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Monday August 19

07:14
Chicago Music Industry Summit returns to Apple...

This September, one of Apple’s top stores in the U.S. will once again host a series of music leaders with the goal of supporting local arts communities. The second annual Chicago Music Industry Summit at Apple Michigan Avenue has been announced with registration for the first two weeks of sessions now live.

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07:04
First full ‘Morning Show’ trailer teases ‘Newsroom...

Apple has now shared a lengthy The Morning Show trailer after the frustratingly short and choppy teaser video last week.

The upcoming drama starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carell will be streamed on Apple TV+, the company’s original content video service set to launch in the fall…

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07:00
Nomad Stealth 3-Port USB Hub On Sale Today

The three USB ports are hidden underneath the nomad 3-port USB hub.

If you don’t have a USB hub by now, you’re probably suffering from the inability to charge up more than one device at a time. That’s why we have this stealthy Nomad 3-port USB Hub on sale today for just $19.99 - we don’t like for our readers to suffer!

Usually priced at $50, the Nomad 3-Port Charging Hub is capable of charging up to 3 devices at once and is designed to blend into your home’s decor. Discreetly hidden under its matte rubber top, Hub’s backside houses three high-powered standard USB ports and a cable routing passage for clean cable management. This charging hub features an LED indicator which lets...

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06:51
Full trailer for Apple TV + 'The Morning Show...




A week after the teaser debuted for the Apple TV+ show 'The Morning Show,' Apple has released the full trailer for the drama starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carell

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06:50
Facebook Moderator Counselors Under Pressure to...

In recent times, reports emerged about the toll being a Facebook moderator took on people. The company introduced access to on-site counselling for staff. However, The Intercept found that some therapists were put under pressure to disclose what was discussed in those confidential sessions.

Access to on-site counseling is one of the few bright points for this workforce. But now even this grim perk has been undermined by corporate prying, according to a letter drafted by a group of about a dozen Austin moderators who work across Facebook and Instagram. The letter alleges that, starting in early July, Accenture managers attempted to pressure multiple on-site counselors to share information relating to topics discussed in employee trauma sessions. This information was understood by both counselors and Accenture employees to be confidential, said several Accenture sources interviewed by The Intercept. It is not clear what specific information related to the...

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06:39
Disney+ will let you subscribe on iOS and tvOS using...

Disney today confirmed new availability details for its upcoming Disney+ subscription streaming service, which goes live in the US on November 12 for $6.99 per month.

The company confirmed that it will roll out apps for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. Interestingly, they will also let you subscribe to Disney+ from inside the app, which means Apple will be able to take its typical 15% to 30% commission on subscription revenue.

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06:38
Apple technologies have created 325,000 jobs in...




Apple Korea has revealed its local employment figures for the first time ever, prompted by increasing calls for multinational tech giants to increase transparency about their profits and taxes in South Korea.

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06:34
Disney+ will stream Apple TV, iPhone, iPad at launch...




Disney's upcoming streaming service Disney+ will be available to use on a wide variety of streaming platforms including the Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad at launch when it goes live on November 12.

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06:21
Apple says it’s created 325,000 jobs in Samsung’s...

Apple has created a new web page announcing that it has “directly and indirectly” created more than 325,000 jobs in South Korea, home to supplier and rival Samsung.

It says that around 200,000 of these are associated with the App Store, suggesting that the majority of these jobs are in independent software development businesses…

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05:54
Apple says it has created over 325,000 jobs in Korea

For the first time, Apple Korea revealed on Monday figures for its local employment in South Korea, reports The Korea Herald.

According to the Apple Korea home page, the tech giant has directly and indirectly created over 325,000 jobs in Korea, including around 200,000 new positions in connection with the Apple App Store in 2008. 

“Apple has been operating its business in the Korean market for over 20 years and takes pride in contributing to the economic growth of the country,” the company states on the website. ““In Korea, Apple raises more than 4.7 trillion won ($3.9 billion) in profit from the App Store and cooperates with over 200 companies across the country.”

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05:50
Donate to U.S. National Parks Using Apple Pay

From August 17 to August 25, the first 100,000 transactions at Apple retail stores, the online store, or the Apple Store app will donate US$10 to U.S. national parks.

We’re celebrating our national parks with a $10 donation for each Apple Pay purchase at an Apple Store, on apple.com, or through the Apple Store app in the U.S. from August 17 through 25. Limited to the first 100,000 transactions. Subject to $10 minimum purchase.

