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Monday November 12

03:00
iOS 13 Wishlist: 10 ways Apple can unleash the...

I’m very happy with iOS 12. It’s one of Apple’s best iOS releases in years. Part of the reason it worked out so well is that Apple didn’t bite off more than it could chew—nearly all of iOS 12’s features were available at launch, or came very quickly in an update. It’s a huge improvement over iOS 11’s problematic rollout. iOS 12 seems primarily geared at smoothing out long-standing pain points: we got a renewed focus on performance and reliability, grouped notifications, Screen Time, Group FaceTime, and better Maps.

But 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 feels like it has everything it needs to be a complete laptop replacement—except an operating system that lets you do...

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03:00
Bose Home Speaker 500 review: Rethinking—and...

Bose's first smart speaker supports Amazon Alexa today, and promises AirPlay 2 compatibility in 2019.

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03:00
Bose Home Speaker 500 review: Rethinking—and...

Bose's first smart speaker supports Amazon Alexa today, and promises AirPlay 2 compatibility in 2019.

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00:01
How to turn off iPad Pro

With the lack of a Home button on the latest generation iPad Pro, Apple had to move some hardware gestures around to accommodate a device without a Home button. This includes a new button combination to turn off iPad Pro.

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00:00
How to open Safari links in Apple News

Apple News offers a clean reading experience, but what if you’re already looking at a page in Safari that you’d like to see inside of the News app? Follow along for how to open Safari links in Apple News.

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Sunday November 11

21:02
Nomad launches slim leather case for AirPods




Nomad has debuted their latest accessory, a genuine leather enclosure for AirPods that not only protects the easily-scratched charging case, but makes it look great in the process.

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19:20
Broadway shows turning to iPads to simplify...




Lagging behind some other industries, stage shows on New York City's Broadway and elsewhere are finally beginning to turn to tablets -- specifically the iPad -- to replace giant stacks of paper.

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17:46
Broadway ditches age-old processes to run shows with...

Always interesting to see how tech is replacing some of this old school stuff.

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17:35
Facebook reportedly pressured Palmer Luckey to...

When Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey left Facebook, neither said exactly why. The implication that it was due to his quiet donation to a group spreading pro-Trump memes. Now, however, we might have a better idea -- and it raises questions about Fac...

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16:03
Microsoft vows to improve Windows app store with...

Many PC gamers shy away from the Microsoft Store (aka Windows Store), and for good reasons: it frequently doesn't support overlays and other commonly used features, and it's buggy compared to a platform like Steam. Thankfully, Microsoft might just f...

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14:28
Cloudflare's privacy-focused 1.1.1.1 service is...

Cloudflare launched its 1.1.1.1 service in April as a bid to improve privacy and performance for desktop users, and now it's making that technology available to mobile users. The company has released 1.1.1.1 apps for Android and iOS that switch the...

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13:02
House Democrats to investigate Trump actions against...

Now that Democrats are poised to control of the House of Representatives, they're planning investigations into the Trump administration's actions against technology companies. Inbound House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff told Axios in a...

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12:00
How Apple addressed the 'beautygate'...




In this video, we compare selfie photos captured by two iPhone XS Max handsets, one with the latest iOS 12.1 update and another running iOS 12.0.1, to illustrate the fixes Apple implemented for so-called "beautygate" skin smoothing effects.

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11:30
The best probe thermometer

By Michael Sullivan

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

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10:11
∞ Leonard Cohen recites “In Flanders Fields” by John...

On this 11th day of the 11th month at 11:11am PT, I post this in remembrance of all of those who have served and died for their country, many of my own family members included. Lest We Forget.

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09:59
Rocket Lab completes its first commercial launch

After months of delays, Rocket Lab has completed its first commercial mission. The spaceflight startup successfully launched its Electron rocket into orbit carrying six small satellites, including five cubesats as well as a small weather satellite....

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09:23
Thank you, veterans

We’ll take a moment from the regular flow of news and reviews to honor those who have served in our armed forces over the years.

"If ever proof were needed that we fought for a cause and not for conquest, it could be found in these cemeteries. Here was our only conquest: all we asked was enough soil in which to bury our gallant dead."

