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Tuesday January 8

11:11
Apple's CEO in an Interview with CNBC's...

Apple CEO Tim Cook addressed the negative sentiment around his company in an interview with CNBC's Jim Cramer by saying that Apple's growing ecosystem of devices and services is "probably underappreciated" by naysayers on Wall Street.

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11:08
Tim Cook to Apple naysayers: ‘The ecosystem has...

Many will, understandably, blow this off as Cook simply doing damage control – and he very well might be. But he’s also not wrong.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:53
Tim Cook defending AAPL on CNBC tonight, says...

Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote a letter to investors last week noting that the company’s holiday quarter revenue was lower than expected. Naturally, Apple’s stock price dropped and some naysayers have been proclaiming that Apple is no longer innovative.

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The post Tim Cook defending AAPL on CNBC tonight, says ecosystem ‘probably underappreciated’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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10:50
OtterBox and PopSockets collaborate on iPhone case,...




OtterBox and PopSockets have collaborated on a new Symmetry Series customizable case range for the iPhone, while at the same time under the same roof, LifeProof has launched the Power Pack 20, a travel-friendly battery pack that is rugged and capable of charging a MacBook.

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10:42
CES 2019: Wired and wireless aftermarket CarPlay...

CES 2019 is bringing us new wired and wireless aftermarket CarPlay head units from brands including Sony, Kenwood, and JVC. These are the latest CarPlay screens coming this year.

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The post CES 2019: Wired and wireless aftermarket CarPlay head units coming this year appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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10:41
Apple Music Wrapped: A shortcut to visualize your...

I don’t use Apple Music but I’m sure many of you are like me and like seeing this kind of data. Shame Apple doesn’t make it easy to create.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:41
Apple Music Wrapped: A shortcut to visualize your...

I don’t use Apple Music but I’m sure many of you are like me and like seeing this kind of data. Shame Apple doesn’t make it easy to create.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:38
Apple CEO Tim Cook: Apple's 'Ecosystem Has...

Apple CEO Tim Cook will appear on CNBC's "Mad Money" show this evening, where he will speak with host Jim Cramer, and ahead of the interview, CNBC has shared some of what was discussed.

The topic was, of course, Apple's recent guidance downgrade, where Cook said that factors like poor sales in China, a strong U.S. dollar, and cheap battery replacements impacted Q1 2019 earnings.

According to Cook, Apple's ecosystem of devices and services is "probably underappreciated" by naysayers, which is something that he's heard over and over again over the years."I'm not defensive on it. This is America and you can say what you want," Cook continued. "But ... my honest opinion is that there is a culture of innovation in Apple and that culture of...

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10:36
CES’s 2019 Tech Trends: Big Data, 5G, AI, AR/VR,...

Our roving correspondent Jeff Porten is once again attending CES, and his first report comes from the Consumer Technology Association’s annual predictions of what’s coming for the year.

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10:33
Tim Cook says Apple's earnings power is '...




In an interview with CNBC airing on Tuesday evening, Apple CEO Tim Cook says that the company has great things coming, and "the ecosystem has never been stronger."

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10:15
Apple won 48 Patents Today Covering a Breaking...

Earlier today Patently Apple two granted patent report covering a chameleonic Apple Watch band and fabric making equipment. In our last patent report of the day we cover a breaking system for an over-the-ear headphone band and an update to the Face ID projector so that it stays perfectly aligned to ensure security integrity. We wrap up this week's granted patent report with our traditional listing of the remaining granted patents that were issued to Apple today.

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10:05
Hyper shows off USB-C Hub for iPad Pro at CES, 40%...

This week at CES 2019, Hyper is showing off its new USB-C Hub for iPad Pro, the world’s first designed specifically for the new 2018 iPad Pro. Already completely funded on Kickstarter and ready to ship starting this month, you can get the new iPad Pro hub for 40% off as a preorder special for the rest of the week. A big thanks to Hyper for sponsoring our coverage of CES 2019 on 9to5Mac.com.
Get the Hyper USB-C Hub for iPad Pro on Kickstarter now for a special $59 preorder price (Reg. $99)
Head below for a look at our recent video hands-on with the new USB-C hub (and check out Hyper at its CES booth at LVCC South Hall 3 Booth 31510 if you’re there!)

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10:05
Plex may take on Roku, Amazon, Apple & others...




Best known for its apps serving up locally-stored media, Plex is reportedly jumping into the world of ad-supported movies, as well as selling subscriptions to outside services.

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10:05
Plex may take on Roku, Amazon, Apple & others...




Best known for its apps serving up locally-stored media, Plex is reportedly jumping into the world of ad-supported movies, as well as selling subscriptions to outside services.

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09:49
Scosche announces MagicMount Charge3

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09:47
LaMetric takes on Nanoleaf with new Sky wall...

It seems like everyone wants to put a splash of color on your walls these days. Just this morning, Nanoleaf introduced even more smart light panels. Now, upstart LaMetric is throwing its hat into the ring with its own smartphone-controlled lighting system. And we have to say, it looks pretty intriguing. LaMetric Sky doesn’t just light up your room, however. It can also relay data, time, and more. It’ll even tell you how many Instagram followers you have. Head below for more.

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The post LaMetric takes on Nanoleaf with new Sky wall lighting panels at CES 2019 appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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09:43
Yubico hardware authentication through Lightning...




Yubico has received MFi certification from Apple, meaning that there is a Lightning YubiKey dongle for authentication coming to the iPhone and iPad soon.

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: two Sonos Play:1 Speakers + $...

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

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09:26
CES deals: Apple iPads, iPad Pros and current 13...




Discounts on Apple products are heating up as CES officially begins. Grab a 2018 iPad for $279 to use with newly announced iOS-connected devices, or pick up an upgraded 13-inch MacBook Pro from just $1,349. Apple's 2017 12.9-inch iPad Pros are also on sale from $699 after clearance markdowns.

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09:24
Yubico unveils first Lightning/USB-C security key...

Security has been a huge topic of debate over the past several years. Most modern tech companies use some form of two-factor authentication to add a layer of security. Recently, the trend of USB keys has made its rounds, requiring a physical connection to unlock your accounts.

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The post Yubico unveils first Lightning/USB-C security key for physical token authentication on iOS appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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09:19
AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support is coming to smart TVs...

Apple fans don’t typically have a lot to look forward to from CES, but we were treated to a surprise announcement from Samsung that it will bring the iTunes video store to its smart TVs, complete with Bixby support. But Samsung isn’t the only TV maker working with Apple—AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support are coming to other smart TVs.

Apple has updated its AirPlay page with a focus on TV entertainment and special mention of smart TV support. What’s more, individual TV manufacturers have started to announce support for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit.

To read this article in full, please click here

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09:12
Apple’s AirPlay 2 TV integration crashes Roku stock...

Citron Research took to Twitter today with a decisive message: “ROKU stock is uninvestable now”. Immediately after, the stock plunged nearly 10%. This comes after a tremendous 25% gain just 24 hours prior, when newly released strong Q4 streaming numbers boosted the stock drastically.

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The post Apple’s AirPlay 2 TV integration crashes Roku stock after investors call company ‘uninvestable’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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09:04
LaMetric Sky is new wall-mounted smart light that...




LaMetric has just announced a new smart light -- Sky -- that is similar to those already on the market but able to show a more stylish mosaic pattern as well as display metrics from a variety of different sources.

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09:01
Samson debuts new USB & Lightning portable...




During CES 2019, Samson has announced a new mic aimed at musicians, podcasters, gamers, or others who need to record quality audio on-the-go. It connects over USB or Lightning to your Mac or iOS device for added versatility.

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09:00
Nanoleaf unveils new hexagon light panels at CES 2019




Nanoleaf has just taken the wraps off their latest smart home lighting solution that brings a new shape to their popular LED panels.

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09:00
Nanoleaf adds hexagonal light panels and Canvas...

HomeKit enthusiasts will instantly recognize Nanoleaf’s triangle and square shaped light panels. We’ve reviewed both the original system and 2018’s Canvas upgrade, calling it a “beautiful screensaver for your wall.” Today, Nanoleaf is adding a new shape to the lineup.

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The post Nanoleaf adds hexagonal light panels and Canvas Mounting Grid to HomeKit lighting lineup appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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09:00
AWT TV is back tonight on Facebook

AWT TV on a Samsung “TheWall” TV? Never! Photo via Simplemost.com

After a bit of a hiatus brought on by a) not being able to livestream to Google, b) vacations, c) my insistence on using my iPad Pro as a laptop, we’re finally going to be back on the air tonight at 5:30 PM PT / 8:30 PM ET. You can watch the show on our Apple World Today Facebook Page. This will be episode 49. Just think - the next episode marks our 50th show.

Up until one point last year, we were using a service called Zoom to do the show and it worked flawlessly. However, it’s a bit pricey, which was why we switched away from the service. However, it’s the only tool we’ve found to get the show to you easily and clearly, so Marty and I will be “Zooming” you tonight.

What’s the topic? Let’s see. I have a new toy I’d like to show off, both Marty and I have some new apps we’re thrilled with, and of course there’s usually a...

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08:56
Sony readies CarPlay-equipped XAV-AX7000 receiver...




Sony's latest CarPlay-equipped auto receiver is the XAV-AX7000, designed with a more modern look than some of its rivals while delivering plenty of audio power.

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08:44
Use your iPhone to help you grow food with the...




Scotts Miracle-Gro is attempting to make it as easy as possible for people to do gardening in an apartment or without a physical garden, with the Miracle-Gro Twelve Indoor Growing System enabling green-fingered users to produce fresh vegetables from inside their home.

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08:24
One doctor believes healthy Apple Watch users under...

