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Wednesday August 7

03:00
Samsung SmartThings Cam review: A top-notch security...

But this pint-sized camera will make a great impression on anyone with basic surveillance needs.

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03:00
Why the war on smartphone bezels is going too far

The war on smartphone bezels is going too far. As vendors shave off millimeters or even go edgeless, we're losing features and comfort along the way. But there's one phone that could save us.

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03:00
Soulver 3 review: Mac app simplifies readable...

Calculations are for computers, but Soulver makes them human again. The app, overhauled for version 3, lets you type in readable and formatted arithmetic calculations, functions, dates, and unit conversions, and get results you can use.

It’s particularly useful if you’re constantly working among combinations of units, such as throughput over time (Mbps per hour), or frequently return to the same calculations into which you plug different values.

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Soulver handles conversions and calculations written nearly as we speak them.

To read this article in full, please click here

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03:00
Best TVs: Our top picks, plus plain-language...

There are plenty of great smart TVs. Our guide cuts through the alphabet soup to tell everything you need to know to buy the one that's right for you.

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03:00
Best home security camera: Keep an eye on the home...

A boom in wireless security cameras is inspiring a movement in DIY home surveillance. Follow our buying guide and read our reviews to find the best option for you.

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02:36
Google Chrome 76.0.3809.100 - Modern and fast Web...

Google Chrome is a Web browser by Google, created to be a modern platform for Web pages and applications. It utilizes very fast loading of Web pages and has a V8 engine, which is a custom built JavaScript engine. Because Google has used parts from Apple's Safari and Mozilla's Firefox browsers, they made the project open source.



Version 76.0.3809.100:

A list of all changes is available in the dev log.

  • This update includes 4 security fixes



  • OS X 10.10 or later



Download Now]]>

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02:05
iClock 5.2.3 - Customizable menu bar clock, calendar...

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

Features:

  • Have your Apple or Google calendar instantly available from the menubar
  • 2 types of calendars (tiny or big calendars) accessible from the menubar to help you see and easily edit your schedule and events
  • From the menubar tap the Time to see the local time and important info for any cities in the world in a handy customizable menu
  • 'Take 5' is a break or pomadoro timer to remind office workers to take a few minutes to get up and more around or exercise for health
  • Have the day, date, and time in different fonts and colors in the menu bar
  • Global Scheduler: helps you arrange the timing of international meetings to fit everyone's schedule
  • Set alarms instantly from the menubar for cooking eggs, making meetings, errands or anniversaries
  • Countdown timer, stopwatch...
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00:59
Amazon Chime 4.24.6817 - Communications service that...

Amazon Chime is a communications service that transforms online meetings with a secure, easy-to-use application that you can trust. Amazon Chime works seamlessly across your devices so that you can stay connected. You can use Amazon Chime for online meetings, video conferencing, calls, chat, and to share content, both inside and outside your organization. Amazon Chime frees you to work productively from anywhere.

Features

  • Frustration-Free Online Meetings - Make your online meetings effortless with Amazon Chime. Meetings start on time, and they’re easy to join. Meetings call you, and with a single tap or click, you can join or notify participants that you’re running late. A visual roster shows who is in the meeting and who is running late, and allows anyone to mute background noise. Amazon Chime automatically reconnects you if you get dropped. Crystal clear audio and HD video keep you focused on the discussion.
  • ...
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00:31
OmniPlan Pro 3.13 - Professional-grade project...

With OmniPlan Pro, you can create logical, manageable project plans with Gantt charts, schedules, summaries, milestones, and critical paths. Break down the tasks needed to make your project a success, optimize resources, and streamline budgets. It's project management made painless.

How to get your project done on time and under budget:

  • Translate strategy into tactics everyone can understand
  • Create summaries of work broken into lists of activities
  • Distribute workloads fairly and efficiently
  • Manage costs as you go

OmniPlan Pro adds the following features to OmniPlan's robust management abilities:

  • Publish and subscribe
  • Change tracking
  • Monte Carlo simulation
  • AppleScript support
  • Earned-value analysis
  • Multi-project dashboard
  • Beautiful reports
  • Microsoft Project support
  • Auto-effort estimation



Version 3...

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00:26
OmniPlan 3.13 - Professional-grade project...

With OmniPlan, you can create logical, manageable project plans with Gantt charts, schedules, summaries, milestones, and critical paths. Break down the tasks needed to make your project a success, optimize resources, and streamline budgets. It's project management made painless.

How to get your project done on time and under budget:

  • Translate strategy into tactics everyone can understand
  • Create summaries of work broken into lists of activities
  • Distribute workloads fairly and efficiently
  • Manage costs as you go

Plan, monitor, and control it all with software designed to make your job easier, not harder.



Version 3.13:

Note: OmniPlan 3.13 introduces full support for JavaScript automation in OmniPlan. See examples and learn more at omni-automation.com.

  • Omni Automation [PRO] — OmniPlan now provides cross-platform and cross-application automation via...
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00:00
How to make Siri smarter with family relationships

Did you know you can tell Siri about your relationships with the contacts stored on your iPhone and other Apple devices? Read on for how to make Siri smarter by assigning family (and many other) relationships, including made-up ones.

more…

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Tuesday August 6

21:52
About the security content of iOS 12.2

This document describes the security content of iOS 12.2.

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21:49
About the security content of tvOS 12.2

This document describes the security content of tvOS 12.2.

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21:47
About the security content of watchOS 5.2

This document describes the security content of watchOS 5.2.

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20:59
TinkerTool 7.41 - Expanded preference settings for...

TinkerTool is an application that gives you access to additional preference settings Apple has built into Mac OS X. This allows to activate hidden features in the operating system and in some of the applications delivered with the system.

The tool makes sure that preference changes can only affect the current user. You don't need administrative privileges to use the tool. With this design, it is no problem to use TinkerTool in professional networks where users have restricted permissions. The program will never change any component of the operating system, so the integrity of your system is not put at risk, and there will be no negative effect on system updates.

All preference settings changed by TinkerTool can be reset to Apple's defaults, or to the state that existed before using the tool. No dangerous background processes are used for TinkerTool's operation. You may send bug reports here...

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20:59
iClock 5.2.1 - Customizable menu bar clock, calendar...

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

Features:

  • Have your Apple or Google calendar instantly available from the menubar
  • 2 types of calendars (tiny or big calendars) accessible from the menubar to help you see and easily edit your schedule and events
  • From the menubar tap the Time to see the local time and important info for any cities in the world in a handy customizable menu
  • 'Take 5' is a break or pomadoro timer to remind office workers to take a few minutes to get up and more around or exercise for health
  • Have the day, date, and time in different fonts and colors in the menu bar
  • Global Scheduler: helps you arrange the timing of international meetings to fit everyone's schedule
  • Set alarms instantly from the menubar for cooking eggs, making meetings, errands or anniversaries
  • Countdown timer, stopwatch...
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20:59
TrailRunner 3.8.3230 - Route planning for hiking,...

TrailRunner is the perfect companion for runners, bikers, hikers, and all people wandering under the sky. Plan routes on a geographical map. Import GPS or workout recordings and journalize your activities in a diary.

Features

  • View maps and elevation data from Internet mapping services like USGS topo maps
  • Import GPS recordings from Trails, iTrail, and 321Run for iPhone
  • Import workouts from the Nike + iPod Sport Kit
  • Import tracks and workouts from GPS fitness devices like the Garmin ForeRunner or Garmin Edge
  • Import/Export TCX, GPX, and KML files
  • Describe favorite tracks and rate them with iTunes stars
  • Plan routes interactively or automatically for a given distance
  • Export route directions onto your iPod
  • Journalize workouts in a diary, see your progress in a history chart
  • Publish a Weblog to MobileMe

Note: While the software is...

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20:59
BusyCal 3.6.7 - Powerful calendar app with multiple...

BusyCal is the powerful, flexible, reliable calendar app for macOS. It's packed with time-saving features and compatible with all leading cloud services including iCloud, Google, Exchange and more.

BusyCal displays your calendar in Day, Week, Month, Year and List views. What makes BusyCal unique is its ability to customize these views to more precisely meet your needs. You can choose the number of weeks shown in the Month view and the number of days shown in Week view and even customize the calendar's appearance by choosing a font face and size, calendar colors, time format and more.

Features

  • View and edit event details in a non-modal info panel.
  • Create repeating To Dos that display in the calendar and carry-forward until completed.
  • Scrolling Month and Week Views.
  • Customizable list view lets you filter and sort events by date, calendar, and more.
  • View live weather forecasts, sunrise/sunset times, and...
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20:59
App Tamer 2.4.7 - Efficiently manage your CPU cycles...

App Tamer tames your processor-monopolizing apps and keeps them from chewing up excessive CPU time and battery life. Powered by a unique AutoStop feature, App Tamer stops each application when you switch away from it -- when you return to that app, it restarts automatically.

App Tamer is built around an attractive and clear user interface, designed for managing all your running applications with minimum distraction or frustration. With helpful displays, you can monitor the average percentage of your processor(s) being used by each app, or access a graphical history or your CPU usage. Easily enable AutoStop for any application, or limit it to a certain amount of CPU time.

Don't waste time trying to manage CPU usage on an app-by-app basis -- liberate your Mac with App Tamer.



Version 2.4.7:

  • Fixed a bug that could cause App Tamer to use excessive amounts of CPU when iTunes or Spotify was streaming music and App Tamer was...
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19:54
Crestron Programmable Remote Updated with HomeKit,...

Creston has recently released an update to their programmable touchscreen remote devices to support Siri, Apple TV and HomeKit. At the WWDC 2018, Apple announced

The post Crestron Programmable Remote Updated with HomeKit, Siri and Apple TV Integration appeared first on iLounge.

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19:49
Apple Giving Special iPhones for Bug Testing Along...

Apple will be giving security researchers special iPhones for better testing of potential weaknesses and vulnerabilities. According to Forbes, Apple is expected to announce the

The post Apple Giving Special iPhones for Bug Testing Along With macOS Bug Bounty Program appeared first on iLounge.

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19:41
Apple Card Website Goes Live, Offers Preview on...

Apple’s Wallet website has gone live and is now offering a preview to select customers. Individuals who receive an invitation via email for the Apple

The post Apple Card Website Goes Live, Offers Preview on Service appeared first on iLounge.

