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Friday January 15

17:21
A Bloomberg rumor report claims Apple is kind of...

While Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has been on a roll of late with a number of interesting rumor reports talking up new MacBooks and iMacs and the possible addition of a vapor chamber for the next-gen iPad Pro. Yet Bloomberg's last rumor report for Friday appeared to be more about throwing darts at a board...

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17:06
Apple adds 'Privacy' collection to iOS...

Apple this week expanded the first-party iOS Tips app to include a section covering hardware, software, and account privacy.The new Privacy collection consists of nine tips covering Sign in with Apple, Safari passwords, system-wide password security, camera and mic usage indicators, Messages previews, location, Photos, Private Browsing in Safari, and Safari's Privacy Report feature.Starting with Safari, Apple notes the web browser can create and remember passwords for specific websites. Users can elect to rely on iPhone's Strong Password generation or type in their own for later recall.

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16:45
Apple Plans First iMac Desktop Redesign In Nearly a...

In addition to upgraded MacBook Pros, Bloomberg reports that Apple is also "planning the first redesign of its iMac all-in-one desktop computer since 2012," as it shifts away from Intel to its own silicon. From the report: The new models will slim down the thick black borders around the screen and do away with the sizable metal chin area in favor of a design similar to Apple's Pro Display XDR monitor. These iMacs will have a flat back, moving away from the curved rear of the current iMac. Apple is planning to launch two versions -- codenamed J456 and J457 -- to replace the existing 21.5-inch and 27-inch models later this year, the people said, asking not to be identified because the products are not yet announced. The new models will use next-generation versions of Apple's Mac processors like the upcoming 2021 MacBook Pros. The iMac redesign will be one of the biggest visual updates to any Apple product this year, according to people familiar with the company's roadmap.

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16:40
CES 2021: Tech Trends to Watch

The Consumer Technology Association predicts the tech trends of the year to come in its annual opening of CES. Jeff Porten shares the thrust of the talk and provides commentary.

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15:01
HomeKit for the Holidays (And Home Troubleshooting...

In which Adam Engst finally hops on the HomeKit bandwagon for real and gets totally sucked in, installing smart outlets, controlling motorized shades, and adding some Flic buttons. 

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14:58
Poll: What ports and features do you want to return...

We just got some exciting news from Ming-Chi Kuo and Bloomberg today about the next-generation MacBook Pro notebooks. While we already knew some of the details like 14- and 16-inch screen sizes and the move to Apple Silicon, an expansion of I/O beyond USB-C ports, the return of MagSafe, a new design, and more have now been predicted. What ports and features are you most interested to see return or arrive on the next-gen MacBook Pro lineup?

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14:39
Apple starts early work on folding iPhone, testing...

Apple has started early development work on a foldable iPhone and is planning incremental changes for its 2021 iPhone lineup, though one major upgrade could see the inclusion of an in-screen fingerprint sensor.Credit: Andrew O'Hara, AppleInsiderAccording to a Bloomberg report Friday, Apple still hasn't solidified plans to launch a foldable iPhone. Thus far, it has developed prototype folding screens for internal testing, but work hasn't extended much further beyond the display.

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14:31
Apple Maps now shows curated list of volunteer...

Apple is now including guides curated by VolunteerMatch in its Apple Maps platform, making it easier for users to find ways to give back to their communities.Credit: AppleThe new guides, which are built into Apple Maps, will show up in certain U.S. cities ahead of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday on Monday. Normally, guides are focused on activities and entertainment and are curated by local companies or media outlets.

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14:00
Apple shares 9 tips to take control of your privacy...

Apple’s Tips app on iOS has been around for a while and the company has been consistently updating it with new content over the years. Now a new Privacy tips collection has been added with Apple’s recommendations to change iPhone privacy settings.

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13:55
Apple Feels Schadenfreude as Amazon is Accused of...

Nine years after an investigation found that Apple and the “Big Five” book publishers colluded to fix eBook prices to compete with Amazon, Amazon has now been accused of doing the same.

The lawsuit claims that almost 90% of all ebooks sold in the US are sold on Amazon, in addition to over 50% of all print books. The suit alleges that ebook prices dropped in 2013 and 2014 after Apple and major publishers were successfully sued for conspiring to set ebook prices, but rose again after Amazon renegotiated their contracts in 2015.

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13:51
Bloomberg: Apple developing foldable iPhone...

In November last year, a report citing Chinese suppliers claimed that Apple began testing folding iPhones for a launch in 2022. Bloomberg today corroborated that rumor with a new report about Apple now working on an iPhone with a foldable screen — although the launch schedule is unknown.

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13:46
Apple Testing In-Display Fingerprint Sensor for...

Apple has started "early work" on an iPhone that has a foldable display, according to a new report from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Though testing of a foldable ‌iPhone‌ has begun, Apple has not committed to releasing a device that has a foldable display.

Development has not yet expanded beyond a display and Apple does not have full foldable ‌iPhone‌ prototypes in its labs. Like foldable smartphones from other companies, a foldable ‌iPhone‌ would allow for Apple to create a larger display in a package that is still pocketable.

Apple has discussed several foldable screen sizes, including one that unfolds to a size similar to the 6.7-inch display on the iPhone 12 Pro Max. Apple's designs are said to have a "mostly...

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13:36
Bloomberg: Apple testing in-screen Touch ID for 2021...

A new report from Bloomberg today sheds more light on what to expect this year’s update to the iPhone. The report says that Apple “isn’t planning major changes” for the 2021 iPhone, but one key upgrade is in testing: an in-screen fingerprint reader.

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13:34
Review: Logitech’s Circle View Doorbell with HomeKit...

The HomeKit doorbell scene has finally grown wings and one of the most compelling options is Logitech’s new Circle View Doorbell. It’s got a sharp and simple design, HomeKit Secure Video support, face recognition, and an impressive price point – particularly if you’re willing to handle the installation yourself. Join along for our full review of this Logitech HomeKit doorbell, the first true consumer option with HKSV.

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13:00
M1 Macs: Should you upgrade? (YouTube video)
12:54
Apple Releases 'For All Mankind' Trailer...

Apple released two new video today. The first being for the Apple TV+ Series "For All Mankind" season 2 which really looks like it's going to be great. The second...

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12:52
Judge Denies Apple Appeal in VirnetX Patent Case

U.S. District Judge Robert Schroeder has denied Apple’s appeal to reduce a US$502.8 million patent infringement verdict. In total, interest and royalties awarded to opponent VirnetX could reach over US$1 billion (via Reuters).

Apple Loses Appeal

Two of Apple’s appeals have been rejected. One is that VirnetX’s award shouldn’t exceed US$113.7 million. Apple also wanted jurors to be informed that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office had ruled VirnetX’s claims “unpatentable.”

In October 2020, jurors in the patent case awarded VirnetX US$503 million. In December, VirnetX asked Judge Schroeder to add US$116 million in interest onto that payment. It also wanted 84 cents in royalties on each infringing device Apple sells...

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12:51
Sideloading iOS Apps No Longer Possible on M1 Macs

Apple this week implemented a server side blocking mechanism to prevent M1 Mac owners from sideloading iOS apps that have not been made available on the Mac by iOS app developers.

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As noted by 9to5Mac, it is no longer possible to use third-party apps like iMazing to obtain an app .ipa file to install it on an ‌M1‌ Mac, a workaround that has been available since M1 Macs launched.

Attempting to sideload an app using the previously working method now results in an error that says "This application cannot be installed because the developer did not intend for it to run on this platform."

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12:45
Apple Fails To Overturn VirnetX Patent Verdict,...

A federal judge denied Apple's bid to set aside or reduce a $502.8 million patent infringement verdict favoring VirnetX, and awarded interest and royalties that could boost Apple's total payout in two lawsuits above $1.1 billion. From a report: In a decision issued on Friday, U.S. District Judge Robert Schroeder in Tyler, Texas rejected Apple's request for a new trial and several other claims. These included that VirnetX's award should not exceed $113.7 million, and that jurors should have been told the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office had deemed VirnetX's claims "unpatentable." Jurors in October found that Apple infringed two VirnetX patents related to secure networks, known as virtual private networks, to which owners of various iPhones and iPads may connect.


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12:35
Apple now blocking new installs of sideloaded iOS...

Apple has enabled server-side protections against sideloading iPhone and iPad apps onto M1-based Macs, though previously installed apps will continue to function.M1-based Macs can no longer run sideloaded iOS appsDevelopers can choose to prevent their iOS or iPadOS apps from being available on the Mac App Store. Until now, users have been getting around this restriction by downloading and installing legitimate IPA files on the Apple Silicon-based Macs.

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12:34
Medium will expand into books with its latest...

Medium is getting into books. This week, the company announced that it’s acquiring Glose, a platform that’s not all too dissimilar from itself. On the startup’s website and app, you’ll find a place to read, buy and discuss books. And like Medium, you...

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12:31
Apple Loses Appeal in VirnetX Dispute, Could Owe...

Apple has not been successful in reducing the amount of money that it owes VirnetX in patent infringement fees, with the Cupertino company today losing an appeal that would have vacated or reduced a $502.8 million award.

According to Reuters, a federal judge today denied Apple's request for a new trial and claims that the award should not exceed $113.7 million.

Apple must pay the original $502.8 million that was awarded to VirnetX in October 2020, and combined with a prior $454 million award, the payments, future royalties, and interest could result in Apple paying VirnetX more than $1.1 billion.

Jurors in both of the lawsuits that VirnetX levied against Apple ruled in favor of VirnetX and said...

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12:17
WhatsApp delays privacy policy change that led to...

WhatsApp has announced that it is delaying a controversial and confusing change to its privacy policy. A new WhatsApp privacy policy was slated to go into effect in February, but the Facebook-owned company now says it will delay the change for three months.

“There’s been a lot of misinformation causing concern and we want to help everyone understand our principles and the facts,” the company writes in the blog post.

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12:16
MagSafe is Coming Back to the Mac: A Look Back at...

Surprise late night rumors last night provided us with our first in-depth look at what we can expect from the new MacBook Pro models that are coming in 2021, and there are some significant changes in the works.

Along with additional ports, a new flat-edged design, and the removal of the Touch Bar, Apple's updated MacBook Pro machines will readopt MagSafe.

MagSafe in the 2021 MacBook Pro Models

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple will go back to a ‌MagSafe‌ charging connector, and Bloomberg's Mark Gurman in a separate report agreed and clarified that...

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12:14
WhatsApp postpones new privacy policy amid ‘...

WhatsApp says it will give users more time to agree to its controversial new privacy policy, citing mass “confusion” and “misinformation” about the update. The Facebook-owned messaging app now says that it will allow users to “review the policy at th...

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11:58
WhatsApp Delays Privacy Policy Update That Led to...

WhatsApp has opted to delay new privacy policy changes that have led to a significant amount of confusion over data sharing with Facebook, WhatsApp announced today. The planned privacy policy update will be delayed for three months, but it is not canceled.

According to WhatsApp, there's been "a lot of misinformation" leading to concern about the update. WhatsApp clarifies that the update does not expand its ability to share data with Facebook and is instead simply providing further transparency about how user data is collected and shared when using a new tool for messaging a business on WhatsApp.With these updates, none of that is changing. Instead, the update includes new options people will have to message a business on WhatsApp, and provides further transparency about how we collect and use data. While not everyone shops with a business on WhatsApp today, we think that more people will choose...

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11:57
Apple begins blocking M1 Mac users from side loading...

Earlier this week, 9to5Mac reported that Apple would soon start blocking users from side loading iPhone and iPad applications to their M1 Macs. Now, Apple has officially flipped the server-side switch to implement this change.

This means that it is no longer possible to use an app such as iMazing to side load unsupported applications from your iPhone or iPad to your M1 Mac.

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11:57
Apple could owe $1.1 billion to VirnetX after...

The latest development in the almost decade-long battle between VirnetX and Apple could see the latter have to pay up to $1.1 billion in total damages. That’s the result of US District Judge Robert Schroeder today denying Apple’s request for a new trial along with other requests.

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11:56
With PC Sales on Fire in Q4, Apple plans to keep the...

