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Monday August 5

08:02
While U.S. Manufacturing Company Flex closes Plants...

American tech manufacturer Flex has laid off more than 10,000 workers in China due to geopolitical risks relating to Huawei. Flex, formerly known as Flextronics International, is an American multinational technology manufacturer, the third largest in the world behind China's Pegatron that Apple uses in China. The plant making Huawei phones will be hit. On another front, Huawei's new operating system ...

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08:02
Grubhub and Seamless will deliver Shake Shack across...

Sometime soon, you won't necessarily need to wait until the buzzer in your hand goes off to know when your food is ready at Shake Shack. The popular burger chain is teaming up with Grubhub for nationwide delivery across the US.

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07:52
Apple stock getting hammered on renewed China trade...




China has not just asked state-owned business to stop buying American agriculture, but it has also devalued its own currency to counter President Donald Trump's 10% tariff threat on $325 billion in electronics -- and it is having a profound impact on Apple's stock and that of its suppliers.

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07:47
Today at Apple customer achievements are waiting for...

Every day, people visiting Apple Stores around the world share photos and videos of their creativity using the hashtag #todayatapple. Impressive portraits, illustrations, songs, and movies reveal remarkable talent unlocked by attending in-store sessions. The posts are inspiring and remind me that even ordinary people like myself can make something extraordinary today. But what happens tomorrow?

more…

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07:44
Flash deals: Up to $910 off MacBook Pros, 2019...




Flash deals are in effect at Amazon-owned Woot this Monday with 2018 MacBook Pro prices as low as $1,229. Meanwhile, Apple's latest 2019 models are also up to $300 off today only, with MacBook Pro prices starting at $1,599 and new MacBook Airs dropping to a record low $899.

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07:41
ASUS' camera-flipping ZenFone 6 goes on sale in...

ASUS' ZenFone 6 is now available in the US, a few months after the phone went on sale in Europe. The device starts at a fairly competitive $499.99 and you can pick it up from the ASUS Store, Amazon, B&H and Mobile Advance.

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07:30
HP Omen X 2S review: A dual-screen curio

A dual-screen gaming notebook sounds like a smart idea at first — who wouldn't want another display to keep an eye on Twitch streams and Discord chats? But is worth taking a gamble on unproven tech? That's what I've been asking myself...

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07:25
Crestron & Apple partnering for HomeKit &...




Crestron's popular TSR-310 touch screen home automation remote is getting full Siri, HomeKit, and Apple TV support in a firmware update.

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07:23
App users claim they’d pay up to $4/month for...

Users of 16 popular iOS and Android apps claim that they would be willing to pay a monthly subscription for popular apps if there was no longer a free version.

WhatsApp was the one most users would rather pay for than give up, while YouTube was the app for which they’d be willing to pay the highest subscription fee…

more…

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07:18
Spotify Premium now bundled with AT&T’s top...

Spotify has partnered with AT&T to bundle free premium subscriptions for the music streaming service to those with an “Unlimited &More” plan. Meanwhile, AT&T users with other plans will be able to get a six month free trial of Spotify Premium.

more…

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07:18
Some AT&T unlimited subscribers will get Spotify...

AT&T is adding a new streaming option to its Unlimited & More Premium wireless plan: Spotify Premium. AT&T customers with the Unlimited & More Premium plan are now eligible for Spotify Premium at no additional charge. Other select AT&...

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07:06
BBEdit 12.6.6

Adds basic support for C++ raw strings and changing the alert behavior when searching for text and no appropriate match is found. ($49.99 new, free update, 13.7 MB)

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07:02
The definitive list of songs used by Apple in...

This is simply incredible.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:00
Apple TV, Siri, and HomeKit integration lands on...

Home control system integration with Apple TV and Siri is one of the few features introduced in tvOS 12, and this week Crestron is releasing an update to its programmable touch screen remote to support the new feature.

more…

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07:00
Galaxy Watch Active 2 hands-on: Samsung’s balancing...

Samsung released the Galaxy Watch Active less than six months ago, but that doesn't mean it's too soon to move on to bigger and better things. Case in point: The Galaxy Watch Active 2, which the company is unveiling today. It's a slightly more...

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07:00
Fossil's latest stylish smartwatches can last...

Fossil's smartwatches are competent, but they don't really stand out among other Wear OS watches beyond their looks. You might have a more substantial reason from now on, though. The company's new Gen 5 Fossil Touchscreen Smartwatch has a few m...

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06:56
∞ iPhone connected to Sony Walkman? WILL IT WORK?

This series of experiments fascinates me. Heads up, this is not a cassette player, which is what first sprang to mind. Heh. Silly me.

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06:43
Group of 12 rare Apple-1s displayed at Vintage...




A group of 12 Apple-1 computers were brought under the same roof as part of the Vintage Computer Festival West at Mountain View's Computer History Museum, making it one of the biggest gatherings of the extremely rare Apple computers in recent history.

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06:34
Apple Card agreement prohibits cash advances,...

Considering signing up for an Apple Card? Read the Apple Card Customer Agreement, posted on the Goldman Sachs website (via Juli Clover, MacRumors).

A few highlights:

On the credit card APR:

13.24% to 24.24% when you open your account, based on your creditworthiness. After that, this APR will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate.

You may not use or permit your Account to be used for:

  • Any illegal purpose, including in connection with unlawful domestic or international gambling websites or to purchase illegal goods or services;
  • Cash Advances and Cash Equivalents;
  • Any purpose in any country or territory that is subject to economic sanctions administered and enforced by...
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06:29
Goldman Sachs is Banking on 900 Million+ Apple...

On Friday Patently Apple posted a report that contained a copy of the customer agreement form regarding the upcoming Apple Card. Today there's buzz that the Goldman Sachs Group's Apple Card could appear in Apple Stores as soon as this week.

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06:26
The History Of Computing: The Xerox Alto
06:15
Audi's E-Tron Scooter is a skateboard with a...

If Audi's E-Tron SUV is too big or pricey for you, don't worry... the company has something decidedly more accessible (and possibly fun) in store. It just unveiled an E-Tron Scooter meant to serve "multi-modal" travelers who only rarely hop into car...

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06:11
PDFConverterOCR for Mac revved to version 7.0

Cisdem has upgraded PDFConverterOCR for Mac to version 7.0.

Cisdem is a PDF Converter with OCR ability that can convert both normal and scanned PDF documents or images into other popular documents (including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Text, Rtfd, ePub, HTML, Keynote, Pages, and Image) while preserves original tables, text, fonts, images, graphics and hyperlinks. Version 7.0 is a maintenance upgrade with bug fixes, interface refinements, and performance tweaks.

Cisdem PDFConverterOCR is available now through the Cisdem website. A demo is available. A single user license of PDFConverterOCR is available for $59.99.

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06:11
PDFConverterOCR for Mac revved to version 7.0

Cisdem has upgraded PDFConverterOCR for Mac to version 7.0.

Cisdem is a PDF Converter with OCR ability that can convert both normal and scanned PDF documents or images into other popular documents (including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Text, Rtfd, ePub, HTML, Keynote, Pages, and Image) while preserves original tables, text, fonts, images, graphics and hyperlinks. Version 7.0 is a maintenance upgrade with bug fixes, interface refinements, and performance tweaks.

Cisdem PDFConverterOCR is available now through the Cisdem website. A demo is available. A single user license of PDFConverterOCR is available for $59.99.

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06:11
PDFConverterOCR for Mac revved to version 7.0

Cisdem has upgraded PDFConverterOCR for Mac to version 7.0.

Cisdem is a PDF Converter with OCR ability that can convert both normal and scanned PDF documents or images into other popular documents (including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Text, Rtfd, ePub, HTML, Keynote, Pages, and Image) while preserves original tables, text, fonts, images, graphics and hyperlinks. Version 7.0 is a maintenance upgrade with bug fixes, interface refinements, and performance tweaks.

Cisdem PDFConverterOCR is available now through the Cisdem website. A demo is available. A single user license of PDFConverterOCR is available for $59.99.

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06:11
PDFConverterOCR for Mac revved to version 7.0

Cisdem has upgraded PDFConverterOCR for Mac to version 7.0.

Cisdem is a PDF Converter with OCR ability that can convert both normal and scanned PDF documents or images into other popular documents (including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Text, Rtfd, ePub, HTML, Keynote, Pages, and Image) while preserves original tables, text, fonts, images, graphics and hyperlinks. Version 7.0 is a maintenance upgrade with bug fixes, interface refinements, and performance tweaks.

Cisdem PDFConverterOCR is available now through the Cisdem website. A demo is available. A single user license of PDFConverterOCR is available for $59.99.

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06:09
Comment: Kuo’s under-display Touch ID report is far...

A new report today suggests that Apple is bringing back Touch ID to iPhones. Unlike a sketchier report last month, this one says that under-display Touch ID will not replace Face ID, but rather supplement it, with 2021 iPhones able to be unlocked using either method.

The report certainly cannot be dismissed out of hand. While analyst Ming-Chi Kuo doesn’t have a perfect track-record, he has a far better one than most. Deep dives into Apple’s supply-chain means that he often has visibility on upcoming developments…

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06:07
PDF Checkpoint for macOS now notarized by Apple

Zevrix Solutions has released PDF Checkpoint 1.8.9, a maintenance update to company’s PDF preflight and conversion solution.

