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Thursday November 1

05:38
Netflix will debut three Oscar hopefuls in theaters

Netflix movies don't always get shown on the big screen, but whenever they do, they also debut on the streaming service at the same time. That won't be the case for three of its upcoming films, though, and it might all be due to the company's desire...

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05:33
New iPad Pro Has Comparable Performance to 2018 15...

A series of benchmark results have shown up on Geekbench for the new iPad Pro, and its new eight-core A12X Bionic chip is truly a powerhouse.

The new iPad Pro achieved single-core and multi-core scores of 5,025 and 18,106 respectively based on an average of two benchmark results, making it by far the fastest iPad ever and comparable even to the performance of the latest 15-inch MacBook Pro models with Intel's six-core Core i7 chips.

We've put together a chart that compares Geekbench scores of the new iPad Pro and various other iPad, Mac, and iPhone models.

That the new iPad Pro rivals the performance of the latest 15-inch MacBook Pro with a 2.6GHz six-core Core i7 processor is impressive, but even more so...

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05:33
Apple posts Oct. 30 event video on YouTube

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05:26
Apple’s new iPad Pro already discounted by $50 for...

Apple took to the stage in Brooklyn on Tuesday to unveil a host of new devices, including the latest iPad Pros. Students can already save $50 off at the Apple Store, bringing prices down to $749 for the 11-inch model and $949 on the larger 12.9-inch. This is the first discount that we’ve seen and likely the only price drop we’ll get until Black Friday. You can count on Thanksgiving week gift card offers and maybe $100 off. But otherwise, this is expected to be the best price until then. Apple’s student discounts are slightly better on the iPad Pro this year than previous releases, with $50 off...

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05:26
Supply chain concerned about new MacBook Air orders...

Supply chain sources have expressed concern about pricing of the new MacBook Air, fearing that it may limit sales of the latest machine …

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The post Supply chain concerned about new MacBook Air orders and new Apple terms appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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05:25
Apple is working with the UK Government to have...

According to a new report posted today from London, "The UK government is preparing to launch a smartphone app to make it as easy as possible for EU citizens to apply to remain in the UK after Brexit - the only problem is it doesn't fully work on Apple devices just yet.

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05:25
∞ Chris Cornell, doing a solo acoustic of Black Hole...

[VIDEO] This was a bit tough for me to watch. Chris Cornell was an immense talent who took his life last year. This is a chance to see him up close, talking about and playing his signature song. The video is embedded in the main Loop post.

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05:22
Fleetsmith announces Dashboard, audit log on...

Fleetsmith, a provider of secure, automated Apple device management, has announced two new product features designed to enhance visibility, compliance, and security of corporate Apple devices. 

The first is Dashboard, which proactively surfaces issues across the entire corporate device fleet so that administrators can pinpoint and address problems in a few clicks. The second is the audit log, a record of actions taken within Fleetsmith that helps teams stay accountable and simplifies compliance with standards like SOC 2. Dashboard is available to all admins now; the audit log feature will be available soon.

Dashboard surfaces issues and insights automatically, making it seamless to gain insight into an entire fleet, operationalizing a best practice, according to Zack Blum, CEO and co-founder of Fleetsmith. It’s included in the free Fleetsmith Intelligence product, letting admins see the state of their device...

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05:19
Apple will throttle last year's iPhones after...

Despite apologies, updates, and a $5.7 million fine in Italy, Apple's Batterygate woes refuse to go away. The tech giant previously told Congress there was no need to throttle last year's iPhones to preserve battery due to their advanced hardware, bu...

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05:15
Apple devices, ranked by thinness

From Reddit, a list of the thinnest Apple devices:

  • iPod Nano 7th gen – 5.4mm thick
  • iPad Pro 2018 – 5.9 mm
  • iPod Touch 5/6th gen – 6.1 mm
  • iPad Air 2 – 6.1 mm
  • iPad Pro 10.5inch 2017 – 6.1 mm
  • iPad mini – 6.1 mm
  • iPhone 6 – 6.9mm (thinnest iphone)

If accurate, this makes the new iPad Pro the second thinnest device Apple has ever made.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:11
The folding phone, come to life

Take a look at the FlexPai folding phone product page. This is the first folding phone concept I’ve seen that made me see a path to the future.

If you scroll about 3/4 of the way down the page, you’ll see the phone folded in half (sort of), showing three displays, with an interior and exterior display as well as one for the spine.

The design feels clunky to me, the folded phone too bulky for my pocket, but I can absolutely see the value of a phone thin enough to fit in my pocket that unfolds into a full size tablet. Best of both worlds.

I can’t help but imagine such a device from Apple. Someday.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:10
Apple posts first developer betas of iOS 12.1.1,...

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05:07
Sketch 52.3 - Design app for UX/UI for iOS and Web.

Sketch is an innovative and fresh look at vector drawing. Its intentionally minimalist design is based upon a drawing space of unlimited size and layers, free of palettes, panels, menus, windows, and controls. Though simple to use, it offers powerful vector drawing and text tools like perfect Boolean operations, symbols, and powerful rulers, guides, and grids.

Note: price showin in the listing is for a 1-year subscription.



Version 52.3:
Bug Fixes

  • Improved the appearance of various icons and controls in the Inspector for non-Retina displays as well as for those using the Graphite macOS highlight appearance
  • Fixed a bug where the link for a shared document in Sketch Cloud could change unexpectedly when updating the document
  • Fixed a bug where disabling a Data plugin would disable all other Data plugins
  • Fixed a bug where filtered objects in the Layer List couldn’t all be selected at...
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05:00
Apple’s side-scrolling iPad Pro page

Jump to the iPad Pro product page and start scrolling. Yup, it’s side-to-side, not up-and-down.

Except right at the end, when it starts scrolling vertically. Odd.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:00
Why the new Mac mini makes me concerned about the...

Sandwiched between the new MacBook Air and iPad Pro during Apple’s “More in the Making” event was an update to the Mac mini, a computer most of us thought was dead. It’s not just that it had been more than four years since Apple last updated its mini PC, it had also been twice as long since it had anything resembling a redesign.

To read this article in full, please click here

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05:00
Huawei Mate 20 Pro review: Surprisingly, almost...

Huawei has grown from being a peripheral player to one of the biggest brands in smartphones in a short space of time. It started making a name for itself with competitive devices for good prices. These handsets often copycatted features from other fl...

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04:58
UK blames Apple for issues with iOS 'Brexit...




The United Kingdom is planning to launch an app that allows European Union citizens to apply to stay in the country after Brexit next year, but while it will work with Android devices, officials are reportedly having issues running it on iPhones and iPads.

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04:55
Apple patent hints at touchscreen Macs, iPad Pros...

If  you’ve been hoping for an iPad with mouse support or a Mac with a touch interface, a new Apple patent filing (number 20180314291) is for “transitioning between modes of input” including “a mouse-based interface, and a low-resolution input mode, such as a touch-based interface.”

Per the patent a change of orientation of a touch screen between a first orientation and a second orientation can be detected on a device. Transitioning between the two input modes and corresponding user interfaces (UIs) is based on the detected change of orientation. 

A change of orientation can be detected with one or more sensors, such as an accelerometer, position sensors, etc. Transitioning from one mode to another can include modifying an item displayed in the user interface of the one mode into a corresponding item displayed in the UI of the other mode. The modifying can include enlarging/reducing, obscuring/unobscuring, moving, etc. For example, an item can be obscured by the visual...

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04:54
Apple, please move us all to USB-C across the board...




Specifically, Apple should adopt USB 3.1 type C or Thunderbolt 3 on every device it sells and let us put this mess behind us. AppleInsider examines just how it could be down to Apple to make this a success for everyone.

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04:52
New iPad Pro Geekbench scores, compared with MacBook...

Here’s the link to the iPad Pro Geekbench page. Note that this testing was done with the high end, 1TB model.

  • iPad Pro single core score: 5020
  • iPad Pro multi-core score: 18217

Here’s the link to the MacBook Pro 2018 Geekbench page.

  • MacBook Pro single core score: 5344
  • MacBook Pro multi-core score: 22552

Granted, these comparisons are not apples-to-apples, but still, these iPad Pro results seem impressive. They are both top of their respective line machines and, obviously, the iPad Pro is much less expensive.

If my math is right, the MacBook Pro single-core score is about 6.5% faster than the iPad Pro. That’s not much.

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04:49
iPad Pro Diary: The folio case just arrived, and my...

When I ordered my 12.9-inch iPad Pro, I placed my order for the Smart Folio case separately, in the hope that it might arrive earlier – and give me a sneak preview of the size. That paid off, as I took delivery a few minutes ago.

Let’s start with the bad news …

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The post iPad Pro Diary: The folio case just arrived, and my decision is already almost made appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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04:42
Fleetsmith adds new dashboard and audit logs for...

Managing Apple devices in the enterprise is something I think a lot about, so I am always happy to learn about new companies who are doing interesting things in this space. A somewhat new player in this space is Fleetsmith. They’re a cloud-based MDM provider that focuses on macOS, tvOS, and iOS. They’ve got some interesting features that I am excited to explore further.

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The post Fleetsmith adds new dashboard and audit logs for security focused Apple enterprises appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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04:29
Rumor: Apple may invest in iHeartMedia to promote...

According to the Financial Times (a subscription is required to read the article), Apple may invest in iHeartMedia to drive more users to Apple Music.

iHeartMedia specializes in radio broadcasting through its iHeartMedia division and subsidiary iHeartMedia and Entertainment, Inc. The company owns more than 850 full-power AM and FM radio stations in the U.S., making it the nation's largest owner of radio stations. The company also leases two channels on Sirius XM Satellite Radio, and has expanded its online presence through the iHeartRadio platform.

iHeartMedia is $20 billion in debt and filed for bankruptcy in March. It’s been talking with potential investors ahead of a deadline later this month to file a reorganization plan with the bankruptcy court. 

According to the Financial Times, an Apple-iHeartMedia partnership “could see Apple Music’s...

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04:29
Google will now take you through your privacy...

Google has introduced a handful of new security measures as part of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, starting with a risk assessment feature that requires JavaScript to run. In case you've disabled JavaScript on your browser in the past, Google wouldn'...

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04:25
Apple's Supply Chain not Confident in the new...

A new supply chain report has gone negative on the prospects of Apple's new MacBook Air being successful. It's not based on fact but rather fear and discontent. If you leap towards the end of the report first, you're able to see where the negativity is coming from loud and clear.

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04:23
∞ The video of Apple’s Brooklyn Mac/iPad Pro event

[VIDEO] I started watching this again (embedded in the main Loop post), just to see those cool animations at the beginning. I do hope Apple continues down this creative path, even if there’s no direct payoff in the presentation itself.

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04:09
New iPad Pro benchmarks are very close to the 2018...




Geekbench tests put the new 1TB iPad Pro in sight of the $3,000 15-inch MacBook Pro's single core and multi-core speed, which may restart the conversation about Macs with ARM chips in the future.