A new report from The Verge takes a look into some concerns about the Apple Watch ECG feature from two doctors. They believe that more data isn’t necessarily better, and explain how they think the ECG app could cause problems for healthy Apple Watch users as well as the healthcare system.

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The post One doctor believes healthy Apple Watch users under 65 should generally ‘ignore’ the ECG app appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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08:19
Possible 'iPad mini 5' with LTE antenna...




Images posted to Twitter on Tuesday show what appears to be a new iPad mini, though if so, Apple may have few actual changes to the product in mind.

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08:17
Apple Wins Patent for Advanced Weaving Equipment for...

Last week Apple was granted a "design patent" for "Fabric." PCMag, Fox News and others took an interest in our report. Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially granted Apple a patent for the specialized equipment that will make both regular and smart fabrics that Apple has other patent filings on. Apple envisions standard and smart fabrics will be incorporated into future products from Apple Watch bands to MacBooks, clothing, smartglasses and beyond.

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08:16
Unreleased iPad Mini With Redesigned Cellular...

Photos of an unreleased iPad mini with hardware different than that of any previous generation of the tablet were shared on Twitter today by a person using the pseudonym Mr. White. The same user has shared many photos of what appear to be early prototypes of Apple products along with components in recent months.

The photos, spotted by 9to5Mac, depict a rose gold iPad mini with an antenna band that forms the shape of a rounded rectangle. The current iPad mini 4 has a similar antenna design, but the rounded rectangle is filled in with plastic to ensure proper transmission of signals from the wireless chip inside.

Apple later improved its antenna design and only required a narrow band for cellular connectivity on 2017 iPad Pro models. This suggests the iPad mini in the photos could be a new model in development.

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08:00
Leviton shows off Decora Voice smart light switch...

This morning at CES, Leviton has announced three new smart home products for its Decora smart home lineup and also refreshed its My Leviton app with new UI and more. Headlining the new releases is Decora Voice, a smart light switch with dimming, scheduling, and Alexa voice control built-in.

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The post Leviton shows off Decora Voice smart light switch with built-in Alexa voice control, smart 4-button controller, new app, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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08:00
Satechi launches 30W and 75W USB-C chargers, powers...

Satechi has announced two new USB-C PD chargers at CES 2019. The 30W and 75W travel chargers feature both USB-C and USB-A for convenience to charge any device. Notably, the 75W charger offers two USB-C ports and two USB-A ports, perfect for simultaneous charging of a MacBook, iPad Pro, iPhone, and more.

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The post Satechi launches 30W and 75W USB-C chargers, powers MacBook, iPad, and iPhone simultaneously appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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07:50
Philips Hue introduces proximity sensor alongside...




Philips has bolstered its line of Hue smart home lights with a new collection of outdoor light sources that can be mounted outside the home, as well as a new Hue Outdoor Sensor that can trigger the lights when people or objects pass nearby.

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07:45
Kwikset intros Halo Wi-Fi-enabled Smart Lock, budget...

Kwikset has introduced a pair of new smart locks at CES 2019 this morning. Halo is a Wi-Fi-enabled model while the lower-cost Aura features Bluetooth. Today’s news comes on the heels of Apple highlighting various HomeKit-enabled locks from Kwikset and others. Head below for more details on the latest out of CES in Las Vegas.

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The post Kwikset intros Halo Wi-Fi-enabled Smart Lock, budget-focused Aura option at CES 2019 appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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07:18
Here are all the new AirPlay 2-enabled TVs and...

Apple took everyone by surprise when it announced that ‘leading television manufacturers’ will be integrating AirPlay 2 into their TV sets, effectively duplicating some of Apple TV’s functionality and allowing Siri control …

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The post Here are all the new AirPlay 2-enabled TVs and speakers announced so far appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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07:17
Photos show unreleased iPad mini with redesigned...

New photos shared online appear to show an unreleased version of Apple’s iPad mini tablet with design characteristics not seen on hardware that Apple has sold to date. The images appear amid rumors that Apple is planning to release a fifth-generation iPad mini sometime over the next few months.

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The post Photos show unreleased iPad mini with redesigned cellular antenna, no camera flash appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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07:15
Hands on with the worlds first third-party USB-C to...




While wandering the floor at the Consumer Electronics Show, AppleInsider goes hands-on with what may be the first third-party USB-C to Lightning cable certified through Apple -- Belkin's BoostCharge USB-C to Lightning.

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07:00
Video: First look at Starkey’s Livio AI iPhone-...

With the introduction of the Apple Watch and later AirPods, Apple broke new ground on integrating sensors and vital health tracking tools into wearable technology. The company’s health ambitions were cemented with the Apple Watch Series 4, which introduced fall detection and a sensor to let you take ECGs on the go. Other companies are also exploring the intersection of wearable technology and wellness. Starkey has been an early leader in what they refer to as the “healthables” market. At CES 2019, the company previewed new updates to its line of intelligent hearing aids.

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06:59
Apple posts detailed roster of first AirPlay 2-...




Following up on third-party announcements at CES 2019, Apple has posted a list of the initial TVs slated to get AirPlay 2 -- containing good news for recent Vizio and Samsung buyers, but not for LG or Sony owners.

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06:50
November iPhone sales may be down 20 percent year-on...




The sales of iPhones went down in November by a fifth compared to 2017, according to sales estimates from Counterpoint, but while the iPhone XR is said to have become Apple's most popular currently-sold model, it hasn't reached the same volume of sales as the iPhone X in the same period the previous year.

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06:44
Apple places sixth in Lifestory Research’s America...

Research and strategy consultancy Lifestory Research has announced the results of the annual America's Most Trusted Study today, a ranking of the most trusted brands in consumers' lives. Apple placed sixth on the list.

It was preceded by Sherwin-Williams (paint), Samsung, Moen (faucet), Bosch (dishwasher), and Taylor Morrison ( home building). In the seventh year, more than 30,000 people rated over 300 brands to determine the most trusted brands.

According to Eric Snider, president of Lifestory Research, America’s Most Trusted is a study of people that are actively shopping or considering a product and have formed an opinion of the brand. The program of research occurs throughout the year, with results published annually and are highly reliable statistically. This year's study includes the trust of paint, television, faucet, dishwasher, home builder, computer, window, vacuum, laundry appliance, mattress,...

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06:42
Apple’s guidance failure resulted from three errors...

When it comes to mistakes, over-estimating your quarterly revenue by between $5B and $9B is a pretty big one – and the market was understandably shocked when Apple admitted it had done so. One analyst says Apple’s failure to predict its holiday quarter can be explained by three errors, and he’s written a blog post explaining each.

But he also believes there are three reasons for optimism about the coming year …

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The post Apple’s guidance failure resulted from three errors, suggests analyst; but he’s optimistic appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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06:39
Frameworks

A framework is a type of bundle that packages dynamic shared libraries with the resources that the library requires, including files (nibs and images), localized strings, header files, and maybe documentation. The .framework is an Apple structure that contains all of the files that make up a framework.

Frameworks are stored in the following location (where the * is the name of an app or framework):

  • /Applications/*contents/Frameworks
  • /Library/*/
  • /Library/Application Support/*/*.app/Contents/
  • /Library/Developer/CommandLineTools/
  • /Library/Developer/
  • /Library/Frameworks
  • /Library/Printers/
  • /System/iOSSupport/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks
  • /System/iOSSupport/System/Library/Frameworks
  • /System/Library/CoreServices
  • /System/Library/Frameworks
  • /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks
  • /usr/local/Frameworks 

If you just browse through these directories, you’ll...

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06:36
CES: Intel previews processors that could appear in...

At this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Intel previewed its “Lakefield” processors, which could make their way into a new, even slimmer iMac this spring, as well as upcoming Mac laptops. 

The chips feature the first iteration of the company’s Foveros 3D packaging technology. This hybrid CPU architecture enables combining different pieces of IP that might have previously been discrete into a single product with a smaller motherboard footprint, that allows manufacturers more flexibility for thin and light form factor design. Lakefield is expected to be in production this year.

Intel also showcased its Ice Lake mobile PC platform, which brings a new level of integration with Intel’s new Sunny Cove microarchitecture, instruction sets to accelerate AI usage and a graphics engine, and Intel Gen11 graphics to improve graphics performance for richer gaming and content creation experiences. 

Intel also announced Project Athena, a  program and new set of industry...

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06:30
LifeProof unveils ultra-durable LifeActiv USB-C...

At CES 2019 today, LifeProof has unveiled its new LifeActiv Power Pack 20. The LifeActiv features dual 10,000mAh batteries with a 74-watt-hour capacity, packed in a water, dust, and drop proof design.

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The post LifeProof unveils ultra-durable LifeActiv USB-C portable charger for iPhone, MacBook Pro, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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06:28
Samsung confirms terrible earnings for the holiday...




Samsung is warning that it expects profits to be down more than Apple's revision, because of the worsening Chinese economy inducing weak memory demand coupled with a bad smartphone market -- and at least the next two quarters are likely going to be impacted as well.

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06:09
Apple Shares List of AirPlay 2-Enabled Smart TVs...

A few days ago, Apple announced that AirPlay 2–enabled smart TVs are coming soon from leading manufacturers, and we've since seen a series of announcements from Samsung, LG, Sony, and Vizio at CES 2019.

Apple has now shared a list of AirPlay 2–enabled TVs announced to date:

  • LG OLED (2019)
  • LG NanoCell SM9X series (2019)
  • LG NanoCell SM8X series (2019)
  • LG UHD UM7X series (2019)
  • Samsung QLED Series (2019 and 2018)...
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06:07
Apple Wins a Patent for a Chameleonic Watch Band...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 48 Newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover a single granted patent relating to a possible future Apple Watch band that glows with customized colors. More importantly for women, it'll be possible to snap a photo of the main color that they're wearing that day with their iPhone and use a new app to transmit the chosen color to the Apple watch band to customize the band for that day.