I think this is great. U.S. national parks could soon get a big US$1 million donation.


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05:48
Scatter plot of every music genre, interactive, with...

This is impressive work. If you scroll down below all the genres, you’ll find:

Every Noise at Once is an ongoing attempt at an algorithmically-generated, readability-adjusted scatter-plot of the musical genre-space, based on data tracked and analyzed for 3,311 genre-shaped distinctions by Spotify as of 2019-08-16. The calibration is fuzzy, but in general down is more organic, up is more mechanical and electric; left is denser and more atmospheric, right is spikier and bouncier.

If you are on a Mac browser, type command-F and enter a search term, like “rock”. That’ll make the page a bit easier to navigate.

Click a genre and you’ll hear a short example snippet. Once selected, click the chevron that appears on the right and you’ll dive in. Click Playlist (at the top) and you’ll get a Spotify playlist.

I’d love to see something like this for Apple Music. This’d be fantastic for music discovery.

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05:43
Carriers throttle online video regardless of network...

More than 650,000 tests reveal that US carriers throttle online video on their mobile networks, and do this whether or not those networks are congested.

All four of the main carriers were found to be engaged in this, though the video services they throttled varied…

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05:38
I dropped my AirPods case in the sand and all the...

First, follow the headline link to see the image. It’s interesting and, at first, I found it hard to believe.

But then I read this. Now I believe.

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05:36
Sonos 'Move' portable Bluetooth speaker...




The first images of what Sonos' first attempt at a portable Bluetooth speaker have leaked, with the HomePod competitor Sonos 'Move' offering smart speaker abilities while also able to be used both with and separately from an existing Sonos speaker network via the addition of Bluetooth.

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05:33
Apple Card and three occurrences of “currently”

From the Manage your Apple Card account Apple Support document:

Apple Card is currently available only to customers participating in the Apple Card Preview.

A reminder, this is still Apple Card Preview times. Somewhat like a beta, but with more legal obligations. So if you are not getting the card invite, consider the possibility that you signed up to be notified when the card is available, and not for the preview itself.

Credit limit increases are not currently supported.

If you tap the “…” button, then scroll to “Credit Details”, you’ll see your credit limit. Given that the vast majority of credit cards offer some mechanism to bump your credit limit, I’d expect this to change. Again, this is a beta period.

Only the account owner can currently use Apple Card. If a family member or friends wants to use Apple Card they will need to apply for Apple Card.

This last one is interesting. There’s an implication that you’ll be able to allow future...

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05:29
The First Woman in Apollo Mission Control

We’ve just finished marking the 50th anniversary of the first man on the moon. Of course, there were a number of Apollo missions before that. National Geographic told the story of Poppy Northcutt.  Aged 25, she became the first woman inside Apollo mission control.

“The whole society discouraged me” from a career in engineering, she recalls. Nevertheless, when she graduated early from what was then the University of Texas with a degree in mathematics, she knew she wanted to work in the space program, and in 1965 she got a job crunching numbers for NASA through TRW, one of the space agency’s contractors. “My job title was ‘computress’—a gendered computer,” she recalls. Computresses were subordinate to all-male teams of engineers… “Interesting little bugs kept showing up,” Northcutt recalls. “A small or inconsequential error could be fatal.” That lesson was driven home during the disastrous Apollo 13 mission, when Northcutt and team had to troubleshoot their...

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05:02
President Trump Says Tim Cook Made ‘Good Case’...

U.S. President Donald Trump said Tim Cook made a “good case” against tariffs when the men met over dinner on Friday evening.


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05:00
WiGig support in future Macs would be nice

Hopefully, future Macs will add support for 802.11ad, also known as WiGig (although it will almost certainly come to the iPhone and iPad first) Its name makes it sound like the follow-up to 802.11ad, but that's not the case.

WiGig isn't aimed at replacing your wireless network. Instead it's designed to aid your existing Wi-Fi by providing a fast, direct link between devices. More on that in a moment.

802.11ad marks the coming of 7Gbps wireless. Data transfer rates are purportedly over 10 times the maximum speed previously enabled within the IEEE 802.11 standard.This involves fast speeds over short distances; 802.11ad will deliver 7Gbps speeds over 60GHz frequencies.

