Review - Koogeek Smart Socket not ideal way to enter HomeKit ecosystem

May 27 1:14am AppleInsider - Frontpage News
More and more HomeKit peripherals ship each day with lighting ones being the most common -- where does the Koogeek Smart Socket land on the spectrum?...
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This week on AI: Apple's 'Neural Engine,' 'iPhone 8' & iPad Pro rumors, new Apple execs & more

May 27 1:12am AppleInsider - Frontpage News
Rumors about the "iPhone 8," new AI technology, and new iPad Pros continued to grow, but there was also news of important corporate maneuvers -- including two new executive positions at Apple, and a long-awaited settlement in the company's legal battle with Nokia.
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5 Ways to Deal With Migraines and Chronic Headaches

May 27 12:30am MakeUseOf
A migraine is far worse than just a headache. It is intensely painful, makes you highly sensitive to light and sound, and often induces nausea. If you suffer from migraines regularly, there are a few tools to help deal with them. As with any medical condition, we urge you to first seek a doctor’s opinion and advice, even if you know how to research health issues online. Migraines are subjective, so it’s best to ask a professional about the impact these tools can have on you. 1. Migraine Buddy (Android, iOS): The Smart Migraine Journal Migraines can be triggered by...Read the full article: 5 Ways to Deal With Migraines and Chronic Headaches...
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Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts on hand for Singapore store opening

May 27 12:25am AppleInsider - Frontpage News
As scheduled, Apple officially opened the doors to its first retail outlet in Singapore on Saturday local time, and SVP of Retail Angela Ahrendts was there to take in the festivities.
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Apple Orchard Road in Singapore Officially Opens to the Public

May 26 11:32pm MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - All Stories
Apple today officially opened up its first retail location in Southeast Asia, Apple Orchard Road in Singapore, to the public at 10:00 a.m. local time. The store marks the newest addition to Apple's next-generation retail rollout, following similar design principles and community-focused values seen at Apple Union Square in New York and Apple Dubai Mall. So honored to spend some time this morning with Apple's head of retail @AngelaAhrendts at Apple Orchard Road. She's a rock star!! pic.twitter.com/E2E8dZxYS8— MuttonsInTheMorning (@muttons) May 27, 2017 As the first Apple retail store in Southeast Asia, Apple Orchard Road has received a lot of attention over the past few weeks leading up to its grand opening. Reports began to ramp up in early May when Apple put up a mural in front of the store that displayed large Apple Loves Singapore artwork in various places. Upon closer inspection, the details of the artwork represented different Creative Pros who will now help run Apple Orchard Road's Today at Apple programs. After the opening date was announced, Apple removed the barricades from the storefront, unveiling the design of the inside of the store for the first time. Earlier this week, the Cupertino company then allowed members of the press to visit the store and take pictures of its next-generation design, which included a curved staircase inspired by Apple Park and an upstairs town hall gathering space for Today at Apple sessions. Apple Orchard Road is the newest step in the company's plan to eschew more traditional retail establishment principals where the only purpose is to visit the store to buy something, and encourage customers to be inspired by the products through Today at Apple. When the company announced the new sessions would begin expanding worldwide in May, Apple senior vice president of retail, Angela Ahrendts, said that Today at Apple was catalyzed by Apple's desire to educate and inspire the communities we serve. Ultimately, Ahrendts hopes that the next generation refers to Apple as a meeting spot similar to the communal nature of a place like Starbucks. Starbucks figured it out, you know? Being a gathering place for – right? 'Meet me at Starbucks,' Ahrendts said. And you know, I've told the teams, 'I'll know we've done a really, really great job if the next generation, if Gen Z says, Meet me at A...
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Siri Bug Allows One To Disable Cellular Data from Lock Screen on Locked iPhone

May 26 11:29pm iPhone Hacks | #1 iPhone, iPad, iOS Blog
A new bug has been discovered in SIir that allows one to access the Cellular Data option on a locked iPhone through the virtual assistant.  Continue reading →...
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Siri Bug Allows Cellular Data to be Disabled From Lock Screen Without a Passcode

May 26 7:25pm MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - All Stories
A reddit user has discovered what appears to be a Siri-related bug that allows access to a locked iPhone's Cellular Data options without a passcode. As shown in the screenshot below, when Siri is asked to bring up Cellular Data settings (or if Cellular Data is on), an option to toggle the feature off appears on the lock screen, with no passcode required. When Siri is specifically asked to turn off Cellular Data, the personal assistant asks for a passcode first. Given that a passcode is required when asking Siri to disable Cellular Data, it seems that this is meant to be the default behavior and that it's not a setting meant to be controlled from a locked iPhone. It's questionable if this bug has any real impact, though, as there are other ways to disable cellular service on an iPhone that's been stolen, including turning on Airplane Mode from Control Center or simply turning the iPhone off. MacRumors tested the Siri command and found that it worked on iOS 9 and all versions of iOS 10, including the most recent iOS 10.3.3 beta. For iPhone owners worried about unauthorized access to their iPhones, both Siri and the Control Center can be disabled on the lock screen.Tag: Siri Discuss this article in our forums...
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Patent troll Uniloc sues Apple over AirPlay, autodialing, battery technology

