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  • Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 streams music to multiple Bluetooth devices
    Qualcomm's newest flagship platform, the Snapdragon 845, already promises a lot of things to be excited about in terms of its graphics, camera support and AI processing, and now the company has announced a Broadcast Audio function, which will let use…
    - 3 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 12:30pm -
  • Qualcomm's sample headset teases what's next for mobile VR
    Ahead of Mobile World Congress, which is taking place in Barcelona next week, Qualcomm has announced a VR headset reference design based on its latest Snapdragon Mobile VR platform. The new system works on the Snapdragon 845, the company's latest pre…
    - 3 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 12:30pm -
  • The Morning After: Spotify plots its own smart speaker
    Hi there! Watching the PyeongChang Winter Olympics? Been watching them in VR? We have. We also have news of a Burnout comeback (The Best Driving Game) and Amazon brings its Prime rewards to Whole Foods shoppers.
    - 3 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 11:47am -
  • Uber officially launches ‘Uber Express Pool’ in select cities
    After being piloted in Boston and San Francisco, Uber is officially launching Express Pool in those two cities along with Los Angeles, DC, Miami, San Diego, Philadelphia and Denver. The ride-hailing company plans on launching the service in more citi…
    - 4 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 11:00am -
  • Google's Gboard can now search emoji, stickers and GIFs at once
    Gboard is making it easier to look for the perfect emoji, sticker and GIF in one go -- at least for beta testers on Android. As 9to5google reports, the keyboard's latest beta update adds a "Search all media" option that surfaces all the results it ha…
    - 5 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 10:02am -
  • Apple may secure its own battery materials to avoid shortages
    Cobalt is an essential component in lithium ion batteries, making it a crucial material in the production of smart devices and electric vehicles. But, as battery-hungry cars go mainstream, there's a risk that the world's supply will be eaten up by ca…
    - 6 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 8:53am -
  • HoloLens adds mixed reality to a Japanese national treasure
    One of the best ways to give centuries-old artifacts a modern touch is mixed reality. The technology allows you to add interesting elements to any object without actually touching or altering it in any way. Microsoft, for instance, has helped Tokyo-b…
    - 8 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 7:00am -
  • Bigelow forms command center for its expandable space stations
    Bigelow Aerospace has big plans for its future expandable space stations, so it has formed a whole new company for them. Called Bigelow Space Operations (BSO), the new private space company will oversee the marketing and customer service, as well as.…
    - 9 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 6:01am -

MacRumors

  • Parallels Toolbox 2.5 for Mac Gains Web Page Screenshot Feature, Batch Image Conversion, and More
    Parallels has released Parallels Toolbox 2.5 for Mac, bringing a handful of new features to the standalone application which aren't necessarily tied to virtualization. Essentially, the Toolbox places a drop-down menu in the Mac's menu bar, allowing u…
    - 2 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 12:39pm -
  • 10 Essential Tips for Using the macOS Finder More Efficiently
    The Finder is a classic Mac system component that's ever-present on your desktop, ready to help you find and organize your documents, media, folders, and other files. It's the smiling icon known as the Happy Mac logo on your Dock, and includes the Fi…
    - 5 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 10:05am -
  • Apple in Talks to Buy Key Battery Ingredient Cobalt Directly From Miners
    Apple is in talks to purchase long-term supplies of cobalt directly from miners to ensure a steady supply of the key battery ingredient amid industry fears of a shortage, according to a report by Bloomberg today. The companies that make batteries…
    - 7 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 8:36am -
  • Apple Named World's Most Innovative Company Due to Focus on Hardware and Software Integration
    Fast Company today published its annual rankings of the 50 most innovative companies in the world, and this year, Apple is the number one company on the list for "delivering the future today."Apple was picked for its impressive list of accomplish…
    - 15 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 12:03am -
  • Apple Shares Three New iPhone Photography Tutorials
    Apple this afternoon updated its YouTube channel with three new tutorials designed to walk people through using various photography features on the iPhone.The videos cover shooting an overhead photo on iPhone using the level feature, shooting in…
    - 19 hours ago, 20 Feb 18, 8:21pm -
  • AirPlay 2 Features Removed From iOS 11.3 and tvOS 11.3
    Early AirPlay 2 functionality, which was present in initial iOS 11.3 and tvOS 11.3 betas, has been removed from the third beta that was provided to developers this morning.With the first betas of iOS 11.3 and tvOS 11.3, when you installed these u…
    - 19 hours ago, 20 Feb 18, 8:05pm -
  • Smart Speaker Showdown: HomePod vs. Google Home vs. Sonos One
    Apple's new HomePod is late to the smart speaker market, which is already crowded with speakers from companies like Amazon, Google, and Sonos. The latter two companies, Google and Sonos, have released speakers with high-quality sound and robust voice…
    - 20 hours ago, 20 Feb 18, 7:08pm -
  • Apple Seeds Third Beta of iOS 11.3 to Developers
    Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming iOS 11.3 update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after seeding the second beta and one month after releasing iOS 11.2.5, an update that focused primarily on bug fixes and security improvem…
    - 21 hours ago, 20 Feb 18, 5:58pm -

