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iPhone X Production Not Ramping Up Until Mid October

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 22:15:09 +0000

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Don’t expect iPhone X pre-orders to go as smoothly as last week’s iPhone 8 event because it looks like Apple isn’t ramping up production until the middle of October.

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You Can Still Restore iOS Apps From Your Hard Drive

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:22:24 +0000

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While you might think iTunes won’t be able to do it anymore, it can — but iMazing does it better.

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Mass Delete Apps With the Help of iMazing

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:45:53 +0000

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The folks at DigiDNA should totally send Apple a gift basket, because nerfing iTunes was probably the best thing ever for iMazing.

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watchOS 4 Astronomy Face STILL Doesn’t Display ‘Seconds’

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:34:08 +0000

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Here we are in watchOS 4, and the Astronomy watch face still doesn’t display the full time with hours, minutes, and seconds.

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Apple Makes it Harder for Government Apps to Proliferate

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:17:52 +0000

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Governments don’t move as fast as corporations do. Apple should have an open dialogue with these cities to find a workaround.

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iOS 11, Siri, APFS Backups, and T-Mobile’s Band 71 – ACM 429

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:53:45 +0000

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Apple tech podcaster and blogger Peter Cohen is here while Bryan is out of town to chat with Jeff about iOS 11 and the iPad, Siri, APFS and backing up your files, T-Mobile’s band 71 and the iPhone, and more.

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Freeter Pro: $9.99

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:18:13 +0000

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It doesn’t matter if you’re a designer, coder, blogger, or someone who has a lot of projects to manage, you need a way to stay on task. Freeter Pro is a Mac app that helps keep everything at your fingertips from task management to files and code snippets, websites, and more. Freeter Pro costs US$29, but it’s only $9.99 with TMO’s special deal.

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PSA: Bluetooth and Wi-FI Settings in Control Center Aren’t What They Seem

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:00:39 +0000

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Believe me, I’m just as surprised as you’re going to be at this change in how the controls affect your connectivity.

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LTE Apple Watch Has Problems, And We’re Just Finding Out

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:31:53 +0000

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Other things to keep in mind: the LTE Apple Watch won’t work with prepaid phone plans, and streaming Apple Music on the watch won’t be available until next month.

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The Good and Bad in iOS 11 and watchOS 4 – TMO Daily Observations 2017-09-20

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:28:02 +0000

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Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about what they like in iOS 11 and watchOS 4 along with what they don’t, and Kelly asks for some iPhone 8 buyer’s advice.

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iOS 11: How to Turn Photos into Custom Apple Watch Faces

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:43:36 +0000

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iOS 11 makes it easy to turn your own photos into custom faces for your Apple Watch. Read on to learn how.

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You Have Me to Blame for the iTunes 12.7 Fiasco…

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:25:36 +0000

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Last year Dr. Mac lobbied to get Apple to streamline iTunes, and now that they did he isn’t happy. Check out why he says Apple’s changes didn’t turn out the way he hoped.

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IKEA’s Place ARKit App Hits the App Store

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:11:44 +0000

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IKEA was named as one of the first companies to get on board with iOS 11’s ARKit, and now their app is available on the App Store.

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Toshiba Selling its Memory Chip Business to Bain

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:29:21 +0000

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Toshiba is ready to sell its memory chip business to Bain Capital, the consortium that includes financial support from Apple, Dell, Hoya, and Hynix.

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iOS 11: How to Customize Taps for Each of Your AirPods

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:37:01 +0000

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Today’s Quick Tip is about using your AirPods with iOS 11—you can now customize what each individual AirPod does when you double-tap it! We think this is a pretty cool addition to the new version of iOS.

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iOS 11: Apple’s Big Productivity Upgrade

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:21:58 +0000

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iOS 11 is here and it’s packed with new features for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Read on to see if there’s enough to get excited about.

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Apple Increases Cellular Download Limit for Apps

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:00:57 +0000

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The 100MB cellular download limit doesn’t make sense anymore, so it’s a breath of fresh air to see it raised even a little bit.

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Why Even the Apple TV 4K Will Remain an Apple Hobby

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:16:07 +0000

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The Apple TV is locked into in the Apple ecosystem for a good reason.

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Change Your iOS Device Backup Location With iMazing

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:56:44 +0000

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When you need to do what iTunes says isn’t possible, it’s once again iMazing to the rescue.

