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  • Spotify users still can't block followers, but that could change
    Spotify isn't as much of a haven from harassment as many might like. Since the service shares your plays with followers by default, it's possible for harassers to keep up with your listening habits and exploit that to their advantage (say, by findin…
    - 30 mins ago, 18 Jul 18, 11:14pm -
  • Bang & Olufsen’s B&O Play brand is going away
    While it's possible you know Bang & Olufsen for its expensive top-tier TVs, you're likely more familiar with its range of artfully-designed headphones and speakers, especially under its budget-friendly B&O Play sub-brand. But in an annual ear…
    - 1 hour ago, 18 Jul 18, 10:27pm -
  • Gorilla Glass 6 gives phones a better shot at surviving multiple drops
    Toughened glass has long protected your phone against a singular drop, but one-and-done isn't how it works in real life -- we've all seen butterfingers users whose device falls to the floor on a seemingly weekly basis. Those not-so-coordinated peopl…
    - 2 hours ago, 18 Jul 18, 9:53pm -
  • Robocall company exposes hundreds of thousands of voter records
    Hundreds of thousands of voter records were left exposed on an Amazon S3 bucket, ZDNet reports, this time by Virginia-based robocalling firm Robocent. Among the information that was left accessible were names, home addresses, gender, phone numbers, a…
    - 2 hours ago, 18 Jul 18, 9:29pm -
  • Zuckerberg: I didn’t intend to defend Holocaust deniers
    Earlier today, Recode's Kara Swisher released an extensive interview with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg covering the platform's struggles during a long, scandal-ridden year. Nestled inside was an exchange where Swisher pressed the executive on why it.…
    - 2 hours ago, 18 Jul 18, 9:18pm -
  • Hyundai offers virtual showroom on Amazon
    If you have any cash left over from Prime Day, you might be considering a new car. Hyundai and Amazon have teamed up to offer a virtual showroom of the car maker's automobiles in the Amazon Vehicles section. You won't be able to order an Elantra with…
    - 3 hours ago, 18 Jul 18, 8:37pm -
  • ‘Fortnite’ Funko Pop! toys will be here for the holidays
    Fans of Funko's squat, wide-eyed Pop! figurines have a surprise headed their way: A line is incoming based on the popular game Fortnite. Epic Games has partnered with the toy company to release a smattering of figures, collectibles and apparel that s…
    - 3 hours ago, 18 Jul 18, 8:19pm -
  • Trump claims Russia has stopped its cyberattacks against the US
    President Trump is still dealing with the repercussions of appearing to agree with Vladimir Putin that Russia didn't interfere with the 2016 US election (and the subsequent attempted walk back of this statement), but that isn't stopping him from furt…
    - 4 hours ago, 18 Jul 18, 7:57pm -