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06:04
Future Apple Watch bands may glow in the dark

Apple has been granted a patent (number 10,175,653) for a “watch glow light band” that hints at future Apple Watch bands that glow in the dark.

In the patent filing, Apple says that such watch bands fit user desires’s to customize their watches to express variety and style. Of course, this could also be a safety feature for runners and bikers who exercise in low light conditions.

Here’s Apple’s summary of the invention: “Watch bands with multiple light tubes, each light having a light fiber and at least one light-emitting diode for providing light to each light tube. The light-emitting diode may produce a wide color gamut for the light fiber to produce light in each light tube. Each light-emitting diode may produce a different color and light intensity different from the other light tubes in the watch band. 

“The light tubes doubles as the structure for attaching a watch body to a user's wrist and as a carrier of light to add variety and style to the watch band...

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06:00
Kwikset launches Aura & Halo smartlocks, HomeKit...




At the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show, Kwikset on Tuesday unveiled several new iPhone-compatible smartlocks, though so far only one of them is confirmed as having Apple HomeKit compatibility.

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06:00
Philips Hue Outdoor line expands with motion sensor...

Last year at CES alongside a preview of the Hue 3.0 iOS app, a new line of Philips Hue outdoor lightning products was teased and later released in July. Joining the existing line of exterior bulbs, light strips, and lamps today are a new Philips Hue Outdoor sensor and several wall-mounted light fixtures.

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06:00
The Philips Hue lineup expands with three new...

The outdoor sensor could be a great home security offering, as well as a convenient way to turn on lights when you come home in the dark.

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05:48
This week’s best iTunes deals: Books made into...

The iTunes storefront has been refreshed with a fresh selection of deals this morning. Headlining is a new sale focused on books made into movies for $8. We’re also seeing the return of iTunes’ $1 HD rental of the week and a few other notable deals. Head below for more.

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The post This week’s best iTunes deals: Books made into movies $8, Sopranos complete series $49, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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05:34
Xiaomi launches even more blatant AirPods clone –...

Apple clone-maker Xiaomi launched its $29 AirDots back in November, true wireless in-ear headphones whose branding and white color were an obvious play on AirPods. Details have today emerged of an even more blatant AirPods clone, copying Apple’s ‘stick’ design …

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The post Xiaomi launches even more blatant AirPods clone – with matte black variant appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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05:34
iPhone Xr is best-selling model in November as Apple...

New data from market research firm Counterpoint indicates that iPhone sales were down 20% year-over-year in November, and that the iPhone Xr was the best-selling model during the month.

In contrast, in 2017 November the more expensive iPhone X was the best-selling model with almost 50% higher volume compared to the iPhone Xr in November 2018.

The overall sales of new iPhones took a hit in November due to slower sales of the series in the Asia Pacific region (excluding China and India), Europe and US. The decline in the U.S. and Europe is due to the lengthening replacement cycle and decreased operator discounts this year during the launch of new iPhones, according to Counterpoint. While the decline in emerging markets like the Asia Pacific (excluding China and India) is due to the higher price when compared to offerings from Chinese players, the...

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05:31
Intel teases new 9th-gen desktop processors suitable...




Intel expanded the range of its ninth-generation desktop processors at CES 2019, at the same time as teasing future processor designs and technologies it intends to use, including "Lakefield" processors using a 3D packaging design.

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05:27
Skim 1.4.40 - PDF reader and note-taker for...

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

Skim includes many features and has a great user interface.



Version 1.4.40:

Bugs Fixed:

  • A crasher in the notes table
  • A bug in synctex



  • OS X 10.6 or later



Download Now]]>

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05:24
Certain Sony TVs to get AirPlay 2, HomeKit support

Along with Samsung, VIZIO, and LG, Sony has announced that AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support is coming to its Z9G Series, A9G Series, and X950G series of TV sets.

HomeKit is a framework that allows control of compatible home automation devices through iOS and Siri. AirPlay 2 is Apple’s followup to the original AirPlay Wi-Fi-based music playback standard.

Sony’s TVs come in sizes ranging from 55 inches to 98 inches (yep, 98 inches). Needless to say, they’ll put a ding in your wallet.



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04:46
Intel is working on an AI Chip with Facebook for...

During Intel's keynote At CES 2019 on Monday Intel stated that it is working with Facebook to finish a new artificial intelligence chip ....

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04:45
After Apple shock, Samsung issues Q4 guidance well...

Apple shocked the market last week when it advised that it was going to miss its calendar Q4 (fiscal Q1) guidance by anywhere from $5B to $9B. Samsung is today likely to cause similar waves after issuing Q4 guidance for a dramatic drop in revenue, and profits well below market expectations …

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The post After Apple shock, Samsung issues Q4 guidance well below market expectations appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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04:30
One of Pelican’s three new cases will fit the...

Pelican has released three new cases for the latest iPhone models. I’ve had a chance to test all three with my iPhone Xs Max and can confidently say that one of these cases will almost certainly fit your needs for solid smartphone protection. They’re also available for the iPhone X, Xr, and Xs.

The Pelican Shield ($60-$70) is, arguably, the toughest of the three cases, shielding your Apple smartphone in five protective layer. It boasts 3x Military Grade Drop Protection, although, as I always say in my reviews, I’m not dropping an expensive iPhone that I paid for to test the protection level. However, the Shield seems plenty rugged thanks to the shock absorbing interior shell and reinforced corners that work together.

The case’s access port covers provide an integrated layer of extra protection against the elements while still allowing easy access to all your smartphone’s features. The case is available in,...

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04:07
It’s not just Apple hurting in China: stats show...

Apple said that the dramatic reduction in its guidance for the holiday quarter was almost entirely due to declining sales in China. Two sets of stats today show that this is not an Apple-specific problem: smartphone shipments in China are down across the board, with Samsung taking a double hit …

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The post It’s not just Apple hurting in China: stats show smartphone shipments fell 12-15.5% appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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04:06
An Apple Supplier now Delivers a Sensor Breakthrough...

Apple Supplier AMS provides Apple with optical sensors for 3D facial recognition features on its newest iPhones. On Monday AMS announced that new behind-the-display technology could deliver a bezeless smartphone that will eliminate the iPhone's nasty notch

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04:00
From bad to worse: Bad news leads to simplistic...

Apple’s announcement of revised expectations for the most recently ended quarter was met in typical fashion by a flurry of slapdash analysis.

Writing for the Forbes contributor network and competitive back waxing circuit, Gordon Kelly provides almost one-stop shopping for ridiculous assertions about Apple’s downward revision.

“iPhone Sales Fears After Apple Slashes Estimates.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Uluroo.)

The leaks were right.

And it only took 10 years of breathless reporting on supply chain Apple doom rumors for them to finally be right! So, it was all worth it.

To read this article in full, please click here

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03:57
Apple iOS 12.1.2 - The latest version of Apple'...

iOS 12 sets a new standard for what is already the world’s most advanced mobile operating system. It makes iPhone better than before. It makes iPad more capable than ever. And now it opens up both to amazing possibilities for augmented reality in games and apps. With iOS 12, iPhone and iPad are the most powerful, personal, and intelligent devices they’ve ever been.



Note: Below are download links to most recent iOS 12.1.2 restore images (IPSW) for iPhones and iOS 12.1.1 images for iPads. Please, locate your device below and use ONLY the appropriate image.

iPhone:

iOS 12.1.2 64bit 16C101 for:

  • iPhone 5S GSM/LTE
  • iPhone 5S CDMA/LTE
  • iPhone SE

iOS 12.1.2 16C101 for:

  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6s

iOS 12.1.2 16C101 for:

  • iPhone 6 Plus
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03:32
Adobe Flash Player 32.0.0.104 - Plug-in plays...

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



Version 32.0.0.104:

  • Updated Flash Player with important bug fixes.



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



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03:30
OWC announces 2019 family of Mercury Elite Pro mini...

OWC has announced its 2019 family of Mercury Elite Pro Mini storage solutions with Thunderbolt 3 compatibility and designed for client meetings, studio sessions and on-set downloads.

It offers bus-powered plug-and-play connectivity. Larry O’Connor, OWC founder and CEO, notes that you can choose from either a 2.5-inch Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive or a Solid State Drive (SSD) design —  both with a heat-dissipating, fanless design.

The Pro mini — enclosed in impact resistant brushed aluminum — offers eSATA and USB-C connection options, delivering up to 540MB/s transfer speeds with models offering up to 4TB storage capacity. The Mercury Elite Pro mini USB-C is available at MacSales.com in prices ranging from $74.99 to $499.99.



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03:16
Samsung's Electronics' Q4 2018 Operating...

After Apple preannounced that they'll miss their Q1 2019 target, Samsung announces that their operating profits nose-dived by nearly 40% during the holiday quarter due to weakness in their ...

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03:15
Parcels – Track Your Packages app apparently creates...

And now there’s a parcel tracking app that works to track everything else around it.

The app, entitled “Parcels – Track Your Packages”, currently holds a 4.7-star rating in the App Store and is distributed by Russian developer Pavel Tisunov. It’s free with an optional subscription of $3.49/year or $0.99/month. The same app is also available in the Google Play store.

Upon launch, the immediately begins sending request to its server, asking for packages to track, even without the user entering a package to track. The server then sends information to the app about packages from other users for it to track. This information includes the tracking number and details about which courier to send the request to, with technical details such as the URL for the courier’s API or website, request headers, etc.

