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Venmo reportedly made physical debit cards for a trial run

Venmo is reportedly taking a leaf out of other digital payment services’ book and making a physical debit card. According to Recode, the PayPal-owned mobile app created to make going Dutch with friends a lot easier has already begun testing a card th…

It’s now easier to get Purism’s security-focused laptops

Purism is nowhere near as well-known as other PC makers, but you may want to keep it on your radar if you’re becoming increasingly concerned about security and privacy. The company, which only used to sell made-to-order machines, has just announced t…

PSA: Watch CBS Sunday Morning tomorrow for a special 10th anniversary iPhone segment

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the original iPhone and while Apple celebrated earlier this year, this month marks the anniversary of when the device was released to the public. To celebrate, CBS Sunday Morning is airing a special segment on the device tomorrow morning…

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New Apple Park drone footage shows more landscaping, lights on in Steve Jobs Theater

A newly-published video shows that while construction and landscaping work is at an advanced stage at Apple Park, it remains underway, particularly at some satellite buildings including the Steve Jobs Theater.

Self-driving cars are safer when they talk to each other

Most current self-driving technology relies on cameras, radar and lidar. These sensory devices serve as eyes for the car, mimicking what a human driver can see. But a University of Michigan public-private partnership called Mcity is testing V2…

Windows 10 source code leak is an embarrassment for Microsoft

Earlier this week, Beta Archive posted Windows 10 source code related to USB, storage and WiFi drivers on its free FTP site. Now, a spokesperson for Microsoft has confirmed to The Verge that this code, from the Shared Source Kit, is genuine.

Hackers target UK parliament email accounts

After a report from The London TImes that the email addresses and passwords of British cabinet members and other government officials were being traded by Russian hackers, it looks like the inevitable next step has occurred: a cyberattack on t…

Latest iPhone 8 dummy images further corroborate glass back, in-screen Touch ID, more

The iPhone 8 leaks continue this weekend with images emerging of yet another dummy unit. Shared on Twitter by leaker Onleaks, the dummy model corroborates much of what we’ve seen many times in the past related to the iPhone 8’s design, including a glass back, vertical dual-camera design, and more…

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In 2017, tweets are official presidential statements

Does a tweet count as an official response to a federal inquiry? Unsurprisingly, the White House thinks so. As reported by Reuters, the White House sent a letter to the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee claiming that a pair of Tr…

CEO of Raytheon’s Forcepoint eyes IPO: Boersen-Zeitung

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – U.S. missile maker Raytheon’s cybersecurity unit could thrive were it to be listed separately, the head of the unit, Forcepoint, told German business daily Boersenzeitung in an interview published on Saturday.

Logic Pros: What’s new in iOS & Mac music production this week

This is the place to catch up on all the biggest product announcements, hardware, apps, synths, Logic/GarageBand instruments and so much more in the world of iOS/Mac music production. This week, Roland and Studio Electronics unveil a brand new mono analog synth, Native Instruments drops a toy box full of quirky sounds and Output introduces us to its new studio desk Platform… more…

Recommended Reading: Apple’s original television aspirations


Apple Is a Step
Closer to Making
Its Own TV Shows
David Sims,
The Atlantic

While the company’s television aspirations remain largely a mystery, Apple hired two big names this week to help build its slate of original shows. Jamie Erlicht and Zack V…

Apple has removed 58k apps from the Chinese App Store over the last two weeks, 10x more than normal

A report earlier this week detailed Apple’s efforts to remove spam and copy-cat apps from the App Store, and one area the company specifically seems to be targeting is China. As noted in a new report from People.cn, Apple has removed around 58,000 Chinese apps from the App Store over the last two weeks, a drastic increase compared to normal.

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British lawmakers hit by ‘sustained’ cyber attack

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s parliament was hit by a “sustained and determined” cyber attack on Saturday designed to identify weak email passwords, just over a month after a ransomware worm crippled parts of the country’s health service.

Apple hires Stanford digital health leader as it continues to ramp up medical efforts

As it continues to expand its health efforts, Apple has hired Stanford’s digital health leader, Dr. Sumbul Desai. As noted by Internet Health Management, Desai was the head of Stanford’s Center for Digital Health and will join Apple’s ever-growing health team…

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This week’s top stories: iPhone 8 dummy unit leaks, iOS 11 beta 2, iPad Pro, Apple Watch, HomePod & more

In this week’s top stories: iPhone 8 dummy unit leaks, iOS 11 beta 2, iPad Pro, Apple Watch, HomePod, and much more.

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Take a look inside Steve Jobs Theater with the latest Apple Park drone tour [Video]

Earlier this week, satellite footage highlighted the progress Apple has made in construction on Apple Park, showing the new campus go from skeleton form to near completion. Now, Duncan Sinfield is back with his newest drone footage, offering our clearest look yet at Steve Jobs Theater.

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Apple’s secret war on Mark Gurman

I asked Gurman whether he was aware that Apple had put a team of former NSA spies and FBI agents on his tail..

Even with Whole Foods, Amazon would need many more warehouses to reshape grocery delivery

(Reuters) – If Amazon.com Inc hopes to revolutionize grocery delivery, then its bid to buy Whole Foods Market Inc for $13.7 billion will be just the start of a long and costly process.

Why total bans on remote work don’t remotely work

Are remote workers more productive? Or are they just slacking off?

Three years ago, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer famously banned employees from working remotely. Earlier this year, IBM did the same thing, forcing remote workers to start showing up at the office.

The most popular justifications for such a policy are efficiency and collaboration — especially collaboration. The idea that employees from various groups should randomly encounter each other, brainstorm and collaborate is practically a Silicon Valley religion.

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Friday 5: Affinity Photo – a must-have photo editing app for iPad Pro owners [Video]

When Serif’s Ash Hewson took the stage in San Jose during the WWDC 2017 keynote, you just knew that something big was about the be announced. That announcement, which didn’t disappoint, turned out to be Affinity Photo for iPad. The flagship desktop app makes its way to iOS for the first time after initially appearing on Mac and PC.

Affinity Photo, like Serif’s other popular desktop app, Affinity Designer, is well-respected photo editing software that can function as an Adobe Photoshop replacement for many desktop workflows. Can the iPad version make the same claim? more…

Review: 2017 MacBook Pro fulfills the promise of the line’s redesign

At the WWDC, Apple took the opportunity to toss the new Kaby Lake i7 processor into the the redesigned 2016 MacBook Pro chassis. If you liked the 2016 but didn’t jump, you’ll be even happier with the 2017.

This week on AI: 12.9″ iPad Pro & 5K iMac reviewed, Cook meets with Trump, ‘iPhone 8’ rumors & more

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As Apple CEO Tim Cook attended a tech summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, the rest of the company was preparing upgraded betas of iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, watchOS 4, and tvOS 11. More rumors meanwhile emerged about the iMac Pro and the “iPhone 8,” and AppleInsider got a chance to put Apple’s new 12.9-inch iPad Pro and 27-inch 5K iMac through their paces.

Apple hires head of Stanford’s digital health initiative

Apple is moving forward with efforts to build out its health products team with the recent hire of a top Stanford doctor who headed up the university’s own digital health initiative.

23 reasons why the world’s in love with Apple

Discussing with music industry executives about starting a streaming service…

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