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Tuesday October 27

Apple working on software for dynamic 'Apple...

Apple AR glasses or VR headsets may include a switchable audio system that can provide a range of different listening modes, while also incorporating a system that could smoothly blend a real-world view with virtual imagery at speed.Some VR headsets already have built-in audio systemsItems like the often-rumored Apple Glass smartglasses or an augmented reality or virtual reality headset have to rely on providing users with convincing visuals and sufficient audio for full immersion. Both elements, however, offer their own unique issue that companies producing head-mounted displays have to conquer.


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Early 2021 Apple Silicon iMac said to have '...

Supply chain sources claim that Apple is to make a new desktop processor, the "A14T," plus its own GPU, for forthcoming Apple Silicon Macs, both of which are to be 5nm processors.27-inch iMacAs Apple is expected to be going into mass production of its A14X processor for Apple Silicon Macs, a new report says it is developing a new desktop processor called the "A14T." This, plus an Apple-designed graphics processing unit are to be launched in 2021, and Apple is already designing a new "A15" series.


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Unstaffed store in South Korea will sell iPhones;...

The iPhone 12 and other models will go on sale in a 24-hour unstaffed store in South Korea, in a partnership with local carrier SK Telecom. The store, located in Seoul, will be known as T-Factory 24, and is set to open on Friday.

Customers will need to register for access, and will then be able to enter the store at any time via a face recognition system …


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Apple Wins a Patent for a Future Headset and/or...

In March of this year Patently Apple posted an IP report titled "Apple Invents a Multimodal Audio System for Future Mixed Reality HMD and Smartglasses." Today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially granted Apple this patent that generally relates to wearable display devices and systems with multimodal audio components that are operable in a variety of selectable modes to allow for different user experiences.

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Report: Apple Silicon iMac Featuring Desktop Class...

The first iMac powered by Apple Silicon is set to arrive in the first half of next year and will feature a desktop class "A14T" chip, according to Chinese-language newspaper The China Times.

Codenamed "Mt. Jade," Apple's first custom-made desktop processor will be twinned with its first self-developed GPU, codenamed "Lifuka," both of which are being produced using TSMC's 5-nanometer process, claims the report.

In addition to the first Apple Silicon processor A14X for the MacBook, which is already in volume production using TSMC's 5-nanometer technology, according to Apple's supply chain, Apple will launch its first self-developed GPU under the research and development code name Lifuka next year, and its first desktop processor A14T under the research and development code name Mt.Jade, both produced using TSMC's 5-nanometer process.Today's story is based on the development...

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How to remove HP printer driver 'malware'...

Your Mac does not have malware, it's just got printer drivers that HP mistakenly asked Apple to block. Here's how to work around the problem.Some users of HP printers are reporting error messages like thisHewlett Packard has now explained the recent spate of Mac printer problems that saw users being warned of "malware" — but it hasn't yet solved it. While HP and Apple are reportedly working together to resolve the issue, users are still being prompted with warnings saying it "will damage your computer."


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Crash Bandicoot iPhone game coming in spring 2021

Candy Crush creator King has announced that a Crash Bandicoot iPhone game is coming in the spring, and you can pre-register now. A video trailer can be seen below.

Crash Bandicoot was one of the most popular PlayStation 1 games of all time, selling over 40 million copies, and has just been revived for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One …


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Audio Design Desk review: Make impressive video...

Over decades working on low-budget movies, I’ve seen my fair share of producers who skimped on the post-production process. Novice filmmakers devote attention to what happens on set between “action” and “cut,” but race through editing and sound design, crucial steps that can make or break even the most visually spectacular production.

There are often good reasons for this, usually budgetary limitations or lack of technical know-how. Although movie fans have probably heard terms like “Foley” before, it’s surprising how few filmmakers even know what it means, let alone how to incorporate those sounds into their work.

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Apple Wins Patent for a Protective Layer designed to...

In April 2020 Patently Apple posted an IP report titled "Apple Invents a new Protective Layer for Foldable Displays that is designed to Resist Cracking at the Fold Mark." Today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published this as a granted patent.

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Apple Wins a Patent for a possible Future Multi-...

In May 2020 Patently Apple posted an IP report titled "Apple Patent Reveals an Alternative to their Failed AirPower Wireless Charging Pad in the form of a 3D Container. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially granted Apple this patent today. While Apple just introduced the new MagSafe Charger primarily for iPhone 12 on October 13, it's still possible that Apple may still be working on some kind of multi-device wireless charger.

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Spooky Mac stories: Scare-mongering Apple’s chip...

It’s the scary season!

No, not the election season. (But, yes, also the election season.) Halloween! In addition to Halloween coming up, it’s the season when Apple is on the verge of making a big change that could impact its customers.


Writing for the Forbes contributor network and artisanal hysteria works, Ewan Spence says “Apple’s Future Is The End For The MacBook Air.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Nick.)

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UK Ban on selling locked iPhones begins in late 2021

Saying the practice discourages users from switching carriers, the UK's Ofcom regulatory body has ruled that all phones will have to be sold unlocked from late 2021.From December 2021, all UK phones must be sold unlockedOfcom, the UK regulator expected to auction 5G's 700MHz spectrum in early 2021, has announced that it is to ban the sale of phones that are locked to certain carriers. From December 2021, all UK phones must be sold unlocked.


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Focal Chora 806 bookshelf speaker review: A taste of...

The Chora's beautiful build and styling is outmatched only by its sonic punch.

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Leviton Decora Smart Zigbee dimmer (model DG6HD)...

Premium pricing makes this dimmer a bit of a tough sell.

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Apple Wins Patent for a Possible Next-Gen Apple...

In March 2019 Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Invents a Bio-Authentication System for Apple Watch using Subepidermal Imaging that could be combined with Touch ID." Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially granted Apple this patent.

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Apple Wins Patent for a Future 3D Document Editing...

In Q1 2018 Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple's Mixed Reality Headset: A 3D Document Editing and Viewing System." Today Apple was granted this patent.

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UK Ban on Sale of Locked Handsets to Come into...

British telecoms regulator Ofcom has confirmed it is to ban mobile phone operators from selling locked handsets in order to make switching networks easier for customers (via Sky News).

The watchdog says the current rules hurt some consumers because locked handsets can't be used on other mobile networks until the owner pays for them to be unlocked – usually around £10.

Ofcom, which first floated the idea in December last year, says the new rule will be implemented from December 2021 to make switching providers easier.

The new rule will target BT/EE, Tesco Mobile, and Vodafone, all of which sell locked handsets. O2, Sky, Three, and Virgin do not sell locked phones and won't be affected.

Ofcom said its research found the issue was putting more than a...

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Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps are now...

If you use Office and would like to make an iPad your laptop replacement, then this is what you’ve been waiting for. In a blog post announcing new updates, Microsoft showed them off in use with the new iPad Air.

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Samsung Display gets U.S. Approval for Panel...

Samsung Display Co., a major display panel maker in South Korea, has received approval from the U.S. government to supply certain display products to Huawei

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Foxlink, who is opening a new Factory in India to...

Another Apple supply chain partner is opening a new plant in India by year's end to make cables for Apple devices.

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Korea's Largest Telecom has Partnered with...

A Korean news site is reporting this morning that SK Telecom Co., South Korea's largest wireless provider announced today that it will open a new flagship store by partnering with Apple ...

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Popular photo book app ‘Motif’ updated with easier...

Motif is a popular photo book printing service from the company responsible for printing Apple’s photo books in the past. The Motif app for iOS was updated today with major changes to its interface, including an Express Project Creation mode, revamped photo browser, and more.


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Monday October 26

iPhone 12 can act as 5GHz Wi-Fi hotspot, boon for 5G

Apple's iPhone 12 series sports an upgraded hotspot mode that supports 5GHz Wi-Fi connectivity, greatly expanding the handsets' utility amid a worldwide buildout of 5G cellular networks.As noted by multiple reports on Twitter, including Zollotech's Aaron Zollo, iPhone 12 devices include the new Personal Hotspot ability that serves as an upgrade over previous iPhone models. Prior to iPhone 12, Apple's smartphone was able to connect to both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, but limited hotspot duties to the 2.4GHz band.The capability is not spelled out in Apple's marketing materials, nor is the feature explained in iOS. Zollo, however, has confirmed a new "Maximize Compatibility" option manages switching between the two bands.


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iPhone 12 owners on Google Fi are currently unable...

The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro went on sale last Friday with 5G touted as a flagship feature, but Google Fi customers are currently not able to use that faster network.


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iPhone 12 Lineup Enables Personal Hotspot Over...

As noted by MacRumors contributor Steve Moser, and confirmed by Aaron Zollo, the iPhone 12 lineup introduces support for Personal Hotspot tethering over faster 5GHz Wi-Fi, compared to 2.4GHz Wi-Fi on previous iPhones.

Personal Hotspot over 5GHz Wi-Fi is enabled by default on all iPhone 12 models. In the Settings > Personal Hotspot menu on these devices, there is a new "Maximize Compatibility" toggle that reverts Personal Hotspot to 2.4GHz Wi-Fi when enabled, with Apple noting that this may reduce internet performance on devices that are connected to the hotspot.

The combination of iPhone 12 models supporting higher-speed 5G networks and 5GHz Wi-Fi's higher maximum throughput paves the way for faster Personal Hotspot, but testing will have to be done to confirm the exact speed improvements. Keep in mind that while 5GHz Wi-...

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MagSafe 15W fast charging restricted to Apple 20W...

New testing shows Apple's MagSafe charging puck does peak at 15W with iPhone 12, but only when paired with the company's 20W adapter.The apparent restriction was discovered by Aaron Zollo of YouTube channel Zollotech. In a comprehensive evaluation of Apple's MagSafe device posted on Monday, Zollo found two Apple adapters — a new standalone 20W USB-C device and the 18W unit that came with iPhone 11 Pro handsets — achieved high rates of charge.Measuring energy throughput with an inline digital meter revealed MagSafe hits the advertised 15W peak charging rate (up to 16W in the video) when paired with Apple's branded 20W adapter. Speeds drop to about 13W with the 18W adapter, and Zollo notes the system takes some time to ramp up to that level.


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Researchers demonstrate how link previews in apps...

Almost all popular messaging apps offer link previews, which let users know the content of a URL in advance. However, security researchers Talal Haj Bakry and Tommy Mysk have discovered that these link previews can expose user data in both iOS and Android apps.


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Rumored AirPower revival reportedly shelved, project...

Apple's rumored initiative to resurrect the AirPower free-placement wireless charging mat might be dead in the water, with a new leak claiming the company has likely scrapped the project.Citing sources familiar with the matter, leaker Jon Prosser on Monday said scheduled AirPower prototyping and testing was recently removed from Apple's 2021 calendar. It seems the project has been delayed indefinitely."Sources doubt that it'll ever be picked back up again. Seems like once again, AirPower is dead," Prosser said in a tweet.


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Apple to raise App Store prices in Brazil, India,...

In an update posted to its developer portal on Monday, Apple announced imminent App Store price hikes in Brazil, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Russia and South Africa to account for foreign exchange rates and tax changes.According to Apple, the new pricing builds in new tax developments in India and Indonesia. Specifically, India has imposed an equalization levy of 2%, which adds to an existing goods and services tax of 18%. In Indonesia, a new value-added tax of 10% was instated for developers based outside of the country.The changes affect app purchases and in-app transactions, but does not impact auto-renewable subscriptions. Apple expects the price increases to roll out in the next few days.


