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Monday January 14

05:09
Over 96% of Apple Health Records trial users found...




Apple's Health Records, the company's platform for storing and sharing personal health data between patients and caregivers, has been given very favorable reviews by some of its first users, with a survey revealing the vast majority not only found it easy to use, but helped them understand their health.

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05:02
Social media giants plan to fight India's...

Social media companies are gearing up for battle against India's proposed internet guidelines that require them to actively monitor content. The new IT rules -- which arrive amidst looming general elections -- dictate that the likes of Facebook and T...

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05:00
PSA: The HomePod now counts towards streaming limits...




Sometime in 2019, Apple quietly changed how the HomePod is counted by the Apple Music service as a streaming device, resulting in a slightly more restrictive device for the end-user.

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05:00
How to use the iPhone’s Today View and manage its...

The iPhone has a Today View that provides access to at-a-glance information from your most-used apps. It’s a great way to use your apps without actually tapping them on the Home screen. For example, the Weather widget in Today View shows the local forecast. You can even access Today View from the iPhone’s Lock screen.

Here’s how to access and manage the widgets in Today View.

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How to access Today View

On the iPhone Home or Lock screen, swipe to the right edge of the screen. You can do this swipe from anywhere: the far left edge, the middle, or even close to the right edge of the screen.

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05:00
HitCase’s SPLASH has just about everything I look...

HitCase’s $69.99 SPLASH has just about everything I’m looking for in an iPhone case. My only issue — and it’s not really HitCase’s fault — is that the SPLASH is adds a smidge too much width to the Apple smartphone (in my case, an iPhone Xs Max) to allow it to slip into smartphone holsters, which I like to use.

Otherwise, it’s got just about everything. It’s thin and light. It’s waterproof, drop-proof, and dust-proof. It has a MIL-SPEC shock rating to six feet and IP68 waterproof rated to 10 feet (so you can use it, for example, for snorkeling, but not for scuba diving).

The two-piece design case has a built-in screen protector, not an adhesive one, that doesn’t affect the touch technology of the smartphone.. Its soft grip exterior adds some nice “grippability” to prevent the iPhone from slipping out of your hand. 

It’s...

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04:37
Apple Music no longer allows HomePod and iPhone to...

Apple Music is no longer allowing subscribers to play different music on a HomePod and iPhone without a family account.

Previously, it was possible to have HomePod playing one music stream while you listened to a different one on your iPhone …

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04:15
Soulja Boy's latest sketchy console looks like...

Soulja Boy is shrugging off possible legal threats from gaming giants with another rip-off console. In the wake of his ill-fated Nintendo emulator swag, his latest attempt at plagiarism marries the design of a PS Vita with the specs of a PlayStation...

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04:09
Credit Suisse predicts smartphone production will...

A couple of weeks after Apple announced that its holiday quarter earnings would be dramatically lower than expected, Credit Suisse believes this quarter may not bring much cheer either. The bank expects smartphone production to fall by a massive 19% this quarter …

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03:45
Best organizer bags, fanny packs, and pouches for...

For most of us, even our most pared-down tech includes not just a phone, but also cables, adapters, and other sundry accessories. This is where an accessory pouch, bag, or organizer comes in. We've rounded up some of our favorites.

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03:30
The Morning After: Gaming laptops got weird at CES

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Sure, CES is over, but we're not done talking about everything we saw in Las Vegas. Of course, there is a lot of other news to recap from this weekend, too, including a glitchy Fallout 76 secret and layoffs at S...

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03:15
Rumor: AirPower may have entered production phase

At long last, the AirPower charging mat might have entered production.

Hong Kong website ChargerLAB cites a “credible source” within Apple’s supply chain who claims Chinese manufacturer Luxshare Precision has started production of the AirPower. The source has added that he has heard the AirPower will be released soon.

Luxshare, which is a member of the Wireless Power Consortium behind the Qi standard and also assembles AirPods for Apple as well as the company’s Lightning to USB-C cables, according to ChargerLAB. Reports had suggested Luxshare would be a primary supplier of the AirPower since as early as February 2017.

There’s also a chance that Luxshare might not be the only supplier, as a recent rumor has stated that Pegatron might also be involved in the device’s production.

