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Friday November 6

06:23
Judge allows lawsuit from AAPL investors over ‘...

A judge is allowing a lawsuit from AAPL investors who claim that CEO Tim Cook made statements that ‘were materially false and misleading,’ resulting in them losing billions of dollars.

The lawsuit has been brought by a UK pension fund which was invested in the company …

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06:20
20 iPhone 12 Pro Max case ideas to protect your new...

The iPhone 12 Pro Max is now available for pre-order, and these iPhone case options are designed to protect your new device from day one.We've found 20 great cases from multiple manufactures across many designs and styles. The iPhone 12 Pro Max has bold new colors and flat sides, and these cases can help show off your new device without losing that new aesthetic. Cases $15 and under

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06:17
Apple Reveals Adding the Kalman Filter to advance...

Yesterday the U.S. Patent Office published a patent application from Apple that generally relates to estimating the position and/or orientation of a device that could provide users with more accurate mapping information on a device like the iPhone and more importantly CarPlay in vehicles (Car, truck, motorcycle, watercraft, aircraft etc.). It could track people and vehicles movement with more accuracy when travelling. It's in this patent that Apple introduces the Kalman filter

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06:16
East Japan Railway begins developing vacuum to...

After dealing with hundreds of dropped earphones — mostly AirPods — East Japan Railway has started development of a custom vacuum cleaner-type device to retrieve them faster than mechanical grabbers.Image Credit: East Japan RailwayTruly wireless earbuds, like AirPods, are convenient to carry and comfortable to wear. However, these earbuds all share one well-known problem — the tendency to fall out at some of the worst times.

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06:08
MogoSpend digital spending account now supports...

Mogo Inc., a Canadian financial technology company, has announced that its digital spending account, MogoSpend, which comes with a Mogo Visa Platinum Prepaid Card, now supports Apple Pay and is available at the Apple App Store.

David Feller, President & CEO of Mogo, says MogoSpend is the first product of its kind designed to help Canadians improve their financial health and the health of the planet through better spending control and automatic carbon offsetting. He says that it helps users achieve a zero debt and zero CO2 lifestyle by automatically offsetting one pound of CO2 for every dollar spent.

MogoSpend was built as a mobile-first experience and designed to help users be more mindful of...

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06:01
Best iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 mini deals from AT...

Apple's iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 mini are officially available for pre-order and AppleInsider has rounded up the best deals on the 5G devices from leading wireless carriers.Save on iPhone preordersThe iPhone deals below offer free phones on installment, pre-paid card offers and more, putting a lot of money back in your pocket just in time for Black Friday. We've highlighted our top picks below, but be sure to check each retailer's website for specific terms and conditions pertaining to each offer. Wondering which service is right for you? We compared 5G plans across popular carriers.

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06:01
iPhone 12 Leather Case Product Pages Include Images...

Apple's selection of leather cases for all iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro models are now available on the Apple Store. Amid concern that the MagSafe Charger may damage cases, Apple has directly addressed the issue and included an image on the storefront of how the charger may imprint the case over time.

The final image of every Apple Leather Case on the Apple Store depicts how the appearance of the case may change over time when regularly using the MagSafe Charger or other ‌MagSafe‌ accessories.

After the launch of Apple's silicone cases for the ‌iPhone 12‌ and ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌, some users began...

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06:01
Weekend movie sale at Apple offers $5 iconic films...

Following Tuesday’s big TV show and movie sale, which is still live with deals from $1, Apple is offering a fresh sale for the weekend. The latest promotions offers up a host of films for $5 along with a handful of additional markdowns on HBO TV shows and more. All of which will become a permanent part of your library. Head below for all of our top picks.

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06:00
Atto Digital nanoRec Mini Voice Recorder: Perfect...

While you can use the Voice Memos app in your iPhone to record voice notes or lectures, your iPhone’s microphone isn’t the best in the world and isn’t omnidirectional. For just $41.99, you can get the Atto Digital nanoRec Mini Voice Recorder and record up to 141 hours of high-quality audio with a omnidirectional mic that picks up every sound around you. Perfect holiday gift for students!

Capture all your meetings, lectures, and annotations in clear, high-quality audio with the thin and light NanoRec. The new sleek lightweight design allows you to capture conversations naturally. This innovative recorder features new technologies optimum for everyday use, to achieve high-quality recording....

