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Monday April 22

05:15
Bowers & Wilkins announces its Formation Suite,...

The all-new mesh wireless system streams audio with up to 24-bit resolution and at sampling rates as high as 96kHz, but it also supports AirPlay 2 and Bluetooth.

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05:00
CleanMyMac gets even better with its Space Lens...

CleanMyMac from MacPaw is an all-in-one macOS solution designed to keep your Mac clean and to secure space from your computer’s hard drive. It’s even better with version 4.4.0 thanks to the edition of the Space Lens; more on that in a moment.

Why do you need CleanMyMac since a Mac runs its own maintenance scripts once a day, a week and a month. However, there are still files like universal binaries, localization files, hidden trashes, and others that take lots of space and remain untouched by these scripts. Enter CleanMyMac, which prompts you to scan your Mac every month — unless you designate another schedule.

CleanMyMac has oodles of features, so you'll have to spend some time checking out its nooks and crevices. However, it has a well-designed, intuitive interface so you can start using it immediately after your purchase.

When you first launch...

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05:00
Zillow's 3D home tours are available across...

You might have an easier time getting a feel for a home the next time you're looking for a new place to live. Zillow has finally made its 3D home tours available across the US and Canada, letting real estate agents spice up their listings through an...

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04:59
Apple published a new Press Release

Apple just published a new Press Release:

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04:42
Apps to help quit smoking or cope with depression...

The American Medical Association (AMA) has found that most free apps designed to help people quit smoking, or cope with depression, are sharing data with Facebook or Google – and only a third of them properly disclosed that fact in privacy policies …

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04:06
Bowers & Wilkins unveils ultra-premium ‘...

Last week, Bowers & Wilkins invited us downtown in New York to show off their latest audio line, Formation. The lineup is predicated on five launch products, all sharing the same Formation namesake at the beginning: Bar, Duo, Wedge, Bass and Audio.

Featuring support for AirPlay 2, the company is touting the innovations presented in the Formation line as top-tier wired audio fidelity achieved wirelessly, all with the same setup simplicity of a $249 everyday-consumer level speaker.

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04:00
Apple granted patent for an environmentally friendly...

Apple has been granted a patent (number 10,259,616) for an environmentally friendly paper bag. Among other things, the tech giant sees them being used at its retail stores.

Here’s Apple’s summary of the invention: “Embodiments of the present invention include a paper bag that includes a bag container formed of white paper with at least 60% post-consumer content. The white paper may be formed of solid bleached sulfate. The bag may have a reinforcement insert adhered to its interior, which may extend across and strengthen a fold of the bag container. 

“Embodiments of the present invention include a paper bag that includes a bag container formed of paper with a top edge including a notch, and a bag handle formed of paper. Ends of the bag handle may extend through the notch and may be fixed to the bag container. In the absence of an applied force on the bag handle, when the bag is in an upright orientation the bag handle may droop below the top edge of the bag container...

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04:00
Apple sees another legal set-back in its legal...

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Apple’s bid to stop watch company Swatch using the phrase “one more thing” in Australia has failed, despite the tech giant arguing the term was synonymous with its iconic co-founder Steve Jobs.

Apple argued at an Australian Trade Marks Office hearing that Swatch should not be allowed to use its trademark over the phrase, and in turn applied for its own Australian trademark over the term.

However, hearing officer Adrian Richards ruled against Apple and ordered it to pay Swatch’s legal costs. Jobs would often use the term in his keynote speeches to announce new Apple products, saving the best for last as he prepared to introduce “one more thing.”

This is the second legal set-back for Apple against Swatch. In 2017, Apple sued Swatch for...

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04:00
How to scan documents and make PDFs using Notes on...

Sometimes, you need to turn a piece of paper into a digital file. Maybe you need to include a receipt, registration, or other form of proof in an online form. Or, you want keep copies of your important documents in the cloud, so they’re always accessible and safe from being lost or destroyed. Such documents are often digitized as Portable Document Format files, or PDFs.

It used to be that you needed to use either dedicated hardware or a third-party iPhone app to take a photo of a document and convert it to PDF. In iOS 11, Apple added a very handy document scanner into the Notes app, and it does a surprisingly good job of capturing most documents and converting them to PDF. Because it’s not very obvious, you’d be forgiven for not even knowing it exists. Here’s how you scan, convert, and store documents with Notes.