PDF Checkpoint automatically preflights, exports as images, splits and optimizes Adobe PDF files. The app is designed to help eliminate costly mistakes and optimize PDF documents for print, web and mobile devices. Version 1.8.9 was updated to satisfy forthcoming macOS security demands and has now received the seal of approval issued by the Apple notary service..

PDF Checkpoint can be purchased at the Mac App Store and Zevrix website for $39.95. The update is free to licensed users. A demo is available for download at the Zevrix website. PDF Checkpoint requires macOS 10.7 or higher.

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06:07
PDF Checkpoint for macOS now notarized by Apple

Zevrix Solutions has released PDF Checkpoint 1.8.9, a maintenance update to company’s PDF preflight and conversion solution.

PDF Checkpoint automatically preflights, exports as images, splits and optimizes Adobe PDF files. The app is designed to help eliminate costly mistakes and optimize PDF documents for print, web and mobile devices. Version 1.8.9 was updated to satisfy forthcoming macOS security demands and has now received the seal of approval issued by the Apple notary service..

PDF Checkpoint can be purchased at the Mac App Store and Zevrix website for $39.95. The update is free to licensed users. A demo is available for download at the Zevrix website. PDF Checkpoint requires macOS 10.7 or higher.

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06:07
PDF Checkpoint for macOS now notarized by Apple

Zevrix Solutions has released PDF Checkpoint 1.8.9, a maintenance update to company’s PDF preflight and conversion solution.

PDF Checkpoint automatically preflights, exports as images, splits and optimizes Adobe PDF files. The app is designed to help eliminate costly mistakes and optimize PDF documents for print, web and mobile devices. Version 1.8.9 was updated to satisfy forthcoming macOS security demands and has now received the seal of approval issued by the Apple notary service..

PDF Checkpoint can be purchased at the Mac App Store and Zevrix website for $39.95. The update is free to licensed users. A demo is available for download at the Zevrix website. PDF Checkpoint requires macOS 10.7 or higher.

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06:07
PDF Checkpoint for macOS now notarized by Apple

Zevrix Solutions has released PDF Checkpoint 1.8.9, a maintenance update to company’s PDF preflight and conversion solution.

PDF Checkpoint automatically preflights, exports as images, splits and optimizes Adobe PDF files. The app is designed to help eliminate costly mistakes and optimize PDF documents for print, web and mobile devices. Version 1.8.9 was updated to satisfy forthcoming macOS security demands and has now received the seal of approval issued by the Apple notary service..

PDF Checkpoint can be purchased at the Mac App Store and Zevrix website for $39.95. The update is free to licensed users. A demo is available for download at the Zevrix website. PDF Checkpoint requires macOS 10.7 or higher.

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06:04
Analyst: 2021 iPhones will have both Face ID, Touch...

In a note to clients — as noted by AppleInsider — analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is looking farther than usual in his crystal ball and predicting that at least some 2021 iPhones will have both Face ID and Touch ID. He thinks that, in two years, the Apple smartphone will adopt fingerprint on display (FOD) technology in 2021.

Chances this rumor is true, according to the Sellers Research Group (that’s me): 80%. Face ID and Touch ID would offer two secure authentication methods. And Apple has been granted a patent (number 9,747,488) for turning an entire display into a fingerprint reader by by taking advantage of acoustic imaging.

Chi also predicts that domestic pricing and shipment forecasts for Macs, iPhones, and iPads aren’t likely to be impacted by U.S. tariffs thanks to "proper preparations" made by Apple. In the long-term, the analyst thinks the tech giant’s non-Chinese production...

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06:00
Build An Empire With Sid Meier's Civilization...

Originally created by legendary game designer Sid Meier, Civilization is a turn-based strategy game in which you attempt to build an empire to stand the test of time. Explore a new land, research technology, conquer your enemies, and go head-to-head with history’s most renowned leaders as you attempt to build the greatest civilization the world has ever known. For a limited time, we have Civilization VI: Gold Edition available for $24.99 — that’s 75% off the usual price.

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Gold Edition is the perfect entry point for PC gamers who have yet to experience the addictive “one more turn” gameplay that has made Civilization one...

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06:00
What we're listening to: 'Soccer 101...

In this month's installment of our audio IRL, we're getting ready for European football with a podcasts. The season starts this week, after all. Senior News Editor Billy Steele is getting a proper soccer education while Senior Editor Dan Cooper takes...

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05:44
Android to add “Choose your default search provider...

Natalia Drozdiak, Bloomberg:

Starting next year, Google will prompt users to make a choice between Google and three other rival options as their default search provider. Google invited search providers to bid as part of an auction on the new choice screen, which will appear when a user sets up a new Android smartphone or tablet in Europe for the first time.

This is all about avoiding big EU antitrust fines. To get a sense of what the “choose your search provider” interface looks like, check out the pic in the Google blog post announcing the change.

Not clear if this change will be limited to the EU. Also not clear if this will impact Apple. Google pays for that default search provider spot. Will Apple be forced to open that spot up to similar competition?

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05:31
Juul's app-connected e-cigarette keeps tabs on...

E-cigarette manufacturer Juul has come under fire for contributing to teen smoking rates. Recently, the company has been scrambling to demonstrate its products are aimed at adults, not teens. Its latest defense is an app-connected e-cigarette which r...

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05:00
An Apple Car with no driver, steering wheel, pedals...

I’m still dubious that Apple will ever release a full-fledged automobile. But, for fun, let’s assume it will. At some point an “Apple Car may not only lack a driver behind the wheel, but also come without a steering wheel, gas or break pedals, a horn and review mirrors.

Way back in In 2014 IEEE, a technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, unveiled the findings of a survey that revealed expert opinions about the future of driverless cars, such as speed bumps to mass adoption, essential autonomous technologies, features in the car of the future, and geographic adoption. More than 200 researchers, academicians, practitioners, university students, society members and government agencies in the field of autonomous vehicles, participated in the survey.
When survey respondents were asked to assign a ranking to six possible roadblocks to the mass...

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05:00
How to take and edit a screenshot on any iPhone

Whether you just bought your first iPhone or have been using one since the home button clicked, there’s one thing you might not know: how to take a screenshot. But we’re here to help, no matter which model of iPhone you’re using. Here’s how.

iPhone 8 or earlier

If you have an iPhone with a Home button, you’ll use that button to take a screenshot. Simply hold down the Home button and the power button for a second or two and let go. Your iPhone will flash and make a click noise (if the audio is turned on) and a screenshot will be recorded.

iPhone X or later

The newest iPhones no longer have a Home button, so the method of taking a screenshot changed. Instead of using the Home button, you press and hold at the same time the volume up button and the power button for a second, then release. Your iPhone will flash and buzz, and your screen will be shot.

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05:00
PicoBrew shifts its focus from beer to coffee with...

In May of 2018 PicoBrew announced the Pico U -- a universal brewing machine that was supposed to make basically any beverage you could called "brewed", from coffee, to beer to horchata. Well, the story didn't end well for the Pico U. Its Kickstarter...

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04:35
The Morning After: Google Assistant can read out...

Welcome to your Monday! This week, we've got Samsung's big Unpacked event (Galaxy Note incoming), as well as Disney reporting on how its expansion is faring so far. Over the weekend, you might have missed an E3 data breach that leaked thousands of re...

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04:08
Tim Cook calls for bipartisan action after two mass...

Apple CEO Tim Cook has called for bipartisan action on the problem of gun violence in the US after two mass shootings in the space of 24 hours over the weekend …

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04:00
Apple looks to improve the Activity app on the Apple...

Apple has filed for a patent (number 20190232111) dubbed “Activity and Workout Updates” that involves improvements to the Activity app for the Apple Watch.

With the Activity app on your Apple Watch, you can track how much you move, exercise, and stand from day to day. You can check your progress for the day on the smartwatch, or check your entire history from the Activity app on your iPhone.

In the patent filing, Apple notes that approximately 133 million Americans currently suffer from at least one chronic health condition. This number is expected to rise to approximately 165 million by the year 2020. This deterioration in health can be attributed largely to a sedentary lifestyle with little to no physical activity. For example, lack of sufficient physical activity can increase the risk of developing diabetes, hypertension, colon cancer, depression and anxiety, obesity, and weak muscles and bones. In addition, recent studies have found that...

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04:00
Here’s why the Apple Pencil would be a good fit for...

At first sight, it looks weird to use an Apple Pencil on an iPhone, but if we’re looking at comparable dimensions, it’s not all that different from writing in a Moleskine pocket notebook with a regular pen or pencil. Apple may have had a similar realization lately, as new rumors from Citi Research (via Business Insider) claim that the iPhone will finally get “support for [an] iPhone pencil/stylus” later this year. Not only have we been hearing variations on this rumor for months now, but it even makes some sense now that Apple has finally relented and rolled out Apple Pencil support to all current models of the iPad. At this point, what’s another device?

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03:41
An iPhone with in-screen TouchID could ship as soon...




Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo isn't limiting himself to rumors about 2019 and 2020 phones, and has published one now predicting that the 2021 iPhone will have both Face ID and Touch ID.

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03:24
Ecleti releases My IP 2.4.2 for the Mac

Ecleti (www.ecleti.com) has released My IP 2.4.2 for the Mac .It’s an update of the utility that lets you know through which internet IP the world sees you.

