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Friday May 8

09:00
Conduct effective standups across your organization...

Today’s cross-functional teams often work remotely and in different time zones. The AgilePolly application for Microsoft Teams helps remote teams stay connected, organized, and aligned.

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09:00
Conduct effective standups across your organization...

Today’s cross-functional teams often work remotely and in different time zones. The AgilePolly application for Microsoft Teams helps remote teams stay connected, organized, and aligned.

The post Conduct effective standups across your organization with AgilePolly + Microsoft Teams appeared first on Microsoft 365 Blog.

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08:58
How to watch UFC 249 Ferguson vs Gaethje on iPhone,...

Ferguson vs Gaethje marks the return of UFC after a break since March due to the pandemic. UFC 249 is set for the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville on Saturday, May 9th at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. Follow along for how to watch on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, PC, and more.

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08:55
Friday deals: Apple Watch Series 5 $100 off, 15-inch...

Friday’s best deals include Apple Watch Series 5 at $100 off and 15-inch MacBook Pro models discounted heavily. You’ll also find SanDisk USB-C storage on sale as well in today’s 9to5Toys Lunch Break. Hit the jump for all that and more.

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08:50
Microsoft will be Updating 'Office' for...

Microsoft was quick to roll out iPad Split View for Outlook on iOS last year, and the company released a unified Office app for iOS earlier this year. Microsoft is preparing 'Office' for iPadOS with mouse ...

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08:43
Apple Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over 'Flexgate...

A nationwide class action lawsuit filed against Apple in Northern California court this week accuses the company of knowingly concealing a defect with a display-related flex cable on recent 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models.

As discovered by repair website iFixit last year, some MacBook Pro models released in 2016 and 2017 have experienced issues with uneven backlighting caused by a delicate flex cable that can wear out and break after repeated opening and closing of the display. Impacted notebooks can exhibit uneven lighting at the bottom of the screen, which has been described as a "stage light" effect, and the backlighting system can eventually fail entirely.

Since the issue often takes time to manifest, the...

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08:42
Amazon and Microsoft are trash talking each other...

The Department of Defense needs technology experts to migrate its roughly 500 disparate cloud environments into a unified system to help the military work better and faster. The Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract -- which has bee...

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08:41
Apple launches ‘Apple Books for Authors’ website as...

Apple has released a neat new rich resource today to help writers publish their content on its Apple Books platform. The new website walks through writing, publishing, marketing, and looking at analytics with Apple Books and since it’s web-based works with both Mac and Windows.

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The post Apple launches ‘Apple Books for Authors’ website as guided resource to publication and more for Mac and Windows appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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08:35
Deals: Refurbished 15-Inch MacBook Pro Notebooks on...

Woot is ending the week with a refurbished sale on the 15-inch MacBook Pro, available in multiple storage sizes and colors. The sale starts with the 256GB SSD model (16GB RAM, Intel Core i7) for $1,579.99.

Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Woot. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

For more storage, the 512GB SSD model (16GB RAM, Intel Core i9) is on sale for $1,849.99. Woot's refurbished sales are offering more than $800 in savings when compared to the original prices of these notebooks, which began at $2,399.00 when they launched in May...

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08:17
Spotify 1.1.32.618. - Stream music, create playlists...

Spotify is a streaming music service that gives you on-demand access to millions of songs. Whether you like driving rock, silky R&B, or grandiose classical music, Spotify's massive catalogue puts all your favorites within your reach. No streaming service offers a larger, more varied catalogue.

The music you love, whenever you want it

  • You're the DJ. Add stars to your favorite tracks, and create playlists. Spotify lets you keep your favorites close at hand.
  • Endless discovery. With built-in Related Artist suggestions, Spotify will help you discover your new favorite artists, albums, and tracks.
  • Make it social. Follow your favorite artists, share musical recommendations with friends, and more.



Version 1.1.32.618:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.10 or later...

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08:09
AppZapper 2.0.3 - Confidently uninstall virtually...

AppZapper allows you to confidently uninstall virtually any application as easily as it was installed -- just drag and drop. Drag one or more unwanted apps onto AppZapper and watch as it finds all the extra files and lets you delete them with a single click. A slick safety system remembers which apps you want to keep safe, and the log tracks all the files you've zapped. Put simply, AppZapper is the uninstaller Apple forgot.



Version 2.0.3:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.9 or later

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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08:07
Overcast podcast player gains Apple Watch streaming...

A new update for the popular podcast player Overcast for iOS and watchOS brings some nice changes for how you access episodes on Apple’s wearable. The most exciting new feature is streaming over cellular arriving for Apple Watch.

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08:05
Apple diversifying AirPods supply chain, potentially...




Apple is shifting a substantial amount of its current AirPods production from China to Vietnam, and appears to be considering a release schedule later than previously predicted an AirPods refresh.

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08:04
Apple Supplier ready to produce Millions of '...

According to a new tech report this morning, Apple will be producing millions of its popular AirPods wireless earphones in Vietnam for the first time this quarter, in a sign the company is accelerating its diversification of production out of China amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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07:39
∞ Mashup of more than 50 songs from 1984

[VIDEO] Another in the series of music-by-year mashups from The Hood Internet. These started with 1979 and have, year-by-year, made their way to 1984. They are all fun to watch, especially if you have a sense of music in the ’80s. Video embedded in main Loop post.

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07:39
Apple prepares for fall in demand for AirPods,...

A new report today says that AirPods will be made in Vietnam for the first time this quarter, as Apple accelerates plans to diversify production outside China.

It also suggests the company is preparing for a fall in demand for AirPods in the current quarter due to the impact of the coronavirus crisis …

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07:28
BitTorrent 7.4.3 - Official client of the BitTorrent...

BitTorrent is a protocol for distributing files. It identifies content by URL and is designed to integrate seamlessly with the web. Its advantage over plain HTTP is that when multiple downloads of the same file happen concurrently, the downloaders upload to each other, making it possible for the file source to support very large numbers of downloaders with only a modest increase in its load.

Ultra-fast file delivery

Our technology breaks big files down into small pieces. The files are then downloaded, piece by piece, from one or many different sources. Since the files are broken down into tiny bites, you use less bandwidth. Which means your downloads move a lot faster.

Free, unlimited downloading

With BitTorrent, there are no limits to the number of files you can download, or the amount of data you can move.

Built-in bandwidth booster

BitTorrent auto-adjusts bandwidth usage, based on your network and Internet connection...

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07:24
Apple Arcade's Latest Game Combines Turn-Based...

The Label's "The_Otherside" is this week's addition to Apple Arcade on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. The game is described as both a turn-based RPG and a strategy board game:Otherside is a turn based RPG and strategy board game where you will control four survivors who hope to push back the shadowy threat. Make your way through each level solving puzzles, fighting monsters, and destroying the spirit anchors that threaten our dimension.

Do you have what it takes to restore the town back to normal and save the day?"The_Otherside" is available on the App Store with an Apple Arcade subscription. The service provides iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac users with access to over 100 games with no in-app purchases or ads for $4.99 per month.Tag:...

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07:23
Dang, the iPad Pro Magic Keyboard looks cool in X-...

Yup. Sure does.

But, in addition to the cool images, there’s insight into how the various mechanisms actually work, like the spring-loaded hinge and the more even clicking trackpad.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:19
Tim Bray’s follow up to “Bye, Amazon”

If you’ve not followed the story, start here.

After the story of Amazon VP Tim Bray quitting in protest went viral, Tim posted this follow-up, mostly about the tidal wave of responses to his original, but worth reading.

Also worth reading, the like-minded posts linked in Tim’s piece.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:19
A Company called Blyncsy Hints that they'll sue...

A Utah Company called Blyncsy says that it has exclusive business rights to the use of smartphones and other electronic devices for tracing people who have come into contact with a person with Covid-19, setting up a potential patent-infringement battle with some of the biggest technology companies.

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07:13
Apple Watch Series 5 gets $100 price cut at Amazon,...




Amazon has reissued its popular Apple Watch deal, dropping the Series 5 Watches with Cellular to $399 after a $100 price cut. Multiple styles are on sale and in stock.

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07:10
MacBook Pro Diary: Pressing the button on the Dell...

The Dell UltraSharp 49 is, by any standard, a fairly ridiculously-sized monitor. With a diagonal size of 49 inches, and a side-to-side width of four feet, it’s huge!

But … I’ve lusted after it ever since it was first announced. Today, I finally decided to press the button despite the fact that it doesn’t tick all of my boxes – but we’ll get to that …

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07:00
How to reset AirPods or AirPods Pro




When you're having connection problems, or if you find that they are not charging correctly, you may need to reset your AirPods or AirPods Pro. Here's how to get it done.

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06:58
Dropbox was profitable for the first time since...

While many companies struggle through the pandemic, Dropbox seems to be doing well. In its first quarter, it brought in $455 million, an increase of 18 percent compared to the same period last year. According to Bloomberg, last quarter was the first...

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06:49
Apple COO Jeff Williams talks supply chain and...

Solid interview with Apple COO Jeff Williams. It’s an easy watch, about 3 minutes long, and packed with interesting comments about the supply chain, opening Apple Stores, and Apple’s response to leakers and bloggers.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:48
Apple's Plan to Introduce New AirPods Later...

Apple's plan to release an updated version of AirPods later this year has been delayed due to the global health crisis, according to the Nikkei Asian Review.

This lines up with a recent report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who said that mass production of third-generation AirPods will begin in the first half of 2021, followed by mass production of second-generation AirPods Pro between the fourth quarter of 2021 and the first quarter of 2022. Kuo also expects Apple's rumored high-end over-ear headphones to enter mass production at some point in mid-2020.

Kuo did acknowledge rumors of new AirPods coming in the second half of 2020, but he said they are "more...

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06:38
Apple rolls out Apple Store Online, a one stop Apple...

When I want to shop Apple online, I tend to go to apple.com and pick a product category from the menu bar at the top of that main page.

If I want support for a product, or find info about Apple Store hours or Genius Bar appointments, all bets are off. More times than not, I end up doing a Google search to find the right link.

With Apple’s Apple Store Online hub, things like chatting with a specialist, getting help with trade-ins, financing, order tracking, and Genius Bar appointments just got a bit easier to find.

Here’s a link to the new hub. Worth taking a minute to swipe through it, just to get a sense of the options available. Don’t miss that “Find a store” link at the bottom.

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06:36
Huntkey adds SCA109C to wireless charger family

Huntkey, a provider of power solutions, has increased its selection of wireless chargers with the SCA109C, a wireless charger complemented with one USB-C (also known as USB Type-C) port and two USB-A ports.

The SCA109C’s wireless charger provides a maximum 10W power output for Qi-certified devices such as iPhone Samsung and iPhone smart phones. The USB-C port delivers 5V3A, 9V2A or 12V1.5A power intelligently to fit different devices. The two USB-A ports share a combined 5V2.1A power output.