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19:23
Back to school Apple deals heat up at B&H Photo




As college students head to campus and high schoolers prepare for the fall semester, Apple Authorized Reseller B&H Photo is slashing prices on Apple products, including fresh price drops on iMacs, MacBook Pros and Mac mini devices. All with free expedited shipping and special financing incentives.

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17:46
Apple Watch continues domination of smartwatch...

Apple Watch continues to dominate the smartwatch industry, according to new data. During the second quarter of 2019, Strategy Analytics estimates that Apple shipped 5.7 million Apple Watches worldwide.

more…

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17:14
Twitter testing new ‘Snooze’ feature to let you...

Twitter is testing a new feature that would allow you to mute notifications for a certain amount of time. This setting would be independent of controlling Twitter notifications at the system level on iPhone and iPad.

more…

The post Twitter testing new ‘Snooze’ feature to let you temporarily silence notifications appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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17:09
Apple Watch leads growing smartwatch segment with 5....




Apple once again led the smartwatch pack during the second quarter of 2019, shipping an estimated 5.7 million Apple Watch units as it creeps toward a 50% share of the global market.

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17:07
Apple Watch Was Number One Smart Watch in Q2 2019...

The Apple Watch accounted for close to half of all smart watches shipped in the second quarter of 2019, according to a new report shared this afternoon by Strategy Analytics.

Apple shipped an estimated 5.7 million smart watches worldwide during the quarter, earning it 46 percent marketshare and its continued position as the number one smart watch company.

Apple shipped 5.7 million smartwatches worldwide in Q2 2019, rising an above-average 50 percent from 3.8 million in Q2 2018. Apple Watch remains a long way ahead of the chasing pack and its global smartwatch marketshare has grown to 46 percent this quarter, up from 44 percent a year ago. Apple Watch has fended off strong competition from hungry rivals like Fitbit. Apple remains the clear smartwatch...

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16:23
IHS: Apple to start production of 16-inch MacBook...




Rumors of a 16-inch MacBook Pro launch continued to swirl this week, with one analyst claiming Apple plans to start manufacturing the big-screen laptop as a de facto replacement for the current 15-inch model.

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16:06
iOS 13 privacy feature will force total overhaul for...

Apple's Craig Federighi unveils iOS 13 at WWDC 2019. (credit: Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica)

Privacy has been a renewed focus with Apple’s next operating system update. One new feature in iOS 13 that seems centered on user privacy could have sweeping consequences for messaging and online call apps.

In iOS 13, Apple will not allow apps to run voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) in the background when the programs are not actively in use. Many apps that offer VoIP services currently run in the background, and they will need to be rewritten to adjust to Apple’s upcoming rules. The change is slated to roll out when iOS 13 is released in September. However, app developers will get a grace period, and they have...

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14:34
Disney streaming bundle includes Disney+, ESPN+ and...




When Disney launches its dedicated streaming service this fall customers will be able to sign up for a bundled tier that includes Disney+, ESPN+ and ad-supported Hulu for a monthly fee of $12.99.

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14:17
Disney announces bundle with Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN...

Disney today announced the long-awaited bundle option for its collection of streaming services. When Disney+ launches on November 12, you’ll be able to sign up for a bundle of Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu for $12.99 per month.

more…

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14:02
Journey for iOS is a must-play, now available on the...

Journey for iOS is out now! After debuting its new Sky: Children of the Light game on iOS and Apple TV a couple months ago, celebrated indie developer Thatgamecompany has now quietly released its groundbreaking title Journey on Apple’s digital marketplace. Head below for more. more…

The post Journey for iOS is a must-play, now available on the App Store appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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13:41
Lowest price: Apple's 128GB iPad mini 4 with...




Shoppers looking for the best deal on a highly portable iPad mini can save $130 instantly on closeout iPad mini 4 devices, with the 128GB cellular tablets now on sale for $399 with promo code.

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13:16
Rumor Claims that AMD's CEO may be Considering...

AMD is finally delivering 7nm processors for PC's to take on Intel and advancing their GPU's to take on NVIDIA. AMD has certainly rocked the boat in the PC world this year and just as things were really looking up the company, a new report today claims that AMD's CEO may be making a move to IBM.

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12:56
Hands-on: Apple Card application and approval,...

After first being announced in March, Apple Card is now available to early testers. I was among the early group of testers invited to try Apple Card today, and here are some observations after application and approval, using it with the Wallet app and more.

more…

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12:51
Philips Hue Outdoor Review: The best HomeKit...

When Philips Hue first announced its line of outdoor smart lighting back at CES 2018, I was immediately intrigued. I was on-hand for the demo in Las Vegas and saw an answer to a problem that has seemingly plagued my outdoor spaces for years. There are plenty of lighting solutions for gardens and outdoor areas but most are clunky and unrefined. I’ve leaned on outdoor-grade smart plugs each Christmas for a while, but those lack the integrated dimming controls that are often best suited for landscape lighting.

The Philips Hue outdoor line arrived on the scene with an answer in-hand, and a hefty price tag to match. But what I found was a refined solution that met the needs of my burgeoning HomeKit setup while highlighting the unique architectural aspects of my home, which you can learn more about below.

...

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12:49
Changes in iOS 13 may force major redesign of VoIP...




Major messaging app services that offer calls, such as Facebook's Messenger and WhatsApp, will have to make major changes to their code base to work properly in iOS 13, a report claims, due to fears from Apple that existing methods used by the apps could be used for data collection purposes.

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12:11
While the CEO of Apple's Subsidiary FileMaker...

Today, Brad Freitag, CEO of FileMaker announced on his corporate blog that while FileMaker will live on as one of their service offerings, the company is reviving the Claris Brand. Apple filed for the Claris trademark in two markets

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11:53
AT&T says it lost $5 million a year from illegal...




A man has been accused of paying employees of AT&T over a five-year period to illegally unlock large numbers of iPhones and other devices, an act that is alleged to have cost the carrier an average of around $5 million per year in lost revenue.

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11:48
Upcoming iOS 13 VoIP Change That Restricts...

An upcoming change in iOS 13 that limits data collection practices using VoIP APIs will impact apps like Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp, forcing them to be redesigned, reports The Information.

Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp allow users to make calls over the internet, and to listen for those calls, the apps run in the background of an iPhone or iPad so calls can connect quickly. While running in the background, the apps are also able to collect data, something that Apple is putting a stop to in iOS 13.

Background access for apps like Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp will be restricted solely to internet calls going forward, with no background data collection available.

Sources that spoke to The Information said that this change...

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11:40
GrubHub is quietly replacing restaurant phone...

GrubHub has once again been accused of hijacking restaurants' online presences in the name of revenue. Motherboard has learned that some phone listings in the Yelp app have been replaced with GrubHub numbers so that the delivery service can collect...

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11:23
Report: iOS 13 to limit VoIP API for apps like...

A new report today from The Information details a change coming with iOS 13 that will force WhatsApp and others to redesign their messaging apps. The small but notable change has to do with how third-party apps use iOS to make internet voice calls with the PushKit VoIP API and also run in the background which will be restricted come this fall.

more…

The post Report: iOS 13 to limit VoIP API for apps like Facebook and WhatsApp, eliminate background activity appeared first on...

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11:13
Second season of Netflix's 'Mindhunter...

Back in the '70s, law enforcement struggled to find serial killers like Ted Bundy and the BTK Killer -- not to mention understand the dark forces that drove them. The Netflix drama Mindhunter depicts the pioneering work of two fictional FBI agents du...

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11:00
Apple’s innovative virtual credit card is now...

Apple Card, the tech giant's innovative take on virtual (and physical, for that matter) credit cards, has begun rolling out to users who previously expressed interest by signing up to be notified on the card's website.

Users Apple notifies of the card's availability can sign up for the virtual card from within the Wallet app on their iPhones, and they can also order...

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10:57
Here’s how Apple can simplify its Mac laptop line-up

In a note to clients — as noted by Forbes — analyst Jeff Lin of IHS Market predicts that, when Apple debuts its 16-inch MacBook Pro, the company will quit making the 15.4-inch model. Makes sense as Apple may be considering a streamlining of its laptop line.

Lin says the supersized-laptop will start production in September at a monthly production volume of 39,000 units and use the Coffee Lake-H Refresh, Intel's fastest 45-watt mobile processor to date with as many as eight cores. Thanks to narrower bezels on the display, it’s expected to have pretty much the same physical dimensions as the 15-inch laptop.

When it comes to the 16-inch MacBook Pro (which, you should note, has NOT been confirmed by Apple), Apple...

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10:53
Apple 'Nice' Face ID ad song usage was...




The voice behind the 'Nice, so nice' soundbite played in the recent iPhone Face ID commercial, producer Latroit, revealed he was overjoyed by the inclusion of the song 'Nice' on the ad's soundtrack, likening it to winning an award.

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10:49
Apple Card Doesn't Support Exporting Data to...

With the Apple Card now available in a preview capacity to some customers, Apple has released everything from tutorial videos to support documents, giving us more insight into how the card works.

We've had countless questions from people who use software and apps like Mint and Quicken about whether or not the Apple Card will support financial services, and the answer is no, not at this time.

In a support document on how the Apple Card works, Apple says exporting data from Apple Card is not a feature offered at this time. From the document: "Exporting data from Apple Card to a financial app like Mint is not currently supported."

As financial apps like Mint and software like Quicken are popular with many people, it's possible that Apple will add support for exporting data in the future. Right now, Apple Card data and transactions can be viewed and...

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10:44
Senators question whether Facebook is doing enough...

Senators are questioning Facebook again. This time their concerns are related to a design flaw that let thousands of kids join group chats with unauthorized users, The Verge reports. Senators Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) w...

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10:41
Apple’s iPad continues to lead the tablet market

Apple continued to lead the tablet market with nearly double the shipments of its nearest competitor during the third quarter fo 2018, according to new data from IDC.

The iPad now has 26.6% of the global tablet market based on quarter three sales of 9.7 million units. Worldwide tablet market declined 8.6% during the third quarter of 2018 (3Q18) as global shipments fell to 36.4 million

IDC says the refreshed $329 iPad with Pencil support that launched in late March continued to drive volume although it was unable to maintain the same momentum from the third quarter of 2017 as that was the first time in a while that Apple had released a lower cost iPad. iPad Pro saw year-on-year declines in anticipation of a refresh at the beginning of the fourth quarter, “which bodes well for Apple through the end of the year,” adds the research group.

Samsung maintained its position as the...

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10:21
Apple revives the retro Claris name as it expands...