Version 2.4.2 is a maintenance release with bug fixes. My IP 2.4.1 requires macOS 10.10 or higher. It costs $0.99 and is available at the Mac App Store.

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03:24
Ecleti releases My IP 2.4.2 for the Mac

Ecleti (www.ecleti.com) has released My IP 2.4.2 for the Mac .It’s an update of the utility that lets you know through which internet IP the world sees you.

Version 2.4.2 is a maintenance release with bug fixes. My IP 2.4.1 requires macOS 10.10 or higher. It costs $0.99 and is available at the Mac App Store.

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03:24
Ecleti releases My IP 2.4.2 for the Mac

Ecleti (www.ecleti.com) has released My IP 2.4.2 for the Mac .It’s an update of the utility that lets you know through which internet IP the world sees you.

Version 2.4.2 is a maintenance release with bug fixes. My IP 2.4.1 requires macOS 10.10 or higher. It costs $0.99 and is available at the Mac App Store.

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03:24
Ecleti releases My IP 2.4.2 for the Mac

Ecleti (www.ecleti.com) has released My IP 2.4.2 for the Mac .It’s an update of the utility that lets you know through which internet IP the world sees you.

Version 2.4.2 is a maintenance release with bug fixes. My IP 2.4.1 requires macOS 10.10 or higher. It costs $0.99 and is available at the Mac App Store.

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03:23
Kuo: 2021 iPhone Will Feature Fingerprint-Sensing...

Apple will launch an iPhone equipped with both Face ID and an on-display fingerprint sensor in 2021, according to a new investor note by Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and obtained by MacRumors.

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

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

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03:20
24U Software updates fmRESTor for FileMaker Server 18

24U Software has released a new version of the open-source PHP library designed for PHP developers to integrate their code with the RESTful FileMaker Data API without having to learn the FileMaker Data API itself. 

The new version brings support for all new features added to the FileMaker Data API with the recent release of FileMaker Server 18, while maintaining full compatibility with the FileMaker Server 17 Data API, as well.

fmRESTor requires PHP 5.6 or newer, including PHP 7, with support for cURL, and a FileMaker Server 17 or 18 to connect to. It’s available for free as open source, licensed under the “GNU LGPLv3” License.

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03:20
24U Software updates fmRESTor for FileMaker Server 18

24U Software has released a new version of the open-source PHP library designed for PHP developers to integrate their code with the RESTful FileMaker Data API without having to learn the FileMaker Data API itself. 

The new version brings support for all new features added to the FileMaker Data API with the recent release of FileMaker Server 18, while maintaining full compatibility with the FileMaker Server 17 Data API, as well.

fmRESTor requires PHP 5.6 or newer, including PHP 7, with support for cURL, and a FileMaker Server 17 or 18 to connect to. It’s available for free as open source, licensed under the “GNU LGPLv3” License.

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03:20
24U Software updates fmRESTor for FileMaker Server 18

24U Software has released a new version of the open-source PHP library designed for PHP developers to integrate their code with the RESTful FileMaker Data API without having to learn the FileMaker Data API itself. 

The new version brings support for all new features added to the FileMaker Data API with the recent release of FileMaker Server 18, while maintaining full compatibility with the FileMaker Server 17 Data API, as well.

fmRESTor requires PHP 5.6 or newer, including PHP 7, with support for cURL, and a FileMaker Server 17 or 18 to connect to. It’s available for free as open source, licensed under the “GNU LGPLv3” License.

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03:20
24U Software updates fmRESTor for FileMaker Server 18

24U Software has released a new version of the open-source PHP library designed for PHP developers to integrate their code with the RESTful FileMaker Data API without having to learn the FileMaker Data API itself. 

The new version brings support for all new features added to the FileMaker Data API with the recent release of FileMaker Server 18, while maintaining full compatibility with the FileMaker Server 17 Data API, as well.

fmRESTor requires PHP 5.6 or newer, including PHP 7, with support for cURL, and a FileMaker Server 17 or 18 to connect to. It’s available for free as open source, licensed under the “GNU LGPLv3” License.

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03:00
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that Apple will...

Following up on concerns as to additional tariffs, noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo released a new investor note on Sunday predicting how President Trump’s tariffs might affect prices. Kuo stated that he believes “the tariff may not impact the prices of Apple’s hardware products” in the United States.

Last week, Trump announced that the United States would impose a 10 percent tariff on another $300 billion worth of good imported from China. The tariffs would begin on September 1st.

Kuo wrote that Apple has likely made “proper preparations” for such a tariff, and that Apple will “absorb most of the additional costs” in the mid-short term. Kuo predicted that “prices of hardware products and shipment forecasts for the U.S. market will remain unchanged” despite the tariff.

The note stated that Apple’s non-Chinese production locations could likely meet “most of the demand from the U.S. markets” for the next two years. Kuo’s logic behind this is based on a combination of “...

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03:00
Verizon announces five new “Unlimited” phone plans,...

It never hurts to have different plans to choose from.

Verizon on Friday announced five new “unlimited” phone plans, four of which include extended access to Apple Music.

The plans, termed “Start Unlimited,” “Do More Unlimited,” “Play More Unlimited,” “Get More Unlimited,” and “Just Kids.” “Get More” and “Play More” include an Apple Music bundle, provided one of the customers is a Verizon subscriber. The “Start Unlimited” and “Do More Unlimited” bundle include six months of Apple Music access.

The plans are $5/month cheaper than their predecessors, and offer different terms regarding their data caps and video quality. The “Just Kids” is the most restricted, capped at 5 gigabytes of 4G with 480p video. “Start Unlimited” has no data cap, but is still locked to 480p video, and offers no tethering. 

“Do More” once again has 480p video, but a 50-gigabyte cap including 15 gigabytes of tethered use. Play More cuts that cap in half but with support for 720p...

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03:00
The Northern Spy: the future is not what it used to...

By Rick Sutcliffe

The usual bunch of idiots will be no longer. Mad magazine, which gored everyone’s ox in ways that ranged from hilarious to despicable (depending on whose ox) but were always in exquisitely wretched taste will cease publishing new material. One supposes that after a few retrospective collections, the whole thing will fold up like a deck of jokers. 

“What has this to do with a technology column?”, you ask. Nothing, but an indicator that the more things change the more different things become, even though in this case, the future is likely little more than a reprise of the past. But the Spy wonders whether parodies of politicians and other elites have become redundant in an age when many of the most prominent are their own parody. Whence the future from here? More below.

Change is certainly true of Apple where the service sector is now contributing more to Cupertino’s income than say, iPhones, and the long history of doing hardware assembly in...

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03:00
The Northern Spy: the future is not what it used to...

By Rick Sutcliffe

The usual bunch of idiots will be no longer. Mad magazine, which gored everyone’s ox in ways that ranged from hilarious to despicable (depending on whose ox) but were always in exquisitely wretched taste will cease publishing new material. One supposes that after a few retrospective collections, the whole thing will fold up like a deck of jokers. 

“What has this to do with a technology column?”, you ask. Nothing, but an indicator that the more things change the more different things become, even though in this case, the future is likely little more than a reprise of the past. But the Spy wonders whether parodies of politicians and other elites have become redundant in an age when many of the most prominent are their own parody. Whence the future from here? More below.

Change is certainly true of Apple where the service sector is now contributing more to Cupertino’s income than say, iPhones, and the long history of doing hardware assembly in...

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03:00
The Northern Spy: the future is not what it used to...

By Rick Sutcliffe

The usual bunch of idiots will be no longer. Mad magazine, which gored everyone’s ox in ways that ranged from hilarious to despicable (depending on whose ox) but were always in exquisitely wretched taste will cease publishing new material. One supposes that after a few retrospective collections, the whole thing will fold up like a deck of jokers. 

“What has this to do with a technology column?”, you ask. Nothing, but an indicator that the more things change the more different things become, even though in this case, the future is likely little more than a reprise of the past. But the Spy wonders whether parodies of politicians and other elites have become redundant in an age when many of the most prominent are their own parody. Whence the future from here? More below.

Change is certainly true of Apple where the service sector is now contributing more to Cupertino’s income than say, iPhones, and the long history of doing hardware assembly in...

| Read more »
03:00
The Northern Spy: the future is not what it used to...

By Rick Sutcliffe

The usual bunch of idiots will be no longer. Mad magazine, which gored everyone’s ox in ways that ranged from hilarious to despicable (depending on whose ox) but were always in exquisitely wretched taste will cease publishing new material. One supposes that after a few retrospective collections, the whole thing will fold up like a deck of jokers. 

“What has this to do with a technology column?”, you ask. Nothing, but an indicator that the more things change the more different things become, even though in this case, the future is likely little more than a reprise of the past. But the Spy wonders whether parodies of politicians and other elites have become redundant in an age when many of the most prominent are their own parody. Whence the future from here? More below.

Change is certainly true of Apple where the service sector is now contributing more to Cupertino’s income than say, iPhones, and the long history of doing hardware assembly in...

| Read more »
03:00
Blue Line Innovations EnergyCloud review: A simpler...

It's not as sophisticated as some other systems, but it costs less and is easier to set up.

| Read more »
03:00
Wemo WiFi Smart Light Switch 3-Way review: One of...

Excellent design, trouble-free installation, and elimination of the need for a matching switch gives Wemo another winner in the smart home space.

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03:00
Private Internet Access review: A great service with...