It’s paired with a durable AC cable that’s equipped with a two-pin US plug, which is targeted at the North America market. To ensure safety, it is FCC listed and built with multiple protections including OVP (Over Voltage Protection), OCP (Over Current Protection), OTP (Over Temperature Protection) and SCP (Short Circuit Protection).

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06:36
Huntkey adds SCA109C to wireless charger family

Huntkey, a provider of power solutions, has increased its selection of wireless chargers with the SCA109C, a wireless charger complemented with one USB-C (also known as USB Type-C) port and two USB-A ports.

The SCA109C’s wireless charger provides a maximum 10W power output for Qi-certified devices such as iPhone Samsung and iPhone smart phones. The USB-C port delivers 5V3A, 9V2A or 12V1.5A power intelligently to fit different devices. The two USB-A ports share a combined 5V2.1A power output.

It’s paired with a durable AC cable that’s equipped with a two-pin US plug, which is targeted at the North America market. To ensure safety, it is FCC listed and built with multiple protections including OVP (Over Voltage Protection), OCP (Over Current Protection), OTP (Over Temperature Protection) and SCP (Short Circuit Protection).

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06:36
Huntkey adds SCA109C to wireless charger family

Huntkey, a provider of power solutions, has increased its selection of wireless chargers with the SCA109C, a wireless charger complemented with one USB-C (also known as USB Type-C) port and two USB-A ports.

The SCA109C’s wireless charger provides a maximum 10W power output for Qi-certified devices such as iPhone Samsung and iPhone smart phones. The USB-C port delivers 5V3A, 9V2A or 12V1.5A power intelligently to fit different devices. The two USB-A ports share a combined 5V2.1A power output.

It’s paired with a durable AC cable that’s equipped with a two-pin US plug, which is targeted at the North America market. To ensure safety, it is FCC listed and built with multiple protections including OVP (Over Voltage Protection), OCP (Over Current Protection), OTP (Over Temperature Protection) and SCP (Short Circuit Protection).

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06:36
Huntkey adds SCA109C to wireless charger family

Huntkey, a provider of power solutions, has increased its selection of wireless chargers with the SCA109C, a wireless charger complemented with one USB-C (also known as USB Type-C) port and two USB-A ports.

The SCA109C’s wireless charger provides a maximum 10W power output for Qi-certified devices such as iPhone Samsung and iPhone smart phones. The USB-C port delivers 5V3A, 9V2A or 12V1.5A power intelligently to fit different devices. The two USB-A ports share a combined 5V2.1A power output.

It’s paired with a durable AC cable that’s equipped with a two-pin US plug, which is targeted at the North America market. To ensure safety, it is FCC listed and built with multiple protections including OVP (Over Voltage Protection), OCP (Over Current Protection), OTP (Over Temperature Protection) and SCP (Short Circuit Protection).

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06:27
The-Otherside added to Apple Arcade line-up

The_Otherside has been added to the line-up of games on Apple Arcade, Apple’s US$4.99/month or $49.99/year streaming game service.

Here's how the game is described: Otherside is a turn based RPG and strategy board game where you will control four survivors who hope to push back the shadowy threat. Make your way through each level solving puzzles, fighting monsters, and destroying the spirit anchors that threaten our dimension. Do you have what it takes to restore the town back to normal and save the day

The-Otherside is available for the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV, but, sadly, not for macOS. Apple Arcade has over 100 games available (less for the Mac than for Apple's other devices).

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06:19
New Apple website offers many of its retail store...

Apple has launched a new web page that lets you chat with Apple Specialists, set up financing and credit, order and track products for no-contact delivery, and trade-in an Apple product.

You can also access the company’s Genius Bar for service and support, which should be convenient with so many Apple retail stores closed due to the COVID-19  pandemic. The site also offers access to the "Today at Apple At Home" videos designed to "help you get creative at home.”

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06:18
‘Defending Jacob’ is shaping up as an Apple TV+...

Nellie Andreeva, Deadline:

According to sources, Defending Jacob ranks among the top three series premieres for Apple TV+, logging a big opening weekend with viewership continuing to build in Week 2 and the audience growing by five times in its first 10 days (April 24-May 3) to rank among the two fastest-growing series premieres for Apple TV+.

And:

Defending Jacob also is believed to be setting Apple TV+ records for viewer engagement. The vast majority of viewers who sampled the show during its premiere weekend watched all three available episodes, and nearly all who watched those also completed the fourth episode released May 1, I have learned.

Episode 5 of Defending Jacob is scheduled to drop today.

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06:13
These are the latest Apple Arcade games for iPhone,...

Apple Arcade launched with close to 100 titles and the service is seeing new games added regularly. Follow along with our guide on the latest from Apple’s gaming service.

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06:11
Apple will begin opening its retail stores in...

In a statement shared with German website Macerkopf, as noted by MacRumors, Apple will begin reopening its retail stores in Germany on May 11, almost two months after they were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The tech giant has 15 physical stores in the country.

Apple said the stores will initially focus on Genius Bar service and support. The company adds that enhanced health and safety measures will be implemented, such as body temperature checks prior to entry, limits on how many customers can be in the store at once, social distancing, and reduced hours of operation.

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06:04
Microsoft adding trackpad, mouse support this fall...

Microsoft will add trackpad and mouse support to its Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps for iPadOS by the fall, according to TechCrunch.

Apple added revamped cursor support to iPadOS in March. And last month the tech giant debuted the Magic Keyboard for iPad (see my review here).

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06:02
A year after media doubting, Apple's Services...




Last March, analysts and tech bloggers dumped out arrogant contempt over Apple's latest product introduction. This year, those new offerings helped save Apple's Q2 earnings and are projected to bolster its June quarter performance despite the pandemic.

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06:00
Google can give you AR science lessons right from...

Last year, Google launched an augmented reality feature within Search that lets you put virtual animals in the real world. Now, it’s adding more 3D objects you can view right from your Search results page on mobile, including Neil Armstrong’s spacesu...

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06:00
Some apps to help you prepare for Mother’s Day

You can prepare for Mother’s Day (and you haven’t forgotten that Sunday, May 10) is Mother’s Day, have you?) with a variety of iOS/iPadOS apps.

Mix on Pix 1.0 (free, in-app purchases) for the iPhone and iPad is an app for adding just about anything on pictures, including texts, annotations, watermarks, photos, logos and more. Mix on Pix offers stock texts and themed stock art, as well as providing users with access to 477 available fonts and more. 

Mother's Day Photo Frame (free) lets you send a card to your mom with your own picture and decorated with your own worlds. 

Baby Hazel Mother’s Day (free, with in-app...

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06:00
Tile Mac Windows Any Way You Want with Cisdem Window...

Sometimes it can be a real hassle to work with one monitor, trying to get the windows you need to show up on the screen at the same time. While macOS Catalina includes screen tiling options, nothing compares to Cisdem Window Manager for Mac ($9.99). Get your lifetime license today in the Apple World Today Deals Shop.

Are jumbles of windows getting in the way of your productivity? Cisdem Window Manager can split your screen into various sizes and positions on Mac. All you have to do is drag windows to the edges or corners of your screen, or use our grid system to select the area that the windows should cover and you can also set keyboard shortcuts....

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05:54
Apple’s new TV and movie sale takes Friends Complete...

Apple is rolling into the weekend with another sale focused on 4K movies and one of the best prices on the complete Friends series all-time. That’s on top of Tuesday’s particularly notable sale that started at $1 with a number of price drops on sports films and more. Hit the jump for all today’s top deals.

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The post Apple’s new TV and movie sale takes Friends Complete Series to $50, 4K films $5 appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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05:49
Judge says Apple, Cisco motivated by ‘G-R-E-E-D’ in...

U.S. District Judge William Alsup admonished Apple and Cisco during a telephone hearing Thursday, asserting that the tech giants tried to land inflated attorney fee awards after beating Straight Path IP Group's infringement litigation and saying they used "abusive" tactics and were motivated by "greed, G-R-E-E-D,” reports Law360 (a subscription is required to read the entire article)

In June 2016, Straight Path Group, a subsidiary of fixed wireless spectrum leasing firm Straight Path Communications, sued Apple for patent violation, this one regarding VoIP. Straight Path is a non-practicing entity — in other words, a “patent troll.” A patent troll is an individual or an organization that purchases and holds...

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05:40
Deals: Apple Watch Series 5 Models Discounted by Up...

Amazon is taking up to $100 off the Apple Watch Series 5 this week, with prices starting at $299.99 for the 40mm GPS models. Only the Gold Aluminum Case with Pink Sport Band is available at this price. If you order today, the Apple Watch should arrive sometime next week.

Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

The Apple Watch Series 5 was released in September 2019 with a new OLED screen that supports an always-on feature, which represents the biggest change to the Series 5 models. The newest Apple Watch is available in 40mm and 44mm sizes, and it has the overall same design as the Series 4 models.

$100 OFFApple Watch S5 (40mm, GPS) for $299.99

If you're shopping for a cellular model,...

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05:38
‘MacVoices’: TidBITS celebrates its 30th anniversary

TidBITS, the longest running email newsletter on the Internet just had its 30th anniversary, and publisher Adam Engst joins host Chuck Joiner on the new episode of MacVoices to celebrate by talking about how web development has become a discipline of its own, and how that affected TidBITs over the years.

He covers the care they have taken to maintain their legacy story links intact during those transitions, how TidBITS pioneered advertising on the Internet, and introduces the idea of tech anniversary gifts.

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

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05:35
Microsoft to Add Trackpad Support to Word, Excel,...

Microsoft plans to add trackpad and mouse support to its Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps for iPad by the fall, according to TechCrunch and The Verge.

iPadOS 13.4 introduced trackpad and mouse support on all iPad models released in the past four to five years. Keyboards with trackpads include Apple's Magic Keyboard and Brydge's Pro+ for the iPad Pro and Logitech's Combo for the 10.2-inch iPad and the 10.5-inch iPad Air.

When using a trackpad, the cursor displays as a circle on the screen, popping up only when you have a finger on the trackpad. The circle then morphs into various other shapes when hovering over app icons, text fields, or other on-screen elements.Tags: Microsoft,...

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05:00
13-inch MacBook Pro refreshed, WWDC date announced,...




Apple has refreshed the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Magic Keyboard, the start of Apple's online WWDC has been announced, the iPad Pro Smart Keyboard gets a teardown, and your hosts provide a massive roundup of HomeKit and smart home devices.

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04:52
Apple Stores in Germany to Begin Reopening May 11...

Apple today announced that it will begin reopening its retail stores in Germany on May 11, nearly two months after they were closed due to the global health crisis.

In a statement shared with German website Macerkopf, Apple said the stores will initially be focusing on Genius Bar service and support. Enhanced health and safety measures will be implemented, such as body temperature checks prior to entry, limits on how many customers can be in the store at once, social distancing, and reduced hours of operation.

Apple operates 15 retail stores in Germany and will be posting specific hours of operation for each location on its website.

Apple closed all of its retail stores outside of the Greater China region in mid-March. The company has since started to reopen some locations, including in...