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04:02
Netflix is now available on Sky Q boxes

Sky customers can now watch Netflix via their Sky Q set-top boxes. The streaming service is built directly into Sky's TV guide and is accessible from the on demand tab. If you're an existing Netflix user, you can just link your account to your Sky se...

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04:00
How to stop selfie photos from appearing in iOS 12’s...

In iOS, any photo you take with the front-facing camera (some people call it the selfie cam) is automatically sorted into an album called Selfies. But what if you don't want photos taken with the selfie cam to appear in Selfies? (The Selfies album in iOS 12 is located in the Photos app, under a section called Media Types.)

There is a way to suppress images from appearing in the Selfies album or remove them without deleting them, though it takes some effort. You can't disable the album nor can you modify images within Photos in iOS to make this happen, but you can use a round-trip export: transfer the photos to your Mac, modify them, and then transfer the pictures back to your iPhone. When the photos are on your Mac, you modify the photo's metadata-the details about how a picture was taken.

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03:49
Even taking iPhone selfies develops cinematography...

iPhone selfies can do more than just provide Instagram fodder, suggests filmmaker Jason Reitman. Even the most basic use of a smartphone camera helps people to gain an instinctive understanding of principles that can help anyone with ambitions to create YouTube videos or more …

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03:39
UK government wants Apple to open up iPhone NFC chip...

The UK government is set to launch an app that will help EU citizens apply for residency in the UK post-Brexit. The process involves filling out a short form, taking a selfie, and scanning the chip inside their passport using their phone’s NFC reader.

The problem is Apple does not give developers full access to the NFC chip inside iPhones. NFC reading APIs only support the NDEF data format. The government’s plan is simply not possible with iOS as it stands today.

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The post UK government wants Apple to open up iPhone NFC chip to let EU citizens scan passports electronically for Brexit app appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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03:36
Apple may invest in iHeartMedia to promote Apple...




Apple is mulling over an investment into the financially-troubled iHeartMedia, a report claims, with a possible cash injection into the largest radio broadcaster in the United States potentially taking the form of a massive marketing partnership to drive more users to Apple Music.

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03:32
Lenovo already has a cheaper slider phone

Oh no, we're not done with Chinese slider phones just yet. Following the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 and Honor Magic 2, today Lenovo unveiled the Z5 Pro which is another notch-free Android slider made for China, but with the main difference being its price point...

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03:30
Tim Berners-Lee who used a NeXT Computer to write...

The father of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee, said back in 1990 that the 'NeXT' computer that Steve Jobs invented was "intuitive on the outside and extensible and cool engineering on the inside." He went on to describe the ease of working with the NeXT computer: "Programming the WorldWideWeb client was remarkably easy on the NeXT." Tim Berners-Lee in 2018 is now saying that the big Tech Giants have to be split up.

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03:27
Review: Jaybird's Tarah Pro may be the best...




The Tarah Pro is liable to become a go-to set of Bluetooth earbuds for runners, weightlifters, and other fitness enthusiasts, handily beating out most of the competition -- including Apple.

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03:10
Spotify is just $6.8 million away from profitability

If anyone was expecting to see Spotify's growth tail off, then the company's latest earnings report is chock full of disappointment. The streaming service has managed to increase the number of paying subscribers to 87 million, up from 83 million thre...

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03:03
Rumored deal with iHeartMedia could see Beats 1...

Apple’s Beats 1 streaming radio station could expand to become a traditional broadcast radio show if a suggested partnership with iHeartMedia comes off.

iHeartMedia is America’s largest radio group, operating more than 850 stations across the US …

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The post Rumored deal with iHeartMedia could see Beats 1 broadcast on 850 US radio stations appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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03:02
Amazon prepares Alexa for the midterm elections

Amazon knows you'll ask Alexa all sorts of questions about the midterms and politics in general, so it's been preparing the voice assistant for the event. It has teamed up with nonprofit digital encyclopedia Ballotpedia to equip Alexa with answers fi...

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03:00
Hi-top fade: When your Apple judging is too obvious

Apple announces its quarterly results today so that means it’s time to get your shots in to try to drive the price of its stock down so you can buy it cheaper before people realize the company isn’t actually going out of business.

Seeking Alpha isn’t the only place where such stock shenanigans go on but they are here for it!

Author “Long Term Tips” wants you to know that “Apple's Foundation Is Crumbling.”

Apple started to fade after the death of their CEO.

It faded right up to a trillion dollar valuation. That’s a Kid ’n Play-style fade.

To read this article in full, please click here

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03:00
iPhone users spend $101 every month on tech purchases

Slickdeals, a crowdsourced shopping platform, asked 1,000 iPhone users and 1,000 Android users about their unique behaviors, lifestyle choices, personality traits, and spending habits. They found that iPhone uses spend about $101 each month on tech purchases.

The survey revealed distinct differences in spending habits among iOS and Android respondents, heavily influenced by the relationship between income and product prices. Typically, those with higher incomes can comfortably afford, and are likely to purchase, iPhones due to the fact that Apple products normally cost more than Androids.

According to Slickdeals CEO Josh Meyers, iPhone users make an average salary of $53,251 and are more likely to splurge on commodity items than those with Androids. On the contrary, Android users make an average salary of $37,040, making it a plausible reason as to why they may be drawn to the cheaper prices of Android products. ...

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02:36
Black Friday 2018: When the deals start, how to get...

Ready or not, holiday shopping season begins soon. Here's what you should know before you part with your cash during Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

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02:30
The Morning After: Mario Flashback

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

It's already November? This month arrives with a slew of new Macs, and we'll explain how you can tell them apart even when their specs seem similar at first glance. Also, Google employees around the world are...

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02:25
iHeartMedia Hopes that Apple will take a stake in...

The Financial Times is reporting that Apple is exploring a tie-up with iHeartMedia, the Largest US radio group that announced on Monday that it had expanded into Mexico. The company filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 back in March 2018. Creditors of iHeartMedia have been contacting potential investors ahead of a deadline later this month to file a reorganization plan with the bankruptycy court.

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02:24
Geekbench scores for new iPad Pro surface, rivals...

Apple said that the new iPad Pro with its A12X chip was faster than “92% of portable PCs” at its announcement event on Tuesday. Apple uses ‘PCs’ as a nice euphemism for both Windows and Mac computers without directly slighting its own Macs.

Geekbench benchmarks for the new iPad Pro have shown up online, and the scores are certainly impressive. The iPad reports ~5030 in single-core, and ~18000 in multi-core. The single core score goes to toe-to-toe with a 2.6 GHz i7 2018 MacBook Pro …

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02:22
Apple in Talks to Buy Stake in U.S. Radio Group...

Apple has held talks with iHeartMedia to buy a stake in the U.S. radio company, according to a new Financial Times report citing people familiar with the matter.

iHeartMedia is currently $20 billion in debt, with audiences gradually turning away from radio in favor of digital music services like Spotify and Pandora. The radio group filed for bankruptcy in March, and has been in contact with several potential investors ahead of a deadline later this month to file a reorganization plan with the bankruptcy court.

iHeartMedia is hoping Apple will take an equity stake worth millions of dollars, according to FT sources, although discussions between the two companies are still in the early stages and no deal has been agreed. Apple declined to comment, while iHeartMedia did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

The report suggests Apple is angling for a deal in...

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02:15
Apple posts full “There’s More in the Making” media...

If you missed Apple’s “There’s More in the Making” media event this week, the company has posted it on YouTube. During the two-hour event held in Brooklyn, New York on Tuesday, Apple announced the new iPad Pro with its edge-to-edge display, a much-anticipated new generation of the Mac mini, the new MacBook Air and more.

The event also marks the first time an iPad’s Home button has been replaced with a similar interface to that found on the iPhone X in 2017. The new iPads also feature a USB-C port in place of the traditional Lightning port.

The event also included the much-awaited update to the Mac mini, which now comes with a T2 chip for security and speed, as well as the MacBook Air with a Retina display and Touch ID.

If you missed the event live, you can now watch it using Apple’s official Apple Events app for Apple TV, on Apple’s website or via Apple’s official YouTube channel.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via...

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02:15
Apple releases macOS 10.14.1 Mojave update

If you’ve been hankering for the first major update to macOS 10.14 Mojave, it’s here.

Apple on Tuesday released its macOS 10.14.1 Mojave update.

The update, a 6.00 gigabyte download through the App Store’s “Update” tab, offers the following fixes and changes:

– Added support for Group FaceTime video and audio calls, which support up to 32 participants simultaneously, are encrypted end-to-end for privacy and can be initiated from a group Messages conversation or joined at any time during an active call.

– Added over 70 new emoji characters, including new characters with red hair, grey hair and curly hair, new emoji for bald people, more emotive smiley faces and additional emoji representing animals, sports and food.

– The macOS 10.14.1 Mojave update improves the stability, compatibility and security of your Mac.

If you’ve had a chance to try the macOS 10.14.1 Mojave update and have any feedback to offer, let us know what you make of it in...

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02:01
Tesla's Summon upgrade turns vehicles into...

Tesla's self-parking Summon feature is getting an upgrade, and it'll be ready in less than six weeks. In a series of tweets, chief executive Elon Musk revealed that the beefed-up feature will now allow vehicles to drive around parking lots, find empt...

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02:00
Eve Room review: a smart air-quality monitor for...

This HomeKit-enabled accessory tracks indoor temperature, humidity, and volatile organic compounds over time.

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02:00
How 'free' Wi-Fi hotspots can track your...

Some free Wi-Fi hotspots are tracking the locations of users who've signed on even if they're no longer connected. PCWorld investigates how this happens.

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02:00
Apple’s charging 20% more for every product this...

After Tuesday’s “More in the Making” event, Apple has officially rolled out its full suite of products for 2018 and beyond. It’s an impressive slate of Macs, iPhones, and iPads, and they will no doubt top many a wish list during the holiday season.

Now that we know exactly what Apple will be selling for the next 12 months, a disturbing trend has emerged, one that gives new meaning to the word “more.”

First, let’s take a look at last year’s entry-level pricing for new products:

  • iPhone 8: $699
  • iPad Pro 10.5-inch: $649
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch: $799
  • Apple Watch Series 3 with GPS: $329
  • Apple Watch Series 3 with GPS + Cellular: $399
  • Mac mini: $499
  • MacBook Air: $999

Those are all expensive for sure, but not necessarily luxury. And now take a look at this year’s prices:

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02:00
Here comes the next wave of cord-cutting

Cord-cutting has dramatically transformed TV, but the biggest changes are coming up next.

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02:00
How to use passes in Wallet in iOS 12

The Wallet app in iOS 12 allows you to store data from rewards cards, passes, and more, along with your Apple Pay info.  Some passes automatically appear at the right time or place because they include information based on time or location. 

For example, when you arrive at the airport, your boarding pass should appear. Slide to unlock your device to display and scan your pass. There are two quick ways to use a pass:

If you have a credit, debit, prepaid, or store card in Wallet, or a rewards card that works with Apple Pay, open Wallet by double-clicking the Home button. 

