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Stronghold Kingdoms: Heretic available for the Mac

Firefly Studios has released a free expansion for Stronghold Kingdoms — Stronghold Kingdoms: Heretic. Now available as an update for Mac and PC versions, Heretic allows players to build kill streaks by crusading against the forces of evil or “go heretic” and join them. You can ally with fellow players and save medieval Europe or swear allegiance to series antagonist The Wolf and watch the world burn.

Here’s how Stronghold Kingdoms: Heretic is described: “You spend months infiltrating the enemy House and, to your knowledge, no one suspects a thing. Your Trojan faction has their complete trust, you’ve fought countless battles side by side and some even call you friend. Castles have been built together and enemies vanquished, but when the House Marshall reveals his plans for one final attack to take down their great rival you know it is time to strike. You offer to play a major role in the offensive and, at the last moment, you turn. One swift attack from behind enemy lines...

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Incipio launches new Backlit ClamCase+ Keyboard Cases for iPads

Incipio has launched the Incipio ClamCase+ Power keyboard case for the iPad Pro 9.7 and iPad Air 2 featuring a LED powered backlit keyboard and a 6000mAh power bank for charging external devices on-the-go.

The Incipio ClamCase+ keyboard case series feature a LED backlit keyboard with three levels of adjustable brightness to customize visibility for optimal use during the day and at night, available both for the iPad Air 2 and iPad Pro 9.7 devices. Incipio’s ClamCase+ Power series for iPad Pro 9.7 and iPad Air 2 include the customizable backlit keyboard and a built-in 6000mAh power bank to charge iPhones and other external devices on the go.

The Incipio ClamCase + Power for iPad Pro 9.7 and iPad Air 2 are available now in black for US$159.99 each on clamcase.com. The Incipio ClamCase + for iPad Pro 9.7 and iPad Air 2 are available in space gray for $129.99 each at clamcase.com.

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FoamTech iPad cases available from Gumdrop Cases

Gumdrop's FoamTech iPad case (http://www.gumdropcases.com) is now available in a carrying case, providing lightweight form-fitting protection for Apple's iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Air 2 and iPad Air.

The case is made of foam; its carrying handle can be folded for viewing and typing modes. The FoamTech case allows access to all ports, buttons, camera and speakers, and is perfect for school and home learning environments. The normal price is $34.95, but it’s on sale for $29.95 for a limited time.

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Sonnet announces new PCI Express Adapter Cards

Sonnet Technologies (www.sonnetttech.com) has announced the Presto 10GbE SFP+ Dual-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express 2.0 card and the Presto 10GbE 10GBASE-T Dual-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express 3.0 card.

Both are solutions for adding lightning-fast 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) network connectivity to Mac Pro towers, Windows PCs, Linux servers, and computers with Thunderbolt ports via Thunderbolt-to-PCIe expansion systems. These Sonnet adapter cards allow users to connect their computers via optical or copper cables to high-speed network infrastructure and storage systems using the 10GbE standard. 

The Presto 10GbE SFP+ is a low-profile PCIe 2.0 x8 card designed for users who need to connect through optical network infrastructure. It’s equipped with two SFP+ sockets, allowing users to select either short-range (up to 300 meters) or long-range (up to 10 kilometers) SFP+ transceivers (sold...

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Pad & Quill announce new Apple Watch bands

Pad & Quill (http://www.padandquill.com) has announced new Apple Watch straps. The Special Edition 60-Year Leather Lowry Cuff is made from vintage full grain leather.

The Special Edition 60-Year Leather Lowry Cuff is made from vintage full grain leather in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Available with either matte black or nickel finish hardware, it matches the Apple Watch Series 1 2 perfectly. The limited edition band for costs US$249.

The Cordura & Leather Field Strap for Apple Watch is crafted with military grade 1000 denier Cordura fabric, parachute grade stitching, and lined with soft full grain leather. Cordura fabric is 10x stronger than cotton, 3x stronger than polyester, and 2x stronger than nylon. It’s water, scratch, and stain resistant. Available in gray Cordura with black leather, and black Cordura with chestnut leather in either matte black or nickel finish hardware, it costs...

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Oct 26
Red Giant conjures up Magic Bullet Suite 13

Red Giant has announced Magic Bullet Suite 13, an update to its color correction, finishing and film looks tools for filmmakers. Every tool in the Magic Bullet Suite has received major updates and is now GPU accelerated.

And, for the first time, Magic Bullet Suite delivers real-time color correction thanks to OpenCL support in Adobe Premiere Pro CC, extending the toolset for users of the NLE. The app’s color correction tool now includes Guided Color Correction, a step-by-step process for quickly and accurately balancing a shot.

Current Magic Bullet Suite users can upgrade for $299 to the latest version via the Red Giant website (www.redgiant.com). For new users the cost is $899. Customers can purchase individual products or the entire Magic Bullet Suite 13. A demo is available for download. Customers interested in five or more licenses of Magic Bullet Suite are eligible for the Red Giant Volume Program...

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Oct 26
Corel introduces CorelCAD 2017

Corel has introduced CorelCAD 2017, the latest version of its powerful and affordable 2D and 3D computer-aided design software. Available for macOS and Windows, it expands users' drawing capabilities with updated 2D drafting tools designed to allow for a natural transition from 2D to advanced 3D design.

CorelCAD 2017 offers native support for .DWG along with .DXF, .DWF, .PDF and other popular formats. It also offers design capabilities designed to speed and simplify the creation of 2D designs and 3D models.

Pricing for CorelCAD 2017 is US$699 for the full version and $199 for upgrades. Education and volume licenses are available.

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Oct 26
Company seeks 100 iPhone users to beta test a CRM

Austin Sigma, developer of Mach10CRM, a Communication Relationship Manager (CRM), is seeking 100 qualified beta users to put its new iPhone /iPad app through the final testing and feedback phase before its public release next month.  

Those approved for the program will not only gain early access to the suite’s enhanced CRM plus email  tools, but will be rewarded with an additional six months of Mach10CRM usage. Mach10CRM is an integrated CRM, email, and productivity app designed to solve the information overload plight. It also helps the user focus on relationships, not email.  

Ideal candidates for the beta test programare those who struggle to keep up with emails, texts, calls, and meetings, and those who need to track attachments automatically. It is a great fit for salespeople who want to build better relationships and increase their sales, according to the folks at Austin Sigma. Additional industries served include  recruiting, real estate, public relations,...