To read...

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04:00
Bowers & Wilkins unveils wireless Formation...

Bowers & Wilkins, best known for its luxurious Nautilus and 800 Series Diamond speakers, is launching a wireless audio system called Formation. The company is starting with a soundbar, two bookshelf-style speakers, a cheaper single speaker, a sta...

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03:59
JCPenny drops Apple Pay support from retail stores...

Department store giant JCPenny has dropped support for Apple Pay from both its retail stores, and its app.

The company’s Twitter support account confirmed the change over the weekend …

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03:46
Apple Pay abruptly dropped by JCPenney, is no longer...




Struggling retail chain JCPenney has intentionally dropped support for Apple Pay in its retail department stores and through its iOS app, for reasons unknown.

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03:34
The Morning After: The Nintendo Game Boy hits 30

Hey, good morning!

Yesterday, Nintendo's Game Boy turned 30 years old. Meanwhile, plenty of Fortnite cheats have been caught out during the run-up to its World Cup final. And hopefully, you enjoyed 4/20. Unless you're in the UK where it was obviousl...

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03:15
Alleged 2019 iPhone case moldings highlight possible...

Sometimes the leaks get interesting.

An image of the alleged iPhone XI and iPhone XI Max molds has been leaked to Chinese web site Weibo. SlashLeaks posts an image that is alleged to be iPhone XI and XI Max molds for 3rd party case production. 

These physical molds are presumably produced by case manufacturers based on leaked schematics to test early cases for the upcoming 2019 iPhones. 

The core hint as to the casings comes from the triple-camera enclosure, which is consistent with recent rumors that have leaked from the supply chain.

As always, stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via MacRumors, SlashLeaks, and Weibo

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03:00
Rumor: Apple to bring Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time...

Apple is rumored to be more closely integrating macOS and iOS together with the introduction of macOS 10.15 and iOS 10.13.

Sources have said that Apple is working on support for Siri shortcuts, a feature that debuted in iOS 12 that allows users to create custom voice shortcuts that could be activated from certain apps.

It’s thought that the Shortcuts app could arrive on macOS 10.15. On iOS, the Shortcuts app is not bundled with the system, users have to download it from the App Store. It’s possible that the same will be true for macOS: users will download a Marzipan version of Shortcuts from the Mac App Store.

Sources have also stated that Marzipan apps will be able to take advantage of the Shortcuts feature on macOS. Engineers are also working on bringing the assistant on macOS closer to its iOS counterpart by porting over features such as the ability to set timers and alarms and ask about air quality, currently unavailable on the Mac.

Screen Time on...

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03:00
10 augmented reality apps for iPhone and iPad you...

Apple wants us to believe that augmented reality will be a transformative technology. I want to believe it. It sure as heck feels like it has better potential than virtual reality, which still strikes me as little more than a means of escaping the world by sticking your eyes to a sweaty box. AR, though, can add wonder to the mundane. It can provide information at a glance that we could otherwise only guess at (especially when Google Lens finally makes a full debut on the iPhone). And yes, in some cases, it can even make the world more fun.

But even in its flashiest keynotes, Apple struggles to show us any compelling reason why we should embrace AR technology now. With that in mind, here's a list of AR apps from the App Store that best show what AR technology is currently capable of, and how it’s evolved from the simplistic days of Pokémon Go. Whether you want to learn how to waltz or feed...

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02:34
China's new gaming rules prohibit blood and...

The good news for gaming companies is that China has started approving titles again. The bad news is that it has unveiled new rules that will see certain categories banned and the number of games capped. Three types of popular games will no longer be...

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00:00
How to change your Instagram password on iPhone

Need to quickly change your Instagram password on iPhone? Read on below for how to do it in a few easy steps.

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Sunday April 21

22:58
UK offers government info through Alexa and Google...

You now have access to a treasure trove of government info through your smart speaker if you live in the UK. The British government has made over 12,000 pieces of Gov.uk information available through Alexa and Google Assistant, saving you the troubl...

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22:16
Communal Head Scratching to Help Solve Your Problems...