If you turned on Automatic Selection for a rewards card or store credit card, use that pass by holding your iPhone near the merchant's contactless reader with your finger on Touch ID.

If you want automatic notifications for things like flight updates or coupons and sales for nearby stores, follow these steps:

  • Tap Settings > Notification Center >...

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01:02
Hyundai and Kia will outfit their cars with solar...

Solar panels on cars aren't just reserved for luxury brands or experimental vehicles. Hyundai and Kia have laid out plans to equip "selected" cars with solar panels on their roofs or hoods. They'll help charge batteries for electric vehicles and hybr...

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00:12
QuickBooks 17.2.29.702 - Financial management and...

QuickBooks helps you manage your business easily and efficiently. Organize your finances all in one place, track money going in and out of your business, and spot areas where you can save.

  • Built for Mac OS - Looks and works like you'd expect
  • Create invoices, pay bills, and manage expenses
  • Gain insight into your business with over 100 reports
  • New tool lets you easily track mileage
  • New multi-user options offer simultaneous access to QuickBooks data

Note: the price shown reflects the "Essentials" monthly subscription. To view more pricing options, go here.



Version 17.2.29.702:

Note: Currently available for $10.

  • 1099 Report calculations
  • PAID Stamp on Invoices
  • Stability / Performance
  • Upgrade to Latest menu item



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00:08
You can finally play 'Old School Runescape...

After years of being confined to computers, Old School Runescape has finally made it to mobile. More than a full year after developer Jagex promised the port, the throwback version of the wildly popular MMORPG is now available to play on iOS and Andr...

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Wednesday October 31

23:09
How to get the ECG app on Apple Watch

The ECG app for Apple Watch was announced at the September event and will be available by the end of 2018 as a free software update. The ECG app requires Apple Watch Series 4 which features electrodes in the digital crown and the back plate of the device. Due to legal reasons, the ECG app is limited by region.

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23:01
How to customize the expiration time for audio...

There’s a feature in iMessage that allows you to send and receive audio messages. By default, these messages automatically delete after two minutes to save space in iCloud and on your device. Follow along to learn how to customize the expiration time for audio messages.

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The post How to customize the expiration time for audio messages on iPhone and iPad appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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23:01
Jaybird's Tarah Pro wireless earbuds offer 14...

While true wireless earbuds might be all the rage in 2018, a lot of folks still prefer their audio gear to be tethered. For those people, companies like Jaybird continue to roll out new products with improved features. Today, that company is introduc...

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23:00
How to set timers on iPhone

iPhone can be great at keeping us on top of lots of different tasks and one way it can help with that is the use of timers. Follow along for how to set timers on iPhone, including the best way to set multiple timers.

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21:18
MIT-developed AI learns language like a child does

When you teach language to AI systems, you typically use annotations that describe how words work. But that's not practical in many cases -- even if everybody agrees on those annotations, they often take a lot of time to produce and can still seem un...

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20:06
Apple declares iPhone 5 obsolete six years after...




As this year's cutting edge iPhone XS and XR handsets ship to rave reviews, Apple quietly declared its six-year-old iPhone 5 -- itself once considered the world's most advanced smartphone -- obsolete.

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19:59
Xcode 10.1 - Integrated development environment (IDE...

Xcode includes everything developers need to create great applications for Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Xcode provides developers a unified workflow for user interface design, coding, testing, and debugging. The Xcode IDE combined with the Cocoa frameworks and Swift programming language make developing apps easier and more fun than ever before. Xcode includes the Xcode IDE, Swift and Objective-C compilers, Instruments analysis tool, simulators, the latest SDKs, and hundreds of powerful features.



Version 10.1:

  • Xcode 10.1 includes Swift 4.2.1 and SDKs for iOS 12.1, watchOS 5.1, tvOS 12.1, and macOS Mojave

Xcode 10 features:

  • Dark mode in macOS Mojave
  • All-new dark appearance throughout Xcode and Instruments
  • Asset catalogs add dark and light variants to customize colors and image assets
  • Interface Builder easily switches between dark and light variants of the app's interface...
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19:59
Cocktail 12.0.2 - General maintenance and...

Cocktail is a general purpose utility for macOS that lets you clean, repair and optimize your Mac. It is a powerful digital toolset that helps hundreds of thousands of Mac users around the world get the most out of their computers every day.

The application serves up a perfect mix of maintenance tools and tweaks, all accessible through a clean and easy to use interface. Cocktail's features are arranged into five categories that helps you manage various aspects of your computer. It also comes with an automatic Pilot-mode that allows you to simply press a button and relax, knowing that Cocktail will take care of the rest.



Version 12.0.2:

  • Addresses compatibility issues with macOS Server
  • Addresses an issue in which VoiceOver may stop working after clearing audio components cache
  • Addresses compatibility issues with Radeon graphics drivers
  • Added macOS Mojave 10.14.1 compatibility
  • Resolves a...
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19:59
Espionage 3.7 - Simple, state-of-the-art encryption...

Espionage offers state-of-the-art encryption and plausible deniability for your confidential data.

Sometimes, encrypting your data isn't enough to protect it. That's why Espionage 3 goes beyond data encryption. You can create multiple master passwords, each protecting an isolated set of folders. Every protected folder can also advertise completely different data, depending on whether it's locked or unlocked. Espionage 3 is also the most secure Espionage yet, featuring AES-256 encryption by default, and scrypt to protect your passwords from even the most powerful of adversaries.

Features

  • Source code available for security professionals.
  • Designed for plausible deniability. Multiple master passwords through Folder Sets. Want two versions of your email? Espionage can handle that.
  • Enhances deniable encryption by creating fake Folder Sets and fake disk images.
  • Laptop-theft tracking apps (like Undercover)...
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19:59
macOS Mojave 10.14.1 - The latest OS from Apple.

macOS Mojave delivers new features inspired by its most powerful users but designed for everyone. Stay focused on your work using Dark Mode. Organize your desktop using Stacks. Experience three new built-in apps. And discover new apps in the reimagined Mac App Store.

Dark Mode

  • Experience a dramatic new look for your Mac that puts your content front and centre while controls recede into the background.
  • Enjoy new app designs that are easier on your eyes in dark environments.

Desktop

  • View an ever-changing desktop picture with Dynamic Desktop.
  • Automatically organize your desktop files by kind, date or tag using Stacks.
  • Capture stills and video of your screen using the new Screenshot utility.

Finder

  • Find your files visually using large previews in Gallery View.
  • See full metadata for all file types in the Preview pane.
  • Rotate an image, create a PDF...
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19:59
iExplorer 4.2.6 - View and transfer files on your...

iExplorer is an iPhone browser for Mac lets you view the files on your iOS device. By using a drag and drop interface, you can quickly copy files and folders between your Mac and your iPhone or iTouch. It works with both jailbroken and non-jailbroken iPhones and works quickly with a standard USB cable.

Features

  • All the best technology from Phone to Mac, Phone Disk, and iExplorer 3, and then some
  • One-click recovery of music and videos straight to iTunes
  • Explore and export photos and videos (even from older iPods)
  • Mount any folder or category, including playlists and photo albums, then browse in Finder and open with other apps
  • Browse any iTunes backups (encrypted too). Export: Messages (including attachments), notes, voicemail, call history, contacts, calendars...
  • Works with all types of iPhones, iPads, iPod Touch, and regular iPod



Version 4.2.6:

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19:02
Apple adds iPhone 5 to list of ‘vintage and obsolete...

Apple this week has updated its list of vintage and obsolete products to make a notable addition. As of October 30th, the iPhone 5 is now categorized as vintage in the United States and obsolete in the rest of the world.

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The post Apple adds iPhone 5 to list of ‘vintage and obsolete’ products, officially ending repair support appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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17:47
What was your favorite announcement at Apple’s...

As October comes to close, we ended with Apple’s second and final fall hardware event. Yesterday, the company took over the Brooklyn Academy of Music to unveil a new Retina MacBook Air, the first update to the Mac mini in over four years, and a pair of new iPad Pros.

What was your favorite announcement at Apple’s October event?

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The post What was your favorite announcement at Apple’s October event? [Poll] appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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16:46
2018 Mac mini: what you need to know




It's been four years since Apple last updated its Mac mini, but the company apparently heard calls to refresh the beloved headless Mac and on Tuesday delivered a machine worth waiting for.

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15:59
Apple's Keynote now Available along with 15...

Yesterday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple's Enthusiastic Keynote in Brooklyn Hit a Grand Slam with their new MacBook Air, Mac Mini, iPad Pro & Accessories." In a follow-up report we present the full Apple Event Keynote clearly marking where each major segment begins so that you advance to any segment you want in the order you want to watch it in. For Lana Del Rey fans, there's a segment marked to get you there pronto. Our report also includes a collection of 15 jumbo photos of various segments of the Keynote.

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15:00
Updated Certificate for Game Center Authentication

On November 12, 2018, a new certificate for server-based Game Center Player ID verification will be available via the publicKeyUrl property of generateIdentityVerificationSignature, and the previous certificate will expire.

Make sure your app always retrieves and uses the current publicKeyUrl value so it automatically uses the new certificate. If your app caches the certificate or hardcodes the certificate URL, it will require an update.

Learn more

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15:00
Updated Certificate for Game Center Authentication

On November 12, 2018, a new certificate for server-based Game Center Player ID verification will be available via the publicKeyUrl property of generateIdentityVerificationSignature, and the previous certificate will expire.

Make sure your app always retrieves and uses the current publicKeyUrl value so it automatically uses the new certificate. If your app caches the certificate or hardcodes the certificate URL, it will require an update.

Learn more

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14:50
iPad Pro, Mac mini, and MacBook Air pre-orders now ‘...

Users who pre-ordered products announced at Apple’s iPad Pro and Mac event yesterday are in for a surprise. Apple has began charging customers’ credit cards and order statuses are now flipping to Preparing to Ship.

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14:34
Twitter for iOS adds new floating compose button,...

Update: Twitter also now says that starting today, some users will see a new option to view the latest tweets first. We previously reported on this change here.

Twitter is rolling out a new compose button design to its iOS app, the company announced this afternoon. The new compose interface is based around a floating action button, similar to many Android applications.

more…

The post Twitter for iOS adds new floating compose button, additional spam report options appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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14:30
Which MacBook should you buy? Here’s how the Retina...

After years since a major update, the new Retina MacBook Air was unveiled yesterday sporting a major design refresh, updated processor, Touch ID, USB-C and much more. Let’s take a look at how the Retina MacBook Air compares to the rest of the MacBook lineup and which one you should buy.

more…

The post Which MacBook should you buy? Here’s how the Retina MacBook Air compares to the rest of the lineup appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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14:16
AppleCare+ for Mac with accidental damage coverage...