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Oct 26
Quark unveils new content automation platform

Quark Software has announced a new release of its content automation platform featuring updates that enable organizations to accelerate digital transformation and drive better customer satisfaction.

Quark’s content automation platform is an integrated enterprise solution for creating, managing, publishing, and delivering omni-channel content for a wide range of industries. New features include:

° New interactive publishing channels: Users can automatically output content to responsive HTML5, HTML5 Web Publications, iOS and Android Apps, email, PDF, print, and more. Plus, there are new creative features such as multi-gradient blends and OpenType Stylistic Sets.

° Offline web-based authoring: Whether as simple as analysts working on a plane to field services staff working in remote, non-networked global locations, subject matter experts of all types can author content securely and efficiently when away from their desks.

° Automated charts and tables:...

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Oct 25
Apple earnings beat market expectations (by a little)

Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2016 fourth quarter that ended Sept. 24. The company posted quarterly revenue of $46.9 billion and quarterly net income of $9 billion, or $1.67 per diluted share.

These results compare to revenue of $51.5 billion and net income of $11.1 billion, or $1.96 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 38% compared to 39.9% in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 62% of the quarter’s revenue.

“Our strong September quarter results cap a very successful fiscal 2016 for Apple,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We’re thrilled with the customer response to iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and Apple Watch Series 2, as well as the incredible momentum of our Services business, where revenue grew 24% to set another all-time record.”

“We are pleased to have generated $16.1 billion in operating cash flow, a new record for the September quarter,” said Luca Maestri, Apple’s CFO. “We also returned $9.3...

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Oct 25
MacHTTP-js Preview for macOS released

MacHTTP.Org has released MacHTTP-js Preview for macOS, a full-featured Web server for 21st century desktops and servers.

MacHTTP-js is a modern take on the classic stand-alone, desktop computer Web server plus a whole lot more, using current state-of-the-art technology while derived from the core ideas that went into the creation of the original Mac Web server, MacHTTP, says creator Chuck Shotton.

MacHTTP-js eliminates the need to understand arcane command line tools or to be an expert in deploying Linux-based servers. Instead, it returns to its roots as a double-clickable application with a friendly user interface allowing anyone technical enough to operate a text editor to set up a web server or create compelling Web applications on their desktop which can be migrated to public servers, he adds.

The free Preview version of MacHTTP-js (http://www.machttp.org) runs on any version of macOS that...

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Oct 25
Maintain serves up Cocktail 10.1 (Sierra Edition)

Maintain has served up Cocktail 10.1 (Sierra Edition), a new edition of Cocktail for users running macOS Sierra.

It’s a general purpose utility for macOS that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. The new version adds: compatibility with macOS Sierra 10.12.1; the ability to clear CoreCapture log; the ability to clear .awd, .dpsub, .ips and .report files; improvements on the "Clear Apple mobile devices logs and diagnostic messages" procedure; and miscellaneous improvements on the "Clear log files" procedure.

Cocktail costs $19 for a single user license and available for purchase from the Maintain website (http://www.maintain.se/cocktail). When unregistered, Cocktail runs in demo mode and will expire after the tenth launch.

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Oct 24
Apple serves up watchOS 3.1

Apple has released watchOS 3.1. According to Apple, it provides:

° A new option to replay bubble and full screen effects in Messages;

° Messages effects can play with Reduce Motion enabled;

° Fixes an issue that could cause the notification for Timer complete to be delivered twice;

° Resolves an issue that could prevent Apple Watch Series 2 from charging;

° Resolves an issue where Activity rings may disappear from the watch face;

° Fixes an issue that prevented Force Touch options from appearing in some third-party apps.

You can update your Apple Watch to watchOS 3.1 via the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.

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Oct 24
Elements+ revved to version 9.0

Andrei Doubrovski has released Elements+ 9.0 (http://elementsplus.net/), an update of his enhancement patch for Adobe Photoshop Elements. Featuring hundreds of tools, including missing adjustments, smart filters, vector masks, and more, it is an add-on that unlocks the undocumented advanced functions in Photoshop Elements+ featured in the latest versions of Photoshop.

The kit includes some extra adjustments, smart filters, vector masks, and other advanced tools normally hidden under the hood. Version 9 adds:

° The ability to re-edit Curves, Color Balance, and other unlocked adjustments;

° The ability to re-edit Camera RAW photos in ACR converter;

° Customizable PSE keyboard shortcuts;

° Customizable PSE menus;

° Pen and other advanced vector tools;

° Auto-recovery after PSE crashes;

°  A Script Events Manager

Elements+ 9.0 requires macOS 10.4.11...

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Oct 24
BatchOutput for Microsoft Word Now Supports macOS Sierra

Zevrix Solutions has announced BatchOutput DOC 2.4.7, a compatibility update to its output automation solution for Microsoft Word on macOS.

BatchOutput automates printing and exporting of multiple documents to PDF, and allows to carry out professional PDF production directly from Word bringing PDF creation options right to the user's fingertips. The new version makes BatchOutput DOC compatible with the recently released macOS 10.12 Sierra.

BatchOutput DOC can be purchased for US $39.95 from the Zevrix Solutions website (www.zevrix.com), as well as from authorized resellers and the Mac App Store. A demo is available for download. The update is free for users of version 2 and $20 from version 1. BatchOutput DOC requires Mac OS X 10.6-10.12 and Microsoft Word 2008, 2011 or 2016.

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Oct 24
Apple updates macOS Sierra to 10.12.1

Apple has released macOS Sierra 10.12.1. It can be downloaded from the Software Update function in the Mac App Store. According to Apple, macOS Sierra 10.1.2:

° Adds an automatic smart album in Photos for Depth Effect images taken on iPhone 7 Plus ;

° Improves the compatibility of Microsoft Office when using iCloud Desktop and Documents;

° Fixes an issue that may prevent Mail from updating when using a Microsoft Exchange account ;

° Fixes an issue that caused text to sometimes paste incorrectly when using Universal Clipboard ;

° Improves reliability of Auto Unlock with Apple Watch;

° Improves security and stability in Safari.