A few weeks ago, developer Steve Troughton-Smith said he’s heard Apple may have overcome technical challenges with the AirPower and could move forward with a release. Those...

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03:01
Stock photo of an egg beats Kylie Jenner's...

It's a tale as old as time: Some bright spark decides to make a statement about vacuous the system is, by exploiting its absurdity to their own ends. Today's entrant in the canon is the Instagram account for World Record Egg, which is now the most-li...

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03:00
AT&T, other wireless carriers, state they’ll...

This could qualify as something of a relief.

AT&T and the other big three carriers claim they will stop selling their subscribers’ location data in March.

While optimistic, the company has already missed their June 2018 deadline for this change.

The carriers had already promised to end this practice in 2018, albeit a recent investigation noted that the practice had never ceased. The companies have once again stated that the practice will end.

AT&T offered the following comment:

Last year we stopped most location aggregation services while maintaining some that protect our customers, such as roadside assistance and fraud prevention. In light of recent reports about the misuse of location services, we have decided to eliminate all location aggregation services—even those with clear consumer benefits. We are immediately eliminating the remaining services and will be done in March.

T-Mobile has stated that it also plans to stop,...

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03:00
Electrolux Pure i9 review: This robot vac is a few...

The storied brand has produce a robot vac that boasts excellent suction and superb navigation skills, but the Electrolux Pure i9 lacks the extra features of comparably priced robot vacuums.

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03:00
TaoTronics TT-BH060 Bluetooth headphones review:...

TaoTronics TT-BH060 headphones feature noise cancellation and a very comfortable design, as well as supporting Bluetooth 5.0. But the sound leans heavily towards the bottom end of the spectrum and lacks high-end brilliance.

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02:03
'Game of Thrones' teaser trailer hypes up...

Following some subtle teasers and brief clips, HBO has at least revealed the release date and a substantial teaser for Games of Thrones' final season. The minute-and-a-half long clip shows the remaining Stark children meeting up in the family crypt a...

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01:02
Samsung will fight its phone sales slump with models...

Samsung knows it's facing tough times, and it's not just counting on the Galaxy S10 to get out of its funk. It's launching a trio of Galaxy M-series phones in late January that are designed expressly for "Indian millennial consumers," the company's...

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00:01
How to quickly pair your AirPods with your Mac

AirPods were great with iPhones and iPads. The syncing between them are great, and the overall experience feels like a native experience. On the Mac, it’s a slightly different story, as it’s much harder to pair AirPods on a Mac. Follow along to learn how to quickly pair your AirPods with your Mac.

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00:00
How to pay for Spotify Premium in the iOS app

Want to upgrade your free Spotify account to a Premium one and looking for where to sign up on the iPhone or iPad app? Follow along for how to pay for Spotify Premium in the iOS app.

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Sunday January 13

22:57
Ryuk ransomware banks $3.7 million in five months

The Ryuk ransomware hasn't just causing grief for newspapers -- it's also quite lucrative for its operators. Researchers at CrowdStrike and FireEye both estimate that the code has produced the equivalent of $3.7 million in bitcoin since August, spre...

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20:45
China will make TikTok-like video apps responsible...

China's growing crackdown on internet media now includes some tight limits on short-form video apps like TikTok. Recently imposed guidelines make app creators responsible for the content their users post, and ask platforms to review every bit of cont...

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19:29
Cadillac drops teaser pics of its first electric...

Shortly after GM revealed Cadillac will take the lead in its electrification push, the brand has given us a peek at its first-ever electric car. Following a couple of hybrid attempts, the new vehicle doesn't come with a name or any details, but from...

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19:12
World's longest aircraft retires to make way...

The world's longest aircraft has been sidelined... although that's not necessarily a bad thing. Hybrid Air Vehicles has decided against rebuilding its record-setting Airlander 10 prototype. The company will instead use its resources to create the "...

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17:40
Germany may order Facebook to stop collecting some...

Germany's efforts to regulate Facebook's practices might just escalate in the near future. Bild am Sonntag sources claim the country's Federal Cartel Office will order Facebook to stop collecting some user data. It's chiefly concerned with how the...