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04:29
EtreCheck Pro 6.2.6 - For troubleshooting your Mac;...

EtreCheck is an app that displays the important details of your system configuration and allow you to copy that information to the Clipboard. It is meant to be used with Apple Support Communities to help people help you with your Mac. EtreCheck automatically removes any personally identifiable information from the output.

EtreCheck will automatically alert you to serious problems like adware, insufficient RAM, or a failing hard drive.

EtreCheck is free and available in the Mac App Store with in-app purchases available. EtreCheck can now automatically generate solutions for any problems that it finds.



Version 6.2.6:

  • Improve display of kernel extensions
  • Automatically save all reports
  • Fix bug causing bogus error message when opening diagnostic report
  • Fix About box in Dark Mode; and
  • Other bug fixes and improvements



  • OS X 10.9 or later

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04:20
Visual Studio Code 1.45.0 - Cross-platform code...

Visual Studio Code provides developers with a new choice of developer tool that combines the simplicity and streamlined experience of a code editor with the best of what developers need for their core code-edit-debug cycle. Visual Studio Code is the first code editor, and first cross-platform development tool - supporting OSX, Linux, and Windows - in the Visual Studio family.

At its heart, Visual Studio Code features a powerful, fast code editor great for day-to-day use. The Preview release of Code already has many of the features developers need in a code and text editor, including navigation, keyboard support with customizable bindings, syntax highlighting, bracket matching, auto indentation, and snippets, with support for dozens of languages.

For serious coding, developers often need to work with code as more than just text. Visual Studio Code includes built-in support for always-on IntelliSense code completion, richer semantic code understanding...

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04:19
U.S. data center market projected to see CAGR of...

According to recent data from Arizton, the data center market in the U.S. is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate [CAGR] of over 1% through 2025. Highlights of the research group’s report include:

° The U.S. market witnessed investments in 100+ colocation projects in 2019 and 35+ projects with capacity of over 15 MW.

° COVID-19 impacts construction and supply chain to a considerable extent across multiple states in the U.S. in the second quarter of 2020.

° The southeastern U.S. witnessed around 40% of the data center investments in the U.S. market.

° Over 50% of the data center projects in the U.S. was identified in Virginia, Texas, Illinois, Georgia, and California.

° EdgeCore Internet Real Estate, GIGA Data Centers, PointOne, and Archer Data Center are new entrants targeting hyperscale facility development.

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04:19
U.S. data center market projected to see CAGR of...

According to recent data from Arizton, the data center market in the U.S. is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate [CAGR] of over 1% through 2025. Highlights of the research group’s report include:

° The U.S. market witnessed investments in 100+ colocation projects in 2019 and 35+ projects with capacity of over 15 MW.

° COVID-19 impacts construction and supply chain to a considerable extent across multiple states in the U.S. in the second quarter of 2020.

° The southeastern U.S. witnessed around 40% of the data center investments in the U.S. market.

° Over 50% of the data center projects in the U.S. was identified in Virginia, Texas, Illinois, Georgia, and California.

° EdgeCore Internet Real Estate, GIGA Data Centers, PointOne, and Archer Data Center are new entrants targeting hyperscale facility development.

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04:19
U.S. data center market projected to see CAGR of...

According to recent data from Arizton, the data center market in the U.S. is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate [CAGR] of over 1% through 2025. Highlights of the research group’s report include:

° The U.S. market witnessed investments in 100+ colocation projects in 2019 and 35+ projects with capacity of over 15 MW.

° COVID-19 impacts construction and supply chain to a considerable extent across multiple states in the U.S. in the second quarter of 2020.

° The southeastern U.S. witnessed around 40% of the data center investments in the U.S. market.

° Over 50% of the data center projects in the U.S. was identified in Virginia, Texas, Illinois, Georgia, and California.

° EdgeCore Internet Real Estate, GIGA Data Centers, PointOne, and Archer Data Center are new entrants targeting hyperscale facility development.

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04:19
U.S. data center market projected to see CAGR of...

According to recent data from Arizton, the data center market in the U.S. is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate [CAGR] of over 1% through 2025. Highlights of the research group’s report include:

° The U.S. market witnessed investments in 100+ colocation projects in 2019 and 35+ projects with capacity of over 15 MW.

° COVID-19 impacts construction and supply chain to a considerable extent across multiple states in the U.S. in the second quarter of 2020.

° The southeastern U.S. witnessed around 40% of the data center investments in the U.S. market.

° Over 50% of the data center projects in the U.S. was identified in Virginia, Texas, Illinois, Georgia, and California.

° EdgeCore Internet Real Estate, GIGA Data Centers, PointOne, and Archer Data Center are new entrants targeting hyperscale facility development.

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04:13
UK contact tracing app source code shared as...

The NHS has kept its promise to share the source code for the UK contact tracing app, placing both the code and documentation onto Github. This will allow security researchers to examine the code to determine exactly how it works, check for any flaws and try to solve a mystery.

Developers will be keen to understand how the app apparently works in the background in a way that shouldn’t be possible …

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04:06
Apple to reopen Apple Stores in Germany on May 11




Apple is to reopen at least three of its stores in Germany on May 11, in line with the country's newly-announced measure for allowing shops to open with extra hygiene measures.

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04:06
Samsung Announces 'Innovative' Debit Card...

We're still waiting to hear news about Apple Card's performance relative to the major card issuers, but that hasn't stopped Samsung from announcing plans to launch an "innovative" debit card as part of a new mobile-first money management platform the company has been developing over the last year.

Announced on Thursday in a blog post by Samsung Pay vice-president Sang Ahn, the forthcoming debit card is in partnership with finance company SoFi and will be backed by a cash management account.

"In 2020, Samsung Pay will be expanding our service from being a rewarding way to shop and pay, to also being a rewarding way to manage money," writes Ahn. "Over the past year we have been busy developing a mobile-first money management platform. Our vision...

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04:00
Apple patent filing involves ‘user interface camera...

Apple has filed for a patent (number ) for “user interface camera effects” that hints at even more filters and effects that can be added with the Camera app on an iPhone or iPad.

Apple notes that the use of electronic devices for recording videos and taking pictures has increased significantly in recent years. However, the tech giant says that some techniques for managing camera effects “are generally cumbersome and inefficient.” For example, modifying the visual effects in viewfinders such that captured images and recorded videos exhibit the visual effects often requires extensive user input and is imprecise. 

Existing techniques require more time than necessary, wasting user time and device energy. This latter consideration is particularly important in battery-operated devices. Apple wants to change this with a better user interface experience

Here’s the summary of the patent filing: “The present disclosure generally...

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04:00
Reading between the lines of Apple's latest...

Apple chooses its public actions very carefully, so often trying to suss out what it's up to is a matter of reading between the lines. Because the actions that the company doesn't take are almost as significant as the ones that it does.

While it hasn't been an uneventful spring for Apple watchers so far, it's been informative to see which products the company has been shipping, because they start to point the way towards the areas where Apple may instead be marshaling its forces ahead of some more significant moves.

With about six weeks to go before Apple kicks off its virtual Worldwide Developer Conference with its next big announcements, we've got a little bit of time before our latest crop of theories are put to the test.

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04:00
How to share downloaded apps across users on a Mac

Apple IDs used to be two different kinds of things: one was a purchasing account, originally associated with the iTunes Music Store; the other, a sync/email account associated with MobileMe (me.com), .Mac (mac.com), and iCloud. Apple merged the two purposes, but many people possess legacy accounts they continue to use together in iOS/iPadOS and macOS in those distinct ways.

For families that share a Mac, you can leverage either Family Sharing or a purchase-based Apple ID to allow everyone to access the same apps (or a similar set) across the computer.

macOS is set up to let you create multiple accounts, and each account can be logged into one Apple ID for both iCloud sync and email and for Apple purchases or the account can use two separate accounts for iCloud and purchases.

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03:52
Apple Stores in Germany next to begin reopening on...

Apple Stores in Germany will be among the next to reopen after extended closures in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Following reopenings across South Korea, Austria, and Australia in recent weeks, Germany’s 15 Apple Stores will begin to reopen on May 11, most at 11:00 A.M.

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03:43
UFC Fight Pass app no longer supports the third-...

The mixed martial arts UFC channel on Apple TV is dropping support for older generation boxes. This means third-generation Apple TV users are unable to watch the upcoming Saturday fight, with an alert dialog simply telling them they should get a newer Apple TV or use an alternative streaming box.

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03:27
Apple TV+ drama 'Defending Jacob'...




While Apple has not revealed any viewing figures for Apple TV+, industry sources say the new "Defending Jacob" drama is a hit with higher viewing figures, and audience engagement, than most shows on the service.

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03:15
Apple Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro review: Finally, a...

Apple’s keyboard cases for the iPad tend to emphasize protection. The keyboard itself often feels like an afterthought. Even in the best cases, it comes off as a grudging concession to those of us who really don’t want to use the digital keyboard for long typing sessions.

But Apple’s new Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro is the first one that actually feels as though you were meant to work on it. The backlit keys have great key travel, and they’re wide enough to recall the ones you’ll find on a MacBook. These features would have been impressive on their own, but Apple went a step further and included a trackpad and a dedicated charging port that greatly enriches the experience.

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03:15
Apple releases macOS Catalina 10.15.5 developer beta...

Apple on Thursday released its fourth developer beta of the macOS Catalina 10.15.5 update.

The update now includes a new Battery Health Management feature, which has been described as an effort towards reducing the chemical aging of a MacBook’s battery and extend its lifespan without compromising battery life.

Per Apple’s description:

The battery health management feature in macOS 10.15.5 is designed to improve your battery’s lifespan by reducing the rate at which it chemically ages. The feature does this by monitoring your battery’s temperature history and its charging patterns.

Based on the measurements that it collects, battery health management may reduce your battery’s maximum charge when in this mode. This happens as needed to ensure that your battery charges to a level that’s optimized for your usage—reducing wear on the battery, and slowing its chemical aging.

Other fixes to be found in the macOS Catalina 10.15.5 update include bug fixes...

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03:00
iFixit releases “x-ray teardown” of iPad Pro Magic...

The cool cats at iFixit have come through again, this time releasing x-ray photographs of Apple’s new Magic Keyboard, which point to a massive amount of stuff going under the hood.

While the COVID-19 lockdowns and social distancing have prevented iFixit from completing its teardown of the new Magic Keyboard, the company has teamed up with Creative Electron to create an “x-ray teardown” of the device.

“There is so much going on here, you might never guess that this is technically an accessory to the actual iPad Pro,” iFixit wrote, adding that “rarely have we had so much to think about from a single image.”

To begin with, the x-ray images show a switch to a scissor-based keyboard, which iFixit says is the “least complicated” change but “probably the biggest improvement.”

The trackpad appears to be a new design, and one that’s different from MacBook variants. This trackpad actually features what appear to be physical buttons. Next to the trackpad are two...

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03:00
Enclave Audio CineHome Pro review: A great home...