~General Mark W. Clark. These words are inscribed on a wall at the Visitors Center at the American Cemetary in Normandy, France.

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09:01
Should Apple make an iPad Pro even larger than 12.9-...

The iPad lineup currently maxes out at 12.9-inches in terms of screen size. Since the unveil of the new iPad Pro models last month, however, some iPad fans have been calling on Apple to make an even bigger iPad. What do you think about such a possibility?

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08:30
After Math: They're on the move

With the president's made up migrant caravan crisis having mysteriously vanished now that the midterms are over, it's time to take a look at the other movers and shakers from the industry this week. Volkswagen announced the development of a $23k Tesl...

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08:25
How to use Airpods with Live Listen in iOS 12 to...




Ironically, Apple keeps rather quiet about this feature but whether you're hard of hearing or just in a loud place, Live Listen is remarkable. AppleInsider explains how to get it set up and use it.

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07:30
ICYMI: Catch up on a busy week of Engadget reviews

It has been a busy few weeks when it comes to product announcements, and that means we at Engadget have been reviewing a number of new devices. This week alone we shared our thoughts on laptops from Lenovo, Microsoft, Apple and ASUS, breaking down wh...

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06:00
The State of the iPad in 2018

It’s hard to believe that the iPad is now eight years old. I still remember hearing the rumors of the Apple tablet, watching the keynote, and being shocked to see the price at $499. When you go back and watch the original introduction, Steve Jobs asks the question: “Is there room for a third category of device in the middle?” more…

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06:00
Christianity and conservationism collide in '...

Pangolin's Puzzle is a new mobile game that offers a refreshing approach to the puzzle genre -- instead of relying solely on spatial manipulation or number-based solves, it serves up written logic problems. Players manipulate patches of the environme...

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05:50
Crime blotter: 1000 iPads stolen, insurance giant...




Stolen iPhones are in the news, ranging from warehouse thefts, to getting lifted off the doorstep, or from a Miami nightspot. The latest in an occasional series -- a look at the world of Apple-related crime.

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03:55
Quantum 'compass' promises navigation...

GPS is vital to modern navigation, but it's extremely fragile. Never mind coverage -- if a satellite fails or there's a jamming attack, it quickly becomes useless. Scientists may have a much more robust answer, though. Scientists have demonstrated...

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01:05
These pre-Black Friday deals deliver the lowest...




New markdowns are in effect now on Apple's current hardware with prices starting at just $879. These triple digit discounts offer shoppers the lowest prices available, complete with free expedited shipping to get you up and running in a matter of days.

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Saturday November 10

22:53
You'll have to reinstall 'Overwatch'...

Blizzard is apparently planning to release a patch for Overwatch so enormous, you can't download and install it like an ordinary update. A company representative has posted a warning on its forum, telling players to prepare for a massive rollout that...

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20:34
Michelle Yeoh may lead 'Star Trek' spinoff...

CBS All Access' rapidly growing library of Star Trek shows might including one revolving around a familiar star. Deadline claims Star Trek: Discovery's Michelle Yeoh is talking about reprising her role as Captain Georgiou in a "stand-alone" All Acces...

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19:23
Review: 2018 Mac mini – Apple’s most versatile Mac [...

The Mac mini is back, regaining its rightful place as the most versatile Mac in Apple’s entire computer lineup. The long-rumored update, which was announced during the midway portion of last week’s iPad Pro event, is exciting for a number of reasons.

For starters, the Mac mini gets brand new, highly-capable 8th-generation Intel CPUs. The CPU lineup starts with a rather anemic, but still way faster than the last Mac mini, quad-core 3.6GHz Core i3. The mid-tier CPU option is a 3.0GHz 6-core Core i5 with 4.1GHz turbo boost, while the highest configuration adds a 3.2GHz 6-core Core i7 that turbos up to 4.6GHz.

While the CPU upgrades were much needed, the chip enhancements are arguably not even the most exciting thing about the Mac mini. That award goes to the four Thunderbolt 3 ports on the machine’s rear. This opens up Apple’s smallest Mac to an ever-growing world of expandability, making it seem as if anything’s possible for what was once Apple’s forgotten Mac.