Tidbits - Apple News

  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 19 February 2018
    Notable software releases this week include GraphicConverter 10.5.5, Default Folder X 5.2.2, and Alfred 3.6. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, hel…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 10:17pm -
  • ExtraBITS for 19 February 2018
    In our only ExtraBIT this week, we get a peek inside iFixit’s dash to do a tear-down on the iPhone X when it was first released in Australia. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Interne…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 10:16pm -
  • Apple Updates Its Operating Systems to Address Telugu Bug
    Apple has updated all of its operating systems — macOS 10.13 High Sierra, iOS 11, watchOS 4, and tvOS 11 — to fix yet another text-crashing bug. Here’s how to get the updates, and our advice on when you should install them. Read the full artic…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 7:37pm -
  • External Link: Watch iFixit Race to Tear Apart the iPhone X
    Every year, a team from iFixit races to Australia to get one of the first of the latest iPhones in order to tear it apart and document what they find. Motherboard joined the company on this year’s quest to get inside the iPhone X — it’s a fasci…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 3:51pm -
  • Facebook Shows Why SMS Isn’t Ideal for Two-Factor Authentication
    Facebook is sending its two-factor authentication users text messages they don’t want. This situation provides yet another reason why you should use a dedicated app for generating two-factor authentication codes instead of SMS. Read the full artic…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 3:16pm -
  • GraphicConverter 10.5.5
    Maintenance update for the graphic conversion and editing utility. ($39.95 new, free update, 181 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help suppor…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Feb 18, 8:35pm -
  • Default Folder X 5.2.2
    Reduces the time it takes for controls to first appear next to a file dialog in macOS 10.13 High Sierra. ($34.95 new, free update, 7.1 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Feb 18, 4:36pm -
  • Alfred 3.6
    Improves support for Google Chrome and ensures bookmark search behavior is more consistent. (£17 new, free update, 2.7 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-tex…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Feb 18, 4:35pm -

