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Tuesday January 7

10:00
Google makes it easier to ask the Assistant about...

2019 was not a great year for smart speaker security. Amazon, Apple and Google were all caught saving user recordings from assistant interactions without explicit permission, leading all three giants to refine their policies on that front. Google eve...

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10:00
Google adds sticky notes and speed dial contacts to...

It's the dawn of a new decade, and our devices are amazingly intelligent and powerful. Google's Assistant is continuing to get smarter and more helpful with a set of new features being announced here at CES 2020. There are updates for different devic...

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10:00
Audio-Technica brings active noise cancellation to...

Audio-Technica is esteemed for its high-quality equipment in pro audio -- you're likely to find the company's ATH-M50x headphone monitors in most recording studios. And while the brand may not be well known for its consumer-level headphones, the comp...

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09:55
AURA Devices debuts a 'smart strap' for...

Apple has filed several patents for “smart' watchbands for the Apple Watch,b ut AURA Devices has beaten the tech giant to the punch with the AURA STRAP for the smartwatch.

Available for pre-order for $99, it and a companion app for the Apple Watch and iPhone help users measure their body composition (fat/muscle percentage) and hydration levels, track fitness/diet progress and get personalized insights to improve their lifestyle and change health perception according to Stas Gorbunov, CEO of AURA Devices.

“Bioimpedance is the core technology enlarging Apple Watch's health monitoring abilities," he says. "Analyzing the upper body, we can track lung performance and changes in breathing, compare them with pulse data and then assess risks of heart failure and notify the user, his/her doctor, or insurer about it if the user authorizes data transfer.”

The AURA Strap will be...

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09:50
White House cautions against over-regulating AI in...

Today, the White House proposed 10 principles for federal agencies to consider when regulating artificial intelligence, Reuters reports. The guidelines stress limiting regulatory "overreach" and encourage Europe and other allies to "avoid heavy hande...

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09:43
9to5Mac Daily: January 07, 2020 – ‘iPhone 9’...

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 Hyper: If you’re at CES 2020, stop by the Hyper booth to check out their latest USB-C hubs and out more about the HyperJuice, the world’s first 100W GaN USB-C Charger, here

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09:38
Apple Shares Trailer for Upcoming Apple TV+ Show...

Apple today shared the first official trailer for upcoming Apple TV+ series "Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet," which is set to debut on Friday, February 7.

"Mythic Quest," a comedy, follows a team of video game developers as they navigate the challenges of running a popular video game.

The series was created by Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day, known for their work on long running TV show "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." McElhenney will star in the show as the company's creative director, but Day will not have a role.

"Mythic Quest" also stars F. Murray Abraham, Danny Pudi, Imani Hakim, Charlotte Nicdao, David Hornsby, Ashly Burch, and Jessie Ennis.

Apple has ordered nine half-hour episodes, and when "Mythic Quest" debuts, it will be one of the first comedy shows on the ‌Apple TV‌+ service, joining existing shows that include "Dickinson," "For All Mankind," "See," "Servant," and "The Morning Show...

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09:37
Apple has been Working with the FBI to unlock two...

A CNBC report claims that the FBI has asked Apple to assist them in unlocking two iPhones that investigators think were owned by Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, the man believed to have carried out the shooting attack that killed three people last month at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida.

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09:30
Samsung's designers copying Apple again in...




Glance at that Face ID icon as your phone unlocks, and see if you can spot a similarity to what Samsung has revealed as the symbol for its new Samsung Pass.

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09:30
Delta's 2020 tech includes 'parallel...

Air travel isn't always a great experience. Delays and other issues can cause extra stress for vacations and work trips. Delta is well aware of this, so it's using some high-tech solutions in an effort to improve the travel experience before you leav...

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09:26
Sonos sues Google for allegedly copying its speaker...

Sonos may have to cozy up to partners like Amazon and Google to compete in the smart speaker world, but that doesn't mean it's happy with how it's being treated. The company has sued Google in federal court over allegations the search giant is viola...

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09:22
Razer's Kishi gamepad plugs into your phone for...

No, that's not a Razer Phone 3 in the photo, but it's a Pixel 3a XL wedged between two halves of a new Razer gamepad. Following the Junglecat, Razer chose CES to launch the Kishi controller, which plugs straight into your Android (via USB-C) or...

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09:19
Netgear's Nighthawk WiFi 6 mesh routers aren...

When Netgear introduced its Orbi WiFi 6 mesh router last fall, one of the things that stood out the most was its $700 price tag. Now, Netgear is ready to unveil a more affordable option. At CES this week, it introduced the Nighthawk Mesh WiFi 6 Syste...

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09:07
CES 2020: The best AirPlay speakers, receivers, and...




Audio accessories are continuing to adopt Apple's AirPlay protocol, and this year's wave of CES 2020 launches are no exception. Here are some of the best new products announced that include AirPlay support.

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09:00
Chipolo ONE item tracker announced with two year...

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been using the new Chipolo ONE item tracker as a replacement for my old Tile tracker that recently died (I had one of the ones with a non-replaceable battery). Chipolo ONE launches today with a number of features that make it worth considering over competitors. Despite the rumblings of Apple releasing AirTag sometime in 2020, Chipolo ONE is an affordable item tracker that is worth checking out.

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09:00
Tuesday deals: mophie 3-in-1 Qi Pad $112, UE...

Tuesday’s best deals include the mophie Qi charge pad, UE’s popular WONDERBOOM Bluetooth speaker, and Alienware gaming displays. Head below for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

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The post Tuesday deals: mophie 3-in-1 Qi Pad $112, UE WONDERBOOM $38, monitors, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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09:00
Eve Cam indoor camera announced with support for...

Eve Systems has announced the Eve Cam, which it describes as “the first-ever indoor camera made exclusively for Apple’s HomeKit Secure Video, built from the ground up to keep your data secure”…

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The post Eve Cam indoor camera announced with support for HomeKit Secure Video appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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09:00
Eve Systems launches first dedicated HomeKit Secure...




For CES 2020, Eve Systems is launching the world's first security camera that works exclusively with HomeKit Secure Video. Eve Cam is an elegant plug-and-play camera that offers simple setup, end-to-end encryption, and full support of Apple's HomeKit Secure Video feature for storage footage.

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09:00
Philips Hue expands outdoor options with wall-...

Signify’s Philips Hue outdoor light lineup is growing with a new wall-mounted fixture and new low-voltage spot and path lights. The latest HomeKit-supported products give customers even more options for personalized outdoor lighting.

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The post Philips Hue expands outdoor options with wall-mounted bi-directional ‘Appear’ fixture and spot, path lights appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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09:00
Satechi launches Trio Wireless Charging Pad with...

Satechi has launched its latest Apple accessory at CES today, the Trio Wireless Charging Pad. The new multi-device wireless charger has an integrated two-position Apple Watch charger and room for iPhone and AirPods or AirPods Pro. The company is also offering a launch promotion giving customers $20 off the new release.

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The post Satechi launches Trio Wireless Charging Pad with room for iPhone, AirPods Pro, and versatile Apple Watch puck appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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08:21
CES 2020: Best headphones and wireless earbuds




Following the popularity of the AirPods and AirPods Pro lines, accessory producers have been amping up personal audio offerings to keep up with Apple. Here are some of the many CES launches for earphones and headphones.

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08:08
CES 2020: Tech Trends to Watch

Our roving reporter Jeff Porten heads into CES 2020 with coverage of the annual Trends to Watch presentation, which focused on (surprise, surprise) 5G, AI, streaming video, augmented reality, and well, a bunch of other things that seem less likely to become real.

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08:04
LIFX brings new filament bulbs, TV lightstrip, in-...

This year’s CES event is already off to a notable start, and one of the more eye-catching products falls to LIFX’s new line of smart home accessories. Leading the way, you’ll find a new triage of Edison-style filament bulbs from LIFX, alongside a TV-centered multicolor lightstrip, in-wall switch, and redesigned app focusing on automation. Much like we’ve seen in the past from the company, HomeKit highlights the new releases alongside integrating with other ecosystems and value-packed price points. Head below for a closer look at all of the new unveils from LIFX at CES this year.

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The post LIFX brings new filament bulbs, TV lightstrip, in-wall switch, more to CES appeared first on...

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07:51
Apple Won 41 Patents Today covering a Smart Fabric...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 41 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover three patents. The first patent is for a future smart fabric Apple Watch Band that will provide users with new touch controls and features. The second and third patents cover Apple's 11th and 12th patents for a headset in the form of glasses that will support inserting a number of iPhone sizes and an iPod touch to use as the main display. The patents ...

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07:50
Best Apple AirPods deals for 2020




Apple AirPods offer hands-free convenience with Siri support, as well as seamless integration with iPhones, Apple Watches, iPads and Macs thanks to Apple's H1 chip. We've rounded up the best AirPods deals going on right now, delivering instant cash savings and free shipping.

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07:30
Defining the decade: ten years of Apple on one page

Apple entered the 2010s just as the iPhone began to explode in popularity. The iPhone became the most successful consumer product, ever. Sales surged for another five years and still make up a majority of Apple’s revenues. However, we exit the decade with the iPhone making up a smaller portion of Apple’s business than ever before, as the company diversifies into strong lineups of wearables, tablets and services offerings.

But nothing is a simple straight line. Apple had to graduate through the passing of its founder, juggle relationships with an ever-expanding list of consumer and professional market segments, and adapt to the public attention and scrunity that only comes along as a consequence of being the biggest company in the world. This is a decade in Apple, on one page.

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07:30
Defining the decade: ten years of Apple on one page

Apple entered the 2010s just as the iPhone began to explode in popularity. The iPhone became the most successful consumer product, ever. Sales surged for another five years and still make up a majority of Apple’s revenues. However, we exit the decade with the iPhone making up a smaller portion of Apple’s business than ever before, as the company diversifies into strong lineups of wearables, tablets and services offerings.

But nothing is a simple straight line. Apple had to graduate through the passing of its founder, juggle relationships with an ever-expanding list of consumer and professional market segments, and adapt to the public attention and scrunity that only comes along as a consequence of being the biggest company in the world. This is a decade in Apple, on one page.

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07:29
You can now use a Popsocket and wireless charging at...

Popsockets and PopGrips are integral iPhone accessories for many people. You simply attach one to the back of your iPhone, and you have a built-in handle that makes the device easier to hold. The biggest downside has always been the ability to use a Popsocket and wireless charging at the same time, but that will soon change.

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The post You can now use a Popsocket and wireless charging at the same time with the $60 PopPower appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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07:28
Rumored 'iPhone SE 2' shown off in new...




A previously reliable source has released a series of images and a 360-degree video showing a render of what they believe the "iPhone SE 2" will look like.

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07:19
FBI again asking Apple to unlock two iPhones...

The FBI is again asking Apple to unlock two iPhones belonging to a suspected shooter.

The last time this happened, in the San Bernardino case, Apple refused. The current case relates to last month’s shooting at the Pensacola Naval Air Station, where three people were killed…

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The post FBI again asking Apple to unlock two iPhones belonging to suspected shooter appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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07:18
FBI Reportedly Asks Apple to Help Unlock Passcode-...