WiGig is so fast that it can be used as a "wireless bus extension." In other words, it can wirelessly substitute for hardware inside your Mac. Imagine a hard drive sitting on your desk -- or near your desk -- but not physically connected to your computer. If both...

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05:00
How to use Google Maps’ re-routing option on the...

I use my phone constantly for directions, as I’m sure millions of drivers do. And one of the primary situation I and others run into is that the chosen route turns out to be a bad one due to traffic, road closures, or accidents.

Apple Maps in iOS only lets you pick among possible routes when starting, although it will warn you and re-route while you’re underway. Google Maps for iOS has an in-progress re-routing option that isn’t as obvious, based on reader email.

While you’re actively following a route, tap the icon at the bottom of Google Maps that looks like a fork in the road with the left path dotted and one right path in black. It brings up an overview of the map showing alternatives and the estimated time difference compared to the current map.

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04:46
Donate to US National Parks by using Apple Pay at an...




Apple is promoting Apple Pay with a charitable offer to users based in the United States, with a pledge to donate $10 to the National Parks Foundation for customers spending money at Apple Stores using the mobile payments platform until August 25.

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04:46
Leaked marketing images and name of the upcoming...

We learned earlier this month that we’d soon be seeing the first ever Sonos Bluetooth speaker. Existing Sonos speakers are Wi-Fi-only, but the upcoming model is said to support both wireless communication standards, as well as offering AirPlay 2 functionality.

We’ve already seen one photo of the speaker, which looks like a more cylindrical version of the $200 Sonos One, but we’re today seeing more …

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04:08
Parental controls for Spotify Premium Family rolling...

Parental controls for Spotify Premium Family are finally starting to roll out, though oddly only in Ireland for now. The company said today that other markets will get the update later in the year, without explaining the reason for the delay.

Parents will now be able to control the Explicit Content Filter setting of all other accounts on their plan (these parental controls are a long-requested feature).

The update is now available in Ireland and will rollout in all markets with Premium Family this fall …

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04:00
iMessage is never coming to Android, so please stop...

Ask any Android user to name an Apple app that they’d like to have on their Galaxy or Pixel phone and the answer will almost universally be the same: iMessage. And the likely reason behind that answer? Green bubbles.

While Android users have no idea whether the person they’re texting with has an iPhone, Android, or a Windows Phone, Apple makes it very clear what device you and your friends are using. Messages from iPhone users are wrapped in serene blue bubbles while everyone else’s bubbles are colored in a garish green hue.

And we Android users would love for that to change. Not only are we tired of our iPhone-loving friends chiding us for ruining group messages, but we’d also like to see what all of the fuss is about. We’re still waiting for a do-it-all messaging app on Android, and an Apple client is certainly intriguing, especially for those of use still lamenting the loss of Allo. I’m willing to bet that if Apple were to release an iMessage Android client in the...

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03:30
What we might expect from Apple’s A13 chip

We’re still a long way away from hearing anything official about Apple’s next system-on-a-chip. The A13 is likely to be unveiled in September, along with the new iPhones it will power. But the design, manufacture, and testing of these chips takes years, far too long for Apple to suddenly make radical changes. The A13 design is likely, for all intents and purposes, set in stone by now.

By looking at past A-series chips and extrapolating from what we know of the manufacturing process Apple will use this year, we can get a reasonable picture about what to expect from the A13 chip. It will almost certainly be the fastest SoC Apple has ever developed for iPhones, but exactly how fast can we expect?

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03:15
Trump says he and Apple CEO Tim Cook discussed...

President Donald Trump stated that he spoke with Apple CEO Tim Cook about tariffs as well as South Korean competitor Samsung.

Trump stated that Cook made a “good case” as to how it would be difficult for Apple to pay tariffs, especially when Samsung does not face this obstacle given how much of its manufacturing takes place in South Korea.

“I thought he made a very compelling argument,” Trump told reporters on Sunday. The president said he had dinner with Cook on Friday evening.

Trump has presently ordered 10 percent tariffs on an additional $300 billion in goods imported from China. All of the tariffs were scheduled to go into effect on September 1st, but Trump has delayed some of the import duties until December 15th given concerns as to how they might impact the holiday shopping season.

“It’s tough for Apple to pay tariffs if it’s competing with a very good company that’s not,” Trump said.

From its end, Apple is expected to release its next-...

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03:00
How to retrieve your Apple Card number via the...

As spiffy as the Apple Card is, there are no numbers printed on the card itself.