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Oct 24
Apple posts iOS 10.1 and tvOS 10.0.1

Apple has released a finished version of iOS 10.1, bringing a promised Portrait shooting mode to owners of the iPhone 7 Plus. It also provides various bug fixes.

Portrait mode is a software feature that uses the two lenses of the iPhone 7 Plus to create the look and feel of an image shot with portrait settings on a camera with a telephoto lens. You access portrait mode from within the Camera app simply by swiping left and right in the viewfinder.

The update is a free download, available either through iTunes or over-the-air via the Settings > General > Software Update menu in iOS.

Apple has also posted tvOS 10.0.1 with bug fixes and security improvements.

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Oct 24
Apple Watch Nike+ goes on sale this Friday

Apple and Nike have announced that the Apple Watch Nike+ will be available on Friday, Oct. 28. It combines all the features of Apple Watch Series 2 with the new Nike+ Run Club app for motivation to go for a run, guidance from the world’s best coaches and athletes and coaching plans that adapt to your schedule and progress.

The Apple Watch Nike+ also features exclusive Nike Sport Bands and unique watch faces inspired by Nike’s iconic style that can be personalized with apps like Activity Rings, Heart Rate, Stopwatch and Weather.

“Running is one of the world’s most popular activities for staying in shape and being healthy, and with Apple Watch Nike+, runners will be even more motivated to achieve their performance goals,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer. “The response so far has been incredible and we’re thrilled to get Apple Watch Nike+ onto customers’ wrists starting Friday.”

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Oct 21
DDoS attacks causing Internet disruptions

A series of denial of service attacks on a major DNS provider have caused major issues across the internet, with outages of some of the largest sites and services including the New York Times, CNN, Netflix, and Twitter experienced across about half of the U.S. Now the Department of Homeland Security is getting involved, reports AppleInsider (www.appleinsider.com).

The attacks initially targeted DNS provider Dyn's servers at about 11 a.m. (Eastern) were mitigated by the company's countermeasures. At about 12:20 p.m. (Eastern), the attacks continued and the outages are now expanding to California, Texas, Washington, and even the UK. 

The attacks are now being monitored by the United States Department of Homeland Security, and the agency is "investigating all potential causes" of the massive disruption. DNS providers such as Dyn resolve site name to IP addresses so that web browsers may communicate...

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Oct 21
StarTech offers new lockable iPad stand

StarTech.com has released the $191.99 Lockable Floor Tablet Stand for iPads. It offers any customer-facing company or organization the ability to setup an instant information kiosk.

Features of the Lockable Floor Tablet Stand include:
• A lockable metal enclosure;
• The stand can be screwed into the floor for additional security;
• Integrated cable management;
• A covered home button so customers can’t navigate away from app.

The stand is optimized for the 9.7-inch iPad and works in portrait or landscape orientation.

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Oct 27
Streaming media device market to grow at a CAGR of 17....

A new report from Research and Markets (www.researchandmarkets.com) forecasts the global streaming media device market — which includes the Apple TV — to grow at a CAGR [compound annual growth rate] of 17.45% during the period 2016-2020. The market is currently in its nascent stage but is witnessing unprecedented growth, according to the research group.

In 2015, Asia-Pacific (APAC) had the highest growth rate in the market. Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) and the Americas are quite matured markets. According to Research and Markets, one of the key drivers for market growth will be easy connectivity with electronic devices. A major factor driving the sales of streaming devices is the ease with which media content can be streamed and shared between various streaming devices.

With the help of a home network, a streaming device can connect with various devices. The content can...

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Oct 26
Augmented reality app downloads to top 2.3 billion by...

A new study from Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com) has found that the popularity of Pokémon GO is inspiring app developers to incorporate AR [augmented reality] technologies into their applications.

The research group forecasts that the AR market will rise to 2.3 billion apps by 2021, representing a 380% increase from an estimated 482 million in 2016. The launch of the AR game sparked a worldwide phenomenon that has created a greater interest in the technology, leaving developers ‘champing at the bit’ to recreate its global success.

According to Juniper Research, AR content has now evolved past its ‘gimmicky’ reputation, and consumer attitudes have become more positive towards the technology. The report found that despite smartphones already being capable of this level of AR, the success of applications were down to desirable content, such as Pokémon GO and Snapchat.


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Oct 25
Personalization to spur digital coupon growth by 60%

A new study from Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com) has found that the number of coupons issued via mobile and online channels will grow by more than 60% over the next five years, increasing from 224 billion in 2016 to 362 billion in 2021.

Juniper’s latest research found that the growth in digital coupon volumes can in large part be attributed to a greater retailer emphasis on the provision of highly targeted, personalized offers to consumers. According to the research group, brands will increasingly deploy bots, artificial intelligence applications which can interact with consumers via social media and messaging applications such as Facebook Messenger.

The research cited Domino’s Pizza and Iceland Air as companies which have already utilized this strategy. Meanwhile, mass adoption of social media has spawned a number of dedicated coupon aggregators operating within that space,...

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Oct 24
BatchOutput for Microsoft Word Now Supports macOS...

Zevrix Solutions has announced BatchOutput DOC 2.4.7, a compatibility update to its output automation solution for Microsoft Word on macOS.

BatchOutput automates printing and exporting of multiple documents to PDF, and allows to carry out professional PDF production directly from Word bringing PDF creation options right to the user's fingertips. The new version makes BatchOutput DOC compatible with the recently released macOS 10.12 Sierra.

BatchOutput DOC can be purchased for US $39.95 from the Zevrix Solutions website (www.zevrix.com), as well as from authorized resellers and the Mac App Store. A demo is available for download. The update is free for users of version 2 and $20 from version 1. BatchOutput DOC requires Mac OS X 10.6-10.12 and Microsoft Word 2008, 2011 or 2016.

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Oct 24
In-flight Wi-Fi is a unique space for cyber theft

The dangers of public Wi-Fi are already well known, but the security issues of in-flight Internet connection are still somewhat obscure. In 2015, there were already 52 airlines worldwide offering in-flight Internet, and the prevalence of U.S. in-flight Wi-Fi alone has grown 1,600-fold since 2013.
Security is an issue with in-flight Internet - dominated by Gogo provider, while its two main competitors, ViaSat and GEE, use satellites exclusively for airlines such as JetBlue and Southwest. First, there's no password protection on the Wi-Fi connection, so anyone can intercept all data that¹s being transmitted on the wireless network.
Thus, while it¹s great to go online while you are in the sky, connecting to Gogo or other provider might mean you are giving your private data away to cybercriminals. Airplanes are unique hacking grounds ­ more dangerous than airports or coffee shops, as they cram passengers in one small space for hours. This gives plenty of...

