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Tuesday October 8

03:10
5G chipset market size worth $21.8 billion by 2025

The global 5G chipset market size is estimated to reach $21.8 million by 2025, exhibiting a CAGR of 69.7% from 2020 to 2025, according to a new study by Grand View Research (www.grandviewresearch.com). 

The rapidly rising demand for ultra-reliable and low-latency data networks capable of delivering seamless connectivity is estimated to boost the market growth over the forecast period, adds the research group. As such, 5G chipset is turning out to be an integral part of modern telecommunication equipment. 

5G chipsets can be found in the latest smartphones, laptops, base stations, modems, and routers. These chipsets are also being installed in connected vehicles deployed as part of autonomous vehicle systems to provide...

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03:10
5G chipset market size worth $21.8 billion by 2025

The global 5G chipset market size is estimated to reach $21.8 million by 2025, exhibiting a CAGR of 69.7% from 2020 to 2025, according to a new study by Grand View Research (www.grandviewresearch.com). 

The rapidly rising demand for ultra-reliable and low-latency data networks capable of delivering seamless connectivity is estimated to boost the market growth over the forecast period, adds the research group. As such, 5G chipset is turning out to be an integral part of modern telecommunication equipment. 

5G chipsets can be found in the latest smartphones, laptops, base stations, modems, and routers. These chipsets are also being installed in connected vehicles deployed as part of autonomous vehicle systems to provide...

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03:10
5G chipset market size worth $21.8 billion by 2025

The global 5G chipset market size is estimated to reach $21.8 million by 2025, exhibiting a CAGR of 69.7% from 2020 to 2025, according to a new study by Grand View Research (www.grandviewresearch.com). 

The rapidly rising demand for ultra-reliable and low-latency data networks capable of delivering seamless connectivity is estimated to boost the market growth over the forecast period, adds the research group. As such, 5G chipset is turning out to be an integral part of modern telecommunication equipment. 

5G chipsets can be found in the latest smartphones, laptops, base stations, modems, and routers. These chipsets are also being installed in connected vehicles deployed as part of autonomous vehicle systems to provide...

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03:10
5G chipset market size worth $21.8 billion by 2025

The global 5G chipset market size is estimated to reach $21.8 million by 2025, exhibiting a CAGR of 69.7% from 2020 to 2025, according to a new study by Grand View Research (www.grandviewresearch.com). 

The rapidly rising demand for ultra-reliable and low-latency data networks capable of delivering seamless connectivity is estimated to boost the market growth over the forecast period, adds the research group. As such, 5G chipset is turning out to be an integral part of modern telecommunication equipment. 

5G chipsets can be found in the latest smartphones, laptops, base stations, modems, and routers. These chipsets are also being installed in connected vehicles deployed as part of autonomous vehicle systems to provide...

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03:05
Hands on: New Tile Sticker, Tile Mate, Tile Pro, and...




Announced on Tuesday, Tile has an entirely new line of Bluetooth trackers -- and AppleInsider goes hands on to check them out.

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03:00
Tile launches waterproof ‘Sticker’ and credit card-...

Tile is out today with two new smart trackers along with updates to its Tile Mate and Tile Pro products. The headlining new products are the Tile Sticker, the company’s smallest tracker yet that includes a waterproof design and the Tile Slim that now has a credit card form factor for a low-profile design.

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03:00
Apple releases macOS Catalina operating system

You’ve been waiting for it and it’s here.

Apple on Monday released macOS Catalina to the public today, complete with the following new features and changes:

  • Apple Arcade
  • iTunes split into Podcasts, Music, TV
  • Sidecar lets you use your iPad as a second display or use it as an input device as a drawing tablet
  • Accessibility based on a grid system lets customers with disabilities control their Macs easier than ever before
  • Catalyst lets developers bring iOS apps to macOS
  • Screen Time lets people monitor their usage of apps and websites and set limits
  • And more

macOS Catalina can be located, downloaded, and installed by going to System Preferences -> Software Update.

If you’ve had a chance to play around with macOS Catalina and have any feedback to offer, please let us know what you make of it in the comments.

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03:00
Ring Spotlight Battery review: The best Smart...

If you're looking to dive into Ring's Smart Lighting world, the best place to start is the Spotlight Battery.

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03:00
Delaney Smartlock & Video Camera and Bridging...

These two also-ran smart-home products form a mediocre bundle.

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03:00
Microsoft Surface Pro X vs 12.9-inch iPad Pro: Which...

Microsoft has a new Surface tablet that seems specifically designed to take down the iPad Pro. But does it have the specs to do it?

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02:53
Apple Wins Third Eye Tracking Patent this Year...

Apple was granted a couple of eye-tracking patents this summer (01 & 02) and both of them stemmed from Apple's acquisition of Germany's SMI SensoMotoric Instruments which Apple Acquired back in July 2017. Today Apple was granted their third eye-tracking and yet again it stems from the work done by SMI. Today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially granted Apple their third eye tracking patent for 2019 titled "Eye tracking device and method for operating an eye tracking device."

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02:41
iCloud Drive folder sharing feature delayed from ‘...

Apple has quietly informed customers that the shared iCloud Drive folders feature, which would make iCloud Drive a head-to-head Dropbox replacement, is no longer scheduled to be released this year.

Before today, the macOS All Features page had an asterisk for iCloud folder sharing that said the addition would be coming later this fall. Overnight, the text has changed to ‘coming this spring’.

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02:22
Apple Says iCloud Folder Sharing in macOS Catalina...

Apple has delayed the introduction of iCloud Folder Sharing in macOS Catalina until spring 2020, according to its website.

The key cloud storage feature has spent months in development and would have allowed users to share folders in their iCloud Drive with other Apple users via a private link.

It first appeared in early beta versions of iOS 13, before it was pulled prior to the official release for iPhones and iPads last month after problems arose during testing. As expected, iCloud Folder Sharing hasn't made it to the Mac either. macOS Catalina was launched on Monday.

In early beta versions of macOS Catalina, right-clicking a folder...

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01:53
Final Cut Pro X 10.4.7 - Professional video editing...

Final Cut Pro X is a professional video editing solution. Completely redesigned from the ground up, Final Cut Pro adds extraordinary speed, quality, and flexibility to every part of the post-production workflow.

Features:

  • Revolutionary Video Editing
    • Assemble clips in the Magnetic Timeline without clip collisions or sync problems.
    • Use Clip Connections to attach B-roll, sound effects, and music to the timeline.
    • Reduce clutter by grouping clips into a Compound Clip. Easily expand it back to single clips.
    • Perfect your pacing right in the timeline with the Inline Precision Editor.
    • Cycle through different shots, graphics, or effects at one place in the timeline with Auditions.
  • Powerful Media Organization
    • Import a broad range of formats including native AVCHD, H.264 from DSLRs, and more.
    • Content Auto-Analysis captures camera metadata and analyzes shots in the...
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01:51
OnyX 3.6.8 - Maintenance and optimization tool.

OnyX is a multifunction utility that you can use to verify the startup disk and the structure of its system files, to run miscellaneous maintenance and cleaning tasks, to configure parameters in the Finder, Dock, Safari, and some of Apple's applications, to delete caches, to remove certain problematic folders and files, to rebuild various databases and indexes, and more.



Version 3.6.8:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • macOS 10.14 or later



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01:50
Maintenance 2.5.6 - System maintenance utility.

Maintenance is a system maintenance and cleaning utility. It allows you to run miscellaneous tasks of system maintenance:

  • Check the the structure of the disk
  • Repair permissions
  • Run periodic scripts
  • Reset Spotlight's index
  • Rebuild the LaunchServices database
  • Delete application, font, and system cache



Version 2.5.6:

  • Restart routine improved
  • Deleting the applications logs improved
  • Options for cleaning Internet files improved
  • Slimjet web browser now recognized when cleaning Internet files



  • macOS 10.14



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01:29
Samsung's Q3 Guidance shows Profits Rebounding...

Samsung Electronics announced its earnings guidance for the third quarter of 2019.

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00:40
WiFiSpoof 3.4.5 - Change your WiFi MAC address.

WiFiSpoof quickly and easily allows you to change your WiFi MAC address via hot-key or the system menu bar.



Version 3.4.5:

  • vendor selection is now correctly remembered for each device
  • fix for randomize by vendor
  • updated Sparkle



  • OS X 10.11 or later



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00:18
SteerMouse 5.4 - Powerful third-party mouse driver.

SteerMouse is an advanced driver for USB and Bluetooth mice.

SteerMouse can assign various functions to buttons that Apple's software does not allow, including double-clicks, modifier clicks, application switching, assignment of shortcut keys, "snap to" cursor movement, which moves the cursor to target (such as an OK button), and more.

SteerMouse lets you control the cursor's sensitivity on top of the tracking speed. (Apple's software only allows adjustment for the tracking speed.) By adjusting both configurations, you can customize the ideal setting for the cursor to fit the movements of your hand.



Version 5.4:

  • Supports macOS Catalina 10.15.
  • Supports Logitech MX Master 3.
  • Supports Logitech PowerPlay with Logitech G903 and G502 LIGHTSPEED.
  • Added "scroll direction" option to Auto Scroll.
  • Reduced the issue that Trackball mode of Auto Scroll would scroll other than windows under the...
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00:11
Smultron 12.0 - 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 12.0:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.14.4 or later

  • Text scanner - get text from image or from iPhone/iPad camera (only for 10.15 Catalina)
  • Improved Advanced Find with text preview
  • Support for vertical text
  • Faster and more energy efficient
  • Cheaper
  • Improved accessibility and right-to-left support
  • Updated for macOS 10.15 Catalina...
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00:09
iMovie 10.1.13 - Edit personal videos and share them.

With an all-new design, Apple iMovie lets you enjoy your videos like never before. Browse your clips more easily, instantly share your favorite moments, and create beautiful HD movies and Hollywood-style trailers. And when you're ready to premiere on all your devices, iMovie Theater rolls out the red carpet.



Version 10.1.13:

  • Fixes a display issue when adding titles to an App Preview movie for iPhone XS Max in landscape orientation
  • Provides compatibility and stability improvements



  • OS X 10.14.6 or later



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00:06
Compressor 4.4.5 - Adds power and flexibility to...

Compressor adds power and flexibility to Final Cut Pro X export. Customize output settings, work faster with distributed encoding, and tap into a comprehensive set of delivery features.

Features:

  • Powerful Encoding for Final Cut Pro
    • Use Compressor to customize encoding settings available in Final Cut Pro.
    • Choose from a wide array of codecs, sizes, frame rates, and other parameters.
    • Save your custom settings in Compressor; they automatically appear in Final Cut Pro.
    • Share settings with other editors, even if Compressor isn't installed on their workstations.
  • Time-Saving Encoding Workflow
    • Experiment freely with encoding options, using real-time feedback in the Preview window.
    • Find exactly the setting you need in just a few clicks in the updated settings library.
    • Set up batch processes to streamline the encoding of large numbers of files.
    • Build batch...
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00:03
Logic Pro X 10.4.7 - Music creation and audio...

Logic Pro X is the most advanced version of Logic ever. Sophisticated new tools for professional songwriting, editing, and mixing are built around a modern interface that's designed to get creative results quickly and also deliver more power whenever it's needed. Logic Pro X includes a massive collection of instruments, effects, and loops, providing a complete toolkit to create amazing-sounding music.



Version 10.4.7:

  • This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes



  • OS X 10.13.6 or later
  • 4GB RAM
  • 1280x768 display resolution or higher
  • 64-bit Audio Units plug-ins
  • Minimum 5 GB disk space; 35 GB optional content available via in-app download



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00:03
iStat Menus 6.40 - Monitor your system right from...

iStat Menus lets you monitor your system right from the menubar. Included are 8 menu extras that let you monitor every aspect of your system.