Still, you can retrieve your credit card number through the Wallet App without too much fuss.

There is a method to this madness. Via having no numbers on the front of the card, this makes it more secure against card theft. The Apple Card can also switch card numbers on the fly, which is an interesting new feature and a new card number can be requested with only one tap.

In order to retrieve your Apple Card number, just go through the following steps:That still leaves the question of how you get the card number in the first place. Unsurprisingly, like a lot of services designed by Apple, it’s a relatively quick process.

  • On your iPhone, open the Wallet app.
  • Select your Apple Card by tapping on it.
  • Tap the...
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03:00
QNAP HS-453DX NAS box review: The most powerful...

The QNAP HS-453DX is the most capable multimedia NAS box on the planet. But it's very pricey and just how useful its direct audio/video output will be depends on your setup. But it's not dead easy to use.

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03:00
LumaFusion 2.0 review: More tracks, streamlined UI...

iPadOS promises to bring improved multitasking, multiple windows from the same app, and support for SMB servers and external drives. That last one is of particular interest to mobile video editors, because it will enable access to video and audio content saved on USB hard drives and network-attached storage.

LumaTouch is poised to take advantage of this revolution with version 2.0 of LumaFusion, the company’s popular mobile video editing app.

Back on track

LumaFusion 2.0 improves upon everything that made the initial version great. First and foremost are the number of tracks, which have doubled to a maximum of six for video (including titles and graphics) with accompanying audio, plus another six for imported audio like music, sound effects, and voiceovers—a whopping 12 tracks of sound!

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03:00
Former Apple product manager now at Impossible Foods


Impossible Foods has hired Ravi Thakkar, a former product manager at Apple, in the new position of vice president of Product Management.

Thakkar will build and lead a team of product managers at Impossible Foods. The Redwood City, California-based food tech startup currently sells the Impossible Burger, and its scientists are working on a range of plant-based meat and dairy foods.

Thakkar joins Impossible Foods from Apple, where he served as iPhone Product Manager in the Worldwide Product Marketing division. Before Apple, Thakkar held several product leadership roles at Motorola Mobility, a mobile devices company acquired by Google.



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00:00
How to report and remove iCloud calendar spam

Are you seeing junk calendar notifications or events pop up on your iCloud calendar on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac? Read on for how to report and remove iCloud calendar spam.

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Sunday August 18

23:29
Apple Arcade offers a sneak peek with the early...

In March, Apple announced a new kind of gaming service that allowed Apple TV, Mac, and iOS users to access a group of paid apps at a monthly cost. Today,…

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21:00
MIT experts find a way to reduce video stream...

Is there anything more annoying that trying to watch a video on a slow internet connection shared with a bunch of other users? Skips, endless buffering, and ugly pixelation can ruin the experience of watching a movie or TV show when everyone in your...

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20:49
NASA selects proposals for smallsats built to study...

NASA is expanding plans to use small satellites (aka smallsats) to explore the Solar System. The agency has picked two proposals for smallsat technology that would improve observations in deep space, where they could help improve models that predict...

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19:33
Twitter is displaying China-made ads attacking Hong...

Twitter is finding itself at the heart of a heated political battle. Pinboard and other users have observed Twitter running ads from China's state-backed media outlet Xinhua attacking the Hong Kong protesters opposed to both a (since-suspended) extr...

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19:00
Apple’s next store in Japan is coming soon to Tokyo’...

Apple is busy realizing a major retail expansion in Japan. New stores have opened and classic locations have been steadily remodeled over the past year. In Tokyo, Apple is now putting the finishing touches on a brand new store opening soon in the Marunouchi district.

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18:14
'Rainbow Six: Siege' adds a 'Fortnite...

Ubisoft can't resist the siren's call of introducing Fortnite-like Battle Passes in Rainbow Six: Siege. On top of unveiling the details of Year 4's third season (more on that in a bit), the company has outlined plans for Battle Passes in its tactical...

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17:01
Three UK rolls out 5G home internet access in London

Yet another carrier is offering 5G in the UK -- although it's not on your phone. Three has launched 5G home broadband in parts of London, giving people "fibre-like speeds" (the carrier hasn't given specific numbers) without requiring a technician vi...

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16:19
Apple to donate $10 for all Apple Pay transactions

After the ‘Back to School‘ promotion and exclusive Apple Pay deals, Apple has revealed a new program to support the U.S. National Parks. The Cupertino-based firm pledges $10 for all…

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16:14
New Ceramic and Titanium Apple Watch Models Revealed...

