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Dec 09
Cisdem releases PDFCompression 3.0.1 for macOS

Cisdem has released PDF Compression 3.0.1 (http://tinyurl.com/jedtlpe) for macOS. The app can reduce PDF documents to users' preferred sizes, maintaining the layout and formats of original PDFs.

Version 3.0.1 offers improved on optimized four preset compression modes and improved compression performance. It also adds support for macOS 10.12 sierra.

PDF Compression 3.0.1 costs US$24.99. A demo is available for download.

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Dec 09
TRENDnet announces new Ultra PoE networking product category

TRENDnet (www.TRENDnet.com) has announced the $399.99 Ultra PoE product category with the launch of a new high-power industrial-grade Gigabit PoE switch.

It features a high-power capacity with a 240-watt power budget. This switch features four Ultra PoE ports and two dedicated SFP slots for long-distance fiber optics networking.

"At 60 watts of power, the new Ultra PoE category delivers double the power of the current IEEE 802.3at standard, and it is better fit to support the higher power requirements of today's devices," says Evan Davis, senior manager of solutions engineering at TRENDnet. "With a much higher power capacity, TRENDnet's Ultra PoE line helps to provide an uninterrupted service, especially when running critical network applications.”

TRENDnet's new TI-UPG62 Ultra PoE industrial switch is equipped with an IP30 rated metal housing. The new switch also features dual redundant power...

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Dec 08
Apple releases sixth beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.2

Apple has released the sixth beta of an upcoming macOS Sierra 10.12.2 update to developers and public beta testers. Developers can download the beta through the Apple Developer Center or the Software Update mechanism in the App Store.

If you're not already signed up for the public beta program, you can do sign up at .https://beta.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/ . The public beta program is free, but remember: beta software is unfinished software so use with care.

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Dec 08
AppDelete 4.3.1 optimized for macOS Sierra

Reggie Ashworth has announced AppDelete 4.3.1 an update to his application deletion utility for macOS.

Via drag and drop, it will uninstall anything along with all of the associated items. The latest version has been optimized for macOS Sierra. It also adds a new icon and graphics, a new App Reset Tool, and a new Clear Logs too.

AppDelete 4.3.1 requires macOS 10.7 or higher. It costs $7.99 for a single-user license. Upgrades from version 2.x and 3.x are $3.99. A demo is available at the product website (http://www.reggieashworth.com/appdelete).

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Dec 08
AppYogi introduces Wifi Signal Strength Status for macOS

AppYogi Software has introduced Wifi Signal Strength Status 1.0 (http://tinyurl.com/hhrt4y8), its new utility developed exclusively for macOS. The app prominently displays the wireless signal strength with network name, "neat icon" or "percentage" on the menu bar.

Wifi Signal Strength Status lets users know and monitor wireless signal strength at all times with RSSI, Noise, Transmit Rate, Channel details and more. The app also allows the user to see their public IP with Mac address on the Menu Bar.

Wifi Signal Strength Status requires macOS 10.10 or later. It costs US$4.99 and is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Utilities category.

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Dec 08
FileMaker 15 Tips & Tricks training videos available

FileMaker author John Mark Osborne has released his student requested Tips & Tricks training videos for FileMaker Pro 15.

The videos are created in FileMaker Pro 15 Advanced but can be used with FileMaker Pro or Advanced 12, 13 and 14 with the exception of a few exercises. The videos cover intermediate, advanced and expert topics in the areas of scripting, calculations, reporting and relational design.

As a reward for current students and as an introductory holiday sale for FileMaker enthusiasts who haven’t purchased his Philosophy of FileMaker videos, Osborne is offering this four-hour long course for US$20 or at a 20% discount for the rest of 2016. On Jan. 1st, 2017, the price will increase to $25.00.

To find out more information or purchase these videos, visit the Database Pros web site (http://philosophy-of-filemaker.thinkific.com/).

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Dec 07
Apple releases seventh beta of upcoming iOS 10.2 update

Apple has released the seventh beta of an upcoming iOS 10.2 update to developers and public beta testers. For developers, the beta update can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.

Non-developers can sign up for the public beta program https://beta.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/ . The public beta program is free, but remember: beta software is unfinished software so use with care.

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Dec 07
Matrox announces update for the Monarch LCS

Matrox Video has announced a firmware update for the H.264 based Matrox Monarch LCS lecture capture appliance (http://tinyurl.com/hgflzpn). Through the new scheduler function, the Monarch LCS can now be set to start automatically before an event (e.g. lectures, corporate presentations, religious services) without any human intervention required.

The Monarch LCS scheduler supports the iCalendar (.ics) standard, which can be generated by a variety of scheduling applications including Google Calendar and Microsoft Outlook. Allowing identification of multiple devices on a single master calendar, when the schedule is imported to a Monarch LCS appliance, it will automatically start and stop streaming and recording events at times corresponding to that individual device.

The Monarch LCS’s updated ability allows it to record files locally to an SD card or attached USB drive, and then transfer the...

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Dec 07
PDFpen for macOS gets Touch Bar support

Smile (http://smle.us/store) has upgraded PDFpen, its all-purpose PDF editing tool for the Mac, to version 8.3. This version includes Touch Bar support for both editing tools and PDFpenPro’s Table of Contents editing tools.

PDFpen and PDFpenPro 8.1 add “snap to guides” that allows images, shapes, and other objects to snap into alignment with the center and edges of existing objects. Guides are visible when dragging. Special consideration is given to text boxes, which can now snap to the same baseline as existing text.

PDFpenPro and PDFpen 8 work with PDFpen for iPad and iPhone version 2, allowing editing across devices when used with Dropbox storage or iCloud Drive. iCloud storage is available when PDFpen is purchased via the Mac App Store.

PDFpen retails for $74.95, PDFpenPro for $124.95. Family pack licenses, which cover up to five computers in one household, are $94.95 for PDFpen and $149.95 for...

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Dec 07
NeoFinder 7 for macOS adds tweaked interface and more

Norbert M. Doerner has announced NeoFinder 7.0. It’s an update of the macOS app that helps you keep track of your digital files, photos, songs, movies, fonts on hard drives, USB sticks, servers, Blu-ray disks, DVD-ROMs, CDROMs, and any other digital media.