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Apple Raising App Store Prices in Brazil, Colombia,...

Apple today announced that App Store prices are set to rise in several countries around the world due to taxes or changes in foreign exchange rates.

App and in-app purchase pricing is set to increase in Brazil, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Russia, and South Africa in the next few days.

Apple says the pricing reflects a new equalization levy of 2 percent in India and a new value-added tax of 10 percent in Indonesia for developers based outside of Indonesia.

Pricing on apps and in-app purchases is also set to be adjusted in Iceland and Albania to align with pricing used in other markets selling in U.S. dollars with value-added tax. An updated pricing chart is available on Apple's website. [PDF]Tag: App Store...

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Apple will raise App Store prices in Brazil,...

Apple announced today that the App Store prices in Brazil, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Russia, and South Africa will be increased in the next days. Price changes affect the apps and in-app purchases available, but Apple doesn’t say if services like Apple Music and iCloud subscription will also have the price readjusted.


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Research Firm Claims that Apple's Fiscal Q4...

Earlier today Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, LLC (CIRP) released analysis of the results from its research on Apple, Inc. for their fiscal quarter 4 that ended September 26, 2020 and it's very positive.

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MagSafe Charger Only Charges at Full 15W Speeds With...

Alongside the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro models, Apple introduced a new MagSafe charger that attaches to the magnetic ring in the back of the devices, providing up to 15W of charging power, which is double the speed of the 7.5W Qi-based wireless charging maximum.

Apple does not provide a power adapter with the $39 MagSafe charger, requiring users to supply their own USB-C compatible option. Apple does sell a new 20W power adapter alongside the MagSafe Charger, and as it turns out, that seems to be one of the the only charging options able to provide a full 15W of power to the new MagSafe charger at this time.

YouTuber Aaron Zollo of Zollotech tested several first and third-party power adapter options with the iPhone 12 Pro and a...

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Archaeologist and Author Dr. Rebecca Wragg Sykes –...

Dr. Rebecca Wragg Sykes is an archaeologist, writer and creative professional. She earned her Ph.D. in Archaeology from the University of Sheffield (UK) in 2010. She is the author of the just published book Kindred which is about Neanderthal life, love, death and art.

Dr. Sykes attributes her interest in Archaeology to “mucking around in the dirt in the backyard” as a child. But also her parents took her to historic sites on holidays. Then she started devouring books about the ancient Egyptians. By and by, she became keenly interested in the reality of life in the past. Rebecca humorously explained how “Archaeology is like Anthropology but for dead people.” In segment two, we explored her new book about the Neanderthals, and it was mesmerizing. For example, new findings have proven that there was interbreeding with Homo sapiens. There is much more in this delightful show.

Today our sponsor is Linode.

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BatteryPro Portable Charger for iPhone and Apple...

We have a deal on BatteryPro, a portable charger for both iPhone and Apple Watch. It features ann .,8,000 mAh capacity internal battery, a USB-A port, and an integrated Apple Watch charging puck. It also has a strap that will hold your Apple Watch in place if you’re on the move. This device is $79.99 through our deal.

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Get Apple TV+ And Apple Arcade Free on iPhone 12

If you just got, or are about to get, an new iPhone 12 or Pro there are a couple of key Apple services that you can get for free with the device. These are the Arcade gaming platform and TV+ streaming service.

Free Trials of Apple TV+ and Apple Arcade With The iPhone 12

  • Apple TV+ – You can get a year of TV+ for free with a new device. After that it costs $4.99 a month.
  • Apple Arcade – You get three months free of Apple Arcade. It costs $4.99 per month after that, or $49.99 for the year.

It is worth noting that the free year on Apple TV+ has been extended until February, and the...

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Apple shows off iPhone 12 Pro cinematography chops...

Apple has released a new ad spot highlighting the video capabilities of its iPhone 12 Pro, including Dolby Vision HDR support.Credit: AppleThe one-minute ad invites buyers to "make movies like the movies," and depicts a slew of iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max users taking video in various circumstances — from recording a music video to capturing professional stunt driving.


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iPhone 12 Pro: Top features [Video]

The iPhone 12 Pro has finally arrived and brings a bunch of new features into play with the inclusion of a new processor, camera system, and MagSafe charging. Watch our hands-on video inside for all the details!


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Make Movies Like Hollywood With iPhone 12 Pro

The latest commercial Apple updated to YouTube involves using the iPhone 12 Pro as a professional tool in Hollywood filmmaking. The reason? It can shoot, edit, and play back, videos in Dolby Vision. Launching for order on Friday, October 23, Apple says the iPhone 12 Pro is its most powerful ever with the A14 running billions of calculations per second.

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Shoot, Edit and Playback your next Cool Movie on an...

Apple has just released their latest iPhone 12 Pro ad that focuses on making stunning home movies ...

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BatteryPro portable charger for iPhone and Apple...

iLounge has a special deal on the BatteryPro Portable Charger for iPhone & Apple Watch, which allows you to charge your daily drivers anytime, anywhere.

Chargers, or sometimes called power banks extend the battery life of a device immensely. In a world where everything can be done via phone, having one of these is vital.

BatteryPro Portable Charger is your all-in-one charger for Apple Watch and iPhone. It’s powered by an 8,000mAh cell which can charge your device multiple times. The integrated magnet allows for on-top charging of your Apple Watch for greater convenience.

The BatteryPro touts a high speed USB output for fast charging capability. It’s MFi-certified so as to ensure safety and quality. Once you get this you’ll never run out of juice ever again!

The BatteryPro Portable Charger for iPhone & Apple Watch normally costs $99, while we at iLounge are giving it away for just $79.99. You get 19% off with our deal.


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Type up a storm with the iPad Magic Keyboard at $25...

The 4th gen iPad Pro is already an amazing tablet, but it shines when paired with accessories such as the Apple Pencil and the Magic Keyboard.

Today, you can get the official Magic Keyboard for just $324, down $25 from its usual price of $349 on Amazon. With the arrival of the iPadOS Apple’s tablets are primed to become more productive than ever.



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iPhone 12 Pro’s LiDAR Scanner can measure a person’s...

Apple’s newest iPhone can tell you how tall a person is using the LiDAR Scanner technology.

One thing that’s new about the iPhone 12 Pro is its LiDAR Scanner, which allows the user to experience new AR aspects. Other than that, it comes with useful features such as being able to tell how tall a person is via the Measure app.

Opening the Measure app and pointing the camera reveals the subject’s height starting on the ground and up to the hair, hat or head. A line appears at the subject’s head and with it the height measurement, either in centimeters or inches as set in the app’s preferences.

A shutter button at the corner allows the user to share the photo with height measurement included to that individual.

The height measurement feature is limited to LiDAR Scanner-supported...

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Apple invites you to ‘Make movies like the movies’...

One of the major improvements to Apple’s iPhone 12 lineup when it comes to the camera system is support to shoot video in Dolby Vision. A new fast-paced fun ad shows off some of the neat ways to “Make movies like the movies” with iPhone 12 Pro.


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Apple touts iPhone 12 Pro’s camera with ‘Dark...

Apple today has uploaded a short video featuring the iPhone 12 Pro’s camera.

The iPhone 12 Pro has new low-light and Dolby Vision technology to capture high quality videos even in low-light conditions. Apple has shared a new ‘shot on iPhone 12 Pro’ video to showcase the device’s capabilities on its official YouTube Channel, titled ‘Dark Universe’.

The 2-minute video highlights the inventive scenes shot on the iPhone 12 Pro. Low-light photography can be achieved without the use of additional lens or equipment.

Apple has also included a ‘behind the scenes’ video to show how the capturing and elements were done on YouTube. The 5-minute video follows the creators as they sought to achieve the look they wanted using the latest iPhone. The creators also talked about various camera technologies such as the telephoto lens and HDR, among others.

The iPhone 12 Pro is currently available to buy now at Apple.com and at an Apple Store.

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iFixit iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 teardown revealed

iFixit has recently uploaded a video of the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12’s internal components in a teardown video.

A live streaming event shows a detailed teardown which allows the viewer to see individual components and similarities between the models.

Early testing showed how the iPhone 12’s displays are interchangeable, although max brightness could vary. In the video, the models look similar to each other.

It was confirmed that the two models have the same battery, which means it’s interchangeable as well. An X-ray further reveals the internal components like the MagSafe, logic board and battery.

Towards the end iFixit has given the iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 a 6 out of 10 in terms of repairability. They explain that while the components are easy to replace the proprietary screws...

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Notability’s Email App “Twobird” Gets Calendar...

Ginger Labs, creators of popular productivity apps Notability and Twobird, announced Monday that Twobird received calendar integration. But that’s not the only part of the update. Key features include Interactive Notes, Embedded collaboration tools, Clean interface for distraction-free work, and a brand-new feature launched today: calendar. Other features include: Organize your schedule in Twobird with a clean built-in Calendar, designed to keep you on track with less distractions; Scroll through your Calendar to get an overview of your upcoming events and reminders for the week; Connect multiple Gmail accounts and choose which to display; All your reminders (for notes or emails) appear in your calendar so that you never miss a task; Attach a Twobird note to any calendar event to add context for you and your attendees; No need to switch gears, preview your nearest events and reminders at the top of your inbox.


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TikTok app updated with new iOS 14 home screen...

A new update to the viral short-form video app TikTok this week brings support for iOS 14 home screen widgets. There are three different TikTok widgets from which you can choose, allowing quick access to trending videos and sounds from your home screen.


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Google versus the US Department of Justice's...

The Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google in October, claiming the search giant abuses its position to keep competitors out. Here's what you need to know about the situation, including what started the probes and where we are now.Major tech companies such as Apple and Google have been the targets for criticism, with their large sizes prompting some to closely examine rules and practices of big firms for any potential issues. Antitrust accusations have been raised countless times by observers and those who feel wronged by those at the top of the food chain, and occasionally that leads to investigations and sometimes a lawsuit.In this particular thread, we are covering the antitrust lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice against Google, one which accuses it of having too much power in search, to the detriment of any other potential competitor. While the Department of Justice believes there is some antitrust violations in play with Google's search-related...

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Apple Shares New 'Make Movies Like the Movies...

Apple today shared a new ad that's meant to highlight the Dolby Vision HDR video capture, editing, and playback available on the new iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max.

The video features a series of people using their ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ devices to capture video content with a variety of camera rigs and equipment to simulate different angles while getting creative, movie-like video shots. "The only camera to shoot in Dolby Vision," reads the video's tagline.

Both the ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ and ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ Max support Dolby Vision HDR video recording at up to 60 frames per second, while the iPhone 12 and 12 mini support the feature at up to 30 frames per second.Tag: Apple ads
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Microsoft Office iPad Apps Updated With Trackpad,...

Microsoft Office iPad apps have been updated with support for trackpads and mice, bringing these tools in line with other iPad productivity apps.

Microsoft Office iPad Apps

Whether you’re using Apple’s Magic Keyboard or third-party accessories, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word can be used with them. The app updates also bring start screens and the well known ribbon to these apps for the first time. The company says this equalizes the experience across the Microsoft 365 experience by making use of its Fluent UI design.