Leaked assets show that Apple may be releasing a new titanium and ceramic Apple Watch. The company has sold ceramic models before, but not on the Series 4. Meanwhile, titanium…

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15:40
Sonos' portable smart speaker leaks in greater...

There might not be much of a surprise left by the time Sonos unveils its first portable speaker. The crew at WinFuture has obtained pictures and details that appear to offer much clearer idea of how the hybrid smart speaker will work -- including wh...

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15:15
President Trump says Tim Cook made 'good case...




President Donald Trump says that Apple CEO Tim Cook made a compelling argument that it would be difficult for Apple to pay 10% tariffs on its imports from China, when Samsung does not face similar hurdles.

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14:23
Trump says Tim Cook made a ‘compelling argument’...

The President and Apple CEO Tim Cook met for dinner on Friday night. In an interview with reporters, Donald Trump said the pair discussed the impact of tariffs on Apple’s business.

Cook reportedly argued that it would be hard for Apple to pay tariffs on its Chinese-assembled products, because many of its competitors do not have to pay the same level of tariffs, namely Samsung whose manufacturing is mostly located in South Korea (via CNBC).

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14:20
Kevin Smith is making a 'He-Man' anime...

Netflix is working with filmmaker Kevin Smith (Clerks, Mallrats) to create a He-Man limited anime series entitled Masters of the Universe: Revelation. Smith, who'll serve as the project's showrunner and executive producer, has unveiled the new show a...

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13:18
How to transfer playlists from Spotify to Apple Music




So you've decided to move from from one streaming service to another but you don't want to leave behind years of painstakingly curated playlists and collections of songs, albums, and artists. We've got the perfect solution -- here's how to take all your playlists with you.

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13:18
How to transfer playlists from Spotify to Apple Music




So you've decided to move from from one streaming service to another but you don't want to leave behind years of painstakingly curated playlists and collections of songs, albums, and artists. We've got the perfect solution -- here's how to take all your playlists with you.

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12:59
Logic Pros: One click solutions to naming regions in...

Naming regions in Logic and color coding tracks isn’t exactly the most exciting aspect of music production, but it can make for a much more enjoyable session in the end. Not only can messy projects get in the way of productivity — usually increasing the time it takes to navigate a project and locate specific tracks, parts, and regions — but they can also lead to otherwise avoidable mistakes and even make you look unprofessional in front of clients. Today we are exploring some amazing one-click solutions to get your Logic Pro X sessions looking right and to keep you focused on what really counts. more…

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12:34
SpaceX Starman Roadster completes its first orbit...

Starman and his Tesla Roadster are now regular denizens of space. According to data from Where is Roadster, the cosmic driver has completed his first orbit around the Sun, taking 557 days since the first Falcon Heavy launch to circle our home star....

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11:03
Ransomware attack in Texas targets local government...

Ransomware attacks against local governments are still a clear problem, and Texas is discovering this first hand. The state has revealed that 23 government entities reported a ransomware attack on the morning of August 16th. Most of these were "sma...

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09:46
Tesla's relaunched solar power efforts include...

Tesla has relaunched its troubled solar power efforts, and that now includes an option that might be more affordable for some homeowners. The company has debuted a Rent Solar program that lets residents in six states (Arizona, California, Connecticut...

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09:14
ICYMI: DJI Osmo 3 gimbal, tiny battery packs,...




Each week, there are a ton of great products that get released that we don't have time to cover. Here are our top picks for new gear from the last seven days you should check out including new a new DJI gimbal, tiny and powerful battery packs, wireless chargers, and more.

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09:01
Apple Card: How to lock your physical card with the...

One of the ways Apple Card is unique is that it doesn’t have a card number printed on the physical card itself. Nonetheless, if you lose your Apple Card, you’ll still want to lock it to prevent any sort of fraud. Here’s how to do that.

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08:38
IKEA doubles down on smart home ambitions with new ‘...

IKEA has announced that it is increasing its investment in smart home technology and products. This comes as the company has gradually expanded into the smart home market with low-cost products that often integrate with Apple’s HomeKit platform.

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08:30
After Math: Plead the fifth

With Dave Chappelle coming back to Netflix for the one, two, three, four, fif time later this month, we're taking a look at all of this week's headlines that will make you want to plead against self-incrimination.

