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Updated: 21 min 30 sec ago

Mac malware continues to grow, reports McAfee, but is again mostly adware

31 min 6 sec ago

McAfee tells us that the growth in Mac malware seen last year has continued into this year, growing 53% in the first quarter alone. The total number of instances of malware detected has reached over 700,000.

As before, though, the headline number isn’t as alarming as it might appear …

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Apple inviting UK website visitors to help victims of London’s Grenfell Tower fire

53 min 40 sec ago

As it often does after a disaster, Apple is inviting website visitors to contribute to a fundraising appeal – this time for victims of the Grenfell Tower fire in London in which 79 people are either confirmed or presumed to have lost their lives.

The 24-floor residential tower block, devoted to social housing, caught fire overnight on 14th June after a fridge-freezer burst into flames. Design features that should ensure a fire is contained within a single apartment for 60 minutes somehow failed, and the fire spread, aided by flammable cladding on the exterior of the building …

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Latest satellite footage shows progress of Apple Park construction over last two years [Video]

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:00

Apple has been hard at work on its new Apple Park headquarters for several time, recently starting to put the final touches on the campus. Now, satellite imaging company Planet Labs has shared new overhead footage of the spaceship construction progress over the last two years, condensing the footage down to just 18 seconds and showing the amazing progress…

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The best battery cases for iPhone

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 17:40

Chances are good that you depend on your iPhone for a wide variety of uses, and for good reason, the device is a jack of all trades. But as iPhone functionality continues to grow, it’s easier and easier to drain your battery. Let’s take a look at some of the best battery cases available for iPhone.

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What’s new in iOS 11 beta 2? Hands-on with 25+ features and changes [Video]

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 17:25

The second iOS 11 beta was released yesterday to developers, and the general consensus is that it runs much smoother than the initial beta. After playing with it for a few hours, I agree with those sentiments, as the release seems to be more polished than beta 1.

Along with performance improvements, there are several new features and changes added to the mix as well. In the following walkthrough, we’ll step through some of those changes on video. more…

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Report: iMac Pro may offer server-grade Intel ‘Purley’ processors with ARM coprocessor

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 17:02

Apple teased its new utlra-powerful iMac Pro earlier this month at WWDC, offering some baseline specs for the machine and saying it would be released in December for $4999. Now, the blog Pike’s Universum claims to have some additional details regarding the iMac Pro’s power…

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Happy Hour Podcast 125 | Apple’s security leak, Sony exec hires, and Forstall’s return

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 16:37

This week Benjamin and Zac share brief 10.5-inch iPad Pro impressions, detail a few changes in iOS 11 beta 2, discuss the ironic Apple security leak, Apple’s big Sony exec hires and what it means for TV, and Scott Forstall’s major comeback to the public stage and what he has to say about the history of the iPhone. 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.

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Apple’s new Chicago River retail store will look like a massive MacBook Air from the sky

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 15:50

We’ve been watching the progress of the new Chicago River Apple Store for several months now, and today DNAInfo has shared current shots of the construction progress. As the site reports, the latest Foster+Partners project looks like a giant MacBook Air landed next to the Chicago River…

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Sling TV brings Cloud DVR support to iOS with latest update

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 14:28

Sling TV has released an update to its iOS app today that brings its Cloud DVR feature to iPhone and iPad.

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Apple hiring Apple Park Visitor Center staff ahead of official opening

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 14:00

Apple Park is getting closer to an official opening as the company begins hiring staff for the visitor center that will include an Apple Store and, for the first time, a cafe that’s also open to the public.

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Apple releases fourth iOS 10.3.3 beta for iPhone and iPad

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 13:13

Apple has released the fourth iOS 10.3.3 beta for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The first beta version only included new wallpapers for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and no other visible changes. We’ll update with any changes discovered below.

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Fourth tvOS 10.2.2 beta for Apple TV rolling out

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 13:04

Apple has released the fourth tvOS 10.2.2 beta for Apple TV. The new tvOS beta allows developers who are registered with Apple’s developer program to test their apps on the upcoming software update for Apple TV.

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Apple Pay loyalty card support coming to Quiznos, Smashburger, and more restaurants

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:20

Apple Pay lets you make purchases in stores with your iPhone or Apple Watch with security and convenience, and select retailers like Walgreens also support Apple Pay-based reward cards. Soon even more loyalty cards will be supported through Apple Pay in Apple’s Wallet app thanks to Punchh’s Restaurant Marketing Cloud.

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Apple donating a portion of proceeds from Pride Edition Apple Watch band sales to LGBTQ advocacy groups

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:32

Earlier this month Apple started selling a special edition version of its Woven Nylon Apple Watch band called Pride Edition.

Featuring colors of the rainbow, the Pride Edition Woven Nylon band is very similar to the limited edition rainbow Apple Watch band gifted to employees who participated in last year’s San Francisco Pride parade.

Since making the Pride Edition Woven Nylon band available for anyone to purchase, Apple has updated its store page to say that a portion of sales from the Pride Edition bands will benefit LGBTQ advocacy groups.

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Opinion: We may all want Apple Glasses after ARKit arrives

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:24

Prior to WWDC, there were reports and analyst predictions that Apple would eventually ship its own version of Google Glass as an AR accessory. Then Apple introduced ARKit as a tool to help developers create augmented reality experiences through iOS apps starting with iOS 11. Now what was previously a rather wild rumor is starting to make more sense…

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Comment: Scott Forstall is right not to apologize for skeuomorphism, and has a point even today

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:34

In a Computer History Museum interview this week, Scott Forstall was unapologetic about the skeuomorphic designs used in early iOS versions – the famous leather, paper and metal textures used to make on-screen elements look like real-world objects.

Disagreements between Forstall and design head Jony Ive on the look of iOS were believed to have been one of the reasons for him leaving the company back in 2012 …

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August Doorbell Cam and others supporting Amazon Echo Show as HomeKit features still promised

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:28

When the Echo Show launches next Wednesday, Amazon’s smart speaker with a display will work with a number of smart home cameras including the August Doorbell Cam from day one. For comparison, Apple’s HomeKit smart home feature supports video cameras and doorbells but only one camera has hit the market with support so far.

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Foxconn narrowed US factory locations to seven states, will decide next month

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 09:51

Foxconn says that it is still planning to set up U.S. manufacturing plants in ‘several’ states, in a deal worth $10B. Some $7B of that investment is earmarked for display production, with the balance allocated to a mix of other products.

Foxconn chairman Terry Gou initially said that the company was looking at midwest states, before later naming seven states as candidates …

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Redditors make fun suggestions as Niantic announces vague anti-cheating measures for Pokémon Go

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 08:59

Redditors are having fun after Niantic announced new measures to deter cheating in Pokémon Go

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