NeoFinder (http://www.cdfinder.de) generates thumbnails and metadata of your files for search possibilities, smart folders, albums, and more. Version 7 offers a new user interface, integrated Adobe XMP (IPTC) editing (including keywords from a controlled vocabulary), audio thumbnails for songs, improved cataloging and database engines for better performance, web galleries, and much more.

NeoFinder 7 requires macOS 10.7or higher. It’s a paid update to licensed users of CDFinder, update price starting at approximately $21. Cross-grades for users of competing applications (DiskLibrary, FileFinder, CatFinder, Canto Cumulus, Disk Tracker,...

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Dec 07
Day Planner is a new to-do app for the Mac

Inspiring-Life Technologies has introduced Day Planner 1.0 (http://inspiringlife.co/1179749655.html), a “to-do” application for macOS. Its interface is sub divided into dedicated sections for entering specific information for a given day.

These are to-dos, appointments, people to call, things to buy, etc. Users can jump to any date by using the built-in calendar and fill out different sections on days to come.

Day Planner requires macOS 10.10 or later and costs US$2.99. It’s available exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Lifestyle category.

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Dec 07
Maintain serves up Cocktail 9.4.1 (El Capitan Edition)

Maintain has served up Cocktail 9.4.1 (El Capitan Edition), a new edition of Cocktail for users running OS X El Capitan 10.11.

Cocktail (http://cocktail.maintain.se) is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. Version 9.4.1:

° Adds the ability to customize the layout;

° Addresses an issue in which Cocktail may fail to display a Time Machine log;

° Addresses an issue in which Cocktail may fail to delete items from encrypted disk images;

° Resolves a number of other issues discovered in the previous release.

Cocktail costs $19 for a single user license and is available for purchase from the Maintain website. When unregistered, Cocktail runs in demo mode and will expire after the tenth launch.

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Dec 07
KeyQue update improves PopChar X, Typinator integration

Ergonis Software (www.ergonis.com) has rolled out KeyCue 8.3, an update of their keyboard shortcut cheat sheet. The upgrade improves PopChar X and Typinator integration, includes some stability improvements, fixes user-reported issues, and improves compatibility with FileMaker Pro 14 and 15.

KeyCue 8.3 requires macOS 10.6 or later. The upgrade is free for anyone who owns KeyQue 8 or how purchased a license for KeyCue 7 on or after March 1, 2015. Upgrade paths are available for owners of older licenses. For new users the cost is $19.99 for a single user license and $29.95 for a family pack.

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Dec 06
Apple posts new tvOS 10.1 developer beta

Apple has seeded the fifth tvOS 10.1 developer beta for the fourth generation Apple TV.

The software update so far has included Apple’s new single sign-on feature which lets you authenticate with your cable provider to unlock all compatible paid video apps. Developers can download the beta through the Apple Developer Center.

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Dec 06
Kanex introduces the GoPower Plus

Kanex has announced the GoPower Plus (www.kanex.com/gopowerplus), a portable power solution featuring built-in micro USB with a Lightning adapter for use with both Apple and Android devices.

Packed with 8,000 mAh of power, it can purportedly deliver two full charges to your smartphones, while an extra USB port allows an additional device to charge simultaneously. The GoPower Plus features an aluminum finish and fits into a pocket or bag.
 
GoPower Plus is Apple MFi Certified, which means it’s specifically made to fit with your Apple devices. The Kanex GoPower Plus premium portable batteries will be available mid-December for US$49.95.

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Dec 06
PDF Converter for the Mac revved to version 6

Nuance Communications has released PDF Converter for Mac 6, an update of the solution that empowers Apple users to convert, edit and securely collaborate with industry-standard PDF files.

Version 6 allows users to assemble PDF documents from a variety of sources, convert PDFs into editable formats for repurposing, create searchable files from scanned documents, and create and fill out PDF forms. What’s more, the streamlined user interface running on OS X Yosemite or El Capitan enables users to work more efficiently and effectively, according to Chris Strammiello, vice president, Global Alliances & Strategic Marketing at Nuance.

Nuance PDF Converter for Mac is available for $99.99. The software is offered through Nuance’s retail e-commerce and corporate reseller channels. Go to http://tinyurl.com/hzykd5t for more info.

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Dec 06
Together 3.7 for macOS adds Touch Bar and improves Evernote import

Reinvented Software has announced Together 3.7 for Mac (http://reinventedsoftware.com/together/). The app is for collecting, organizing and searching all kinds of files.

Just about anything can be added to Together for safe-keeping, tagged, previewed, collected together in different ways and found again instantly. With iCloud, Together libraries can be seamlessly shared with other Macs and iOS devices. Version 3.7 adds support for the MacBook Pro Touch Bar and improves Evernote import.

Together 3.7 for Mac costs US$49.99, is a free upgrade for Together 3 users and requires macOS Sierra. A 15-day trial is available for download from the Reinvented Software website. Together's Evernote Importer is a free download that works with both the version of Together for Mac from the Reinvented Software site and the Mac App Store version. Together for iPad and iPhone is also...

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Dec 06
PDF Checkpoint now supports macOS Sierra

Zevrix Solutions has announced PDF Checkpoint 1.7.17, a compatibility update to company's PDF preflight and conversion solution.

The utility automatically preflights, exports as images, splits and optimizes Adobe PDF files. PDF Checkpoint can also convert the color of PDF documents to a specific ICC profile to help users prepare their files for print, web and mobile devices. Version 1.7.17 is compatible with macOS 10.12 Sierra.

PDF Checkpoint can be purchased at the Mac App Store and Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com) for $39.95. The update is free to licensed users. A demo is available for download. PDF Checkpoint requires macOS 10.7 or higher.

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Dec 05
New iOS, macOS and watchOS betas released

Apple has introduced a sixth beta version of iOS 10.2, and fifth beta of macOS 10.12.2 Sierra to developers and public beta tester. A fourth watchOS 3.1.1 developer beta has also been released.

All of the updates include unspecified bug fixes and performance improvements. Developers can download the beta through the Apple Developer Center or the Software Update mechanism in the App Store. If you're not already signed up for the public beta program, you can do sign up at http://tinyurl.com/pffuwnz. The public beta program is free, but remember: beta software is unfinished software so use with care.