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16:04
Apple HomePod launches in China on January 18th

Apple's HomePod has only been available in a handful of countries (mostly North America and Europe) so far, but it's expanding availability in grand fashion. The company is releasing its smart speaker in China, including Hong Kong, on January 18th....

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15:20
Apple’s HomePod will be available in China starting...

The HomePod, Apple's wireless speaker from Apple, will be available in mainland China and Hong Kong markets starting Friday, Jan. 18. It will be available in white and space gray.

“HomePod is the perfect wireless speaker for music lovers. It delivers an unmatched music listening experience with high-fidelity sound wherever it is placed and creates a new way to discover and interact with music using Siri,” Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, said in a press release. “We’re excited to bring HomePod to our customers in mainland China and Hong Kong markets. We can’t wait for them to experience how great it sounds in their home, we think they are going to love it.”

Currently, the HomePod is available in the U.S., UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Mexico and Spain. HomePod is compatible with iPhone 5s or later, iPad Pro, iPad Air or later, iPad mini 2 or later, or iPod touch (6th generation).



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15:20
Apple’s HomePod will be available in China starting...

The HomePod, Apple's wireless speaker from Apple, will be available in mainland China and Hong Kong markets starting Friday, Jan. 18. It will be available in white and space gray.

“HomePod is the perfect wireless speaker for music lovers. It delivers an unmatched music listening experience with high-fidelity sound wherever it is placed and creates a new way to discover and interact with music using Siri,” Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, said in a press release. “We’re excited to bring HomePod to our customers in mainland China and Hong Kong markets. We can’t wait for them to experience how great it sounds in their home, we think they are going to love it.”

Currently, the HomePod is available in the U.S., UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Mexico and Spain. HomePod is compatible with iPhone 5s or later, iPad Pro, iPad Air or later, iPad mini 2 or later, or iPod touch (6th generation).



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14:42
HomePod heads to Hong Kong & mainland China on...




The HomePod, available in the U.S. for nearly a year, will at last ship to Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland on Jan. 18, Apple said in a rare Sunday announcement.

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14:33
Switch Online code hints at potential SNES game...

To date, Nintendo has handed out NES games as bonuses with Switch Online subscriptions. But what about SNES titles? Thanks to some code sleuthing, you might have a hint of what's in the pipeline. Twitter user Kapu claims to have found references to 2...

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14:06
Apple officially announces HomePod is coming to...

Apple has announced today that HomePod will be available in China starting on Friday, January 18th. Apple teased last month that HomePod was coming to China in “early 2019,” but now we have an official release date.

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13:21
Apple's AirPower Wireless Charging Mat Is In...

Apple's long-delayed AirPower wireless charging mat might finally be in production. According to a tweet from ChargerLAB, a "credible source" says that Apple has begun manufacturing the long-delayed wireless charging mat. The Verge reports: If true, it could mean that the long-overdue product could finally reach the hands of consumers before too much longer. Apple announced in September 2017, that it was introducing wireless charging capabilities in with the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, and gave a preview for its own wireless charging mat that would not only charge the iPhone, but its Apple Watch and AirPods. At the time, Apple didnâ(TM)t announce a price -- only that it was expected to be released sometime in 2018. That obviously didnâ(TM)t happen...

If what ChargerLAB says is accurate, that could mean that weâ(TM)ll see more about them in the near future. The siteâ(TM)s tweet says that the devices are being manufactured at Luxshare Precision, which already manufactures Appleâ(TM...

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13:04
Canada adopts strict rules for drone flights

It's Canada's turn to implement rules for drone flights, and those in the pipeline could make the American approach seem lenient. Transport Canada has adopted new regulations that will require the registration of any drone weighing between 250g and...

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11:34
GM will make Cadillac its 'lead' electric...

While Chevrolet launched the Volt plug-in hybrid and pure-electric Bolt, Cadillac has taken a backseat in GM's electric vehicle push. Now as it attempts to find profits in that segment, the company's electrification plans will put luxury first. In an...

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10:02
YouTube searches for 'RBG' led to slew of...

As much as YouTube has done to counter hoaxes and fake news in its searches, it still has room for improvement. The Washington Post discovered that "more than half" of YouTube's top 20 search results for "RBG," the nickname for US Supreme Court Just...

