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The iPhone 7 is hitting stores next month, but Apple is already reportedly having supply issues with the upcoming iPhone generation. This is the same kind of rumor we hear every year ahead of a new iPhone launch and so far, they've been fairly accurate. Last year, for example, more popular iPhone 6s models were very difficult to find for several weeks after the phone's release. This time around, a report from Asia singles out a couple of issues that are apparently affecting iPhone 7 production, but it also claims that Apple is already being conservative with component orders this year. DON’T MISS: Solid source says he knows exactly when Apple will release the iPhone 7 The two problems that may affect Apple’s iPhone production concern the waterproof speaker and the dual lens camera, as suppliers are apparently experiencing low yields for these components. "If Apple sticks to its launch schedule from last year, there may not be enough supply at the beginning, as some suppliers are still trying to fix low yield rates of their components," a source told Nikkei . "We estimate total iPhone 7 builds to be 74 (million) in 2H16F, compared to 84 (million) for iPhone 6s in 2H15. Together with pricing pressure, we expect most Apple food chain suppliers to see (year-on-year) revenue decline for the rest of the year," Yuanta Investment Consulting analyst Jeff Pu wrote in a note to customers. Pu cut his forecast for the second half of the year because supposed defects in waterproof speakers and dual-camera modules have yet to be fixed. So will there be enough iPhone 7 units to go around at launch? It’s too early to tell. But Nikkei notes other reports that say Apple has cut orders from its suppliers compared to last year. "The total order for core processor chips for Apple's new iPhones may drop up to 15% compared with last year," a source said, while a different person said that Apple is being very “conservative” with orders this year. A third source said that a major supplier got an initial order for only 54 million units of unspecified parts that will go into the iPhone 7.

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Back in June Blizzard announced a collaboration with Facebook which would allow players to easily stream any of the developer’s games through Facebook Live. Starting today the live-streaming capability will be available in every Blizzard game in the Americas, Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand, with a complete global rollout expected “soon.” It’s currently only available to PC gamers, but Mac support is also in the works. All you’ll need to do is connect your Battle.net account to Facebook, and then you can stream games like Overwatch or Hearthstone directly to your Facebook page.

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(Reuters) - Britain's data privacy regulator said on Friday it would monitor how popular messaging service WhatsApp shares data with parent Facebook Inc under a new privacy policy. The Information Commission's Office (ICO) said while some users may be concerned by the lack of control provided by the updated privacy policy, others may consider it a positive. WhatsApp, which has more than a billion users, said on Thursday it would start sharing users' phone numbers with Facebook, allowing for more relevant advertisements and friend recommendations on the social media network.

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The Windows 10 Task Manager offers a treasure trove of details. Here's a look at the information you can access on the Performance tab.

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The Galaxy Note 7 is this year’s best new phone, edging out Samsung’s own S7 Edge, and easily the most talked-about new device of the summer. This phone doesn’t have a performance problem. On Monday, the performance obsessives at XDA — I use this term with kindness, for I am quite fanatical about speed myself — posted benchmarks and measurements showing the Galaxy Note 7 to be slower than the HTC 10 and OnePlus 3.

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[La semana en CNET en Español #99] Se cumplieron cinco años de Tim Cook en la cima de Apple, llegó Android Nougat a algunos celulares y dos empresas planean competir con Snapchat.