The Enclave Audio CineHome Pro is a true 5.1 surround-sound system that's also truly wireless, but it’s more suitable for streaming media than pairing with a Blu-ray player.

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03:00
Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2 Bluetooth speaker review...

It's nice that the Wonderboom 2 is hardened against water, dust, and drops, but that doesn't mean much when it produces thin sound and wimpy bass.

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02:47
Apple launches new online storefront for buying from...




Apple has now launched a new shop front online which is expressly for making it easier to buy, and get technical help, from home.

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02:45
Day One Journaling App Update Adds iPad Trackpad...

Popular journaling app Day One today updated to version 4.13, adding support for trackpad navigation on iPad, a new Day View interface, and other improvements.

This release comes after the launch of iOS and iPadOS 13.4, which added support for trackpads and mice on ‌‌iPad‌‌.

After updating, Day One users on ‌iPad‌ can use various trackpad actions to interact with the app, including two-finger swipe down to dismiss, and two-finger horizontal swipe to open and close the journal drawer.

The new Day View offers quicker access to daily entries by tapping on or clicking dates in the calendar or the timeline.

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02:07
New Apple Web Page Directs Customers to Its Online...

Apple has launched a new web page that brings together links and information about its online services for customers shopping from home during the global health crisis.

Titled "Everything you love about our stores is online," the new catch-all page links from the Apple.com home page and includes details about no-contact delivery options, Apple Specialist help, financing and credit options, Apple Trade In, Apple Card, order status checking, service and support.

The page also links out to "Today at Apple - At home," a series of fun how-to videos to help users get creative during the ongoing stay-at-home measures, and there's a series of category links for customers to explore products on Apple's online store.

Apple has been gradually re-opening its retail stores in countries where lockdowns have eased, although some are operating on limited hours.

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Thursday May 7

22:12
Today only: Apple's 2019 15" MacBook Pro...




In what are the lowest prices we've seen on Mid 2019 15-inch MacBook Pros, Amazon-owned Woot has refurbished units discounted to as low as $1,579.99, with savings of up to $950 off. These units are refurbished by Apple, but come with a 1-year Woot warranty.

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21:53
Apple launches online store hub for easy shopping...

Apple has launched a new hub for its online store to streamline shopping from home while Apple Retail Stores are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The webpage helps customers learn more about no-contact delivery options, get help from a Specialist, and more.

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19:12
Qualcomm CEO touts improved relationship with Apple...




Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf in an interview on Thursday said the chipmaker's relationship with Apple has greatly improved since the two companies ended a bitter legal battle over patent licensing and royalties in 2019.

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18:01
Qualcomm CEO says relationship with Apple is ‘much...

In a new interview with Bloomberg today, Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf touched on the company’s evolving relationship with Apple. Following the bitter legal battle between the two companies, Mollenkopf says things feel “much more natural now.”

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17:25
Defending Jacob is Shaping Up to be a Hit for Apple...

Apple is known for closely guarding information, and, like other streamers, Apple TV+ has not released viewership data, with only a few snippets surfacing last fall about how viewers consumed the service’s offerings during its November launch weekend. Apple. However, new data is showing that the series could end up being one of the top Apple TV+ series ...

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17:12
iPhone 11 selfie camera fails to crack DxOMark'...




Digital camera specialist DxOMark on Thursday released a comprehensive review of the front-facing selfie camera on Apple's iPhone 11, finding the device to offer good, if not great, performance compared to competing smartphones.

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17:00
Day One journaling app updated with iPadOS 13.4...

The popular journaling application Day One is one of the latest iPadOS apps to add support for trackpad navigation. The update also adds a new Day View interface, among other bug fixes and performance improvements.

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16:42
Microsoft Launched their first of many Previews of...

Video Game Season 2020 is likely to be one of the best that we've had in years because of both Sony and Microsoft are launching next-gen 4K consoles. Today Microsoft gave fans their first of many sneak peeks of games coming to their new console Xbox Series X in late Q4.

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16:28
‘Defending Jacob’ setting Apple TV+ records

Defending Jacob is believed to be setting Apple TV+ records for viewer engagement, according to Deadline. The vast majority of viewers who sampled the show during its premiere weekend watched all three available episodes, and nearly all who watched those also completed the fourth episode released May 1, the article adds. 

According to Deadline sources, Defending Jacob ranks among the top three series premieres for Apple TV+, logging a big opening weekend with viewership continuing to build in Week 2 and the audience growing by five times in its first 10 days (April 24-May 3) to rank among the two fastest-growing series premieres for Apple TV+. 

Actor Chris Evans — best known as “Captain America” in the Marvel movies —is the biggest name actor in the series. It also stars Michelle...

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16:21
Samsung to launch 'innovative' physical...




Following in the footsteps of Apple Card, and in the shadow of a rumored debit card solution from Google, Samsung on Thursday announced plans to field a physical debit card product in partnership with finance company SoFi.

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15:52
DXOMark: iPhone 11 selfie camera ‘decent’ but not...

DXOMark has published its full review of the iPhone 11’s front-facing camera today. While the review says the 12MP front-facing camera delivers “decent performance,” it fails to make the overall top 10.

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15:40
Sonos Cofounder Hits Back at Spotify CEO Daniel Ek...

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek reiterated previous gripes he's had with Apple during an interview this week, saying its platform is still not open enough to third-party apps like the Sweden-based music streamer. But according to the cofounder of high-end speaker and home audio company Sonos, Spotify operates an even-more closed ecosystem than Apple. From a report: In a tweet posted Wednesday, Sonos cofounder John MacFarlane said it was "solid irony" that Ek was criticizing Apple's platform. "Having worked closely with both Apple and Spotify, I would say it's more significantly more difficult to work within Spotify's 'closed' ecosystem than Apple's," he wrote. "Respect and appreciate both companies, but 'open' Spotify is not." Sonos products for the most part rely on third-party services like Spotify and Apple Music to stream music, podcasts, and audiobooks through the Sonos app. Industry analysts and commentators have suggested in recent years that Apple buy Sonos to boost its struggling...

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15:23
Dithering


Dithering is a new podcast from yours truly and Ben Thompson. Three episodes per week, 15 minutes per episode. Not a minute less, not a minute more.

It’s a subscription: $5/month or $50/year.

Ben and I have been noodling on this idea for a while. (Working title for my autobiography: This Took a Lot Longer Than I Thought It Would.) Ben, in particular, has long been convinced — correctly, I obviously believe — that paid subscriptions are a natural fit for podcasts, but yet have been almost entirely untried.

So, we’re trying it.

If you enjoy The Talk Show when Ben...

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15:21
iFixit Shows Off Neat X-Ray View of Apple's...

iFixit hasn't yet done a full teardown of the new Magic Keyboard designed for the new iPad Pro models, but the repair site today partnered with x-ray company Creative Electron to create Magic Keyboard x-rays that give us a view of just what's inside.

The Magic Keyboard uses scissor switch keys instead of butterfly keys, which have now been effectively eliminated from Apple's product lineup. The scissor switch mechanism is clearly visible in the x-ray view, and iFixit calls it the simplest mechanism in the accessory, but the biggest improvement compared to the Smart Keyboard.

Below the keyboard, there are metal plates that iFixit believes are for reinforcing the keyboard's body against bending, and the trackpad is a new design that's different from...

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15:08
A mistake at Facebook broke Spotify, Venmo, TikTok,...

Enlarge / Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Facebook's F8 summit in 2018. (credit: JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images)

Users of numerous popular iPhone apps such as Spotify, Venmo, Tinder, TikTok, DoorDash, and Pinterest experienced persistent app crashes as a result of a bug in Facebook's SDK this week. The crash reports began coming in around 6:30pm Eastern yesterday, but the issue has since been resolved.

Not long after the problem emerged, it was revealed to have been caused by a server-side change by Facebook. "A new release of Facebook included a change that...

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15:02
How to Mirror Your Apple TV to Your Mac for...

Need to display your Apple TV on your Mac for screenshots or a presentation? It’s easy and the necessary software is included with macOS.

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15:02
How to Mirror Your Apple TV to Your Mac for...

Need to display your Apple TV on your Mac for screenshots or a presentation? It’s easy and the necessary software is included with macOS.

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14:29
A new podcast from Ben Thompson and John Gruber

Three episodes per week, 15 minutes per episode. Not a minute less, not a minute more. New episodes every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

I have a lot of respect for Ben and John, so this should be interesting. I just listened to the first episode and it was exactly how you think it would be. I enjoyed it!

∞ Read this on The Loop

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14:23
Apple COO Jeff Williams says he’s ‘optimistic’ about...

Apple’s chief operating officer Jeff Williams joined Fox Business for an interview this morning in which he expresses optimism about the US economy going forward. This comes after Tim Cook reportedly told Donald Trump that he expects a “v-shaped recovery” following the COVID-19 pandemic.

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14:13
Well Known North Korean Hackers have expanded...

According to a new report, "One of the most prolific hacking groups linked to North Korea appears to be targeting Apple users with new malware previously only found on Windows and Linux, researchers warned

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13:54
Rumored 'Powerbeats Pro 2' could be minor...




A pair of model numbers recently discovered in multiple international regulatory filings hinted at a next-generation Beats headphone, but new information suggests the device may actually be related to an existing product that's already in circulation.

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13:13
Hands-On With Apple's New 13-Inch MacBook Pro

Apple on Monday announced the launch of a new 13-inch MacBook Pro with updated 10th-generation processors for higher-end machines and new scissor switch Magic Keyboards across the lineup.

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We picked one up to check out what's new and to see how it compares to other machines in Apple's notebook lineup. Read on to see what we thought and whether it's worth a purchase.

Design wise, the 13-inch 2020 ‌MacBook Pro‌ looks identical to the 2019 model because Apple has made no external changes with the exception of the new keyboard. It continues to use the same 13.3-inch size chassis, which is disappointing as there were rumors of a swap to an updated 14.1-inch design.

That 14.1-inch ‌MacBook Pro‌ might still come at some point in the future, but for now,...

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13:01
Apple COO Jeff Williams: 'People Have Been...

Apple's chief operating officer Jeff Williams is "optimistic" about the economy's ability to rebound from the impact of the global health crisis, according to an interview he did with Fox Business this morning. Williams said that he feels great about the economy in the long haul, and cited Apple's recent launch of three new products.

"I am optimistic. As you look around, you see the resilience of the people working through this challenging time and when I take a look inside of Apple, I couldn't be more encouraged. During last quarter, even though these are challenging times, we launched three new products and I feel great about the economy in the long haul and it's just a matter of getting from here to there."Williams also reiterated statements that Apple CEO Tim Cook made during Apple's recent earnings call on...

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12:38
Apple Wi-Fi hotspot patent infrigement saga ends...




After several years of back-and-forth litigation, Apple has withdrawn what was likely its final appeal in a Wi-Fi hotspot patent infringement case due to a Supreme Court decision.

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12:30
Rumored 'Powerbeats Pro 2' Likely Just a...