In a letter sent late Monday to Apple's general counsel Katherine Adams, the FBI has asked Apple to help unlock two iPhones that investigators believe were owned by Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, who carried out a mass shooting at a Naval Air Station in Florida last month, according to NBC News.

The report claims the iPhones are passcode protected, and one of them appears to be damaged by gunfire. In a statement to NBC News, Apple said it has already provided all of the data in its possession to the FBI:We have the greatest respect for law enforcement and have always worked cooperatively to help in their investigations. When the FBI requested information from us relating to this case a month ago, we gave them all of the data in our possession and we will continue to support them with the data we have available....

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07:15
Alpine debuts giant iPad Pro-sized CarPlay receiver...

Alpine has debuted its latest CarPlay receiver at CES that features a massive screen as large as an iPad Pro. The new Alpine Halo 11 iLX-F411 features 49% more real estate with its capacitive touch screen than the 9-inch Halo.

Alpine has also debuted the first weather-resistant 9-inch CarPlay receiver designed for the recent Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Gladiator models.

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The post Alpine debuts giant iPad Pro-sized CarPlay receiver plus first weather-resistant 9-inch CarPlay option for Jeep Wrangler appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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07:02
Razer intros Kishi gaming controllers for iPhone and...

Razer has detailed a handful of new products at CES 2020, including its Kishi universal mobile gaming controllers designed for iPhone, Android, and more. The latest from Razer delivers compatibility through USB-C and Lightning-enabled controllers that are designed to improve your mobile gaming experience with dedicated thumbsticks, buttons, and more. Head below for additional details.

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The post Razer intros Kishi gaming controllers for iPhone and Android at CES 2020 appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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06:55
FBI again asks Apple to unlock iPhones belonging to...




The FBI has formally asked Apple to help it unlock two iPhones reportedly belonging to the gunman who killed three people in Pensacola, Florida, in December, but Apple says it has already given all the help it can.

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06:52
Deutsche Bank: AAPL 2020 performance won’t match...

Deutsche Bank has made the rather safe prediction that AAPL 2020 performance won’t match 2019.

AAPL gained 86% in value last year, its best performance since 2009, opening the year at $300. If it repeated that trick this year, that would see it sitting at $558 by the end of the year. Predicting that it won’t do that seems an obvious statement…

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The post Deutsche Bank: AAPL 2020 performance won’t match 2019; will beat expectations appeared first on...

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06:40
Plugable launches new docking stations, adapters at...

Plugable has launched three new Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C products at this week's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas: the TBT3-UDZ Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C Docking Station with 100W Power Delivery; the 2.5Gbps USB Ethernet Adapter; and the USB-C DisplayPort 1.4 MST to Dual HDMI 2.0 Adapter. 

The Plugable TBT3-UDZ (pictured) allows users to connect up to two additional 4K displays using either HDMI or DP without the need of external adapters. It's purportedly the first Thunderbolt 3 docking station to offer this functionality. 

The docking station features 14 ports (Video, USB, SD/MicroSD, Ethernet, Audio). The Plugable TBT3-UDZ will be available for $299 in the spring.

The Plugable USB-C DisplayPort 1.4 MST to Dual HDMI 2.0 Adapter lets users connect 2 4K 60Hz HDMI displays at full native GPU performance to USB-C Windows systems like the new Surface Laptop 3 and...

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06:36
∞ Repairing Willie Nelson’s iconic guitar

[VIDEO] Willie’s guitar, nicknamed “Trigger”, is one of those iconic instruments, recognizable by tone and by that famous hole in the body.

Follow along (video embedded in main Loop post) as Mark Erlewine gives it some love and repair.

[H/T Josh Centers]

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06:31
NETGEAR announces plethora of new products at CES...

NETGEAR announced lots of new products, services and enhancements across smart home, mobile networking, home networking, small business and more, including expansions to its portfolio of award-winning WiFi 6 offerings in the Orbi and Nighthawk product lines at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. They include, with NETGEAR’s description: 

° Orbi 4G LTE WiFi Router (pictured) is perfect for those areas that have limited or no access to traditional wired broadband.  Orbi 4G LTE can also be combined with your existing wired  service to create an internet connection that is backed up by 4G LTE in case of a wireline service disruption. Orbi 4G LTE WiFi Router is capable of up to 1.2Gbps over 4G LTE and is combined with high-performance tri-band AC2200 WiFi.

° Nighthawk Mesh WiFi 6 System, the performance line will now join the fastest growing segment of WiFi advanced solutions...

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06:29
OnLeaks Shares 'iPhone 9' Renders: 0.5mm...

OnLeaks, a well-known leaker who shared accurate renders of the iPhone 11 Pro over nine months before the device was unveiled, has returned with new concept art for the so-called "iPhone 9" or "iPhone SE 2."

In line with earlier predictions from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, OnLeaks expects the iPhone 9 to resemble the iPhone 8, including a 4.7-inch LCD display with thick bezels, Touch ID home button, and single-lens rear camera. And unlike the original iPhone SE, the device would not have a headphone jack.

A key upgrade to the iPhone 9 would be a faster A13 Bionic chip, and the device is expected to lack hardware-based 3D Touch.

Where things get less certain is materials. While the renders depict the iPhone 9 with a polished metal frame and a frosted...

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06:23
The next generation of Bluetooth Audio

[VIDEO] Follow the headline link for all the details but, in a nutshell, Bluetooth LE Audio:

  • operates on Bluetooth Low Energy
  • offers improvements in perceived audio quality at a lower bit rate
  • enables transmission of multiple, independent, synchronized audio streams (think audio sharing, one source, multiple, or many, devices)
  • brings significant advances in hearing aid/hearing implant technology

The video embedded in the main Loop post gives a taste of what’s coming.

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06:15
Intel 'Tiger Lake' mobile processors will...




Intel's next generation of mobile processors, codenamed "Tiger Lake," will help improve machine learning and artificial intelligence on mobile workstations, with high performance gains and a new Xe graphics architecture touted for the chip line.

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06:14
Apple’s $5 thriller movie sale includes big hits,...

Apple is back with a new movie sale this morning, including various thriller titles for $5 and a number of other deals across other genres. You’d typically pay $10 or more and upwards of $20 for many of these titles, all of which you can find down below alongside this week’s $1 HD rental.

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The post Apple’s $5 thriller movie sale includes big hits, much more from $1 appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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06:14
Desktop-class Safari for iPad: A hands-on look at...

John Voorhees, MacStories:

With the release of iPadOS 13, Safari took a big step forward as a ‘desktop-class’ browser with a wide variety of enhancements that collectively eliminate a long list of complaints leveled against the app in the past. Safari’s ability to dynamically adjust the viewport to fit the iPad’s screen, enhanced support for pointer events, hardware-accelerated scrolling of frames and other regions of a webpage, along with other under-the-hood changes add up to a genuinely new browsing experience that has made work in sophisticated web apps like Mailchimp a viable option for the first time.

Great read. John Voorhees uses a specific use case to make clear the value of desktop Safari on iPadOS 13. To me, this is one of the tethers keeping me tied to my Mac falling away.

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06:11
Apple TV+ to close out Television Critics...

Apple TV+ will have a presence at the winter Television Critics Association Press Tour, the event organizers announced today.

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The post Apple TV+ to close out Television Critics Association Press Tour with presentation on January 19 appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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06:10
The best iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro & iPhone 11...




Apple's new iPhone 11 is now on sale, and we've compiled the best deals from top wireless carriers and Apple resellers to save you money on your iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro or iPhone 11 Pro Max purchase.

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06:09
CES 2020: Thunderbolt 4 will debut this year with...

The successor to Thunderbolt 3, aptly named Thunderbolt 4, will arrive alongside new Tiger Lake mobile processors, said Intel during its CES 2020 keynote. The CPU-integrated Thunderbolt 4 will make its debut in a yet-to-be-named thin and light hardware release later this year. more…

The post CES 2020: Thunderbolt 4 will debut this year with quadruple the speed of USB 3 appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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06:06
Bluetooth Special Interest Group unveils LE Audio

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced the upcoming release of LE Audio, the next generation of Bluetooth audio. Not only will LE Audio enhance Bluetooth audio performance, it will add support for hearing aids and enable Audio Sharing, an entirely new use case that is poised to once again transform the way we experience audio and connect with the world around us, according to Mark Powell, CEO of the Bluetooth SIG.

Bluetooth audio will soon support two operation modes. LE Audio will operate on the Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) radio while Classic Audio operates on the Bluetooth Classic radio (BR/EDR). LE Audio will support development of the same audio products and use cases as Classic Audio, while introducing new features to improve their performance as well as enable new ones.

LE Audio will include a new high-quality, low-power audio codec. Providing high quality even at low data rates, LC3 will bring tremendous flexibility to developers, allowing them...

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06:06
Bluetooth Special Interest Group unveils LE Audio

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced the upcoming release of LE Audio, the next generation of Bluetooth audio. Not only will LE Audio enhance Bluetooth audio performance, it will add support for hearing aids and enable Audio Sharing, an entirely new use case that is poised to once again transform the way we experience audio and connect with the world around us, according to Mark Powell, CEO of the Bluetooth SIG.

Bluetooth audio will soon support two operation modes. LE Audio will operate on the Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) radio while Classic Audio operates on the Bluetooth Classic radio (BR/EDR). LE Audio will support development of the same audio products and use cases as Classic Audio, while introducing new features to improve their performance as well as enable new ones.

LE Audio will include a new high-quality, low-power audio codec. Providing high quality even at low data rates, LC3 will bring tremendous flexibility to developers, allowing them...

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06:06
Bluetooth Special Interest Group unveils LE Audio

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced the upcoming release of LE Audio, the next generation of Bluetooth audio. Not only will LE Audio enhance Bluetooth audio performance, it will add support for hearing aids and enable Audio Sharing, an entirely new use case that is poised to once again transform the way we experience audio and connect with the world around us, according to Mark Powell, CEO of the Bluetooth SIG.

Bluetooth audio will soon support two operation modes. LE Audio will operate on the Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) radio while Classic Audio operates on the Bluetooth Classic radio (BR/EDR). LE Audio will support development of the same audio products and use cases as Classic Audio, while introducing new features to improve their performance as well as enable new ones.

LE Audio will include a new high-quality, low-power audio codec. Providing high quality even at low data rates, LC3 will bring tremendous flexibility to developers, allowing them...

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06:06
Bluetooth Special Interest Group unveils LE Audio

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced the upcoming release of LE Audio, the next generation of Bluetooth audio. Not only will LE Audio enhance Bluetooth audio performance, it will add support for hearing aids and enable Audio Sharing, an entirely new use case that is poised to once again transform the way we experience audio and connect with the world around us, according to Mark Powell, CEO of the Bluetooth SIG.

Bluetooth audio will soon support two operation modes. LE Audio will operate on the Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) radio while Classic Audio operates on the Bluetooth Classic radio (BR/EDR). LE Audio will support development of the same audio products and use cases as Classic Audio, while introducing new features to improve their performance as well as enable new ones.