Features:

  • CPU - Monitor cpu usage. 7 display modes, multiple core support
  • Memory - Monitor memory usage. 4 display modes, page ins/outs and swap usage display
  • Disks - Monitor disk usage and activity. 6 display modes, ability to hide disks you dont want to see
  • Network - Monitor current and total bandwidth, peak bandwidth, IP addresses, and the ability to hide network connections you don't want to see
  • Temps - Monitor the temperature of your Mac. 2 display modes, ability to hide sensors you don't want to see
  • Fans - Monitor the fan speeds in your Mac. 2 display modes, ability to hide sensors you don't want to see
  • Bluetooth - Control bluetooth status plus monitor the battery level of your Apple wireless keyboard or mouse
  • Date & Time - Date and...
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Monday October 7

23:58
Fantastical 2.5.11 - Create calendar events and...

Fantastical is the Mac calendar you'll actually enjoy using.

Creating an event with Fantastical is quick, easy, and fun:

  • Open Fantastical with a single click or keystroke
  • Type in your event details and press return

...and you're back to what you were doing with a shiny new event in your calendar!

Fantastical's natural-language engine is expressive and intelligent, so you can write in your own style. Fantastical also automatically recognizes the location of your event and can even invite people from your Contacts to the event.



Version 2.5.11:

  • Support for Reminders on macOS Catalina
  • Support for Voice Control on macOS Catalina
  • Fixed an issue where Fantastical wouldn't reopen on the correct display when using multiple displays
  • Fixed an issue where Propose New Time would appear incorrectly on some Exchange events
  • Fixed an issue where syncing with...
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23:56
Apple GarageBand 10.3.3 - Complete recording studio...

The new GarageBand is a whole music creation studio right inside your Mac -- complete with keyboard, synths, orchestral and percussion instruments, presets for guitar and voice, an entirely redesigned sound library, and virtual session drummers. A beautiful and intuitive interface makes it easy to learn, play, record, and create great-sounding songs. And you can share your hits worldwide with just a few clicks. It’s never been easier to make music like a pro. Even if you’ve never played a note.



Version 10.3.3:

  • This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes



  • OS X 10.13.6 or later



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23:53
Apple Remote Desktop 3.9.3 - Remotely control Macs;...

Apple Remote Desktop is the best way to manage the Mac computers on your network. Distribute software, provide real-time online help to end users, create detailed software and hardware reports, and automate routine management tasks - all without leaving your desk. Featuring Automator actions, Remote Spotlight search, and a new Dashboard widget, Apple Remote Desktop 3 makes your job easier than ever.



Version 3.9.3:

  • Bug fixes and performance improvements
  • Support for Dark Mode



  • OS X 10.14.6 or later



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23:44
Acorn 6 6.5.1 - Bitmap image editor.

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

  • Take screenshots using Acorn and edit them right away.
  • Chain together image filters to create stunning effects.
  • Layer based image editing, an industry standard.
  • Make new images and layers using your built-in iSight.
  • Easy image and canvas resizing, just by changing the size of your window.
  • Take advantage of every pixel of your monitor with full screen image editing.
  • Tablet sensitive for pressure strokes and using the tablet's eraser.
  • Vector shape and text layers.
  • Freeform, elliptical, rectangular, and magic wand selections.
  • Gradients.
  • Create and apply custom text styles.
  • Control opacity and blending modes for each layer.
  • Write plugins using...
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23:40
Motion 5.4.4 - Create and customize Final Cut Pro...

Motion is designed for video editors, Motion 5 lets you customize Final Cut Pro titles, transitions, and effects. Or create your own dazzling animations in 2D or 3D space, with real-time feedback as you work.

Features:

  • Breakthrough Speed and Quality
    • New 64-bit architecture supports deeper, multilayered effects for use in Final Cut Pro.
    • ColorSync-managed color pipeline produces accurate, consistent color across applications.
    • Shared Render Engine provides consistent quality with Final Cut Pro and Compressor.
    • Rendering uses floating-point, linear-light color space for exceptionally realistic results.
    • Motion taps the GPU on the graphics card for high-speed rendering and exporting.
  • Editor-Friendly Design Tools
    • Work fast using a single-window interface with a familiar look and feel.
    • Customize Final Cut Pro titles, effects, and transitions by opening them in Motion...
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23:34
LG puts its transparent OLED TVs in Harrods windows

Despite years of trade show demonstrations, we haven't seen jaw-dropping transparent OLED screens put to much practical use. If others won't use the tech, then LG will have to make an example itself, which will be visible to the public this month in...

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20:08
US government adds Chinese facial recognition firms...

A total of 28 Chinese organizations have been added to the US government's "entity list," including eight tech corporations that specialize in video surveillance, facial recognition and artificial intelligence. The administration has effectively proh...

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19:12
Elon Musk and NASA's administrator will talk...

Just before Elon Musk took a victory lap to show off SpaceX's Starship in Texas, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine congratulated him while mentioning that his organization "expects to see the same enthusiasm focused on the investments of the America...

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17:59
What's on TV this week: 'El Camino: A...

This week Breaking Bad fans can dive into another expansion of the story, as Netflix delivers its El Camino movie. If you haven't started watching Succession yet, you can still binge two seasons and also tweet about watching it all before the season...

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17:50
Get free or discounted Beats with these 2019 MacBook...




Outside temperatures might be dropping, but Apple deals are heating up at B&H Photo this week with additional exclusive bargains launching -- this time on 2019 MacBook Pro and Beats bundles. Enjoy $150 to $199 off Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones when paired with popular 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models. Only at AppleInsider.

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17:50
Slashdot Asks: What Did You Like/Dislike About...

iTunes is officially dead with the release of macOS Catalina today. Apple decided to break apart the app into separate Apple Music, Podcasts and TV apps. "Each is better at its individuals task than it was as a section within iTunes, which was teetering on collapse like the Jenga tower of various functions it supports," writes Dieter Bohn via The Verge.

"In the early days, iTunes was simply a way to get music onto Apple's marquee product, the iPod music player," reports Snopes. "Users connected the iPod to a computer, and songs automatically synced -- simplicity unheard of at the time." It was the first service to make songs available for 99 cents apiece, and $9.99 for most albums -- convincing many people to buy music legally than seek out sketchy sites for pirated downloads. "But over time, iTunes software expanded to include podcasts, e-books, audiobooks, movies and TV shows," recalls Snopes. "In the iPhone era, iTunes also made backups and synced voice memos. As the...

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17:46
The Supreme Court Refused to Hear the University of...

The legal battle between Apple and he Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) began in 2015. In 2017 Apple was ordered to pay $506 million in damages. Last September Patently Apple posted a report titled "On Appeal, Apple persuaded the Federal Court to toss out a Patent Infringement Case won earlier by WARF over the A9X Processor." WARF took it to the Supreme Court and today it blew up in their face.

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17:44
Google gives its Android office apps a fresher, more...

Google is making it easier to juggle its productivity apps on your phone. The internet giant has released updated versions of Docs, Sheets and Slides for Android with a refreshed visual design that doesn't add any big features, but should provide an...

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17:11
Camera Comparison: iPhone 11 Pro Max vs. Samsung...

Samsung's Galaxy Note 10+, the company's newest flagship device, was unveiled just a month ahead of the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro, and it's one of the main competitors to Apple's newest iPhone devices.

Both have triple-lens camera setups, so we thought we'd compare the camera quality of the iPhone 11 Pro Max with the camera quality of the Galaxy Note 10+ to see if one has an edge over another.

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The iPhone 11 Pro Max has 12-megapixel telephoto, wide-angle, and ultra wide-angle lenses. The Galaxy Note 10+ has the same general lens setup, but with a 12-...

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17:08
macOS Catalina breaks compatibility with DJ apps...

One of the main changes of macOS Catalina is the new Music app that replaces iTunes after 18 years. Although it still allows users to manage songs locally, the new Music app is based on the same experience offered on iOS, which is focused on Apple Music. That change has brought some issues for professionals who work with music programs on the Mac.

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16:51
Instagram for iOS updated with support for Dark Mode...

Nearly three weeks after the release of iOS 13 to the public, Instagram for iOS has been updated with Dark Mode support. The new design is a mix of dark gray and black, and matches the system-wide setting in iOS 13.

more…

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16:37
'Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm'...

This follow-up RPG is set 1000 years before the original Oceanhorn. It's a completely re-imagined world of knights and treasure-filled dungeons. Check out the two trailers

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16:17
macOS Catalina helps iPad apps come to the Mac, here...

After a summer of beta testing, macOS Catalina is now available to the public. In addition to features like Sidecar and Apple Arcade, macOS Catalina adds Mac Catalyst, a new technology that makes it easier for third-party developers to port their iPad apps to the Mac.

These are some of the first new applications to come to the Mac using Mac Catalyst.

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15:54
Devoted Health, a Senior Focused Insurer, is...

Last Thursday Patently Apple posted a report titled "John Hancock Insurance is Expanding its Vitality Program to now Offer the Apple Watch 5 for $25 + Tax for Policyholders." Today we're learning that Devoted Health, a start-up health insurer targeting seniors with its private Medicare plans, says it is the first to offer Apple Watch

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15:53
Roomba update tells your robovacs to steer clear of...

iRobot's Roomba vacuums just got an update that improves their cleaning prowess by telling them what not to do. Roomba i/s and Braava jet M6 models now have Keep Out Zones that outline specific areas they're not allowed to visit. The company sugges...

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15:44
Correction: Regarding an Erroneous Allegation in ‘...

When I wrote “Richard Stallman’s Disgrace”, I included the following anecdote from a 2011 email from a DF reader:

I worked 10 years ago at VA Linux which had Richard Stallman on
its board of directors. You might have heard that Stallman applied
his open source ideas to his publicly open marriage as well. The
problem was that he was more than open. He made overt sexual
advances to women at work. One young woman who worked next to me
was so upset from his multiple advances that she took it to senior
management. She was able to deal with the problem without taking
the issue outside the company. I don’t know the details, but she
was given advanced warning anytime Stallman was headed over so
that she could leave. He was a creep and women at the company knew
to stay away.

And he smelled horrible.

Zed Shaw, among several people on...

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15:27
Private Medicare Advantage provide now offers Apple...

CNBC reports that Devoted Health says it’s the first Medicare Advantage plan to offer Apple Watch as a benefit to its members. Its marketing materials show that it will help members pay for the cost of the device up to $150. 

CNBC says that Apple is in talks with a number of health insurers to cover the Apple Watch, but this represents an early move into the senior market. Devoted Health is a health insurance start-up targeting seniors. Medicare Advantage is a type of Medicare health plan offered by a private company that contracts with Medicare.

Working with Medicare Advantage plans offers a big potential boost to device sales because seniors are increasingly adopting smartphone technologies and might be interested in a smartwatch. CNBC...

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15:24
Apple Watch subsidized for those on Devoted Health...




Devoted Health, a Florida-based plan for senior citizens, is the first private Medicare plan to cover the Apple Watch as a benefit.

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15:10
Microsoft plans to bring internet access to 40...

As of last year, approximately half the world's population is now connected to the internet. While it's definitely a positive milestone, the flip side of that number is that there are still billions of people that don't have access to any sort of int...

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15:04
macOS Catalina: How to use the new features in...

Safari is probably the most frequently used app in macOS. Fortunately, with the upgrade to macOS Catalina, Safari gets a few helpful new features. Here’s a look.

Apple

The new start page includes Siri Suggestions.

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15:00
Apple’s fall OS release schedule is weird—here’s...

Updated 10/7/19: Apple has released macOS Catalina.