Apple is going back to its roots, although not necessarily in the way you'd expect. The tech giant is changing the name of FileMaker back to Claris, the company Apple spun out in 1987 to handle apps like FileMaker as well as MacPaint and MacWrite....

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10:19
Twelve South refreshes AirSnap case for AirPods with...

Twelve South is out today with a new version of its AirSnap case for AirPods. Previously only available in leather, AirSnap now comes in a twill variant in a choice of two shades of grey.

more…

The post Twelve South refreshes AirSnap case for AirPods with new twill options, supports wireless charging appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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10:14
Twelve South launches twill AirSnap case for AirPods




Twelve South has updated its classic AirPods case -- AirSnap -- with a new pair of twill color options.

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09:53
PS3 hit 'Journey' unexpectedly arrives on...

Thanks to a surprise release from Annapurna Interactive, the PlayStation 3 classic, Journey, is available on iOS.

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09:51
Apple Card Offers Benefits From Mastercard, Base APR...

Apple Card, Apple's credit card that began rolling out to some beta testers and members of the media this week, uses Mastercard for processing payments.

Since it uses Mastercard's network, the Apple Card is able to take advantage of benefits offered to Mastercard card holders, as pointed out by TechCrunch's Matthew Panzarino, one of the early testers.

Mastercard's website offers a list of benefits available to Apple Card users, including fraud protection, identity theft protection, and a free ShopRunner membership that offers free two-day shipping from some websites.

Other benefits include Mastercard's...

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09:51
Apple Card Offers Benefits From Mastercard, Base APR...

Apple Card, Apple's credit card that began rolling out to some beta testers and members of the media this week, uses Mastercard for processing payments.

Since it uses Mastercard's network, the Apple Card is able to take advantage of benefits offered to Mastercard card holders, as pointed out by TechCrunch's Matthew Panzarino, one of the early testers.

Mastercard's website offers a list of benefits available to Apple Card users, including fraud protection, identity theft protection, and a free ShopRunner membership that offers free two-day shipping from some websites.

Other benefits include Mastercard's...

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09:30
Instagram’s 'huge booty' problem keeps...

There isn't a day when I don't come across comments from bots on Instagram. They're all over the place. But there's nothing they love more than to spam high-profile pages with millions of followers. Whether it's LeBron James, Kim Kardashian, ESPN or...

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09:25
Everything you need to know about how to get and use...




Apple Card is out now for a select few people, and it will be available for the rest of us later this month. Even before you get yours, though, we've got the important details of how to apply for it -- and how you should or should not use it.

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09:24
Trump open to China trade deal talks to minimize new...




New tariffs on Apple products imported to the United States from China are again in question, as White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow suggests President Donald Trump is still open to making a trade deal that could change the situation.

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09:17
Sip: Smart Color Management for Your Mac

What if there was a single place to pick, store, and organize colors on your Mac that also made it simple to use those colors in design apps, for development, or however you want? Sip is a menu bar app that does just that.

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09:17
NYC's first self-driving shuttle service...

Beginning tomorrow, Optimus Ride will run six autonomous shuttles in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. While other companies have tested self-driving shuttles in New York City, Optimus Ride claims this is the first self-driving vehicle system to launch in both...

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09:15
Report: iPhone shipments dropped 15% in Q3, Apple in...

When Apple announced its Q3 earnings last week we learned that the company’s iPhone revenue dropped, but the company doesn’t share data on unit sales for its products. IHS Markit is out today with its report on the overall smartphone market including its estimates on iPhone shipments.

more…

The post Report: iPhone shipments dropped 15% in Q3, Apple in 4th place for overall smartphone market share appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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09:10
Apple AirPods deal drops wireless charging case...

A particularly notable Apple AirPods deal highlights today’s 9to5Toys Lunch Break, along with a Sony CarPlay unit, and the ecobee HomeKit Switch+. Hit the jump for all that and more.

more…

The post Apple AirPods deal drops wireless charging case model to $159, Sony CarPlay unit $333, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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09:00
Review: Put a security cam anywhere with Sticker-Eye

The Sticker-Eye Security Camera. Photo ©2019, Steven Sande

The most common “Internet of Things” devices that people install in their homes are wireless security cameras. Whether you’re using them to see what’s going on with your pets while you’re out of town or want to catch potential thieves in the act, these devices are popular. There’s one bad point about 99% of all security cameras, though — they need power and in some case even require a wired connect of some sort. A new wireless home security camera that was funded by a very successful Kickstarter project is now available and it’s incredibly easy to install and use. Today I’ll tell you about my hands-on experiences with the Sticker-Eye security camera ($110.49 on Amazon, affiliate link) from EyeCloud AI

Design

The design of...

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09:00
Google updates Images to make it easier to compare...

Google has unveiled an update to the Images interface that will allow users to compare and contrast related pictures. Entering a term like "green dress" or "black lamp" into Google Images can yield hundreds of results -- and it can be tough to narrow...

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08:55
Apple won 54 Patents today Covering a Fingerprint...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted Apple 54 newly granted patents today. Our final granted report of the day covers a fingerprint sensor patent that covers an under display application. Such a system would be welcomed and match Huawei's dual face and touch ID system on smartphones to give users a choice of biometrics. This has been pointed out before and now a rumor is suggesting that we'll such a combination on 2021 iPhones. Other granted patents of interest today include those covering Memoji ...

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08:50
Report: 16-inch MacBook Pro to use 9th-gen Intel...

We’ve heard quite a bit about Apple’s plans for a 16-inch MacBook Pro over the last several weeks. The new laptop is slated to launch sometime this fall, and now a report suggests that the 16-inch MacBook Pro could mean the end of the 15-inch model.

more…

The post Report: 16-inch MacBook Pro to use 9th-gen Intel processors, 15-inch to be discontinued appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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08:45
Microsoft: Russian hackers are using IoT devices to...

A state-sponsored Russian hacking group has been taking advantage of Internet of Things devices' poor security measures to infiltrate corporate networks, according to Microsoft. The company has revealed that researchers from Microsoft's Threat Intell...

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08:30
Giant mechs are destroying 'Fortnite'

Every new Fortnite season is met with high anticipation -- players know they'll get fresh skins, crazy emotes, new weapons and a different world to explore. When Season X kicked off last week, Epic Games delivered on that promise, bringing back some...

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08:20
XIDU releases the PhilPad in competition to the...

XIDU, one of the fastest-growing tech companies based in Shenzhen, China, is always committed to providing better laptops with great user experience, excellent performance, and

The post XIDU releases the PhilPad in competition to the Microsoft Surface and Chuwi laptops appeared first on iLounge.

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08:16
Hacker News list of the most useful Mac keyboard...

Hacker News put out a call to its readers for their favorite Mac keyboard shortcuts. Worth a scan. I’d be shocked if even the most seasoned Mac power user didn’t find a few surprises there.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:15
16-Inch MacBook Pro Will Reportedly Use Intel's...

Apple's widely rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro will be powered by Intel's 9th-generation Coffee Lake Refresh processors, in line with the 15-inch MacBook Pro released in May, according to IHS Markit analyst Jeff Lin.

If accurate, this means the 16-inch MacBook Pro will be configurable with up to an 8-core Core i9 processor with a 2.4GHz base clock speed and a max Turbo Boost frequency of 5.0GHz. The lineup also includes 6-core Core i7 processors. All of the chips are 45W with integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630.

Notably, this would mean that Apple isn't yet ready to use Intel's latest 10th-generation Ice Lake processors. These chips...

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08:15
Comcast expands its low-cost internet to another...

Since 2011, Comcast's Internet Essentials program has connected more than eight million low-income individuals from two million households to the internet. Today, the company announced that it's bringing low-cost internet to an additional three milli...

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08:10
∞ Bill Gates and his take on Steve Jobs as a wizard

[VIDEO] This Bill Gates interview came out about a month ago, but I just watched it this morning, thought it was worth sharing.

The whole thing is relatively short, all interesting, but the Steve Jobs bit kicks in at about 2:40 in. I definitely get a sense that Bill held a real reverence for Steve. The video is embedded in the main Loop post.

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08:10
Back to school: The gear you need to turn your dorm...

Please enjoy this guide to the best dorm room gear, just one part of our larger 2019 back-to-school series. In addition to top picks in 11 categories -- everything from laptops to smartphones to gaming and dorm gear -- we went big on tips and buying...

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08:02
iPad Pro USB-C hubs: The best, worst, and weirdest...

This was a really interesting read. If you have an iPad Pro with USB-C, spend a few minutes scanning the options here. Dongle city, but necessary for many.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:00
Slack tightens security to stop people from stealing...

Slack is integral to the way many businesses operate, but the messaging service has had problems in the past with security issues. Today, Slack is adding features which the company says will help admins lock down their workspaces to prevent people fr...

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07:56
9to5Mac Daily: August 06, 2019 – Apple Card rollout...

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

Sponsored by Skillshare: With thousands of online classes, Skillshare can help you improve your professional skill set, start that side hustle, pursue a passion project, and much more. Get two free...

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07:55
Apple releases burst of Apple Card how-to videos

[VIDEO] Apple’s official YouTube channel just added 10 new Apple Card videos. The first one, How to Apply, is embedded in the main Loop post. The rollout has started.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:54
Editorial: A record $4.3B R&D spend proves Apple...




Apple's reported operational expenses for research and development in the June quarter hit a new all-time high of $4.257 billion, well over twice the quarterly spending it reported in 2015. Apple's aggressive expansion demonstrates the company is building for the future even as its rivals retreat from tablets and smartwatches and fail to keep pace with Apple's aggressive OS updates and custom silicon work.

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07:45
Uber and Lyft admit they're making city traffic...

Uber and Lyft may be competitors but as the two major ridesharing companies, they also have a lot in common -- including the challenges they face. To better understand their role in city traffic patterns, the companies jointly sponsored a study to de...

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07:44
Indie game 'Journey' hits the App Store...




Thatgamecompany has released "Journey" to the iOS App Store with no pre-hype, giving iPhone owners a chance to play the 2012 indie hit.

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07:44
Apple Wins Autonomous Vehicle Patent that provides...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 54 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover a patent win relating to systems that will allow an iPhone user owning an autonomous vehicle to give added commands to the vehicle about a destination. The system could be given precise parking instructions like "park near Best Buy" and further allow the user to fine tune instructions by using gestures on the iPhone's touch display as noted in our cover graphic.

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07:42
Apple HomeKit compatibility rolling out to Arlo...