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05:53
MagSafe Duo Charger, iPhone leather sleeve cost $129...

The previously announced iPhone MagSafe leather sleeve with a cutout to show the time, plus the MagSafe Duo Charger for iPhone 12 and Apple Watch, are now listed on the Apple Store online for $129 each, and are "coming soon."Apple's forthcoming MagSafe Duo Charger (left) and iPhone 12/iPhone 12 Pro Leather Sleeve with MagSafeAs Apple begins taking pre-orders for the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro Max, and the HomePod mini, the online Apple Store has also added a listing for two of the most-awaited accessories. Neither is available to purchase yet, and Apple lists them only as "coming soon...

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05:47
MagSafe Duo Charger, Leather Sleeve ‘coming soon’

Apple’s online store says the MagSafe Duo Charger and Leather Sleeve for the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max are "coming soon" for US$129 each. You can’t preorder ‘em, so I don’t know what “coming soon” means exactly.

According to Apple, MagSafe “improves wireless charging for a better, more efficient experience, and introduces an ecosystem of easy-to-attach accessories that beautifully complement iPhone 12 models.” It features an array of magnets around the wireless charging coil that...

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05:36
Apple’s HomePod mini now available for preorder for...

Apple’s HomePod mini, the newest addition to the HomePod family of wireless speakers, is now available for preorder for US$99. It’s slated to ship on Nov. 13. You can purchase two years of tech support and accidental damage coverage for an extra $15.

The HomePod mini is 3.3 inches tall and, like its big brother, will be available in  white and space gray. It works with the iPhone to hand off music, answer calls, or deliver personalized listening suggestions, elevates the sound from Apple TV, plays music from a Mac, and more, according to Bob Borchers, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing.

The HomePod mini is designed to work with Apple Music, podcasts, radio stations from iHeartRadio, radio.com, and TuneIn, and in the coming months, popular music services including Pandora and Amazon Music. Multiple HomePod mini speakers work together to stream...

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05:32
Pre-order Apple's HomePod mini for $89.99 ($10...

The first material discount has hit HomePod mini pre-orders, and the best deal is available only at AppleInsider. Pick up the new smart speaker for $89.99 for a limited time only.New HomePod mini discountRetailing for $99, Apple's new HomePod mini makes a great holiday gift with its budget-friendly price tag. But shoppers can save even more on the brand-new smart speaker this week with promo code APINSIDER, which drops the accessory down to $89.99 in your choice of Space Gray or White at Adorama.

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05:30
HomePod mini now available to preorder for $99

At the same time as the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max, Apple has opened pre-orders for the HomePod mini, its pint-sized smart speaker, with customers now able to order the $99 smart speaker for delivery starting from November 16.HomePod miniLike the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max launched today, orders were able to be placed since 5am PT, for customers in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, and Spain.

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05:30
Kensington’s SD5600T are ST5200 are top-of-the-line...

The US$289.99 SD5600T Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C Dual 4K Hybrid Docking Station with 100W Power Delivery is the latest, created hybrid dock from Kensington. At almost 300 bucks, it’s not an impulse buy, but it is a great product for those who need to connect LOTS of peripherals to Macs. And it’s especially handy for Mac laptops and their dearth of ports.

You can connect external monitors, USB drives, NAS, a keyboard, mouse, Gigabit Ethernet, etc. I sometimes use a 16-inch MacBook Pro connected to an external monitor, so the SD5600T makes it easy to have a  desktop workstation through a single TB3/USB-C port.

As you might guess from its name, the SD5600T Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C Dual 4K Hybrid Docking Station is a Thunderbolt 3 dock with...

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05:27
Lawsuit over Apple’s ‘misrepresented sales prospects...

A California federal judge, U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, ruled on Wednesday that investors' allegations that Apple misrepresented its sales prospects in China in violation of the Securities Exchange Act may proceed, but trimmed other fraud allegations from the putative class action, according to Law360 (a subscription is required to read the entire article).

The judge says shareholders can sue over CEO Tim Cook’s comment on a Nov. 1, 2018, analyst call that while Apple was facing sales pressure in some emerging markets, “I would not put China in that category.”

Apple told suppliers to curb production a few days after Cook spoke, and on Jan. 2, 2019, unexpectedly cut its quarterly...