It’s true, your two favorite geeks have come together again to have a “communal head scratch” about all the questions and problems you’ve submitted. Then it’s on to some happy tips, including one about working around the new Dropbox limitations. Download, press play, and learn at least five new things… and get your questions answered, too!


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20:55
Samsung has postponed Galaxy Fold launch events in...

The $2,000 Galaxy Fold is already off to a bumpy start no thanks to some broken review units (ours is fine, by the way), and though the April 26th launch in the US remains unaffected, folks on the other side of the world aren't as lucky. Over the wee...

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19:27
Particle learning system could help robots make sushi

There have been many attempts at teaching robots how to grab delicate objects, but they tend to rely on rough approximations that quickly fall apart in real life. MIT researchers may have a better solution: teach robots to predict how even the squis...

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18:48
How to create an App for iOS with no Coding

You have been using iOS apps for years, and probably considered creating an app yourself. The mobile technology is growing rapidly, and more than 80% of search engine and social network users come from mobile devices these days. There are so many apps available in the Apple App Store, but as an experienced iPhone user,

The post How to create an App for iOS with no Coding appeared first on iLounge.

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18:01
'Fortnite' rune event asks for help from...

Epic is increasingly turning Fortnite's big events into participatory affairs. A floating rune has been traveling across the game map, but it only moves closer to its objective whenever it takes a collective 100 million damage from Fortnite servers w...

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16:33
Google Lens may add translation and restaurant...

As clever as Google Lens can be, it's still quite limited in what it can do before it points you to another app. You might not have to lean on those other apps quite so often n the near future. In the wake of an initial discovery earlier in April,...

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15:02
France launches government chat app after fixing...

France made good on its promise to launch a secure government-only chat app -- although it almost didn't turn out that way. The country has introduced a beta version of Tchap, a messaging app that helps officials communicate with each other through A...

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13:30
Picking the best security camera for your needs

By Rachel Cericola

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

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13:04
iPhone 11 Dummies Gets Leaked

A case manufacturer in China has leaked a dummy version of the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max (Might be named as iPhone XI and iPhone XI Max). Such dummies give iPhone case manufacturers an idea of how Apple’s upcoming devices will look like. This allows the manufacturing company to start working on their cases

The post iPhone 11 Dummies Gets Leaked appeared first on iLounge.

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11:57
Tesla starts selling inventory Model 3 cars on its...

Tesla is giving potential buyers the chance to get Model 3 deliveries within days instead of weeks. As first reported by Electrek, the automaker has made its inventory Model 3 vehicles available for browsing online. The inventory section used to disp...

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11:17
Best Buy’s 1-day sale offers deals on iPad Pro,...

Best Buy has a particularly notable 1-day sale on Apple products, including markdowns on MacBook Pro, iPad Pro, iMacs and iTunes gift cards. Free shipping is available on orders over $35 or you can go for in-store pickup. All of our top picks can be found below.

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11:14
Is it good or bad to use a dynamite triggered...

It’s an interesting question but the deeper one might be even more interesting – does the behind the scenes footage unnecessarily glorify a particular culture?

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:26
SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule suffers 'anomaly...

SpaceX's dreams of crewed spaceflight appear to have faced a setback. The company and the US Air Force's 45th Space Wing have confirmed to Florida Today that a Crew Dragon capsule suffered an "anomaly" during a static test fire at Cape Canaveral. Mos...

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10:11
Best Video Converter Tools to Consider in 2019

These days there are so many various formats as well as devices available that it is difficult to count them all. However, not all formats are supported by particular devices. That is why there are also so many converting apps out there. Taking all of this into consideration, we have decided to review the best

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10:04
Amazon issues even steeper markdowns on Apple's...




The Apple authorized reseller has dropped 2018 iPad Pro prices by an additional $25 to $50, with popular 11-inch iPad Pro models starting at an all-time low of $649.99 (and total discounts of up to $200 off).

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09:00
After Math: Move fast and break laws

While the world held its collective breath this week ahead of Special Counsel Mueller's damning report on the current administration's conduct, the tech industry went ahead and let out all the bad news it had been holding onto for just such a moment....

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07:58
Sri Lanka temporarily bans social media after...