Alongside the announcement of the iPhone SE back on April 15, regulatory documents for what appeared to be new Powerbeats Pro models were also uploaded to the Federal Communications Commission's website, reflecting new Apple model numbers of A2453 and A2454 for the left and right earpieces.

The regulatory documents filed for the new ‌Powerbeats Pro‌ models don't appear to have revealed significant changes to the wire-free earbuds, but speculation about what they might be has grown as the updated models have gained regulatory certification in other countries in recent weeks, including in Malaysia and South Korea.

Much of the speculation has suggested that these new models...

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12:03
Rumor Suggests New Apple TV 4K With A12X Chip is...

Multiple rumors have indicated that Apple is working on a refreshed version of the Apple TV, and today, leaker Jon Prosser said that an updated 4K ‌Apple TV‌ model is "ready to ship."

According to Prosser, the ‌Apple TV‌ 4K will feature an A12X chip and 64 or 128GB storage options. The new ‌Apple TV‌ 4K could "drop any time," but Prosser does not know details on a specific launch date.

Signs of a new ‌Apple TV‌ were spotted in the iOS 13.4 beta in January, and at the time, it was believed it would feature an A12 chip. Prior rumors also suggested the same 64 and 128GB storage sizes mentioned by Prosser.

Beyond the new processor, we're not expecting major changes to...

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11:44
∞ The impact of COVID-19 on the roads

Less traffic gives leeway for some people to act more recklessly. This is why we can’t have nice things.

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11:35
Sony’s new WF-SP800N truly wireless earbuds eye...

Sony has announced its latest entry into the highly competitive earbud market today with its new WF-SP800N truly wireless offering. These new earbuds fit in between Sony’s top-end WF-1000XM3 earbuds at $230 and the low-end WF-XB700 at $130. Ditching the high-end active noise cancellation delivers a lower price at $200, alongside a sweatproof design, which Sony touts as being the perfect balance for hardcore workouts. Hit the jump for full details and more.

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10:28
Apple posts fourth developer betas of macOS Catalina...

Apple has released the fourth developer betas of macOS Catalina 10.15.5, watchOS 6.2.5, and tvOS 13.4.5.

Registered developers can download the betas via Apple’s developer portal. Or they can be downloaded over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

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10:28
Apple posts fourth developer betas of macOS Catalina...

Apple has released the fourth developer betas of macOS Catalina 10.15.5, watchOS 6.2.5, and tvOS 13.4.5.

Registered developers can download the betas via Apple’s developer portal. Or they can be downloaded over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

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10:28
Apple posts fourth developer betas of macOS Catalina...

Apple has released the fourth developer betas of macOS Catalina 10.15.5, watchOS 6.2.5, and tvOS 13.4.5.

Registered developers can download the betas via Apple’s developer portal. Or they can be downloaded over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

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10:28
Apple posts fourth developer betas of macOS Catalina...

Apple has released the fourth developer betas of macOS Catalina 10.15.5, watchOS 6.2.5, and tvOS 13.4.5.

Registered developers can download the betas via Apple’s developer portal. Or they can be downloaded over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

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10:27
Apple releases macOS Catalina 10.15.5 beta 4 to...

Following the release of iOS 13.5 developer beta 4 yesterday, Apple today has released the fourth developer beta macOS Catalina 10.15.5 as well. The new update is rolling out now via System Preferences.

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10:26
Apple TV 4K and tvOS: Rumored A12X version with 64/...

Apple TV has grown up a lot since its iTV days. It’s not just for video rentals and purchases anymore—Apple TV handles just about anything we watch, from House of Cards to Game of Thrones and Major League Baseball games, and now that also includes Apple TV+ content and Apple Arcade games.

With an extensive library of apps, Siri support, and a drop-dead simple interface, Apple TV is one of the underrated players in Apple’s lineup. Just like all those years ago, it’s still the device that “completes the story” of Apple’s entertainment ecosystem, and even without some of the bells and whistles of its competitors, Apple TV is still one of the best streaming boxes you can buy—from SD to HD to brilliant 4K.

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10:22
Apple releases fourth developer betas of macOS 10.15...




Following the release of the fourth betas of iOS 13.5 and iPadOS 13.5, Apple has followed through with fourth betas for macOS 10.15.5, watchOS 6.2.5, and tvOS 13.4.5.

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10:17
Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of Upcoming macOS Catalina...

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming macOS Catalina 10.15.5 update to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the third beta and over a month after releasing ‌macOS Catalina‌ 10.15.4 with Screen Time Communication Limits, iCloud Folder Sharing, and real-time Apple Music lyrics.

The new ‌macOS Catalina‌ beta can be downloaded from the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences after installing the proper software from the Developer Center.

‌macOS Catalina‌ 10.15.5 introduces a new Battery Health Management feature for Mac notebooks, which is designed to extend the overall lifespan...

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10:08
'X-ray teardown' of iPad Pro Magic...




Repair site iFixit has shared x-ray photographs of the new Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro, and they reveal an accessory more complicated than it might appear from the outside.

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10:02
FusionCast is a new macOS app for quickly turning...

FusionCast is a new app for macOS that makes it easy to quickly convert a podcast episode (or any audio file) into a video file. The app allows you to select your audio file and artwork, then it will automatically generate a video for you.

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09:53
'Second Extinction' looks like '...

One of the surprise games that Microsoft showed off during its recent Inside Xbox stream was Second Extinction, a new co-op shooter that combines elements of Destiny 2 with Left for Dead and features dinosaurs. As far as video games go, you'll be har...

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09:51
Apple updates their Over-the-Ear Headphones...

As we get closer to Apple launching their all-new Apple branded over-the-ear headphones that have been rumored since at least March 2018 by Bloomberg, Apple patents of one kind or another continue to be published by the U.S. Patent Office. Today Apple's continuation patent reveals a new aspect of their invention ...

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09:35
'Chorus' is a space shooter about a pilot...

After all these years, space shooters like Star Fox and Wing Commander stand out as classics. Publisher Deep Silver hopes to bring a similarly fast-paced, zero-G feeling to Xbox One and Xbox Series X. Chorus was revealed during Microsoft’s Xbox 20/20...

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09:29
FDA approves a rapid COVID-19 test that uses CRISPR

Sherlock Biosciences has received an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the FDA for a rapid COVID-19 test that uses CRISPR technology. This is the first FDA-authorized use of the gene-editing tool, which poses both massive potential and ethical i...

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09:13
Twitter ‘super-spreaders’ shared bogus COVID-19 info...

A new report by NewsGuard says a handful of COVID-19 misinformation “super-spreaders” have shared false and misleading claims with more than three million Twitter users. The report identified 10 accounts with more than 100,000 followers each that pro...

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09:01
9to5Mac Daily: May 07, 2020 – iOS 13.5 beta testing...

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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08:57
Apple’s new MacBook Air hits all-time low, BOGO free...

Apple’s latest MacBook Air hits a new all-time low in today’s 9to5Toys Lunch Break. Plus you can save big on iPhone 11 and the 16-inch MacBook Pro is also on sale. Head below for all that and more.

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08:55
'Assassin's Creed Valhalla' trailer...

After a day-long Photoshop teaser and a cinematic trailer, we finally got to see Ubisoft’s new Assassin’s Creed game in action. During Microsoft’s recent Inside Xbox stream, the company showed off gameplay footage of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.The tra...

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08:49
Apple's road back to a $300 share price after...




Amid one of the worst economic downturns in years, Apple has outperformed most expectations that analysts have placed on it. Just shy of two months into the COVID-19 pandemic, its share price has returned to levels not seen since before the crisis.

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08:48
Check out the beautiful complexity of the Magic...

iFixit hasn’t been able to do its normal physical teardown of the new Magic Keyboard and trackpad for the iPad Pro but the company has gotten creative and done an X-ray teardown of the device. Follow along for a fascinating look inside Apple’s beautiful and intricate iPad Pro accessory.

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08:46
‘Madden NFL 21’ is coming to the Xbox Series X

EA has been pumping out Madden NFL games every year since 1988. It’s no surprise that the next entry in the series is making its way to the Xbox Series X. During Microsoft’s Xbox 20/20 streaming event, the Kansas City Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Maho...

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08:35
'Scoob!' coming to iTunes on May 15,...




Instead of a theater release in May, or a digital rental period, Warner Brothers will release their new movie 'Scoob!' on iTunes for a $25 one-time purchase.

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08:32
'Medium' is a next-gen hotel horror game...

Bloober Team, the spookiest game studio with the silliest name, is on a mission to create AAA horror experiences for the next generation of consoles, and it’s starting with The Medium. The Bloober crew debuted gameplay for its new psychological horro...

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08:30
'Yakuza: Like a Dragon' will be an Xbox...

The next chapter in the long-running Yakuza franchise is coming to Xbox hardware. Yakuza: Like a Dragon, better known as Yakuza 7, debuted on PS4 in Japan last January. In a blog post, Microsoft revealed that the game will be a Series X launch title...

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08:24
'Scorn' for Xbox Series X is like an H.R....

We’re not far into Microsoft’s Xbox Series X event, where the company is showing off gameplay footage from the console for the first time — but we probably have seen the most disturbing trailer we’re going to get today. It’s for Scorn, from Ebb Softw...

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08:22
'Dirt 5' will arrive in October

Just a few days after announcing it won’t release any more major updates for Dirt Rally 2.0, Codemasters has unveiled the next game in the Dirt franchise. Dirt 5 will include new features and “no two races will be the same,” according to the publishe...

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08:17
Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs abandons its Toronto...

Alphabet subsidiary Sidewalk Labs will no longer pursue its dream of a smart neighbourhood in Toronto.In a Medium blog post, CEO Daniel Doctoroff said “unprecedented economic uncertainty” meant it was “too difficult” to achieve its dreams for Quaysid...

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08:04
Facebook SDK crashing a ton of apps on the iOS App...

Guilherme Rambo, on Twitter yesterday:

Cool, there’s a Facebook SDK issue crashing several high-profile apps right now. Great idea adding that social login, huh?

— Guilherme Rambo (@_inside) May 6, 2020

Amazing how many apps depend on the Facebook SDK. All of them started crashing, without warning, last night. Some developers worked out their own workarounds, other apps remained broken. Facebook seems to have identified a fix which is said to be rolling out now.

From Gui Rambo’s (headline linked) blog post:

The issue was caused by some bad data being sent by Facebook’s server to their SDK, which caused code in the SDK to crash, which in turn brought down the app that was running the SDK. Since this happened during the initialization of the SDK — something that occurs right after launching the app — the apps simply became unusable....

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08:00
How do you feel about the Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Con...

Although the Nintendo Switch has quickly risen to be one of the best-selling consoles of all time, its built-in controllers have had a bumpier reception from fans. Some players have experienced a ‘drift’ issue that causes one or both thumbsticks to m...

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07:53
13-Inch MacBook Pro Benchmarks: $1,799 Model Up to...

Geekbench results have surfaced for the new 13-inch MacBook Pro, providing us with our first look at year-over-year performance improvements.