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Oct 21
Simba report shows Google’s rising impact in schools

A growing number of students are doing their schoolwork on Chromebooks, and an increasing number of teachers are managing their work with free tools from Google, according to “K-12 Classroom Technology Survey Report 2016,” a new report from Simba Information (www.simbainformation.com).

Chromebooks, which represented less than 2% of education market device sales a few years ago, now are found in more than one-quarter of classrooms. Chromebooks follow the legacy classroom desktop computer as the available device having the biggest impact on student achievement. Chromebooks follow iPads as the device teachers would most like to add for student use.

"The percentage of teachers using Google Classroom, a free platform for managing assignments and communicating with students, was more than three times that of any other learning management system when Simba Information and MCH Strategic Data...

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Oct 20
61% of shoppers expect to spend more this holiday...

While it may be an election year often signaling uncertainty when it comes to shopping and spending, a new survey conducted by Kelton Global on behalf of savings destination RetailMeNot (www.retailmenot.com) reports that 61% of shoppers plan to spend more this holiday season than last. In fact, nearly one in three shoppers plan to spend at least $200 more.

Despite the increase in spending, consumers will be taking advantage of deals and offers by seeking out savings prior to shopping either in-store or online, especially on the bigger ticket items like electronics that are on many wish lists. Seven out of ten consumers look for deals on holiday gifts year round, but 40% still feel they will find the best discounts on Black Friday. 

Searching for deals year round is certainly a successful strategy, but shoppers should reconsider making all purchases at one time, as category deals ebb and flow between...

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Oct 19
The market is bright for power amps in phones

LTE smartphones led to a bump in sales of RF power amplifiers in 2015 and the first half of 2016, according to Strategy Analytics (www.strategyanalytics.com) Over the next five years, highly integrated multiband PA modules that include switch and filter content similar to the PAs used today in the flagship Apple iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 will ship in increasing numbers into lower-tier smartphones.

According to Christopher Taylor, author of the report and director, RF & Wireless Components, Strategy Analytics: ”The need for smartphones with more LTE bands has led to multiband PAs that contain more RF filters and switches, capturing more front-end phone content for the suppliers, contributing to a growth of the PA market that will continue at least until 2020 and 5G."

Eric Higham, Director of Advance Semiconductor Applications at Strategy Analytics, adds: "Gallium arsenide forms...

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Oct 18
Mobile developer population reaches 12 million...

The number of developers involved with development of mobile apps reached 12 million in 2016, according to Evans Data Corp’s (www.evansdata.com) “Global Development Population and Demographics Study.”

It also found that the number of developers writing for mobile devices has increased by more than five times since Evans began measuring developer participation in mobile development in 2006, when just slightly less than two million developers were targeting mobile. At 12 million, the population of developers targeting mobile is more than half of the total worldwide population of 21 million developers.
The study, which is now in its 20th edition, estimates not only current software developer populations across four major regions and 40 different countries, but also overlays global primary research onto the population numbers to show numbers of developers forecast to adopt technologies now and in the future....

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Oct 18
Shipments of 3D printers to grow 108% in 2016

Worldwide shipments of 3D printers will reach 455,772 units in 2016, more than doubling the 219,168 units shipped in 2015, according to Gartner, Inc.'s latest forecast. Despite slowing growth rates after the market's initial growth spurt, the increase in 3D printer shipments over the next four years will see the number of units shipped in 2020 total more than 6.7 million.

"Once a niche market, 3D printing has continued its rapid transformation into a broad-based mainstream technology embraced by consumers and enterprises around the world," said Pete Basiliere, research vice president at Gartner (www.gartner.com). "The evolution of hardware and software along with an ever-expanding collection of usable materials has driven growth in both the consumer and enterprise 3D printing markets.”

3D printing is now experiencing widespread acceptance beyond its application in specialist industries. Today, 3D printing is...

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Reviews and Kool Tools

Tenorshare has renamed iPhone Data Recovery to UltData (http://tinyurl.com/k9quaep) — for “Ultimate Data.” A new feature of repairing iOS 10 white apple logo, stuck issues, etc. is offered in this new version. UltData... Read more »
Grantwood Technology (http://www.grantwoodtechnology.com) has released the $22.99 TuneBand for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. The silicone skin armband allows access to all ports, buttons, and cameras, while the soft, adjustable... Read more »
STACKED (www.poweredbystacked.com) has launched three new products for its wireless charging ecosystem: that deliver power, unleashed: the 360° Speed Case Bundle for iPhone 6/6s and 6/6s Plus, which features an... Read more »
CAZE (http://www.iphonecaze.com) has announced its first hybrid bumper for the iPhone 7/ 7 Plus, weighing just 11 grams. Constructed of aluminum and TPU, the DuEdge frame offers a stylish metal look for the Apple... Read more »

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Review: Sol Republic’s new cord-free wireless...

Audio accessory maker Sol Republic is today launching its first product in the cord-free headphone space, the ‘Amps Air’ wireless earbuds. The launch would have been timed with the now delayed release of Apple’s own similar wireless AirPods that were previously expected to launch late this month and possibly following the company’s Mac event today. Apple released a last minute statement yesterday informing customers it needs more time to get the product right before shipping.

But after using the new Amps Air earbuds from Sol Republic over the last week, I’m convinced they will be a better option for many…


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How to watch today's "hello, again"...

At 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET today, Apple's "hello, again" event will begin, and we're sure you'd like to watch it. To do so, just point your browser to http://www.apple.com/apple-events/october-2016/ around the start of the show and you'll be treated to all of the new announcements.

There are some special requirements for watching the event. According to Apple's event page, "Live streaming uses Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) technology. HLS requires an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with Safari on iOS 7.0 or later, a Mac with Safari 6.0.5 or later on OS X v10.8.5 or later, or a PC with Microsoft Edge on Windows 10. Streaming via Apple TV requires an Apple TV (2nd or 3rd generation) with software 6.2 or later or an Apple TV (4th generation)."

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Apple online store "closed", retail...