Due to COVID-19, PC sales have been strong all year and on fire in Q4 according to the latest IDC report. Apple experienced the highest growth of any PC vendor in Q4 and Apple is going to feed the market's thirst for powerful PC's later this year with a redesigned MacBook Pro around June and a newly redesigned iMac...

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11:55
Rumor: Apple Could Release ‘Podcasts+’ to Compete...

The third rumor on Friday from Bloomberg involves Apple working on a podcast subscription service to compete with Spotify. Following its naming convention for other services it’s possible this service would be called Podcasts+.

(Original report from The Information, which is paywalled).

Podcast+ Rumor

In 2020 a report surfaced that said Apple was looking for an executive to lead a push into Apple original podcasts. The company wanted podcasts that were related to existing content on other services like...

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11:50
Tested: Anker Powerhouse 100 delivers AC and USB-C...

You’re reading Tested with 9to5Toys, where we explore everyday tech essentials that make life a bit easier. Browse through our entire guide for all of the latest reviews, and sound off in the comments below if there’s something you’d like to see featured.

Anker’s PowerHouse batteries have long been a favorite here at 9to5Toys. The latest of which arrives with a smaller design and capacity but still packs an AC outlet, which is one of the defining features of this line. With multiple USB-A and C ports along with a flashlight, this battery can do it all. Head below for an overview and brief hands-on of the Anker Powerhouse 100.

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11:50
'Hitman 3' players on Stadia can share...

Hitman III arrives next week, and those who check it out on Stadia will be able to share playable chunks of the game with others. Google is bringing state share to the entire World of Assassination trilogy when the latest entry hits Stadia on January...

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11:46
Judge denies new Apple & VirnetX trial, Apple...

As Apple's legal battle with VirnetX over FaceTime patent infringement nears an end, Apple may find itself owing the Nevada-based security company over $1 billion in interest and royalties.In a ruling published on Friday, Judge Robert W. Schroeder III rejected several of Apple's requests, including the demand for a new trial and limiting VirnetX's award to just under $114 million. According to Reuters, Apple had also requested that jurors should have been told that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office had deemed VirnetX's claims "unpatentable," but the request was ultimately denied.Furthermore, the judge confirmed that Apple owes $0.84 per unit for future infringements, which is what the jury set for a royalty. Apple was seeking no royalty, or $0.19 per unit, at various points in the trial and appeal process.

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11:38
Tim Cook Tells Parler to ‘Get Their Moderation...

Apple CEO Tim Cook said that Parler needs to “get their moderation together” in order to get back on the App Store. He made the comments in an interview with Fox News, due to be aired Sunday.

Parler App Store Ban Justified After ‘Incitement to Violence’

Mr. Cook told host Chris Wallace that after the riots in the U.S. Capital last week Apple “looked at the incitement to violence that was on Parler” and felt justified in removing it from the App Store. “We don’t consider that free speech and incitement to violence has an — has an intersection.”

When asked by Mr. Wallace whether that Parler’s removal was “just driving these people, these views further underground,” the Apple CEO responded:

Well, we’ve only suspended them, Chris. And so, if — if they get their moderation together, they would be back on there.

Mr. Cook added that Apple is “always trying to do the right thing” and that “we’ve never viewed that our platform should be a simple...

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11:35
iMac redesign in the works, half-height Apple...

If recent rumors are any indication, 2021 is going to be a landmark year for the Mac. A few hours ago, we saw reports stating that Apple will ship 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros with MagSafe, Apple silicon with more cores and enhanced GPUs, and a case redesign. Now, another report says that new iMacs and Mac Pros are coming this year, as well.

Rumor has it that the iMac will be redesigned to resemble Apple’s Pro Display XDR. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman on Friday reiterates the XDR-like redesign, with 21.5-inch and 27-inch models that have a screen with a much smaller bezel, no “chin,” and a flat back instead of the curved one the current iMac.

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11:29
Report: Apple TV+ free trials will extend to July

Last year, Apple extended free trials of Apple TV+ through February. Now, it looks like the company is going to keep the free ride rolling through the entire first half of 2021.

According to 9to5Mac, TV+ free trials will extend until July. If you currently have a free trial set to expire between now and the end of June, it will instead expire on your normal billing date in July.

When Apple did the same thing last October, the reason was obvious: the generous one-year trials that came with the purchase of nearly any Apple product were about to start ending, and the content offering was still quite poor. It’s safe to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a big impact on the production of Apple’s...

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11:26
Apple Watch may be able to detect coronavirus...

The Apple Watch may be able to detect if a wearer has coronavirus days before they are diagnosed or symptoms appear, a new body of research shows.Credit: Andrew O'Hara, AppleInsiderIn some cases, wearable devices like Apple Watch or Fitbit devices can predict a COVID-19 infection even before a user becomes symptomatic or the virus is detectable by standard tests, according to studies from a number of leading medical institutions (via CBS News).

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11:22
Apple extends existing Apple TV+ free trials for a...

The one-year free trial of Apple TV+ has been extended again, this time from February to July.Apple TV+ free trials extended againApple TV+ launched on Nov. 1, 2019, which means that those who were there for day one of the free trial would have started paying in November 2020. Apple then extended the free trial for eligible users to February 2021 to ensure they would stick around for season 2 content.

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11:20
Rumor: Apple Prepares MacBook Pros With MagSafe,...

A report on Friday claims that Apple is working on upgraded MacBooks for later in 2021 (via Bloomberg).

2021 MacBook Pro Upgrade

Two models codenamed J314 and J316 would be 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros. They will have MagSafe, upgrade processors and graphics, a new flat design (according to MacRumors), and the removal of the Touch Bar.

The return of MagSafe would let Macs charge faster than current USB-C Macs. With both MagSafe and the flat design, Apple may be wanting to bring its product line into parity.

One line at the end of the report mentions a MacBook Air redesign, but isn’t expected to appear until “long after the next MacBook Pros” which could indicate 2022.

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11:17
Apple TV+ Web App Gets an Update (Finally!)

The Apple TV+ web app has finally received a much-needed facelift.  The update makes the whole experience of using it a lot less clunky.

Apple TV+ Web App User Interface Update

As 9to5Mac noted, when there was only a fairly limited amount of content available on the web app was primitive, but usable. As the amount of content has increased, it has become increasingly unusable. The updated version now resembles the (also recently updated) TV app on Mac and iOS a lot more closely. It has the featured header, sections for the latest releases, and different genres. This means using the streaming service on a non-Apple device is more universal, and more pleasant experience. Access is available via...

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11:09
Rumor: Apple Plans iMac Redesign for 2021

A report on Friday suggests that Apple may be planning to redesign its iMac desktop computer. This would be the first major change since 2012 (via Bloomberg).

2021 iMac Redesign

The new design would be similar to the Apple’s Pro Display XDR with thinner bezels and the removal of the “chin” on the bottom. Two versions codenamed J456 and J457 would replace the existing 21.5-inch and 27-inch displays later in 2021.

This follows a rumor of a redesign of 2021 MacBook Pros that will feature flat sides, MagSafe and the removal of the Touch Bar in 14-inch and 16-inch models.

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11:00
MacRumors Giveaway: Win an X1 Keyboard and iPad...

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Satechi to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Slim X1 Bluetooth Backlit Keyboard and an Aluminum Desktop Stand for the iPad, both of which are Satechi's newest accessories.

Announced last week, the $70 Slim X1 Bluetooth Backlit Keyboard is a compact, travel-friendly keyboard that works with Apple's Macs and iPads. At 11 inches long and 4.5 inches wide, it tucks neatly in a bag or backpack for taking on the go, but it still has a full QWERTY layout.

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11:00
Apple is reportedly working on a major redesign for...

It turns the MacBook Pro may not be the only computer in Apple’s lineup to get some much-needed attention from the company’s design team. According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple is working on a major redesign of its venerable iMac all-in-one desk...

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10:55
Apple working on redesigned iMac, two Mac Pros,...

Apple is reportedly planning to release a redesigned iMac lineup with Apple Silicon chips, two new Mac Pro models, and a cheaper display in 2021.Credit: Andrew O'Hara, AppleInsiderThe redesigned iMac is said to be reminiscent of the Pro Display XDR, with all around slimmer bezels and no metal chin, sources told Bloomberg. The redesign, the company's first since 2012, is also said to see the iMac move away from a curved back to a flatter rear section.

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10:50
Apple Extends Free Apple TV+ Trials Until July

Apple is once again planning to extend its free Apple TV+ trial subscriptions, this time until July. When ‌Apple TV+‌ launched in November 2019, Apple offered free ‌Apple TV+‌ subscriptions to those who purchased a new Apple device in or after September 2019.

Those free subscriptions were set to expire in November 2020, but in October 2020, Apple announced that it was extending free trials through the month of January. Now it appears all free ‌Apple TV+‌ watchers will receive extended access until the end of July.

‌Apple TV+‌ subscribers who had a subscription set to expire anywhere in between January and June will gain extended access at no cost.

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10:45
Apple Plans Podcasting Subscription Service in...

Apple -- long considered the sleeping giant in the podcast space -- is waking up. The company, which runs the most widely used podcasting app in the industry, is discussing launching a new subscription service [Editor's note: the link may be paywalled; alternative source] that would charge people to listen to podcasts, The Information according to people familiar with the matter. From a report: Such a service could pose a threat to Spotify, SiriusXM, Amazon and other big companies that have in the past couple of years swallowed up podcasting production firms in an effort to gain more control of the podcast ad market. By charging for individual podcasts, Apple could potentially offer podcast creators a chance to make more money, drawing them to its orbit and away from rivals.


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10:40
Security Friday: Encryption Updates, Reviewing...
10:37
Apple again extends Apple TV+ free trials,...

Apple is again extending the free period for the Apple TV+ 1-year free trials given out with hardware. With the latest announcement, anybody with an Apple TV+ subscription that was set to expire from now until June will instead expire in 2021.

This means customers who took advantage of the ‘year free’ deal back when the service first launched will now be getting an additional 9 months of free access to Apple original shows and movies.

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10:23
Apple Working on Two New Mac Pro Desktops, One of...

Apple is developing two versions of the Mac Pro to succeed the ‌Mac Pro‌ that was first released in December 2019, according to a new report from Bloomberg.

The first updated ‌Mac Pro‌ is a direct successor to the current ‌Mac Pro‌ and it will use the same design. It may also be equipped with Intel processors rather than Apple silicon chips, and it could be one of the sole machines in the Mac lineup to continue to rely on Intel technology. Rumors suggest that most other machines are transitioning to Apple silicon.

The second machine will use Apple silicon chips and it will be less than half the size of the current ‌Mac Pro‌, putting it somewhere between the existing ‌Mac Pro‌ and the Mac mini. It will feature a...

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10:16
Apple highlights students shooting movies with...

The latest "Shot on iPhone" campaign highlights techniques used by student filmmakers in a new video.Apple highlights students shooting movies with iPhone 12 ProThe behind the scenes video shows off four films being made using the unique aspects of iPhone, like its small size and vertical aspect ratio. From stop motion using homemade props to full Hollywood-level productions, the video highlights how students can achieve beautiful shots with just an iPhone.

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10:15
Behind the Scenes With Student Filmmakers Working...

A new ‘Shot on iPhone’ video goes behind the scenes with four student filmmakers. They all reimagine cinema tradition in a different way, covering genres like classic noir, magical realism, and stop-motion animation. Two of the films will become available in full via Apple. The theme of the clip, perhaps unsurprisingly, is the flexibility an iPhone provides filmmakers with.

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10:14
While Apple's CEO's Full Interview on Fox...

Apple's CEO is to appear on 'Fox News' Chris Wallace this Sunday. The clips from the pre-taped interview indicate that one of the key topics will cover Apple's suspension of Parler and Big Tech censorship.

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10:14
Apple Developing Redesigned iMac With Slimmer Bezels...

Along with new redesigned 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, Apple also has major plans for other Macs in the Mac lineup. We've been hearing rumors about a redesigned iMac for more than a year now, and Bloomberg's Mark Gurman today shared a report that offers details on what to expect.