The app then begins to perform a tracking function by sending a request to the courier’s API or website as specified by the instruction it received from the server...

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03:00
Targus unveils USB-C Universal Quad HD Docking...

No matter who you are, you have to admit that having four displays hooked to your Mac is pretty badass.

As such, Targus began showing off its USB-C Universal Quad HD Docking Station Sunday at CES unveiled.

The unit features four USB 3.0 ports, an audio in/out port, and a USB-C port with 15W of power, alongside four HDMI ports, each connectable to a 1080p display.

The MacOS sees each of these connected displays individually, meaning you could just as easily have four separate screens as you could build a multi-screen video “wall” and spread your image across all four of them simultaneously.

The unit is currently priced at $274.99 and a unit supporting four 4K screens will be out later this year, due to be priced at $375.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via The Mac Observer...

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03:00
CES: U by Moen Show is now compatible with Apple’s...

At this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Moen announced that its U by Moen Shower  is now compatible with Apple’s HomeKit, a framework that allows control of compatible home automation devices through iOS and Siri. 

U by Moen is a Wi-Fi/cloud-based digital shower that offers mobile connectivity and personalization, providing homeowners with ways to create their ideal showering experience. There are three choices to control the shower: voice activation, smartphone app and an in-shower controller. Pricing begins at $1,225.

To activate U by Moen shower, users can ask their voice assistant to remotely start, stop and pause the shower with the sound of their voice. Once they have created personalized presets in the U by Moen app, homeowners simply state the name of the preset or specify a specific water temperature for the shower within the command. Users will know the commands have...

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03:00
Orbi with Wi-Fi 6 coming in the second half of 2019

NETGEAR has announced an upcoming expansion of its Orbi Mesh Wi-Fi System to address the performance needs of the gigabit Internet home.

The Orbi Whole Home Wi-Fi System, which utilizes patented Fastlane3 technology, will soon be available using sixth generation Wi-Fi, 802.11ax, or Wi-Fi 6. According to David Henry, senior vice president of Connected Home Products for NETGEAR, this combination will set new performance benchmarks for Mesh Wi-Fi Systems and deliver sustained gigabit Internet speeds via Wi-Fi across homes and estates.

He adds that performance of the Orbi Mesh Wi-Fi Systems will be improved by adding 1024 QAM with a 4x4 Wi-Fi 6 backhaul, increasing the speeds, coverage and capacity of the dedicated wireless link between the Orbi router and satellites. This next generation Orbi Wi-Fi system is designed for households with lots of  connected devices running high-bandwidth internet for HD/4K video streaming, always-on smart home devices and video monitoring...

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03:00
Satechi Aluminum Bluetooth Keyboard with Numeric...

Products like the Satechi Aluminum Bluetooth Keyboard grant us a peek at the Apple that could be—in this case, an Apple that remains enamored with space gray aluminum but also committed to keyboards with generous key travel. And the Satechi keyboard is a decent effort, weighty and pleasant for typing, and it lets you pair it with up to three different Bluetooth devices. Viewed from across the room, it readily looks like it spawned in the mind of Jony Ive.

Yet I never felt a strong connection to the Satechi keyboard, mainly because it always struggled to connect with my Mac.

Maybe we can see this as a reminder that an Apple logo really does translate into quality, but first it’s also important to keep in mind that the logo’s absence lets you pick up what essentially amounts to a passable cousin of the Apple Magic Keyboard 2 with a keypad for a mere $79.99. If that sounds expensive, remember that Apple sells its own space gray version for a stunning $149. You...

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00:43
Lumen claims a 'single breath' can help...

Last August Lumen raised nearly two million dollars on Indiegogo for its metabolism tracking device, and now at CES it's ready to show the final consumer product. The plan behind Lumen is that owners will breath einto it multiple times a day, let it...

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00:01
How to shuffle or repeat songs in Apple Music on...

For as long as digital music has been around you’ve been able to shuffle and repeat groups of songs. With later revisions of Apple Music for iOS, Apple has hidden this feature. Follow along to learn how to shuffle or repeat songs in Apple Music.

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00:00
How to lock notes on Mac

Whether you’re a new Mac user or just want to start using password protected notes for the first time, read on for how to lock notes on Mac.

more…

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00:00
HomePass, the app for managing HomeKit setup codes,...

Last year, we told you about HomePass for HomeKit, an app that makes it easy to store and keep track of your HomeKit eight-digit setup codes. Now, HomePass has been updated with a few notable features.

more…

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Monday January 7

23:18
Furrion's electric cooler keeps drinks cold for...

Nothing ruins a tailgate faster than lukewarm beers, but with Furrion's Rova electric cooler, that won't be an issue -- even if your party rages for a week.

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22:47
NVIDIA's Drive AutoPilot gives vehicles driver...

NVIDIA has announced what it says is the first commercially available Level 2+ automated driving system at the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Automakers can use the technology, called Drive AutoPilot, to add automated driving feature...

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21:01
IBM's latest quantum computer is a 20-qubit...

Last year, IBM hauled a 50-qubit quantum computer to CES. Or, rather, it brought the eye-catching bits -- an intricate collection of tubes and wires that resembled a steampunk chandelier -- and left the more cumbersome cooling and power-management pa...

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20:59
Smultron 11.1.4 - Easy-to-use, powerful text editor.

Smultron 11 is the text editor for all of us. Smultron is powerful and confident without being complicated. Its elegance and simplicity helps everyone being creative and to write and edit all sorts of texts.You can use Smultron to write everything from a web page, a script, a to do list, a novel to a whole app. Smultron is designed for both beginners and experts. It is a joy to use and it has all the text tools one needs. And everyone can use it because it is translated into many languages and has full support for accessibility.



Version 11.1.4:

  • Some small bug fixes and improvements



  • macOS 10.13 or later



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20:59
VueScan 9.6.25 - Scanner software with advanced...

VueScan is a scanning program that works with most high-quality flatbed and film scanners to produce scans that have excellent color fidelity and color balance. VueScan is easy to use, and has advanced features for restoring faded colors, batch scanning and other features used by professional photographers.

Why should you use VueScan?

  • Easy to use - just run VueScan, press Preview, adjust the cropping, then press Scan.
  • Accurate colors - uses ICC profiles and IT8 calibration.
  • Powerful - dozens of advanced options.
  • Faster workflow - can edit one image while the next image is being scanned (most scanner software won't let you work with one image while another is being scanned).
  • Simple to install - installing VueScan changes nothing on your system, installs nothing in your operating system and all other scanner software will continue to function.

The list of supported scanners is...

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20:49
The world's first real foldable phone is rough...

Unless you're (for some reason) a fan of personal cinema headsets, you almost certainly haven't heard of Royole. That's OK -- founder and CEO Bill Liu wanted it that way. Unbeknownst to most of the world, Royole has quietly been working to pion...

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20:40
GE debuts HomeKit-enabled C by GE smart lights, wall...




GE built on its smart home offerings at CES 2019, announcing a range of new C by GE products including HomeKit-enabled smart wall switches, white and full color LED bulbs, and a smart wall plug.

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20:25
Soma's smart bra means never buying the wrong...

Soma is bringing Bluetooth to the bra world. The Somainnofit bra is designed to help women determine their actual bra size, simply by slipping it on. It's a black, sports-bra-style garment with four sewn-in strips running horizontally across the fabr...

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20:20
Apple might be suffering from an ‘informal’ consumer...

Analysts from Bank of America Merrill Lynch have suggested that Apple is facing a potentially worrisome “informal boycott” from consumers in China and India. A survey conducted by the bank’s equity research team, cited by Bloomberg, shows user interest in upgrading to iPhone dwindling, with most of the excitement coming from Samsung or Huawei products.

more…

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19:53
Pioneer's AVIC-W8500NEX wireless CarPlay...




Audio hardware manufacturer Pioneer was at CES 2019 in full force this week to show off its latest wares, including the new AVIC-W8500NEX in-dash receiver with wireless CarPlay support.

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19:01
LiFiMax's invisible light internet works with...

If you need to connect multiple folks in a room but are concerned about security or radio frequency pollution, French company Oledcomm has a new LiFi tech solution. LiFiMax mounts on a ceiling like a smoke detector or light and provides up to 16 dong...

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19:00
Moshi introduces SnapTo iPhone wireless charging car...

Accessory maker Moshi is debuting several new products in Las Vegas this year at CES 2019. A new system for wirelessly charging your iPhone while on the go and an expanded headphone lineup take advantage of the hardware changes on recent iPhones and iPads.

more…

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19:00
Robotemi is adding Alexa to its personal...

Temi (pronounced "Timmy," I think) is a personal robot with a 10-inch tablet for a head. It can play music and videos, control your smart home hardware and handle other basic assistant stuff, such as ordering takeout. In short, Temi is a friendlier t...

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18:30
Netgear shows off new mesh networking devices, 5G...




Netgear has used CES to introduce a number of new networking products, including a 5G hotspot, routers with built-in cable modems, and a third-generation model of smart art frame from subsidiary Meural.

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18:30
Netgear jumps into 5G with AT&T-compatible...

Netgear is focused on the future of connectivity at CES 2019 with new products it believes can keep you online at home and on the go. The California-based networking company is showing off two new additions to its Orbi mesh router family designed to...

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18:30
Third-generation Meural Canvas is like having an art...

Meural scales up the technology in its unique digital displays after being acquired by Netgear.

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18:01
Nikon's video-centric Z6 camera now comes in a...

Thanks to its true full-frame super-sampled 4K and 10-bit external video output, Nikon's Z6 is now possibly the best full-frame mirrorless camera for video. To help you better harness that power, the company has introduced a "Filmmaker's Kit" for the...

