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Monday June 18

23:25
Apple Pay debuts in Poland with support for 8 banks




As promised in May, Apple on Tuesday flipped the switch on Apple Pay in Poland with eight regional banks, introducing the digital payments standard to a market well accustomed to mobile payments.

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20:06
IBM’s Project Debater is an AI that's ready to...

A large group of journalists and IBM employees sit quietly while a black monolith (yes, like the one found in 2001: A Space Odyssey) with a display shows three animated blue balls floating in front and behind each other. The assembled humans are wait...

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19:31
What's on TV: 'Luke Cage,' '...

The FIFA World Cup is already rolling along, but this week we're getting ready for the second season of Marvel's Luke Cage on Netflix. AMC has the season premiere of Preacher and Comedy Central brings Drunk History while Westworld wraps up season two...

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19:17
Flaw in macOS 'Quick Look' could reveal...




Quick Look is a marquee feature Mac users rely on to easily preview files without opening a dedicated app, but the years-old tool could potentially reveal sensitive information on encrypted drives.

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19:01
Australia fines Apple $6.7 million over misleading...




A court in Australia has fined the company for misleading iPhone and iPad owners over whether or not they were allowed to repair their devices.

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18:51
Synthetic 'blubber' could triple divers...

Even the hardiest diver can't last longer than an hour in cold water using a modern wetsuit, and that's no good if you're a special ops soldier or otherwise need to stay under the sea for hours at a time. MIT has a simple solution: imitate the blubb...

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18:46
Apple hit with $9M fine in Australia for ‘misleading...

Apple has been hit with a $9 million by the Federal Court in Australia over the the infamous Error 53 bug that affected numerous users last year. Today’s decision comes over a year after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission levied a lawsuit against Apple over the issue…

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18:00
The Supreme Court Will Decide If Apple's App...

The Supreme Court will review a 2011 class-action lawsuit against Apple, accusing the company of operating an illegal monopoly by not allowing iPhone users to download mobile apps outside of its own App Store, reducing consumer choice. The case, being referred to as Apple Inc. v. Pepper., could have wide-reaching implications for consumers as well as other companies like Amazon. Wired reports: The dispute is over whether Apple, by charging app developers a 30 percent commission fee and only allowing iOS apps to be sold through its own store, has inflated the price of iPhone apps. Apple, supported by the Trump administration, argues that the plaintiffs in the case -- iPhone consumers -- don't have the right to sue under current antitrust laws in the U.S.

The case marks a rare instance in which the court has agreed not only to hear an antitrust case, but also one where no current disagreement exists in the circuit courts. The outcome could change decades of antitrust legal...

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17:30
iOS 12 Will Automatically Share Your iPhone Location...

Apple has revealed a new feature that's coming to the next version of iOS. With iOS 12, iPhone owners will be able to automatically share their location data when they dial 911. PhoneDog reports: Apple explains that it'll use RapidSOS's IP-based data pipeline to securely share an iPhone owner's HELO (Hybridized Emergency Location) info when they call 911 call centers. This system will integrate with many 911 call centers' existing software. HELO data estimates a 911 caller's location data using cell towers as well as features like GPS and Wi-Fi access points. Apple began using HELO in 2015, but by utilizing RapidSOS's tech, too, it should make it much easier and faster for a 911 call center to locate a caller.


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17:28
iOS 12: How to change audio quality in Voice Memos

The Voice Memos app for iOS got a major revamp with iOS 12. With this comes a new design, but also new features as well. One of those new features is the ability to change the audio quality of your recordings. This is incredibly important for those who use voice memos in a professional environment such as recording sound bites for songs.

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17:23
Nearly decade-old macOS ‘Quick Look’ security hole...

While many users find the Quick Look functionality in macOS incredibly convenient, security researchers have uncovered a security hole that could expose the content of files stored on encrypted drives…

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17:07
Elon Musk says Tesla employee committed '...

Tesla may have more trouble on its hands than layoffs and production challenges. Reuters said it had obtained a company-wide email from Elon Musk stating that an unnamed employee had conducted "extensive and damaging sabotage." The staffer reportedly...