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08:30
After Math: How we survived CES 2019

As cleanup crews descend on the Las Vegas Convention Center and the events attendees reluctantly make their ways home, it's hard to believe that the weeklong technology expo is already over. We saw autonomous bread machines, self-driving semis, and e...

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08:03
Germany antitrust watchdog to order Facebook to end...

Facebook may face action from Germany’s antitrust watchdog. According to Reuters, the German antitrust watchdog is planning to order Facebook to stop gathering “some” user data.

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07:06
Comment: Should Apple bring the iPad Pro design to...

As we prepare for the iPhone 11 later this year, the first reports are starting to emerge to offer some details on the device’s features. One thing that is unclear, however, is whether or not the iPhone 11 (iPhone XI?) will usher in a new design, or feature the same edge-to-edge design of the iPhone X.

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The post Comment: Should Apple bring the iPad Pro design to the iPhone 11 to create a modern iPhone 5? [Poll] appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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07:00
All the laptops that came out at CES 2019

With the latest release of NVIDIA's RTX ray-tracing laptop chips, any manufacturer can make a fast and lightweight laptop. To stand out now, you need to try something new, so this year at CES 2019, the focus was on displays and eccentric designs.

De...

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06:46
Exploring what you can, and can't do with...




HomeKit and AirPlay 2 will unlock a host of new functionality thanks to integration into many leading manufacturer's television sets, including Samsung, Vizio, and LG. AppleInsider examines what that will look like, and what you'll be able to do, when the features are available.

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06:00
Opinion: Four new features Apple Podcasts should add...

I’ve written a lot about the podcast ecosystem on iOS. I think that Overcast is an absolute gem of an app. Castro is also a top-notch app as well. I manage a few podcasts for some clients of mine, and I know that despite the incredible third-party podcast apps, Apple Podcasts is podcasting to the vast majority of people out there. That withstanding, the Apple Podcast app isn’t perfect, but it’s come a long way from version 1 many years ago (the tape player UI). While Apple Podcasts doesn’t need to offer the exact same features as other apps, its development does help drive the industry forward. Here are four new features I’d love to see in Apple Podcasts in iOS 13....

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05:00
The best travel plug adapter

By Geoffrey Morrison

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 travel plug adapter guide here...

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00:57
Epic's updated game store refund policy matches...

The Epic Games Store wasn't all that refund-friendly on launch. You could only ask for two refunds in an entire year (albeit after unlimited hours of play), and you had to submit details like your IP address in a support ticket to have a hope of gett...

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Saturday January 12

20:55
Russia lost control of an orbiting radio telescope

Russia's astronomy program is facing a significant setback. The country's orbital Spektr-R radio telescope has stopped responding to commands since January 11th. While it's still transmitting signals, the satellite effectively can't be used for fut...

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18:40
Huawei fires employee arrested in Poland over...

Huawei doesn't want further whiffs of suspicion around its motivations, even in cases where it's not directly implicated. The Chinese tech giant has fired Weijing Wang, an employee arrested in Poland over spying allegations despite security official...

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17:08
'Fallout 76' players found a secret...

No, Fallout 76's troubles aren't over yet. Gamers have discovered that the online RPG has a developer room where you can find virtually everything in the game, including unreleased items like special power armor. It even includes the game's lone hu...

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16:01
The nightmare horror show that is the Apple TV remote

I hate the Apple TV remote as well. Anyone else have strong opinions about it one way or the other?

∞ Read this on The Loop

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15:33
Lime halts service in Switzerland over possibly...

Don't expect to travel around Zurich on an electric two-wheeler in the near future. Lime has halted services in Switzerland following reports of its scooters abruptly halting in mid-ride, throwing (and sometimes injuring) riders. In a message to cu...

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14:45
Formlabs pushes the boundaries of what 3D-printing...

When 3D-printing burst onto the scene, its mouth was writing checks its capability had almost no chance of cashing. For all of its grand promises, the results the machines produced were useful for prototyping and very little else. Fast forward a...

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14:01
NVIDIA's new lab aims to develop robotic...

NVIDIA has opened a new lab in Seattle, and it's meant to serve as home for all its robotics projects. Over 50 research scientists and students from the University of Washington will work in the facility under NVIDIA's senior director of robotics res...