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07:58
This week’s top stories: New Apple Watch designs,...

In this week’s top stories: Apple running early access program for Apple Arcade, watchOS 6 beta confirms design changes for the Apple Watch, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest news.

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06:52
iPhone is the most reliable phone and here’s why

The smartphone market is filled with a plethora of options from various companies and pricing options ranging from dirt-cheap to exorbitant. Buying a phone for a very limited number of…

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06:24
Ikea is 'just getting started' in smart...




Ikea has announced that it will aggressively grow its burgeoning smart home line that includes HomeKit compatibility, and is creating a daughter company called "Ikea Home smart" to do so.

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06:00
“Inclusive” tech conference surprises registrees...

If Macworld Expo had tried this BS back in the day, there would have been a lot fewer people at Macworld Expo.

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05:46
Get a portable charger for your phone by RAVPower...

Life doesn’t have to be an emergency when you’re about to leave the house and your smartphone only has 25% left in the tank. A trusty power bank, like the…

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05:31
'Pokemon Go' on eight phones while driving...




Multiple California Apple Stores robbed, driver stopped with eight-iPhone 'Pokemon Go' rig, 23 iPhones stolen from one Walmart, and more in the Apple crime blotter.

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05:30
The best smart home sensors for Alexa

By Jennifer Pattison Tuohy

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 guide to smart home sens...

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Saturday August 17

23:18
Runkeeper drops its Wear OS app due to a 'buggy...

Add Runkeeper to the list of companies dropping their smartwatch apps -- albeit not for the usual reasons. The developer is warning customers that it's scrapping its Wear OS app as of the 9.13 release. It's "just not able" to deliver the best exper...

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19:02
These 2019 15-inch MacBook Pros are $400 off with...




Bonus savings are in effect with our exclusive MacBook Pro promo code from Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama. With top models now $400 off, these are the best deals on Apple's premium 2019 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops, with savings on AppleCare to boot.

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19:00
Drako's GTE electric supercar will be a four-...

The new Tesla Roadster won't be the only wildly overpowered electric supercar arriving in the near future. Drako Motors (a startup created by Barracuda Networks co-founder Dean Drako) has unveiled the GTE, an electric sedan that's built to take on t...

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16:50
'Travis Strikes Again' comes to PC and PS4...

You won't have to own a Switch to play a modern take on the No More Heroes universe. Suda51's Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Complete Edition is now slated to launch on PC (via Steam) and PS4 October 17th. The expanded title includes both the...

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16:26
App developers claim tracking changes on iOS 13 ‘...

Apple has made several changes for the iOS 13, which included location tracking permissions. As it turns out, app creators are not too happy about it and have asked the…

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16:17
Bluetooth security flaw gets patched by Apple

Bluetooth SIG, the group responsible for wireless communication technology standards has officially acknowledged a Bluetooth security flaw. The vulnerability can force a pairing with your device. Bluetooth connections are characterized…

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16:02
HomePod is now available for pre-order in Japan

Apple’s promise that the HomePod will be sold in Japan is coming to fruition. The company announced in a press release that the voice-activated smart speaker will be available to…

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15:21
Nintendo says there is no Switch exchange program

You might not want to buy a first-generation Switch with the assumption Nintendo will replace it with a new model. A Nintendo spokesperson has flatly denied that swaps are available, telling The Verge that "we do not have a Nintendo Switch exchange...

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14:03
IKEA creates a business unit devoted to smart home...

It's clear by now that IKEA is serious about smart home tech between its Sonos-powered speakers and connected lights, but the home furniture giant wants to formalize that commitment. It just established a full-fledged Home Smart business unit that,...

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Hands-on: FCPX Stabilizer 2.0 adds amazing...

Final Cut Pro X features a decent built-in stabilization system that can easily be enabled with just a click in the Inspector. However, if you’re looking for a much more robust and customizable stabilization system, look no further than Pixel Film Studios’ FCPX Stabilizer 2.0. For a limited time, you can get 30% off by using code 9to5pixel.

In this hands-on video, we showcase how this plugin can not only perform simple stabilizations, but is capable of breathing new life into otherwise mundane footage. more…

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How to find your Apple Card number to buy something...




How do you buy something with a credit card that has no numbers printed on it? Fortunately, thanks to the Wallet App, you can get your card number in just a few seconds with no fuss.

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US will reportedly give Huawei another temporary...

