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Tuesday March 5

07:47
Switched to Apple from Android all over the Apple...

Reddit:

The last iPhone i owned was a 4s and I’ve been an Android user since the Galaxy s4. That all changed when I saw the AW Series 4. Wanting to purchase an all around smart watch and activity tracker I found the Samsung Gear s3 disappointing. Also tried the Garmin Fenix 3 but it wasn’t for me. The AW series 4 hooked me for some reason, hooked me to the point where I decided to trade my Note 9 for a iPhoneX.

It’s been about 2 weeks now and honestly, I don’t regret the decision. There are a couple things I miss but nothing that makes me think I’ve done something stupid. I’m really impressed how the Apple ecosystem interacts with the devices. I also just purchased a 6th gen iPad this weekend to keep experimenting. Being a “newer” Apple user with multiple devices is there anything the community could recommend for tips or tricks, apps etc? Just looking for fun ways to experiment with the new gear I have. Thanks for your time.

This is one Android user, pulled...

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07:44
Alphabet’s Chronicle finally reveals its...

Last year, Google's parent company Alphabet announced Chronicle, a cybersecurity division spun out of X (previously Google X). Now, Chronicle has launched its first commercial product -- a global telemetry platform called Backstory. According to Chro...

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07:43
UK Investment Bank Barclays Fine Tunes their Payment...

In 2016 Patently Apple posted a report titled "Barclays Finally Supports Apple Pay at more than 400,000 Contactless Points around the UK." Barclays has always been trying to beat Apple Pay and we're learning today that Barclays Plc is preparing to merge ...

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07:42
‘The risk paid off’: How Apple prevailed in the U.S...

Politico:

Under CEO Tim Cook, Apple has kept its China-manufactured iPhones off the list of Chinese imports that Trump has slapped with roughly $250 billion in tariffs. That puts the Cupertino, Calif.-based electronics giant in an enviable position compared with other sectors caught in the crossfire — thanks in part to efforts by the soft-spoken, 58-year-old Cook to cultivate leaders in both countries.

This is clearly a political issue, but the article is an interesting take on Tim Cook’s under-appreciated finesse.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:39
A nice explainer on the new USB4 spec: Thunderbolt 3...

PCWorld:

Meet USB4, which promises to simply the USB naming scheme and integrate the high-bandwidth Thunderbolt 3 specification. Just a week after the upcoming USB 3.2 specification’s branding scheme threatened to confuse PC buyers, the next USB spec is trying to resolve it all.

And:

From a technical standpoint, USB4 is good news, promising to take the small jumble of USB specifications, form factors, and branding and consolidate them into something more understandable for a general audience.

And this, from the USB4 announcement itself:

With over 50 companies actively participating in the final stages of review of the draft specification, the USB4 specification is on track to be published around the middle of 2019. Coincident with the release of the USB4 specification, the release of an updated USB Type...

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07:30
The best games for Xbox One

A series of missteps put Microsoft in second place before the Xbox One even came out. While it's likely to remain there until the next generation begins, there are a lot of people out there who have never experienced what the console has to offer. Wi...

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07:20
Mitsubishi shows off the future of its plug-in...

Mitsubishi just unveiled the burly Engelberg Tourer concept with a plug-in electric hybrid drivetrain. It boasts an all-electric range of 43 miles, making it a practical daily driver that can carry a lot of cargo, thanks to the size and very boxy sha...

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07:19
Feature Request: Sort out Apple Music’s lyrics...

I wrote back in 2015 on the bloated mess that was iTunes, and suggested that Apple needed to take the same approach on Mac as it has on iOS: separate apps for each content category.

The company took a big step in this direction with the release of iTunes 12.7 in 2017, removing apps and ringtones from iTunes, turning iTunes U into a subsection of podcasts, and tidying up Internet Radio …

more…

The post Feature Request: Sort out Apple Music’s lyrics database, starting with singer-songwriter tracks appeared first...

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07:19
NSA's domestic metadata collection going unused...




The U.S. National Security Agency has allegedly left its metadata collection system -- first exposed by Edward Snowden in 2013 -- unused for months, and it could vanish completely in the near future.

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07:16
Aston Martin's futuristic hypercar uses your...

Aston Martin dropped a hat-trick of announcements today, confirming work on three new vehicles: the Vanquish Vision Concept (codenamed AM9), the AM-RB 003 hypercar and the Lagonda All-Terrain Concept. The Vanquish Vision Concept -- which revives the...

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07:12
Apple registers new PrivacyIsImportant domain name,...




While it has not yet launched any website at the address, Apple now owns the site name PrivacyIsImportant.com.

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07:04
Apple's car of the future may use fiber optic...




Passengers in an Apple-designed car of the future may find the vehicle to have a unique interior lighting system, consisting of fiber optic-based segments that could become practically invisible when not in use by blending into the car's various surfaces, and could even offer indicators to drivers within the windscreen.

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07:00
August View wire-free video doorbell unveiled with...

After seeing a sneak peek of the new August View video doorbell back in January, the smart home company has officially unveiled the new product today. Launching later this month, the wire-free View will come with a rechargeable battery, interchangeable faceplates, 1440p resolution, and more.

more…

The post August View wire-free video doorbell unveiled with swappable faceplates, rechargeable battery, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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07:00
The latest iTunes movie bundle sale starts at $10,...

iTunes has a handful of new sales running this morning, headlined by two and three-film bundles starting at $10. You’ll also find a smattering of other notable offers on 4K films, this week’s $1 HD rental and more. Head below for all of our top picks.

more…

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07:00
Spark mail app adds bulleted and numbered lists,...

Readdle is out today with an update to its popular email client Spark that adds a handful of useful new features. macOS and iOS users are now able to use bulleted and numbered lists, text styles, highlighting, and more.

more…

The post Spark mail app adds bulleted and numbered lists, text styles, highlighting, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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07:00
August expands lineup with new August View doorbell...




August Home continues to expand its smart home lineup with its latest product, the August View smart video doorbell camera.

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07:00
A new Alexa skill lets you control your Roku devices

Roku's devices aren't exactly suffering from lack of hands-free control: they already support Google Assistant and their built-in OS has its own voice AI. That list could still feel incomplete if Alexa is your virtual assistant of choice, though, whi...

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07:00
August's new battery-powered smart doorbell has...

After smart home security company August was acquired by Assa Abloy (smartlock outfit Yale's parent company) back in 2017, many assumed the business would disappear in a consolidation of the smart lock market. But now, over a year since the August br...

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07:00
The new August View video doorbell doesn’t require...

August is also ditching the square form factor used in its earlier offerings.

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06:41
Aston Martin's Lagonda All-Terrain EV suspends...

Aston Martin's Lagonda luxury brand will form part of the company's move to EV and hybrid only vehicles by the mid-2020s. A year after relaunching the premium marque with the Lagonda Vision saloon, the British auto-maker is back at Geneva to show off...

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06:38
Subaru unveils its outdoorsy Viziv Adrenaline hybrid...

Subaru has unveiled the hybrid Viziv Adrenaline, a rough-and-tumble concept car that could be a preview of its next Crosstrek. It's a smallish SUV with protective plastic cladding at the corners and styling that's a bit more outlandish than its past...

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06:34
Corning wants in on the Folding Smartphone Race and...

Both Samsung and Huawei introduced next generation foldable smartphones this month generating a lot of buzz across the media landscape. If you noticed, the press wasn't allowed to touch these new foldable smartphones to get a hands-on feel. In a new report posted today we learn from Motorola who worked on a folding smartphone that users will easily scratch these new foldable plastic displays. It's probably why Samsung and Huawei had no touch policies with the press who would have picked up on this potential problem. Now Corning is saying that a foldable glass breakthrough may be around the corner.

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06:33
Apple Registers PrivacyIsImportant.com Domain Name

Apple has registered the domain name PrivacyIsImportant.com, according to a WHOIS record discovered by MacRumors. The records indicate that Apple took possession of the domain name on Monday.

The record's contact information now lists Apple Inc. as the organization, complete with its address, phone number, and domains-related email. The registrar is CSC, a firm that protects domain names for large corporations.

The domain name does not yet point to an active website, so it's unclear if or how Apple will use it, but it is certainly possible the company could be planning a privacy-focused marketing campaign along the lines of its "what happens on your iPhone, stays on your iPhone" billboard at CES 2019 in Las...

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06:30
VueScan 9.6.34 - Scanner software with advanced...

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

Why should you use VueScan?

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

The list of supported scanners is...

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06:22
Honda will open pre-orders for its tiny 'e...

Honda's adorable e Prototype first appeared two years ago at the Frankfurt motor show. In Geneva, the automaker unveiled a closer-to-production prototype that still has the spirit of the original concept car and announced that in addition to starting...

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06:00
Elektron Model:Samples review: A powerful groovebox...

Note: The video above mistakenly states that the Novation Circuit does not have velocity sensitive pads. The review below correctly reflects that it does.

Synthesizers and samplers are starting to look more and more like consumer electronics....

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05:42
Apple quietly fixes 'stage light' MacBook...




Apple has slightly lengthened a cable in the 2018 MacBook Pro, that was said to be responsible for the "stage lighting" problem in the 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pro

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05:39
Uber Rewards now available in all US cities,...

Uber Rewards, a loyalty program which launched in nine US cities in November of last year, has now gone live across the USA …

more…

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05:24
Apple supplier Corning working on foldable glass for...




The firm Apple has tapped for its screens since the very first iPhone is working on glass that can be folded and expects to succeed by the time folding phones are mainstream in a couple of years.

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05:16
The Morning After: The best games on PS4 and Galaxy...

Good morning! Geneva's Motor Show has kicked off in style (as always), so we've got a preview report and, well, things that have already broken cover. We also have our definitive verdict on the new Galaxy S10+, but don't expect many surprises -- it's...

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05:10
NSA no longer spying on phone records of US citizens...

The NSA spying program to analyse logs of the domestic calls and texts of US citizens is reportedly no longer in use, and the legislation which made it legal may not be renewed when it expires at the end of the year.