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05:19
There’s now a vacuum specifically designed to pick...

AirPods dropped onto train tracks are a nuisance for rail companies as well as an expense for owners. But there’s now a solution in the form of a kind of vacuum cleaner specifically designed to rescue AirPods and other in-ear wireless headphones …

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05:19
Rumor: analyst Ming-Chi Kuo looks ahead to iPhone 13...

Well, the iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 mini just became available for preorder today, but speculation for the iPhone 13 (and even the iPhone 14) has already begun.

In a note to clients — as noted by MacRumors — analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says will come in the same four model sizes as this year's iPhone 12, but with some major improvements to the camera technology. The analyst — whose predications are usually very accurate — says the Ultra Wide cameras on the two high-end models will be significantly upgraded to f/1.8, 6P (six-element lens) with autofocus.

All the current ‌iPhone 12‌ models are equipped with f/2.4, 5P (five-element lens) Ultra Wide cameras with fixed focus. Looking ahead to 2022, Kuo expects the ‌iPhone‌ 14 line-up to be equipped with the same improved Ultra Wide camera with f/1.8, 6P and autofocus.

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05:14
Apple Says MagSafe Duo Charger and Leather Sleeve...

Apple's online store has listed the MagSafe Duo Charger and Leather Sleeve with MagSafe for the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max as "coming soon" for $129 each in the United States. An exact release date has yet to be announced for the accessories, which still cannot be pre-ordered at this time.

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05:11
MagSafe Duo charger and iPhone 12 Leather Sleeve ‘...

The two mythical MagSafe accessories now have listings on the Apple Store: the MagSafe Duo charger and the Leather Sleeve are listed as coming soon and are priced at $129 each.

The sleeve cases feature a cutout window which allows you to tap the iPhone’s screen to show the time. Because the case contains the MagSafe magnets, the phone knows to enter the special lock screen mode to position the time readout correctly with matching colored background.

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05:04
Apple’s HomePod mini now available to order at $99

The new HomePod mini is now available from apple.com, priced at $99.

While a very different beast from the $299 full-sized HomePod, the new diminutive version is likely to prove popular for Apple fans looking for affordable multi-room audio …

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05:02
iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro Max and HomePod Mini...

Apple is now accepting pre-orders for the iPhone 12 mini and the iPhone 12 Pro Max through its online storefront and the Apple Store app. Pre-orders are available in more than 30 countries and regions around the world for the two new iPhone models, which will join the ‌iPhone 12‌ and ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ that went on sale in October.

Priced starting at $699 (or $729 for the SIM-free model) for 64GB of storage, the ‌iPhone 12‌ mini is Apple's most affordable ‌iPhone‌ this year. It shares the same feature set as the ‌iPhone 12‌, but it comes in a smaller 5.4-inch form factor that's ideal for those who prefer a more compact device.

The ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ Max is Apple's largest and most expensive ‌iPhone‌ this year, coming in at 6.7 inches with a $1,099 starting price point. It's similar to the ‌iPhone 12...

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05:02
Preorders for $1,099 iPhone 12 Pro Max now live

Three weeks after opening preorders for the iPhone 12 Pro, Apple has restarted the process for the other Pro model, with the iPhone 12 Pro Max now available to preorder.The iPhone 12 Pro Max color rangeA delayed launch behind the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, the iPhone 12 Pro Max can now be ordered from Apple directly. Customers who wanted the more advanced and larger version of the iPad Pro now have their chance to acquire the handset from the company directly.

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05:01
Preorders start on $699 iPhone 12 mini

Apple has started to take pre-orders for iPhone 12 mini with deliveries expected to start from November 13.iPhone 12 miniThe iPhone 12 mini is arriving weeks after Apple released its iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, with preorders on October 16 and shipments from October 23. The smallest model will be arriving approximately three weeks behind the mid-sized models, due to Apple splitting the range into two releases.

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05:00
iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max now available...

The iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max are now available to pre-order from Apple. The iPhone 12 mini offers an all-new 5.4-inch form factor, while the iPhone 12 Pro Max is the largest iPhone ever made by Apple at 6.7-inches. Pricing starts at $699 and $1099 respectively, and the first orders will arrive one week from today on November 13.

The Apple Store app is now back online for some users, so keep checking if you don’t see it quite yet. As usual, it takes time for the Apple Store to fully come back online for everyone. 