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Apple Security Updates Fixed These Bugs in iOS 11

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:48:03 +0000

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The details on the Common Vulnerabilites and Exposures (CVE) website aren’t available yet. This is because Apple imposed a moratorium on publishing until the bugs were patched. We’ll know more about them in the days ahead.

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Delete Custom Ringtones With iTunes 12.7

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:15:34 +0000

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It turns out, being able to get rid of those unused ringtones doesn’t require third-party software or hacks after all.

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10 AR Apps and Games You Can Download on iOS 11

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:30:03 +0000

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Of course, this is just the early days. We probably won’t be seeing the really game-changing AR apps for another year or so. Don’t be disappointed with the offerings right now.

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Thoughts After Three Months of watchOS 4, and Its Release

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:53:14 +0000

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Good, bad, and ugly, Jeff Butts covers what’s to love and dislike about Apple’s watchOS 4 update.

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TREBLAB XR500 Wireless Sports Earbuds: $36.99

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:37:02 +0000

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If you’re on the hunt for wireless workout earbuds for your new iPhone, check out TREBLAB’s XR500 Wireless Sports Earbuds. They offer crisp treble and deep bass, over the ear hooks to keep them securely in place, and a nine hour battery life. They’re available in four colors and you can get yours for US$36.99 with today’s TMO deal. That’s a 79% discount.

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iOS 11 and watchOS 4 First Impressions – TMO Daily Observations 2017-09-19

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:33:48 +0000

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Dave Hamilton and The Maccast’s Adam Christianson join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on the just released iOS 11 and watchOS 4 updates for the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.

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tvOS 11 for Apple TV 4 Ready for Download

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:03:43 +0000

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tvOS 11 for Apple’s fourth generation Apple TV was released on Tuesday AirPlay 2 support, along with a revamped TV app with live sports.

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Apple Rolls Out watchOS 4 for Apple Watch

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:03:02 +0000

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Apple released watchOS 4 on Tuesday, and yes, the upgrade for the Apple Watch operating system is compatible with all of Apple’s smartwatch models.

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Apple Releases iOS 11 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:01:12 +0000

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Apple released iOS 11 on Tuesday after first showing off the new iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch operating system months ago.

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Pi Plans to Make the iPhone’s Wireless Charging Contactless

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:25:44 +0000

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The iPhone 8 and iPhone X add convenience to charging up thanks to their Qi support, but Pi wants to remove the charging plate so our smartphones only need to be nearby to juice up.

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macOS: Setting Up Custom Reminders

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:01:59 +0000

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Setting up custom reminders on your Mac is simple, and it’ll help you configure notifications that happen (for example) on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, or ones that occur on the first weekend day of the month. We’ll tell you how to use this great feature in today’s Quick Tip!

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5 Wireless Charging Pads for Your iPhone 8 and iPhone X

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 22:32:46 +0000

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Apple’s AirPower won’t be out until next year but that doesn’t mean you have to wait that long to use wireless charging with your iPhone 8 or iPhone X.

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Robots Won’t Supplant Human Workers After All

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 22:26:05 +0000

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There’s a cost analysis case to be made that manual labor robots won’t replace their human counterparts. Think partnership.

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CCleaner Malware Found In Version 5.3 of Software

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 22:13:36 +0000

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If you have used the infected software, delete the software immediately and run an antivirus scan. To be completely safe you can also do a restore of your computer.

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TMO Background Mode Interview with The Mac Observer’s Contributing Editor John Kheit

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 22:13:34 +0000

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John Kheit is a New York attorney and a regular Contributing Editor for The Mac Observer. We share many common interests, including the 4K/UHD TV revolution, and have recently been comparing notes on that technology. So, for this edition of Background Mode, we just geeked out, chatted about his acquisition of an LG OLED 4K/UHD TV, compared OLED to the older Plasmas, covered LG’s use of webOS 3, talked High Dynamic Range (HDR), did some comparisons to LCD TVs, and offered our thoughts about the future of TV, including 8K. We finished the show chatting about last week’s Background Mode interview with Car and Driver magazine’s Eddie Alterman and the future of autonomous cars.

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Apple Premiering Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives on Apple Music on October 3

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 21:42:15 +0000

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Apple purchased the rights to the acclaimed documentary Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives earlier this year, and you can watch it on Apple Music starting on October 3rd.

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Add Custom Ringtones to Your iPhone in iTunes 12.7

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 21:16:08 +0000

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The new process might have baffled a number of people (including Jeff Butts), but once you know how it’s done, the method is actually pretty easy.