Generally, Apple releases its big fall operating system updates at nearly the same time. We get the new iOS, tvOS, and watchOS all on the same day (or nearly so), and the new macOS within a week or two. Yes, there are further “point releases” to add features and fix bugs, but the big drop is often more or less at once.

This year is different. Apple started public tests of iOS 13.1 weeks before the release of iOS 13. It split the iPad off into its own OS with its own release date. The new macOS release is who-knows-when. And some features and devices are going to have to wait until a later date for updates. 

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14:52
macOS Catalina Causes Issues for DJs Who Used iTunes...

macOS Catalina eliminates the iTunes app in favor of new Music, TV, and Podcasts apps, but the lack of iTunes will impact DJs who relied on the software, reports The Verge.

Along with nixing iTunes, Apple is removing support for the method many DJ app developers had been using to access XML playlist files that let users access their iTunes music libraries.

DJs use XML file support to sort tracks into playlists and use iTunes' "Share iTunes Library XML with other applications" to transfer data between apps.

Apple provided a statement to The Verge on the end of XML file support with the sunsetting of the iTunes app:The Music app on the Mac is brand new with a modern library format. The frameworks for access to the library are still supported for...

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14:48
PSA: Sidecar in macOS Catalina is not compatible...

Apple has released macOS Catalina today with several new features, including Sidecar. Using a Mac with the latest operating system and an iPad with iPadOS 13, it’s now possible to turn the iPad into a second, fully interactive display. To interact with the Mac system through the iPad, however, users needs an Apple Pencil. And that has limited the functionality of the Sidecar feature for some iPad models.

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14:45
Apple Releases Free Updates for Final Cut Pro X,...

Apple updated Final Cut Pro X this afternoon along with Motion and Compressor that are free upgrades optimized for Apple Pro Display XDR. The upgrades offer a new Metal engine that delivers performance gains across a wide range of Mac system

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14:40
Apple reaches first deal to subsidize Apple Watch...

We’ve seen Apple Watch catch on with a handful of insurance providers so far. Now, CNBC reports that Devoted Health has become the first health insurer with private Medicare plans to offer a discounted Apple Watch as a benefit.

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14:23
How to get your Mac ready for macOS Catalina

There are a host of great new features and changes for Mac users with the release of macOS Catalina. But before you install the latest operating system there are few things to consider like if you’re running any important apps that won’t be compatible with macOS 10.15, checking for 32-bit apps, and if you’ve got a fresh backup. Follow along for how to get your Mac ready for macOS Catalina.

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14:21
∞ 3-minute mash-up of 50 songs from 1979

This is just insanely good editing.

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14:18
Android 10 phones may have to hide third-party...

Are you fond of the custom navigation gestures on your Android phone? You might have to go digging for them in the future. The 9to5Google team says it has obtained the latest Google Mobile Services agreement for device makers, and the terms reporte...

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14:08
NFL fines Ben Roethlisberger $5,000 for wearing...

Don’t shed any tears for Roethlisberger. He has career earnings of $187 million dollars and he’ll make $26 million this year. He can pay the fine out of the change he’d find in his couch cushions.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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14:08
Apple Music doubling down on artist-first strategy,...




Apple Music executives Zane Lowe and Oliver Schusser talk about where Apple Music is headed, discussing how their "artist first" approach offers a unique experience for listeners.

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14:06
Apple warning DJs to stick with macOS Mojave for now




Apple has issued a statement confirming that the ability to export a XML playlist in real time to other applications is gone from the Music app on macOS Catalina, breaking cross-application compatibility.

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14:03
New Apple Arcade game releases: ‘Redout: Space...

I’m still addicted to Grindstone.

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13:47
A House bill could cap the concentration of nicotine...

As part of a growing effort to reduce teen vaping, US Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Illinois) has proposed legislation that could put a cap on the concentration of nicotine in e-cigarettes, CNN reports. The bill would limit nicotine content to no more...

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13:37
Apple's macOS Catalina is Officially Available...

The latest version of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, macOS Catalina, is now available as a free software update. With macOS Catalina, users are able to enjoy Apple Arcade, a groundbreaking new ...

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13:11
Hulu for iOS adds support for offline viewing, but...

Hulu for iOS and iPadOS is adding support for offline downloads, bringing it up to par with Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. The feature is rolling out today to Hulu subscribers, but there are a few caveats worth noting.

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13:00
Watch the trailer for Apple's first TV+...

Apple has more than TV shows up its sleeve for the debut of TV+ next month. Among the day-one titles for the service is The Elephant Queen. A trailer for the feature-length documentary, which actor Chiwetel Ejiofor narrates, centers on a family of th...

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12:56
Apple Music to gain more livestreams, pre- and post-...

In a new interview with Wired, Apple Music’s Zane Lowe and Oliver Schusser dive into how the service will evolve and where it’s headed over the next year with more livestreams, behind the scenes content, and radio, but not as we currently know it.

more…

The post Apple Music to gain more livestreams, pre- and post-album content, Beats 1 hosts, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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12:53
You can now watch Twitch streams on your Apple TV




Amazon-owned game streaming service Twitch has finally launched its app for the Apple TV, allowing gamers to watch live streams of others from the Apple set-top box for the first time, alongside existing apps for iOS and the desktop.

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12:33
Microsoft Invents Six Degrees of Freedom (6DOF)...

Microsoft's hardware division has grown slowly beginning with their Surface Tablet line-up with a keyboard-protective case. They moved on with the inventive Surface Book with a detachable display to act as a standalone tablet. Since then they've delivered a series of new notebooks and even introduced noise cancellation over-the-ear headphones. Then came the big shocker earlier this month when Microsoft provided introduced Surface Neo, the foldable tablet, and Surface Duo, their foldable smartphone that will be coming to market in Q4 2020. In that vein of wanting to get ahead of the competition, earlier this month the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Microsoft that has developed what could be a next-gen input device for PC's

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12:32
macOS 10.15 Catalina Ships, Upgrade with Caution

Apple has released macOS 10.15 Catalina, matching the date on which Europeans first arrived on the island of Catalina in the year 1542. We advise delaying upgrades to Macs you rely on, or at least upgrading cautiously.

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12:30
Apple Hides Taiwan Flag in Hong Kong

iPhone users in Hong Kong have noticed a change in the latest version of iOS: the Flag for Taiwan emoji is missing. From a report: Previously restricted on Chinese iOS devices, all other regions of the world have continued to enjoy access to all flags in the iOS emoji font, until now. The change, first discovered by iOS Developer Hiraku Wang, means that users with an iOS device region set to Hong Kong will see one less flag on the emoji keyboard than if the region is set to anywhere else in the world (other than China mainland, which also hides this flag). Notably, the emoji Flag: Taiwan is still supported by iOS in Hong Kong. As of iOS 13.1.2, released last week, this is now hidden from the emoji keyboard but remains available by other means. Apple's Hong Kong approach differs from the complete ban on the emoji in China. Any iPhone purchased in China, or purchased elsewhere with the region set to China mainland, replaces the flag of Taiwan with a missing character tofu so it...

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12:16
Final Cut Pro X gets a speed boost through Apple...

The latest Final Cut Pro X update, released today, takes advantage of Apple's Metal API to provide leaps in performance. With a new Metal-based engine, the updated Final Cut Pro X improves playback and accelerates tasks like rendering, real-time effe...

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12:14
Compared: The 2019 Amazon Fire HD 10 versus the 10.2...




On Monday, Amazon updated the Fire HD 10 tablet line with a new processor and USB-C. It can be a compelling alternative to the 10.2-inch seventh generation iPad, but only if you solely want to consume media on it.

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12:00
Hulu subscribers can finally download shows to watch...

Starting today, Hulu subscribers on the $12/month No Ads plan can save shows and movies for offline viewing. You'll see download icons on the details pages for eligible titles, as well as a "See What's Downloadable" section. You can access your downl...

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11:44
Instagram is removing its 'Following'...

Starting this week, Instagram will sunset one of its more infamous -- though lesser-known -- features. Moving forward, the app is removing its "Following" tab, reports Buzzfeed News. If you're unfamiliar with the feature, it displays new likes and co...

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11:32
Carrot Weather brings snarky forecasts to the Mac...

With the launch of macOS Catalina comes the ability for iOS developers to port their apps to the Mac with Catalyst. The highly popular Carrot Weather is taking advantage of that right away with its Mac app now available.

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11:31
Apple updates Final Cut Pro X in anticipation of the...

The release of macOS Catalina grabbed the major Mac news headlines on Monday, but Apple also announced updates to Final Cut Pro X that could be foreshadowing a release of the new Mac Pro.

According to Apple, FCP X now supports up to 28 CPU cores (the maximum core configuration of the new Mac Pro) and multiple GPUs. Compared to the previous Mac Pro with a maximum of 12 cores, Apple says FCP X rendering is 2.9 times faster, and transcoding is 3.2 times faster.

The FCP X update also takes advantage of the new Afterburner card in the upcoming Mac Pro. Editors can play up to 16 streams of 4K ProRes 422 video or three streams of 8K ProRes RAW video.

To read this article in full, please click here

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11:30
The Engadget Podcast: Is Microsoft making better PCs...

Microsoft dropped a load of Surfaces on us last week, each impressive in their own right. We were wowed by the Surface Pro X, Pro 7 and Laptop 3 -- and of course, we can't wait to hear more about the dual-screen Surface Neo and Duo. It's hard not to...

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11:21
Trailer for Apple TV+ 'The Elephant Queen...




Apple has released a trailer for 'The Elephant Queen,' a documentary film arriving on Apple TV+ at its November launch that tells the story of a herd of elephants traveling across the African savanna.

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11:13
Intel Launches New W-2200 Xeon Chips Appropriate for...

Intel today launched new W-2200 Cascade Lake-X Xeon chips that are potentially suitable for a new iMac Pro should Apple be planning to refresh the machine in the near future.

Right now, Apple uses custom Intel Xeon-W chips for its iMac Pro models, but could use a stock version of the W-2200 Xeon chips or a custom version.

There are up to 18 AVX 512 enabled cores in the new W-2200 chips, along with up to 48 PCIe lanes, Turbo Boost Max 3.0, and AI acceleration (Intel Deep Learning Boost) for visual effects, motion graphics, 3D rendering, and more. The chips are similar to Intel's X-Series chips but with Intel vPro for support for up to 1TB ECC RAM, VROC, and RAS (reliability, availability, and serviceability) features.

According to Intel, its new chips offer...

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11:10
macOS Catalina is Available To Download Today

It's happening a little later in the season than usual, but Apple's latest version of macOS is available to download today. From a report: Catalina arrives on the heels of iOS 13, which saw several back-to-back updates after an initially rough launch. For what it's worth, I've been using successive versions of the Catalina beta as my daily driver for months now and can assure you that the latest build is stable enough to safely install. [...] Speaking of games, today also marks the first time that Catalina beta users will have been able to play Apple Arcade games. If you're wondering how the heck you'll play those titles from your Mac, it's worth a reminder that many Arcade games support Xbox and PlayStation controllers.

Also new in this release: As you browse episodes in the podcast app, you'll see avatars for guests and hosts. Apple also says it's made some small usability tweaks to Sidecar, the feature that allows you to use an iPad as a secondary Mac display. You'll...

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11:08
Instagram is helping users avoid phishing scams

The tech-literate might think we're impervious to phishing scams, but even the best of us get fooled once in a while. Fraudsters are constantly getting better at using email to impersonate friends, coworkers and big brands to obtain people's personal...

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11:01
Final Cut Pro X 10.4.7 is ready for macOS Catalina

Apple has updated Final Cut Pro X to version 10.4.7 with a new Metal engine that purportedly delivers performance gains across a wide range of Macs and takes advantage of the upcoming Mac Pro and the Apple Pro Display XDR. 