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17:03
Purported next-gen iPhone mockups compared against...




Hot on the heels of a supposed schematic leak detailing Apple's next-generation iPhone lineup, a report on Monday compares 3D printed mockups of the purported 2018 handsets with existing iPhone X hardware.

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16:52
Roku could launch a store for streaming subscriptions

Roku is planning its own Amazon Channels-style à la carte marketplace for video subscription services, sources told Variety. Anyone using the company's devices could sign up for and watch them without needing to download apps for each. The mar...

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16:50
Supreme Court will hear Apple’s appeal about iPhone...

In the suit, originally filed in late 2011, a group of consumers accused Apple of monopolizing the market for iPhone apps by not allowing any other way of purchasing such apps, and therefore engaging in anti-competitive practices. The suit alleges that since the App Store’s launch, Apple “illegally monopolized the distribution of iPhone apps, and that the commissions charged to app developers inflate the prices consumers ultimately pay for apps.”

I just don’t agree with this at all. Apple is providing a safe place for developers to sell apps, and for consumers to buy apps without wondering about malware and all of the other scams that go on out there.

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16:50
New video goes hands-on with 2018 iPhone dummy units...

Apple’s plans for this year’s iPhone upgrades have been well documented thus far, with reports indicating the company has three new iPhones coming this fall. Macotakara today is out with a detailed look at the schematics for the upcoming devices, including a hands-on video…

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16:46
macOS Mojave: the Complete Reference

Particle Debris page 2 highlights two articles that provide a detailed review of macOS Mojave features. Afterwards, it’ll be clear that Apple has done an amazing job with this new version of macOS. I call it the “wow-factor.”


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16:27
Mac App Switcher, iOS Reminders, iPad Calculator,...

Do you like Quick Tips? Do you think you know everything about the macOS App Switcher? If you answered “yes” to those questions we think you’ll be in for a very pleasant surprise, and that’s just the kickoff of the episode! Then it’s on to a few other tips, including a great script for unmounting drives that contain iTunes libraries. Plus, your questions answered. Download or simply press play, and enjoy!


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16:23
TMO Background Mode Interview with Georgia Tech...

Dr. Ayanna Howard is a professor of Interactive Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology. She’s also in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Ayanna received her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California. I asked Ayanna how she became inspired by robot technology. Like many of us, it was via science fiction on TV. In graduate school, robotics was still immature, so she wisely elected to pursue electrical engineering. Her first job was at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) working on vision, fuzzy logic, and neural network methodologies. Today, she leads her students in the areas of assistive robots in the home, therapy gaming apps and remote robotic exploration of extreme environments. Our discussion covered the whole field of robotics, so tune in and hear all about the state-of-the-art from an accomplished roboticist.

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16:09
Chirp is a new app that aims to bring full Twitter...

Last year, Twitter made the controversial decision to kill its Apple Watch, leaving users in the dark for a way to browse the social network from their wrist. Now, developer Will Bishop has launched a new app called Chirp that aims to bring the Twitter experience back to Apple Watch…

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16:02
Microsoft employees criticize ICE contract amid...

Add Microsoft to the list of companies whose government deals are provoking outrage both inside and outside their offices. The Redmond firm sparked a wave of criticism on social networks after users discovered a January blog post noting that the comp...

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15:18
Dark Horse's ‘Stranger Things’ comics chronicle...

There will soon be quite a few ways for you to experience the world of Stranger Things, as books, a video game and now a line of comics are all in the works. Entertainment Weekly announced today that Netflix has teamed up with Dark Horse for the new...

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14:47
Dropbox lets you preview more file types without...

If you've ever received a ZIP or RAR file in Gmail, you'll have noticed that you can peek to see what's inside without having to download the file. If you've been hoping for a similar feature elsewhere, you're in luck: Dropbox has updated how it hand...