The National Security Agency’s mass monitoring of logs of phone calls and texts relating to US citizens first began in 2006, some five years after the 9/11 attacks. The program was revealed by Edward Snowden in 2013, and was later declared illegal by a federal appeals court …

more…

The post NSA no longer spying on phone...

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05:00
Apple Won 57 Patents Today covering multiple Apple...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 57 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today.Apple won another AirPods Case patent which is likely their sixth or seventh in the last year; granted a patent for the original Smart Battery Case; a patent for a fabric iPhone carrying case that has yet to surface; a series of Apple Watch patents for its band attachment system and digital crown and more.

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05:00
When will Apple’s ‘forever war’ regarding privacy...

Apple has ended up in the crosshairs of many different groups, all trying to get them to give up on maintaining customer privacy. 

From the U.S. Government (unlocking phones to find incriminating evidence), to China (hosting their data on China’s Guizhou-Cloud Big Data servers), to other tech giants such as Facebook and Google, and finally the wearables market.

Previously under Steve Jobs, and now under Tim Cook, Apple has refused to give in to the demands, ultimately stating that they will protect their customers at all costs. This loyalty has given them a strong foothold in the smartphone and wearables market. 

Ultimately, they can charge almost anything they want for their products, and their customers will gladly pay for them. While many won’t say it, they are willing to pay for a lock tight system/infrastructure. 

So, what wars is Apple really dealing with? Here are four wars that you might not have known about.

The U.S. government vs...

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05:00
Not getting the Band back together: The wearables...

It was the best of takes, it was the worst of takes.

Oh, sorry, that’s wrong. It was just the worst of takes.

Cue the time-travel effect as we go back all the way to 2015 to read that with its Band, “Microsoft outsmarts Apple Watch.” And here The Macalope is required by law to note that he is not making these quotes up.

No, really, actual law. The Not Gonna Fool Ya ‘Gain Act of 2005.

Anyway, here is what Matt Krantz wrote the month before the Apple Watch was released:

To read this article in full, please click here

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04:29
Apple quietly bought Lighthouse's AI home...

When Lighthouse's intelligent security camera finally went on sale just over a year ago, the company believed that with AI recognition and 3D sensing technology, it offered something truly unique over its rivals. However, the promise of automatic fac...

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04:28
Little Snitch 4.3 - Alerts you about outgoing...

Little Snitch gives you control over your private outgoing data.

Track background activity

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

Control your network

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



Version 4.3:
Improved detection of program modification:

  • Little Snitch has a security mechanism that ensures rules are only applied to programs for which they were originally created. This is to prevent malware from hijacking existing rules for legitimate programs. To...
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04:15
USB Implementers Forum releases spec draft for USB 4...

Less than a week after announcing the USB 3.2 spec, the USB Implementers Forums (USB-IF) has announced the spec for the USB 4 protocol, or “USB4,” as it might be known upon release.

The protocol seemed to be modeled after the Thunderbolt protocol.

The group offered the following description of what to expect:

“The USB Promoter Group today announced the pending release of the USB4 specification, a major update to deliver the next generation USB architecture that compliments and builds on the existing USB 3.2 and USB 2.0 architectures. The USB4 architecture is based on the Thunderbolt protocol specification recently contributed by Intel Corporation. It doubles the bandwidth of USB and enables multiple simultaneous data and display protocols […]”

Even as the USB4 specification introduces a new underlying protocol, compatibility with existing USB 3.2, USB 2.0 and Thunderbolt 3 hosts and devices is supported; the resulting connection scales to the best...

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04:08
Apple Supplier Corning Working on Glass Display...

With foldable smartphones from the likes of Samsung and Huawei now out in the open, speculation has been piqued over whether Apple will follow suit. We know the company has explored ideas related to foldable phones in patent applications, but Apple is unlikely to release a foldable iPhone unless it can meet strict quality standards, and judging by the bulky designs and expensive price tags of early foldable devices, that could still be some ways off.

Huawei Mate X

One innovation in particular that Apple could be holding out for is foldable glass. Early folding phone manufacturers have been relying on plastic polymers to make their flexible displays, but unlike glass, plastic creases and...

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04:00
Google helps locate XNU macOS kernel security flaw

Sometimes your competitor can help find a critical weakness.

Google’s security arm, known as “Project Zero,” has located a macOS kernel flaw that it has rated as “high security.”

The kernel, which functions as the core of an operating system and has complete control over tasks such as input/output from software, memory, computer accessories, and more. XNU is the name of the kernel and is used with all of Apple’s operating systems.

The flaw, as it stands, allows a hacker to make changes to a file without informing the operating system. The exploit takes advantage of the operating system’s copy-on-write (COW) subsystem, which allows processes to write data between each other. This is intended to be protected, although the flaw works around this protection.

The exploit works both with anonymous memory, as well as file mappings. Once this function is complete, the destination process has started reading from the transferred memory area, memory pressure can...

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04:00
Philips Hue Outdoor Motion Sensor review: A must-...

This easy-to-install smart home tool adds tremendous security and convenience features to Philips Hue smart bulbs and fixtures.

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03:54
SketchUp 19.0.684 - Create 3D design concepts.

SketchUp is an easy-to-learn 3D modeling program that enables you to explore the world in 3D. With just a few simple tools, you can create 3D models of houses, sheds, decks, home additions, woodworking projects - even space ships.

Note:SketchUp is free for personal use. Pro version can be found here.



Version 19.0.684:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.10 or later.

  • Graphics pipeline
  • High DPI support for the modeling window
  • Extension manager
  • Tool and inference improvements
  • Persistent IDs
  • Colorblind accessibility
  • Smarter graphics card settings
  • Standardized product content locations
  • Improved group to component workflow and component handling with solid tools
  • Support for macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • Trimble Connect extension
  • ...
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03:18
US could soon end mass phone surveillance program...

The US government might put an end to the controversial NSA phone surveillance program Edward Snowden exposed by the end of 2019. Republican congressional national security adviser Luke Murry revealed during a Lawfare podcast that Congress might not...

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03:09
2018 MacBook Pro may not be susceptible to ‘stage...

The 2018 MacBook Pro appears to avoid the stage light issues that are plaguing some fraction of the 2016-2017 models. What iFixit highlights in its latest blog post is that the display flex cable is actually longer in the 2018 iteration than earlier MacBook Pros.

iFixit measured it as a 2mm size difference. That number is small in absolute terms but when tolerances are this tight across the machine, a couple millimetres can make a big difference.

more…

The post...

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02:29
BMW's latest plug-in hybrid is the all-new X3...

BMW has unveiled its latest plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) vehicles at the Geneva Motor Show, including the first ever PHEV version of its small crossover, the X3 xDrive30e. That model will go about 31 miles on electrons alone, enough to go around to...

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01:45
Kia goes wild with displays on its 'Imagine...

Kia threw around words like "emotion" and "surprise" to describe its latest concept EV, but the first thing I felt when seeing it was "confusion." On the outside, "Imagine by Kia" is a handsome, muscular C-class crossover that, if anything, is a bit...

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01:12
Mercedes' Concept EQV can transport 8...

A single passenger EV is a good way to reduce your carbon footprint. But if you really want to make a difference, you go with a vehicle that transports a lot of humans around. That's what Mercedes is doing with its Concept EQV. a high-end van for mov...

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01:01
How to delete old Apple Watch backups

The Apple Watch periodically does a backup to your iPhone. While it’s not common, the Apple Watch also does a backup whenever you erase/reset your Apple Watch. Follow along to learn how to delete old Apple Watch backups.

more…

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01:00
How to check your iPad’s software compatibility

Do you have an older iPad and are curious about the latest iOS version it can run? Follow along for how to check your iPad’s software compatibility.

more…

The post How to check your iPad’s software compatibility appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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00:59
Apple May Have Quietly Addressed 'Flexgate...

iFixit reports that Apple may have already taken steps to reduce the likelihood of 2018 MacBook Pro users experiencing display lighting issues dubbed Flexgate. Affected machines could see uneven lighting that looks like a "stage light" effect with the display potentially failing completely over time.

iFixit was tipped off by MacRumors forum user Olivia88 posting in our Flexgate megathread that their 2018 13" MacBook Pro appeared to have a longer cable than previous models. iFixit confirmed this finding: Since...

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00:22
CloudApp (Pro) 4.4.4 - Video screen recorder, GIF...

CloudApp is an instant video and image sharing platform for professionals. CloudApp is the fastest way to capture and embed video, GIFs, screencasts, and marked-up images throughout business workflows (e.g., software development, design, customer success, support, sales, marketing). CloudApp also make is super-quick and easy to share with others, whether you are a freelance designer, web developer, software engineer, customer service professional, or a startup founder. Every file you create is safely and securely stored in the cloud, and is accessible via our native Mac and Windows apps, or shareable on the web through unique, secure, and password-protected cl.ly short links.

The published price is that of the Pro subscription, billed monthly. View complete pricing info.



Version 4.4.4:

New Features:

  • Record your voice and share a link to the audio...
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00:19
CloudApp 4.4.4 - Video screen recorder, GIF maker,...

CloudApp is an instant video and image sharing platform for professionals. CloudApp is the fastest way to capture and embed video, GIFs, screencasts, and marked-up images throughout business workflows (e.g., software development, design, customer success, support, sales, marketing). CloudApp also make is super-quick and easy to share with others, whether you are a freelance designer, web developer, software engineer, customer service professional, or a startup founder. Every file you create is safely and securely stored in the cloud, and is accessible via our native Mac and Windows apps, or shareable on the web through unique, secure, and password-protected cl.ly short links.

CloudApp is available in three additional editions: Pro, Team, and...

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00:18
Audi’s E-Tron line gets a bit more crowded with the...

Audi impressed us with the E-Tron SUV. It wowed us with the E-Tron GT and now it's hoping that its third EV will turn just as many heads.

Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, the new Q4 E-Tron Concept takes the formula of the automaker's electric EV a...

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Monday March 4

23:44
Netflix shows off its 'Ultraman' CG anime...

Netflix has released a trailer for its Ultraman CG anime series before the kaiju killer blasts his way to the streaming series on April 1st. The sneak peek shows high school student Shinjiro Hayata as he assumes the mantle from the original Ultraman,...

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22:16
Libratone brings its AirPlay 2-enabled Zipp 2 and...

Last October, we reviewed the Libratone Zipp portable speaker with support for AirPlay 2. Now, Libratone has released two new AirPlay 2 speakers in the form of the Zipp 2 and the Zipp Mini 2, both of which are now available for preorder.

more…

The post Libratone brings its AirPlay 2-enabled Zipp 2 and Zipp Mini 2 portable speakers to the US appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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21:59
DiskCatalogMaker 7.4.10 - Catalog your disks.

DiskCatalogMaker is a simple disk management tool which catalogs disks.

  • Simple, light-weight, and fast
  • Finder-like intuitive look and feel
  • Super-fast search algorithm
  • Can compress catalog data for disk space
  • Can generate thumbnail images
  • Long Unicode file name support
  • ZIP / RAR / 7-Zip / StuffIt / tar / gzip / bzip2 / CompactPro / LHA archive formats support
  • A Mach-O application (OS X-native format)



Version 7.4.10:

  • A few minor updates to make this app better.
  • Changed the scan completion message using the macOS Notification Center (macOS 10.8 or later).
  • Fixed a coloring bug when printing on macOS Mojave Dark Mode.



  • OS X 10.7 or later



Download Now]]>

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21:59
Lyn 1.11 - Lightweight image browser and viewer.

Lyn is a fast, lightweight image browser and viewer designed for photographers, graphic artists, and Web designers. Featuring an extremely versatile and aesthetically pleasing interface, it delivers an easy-to-use geotagging technology and a complete solution for sharing your photographs. The new editing inspector gives you everything to turn your shots into great photos. Adjust exposure, color temperature, brightness, and contrast, or reveal image details with highlight and shadow adjustments. You can experiment and convert your color photos to black and white, try a classic sepia tone, or add a vignette.

Lyn natively supports all popular image formats like JPEG, TIFF, JPEG 2000, PNG, PPM, TGA, RAW, HDR, OpenEXR, animated GIF, and any other image format supported by OS X. It also integrates a movie player to watch camera recordings.

Features

  • Progressive display, on single- or multiple-monitor configurations, of images of virtually any...
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21:59
Dashlane 6.1909.0 - Password manager and secure...

Dashlane is an award-winning service that revolutionizes the online experience by replacing the drudgery of everyday transactional processes with convenient, automated simplicity - in other words, letting you get to the good stuff faster.

Features

  • Express checkout
  • Password manager
  • Automatic login
  • Automatic form-filling
  • Secure and encrypted notes
  • Keep your data secure and private
  • Multi-platform and synced to the cloud

Dashlane comes in two service levels: Free and Premium. Compare the plans.



Version 6.1909.0:

New:

  • Monitor your Password Health in our new Identity Dashboard. Get a complete picture of your online security in one convenient place, so you can understand what to improve and take action fast
  • Dark Web Monitoring: Dashlane scans the web for any leaked personal...
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21:59
Butler 4.3.1 - Hot key, menu, and keyword launcher.

Butler makes it easier for you to perform a wide variety of potentially recurring tasks. Just arrange these tasks in Butler's fully customizable configuration and assign one or more triggers to a task.

Available Triggers

  • freely configurable system-wide menus in your menu bar/Butler's docklet
  • freely configurable pop-up menus -- triggered via hot key or hot corner (see below)
  • abbreviations -- for example, enter "qt" to launch QuickTime Player
  • hot keys -- for example, hit [F1] make iTunes switch to the next track
  • hot corners -- for example, [shift]-[right mouse button click] in the lower left corner of your screen to pop up a menu that lists all system preference panes
  • events -- for example, launch iChat when Butler starts up and the [option] key is not held

Possible Tasks

  • launch applications
  • open files
  • access preference panes
  • manage bookmarks...
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21:59
Vivaldi 2.3.1440.60 - An advanced browser made with...

Vivaldi is a browser for our friends.

We live in our browsers. Choose one that has the features you need, a style that fits and values you can stand by. From the look and feel, to how you interact with your browser, every aspect of Vivaldi can be tweaked and customized. You’re in control. Online privacy is more important than ever and how your browser handles sensitive data is crucial. Vivaldi doesn’t track or store any of your data. Managing hundreds of tabs is a breeze, and built-in tools like Notes and screen Capture mean there’s no need to hunt for add-ons.



Version 2.3.1440.60:

  • Upgraded Chromium to 72.0.3626.122



  • OS X 10.10 or later



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21:15
What's on TV: 'F1 Drive to Survive,...

This week there's another flood of Netflix content, including Alfre Woodard's Juanita, Walk. Ride. Rodeo. and the documentary F1: Drive to Survive. For gamers, Devil May Cry 5 is a highlight, along with Beat Cop. Creed II and The Favourite are notabl...

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20:46
The next season of 'Destiny 2' kicks off...

Bungie is ready to debut the first season of Destiny 2 since the studio announced its split with Activision, and it's not a major break with convention -- though it might give you a reason to come back, even if you haven't played for a while. The Se...

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19:36
Mercedes unveils its first Formula E race car

Mercedes-Benz said it would participate in Formula E this year, and now you know what it'll bring to the track. The tri-star badge has unveiled its first racer for the all-electric league, the EQ Silver Arrow 01 (no real relation to the Silver Arrow...

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19:31
Tim Cook successfully lobbied White House to help...




A report on Monday delves into Apple CEO Tim Cook's lobbying efforts, both with officials in the White House and counterparts in China, detailing a series of deft moves that has kept Apple above the fray in the U.S.-China trade war.

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19:04
Apple Files for 'Smart Keyboard Folio' and...

With Apple's new 2018 iPads came new accessory branding. Apple's Smart Keyboard for the iPad Pro was rebranded 'Smart Keyboard Folio' while the smaller iPad's Smart Cover was rebranded 'Smart Folio.' Apple has filed for these trademarks in the U.S., Hong Kong and Europe.

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19:04
Report describes how Tim Cook helps Trump and other...

Tim Cook’s involvement in trade negotiations between the United States and China has been detailed before, but a new report this week from Politico sheds more light on Cook’s role. The report explains how Cook has been “the one who is best placed” to deal with both the United States and China in these talks.

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18:55
Apple Buys Patent Portfolio From Failed Home...

Apple recently acquired the patent portfolio of Lighthouse AI, a home security company that went out of business at the end of last year, reports London-based site IAM.

Lighthouse AI created in-home security cameras with people, pet, and facial recognition that used advanced AI techniques to distinguish adults from kids and to customize alerts. It also supported voice-based natural commands like "let me know if the kids aren't home by 4pm on weekdays" and "what did the kids do while I was out yesterday?"

Lighthouse had several patents that have been snapped up by Apple. Most include standard security camera features, but there...

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18:18
Apple claims Qualcomm stole idea for smartphone boot...




The latest installment of Apple and Qualcomm's worldwide legal scrum kicked off in San Diego on Monday with a startling allegation claiming one of Qualcomm's patents-in-suit is based on an idea introduced to the company by an Apple engineer.

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18:14
Uber expands its Rewards program to all US cities

Since November, Uber users in nine US cities have been able to earn points and claim incentives through the company's loyalty program, Uber Rewards. Now, customers across the country can earn the ability to, say, jump the line of people waiting for r...

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18:09
Apple acquires patent portfolio of failed smart home...

Apple has recently acquired a handful of patents from Lighthouse AI, a defunct home security camera company. As reported by IAM, Apple acquired the patent portfolio sometime late in 2018, but the details were only published recently in the U.S. Patent and Trademark database.

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17:43
Firefox Fears the UAE Government's...

Firefox browser-maker Mozilla is considering whether to block cybersecurity company DarkMatter from serving as one of its internet security gatekeepers after a Reuters report linked the United Arab Emirates-based firm to a cyber espionage program.

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17:00
Qualcomm argues its role in the smartphone industry...

As we noted this morning, the latest court battle between Apple and Qualcomm kicked off today in San Diego. Everything started with Qualcomm arguing that while it doesn’t make a smartphone itself, it’s still an instrumental part of the smartphone industry.

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16:53
What’s new in iOS 12.2 beta 4 – changes and features...

Earlier today Apple released the fourth developer beta for iOS 12.2. Like previous betas, the update brings several user-discernible changes to the mix. Watch our brief hands-on video walkthrough for a look at some of the most significant new changes and features in iOS 12.2 beta 4. more…

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16:34
Apple Acquired Patents from Lighthouse AI for a 3D...

A London publication has posted a report revealing that Apple has acquired a series of both granted patents and others that are patent pending focused on an AI based home camera security system.

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15:53
USB 3.2’s Naming Convention Is a Hot Mess; USB4...

The new USB 3.2 standard promises faster devices but also a great deal of confusion thanks to an insane naming convention that retroactively mixes up different USB generations. Meanwhile, a draft of USB4 was just announced.

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15:46
News round-up: First U.S. jury trial in Apple-...

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

Will this never end? The first U.S. trial in the ongoing Apple-Qualcomm battle started today. This legal brouhaha over alleged patent violations has been ongoing since July 2017.

According to AppleInsider, German teenager Linus Henze has sent Apple full details of a Keychain security exploit that he demonstrated in early February, and has done so despite the company ignoring his previous conditions. Henze says that he has decided to reveal the details to Apple because the bug he's found "is very critical and because the security of macOS users is important to me.”

Today, the...

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15:44
Apple buys patent portfolio from defunct Lighthouse...

Apple has bought the patent portfolio of Lighthouse AI, an out-of-business home security camera company, reports iam-media (a subscription is required to read the article). 