The new ‌iMac‌ models will feature slimmed down bezels around the screen, and the metal chin will be removed in favor of a design that's similar to the Pro Display XDR monitor that Apple released in 2019.

Rather than a curved rear design, the iMacs will feature a flat back, which is also a design that we're expecting to see with the upcoming MacBook Pro models, and prior rumors have described this as "...

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10:12
Apple Said to Be Working on Lower-Priced External...

Apple has started early development of a lower-priced external monitor that would be sold alongside its high-end Pro Display XDR, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. The display would be a consumer-oriented successor to Apple's previous Thunderbolt Display, introduced in 2011 for $999 and discontinued in 2016.

Thunderbolt Display

The report claims that Apple's new lower-priced display will feature reduced brightness and contrast ratio compared to the Pro Display XDR, which is priced at $4,999 before factoring in an optional $999 stand:As part of its revived Mac desktop efforts, Apple has started early development of a lower-priced external monitor to sell alongside the Pro Display XDR. Apple’s current monitor debuted in 2019 and costs $5,000 — before...

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10:10
Bloomberg: New iMac with Pro Display XDR design...

Following new details on the 2021 MacBook Pro refresh, Bloomberg now reports that Apple is also planning to release its first redesign of the iMac since 2012 later this year, as well as a lower-priced external monitor. There is also a new Mac Pro lineup in the works, the report says.

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10:06
Flashlight on iPhone - everything you need to know

It's just the light on the back of your iPhone, yet that flashlight is remarkably flexible — and there are so many ways to turn it on or off quickly.The Flashlight on the back of iPhones is remarkably versatile and quick to turn on or offApple first added an LED light to the back of its iPhone 4 in 2010. Before then, you could get apps that turned your iPhone screen bright white. And after then you could apps that made the LED stay on instead of just flashing as you took photos.

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10:05
Apple considering premium podcast service to compete...

Apple is reportedly mulling the release of a paid podcast subscription service, in an attempt to generate more revenue, and lure creators away from rivals like Spotify and Amazon.Credit: AppleAlthough details on the potential service are scarce, The Information reports that Apple is currently in discussions about launching the new premium podcasting service. The show would charge users money to listen to podcasts, presumably ones of an exclusive nature.

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10:05
Intel Has To Be Better Than 'Lifestyle Company...

Intel's new CEO, Pat Gelsinger, doesn't start his new role until February, but he's already prepping the company to take on Apple's M1 chips. From a report: The Oregonian, a local newspaper in Oregon where Intel maintains a large presence, reports that the chip maker held an all-hands company meeting yesterday, and Gelsinger attended. "We have to deliver better products to the PC ecosystem than any possible thing that a lifestyle company in Cupertino" makes, Gelsinger reportedly told Intel employees. "We have to be that good, in the future." Intel has been facing increased competition from both Apple and AMD recently. Apple announced its transition to its own silicon back in June, calling it a "historic day for the Mac." The transition has gone well, with M1-based Macs providing impressive performance and battery life compared to existing Intel-based Macs.

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09:56
HYPER Releases 60W USB-C Power Hub for Nintendo...

HYPER has released a new HyperDrive 60W USB-C Power Hub for Nintendo Switch. It contains a USB-C 45W PD 10Gbps port for host charging and data, a USB-C 18W PD for charging, a USB-A 7.5W 5Gbps port for charging & data, and an HDMI 4K60Hz HDR port. It serves as a 2-in-1 USB Charger & Data Hub and costs $99.99.

 

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09:44
∞ The Dalrymple Report: Dave’s mic, Amazon scams and...

You’ll finally here Dave’s new mic! After a false start last week, Dave worked out the issue and is ready to go. We talked about the start of the hockey season, Amazon scams, and Dave’s favorite webcam.

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09:43
Report: Apple in talks with production companies to...

More evidence has emerged of Apple’s plans to launch a podcast subscription service. The Information reports today that Apple is “discussing launching a new subscription service that would charge people to listen to podcasts,” but it’s “unclear when—or whether—Apple will launch the new service.”

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09:41
Apple Developing Podcast Subscription Service to...

Apple is considering launching a new subscription service that would be focused on podcasts, according to unnamed sources that spoke to The Information. The service would charge people to listen to podcasts.

By creating a paid podcasting service, Apple could potentially lure podcast creators with the promise of more money, stealing them away from other platforms like Spotify, SiriusXM, and Amazon.

Apple has long had a popular Podcasts app and has maintained a podcast distribution service on its Mac and iOS platforms, but Apple has not to date attempted to make money from it.

Over the course of the last couple of years, the podcast market has grown and Apple's rivals like Spotify have been snapping up major podcasting names, leading to consolidation in the industry. As The Information points out, Spotify has spent $800 million...

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09:38
Apple TV+ show 'For All Mankind' gets new...

Hit Apple TV+ show "For All Mankind" returns with some cast favorites and newcomers as viewers re-enter this alternate history drama set in 1983.'For All Mankind' Season two arrives February 19Season one of "For All Mankind" was one of Apple's first big hits on Apple TV+ and set the bar high for its original programming initiative. The season two trailer shows a time jump has occurred and how the Cold War may affect relations on the moon.

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09:33
Report: New MacBook Pro models will arrive this year...

Enlarge / This is the 16-inch MacBook Pro as it's being sold now. According to today's report, the new one will generally look quite similar. (credit: Samuel Axon)

According to a report in Bloomberg, Apple plans to launch new versions of its MacBook Pro laptops "around the middle of the year," and these machines will feature speed and display enhancements, as well as a return of the MagSafe charging design seen in MacBook computers several generations ago.

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09:25
Apple Plans Upgraded MacBook Pros With Return of...

Apple is planning upgraded MacBook Pro laptops this year with much faster processors, updated displays and the return of its magnetic charger, Bloomberg reported Friday, citing a person with knowledge of the plans. From the report: The new laptops are planned to come in two screen sizes, a 14-inch model codenamed J314 and a 16-inch version internally dubbed J316. Both will use next-generation versions of Apple's in-house Mac processors, upgraded with more cores and enhanced graphics, the person said, asking not to be named as the products are not yet announced.

These devices will mark Apple's first high-end laptops to move away from Intel components. The company updated its base 13-inch MacBook Pro with its own M1 chip in November, to broadly positive reviews. Beyond the more powerful chips, Apple is also planning to step up the displays in its new MacBook Pros with brighter, higher-contrast panels, the person said. The new Macs will look similar to the current versions,...

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09:22
All of the new HomeKit gear at CES 2021

The all-virtual CES 2021 was smaller than in previous years, but there was a large amount of HomeKit products revealed at the event. Here's a first-look at what to expect in 2021.Lutron

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09:19
Apple Shares Behind the Scenes Look at Creating...

Apple today shared a new "Shot on iPhone" video that offers a behind the scenes look at what it takes to create "Shot on ‌iPhone‌" movies.

The video features four student filmmakers reimagining cinema tradition in a new way and taking advantage of classic noir, magical realism, stop-motion animation, and more.

The videos were shot using one of Apple's new iPhone 12 devices, and the full films that were created with the iPhones will be coming to Apple's YouTube channel on January 19, January 26, and January 27.Tag: Shot on iPhone
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09:14
Apple Shares Trailer for Second Season of 'For...

Apple today shared the trailer for the second season of space drama "For All Mankind," which is set to premiere on Friday, February 19.

Created by Ronald D. Moore, "For All Mankind" is a sci-fi series that imagines what the world might have been like if the global space race had never ended and the space program had remained a priority. The story is told through the lives of NASA astronauts and engineers, along with their families.

The second season of "For All Mankind" picks up in 1983, a decade after the first season. At the height of the Cold War, tensions between the United States and USSR are at their peak. Reagan is president and the US and USSR are fighting over the resources available on the moon.Season two of the space drama picks up a decade later in 1983. It's the height of the Cold War and tensions between the United States and the USSR are at their peak. Ronald Reagan is president and the greater ambitions of science and space exploration are at threat...

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09:09
Bruce Springsteen Discusses ‘Letter to You’ and The...

Bruce Springsteen appeared on Apple Music Country to discuss his Apple TV+ documentary Letter to You. The Boss also discussed the integral importance of the E Street Band with host Tim McGraw on his Beyond the Influence show.

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09:08
'Touch Bar' Trending on Twitter Following...

First introduced in 2016, the controversial Touch Bar may be on its way out this year, with reputable Apple sources Ming-Chi Kuo and Mark Gurman indicating that Apple plans to remove the feature on new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models in 2021.

In a research note with TF International Securities, obtained by MacRumors, Kuo said that the Touch Bar will be replaced with a row of physical function keys, in line with previous-generation MacBook Pro models and the current MacBook Air. Gurman weighed in on the matter in a report with Bloomberg, claiming that Apple has tested new MacBook Pro models without a Touch Bar, and he was more decisive in a follow-up tweet.

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09:00
Apple TV+ premieres tense ‘For All Mankind’ season 2...

How would history divert from reality if the United States had lost the Space Race to the Soviet Union in the 1960s? Ronald Moore’s “For All Mankind” on Apple TV+ explores an alternative timeline in which America is second to the Moon in season one of the sci-fi series.

“We’re concerned the Soviets might be trying to introduce a new weapon.” That’s how the alt history storyline picks up in the midst of a Cold War escalation during the 1980s in season two. Today we have the most detailed look at what unfolds next as NASA struggles with a takeover by the Department of Defense.

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09:00
HomeKit Weekly: Looking for a wired outdoor camera?...

There are multiple types of HomeKit cameras, and they all have their strengths and weaknesses. I’ve previously reviewed the eufy outdoor cameras, and while I love them, they have to be charged once a year or so. If the opportunity to wire a camera is available, that’s a great option. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been testing the Logitech Circle View to cover part of my side yard, and it’s a fantastic HomeKit camera. Let’s dive into how it works with HomeKit.

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08:56
Apple’s latest MacBook hits all-time low in today’s...

Today’s best deals include $100 off Apple’s latest MacBook Pro, plus iPhone and Apple Watch discounts, and a new Anker sale. Hit the jump for all that and more in Friday’s edition of the 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

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08:36
Apple Car Speculated to Leverage Eye-Tracking...

The long-rumored Apple Car could use a "C1" chip based on the A12 Bionic processor and boast in-cabin AI capabilities such as eye-tracking, according to a highly-speculative report by analyst Colin Barnden for EETimes.

The report outlines the methodology and licensed technologies believed to be behind an Apple automotive-grade processor, which it tentatively calls the "C1" chip.

Since Apple will require a chip foundry with capacity for automotive processes, the report suggests that Samsung or TSMC could supply Apple. TSMC is believed to have been developing a 7nm automotive-grade process for some time, and Samsung has developed the Exynos Auto V9 SoC on its 8nm process.

With an understanding of the limitations of suppliers, the report suggests that the C1 could bear a close resemblance to the design of the...

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08:12
Apple CEO Tim Cook to talk Parler removal, free...

Apple CEO Tim Cook will sit down with Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace on Jan. 17 to discuss content moderation, free speech, and the company's removal of Parler from the App Store.Credit: Fox NewsFox News announced the interview with a pair of teaser clips released on Friday. In one clip, Wallace asks Cook how Apple decides to "balance free speech with objectionable content." The Apple chief executive responded by saying that it doesn't consider incitement to violence free speech.

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08:10
Best price: M1 Mac mini with 16GB RAM in stock, on...

Equipped with 16GB of memory, Apple's compact M1 Mac mini is back in stock and discounted to $835 with exclusive promo code savings.Best price on 16GB M1 Mac miniThe exclusive price cut is courtesy of Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama, delivering $64 in savings with promo code APINSIDER when used with this activation link.

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08:00
Charge all your devices at the same time with this 3...

by: Liz Sommer Charging all your devices from AirPods to Apple Watches to iPhones can be a major hassle. Get a break from the constant untangling of different cords with a 3-in-1 wireless charging pad for all your essentials. This Ultra-Thin Fast Wireless Charging Pad allows you to charge up to three devices at once without connecting individual cables.  This […]

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07:58
9to5Mac Daily: January 15, 2021– New MacBook Pro...

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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07:50
2021 MacBook Pro Rumored to Feature More Ports: Here...

