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Tuesday November 6

15:26
First MacBook Air, Mac mini, and iPad Pro pre-orders...

As the clock turns to November 7th around the world, the first MacBook Air, Mac mini, and iPad Pro pre-orders are beginning to arrive to eager customers. Have you received yours yet?

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14:42
LG’s highly anticipated Thunderbolt 3-enabled 5K...

After months of delays, LG’s 5K UltraWide 34WK95U display is now available for purchase. The availability lines up perfectly with the release of Apple’s new Mac mini and MacBook Air hardware. more…

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14:35
iPad Pro, Retina MacBook Air, and Mac mini video...

Over the past few days, reviews for Apple’s latest iPad Pros, MacBook Air, and Mac mini have started rolling in. While we’ve rounded up all of the written reviews for each of the new products, there are also a slew of video reviews available as well…

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14:34
Massive Procreate for iPad update available with...

Procreate for iPad is seeing its second major update to the app for the year today, and with it comes a slew of new features and fixes that will improve your productivity when using the app.

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14:28
Apple Daily Report: investor dumps Apple stock due...

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.

Kevin O'Leary, chairman of O'Shares ETFs and an investor on Shark Tank, told CNBC he dumped Apple stock within "seconds" of the tech giant's announcement last week that it would stop revealing device unit sales. "Don't ever tell me on a call, I don't care who you are, what I should know and what I shouldn't," he said on "Fast Money Halftime Report." "I'll decide what's relevant.”

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Apple manufacturer, Foxconn Technology Group is considering bringing in personnel from China to help staff a large facility under construction in southern Wisconsin as it struggles to find...

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13:50
Qualcomm must license modem tech to rivals like...




Denying a motion to delay court proceedings while settlement talks are ongoing, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh on Tuesday issued a preliminary ruling against Qualcomm in the Federal Trade Commission's antitrust lawsuit.

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13:40
9to5Mac Daily: November 6, 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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13:35
∞ Live polar bear camera

Fall is Polar Bear season in northern Manitoba, and throughout November you can check out on a live cam what they are up to in the Wapusk National Park.

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13:18
Best cases and sleeves for the 2018 MacBook Air from...

Whether your shiny new Retina MacBook Air is arriving tomorrow or you’re planning on picking one up soon, keeping it protected is probably on your mind. Follow along for a look at the best cases and sleeves for the 2018 MacBook Air.

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13:15
OtterBox announces Defender Series for 2018 iPad Pro...

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13:00
Macworld Podcast: Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 9...

The Macworld staff talks about the new iPhone XR, new MacBook Air, and new Mac mini. What’s going on with Apple’s stock price? We also respond to your comments and questions for Leif Johnson, Dan Masaoka, and Michael Simon in the Macworld Podcast, episode 629.

Watch us live

Due to scheduling conflicts this week, the Macworld Podcast will broadcast an hour earlier than its usual time. This episode will air on Wednesday, November 7, at 9 a.m. Pacific. You can watch on Twitter via Periscope or on the Macworld YouTube channel.

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12:43
Here are some of the best cases for Apple's...




It might be tempting to use a new iPad Pro naked, especially if you've paid for AppleCare+. The brute fact however is that iPads are fragile and expensive -- you should get a case as soon as possible if you want to be genuinely mobile. These are some of the better early options shipping now or within a matter of days.

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12:19
Leica's Q-P is a pricey full-frame camera with...

Leica is keeping up its habit of releasing subtly refined P variants of its cameras, this time focusing on its full-frame street camera, the Q. The newly unveiled Q-P mostly focuses on stealth, with the signature red Leica dot going away in favor of...

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12:18
Apple releases minor iOS 12.1 update for iPhone XR

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12:16
Apple posts version of iOS 12.1 for the iPhone Xr

Apple has posted a new version of iOS 12.1, especially for the iPhone Xr. You can download it by going to Settings --> General --> Software Update. 