Arlo Technologies, Inc., which specializes in Internet connected cameras says support for HomeKit, Apple's smart home platform, is rolling out now on Arlo Pro and Arlo Pro 2 Security Camera Systems that are paired with Arlo's most popular base station models, VMB4000 and VMB4500. 

While Arlo users can already control their Pro or Pro 2 cameras via the Arlo app, HomeKit compatibility will provide added convenience for iPhone and iPad users,...

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07:38
Apple rolls out Apple Card Preview to select users

Matthew Panzarino, TechCrunch:

Apple Card is getting its first group of public test users today. A limited amount of customers that signed up to be notified about the release of Apple Card are getting the ability to apply for the card in their Wallet app today — as well as the option to order their physical Apple Card.

I’ve been using the card for a few days on my own device, making purchases and payments and playing around with features like Apple Cash rewards and transaction categorization.

And:

The application process was simple for me. Portions of the information you need are pre-filled from your existing AppleID account, making for less manual entry. I had an answer in under a minute and was ready to make my first purchase instantly. I used it both online and in person with contactless terminals.

It…works.

Read the article for more of Matthew’s personal experience. Expect to see a wave of articles as the invites continue to go out....

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07:35
FileMaker 'reborn' as Claris and acquires...

Today at their 24th annual DevCon, FileMaker, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Apple, unveiled the start of a new chapter in the company's history as Claris International Inc.

In addition, the company announced its acquisition of Stamplay, a service that helps businesses of all sizes integrate data from third-party cloud services such as Box, DocuSign, and others into their apps. Claris has fully integrated this service and unveiled a new offering, Claris Connect. This service will provide customers with an interface for automating workflows across cloud-based services, saving them from the task of building custom-built, backend integrations. The Claris Connect team will continue to be led by former Stamplay CEO, Giuliano Iacobelli.

"Claris stems from the Latin root 'clarus,' which means 'clear, bright and shining,'" said Brad Freitag, Claris CEO, in a press release.  "Nothing better encapsulates the company's mission: to empower the...

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07:33
Apple subsidiary FileMaker rebrands as Claris with...

Apple subsidiary FileMaker has announced today that it is rebranding to Claris, a name that likely sounds familiar if you’ve been an Apple user since the early days. While the core FileMaker product will remain the same, the company itself is changing its name to Claris International.

more…

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07:32
FileMaker reborn as Claris

Today at their 24th annual DevCon, FileMaker, Inc., unveiled the start of a new chapter in the company’s history as Claris International Inc.

In addition, the company announced its acquisition of Stamplay, a service that helps businesses of all sizes integrate data from third-party cloud services such as Box, DocuSign, and others into their apps. Claris has fully integrated this service and unveiled a new offering, Claris Connect. This service will provide customers with an interface for automating workflows across cloud-based services, saving them from the task of building custom-built, backend integrations. The Claris Connect team will continue to be led by former Stamplay CEO, Giuliano Iacobelli.

“Claris stems from the Latin root ‘clarus,’ which means ‘clear, bright and shining,'” said Brad Freitag, Claris CEO.  “Nothing better encapsulates the company’s mission: to empower the problem-solver with smart solutions that work for their business. By extending the reach...

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07:32
FileMaker reborn as Claris

Today at their 24th annual DevCon, FileMaker, Inc., unveiled the start of a new chapter in the company’s history as Claris International Inc.

In addition, the company announced its acquisition of Stamplay, a service that helps businesses of all sizes integrate data from third-party cloud services such as Box, DocuSign, and others into their apps. Claris has fully integrated this service and unveiled a new offering, Claris Connect. This service will provide customers with an interface for automating workflows across cloud-based services, saving them from the task of building custom-built, backend integrations. The Claris Connect team will continue to be led by former Stamplay CEO, Giuliano Iacobelli.

“Claris stems from the Latin root ‘clarus,’ which means ‘clear, bright and shining,'” said Brad Freitag, Claris CEO.  “Nothing better encapsulates the company’s mission: to empower the problem-solver with smart solutions that work for their business. By extending the reach...

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07:32
FileMaker reborn as Claris

Today at their 24th annual DevCon, FileMaker, Inc., unveiled the start of a new chapter in the company’s history as Claris International Inc.

In addition, the company announced its acquisition of Stamplay, a service that helps businesses of all sizes integrate data from third-party cloud services such as Box, DocuSign, and others into their apps. Claris has fully integrated this service and unveiled a new offering, Claris Connect. This service will provide customers with an interface for automating workflows across cloud-based services, saving them from the task of building custom-built, backend integrations. The Claris Connect team will continue to be led by former Stamplay CEO, Giuliano Iacobelli.

“Claris stems from the Latin root ‘clarus,’ which means ‘clear, bright and shining,'” said Brad Freitag, Claris CEO.  “Nothing better encapsulates the company’s mission: to empower the problem-solver with smart solutions that work for their business. By extending the reach...

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07:32
FileMaker reborn as Claris

Today at their 24th annual DevCon, FileMaker, Inc., unveiled the start of a new chapter in the company’s history as Claris International Inc.

In addition, the company announced its acquisition of Stamplay, a service that helps businesses of all sizes integrate data from third-party cloud services such as Box, DocuSign, and others into their apps. Claris has fully integrated this service and unveiled a new offering, Claris Connect. This service will provide customers with an interface for automating workflows across cloud-based services, saving them from the task of building custom-built, backend integrations. The Claris Connect team will continue to be led by former Stamplay CEO, Giuliano Iacobelli.

“Claris stems from the Latin root ‘clarus,’ which means ‘clear, bright and shining,'” said Brad Freitag, Claris CEO.  “Nothing better encapsulates the company’s mission: to empower the problem-solver with smart solutions that work for their business. By extending the reach...

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07:31
Sprint's next 5G phone is made by OnePlus

Sprint is adding another 5G phone to its (currently narrow) selection, and you might like who's making it -- though it won't be great news for people on other networks. The carrier has announced that OnePlus is prepping a 5G device for the network,...

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07:25
New latching USB 3.0 cable assemblies address heavy...

L-com has introduced a new series of latching USB 3.0 cables. These cables feature a latching mechanism on the Type-A male connector that ensures a secure, strong connection, according to product manager Brian Gates.

Despite being one of the most successful standards and connector types for data connectivity, standard USB connectors are friction fit and have a tendency to disconnect from the mating jack when subject to pulling or vibration, he adds. L-com now stocks two series of latching USB 3.0 cable assemblies, the...

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07:25
New latching USB 3.0 cable assemblies address heavy...

L-com has introduced a new series of latching USB 3.0 cables. These cables feature a latching mechanism on the Type-A male connector that ensures a secure, strong connection, according to product manager Brian Gates.

Despite being one of the most successful standards and connector types for data connectivity, standard USB connectors are friction fit and have a tendency to disconnect from the mating jack when subject to pulling or vibration, he adds. L-com now stocks two series of latching USB 3.0 cable assemblies, the...

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07:25
New latching USB 3.0 cable assemblies address heavy...

L-com has introduced a new series of latching USB 3.0 cables. These cables feature a latching mechanism on the Type-A male connector that ensures a secure, strong connection, according to product manager Brian Gates.

Despite being one of the most successful standards and connector types for data connectivity, standard USB connectors are friction fit and have a tendency to disconnect from the mating jack when subject to pulling or vibration, he adds. L-com now stocks two series of latching USB 3.0 cable assemblies, the...

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07:25
New latching USB 3.0 cable assemblies address heavy...

L-com has introduced a new series of latching USB 3.0 cables. These cables feature a latching mechanism on the Type-A male connector that ensures a secure, strong connection, according to product manager Brian Gates.

Despite being one of the most successful standards and connector types for data connectivity, standard USB connectors are friction fit and have a tendency to disconnect from the mating jack when subject to pulling or vibration, he adds. L-com now stocks two series of latching USB 3.0 cable assemblies, the...

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07:22
Apple granted patent for Face ID on Macs, with smart...

We first reported on an Apple patent for Face ID on Macs back in 2017, before we knew what Apple would call the feature when it debuted in the iPhone X. That patent has today been granted.

The patent is for a more intelligent version of Face ID than is currently used on iPhones…

more…

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07:22
Apple granted patent for Face ID on Macs, with smart...

We first reported on an Apple patent for Face ID on Macs back in 2017, before we knew what Apple would call the feature when it debuted in the iPhone X. That patent has today been granted.

The patent is for a more intelligent version of Face ID than is currently used on iPhones…

more…

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07:18
Power banks for the iPhone and iPad mini are now 50...

Constantly worrying that your smartphone won’t last the day? Have the screen down to its lowest brightness and skimping out on apps, games, and Netflix

The post Power banks for the iPhone and iPad mini are now 50% Off appeared first on iLounge.

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07:15
AirSnap Twill keeps your AirPods protected — and...

About a year ago, my Apple World Today compadre, Steve Sande, reviewed Twelve South’s AirSnap AirPod case. Now the company has released a new version — the AirSnap Twill —  and, having received an advance copy, I can attest that it’s just as great as the original. 

Here’s Steve’s description of the AirSnap: “The design of AirSnap is simple; it's a well-made leather case that the AirPod charger fits into, with a gap in the bottom for charging and a snap closure to keep the charger from falling out. The real genius of the design is the small metal carabiner-type clip (spring-loaded) on top. Take that and snap it to a strap or onto a similar carabiner inside a backpack, and your AirPods will never get lost again. The carabiner swivels so the case doesn't get tangled up.”

All of this is...

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07:15
Growth of iPad market share defies shrinking tablet...




The iPad has extended its lead over other tablets in the second quarter, shipment figures from IDC claim, with Apple now making up 38.1 percent of the global tablet market and seeing increased growth over the same quarter last year, while competitors are largely enduring a reduction in shipments for the period.

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07:10
AT&T rolls out 5G in NYC, but only for business...

At last, AT&T's 5G network is available in New York City... only you likely can't use it yet. The carrier now offers the higher-speed wireless service in parts of NYC, but it's currently limited to business customers and developers. That's not...

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07:05
Mixer App skyrockets to #1 due to streamer ‘Ninja’...

The Mixer app had a huge jump to the top of the App Store list when former Twitch streamer ‘Ninja’ announced his departure for Microsoft’s

The post Mixer App skyrockets to #1 due to streamer ‘Ninja’ switching appeared first on iLounge.

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07:03
FTC Probing for anti-trust issues into Apple-Amazon...