Apple has today expanded its AppleCare+ for Mac accidental coverage program to several more countries. The program was previously available in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand but is now available in new countries across Europe, North America, and more.

more…

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13:34
AppleCare+ for Mac comes to Canada, Mexico, Europe...




Apple is bringing its AppleCare+ for Mac with accidental damage warranty coverage to several additional markets, giving customers in Canada, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and large swath of Europe extra peace of mind for a price.

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13:17
First 2018 MacBook Air unboxing videos hit YouTube




The embargo has lifted on first look videos of Apple's redesigned 2018 MacBook Air, meaning the web is awash with obligatory unboxing content just a day after the laptop was revealed at a special event in New York.

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13:01
9to5Mac Daily: October 31, 2018

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

https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2018/10/9to5Mac-Daily-10-31-2018.mp3

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12:56
Reese’s created a machine to swap out all the...
12:51
Nomad Base Station Apple Watch Edition is a classy...

Nomad has just started shipping its new Base Station Apple Watch Edition (US$119.95), a Qi-compatible wireless charger that includes an integrated Apple Watch charger. We received one of the docks for review; let’s take a look.

Design

Compared to many of the less expensive Chinese knockoff docks that a lot of companies are selling, the Nomad Base Station Apple Watch Edition is a work of art. Rather than being a soulless piece of white plastic, Nomad put some definite design smarts into this product.

Nomad Base Station Apple Watch Edition. Photo ©2018, Steven Sande

It’s a dark aluminum pad about 6.5 inches wide x 4 inches deep (165.1mm x 101.6mm) with rounded corners, with a large black leather pad on which your iPhone or other device sits to be charged. That pad has three individual charging coils...

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12:36
New 2018 MacBook Air Shown Off in Unboxing Videos on...

Following the introduction of new iPad Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini models at yesterday's event, Apple provided some YouTubers with MacBook Air review units, and the first unboxing videos are now available.

For its last several product releases, Apple has been providing early review units to smaller YouTubers, a strategy that lets us get opinions on the new device from less mainstream sources. Today's unboxing videos provide some interesting MacBook Air tidbits and a first look at Apple's newest notebook.

The MacBook Air features a Retina display with slim black bezels like the MacBook or MacBook Pro, three color options, a slimmer body, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, a 1.6GHz Core...

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12:33
Apple Daily Report: Pixelmator plans new photo...

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

The Pixelmator Team is planning to release a brand new app for the iPad: a collection of nondestructive, desktop-class color adjustments, a set of machine learning-enhanced film emulation presets, a Repair tool to remove unwanted objects from photos, support for editing RAW images, and more.

Apple released iOS 12.1. And according to the company’s release notes, it “adds a performance management feature to prevent the device from unexpectedly shutting down, including the option to disable this feature if an unexpected shutdown occurs, for iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

Apple released watchOS 5.1 on Tuesday along side iOS 12.1, but pulled update after some Apple Watch owners were left with watches that stopped working.

The MacJury of Mark Fuccio, David Ginsburg, ...

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12:15
First Retina MacBook Air unboxing videos show color-...

Following Apple’s Brooklyn event yesterday with hands-on time for the press, the first 2018 MacBook Air unboxing videos have started to hit YouTube. While these aren’t full reviews, they offer a good first look at what customers will get out of the box when orders begin arriving next week.

more…

The post First Retina MacBook Air unboxing videos show color-matched Apple stickers, 30W charger, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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12:08
Apple Shares Full Video of October iPad Pro and Mac...

If you missed Apple's "There's more in the making" October 30 event that focused on new iPad Pro models and Macs or if you just want to rewatch, the event video in its entirety is now available from Apple's YouTube channel, in addition to the Apple Event website.

At the event, which was held at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York City, Apple unveiled its fall iPad and Mac lineup. The company debuted overhauled iPad Pro models with an edge-to-edge display, no Home button, slim bezels, and a TrueDepth camera system for Face ID.

The new iPads, priced starting at $799 for the 11-inch model and $999 for the 12.9-inch model, feature USB-C instead of Lightning, have no headphone jack, and have a super fast A12X Bionic chip.

Apple also introduced a revamped $1,199...

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11:50
AppleCare+ for Mac With Accidental Damage Coverage...

AppleCare+ for Mac with accidental damage coverage is now available in Canada, Mexico, and many countries across Europe and the Middle East, including Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Sweden,...

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11:24
Everything you need to know about the new 13-inch...




It's been 10 years since Steve Jobs revealed the original MacBook Air, a laptop so thin he introduced it by pulling it out of an envelope. In those 10 years, Apple hasn't changed the iconic large bezel design of the MacBook Air at all -- until now.

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11:20
Apple’s ‘There’s more in the making’ event video now...

Apple has just published the entire video of this week’s “There’s more in the making” event on YouTube. During the two-hour event held in Brooklyn, New York on Tuesday, Apple announced the new iPad Pro with its edge-to-edge display, a much-anticipated new generation of the Mac mini, the new MacBook Air and more.

more…

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11:09
iOS 12 is Now Installed on 63% of Active Devices...

A month and a half after release, Apple's iOS 12 operating system is installed on 63 percent of active devices released over the course of the last four years, according to updated iOS 12 installation statistics shared on the App Store support page for developers.

Following the release of iOS 12, Apple has been sharing details on installation rates in a new way, providing information on both newer and older devices.

While 63 percent of devices released in the last four years are running iOS 12, 60 percent of all iOS devices out in the wild have the update installed.

Among all iOS devices, 29 percent continue to run iOS 11 while 11 percent run an earlier version of iOS. As for devices released within the last four years, 30 percent continue to run iOS 11 while 7 percent have an earlier version of iOS installed.

iOS 12 installation has...

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11:03
Apple pulls watchOS 5.1 update

Apple released watchOS 5.1 on October 30, in conjunction with iOS 12.1, tvOS 12.1, and macOS Mojave 10.14.1. The update added the same 70 new emoji found in iOS 12.1, audio Group FaceTime, and a new “color” watchface.

Today, Apple has pulled the 5.1 update after reports from some users that it is “bricking” their Apple Watches. A small percentage of users are getting stuck in an endless boot loop when applying the update.

Apple has acknowledged the problem and issued the following statement:

To read this article in full, please click here

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10:58
9to5Mac Happy Hour 197: MacBook Air, Mac mini, and...

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple’s October 30th event and the new MacBook Air, Mac mini, iPad Pro, and much more.

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

Sponsored by Hyper: Get 25% off the new HyperDrive USB-C Hubs for MacBook Pro.

Sponsored by...

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10:54
The best Thunderbolt 3 docks for Apple's 2018...




The inclusion of Thunderbolt 3 on the MacBook Pro and iMac has created an entire industry of docks and other accessories that take advantage of Thunderbolt 3's high bandwidth and power delivery capabilities, by providing more ports that can expand a Mac's connectivity. AppleInsider compares some of the best options on the market.

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10:30
Helium implicated in weird iPhone malfunctions

Enlarge / Helium-filled balloons. (credit: Warren Rohner)

Reddit user harritaco discovered something rather unusual about the iOS devices used at their place of work. iPhones and Apple Watches stopped working unexpectedly,...

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10:27
Apple has shown great interest with In-Air Gesturing...

Apple acquired Israel's PrimeSense for technology that ultimately led to Face ID now on Apple's premium iPhones and new iPad Pro. The other related technology PrimeSense had a great number of patents on (01, 02, 03, 04, 05 and more) was using their depth camera to allow users to control a UI with in-air gesturing that could be used with a computer desktop, notebooks and future mixed reality headsets. Apple has tried to acquire another leader in this field but have hit a wall.

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10:01
FaceTime Live Photos returns in iOS 12.1.1, flip...

In iOS 12.1.1, currently in beta, Apple has restored the FaceTime Live Photo capture feature that was removed in iOS 12.0. They have also dramatically improved the FaceTime UI, bringing mute and flip camera actions to the main view — no longer hidden in the submenu.

The Live Photos feature returns, but both devices must be updated to use it. The expanded card view in FaceTime has also been improved. More screenshots below …

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09:49
Best media streaming devices

Roku Streaming Stick vs. Amazon Fire Stick vs. Chromecast vs. Apple TV, and more. Which streaming device is best for cord cutters? Our buying guide will help you pick the right accessories for your TV.

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09:38
Which MacBook should you buy? MacBook vs. Air vs. Pro

There’s a very helpful graphic attached to this post to really give you a good sense of the specs and offerings.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:28
Mophie’s Charge Stream Desk Stand wireless...

After Mophie announced its convertible stand and pad Qi wireless charger a couple of months ago, its Charge Stream Desk Stand is now available for purchase.

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The post Mophie’s Charge Stream Desk Stand wireless convertible charger for iPhone now available appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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09:24
MacBook Air vs. iPad Pro is a choice between the...

This will be an interesting problem for many of us. I’m in the market for a new device and am torn between these two new offerings. What would push me over the edge to the iPad Pro would be for Adobe to (soon!) announce the full version of Lightroom is available for the iPad Pro, as they announced for Photoshop.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:21
Apple restarts developer beta cycle with iOS 12.1.1...




Apple has recommenced its beta testing cycle following yesterday's release, with new versions of iOS 12.1.1, tvOS 12.1.1, and macOS 10.14.2 available for testing by developers.

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09:20
iOS 12.1.1, tvOS 12.1.1, and macOS 10.14.2 beta 1...

Hot off the heels of the public releases for iOS 12.1, tvOS 12.1, and macOS 10.14.1, Apple is today pushing out its first beta for iOS 12.1.1, tvOS 12.1.1, and macOS 10.14.2 for developers.

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09:06
Apple Development Conferences

There are a lot of Apple developers out there these days. And it often seems like few groups like to share information more than those who work in the Apple space. So where can you go to learn more about Apple development? There are a lots of websites and code camps, but what about annual conferences?

  • WWDC: San Jose, CA – This is the grandaddy of them all. Hear from the people who build the frameworks and IDEs directly! But registration is limited and no everyone can go to that one place at that one date and time of the year. Also, different conferences can give different perspectives, so even if you go to WWDC every year, it’s worth looking at some of these other conferences as a +1!
  • AltConf: San Jose – Everything from iBeacons to how to name a product. The big thing is that it’s held alongside WWDC so I mention it first. By developers for...

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09:05
Apple Seeds First Developer Beta of iOS 12.1.1 With...

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming iOS 12.1.1 update to developers, one day after the release of iOS 12.1, a major update that brought multiple new features to the operating system that runs on the iPhone and iPad.

Registered developers can download the new iOS 12.1.1 beta from Apple's Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center. Apple warns in its release notes that iOS 12.1.1 should only be deployed on "devices dedicated for iOS 12.1.1 beta software development."

As a 12.1.x update, the new software is minor in scale and has been released to address bugs that were not able to be fixed in the iOS 12.1 update. According to Apple's release notes, iOS 12.1.1 "contains bug fixes and improvements."

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08:46
New MacBook Air threatens both MacBook and MacBook...