One of the more popular options in the VPN space is Private Internet Access. It made a name for itself by being notoriously cheap at around $40 per year, despite its desktop interface being kind of terrible at the time. These days you won’t find PIA as cheap as that, but the desktop app is a lot nicer. Plus, you get a ton of country options, good speeds, and for power users the ability to tweak your connection security.

Note: This review is part of our best VPNs roundup. Go there for details about competing products and how we tested them.
Private Internet Access: Security, software, servers, and speed
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PIA’s default view on Mac.

To read this article in full, please click here...

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02:42
MacFamilyTree 9.0.1 - Create and explore your family...

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

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

Overview

  • Well-structured, fast and...
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02:37
Deeper 2.4.7 - Enable hidden features in macOS.

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



Version 2.4.7:

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



  • macOS 10.14 or later



Download Now]]>

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02:27
Kuo: Apple Likely to Absorb Any US Tariff Cost...

Apple's domestic pricing and shipment forecasts aren't likely to be impacted by U.S. tariffs thanks to "proper preparations" made by the tech giant, according to a new investor note by Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and obtained by MacRumors.

Financial markets were rattled last week by President Donald Trump's surprise announcement of 10 percent tariffs on $300 billion of Chinese imports, effective September 1, in retaliation for moves by the Chinese government.

It's still unclear if Apple's products will come under the tariffs on toys, games, and consumer electronics, but if they do, Kuo believes Apple will absorb most of the additional costs in the mid-short term while increasing its non-Chinese production locations to avoid rising costs in the long run.

In the mid-short term, if Apple absorbs most of the additional costs due to tariffs, there will be a negative impact on its profits from its...

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02:19
Kuo: Apple to release iPhone with both Face ID and...

Ming-Chi Kuo today released a report claiming that Apple will bring back Touch ID fingerprint recognition to its iPhones starting in 2021. The analyst said that he believes Apple will release a iPhone with both Face ID and under-display Touch ID fingerprint biometrics.

Kuo says that over the next 18 months, a lot of technical issues will be resolved which will enable Apple to deliver the high-tier experience it strives for in its devices.

more…

The post Kuo: Apple to release iPhone with both Face ID and under-screen Touch ID in 2021 appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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02:15
Study suggests that e-scooter fleets aren’t as green...

Love them or hate them, e-scooters are an increasingly common sight in cities around the world. Even New York City, a long-time holdout against shared electric scooter programs, looks set to legalize them soon. Scooter companies like to claim their p...

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02:00
Apple R&D spending at an all time high

Apple research and development spending is at all-time highs and the tech giant is spending the largest proportion of its revenue on R&D since 2003, reports CNET.

Apple’s R&D bill came out to 7.9% of its total revenue. The Cupertino, California-based company is on pace to spend over $16 billion on research and development in 2019.

Chart courtesy of “CNET”

Also, in a recent conference call regarding Apple’s latest financial report, Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri hinted that R&D would continue to rise. He added hat the company’s $1 billion purchase of 2,000 Intel employees would require “upfront investment.”

| Read more »
00:10
Cloudflare cuts off extremist site 8chan after...

Cloudflare has announced that it will no longer provide security services to the far-right site 8chan following the deadly, mass shooting by a white nationalist in El Paso, Texas. That will open 8chan up to distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack...

| Read more »
00:00
How to silence iPhone calls without sending directly...

Do you ever find yourself in a situation where you want to silence an incoming call on your iPhone but you don’t want to send the person directly to voicemail? Read on for the difference between silencing and declining calls on iPhone.

more…

The post How to silence iPhone calls without sending directly to voicemail appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Sunday August 4

21:00
AI knitting system designs and creates garments

If you've ever wanted a custom bobble hat but your knitting skills aren't up to par, let the robots do it. Researchers at MIT's Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a computer-aided knitting system which ca...

| Read more »
20:59
EtreCheck Pro 6.0.3 - For troubleshooting your Mac;...

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

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

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



Version 6.0.3:

  • Fixes empty analytics for some users
  • Improves performance calculations
  • Other bug fixes and improvements



  • OS X 10.9 or later



Download Now]]>

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20:59
BetterTouchTool 3.172 - Customize multi-touch...

BetterTouchTool adds many new, fully customizable gestures to the Magic Mouse, Multi-Touch MacBook trackpad, and Magic Trackpad.

These gestures are customizable:

Magic Mouse:

  • Pinch in / out (zoom)
  • Single-finger tap left
  • Single-finger tap right
  • Single-finger tap middle
  • Single-finger tap
  • Single-finger click middle
  • Two-finger tap
  • Two-finger click
  • Two-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
  • Two-finger tip tap left/right
  • Three-finger tap
  • Three-finger click
  • Three-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
  • Four-finger swipe up/down
  • Four-finger click
  • TipTap left/right

Touchpad:

  • Single-finger tap top-left
  • Single-finger tap top-right
  • Single-finger tap top-middle
  • Single-finger tap bottom-left
  • Single-finger tap bottom-right
  • Single-finger tap bottom-middle...
| Read more »
20:31
'Star Trek: Picard' will have its own...

Streaming shows have had literary tie-ins before, but not quite like this. CBS All Access' upcoming Star Trek: Picard will have two works that serve as lead-ins to the series -- you'll want to read them if you intend to be fully informed before the...

| Read more »
19:01
Google Assistant can read out text replies on...

Google Assistant has long had the option to read your SMS messages aloud, but that hasn't done much good if your conversations lived in third-party apps. That shouldn't be an issue for long. Both Android Police and 91mobiles have noticed that Google...

| Read more »
17:40
Meteor impact may have started a 'mega-tsunami...

There appears to be stronger evidence of a possible ocean on ancient Mars. A recent study indicates that the meteor that created the 75-mile Lomonosov crater may have produced a "mega-tsunami" that left its mark on the planet. Its rim is the same hei...

| Read more »
17:35
Kuo: Apple to absorb added cost of any tariffs,...

Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is out today with a new investor note covering Apple’s supply chain and how President Trump’s latest rounds of tariffs might affect things. Kuo says that he believes “the tariff may not impact the prices of Apple’s hardware products” in the United States.

more…

The post Kuo: Apple to absorb added cost of any tariffs, invest in non-Chinese production appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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17:35
Kuo: Apple to absorb added cost of any tariffs,...

Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is out today with a new investor note covering Apple’s supply chain and how President Trump’s latest rounds of tariffs might affect things. Kuo says that he believes “the tariff may not impact the prices of Apple’s hardware products” in the United States.

more…

The post Kuo: Apple to absorb added cost of any tariffs, invest in non-Chinese production appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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16:18
Boeing may use two computers to fix 737 Max's...

Boeing may have a solution for the 737 Max flaw discovered in June. Both the AP and the Seattle Times claim the aircraft maker is developing new software that will take input from both of the aircraft's flight control computers to improve its reliab...

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16:05
Apple predicted to absorb iPhone, iPad, Mac cost...




Noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that any tariffs implemented by the US won't impact Apple's pricing because of supply chain moves implemented by Apple CEO Tim Cook, and because of that pre-planning, there won't be any impact to Apple's shipments.

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15:14
Microsoft wins patent for Controlling Audio on a...

Last month the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a granted patent for Microsoft titled "Volume adjustment on hinged multi-screen device." In 2019 Microsoft has been granted a pair of hinge-related patents for a folded Surface device and two patent applications on hinged devices that are likely to be a part of Intel's Project Athena that begins to roll out this fall.

| Read more »
13:25
Deal alert: $649 iPad Pros are back at Amazon




Just in time for back to school shopping, Amazon has reissued a $150 cash discount on Apple's standard 11-inch iPad Pro. Grab the latest model for $649, or save up to $200 on other current configurations, whiles supplies last.

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12:59
Apple's CEO weighs in on the Tragic Shootings...

With two mass shootings occuring in the United States this weekend in El Passo Texas and Dayton Ohio, Apple's Tim Cook tweeted his view on the matter. While Cook asked for the end of 'finger pointing,' the comments made below his tweet were the opposite of his wishes.

| Read more »
12:54
Review: Yamaha's AirPlay-ready MusicCast BAR...




Yamaha's MusicCast BAR 400 is a quality AirPlay 2-compatible TV sub and soundbar combo that's worth the price -- just don't expect to make much use of the company's iOS app.

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12:50
Logic Pros: How to use DeEsser 2 and its impressive...

One of the major new additions in the latest round of updates would have to be Logic Pro’s latest dynamics plug-in. After reviewing some of the more useful and practical features last week, we will be taking a closer look at how to use DeEsser 2 today, along with a rundown of the basics for beginners, its intelligent new Relative tech and some helpful tips for getting the most out of it. more…

The post Logic Pros: How to use DeEsser 2 and its impressive new detection tech appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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11:06
ICYMI: Sonos speakers, smart lights, Pokemon and more




Each week, there are a ton of great products that get released that we don't have time to cover. Here are our top picks for new gear from the last seven days you should check out, including new arrives in Apple Stores, Sonos/IKEA AirPlay 2 speakers and LIFX HomeKit bulbs.

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09:46
French inventor is first to cross English Channel...

It took a second try, but Franky Zapata has become the first to cross the English Channel using a hoverboard. The French inventor used his jet-powered Flyboard Air to travel the 22 miles from France to England in 22 minutes, briefly landing on a boat...

| Read more »
09:23
CEO Cook asks for end of 'finger pointing...