Apple hasn’t explained what’s unique about the version of iOS 12.1 for the iPhone Xr. However, the operating system update itself adds Group FaceTime, dual SIM support, over 70 new emoji, and more. 



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11:57
Verizon cuts the price of its unlimited prepaid plan

Verizon (Engadget's parent company) appears to be feeling the heat from T-Mobile's Metro relaunch. It's shaking up its prepaid plans with an emphasis on better value at the high end. The price of the unlimited plan has effectively dropped by $10 to...

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11:53
CIRP: HomePod marketshare steadily growing, still...

HomePod was released earlier this year and has seen steady growth since. While we don’t expect massive sales anytime soon, mostly due to its high price point, the overall smart speaker market is still developing and will need time before any manufacturer will start seeing mass market adoption.

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11:29
Microsoft's Cortana boss is reportedly leaving...

Cortana's role at Microsoft is evolving (who'd have thought Alexa and Cortana would play nicely?), and the team in charge of the AI assistant looks to be changing as well. ZDNet sources claim that Microsoft's Corporate VP of Cortana, Javier Soltero,...

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11:22
The best Thunderbolt 3 eGPU cases for the 2018 Mac...




We've been talking about external GPUs for a while, even before Apple decided to launch official support for the technology. As a result, we've used them all, and have a few we'd like to recommend if you're getting into the technology for the first time with your new MacBook Air or Mac mini.

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11:19
Angela Ahrendts calls Thailand’s first Apple store ‘...

Ahead of the grand opening of Apple’s first retail location in Thailand this Saturday, November 10th, a new interview has shed more light on Apple’s thinking and goals for the project. Following last week’s special event at The Brooklyn Academy of Music, Thai YouTuber Ceemeagain Chatpawee sat down with retail SVP Angela Ahrendts in Williamsburg to learn more about Apple Iconsiam.

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11:10
Finances Mac and iOS app gains support for Siri...

Popular app Finances is receiving an update today on both iOS and macOS, adding support for a handful of goodies. Today’s update brings Siri Shortcuts and more.

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11:10
Animated 'Super Mario Bros.' movie...

Those rumors of a Super Mario Bros. animated movie in development? They're true. In a chat with Variety, Illumination founder Chris Meledandri confirmed that the animated flick was in "priority development" with hopes of putting it in theaters by 2...

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11:00
Furhat Robotics gives AI a face with its new social...

Voice assistants have their benefits, but it can be a bit weird to talk to a faceless robot voice all day. Stockholm-based technology startup Furhat Robotics is putting a face to our interactions with AI with Furhat, a social robot that is capable of...

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10:59
∞ Inside a huge data center filled with Mac minis

MacStadium got big props from Apple at their last event and deservedly so.

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10:55
∞ 2018 Retina MacBook Air review roundup

Along with the lifted embargo on the new iPads, the reviews of the new MacBook Air are rolling in as well.

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10:42
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With our 2.0 release today, Universe is coming to iPad, just in time for the new iPad Pros.

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10:41
∞ 12.9-inch iPad Pro review roundup

The embargo has lifted on the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro and all the usual suspects have posted.

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10:41
Apple issues second release of iOS 12.1 just for the...




Apple has rolled out a new release of iOS 12.1 specifically for the iPhone XR, with the update rolling out to the iPhone model if it has not already gone through the update process with the version released seven days ago.

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10:40
Foxconn says it won't staff Wisconsin plant...

Last year, Foxconn, a supplier to companies like Apple and Microsoft, announced plans for a factory in Racine, Wisconsin, a deal that promised to bring a $10 billion investment and 13,000 jobs to the area. But the details of that plan have changed in...

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10:30
Buy a 9.7-inch iPad at Costco for Black Friday-...

If you’re a Costco member, today you can pick up the 2018 128GB 9.7-inch iPad for close to the price of the entry-level 64GB version. The popular wholesale retailer is selling it for just $349.99 in space gray...