And using a mouse or trackpad with iPad for common tasks like highlighting a passage of text in Word, selecting a range of cells in Excel, and moving and resizing graphics in PowerPoint are as simple and intuitive as ever. This experience will be immediately familiar to anyone who has ever used Office on...

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Zoom begins rolling out end-to-end encryption, but...

Zoom has officially started rolling out support for end-to-end encryption, roughly five months after its initial announcement of the feature. In a press release, Zoom says the feature is available as a technical preview to both free and paying users.


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Turing launches first iPhone 12 MagSafe car mount...

Turing has launched two new iPhone mounting accessories that take advantage of MagSafe, with one a vehicle mount to securely hold Apple's magnetic charger.Credit: TuringBoth products, announced Monday by accessory brand Turing, use MagSafe as an attachment point for use as a car mount and a tripod adapter. According to the company, they are the first third-party MagSafe accessories to arrive on the market.


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Microsoft Updates Office Apps for iPad With Mouse...

Microsoft today announced that the Word, PowerPoint, and Excel apps for iPad are receiving updates that will allow them to use the trackpad and mouse support in iPadOS.

The apps will feature a cursor that transforms into the tool that's needed depending on the context of what you're pointing to for easy cursor control, fluid navigation, and precise adjustments. Microsoft says that the trackpad experience will be familiar to those who have used Office on a Mac or PC.And using a mouse or trackpad with ‌iPad‌ for common tasks like highlighting a passage of text in Word, selecting a range of cells in Excel, and moving and resizing graphics in PowerPoint are as simple and intuitive as ever. This experience will be immediately familiar to anyone who has ever used Office on a Mac or a PC and...

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A New 16-Inch MacBook Pro Could Come Soon

Since March 2020, Apple has released several new and refreshed Mac and MacBook products. So far, we’ve seen new or updated models of the MacBook Air, Mac mini, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and 27-inch iMac. We also learned of Cupertino’s plans to release Apple Silicon-based Macs or MacBooks. In the release notes for a Boot Camp update, there is also mention of a new 16-inch MacBook Pro for 2020.

Could a New MacBook Pro Be Coming Soon?

As reported by MacRumors, several people noticed the release notes for Boot Camp 6.1.13 referencing a new, unannounced 2020 16-inch MacBook Pro. The 2019 16-inch model offers ninth-generation Intel Core processors and up to 64GB of memory. The notebook comes with up to 8TB of SSD storage and...

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How to tell which aspect of 5G you've connected...

The main selling point of the iPhone 12 is 5G wireless connectivity, but there are many aspects to that network. Here's how to figure which network you're connected to, whether it's sub-6GHz, mmWave — or something else.The iPhone 12 is Apple's first 5G-compatible smartphone. As 5G expands across the globe, iPhone users will be able to access the next-generation standard for broadband cellular networks.In order to find out what 5G connection you're connected to, you just have to look to the carrier network badge.


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Microsoft Office apps on iPad now support mice and...

Microsoft has outlined updates to its Office suite on iPad that are being rolled out to users, with support for trackpads and mice joined by updates to the start screens and the ribbon of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.iPad with mouseRevealed on Monday Microsoft is making several changes that Microsoft 365 customers experience in the Excel, PowerPoint, and Word apps for iPad. Rather than major feature changes, a blog post outlining the alterations shows the updates are more to make the apps easier to use in general, and take advantage of Apple's own operating system improvements.


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Apple to hold their Financial Conference Call on...

On July 30 Apple delivered a great quarter with 11% Growth over last year and announces a 4 to 1 Stock Split which excited shareholders. Apple has announced today that they'll be holding their financial conference call on October 29th at 2:00 p.m. PT.

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Microsoft now rolling out full iPadOS trackpad...

Microsoft has made good on its promise to roll out full iPadOS trackpad support to its Office apps for iPad. Microsoft said support for iPadOS trackpad features would arrive this fall, and it announced today that the Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps for iPad are now being updated to fulfill that promise.


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A Photographer’s Review of the iPhone 12 Pro

Lots of the reviews of the new iPhone 12 Pro have mentioned the cameras. Well, Tyler Stalman has reviewed the device from the specific point-of-view of a photographer.


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TunnelBear 4.0.2 - Subscription-based private...

TunnelBear is a subscription-based virtual private network (VPN) service and companion app, enabling you to browse the internet privately and securely.


  • Browse privately - Secure your data and hide your IP address behind a bear.
  • Experience the Internet as if you’re in another country - A TunnelBear can "tunnel" you around censorship and blocked sites to another country of your choosing.
  • Zap creepy trackers - Block the website trackers (ads, analytics, scripts, social buttons) that track everything you and your family do online.
  • A TunnelBear is really, really simple - On. Off. On. Off. You get the idea.
  • TunnelBear comes in three subscription tiers:
    • Little: 500 MB per month; free
    • Giant: unlimited; $9.99/month
    • Grizzly: unlimited; $49.99/year


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‘Clear Spaces’ app brings transparent widgets to...

Apple’s iOS 14 home screen widgets have been a huge hit going beyond the tech community and making their way into the mainstream. We’ve seen some awesome options like Widgetsmith and Pastel to make custom widgets, and Clear Spaces is another handy app to create a customized home screen layout with transparent iPhone widgets.


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Pinterest Launches iPhone Widget on iOS 14

Pinterest became the latest service to unveil a widget for its iPhone app in iOS 14. There are two different sizes that can now be accessed and added to the Home Screen by users.


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Insiders Explain Apple’s Unusual Organizational...

The Harvard Business Review has published an extensive look at how Apple’s organizational structure works and how it differs from most companies, written by two Apple University faculty members.

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How to Measure Someone’s Height Using iPhone 12 Pro

In Apple’s latest iPhone user guide it tells people that iPhone 12 Pro/Pro Max can measure someone’s height using the LiDAR sensor.

Measure Height With iPhone 12 Pro

Using Apple’s built-in Measure app, the LiDAR sensor on the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max allow for greater precision when measuring things with the camera.

  1. Make sure the person’s entire body is within your screen.
  2. You’ll see a line appearing at the top of their head.
  3. Tap the shutter button to take their picture.
  4. Tap the image in the lower-left corner to save the photo, then tap Done. Save it to Photos or Files.

If you want to re-measure the person, just point the iPhone away before pointing it back at them.


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Apple debuts 'Doug Unplugs' trailer for...

The trailer for "Doug Unplugs" introduces you to the robot boy looking to learn about the world the old fashioned way, coming to Apple TV+ on November 13."Doug Unplugs"The new series from Dreamworks follows a robot boy and his human friend going on adventures and learning about the world through experience rather than data. This is the latest in Apple's children programming and will air alongside "Becoming You" on the same day.


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Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 review: Good for Macs,...

UPDATE: This article was updated on October 21, 2020 to reflect the new capability to detect Windows malware.

It’s not that common to find full-featured security suites for the Mac. Quite often major antivirus makers provide a stripped-down version of their Windows product with notable bells and whistles missing. Not so with Intego’s Mac Premium Bundle X9, a security solution purpose-built for Apple users. This top-tier suite has a variety of solid tools that any Mac user would be happy to use.

But is that enough to recommend this product?

Note: This review is part of our best antivirus roundup. Go there for details about competing products and how we tested them.

Intego’s VirusBarrier. 


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Code-Signing Snafu Breaks Many HP Printers

HP unintentionally revoked a security certificate that broke printing for many Mac users. Until Apple and HP restore the certificate, use AirPrint instead.

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A Statewide Class Action Complaint' against...

Ohio Plaintiff Sean McCloskey, on behalf of himself and others similarly situated, brings an action against defendant Apple, Inc., to recover money lost to illegal gambling. Apple promotes, enables, and profits from games downloaded from its App Store and played by numerous Ohio residents that constitute illegal gambling under the statutory law and the strong public policy of the state of Ohio.

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What to expect from Apple's Q4 2020 earnings...

Apple will announce the results of its fourth fiscal quarter, covering the period between June and September 2020, on Oct. 29. Here's what to expect.Credit: AppleInsiderAs with its third fiscal quarter, Apple did not provide any earnings guidance for the fourth quarter because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. But Apple's performance in the previous quarter proved that the company can weather the global health crisis just fine.


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iPhone 12 Fares Better in Drop Test Than iPhone 12...

Allstate made a video in which it subjected the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro to drop tests. Through face down, back down, and side down drops, the iPhone 12 fares better than the iPhone 12 Pro, and this is likely to do with the 12 Pro’s heavier weight. iPhone 12 = 164 grams, iPhone 12 Pro = 189 grams. Allstate says in its email that “the Ceramic Shield front cover is certainly more durable, but is not damage-proof.” Of course no smartphone display is damage proof and Apple never claimed as such. Instead, Apple said the Ceramic Shield is tougher than older iPhone displays, and that’s the point Allstate proved.

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Apple posts trailers for ‘Doug Unplugs,’ ‘Becoming...

Apple has posted trailers for its upcoming Apple TV+ series, Doug Unplugs and Becoming You. Both debut on Nov. 13.

Hailing from DreamWorks Animation and based on Dan Yaccarino’s “Doug Unplugged” book series, Doug Unplugs is an animated series that follows a young robot named Doug who senses there’s more to life than just the facts. While other robots plug in for their daily download, curious Doug unplugs and journeys into the human world, and with his best friend Emma, experiences its wonders firsthand. 

Doug Unplugs is executive produced by Jim Nolan, Aliki Theofilopoulos and Dan Yaccarino, and stars the voice talents of Brandon James Cienfuegos, Kyrie McAlpin, Eric Bauza, Mae Whitman, Leslie David Baker and Becky Robinson.

Olivia Colman narrates Becoming...

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Why the iPhone 12 Pro is worth the upgrade cost

Putting the iPhone 12 Pro through its paces in the real world really shows why it's worth the extra cost over an iPhone 12.Pacific Blue iPhone 12 Pro and the graphite iPhone 12 ProIt's more than surface deep


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Apple simulates space to demonstrate iPhone 12...

Apple has a series on YouTube they call ‘Experiments’ that they routinely use to show off the new iPhone’s camera capabilities. This year with the release of the iPhone 12, Apple has decided to use space as the inspiration to demonstrate the iPhone’s camera. The results are rather beautiful.


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Apple places 12th on 2020 Best Company Compensation...

Apple places 12th on the 2020 Best Company Compensation (Large Companies) list from Comparably.com, a firm whose mission is to “make workplaces transparent and rewarding for both employees and employers.”

Ahead of Apple on the list are: Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Ultimate Software, Qualtrics, UiPath, T-Mobile, Verizon, Capital One, Zoom Video Communications, and Amazon.

The list is based on anonymous feedback submitted by employees in the last 12 months. This distinction is segmented into two lists: Large companies (more than 500 employees) and Small/Mid-Size companies (500 employees or fewer.

Apple’s overall culture is rated B+ with some of its positive attributes considered  to be: the employee stock purchase program; the strongest-ever leadership team; a and creative, intelligent, good-natured and supportive of the several projects being completed by team members....

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Scarlett Johansson to Star in Apple TV+ Movie ‘Bride’

Scarlett Johansson is set to produce and star in an upcoming movie for Apple TV+, Deadline reported last week. Called Bride, the feature tells the tale of a woman who has been created to be the ideal wife by an entrepreneur. However, she goes on the run and finds her own, true, identity.

