Certain iPhone News Contributors Need to get Their Rumors and Facts Straight

Apr 28 4:38pm The Mac Observer
In a roundabout way, Fortune’s Gordon Kelly has reiterated speculation that the next full-generation iPhone has production problems. According to Mr. Kelly’s analysis of a Nikkei report, the release date of the “iPhone 8” will be delayed because of a combination of production issues with the curved OLED display and overheating issues in the wireless […]...
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Miami sextortion case asks if a suspect can be forced to hand over Apple iPhone password

Apr 28 4:32pm MacDailyNews
Next week, a local judge in Miami-Dade County, Florida, is expected to issue a key ruling...
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iPhone 8 mold shows vertical dual-lens camera spotted on previous leaks

Apr 28 4:08pm 9to5Mac
Continuing with this week’s flow of supposed iPhone 8 leaks, Benjamin Geskin is back at it again today. The latest images show off the iPhone 8’s mold with the new vertical dual-lens camera system lining up with his previous leaks. more…...
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How to perform the new super drift boost in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Apr 28 4:00pm iMore - The #1 site for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple!
Close the gap faster than ever before, thanks to bright purple sparks. In the original Mario Kart 8, drift boosting had two stages. The blue sparks gave you a quick bump in speed for a second, but if you held that drift until the sparks turned orange, the bump in speed was noticeably better. With Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, there is now a third stage of drift boosting. If you hold the drift just a little longer, those orange sparks will turn bright purple and the speed boost that follows can be the difference between first and second place. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Digital Download See at Amazon Here's how you perform the perfect super drift boost! Step One — Disable Smart Steering You can hit orange sparks in most of the turns in Mario Kart 8 with a little practice, but purple sparks almost always means making the most out of the particularly long turn. That means getting a little closer to the edge of the road than you'd normally want to and occasionally pointing your Kart away fro...
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Facebook, By Its Very Design, Cannot Avert the Tragedies it Creates

Apr 28 3:51pm The Mac Observer
Recently, Facebook has suffered some difficulties that were caused by its very design. It’s clear now that one of the features of large, complex social services that they contain within themselves the seeds of tragedy. Worse, thanks to the money at stake, there’s no remedy. Not even a tough-to-implement one. Two recent tragedies come to […]...
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9to5Rewards: Status Audios CB-1 Closed Back Studio Monitors [Giveaway]

Apr 28 3:51pm 9to5Mac
This week’s 9to5Rewards partner is Brooklyn, NY-based Status Audio, a company with the mission of making premium, high-quality headphones and studio monitors without the branding and inflated price tag of competitors. The company has two pairs of its extremely well-reviewed CB-1 Closed Back Studio Monitors (pictured above and below) to give away to 9to5Mac readers this week.  more…...
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Apple wants California DMV to shroud public reports about Apples autonomous vehicle tests

Apr 28 3:39pm MacDailyNews
Apple has asked the California DMV to alter the rules that require it...
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Apples Siri Speaker Might Look Like a Miniature Mac Pro

Apr 28 3:38pm The Mac Observer
Some of us have suspected for a while that Apple was developing something to compete with the Amazon Echo line of products. New details to add fuel to the fires of speculation came out recently, and now we’re thinking that Cupertino’s Siri speaker might look remarkably similar to the Mac Pro. There Will Always Be Leaks […]...
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Should you buy the 13-inch or 15-inch MacBook Pro?

Apr 28 3:31pm iMore - The #1 site for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple!
Should you buy the 13-inch or 15-inch MacBook Pro? Here's how to choose! Apple currently offers the MacBook Pro in two sizes: 13-inch and 15-inch. They differ in ways beyond simply display size though, including the overall weight and footprint, and details of the ports and the potential of their processors. So, how do you decide between them? See our pick for the best Apple laptop. MacBook Pro lineup If you look at Apple's current MacBook Pro lineup, even excluding the 12-inch MacBook and legacy 13-inch MacBook Air, there's still a ton to choose from. Especially when you consider Apple still offers last year's MacBook Pro 13-inch and 15-inch alongside this year's models. For this, I'll be referring to the 2016 MacBook Pro, though many of the points will also pertain to 2015 pros as well. Weight and size With great size comes great weight. Or something like that. What I mean is, those extra 2-inches (diagonal) of display come with a bigger footprint, which means your MacBook...
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How to Control Your Android Using Your Computers Mouse and Keyboard