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PCalc Uses ARKit for the Best App About Screen Ever

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 21:07:39 +0000

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“Fun” may not be the first adjective that springs to mind when talking about calculator apps, but it totally applies to PCalc. A new update for the app uses iOS 11’s ARKit feature to bring augmented reality into your number-filled world. Just tap the info button on the calculator keypad, choose Help, then tap About PCalc. Once you see the floating 42 badge tap anywhere on the screen to bring up the AR controls so you can throw marbles, dice, and bananas into your virtual world. There’s even a fire setting because who doesn’t want to throw flaming bananas? PCalc costs US$9.99 and is available for download at Apple’s App Store.

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macOS: How to Archive iMessages with Automator

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:53:41 +0000

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The method that I created will export your messages in the iChat file format. You can double-click the file to have it open in Messages.

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Apple Pay Cash Not Ready for iOS 11 Launch

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:37:21 +0000

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Apple showed off Apple Pay Cash in iOS 11 earlier this year, but it won’t be part of Tuesday’s operating system upgrade.

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Getting Your iPhone Ready for iOS 11

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 19:57:07 +0000

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Even if you think you’ve got your iPhone ready for iOS 11, read over this to make sure you’ve truly covered all of your bases.

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HEIF: Here’s What You Need to Know About iOS 11’s JPEG Replacement

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 19:14:29 +0000

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iOS 11 has some big changes for iPhone and iPad users, one of which involves the photos we take thanks to HEIF—an image format supported by both iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra.

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Federighi on Face ID: What We Need to Know

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 19:12:29 +0000

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Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering gives plenty of insight and details about the new technology, which should set many people’s minds at ease.

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Siri Therapy: Coming to an iPhone Near You

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 18:05:33 +0000

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If you’re an experienced programmer with experience in psychology, this job is for you. You can submit a resume directly to the page, or send an email.

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Getting Ready for iOS 11, HEIF Explained – TMO Daily Observations 2017-09-18

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:29:04 +0000

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Dave Hamilton and Jeff Butts join Jeff Gamet to share some tips on getting ready to upgrade your iPhone and iPad to iOS 11, plus they explain the new HEIF image format.

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Kinkoo 3-Outlet Surge Protecting Smart Power Strip: $24.99

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:42:40 +0000

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There never seem to be enough outlets for charging up our tech gear at the office or on the go, so Kinkoo is aiming to fix that with their 3-Outlet Surge Protecting Smart Power Strip. It also sports three USB A ports and a USB-C port for charging up our phones and portable batteries, too. The strip is only 8-inches long so it’s small enough to travel with, yet versatile enough to juice up a wide range of devices. It’s regularly priced at US$35, but you can get yours for $24.99 with TMO’s special deal—that’s a 28% discount.

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Here’s How to See if Your iPhone 8 or Apple Watch Series 3 Has Already Shipped

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:15:43 +0000

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Here’s how to use the UPS website to find your iPhone 8 or Apple Watch Series 3 tracking number before Apple gives it to you.

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I One The Sandbox – Mac Geek Gab 675

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 16:32:42 +0000

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Downloading YouTube Videos, App Stores Woes, Apple Pay Cash, Person-to-Person Payments, iPhone X, iOS 11 Screen Recording, Restoring from a different iPhone and a discussion of whether or not it’s safe to use Facebook to login to other sites are ALL discussed in this week’s show… and more! Press play and enjoy.

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Craig Federighi’s Face ID Q&A on Conan O’Brien

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 22:07:01 +0000

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Conan O’Brien has the unaired footage of Craig Federighi’s Face ID Q&A session with audience members at this week’s iPhone X launch event, and by “footage” we mean “opening sketch for the Conan Show.” The questions are absolutely fantastic and exactly what you’d expect from random audience members. It’s also a great example of just how mainstream Apple, the iPhone, and Apple’s media events have become. The video is just over a minute and a half long and worth checking out.

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The Apple TV 4K is Coming. Here’s an Introduction to its New Technologies

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 21:16:34 +0000

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The new Apple TV 4K ushers in a new era of TV technology for Apple customers, so it’s time to learn some new tech.

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iPhone X: Face ID Works with Sunglasses

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 21:10:19 +0000

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If you’re worried about Face ID failing when you try to unlock your iPhone X because you’re wearing sunglasses, don’t be.

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