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13:20
The technology behind the world's largest...

Las Vegas is not a town for half measures. So it's of little surprise that when the state of Nevada legalized recreational cannabis in July of 2017, Sin City took the cannabis dispensary model and added a bit of Vegas' over-the-top magic. The res...

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12:30
The Void’s extra-sensory VR does what home...

I walked through The Void's virtual reality center in the Las Vegas Venetian twice.

The first time, armed with headset and wireless backpack, I was shuttled through Ralph Breaks VR, the company's latest experience. I saw my own shiny animated pink h...

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12:08
Spryng is tech-laced compression wear for speeding...

If you wanted to simplify, CES 2019 could be neatly divided into self-driving cars, giant TVs and health tech. A lot of what we've seen of the latter either tracks your movement or is hardware ingrained into workouts. Spryng is a little different, ai...

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10:59
CBS' reworked film division will focus on...

CBS' ongoing streaming push is now affecting its movie business. Variety has revealed that CBS is folding its Films division into the larger Entertainment Group over the next year, and it will shift its focus to streaming after the last of its four i...

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10:30
Gaming laptops are getting wonderfully weird in 2019

The gaming laptop renaissance is upon us. For the past few years, they've been getting thinner, lighter and more powerful, thanks to NVIDIA's 10-series Max-Q graphics cards. But this year at CES, they got truly weird and wild. Alienware's Area 51m le...

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09:30
When you’re the only company at CES from your country

There are more than 1,700 American companies at CES, 1,200 official exhibitors from China, and several hundred from France and South Korea. Many of them are veterans of the trade show circuit, one-upping each other's booths with elaborate curved OLED...

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09:01
Vizio confirms AirPlay 2 & HomeKit support is...

At CES 2019 this past week, Vizio was one of several TV manufacturers to announce that it will soon support AirPlay 2 functionality. Now, the company has more good news for customers.

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The post Vizio confirms AirPlay 2 & HomeKit support is coming to all SmartCast TVs since 2016 appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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08:39
Apple's AirPower charging mat may not be...




If reports out of the Chinese supply chain can be believed, Apple's AirPower charging accessory has very recently begun mass production with an established Apple manufacturing partner building the device.

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08:19
Video: Rounding up the 2019 iPhone rumors, including...




It is the start of a new year, and there's already a number of rumors circulating about Apple's iPhone releases for 2019. Based on the chatter we've been hearing, there could be some big changes for the iPhone arriving later in 2019, including a shift to USB-C and a triple-camera setup on the rear.

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08:17
This week’s top stories: iPhone 11 rumors and...

In this week’s top stories: iPhone 11 rumors start to trickle in, CES 2018 brings HomeKit and AirPlay 2 accessories, IKEA plans new smart blinds, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest stories.

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The post This week’s top stories: iPhone 11 rumors and renders, CES 2019 recap, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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08:03
AirPower charging mat reportedly enters production...

While Apple has been silent on the fate of AirPower, a new report suggests the wireless charging mat has entered production. ChargerLab claims that manufacturer Luxshare Precision has started production of AirPower, suggesting the product has not been canceled.

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08:00
The best portable mini projector

By Daniel Varghese and Adrienne Maxwell

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 portable mi...

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07:27
Passeig de Gràcia Apple Store temporarily closing...

Changes are in store for one of Apple’s most significant retail spaces in Spain. Apple Passeig de Gràcia will soon close its doors temporarily for renovation work. Upon reopening, the store is expected to be updated with a Forum, Video Wall, and all of Apple’s latest store features.

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The post Passeig de Gràcia Apple Store temporarily closing February 10th, Video Wall and Forum likely on the way appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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06:13
Qualcomm vs FTC trial: Apple recalls iPad mini 2...

As part of the Qualcomm and Federal Trade Commission trial this week, Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf continued to defend his company’s business practices. As reported by CNET, Mollenkopf said the practices are what’s best for the whole industry, while Apple continues to claim the tactics are monopolistic.

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The post Qualcomm vs FTC trial: Apple recalls iPad mini 2 negotiations, Qualcomm defends double-dipping licensing as best for everyone appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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06:00
The AirPlay 2 news from CES has changed my classroom...