Apr 28 3:30pm MakeUseOf
These days, smartphones and tablets are just as important as your main computer from a productivity standpoint. You can download apps for all the major office suites, access data you’ve saved in cloud storage services, edit photos and videos on-the-go, and even log into all your financial accounts. Obviously, the vast majority of Android devices use your finger as the primary input method. It’s arguably their biggest drawback – using your digits to control your devices simply isn’t as fluid or fast as using a mouse and keyboard. Wouldn’t it be great if you could use your computer’s input devices...Read the full article: How to Control Your Android Using Your Computer’s Mouse and Keyboard...
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Parker Planners launches new app that brings iPad compatibility and more

Apr 28 3:20pm Apple–Digital Trends
Parker Planners is known for its paper planners, but the company just launched version 2.0 of its app -- bringing the app to the iPad. Perhaps the best new feature is integration with notes and to-dos on iOS. The post Parker Planners launches new app that brings iPad compatibility and more appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Apple assembler Foxconn says US investment coming, details unsettled

Apr 28 3:17pm AppleInsider - Frontpage News
Apple's main assembly partner, Foxconn, is indeed planning to make some form of investment in the U.S., but the exact details are yet to be finalized, the latter company's chairman confirmed on Friday.
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Apple proposes changes to California's self-driving car testing rules

Apr 28 3:14pm iMore - The #1 site for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple!
Apple is looking to make some changes to California's self-driving car testing policy. As first noted by Reuters, Apple is looking for California to clarify or change its positions on certain testing regulations in order to make easier for self-driving vehicles to reach public acceptance. From Apple's letter: Apple believes that public acceptance is essential to the advancement of automated vehicles. Access to transparent and intuitive data on the safety of the vehicles being tested will be central to gaining public acceptance. However, the current and proposed disengagement reporting requirements do not achieve this result. In particular, Apple takes issue with current rules about disengagement reporting and testing without a safety driver, along with some definitions. In the case of definitions Apple seems to be seeking these changes so that these regulations don't hinder the company's development of additional technologies that could improve self-driving vehicles. Meanwhil...
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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai explains why he wants to scrap so-called net neutrality rules

Apr 28 3:02pm MacDailyNews
The new head of the FCC, the Federal Communications Commission, wants to clear away regulations...
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Best Accessories for Nintendo Switch

Apr 28 3:00pm iMore - The #1 site for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple!
How can I accessorize my Nintendo Switch? Update 4/28/17: We've added lots of fun new accessories to our guide! Your Nintendo Switch is going to come with everything you need to jump in and start playing, whether you're connected to a television or playing mobile, but there's a lot more to this console. There's never really been a game console quite like this before, and with that in mind there are some accessories available that you wouldn't normally think of needing. Here's a list of the essentials, everything you'd need to really enjoy your Switch in every environment. The Pro Controller While Nintendo's new Joy-Con setup looks like a lot of fun, when I'm at home on the couch looking to spend a Saturday in Breath of the Wild I'm going to reach for the Pro Controller. Not only is the look and feel similar to what exists right now for the Wii U, but the Switch Pro Controller is going to offer a bigger battery and has an NFC receiver baked in for Amiibo support. It's also rea...
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Apple lobbies California DMV to keep self-driving car plans out of public eye

Apr 28 2:59pm AppleInsider - Frontpage News
A letter from Apple to the California Department of Motor Vehicles is seeking alterations in test protocols and reporting requirements for automated vehicle testing, and also declares that the company is seeking to increase public acceptance of self-driving cars.
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PSA: Again, another reason not to open attachments from strangers

Apr 28 2:37pm iMore - The #1 site for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple!
Don't be scared but be aware, there's a new malware in town and it wants your Mac. Check Point Technologies has released detailed information about a a new malware attack that is directed at Mac users. It's being called Dok and it has the potential to access a user's online communication, including secure sites. According to Check Point, it affects all versions of OS X and is not yet detectable by anti-virus software. This new malware – dubbed OSX/Dok — affects all versions of OSX, has 0 detections on VirusTotal (as of the writing of these words), is signed with a valid developer certificate (authenticated by Apple), and is the first major scale malware to target OSX users via a coordinated email phishing campaign. Why is Dok such a big deal? Check Point says that Dok is the first major scale malware to target OS X users, but that's not the only reason it's a big deal. DoK also appears to have a fake signed Apple developer certificate, which allows it to bypass yo...
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6 Deals Thatll Make Your Next Vacation Amazing