The upgrade delivers a new Metal-based engine designed to improve playback and accelerate graphics tasks including rendering, real-time effects and exporting on Metal-compatible Macs. Video editors with 15-inch MacBook Pro, the most popular system for Final Cut Pro users, will benefit from performance that’s up to 20% faster, while editors using iMac Pro will see gains up to 35%, according to Apple.

Final Cut Pro works with the Sidecar feature of macOS Catalina that enables users to extend their Mac workspace by using iPad as a second display to show the browser or viewer. Video editors can use Sidecar with a cable or they can connect wirelessly whether...

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11:00
How to create a bootable macOS Catalina installer...

An external drive that you can use as an installer for macOS Catalina is a handy thing to have. If you have multple Macs to upgrade, it’s a lot more efficient to plug in the USB installer drive and run the installer than to log into the App Store, download the 6.5GB OS installer, and then run it.

In this article I’ll go over the different ways you can create a bootable macOS Catalina installation drive. But before I give instructions on how to create the drive, I’ll go over the items you’ll need and how to get them.

Macworld also has bootable-install-drive instructions for:

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10:56
Final Cut Pro X update introduces new Metal engine

Apple has updated Final Cut Pro X to version 10.4.7 with a new Metal engine that purportedly delivers performance gains across a wide range of Macs and takes advantage of the upcoming Mac Pro and the Apple Pro Display XDR. 

The upgrade delivers a new Metal-based engine designed to improve playback and accelerate graphics tasks including rendering, real-time effects and exporting on Metal-compatible Macs. Video editors with 15-inch MacBook Pro, the most popular system for Final Cut Pro users, will benefit from performance that’s up to 20% faster, while editors using iMac Pro will see gains up to 35%, according to Apple.

Final Cut Pro works with the Sidecar feature of macOS Catalina that enables users to extend their Mac workspace by using iPad as a second display to show the browser or viewer. Video editors can use Sidecar with a cable or they can connect wirelessly whether they are working on the go with a Mac...

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10:56
Final Cut Pro X update introduces new Metal engine

Apple has updated Final Cut Pro X to version 10.4.7 with a new Metal engine that purportedly delivers performance gains across a wide range of Macs and takes advantage of the upcoming Mac Pro and the Apple Pro Display XDR. 

The upgrade delivers a new Metal-based engine designed to improve playback and accelerate graphics tasks including rendering, real-time effects and exporting on Metal-compatible Macs. Video editors with 15-inch MacBook Pro, the most popular system for Final Cut Pro users, will benefit from performance that’s up to 20% faster, while editors using iMac Pro will see gains up to 35%, according to Apple.

Final Cut Pro works with the Sidecar feature of macOS Catalina that enables users to extend their Mac workspace by using iPad as a second display to show the browser or viewer. Video editors can use Sidecar with a cable or they can connect wirelessly whether they are working on the go with a Mac...

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10:56
Final Cut Pro X update introduces new Metal engine

Apple has updated Final Cut Pro X to version 10.4.7 with a new Metal engine that purportedly delivers performance gains across a wide range of Macs and takes advantage of the upcoming Mac Pro and the Apple Pro Display XDR. 

The upgrade delivers a new Metal-based engine designed to improve playback and accelerate graphics tasks including rendering, real-time effects and exporting on Metal-compatible Macs. Video editors with 15-inch MacBook Pro, the most popular system for Final Cut Pro users, will benefit from performance that’s up to 20% faster, while editors using iMac Pro will see gains up to 35%, according to Apple.

Final Cut Pro works with the Sidecar feature of macOS Catalina that enables users to extend their Mac workspace by using iPad as a second display to show the browser or viewer. Video editors can use Sidecar with a cable or they can connect wirelessly whether they are working on the go with a Mac...

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10:56
Final Cut Pro X update introduces new Metal engine

Apple has updated Final Cut Pro X to version 10.4.7 with a new Metal engine that purportedly delivers performance gains across a wide range of Macs and takes advantage of the upcoming Mac Pro and the Apple Pro Display XDR. 

The upgrade delivers a new Metal-based engine designed to improve playback and accelerate graphics tasks including rendering, real-time effects and exporting on Metal-compatible Macs. Video editors with 15-inch MacBook Pro, the most popular system for Final Cut Pro users, will benefit from performance that’s up to 20% faster, while editors using iMac Pro will see gains up to 35%, according to Apple.

Final Cut Pro works with the Sidecar feature of macOS Catalina that enables users to extend their Mac workspace by using iPad as a second display to show the browser or viewer. Video editors can use Sidecar with a cable or they can connect wirelessly whether they are working on the go with a Mac...

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10:45
It’s heeere! macOS Catalina is ready for download

macOS Catalina is now available as a free software update for Macs introduced in mid-2012 or later. It adds support for the new Apple Arcade service, new Mac versions of Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and Apple TV apps, a new feature called Sidecar, and more.

With a subscription to Apple Arcade for $4.99 per month, users get unlimited access to a catalog of games that can be played on a Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV. Games can even be played across devices, so players can pick up from their last game save, whether they’re at home or on the go. 

On Mac, games can be played with keyboard and trackpad or mouse. Many games support controllers as well, including Xbox Wireless Controllers with Bluetooth and PlayStation DualShock 4. 

Apple Arcade subscribers get the full version of every game including all updates and expansions, without any ads or additional in-game purchases. Instead of paying up front for each game,...

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10:45
If you bought an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus in the past...

The iPhone 11 might be getting all of the attention, but Apple isn’t ignoring users of its older phones. If you bought an iPhone 6s recently, Apple might fix it for free.

The new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus Service Program for No Power Issues affects models manufactured between October 2018 and August 2019. According to Apple, some devices “may not power on due to a component that may fail.” It has provided a serial number check to find out if you have an effected model.

Apple doesn’t specify what the repair entails, nor does it estimate how long a repair will take. The normal repair channels apply, as well as the warning that, “If your iPhone has any damage which impairs the ability to complete the repair, such as a cracked screen, that issue will need to be resolved prior to the service.” Apple is also offering refunds for anyone who paid to have this issues repaired.

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10:44
Via's on-demand van service comes to Apple...

Via's on-demand vans have been available in a handful of cities, but now the company is aiming for a particularly obvious market: Silicon Valley commuters. The city of Cupertino and Via are launching an alternative public transportation network on O...

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10:40
macOS Catalina is now available

macOS Catalina is now available as a free software update for Macs introduced in mid-2012 or later. It adds support for the new Apple Arcade service, new Mac versions of Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and Apple TV apps, a new feature called Sidecar, and more.

With a subscription to Apple Arcade for $4.99 per month, users get unlimited access to a catalog of games that can be played on a Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV. Games can even be played across devices, so players can pick up from their last game save, whether they’re at home or on the go. 

On Mac, games can be played with keyboard and trackpad or mouse. Many games support controllers as well, including Xbox Wireless Controllers with Bluetooth and PlayStation DualShock 4.

Apple Arcade subscribers get the full version of every game including all updates and expansions, without any ads or additional in-game purchases. Instead of paying up front for each game, subscribers can download any Apple...

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10:40
macOS Catalina is now available

macOS Catalina is now available as a free software update for Macs introduced in mid-2012 or later. It adds support for the new Apple Arcade service, new Mac versions of Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and Apple TV apps, a new feature called Sidecar, and more.

With a subscription to Apple Arcade for $4.99 per month, users get unlimited access to a catalog of games that can be played on a Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV. Games can even be played across devices, so players can pick up from their last game save, whether they’re at home or on the go. 

On Mac, games can be played with keyboard and trackpad or mouse. Many games support controllers as well, including Xbox Wireless Controllers with Bluetooth and PlayStation DualShock 4.

Apple Arcade subscribers get the full version of every game including all updates and expansions, without any ads or additional in-game purchases. Instead of paying up front for each game, subscribers can download any Apple...

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10:40
macOS Catalina is now available

macOS Catalina is now available as a free software update for Macs introduced in mid-2012 or later. It adds support for the new Apple Arcade service, new Mac versions of Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and Apple TV apps, a new feature called Sidecar, and more.

With a subscription to Apple Arcade for $4.99 per month, users get unlimited access to a catalog of games that can be played on a Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV. Games can even be played across devices, so players can pick up from their last game save, whether they’re at home or on the go. 

On Mac, games can be played with keyboard and trackpad or mouse. Many games support controllers as well, including Xbox Wireless Controllers with Bluetooth and PlayStation DualShock 4.

Apple Arcade subscribers get the full version of every game including all updates and expansions, without any ads or additional in-game purchases. Instead of paying up front for each game, subscribers can download any Apple...

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10:40
macOS Catalina is now available

macOS Catalina is now available as a free software update for Macs introduced in mid-2012 or later. It adds support for the new Apple Arcade service, new Mac versions of Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and Apple TV apps, a new feature called Sidecar, and more.

With a subscription to Apple Arcade for $4.99 per month, users get unlimited access to a catalog of games that can be played on a Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV. Games can even be played across devices, so players can pick up from their last game save, whether they’re at home or on the go. 

On Mac, games can be played with keyboard and trackpad or mouse. Many games support controllers as well, including Xbox Wireless Controllers with Bluetooth and PlayStation DualShock 4.

Apple Arcade subscribers get the full version of every game including all updates and expansions, without any ads or additional in-game purchases. Instead of paying up front for each game, subscribers can download any Apple...

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10:35
How to Connect to Wi-Fi Networks Faster in iOS 13

In iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, Apple has added a new, faster way to connect to a Wi-Fi network, upping the total number of methods to four. Glenn Fleishman explains each of them.

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10:34
∞ macOS Catalina and 64-bit

Apple on Monday released macOS Catalina, the newest operating systems for the company’s Macs. While there is a wealth of new features in the latest version, Catalina is also the first macOS to require 64-bit apps. […]

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10:31
Compared: Nike Apple Watch versus the standard Apple...




The Nike version of the Apple Watch Series 5 is not all that different than the regular Apple Watch, so which one should you buy? Let's a take a look at what separates them.

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10:31
Spotify now supports Siri on iPhone, iPad, and...

The day that millions of users have been waiting for is finally here: You can control Spotify on your iPhone or iPad using Siri.

Simply grab the just-released Spotify update and you can tell Siri to play music or podcasts by adding “on Spotify” to the end of your command. It works on iPhone and iPad, and when using Siri with AirPods connected to those devices. It does not work natively on HomePod (you can’t install Spotify or any other app on HomePod); you have to use AirPlay, just as you’ve always been able to.

Want to hear Green Day? Say, “Hey Siri, play Green Day on Spotify.” Looking for a particular song? “Hey Siri, play Holiday on Spotify” will work just fine. You can queue up artists, songs, and playlists just as you would expect to.

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10:30
How to find out if your Mac’s software is 32- or 64-...

MacOS 10.14 Mojave, the version of the Mac operating system before the new macOS Catalina, is the last version that supports 32-bit software. With Catalina, only 64-bit software will be supported.

Catalina is here and if you decide to upgrade to the new macOS, you need to do a bit more than usual to prepare your Mac. You need to make sure your apps are 64-bit versions. If your app is a 32-bit version, it will not work.

Apple

Apple actually started to warn people about the change with macOS 10.13 High Sierra. If you launch a 32-bit app in High Sierra, an alert pops up to tell you that your app needs to...

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10:21
Final Cut Pro X update paves the way for the Mac Pro...




Apple has updated Final Cut Pro X with a new Metal engine and other performance enhancements intended for the new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR, an update that hints at the upcoming availability of the modular Mac workstation.

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10:20
Waymo cars will start mapping streets in Los Angeles

Waymo might just expand its self-driving car service to southern California... eventually. The Alphabet company's cars will start mapping some Los Angeles streets this week to explore the possibility of fitting autonomous vehicles into the city's "d...