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14:27
Apple World Today News Update: June 18, 2018

Image via Apple

A slow day for Apple news, so we're covering three short stories for you regarding 911 location services, Apple Pay and an upcoming change in macOS Mojave:

  • Apple partners with a 911 infrastructure company in the USA to integrate its HELO technology into existing call centers so iOS 12 911 calls will send specific and detailed location information
  • Apple Pay is making it to Poland as early as tomorrow
  • System software updates are moving from the Mac App Store to a System Preference pane in macOS Mojave, returning to the location they were before OS X Lion

The text version of the podcast can be read below. To listen to the podcast here, click the play button on the player below. Apple News readers need to visit Apple World Today in order to listen to the podcast.

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14:16
Trump administration promised Cook no iPhone tariffs




Apple's CEO has emerged as a major diplomatic voice for the tech world, seeking to calm relations between the U.S. and China, a new report says.

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14:16
Amazon faces pressure to stop selling facial...

Amazon may not have much choice but to address mounting criticism over its sales of facial recognition tech to governments. The American Civil Liberties Union has delivered both a petition and a letter from 17 investors demanding that Amazon drop its...

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14:11
iOS 12: How to permanently delete photos on iPhone

Along with the new features that iOS 12 brings, the latest iPhone and iPad software also makes some changes to how existing features work. One of these tweaks is how to permanently delete photos.

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13:49
9to5Mac Daily 094: June 18, 2018

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

https://9to5mac.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/9to5mac-daily-06-18-2018.mp3

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13:49
Apple issues third macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 beta to...




Apple on Monday seeded a third beta version of the upcoming macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 to developers for testing, though the company failed to detail feature upgrades in release notes provided with software.

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13:46
Get ready to take control of Westworld as game hits...

Based on the 1973 film and its subsequent sequel, HBO has struck gold with the Westworld TV series. Both the films and the TV run are perfect for a game adaption, so it was no surprise when Warner Bros. and HBO started teasing a new interactive experience. That was well over a year ago, but it looks like the release of the new Westworld iOS game is just around the corner now. more…

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13:45
Desus and Mero to host Showtime's first weekly...

Desus Nice and The Kid Mero, hosts of the weeknight talk show Desus & Mero, are leaving Viceland and heading to Showtime. The two will host the network's first weekly late-night talk show on which they'll chat with guests about pop culture, sport...

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13:30
How to buy a refurbished iMac Pro, MacBook, Mac,...

Updated 6/18/18 to reflect the inventory change in the store.

Looking for a way to save some money on the latest Apple products? Consider a refurbished MacBook, refurbished iPhone, or refurbished iPad from the Apple Certified Refurbished store. A refurbished product is just like a new, but at a lower price.

Here’s a quick guide with links to the best deals you can find on the refurb store, along with a FAQ guide if you want to know more about the ins and outs of the Apple Certified Refurbished store and buying a refurbished MacBook, desktop Mac, iPhone, or iPad.

To read...

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13:19
Tim Cook profile describes Apple CEO’s unexpected...

A new profile from The New York Times dives into Tim Cook’s increasingly strong focus on politics, explaining how the Apple CEO “became tech’s top diplomat.” The report dives into Cook’s political relationships, and his role in ongoing trade issues with China…

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13:19
macOS: Use Command + Tab To Switch Mac Apps Faster

Mac Geek Gab listener David has a tip for us, and it involves using Command + Tab to switch Mac apps. But he uses it in a different way.


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13:14
The WHO officially puts gaming on its list of...

The World Health Organization was putting its finishing touches on the eleventh edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) when it released a draft back in December. The early version of the document, which medical professionals wi...

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13:12
Apple taking reservations for this summer’s Apple...

I really wished we lived near an Apple Store. I’ve heard nothing but good things about these camps and I’m sure my 12-year-old would love them.

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13:09
[Sponsor] Snap Kit by Snapchat

Snap Kit lets developers integrate some of Snapchat’s best features like Bitmoji and Stories — and lets your community share their favorite moments from your app with their friends on Snapchat. All of this without compromising any private account data! Visit kit.Snapchat.com for documentation and more info.

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13:04
Pokémon GO Will Finally Let People Trade Pokémon

Do you still play Pokémon GO? Then you’ll be excited that you’ll finally be able to trade Pokémon soon with a new update to the game.


