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Why Apple should make Mac chips: Windows 10 ARM laptops will have multi-day battery life

Industry players, such as Microsoft, have arrived in Hong Kong this week for Qualcomm‘s 4G/5G Summit, an annual event tostrategize and discuss trends and technology developments. One of the topics of surefire interest revolves around Microsoft‘s upcoming ARM-powered Windows 10 laptop. In a glimpse into its battery life potential, Microsoft‘sPrincipal Group Program Manager for Connectivity Partners, Pete Bernard, told Trusted Rev

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Cardhop for Mac is a seriously intelligent contacts app from the makers of Fantastical

Flexibits, the team behind the excellent calendar app Fantastical, is out with a brand new Mac app that turns your messy contacts database into something completely usable and interactive. Cardhop is a super smart contacts app that lives in the menu bar and makes the built-in Contacts app feel like it was made 20 years ago. more

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AirBeamTV app now lets you mirror your iPhone to an LG TV

AirBeamTV last week launched an iOS app that let you mirror and iPhone or iPad screen to a Samsung television without the need for an Apple TV box. It‘s today announced a separate version that works with LGs televisions more

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Twitter targeting creep photos, unwanted sexual advances & more after #WomenBoycottTwitter protest

Twitter has responded to Friday‘s #WomenBoycottTwitter protest by revealing new steps it will be taking to tackle abusive posts on the platform. The protest, in which many women refrained from posting on the social network for 24 hours, led to an 8-tweet response fromCEO Jack Dorsey in which he said that he recognized the company was not doing enough, and promised new rules in five areas more

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Review: Sonos One pairs hi-fi sound with Amazon‘s Alexa for voice-controlled music

Sonos One, thelatest Sonos wireless speaker, matches the hi-fi audio of its predecessor, the Play:1, while adding a six far-field microphone array for built-in voice control using Amazon Alexa. All for the same 199 price. Using a wireless speaker with a built-in voice assistant and high quality audio can be very natural and fun. Just say what you want to hear and Sonos One serves it up. What‘s less simple is navigating through which music s

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Adobe introduces new cloud-based Lightroom CC, revamped photography plans

Adobe revealed a major update to its popular photo editing tool, Lightroom CC, today with a brand new interface, workflow, and sharp focus on cloud-based editing. The new photography service, previously known as Project Nimbus, coincides with a series of new Creative Cloud photography plans tailored for new and increasingly mobile workflows. more

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Adobe MAX 2017: New Creative Cloud apps, next generation Lightroom, Sensei updates, more

Adobe announced a flurry of new applications as well as features for existing products today as it kickstartsAdobe MAX 2017, the company‘s annual creativity conference. This year Adobe is making a heavy investment in artificial intelligence, with updates powered by Adobe Sensei, a machine learning platform geared towards creative tools that was firstlaunched last year at Adobe MAX. Let‘s take a closer look at everything that was annou

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Apple and GE announce partnership to make ‘industrial‘ apps for iPhone and iPad

Apple and GE (General Electric) today announced a new partnership to build enterprise industrial‘ apps for the iOS platform. This includes a new development SDK focused on the Internet of Things. Tim Cook said GE is an ideal partner with a rich history of innovation. GE will make apps for itself and its business clients, and deploy iPhones and iPad as standard across the organization. more

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Apple Pay expands in Spain as CaixaBank joins Santander and American Express

Customers of the Spanish bank CaixaBank can now use Apple Pay, the bank confirming in a blog post that the service is already live. As you‘d expect, this includes its mobile banking brand, ImaginBank more

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Gmail iOS app trialling access to third-party email accounts in beta program

If you prefer the Gmail iOS app to Apple‘s Mail app and wish you could use it for non-Gmail accounts too, you may be in luck. Google is currently trialling access to Outlook, Hotmail, Live, Yahoo and others in a new beta more

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Delayed messages bug in High Sierra may relate to planned iCloud message syncing

Some macOS High Sierra users are reporting delays in receiving iMessages on their Macs, while also finding that they are no longer receiving iMessage notifications on their iOS devices and Apple Watches more

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Review: Sonos One pairs hi-fi audio with Amazon‘s Alexa for voice-controlled music