LE Audio will include a new high-quality, low-power audio codec. Providing high quality even at low data rates, LC3 will bring tremendous flexibility to developers, allowing them...

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06:06
iPhone 9 video renders again show iPhone 8 design...

The latest iPhone 9/SE 2 renders from Onleaks again show something extremely close to the iPhone 8 design, with just two visual changes. This time, we’re seeing iPhone 9 video renders rather than just static images.

Instead of a glossy glass back, there is a frosted glass one, like the iPhone 11 Pro finish. The Apple logo is also vertically centred as per all three iPhone 11 models…

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06:02
Typinator 8.3 - Speedy and reliable text expansion...

Typinator turbo-charges your typing productivity.

Type a little. Typinator does the rest.

We've all faced projects that require repetitive typing tasks. With Typinator, you can store commonly used text and images in quick keywords and abbreviations. From email templates to code snippets to website URLs, there's no easier way to recreate repetitive text at a moment's notice.

Workflow-Friendly Features

  • Uncomplicated configuration. Quickly and easily create abbreviations and assign replacement text and pictures.
  • Simplified migration. If you already use TextExpander, TypeIt4Me, or a similar app, you can migrate to the highly praised Typinator using simple drag-and-drop importation methods.
  • Conversion options. Instantly convert currency values, measurement units and more.
  • Extensive app compatibility. Your text...
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06:02
CES 2020: Best of Wi-Fi and Networking




Network upgrades in a home can enable better inter-device connections, faster media streaming, and make browsing better for wireless devices. Here are the best Wi-Fi and network hardware launches at CES 2020.

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06:00
Get a Handle on Personal Finances in 2020 with...

The best way to control your expenses and save for the future is to plan a budget and stick to it. While that’s usually easier said than done, we have a deal for you today that will make it much more simple to control your finances. It’s MoneyWiz 3 (on sale today for $19.99), a powerful finance management app that makes budgeting a pleasure.

Organize all your accounts, budgets and bills in one place. With bank sync and multi-device sync, powerful reports, and seamless import, MoneyWiz is the world’s most advanced financial software. Using multiple data providers for bank integration, MoneyWiz supports 16,000+ banks in over 51 countries. This powerful software allows seamless visualization of...

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05:59
Patricia Arquette joins Apple drama series ‘...

Arquette has won multiple Emmys, multiple Golden Globes, and an Oscar. A great and storied career, and arguably at the peak of her game. Solid get for Apple.

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05:47
Top trends that shaped past two decades (according...

With the end of the decade upon us, eBay took a retrospective look back at the top trends and events that shaped our online shopping carts every year since Y2K, according to search and sales data. 

From Pokémon and velour tracksuits to royal inspiration and fidget spinners, in between, each year’s biggest moments had shoppers searching online for their “must-haves” across millions of brands, products, gadgets and more. In 2019, consumer shopping cart activity showed us that…

  • Sneaker dominance – A growing trend over the past decade, sneaker sales increased in 2019 from the previous year with Air Jordans claiming the top spot with 171% more sales than competitor brands on eBay.
  • We had pearl fever – With influencers flaunting their pearls on social, followers drove interest in pearl accessories. In fact, when Gigi Hadid was seen wearing a string of pearls, eBay saw a 21% uptick in sales.
  • We were watching Game of Thrones – With the airing of its...
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05:47
Top trends that shaped past two decades (according...

With the end of the decade upon us, eBay took a retrospective look back at the top trends and events that shaped our online shopping carts every year since Y2K, according to search and sales data. 

From Pokémon and velour tracksuits to royal inspiration and fidget spinners, in between, each year’s biggest moments had shoppers searching online for their “must-haves” across millions of brands, products, gadgets and more. In 2019, consumer shopping cart activity showed us that…

  • Sneaker dominance – A growing trend over the past decade, sneaker sales increased in 2019 from the previous year with Air Jordans claiming the top spot with 171% more sales than competitor brands on eBay.
  • We had pearl fever – With influencers flaunting their pearls on social, followers drove interest in pearl accessories. In fact, when Gigi Hadid was seen wearing a string of pearls, eBay saw a 21% uptick in sales.
  • We were watching Game of Thrones – With the airing of its...
| Read more »
05:47
Top trends that shaped past two decades (according...

With the end of the decade upon us, eBay took a retrospective look back at the top trends and events that shaped our online shopping carts every year since Y2K, according to search and sales data. 

From Pokémon and velour tracksuits to royal inspiration and fidget spinners, in between, each year’s biggest moments had shoppers searching online for their “must-haves” across millions of brands, products, gadgets and more. In 2019, consumer shopping cart activity showed us that…

  • Sneaker dominance – A growing trend over the past decade, sneaker sales increased in 2019 from the previous year with Air Jordans claiming the top spot with 171% more sales than competitor brands on eBay.
  • We had pearl fever – With influencers flaunting their pearls on social, followers drove interest in pearl accessories. In fact, when Gigi Hadid was seen wearing a string of pearls, eBay saw a 21% uptick in sales.
  • We were watching Game of Thrones – With the airing of its...
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05:47
Top trends that shaped past two decades (according...

With the end of the decade upon us, eBay took a retrospective look back at the top trends and events that shaped our online shopping carts every year since Y2K, according to search and sales data. 

From Pokémon and velour tracksuits to royal inspiration and fidget spinners, in between, each year’s biggest moments had shoppers searching online for their “must-haves” across millions of brands, products, gadgets and more. In 2019, consumer shopping cart activity showed us that…

  • Sneaker dominance – A growing trend over the past decade, sneaker sales increased in 2019 from the previous year with Air Jordans claiming the top spot with 171% more sales than competitor brands on eBay.
  • We had pearl fever – With influencers flaunting their pearls on social, followers drove interest in pearl accessories. In fact, when Gigi Hadid was seen wearing a string of pearls, eBay saw a 21% uptick in sales.
  • We were watching Game of Thrones – With the airing of its...
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05:42
BusyCal 3.8.0 - Powerful calendar app with multiple...

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

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

Features

  • View and edit event details in a non-modal info panel.
  • Create repeating To Dos that display in the calendar and carry-forward until completed.
  • Scrolling Month and Week Views.
  • Customizable list view lets you filter and sort events by date, calendar, and more.
  • View live weather forecasts, sunrise/sunset times, and...
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05:41
Apple Wins Patent for a Variable Internal...

Over four years ago Patently Apple posted a patent application report titled "A Future 'Magic Keyboard' may include Multiple Colored LEDs Supporting Gaming & other Application Functions." Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a new granted patent on the same subject matter titled "Mixed input lighting using multiple light sources with switchable operational state." The one big difference in this granted patent from the 2015 patent is that the illumination system could extend beyond the keyboard and possibly be used in other future Apple products.

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05:35
Total War: WARHAMMER II — The Shadow & Blade...

Total War: WARHAMMER II — The Shadow & Blade is now available for macOS. It brings new abilities, mechanics, and military advantages to Total War: WARHAMMER II.

The Shadow & The Blade DLC is available now from the Feral Store for US$8.99. It’s a 60GB download.

The post Total War: WARHAMMER II — The Shadow & Blade comes to the Mac appeared first on MacTech.com.

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05:35
Total War: WARHAMMER II — The Shadow & Blade...

Total War: WARHAMMER II — The Shadow & Blade is now available for macOS. It brings new abilities, mechanics, and military advantages to Total War: WARHAMMER II.

The Shadow & The Blade DLC is available now from the Feral Store for US$8.99. It’s a 60GB download.

The post Total War: WARHAMMER II — The Shadow & Blade comes to the Mac appeared first on MacTech.com.

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05:35
Total War: WARHAMMER II — The Shadow & Blade...

Total War: WARHAMMER II — The Shadow & Blade is now available for macOS. It brings new abilities, mechanics, and military advantages to Total War: WARHAMMER II.

The Shadow & The Blade DLC is available now from the Feral Store for US$8.99. It’s a 60GB download.

The post Total War: WARHAMMER II — The Shadow & Blade comes to the Mac appeared first on MacTech.com.

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05:35
Total War: WARHAMMER II — The Shadow & Blade...

Total War: WARHAMMER II — The Shadow & Blade is now available for macOS. It brings new abilities, mechanics, and military advantages to Total War: WARHAMMER II.

The Shadow & The Blade DLC is available now from the Feral Store for US$8.99. It’s a 60GB download.

The post Total War: WARHAMMER II — The Shadow & Blade comes to the Mac appeared first on MacTech.com.

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05:31
Apple patent involves using iPhone cameras to gather...

Apple has been granted a patent (number 10,524,671) for an "electronic device that computes health data” that involves using the cameras on the iPhone to provide more health and wellness data.

Per the patent, the iPhone would use one or more of its camera and a proximity sensor to shine light into a body part of a user touching a surface of the smartphone. The cameras, an ambient light sensor, and a proximity sensor would receive at least part of the emitted light reflected by the body part of the user. 

Then a combination of the iPhone and software would compute health data of the user based upon sensor data regarding the received light. The hardware/software combo may also include one or more electrical contacts that contact one or more body parts of the user. In such cases, the health data may be further computed based on the an electrical measurement obtained using the electrical contacts.

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05:24
iPhone assembler Foxconn reports record revenue in...

Primary iPhone assembler Foxconn has reported record revenue in 2019, its highest ever full-year result. The company says it expects this year to deliver even stronger results…

more…

The post iPhone assembler Foxconn reports record revenue in 2019, expects 2020 growth appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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05:15
How to cope with a FileVault recovery key...

FileVault is an extraordinary bit of macOS technology. Introduced years ago, it encrypts the entire contents of your startup volume so that when the data is at rest—when your Mac is powered down—the drive is effectively full of garbage nonsense to anyone who doesn’t possess either the password to an account authorized to log in via FileVault or the special recovery key set when you turn FileVault on.

When you use the Security & Privacy preference pane’s FileVault tab to enable this encryption, macOS prompts you with two choices:

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05:07
Future Mac, iPad keyboards could offer multiple...

Apple has been granted a patent (number 10,528,152) for “mixed input lighting using multiple light sources with switchable operational state.” It involves Mac and iPad keyboards with colored backlighting on individual keys for user feedback.

In the patent, Apple notes that keys on keyboard, buttons, or other input devices may have internal lighting to provide either feedback to a user or for an improved user experience. While some conventional keyboards may include internal illumination for keys, such conventional keyboards typically don’t offer the ability to dynamically control lighting schemes, such as color or tone, for each of the keys individually. 

Apple says that to provide improved user experience and increase potential for feedback to a user, it would be helpful to have keys of keyboards, or other input devices, with individually controllable variable internal illumination.

Here’s the summary of the patent filing: “...

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05:04
Apple's iPhone XR failing on UK's O2...




Apple and O2 have confirmed user reports of being unable to make or receive calls, use text messages, or get a reliable 4G internet connection, exclusively on the iPhone XR.

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05:00
The TiVo Stream 4K is an unexpectedly exciting media...

The TiVo Stream 4K wants to make sense of all your streaming services.

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04:52
Intel confirms Thunderbolt 4 on way with four-times...