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13:00
PDF Expert for Mac: $24.99

We have a deal on PDF Expert for Mac from Readdle.  This PDF editor has a nice list of distinctions, including being The 2015 App of the Year in the Mac App Store, Top Paid App in the Mac App Store, Editors’ Choice by Apple, and 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,1000 ratings on the Mac App Store. It’s $24.99 through our deal, 58% off retail.


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12:49
Apple opens registration for Summer 2018 Apple Camp...

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12:47
Want an Apple Music Web Player? Try This

Ever since Apple Music first came out, people have been clamoring for an Apple Music web player. Recently, Apple has opened an Apple Music API for developers. Although Apple hasn’t created an official Apple Music web player, Redditor u/zseguin has come to the rescue. It’s still in early development, but the code is available on GitHub. All you have to do to get started is sign in with your Apple ID, and allow the app to connect to your account. Everything is available. Not only can you find your own music, but even Apple Music recommendations in the For You section. However, note that the player is built on an API that is currently in beta. The application may stop working at any...

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12:43
Android Messages hits the web for browser-based...

Google added Rich Communication Services (RCS) into its Android OS to help it compete with Apple's popular iMessage. Google has also been exploring texting from your web browser since at least February. Now the feature appears to be officially availa...

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12:32
Want Your Student ID on Apple Watch? The University...

The University of Alabama recently announced that students will be able to put their student ID on Apple Watch or their iPhone.


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12:16
How to create a bootable macOS Mojave 10.14 USB...

Creating a bootable macOS Mojave USB install drive is a great way to facilitate a clean install of macOS. This tutorial will work with the current developer beta and will also work once with the public beta and final version of macOS Mojave once released. Watch our step-by-step video for the details. more…

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12:12
U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Apple Appeal on...

The appeal is on whether or not the case can proceed, and if SCOTUS allows that, it could decide if companies are allowed to maintain walled gardens for app distribution.


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12:12
Hulu orders revenge drama pilot from 'Handmaid...

It seems Hulu is interested in telling more stories about women with agency. The streaming service has ordered a pilot for a revenge drama from Warren Littlefield, an executive producer of The Handmaid's Tale. Reprisal is about a woman who seeks veng...

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12:07
A Designer Shares Thoughts on How Apple Can Fix 3D...

An article making the rounds over the weekend is from designer , who wrote about how Apple can fix 3D Touch. She proposes that a UI indicator should be added to each 3D Touch-able element so people know exactly which elements can be 3D Touched.

I should start with the obvious. 3D Touch is broken! The user experience is far from great. Apple introduced 3D Touch and its new related interactions Peek and Pop in 2014. It’s been almost 4 years since its first introduction, yet people don’t know/use 3D Touch. Why would they? Even tech-savvy users don’t know which buttons offer 3D touch. Let alone regular users.

My solution is adding a line on bottom-right of things that can be 3D Touched. Let’s call them Force Decorators (with reference to Force...

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11:51
Hands-on w/ August Smart Lock Pro’s Apple Watch app...

Thanks to our sponsor August Home, we’ve got an exclusive deal saving you big on an August Smart Lock Pro + August Connect Wi-Fi bridge and August’s physical Smart Keypad accessory. Get the entire bundle now for $279 (Reg. $358). 

Get August Smart Lock Pro + August Connect Wi-Fi Bridge & Smart Keypad $79 off for $279 (Reg. $358). 

Head below for our video walkthrough with August’s Smart Lock Pro and the recently released native Apple Watch app and HomePod support now available for the HomeKit-enabled lock.

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11:51
'Westworld' mobile game puts you in...

HBO and Warner Bros. have been teasing their Westworld mobile game for nigh-on half a year. Now, though, they finally have something to show. The Behaviour Interactive-built game is slated to arrive on June 21st -- Apple provided the date for iOS, bu...

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11:32
How Many Songs Are Available on the Top Streaming...

We did some research and figured out how many songs are in each of the big music streaming service libraries such as Apple Music, Spotify, annd Amazon Prime Music.