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18:00
A Roland keyboard has Alexa built-in for voice...

Alexa is handy for helping with a lot of activities, and soon the virtual assistant will help you control keyboard settings with your voice. Roland's latest keyboard, a new version of its GO:PIANO, features Alexa built-in and the company says this fe...

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18:00
OptiShokz built bone conduction audio sunglasses

Keeping your ears open to the environment is key when riding a bike or otherwise needing to stay aware of your surroundings, but music is life right? The AfterShokz Trekz Titanium and Air series have been filling that need quite well for a while, but...

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17:51
Sony to deliver Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support...




Following word that Samsung plans to integrate iTunes and AirPlay 2 into select smart TV models, Sony on Monday said its TVs, too, will add support for Apple streaming and remote control protocols TVs later this year.

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17:50
Watch Samsung's CES 2019 press conference in 8...

This year at CES Samsung celebrated 50 years in the electronics business, and seemed intent on blowing things out with a combination of smart home products, AI and 5G. Besides taking a victory lap over its advances in next-gen wireless, the compa...

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17:44
Sony announces AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support coming...

Following similar announcements from Samsung, LG, and Vizio, Sony announced this evening that it will add support for AirPlay and HomeKit to select TV models. Sony’s announcement is especially surprising as Sony uses Android TV to power its televisions.

more…

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17:35
CES 2019: Sony's Upcoming 4K and 8K TVs to...

Starting later this year, Sony's new 2019 Z9G Series 8K LCDs, A9G Series OLED 4K TVs, and X950G 4K LCD TVs will support Airplay 2 and HomeKit protocols from Apple.

Other TV manufacturers, including Samsung, Vizio, and LG have also announced support for HomeKit and AirPlay 2 for their 2019 smart TV lineups. All of the major TV brands will support both, with the exception of Samsung. Samsung TVs support AirPlay 2 and will have an exclusive app for accessing iTunes content, but won't work with HomeKit.

With AirPlay 2 support, compatible Sony television sets...

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17:35
CES 2019: Sony's Upcoming 4K and 8K TVs to...

Starting later this year, Sony's new 2019 Z9G Series 8K LCDs, A9G Series OLED 4K TVs, and X950G 4K LCD TVs will support Airplay 2 and HomeKit protocols from Apple.

Other TV manufacturers, including Samsung, Vizio, and LG have also announced support for HomeKit and AirPlay 2 for their 2019 smart TV lineups. All of the major TV brands will support both, with the exception of Samsung. Samsung TVs support AirPlay 2 and will have an exclusive app for accessing iTunes content, but won't work with HomeKit.

With AirPlay 2 support, compatible Sony television sets...

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17:35
PS4 sales are closing in on 100 million

During its CES keynote, Sony has announced that it has sold 91.6 million PS4 consoles worldwide overall. The tech giant sold 18 million PS4 units over the past 12 months, with 5.6 million of those sold during the holiday season alone, from November 1...

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17:25
Apple Music expands song lyrics support to seven...




Apple expanded Apple Music song lyrics functionality to seven major markets on Monday, with users in France, Germany, Spain and other countries now able to use the capability for both streaming and searching for songs.

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17:19
Intel's Lakefield stacks desktop and Atom cores...

Intel led its CES press conference today by announcing a lineup of no less than six new 9th-gen processors, but it's looking towards a future beyond these chips, too. The company shed some light on a platform that's still in development, codename Lak...

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17:15
Sony goes big with 8K and hones its OLED technology

Sony goes 8K UHD with its 98- and 85-inch Z9G models, and it revs its 4K UHD OLED TV from the A9F to the A9G

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17:15
Sony's new 8K and 4K TVs will have Apple...

AirPlay is everywhere at CES 2019, at least when it comes to TVs, and Sony's latest TVs are no different. The company announced that its Z9G Series 8K LCDs, A9G Series OLEDs and X950G 4K LCD TVs will all add support for Apple's AirPlay 2 and HomeKit...

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17:15
Sony's wireless turntable offers gain control...

It wouldn't be CES without a few turntable announcements, and Sony is unveiling a new model of its own this week. The PS-LX310BT is a wireless turntable with Bluetooth connectivity for playing your vinyl collection over wireless speakers. Don't worry...

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17:15
Sony adds Alexa to its stellar WH-1000XM3 headphones

Sony's WH-1000XM3 are the best noise-cancelling headphones you can buy, and at CES 2019, the company is adding another handy feature to the spec list. Amazon's Alexa will soon be available built-in on the headphones via an update through Sony's Headp...

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17:15
Sony's 'super-large' 8K TVs are...

This year at CES Sony is one of the TV makers jumping into 8K with two "super-large" Z9G displays that are big enough, at 98- and 85-inches, to make use of the format's 33-million pixel resolution. According to Sony, these screens have "completely ne...

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17:08
Otterbox unveils new ‘Otter + Pop’ case for iPhone w...

OtterBox announced at CES 2019 today that it is partnering with PopSockets on a case designed specifically with PopGrips in mind. PopSockets are the incredibly popular plastic circles that people are attaching to the back of their iPhones.

The new “Otter + Pop” case from OtterBox + PopSockets aims to fix a few of the biggest annoyances with the concept…

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17:03
Intel's latest Nervana processor is focused on...

Intel is continuing its quest to build AI-focused processors, and it's getting a little help in the process. The semiconductor giant has unveiled a new version of its Nervana neural network chip that's focused on inference (that is, applying its know...

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17:00
LG Display's 88-inch 8K OLED has Dolby Atmos...

Earlier at CES 2019, LG revealed a rolling OLED TV that will come to actual stores (and actual homes) in 2019. It's amazing, but will sound a little familiar to some readers, because it's pretty much what I saw showcased by LG Display (the c...

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17:00
Lenovo's Legion gaming laptops get next-gen...

Lenovo recently went low-profile with its Legion gaming laptops, but unfortunately, the performance stayed under the radar, too. The company has largely rectified that with its latest Legion models, the budget Y540 and top-end Y740. The 17-inch versi...

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16:58
Meat-free 'Impossible Burger 2.0' tastes...

The Impossible Burger has been making headlines for a couple of years now as a plant-based substitute to burgers that promises to look, taste and even "bleed" like the real deal. Today at CES, Impossible Foods is ready to unveil what is essentially I...

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16:46
Hands-on with Eve Energy Strip & Eve Light Strip...




Eve Systems, a prominent manufacturer of connected home accessories, fleshed out the final details of its upcoming Eve Energy Strip and Eve Light Strip HomeKit devices at CES 2019. AppleInsider was on hand to take a closer look at the devices before they hit store shelves later this year.

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16:35
Samsung is the next tech giant expecting a sharp...

Apple isn't the only tech industry behemoth dealing with a rough fourth quarter. Samsung has warned that its earnings likely dropped significantly during the last three months of 2018 due to both tougher competition in the smartphone space and medio...

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16:34
Apple Music lyrics & search expanding to several...

Apple has today expanded its lyric search feature in Apple Music to several new countries. This feature lets users search for songs within Apple Music by simply typing a portion of the lyrics. The company is also expanding lyric availability today as well.

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16:30
Live from Sony's CES 2019 press event!

Just when you thought the pre-CES press event deluge was over, Sony is wrapping up a busy day with some evening festivities. The company's annual Las Vegas soirée is happening tonight, January 7th at 8PM ET/5PM PT, and we'll be there to bring...

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16:25
iPhone 2019 rumors: Everything you need to know

What’s in store for the new iPhone in 2019? We won’t officially know until the fall (most likely in September), but until then, you can bet that the rumor mill will be fully operational. This page will keep track of what’s being rumored as new features of the 2019 iPhones, and we’ll provide some analysis and whether or not a rumor seems feasible.

Three-camera system

Updated 1/7/2019 with reports about a three-camera system.

The current iPhone XS has a rear dual-camera setup. Could the 2019 iPhone use three cameras? That’s what was rumored last April. though there wasn’t much detail as to how the three-camera system would work.

To read this article in full, please click here

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16:15
Apple begins collecting iTunes and Apple Music sales...




Apple on Monday announced a change in billing policy that will require Canadian users to pay taxes on TV, movie, music and audiobook purchases, bringing the tech giant in line with recently adopted tax laws.

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16:06
Data suggests iPhone XR was top selling iPhone in...

New data from market research firm Counterpoint shows iPhone sales are down 20% YoY based upon November 2018 numbers versus 2017. Further, the firm shows that last November, the $999+ iPhone X was the best selling phone in November, while this year it is the iPhone XR, which starts at $749.

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16:01
[Sponsor] HyperDrive: World’s First USB-C Hub for...

HyperDrive is the World’s 1st USB-C Hub specifically designed for the 2018 iPad Pro, featuring a unique patent-pending removable grip that secures the 6-in-1 hub onto the iPad Pro to add 6 new ports: HDMI, 3.5mm audio jack, SD, MicroSD, USB-A 3.0, USB-C Data and Power Delivery.

Users can safely leave the HyperDrive connected to the iPad Pro to have access to all the ports they need, without worrying about dangling cabled dongles.

Get up to 50% off HyperDrive on Kickstarter today. Hurry! This is the last week to enjoy this offer. Over 12,000 backers have already pledged over $750,000 to get the HyperDrive for up to 50% off.

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15:47
Apple begins charging sales tax in Canada on iTunes...

Apple today has confirmed that it is now charging sales tax on TV, movie, music, and audiobook iTunes purchases in Canada. The change first went into effect last week, and now Apple is confirming the new policy.

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15:26
Brilliant announces HomeKit integration for its...

