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[2:26 am] Apple debuts five new ads spotlighting iPad Pro productivity


Apple has debuted five new ads spotlighting iPad Pro productivity covering the subjects of...


[12:36 am] Apple to streamline team management in Apple Developer Program and App Store Connect


Apple in February will change the way it handles development teams for organizations, unifying individual memberships into a single set of roles across the Apple Developer website and App S...


[Fri Jan 18th 11:22 pm] Largest Data Breach Ever Exposes Hundreds​ of Millions of Passwords, Emails


These days, massive data breaches seem just like a common, even boring, fact of life. But occasionally, a breach comes along that gives people pause. This is one such case. The so-called “Collection...


[Fri Jan 18th 11:10 pm] Spotting Bad Science, Information Overload – TMO Daily Observations 2019-01-18


Andrew Orr and John Martellaro chat with host Kelly Guimont about how to spot bad science and ways to help verify that claim you read about.


[Fri Jan 18th 11:01 pm] Motorola Razr Flip Phone Making a Comeback


USA Today writes: “Remember the Motorola Razr from the early 2000s? Motorola’s super-thin, metallic flip phone that was the “it” phone before the iPhone and Galaxy started a smartphone revol...


[Fri Jan 18th 10:57 pm] Best (Affordable) iPhone Accessories You Can Buy on Amazon Right Now


Your iPhone is likely the most versatile tool in your arsenal. It’s a communicator, flashlight, and more all rolled into one. But adding accessories to your iPhone is a great way to gain more functi...


[Fri Jan 18th 10:48 pm] SoftRAID 5.7.3 offers support for Akitio


Following OWC’s recent acquisition of Akitio comes the news that an update of SoftRAID supporting Akitio products is now available, aligning OWC and Akitio further to allow for an even smoother work...


[Fri Jan 18th 10:48 pm] Apple releases new ‘made with iPad Pro’ videos


In a series of new videos posted this evening, Apple is focusing creativity and productivity on the new iPad Pro. The post Apple releases new ‘made with iPad Pro’ videos appeared first on 9to5M...


[Fri Jan 18th 10:37 pm] 2019 Will Be the Year of the Display and Apple Should Get Ready


With 4K TV sets now mainstream, 8K TVs shipping in 2019, Apple preparing new displays, 4K/HDR streaming in high gear, the pressure will be on Apple to deliver in all its video technologies.


[Fri Jan 18th 10:35 pm] Hands-on with Apple’s new Smart Battery Cases for iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR


Apple on Tuesday released new Smart Battery Cases for the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR...


[Fri Jan 18th 10:31 pm] Imagine’s Documentary Arm Sets First-Look Pact With Apple (EXCLUSIVE)


Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Documentaries has set a first-look pact with Apple to develop non-fiction features and series. The deal comes as Imagine is investing heavily in the premium non...


[Fri Jan 18th 10:11 pm] The paper-thin iPhone case that’s perfect for people who hate cases is only $8.99 on Amazon


If you have an iPhone XR, iPhone XS, or iPhone XS Max and you cringe at the thought of covering up Apple’s sleek design with a big, bulky protective case, we’ve got good news: you’re not alone....


[Fri Jan 18th 10:00 pm] Five At Five: Apple And Preventative Healthcare


Welcome to Five at Five, your late look at the day’s payments and commerce news. Today’s coverage includes the latest potential use for the Apple Watch, and Google’s own smartwatch move. Amazon...


[Fri Jan 18th 9:45 pm] Sling TV adds personalized recommendations, starting on Apple TV


Sling TV is introducing an arguably overdue feature for insatiable viewers: personalized recommendations. As of January 17th, Apple TV users will receive custom-tailored suggestions for live and on-d...


[Fri Jan 18th 9:43 pm] Samsung’s foldable Galaxy phone will cost ‘twice the price of a premium phone’


Samsung is so confident that the Galaxy F (or whatever it gets named) and Galaxy S10 are unique enough...


[Fri Jan 18th 9:25 pm] 2019 iPhone could deliver big upgrades where it matters most


This year’s iPhone refresh will bring big upgrades for some of the handset’s most important features...


[Fri Jan 18th 9:15 pm] Brilliant concept merges iPad mini and iPod touch


New versions of the iPod touch and iPad mini are reportedly coming out this year, and one graphic designer imagines what would happen if Apple combined these into one. The proposed device would resemb...


[Fri Jan 18th 9:00 pm] How to erase the background in your photos


Focos makes it easy to remove the background from any of your Portrait Mode photos, just by moving some sliders. You can even choose a new background image to insert. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and cultu...


[Fri Jan 18th 8:51 pm] How to See Recent Files from iOS Home Screen or Dock on iPhone or iPad


If you interact with the Files app frequently in iOS, you might be pleased to discover that the Files app offers a quick and easy way to see recent files, right from the Home screen of iPhone or iPad....


[Fri Jan 18th 8:45 pm] Google Paid $40M for Fossil’s ‘Secret’ Tech to Rival the Apple Watch


Referring to it as a “new product innovation that’s not yet hit the market,” top executives at Google and The Fossil Group announced that the Android OS-maker will cut a huge check to acquire in...


[Fri Jan 18th 8:44 pm] Leaked emails reveal new reason why Apple went to war with Qualcomm


The FTC argues that Qualcomm won’t sell chips if customers don’t also pay hefty licensing fees...


[Fri Jan 18th 8:35 pm] Sorry, Even a ‘Record-Setting’ Fine Isn’t Going to Cut It


Tony Romm and Elizabeth Dwoskin, reporting for The Washington Post: U.S. regulators have met to discuss imposing a record-setting fine against Facebook for violating a legally binding agreement wi...


[Fri Jan 18th 8:29 pm] Coinstar Machines to Sell Bitcoin in the Future


Coinstar is planning to sell bitcoin through its machines found in places like grocery stores. It partnered with startup Coinme.


[Fri Jan 18th 8:26 pm] Apple & Qualcomm relationship broke down over concerns of proprietary code misuse


Rather than patent royalties, the ongoing fight between Apple and Qualcomm may have originated over concerns about code, according to leaked emails.


