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Apple & Qualcomm squabble, lay out early arguments in San Diego court hearing

  By Roger Fingas Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 09:59 am PT (12:59 pm ET) Lawyers squared off in a San Diego federal court last Friday in an initial hearing of Apple's lawsuit against Qualcomm, with the latter standing accused of antitrust violations and breach of contract. "We believe we are standing in a boxing ring with our gloves up, with the biggest boxer in the world punching away at us," said a lawyer for Qualcomm, according to The Recor...
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Apple opens promised iTunes donations to Southern Poverty Law Center

  By Roger Fingas Sunday, August 20, 2017, 08:48 pm PT (11:48 pm ET) As planned Apple has opened up iTunes donations to the Southern Poverty Law Center, part of a broader reaction to the violence at this month's far-right rally in Charlottesville, Va. The company is enabling donations in increments of $5, $10, $25, $50, $100, or $200, and promising to transfer the whole amount to the SPLC. Links to donation pages can be found in both the iO...
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Present over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living (Unabridged) - Shauna Niequist

Description In a culture that values speed, efficiency, image, and busyness, some of us are aching for another way to live: more intentional, more connected. Simpler, slower, richer. Many of us have believed the myth that achievement and success bring us contentment, only to find it's actually things like connection and meaning, not success and achievement, that provide true peace and genuine happiness. Present over Perfect is best-selling ...
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How to shoot the Aug. 21 solar eclipse on an iPhone

On August 21, for the first time since 1918, a total solar eclipse will trace a coast-to-coast path across the U.S. Here's some tips on how to capture it with your iPhone. First, some absolute basics. Though lot of states will see a partial eclipse, only parts of 14 will see it in totality — Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. NASA's 2...
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Apple leases additional Santa Clara office space near Apple Park

  By AppleInsider Staff Thursday, August 17, 2017, 07:01 pm PT (10:01 pm ET) Apple continues to expand its San Francisco Bay Area footprint to accommodate a growing workforce and new projects, with the latest leases involving multiple industrial buildings near the soon to open Apple Park. Source: Bay Area News Group According to filings with the Santa Clara County Recorder's Office, Apple is renovating two buildings near the southeast corne...
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Fictional - Jason Weiser and Carissa Weiser / Bardic

Fictional Jason Weiser and Carissa Weiser / Bardic Genre: Literature Release Date: August 11, 2017 The greatest stories of classic lit...without actually having to read the books. From the creators of Myths and Legends, comes an altogether same-but-different podcast set in the world of classic lit. These are the stories of Dracula, The Time Machine, The Three Musketeers. They're stories written by Jane Austen, Shakespeare, and H.P. Lovecraf...
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Watch: iOS 11 introduces new Smart Invert viewing mode

  By AppleInsider Staff Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 04:39 pm PT (07:39 pm ET) Apple is introducing a new Smart Invert viewing mode in iOS 11 that intelligently inverts all screen colors except for those is displayed media, such as photos, videos, and icons. The feature might be used to extend battery life on the upcoming OLED-equipped "iPhone 8." For reviews, news, tips, features and more, subscribe to AppleInsider on YouTube . Original lin...
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Apple halts returns & exchanges in Hong Kong ahead of 'iPhone 8' launch

  By Roger Fingas Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 08:07 am PT (11:07 am ET) Apple Hong Kong has stopped accepting most returns and exchanges for online orders made on or after August 15, in what's likely a preeemptive measure against scalpers ahead of this fall's launch of the "iPhone 8," "iPhone 7s," and "iPhone 7s Plus." The only exception to the new policy is for defective products, which can still be exchanged, Apple said. Typically Hong Kong...
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Apple Deals: 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar for $1,899 ($500 off); $299 9.7" iPads; 10.5" iPad Pros for $599 ($50 off) with no tax in 48 states

B&H Photo this weekend is knocking $500 off Apple's Late 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro with free expedited shipping and no tax collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ. Or pick up a 9.7" iPad for $299 ($30 off). Apple's new 10.5" iPad Pro is also $599 ($50 off). 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar for $1,899 15" (2.6GHz/16GB/256GB/Radeon 450) in Space Gray for $1,899.00 ($500 off + no tax outside NY & NJ) * B&H will not collect sales...
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The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness - Dave Ramsey