Following a second mass shooting in a 24-hour period in the United States, Apple CEO Tim Cook has expressed his support for the victims and families while also declaring a need for politicians to stop arguing and to 'address this violence for the good of our country.'

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08:51
Poll: Would you buy a 5G capable MacBook Air or...

A MacBook with cellular capabilities has been one of the top requests among Apple users for many years. Now, a report says we could see a 5G MacBook during the second half of 2020. What do you think of this rumor?

more…

The post Poll: Would you buy a 5G capable MacBook Air or MacBook Pro? appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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08:30
After Math: Five big numbers (and one maddeningly...

During a week when Greenland's glaciers lost more than 12 billion tons of ice in a single 24 hour period, it seems only fitting that we take a look at the largest sums that splashed across Engadget's headlines.

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08:04
Apple R&D spending continues to increase as it...

A new report from CNBC this weekend explores Apple’s growing investment in research and development. Apple reported its Q3 2019 earnings last Tuesday, revealing that its R&D spending has hit a new all-time high.

more…

The post Apple R&D spending continues to increase as it invests in core iPhone tech, future products appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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07:12
This week’s top stories: 5G MacBook rumors, AAPL Q3...

In this week’s top stories: AAPL Q3 earnings, iOS 13 beta 5, 16-inch MacBook Pro details, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest news.

more…

The post This week’s top stories: 5G MacBook rumors, AAPL Q3 earnings, Apple Card, and more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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06:25
NASA solar probe sends back data from its first two...

Over the past months, NASA's Parker Solar Probe flew closer to the sun than any other spacecraft before it -- not once, but twice on two flybys. The probe obviously collected as much data as it could so that we can understand the sun better. Now its...

| Read more »
06:03
Daily Apple Store thief sentenced, viral selfie...




The FBI hacked an iPhone in the Long Island Iced Tea crypto investigation, a Chinese counterfeiter in a million-dollar fake iPhone ring has been sentenced, and more in the Apple crime roundup.

| Read more »
06:00
Feature Request: Enable Wi-Fi Assist for Apple Watch...

While I haven’t worn an Apple Watch 100% of the time since the release of the Series 0, I have owned every single one. There are benefits to wearing one for health reasons, and there are also reasons to wear one for connectivity purposes. I particularly love owning a cellular version so I can go running without my iPhone or make a quick trip to the store. As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I could see future versions of the LTE Apple Watch as a great first cell phone for kids. There has been something that has frustrated me about the Apple Watch from the first day I owned it to today, that’s when Apple Watch doesn’t have a network connection. Is it time for Apple to release a version of Wi-Fi Assist for...

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04:56
Electric SUV will include a 5G link to connected...

How do you stand out in a sea of EV startups? By leaping on every tech buzzword possible, apparently. Human Horizons has introduced the HiPhi 1, a luxury electric SUV that could make even the Model X seem modest. It's reportedly the first production...

| Read more »
04:24
Foxconn's One-Time Dream of being a Major OLED...

In the Spring of 2016 Foxconn aggressively acquired Sharp so that they could move into Apple's OLED display supply chain. After years of pursuing that dream, it now appears that Foxconn is giving up the ghost

| Read more »
03:54
BetterTouchTool 3.172 - Customize multi-touch...

BetterTouchTool adds many new, fully customizable gestures to the Magic Mouse, Multi-Touch MacBook trackpad, and Magic Trackpad.

These gestures are customizable:

Magic Mouse:

  • Pinch in / out (zoom)
  • Single-finger tap left
  • Single-finger tap right
  • Single-finger tap middle
  • Single-finger tap
  • Single-finger click middle
  • Two-finger tap
  • Two-finger click
  • Two-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
  • Two-finger tip tap left/right
  • Three-finger tap
  • Three-finger click
  • Three-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
  • Four-finger swipe up/down
  • Four-finger click
  • TipTap left/right

Touchpad:

  • Single-finger tap top-left
  • Single-finger tap top-right
  • Single-finger tap top-middle
  • Single-finger tap bottom-left
  • Single-finger tap bottom-right
  • Single-finger tap bottom-middle...
| Read more »
03:06
EtreCheck Pro 6.0.3 - For troubleshooting your Mac;...

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

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

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



Version 6.0.3:

  • Fixes empty analytics for some users
  • Improves performance calculations
  • Other bug fixes and improvements



  • OS X 10.9 or later



Download Now]]>

| Read more »
01:33
Cult investigation game 'The Church in the...

It took years to make, but Paranoid Productions' ambitious The Church in the Darkness is finally ready. The cult investigation title has been released for computers through both GOG and Steam, and the console crowd can play it on PS4, Switch and Xbo...

| Read more »

Saturday August 3

20:59
iClock 5.2 - 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...
| Read more »
20:59
NetShade 8.2 - Browse privately using anonymous...

NetShade is an anonymous proxy and VPN app+service for Mac. Unblock your Internet through NetShade's high-speed proxy and VPN servers spanning 17 countries.

  • NetShade masks your IP address as you browse the web, by routing you through a proxy server. Anonymous proxies are becoming more and more popular in this age of heightened security and privacy concerns, and NetShade provides an effective and straightforward interface to easily protect your privacy.
  • NetShade 8 is a complete rewrite of the app, which brings great new features:
  • SOCKS5 support
  • Kill switch
  • VPN scrambler
  • Hop client
  • Speed test
  • Ping test
  • Web access test
  • Custom proxy servers
  • Sync proxy settings with server
  • Touch bar support
  • Dark mode support
  • New servers



Version 8.2:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this...
| Read more »
20:59
Amadeus Pro 2.6.1 - Multitrack sound recorder/editor...

Amadeus Pro lets you use your Mac for any audio-related task, such as live audio recording, digitizing tapes and records, converting between a variety of sound formats, etc. Thanks to its outstanding direct-to-disk abilities and waveform caching, edits on arbitrarily large sounds (even beyond the usual 2GB limit) are performed at lightning speed. The handling of large sounds is furthermore facilitated by the extensive support of markers. Its outstanding sound repairing and denoising abilities make Amadeus Pro particularly suitable for transferring vinyl records on CD.

Features

  • Simple and elegant OS X-like user interface
  • Multitrack editing an recording.
  • Batch processing and conversion.
  • Sound denoising and repairing.
  • Supports a variety of sound formats, including AIFF, Multichannel Wave, MP3, MP4, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, SoundDesigner II, QuickTime, Apple CAF, etc.
  • Support for VST and Audio Unit plug-ins....
| Read more »
20:28
First FAA-approved beyond-line-of-sight drone flies...

The University of Alaska Fairbanks has successfully conducted the first beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) drone flight in the US that's been approved by the FAA. At this point in time, drone flights are required to remain within their operators' li...

| Read more »
19:02
VW's electric ID.R racer smashed a Nürburgring...

VW's ID.R wasn't just running laps around the Nürburgring in June to set electric performance records. The automaker has confirmed that the EV also set an efficiency record while blasting through the Nordschliefe, using 24.7kWh to complete a la...

| Read more »
17:42
HTC's standalone VR kit will stream PC content...

We're still some way away from getting compact VR headsets that tap into cloud VR services via 5G, but for now, HTC has cooked up something that will let standalone 6DoF kits take advantage of a PC's processing power. In early Q4 this year, the Vive...

| Read more »
17:11
Apple is spending more than ever on R&D to...

A new report today points out that Apple spent $4.2 billion on research and development in the quarter ending in June, the highest quarterly amount it has ever spent on research and development, according to its quarterly earnings statement.

| Read more »
16:55
The History of Computing: Alan Turing
16:21
StockX confirms it was hacked (updated)

StockX's warning of "suspicious activity" appears to have stemmed from a serious data breach. TechCrunch has learned through a black market data seller that a hacker stole 6.8 million records from the shoe trading site in May, including names, email...

| Read more »
14:58
This week a Patent Infringement lawsuit was filed...

This week Apple was sued by another patent troll by the name of Sentius International LLC. The patent troll currently has four active legal cases against tech companies including Apple and LG. The case is over spell check functionality ...

| Read more »
14:58
Boring Company will expand to China in late August

The Boring Company's tunnel projects haven't had the warmest reception in the US, but that might not matter as much in the near future. Elon Musk has revealed that he'll be launching the company in China while visiting Shanghai for the World Artific...

| Read more »
14:25
If Preview isn’t enough, get advanced PDF editing...

If Preview doesn’t provide enough functionality for your PDF editing needs, the brand new PDFelement 7 for for Mac is available now. Check our video hands-on below with the new PDFelement 7 to see how you can use it to supercharge your PDF editing.

9to5 readers can get up to 50% off PDFelement 7 for Mac for a limited time
more…

The post If Preview isn’t enough, get advanced PDF editing features with PDFelement 7 for Mac appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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13:40
The first 'Fortnite' Champion Series...

Now that Fortnite's tenth season is underway and the World Cup is fading out of view, Epic is ready to outline what comes next for competitive play in its battle royale title. The first Champion Series (previously called the Championship Series) wil...

| Read more »
13:01
Part Two: Apple Granted Four Series of Design...

Apple was granted seven series of design patents in Hong Kong for 'Retail Display Units.' In part two of this report we cover the last four distinct designs.

| Read more »
12:55
Microsoft's Surface Book 2 is expensive with...