[Fri Jan 18th 8:14 pm] Google Investigation Shows Apple Was Right About Face ID


Take this with a grain of salt because this tweet is all I’ve seen about this. But David Ruddock of AndroidPolice mentioned a Google investigation trying to determine if certain types of fingerprint...


[Fri Jan 18th 8:02 pm] Controlling iRobot’s Roomba vacuum with Siri, no HomeKit required


Robot vacuums remains one obvious category HomeKit should support in the future. HomeKit support would bring voice control for vacuums through Siri, app control through the Home app and Control Cente...


[Fri Jan 18th 8:00 pm] Apple in talks to bring subsidized Apple Watch to Medicare Advantage members


Apple has been in talks with Medicare Advantage providers about subsidizing the Apple Watch for people to use as a health tracker...


[Fri Jan 18th 7:54 pm] Final Cut Pro 10.4.5 Released With Performance, Stability


Apple updated Final Cut Pro yesterday to 10.4.5 with improvements to performance and stability.


[Fri Jan 18th 7:48 pm] Trailer offers thrilling glimpse of Soderbergh’s new iPhone flick


Netflix released a trailer this week for Steven Soderbergh’s latest iPhone masterpiece, High Flying Bird, with fast-moving scenes sure to excite broke and budding filmmakers. This is the Oscar-winni...


[Fri Jan 18th 7:44 pm] Canaccord cuts iPhone sales estimates



[Fri Jan 18th 7:43 pm] Apple saying all iPhones available at retail enjoined by German court


A German court on Friday granted Qualcomm a preliminary injunction against part of an Apple press statement, which claimed that all iPhones would remain available through third parties desp...


[Fri Jan 18th 7:25 pm] Apple’s deep bench of original programming continues to grow


Apple is reportedly spending a whopping $1 billion on original programming...


[Fri Jan 18th 7:14 pm] Microsoft suggests shift to iPhone as Windows 10 Mobile end of support date announced


Microsoft is recommending users of Windows 10 Mobile devices migrate to other platforms, including iOS, after the software giant confirmed the end of support for the mobile operating system...


[Fri Jan 18th 7:13 pm] World’s slimmest mechanical keyboard looks perfect for Mac lovers


Mac lovers looking for relief from Apple’s new butterfly keyboards may have found a new hero in the Keychron K1, which is supposedly the world’s slimmest mechanical keyboard ever. The Keychron K1...


[Fri Jan 18th 7:05 pm] Will Apple Pay Pay Off in the Land Down Under?


Cash as king in the Land Down Under? Cash as the conduit to Apple Pay inroads in the Land Down Under? News came this week that Apple Pay has support for dual-network debit cards. As noted previously,...


[Fri Jan 18th 7:04 pm] Facebook trying to win back the youth with upcoming ’LOL’ app focused on funny videos and GIFs


While today’s Facebook news is focused on the much-anticipated Messenger app redesign, the company has apparently been silently working on a new product aimed at a younger crowd. The post Faceboo...


[Fri Jan 18th 7:01 pm] Munich court tells Apple to retract portion of press statement regarding iPhone case


Apple Inc. was ordered to stop using part of a press release that claims...


[Fri Jan 18th 7:00 pm] Will Apple Pay Pay Off in the Land Down Under?


  Cash as king in the Land down Under? Cash as the conduit to Apple Pay inroads in the Land Down Under? News came this week that Apple Pay has support for dual network debit cards. As noted previousl...


[Fri Jan 18th 6:51 pm] Apple forced to retract press release about iPhone sales in Germany amid Qualcomm suit


Last month, Qualcomm won a victory in Germany with a suit that claimed Apple infringed on its modem patents. The ruling was set to affect iPhone 7 and 8, with Apple appealing the decision. In the mea...


[Fri Jan 18th 6:46 pm] Best Apple iPhone XS deals for January 2019: 75GB for £58/m on O2


Searching the Internet for top offers on the Apple iPhone XS in the January sales?  Or have you read our review and are now keen on getting one?Then


[Fri Jan 18th 6:34 pm] New Apple Music web player looks like it came from Apple


Apple doesn’t offer an official Apple Music web player, but it does offer web APIs...


[Fri Jan 18th 6:05 pm] Bring Your Apps to Life withBundle of UI Design Elements for Social Media, e-Commerce, More: $19


We have a deal ob a bundle of UI design elements for social media, e-commerce, apps, and more. The graphics bundles are from Sketch, and include a social media pack, e-commerce pack, menu builder pack...


[Fri Jan 18th 6:05 pm] Updated Facebook Messenger app with redesign rolling out to most users


Announced back in May during its F8 developer conference, Facebook is today rolling out its Messenger redesign for all users. The post Updated Facebook Messenger app with redesign rolling out to mo...


[Fri Jan 18th 6:00 pm] $350,000 Swiss watch looks like an Apple Watch


H. Moser & Cie. Swiss Alp is back with another Apple Watch lookalike...


[Fri Jan 18th 5:49 pm] Microsoft tells users to switch to iOS or Android as Windows Phone set for obsoletion


Microsoft is admitting smartphone defeat and is now officially urging any remaining Windows 10 Mobile users to switch to an iOS or Android device instead. In an End of Support document spotted by Th...


[Fri Jan 18th 5:45 pm] Musish brings Apple Music to the web


A new service allows Apple Music access through a web site without requiring any new software to be installed on the computer. Musish is free to use, and is far more secure than one might think. The s...


[Fri Jan 18th 5:32 pm] Microsoft tells Windows phone users to get an iPhone


Microsoft’s mobile operating system, Windows Phone, is officially dead. After failing to compete with iOS and Android, Microsoft is now advising users of Windows Phone to go out and buy an iPhone be...


[Fri Jan 18th 5:28 pm] Apple uptakes Final Cut Pro to version 10.4.5


Apple has updated Final Cut Pro X, its professional video editing app, to version 10.4.5. According to the release notes, it: ° Improves performance when generating waveforms for clips with no audio...


[Fri Jan 18th 5:10 pm] iPhone Sales Slump Finally Sparks Apple to Get Innovative


Amid dismal reports that iPhone sales are currently in a slump (and Apple’s confirmation of them via its multi-billion dollar quarterly revenue downgrade this month), the company’s top-brass has s...