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10:25
Marvel’s unreleased 1994 Fantastic Four movie is now...

This is the last (hopefully) in a long string of awful Fantastic Four movies.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:16
Google's Pixel Slate is available to pre-order

Google has been coy about just when you could get your hands on a Pixel Slate, but it's ending that mystery today. Both Google and Best Buy have made the Chrome OS tablet available for pre-order, with the device reaching your door within two to thre...

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10:14
How to download your photos now before Flickr...




The photo sharing service is cutting back on your storage options and it isn't doing it nicely. AppleInsider shows you how to get your images out of Flickr before the company starts removing them.

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09:51
The Joker and Harley Quinn are going to wreak havoc...

The world of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is colliding with the DC Universe. The Joker and Harley Quinn -- the Jared Leto and Margot Robbie versions from Suicide Squad -- will be making an appearance in PUBG as playable character skins that will be...

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09:48
The best Amazon Echo add-ons and accessories

A few are goofy, but many are great: These mostly inexpensive gadgets can make Amazon’s smart speakers even better.

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09:45
Spark launches email templates for iOS and Mac to...

Popular email app Spark is out today with a big update: email templates for iOS and Mac. The new templates can even be shared across teams using Spark. Read on for all the details about this new useful update.

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09:40
Chase opens 'Apple Ultimate Rewards Store...




U.S. bank Chase on Tuesday opened the "Apple Ultimate Rewards Store," a site where people with eligible credit cards can knock down the price of Apple devices with points earned through purchases.

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 9.7″ iPad 128GB $350, Amazon...

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

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09:30
8BitDo’s Bluetooth mod kits put retired controllers...

The mini-console trend isn't just a case of repackaging classic, beloved games and cashing in on our shared retrophilia. There's also a practical reason for their existence: Most old consoles are incompatible with today's TVs. Unless you've held on t...

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09:16
Focal unveils new 100 Series outdoor loudspeakers

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09:01
TipBITS: Using the iPhone Camera’s Zoom Button

Certain recent models of the iPhone feature a dedicated zoom button in the Camera app’s viewfinder. It may do more than you realized.

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09:00
Dropbox Extensions arrive to enhance third-party...

Dropbox is out today with news that it is refreshing its third-party software integration program with new capabilities and partnerships. Dropbox Extensions will offer new features along with integration from big names like Adobe, Autodesk, Vimeo, Docusign, and more.

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09:00
Dropbox taps third-party apps for file editing on...

Dropbox started out as a simple online vault for your most important files, but over the years the company moved from just having a place to store and share documents to a place where you can get collaborative work done on them. Today, Dropbox is ann...

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08:57
Here are all of the Apple retail store openings,...




With few setbacks, Apple is almost continuously expanding and updating its global retail chain, now over 500 locations. Here's the company's evolution in 2018 so far, updated on Nov. 6 with the reopening date of Apple The Westchester in New York state.

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08:44
Chase launches Apple Ultimate Rewards Store for...

Chase is expanding its rewards program for credit card holders with a new way to buy Apple products using points. The new Apple Ultimate Rewards Store includes a variety of Apple hardware including iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, Mac, HomePod, and Apple TV. Chase is also launching a limited time offer on eligible Apple merchandise to promote the new program.

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08:44
Netflix has six new animated films and series in the...

As Disney gears up for its own streaming service, Netflix is adding to its slate of family content, and it just revealed six new animated projects that are in the works. As Variety reports, the latest animated additions include two films and four ser...

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08:33
Even with all the improvements to the iPad Pro, it...




I was hopeful that this would be the year that I could shift my workflow to the iPad Pro, but once again, there is nothing on Apple's tablet line that is able to usurp my Mac. Let's talk about why.

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08:27
Facebook’s cluelessness helped amplify Myanmar...

As the United States goes to the polls for the 2018 midterms, Facebook's influence is once again under scrutiny. The social network has published a report it commissioned in August from Business for Social Responsibility (BSR). The San Francisco&ndas...