Huawei hasn't had any luck reversing the US trade ban despite promises of removing some restrictions. It might be a long while before the company is forced to cut all its ties, however. Reuters sources have claimed the Commerce Department is expect...

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Beto O'Rourke wants to hold internet companies...

If some politicians have their way, internet companies might be held responsible for hate that exists on their platform. Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke has proposed amending the Communication Decency Act's Section 230, which protects internet...

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The HomePod Is Slated to Debut in Japan

Apple’s HomePod smart speaker is headed to Japan, indicating that Apple is far from giving up on it, despite its small market share.

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Apple donating $10 per select Apple Pay transactions...

After celebrating the back to school season with exclusive Apple Pay deals last week, Apple has today announced a new promotion aimed at supporting national parks in the U.S. The company is promising to donate $10 to the National Parks Foundation for every Apple Pay transaction made at Apple over the next week.

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Apple’s HomePod sales increase 81% year-over-year in...

Global sales of smart speakers continued to soar in the second quarter (Q2) of 2019, reaching 30.3 million units, nearly double the same period in 2018, according to the latest research from Strategy Analytics

With a 21.9% share Amazon remained the leading brand, although its share has fallen from 29.1% in Q2 2018. Google retained second place, followed by Baidu, Alibaba and Xiaomi. Apple’s HomePod sales increased 81% compared to a year earlier, but its share fell slightly and it remained in sixth place.

“Q2 sales increased in all regions, both year-on-year and quarter-on-quarter, and Asia-Pacific remained the largest region,” says David Watkins, director at Strategy Analytics. “The continued surge in demand for smart speakers in China has led us to marginally increase our full year 2019 global forecast to 148.8 million units and we now expect the global installed base of...

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The next Apple Watch may come in titanium and...

Apple Watch Series 4 appeared to mark the death of the Edition line, but those luxurious models might be ready to come roaring back. iHelp BR said it has discovered animations in the watchOS 6 beta that reference not just the previously rumored retu...

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Apple donating part of Apple Pay purchases to U.S....

From Aug.17-25, Apple is donating $10 to the National Park Foundation for every purchase made with Apple Pay at any Apple Store, on apple.com, or in the Apple Store app.

The National Park Foundation is the official charitable partner of the National Park Service. Together they work to protect and enhance everyone’s ability to enjoy the natural, cultural, and historic treasures within America’s national parks. You can learn more about U.S. national parks with special collections on the Apple TV, Apple Music, Apple Books, Apple Podcasts, and the Apple App Store Aug. 17-25, as well.



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Review: The BenQ PD3220U 4K HDR Thunderbolt 3...




The BenQ PD3220U 4K HDR monitor is a dream for designers, and with the very-high end Apple Pro Display XDR looming, we spent some time testing this powerful alternative.

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Hitting the Books: How big tech might monopolize AI

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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'Mining Bitcoin On a 1983 Apple II: a Highly...

option8 ((Slashdot reader #16,509) writes: TL;DR: Mining Bitcoin on a 1MHz 8-bit processor will cost you more than the world's combined economies, and take roughly 256 trillion years.

"But it could happen tomorrow. It's a lottery, after all," explains the blog post (describing this mad scientist as a hardware hacker and "self-taught maker", determined to mine bitcoin "in what must be the slowest possible way. I call it 8BITCOIN....")

There's also a Twitch.TV stream, with some appropriate 8-bit music, and the blog post ends by including his own bitcoin address, "If you feel like you absolutely must throw some money at me and this project."
"Upon doing some research, I found that, not only were other 8-bit platforms being put to the task, but other, even more obscure and outdated hardware. An IBM 1401 from the 1960s, a rebuilt Apollo Guidance Computer, and even one deranged individual who demonstrated the hashing algorithm by hand. It turns out, those examples...

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Developers criticize Apple’s changes to location...

iOS 13 introduces a number of changes for how developers are able to use user locations. Now, a group of app developers have joined forces to call the changes anti-competitive, and are taking their complaints directly to Tim Cook.

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Apple launches early access program for Apple Arcade




Apple has started an internal employee-only testing round of Apple Arcade, giving them a chance to check out and stress-test the highly anticipated game streaming service.

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Pebble Beach seems a bit too fancy for a dune buggy. But as I slowly roll down 17 Mile road behind the wheel of Volkswagen's latest electric concept car while trailing supercars, priceless vintage vehicles and RVs, folks alongside the road are ta...