Mac News Network

  • Ricoh launches new ultra-short throw projectors for business
    Ricoh has launched two new ultra-short throw projectors for business. The Ricoh PJ WX4152NI and PJ WX4152N are both designed for meetings held in unconventional locations, like smaller meeting rooms, huddle rooms, or offsite training sessions....
    - 15 Apr 16, 2:50pm -
  • MacNN Deals: Four online services to keep you, your data safe
    Alongside our regular Daily Deals post, we are showcasing some of the offers available from our own MacNN Deals store. Today's selections are all online services to help keep you and your data safe online, including access through a VPN, a way to sec…
    - 15 Apr 16, 2:35pm -
  • Apple partners with World Wildlife Fund on 'Apps for Earth' promo
    Apple has teamed up with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in an initiative dubbed 'Apps for Earth.' The new App Store promotion comes with Earth Day approaching on Friday, April 22, with a number of prominent apps participating in the fund raiser. The promo…
    - 15 Apr 16, 2:32pm -
  • Chinese Apple movie, iBook stores off-line, cause unknown
    Starting at some point overnight, the Chinese iTunes movie and iBook stores have been inaccessible. While Apple is not always prompt about updating status pages, the stores have been down for eight hours, and Apple reports that all systems are functi…
    - 15 Apr 16, 2:23pm -
  • Apple, FBI headed back to Congress to debate encryption
    Apple and the FBI will continue to lobby for their respective positions on smartphone encryption before Congress next week, reports Reuters. The two combatants have been at loggerheads in a debate that spans both security and privacy concerns. The Ho…
    - 15 Apr 16, 2:00pm -
  • Raheem Sterling, English soccer star, set for Apple endorsement deal
    Former Liverpool soccer star Raheem Sterling is said to be nearing an endorsement deal with Apple. According to The Sun, Sterling could earn around $354,000 a year if the deal goes through. Apparently Apple is interested in targeting the upcoming 201…
    - 15 Apr 16, 1:36pm -
  • Giveaway: Win a Makerbot Replicator Mini 3D Printer from MacNN Deals
    Getting into 3D printing is an expensive undertaking, with a decent printer sometimes costing thousands of dollars, but here's a reminder that there's at least one way to do it without breaking the bank. MacNN Deals is holding a giveaway which will p…
    - 15 Apr 16, 12:53pm -
  • Samsung reportedly signs deal with Apple to supply 100M OLED panels
    Apple is tasking Samsung with producing OLED displays for a future iPhone, after allegedly placing an order with the electronics giant. A report claims Samsung will be supplying iPhone-sized display panels, measuring five inches, which are destined f…
    - 15 Apr 16, 11:58am -

Apple Developer News

  • Upload App Previews with Transporter
    You can now use Transporter, Apple’s command-line delivery tool, to upload app previews to iTunes Connect. Transporter integrates with your content management system to deliver your app metadata in bulk using XML, which is especially useful for add…
    - 21 days ago, 31 Jan 18, 8:00pm -
  • New Tools for 64-bit Support in Xcode 9.3 Beta
    The last macOS release to support 32-bit apps without compromise is macOS High Sierra. Make sure future releases of your app are 64-bit compatible by using new diagnostic tools in Xcode 9.3 beta and testing on macOS 10.13.4 beta. This version of Xcod…
    - 28 days ago, 24 Jan 18, 9:00pm -
  • Reminder: 64-bit Requirement for Mac Apps
    Starting January 31, new apps submitted to the Mac App Store must support 64-bit, and Mac app updates and existing apps must support 64-bit starting June 2018. If you distribute your apps outside the Mac App Store, we highly recommend distributing 64…
    - 28 days ago, 24 Jan 18, 9:00pm -
  • Swift Playgrounds 2.0 Now Available
    The latest version of Swift Playgrounds includes new features to make it easier to discover even more content. Now you can subscribe to playgrounds from your favorite third-party creators, then browse and download their content directly within Swift…
    - 28 days ago, 24 Jan 18, 6:00pm -
  • ARKit 1.5 Now Available
    iOS 11 is the biggest AR platform in the world, allowing you to create unparalleled augmented reality experiences for hundreds of millions of iOS users. Now you can build even more immersive experiences by taking advantage of the latest features of A…
    - 28 days ago, 24 Jan 18, 6:00pm -
  • Apple Developer Program Membership Fee Waivers Now Available
    We’re pleased to announce that Apple Developer Program membership is now available at no cost for eligible organizations. Nonprofit organizations, accredited educational institutions, and government entities based in the United States that will dis…
    - 49 days ago, 3 Jan 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…
    - 63 days ago, 21 Dec 17, 12:30am -
  • iTunes Connect Holiday Schedule
    As a reminder, new apps and app updates will not be accepted December 23 to 27 (Pacific Time), so any releases should be submitted, approved, and scheduled in advance. Other iTunes Connect and developer account features will remain available.Learn mo…
    - 70 days ago, 14 Dec 17, 1:00am -

Apple: Press Releases

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…
    - 76 days ago, 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…
    - 78 days ago, 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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