At CES 2019, Brilliant has announced that it is adding HomeKit support to its Brilliant Control product. The Brilliant Control is a sleek replacement for your existing light switches and features a touch display and camera. HomeKit support further expands its capabilities.

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15:20
Ask Slashdot: Which Laptop Should I Buy For My First...

vikingpower writes: Until now, yours truly has been running a one-man freelancer show. However, since January 1st the first employee is here, and of course I'm mighty proud of a stellarly clever young person working for me. She works remotely (I'm in one European capital; she is in another) and I need to buy her a laptop. Since she's straight out of college and a non-techie, she basically only knows one OS: Windows, although she could get comfortable with macOS. However, as a long-time (server-side) programmer, I feel Apple hardware is seriously overpriced. Also, my brilliant first employee will mostly do research and hardly needs anything more than a browser, Office or Office-like software (yes, I'm looking at you, Libre Office, and I love you!), and bibliography software. Should I get her a Chromebook or a mid-level laptop running Windows? Any thoughts?

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15:11
Apple Daily Report: Apple support doc addresses the...

Since Steve and I can’t cover everything, at the end of each week day, we’ll offer this wrap-up of news items you should check out. 

Apple has posted a support document addressing the 2018 iPad Pro bending controversy. The company reiterates a previous statement that “precision manufacturing techniques and a rigorous inspection process ensure that these new iPad Pro models meet an even tighter specification for flatness than previous generations.”

Bloomberg reports that Largan Precision, which supplies camera lenses to Apple, saw revenue in December fell by a third amid weakening appetite for iPhones in China.

TechCrunch reports that Apple is really promoting HomeKit at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES). HomeKit is a framework that allows...

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14:31
Samsung due to post profit drop because of China...

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is set to post its first drop in quarterly operating profit in two years as slowing economic growth in China, a key market for the South Korean tech giant, erodes demand for its products.

[…]

“Depressed demand in China will further drive down Samsung’s chip sales there. And China’s overall smartphone market is stalled and declining, which will affect not only Apple but Samsung,” Song Myung-sup, a senior analyst at HI Investment & Securities, told Reuters.

Like I said, this is a China issue, not an iPhone problem.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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14:04
CES 2019: The Best of CES Unveiled: Sphero's...

The annual Consumer Electronics Show starts this week, with thousands of companies overtaking Las Vegas, Nevada to show off their latest technology products. The Show officially starts on Tuesday, January 8, but as usual, there was a CES Unveiled event on Sunday to allow members of the media a little preview of what's to come.

MacRumors attended CES Unveiled, and we rounded up some of the most interesting things that we came across at the event, along with a little bit of bonus coverage from Samsung's First Look event.

Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.

As usual, there were plenty of kooky, futuristic tech devices being shown off at the event, and while not all are Apple-related, it's definitely interesting to see what's new in the tech industry.

The...

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13:23
iPad, iPad Pro get new cases from Zagg with Rugged...




Zagg has launched new accessories for the iPad and iPad Pro lines, including an all-new Slim Book Go, the Rugged Book Go, and Messenger Folio cases and keyboard bundles for working while on the move.

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13:02
Honeywell debuts T9 and T10 Pro smart thermostats,...




During the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Honeywell parent company Residio has shown off two new smart thermostats -- the T9 and T10 Pro. While both add quite a few new features for users of the controlling app, they lack HomeKit support -- at least for now.

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12:49
CES 2019: Netgear Unveils New Orbi 802.11ax Mesh Wi-...

Netgear today announced a new version of its Orbi Mesh Wi-Fi System, which is equipped with 6th-generation Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax technology that supports gigabit wireless speeds.

According to Netgear, the Wi-Fi 6 version of the Orbi will allow for new performance benchmarks for Mesh Wi-Fi systems, delivery sustained gigabit wireless speeds across the home.

For those unfamiliar with Orbi, it is a multi-node mesh Wi-Fi system much like the Linksys Velop that Apple sells in its retail stores. With Orbi, the idea is to set up multiple Orbi access points throughout the home to ensure high-speed Wi-Fi coverage in all rooms.

The new Orbi Mesh Wi-Fi System features 1024 QAM with a 4x4 Wi-Fi 6 backhaul, for increased speeds, coverage, and capacity.

Wi-Fi 6 is the latest version of the Wi-Fi protocol...

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12:34
Latest Spotify update includes support for Apple...

After Pandora released its initial Apple Watch app with offline playback, Spotify is today putting out a not-as-exciting update for its iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch users.

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12:34
Latest Spotify update includes support for Apple...

After Pandora released its initial Apple Watch app with offline playback, Spotify is today putting out a not-as-exciting update for its iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch users.

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12:28
Apple Face ID supplier reveals new ‘behind OLED’...

Apple supplier AMS, which provides optical sensors for face recognition features on the iPhone, today announced a new “behind OLED” light and infrared proximity sensor. As reported by Reuters, the new sensor could pave the way for completely bezel-less displays.

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12:28
Apple Face ID supplier reveals new ‘behind OLED’...

Apple supplier AMS, which provides optical sensors for face recognition features on the iPhone, today announced a new “behind OLED” light and infrared proximity sensor. As reported by Reuters, the new sensor could pave the way for completely bezel-less displays.

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12:25
"Hey, Siri - Flush the toilet!": HomeKit...

Numi 2.0 Intelligent Toilet. Photo via Kohler.

CES is usually full of announcements that make you shake your head, and this is one of them. Kohler has announced that the Numi 2.0 Intelligent Toilet — which is estimated to cost a cool $8,000 — will support Apple’s HomeKit home automation toolkit and even listen to Siri commands.

The headline for this post is a bit of a stretch; Kohler reps are saying that Apple owners can ask Siri to heat the toilet seat and control the color and intensity of the lighting on the pricey loo. The Numi 2.0 also works as a bidet and has the appropriate dryer functions to keep your nether region clean and dry.

There are also speakers built in that support Amazon Alexa, so you may have your choice of intelligent assistant to keep you amused on the john. If this looks like the ultimate Apple accessory that you absolutely want for your home, you might have to wait a bit; Kohler hasn’t announced final pricing or a launch date.

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12:12
Netgear boosting its Orbi mesh networking with Wi-Fi...




Netgear has used CES 2019 to introduce an updated version of its Orbi Whole Home Wi-Fi system, its mesh-based networking product, with the latest version offering connectivity using sixth-generation Wi-Fi, 802.11ax.

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12:12
InvisibleShield launches Glass+ VisionGuard for new...

InvisibleShield has announced InvisibleShield Glass+ VisionGuard specifically designed to protect users of the Apple 11-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, and existing 9.7-inch iPad from the harmful effects of high-energy visible (HEV) blue light. It was named a CES 2019...

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12:04
ZAGG announces new iPad, iPad Pro keyboards

ZAGG has announced the Slim Book Go, Rugged Book Go, and Messenger Folio keyboards for select iPad and iPad Pro models. The new keyboard solutions feature a protective, yet lightweight design that boasts backlit, laptop-style keys.

The $99.99 Slim Book Go for the 9.7-inch iPad slides into a bag or backpack for lightweight, easy transport. Multi-device pairing ensures users can connect to two devices and easily toggle between them.

The detachable keyboard can accommodate different work environments, and the reverse kickstand provides optimal viewing with the ability to adjust the screen angle. Laptop style keys are available in seven backlit colors. The Slim Book Go (pictured) features a built-in holder for the Apple Pencil. The ZAGG Slim Book Go is available today for the ...

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12:02
HomeKit is coming to Brilliant's $299 wall-...




The Brilliant Home Control, which replaces a light switch with a speaker and touchscreen panel, will be getting HomeKit compatibility through an over-the-air firmware update this spring.

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12:00
Roku TVs from TCL to get hands-free voice control in...

TCL is making Roku TVs with hands-free voice control and 8K resolution.

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11:40
Poll: Is it time for Apple to reassess the 70/30 App...

Since 2008, Apple has implemented the same 70/30 revenue split on all App Store purchases. Recently however, companies have been actively fighting against the cut.

The matter has even wondered near the US Supreme Court, with arguments being heard by the court last November.

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11:36
Future iPhone Face ID could have infrared sensor...




Potentially pushing Apple further towards eliminating the notch on iPhones, sensor creator AMS has debuted new technology that can detect ambient light and human proximity from behind an OLED screen.

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11:30
Zagg launches new iPad and iPad Pro keyboard case...

Zagg has today announced a new lineup of keyboard cases for both iPad and iPad Pro. The new options range to meet the needs of a variety of tastes and functionality and include the Slim Book Go, Rugged Book Go, and Messenger Folio.

more…

The post Zagg launches new iPad and iPad Pro keyboard case lineup with backlit keys, Apple Pencil storage, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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11:28
LG’s upcoming ‘rollable” OLED TV will support...

Along with Samsung and VIZIO, LG Electronics says its upcoming “rollable” OLED TV will support Apple’s AirPlay 2 and HomeKit. And those are just some of the features of what the company says is the “TV of tomorrow.”

The LG SIGNATURE OLED TV R (model 65R9) uses the flexibility of an OLED panel made of organic materials and can “transform” itself to offer three different viewing options – Full View, Line View and Zero View.

Full View purportedly delivers a large-screen viewing experience revealing “the full extent of the contrast, depth and realism that has become synonymous with all LG TVs.” Users can use their own voice to get things done with Amazon Alexa, a new addition to LG's AI TV lineup in 2019, and the support of Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit. 

With AirPlay 2, users can easily play videos directly from their Apple devices, iTunes and other video apps, music or photos to their LG SIGNATURE OLED TV R. With Apple HomeKit support, customers will be able to...