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05:00
You can now order the tiny iPhone 12 mini or the...

Enlarge / Apple introduces the iPhone 12 mini during a virtual event in October. (credit: Apple)

Starting today at 8am EST, Apple began taking preorders for the two new iPhone models it didn't release earlier: the iPhone 12 mini and the iPhone 12 Pro Max. At least the first orders placed today will begin arriving at consumers' shipping addresses on November 13—next Friday.

The iPhone 12 mini is in most respects identical to the already-launched iPhone 12, except that it has a smaller, 5.4-inch screen instead of the iPhone 12's 6.1-inch display. Because...

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05:00
How to use city Guides in iOS 14, iPadOS 14

With iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, you can get recommendations for the best places to visit in a city with Guides created by what Apple describes as a selection of trusted brands that include AllTrails, Complex, The Infatuation, Time Out Group and The Washington Post.

Guides help you discover places to eat, shop, meet friends, or explore in cities around the world. You can save Guides so you can easily get back to them later, and they automatically update when new places are added so you always have the latest recommendations.

To use, search for a participating city in the Maps app (currently, that’s San Francisco, New York, London, and Los Angeles with more promised soon). Any available guides will appear as part of that city’s information, immediately below the map.

Swipe to drag the information pane up and scroll through the thumbnails to see all the guides for that city. If you see one that interests you, tap it.

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05:00
How to tag and talk to individual people in group...

Group messaging improved in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, but two of the best features are hard to discover by accident: replying just to one person within the group, and mentioning one or more people to highlight that you want them to see a message.

In a group chat in Messages, press and hold on a message, and the usual array of reply options appears, including reactions. Tap Reply, and the message appears in a sort of isolated environment, in which the rest of the group’s messages are visually blurred out and you just see the person and their message to which you’re replying. You can type in a reply, and send it. (To exit that mode without replying, just tap elsewhere on the screen above the message.)

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04:42
Apple must face lawsuit over Tim Cook's China...

Shareholders who claim to have lost billions because Tim Cook failed to warn them of falling demand in China, have been told they can bring a class-action suit against Apple.Tim CookIn 2019, Apple took the unusual step of revising its revenue guidance prediction down because of lower iPhone sales in China. However, a group of shareholders, led by the UK's Norfolk County Council, now say that this was too late. They argue that CEO Tim Cook should have foreseen the issue and said so during Apple's late 2018 financial earnings call.

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04:13
Three reasons 2021 iPhone is likely to outsell...

Noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is out with a new report today in which he suggests that the 2021 iPhone models are likely to outsell the iPhone 12.

Kuo suggests that this will in part be due to ‘significant’ improvements to the ultra-wide camera on next year’s models …

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04:13
'iPhone 13' same size as iPhone 12, gets...

Typically reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that the "iPhone 13" range will consist of the same four sizes as the iPhone 12, but it and 2022's models will see significant upgrades to the Ultra Wide cameras on the higher end phones.Mockup of an "iPhone 13"As the pre-orders start for the iPhone 12 mini, and iPhone 12 Pro Max, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is predicting a return to the regular launch schedule for "iPhone 13," plus some first specifics about what to expect in 2021 and 2022's iPhones.

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04:00
iPhone 12: Reviews, features, tips, deals, and...

Apple’s brand new 5G iPhone is here! There are two shipping dates: October 23 for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, November 13 for the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Despite the staggered launch and new four-product lineup, all the iPhone 12s have a lot in common.

We’ve compiled all our more important information here to make it easier for you to find. Reviews, tips, news, and even the occasional hot deal. We’ll continue to update this page with relevant information and links over time.

iPhone 12 FAQ

Want to know the biggest new features of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini? Our iPhone 12 FAQ will fill you in.

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03:41
How Steve Jobs saved Apple with the online Apple...

Alongside the return of Steve Jobs and the advent of the iMac and iPod, Apple's first online store played a crucial role in the company's survival and resurgence. It officially opened for business on November 10, 1997 and has been online ever since — except when Apple takes it offline to promote the launch of new products.Detail from an early appearance of the Apple Store onlineIt wasn't enough that Steve Jobs came back to Apple and stripped its messy range down to a few core products. The iMac wasn't enough to turn the company around either — not by itself. While it may not have seemed it at the time, the launch of the online Apple Store on November 10, 1997 turned out to be crucial component of the company's survival.

