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Monday November 12

12:20
What Do You Want In iOS 13?

It’s been just two months since iOS 12 was released, but people are already looking ahead to what Apple might do with the next iteration of its mobile operating system. MacWorld‘s Jason Cross has published his wishlist and I suspect there is much on there that TMO readers will agree with. It includes the introduction of dark mode as seen in macOS Mojave, an upgrade for Siri and a revamped camera. Cross would also like to see YouTube 4K and HDR video support, not to mention more flexibility and power in the iPad version. Here’s a bit of what he hopes comes next on  iOS:

Apple can do more, much more. The latest iPhones and iPad Pros sport processors, cameras, and sensors that are capable of incredible things, but iOS at times feels like its holding us back. In particular, the iPad Pro...

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12:15
Jack Dorsey says a Twitter edit function has to be...

While speaking at the Indian Institute of Technology, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was asked a question that comes up all the time -- will Twitter ever roll out an edit feature? Dorsey has acknowledged the possibility of such a function in the past, and l...

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12:11
[Sponsor] Square Reader SDK

You might know us for our little white reader, but did you know that Square Developer has a suite of APIs and SDKs to help you take payments in-person and online? Square Reader SDK allows you to use Square hardware to take payments directly in your app. Learn how we built an iOS cookie demo app, perfect for the Girl Scout in your life.

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11:58
Flickr’s new limit on free photo sharing is helpful...

I understand that many people aren’t happy about the decision but they feel it is the best decision for Flickr/SmugMug going forward.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:56
Marvel legend Stan Lee dies at 95

Pop culture is in a state of mourning today. Stan Lee, the famous Marvel publisher, editor and writer, has died at the age of 95 after a spate of illnesses over the past year. To say that he had a significant impact on the media world would be an und...

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11:39
Latest ‘Apple News Exclusive’ shares excerpt from...

In a continued effort to push the Apple News platform, Apple has today published an exclusive story, giving an excerpt from former First Lady Michelle Obama’s upcoming book, Becoming.

more…

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11:30
Stylish New Leather AirPods Case

AirPods are hugely popular but, let’s be honest, the charging case is hardly the most chic item Apple has ever released. Accessories maker NOMAD may have solved that problem. On Thursday, they are going to release the Rugged Case – a fully leather outer case for AirPods. Available in brown or black, you can put the AirPod charging case intro the Rugged Case, providing extra protection and a little bit more style. Priced at $29.95, the Rugged Case is available to pre-order now. Distribution will commence on Thursday, 15 November.


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11:30
Stylish New Leather AirPods Case

AirPods are hugely popular but, let’s be honest, the charging case is hardly the most chic item Apple has ever released. Accessories maker NOMAD may have solved that problem. On Thursday, they are going to release the Rugged Case – a fully leather outer case for AirPods. Available in brown or black, you can put the AirPod charging case intro the Rugged Case, providing extra protection and a little bit more style. Priced at $29.95, the Rugged Case is available to pre-order now. Distribution will commence on Thursday, 15 November.


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11:24
Samsung's redesigned One UI will come to Galaxy...

When Samsung unveiled its cleaner, easier-to-use One UI, it initially promised a beta for Galaxy S9 and Note 9 owners. But what if you're toting an older phone? You might be set. Android Authority has learned that One UI will also be available for Sa...

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11:05
Bosch and TfL Want Tech to Help Tackle London...

Transport for London and Bosch have come together to provide startups with a space in which they can try and solve some of London’s biggest transport problems


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11:03
'Detective Pikachu' movie trailer offers a...

After years of build-up, Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for the Detective Pikachu movie... and it's promising, if also slightly disconcerting. The movie follows the basic thread of the game, with young Tim meeting a Pikachu he can actual...

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10:58
Software Security Reviews, New Apple Product...

Andrew Orr and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the Software security audits and the Apple Product Treadmill.


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10:49
Twelve South Journal for MacBook Air and Pro...

The Twelve South Journal for MacBook is the company’s latest Apple accessory. With the option to use your MacBook while it’s in the case or easily remove it, the beautiful zippered, leather case offers a nice blend of function and form. Another addition to the Journal lineup is the new accessory organizer, CaddySack.

more…

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10:49
Facebook will cooperate with French hate speech...

Facebook plans to cooperate with the French government as it investigates the company's content moderation policies and systems, according to TechCrunch. Facebook will reportedly grant the government significant access to its internal processes for t...

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10:49
Facebook will cooperate with French hate speech...

Facebook plans to cooperate with the French government as it investigates the company's content moderation policies and systems, according to TechCrunch. Facebook will reportedly grant the government significant access to its internal processes for t...

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10:47
Hands on: Harman Kardon's Google-equipped...