This latest portable does not slot neatly into Apple's existing Mac portable range -- the mix of power and price mean we can expect to see other models change or even die. AppleInsider examines which of Apple's current products are most threatened by this machine.

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08:30
An ITC Judge Painfully Points Out that one of...

In the latest FOSS Patent report covering the Qualcomm-Apple legal war, owner Florian Mueller delivers a powerful opening statement: "There's a lesson for life that Qualcomm may have learned in recent weeks as an unintended side effect of its dispute with Apple: if smart judges figure out whom they can trust, the facts are not for sale."

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08:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Latest MacBook Pros $300 off,...

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

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08:15
B&H drops prices for 2018 MacBook Pros

While everyone’s attention is focused on the MacBook Air, B&H is quietly shaving hundreds of dollars offRemove non-product link the 2018 models of the 15-inch and 13-inch...

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08:13
Apple's Acquisition of AR Startup Leap Motion...

A new article by Business Insider today takes a look into failed talks that occurred between Apple and startup Leap Motion, which the Cupertino company tried to acquire twice in less than five years. Leap Motion is a company that focuses on making advances in the fields of virtual reality, augmented reality, and hand tracking technology.

According to multiple unnamed insiders, the most recent deal was nearing completion in spring 2018 before poor management, "swirling negatives," and "eccentric behavior" of Leap Motion's young co-founders Michael Buckwald and David Holz halted the talks.

Prior to that, in 2013 the first meeting was held between the two companies and things reportedly went very poorly after Holz -- then 24 years old -- said he had no interest in joining Apple. Sources say Holz was insulting to Apple's staff, told the company representatives...

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08:09
T-Mobile one step closer to Sprint merger after...

T-Mobile has today shared that it has received approval from its majority shareholder, Deutsche Telekom, to move forward with the existing merger agreement with Sprint.

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07:59
Leap Motion passed on multiple $50M acquisition...




Apple was close to acquiring augmented reality startup Leap Motion earlier this year, its second attempt to buy the firm, but a report claims the deal fell through days before it was due to close, with the company's co-founders' opinions of Apple likely to have caused the purchase to fail.

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07:58
Apple Watch business to grow 40% YOY in 2019 with...

Apple is set to report their quarterly earning results tomorrow and while they still don’t break out Apple Watch numbers specifically, analyst firm UBS is positive on their estimates for the Apple Watch business this year. UBS believes Apple will ship around 24 million Apple Watches across 2018 which includes Series 1, Series 3, and some Series 4 sales. UBS expects the Apple Watch market to grow even more next year, however, with a 40% year-over-year increase to about 33 million watches sold across the year predicted.

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07:54
Cocktail 12.0.2 - General maintenance and...

Cocktail is a general purpose utility for macOS that lets you clean, repair and optimize your Mac. It is a powerful digital toolset that helps hundreds of thousands of Mac users around the world get the most out of their computers every day.

The application serves up a perfect mix of maintenance tools and tweaks, all accessible through a clean and easy to use interface. Cocktail's features are arranged into five categories that helps you manage various aspects of your computer. It also comes with an automatic Pilot-mode that allows you to simply press a button and relax, knowing that Cocktail will take care of the rest.



Version 12.0.2:

  • Addresses compatibility issues with macOS Server
  • Addresses an issue in which VoiceOver may stop working after clearing audio components cache
  • Addresses compatibility issues with Radeon graphics drivers
  • Added macOS Mojave 10.14.1 compatibility
  • Resolves a...
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07:53
10 ways the iPhone XR is worse than the iPhone XS [...

In our hands-on iPhone XR top features post, we discussed twenty of the best features found on Apple’s budget-minded iPhone. The iPhone XR, as it turns out, is a great phone that I think anyone looking to upgrade from pre-iPhone X devices should consider. It features the same A12 processor as the latest iPhone XS, the same enhanced wide angle camera, and comes with high-end niceties like an all-screen display and Face ID.

The iPhone XR is a compelling new hardware release for Apple, and it starts at $749, which is much less than the $999 entry-level price of the flagship iPhone XS. Yet, the iPhone XR isn’t perfect. Compromises needed to be made to meet such a price point, and some of those compromises are relatively glaring. Watch our hands-on video as we consider some of the worst iPhone XR features....

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07:42
Espionage 3.7 - Simple, state-of-the-art encryption...

Espionage offers state-of-the-art encryption and plausible deniability for your confidential data.

Sometimes, encrypting your data isn't enough to protect it. That's why Espionage 3 goes beyond data encryption. You can create multiple master passwords, each protecting an isolated set of folders. Every protected folder can also advertise completely different data, depending on whether it's locked or unlocked. Espionage 3 is also the most secure Espionage yet, featuring AES-256 encryption by default, and scrypt to protect your passwords from even the most powerful of adversaries.

Features

  • Source code available for security professionals.
  • Designed for plausible deniability. Multiple master passwords through Folder Sets. Want two versions of your email? Espionage can handle that.
  • Enhances deniable encryption by creating fake Folder Sets and fake disk images.
  • Laptop-theft tracking apps (like Undercover)...
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07:32
macOS Mojave 10.14.1 - The latest OS from Apple.

macOS Mojave delivers new features inspired by its most powerful users but designed for everyone. Stay focused on your work using Dark Mode. Organize your desktop using Stacks. Experience three new built-in apps. And discover new apps in the reimagined Mac App Store.

Dark Mode

  • Experience a dramatic new look for your Mac that puts your content front and centre while controls recede into the background.
  • Enjoy new app designs that are easier on your eyes in dark environments.

Desktop

  • View an ever-changing desktop picture with Dynamic Desktop.
  • Automatically organize your desktop files by kind, date or tag using Stacks.
  • Capture stills and video of your screen using the new Screenshot utility.

Finder

  • Find your files visually using large previews in Gallery View.
  • See full metadata for all file types in the Preview pane.
  • Rotate an image, create a PDF...
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07:30
Apple reportedly offered up to $50m for Leap Motion...

A new report from Business Insider today reveals that after making its first stab at acquiring Leap Motion back in 2013, Apple may have made another offer between $30m-$50m for the augmented reality start up this year.

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The post Apple reportedly offered up to $50m for Leap Motion, co-founder likely killed deal with belief that Apple is ‘the devil’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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07:22
High iPhone ASPs, massive holiday quarter sales...




Apple's quarterly results report arriving on Thursday should preclude a great December quarter, both Loup Ventures and UBS suggest, with the average selling price of iPhones anticipated to grow for the important holiday shopping period.

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07:16
New iPad Pro comes with 4GB of RAM, 1TB version may...




Although all of Apple's new iPad Pros are nominally supposed to offer the same performance as they all boast the same A12X processor, 1-terabyte models may actually have superior RAM, according to one developer.

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07:13
Apple Pay 'Making Up a Lot of Ground' With...

A new report out this week by Bloomberg highlights Apple's ongoing efforts to boost adoption of Apple Pay, which is said to be gaining more traction this year thanks to the launch of Apple Pay Cash, as well as a growing number of of retailers supporting the mobile wallet. Although it still struggles to surpass rival mobile wallets, analyst Gene Munster argues that Apple's real advantage lies in the fact that it's the only digital wallet with payment options for mobile apps, desktop, peer-to-peer, and in stores.

According to Munster, Apple Pay Cash's launch in December 2017 "was a big missing piece" to the Apple Pay ecosystem, and has led the company to "make up a lot of ground" with its competition in 2018.

In...

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07:11
The spacious 1TB SanDisk Ultra SSD is one of the...

We all know the pain of having a sluggish computer or—worse—running out of drive space, but today, you can boost your storage and performance with a sweet SanDisk deal on Amazon. The spacious...

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07:00
Engadget giveaway: Stay protected and connected...

Kaspersky Lab, has been a familiar name in infosec for quite some time, uncovering malware and espionage tools all along the way. These finely honed skills are also available to help everyday people protect their data and manage their digital lives....

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06:48
AAPL earnings Q4 2018: Analysts optimistic as stock...

A day after Apple’s iPad Pro and MacBook Air event, and one day ahead of AAPL earnings for fiscal Q4, both investors and analysts seem pretty optimistic …

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06:45
With AirPower MIA, the Nomad Base Station for Apple...

This morning Nomad has announced a new addition to its ever-expanding lineup of Apple-friendly accessories. The Nomad Base Station for Apple Watch delivers familiar wireless iPhone charging with an added slot for your wearable. With AirPower still nowhere to be found from Apple, Nomad is looking to fill the void with its own solution.

The new Apple Watch version takes the previous generation model and makes a few tweaks, while also adding a $20 premium to its price tag. Head below for more details.

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06:45
Apple Watch Owners Asked To Return Devices For...

Apple has pulled an update for its smartwatches after some owners complained the software -- watchOS 5.1 -- had caused their devices to stop working. From a report: The problem appears to have baffled the firm's repair staff, and there appears to be no way at present for owners to restore the products themselves. Several have said they have been told they need to send in the devices for a fix. Apple said it intended to release a revised update soon. Those affected reported that their watches had become stuck in a state showing the Apple logo -- but nothing else -- on their screens. One owner of a newly released Series 4 model said he had been told it would take the firm's repair staff up to a week to decide whether his device needed to be repaired or replaced.


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06:44
Apple Wins Photonic Crystal Coatings Patent that...

Yesterday the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 45 newly granted patents for Apple. Due to the Apple event at The Brooklyn Academy of Music yesterday where Apple launched their new MacBook Air, Mac mini and iPad Pro, I decided to postpone some granted patent reports. One of Apple's latest granted patents covers the possibility of Apple using Photonic Crystal coatings on future devices. The coatings could have active areas that brighten a spot of color on an iPhone to alert users of a message or other things and when the alert has been dealt with, the brighter spot on your iPhone's back side will return to the color of the Phone and blend back in.

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06:38
Island nation Vanuatu will use drones to transport...

For island nations and countries without the infrastructure for reliable transportation, drones can do more than take photos or collect data: they can transport supplies to save lives. The Pacific island country of Vanuatu, for instance, has teamed u...

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06:33
Helium temporarily bricks iPhones and Apple Watches...

A new report from iFixit today looks into a curious case of many iPhones and Apple Watches failing at a hospital, at the same time. At first the cause was thought to be an electromagnetic pulse, but further investigation revealed the issue was helium.

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06:33
2018 iPad Pro: everything you need to know




With an "all screen" design, TrueDepth with Face ID, A12X Bionic processor, next-generation Apple Pencil and more, Apple's newly unveiled iPad Pro is more revolution than evolution. AppleInsider breaks down all the details.

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06:30
Apple adds iPhone 8 and iPhone X to the list of...

Just when you thought battery gate was safely in the past, Apple has reminded us that it’s never really going to go away. As first reported by The Verge, Tuesday’s release of iOS 12.1 brought an under-the-radar “feature” that may raise the eyebrows of iPhone 8 and iPhone X users.