May 26 7:02pm AppleInsider - Frontpage News
In a trio of lawsuits filed in a Texas court on Friday, non-practicing entity Uniloc claims Apple infringes on three patents with technology relating to AirPlay, autodialing phone numbers from Contacts and operating portable device batteries.
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This 4K Card Reader Gives You The Extra Storage You Need [Deals Hub]

May 26 6:44pm iPhone Hacks | #1 iPhone, iPad, iOS Blog
With how much we rely on our iOS devices, it can be easy to fill up the internal memory. Instead of needing to pick and choose your favorite files, save them all the iKlips miReader 4K. You can get it on sale now from the iPhone Hacks Deals Hub. Continue reading →...
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Apple Could Own Device-Centric AI with Custom Chip

May 26 6:39pm The Mac Observer
Apple is working on a custom chip that would handle AI-related tasks on its devices, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. Such a chip could give Apple a significant leg up deploying device-centric-AI, and if it succeeds, few of its competitors could respond. The chip is known internally as the Apple Neural Engine, according to Bloomberg’s […]...
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More problems for beleaguered Samsung

May 26 5:35pm MacDailyNews
Samsung has a lot of explaining to do — once again...
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Like Tensor for humans: Apple reportedly working on AI cores

May 26 5:18pm iMore - The #1 site for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple!
Google has Tensor cores. Could Apple soon have AI cores of its own? Apple is already driving mobile silicon in a way few if any other companies have been able to keep up with. Now, a new report claims Apple will be using its considerable chipset chops to accelerate artificial intelligence as well. Mark Gurman, writing for Bloomberg: Apple is working on a processor devoted specifically to AI-related tasks, according to a person familiar with the matter. The chip, known internally as the Apple Neural Engine, would improve the way the company's devices handle tasks that would otherwise require human intelligence -- such as facial recognition and speech recognition. If true, this should surprise no one. Arguably, Apple's biggest advantage in computing right now is that the company custom crafts the complete stack, from atom to bit to pixel. That includes an ever-increasing amount of custom silicon. A few years ago, Apple offloaded motion tracking from its main A-series system-on...
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Heres What Kik Users Need to Know About Kin Cryptocurrency

May 26 5:03pm The Mac Observer
Chat app Kik has announced the creation of its own cryptocurrency, called Kin. Short for kinship, Kik wants the Kin cryptocurrency to become the de facto standard for its platform. It will benefit Kik users and developers alike. If it proves to be a popular solution, it could become a viable alternative to Facebook’s advertising […]...
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Apple Working on Developing an Apple Neural Engine AI Processor

May 26 4:55pm iPhone Hacks | #1 iPhone, iPad, iOS Blog
Apple is no stranger to developing its own processors, from the A-series to the M series of coprocessors, there are options, and apparently Apple wants to expand that lineup. Continue reading →...
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Apples iPhone 8 to feature Touch ID embedded in display, source says

May 26 4:54pm MacDailyNews
The new iPhone devices scheduled to be rolled out in the second half of 2017...
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macOS 10.13 Wishlist: Features MacRumors Readers Hope to See in the Next Version of macOS

May 26 4:48pm MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - All Stories
Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference is set to kick off on June 5, and along with a new version of iOS, Apple is expected to introduce the next-generation version of macOS, macOS 10.13. We've heard no rumors on what to expect in macOS 10.13, so whatever Apple introduces will come as a total surprise. With iOS 11 expected to get a major design overhaul, we can perhaps count on some similar design tweaks in macOS, but beyond that, there's no word on what's coming. As with iOS 11, our forum members have created a couple of macOS wishlists, outlining some of the features they're hoping to see, and while macOS isn't quite as popular as iOS, there are still some solid ideas. - Redesigned iTunes/Apple Music - Some MacRumors readers would like to see Apple overhaul iTunes in a big way, splitting out Apple Music and turning it into its own distinct app that's not combined with the App Store and iTunes Store. - HomeKit - Connected home products can be controlled through Siri or a dedicated Home app on iOS devices, but on the Mac, there's no built-in way to interface with a HomeKit setup. A Home app for the Mac would be a welcome addition, and perhaps the Mac could even serve as a HomeKit hub like the Apple TV and the iPad. - Expanded Dark Mode - macOS Sierra included a Dark Mode that darkens the dock and the drop down menus across the operating system, but several MacRumors readers would like to see an expanded Dark Mode that darkens all interface elements like Finder and Notification Center. - Multiple docks - When using multiple displays, it would be nice to have access to separate docks for each display. - iPad/Apple TV second screen - This is unlikely to happen, but one reader wants to use an iPad or an Apple TV as a second screen for a Mac. This suggestion overlaps with the iOS 11 wishlist, where readers said they would like to be able to use their iPads as a secondary Mac display and as a drawing tablet. - Combined Siri/Spotlight - Several MacRumors readers would like to see Siri and Spotlight combined on the Mac, allowing for a unified search/Siri experience. With Siri integrated into Spotlight, Mac users would be able to type Siri requests and get the same search result with voice or text. Users also want to see Siri improvements, which could happen as Apple is rumored to be working on new Siri features. - Better full screen option...
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Apple developing dedicated AI chip called Apple Neural Engine