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10:17
Boris FX releases Boris FX Mocha Pro 2020

Boris FX has released version 2020 of its planar tracking toolset, Boris FX Mocha Pro (https://borisfx.com/products/mocha-pro/). 

A new Mega Plate extracts a larger-than-raster image from moving camera footage to complete advanced VFX tasks including set extensions, clean-ups, removing unwanted objects, and repositioning footage. The module builds upon Mocha’s planar track and temporal frame analysis technologies to create a stitched extended frame. 

Boris FX Mocha Pro gets a new Area Brush with a Quick Mask mode brings paint-like functionality to the app. Users can define large tracking search areas with a  gestural stroke. Added and subtracted paint strokes convert to vector splines to speed up tracking and masking tasks. 

New OpenColorIO (OCIO) support gives Mocha users consistent and predictable color displays across industry workflows, according to the...

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10:17
Boris FX releases Boris FX Mocha Pro 2020

Boris FX has released version 2020 of its planar tracking toolset, Boris FX Mocha Pro (https://borisfx.com/products/mocha-pro/). 

A new Mega Plate extracts a larger-than-raster image from moving camera footage to complete advanced VFX tasks including set extensions, clean-ups, removing unwanted objects, and repositioning footage. The module builds upon Mocha’s planar track and temporal frame analysis technologies to create a stitched extended frame. 

Boris FX Mocha Pro gets a new Area Brush with a Quick Mask mode brings paint-like functionality to the app. Users can define large tracking search areas with a  gestural stroke. Added and subtracted paint strokes convert to vector splines to speed up tracking and masking tasks. 

New OpenColorIO (OCIO) support gives Mocha users consistent and predictable color displays across industry workflows, according to the...

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10:17
Boris FX releases Boris FX Mocha Pro 2020

Boris FX has released version 2020 of its planar tracking toolset, Boris FX Mocha Pro (https://borisfx.com/products/mocha-pro/). 

A new Mega Plate extracts a larger-than-raster image from moving camera footage to complete advanced VFX tasks including set extensions, clean-ups, removing unwanted objects, and repositioning footage. The module builds upon Mocha’s planar track and temporal frame analysis technologies to create a stitched extended frame. 

Boris FX Mocha Pro gets a new Area Brush with a Quick Mask mode brings paint-like functionality to the app. Users can define large tracking search areas with a  gestural stroke. Added and subtracted paint strokes convert to vector splines to speed up tracking and masking tasks. 

New OpenColorIO (OCIO) support gives Mocha users consistent and predictable color displays across industry workflows, according to the...

| Read more »
10:17
Boris FX releases Boris FX Mocha Pro 2020

Boris FX has released version 2020 of its planar tracking toolset, Boris FX Mocha Pro (https://borisfx.com/products/mocha-pro/). 

A new Mega Plate extracts a larger-than-raster image from moving camera footage to complete advanced VFX tasks including set extensions, clean-ups, removing unwanted objects, and repositioning footage. The module builds upon Mocha’s planar track and temporal frame analysis technologies to create a stitched extended frame. 

Boris FX Mocha Pro gets a new Area Brush with a Quick Mask mode brings paint-like functionality to the app. Users can define large tracking search areas with a  gestural stroke. Added and subtracted paint strokes convert to vector splines to speed up tracking and masking tasks. 

New OpenColorIO (OCIO) support gives Mocha users consistent and predictable color displays across industry workflows, according to the...

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10:17
Final Cut Pro X receives new Metal engine for...

Alongside today’s release of macOS Catalina, Apple has pushed a new performance-oriented Final Cut Pro X update featuring optimizations for the new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR. The new Final Cut Pro 10.4.7 update is available for download today on the Mac App Store. more…

The post Final Cut Pro X receives new Metal engine for increased performance along with internal/external GPU selection appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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10:12
macOS Catalina: Everything you need to know

From the desert to the coast: macOS Mojave has given way to the next major version of the Mac operating system, called macOS Catalina. Revealed during Apple’s 2019 WWDC keynote in June, Catalina features some major new features that continues to move the OS forward.

In this FAQ, we’ll give you the general details on macOS Catalina: When it will be release, what Macs are compatible, etc. We’ll add more details to this article as they become available.

When will macOS Catalina be released?

MacOS Catalina was released on October 7.

To read this article in full, please click here

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10:08
Supreme Court won’t hear WARF’s appeal in legal...

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a bid by the University of Wisconsin’s patent licensing arm to reinstate its legal victory against Apple in a fight over computer processor technology that the school claimed the company used without permission in certain iPhones and iPads, according to a Reuters report.

In early 2013, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) filed a lawsuit saying that Apple's A7 processor infringed a university-developed patent that improves "the efficiency and performance of contemporary computer processors. The patent (number 5,781,752) is for a "table based data speculation circuit for a parallel processing computer.”

In October 2016, U.S. District Court Judge William M. Conley agreed with a jury's finding that Apple infringed on...

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10:05
PopChar X 8.7

Adds support for Unicode 12.0 (including Emoji 12.0) and compatibility with macOS 10.15 Catalina. (€29.99 new, free update, 4.8 MB)

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10:05
Review: macOS Catalina 10.15 is what Apple promised...




Apple's latest macOS 10.15 Catalina breathes a fresh new vitality into the last seven years of Macs and macOS.

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10:04
Apple's new macOS Catalina is now available




The new macOS 10.15 Catalina has now been released by Apple. It brings security improvements, new features and the break up of iTunes into Music, Podcast and TV apps.

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10:04
Apple Releases macOS Catalina With Find My, Screen...

Apple today released the newest version of its operating system for Macs, macOS Catalina, to the public. macOS Catalina comes after several rounds of beta testing and months of refinements.

macOS Catalina can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for free, and it is available to anyone who has a compatible Mac.

macOS Catalina brings some major changes to the Mac, eliminating the iTunes app in favor of new Music, Podcasts, and TV apps. The three apps offer similar functionality to iTunes, but are split up by feature.

iOS device management is still available on the Mac, but it's done through the Finder instead of iTunes, and accessing your Apple ID is now done through the new profile setting in System Preferences.

The TV app offers up access to TV and movies with support for 4K HDR and Dolby Atmos, the Music app offers access to...

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10:03
macOS Catalina now available, here are the top 7 new...

Apple has released macOS Catalina today and it brings a host of new features and changes to Mac users. iTunes is finally split up in this release. Apple Arcade has arrived with over 100 games, Sidecar brings the ability to use an iPad an as external Mac display. Screen Time and the new Find My app have arrived and much more. Read on for a look at some of the top new Mac features.

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Six features you should try after installing macOS...

With the release of the latest version of macOS 10.15 Catalina, Apple introduces a slew of new features. You should (and will) try them all, of course, but where should you start? Well, we’ve been using the macOS Catalina betas, so we have ideas on which new features you should try first. These are the major new features that you’ll want to start with in the macOS update.

Get to know the Music, Podcast, and TV apps
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The iTunes app is no more in macOS Catalina—it was an app that had too much going on, and Apple wisely broke up the app up into Music, Podcasts, and TV. You now manage the respective media in each app, and if you connect your iOS device to your Mac, you use these apps to coordinate your syncs.

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10:00
macOS Catalina is available to download today

It's happening a little later in the season than usual, but Apple's latest version of macOS is available to download today. Catalina arrives on the heels of iOS 13, which saw several back-to-back updates after an initially rough launch. For what it's...

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09:56
Apple considering a ‘super bundle’ of Apple Music...

According to a report from the Financial Times (a subscription is required to read the article), Apple is in discussion with records labels to bundle Apple Music and the upcoming Apple TV+ into a “super-bundle” of music, movies, and TV shows.

The FT says that some record labels are on board, but at least one major label is leery. The article says a price for such a super bundle hasn’t been determined.

Apple Music costs $9.99 per month for individuals in the U.S. (with a $4.99 tier for students). Apple TV+ launches Nov. 1 at $4.99 per month. However, you can get a free one-year subscription if you buy a new Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, or iPod touch.



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09:55
Steelers Ben Roethlisberger fined $5000 for wearing...




Pittsburgh Steelers' Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been fined $5,000 for a uniform violation after wearing Apple Watch during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals -- and he didn't even play.

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09:52
9to5Mac Daily: October 07, 2019 – Apple TV+ and...

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

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

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09:26
Apple Pro deals: Save up to $790 on MacBook Pros,...




B&H is offering AI readers exclusive discounts on Apple's powerful line of Pro laptops, desktops and tablets for a limited time only. Save up to $790 instantly on high-end MacBook Pros, iPad Pros and iMacs with AppleCare -- delivering the lowest prices on many complete solutions that are great for both business and home users, as well as college students.

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09:05
Get an Amazing Price on a iMazing iOS Device Manager...

Have a few iOS devices as well as both Mac and Windows devices in your home or business? We have just the thing for managing those iOS devices without the need for iCloud. iMazing iOS Device Manager ($19.99) makes it simple to back up and transfer files between iOS, macOS and Windows. With today’s deal in the Apple World Today Deals Shop, you get a universal license for Mac and Windows for 77% off of the usual price.

iMazing calls itself the Swiss Army Knife of iPhone, iPad, and iPod management because it lets you truly manage your mobile data the way you want to. This all-purpose tool lets you easily browse and manage your backups,...

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09:02
Amazon announces its first-ever Kindle for kids

If you want to get your kids to read more instead of watching TV, Amazon hasn't forgotten about you or your kid. Alongside the Fire HD 10 Kids Edition tablet the company announced today, Amazon took the wraps off the Kindle Kids Edition, its first-ev...

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08:56
Latest AirPods on sale from $130, 9.7-inch iPad with...

Today’s best deals include the latest AirPods on sale from $130, plus deals on Apple’s 9.7-inch iPad Cellular, and iPhone battery cases. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

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08:42
Apple's $799 11-inch iPad Pro (256GB) is back,...




Top deals on Apple products are going on now at Amazon and B&H Photo, with aggressive markdowns on iPad Pro and iMac hardware, including the popular 256GB iPad Pro that's back in stock for $799. Save up to $720 instantly across the product lines, with free expedited shipping and finance incentives on most models.

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08:41
Apple's excellent Powerbeats Pro are $50 off

Apple's Powerbeats Pro are one of our favorite true-wireless earbuds, and for a limited time, they're on sale for $50 off ($199). That's a great deal considering that they're the best-sounding Beats headphones yet, and they're near the top end of the...

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08:35
Apple Looking to Bundle Services Like Apple Music...

Apple is in early discussions with record labels about bundling Apple Music and Apple TV+ as part of a "super-bundle of media content" for one flat monthly rate, according to a report from the Financial Times.

While some record labels are said to be open to the idea, the report claims at least one big label has voiced concerns, adding that the industry is growing more wary about its relationship with Apple. In particular, the report claims record labels are worried that the bundle would lead to lost revenue.

The report adds that the two sides have not yet discussed a pricing formula, so it is unclear what Apple would charge for its Apple Music and Apple TV+ bundle. It is also unclear if the bundle would extend to Apple's other subscription-based offerings like Apple News+, Apple Arcade, AppleCare+, and iCloud storage.

Apple Music costs $9.99 per month for individuals in the...

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08:32
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger ‘livid’ about $5K...

If you watched the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Cincinnati Bengals last week, you may have noticed injured Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger rocking an Apple Watch on the sidelines. As it turns out, and as you might expect, the NFL is not too happy about that.

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08:28
US Supreme Court Snubs University of Wisconsin...