  • VLC for iOS Gains Chromecast Support
    Popular media player VLC for iOS was today updated to version 3.1, introducing long-awaited support for Chromecast. Chromecast functionality has been a highly requested feature from VLC users.With the update, the VLC app for iOS can stream conten…
    - 3 mins ago, 18 Jul 18, 11:41pm -
  • Hands-On With Apple's New $699 Blackmagic eGPU
    Alongside the new 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro models introduced last week, Apple also debuted a new eGPU enclosure designed in partnership with Blackmagic.We picked up one of the new Blackmagic eGPUs to check out its design and the performance tha…
    - 2 hours ago, 18 Jul 18, 9:56pm -
  • How to Use Screen Time in iOS 12
    Apple in iOS 12 introduced Screen Time, which is designed to provide you with information on how you're using your time on your iPhone and iPad.With Screen Time, you can see how often you pick up your iOS device, which apps you're using, which ap…
    - 4 hours ago, 18 Jul 18, 7:56pm -
  • Corning Debuts Gorilla Glass 6 With 'Unprecedented' Multi-Drop Protection That Could Be Used in Future iPhones
    Corning this morning unveiled its next-generation Gorilla Glass product, Gorilla Glass 6, which it says offers "unprecedented protection against multiple drops" and better protection against drops from higher heights.According to Corning, Gorilla…
    - 6 hours ago, 18 Jul 18, 5:56pm -
  • Apple Releases Third Public Beta of iOS 12
    Apple today seeded the third public beta of iOS 12 to public beta testers, giving non-developers a chance to test the software ahead of its upcoming fall release. The third iOS 12 public beta, which comes two weeks after the second public beta, corre…
    - 7 hours ago, 18 Jul 18, 5:09pm -
  • Apple Seeds Third Beta of tvOS 12 to Public Beta Testers
    Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming tvOS 12 update to its public beta testing group, giving non-developers a chance to try out the new software ahead of its fall public release. Today's third beta comes two weeks after Apple released the…
    - 7 hours ago, 18 Jul 18, 5:08pm -
  • Faster 18W USB-C Charger Expected to Be Bundled With 2018 iPhones Might Not Be Sold Separately Initially
    Rumors suggest Apple will bundle a faster 18-watt USB-C power adapter with its 2018 iPhones, but it might not be sold separately for a while.Japanese blog Mac Otakara reports that Apple's suppliers are likely only able to manufacture enough cha…
    - 7 hours ago, 18 Jul 18, 4:53pm -
  • Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 61 With Bug Fixes and Feature Improvements
    Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced over two years ago in March of 2016. Apple designed the Safari Technology Preview to test features that may be introduced into future rel…
    - 7 hours ago, 18 Jul 18, 4:44pm -

Tidbits - Apple News

  • Apple Releases Minor watchOS 4.3, tvOS 11.3, and HomePod 11.3 Updates
    watchOS 4.3 lets you control your HomePod from your Apple Watch, allows the Apple Watch’s Nightstand mode work in any orientation, and shows more information on the Siri watch face. tvOS 11.3 merely lets fourth-generation Apple TV owners play video…
    - 30 Mar 18, 2:23pm -
  • macOS 10.13.4 High Sierra Adds Business Chat and External GPU Support
    macOS 10.13.4 doesn't add any major features for most users, but it includes some welcome new features and fixes for professional users.The post macOS 10.13.4 High Sierra Adds Business Chat and External GPU Support appeared first on TidBITS.
    - 30 Mar 18, 2:11pm -
  • iOS 11.3 Adds Battery Health Screen and Much More
    Worried about your iPhone battery? iOS 11.3 tells you if you need a replacement. The latest version of iOS also introduces the beta of Business Chat, shows videos in Apple Music, and features improvements to Safari.The post iOS 11.3 Adds Battery Hea…
    - 30 Mar 18, 2:50am -
  • Apple Strikes Back at Google with Education Initiatives
    Apple is a bit of an underdog in the education market, where Google increasingly dominates with inexpensive, easily managed Chromebook laptops. On Tuesday, Apple staged an education-specific press event at a Chicago magnet school to trot out a host o…
    - 28 Mar 18, 12:16pm -
  • iWork Apps Add Apple Pencil Support, Pages Gains Ebook Creation Features
    The iPad versions of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote gain Apple Pencil support for drawing and writing, along with Smart Annotations. Also, Pages has new ebook creation features.The post iWork Apps Add Apple Pencil Support, Pages Gains Ebook Creation Fe…
    - 27 Mar 18, 3:06pm -
  • Apple Releases Sixth-Generation 9.7-inch iPad with Apple Pencil Support
    In a welcome move, Apple has updated the entry-level 9.7-inch iPad with a faster chip, support for the Apple Pencil, and a few enhanced camera features. The price remains the same, starting at $329 for 32 GB.The post Apple Releases Sixth-Generation…
    - 27 Mar 18, 2:53pm -
  • Should You Delete Your Facebook Page?
    Mark Jeftovic, the outspoken CEO of DNS provider easyDNS, has weighed in on the whole Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal with opinions that are simultaneously harsh and realistic. He starts by equating social media platforms to “The Spew,” a 19…
    - 26 Mar 18, 10:02pm -
  • Freezing Finder? Dropbox and Overstuffed Folders May Be the Culprit
    Is your Finder sputtering and freezing? Josh Centers solved his Finder problems by cleaning out his Downloads folder and toggling Dropbox’s Finder integration.The post Freezing Finder? Dropbox and Overstuffed Folders May Be the Culprit appeared fi…
    - 26 Mar 18, 3:09pm -