With less than two hours to go until today's "hello, again" Mac event, the Apple online store is no longer taking orders, instead showing the standard "we can't wait for you to see it" banner. Listings for the existing MacBook line are still visible, of course, but the company just doesn't want you to order a MacBook Pro when there's something exciting and new coming out today...

In addition, The Mac Observer reports that some Apple retail outlets were setting up the portable stanchions that are used to control lines in front of stores during big product launches. TMO's Jeff Gamet noted that one Reddit user left a comment after visiting the San Francisco flagship store:

They set up the line dividers while I was there. Not sure if this means there will be a product launch tomorrow. This was shortly after closing. There were lots of contractors milling about, taking laser measurements...

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Apple avoids executive's prison term in...

A judge in Milan, Italy has repotedly agreed to a settlement with the head of Apple Sales International in a case over unpaid corporate taxes in the country, which might otherwise have resulted in the Apple executive serving a six-month prison sentence.

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How-To: 7 steps to prepare for the upgrade to a...

With around two-thirds of our readers expecting to buy a brand new MacBook Pro, and others looking to upgrade to a refreshed MacBook Air or iMac, we thought it would be useful to provide a quick guide to preparing for the upgrade.

We recommend a seven-step approach …


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∞ Microsoft Surface Studio, a disruption courting...

Thoughts and links (lots of both) related to Microsoft’s brand new Surface Studio. Head over to the main Loop post to read it all.

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Apple Retail Stores Set Stanchions Overnight, Hints...

Some Apple retail stores began setting up the stanchions they use for long product launch lines overnight. With Apple’s “hello again” media event kicking off in a few hours, the stanchions may be a hint that whatever is announced today may be available right away—and that the company expects loads of people will want it.

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Apple's online store becomes unavailable ahead...

As is par for the course, Apple's online store is unavailable in the hours leading up to a media presentation, with today's keynote expected to be headlined by a new, thinner MacBook Pro with OLED "Magic Toolbar" and USB-C ports.

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Google's arty filters one-up Prisma by mixing...

Basic filters are soooo last year, and Google knows it. It's all about turning your mundane pet photos into works of art now, spearheaded by popular mobile app Prisma. Since it launched earlier this year, Prisma's added an offline mode and video supp...

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Apple Store Offline Ahead of ‘hello again’ Media...

Apple’s online store went offline Thursday morning ahead of the company’s “hello again” media event. That’s not much of a surprise considering the company is expected to introduce new MacBook Pro models today.

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Mysterious overnight activity at Apple stores...

At least some Apple stores across the U.S. -- including its Union Square outlet in San Francisco -- reportedly set up line barriers on Wednesday night, and/or saw unusual activity behind their glass facades.

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Nike+ Run Club updated with Apple Music integration...

Nike+ Run Club for iPhone and Apple Watch has a notable update out today just one day before the Apple Watch Nike+ starts hits stores. Version 5.1 includes a ton of improvements and fixes plus some new features like Apple Music integration and GPS support on the Apple Watch Series 2.


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Mixpanel shows iOS 10 adoption up past 73%

With iOS 9 adoption at 22.3%, that means that more than 95% of iOS users are at iOS 9 or later. Those are numbers that Android can only dream of.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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ICYMI: Real-time drawing collaboration and sippable...

Today on In Case You Missed It: Google introduced a new cloud-connected whiteboard called the Jamboard, which is made for collaboration with coworkers, then the finished doodle can be stored in Google Drive. Meanwhile the SAROS is a wave-powered...

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∞ Today’s Apple event: Tuning in

Just a reminder: Today’s Hello Again Apple event will start at 10a PT, 1p ET.

Here’s a link to Apple’s livestream.

You can also watch live on the Apple Events app on your Apple TV.

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Twitter, with no buyer in sight, confirms layoff of...

To me, Twitter is infrastructure, a mechanism used by a majority of the tech space, ubiquitous and valuable. Like Wikipedia, I can’t imagine my day-to-day workflow without Twitter.

Seems likely Twitter will shrink in value until it either becomes small enough to support its existing revenue model, or becomes just too much of an irresistible bargain for some other company.

The question is, will that eventual Twitter resemble the existing Twitter.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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Apple files for a patent for a ‘camera lens system...

Think the camera in the iPhone 7 Plus is good? Apparently, Apple isn’t finished improving the cameras on its iOS devices. The company has filed for a patent (number 20160313537) for a “camera lens system with five lens components.”

According to the patent filing, the first, third, and fourth lens components may have positive refractive power. The second and fifth lens components may have negative refractive power. 

The third lens component may have convex object-side and convex image-side refractive surfaces. The fourth lens component may have convex object-side and concave image-side refractive surfaces. 

Apple says that the advent of small mobile multipurpose devices such as iPhones, iPads and Mac laptops has resulted in a need for high resolution small form factor cameras for integration in the devices. However, due to limitations of conventional camera technology, conventional small cameras used in such devices tend to capture images at lower resolutions...

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Twitter promises 'meaningful' safety...

Twitter is a real time platform for news and conversation, but sometimes that conversation can get quite nasty. The company's laissez faire attitude toward freedom of expression has seen it develop a reputation for toxicity that's scared off several...

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Pad & Quill announces full grain leather bands...

Pad & Quill has announced new Apple Watch straps. The Special Edition 60-Year Leather Lowry Cuff (pictured below) is made from vintage full grain leather in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Available with either matte black or nickel finish hardware, it matches the Apple Watch Series 1 2 perfectly. The limited edition band for costs US$249.

The Cordura & Leather Field Strap (shown below) for Apple Watch is crafted with military grade 1000 denier Cordura fabric, parachute grade stitching, and lined with soft full grain leather. Cordura fabric is 10x stronger than cotton, 3x stronger than polyester, and 2x stronger than nylon. It’s water, scratch, and stain resistant. Available in gray Cordura with black leather, and black Cordura with chestnut leather in either matte black or nickel finish hardware, it costs $99.95.

The $99.95 Classic Band for Apple Watch is Pad & Quill’s original creation and is made of full...

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Rotating Car Phone Stand: $13.99

We have a deal for you today on the Rotating Car Phone Stand. It’s a mount for your iPhone (or Android device) with a suction cup for your windshield or dash. Like the name implies, it rotates, making it easy to get the orientation you need for the task at hand. It’s $13.99 through us.