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Happy Friday! You've got one more chance to grab a handful of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free before the weekend rolls around, so you'd better not waste it. We've got plenty of solid options on today's list, and you'll find them all below. DON’T MISS:  Apple’s new iPhone 7 is going to be SO much better than any Android phone… These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long they will be free. These sales could end an hour from now or a week from now — obviously, the only thing we can guarantee is that they were free at the time this post was written. If you click on a link and see a price listed next to an app instead of the word “get,” it is no longer free. The sale has ended. If you download the app, you will be charged. Fast Photo Cleaner Normally $0.99. Are you tired of searching and scrolling your pics to delete them? FAST PHOTO CLEANER is the best app to clean photos from your Camera Roll in seconds! Swipe left to trash or right to keep, it's so simple! - Preview all your photos from your camera roll - Use gestures, fast! - Confirm deletion Download Fast Photo Cleaner VPN Master Pro Normally $2.99. More faster, More smooth, More easy to use. It is the best application to visit your favorite sites,Wi-Fi Security and Privacy Protection. VPN Master Pro It brings a high-speed and encrypted VPN connection to your smartphone. Visit your favorite websites and apps with VPN Master any time! Protect your network traffic under Wi-Fi hotspot browse anonymously and securely without being tracked. Enjoy private browsing. Works with Wi-Fi,LTE, 3G, and all mobile data carriers. Support iOS 8.0 or later Download VPN Master Pro Willed Calendar Normally $4.99. Willed Calendar is a innovative and useful app for managing your time and tasks. If you want to improve the efficiency of time, if you feel troublesome to keep track of time, please let the Willed Calendar help you. ◆create one day's schedule within 30 seconds. The use of the calendar clock feature, you can quickly add the event in calendar.Tap any activity icon to create a 30 minute event,you can create one day's schedule within 30 seconds. You can save a day's schedule to the Event Plan.By this feature,with a simply tap, you can create one day's schedule quickly.You can also share the schedule to your friends. By time chart features,time trend analysis, 24 hours time distribution analysis,you can see where the time goes,get clear in your habits, master your efficiency peak time.Time tracking will be not longer a burden, but an inviting enjoyment. ◆The digital management of the task schedule If your tasks are complex, if you need to have a clear mind of the tasks progress, please let the Willed Calendar help you. Willed Calendar not only support the GTD methods, but also can make the complex task plan with a simple operation by the Task Plan feature. In the Task Plan, you can not only create repetitive tasks, but also can set the numerical target.By comparing the plan and actual schedule, you can see a clear task progress.If the plan changes, the Task Plan can automatically adjust all the task time in your project. Willed Calendar will emancipate you from the hard work of time and task management. [Main features] ◆ The clock to show schedule - Check the schedule by the innovative and beautiful clock which can be showed in the app and the notification center. - Calculate your strength and energy and displayed them by graph. ◆ Create a schedule that fast - Create the calendar events quickly by default activities without keyboard or date picker. - Create a day's schedule quickly by the Event Plan. - Support the automatic adjustment of the schedule time. ◆ The to-do list - Support manage to-do list by gesture. - Support task timing. - Support task plan and project. - Support the Gantt chart. ◆ The Event Plan - Support saving calendar events to the Event Plan as a template. - Support save events in the Event Plan to calendar. - Support the sharing the Event Plan to your friends. - Support comparison between support plan and actual schedule. ◆ The Task Plan - Support the planned progress and actual progress. - Support for automatically creating repeated tasks. - Support the numerical task target for the progress of indicators. - Support automatic adjustment of overdue tasks time. - Support the Gantt chart and trend chart. - Supports adding the planned tasks to the to-do list. ◆ Chart - Support activity time trend chart. - Support activity time distribution chart. - Support task count chart. - Support many kinds of gantt chart. [Handy Features] - Support the custom theme,including more than 20 kinds of color rich style of themes. - Use iOS built-in calendar and reminder. - Support iCloud backup. - The guide animation. Download Willed Calendar FLYN Normally $0.99. FLYN IS THE BEST OPTION TO KILL THE TIME AND GET RID OF THOSE BORED MOMENTS!! JUST TAP THE SCREEN TO JUMP AND TRY TO GET THROUGH AS MANY COLUMNS AS POSSIBLE GETTING COINS!! CHALLENGE YOUR FRIENDS AND SEE HOW FAR THEY CAN GET WITHOUT BUMPING AGAINST THE