[Fri Jan 18th 5:08 pm] Apple teams with Johnson & Johnson to help reduce strokes


Apple CEO Tim Cook garnered a ton of press coverage recently from one pretty straightforward assessment he gave about what he thinks the iPhone maker’s ultimate legacy will be. At some point in the...


[Fri Jan 18th 5:01 pm] Apple among those in bidding war for JJ Abrams Bad Robot banner


The courtship process is heating up...


[Fri Jan 18th 4:30 pm] Max Schrems files GDPR complaints against Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Spotify, YouTube, others for failing to provide required info about data they collect on users (Natasha Lomas/TechCrunch)


Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch: Max Schrems files GDPR complaints against Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Spotify, YouTube, others for failing to provide required info about data they collect on users  —  E...


[Fri Jan 18th 4:28 pm] Apple nears deal for sci-fi series from Simon Kinberg and David Weil


This is a large-budget, ambitious, character-driven genre show...


[Fri Jan 18th 4:24 pm] Foxconn cuts 50,000 workers early as iPhone struggles


Foxconn, Apple’s largest manufacturing partner, has cut 50,000 workers ahead of schedule as a result of weak iPhone demand. The first cuts came last October, months before Foxconn typically scales b...


[Fri Jan 18th 4:02 pm] Verizon’s spam and robocalling features to be offered free to all Verizon Customers


More than a year ago, Verizon added call and spam screening at no additional charge to wireless customers...


[Fri Jan 18th 3:59 pm] Apple accused of violating EU data privacy laws in new complaint


Apple is named in a complaint filed by a data privacy watchdog group for failing to comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation. Austrian-based noyb said 10 users tested Appl...


[Fri Jan 18th 3:46 pm] Magic Keyboard’s slim design meets mechanical keyboard with the wireless Keychron K1 for Mac with dedicated Siri key


A new mechanical keyboard made for Mac has officially launched with what looks like some compelling features. The Keychron K1 is a slim mechanical wireless keyboard with a RGB backlit Mac key layout...


[Fri Jan 18th 3:44 pm] A List of macOS Touch Bar Apps


The Touch Bar on recent Macs doesn’t seem to get a lot of love, but David Nield writes about macOS Touch Bar apps that do make use of it. We’re only going to limit ourselves to mentioning one App...


[Fri Jan 18th 3:39 pm] Apple’s management doesn’t seem to want Nvidia support in macOS, a bad sign for the next-gen Mac Pro


In October 2018, Nvidia issued as public a statement as it ever does...


[Fri Jan 18th 3:38 pm] Apple Pay Spain Could Add ING


Plenty of banks already support the service in Spain, like Banca March, Bankia, Grupo Cajamar, Santander, and more.


[Fri Jan 18th 3:20 pm] Second Apple Music web player has a design so clean it looks official


Apple doesn’t offer an official Apple Music web player, but it does offer web APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) which allow other people to create their own. The first one we’ve seen was...


[Fri Jan 18th 3:14 pm] Apple Watch to be used in stroke prevention research - CNET


Johnson & Johnson is teaming up with Apple on early atrial fibrillation detection.


[Fri Jan 18th 3:06 pm] iPad 2019 leak – Apple will release new iPad Mini and ‘cheaper’ entry-level iPad this year


AN ONLINE leak hints that Apple will release two new iPads in early 2019. The iPhone-maker plans to launch an iPad Mini and cheaper entry-level iPad by July. Inside sources revealed Apple’s plans to...


[Fri Jan 18th 3:06 pm] 9to5Mac Daily: January 18, 2019


Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Ove...


[Fri Jan 18th 3:02 pm] Austrian data privacy activist files complaint against Apple, others for failing to fully comply with GDPR


Apple and Amazon are among eight tech firms named in a complaint filed in Austria by non-profit organization noyb...


[Fri Jan 18th 3:00 pm] Some Guidelines on how to Spot Bad Science


Recently I wrote a PSA on Wi-Fi and cancer, and a lot of people disagree with me. That’s fine, but at the same time a lot more goes into scientific research than cherry picking Google results. I don...


[Fri Jan 18th 2:55 pm] Apple releases Final Cut Pro 10.4.5 update with performance and stability enhancements


Yesterday Apple quietly pushed an update to Final Cut Pro X, the first update since its big 10.4.4 update back in November. Final Cut Pro X 10.4.5 doesn’t add any new features, but includes severa...


[Fri Jan 18th 2:44 pm] Facebook Documents to Show how it Preyed on Kids


It sounds like some Facebook employees were worried the company was misleading kids who spent their parents’ money on in-app purchases in games.


[Fri Jan 18th 2:42 pm] Apple Pay Support Coming to ING in Spain ‘Soon’


ING customers in Spain will finally be able to use Apple Pay, over two years after the service launched in the country.


[Fri Jan 18th 2:31 pm] ∞ Close up look at the new iPhone smart battery cases


[VIDEO] Rene Ritchie offers a look at the new iPhone smart battery cases, with lots of closeup and lots of detail. Excellent work. Video embedded in the main Loop post.


[Fri Jan 18th 2:31 pm] Option-trading opportunities on Apple, Caterpillar Inc., Micron, Nike and AT&T


NEW YORK, Jan. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- InvestorsObserver issues critical PriceWatch Alerts for AAPL, CAT, MU, NKE, and T. Click a link below then to see an in-depth options trade idea report. Options...


[Fri Jan 18th 2:15 pm] App Store made almost twice as much as Google Play in 2018


The App Store raked in almost twice as much revenue as Google Play in 2018, despite significantly fewer downloads. Google’s marketplace did enjoy a 27.3 percent rise in gross app revenue year-over-y...


[Fri Jan 18th 2:13 pm] Complaint made to European privacy watchdog that Apple doesn’t fully comply with GDPR


A complaint has been made to a European privacy watchdog that Apple does not fully comply with its GDPR obligations. The General Data Protection Regulation requires companies to supply, on request,...


[Fri Jan 18th 2:02 pm] Data Broker Acxiom Backs Tim Cook’s Call for Privacy Law


Major data broker Acxiom publicly backed Apple CEO Tim Cook’s recent call for data privacy legislation in the U.S. like the EU’s GDPR.