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Senior Apple exec could have been jailed over...

The European Union isn’t the only one to consider Apple’s Irish tax arrangements illegal – Reuters reports that a senior Apple exec came close to being jailed for alleged tax evasion in Italy.

Back in 2013, the Italian government accused the company of failing to declare sales revenue from sales in Italy, instead funnelling it to Ireland. The Italian tax authorities said that undeclared sales from 16 Apple Stores in the country totalled more than $1.3B, and sent Apple a tax bill for $347M.

Apple paid up, but that wasn’t the end of it …


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IDC: Apple and Samsung’s smartphone shares slip year...

According to preliminary results from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, vendors shipped a total of 362.9 million smartphones worldwide in the third quarter of 2016 (3Q16). Despite the recall of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7, volumes were up 1% compared to 3Q15 when vendors shipped 359.3 million units. 

Sequentially, shipments grew 5.3% from 344.7 million in the second quarter of 2016. (IDC's totals for Samsung exclude Galaxy Note 7 shipments for both recalled and unsold devices in 3Q16.)

Apple’s iPhone 7 and 7 Plus drove third quarter shipments of 45.5 million units, down 5.3% from the 48 million units last year. Higher than expected iPhone 7 Plus demand outstripped supply, which should be alleviated through the fourth quarter, helped by new features such as water resistance, faster processing, improved optics, and larger...

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Thursday October 27

Hours before the new MacBook's are Introduced, Appl...

Today Apple will be introducing their new MacBook and the UK Patent and Trademark Office published Apple's trademark for 'Touch Bar' as noted ....

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Apple Pay Chip Supplier NPX Acquired by Qualcomm

Today Qualcomm announced that it agreed to buy NXP Semiconductors for about $47 billion, including debt, as it seeks to expand the reach of its chips from phones to cars. The deal would make Qualcomm, which supplies chips to Apple ...

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Apple's Invention for Cloud Phone Notifications may...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to wireless communication between computing devices, and more particularly to connectivity between computing devices when low-power, low-bandwidth, short-range communications are unavailable.

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Apple's Online Store Down Ahead of Today's...

Apple's online storefront has been taken offline this morning, less than six hours prior to the company's "Hello Again" media event at its Cupertino, California headquarters, where Tim Cook and other senior executives are expected to announce an all-new MacBook Pro, refreshed MacBook Air, an Apple TV guide, and possibly other new Macs and additional product and service updates.

Apple will provide a live stream (...

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Samsung's Mobile Chief Took a Beating over Note7 Cr...

The appointment of Samsung Electronics’ Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong on Thursday as a member of the board of directors was overshadowed by concerns over the Note 7 fallout and profits plunge.

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Wednesday October 26

Samsung's Share of Smartphone Market Drops to Lowes...

The latest data from market research firm IDC shows Samsung's share of the worldwide smartphone market dropped to 20% in the third quarter -- its lowest market share since recording 19.9% in the fourth quarter of 2014. IDC estimates Samsung shipped 72.5 million smartphones in the quarter, down 13.5% compared to the estimated 83.8 million smartphones it shipped in the year-ago period.

The decline can be at least partially attributed to Samsung's disastrous Galaxy Note7 recall in early September, although the impact of that move on the third quarter was limited to only a few weeks. Samsung's market share and financial results will likely suffer more greatly in the fourth quarter as the recall and subsequent...

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Intel Granted a Design Patent for Portable All-In-One Co...

This week Intel was granted a new design patent for a next generation tablet PC that's more like a mobile desktop. It's another way for the PC industry to challenging Apple;s iPad Pro

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Apple's Custom Mobile Chip Designs Gradually Expand...

After years of recruiting graphics architects, Apple has gradually shifted from licensing PowerVR graphics to designing its own custom GPUs for iPhones, according to David Kanter at Real World Technologies.

The new graphics processor is said to have first shipped with the A8 chip in the iPhone 6, with successive versions built into in the A9 and A10 Fusion chips powering the iPhone 6s and iPhone 7 lineups respectively.

For context, Kanter said a modern GPU has three major components that work together in harmony to render graphics:The first is the fixed-function graphics hardware, which is responsible for tasks like processing API commands, triangle rasterization, and raster output. The second is the shader core, which is the heart of the GPU and executes programmable shaders (e.g., vertex,...

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Apple Delays AirPods, October Launch No Longer Happening

When Apple debuted its AirPods in September, the company said the wireless earbuds would launch in late October. Now that it's late October, people have been wondering if a release is imminent, but as it turns out, the AirPods are delayed.

Apple today told TechCrunch that it needs "a little more time" before the AirPods are ready for a public release, without specifying the reason behind the delay.

"The early response to AirPods has been incredible. We don't believe in shipping a product before it's ready, and we need a little more time before AirPods are ready for our customers," an Apple spokesperson said to TechCrunch.Apple did not provide TechCrunch with updated launch information, so it is no longer clear when the AirPods will be available for purchase.

AirPods are Apple's premium headphone solution for the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, which do not include a headphone jack....

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Microsoft Introduces Surface Studio to Challenge iMac

When Microsoft first launched their first Notebook called the Surface Book back in October 2015 I asked the question in a report, could a Surface desktop be next? Today Microsoft launched an all-new all-in-one desktop PC that will definitely challenge Apple in the consumer space.

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Microsoft Announces Surface Book i7, Desktop PC 'Su...

At its media event today in New York City, Microsoft announced a new update coming to Windows 10 devices that's focused on creativity and productivity tools, as well as two major new pieces of hardware: the Surface Book i7 and Surface Studio. The Surface Book is the second generation of last year's original model, while the Surface Studio is the company's all new, all-in-one desktop PC that's aimed at the high-end, enterprise market with a starting price of $2,999.

Windows 10 Creators Update

Coming in early 2017, Microsoft today announced the newest update for Windows 10 devices, which it calls the "Creators Update." In the update, the company aims to enhance user productivity with a collection of 3D creation tools, including a new update to Paint called "Paint 3D," that use simplified interfaces...

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Apple Said to Debut Three Glass-Backed iPhone 8 Models,...

Apple is working on three new iPhone 8 models to be released in 2017, all of which will include glass-backed bodies, reports Japanese news site Nikkei. Previous rumors have also pointed towards three iPhone 8 models, but past information suggested that Apple would release one "premium" glass-backed model with an OLED display and two "standard" aluminum models rather than three models with a glass body.