Lighthouse’s first product debuted in May 2017, and went on sale in February 2018 for $199. The camera supported  facial recognition. It could, purportedly, over time learn the faces of familiar people in your home to help you tailor alert settings.

The Lighthouse camera was a 1080p, RGB video camera with a 3D sensor, speaker, microphone, and alarm siren built in. It could record in high-definition 24 hours a day, with up to a 30-day backlog for those who subscribed to the company’s $10/month cloud service. 



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15:00
Best tax software 2019: TurboTax, H&R Block,...

A new year brings yet another season of wrestling with receipts to stay in Uncle Sam’s good graces. To determine the best software to aid that goal, we once again evaluated four major online tax prep applications: TurboTax, H&R BlockTaxAct, and TaxSlayer.

All of these web-based tax apps work equally as well on your phone as they do on your computer, so it doesn’t matter whether you’re using a Mac or a PC, a Pixel 3 or an iPhone XS. Regardless of device, you can start and complete your taxes with ease.

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14:59
Apple buys patent portfolio from defunct home...




Apple has snapped up a batch of U.S. patents from a defunct home security camera company, Lighthouse AI, potentially in efforts to expand its own artificial intelligence-powered user identification technology.

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14:15
Hands-on: Philips Hue Outdoor sensor: an ideal smart...

Last Friday, Philips expanded on its lineup of outdoor smart lighting products that it began introducing last year. At CES 2019, Philips revealed the Hue Outdoor sensor, a $49.95 product that we were able to go hands-on with while in Vegas. Like the company’s existing indoor sensor, the outdoor sensor allows users to automate smart lighting via motion sensing.

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14:03
Apple retail store coming to D.C.’s historic...

The flagship Apple retail store coming to D.C.’s historic Carnegie Library is expected to open in late spring, according to the building’s owner, according to the Washington Business Journal.

Events D.C. reports construction on the 19,000-square-foot store is slated to be complete in April. The store “is scheduled to open in late spring 2019 after completion and the required startup sequencing.”

In July 2015 Events DC announced that its board of directors and Apple had finalized terms for the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia to execute a lease with the Cupertino, California-based company for the establishment of a retail store. Apple’s 10-year lease in Mount Vernon Square provides for two five-year extension options.

Under the lease terms, the...

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13:55
The best video baby monitors: Keep eyes—and ears—on...

Today's baby monitors are more capable—and more complex—than ever. Here's how to find the right one, so you and your baby can get some sleep.

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13:33
Carnegie Library's transformation into D.C....




Apple's restoration of Washington D.C.'s Carnegie Library as part of its conversion into a massive retail outlet for the iPhone maker could open to the public soon, after the building owner advised current expectations is for it to be completed in late spring.

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13:06
JLab JBuds Air Review: A budget-friendly AirPods...

I love my AirPods. Seriously, I never leave home without them, and when I do, I feel like there’s a piece of me left behind. That’s because Apple made a product so well that it seamlessly fits into my lifestyle. It slides well into my pocket, has long battery life, and sounds good for its size. But now, JLab Audio’s JBuds Air have come on the scene with great features and a super affordable price point to rival Apple’s AirPods. Head below for our full review.

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13:06
Video: Everything new in iOS 12.2 beta 4 for iPhone...




Apple has released iOS 12.2 beta 4 to developers, it comes with a number of notable changes over the past three beta releases.

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13:00
Giveaway! Breathe easy with an AWAIR 2nd Edition...

It’s been awhile since we’ve had a giveaway here at Apple World Today, and fortunately for all of our readers, this is a good one! Back in August of 2018, we reviewed the AWAIR 2nd Edition, a smart air quality monitor that tracks five factors in the air — temperature, humidity, CO2 level, chemical levels, and fine dust (particulates) — to give you real-time continuous monitoring of the air quality in your home. We’re giving away one AWAIR 2nd Edition ($199 value) to a lucky Apple World Today reader.

While it doesn’t feature Apple HomeKit compatibility, AWAIR works with your iPhone and Apple Watch to alert you of situations that may encourage you to get an air cleaner or open a window. It has made significant changes to how my wife and I handle home air quality, and we’re feeling better as a result.

To enter our giveaway, just...

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11:50
Intel Releases Thunderbolt 3 Protocol to USB...

The USB Promoter Group announced the USB-4 Specification earlier today based on Intel's Thunderbolt protocol specification. In concert, Intel published a press release announcing that it contributed Thunderbolt 3 to the USB Promoter Group enabling other chip makers to build Thunderbolt compatible silicon, royalty-free.

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11:38
Here are all of the Apple retail store openings,...




With a few setbacks, Apple is almost continuously expanding and updating its global retail chain, now over 500 locations. Here's the company's evolution in 2018 and 2019 so far, updated on March 4 with renovation news for Apple Pioneer Place in Portland.

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11:25
How Fiji changed the way we travel

GPS is ubiquitous now but I had no idea Fiji played such an important role.

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11:21
GIPHY now lets you share custom GIFs and stickers...

GIPHY for iOS has today received an update that brings improved functionality to the iMessage app and also offers a better experience to users when loading GIFs on a slow network.

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11:19
Survey: Amazon is the company most folks trust with...

Consumers are concerned about the privacy and security of their data, yet want a more personalized experience from brands, according to a new survey of more than 1,000 consumers from SmarterHQ, a multichannel behavioral marketing platform. Their results — which I find surprising — finds Amazon has earned the most trust from today’s consumers by a landslide.

Forty-eight percent of consumers trust Amazon to use their data responsibly, beating out banks, Apple, Google, other big brand stores, airlines and hotels. When it comes to Apple, 26.6% of those surveyed list it as their most trusted company.

This sentiment is strongest among Millennials and Generation Z, who trust Amazon 2.1x more than their banks. Social media companies...

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11:11
Lyn 1.11 - Lightweight image browser and viewer.

Lyn is a fast, lightweight image browser and viewer designed for photographers, graphic artists, and Web designers. Featuring an extremely versatile and aesthetically pleasing interface, it delivers an easy-to-use geotagging technology and a complete solution for sharing your photographs. The new editing inspector gives you everything to turn your shots into great photos. Adjust exposure, color temperature, brightness, and contrast, or reveal image details with highlight and shadow adjustments. You can experiment and convert your color photos to black and white, try a classic sepia tone, or add a vignette.

Lyn natively supports all popular image formats like JPEG, TIFF, JPEG 2000, PNG, PPM, TGA, RAW, HDR, OpenEXR, animated GIF, and any other image format supported by OS X. It also integrates a movie player to watch camera recordings.

Features

  • Progressive display, on single- or multiple-monitor configurations, of images of virtually any...
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11:10
Apple rolls out fourth developer betas of iOS 12.2,...




Apple has rolled on to its fourth generation of builds for the current round of betas, with new versions of iOS 12.2, tvOS 12.2, watchOS 5.2, and macOS 10.14.4 available for testing by developer beta participants.

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11:08
Apple Releases Fourth Developer Beta of iOS 12.2

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming iOS 12.2 update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after seeding the third beta of iOS 12.2 and a month after the release of iOS 12.1.4.

Registered developers can download the new iOS 12.2 beta from Apple's Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

iOS 12.2 expands Apple News to Canada for the first time, with Canadian iPhone and iPad users able to read news stories in English, French, or both. Apple says that during the beta, content will be more limited than it will be when the update is released.

There...

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11:00
Project Zero team finds ‘high severity’ flaw in...

Google's Project Zero team has exposed a "high severity" flaw in macOS' kernel, according to a Neowin report.

The kernel is a computer program that is the core of a computer's operating system, with complete control over everything in the system. On most systems, it is one of the first programs loaded on start-up. Project Zero is the name of a team of security analysts employed by Google tasked with finding zero-day vulnerabilities.

macOS' kernel, XNU, allows copy-on-write (COW) behavior in some cases, it is essential that any copied memory is not available for modifications from the source process. While COW is a resource-management technique that isn’t inherently flawed, it appears that Apple's implementation of it is, according to Project Zero. An...

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10:49
Google Shares Details on Unpatched 'High...

Google's Project Zero team in November found a "high severity" macOS kernel flaw that was recently disclosed (via Neowin) following the expiration of a 90 day disclosure deadline.

As explained by Google, the flaw allows an attacker to modify a user-owned mounted filesystem image without informing the virtual management subsystem of the changes, meaning a hacker can tweak a file system image without user knowledge.

This copy-on-write behavior works not only with anonymous memory, but also with file mappings. This means that, after the destination process has started reading from the transferred memory area, memory pressure can cause the pages holding the transferred memory to be evicted from the page cache. Later, when the evicted pages are needed again, they can be reloaded from the backing...

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10:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 13-inch MacBook Pro $1,500,...

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

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10:17
The new USB4 spec promises a lot: Thunderbolt 3...

Meet USB4, which promises to simply the USB naming scheme and integrate the high-bandwidth Thunderbolt 3 specification.

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10:13
The Secret Lives of Facebook Moderators in America

In an impressive piece of investigative journalism, Casey Newton of The Verge has published an article describing what it’s like to work as a Facebook content moderator. Short answer: it sounds horrible.

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10:06
Lutron ships Smart Fan Speed Control with Apple...




Lutron on Monday shipped its HomeKit-compatible Smart Fan Speed Control, letting people upgrade their ceiling fans without having to pay hundreds of dollars for a new model.

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10:05
Google Invents a Smart Garment that Monitors an...

Google's interest in entering the smart garment technology sector began in 2015 with their collaborative work on Project Jacquard with Levis Strauss. Earlier this quarter the US Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application from Google relating to sensors implemented within an ergonomic assessment garment that could be used to improve an athlete's performance as well as ...

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10:03
Apple releasing fourth iOS 12.2 developer beta today

Apple is releasing iOS 12.2 beta 4 for iPhone and iPad today. The latest beta update should be released over-the-air at the top of the hour. Apple will also likely release the fourth beta versions of watchOS 5.2, tvOS 12.2, and macOS 10.14.4 today as well. We’ll update our coverage if any notable changes are discovered in the latest software updates.