At the beginning of every school year, each person on our staff has to put together three personal goals for the year. The goals need to be a way for you to stretch yourself professionally and accomplish certain tasks. One of the projects I put on my goals for this year was to overhaul our classroom AV setup. Right now, teachers have projectors on portable carts. Our building is 80+ years old (full of concrete), so running ceiling mounted projectors is a labor-intensive project as additional power outlets need to be installed for each classroom. I also then have to consider the cost of projector maintenance, running AV cables back to the proper location, and difficulty of upgrades in the future.

I know some schools have been using Apple TVs, but I’ve been hesitant because it always felt like complete overkill because we’d just use it for AirPlay functionality in the classroom. When you figure in the cost of an...

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06:00
CES 2019: In pictures

As we wrap up our reportage from this weeks Vegas showcase. According to CES, roughly 180,000 attendees hit the halls. In the thick of it all was photographer Will Lipman and our team of editors. Here, we try to capture some of the coolest highlights...

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05:49
Apple may be planning to relocate its first retail...

Apple’s historic Tysons Corner store could be preparing to see an inspired move. Recent plans indicate that construction of a significantly larger and more modern replacement space may soon begin at the nearby Tysons Galleria.

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05:49
Apple may be planning to relocate its first retail...

Apple’s historic Tysons Corner store could be preparing to see an inspired move. Recent plans indicate that construction of a significantly larger and more modern replacement space may soon begin at the nearby Tysons Galleria.

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05:00
Apple granted a patent for over-the-ear headphones...

There are rumors that Apple will release Apple-branded over-the-ear headphones this year along with its AirPods and Beats-branded product. And the tech giant has been granted a patent (number 10,178,463) for such a product.

The patent involves a pair of headphones including an adjustable headphone band. The headphone band can include an inner member and an outer member. The headphones can further include a braking mechanism disposed between the inner member and the outer member, and an earcup attachment feature. In some embodiments, the braking mechanism can include a brake pad and a brake pad cover.

In the patent filing, Apple notes that, in many over-the-ear headphones, the headphone band is adjustable allowing the headphones to securely fit heads of various shapes and sizes. Some adjustable headphone bands include a ratcheting mechanism with discrete locking positions. 

When a listener wears the headphone on their head and adjusts the length, extra pressure...

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04:02
Notable apps and updates, Jan. 7-12

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.

iOS Apps/Updates

Tomoyoshi Natsui has introduced Everlisten++, a music listening app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. It allows users to listen to the main portion of a song track, one after another. 

The free app (which does tout in-app purchases) has a special feature to display the sensitive audio level meter for each 10 frequency segments. What’s more, you can control the playback speed and its pitch freely, so how much to unleash the power of the music depends on you.

KMAD has introduced Panmorphia: Enchanted, their third point and click, puzzle...

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00:02
SpaceX will lay off 10 percent of its staff to fund...

SpaceX is letting around 10 percent of its 6,000-plus employees go, according Reuters and Ars Technica. The private space corporation previously said it's been profitable for years, thanks to lucrative contracts from clients that include NASA and the...

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Friday January 11

20:27
Qualcomm pushed for iPhone exclusivity in response...




Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf took the stand to defend his company at a trial with the Federal Communication Commission on Friday, saying the chipmaker pushed for exclusivity on iPhone because Apple demanded a $1 billion "incentive payment" to secure the deal.

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17:41
Leaks reveal cloud-based 'Verizon Gaming'...

Verizon probably isn't the first name that'll come to mind when you think of video games, but the carrier apparently has big gaming plans for the future. According to The Verge, the company is working on and is already alpha testing a cloud gaming se...

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16:33
Samsung and Qualcomm talk realistic expectations for...

The 5G hype at CES has grown each year, becoming unavoidable and almost unbearable over the past two shows. This year was no different -- we saw companies announce more partnerships and rollout plans, as well as the launch of new 5G mobile hots...

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15:32
CES 2019: Pepcom Shows Off Futuristic Displays and...

As CES continues, our roving correspondent Jeff Porten covers the Pepcom Digital Experience, another of the breakout shows that offers a somewhat curated collection of gadgets, gizmos, and pie-in-the-sky services.