Smartspeakers are not just proliferating rapidly, but becoming de facto in the high-end audio market, led by products like the HomePod, Sonos speakers, and the Google Home Max. Harman Kardon's $300 Citation 100 is another emblematic example, equipped with Google Assistant.

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10:42
The End of ‘Beautygate’

The iPhone XS and XS Max came with a feature called SmartHDR that increased the dynamic range of photos.  It also reduced the local contrast and the phone’s performance in low light. The lowlight issues were fixed by decreasing noise reduction, which, when combined with the lack of contrast created a smoothing effect. This was particularly noticeable in selfies and came to be known as ‘Beautygate’. With iOS 12.1 Apple tried to fix the problem. Did they succeed? A video from AppleInsider takes a look.


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10:30
Tinkerers, repair shops will have mixed feelings...

(credit: https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPad+Pro+11-Inch+Teardown/115457)

Following the controlled destruction of the Mac mini and the MacBook Air, iFixit turned its gaze to the new 11-inch iPad Pro. Its teardown reveals lots of adhesive, even more magnets, and only a few surprises inside the newest Apple tablet.

Unsurprisingly, the super-narrow bezels make the new iPad Pro harder to get into than the previous models. Awkwardly positioned display ribbons make removing the display more difficult, but underneath it we find the usual suspects: the logic board, speakers,...

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10:27
Sir Jonny Ive Designs Unique Diamond Ring for (RED)...

Sir Jonny Ive has designed a unique diamond ring carved from a single diamond that will be sold for charity.


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10:20
Netflix for iOS updated with new iPad Pro resolution...

A few days after the release of the new iPad Pros, which feature Liquid Retina displays, Netflix for iOS has today been updated to support the new screen resolutions.

more…

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10:17
PlayStation Black Friday sale includes $200 '...

Sony isn't about to let Microsoft's week-long Black Friday sale go unanswered. It's running its own PlayStation sale at the same time (November 18th through 26th), and there promise to be some solid bargains -- if not necessarily all the bargains yo...

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10:17
PlayStation Black Friday sale includes $200 '...

Sony isn't about to let Microsoft's week-long Black Friday sale go unanswered. It's running its own PlayStation sale at the same time (November 18th through 26th), and there promise to be some solid bargains -- if not necessarily all the bargains yo...

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10:13
Facebook is currently down for U.S. East Coast users

Many Facebook users are seeing the social media service as currently inaccessible. Issues appear limited to the East Coast of the United States.

more…

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10:06
Facebook experienced a rare outage earlier today (...

Facebook users are awakening to a startling sight Monday, as it appears that the social network is currently offline according to reports from Downdetector. 50 percent of DD users are reporting a complete lockout from the site itself while another 30...

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10:06
Facebook experienced a rare outage earlier today (...

Facebook users are awakening to a startling sight Monday, as it appears that the social network is currently offline according to reports from Downdetector. 50 percent of DD users are reporting a complete lockout from the site itself while another 30...

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10:03
Parallels Toolbox for Mac and Windows 1-Year...

We have a deal on a 1-year subscription to Parallels Toolbox for Mac and Windows. This software features more than 30 tools accessible from a single interface, including: Airplane Mode, Alarm, Archive, Block Camera, Capture Area, Capture Screen, Capture Window, Clean Drive, Convert Video, Date Countdown, Download Audio, Download Video, Do Not Disturb, Do Not Sleep, Eject Volumes, Find Duplicates, Free Memory, Hidden Files, Hide Desktop, Lock Screen, Launch, Make GIF, Mute Microphone, Presentation Mode, Record Audio, Record Area, Record Screen, Record Window, Resize Images, Screenshot Page, Sleep Timer, Stopwatch, Switch Resolution, Take Photo, Take Video, Timer, Unarchive, Uninstall Apps, and World Time. Our deal is a 1-year subscription for $9.99, half off retail.


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10:00
YouTube's VR app arrives on Oculus Go

Facebook's standalone Oculus Go headset is getting a huge dose of immersive entertainment courtesy of YouTube VR. Announced at the Oculus Connect 5 event in September, the app is now available for the entry-level device via the Oculus Store....

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09:58
Intel's 5G modem rollout accelerated, could end...




Intel has launched a new modem intended for mobile devices that will connect to 5G mobile networks, with the chip producer claiming to have accelerated the launch of the XMM 8160 modem by half a year compared to its original scheduling.

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09:56
Netflix will drop a ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina...

If you've already watched the first season of the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, which debuted last month, you might be pleased to learn that Netflix has a holiday episode of the series in the works. The streaming giant will release Chilling Adventu...

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09:51
First Intel 5G modem product moved up, said to be...

Intel is believed to be supplying 5G modem chips for Apple’s iPhone starting in 2020. However, Intel is looking to produce its 5G chips sooner than previously planned, which could be important to testing them in upcoming iPhones.

more…

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09:39
iPhone X Display Module Replacement Program FAQ:...