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a bid by the University of Wisconsin's patent licensing arm to reinstate its legal victory against Apple in a fight over computer processor technology that the school claimed the company used without permission in certain iPhones and iPads. From a report: The justices, on the first day of their new term, declined to review a lower court's 2018 decision to throw out the $506 million in damages that Apple was ordered to pay after a jury in 2015 decided the company infringed the university's patent. The licensing body, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), filed suit in 2014, alleging infringement of a 1998 patent on a "predictor circuit" to help speed the way processors carry out computer program instructions. The patent was developed by computer science professor Gurindar Sohi and three of his students at the university, located in Madison, Wisconsin. WARF, which helps patent and commercialize the university's inventions,...

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08:17
Apple Design VP Alan Dye talks Apple Watch face...

Apple’s Vice President of Human Interface Design Alan Dye is no stranger to giving interviews about the Apple Watch and what goes into what shapes the software experience. Dye’s latest Apple Watch conversation can be heard on the Hodinkee Radio podcast where he discusses how Apple Watch faces are designed and much more.

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08:07
WARF fails to convince Supreme Court to reinstate $...




The U.S. Supreme Court has denied an attempt by the University of Wisconsin's Patent licensing arm to try and reverse an appeal from Apple that overturned a $506 million patent infringement ruling, with the court electing not to listen to Wisconsin's arguments.

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08:06
Music industry pushing back against Apple Music,...




As Apple continues to drive forward with its media ambitions, music labels are starting to again chafe at the iPhone maker's growing power.

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08:00
Sony A7R IV review: 61 megapixels of pure camera...

Sony changed the camera landscape with its popular and powerful A7 and A9 full-frame mirrorless lineup, forcing its rivals to adapt or die. Now that its camera series does have some competition, Sony's response is the A7R IV, a 61-megapixel came...

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07:51
Amazon's latest Fire HD 10 tablet finally has a...

Amazon has just updated its most popular tablet with new internals. The company's latest Fire HD 10 tablet features a new octa-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz that's supported by 2GB of RAM. Amazon claims the updated processor makes the new Fire HD...

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07:46
US Supreme Court says Apple’s victory against...

A long-running patent battle between Apple and the University of Wisconsin appears to finally be at an end. The US Supreme Court has today refused a request from the college to hear an appeal…

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07:39
Apple’s plans to create a media ‘super-bundle’...

As Apple continues to grow and evolve its Services, one product that has been talked about is a “super-bundle” that could offer customers music, video, gaming, and even news. Apple has reportedly been chatting with major music companies about the plans but there appears to be concerns and resistance from some record labels.

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07:38
Typinator 8.2

Text expansion tool brings installer-related improvements and bug fixes, plus compatibility with macOS 10.15 Catalina. (€24.99 new, free update, 7.0 MB)

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07:37
KeyCue 9.5

Brings compatibility with macOS 10.15 Catalina and improves some installer-related issues. (€19.99 new, free update, 4.0 MB)

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07:36
Twitch app is now officially available for Apple TV...

After a short testing period, popular live game streaming service Twitch has launched today on the App Store its Apple TV app. Some third-party apps for tvOS were available before, but this is the first time the official Twitch app has launched for Apple’s set-top box.

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07:34
Ulysses 18

Adds support for syncing documents via Dropbox and writing in Markdown XL. $39.99 annual subscription, free update, 18.2 MB)

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07:20
iFixit tears down Samsung's 'improved...

iFixit pulled its first Galaxy Fold teardown after Samsung scrapped the phone's April launch to improve its durability. Now that the foldable has finally reached stores, though, it's ready for take two. The DIY repair site has posted a teardown...

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07:18
DEVONthink 3.0.1

First maintenance release of the recently upgraded information management app with numerous improvements and bug fixes. ($99/$199/$499 new, upgrades available, 93.3 MB)

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07:09
PDFpen and PDFpenPro 11.1.1

Resolves a registration issue when upgrading to macOS 10.15 Catalina. ($74.95/$124.95 new, free update, 76.6/124.5 MB)

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07:00
City of Cupertino launching on-demand public...

The City of Cupertino is launching a new on-demand public transportation option later this month that will cover the entire city and offer affordable rides that users can grab via an iOS or Android app.

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06:56
How a 14-year-old designer became part of Apple...

Vice:

Apple Arcade’s launch was a mixture of well-known franchises (Frogger, Rayman), new games from designers during the App Store’s creative heights (Card of Darkness, Overland), and releases from high-profile publishers (Square Enix, Capcom). The service, part of a larger shift towards monthly subscriptions, is a big deal for Apple, so it made sense to double down on attention-grabbing titles.

Operator 41, also part of the launch, is hardly that, but is notable for a different reason: Operator 41 was developed by 14-year-old London designer Spruce Campbell.

Fantastic story. Hard to wrap my head around the fact that a 14-year-old was able to build a game that made the Apple Arcade cut. Remarkable.

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06:55
Kool Tools: DuraSled for iPhones

Socket Mobile has launched a new family of scanning sleds – the $229 DuraSled for the iPhone X and 11. The series supports all the latest iPhones, as well as the iPod touch.

As more companies use iPhone apps to run their businesses, there is a greater need for a single-handed solution that combines both the iPhone and an enterprise-grade scanner. The DuraSled is that solution; it protects the phones from tumbles and provides a charging solution for all environments. The DuraSled is especially designed for delivery services, stock counting, ticketing and other application-driven mobile solutions.

The DuraSled’s core elements remain constant, enabling seamless transitions to changing iPhone models, using the same application and same DuraSled charging infrastructure. DuraSled already supports the iPod touch, iPhone 6, 7, 8 and iPhone X series, and will support the entire iPhone 11 series by the fourth quarter.

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06:55
Kool Tools: DuraSled for iPhones

Socket Mobile has launched a new family of scanning sleds – the $229 DuraSled for the iPhone X and 11. The series supports all the latest iPhones, as well as the iPod touch.

As more companies use iPhone apps to run their businesses, there is a greater need for a single-handed solution that combines both the iPhone and an enterprise-grade scanner. The DuraSled is that solution; it protects the phones from tumbles and provides a charging solution for all environments. The DuraSled is especially designed for delivery services, stock counting, ticketing and other application-driven mobile solutions.

The DuraSled’s core elements remain constant, enabling seamless transitions to changing iPhone models, using the same application and same DuraSled charging infrastructure. DuraSled already supports the iPod touch, iPhone 6, 7, 8 and iPhone X series, and will support the entire iPhone 11 series by the fourth quarter.

With DuraSleds available for all iPhone models,...

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06:55
Kool Tools: DuraSled for iPhones

Socket Mobile has launched a new family of scanning sleds – the $229 DuraSled for the iPhone X and 11. The series supports all the latest iPhones, as well as the iPod touch.

As more companies use iPhone apps to run their businesses, there is a greater need for a single-handed solution that combines both the iPhone and an enterprise-grade scanner. The DuraSled is that solution; it protects the phones from tumbles and provides a charging solution for all environments. The DuraSled is especially designed for delivery services, stock counting, ticketing and other application-driven mobile solutions.

The DuraSled’s core elements remain constant, enabling seamless transitions to changing iPhone models, using the same application and same DuraSled charging infrastructure. DuraSled already supports the iPod touch, iPhone 6, 7, 8 and iPhone X series, and will support the entire iPhone 11 series by the fourth quarter.

With DuraSleds available for all iPhone models,...

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06:55
Kool Tools: DuraSled for iPhones

Socket Mobile has launched a new family of scanning sleds – the $229 DuraSled for the iPhone X and 11. The series supports all the latest iPhones, as well as the iPod touch.

As more companies use iPhone apps to run their businesses, there is a greater need for a single-handed solution that combines both the iPhone and an enterprise-grade scanner. The DuraSled is that solution; it protects the phones from tumbles and provides a charging solution for all environments. The DuraSled is especially designed for delivery services, stock counting, ticketing and other application-driven mobile solutions.

The DuraSled’s core elements remain constant, enabling seamless transitions to changing iPhone models, using the same application and same DuraSled charging infrastructure. DuraSled already supports the iPod touch, iPhone 6, 7, 8 and iPhone X series, and will support the entire iPhone 11 series by the fourth quarter.

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06:51
Twitch is officially available on the Apple TV

As of today, the official Twitch app is finally available on Apple TV. The app has been available for consoles, mobile devices and Android TV boxes for years, but Apple TV owners were forced to use third-party apps. Last month, Twitch released a publ...

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06:47
∞ Apple and why

[VIDEO] This video (embedded in main Loop post) flew around the internet over the weekend, woken from slumber, originally posted in 2014.

It’s a 5 minute chunk from a TED talk that does a terrific job explaining why Apple is different. I’d watch the entire thing, but if you’re pressed for time, the Apple part starts at about 2:19 in.

I love the thinking here, and I can’t help but think about privacy and health as two pillars of Apple’s current “why”.

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06:41
Apple may double its investment in Japan Display

Japan Display is looking to finalize a deal this month for least 50 billion yen (about $470 million) in funding after an investment group suddenly pulled out of a bailout plan for the Apple supplier, reports Reuters. As a result, Apple may double its investment in the company.

Apple apparently looks to invest $200 million, double the amount it previously planned. Hong Kong-based Oasis Management will also contribute $150-180 million. 

As Reuters notes, a collapse of Japan Display would hurt Apple’s ability to deliver competitive pricing for the iPhone 11. It might also force the tech giant to turn to...

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06:37
Amazon's upgraded Fire HD 10 tablet finally...

Amazon has refreshed its low-cost Fire HD 10 tablet with the one thing we've always wanted: USB-C.

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06:32
Sleep tracking for the Apple Watch could still...

Apple was expected to debut a sleep tracking feature for the Apple Watch Series 5, but it didn’t. However, it could still happen soon.

MacRumors says reader Daniel Marcinkowski has uncovered a reference to an unreleased Sleep app for the Apple Watch. In the App Store listing for Apple's preinstalled Alarms app on the Apple Watch, there’s a screenshot of an unreleased version of the Alarms app with a "Sleep" label and fine print that reads "set your Bedtime and wake up in the Sleep app." 

In February a report by Bloomberg's Mark Gurman said Apple was testing a sleep tracking app for the Apple Watch. He said the tech giant had been using the sleep-tracking feature for...

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06:24
Analyst: Apple unlikely to cut iPhone 11 model...

In a note to clients — as noted by AppleInsider — TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple is unlikely to cut iPhone 11 shipments this month as is often the case in October after the debut of an updated smartphone line-up.

Why? Demand for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max have been better than anticipated. Kuo maintains his forecast of between 70 million and 75 million iPhone 11-series models shipped in 2019, on the belief that the general shipping times are "currently more than two weeks." 

By the shipping times being so long, Apple's usual tactic of cutting shipments of the new models once demand starts to roll off the peak so doesn’t need to be implemented just yet, he says. Shipments of the iPhone 11 Pro range will be between 37 million and 40 million units, slightly below...

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06:23
Google's Pixel 3a drops to $349 on Amazon

Google's Pixel 4 is right around the corner, but the hottest deals might be for its budget Pixel 3a and 3a XL counterparts. Amazon has discounted both phones for the first time, cutting $50 off the price to sell the 64GB Pixel 3a for $349 and its lar...

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06:18
iPhone 11 Pro Diary: Tripod-mounted iPhone night...

I had only a few minutes to play with the iPhone 11 Pro camera on release day, taking just a few hand-held iPhone night photos to test Night Mode.

But a couple of readers made a good point in response. Although the vast, vast majority of iPhone photos will be handheld, it wasn’t fair to compare the results against a DSLR or mirrorless camera when those were tripod-mounted 30-second exposures. For a fair comparison, I should also mount the iPhone on a tripod, and let it also use its longest-available (pseudo) shutter speed…

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06:13
Default Folder X 5.4 ready for macOS Catalina

St. Clair Software has released Default Folder X 5.4, an update to their Mac utility.