Extremist violence has once again prompted Sri Lanka to put a halt to social media in the country. The government has instituted a "temporary" ban on social networks, including Facebook, WhatsApp and Viber, after a string of apparently coordinated b...

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07:06
Editorial: Could Apple's lock on premium luxury...




Across decades, Apple has developed its reputation for selling luxurious electronics with both a premium price and elevated expectations. But Apple's attention to detail means it's not often a trailblazer. Could the profits that are currently driving Apple at some point shift to instead support vendors like Samsung and Huawei who offer cheaper access to new tech faster, in a sloppier but "good enough" beta technology form?

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06:30
Nintendo Game Boy at 30: As fun as it ever was

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the Game Boy's release in Japan. Three decades ago, the portable gaming landscape would change forever. Whether you owned a Game Boy or not, it's likely something you're familiar with. The legacy reaches far beyond...

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06:00
What’s the best Twitter app for the Mac?

A few weeks ago, I took a look at the best Twitter apps for iPhone. It was interesting to read the replies I got on Twitter from people who felt strongly one way or another about third-party apps or using the official Twitter one. People who like third-party apps often prefer them for reasons that do make sense. People who are fine with the official Twitter app (based on how they use Twitter) should stick with it. The great thing about the ecosystem (it’s hanging on by a thread) is that both third-party and first-party options work for people. It’s really one of those “what’s best for you” situations. This week, I want to look at the best Twitter app for Mac. Because Twitter killed its official app for Mac last March, third-party apps are all you can use (except for TweetDeck). Twitter would prefer desktop users use...

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05:36
Northern California Apple Store thefts restart, $...




San Francisco Bay Area Apple Store thefts restart, plus iPhone thefts around the world including one in which the thieves came back to ask for the passcode, and another by a man who had gotten out of jail moments earlier -- all on the Apple Crime Blotter.

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04:58
Austria draft law would require real names for...

It's not just China that wants to reduce anonymity online. Austria's government has introduced a draft law that would require you to provide your real name and address to larger sites before commenting. You could still use a nickname in public, but...

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01:12
AI generates non-stop stream of death metal

There's a limit to the volume of death metal humans can reproduce -- their fingers and vocal chords can only handle so much. Thanks to technology, however, you'll never have to go short. CJ Carr and Zack Zukowski recently launched a YouTube channel...

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Saturday April 20

20:36
'Crackdown 3' lets you team up with...

Crackdown 3's signature Wrecking Zone mode should now be decidedly livelier. After a brief round of testing, Sumo and Microsoft have released an update that adds Squad support to the destroy-everything multiplayer feature. If you have Crackdown-lov...

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19:12
Epic banned over 1,200 'Fortnite' World...

You'd think that an event as high stakes as the Fortnite World Cup would have participants on their best behavior, but that's apparently not the case. Epic has revealed that it banned more than 1,200 accounts for some form of cheating during the fir...

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17:49
PayPal and GoFundMe cut off donations to militia...

Crowdfunding and payment companies are no strangers to cutting off access to organizations that violate their policies, but their latest move could be more contentious than usual. PayPal and GoFundMe have confirmed to BuzzFeed News that they've shut...

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16:17
Mental health apps are sharing data without proper...

It's important for health apps to keep your data under lock and key, but it's not clear that's the case for some mental health apps. A study of 36 mental health apps (not named in the public release) has revealed that 29 of them were sharing data for...

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14:45
Netflix might have more Beyoncé specials planned...

Homecoming, Beyoncé's behind-the-scenes Coachella documentary, might be just the beginning of a series of Queen Bey projects on Netflix. According to Variety, the streaming giant has inked a $60 million three-project deal with the singer. It's...

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13:20
Have robots roll your joints and infuse your budder...

Ugh, when did getting stoned become so much work? Back in my day, there was one kind of weed: whatever strain your dealer had in stock. And there were only three ways to enjoy it: through a perforated apple, rolled up in a crude approximation of a jo...

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12:03
'iPhone XI' and 'iPhone XI Max'...




A pair of images of an "iPhone XI" dummy for manufacturing purposes purports to show accurate dimensions of the 2019 iPhone lineup, including a square camera extrusion.