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03:23
Kuo: iPhone 13 to Come in Same Four Model Sizes As...

TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a new research note, seen by MacRumors, that details his expectations for next year's iPhone lineup, tentatively dubbed "iPhone 13," including some positive shipment predictions based on a number of factors.

According to Kuo, the ‌iPhone 13‌ will come in the same four model sizes as this year's iPhone 12, but with some major improvements to the camera technology. Specifically, Kuo says the Ultra Wide cameras on the two high-end models will be significantly upgraded to f/1.8, 6P (six-element lens) with autofocus. All the current ‌iPhone 12‌ models are equipped with f/2.4, 5P (five-element lens) Ultra Wide cameras with fixed focus.

Looking further ahead, Kuo says he also expects...

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03:15
Apple releases iOS 14.2, iPadOS 14.2 updates, logs...

The long-awaited iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 updates have been released, and they are copious.

Getting it started, iOS 14.2’s new features include the following:

  • Over 100 new emoji, including animals, food, faces, household objects, musical instruments, gender-inclusive emoji, and more
  • Eight new wallpapers in both light and dark mode versions
  • Magnifier can detect people nearby and report their distance using the LiDAR sensor included in iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • Support for iPhone 12 Leather Sleeve with MagSafe
  • Optimized battery charging for AirPods to slow the rate of battery aging by reducing the time your AirPods spends fully charged
  • Headphone audio level notifications to alert you when audio level could impact your hearing
  • New AirPlay controls to stream entertainment throughout your home
  • Intercom support with HomePod and HomePod mini using iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods, and CarPlay...
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03:15
5G on the iPhone 12: How to pick the right plan to...

If you’re buying an iPhone 12, you probably have considered switching to a 5G plan to enjoy, as Apple calls it, “accelerated wireless speeds and better performance on congested networks.” All three major carriers offer some version of 5G on their network, but you might not have to switch to a higher tier to get it. In fact, you might not have to change plans at all. Here’s how it all breaks down.

T-Mobile/Sprint

Earlier this year, T-Mobile’s merger with Sprint was approved, so anyone who had a Sprint plan now has access to T-Mobile’s network. New subscribers can no longer sign up for a Sprint plan, as T-Mobile is now the combined companies’ flagship brand.

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03:15
Thunderbolt 3 adapter guide: How to connect an...

The new MacBook Pro comes with two or four external ports, depending on the model you pick. And the new MacBook Air has a pair of ports. But those ports are only of one type: Thunderbolt 3, which is compatible with USB-C.

But you probably have devices that use USB-A, Thunderbolt 1, Thunderbolt 2, DisplayPort, HDMI, or something else. How do you connect these devices? With an adapter.

If you’re planning to buy a new MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, make sure you set aside a considerable amount of cash for the adapters you need. Apple doesn’t include any in the box, except for a power adapter.

Your best bet is to get a combination dock, like the Satechi Slim Aluminum Type-C Multi-Port Adapter ($60 on AmazonRemove non-product link). It connects via USB-C, and includes a USB-C pass-through port, two USB 3.0 ports, and an HDMI port with 4K (30Hz) support. With this, you don’t have to carry around...

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03:10
‘MacVoices’ looks at making the most of your HomeKit...

Josh Centers has updated his Take Control of Apple Home Automation to version 1.3, adding the latest information on making the most of your HomeKit-based devices. On the new episode of MacVoices  he joins host Chuck Joiner In the first part of a two-part conversation.

Center talks about updates to HomeKit Secure Video and the supported cameras, provides some guidance on what devices and what brands he likes and avoids, and explains his approach to writing about this topic.

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

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03:00
Apple releases tvOS 14.2 update for fourth-gen,...

This might be helpful.

Apple has released its tvOS 14.2 for the fourth and fifth generations of its Apple TV set top box. The release notes are generic, and only cite “general performance and stability improvements.”

As always, you can install the update by going to System > Software Update.

If you’ve had a chance to try the tvOS 14.2 update and have any feedback, please let us know about your experience in the comments.

Via The Mac Observer

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03:00
Enbrighten Plug-in 2-Outlet Wi-Fi Smart Switch...

An unusual design is perhaps the only frill on this smart plug.