The FTC is currently looking into the Apple-Amazon agreement for antitrust issues regarding third-party resellers. Reports say that lawyers have reached out to independent sellers

The post FTC Probing for anti-trust issues into Apple-Amazon agreement appeared first on iLounge.

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07:03
Apple's FileMaker, Inc brings back the old...




Changing FileMaker, Inc's name to Claris shows a certain awareness of Apple history, but possibly not a very complete one. If you've been around Apple for a long time, you're likely to have fond memories of the application suite ClarisWorks. Yet if you've been around for even longer, you'll know that Claris has a complicated relationship with Apple.

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07:02
Kool Tools: WaterField Designs’ Travel Folio

Living out of a suitcase, even for a short time, can feel chaotic. Tossing loose ends and paperwork into one central vault — WaterField Designs’ Travel Folio— helps keep travelers organized, calm, and looking sharp. The Folio is the ultimate catch-all organizer for travel docs, passports, visas, small electronics, and other travel necessities that otherwise tend to get scattered. 

Lined in gold for easy interior visibility, the sleek and streamlined Travel Folio is available in full-grain leather or textiles for a look befitting business or leisure. Features include:

° Gold, water-resistant liner lights up interior for increased visibility; 

° Three pen slots for ballpoints, Apple Pencil or Surface Pen; 

° One zippered pocket for coins or small valuables; 

° One open-topped pocket for phone, earbuds or cords;

° Fits A4...

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07:02
Kool Tools: WaterField Designs’ Travel Folio

Living out of a suitcase, even for a short time, can feel chaotic. Tossing loose ends and paperwork into one central vault — WaterField Designs’ Travel Folio— helps keep travelers organized, calm, and looking sharp. The Folio is the ultimate catch-all organizer for travel docs, passports, visas, small electronics, and other travel necessities that otherwise tend to get scattered. 

Lined in gold for easy interior visibility, the sleek and streamlined Travel Folio is available in full-grain leather or textiles for a look befitting business or leisure. Features include:

° Gold, water-resistant liner lights up interior for increased visibility; 

° Three pen slots for ballpoints, Apple Pencil or Surface Pen; 

° One zippered pocket for coins or small valuables; 

° One open-topped pocket for phone, earbuds or cords;

° Fits A4...

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07:02
Kool Tools: WaterField Designs’ Travel Folio

Living out of a suitcase, even for a short time, can feel chaotic. Tossing loose ends and paperwork into one central vault — WaterField Designs’ Travel Folio— helps keep travelers organized, calm, and looking sharp. The Folio is the ultimate catch-all organizer for travel docs, passports, visas, small electronics, and other travel necessities that otherwise tend to get scattered. 

Lined in gold for easy interior visibility, the sleek and streamlined Travel Folio is available in full-grain leather or textiles for a look befitting business or leisure. Features include:

° Gold, water-resistant liner lights up interior for increased visibility; 

° Three pen slots for ballpoints, Apple Pencil or Surface Pen; 

° One zippered pocket for coins or small valuables; 

° One open-topped pocket for phone, earbuds or cords;

° Fits A4...

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07:02
Kool Tools: WaterField Designs’ Travel Folio

Living out of a suitcase, even for a short time, can feel chaotic. Tossing loose ends and paperwork into one central vault — WaterField Designs’ Travel Folio— helps keep travelers organized, calm, and looking sharp. The Folio is the ultimate catch-all organizer for travel docs, passports, visas, small electronics, and other travel necessities that otherwise tend to get scattered. 

Lined in gold for easy interior visibility, the sleek and streamlined Travel Folio is available in full-grain leather or textiles for a look befitting business or leisure. Features include:

° Gold, water-resistant liner lights up interior for increased visibility; 

° Three pen slots for ballpoints, Apple Pencil or Surface Pen; 

° One zippered pocket for coins or small valuables; 

° One open-topped pocket for phone, earbuds or cords;

° Fits A4...

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07:01
Luxury leather travel tote for MacBook chargers,...

The Twelve South Journal CaddySack Travel Tote is down to just $62.99 down from its original price of $79.99 on Amazon. The travel organizer offers

The post Luxury leather travel tote for MacBook chargers, cables & adapters is now 21% Off appeared first on iLounge.

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07:00
Nissan is adding 200 more chargers to its network

Nissan has been building charging stations across the US with help from EVgo over the past few years. Now, the two companies are expanding their six-year partnership by adding 200 direct current fast chargers to their network across the country. All...

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06:45
TrailRunner 3.8.3230 - Route planning for hiking,...

TrailRunner is the perfect companion for runners, bikers, hikers, and all people wandering under the sky. Plan routes on a geographical map. Import GPS or workout recordings and journalize your activities in a diary.

Features

  • View maps and elevation data from Internet mapping services like USGS topo maps
  • Import GPS recordings from Trails, iTrail, and 321Run for iPhone
  • Import workouts from the Nike + iPod Sport Kit
  • Import tracks and workouts from GPS fitness devices like the Garmin ForeRunner or Garmin Edge
  • Import/Export TCX, GPX, and KML files
  • Describe favorite tracks and rate them with iTunes stars
  • Plan routes interactively or automatically for a given distance
  • Export route directions onto your iPod
  • Journalize workouts in a diary, see your progress in a history chart
  • Publish a Weblog to MobileMe

Note: While the software is...

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06:45
Klipsch T5 True Wireless review: Great-sounding, but...

Klipsch has been making high quality audio gear since 1946, mostly catering to the audiophile and HiFi crowd. It makes plenty of speakers, soundbars and headphones for casual listeners too, and back at CES, the company debuted its first true wireless...

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06:37
Apple patent is for a scene camera implemented in a...

To be honest, I’m not sure if a newly granted Apple patent (number 10,375,357) involves the rumored “Apple Car” or simply involves the use of iPhones in current vehicles. The patent is for a “method and system for providing at least one image captured by a scene camera of a vehicle.”

In the patent filing, Apple lists such applications as:

  • An omnidirectional camera that can be used to record an event happening around a police vehicle. The system and method include an omnidirectional camera and a digital processor that processes the images taken by the camera. The direction of the signal generated by the microphone determines the region of interest. 

  • A vehicle-mounted image record system for encouraging safe driving of a vehicle by recording images of the surface of the road and part of the vehicle. The system includes one or more cameras mounted on the vehicle and a recording device...

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06:30
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's new comedy series...

The next team-up between Simon Pegg and Nick Frost will take place online. Amazon has snapped up the rights to Truth Seekers, a "comedy-horror" Prime Video series about paranormal investigators who unearth a conspiracy that threatens humanity. Fros...

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06:27
Apple Wins Patent for Presence Sensing and Facial...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 54 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover an advanced facial recognition system for the iMac. The patent in-part derived from the acquisition of Sweden's Polar Rose back in 2010.

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06:20
iPhone the fastest among top three smartphone brands...

According to a new study by OpenSignal, which measures global network speeds, among the three largest smartphone makers, Apple users were faster in 17.5% of countries. 

In the remaining 48% none of the three were fastest although Huawei users were joint-fastest in seven countries. The country with the greatest advantage for Samsung users was Norway, where Samsung users were 12 Mbps faster than Huawei users, and 14 Mbps faster than Apple iPhone users. In those countries the download speeds iPhone users experienced were 14.7 Mbps and 8 Mbps faster than Samsung users' speeds.

To analyze the differences, Opensignal split smartphone users into three groups — low, mid and high-tier — based on a smartphone’s mobile network capabilities. Because high-tier models include more network technologies, they are more sensitive to mobile network improvements and are, in effect, a leading indicator of...

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06:15
Researchers create '2D' gold a million...

Scientists have created the world's thinnest gold. At just two atoms thick, the material is one million times thinner than a human fingernail, which is big news for the tech industry. Gold is already used in a range of applications such as engineerin...

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06:13
Judge tosses lawsuit against Apple regarding the...

A California federal judge has tossed out, for the second time, a proposed class action alleging fixes for a pair of security bugs slowed down the processing speed of Apple devices, finding the consumers still haven't shown they personally experienced the problems and nixing the suit for good, reports Law360.

In January the judge tossed a proposed class action alleging that fixes for the security bugs known as Spectre and Meltdown slowed down the processing speed of Apple devices.In January 2018, a class action lawsuit was filed against Apple, saying, “Apple knew about the Spectre and Meltdown security defects as early as June of last year, and, as...

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06:06
Apple launches iconic movie sale for $8, more deals...

The iTunes movie storefront was refreshed this morning with a new batch of deals headlined by an $8 iconic film sale. There’s also the usual selection of $5 titles, various bundles and this week’s $1 HD rental. Hit the jump for all of our top picks.

more…

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06:01
Apple Card gets its first set of public test users...

The Apple Card is getting its first group of public test users today, reports TechCrunch

A limited amount of customers that signed up to be notified about its release are getting the ability to apply for the card in their Wallet app today — as well as the option to order their physical Apple Card, the article adds. Also, Apple has released a series of 10 videos on its YouTube channel that shows how to apply for an Apple Card, as well as how to activate the titanium card, how to get support, and more. 

You can apply for Apple Card directly from the Wallet app on your iPhone if you have received an email invitation to the Apple Card Preview. If you’d like to be notified when Apple Card is available, click here. You can find details about the Apple Card...

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06:00
Perfect for MacBook Pro/Air: CASA Hub 5E USB-C 5-in-...

New to Apple’s MacBook line? You’ve probably discovered that connecting anything to these USB-C equipped wonders requires one of two things: a pile of individual dongles to do different things, or a USB-C hub. We’re coming to your rescue today with one of the latter items, the Adam Elements CASA Hub 5E USB-C 5-in-1 Card Reader Hub for $45.

Just plug this little wonder into your MacBook Pro 2018 /2017/2016, MacBook Air 2018, or Macbook 12-Inch, and you have SD and micro-SD card slots, two USB 3.1 Type-A ports, and can even plug in a PD 3.0 60W fast charge cable to really speed up your recharging.

This deal won’t last forever, so get...

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06:00
Adobe adds pro-level speed controls to Premiere Rush...

Adobe has added professional-style speed controls to its mobile Premiere Rush CC video editing app, making it much more useful for YouTubers and other creators on the go. You can do simple speed changes much like in the main Premiere Pro CC app by ei...