‘Brides’ Starring Scarlett Johansson Heading to Apple TV+

Bride is the next offering as part of the partnership between Apple TV and film company A24. The first result of this collaboration was On the Rocks, starring Sofia Coppola and Bill Murray, which is now available on Apple TV+. Jonathan Lia of These Pictures will produce the film alongside Ms. Johansson. Sebastián Lelio will direct. No release date had been confirmed...

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YouTube rolling out player page redesign with...

YouTube today announced a series of Android and iOS updates as part of a video player page redesign. The general look stays the same, but the Google company has worked to optimize button placement and layouts, while adding some convenient shortcuts.


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‘Doug Unplugs’ Kids Movie Coming to Apple TV+...

“Doug Unplugs” is a new kids movie coming to Apple TV+ on November 13. “Meet Doug, the boy robot who’s taking on the world one curious question at a time.” Based on the trailer it tells the story of a boy robot who studies humans and learns some of the things they do, like playing soccer. “Sure you can plug in, but there are some things you can only learn unplugged, by doing” says Old Man Robot.

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Facebook Steps Into Cloud Gaming -- and Another Feud...

Facebook will soon be the latest tech giant to enter the world of cloud gaming. Their approach is different than what Microsoft or Google has built, but Facebook highlights a shared central challenge: dealing with Apple. From a report: Facebook is not building a console gaming competitor to compete with Stadia or xCloud; instead, the focus is wholly on mobile games. Why cloud stream mobile games that your device is already capable of running locally? Facebook is aiming to get users into games more quickly and put less friction between a user seeing an advertisement for a game and actually playing it themselves. Users can quickly tap into the title without downloading anything, and if they eventually opt to download the title from a mobile app store, they'll be able to pick up where they left off. Facebook's service will launch on the desktop web and Android, but not iOS due to what Facebook frames as usability restrictions outlined in Apple's App Store terms and conditions.

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Unreleased 2020 16-inch MacBook Pro referenced in...

Apple referenced an unreleased 2020 16-inch MacBook Pro in its Boot Camp Windows driver update, although the reference could be a case of mistaken identity.16-inch MacBook Pro may be updated soonBoot Camp is used to run operating systems like Windows and Linux on a Mac, and was updated to fix stability issues recently. The update's release notes, however, contain a reference to a machine that does not exist.


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YouTube for iOS Gaining New Gestures and Controls

Google is overhauling the YouTube app for iOS to add more intuitive gestures and control options, according to a new blog post on the YouTube site.

The AutoPlay button is being moved from below a video to the top of a video, so it's easier to turn off autoplay content if desired. Captions are also easier to get to right above the video screen, and YouTube said there are "snappier" controls that make actions faster.

Entering full screen mode can be done by swiping upwards on a video instead of having to tap the screen expansion icon at the bottom of the video, which makes it easier to get to full screen mode. A swipe down exits full screen mode and returns to the standard view.

Tapping on the timestamp will now toggle between the time left on a video and the time that has elapsed, so you can view the video length in your preferred way.

YouTube for iOS is...

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CIRP: iPhone SE popularity continues, pandemic...

A new report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners today highlights the continued success of the iPhone SE in Apple’s lineup. Furthermore, the CIRP data shows Apple Stores, both online and in-store, accounting for a higher percentage of iPhone sales this year.


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Portrait mode's 'bokeh' was a risky...

The Portrait mode in Apple's iPhone lineup was difficult to pull off, and the move into computational photography prompted managerial debate and some level of professional risk to those involved.iPhone 12 Pro camera bumpThe majority of iPhone users will be familiar with the Portrait mode on their devices, with the camera able to take a photograph of a subject in sharp focus, while blurring out the foreground and background elements. In the Harvard Business Review profile on Apple's management of innovation, the journey to achieve "bokeh" was a tricky one to undertake.


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How Steve Jobs's unorthodox management...

When he returned to Apple, Steve Jobs dismantled its typical corporate structure and radically changed how the entire business was managed. The benefits of that rethinking about corporate structure are still being leveraged today.Steve JobsThe largest corporations, and Apple is the biggest in the world, are fully aware of how susceptible they are to two key management problems. They just rarely do anything about them because the corporations are so big that fundamental change is impossible — unless you're Steve Jobs.


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New Videos Show Power of iPhone 12 Pro Cameras

Apple released two new videos on Sunday showing all the powers of the iPhone 12 Pro’s cameras. It featured  Donghoon J. and James T. of Incite conducting and filming a variety of experiments. They used the cameras’ capabilities to create a whole new universe.

iPhone 12 Pro Cameras Pushed ‘To The Limit’

The original clip is called Experiments V: Dark Universe. According to a quote in the video description, the creators “wanted to push the iPhone 12 Pro with its Dolby Vision and low-light recording capabilities to the limit.”

A behind the scenes video explains how they did that:

There won’t be many of us who can use the iPhone 12 Pro cameras to quite this extent, but the videos certainly show what the introduction of Dolby Vision and the new low-light capabilities makes possible...

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AirBuddy 2, the best way to connect AirPods to the...

AirBuddy 2, the follow up to one of my favorite apps for the Mac, is now available to pre-order with a general release coming on November 11.


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Which U.S. states are using Apple’s Exposure...

October 26, 2020: Support for Colorado and Michigan added for iPhone and Android.

Apple and Google announced plans to build COVID-19 tracing into iPhone and Android operating systems on April 10. The move marked a major partnership between the top two mobile operating system competitors in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19. Platform updates to enable the COVID-19 contact tracing feature on iOS and Android were publicly released 40 days later on May 20.

So how do you participate in COVID-19 contact tracing efforts with your smartphone? In this story, 9to5Mac is tracking which U.S. states and territories are using Exposure Notifications API in iOS and Android apps.


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Link Previews in Popular Messaging Apps May Lead to...

A new report by security researchers Talal Haj Bakry and Tommy Mysk has revealed that link previews in messaging apps can lead to security and privacy issues on iOS and Android. Through link previews, Bakry and Mysk discovered that apps could leak IP addresses, expose links sent in end-to-end encrypted chats, download large files without users' consent, and copy private data.

Link previews offer a peek at content such as web pages or documents in many messaging apps. The feature allows users to see a short summary and preview image inline with the rest of the conversation without having to tap on the link.

Apps such as iMessage and WhatsApp ensure that the sender generates the preview, meaning that the receiver is protected from risk if the link is malicious. This is because the summary and preview image are created on the sender's device and sent as an attachment. The receiver's device will show the...

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Apple Watch Series 5 $79 off in today’s best deals...

Today’s best deals include Apple Watch Series 5, 16-inch MacBook Pro, and Apple’s new Magic Keyboards for iPad Pro. Hit the jump for all that and more in today’s 9to5Toys Lunch Break.


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9to5Mac Daily: October 26, 2020 – New AirPods rumors...

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 Overcast and other podcast players.

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Apple References Unreleased 2020 16-Inch MacBook Pro...

Last week, Apple released an update for Boot Camp, its utility for running Windows on a Mac. While this update would typically be unremarkable, several of our readers noticed that the release notes reference an unreleased 2020 model of the 16-inch MacBook Pro.

While this could easily be a mistake, the 16-inch MacBook Pro is nearly a year old, so it is certainly a worthy candidate for a refresh in the near future. Apple did release a new high-end graphics option for the 16-inch MacBook Pro in June, but it still refers to all configurations of the notebook as 2019 models on its website.

Boot Camp release notes via Atharva Kale

Apple's release notes for Boot Camp version 6.1.13:The Boot Camp 6.1.13 update improves the...

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iPhone 12 will drive blockbuster holiday quarter for...

Cowen expects Apple to report September quarter earnings in line with Wall Street consensus, but adds that the iPhone 12 and holiday seasonality could bolster the following quarter.Credit: AppleIn a note to investors seen by AppleInsider, Cowen analyst Krish Sankar forecasts that Apple will report revenue of $64.9 billion in Q4 2020 and an earnings-per-share of $0.72. Largely, that'll be driven by continued Mac and iPad demand driven by remote work and education during the coronavirus pandemic.


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New, Smaller, AirPods And AirPods Pro Set for 2021...

Both the entry-level AirPods and the Pro models will get a revamp in 2021, according to Bloomberg News. The focus appears to be on making the audio products smaller.

Stemless AirPods Pro

The entry-level AirPods will reportedly have a shorter stem, akin to the Pro model now. Features like noise-cancellation will remain absent, however. Work is being undertaken so that the higher-end model is rounded and fills more of a user’s ear, eliminating the stem. The new, standard, AirPods could appear during the first half of 2021. Furthermore, Apple is planning to use new wireless chips made by Luxshare Precision Industry and Goertek, across...

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Apple reportedly plans to launch new AirPods models...

If you were disappointed with the lack of AirPods announcements at the iPhone 12 event, you might not have to wait much longer. A new report from Bloomberg says that Apple is working on two new AirPods models, including a cheaper AirPods Pro, as well as a third-gen AirPods and the long-rumored over-ear studio headphones.

 According to Mark Gurman and Debby Wu, the new earbuds will feature a new H2 wireless chip and reportedly won’t arrive until 2021. The cheapest model, which looks to be a slight revamp of the existing AirPods, will have “a shorter stem and replaceable ear tips.” Despite a similar look, they would not, however, include the higher-end features of the AirPods Pro such as noise-canceling. it’s not clear whether Apple would keep the...

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Moneydance 2021

Major upgrade for the personal finance management app brings a fresh new appearance and improved syncing engine with end-to-end encryption. ($49.99 new, free update, 131 MB, macOS 10.11+)

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AirPods Pro price slashed, now $199 while supplies...

B&H Photo has issued a price drop on Apple AirPods Pro, knocking the popular earbuds down to $199.99 ahead of Black Friday, with inventory in stock and ready to ship with free expedited delivery.Lowest AirPods Pro priceRinging in as the lowest AirPods Pro price available, according to our AirPods Price Guide, B&H's $50 markdown on the accessory is the best AirPods deal going on now.


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Apple TV+ 'Becoming You' trailer debuts on...

The trailer for "Becoming You" is a quick preview of the upcoming six-part Apple TV+ docuseries, which takes an intimate look at how children develop all across the globe.In the trailer, viewers are introduced to some of the children who will be followed in the series. It also presents the premise — follow children during their first 2,000 days on the planet as they learn to talk, think, and love.


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∞ MagSafe and iPhones 12, really fast wireless...

[VIDEO] How much faster is the combination of MagSafe and iPhone 12? Watch this unfold, or jump to 1:33 for the numbers. Keep in mind that plug-in charging is about twice as fast as the fastest of these results. Video embedded in main Loop post.

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EagleFiler 1.9

Adds support for macOS 11.0 Big Sur and enhances the user interface. ($40 new, free update, 28.5 MB, macOS 10.12+)

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Harvard Business Review: How Apple Is Organized for...

Harvard Business Review:

When Jobs arrived back at Apple, it had a conventional structure for a company of its size and scope. It was divided into business units, each with its own P&L responsibilities. General managers ran the Macintosh products group, the information appliances division, and the server products division, among others. As is often the case with decentralized business units, managers were inclined to fight with one another, over transfer prices in particular.

The first thing Jobs did:

Jobs, in his first year returning as CEO, laid off the general managers of all the business units (in a single day), put the entire company under one P&L, and combined the disparate functional departments of the business units into one functional organization.