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Dec 05
OWC introduces redesigned Mercury Elite Pro Dual

OWC has introduced the OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual with Thunderbolt 2 Technology. Designed in Austin, Texas, by the OWC new product development team, it offers speeds up to 474 MB/s, capacities up to 20TB, and RAID modes 0 and 1.

A newly engineered aluminum enclosure features a larger, quieter fan and an advanced airflow design for drive health and longevity, says OWC CEO Larry O‘Connor. For professionals who need the additional performance of RAID 0 (two disks working together to create one very fast volume), or the peace of mind provided by RAID 1 (two disks mirrored to create instant redundancy), the “Mercury Elite Pro Dual with Thunderbolt 2 Technology packs serious connectivity in a versatile package,” he adds.

Configurable in RAID 0, 1, span, or independent modes are accessed via a selector switch. The Mercury Elite Pro Dual packs two Thunderbolt 2 ports and a USB 3.1 Gen 1 port.

The OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual Thunderbolt 2 is now available at MacSales....

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Dec 09
Survey: wearables need to be more useful

The abandonment rate of smartwatches is 29% and 30 percent for fitness trackers, because people don’t find them useful, they get bored of them or they break, according to a survey by Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com).

"Dropout from device usage is a serious problem for the industry," said Angela McIntyre, research director at Gartner. "The abandonment rate is quite high relative to the usage rate. To offer a compelling enough value proposition, the uses for wearable devices need to be distinct from what smartphones typically provide. Wearables makers need to engage users with incentives and gamification." 

The 2016 Gartner Personal Technologies Study surveyed 9,592 online respondents from Australia, the U.S. and the U.K. between June and August 2016, to gain a better understanding of consumers' attitudes toward wearables, particularly their buying behavior for smartwatches, fitness trackers and virtual reality...

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Dec 08
Digital video software to exceed $9 billion by 2021

The video software market is expected to exceed US$9 billion in revenue by 2021, according to new data IHS Markit (www.ihs.com). The atomization of media distribution and the switch from hardware-based technology solutions to cloud implementations are key drivers for the $3 billion in revenue growth over the next five years, according to the research group.

“Taken together, these two forces have created a market where value is shifting towards the front end,” said Cecilia Zhu, analyst at IHS Technology. “A superior user-experience has become fundamental to securing increased consumer spend.”
Content security was the largest segment in 2015

Globally, content security accounts for 32% of the digital video software market.

“While demand for robust security solutions is unlikely to deteriorate,  particularly in the presence of high-value UHD and HDR content,  the segment is effectively saturated,” Zhu said....

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Dec 07
Study: ITSM professionals see future growth in the...

A new study examining how the IT service management (ITSM) industry will look in 2030 shows a high level of optimism for the future as service management frameworks become applied across organizations in support of a wider adoption of technology.
 
The report by AXELOS (www.AXELOS.com) reveals that ITSM professionals see future growth in the industry with 77% agreeing that non-technical business units will be more involved in service governance, service strategy and service design, and the same number believe end user interactions with IT will become simpler, lighter-touch and less complex.
 
They welcome developments such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning; 77% said they believed these trends would have a profound impact on the IT workforce, liberating ITSM professionals from routine tasks and free up time for responding to demands for more creativity and “human” input.
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Dec 06
Men vs. women: gift buying study reveals holiday...

FatWallet.com, a savings resource for online deal hunters, has announced results of its 2016 Holiday Gift Buying Survey.

The study reports that 70% of parents plan to spend the same or more buying gifts for their children this year (men will outspend women), and 70% said getting the best deals is the most important factor when buying holiday gifts online (59% said. free shipping).

Parents said their kids want gift cards or money more than anything else, followed by toys, video games and laptops. More than four in 10 (43%) of women and men equally want quality time with family as a holiday gift this year, 32% want gift cards, 22% want apparel and 18% would settle for a vacation.

2016 Holiday Gift Buying Survey results include:

Online Gift Buying Factors: Overall, 70% said "getting the best price" was most important, 59% said free shipping (63% of women and 55% of men), 30% return policy, 24% customer service, 23% price matching, 14% rewards, 6% layaway...

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Dec 06
eCoupon redemption values set to double

A new study from Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com) has found that eCoupon redemptions will double over the next five years, reaching US$81 billion in 2021, increasing from an estimated $40 billion in 2016. Juniper’s latest research, found that growth in digital coupon redemptions is to be driven by emerging channels and new partnerships.

The research group says that coupon redemption levels will grow as a result of the opportunities that new technologies offer, such as connected cars. Juniper believes that current partnerships including those between OnStar, Groupon, Exxon Mobil and RetailMeNot which provide in-vehicle offers tailored to location, will see rapid expansion.

Juniper found significant opportunity exists via location-based promotions, which target consumers on the go, similar to the concept seen with in-store beacons, and expects more retailers to join this movement in...

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Dec 05
Gartner: mobile device adoption in the workplace not...

Mobile device adoption in the workplace isn’t yet mature, according to a survey from Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com). Although 80% of workers surveyed received one or more corporate-issued devices, desktops are still the most popular corporate device among businesses, with more than half of workers receiving corporate-issued desktop PCs.

The survey findings are based on the 2016 Gartner Personal Technologies Study, which was conducted from June to August 2016 among 9,592 respondents in the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. Thirty-six percent of workers received laptops, including convertible laptops. Adoption of convertible laptops as a corporate-issued device is still very low, but has been gradually increasing.

Gartner analysts expect that more employees will receive convertible laptops in the next three years, driven by the Windows 10 refresh that can enhance the user experience with touch-based input....

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Dec 02
Report looks at the development auto IoT market

Mobile Experts (http://mobile-experts.net) has released a style that “unapologetically draws a line between fact and myth in the developing automotive IoT [Internet of Things] market.”

The report investigates connectivity for telematics, vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure  (V2I) applications using DSRC and LTE, as well as TPMS and other wireless applications related to cars. New business models for insurance and 5G technology prospects are explored in detail.

"A political battle is raging in the United States, with the auto industry pushing for the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Transportation to adopt DSRC using 802.11p," commented Mobile Experts Principal Analyst Joe Madden. "However, the wireless industry—led by Qualcomm--is pushing for extension of Wi-Fi into the 5.8 GHz band and LTE for V2V communications. The outcome of this politicized decision...