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03:00
Puro Sound Labs PuroPro headphone review:...

Excellent active noise cancellation, but the sound quality is slightly veiled, marring an otherwise excellent headphone.

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02:20
How to trade in or recycle your old iPhone and...

The iPhone 12 has arrived. If you’re coming from an older device but want to update to the newest model, it’s clear that the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max are great devices. But what should you do about that aging phone now that you’re planning to upgrade? Here’s how to trade in and recycle your old iPhone for the latest-and-greatest…

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02:07
Safari Webpage Translation Feature Reportedly...

Apple is rolling out its Safari webpage translation to more countries. According to 9to5Mac, users in Brazil and Germany have reported gaining access to the feature for the first time.

Apple introduced Safari's machine translation earlier this year when it debuted iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur at WWDC in June.

The feature allows users to translate the language of websites viewed in Apple's native browser; it can translate Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

Based on Thursday's report, Apple appears to have remotely enabled the translate option for the two additional...

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01:27
Apple Online Store Down Ahead of iPhone 12 mini,...

Apple's online store is down ahead of pre-orders for iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro Max, and the HomePod mini, which are set to begin at 5:00 a.m. Pacific Time in the United States.

"You're... early," reads the Apple Store message when attempting to visit the U.S. website. "Pre-order begins at 5:00 a.m. PDT. Enjoy the extra sleep." Apple used to do new device pre-orders at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time, but since last year, has been holding iPhone pre-orders at 5:00 a.m.

The ‌‌iPhone 12‌‌ mini and 12 Pro Max are launching in more than 30 countries and regions around the world, and a full list of launch times can be found in our time zone guide....

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01:23
How much is your iPhone 7/ 7 Plus worth right now?

So you have an aging iPhone 7 or 7 Plus sitting in a drawer somewhere and you just want to get rid of it? Or maybe you’re looking to upgrade to a brand new iPhone X or later? Regardless of your situation, if you’re going to get rid of your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, it can help to know how much it’s worth and how to get the most value for your trade in (or, alternatively just skip the hassle of selling it altogether).

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00:57
Merlin Project 6.4.5 - Project management software (...

Merlin Project is the leading professional project management software for OS X.

If you plan complex projects on your Mac, you won’t get far with a simple list of tasks. Good planning raises questions about the dependencies of activities on each other, the impact of delays on the project completion date, and budget planning.

These are precisely the answers Merlin Project provides for your projects - with just a few mouse clicks. Download now our free demo version and test Merlin Project on OS X for full 30 days.



Version 6.4.5:

  • Improved general stability.
  • Some customers could not open the application after downloading it from the Mac App Store.



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00:14
GarageSale 8.2.1 - Create outstanding eBay auctions.

GarageSale is a slick, full-featured client application for the eBay online auction system.

Create and manage your auctions with ease. With GarageSale, you can create, edit, track, and manage multiple auctions in a single, intuitive application. GarageSale even integrates with several international eBay sites, as well as with PayPal and Twitter, to provide a complete, robust eBay client.

Develop professional, attractive listings. GarageSale features iPhoto integration, what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) text editing, free image hosting, and over 130 free auction designs. And with these features, among many more, it's never been easier to create professional, eye-catching eBay listings.



Version 8.2.1:

  • Improved...
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Thursday November 5

23:59
Default Folder X 5.5 - Enhances Open and Save...

Default Folder X attaches a toolbar to the right side of the Open and Save dialogs in any OS X-native application. The toolbar gives you fast access to various folders and commands. You just click on the buttons to go to your favorite and recently used folders, manage the folders and files shown in the list, and make changes to your settings. It also fixes a number of problems in Open and Save dialogs, "rebounding" to the last selected file, putting the path listing back in the top menu, and correcting bugs in scrolling column views.

Features:

  • Directory assistant: You can access the contents of your recent, favorite, and open folders right from Default Folder X's toolbar.
  • Real time saving: If you're constantly saving things inside the same folder, Default Folder X can remember that folder for you.
  • Finder management: Default Folder X lets you open up or save to any Finder...
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23:33
Apple Store is down ahead of iPhone 12 mini, iPhone...

Right on cue, the Apple Store is down today ahead of new iPhone and HomePod mini preorders.