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09:57
Apple Seeking Analyst to Monitor Siri Complaints...

If you have ever complained about Siri on Twitter or likewise, your feedback could actually make its way to Apple executives.

Screenshot via /r/SiriFail

A recent Apple job listing seeks an engineering program manager to "monitor what the world is saying about Siri through social media, news, and other sources." This will include detecting "Siri issues that are going viral or otherwise trending" and reporting them to the Siri team and its leadership.

Based on user feedback, the employee will be required to provide recommendations for next steps on areas where the Siri user experience could be improved. The person will also work with Apple's marketing teams to ensure external information like Apple support...

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09:56
9to5Mac Daily: March 4, 2019

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

https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2019/03/9to5Mac-Daily-03-04-2019.mp3

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09:47
Hospital program for pregnant women models ‘O Bar’...

A new program called Connected Maternity Online Monitoring (MOM) at Ochsner Health System in New Orleans is seeing success with giving smart health monitoring devices to pregnant women. Notably, the O Bar which gets patients set up with devices free of charge was modeled after Apple’s Genius Bar and the program is set up to work with HealthKit.

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09:42
Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.8

Maintenance release for the drive-cloning and backup utility with bug fixes and improvements. ($39.99 new, free update, 15.7 MB)

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09:13
Dashlane 6.1909.0 - Password manager and secure...

Dashlane is an award-winning service that revolutionizes the online experience by replacing the drudgery of everyday transactional processes with convenient, automated simplicity - in other words, letting you get to the good stuff faster.

Features

  • Express checkout
  • Password manager
  • Automatic login
  • Automatic form-filling
  • Secure and encrypted notes
  • Keep your data secure and private
  • Multi-platform and synced to the cloud

Dashlane comes in two service levels: Free and Premium. Compare the plans.



Version 6.1909.0:
New:

  • Monitor your Password Health in our new Identity Dashboard. Get a complete picture of your online security in one convenient place, so you can understand what to improve and take action fast
  • Dark Web Monitoring: Dashlane scans the web for any leaked personal...
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09:13
Dashlane 6.1909.0 - Password manager and secure...

Dashlane is an award-winning service that revolutionizes the online experience by replacing the drudgery of everyday transactional processes with convenient, automated simplicity - in other words, letting you get to the good stuff faster.

Features

  • Express checkout
  • Password manager
  • Automatic login
  • Automatic form-filling
  • Secure and encrypted notes
  • Keep your data secure and private
  • Multi-platform and synced to the cloud

Dashlane comes in two service levels: Free and Premium. Compare the plans.



Version 6.1909.0:
New:

  • Monitor your Password Health in our new Identity Dashboard. Get a complete picture of your online security in one convenient place, so you can understand what to improve and take action fast
  • Dark Web Monitoring: Dashlane scans the web for any leaked personal...
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09:12
US & China said nearing end of trade war...




The Trump administration is reportedly nearing a deal that could halt the trade war hurting the U.S. and China, and by extension Apple's iPhone business.

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09:07
'High severity' kernel security flaw found...




Google's Project Zero has revealed a "high severity" flaw in the macOS kernel, one which could allow an attacker to make changes to a file without macOS being informed, an issue that could lead to infected files being opened and allowing more malicious activities to become available to abuse.

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09:06
Lutron Smart Fan Speed Control now shipping from $59...

Lutron’s first-ever fan speed controller announcement was a hit at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show two months ago. Now Lutron’s Smart Fan Speed Control is shipping from $59, and early customers have shown off working HomeKit support.

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09:00
Palm’s Tiny Phone Sucks, but How About an iPhone...

Most Apple users won’t be interested in the new Palm, a super tiny Android phone that’s also deeply flawed. But what might an iPhone with similar proportions look like? How would it work? And would anyone want it? Let’s take a flight of fancy!

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08:37
∞ Finally, a perpetual motion machine that works

[VIDEO] Great ad. Could work. Video embedded in main Loop post.

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08:31
Upgrading From an iPhone SE to an XR

Michael Tsai writes up his experience moving from small form factor to the larger iPhone XR. Moving from Touch ID to Face ID.

Lots of detail, terrific read. One thing that did not come up is the move from a headphone jack to none. I suspect Michael already made the move to AirPods (or the like) and it just wasn’t an issue.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:26
Another cool Augmented Reality example

This concept was built for Legoland Denmark. Watch the embedded video:

The Augmented Reality Wayfinding app we made as a concept for Legoland Denmark. The perfect solution to prevent long waiting lines. The user can follow a Lego Avatar, preview rides & attractions and check real-time information on waiting lines. #Legoland #augmentedreality pic.twitter.com/YcFgVILtTZ

— Jachim van Huut (@Jachim_van_Huut) February 26, 2019

I love the design, love the functionality here. This is a terrific model for theme parks.

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08:26
Another cool Augmented Reality example

This concept was built for Legoland Denmark. Watch the embedded video:

The Augmented Reality Wayfinding app we made as a concept for Legoland Denmark. The perfect solution to prevent long waiting lines. The user can follow a Lego Avatar, preview rides & attractions and check real-time information on waiting lines. #Legoland #augmentedreality pic.twitter.com/YcFgVILtTZ

— Jachim van Huut (@Jachim_van_Huut) February 26, 2019

I love the design, love the functionality here. This is a terrific model for theme parks.

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08:23
NY Post: Apples’s Hollywood venture marred by ‘...

This story has been making its way around the blogosphere. I’d take it all with a grain of salt.

On one hand, hard to know how well sourced this is, whether this is simply the groans of a few, or truly representative.

On the other hand, Apple is a beginner here, brand spanking new to this space. If this is truly an issue, Apple will learn the lesson over time. Apple has deep pockets, can afford to make plenty of mistakes.

Side note on that headline: Apples’s? Really? Apple’s venture. Not Apples’s venture.

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08:23
NY Post: Apples’s Hollywood venture marred by ‘...

This story has been making its way around the blogosphere. I’d take it all with a grain of salt.

On one hand, hard to know how well sourced this is, whether this is simply the groans of a few, or truly representative.

On the other hand, Apple is a beginner here, brand spanking new to this space. If this is truly an issue, Apple will learn the lesson over time. Apple has deep pockets, can afford to make plenty of mistakes.

Side note on that headline: Apples’s? Really? Apple’s venture. Not Apples’s venture.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:23
Google Project Zero team reveals ‘high severity’...

Google’s Project Zero team is well-known for revealing the bugs and security flaws within systems from Google itself, as well as other big companies. Most recently, the team at Google has reported and publicly disclosed a “high severity” flaw in the macOS kernel which can grant an attacker access to a users computer without their knowledge.

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The post Google Project Zero team reveals ‘high severity’ flaw in macOS kernel, working w/ Apple on a patch appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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08:22
USB Promoter Group announces USB 4 spec

The USB Promoter Group has announced the pending release of the USB4 specification, an update to deliver the next generation USB architecture that compliments and builds on the existing USB 3.2 and USB 2.0 architectures. 

The USB 4 architecture is based on the Thunderbolt protocol specification recently contributed by Intel. It doubles the bandwidth of USB and enables multiple simultaneous data and display protocols.

The new USB4 architecture defines a method to share a single high-speed link with multiple end device types dynamically that best serves the transfer of data by type and application, according to Brad Saunders, USB Promoter Group chairman. As the USB Type-C connector has evolved into the role as the external display port of many host products, the USB 4 specification provides the host the ability to optimally scale allocations for display data flow. 

Even as the USB 4 specification introduces a new...

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08:19
Apple hunts for program manager to help respond to...




Apple is searching for a Siri engineering program manager to keep tabs on how the world is reacting to the AI assistant and transform any criticism into real-world improvements.

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08:12
Expect to see more personalized shopping...

You’re likely to see a greater number of personalized shopping recommendations in the Pinterest app as the company boosts its ecommerce efforts …

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08:10
Thunderbolt 3 and USB Converge With New 40 Gbps USB4...

The USB Promoter Group standards body today announced the pending release of a new USB4 specification.

USB4 converges the Thunderbolt and USB protocols as part of Intel's goal to make Thunderbolt available on a royalty-free basis, which should result in wider and cheaper availability of Thunderbolt accessories like docks and eGPUs.

As USB4 is based on Thunderbolt 3, it offers data transfer speeds up to 40 Gbps, which is twice as fast as the bandwidth of the latest USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 specification. USB4's underlying Thunderbolt 3 protocol also means the specification supports up to two 4K displays or one 5K display over a single cable.

The simplest way to...

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08:07
Microsoft Excel lets you take pic of table, convert...

Microsoft 365 blog:

With Insert Data from Picture, you can take a picture of a printed data table with your Android device and convert that analog information into an Excel spreadsheet with a single click. New image recognition functionality automatically converts the picture to a fully editable table in Excel, eliminating the need for you to manually enter data. Insert Data from Picture will be available in preview for the Excel Android app soon.

Rolling out for Android now, iOS support coming soon. If you use Excel, this is a great feature. It’ll be interesting to see if similar features emerge for Apple’s Numbers and/or Google Docs.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:07
Microsoft Excel lets you take pic of table, convert...

Microsoft 365 blog:

With Insert Data from Picture, you can take a picture of a printed data table with your Android device and convert that analog information into an Excel spreadsheet with a single click. New image recognition functionality automatically converts the picture to a fully editable table in Excel, eliminating the need for you to manually enter data. Insert Data from Picture will be available in preview for the Excel Android app soon.

Rolling out for Android now, iOS support coming soon. If you use Excel, this is a great feature. It’ll be interesting to see if similar features emerge for Apple’s Numbers and/or Google Docs.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:54
The Microsoft Band, Health Dashboard officially...

Microsoft Band support page:

Microsoft has announced the end of support for the Microsoft Health Dashboard applications and services. This document contains important dates and information regarding the end of support.

On 5/31/2019, the Microsoft Health Dashboard site will be shut down and Microsoft Band applications will be removed from the Microsoft Store, Google Play, and Apple App store.