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08:25
Parallels Toolbox 3 adds dark mode for macOS Mojave...




PC virtualization software producer Parallels has released Toolbox 3, with the updated collection of utilities introducing new and enhanced versions of existing tools, as well as adding support for features included in macOS Mojave like its dark mode.

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08:00
The best video-editing apps

Whether you're a YouTuber, filmmaker or hobbyist, there's an embarrassment of video apps available nowadays. On top of incredible free products like Blackmagic's DaVinci Resolve, pros can get more power than ever with Adobe Premiere Pro CC or Final C...

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07:56
Step up your fashion sense with the Amazon Echo Look...

When it comes to fashion, we can all use a little help. Of course, having a personal stylist is the dream, but the next-best thing is Amazon’s Echo Look. Amazon’s selling the $200 high-tech selfie cam for 50 percent off today,...

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07:55
BundleHunt Holiday Mac App bundles start at $5 with...

BundleHunt is back with its new Holiday Bundle that includes over 45 popular Mac Apps. Here’s how it works: pay the $5 fee and then you have access to each additional title at just $1 each. Many of these titles sell for $15 to $20 each, so if you’re looking to load up on popular utilities and apps, this is a great time. Each listing will become a permanent part of your library, and you can even purchase multiple license keys if you prefer. More details below, but a few notable apps in the latest BundleHunt promotion include Butler, IMazing, Disk Drill Pro, Roxio Toast Express, and Screens. Check out the entire list right here.

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07:33
Comment: Is Apple ceasing to report unit sales...

AAPL stock hasn’t been faring too well of late. Aside from general nervousness around tech stocks at present – something which has expanded out into the stock market as a whole – there were two specific factors making investors less optimistic about Apple.

One was that Apple offered holiday quarter guidance toward the low-end of analyst expectations. But the other was that Apple revealed that it would no longer report unit sales for iPhone, iPad and Mac …

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07:31
Google model identifies restaurants that could give...

Google could soon tell you which restaurants are more likely to give you food poisoning, thanks to an algorithm that can identify lapses in food safety in near real time. Working with researchers from Harvard University, Google tested a machine-learn...

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07:15
Find great PC accessories at all-time low prices in...
07:07
Nike+ Run Club gains Apple Watch Series 4 support...

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07:00
Sinemia offers discounted weekday-only movie...

Sinemia might have a way to get you to the movie theater on quieter days of the week. The service has launched weekday subscription plans that cut the prices if you're content with skipping movies on weekends. The exact discounts vary depending on...

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07:00
Mercedes’ AI research could mean faster package...

It looked and worked like a Ferris wheel and it seemed like a good idea. Packages would sit in the basket and rotate for easy access when about to be delivered. Then a gallon of milk got caught in a crossbeam and it exploded all over the back of the...

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06:46
iPhone XR maker Pegatron says labor shortages fixed...




Pegatron was able to solve workforce shortages in time for the October launch of the iPhone XR, and despite rumors is holding onto its share of production for the device, a report indicated this week.

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06:41
Xiaomi's true wireless 'AirDots'...

Despite big name partnerships with Microsoft and Facebook, Xiaomi is arguably better known for its super-cheap devices, which span smartphones to activity trackers. The Chinese manufacturer's latest budget offering is a pair of true wireless ea...

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06:28
Despite USB-C port, new iPad Pros still don’t...

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06:22
Facebook referred to EU regulator over ad targeting...

Facebook is about to face more scrutiny over its ad targeting methods. Just days after fining Facebook over the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the UK's Information Commissioner's Office has referred the social network to the Irish Data Protection Comm...

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06:21
Foxconn may transfer Chinese engineers to Wisconsin...




Foxconn may transfer engineers from China to staff its under-construction facility in Wisconsin due to a lack of appropriate skilled labor in the area, with Apple's assembly partner keen to meet employment targets in order to retain $3 billion in state and local incentives.