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19:23
Review: 2018 Mac mini – Apple’s most versatile Mac [...

The Mac mini is back, regaining its rightful place as the most versatile Mac in Apple’s entire computer lineup. The long-rumored update, which was announced during the midway portion of last week’s iPad Pro event, is exciting for a number of reasons.

For starters, the Mac mini gets brand new, highly-capable 8th-generation Intel CPUs. The CPU lineup starts with a rather anemic, but still way faster than the last Mac mini, quad-core 3.6GHz Core i3. The mid-tier CPU option is a 3.0GHz 6-core Core i5 with 4.1GHz turbo boost, while the highest configuration adds a 3.2GHz 6-core Core i7 that turbos up to 4.6GHz.

While the CPU upgrades were much needed, the chip enhancements are arguably not even the most exciting thing about the Mac mini. That award goes to the four Thunderbolt 3 ports on the machine’s rear. This opens up Apple’s smallest Mac to an ever-growing world of expandability, making it seem as if anything’s possible for what was once Apple’s forgotten Mac.

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19:04
Tesla raises prices, cuts options to simplify its EV...

Tesla has made good on its plan to cull options for its electric cars, and the changes are... mixed. Electrek has learned that Tesla has raised the prices of the Model S 75D and Model X 75D by $1,000 to $78,000 and $84,000 respectively, albeit with...

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17:33
Dyson might design an air purifier that also works...

Dyson has a lengthy list of air purifiers, but it's reportedly considering developing a model that's not quite anything it's ever created before. According to Bloomberg, the company has lodged patents for a wearable air purifier that will double as a...

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15:56
The 31 best dance scenes in movies

I hate dancing (I feel all uncoordinated and clumsy) but I love watching dancing. These 31 scenes from the movies are a blast to watch.

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15:36
Xbox One X will sell for $400 in week-long Black...

Tucked in amidst the flurry of Xbox One update and game news was one important tidbit: Microsoft is offering a steep discount on the Xbox One X in the very near future. It's holding a Black Friday sale between November 18th and November 26th, and its...

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15:00
Xbox Game Pass adds 'PUBG' in time for the...

Microsoft is adding over a dozen new games to the Xbox Game Pass subscription service, including popular online multiplayer title PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG). The Fortnite rival will be available to play starting on November 12th, giving you...

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14:48
Microsoft Studios buys 'Fallout: New Vegas...

With the next generation of gaming consoles on the horizon, Microsoft Studios has been gobbling up high-profile developers, and it's continuing that trend today with the acquisition of Fallout: New Vegas studio Obsidian Entertainment and Wasteland 2...

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14:39
How to temporarily enable Do Not Disturb in iOS 12




The Do Not Disturb feature in iOS silences all but the most important calls and notifications, especially useful when sleeping, attending a meeting, or watching a movie. Did you know though that iOS 12 offers ways to have the mode automatically turn off under certain conditions?

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14:27
Xbox One mouse and keyboard support arrives November...

You won't necessarily have be an early adopter to try the Xbox One's vaunted mouse and keyboard support. As of November 14th, Microsoft is rolling out the input options to gamers though an update. This won't mean that everyone will get to ditch the g...

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13:12
'Crackdown 3' launches February 15th, 2019...

Yes, Microsoft really has been hinting at some big Crackdown 3 news by giving away the original game. The company has confirmed that the repeatedly delayed open-world game will be available on Xbox One (including Game Pass) and Windows 10 PCs on Febr...

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12:57
Lime launches recall over broken e-scooters

Lime is grappling with another recall just a matter of weeks over its battery issue. The service is recalling electric scooters made by Okai following reports they were breaking under normal use. The withdrawal is immediate and covers scooters acro...

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12:15
Riding the waves of Nazaré

I’ll be in Lisbon, Portugal teaching a beginner photography workshop in March and I’m really hoping to get out to Nazaré to see these incredible waves. The men who surf them are utterly insane.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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12:09
Get 15% off premium leather iPhone XR, XS and XS Max...