As the first completely redesigned iPhone in years, the iPhone X wasn’t without its share of issues when it launched. Apple seemingly fixed most of them via a stream of software updates, but many users have complained about persistent issues with the screen. And Apple’s finally doing something about it. At long last, Apple is launching an iPhone X Display Module Replacement Program to address lingering touch issues. Here’s everything you need to know:

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09:38
Amazon Kicks Out Unauthorized Apple Refurbishers

Apple and Amazon have signed an agreement that will let Amazon sell Apple products again, but an unanticipated side effect is that Amazon is also banning companies that sell refurbished Apple products without Apple's authorization.

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09:37
Nine tips and tricks for the new 2018 iPad Pro




Apple's latest iPad Pros are gorgeous and impressively powerful. Because of this massive overhaul, we are likely to see more new iPad purchases than we've seen in a long time, and we've got an assortment of tips and tricks to really flex the might of the new models.

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09:31
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Anker Accessories from $9,...

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

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09:29
Lyft rewards program will offer perks to frequent...

Lyft thinks it has a simple way to reel people into its service: shower frequent riders with perks. It's launching a Rewards program in December for "select" passengers. The more you travel, the more points you'll get toward bonuses like ride upgra...

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09:25
Pages 7.3, Numbers 5.3, and Keynote 8.3

Pages update brings capability to publish directly to Apple Books. (Free, various sizes)

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09:24
Bang & Olufsen rolling out AirPlay 2 updates...

After announcing its support earlier this year, Bang & Olufsen is finally rolling out its AirPlay 2 updates for select speakers over the next few months. more…

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09:22
Apple's iPhone beat Huawei, Xiaomi on China...




An annual "Singles Day" sales event held by China's search giant Alibaba racked up record-breaking sales, countering the idea that consumer sales in China are weak. But more importantly to Apple observers: iPhone sales lead other smartphone brands, pushing Huawei into second place and Xiaomi into third place.

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09:16
Review: Vinpok Split 15.6-inch USB-C Touch Screen...

Compared to a few years ago when Apple started building Macs with USB-C ports, there are a ton of USB-C accessories available now. One unique accessory I recently saw on Indiegogo was the Vinpok Split, a very thin and light USB-C 15.6-inch touchscreen monitor for use with USB-C laptops like the MacBook line. In this review, I take a look at this lightweight portable monitor — and you can still get a deal on it as a “super early bird” backer of the campaign for just $199.

Obviously a lot of people are excited about this monitor, as it has raised almost $1.4 million on Indiegogo. Vinpok is producing the Split monitors now, so there should be little worry about not receiving an order if you’re wary of crowdfunded products.

Design

I’m not sure you can find a lighter 15.6-inch  touchscreen monitor anywhere at 2 lbs, 1 oz (.94 kg) with...

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09:13
JP Morgan trims AAPL target to $266 on iPhone XR...




Samik Chatterjee from J.P.Morgan has very slightly cut the target price for Apple stock to $266 from $270 because of the overall economic climate, and the so-far "tepid" response to the iPhone XR.

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09:13
Put wireless charging and Alexa in your car with all...

If you're looking for ways to spice up your commute and add some smarts to your drive, Anke has some awesome ways to do it without spending too much. And today's it's even cheaper. Amazon is running a sale on Anker that bring some of its best auto accessories to all-time lows, and we've picked out our favorites:

The Roav Viva is less than $20 today...

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09:12
Apple stock hammered on lower forecasts from iPhone...




Two important Apple suppliers -- Japan Display and TrueDepth sensor provider Lumentum -- have cut their revenue forecasts, causing Apple's stock price to dip to its lowest value in over three months.

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09:11
MoneyWiz 3.1

Improves the sidebar and fixes issues with macOS 10.14 Mojave's Dark mode. (Free with $59.99 annual Premium subscription, 31.2 MB)

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09:10
Netflix will test a cheaper pricing tier, possibly...

Netflix is exploring ways to bring more subscribers into the fold, and it's set to test a cheaper version of its streaming service. CEO Reed Hastings confirmed the plans to Bloomberg, and while it's not clear where or when such a trial would take pla...

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09:05
Concept: Reimagining the Photos app to tell the...

We take photos to capture moments. A great photo can fill in the blanks of our memory, instantly recalling forgotten details and conversations otherwise lost to time. But has looking at a photo ever raised more questions than it provided answers? Let’s look at reimagining the Photos app to better tell the stories of your memories.

more…

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09:04
Tweetbot 3.2

Adds an option to match the app's theme with macOS 10.14 Mojave's Dark mode. ($9.99 new, free update, 5.6 MB)

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09:01
iMovie 10.1.10

Removes the capability to share video files directly to Facebook, replacing it with the option to export a Facebook-compatible video file. (Free, 2.2 GB)

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08:59
Siri Shortcuts can now be used with the VW Car-Net...