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06:09
Apple patent is for using multiple virtual eGPUs...

Apple has been granted a patent (number 10,120,728) for “graphical processing unit (GPU) implementing a plurality of virtual GPUs for use with Macs.” Apple and Blackmagic have teamed up for two eGPUs (the eGPU Pro is pictured), but this invention takes this a step further.

In February Apple released macOS High Sierra 10.13.4, which added support for external graphics processors (eGPUs). On a traditional physical computer, a GPU typically performs all the capture, encode and rendering to power complex tasks, such as 3D apps and video. A virtual eGPU (VGPU) is a computer processor that renders graphics on a virtual machine’s host server rather than on a physical endpoint device.

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06:03
Curtiss is ready to mass-produce its 'Zeus...

Motorcycle-maker Curtiss is finally moving beyond its electric concepts to an EV two-wheeler that may actually make it to the public. It just unveiled two new models of its Zeus prototype -- dubbed Cafe and Bobber -- that are slated for production in...

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05:59
Mac mini review roundup: Apple has done the right...

Reviews of the new MacBook Air may have been somewhat lacking in enthusiasm, but those for the 2018 Mac mini have been almost universally positive. The typical Mac mini review can be summarised as saying that the market for the device has moved on, and Apple has recognized that fact.

Where the Mac mini was once an entry-level device designed to persuade people to switch from Windows desktop PCs, today most people use laptops – and the mini has found a new niche as a semi-pro machine. What Apple has done here is to adapt to the market, giving it the machine it really wants – and being willing to sacrifice entry-level consumers in the process …

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05:33
This week’s best iTunes movie deals: $8 Essentials...

The iTunes movie storefront was just refreshed with a new batch of deals headlined by a new $8 Essentials sale. This is a great way to load up your library with classic and new films from the last 15 years, along with true stories and more. You’ll find those deals along with the usual 4K price drops and this week’s $1 HD rental down below.

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05:32
Microsoft's Bitlocker compromised by bad SSD...

Bad computer security can sometimes have a cascading effect, as researchers from the Netherlands discovered. They first spotted vulnerabilities in the embedded encryption of several SSD models from Samsung and Crucial that allowed them to access data...

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05:02
Waymo blames self-driving collision on pesky human

Waymo has admitted in a blog post that one of its test vehicles hit a motorcycle in Mountain View. The company has defended its technology in the post, though, clarifying that the event was caused by human error. Apparently, the test driver took cont...

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05:00
Specious reasoning: Punching your ticket on the...

In Apple’s quarterly conference call with analysts last week, the company announced that it would no longer be providing unit sales figures for iPhones, iPads and Macs. As was foretold in prophecy (or, in this case, a tweet by The Macalope), the caterwauling about Apple converting to the practice followed by almost everyone else in the industry has begun!

Writing for the Forbes contributor network and home endoscopy hobbyist forum, Peter Cohan brings us “3 Reasons To Sell Apple Now.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Tibor.)

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04:59
MacBook Air review roundup: Nice; late; Apple now a...

Following the iPad Pro reviews, the MacBook Air review embargo has lifted today – and they make for surprising reading.

I fully expected the reviews to grumble about the $200 price hike over the old MacBook Air, and over how long it took Apple to update the machine, but conclude that this is clearly the best choice for a typical MacBook user. Some did reach that conclusion, but a surprising number said that you might be better off instead paying the extra $100 for the base model 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar.

The tone of almost every MacBook Air review is muted. Most feel this is the machine Apple should have launched years ago, and that where Apple once lead the ultra-portable market, today it’s merely keeping pace with it …

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04:48
The 2018 Retina MacBook Air

The elephant in the room at last week’s Apple event was Intel.