May 26 4:39pm AppleInsider - Frontpage News
Apple is reportedly developing a dedicated chip for integration with devices like iPhone that can handle artificial intelligence tasks, such as facial and speech recognition, according to a report on Friday.
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Watch Apples new spaceship campus built in one minute

May 26 4:25pm MacDailyNews
The huge circular structure has been impressive to watch get built...
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The Touchbar MacBook Pro is a Disposable Embarrassment

May 26 4:19pm The Mac Observer
It’s a joke that the new MacBook Pro with a Touchbar is called a “Pro” machine. Perhaps Apple should call it the MacBook Exec or Edition. I won’t bother rehashing the many quibbles that others have already covered. Yet, once again, the punditry has failed to notice the biggest and most obvious flaw and are […]...
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Apple Developing 'Apple Neural Engine' Chip to Power AI in iOS Devices

May 26 4:14pm MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - All Stories
Apple is developing a dedicated processor that will be used to handle AI-related tasks like facial and speech recognition in its products, reports Bloomberg. Citing a source with knowledge of Apple's plans, the site says the chip is known internally as the Apple Neural Engine. Apple plans to use the chip, which would work alongside the standard processor and the graphics chip, to add more advanced artificial intelligence capabilities into its devices and to offload demanding AI processing tasks that can impact battery life.An AI-enabled processor would help Cupertino, California-based Apple integrate more advanced capabilities into devices, particularly cars that drive themselves and gadgets that run augmented reality, the technology that superimposes graphics and other information onto a person's view of the world.The chip could potentially handle tasks like facial recognition in the photos application, parts of speech recognition, and power the predictive keyboard in the iPhone and iPad. Apple may also allow developers to access the chip to power AI-related features in third-party apps. An AI chip would not be the first chip that handles dedicated tasks in the iPhone. Starting with the iPhone 5s in 2013, Apple devices have included a motion coprocessor used to collect and store sensor data. The motion coprocessor allows the iPhone and iPad to continually track movement and other sensor data without using significant battery. It also powers features like the always-on Hey Siri capability built into modern iPhones. Apple has already tested prototypes of future iPhones with the AI chip, but it is unclear if such a chip is ready for a debut in the iPhone 8. Going forward, should development on the chip continue, Apple is said to be planning to integrate it into many of its devices.Tags: bloomberg.com, artificial intelligence, Apple Neural Engine Discuss this article in our forums...
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Report: Apple working on dedicated Apple Neural Engine AI processor

May 26 4:03pm 9to5Mac
Ahead of next-generation iPhones expected to include augmented reality features and updates for Siri, Bloomberg is out with a new report today detailing Apple’s work on a dedicated processor that it says will be devoted entirely to artificial intelligence tech. Dubbed “Apple Neural Engine” internally, the report says the chip will allow for much improved facial and speech recognition applications as well as improved battery life: more…...
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Jay Zs Tidal music service loses its third CEO in two years

May 26 4:01pm MacDailyNews
The music-streaming service Tidal is saying goodbye to yet another CEO...
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The 5 Best PC Motherboards for Creating a Hackintosh

May 26 3:50pm The Mac Observer
I got my start with Macs by turning a Dell Inspiron laptop into a Hackintosh — a PC with OS X installed on it — back in late 2007. Given that history, it only seemed natural for me to take on the task of helping you, our faithful reader, learn how to create your own […]...
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Leaked Memo Pegs iPhone 8 Launch After September 17

May 26 3:42pm The Mac Observer
An apparent leaked memo for AppleCare advisors and leaders restricts time off between September 17th and November 4th, hinting that the iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus, and iPhone 8 will be released during that window. The vacation blackout window generally fits with Apple’s typical iPhone release cycle, but the actual dates seem odd, so we’re […]...
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Review: Apple's Beddit Sleep Monitor Offers a Comprehensive Look at Sleep Quality