[Fri Jan 18th 2:00 pm] This app turns your iPhone into a personal trainer [Review]


If you need something to offer that extra push during your workout, Aaptiv is the trainer you need, right where it matters most. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


[Fri Jan 18th 2:00 pm] Boost your Instagram presence without lifting a finger [Deals]


If you’re on Instagram, you want more followers. But if you aren’t a paid social media manager, or maybe even if you are, you probably don’t have time to do all the liking, following and comment...


[Fri Jan 18th 1:54 pm] Apple Is The Bargain Of 2019



[Fri Jan 18th 1:54 pm] Apple Is The Bargain Of 2019



[Fri Jan 18th 1:40 pm] ING says Apple Pay support in Spain coming soon, but customers skeptical


Apple Pay launched in Spain back in 2016 with Banco Santander, but the rollout to other banks has been rather slow since then … The post ING says Apple Pay support in Spain coming soon, but custo...


[Fri Jan 18th 1:36 pm] Nomie 3 is a Private Lifelogging Tool


Nomie 3 is a lifelogging tool that lets you track almost anything you can think of. Whether you want to track your water intake, caffeine intake, number books read, how much exercise you do, etc., thi...


[Fri Jan 18th 1:33 pm] Apple Watch Series 5 Could Have a Game-Changing New Interface, Patent Says


The Apple Watch Series 4 increased the smartwatch’s screen size and improved the Digital Crown so users could more intuitively interact with apps and notifications. But Apple might soon introduce a...


[Fri Jan 18th 1:32 pm] Cortana no Longer an Alexa or Google Home Competitor


Microsoft no longer sees its Cortana digital assistant as a competitor to the more popular Alexa and Google Home. The company’s CEO, Satya Nadella, said that it should be further integrated with its...


[Fri Jan 18th 1:26 pm] Is it time to buy Apple shares again?


A little over a month ago, I sold half of my Apple shares...


[Fri Jan 18th 1:12 pm] Federal HTTPS Certificates Not Renewed Because of the Government Shutdown


The U.S. Government shutdown has affected a whole host of areas in the public sector. One that might not immediately spring to mind, but is rather important nevertheless, is federal HTTPS certificates...


[Fri Jan 18th 1:03 pm] 2019 iPhone rumors, a possible new iPad mini & a call for privacy laws on the AppleInsider Podcast


This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Willian and Victor are back, catching up on overall themes of CES, iPhone rumors, the possibilities of a new iPad Pro, and the carry-over effects of s...


[Fri Jan 18th 1:00 pm] Today in Apple history: Unauthorized Apple II clone sparks big legal battle


January 18, 1983: Computer manufacturer Franklin Electronic Publishers takes the wraps off its Franklin Ace 1200 computer, an unauthorized Apple II clone that leads to an important legal battle. Cuper...


[Fri Jan 18th 1:00 pm] Can you replace a fan in Apple’s AirPort Extreme?


A mysterious whirring and grinding noise from his late-model AirPort Extreme Base Station disturbed one Macworld reader. Why would it make such a sound? He hadn’t turned it on for a year, but wa...


[Fri Jan 18th 12:49 pm] Foxconn culls 50,000 iPhone assembly contract jobs ‘months earlier than normal’


Foxconn’s main iPhone assembly plant has cut around 50,000 contract jobs since October, says a new report. As iPhone demand is seasonal, ramping up when new models are released and through the holi...


[Fri Jan 18th 12:37 pm] Madden NFL Overdrive Football for iOS


It is NFL Conference Championship weekend. If you can’t wait until kick-off on Sunday, try Madden NFL Overdrive for iOS. It is a fun, fast-paced game in which you are the coach and quarterback – b...


[Fri Jan 18th 12:19 pm] Best Buy’s Apple shopping event offers deals on latest MacBooks, Apple Watch Series 3, more


Best Buy has launched a new Apple shopping event this morning with deals on the latest MacBooks, iPhones and more. You can also save on Apple Watch and various other accessories. Free shipping is ava...


[Fri Jan 18th 12:04 pm] Apple, Johnson & Johnson Eye Preventative Healthcare


Apple is partnering with Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals unit to study whether the Apple Watch can be used to prevent strokes. According to Venture Beat, the study is focusing on the lat...


[Fri Jan 18th 12:03 pm] Moser creates a $350,000 Apple Watch-inspired mechanical watch with no hands


The Swiss watch industry isn’t overly happy about Apple becoming the top-selling watch brand in the world, and has tried various different routes in an attempt to fight back. Moser has already copi...


[Fri Jan 18th 12:01 pm] Tesla to Cut 7% of Full-Time Employees


Tesla will cut its number of full-time employees by 7%, and end its Customer Referral Program, to try and reduce the cost of the Model 3.


[Fri Jan 18th 11:00 am] Koogeek O1US Smart Surge Protector review: A power strip for the HomeKit set


With just three outlets and a $60 price tag, this one is a tough sell.


[Fri Jan 18th 11:00 am] The Technics Grand Class SL-G700 Network Super Audio CD Player plays discs and streams high-res music


Audiophiles still love listening to music on disc, but this high-end SACD player can also stream tunes from any source on your network—including the internet.


[Fri Jan 18th 10:52 am] 2019 iPhone could bring big upgrades where it matters most


This year’s iPhone refresh will bring big upgrades for some of the handset’s most important features, according to a new rumor. One tipster claims that we can look forward to an even better camera...


[Fri Jan 18th 9:58 am] Healthcare spending in wearables to reach $60 billion by 2023


New data from Juniper Research reveals that wearables, including health trackers and remote patient monitoring devices, are set to become “must haves”in delivering healthcare, with $20 billion fo...


[Fri Jan 18th 9:57 am] Is 2019 the year we stand up for protecting our privacy? Apple CEO Tim Cook says it's time


Apple and consumer groups want strong privacy legislation because consumers shouldn't have to tolerate another year of data breaches.        


[Fri Jan 18th 9:57 am] Is 2019 the year we stand up for protecting our privacy? Apple CEO Tim Cook says it's time


Apple and consumer groups want strong privacy legislation because consumers shouldn't have to tolerate another year of data breaches.        


[Fri Jan 18th 9:46 am] TS Calc 1.7 is optimized for macOS Mojave


Ecleti (www.ecleti.com) has updated TS Calc, its Mac app for solving mathematical models, to version 1.7. TS Calc solves the equations from a numerical point of view as-you-type. You enter the input...