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Dec 01
The Northern Spy: a less than stellar report card

By Rick Sutcliffe

Sierra's problems continue, as the Spy receives other reports of programs not functioning besides the ones cited here last month. To be fair, the Olive Tree folk managed to get their Bible Study program working on Sierra, reducing the number of fails by one.

On the other hand, he now has multiple reports of Sierra installs killing off or corrupting the keychain, and some of SSH, ITunes, and other apps failing, or running very slow. There are also compatibility issues with Apple's own Mail program, certain sound file types, and fast battery drain.

Safari is quirky too, but that was a problem in El Capitan as well--so much so the Spy has given up on the product for now and will use the ultra-reliable Firefox as his default browser.

Sometimes the upgrade process itself fails or hangs. Advice: don’t sidegrade, continue to use El Capitan, which is much more stable. But if you really want to take the leap...

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Dec 01
4G smartphones to surpass one billion in shipments for...

Worldwide smartphone shipments are expected to reach 1.45 billion units with a year-over-year growth rate of 0.6% in 2016 according to the latest forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC). Although growth remains positive, it is down significantly from the 10.4% growth in 2015.

However, 4G smartphones are still expected to show double-digit uptake at 21.3% year-over-year growth globally for 2016, reaching 1.17 billion units, up from 967 million in 2015. Much of this growth is coming from emerging markets (Asia/Pacific excluding Japan, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, and Middle East and Africa), where only 61% of 2015 smartphone shipments were 4G-enabled compared to IDC's 2016 projection of 77%, according to IDC. Mature markets (USA, Canada, Japan, and Western Europe) are further along the 4G adoption curve with 85% in 2015 and a projected 94% in 2016, respectively.

"It's been a long slog for 4G uptake in many emerging markets as 4G data tariffs...

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Nov 30
Voice, facial recognition to be in over 600 mobile...

A new report from Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com) has found that biometric authentication is now ready to move beyond fingerprints alone and use a range of identifiers, from facial recognition to voiceprints.

These methods will become part of many more consumers’ lives, installed on an estimated 190 million mobile devices, including smartphones and wearables, in 2016, before exceeding 600 million devices by 2021, according to the research group. Juniper has found that demand from businesses for methods that rely less on hardware will raise the profile of newer biometrics over the next five years, in particular voiceprints and facial recognition.

These technologies are easier to deploy than fingerprinting, as they do not require dedicated hardware, bringing biometric security to a whole new audience in markets with lower-tier smartphones, with fingerprinting remaining common in...

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ExoLens is shipping the ExoLens PRO with Optics by ZEISS Wide-Angle and Telephoto Kits for the iPhone 6 family and the iPhone 7. The kits are exclusively available at Apple retail stores in the US and Canada and Apple.... Read more »
The latest release from No Starch Press, the market leader in kids programming books, offers a fun new way to learn to code. The “Scratch Coding Cards” (US$24.95 for75 laminated cards) are a colorful collection of... Read more »
Users of multiple mobile devices will soon have a more convenientway to keep all their technology connected: the udoq (http://tinyurl.com/zaxr8y7). It adapts to any old or new mobile device of any brand or generation... Read more »
No Starch Press’ “Beautiful Minecraft” ($19.95, 112 pages) is a fine book for Minecraft lovers everywhere. As they pore over the pages in the collection, Minecraft lovers of all stripes will find themselves immersed in... Read more »

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Saturday December 10

13:28
Essential traits of a great session guitarist

Being a session guitarist is a vastly different gig than being a member of a band in the studio. Session guitarists are a great breed of musicians that can be very helpful on a project if asked.

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10:11
“BRAAAM!”: the sound that invaded the Hollywood...

Along with the “Wilhelm Scream“, probably one of the most recognizable, and therefore annoying, sounds in movies today.

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10:05
Holiday Sale: Grab 30% off thin iPhone cases by...

The iPhone accessory market is crowded with overpriced and heavy-duty cases. One company, however, has spent the last couple of years specifically going against the grain. This week’s sponsor, totallee, an iPhone accessory startup based in Southern California, has been shaking up the industry by producing thin and affordable iPhone cases.

For years, iPhone accessory makers have charged people upwards of $40 for a phone case. Totallee decided to make high-quality cases more affordable by cutting out the middleman and selling directly to consumers. All their cases are priced at only $19 and they offer free shipping within the U.S. To make your order completely risk-free, totallee backs every case with a 2 year warranty.

To sweeten the deal totallee is offering all 9to5mac readers 30% off their entire product line until December 31, 2016....

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09:33
Graphene-spiked Silly Putty picks up human pulse

Example number eighty gazillion of how cool science is.

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09:10
This week’s top stories: MacBook Pro analysis, red...

In this week’s top stories: Our continued MacBook Pro analysis after a few weeks of usage, we kick off a round of gift guides for the holidays, Super Mario Run teasers, red iPhone rumors, and hands-on with the the ultimate MacBook Pro dongle in this week’s top video.

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08:41
Apple: governments are requiring more access to...

In the latest edition of its biannual report on Government Information Requests, Apple says that governments across the globe are making ever more frequent requests for access to customer data — and the U.S. makes six times as many account requests as China. The report covers the first six months of 2016. 

Apple says that for government information requests, it reports as much detail as legally allowed. When the company receives an account request from law enforcement requesting a customer’s personal information, it notifies the customer a request concerning their personal data was made unless — unless explicitly prohibited from doing so. 

“We are reserving the right to make exceptions, such as for extreme situations when we believe disclosing information could put a child or other person in serious danger, or where notice is not applicable to the underlying facts of the case,”...

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06:50
Gift Guide: Michael’s favorite wallet cases for...

I’m excited to share my top picks for useful, minimal wallet cases for iPhone as you think about gift ideas or maybe something for yourself. I’ve included choices that not only check the boxes for what I consider great form, but also provide multiple useful functions. After the break are three solid options that will fit a variety of tastes and budgets from $14-$50.

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06:06
PDFpen and PDFpenPro 8.3

Adds support for the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro. ($74.95/$124.95 new, free update, 70.4/71 MB)

 

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04:00
Apple looks to improve future earbuds with ‘...