COLUMNS!! HOW FAR ARE YOU ABLE TO MAKE IT? Download FLYN Sums Up Normally $2.99. It adds numbers in your text. If you already have a note containing numbers, copy and paste it to Sums Up and it will show you the total. Positive numbers are shown in blue and negative in red. The app only adds, but subtraction can be done by using negative numbers. When done, you can copy the note and the total to your clipboard. Download Sums Up Classic Snakes Normally $4.99. Snake Classic is as addictive (and frustrating) as the original, play Classic Snake and be prepared to lose some productive hours.With Levels and a global and local high scores leaderboard. Simply launch the app, touch a button and start! Features: - big easy controls - original sounds - 9 original and 2 extra difficulty levels - 3 game mode - leaderbords Download Classic Snakes Note This Normally $0.99. Note This, allows users to create notes of almost any type (Videos, Photos, Drawings, Locations) for various purposes, quickly and easy. It also, may serve as a journal\diary to put your events. Hope you enjoy :) Download Note This iSnapVideo Normally $0.99. iSnapVideo is stop-start, tap-and-hold video recording app but without any length limitations. Touch-to-record video of any length including any number of videos. Stop-start, tap-and-hold video recording which automatically appends any number of recordings together to create your final masterpiece. Recording lengths are unlimited, 12 seconds, 18 seconds, 24 seconds or 30 seconds plus Vine-like (6 and 30 seconds) and Instagram-like (15 seconds). All settings allow appending an unlimited number of videos. Share privately with friends, Facebook, Twitter and only save a copy of the video on your device if you desire. Just tap-and-hold to start a recording then release when you want to stop recording. If you want to add additional recordings then simply repeat to append additional video and tap finish when done recording. Preview, share or save the created video. Share using a text message, Facebook, Twitter, Email, Camera Roll or another app. Use auto-share to automatically share a created video. Quick Menu provides easy access to commonly used actions such as recording options, auto sharing, and front/back camera selection. If desired, you can automatically start creating the video when the app is opened. Download iSnapVideo Ananda Normally $1.99. Ananda helps you concentrate, focus and work with progressive binaural tones and high quality peaceful sounds. -Enhance your brainwaves Choose from one of Ananda’s numerous binaural programs to focus,concentrate or brainstorm. Each program comes with binaural beats designed to help you reach a specific mood or state of mind. -Discover a new ambiance every time Each session provides a subtly fresh, new ambiance. A unique combination of nature sounds, chants, mantras and peaceful bells is generated on top of binaural tones every time you start Ananda. Main Features - 3 Binaural programs - Relaxation - Restorative Sleep - Power Nap - Short description and benefits of every binaural program - High quality nature and peaceful sounds - Choose the sounds you prefer - Sounds are mixed together in a new way for every session - Simple and minimalist design - Information on brainwaves and binaural tones included in the app Download now and let us know how Ananda Focus & Attention helps you in your daily activities. *For more binaural beats program: - Check the Ananda - Meditate, Focus & Relax - PREMIUM - Or try the free version of Ananda - Meditate, Focus & Relax Download Ananda Guide For Pokémon Go Normally $0.99. This is the best Guide forPokemon GO, this application is just tips and discoveries. You may discover helpful gameplay videos and tips here. This guide app is ideal for beginners. Download Guide For Pokémon Go PipeLand Roll HD Normally $1.99. The newest PipeLand game! Supports all devices up to iPhone 6 Plus. After the challenges of real-time pipe-laying in the world of PipeLand keeping all drops of liquids from spilling, now You can try Yourself in a new game mode by solving pipe puzzles. It is Your task to connect the ends of a shuffled pipe system by rotating the pipe elements and mixing different liquids together when necessary. You don't have to worry about time or leaks as You work to rotate and connect the ends of the pipeline because the flow stops in the last pipe. Key Features: • Innovative gameplay: Power-ups, Liquid mixers, Flow splitting and merging, Extra rewards for perfect solutions! • Highly detailed graphics and animated environment! • 5 completely different environments: Field, Desert, Arctic, Urban, and Research Center • 54 challenging puzzle levels • Bonus levels for Christmas! • Many achievements and leaderboards *** Reviews *** "Overall, PipeLand Roll is a relaxing puzzler that’s both challenging and fun. It is enjoyable content for those who love this genre. Whether gamers need a new pipe puzzler or just want a game they can play during commercial breaks, PipeLand Roll is worth considering adding to the collection." - 148Apps - Peaceful Plumbing Download PipeLand Roll HD