According to the iOS 12.1 release notes, Apple has brought its “performance management feature” to iPhone 8 and iPhone X. You’ll find the same language on Apple’s iPhone Battery and Performance support page. What it means is that now all iPhones up to the latest XS and XR models have a built-in setting that...

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06:19
Google's new reCAPTCHA doesn't require a...

Google first launched its bot-detection reCAPTCHA system in 2007, which means that for over 10 years we've been deciphering garbled text, identifying street lights and clicking tiny boxes in a bid to prove we're human and subsequently access the site...

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06:15
Apple Pay expected to arrive in Belgium this November




Apple Pay should finally launch in Belgium sometime next month, initially through a single bank, according to a local newspaper.

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06:00
mophie's new powerstation USB-C 3XL: Power to...

mophie has been the go-to company for battery cases and external battery packs to keep your iPhone or iPad going strong, but with the powerstation USB-C series of battery packs, there’s plenty of power to keep even a MacBook Pro charged up and going well beyond the capacity of the built-in batteries. In this review, we’ll take a look at the mophie powerstation USB-C 3XL ($199.95), the latest and most powerful of mophie’s USB-C battery packs.

Design

Beginning with its first mophie battery cases for iPhone, the company has always kept an eye on the looks of its products. That’s the first thing that hits you when you see the powerstation USB-C 3XL — it looks more like a fabric-wrapped book than a battery pack.

That gray fabric wrap does more than just make the 3XL look good; it helps you to...

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06:00
What to look for when buying headphones

In 2018, most people are listening to music or a podcast at some point during the day. And in order to avoid annoying your co-workers and fellow commuters, that requires headphones. These are rarely impulse buys, since they can cost a few hundred dol...

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05:46
iOS 12.1 Extends Battery-Related Performance...

Apple on Tuesday released iOS 12.1 following six weeks of beta testing. As mentioned in the release notes, the software update extends Apple's performance management feature to the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X.

From the release notes:Adds a performance management feature to prevent the device from unexpectedly shutting down, including the option to disable this feature if an unexpected shutdown occurs, for iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.Apple has reflected this change on its iPhone Battery and Performance website, noting that performance management "may be less noticeable" on those iPhone models due to their "more advanced hardware and software design."

The performance management system was...

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05:45
Blizzard tweaks its Overwatch Contenders feeder...

Blizzard has officially announced the modifications it's making to Overwatch Contenders 2019 following the leak of some of the most divisive changes. The biggest alteration will see the size of the various Contenders divisions scaled down from twelve...

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05:41
iPad Pro Diary: I’m hoping the new 12.9-inch model...

Apple said in the keynote that the 2018 12.9-inch iPad is ‘the ultimate iPad,’ combining that deliciously huge screen with something that is – thanks to the much smaller casing – still very portable. I’m hoping that it lives up to that description for me.

I wrote last time that I already knew Apple would be selling me a new iPad, my only question was whether it would be the 11-inch model, the 12.9-inch model or – most scarily of all – both …

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05:41
Apple to offer MacBook Pros with AMD Vega graphics...

Enlarge / This is the 2018 MacBook Pro next to the 2017 MacBook Pro. Can you tell the difference? Didn't think so. (credit: Samuel Axon)

Amidst the iPad Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini announcements yesterday, Apple also quietly updated its MacBook Pro lineup with more graphics power. Apple will offer new versions of the...

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05:37
iOS 12.1 adds battery management features to iPhone...




Apple's latest iOS update brings battery management routines including throttling phones that have chemically depleted batteries to the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X, though the company is optimistic most people won't notice any difference.

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05:30
'Red Dead Redemption 2' might not be...

Critics are gushing and it's already breaking records, but now it seems Red Dead Redemption 2 has hit a slight road bump. The problem lies with its high dynamic range (HDR) implementation, which some claim is essentially derived from an upscaled stan...

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05:27
Apple wants U.S. Supreme Court to undo previous...

Apple on Monday again urged the U.S. Supreme Court to undo a Ninth Circuit decision reviving an antitrust suit from app buyers accusing the tech giant of illegally monopolizing the iPhone, reports Law360.

It was in January 2017 that the tech giant first asked the Ninth Circuit on Friday to reconsider a published decision that revived a suit claiming that the Cupertino, California-based company monopolizes the market for iPhone apps. Apple argued in its petition that the panel hadn’t properly considered whether the consumer class could allege that they were directly harmed by distribution fees.

The panel's decision in January 2017 revived a California federal lawsuit. Earlier that month the 9th...

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05:25
∞ Paint it Black, on a weird guitar/harp hybrid

[VIDEO] I’ve heard other songs played on this instrument, but somehow, this guitar-harp hybrid seems made for Paint it Black. Video embedded in main Loop post.

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05:22
iPhones are allergic to helium

Kyle Wiens, iFixit:

This is the kind of tale that you don’t hear every day. Erik Wooldridge is a Systems Specialist at Morris Hospital near Chicago. During the installation of a new GE Healthcare MRI machine, he started getting calls that cell phones weren’t working. Then, some Apple Watches started glitching.

This is just an incredible read. Don’t want to give anything away, just dig in. Great story, well told.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:16
The 2018 iPad Pro models are a downgrade in one...

The 2018 iPad models are a huge step up in both design and specs, but one Twitter user comparing specs spotted that they are a downgrade in one respect …

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05:16
∞ Rene Ritchie hands-on with the new iPad Pro

[VIDEO] Terrific, densely detailed, hands-literally-on look at the new iPad Pro from Rene Ritchie, part of his excellent Vector series. Lots to absorb here, 5 minutes well spent. Video embedded in the main Loop post.

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05:15
Google's Halloween game puts a ghoulish twist...

Head on over to Google.com today and you'll be able to play an interactive doodle game to mark Halloween. Great Ghoul Duel is a team multiplayer showdown set in a haunted house that sees two squads of neon ghosts munching "spirit flames". Each little...

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05:08
Pixelmator Photo for iPad offers machine learning-...




The developers behind the popular image editing application Pixelmator are planning to release a new iPad app, Pixelmator Photo, which aims to provide all of the tools needed to perform desktop-class alterations to photographs on Apple's tablet.

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05:07
Surgery students ‘losing dexterity to stitch...

BBC News:

A professor of surgery says students have spent so much time in front of screens and so little time using their hands that they have lost the dexterity for stitching or sewing up patients.

Roger Kneebone, professor of surgical education at Imperial College, London, says young people have so little experience of craft skills that they struggle with anything practical.

Fascinating. My kids all grew up as makers, crafters. They grew up sewing, soldering, painting and, in one case, learning how to sew a proper medical stitch.

I believe in teaching these sorts of skills. I wonder if future surgeons will have to take basic craft classes to qualify for medical school.

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05:00
Go pro with your Mac screen recordings with Screen...

Screen recording is a necessity whether you’re putting together a tutorial on how an app works, or just trying to record your favorite streaming shows. The best tool we’ve found for screen recording on Mac is Screen Grabber Pro from Acethinker, available from the Apple World Today Deals Shop for $28 (down from $59.95). And we’ll let you in on a little secret… use coupon code BOO15 when you’re checking out, and you can take another 15% off of that already low price!

This highly-rated app is sure to make your screen recording tasks easier to accomplish:

  • Create professional recordings w/ tools for editing in real time

  • ...

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05:00
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K review: This is the media...

Amazon's new Fire TV Stick sheds past mistakes and streams 4K HDR video at an unbeatable price.

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05:00
ZTE's latest phones promise tall screens for...

You don't have too many choices in the US when it comes to tall-ratio smartphones on a budget -- the Moto E5 series is on the short list. ZTE believes it can expand your options a little further. It's launching the Blade Max View (above) and Blade Ma...

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04:58
There is no reason for the MacBook to exist with the...

Reddit:

The baseline MacBook costs more than the MacBook Air and is a downgrade in literally every way. Smaller screen, older generation keyboard, 480p camera, no thunderbolt 3, only 1 port, worse CPUs that are from last generation, no Touch ID.

The MacBook no longer makes sense, and it didn’t even make sense compared to the baseline MacBook Pro.

Jim and I spent some time discussing this on yesterday’s Dalrymple Report. I do find the relationship between the MacBook Air and the MacBook a bit confusing.

Two comments from the linked Reddit thread:

I always thought that the Macbook was replacing the Macbook air, similar to what they did with the iPad

And:

You thought correctly. This new laptop is just a bigger MacBook (Retina). It’s not an Air.
Apple is just calling it an Air for...

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04:47
Apple passes 100 million active Mac users

Emil Protalinski, VentureBeat:

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced during the company’s “More in the Making” event in New York City that Apple has hit a new milestone: 100 million active Mac users. He added that 51 percent of Mac buyers are “new to Mac” and noted that in China that figure is 76 percent, highlighting growth in the world’s most populous country.

And:

By comparison, there are about 1.5 billion active Windows PCs.

Consider this point, made on Twitter by Horace Dediu:

40% of all Macs ever sold are still in use.

I wonder if you ignored the first 10 years of Mac purchases, if that 40% number would drop, even to 39%. To me, this says a ton about the impact the success of the iPhone and the evolution of the Apple ecosystem has had on the Mac.

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04:44
Apple Pay reportedly launching in Belgium in...

Belgian paper De Tijd is reporting that Apple Pay is launching in Belgium in November, initially for customers of BNP Paribas Fortis. The report says that it will initially be exclusive to the leading bank.

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04:41
Nubia X avoids a notch by adding a rear display for...

While local competitors like Vivo, Oppo, Xiaomi and Honor have been trying various sliding mechanisms to achieve all-screen, notch-free smartphone designs, Nubia decided to take the easy approach: Getting rid of the front cameras and forcing you to u...

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04:26
J.P. Morgan, Rosenblatt upbeat on Apple following...




Analysts have offered more opinions on Tuesday's Apple special event, with J.P. Morgan and Rosenblatt Securities issuing generally positive notes to investors about the refreshed MacBook Air and Mac mini, but were more enthused about the prospects of the new iPad Pro.

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04:21
The UK refuses to give up on a Mark Zuckerberg...

UK MPs are doubling down on their campaign to get Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear before them to answer questions on data privacy. Zuckerberg has previously refused MPs' requests, instead sending a representative to hearings. This time, though...

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04:14
Samsung reports strong OLED Earnings, weak...

A Korean report this morning says that Samsung posted a record operating profit of US$15.40 billion in the July-September period thanks mainly to its robust DRAM chip business. Smartphone earnings were down year over year. Samsung executives also talked about under the display fingerprint scanning and a foldable smartphone

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04:03
B&H and Adorama slash latest MacBook Pro prices...

B&H is offering $300 off the latest 15 and 13-inch MacBook Pros with prices starting at $1,699 shipped. Also available at Adorama. Apple’s 2018 13-inch MacBook Pros are also being discounted by up to $300 at B&H and Adorama. Today’s deal is a match of our previous mention and within $50 of the best price we’ve seen all-time. The standout deal for us is the entry-level 15-inch model at $2,199...