Alto has quickly become known for its high-quality and fashionable cases at fair prices and now its premium leather iPhone cases are available for Apple’s new iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max. With a new collection made from a range of leather and unique denim materials, the company also offers optional laser graving for personalization. Thanks to our sponsor Alto, 9to5 readers can get 15% off the new iPhone case collection for a limited time.

Get an exclusive 15% off Alto cases with promo code“9to515” until Nov. 13.

Head below to check out the new series and see how to get a 10% discount for life with your purchase.

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11:34
Apple Blocks Linux From Booting On New Hardware With...

AmiMoJo writes:
Apple's new-generation Macs come with a new so-called Apple T2 security chip that's supposed to provide a secure enclave co-processor responsible for powering a series of security features, including Touch ID. At the same time, this security chip enables the secure boot feature on Apple's computers, and by the looks of things, it's also responsible for a series of new restrictions that Linux users aren't going to like.

The issue seems to be that Apple has included security certificates for its own and Microsoft's operating systems (to allow running Windows via Bootcamp), but not for the certificate that was provided for systems such as Linux. Disabling Secure Boot can overcome this, but also disables access to the machine's internal storage, making installation of Linux impossible.


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11:31
Judge tells Amazon to provide Echo recordings in...

Prosecutors are once again hoping that smart speaker data could be the key to securing a murder conviction. A New Hampshire judge has ordered Amazon to provide recordings from an Echo speaker between January 27th, 2017 and January 29th, 2017 (plus in...

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10:00
Ask Engadget: Which drone should I buy for my kid?

The support shared among readers in the comments section is one of the things we love most about the Engadget community. Over the years, we've known you to offer sage advice on everything from Chromecasts and cameras to drones and smartphones. In fac...

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09:34
PSA: This one feature makes text selection on the...

With the launch of the new iPad Pro and Smart Keyboard Folio, the built-in iPad text selection tool is again drawing criticism from users. However, there’s one little feature that has largely gone under the radar since its introduction, and it dramatically improves text selection on iPad and makes it more trackpad-like.

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09:16
Compared: 2018 MacBook Air versus 13-inch MacBook...




Apple's brand new 2018 MacBook Air is the line's second major redesign since Steve Jobs pulled the original out of a manila envelope more than 10 years ago. We compare the new thin-and-light model to its predecessor, and the step-up to the 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar.

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08:36
This week’s top stories: MacBook Air, Mac mini, and...

In this week’s top stories: Reviews of the latest iPad Pro, Mac mini, and MacBook Air, new Apple-made complications for Apple Watch, repair programs for iPhone X and MacBook Pro, and more. Read on for all of this week’s top Apple stories.

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08:30
Giphy’s film festival turns GIFs into art

As I made my way into the Metrograph movie theater in New York City, I felt like I was attending a screening for the Tribeca Film Festival. There was a red carpet, people posing for professional photographers, an official film guide and, of course, d...

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08:15
Analyst: 2019 iPhones to adopt MPI antenna tech

In a note to clients — as noted by AppleInsider — analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple’s 2019 iPhones will adopt MPI (modified polyimide) antenna technology instead of LCP (liquid crystal polymer).

LCP is a thermoplastic organic material that can be used as a low-cost dielectric material for high-volume large-area processing methods that provide very reliable high-performance circuits at low cost.

MPI is a compact, polyamide-based compact, thin, and flexible design with characteristics are perfectly suitable for integration into flexible displays for WLAN and Bluetooth connectivity. It should improve both costs and production yields — and perhaps lead to flexible iPhones.

Changes this is true, according to the Sellers Research Group (that’s me): 90%. Apple is certainly interested in anything that will lower costs while...

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07:52
Apple announces repair service for some iPhone X, 13...

Apple has announced a repair service for some iPhone X and 13-inch MacBook Pro models with, respectively, touch issues and solid state drive problems.

The company has determined that some iPhone X displays may experience touch issues due to a component that might fail on the display module. An affected device may exhibit the following:

The display, or part of the display, does not respond or responds intermittently to touch. Or the display reacts even though it wasn’t touched

Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider will replace the display module on eligible devices, free of charge. No other iPhone models are part of this program. You can find more details here.

Concerning the MacBook Pro, 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...

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07:36
Use your new iPad Pro and Apple Pencil with these...




