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Sunday September 19

14:00
Here's When You Can Download iOS 15 and iPadOS...

As announced at Apple's "California Streaming" media event on September 14, the public release of iOS 15 will be on Monday, September 20. iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15 will be arriving on the same date, while a release date for macOS 12 Monterey has yet to be announced.

While we know iOS 15 is coming on September 20, Apple has not specified exactly what time of day it will be released. We can, however, make an educated guess as to the release timing.

The most frequent time of day for Apple software releases is right around 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. In some parts of the world, this corresponds to times early in the morning of the following day, and Apple's regional websites for some of these...

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13:13
Mark Gurman: 2022 will be a ‘stronger showing’ for...

In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman says 2022 is certain to be a “stronger showing” for Apple devices than 2021. 

How much stronger? “As many as three new Apple Watch models, a major iPhone upgrade, revamped Mac Pros and...

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13:13
Mark Gurman: 2022 will be a ‘stronger showing’ for...

In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman says 2022 is certain to be a “stronger showing” for Apple devices than 2021. 

How much stronger? “As many as three new Apple Watch models, a major iPhone upgrade, revamped Mac Pros and...

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13:13
Mark Gurman: 2022 will be a ‘stronger showing’ for...

In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman says 2022 is certain to be a “stronger showing” for Apple devices than 2021. 

How much stronger? “As many as three new Apple Watch models, a major iPhone upgrade, revamped Mac Pros and...

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13:13
Mark Gurman: 2022 will be a ‘stronger showing’ for...

In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman says 2022 is certain to be a "stronger showing” for Apple devices than 2021.

The post Mark Gurman: 2022 will be a ‘stronger showing’ for new Apple devices appeared first on Apple World Today.

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13:06
Pixalate: 59% of removed Apple App Store apps had no...

Fifty-nine percent of Apple and 25% of Google delisted apps had no privacy policy detected, according to the the first half (H1) 2021 Delisted Apps Report from the advertising analytics firm Pixalate — as noted by VentureBeat.

On Apple, 60% of delisted apps from China had no privacy policy detected. On Google, 26% of delisted apps from Russia had no privacy policy detected. In addition, 66% of delisted Google apps had at least one “dangerous permission,” 27% had access to GPS coordinates, and 19% could access the camera.

In total, more than 813,000 apps with over nine billion downloads were removed from the Apple App Store and Google Play, according  to Pixalate. And 86%+ them targeted children aged 12 and under.

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13:06
Pixalate: 59% of removed Apple App Store apps had no...

Fifty-nine percent of Apple and 25% of Google delisted apps had no privacy policy detected, according to the the first half (H1) 2021 Delisted Apps Report from the advertising analytics firm Pixalate — as noted by VentureBeat.

On Apple, 60% of delisted apps from China had no privacy policy detected. On Google, 26% of delisted apps from Russia had no privacy policy detected. In addition, 66% of delisted Google apps had at least one “dangerous permission,” 27% had access to GPS coordinates, and 19% could access the camera.

In total, more than 813,000 apps with over nine billion downloads were removed from the Apple App Store and Google Play, according  to Pixalate. And 86%+ them targeted children aged 12 and under.

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13:06
Pixalate: 59% of removed Apple App Store apps had no...

Fifty-nine percent of Apple and 25% of Google delisted apps had no privacy policy detected, according to the the first half (H1) 2021 Delisted Apps Report from the advertising analytics firm Pixalate — as noted by VentureBeat.

On Apple, 60% of delisted apps from China had no privacy policy detected. On Google, 26% of delisted apps from Russia had no privacy policy detected. In addition, 66% of delisted Google apps had at least one “dangerous permission,” 27% had access to GPS coordinates, and 19% could access the camera.

In total, more than 813,000 apps with over nine billion downloads were removed from the Apple App Store and Google Play, according  to Pixalate. And 86%+ them targeted children aged 12 and under.

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13:06
Pixalate: 59% of removed Apple App Store apps had no...

Fifty-nine percent of Apple and 25% of Google delisted apps had no privacy policy detected, according to the advertising analytics firm Pixalate.

The post Pixalate: 59% of removed Apple App Store apps had no privacy policy appeared first on Apple World Today.

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13:02
iPhone 13 orders start shipping, but you probably...

Some early pre-orders of the iPhone 13 range are being dispatched by Apple, but while the notifications that orders are on their way are being received by some customers, it doesn't mean the iPhone will turn up before its September 24 street date.Following after Friday's opening of pre-orders for the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and the iPhone 13 Pro Max, Apple has been inundated with orders for its newest smartphone line. Customers keen to get their hands on the new models are now starting to see notifications that their order has "shipped" to them.Customers checking the status of their order through the App Store app may see that the iPhone has gone past Processing and Preparing to Ship, and is now residing at the stage of Shipped. In some cases, customers have posted to social media about...

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11:45
How to watch The Morning Show season two

The second season of Apple’s star-studded drama series The Morning Show has launched on Apple TV+, starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston. Here’s what it’s all about.

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11:02
3-in-1 Apple Watch, AirPods & iPhone Charger is...

iLounge has a special deal on the 3-in-1 Apple Watch, AirPods & iPhone Charger, which allows you to power up your iPhone, AirPods Case ...

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The post 3-in-1 Apple Watch, AirPods & iPhone Charger is 28% Off appeared first on iLounge.

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11:01
Get the official MagSafe charger for your new iPhone...

The Apple MagSafe charger is a must-have if you’re planning to buy the latest iPhone 13. Today, you can save $12 when you buy ...

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The post Get the official MagSafe charger for your new iPhone 13, now only $27 appeared first on iLounge.

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11:00
iOS Private Relay feature will not appear in Russia

Russia has been added to the list of countries and regions where Private Relay will not be available. The Private Relay feature for the ...

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10:59
Outer plastic wrap gone from iPhone 13 packaging

Apple’s commitment to reducing material used on its products showed itself recently in an online photo of the iPhone 13 packaging, where the outer ...

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10:58
A Guide To The New iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini

Here are the highlights of the new iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini from the Apple Event.

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10:58
AppleCare+ extensions arrive in Spain, Italy and...

Apple users in Spain, Italy and France can now get extended warranty through the AppleCare+ option. A new support document was uploaded for those ...

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10:55
iPhone 13 Orders Begin Shipping From Apple Ahead of...

Apple has started shipping out iPhone 13, ‌iPhone 13‌ mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ Max orders to customers who pre-ordered one of the new devices on Friday, September 17.

Many orders will still say "Preparing to Ship" in Apple's ordering system and will continue to do so until later this week, but customers in the United States who are receiving their devices through UPS can use the UPS My Choice feature for tracking purposes or can track through a reference number like a phone number or an order number.

UPS My Choice is free to use and well worth checking out for those in the United States who want to keep an eye on their upcoming shipments. If you've ordered a new device and it's shipping via UPS, details should be available soon if they're not already available...

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10:17
Tim Cook talks the need for privacy and exciting AI...

After being named one of the "titans" in Time's list of the 100 most influential people of 2021, Apple CEO Tim Cook talked to the publication about the environment, privacy, and his excitement of AR and AI.On Wednesday, Tim Cook was named alongside 99 other businesspeople, artists, athletes, musicians, and government officials in the unranked Time list. In a follow-up discussion published on Sunday, Cook talks about a number of subjects close to his heart, and Apple itself.On his decade-long tenure as Apple CEO, Cook claims the biggest thing he learned is that he has even more to learn.

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09:58
First iPhone 13 pre-orders now shipping ahead of...

Just two days after pre-orders began, Apple has now started shipping the first batch of iPhone 13 orders to to early buyers. Unfortunately, however, this doesn’t mean you should expect your iPhone 13 pre-order to arrive any earlier than the September 24 release date.

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09:18
Do iPhone 12 cases fit the new iPhone 13?

The iPhone 13 is here and it features a design that is nearly identical to the iPhone 12, with flat edges, an edge-to-edge display, and more. Unfortunately, however, there is one small change that means your iPhone 12 cases won’t fit your new iPhone 13.

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08:44
Apple has been Awarded Six Design Patents covering...

On Friday, the Hong Kong Patent and Trademark Office granted Apple four design patents for the redesigned 2021 iMac along with two additional patents for the iMac's new keyboard with Touch ID built-in. In addition, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted Apple two design patents for "Retail Fixtures" on Tuesday.

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08:41
Best Deals Sept. 19 - Target bonuses with $100 Apple...

Sunday's best deals include a $10 Target eGift card with purchases of $100 Apple Gift Cards, $150 off a dual VESA monitor arm, and more!Shopping online for the best discounts and deals can be an annoying and challenging task. So rather than sifting through miles of advertisements, check out this list of sales we've hand-picked just for the AppleInsider audience.You'll find more than just Apple products here. Each section is organized by product type or brand and can contain anything from furniture to iPhone cases.

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07:59
MacBook Pro & AirPods 3 still expected in 2021,...

Apple is still planning to bring out new Macs and AirPods before the end of 2021, a report claims, but users may have to wait until 2022 for other major product debuts to occur.Apple's California Streaming event saw the introduction of the iPhone 13 range, as well as updates to the iPad, iPad mini, and Apple Watch Series 7. With those launches in progress, attention now draws to what Apple will unveil next.In Sunday's Bloomberg "Power On" newsletter, Mark Gurman claims there are still some products set to be unveiled in 2021,...

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07:30
Gurman: New AirPods Pro and Redesigned iPad Pro...

In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman shared his expectations for future Apple products.

Gurman still expects new MacBook Pros and AirPods to be announced by the end of 2021, but he doesn't anticipate any other groundbreaking product launches until at least next year. Looking ahead to 2022, Gurman said Apple plans to debut several products, including new AirPods Pro, a redesigned iPad Pro, a revamped Mac Pro tower with Apple silicon, a redesigned MacBook Air with Apple silicon, as many as three new Apple Watch models, and more.

Gurman and Bloomberg's Debby Wu previously reported that the new AirPods Pro will feature new motion sensors for fitness tracking, and they said Apple has also tested a smaller design that eliminates the stems below the...

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07:18
Report: 60% of the apps delisted from the App Store...

The “H1 2021 Delisted Mobile Apps Report” from Pixalate shows that more than 813,000 apps were delisted in the first half of 2021 across the Google Play Store and Apple App Store with more than 86% of these apps targeting children age 12 and under.

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The post Report: 60% of the apps delisted from the App Store didn’t have a privacy policy appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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06:58
How To Type Numbers On iPhone ABC Keyboard

Here’s a Quick Tip from Mac Geek Gab 889 on how to easily type numbers on your iPhone without having to switch to the numbers keyboard.

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06:43
Poll: What’s your favorite iPhone 13/iPhone 13 Pro...

The iPhone 13 was announced during the “California Streaming” event this week. With pre-orders already available and Apple giving a first look in all of the new colors, which is your favorite one?

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06:13
WhatsApp 2.2136.10 - Desktop client for WhatsApp...

WhatsApp is the desktop client for WhatsApp Messenger, a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. WhatsApp Messenger is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone, and Nokia and yes, those phones can all message each other! Because WhatsApp Messenger uses the same internet data plan that you use for email and web browsing, there is no cost to message and stay in touch with your friends. In addition to basic messaging WhatsApp users can create groups, send each other unlimited images, video and audio media messages.



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  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.



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06:08
Ireland and Italy's Data Protection Regulators...

One of the big issues that Google Glass faced back in 2013 was the perception by the public that their privacy could be invaded by those wearing this first generation device. That issue is now in the spotlight again with European regulators over new smartglasses by Facebook/Ray-Ban

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06:02
Antitrust probe in India finds Google abused the...

Google acted in an anticompetitive way in India, the country's antitrust regulator determined, with the search giant allegedly using its "huge financial muscle" to force its apps to be preinstalled onto Android devices to enable access to the Google Play store.In 2019, a complaint was made to the Competition Commission of India by two antitrust research associates and a law student, triggering a probe by the regulator into Google's practices. Two years later, a 750-page report has determined that Google is in the wrong.According to the report, seen by Reuters, Google made it hard for device vendors to use alternate versions of Android, and used its clout to coerce them into preinstalling its apps on their devices...