Apr 28 2:33pm MakeUseOf
Do you like to travel? Do you hate to travel but need to do it anyway? Today we’re going to look at six deals that’ll take a trip from average to incredible. There’s a discounted DSLR camera, phone chargers, battery backups, Bluetooth speakers, eBooks, and much more! Pentax K-S1 DSLR Camera + 18-55mm Lens Kit & 16GB WiFi SD Card If you want to take quality photos while on vacation, but you don’t want to spend an obscene amount of cash on a high-end camera, you can get a Pentax K-S1 DSLR with an 18-55mm lens kit and a 16GB...Read the full article: 6 Deals That’ll Make Your Next Vacation Amazing...
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Check out the Lexus that Apples using to test their self-driving car tech

Apr 28 2:32pm MacDailyNews
Almost two weeks after Apple Inc. secured permission to test its autonomous-car technology...
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Apple is Asking California DMV to Consider Changes in Self-Driving Car Testing Policies

Apr 28 2:30pm iPhone Hacks | #1 iPhone, iPad, iOS Blog
It is not a secret at this point that Apple is testing some kind of self-driving car software in the state of California. Continue reading →...
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Everything you need to know about Make VR

Apr 28 2:30pm iMore - The #1 site for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple!
Bring all of your creations from VR into the real world using Make VR. Make VR is a program for HTC Vive that aims to help you to bring your VR creations to life. From within the game you can create and adjust new items, and then export them. You can adjust the shape and scale, turn full items into wire outlines, and plenty more. Essentially, this is a CAD engine that allows you to see what you're creating in 3D before you send it off to the printer to bring into the real world. Read more at VRHeads.com{.cta large} ...
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You Can Now Delete Uber Account Data Straight From The App

Apr 28 2:24pm The Mac Observer
Today Uber announced the introduction of a Privacy Settings in its app. This lets you delete Uber account data and give you more control over app notifications and contacts that the app has access to. You can also control location data within the app. Uber Account Data Deletion When you uninstall the Uber app, that […]...
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Apple Asks California DMV to Make Changes to Autonomous Vehicle Testing Policies

Apr 28 2:17pm MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - All Stories
Apple has asked the California DMV to alter the rules that require it to publish detailed public reports about the success of Apple's self-driving car tests, according to papers shared by the DMV. If the DMV complies with Apple's request, less information would be included in the reports. [PDF] In a letter, Apple says it is investing heavily in the study of machine learning and automation, and goes on to say the company is excited about the potential of automated systems in many areas, including transportation. One of the SUVs Apple is using to test its autonomous driving software, courtesy of Bloomberg The company then proposes that the DMV amend or clarify its positions in the areas of disengagement reporting, definitions, and testing without safety drivers. Apple is concerned that inconsistency in how permit holders reports disengagements can lead to media coverage that causes public confusion and misunderstanding. Apple wants disengagement reports to cover times when a driver takes control of a vehicle to prevent a crash or traffic violation, and little else.Apple suggests the following changes to the disengagement reporting requirements to achieve an objective set of data to accurately and clearly inform the public about the safety of the automated vehicles being tested A disengagement should be defined as an unexpected event or failure that requires the safety driver to take control of the vehicle in order to prevent a crash or traffic violation. A disengagement should not be reported for the following: - Operational constraints where either the safety driver has been trained to disengage the system, or when the system detects the constraint and disengages automatically. For example, a system that requires the safety driver to navigate through a construction zone. - System errors or failures. For example, a software bug or sensor dropout that does not affect the safe operation of the system. - Discretionary decisions made by the safety driver. For example, when the safety driver perceives a vehicle is approaching too quickly and opts to disengage the system. - Any tests that are planned to result in a disengagement. - The end of a test or experiment. Additionally, the proposed requirement in §227.50(b)(3)(B)(vi) to describe the type of incident that would have happened without the disengagement should be removed. It requires...
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MacRumors Giveaway: Win an iPhone-Connected Pearl RearVision Car Backup Camera