If you bought into the Microsoft ecosystem, you can get a refund. Follow the headline link for details.

The Apple Watch, at least currently, really owns this space. Another example of Apple’s strategy of entering a space when they know they have the right product and the product right.

[H/T Friend of the Loop Andrew Leavitt]

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07:48
Apple looking to hire a Siri Social Media Analysis...

According to VentureBeat, Apple wants to hire someone to gather public comments and present them — along with recommended fixes — to the company’s execs. 

The Siri Social Media Analysis & Marketing Production position says Siri team is looking for an “organized, thoughtful, and driven candidate to contribute in two key areas:”

First, developing and leading a program to monitor what the world is saying about Siri through social media, news, and other sources; then providing product analysis and recommendations to stakeholders and leadership. And second, facilitating Siri engineering support and guidance to ensure the success of Apple Marketing campaigns, press...

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07:41
USB 4 will offer same specs as Thunderbolt 3, but...

Less than a week after it announced the ridiculously confusing naming system for USB 3.2, the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) has announced the spec for USB 4.

Essentially, this mimics the current spec for Thunderbolt 3

more…

The post USB 4 will offer same specs as Thunderbolt 3, but won’t be available until 2021 appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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07:29
New USB 4 is enhanced Thunderbolt 3 with advanced...




USB 4, the next version of the connectivity protocol, is said by the USB Promoter Group to offer computer users a throughput of up to 40Gbps and other features of Thunderbolt 3, following the contribution of the Thunderbolt protocol specification to the group by Intel.

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07:28
Vivaldi 2.3.1440.60 - An advanced browser made with...

Vivaldi is a browser for our friends.

We live in our browsers. Choose one that has the features you need, a style that fits and values you can stand by. From the look and feel, to how you interact with your browser, every aspect of Vivaldi can be tweaked and customized. You’re in control. Online privacy is more important than ever and how your browser handles sensitive data is crucial. Vivaldi doesn’t track or store any of your data. Managing hundreds of tabs is a breeze, and built-in tools like Notes and screen Capture mean there’s no need to hunt for add-ons.



Version 2.3.1440.60:

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07:22
Butler 4.3.1 - Hot key, menu, and keyword launcher.

Butler makes it easier for you to perform a wide variety of potentially recurring tasks. Just arrange these tasks in Butler's fully customizable configuration and assign one or more triggers to a task.

Available Triggers

  • freely configurable system-wide menus in your menu bar/Butler's docklet
  • freely configurable pop-up menus -- triggered via hot key or hot corner (see below)
  • abbreviations -- for example, enter "qt" to launch QuickTime Player
  • hot keys -- for example, hit [F1] make iTunes switch to the next track
  • hot corners -- for example, [shift]-[right mouse button click] in the lower left corner of your screen to pop up a menu that lists all system preference panes
  • events -- for example, launch iChat when Butler starts up and the [option] key is not held

Possible Tasks

  • launch applications
  • open files
  • access preference panes
  • manage bookmarks...
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07:20
Qualcomm v. Apple modem patent suit kicks off in San...




A San Diego federal court on Monday began hearing an eight-day trial brought by Qualcomm, charging that Apple violated three patents through its use of Intel modems in iPhones.

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07:03
Hollywood's Whiny Producers balk at Tim Cook...

A report from the New York Post says that Apple's push into Hollywood is being marred by Tim Cook's 'intrusive' style of management.

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07:00
Hate robocalls on your iPhone? Get a one-year...

I detest robocalls, and the service provided by my carrier doesn’t seem to stop those calls. That’s why I’m personally taking advantage of today’s deal — a one-year subscription to Call Control Premium for $19.99. It gets great reviews on both the Apple App Store and Google Play (there’s an Android version, too), and it’s used by over 12 million users. We’re even adding another reason for you to get Call Control Premium; when you check out, use the promo code DOWNLOADIT and you’ll take another 25% off the sale price.

  • Block calls from anyone w/ a personal call & SMS blacklist

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06:57
Latest Qualcomm/Apple court battle begins today,...

It seems scarcely a week goes by without Apple and Qualcomm facing off in court, and the latest trial kicks off today in San Diego.

Qualcomm alleges that iPhones with Intel radio chips violate three of its patents, and it is seeking damages amounting to $1.41 per iPhone …

more…

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06:48
Messenger is the first Facebook app to get dark mode

Days after Facebook Messenger's dark mode was outed on Reddit, the social network has made the update official for iOS and Android. For now, you can only enable it by sending the crescent moon emoji in an existing chat thread or new message. It's a c...

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06:47
First U.S. Jury Trial Begins Today in Apple-Qualcomm...

In July 2017, Qualcomm filed suit against Apple in San Diego federal court, accusing the iPhone maker of infringing on six U.S. patents related to graphics processing architecture, power consumption, and envelope tracking technologies. Nearly two years later, the case is finally headed to trial.

The trial begins today with jury selection, with proceedings expected to take up to two weeks. It will be the first time a U.S. jury is involved in the major legal battle between the two companies, according to Bloomberg.

The legal battle between Apple and Qualcomm spans multiple...

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06:31
UE's Boom 3 Bluetooth speaker gets customizable...




Logitech's Ultimate Ears on Monday debuted myBoom Studio, a site where people can customize their own version of the popular Boom 3 Bluetooth speaker.

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06:31
Facebook won't keep your two-factor phone...

Rapacious consumer of personal data Facebook is once again receiving bad press, for being a rapacious consumer of personal data. The company is under fire for its refusal to allow users to opt out of being found by their phone number when those digit...

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06:25
Facebook embroiled in yet another privacy scandal,...




Facebook has come under fire yet again for another privacy issue, with the social network not providing its users with any way to opt out of having their phone number, submitted to enable two-factor authentication to secure the account, used by others to look up their profile.

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06:18
Hollywood Producers Say 'Intrusive' Apple...

Apple CEO Tim Cook and other executives are getting deeply involved with the behind-the-scenes production of the company's original television shows, which are set to debut later this year. Apple has been "difficult" to deal with on the project, according to unnamed agents and producers working with Apple on its foray into streaming TV (via The New York Post).

Cook and other executives have been described as "intrusive," with the biggest complaint involving numerous notes that Apple has been sending streaming partners as they watch each show and contribute their opinion. Other sources stated there has been a "lack of transparency" and "lack of clarity" on what Apple wants throughout the process.

One agent noted that Apple has been "very involved," explaining that writers and directors typically prefer to...

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06:00
Apple patent filing involves improved augmented...

Apple has filed for a patent (number 10,217,290) for “registration between actual mobile device position and environmental model” that involves improved augmented reality features on the iPhone.

Here’s Apple’s summary of the invention: “A user interface enables a user to calibrate the position of a three dimensional model with a real-world environment represented by that model. Using a device's sensor, the device's location and orientation is determined. A video image of the device's environment is displayed on the device's display.

In the patent filing, Apple notes that some applications are being developed for mobile devices which allow users to view an "augmented reality" or "enhanced reality" view of their real, physical environment. Some mobile devices, iPhones, come equipped with cameras and graphical display screens. A camera may be mounted on the side of the device that is opposite of the side on which the device's display is placed. 

Enhanced reality...

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06:00
UD-CAM docking station offers portable, flexible...

If you have a newer Mac with Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) it’s nice to have a dock, especially as Apple’s laptops have a dearth of ports. One solution is the Plugable UD-CAM docking station, is a small, powerful USB 3.1 Type-C docking station.

Though, at $179, it’s not cheap, it can add functionality, usability, and flexibility to supported USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 Macs. For example, you can add an external HDMI display while serving up to 85W of power to charge your system. The UD-CAM also provides connectivity with Ethernet, audio input/output, and four USB ports to connect your peripherals — and all through a single USB-C 

The mini dock has support for Alternate Modes and Power Delivery. Alternate Mode allows certain non-USB data and protocols (such as native video) to be sent over a USB-C cable. Power Delivery enables you to power and charge a supported system without the need for a traditional proprietary charger....

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06:00
Pinterest's new tools turn it into more of a...

If you come across more and more product pins on Pinterest in the future, that's because the platform has rolled out tools that make it easier to sell goods. In fact, companies can now upload their full catalogs to the website, which can turn Pintere...

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06:00
How to get photos to appear in an Open dialog in...

The Media Browser in macOS’s Open dialog was a powerful addition many years ago. You may not even know it’s called that: it’s the area in the left-hand sidebar in any Open dialog below the Media label. For most people, it will show Music, Photos, and Movies. Clicking any of those items will access libraries created or managed by GarageBand, iTunes, iMovie, iPhoto, Logic, Photos, Photo Booth, and others.

But Media Browser can be fickle. In May 2017, I wrote a column on how to disable the feature, because I’d tracked a system slowdown’s cause to the Media Browser’s underlying plug-ins—a problem some other users had seen at the time. Apple apparently fixed the problem or my Mac silently repaired itself, as Media Browser works fine for me now.

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05:54
Second problem found with Facebook 2FA security:...

We always recommend that people take advantage of two-factor authentication (2FA) to protect online accounts, but a second problem with Facebook 2FA has now been discovered.

The company last year admitted that it used 2FA phone numbers for ad targeting, and it has now been revealed that it also makes your phone number searchable – and you cannot fully opt out …

more…

The post Second problem found with Facebook 2FA security: phone numbers are searchable appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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05:47
An 8-Day Trial begins today where Qualcomm is asking...

Today Qualcomm kicks off a patent challenge to Apple, capping off a two-year legal strategy to put pressure on the iPhone maker before a major antitrust lawsuit between the two goes to trial in April

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05:42
Portland’s Apple Pioneer Place closing temporarily...

Like it has done at other flagship stores in Santa Monica and Palo Alto, Apple will temporary close Portland, Oregon’s Apple Pioneer Place for renovations starting March 24th. Upgrades are expected to include a new Forum, Video Wall, and Avenue displays along the store’s rear wall.

more…

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05:28
Tim Cook being 'intrusive' to Hollywood in...