The store will be back up at about 5 AM PT, so if you are waiting to order a new HomePod mini or the iPhone 12 mini, or the iPhone 12 Pro Max, you’ve got a few more hours to wait.

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23:17
Online Apple Store down ahead of iPhone 12 mini,...

Apple late Thursday took its online storefront down as it prepares for what is expected to be a crush of preorders for iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro Max and HomePod mini.Following Apple's typical preorder schedule, the new devices will be made available alongside other products like as-yet-unreleased iPhone 12 series leather cases on Friday at 5 a.m. Pacific, 8 a.m. Eastern. Apple this week said leather sleeves and the MagSafe Duo charger will ship at a later date.Apple unveiled iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max and HomePod mini at a special...

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20:16
Here's where Apple Stores have reopened and...

Apple's retail operations continue to be impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Here's where Apple Stores have opened, as well as where they are closed, updated on November 4 with five stores closed in Wisconsin and Utah and seven express stores closed in France.Apple Michigan AvenueApple is opening its retail stores on a case-by-case basis, and are relying on the CDC guidance to do so. The stores that are open offer most of their services, but with precautions in place to protect customers and employees.

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17:00
Best iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max pre-order...

After being announced last month, it’s finally time for Apple to open up iPhone 12 mini pre-orders along with iPhone 12 Pro Max. Pre-orders are set to launch Friday at 5 AM PT or 8 AM ET as Apple continues to move away from its historical middle of the night launch times. The best iPhone 12 mini pre-order deals will center around switching from one provider to another with the pot sweetening even further if you’re willing to trade in a previous-generation device. You’ll find all of the best pre-order deals for the new iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max down below.

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17:00
Apple Silicon Mac event: What we know, and what we...

Powerful Mac apps that won't break the bank

There’s something of a misconception when it comes to the Mac. While powerful tools like Photoshop or Final Cut Pro certainly have price tags commensurate with their robust feature sets, many of the greatest OS X apps won’t cost you anything more than the time they take to download them. And with the launch of macOS High Sierra right around the corner, we've expanded this list to include a new batch of apps to enhance your desktop experience.

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16:43
Safari translations in iOS 14 rolling out to more...

Apple is reportedly expanding access to a new iOS 14 feature that enables users to translate webpages in Safari.Introduced with iOS 14 in September, the feature lets users translate foreign language webpages natively in Safari by tapping on the "aA" icon in the address bar. The button, initially implemented to control page font size, has now become a catchall menu for native Safari functions including website settings and privacy reports.The Safari capability was restricted to U.S. users at launch, but has since expanded to other countries the release of iOS 14.2 on Thursday. According to 9to5Mac, the feature is now live in Brazil and Germany. Other countries...

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16:38
Facebook could slow down sharing

Facebook could soon slow down users’ ability to share posts in an effort to curb the spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories about the election, The New York Times reports. The changes “could be rolled out as soon as Thursday,” and would add...

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15:58
EagleFiler 1.9.1

Maintenance release with improvements and bug fixes for the document organization and archiving app. ($40 new, free update, 29.9 MB, macOS 10.12+)

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15:51
Evernote 10.2.4

Maintenance update for the recently upgraded information management app. (Free, 139 MB, macOS 10.10+)

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15:51
First iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro Max hands-on...

Apple this week invited press outlets to take a first look at iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max before launch on Friday, loosing a deluge of photos, comparisons and initial analysis.Source: The VergeFor the most part, the first batch of reports fail to provide much in the way of new information, though The Verge came equipped with older iPhone models for a few handy comparisons.

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15:47
When You Can Pre-Order the iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12...

Pre-orders for the iPhone 12 mini, the iPhone 12 Pro Max, and the HomePod mini are set to begin on Friday, November 6 at 5:00 a.m. Pacific Time, which is the launch time that Apple has been using since last year.

Apple is planning to make the new devices available in multiple countries around the world simultaneously, so we've made a guide to let MacRumors readers know when pre-orders will in their country. Pre-orders are launching in more than 50 countries and regions.

  • Honolulu, Hawaii -- 3:00 a.m. HST
  • Anchorage, Alaska -- 4:00 a.m. AKST
  • Cupertino, California -- 5:00 a.m. PST
  • Phoenix, Arizona -- 6:00 a.m. MST
  • Vancouver, Canada -- 5:00 a.m. PST
  • Denver, Colorado...
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15:46
Little Snitch 5.0

Major upgrade that brings a design overhaul, improved traffic statistics, and compatibility with macOS 11.0 Big Sur. ($45 new, free update, 42.2 MB, macOS 10.11+)

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15:39
Apple rolling out Safari translation feature to more...