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00:25
How to use Terminal to securely erase free space on...

If you’re selling an old Mac, a spare hard drive, or you’re just quite paranoid about your deleted data, you’re either familiar with—or should be familiar with—the Erase Free Space button on the Erase tab in Disk Utility (found in your Applications -> Utilities folder).

When you click this button, you’re presented with three options for securely erasing the free space on your hard drive: write over the free space with zeros (fast and relatively safe), write over the free space three times (more secure, very slow), or write over the free space seven times (extremely slow).

I use this feature whenever I sell an old machine. First I format the drive and install a fresh copy of macOS, then I use Disk Utility to erase the free space (typically the one-time write-with-zeros option). This gives me a good sense of security, as it would take a team of dedicated professionals, and possibly special hardware, to have some chance of recovering any of my deleted data—though I...

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Saturday September 18

14:45
Watch SpaceX's all-civilian spaceflight return...

SpaceX's all-civilian Inspiration4 spaceflight is coming to an end, and the company wants to be sure you see those last moments. The firm is livestreaming its Crew Dragon capsule's return to Earth starting at 6PM Eastern, with an expected splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean near Florida at 7:06PM. You can watch the stream below.

The mission saw Shift4 chief Jared Isaacman and three other civilian crew members (Hayley Arceneaux, Sian Proctor and Chris Sembroski) conduct scientific research around the effects of spaceflight on the human body. It also served as a fundraising campaign for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, which relies primarily on donations to advance cancer-fighting medicine.

This is the shortest occupied Crew Dragon flight to date. The earlier...

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14:15
Telegram blocks Russian opposition leader's...

The Russian government still has a strong influence on Telegram despite lifting a ban last year. RadioFreeEuropereports Telegram has temporarily blocked all of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's Telegram chat bots during voting in the country's parliamentary election this weekend. Company founder Pavel Durov said Telegram would obey an election law barring campaigning during elections, calling the law "legitimate."

The move comes despite the nature of the bots and Durov's past statements. One of the bots, Smart Voting, was only meant to identify candidates that could unseat the dominant United Russia party, not just Navalny's Russia of the Future party. Durov also decried Apple and Google removing the Smart Voting mobile app from their...

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14:03
Hands on with GoPro Hero 10 Black: A whole new level

The new GoPro Hero 10 Black may have a nearly identical outward appearance as the 2020 model, but it's a whole new beast of an action camera.GoPro Hero 10 Black continues to impressImpressive new performance

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13:02
Harley-Davidson will sell its retro-inspired e-bike...

Don't worry if you were disappointed that Harley-Davidson's first e-bikes didn't include that eye-catching vintage model. As Electreknotes, Harley's Serial 1 brand now plans to sell a highly similar retro bike, the MOSH/TRIBUTE, in "late Q4" (read: December). Pre-order it for $5,999 and you'll get the MOSH/CTY's underpinnings with looks that would seem right at home in the 1950s, including fat white Schwalbe Super Moto-X tires, a honey-hued leather...

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12:49
Tesla kills referral programs for cars and solar...

If you were hoping to score a few thousand Supercharging miles from Tesla referrals, we're afraid you may already be too late. In a notice on its website spotted by Electrek, Tesla said that "vehicle products and solar panels are no longer eligible for Referral awards" as of September 18th. The company's only active program at the moment is for the Solar Roof, which awards referrers with monetary rewards of up to $500 and free Powerwalls. 

Tesla's referral program has changed tremendously over the years. The automaker used to promise new Roadsters for top referrers and up to six months of free Supercharging. That eventually became too expensive to be sustainable, so the company decided to axe the program. Tesla...

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12:24
Should you update your Apple Watch to watchOS 8 when...

The Release Candidate version of watchOS 8 is here and it will be released to the general public on Monday. After three months of beta testing, here’s everything you need to know about Apple’s newest update for Apple Watch.

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12:18
Amazon has banned over 600 Chinese brands as part of...

Have you noticed some well-known tech accessory makers disappearing from Amazon? Those aren't just rare incidents — they're part of a larger campaign. In a response to The Verge, Amazon has confirmed a South China Morning Postreport that the internet giant has banned over 600 Chinese brands (spread across 3,000 seller accounts) over review fraud incidents. These firms intentionally and repeatedly violated review policies banning incentivized reviews, Amazon said.

The online retailer first broke word of the figure in an interview with VP Cindy Tai on the state-controlled network China Central Television. It...

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12:15
How to use Taptic Time on the Apple Watch

If you don't want to disturb anyone when finding out the time on your Apple Watch, you could try Taptic Time. Here's how to feel what time it is in watchOS.You can silently get your Apple Watch to tell you the time, using the Taptic Engine. Like other watches, the Apple Watch has, as its core function, the ability to tell users the time. It seems obvious, but considering all of the features the Apple Watch has, it's something that can be easily forgotten about.

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11:17
Elon Musk says Starlink internet service will leave...

SpaceX's Starlink satellite broadband might not be considered a test for much longer. Elon Musk told Twitter users that Starlink should exit beta "next month" — that is, sometime in October. You could theoretically could use the quicker-than-usual service in more countries, or at least without the stigma of beta testing involved.

The company had aimed for complete worldwide coverage by September. To date, the beta has been largely limited to North America and parts of Europe, with notable exceptions like Australia, Chile and New Zealand. Planned expansions are so far limited to Mexico and Japan, but SpaceX has registered subsidiaries in countries like the Philippines and South Africa.

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11:02
Protect and Position Your iPhone 12 Perfectly on...

Achieve a wireless and convenient car dashboard setup for your iPhone 12 and get quality screen protection at the same time. Today, the Belkin ...

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The post Protect and Position Your iPhone 12 Perfectly on Your Car Dashboard with the Discounted Belkin Bundle appeared first on...

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11:01
Latest iPad Mini doesn’t get faster mmWave 5G...

The 6th generation iPad mini recently launched, with one feature being 5G support. However, it’s worthy to note that it doesn’t carry the faster ...

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The post Latest iPad Mini doesn’t get faster mmWave 5G technology appeared first on iLounge.

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11:01
Apple iPhone 13 and 13 Pro Pre-Order page shows ‘You...

Preorders for the newly-announced iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 are set to go live online at 5am Pacific Time. Ahead of the opening, ...

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The post Apple iPhone 13 and 13 Pro Pre-Order page shows ‘You’re Early’ banner appeared first on iLounge.

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11:00
Apple replaces Apple Watch SE charging cable

Apple Watch SE buyers will now get a magnetic fast charger with USB-C connection instead of the standard USB-A Magnetic Charging Cable. The company’s ...

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10:58
What To Know About The New iPad Mini

Let’s talk about the new iPad Mini introduced at the September 14th Apple Event. Want to learn more? Find the full discussion in Mac Geek Gab 890.

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09:56
Apple's leather cases for iPhone 13 Pro: Hands...

Apple's supremely soft leather cases have once again been updated for the latest batch of iPhones. Ahead of the iPhone 13 release, we go hands-on with all the new colors.Apple's new leather casesSize and fit

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09:50
Valve's second Steam Next Fest starts October...

Valve didn't wait long to hold its second Steam Next Fest. The Vergereports the games extravaganza (formerly the Steam Game Festival) is now slated to take place October 1st through October 7th. You'll see a range of upcoming games, including livestreams and chats, but the highlight may be the demos. Most notably, IGNsays you'll get to try No Man's Sky creator Hello Games' Steam release of The Last Campfire.

Other game demos will include Ludomotion's Unexplored 2, The...

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09:16
Amazon's $299 iPad 9th Gen, $459 iPad mini 6...

Matching the lowest prices we've seen on Apple's new 10.2-inch iPad (9th Generation) and iPad mini 6, Amazon is knocking $30 to $40 off preorders. Prices start at just $299.2021 iPad savingsAs we reported earlier this week, Walmart initiated the price war by dropping Apple's newly announced iPad 9th Generation to $299 and Amazon has now matched the $30 discount on the 64GB, Wi-model. Looking for additional storage space or Wi-Fi + Cellular functionality? Check out the best 2021 iPad prices in...

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09:00
ICYMI: We test out the GoPro Hero 10 Black action cam

This week we’ve got a few reviews for music and photography enthusiasts. First, James Trew put the GoPro Hero 10 Black through its paces and was impressed by the capabilities of the new GP2 processor. Next, Billy Steele listened to Jabra’s $80 Elite 3 earbuds and, due to the combination of price and features, deemed them one of the company’s best gadgets. Lastly, Terrence O’Brien played around with the Arturia SQ80V synth emulator only to be charmed by its fluid user interface and timeless sounds.

The GoPro Hero 10 Black benefits from a new processorJames Trew / Engadget

James Trew is plain about the new GoPro Hero 10 Black: it is remarkably similar to last year’s model, save for the impressive, new GP2 processor. That chip brings a boost in frame rates across the board, including 5.3K at 60fps. It’s also...

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08:30
Hitting the Books: A look at the 1920s airship that...

During the Roaring '20s just about everybody was convinced that dirigibles were not just the future of luxury travel but that these lumbering airships could also serve as platforms for scientific exploration and adventure. Why slog through malaria-infested jungles, parched deserts and frozen tundra when you could simply float an expedition to its destination? Among the technology's most fervent adherents were famed Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and Italian airship designer General Umberto Nobile. In 1928, Nobile attempted to lead the first expedition to land people at the North Pole aboard Airship Italia. However, a brutal storm forced the vessel to crash land, stranding its survivors with precious few provisions and setting off the largest arctic rescue effort in history. 

N-4 Down, by journalist and author Mark Piesing chronicles that rescue effort, led by Amundsen himself. In...

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08:29
Best Deals Sept. 18 - WD Elements 14TB for $270,...

Friday's best deals include a 32:9 43.8-inch Sceptre IPS monitor, 14TB of external WD Elements storage for $270, 128GB of G.Skill DDR4 memory for $460, and more!Shopping online for the best discounts and deals can be an annoying and challenging task. So rather than sifting through miles of advertisements, check out this list of sales we've hand-picked just for the AppleInsider audience.You'll find more than just Apple products here. Each section is organized by product type or brand and can contain anything from furniture to iPhone cases.

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07:47
Israel reportedly used a remote-controlled gun to...

Countries have assassinated people with drones, but those attacks now appear to include robotic weapons on the ground. The New York Timessources claim Israel assassinated top Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh on November 27th, 2020 using a remotely-controlled, AI-assisted machine gun. Israel reportedly mounted the gun on a pickup truck by the side of the road and, when Fakhrizadeh's car approached had a distant operator fire the gun using a satellite link.

The attack was precise, sparing Fakhrizadeh's wife, but may not have used facial recognition to assist with aiming as unnamed Iranian officials said. While Israel purportedly used the AI to compensate for the satellite system's lag and gun recoil, operatives identified Fakhrizadeh by...

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07:29
Mellel 5.0.8

Adds support for for communicating with recently upgraded Bookends 14 and fixes bugs. ($49 new, free update, 91.6 MB, macOS 10.9+)

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07:03
New iPad mini deliveries slip to October 19

Potential owners of the new iPad mini will have to wait until October at the earliest to get their order, with the online Apple Store seeing deliveries slip to October 19.Following Tuesday's unveiling of the redesigned iPad mini, Apple put the latest model up for sale, with availability in stores and online starting from September 24. It appears that late buyers of the model will now have to wait a while before being able get their hands on the device.According to the online Apple Store at the time of publication, the iPad mini will deliver to customers in the United States from October 19 at the earliest. As more people buy the iPad mini, it is almost certain that the date will slip later into October, with the very real possibility of reaching November.