Sonos One, thelatest Sonos wireless speaker, matches the hi-fi audio of its predecessor, the Play:1, while adding a six far-field microphone array for built-in voice control using Amazon Alexa. All for the same 199 price. Using a wireless speaker with a built-in voice assistant and high quality audio can be very natural and fun. Just say what you want to hear and Sonos One serves it up. What‘s less simple is navigating through which music s

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Qualcomm CEO expects to resolve differences w/ Apple, but there‘s no end in sight

Apple and Qualcomm are currently engaged in a well-publicized and increasingly bitter legal battle over patents and licensing, but Qualomm is still hopeful things will work themselves out. Speaking at theWall Street Journal‘s D.Live conference, Qualcomm CEOSteve Mollenkopf touted that Qualcomm has a long history of settling issues like the Apple one more

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Facebook Live adds new screen sharing option built directly into website

Facebook today has updated its desktop Facebook Live platform with integrated support for screen sharing, a task that previously required the use of third-party software for users. The Next Web first noted of this change with a new Share Screen option more

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Apple Pay now works with Eftpos cards from ANZ in Australia

Apple Pay in Australia today has expanded to support Eftpos cards from ANZ Bank. The move was announced in a press release from Eftpos, while Apple has also updated the Australian version of its Apple Pay website to indicate the new support for Eftpos cards. more

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Hands-on: Using Parallels 13 to run Windows on Mac with ease [Video]

If you‘re a Mac user who needs quick and fast access to a Windows installation, then in many cases it‘s a good idea to go with a Virtual Machine. Parallels is one of the most popular virtualization options for Mac users wishing to run Windows, and the latest version, Parallels 13, makes it ridiculously easy to get up and running. Via what essentially amounts to an unattended installation of Windows 10, Parallels 13 can have you up and

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Apple releases macOS 10.13.1 High Sierra beta 3 to developers

Apple this evening has quietly seeded the third beta of macOS 10.13.1 to developers. The release comes a day after the company released the third betas of iOS 11.1, watchOS 4.1, and tvOS 11.1 to developers and public beta users. more

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9to5Toys Last Call: 9.7 iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 399, SanDisk 128GB Wireless Flash Drive 56, TP-Link Wi-Fi Router 42, more

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iTunes U Collections officially moved to Podcasts app on iOS

Apple today has updated its iTunes U app for iOS with a notable change. The update, which brings the app to version 3.6, follows precedent set by the most recent release of iTunes and moves iTunes U Collections to the Podcasts app more

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Apple Pay reportedly launching in Sweden, Finland & Denmark next week [U]

Update: MacPro has updated its story to say that the service is launching in Finland and Denmark too, with several key retail partners lined-up.‘ A report by the Swedish siteMacPro claims that Apple Pay will be launching in Sweden next week. It says that Nordea will be the first Swedish bank to support the payment method, and that a joint announcement will be made on October 24 more

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WhatsApp launches encrypted ‘Live Location‘ sharing feature in mobile app

WhatsApp today has released a new location sharing feature for its popular app. This latest feature allows users to share their location with other contacts using end-to-end encryption. more

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Dropbox has a new ‘Professional‘ 1TB plan with Showcase and Smart Sync for 19.99/month

Dropbox is now offering a new Professional‘ plan aimed at independent workers like business consultants and creative pros. Dropbox Professional includes 1TB of cloud storage plus new Showcase and Smart Sync features, but they‘ll come with a premium. Dropbox Professional costs 19.99/month which is double the cost of Dropbox Plus which also includes 1TB of cloud storage. So what does 10 more per month get you? more

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9to5Toys Lunch Break: 9.7 iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 399, SanDisk 128GB Wireless Flash Drive 56, TP-Link Wi-Fi Router 42, more

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Microsoft‘s Surface Book 2 claims 70% more battery life than MacBook Pros, 45% more pixels

Two years after introducing the Surface Book, Microsoft has officially unveiled its sequel. Naturally, Microsoft is comparing the new Surface Book 2 laptop-tablet hybrid (not to be confused with the felt-covered Surface Laptop) to Apple‘s MacBook Pro (since it can‘t upset any OEM partners). If you can get around the wholeusing Windowsthing, Surface Book 2 does have some impressive specs on paper more

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