Intel has confirmed Thunderbolt 4 is on the way and will be supported by its processors in an upcoming generation, with the chip producer hinting at the connection's vast throughput capabilities at its annual CES presentation.

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04:44
Fantastical 2.5.14 - Create calendar events and...

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

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

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

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

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



Version 2.5.14:

Improved:

  • Responding to all instances of a repeating event invitation

Fixed:

  • An issue showing events that repeat on the first weekday of the month on Exchange
  • An issue where the window would flash when moving a reminder on macOS Catalina
  • Various fixes and improvements


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04:39
Apple acknowledges iPhone XR connectivity problems...

Apple has acknowledged iPhone XR connectivity problems on the UK’s second-largest carrier, O2.

The problems experienced by some iPhone XR owners are severe, affecting calls, texts and data usage…

more…

The post Apple acknowledges iPhone XR connectivity problems on UK’s 2nd-largest carrier appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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04:19
Facebook bans deepfakes, but not deceptively edited...

In a move designed to counter misinformation during the 2020 presidential election campaign, Facebook bans deepfakes: extremely convincing fake videos created using AI techniques.

Deepfakes use machine learning to analyze the way someone’s face moves as they voice different sounds. AI can then create fake video that mimics the movements needed for any word. This can then be combined with either chopped-up sound clips of the real person, or an impressionist, to create entire fake speeches that are hard to tell from real video footage…

more…

The post Facebook bans deepfakes, but not deceptively edited videos like Pelosi one appeared first on ...

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04:16
Apple Wins Three Patents covering the iPhone and...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 41 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover three of Apple's health related patents that all relate to various functions and systems of the Apple Watch and iPhone to measure heart health.

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04:15
Spark for iOS review: Free app delivers superior...

Although Apple Mail has improved over the years, weak spots remain where the app could use further refinement. Notifications are one such inadequacy—iCloud and Outlook accounts notwithstanding, Mail won’t automatically push incoming messages to devices as they arrive, instead fetching them at infrequent, less convenient intervals.

Push notifications for every email account is just one of many reasons to install Spark 2.5 on your iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. This free email client app helps stay focused on what’s important with the Smart Inbox feature, which intelligently gathers incoming messages from multiple accounts into a single view, categorizing them as personal, newsletter, or notification so emails from real human beings are placed front and center.

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04:10
Apple Working on Fix for iPhone XR Users...

Apple has confirmed that the iPhone XR is not working as it should on the O2 network in the U.K., reports BBC News.

"We are aware of an issue causing intermittent network connectivity effecting [sic] some O2 customers, and we will have a fix in an upcoming software release," the company said.The statement from Apple comes after reports emerged yesterday of multiple ‌iPhone XR‌ users who have O2 as a mobile provider and are unable to maintain a reliable signal.

Customers have been unable to make and receive calls and send and receive text messages, as well as get a reliable 4G internet connection for using apps on the go.

O2 has declined to say exactly how many users are affected by the issue, but said turning the phone off and on again will...

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03:49
Synology unveils latest budget-friendly NAS, the...

Synology is taking to CES this year to officially unveil its latest affordable home storage solutions with the debut of its DiskStation DS420j NAS. Designed for managing a user’s data backup and file sharing needs, this four-bay model enters with a compelling $286 retail price for its feature set, 112MB/s transfer speeds, and the usual suite of Synology software capabilities provided by DSM. Head below for a closer look at Synology’s new DiskStation DS420j NAS.

more…

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03:45
Apple's future keyboards may employ colored...




While color backlit keyboards are common, Apple is researching how to use that color dynamically on individual keys to provide feedback to the user.

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03:17
The best gear for Apple fans at Pepcom 2020




Pepcom brings new and exciting products across the spectrum, and there is a lot featured. We've pushed through the noise to find the best and most exciting products for Apple users being shown off. Here is the best of Pepcom at CES 2020.

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03:15
Intel hints at 10th-generation 5 GHz, 8-core 16-...

Over at CES, Intel unveiled some very cool new hardware that could lead to a nice bump for Apple’s recently-released 16-inch MacBook Pro.

The company teased its new “Comet Lake H” series 10-th generation processors. These function as a h45 watt, higher-performance version of the 10th-generation Comet Lake mobile processors announced last year, but would also be perfectly suited to the 16-inch MacBook Pro, which currently uses Intel’s current 9th-generation 45-watt mobile processors.

Should Apple follow suit and offer an update to the 16-inch MacBook Pro, it’s thought that the 10-generation Core i7 chips could hit speeds up to 5.0GHz. The Core i7-9750H found in today’s 16-inch MacBook Pro tops out at 4.5GHz, so that’s about 11 percent faster.

The updated Comet Lake architecture also allows for slightly faster LPDDR4 memory, which can help improve performance. Finally, it would definitely improve graphics performance, and allow for better communication with AMD’...

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03:15
Pumping the breaks: Apple’s car ambitions

Welcome to 2020, the year Apple will fail to deliver the Apple Car.

Yes, just five years ago reports were saying Apple would start producing cars by 2020. And guess what year it is?

Okay, The Macalope just told you so of course you’d get it. But we all know what you’re still writing on your checks. If you’re Gary McGee of Fort Wayne, Ind., you’re writing obscenities in the memo field. Knock it off, Gary. Grow up. You’re 35. Just act like it for once. And, no, Ellen does not think it’s funny. That’s the tired laughter of someone who’s given up.

To read this article in full, please click here

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03:03
2020 will be year of continuous intelligence in the...

In 2020, there will be greater adoption of Continuous Intelligence (CI) technologies, which will elevate IoT data analytics way beyond traditional operational levels and have a greater impact on strategic planning and organizational change, states global tech market advisory firm, ABI Research.

In its new whitepaper, 54 Technology Trends to Watch in 2020, the research group’s analysts have identified 35 trends that will shape the technology market and 19 others that, although attracting huge amounts of speculation and commentary, look less likely to move the needle over the next twelve months. “After a tumultuous 2019 that was beset by...

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03:03
2020 will be year of continuous intelligence in the...

In 2020, there will be greater adoption of Continuous Intelligence (CI) technologies, which will elevate IoT data analytics way beyond traditional operational levels and have a greater impact on strategic planning and organizational change, states global tech market advisory firm, ABI Research.

In its new whitepaper, 54 Technology Trends to Watch in 2020, the research group’s analysts have identified 35 trends that will shape the technology market and 19 others that, although attracting huge amounts of speculation and commentary, look less likely to move the needle over the next twelve months. “After a tumultuous 2019 that was beset by...

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03:03
2020 will be year of continuous intelligence in the...

In 2020, there will be greater adoption of Continuous Intelligence (CI) technologies, which will elevate IoT data analytics way beyond traditional operational levels and have a greater impact on strategic planning and organizational change, states global tech market advisory firm, ABI Research.

In its new whitepaper, 54 Technology Trends to Watch in 2020, the research group’s analysts have identified 35 trends that will shape the technology market and 19 others that, although attracting huge amounts of speculation and commentary, look less likely to move the needle over the next twelve months. “After a tumultuous 2019 that was beset by...

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03:03
2020 will be year of continuous intelligence in the...

In 2020, there will be greater adoption of Continuous Intelligence (CI) technologies, which will elevate IoT data analytics way beyond traditional operational levels and have a greater impact on strategic planning and organizational change, states global tech market advisory firm, ABI Research.

In its new whitepaper, 54 Technology Trends to Watch in 2020, the research group’s analysts have identified 35 trends that will shape the technology market and 19 others that, although attracting huge amounts of speculation and commentary, look less likely to move the needle over the next twelve months. “After a tumultuous 2019 that was beset by...

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03:00
Wi-Fi 6 protocol to expand into 6 GHz band, will be...

The future of Wi-Fi will expand into the 6GHz band as well as be speedier.

Per the WiFi Alliance, the Wi-Fi 6 protocol will extend into the 6 GHz band as well as offer faster performance, faster data rates, and lower latency.

The agency also stated that the new protocol would be entitled “Wi-Fi 6E,” and offered the following comments:

Wi-Fi 6E devices are expected to become available quickly following 6 GHz regulatory approvals, utilizing this additional spectrum capacity to deliver continuous Wi-Fi innovation and valuable contributions to consumers, businesses and economies.

Wi-Fi Alliance: “We’re moving away from 802.11.xx because that’s too confusing.”

Not a bad idea to move away from the “802.11.xx” naming, as this sort of makes people’s eyes glaze over when you try to explain it to them.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via The Mac Observer...

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02:30
Day One 4.4 - Maintain a daily journal.

Day One is an easy, great-looking way to use a journal / diary / text-logging application. Day One is well designed and extremely focused to encourage you to write more through quick Menu Bar entry, a Reminder system, and inspirational messages. Support for Dropbox syncing allows easy backup and syncing with the Day One iPhone application.

Features:

  • Customizable reminder system
  • Quick-entry via the menu bar
  • Inspirational messages to encourage writing
  • iPhone application sync (via Dropbox)
  • Starred entries list



Version 4.4:
Updated/Improved:

  • Processing videos attached to entries is much faster
  • Allow attaching other types of audio files (WAV, mp3, FLAC)

Fixed:

  • Fixed an issue where pasting text into Day One from Microsoft Word would insert the text as a PDF
  • Various bug fixes and UI updates to keep your experience with Day One...
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02:23
OWC unveils new additions to ThunderBay pro-grade...

OWC has announced two new additions to its ThunderBay product family – the ThunderBay 8 and the all-new ThunderBay FLEX 8.

The ThunderBay 8 is a professional-grade 8-Bay Thunderbolt 3 storage solution with eight hot swappable drive bays. You can mix 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch HDDs and/or SSDs in any combination up to 112TB of capacity and use them independently or match drives and combine them in a speed and/or redundant RAID with the included SoftRAID setup and management software.

Users can also daisy-chain up to six of these storage behemoths for up to 672TB.

The OWC ThunderBay 8 will be available in the first quarter in capacities from 0GB (add your own drives), or from 16TB to 112TB with pricing starting at $1,228.99.

The ThunderBay Flex 8 is a 3-in-1 Thunderbolt 3 storage, docking, and PCIe expansion solution that offers eight drive bays that support a mix of SATA/SAS/U.2 NVMe drives for up to 128TB of storage capacity. It also sport a plethora of ports...

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02:23
OWC unveils new additions to ThunderBay pro-grade...

OWC has announced two new additions to its ThunderBay product family – the ThunderBay 8 and the all-new ThunderBay FLEX 8.

The ThunderBay 8 is a professional-grade 8-Bay Thunderbolt 3 storage solution with eight hot swappable drive bays. You can mix 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch HDDs and/or SSDs in any combination up to 112TB of capacity and use them independently or match drives and combine them in a speed and/or redundant RAID with the included SoftRAID setup and management software.

Users can also daisy-chain up to six of these storage behemoths for up to 672TB.

The OWC ThunderBay 8 will be available in the first quarter in capacities from 0GB (add your own drives), or from 16TB to 112TB with pricing starting at $1,228.99.