Volkswagen has updated its Car-Net mobile app with deeper Siri integration to allow drivers to perform specific tasks remotely from their vehicle, enabling users to lock or unlock their car from far away just by asking Apple's digital assistant on an iPhone.

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08:35
Redesigned Apple Alderwood Mall opens November 17th

After closing on February 25th, Apple’s Lynnwood, Washington store at Alderwood Mall will reopen this Saturday, November 17th at 10:00 A.M. The store will sport an all-new design and significantly increased interior space for a Forum and Video Wall.

more…

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08:32
Volkswagen vehicles get Siri Shortcuts and voice...

Volkswagen is out with an update to its Car-Net iOS app that brings Siri voice control and Siri Shortcuts to a handful of useful features.

more…

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08:28
How to Uninstall the Discontinued CrashPlan for Home

Since Code42 Software discontinued its CrashPlan for Home service, there’s no reason to let the CrashPlan software continue to run in the background on your Mac. Here’s how to remove it.

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08:21
13-inch MacBook Pro SSD service program FAQ:...

Despite Apple’s push to turn all Mac professionals into Touch Bar devotees, the 13-inch MacBook Pro with a traditional row of function keys has remained quite popular. If you own one, you might be able to take advantage of a new SSD service program. Here’s everything you need to know:

What is the 13-inch MacBook Pro (non Touch Bar) Solid-State Drive Service Program?

Apple has announced a new solid-state drive replacement program for certain 13-inch MacBook Pro models due to an issue that affects “a limited number of 128GB and 256GB solid-state drives.” According to Apple, some machines have “an issue that may result in data loss and failure of the drive.”

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08:14
The purple OnePlus 6T is coming to North America and...

When the OnePlus 6T launched earlier this month, buyers had two options when it came to color -- a matte black and a glossy black. But soon, customers in North America and Europe will be able to snag a purple variant of the phone. The Thunder Purple...

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08:00
A brief history of when trains ran on air

Isambard Kingdom Brunel was and is one of the most celebrated engineers ever to have lived. There's a London university named after him, statues commemorating him across the UK, and many of the tunnels and bridges he built are still in use today. He...

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07:56
Unlock Your Volkswagen With Siri

Volkswagen is now letting iPhone users unlock their car with Siri. The VW Car-Net app has support for shortcuts.

iOS users can now use Siri to lock and unlock their car, check estimate mileage with the fuel or charge left in their vehicle, and enable alarms. Cart-Net isn’t free to all VW owners, though: the app costs a specific subscription fee per month. It allows vehicle owners to pinpoint their car’s location, set a geofence for it, and access diagnostics remotely.


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07:50
Apple Offering Free iPhone X Screen Replacements

A support document from Apple found a problem with certain iPhone X models that may cause a certain component of the display module to fail.


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07:49
iPhone XR sales estimates slashed by Ming-Chi Kuo,...




Ming-Chi Kuo has cut expectations for sales of the iPhone XR for the next year by 30 percent to 70 million, based on a possibility of a trade war with China, and other factors possibly weighing on sales, very similar to his erroneous predictions of iPhone X volumes.

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07:40
These Hearing Aids can be Calibrated With Your iPhone

LifeEar hearing aids can be calibrated with your iPhone. The LifeEar app connects LifeEar CORE hearing aids and your mobile device. Use your smartphone or tablet to control settings and personalize hearing aids for your specific needs. Life sounds better when you’re in control. Use the LifeEar app to create a personal profile for each ear to calibrate programs, adjust the volume of your LifeEar hearing aids, select your hearing aid programs to suit your environment, view hearing aid battery levels, and update your profile as your hearing needs change over time. Ears are like people, no two are exactly the same. That’s why the LifeEar app allows you to customize the CORE for your unique ears. Based on your response to a series of tones, it creates your profile and then calculates your personalized settings. App Store: LifeEar – Free

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07:38
Kuo cuts iPhone XR shipment estimates from 100...

TF Industries’ Ming-Chi Kuo has cut his estimates for iPhone XR shipments significantly, from 100 million to 70 million, through September 2019.  Kuo blames negative consumer confidence due to ongoing trade war, competition from Huawei Mate 20 particularly in emerging markets, and customers coveting features like dual-camera.

Kuo has not lowered his total fourth quarter iPhone estimates of around 80 million units, as he believes the fall in XR shipments will be offset by higher sales of the XS series and legacy models like iPhone 8 and iPhone 7. However, he forecasts a decline looking into 2019.