Apple Developer News

  • WWDC18 Video Transcripts Now Available
    Take advantage of transcripts to quickly discover and share information presented in WWDC18 videos. You can search by keyword, see all instances where the keyword is mentioned in the video, go straight to the time it was mentioned, and even share a l…
    - 9 days ago, 9 Jul 18, 10:30pm -
  • Introducing App Store Connect
    For app developers and their teams, iTunes Connect is now called App Store Connect. And with the new App Store Connect app, it’s even easier to manage your apps, view trends, respond to reviews, and reply to active Resolution Center issues, all on…
    - 42 days ago, 6 Jun 18, 6:00pm -
  • ARKit 2
    iOS is the biggest AR platform in the world, and now you can create even more incredible experiences with ARKit 2. Multiple users can use their iOS device to simultaneously view AR experiences or play multiplayer games, as bystanders spectate. AR exp…
    - 44 days ago, 4 Jun 18, 6:00pm -
  • Updated Guidelines Now Available
    The App Store Review Guidelines have been updated. We review all apps submitted to the App Store in an effort to determine whether they are reliable, perform as expected, and are free of offensive material. As you plan and develop your app, make sure…
    - 44 days ago, 4 Jun 18, 6:00pm -
  • See What’s New on Apple Platforms
    Download the Xcode 10 beta, which includes the SDKs for iOS 12, watchOS 5, tvOS 12, and macOS Mojave. With powerful advancements in Apple software and tools, you can build your most interactive, intelligent, and engaging experiences yet.Learn more
    - 44 days ago, 4 Jun 18, 6:00pm -
  • Siri Shortcuts
    Siri can now intelligently pair users’ daily routines with your apps to suggest convenient shortcuts right when they’re needed. Use the Shortcuts API to help users quickly accomplish tasks related to your app, directly from the lock screen, in Sp…
    - 44 days ago, 4 Jun 18, 6:00pm -
  • Machine Learning
    With Core ML 2, you can process models faster than ever, make them smaller, and much more. And now, you can easily build and train models using the new Create ML framework, with no machine learning expertise required.Learn more about machine learning
    - 44 days ago, 4 Jun 18, 6:00pm -
  • Get Ready for the All-New Mac App Store
    The reimagined Mac App Store arrives with a new look and new editorial content that inspires and informs. Organized around the specific things customers love to do on Mac, along with insightful stories, curated collections, and videos, the Mac App St…
    - 44 days ago, 4 Jun 18, 6:00pm -

