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Differential Privacy in iOS 10 to be Opt-In

Apple appears to be going above and beyond with its differential privacy initiative. The company has an understandable interest in knowing what people think. It helps them help Siri anticipate what people will think or ask before those people realize it themselves. At the same time, Apple has this thing about not wanting too much information about its customers. Thus was born Apple’s Differential Privacy plan, announced a couple of weeks ago at WWDC and defined in one article as a ‘statistical method designed to reap useful intel from big piles of data or protecting personally identifying information therein’.

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Podcast Editing Gets Easier on iOS with Ferrite’s Tighten Feature.

Editing a podcast on iOS has just gotten a whole lot easier thanks to a new feature in Ferrite Recording Studio. From the development team Wooji Juice, Ferrite is a nicely featured but not over burdened recording and editing studio aimed at podcasters.

Ferrite comes with a built in feature called “strip silence”. This is immensely handy for those times when recording when a long pause is introduced, maybe by someone gathering their thoughts, a technical issue or something else, where you can automatically detect the silence and strip it out. This is something I do regularly when editing the Essential Apple show albeit within Audacity.

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Dropbox iOS Update Adds Scanning Features

Recently I’ve been embracing the paperless way of life whenever possible. I’m on-line for filling out time sheets, saving copies of bank statements for my account manager and numerous other tasks, most of which are performed using the rather excellent Scanner from Readable. Now Dropbox have gone ahead and added a scanning feature to their latest iOS update to make like easier.

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Deezer 3 months. 99p. Unlimited music

Your time has run out with iTunes music, Spotify doesn’t appeal to you so why not try Deezer for only just 99p for 3 months.

Set your summer free and take all your music offline when you upgrade to Deezer Premium+ this month.

You can say goodbye to ads and hello to unlimited skipping too, all for just 99p*.

Life is Strange Critically episodic adventure heading to Mac

Feral Interactive today announced that the award-winning episodic adventure game Life is Strange™ will be released on Mac soon. Created by Paris-based developer DONTNOD and published by Square Enix on console and Windows, Life is Strange has been highly praised by critics and fans alike for its moving narrative, stylish visuals and compelling system of choice and consequences. All five episodes will be available to play at launch.

Follow the story of Max Caulfield, a photography senior who discovers she can rewind time while saving her best friend Chloe Price. The pair soon find themselves investigating the mysterious disappearance of fellow student Rachel Amber, uncovering a dark side to life in Arcadia Bay. Meanwhile, Max must quickly learn that changing the past can sometimes lead to a devastating future.

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iPhone Wireless Charging Now Possible Thanks To Mophie Juice Pack Wireless

Today Mophie have come up with an ingenious solution to wireless charging for us iPhone users in the form of the Mophie Juice Pack Wireless.

The battery case maker is launching a wirelessly charging battery case for iPhone 6, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPhone 6S Plus. Mophie says the Juice Pack Wireless will add more than 50% extra battery life though the wireless charging will likely be the big sell.

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Amazon Prime monthly subscription now available in the UK

Last month Amazon launched Amazon Prime monthly in the US, allowing customers to subscribe to the service on a monthly basis, instead of paying a full year of service upfront. No information was provided on offering this subscription tier to other markets that the company operates in.

We have spotted that the monthly tier of Prime is now available in the UK, too. When going to the Prime Subscription page, you are greeted with two options as shown above: monthly or annually. The monthly option comes in at £7.99/month and includes all of the Prime features you’d expect, whereas the annual tier comes to £79/year, equating to £6.58/month.

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