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AAPL: 156.25

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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, we have Audio Damage’s Axon 2 drum synth for iPad, a sub-$100 iOS/Mac interface, PreSonus gear, some free sounds for Logic Pro X and much more…..

October 20

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Apple is expanding its original content team with a new hire from Amazon Studios. Variety reports that Morgan Wandell is joining Apple to develop original content for international audiences after serving a similar role at Amazon.

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Four days after releasing the third beta version, Apple has released the fourth iOS 11.1 beta for iPhone and iPad. iOS 11.1 beta includes the return of 3D Touch gestures for multitasking as well as hundreds of new emoji characters including “Woman with Headscarf, Bearded Person, Breastfeeding, Zombie” and plenty more. Apple has also released the fourth beta version of watchOS 4.1 beta with Apple Music and Radio streaming.

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The best 4K & 5K displays for Mac

October 19

AAPL: 155.98

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A month after the public release of iOS 11, apps continue to be updated with support for the new features in Apple’s latest operating system. Today, popular writing app Ulysses and Google Chrome were both updated with support for new iOS 11 functionality…

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Facebook is introducing a new way for publishers to monetize content using its Instant Articles format, but the feature won’t be coming to iOS anytime soon according to Recode. That’s because the service will require a paid subscription, and Apple wants its usual cut for revenue generated through the App Store.

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October 18

AAPL: 159.76

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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 …

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October 17

AAPL: 160.47

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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

There can’t be many occasions on which a huge tech company has added a new feature to an app – then removed it just 24 hours later after user kickback.

But that’s exactly what’s just happened with an update to the iPhone version of Google Maps. And of all the unlikely things that feature could be, it’s a cupcake …

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October 16

AAPL: 159.88

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Apple ushered in the third iOS 11.1 beta earlier today, and we’ve taken some time to discuss some of the new features and changes found in this latest developer beta release. Watch our video walkthrough for a brief look at a few of the noticeable differences between iOS 11.1 beta 2 and iOS 11.1 beta 3. expand full story

Update: Public betas for iOS and tvOS also now available.

Apple has released the third iOS 11.1 beta for iPhone and iPad. iOS 11.1 beta includes the return of 3D Touch gestures for multitasking as well as hundreds of new emoji characters including “Woman with Headscarf, Bearded Person, Breastfeeding, Zombie” and plenty more. Apple has also released the third beta versions of watchOS 4.1 beta with Apple Music and Radio streaming as well as tvOS 11.1 beta.

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Microsoft is working on a major redesign of both Outlook for Mac and its Windows counterpart. The aim is to simplify the user-interface, bringing it more into line with the iOS app. The iOS app was redesigned back in July.

Key changes are a single-line ribbon and a smaller set of default commands shown …

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Update: Apple says the security vulnerability has been fixed in the beta versions of the next software updates to iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS. These releases are expected this month (based on Apple Watch scheduled to gain Apple Music streaming in watchOS 4.1 in October.)

WPA2 – the encryption standard that secures all modern wifi networks – has been cracked. An attacker could now read all information passing over any wifi network secured by WPA2, which is most routers, both public and private.

Android and Linux are particularly vulnerable, being described as ‘trivial’ to attack, but all other platforms are vulnerable too, including iOS and macOS …

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October 13

AAPL: 156.99

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The latest Kantar data shows that iOS saw year-on-year market share growth during August in seven of the nine major markets monitored by the firm, but saw a two-point fall in the UK thanks to aggressive promotions by Samsung.

U.S. market share climbed 3.7 points, from 31.3% in August 2016 to an even 35% in the same month this year. Android dropped 2.9 points in the same period …

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October 12

AAPL: 156.00

-0.55

iOS 11 install base about to surpass iOS 10, adoption possibly slower due to iPhone X holdouts

A week after iOS 11 was released to the public, adoption was at about 25%. Now, just over three weeks since launch, iOS 11 adoption has slowed down but is just about to surpass iOS 10.

October 11

AAPL: 156.55

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Buying movies digitally is a great way to build up a library, but there are a lot of places to buy from. Between Amazon Instant Video, VUDU, Google Play Movies, and iTunes, there are a lot of accounts to keep track of, especially if you are hunting for the best deal on a movie. Today, a joint effort from all of these major digital distributors is going to make buying digital movies a whole lot better.

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Yelp for iOS updated with in-app support for Apple Pay checkout

Popular iOS app Yelp has today been updated with a notable addition: Apple Pay support. Bringing the app to version 11.25.0, the update lets users opt to pay with Apple Pay when booking with local businesses, restaurants, and more.

Twitter updates tvOS app with new iOS integration to easily tweet while watching Apple TV

In the latest version of Twitter for tvOS, the social media service has brought a new feature that allows you to pair your iOS device with your Apple TV as an easy way to tweet while watching specific shows and games.

Apple has released iOS 11.0.3 for iPhone and iPad. The latest software update includes bug fixes for iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone 6s.

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Get paid for taking surveys with Google Opinion Rewards on iOS

Google believes your opinion is valuable, valuable enough to pay for it. Now available for iOS is Google Opinion Rewards. Previously limited to Android, the app pays users to complete surveys that are 10 questions or less.

October 10

AAPL: 155.90

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Pixelmator adds iOS 11 support with HEIF compatibility and iPad Drag and Drop

Pixelmator for iPhone and iPad has been updated today for iOS 11, following the High Sierra update for the Mac version last week. The update brings HEIF image import, allowing users to edit photos in the new high-efficiency image formats created by the iPhone 8, as well as Drag and Drop for iPad users.

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