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06:00
Twitch will stream Team USA basketball games

USA Basketball has had a hard time getting players to participate in the upcoming FIBA World Cup, but the organization has managed to lock down one position: its streaming partner. Today, Twitch announced that it will be the exclusive home for live s...

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05:55
Apple to equip bug bounty hunter with special iPhones

At this week’s Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas, Apple will announce plans to give security researchers special iPhones that will make it easier for them to find weaknesses in the smartphone, according to Forbes.

The article says the tech giant will also be announcing an Apple Mac bounty, so anyone who can find security issues in macOS will get rewarded, sources claimed. The iPhones will be purportedly be given to the hackers who participate in the Cupertino company's invitation-only bug bounty program, where participants disclose bugs in Apple products in return for monetary rewards.

Blackhat USA is an annual event for security practitioners of all levels. This year’s event runs Aug. 3-8.

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05:47
Japan’s FTC investigating Apple's dealings with...

Japan's Fair Trade Commission is investigating Apple's dealings with local parts makers, some of which signed contracts with the tech giant that could violate antimonopoly laws, reports Reuters.

The investigation is the latest by the country’s regulators against the tech giant after the FTC found last year that the company may have breached antitrust rules on the way it sold its iPhones in Japan. In 2018, the FTC said that the Japanese unit of the Cupertino, California-based company forced NTT Docomo, KDDI Corp., and SoftBank Group Corp. to offer subsidies and sell its smartphones at a discount. “Obliging carriers to offer subsidies (for iPhones) could have prevented the carriers from offering lower monthly charges and restricted competition,” the regulator agency said in a...

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05:35
Law enforcement can get Ring doorbell video by just...




Concern has been raised over Amazon's Ring video doorbell and its links to law enforcement, with the assorted tools and partnerships between the retailer and the police considered to be eroding privacy for customers, their neighbors, and anyone who comes into contact with the surveillance devices, with law enforcement officials having relatively easy access to camera footage.

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05:31
Epic vows to support 'Ooblets' studio...

Indie studio Glumberland, developer of cute and quirky life simulator Ooblets, announced its decision to sign a PC exclusivity deal with Epic Games last week. It essentially secured the company's future, but it has also become the target of widesprea...

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05:11
Uber and Lyft admit they cause more city-center...

A report jointly commissioned by Uber and Lyft has revealed that ride-sharing companies create significantly more city-center congestion than they’d predicted…

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05:06
Japan's Fair Trade Commission is Investigating...

There's a nice friendly consumer side to Apple and then there's the ruthless business side that we rarely get to read about. According to a new report today we're learning that Japan’s Fair Trade Commission is investigating Apple Inc over its pressure on Japanese parts makers and whether it abused its power in violation of anti-monopoly rules

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05:01
Apple may soon hand special iPhones to security...

Apple will start providing security researchers special iPhones and will finally launch a bug bounty program for Mac, according to Forbes. Cupertino will reportedly announce those security measures at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas la...

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05:00
How to fix a Spotify playlist’s original order after...

Spotify has a handsome macOS app for accessing and making playlists, searching its library of music and other audio, and playing it back. But there’s a mystery in its lists: If you click a column heading for a playlist, album, or other view to sort by ascending or descending order, how do you restore the original sequence?

This is particularly critical with albums, because those of us who remember albums—or are listening to multi-track audiobooks—would like to hear them in the order in which they were produced or intended. Because it’s a kind of semi-app, like Slack and many others for macOS, Spotify presents few options in its menus to help figure out app behavior.

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04:35
Apple Card begins its rollout: here's how it...

Apple's much-hyped credit card has arrived -- if you applied to be notified when the Apple Card first became available, you'll be among the first to get access. But don't worry if you didn't, as it'll be released to the wider public later this month....

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04:16
Apple Begins a "Preview Rollout" of Apple...

Apple has begun to roll out its virtual credit card on Tuesday, working with bank Goldman Sachs Group on the new iPhone add-on that may help Apple diversify from device sales and build out the Wall Street bank’s new consumer business, according to Reuters. Apple said a limited number of consumers who expressed interest in the card will start to...

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04:13
AAPL plunges $53B as tech giants hit by latest...

The latest escalation of the trade war between the US and China has seen tech giants hit hard, with a combined $150B wiped off their market valuations. Apple was worst hit, plunging 5% to lose $53B in value in the course of one day.

The trigger was China devaluing its currency to below 7 yuan to the dollar, its lowest level in more than a decade …

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04:00
The 5 Mac games you need to play from June and July...

June and July's best new Mac games

Image by Gearbox

It's hot out there, and these five cool games are great company for anyone wanting to spend the summer days inside. We've got an eclectic mix this month, too. There's Borderlands 2, which finally made it to the Mac after years of being on other platforms. (Fortunately, it looks as though there are plenty of people playing if you want to do the multiplayer content.) For other releases, we've got a good new fighting game, a cute but complex space colony sim, as well as a relaxing tale about a vacationing bird's journey up a mountainside.

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03:58
New Apple videos cover how to apply for and use...




Emphasizing the simplicity and speed of signing up, ten new videos from Apple cover applying for Apple Card directly in your iPhone's Wallet app through using the titanium card at retail.

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03:41
Want to reach consumers? Text ‘em!

Vibes, a mobile marketing leader, has released findings from its annual U.S. Mobile Consumer Report, suggesting that consumers are hungrier than ever for great deals from brands they love, but that the app economy may be losing steam as text messaging reigns supreme for brand-consumer conversations.

The report, now in its fourth year, shows that deals continue to be a driving factor for mobile consumer loyalty: 85%of consumers say they are more likely to shop at a store with a loyalty program in place, than one without. However, these same consumers are savvy: they...

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03:41
Want to reach consumers? Text ‘em!

Vibes, a mobile marketing leader, has released findings from its annual U.S. Mobile Consumer Report, suggesting that consumers are hungrier than ever for great deals from brands they love, but that the app economy may be losing steam as text messaging reigns supreme for brand-consumer conversations.

The report, now in its fourth year, shows that deals continue to be a driving factor for mobile consumer loyalty: 85%of consumers say they are more likely to shop at a store with a loyalty program in place, than one without. However, these same consumers are savvy: they...

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03:41
Want to reach consumers? Text ‘em!

Vibes, a mobile marketing leader, has released findings from its annual U.S. Mobile Consumer Report, suggesting that consumers are hungrier than ever for great deals from brands they love, but that the app economy may be losing steam as text messaging reigns supreme for brand-consumer conversations.

The report, now in its fourth year, shows that deals continue to be a driving factor for mobile consumer loyalty: 85%of consumers say they are more likely to shop at a store with a loyalty program in place, than one without. However, these same consumers are savvy: they...

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03:41
Want to reach consumers? Text ‘em!

Vibes, a mobile marketing leader, has released findings from its annual U.S. Mobile Consumer Report, suggesting that consumers are hungrier than ever for great deals from brands they love, but that the app economy may be losing steam as text messaging reigns supreme for brand-consumer conversations.

The report, now in its fourth year, shows that deals continue to be a driving factor for mobile consumer loyalty: 85%of consumers say they are more likely to shop at a store with a loyalty program in place, than one without. However, these same consumers are savvy: they...

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03:33
Apple Beats Global Decline in Tablet Shipments to...

Apple was the king of tablets in Q1 and their streak continues into Q2 according to a new IDC report. Apple increased their market share Year-over-Year (YoY)

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03:15
Alfred updated to 4.0.3, receives substantial, fixes...

Alfred, the shortcut and keyword workflow utility for OS X, has recently been updated to version 4.0.3, and received a slew of new changes in the process.

The new version includes the following fixes and changes:

  • Ensure Alfred’s main window is correctly reconfigured the first time showing after a theme edit
  • Redraw theme position control on showing theme options to ensure correctly selected theme is shown
  • Refine Alfred’s window snap repositioning calculation when dragging Alfred to a new position
  • Ensure the Dark Mode set theme is correctly pre-selected when launching preferences into the Appearance tab when in dark mode
  • Add option to use native macOS Dark Mode window rendering (for dark borders, and dark language popovers)
  • Gives Finder-like sort order, e.g. 1, 2, 10, 20
  • Switch to localised standard compare when sorting files in Alfred’s file system navigation

Alfred is available for...

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03:11
Apple Card Rolling Out Today to Limited Number of...

Apple Card got its first group of public test users today. A limited number of customers who signed up on Apple's website to be notified about the release of Apple Card are now able to apply for the card in their Wallet app as well as order a physical Apple Card (via TechCrunch).

Sign-up invites for Apple Card Preview are going out to a random selection of people who signed up to be notified about Apple Card. Apple hasn't disclosed exactly how many people are part of its preview rollout, but a full rollout of Apple Card is expected later this month.

The Apple Card signup process on iPhone asks for your address, birthday, income level, and the last four digits of your Social Security number. This information is sent to Goldman Sachs, which approves or declines the application in less than a minute. Once...

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03:05
Apple Card rollout starts today, first invites being...

Apple has officially started the Apple Card rollout. Apple will send out invites to a select group of customers today, who showed interest in Apple Card by filling out the ‘Notify Me’ form on the Apple website (via TechCrunch).

Invited users to the Apple Card Preview will be able to sign up for the card in the Wallet app, and also apply for the physical titanium card to be delivered. Apple will be launching Apple Card for everyone later in the month.

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03:00
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts Apple will incorporate...

Wise Apple sage, seer, and analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has stated that Apple is looking to launch an iPhone equipped with both Face ID and an in-display fingerprint sensor in 2020.

In a recently released note to investors, Kuo based the prediction on Apple’s patents related to fingerprint on display (FOD) and the continued use of the technology in Android smartphones, which together suggest to him that Apple will opt to bring fingerprint scanning back to its smartphone screens.

Kuo offered the following quote: 

“In terms of technology, we predict that four critical technical issues of FOD will significantly improve in 12–18 months, including module thickness, sensing area, power consumption, and lamination yield rate. Therefore, we believe that Apple will launch the new iPhone equipped with both Face ID and FOD to enhance security and convenience thanks to the multi-biometrics.”

Apple has yet to implement fingerprint recognition in its iPhone...

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03:00
Lutron Aurora review: A nearly perfect solution for...

This gadget handily solves the smart bulb, dumb switch problem—but only if you have Philips Hue bulbs and a toggle switch.

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03:00
That darn cat: Schrödinger’s iPhone revenue

Once again, The Macalope is forced to drag Schrödinger’s cat from its theoretical box in order to present the mystery of how the iPhone’s percentage of Apple’s revenue can be both bad when it’s high and bad when it’s low.