The ThunderBay Flex 8 is a 3-in-1 Thunderbolt 3 storage, docking, and PCIe expansion solution that offers eight drive bays that support a mix of SATA/SAS/U.2 NVMe drives for up to 128TB of storage capacity. It also sport a plethora of ports...

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02:23
OWC unveils new additions to ThunderBay pro-grade...

OWC has announced two new additions to its ThunderBay product family – the ThunderBay 8 and the all-new ThunderBay FLEX 8.

The ThunderBay 8 is a professional-grade 8-Bay Thunderbolt 3 storage solution with eight hot swappable drive bays. You can mix 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch HDDs and/or SSDs in any combination up to 112TB of capacity and use them independently or match drives and combine them in a speed and/or redundant RAID with the included SoftRAID setup and management software.

Users can also daisy-chain up to six of these storage behemoths for up to 672TB.

The OWC ThunderBay 8 will be available in the first quarter in capacities from 0GB (add your own drives), or from 16TB to 112TB with pricing starting at $1,228.99.

The ThunderBay Flex 8 is a 3-in-1 Thunderbolt 3 storage, docking, and PCIe expansion solution that offers eight drive bays that support a mix of SATA/SAS/U.2 NVMe drives for up to 128TB of storage capacity. It also sport a plethora of ports...

| Read more »
02:23
OWC unveils new additions to ThunderBay pro-grade...

OWC has announced two new additions to its ThunderBay product family – the ThunderBay 8 and the all-new ThunderBay FLEX 8.

The ThunderBay 8 is a professional-grade 8-Bay Thunderbolt 3 storage solution with eight hot swappable drive bays. You can mix 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch HDDs and/or SSDs in any combination up to 112TB of capacity and use them independently or match drives and combine them in a speed and/or redundant RAID with the included SoftRAID setup and management software.

Users can also daisy-chain up to six of these storage behemoths for up to 672TB.

The OWC ThunderBay 8 will be available in the first quarter in capacities from 0GB (add your own drives), or from 16TB to 112TB with pricing starting at $1,228.99.

The ThunderBay Flex 8 is a 3-in-1 Thunderbolt 3 storage, docking, and PCIe expansion solution that offers eight drive bays that support a mix of SATA/SAS/U.2 NVMe drives for up to 128TB of storage capacity. It also sport a plethora of ports...

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Monday January 6

21:18
Bluetooth SIG announces LE Audio with audio sharing...




The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) on Monday outlined LE Audio, a new Bluetooth standard that will deliver a host of features like higher audio quality, support for hearing aids and audio sharing when it debuts.

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20:59
DxO PhotoLab 3.1.1.31 - Image enhancement for RAW...

DxO PhotoLab (was DxO Optics Pro) provides a complete set of smart assisted corrections that you can manually fine-tune at any time. Take control on every aspect of your photos: effectively remove noise, get rid of light constraints, recover color details, apply sophisticated optical corrections, and enhance details.

Features:

  • DxO Smart Lighting - Optimizes the dynamic range of your image and brings out the details from both under- and overexposed areas.
  • DxO ClearView - Intelligently boosts local contrast and effectively removes distant haze.
  • DxO PRIME - Automatically denoises high ISO RAW images and recovers accurate details and colors based on our exclusive algorithms.
  • Optical Corrections - Leverage your gear with tailored automatic corrections based on DxO’s renowned scientific expertise in measurement and calibration.
  • Introducing...
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19:00
Belkin unveils new 3-in-1 wireless charger, ultra-...

Belkin is out with several notable announcements at CES 2020 this evening across its Belkin, Linksys, and Wemo brands. There’s a new Wemo smart plug with HomeKit support, a wide array of new Belkin charging accessories, and more. Read on for all of the details.

more…

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19:00
OtterBox launches first antimicrobial glass iPhone...

At CES, OtterBox has announced the first glass iPhone screen protector with integrated antimicrobial technology registered with the EPA. The new Amplify Glass screen protector offers protection against scratches and drops as well as germs.

more…

The post OtterBox launches first antimicrobial glass iPhone screen protector approved by the EPA appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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19:00
Belkin teams with Devialet to build the SoundForm...

It’s no surprise that Belkin would make a device charger, but a high-end speaker is something else entirely.

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18:50
New Withings ScanWatch is a hybrid wearable with...

With Google’s acquisition of Fitbit — set to be completed this year, there will be one less independent player in the health space. Withings is kicking off 2020 with the ScanWatch. The French company is touting this hybrid smartwatch as being its “most medically advanced wearable.”

more…

The post New Withings ScanWatch is a hybrid wearable with crown dial, ECG, and sleep apnea detection appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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18:40
New Bluetooth LE Audio standard details support for...

At CES 2020 today, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group has announced a new Bluetooth standard for audio. The new standard is called LE (Low Energy) Audio and is designed to enhance the Bluetooth audio experience with features like audio sharing, native support for hearing aids, and more.

more…

The post New Bluetooth LE Audio standard details support for universal audio sharing, hearing aids, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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18:27
AMD Introduces the Disruptive Rzyen 4000 Series...

AMD had a breakthrough year in 2019 with their stock rocketing due to the success of their new Ryzen 7nm processors for PC's and Graphic cards that were adopted by the best brands in the industry such as Apple for MacBooks and the new Mac Pro workstation. AMD chips will be powering gaming devices from Microsoft, Sony and Google. But the big news of the day is the AMD 4000 Series Notebook Processor that is going to shake up 2020 notebook performance dramatically

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18:02
Bluetooth SIG Announces 'LE Audio' With...

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) today announced the upcoming launch of LE Audio, which is the next-generation of Bluetooth audio. LE Audio will bring enhanced Bluetooth audio performance, it will add support for Audio Sharing, and it will add support for hearing aids.

LE Audio features a new high-quality, low-power audio codec that will bring improved performance and better power consumption by offering high-quality audio even at low data rates. Developers will be able to create audio products that offer longer battery life or are smaller thanks to the need for less battery capacity.

With support for multi-stream audio, Bluetooth LE will allow for the transmission of multiple, independent, synchronized audio streams between an audio source device like a smartphone and one or more audio sink devices like earbuds. This will improve performance of wireless earbuds, offering a better stereo imaging experience...

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18:00
Next-generation Bluetooth LE Audio improves sound...

The Bluetooth SIG unveiled Bluetooth LE Audio, a new set of Bluetooth capabilities coming to devices and public venues within the next 12 to 18 months.

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17:26
All the TV shows Apple has in the works for Apple TV+




Apple announced Apple TV+ at a special event in March, introducing the world to a slate of upcoming original shows that will made available later this year. AppleInsider has been keeping track of everything the company is said to be producing, updated with word of Patricia Arquette's deal for "Severance."

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16:59
At CES 2020 Lenovo and Dell point to new Foldable...

Back in early October Patently Apple posted a report titled "Microsoft is set to Attack Apple during Holiday 2020 with an All-New Foldable Tablet and Foldable Phone." Our report noted that Microsoft's delay to bringing their new devices to market was like to give Wintel partners like Dell and others time to launch similar products. Well, at CES 2020, Dell was out in full force with two foldable concept devices.

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16:42
Samsung expected to unveil Galaxy S11 on Feb. 11




Samsung plans to hold its first Galaxy Unpacked event of 2020 on Feb. 11, where the company is expected to unveil a new flagship handset and, potentially, a fresh foldable design similar to the Motorola Razr.

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16:15
Budget smart home accessory maker Sengled unveils...

After several years of solely supporting Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, smart lighting company Sengled has now expanded to HomeKit. At CES 2020 today, the company announced new additions to its smart lighting range, including a new third-generation hub with HomeKit support.

more…

The post Budget smart home accessory maker Sengled unveils new HomeKit hub, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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15:20
News round-up: Intel offers details on ‘Comet Lake...

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

As discussed by AnandTech, at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Intel at CES provided details on its upcoming 10th-generation 45W "Comet Lake" chips, which could be slated for future 16-inch MacBook Pro models.

Apple has has added a new behind the scenes video about "The Morning Show" to its Apple TV YouTube channel.

In a note to clients -- as noted by AppleInsider — investment bank J.P. Morgan is reiterating its favorable view on shares of Apple,...

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15:00
Apple’s Breathe app on the Apple Watch has been...

Does your Apple Watch keep reminding you to breathe? You’re not alone. People all over the world are interrupted by the Apple Watch reminding them to breathe every day — even if they’re already breathing. So what gives?

more…

The post Apple’s Breathe app on the Apple Watch has been confusing people for years appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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14:42
Downlink 2.0: custom views of earth

I love these “earth views”.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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14:25
Apple shares rise on price target upgrades from...




Apple shares surged in mid-day trading on Monday as research firms like Needham and Evercore raised price targets to well above $300 per share, a figure that eclipses the stock's all-time high set last week.

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14:23
CES 2020: Sony Unveils New 4K and 8K TVs with...

Sony today announced the upcoming launch of several new 2020 4K and 8K sets TV, including the 8H 8K LED, A8H and MASTER Series A9S OLED, and X950H and X900H 4K LED televisions.

All of the new TVs offer support for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit. With ‌AirPlay‌ 2 support, the new TVs will be able to interact with other ‌AirPlay‌ 2 devices such as the HomePod or ‌AirPlay‌ 2-enabled speakers for multi-device whole home audio.

‌HomeKit‌ support allows the Sony TVs to show up in the Home app and respond to Siri voice commands for doing things like changing volume and turning the...

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14:09
Lutron expands HomeKit-compatible Caséta line with...

Popular smart home accessory maker Lutron has unveiled a pair of new products at CES 2020 today that further integrate with its Caséta line of HomeKit-compatible accessories. There’s a new Caséta Smart Motion Sensor and Caséta Repeater, as well as the Aurora Wallplate Bracket.

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14:02
Samsung to Unveil New Smartphones at Galaxy Unpacked...

Samsung this weekend announced that its next event will take place on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, with the South Korean company set to unveil new smartphones that will compete with Apple's iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max.

Samsung is expected to launch a trio of Galaxy S11 smartphones, which will be the company's new flagship devices when they debut, plus there's been talk of a new foldable smartphone that will rival the Motorola Razr.

Rumors suggest the new smartphones will feature a design similar to the Galaxy Note 10 with a hole-punch cutout at the top of the display. Screen sizes are rumored to be 6.4, 6.7, and 6.9 inches.

Features are said to include 5G connectivity, a four camera array with a 108-megapixel camera, 5x optical zoom, a 5,000mAh...

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13:56
How much is your iPhone XS/XS Max worth right now?

It might feel like it was just yesterday that Apple launched the iPhone XS, but just like any other smartphone, the passage of time quickly dates our devices no matter how beloved they are. Regardless of which phone you’re looking to upgrade to, you might be curious to know what your iPhone XS or XS Max is worth in terms of trade in value. Well, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s how to get the most cash for your phone.

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13:04
CES 2020: Best of Accessories




CES has always included a high number of accessory producers showing off add-ons for iPhones, iPads, and other devices, and this year is no exception. Here is AppleInsider's list of notable accessories that made an appearance at the trade show.