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07:28
Bitwarden Passes Third Party Security Audit

During the tests performed by Cure53, five vulnerabilities were found. Only one vulnerability needed immediate action.


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07:24
How to make the most of iCloud's sharing and...




Apple has many times talked up how you can have two people collaborating on the same document at the same time using iCloud. However, it doesn't seem that collaboration is a big thing inside the company because if it were, Apple people would've surely fixed an enormous missing feature.

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07:18
Microsoft's Surface Go with LTE will be...

Microsoft is releasing the LTE version of its 10-inch Surface Go tablet later this month. It will be available in the US and Canada November 20th, and 21 other countries by November 22nd. Preorders open today in some markets.

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07:16
Apple’s iPhone is the top-selling mobile phone...

Apple’s iPhone was the top-selling mobile phone during Alibaba's record-breaking 24-hour Singles Day shopping event, according to CNBC

Chinese players Huawei and Xiaomi were second and third, respectively. Alibaba is a Chine multinational conglomerate specializing in e-commerce, retail, Internet, artificial intelligence, and technology.

Alibaba's annual event, which is also known as "Double 11" because it falls on Nov. 11 (11/11), raked in record gross merchandise value of 213.5 billion yuan ($30.8 billion). Apple was one of the 237 brands that surpassed 100 million yuan ($14.36 million) in sales during Singles Day, CBNC reports.

Alibaba released a list of products in various categories that had the highest gross merchandise value (GMV), or sales via the e-commerce giant's various platform. Apple topped the...

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07:03
iFixit tears down 11-inch iPad Pro

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07:02
Kids Are Being Raised in a Cashless Society

Contactless payments and bank apps are introducing kids to a cashless society. Some parents are using these apps instead of forking over cash allowances.

 “Young people are seeing less and less cash transactions, which just means that we have to be even more careful to talk about what is happening at each of those stages, because it has become more abstract,” said Winnard.

This is also how Apple seems to be marketing Apple Pay Cash in part. Parents can use iMessage to give their kids money.


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07:00
Firefox experiment helps you get the best shopping...

The Firefox Test Pilot team has rolled out a couple of new experimental features, one of which can help make this year's holiday shopping a bit easier on your wallet. It's called Price Wise, and it's an online shopping comparison tool that lets you a...

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07:00
Firefox experiment helps you get the best shopping...

The Firefox Test Pilot team has rolled out a couple of new experimental features, one of which can help make this year's holiday shopping a bit easier on your wallet. It's called Price Wise, and it's an online shopping comparison tool that lets you a...

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06:53
Tests of a Cheaper Netflix Subscription in the Works

The company wants to experiment with a fourth subscription tier in an effort to increase its user base.


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06:51
Teardown of new iPad Pro shows familiar Face ID tech...




Apple's 11-inch iPad Pro uses similar hardware to iPhones to offer Face ID, a teardown of the tablet reveals, while the accompanying updated Apple Pencil appears to have a capacitive grid embedded within its slim body, most likely used for the new tapping functionality.

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06:40
An unzipping shortcut

This story was doubly-interesting to me.

On one level, this highlighted a core difference between macOS and iOS, one of those things that keeps the Mac in my workflow. The issue here is what you do when someone sends you a zip file containing some data you need for, say, a report you are working on. The zipped data might be a table, it might be some images, it might be a mix of all sorts of things.

On my Mac, when I get a zip file, it’s simple to deal with. Double-click, it’s unzipped, and each individual file is immediately tied to its default opening app.

But a zip file in iOS requires some outside help. It is definitely a second class citizen at best.

But.

The second side of this story is about Shortcuts and, specifically a shortcut you can easily build (the author shows you how) or download to solve this problem. It also gives you the chance to customize that solution in any way you like.

Shortcuts definitely brings me closer to living...

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06:36
Apple to replace unresponsive iPhone X touchscreens...

Enlarge (credit: Samuel Axon)

If you've had problems with the touch responsiveness of your iPhone X's display, you may be in luck. According to a support document, Apple identified a problem with some iPhone X devices that may cause a component of the display module to fail. The company has now launched a program to replace affected screens for free.

Apple claims that failed display components have caused touch response issues on some iPhone X devices. Part, or all, of the affected displays may not respond to touch input, or, in some cases, they may only respond intermittently. In other instances...

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06:33
TrendForce predicts Apple iPad sales to dip 2% year-...

According to a new report from TrendForce, global tablet shipments are expected to decline 4.3% year-over-year in 2018 to 145.5 million units, as the shipments of entry-level devices are on pace to grow weaker due to the rise of smart speakers and unfavorable currency exchange rates.

Apple, the leading tablet maker, revealed its new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models ahead of the coming holiday sales in Europe and the U.S. However, its launch not long after new iPhones and the premium price tags, 25% higher than its ancestors, may prevent the new iPad Pro series from achieving mass market success, according to TrendForce. As the result, TrendForce expects the iPad shipment to fall by 2% year-over-year, recording 43 million units for 2018.