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11:02
CIA claims Huawei is funded by Chinese state security

The US has rattled its saber more than once trying to deter countries from using Huawei technology, but it hasn't publicly disclosed much of what it's worried about. You might have a better insight after today, though. A source speaking to The Time...

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10:19
Vector graphics app Vectornator gets redesign + new...

After making its pro version free for all last year, popular vector graphics app Vectornator this week launched one of its biggest updates yet and it remains entirely free for current and new users. The developers also announced the upcoming release of its first Vectornator for Mac app slated to arrive later this year.

You can download the new Vectornator for iPhone and iPad for free now.

Head below for our video hands-on with the update:

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09:30
Recommended Reading: Coachella was built for YouTube

Coachella 2019 review: A festival built for YouTube
Paul A. Thompson,
Pitchfork

For years, Coachella's opening weekend has been a huge event for YouTube. A weekend's worth of livestreams don't deliver all of the acts to your living room, but the s...

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09:00
Why You Should Use A Tempered Glass Screen Protector...

A new flagship iPhone can easily set you back a thousand dollars or more. With better and more powerful hardware come the demand for a bigger screen, which invariably increases the risk for a cracked or shattered display. An iPhone X Screen Protector Tempered Glass is a relatively inexpensive way to protect your investment from

The post Why You Should Use A Tempered Glass Screen Protector on Your iPhone X / XS appeared first on iLounge.

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08:00
Hitting the Books: How calculus is helping unravel...

Welcome to Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we've done the hard work for you by scouring the internet for the most interesting, thought provoking books on science and technology we can find and...

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07:57
Apple loses another legal battle with Swatch, this...

Apple has lost another legal battle with Swiss watchmaker Swatch. As reported by The Sydney Morning Herald, Apple has failed in its quest to stop Swatch from using the phrase “one more thing” in Australia.

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07:21
This week’s top stories: iOS 13 + macOS 10.15...

In this week’s top stories: New features coming with iOS 13 and macOS 10.15, Apple settles with Qualcomm, AirPlay 2 expands to new third-party speakers, and more. Read on for all of hits week’s biggest news.

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07:16
How To Make A Portfolio Website – Mobirise Website...

Mobirise can very well be your all-in-one solution when you need to build a website portfolio that can share and host digital content. What is Mobirise? Mobirise Website Builder is a free app that’s available for download on the Mac and Windows OS. It can quickly and easily set up a website for online resumes,

The post How To Make A Portfolio Website – Mobirise Website Builder appeared first on iLounge.

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06:33
FTC considering taking ‘direct aim’ at Mark...

The Federal Trade Commission started investigating Facebook in March 2018 as the Cambridge Analytica scandal unfolded. The investigation centers on whether or not Facebook broke an agreement with the FTC, made in 2011, that required the social network improve its privacy practices. Now, a report suggests that the FTC is specifically putting Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg under scrutiny as part of this investigation.

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06:23
When to use an external microphone or recorder to...




You can record your podcast on your iPhone, but what you might not be able to do so easily is make sure that the audio sounds good. Buying a broadcast-quality microphone or a separate audio recorder can bring your podcasting up a level, and there is some hardware that we like.

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06:00
Making the Grade: A look back at the LAUSD iPad...

Back in 2014, the headlines around Apple and K–12 education revolved around the cancellation of a major contract with the Los Angeles United School District. When Apple announced the contract in early 2014, there was a lot of excitement around the project. The approved deal allotted $115 million for deploying between 40,000 and 70,000 tablets to classrooms for use by students and teachers. One of the main drivers behind the project was standardized testing. As someone who just finished up another year of standardized testing on iPad (and getting back the results immediately), I can empathize at the benefits of using the device for testing. The LAUSD project ended up being a massive failure. We covered it extensively throughout the...

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05:35
The Morning After: Cracking open the Galaxy Fold

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Welcome to your weekend! It's time to take a peek inside Samsung's Galaxy Fold and consider what the future of console gaming will look like under the Xbox or PlayStation banner. Also, consumer BBM is going away...

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05:23
Apple hires Lionsgate marketing executive for its...

Ahead of the launch of Apple TV+ later this year, Apple continues to expand the executive team around the service. The company has now added Danielle DePalma as a marketing executive for Apple TV shows and films.