If you hear a lot of hissing and plaintive meowing, you know why.

The cat’s name is Mr. Whiskers, by the way. Nobody every asks that on quantum mechanics tests but you can put it down for extra credit.

Writing for MarketWatch, Jon Swartz says “The iPhone just did something it hasn’t done in nearly 7 years, and it isn’t good for Apple.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Philip.)

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02:51
Apple shares series of videos explaining how to set...

Apple has just shared a flurry of videos to its YouTube channel, detailing the set up process for Apple Card, the physical titanium card activation, and how to use Apple Card to buy things.

It seems that the launch of Apple Card is indeed imminent, as Apple prepares its support documentation and onboarding resources.

more…

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02:35
TinkerTool 7.41 - Expanded preference settings for...

TinkerTool is an application that gives you access to additional preference settings Apple has built into Mac OS X. This allows to activate hidden features in the operating system and in some of the applications delivered with the system.

The tool makes sure that preference changes can only affect the current user. You don't need administrative privileges to use the tool. With this design, it is no problem to use TinkerTool in professional networks where users have restricted permissions. The program will never change any component of the operating system, so the integrity of your system is not put at risk, and there will be no negative effect on system updates.

All preference settings changed by TinkerTool can be reset to Apple's defaults, or to the state that existed before using the tool. No dangerous background processes are used for TinkerTool's operation. You may send bug reports here...

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02:29
Best UK HomeKit smart plug: Eve Energy review

The HomeKit accessory ecosystem is slowly expanding, but there is still a dearth of accessories outside of the United States.

Given what is available, the Eve Energy (US version) is the best choice for UK Apple users who are looking for the best HomeKit smart plug that actually fits in the UK three-prong sockets.

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02:12
BusyCal 3.6.7 - Powerful calendar app with multiple...

BusyCal is the powerful, flexible, reliable calendar app for macOS. It's packed with time-saving features and compatible with all leading cloud services including iCloud, Google, Exchange and more.

BusyCal displays your calendar in Day, Week, Month, Year and List views. What makes BusyCal unique is its ability to customize these views to more precisely meet your needs. You can choose the number of weeks shown in the Month view and the number of days shown in Week view and even customize the calendar's appearance by choosing a font face and size, calendar colors, time format and more.

Features

  • View and edit event details in a non-modal info panel.
  • Create repeating To Dos that display in the calendar and carry-forward until completed.
  • Scrolling Month and Week Views.
  • Customizable list view lets you filter and sort events by date, calendar, and more.
  • View live weather forecasts, sunrise/sunset times, and...
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00:58
App Tamer 2.4.7 - Efficiently manage your CPU cycles...

App Tamer tames your processor-monopolizing apps and keeps them from chewing up excessive CPU time and battery life. Powered by a unique AutoStop feature, App Tamer stops each application when you switch away from it -- when you return to that app, it restarts automatically.

App Tamer is built around an attractive and clear user interface, designed for managing all your running applications with minimum distraction or frustration. With helpful displays, you can monitor the average percentage of your processor(s) being used by each app, or access a graphical history or your CPU usage. Easily enable AutoStop for any application, or limit it to a certain amount of CPU time.

Don't waste time trying to manage CPU usage on an app-by-app basis -- liberate your Mac with App Tamer.



Version 2.4.7:

  • Fixed a bug that could cause App Tamer to use excessive amounts of CPU when iTunes or Spotify was streaming music and App Tamer was...
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00:19
iClock 5.2.1 - Customizable menu bar clock, calendar...

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

Features:

  • Have your Apple or Google calendar instantly available from the menubar
  • 2 types of calendars (tiny or big calendars) accessible from the menubar to help you see and easily edit your schedule and events
  • From the menubar tap the Time to see the local time and important info for any cities in the world in a handy customizable menu
  • 'Take 5' is a break or pomadoro timer to remind office workers to take a few minutes to get up and more around or exercise for health
  • Have the day, date, and time in different fonts and colors in the menu bar
  • Global Scheduler: helps you arrange the timing of international meetings to fit everyone's schedule
  • Set alarms instantly from the menubar for cooking eggs, making meetings, errands or anniversaries
  • Countdown timer, stopwatch...
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00:00
How to remove iOS configuration profiles on iPhone...

Whether you want to remove an iOS beta or a different type of profile, follow along below for how to remove iOS configuration profiles on iPhone and iPad.

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Monday August 5

23:01
Study Suggests Samsung Users In U.S. See Faster...

Samsung smartphone users in the United States experience faster LTE data speeds on average than Apple iPhone users, according to a recent global study conducted by Opensignal.

The study looked at over 3 billion measurements from more than 23 million devices from April 1 to June 30, 2019, concluding that Samsung users in the U.S. experienced download speeds 8.2Mb/s faster than iPhone users on average.

Samsung users also saw faster download speeds than Apple users in 35 percent of countries, across 40 countries analyzed. Apple users saw faster speeds in just 17.5 percent of countries, and in the remaining 48 percent, neither Apple nor Samsung (nor Huawei) offered the fastest devices.

Apple's iPhones had the biggest edge over Samsung in Taiwan and the United Arab Emirates, where iPhone speeds were 8Mb/s faster than Samsung device speeds. Samsung had the biggest edge over...

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21:07
Apple to Give Security Researchers 'Special...

Apple is planning to give security researchers access to special iPhones that will make it easier for them to find security vulnerabilities and weaknesses, reports Forbes, citing sources with knowledge of Apple's plans.

Apple is going to announce the new program at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas, which kicked off earlier this week and is continuing until Thursday.

The "special" iPhones will be similar to "dev devices," aka iPhones that are not as locked down and that will better allow security researchers to locate bugs.What makes these iPhones special? One source with knowledge of the Apple announcement said they would essentially be "dev devices." Think of them as iPhones that allow the user to do a lot more than they could on a traditionally...

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20:59
MacFamilyTree 9.0.1 - Create and explore your family...

MacFamilyTree gives genealogy a facelift: modern, interactive, convenient and fast. Explore your family tree and your family history in a way generations of chroniclers before you would have loved. MacFamilyTree helps you capture your family history, and turns data and facts into conclusive reports and visually impressive charts.

MacFamilyTree offers numerous options for you to capture and visualize your family history. Now matter how you want to illustrate your family relationships - MacFamilyTree 8 has the right solution for you, offering different types of reports, charts or the innovative Virtual Tree 3D view. The possibilities are nearly endless - optionally synchronize your data via iCloud, access a huge genealogical online archive to assist your research, create websites and family books or do your research on the go with MobileFamilyTree 8, available separately for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Overview

  • Well-structured, fast and...
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20:59
Notion 1.0.8 - A unified workspace for modern teams.

Notion is the unified workspace for modern teams.

Notion Features:

  • Integration with Slack
  • Documents
  • Wikis
  • Tasks

Note: This application contains in-app and/or external module purchases.



Version 1.0.8:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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20:59
Deeper 2.4.7 - 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 2.4.7:

  • Deeper is a signed and notarized application now
  • To run Deeper, the Full Disk Access is required now
  • New option: Turn on/Turn off the Info menu in the login window
  • Issue corrected that occurred when displaying Safari's history parameters
  • Help content improved and indexed
  • Reading parameters improved
  • Restart routine modified



  • macOS 10.14 or later



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19:56
Apple to reportedly provide 'dev device'...




Apple will furnish vetted security researchers special iPhone variants in efforts to suss out hardware and software vulnerabilities, according to a report on Monday that also claims the company intends to institute an official bug bounty program for Mac in the coming weeks.

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19:33
Arlo delivers long-promised HomeKit support to Pro...




Arlo has begun to roll out HomeKit support to specific models of its popular security cameras, enabling compatibility with Apple's smart home ecosystem.

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18:22
Report: Apple to provide ‘pre-jailbroken’ iPhones to...

Apple is reportedly set to provide security researchers with unique iPhone models that would allow them to more easily find weaknesses in iOS. Forbes reports that Apple will make this announcement at the Black Hat security conference later this week.

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18:14
Apple under investigation by Japan's FTC over...




Japan's Fair Trade Commission has opened an investigation into Apple's dealings with local parts makers, some of which signed contracts with the tech giant that could violate antimonopoly laws.

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18:10
Japanese FTC Investigating Apple's Partnerships...

Japan's Fair Trade Commission is investigating Apple to determine whether it pressured Japanese suppliers and abused its position of power, thereby violating antimonopoly rules, reports Reuters.

The FTC in Japan surveyed Japanese companies and found that Apple had signed contracts forcing its partners to provide free technology and know-how for parts manufacturing.

When one of the companies called Apple's contract an infringement of intellectual property rights and demanded a revision, Apple allegedly threatened to end the business relationship between the two companies.

Apple has not commented on the report, but this is just one of several antitrust investigations that have been launched in recent months.

In South Korea, Apple...

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17:53
Japan FTC launches investigation into Apple over its...

Apple is reportedly facing an investigation from the Fair Trade Commission in Japan. The news was first reported by the Mainichi newspaper, with the investigation focusing on Apple’s relationship with its Japanese suppliers.

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17:16
SoftBank president suggests iPhone 11 will launch on...

We’re just over a month away from the expected announcement and release of the iPhone 11. At an investor event this week, SoftBank President Ken Miyauchi offered a hint at when we might expect the iPhone 11 release.

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16:11
Apple isn’t the most cash-rich company in the world...

Google co-founder Larry Page is now CEO of Alphabet. (credit: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)

You've probably heard it before: Apple has more money in the bank than any other corporation on Earth, thanks to huge profit margins on its products and a run over nearly two decades leading in the consumer technology industry. It has been called the richest, most successful company in the history of the world. But one part of that narrative isn't true anymore: Apple no longer has the biggest financial reserves of any company on Earth.

According to a report in Financial Times, that label may...

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15:58
SoftBank president hints 2019 iPhone sales start on...




SoftBank president Ken Miyauchi during a quarterly earnings presentation Monday jokingly implied that this year's iPhone refresh will hit store shelves ten days prior to the end of September, a date that falls squarely in line with Apple's typical release timeline.

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14:51
Arlo begins rolling out HomeKit support for Pro and...

Arlo has today started rolling out HomeKit support for two of its Arlo Base Stations. These updates enable HomeKit support for the Arlo Pro and Arlo Pro 2 security cameras, fulfilling a promise made by the company in January.

more…

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13:29
Check Out the Silence Unknown Callers Feature in iOS...