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04:02
Apple's Mac mini, MacBook Air, and iPad Pro...




On this special episode of the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and Daniel Eran Dilger talk through Apple's Brooklyn 'There's More in the Making' event. Dan was on site to talk to us all about the new products, and his hands-on impressions of them.

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04:01
Lenovo agrees license with Sony after practically...

Sony has signed a two-year patent licensing agreement that allows Lenovo to use the PSVR design for its Mirage Solo VR headset. Some virtual reality enthusiasts might have expected that from the moment Lenovo launched its standalone Daydream device....

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04:00
WaterField Designs debuts the Sutter Tech Sling bag

WaterField Designs has introduced the Sutter Tech Sling bag, a one-strap backpack in two sizes with dedicated pockets to hold Apple’s new new iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, the new MacBook Air, or the 13-inch MacBook Pro. 

Sutter Sling orders through Nov. 9 will include a complimentary new WaterField Stylus Pencil Case, a $39 padded accessory case with a dedicated Apple Pencil pocket. According to WaterField CEO Gary WaterField the new backpack is designed with features for easy access and comfort:

  • While remaining on one shoulder, the bag easily shifts to the front, allowing quick access to items in the exterior pocket from either side.

  • A unique swivel strap attachment grants 180-degree rotation so the bag rests flat against the body whether worn over one shoulder or crossbody....

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03:53
Opinion: The 2018 MacBook Air is the iPhone X’s ASP...

When Apple launched the iPhone X, it did more than just change the design language of the iPhone: it also offered a whole new pricing level. Not just for iPhones, but for any smartphone. It was a move that has significantly boosted the average selling price (ASP) of the iPhone range as a whole.

This is a trick Apple is now repeating with the 2018 MacBook Air

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03:32
Apple's powerful new Mac mini perfectly suits...




You asked for it and you got it, now let's see if you buy it. The new Mac mini is a fine machine but it's time to find out whether its fans are numerous or just disproportionately loud versus the market it is aimed at.

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03:31
Facebook bans far-right group the Proud Boys

Facebook is banning accounts and groups associated with the Proud Boys, a far-right extremist group linked to political violence in the US. Facebook has confirmed the move to TechCrunch, indicating that the group now meets the company's definition of...

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03:01
Marvel is developing a Falcon-Winter Soldier TV...

It's no secret that Disney is developing several shows for its upcoming streaming service. The House of Mouse has already confirmed Jon Favreau's Star Wars show about a lone space gunfighter called The Mandalorian. And previous reports say it's worki...

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03:00
Hopefully, we’ll at least get iMacs with updated...

The biggest surprise at yesterday’s Apple event was what wasn’t announced. No new iMac? I was expecting a 20th anniversary all-in-one — you can read about what I want by clicking here — but not even a speed bump was announced. 

I can’t imagine that Apple won’t even update the specs of the desktop all-in-one ASAP and add a TrueTone display. After all the company has updated the MacBook Pro, the MacBook Air, and the Mac mini with the promise of a new modular Mac Pro in 2019.

Intel’s 9th-generation Coffee Lake refresh chips arrived earlier this month. So, the iMac is currently two generations behind the competition.

As for the graphics department, there’s a chance the 2018 iMac might use AMD’s Vega graphics cards. In case Apple goes for one of the newest AMD card or one that is about to be released, then the iMac 2018 could...

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03:00
5 things we wish we could change with the new...

At long last, there’s a new MacBook Air! The most beloved of Apple’s laptops, after being largely neglected for several years, has gotta a total makeover. Apple says, “every part of the product has been redesigned and re-engineered.”

That’s good, right? It’s the MacBook Air we love, without the low-res display and huge silver bezels? With a processor that isn’t three years old? With more than eight gigs of RAM?

Yes, it’s all those things and more, but with all the new positive changes comes a handful of real disappointments. Here are the five things bugging us most about the new MacBook Air.

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02:30
We don’t need the MacBook Air and the MacBook

The new MacBook Air is pretty neat, soo why does Apple even need the MacBook line? Just make a less expensive (under $1,000), 11-inch Air.

Right now Apple’s laptop line-up makes no sense. There’s the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro, the 12-inch MacBook, and the 13-inch MacBook Air. The last two are both consumer models. Why two consumer models? A streamlined laptop line-up of MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs makes more sense.

Then there’s the iPad Pro. Apple specifically touted it as the “best selling computer of all time,” so it seems like it’s the “laptop” the company really wants you to buy.

Speaking of which, the MacBook Air’s FaceTime camera is only 720p compared to 1080p on the iPad Pro. Interesting.



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02:30
The Morning After: iPad Pro, Mac mini and Macbook Air

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Welcome to the middle of the week. Apple's Mac and iPad showcase was all about... Macs and iPads. The MacBook Air returns, minus some ports, the iPad Pro looks more like an iPhone (minus the notch) and the Mac m...

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02:19
Apple promotes creativity at upcoming Champs-Élysées...

Apple is celebrating the upcoming completion of its newest retail location in France. A new webpage highlights creative sessions arriving soon in Paris. The flagship store was mentioned onstage yesterday by retail SVP Angela Ahrendts during the special event keynote in downtown Brooklyn. An earlier report had confirmed the store would open sometime in November.

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02:00
Apple announces updated 13-inch MacBook Air with...

Over at the Brooklyn media event, Apple announced its new 2018 MacBook Air, complete with a Retina display, Thunderbolt 3, a redesigned trackpad and other new features.

The notebook now arrives in three finishes, and incorporates a pair of Thunderbolt 3 ports on the left side and a headphone jack on the right side.

The updated MacBook Air now offers four times the resolution of the previous MacBook Air. As such, the new design has ditched the aluminum bezels surrounding the old display, leading the display much closer to the edge.

Touch ID has also been integrated, though a full Touch Bar isn’t present. Touch ID is powered by the T2 processor which brings in a host of other functionality such as “Hey, Siri” support.

The 13.3-inch display offers a native resolution of 2560 x 1600, with scaled resolutions of 1680 x 1050, 1440 x 900, and 1024 x 640. With the Intel UHD Graphics 617, notebook can support one external display with 5120 x 2880 resolution at...

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02:00
Apple releases watchOS 5.1 update

Alongside Apple’s release of iOS 12.1, the company also released watchOS 5.1.

The update, which can be downloaded and installed via an Apple Watch and a paired iPhone, offers the following changes and fixes:

– Apple Watch Series 4 automatically contacts emergency services if you are immobile for about a minute after detecting a hard fall. The watch will now also play a message that informs the responder that Apple Watch has detected a fall and shares your location coordinates when possible.

– Fixes an issue that could cause an incomplete installation of the Walkie-Talkie app for some users.

– Resolves an issue that prevented some users from being able to send or receive invitations on Walkie-Talkie.

– Addresses an issue where some previously earned Activity awards were not showing in the
Awards tab of the Activity app for some users.

If you’ve had a chance to try out watchOS 5.1, please let us know about your experience in the...

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02:00
Fluance Ai40 Bluetooth speakers review: DSP power...

Fluance's Ai40's are affordable Bluetooth bookshelf speakers that sound great thanks to subtle psychoacoustic tricks applied by a DSP.

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02:00
8 ways the Apple Pencil 2 is better than the original

Provided you ignored the awful charging process, the Apple Pencil was a marvel of design—a stylus that looked, felt, and wrote much like an actual pen or pencil. That’s not to say it didn’t need some improvements (as we outlined in a wishlist earlier this month), but adding them seem to run the risk of overcomplicating the simple elegance that made the Pencil such a joy to draw and write with.

But with the Apple Pencil 2, Apple shows that it can significantly improve one of its trademark minimalist products without sacrificing much of its design’s power. Almost every new feature counts as an improvement over the previous model (although with some caveats). The only real drawbacks are the $30 price boost and the inability to use the Apple Pencil 2 with any device save the...

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01:37
iExplorer 4.2.6 - View and transfer files on your...

iExplorer is an iPhone browser for Mac lets you view the files on your iOS device. By using a drag and drop interface, you can quickly copy files and folders between your Mac and your iPhone or iTouch. It works with both jailbroken and non-jailbroken iPhones and works quickly with a standard USB cable.

Features

  • All the best technology from Phone to Mac, Phone Disk, and iExplorer 3, and then some
  • One-click recovery of music and videos straight to iTunes
  • Explore and export photos and videos (even from older iPods)
  • Mount any folder or category, including playlists and photo albums, then browse in Finder and open with other apps
  • Browse any iTunes backups (encrypted too). Export: Messages (including attachments), notes, voicemail, call history, contacts, calendars...
  • Works with all types of iPhones, iPads, iPod Touch, and regular iPod



Version 4.2.6:

Improved

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01:35
Apple pulls watchOS update that was bricking some...

There's another reason to be disappointed with the latest Apple watchOS 5.1 release besides the missing ECG feature. Some users have reported that the update has bricked their Apple Watches, according to a Reddit thread and 9to5 Mac. After the update...

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00:22
Xcode 10.1 - Integrated development environment (IDE...

Xcode includes everything developers need to create great applications for Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Xcode provides developers a unified workflow for user interface design, coding, testing, and debugging. The Xcode IDE combined with the Cocoa frameworks and Swift programming language make developing apps easier and more fun than ever before. Xcode includes the Xcode IDE, Swift and Objective-C compilers, Instruments analysis tool, simulators, the latest SDKs, and hundreds of powerful features.



Version 10.1:

  • Xcode 10.1 includes Swift 4.2.1 and SDKs for iOS 12.1, watchOS 5.1, tvOS 12.1, and macOS Mojave

Xcode 10 features:

  • Dark mode in macOS Mojave
  • All-new dark appearance throughout Xcode and Instruments
  • Asset catalogs add dark and light variants to customize colors and image assets
  • Interface Builder easily switches between dark and light variants of the app's interface...
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00:20
US government accuses Chinese hackers of stealing...

The Justice Department has charged ten Chinese nationals -- two of which are intelligence officers -- of hacking into and stealing intellectual property from a pair of unnamed US and French companies between January 2015 to at least May of 2015. The...

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Tuesday October 30

23:03
Facebook’s Level Up is available for game streamers...

Facebook is still continuing its assault against Twitch, as the social media giant has expanded its Level Up Program to game streamers around the world, totalling 21 countries. The Level Up Program helps streamers build a community on Facebook. Strea...

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23:00
How to charge Apple Pencil

With the release of the new Apple Pencil and the inherent compatibility issues between models, charging the device may become confusing depending on which model you have. Follow along to learn how to charge Apple Pencil….

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21:34
Samsung will bolster its mobile business with...

Samsung has posted a 17.57 trillion Korean won (US$15.45 billion) operating profit for Q3 2018 like it expected, setting a record high for the Korean corporation. As has been the case over the past years, its chip business is the company's top earner...

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19:59
TextMate 2.0.rc.13 - Code/markup editor with many...

TextMate is a versatile plain text editor with a unique and innovative feature set which caused it to win an Apple Design Award for Best Mac OS X Developer Tool in August 2006.