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07:00
Recommended Reading: 'The Facebook files'

The Facebook files

The Wall Street Journal

If you've been following tech news at all this week, you've likely read some of WSJ's reporting already. However, the entire series of articles is worth a look as it shows how much Facebook knows about unequal policy enforcement, how toxic Instagram can be for teen girls, the power of its algorithm, illegal activity and, perhaps most stunningly, how activists drowned out Mark Zuckerberg's own push for COVID-19 vaccines.

This FDA-approved necklace is designed to prevent brain injuries in athletes

Mark Wilson, Fast Company

Concussions will never be prevented by simply wearing a helmet for contact sports, so...

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06:51
A Preliminary Report by India's Competiton...

India's Antitrust authority found that Google abused its dominant position of its Android operating system in India, using its "huge financial muscle" to illegally hurt competitors.

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06:46
iPad mini 6 shipping estimates begin slipping into...

The iPad mini 6 pre-orders opened just after the “California Streaming” event, with the first orders arriving on September 24. If you waited until today to try to pre-order one by next week, you’ll probably need to wait at least the second half October to receive it from the Apple Online Store.

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06:34
Here are all the best iPad trade in values after new...

In case you missed it, the new iPad 9 and iPad mini have arrived, and while the iPad mini is definitely the more exciting of the two (and arguably the most exciting launch of the week), both are great upgrades for most! We’re always trying to keep you updated on all the best iPhone, iPad, and MacBook trade in deals every month, and here’s what we’re finding for trade in values for iPads in the wake of the announcement.

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06:28
iOS Quick Tip: Assign Contacts Nicknames With Siri

Here’s a quick tip from Mac Geek Gab 888 on how to use Siri to assign your contacts’ nicknames and relationships.

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06:17
Poll: What’s your favorite announcement from the...

This week, Apple presented its “California Streaming” event with the new iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7, new base-model iPad, redesigned iPad mini, and an expansion of Apple Fitness+ to more countries. Of all the announcements, which was your favorite?

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06:00
Top Stories: iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7, New...

Apple's highly anticipated "California Streaming" event on Tuesday had an interesting mix of expected and unexpected news, including the iPhone 13 lineup that largely followed expectations and the Apple Watch Series 7 that didn't get the expected flat-sided redesign but otherwise matched up with rumors pretty well.

On the more unexpected front, we got updates to the iPad mini and entry-level iPad, something most people weren't expecting until a second autumn event in October or November. We also didn't get the third-generation AirPods, which were rumored but fairly uncertain about heading into the event.

For a look at Tuesday's biggest announcements, check out our 7-minute recap video and associated article that links out to all of our coverage from event day.

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05:40
India says Google abused Android dominance

Google stifled competition and prevented the development of Android rivals in India, the country's antitrust regulator has decided in a report seen by Reuters. In 2019, Competition Commission of India opened a probe into whether Google abused Android's dominance in the market where devices powered by the OS are prevalent. In its report on the probe's findings, the regulator wrote that Google flexed its "huge financial muscle" to reduce manufacturers' ability to develop and sell devices running Android forks. 

In addition, the commission said that Google requiring manufacturers to pre-install Android apps is an unfair condition to make in exchange for access to its mobile OS. It violates India's competition laws, the report reads. The...

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05:12
Apple Acquired Platoon, a London-Based Creative...

In 2018 Apple acquired Platoon, a London-based creative services firm founded in 2016. This week the U.S. Patent Office published Apple's filing for Platoon's creative figurative trademark.

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04:59
AirPods 3 release timing, iPhone popularity &...

In this week's episode of "This Week in Apple," we talk about Apple's iPhone 13 event, which phone may be most popular, and what other Apple products we may be seeing soon.Keep up with the last seven days of Apple NewsEach week, AppleInsider posts many stories about Apple, its products, rumors and speculation, and information about related vendors and other firms. Our weekend video series "This Week in Apple" condenses down the week's stories into an easy-to-digest video recap.

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04:32
We need Center Stage for the Mac (as well as Face ID)

I want to see Face ID come to the Mac (and think it will next year). However, I think the Center Stage feature would be an even bigger asset to macOS.

Center Stage

Center Stage in iPadOS 15 uses the Ultra Wide camera and machine learning on iPads to change the way you participate in video calls. As you move around, it automatically pans to keep you centered in the frame. When others join in or leave the call, the view expands or zooms in. As Apple notes, Center Stage works with FaceTime and other video conferencing apps for an even more engaging experience.

There are still a lot of folks working from home as COVID still continues to rampage. Center Stage would be a nice feature for work calls or video conversations with family and friends. 

I don’t expect to see the feature in the upcoming MacBook Pro refresh. But perhaps when Apple updates its 24-inch iMac (next spring?), Center Stage could debut via a macOS update. 

Help a buddy out

If...

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04:32
We need Center Stage for the Mac (as well as Face ID)

I want to see Face ID come to the Mac (and think it will next year). However, I think the Center Stage feature would be an even bigger asset to macOS.

Center Stage

Center Stage in iPadOS 15 uses the Ultra Wide camera and machine learning on iPads to change the way you participate in video calls. As you move around, it automatically pans to keep you centered in the frame. When others join in or leave the call, the view expands or zooms in. As Apple notes, Center Stage works with FaceTime and other video conferencing apps for an even more engaging experience.

There are still a lot of folks working from home as COVID still continues to rampage. Center Stage would be a nice feature for work calls or video conversations with family and friends. 

I don’t expect to see the feature in the upcoming MacBook Pro refresh. But perhaps when Apple updates its 24-inch iMac (next spring?), Center Stage could debut via a macOS update. 

Help a buddy out

If...

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04:32
We need Center Stage for the Mac (as well as Face ID)

I want to see Face ID come to the Mac. However, I think the Center Stage feature would be an even bigger asset to macOS.

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04:32
We need Center Stage for the Mac (as well as Face ID)

I want to see Face ID come to the Mac (and think it will next year). However, I think the Center Stage feature would be an even bigger asset to macOS.

Center Stage

Center Stage in iPadOS 15 uses the Ultra Wide camera and machine learning on iPads to change the way you participate in video calls. As you move around, it automatically pans to keep you centered in the frame. When others join in or leave the call, the view expands or zooms in. As Apple notes, Center Stage works with FaceTime and other video conferencing apps for an even more engaging experience.

There are still a lot of folks working from home as COVID still continues to rampage. Center Stage would be a nice feature for work calls or video conversations with family and friends. 

I don’t expect to see the feature in the upcoming MacBook Pro refresh. But perhaps when Apple updates its 24-inch iMac (next spring?), Center Stage could debut via a macOS update. 

Help a buddy out

If...

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04:32
We need Center Stage for the Mac (as well as Face ID)

I want to see Face ID come to the Mac (and think it will next year). However, I think the Center Stage feature would be an even bigger asset to macOS.

Center Stage

Center Stage in iPadOS 15 uses the Ultra Wide camera and machine learning on iPads to change the way you participate in video calls. As you move around, it automatically pans to keep you centered in the frame. When others join in or leave the call, the view expands or zooms in. As Apple notes, Center Stage works with FaceTime and other video conferencing apps for an even more engaging experience.

There are still a lot of folks working from home as COVID still continues to rampage. Center Stage would be a nice feature for work calls or video conversations with family and friends. 

I don’t expect to see the feature in the upcoming MacBook Pro refresh. But perhaps when Apple updates its 24-inch iMac (next spring?), Center Stage could debut via a macOS update. 

Help a buddy out

If...

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04:31
AppleCare+ expands to more countries, now in France...

After adding AppleCare+ with Theft & Loss to the United Kingdom and Australia, Apple is expanding its concierge plan, but only as additional coverage of accidents, to France, Italy, and Spain.

more…

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04:05
Apple Releases a Guided Tour of the iPhone 13 and...

Apple has released new videos covering a guided tour of the iPhone 13, an exclusive look at Isaac Asimov’s epic masterpiece, Foundation, debuting next Friday and a look behind the scenes of the first episode of 'The Morning Show' that aired last night.

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03:35
PopSockets launches PopCase for the iPhone

PopSockets is entering the phone case category with the PopCase for the iPhone.

Designed with a slidable grip for adjustable comfort and standing, it’s designed to “elevate the standard phone case to a multi-tool solution that is sleek, durable, and functional.” You can slide the grip where you want it. You can slide it up to the center for landscape viewing for watching YouTube videos or playing games,. Or you can slide it down for portrait stand mode for FaceTime, Zoom, or TikTok. 

 Available for the iPhone 12 generation and for pre-order for the iPhone 13 generation, the PopCase hero lineup features four translucent colorways: Clear,...

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03:35
PopSockets launches PopCase for the iPhone

PopSockets is entering the phone case category with the PopCase for the iPhone.

Designed with a slidable grip for adjustable comfort and standing, it’s designed to “elevate the standard phone case to a multi-tool solution that is sleek, durable, and functional.” You can slide the grip where you want it. You can slide it up to the center for landscape viewing for watching YouTube videos or playing games,. Or you can slide it down for portrait stand mode for FaceTime, Zoom, or TikTok. 

 Available for the iPhone 12 generation and for pre-order for the iPhone 13 generation, the PopCase hero lineup features four translucent colorways: Clear,...

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03:35
PopSockets launches PopCase for the iPhone

PopSockets is entering the phone case category with the PopCase for the iPhone. It's designed with a slidable grip for adjustable comfort and standing.

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03:35
PopSockets launches PopCase for the iPhone

PopSockets is entering the phone case category with the PopCase for the iPhone.

Designed with a slidable grip for adjustable comfort and standing, it’s designed to “elevate the standard phone case to a multi-tool solution that is sleek, durable, and functional.” You can slide the grip where you want it. You can slide it up to the center for landscape viewing for watching YouTube videos or playing games,. Or you can slide it down for portrait stand mode for FaceTime, Zoom, or TikTok. 

 Available for the iPhone 12 generation and for pre-order for the iPhone 13 generation, the PopCase hero lineup features four translucent colorways: Clear,...

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03:35
PopSockets launches PopCase for the iPhone

PopSockets is entering the phone case category with the PopCase for the iPhone.

Designed with a slidable grip for adjustable comfort and standing, it’s designed to “elevate the standard phone case to a multi-tool solution that is sleek, durable, and functional.” You can slide the grip where you want it. You can slide it up to the center for landscape viewing for watching YouTube videos or playing games,. Or you can slide it down for portrait stand mode for FaceTime, Zoom, or TikTok. 

 Available for the iPhone 12 generation and for pre-order for the iPhone 13 generation, the PopCase hero lineup features four translucent colorways: Clear,...

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03:34
Apple patent involves tailoring a synthesized...

Apple has been granted a patent (number 11,120,612) for a “method and device for tailoring a synthesized reality experience to a physical setting.” It involves the rumored “Apple Glasses,” an augmented reality/virtual reality head-mounted display (HMD).

About the patent

In the patent data, Apple notes that virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are becoming more popular due to their remarkable ability to alter a user’s perception of the world. For example, VR and AR are used for learning purposes, gaming purposes, content creation purposes, social media and interaction purposes, or the like. 

These technologies differ in the user’s perception of his/her presence. VR transposes the user into a virtual space so their VR perception is different from his/her real-world perception. In contrast, AR takes the user’s real-world perception and adds something to it. 

These technologies are becoming more commonplace due to, for example, miniaturization of...

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03:34
Apple patent involves tailoring a synthesized...

Apple has been granted a patent (number 11,120,612) for a “method and device for tailoring a synthesized reality experience to a physical setting.” It involves the rumored “Apple Glasses,” an augmented reality/virtual reality head-mounted display (HMD).

About the patent

In the patent data, Apple notes that virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are becoming more popular due to their remarkable ability to alter a user’s perception of the world. For example, VR and AR are used for learning purposes, gaming purposes, content creation purposes, social media and interaction purposes, or the like. 

These technologies differ in the user’s perception of his/her presence. VR transposes the user into a virtual space so their VR perception is different from his/her real-world perception. In contrast, AR takes the user’s real-world perception and adds something to it. 