Apple introduced two products based on Intel chips — the new MacBook Air and new Mac Mini — but barely mentioned the company’s name. The word “Intel” appeared on a single slide during VP of hardware engineering Laura Legros’s presentation of the new MacBook Air. She also spoke the word once, saying the new Airs have “the latest Intel integrated graphics”. In the presentation of the new Mac Mini, “Intel” never appeared in a slide and wasn’t mentioned. The CPUs in the new Mini were simply described as 4-core and 6-core “8th generation” processors.

One slide, one mention.

Apple is not going to throw Intel under the bus — they’re taking an “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all” approach, as they should. Macs are...

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04:48
The 2018 Retina MacBook Air

The elephant in the room at last week’s Apple event was Intel.

Apple introduced two products based on Intel chips — the new MacBook Air and new Mac Mini — but barely mentioned the company’s name. The word “Intel” appeared on a single slide during VP of hardware engineering Laura Legros’s presentation of the new MacBook Air. She also spoke the word once, saying the new Airs have “the latest Intel integrated graphics”. In the presentation of the new Mac Mini, “Intel” never appeared in a slide and wasn’t mentioned. The CPUs in the new Mini were simply described as 4-core and 6-core “8th generation” processors.

One slide, one mention.

Apple is not going to throw Intel under the bus — they’re taking an “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all” approach, as they should. Macs are...

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04:30
Nike+ Run Club update enlists Siri as your exercise...

Nike has updated its iOS Run Club app to add a couple of features encouraging you to run more. The app's latest version features Siri Suggestions integration, which means your iOS Spotlights will urge you to put on your running shoes based on your pr...

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03:55
Bird launches UK's first scooter sharing...

London faces some of the biggest transport problems in the world, but one startup thinks its electric scooter scheme could be the solution -- as long as it can get around the UK's draconian vehicle laws. US company Bird is set to launch the UK's firs...

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03:15
Apple releases watchOS 5.1.1, seeks to resolve...

Following the release of watchOS 5.1 on October 30th, a number of early downloaders reported that the update had “bricked” their devices. Apple quickly pulled the release “as a precaution.”

On Monday, Apple release the fix via watchOS 5.1.1, which is now available for download.

Apple’s patch notes on the update didn’t mention the bricking issue, instead citing the usual “improvements and bug fixes.”

The watchOS 5.1.1 patch arrives with a new feature wherein the Apple Watch 4 will now automatically call emergency contacts if it detects that you’ve suffered a hard fall.

Apple doesn’t highlight these in the patch notes, but the watchOS 5.1 also came with support for 70 new emoji and new full-screen, minimalist color watch faces for the Apple Watch 4.

The full patch notes are as follows:

Apple Watch Series 4 automatically contacts emergency services if you are immobile for about a minute after detecting a hard fall. The watch will now also...

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03:02
How to mute and unmute audio in Safari tabs in macOS...

Safari lets you mute audio in any open tabs. You can do this right from the Smart Search field, so there’s no need to click through all your tabs to locate the one you want to silence. If you’re viewing a tab that’s not playing audio, the Audio button in the Smart Search field is white with a blue outline. If the tab is playing audio, the Audio button is solid blue.

Mute audio in the tab you’re viewing: Click the Audio button  in the Smart Search field.

Mute audio in other tabs: If you’re viewing several websites that are playing audio, Option-click the Audio button  in the Smart Search field to let audio play in the tab you’re currently viewing and mute the audio in other tabs.

Mute all audio: If you’re viewing a website that’s not playing audio and other tabs are playing audio, click the Audio button  in the Smart Search field to quickly mute all audio in other tabs. 

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03:01
Mac mini 2018 Review: Apple's mightiest mini yet




With the Mac mini finally refreshed after four years, we finally have our hands on the newest model. We've spent some time running it through the ringer to test Apple's mightiest mini yet.

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03:00
MacBook Air 2018 Review: Apple's most popular...




Apple has repeatedly described the MacBook Air as the most popular Mac in its lineup, with years of neglect leaving some intimidatingly large shoes for the new 2018 upgrade to fill. After spending the last several days using it as our daily driver, we're here with our review of Apple's latest portable Mac.