Apr 28 2:13pm MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - All Stories
For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Pearl Automation to give MacRumors readers a chance to win the Pearl RearVision iPhone-connected wireless car backup camera system. Priced at $499.99, the Pearl RearVision is a backup camera kit that's designed to be installed on a car's rear license plate, giving iPhone users a simple way to get an aftermarket backup camera. This system, compatible with cars made in 1996 and newer, is designed to work with an iPhone 5 or later, and it includes a Camera Frame, Car Adapter, and Phone Mount for use with the iPhone. It's easy enough to set up that it doesn't require a professional - it's similar to installing a license plate cover. Once the Camera Frame is installed, it connects to an iPhone running the accompanying Pearl app and displays whatever's behind the car in either portrait or landscape mode using two wide-angle 180 degree HD camera lenses, one with infrared for night vision capabilities. The Car Adapter also plugs into the car's OBD port, and the whole thing connects to the iPhone over WiFi and Bluetooth. Pearl RearVision includes collision detection and gives audible and visual alerts when objects, including cars and people, are in the way of the car. The warning noise varies based on how close an object is to the camera. Using the iPhone's screen, it's possible to pan left and right to get a better view of what's behind the car, and the frame itself is both water resistant and theft resistant. A built-in solar panel provides power, allowing the device to be wire-free, while a built-in battery stores power. We have one Pearl RearVision to give away to a MacRumors reader. 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 Site Feedback section, as that is where discussion of the rules will be redirected. a Rafflecopter giveawayThe contest will run...
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DOK Malware Signed by Valid Developer Certificate (for Now)

Apr 28 2:11pm The Mac Observer
A new piece of malware, called OSX/Dok, has been discovered by the Check Point malware research team. It affects all versions of macOS and is signed with a valid developer certificate authenticated by Apple, at least for now. Dok malware is also the first to spread in a widespread email phishing campaign. DOK Malware Spreads […]...
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Apple proposing self-driving car testing policy changes to encourage public acceptance

Apr 28 2:10pm 9to5Mac
Earlier this month Apple was granted permission to publicly test a self-driving vehicle on public roads in California, and now the company has reportedly issued a letter requesting changes to autonomous car test policies. Reuters first reported that Apple has formally proposed self-driving car testing policies through a company letter. more…...
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Best Waterproof Bluetooth Speakers

Apr 28 2:09pm iMore - The #1 site for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple!
Want to rock out by the pool? Get yourself a waterproof speaker! Whether you want to listen to some mellow acoustic music by the pool or want to rip on your air guitar to the best 80s hair metal at the beach, a reliable waterproof Bluetooth speaker is a must! Here are our favorite waterproof Bluetooth speakers. Update April 2017: We have completely upgraded our list with the newest options! UE Wonderboom JBL Charge 3 Fugoo Sport Skullcandy Barricade UE Boom 2 UE Wonderboom UE's latest water-resistant Bluetooth speaker is cute as a button! The Wonderboom is a compact Bluetooth speaker with big sound, a lovely design, and an IPX7 rating, meaning it can be submerged in up to 1 meter of water for 30 minutes — it's perfect for the shower. I've been testing this speaker and have been very impressed with its low end. The bass is surprisingly warm for such a small unit, and its size, again, is perfect for the shower. Given its size, the Wonderboom does have a bit of trouble at...
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Apples Amazon Echo echo rumored to borrow trashcan Mac Pro design cues, could arrive at WWDC

Apr 28 2:01pm MacDailyNews
More details on Apple's anticipated standalone Siri speaker have emerged...
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The most useful amiibo for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Apr 28 1:30pm iMore - The #1 site for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple!
Use amiibo to show off a little in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe! Instead of unlocking secret items to give you an advantage like you do in Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, amiibo unlock cosmetic upgrades in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. You use amiibo to unlock special themed outfits your Mii can wear while racing. It's a nice way of standing out in a multiplayer race if you don't feel like using one of the infamous Nintendo characters, and great for showing off in local matches with other Switch users. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Digital Download See at Amazon The good news is you only need to tap your amiibo to the Switch once in order to unlock the race outfit associated with that figure, so no carrying your amiibo around like you would for other games. Take a look at what you unlock! As you can see, the big differences here are in the helmets. Which makes sense, since that's what you're going to see most when cruising past someone after a mushroom boost. Some of the helmets cover your Mii face al...
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How to tell if Apple Watch notifications are from a native app or an iPhone app

Apr 28 1:19pm AppleInsider - Frontpage News
Sometimes when you get a notification on your Apple Watch, you can tap on it for further options, or to open a corresponding app. Other times, that notification is from your iPhone, and there's not much you can do with it other than dismiss it. Here's how to quickly tell the difference.
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Uber makes it easier to delete your account, tougher to track your location

Apr 28 1:11pm Apple–Digital Trends
Uber, the controversial ridesharing startup, is getting controls that make it easier for users to delete accounts and disable tracking. They'll be rolling out to Uber users over the next few weeks. The post Uber makes it easier to delete your account, tougher to track your location appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Fake news: Microsoft Surface vs. Apple iPad, Mac

Apr 28 1:01pm MacDailyNews
The false Surface media narrative...
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Clash Royale Everything you need to know!