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Apple running early access program for Apple Arcade...

Apple announced Apple Arcade back in March when it held its special event dedicated to Services. Apple Arcade will allow iOS, Mac, and Apple TV users to pay a flat monthly fee and access a bundle of otherwise paid apps through the App Store.

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Apple running early access program for Apple Arcade...

Apple announced Apple Arcade back in March when it held its special event dedicated to Services. Apple Arcade will allow iOS, Mac, and Apple TV users to pay a flat monthly fee and access a bundle of otherwise paid apps through the App Store.

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The Morning After: The struggles of Formula 1's...

Welcome to your weekend. Work email is off and it's time to enjoy the summer weekend. Maybe that'll include a new pair of wireless noise-canceling headphones from Bose, maybe it'll include applying for some free money from Google. You could also get...

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Ask Engadget: I'm a student trying to find my...

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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Making the Grade: What’s the state of Apple in...

Apple’s long had an interesting in their products being used in primary, secondary, and university settings. I believe this is partly due to the revenue opportunities (including e-rate), but I also know that Apple truly does care about the learning environment of students. One thing to consider for Apple is by investing in education, they are investing in their future customers and future employees. After attending the ISTE conference in Philadelphia, I have a clearer picture of where Apple is at, and where they are headed in Education. I love some of their strategies, and I have concerns about other parts, so I wanted to put all my thoughts together in a State of Apple in Education in 2019. more…

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Activity trends in iOS 13

I’m really looking forward to playing around with this data.

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Korg Volca Modular synth review: As weird as it is...

This review is a little different. Normally when Engadget reviews something, we're bringing years of experience and expertise to the table. But not here. The Volca Modular is a semimodular, West Coast-style synthesizer. And until I received this revi...

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A pair of assets have been harvested out of the latest watchOS 6 beta, pointing to new Apple Watch models in ceramic and titanium coming in the fall.

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Clean and charge your phones with the PhoneSoap 3...

The PhoneSoap 3 UV Sanitizer gets a welcome discount at 20% off to just $63.96, and at the color of your choosing, to boot. First appearing on Discovery Channel and…

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Notable apps and updates, Aug. 12-17

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.

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Ergonis Software has rolled out KeyCue 9.4, an update of their keyboard shortcut cheat sheet for macOS. Now distributed as a notarized disk image, the new version enhances the folder view feature and improves overall stability as well as compatibility with certain third-party apps.

KeyCue 9.4 requires macOS 10.7 or later. The upgrade is free for anyone who purchased a license for KeyQue 8 or KeyCue 9 on or after Oct. 1, 2017. Upgrade paths are available for owners of older licenses. For new users the cost is $19.99 for a single user license and $29.95 for a family pack.

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03:58
Editorial ‘Today’ stories in App Store now available...

Apple has updated its Preview page on the App Store to allow viewers to read the full story from inside a web browser. Now, the same experience as with other…

The post Editorial ‘Today’ stories in App Store now available to view on desktops appeared first on iLounge.

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03:56
Newly-rebuilt Apple store in Florida to open on 24th...

Apple Waterside Shops will be showing off its new looks on August 24 with a grand reopening. The Apple Store closed on September 2018 for expansion purposes; on August 24,…

The post Newly-rebuilt Apple store in Florida to open on 24th of August appeared first on iLounge.

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03:52
Apple job count now at 2.4 million

Apple has announced in a press release that they are responsible for the creation of 2.4 million jobs across the United States. Through the staff and suppliers, the Cupertino-based company…

The post Apple job count now at 2.4 million appeared first on iLounge.

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watchOS 6 assets reveal new Apple Watch models...

Apple is continuing its asset leak spree. We already saw an iPhone asset in iOS 13 beta 7 that seemingly confirmed the date of the iPhone event, and now iHelpBR has found assets that show new Apple Watch models is on the way.

The images indicate Apple is about to launch a new ceramic Apple Watch, and a new titanium Watch. Apple has sold ceramic watches in the past, but did not offer a ceramic Series 4, and titanium is a wholly new direction for Apple Watch case materials.

more…

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00:28
Lawmakers urge the FCC to seek public input on T-...

T-Mobile and Sprint found a powerful ally in FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, who officially endorsed the merger after the DOJ's conditional approval in August. In fact, Pai asked the FCC's commissioners to vote in favor of the deal, and the two Republican mem...

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