Amazing that that functional structure is still around today.

As was the case with Jobs before him, CEO Tim Cook occupies the only position on the organizational chart where the design...

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Apple doesn't need iPhone 12 to beat 2019 Q4...

Investment bank JP Morgan is expecting Apple to report September quarter earnings results that modestly beat expectations and for continued guidance upside into the iPhone 12 cycle.Credit: AppleIn a note to investors seen by AppleInsider, analyst Samik Chatterjee notes that Apple shares continue to outperform the S&P 500, led by iPhone demand, iPad and Mac sales due to remote work and education, and the continuing momentum of Services.


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Facebook cloud gaming launches in browsers and on...

Facebook has launched its cloud gaming service, but while it is available via web browsers and on Android devices, the new app feature won't be usable on iPhones and iPads at launch, due to Apple's "control over a very precious resource."Launched on Monday, Facebook Gaming is an option within the Facebook app and website that allows users to play highly graphical games, regardless of their hardware. Games are hosted and rendered in the cloud, with gameplay video streamed live to users with minimal lag.Playing games in the cloud offers some benefits to users, such as not needing to download and install games before starting to play, immediate access to games, and working on multiple platforms in very similar ways.


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Audio Hijack 3.7.4 and Piezo 1.6.7

Updates the Audio Capture Engine and adds support for the Jamulus and Jami apps as VoIP sources for both apps. ($49/19 new, free updates, 20.9/10.0 MB, macOS 10.13+)

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TripMode 3

Major upgrade for the data usage control utility introduces new feature for viewing traffic of all apps in real time. ($15 new, 10.3 MB, macOS 11+)

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Speed Up iOS 14 on Older Devices

Since upgrading to iOS 14, have you noticed your iPhone feeling a bit sluggish? If so, you aren’t alone. Also, this isn’t the first time folks have struggled with a sluggish iPhone or iPad after a major iOS software update. Normally, upgrading to iOS 14 will speed things up. You may not notice it right away, but here are some tips to help speed up iOS 14 on older devices.

First, Wait Patiently Just a Bit Longer

When you install a major software update, on any iPhone or iPad, your device needs to take care of a lot of background activity and indexing before it can run smoothly. Unfortunately, there’s no way to force this process to move faster.

What you can do, however, is leave your iPhone or iPad plugged in and connected to WiFi overnight. If...

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∞ Shot on iPhone 12 Pro — Apple’s Experiments V:...

[VIDEO] These are all practical effects, not CGI, all shot on iPhone 12 Pro. Videos embedded in main Loop post.

First the video itself, then the “Behind the Scenes” showing how the shots were created. Beautiful work.

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Airfoil 5.9.2

Updates the Audio Capture Engine and now requires macOS 10.13 High Sierra or later. ($29 new, free update, 19.8 MB, macOS 10.13+)

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Apple Releases Insanely Creative 'Shot on...

Apple has released two video titled "Experiments V: Dark Universe" and "Behind the scenes of Experiments V: Dark Universe." The creative photography was capture on Apple's new iPhone 12 Pro

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Apple Pay Express Transit Mode now available in...

Chicagoans can now add their Ventra Card to their iPhone's Wallet app, allowing them to use Apple Pay for bus rides and rides on the "L."Those who already have the Ventra Card can easily add it to their Apple Wallet via the "Cards" section. Once added, users will be able to use their digital Ventra Card to pay for bus rides, as well as rides on the "L" train system. The card can be used both with the iPhone, as well as the Apple Watch.After adding the card to the Apple Wallet, the plastic card will no longer be valid. Ventra suggests that users should cut up their plastic card after adding it to the Apple Wallet.


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Apple Shares Trailer for Apple TV+ Documentary...

Apple has today shared a trailer for its new Apple TV+ documentary "Becoming You," which offers an insight into how children develop around the world.

The series, narrated by Academy Award winner Olivia Colman, features 100 children from ten countries around the world. Each episode examines how babies of all nationalities learn to think and speak in their native languages.

2,000 days. 100 children. The story of us. Peek into the first days of life in Becoming You, a globe-crossing, six-part docuseries narrated by Academy Award winner Olivia Colman.

Becoming You comes to ‌Apple TV‌+ on Friday, November 13.Tags: Apple TV Shows, Apple TV Plus
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SpamSieve 2.9.40

Adds support for Apple Mail in macOS 11.0 Big Sur and improves the spam filtering utility's accuracy. ($30 new, free update, 17.7 MB, macOS 10.9+)

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Facebook’s cloud-streamed games not available on iOS...

Facebook has announced the launch of several cloud-streamed games in the Facebook app and in a web browser. However, the games won’t be available on iOS and iPadOS devices for now.

Facebook points out that it’s not spinning off a separate cloud gaming service. All cloud-streamed games are playable in the same way you play games now on Facebook — whether it’s in the Gaming tab or from News Feed. No special hardware or controllers are needed.

Why no iOS or iPadOS support? Facebook has this to say: “Apple treats games differently and continues to exert control over a very precious resource. Stay tuned as we work out the best way for people to play games when and how they want, regardless of what device they bought.”

(Dennis Sellers has been covering the Apple industry since 1996. In addition to“Apple World Today,” he...

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Addigy’s business booms due to growing popularity of...

Addigy — a cloud-based Apple device management (ADM) platform for businesses, institutions and managed service providers (MSPs) — announced that September brought in the most new customer revenue since the company was founded in 2014. 

The accelerated demand is due to the adoption of Apple device management to support the surge in remote workers, according to founder and CEO, Jason Dettbarn. Addigy’s mobile device management solution helps organizations deploy, manage and track Apple devices from a single login. 

Coupled with the pandemic, interest in Addigy continues to grow due to the proliferation of Macs, iPhones and iPads in the workplace, says Dettbarn. As a result, Addigy saw record-breaking demand this year, especially from MSPs, like Interlaced.io, who are adding highly profitable Apple services to their product portfolios, he adds.

(Dennis Sellers has been...

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∞ Apple’s new iPad Air ad

[VIDEO] Solid use of the slinky, especially to highlight the rose gold, green, and sky blue colors. Video embedded in main Loop post.

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PSA: Contact tracing apps on iPhone 12 may need re-...

Coronavirus contact tracing apps on the iPhone 12 may stop working after restoring from the iCloud backup of your old phone. The issue has so far been seen with the UK’s NHS COVID-19 app…


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MIT tests autonomous 'Roboat' that can...

We’ve heard plenty about the potential of autonomous vehicles in recent years, but MIT is thinking about different forms of self-driving transportation. For the last five years, MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) an...

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Apple device management vendor Addigy sees surge in...

Addigy, a popular Apple enterprise device management company has announced a record quarter amid the growing trend in remote work. The 6-year-old company saw more new customer revenue in this past quarter than any other quarter in the company’s history.


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Facebook Cloud Games Launch, But Not on iOS

Like Amazon, Google, and Microsoft, Facebook cloud games have launched but the service is not available on iOS (via CNBC).

Facebook Cloud Games

App Review Guidelines don’t allow third-party app stores on iOS, but Apple altered the rules to allow cloud streaming games that are individually submitted to the App Store instead of being packaged in an App Store-like app.

Facebook could work around the rules by launching the service as a web app like Microsoft has done, but Facebook’s vice president of special gaming initiatives Jason Rubin says the company would prefer an app:

We don’t want people going to web Facebook 20 times a day. We have a great app. We would have to use Apple’s technology and browser on iOS, and that isn’t...

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Apple Pay With Express Transit Mode Now Available in...

The Chicago Transit Authority today announced that Ventra now supports Apple Pay with Express Transit mode, allowing the fare card to be added to the Wallet app on a compatible iPhone or Apple Watch for tap-and-go payment at train stations and on buses.

Express Transit mode allows users to pay for rides without having to wake or unlock their iPhone or Apple Watch, or open the Ventra app. The mode also bypasses the need to authenticate with Face ID, Touch ID, or a passcode. Users simply need to hold their iPhone or Apple Watch near the contactless payment reader until a checkmark appears on the display.With your Ventra Card on iPhone and Apple Watch it's easier than ever to get around on CTA and Pace. Just tap your iPhone or Apple Watch to pay for rides using transit value or passes. No fumbling to grab a separate transit card, open apps or even wake your device — it's that easy!

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iPhone 12 drop test confirms the new screen helps...

Apple made much ado over the iPhone 12’s more resilient Ceramic Shield screen, but does it really help? The answer is apparently yes, although you probably won’t want to depend on it too heavily. Allstate Protection Plans has conducted drop tests tha...

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Kodi 18.9 - Powerful media center tool for Mac or...

Kodi (was XBMC) is an award-winning free and open-source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub that can be installed on Linux, OS X, Windows, iOS, and Android, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet.

Note: To install Kodi on OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later, you need to right-click the application after it has been installed and select "Open" from the list (this need only be done once). Alternatively, you can go to System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> General. From there, unlock the lock at the bottom of the window and "Allow apps downloaded from: Anywhere." This second method is the preferred method, as you will no longer be bothered for future XBMC...

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Epic claims App Store contract illegal; Facebook...

Epic Games has stepped up its rhetoric against Apple, claiming that the App Store contract is illegal and that Apple’s view of what is reasonable is “crazy and misguided.”

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney yesterday tweeted his view on the dispute …


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Breakthrough Display Technology has been discovered...

Last week Stanford's materials scientists revealed working on a possible next-gen ultra-high-end OLED displays that repurposed solar panel technology. That's interesting because a recent Apple patent covered this subject matter

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Apple's 'Arbitrary' App Store...

Facebook has today announced a new series of cloud-streamed games for its app and website, but the service will be unavailable in-app to iOS users due to Apple's App Store policies (via CNBC).

Facebook explained in its announcement that the games will not be spun off into a separate cloud gaming service, instead remaining within Facebook's app and website.

The first set of games available this week include "Asphalt 9: Legends" by Gameloft, "Mobile Legends: Adventure" by Moonton, "PGA TOUR Golf Shootout" by Concrete Software, Inc., "Solitaire: Arthur's Tale" by Qublix Games, and "WWE SuperCard" by 2K Games. "Dirt Bike Unchained" by Red Bull is set to be added in the coming weeks.

The company says...

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Bruce Springsteen ‘Letter to You’ Reunion Apple TV+...

There has been a lot of cross-platform promotion for the new Bruce Springsteen Apple TV+ film Letter to You, which was released on Thursday, ahead of schedule. If you haven’t had a chance to settle down and watch it, there’s a short featurette on YouTube. It shows the E-Street band reuniting and explaining what it feels like when they are all back together.


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Molekule HomeKit support, new Abode outdoor camera...

Molekule updates its Air Mini+ to include HomeKit, Brilliant's smart panels are now available on Amazon, Abode launches a new outdoor camera, plus we follow up Switchbot, and we answer listener questions on HomeKit Insider.HomeKit Insider: A new AppleInsider podcastThis week, more new HomeKit products have launched or have significantly expanded availability. Molekule has added HomeKit support to its popular Air Mini+ air purifier, and that's probably paid off for them has Apple Stores have now started stocking them. This is the first time Apple has ever sold an air purifier — and it's only second-ever HomeKit air purifier to launch, following the VOCOlinc PureFlow.