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo today outlined his expectations for all-new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models later this year, including the return of the classic MagSafe charging connector, the removal of the Touch Bar, a new flat-edged design, and the return of more ports built into the notebooks for expanded connectivity.

One of the most controversial design changes to the MacBook Pro came in 2016, when Apple removed the majority of ports from the notebook, forcing users who still rely on I/O options like USB-A and HDMI to purchase adapters or docks. Apple used the removal of ports as an opportunity to tout its "thinnest and lightest MacBook Pro ever," but the decision was criticized by many users and even prompted a "dongle hell" meme.

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07:48
How to set up a home hub with Apple’s Home app

With Apple’s Home app, you can set up a home hub to control your HomeKit accessories while you’re away from your home, grant access to the people you trust, and automate your accessories to do what you want, when you want. The HomePod, HomePod mini, and Apple TV automatically set up as home hubs, so you can control your […]

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07:37
Tim Cook appearing on ‘Fox News Sunday’ this weekend...

Apple CEO Tim Cook will appear on Fox News Sunday this weekend with Chris Wallace, the network announced today. During the interview, Cook will talk about Apple’s decision to remove Parler from the App Store, as well as the broad idea of “big tech restricting free speech.”

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07:23
Apple Testing Vapor Chamber Thermal Tech For Next-...

Noted TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in a report on Friday said recent industry surveys indicate Apple is "aggressively" testing vapor chamber thermal systems for use in iPhone, suggesting the technology will make its way to the flagship handset in the near future. From a report: Kuo believes Apple is highly likely to incorporate vapor chamber tech into an upcoming iPhone model, though it is not clear if the system will be ready in time for 2021. Generally speaking, vapor chamber (VC) technology involves evaporation of a liquid (typically water) within a specialized heat pipe or heat retention structure that snakes its way through a device chassis. Heat from processors and other high load electronic components causes the liquid to evaporate into a vapor that spreads thermal energy through the evaporation chamber as it travels to areas of lower pressure. Fins or other condenser bodies remove heat from the vapor, which returns to a liquid state and is carried back...

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07:21
Comment: Can the 2021 MacBook Pro reports be right?

We’ve had a couple of reports today, each from solid sources, suggesting that we’ll see significant changes when the 2021 MacBook Pro models appear.

The two reports agree on most things, though there are some differences between them. Notably, Ming-Chi Kuo indicates that removal of the Touch Bar is a done deal, while Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman thinks it is merely being considered at this stage …

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07:21
Apple App Store, Google Play boot social media app...

Both Apple and Google have removed social media app Wimkin from their respective app stores as part of a growing crackdown on platforms that don't do enough to moderate content.Credit: WimkinBoth tech companies removed Wimkin, which bills itself as an "uncensored" platform for free speech, because of content that called for violence ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday. According to Wimkin founder Jason Sheppard, Apple pulled the platform because of posts related to the organization of a "Million Militia March" at the inauguration on Jan. 20.

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07:11
Apple Pages 10.3.9 - Apple's word processor...

Apple Pages is a powerful word processor that gives you everything you need to create documents that look beautiful. And read beautifully. It lets you work seamlessly between Mac and iOS devices, and even work effortlessly with people who use Microsoft Word.

Is Pages for Mac free?

Pages for Mac is a free word processor that comes installed on any iPhone, iPad, or Mac that you purchase today. If you don’t have Pages on one of these devices you can download it for free from the App Store and start using it right away.



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07:08
Numbers 10.3.9 - Apple's spreadsheet app from...

With Apple Numbers, sophisticated spreadsheets are just the start. The whole sheet is your canvas. Just add dramatic interactive charts, tables, and images that paint a revealing picture of your data. You can work seamlessly between Mac and iOS devices, and work effortlessly with people who use Microsoft Excel.



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07:07
Apple’s next MacBook Pros might dump the Touch Bar,...

After launching the first M1 MacBook Pro in November, all eyes have turned toward the next releases. According to two reports from the most accurate analysts in the business, they could deliver everything we want.

TFT Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reiterates rumors that a new 14-inch MacBook Pro is coming alongside a refreshed 16-inch model, both of which will feature the next generation of Apple silicon featuring “more cores and enhanced graphics,” according to a similar report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman.

They might also bring a new design. According to MacRumors, Kuo says the new models “cancel the curvy design of existing models’ top and bottom parts and adopt a flat-edged form factor design similar to the ‌iPhone 12.” Presumably, that’s referring to the corners of the case, but Kuo doesn’t offer any other clues. Gurman says the new MacBooks “will look...

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06:56
Amazon, 'big five' book publishers sued...

The 'Big Five' book publishers and Amazon have been accused of price fixing in a class action suit by the same law firm which successfully sued Apple over the same issue in 2011.In a near repeat of the case that Apple controversially lost ten years ago, the same law firm now wants to take Amazon to court over price fixing. The new allegation is that Amazon and the 'Big Five' publishing houses have colluded to keep prices high.The 'Big Five' publishers are Penguin Random House, Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, and Simon & Schuster. Seattle law firm Hagens Berman's suit, filed in New York, collectively refers to these publishers and Amazon as "co-conspirators."

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06:27
Apple files yet another patent for the rumored ‘...

Apple has filed for another patent (number 20210011289) for the rumored “Apple Glasses,” an augmented reality/virtual reality/mixed reality head-mounts display (HMD). One of dozens of patent filings for an HMD, this one is dubbed “head-mounted display for virtual and mixed reality with inside-outside positional, user body, and environment tracking.” The system would use computer vision […]

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06:20
Incoming Intel CEO demands better chips than '...

Intel's new CEO Pat Gelsinger is making some big promises as he prepares to start work at the company, targeting Apple directly from the start.Upcoming Intel CEO says company must beat Apple Intel has seen years of problems with its chip manufacturing business — essentially recycling the same processor with improved clock speeds or different heat management options. The previously dominant processor giant is slipping behind competitors rapidly, and the new CEO hopes the company can change course soon.

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06:18
Bloomberg: 2021 MacBook Pro to charge faster via...

Following a report from Ming-Chi Kuo offering a variety of new details on the 2021 MacBook Pro refresh, Bloomberg is out with its own report on the changes. The report adds additional details on the return of MagSafe, and teases a redesign for the MacBook Air.

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06:18
Suitcase Fusion 21.2.2 - Font management solution...

Suitcase Fusion is the creative professional's font manager.

Every professional font manager should deliver the basics: spectacular previews, powerful search tools, and efficient font organization. You have those basics covered. But there is a lot more you actually DO with fonts - namely traditional and web design. We can help with that too!

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  • Secure, professional font storage
  • Full-featured font previews allow you to compare fonts side-by-side
  • Auto-activation plug-ins for professional design applications, including Adobe Creative Cloud and QuarkXPress
  • Support includes OS X 10.9 Mavericks and Windows 8
  • See how fonts work side-by-side in paste-up style previews with QuickComp
  • Patented Font Sense technology fingerprints fonts for precise identification
  • Find similar fonts fast with QuickMatch
  • Web font enabled with WebINK and Google Font connections
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06:17
Incoming Intel CEO Derides Company's Inability...

Incoming Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger has said that the company must "deliver better products" than Apple, which he described as a "lifestyle company," and says that Intel's best days are "in front of it" (via The Oregonian).

Speaking at an Intel all-hands meeting yesterday, Gelsinger derisively implied that Apple is merely a "lifestyle company," so Intel must be able to surpass its technology:

"We have to deliver better products to the PC ecosystem than any possible thing that a lifestyle company in Cupertino. We have to be that good, in the future."

The jibe at Apple comes after the launch of Apple Silicon last year, which has begun to displace Intel chips inside Mac computers. The M1 chip, Apple's...

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06:15
Season two of ‘Servant’ begins today on Apple TV+

Season two of “Servant” premiers today on Apple TV+. And the series has already been renewed for a third season. “Servant” is a psychological thriller spearheaded by M. Night Shyamalan that follows a Philadelphia couple in mourning after an unspeakable tragedy creates a rift in their marriage and opens the door for a mysterious force […]

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06:15
Scosche introduces MagSafe Wireless Charger-...

SCOSCHE has introduced a new range of mounts that allow you to use the new Apple MagSafe Wireless Charger as an in-vehicle, hands-free phone mount. Designed specifically to work with Apple MagSafe chargers for the iPhone 12 series, these mounts hold and power the MagSafe. The mount comes with a Scosche PowerVolt 20W USB-C Power […]

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06:14
Season two of ‘Servant’ begins today on Apple TV+

Season two of “Servant” premiers today on Apple TV+. And the series has already been renewed for a third season.

“Servant” is a psychological thriller spearheaded by M. Night Shyamalan that follows a Philadelphia couple in mourning after an unspeakable tragedy creates a rift in their marriage and opens the door for a mysterious force to enter their home. It was renewed for a second season earlier this year, but the COVID-19 pandemic hindered the start of filming,

Apple TV+ is available on the Apple TV app in over 100 countries and regions, on over 1 billion screens, including iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, select Samsung, LG, Sony, and VIZIO smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices, PlayStation and Xbox consoles, and at tv.apple.com, for US$4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. For a limited time, customers who purchase a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, or iPod touch can enjoy one year...

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06:10
Here’s a look at what we can expect in upcoming M1...

Two well-known Apple pundits have weighed in on what we can expel in upcoming updates to the MacBook Pro — and they sound exciting. In a note to clients — as noted by MacRumors — analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says — Apple is planning two MacBook Pro models (14 and 16 inches) with significant design changes […]

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06:08
Is AppleCare+ worth it for AirPods, AirPods Pro, or...

Apple's tiny AirPods, AirPods Pro, and larger AirPods Max, are surely worth protecting under AppleCare+. Except Apple has run the numbers, and what it will — and won't — cover you for makes all the difference.Apple's AirPods and AirPods ProWe're not knocking Apple for this — AppleCare+ is worked out as carefully as any other company's insurance. But there are times when you can see the result of those calculations, such as with the limits on the coverage of AirPods, AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max.

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06:05
Here’s a look at what we can expect in upcoming M1...

Two well-known Apple pundits have weighed in on what we can expel in upcoming updates to the MacBook Pro — and they sound exciting.

In a note to clients — as noted by MacRumors — analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says — Apple is planning two MacBook Pro models (14 and 16 inches) with significant design changes and sporting, of course, the next version of Apple’s M1 chip that debuted with the 2020 MacBook Pro (13 inches), MacBook Air, and Mac mini.

Kuo says these are some of the features of the upcoming laptops, which he says he won’t see until the third quarter of the year:

° The new models cancel the curvy design of existing models’ top and bottom parts and adopt a flat-edged form factor design similar to the ‌iPhone 12‌.

° The ‌MagSafe‌ charging connector design is restored.

° The OLED touch bar is removed, and the physical function buttons are...

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06:00
Charge all your devices at the same time with this 3...

by: Liz Sommer

Charging all your devices from AirPods to Apple Watches to iPhones can be a major hassle. Get a break from the constant untangling of different cords with a 3-in-1 wireless charging pad for all your essentials. This Ultra-Thin Fast Wireless Charging Pad allows you to charge up to three devices at once without connecting individual cables. 

This pad is designed for you to charge iPhones and any Qi-...

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05:46
Season 2 of the Apple TV Series 'Servant'...

The second season of Servant begins today though Apple has oddly chosen to kick start the season with only a single episode...

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05:45
Apple launches $5 biopic movie sale: On the Basis of...

Apple has a new batch of movies deals out today for $5 focused on historical titles over the last 30 years. You’ll find discounts on iconic films like On the Basis of Sex, Malcolm X, Hotel Rawanda, and many more all on sale below. Each title will become a permanent part of your library of content, as well. Hit the jump for all of our top picks.

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05:31
Twitter plans for presidential transition;...

We’re learning of Twitter plans for handling the presidential transition, in terms of the official and unofficial accounts used by the White House.

Separately, a developer has used archived versions of videos posted on Parler to create an interactive map of video footage shot in and around the Capitol during the attempted coup …

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05:14
Synology announces RS1221+ and RS1221RP+ storage...