Ramsey to go, yay! by Matt Storms So, here you are debating wether or not to buy this audiobook. You've heard this Ramsey guy knows his stuff, but the reviewers complain that he's preaching Jeebus at you. What do you make of it? Let me tell you. My wife used to drag me, kicking and screaming, to the kitchen table so we could discuss the dreaded F-word... Finances. She couldn't get me to open up and I refused to talk about money. One day she...
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Rough Translation - NPR

Rough Translation NPR Genre: News & Politics Release Date: August 4, 2017 How are the things we're talking about being talked about somewhere else in the world? From a Ukrainian battlefield to a Somali prison cell, an Indian yoga studio and a Syrian refugee's first date, host Gregory Warner tells stories that follow familiar conversations into unfamiliar territory. At a time when the world seems small but it's as hard as ever to escape our ...
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Hands on: Find anything fast on your Mac with the Atlas Recall app and service

If you wrote it, read it or saw it on your Mac, Atlas Recall can find it again swiftly and easily. One of AppleInsider's overloaded staffers gives it a whirl. You know that company's name you're trying to remember is in that article about Tesla that you read a few weeks ago —but a Google search throws up thousands of articles. You're certain you wrote it in Apple Notes, or maybe Slack, but Spotlight isn't finding it. Odds are, that Atlas Re...
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The Rewatchables - The Ringer

The Rewatchables The Ringer Genre: TV & Film Release Date: August 10, 2017 'The Rewatchables,' the newest film podcast from the Ringer Podcast Network, features HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and a roundtable of people from The Ringer universe discussing movies they can’t seem to stop watching. Original link
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New video offers closer look at 'copper gold' mockup of Apple's 'iPhone 8'

  By Roger Fingas Thursday, August 10, 2017, 05:31 pm PT (08:31 pm ET) A video uploaded on Thursday offers a close-up with an alleged "iPhone 8" design dummy in "copper gold," potentially one of just three color options for Apple's upcoming flagship. The "copper gold" dummy has a flat copper color on the back, but is actually a shiny yellow on the sides, according to YouTube producer Danny Winget. He speculated however that the device might...
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The Good Daughter: A Novel (Unabridged) - Karin Slaughter

Description Two girls are forced into the woods at gunpoint. One runs for her life. One is left behind.... Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn's happy small-town family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father - Pikeville's notorious defense attorney - devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible nig...
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TED Talks Daily - TED

TED Talks Daily TED Genre: Education Release Date: August 9, 2017 Want TED Talks on the go? Every weekday, this feed brings you our latest talks in audio format. Hear thought-provoking ideas on every subject imaginable -- from Artificial Intelligence to Zoology, and everything in between -- given by the world's leading thinkers and doers. This collection of talks, given at TED and TEDx conferences around the globe, is also available in vide...
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Marvel & Star Wars could be separate from new Disney streaming service

  By Roger Fingas Wednesday, August 09, 2017, 09:57 am PT (12:57 pm ET) Despite nominally being under the same corporate banner, Marvel and "Star Wars" could be spun off into their own streaming services separate from one Disney announced this week, according to Disney CEO Bob Iger. The content could still be put on a Disney-branded service , coming in 2019, but there may not be much overlap between the three fanbases, TechCrunch quoted Ige...
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Wonder (Unabridged) - R J Palacio

Description Audie Award Nominee, Children's Titles for Ages 8-12, 2013August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school - until now. He’s about to enter fifth grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid, then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he’s just lik...
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Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations - Oprah

Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations Oprah Genre: Society & Culture Release Date: August 8, 2017 Awaken, discover and connect to the deeper meaning of the world around you with SuperSoul. Hear Oprah’s personal selection of her interviews with thought-leaders, best-selling authors, spiritual luminaries, as well as health and wellness experts. All designed to light you up, guide you through life’s big questions and help bring you one step closer t...
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AT&T strikes deal to bring CBS networks, Showtime to DirecTV Now