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11:30
Four problems YouTube Music will face in the UK

The worst-kept secret in music is out, and Google has now released YouTube Music and YouTube Premium in 11 more countries. But despite being in the streaming music game for quite a while, the company is almost going to have to start fresh in several...

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11:04
25 years ago, Apple's board of directors pushed...




The CEO who famously won a power struggle with Steve Jobs in 1985 surrendered the chief executive position a quarter-century ago, placing the executive in a unique, strange purgatory.

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11:04
Create a Universal Music Playlist With Soundsgood

Soundsgood is a platform that lets you create a universal music playlist. You can sync your playlists across Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music, Deezer, and more. You can also create an online music player and share it with people. You’ll get a Stats Dashboard so you can see how many people play songs and follow your playlists. I haven’t tried it out yet but I plan to try the service soon. The company markets it as a social player to “get more followers” but I think the cross-platform universality is far more interesting. There also appears to be an iOS app as well.


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11:02
Dish is bringing Netflix to more hotel rooms

Dish Network began offering hotel entertainment in 2017 with an Android TV-powered box that let guests stream and watch live television in the comfort of their own hotel room. YouTube and Sling TV were supported via built-in Chromecast, but Netflix w...

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10:54
Apple releases third round of iOS 11.4.1 and tvOS 11...

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10:53
Apple adds secure emergency location features to get...

Apple made a big deal about our digital well-being when it unveiled iOS 12 at WWDC, but there’s one feature it didn't discuss that could have even greater life-saving benefits.

In a press release Monday, the company outlined how iPhones running iOS 12 will be able to share location data automatically and securely with first responders when you dial 911. Apple says this will help reduce emergency response times by providing faster and more accurate information that circumvents “outdated, landline-era infrastructure.”

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10:42
Apple Seeds tvOS 11.4.1 Developer Beta 3

There are no new known features in this release cycle, as Apple has turned to development of tvOS 12.


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10:40
Trump directs Pentagon to form a Space Force...

It looks like the US could have a sixth military branch sometime in the future, one focused entirely on space. President Trump said during a National Space Council meeting today that he has called for the development of a Space Force, CNBC reports. "...

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10:35
iOS 12 and 911 Calls, New Mac Predictions – TMO...

Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple’s improved 911 location information for iPhones in iOS 12, plus they share their thoughts on when we may see new Macs.


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10:30
Apple rolls out third developer betas for iOS 11.4.1...




Apple has released the third betas for iOS 11.4.1 and tvOS 11.4.1 to developers for testing, one week after the second betas were issued, with the shorter time between betas suggesting Apple is nearing a full release of the updates.

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10:21
Apple Seeds iOS 11.4.1 Developer Beta 3

iOS 11.4.1 is little more than a bug fix release, and no new features are known to be in this release cycle.


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10:18
Google will fix Home and Chromecast bug that reveals...

Don't look now, but your Google Home speaker or Chromecast could give away your whereabouts... for a little while, that is. Google has promised a fix for an authentication vulnerability that lets attackers obtain your location using the company's dev...

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10:11
Apple releases third iOS 11.4.1, tvOS 11.4.1 beta to...

While not a major update in any way, Apple is today releasing the third developer builds for iOS 11.4.1 and tvOS 11.4.1. Being a bug fix update to the earlier release, we aren’t expecting any new user facing features.

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10:00
MacBook Pro Thunderbolt 3 adapter guide: How to...

The new MacBook Pro comes with two or four external ports, depending on the model you pick. But those ports are only of one type: Thunderbolt 3, which is compatible with USB-C.

But you probably have devices that use USB-A, Thunderbolt 1, Thunderbolt 2, DisplayPort, HDMI, or something else. How do you connect these devices? With an adapter.

If you’re planning to buy a new MacBook Pro, make sure you set aside a considerable amount of cash for the adapters you need. Apple doesn’t include any in the box, except for a power adapter.

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09:59
Amazon Prime is now available in Australia

Amazon launched its Prime service in Australia today, giving most Australians access to free two-day shipping, Prime Video and a number of other perks. A subscription will cost AU$59 (approximately $44) per year -- as opposed to the US price of $119...