Apr 28 1:01pm iMore - The #1 site for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple!
How does this ridiculous duel work? I'll fill you in! Clash Royale is a massively popular multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) that is one of the top-grossing games on the App Store. Made by the same developers as Clash of Clans — Supercell — the game pits you against foes around the world in high-energy, fast-paced duels. If you're new to the world of Clash Royale, it can be a little intimidating to get started. Relax. There may seem like there are a lot of rules, but I'll outline everything you need to get started! The objective Using a deck of eight different cards, you spawn different units onto the battlefield in hopes of taking down your opponent's three towers all while defending your own. Each round lasts three minutes and whoever takes out the most towers wins the match. If any player takes out his or her opponent's center tower, they will automatically win the game. Cards Cards are what you use to play units onto the battlefield. There are over just...
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Building a GTX 1080 Ti-powered Hackintosh: Installing macOS Sierra step-by-step [Video]

Apr 28 1:00pm 9to5Mac
  A few days ago we posted about the hardware used and performance benefits of my most recent Hackintosh build. In today’s tutorial, I’ll step through the entire install process in full unabridged detail. While it might seem a bit daunting to go through the Hackintosh setup process for the first time, once you understand the basics, it’s […]...
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Sheeple Has Officially Been Added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Apr 28 12:50pm iPhone Hacks | #1 iPhone, iPad, iOS Blog
At some point in time, on probably more than one occasion, you’ve probably heard the word “sheeple” to point out a fan of an Apple product. Continue reading →...
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Deal: Score 10GB of Data with unlimited text and calling from $27 Per Month

Apr 28 12:45pm iMore - The #1 site for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple!
Looking for a killer deal on a new cell phone plan for yourself? Don't miss this awesome offer from Mint SIM! In the recent years, we've seen a whole lot happen to cell phone plans. First unlimited data, then price hikes, then tiered data, cheaper plans, the return of unlimited data and so much more. Competition continues to grow in this field, and Mint SIM is getting in on the action with some extremely aggressive pricing for its plans. Mint SIM is an alternative carrier that offers you an extremely affordable way to have the data you need on your phone, and right now you can save an additional 20\% off any 6 or 12-month plan using the coupon IMMINTSIM20. Mint SIM utilizes T-Mobile's growing 4G LTE network to ensure you have great coverage and fast speeds across most of the United States. The way it works is Mint SIM buys access to networks and packages and then is able to resell them to its customers for better rates than the major carriers are charging. Save 20\% with coupon IM...
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Everything you need to know about tvOS 11

Apr 28 12:30pm iMore - The #1 site for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple!
We'll get our first look at tvOS 11 at WWDC 2017 in June, and the update is expected to ship in the fall. Here's everything you need to know! tvOS 11 is assumed to be the name for the next iteration of Apple's operating system for its Apple TV set-top box. If Apple keeps to a similar program as the past few years, we'll see a preview of tvOS 11 during WWDC 2017 in June, with a release following at some point this fall. While we wait, all we have is rumors and a healthy dose of speculation. Because of this, it's up to you to decide how much you want to know ahead of Apple's event, and how much you're willing to believe. When can I get tvOS 11? Assuming that Apple keeps to its usual patterns, tvOS 11 will make its debut at the 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). It's likely to first appear on Monday, June 5 during the keynote kicking off the conference, which will also likely showcase the next major revisions of iOS, macOS, and watchOS. Apple will likely make the firs...
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9to5Toys Lunch Break: 9.7-inch iPad Pro $500, Pre-paid iPhone SE 128GB $260, Logitech Wireless Keyboard $20, more