Priced at $1,299, the base model 13-inch MacBook Pro remains powered by the same 1.4GHz quad-core 8th-generation Core i5 processor as the previous generation, with average single-core and multi-score scores of 927 and 3,822 respectively.

By comparison, the $1,799 configuration of the 13-inch MacBook Pro is equipped with a 2.0GHz quad-core 10th-generation Core i5 processor, with average single-core and multi-core scores of 1,236 and 4,455 respectively. Accordingly, the $1,799 configuration is up to 16.5 percent faster than the $1,299 base model.

The new $1,799 model is also up to 14 percent faster than the 2.4GHz quad-core 8th-generation Core i5 configuration that it replaced.

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07:50
Zoom acquires security startup Keybase to offer end-...

In its latest effort to beef up security, Zoom has acquired Keybase, a popular startup that provides encrypted communication services -- like secure messaging and file sharing. The deal is part of Zoom’s 90-day plan to address security issues brought...

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07:44
Without Apple and Google, the UK’s contact-tracing...

James Vincent, The Verge:

A beta app launched by the UK this week shows the huge challenges they face and, crucially, the difficulty in designing an effective app without the help of the tech giants that make our phones.

And:

Instead of decentralizing the data across devices, the UK will pool the information it collects in a single database operated by the National Health Service.

And:

In addition to privacy issues, researchers have identified a major problem in the UK’s efforts to build an app without Google and Apple: it simply won’t work as advertised.

One major problem is Bluetooth pinging. From this Register article:

Apple’s iOS normally forbids applications from broadcasting via Bluetooth when running in the background. That means you would have to leave a contact-tracing app open in the foreground all the time...

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07:43
Lime now owns Uber's Jump bike and scooter...

With most people social distancing and working from home, ride sharing services have seen dramatically less usage. The Information reported last month that Uber’s bookings are down 80 percent, and on Wednesday the company announced it will lay off 3,...

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07:34
Watch Microsoft's Xbox Series X gameplay stream...

Microsoft’s first Xbox 20/20 stream, which will showcase gameplay from upcoming third-party Xbox Series X games, starts at 11AM ET. You can watch the entire Inside Xbox live stream below or follow along as we write about the latest news to come out o...

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07:27
European countries form coalition over contact...




Several European countries, including Switzerland and Germany, are demanding all user data generated by coronavirus contact tracing apps be stored on-device, rather than aggregated on a centralized server.

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07:16
Zoom bought Keybase to bring end-to-end encryption...

A new blog post today reveals that Zoom bought Keybase, a 25-person startup specializing in encrypted message and file-sharing. It is the first acquisition in Zoom’s history …

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07:15
Deals: Get a $15 Target Gift Card When You Purchase...

Target this week is offering its shoppers a chance to get a $15 Target gift card when they buy a $100 App Store and iTunes e-gift card. This sale will last through Saturday, May 9, and only one gift card can be purchased per guest.

Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Target. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

While this isn't a straight cash discount on the iTunes gift card, it should be worth it for any Target shoppers who have been running low on iTunes credit, given that it's been a while since we've seen the typical 15 percent sale on these gift cards.

For those interested, head to Target and add the $100 App Store and iTunes gift card to your cart. Once at the checkout screen, Target will automatically apply the $15 gift card promotion to your transaction....

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07:14
Lowest price anywhere: Apple's 13-inch MacBook...




B&H Photo has just issued an exclusive discount on Apple's MacBook Air (2019), dropping the price down to a record low $849 with free expedited shipping for AppleInsider readers. Inventory is limited, and this deal may sell out at any time.

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07:14
Google's Pixel 4 and Pixel 4XL are $350 off at...

If you missed the chance to buy the Pixel 4 when Best Buy discounted it to $450 last month, you now have another opportunity to pick up Google's latest flagship at a compelling price. Best Buy has once again reduced the 64GB model Pixel 4 to $450 and...

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07:11
∞ Apple TV+ offers tour of For All Mankind moon base

[VIDEO] From the video writeup:

Take a guided tour of For All Mankind’s first lunar base. Former Astronaut and technical advisor Garrett Reisman helps show us around Jamestown.

Pretty well done. Video embedded in main Loop post.

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07:08
More Apple TV confusion

Benjamin Mayo:

The Library may share the same tab bar as the other buttons in the TV app but they are otherwise disconnected. It’s like having two separate apps rolled into one, each with their own UI components and each operating on a different set of data. It’s like having two people living in the same house that do not talk to each other. For the Library tab, Apple essentially took the old iOS Videos app and transposed it as one screen inside of TV.

They didn’t modernise it all, and its age shows through.

And:

Everything is just very disjointed, both in concept and in their underlying implementations. A better TV app would have everything holistically driven by the same shared data source. You should be able to add any show to your library; it shouldn’t matter if that show is backed by a physical file on disk or not. The Apple Music app does a much better job at unifying the deprecated iTunes Store and the modern subscription-based experience.

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07:05
Apple's COO says that he couldn't be...

In a Fox Business News interview with Susan Li, Apple's COO Jeff Williams said that he feels great about the economy in the long haul and ...

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07:04
Review roundup: 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro is a ‘...

The 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro has arrived and we’re seeing the first reviews land today taking a closer look at Apple’s latest notebook with the reliable Magic Keyboard. No surprises overall but take a look below as The Verge, TechCrunch, Engadget, Jason Snell, MKBHD, and UrAvgConsumer highlight why the new 13-inch MacBook Pro is a “strong and safe bet” and also the “awkward middle child” of the MacBook lineup.

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06:51
YouTube TV is adding 14 ViacomCBS channels to its...

Thanks to an expanded, multi-year distribution agreement between Google and ViacomCBS, YouTube TV will add another 14 channels. BET, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, TV Land and VH1 will arrive on YouTube TV this summer. BET...

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06:31
New patent filing hints at features of the rumored...

Even though Apple owns the Beats brand, which makes a line of headphones, the rumor mill says the company plans to release an Apple-branded headphone any day now. That doesn't make sense to me from a branding viewpoint, but the tech giant has filed for a new patent (number 20200145747) for “detection of  headphone rotation.”

In the patent filing, Apple notes that characteristics of the audio signal transported by headphones and other audio devices may be controlled by turning the audio signal on or off, pausing the audio signal, changing the audio signal (e.g., switching from one song to another song), rewinding the audio signal, fast forwarding the audio signal, adjusting volume of the audio signal, adjusting treble of the audio signal, adjusting bass of the audio signal, and/or the like. This control may typically be performed at the source device by the user using one or more input elements, such as buttons. 

However, in response, the...

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06:30
Apple expects iPad, Mac sales to grow in June Q3...




It's not exactly surprising that with all of the uncertainty in the world, Apple decided that it couldn't provide useful revenue guidance for its fiscal Q3 ending in June. It is unexpected, however, that Apple felt confident in announcing a silver lining to the pandemic -- it expects to sell more Macs and iPads in the summer of 2020 compared to 2019.

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06:30
Gocycle’s GXi is a folding e-bike with few equals

Gocycle doesn't have the history to match cycling giants like Trek, Raleigh and Bianchi. In the folding e-bike space, however, it's one of the oldest contenders. Karbon Kinetics, the company behind the brand, was founded in 2002 and launched its firs...

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06:21
Rumor: Apple TV 4K set-top box with A12X coming soon

Reliable leaker Jon Prosser tweets that a new Apple TV 4K set-top box is ready to go and could be released at any time.

He says it will sport an A12X processor and come with 64GB and 128GB storage options. If Apple gives us more storage at the same price, the set-top boxes would cost US$179 and $199. The current Apple TV 4K costs $179 for a 32GB version and $199 for a 64GB model.

The current Apple TV 4K uses the A10X processor. Apple's A12X processor now powers the 11-inch iPad Pro and the third/fourth generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

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06:18
Seven European countries agree on Apple-style...

Seven European countries have now agreed to use an Apple-style contact tracing approach, where Bluetooth codes are stored on phones, not in a central server …

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06:11
Analyst: Apple's mini-LED products may be...

In a note to clients -- as noted by MacRumors -- analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple's development of mini-LED display based hardware hasn’t been significantly affected by COVID-19, but imay have delayed adoption of the technology in the short-term. He says some products may be pushed from a late 2020 release date to 2021 .

“We believe that investors do not need to worry too much about the extension of the mini LED schedule, because mini LED is a key technology that Apple will promote in the next 5 years, so even if the short-term schedule is affected by the new coronary pneumonia, it will not damage the long-term positive trend,” Kuo adds.

The analyst thinks that Apple willrelease iPad Pros and MacBook Pros with mini-LED displays that will use 10,000 mini-LEDs and will be comparable to OLED screens. believes the mini-LED displays will make for thinner and lighter products. He thinks they...

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06:02
Apple Watch has 55% of global smartwatch marketshare

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global smartwatch shipments grew 20% annually to reach 14 million units in the first quarter of 2020. The Apple Watch maintained first position with 55% of global smartwatch marketshare, while Samsung held second place, and Garmin rose to third.

“Apple Watch shipped 7.6 million units worldwide in quarter one of 2020, rising an above-average 23% from 6.2 million in quarter one of 2019,” says Neil Mawston, executive director at Strategy Analytics. “Apple’s global smartwatch marketshare has grown from 54% to 55%, its highest level for two years. Apple Watch continues...

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06:00
Google Lens can now help you pronounce the words it...

Google Lens already helps you search for stuff via pictures, which is handy if you want to know what a particular type of plant is or what a statue is called. Now though, it’s getting a few new features to help you be more productive.From today, you’...

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06:00
Sony's latest true wireless earbuds offer ANC...

If Sony’s new WF-XB700 doesn’t seem like your cup of tea, the company has another set of true wireless earbuds making their debut this spring. Today, Sony announced the WF-SP800N ($200): a long overdue update to it’s sports-focused earbuds that debut...

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06:00
Tile teams up with Intel to help users locate lost...

If you have a penchant for losing your keys, Tile’s tracking tags could be worth adding to your keychain. Duct-taping one to your laptop wouldn’t be very elegant, though, so the company is teaming up with Intel to put its technology in the computer....

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06:00
Stream the World's Largest Entertainment...

Sure, you probably have Hulu, Netflix, AppleTV+, Disney Plus, and a variety of other streaming services, but you don’t have access to the world’s largest entertainment library without SelectTV. Get a bundle including a free HDTV antenna for OTA digital channels and 2 years of service for just $32.99.

Watch what you want, when you want, on all of your devices, all in one place! More and more people are cutting the cable cord and looking to alternative TV and movie viewing methods. SelectTV brings together hundreds of online entertainment sources into one easy-to-use guide, including full episodes from the top TV networks, the largest free movie libraries,...

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06:00
Apple Sued Over 2016 MacBook Pro 'Stage...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from AppleInsider: Apple has been hit with a class-action lawsuit claiming that the company concealed the so-called "stage lighting" issue experienced by some 2016 MacBook Pro owners. Dubbed "stage lighting" due to abnormal backlighting patterns emanating from the bottom of an impacted MacBook Pro's display, the problem was tied to stress or tearing on the laptop's cable when the lid was opened and closed repeatedly. Apple eventually launched a repair program for the issue in 2019 and quietly fixed the underlying culprit in the next generation of MacBook.