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12:56
CES Unveiled 2020: Multi-Device Wireless Chargers,...

The annual CES event is taking place this week, with thousands of companies converging in Las Vegas to show off their newest tech-related products.

CES officially starts on Tuesday, January 7, but there was a CES Unveiled media preview event on Sunday along with a press conference for Samsung, both of which MacRumors attended. We've rounded up some of the most interesting things that we've seen so far for our latest YouTube video.

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Accessory maker Pitaka showed off the Air Omni, an all-in-one Apple charging accessory that includes wireless charging options for the AirPods, Apple Watch, and iPhone. That's...

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12:50
Apple TV+ iPad Poster Series bringing show...

Apple is offering new opportunities for illustrators through Today at Apple that combine the creative potential of iPads with popular Apple TV+ shows. A run of exclusive sessions at top Apple Stores will celebrate the craft of poster design.

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12:49
NVIDIA's new GeForce drivers include a...

With CES as a backdrop, NVIDIA has released its first set of GeForce drivers for 2020. Alongside the usual slate of compatibility updates and bug fixes, the software includes a new feature that allows you to set a framerate limit across all your game...

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12:36
Lenovo Debuts First Foldable PC Set to Launch in Mid...

Lenovo last year unveiled a new foldable ThinkPad prototype, marking the first foldable PC design that we'd seen. Lenovo has continued to work on that prototype, and is now ready to bring it to market.

At CES, Lenovo is showing off the new ThinkPad X1 Fold, a laptop PC with a 13.3-inch folding LED display with a 4x3 ratio.

According to Lenovo, the ThinkPad X1 Fold is made from a combination of lightweight alloys and carbon fiber, and it's protected by a leather folio cover. It weighs in at less than two pounds and is designed to "seamlessly morph through multiple orientations," transforming from a device with a small footprint to a device with a fully flat display.

The ThinkPad X1 Fold is equipped with Intel Core Processors with Intel Hybrid Technology, and it will run Windows 10 when it launches, though Windows 10X...

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12:32
9to5Mac Daily: January 06, 2020 – 5G iPhone details...

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 Hyper: If you’re at CES 2020, stop by the Hyper booth to check out their latest USB-C hubs and out more about the HyperJuice, the world’s first 100W GaN USB-C Charger, here

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12:13
Tumblr's digital literacy campaign targets fake...

Tumblr is launching a year-long digital literacy campaign to fight fake news, cyberbullying and other toxic internet behavior. Tumblr hopes the campaign, dubbed World Wide What, will spread internet safety awareness and start healthy conversations wi...

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12:06
Anker's Made for iPhone Certified Flash...

Anker in late December debuted a new Made for iPhone (MFi) certified LED flash accessory that's meant to connect to the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max through the Lightning port, and now it's available for preorder ahead of a late January launch.

Anker's ‌iPhone‌ LED Flash is the first Made for ‌iPhone‌ flash accessory that's available for purchase. With Made for ‌iPhone‌ integration, the flash accessory is recognized by Apple's new iPhones and can be triggered using the default Camera app and third-party camera apps.

According to Anker, the ‌iPhone‌ LED Flash offers twice the range and four times the brightness of the built-in ‌iPhone‌ flash. It will last for approximately 10,000 shots before needing to be recharged, and it...

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12:01
AA20-006A: Potential for Iranian Cyber Response to U...

Original release date: January 6, 2020
Summary

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is sharing the following information with the cybersecurity community as a primer for assisting in the protection of our Nation’s critical infrastructure in light of the current tensions between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the United States and Iran’s historic use of cyber offensive activities to retaliate against perceived harm. Foremost, CISA recommends organizations take the following actions:

  1. Adopt a state of heightened awareness. This includes minimizing coverage gaps in personnel availability, more consistently consuming relevant threat intelligence, and making sure emergency call trees are up to date.
  2. Increase organizational vigilance. Ensure security personnel are monitoring key internal security capabilities and that they know how to identify anomalous behavior. Flag any known Iranian indicators...
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12:00
You might not be able to avoid TCL's...

Whether you knew it or not, TCL -- perhaps best known for its impressively cheap TVs -- has been making phones for years. Just about every Alcatel gadget you've ever seen? Forged in a factory by TCL. They've been around, in other words. What they...

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12:00
Audi’s ‘empathetic’ AI:Me is about relaxing while...

Commuting is the worst part of driving. It's a stress-inducing piece of hell that many of us endure on a daily basis. Audi aims to eliminate that stress with a tiny self-driving car that takes you on a virtual journey while you're sitting in gr...

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11:58
CES 2020: Best of Health and Fitness




A market that is continuing to grow, providers of health and fitness devices have used CES 2020 to introduce more items to help people improve their wellbeing. AppleInsider lists off some of the new electronic devices and services that aim to make people stronger and healthier.

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11:45
Apple Launches Annual 'Back to University...

Apple today launched its annual Back to University promotion in Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, and Brazil, offering students and teachers free Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones or free Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones with purchase.

With the purchase of an eligible Mac, which includes the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, or iMac Pro, students can get free Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones.

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11:36
CES 2020: Best of HomeKit




Apple's HomeKit platform is gaining more support from smart home device producers wanting to join the growing ecosystem of inter-connected devices. Here are some of the many HomeKit-enabled devices introduced at CES 2020 with the aim of improving your home life.

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11:30
Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Fold is the first real...

It's been more than seven months since I first laid eyes on Lenovo's foldable tablet PC prototype, and the company is now ready to launch the world's first laptop with a folding screen. The device now has a name -- the ThinkPad X1 Fold -- and L...

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11:30
Lenovo's ThinkBook Plus is a laptop that...

It wouldn't be CES if Lenovo didn't have a bevy of new laptops to announce, but I can't say we saw the company's new ThinkBook Plus coming. On one level, it's pretty prosaic -- it's available with a 13.3-inch matte, full HD IPS display, one USB-C...

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11:30
Lenovo's Smart Frame puts your digital photos...

Like many of us, you probably have hundreds and thousands of photos on your phone or the cloud, never to be seen again. Sure, you could print and hang them, but if you ever want to change photos, that can be a pain. A smart display can double as...

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11:30
Lenovo's Yoga 5G laptop packs nine antennas and...

When Lenovo announced its Project Limitless laptop would be the world's first 5G PC at Computex 2019, the company was indeed ahead of its competition. Today at CES 2020 though, Lenovo has fallen slightly behind. HP and Dell have both already announce...

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11:30
Lenovo's Ideapad Duet Chromebook is a tiny 2-in...

Lenovo's awkwardly-named Ideapad Duet Chromebook is a bit of a throwback. For a long time, most Chrome OS devices were inexpensive and small, but in recent years they've gotten more expensive as Google and other manufacturers have tried to pit them d...

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11:30
Lenovo teams with Ducati on a racing-inspired...

Used to be that you'd have to hunch around coffee shops in your racing leathers to show off that, yeah, you ride a motorcycle, it's pretty sweet. Thankfully those days have come to an end thanks to a collaboration between Lenovo and Ducati. The unlik...

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11:30
16-inch MacBook Pro upgrade on the way: Intel teases...

Apple recently released the 16-inch MacBook Pro, complete with a handful of welcome design features like an improved Magic Keyboard and slimmer display bezels. With Intel’s 9th-generation “Coffee Lake” processors featuring up to 8 cores and 16 threads, it’s plenty fast.

But we can probably expect it to get a little faster this year. At CES, Intel teased its new ”Comet Lake H” series 10th-generation processors. These are higher-wattage (45W), higher-performance versions of the 10th-generation Comet Lake mobile processors announced last year. That 45-watt power envelope is perfectly suitable for the 16-inch MacBook Pro. It uses Intel’s current 9th-generation 45-watt mobile processors, after all.

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11:28
Apple sweeps device sales during key U.S. holiday...

I find it interesting the iPhone 11 Pro doesn’t make this list. Looks like consumers are being budget conscious or going big, with no room in the middle for the “simple” Pro.

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11:28
Continental focuses on connectivity and security at...

Continental executives took to the stage on Monday at CES 2020 to regale the assembled crowd with their vision of a safer, smarter and more connected driving future.

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11:26
Apple launches ‘Back to Uni’ promo in Australia and...

Apple today has launched its annual Back to Uni promotion for Mac and iPad buyers in New Zealand and Australia. This promotion is similar to the Back to School offer Apple runs in the United States every year and offers students discounts, free Beats, and more.

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11:08
∞ Top 5 crashes of 2019

A little light viewing for your Monday. Considering most of these crashes occurred at upwards of 75-100 mph, it’s amazing that all the riders were OK.

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11:06
iPhone XR Users Experiencing Difficulties on UK...

The iPhone XR is not properly functioning on the O2 network in the UK, according to the BBC. Based on multiple reports on Twitter, XR users who have O2 as a mobile provider have been experiencing multiple signal outages per day.

Customers have been unable to make and receive calls and send and receive text messages, as well as maintain a reliable LTE connection for using apps.

An O2 spokesperson told the BBC that it is working closely with partners to resolve "an intermittent issue affecting some of our customers using ‌iPhone XR‌." O2 did not clarify how many customers are affected, but said that turning the iPhone off and on again can temporarily fix the issue.

According to one customer with an affected device, he was told by an O2 customer service representative that...

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11:00
Hisense unveils a $5,000 short throw laser projector

TV manufacturer Hisense is jumping belatedly into the ultra short throw projector game at CES 2020 with its own model, along with a bunch of new inexpensive 4K TVs. The L5 4K projector uses a blue laser to deliver huge, sharp images "while avoiding u...

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11:00
Sennheiser brings Ambeo 3D audio to cars with...

Sennheiser's Ambeo 3D audio technology has been packed into everything from soundbars to headphones to AR devices. It will soon be available in cars too, without the need for speakers, thanks to Sennhesier's vehicle audio system created in partnershi...

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10:52
CES 2020: Zagg unveils new 10.2-inch iPad keyboards...

At CES 2020 this week, Zagg Brands has unveiled a new collection of accessories for Apple’s 10.2-inch iPad, as well as a new Mophie Powerstation Go portable battery, and more.

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10:52
Leaks of Sony's Xperia 5 Plus show bigger...

Sony's Xperia 5 was a welcome refresh, but its 6.1-inch size made it a tough sell if you wanted a large phone. Relief may be on the horizon, though, and you'll apparently get considerably more than just a bigger screen. OnLeaks and SlashLeaks have...

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10:50
iPhone Update Reminds Users -- Again and Again -- of...

Some app developers are concerned that frequent iOS 13 notifications will scare users away. From a report: "'Facebook' has used your location 107 times in the background over the past 3 days. Do you want to continue to allow background location use?" Such pop-up notifications are frequent for many iPhone users who have downloaded Apple's iOS 13. They arrive every few days for each app that tracks location while not in use and includes maps. Apple touted the new notifications as a way to make users more mindful of how much tracking goes on even when they aren't using their phones. Each notification gives users the option to let the app use their location data only when it is in use or if they agree for the app to track their locations at all times. Since iOS 13 was released in September, tens of millions of people have moved to block apps' ability to track their locations when not in use, according to an estimate from Location Sciences, a company that verifies mobile location data...