[Fri Jan 18th 9:09 am] KeyCue 9.2 for macOS gets an enhanced emoji feature


Ergonis Software has rolled out KeyCue 9.2, an update of their keyboard shortcut cheat sheet for macOS. The new version enhances the emoji feature of KeyCue 9 and is now also notarized by Apple.  Th...


[Fri Jan 18th 8:00 am] How to restart Finder on Mac


Is your Mac sluggish when using Finder or is the app frequently crashing? Read on for how to restart Finder on Mac. The post How to restart Finder on Mac appeared first on 9to5Mac.


[Fri Jan 18th 6:40 am] Johnson & Johnson teams with Apple study to help reduce the risk of strokes


Randomized multi-year study will launch later this year and be limited to people wearing the Apple Watch Series 4 in the U.S. who are 65 or older.        


[Fri Jan 18th 6:40 am] Johnson & Johnson teams with Apple study to help reduce the risk of strokes


Randomized multi-year study will launch later this year and be limited to people wearing the Apple Watch Series 4 in the U.S. who are 65 or older.        


[Fri Jan 18th 3:24 am] iPhone 11 rumors: 4,000mAh battery, 120Hz display, faster wireless charging, more


Sketchy new reports from Chinese website Weibo claim to offer up some interesting new tidbits regarding Apple’s upcoming iPhone 11. Most interesting is the possibility of a display with a higher...


[Fri Jan 18th 3:05 am] Acxiom, one of the largest data brokers, says it supports Tim Cook’s call for GDPR-like regulation in the US


Earlier this morning, Tim Cook penned an op-ed in TIME Magazine to call for comprehensive federal privacy reform. Now, Acxiom, one of the largest data brokers, has come out in support of Cook’s cal...


[Fri Jan 18th 2:35 am] Loop Disease? 5 Things to Know About iPhone 7’s Newest Problem


Loop disease may sound like something caused by playing a song too many times in a row, but it’s actually a growing problem reported by many iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus owners. Named after a similar...


[Fri Jan 18th 1:05 am] Photo battle between the iPhone and the Pixel has a surprising winner


For as amazing as camera quality on the iPhone is today, the original iPhone camera was nothing to write home about. Equipped with nothing more than a fixed-focus 2-megapixel camera, the original iPho...


[Fri Jan 18th 12:25 am] ★ The R-Word


Bloomberg1 ran an eye-catching article by Mark Gurman yesterday. It currently has the headline “Apple Plans to Cut Back on Hiring Due to iPhone Sales Struggles”. The title of the web page (what yo...


[Fri Jan 18th 12:13 am] [Update: Now available] Apple officially announces HomePod is coming to China on January 18th


Apple has announced today that HomePod will be available in China starting on Friday, January 18th. Apple teased last month that HomePod was coming to China in “early 2019,” but now we have an of...


[Fri Jan 18th 12:08 am] Foldables, 5G and the future of the iPhone in 2019 video - CNET


Two of the most-awaited features coming to mobile devices may arrive late to the iPhone.


[Fri Jan 18th 12:08 am] Sling announces new recommendation features coming to its Apple TV app


Sling TV is rolling out a nice update to its Apple TV application that gives the app a leg-up on other platforms. Sling announced in a blog post today that Sling TV on Apple TV includes new recommend...


[Fri Jan 18th 12:03 am] A Few Words On ‘Apple’s Worst Year Ever’


Alright, let’s be honest. Apple has had worst times in the past. The company was in danger of going under or getting sold off back in the mid-1990s before co-founder Steve Jobs returned. Apple sits...


[Fri Jan 18th 12:02 am] On Rethinking The Mac, iPhone, And iPad



[Fri Jan 18th 12:02 am] iPhone’s Smart Battery Case Is ‘Good Enough’


What’s going on? My iPhone XS Max barely gets through the day without a battery charge. Is it a crummy battery? Is there an errant iPhone app that sucks it dry? No and, I checked; nope. What’s the...


[Fri Jan 18th 12:00 am] How To Find Mac App Menubar Shortcuts


You would be surprised how many Mac applications take full use of keyboard shortcuts. You would also be surprised to know that most Mac users don’t use very many of those many keyboard shortcuts. Co...


[Thu Jan 17th 11:55 pm] TWIST+ World Adapter Duo for MacBook: $32


We have a deal on the TWIST+ World Adapter Duo for MacBook. With this device, you can turn any outlet into a 4-in-1 powerhouse. You can also charge up to 4 devices via the charger, 2 USB ports, and u...


[Thu Jan 17th 11:43 pm] Cricut, Rocket Book, and Setapp, with Bob LeVitus – ACM 497


In this episode, Bob LeVitus tells Bryan Chaffin all about the Cricut. This thing can cut 150 different substances, draw, write, and like I said, even sew. And you can control it from your Mac, iPhone...


[Thu Jan 17th 11:32 pm] Netflix Added 8.8 Million Paid Subscribers Last Quarter


Netflix added 8.8 million paid subscribers last quarter, but Wall Street was worried its results did not justify heavy investment in content.


[Thu Jan 17th 11:15 pm] Apple explores handy gesture controls for iPhone, Apple Watch


Apple is looking into making your iPhone smart enough to know you wanted to take a picture just because you aimed the camera at something. And that’s not the only gesture it’s investigating. The c...


[Thu Jan 17th 11:12 pm] Suppliers slash 2019 forecasts as iPhone faces ‘extraordinary’ drop in Chinese demand


Slowing iPhone sales are dragging down Apple suppliers in Asia. Nikkei reports today that Apple suppliers are drastically reducing their 2019 forecasts due to an “extraordinary” drop-off in Chine...


[Thu Jan 17th 11:00 pm] Benchmarks Show Samsung’s S10+ Will Be Slower Than the iPhone XS


New Samsung Galaxy flagships are just over the horizon, but a recent benchmark score suggest that they’ll actually be slower than current iPhones. Ahead of the release of the new Galaxy lineup next...


[Thu Jan 17th 11:00 pm] Benchmarks Show Samsung’s S10+ Will Be Slower Than the iPhone XS


New Samsung Galaxy flagships are just over the horizon, but a recent benchmark score suggest that they’ll actually be slower than current iPhones. Ahead of the release of the new Galaxy lineup next...