On Wednesday, Los Angeles resident Mahan Taleshpour lodged a complaint in the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California alleging that Apple was aware of the defect in its product and failed to disclose the issue to consumers. The plaintiff claims that his 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro experienced stage lighting effects in January 2020, but he was left responsible for the full...

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05:58
Home automation company Wink under fire for surprise...




Wink customers will soon have to pay a monthly subscription fee to access any of the smart home hardware that they have purchased.

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05:55
Apple’s ‘Dickinson’ series nominated for Peabody...

The Peabody Awards’ board of jurors has revealed its 60 nominees for the most compelling and empowering stories released in 2019 across TV, radio and digital media. Apple’s Dickinson series on Apple TV+ is among the nominees.

In addition to Dickinson, entertainment nominees are Chernobyl, David Makes Man, Dickinson, Fleabag, Float, Good Omens, Our Boys, Ramy, Stranger Things, Succession, Unbelievable, Watchmen, and When They See Us. The nod marks the first Peabody Awards nominations for Apple TV+.

Dickinson — which has been renewed for season two, but isn't yet filming — is a half-hour comedy on Apple TV+ starring Oscar-nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld (Pitch Perfect 3, True Grit) in the title role of 1800s poet Emily Dickinson. It's set during Emily Dickinson’s era with a modern sensibility and tone.

Thirty Peabody Award winners will be selected from nominees in the...

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05:55
Apple gives $10 million from its manufacturing fund...

Apple has awarded $10 million to Copan Diagnostics, a company that manufactures COVID-19 sample collection kits. The funds will help Copan scale up its coronavirus sample kit production capability from several thousand to over a million kits a week b...

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05:47
SketchUp 20.1.228 - Create 3D design concepts.

SketchUp is an easy-to-learn 3D modeling program that enables you to explore the world in 3D. With just a few simple tools, you can create 3D models of houses, sheds, decks, home additions, woodworking projects - even space ships.

Note: SketchUp is free for personal use. Pro version can be found here.



Version 20.1.228:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.12 or later

Scenes Panel

Now that you have better toggling visibility with hidden geometry and objects, we decided to take it a step further. We split up hidden geometry and objects so you can save them separately on a Scene-by-Scene basis. You will see a new checkbox in the Scenes panel that lets you save the visibility state of hidden objects. This gives you better visibility control per Scene.

Section Planes & Scenes

Keeping with the...

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05:37
Apple awards $10 million from Advanced Manufacturing...

Apple says it’s awarding US$10 million from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund to COPAN Diagnostics, which specializes in sample collection kits that play a critical role in COVID-19 testing. The Advanced Manufacturing Fund comes from Apple's U.S. investment pool. 

This funding will allow COPAN Diagnostics to rapidly accelerate their supply of sample collection kits for hospitals across the U.S. expanding production from several thousand today to more than one million kits per week by early July. As part of this effort, Apple will support COPAN Diagnostics’ expansion to a new, larger facility in Southern California, with advanced equipment that Apple is helping design. This expansion is expected to create more than 50 new jobs.

“We feel a deep sense of responsibility to do everything we can to help medical workers, patients, and communities support the global response to COVID-19,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer, in a press...

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05:36
Hands-on with UK’s NHS contact tracing app as the...

Britain’s standalone NHS contact tracing app has gone live on the Apple and Google app stores in order to allow real-life tests to be conducted.

Anyone can download and run the app, but it will only accept positive coronavirus diagnosis reports from those in the test area on the Isle of Wight, a small island off England’s southern coast …

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05:31
Apple awards $10 million from Advanced Manufacturing...

Apple has announced  thatit’s awarding US$10 million from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund to COPAN Diagnostics, which specializes in sample collection kits that play a critical role in COVID-19 testing. 

This funding will allow COPAN Diagnostics to rapidly accelerate their supply of sample collection kits for hospitals across the U.S. expanding production from several thousand today to more than one million kits per week by early July. As part of this effort, Apple will support COPAN Diagnostics’ expansion to a new, larger facility in Southern California, with advanced equipment that Apple is helping design. This expansion is expected to create more than 50 new jobs.

“We feel a deep sense of responsibility to do everything we can to help medical workers, patients, and communities support the global response to COVID-19,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer, in a press release. “COPAN is one of the world’s most innovative manufacturers of sample...

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05:31
Apple awards $10 million from Advanced Manufacturing...

Apple has announced  thatit’s awarding US$10 million from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund to COPAN Diagnostics, which specializes in sample collection kits that play a critical role in COVID-19 testing. 

This funding will allow COPAN Diagnostics to rapidly accelerate their supply of sample collection kits for hospitals across the U.S. expanding production from several thousand today to more than one million kits per week by early July. As part of this effort, Apple will support COPAN Diagnostics’ expansion to a new, larger facility in Southern California, with advanced equipment that Apple is helping design. This expansion is expected to create more than 50 new jobs.

“We feel a deep sense of responsibility to do everything we can to help medical workers, patients, and communities support the global response to COVID-19,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer, in a press release. “COPAN is one of the world’s most innovative manufacturers of sample...

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05:31
Apple awards $10 million from Advanced Manufacturing...

Apple has announced  thatit’s awarding US$10 million from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund to COPAN Diagnostics, which specializes in sample collection kits that play a critical role in COVID-19 testing. 

This funding will allow COPAN Diagnostics to rapidly accelerate their supply of sample collection kits for hospitals across the U.S. expanding production from several thousand today to more than one million kits per week by early July. As part of this effort, Apple will support COPAN Diagnostics’ expansion to a new, larger facility in Southern California, with advanced equipment that Apple is helping design. This expansion is expected to create more than 50 new jobs.

“We feel a deep sense of responsibility to do everything we can to help medical workers, patients, and communities support the global response to COVID-19,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer, in a press release. “COPAN is one of the world’s most innovative manufacturers of sample...

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05:31
Apple awards $10 million from Advanced Manufacturing...

Apple has announced  thatit’s awarding US$10 million from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund to COPAN Diagnostics, which specializes in sample collection kits that play a critical role in COVID-19 testing. 

This funding will allow COPAN Diagnostics to rapidly accelerate their supply of sample collection kits for hospitals across the U.S. expanding production from several thousand today to more than one million kits per week by early July. As part of this effort, Apple will support COPAN Diagnostics’ expansion to a new, larger facility in Southern California, with advanced equipment that Apple is helping design. This expansion is expected to create more than 50 new jobs.

“We feel a deep sense of responsibility to do everything we can to help medical workers, patients, and communities support the global response to COVID-19,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer, in a press release. “COPAN is one of the world’s most innovative manufacturers of sample...

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05:30
Apple MacBook Pro review (13-inch, 2020): Easier to...

I had a feeling I’d be reviewing a new 13-inch MacBook Pro sooner rather than later. When Apple refreshed the MacBook Air back in March with a new keyboard, I knew it was only a matter of time before the company did the same for the 13-inch Pro. Sure...

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05:30
Tested: The new 13-inch MacBook Pro delivers a big...

Earlier this week, Apple announced updates to the 13-inch MacBook Pro. All models now have the new Magic Keyboard and more starting storage, but the $1,799 and $1,999 standard configurations also get a bump up to 10th-generation Intel processors and 16GB of RAM.

Macworld has the $1,799 model and a full review is in the works, where we’ll look at the laptop’s new keyboard, 13.3-inch display, Touch Bar, and other features. But speed is an important factor of the review, and we’ve run some preliminary benchmarks for your perusal here. Keep an eye out for the full review in a few days.

To read this article in full, please click here

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05:25
Apple's Jeff Williams 'bullish' about...




Apple's Jeff Williams says that supply chains are running well and that the company is optimistic about the future for the economy both for itself and for America as a whole.

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05:22
Apple TV with A12X ready to go at any time, claims...




A prolific leaker has declared that Apple has a new Apple TV 4K ready to go, and it could launch the product at any time.

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05:10
Apple has awarded $10 million to COPAN Diagnostics...

This morning Apple announced it is awarding $10 million from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund to COPAN Diagnostics, a market leader in sample collection kits that play a critical role in COVID-19 testing. Apple is also assisting the design of equipment. Our report also includes a video from Apple.

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05:00
Games For Change opens free registrations for its...

For the first time in its 17-year history, the Games For Change Festival will be free to attend. Registration for the event opens today, with the festival itself taking place between July 14th and 16th. Despite being online this year due to the coron...

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04:56
Frame.io releases v3.6 alongside beta of new Frame....

Frame.io, a video review and collaboration platform, has announced the launch of Frame.io v3.6 along with a brand new application: Frame.io Transfer, now available in beta.

Frame.io v3.6 offers new features with a particular focus on speed and security. The expanded toolset addresses demands for fast project downloads with the Frame.io Transfer app, adds enhanced security features like Watermark ID for Enterprise accounts, and continues to improve the overall collaborative experience with additional new features like iOS Offline Mode and Folder Sharing.

Frame.io Transfer is a new file transfer app for both Mac and Windows. Available in beta, it lets users download...

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04:56
Frame.io releases v3.6 alongside beta of new Frame....

Frame.io, a video review and collaboration platform, has announced the launch of Frame.io v3.6 along with a brand new application: Frame.io Transfer, now available in beta.

Frame.io v3.6 offers new features with a particular focus on speed and security. The expanded toolset addresses demands for fast project downloads with the Frame.io Transfer app, adds enhanced security features like Watermark ID for Enterprise accounts, and continues to improve the overall collaborative experience with additional new features like iOS Offline Mode and Folder Sharing.

Frame.io Transfer is a new file transfer app for both Mac and Windows. Available in beta, it lets users download...

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04:56
Frame.io releases v3.6 alongside beta of new Frame....

Frame.io, a video review and collaboration platform, has announced the launch of Frame.io v3.6 along with a brand new application: Frame.io Transfer, now available in beta.

Frame.io v3.6 offers new features with a particular focus on speed and security. The expanded toolset addresses demands for fast project downloads with the Frame.io Transfer app, adds enhanced security features like Watermark ID for Enterprise accounts, and continues to improve the overall collaborative experience with additional new features like iOS Offline Mode and Folder Sharing.

Frame.io Transfer is a new file transfer app for both Mac and Windows. Available in beta, it lets users download...

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04:56
Frame.io releases v3.6 alongside beta of new Frame....

Frame.io, a video review and collaboration platform, has announced the launch of Frame.io v3.6 along with a brand new application: Frame.io Transfer, now available in beta.

Frame.io v3.6 offers new features with a particular focus on speed and security. The expanded toolset addresses demands for fast project downloads with the Frame.io Transfer app, adds enhanced security features like Watermark ID for Enterprise accounts, and continues to improve the overall collaborative experience with additional new features like iOS Offline Mode and Folder Sharing.