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10:47
LG bringing Apple TV app to smart TVs in 2020




Owners of LG smart televisions will soon be able to watch content from the Apple TV+ service without requiring a separate set-top box, with the South Korean electronics company bringing the Apple TV app to a number of screens running webOS.

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10:45
Panasonic introduces its first true wireless, noise-...

True wireless earbuds are obviously trending. At CES this year, we've already seen models by Harman Kardon, Jabra and Shure. Now, Panasonic and its Technics brand are introducing three more options: the Panasonic RZ-S500W and RZ-S300W and the Technic...

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10:43
Mac version of Blueshift transcribing app now...

Blueshift Development has launched an app for the Mac which, like its iPhone and iPad app, transcribes audio offline and on the device to help with privacy and cost. The app also features editing features to correct with the help of timestamps.

The Mac app transcribes entirely offline, using new features found in the latest software release from Apple in macOS 10.15.2.

The app allows recording from the app to get live transcription, or to import audio and video after the fact to get the transcript. Users can also edit the app with timestamps at every word, so that they can select text to jump to that point in the audio for an easier time refining or correcting the transcript.

Students, business professionals, interviewers and transcription professionals can use the app to get a head start on their project, says Matthew Waller, the developer behind Blueshift. And because the transcription happens on the user’s device, the app...

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10:31
Crazy good deals: New 16-inch MacBook Pro drops to $...




The best Apple deals are right here at AppleInsider with exclusive savings on Apple's new 16-inch MacBook Pro and latest iPad Air. Save $270 instantly on the 16-inch MacBook Pro or pick up a spacious 2019 iPad Air with 256GB capacity and LTE capability for just $579, matching the lowest price recorded from a top Apple Authorized Reseller.

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10:29
Apple was top pick of South Korean investors among...

The Korea Herald says Apple was the top pick by South Korean investors among foreign companies during the fourth quarter of 2019 as local investors joined the rush to buy shares in the company in hopes of it making a rally.

Apple outperformed all other market-leading tech shares in 2019, rising 86%, as its new products, such as the Apple Watch 5 series, drew better-than-expected market response. According to the data compiled by the Korea Securities Depository (KSD), South Korean investors net bought US$59.3 million worth of Apple stocks, the largest tally among all foreign companies during the October-December period of 2019.

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10:29
DOJ stops investigating Uber for foreign bribery

The Department of Justice has dropped an investigation into Uber over alleged foreign bribes. The agency said in an SEC filing it "will not be pursuing enforcement action."

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10:22
Apple TV app is coming to LG’s webOS platform, will...

At the CES show last year, LG (along with other TV manufacturers) announced that many of its new TV models would support HomeKit and AirPlay 2. This year, the company is going much further. In a press release announcing its new 2020 TV models, LG announced that the Apple TV app is coming to the webOS smart TV platform.

That means customers who buy LG’s 2020 OLED or NanoCell TVs will have access to the Apple TV app, which has only been a part of Samsung’s smart TV platform until now (as well as streaming devices like Roku and Fire TV). What’s more, the release mentions that LG customers with 2018 and 2019 models will get an update to their webOS smart TV platform that includes the Apple TV app.

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10:21
YouTube is asking all creators to identify videos...

YouTube is widening its child privacy efforts after an initial foray this fall. It's starting a worldwide rollout for creator tools that makes it easier to flag videos as made for kids. When a producer labels a video as child-oriented, it'll disabl...

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10:19
Experts say 2020 may be Apple's strongest year...

2019 saw a “complete turnaround in Apple's market share and presence in India, fueled by attractive price drops on previous generation iPhone models (iPhone XR), affordable newer flagship premium models (iPhone 11) and attractive schemes on other products," according to a LiveMint report. And this year looks to be even better.

Apple Watches, AirPods Pro, and Mac desktops saw increased adoption in the country. And the first-ever flagship retail store would give Apple a booster in the price-sensitive smartphone market in 2020, notes industry experts.

“Apple recovered in the Indian market in 2019 after a sharp decline in 2018. 2020 is going to be important, as this is the year when Apple has strongest-ever portfolio -- iPhone XR, iPhone 11 and iPhone 8 -- that will be very much relevant for...

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10:18
Uber is adding public transit tickets to its app in...

Uber users in Las Vegas will soon be able to purchase public transit tickets through the app. Making it the second city where the service has brought public transit into its fold.

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10:12
Alexa voice control is coming to Lamborghini and...

Alexa is about to come to some particularly posh cars, and it'll handle more than you might think. Both Lamborghini and Rivian have announced that Amazon's voice assistant will be integrated in their vehicles by the end of 2020. It'll perform common...

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10:08
Deals: Save $150 to $300 on every Apple 16-inch...




Extended by popular demand! Apple authorized resellers have extended record-breaking discounts on Apple's brand-new 16-inch MacBook Pro, delivering cash savings of up to $300 off every model, including loaded Core i9 systems, via instant rebates and exclusive coupons. Find out how to save hundreds of dollars and grab the lowest prices on the ultimate Apple laptop.

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10:03
South Korean investors increasingly bet big on Apple




During the last quarter of 2019, investors in South Korea bought almost $60 million of Apple shares. In a region dominated by Samsung, this made Apple the biggest foreign company for investors.

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10:00
You can actually buy Origin's new 'Big O...

Remember Origin PC's ridiculous franken-gaming-machine that combined an Xbox One X, PlayStation 4 Pro, Nintendo Switch and Windows-powered PC? At the time, it was just a marketing gimmick designed to celebrate the company's 10th birthday and the half...

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09:46
All of the best gear and gadgets from CES Unveiled...




CES 2020 is upon us and Unveiled is the first event leading into the massive trade show. AppleInsider is on the ground to seek out the most interesting gadgets debuted during the showing.

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09:41
Intel Unveils 10th-Generation 'Comet Lake...

Intel at CES shared details on its upcoming 10th-generation 45W "Comet Lake" chips, which could be slated for future 16-inch MacBook Pro models.

As highlighted by AnandTech, the new 10th-generation chips will be built on the 14++nm architecture and will reach higher than ever speeds. The Core i7 chips will hit 5GHz speeds, while the Core i9 models will exceed 5GHz.

Intel hasn't shared additional details on the chips yet, but AnandTech speculates that Intel will introduce Turbo Boost Max 3.0 and Velocity Boost technology to the chips.

There are already a few manufacturers such as Acer and Lenovo that have announced support for the new 45W chips, and Intel believes the hardware will be coming to the market soon, so these may be the chips Apple will use...

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09:31
Bookends 13.3

Brings several updates for macOS 10.15 Catalina and adds the capability to import from Google Scholar in the Bookends Browser. ($59.99 new, free update, 50.9 MB)

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09:21
LG bringing Apple TV app to 2018 and newer TVs this...

LG has announced that it is adding support for Apple’s TV app to its webOS smart TV platform. This means that owners of LG smart TVs will soon be able to access Apple TV+, iTunes content, and more without using an Apple TV or other streaming accessory.

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09:20
Luminar 4.1

Brings performance improvements and new technology additions for the recently upgraded AI-powered photo editing app. ($89 new, free update, 18.8 MB)

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09:18
Pixelmator Pro 1.5.5

Adds the new ML Super Resolution feature, which makes it possible to increase the resolution of images while keeping them sharp and detailed. ($39.99 new, free update, 187 MB)

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09:14
CleanMyMac X 4.5.2

Adds support for cleaning up new groups of Chrome items in the Privacy module and ensures that Firefox items are displayed properly within Privacy. ($89.95 new, free update, 55.5 MB)

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09:04
How to use YouTube in picture-in-picture mode on iOS

The iPad is a real multitasking beast these days, with simple split-screen app functionality and a super-handy picture-in-picture mode for apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Apple TV. Sadly, the YouTube iOS app doesn’t support this feature, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a workaround.

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09:04
Audio Hijack 3.6.3

Adds the capability to capture audio from Siri and VoiceOver. ($49 new, free update, 14.1 MB)

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09:02
CES 2020: Apple TV App Debuting on 2020 LG OLED TVs...

LG today expanded on last week's announcement of new 8K OLED TVs with new details on the full lineup of 13 new OLED models, including a new 48-inch size.

Most notably for Apple fans, LG says the new lineup of OLED TVs will include an Apple TV app, letting users access ‌Apple TV‌+, ‌Apple TV‌ channels, and iTunes video content. In addition to the new 2020 models, LG says the app will also be coming to 2019 and 2018 models later this year, although exact details on which models will be getting the app have yet to be shared.New for 2020, the ‌Apple TV‌ app allows customers to subscribe and watch ‌Apple TV‌+ and ‌Apple TV‌ channels as well as access their iTunes video library and...

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09:00
Facebook revamps Privacy Checkup with more granular...

Facebook has given Privacy Checkup a fresh coat of paint and an overall upgrade, which makes it more helpful when it comes to keeping your account secure. When you access the feature -- simply search for "Privacy Checkup" on the platform to do so --...

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09:00
Elgato’s new capture card will let you stream 4K...

While we're about a year away from the launch of the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, Elgato wants streamers to be ready when those consoles come out this holiday season. At CES, the company announced the 4K60 S+, its latest external capture card. Th...

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08:57
HomeKit security system maker Abode unveils...

After becoming the first DIY smart home security system to offer HomeKit support, Abode has announced its first smart camera at CES to integrate with the rest of its smart home security lineup. It offers nice versatility as it can be used inside, outside, and even as a doorbell with an included mount.

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08:56
Apple Plans to Switch to Randomized Serial Numbers...

In an internal memo shared with Apple Authorized Service Providers, Apple has indicated that it plans to update its serial number format to a randomized alphanumeric string for future products starting in late 2020. Apple says all serial numbers that exist before the change is made will remain the same.

Apple already uses alphanumeric serial numbers, but it has long been possible to determine the date and location that a product was manufactured based on the current format. The randomized format would likely not be decipherable, or at least hard to, and it could also help to reduce fraud.

The memo was published today and obtained by MacRumors from a reliable source. It is unclear if the change will apply worldwide.

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08:56
Apple Plans to Switch to Randomized Serial Numbers...

In an internal memo shared with Apple Authorized Service Providers, Apple has indicated that it plans to update its serial number format to a randomized alphanumeric string for future products starting in late 2020. Apple says all serial numbers that exist before the change is made will remain the same.

Apple already uses alphanumeric serial numbers, but it has long been possible to determine the date and location that a product was manufactured based on the current format. The randomized format would likely not be decipherable, or at least hard to, and it could also help to reduce fraud.

The memo was published today and obtained by MacRumors from a reliable source. It is unclear if the change will apply worldwide.

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08:51
iPhone Xs is down to $650 in today’s best deals, 13-...
08:38
Video shows that gaming on the base model Mac Pro...

The new Mac Pro is here, and Apple says this is the ideal computer for heavy tasks like programming and video editing. But can this machine handle heavy games? YouTuber Quinn Nelson tested it and published the rather disappointing result on his channel Snazzy Labs.