These technologies are becoming more commonplace due to, for example, miniaturization of...

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03:34
Apple patent involves tailoring a synthesized...

Apple has been granted a patent for a “method and device for tailoring a synthesized reality experience to a physical setting.”

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03:34
Apple patent involves tailoring a synthesized...

Apple has been granted a patent (number 11,120,612) for a “method and device for tailoring a synthesized reality experience to a physical setting.” It involves the rumored “Apple Glasses,” an augmented reality/virtual reality head-mounted display (HMD).

About the patent

In the patent data, Apple notes that virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are becoming more popular due to their remarkable ability to alter a user’s perception of the world. For example, VR and AR are used for learning purposes, gaming purposes, content creation purposes, social media and interaction purposes, or the like. 

These technologies differ in the user’s perception of his/her presence. VR transposes the user into a virtual space so their VR perception is different from his/her real-world perception. In contrast, AR takes the user’s real-world perception and adds something to it. 

These technologies are becoming more commonplace due to, for example, miniaturization of...

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03:34
Apple patent involves tailoring a synthesized...

Apple has been granted a patent (number 11,120,612) for a “method and device for tailoring a synthesized reality experience to a physical setting.” It involves the rumored “Apple Glasses,” an augmented reality/virtual reality head-mounted display (HMD).

About the patent

In the patent data, Apple notes that virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are becoming more popular due to their remarkable ability to alter a user’s perception of the world. For example, VR and AR are used for learning purposes, gaming purposes, content creation purposes, social media and interaction purposes, or the like. 

These technologies differ in the user’s perception of his/her presence. VR transposes the user into a virtual space so their VR perception is different from his/her real-world perception. In contrast, AR takes the user’s real-world perception and adds something to it. 

These technologies are becoming more commonplace due to, for example, miniaturization of...

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03:26
Apple has been sued by 'Parus' in Texas...

Yesterday, Parus Holdings, Inc., announced that it had filed a second patent infringement lawsuit in the U.S. Federal District Court for the Western District of Texas against Apple, Inc. The lawsuit alleges that Apple infringes on Parus' patents for voice-browsing and device control technology.

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03:00
Google is getting caught in the antitrust net

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Being a global company has its perks. There’s a lot of money to be made overseas. But the biggest US tech companies are finding out that there’s also a downside: Every country where you make money is a country that could try to regulate you.

It’s hard to keep track of all the tech-related antitrust action happening around the world, in part because it doesn’t always seem to be worth paying close attention to. In Europe, which has long been home to the world’s most aggressive regulators, Google alone was hit with a $2.7 billion fine in 2017, a...

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03:00
News items you should check out: Sept. 18

Since I can’t cover everything, I’ll often direct your attention to articles from various other sources worth your time. ° From Apple’s YouTube channel: Apple has posted “A Guided Tour of the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro.” ° From The Verge: Apple is rolling out a COVID-19 testing mandate next month. Vaccinated employees will […]

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03:00
News items you should check out: Sept. 18

Since I can’t cover everything, I’ll often direct your attention to articles from various other sources worth your time.

° From Apple’s YouTube channel: Apple has posted “A Guided Tour of the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro.”

° From The Verge: Apple is rolling out a COVID-19 testing mandate next month. Vaccinated employees will get infrequent tests if going into an office or store. Unvaccinated employees will have to get frequent testing.

° From MacRumors:...

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03:00
News items you should check out: Sept. 18

Since I can’t cover everything, I’ll often direct your attention to articles from various other sources worth your time.

° From Apple’s YouTube channel: Apple has posted “A Guided Tour of the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro.”

° From The Verge: Apple is rolling out a COVID-19 testing mandate next month. Vaccinated employees will get infrequent tests if going into an office or store. Unvaccinated employees will have to get frequent testing.

° From MacRumors:...

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03:00
Apple @ Work: Why the Genius Bar is an underrated...

Apple @ Work is brought to you by Mosyle, the leader in modern mobile device management (MDM) and security for Apple enterprise and education customers. Over 22,000 organizations leverage Mosyle solutions to automate the management and security of millions of Apple devices daily. Request a FREE account today and discover how you can put your Apple fleet on auto-pilot at a price point that is hard to believe.

As small businesses have followed the digital transformation trend of large businesses, having reliable technology has become ever more important. When devices run into issues, business owners need repairs, and they need them fast. Apple’s growing footprint Apple Store and the genius bar have become a lifeline for small businesses without dedicated IT departments.

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03:00
News items you should check out: Sept. 18

Since I can’t cover everything, I’ll often direct your attention to articles from various other sources worth your time.

° From Apple’s YouTube channel: Apple has posted “A Guided Tour of the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro.”

° From The Verge: Apple is rolling out a COVID-19 testing mandate next month. Vaccinated employees will get infrequent tests if going into an office or store. Unvaccinated employees will have to get frequent testing.

° From MacRumors:...

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03:00
News items you should check out: Sept. 18

Since I can’t cover everything, I’ll often direct your attention to articles from various other sources worth your time.

° From Apple’s YouTube channel: Apple has posted “A Guided Tour of the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro.”

° From The Verge: Apple is rolling out a COVID-19 testing mandate next month. Vaccinated employees will get infrequent tests if going into an office or store. Unvaccinated employees will have to get frequent testing.

° From MacRumors:...

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01:00
Apple slashes iPhone 11 prices in Certified...

Looking for a way to save some money on the latest Apple products? Consider a refurbished MacBook, refurbished iPhone, or refurbished iPad from the Apple Certified Refurbished store. A refurbished product is just like a new, but at a lower price.

Here’s a quick guide with links to the best deals you can find on the refurb store, along with a FAQ guide if you want to know more about the ins and outs of the Apple Certified Refurbished store and buying a refurbished MacBook, desktop Mac, iPhone, or iPad. We make a recommendation of what to buy, but feel free to check out the store inventory to find the right model for you.

Editor’s note: Updated 9/18/21 to reflect the current inventory of the store.

24-inch M1 iMac

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Refurbished 24-inch iMac

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00:02
Clubhouse is developing a new way to invite friends...

Clubhouse isn't just an app you can fire up to attend talks by famous people. It has different types of rooms you can use, including ones where you can have intimate, private conversations with friends — and in the future, you may be able to invite those friends to chat by "waving" at them. Jane Manchun Wong, who's famous for reverse engineering apps to find hidden experimental features, has discovered that Clubhouse is working on a new way to invite contacts to have an audio conversation. 

If the feature gets a wide release, Clubhouse will add a "Wave" button on users' profiles that looks similar to the Wave button you see when you first connect with someone on Messenger. Tapping on it will let a friend know you want to chat, and the app will only open a room for you if they respond. 

Clubhouse is working on Waves,

so that you can slowly form a room with your...

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Friday September 17

22:00
Apple touts iPhone 13 filmmaking prowess with...

Apple on Friday introduced a Twitter "hashflag" to promote the filmmaking capabilities of its new iPhone 13 series, a feature lineup made possible through improved hardware and software enhancements.The rather verbose "HollywoodInYourPocket" hashflag debuted on Friday in a promotional tweet from Apple's official account, meaning it does not currently appear on the company's main feed.Featuring a clapperboard embellished with an Apple logo, the hashflag takes a cue from Apple's "California Streaming" event where the company introduced a slate of new iPhone 13 camera features.

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21:00
Apple promoting iPhone 13 video capabilities with...

Certainly most of the new iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro features are related to the cameras, which have been upgraded with better lenses and new video capabilities — including Cinematic Mode. To promote these new features, Apple has now added a new hashflag #HollywoodInYourPocket on Twitter.

more…

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19:00
Goldman Sachs honors 3% Daily Cash for Apple Card...

Some Apple Card customers eager to get their hands on the latest iPhone 13 were driven to use an alternative form of payment when preorders went live on Friday due to a now resolved iPhone Upgrade Program problem.Apple's preorder mechanism hit a snag early this morning when some iPhone Upgrade Program members reported that they were unable to complete their iPhone 13 preorder purchase with Apple Card.A number of customers impacted by the issue resorted to placing the charge on a different credit card, forfeiting Apple Card's 3% Daily Cash benefit. Following complaints posted to various social media platforms, it appears that Goldman Sachs is making the situation right.

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18:12
Apple rolls out AppleCare+ extensions to France,...

Apple is expanding availability of an AppleCare+ option that allows device users to extend their warranty beyond the typical coverage period.Announced in an updated support document, users in France, Italy and Spain might be able to purchase additional coverage if they paid upfront for an AppleCare+ plan for iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch. The new plan renews on a monthly basis and plan coverage may continue beyond 24 or 36 months until canceled.Previously, the extended coverage options were limited to Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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16:35
Verizon attempts to lure potential iPhone 13...

Verizon Communications said on Friday it is increasing its subsidies on offer for Apple Inc's newly launched iPhone 13

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16:31
Apple CEO Tim Cook addresses workplace issues, pay...

Apple CEO Tim Cook fielded questions regarding pressing employee relations topics in an all-hands meeting on Friday, and while he acknowledged certain issues, some workers were not placated by his answers.Cook, along with SVP of Retail and People Deirdre O'Brien, addressed a range of subjects from pay equity to Texas' new abortion law in a meeting broadcast to employees around the world, reports The New York Times.Activist employees told the publication that Cook answered only two of a number of questions they wanted to ask. The report fails to detail what those two questions were, but notes the Apple chief did comment on pay equity, at least in part.

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16:09
Totallee’s clear case protects and shows off your...

Did you just pre-order the new iPhone 13? The iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are amazing but also pricey, so you should protect them. At the same time, you don’t want to cover up that sleek design with a bulky case.

Totallee just released the perfect solution for everyone looking to protect their new device while retaining the original aesthetic of their iPhone. Totallee’s durable, clear cases are made of TPU and add a layer of protection without adding any bulk. The best part? Despite being protective, they are almost invisible.

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15:43
A ‘Destroy All Humans! 2’ remake is coming to PS5,...

One year after releasing a full remake of cult classic Destroy All Humans!, THQ Nordic plans to modernize its 2006 sequel as well. During its recent publisher showcase, the company announced Destroy All Humans! 2 - Reprobed (yes, that’s the actual name of the game). It’s coming out “soon” on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S and PC.

Developer Black Forest Games is remaking the PlayStation 2 and Xbox title completely from scratch in Unreal Engine 4. The studio says the new game will feature local two-player split-screen co-op, and a “much larger” open world for players to explore. The 2006 original was game in the series developed by Pandemic Studios before the developer was acquired by EA in 2007 and subsequently shut down in 2009.

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15:04
Photo reveals Apple's plastic wrap-free iPhone...

As part of new environmental efforts announced on Tuesday, Apple said it will cut down on the material used in iPhone 13's packaging by removing the outer plastic wrap that typically enshrines the device in its box.Apple's new packaging process was apparently revealed ahead of wide availability in an image posted to Twitter by leaker "DuanRui" on Thursday.The photo shows an iPhone 13 box sealed with a sticker that integrates a pull tab to keep the box secure until ready to be opened. It appears that the protective label attaches to an inside section of the box top and the outer area of the box bottom.

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14:58
Timing 2021.5.2

Improves the display of durations in the sidebar in macOS 11 Big Sur. ($42 annual subscription, free update, 34.6 MB, macOS 10.13+)

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14:57
Carbon Copy Cloner 6.0.3

Maintenance update for the drive-cloning and backup utility with bug fixes and improvements. ($39.99 new, free update, 19.7 MB, macOS 10.15+)

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14:45
Google and Apple, Under Pressure From Russia, Remove...

Apple and Google removed an app meant to coordinate protest voting in this weekend's Russian elections from the country on Friday, a blow to the opponents of President Vladimir V. Putin and a display of Silicon Valley's limits when it comes to resisting crackdowns on dissent around the world. From a report: The decisions came after Russian authorities, which claim the app is illegal, threatened to prosecute local employees of Apple and Google -- a sharp escalation in the Kremlin's campaign to rein in the country's largely uncensored internet. A person familiar with Google's decision said the authorities had named specific individuals who would face prosecution, prompting it to remove the app.