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15:02
Lightroom CC for iPad updated with support for Siri...

Adobe Lightroom CC for iPad is getting an update today that brings a few much-anticipated features to the app.

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The post Lightroom CC for iPad updated with support for Siri Shortcuts appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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14:56
Apple spends $150M a year on United flights,...




A pair of promotional banners created by United Airlines to tout its various business relationships with big-name companies reveals a sneak peek into Apple's global operations, with the tech giant reportedly spending some $150 million each year on flights for employees.

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14:56
Health and beauty tech continues to fail pregnant...

There's a thread on Fitbit's Feature Suggestion forum titled, "Add Pregnancy/Nursing mode for more accurate calorie estimates," with the first comment logged in December 2013. It was locked at 328 comments and 1,388 upvotes. In the comments, hundreds...

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14:55
9to5Rewards: Win Apple’s new MacBook Air from Setapp...

Thanks to subscription Mac app service Setapp, we’re giving 9to5Mac readers the chance to win Apple’s brand new 2018 MacBook Air!

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14:37
Poll: Do you prefer these iPhone 11 and iPhone XR 2...

There’s still a little less than 9 months left until the usual September Apple event, where Apple is set to announce its latest rounds of iPhones. However, that doesn’t stop various leaks and renders from being shared online.

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14:36
Nevada man thanks Siri for surviving serious Jeep...




A man who crashed his Jeep near Pahrump, Nev., credits Siri on his iPhone for saving him from paralyzing and potentially fatal injuries.

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14:29
Chinese tech at CES: Politics is temporary, business...

At the start of 2018, the US imposed a series of tariffs on Chinese products ranging from solar cells through to home appliances. It was the escalation of rhetoric between the two countries over fears that the US-China trade deficit had become too hi...

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14:00
How a hackathon helped build the Xbox Adaptive...

A small crew of designers pieced together the first prototype for the Xbox Adaptive Controller three years ago, at Microsoft's annual internal hackathon. The event invites employees to work on experimental or pet projects and present them to co...

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13:49
Apple Daily Report: Lady Gaga removes her duet with...

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. 

Engadget reports that Lady Gaga has removed a song from her 2013 album Artpop on iTunes and Apple Music. The song in question, "Do What U Want," features a performance from disgraced hip-hop performer R. Kelly, who is accused of multiple sexual crimes, and can no longer be streamed or purchased from Apple's music services. Artpop is still available on both, but the album just moves from track six to track eight, as if the song never existed.

In an internal memo distributed to Apple Authorized Service Providers and obtained by MacRumors, Apple has indicated that Late 2012 model 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMacs will be added to its...

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13:26
9to5Mac Daily: January 11, 2019

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

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13:20
The New York Times expands its briefing series on...

The New York Times is expanding its slate of audio programming to Alexa, with dedicated daily news briefings, quizzes and arts and travel coverage. On weekdays, the paper will offer a news briefing hosted by The Daily's Michael Barbaro. Once you've a...

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13:11
Apple Might Debut 3 New iPhones in 2019

Apple is planning to release three new iPhone models this year, including a device to succeed the newly-created XR model, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday, citing unidentified people familiar with the matter. From a report: Apple will unveil direct successors to last year's iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, The Wall Street Journal is reporting. The iPhone XR, which is believed to have been the least popular of the three, will be updated with a model that comes with the same LCD display and similar design, according to the report. Apple is also considering adding a triple-lens camera system to one of the 2019 models in a bid to compete with Samsung and others that are readying similar camera systems, the Journal's sources said.


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13:02
On Getting Started With Regular Expressions

Dr. Drang, regarding Jason Snell’s tale of using BBEdit and Excel to create a working RSS feed for an old podcast, “Don’t Fear the Regex”:

Although I do often write short programs for text munging, I
typically resort to that only if the problem requires more than
just large-scale text editing or if I expect to be repeating the
process several times. And even then, I usually start out by
playing around in BBEdit to see what searches, replacements, and
rearrangements need to be done. It’s a convenient environment for
getting immediate feedback on each transformation step.