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08:30
LG says 'let's get small' at CES,...

If you're one of the many who don't want a massive TV dominating your space, but still want top-notch image quality, LG's new 48-inch OLED may be what you're looking for.

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08:30
LG's 2020 TVs: Massive 8K screens and the first...

Prior to LG's CES 2020 press conference this morning, the company already revealed a slew of "Real 8K" televisions on the way, and announced that the rollable 4K OLED TV we saw at last year's show is ready to go on sale later this year. Both of t...

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08:25
Analyst Claims 5G iPhones Will Have Staggered...

Last month, in a research note with TF International Securities, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said he expects four high-end iPhones with 5G support to launch in the second half of 2020, including both sub-6GHz and sub-6GHz-and-mmWave models.

Kuo said iPhone models with mmWave would be available in five markets, including the United States, Canada, Japan, Korea, and the United Kingdom, adding that Apple may disable sub-6GHz functionality in countries that do not offer 5G service or have a shallow 5G penetration rate to reduce production costs.

Based on checks within Apple's supply chain, however, Susquehanna analyst Mehdi Hosseini disagrees with Kuo's timeframe. Instead, he expects 5G-enabled iPhones to launch in two phases, including sub-6GHz models in September 2020 and mmWave models in December 2020 or January 2021.

The allegedly...

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08:05
Apple’s ‘The Morning Show’ didn’t win a Golden Globe...

Just like the iPod, the critics got it wrong. Apple might not have won the coveted best drama award for The Morning Show at the Golden Globes, but the first season was nothing less than one of the best I’ve ever seen, streaming or otherwise. That’s despite a barely-fresh Rotten Tomatoes score and some truly scathing reviews that nearly convinced me to write it off altogether.

Slate’s Inkoo Kang called it “a giant, faultlessly tasteful gift box filled mostly with packing peanuts.” Ian Thomas Malone labeled it “an elaborate disaster.” Even our own Leif Johnson wrote that the first few episodes had him “...

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08:00
Whistle nixes GPS to make a more affordable health...

Whistle has been making pet-tracking devices for years, first starting with a product often referred to as a "Fitbit for dogs" and then moving into GPS-enabled tracking devices to find lost pets. Last year, the company released its most advanced trac...

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08:00
Diesel's latest Wear OS watch puts a fresh...

If you wanted to spruce up a Wear OS smartwatch lineup knowing that you were stuck with the same hardware that most companies had been using for over a year, what would you do? For Diesel, the answer is simple: tart it up with an attention-getting d...

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07:59
JBL takes the wraps off $100 colorful AirPod...

As expected, CES 2020 is delivering a fresh batch of AirPod competitors. Today’s announcement comes from JBL, which is rolling out a colorful alternative to Apple’s popular earbuds. Aside from a rainbow of case choices, JBL is undercutting the alternative with an aggressive $100 price tag. This is alongside an upgraded version for $150, both of which are detailed below.

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07:27
Is it still worth investing in Apple stock this year?

By John Salazar

If we give you a few seconds to think of a “Silicon Valley Giant,” you’ll likely think of Apple as part of your first five options. That’s a reasonable thought, given Apple has indeed made a name for itself since its meteoric rise before the 21st Century. 

Unfortunately, as much as we like Apple as consumers, it’s a different thing entirely as an investor. If you have enough money to spare, we can’t just buy Apple stocks “because it’s cool.” And in today’s turbulent financial times, there involves a lot of risk in investing in big brands like Apple. So here’s the question: is it still worth investing in Apple? Here are some things you might want to consider

Are you searching for a vast slate of offerings? Some investors hesitate investing in a company or a brand that relies on one — or even a select — number of brands and products offerings below them. This makes sense, as...

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07:25
2019 saw ‘complete turnaround’ for Apple in India,...

2019 saw a “complete turnaround” in the performance of Apple in India, says a report — with local researchers predicting that there is even better news to come in 2020.

The report said Apple’s revitalized fortunes in the country were due to a mix of iPhone pricing, Mac sales and wearables…

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07:24
Apple may split its 5G 'iPhone 12' into...




A financial analyst claims that Apple will divide its 5G launches into one for the slower sub-6GHz "iPhone 12" in September, and one for the faster mmWave models in December or January 2021.

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07:18
Intel aims beyond 5Ghz for future MacBook Pro H-...




The next generation of MacBook Pro could be equipped with processors capable of going faster than 5Ghz, after Intel revealed at CES 2020 it was planning to release a 10th-generation mobile processor capable of outpacing its existing 5GHz flagship component.

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07:11
Apple may Delay 5G iPhones a few Months due to a...

Back in early December Patently Apple posted a report titled "Qualcomm's President Ensures that Apple's first 5G iPhone is a Priority while admitting some Components will be Missing." The report was unable to name the missing components specifically. Today we're learning the component is a special antenna known as ...

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07:10
∞ When touching a key wakes your Mac, how do you...

A friend of mine has been away from the Mac for a long time (living on an iPad), just bought a new MacBook Pro.

As he went to wipe down his keyboard, he discovered that pressing a key or the trackpad woke his computer. With his Apple Watch set to unlock his computer, he found himself wipe-typing, not something he wanted. He asked for the best way to disable this behavior.

In the old days, you could shut down your Mac, do your wiping, carefully avoiding the power on button. But with the introduction of the 2018 models, Apple made a change to both MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, so they turn on when you touch any key or the trackpad.

You can read all about that behavior in this technical note.

I brought this up on Twitter yesterday, got a number of...

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07:00
Moen launches standalone smart water leak detector,...

Moen has made three announcements in conjunction with Flo Technologies at CES introducing a new standalone smart water leak detector that can work on its own or pair with the Flo by Moen Smart Water Shutoff, an update to its FloSense software and iOS app, as well as a new smart kitchen faucet.

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06:49
∞ 500 drones, a remarkable TV in the sky

[VIDEO] This was an amazing demonstration (video embedded in main Loop post), 500 drones as pixels, bringing moving images to Singapore’s night sky.

When I saw this, I immediately saw a future with thousands of drones, and then millions of drones, eventually bringing video, surveillance, and advertising to the roofs of our cities.

[H/T, Julie Sobsey]

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06:48
AAPL was top pick for investors in Samsung’s home...

AAPL was the top pick for investors in Samsung’s home market of South Korea during the final quarter of 2019, according to the Korea Securities Depository (KSD)…

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06:48
OWC unveils the Akitio Node Titan, a Mac-compatible...

At this week's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), OWC announced the upcoming Akitio Node Titan, an external graphics processing Unit (eGPU) that lets users transform their notebook or other slotless computer (Mac mini, iMac, MacBook Pro, NUC, etc.) into a gaming, video editing and graphics workstation.

It connects to a Thunderbolt 3-equipped computer. In macOS 10.14 and later, you can turn on "Prefer external GPU.” For graphics cards (sold separately) that require more than the x16 PCIe slot industry standard 75W output, the Node Titan packs a 650W power supply that can handle cards like the Radeon RX Vega 64.

The Akitio Node Titan is expected to be available in the first quarter of 2020 through MacSales.com. Pricing hasn't been announced

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06:40
Flash deal: $250 off Apple's 2019 13-inch...




Amazon is kicking off CES 2020 week with a stellar discount on Apple's current 13-inch MacBook Pro, knocking $250 off the 256GB Core i5 model and matching mid-December holiday pricing.

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06:40
Ricky Gervais roasts Apple at last night’s Golden...

Last night’s Golden Globes felt unmoored, Ricky Gervais in full, uncontrolled roast mode. Tim Cook was there, along with Apple TV+ stars such as Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Jason Momoa.

Take a look at the video (quick, before the video is DMCA’d) in the embedded tweet for the double-edged take on The Morning Show and “sweat-shops in China”.

Ricky Gervais:

"…You say you're woke but the companies you work for…Apple, Amazon, Disney…if ISIS started a streaming service you'd call your agent, wouldn't you. If you do win an award tonight, don't use it as a platform to make a political speech…" pic.twitter.com/rVRIng2JAH

— Yashar Ali (@yashar) January 6, 2020

Ouch.

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06:36
Ring announces upgraded home security products,...

Ring has taken to CES 2020 to detail its latest products, including six new security-minded accessories designed to help users feel safer at home. Alongside a new gate monitor are Alexa-enabled smart light bulbs and outdoor lighting. Its been a rather tumultuous few weeks for Ring following reports of questionable security practices, so today’s showing at CES 2020 is all the more important for Amazon’s security subsidiary. Head below for additional details.

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06:34
OWC launches Mercury Helios 3S PCIe Card Expansion...

OWC has announced the availability of the new OWC Mercury Helios 3S PCIe card expansion chassis for Thunderbolt 3-equipped Macs and PCs. 

It adds an external PCIe slot for addition of pro-level PCIe cards. Its dual Thunderbolt 3 ports offers the ability to daisy-chain up to five additional Thunderbolt peripherals.

The Mercury Helios 3S functions like a dock, allowing the use of a variety of dedicated PCIe cards. Users can capture high-quality audio with a PCIe audio card and then re-task Helios 3S with a PCIe SSD card to edit and archive tracks. According to the folks at OWC, you can swap cards in minutes.

The Mercury Helios 3S supports a variety of half-length, full-height, single or double-width pro-level PCIe cards from leading brands like AJA, Apogee, ATTO, Avid Pro Tools, Blackmagic Design...

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06:34
OWC launches Mercury Helios 3S PCIe Card Expansion...

OWC has announced the availability of the new OWC Mercury Helios 3S PCIe card expansion chassis for Thunderbolt 3-equipped Macs and PCs. 

It adds an external PCIe slot for addition of pro-level PCIe cards. Its dual Thunderbolt 3 ports offers the ability to daisy-chain up to five additional Thunderbolt peripherals.

The Mercury Helios 3S functions like a dock, allowing the use of a variety of dedicated PCIe cards. Users can capture high-quality audio with a PCIe audio card and then re-task Helios 3S with a PCIe SSD card to edit and archive tracks. According to the folks at OWC, you can swap cards in minutes.

The Mercury Helios 3S supports a variety of half-length, full-height, single or double-width pro-level PCIe cards from leading brands like AJA, Apogee, ATTO, Avid Pro Tools, Blackmagic Design...

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06:34
OWC launches Mercury Helios 3S PCIe Card Expansion...

OWC has announced the availability of the new OWC Mercury Helios 3S PCIe card expansion chassis for Thunderbolt 3-equipped Macs and PCs. 

It adds an external PCIe slot for addition of pro-level PCIe cards. Its dual Thunderbolt 3 ports offers the ability to daisy-chain up to five additional Thunderbolt peripherals.

The Mercury Helios 3S functions like a dock, allowing the use of a variety of dedicated PCIe cards. Users can capture high-quality audio with a PCIe audio card and then re-task Helios 3S with a PCIe SSD card to edit and archive tracks. According to the folks at OWC, you can swap cards in minutes.

The Mercury Helios 3S supports a variety of half-length, full-height, single or double-width pro-level PCIe cards from leading brands like AJA, Apogee, ATTO, Avid Pro Tools, Blackmagic Design...

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