Synology has launched the RS1221+ and RS1221RP+ (redundant power) 2U. The 8-bay rack-mounted storage servers are built to deliver high performance in a space-efficient form factor, according to Michael Wang, Synology product manager. “ The RackStation RS1221+ and RS1221RP+ are the first of their series built around the AMD Ryzen V1500B processor. Wang says that, […]

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05:12
Using Open Source Software to Extend Apple’s HomeKit

Simon Bisson wrote a cool story for ZDNet. It involves using an open source tool called Homebridge that can be used to integrate smart home devices that don’t natively support HomeKit.

The plugin ecosystem is where Homebridge really excels. By having its own defined APIs, it’s possible for anyone with access to developer documentation to build a simple translation layer that links devices to HomeKit and to Home (and to Siri). Most of the plugins are on GitHub, so if you want additional features or support for alternative hardware, you can fork existing code and start to add your own features.

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05:11
CES 2021 report, MacBook docking tips, Bluetooth...

This week, on the AppleInsider Podcast, we discuss CES 2021 unveils of compelling accessories for iPhone and iPad, plus tips for docking your MacBook Pro — and beating Bluetooth issues.13-inch MacBook with Brydge vertical dockAmong the many announcements of interest to Apple users at this year's virtual CES, LG unveiled its first 4K OLED display. Then Anker revealed a line of MagSafe accessories and portable batteries, and Kensington previewed the iPad Pro StudioDock.

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05:00
How to set up a home hub with Apple’s Home app

With Apple’s Home app, you can set up a home hub to control your HomeKit accessories while you're away from your home, grant access to the people you trust, and automate your accessories to do what you want, when you want.

The HomePod, HomePod mini, and Apple TV automatically set up as home hubs, so you can control your home even when you're not in it, and run automations right away. Just make sure that you're signed in to iCloud on your iOS device or Apple TV with the Apple ID that you used to set up your HomeKit accessories in the Home app.

To set up an. iPad as a home hub

  1. Tap Settings > [your name] > iCloud and make sure that you're signed in to iCloud with the Apple ID that you used to set up your HomeKit accessories in the Home app.

  2. Scroll down and check that Home is turned on.

  3. Tap Settings > Home and turn on Use this...

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05:00
With the Galaxy S21, Samsung has finally figured out...

Apple isn’t exactly known for its low prices. The iPhone X was the first handset to cost more than a thousand bucks, the wheels for the Mac Pro cost $699, and just last month it launched a $549 pair of AirPods. Heck, it sells a charger that isn’t even very good for $129.

But when it comes to its phones, Apple consistently gets it right. It’s true that the most expensive iPhone 12 tops out at $1,399, but for the most part, the iPhone 12 is very attainable, even with 5G and OLED displays across the board. When compared to the top flagship phones of 2020, in fact, the iPhone 12 slides in well under the average premium Android handset.

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At $829, the iPhone 12 isn’t cheap, but compared to a $1,300 phone like the Galaxy Note 20 it seems like a bargain.

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04:48
Apple uses Shazam data to predict hot artists for...

Apple is using Shazam data to predict hot artists for 2021 – those who are not yet big names but have been Shazammed by lots of people lately.

It has been speculated that being able to use Shazam data in this way was one of the main reasons Apple was willing to pay $400M for the app back in 2017 …

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04:48
Apple files yet another patent for the rumored ‘...

Apple has filed for another patent (number 20210011298) for the rumored “Apple Glasses,” an augmented reality/virtual reality/mixed reality head-mounts display (HMD).

One of dozens of patent filings for an HMD, this one is dubbed “head-mounted electronic display device with lens position sensing.” The goal is to accommodate users with different interpupillary distances and make wearing the device comfortable. To do so, the left and right lens modules in Apple Glasses may be moved towards or away from each other. 

Interpupillary distance (PD) is a measurement of the distance between the centres of your two eyes and is dependent on whether you are buying eyewear for distance or close up.

To avoid excessive pressure on a user's nose, sensing circuitry such as proximity sensing circuitry may be used to detect relative positions between the left and right lens modules and facing surfaces of the user's nose. Control circuitry may...

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04:35
TSMC's CEO confirms that 3nm Processors are on...

In an April 2020 Patently Apple report we noted that "TSMC has disclosed that its 3nm technology development remains on track, with risk production scheduled for 2021 followed by volume production in the second half of 2022." Then in December we reported that TSMC had revealed a new 3nm-Plus chip for 2023 with Apple being the first customer signed on to use it. Today we're learning that ...

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04:30
TSMC 'on track' for testing 3nm Apple...

Apple Silicon processor supplier TSMC is reportedly on schedule to begin risk production of 3nm chips in 2021, with full volume production in the second half of 2022.Chip wafers [via Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.]After reports in July 2020 that it was close to finalizing its 3-nanometer processor technology, TSMC is now said to be on track to start risk production in 2021. Previous reports claim that Apple has bought up the entire 3nm production capacity, so it's almost certain that it is Apple Silicon for Macs or iOS that is to be made.

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04:30
Heads Up! We're migrating to a new host today

The day is finally here! The redesigned Apple World Today is scheduled to go live on a new platform designed to optimize browser loading speeds and make our lives as bloggers a bit easier. As you might expect, there may be some glitches later today and through the weekend.

First of all, the “old” site may still appear in your browser for several days showing the same content. If this happens, clear your browser cache and then bring up https://appleworld.today again. That should load the new website. How will you know it’s new? It will look a lot different…

Second, there may be times where the site is totally unavailable while Domain Name System (DNS) figures out where the new site is actually hosted. This should be a temporary situation — please just plan on coming back later in the day.

Finally, if you currently...

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04:19
SCOSCHE introduces MagSafe Wireless Charger-...

SCOSCHE has introduced a new range of mounts that allow you to use the new Apple MagSafe Wireless Charger as an in-vehicle, hands-free phone mount.

Designed specifically to work with Apple MagSafe chargers for the iPhone 12 series, these mounts hold and power the MagSafe. The mount comes with a Scosche PowerVolt 20W USB-C Power Delivery Car adapter that provides power to enable a MagSafe Charger to charge an iPhone 12 at 15W.

MagicMount MSC mounts are available in several options, at a price range from US$29.99 to $39.99, including: Window/Dash, Cup Holder, and a 4-in-1 kit that features: Swing-Arm Dash and vent, and Lock-Nut Vent and Dash. Not limited to in-vehicle use, the Window/Dash model is designed for home or office use when used with a home charger like the Scosche ReVolt QC, or PowerVolt 20W USB-C Power Delivery. 

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04:18
TSMC plans ‘risk production’ of 3nm chips as it...

Apple A-series and M1 chipmaker TSMC is planning to carry out what is known as risk production of 3nm chips later this year. A 3nm process will be used for future iPhones, although likely not until 2023.

Risk production is the stage at which a foundry has carried out purely internal testing, and believes that it is now ready to try the process on customer designs to see whether those can be successfully produced …

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04:02
Hype 4.1.3 - $49.99

Create stunning animated and interactive web content with Hype. Hype’s HTML5 output works on all modern browsers and mobile devices like iPhones and iPads. No coding required.

Hype’s free download includes 14-day fully functional trial and document viewer mode. In-App Purchases are available for Hype Standard and Professional editions, with discounts for previous owners.

Hype is an award-winning tool used by leading designers. Create animations which add a "wow" factor to web pages, infographics, presentations, digital magazines, ads, iBooks, educational content, app prototypes, portfolios, animated GIFs, videos, entire websites, and much more. From prototype to production, anyone can create rich interactive media with Hype.

Quickly Animate:

  • Easy to use keyframe-based animation system
  • Record mode watches your every move, automatically creating keyframes as needed
  • Create natural motion curves with bézier paths...
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04:00
Apple TV+ review: 'Servant' is still...

The series, returning for its second season on January 15, goes deeper into its strange mythology, but loses much of its compelling strength.Episode 1. Lauren Ambrose in "Servant," premiering January 15 on Apple TV+.When Servant debuted on Apple TV+ in October of 2019, it had a fantastic hook. A couple named Dorothy and Sean (Toby Kebbell and Lauren Ambrose) recently suffered the tragic loss of their baby son, and are caring for a creepy-looking doll in his place.

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04:00
Synology announces RS1221+ and RS1221RP+ storage...

Synology has launched the RS1221+ and RS1221RP+ (redundant power) 2U. The 8-bay rack-mounted storage servers are built to deliver high performance in a space-efficient form factor, according to Michael Wang, Synology product manager. “

The RackStation RS1221+ and RS1221RP+ are the first of their series built around the AMD Ryzen V1500B processor. Wang says that, compared to their predecessor1, they deliver 3.6x higher compute performance, which translates to faster performance in data management and backup tasks.

 At 12.1 inches and 16 inches deep, the RackStation RS1221+ and RS1221RP+ are less than half the depth of standard 2U rack-mounted devices. The units are configured with 4GB of DDR4 ECC memory, upgradable to 32GB. Its PCIe 3.0 slot enables upgrading to 10GbE with a compatible NIC, or adding NVMe cache via Synology M.2 cards and Synology SVN3000 series SSDs.

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04:00
WaterField AirPods Max Shield Case review: The case...

In my AirPods Max review, I noted that Apple’s headphones sound and feel great, but are perhaps a little on the heavy side and cost more than they’re worth. I also noted that the so-called Smart Case is neither smart nor a case, and is an absolutely embarrassing piece of junk.

Apple should have included a real case with the AirPods Max. In fact, for the price, it should have included a nice premium leather or nylon case. Fortunately, WaterField Designs has just such a case for $99 ($89 for the nylon version).

It’s absurd that you need to buy something like this after shelling out $550 for the headphones themselves, but that’s not WaterField’s fault. For its part, the company has made a simple and fantastic case that is reasonably price for what you get.

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04:00
Best of CES 2021: The smart home and home...

Attending a virtual tradeshow is a suboptimal experience, but these new offerings still made an impression.

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03:48
MagSafe return & better displays in 2021 MacBook...

A second report about forthcoming 2021 Apple Silicon MacBook Pro models echoes claims that they will include the return of MagSafe charging, and have better displays versus the 2020 counterparts.Following analyst Ming-Chi Kuo's claim that Apple will re-introduce MagSafe magnetic charging to two new MacBook Pro models, a separate source is confirming the same details. Specifically, the unnamed source says that there will be a 14-inch MacBook Pro and a...

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03:38
Rumor reports surfacing today point to new MacBook...

This morning we're learning more about the newly designed 2021 MacBook Pro and a new feature for the iPhone Pro possibly in the works

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03:34
Apple Orders Two-Part Oprah Winfrey Biographical...

Apple has ordered a two-part Oprah biographical documentary for its TV+ streaming service, reports Deadline.

Academy Award-winner Kevin MacDonald is re-teaming with Emmy-nominated producer Lisa Erspamer and her banner Happy Street Entertainment on the project. The pair previously made Whitney Houston biographical doc Whitney.The documentary will reportedly chronicle 25 years of American history "through the lens of one show and one woman who rose from humble roots to become a globally famous talk show host, producer, actress and philanthropist." MacDonald will direct, while Emmy nominee Rolake Bamgbose will serve as showrunner.

The project joins a growing list of shows Apple is working on with Winfrey's Harpo Studios, following a multi-year deal between the two companies that was inked...

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03:34
‘MacVoices Live!’: Jeff Carlson on webcams (part two)

Jeff Carlson recently took a look at several different webcams, and joins host Chuck Joiner on the new MacVoices Live! to wrap up his look at the hits and misses of webcams with two more examples. 

There’s an unintentional example of good and not-so-good audio. Carlson also offers thoughts on matching your needs and expectations with what is available in your laptop, in the dedicated webcam devices, and whether using an iPhone is for you.

MacVoices is an Internet show that delivers in-depth discussions with the most influential people in the Mac industry as well as the individuals who are out there making it happen on the front lines of the global Apple community. Founded as an audio program in 2005, the show has evolved into audio and video versions to offer the best of both worlds.

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03:19
TSMC to Begin Production of 3nm Chips This Year

Apple chipmaking partner TSMC is "on track" to begin risk production of a 3-nanometer fabrication process in 2021, followed by volume production in the second half of next year, according to the foundry (via DigiTimes).