With new hardware, comes app updates to support new features. AppleInsider makes notes, sketches, and diagrams with the latest updates for the third generation iPad Pro, and the second generation Apple Pencil.

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07:15
Ikea’s smart blinds system to start at ~$100 and...

Ikea’s smart home lineup will soon expand to includes smart blinds. The company confirmed its smart blinds back in September, and now we’re learning more about the pricing of those blinds. Teknikveckan suggests the Ikea smart blinds will start at just €99.95, or around $113.

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07:00
ASUS ZenBook S review: Just a decent laptop

ASUS has cranked out so many laptop variations over the years that it's a little hard to be surprised by a new traditional clamshell notebook. But the ZenBook S represents an intriguing combination of portability, power and design. It's extremely...

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06:25
2019 iPhones to use new combination of antenna...

Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is out this morning with an investor note covering antenna technology for the 2019 iPhones. Kuo predicts that Apple will move away from Liquid Crystal Polymer antenna technology, and shift towards a new combination of Modified PI tech.

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06:15
The Morning After: MacBook Air and iPad Pro reviews

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Welcome to your weekend. Microsoft's big Xbox event is scheduled to kick off at 4 PM ET, but until then you can check out our reviews of the iPad Pro, MacBook Air and BMW i8. Also, Tesla's updates have delivered...

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06:00
What is the iPad mini’s role in the iPad lineup?

The iPad mini has had an interesting history. When Phil Schiller first showed us a look at it in 2012, I was hooked immediately. Despite not having a Retina screen, I was in love with it. It was a great size for reading books, watching video, and browsing the web. In some ways, it showed us the path to larger iPhones. Fast forward to 2018, and we are only on the 4th generation of the iPad mini. The iPad mini 4 was released over three years ago, and we still don’t have a replacement. Despite being three years old, it’s still a great iPad. more…

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05:30
Much of the iPhone interest in the U.S. is in the...

There are currently an estimated 237 million smartphone users in the U.S.—and we wanted to know where their brand loyalties were. Kempler Industries, which busy sand spellings used machinery,  used Google search volume data to find out who’s searching for iPhones and Androids the most, as well as which states were damaging their iPhone screens most often.

The top five pro-iPhone states were New York, Georgia, Maryland, California and New Jersey. Rounding out the top 10 were Massachusetts, Texas, Florida, Nevada and finally, Virginia. Coming in at no. 11 was Delaware, followed by South Carolina, Louisiana, Alabama, North Carolina, Connecticut, Tennessee, Mississippi, Rhode Island, Washington, Michigan, Hawaii, Minnesota, Arizona and Utah, which completed the top 25.

So, which states didn’t exactly have warm feelings about the iPhone? Coming in at no. 26 was Ohio, followed by Indiana, Kentucky, Colorado, Arkansas,...

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05:19
Apple's 2019 iPhones to adopt MPI antenna...




Apple's next-generation of iPhones due out during the second half of 2019 will reportedly jettison LCP-based antenna technology that it first adopted for the iPhone X for MPI, which should improve both costs and production yields.

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05:00
Notable apps and updates, Oct. 5-10

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 Apps/Updates

Quicken has introduced Quicken 2019, the latest release of its personal finance software featuring Web access from any browser and updates that improve performance and reliability, according to CEO Eric Dunn.

This is the third major release for Quicken since it became a standalone company in 2016 and the most robust version of the software to date, he adds. The latest release includes new web access, a refreshed interface, improved speed and reliability, and hundreds of updates and fixes. Dunn says Quicken 2019 has been designed to make it simpler for individuals to manage their finances across accounts, budgets, investments, and now, devices....

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04:37
T-Mobile's internet TV box revealed in an FCC...

T-Mobile is apparently still planning on launching its streaming TV service by the end of this year, and now Variety has spotted this box in an FCC filing. Dubbed the T-Mobile Mini in the document, it can connect via WiFi, Bluetooth or Ethernet, alon...

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01:52
Apple published a new Press Release

Apple just published a new Press Release:

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01:46
Twitter is removing 'locked' accounts,...