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03:00
Rumor: Apple Pay to launch in Germany in near future

If you’re headed to Europe, this is going to come in handy.

Apple Pay is about to launch in Germany, complete with banks like HVB and Bunq having already sent out emails to customers to inform them of this fact..

On Apple’s German website, Apple Pay is listed as “coming soon.” Plus, in the recent earnings call Apple CEO Tim Cook mentioned that German Apple Pay would come in “late 2018.”

The supported banks and cards will include:

boon

comdirect

Edenred

Fidor Bank

Hanseatic Bank

Vim Pay

maestro

HypoVereinsbank

N26

O2 Banking

If you’re traveling and run into Apple Pay in Germany, please let us know about your experience with it in the comments.

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03:00
MacBook Air review: Out with the old and in with the...

Apple says the MacBook Air is “the most beloved notebook ever,” and it’s not wrong. The huge success of the original Air had ripple effects throughout the industry, but it has languished in recent years. For the last three years or so, Apple had kept up with neither technological nor design advances in its most important laptop.

Now, the MacBook Air has finally been brought up to modern Mac laptop standards, skipping forward three generations of Intel processors, adding a Retina display and Thunderbolt 3 ports, and giving us three color options, among other things. But it feels a bit like Apple threw out the baby with the bathwater, jettisoning some features of the MacBook Air that make it so well-loved.

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$799 Mac mini review: Impressive multi-core...

It’s been ages since the Mac mini received an update, so we can see how fans of Apple’s smallest Mac would be happy for any improvements. On the flipside, because the mini hasn’t been updated for four long years, you may have convinced yourself that Apple would make dramatic changes—yet the update is pretty much limited to a processor upgrade.

If you were anticipating a major overhaul, your disappointment is understandable. But get over it, because the new Mac mini is a worthy Mac for $799. In fact, in our benchmarks, its performance is fast enough to give the iMac some competition. If you’re buying a new Mac, you should definitely consider the Mac mini, because you could end up saving some money—and still get a soild, fast Mac.

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Best robot vacuums: We name the most effective...

Vacuuming is one of the most hated household chores. Here are your best choices for outsourcing it to some automated help.

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Parallels Toolbox 3 released with Dark Mode, new ‘...

Parallels Toolbox 3 has been released for macOS today. For those unfamiliar, Parallels Toolbox is a set of tools designed to simplify various tasks in macOS. Today’s update brings new features including the ability to uninstall apps and more.

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00:01
How to customize Spotlight results on macOS

By default macOS’ Spotlight feature searches anywhere it can to populate results, both locally and on the web. However, especially with shared computers, you’ll want to dial down what it shows. Follow along to learn how to customize Spotlight results on macOS.

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00:00
How to turn up haptic vibration feedback on Apple...

If you’re missing alerts and notifications on Apple Watch, there may be an easy fix to solve the issue. Follow along for how to turn up haptic vibration feedback on Apple Watch.

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Monday November 5

19:25
More first-party complications coming to Apple Watch...




Apple appears to have inadvertently leaked several new Series 4 Infograph watch face complications that could debut in a forthcoming watchOS update, though the user interface assets are not active in the current watchOS 5.1.1 patch.

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18:24
Apple highlights glowing iPad Pro reviews ahead of...




Ahead of launch this Wednesday, Apple has shared a series of glowing iPad Pro reviews that praise the fresh tablets' ultra slim design, powerful hardware and accessories like the second-generation Apple Pencil.

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17:35
Apple awarded Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award...




The Center for Hearing and Communication on Monday will award Apple the Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award for its efforts toward creating accessible products and technologies for people living with disabilities.

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16:45
Apple highlights its favorite quotes from iPad Pro...

Just as it did for the iPhone XS and iPhone XR, Apple has rounded up today’s iPad Pro reviews and pulled the best quotes from each, compiling them into one shining press release.