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Giant Bomb's Vinny Caravella talks with Jeff about Proxima b, how hard it is to actually unsubscribe from certain email lists and what Uber's $1.27 billion loss means for the future of the shared economy.

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By Colin Packham SYDNEY (Reuters) - Mustering cattle across rugged terrain and wide open spaces, Australia's newest drover is a far cry from a man with a big hat, a horse and fancy boots. Australia is the world's third largest cattle exporter but with the age of producers creeping higher, and cattle stations averaging about 400,000 hectares (988,420 acres) of land - nearly four time the size of Hong Kong - rearing livestock can be difficult, even with a sufficient number of cowhands. A labor shortage makes the task harder though, and threatens Australia's hope of boosting its livestock output to profit from rising Asian demand for red meat.

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The US Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a new proposal Friday to require heavy-duty vehicles like trucks and buses to include speed-limiting devices. If approved, all newly manufactured trucks, buses, and passenger vehicles weighing more than 26,000 pounds would be required to come equipped with devices limiting their speeds to 60-68 mph. That would cover big rigs, dump trucks, refuse haulers, many buses and other large work trucks. The new rule is being touted by the feds as an important step toward fighting the rise in traffic fatalities across the country, as well as a key ingredient in lowering CO2 emissions.

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The mobile app became an immediate sensation when it launched in July, but questions are already cropping up over whether it can keep it up.

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Okay seriously, this is getting a little bit ridiculous now. Apple used to stick to a two-week release schedule for its iOS beta software, but the company just released iOS 10 beta 8 and iOS 10 public beta 7 because... well... why not? iOS 10 beta 7 and public beta 6 were released just seven days ago , so we were clearly due for new builds. DON’T MISS:  Apple’s new iPhone 7 is going to be SO much better than any Android phone… If you have an iPhone or iPad running either iOS 10 beta 7 or iOS 10 public beta 6, you'll be able to install the new update by going to Settings > General > Software Update and following the instructions on your device. The new builds will also be made available shortly on Apple's developer website, where they can be downloaded and installed using iTunes. Or you could just skip iOS 10 beta 8 or public beta 7 and wait for the next new beta builds, which should be released sometime later this afternoon at this rate. As for what's new, Apple Music has a new look as does Apple's News app. There are also obviously a wide range of bug fixes and other refinements. Apple is expected to release the final public version of iOS 10 in early September ahead of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus release, so the iOS 10 GM (Gold Master) build should be released sometime soon. Probably shortly after iOS 10 beta 497 is pushed out.

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Plus, it might have the coolest name of any Porsche model ever.

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Amazon is launching a program that would give a specific team of employees a 30-hour work week, The Washington Post reports. The employees will be a subset of Amazon's technical team, and would earn 75 percent of what their 40-hour counterparts earn, but with the same benefits package. The group will consist of "a few dozen" employees, according to the Post.

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Apple is considering ways to empower the iPhone with active protections after being stolen, according to a new patent application.

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Who doesn't like free stuff, especially when it can improve your commute?