As Twitter has tried to get a handle on fake accounts floating around its service for various reasons, there have been a series of purges. Last July many high-profile accounts saw their follower numbers dip as it removed accounts that had already bee...

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Friday November 9

23:00
Mac Mini Teardown Reveals User-Upgradable RAM, But...

iFixit has released their teardown of the new Mac mini, providing a look inside the portable desktop computer. Some of the notable findings include user-upgradable RAM and soldered CPU and SSD. Mac Rumors reports: While the RAM in the previous-gen Mac mini from 2014 was soldered to the logic board, the new Mac mini has user-upgradeable RAM, as discovered earlier this week. As seen in older iMacs, the RAM is protected by a perforated shield that allows the memory modules to operate at a high frequency of 2666 MHz without interfering with other device functions, according to iFixit. To upgrade the RAM, the shield can be removed by unfastening four Torx screws.

Other silicon on the logic board of this particular Mac mini includes the Apple T2 security chip, a 3.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i3 processor, Intel UHD Graphics 630, 128GB of flash storage from Toshiba, an Intel JHL7540 Thunderbolt 3 controller, and a Gigabit Ethernet controller from Broadcom. Despite the good news about...

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21:12
Sam’s Club annual 1-day sale delivers deals on...

Sam’s Club has launched a new 1-day sale and it is packed with deals, including a number of better-than-Black Friday offers. This annual sale delivers great savings for Sam’s Club members. Headlining is a healthy selection of Apple deals, including Apple Watch Series 3, AirPods, iPad Pro and more. Head below for all of our top picks and more.

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20:29
Facebook debuts Lasso, a TikTok-style video app...

In an attempt to court the youths who have been fleeing from its flagship platform, Facebook has once again dipped into its bag of tricks and pulled out a TikTok clone. Lasso, a music-filled video sharing app that Facebook has reportedly been working...

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19:11
Photos: Apple’s first store in Thailand celebrates...

It’s a special day for Apple fans in Thailand. The country’s first Apple store and the second in all of Southeast Asia opened today at Bangkok’s ICONSIAM shopping center. The landmark retail complex is significant both for Bangkok and Apple’s overarching goal of making Today at Apple available to more customers and in more countries.

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18:18
Income, tax and immigration data stolen in...

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) now has details about the data stolen in the breach of Healthcare.gov that occurred last month. According to the government agency, a significant amount of personal information including partial So...

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17:29
Apple announces repair programs for iPhone X,...

As it tends to do, Apple has chosen a Friday evening to announce programs that will replace flawed components on a couple of its devices. First up is a display module replacement program for the iPhone X. Some owners have been reporting touch issues...

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17:08
Apple Establishes Repair Programs for iPhone X and...

If you have an iPhone X that’s suffering from touch-related problems, or a non-Touch Bar model of the 13-inch MacBook Pro purchased between June 2017 and June 2018, you’ll want to take advantage of Apple’s latest repair programs.

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16:38
Apple Launches 13-inch MacBook Pro (non Touch Bar)...

The program allows customers to get free SSD replacements on “a limited number” of “MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports).”


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16:25
World War One footage brought to life by Lord of the...

The colourizing of this footage is absolutely incredible.

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16:25
Apple launches replacement program for 13-inch...




Apple on Friday confirmed a "limited number" of solid state drives used in 13-inch MacBook Pro models without Touch Bar are subject to an undisclosed issue that could result in data loss and hardware failure.

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16:19
Advertising Fraud on Android Apps Uncovered

Buzzfeed News has discovered a  sophisticated digital advertising fraud scheme targeting Android devices, in which ads were shown to bots, not real users. The article estimates that those behind the scheme “stole close to $10 million from advertisers who used Google’s ad network to place ads in the affected websites and apps”. The fraudulent scheme operated across a  large network of Android apps, including some aimed at children.  It raises major questions about the reviews process used by Google. The article noted that “the Google Play store has a less rigorous app review process than Apple’s App Store.” Here’s some of what Buzzfeed News found:

An investigation by BuzzFeed News reveals that these seemingly separate apps and companies are today part of a massive, sophisticated digital advertising fraud scheme involving more than 125 Android apps and websites connected to a network of front and shell companies in Cyprus, Malta, British Virgin...