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11:18
Apple phone phishing scams getting better

I’m sure most of us wouldn’t get caught out by something like this but not everyone is as tech savvy as we are. My wife almost got caught by this so it’s a good idea to warn family and friends to never answer these kinds of calls unless they are expecting them and specifically request the call.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:07
VueScan 9.6.25 - Scanner software with advanced...

VueScan is a scanning program that works with most high-quality flatbed and film scanners to produce scans that have excellent color fidelity and color balance. VueScan is easy to use, and has advanced features for restoring faded colors, batch scanning and other features used by professional photographers.

Why should you use VueScan?

  • Easy to use - just run VueScan, press Preview, adjust the cropping, then press Scan.
  • Accurate colors - uses ICC profiles and IT8 calibration.
  • Powerful - dozens of advanced options.
  • Faster workflow - can edit one image while the next image is being scanned (most scanner software won't let you work with one image while another is being scanned).
  • Simple to install - installing VueScan changes nothing on your system, installs nothing in your operating system and all other scanner software will continue to function.

The list of supported scanners is...

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11:07
VueScan 9.6.25 - Scanner software with advanced...

VueScan is a scanning program that works with most high-quality flatbed and film scanners to produce scans that have excellent color fidelity and color balance. VueScan is easy to use, and has advanced features for restoring faded colors, batch scanning and other features used by professional photographers.

Why should you use VueScan?

  • Easy to use - just run VueScan, press Preview, adjust the cropping, then press Scan.
  • Accurate colors - uses ICC profiles and IT8 calibration.
  • Powerful - dozens of advanced options.
  • Faster workflow - can edit one image while the next image is being scanned (most scanner software won't let you work with one image while another is being scanned).
  • Simple to install - installing VueScan changes nothing on your system, installs nothing in your operating system and all other scanner software will continue to function.

The list of supported scanners is...

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11:02
Apple Bridgewater closing for renovations January...

January has already been a busy month in Apple retail news. After announcing a temporary store closure for remodeling in Altamonte Springs, Florida, and a permanent store closure in Sendai, Japan, Apple has plans to completely remodel its Bridgewater, New Jersey location as well.

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The post Apple Bridgewater closing for renovations January 27th, new Waterside Shops design shown in renders appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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11:02
Hands on with Lutron HomeKit Fan Controller




Lutron is set to become the first manufacturer to get a HomeKit fan controller to market and while we were at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show, AppleInsider went hands-on to test it out.

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10:51
Hands on with Arlo's Ultra 4K HDR HomeKit...




AppleInsider is at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and we checked out all of Arlo's new gear including the impressive Arlo Ultra 4K HDR HomeKit-enabled camera and the new security system.

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10:48
You can now use Apple's Siri & HomeKit to...




One of the more unusual Apple-related announcements out of CES is that Kohler's "intelligent toilet," the Numi 2.0, is gaining support for HomeKit and even Siri commands.

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10:46
Apple updates one of their AR Smartglasses Inventions

In June 2015 Apple acquired Germany's Metaio, a pioneer in Augmented Reality (AR) and thermal touch technology. In 2018 Apple was granted their first smartglasses patent in context with AR. In the last month the US Patent & Trademark Office published a continuation patent application from Apple that came from Metaio's patent portfolio that Apple inherited that covers cameras in iDevices in addition to smartglasses, a Head Mounted Display and more.

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10:45
Apple's $145M payout to WiLAN in patent...




A verdict against Apple in a patent infringement lawsuit has been slashed by a judge, with the original award of $145 million to WiLAN cut down to just $10 million by a California court on Thursday.

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10:36
Ring’s Door View Cam installs w/o wiring or drilling...

Ring has shown off its latest smart video doorbell at CES 2019 along with a dozen other new products including smart lighting, smoke detectors, and a flood/freeze sensor. As for the new headline product, Ring’s Door View Cam offers seamless, wireless installation on your door’s peephole.

more…

The post Ring’s Door View Cam installs w/o wiring or drilling in peephole + smart lighting, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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10:29
Apple’s errors

Good examination from one point of view of what happened to Apple next week. The Quarterly Call at the end of this month will be very interesting.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:29
AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support is coming to smart TVs...

Apple fans don’t typically have a lot to look forward to from CES, but we were treated to a surprise announcement from Samsung that it will bring the iTunes video store to its smart TVs, complete with Bixby support. But Samsung isn’t the only TV maker working with Apple—AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support are coming to other smart TVs.

Apple has updated its AirPlay page with a focus on TV entertainment and special mention of smart TV support. What’s more, individual TV manufacturers have started to announce support for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit.

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10:24
2019 iPhones Could Feature Smaller Notch as Apple...

Austrian Apple supplier AMS today announced the launch of new sensor technology that could be incorporated into future iPhones to cut down on the size of the notch that houses the TrueDepth Camera System used for Face ID.

AMS has developed a new RGB light and IR proximity sensor that's designed to be installed behind a smartphone's OLED display, reducing the outside area required for these sensors.

The company says that its new light and proximity sensor could perhaps result in the elimination of the bezel in its entirety."Smartphone OEMs today are striving to maximize their products' screen-to-body ratio, reducing the bezel area as much as possible on the display's face," said David Moon, Senior Marketing Manager at ams. "The TCS3701 enables phone designers to take this trend to a new level, potentially eliminating the bezel entirely. This...

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10:13
Apple issues third developer betas for iOS 12.1.3,...




Following a break for the holidays, Apple has issued a new batch of developer betas for testing, with third beta builds of iOS 12.1.3, watchOS 5.1.3, and tvOS 12.1.2 now available for download

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10:12
Giveaway: Enter to win a Disk Drill Pro license for...




AppleInsider is partnering with CleverFiles this week to offer readers the chance to win a Disk Drill Pro license, allowing for data recovery with support for over 200 file types. Ten winners will each receive a Pro license for Mac or Windows valued at $89.

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10:05
Apple Seeds Third Beta of iOS 12.1.3 to Developers [...

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming iOS 12.1.3 update to developers, three weeks after releasing the last beta and a little over three weeks after releasing iOS 12.1.2, an update that focused on bug fixes for the eSIM feature and changed certain iPhone features in China after a Chinese court found that some iPhones infringe on Qualcomm patents.

Registered developers can download the new iOS 12.1.3 beta from Apple's Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

The third iOS 12.1.3 beta is...

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10:00
Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant Desperately Want To...

Google's Assistant and Amazon's Alexa are rapidly increasing their reach, and Apple's Siri is supposedly getting smarter. But all of these AI assistants are still too clumsy in day to day. David Pierce, writing for WSJ: My virtual assistant desperately wants to help me. Google Assistant, Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Siri -- even Samsung's Bixby and others -- have begun allowing users to set up "routines" that combine many actions into a single command. Shout "OK Google, good morning!" at your smart speaker and it can (in theory) open the blinds, turn on the lights, show you traffic and your calendar and turn on NPR. Tell Alexa to start a dance party, and watch it turn on the disco ball and fire up the "Glitter and Glowsticks" playlist. These routines embody what virtual assistants are meant to do, connecting all our gadgets and services and making everything work together. All you have to do is ask. And maybe not even that -- these tools aim to get to know you so well, they'll...

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09:58
Scam alert! Don't answer phone calls from...

Phishing scams are going crazy in early 2019. I’ve personally seen four in my email so far this year, and now there’s word about a new phishing scam that comes in the form of a fake support call to iPhone users.

What happens, according to security researcher Brian Krebs, is that would-be victims get a phone call on their iPhones with a caller ID name of “Apple Inc.” and a phone number that appears to be AppleCare (1-800-MY-APPLE). The phone call is an automated call that claims that multiple servers containing Apple user IDs had been compromised, and that the person receiving the call should call a 1-866 number before doing anything else with their iPhone.

Apple will NEVER call you directly unless you have requested a call or have started a support session and have asked the Apple rep to contact you. Krebs apparently called the 1-866 number, with a recording...

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09:35
Apple releasing iOS 12.1.3 and watchOS 5.1.3...

Apple is releasing its third iOS 12.1.3 developer beta later today, after releasing its second iOS 12.1.3 beta late last month. The release notes only mention bug fixes, but we’ll update if anything notable is discovered on the new beta. Apple is also seeding the third watchOS 5.1.3 beta to developers as well.

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Apple Watch from $230, Philips...

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

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09:26
Smultron 11.1.4 - Easy-to-use, powerful text editor.

Smultron 11 is the text editor for all of us. Smultron is powerful and confident without being complicated. Its elegance and simplicity helps everyone being creative and to write and edit all sorts of texts.You can use Smultron to write everything from a web page, a script, a to do list, a novel to a whole app. Smultron is designed for both beginners and experts. It is a joy to use and it has all the text tools one needs. And everyone can use it because it is translated into many languages and has full support for accessibility.



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09:26
Harman Kardon's Citation speakers next in line...




Harman Kardon's Citation smartspeakers will be updated with AirPlay 2 support early this year, according to the latest announcement out of CES 2019.

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09:20
∞ GarageBand turns 15

Fifteen years ago, John Mayer joined Steve Jobs on stage to introduce a new app called GarageBand. For those of us who loved to create music, GarageBand was a revolution that would change the world. […]

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09:18
Gain peace of mind in 2019 with a lifetime...

Life can be hectic and stressful, filled with anxiety and negativity. If one of your goals for the new year is to have less stress and improve your quality of life, then take a look at our deal of the day. Aware Mindfulness ($29 for a lifetime subscription) is an iOS mindfulness personal trainer that you can access from your iPhone.

You get access to a large and growing library of meditation courses and one-time sessions by some of the most respected meditation teachers worldwide. Using an intelligent algorithm, Aware Mindfulness points you to guides for daily meditations, breathing exercises, and much more.