Apple has been granted a patent (number 9,516,442) to improve the audio quality of earbuds used with smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers. The company says that under typical environmental conditions, the microphones in eabudds may do a poor job of capturing a sound of interest (e.g., speech received from a user's mouth) due to the presence of various background sounds. 

To address this issue many audio devices often rely on noise reduction, suppression, and/or cancellation techniques. One commonly used technique to improve signal to noise ratio is audio beamforming. Audio beamforming is a technique in which sounds received from two or more microphones are combined to enable the preferential capture of sound coming from certain directions.

An audio device that uses audio beamforming can beamform using two or more closely spaced, omnidirectional microphones linked to a processor. The processor can then combine the signals captured by the different...

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03:40
This week on AI: Apple's Supreme Court loss,...




The big news of the week, of course, was Apple's defeat at the U.S. Supreme Court, but some other highlights included the reason AirPods have yet to ship, and rumors that people may soon be able to rent movies on iTunes while they're still in theaters.

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Friday December 9

22:04
China's elevated bus test site has been...

Remember China's wacky Transit Elevated Bus aka TEB which promised to carry passengers over traffic? Well, we have some bad news for you. China News reported that the 22-meter-long prototype unveiled in early August had been collecting dust in its ha...

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20:31
Apple's AirPods won't be ready for the...

Apple announced the AirPods during September's "See You" event with a scheduled launch at the end of October. But late that month, the company delayed shipments without setting a release date in the future. Well, the tech titan's wireless headphones...

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19:59
Apple makes case for Apple Watch Series 2 Christmas...




Just in time for the holidays, Apple on Friday debuted four short television commercials touting the benefits of its new Apple Watch Series 2, from longstanding features like Apple Pay integration to new functions like GPS tracking.

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19:17
Apple Posts 4 New Commercials for Apple Watch Series...

Apple has four new commercials for Apple Watch Series 2 (AWS2): Apple Watch Series 2 — Go PlayApple Watch Series 2 — Go RunApple Watch Series 2 – Go Dance, and Apple Watch Series 2 – Go Out (below). Each has a theme of “go” do something, and each features Apple Watch being opened as a present. It’s a sharp, fast, double jab of a message. The ads also feature music with aggressive beats, and they’re probably aimed at a younger audience. Unlike other recent branding spots, these ads feature a lot of shots of AWS2 being used to do something. Play music, buy with Apple Pay, activity tracking, Breathe, receiving iMessages, and more. For those keeping score at home, my favorite song in the four spots is...

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19:10
Washington Post: CIA concluded Russia intervened to...

President Obama has reportedly opened an investigation into cyber attacks and foreign influence on the recent election, however, according to the Washington Post, a CIA assessment has already pointed the finger. The Post claims a CIA shared its lates...

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18:55
Super Mario Run Requires an Internet Connection to...

If you’re planning on playing Super Mario Run on your next flight the plane better have WiFi because it requires an always-on internet connection. Nintendo says that’s by design because they want to prevent game piracy.


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18:46
2017 iPhone Rumor Roundup

iPhone 7 is still wet behind the ears, but Rumors are already flying over 2017 iPhone. It will be the iPhone’s tenth anniversary, and expectations are high for Apple’s next model. It’s still early in the rumor cycle, but here are some of the highest-profile rumors and supposed leaks so far, as well as what they might really mean.


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17:53
Ken Segall: What Has Apple Been Doing All These...

“That’s it? You could have done this one day after our last meeting. What have you been doing for the past two weeks?” That’s Steve Jobs after many presentations from his employees, according to Ken Segall, an ad exec who worked with Apple and Steve Jobs. In a blog post, Mr. Segall used that to succinctly and accurately (to me) capture the frustrations many Mac fans have about Apple.


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17:06
Magic Leap CEO responds to 'grumpy mouse tech...

After yesterday's report by The Information blew away some of the smoke surrounding Magic Leap, its CEO has responded. In a series of tweets over the last day and a blog post, Rony Abovitz still didn't directly counter the article, or provide technic...

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16:50
The Week in iOS Apps: Keepin' it 1600

New and noteworthy apps

This week’s roundup includes a new and creative way to learn about how the White House works. Read on!

1600

1600 (free, iPhone and iPad) is a playful way for people to learn about American democracy, even if American democracy doesn’t feel so playful these days. Point your phone’s camera at George Washington on the $1 bill, and you’ll be swept away on a virtual  tour of the White House.

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16:30
Apple May Expand iTunes Movie Footprint with Theater...

Apple is rumored to be in talks with three movie studios to offer movie rentals in iTunes: 21st Century Fox Warner Bros. and Universal Pictures. But these aren’t just any rentals. If the deals go through, iTunes customers will be able to rent movies two weeks after they debut in theaters, a move that could significantly expand Apple’s footprint in the streaming movie market.


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16:08
You might be warned if your next flight allows WiFi...

Between screaming babies, flatulent passengers and that guy ahead of you who insists on leaning all the way back, air travel can be pretty miserable. And that's before you think about the possibility of someone loudly making a call over WiFi during y...

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Saturday December 10

14:39
Apple Invents a Virtual Ruler Tool for Future iWork Apps...

Before Apple's iPhone-7 event in September there was a little hope that we could see Apple introduce the ability to use the Apple Pencil with iPhone. Tim Cook was on record saying "And if you've ever seen what can be created with that pencil on an iPad or an iPhone, it's really unbelievable." Apple certainly has the patents supporting such a development and this week we got another look at what could be coming to the iPhone in regards to the use of Apple Pencil.

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10:26
Microsoft to Announce Qualcomm Snapdragon based Tablets...

Patently Apple posted a report back in October titled "Microsoft's Big Boom in Surface Sales Last Quarter still Miles from Relevancy in Comparison to Apple's iPad." Microsoft's bump in sales still didn't get them unto the top five tablet vendors list. Yet this Thursday Microsoft is going to try and shake things up once again in the tablet space in an effort to break Apple's never-ending dominance in tablets with a huge announcement that Windows 10 is coming to Qualcomm processors.

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07:49
Frustration and Anger over the AirPods Delay Continue to...