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05:00
∞ A brief history of the insane precautions Marvel...

I honestly don’t get this need to broadcast the spoilers. Why consciously ruin the movie for other fans?

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05:00
Apple wants HomePods to be able to run even cooler

Apple has been granted a patent (number 10,264,355) for a “loudspeaker cabinet with thermal and power mitigation control effort.” I’ve not noticed my HomePod running hot, but perhaps Apple is planning an even more powerful speaker.

The cabinet in the patent refers to the enclosure in which speaker drivers (loudspeakers and tweeters) are mounted.The cabinet’s power level would be determined by the output of the audio signal of the loudspeaker, which I,m guessing would be the HomePod.

The target power level is based on temperature data for the loudspeaker cabinet and varies as the temperature data changes. Based on the operating power level and the target power level, values of two or more control parameters for controlling audio output of the loudspeaker cabinet are generated, where at least one of the control parameters controls the gain of a specific audio frequency band. The audio signal is adjusted according to the generated values of the control parameters, where...

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04:10
The next frontier for cannabis vapes: mood-specific...

"In New York, my bicycle messenger really had two types of cannabis. It was either green or brown." Michael Ray is the CEO of Bloom Farms, a California-based cannabis company that specializes in vape cartridges and CBD tinctures. Ray's reflecting on...

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04:00
Notable apps and updates, April 15-20

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

macOS

Lemke Software has launched GraphicConverter 10.7, an update to their award-image editing utility for macOS. 

The app offers users the ability to convert most any format graphic file to one of nearly 80 other graphic formats. Version 10.7 brings a dehaze batch action, the ability to sort by rating and aspect ratio as well as resolution and pixel size, converting to JPEG at 75 or 85%, and more.

GraphicConverter 10.7 requires macOS 10.9 or higher. It costs $39.95 and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Photography category. It can also be directly purchased online from the Lemkesoft website

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03:06
Court documents show Apple purposefully bought pools...

The Qualcomm and Apple legal battle has now concluded thanks to a settlement of unknown financial value, but as the settlement came one day in to the start of the trial, a few tidbits from discovery process have still seeped out.

One particularly devious point is that Qualcomm lawyers found internal Apple emails that showed the company was specifically seeking patent licenses that were bargain deals to then use it as evidence against Qualcomm’s royalties, by contrasting the cost of each pile.

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00:58
SiriusXM's Essential streaming service doesn...

SiriusXM is hoping to carve a place for itself on your phones and smart speakers. The company mostly associated with in-vehicle entertainment has launched a purely online streaming service called SiriusXM Essential. It'll set you back $8 a month -- w...

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Friday April 19

21:15
Lowest prices ever: Apple's quad-core 13"...




Amazon has issued a $500 instant discount on Mid 2018 MacBook Pros, delivering the lowest prices ever. Pick up a 512GB 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar for just $1,499 or a 15-inch MacBook Pro for $1,899 while supplies last.

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20:57
Galaxy Fold teardown gives us a look at its...

This teardown is no precision iFixit job, but if you just want to see what parts and pixie dust are holding Samsung's Galaxy Fold together, some images from an apparently now-deleted Weibo post can help. Not surprisingly for a first-gen new device, t...

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18:28
Amazon asks delivery drivers to verify their...

Amazon is asking its delivery drivers to take selfies so it can verify their identities using facial recognition. The rules apply to drivers in the Amazon Flex program, through which they make deliveries with their own cars as independent contractors...

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18:16
Apple hatched years-long plan to reduce royalty...




Though in its court battles Apple argued that Qualcomm patents weren't any more valuable than those of companies like Ericsson and Huawei, in private the company praised them -- and was aiming to sue Qualcomm as far back as 2014, according to newly-exposed documents.

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16:27
Hacker posts over 4,000 sensitive documents from...

Thousands of documents containing sensitive information belonging to Mexico's embassy in Guatemala were leaked online this week by a hacker. The stolen cache contained more than 4,800 files related to the embassy's activities including its dealings w...

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15:55
Apple Watch Series 4, band variety, and the history...