Apr 28 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: Apple’s 9.7-inch iPad Pro gets another $100 discount, priced from $500 iPhone SE 32GB no-contract at Boost Mobile 128GB $260 Daily Deals: Logitech K400 Plus Wireless Keyboard $20, Rocketfish 4-Outlet/2-USB Surge Protector $17, more Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro 256GB w/ Touch Bar now $249 off Final Fantasy VI hits its lowest price ever on iOS: $7 (Reg. $15) Final Fantasy 1-3 for iOS now matching all-time lows, starting at $4 App Store Free App of the Week: Lily Music Creation goes free for first time Gas Cubby by Fuelly for iOS helps take care of your car: $3 (50\% off) Archibald’s Adventures for iOS hits lowest price in years at $1 Flashout 3D sci-fi racer for iOS drops to just $1 (Reg. $3) Review: Leather iPhone CARDcase by DODOcase – slim, sleek, and useful 9to5Rewards: Audioengine’s gorgeous B2 Bluetooth Speaker [Giveaway] MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY: Ringke iPhone 7/Plus cases for $4 Prime shipped (Reg. $10) Samsung and LG 4K HDR Smart Ultra HDTVs from $899 shipped Nintendo New 2DS XL handheld release date + more [Video] Netgear Arlo Pro Wire-Free Camera System w/ Cloud Storage: $201 (Reg. $250) Smartphone Accessories: RAVPower 26,800mAh 3-Port Power Bank $35, more Netgear Nighthawk AC1750 Smart 802.11ac Router $90 (Reg. $110) Mother’s Day Surprises: Save up to 50\% on Flowers, Wine and Delicious Home-Cooked Meals Today’s Best iOS & Mac Game/App Deals: GRID 2, Final Fantasy, more Today’s Best Game Deals: Deus Ex Mankind Divided $13, Madden NFL 17 $20, more WD Red 4TB NAS Internal 3.5-inch Hard Drive: $115 shipped (Reg. $145) Logitech’s new Universal Folio keyboard case fits all iPads and Android tablets NEW PRODUCTS & MORE: Master & Dynamic takes the wraps off new Leica-inspired headphones Penna is the retro-inspired Bluetooth keyboard we’ve been looking for DJI keeps it coming with new VR Goggles for Phantom and more Ultraloq is a secure, user-friendly and affordable home smart lock DJI announces new 100MP Drone that’s overkill for everyone DeskView brings a standing desk to your office window Reolink Argus is the truly wire-free security camera for $80 NuAns NEO Android...
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Merriam-Webster Adds 'Sheeple' to Dictionary and Lists Apple Users as Example

Apr 28 12:29pm MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - All Stories
Merriam-Webster recently announced that it has added sheeple to its dictionary, an informal word that it defines as people who are docile, compliant, or easily influenced and thereby likened to sheep. The first example of the word in a sentence is pretty unremarkable…James Nichols, who ran the family farm here, stamped dollar bills with red ink in protest against currency and told his neighbors that they were “sheeple” for obeying authority like livestock. — Sara Rimer and James Bennet…but then there's this:Apple's debuted a battery case for the juice-sucking iPhone—an ungainly lumpy case the sheeple will happily shell out $99 for. — Doug CrissMerriam-Webster, which dates back to 1843, says the first usage of the word sheeple was in 1945, long before the advent of the Mac, iPod, iPhone, iPad, and Apple as a company altogether. For what it's worth, the word's popularity apparently falls within the bottom 10 percent of its dictionary. Wake up!'Sheeple' is in the dictionary now. https://t.co/pbXVADEoBm— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) April 27, 2017 Sadly, this is not the Onion.Discuss this article in our forums...
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Do You Have Pent up Demand for the iPhone 8?

Apr 28 12:25pm iPhone Hacks | #1 iPhone, iPad, iOS Blog
This year is, with the oft-rumored iPhone 8, going to be a “super cycle” for Apple. At least, that’s what a lot of analysts keep saying. Continue reading →...
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Happy Hour Podcast 117 | Carpool Karaoke is Apple Parked, iOS 11 rumors, and iPhone 8 dummy units

Apr 28 12:21pm 9to5Mac
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple’s first major original series delay, iOS 11 rumored features including a new Apple Music design and Apple Pay features, and the latest iPhone 8 rumors including a new dummy unit leak. 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. more…...
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Copper Cabling Options: QSFP + Direct Attach Copper Cable

Apr 28 12:20pm AppLecture: Apple News and Rumors
Today’s enterprise data centers and networking environments are undergoing an infrastructure transformation, requiring higher speeds, greater scalability, and higher levels of performance and reliability to better meet the demands of business. As speed and performance needs increase, modern copper cables […]...
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Rumor: Siri Speaker Amazon Echo competitor could see WWDC debut with Mac Pro style

Apr 28 12:16pm 9to5Mac
Taking to Twitter, leaker Sonny Dickson has shared more alleged details on the rumored upcoming Siri speaker. Introducing some new concepts not previously shared, Dickson believes that the speaker could see its debut at this year’s WWDC. more…...
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Apples Rumored to be Finalizing Amazon Echo-Like Smart Device [Updated: May be Unveiled at WWDC 2017]