May 26 3:33pm MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - All Stories
Earlier this month, Apple purchased its first company that develops health-related hardware, Beddit. Beddit makes an iPhone-connected Sleep Monitor that tracks a wide range of sleep-related metrics, from heart rate and sleep time to room temperature and respiration. When Apple acquires a company, the company in question typically shuts down and stops selling whatever product it makes as Apple assimilates the technology into its own offerings, but that's not the case with Beddit. Apple is still selling the Beddit Sleep Monitor in its stores, and the Beddit privacy policy has been updated to note that Apple is collecting Beddit sleep data. That raises some interesting questions about Apple's future plans. Will that sleep tracking data contribute to an upcoming Apple Watch with sleep tracking functionality? Does Apple have plans for some other kind of sleep tracking device? Will Beddit be one of several health-related companies Apple purchases so it can sell a range of hardware products? Apple's plans for the Beddit technology may be a mystery right now, but we can take a closer look at the Sleep Monitor to see just what it can do, what kind of data Apple is gathering, and whether it's worth buying. I bought a Beddit Sleep Monitor shortly after Apple announced its acquisition, and I've been testing it for the past 10 days. The Beddit Sleep Monitor belongs to a class of sleep tracking devices that aren't wearable. It's meant to be placed directly on the bed under the sheets rather than on the body. Design wise, it consists of a long strip of fabric that's about 2.5 feet in length and three inches wide. One side is a soft, pliable material, while the other side, which sits on the mattress, is backed with rubber so it stays in place. It's small enough that it's easy to pack up when traveling. The Sleep Monitor is meant to be placed underneath the top sheet of a bed, on top of the mattress near where the heart is located when you lie down. It can be placed on one side of the bed in a shared bed, or in the middle for a person who sleeps alone. While it can be used in a shared bed, Beddit is meant for one person, and because the sensor is directly underneath the body, it accurately picks up the movement of a single person even when two people are in the bed. In my testing, the Sleep Monitor never picked up movement or measurements that weren't m...
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Securely record and view 'home videos' with your partner with Rumuki app for iPhone

May 26 3:11pm AppleInsider - Frontpage News
If you're looking for an ephemeral video sharing app, limiting the recipients to two people who must both consent to viewing the recorded video, iOS-exclusive app Rumuki fits the bill.
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Marissa Mayer will pocket $186 million when Verizon fully acquires Yahoo next month

May 26 3:08pm MacDailyNews
Marissa Mayer will pocket $186 million when Verizon fully acquires Yahoo next month...
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Best Arcade Games for iPhone and iPad

May 26 3:00pm iMore - The #1 site for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple!
You don't have to carry around a pocket full of quarters for these great arcade games! Arcade games can make you feel like a kid again, and take you back to an era where the graphics didn't matter, and you filled your pockets with quarters trying to beat your favorite game. Your iPhone and iPad have more processing power than an old arcade game did in the 80s or 90s, meaning plenty of companies have transferred over classic games to the mobile platform allowing you to play some truly memorable games in video game history. Whether you're looking for an old classic or a newer title inspired by arcade games of old, here's my favorite arcade games for the iPhone and iPad. PAC-MAN Ghosts and Goblins 1942 Mobile Breakout Boost Zen Pinball Injustice 2 Galaxian 1979 Classic HD PAC-MAN Yes, the yellow circle- shaped hero PAC-MAN is available on mobile, and he's still hungry for those delicious pellets. The objective is the same as it always was, you'll need to move PAC-MAN around th...
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TouchArcade iOS Gaming Roundup: Steredenn, Fidget Spinner Apps, Prison Architect, and More

May 26 2:49pm MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - All Stories
In case you missed the post last week, once again this is Eli Hodapp, and I'm Editor in Chief of MacRumors' iOS gaming sister site TouchArcade. We're putting together these weekly roundups of the biggest news and releases in the world of iOS gaming. If you're interested in this quick recap, there's tons more where this came from over on TouchArcade. We post daily news, reviews, and more, covering every aspect of the world of iOS gaming. We've also got a very active iOS gaming Twitch channel, a Discord server, our own forums, and a weekly podcast. All of these things are packed with other iOS gamers and developers, discussing iOS gaming around the clock! Anyway, here are the big things you don't want to miss this week: We kicked off Monday morning with a five star review of Steredenn. It's an incredible horizontal space shooter that aside from just being a really fun game does a lot of incredibly innovative things when it comes to how weapon upgrades are handled, as well as how you move your ship. For instance, these games often use a relative-touch based control scheme, and that's true here, but when the game detects your ship is obscured by your finger both a horizontal and vertical line appear on screen indicating where you are. It sounds basic, and I suppose it is, but the difference these little things make is amazing. While I'm a little surprised that the collective internet eye-roll surrounding the Angry Birds movie didn't cause some sort of seismic event when it was first announced, the film did incredibly well, grossing just under $350 million. (It's actually far better than you'd expect, if you haven't seen it.) So, it should be a surprise to absolutely no one that a sequel is on the way. Due out on September 20th, 2019, The Angry Birds Movie 2 already has some interesting names signed on. It'll be directed by Thurop Van Orman and John Rice (with the latter serving as co-director), who have worked on Adventure Time and Rick and Morty. No further details surrounding the plot or direction of the film have been made public, although there's plenty of time for all sorts of tidbits to dribble out before late 2019. We've spent a lot of time discussing the troubling trend of what a bad platform iOS when it comes to preserving gaming history, as iOS system updates (and other things) often render classic iOS titles totally broken.
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Why Apples App Store is good business for your enterprise