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iPhone SE accounts for 22% of U.S. iPhone sales...

Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) has released analysis of the results from its research on Apple for the fiscal quarter that ended September 26, 2020, and found that the new iPhone SE model accounted for 22% of U.S.iPhone sales during the quarter.

The year-old iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max accounted for 64% of U.S. iPhone sales during the quarter.

“In its first full quarter of sales, the $399 iPhone SE accounted for almost one-quarter of iPhone sales,” says Josh Lowitz, CIRP partner and co-founder. “During a challenging quarter, with COVID-19 altering the retail landscape and delaying launch of new 2020 flagship models, the new SE model succeeded in attracting customers with old phones in need of an upgrade. Last fall’s iPhone 11 family of phones continued to sell well, with iPhone 11 remaining the biggest single model, and one-third of customers opting for the premium-...

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iPhone 12 line-up performed better in drop tests...

On Oct. 23, I pondered whether I’d need to buy an applicable screen protector for an iPhone 12 model. The answer seems to be “probably.”

The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro hit the market last week with new camera capabilities and retro looks. The iPhone 12 Pro Max will be available for preorder on Nov. 6. Apple says all phones have four times better drop performance thanks to new front display Ceramic Shield screens. 

To evaluate these claims, Allstate Protection Plans put each device through its Breakability Drop Tests (formerly SquareTrade Breakability Drop Tests) and found they performed better than any previously tested smartphone.

During face-down Breakability Drop Tests, the Ceramic Shield screen improved durability, though both devices sustained damage after landing on a rough sidewalk from six feet....

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Shure's $249 MV7 is a USB/XLR microphone built...

For many podcasters, Shure's SM7B just may be the holy grail of microphones. Its first iteration, the SM7, was a beloved radio workhorse that Quincy Jones used to record Michael Jackson's Thriller. If you've ever seen your favorite podcast hosts in a...

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Twobird adds an integrated calendar to its...

Twobird, by the same team behind Notability, is a really nice email app for people who use Gmail. It removes a lot of the “fluff” around email into a focused conversation. Today, Twobird has gained a new trick: a built-in calendar.


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I’d buy a couple of HomePod minis IF I could do ‘...

I’d buy a couple of HomePod minis IF I could use them to set up “true” stereo sharing with my Mac. But I can’t, at least completely.

Currently, if you have two HomePods, you can output audio to the left or right smart speaker, but not to a stereo pair — even if you’ve paired both units unless the stereo is coming through an app that recognizes stereo pairs. These include iTunes, Music, Podcasts, and Apple TV. Not so third party apps such as Spotify. 

Why? The macOS doesn’t natively support AirPlay 2, which is ridiculous.

I’ve reached out to Apple to see if this would change with macOS Big Sur. So far, all I’ve heard is the sound of silence.

(BTW, AirPlay 2 is Apple’s followup to the original AirPlay Wi-Fi-based music playback standard. While Sonos popularized Wi-Fi-based multi-room audio playback, Bluetooth became ubiquitous, and multi-platform Wi-Fi audio standards spread in popularity, Apple lacked a...

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Charge on the go with the BatteryPro Portable...

Keeping your iPhone and Apple Watch powered up is not an issue if you’re near a power outlet, but what about when you’re camping or hiking, or if the power is out? The BatteryPro Portable Charger for iPhone and Apple Watch ($79.99) is the perfect way to keep your gear charged up, and we have it for $20 off the usual price.

Whether you're out on the town or exploring Mother Nature, you can get a charge in a pinch for both your iPhone and Apple Watch when you're toting around the BatteryPro Portable Charger! This ultra-portable power bank/charger combo features an integrated MFi-certified Apple Watch magnetic charger, as well as a smart high-speed USB output, so you can rapidly...

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Rumors: AirPods, AirPods Pro updates coming next...

Apple is working on two new models of its popular AirPods: third-generation entry-level AirPods and the second version of the AirPods Pro earbuds, according to a Bloomberg report, that quotes unnamed “people familiar with the plans.”

The article says the non-Pro update will gain a shorter stem, replaceable ear tips, and better battery life, but not the Pro version’s noise cancellation features. The AirPods Pro update will reportedly have a round design and eliminate the short stem that currently sticks out from the bottom. 

Bloomberg says both models will arrive in the first half of 2021 and will be power by new Apple-made wireless chips. The article adds that Apple is also considering a new HomePod model that will sit between the HomePod and the HomePod mini. Bloomberg also says...

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Allstate dubs iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro strongest...

Allstate Protection Plans has examined Apple's ceramic shield front-facing glass in the Apple's iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro in its Breakability Drop Test.One of Apple's most touted features of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro is a new ceramic shield front covering that makes the phones four times as drop protective. Allstate performed its Breakability Drop Tests from six feet in the air atop a rough sidewalk on the front, back and side of the phones to see how they faired.While the results appear mixed — at best — AllState says they faired better than any phones they've tested before.


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The WiFi-connected Instant Pot is 47 percent off at...

If you passed over the few early holiday Instant Pot deals that have come and gone so far, now there’s an opportunity to get a slightly smarter pressure cooker at a great price. The Instant Pot Smart WiFi (6-quart) pressure cooker returns to $80 at A...

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The iPhone 12 Pro’s LiDAR scanner can measure...

It’s a pretty niche feature, but the iPhone 12 Pro LiDAR sensor means that the device can measure someone’s height…


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Changing its Tune, Spotify Lets You Transfer Songs...

Two weeks ago SongShift wrote that Spotify wouldn’t let the app’s users transfer music out of Spotify anymore; they could only bring music into Spotify from other platforms. But now Spotify has changed its mind and it’s good to see.

With the release of SongShift v5.1.3, you will again be able to transfer playlists from Spotify to another service. The only caveat is, you have to have created the playlist yourself, or the playlist must be collaborative and followed by you.

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Apple's next-gen AirPods Pro might not have...

Apple might redesign its wireless AirPods Pro earbuds next year to make them smaller and possibly eliminate the iconic straw-like stem at the bottom, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. It’s also reportedly redesigning the standard AirPods model to...

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Apple's next-gen AirPods to arrive in 2021 with...

Apple is planning an AirPods update in 2021. More specifically they're working on two new models

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OnePlus expands its Nord line with two even cheaper...

The OnePlus Nord debuted to fairly solid acclaim over the summer, but it came with one notable caveat: It’s only available in India and parts of Europe. Mid-range phone fans in North America had to make do without, but won’t be true of the company’s...

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How to charge the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro

In this article, we at iLounge will guide you on how to charge the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro.

Charge the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro

If you just but the iPhone 12, then you must be wondering how can you charge your new phone when no power adopter was in the box. Sadly, Apple decided not to include a power adopter with the iPhone 12.

So we have a few options to get your iPhone 12 charged till you get a power adopter or wireless charger for it:

1. Use your previous iPhone charger

That’s right, your new iPhone 12 can also be charged with your previous iPhone charger.

2. Use your MacBook

Connect the USB-C to Lightning cable that came in the box with the iPhone 12 to your MacBook. Old MacBooks may not support USB-C cables, so if your MacBook supports USB-C, you could go with this option.

3. Use a wireless charger

The iPhone 12 also supports wireless charging. So if you got a wireless charger for your previous phone, you...

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iPhone 12 Six-Foot Drop Test Results: Ceramic Shield...

Apple's new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro feature a new Ceramic Shield screen that Apple says offers 4x better drop performance. To test that claim, Allstate Protection Plans put the two models through a range of breakability tests and recorded the results.

In a face down sidewalk drop test at six feet, the ‌iPhone 12‌ suffered small cracks and scuffed corners and edges, leaving sharp grooves in the metal. According to Allstate, this result was significantly better than both its predecessor, the iPhone 11, and the Samsung Galaxy S20.

As for the the ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌, which is 25 grams heavier than the ‌iPhone 12‌, the handset cracked across the lower half of its Ceramic Shield screen but sustained no malfunctions or noticeable...

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Facebook is rolling out a free cloud gaming service

Facebook is the latest Silicon Valley juggernaut to jump into video game streaming. Not the kind you watch — the company already has a Twitch and YouTube Gaming competitor — but the sort you can play over an internet connection. Facebook isn’t target...

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iPhone 12 drop tests ‘better than any other...

Insurance company AllState says its iPhone 12 drop tests show that the device is the most durable phone it has ever tested – but you still shouldn’t expect too much. It follows earlier drop tests, scratch tests, and more by a variety of YouTubers.

It said that both the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro survived three six-feet drop tests onto a rough sidewalk, one front-down, one rear-down, and one side …


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Eight things to learn from Apple’s marketing strategy

By John Allen

Apple’s marketing is so precise and relevant, that the company has cornered the tech industry and boosted its earnings into the billions. If there was ever a company for you to look at and emulate, it’s Apple.

Let’s dive in and look at eight things you can learn from Apple’s marketing strategy.f

Get others to market for you

A counter-intuitive place to start, but you need to understand where the average consumer places their trust.

Research from Nielson found that 92% of people trust recommendations from people they know, and 70% trust the opinions of fellow consumers. 

In the past, Apple has pulled all PPC marketing in favor of letting its fans spread the word about products on social...

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How to use sleep tracking in Apple's watchOS 7

Apple Watch introduces sleep tracking by, per Apple, taking a holistic approach to sleep by providing tools to help users get the desired amount of sleep, get to bed on time, and create a pre-bedtime routine to meet their sleep goals. 

Through the detection of micro-movements from the watch’s accelerometer, which signals respiration during sleep, Apple Watch intelligently captures when the wearer is sleeping and how much sleep they get each night. In the morning, the wearer will see a visualization of their previous night’s sleep, including periods of wake and sleep. He/she will also see a chart showing their weekly sleep trend.

According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, a bedtime routine helps the body prepare for sleep. To support this, Wind Down allows Apple Watch and iPhone users to create a customized routine before bed, including setting up a specific scene in the Home app, listening to a soothing soundscape, or using a...

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How to manage the Bluetooth headphone connection...

Bluetooth is a miraculous technology for audio when it works perfectly, letting you stream crisp, high-quality sound from a variety of devices you own. But most Bluetooth headphones have a limitation: they can pair to multiple devices—anywhere from two to eight—but they can only be actively connected to one playback device at a time.

Bluetooth multipoint technology was released a decade ago along with the Bluetooth 4.0 specification to allow audio devices to receive streaming input from multiple paired sources at once. However, few headphones implement this, and often only with specific Bluetooth audio compression profiles.

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Fixing Broken iPhone 12 COVID-19 Contact-Tracing App...

Some folks who upgraded to the iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro have reported broken COVID-19 contact-tracing app notifications. The brunt of the problem seems to be for users in the UK, although people from other countries have weighed in, too. Here’s how you should be able to fix the issue.

Fixing the Problem in the UK

The official NHS COVID-19 contact-tracing app in the UK is pretty much unusable for those who upgraded to the iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro. Upon launch, an error message appears:

This has happened outside the UK, as well. Apparently, when the apps are transferred to the new iPhone using iCloud Backup, the notification settings don’t follow along. Users in the UK can...

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Second-generation AirPods Pro, third-gen AirPods may...