  By AppleInsider Staff Monday, August 07, 2017, 07:10 pm PT (10:10 pm ET) AT&T on Monday announced a new deal with CBS that will bring streaming and on-demand content from a number of popular networks to DirecTV Now, including CBS News, CBS Sports Network, The CW, Pop and Showtime. Along with live streaming video from nearly 25 local CBS and The CW stations, DirecTV customers will gain on-demand access to catalogs from CBS, The CW, Pop...
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Apple's single sign-on feature gains nearly 440 new providers, expands to Guam and US Virgin Islands

  By AppleInsider Staff Sunday, August 06, 2017, 01:14 am PT (04:14 am ET) Apple's running list of providers offering support for single sign-on streaming authentication grew exponentially this week with the addition of 438 cable and satellite television companies, including firms offering services in Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Exactly when the massive feature expansion went live is unknown, and Apple has yet to publicly announce the...
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The Ben Shapiro Show - The Daily Wire

The Ben Shapiro Show The Daily Wire Genre: News & Politics Release Date: August 4, 2017 Podcast by The Daily Wire © © All rights reserved Original link
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Review: Kwikset Premis HomeKit lock chews through batteries, disappoints

The Kwikset Premis is a lot of things. It's a HomeKit compatible connected deadbolt with a nice touch number pad with well-lit numerals. It's also a disappointment. We reviewed it for an extended period and found all the wrinkles. The setup and install of the Premis was not without issues. Instead of a nice package with neatly ordered dedicated spaces for the lock, the install hardware, and the installation instructions, Premis ships in a s...
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Starting 9 - Barstool Sports

Starting 9 Barstool Sports Genre: Professional Release Date: August 2, 2017 Barstool Sports presents the baseball podcast that everyone wants but no one else will give you. Do you care about play by play baseball coverage? We don't either. This is the pod for fans of America's greatest pastime who want hosts willing to cut through the noise and talk about the game the way we really see it. Hosted by MLB great Dallas Braden and Blogger Jared...
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Deals: 2017 13" Touch Bar MacBook Pro for $1,649 ($150 off); $300 off 2015 15" MacBook Pro; 2017 27" iMac for $1,699 ($100 off)

Apple authorized reseller B&H Photo is offering instant cash rebates on popular Mid 2017 Macs this week starting with $150 off the 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. Apple's latest 27" iMac 5K is also $100 off with no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ, while an upgraded 2015 15" MacBook Pro is now $2,199 while supplies last. Triple digit discounts are in full swing the first week of August with instant markdowns on popular MacBook Pr...
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Apple R&D nears $3B per quarter in Q3 as work on AR, autonomous systems continue

Apple spent nearly $3 billion on research and development in the third quarter of 2017, a $377 million year-over-year increase that brings the company's six-month outlay on future projects to more than $5.7 billion. In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission published on Tuesday, Apple reported R&D spend at $2.94 billion, or more than 6.4 percent of quarterly net sales. The figure compares to $2.56 billion and just ove...
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The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left (Unabridged) - Dinesh D'Souza

Description The explosive new book from Dinesh D'Souza, author of the New York Times best sellers Hillary's America, America, and Obama's America. What is "the big lie" of the Democratic Party? That conservatives - and President Donald Trump in particular - are fascists. Nazis, even. In a typical comment, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow says the Trump era is reminiscent of "what it was like when Hitler first became chancellor". But in fact this au...
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The New Washington - The New York Times

The New Washington The New York Times Genre: News & Politics Release Date: July 29, 2017 "The Daily" is launching a new series of interviews that take you inside Trump’s Washington. Every week for the next few months, you’ll hear an interview with the political character you want to hear from most, with analysis and commentary from Michael Barbaro, Carl Hulse and their colleagues in the D.C. bureau of The New York Times. © © The New York Ti...
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Apple outs new trailer for 'Carpool Karaoke' in advance of Aug. 8 debut

  By Roger Fingas Monday, July 31, 2017, 10:54 am PT (01:54 pm ET) Apple on Monday released another trailer for "Carpool Karaoke," its exclusive Apple Music show set to premiere next week. The minute-long video, set to Willie Nelson's "On the Road Again," features clips of many of the show's celebrity pairings, seen in shots both in and outside of their cars. Some upcoming guests include Metallica, Miley Cyrus, Will Smith, "Game of Thrones"...
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The Glass Castle: A Memoir (Unabridged) - Jeannette Walls

Description Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and above all, how to embrace life fearle...
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