May 26 2:42pm MacDailyNews
At least 69 iOS developers managed to make their first million-dollars in app revenue last year...
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4 Discounted Mac Apps You Cant Miss

May 26 2:30pm MakeUseOf
Do you use a Mac? Well, today is your lucky day, because we are going to look at four apps that are on sale for for a limited time. There are apps that’ll help you manage your drives, design your dream home, burn media, and even a high-end image editor. They’re all more than 50\% off, so you don’t want to miss out! Drive Genius 5: Standard License This app is all about keeping your computer running to its full potential. It has 19 different utilities that’ll help you keep your Mac healthy. And best of all, they all can...Read the full article: 4 Discounted Mac Apps You Can’t Miss...
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Friday 5: Screens 4 brings new features to the Mac [Video]

May 26 2:25pm 9to5Mac
Although there are many solutions available to remotely connect to a Mac, Screens has long been my go to app for doing so. Edovia’s long-running app, available on both Mac and iOS, makes it extremely simple to connect back to your Mac, and forgoes the subscription business model for a one time payment model. Screens 4, which just released for the Mac earlier this week, brings a bevy of new features to the table in an effort to make the app even easier to use. In this week’s Friday 5, we highlight a few of the new features that we especially appreciate. more…...
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Apple Music Is Turning Apple into a Media Giant

May 26 2:15pm The Mac Observer
No sooner did Apple’s earnings for the March quarter come out than the rumor mill kicked back into gear promising a variety of hardware. This mews cycle ignored a slow, but significant, shift happening in Apple, driven by Apple Music. Yes, Apple remains a firm that makes highly popular hardware. People want iPhones and MacBook Pros and […]...
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MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Copy of 'Total War: WARHAMMER' From Feral Interactive

May 26 2:05pm MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - All Stories
For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Feral Interactive to give MacRumors readers a chance to win a copy of real-time strategy game Total War: WARHAMMER, which became available for the Mac in April. Total War: WARHAMMER is a turn-based strategy game that allows players to build an empire and then plan and execute real-time tactical battles against enemies. Unlike other Warhammer games, Total War: WARHAMMER takes place in a high fantasy setting, pitting greenskins (orcs and goblins), vampires, dwarves, and humans against one another. There are four playable factions that players can control, each with unique gameplay elements, play styles, abilities, and units to send into battle. The goal is to build up a city, recruit units, make alliances with other nations, and fight to protect and expand your hold over the Old World. Aerial units like wyverns and dragons, specially trained Legendary Lords, and other powerful elements like magic must be thoughtfully wielded to turn the tide in battle. Because there are multiple factions and game paths to take, Total War: WARHAMMER is endlessly replayable. Mac vs. Mac online multiplayer is available and supports up to eight players. There's also a co-op mode that allows players to play through the campaign with or against a friend. Feral Interactive, for those unfamiliar with the company, is a video game publisher that works with various companies to bring popular PC games to the Mac. Feral has brought a wide range of titles to the Mac, like the LEGO series, Rome: Total War, Tomb Raider, XCOM, and several Warhammer titles. Total War: WARHAMMER is available from Steam, the Feral Interactive website, or the Mac App Store for $49.99-$59.99, but we have 10 Steam copies to give away to MacRumors readers. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winner and send the prize. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page. Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older are eligible to enter. To offer feedback or get more information on the giveaway restrictions, please refer to our...
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Apple may aid investigation into deadly 2016 EgyptAir crash

May 26 2:01pm AppleInsider - Frontpage News
Apple on Friday said that it's open to cooperation with French authorities, who are exploring the possibility that two of the company's devices were linked to the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 in 2016.
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Best Wireless Speaker System

May 26 2:00pm iMore - The #1 site for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple!
Sonos makes the best wireless speaker system currently available. It's simple to set up and use, easy to expand into multiple rooms, plays smoothly, and sounds great. Updated May 2017: Added the new PlayBase speaker to the list of home theater options. Best overall Sonos Play:1 See at Amazon Sonos are like magic. Buy a speaker, plug it into power, download and launch the app, and you're up and streaming great sounding music from almost every popular internet service on the planet. That includes Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play Music, SiriusXM, and much, much more. Want to go stereo? Buy a second speaker, plug it in, launch the app again, tap a few virtual buttons, and boom. Stereo. From there you can add more speakers, take it multi-room, and otherwise set up and manage all your home audio, right from your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or other devices. It's like a dream, only you get to keep enjoying it while you're awake! Bottom line: If you want a wireless speaker that's as easy ...
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9to5Rewards: Spheros Star Wars BB-8 iPhone-controlled droid [Giveaway]