Apple may update its AirPods range in early 2021, a report claims, with new versions of AirPods and AirPods Pro potentially joined by a third model of HomePod.AirPods Pro in the charging case. Apple was anticipated to be preparing changes to the AirPods lineup, with the rumored launch of the "AirPods Studio," but new reports point to updates on the horizon for the already-established models. A second-generation AirPods Pro is apparently on the way, alongside a third-generation of the original AirPods.


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The Morning After: Facebook, Oculus and multiple VR...

A lot of the Oculus faithful still haven’t quite embraced the company’s owners at Facebook. The latest chapter was Oculus’ move to require Facebook accounts to use its VR headsets, something users weren’t exactly thrilled about.  Over the weekend, se...

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Managing Your Drives, Big Sur Tips, Ransomware, and...

These days most of us are using external drives at some level. Even if we’re not, our internal drives are always in need of some attention, pruning, or some other operation. Listen as your two favorite geeks answer all your drive-related questions. That’s not all, of course, we’ve got more Big Sur tips, ideas for mitigating ransomware, Cool Stuff Found, and much more! Press play and enjoy an hour-or-so with John and Dave!

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New AirPods coming in 2021; AirPods Studio delayed;...

It would be no surprise to learn that Apple is planning on launching new AirPods next year, and a new report today has a few claimed details.

It suggests that new entry-level AirPods will look similar to the current AirPods Pro …


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Strapsco releases new Apple Watch bands

Strapsco has released a new line of bands for the Apple Watch.They include leather bands, metal bands, and rubber bands.

There are 69 (yep, 69!) different leather bands with pricing ranging from US$21.99 to $56.99. The metal bands, of which there are 23, cost $24.99 to $99.99, while the 26 rubber bands are priced from $19.99 to $26.

(Dennis Sellers has been covering the Apple industry since 1996. In addition to“Apple World Today,” he also runs his own freelance writing/editing service. If you want more info about the latter, email him at dennis.sellers@comcast.net.)

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Researchers 3D-printed a cell-sized tugboat

Physicists at Leiden University in the Netherlands have 3D printed what could be the world’s smallest boat, a test object known as Benchy (via Gizmodo). At 30 microns long, it’s a third smaller than the thickness of a human hair and about six times l...

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Bloomberg: Apple to Launch 3rd Gen AirPods and 2nd...

Apple plans to update its AirPods line next year with two new models including third-generation ‌AirPods‌ and second-generation AirPods Pro, according to a new report from Bloomberg.

The Cupertino, California-based technology giant is working on two new models: third-generation entry-level ‌AirPods‌ and the second version of the ‌AirPods Pro‌ earbuds, according to people familiar with the plans.

The models will join other new Apple audio devices like the HomePod mini and upcoming over-ear headphones. Corroborating previous rumors regarding new ‌AirPods‌ models, the...

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Coastal Health USA announces antimicrobial film for...

Coastal Health USA has announced a line of antimicrobial film for the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max The antimicrobial technology in the film passively works in real-time to reduce microbial bacteria Pricing starts at US$19.99. The antimicrobial film is part of the SurfaceHealth  family of solutions. 

The antimicrobial screen film is backed by the company's...

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iFixit releases iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro teardown,...

Once again, the super cool cats at iFixit have performed and published a teardown of Apple’s newest hardware, and have taken both an iPhone 12 and an iPhone 12 Pro down to their base components.

Like similar models, the iPhone 12 units required Pentalobe screwdrivers, suction cups, picks and heat to open the display. Rather than opening on the left-hand edge, a routine that has been in play since the iPhone 7, the iPhone 12 opens from the right-hand edge. 

While an initial glance at the insides of both the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro models doesn’t readily indicate which one is better, the removal of the camera shield reveals the space for the third camera and liDAR sensor on the iPhone 12 Pro.

The 2020 model iPhones also feature flipped positions for the SIM tray, logic board, and battery. This is thought to be due to the larger logic board housing Qualcomm’s 5G chips. The logic board includes the Apple A14 Bionic SoC layered with Micron memory, Samsung flash...

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Hunter Douglas Duette PowerView smart shade review:...

This motorized smart shade protects your privacy without blocking any light or your view.

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The best smart shades: These luxurious window...

Smart, motorized shades and blinds cost a pretty penny, but do they ever bring the wow.

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Apple TV Remote App Inspired Steve Jobs to Make...

Last week Apple removed the Apple TV Remote app from the App Store, given that the app's functionality has been baked into the Control Center on iPhone and iPad since iOS 11. Following the Remote app's discontinuation, a former Apple engineer took to Twitter to share some interesting details about the app's original development.

Alan Cannistraro writes that he began writing the app in 2006 before he even saw the first ‌iPhone‌ user interface, and instead used his own UI elements to begin with. The former designer explains that the Remote app was Apple's first production app that the ‌App Store‌ team...

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LG unveils the first Tone Free wireless earphones...

LG’s latest Tone Free wireless earphones have a more useful feature to go along with the bacteria-killing UV charging case: active noise cancellation. Each earbud has three microphones that monitor and cancel out sound waves from all directions, lett...

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Iridient Developer 3.4.1 - Powerful image-editing...

Iridient Developer (was RAW Developer) is a powerful image-conversion application designed specifically for OS X. Iridient Developer gives advanced photographers total control over every aspect of their digital camera's output, yet still provides easy drag-and-drop conversion convenience and access to basic adjustments for the casual user. Iridient developer supports RAW files from over 800 digital camera models.

Version 3.4.1:

New Features:

  • Support added for RAF images from the Fujifilm X-S10.
  • Support added for NEF images from the Nikon Z 6 II and Z 7 II.
  • Support added for CR3 images from the Canon EOS M50 Mark II.


  • Updated to the latest libraw version (0.2.2).
  • Updated DNG color and white balance default metadata to the latest Adobe DNG Converter 13.0 release....
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iPhone 12 – throwback to good design!

The iPhone 12s are out – Yay! What’s new? Its 5G 5G 5G. There’s actually a lot more to the iPhone 12 than just 5G but Apple’s seems to want to capitalize on a network this time more than ever before.

The design of the iPhone 12 is a throwback to the good old days of the iPhone 5. Some say it’s the iPhone 4/4S design but in my opinion, its much like the iPhone 5 – slightly different edge design. The iPhone 4 did not have an aluminium body whereas the iPhone 5 did. Also, the iPhone 12 packs an aluminium frame which makes it

The design similarities also extend with the same thickness (thinness) of the iPhone 5 and the new iPhone 12. Whereas the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S were thick (also thicc) phones but not much for the time.

Better screen & improved camera(s)

The major improvement which not everyone may notice is the screen upgrade. The difference between the standard iPhone 11’s display and the iPhone 12’s is considerable. However, it may...

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Vallum 3.3.4 - $15.00

Vallum is a little tool that helps you monitor and block apps connections and throttle apps bandwidth. It is able to intercept connections at the application layer, and hold them while you decide whether to pass or block them. Vallum's interface is very simple and is icon-based. Its default configuration is not intrusive, and it does not require any interaction or specific networking knowledge or skills. Just drag an app's icon from the Finder into the main Vallum window to block it. To change Vallum's attitude and interaction level, you just have to play with the very few options available. Intercept apps that leak data on the network, drag apps' icons to create firewall rules, run the firewall with one mouse click: Vallum is friendly, it stays in a corner of your Mac's menu bar on top of the screen, it does not pollute your Dock and your desktop, it features a simple interface that everybody can use, and it's powerful because it lets you create complex setups...

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iOS 14: How to use the iPhone emoji search option

It’s great to see big changes like home screen widgets with iOS 14, but sometimes the tiny changes can add up to offer some valuable improvements in day-to-day use. One of these small new features is the iPhone emoji search option in iOS 14.

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Sunday October 25

How-to: force restart iPhone 12, enter recovery mode...

Outside of the iPhone SE, every iPhone that Apple sells today features an “edge-to-edge” display devoid of a physical Home button. If you’re upgrading from a device with a Home button, this refresher course can help you learn how to force restart your iPhone 12, enter recovery mode, DFU mode, etc. Watch our hands-on video tutorial inside for the details.


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Google Reportedly Pays Apple $8-12 Billion Per Year...

The United States Justice Department is targeting a lucrative deal between Apple and Google as part of one of the U.S. government's largest antitrust cases, reports The New York Times.

On Tuesday, the Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google, claiming the Mountain View-based company used anticompetitive and exclusionary practices in the search and advertising markets to maintain an unlawful monopoly.

In 2017, Apple updated an agreement to keep Google's search engine as the preselected option on Apple devices. The New York Times reports that Apple receives an estimated eight to 12 billion dollars per year in exchange for making Google the default search engine on its devices and services, including the...

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Smart fabric can recognize the food you put on the...

Wouldn’t it be helpful if a food tracking or recipe app could determine what you’re eating just by detecting what’s on your table? You might get your wish. Researchers at Microsoft and multiple universities have developed Capacitivo, a smart fabric s...

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Fifth 'Experiments' video uses iPhone 12...

Apple has released new videos showcasing the low-light and Dolby Vision capabilities of the iPhone 12 Pro, with "Experiments V: Dark Universe" taking viewers on a light-filled visual journey.Titles for 'Experiments V: Dark Universe'The fifth in its "Experiments" series of videos, the fifth installment "Dark Universe" focuses on changes Apple made to the camera system in the iPhone 12 Pro. Shot by Donghoon Jun and James Thornton of Incite, the brief 1 minute and 51 second-long video takes advantage of the iPhone's ability to shoot in very dark situations and to record HDR video, to create the abstract film.


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Newly signed law aims to limit the damage from space...

Space weather like solar flares could seriously disrupt electronics and satellites, and the US government might soon mount a better defense. President Trump has signed the PROSWIFT Act (Promoting Research and Observations of Space Weather to Improve...

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Sense energy monitor review: Your patience will be...

Sense is a bright-orange box that sits in your electrical breaker box and gives keen insight into your home's entire power usage.

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Samsung, Stanford make a 10,000PPI display that...

Ask VR fans about their gripes and they’ll likely mention the “screen door” effect, or the gaps between pixels that you notice when looking at a display so close to your eyes. That annoyance might disappear entirely if Samsung and Stanford University...

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Pick up Samsung’s 2TB portable SSD for just $250

Save money and get some much-needed space when you upgrade to a 2TB portable SSD. Today, the Samsung T7 2TB Portable Solid State Drive is down to just $249.99 from its original price of $320 on Amazon. That’s a whopping $70 savings on an ultra-useful device.

Solid state technology means your files stick around for a longer time. Samsung’s drive offers speeds up to 1,050 mbps on reads and 1,000 mbps writes on USB 3.2 supported devices.



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The iPad Air 4, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone arrives at...

The newest Apple products are now arriving on customer’s doorsteps and Apple Stores.

The iPad Air 4, iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are now available to purchase at Apple Stores.

Pre-orders for the units began at the exact same time globally, but in terms of Apple Store stock the ones in Asia were the first to sell them in-store.

Images of the new iPhone 12 have begun popping up in Singapore. In Pennsylvania, Apple’s distribution center is preparing to ship the units to Canadian and US customers.

The Cupertino-based company also mentions that most Apple Stores are open and are under service models to protect their customer and employees’ health and well-being.

Some of the precautions include Genius Bar appointments, Express pickups and teller-like windows...

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Apple TV+ exclusive drama ‘Pachinko’ list of cast set

The cast of ‘Pachinko’, a novel adaptation of the same name has been finalized.