Frame.io Transfer is a new file transfer app for both Mac and Windows. Available in beta, it lets users download...

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Apple looks to the future of video conferencing with...




Instead of every meeting attendee staring at a flat Zoom screen, Apple is looking to the future of video conferencing with Memoji-style avatars arranged in augmented reality around each meeting attendee.

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Apple Awards $10 Million to COVID-19 Testing Kit...

Apple has announced it is awarding $10 million from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund to COPAN Diagnostics, a market leader in sample collection kits that play a critical role in COVID-19 testing across the United States.

The funding aims to allow COPAN to rapidly accelerate the supply of sample collection kits for hospitals across the U.S., expanding production from several thousand today to more than one million kits per week by early July.

Apple says it will also support COPAN's expansion to a new, larger facility in Southern California that will be built out with advanced equipment that Apple is helping to design.

"We feel a deep sense of responsibility to do everything we can to help medical workers, patients, and communities support the global response to COVID-19," said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer. "...

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YouTube Music's Explore tab is now out for...

If YouTube Music’s Explore tab still hadn’t made an appearance in your app the last time you looked, check again. The feature, which was first released a couple of weeks ago, has now full rolled out to all Android and iOS users. Google designed the t...

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Pro Tools 2019.12 - Professional audio editor and...

Pro Tools offers audio professionals superb quality and efficiency through one intuitive, integrated production environment. This high-definition system embodies the latest Digidesign innovations, incorporating cutting-edge technology to deliver unprecedented sonic fidelity and price/performance. Featuring dramatic DSP power, sweeping sample rate support, brand new high-resolution audio interfaces and peripheral options, abundant track count and I/O capacity, extensive routing flexibility and much more, Pro Tools|HD gives you control over your audio world like never before.

Note: To use application you would need to create an account on developer's website and create an iLok account as well. Follow the instructions on the download page listed above



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Wink accused of extortion as it says smart home...

Smart home company Wink has been accused of extortion by customers furious at an announcement that they will be forced to pay a monthly subscription else their existing products will cease to function.

Wink says any customers who don’t pay the $4.99/month subscription will no longer be able to access devices via the app, voice or API, and that automations will no longer work …

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Apple Advances the Apple Watch 'Fall Detection...

Apple's first "Fall Detection" patent application surfaced back in April 2019. Then came a couple of stories that illustrated the value of having such a feature on Apple Watch in late June involving a car accident and then again in late September involving a biking accident. Apple was granted its first granted patent for this invention just last month. Today we're learning that Apple is advancing their fall detection system to include ECG data ..

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Apple grants $10 million to COVID-19 test collection...




Early Thursday morning, Apple announced it is awarding $10 million from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund plus manufacturing machinery design assistance to COVID-19 test kit collection equipment manufacturer COPAN Diagnostics.

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Apple invests $10 million in a COVID-19 sample...

Apple announced today that it has invested $10 million to COPAN Diagnostics, as part of its Advanced Manufacturing Fund for US businesses. COPAN Diagonistics is a manufacturer of collection kits for coronavirus samples. The investment will help the company grow production levels to more than one million kits per week.

In the past, Apple has used the Advanced Manufacturing Fund to invest in companies directly related to its supply chain, like Corning glass, or Finisar — the VCSEL laser manufacturer whose components form part of the Face ID TrueDepth camera system.

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Switching from Android to iPhone made easy

You’ve decided that it’s finally time to switch to an iPhone. Maybe it’s the value you get in the new $399 iPhone SE. Maybe you’re more concerned about privacy, or you’re tired of buying phones that only get operating system updates a year or two. Maybe you have a Mac, and want a phone that works more seamlessly with it.

Whatever the reason, we’re here to help make your transition from Android to iPhone as smooth as possible. Grab your old Android phone and your new iPhone and let’s make the switch.

Use the Move to iOS app

Apple’s got a fancy marketing page all about why you should switch from Android to iPhone. It’s more hype than advice, but the company does make another great resource for making the switch: an Android app!

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Switching from Android to iPhone made easy

You’ve decided that it’s finally time to switch to an iPhone. Maybe it’s the value you get in the new $399 iPhone SE. Maybe you’re more concerned about privacy, or you’re tired of buying phones that only get operating system updates a year or two. Maybe you have a Mac, and want a phone that works more seamlessly with it.

Whatever the reason, we’re here to help make your transition from Android to iPhone as smooth as possible. Grab your old Android phone and your new iPhone and let’s make the switch.

Use the Move to iOS app

Apple’s got a fancy marketing page all about why you should switch from Android to iPhone. It’s more hype than advice, but the company does make another great resource for making the switch: an Android app!

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Smartwatch sales grow 22%, Apple increases market...

There have been questions about how useful a smartwatch might be at a time when so many people are stuck at home, but the latest Strategy Analytics data saw smartwatch sales grow by 22% year-on-year during the first quarter of the year – when a number of countries had already implemented lockdown policies.

The Apple Watch beat the market, sales growing 23% in the same period …

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Kuo: Apple's Mini-LED Product Roadmap May Have...

Apple's development of mini-LED display based hardware has not been significantly affected by the global health crisis but it may have delayed adoption of the technology in the short-term, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

In a research note with TF International Securities today, seen by MacRumors, Kuo said mini-LED chip, panel, assembly, and terminal assembly are expected to begin mass production in the third quarter of 2020, the fourth quarter, the end of the fourth quarter, and the first quarter of 2021, respectively.

"We believe that investors do not need to worry too much about the extension of the mini LED schedule, because mini LED is a key technology that Apple will promote in the next 5 years, so even if the short-term schedule is affected by the new coronary pneumonia, it will not damage the long-term positive trend."Apple is said to be planning four to six products with mini-LED...

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New 13-inch MacBook Pro, WWDC 2020, Apple’s...

Apple has a new laptop. What’s great about it? Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is coming soon. How did Apple do in its most recent financial quarter? We talk about this and more on this episode of the Macworld Podcast.

This is episode 697 with Michael Simon, Leif Johnson, and Roman Loyola.

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Apple continues to work on Future Virtual Meetings...

According to Apple, different kinds of virtual meetings will be made possible in the future that could be applicable to a business meeting, a social media virtual private meeting with friends and even for gamer teams. Apple has added needed features to make virtual meetings a success in the future.

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‘MacVoices’ looks at ‘how long should tech last’

On the new MacVoices, the second part of the discussion on “How Long Should Tech Last” with the panel of Charles Edge, Ken Ray, Brett Terpstra, and host Chuck Joiner gets into topics that include the costs of maintaining older hardware and software from both the end user as well as the manufacturer's perspective, backward compatibility, and how you should budget for replacement.

The effect on purchasing decisions, backward compatibility vs. new features, class action suits vs. transparency, and more are all included in an episode that will make you think about what and when you are purchasing.

MacVoices is an Internet show that delivers in-depth discussions with the most influential people in the Mac industry as well as the individuals who are out there making it happen on the front...

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Roborock S6 MaxV review: A better 'seeing...

Using a stereo camera and ReactiveAI, the latest Roborock can identify obstacles in its path and steer clear of them.

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Rumor: Apple’s updated iMac, AirPod refreshes could...

Reliable leaker John Prosser has indicated that Apple’s new iMac and AirPod refreshes could appear “at any time,” albeit the release dates have yet to be confirmed.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t prevented Apple from churning out a slew of new products already this year — despite the labor shortages and manufacturing challenges the outbreak caused throughout Asia earlier this year.

Per Prosser’s tweet:

“There’s still an iMac and AirPods ready to ship,” Prosser tweeted Tuesday. “Theoretically, since they’re ready, they could drop at any time.”

Based on those other refreshes, it’s likely Apple’s newest all-in-one desktop computer will ship with faster Intel chips and increased storage. They also could pack new AMD graphics chips, and we could finally see the death of spinning hard disk drives.

Prosser stated he’s “not sure which AirPods” model Apple is ready to ship. The company is expected to be working on a more economically priced...

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New iOS 13.5 beta adds feature capable of sharing...

With the COVID-19 pandemic, some interesting changes are coming to iOS.

In addition to Face ID changes for mask usage, a feature spotted in the new iOS 13.5 beta allows for sharing Medical ID information.

The feature prompts users to review their Medical ID settings when opening the Health app, introducing options to share Medical ID info during an emergency call and on the Lock screen.

Given the text accompanying the feature, enabling the option sense Medical ID information to dispatchers who answer emergency calls. Apple says it will provide emergency services personnel with key info like allergies, language, and medical conditions.

The feature can be toggled on or off when adjusting medical settings after installing the update. It can also provide access to Medical ID information even when the iOS device has been locked.

According to Apple, when the Medical ID sharing feature is enabled, a call or text to emergency services shares location and...

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Inside HDHomeRun's big bet on ATSC 3.0

ATSC 3.0 tuners for existing TVs could come sooner than you think.

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Apple Stores reopen in Australia




Apple has reopened all of its operational Apple Stores in Australia, following their closure because of the coronavirus outbreak. Each of the stores has introduced social distancing and temperature checks.

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02:44
Apple's first Mini LED product might not launch...




Apple's first product to integrate Mini LED display technology might see a later-than-expected launch timeline due to setbacks caused by the coronavirus pandemic, according to new research from TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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02:03
Apple Watch Continues to Dominate Global Smartwatch...

Strong online sales ensured a growth in worldwide smartwatch shipments in the first three months of this year, despite the impact of the global health crisis, according to a new report by Strategy Analytics.

Shipments grew 20 percent year on year in the first quarter, reaching 13.7 million units, up from 11.4 million units in the previous quarter. Apple Watch retained its dominant top spot with 55 percent market share, following by Samsung, with Garmin rising to third place.

In Q1 2020, 7.6 million ‌Apple Watch‌ units shipped, a 23 percent increase from the 6.2 million shipped in the same quarter a year ago. ‌Apple Watch‌'s market share was up marginally from 54 percent to 55 percent.

Samsung shipped 1.9 million...

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1Password 7.4.3 - Powerful password manager;...

1Password is a password manager that uniquely brings you both security and convenience. It is the only program that provides anti-phishing protection and goes beyond password management by adding Web form filling and automatic strong password generation. Your confidential information, including passwords, identities, and credit cards, is kept secure using strong encryption.

1Password fully supports major Web browsers, including Safari, Firefox, Chrome, and Opera. All browser extensions share the same encrypted data which means you never need to manually copy your passwords between browsers or from the password manager to a browser ever again!

Note: price shown in the listing is that of a 1-month subscription. To view other pricing options, go here.

1Password is also available for and syncs with Windows, iOS, and Android.



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How to set up Medical ID and customize SOS on iPhone...

iPhone and Apple Watch provide some really useful features when it comes to health and fitness and they also include important tools to get help in case of an accident, injury, and more. Follow along for how to make sure your Medical ID is set up or up to date, along with how to customize the SOS settings on iPhone and Apple Watch. We’ll also look at the new share Medical ID during emergency calls feature.

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