The person declined to be identified for fear of angering the Russian government. Google has more than 100 employees in the country. Apple did not respond to phone calls, emails or text messages seeking comment. The app was created and promoted by allies of the opposition leader...

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14:43
After the issue with Instagram, we're now...

Today another report by The Wall Street Journal uncovered that Apple had threatened to remove Facebook from its App Store in 2019 ...

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14:22
Apple mandates frequent COVID-19 testing for...

Apple is implementing a new COVID-19 testing policy for US employees who work out of its offices and retail locations. Moving forward, the company will require unvaccinated employees to get tested more frequently than their vaccinated counterparts. News of the development was first reported by The Verge, with Protocol later obtaining confirmation from Apple.

We've reached out to the company for additional information. 

The policy is the latest effort by Apple to push its employees to get inoculated against the coronavirus. Unlike Google, Facebook and several other tech companies, Apple has yet to mandate employee vaccinations. However, it has started asking employees to voluntarily...

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14:18
Here’s how Apple Watch Series 7 compares to the...

Apple Watch Series 7 was officially unveiled at the iPhone 13 event with the wearable becoming available “later this fall.” While the new hardware may seem like it offers minimal updates at first glance, depending on what version you’re upgrading from, it can offer some big improvements. Read on for Apple Watch 7 vs Apple Watch 6 and earlier.

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13:42
iPhone 13 comparison, in-depth on Apple Watch Series...

On the AppleInsider podcast this week we dive into the details of Apple's new devices and decide if the Apple Watch Series 7 is worth an upgrade, plus best practices for upgrading to the new iPhone 13.Despite several leaks missing the mark, especially ones of a flat-sided design for Apple Watch Series 7 and a definite launch for AirPods 3, Apple announced a great deal at its "California Streaming" event. We examine the lot, including what's really significant and what isn't, plus what is worth upgrading to — and perhaps what may not be.Starting with the 10.2-inch iPad which now has a starting storage capacity of 64GB and brings Center Stage to Apple's base-model iPad.

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13:37
Raspberry Pi Smart Home Device Seeks Crowdfunding

One of the coolest Rapberry Pi projects I’ve ever worked with is the Home Assistant software. It brings smart home support to the Raspberry Pi in a much wider fashion than anything else really accomplishes. Some of the folks behind Home Assistant are working on a new project based around that utility. Home Assistant Amber, as it’s called, will allow even the most novice Raspberry Pi user to quickly set up their own smart home hub, with thousands of available integrations. When you buy a Home Assistant Amber, it ships prebuilt, so you don’t even have to assemble the device. It’s even going to be forward-compatible with the upcoming Matter standard, which could position Home Assistant Amber to be a runaway success. It is being crowdfunded, of course. We’re all too familiar with Kickstarter projects that never ship. Hopefully,...

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13:30
Best MagSafe chargers for iPhone 13: power banks,...

iPhone 13 pre-orders have just gone live, and now the wait commences until those shiny new devices arrive next week. In the meantime, it’s time to prepare your setup with all of the best MagSafe chargers ranging from nightstand-friendly offerings to power banks and car mounts. All of the major brands are making the cut, like Apple, Anker, Nomad, Satechi, and more. You’ll find all of our recommendations for the best MagSafe chargers to pair with your iPhone 13 down below.

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13:18
How To Use FaceTime With Android and More

Beginning with iOS 15, FaceTime is more universally useful. It has always been a great way to video chat with other iPhone users, but now it’s available for just about anybody with a modern browser. Let’s take a look at how you can FaceTime with Android.
No, There’s No App for Android

First of all, no, Apple has not released an actual FaceTime app for Android devices, at least not yet. Instead, Cupertino has provided a way for you to send a link to your FaceTime chat to people on other devices. That means you can now allow Android users, as well as anyone with a modern browser, into your FaceTime calls.

To use FaceTime with Android, open the FaceTime app on your iPhone. You will see two buttons at...

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13:14
Niantic's AR Catan game is shutting down on...

Niantic is discontinuing development on Catan: World Explorers. Announced in the fall of 2019, the studio had yet to release the game officially, and it was only available in early access in select markets outside of the US. Later today, Niantic plans to remove World Explorers from the App Store before shutting down the servers that power the game on November 18th, making it unplayable thereafter. With today’s announcement, the augmented reality title will not roll out to additional countries, and Niantic has removed all in-app purchases from the experience.

It’s not clear what exactly went wrong with development but it appears scope creep may have played a part in Niantic’s decision to cancel the project. “We had a vision for trading, harvesting and building up...

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12:51
Apple threatened to pull Facebook from the App Store...

Apple reportedly threatened to pull the Facebook app from the App Store in 2019 after reports surfaced that the social media platform was being used by human traffickers.Credit: Brett Jordan/UnsplashBack in 2019, the BBC reported that human traffickers in the Middle East were using Facebook to arrange the sales of its victims. After that story was published, Apple threatened to boot Facebook from the App Store unless it cracked down on the practice, according to internal Facebook documents obtained by theThe Wall Street Journal.

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12:45
Man who unlocked 1.9 million AT&T phones...

A US district court has sentenced a man who unlocked 1.9 million AT&T phones to 12 years in prison. Muhammad Fahd continued the seven-year scheme to defraud the company even after learning of an investigation against him, according to the Department of Justice. At Fahd's sentencing hearing, Judge Robert S. Lasnik said he committed a “terrible cybercrime over an extended period,” with AT&T said to have lost $201.5 million as a result.

Fahd contacted an AT&T employee through Facebook in 2012 and bribed them to help him unlock customers' phones with "significant sums of money," the DOJ said. Fahd, a citizen of Pakistan and Grenada, urged the employee to recruit co-workers at a Bothell,...

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12:39
Best iPhone 13 case deals: OtterBox, Pad & Quill...

Did you just order Apple's brand-new iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max or iPhone 13 mini? If so, you may want to protect the $699+ phone. Best of all, you won't have to plunk down a lot of coin thanks to these iPhone 13 case deals on covers designed to fit any budget.Case Deals September 17

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12:17
Getting an iPhone 13? Trade in your phone w/...

Apple just announced the iPhone 13, and that means the time to trade in your old device is right now! Over the coming weeks, resale values for older iPhones are going to drop significantly, but you can with Decluttr, you can lock in your cash value to make sure get every penny you deserve. It’s the smart way to upgrade to your next phone — fast, easy and free! And you can use code 9TO5MAC to get extra cash for a limited time.

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12:15
'Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls' is now...

Grimore of Souls, the latest entry in the long-running Castlevania series of games, is now available as an Apple Arcade exclusive. While it’s not a new game per se, it’s one that most Castlevania fans haven’t had a chance to play yet. Series publisher Konami first announced the game back in 2018 before releasing it only in Canada in 2019 and then subsequently delisting it from the App Store.

Grimoire of Souls has something for Castlevania fans of all stripes. It features art and music from series veterans Ayami Kojima and Michiru Yamane. What’s more, you can play through the game using five different playable characters, including franchise favorites Simon Belmont, Shanoa and Alucard. There’s also support for co-op if you want to play with friends. You can...

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12:12
Soulver smart calculator app for Mac adds support...

Soulver is one of my favorite applications for the Mac, and it became even more powerful this week with the release of Soulver 3.5. This week’s update to Soulver adds support for publishing sheets via the web, integration with live and historical stock rates and currencies, and much more.

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11:53
Hands on with Apple's iPhone 13 Pro silicone...

With iPhone 13 now available to order, we go hands-on with Apple's official first-party silicone case options for its newest smartphone.Apple's lineup of silicone cases for iPhone 13 ProApple offers the same colors of the silicone case for all the phones in the iPhone 13 lineup, but for our hands-on, we're specifically looking at the iPhone 13 Pro model.

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11:47
Viral AirTag discovery behind license plate likely...

A young woman has alleged that she found an Apple AirTag tucked behind her license plate, suggesting that someone was attempting to track her — but the recollection of the tale is suspicious.Ashley, who goes by @_ashleyscarlett on TikTok, recently posted a video where she claims she's found an Apple AirTag tucked behind her license plate. She noted that a passenger in her car got an alert on their iPhone that an unfamiliar AirTag was tracking them. @_ashleyscarlett

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11:44
This iPhone 13 Case Gives you a Digital Business...

Nomad Goods has prepared a line of iPhone 13 cases that have an NFC digital business card. Simply tap the back of Sport Case to another phone to share your contact info, social media, and more. The company partnered with Popl, the leader in digital business card technology. Download the Popl app to get started here.

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11:40
Apple and Google cave to Putin’s censors, block...

Enlarge / A sculpture of Russian opposition leader and anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny in front of the Brandenburg Gate at an anti-Putin demonstration on May 9, 2021 in Berlin, Germany. (credit: Getty Images | Adam Berry )

Apple and Google gave a boost to Russian President Vladimir Putin's ruling party by removing a strategic voting app developed by activists who support the jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The app, called "Navalny," was kicked off the mobile app stores ahead of this weekend's legislative election as Apple and Google caved to pressure from the Russian government.

"Removing the Navalny app from stores is a shameful act of political censorship. Russia's authoritarian government and propaganda will be thrilled," Ivan Zhdanov, who is director of...

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11:36
Apple shares a guided tour of iPhone 13 & iPhone...

Apple has shared a new video offering a guided tour of its iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro models, including comparisons and real-world examples of the new features.Credit: AppleThe video, which clocks in at seven and a half minutes, introduces the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max before expanding on and walking users through their specific sets of features. For example, there are portions explaining the new 120Hz ProMotion display, camera improvements, and increased battery life.

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11:25
Do You Have 100 Terabytes of Free Storage? Download...

Researchers have prepared the Uchuu simulation of the universe, the most detailed ever made so far. It contains 2.1 trillion “particles” in a space 9.6 billion light-years across.

The simulation models the evolution of the universe across more than 13 billion years. It doesn’t focus on the formation of stars and planets but instead looks at the behavior of dark matter within an expanding universe. The detail of Uchuu is high enough that the team can identify everything from galaxy clusters to the dark matter halos of individual galaxies. Since dark matter makes up most of the matter in the universe, it is the main driver of galaxy formation and clustering.

“Fortunately, if you don’t have that much spare change, you can access the data online. The Uchuu team has their raw data on skiesanduniverses.org, so you can explore their virtual universe all you want.”

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11:23
First Look at ‘Foundation’ Coming to Apple TV+

Many people are excited about Isaac Asimov’s Foundation, premiering on Apple TV+ on apple-tv-plus-september-24/">September 24. We got a sneak peak on Friday, when a ‘first look’ video was released. Executive Producer David Goyer, along with some cast members, provide an insight into what viewers can expect.

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11:22
iPhone 13 battery capacities have all increased...

A product safety filing has revealed the official battery capacities of the iPhone 13 lineup, which features larger batteries and better battery life on every single model.Credit: AppleAt its Sept. 14 keynote event, Apple touted the increased battery life across its iPhone 13 models. The company said the iPhone 13 Pro Max, for example, can last up to 28 hours when streaming video — the longest battery life yet in an iPhone.

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11:15
Facebook hands over VR painting and animation app...

Facebook has handed over virtual reality illustration and animation tool Quill to Iñigo Quilez, the developer who created the app. Quilez has formed a company called Smoothstep and rebranded the tool as Quill by Smoothstep, which is now on the Oculus Store.

The original Quill app will be removed from the Oculus Store on October 18th. It'll still work for those who downloaded it, but Oculus won't support the app any longer. Users will need to manually upload creators to Oculus Media Studio manually rather than through Quill as well.

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11:08
FTC Reveals its Study on Acquisitions From Big Tech

The Federal Trade Commission will change the way it scrutinizes acquisitions from Big Tech. On Friday it released the findings of its decade-long study on deals that weren’t reported.