Apple Watch has a curvy history with the color gold and accompanying straps. The original 18K gold Apple Watch Edition paired with a range of straps before being discontinued. Aluminum models have included three shades of gold (rose gold, gold, and “new” gold) with Sport and (now discontinued) Woven Nylon bands using gold hardware. Gold variations aren’t sold separately either which makes them somewhat rare.

Apple Watch Series 4 comes in two flavors of gold — aluminum and new stainless steel — but the gold band variety is still limited. While there are few perfect matches, these are some of my favorite pairings.

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15:25
Rivian turned down GM investment so it could build...

Reports emerged last week that GM would not join Amazon in investing in electric vehicle startup Rivian, and now we have a little more clarity on why talks broke down. It seems GM wanted some exclusivity, but Rivian plans to build vehicles for other...

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14:32
Console gaming is at a crossroads

Sony and Microsoft have been walking the same path for nearly 20 years, when it comes to gaming hardware. Instead of leaves, shiny silver game discs dangle from the trees, while black and white boxes of varying sizes line the underbrush, covered in d...

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14:11
'MalwareTech' security researcher pleads...

In 2017, Marcus Hutchins went from being a relatively unknown 23-year-old, to being a worldwide hero, to facing criminal charges all in a span of a few months. After he shut down the rapidly spreading WannaCry malware by finding a killswitch domain i...

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13:49
Sidewalk Labs' street signs alert people to...

As Sidewalk Labs builds its "smart city" in Toronto, there have been growing concerns that the sensor and camera-laden neighborhood may invade the privacy of citizens. To deal with some of those issues, the subsidiary of Alphabet announced today that...

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13:42
How To Find the Best Deal on Digital Movie Rentals

With so many online options for digital movie rental, which service offers the best deal or the longest time to watch a film? Glenn Fleishman sorts through the options to recommend four services for different situations.

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13:42
How To Find the Best Deal on Digital Movie Rentals

With so many online options for digital movie rental, which service offers the best deal or the longest time to watch a film? Glenn Fleishman sorts through the options to recommend four services for different situations.

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13:09
Syringe 'watch' puts a life-saving allergy...

If you're prone to serious allergic reactions, carrying an epinephrine shot (such as an EpiPen) could be vital. Those shots are often bulky, though, and there's a real chance you could lose yours right before you need it. Students at Rice Universit...

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12:48
How the Social Awkwardness of AirPods Became a Thing

AirPods got off to a slow start thanks to supply constraints. Nowadays, they are plentiful and creating an unintended social issue. John explores.


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12:45
Let’s Talk About Speech (Recognition) on the Mac

Dr. Mac claims toI have found three possible options to “replace” Dragon Professional on the Mac, but these replacements include tradeoffs you’ll want to know about.


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12:40
Charge Six Devices at Once with this USB, USB-C, and...

We have a deal on the ChargeHub X5 Elite with Wireless Charging hub. It includes one USB-C charging port, four USB charging ports, and the top is a Qi wireless charging pad. That makes it a one-stop-shop for most of your charging needs, for $59.99.


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12:36
Researchers suggest 100 percent renewable energy isn...

In order to keep global temperature rise below 1.5 degrees Celsius, we'll need to rely on renewable energy, electric vehicles (EV) and battery storage. But creating that infrastructure will dramatically increase our need for metals like cobalt and li...

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12:30
New automation features are coming to macOS in...

Enlarge / A few examples of "Shortcuts" that can be applied to Siri with iOS 12. (credit: Apple)

According to a report at 9to5mac citing people familiar with Apple’s plans, several iOS features will come to the Mac in macOS 10.15.

First and foremost among these is Shortcuts, the automation application that Apple built out of its acquisition of Workflow. The app, support for which was introduced in iOS 12, allows iPhone and iPad users to define steps for their devices to perform when they deliver certain user-definable Siri voice commands, tap user-created home screen icons, and so on.

Shortcuts is tightly integrated with Siri, and it was positioned by Apple as a way to...

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12:24
∞ The Dalrymple Report: An Apple Music rant and Dave...

I took a few minutes at the start of this week’s podcast to rant a little about some of the mistakes Apple Music is making lately, and then I talk to Dave about all the things he considered before buying a new TV.

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12:11
9to5Mac Daily: April 19, 2019

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

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12:07
LG UltraFine 4K Display currently not sold on Apple․...