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09:51
Apple taking reservations for this summer’s Apple...

Apple is now taking reservations for this summer's free Apple Camp for kids ages eight to 12. It’s a three-day program held at your local Apple retail store.

Apple Camp is designed to “broaden their [the kids] creative horizons by making movies, creating interactive books, and more using Apple products.” Campers choose one of three tracks, then spend 90 minutes a day for three days at a local Apple Store immersed in their chosen subject.

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09:45
Supreme Court to hear Apple’s appeal in App Store...

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take up Apple’s bid to quash a lawsuit accusing it of breaking federal antitrust laws by monopolizing the market for iPhone software apps and causing consumers to pay more than they should, reports Reuters.

The Court will hear the tech giant’s appeal of a lower court’s ruling that revived the proposed class-action lawsuit by iPhone buyers over commissions that the Cupertino, California-basedcompany receives through the Apple App Store. President Donald Trump’s administration backed Apple and urged the justices to take the case.

The lawsuit was originally filed in late 2011 by a group of consumers accusing Apple of monopolizing the market for iOS apps by not allowing any other way of purchasing such apps beyond the company’s own online store.The case could expand...

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09:35
A look at the iPad-specific features in iOS 12




Apple mostly touted the benefits of iOS 12 on the iPhone during the two-hour WWDC keynote, but that doesn't mean the iPad was overlooked. We've found 24 iPad-specific features that you may have missed.

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09:28
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 10.5-inch iPad Pro $150 off,...

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications. more…

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09:19
Google Maps for Android no longer books Uber rides

Google added the ability to book Uber trips directly through Maps at the start of 2017, but it appears that this convenience was short-lived. The search firm has quietly pulled direct Uber booking from Google Maps for Android after yanking it from t...

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09:17
Apple Pay reportedly expanding to Poland tomorrow, 8...

Apple Pay is reportedly rolling out in Poland as early as tomorrow, June 19.

As reported by Polish blog Cashless.pl, the service will be landing in Poland this week with the following banks: Alior, BGŻ BNP Paribas, BZ WBK, Getin, mBank, Nest Bank, Pekao and Raiffeisen Polbank.

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08:58
Google adds more handy tools to its data-monitoring...

Google launched its data-tracking app Datally for Android last year, giving users more insight into how and where they're using their phone plan data as well as more control over that usage. Now, Google has released a handful of new features for the...

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08:48
Apple opens up summer 2018 Apple Camp reservations...




Apple on Monday opened up the first round of reservations for this summer's Apple Camp, an annual retail program aimed at teaching kids while simultaneously exposing them and their parents to Apple products.

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08:37
After two years, 'Pokémon Go' is finally...

It's been almost two years since Nintendo and Niantic released the mobile hit Pokémon Go. While the game's (very) slow feature rollout has whittled down the userbase to diehard fans, interaction with the upcoming Switch games make it a g...

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08:21
WhenWorks for the iPhone Makes Scheduling...

Scheduling time for meetings can be a pain, but WhenWorks for iOS makes the process easy by letting your colleagues and clients book times online. The book online through a web page, so no need for them to install an app first, you can block out times you don’t want any appointments, and everything that’s scheduled automatically shows up on your calendar. WhenWorks is from BusyMac founder John Chaffee and we’ve been really happy with the app in our pre-release testing. It’s easy to use and free for up to 5 appointments each month, or US$49.99 a year for unlimited appointments. You can download WhenWorks at Apple’s App Store.


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08:19
Registration now open for free Apple Camp program...

Apple has shared details on this year’s camp program for kids ages 8-12 along with opening registration for the free sessions that start next month. Like last year, there are three tracks to choose from that are made up of three, 90 minute sessions. more…

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08:16
Beyoncé and Jay-Z's Tidal exclusive lasted less...

Beyoncé did a Beyoncé thing (along with her husband Jay-Z) over the weekend and released her (their) new album on Tidal with no prior warning. The pair are part-owners of Tidal, which was also the exclusive home of her previous album, L...

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08:15
Today's best deals: Apple's 2017 15"...