Default Folder X enhances the file dialogs in all macOS applications. It provides fast navigation to your files, previews, integrated Spotlight tagging, and more. Default Folder X’s custom keyboard shortcuts put your favorite and recent folders at your fingertips. Version 5.4 is compatible with the upcoming macOS Catalina. It also offers enhanced AppleScript features and a number of bug fixes.

Default Folder X 5.4 is a free update for existing version 5 users. New licenses are $34.95 and upgrades from version 4 and prior are $14.95. Default Folder X 5.4 requires macOS 10.10 or higher.

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06:13
Default Folder X 5.4 ready for macOS Catalina

St. Clair Software has released Default Folder X 5.4, an update to their Mac utility.

Default Folder X enhances the file dialogs in all macOS applications. It provides fast navigation to your files, previews, integrated Spotlight tagging, and more. Default Folder X’s custom keyboard shortcuts put your favorite and recent folders at your fingertips. Version 5.4 is compatible with the upcoming macOS Catalina. It also offers enhanced AppleScript features and a number of bug fixes.

Default Folder X 5.4 is a free update for existing version 5 users. New licenses are $34.95 and upgrades from version 4 and prior are $14.95. Default Folder X 5.4 requires macOS 10.10 or higher.

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06:13
Default Folder X 5.4 ready for macOS Catalina

St. Clair Software has released Default Folder X 5.4, an update to their Mac utility.

Default Folder X enhances the file dialogs in all macOS applications. It provides fast navigation to your files, previews, integrated Spotlight tagging, and more. Default Folder X’s custom keyboard shortcuts put your favorite and recent folders at your fingertips. Version 5.4 is compatible with the upcoming macOS Catalina. It also offers enhanced AppleScript features and a number of bug fixes.

Default Folder X 5.4 is a free update for existing version 5 users. New licenses are $34.95 and upgrades from version 4 and prior are $14.95. Default Folder X 5.4 requires macOS 10.10 or higher.

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06:13
Default Folder X 5.4 ready for macOS Catalina

St. Clair Software has released Default Folder X 5.4, an update to their Mac utility.

Default Folder X enhances the file dialogs in all macOS applications. It provides fast navigation to your files, previews, integrated Spotlight tagging, and more. Default Folder X’s custom keyboard shortcuts put your favorite and recent folders at your fingertips. Version 5.4 is compatible with the upcoming macOS Catalina. It also offers enhanced AppleScript features and a number of bug fixes.

Default Folder X 5.4 is a free update for existing version 5 users. New licenses are $34.95 and upgrades from version 4 and prior are $14.95. Default Folder X 5.4 requires macOS 10.10 or higher.

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06:03
Apple's own Sleep app inadvertently disclosed...




Apple has been developing a Sleep app for the Apple Watch, with an App Store listing for the Alarms app revealing Apple's as-yet unreleased app.

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05:51
Official Apple Watch Sleep app accidentally...

As spotted by a MacRumors reader, the App Store screenshots for the Alarms app for Apple Watch includes text that alludes to an as-yet-unannounced Sleep app. References to Apple Watch sleep tracking features were found during the iOS 13 beta cycle, but Apple did not ship the functionality this year.

This screenshot is yet another confirmation that Apple is indeed developing a first-party Sleep app.

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05:21
Apple will now be largest player in Japan Display...

A new month, a new chapter in the ongoing Japan Display bailout story…

It was last month reported that the rescue plan was once again in doubt after the lead company pulled out of the consortium. However, a new report today suggests things may be back on track, thanks to Apple…

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05:19
Apple References Unreleased Sleep App for Apple Watch

MacRumors reader Daniel Marcinkowski has uncovered a reference to an unreleased Sleep app for the Apple Watch.

In the App Store listing for Apple's preinstalled Alarms app on the Apple Watch, there is a screenshot of an unreleased version of the Alarms app with a "Sleep" label and fine print that reads "set your Bedtime and wake up in the Sleep app."

Similar functionality is available on the iPhone through the Bedtime tab of the Clocks app.

There is no Sleep app or references to a Sleep app in the Alarms app on watchOS 6.0.1 or watchOS 6.1 beta, but MacRumors uncovered evidence of Apple working on a Sleep app for the Apple Watch in an internal build of iOS 13 last month, so Apple likely shared this screenshot too early by accident.

The new Sleep app on the Apple Watch will provide users with an...

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05:00
Totallee’s iPhone cases are for those who want an ‘...

There are minimalist cases and then there are Totallee’s cases for the new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. Let’s call them “ultra-minimalist” cases. 

Why? They’re one of the world’s thinnest and lightest cases (only 0.02 inches and0.1 ounces) and sport a minimal, branding-free design.

The case has precise cutouts for all buttons, ports and speakers. It feels good in the hand and is relatively “grippable.” Personally, I prefer a tougher, more protective case even...

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04:52
Federal court uncertain it can uphold $600M VirnetX...




Part of a $600 million judgment against Apple over alleged patent infringement may not necessarily be heading to VirnetX, with a Federal Circuit panel suggesting it may not be able to uphold part of the award due to ongoing litigation that could invalidate patent claims at hand.

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04:44
Comment: Apple would sell a lot more HomePods if it...

Apple has so far made one move designed to help it sell more HomePods: a price drop from $350 to $300 back in the spring. Indications are that this didn’t really help.

Other efforts seem … limited. Click the Search button on Apple’s website and AirPods – and even iPod – come up as Quick Links; HomePod doesn’t. Even on the Music page, HomePod gets second billing after Apple Music.

Part of the challenge for Apple is that decent-quality audio is one of those product categories that has to be experienced before you appreciate the value. Sonos, which faces the same problem, appears...

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04:41
Apple Approved HKmap.live late on Friday, an App...

Apple’s App Store reversed a recent decision to reject a Hong Kong app that shows police activity in the midst of increasingly violent protests in the city

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04:39
Apple doubling bailout funds for iPhone screen...




Japan Display, maker of iPhone screens, says it expects to receive new investment that will bail it out this month, and sources say the investor will be Apple chipping in more than it expected to.

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04:30
NAD Masters M10 streaming amplifier review: Great...

The NAD M10 streaming amplifier sounds great, is extremely versatile and offers Dirac so you can tune it to your acoustical space. But despite a large colorful touch display, setup and some other functions rely on a phone app or web browser.

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04:10
After Apple's iOS 13 update, Spotify adds...




It's now possible to ask Siri to play music on Spotify as easily as on Apple Music -- though only on iPhones and iPads, and not HomePod or Mac.

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04:00
How to use the Look Around feature in Maps in iOS 13

iOS 13 introduces a Look Around feature in the Maps app that’s powered by the new basemap and high-resolution 3D photography.

It delivers street-level imagery of a city with smooth transitions. To see it in action, select a specific address, open the Maps app, and:

Enter the location or address in the search bar option that says, “Search for a place or address” toward the bottom.

Choose the address you wish from the options offered. Once the map for the location opens, you can:

One: Press the binoculars icon for a minimized Look Around view. If Look Around data is available (and it sometimes isn’t), you’ll see a Look Around image pop up. You can either press Done to exit or press the expand icon with two arrows in the upper-left of the preview if you want to see the imagery in fullscreen mode.

Two: For a fullscreen view, you’ll hopefully see a preview of the Look Around view under the address...

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04:00
Prizmo 5 review: Mobile scanner app makes it a snap...

Remember the days when scanning documents in digital form required bulky hardware tethered to a personal computer? With a decent smartphone and the right app, you can now perform this task in a few taps, creating shareable, cloud-friendly files with surprisingly good results.

IDG

Capturing documents is a snap with Prizmo 5, thanks to autoshoot, edge detection, and image stabilization for sharp, high-quality results.

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03:39
Apple will Reportedly Increase Bailout Funds for...

Late last month Patently Apple posted a report titled "At the Last Moment, one of Japan Display's big Bailout Investors Pulled Out, Pressuring Apple to now Save the Day." A new report today claims that Japan Display said it aims to clinch a deal this month for US$470 million in vital funding, with sources claiming the funding will come from Apple

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03:31
Spotify Gains Siri Support on iOS 13 and CarPlay,...

Spotify today updated its mobile app to include Siri support, which means iPhone and iPad users running iOS 13 can now use Siri to control their favorite music streaming service, just like Apple Music subscribers.

After updating the app, users simply need to invoke Siri on their device and ask the voice assistant to play an album or song "with Spotify." Commands for playing playlists work the same way.

According to Spotify's release notes, Siri support is compatible over connected AirPods and also extends to CarPlay and...

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03:31
Spotify Gains Siri Support on iOS 13 and CarPlay,...

Spotify today updated its mobile app to include Siri support, which means iPhone and iPad users running iOS 13 can now use Siri to control their favorite music streaming service, just like Apple Music subscribers.

After updating the app, users simply need to invoke Siri on their device and ask the voice assistant to play an album or song "with Spotify." Commands for playing playlists work the same way.

According to Spotify's release notes, Siri support is compatible over connected AirPods and also extends to CarPlay and...

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03:15
Rumor: Apple may be readying a 96W USB-C power...

It looks like Apple may be working on a fairly beefy 96 watt power adapter that cold power the rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro.

The publication Chongdiantou was tipped to the presence of the adapter late last week. The leak indicated that the adapter is model number A2166, and is about the same size as the 87W adapter used for the 15-inch MacBook Pro.

While the image’s source and the product it is designed for cannot be confirmed, Chongdiantou has a good record under its belt where pictures and diagrams of Apple’s unreleased chargers are concerned, its most recent victory being Apple’s 18W USB-C power adapter.

The 96W power adapter is also thought to be potentially fated for Apple’s Pro Display XDR, which will run a number of Thunderbolt 3 ports for its host computer.

Production of the 16-inch MacBook Pro has reportedly already begun. Rumors suggest the notebook was designed by Apple’s pro product team, the same group that worked on the upcoming Mac Pro. If...

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03:12
You can now ask Siri to play Spotify music on iOS 13...

Spotify has today released its iOS 13 update, which allows users to ask Siri to play albums and playlists using their voice. This brings Spotify up to par with other music apps; SiriKit integration for audio apps was exclusive to Apple Music until iOS 13.

To use Spotify with Siri, install the update and then ask to play an album or song ‘with Spotify’. The update also allows hands-free control through CarPlay. Spotify is also launching a tvOS app for Apple TV today.

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03:03
5G paves way for vast data volumes

The technological convergence between communications (5G) and distributed compute (edge clouds) is bound to be a driver of growth and change for the telecoms industry, according to ABI Research (www.abiresearch.com). 

A case in point is the manufacturing vertical where the yearly analytics and data services revenue is expected to reach $82 billion by 2030, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 44%, adds the research group. The value at stake lies in the many data permutations that convergence enables and how that data is reused and reimagined. The bulk of data in many enterprise verticals remains dark, disparate and isolated.  

ABI Research says this means there’s a need for parsing to mold the data into new forms and innovative products and to drive operational efficiency. What’s more the adoption of cloud native methodologies at all levels of the stack calls for mobile service providers (MSPs) to re-engineer their...

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03:03
5G paves way for vast data volumes

The technological convergence between communications (5G) and distributed compute (edge clouds) is bound to be a driver of growth and change for the telecoms industry, according to ABI Research (www.abiresearch.com). 

A case in point is the manufacturing vertical where the yearly analytics and data services revenue is expected to reach $82 billion by 2030, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 44%, adds the research group. The value at stake lies in the many data permutations that convergence enables and how that data is reused and reimagined. The bulk of data in many enterprise verticals remains dark, disparate and isolated.  