May 26 1:37pm 9to5Mac
This week’s 9to5Rewards partner is Wellbots, a US-based online retailer that specializes in smart products like drones, robots, wearables, home automation devices, connected toys and more. The company has the iPhone-controlled Sphero BB-8 Star Wars Droid to give away to 9to5Mac readers this week.  more…...
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Massively speed-up your Macs public VPN

May 26 1:25pm MacDailyNews
Recently I underwent a revelatory experience when using the public VPN service...
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How to shoot smoke bomb photography with your iPhone!

May 26 1:00pm iMore - The #1 site for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple!
Looking to shoot some stellar #smokebomb photos but don't have a fancy DSLR camera? Never fear – your iPhone has you covered! If you've been creeping Instagram – or, more specifically, photographers on Instagram – in the last number of months, you've probably come across a photo or two involving colored smoke, AKA, smoke bomb photography. Smoke bomb photography is typically created when colored smoke bombs are set off and a subject poses and moves with the smoke, not when smoke is edited into a photo in post (get your photoshop nonsense out of here; we're using practical effects up in this Fury Road!) Here's everything you need to know about shooting kick-ass smoke bomb photos with your iPhone! What will I need? Your iPhone, a BFF, a killer location, and a smoke bomb color of your choice. The brand I like to shoot with (Enola Gaye) has red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, white, and black colored smoke. Where can I find the smoke bombs? These smoke b...
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How to fix a Mac that wont turn on

May 26 12:44pm MacDailyNews
While Macs are well-built and for the most part reliable, they are computers...
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9to5Toys Lunch Break: Apple Watch Series 2 $70 off, iPad mini 4 $300, Mophie Juice Pack for iPhone 7/Plus $50, more

May 26 12:29pm 9to5Mac
Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS: Best Buy Memorial Day Sale: $70 off Apple Watch Series 2, iPad mini 4 $300, more! Mophie Juice Pack Battery for iPhone 7/Plus for $50 shipped (Reg. $99) Apple’s Great Games for $1 Sale: BADLAND, Assassin’s Creed, many more Apple’s 9.7-inch iPad Pro gets $124 discount, priced from $475 Best Buy is clearing out official Apple Watch Sport Bands, starting at $34 (or less) Apple 13-inch MacBook Air 256GB gets a $279 discount to $920 shipped Assassin’s Creed Identity for iOS drops to just $1 (Reg. $5) Multiponk’s local iOS multiplayer free for first time in years (Reg. $3) Minimalist iOS puzzler Klocki goes free for first time in nearly a year Lumino City’s handcrafted worlds drop to lowest price ever at $1 (Reg. $5) Mini Metro’s fantastic puzzle action hits lowest price this year at $1 (Reg. $5) Infinity Blade trilogy now down to just $1 each on iOS (Reg. up to $7) The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is now just $1 on the App Store (Reg. $7) Crazy Taxi’s wild iOS arcade racing now free for first time in years (Reg. $5) Cartoon Network’s iOS RPG Attack the Light hits lowest price in years: $1 (Reg. $3)   9to5Rewards: Twelve South Action Sleeve for Apple Watch [Giveaway] MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY: Smartphone Accessories: 2-Pack Anker Screen Protectors for iPhone 7/Plus $4, more Bang & Olufsen’s Beoplay A1 Portable Bluetooth Speaker now $208 Status Audio HD One over-ear headphones drop to just $28 shipped today Memorial Day Magazine Sale from under $5/yr: Wired, ESPN, Dwell, GQ, more Twelve South’s sleek Compass 2 stand for iPad Pro/Air/mini $30 (25\% off) Today’s Best iOS & Mac Game/App Deals: Samurai II, 3D Pool, more Today’s Best Game Deals: XCOM 2 $25, AC Collection from $20, more Dyson AM08 Bladeless Pedestal Fan for $144 (cert. refurb, Orig. $350) SanDisk Cruzer Glide 256GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive for $35 (Reg. $55+) Daily Deals: Brother All-In-One Inkjet Printer w/ AirPrint $40, more Amazon has this 22-inch Husqvarna Lawn Mower on sale for $288, today only Twelve South TimePorter for Apple Watch now $40 (Reg. $50) Verizon offers a $50 Visa Gift Card w/ purchase of the new Samsung Gear 3...
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Apple releases Final Cut Pro X 10.3.4

May 26 12:08pm MacDailyNews
Apple has released an update to Final Cut Pro X. 10.3.4 is now available...
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iPad Pro, Apple Pencil help capture a slice of Brooklyn for latest 'New Yorker' cover