This is the Microsoft Surface Book 2. It's a hybrid 2-in-1 laptop that can be used as a tablet or a full blown laptop. Should you pick up Microsoft's Surface Book 2 in 2019?

| Read more »
12:16
Tesla revives free Supercharging for new Model S and...

Tesla has temporarily brought back Supercharging with conditions before, but it's not holding back this time around. The automaker is once again offering free, unlimited Supercharger access for all new Model S and Model X purchases -- not just inven...

| Read more »
12:01
6 new and returning sports for the 2020 Summer...

I’m a complete Olympics junkie so the more sports, the better. New events are Karate, Skateboarding, Sport Climbing, and Surfing.

∞ Read this on The Loop

| Read more »
11:20
Apple Granted Three Series of Design Patents in Hong...

Apple was granted seven series of design patents in Hong Kong for 'Retail Display Units.' In this report we cover the first series of three distinct designs.

| Read more »
11:00
My frustrating time with a charming, rugged...

Judging by the strange, tiny phones it made in the past, Unihertz seems like a company that just sort of builds whatever it wants. When you consider just how homogeneous smartphones have become over the years, that approach starts to feel really...

| Read more »
10:40
This Irish teenager may have a solution for a...

This young man has come up with a brilliantly simple solution. Whether it can be used commercially is the question.

∞ Read this on The Loop

| Read more »
10:34
Quentin Tarantino Spotify takeover

Like his movies or not, his musical selections are almost always spot on.

∞ Read this on The Loop

| Read more »
10:33
Amadeus Pro 2.6.1 - Multitrack sound recorder/editor...

Amadeus Pro lets you use your Mac for any audio-related task, such as live audio recording, digitizing tapes and records, converting between a variety of sound formats, etc. Thanks to its outstanding direct-to-disk abilities and waveform caching, edits on arbitrarily large sounds (even beyond the usual 2GB limit) are performed at lightning speed. The handling of large sounds is furthermore facilitated by the extensive support of markers. Its outstanding sound repairing and denoising abilities make Amadeus Pro particularly suitable for transferring vinyl records on CD.

Features

  • Simple and elegant OS X-like user interface
  • Multitrack editing an recording.
  • Batch processing and conversion.
  • Sound denoising and repairing.
  • Supports a variety of sound formats, including AIFF, Multichannel Wave, MP3, MP4, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, SoundDesigner II, QuickTime, Apple CAF, etc.
  • Support for VST and Audio Unit plug-ins....
| Read more »
10:31
Bodybuilders arguing about how many days are in a...
10:17
Apple @ Work: Remote app installations for K-12 and...

Apple @ Work is brought to you by Jamf, the standard in Apple management. Learn more at Jamf.com/9to5mac.

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been looking at various tips and tricks for mobile device management systems. If you are new to the MDM world, it’s how you manage devices in bulk. Whether you are managing a few or thousands of devices, an MDM solution can be helpful. It allows you to push out deploying devices without even touching them, install configuration policies, and install and manage applications remotely. more…

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09:30
Senators introduce bill with ‘serious financial...

A pair of U.S. Democratic Senators have introduced a new bill that would impose harsher penalties on technology companies that engage in anticompetitive practices. The bill, dubbed the “Monopolization Deterrence Act,” was introduced by Amy Klobuchar and Richard Blumenthal.

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09:30
Recommended Reading: Replacing crops with solar...

California farmers are planting solar panels as water supplies dry up
Sammy Roth,
Los Angeles Times

In parts of California, water is becoming scarce, and that's not great news for farmers. There is an alternative though: solar panels. Los Angeles...

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08:30
Polar Ignite review: Clever fitness perks marred by...

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Polar has had some catching up to do in the smartwatch space as Fitbit, Garmin, and Apple continuously improve upon and release new products. Polar has always had solid wearable options for serious athletes, but now the new Ignite smartwatch wants to reach a wider group of users.

At $229, the Polar Ignite is more affordable than the Vantage M or V smartwatches, but it has more capabilities as a GPS watch than something like Polar's A370 fitness band. It's also more attractive and versatile thanks to a round, lightweight case and interchangeable bands. It seemingly provides a good balance of...

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08:00
The Roomba i7+ is a step forward for home robots

The 2018 release of the Roomba i7+ marked a turning point for iRobot. Finally, the company offered a feature they'd long requested: A vacuum capable of emptying itself without intervention from its human owner. The i7+ also provided users like review...

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07:58
Amazon follows in Apple’s footsteps, will let users...

Amazon is following the precedent set by Apple and is giving users the ability to opt-out of having their Alexa voice recordings reviewed by humans. Bloomberg reports that the new policy took effect yesterday.

more…

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06:56
The Morning After: Razer's electric SUV

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Welcome to your weekend! There are some new details about Apple's credit card to pore over and an appropriately tricked-out SUV from Razer. Also, we'll recap some of last week's most popular stories like the con...

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06:30
Ask Engadget: What cooking gadgets can I bring to...

The support shared among readers in the comments section is one of the things we love most about the Engadget community. Over the years, we've known you to offer sage advice on everything from Chromecasts and cameras to drones and smartphones. In fac...

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05:54
Facebook says it will rebrand Instagram and WhatsApp...

Facebook is planning to make its ownership of Instagram and WhatsApp more clear, the company has announced. In a statement to CNET, Facebook says that it wants “to be clearer” about which products and services are part of Facebook.

more…

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05:39
Mixer vaults to top of App Store because of '...




Mixer, Microsoft's game-centric live streaming service, saw a surge of popularity that sent it to the top of the App Store charts on Friday, driven by the news celebrity streamer 'Ninja' will be moving over to it exclusively from market leader Twitch.

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05:00
Apple patent hints at tweaks to the macOS user...

Apple has been granted a patent (number 10,365,782) for a “method and apparatus for displaying a window for a user interface.” It hints that some minor changes could come to the macOS user interface, including windows that vanish after an app or utility hasn’t been used for a while.

In the patent filing, Apple notes that traditional windows typically provide strong user interactions, which may cause distractions. For example, a user waits for one window to disappear to view a second window. Or a user may have to manipulate a mouse or touch pad to view or dismiss a window. Apple wants to improve the efficiency of the macOS interface. 

Here’s the summary of the invention: “Methods and apparatuses to display windows. In more than one embodiments of the invention, a window is closed automatically (e.g., after a timer expires, or when a condition or criterion is met, or a system input is received) without user input. In some examples, the window...

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04:26
E3 data breach leaks info for thousands of...

Thanks to a staggering bit of negligence on the part of the organization that manages E3, the last and worst "leak" this year affects people from the media who covered the event. As pointed out on YouTube by Sophia Narwitz, a spreadsheet was availabl...

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04:00
Notable apps and updates, July 29-Aug. 2

On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are this week’s picks.

macOS

Ergonis Software has announced Typinator 8.1, a new version of their text expander for the Mac. It refines version 8.0, which introduced a new statistics mode, Magic Keys, a new graphical mini menu bar, integration with PopChar, and more.

Typinator requires macOS 10.8 or newer. It can be purchased on the Ergonis Software website. The upgrade to Typinator 8.1 is free for anyone who purchased a license for Typinator on or after Jan. 1, 2019. Upgrade paths are available for owners of older licenses. 

For new users the cost is $25 for an individual license. For information about purchases, including enterprise licenses,...

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02:24
NetShade 8.2 - Browse privately using anonymous...

NetShade is an anonymous proxy and VPN app+service for Mac. Unblock your Internet through NetShade's high-speed proxy and VPN servers spanning 17 countries.

  • NetShade masks your IP address as you browse the web, by routing you through a proxy server. Anonymous proxies are becoming more and more popular in this age of heightened security and privacy concerns, and NetShade provides an effective and straightforward interface to easily protect your privacy.
  • NetShade 8 is a complete rewrite of the app, which brings great new features:
  • SOCKS5 support
  • Kill switch
  • VPN scrambler
  • Hop client
  • Speed test
  • Ping test
  • Web access test
  • Custom proxy servers
  • Sync proxy settings with server
  • Touch bar support
  • Dark mode support
  • New servers



Version 8.2:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this...
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02:21
iClock 5.2 - Customizable menu bar clock, calendar,...

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

Features:

  • Have your Apple or Google calendar instantly available from the menubar
  • 2 types of calendars (tiny or big calendars) accessible from the menubar to help you see and easily edit your schedule and events
  • From the menubar tap the Time to see the local time and important info for any cities in the world in a handy customizable menu
  • 'Take 5' is a break or pomadoro timer to remind office workers to take a few minutes to get up and more around or exercise for health
  • Have the day, date, and time in different fonts and colors in the menu bar
  • Global Scheduler: helps you arrange the timing of international meetings to fit everyone's schedule
  • Set alarms instantly from the menubar for cooking eggs, making meetings, errands or anniversaries
  • Countdown timer, stopwatch...
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00:58
Amazon's new opt-out keeps people from '...

Over the last few days Google and Apple have begun to address their use of real people that listen in on recordings to help improve voice AI like Assistant and Siri. For Amazon, these revelations surfaced months ago, and now it's added a toggle that...

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Friday August 2

20:59
Maintenance 2.5.5 - System maintenance utility.

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

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



Version 2.5.5:

  • OnyX is a signed and notarized application now
  • To run Maintenance, the Full Disk Access is required now
  • Deleting the applications logs improved
  • Restart routine modified
  • Help content improved and indexed



  • macOS 10.14



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20:59
BetterTouchTool 3.170 - Customize multi-touch...