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Dell has released a new 24-inch gaming monitor, a smaller and slightly improved version of the 27-inch gaming display that was released last year — the first for the company. The two monitors are very similar: both feature 2560 x 1440 QHD resolution, 1000:1 contrast ratio, a DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4, four USB 3.0 ports, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

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Netflix has decided to break my heart this September. Although most of the titles being rotated off the service next month are somewhat forgettable, there are also a few important losses that will have many subscribers rushing to their screens one last time before the shows and movies vanish for good. DON’T MISS:  Apple’s new iPhone 7 is going to be SO much better than any Android phone… Everybody Loves Raymond ? Alright, I can live without it. Zoolander ? Most of us have seen it too many times already. Fringe? I was probably never actually going to get around to watching all five seasons anyway. But The Emperor's New Groove ? How could you, Netflix? Keep in mind, the list is subject to change as Netflix renegotiates its deals, but here is the current list of removals scheduled for September: Leaving September 1st 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) A Walk to Remember (2002) Anywhere but Here (1999) Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher (2014) The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013) The Color Purple (1985) Crocodile Dundee (1986) Days of Thunder (1990) Defending Your Life (1991) Double Jeopardy (1999) Everybody Loves Raymond: Seasons 1-­9 Exporting Raymond (2010) Flight of the Intruder (1991) Girl Rising (2013) Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009) Hardball (2001) The Haunting (1999) Nick Cannon: Mr. Showbiz (2011) Our Man in Tehran (2013) Primal Fear (1996) Roboshark (2015) Roman Holiday (1953) S.W.A.T. (2003) Sins of My Father (2009) Spanglish (2004) Traffic (2000) The Weather Man (2005) The Wood (1999) Zoolander (2001) Leaving September 4th Melissa & Joey: Seasons 1­-4 Shanghai Knights (2003) Leaving September 5th Gabe the Cupid Dog (2012) Leaving September 6th Hollywood Homicide (2003) My Babysitter's a Vampire: The Movie (2010) Leaving September 9th The Emperor's New Groove (2000) Lilo & Stitch (2002) Leaving September 11th Fringe: Seasons 1-­5 How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) Leaving September 15th Bob Saget: That's What I'm Talkin' About (2013) Leaving September 16th Gridiron Gang (2006) The Kids Are All Right (2010) Leaving September 17th Gimme the Loot (2012) Simon Killer (2012) Leaving September 20th Something, Anything (2014) Leaving September 23rd The Lost Medallion (2013) Leaving September 24th The Forbidden Kingdom (2008) Leaving September 25th Alias: Seasons 1-­5 Jobs (2013) Leaving September 28th Open Water (2004) Open Water 2: Adrift (2006) Leaving September 30th 666 Park Avenue: Season 1 Another Gay Movie (2006) The Aviators (2008) League of Super Evil: Season 1 We Were Soldiers (2002) Wolf (2013) It’s not all bad news, though — don’t forget to check out all of the new movies and TV shows being added to Netflix in September .

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Twitter is reportedly working on a feature that will let users block certain keywords in order to fight abuse, reports Bloomberg. According to anonymous sources, Twitter has been discussing the tool internally for about a year, although it’s unclear when or if it might be put into place. Bloomberg compares the keyword filtering to a feature recently added by Instagram, which lets users block comments containing certain words from appearing on their posts.

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This fan-made trailer for "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" gives you exactly what you never wanted -- more Jar Jar Binks.

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A new proposal from the Obama Administration would allow some international entrepreneurs to build their companies and create jobs in the US.

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The good news is, 3D NAND flash memory is here, and that’s going to be a great thing for bigger, faster, and cheaper memory. Wondering what 3D NAND is? Excellent question! Flash memory — the type of memory in SD cards, solid state hard drives, and your smartphone — works by having a series of floating gate transistors, which are assigned a charge value of "on" and "off" (1 and 0).

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The new store, expected to open next year, will be the online retailer's fourth Amazon Books location.

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Tech rivalries are known for their twists and turns, but today Netflix has done something truly surprising: it admitted it's nothing more than a ripoff of North Korean rival, Manbang, changing its Twitter bio to say as much. You may have seen reports earlier this week that the Hermit kingdom has developed its own "Netflix ripoff" — a set-top box that delivers TV content on-demand over the internet.

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