"Our N3 technology development is on track with good progress," said TSMC CEO CC Wei at the company's earnings conference call on January 14. "We are seeing a much higher level of customer engagement for both HPC and smartphone application at N3 as compared with N5 and N7 at a similar stage."TSMC has been gradually miniaturizing its process over the years, going from a 16nm A10 chip in iPhone 7 models to a 7nm A14 chip in iPhone 12 models.

Apple will use a 5nm+ A15 chip for the 2021...

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03:19
Capture One 14.0.2 - RAW workflow software.

Capture One is a professional RAW converter offering you ultimate image quality with accurate colors and incredible detail from more than 400 high-end cameras -- straight out of the box. It offers state-of-the-art tethered capture, powerful digital asset management, extensive adjustment tools and a flexible workflow.

With an updated processing engine, market-leading performance and powerful new features, Capture One is the professional choice in imaging software. You get the highly responsive precision tools you need to create stunning images from your camera's RAW files in a time-saving workflow that can be customized to fit your needs.

Note: Listed price is an amount per month for one camera when billed annually. More info here



Version 14.0.2:
New camera support:

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03:15
FastestVPN review: A good choice for VPN newbies

We like simplicity when it comes to VPN services. Even if they stuff a ton of extra features into the app, it’s important that regular users can still navigate it. That’s one of the attributes that we like about FastestVPN. It also supports 10 simultaneous connections instead of the usual five.

Note: This review is part of our best VPNs roundup. Go there for details about competing products and how we tested them.
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03:15
Rumor: Netflix testing spatial audio support for...

This could lead to something nifty. Netflix is rumored to be testing spatial audio support for AirPods Max and AirPods Pro users, and could launch the feature with a “small catalog” in the spring. Per French website iPhonesoft, which cited a Netflix employee, the company has been testing the feature for December 2020. While no […]

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03:00
iOS 14.4 beta code indicates possible warnings about...

It looks like iOS 14.4 will crack down on questionable aftermarket camera parts. Following the second beta of iOS 14.4 to developers and public testers, user Stever Moser discovered code indicating that Apple will be introducing a new warning on iPhones that have had their camera repaired or replaced with aftermarket components rather than genuine […]

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02:44
Apple adds warning over third-party cameras in iOS...

The latest beta release of iOS 14 reveals that Apple is about to add cameras to its series of on-screen warnings when non-Apple parts are used in iPhone repairs.The iPhone 12 Pro camera moduleAs it already does when you get your iPhone screen replaced by a third party, or they install a non-Apple battery, Apple is now going to warn users about cameras. The new iOS 14.4 beta shows that if a repair shop does not use a camera from Apple, users will see an on-screen...

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02:28
First Episode of 'Servant' Season Two...

The first episode in season two of "Servant," a horror thriller produced by M. Night Shyamalan, is now available to watch on Apple TV+.

The series follows a Philadelphia couple who are in mourning after losing their child. Their baby, Jericho, is replaced by a reborn doll that the mother thinks is real, and a strange nanny, Leanne, is hired to look after the doll. After Leanne arrives, bizarre things happen to the family.

The show stars Lauren Ambrose, Nell Tiger Free, Rupert Grint, and Toby Kebbell. The first season, which is still available to watch, was popular with ‌‌Apple TV+‌‌ subscribers, and Apple renewed Servant shortly after it launched. New episodes are set to be released on a weekly basis.Tags: Apple TV Shows, Apple TV Plus...

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02:09
First Episode of ‘Servant’ Season Two Now on Apple...

The first episode of season two of Servant from M. Night Shyamalan is now available on Apple TV+. Further episodes will be released on a weekly basis. Of course, you can still catch up with the full first season too.

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02:01
Apple Maintained Its Dominant Share of the Wearables...

Apple maintained a strong lead in the true wireless headphones market in 2020, with its popular AirPods making up over a quarter of all shipments, based on a new report.

According to Counterpoint Research, Apple products comprised 29% of true wireless stereo (TWS) shipments in Q3 2020, while its Apple Watch made up 28% of all smartwatch shipments. With respect to the wearables market – divided into five segments, of which earwear and wristwear comprise the majority of devices – Apple consistently outperformed the competition, despite its products typically costing more than rival offerings.

"Apple's powerful iOS ecosystem, typically comprised of consumers with larger disposable incomes, has been the main driver for growth – especially in terms of revenues," said senior Counterpoint analyst...

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Thursday January 14

23:36
Bloomberg: Next-Generation MacBook Pro to Offer...

Following today's report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo outlining major changes for the next-generation MacBook Pro models coming in the third quarter of this year, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has weighed in with his own report corroborating some of the details but seemingly differing a bit on others.

First, Gurman shares more details on the return of MagSafe charging to the MacBook Pro, indicating that it will indeed be a similar design to the previous incarnation of ‌MagSafe‌ on Mac notebooks. Gurman also says the shift back to dedicated ‌MagSafe‌ charging will allow for faster charging speeds.

Gurman says the new MacBook Pro models will...

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22:46
Keynote 10.3.9 - Apple's presentation designer...

Easily create gorgeous presentations with the all-new Keynote, featuring powerful yet easy-to-use tools and dazzling effects that will make you a very hard act to follow.

The Theme Chooser lets you skim through an impressive collection of 30 new and updated Apple-designed themes. Once you’ve chosen the perfect canvas for your presentation, simply replace the placeholder text and graphics with your own words and images. Easy-to-use tools let you add tables, charts, shapes, photos, and videos to slides--and bring it all to life with cinematic animations and transitions that look as though they were created by your own special effects team. Animate your data with new interactive column, bar, scatter, and bubble charts.

Use iCloud to keep your presentations up to date across all your devices. You can instantly share a presentation using just a link, giving others the latest version and the ability to edit it directly with Keynote for iCloud beta from...

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22:28
Apple testing vapor chamber thermal tech for next-...

Noted TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in a report on Friday said recent industry surveys indicate Apple is "aggressively" testing vapor chamber thermal systems for use in iPhone, suggesting the technology will make its way to the flagship handset in the near future.Kuo believes Apple is highly likely to incorporate vapor chamber tech into an upcoming iPhone model, though it is not clear if the system will be ready in time for 2021.Generally speaking, vapor chamber (VC) technology involves evaporation of a liquid (typically water) within a specialized heat pipe or heat retention structure that snakes its way through a device chassis. Heat from processors and other high load electronic components causes the liquid to evaporate into a vapor that spreads thermal energy through the evaporation chamber as it travels to areas of lower pressure. Fins or other condenser bodies remove heat from the vapor, which returns to a liquid state and is carried back to areas of high...

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21:41
Kuo: Two redesigned MacBook Pro models with MagSafe...

Apple is predicted to release two new MacBook Pro models sporting an "all-new design form factor" in the third quarter of 2021, according to noted TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.Kuo in a note to investors on Friday said he expects Apple to launch MacBook Pro variants boasting 14-inch and 16-inch displays, a new "flat-edged" design reminiscent of iPhone 12 and MagSafe charging capabilities.The next-generation models will ditch the much maligned OLED Touch Bar in favor of physical function buttons, according to the analyst. Some users laud the Touch Bar's flexibility, but the component's utility has not been fully realized as only a handful of developers have incorporated the dynamic control strip into their apps.

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21:36
Kuo details 2021 MacBook Pro: new design with...

Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo today released some interesting details about the upcoming MacBook Pro. Kuo describes this as the first major redesign of the laptop in five years. The new MacBook Pro will feature 14-inch and 16-inch sizes and feature ARM Apple silicon instead of Intel CPUs.

However, Kuo shares some much more surprising tidbits, namely that the Touch Bar will be gone in favor of physical function keys, the MagSafe charging connector returns along with more built-in IO ports that mean most users will not need to purchase additional dongles according to Kuo …

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21:33
Apple Stores in capital area to temporarily close...

Apple is temporarily shuttering brick-and-mortar stores surrounding the nation's capital in Washington, D.C., in preparation of Inauguration Day on Jan. 20.Source: Tommy McFLY via TwitterBoth Apple Stores in the District of Columbia — Apple Carnegie Library and Apple Georgetown — closed their doors on Thursday as police, the National Guard and other state and federal law enforcement agencies brace for expected unrest. The stores will remain shut through Jan. 20, according to Apple's retail webpage.

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21:32
Kuo: New MacBook Pro Models to Feature Flat-Edged...

Apple is working on two new MacBook Pro models that will feature significant design changes, well-respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said today in a note to investors that was obtained by MacRumors.

According to Kuo, Apple is developing two models in 14 and 16-inch size options. The new MacBook Pro machines will feature a flat-edged design, which Kuo describes as "similar to the iPhone 12" with no curves like current models. It will be the most significant design update to the MacBook Pro in the last five years.

There will be no OLED Touch Bar included, with Apple instead returning to physical function keys. Kuo says the MagSafe charging connector design will be restored, though it's not quite clear what that means as Apple has transitioned to USB-C. The refreshed MacBook Pro models...

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21:00
Apple's Shazam Shares 2021 Popular Music...

Shazam, the music discovery and identification app owned by Apple, today shared a Shazam Predictions 2021 playlist that's available on Apple Music. The playlist features a list of 50 songs from up-and-coming artists that Shazam believes are "poised to make a splash."

The data was calculated using Shazam's predictive algorithms, with the 50 tracks hand-selected from ‌Apple Music‌'s global editorial team. The songs all show early and consistent momentum in Shazam activity along with discovery in more than one country, which Shazam says are early indicators of future growth.

Of the 50 new songs in the playlist, ‌Apple Music‌ chose five artists to spotlight as those to watch out for in 2021 and beyond.

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20:59
Thunderbird 78.6.1 - Email client from Mozilla.

As of July 2012, Thunderbird has transitioned to a new governance model, with new features being developed by the broader free software and open source community, and security fixes and improvements handled by Mozilla.

Thunderbird is a free, open-source, cross-platform e-mail and news (NNTP) client developed by the Mozilla Foundation. The project strategy is modeled after Mozilla Firefox, a project aimed at creating a Web browser.



Version 78.6.1:

Changes

  • MailExtensions: browserAction, composeAction, and messageDisplayAction toolbar buttons now support label and default_label properties

Fixes

  • Running a quicksearch that returned no results did not offer to re-run as a global search
  • Message search toolbar fixes
  • Very long subject lines distorted the message compose and display windows, making them unusable
  • Compose window: Recipient addresses that had not yet...
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19:42
VOCOlinc to launch HomeKit-compatible camera later...

Earlier today, accessory maker VOCOlinc announced a new humidifier compatible with HomeKit and other smart home systems. Now the company is also working on its first intelligent camera for its security-focused product lineup — and it will be compatible with Apple’s HomeKit.

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19:41
Washington, D.C. Apple Stores close ahead of...

Apple is temporarily closing its Washington, D.C. retail stores ahead of the United States presidential inauguration. Five stores in the Washington metro area will close through at least January 21 in the interest of employee safety and well-being. 

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19:30
Sony expands it 360 Reality Audio ecosystem, adding...

The 3D object-based immersive-audio system gets a suite of new services and devices.

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19:21
iOS 14.4 will alert users about non-genuine cameras...

Starting with iPhone 11, Apple has added an alert in iOS that tells the user when the device has a non-genuine display — which was later expanded to third-party internal batteries as well. And now iOS 14.4 will alert users when it identifies non-genuine cameras on the iPhone.

more…

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18:15
JBL unveils Tour-, Tune-, and Live-branded wireless...

Several new models in those product lines caught our attention.

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16:31
Apple Planning to Bring Music and Podcasts Apps to...

Apple is working to bring Music and Podcasts apps to the Microsoft Store, according to a report from 9to5Mac that cites unnamed sources. Apple is allegedly testing Music and Podcasts apps for Microsoft's platforms in a private beta capacity at this time.

There is no word on whether the apps will be compatible with Windows PCs or if they are being developed for Microsoft's Xbox consoles. Apple in November released an Apple TV app that is compatible with the Xbox One, Series X, and Series S, so it's possible future Podcasts and Music apps will also be limited to consoles.

Apple could be planning to release these apps on Windows following the discontinuation of iTunes on the Mac, however. Right now, Apple...