[Thu Jan 17th 11:00 pm] How to watch the AFC and NFC championships on Apple devices


By Chris Brantner We’re down to the four best teams in the NFL playoffs, and this weekend’s championship games are sure to be memorable. Whoever you’re rooting for, you can expect two phenomenal...


[Thu Jan 17th 10:42 pm] Apple job openings for health-related positions up 400% since 2017


Based on hiring data trends, it appears Apple has every intention to continue to invest in health technology...


[Thu Jan 17th 10:10 pm] How to change Mac app icons


Whether you want to revert to an app’s previous icon, or want to have some fun with customizing a variety of your apps, read on for how to change Mac app icons. The post How to change Mac app ico...


[Thu Jan 17th 10:06 pm] Netflix says its focus is on customer experience, not the threat of Apple’s upcoming streaming service


Apple has been signing and ordering new TV shows and movies at a swift pace recently, but Netflix doesn’t seem to be worried. The company released its Q4 2018 earnings today and reiterated that its...


[Thu Jan 17th 10:01 pm] New iPad app will give NHL coaches real-time stats during games


HL coaches will soon have access to more than 60 different real-time individual and team statistics on Apple iPads and iPad Pros...


[Thu Jan 17th 9:52 pm] Report: Apple Will Release a New iPad mini, 10-inch iPad This Year


More evidence is emerging that suggests Apple will refresh an iPad model that hasn’t been updated in several years. According to a supply chain report by DigiTimes on Thursday, Apple is planning on...


[Thu Jan 17th 9:52 pm] Report: Apple Will Release a New iPad mini, 10-inch iPad This Year


More evidence is emerging that suggests Apple will refresh an iPad model that hasn’t been updated in several years. According to a supply chain report by DigiTimes on Thursday, Apple is planning on...


[Thu Jan 17th 9:50 pm] Apple Smart Battery Case Review: iPhone XS/Max & XR design, wireless charging, still bulky [Video]


Does your iPhone have trouble making it through a full working day without dying? If so, then Apple’s just-released Smart Battery Case for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR may be the an...


[Thu Jan 17th 9:44 pm] President Trump’s trade war threatens to divide the world’s smartphone makers


During an earnings call last May, Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook told investors...


[Thu Jan 17th 9:36 pm] Apple might unveil iPad Mini 5 and new entry-level iPad this spring


It looks like Apple is preparing two new devices.Digitimes is claiming that Apple suppliers are ramping up production on touchscreens for two new iPad


[Thu Jan 17th 9:23 pm] Apple Pay Users In Australia Can Now Choose Visa Or EFTPOS


Apple Pay, in a move that will let users in Australia skip credit card fees at places that support EFTPOS (electronic funds transfer), now has support for dual-network debit cards, according to report...


[Thu Jan 17th 9:21 pm] How to See Two Pages of a Pages Document Open Side-by-Side on iPad


If you want to see multiple pages of a Pages app document open at the same time on iPad, you can use the “Two Pages” view to place a multipage document into a side-by-side view, sort of like a spl...


[Thu Jan 17th 9:10 pm] Apple’s Tim Cook urges FTC to help consumers protect data


Tim Cook is stepping up his crusade over online privacy, calling on the Federal Trade Commission to create tools for consumers to safeguard their data. In an op-ed in Time magazine, the Apple CEO blas...


[Thu Jan 17th 9:00 pm] GoodNotes 5 improves the notes app in every way


GoodNotes 5 is a massive update to the popular iOS and Mac notes app. It’s cleaner, better-looking, and easier to use. And — finally — it has app-wide search. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and cultur...


[Thu Jan 17th 8:55 pm] Apple releases Final Cut Pro X 10.4.5


A few days in to the New Year and Apple has already published an update...


[Thu Jan 17th 8:52 pm] 2019 iPhones to Sport 10MP Selfie Camera, New Internal Layout and Lightning


Apple’s upcoming 2019 iPhones could feature significantly improved cameras, but might not follow in the footsteps of the company’s iPads. Prolific phone leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer of OnLeaks share...


[Thu Jan 17th 8:52 pm] 2019 iPhones to Sport 10MP Selfie Camera, New Internal Layout and Lightning


Apple’s upcoming 2019 iPhones could feature significantly improved cameras, but might not follow in the footsteps of the company’s iPads. Prolific phone leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer of OnLeaks share...


[Thu Jan 17th 8:50 pm] NHL coaches to gain 60 real-time stats for players and teams with iPad Pro and new custom app


The NHL has today announced that its teams will begin using iPad Pros with a new app designed by itself, SAP, and Apple to help coaches with the large amounts of data that is involved with the sport....


[Thu Jan 17th 8:26 pm] Dolby quietly testing upcoming mobile augmented audio production ‘234’ app


Popular audio technology brand Dolby, most known for products such as Dolby Atmos and Dolby Cinema, has been secretly building a mobile augmented audio production app. The post Dolby quietly testin...


[Thu Jan 17th 8:25 pm] You Won’t Believe How Much These Tech Giants Spend on Personal Security


As required by law, Apple recently filed its annual proxy statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for 2018. The document, accessible in-full via PDF here, presents a full-disc...


[Thu Jan 17th 8:25 pm] You Won’t Believe How Much These Tech Giants Spend on Personal Security


As required by law, Apple recently filed its annual proxy statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for 2018. The document, accessible in-full via PDF here, presents a full-disc...


[Thu Jan 17th 8:20 pm] NHL shifting to iPad Pro for real-time statistics and analytics during the game


The NHL is aiming to provide coaches more information about how the team is faring during games, by issuing iPads running a new insights app on benches that offer more than 60 different rea...


[Thu Jan 17th 8:15 pm] Apple vies for J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot shingle


Apple looks like the competitive underdog in a field of entertainment’s heavy-hitters vying to be the new home for J.J. Abrams and his company, Bad Robot. Abrams, the director of the last two Star W...


[Thu Jan 17th 8:10 pm] Tired Of Your Slow Computer? Make It FAST Again With Xtra-PC!


Clever new device is helping people avoid spending hundreds (or even thousands) on brand new computers. Read below to see how it works… Is your computer painfully slow? Have you considered buying a...