However, the Sellers Research Group (that’s me) begs to differ. Despite the higher prices, I predict that Apple’s tablet sales will be up 5% year-over-year. 

“With the...

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06:31
Does Wiping an iPhone Count as Destroying Evidence?

An iPhone X seized as part of an investigation was remotely wiped by its owner. This begs the question: Does wiping an iPhone count as destruction of evidence?

Police believe Juelle L. Grant, 24, of Willow Avenue, may have been the driver of a vehicle involved in an Oct. 23 drive-by shooting on Van Vranken Avenue, near Lang Street, so they obtained her phone, according to police allegations filed in court.

No one was injured in the shooting. After police took her iPhone X, telling her it was considered evidence, “she did remotely wipe” the device, according to police.

This will be an interesting case to watch, and could set the tone for future phone-related incidents.


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06:31
Strategy Analytics: Apple’s HomePod has 4.8% of the...

According to the latest quarterly research from Strategy Analytics, global smart speaker shipments grew 197% year-over-year to reach a record 22.7 million units in quarter three of 2018, putting the market on track to surpass 100 million units in use during the final quarter of the year. Apple’s HomePod continues to slowly gain ground.

Per the research group, 1.1 million units of the wireless speaker were sold in the third quarter, giving Apple 4.8% of the global smart speaker market.

Amazon remained the number one ranked vendor in the third quarter with 32% share followed by Google at 23% share. China’s Baidu was the biggest mover in the quarter increasing its share from just 1% in quarter two of 2018 to 8% in quarter three of 2018.

“The number of smart speakers in use globally will crash through the 100 million unit barrier this month and exceed 125 million by the end of the year,” says David Mercer, vice president at Strategy Analytics. “The market has...

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06:18
Woman remotely wipes iPhone being held as evidence

Daily Gazette:

A cellphone seized by police as part of an investigation into a drive-by shooting last month was remotely wiped by its owner, authorities said this week.

Police believe Juelle L. Grant, 24, of Willow Avenue, may have been the driver of a vehicle involved in an Oct. 23 drive-by shooting on Van Vranken Avenue, near Lang Street, so they obtained her phone, according to police allegations filed in court. No one was injured in the shooting.

After police took her iPhone X, telling her it was considered evidence, “she did remotely wipe” the device, according to police.

What’s the law here? It’s her phone. Does she have the right to wipe it after it is taken from her? Do the police have the legal right to prevent this?

Fascinating story.

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06:13
Jean-Louis Gassée on the birth of the Macintosh

Jean-Louis Gassée:

It’s November, 1983; I’m sitting in the auditorium at Apple’s worldwide sales meeting in Honolulu. The house lights dim and “1984” begins. Conceived by ad agency Chiat/Day, directed by Ridley Scott of Blade Runner fame, and destined to be aired nationally only once (during the 1984 Super Bowl).

And:

The lights come halfway up. Steve Jobs’ magical brainchild is lowered from the flies, deus ex Macintosh. Halfway through its descent, the Mac boots up and we hear the newborn’s wail, the now familiar Bong.

And:

Apple’s assembled sales organization was delighted by the Mac’s enchanting presentation, its (almost) never-seen-before user interface. But there was a nervous energy under the surface: Would the Macintosh save Apple from the IBM PC and its clones?

A nostalgic look back, with lots of interesting links and some images that will really take you back. Especially that one of young Steve Jobs giving IBM the finger.

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Jean-Louis Gassée on the birth of the Macintosh

Jean-Louis Gassée:

It’s November, 1983; I’m sitting in the auditorium at Apple’s worldwide sales meeting in Honolulu. The house lights dim and “1984” begins. Conceived by ad agency Chiat/Day, directed by Ridley Scott of Blade Runner fame, and destined to be aired nationally only once (during the 1984 Super Bowl).

And:

The lights come halfway up. Steve Jobs’ magical brainchild is lowered from the flies, deus ex Macintosh. Halfway through its descent, the Mac boots up and we hear the newborn’s wail, the now familiar Bong.

And:

Apple’s assembled sales organization was delighted by the Mac’s enchanting presentation, its (almost) never-seen-before user interface. But there was a nervous energy under the surface: Would the Macintosh save Apple from the IBM PC and its clones?

A nostalgic look back, with lots of interesting links and some images that will really take you back. Especially that one of young Steve Jobs giving IBM the finger.

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Jony Ive’s latest design is the ultimate diamond...

Apple design chief Jony Ive often speaks about his fascination with understanding different materials as part of the design process, and his latest project may just be the ultimate example …

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Nomad releases leather case for Apple’s AirPods

Nomad has released a leather case for Apple’s AirPods. It’s a minimalist, two-piece case built with vegetable-tanned leather.