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16:25
Seven new Apple app complications coming soon to...

watchOS 5.1.1 was pushed out earlier today following a spate of bricked Watches last week for some devices updating to watchOS 5.1. However, it looks like this update has also tipped the hat on a few upcoming goodies for Series 4 owners.

With iOS 12.1.1 and watchOS 5.1.1 installed, you can see seven new complications appear in the watch face gallery app for the Infograph and Infograph Modular faces: Home, Mail, Maps, Messages, News, Phone, and Remote …

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16:13
Apple named recipient of Eleanor Roosevelt Award by...

The Center for Hearing and Communication announced today that Apple is being awarded the Eleanor Roosevelt Award for its “major strides in creating accessible technology for people with disabilities.” The award was first noted by reporter Steven Aquino on Twitter.

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14:56
Nike+ Run Club update adds new Apple Watch...

The Nike+ Run Club app for iOS has been updated today to version 5.20, bringing a few notable changes to both the iPhone app and Apple Watch app. With today’s update, Nike+ Run Club now integrates with Siri Suggestions, while there are also some new Apple Watch complications.

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14:53
iTunes Remote app on iOS updated for new iPad Pro...

The iTunes Remote app has today received an update to support the upcoming iPad Pro 11- and 12.9-inch screen resolutions. The update, version 4.4.1, also brings some other bug fixes and stability improvements to the table.

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14:43
Apple Daily Report: iPhone sales look to dip in...

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.

Apple’s iPhone sales are set to dip by around a quarter in India’s holiday season fourth quarter, putting them on course for the first full-year fall in four years, industry research firm Counterpoint says.

Along the (sorta) same lines, though I’m dubious about this one: Nikkei claims Apple has signaled disappointing demand for the new iPhone XR, telling its top smartphone assemblers Foxconn and Pegatron to halt plans for additional production lines dedicated to the model.

Apple Pay will soon launch in Germany. Banks such as HVB and Bunq...

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14:41
Apple reiterates its support for the Paris Agreement...

CNET reports that Apple has reaffirmed its commitment to the Paris Agreement on climate change with Lisa Jackson, Apple's head of environment, policy and social initiatives, told an arena full of tech leaders telling the Web Summit in Lisbon that the tech giant can continue to profit while being environmentally responsible.  

"The air we breathe and the planet we leave to our children doesn't belong to any one party, it doesn't belong to any one ideology -- it belongs to all of us, and governments should be the allies in our work," she told an arena full of tech leaders. "At Apple we supported and we continue to support the Paris climate agreement.”

CEO Tim Cook issued an internal email to Apple employees on June 1, 2017, saying that corporate environmental efforts will continue even though a personal appeal to President Donald Trump failed to stop him...

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14:25
Patent trollin’: Dynamic Data Technologies sues Apple

Another day, another lawsuit. As reported by AppleInsider, a company called Dynamic Data Technologies is suing Apple, claiming the tech giant has infringed on 11 patents related to video streaming, processing, and optimization.

The lawsuit requests a judgment in its favor, an award for damages for infringement, a judgement and order finding Apple's infringement was "willful, wanton, malicious, bad-faith, deliberate, consciously wrongful, flagrant, or characteristic of a pirate" in order to award enhanced damages, attorney's fees, and any other relief to which the company is entitled. A trial by jury is requested.

It appears that Dynamic Data Technologies is a “patent troll.” In addition to Apple, it’s also sued companies such as AMD and Nvidia.

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14:20
Latest Retina MacBook Air hands-on tests 4K video...

The new Retina MacBook Air will officially be available to consumers on Wednesday. Ahead of that release, early first-looks at the new device continue to trickle out to YouTube. Today, YouTuber Kraig Adams shared his hands-on with the new Retina MacBook Air, putting it through tests editing 4K video using Final Cut Pro.

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13:49
9to5Mac Daily: November 5, 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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