Apple: Press Releases

  • Apple celebrates World Emoji Day
    Apple celebrates World Emoji Day<br/>More than 70 new emoji characters are coming to iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac later this year in a free software update. The new emoji designs, created based on approved characters in Unicode 11.0, include eve…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Jul 18, 4:58pm -
  • Apple supports Malala Fund expansion in Latin America
    Apple supports Malala Fund expansion in Latin America<br/>Collaboration Includes App Development Challenge with Apple Developer Academies in Brazil to Expand Girls’ Education<br/>Rio de Janeiro — Apple today launched a new collaboration between i…
    - 5 days ago, 13 Jul 18, 6:31pm -
  • Apple launches new clean energy fund in China
    Apple launches new clean energy fund in China<br/>Ten Suppliers Will Jointly Invest in Climate Change Solutions in China<br/>Cupertino, California — Apple today announced a new first-of-its-kind investment fund in China to connect suppliers with re…
    - 6 days ago, 12 Jul 18, 11:02pm -
  • Apple updates MacBook Pro with faster performance and new features for pros
    Apple updates MacBook Pro with faster performance and new features for pros<br/>Now Featuring Up to 6-Core Processors and 32GB of Memory, True Tone Display and the Apple T2 Chip<br/>Cupertino, California — Apple today updated MacBook Pro with fast…
    - 6 days ago, 12 Jul 18, 12:31pm -
  • The App Store turns 10
    The App Store turns 10<br/>How Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ignited a Worldwide App Phenomenon<br/>When Apple introduced the App Store on July 10, 2008 with 500 apps, it ignited a cultural, social and economic phenomenon that changed h…
    - 13 days ago, 5 Jul 18, 4:59pm -
  • Apple’s free Schoolwork app now available for teachers
    Apple’s free Schoolwork app now available for teachers<br/>Makes It Easy to Create Assignments, View Student Progress and More<br/>Millions of teachers around the world choose iPad as the best tool to help personalize learning and inspire creativit…
    - 22 days ago, 26 Jun 18, 12:58pm -
  • Apple News launches 2018 Midterm Elections section
    Apple News launches 2018 Midterm Elections section<br/>An Easy Way to Follow the Elections, With Reporting From Trusted Sources Curated by Apple News Editors<br/>Cupertino, California — Apple today announced a new 2018 Midterm Elections section in…
    - 24 days ago, 25 Jun 18, 9:31am -
  • Apple’s iOS 12 securely and automatically shares emergency location with 911
    Apple’s iOS 12 securely and automatically shares emergency location with 911<br/>Nashville, Tennessee — iPhone users in the United States who call 911 will be able to automatically and securely share their location data with first responders begi…
    - 31 days ago, 18 Jun 18, 10:31am -

The Real Mac Genius

  • How To: Take a Screen Recording
    Taking a screen recording on Mac can be used for many purposes. Whether you are a gamer and want to film yourself destroying trees with your hands in Minecraft or you just need to show your grandmother how to send an email, screen recordings are a ne…
    - 7 Dec 17, 8:11pm -
  • Apple Pay Cash, where is Apple headed?
    Apple Pay Cash is a new feature that came alongside iOS 11.2. This feature is available on iPhone 6 and later, all iPad Pros, fifth-generation iPad, iPad Mini 3, and iPad Air 2 as long as they have iOS 11.2. However, this feature has been failing on…
    - 5 Dec 17, 8:27pm -
  • Virtual Reality: The Future of Stimulation
    We hear the words “virtual reality” thrown around alot these days. From commercials about ostridges to your elderly neighbors saying that kids these days are socially introverted, untalented disgraces to the human race, virtual reality is a vibra…
    - 4 Oct 17, 7:01pm -
  • Suede Jacket for iPhone 7 – WaterField Designs | SFBags
    Silicon Valley is notorious for its rising tech companies. In fact, this tech “boom,” if you will, is similar to the Gold Rush of the 1840s. People from around the country and even the world rushing to this beautiful place in search of a prospero…
    - 2 Oct 17, 5:55pm -
  • Apple Blows up the Internet
    Like many other tech writers, I was watching the Apple keynote in anticipation of something huge. Apple’s market share is something that is important to note before explaining exactly how Apple blew up the internet. Please check out our previous ar…
    - 18 Sep 17, 12:46am -
  • Reviews: Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless On-Ear Headphones
    Product Breakdown Presentation:                  4   out of    5 Innovation:                      3   out of     5 Usability:                          4   out of     5 Comfort:              …
    - 4 Sep 17, 3:00pm -
  • Reviews: Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2 On-Ear Headphones
    Product Breakdown Presentation:                   4   out of     5 Innovation:                       3   out of     5 Usability:                           5   out of     5 Comfort:         … Co…
    - 3 Sep 17, 3:00pm -
  • Reviews: Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2 In-Ear Headphones
    Product Breakdown Presentation:                     4   out of     5 Innovation:                          5   out of     5 Usability:                             … Continue reading Reviews: Bowers & Wilkin…
    - 2 Sep 17, 3:00pm -

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