Hansu will be played by Min Ho Lee, while Jin Ha takes Solomon’s role. Anna Sawai portrays Naomi, while Sunja will be played by Minha Kim. Soji Arai is Mosazu and Etsuko will be played by Kaho Minami.

‘Pachinko’ is a series from Media Res and written by Soo Hugh, who’s also the showrunner and executive producer. The show is adapted from Min Jin Lee’s novel (of the same name) and tells about a Korean immigrant family spanning four generations.

Production for the show starts October 26 with filming done on multiple continents. Audio for ‘Pachinko’ will be available in English, Japanese and Korean.

Apple TV+ is Apple’s streaming service, which costs $4.99 a month. It’s home to exclusive content such as ‘The Morning Show’, ‘The Elephant Queen’, ‘Servant’, ‘Ted Lasso’ and more, and can be viewed on Apple TV.

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Apple ad for new iPad Air goes live

Apple has uploaded its new video ad, ‘Boiiing’ on YouTube to celebrate the arrival of the new iPad Air 4.

The ad is only a minute long and can be viewed on the official Apple YouTube video. A slinky spring hops from one iPad Air to another and is accompanied by ‘Heybb!’, a song created by binki.

In the ad viewers get to see the new colors of the refreshed tablet as well as a glimpse of Magic Keyboard and Apple Pencil support.

The refreshed iPad Air 4 sports the A14 chip, a repositioned Touch ID system that’s near the power button and an edge to edge display similar to the iPad Pro. It also has USB-C connectivity instead of Lightning.

The newest iPad Air serves as the in-between product to the 11 inch iPad Pro and the 10.2 inch iPad. It’s available to pre-order now, with shipment starting October 23.

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Facebook will not ban Oculus owners with multiple VR...

Oculus’ move to require Facebook accounts is creating serious problems for some of its biggest fans. Windows Central reports that Facebook is banning Oculus users who simultaneously use more than one VR headset linked to the same social network accou...

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iPhone 12 Upgrades Interfering With COVID-19 Contact...

Some iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro users in the UK have reported that their new devices are recieving an error message in the "NHS COVID-19" contact-tracing app, rendering it unusable (via BBC News).

'Unfortunately, You Can't Run This App'

Similar errors and issues have been reported in other regions contact tracing apps that also use Apple's Exposure Notification API. The error appears to occur when apps are transferred from an older...

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'Apple, Google and a Deal That Controls the...

The New York Times' looks at "a deal that controls the internet" — Apple's agreement to feature Google as the preselected search engine for iPhones, saying America's Justice Department views it "as a prime example of what prosecutors say are Google's illegal tactics to protect its monopoly and choke off competition..."

The scrutiny of the pact, which was first inked 15 years ago and has rarely been discussed by either company, has highlighted the special relationship between Silicon Valley's two most valuable companies — an unlikely union of rivals that regulators say is unfairly preventing smaller companies from flourishing. "We have this sort of strange term in Silicon Valley: co-opetition," said Bruce Sewell, Apple's general counsel from 2009 to 2017. "You have brutal competition, but at the same time, you have necessary cooperation." Apple and Google are joined at the hip even though Mr. Cook has said internet advertising, Google's bread and butter, engages in "...

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Apple Shares New 'Dark Universe'...

Apple today shared a new video on its YouTube channel that features footage shot on the iPhone 12 Pro.

Apple says the two-minute video pushes the ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌'s new Dolby Vision and low-light capabilities to the limit as an attempt to "capture darkness itself."

The video is also accompanied by a behind the scenes look at how it was made.

Watch other Shot on iPhone videos here.Related Roundup: iPhone 12 ProTags: Apple ads, Shot on iPhoneBuyer's Guide: iPhone 12 Pro (Buy Now)
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PayPal drops domain registrar Epik over its '...

PayPal may be friendlier to digital currencies, but that doesn’t mean it’s giving everyone a free pass. Mashable reports the payments giant has terminated the account for domain registrar Epik, known for serving right-wing havens like Gab and the Pro...

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Freshly is the best option for healthy WFH lunches

Out of all the ways in which the pandemic has upended our lives, one of the most significant is that it’s led us to abandon our usual office routine in favor of a much more relaxed (and oftentimes liberating) at-home work setup.But the freedom to wor...

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This week’s top stories: iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro...

In this week’s top stories: The iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPad Air 4 are here, plus iOS 14.1 details, new HomePod features, and much more. Read on for all of this week’s top stories.

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Apple versus Epic Games 'Fortnite' App...

The removal of Epic Games "Fortnite" from Apple's App Store has triggered a lawsuit and countless discussions about Apple's App Store policies. Here's what you need to know, updated on October 25 with Epic's latest declaration of innocence.A still from Epic's parody of Apple's '1984' Super Bowl commercialWithin the space of a few weeks, a disagreement between the ambitions of Epic Games and the intention to main the App Store status quo by Apple has courted considerable controversy. The affair commenced with little warning to consumers, but quickly led to international interest, as the battle sought to change one of the fundamental elements of the App Store: how much Apple earns.


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DiskCatalogMaker 8.2.6 - Catalog your disks.

DiskCatalogMaker is a simple disk management tool which catalogs disks.

  • Simple, light-weight, and fast
  • Finder-like intuitive look and feel
  • Super-fast search algorithm
  • Can compress catalog data for disk space
  • Can generate thumbnail images
  • Long Unicode file name support
  • ZIP / RAR / 7-Zip / StuffIt / tar / gzip / bzip2 / CompactPro / LHA archive formats and DiskTracker text format support
  • A 64bit Cocoa application (OS X-native format)

Version 8.2.6:

  • A few minor updates to make this app better.
  • Updated some translations.

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Garmin smartwatches are on sale at all-time low...

You’re in luck if you want a higher-end fitness smartwatch without paying a premium for it. A Garmin sale at Amazon has dropped the price of the 47mm Fenix 5 smartwatch to an all-time low of $250, a full 50 percent off the official $500 sticker. You...

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Former Apple engineer details how the Apple TV...

Earlier this week, Apple removed its Apple TV Remote app for the App Store now that the functionality is baked into Control Center on iPhone and iPad. Following the removal, a former Apple engineer has shared a few interesting tidbits about the development of the Apple TV Remote app for iPhone.


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Apple begins testing rebuilt Apple Maps in Canada...

The redesigned Apple Maps interface came to the United Kingdom earlier this month, offering Look Around, improved cartography, and much more. Now, Apple appears to be in the early stages of rolling out this redesigned Apple Maps experience to users in Canada.


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Apple TV Remote app influenced Steve Jobs into...

In a tweet thread following the discontinuation of the standalone "Remote" app for Apple TV, the former Apple engineer explains how his creation evolved and helped with the design and development of the current Siri Remote.The Siri Remote for the Apple TV. On October 21, Apple removed the App Store listing for its first-party "Remote" app, a tool that was first introduced as the iTunes Remote before being turned into a controller for the Apple TV. Apple's removal of the app leaves users with the option of using the bundled Siri Remote for the Apple TV, or the software-based version for their iOS devices, integrated into Control Center.


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After Math: Quibi keeping it short in every sense of...

After a deluge of nonstop news for the past few months, we finally hit a bit of a lull last week with only a handful of crises happening each day. Like Quibi. After being valued at something like $1.75 billion even a few weeks ago, the short form str...

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Full iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 teardown from iFixit...

After streaming the teardown live on YouTube on Friday, the folks over at iFixit have now shared the full details of what’s inside the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. The teardown shows a few key changes this year, including the fact that the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro share many of the same parts.


The post Full iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 teardown from iFixit reveals modular design with interchangeable parts appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Samsung's influential chairman Lee Kun-hee dies...

The tech industry has lost one of its most important figures. Samsung has revealed that Chairman Lee Kun-hee died on October 25th at the age of 78 after spending the past six years in hospital following a heart attack. The company didn’t name his suc...

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Over 2,000 law enforcement agencies have iPhone...

Law enforcement agencies across the United States have tools to access data stored on encrypted iPhones, a report claims, with at least 2,000 agencies in the country now having the means to gain access to further their criminal investigations.A forensics tool from Cellebrite used to access iPhones and other smartphonesThe long-running encryption debate has always centered around the idea that members of law enforcement were not able to acquire evidence from devices and services due to the use of encryption, necessitating requests for backdoors to be put in place. In a new report, it seems that the calls for backdoor access may not be needed at all.


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NytStnd QUAD TRAY: Charge iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch...

Charging all of your Apple goods at once can be a bit tricky, but not with the QUAD TRAY from NytStnd ($147.99). This 4-in-1 wooden dock keeps your devices powered up and organized, and includes space for your keys and wallet as well.

As its name would suggest, the NYTSTND QUAD TRAY is a 4-in-1 charging station. You can wirelessly charge 3 devices at once with the 5-coil full surface area and the built-in MFI-certified Apple Watch charger. An integrated Lightning port is available for charging another Apple device while using it. Finally, this dock has a tray area for your wallets, keys, and other...

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Here's what iPhone to buy at every price point

Apple has more new iPhone options at nearly every reasonable price band than it has before. We outline which iPhones you should consider acquiring, whatever your price level happens to be.You can still buy iPhones at an Apple Store, but mail-order deliveries may be a better bet under the current climate. Over the years, Apple has been keen to offer consumers a wide selection of iPhones, and at an equally wide range of prices. With relatively few exceptions, there's practically an iPhone available at the majority of price points, from $399 at the lowest all the way up to $1,399.


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The Kremlin responds to Aeroflot smuggling arrests...

The strange story of Hunter Biden's MacBook, an iPhone stolen from an Erie Canal lock, sentencing for an iPhone-stealing postal worker, and more from the Apple Crime Blotter.The latest in an occasional series, looking at the world of Apple-related crime.Kremlin responds to Aeroflot smuggling indictment


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Saturday October 24

SoftRAID 5.8.4 - High-quality RAID management.

SoftRAID allows you to create and manage disk arrays to increase performance and reliability. SoftRAID allows the user to create and manage RAID 4 and 5 volumes, RAID 1+0, and RAID 1 (Mirror) and RAID 0 (Stripe) volumes. SoftRAID also provides "predictive disk failure", where users are alerted to potential disk failures even before they fail.

SoftRAID's intuitive interface and powerful feature set make this utility a must-have for any OS X Server admin, "Pro" user, photographer, digital-video editor, or desktop user who wants more reliable backup for his computer.

Version 5.8.4:

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Epic argues Apple has 'no rights to the fruits...

Apple's claims of theft in Epic's lawsuit against the company over App Store rules have been argued against by the game developer once again, with a Friday filing putting forward the idea that Epic didn't "steal" anything from Apple at all.A still from Epic's parody of Apple's '1984' Super Bowl commercialThe latest filing in the ongoing legal battle between Epic Games and Apple over "Fortnite" and monetization in the App Store features more accusations by Epic that it is innocent of claims by Apple that it was failing to fulfill contractual commitments. Instead, Epic asserts that Apple's theft claims are absurd when applied to purchases made through its own servers.


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GitHub takes down YouTube video download tools after...

You won’t find the source code for YouTube-DL, a popular tool that can be used to download videos from YouTube, and for some of its forks and copies on GitHub anymore. When you visit their pages, you’ll find a notice that says the “[r]epository [is]...

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