(And if you expect to do a series of text transformations often
and really don’t want to get into writing scripts in Perl or
Python or Ruby or whatever, BBEdit’s Text Factories...

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12:57
Thunderbolt 3 adapter guide: How to connect an...

The new MacBook Pro comes with two or four external ports, depending on the model you pick. And the new MacBook Air has a pair of ports. But those ports are only of one type: Thunderbolt 3, which is compatible with USB-C.

But you probably have devices that use USB-A, Thunderbolt 1, Thunderbolt 2, DisplayPort, HDMI, or something else. How do you connect these devices? With an adapter.

If you’re planning to buy a new MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, make sure you set aside a considerable amount of cash for the adapters you need. Apple doesn’t include any in the box, except for a power adapter.

Your best bet is to get a combination dock, like the Satechi Slim Aluminum Type-C Multi-Port Adapter ($60 on Amazon). It connects via USB-C, and includes a USB-C pass-through port, two USB 3.0 ports, and an HDMI port with 4K (30Hz) support. With this, you don’t have to...

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12:56
USB Group Moves to Validate USB-C Devices for Safety...

Cheap cables and compatibility issues with USB-C have led USB’s trade and standards group to launch an authentication program that will pair certification with cryptographic locks to ensure device safety and data security.

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12:55
The ‘Minecraft’ movie will now be directed by Peter...

The Warner Bros. Minecraft movie has a new director... again. Variety reports that Peter Sollett is now on board to write and direct the long-awaited movie, which was at one point supposed to be released in May of this year. However, production has h...

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12:35
Everywhere we found AirPlay 2 at CES 2019

As is tradition, Apple was once again infamously absent at the biggest technology show of the year, CES. The company hasn't actually stayed out of the headlines over the past week, however. Apple didn't do any announcing of its own, but it was name-c...

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12:18
iPhone 11 may tap Samsung or MediaTek to join Intel...

There have been multiple reports citing that Apple’s iPhone won’t be getting a 5G modem until the 2020 models. However, a new report from Reuters says that this year’s iPhone 11 may include it…

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12:17
5G iPhone might have Samsung or MediaTek modems,...




Apple has considered the possibility of using modems from Samsung and MediaTek in its future 5G devices, testimony at a US Federal Trade Commission trial with Qualcomm reveals, with an Apple executive confirming there is a possibility of the two companies providing modems for the forthcoming 2019 iPhone refresh.

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11:35
Google kills its Chromecast Audio dongle

If you've been thinking about whether to pick up a Chromecast Audio to make your audio setup a little smarter, you should probably make your mind up quickly. Google has confirmed it's discontinuing the device.

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11:33
TCL, LG under pressure from customers about AirPlay...




With the news that Apple's AirPlay 2 is coming to several major TV brands, some people have begun pressuring more companies to support the technology, or for those that are onboard to update older sets.

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11:07
First look at the Klipsch T5 Zippo-inspired truly...




True wireless earbuds popular at the moment, widely because of a push from Apple's introduction of the AirPods. During the Consumer Electronics Show, the show floor was loaded with companies of all sizes pitching their wares. One of the few that really caught our eye was the T5 by Klipsch.

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10:59
Meet the short-order cooks so good Waffle House...

Even though I lived in the South for several years, I never actually set foot in a Waffle House. But, as a motorcyclist, I am a huge fan of diners and always appreciate the stories of a good short order cook.

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10:48
'Choose Your Own Adventure' publisher sues...

Netflix's choose-your-own-adventure style film Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is the subject of a new lawsuit, brought against the streaming giant by Chooseco LLC. The company is known for publishing the "Choose Your Own Adventure" book series popular in...

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10:45
VLC is adding AirPlay support and will reach 3...

Since Apple has been ignoring QuickTime for years, VLC, along with the new IINA app, have been my go-to media players for all kinds of files.

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10:37
9to5Mac Happy Hour 207: iPhone 11 triple camera...

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple TV and the new zero sign-on feature in tvOS 12, iCloud Photos and managing limited storage, a possible preview at how the iPhone 11 camera system will appear, CES 2019 and the wave of new AirPlay 2 and HomeKit TVs, the changing proposition of the Apple TV, and much more CES 2019 news.

9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneInGoogle Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for...

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