[Thu Jan 17th 8:10 pm] Tired Of Your Slow Computer? Make It FAST Again With Xtra-PC!


Clever new device is helping people avoid spending hundreds (or even thousands) on brand new computers. Read below to see how it works… Is your computer painfully slow? Have you considered buying a...


[Thu Jan 17th 8:01 pm] Tax incentives for Apple could double if North Austin corporate campus lives up to billion-dollar billing


Apple Inc.’s planned new corporate campus in North Austin has been touted as a $1 billion project...


[Thu Jan 17th 7:58 pm] Apple snags ‘Parenthood’ showrunner for streaming


Streaming has lured another high-profile showrunner away from traditional television. This time it’s Apple Inc. signing Jason Katims and his True Jack Productions to an exclusive multi-year overall...


[Thu Jan 17th 7:54 pm] Backblaze releases major update with new iOS app, up to 50% faster backups, network block list, more


Backblaze has remained a solid option for off-site backups as competitors like CrashPlan have ended their consumer plans. Today, Backblaze is rolling out version 6 with a lot of improvements includin...


[Thu Jan 17th 7:40 pm] Google to Pay $40 Million for Fossil’s Smartwatch Tech


Paul Lamkin, writing for Wareable: The Fossil Group and Google have exclusively revealed to Wareable that Google will pay Fossil $40 million to buy intellectual property related to a smartwatch te...


[Thu Jan 17th 7:33 pm] Why Apple should replace the Lightning port on its iPhones with USB-C


A report a few days ago said that Apple might be planning a massive change for the iPhone 11...


[Thu Jan 17th 7:33 pm] Lawsuit Reveals Facebook’s Internal Documents About How It Made Money Off Children


Nathan Halverson, reporting for Reveal: “In nearly all cases the parents knew their child was playing Angry Birds, but didn’t think the child would be allowed to buy anything without their pas...


[Thu Jan 17th 7:20 pm] Why You May Want to Be Cautious About the Viral ’10 Year Challenge’


Harmless meme or data collection scheme? You can be the judge, but there’s probably reason to be suspicious about the 10 Year Challenge. If you’ve been on social media recently, you probably have...


[Thu Jan 17th 7:20 pm] Why You May Want to Be Cautious About the Viral ’10 Year Challenge’


Harmless meme or data collection scheme? You can be the judge, but there’s probably reason to be suspicious about the 10 Year Challenge. If you’ve been on social media recently, you probably have...


[Thu Jan 17th 7:18 pm] Anker Liberty Air Review: Truly wireless earbuds for half the price of AirPods


Ever since Apple hit the jackpot with AirPods, the competition has been ramping up from other audio brands. CES 2019 revealed even more truly wireless earbuds on the way. That’s in addition to an a...


[Thu Jan 17th 7:18 pm] Thoughts About an iPad-First Workflow


Ryan Christoffel writes about key things to think about if you want to adopt an iPad-first workflow. Software limitations aside, the iPad clearly has a lot going for it; the iPad Pro is a more attract...


[Thu Jan 17th 7:15 pm] Apple green-lights 10-episode sci-fi series from Simon Kinberg and David Weil


Apple has given the go-ahead for a ten-episode season of currently-untitled science fiction series as part of its ongoing original video content effort, a big-budget TV show created and co-...


[Thu Jan 17th 7:15 pm] X-Men writer preps new sci-fi show for Apple TV


Apple has reportedly approved a 10-episode sci-fi series co-created by Simon Kinberg, who has written many of the X-Men movies going back to 2006. This show will apparently be part of the streaming vi...


[Thu Jan 17th 7:00 pm] Top 40 tips that make you love the Touch Bar


The Touch Bar is one of Apple’s most controversial innovations of recent years. Located inconspicuously at the top of the MacBook Pro keyboard, where the function keys used to sit, some users ignore...


[Thu Jan 17th 6:47 pm] David Weil, Simon Kinberg to Produce for Apple


Sci-fi lovers rejoice! A 10-episode season of a sci-fi series is coming to the company’s unnamed video platform from David Weil and Simon Kinberg (via Deadline). [Apple TV Guide: All of the Original...


[Thu Jan 17th 6:43 pm] AirPods vs. Xiaomi AirDots – 5 Things You Need to Know


Apple’s truly wireless AirPods aren’t only among the most advanced and premium-quality wireless earbuds in their class, but their very existence has spawned an influx of copycats. We’ve shed the...


[Thu Jan 17th 6:43 pm] AirPods vs. Xiaomi AirDots – 5 Things You Need to Know


Apple’s truly wireless AirPods aren’t only among the most advanced and premium-quality wireless earbuds in their class, but their very existence has spawned an influx of copycats. We’ve shed the...


[Thu Jan 17th 6:40 pm] 15-inch portable 4K USB-C and 1080p touchscreen monitors raise 700% of Kickstarter goal in 2 hours


There are a handful of USB-C portable monitors on the market, but a lot of them have mediocre reviews and include questionable trade-offs. A new Kickstarter campaign is looking to offer two compellin...


[Thu Jan 17th 6:39 pm] Apple to Reduce New Hires Following Revenue Miss and Poor iPhones Sales


Apple will reduce the number of people it is going to hire following its recent revenue miss and concerns about iPhone sales numbers.


[Thu Jan 17th 6:36 pm] Verizon offers BOGO deals on iPhone XR, Pixel 3 and more - CNET


"Buy one, get one" deals include iPhones, Pixel phones, Samsung Galaxies and LG phones.


[Thu Jan 17th 6:32 pm] Collection 1, Tim Cook in Time Magazine – TMO Daily Observations 2019-01-17


Charlotte Henry and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the new collection of breached data and Tim Cook’s Time Magazine article.


[Thu Jan 17th 6:30 pm] China calls out Apple for ‘incorrect’ references to Taiwan and Hong Kong


One of China’s top government-linked think tanks has called out Apple Inc...


[Thu Jan 17th 6:29 pm] Apple CEO Wants FTC To Let Consumers Control Their Data


Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive who has emerged as a powerful privacy advocate, has called on the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to put in place a new framework to increase the transparency o...