Citing a supply chain source, Nikkei says Apple will release the three iPhones in the following sizes: 5.5 inches, 5 inches, and 4.7 inches. The site still believes one premium model with a curved edge-to-edge OLED display will be sold alongside two models that have standard LCD displays.


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Apple to Announce New App Focused on TV Show Discovery a...

Apple plans to announce a new app that will help viewers discover TV shows at its "Hello Again" media event tomorrow, according to Dawn Chmielewski for USA Today.

The app, dubbed "The Watch List" internally but expected to have a different name, will reportedly recommend TV shows based on the content users access through their Apple TVs.

For example, an FX Networks subscriber might receive a recommendation to watch the new dramatic series Atlanta.For network programmers, it provides a central hub for promoting new shows — a helpful tool at a time when old programming tricks for launching a new series, such as wedging a freshman show next to a hit program, don’t work in the digital...

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Another Expensive Google Moonshot Project is beginning t...

Google's big moonshot projects generate a lot of interest from the press and that's why they create them. Vaporware has always sucked in the press who need to write about cool dreamy things that don't come to market. Google Glass disappeared; Project Ara .... and now ....

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A Korean Press Report Attempts to Cause a Controversy ov...

In early September Patently Apple posted a report titled "Korean Press Report Goes Ballistic Calling the U.S. Recall of the Note 7 a Protectionist Move to Protect Apple." The Korean tech site stated that "Although Samsung Electronics is looking for ways to solve this situation such as even recalling the entire quantity of Galaxy Note 7, a controversy has reignited as American authorities are taking a variety of excessive actions. Rather than simple problems involving a product, some believe that American Government is trying to protect its industry." Today, the conspiracy theory continues with a new twist.

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Tuesday October 25

Q4 2016 Transcript: The Financial Conference Call's...

The following report covers the traditional opening commentary from Apple's CEO Tim Cook on the highlights for their latest financial quarterly results. It's an accurate transcript that any Apple fan could rely on for facts about Apple's Q4 2016 highlights.

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Tim Cook: 'We Don't Buy' the Need to Give...

During today's fourth quarter 2016 earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook was asked about Siri, artificial intelligence, home assistants vs. mobile assistants, and balancing AI with security, which led to some interesting new insights into Siri's popularity and Apple's privacy stance.

According to Cook, Apple is now getting more than 2 billion Siri requests per week. "It's very large," he said, "and to the best of our knowledge, we've shipped more assistant enabled devices than anyone out there." He went on to highlight Apple's efforts to deliver a great Siri experience around the world. While most AI services are limited to the United States, Siri is available in many countries. "We put a lot of energy into that," Cook said.

Cook also said that he believes there's more value in having a phone with...

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Tim Cook Comments on Apple Car Rumors, Says There are Te...

Apple held its fourth quarter 2016 earnings call this afternoon, where Apple CEO Tim Cook was asked about the Apple Car by Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.

Cook didn't comment on Apple's plans, of course, and said there's "nothing to announce today," but he did give some insight into how Apple approaches new technologies and new product categories and said the car space is "interesting" because of the potential for new technologies.I can't speak about rumors, but as you know, we look for ways we can improve the experience and the customer's experience on different sets of products. We're always looking at new things and the car space is an area where it's clear there are a lot of technologies that will become available... or will be able to revolutionize the car experience. It's interesting from that point of view. But certainly nothing to announce today.Cook...

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Apple Q4 2016 Financials were 100% in Line with Apple...

This afternoon Apple announced financial results for its fiscal 2016 fourth quarter ended September 24, 2016. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $46.9 billion, in line with the company's guidance.

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Apple Reports 4Q 2016 Results: $9B Profit on $46.9B Reve...

Apple today announced financial results for the third calendar quarter and fourth fiscal quarter of 2016. For the quarter, Apple posted revenue of $46.9 billion and net quarterly profit of $9 billion, or $1.67 per diluted share, compared to revenue of $51.5 billion and net quarterly profit of $11.1 billion, or $1.96 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter.

Gross margin for the quarter was 38 percent compared to 39.9 percent in the year-ago quarter, with international sales accounting for 62 percent of revenue. Apple also declared an upcoming dividend payment of $0.57 per share, payable on November 10 to shareholders of record as of November 7. The company currently holds $237.6 billion in cash and marketable securities.

For the quarter, Apple sold 45.5 million iPhones, down from 48 million in the year-...

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Wednesday October 26

Office 365 October news—exciting new value coming to...

Today’s post was written by Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office team.

Today, Microsoft announced the Windows 10 Creators Update coming in early 2017, as well as stunning new devices: Surface Studio, Surface Dial and Surface Book with Performance Base. At our event today, Satya Nadella, Terry Myerson and Panos Panay showcased innovations to the Office apps that are coming first to Windows and brought to life on Surface. These advances make using a digital pen even better than traditional pen and paper, offer new ways to interact with your documents, and expand your options for creating rich and interactive content.

Inking is more powerful in the Office apps

We’re continuing to expand what’s possible with digital ink in Office. This year, we’ve already released capabilities for...

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Tuesday October 25

Find and leverage collective intelligence to produce...

Peruse dashboards and drill into data specifics to make informed strategic decisions.

An online immersion session is not your typical online event. Each 90-minute interactive session starts with an online roundtable discussing your business challenges and then launches you into a live environment in the cloud. A skilled facilitator will guide you through simulated business scenarios that are customized to your interests.

We will send you a link to connect your own device to a remote desktop loaded with our latest and greatest technology, so you can experience first-hand how Microsoft tools can solve your biggest challenges in a collaborative, fun environment.

Online immersion sessions help you discover how to:

  • Keep information secure while being productive—Make it easier to work securely and maintain compliance without inhibiting your workflow.
  • Capture, review and share notes from anywhere—Boost your team...
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Making the world more accessible with Sway

Today’s post was written by Brett Bigham, 2014 Oregon State Teacher of the Year and a recipient of the NEA National Award for Teaching Excellence in 2015.

I’m the first to admit I’m a bit of a dinosaur when it comes to technology. It’s not that I’m not forward thinking, it’s more that I’ve spent way too many hours learning “the new best thing” only to have my district ditch it six months later for a newer, better best thing that only takes twice as long to learn. But Microsoft did something with their new Sway program that has created something every teacher needs. And they did it by asking teachers what they needed.