BetterTouchTool adds many new, fully customizable gestures to the Magic Mouse, Multi-Touch MacBook trackpad, and Magic Trackpad.

These gestures are customizable:

Magic Mouse:

  • Pinch in / out (zoom)
  • Single-finger tap left
  • Single-finger tap right
  • Single-finger tap middle
  • Single-finger tap
  • Single-finger click middle
  • Two-finger tap
  • Two-finger click
  • Two-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
  • Two-finger tip tap left/right
  • Three-finger tap
  • Three-finger click
  • Three-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
  • Four-finger swipe up/down
  • Four-finger click
  • TipTap left/right

Touchpad:

  • Single-finger tap top-left
  • Single-finger tap top-right
  • Single-finger tap top-middle
  • Single-finger tap bottom-left
  • Single-finger tap bottom-right
  • Single-finger tap bottom-middle...
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19:49
Amazon, Google follow Apple's lead on voice...




Following Apple's decision to temporarily halt Siri grading as it evaluates the program's privacy safeguards, Amazon and Google this week followed suit and updated their respective policies on human reviews of recorded voice assistant audio.

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19:03
Apple Card customer agreement: use two-factor, no...

As the debut of Apple's "new kind of credit card" draws closer, partner Goldman Sachs has published the official customer agreement (PDF) on its website. The Apple Card terms are pretty standard -- similar to some other cards, purchasing any kind of...

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18:25
The Apple Card 'Customer Agreement' form...

During Apple's fical Q3 financial conference call, Apple's CEO confirms that Apple Card will be rolling out later this month. We're now learning that Apple Card will not allow the purchase of cryptocurrencies with the card. This was confirmed on Goldman Sachs website today as a clause in the customer agreement that is finalized.

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18:25
Alphabet Overtakes Apple To Become Most Cash-Rich...

According to The Financial Times, Google's parent company Alphabet has overtaken Apple to become the most cash-rich company in the world. As of the second quarter of this year, Alphabet holds $117 billion in liquid reserves, compared to $102 billion net of debt, for Apple. The Verge reports: Despite the obvious benefits of hoarding so much cash, earning the title of "Cash Kings" might not give much cause for celebration. As the FT notes, such a conspicuous display of wealth could increase pressure from shareholders who'd like to see the company spend more of its money on share buybacks or dividends, and could lead to increased scrutiny from regulators concerned with Google's dominance. Google and its parent company have been hit with around $9.05 billion in antitrust fines by the EU in the past two years, and the company is also facing heavy scrutiny by U..S lawmakers.

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17:34
Evo founder confirms Riot is working on a new...

Riot Games is working on a new fighting game that it hopes will appeal to a wide audience. Tom Cannon, the founder of the Evolution Championship Series who now works for Riot, confirmed the news on Friday at EVO 2019. The game will be the first all-n...

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17:14
Beyond the Antitrust investigation into the App...

In June Patently Apple posted a report titled "The Stars are lining up against Apple as they now may be in the U.S. Government's Antitrust Crosshairs over the App Store." Now a new report is claiming that the Fair Trade Commission is looking at another Apple deal that involves Amazon.

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16:27
The U.S. Patent Office Reveals a Foldable Smartphone...

While Huawei is being touted by the media as being the big smartphone winner in China, it's really a mirage. In fact it's BBK Electronics that's the big winner in China because they own second spot Oppo, third sport Vivo, OnePlus and new comer Realme that was established in May 2018. Combined, BBK took 39%+ market share making them the true leader in China. Interestingly enough, the U.S. Patent Office recently published a patent from Oppo regarding a future folding smartphone.

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16:00
So Apple’s going to stop listening in on your Siri...

A week after a report in The Guardian revealed that humans in Apple’s Siri “grading” program were hearing private and illegal activity, Apple has suspended the program to conduct a review. It’s also working on a software update to give users the ability to opt-out (or maybe opt-in).

Apple issued a simple statement: “We are committed to delivering a great Siri experience while protecting user privacy. While we conduct a thorough review, we are suspending Siri grading globally. Additionally, as part of a future software update, users will have the ability to choose to participate in grading.”

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15:30
Facebook plans to put its name on Instagram, WhatsApp

As antitrust scrutiny on Big Tech intensifies, one adjustment on the way from Facebook appears to be.... rebranding. The Information reports that employees have been notified the company will add its name to Instagram and WhatsApp. The popular servic...

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14:34
Apple Card Customer Agreement goes live on Goldman...

We’ve learned more details this week about Apple Card ahead of its launch set for sometime this month. Now Apple’s bank partner, Goldman Sachs, has published the Apple Card Customer Agreement on its website with all the fine details, including a warning about jailbreaking.

more…

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14:23
Read the fine print of Apple Card's customer...




With a launch just weeks or even days away, Goldman Sachs has published the customer agreement for Apple Card, sharing APRs, usage restrictions and other details.

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14:13
Best Buy’s weekend sale includes up to $500 off 12-...

Best Buy's three-day weekend sale includes a bunch of discounts on Apple and Amazon products, as well as cuts on laptops, TVs, smartwatches and smart home products. The sale runs through Sunday, and if you've been waiting to buy a new device, it's wo...

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14:11
Five Mac Apps Worth Checking Out - August 2019

Apps designed for the Mac don't typically receive as much attention as apps made for iPhones and iPads, so we have a series here at MacRumors designed to highlight useful and interesting Mac apps worth checking out and potentially investing in.

This month's picks include apps for overhauling your Touch Bar, updating forgotten Mac apps, controlling music, managing windows, and more, with many of these apps recommended by MacRumors readers.

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  • MacUpdater ($9.99) - MacUpdater is a simple little app that keeps track of the updates for all of the apps installed on your Mac so you can see at a glance which apps are out of date and need updating. It's super useful for apps that have been installed outside of the...
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    13:47
    News round-up: Apple Music’s alternative playlist...

    Since Steve and I can’t cover everything, we’ll frequently offer a wrap-up of news items you should check out.

    AppleInsider reports that, as part of continuing Apple Music rebranding efforts, Apple has rechristened it's alternative music playlist —formerly known as the A-List —to ALT CTRL.

    Apple manufacturer Foxconn is exploring the sale of its new $8.8 billion display panel factory in China, people familiar with the matter told Reuters, as demand for the product wanes amid an intensifying U.S.-China trade war.

    ...

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    13:43
    Goldman Sachs Makes Apple Card Customer Agreement...

    Ahead of the launch of the Apple Card, the customer agreement for the card has been found on the Goldman Sachs website [PDF], offering up a look at the ins and outs of how it will work.

    Most of the details included in customer agreement have already been shared or leaked in previous reports, but this puts all of the information in one easy to access spot.

    The agreement goes over eligibility (an Apple ID and two-factor authentication are required), how accounts may be used (no illegal activity), credit limit details, eligible devices, returns, payment info, fees (there are none) and more. Goldman Sachs expressly forbids jailbreaking a device associated with an Apple Card, and says that doing so could result in the closure of the Apple Card account.If you make unauthorized modifications to your Eligible Device, such...

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    13:25
    A South Korean Patent illustrates a Samsung Design...

    Over the years Patently Mobile has covered at least four distinct patents from Samsung that were filed in the U.S. regarding possible future devices that will have a scrollable display. Patently Apple discovered a patent filing in Korea from Samsung Display detailing yet another device with a scrollable display that could be a future tablet or a mobile TV.

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    13:23
    Lyft acknowledges its response to sexual harassment...

    Lyft acknowledges that its response to sexual harassment has fallen short in some instances. Despite the ridesharing company's attempts to position itself as a mission-driven brand with a "friendly, hospitality-oriented personality," a growing number...

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    13:16
    TipBITS: Switch between Multiple Accounts in Twitter...

    Twitter’s Web redesign isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but at least it now lets you easily switch between accounts.

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    12:57
    Tesla rolls out fix for Dog Mode overheating bug

    You don't have to worry about Rover roasting due to that Dog Mode bug. The company has confirmed to Engadget that it's rolling out a fix for a flaw that disabled the automatic temperature regulation if you manually set the fan. You can leave your E...

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    12:37
    How to forward calls from your iPhone




    It's both handy and simple to be able to have your phone calls rerouted to another number, but if Apple makes it easy to set up, it doesn't let you do the kind of advanced features that would make this so much more useful.

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    12:33
    Facebook defends decision not to ban fake news from...

    Facebook says it wasn't its job to stop fake news circulated by actual politicians in the months leading up to Australia's federal election. The nation's Labor Party suffered resounding losses this spring, which some are linking to the deluge of soci...

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    12:05
    ∞ I will opt-in to help Apple improve Siri

    Apple on Thursday said it is suspending a program called grading that helps the company improve Siri for its users. The process uses snippets of audio files to determine whether Siri heard the command correctly or whether it was invoked by mistake.

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    11:57
    July was likely the hottest month ever

    July at least equalled -- and potentially surpassed -- the hottest month ever recorded. Based on data from the first 29 days of the month, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) says July 2019 was around 1.2°C warmer than the pre-industrial...

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    11:36
    ∞ The Dalrymple Report: Apple doom, and Maps in iOS...

    Apple has always been doomed, even when they’re not. The media always finds a way to report the bad about Apple, and sometimes the bad is really hard to find. We also take a look at the improvements to Apple Maps in iOS 13.