The FTC reviewed 616 transactions valued at $1 million or more between 2010 and 2019 that were not reported to antitrust authorities by Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft. 94 of the transactions actually exceeded the dollar size threshold that would require companies to report a deal. The deals may have qualified for other regulatory exemptions. 79% of transactions used deferred or contingent compensation to founders and key employees, and nearly 77% involved non-compete clauses. 36% of the transactions involved assuming some amount of debt or liabilities.

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11:08
Apple Moves More Devices from Lightning to USB-C

For obvious reasons, many people wish that Apple would use the same power connector on the iPhone that other smart phones use. Granted, none of us wanted to see microUSB on the iPhone. However, USB-C would be a great thing. Evidence is mounting that Apple may soon do just that. Looking at changes to other Apple devices, it certainly seems that the Lightning adapter’s days may be limited as two more products make the move from Lightning to USB-C.
One More iPad Model Moves from Lightning to USB-C

The Lightning connector has been around since the iPhone 5 in 2012. Since then, however, Apple has transitioned several of its devices from Lightning to USB-C. These include the iPad Pro, iPad Air, and now the iPad mini. Apple was already using USB-C on its MacBook Pro and MacBook Air,...

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11:06
Should you update to iOS 15 when it’s released on...

The Release Candidate version of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 is here and the updates will be released to the general public on Monday. After three months of previewing Apple’s upcoming operating systems for the iPhone and iPad, here’s whether you should update or not.

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11:05
MacRumors Giveaway: Win an iPhone 13 Pro or Pro Max...

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with iMazing to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win an iPhone 13 Pro or iPhone 13 Pro Max with up to 1TB of storage and a copy of the iMazing software, which is ideal for iPhone backups and management.

If you're unfamiliar with iMazing, it's Mac and Windows software that provides a range of handy tools for iOS device management, and it offers more versatility than Apple's Finder-based iPhone management system on the Mac and iTunes on Windows.

iMazing allows for hassle-free Time Machine-like wireless backups with multiple backup versions available. With iCloud and Apple's Mac/Windows backup tools older backups are overwritten rather than being saved, making it more difficult to get to the backup that you might prefer. With iMazing, you can also do your backups on a set schedule...

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10:57
Hyundai puts Boston Dynamic's Spot robot to...

Boston Dynamics’ Spot has found itself a new job, and thankfully this time it doesn’t involve a potential battlefield role. Hyundai has started testing the robot at a Kia manufacturing plant in South Korea where it will be one of the tools the company uses to ensure the facility is safe for workers. The pilot represents the first public collaboration between the two companies since Hyundai acquired a majority stake in Boston Dynamics this past June.

You’ll notice the Spot featured in the video Hyundai released looks different from the robot we’ve seen in past clips. That’s because the automaker’s Robotics Lab outfitted it with what is essentially a backpack that features a host of enhancements, including a thermal camera, LiDAR...

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10:46
5 Decentralized Services for VPN, Web Browsing,...

One of the promises of blockchain technology is that it will enable Web3, what many call the next step in the evolution of the web. While it may not be here yet, there are decentralized services you can use today.
VPN: Orchid

Orchid bills itself as a decentralized bandwidth marketplace. People use the Orchid app to get protection from snooping ISP’s, unblock websites cutoff by firewalls, and for many other privacy benefits. Sellers receive payments in real-time as they provide service and stake OXT to compete for service requests. This is a pay-as-you-go VPN starting as low as a dollar to get started.
Cloud Storage: Internxt

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10:37
Michigan State Police to begin testing Ford Mach-E...

The next time you get pulled over in Michigan, it could be by a cop in an electric SUV — at least if Ford has anything to say about it. The American automaker is stepping up its Police Interceptor program, which modifies existing models for use by law enforcement, typically with beefed up suspensions, brakes and added horsepower. 

The company has pitched the idea to law enforcement agencies in the UK, while the city of Ann Arbor, MI already has two such vehicles on order. On Friday, Ford announced that it, in short order, will deliver one of its...

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10:32
Apple posts first look at 'Foundation' one...

Apple TV+ sci-fi drama "Foundation" gets a first look trailer featuring commentary from writer David S. Goyer and the cast.'Foundation' comes to Apple TV+ on September 24Apple calls "Foundation" the "greatest science fiction work of all time," and it is ready to premiere on September 24. The ambitious Apple TV+ show seeks to bring the iconic Issac Asimov series to the screen for the first time.

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10:29
Apple ordering frequent COVID testing for all...

Apple will reportedly begin requiring regular coronavirus testing for both vaccinated and unvaccinated employees working at its offices or brick-and-mortar stores.Credit: AppleAccording to The Verge reporter Zoe Schiffer, the new policy will apply to both corporate and retail staffers. Vaccinated employees will need to get "infrequent tests," while those who are unvaccinated will be subject to more regular testing. It'll take effect in October.

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10:27
Apple and Belkin Reducing Environmental Impact of...

During Tuesday's media event, Greg Joswiak noted that Apple has redesigned the packaging for the iPhone 13 lineup to eliminate the traditional outer plastic wrap on the box, a change that will avoid creating 600 metric tons of plastic waste.

As shared in a tweet by leaker DuanRui earlier today, it appears that Apple's solution is one already used on many Apple accessories, involving a sticker with a tear-off strip that secures the box until it's ready to be opened.

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10:17
Elektron's Model:Cycles and Model:Samples...

Elektron might have a reputation for making expensive digital instruments, but it's hard to look past the Model lineup if you're in the market for a groovebox. The Model:Samples and Model:Cycles devices are currently on sale at both Amazon and Sweetwater. They're down from $299 to $249, making them an even better option for beatmakers, newbies and veterans alike.

Buy Elektron Model:Samples at Amazon - $249Buy Elektron Model:Samples at Sweetwater - $249

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10:15
Apple to Require COVID Testing for Employees...

Starting next month, Apple is ramping up COVID-19 testing requirements for employees. According to The Verge's Zoe Schiffer, unvaccinated employees will be required to get frequent COVID-19 tests, while vaccinated employees will receive infrequent tests if going into an office or store.

Unlike other tech companies, such as Google and Facebook, Apple has not mandated vaccines for its employees and still does not require workers to get vaccinated to remain at Apple. Prior to the upcoming testing mandate, testing was encouraged, but not required.

Apple earlier this month began asking employees to provide details on their vaccination status, and it has been pushing vaccines through an internal vaccination campaign.

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10:00
Android 11's auto-reset permissions feature is...

When Google launched Android 11 at the end of last summer, it added a feature that automatically resets app permissions. If you don’t use an app after several months, the OS can revoke some of the permissions that the application asked you to grant when you first installed it. It’s a handy feature that’s unfortunately only available on a relatively small number of devices due to the fact most Android manufacturers only support their devices with platform updates for a couple of years. Thankfully, that’s about to change.

Starting in December 2021, Google will begin rolling out that functionality to all devices running Android 6 (Marshmallow) and above, the company announced today in a developer update. The feature will come courtesy of a Google Play services...

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09:56
Renewable AppleCare+ Coverage for Mac Now Available...

Apple this week expanded the option to extend an expiring AppleCare+ plan to additional countries, including France, Italy, and Spain. In addition, Apple has also expanded the Mac coverage renewal option to all countries where extended ‌AppleCare‌+ coverage is offered: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Prior to now, extended ‌AppleCare‌+ coverage options for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch were limited to the U.S., UK, Australia, Canada, Germany, and Japan, and the Mac-specific option was only available in the United States. The changes were highlighted in an updated version of Apple's ‌AppleCare‌+ support document.

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09:54
Take $40 off the new iPad mini in rare preorder sale

If you’re staring longingly at the new iPad mini but can’t bring yourself to hand over $499 to get one, this deal might help: Walmart is already selling the new iPad mini for $459, knocking $40 off the price and marking another rare preorder sale.

The sixth-generation iPad mini was unveiled at Apple’s “California Streaming” event with a complete overhaul of Apple’s tiniest tablet. It ditches the home button for an “all-screen design” that ups the display to 8.3 inches and adds Apple Pencil 2 support, USB-C, and 5G connectivity as well as an A15 processor.

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09:50
US will reportedly impose crypto sanctions amid...

According to The Wall Street Journal, the Biden administration plans to implement new measures to make it more difficult for hackers to profit from ransomware attacks using cryptocurrencies. As early as next week, the Treasury Department will reportedly impose sanctions and guidance designed to discourage organizations from using digital currencies to pay for ransoms.

Per The Journal, among the measures the agency is considering are fines and other penalties aimed at businesses that cooperate with hackers. Later in the year, the Treasury Department is also expected to implement new anti-money laundering and terror-financing regulation to limit further the use of cryptocurrencies as a payment method for ransoms and other illegal activity.

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09:44
Apple will mandate COVID-19 testing for employees...

According to The Verge’s Zoe Schiffer, Apple will begin requiring that its employees working in retail stores or offices are tested for COVID-19. The new policy will go into effect from next month.

The company is still not mandating vaccines, a decision that stands in stark contrast to most other major tech companies (although Apple has a disproportionally higher proportion of retail workers to manage). However, the required frequency of testing will apparently be higher for those who are unvaccinated.

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09:27
Apple Shares Guided Video Tour of iPhone 13 and 13...

Apple today published a seven minute video positioned as a tour of the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro, with the walkthrough coinciding with the pre-orders that are now live.

Filmed at the Tower Theater Apple Store in Los Angeles, the tour highlights the four available sizes, camera technology like Cinematic Mode and improved low-light performance, the Ceramic Shield display and IP68 water resistance, battery life, ProMotion Display, and more.

Apple suggests the video will help users choose the iPhone that's the right fit for them.Find the right iPhone for you. Let's walk through the new iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max as we explore the incredible new features, sizes, and colors available.The ‌iPhone 13‌ and 13 Pro models are available for purchase as of today, and pricing...

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09:26
Apple TV+: ‘See’ Season Two ‘New World’ Featurette

The first four episodes of See season two are now available on Apple TV+. A new featurette has been released in which the cast and crew discussed how they worked to bring a world without sight to life.

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09:22
Best Deals Sept. 17 - $105 Beats Studio Buds, $100...

Friday's best deals include $58.99 for a Microsoft 365 Personal 12 month subscription and $15 Amazon.com Gift Card, $105 Beats Studio Buds, and more!Deals Friday, September 17Shopping online for the best discounts and deals can be an annoying and challenging task. So rather than sifting through miles of advertisements, check out this list of sales we've hand-picked just for the AppleInsider audience.

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09:17
Apple shares in-depth ‘guided tour’ of iPhone 13 and...

After opening up preorders for the iPhone 13 lineup, Apple has shared a new in-depth video diving into the new features and benefits of its latest smartphones from the new camera advancements, ProMotion 120Hz display, battery life, and more.

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09:05
Recap of ‘The Morning Show’ Season One

The Morning Show season two apple.com/gb/episode/my-least-favorite-year/umc.cmc.5taucmh02qry4j6otwnfhwesr?showId=umc.cmc.25tn3v8ku4b39tr6ccgb8nl6m">premiered on Friday. For those who may have forgotten what happened in the previous episodes, Apple TV+ has published a nice recap. You can also read episode-by-episode recaps on The Mac Observer.

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09:04
Overcast for iOS adds Home screen widgets, CarPlay...

The popular third-party podcast player Overcast has gotten a nice update today. With version 2021.8 of the app, Overcast is adding support for Home screen widgets, new CarPlay features, and more. Head below for all of the details.

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09:02
Netflix signs 'Schitt's Creek' co-...

Netflix has locked down several high-profile creators to TV and movie deals over the last few years, including Ryan Murphy, Shonda Rhimes, David Fincher and Game of Thrones duo David Benioff and Dan Weiss. The latest talent to join Netflix's stable is Dan Levy, the star and co-creator of Schitt's Creek who won four Emmys for the hit Canadian sitcom last year.

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09:00
HomeKit Weekly: These HomeKit light strips feature a...