How Microsoft swayed me

For the past two years, I have participated in Microsoft Sway focus groups at the National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY) conference. Groups of tech-savvy and award-winning teachers were brought in to pick our brains about what Sway needed to be. The result is a school-friendly program that allows...

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Apple Pay Has Expanded to Japan

You can now support Apple Pay for your customers in Japan, providing an easy and secure way for them to pay within your app and website with a single touch. Learn more about Apple Pay.

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Apple Pay Has Expanded to Japan

You can now support Apple Pay for your customers in Japan, providing an easy and secure way for them to pay within your app and website with a single touch. Learn more about Apple Pay.

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Monday October 24

About the security content of macOS Sierra 10.12.1

This document describes the security content of macOS Sierra 10.12.1.

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About the security content of tvOS 10.0.1

This document describes the security content of tvOS 10.0.1.

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About the security content of Safari 10.0.1

This document describes the security content of Safari 10.0.1.

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About the security content of iOS 10.1

This document describes the security content of iOS 10.1.

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Episode 13 Of The MacAdmins.Org Podcast Now Available

Stoked that we got to interview Michael Lynn (@mikeymikey) for the MacAdmins podcast. It turned out to be a great episode on the future of Mac management and MDM. I’m glad we were able to have him join in! Pepijn and Marcus did a great job as well, so all round, a great episode. Hope you enjoy!

Or find it on the Podcast site at http://podcast.macadmins.org/2016/10/24/episode-13-mdm-me-maybe/

The post Episode 13 Of The MacAdmins.Org Podcast Now Available appeared first on krypted.com.

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New Downloads Now Available

Xcode 8.1 GM seed is now available, and includes Swift 3 and the latest SDKs that you can use to build and test apps for the latest customer releases of iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.

  • iOS 10.1 (14B72 | 14B72c)
  • watchOS (14S471)
  • tvOS 10.0.1 (14U71)
  • Xcode 8.1 GM seed (8T61a)

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New Downloads Now Available

Xcode 8.1 GM seed is now available, and includes Swift 3 and the latest SDKs that you can use to build and test apps for the latest customer releases of iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.

  • iOS 10.1 (14B72 | 14B72c)
  • watchOS (14S471)
  • tvOS 10.0.1 (14U71)
  • Xcode 8.1 GM seed (8T61a)

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About the security content of watchOS 3.1

This document describes the security content of watchOS 3.1.

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Sunday October 23

Quick and Dirty OS Installations with startosinstall

Automating OS installations is going to eventually be about as easy on macOS as it is in iOS (er, if you have MDM that is). But in the meantime, it’s getting a bit more challenging. The obvious way Apple would prefer this to happen these days is via the startosinstall command that first shipped with El Capitan and with brtool getting moved around all the time, and becoming less of a thing, there’s one quick and easy thing you can do:

sudo "/Applications/Install macOS Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/startosinstall" --applicationpath "/Applications/Install macOS Sierra.app" --agreetolicense --nointeraction --volume /Volumes/Macintosh\ HD

In the above command, we’ve dropped “Install macOS Sierra.app” on a machine. While you’d guess that it would find the application path based on its own surname, we went ahead and supplied it as that seems to basically be a thing. Basically, –agreetolicense keeps us from having to run some expect scripts to accept a license agreement, –...

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Saturday October 22

Get a list of printers with the jamf binary

The jamf binary can grab a list of printers. It’s easy:

sudo jamf listprinters

The output looks like this:

MSP Lobby HP
HP 6490 C5250 PS

If you have more printers, you’ll see more in the list!

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Thursday October 20

Developer Insights Series: Marketing a Game at Launch

WRKSHP shares how it built an audience in the lead-up to the worldwide launch of Battle Camp, and how it attracted hundreds of thousands of players with limited marketing resources. Learn more.

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Developer Insights Series: Marketing a Game at Launch

WRKSHP shares how it built an audience in the lead-up to the worldwide launch of Battle Camp, and how it attracted hundreds of thousands of players with limited marketing resources. Learn more.

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tvOS 10.0.1 beta 4 (14U71) Now Available

tvOS 10.0.1 beta 4 (14U71) Now Available

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tvOS 10.0.1 beta 4 (14U71) Now Available

tvOS 10.0.1 beta 4 (14U71) Now Available

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6 ways to make virtual meetings more efficient

When was the last time you had an in-person meeting? Let’s face it: today’s work rendezvous are becoming increasingly more electronic. While online or virtual meetings can be convenient, they also detract from participant accountability by providing more room to lose people’s attention. When people are distracted, meetings lose focus and require more time for repetition.

To keep your meetings—and your schedule—on track, consider these six tips and transform your routine.

  1. Agenda action—Whether your meeting participants are located across the building or the world, it’s important to get everyone on the same page. While formal agendas may not be as in vogue as they once were, reinstate the practice. Include the meeting’s topics in the body of your calendar invite or email out a document 24-48 hours before the designated time. This will provide...
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4 ways OneDrive can help you eliminate the version...

Successfully working on a team requires seamless collaboration—no matter where you are. You need to communicate effectively with all your team members and keep everyone on the same page. This can get chaotic during busy workdays, even for the most organized employees. The rise of remote workers has presented even more challenges for the modern-day workforce.

Businesses rely heavily on digital communication to collaborate beyond office walls, which poses new challenges for your team—especially without the right technical infrastructure in place. For smoother workflows across your company, it’s important to keep collaboration tight and file versioning to a minimum. Is your team experiencing any of the following versioning woes?

The version control problem

How many times have you seen files going from “v1_draft” to “v1_update” to “v2” to “final_FINAL.” Passing documents around to collect with everyone’s latest notes is sure to cause versioning anxiety. Even the...

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macOS Server 5.2 Guide

The macOS Server5.2 Guide is basically complete. There are a number of services in the server, each explored here: http://krypted.com/guides/os-x-server-5-2-sierra/. Good luck out there!

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After celebrating its anniversary in style with a brand new update, there’s even more excitement in store for Game of Dice has after just being launched on Facebook Gameroom. A relatively new platform, Facebook Gameroom has been designed for PC... | Read more »
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