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    11:25
    Apple Music shifts A List: Alternative playlist to ‘...

    After rebranding its A List: Hip-Hop playlist last month to Rap Life, Apple Music has given a makeover to its A list: Alternative playlist. The rotating collection of curated songs is now called ALT CTRL.

    more…

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    11:23
    'The Man Who Fell to Earth' will get a TV...

    CBS is continuing its habit of reviving classic franchises as streaming shows. The broadcaster has ordered a series version of The Man Who Fell to Earth based on both Walter Tevis' novel and the legendary movie starring David Bowie. The premise rem...

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    11:06
    Amazon, Best Buy drop 2019 MacBook Air to $999; iPad...




    Weekend price cuts from Amazon and Best Buy see Apple's 2019 MacBook Air drop to $999 (or shoppers can snag a 2018 model for $899 for a few more hours). Apple's 2019 iPad Air is also $50 off, a new record low, while refurbished iPhones start at $35 with promo code.

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    11:05
    Apple Suspends Siri’s “Response Grading”...

    Apple has temporarily suspended its Siri “response grading” program that had contractors listen in on Siri recordings. That’s good, but it’s unfortunate that it took media coverage to push the company to change its practices.

    Read original article

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    10:58
    Senate bill would raise big tech antitrust penalty...




    U.S. Democratic Senators Amy Klobuchar and Richard Blumenthal introduced a new bill on Friday, the "Monopolization Deterrence Act," which if passed could impose stiffer penalties on companies like Apple and Facebook if they're caught in anticompetitive practices.

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    10:54
    FCC bans spoofed text messages and international...

    This week the FCC voted to approve rules that ban spoofing text messages and international robocalls. The new rules close long-standing loopholes in the Truth in Caller ID Act, which banned spoofing domestic calls but made it hard for the FCC to comb...

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    10:53
    FTC looking into Apple-Amazon deal

    According to The Verge, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is looking into the Apple-Amazon deal that has apparently put the squeeze on some smaller retailers. 

    Last December it was announced that Amazon had signed a deal with Apple to expand the selection of the tech giant’s products on Amazon worldwide. The e-commerce giant began selling more Apple products directly and had access to Apple's latest devices. 

    The deal encompasses the U.S., UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Japan and India. Also, only Apple-authorized resellers will now be allowed to sell Apple and Beats products on Amazon's marketplace.

    Sally Hubbard, an antitrust expert and the director of enforcement strategy at the OpenMarkets Institute, told The Verge that the Apple-Amazon deal could be a violation of antitrust...

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    10:39
    macOS Mojave 10.14.6 Supplemental Update

    Addresses an issue that could prevent certain Macs from waking from sleep properly. (Free, 954.8 MB)

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    10:27
    FTC may be investigating Facebook's deals for...

    The Federal Trade Commission is said to be looking into Facebook's purchases of other companies like Instagram and WhatsApp as part of an antitrust investigation. The agency is looking to find out whether Facebook was trying to snuff out potential co...

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    10:21
    Apple Music rebrands Alternative playlist as ‘ALT...

    That’s a great list of bands.

    ∞ Read this on The Loop

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    10:00
    The best ice cream maker

    By Marguerite Preston and Lesley Stockton

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

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    09:58
    Review: SCUBAPro Galileo HUD a revolutionary iPhone-...




    The Galileo HUD is a new kind of dive computer that is projected right in front of your face while diving and then syncs back all your data to an iPhone app -- and we've taken some dives with it.

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    09:58
    Download iOS 13’s HomeKit Home app wallpapers for...

    iOS 13 introduces a fresh set of built-in background options for customizing Apple’s Home app, replacing three color gradients with a half dozen atmospheric color splashes. Check out all six new wallpapers below.

    more…

    The post Download iOS 13’s HomeKit Home app wallpapers for iPhone and iPad appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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    09:55
    MacBook Pro: Report says that 5G support is coming...

    The MacBook Pro is Apple’s top-of-the-line laptop. It offers top-notch performance for demanding users who need processing power and are willing to spend top dollar for it. Learn more about the MacBook Pro by reading about its main features below.

    Editor’s note: Updated 8/2/19 with a report that 5G is coming in 2020.

    The latest rumors about the MacBook Pro: Cellular 5G support in 2020?

    DigiTimes (subscription required) reports that Apple is “expected” to ship MacBook laptops with cellular 5G access later next year. The 5G report follows rumors in the media of a 5G-equipped iPhone coming in 2020.

    To read this article in full, please click here

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    09:48
    DEVONthink 3.0 Public Beta 5

    Fifth public beta for the recently upgraded information management app. ($99/$149/$499 new, free update, 90.5 MB)

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    09:39
    Facebook releases tools to flag harmful content on...

    Facebook wants to rid the internet of garbage. But it can't do that alone. So today, it's making two of its photo- and video-flagging technologies open-source and available on GitHub. It hopes the algorithms will help others find and remove harmful c...

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    09:21
    Verizon temporarily drops the 5G fee on its most...

    Verizon (Engadget's parent company) is shaking up its offerings. Today, it introduced four new unlimited plans -- Start, Play More, Do More and Get More -- which will replace the three current unlimited plans. Surprisingly, each new plan is $5 less e...

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    09:15
    Apple and Google temporarily stop listening to Siri...

    Enlarge / An Apple Watch Nike+ Series 4. (credit: Getty Images | Wachiwit)

    Apple workers have stopped listening to Siri queries worldwide, the company said this week. Apple plans to bring back human reviews of Siri voice recordings at some unspecified date, but the company said it will only review them when customers specifically opt in to the practice.

    Separately, Google today confirmed that it recently "paused" human reviews of Google Assistant queries worldwide.

    Apple's decision to stop having humans listen to Siri queries follows a report last week that contractors who review the recordings for accuracy heard private discussions and...

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    09:01
    Best Buy 3-day sale takes latest MacBook Air below $...
    09:00
    AI and automation are making office life easier

    AI and automation have revolutionized the manufacturing sector with robots working alongside humans on factory floors. Now, those same sorts of technologies are beginning to find their way into corporate offices and are rapidly changing the way we co...

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    08:59
    Typinator 8.1

    Brings refinements and bug fixes to the recently updated text expansion tool. (€24.99 new, free update, 6.9 MB)

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    08:40
    Back to school: The electric skateboards, bikes and...

    Please enjoy this guide to the best electric bikes, scooters and skateboards to use at school, just one part of our larger 2019 back-to-school special. In addition to top picks in 11 categories -- everything from laptops to smartphones to gaming and...

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    08:15
    9to5Mac Daily: August 02, 2019 – 5G MacBook in 2020...

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

    Sponsored by Jamf: The standard in Apple management, with Jamf you can check your digital inventory, distribute Wi-Fi and email settings, deploy apps, enforce passcodes, protect company data, lock or wipe a device and so much more– from anywhere. Learn more...

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    08:13
    There's now a Razer electric SUV, of course

    For the gamer who has everything, we present to you the NIO ES6 Night Explorer Limited Edition, the unholy offspring of a Razer gaming laptop and an electric SUV. It has some of the features you'd expect from a Razer product -- like neon green brandi...

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    08:04
    LIFX readies launch of HomeKit-enabled Candle bulb...




    Lifx is set to release a pair of new smart lights that were initially teased earlier this year at CES 2019, including the Candle Color and the Z TV Strip.

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    08:02
    FTC Looking Into Impact of Apple's Sales...

    Last year, Apple began selling many of its products on Amazon, including the latest iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch models. As part of Apple's agreement with Amazon, unauthorized resellers who offered new or refurbished Apple products on Amazon had their listings removed after January 4, 2019.

    Since then, independent sellers have been required to apply for Apple Authorized Reseller status and the Amazon Renewed program to continue to offer used or refurbished Apple products on Amazon, but this is not always feasible due to hefty requirements outlined by The Verge earlier this year:The first is to purchase at least $2.5 million worth of...

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    07:57
    Apple Music rebrands curated alternative playlist to...




    As part of continuing Apple Music rebranding efforts, Apple has rechristened it's alternative music playlist -- formerly known as the A-List -- to ALT CTRL.

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    07:54
    Verizon intros new batch of 'unlimited'...




    Verizon on Friday announced five new "unlimited" phone plans, four of which offer extended access to Apple Music.

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    07:46
    Apple-Amazon deal may be illegal, is being...

    Apple and Amazon reached an agreement last year for the Cupertino company to sell its products directly to consumers through an official Apple store on the ecommerce site.

    While the move was pitched as making more Apple products available to Amazon buyers and addressing the problem of counterfeit goods, it cut most third-party resellers out of the loop — which is the reason the FTC is reportedly now carrying out an antitrust investigation …

    more…

    The post Apple-Amazon deal may be illegal, is being investigated by...

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    07:41
    BetterTouchTool 3.170 - Customize multi-touch...

    BetterTouchTool adds many new, fully customizable gestures to the Magic Mouse, Multi-Touch MacBook trackpad, and Magic Trackpad.

    These gestures are customizable:

    Magic Mouse:

    • Pinch in / out (zoom)
    • Single-finger tap left
    • Single-finger tap right
    • Single-finger tap middle
    • Single-finger tap
    • Single-finger click middle
    • Two-finger tap
    • Two-finger click
    • Two-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
    • Two-finger tip tap left/right
    • Three-finger tap
    • Three-finger click
    • Three-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
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