The folks at Nomad say the car is designed to “beautifully patina with time.” The Rugged Case costs $29.95 and is available now.

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iFixit teardown of 11-inch iPad Pro and Apple Pencil...

One thing you can be sure of with any new Apple device: it won’t be long before iFixit takes it apart to show us what’s inside, and assess how repairable it is. The company has today published its 11-inch iPad Pro teardown.

The new iPad Pro 11” sports narrower bezels, curvy LCD corners, and cutting edge silicon. This is apparently the iPad Apple dreamed about building from the very beginning, but what we dream about is a device that is easy to repair. Will this iPad fulfill both dreams, or will ours be left in the pipe? There’s only one way to tell—with a teardown …

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Get a great deal on Readdle PDF Expert for Mac

Readdle's PDF Expert for Mac is an amazing app that wins awards year after year. It's been an Apple Editor's Choice seemingly forever, it's usually the top paid app in the Mac App Store, and it's been a candidate for App of the Year in the Mac App Store. Normally you'd pay $79.99 for this powerful way to work with PDF documents, but today it's available in the Apple World Today Deals Shop for $19.99 - that’s 75% off the regular price.

What can PDF Expert do for you?

  • Edit text, images, links & outlines in PDFs

  • Read huge PDF files smoothly & fast

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Canon EOS R review: Brilliant mount, but flawed 4K...

Canon has a lot riding on its first-ever full-frame mirrorless camera, the EOS R. Not only is it an important camera on its own, but it's the ambassador for Canon's all-new RF mount system. It isn't just competing against Sony's heavily entrenche...

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Canon EOS R review: Brilliant mount, but flawed 4K...

Canon has a lot riding on its first-ever full-frame mirrorless camera, the EOS R. Not only is it an important camera on its own, but it's the ambassador for Canon's all-new RF mount system. It isn't just competing against Sony's heavily entrenche...

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iFixIt offers a teardown of the 11-inch iPad Pro

The gang at iFixIt, who tears apart tech gadgets and looks at their innards so you don’t have to, has disassembled one of Apple’s new 11-inch iPad Pro and an Apple Pencil 2. The tablet earns a mere 3 out of 10 on the repairability score.

“Apple replaced last year’s Lightning port with a fully modular USB-C port—a huge win for repair,” says iFixIt. “But four of the eight speakers are epoxied into the case, making them completely unreplaceable. And while the battery has repair-friendly stretch-release adhesive with twelve pull tabs, a final bit of tough conventional adhesive stymies what should be an easy battery replacement.”

You should read the entire iPad Pro 11” Teardown, but highlights include:

  • Regarding the Apple Penci 2, an entire capacitive grid is wrapped around the body. This is likely used to register tap inputs, but this grid ought to...

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Drive-by shooting suspect remotely wipes iPhone X,...




A woman from Schenectady, N.Y. accused of being the driver in a shooting used Apple's remote wipe feature to destroy evidence on her iPhone X that might have been related to the event.

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A Couple of Alternatives to That CloudFlare App

Named after the DNS address it uses—1.1.1.1—it promises a quick and easy privacy fix.


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Meat-free 'Beyond Burger' hits UK...

The Beyond Burger -- a meatless alternative that oozes beetroot-red "blood" -- has overcome supply shortages to land on UK supermarket shelves. Leading retailer Tescos is stocking the product at £5.50 for a pack of two and you can also order it...

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Meat-free 'Beyond Burger' hits UK...

The Beyond Burger -- a meatless alternative that oozes beetroot-red "blood" -- has overcome supply shortages to land on UK supermarket shelves. Leading retailer Tescos is stocking the product at £5.50 for a pack of two and you can also order it...

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Samsung's foldable display smartphone could...




Samsung's first smartphone using the South Korean giant's recently-demonstrated foldable display could be introduced in March, a report claims, launching alongside 5G-equipped Galaxy S10, the 2019 refresh of Samsung's flagship smartphone.

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Could the 2019 iMac sport an Apple-made processor?

Obviously, my crystal ball was way off in predicting a 20th anniversary iMac. And I’m shocked that the all-in-one hasn’t seen a 2018 upgrade at all. But perhaps Apple has something REALLY special in mind.

So here’s a (admittedly improbable) scenario: the first iMac was revolutionary and saved Apple’s bacon, so what if the next iMac is just as revolutionary, sporting the first Apple processor made for desktops?

Everyone expected this would happen first with a Mac laptop, but perhaps Apple plans to surprise us. After all, the Mac is the only product from the company that doesn’t pack an in-house designed chip.