Apple has today removed its online store listing for the 21.5-inch LG UltraFine 4K Display. This is the smaller and more affordable USB-C display option at $700 compared to the 27-inch 5K version of the monitor which sells for $1,300.

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12:03
Christchurch shooting videos are still on Facebook...

Current methods for filtering out terrorist content are still quite limited, and a recent discovery makes that all too clear. Motherboard and the Global Intellectual Property Enforcement Center's Eric Feinberg have discovered that variants of the Chr...

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11:38
News+ Efficiency is Aesthetically Pleasing

In Wired’s latest magazine, Clive Thompson writes that for some programmers, efficiency isn’t just a way to make a job easier. It’s aesthetically pleasing.

Many of today’s programmers have their efficiency aha moment in their teenage years, when they discover that life is full of blindingly dull repetitive tasks and that computers are really good at doing them.

I’m not a programmer, but I’m a big fan of efficiency and optimizing my life. I don’t go as far as the “optimized self” movement, but I like to automate whenever possible. The less time you spend doing repetitive tasks, the more you can spend enjoying life.

This is part of Andrew’s News+ series, where he shares a magazine every Friday to help people discover good content in Apple News+.


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11:32
Logitech Slim Folio Pro review – bulky, but great...

The Logitech Slim Folio Pro for the 2018 iPad Pro is a product designed for iPad users whose workflow is primarily focused on typing. It features an excellent keyboard, along with key features like highly-tactile keys and backlighting to enhance the typing experience.

Is Logitech’s latest iPad Pro accessory right for you? Learn more in our hands-on Logitech Slim Folio Pro video review. more…

The post Logitech Slim Folio Pro review – bulky, but great for typists [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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11:26
500M iOS Users Affected by Cyberattack via Chrome Bug

Roughly 500 million iOS users have been affected by a cyberattack that takes advantage of an iOS Chrome bug.

The attacks are the work of the eGobbler gang, researchers said, which has a track record of mounting large-scale malvertising attacks ahead of major holiday weekends. Easter is coming up, and the crooks are banking on consumers spending a lot more time than usual browsing the web on their phones.

Another research firm says this attack can also affect Safari users. Be careful this weekend.


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11:24
Siri Shortcuts on the Mac could be Apple’s...

9to5Mac reports that Apple is working on bringing the Mac and iOS closer together with the introduction of macOS 10.15 and iOS 13. Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time, and more are expected to be unveiled for Mac during its Worldwide Developers Conference in June, the article adds, which would be good news for, among others, those interested in scripting on macOS.

Apple has apparently lost interest in its AppleScript and Automator scripting solutions. In November 2016 it was reported that Sal Soghoian’s position as product manager of Automation Technologies at Apple had been terminated after nearly 20 years at the company.

AppleScript is a scripting language created by Apple and built into...

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11:23
'When They See Us' recreates the story of...

This spring, Netflix will turn the harrowing story of the Central Park Five into a four-part mini-series, When They See Us. The show takes a closer look at the infamous 1989 case, in which five black teens were coerced into confessing to a crime they...

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11:04
Foxconn Wisconsin Project Still Happening

Despite Wisconsin’s governor wanting to change his mind on the deal, Foxconn says its still committed to the project.


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10:54
A public database exposed medical records of 150,000...

Nearly 150,000 patients who sought treatment at an addiction recovery facility in Pennsylvania had their medical records exposed online. Through the public search engine Shodan, independent researcher Justin Paine found an ElasticSearch database with...

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10:36
Ownership of eBooks, Security Updates – TMO Daily...

Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss “ownership” of eBooks, Instagram’s security, and viewing your tracked data.


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10:34
How to make the Apple Watch Raise to Speak feature...




The ability to just raise your wrist and speak to your Apple Watch without the words "Hey, Siri," is brilliant. What was initially a convenience is now increasingly useful, too, and yet it's extraordinarily unreliable. Here's how to make it better -- and why you need it to.

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10:30
Bots have invaded Instagram comments

The last thing I expected to find on Instagram was someone telling me not to look at their Story if I didn't want to masturbate. But that comment, which I can only assume was intended reverse psychology, wasn't just directed at me. It was left on a p...

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