I’ve written about a handful of HomeKit compatible light strips in the past few months, but a new model looks to be the best yet. The Onvis Kameleon Smart Light Strips bring some unique features to HomeKit that are worth checking out.

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08:58
Deals: Apple Watch Series 6 now $140 off, all-new...

We’re heading into the weekend with all of the best Apple deals, which are headlined by up to $140 in savings on the Apple Watch Series 6. That’s alongside Apple’s new iPad mini 2021 dropping to $459 as a pre-order and the official Leather MagSafe Wallet at $49. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

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08:57
At Least One iPhone 14 Model Will Reportedly Still...

Apple is planning to use an LTPS OLED display for at least one of the four models planned for the iPhone 14 series next year, according to Korean website The Elec, meaning that at least one iPhone 14 model would still have a 60Hz display.

The report lines up with information previously shared by display industry consultant Ross Young, who accurately claimed that the new iPad mini would feature an 8.3-inch display.

The new iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max unveiled this week feature ProMotion displays with a variable refresh rate between 10Hz and 120Hz, resulting in smoother appearing content when watching video, gaming, or scrolling text. The devices are able to offer this feature because they are equipped...

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08:47
Apple Once Threatened to Remove Facebook From App...

On Friday a report claims that Apple once threatened to remove Facebook from the App Store in 2019. The cause was human trafficking. (Original, paywalled report here).

The BBC published a sweeping undercover investigation of the practice, prompting Apple to threaten to remove Facebook from its store, the paper said.

An internal memo found that Facebook was aware of the practice even before then: A Facebook researcher wrote in a report dated 2019, “was this issue known to Facebook before BBC inquiry and Apple escalation?,” per the Journal.

Do the right thing, Apple: Remove Facebook.

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08:45
AirPods Pro drop to $180, plus the rest of this week...

While Apple announced new iPhones and iPads this week, a bunch of its existing gadgets remain discounted. The AirPods Pro are close to an all-time low at $180 and the iPad Air is still at the best price we've seen it — only $500 for the base model. You can also still get $100 off the MacBook Air M1 and the Mac Mini M1, so regardless of your computer-style preference, there are discounted options available. Also, Google's Pixel 4 has dropped to a new low of $379 and Amazon includes a free Samsung SmartTag when you buy the $150 Galaxy Buds 2. Here are the best tech deals from this week that you can still get today.

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Apple's AirPods Pro are down to $180, or $70 off their normal price. These remain Apple's best sounding earbuds and we gave them a...

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08:39
Apple Card Users Struggling to Purchase iPhone 13

Pre-orders on the iPhone 13 opened Friday. However, those trying to buy one with an Apple Card are having problems, according to CNBC (and lots of annoyed Twitter users).
Apple Card Users Facing iPhone 13 Purchasing Problems

At the time of this writing, there was no explanation as to why users were facing such problems. Apple itself had not commented. It’s likely this is just a system overload issue or similar.

It is still possible to order an iPhone 13 with a different credit card. However, many customers...

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08:37
PopSockets Announces its First iPhone Case, ‘PopCase’

On Friday PopSockets announced a new addition to its product line. It’s creating an iPhone case for the first time, and it’s available to purchase starting at US$50.
PopSockets iPhone Case

Designed with a slidable grip for adjustable comfort and standing, the PopCase elevates the standard phone case to a multi-tool solution that is sleek, durable, and functional. When PopSockets launched the PopGrip in 2014, it felt natural to fix the grip to the center of our phones but as time has gone by and phones have evolved, a moveable grip experience was necessary.

Now you’re able to slide the grip exactly where you want it – you can slide it up to the center for landscape viewing for watching YouTube videos or playing games, or slide it down for portrait stand mode for FaceTime, Zoom, or...

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08:28
‘Ted Lasso’ Season Two Review: Episode Nine – A...

The fallout from Richmond’s crushing defeat to Manchester City continues in Ted Lasso season two episode nine. We follow Coach Beard around London as looks to get over the semi-final loss.
Extended Time With Coach Beard and the Boys From the Pub

The whole setup leaves viewers unclear as to what is real or fantasy. The constant references to dropped keys…the eery presence of BBC Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker and former France international Thierry Henry…the big blue moon in the sky (a Manchester City reference). Combined with cinematography, this all gives the episode a dream-like feel. However, the final scene seems to clear everything up as we see Coach Beard’s bruises and those trousers at the end. No Inception-like frustration here.

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08:28
Sell your used iPhone for cash, grab a 13% limited-...

Apple's iPhone 13 is officially available for purchase and now is the time to lock in the best trade-in price for your used device before values drop.Exclusive iPhone trade-in dealsIt's official: the iPhone 13 is available for purchase and that means it's time to get the most money for your used device before values drop.

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08:16
9to5Mac Daily: September 17, 2021 – iPhone 13 pre-...

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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07:47
How to Prepare Your Apple Account For Your New iPhone

If you preordered an iPhone 13 today, or any other iPhone, you’ll want to know what to do to prepare your account and current device. Luckily, Apple makes it easy.
Preparing Your iPhone

So easy, in fact, that I saw a notification on my iPhone earlier that walks me through the steps.

  • It makes sure your apps are properly backing up to iCloud
  • It notifies you that you can quickly transfer your data to the new iPhone
  • Reminds you to trade-in or recycle your current iPhone. You can trade-in directly with Apple when you preorder, use a third-party service, or sell it yourself on eBay or another platform

Starting with iOS 15, existing iPhone users can temporarily back up data to iCloud, even without a subscription, to transfer their data to a new iPhone. Apple will make sure you have the temporary iCloud storage space you need for your data.

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07:45
9to5Mac Happy Hour 347: iPhone 13, iPad mini, and...

This week on Happy Hour Zac and Benjamin break down all the announcements from the September Apple event, featuring the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro, Apple Watch Series 7 with larger display and the all-new iPad mini.

Sponsored by Raycon: Get 15% off your order when you go to BuyRaycon.com/HappyHour. It’s such a good deal you’ll want to grab a pair and a spare.

Sponsored by Decluttr: Trade-in your iPhone or other device with a 28 day price lock and get an extra 10%* cash back with code 9TO5MAC (*$30 cap).

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07:26
∞ The Dalrymple Report: iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch

Apple held its California streaming event on Tuesday, releasing four iPhone 13 models, an iPad, iPad mini, and a new Apple Watch. Dave and I talk about each product and what we thought was the blockbuster release of the event.

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07:26
Deals: Walmart Takes Up to $50 Off Apple's iPad...

Following in the footsteps of the 10.2-inch iPad yesterday, today Walmart has Apple's brand new iPad mini 6 for up to $50 off. Prices start at $459.00 for the 64GB Wi-Fi iPad mini, down from $499.00.

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You can also get the 256GB Wi-Fi model for $599.00, down from $649.00. These sales are available in all four colors...

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07:15
Some Customers Have Experienced Issues Pre-Ordering...

iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro pre-orders started today, and while many customers have successfully placed their pre-orders, some have experienced issues when attempting to complete their purchase with an Apple Card or Apple Pay.

Some customers have turned to Twitter to express their frustration with the pre-ordering process, sharing screenshots of errors that they received, such as "there was a problem with the card details you entered" or "something went wrong." Apple's system status page does not yet reflect any widespread issues with the Apple Card or Apple Pay, but it's clear that quite a few customers have been impacted by the issues this morning.

In the U.S. and the U.K., some affected customers are trying to place their pre-order through the iPhone Upgrade Program, but this is not always the case.

There isn't a clear-cut solution to the issues for now beyond switching to a different payment method, but for Apple Card holders, this could mean missing out...

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07:13
Discussing iPhone 13 on The London Evening Standard’...

The Mac Observer’s Charlotte Henry joined the London Evening Standard‘s daily ‘Tech and Science’ podcast following the announcement of the iPhone 13 range. She also discussed the new iPad and iPad mini, which were also unveiled at the ‘California Streaming’ event.

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07:13
iPhone 13 Pro shipping estimates slip into October...

iPhone 13 pre-orders officially kicked off this morning, with some buyers faring better than others due to bugs affecting Apple Card, Apple Pay, and the iPhone Upgrade Program. Now, the availability of certain iPhone 13 models has started to slip into October.

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07:04
iPhone 13 vs. iPhone 13 Pro Buyer's Guide

This month, Apple unveiled the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro as the successors to the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, featuring a smaller notch, the A15 Bionic chip, longer battery life, improved cameras, and new color options across the lineup.

The iPhone 13 starts at $799, while the iPhone 13 Pro starts at $999. As Apple's latest iPhones share a large number of features, should you consider purchasing the lower-cost model to save money, or opt for the high-end Pro model? Our guide helps to answer the question of how to decide which of these two iPhones is best for you.

Comparing the iPhone 13 and the iPhone 13...

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06:57
Deals: Apple's MagSafe Duo Charger Hits New All...

Today we're tracking a pair of deals on Apple's two MagSafe accessories, the MagSafe Charger and MagSafe Duo Charger. The most notable deal can be found on Verizon for the MagSafe Duo Charger, priced at $96.74, down from $129.00.

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The previous best price on this accessory was at Best Buy earlier this year, when it was $99.99. With Verizon's sale today, we now have a new record low price on the MagSafe Duo Charger, and you can get free two day shipping on the accessory from Verizon.

$32 OFFMagSafe Duo Charger for $96.74

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06:43
How to get an iPhone 13 with the iPhone Upgrade...

The late launch of the iPhone 12 range in 2020 means that users on the iPhone Upgrade Program shouldn't get to update to iPhone 13 yet — but Apple will allow it, for a price.Apple's iPhone Upgrade ProgramOf course Apple is going to give as many people a way to buy a new iPhone 13 as it conceivably can. If they're on the iPhone Upgrade Program, where they get a new iPhone every year, there is always a way to avoid waiting the full 12 months.

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06:38
Security expert says Apple giving into Russia proves...

Apple giving into Russia twice this week on key civil liberties issues proves that the company’s CSAM misuse assurances cannot be trusted, argues a high-profile security expert.

Apple today pulled from the App Store an opposition tactical voting app after the Russian government threatened specific local company employees with “punishment” if they refused. It turns out that Apple also turned off its Private Relay service in Russia just yesterday, likely also in response to government pressure…

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06:31
Russia Compels Apple to Remove Navalny App From App...

The Russian government has compelled Apple and Google to remove an app associated with jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny (via Reuters).
Voting App

The app gives people recommendations on who to for, as an attempt to thwart President Putin’s likely reelection. Russia’s upper house of parliament, the Federation Council, threatened the companies with fines and criminal prosecution of local employees if the app was not removed.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Moscow welcomed the move and that the U.S. companies had acted in the “spirit and letter of (Russian) law”.

Reuters independently verified that the app was unavailable on Apple’s AppStore and Google Play for Russian users. Previously downloaded versions of the app were not...

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06:30
Apple Starts Offering 0% Financing on iPhones for 24...

Coinciding with the start of iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro pre-orders, Apple today started offering 0% financing for an extended 24 months on new iPhone purchases in Canada through financing partner PayBright, up from six months previously.

For example, customers with approved credit can now pay for the iPhone 13 Pro with 128GB of storage for 24 equal monthly payments of $58.29, with zero interest applied over those two years. Taxes must be paid in full upfront at the time of purchase. The financing option is available through Apple's website, retail stores, or by calling 1-800-MY-APPLE.

With the lack of an iPhone Upgrade Program or the Apple Card with Monthly Installments in Canada, this financing offer from PayBright finally provides Canadians with a way to finance an iPhone purchase directly from Apple over two years.

iPhone has officially surpassed the $2,000 mark in Canada....

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06:28
The Best Terminal Command Explainer Tool: TLDR

Want to understand more about your Mac’s terminal commands, or what the most popular uses are of a specific command? Check out TLDR from Mac Geek Gab 888.

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06:26
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max already seeing shipping date...