Monday deals are in -- and shoppers can snap up the lowest price ever on Apple's current Mid 2017 15-inch MacBook Pro with no tax collected outside NY. Other Mac models are also on sale this week, including the MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro.

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08:12
Photos of the coolest soccer fields in the world

If you do nothing else, just check out that first photo. Wow!

Bucket list.

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08:10
James Corden teases Paul McCartney Carpool Karaoke...

This came out last week, but I just ran across it over the weekend, thought it worth a share.

I’m a huge Beatles nerd, McCartney fan. This is a definite yes for me, a solid thumbs up. Gimmicky perhaps, but I’ll be watching nonetheless.

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08:00
YouTube Music and Premium come to Canada and the UK

As expected, Google has announced that YouTube Music and YouTube Premium will continue its global rollout, coming to 11 more countries. The list of nations now able to take advantage of the two platforms has swelled to include the UK, Canada, France,...

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07:59
Supreme Court will hear Apple's bid to stop...

Apple will have one more shot at avoiding a proposed class-action lawsuit accusing it of price fixing with the App Store. The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear Apple's appeal of a ruling that would resurrect the antitrust case, which asserted that...

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07:58
The wonder of image tracking in ARKit 2

Last week, we shared this example of image tracking using ARKit 2. Here’s another one:

https://twitter.com/nathangitter/status/1008397365018005504/

Wonderful. I get that, perhaps, our AR future will be seen through glasses. But examples like these are useful even seen through the lens of your iPhone. To me, a relatively short AR transaction works just fine on an iPhone. And I do agree that a more immersive experience will require glasses or (way in the future) connected contact lenses.

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07:46
Here’s How to Add Precise 911 Location Data to Your...

iOS 12 is adding precise location data for 911 calls made from iPhones and you can get that same precision in iOS 11 thanks to a free app from RapidSOS. Read on to learn how.


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07:41
Apple’s original content is further along than you...

Gene Munster, Loup Ventures:

At the helm of the company’s content efforts are Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, who Apple hired away from Sony in 2017. Erlicht and Van Amburg ran Sony’s primetime series division since 2005. They will report directly to Eddie Cue, who runs Apple’s Services business. Apple has also hired an array of industry veterans from a range of backgrounds including streaming platforms like Hulu and Amazon Studios, and mainstay media companies like WGN America and Legendary Entertainment.

Nice rollup of Apple’s content efforts to date. Amazing to see it all together like this.

And this comparison with Netflix:

At first glance, it appears Netflix’s lead in original content is insurmountable. Netflix will end 2018 with close to 1,000 original titles and spend an estimated $3.5 billion on new titles this year. Keep in mind that almost half of that content is outside of the U.S. That compares to Apple, which has 2 titles out today and...

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Apple's macOS surreptitiously creates and caches thumbnails for images and other file types stored on password-protected / encrypted containers (hard drives, partitions), according to macOS security experts Wojciech Regula and Patrick Wardle. From a report: The problem is that these cached thumbnails are stored on non-encrypted hard drives, in a known location and can be easily retrieved by malware or forensics tools, revealing some of the content stored on encrypted containers. On macOS, these thumbnails are created by Finder and QuickLook. Finder is the default macOS file explorer app, similar to Windows Explorer. Whenever a user navigates to a new folder, Finder automatically loads icons for the files located in those folders. For images, these icons are gradually replaced by thumbnails that show a preview of the image at a small scale.

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The Supreme Court has decided that it will hear Apple's appeal regarding a contentious judgement allowing a seven-year-old antitrust case about the iOS App Store to continue.

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07:07
How Apple can fix 3D Touch

Eliz Kılıç:

3D Touch is missing the most obvious thing to be mainstream. Visual cues.

This. So much this. There is nothing in the interface that signals to a user that a particular element will respond to force/3D touch. The only way to tell is by trial and error. And then, once you’ve figured it out, you have to remember what works, or trail and error all over again.

And what’s great about this writeup is that Eliz not only identified the problem, but came up with an elegant solution. Check the last three images in the article, see if you can tell which controls are force touchable?