[Thu Jan 17th 6:29 pm] Apple increases ‘health’ related hiring as job openings rise 400% since 2017


Apple has been slowly but surely growing hiring rates for jobs related to “health” fields. The company’s job openings with the word specifically mentioned in the career title have increased 400...


[Thu Jan 17th 6:15 pm] Teen golf phenom lands in rough over Apple Watch ad


A teen-aged golf prodigy could lose her amateur status after she appeared in a 15-second video for the Apple Watch. Lucy Li, 16, is ranked ninth among the world’s women’s amateurs. The United Stat...


[Thu Jan 17th 6:03 pm] Tim Cook: ‘It’s Time for Action on Data Privacy’


Tim Cook, in an op-ed for Time: Last year, before a global body of privacy regulators, I laid out four principles that I believe should guide legislation: First, the right to have personal data m...


[Thu Jan 17th 6:00 pm] 2019 iPhone XR might get a big cellular speed upgrade


The next version of the iPhone XR could offer significantly faster cellular connections than the current one, according to industry analysts. That’s because the new model is supposedly getting 4×4...


[Thu Jan 17th 6:00 pm] Is Applebee’s serving up a scam?


Paying more for that larger beer at Applebee’s might not be worth it. Video from an Applebee’s chain restaurant in Walnut, California, sparked a debate about how much space should be left for foam...


[Thu Jan 17th 5:57 pm] Apple to again appeal VirnetX $440 million FaceTime lawsuit


Apple has lost an appeal to have a patent judgment set aside relating to FaceTime technology...


[Thu Jan 17th 5:54 pm] AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint to Stop Selling Location Data to Third Parties After Motherboard Investigation


Joseph Cox, writing for Motherboard: Last week, Motherboard revealed that AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint had been selling their customers’ real-time location data that ultimately ended up in the han...


[Thu Jan 17th 5:54 pm] Turn your iPhone into a DSLR with this discounted camera attachment


The DxO ONE 20.2MP Digital Connected Camera for iPhone was a tall order at $500 when it was first released. This awesome accessory connects to your iPhone and basically transforms it into a full-fledg...


[Thu Jan 17th 5:49 pm] Signal v Noise Exits Medium


David Heinemeier Hansson: Beyond that, though, we’ve grown ever more aware of the problems with centralizing the internet. Traditional blogs might have swung out of favor, as we all discovered t...


[Thu Jan 17th 5:43 pm] Apple green-lights 10-episode sci-fi series with Simon Kinberg and David Weil


At this point, it seems like Apple is adding more content for its upcoming video streaming service every other day. While the company has yet to announce its official plans, Apple’s deals with vari...


[Thu Jan 17th 5:38 pm] PCIe 5.0 standard gets ratified, could find a home in 2019 Mac Pro


The PCI-SIG standards body has ratified version 0.9 of the PCIe 5.0 connection specification, which could have implications for future Macs, particularly the upcoming modular Mac Pro.


[Thu Jan 17th 5:32 pm] Sony Xperia XZ4 release date REVEALED – launch event for new iPhone rival confirmed


IT’S SMARTPHONE launch season, which means we’re about to be hit with loads of new blowers – including a new Sony phone. We’ve rounded up all of the latest Sony Xperia XZ4 release date news, p...


[Thu Jan 17th 5:30 pm] 9to5Toys Last Call: 9.7-inch iPad $237, Bose QC 35 Wireless Headphones $265, Wemo HomeKit Dimmer $50, more


9to5Toys now has a new app! Download it to stay up to date on the best gear and deals on the web. Plus don’t forget to check us out on Apple News and sign up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be...


[Thu Jan 17th 5:28 pm] Tim Cook on iPhone Sales: We Need to Talk About Facebook


Just in case you weren’t already aware of this, Apple is super duper serious about privacy. In a new Time opinion piece, Tim Cook reiterated the company’s old talking points about how other compan...


[Thu Jan 17th 5:26 pm] Johnson & Johnson announces research study with Apple Watch


Johnson & Johnson has announced that Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a member of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies, has entered into a research study in collaboration with Apple. It will investigate...


[Thu Jan 17th 5:16 pm] T-Mobile beats out Verizon as top ‘quality’ brand as it sees 9% YoY increase in customer satisfaction


A new US wireless carrier customer study has been released today and T-Mobile has continued its streak of winning top honors over Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint with solid year-over-year growth. More nota...


[Thu Jan 17th 5:06 pm] Roger McNamee: I mentored Mark Zuckerberg. I loved Facebook. But I can’t stay silent about what’s happening.


I am disappointed. I am embarrassed. I am ashamed...


[Thu Jan 17th 4:53 pm] The Facebook 10 Year Challenge Might not Just be a Harmless Meme


If you have been on Facebook or Instagram recently, you will have noticed the “10 Year Challenge”. Users post a profile picture of themselves from 10 years ago and another from now. It is meant to...


[Thu Jan 17th 4:51 pm] Ex-MTA boss admits stealing over $50K in iPhones from agency


The MTA’s former chief procurement officer admitted in court Thursday that he‘d pilfered tens of thousands of dollars in iPhones from the transit agency and forged employment documents to score a...


[Thu Jan 17th 4:43 pm] Garrett Graff: ‘Trump Must Be a Russian Agent; the Alternative Is Too Awful’


Garrett Graff, writing for Wired: In short, we’ve reached a point in the Mueller probe where there are only two scenarios left: Either the president is compromised by the Russian government and...


[Thu Jan 17th 4:22 pm] Federal Prosecutors Push Huawei Criminal Investigation


Federal prosecutors in the U.S. are pushing a criminal investigation against Huawei. The Chinese firm is alleged to have stolen trade secrets from U.S. business partners, including T-Mobile U.S., the...


[Thu Jan 17th 4:15 pm] Stroke-detection could be Apple Watch’s next big thing


The Apple Watch is already saving lives, but it could turn out to be even more of a powerful tool if the results of a new study turn out to be positive. For the study, Apple has teamed up with pharmac...


[Thu Jan 17th 4:07 pm] Pew Study on Facebook Users Shows Majority Don’t Know That Facebook Tracks Their Interests for Targeting Ads


Paul Hitlin and Lee Rainie, Pew Research Center: Facebook makes it relatively easy for users to find out how the site’s algorithm has categorized their interests via a “Your ad preferences”...