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16:16
Apple rumored to deliver Apple Music and Podcasts...

A rumor on Thursday claims Apple is developing native Apple Music and Podcasts apps for dissemination on the Microsoft Store, though it remains unclear if the company plans to replace iTunes for Windows.Citing sources familiar with the matter, 9to5Mac reports Apple is testing Music and Podcasts apps for Microsoft platforms as part of a closed beta process. The apps could make their way to the Microsoft Store later this year.While not revealed in the report, Apple could be working on an iTunes replacement for Windows. The once-ubiquitous — and bloated — media management hub was split into distinct apps and system services with the introduction of...

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15:34
A Second Apple Patent Supporting Future MacBook...

One of the first granted patents of 2021 was covered in our report titled "Apple has been Granted a Pair of 2-Way Charging Patents for a Future MacBook Pro that could Recharge iDevices and more," as illustrated in our cover graphic. Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to this very technology in a patent application titled "Wireless power transfer system and devices."

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15:24
Apple working to release Music and Podcasts apps on...

Apple began hiring engineers to “build the next generation of media apps for Windows” in 2019, which resulted in the Apple TV app for Xbox last year. 9to5Mac has now learned that the company is working to bring Music and Podcasts apps to Microsoft Store, which could be released to the public later this year.

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15:20
Medical Study Suggests iPhone 12 With MagSafe Can...

AmiMoJo shares a report from 9to5Mac: When Apple revived MagSafe with the iPhone 12 lineup, one question brought up was how these latest devices with more magnets would interact with medical devices like pacemakers. Apple's official word was that iPhone 12/MagSafe wouldn't interfere more than previous iPhones. Now one of the first medical studies has been published by the Heart Rhythm Journal that saw a Medtronic pacemaker deactivated by holding an iPhone 12 near it (via MacMagazine. It doesn't sound like there is concrete evidence that iPhone 12 and MagSafe do pose a greater risk of increased interference but with this study out now, we may see more testing in the medical field to find out for sure. Of course it's not just iPhones or smartphones that can create interference issues, it can be any item that contains magnets strong enough create a problem.

As you'd expect, the short-term solution is to keep iPhones and other devices away from pacemakers and other similar...

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15:09
macOS Big Sur 11.2 Beta 2 Removes Feature Letting...

macOS Big Sur 11.2 beta 2, which was released yesterday, eliminates a feature that allowed Apple apps bypass third-party firewalls, security tools, and VPN apps, according to reports from ZDNet and security researcher Patrick Wardle.

‌macOS Big Sur‌ 11 included a ContentFilterExclusionList that let Apple's apps like the App Store, Maps, iCloud, and more to avoid firewall and VPN apps that users had installed. These apps were not able to filter or inspect traffic for some built-in Apple apps.

Security researchers believed that the feature, found last October, was a major...

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15:04
Epic Games Submits Complaint Against Apple in UK

The latest move in the Epic v Apple legal battle involves the former expanding its complaint to other countries. This was made public [PDF] by the Competition Appeal Tribunal of the UK.

This is an important argument to make on behalf of consumers and developers in the U. K. and around the world who are impacted by Apple and Google’s misuse of market power. Epic is not seeking damages from Apple or Google in the U. K., Australia or the U. S., it is simply seeking fair access and competition that will benefit all consumers.

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14:34
Rumor: Netflix testing Apple’s Spatial Audio feature

After adding offline mode or Dolby Atmos, Netflix is looking to make Spatial Audio available to Apple customers who view its content, according to iPhoneSoft. Spatial Audio has been available to owners of AirPods Pro and AirPods Max since September 2020. It’s designed to deliver surround sound and 3D audio via headphones. Spatial Audio involves […]

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14:32
Rumor: Netflix testing Apple’s Spatial Audio feature

After adding offline mode or Dolby Atmos, Netflix is looking to make Spatial Audio available to Apple customers who view its content, according to iPhoneSoft.

Spatial Audio has been available to owners of AirPods Pro and AirPods Max since September 2020.

It’s designed to deliver surround sound and 3D audio via headphones. Spatial Audio involves microphone arrays that can be embedded in an electronic device to facilitate a means for capturing and rendering spatial (3D) sound. The microphone signals of a microphone audio (multi-channel sound pickup) capture a 3D sound scene. 

3D audio rendering can be described as the processing of an audio signal (such as a microphone signal or other recorded audio content) so as to yield sound produced by stereo speakers, surround-sound speakers, speaker arrays, or headphones that...

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14:23
Two-part documentary on Oprah Winfrey coming to...

Apple has ordered a two-part biographical document on Oprah Winfrey for its Apple TV+ streaming service, reports Deadline. Academy Award-winner Kevin MacDonald is re-teaming with Emmy-nominated producer Lisa Erspamer and her banner Happy Street Entertainment on the project, he’ll direct the doc. The pair previously made Whitney Houston biographical doc “Whitney.” According to “Deadline,” the […]

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14:21
Two-part documentary on Oprah Winfrey coming to...

Apple has ordered a two-part biographical document on Oprah Winfrey for its Apple TV+ streaming service, reports Deadline.

Academy Award-winner Kevin MacDonald is re-teaming with Emmy-nominated producer Lisa Erspamer and her banner Happy Street Entertainment on the project, he’ll direct the doc. The pair previously made Whitney Houston biographical doc “Whitney.”

According to “Deadline,” the doc will “chronicle 25 years of American history through the lens of one show and one woman who rose from humble roots to become a globally famous talk show host, producer, actress and philanthropist. 

Winfrey and Apple signed a multi-year deal in 2018. Currently streaming are three results of the pact: “The Oprah Conversation,” “Oprah’s Book Club,” and “Oprah Talks COVID-19.”

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14:21
Rumor: Netflix is planning to offer immersive...

According to Apple, Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking brings theater-like sound that surrounds you from the movie or video you're watching, so that it seems as if the sound is coming from all around you. Today we're learning that Netflix is planning to bring Spatial Audio ...

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14:04
Apple TV+ orders two-part biographical documentary...

Apple has ordered a two-part biographical documentary about Oprah Winfrey for its Apple TV+ service, according to a new report.Credit: AppleThe documentary will chronicle 25 years of American history through the lens of Winfrey, "who rose from humble roots to become a globally famous talk show host, producer, actress and philanthropist," Variety reported.

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14:00
Achieve your 2021 goals with this 10-course career...

by: Liz Sommer As you set New Year’s resolutions for 2021 and refocus on self-development, a great way to get started is with the 2021 Career & Self Development Master Class. This online training includes 10 courses and over 450 lessons on building your resume, skill set and confidence for your career and everyday life.  With courses […]

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Apple Releases the Trailer for 'Cherry,' a...

(Click on image to Enlarge) Back in September Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Lands a new Drama title 'Cherry' about a Former Army Medic who gets addicted to Oxycontin when returning to the U.S." The $40 million film is based on Nico Walker’s semi-autobiographical New York Times bestselling novel, which centers on a former Army medic (played by...

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13:52
Netflix Allegedly Testing Spatial Audio Support for...

Netflix is working on adding support for the spatial audio feature built into the AirPods Pro and the AirPods Max, according to a report from French site iPhoneSoft.

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The site says that it spoke to an unnamed Netflix employee in the United States who said that support for spatial audio is in the works.

The rumor has not yet been confirmed by another source as of yet, but iPhoneSoft says that the feature is set to launch in the spring with a "small catalog" of titles to begin with.

Spatial audio is an ‌AirPods Pro‌ and ‌AirPods Max‌ feature that brings movie theater-like sound to Apple's earbuds and headphones, making audio sound three dimensional. Spatial audio uses the gyroscope and...

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13:40
Pad & Quill Debuts New MagSafe-Compatible iPhone...

Pad & Quill today announced the launch of a new series of iPhone 12 cases, all of which are MagSafe-compatible and designed to work with Apple's newest iPhone 12 devices.

The Traveler LeatherSafe ‌iPhone 12‌ case is made from artisan leather with a built-in magnetic ring and a secure tension fit that shapes to the ‌iPhone 12‌.

It features two-meter drop protection and the design leaves ports and cameras accessible. The volume buttons are functional and accessible through the leather. The Traveler Case is priced from $59.95 to $69.95 and is available for the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and...

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13:39
Netflix reportedly testing spatial audio support for...

Netflix is reportedly testing spatial audio support for AirPods Max and AirPods Pro users, and may launch the feature with a "small catalog" in the spring.Credit: Thibault PeninThe streaming giant has reportedly been testing the feature since December 2020, according to French website iPhonesoft, which cited a Netflix employee.

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13:37
Portable Air Heater with Detachable Hand Warmer: $84...

We have a deal on the Nordic Hygge Värme, an innovative portable heater that comes with a detachable hand warmer that you can bring anywhere with you. Inside the portable hand warmer is something called Phase Changing Wax that can capture the heat and hold the temperature around up to 122°F/55°C for up to an hour. The company says the space heater part of the device can heat small spaces in as little as 3 seconds. It’s $84.99 through our deal.

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13:34
Apple TV Lands a new Film by Scott Ridley that will...

Apple has landed the Joaquin Phoenix and Ridley Scott reteam "Kitbag." Phoenix will star as the French military leader and emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte, in the film that will track his origins and, as the logline reads, "swift, ruthless climb to emperor, viewed through the prism...

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13:26
AirPods Spatial Audio Could Arrive on Netflix

As I noted last year in my AirPods Pro editorial, Spatial Audio is a great audio experience. It can be found on Apple TV+ and Disney+, but not Netflix. But a recent rumor claims Netflix is testing it.

The iPhoneSoft report doesn’t include specific information on when Netflix will roll out spatial audio report, instead only vaguely suggesting a spring release with a “limited” catalog.

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13:16
Apple TV+ orders two-part Oprah Winfrey biographical...

A new two-part biographical documentary focused on Oprah Winfrey is reportedly in the works at Apple TV+. Deadline reported that the documentary is being conceived by a team with close ties to Winfrey.

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13:12
Samsung Introduced new Galaxy Phones today with...

Samsung held their annual Galaxy Unpacked 2021 today and released a host of devices. Below you'll find a series of Samsung videos. You could watch the full keynote or just the highlights. We also have a series of brief individual product overviews so that you could just choose the products you want to know about and in what order. All in all, the videos are better than reading press releases.

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13:00
Epic Games amplifies antitrust complaint against...

Epic Games has widened its legal dispute with Apple, submitting a new complaint in the U.K. that slams the decision to remove "Fortnite" from the App Store.Credit: Epic GamesThe complaint, filed with the U.K. antitrust tribunal and made public Thursday, claims that Apple's move to pull "Fortnite" from the App Store was unlawful. It also alleges that Apple abused its "dominant position," Bloomberg reported.

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12:49
How to make an iPhone a wireless hotspot

Whether you're traveling or experiencing a temporary internet outage, your iPhone can allow your other devices to connect to the internet. Here's how you can set up and connect to a personal hotspot on your iPhone.Apple makes it extremely easy to set up a personal hotspot using any cellular-enabled iOS device, such as an iPhone or an iPad with an active cellular plan. You'll just need a few seconds and your iOS device of choice to get started.How to make your iPhone or cellular iPad a hotspot

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12:44
Epic claims Apple abused its ‘dominant position’ in...

Epic Games‌ says Apple's decision to remove Fortnite from the App Store was illegal, and it wants Apple to allow Fortnite back into the British ‌App Store‌, according to Bloomberg.

The complaint, filed with the U.K. antitrust tribunal, also claims that Apple abused its "dominant position.” Epic makes three specific claims of anti-competitive practices in the filing: Apple reserving itself as the sole channel for app distribution on iOS; using its dominant position to charge "unfair prices" for distribution; and Apple's response to Epic's introduction of "price competition.”

This is all part of an ongoing legal battle between Apple and Epic. On Aug. 13, 2020, Epic Games announced that it had introduced a new direct payment option in the Fortnite app for iPhone and iPad, allowing players to...

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12:40
Netflix reportedly testing spatial audio support for...