May 26 12:03pm AppleInsider - Frontpage News
Artist Jorge Colombo turned to Apple's iPad to sketch the latest cover of "The New Yorker" magazine, allowing the creation of the digital drawing to be relived through a short video clip.
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Apple is proud to share its work on accessibility, and so should everyone else

May 26 12:00pm iMore - The #1 site for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple!
Last week was Global Accessibility Awareness Day and Apple made a point to let the world know that it is always working on improving accessibility features. Good for Apple. Apple has long been a trailblazer down the path to accessibility with such features as VoiceOver; it originated on the Mac back in 2007, and is now on every device the company makes. In recent years, Apple has been highlighting the importance of including accessibility features in new technologies and sharing its work with the world. It's incredible, the things Apple has accomplished in working toward an inclusive and supportive range of devices that anyone and everyone can use, no matter what their level of ability is. Apple isn't the only one doing these things. There are lots of tech companies that include accessibility features on there devices and in their software programs, and even more app developers that provide incredible help to those that need it. More companies should be spotlighting what they do to...
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Tips for working out with Apple Watch

May 26 11:51am 9to5Mac
Apple Watch is an excellent fitness tracker and has proved to be an effective workout coach for me personally. If you want to get outside more over the three-day weekend or just use your Apple Watch in new ways for the first time, read along for a few of my favorite tips for working out with Apple Watch. more…...
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Consumer Reports: Apples Macs the most reliable by wide margin

May 26 11:44am MacDailyNews
In laptops and desktops Apple was the most reliable. Plus it's tech support was - by far - the highest rated...
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Niantic Hits Pokemon GO Cheats Where It Hurts

May 26 11:30am MakeUseOf
Pokemon GO is meant to be a nice, good-natured little game for adults and children alike. It’s designed to offer a fun diversion from the travails of real life. However, that hasn’t stopped people from cheating at Pokemon GO, and Niantic is now, finally, cracking down on the cheats. There are various ways of cheating at Pokemon GO, but most involve using bots and unofficial apps to get ahead. Thankfully, Niantic is now taking action against the cheats, punishing them in a satisfyingly sadistic way. Banning people outright is out, and silently shadowbanning them is in. Shadowbanning Pokemon GO Cheats...Read the full article: Niantic Hits Pokemon GO Cheats Where It Hurts...
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Adam Currys Podcaster Pro Aims to be All-in-One Podcasting Solution

May 26 11:21am The Mac Observer
Broadcast personality and podcasting founder, Adam Curry, has been hard at work for the last year-plus to build an all-in-one, easily-portable studio for podcasters. With features like noise gates, compressors, dual mic inputs, and dual headphone jacks combined with multiple virtual USB audio devices to facilitate playing audio tracks while also providing a “mix-minus” for Skype […]...
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Notoriously bearish Apple analyst predicts doom because of 'iPhone 8' production delays

May 26 11:07am AppleInsider - Frontpage News
An analyst with historically off-target guesses about Apple's hardware intentions and supply chain machinations is claiming that the "iPhone 8" will not only ship later than expected because of Touch ID supply problems, but also claims that full manufacturing won't fully ramp up until the first calendar quarter of 2018.
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Six Unique Nintendo Switch Accessories You Didn't Know Existed

May 26 11:00am iMore - The #1 site for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple!
Your Nintendo Switch needs a little bit of person style. Aside from those neon joy-cons, a lot of the Switch accessories you find in stores are kind of generic. I went looking for some things that were going to help my Switch stand out a little in a crowd, especially since I'm probably going to be taking it to some Splatoon 2 tournaments this Summer. Here's what I found! It's called a Dock Sock, and yes I am a fourteen year old. These things are all over Amazon right now, with a ton of clever fabric options. You could even make one yourself if you have the time, but for the price these are a quick way to add some style to your Switch. Ridiculously cute stickers to bring Switch Dog to life. Drop a silly tongue on the Joy-Con grip, and POOF your controller is now a derpy little puppy! This sticker pack has a ton of other options, all adding a little color to an otherwise grayscale Switch controller. Keep your favorite cartridges held safe, right on the dock! Nintendo, seriou...
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Apple designer Marc Newson sells $12K hourglass as Swiss watchmaker does analog Apple Watch clone

May 26 10:55am AppleInsider - Frontpage News
One of the designers behind the Apple Watch, Marc Newson, has crafted a special-edition hourglass priced at a whopping $12,000. Swiss luxury watchmaker H. Moser & Cie., meanwhile, has launched a new mechanical piece designed to resemble the Apple Watch itself.
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Apples vacation blackout days for retail staff telegraph iPhone 8 release date

May 26 10:51am MacDailyNews
The Apple iPhone 8 release date could happen somewhere between...
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857 missing/abducted children rescued as a result of AMBER alert program