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09:15
Screwed Shoes, Squirrels, and Apple on the MacAdmins...

A couple of recent episodes of the MacAdmins podcast are worth checking out. First, Adam and Tonya joined the hosts to talk about Internet technical publishing and a wide variety of other topics—you’ll enjoy the stories. Second, the MacAdmins hosts managed a rare coup, getting two Apple employees on the show to talk publicly.

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09:09
LG joins TV brands promising AirPlay 2 & HomeKit




A third TV maker, LG, said on Monday that it will bring AirPlay 2 and HomeKit compatibility to its 2019 models.

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09:08
New Samsung Smart TVs will soon have iTunes built in...

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Two of tech's biggest rivals are working together: Apple and Samsung partnered to make it easier for people to watch iTunes content. In an announcement coming out of CES 2019, the companies stated that 2018 and 2019 Samsung Smart TVs will gain the ability to play iTunes movies and TV shows this year, along with AirPlay 2 support. Last year's Samsung Smart TV models will get these new features via a firmware update, while all 2019 models will come with them built in...

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09:04
Incase takes the wraps off new environmentally-...

Today Incase has announced that it is expanding its lineup of travel accessory organizers and protective MacBook sleeves. These new releases focus on sustainability thanks to Incase’s decision to lean heavily on FSC-certified materials. Dubbed the ecoNEUE line, this biodegradable and compostable material is produced in hydoelectrically-powered mills, taking the environmental focus even further. Head below for more details on the latest MacBook accessories from Incase.

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09:01
LG bringing AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support with Siri...

Samsung was the first manufacturer to announce AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support coming to its TVs yesterday. Since then Vizio also shared that built-in support for Apple’s ecosystem will be arriving with its SmartCast TVs this year. Now, LG has confirmed its plans to integrate AirPlay 2 and HomeKit with its televisions at CES 2019.

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09:01
Third-party USB-C Lightning cables made official at...




Griffin is also coming to market with a third-party USB-C to Lightning cable suitable for connecting Apple's newest hardware to the iPhone.

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09:01
Griffin announces four new wireless iPhone charging...




Griffin has just taken the wraps off several new Qi wireless charging accessories at CES 2019 including a battery pack and Apple Watch combo dock.

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09:00
Ring lineup grows with new peephole camera and...




Amazon's Ring has continued to grow its offerings, introducing a new peephole camera as well as a variety of outdoor smart lights at CES 2019.

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09:00
Griffin introduces new range of wireless charging...

Accessory maker Griffin today updated its line of iPhone and Apple Watch charging solutions with new designs for 2019. A series of USB-C cables and a new iPhone case from Incipio round out today’s CES announcements.

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08:46
TP-Link adding HomeKit support to its popular Kasa...

Accessory maker TP-Link announced today that it will add HomeKit support to its incredibly popular Kasa Smart Plug Mini. While the Kasa Mini has long worked with Amazon Alexa, retroactive HomeKit support is a major update for its users.

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The post TP-Link adding HomeKit support to its popular Kasa Smart Plug Mini ‘early’ this year appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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08:46
AirPlay 2 and HomeKit Support Coming to New LG Smart...

Following in the footsteps of Samsung and Vizio, LG today at CES 2019 announced that AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support is coming to its 2019 smart TVs.

AirPlay 2 support will allow users to stream videos, music, photos, and more directly from an iPhone, iPad, and Mac to new LG smart TVs, complete with lock screen controls. HomeKit support will enable users to easily control the TVs using the Home app on iPhone, iPad, and Mac or Siri voice commands.

More exciting news! Apple AirPlay will be available on our 2019 TVs! #CES2019 #LGCES2019

— LG Canada (@LGCanada)...

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08:41
Tile's location-tracking tech to be integrated...




Tile on Monday announced that its location-tracking technology, which normally helps to find things like keys and wallets, will soon be integrated into the Bluetooth chips of major suppliers.

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08:39
Trump Commerce Secretary says Apple shouldn’t blame...

President Trump’s Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, spoke with CNBC today and claimed Apple’s current earnings struggles have nothing to do with ongoing trade tensions in China.

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08:35
Apple financial miss not due to US-China trade...




Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has advised that Apple's reduced revenue expectations are not due to trade tensions between the United States and China, while simultaneously claiming that the dispute between the two countries "certainly has hurt" the Chinese economy.

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08:10
Kohler unveils new hands-free Sensate faucet with...

CES is often the place where accessory makers add HomeKit integration to every product possible. This year, Kohler has announced a new version of its Sensate faucet that integrates Amazon Alexa and HomeKit support. Here’s how it works.

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The post Kohler unveils new hands-free Sensate faucet with HomeKit integration appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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08:08
Video: Hands-on with Sphero’s Specdrums, a colorful...

If you’ve visited an Apple retail store over the last few years, you’re probably already familiar with Sphero‘s line of educational products and toys. The Sphero robot is a core part of Apple’s coding education in the form of a Today at Apple session where participants must guide the rolling robots through a maze on the floor. For CES 2019, Sphero is refining its Specdrums app-enabled musical rings.

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The post Video: Hands-on with Sphero’s Specdrums, a colorful way to make music appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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07:56
Comment: The 2019 iPhone renders are ugly, but I...

Yesterday saw renders of what Digit claims to be a first look at the 2019 iPhone, and 9to5Mac readers weren’t impressed by the look.

That’s incredibly ugly.

No offence to the person that created that, but ewww.

No. Just no.

This is a horrendous design!

But while I agree about the aesthetics, I would like to see Apple add cameras to the iPhone …

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07:52
TP-Link to finally bring Apple HomeKit to Kasa smart...




Electronics maker TP-Link is introducing HomeKit support to its smartplugs starting in early 2019, potentially providing a significant boost to Apple's platform.

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07:45
Mophie introduces Juice Pack Access battery case for...

Mophie is out today with its latest battery case for iPhone X, XS, XS Max, and XR. The new Juice Pack Access brings the convenience of wireless charging to power up both the case and your iPhone. It also has the handy open bottom design that Apple uses with its own cases which works with wired headphones and other Lightning accessories.

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07:42
Analysis of iPhones Sales in November reveals the XR...

A new analytical report published today claims that Apple's iPhone XR became the best-selling iPhone model in November 2018 while XS and XS Max iPhones were ....

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07:41
Apple's iPhone privacy billboard is a clever...

Even without a booth, Apple is looming large over CES. Literally. In a giant billboard that went up on the side of the Springhill Suites Marriott hotel near the Vegas strip late last week, Apple is touting the privacy features baked into the iPhone, telling people, “What happens on your iPhone, stays on your iPhone.”

It’s a clever and effective ad that plays off the classic Vegas slogan. And it’s timely. In an age of regular data breaches and scary hacks, privacy and security have become a really big deal. Apple has made privacy a major component of its iPhone sales pitch for years, so while the ad might not mention Google, Samsung, or Amazon, it’s clearly aimed at trolling Apple’s biggest rivals and their somewhat laissez-faire approach to privacy.

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07:35
VIZIO reveals SmartCast 3.0, adding support for...

VIZIO, Inc. has announced today the latest iteration of its smart TV experience, VIZIO SmartCast 3.0, which will offer support for Apple AirPlay 2 and Apple’s HomeKit, a framework that allows control of compatible home automation devices through iOS and Siri. 

Thanks to AirPlay 2, VIZIO SmartCast users will soon be able to easily play videos, music, photos and more directly from their iPhone, iPad, and Mac to SmartCast TVs. And HomeKit will enable customers to control their SmartCast TVs using Apple’s Home app or by asking Siri. Support for AirPlay 2 and 

HomeKit on VIZIO SmartCast TVs will be available for registered beta...

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07:30
Have fun playing with this interactive sandbox

Pick something to draw with, start tapping and dragging. This is fun, and to me, has huge potential, especially if someone created something similar as a native app, drawing on the Bionic chip and machine learning.

To get you started, tap Plant, draw some greenery, then switch to Acid, go to work.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:24
CES: NCTA introduces cable industry’s vision for 10G...

Today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), NCTA – The Internet & Television Association, CableLabs and Cable Europe introduced the cable industry’s vision for delivering 10 gigabit networks, or 10G – a “powerful, capital-efficient technology platform that will ramp up from the 1 gigabit offerings of today to speeds of 10 gigabits per second and beyond” – to consumers in the United States and across the globe in the coming years.

To support the rollout, Intel will deliver 10 gigabit ready technology from...

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07:21
Drop down menus on your iPhone

Simeon (@twolivesleft) works on a programming app called Codea.

Over the weekend, I came across the linked Twitter thread, showing off a drop-down, draggable, menu system running on an iPhone. Take a minute to watch the first few videos in the thread.

Here's the two basic ways you interact. Tapping or dragging pic.twitter.com/1IN70MzkUK

— Simeon (@twolivesleft) January 5, 2019

I love this approach. To me, it brings the best of the Mac to iOS. I also see it as a bit of a missing link, bridging the Mac and iOS. Imagine a menuing system that kicked in if you were allowed to run an iOS app on your Mac, or if a pointing device was ever allowed to connect to an iOS...

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07:21
Jamf After Dark: Supporting the Impossible
07:08
∞ How to scan documents quickly using Control Center

[VIDEO] If scanning a document is ever a need, watch this video, use this set up for your Control Center. Terrific tip from MacRumors. Video embedded in main Loop post.

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07:07
Apple not the only one hit badly by China economy...




Samsung is preparing to follow Apple in warning of lower than anticipated revenue, with the South Korean electronics giant expected to advise of a 12-percent year-on-year quarterly operating profit drop, its first in a two-year period.

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