A rapidly growing community have created modes for more than a hundred different "modes" including support for all major programming languages, writing prose in structured formats such as LaTeX, Markdown, Textile, etc., blogging, running SQL queries, writing screen plays, doing your budget, and much much more.

Some of the features include:

  • collapsable text blocks - fold away the code you don´t want to see
  • recordable macros - you don´t have to write a script to automate tedious work
  • a CSS-inspired selector system which allows preferences and more to be applied to subsets of your document - you want return to do something different inside comments? or maybe you want spell checking enabled for your strings in C++, both can be done in seconds....
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19:59
iClock 4.5.5 - Customizable menu bar clock, calendar...

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

Features:

  • Have your Apple or Google calendar instantly available from the menubar
  • 2 types of calendars (tiny or big calendars) accessible from the menubar to help you see and easily edit your schedule and events
  • From the menubar tap the Time to see the local time and important info for any cities in the world in a handy customizable menu
  • 'Take 5' is a break or pomadoro timer to remind office workers to take a few minutes to get up and more around or exercise for health
  • Have the day, date, and time in different fonts and colors in the menu bar
  • Global Scheduler: helps you arrange the timing of international meetings to fit everyone's schedule
  • Set alarms instantly from the menubar for cooking eggs, making meetings, errands or anniversaries
  • Countdown timer, stopwatch...
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19:59
ForkLift 3.2.8 - Powerful file manager: FTP, SFTP,...

ForkLift is a powerful file manager and ferociously fast FTP client clothed in a clean and versatile UI that offers the combination of absolute simplicity and raw power expected from a well-executed Mac software.

ForkLift will connect to any remote server SFTP, FTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, Backblaze B2, Google Drive, Rackspace CloudFiles, SMB, AFP and NFS shares on your local network,- pretty much anything you can plug into or hook up to a Mac. ForkLift also carries a complete toolbox for managing your files, including Folder Synchronization, Multi-Rename, Archive handling, Application deleter, editing files over remote connections and many more. All these power features are packaged into a Finder-like, dual-pane interface that delivers superior workflow while remaining absolutely familiar to use, along with Quick Look, Spotlight search and all.

Features

  • Completely rewritten entirely in Swift
  • ForkLift Mini
  • Two-way Sync...
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SpamSieve 2.9.34 - Robust spam filter for major...

SpamSieve is a robust spam filter for major email clients that uses powerful Bayesian spam filtering.

SpamSieve understands what your spam looks like in order to block it all, but also learns what your legitimate messages look like to avoid confusion. SpamSieve only marks spam in your email client so you never lose any mail.



Version 2.9.34:

  • Made a variety of changes to work better with Apple Mail on macOS 10.14:
    • SpamSieve now uses a variety of heuristics to better detect when Mail finished launching before checking that its plug-in is enabled. This helps avoid annoying dialogs and prevents unnecessary rule deactivations if Mail takes a really long time to launch, e.g. on a slower Mac that has rebooted and is restoring all the previously open applications at once or if a utility such as iLock has halted Mail during the launch process.
    • SpamSieve can now protect you from a disabled plug-in when Mail launches...
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SpamSieve 2.9.34 - Robust spam filter for major...

SpamSieve is a robust spam filter for major email clients that uses powerful Bayesian spam filtering.

SpamSieve understands what your spam looks like in order to block it all, but also learns what your legitimate messages look like to avoid confusion. SpamSieve only marks spam in your email client so you never lose any mail.



Version 2.9.34:

  • Made a variety of changes to work better with Apple Mail on macOS 10.14:
    • SpamSieve now uses a variety of heuristics to better detect when Mail finished launching before checking that its plug-in is enabled. This helps avoid annoying dialogs and prevents unnecessary rule deactivations if Mail takes a really long time to launch, e.g. on a slower Mac that has rebooted and is restoring all the previously open applications at once or if a utility such as iLock has halted Mail during the launch process.
    • SpamSieve can now protect you from a disabled plug-in when Mail launches...
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Pinegrow 4.91 - Mockup and design webpages faster (...

Pinegrow (was Pinegrow Web Designer) is desktop app that lets you mockup and design webpages faster with multi-page editing, CSS and LESS styling, and smart components for Bootstrap, Foundation, Angular JS, and WordPress.



Version 4.91:

  • Visual control for CSS gradients and a library of gradient presets
  • Improved Visual CSS Grid Editor
  • Bootstrap 4.1.3
  • Automatically save the CSS file when the SASS or LESS source file change outside of Pinegrow
  • Bug fixes



  • OS X 10.9 or later



Download Now]]>

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Pinegrow 4.91 - Mockup and design webpages faster (...

Pinegrow (was Pinegrow Web Designer) is desktop app that lets you mockup and design webpages faster with multi-page editing, CSS and LESS styling, and smart components for Bootstrap, Foundation, Angular JS, and WordPress.



Version 4.91:

  • Visual control for CSS gradients and a library of gradient presets
  • Improved Visual CSS Grid Editor
  • Bootstrap 4.1.3
  • Automatically save the CSS file when the SASS or LESS source file change outside of Pinegrow
  • Bug fixes



  • OS X 10.9 or later



Download Now]]>

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19:59
iExplorer 4.2.6 - View and transfer files on your...

iExplorer is an iPhone browser for Mac lets you view the files on your iOS device. By using a drag and drop interface, you can quickly copy files and folders between your Mac and your iPhone or iTouch. It works with both jailbroken and non-jailbroken iPhones and works quickly with a standard USB cable.

Features

  • All the best technology from Phone to Mac, Phone Disk, and iExplorer 3, and then some
  • One-click recovery of music and videos straight to iTunes
  • Explore and export photos and videos (even from older iPods)
  • Mount any folder or category, including playlists and photo albums, then browse in Finder and open with other apps
  • Browse any iTunes backups (encrypted too). Export: Messages (including attachments), notes, voicemail, call history, contacts, calendars...
  • Works with all types of iPhones, iPads, iPod Touch, and regular iPod



Version 4.2.6:
Improved

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iExplorer 4.2.6 - View and transfer files on your...

iExplorer is an iPhone browser for Mac lets you view the files on your iOS device. By using a drag and drop interface, you can quickly copy files and folders between your Mac and your iPhone or iTouch. It works with both jailbroken and non-jailbroken iPhones and works quickly with a standard USB cable.

Features

  • All the best technology from Phone to Mac, Phone Disk, and iExplorer 3, and then some
  • One-click recovery of music and videos straight to iTunes
  • Explore and export photos and videos (even from older iPods)
  • Mount any folder or category, including playlists and photo albums, then browse in Finder and open with other apps
  • Browse any iTunes backups (encrypted too). Export: Messages (including attachments), notes, voicemail, call history, contacts, calendars...
  • Works with all types of iPhones, iPads, iPod Touch, and regular iPod



Version 4.2.6:
Improved

... | Read more »
19:59
Apple Safari 12.0.1 - Apple's Web browser.

Apple Safari is Apple's web browser that comes bundled with the most recent macOS. Safari is faster and more energy efficient than other browsers, so sites are more responsive and your notebook battery lasts longer between charges. Built-in privacy features are stronger than ever. It works with iCloud to let you browse seamlessly across all your devices. And it gives you great ways to find and share your favorites. Put it all together, and no other browser offers such a rich web experience.



Version 12.0.1:
Safari Reader:

  • Impact: Enabling the Safari Reader feature on a maliciously crafted webpage may lead to universal cross site scripting
  • Description: A logic issue was addressed with improved validation
  • Impact: Enabling the Safari Reader feature on a maliciously crafted webpage may lead to universal cross site scripting
  • Description: A cross-site scripting issue existed in Safari. This issue...
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Audio-Technica debuts a wireless model of its...

Audio-Technica's M50 headphones may have been designed for studio use when they debuted in 2007, but the original fixed-cable model and its successor (the M50x) became a popular option for everyday use. Now that wireless is all the rage -- thanks in...

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Bizarre 'Fallout 76' bug deletes beta...

Tonight the Fallout 76 beta was supposed to unlock for a few hours so players on Xbox One, PS4 and PC could test it out. Unfortunately for players on PC, for some reason many people saw the 50GB beta installation suddenly begin to redownload instead...

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18:36
Zuckerberg says iMessage biggest competitor to...




In a rare concession that Facebook's messaging services are threatened by an industry stalwart, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Apple's iMessage is leading Messenger and WhatsApp in key markets like the U.S.

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Everything Apple announced at its iPad Pro & Mac...

Another Apple event day has come to a close. This time, Apple took over Brooklyn in New York to unveil a brand new MacBook Air, an updated Mac mini, and new iPad Pros. Read on for our full Apple event recap.

more…

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17:25
How a Helium Leak Disabled Every iPhone In a Medical...

dmoberhaus writes: In one of the strangest system admin tales of all time, one IT guy details how a new MRI machine managed to disable every single iPhone, Apple watch and iPad in a medical facility while leaving the rest of the devices untouched. Eric Woolridge, a system administrator at Morris Hospital in Illinois, said in a detailed post on the r/sysadmin subreddit that helium was to blame for the malfunctioning iPhones. "[T]he MRI installation involves supercooling the giant magnet in the machine by boiling off liquid helium," reports Motherboard. "This evaporated helium is usually pumped out of the facility through a vent, but this vent was leaking the helium into the rest of the facility. In all, about 120 liters of helium (or about 90,000 cubic meters in its gaseous state) was pumped out of the MRI room and an untold amount leaked into the rest of the hospital."
In a blog post, iFixit notes that helium atoms can wreak havoc on MEMS silicon chips. "MEMS are...

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Everything Apple Didn't Announce at Today'...

Apple held a second hardware-centric fall event this morning in New York City, where the company launched updated iPad Pro models, a refreshed version of the MacBook Air, and a new Mac mini.

Prior to the event, though, there were rumors suggesting we'd also see some other products that didn't end up making an appearance.

iMac

Rumors suggested Apple was working on updated iMac models with new processors, but it doesn't look like the iMac lineup is going to get a 2018 refresh at this point.

There wasn't a lot of detail on what to expect from a new iMac, but Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo did say Apple was working on a version with an upgraded processor and a "...

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16:04
Major US carriers don't support dual SIM at...




Apple's new dual SIM feature, available with iPhone XS and XR models, was activated with iOS 12.1 on Tuesday, but the three biggest cellular carriers in the U.S. are not supporting the feature at launch.

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15:52
Which iPad should you buy? Here’s how Apple’s lineup...

Apple’s iPad lineup gained a pair of new iPad Pro models at its Brooklyn event today, coming in the form of 11-inch and 12.9-inch models. In addition to the new iPad Pro models, though, Apple is also still selling the last-generation model at lower price points.

This can make for a slightly convoluted pricing structure, but read on as we highlight the current state of Apple’s iPad lineup in terms of price.

more…

The post Which iPad should you buy? Here’s how Apple’s lineup compares in price appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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