Spam phone calls have become increasingly problematic in the United States over the course of the last few years, and most people receive multiple spam calls per week, and some, per day.

Apple is aiming to help combat spam phone calls in iOS 13 with a new "Silence Unknown Callers" feature, which does what the name suggests - it silences incoming phone calls from numbers that are not in your contacts list. In our latest YouTube video, we checked out this feature to demonstrate just how it works.

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With the Silence Unknown Callers feature activated, all incoming calls to our test phone from unknown numbers (aka numbers not in our Contacts list) were silenced.

Silenced means sent straight to voicemail without the phone ringing at all, but the person does have...

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12:31
Review: Yale Assure Lever brings HomeKit to all door...




The Yale Assure Lever is the first smart lock to support HomeKit on non-deadbolt doors, finally brining Apple's smart home platform to garages, sheds, basements, offices, and much more. We hooked one up in our own studio to test it out.

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12:00
Apple Card FAQ: Interest rates, rewards, sign-up and...

Among the TV shows, magazines, and games services unveiled at Apple’s “Show time” event was a surprise entry into a category that couldn’t be further outside Apple’s wheelhouse: a credit card. Dubbed Apple Card, it’s not a traditional plastic credit card that gives you points on things you buy. Rather, it’s a whole new way to shop online and offline. Here’s everything you need to know about it:

Update 8/05/19: The wallet.apple.com site has now been populated with instructions for how to sign up for Apple Card, along with an email link to be notified when it is available. Apple is now sending out Apple Card Preview invitations to a very limited group of testers.

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11:50
Save up to $250 on iPad Pro models while supplies...

Looking for a 2018 iPad Pro? Amazon has some great deals right now while supplies last, including high capacity (1TB) and cellular models. This is the perfect time to pick up an iPad Pro and save up to $250! All of these links include affiliate tags, meaning that you’ll also help support Apple World Today with your purchase.

12.9-inch 2018 iPad Pro

64GB, Wi-Fi + LTE: $999 (save $250)

256GB, Wi-Fi + LTE: $1,099 (save $200)

11-inch 2018 iPad Pro

64GB, Wi-Fi: $649 (save $150)

64GB, Wi-Fi + LTE: $799...

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11:32
Fourth public beta of iPad OS 13 available

Apple has seeded the fourth public beta of iPadOS, which was previewed in June at the Worldwide Developer Conference.

The public betas are available on Apple's Beta Software Program website. Just remember that beta software, so proceed with care. Apple does public betas in order to increase the size of the pool of testers. The tech giant recommends keeping back-ups of your files before installing a public beta.

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11:10
USB-C dual-bay HDD and SSD dock offers offline...

Orico is out today with a new dual-bay HDD and SSD dock that offers USB-C, 2.5- and 3.5-inch drive compatibility, the option to clone a drive without a computer or internet connection, and more.

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11:08
New web page tells how to apply for the Apple Card

Apple has launched a web page that tells you how to apply for the Apple Card, which is expected to debut any day now. 

You can apply for Apple Card directly from the Wallet app on your iPhone if you have received an email invitation to the Apple Card Preview. If you’d like to be notified when Apple Card is available, click here.

Or to apply on your iPad, go to Settings > Wallet & Apple Pay, Apple says that, before you start, there are a few things to check:

  • You are a US citizen or lawful resident at least 18 years of age or older.

  • Make sure you’re on the latest version of iOS. Learn here how to update.

  • Applying for Apple Card requires an...

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11:01
Apple business solutions: Luxer One parcel lockers




In this new series we're going to take a look at companies that have integrated Apple products into their companies in interesting or useful ways. First up -- the Luxer One parcel lockers, which are a solution to the problem of secure package delivery in dense residential areas.

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10:46
Equifax Cash Settlement Backtracking Leaves a Bad...

It turns out that so many people signed up to receive $125 cash instead of credit monitoring in the Equifax breach settlement that no one will receive much money. There’s nothing we can do about it, and that has many of us fuming.

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10:42
Faster algorithm could lead to more realistic sounds...

Producing realistic sound models in VR is tricky, even compared to conventional video games. You don't always know how objects will sound in a given environment or where the listener will be, and you don't have the luxury of waiting hours for conven...

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10:24
Best VPN services: Reviews and buying advice for Mac...

With the internet abuzz with privacy concerns and the potential changes coming to net neutrality, you’ve likely heard about virtual private networks, better known as VPNs. When used correctly, a VPN can greatly strengthen your online privacy, assist in keeping your personal information secure, and even spoof your location in the world—allowing you to access websites or services that would otherwise be off limits due to region-locking.

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10:16
Guardian VPN privacy app for iOS now open to the...

After launching for a limited amount of users back in June, Guardian Firewall + VPN for iOS has now been made available to the public. The popular app features both intelligent firewall and VPN functionality, gives alerts when companies try to track you, and more. If you’d like to test out the app before paying for a subscription, there’s also a free lite version.

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10:12
US, UK regulators ask Facebook how Libra will...

Facebook knew its Libra cryptocurrency would face a regulatory gauntlet, but it might not have expected a united front. Regulators from the US, UK, EU and four other governments have asked Facebook to answer several questions about how it will prote...

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10:06
Apple Card Coming Soon as Apple Activates Webpages...

Ahead of the upcoming launch of the Apple Card, Apple's wallet.apple.com website is active, providing details on the application process. The site also suggests Apple has sent out email invitations for an "Apple Card Preview" to some customers.

Customers who have received an email invitation to the Apple Card Preview can sign up for Apple Card in the Wallet app on the iPhone or by going to Settings > Wallet & Apple Pay on the iPad. Apple's wallet site has a tutorial video on the activation steps.

Within the Wallet app, Apple Pay can be accessed by tapping on the "+" button to add a new card and selecting the "Apple Card" entry. Applicants will be asked to fill in personal information before...

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10:05
Apple Card Preview: onboarding website goes live...

The website for the Apple Card onboarding process has now gone live ahead of the much-anticipated credit card’s public launch. Tim Cook has previously said that the Apple Card rollout will begin in August.

The page says users can setup on any iPhone and iPad with Face ID or Touch ID (apart from iPhone 5s). iPad users can setup the card through the Wallet & Apple Pay settings page.

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Google pledges to 'maximize' recycled...

Google has been making consumer hardware under its "Made by Google" brand -- like its Pixel phones and Google Home Minis -- for three years, and dabbled in other hardware for a few years before that. Now, it's ready to make its products more sustaina...

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Apple TV, Siri, HomeKit technologies being...

Creston, which specializes in advanced smart home technology, has announced that the Apple TV, Siri, and HomeKit technologies can now be leveraged to enhance the experience of Crestron smart home clients. 

The new integration delivers new functionality such as IP control of the Apple TV set-top box, including voice control with Siri via the TSR-310 touch screen remote control. Initial support will be provided via Crestron SIMPL Windows programming software for 3-Series control systems, with support in the Crestron Home operating system coming soon.

Michael Short, Creston’s global residential marketing manager, says more enhancements made possible by...

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Apple Card Preview program invitation emails going...




Apple has published a new webpage for Apple Card, and is providing early access to the soon-to-launch credit card to a small number of customers in a preview.

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09:44
Alexa lets you donate backpacks full of supplies to...

The new school year is almost upon us and as always, there are families who could use some help with school supplies. With its latest charity initiative, Amazon will let you donate a backpack to a student in need with a simple Alexa command.

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09:27
Notion 1.0.8 - A unified workspace for modern teams.

Notion is the unified workspace for modern teams.

Notion Features:

  • Integration with Slack
  • Documents
  • Wikis
  • Tasks

Note: This application contains in-app and/or external module purchases.



Version 1.0.8:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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A Look at the Health App in iOS 13

iOS 13’s Health app not only gathers more of our scattered health information but also helps us understand and use it in practical and potentially profound ways. Here’s what you can look forward to in a few months.

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Samsung Reveals Galaxy Watch Active2 launching in...

Earlier today Samsung Electronics posted a press release to introduce their updated Galaxy Watch Active2, the newest addition to the Galaxy smartwatch portfolio – prior to their New York launch of the Galaxy Note 10 on Wednesday. The watch launches in September when they hope to have FDA approval for their copycat ECG feature

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10+ macOS tips for new Mac users [Video]

Every time I get a new computer, whether it be a desktop or laptop Mac, there are a few configuration changes that I aim to make each time. In this hands-on video walkthrough, I share with you 10+ getting-started tips for new macOS users and/or new macOS installs. more…

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'The Matrix' returns to theaters August...

The Matrix is coming back to theaters to (belatedly) mark its 20th anniversary, and you might have a reason to watch even if you're not overwhelmed with nostalgia. The sci-fi classic will start a one-week run on August 30th at AMC's Dolby Cinemas ac...

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Latest $295 Fossil smartwatches offer always-on...

If you’ve been holding out on a new Apple Watch, waiting for an always-on display, a new Fossil smartwatch available for pre-order today might make for an interesting alternative.

Fossil claims the watch can make it through a full day in this mode. Alternatively, you can opt for a lower-power mode which promises multi-day battery life…

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9to5Mac Daily: August 05, 2019 – iPhone with Face ID...

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

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CASETiFY unveils Pokémon-themed Mac, iPhone and iPad...

Back at the beginning of July, CASETiFY launched the second installment of its Pokémon-themed iPhone accessories. Now the proprietor of Apple gear is back for its last collaboration with The Pokémon Company. Filled with Kanto-inspired designs, the latest collection is filled with Mac accessories, iPad covers and much more. Head below for a closer look at the new series of Pokémon gear.

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08:30
The Galaxy Note 9 a year later: Still good, but not...

When Samsung unveiled the Note 9 a year ago, I was surprised by how much I liked it. Sure, it didn't bring many fresh features -- mostly just refinements in areas where the Note line already excelled. There was more power than before, longer ba...

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08:23
Back to school: The apps and gadgets you need to...

Please enjoy this guide to the best fitness gadgets and apps you should be using at school, just one part of our larger 2019 back-to-school series. In addition to top picks in 11 categories -- everything from laptops to smartphones to gaming and dorm...

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08:08
AT&T adds free Spotify Premium option to...




AT&T is increasing the media options it is providing subscribers of its Unlimited &More plans from Tuesday, with customers able to use Spotify Premium at no extra charge, a move that follows shortly after Verizon's similar Apple Music offer was introduced.

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