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16:12
Apple Headphones Might One Day Auto-Detect Right/Left

A new patent reveals that Apple is trying to use microphone to solve the problem of people wearing headphones the wrong way round. Typically our headphones are marked either L and R or having some other kind of indication as to which side is which. Apple has a new patent, reported by AppleInsider,  for a “system and method for automatic right-left ear detection for headphones.” It would use the microphone in the headset to discover the headphone’s orientation and alter the left and right channels accordingly. The patent details a system of five microphones per ear cup, including one inside. Here’s a little insight into what might be on offer in the future:

By listening to the voice of the user, and monitoring the volume of the voice by each microphone, the headphones can determine which edge is closest to the...

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16:00
Apple’s Siri Might Protect Us From Machine Learning...

So far, Apple and other companies have invoked Machine Learning to make our lives better. But there’s also a dark side looming.


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16:00
Apple announces iPhone X Display Module Replacement...

Apple on Friday announced a new repair program for owners of the iPhone X. The iPhone X Display Module Replacement Program provides a fix for those having problems with the touchscreen.

According to Apple’s support document, the issue at hand is whether the iPhone X does not respond to touch, intermittently stops responding to touch, or the screen reacts without being touched. If your iPhone X is experiencing these issues, you may be able to have it fixed for free.

The fix involves replacing the display module and the service must be done by an Apple authorized service provider or at the Apple store.

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Apple activates iPhone X display module replacement...




Apple on Friday initiated a service program to address an iPhone X display issue that causes the device's touchscreen to behave erratically.

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Toyota will use hydrogen burners to reduce factory...

As clean as fuel cell cars and EVs may be, they're still made using pollution-producing factories -- and Toyota wants to help solve this. The company has introduced what it says is the first-ever general-purpose hydrogen burner built for use at fact...

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CHOETECH Fast Wireless Charging Stand: $17.99

We have a deal on the CHOETECH Fast Wireless Charging Stand. It delivers up to 10 watts of wireless charging power to your Qi-compatible devices, including iPhone 8/Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. It also features over-charging, over-voltage, over temperature, and over-current protection. It’s $17.99 through our deal.


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Get VideoProc, a new Mac app for GPU accelerated...

Thanks to our sponsor Digitarty Sofware, makers of new video processing app VideoProc

VideoProc is a new video processing app for 4K and HD videos made to be an all-in-one app for editing, resizing, transcoding, converting and more for all of your videos. The app also offers built-in tools for recording your iPhone screen, recording your Mac’s webcam and screen at the same time, and downloading online videos from over 1000+ sites, giving you everything you need to record, convert, and resize videos for backups, faster uploads, sharing and more.

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Harley-Davidson LiveWire — are you buying one?

I’ve been following Harley’s development of the LiveWire since the prototype was first unvelied in 2014. It’s a fascinating project but maybe not for the reasons Harley wants it to be.

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JNUC 2018: How Organizations Use Apple Devices as...

We think of our iPhones, iPads, and Macs as extremely personal devices, but as you’ll read in these five stories from the Jamf Nation User Conference, large organizations are also putting Apple devices to interesting uses as focused tools in education, healthcare, hospitality, and retail.

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How iOS Helps a Blind Veteran Return to the Water

Here is a feel-good story for a Friday. Apple has made public the story of Scott Leason—a US Navy veteran and keen surfer…who happens to be blind. The story details how by using an iPhone XR, and the VoiceOver application in particular, as well as an Apple Watch, Mr Leason is able to undertake a number of tasks and partake in his beloved water sports. He said,“When I’m at the end of a line behind a boat just like anybody else, I forget I’m blind. And then when I come into the beach and there’s people around [his dog] Snickers and I go yeah that’s my seeing eye dog and I got a board in my hand and they go, ‘you’re blind?’ That’s a cool feeling.” It might be easy for some to be cynical about Apple promoting this, but for most of us, it is equally easy to forget how crucial technology and the accessibility tools modern devices have are to people with a variety of disabilities. Surfs up, Mr Leason!

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Tim Cook Meets with Apple Military Veterans

Tim Cook spent part of Thursday morning with military veterans who work for Apple.