My feverish mind conjures a scenario in which the iMac is the first Mac that changes this. The company’s laptops, Mac mini, Mac laptops, and upcoming modular Mac Pro would still pack Intel processors for those who aren’t ready to take that leap. And that leap would entail a lack of support for some Mac apps, a lack of Windows emulation, etc., so not...

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How to shift an email address from one Apple ID to...

You can’t merge two Apple ID accounts, those hubs of your iCloud, iTunes, and other Apple online identities. However, you can shift an email from one Apple ID to another if the email isn’t one issued by Apple.

This is often useful if you’re going to lose access to an email address—leaving a job, for instance—or if you were maintaining multiple accounts, and want to settle on just one. It can also be very useful if you had Apple IDs registered in different countries and want to migrate to a single one in a country you’ve settled into it.

There’s a set of warnings and limitations to consider, too:

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Now it’s easier to protect your browsing privacy on...

Cloudflare has made it easier for you to protect your browsing privacy on iOS and Android devices with a new 1.1.1.1 app …

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Bridge Mode, APFS, and Tips from MacTech – Mac Geek...

Dave’s back from MacTech and boy is his brain tired from absorbing as much knowledge as he could. He and John talk through a bunch of that, including some important new APFS knowledge, Cool Stuff Found, and a plethora of Quick Tips. Plus, of course, your two favorite geeks answer your questions. All this and more… press play and enjoy!


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Where to find Black Friday deals on Apple products

If you’re looking for good deals on Apple products this Black Friday, don’t head to the Apple Store itself. Apple’s “deals” typically amount to little more than gift cards, and even those tend to pale in comparison to what you’ll find at nearby retailers like Target and Walmart.

To aid you in your Black Friday adventures, we’ve compiled this handy guide based on a mix of official ads, credible leaks, deals from previous years, and “Black Friday” deals that are already live weeks in advance of Thanksgiving. As we get closer to the biggest shopping day in the U.S., we’ll update this list with new information as we receive it.

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Jack Dorsey says the company is trying to figure out...

The Google search ‘How to edit a tweet’ currently results in 321 million different ways of telling you that you can’t. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said that he recognizes people want the ability to fix typos, but allowing edits is complicated …

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03:30
How to make your hard drive icons show up in macOS...

Apple apparently thinks that you’d prefer not to see the icons for your Mac’s built-in hard drive or those of any external drives on the desktop of macOS Mojave (and most of its predecessors). However, I want those icons on my desktop. Here’s how to make ‘em visible:

  • Click on the desktop so the Finder is “active.” 

  • Select Preferences under the Finder menu (it’s at the top left hand side of the screen).

  • You’ll see a list of items on your desktop. Check the ones (hard disks, external disks; CDs, DVS, and iPods; connected services) you want to be visible.

  • Voila. Icons for those items now appear on your Mac’s screen.

(This how-to is based on my experiences and info on Apple's support pages — where the images sometimes come from.)

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03:00
Apple launches 13-inch MacBook Pro (non Touch Bar)...

If you have an Apple 13-inch non-Touch Bar MacBook Pro from 2017, this is important.

Apple has launched a 13-inch MacBook Pro (non Touch Bar) Solid-State Drive Service Program. The program allows customers to get free SSD replacements on “a limited number” of devices affected with a data loss issue with those devices. It’s specifically for “MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports).”

Per Apple:

Apple has determined that a limited number of 128GB and 256GB solid-state drives (SSD) used in 13-inch MacBook Pro (non Touch Bar) units have an issue that may result in data loss and failure of the drive. 13-inch MacBook Pro units with affected drives were sold between June 2017 and June 2018.

Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP) will service affected drives, free of charge. Apple recommends having your drive serviced as soon as possible.
This program does not affect 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar or older 13-inch MacBook...

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Most coveted holiday smartphones: adults and teens...

There are iPhone loyalists and Samsung loyalists, but which phones will be selling out this holiday season? According to a new survey by Swagbucks, a rewards- and loyalty-program company, adults and teens are split between the two.

Overall, adults are most excited to purchase a new Samsung smartphone, with a third (32%) of adults choosing a Samsung, while a full half (51%) of teens are excited about an iPhone.  

The national survey of 1,000 U.S. adults and 500 teens, conducted online in October, also found that women most want the iPhone XS Max, while men want the Galaxy S10.

A quarter of Americans reveal that they plan to spend between $300 to $500 on holiday shopping this year (24%). Additionally, Americans say the sweet spot budget for one person’s gift is between $50 and $150 (43%).

 TheSwabucks survey shows that almost all Americans (85%) say that they plan to do some shopping during the Black Friday weekend. Many plan to shop at more than five...

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Ring Stick Up Cam Wired (2018) review: Ring finally...

The Ring Stick Up Cam Wired is a strong entry into the indoor security camera space from Ring.

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