Netflix is reportedly quietly testing support for iOS 14’s new spatial audio functionality. According to a report from iPhoneSoft, citing an anonymous Netflix developer, the company has been testing spatial audio support on iPhone and iPad since December.

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12:36
Apple TV+ picks up Ridley Scott’s ‘Kitbag’ featuring...

The latest film that Apple TV+ has picked up is Ridley Scott’s “KitBag.” The movie centers around Napoleon’s origin story and his “swift, ruthless climb to emperor.” Joaquin Phoenix is slated to play the French ruler.

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12:15
Apple TV+ movie 'Cherry' gets dramatic...

Apple has debuted the first trailer for Apple TV+ drama "Cherry," featuring Tom Holland and his character's struggle with addiction and PTSD.'Cherry' starring Tom Holland on Apple TV+"Cherry" is an intense coming-of-age drama based on the best-selling book of the same name. The movie will air in theaters first then come to Apple TV+ two weeks later.

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12:14
Epic Games Expands Fortnite Legal Dispute With Apple...

Epic Games has submitted a complaint to the United Kingdom's Competition Appeal Tribunal, expanding its Fortnite legal battle with both Apple and Google to another country.

According to Bloomberg, ‌Epic Games‌ is claiming that Apple's decision to remove Fortnite from the App Store was unlawful, and the company is aiming to get Apple to allow Fortnite back into the British ‌App Store‌.

In a statement provided to MacRumors, ‌Epic Games‌ said that the filing with the Competition Appeal Tribunal is "an important argument" that it is making on behalf of consumers and developers in the UK.‌Epic Games‌ has launched legal proceedings against Apple and Google in the United Kingdom, expanding its fight to advance fair...

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12:11
Oprah Winfrey Documentary Coming to Apple TV+

A two-part biographical documentary about the life of Oprah Winfrey looks to be on its way to Apple TV+. According to Deadline, it will track a-quarter-of-a-century in the U.S. through the lens of Ms. Winfrey and her show.

Team Behind ‘Whitney’ Working on Apple TV+ Oprah Winfrey Doc

The project is being led by the team by Academy Award-winner Kevin MacDonald and Emmy-nominated producer Lisa Erspamer. The two combined for the Whitney documentary about Whitney Houston. Furthermore, Ms. Erspamer produced The Oprah Winfrey Show between 1999 and 2009. Ms. Winfrey herself has been an integral part of Apple TV+ since its launch. She currently hosts The Oprah...

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12:07
Apple continues to dominate the ‘wearables’ market...

Based on the latest figures from Counterpoint Research’s TWS Market Tracker and Smartwatch Model Tracker, premium products continued to lead the wearables market, with Apple products comprising 29% and 28% of TWS (“true wireless stereo hearables”) and smartwatch shipments, respectively, in the third quarter of 2020.

Those products are, of course, AirPods/AirPods Pro and the Apple Watch.

“Apple’s powerful iOS ecosystem, typically comprised of consumers with larger disposable incomes, has been the main driver for growth – especially in terms of revenues,” says Counterpoint Research Senior Analyst Liz Lee. High-end stalwart Samsung has also performed consistently.”

The research group says that TWS and smartwatches...

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12:06
Apple TV+ website gets first UI update since the...

The Apple TV+ experience for web browser users has been improved today, with a new homepage interface that mirrors the design seen in the TV app when navigating to the Apple TV+ tab.

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12:00
Epic Games calls on Apple to reinstate Fortnite to...

Epic Games is doubling down on its legal battle with Apple in the UK. As first reported by Bloomberg, Epic has made a new filing in the UK slamming Apple for its decision to remove Fortnite from the App Store, saying that the company is abusing its “dominant position” in the market.

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12:00
Achieve your 2021 goals with this 10-course career...

by: Liz Sommer

As you set New Year’s resolutions for 2021 and refocus on self-development, a great way to get started is with the 2021 Career & Self Development Master Class. This online training includes 10 courses and over 450 lessons on building your resume, skill set and confidence for your career and everyday life. 

With courses in job interview prep, resume writing and searching for your dream vocation, these 20 hours of educational content will set you up for success on...

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11:46
This is How Seriously Apple Takes Partner Secrecy

Apple, as we all know, loves secrecy. No wonder Hyundai did a quick retreat when it confirmed talks about an Apple car. But, CNBC revealed, the burden placed on partners can go even beyond that.

One example is Corning, which supplies glass for iPhones. Apple has paid the company at least $450 million since 2017 and has highlighted it in its own press releases as an example of an American manufacturing company it supports. But its CEO said earlier this year he wasn’t comfortable talking about the relationship until Corning’s new stronger glass was mentioned during the recent iPhone 12 launch livestream. “I have to tell you that it feels not quite right to use Apple’s name out loud. I still don’t think I’ve ever done that. Inside the company, we have a codename for Apple, we never even say ‘Apple’ inside the company,” Corning CEO Wendell Weeks said on an earnings...

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11:45
Gamers spent a lot more time playing on Steam in 2020

With most of us spending much more time at home than usual in 2020, it's hardly a shock that we spent many of those hours playing games. Valve has revealed Steam stats that show just how much we relied on games to get us through lockdowns and the shi...

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11:41
Apple TV+ Guide: Here are all the Apple TV shows and...

Apple TV+ offers exclusive Apple original TV shows and movies in 4K HDR quality. You can watch across all of your screens and pick up where you left off on any device. Apple TV+ costs $4.99 per month. Here’s every Apple original television show and movie available now on Apple TV+, as well as the latest trailers …
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11:39
Apple posts trailer for upcoming Apple TV+ series, ‘...

Apple has posted a trailer for the upcoming Apple TV+ series, “Cherry,” which debuts March 12. It’s the first film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo since “Avengers: Endgame.”

In the film, an adaptation of the best-selling novel by Nico Walker, Tom Holland (“Spider-Man,” “The Devil All The Time”) plays Walker, a young Cleveland man who, after being spurned by the love of his life, joins the army before she returns to tell him she has made a mistake and they belong together. He becomes an Army medic in Iraq and sees violence and carnage no one should. 

Returning with a raging case of undiagnosed PTSD, he is prescribed the opiate Oxycontin. Soon, he and his young wife — played by Ciara Bravo (“Small Engine Repair”) move from pills to heroin, and he turns to robbing banks to pay their debts and feed their habit.

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11:35
NASA says 2020 tied 2016 for the warmest year on...

Depending on what group of scientists you ask, 2020 was either tied or second only to 2016 as the warmest year on record. Measuring against a baseline of mean temperatures between 1951 to 1980, NASA concluded that the average global temperature of th...

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11:27
Fed by iPhone 12 cash, TSMC pouring $28B into tech...

After a blockbuster quarter driven by the iPhone 12, Apple supplier TSMC says it will spend as much as $28 billion in capital spending in 2021, with much of that amount allocated to expanding its technological lead.Credit: TSMCThe company's capital spending target is a massive increase from the previous year's $17.2 billion target. About 80% of the spending in 2021 will be devoted toward advanced chip technologies such as 3nm manufacturing processes. Some of its capital spending will also be allocated toward building a plant in Arizona to help supply its U.S. clients.

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11:23
Samsung's $30 SmartTags Beat AirTags to Launch

Alongside new flagship smartphones, Samsung today announced the launch of its Galaxy SmartTags, item trackers that seem to be similar in design and functionality to Apple's long-rumored AirTags that have yet to launch.

Design wise, the Galaxy SmartTags have a squircle shape with a small cutout at the top that's designed to accommodate a key ring or strap for attaching it to various items. The SmartTags measure in at 1.54 inches x 1.54 inches x 0.39 inches. Apple's ‌AirTags‌ are rumored to be round in shape, but we don't yet know for sure what they'll look like.

The Galaxy SmartTags are Bluetooth-enabled (using Bluetooth LE 5.0) and can connect to a smartphone to relay an item's position. Samsung is not using the more advanced Ultra Wideband technology that allows for more precise positioning information to be...

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11:13
Apple’s App Store Connect and TestFlight seeing...

Two of Apple’s important developer tools are seeing downtime. Apple says “some users” are seeing problems with App Store Connect App Processing and TestFlight.

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11:11
Trailer for Apple Original Film ‘Cherry’

Apple released the trailer for its upcoming original film, Cherry, on Thursday. Starring Tom Holland and directed by the Russo Brothers, it tells the story of a young man’s journey through romance, war, drug addiction, and crime as he struggles to find his place in the world. It will become available on Apple TV+ on March 12.

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11:10
Apple Shares Trailer for Upcoming Tom Holland Movie...

Apple today shared the official trailer for "Cherry," an upcoming Apple TV+ film starring Tom Holland. Cherry is premiering in theaters on February 26, and will then launch on ‌Apple TV+‌ on March 12.

Apple paid more than $40 million for the worldwide rights to "Cherry," which is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. "Cherry" is a crime drama that's an adaptation of a novel by Nico Walker.

In "Cherry," actor Tom Holland plays a Cleveland man named Walker who joins the army after being spurned by a girlfriend. He becomes an Army medic in Iraq and is traumatized from the experience, suffering from PTSD.

Walker is prescribed Oxycontin to treat his PTSD, and that eventually leads to a heroin addiction. To pay for drugs, Walker begins robbing banks.

"Cherry" joins several other ‌Apple TV+‌ movies including "Hala," "The Banker," and "Greyhound."

In other ‌Apple TV+‌ news, Apple has ordered a...

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11:09
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Pixelmator Shares Free Photo Presets From...

Pixelmator wrote on Thursday that it will share three collections of color adjustment presets. These have been each designed by a photographer and shared for free. Paolo Baretta’s style is “characterized by cold delicate colors and a nostalgic, intimate mood, uniting my empathy with the loneliness of the human being.” Oladimeji Odunsi’s style is “more of people and portraits because I get to represent the part of the community I’m from and my style tries to include more vibrant colours/tones, contrasts and shadows.” Finally, Lan Nguyen’s style is “I...

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11:02
Scosche launches three iPhone 12 MagSafe mounts for...

Wrapping up its time at CES, Scosche is out today with three new MagSafe mounts for iPhone 12. The latest MagicMount options include a window/dash mount, cup holder mount, and a 4-in-1 kit that let’s users get the perfect view of their iPhone in cars and at home.

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11:00
Instacart tries to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations...

Instacart has been covering some COVID-19 costs for shoppers, and that now includes vaccines — although its latest help might not thrill everyone. As of February 1st, the grocery delivery service will give eligible American and Canadian shoppers a $2...

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10:54
Google Buys Fitbit, Set to Challenge Apple in Fitness

Google has completed its acquisition of Fitbit, the company confirmed Thursday. Reuters reported that the deal is worth $2.1 billion. The proposed acquisition recently gained EU approval.

Google’s Fitbit Acquisions “About Devices, Not Data

In a blog post, Rick Osterloh, Google’s Senior Vice President, Devices & Services, looked to dampen any fears users might have around privacy:

Your privacy and security are paramount to achieving this and we are committed to protecting your health information and putting you in control of your data. This deal has always been about devices, not data, and we’ve been clear since the...

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10:53
Belkin Recalls Portable Wireless Charger Over Fire...

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported on Thursday that Belkin is voluntarily recalling its portable wireless charger + stand over fire and shock hazards. These chargers are sold in Apple stores online and in retail.

Belkin Portable Wireless Charger + Stand

An estimated 2,280 units sold between July 2020 and October 2020 are affected. The device is a portable 10,000 mAh power bank and stand in one. An issue with the power supply unit can cause the device to overheat and either catch fire or shock people.

Belkin advises people with this charger to immediately unplug it and...

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10:52
Apple encryption is a balance between user...

A new study says the iPhone isn't as locked down as it could be for the sake of user convenience — but there are steps that you can take to secure your data.Face ID is a convenient way to access your encrypted iPhoneMost important data today is encrypted at rest and end-to-end encrypted when being transferred, like with Apple's iMessage. This means most bad actors cannot get to your most precious data without first unlocking your device.

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10:44
Arturia updates the MicroFreak synth with three new...

When Arturia launched the MicroFreak in early 2019 I said “there's nothing stopping Arturia from adding more oscillators down the road through firmware updates.” They have born that out time and time again. In January of last year it added a noise so...

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