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Apple offering free repairs to fix iPhone X display...

After being discontinued in September, Apple has finally confirmed an issue regarding the iPhone X’s display module. The company has also announced a repair program for the 13-inch non Touch Bar MacBook Pro, offering free repairs on certain devices with 128GB or 256GB of storage. Apple says that these models may suffer from data loss or failure.

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eToro Begins iOS Wallet Roll Out

eToro has begun the phased introduction of its multi-cryptocurrency wallet to iOS, starting with limited countries.


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Roborace won't use a fully driverless car for...

Roborace has long talked of completely driverless cars hitting the track when its first season gets underway, but the company has had a change of heart. CEO (and Formula E winner) Lucas di Grassi has revealed to Motorsport.com that Roborace's "Season...

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Review: AmpliFi Instant mesh WiFi system is a...

AmpliFi announced its new mesh WiFi solution last month with the headline feature of a two-minute set up process. AmpliFi Instant also comes with a built-in touchscreen display like its popular predecessor, the AmpliFi HD. Read on for our full review of this great mesh router option.

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The New York Times taps Google's AI to find...

The New York Times has somewhere in the realm of five to seven million physical photos in its enormous archive, many of which date back more than a century. The images document vital moments and contain valuable records of our recent history, but the...

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Gaming guide creator Prima Games is shutting down

Prima Games, the company that's been creating physical video game strategy guides for the past 28 years, is shutting down according to Publisher's Lunch. Prima's publisher DK's CEO Ian Hudson sent out an internal memo saying it was an "extremely diff...

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Apple Daily Report: Apple sued (again) over an ‘...

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

A New York City resident has sued Apple in state court, alleging that he was "caused to suffer and sustain severe bodily injuries" when his iPhone 6s exploded, reports Law360. There have been other incidents in which the tech giant has been sued for the same reason.

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9to5Mac Daily: November 9, 2018

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

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Apple pumps up its Amazon listings with iPhones,...

This is great news for those of us who don’t live near any other Apple resellers.

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PayPal bans far-right Proud Boys and multiple anti-...

The far-right group Proud Boys has been hit with bans from Twitter and Facebook and now it will no longer be allowed to operate on PayPal. The Verge reports that PayPal will be cancelling both the Proud Boys account as well as that of its founder Gav...

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12:53
Apple plans to sell more of its products on Amazon

Apple and Amazon have come to an agreement to stock the online retailer's shelves with more Apple products, according to CNET. The deal will expand Amazon's direct access to Apple products, including the latest models of the iPhone, iPad and Apple Wa...

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How Brian Kemp hacked Georgia’s election

"[Brian] Kemp on Thursday said he had resigned as Georgia's secretary of state," reported Reuters yesterday. No one watching Kemp's malfeasant, multi-year election security trash fire could understand why that sentence didn't stop at "resigned."

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Amazon Is Kicking All Unauthorized Apple...

In a new agreement between tech giants Amazon and Apple, shoppers will soon see a selection of the latest Apple products on Amazon.com. This is not good news for everyone. Motherboard: John Bumstead is a computer refurbisher who, every year, saves thousands of laptops from the shredder. He buys MacBooks en masse from electronics recyclers, fixes them, then sells them on Amazon Marketplace or wholesales them to vendors who do the same. Friday morning, Bumstead got an email from Amazon informing him that he'd no longer be allowed to sell Apple computers on the platform, thanks to a new agreement between Apple and Amazon that will only allow "authorized resellers" to sell Apple products. "As part of a new agreement with Apple, we are working with a select group of authorized resellers to offer an expanded selection of Apple and Beats products, including new releases, in Amazon's stores," the email says. "You are receiving this message because you are currently selling, or have...

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∞ The Dalrymple Report: iPad Pro and Floop Floop...

Dave and I spent all of our time this week discussing the new iPad Pro and what it means for users. Dave also came up with a new way to mention Siri without turning on everyone’s iPhone during the podcast.

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Iceland Foods’ banned TV Christmas ad

I don’t usually say this but don’t watch this video on Youtube. Watch it here first and notice when you spot what the issue is. The next question is, why was it banned?

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