May 26 10:41am 9to5Mac
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children says that a total of 857 children who were reported missing or abducted have been successfully rescued as a direct result of the AMBER alert program. AMBER alerts are designed to get descriptions and vehicle details to everyone in the area as quickly as possible. They include television and radio appeals, but are notable for the text notifications sent to every mobile phone within range, known as Wireless Emergency Alerts … more…...
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Apples two-year-old iPhone 6s beats Samsungs Galaxy S8 in speed and memory management shootout

May 26 10:26am MacDailyNews
Samsung's flagship Galaxy S8 has a formidable challenger in Apple's two-year-old iPhone 6s...
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The New Yorker Cover Page For This Week Was Sketched Using an iPad and Apple Pencil

May 26 10:24am iPhone Hacks | #1 iPhone, iPad, iOS Blog
We have seen plenty of magazines shoot their cover photos using one of the latest iPhones. Now though, The New Yorker’s cover for this week has been completely sketched on an iPad using an Apple Pencil by illustrator Jorge Colombo. Continue reading →...
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Watch artist create this weeks New Yorker cover on an iPad Pro

May 26 10:11am 9to5Mac
The cover illustration for this week’s issue of New Yorker was created by an artist using an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, and as the magazine did back in January, it’s shared a time-lapse video showing how the drawing was created … more…...
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Best Buy Memorial Day Sale Savings on Apple Watch, Mac Notebooks, 9.7-Inch iPad Pro, and More

May 26 10:10am MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - All Stories
Best Buy today launched a four-day-long Memorial Day sale that has markdowns on quite a few Apple products, including Apple Watch, iPhone 7, iPhone SE, iPad, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and iMac. The four day sale begins today and ends on Memorial Day, this Monday, May 29. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Best Buy and may earn commissions on purchases made through these links. The first item up for sale is Apple Watch Series 2, which Best Buy has marked down $70 for nearly all models of Apple's wearable device. Each purchase of an Apple Watch during the event will net customers free in-store setup and advice by Geek Squad. Aluminum case models including Nike are priced at $299 for 38mm or $329 for 42mm, while stainless steel models range from $479 to $679 depending on casing color and band combinations. Best Buy's iPhone 7 sale lets customers save up to $300 when they buy and activate an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus on a monthly installment plan, with carrier plan options varying by store. Similarly, Best Buy is offering up to $200 off the iPhone SE 16GB and 64GB models with the purchase of a monthly installment plan. For Mac notebooks, Best Buy is providing discounts of between $200 and $250 on MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models. The new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar isn't included in the site's Memorial Day sale. Customers who buy one of the MacBooks will also get six months of Trend Micro Internet Security for free, which will cover up to three iOS, Mac, Android, or Windows devices for the time frame. Best Buy has marked down numerous versions of Apple's 9.7-inch iPad Pro, with savings between $100 and $125 off of the devices in Wi-Fi only configurations. Discounts of $100 are also available on iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi models. With the purchase of an iPad customers will receive a free six months of Kaspersky Internet Security that covers a range of three devices across iOS, Mac, Android, and Windows. Best Buy has a few deals on iMacs, Mac minis, and Mac Pros this weekend, with savings going up to $200 on iMac and $100 on Mac mini, with the same free warranty offer as it's offering for customers purchasing a MacBook. Best Buy is also knocking $600 off of the original price of the quad-core Mac Pro that has discontinued been by Apple. Finally, the Memorial Day sale also inc...
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New Report Backs Up Touch ID Embedded in iPhone 8 Display

May 26 10:09am The Mac Observer
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) apparently spilled the beans on Apple’s iPhone 8 design with the Touch ID fingerprint sensor embedded in the display. The chip maker shared details of the unreleased flagship iPhone model at the NA Technology Symposium in Taipei. China’s Economic Daily News (via DigiTimes) reported that TSMC also confirmed the new […]...
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How to make your jailbroken iPhone feel more like a Windows phone and why you'd want to

May 26 10:00am iMore - The #1 site for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple!
While jailbreaking iPhones may not be for everyone, it is a good way to customize your iOS device. If you're a recent Windows 10 Mobile convert who switched to iOS, you may not be entirely happy with the UI, and you might want to change it. As iOS is not as open as Android, doing so requires jailbreaking, which is a way of hacking the device to access features you normally wouldn't be able to. If you don't know how to jailbreak or don't know what it is, odds are you shouldn't do it. You've been warned. 1. iOS Blocks iOS Blocks, also known as Curago, is a jailbreak tweak based on the iOS Blocks concept by the designer Jay Machalani. The tweak has had its down times, where development was halted, however, Andy Wiik, an active developer behind many popular Cydia tweaks, resumed the development and is slowly polishing the project to deliver stability and a great user experience. The tweak essentially adds Live Tile-like blocks that are resized app icons. The concept is similar to...
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