Apple's efforts to produce original video content is reportedly being monitored a bit too closely by the company, with comments from executives including CEO Tim Cook said to be causing friction with producers working on shows and films.

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05:16
You can now customize your Boom 3, one of our...

Ultimate Ears’ range of Bluetooth speakers have consistently made it into our ‘best portable speakers‘ lists over the years. But if the existing color choices aren’t enough for you, the company now allows you to customize your Boom 3 …

more…

The post You can now customize your Boom 3, one of our favorite portable speakers appeared first on...

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05:10
The Morning After: Engadget's 15th Birthday

Good morning! We test five-camera phones, hear the death knell for the PlayStation Vita and take a look at what's happened in 15 years of Engadget. Yep, this site has seen it all.

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05:00
The 5 iPhone and iPad games you need to play from...

February’s best iOS games

Image by Nitrome

Mention the word February at random, and I’d say the minds of most folks drift to thoughts of love, relationships, and heart-shaped boxes of chocolates. Sorry, but you won’t be getting anything like that from us. We can, however, give you a list of iPhone and iPad games we believe you’ll love as much as we do.

To read this article in full, please click here

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04:55
Huawei will reportedly sue the US government this...

Huawei will reportedly sue the US government this week for banning its telecom products from federal agencies, according to the NY Times. The company is trying to defend itself from US charges that it's a security threat, and the lawsuit could be a m...

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04:49
Tim Cook reportedly tells its original content TV...

In a story today from the New York Post, it says that Apple executives are interfering with the production of its original content television shows. Producers reportedly describe that Apple is difficult to work with, “citing a lack of transparency, lack of clarity and intrusive executives”.

Cook has apparently told producers to not be so mean as Apple attempts to balance a demand for gripping dramas and story narratives with its all-inclusive family-friend corporate brand. The interruptions and changes are causing delays. The New York Post says the streaming service will launch with just a few shows at the end of the year.

more…

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04:15
Samsung offers foldable display technology to...

Following the launch of the Samsung Galaxy fold and given the new hype around smartphones with foldable phones, Samsung has apparently provided sample units to both Apple and Google.

According to the industry on the 27th, Samsung Display made a set of foldable display and delivered it to Apple. This set, which is actually powered like a smartphone, has a 7.2-inch size foldable panel. 7.2 inches is 0.1 inches smaller than the Samsung Folder ‘Galaxy Fold’. 

Samsung has historically acted as both a supplier and competitor to Apple and other manufacturers for years now. The company currently provides OLED screens and other parts for Apple’s iPhones. Per the report, Samsung is looking to dominate the industry as a supplier for the technology, as opposed to keeping the product for itself. Samsung is said to be able to produced about 2.4 million units a year at this time but is considering moving up to 10 million units a year depending on demand. 

Apple is thought to...

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04:10
Researcher Gives Apple Details of macOS Keychain...

A German teenager who discovered a macOS Keychain security flaw last month has now shared the details with Apple, after having initially refused to hand them over because of the company's lack of a bug bounty program for the Mac.

Eighteen-year-old Linus Henze dubbed the zero-day macOS vulnerability he found "KeySteal," which, as demoed in the video above, can be used to disclose all sensitive data stored in the Keychain app.

Henze said he decided to reveal the details to Apple because the bug "is very critical and because the security of macOS users is important to me."

I’ve decided to submit my keychain exploit to @Apple, even though they did not react, as it is very critical and because the security of macOS users is important to me. I’ve sent them the full details including a patch. For free of...

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04:00
Apple shareholder meeting provides rare hint as to...

Sometimes Apple offers the coolest upcoming product teases in a rare moment.

Over at the company’s annual shareholder meeting, Apple’s Craig Federighi answered a shareholder question about iPad Pro models, USB-C, and the current inability to do video over USB-C.

The question came during Apple’s Q&A part of its annual shareholder meeting in Cupertino on Friday. It was question number 4, from a shareholder who said he wanted to buy an iPad Pro, but was concerned about the inability to do video output through the USB-C port Apple now uses on its iPad Pro models.

Instead of quickly deflecting the question about the feature, Mr. Federighi stating that he was anticipating the specific question, and stated that a solution for the issue was en route.

While this isn’t the world’s most startling announcement, it was a nice hint as to what to expect further down the line.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via...

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04:00
Motorola Halo+ baby monitor review: This over-the-...

This pricey smart camera system is packed with features to soothe babies and nervous new parents.

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04:00
How to see your true cellular signal strength with...

Sometimes you have two bars but can’t load any webpages. Sometimes you have four bars, but your friend with a different phone on the same network has only two. We’ve become reliant on signal bars to tell us how strong our cellular connection is, but in truth, the bars are bullshit.

Those signal bars are almost completely arbitrary. Yes, more bars should mean a stronger signal, but there is no standard scale. Every phone manufacturer gets to decide how much signal strength equals how many bars, and it often varies widely from model to model.

If you really want to know how strong your cell signal is, you need to look at a direct measurement of the signal strength, as measured in decibels (dB). Fortunately, there’s a hidden “Field Test” menu on your iPhone to do just that. It’s not particularly convenient, but it is interesting.

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04:00
Volvo will limit cars to 112MPH as it explores speed...

Volvo is nothing if not safety-conscious, and it's making clear that speed is one of its greatest concerns. The Swedish brand is limiting the top speed on all its cars to 112MPH starting with the 2021 model year. Safety technology and city infrastr...

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01:34
Cringely's Final Predictions: Apple Becomes a...

For 22 years technology writer Robert X. Cringely has been making predictions for the year to come -- but this year may be his last. So at age 66, he's promising his 2019 predictions will also "take a look out several years...because I sense the tech industry about to enter an unprecedented correction."
And last week he unveiled his first prediction -- that Apple under Tim Cook "emulates GE under Jack Welch.... Jack Welch took GE into financial services in 1981, transforming the company and increasing its market cap by 4000 percent over his 20 years. "

Tim Cook has already started in 2019 along the same path forged by GE's Jack Welch back in 1981. This strategic shift started to show just this week with Apple directly financing iPhone sales in China and announcing an Apple credit card with Goldman Sachs... Look for Apple to start financing lots of things in 2019. Remember your car dealer would rather lend you money than have you pay cash for that ride because...

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01:01
How to prevent your iPhone from vibrating when it’s...

Muting your iPhone by using its physical mute switch is an easy way to silence it when it’s in your pocket. However, you’ll still hear the vibration if your iPhone is on the table, for example. Follow along to learn how to prevent your iPhone from vibrating when it’s on mute.

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01:01
Ultimate Ears' custom-designed Boom 3 speakers...

Ultimate Ears' Boom speakers have usually been colorful, but there's been a catch: you've always had to pick from whatever designs UE offered, which didn't help if you thought the company's choices were too gauche. Thankfully, UE has a simple soluti...

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01:00
How to create a new user account on your Mac

Whether you recently got a new Mac, or have had one for a while, read along for how to create a new user account on your Mac.

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00:56
DiskCatalogMaker 7.4.10 - Catalog your disks.

DiskCatalogMaker is a simple disk management tool which catalogs disks.

  • Simple, light-weight, and fast
  • Finder-like intuitive look and feel
  • Super-fast search algorithm
  • Can compress catalog data for disk space
  • Can generate thumbnail images
  • Long Unicode file name support
  • ZIP / RAR / 7-Zip / StuffIt / tar / gzip / bzip2 / CompactPro / LHA archive formats support
  • A Mach-O application (OS X-native format)



Version 7.4.10:

  • A few minor updates to make this app better.
  • Changed the scan completion message using the macOS Notification Center (macOS 10.8 or later).
  • Fixed a coloring bug when printing on macOS Mojave Dark Mode.



  • OS X 10.7 or later



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Sunday March 3

23:22
Spielberg to push for new Oscars rules that exclude...

It won't surprise you to hear that Steven Spielberg doesn't think streaming movies should win Oscars, but now he appears to be backing up those words with deeds. A spokesperson for Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment has indicated to IndieWire that the...

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22:51
Lowest price ever: Apple's top-of-the-line 2017...




Back by popular demand! AppleInsider readers can take advantage of an exclusive $550 instant discount on Apple's loaded 2017 13-inch MacBook Air. Priced at $999 for the Core i7 model with 512GB of storage, this matches the absolute lowest price we've seen on the top-of-the-line configuration.

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21:59
Google Chrome 72.0.3626.121 - Modern and fast Web...

Google Chrome is a Web browser by Google, created to be a modern platform for Web pages and applications. It utilizes very fast loading of Web pages and has a V8 engine, which is a custom built JavaScript engine. Because Google has used parts from Apple's Safari and Mozilla's Firefox browsers, they made the project open source.



Version 72.0.3626.121:

  • Full changelog can be found here



  • OS X 10.10 or later



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21:59
Microsoft Remote Desktop 10.2.8 - Connect to Windows...

With Microsoft Remote Desktop, you can connect to a remote PC and your work resources from almost anywhere. Experience the power of Windows with RemoteFX in a Remote Desktop client designed to help you get your work done wherever you are.

Features

  • Access to remote resources through the Remote Desktop Gateway
  • Secure connection to your data and applications with breakthrough Network Layer Authentication (NLA) technology
  • Simple management of all remote connections from the connection center
  • High quality video and sound streaming with improved compression and bandwidth usage
  • Easy connection to multiple monitors or projectors for presentations
  • Print from Windows applications to any printer configured on your Mac
  • Access local files on your Mac from your Windows applications



Version 10.2.8:

  • Resolved connectivity issues that surfaced when using an RD Gateway...
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21:15
US agencies investigate fatal Tesla Model 3 crash in...

American safety officials are looking into the circumstances surrounding another fatal Tesla crash. Both the NTSB and the NHTSA have confirmed that they're investigating a collision between a Model 3 and a semi truck in Delray Beach, Florida on March...