Following Apple's starting to take pre-orders for the iPhone 13 range, the iPhone 13 Pro Max has already slipped back more than a week.Apple's iPhone 13 Pro Max and iPhone 13 ProAs appears to have already happened in China with its early preorder release, US stocks of the iPhone 13 range are beginning to see delays. An hour after the preorders began in the States, the iPhone 13 Pro Max had already slipped back.

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06:15
Apple drops iOS Private Relay feature for users in...

Apple's forthcoming Private Relay privacy feature in iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey, will reportedly no longer be usable in Russia.Apple Private RelayAs well as only being available in public beta from the launch of iOS 15, Apple has previously said that Private Relay will not be available in all countries. Now, however, it has seemingly added Russia to that list.

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06:13
iPhone Upgrade Program & Apple Card causing...

The Apple Card is failing as a payment method for some customers trying to pre-order iPhone 13 from Apple's website, aggravated by issues with Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program.Apple Card failing as a payment method for iPhone 13 pre-orders for some customersCustomers contacting AppleInsider, a staff member, and a few vocal users online have all encountered issues when trying to use their Apple Card to pre-order the iPhone 13. An unknown error appeared on the checkout page on the Apple Store, prompting customers to choose a different payment method.

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05:57
Deals: A Look at the iPhone 13 Sales Offered by AT...

iPhone 13, ‌iPhone 13‌ mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ Max pre-orders went live on Apple.com earlier today, and now you can also pre-order the newest Apple smartphones across many carriers and retailers in the United States. Carriers typically offer numerous deals and bonuses to ordering through them instead of Apple, and that's no different for the ‌iPhone 13‌ launch.

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At AT&T, you can get up to $1,000 off a new iPhone 13 Pro or iPhone 13 Pro Max, if you purchase the new device on an eligible...

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05:50
Best iPhone 13 Deals: Free phone offers, cash...

Apple's just-announced iPhone 13 is officially available for preorder. AppleInsider rounds up the best deals, which deliver free phone offers, cash savings and trade-in promotions.AmazonThose looking to order directly from Amazon can do so and take advantage of Cricket Wireless' unlimited talk, text and data plan for $55 per month. The perk? Each month, Amazon automatically charges your preferred payment method to a stored value card, which is then used by Cricket to pay for your wireless service plan, making it an easy way to get a new iPhone 13 and service through the e-commerce giant.

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05:44
Really, Apple, why is the iPhone 13 ordering process...

Why is the process for pre-ordering an iPhone 13 such a convoluted mess? Apple can, and should, do better.

The post Really, Apple, why is the iPhone 13 ordering process such a disaster? appeared first on Apple World Today.

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05:44
Really, Apple, why is the iPhone 13 ordering process...

The iPhone 13 is now available for purchase. Based on my experience, you should purchase it with your Mac instead of using the App Store app (the retail store app, not the software app) on an iPhone. Trying to use it has been a headache for me.

Yesterday, as I noted, I took Apple’s advice to fill in my pre-order details on the app. I selected all the options (the model I want, color, storage options, wireless provider, AppleCare preferences, trade-in option, etc.). However, there was no submit button or choice, which left me confused. I thought my preferences would be saved and that this morning I’d simply be able to complete the purchase.

Making matters worse was the conflicting answers I got from Apple support. 

At first I contacted Apple support via Messages. I was told that my issues were likely due to a high number of pre-orders going on. I was told to try back in a couple of hours. I tried again two hours later and the situation was the same. This time I...

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05:44
Really, Apple, why is the iPhone 13 ordering process...

The iPhone 13 is now available for purchase. Based on my experience, you should purchase it with your Mac instead of using the App Store app (the retail store app, not the software app) on an iPhone. Trying to use it has been a headache for me.

Yesterday, as I noted, I took Apple’s advice to fill in my pre-order details on the app. I selected all the options (the model I want, color, storage options, wireless provider, AppleCare preferences, trade-in option, etc.). However, there was no submit button or choice, which left me confused. I thought my preferences would be saved and that this morning I’d simply be able to complete the purchase.

Making matters worse was the conflicting answers I got from Apple support. 

At first I contacted Apple support via Messages. I was told that my issues were likely due to a high number of pre-orders going on. I was told to try back in a couple of hours. I tried again two hours later and the situation was the same. This time I...

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05:44
Really, Apple, why is the iPhone 13 ordering process...

The iPhone 13 is now available for purchase. Based on my experience, you should purchase it with your Mac instead of using the App Store app (the retail store app, not the software app) on an iPhone. Trying to use it has been a headache for me.

Yesterday, as I noted, I took Apple’s advice to fill in my pre-order details on the app. I selected all the options (the model I want, color, storage options, wireless provider, AppleCare preferences, trade-in option, etc.). However, there was no submit button or choice, which left me confused. I thought my preferences would be saved and that this morning I’d simply be able to complete the purchase.

Making matters worse was the conflicting answers I got from Apple support. 

At first I contacted Apple support via Messages. I was told that my issues were likely due to a high number of pre-orders going on. I was told to try back in a couple of hours. I tried again two hours later and the situation was the same. This time I...

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05:44
Really, Apple, why is the iPhone 13 ordering process...

The iPhone 13 is now available for purchase. Based on my experience, you should purchase it with your Mac instead of using the App Store app (the retail store app, not the software app) on an iPhone. Trying to use it has been a headache for me.

Yesterday, as I noted, I took Apple’s advice to fill in my pre-order details on the app. I selected all the options (the model I want, color, storage options, wireless provider, AppleCare preferences, trade-in option, etc.). However, there was no submit button or choice, which left me confused. I thought my preferences would be saved and that this morning I’d simply be able to complete the purchase.

Making matters worse was the conflicting answers I got from Apple support. 

At first I contacted Apple support via Messages. I was told that my issues were likely due to a high number of pre-orders going on. I was told to try back in a couple of hours. I tried again two hours later and the situation was the same. This time I...

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05:41
iPhone 13 pre-order process broken for many Apple...

iPhone 13 pre-orders are now live, but for many buyers paying with Apple Pay, Apple Card, or using the iPhone Upgrade Program, the experience has been anything but seamless. According to reports on Twitter, the Apple Store Online and Apple Store app presented a variety of errors for users trying to complete the iPhone 13 checkout process.

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The post iPhone 13 pre-order process broken for many Apple Card, Apple Pay, and iUP shoppers appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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05:36
Apple blackmailed into removing Russian tactical...

Apple has been blackmailed into removing from the App Store a Russian tactical voting app, Navalny, which was designed to help voters support the opposition leader Aleksei Navalny.

Both Apple and Google have removed the app after specific company employees were threatened with “punishment” …

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The post Apple blackmailed into removing Russian tactical voting app Navalny appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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05:24
iPhone 13 Pro's New 1TB Storage Option Already...

Apple today opened pre-orders for all four iPhone 13 models through its website and the Apple Store app, and estimated delivery times are already slipping into October for Pro models with the all-new 1TB storage option in the U.S. and select other countries.

iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are available with up to 1TB of storage, which is the largest storage capacity ever offered in an iPhone. The storage option is not cheap, with prices reaching up to $1,599 for the iPhone 13 Pro Max with 1TB in the United States. 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage options are also available, with many configurations still available for September 24 launch day delivery as of writing.

The standard iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini models are likewise available with 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB of storage, but there is no 1TB option for those devices.

Key features across the iPhone 13 lineup include a faster A15 Bionic chip, camera improvements, longer battery life, and a smaller notch...

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05:18
Apple has started preorders for the iPhone 13 and...

The Apple Store is back online with iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max models ready for preorder ahead of deliveries starting September 24.The new iPhone 13 ProApple on Friday began accepting preorders for its latest flagship handsets, with early-bird buyers due to receive their device of choice on September 24. Preorders in China have already outpaced those of the iPhone 12 in 2020.

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05:14
Thunderbird 91.1.1 - 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 91.1.1:

New:

  • Menu item for disabling subject encryption for a single message added

Changes:

  • Printing messages that are not currently displayed is no longer supported, including printing multiple messages at once

Fixes:

  • Buttons on compose window dialogs did not have a visual indication of focus
  • Dropdown fields in message compose window were unreadable on Windows 7 with a dark theme
  • Multiple bulk mail...
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05:13
You Can Pre-Order Your New iPhone 13 Now

Pre-orders for the iPhone 13 range are now open. The apple-announces-iphone-13-lineup/">four different models were unveiled at the ‘California Streaming’ event earlier this week.
iPhone 13 Pre-Orders Now Open

To order directly from Apple head to https://www.apple.com/store. You can also use the Apple Store app on iPhone or iPad. Shipping will begin on September 24, which is also when they will be available in store.

The iPhone 13 starts at US$799, with the mini at US$699. They come in Pink, Blue, Midnight, Starlight, and (PRODUCT) RED. At the higher end, the Pro starts at US$999, with the Pro Max at US$1099. They are available in Graphite, Gold, Silver, and Sierra Blue. Trade-in options are available too.

Amongst the new features are 12MP Wide cameras and Cinematic Mode for video. All models get Night Mode too....

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05:09
The Apple Store is back online!

The Apple Store is back online! The Store was down for 7 hours and 23 minutes.

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05:06
Here’s how to pre-order your iPhone 13 for launch...

As expected, iPhone 13 pre-orders are now live following Apple’s special “California Streaming” event earlier this week. For full details on how to place your iPhone 13 pre-order to ensure the best price and fastest delivery, head below.

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05:02
iPhone 13 lineup now available to pre-order, first...

After being announced at the “California Streaming event” earlier this week, Apple’s entire iPhone 13 lineup is now available for pre-order with prices starting at $699. This includes the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max. The first pre-orders are set to arrive to shoppers next Friday, and will hit Apple Stores on that same day.

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The post iPhone 13 lineup now available to pre-order, first shipments arrive next week appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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05:01
iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone...

Apple is now accepting pre-orders for the iPhone 13, ‌iPhone 13‌ mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ Max through its online storefront and through the Apple Store app.

Pre-orders are available in more than 30 countries and regions around the world. Those who used the "Get Ready" feature to prepare for pre-orders will just need to hit a button to get their orders in.

This year's iPhones are similar in design to last year's models, but feature upgraded camera capabilities, a smaller front notch, faster A15 chips, improved battery life, 128GB starting storage, and ProMotion technology for the Pro models.

The ‌iPhone 13‌ mini is the most affordable of the new iPhones, priced at $699, while the ‌iPhone 13‌ mini is priced at $799. These...

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04:52
A new 9-Count Class Action has been filed against...

Apple's long-standing mantra has been that the App Store "is the safest and most trusted place for users to get apps." Yet a new 9-count class action filed against Apple disagrees. It's being reported that cryptocurrency users who downloaded an Apple application called "Toast Plus" saw their money disappear, and now they're suing Apple over it in a class action lawsuit that was filed yesterday.

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04:25
This is how Apple is removing the plastic wrap from...

We knew that Apple has redesigned the packaging for the iPhone 13 box, eliminating the plastic wrap. What we didn’t know was how it would manage to keep the boxes securely closed during transit and handling.

A photo tweeted this morning reveals the answer …

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The post This is how Apple is removing the plastic wrap from iPhone 13 box appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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04:21
iPadOS 15 Allows Apps to Use Up to 12GB of RAM on...

In June, we reported that starting with iPadOS 15, Apple is giving developers the ability to allocate their apps more RAM, allowing apps to use more of the available memory in the iPad to run faster and smoother.

Via an entitlement, Apple is giving developers the ability to let iPadOS know that certain functions of their apps may perform better if they have access to more system memory. Currently, Apple caps the amount of memory an app can use, mainly to ensure that a single app does not utilize all of a device's memory, impacting other core system...

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The Apple Certified Support Professional MacOS 11...

iLounge has a special deal on the Apple Certified Support Professional macOS 11 Course, which allows you to become a technical coordinator, help desk ...

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The post The Apple Certified Support Professional MacOS 11 Course is 89% Off appeared first on iLounge.

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