Apple introduced the all-new 'AirPods' during their September's "See You" event with a scheduled launch date set for the end of October. But later that month Apple delayed shipments without setting a release date in the future. Tick-tock, time is all but run out for a Christmas surprise. Endgadget noted late last night that "For a company that places enormous emphasis on the pageantry of dramatically unveiling and releasing its products to a ravenous public, this is an unusual and humbling letdown."

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Friday December 9

11:22
Are Apple and Samsung Racing to bring a Drone to Market?...

Yesterday Patently Apple posted a patent application report titled "Apple Invents an Improved Graphics System for Gaming or Possibly an Autonomous Drone Device." It was evident early on that this patent was not for Project Titan but rather aimed at a graphics system possibly for Apple's Metal API's or a future drone that could be controlled with an iPhone, iPad,...

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10:27
Apple Shares Two New Ads in the UK Promoting Apple Watch...

Apple today uploaded two new Apple Watch Series 2 ads to its YouTube channel in the United Kingdom, promoting the fitness capabilities of the device and recommending it as a Christmas gift.

Both ads come in at 15 seconds in length and are holiday themed. "Go Play," the first ad, features an Apple Watch Sport model being unboxed and then used during a night time game of football. The ad is accompanied by text that says "Apple Watch offers the perfect assist for a healthier life. This Christmas, give the Gift of Go."

The second ad, "Go Run," features a present containing a Nike+ Apple Watch model being opened up and then used for a run on crowded city streets. It's also recommended as a Christmas gift in the text below the video: "Apple Watch makes it easier to go the distance. This Christmas, give the Gift of Go."

These are...

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09:17
Samsung Set to Bomb their U.S. Note7 Zombies out of Exis...

Back in early November Patently Apple posted a report titled "New Zealand Telecommunications to Officially Cutoff Samsung Note7 Zombies from Accessing the Net." I noted in the report that for years Samsung ads had mocked Apple's iSheep for lining up for old technology but now we're seeing Samsung Zombies who refuse to listen to Samsung's heir apparent plead with their customers to return their defective Note7 smartphones to the company. So now Samsung is being forced to hit their Note7 customers in the U.S. with ..

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08:57
AirPods Delay Attributed to Apple Ensuring Both Earpiece...

AirPods were originally slated to launch in October, but the wireless earphones were later delayed. Apple said it needed "a little more time" before they are ready for customers, and it has yet to provide an official update since.

While the exact reason for the delay remains unclear, a person familiar with the development of AirPods told The Wall Street Journal that Apple's troubles appear to be related to its "efforts to chart a new path for wireless headphones," in addition to resolving what happens when users lose one of the earpieces or the battery dies.A person familiar with the development of the AirPod said the trouble appears to stem from Apple’s effort to chart a new path for wireless headphones. In most other...

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08:39
Samsung is going to Experience the "Big Squeeze...

In 2017, three top Chinese Android smartphone vendors will begin selling their phones in the U.S.. Huawei will be the first, Xiaomi will be second and now Oppo will be the third. This is going to put the Big Squeeze on Samsung.

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06:57
Apple Loses Court Case in Denmark over Refurbished iPhon...

According to several published reports today, a Danish court ruled that Apple has violated the country's consumer law...

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06:27
Danish Court Rules Apple Must Replace Man's iPhone...

A court in Denmark today ruled Apple must replace a Danish man's iPhone with a new model rather than a refurbished model in accordance with local law.

(Image: The Sydney Morning Herald)

A trio of judges found Apple was not entitled to replace David Lysgaard's iPhone 4 with a refurbished model since it may contain recycled parts, which could result in a lower resale value and went against his "legitimate expectation" of receiving a brand new iPhone equivalent to his original purchase.

By providing Lysgaard with a refurbished iPhone, rather than an equivalent new model, the court found Apple to have violated the Danish Sale of Goods Act. The judges upheld an earlier decision reached by Denmark's Consumer Complaints Board, which also said the replacement should be a new, not refurbished,...

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05:18
If you're in the Market for a new Car with Apple...

Are you shopping for a new car for Christmas or thinking that 2017 is going to be the year to update your wheels? If so, Apple has just updated the full list of models ...

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Thursday December 8

17:38
Apple Invents an Improved Graphics System for Gaming or...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals systems, methods, and computer readable media to improve the operation of graphics systems. Because the patent points to the system working with "a mobile telephone, personal media device, a notebook computer system, or a tablet computer system," it would strongly suggest the system is for a graphics system relating to gaming platform or an API for Apple's Metal – and not for the easy headline that it's for autonomous vehicle playing off of Apple's Project Titan.

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15:47
AT&T Customers to Receive More Than $88M in Refunds...

The United States Federal Trade Commission today announced that it is giving more than $88 million in refunds to 2.7 million AT&T customers who had unauthorized third-party charges added to their service bills, something better known as "mobile cramming."

The refunds come from a $105 million settlement AT&T paid the FTC back in October of 2014, after the carrier was accused of allowing third-party companies to bill customers for things like ringtone subscriptions without their consent. Money was also collected from Tatto and Acquinity, two companies involved in the cramming scheme.

Nearly 2.5 million AT&T customers can expect to receive a credit on their bill within the next 75 days, and over 300,...

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15:37
It's Crunch Time: Will Samsung Pull the Trigger and...

In early October Patently Apple posted a report titled "Copycat Samsung to Introduce Galaxy S8 in Q1 2017 with Dual Cameras and No Home Button." The report had an extra segment sub-titled "A 2017 Surprise: A First to Market Smartphone." A report had surfaced claiming that Samsung was hinting that they were planning to introduce a new smartphone never seen before at the 2017 Mobile World Congress event. Some believed it would a foldable smartphone. Today the rumor is back and the race is officially on with Lenovo and Oppo working on this new category of smartphone.

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13:02
Apple Seeds Sixth macOS Sierra 10.12.2 Beta to Developer...

Apple today seeded the sixth beta of an upcoming macOS Sierra 10.12.2 update to developers and public beta testers, a few days after releasing the fifth 10.12.2 beta and over a month after the public release of macOS 10.12.1.

macOS Sierra 10.12.2 beta 6 is available for download through the Apple Developer Center or through the software update mechanism in the Mac App Store.

macOS Sierra 10.12.2 includes new emoji, introducing Unicode 9 characters like clown face, selfie, face palm, fox face, owl, shark, butterfly, avocado, bacon, and more, plus many profession emoji are available in both male and female genders.