ABI Research says this means there’s a need for parsing to mold the data into new forms and innovative products and to drive operational efficiency. What’s more the adoption of cloud native methodologies at all levels of the stack calls for mobile service providers (MSPs) to re-engineer their...

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03:03
5G paves way for vast data volumes

The technological convergence between communications (5G) and distributed compute (edge clouds) is bound to be a driver of growth and change for the telecoms industry, according to ABI Research (www.abiresearch.com). 

A case in point is the manufacturing vertical where the yearly analytics and data services revenue is expected to reach $82 billion by 2030, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 44%, adds the research group. The value at stake lies in the many data permutations that convergence enables and how that data is reused and reimagined. The bulk of data in many enterprise verticals remains dark, disparate and isolated.  

ABI Research says this means there’s a need for parsing to mold the data into new forms and innovative products and to drive operational efficiency. What’s more the adoption of cloud native methodologies at all levels of the stack calls for mobile service providers (MSPs) to re-engineer their...

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03:03
5G paves way for vast data volumes

The technological convergence between communications (5G) and distributed compute (edge clouds) is bound to be a driver of growth and change for the telecoms industry, according to ABI Research (www.abiresearch.com). 

A case in point is the manufacturing vertical where the yearly analytics and data services revenue is expected to reach $82 billion by 2030, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 44%, adds the research group. The value at stake lies in the many data permutations that convergence enables and how that data is reused and reimagined. The bulk of data in many enterprise verticals remains dark, disparate and isolated.  

ABI Research says this means there’s a need for parsing to mold the data into new forms and innovative products and to drive operational efficiency. What’s more the adoption of cloud native methodologies at all levels of the stack calls for mobile service providers (MSPs) to re-engineer their...

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03:00
What to do if your Mac’s Fusion Drive fails (or...

Apple created the Fusion Drive when large-capacity SSDs were unaffordable except to high-end professionals. A Fusion Drive pairs a large, low-speed hard drive (5,400 rpm) with a small-capacity, super-fast SSD, typically 24GB to 128GB. MacOS optimizes storage so that the most frequently accessed files are stored on the SSD.

You can run into trouble when the Fusion Drive’s SSD starts to falter, before it completely dies. While SSDs have no moving parts, they have an effective lifespan of a certain number of write operations per memory cell. Internal software manages “wear leveling” to make sure cells don’t stop allowing new writes prematurely by ensuring each cell gets an equivalent number of writes over time.

To read this article in full,...

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00:57
Little Snitch 4.4.3 - Alerts you about outgoing...

Little Snitch gives you control over your private outgoing data.

Track background activity

As soon as your computer connects to the Internet, applications often have permission to send any information wherever they need to. Little Snitch takes note of this activity and allows you to decide for yourself what happens with this data.

Control your network

Choose to allow or deny connections, or define a rule how to handle similar, future connection attempts. Little Snitch runs inconspicuously in the background and it can even detect network-related activity of viruses, trojans, and other malware.



Version 4.4.3:

macOS Catalina Note: Please upgrade to this version before you upgrade to macOS Catalina!

  • On Catalina, system apps have been moved from /Applications to /System/Applications and the paths in rules must be updated. If you upgrade to...
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00:42
TotalFinder 1.12.0 - Adds tabs, hotkeys, and other...

TotalFinder is a universally acclaimed navigational companion for your Mac. Enhance your Mac's Finder with features so smart and convenient, you won't believe you ever lived without them.

Features

  • Tab-based interface - Say goodbye to scattered, disorganized Finder windows. TotalFinder merges everything into a workflow-friendly, tab-based layout.
  • System-wide access - With TotalFinder, convenience is key: With the stroke of a hot-key, it's available instantly, system-wide.
  • Helpful tweaks - TotalFinder's Folders on Top feature takes file organization to a new level. Just click the option in the Preferences menu and your much-needed folders will automatically be prioritized in every window.
  • Reduce clutter - OS X's Finder has a bad habit of cluttering your system with hidden attribute files. TotalFinder emphasizes cleanliness, eliminating superfluous files...
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00:33
Arq 5.16.2 - Online backup to Google Drive, Amazon...

Arq is super-easy online backup for Mac and Windows computers. Back up to your own cloud account (Amazon Cloud Drive, Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Cloud Storage, any S3-compatible server), your SFTP server, or your NAS. On OS X, Arq backs up and faithfully restores all the special metadata of Mac files that other products don't, including resource forks, ACLs, and creator codes.

  • Following the initial backup, Arq automatically makes incremental backups every hour, every day, uploading just the files that have changed since your last backup. Arq keeps hourly backups for the past 24 hours, daily backups for the past month, and weekly backups for everything older than a month.
  • Arq lets you set a budget for storage, and it automatically drops the oldest backups to keep within the budget.
  • Arq backs up everything with no limits. It backs up files of any size, external drives, and network drives.
  • Arq compresses and "de-...
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00:23
EtreCheck Pro 6.1 - For troubleshooting your Mac;...

EtreCheck is an app that displays the important details of your system configuration and allow you to copy that information to the Clipboard. It is meant to be used with Apple Support Communities to help people help you with your Mac. EtreCheck automatically removes any personally identifiable information from the output.

EtreCheck will automatically alert you to serious problems like adware, insufficient RAM, or a failing hard drive.

EtreCheck is free and available in the Mac App Store with in-app purchases available. EtreCheck can now automatically generate solutions for any problems that it finds.



Version 6.1:

  • Major upgrade to internal architecture to make the app faster and more reliable;
  • Improve help;
  • The Get Solution button was not working on Major Issues and Minor Issues pages;
  • Improve detection of 32-bit apps;
  • Compatibility with new security restrictions in macOS 10.15 “...
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00:09
Default Folder X 5.4 - Enhances Open and Save...

Default Folder X attaches a toolbar to the right side of the Open and Save dialogs in any OS X-native application. The toolbar gives you fast access to various folders and commands. You just click on the buttons to go to your favorite and recently used folders, manage the folders and files shown in the list, and make changes to your settings. It also fixes a number of problems in Open and Save dialogs, "rebounding" to the last selected file, putting the path listing back in the top menu, and correcting bugs in scrolling column views.

Features:

  • Directory assistant: You can access the contents of your recent, favorite, and open folders right from Default Folder X's toolbar.
  • Real time saving: If you're constantly saving things inside the same folder, Default Folder X can remember that folder for you.
  • Finder management: Default Folder X lets you open up or save to any Finder...
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23:49
Notability 4.1 - Note-taking and annotation made...

Notability is a powerful note-taker to annotate documents, sketch ideas, record lectures, take notes and more. It combines, typing, handwriting, audio recording, and photos so you can create notes that fit your needs. With iCloud support, your notes are always available on iPad, iPhone and Mac. Anytime, anywhere.

Notability is optimized for Mac:

  • Quickly create notes by dragging documents, photos, or audio recordings from the desktop and dropping onto the library.
  • Enhance notes by dragging photos, audio recordings, and PDFs from the desktop and dropping onto a note.
  • Get more done with smart keyboard shortcuts.
  • Handwriting and sketches can be scaled, transformed, free and constrained rotated, nudged (with arrow keys), and restyled.
  • Notes look the same on Mac, iPad, and iPhone.

Capture memorable notes with these essential features:

  • Type reports and outlines in a variety of fonts, sizes...
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20:09
Vodafone tests open cellular radio tech that could...

Your wireless carrier is usually beholden to using proprietary cellular network tech from the likes of Ericsson or Nokia, but there may soon be a more universal technology that could benefit your bank account. Vodafone has started the first European...

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18:05
Tesla will let you customize your car's horn...

Tesla isn't done with whimsical software updates just because Netflix and Cuphead have reached your car... in fact, there's a good chance people outside the car will notice. Elon Musk has revealed that Tesla cars will "soon" have the option to custo...

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16:40
App maker claims 'Sign in with Apple'...

Sign in with Apple's ability to shield your real email address may sound clever, but one app developer claims it's just riffing on their technology. Blue Mail creator Blix has sued Apple for allegedly violating a 2017 patent on the "Share Email" feat...

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15:19
EU grills Facebook over Libra's financial and...

It's not just central banks interrogating Facebook over its Libra cryptocurrency as of late. The Financial Times has learned that the European Commission has asked Facebook to answer a range of questions about Libra, including the risks to financial...

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14:27
Save $200 on Apple's 128GB iPad mini 4 with...




In what is the lowest price available, Apple's handy 128GB iPad mini 4 (Wi-Fi + Cellular) is now on sale for $329 with coupon. Take advantage of the exclusive $200 discount today, as this deal ends soon.

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14:01
Kuo: iPhone 11 Demand and Upcoming Launch of '...

Apple will sell around 10 percent more iPhones in the first quarter of 2020, thanks to strong replacement demand for its iPhone 11 series devices and next year's launch of the "iPhone SE 2," claims Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in his latest research note, seen by MacRumors.

We expect that combined iPhone shipments in 1Q20 will grow around 10% YoY thanks to the iPhone 11's replacement demand boosted by more affordable prices and iPhone SE2's shipments starting in 1Q20. We estimate that iPhone shipment in 1Q20 will be 45–50mn units (iPhone 11 Pro series and iPhone 11 to be 13–15 and 22–24mn units, respectively), which is better than around 42mn units of iPhone shipments in 1Q19 (iPhone XS series and...

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13:58
Russian hackers modify Chrome and Firefox to track...

Many hackers won't touch web browsers beyond exploiting their vulnerabilities, but one group is taking things one step further. Kaspersky has detailed attempts by a Russian group, Turla, to fingerprint TLS-encrypted web traffic by modifying Chrome a...

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12:55
PSA: Why Logic Pro X users might want to hold off on...

While the imminent release of the latest macOS is upon us, there are some things to be aware of when it comes to running Logic Pro on Catalina. Home music producers beware as this update could very well silence your latest masterpieces, if you’re not careful. Updating to Apple’s latest operating system too soon can yield all sorts of issues with your Logic Pro X projects using third-party gear, so be sure to hit the jump for more details.

more…

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12:37
Tesla acquires battery expert in bid to make its own...

Tesla appears to be pushing forward with plans to make its own battery cells. Electric Autonomy has discovered that Tesla quietly acquired Hibar Systems, a Canadian company with expertise in automated battery manufacturing for electrified vehicles,...

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11:20
Early OnePlus 8 leak hints at hole-punch display and...

The OnePlus 7T isn't even shipping yet, but that isn't stopping leaks about its inevitable sequel. Well-known tipster OnLeaks and CashKaro have posted what they say are renders of the OnePlus 8 based on schematics from a "company insider." The desi...

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10:34
Did MacOS Stop Allowing Changes to Wifi MAC...

ugen (Slashdot reader #93,902) writes: Something I discovered today, while trying to change a MAC address on a new MacBook Air (as I did for years on other MacBooks): ifconfig en0 ether "new mac" no longer works. It appears that this is a change made sometime last year, applicable to all Apple newer MacBooks.

Implications of permanently fixed MAC addresses on privacy and security are hard to underestimate. Given that Windows now supports complete Wifi MAC address randomization — I am sad to admit that Microsoft looks like a champion of privacy here. What are your thoughts? Solutions anyone knows of (I'll take a reasonable technical hack). Here are a few mentions of this elsewhere: Mac Rumors forums The GitHub repo for SpoofMAC A discussion on Stack Overflow

I've seen other theories about what's going on, though the bigger question is still what's the solution? Leave your own thoughts and suggestions in the comments.

And did MacOS stop allowing changes to...

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10:24
Compared: Apple's iPhone 11 Pro Max versus the...




The iPhone 11 Pro Max may be the most high-specification model available from Apple, but how does it shape up against its main rival, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and the Note 10+? AppleInsider compares the specifications to determine an on-paper winner.

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