Apr 28 12:03pm iPhone Hacks | #1 iPhone, iPad, iOS Blog
In May of last year, just before the start of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, a report cropped up that Apple was putting together an Amazon Echo-like smart speaker. Continue reading →...
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Grasping for straws about Apples next-gen Mac Pro

Apr 28 12:02pm MacDailyNews
As you might expect, Apple has been relatively tight-lipped about the next Mac Pro...
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Your unlimited plan is probably ripping you off: How much data Americans actually use

Apr 28 12:00pm iMore - The #1 site for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple!
The numbers are in and you probably don't need an expensive unlimited data plan. Unlimited data plans are back — but you may want to skip out on one this time around. Why have these plans seen a resurgence, and do we really use enough data each month to warrant them? Let's break it down. Return of the unlimited plan We've recently seen all four major U.S. carriers introduce or revamp their unlimited LTE data plans. Multiple times. For some of us, this is great news: The folks who use upwards of 10GB of data on a line they pay for themselves found plenty of creative ways to hold on to older unlimited data plans, and sometimes that could be a hassle. Now they are available with a click of the mouse. Unlimited plans coming back to AT&T and Verizon are a direct result of tough competition in the industry. This wasn't unexpected, really. Companies like T-Mobile and StraightTalk made people notice the cost vs. value proposition of a cell phone data plan. AT&T an...
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iPhone 8 will address pent up demand from installed base, analyst believes

Apr 28 11:59am 9to5Mac
Analysts have been expecting this fall’s iPhone 8 to prompt a so-called ‘super cycle’ for weeks, and now Credit Suisse is the latest to push that expectation. Analyst Kulbinder Garcha at the firm cites ‘pent up demand’ from the iPhone installed base for a very different model than recent hardware updates. more…...
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Uber Will Make It Easier Than Ever to Delete Your Personal Information From Its App

Apr 28 11:55am MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - All Stories
Uber today announced that it will begin rolling out a simplified way for users to permanently delete their personal information from the app over the next few weeks (via The Verge). The news follows a few months of protests against the company that included Uber's perceived opportunistic business tactics during the immigration airport protests in January, the questionable actions of CEO Travis Kalanick, and the app's location sharing practices. Prior to the update, users could delete the app from their phone, but any data Uber had obtained from its users would remain on its servers unless customers personally emailed or called the company's support team. Now, users will be able to go through this process within the app itself thanks to a new Delete Your Account screen, which will immediately deactivate user accounts and then permanently delete everything after 30 days. Uber said this protracted deletion period is a way for users to reverse their decision if they change their minds. Data deleted will also affect any information that was entered in Uber's food-related spin-off app, UberEats. Late last year and early in 2017, Uber faced a series of backlashes from the public related to the app's tracking of user data up to five minutes after a trip ends, as well as multiple reports related to Kalanick and his relationship with President Donald Trump. Uber claims that the new account deletion update isn't in response to any of those previous reports, and that it's been in the works for more than a year. Uber insists today’s changes aren’t a response to those campaigns. A spokesperson said today’s release has been scheduled for several months, and the changes have been in the works for even longer. “We’ve been working on improving this [account deletion] experience for more than a year,” said an Uber spokesperson. The update will also include more customizable notification settings, as well as a few tweaks to location sharing settings when friends ask to hail a ride from where you're located. The actual main location sharing feature is still a black and white choice, so users who opt-out will have to manually enter their location each time they want to request a ride. Note: Due to the political nature of the discussion regarding this topic, the discussion thread is located in our Politics, Religion, Social Issues forum. All forum m...
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Apple's Siri-based Echo competitor rumored to borrow design cues from Mac Pro, could arrive at WWDC

Apr 28 11:52am AppleInsider - Frontpage News
More details on Apple's anticipated standalone Siri speaker have emerged, suggesting the device could look similar in some ways to the company's cylindrical Mac Pro desktop, and could be released as soon as WWDC in June.
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Apple Escalates Royalty Battle with Qualcomm, Suspends Payments

Apr 28 11:48am The Mac Observer
The royalty fight between Apple and Qualcomm got real Friday after Apple suspended supplier payments ultimately destined for the chip maker. Apple said it was suspending payments until the courts decide how much Apple owes. “Without an agreed-upon rate to determine how much is owed,” Apple said in a statement to Reuters, “we have suspended […]...
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A very false narrative: Apple Watch and the future of wearables

