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WatchPlayer: Play podcast episodes directly from the Apple Watch speaker [Video]

WatchPlayer is a free app that allows you to transfer full podcast episodes to the Apple Watch for offline playback. That means you can leave the house without your iPhone and listen to your favorite shows while on-the-go.

The app isn’t the prettiest from a design perspective and podcast file transfers to the Apple Watch are slow, but it’s one of the easiest ways to play podcast episodes on the Apple Watch without an iPhone. The app even affords the ability to listen to your favorite episodes directly from the Apple Watch speaker — no headphones required. Have a look at our hands-on video walkthrough inside for more details.

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January 13th

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Review: Joli’s handmade leather sleeve is a pricey but well-made choice for MacBook Pro users

I first discovered Joli and their handmade leather sleeves a little over a year ago. Back then, I reviewed the company’s sleeves for the iPhone, iPad Pro, and 12-inch MacBook. Now, I’ve moved on from the 12-inch MacBook to the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.

Wanting to protect my pricey investment, I immediately set out to get a Joli leather sleeve for the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and have been using it for about a week now…

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Chance Miller

January 13th

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Spigen’s Ultra Hybrid 2 for iPhone 7/7 Plus shows off the black/jet black iPhone w/ new premium finishes

Spigen is launching an updated version of its Ultra Hybrid case for iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, this time around introducing a number of new features to improve what was already one of its most popular cases for the new iPhone models.

Spigen has kept all of the features that made the original popular, including the crystal clear TPU back that lets you show off the new black and jet black finishes particularly well, but it also has redesigned the case to be even more durable and with higher-end finishes for the Ultra Hybrid 2.

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January 13th

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9to5Toys Lunch Break: 13-inch MacBook Pro $1,300, Samsung 55-inch 4K Smart UHDTV $855, Nomad Strap for Apple Watch $30, more

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications.

TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

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Apple’s latest gen 13-inch MacBook Pro in Space Grey and Silver for $200 off: $1,300 shipped (Reg. $1,499)

You can get a brand new Apple laptop today for less than $800 shipped: current gen 13-inch MacBook Air $200 off

Apple’s 2015 model 13.3″ MacBook Pro with Retina display 3.1GHz/16GB/512GB for $1,699 shipped (Orig. $1,999)

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This is the Super Bowl TV deal you want: Samsung 55-inch 4K Curved 3D Smart UHDTV $855 (Reg. $1,500+, all-time low)

Smart 4K Ultra HDTV deals: Sharp 65-inch Curved w/ 4 HDMI inputs $1,249, Samsung 55-inch $500, more

Samsung 65-inch 4K Smart UHDTV for $949 (Reg. $1,300)

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Daily Deals: Samsung 4.1-Channel 200W Bluetooth Soundbar System $150, Nomad Leather Strap for Apple Watch 42mm $30more

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Bring home Apple’s 21-inch Retina 4K iMac 3.1GHz/8GB/1TB for $1,280 shipped (Reg. $1,499)

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Apple’s 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi 32GB is on sale for $500 shipped in all colors at Best Buy (Reg. $599)

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The colorful puzzler Open Bar! is now available for free on iOS (Reg. $3)

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9to5Toys Best of CES 2017 Awards

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Review: does this Nike+ look-alike Apple Watch Band live up to the hype? Exclusive discount and more inside…

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

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Wrap your MacBook in a new felt sleeve from $6 Prime shipped in a variety of styles

  • Games/Apps: Watch Dogs 2 $30, Nintendo Switch console pre-orders, iOS freebies, more
  • Smartphone Accessories: Aukey 3-pack USB-C to microUSB/A adapters $6, more
  • Nike’s Last Chance Sale takes at least 50% off popular styles including Flyknit, Jordan, more
  • This Dremel Micro Rotary Tool Kit with 18 Accessories just hit its Amazon all-time low: $63
  • Leatherman Skeletool 7-in-1 All-Purpose Multi-Tool is down to $30 (Reg. $50+)
  • The best-selling 16.5-inch grill/oven pizza stone is down to $23.50 (Reg. $33+)
  • Massive selection of American Eagle gear under $20: jeans, shoes, tops, more

MORE DEALS STILL LIVE:

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Smartphone Accessories: Aukey Mini Drone w/ Wi-Fi control $24 Prime Shipped (Reg. $30), more

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The best-selling Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker is now available in multiple colors/sizes for $90 shipped (Reg. $130)

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Ditch your cable provider and save with a 50-mile Over-the-Air HD Antenna + USB amp for $24 Prime shipped (Reg. $30+), more

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Trevor Daugherty

January 13th

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Mac

9to5Toys Lunch Break: 13-inch MacBook Pro $1,300, Samsung 55-inch 4K Smart UHDTV $855, Nomad Strap for Apple Watch $30, more

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications.

TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

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Apple’s latest gen 13-inch MacBook Pro in Space Grey and Silver for $200 off: $1,300 shipped (Reg. $1,499)

You can get a brand new Apple laptop today for less than $800 shipped: current gen 13-inch MacBook Air $200 off

Apple’s 2015 model 13.3″ MacBook Pro with Retina display 3.1GHz/16GB/512GB for $1,699 shipped (Orig. $1,999)

samsung-un55js9000-1

This is the Super Bowl TV deal you want: Samsung 55-inch 4K Curved 3D Smart UHDTV $855 (Reg. $1,500+, all-time low)

Smart 4K Ultra HDTV deals: Sharp 65-inch Curved w/ 4 HDMI inputs $1,249, Samsung 55-inch $500, more

Samsung 65-inch 4K Smart UHDTV for $949 (Reg. $1,300)

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Daily Deals: Samsung 4.1-Channel 200W Bluetooth Soundbar System $150, Nomad Leather Strap for Apple Watch 42mm $30more

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Bring home Apple’s 21-inch Retina 4K iMac 3.1GHz/8GB/1TB for $1,280 shipped (Reg. $1,499)

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Apple’s 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi 32GB is on sale for $500 shipped in all colors at Best Buy (Reg. $599)

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The colorful puzzler Open Bar! is now available for free on iOS (Reg. $3)

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9to5Toys Best of CES 2017 Awards

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Review: does this Nike+ look-alike Apple Watch Band live up to the hype? Exclusive discount and more inside…

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

inateck-macbook-messenger-bags

Wrap your MacBook in a new felt sleeve from $6 Prime shipped in a variety of styles

  • Games/Apps: Watch Dogs 2 $30, Nintendo Switch console pre-orders, iOS freebies, more
  • Smartphone Accessories: Aukey 3-pack USB-C to microUSB/A adapters $6, more
  • Nike’s Last Chance Sale takes at least 50% off popular styles including Flyknit, Jordan, more
  • This Dremel Micro Rotary Tool Kit with 18 Accessories just hit its Amazon all-time low: $63
  • Leatherman Skeletool 7-in-1 All-Purpose Multi-Tool is down to $30 (Reg. $50+)
  • The best-selling 16.5-inch grill/oven pizza stone is down to $23.50 (Reg. $33+)
  • Massive selection of American Eagle gear under $20: jeans, shoes, tops, more

MORE DEALS STILL LIVE:

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Smartphone Accessories: Aukey Mini Drone w/ Wi-Fi control $24 Prime Shipped (Reg. $30), more

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The best-selling Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker is now available in multiple colors/sizes for $90 shipped (Reg. $130)

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Ditch your cable provider and save with a 50-mile Over-the-Air HD Antenna + USB amp for $24 Prime shipped (Reg. $30+), more

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Trevor Daugherty

January 13th

Apple

Mac

How to easily find and add missing location to images on Photos for Mac

Apple’s Photos app on macOS Sierra and iOS 10 lets you view photos on a map and search for images based on location, but your images won’t be included if they don’t have location data assigned. iPhones assign this data when shooting, but most standalone cameras can’t collect location by default. Fortunately, Photos lets you easily discover images in your library with missing location data so you can map out all your shots.

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Zac Hall

January 13th

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How to easily find and add missing location to images on Photos for Mac

Apple’s Photos app on macOS Sierra and iOS 10 lets you view photos on a map and search for images based on location, but your images won’t be included if they don’t have location data assigned. iPhones assign this data when shooting, but most standalone cameras can’t collect location by default. Fortunately, Photos lets you easily discover images in your library with missing location data so you can map out all your shots.

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Zac Hall

January 13th

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Review: Dreampad, the Bluetooth pillow speaker with impressive tech but limited application

Just when you thought there wasn’t much left that hasn’t already been gadgetized, along comes the Bluetooth pillow …

Dreampad is a modern take on a very old idea: a speaker designed to be heard through a pillow, so you can listen without disturbing your partner. But it’s not just a Bluetooth speaker embedded in a pillow – it uses a form of direct-transmission sound known as intrasound. This is the technology used by bone-conduction devices sometimes used to allow profoundly deaf people to hear.

The use of intrasound technology is at once Dreampad’s greatest strength and biggest weakness, as we’ll see …

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Ben Lovejoy

January 13th

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Korg’s powerful iOS Gadget music production app is coming to the Mac w/ full DAW support

Korg’s Gadget music production app combines an ever expanding collection of synthesizers and drum machines with “all-in-one” recording features. While there are some IAPs that get in the way of unlocking the complete collection, it is one of the more interesting and useful arsenals of sound sources on the App Store. Ahead of NAMM 2017, Korg has announced the once iOS only synth suite will soon be making its way to Mac.

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Justin Kahn

January 13th

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Mac

Security backdoor found in end-to-end encryption system used in WhatsApp [Updated]

Update: Updated with a response from WhatsApp, below.

A security researcher has found a backdoor in the end-to-end encryption system used by the WhatsApp messaging service. The vulnerability would allow Facebook to read messages sent through the supposedly-secure system, as well as making it possible for the company to comply with court orders to make messages available to government bodies.

While end-to-end encryption would normally mean that not even the company operating the service can decrypt messages, only the intended recipient, the specific implementation used in WhatsApp includes a major security hole …

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Ben Lovejoy

January 13th

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