Eliz tied this up with a bow, handed it to Apple. Here’s hoping someone is listening.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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Getting through a summer reading list is a breeze with an e-reader, and one of our favorites, the Amazon Kindle Voyage, just dropped in price from a steep $200 to...

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Apple asks US Supreme Court to throw out antitrust...

Apple has asked the US Supreme Court to dismiss an antitrust lawsuit which accuses Apple of monopolizing the app market so that it can charge excessive commissions …

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iOS 12 will introduce automatic location sharing...

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iOS 12 lets you securely and automatically share...

Apple:

iPhone users in the United States who call 911 will be able to automatically and securely share their location data with first responders beginning later this year with iOS 12, providing faster and more accurate information to help reduce emergency response times.

The way it works, prior to iOS 12:

To address this challenge, Apple launched HELO (Hybridized Emergency Location) in 2015, which estimates a mobile 911 caller’s location using cell towers and on-device data sources like GPS and WiFi Access Points.

And the new process:

Apple today announced it will also use emergency technology company RapidSOS’s Internet Protocol-based data pipeline to quickly and securely share HELO location data with 911 centers, improving response time when lives and property are at risk. RapidSOS’s system will deliver the emergency location data of iOS users by integrating with many 911 centers’ existing software, which rely on industry-standard protocols....

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Pokémon GO adding friends, special gifts, and...

Trading has always been fundamental to the world of Pokémon, but the concept has only been a promise for Pokémon GO. Niantic announced that will soon change, however, as new friend features are finally coming to the game.

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macOS Mojave: How to Turn on Favicons in Safari Tabs

macOS Mojave is making it easier to figure out what’s in the tabs you have open in Safari with favicons. Here’s how to enable the feature.


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Deloitte ConvergeHEALTH Patient Connect integrates...

Deloitte has integrated its ConvergeHEALTH Patient Connect product with Apple HealthKit, CareKit and ResearchKit frameworks, enabling patients to improve adherence to treatment plans while supporting connectivity to clinical research. ConvergeHEALTH is a group of products engineered and built by Deloitte to enable life sciences clients to respond to the shift to value-based, personalized medicine.

HealthKit is the accompanying developer application programming interface (API) included in the iOS SDK (Software Development Kit) for the Mac. It is used by software developers to design applications that have extensibility and that can interact with the Health application on iOS.

CareKit is a tool for assisting people in taking an active role in their care. iPhone apps using the kit make it easier for individuals to keep track of care plans and monitor symptoms and medication; providing insights that help...

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Here are all of the Apple retail store openings,...




With 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 so far.

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06:29
Apple Watch dominates worldwide wearables market...

The worldwide wearables market is forecast to ship 124.9 million units by the end of 2018, up 8.2% from the prior year. And Apple will continue to dominate with the Apple Watch, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker.

The tech giant has shipped 20.2 million smartwatches in 2018 for 16.2% of the wearables market. IDC expects the market share to grow to 17.3% in 2022 with 34.5 million units shipped.

Although this growth is slightly lower than the 10.3% growth experienced in 2017, the market is expected to return to double-digit growth from 2019 until 2022 as smartwatches and other form factors grow in popularity.

”The shift in consumer preferences towards smartwatches has been in full swing these past few quarters and we expect that to continue in the coming years,"...

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06:27
iOS 12 to Give First Responders Precise Location...

iOS 12 will make it easier for emergency services to find iPhone owners when they call 911 thanks to a partnership with RapidSOS.


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06:18
Review: The Neato Botvac D7 Connected robot vacuum...

It’s usually me making the case for new smart home gadgets, but when it came to a robot vacuum cleaner, it was my partner, Steph, who suggested it. Unusually hot weather in London causing our cats to moult more than usual may have been the triggering event!

I’d looked at them when they first came out, and wasn’t that impressed by what I saw and read. Early models tended to wander randomly about the home, didn’t cope well with obstacles, and their battery-powered vacuum motors weren’t very powerful.

But it had been quite a few years since then, so it seemed a good time to check out whether today’s robot vacuum cleaners are gimmick or genuinely useful home appliance …

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