Apple has also updated the artwork on many existing emoji characters, adding detail to make them look less...

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11:05
Apple has Designed Morphing Virtual Buttons and Touch Se...

Both Samsung and Apple have been building treasure chests full of patents relating to mobile device designs that will have bent edges, rounded wraparound glass embodiments and those that will fold over like a book. Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple titled "Electronic Devices with Display and Touch Sensor Structures." The patent filing details how new touch sensors will be lined within the device's entire outer cavity so that all sides of a device (top, bottom and left and right walls) could contain touch sensors. Some sensors could be designed for gaming ...

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10:30
Apple CEO Tim Cook to Deliver 2017 MIT Commencement Addr...

Apple CEO Tim Cook will deliver the 2017 Commencement address at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the university announced today."Mr. Cook's brilliance as a business leader, his genuineness as a human being, and his passion for issues that matter to our community make his voice one that I know will resonate deeply with our graduates," MIT President L. Rafael Reif says. "I am delighted that he will join us for Commencement and eagerly await his charge to the Class of 2017."In a statement, Cook said he was looking forward to speaking to MIT's graduating class in 2017. The Commencement will take place on Friday, June 9."Apple stands at the intersection of liberal arts and technology, and we're proud to have many outstanding MIT graduates on our team," Cook says. "We believe deeply that technology can be a powerful force for good,...

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10:13
New Photos Offer an Inside Look at Apple Campus 2

Apple shared some updated photos and information on its spaceship-shaped second campus with employees, which French site MacGeneration managed to get a hold of. The photos give a detailed view of the exterior building, and give us one of our first glimpses at its interior.

Apple Campus 2 has been in development for more than two years, and is nearing its completion date. We've seen a series of monthly drone videos cataloguing progress at the site, and as of December, much of the main ring-shaped building is finished, with Apple now working on landscaping.

Just recently, Apple installed the glass panels for the atrium of the main building, which will be used as a cafeteria for employees. Along with the...

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09:25
European Union Moves Forward With Plans to Eliminate Roa...

European Commission members met on Wednesday to discuss draft rules intended to eliminate roaming charges in the European Union as of June 15, 2017.

(Image: TapSmart)

The Commission said it is determined to put an end to roaming charges commonly billed by carriers when a customer calls, sends messages, or uses data on their mobile device while abroad in the European Union, outside of their primary country of residence, subject to proportionate checks for abusive usage.

European regulators have proposed a "Roam like at Home" solution that would allow travelers to call, text, and browse the web on their mobile devices when abroad in the European Union for no extra charge than the...

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06:33
Samsung Matches Jet Black iPhone With New Glossy 'B...

Samsung as rumored last month has announced the Galaxy S7 edge will be available in a new "Black Pearl" color in select markets starting tomorrow. The glossy finish, exclusive to 128GB versions of the smartphone, will inevitably draw comparisons to the Jet Black iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

Samsung already offered the Galaxy S7 edge and ill-fated Galaxy Note7 in a somewhat glossy Black Onyx finish, so we will have to wait for actual photos of the new Black Pearl color to see the difference between the two colorways. Samsung said the all-black finish "radiates quality and luxury."Black Pearl was designed to be modern and striking. The sleek black...

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Friday December 9

09:00
Flex—delivering supply chain innovation on a global...

Today’s Microsoft Office 365 post was written by John Wrenn, vice president of information technology for enterprise solutions at Flex.

Global enterprises often struggle to maintain the kind of fast-moving culture of innovation that smaller companies appear to employ effortlessly. But this is a time of change in business, and thanks to technology advancements, global companies can communicate almost as quickly as a team working side by side. Now, companies like Flex can reach across geographical boundaries to serve global customers even more effectively than ever before. At Flex, our approximately 200,000 employees handle prototyping, design, manufacturing and logistics for customers worldwide. We’re operating as a single, cohesive company focused on innovation. It’s not just that we can communicate and collaborate efficiently among our more than 100 factories or between headquarters and our various business centers. We’re taking our focus on reinvention a step...

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Thursday December 8

13:00
macOS Sierra 10.12.2 beta 6 (16C63a) Now Available

macOS Sierra 10.12.2 beta 6 (16C63a) Now Available

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13:00
macOS Sierra 10.12.2 beta 6 (16C63a) Now Available

macOS Sierra 10.12.2 beta 6 (16C63a) Now Available

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11:00
Episode 110 with Yina Arenas on Microsoft Graph—...

In episode 110 of the Office 365 Developer Podcast, Richard diZerega and Andrew Coates talk with Yina Arenas about updates to the Microsoft Graph.

http://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.net/podcasts/EP110_YinaArenas.mp3

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09:00
Road realities—how to support your road warriors...

The road warrior travels from city to city, meets with potential clients and attends conferences and industry events. And their travel requirements don’t seem to be slowing down. According to the Global Business Travel Association, spending on business travel reached record-breaking levels of $1.2 trillion in 2015, and is expected to rise to $1.6 trillion by 2020.

Your road warriors bring your products and services into new markets, diversify clientele and strengthen existing relationships. They’re helping your business grow—now more than ever.

Doing their jobs from the road, however, can prove very difficult without the right productivity tools. So, how do you know if they have what they need?

Start by understanding the common challenges they face....

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08:45
Visio is coming to the web and iOS

Visio has been a trusted tool in diagramming for more than a decade. And we know its visual communication in the form of diagrams will become more powerful when anyone in the company can consume—regardless of their location or device. So, today we’re excited to announce Visio Viewer for iPad and Visio Online Preview, enabling users to share or access diagrams from nearly anywhere, gain operational insights and explore real-world diagrams easily.

Back to the basics—ubiquitous sharing and access with Visio Online and iPad app

As one of the most widely adopted process mapping tools, Visio helps thousands of organizations blueprint the business processes that drive their desired transformation. Using Visio Online Preview and Visio Viewer for iPad, you can securely store your diagrams in OneDrive for...

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Wednesday December 7

12:00
Learn more about the insights in Microsoft...