Apr 28 11:39am AppleInsider - Frontpage News
It's hard to escape the media pronouncements that iPhones are now boring again after Samsung unveiled its latest Galaxy S8, Apple's Mac business is being overshadowed by more exciting Surface Windows PCs from Microsoft and that Apple Watch is a disappointing dud. But they're all wrong, here's why.
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The iPhone 7 No Longer Has The Best Smartphone Camera

Apr 28 11:33am iPhone Hacks | #1 iPhone, iPad, iOS Blog
iPhones have long been considered to have the best camera on a smartphone. Over the last couple of years though, Samsung, LG and Google have made huge strides to ensure that the cameras in their smartphone remarkable as well. Continue reading →...
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Nasty Mac malware bypasses Apples macOS Gatekeeper, undetectable by most antivirus apps

Apr 28 11:31am MacDailyNews
We learned recently that macOS malware grew by 744\% last year, though most of it...
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How to unlock everything in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Apr 28 11:30am iMore - The #1 site for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple!
If you want the good stuff, you're going to work for it. Mario Kart 8 has jumped from the Wii U to the new Switch, and gained the word Deluxe at the end of the title. What does that mean? A whole lot of little changes, the most significant of which is what you have to unlock and how you go about doing the unlocking. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Digital Download See at Amazon In the past, you had to race and rank in order to unlock the next Cup to compete in and to unlock other players you might want to enjoy. This time all of that stuff is unlocked already, which means you can pick the character you want to race as and the Cup you want to race in out of the box, and instead focus on unlocking more important things. Here's what you need to know! Unlocking Karts, Tires, and Gliders In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, you start off with access to the following equipment: Karts Standard Kart Steel Driver Circuit Special Sneeker Streetle Standard Bike Comet City Tripper Standard ATV Splat Buggy Tir...
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Deals: 15" MacBook Pro w/ AppleCare for $1,993 ($355 off); high-end 13" MacBook Pro for $2,399 ($200 off); 256GB 12.9" iPad Pro for $949 ($50 off)

Apr 28 11:30am AppleInsider - Frontpage News
Heading into the weekend, AI readers can exclusively save $355 on Apple's 2015 15" MacBook Pro with AppleCare. Or pick up an upgraded 2016 13-inch MacBook Pro with function keys and 1TB of storage for $2,399 with no tax in 48 states. The spacious 256GB 12.9" iPad Pro is also $50 off.
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Make Your Windows Desktop Spectacular With a Custom Rainmeter Theme

Apr 28 11:30am MakeUseOf
Rainmeter has long been my favorite Windows customization tool. It’s light-weight, free, and if used correctly can render your desktop unrecognizable. If you’re completely new to Rainmeter, follow the link provided to learn more about this fantastic software. Not only can you create a truly spectacular desktop experience, you can create and share whole configurations with a few clicks of your mouse. Here’s how! Rainmeter Themes and How to Share Them Rainmeter themes range from simple widget configurations to complex, involved desktop experiences. While I prefer the latter, we’ve all got to start somewhere. Skins To begin, open your Rainmeter...Read the full article: Make Your Windows Desktop Spectacular With a Custom Rainmeter Theme...
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Qualcomm's revenue guidance slash possibly foretells Q2 iPhone sales volume

Apr 28 11:05am AppleInsider - Frontpage News
An analyst has examined Qualcomm's earnings reduction as a result of Apple withholding royalty payments for wireless chips, and believes that Apple is on track to sell about as many iPhones as it did during the same time frame from 2016.
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Uber is Making it Easier for Users to Delete Their Account

Apr 28 11:02am iPhone Hacks | #1 iPhone, iPad, iOS Blog
Up to this point, simply deleting the Uber account from your smartphone didn’t remove your data from Uber’s servers. Continue reading →...
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New 'Dok' malware targets Macs using signed Apple developer certificate

Apr 28 11:01am AppleInsider - Frontpage News
A new strain of malware targeting Mac users is attempting to slip past defenses through a phishing scheme and a signed Apple developer certificate -- though in practice, it may still not pose much of a threat.
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T-Mobile may address high phone prices with its next Un-carrier move

Apr 28 11:00am Apple–Digital Trends
T-Mobile's next uncarrier move may have something to do with the price of high-end smartphones -- and making them cheaper. It follows on the heels of the carrier's new unlimited One plan. The post T-Mobile may address high phone prices with its next Un-carrier move appeared first on Digital Trends.
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