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19:40
Fifth 'Celebgate' account hijacker...

The "celebgate" photo leaks might be years old by now, but that isn't stopping the courts from doling out stiff punishment for the account hijacks. A federal judge has sentenced Chris Brannan to 34 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to identit...

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18:07
LineageOS update brings Android Pie to older phones

LineageOS (and its ancestor CyanogenMod) has a history of breathing new life into old Android devices, and that's truer than ever in 2019. The developers have released LineageOS 16, a ROM that introduces Android 9 Pie to devices that in some cases s...

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16:43
Rumor: Samsung may provide displays for foldable...

Samsung Display has sent samples of a foldable display to Apple, so we could, theoretically, see a foldable iPhone next year — though I’m dubious. According to a translation of a report on South Korea’s ET Times.

The samples reportedly measure 7.2 inches. ET Times also claims that while Samsung is currently able to produce about 2.4 million foldable displays per year, the company may ramp up the capability to 10 million.

The Sellers Research Group (that’s me) thinks it’s very possible that Samsung has given Apple foldable display samples. I’m less convinced that Apple will ever actually...

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16:33
OnePlus 7 images hint at pop-up selfie camera

OnePlus' quest to eradicate bezels might be reaching its logical conclusion: virtually no bezels at all. Well-known tipster OnLeaks and Pricebaba have posted renders purporting to depict the OnePlus 7, and its centerpiece would be a nearly-all-screen...

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15:41
Tesla will unveil the Model Y crossover on March 14th

Tesla is following up a very busy February with an even more hectic March. Elon Musk has announced that his brand will unveil the long-promised Model Y crossover at the LA Design Studio on March 14th. On top of that, you can expect the first "v3.0" S...

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15:04
Piëch's electric coupe charges to 80 percent in...

For many would-be electric car buyers, slow charging is frequently a major obstacle -- even Porsche's promise of 15 minutes for 250 miles is agonizingly long when you're in a hurry to get home from work. The upstart brand Piëch (created by Toni...

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13:56
Amazon drops Apple's 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro w...




Matching the lowest price we've ever seen on Apple's current Mid 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Amazon has the standard model on sale for $1,499.99 while supplies last. This $300 discount on the quad-core notebook also stacks with free shipping for fast delivery to your door.

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13:48
Google Declines to Remove Saudi App 'Absher...

Close to a year ago Apple's CEO and team met with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to discuss various projects such as education and perhaps Apple Pay which began to roll out with Saudi banks last month. Last month a controversy erupted with US Senators demanding that Apple and Google remove an app from their respective online stores called Absher. Both tech giants have declined to remove the app angering some in Washington

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13:30
Exploring life's digital boundaries with '...

Two new works from the Factory of the Living exhibition at the Pompidou Center in Paris show how digital technology is influencing art and biology. Both pieces were developed in "collaboration" with living organisms:The first, H.O.R.T.U.S. XL astaxan...

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12:47
Security researcher hands Apple details of Keychain...




Linus Henze has informed Apple of all details regarding a bug he discovered in the macOS Keychain security software, and has done so without payment from the company. He previously withheld the information in protest of the company's lack of a Bug Bounty for Mac, but now says the problem is too important to keep to himself.

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12:13
Google Chrome 72.0.3626.121 - Modern and fast Web...

Google Chrome is a Web browser by Google, created to be a modern platform for Web pages and applications. It utilizes very fast loading of Web pages and has a V8 engine, which is a custom built JavaScript engine. Because Google has used parts from Apple's Safari and Mozilla's Firefox browsers, they made the project open source.



Version 72.0.3626.121:

  • Full changelog can be found here



  • OS X 10.10 or later



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12:00
The best portable induction cooktop

By Sharon Franke, Michael Sullivan

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

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10:49
Create Quick And Dirty PDFs from Web Pages in Python

Let’s say you want to make a script that creates a PDF of a web page. pdfkit makes that pretty easy. Simply import pdfkit and then call pdfkit.from_url, passing along the source location as your first parameter and the resultant file as your second, as follows, using http://docs.jamf.com/10.10.1/jamf-pro/release-notes/What’s_New_in_This_Release.html as our source and just calling the pdf we create Release_Notes.pdf:

import pdfkit
pdfkit.from_url('http://docs.jamf.com/10.10.1/jamf-pro/release-notes/What's_New_in_This_Release.html', 'Release_Notes.pdf')

Your source location could also be from a standard html file (e.g. if you’re running from your site location) and for those you’d use pdfkit.from_file instead of pdfkit.from_url. If you don’t have pdfkit installed, you might need to pip it first:

pip install pdfkit

One last note, you can also change a few options you can pass pdfkit for job processing: page-size, margin-top, margin-left, margin-right...

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10:48
iPhone 11, iPhone XI?

We don't know what it'll be called yet... but here's a roundup of what we do know about the upcoming 2019 iPhones. Our iPhone 11, XI, 2019 roundup contains constantly updated information about what to expect from Apple this fall.

Read full roundup

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10:43
Review: Philips Hue Outdoor Sensor is the first...




The Hue Outdoor Sensor is the first outdoor HomeKit sensor, and adds motion, temperature, and light sensors to automate the outside of your Apple-centric smart home.

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10:30
After Math: Now let's just wait a Momo

The only thing more popular on the internet than racism is a good hoax. The more batshit, the better. Every wacky conspiracy imaginable, from vaccines causing autism to the world being flat, can be found on the interwebs. But even more popular are th...

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10:17
watchOS 6 concept envisions redesigned Siri face,...

Matt Birchler is out today with his annual watchOS concept, this time imagining watchOS 6. Birchler envisions some of the features he’d most like to see, including a redesigned Siri face, new sleep tracking rings, and more.

more…

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09:46
PlayOff is a new app that enables Handoff-like...

One of the most common feature requests for Apple Music is support Handoff. This would allow you to be playing something on your Mac, then immediately continue that playback on your iPhone.

A new third-party app from developer Martin Powlette, dubbed PlayOff, allows you to do just that.

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09:08
SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule docks with ISS

SpaceX's Crew Dragon has completed the last leg of its historic first journey. The capsule docked with the International Space Station through a "soft capture" at 5:51AM Eastern, with astronauts aboard the ISS opening the hatch shortly after 8AM. The...

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08:54
This week’s top stories: AAPL shareholders meeting,...

In this week’s top stories: Sketchy AirPods 2 rumors, everything to expect from Apple in March, the 2019 AAPL shareholders meeting, Shot on iPhone content winners, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest news.

more…

The post This week’s top stories: AAPL shareholders meeting, Apple Watch sleep tracking, AirPods 2, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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08:37
Apple's CEO Briefly Touched on Employees with...

At this year's annual shareholder meeting, Apple's CEO Tim Cook stated that "Apple welcomes employees with 'all' political viewpoints," adding that conservative employees that felt ...

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08:30
Recommended Reading: Arrivo's unfulfilled...

How Arrivo got Colorado to back a wild-eyed highway scheme
Aaron Gordon,
Wired

Futuristic transportation company Arrivo, cofounded by Brogan BamBrogan and Andrew Liu, sold Colorado Department of Transportation on a plan to build a system that woul...

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08:21
Render imagines foldable iPad as report suggests...

Amid the recent influx of foldable smartphones from Android manufacturers, a new report suggests that Samsung Display is in talks with Apple to supply the company with foldable smartphone displays. Meanwhile, a separate render – seen above – imagines what a foldable iPad might look like.

more…

The post Render imagines foldable iPad as report suggests Samsung will supply Apple with foldable displays appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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08:10
Our first shots with the new Nokia 9 PureView

Mobile World Congress is finally, officially over, but there's no time to rest — not when we got the chance to test the Nokia 9 PureView around Barcelona, at least. We received the device just in time for its official release today, and early b...

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07:41
Apple Suspends iOS Distribution Certificates of many...

This week Apple suspended the iOS distribution certificates of many Iranian app developers, according to a Iranian news site.

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07:38
Facebook Messenger on iOS testing hidden Dark Mode...

As iOS 13 is rumored to add long-awaited system-wide Dark Mode, Facebook is seemingly testing a dark interface for its Messenger app. As spotted by a user on Reddit, there’s a hidden way to enable Dark Mode in the Facebook Messenger app. Here’s how to do it.

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Rumors of who will supply smartphone vendors with foldable displays has been around since late 2016 when a Korean report wildly speculated that LG was working with Apple, Google & Microsoft to deliver foldable display for foldable devices. ETNews was another news site starting that rumor and is now reversing course in a new rumor of theirs that Samsung ...

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iCloud Photos is probably one of the most impressive services that Apple is currently running. It’s built into every iOS, macOS, and tvOS device (and iCloud.com), and Apple has to be syncing billions and billions of photos and videos across its data centers. I’ve been using it since the early beta period of iOS 8, and I am happily (well unhappily) paying $10 per month for 2 TB of storage which includes my 300 GB library. By design, users are supposed to have individual iCloud accounts, but then link them in Family Sharing. Family Sharing allows families to share iCloud Storage (the 200 GB or higher plan) and Apple Music subscription (family plans). I also assume that Apple’s upcoming TV service will also be integrated into Apple’s family sharing set up as well. But for a lot of families,...

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Android's Slices have typically only offered shortcuts for functions in third-party apps (and then only in limited form), but they're now ready to control the phone itself. The team at 9to5Google has noticed that Slices are rolling out for device se...

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Crime blotter: iCloud catches a BMW thief, NFL...




A theft and chase at the first Apple Store, an NFL star's iPad is taken, and massive thefts from Best Buy and Walmart in Florida, all in this week's roundup of Apple crime.

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Rumors: AirPods wireless charging will charge to...

Apple has been promising the AirPods wireless charging case for 537 days (and counting). Twitter leaker Max Weinbach was featured in EverythingApplePro’s video today with some few tidbits on the AirPods wireless charging situation. However, Weinbach doesn’t really have a track record of accuracy yet with Apple news, so we are treating these reports as sketchy rumors at this time.

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