On today’s Microsoft Mechanics, we take a tour of the latest updates to Microsoft MyAnalytics. Catherine Pidgeon shares how to use MyAnalytics to improve work impact and success. From understanding where her time goes, to identifying areas of opportunity and gaining insight into collaboration with her most important groups, Catherine provides a comprehensive tour of current and roadmap features.

Also, today we are announcing the availability of external contacts within your MyAnalytics experience. Now you will be able to stay up to date on how you interact with important contacts outside of your organization. Whether they are customers, partners or external staff—sometimes those you work with across organizations are the most important to your success. Now you can quickly add important external contacts to your MyAnalytics dashboard to stay updated with collaboration insights like total collaboration time, time in meetings, read percent and response time.

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10:00
Best of 2016

Congratulations to the developers featured in the App Store Best of 2016. This showcase honors the year’s most innovative apps and games on the App Store, and celebrates the amazing app experiences that developers have created for Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. See all the featured apps.

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10:00
Best of 2016

Congratulations to the developers featured in the App Store Best of 2016. This showcase honors the year’s most innovative apps and games on the App Store, and celebrates the amazing app experiences that developers have created for Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. See all the featured apps.

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10:00
iOS 10.2 beta 7 (14C92) Now Available

iOS 10.2 beta 7 (14C92) Now Available

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10:00
iOS 10.2 beta 7 (14C92) Now Available

iOS 10.2 beta 7 (14C92) Now Available

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09:00
MJHS celebrates nearly 110 years of care and...

Today’s post was written by Stuart Geller, vice president of information services at MJHS Health System (MJHS).

Since “The Four Brooklyn Ladies” founded the MJHS Health System (MJHS) in 1907, we have grown into one of the largest not-for-profit health systems in greater New York. One of my challenges is to ensure that the values of a nearly 110-year-old healthcare provider are reflected in the 21st-century technology we use. With Microsoft Office 365 cloud-based business tools, our employees work productively in today’s digital world, while preserving the innovative, culturally sensitive healthcare services that are part of our history.

Before we settled on Exchange in the cloud, we used another product as our on-premises messaging and collaboration platform. This system had significant email reliability issues and storage limitations. We needed cloud-based business productivity tools that aligned themselves with the highly-regulated healthcare...

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09:00
4 things about hosting virtual meetings you can...

With more than a billion views, TED Talks are clearly doing something right. So, what is it that makes them such a success? Here are four tried and true techniques that some of the most viewed TED Talks have in common.

  1. They’re the right length—While there are talks up to 60 minutes, the average and most well-known length is 18 minutes or fewer, as reported by Forbes. When facing pushback on this length, TED Talks founder Chris Anderson often guides speakers to fit within the time limit by quoting President Woodrow Wilson (according to Forbes): “If it’s a 10-minute speech, it takes me all of two weeks to prepare it; if it’s a half-hour speech, it takes me a week; if I can talk as long as I want to, it requires no preparation at all. I...
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04:00
MacJury Holiday Gift Guide

Chuck Joiner was kind enough to have me on MacVoices again, this time an episode focused on Holiday Gift Guides. I’d tried to stay sub-$50 but then Chuck totally stole some of my selections. We laughed. We cried. Hope you enjoy!

The post MacJury Holiday Gift Guide appeared first on krypted.com.

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Tuesday December 6

10:00
tvOS 10.1 beta 5 (14U593) Now Available

tvOS 10.1 beta 5 (14U593) Now Available

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10:00
tvOS 10.1 beta 5 (14U593) Now Available

tvOS 10.1 beta 5 (14U593) Now Available

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09:00
The paperless journey of Bear Creek Middle School...

Today’s post was written by Darren Clay, assistant principal and MIE at Bear Creek Middle School in Fairburn, Georgia.

A Microsoft Showcase School connection call with Mark Sparvell last November forever changed the landscape of Bear Creek Middle School (grades 6-8). It was during that call that the Bear Creek leadership team became inspired to use Microsoft tools to change the path and pace by which students learn. In conjunction with the district’s personalized learning initiative, Bear Creek recently began a paperless school model through the use of the OneNote Class Notebooks. Bear Creek—located just south of Atlanta, Georgia, in the Fulton County School District—implemented a 1:1 device initiative, which provides over 1,100 students with a Windows 10 Dell laptop. As an Office 365 school, the...

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Monday December 5

16:50
Use the Home app on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

With the Home app, you can securely control the products you use in your home—all from your iOS device.

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12:36
Get your message across with Pickit add-in for...

Pickit makes it easy for Microsoft Office users to tell impactful stories by leveraging specially curated photos. Today, they announced their new image collection, “Talk Like a Rosling,” which features inspired content from statistician and presenter Hans Rosling and the latest project from his team at Gapminder—Dollar Street.

Learn more about the partnership and how you can use Pickit and their new collection at betterwith.office.com.

The post Get your message across with Pickit add-in for Microsoft Office appeared first on Office Blogs.

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10:00
watchOS 3.1.1 beta 5 (14S883) Now Available

watchOS 3.1.1 beta 5 (14S883) Now Available

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10:00
iOS 10.2 beta 6 (14C90 | 14C91) Now Available

iOS 10.2 beta 6 (14C90 | 14C91) Now Available

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10:00
macOS Sierra 10.12.2 beta 5 (16C60b) Now Available

macOS Sierra 10.12.2 beta 5 (16C60b) Now Available

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Apple has Certified Refurbished 2015 21″ & 27″ iMacs available for up to $350 off MSRP. Apple’s one-year warranty is standard, and shipping is free. The following models are available: - 21″ 3.... Read more

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Integration Technician, *Apple* - Zones, In...
…at Zones and for our customers each day. Position Overview The Apple Integration Technician will be responsible for performing customer specific configuration Read more
*Apple* Brand Ambassador (Macy's) - The...
…(T-ROC), is proud of its unprecedented relationship with our partner and client, APPLE ,in bringing amazing" APPLE ADVOCATES"to "non" Apple store locations. Read more
*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions- Trumbul...
Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, you're also the Read more
*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions - Apple,...
Job Description: Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, Read more
US- *Apple* Store Leader Program - Apple (Un...
…Summary Learn and grow as you explore the art of leadership at the Apple Store. You'll master our retail business inside and out through training, hands-on Read more
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