Apple introduced its own translator this year, which comes as a standalone app on the iPhone and also as a built-in feature in Safari for iOS 14 macOS Big Sur users. Although the Translate app works with 11 languages, the built-in Safari translator was restricted to some regions — which is changing now as Apple is now rolling out this option to more countries.

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15:34
Apple will require app privacy 'nutrition label...

Back at WWDC 2020 in June, Apple said it would start requiring developers to detail exactly what data they collect on users so that it could populate its app stores with privacy labels that make that information easy to digest. Following an update on...

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15:30
Ahead of pre-orders, first iPhone 12 mini and iPhone...

Ahead of iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max pre-orders beginning tomorrow, the first hands-on videos and stories have now been published. These hands-on looks offer more detail on the all-new size options offered by the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max.

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15:23
Ahead of iPhone 12 Mini and 12 Pro Max Pre-Orders,...

iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max pre-orders are set to go live at 5:00 a.m. Pacific Time on Friday, November 6, and just ahead of that deadline, media sites are sharing their hands-on first impressions of the new devices.

Image via The Verge

The Verge, Engadget, TechCrunch and CNET have all been able to spend some time with Apple's smallest and largest iPhones ahead of when people can make a...

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15:13
Apple Updates Numerous Operating Systems for...

macOS 10.15 Catalina users and those with older iOS devices and Apple Watch models will be seeing updates for their operating systems. Apple released a slew of updates to close three serious security vulnerabilities that are being exploited in the wild.

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15:00
Watch our iPhone 12 Mini and Pro Max hands-ons here!

It’s been weeks since Apple first announced the iPhone 12 series, and while we’ve been able to review the 12 and 12 Pro, there’s been precious little to officially share about the tiniest and largest phones of the bunch. Today, though, we got to spen...

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14:43
Uber's delivery business was a saving grace in...

It’s fair to say that Uber’s business was challenged in a huge way by the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. The company reported its Q3 2020 earnings details today, and while the business is still reeling from COVID-19, there are a few spots that show that...

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14:39
Apple Releases iOS 14.2, iPadOS 14.2, watchOS 7.1,...

It’s another of Apple’s “update five operating systems all at once” days, with this set of updates bringing the Intercom feature to more devices, better integrating the HomePod with Apple TV, and adding notifications when headphone volume could damage your hearing, along with some important security and bug fixes.

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14:38
New in iOS 14.2: Ask Siri to tell you a personalized...

One of the new Siri features in iOS 14.2 is called the Personal Update. This is similar to the daily briefing feature available on Amazon Echo, answering a long-lasting feature request for Apple’s personal assistant.

You can get Siri to read out your update on iPhone, HomePod, and HomePod mini. Just ask Siri “What’s my update?”

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14:11
Best Buy won't sell next-gen consoles in-store...

Following Sony’s announcement earlier today that the PlayStation 5 will only be available to buy online on launch day, Best Buy and Walmart say they likewise plan to restrict in-store sales of next-gen consoles. At Walmart, the only way you’ll be abl...

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13:43
Apple Invents a LiDAR device designed to sit behind...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to Project Titan, Apple's work on developing technologies for future semi-autonomous and fully autonomous vehicles. Today's patent is about the placement of a LiDAR system placed behind a windshield to assist an autonomous vehicle view the road under any whether condition including at night and...

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13:30
Apple Says New 'Nutrition Labels' For App...

Apple has announced today that developers will be required to provide new privacy details to users in the App Store starting December 8. From a report: These privacy "nutrition labels" were first introduced at WWDC over the summer, with Apple saying the goal is to better inform consumers of the privacy practices of individual applications. In a post on the Apple Developer webpage today, Apple confirmed that the new privacy details will be required for new apps and app updates to the App Store starting on December 8.


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13:15
App privacy 'nutrition labels' coming to...

Apple on Thursday told app developers that it would be requiring them to provide new publicly viewable information about their app privacy and data policies starting Dec. 8.Credit: AppleThe detailed privacy information will be displayed on an app's App Store page, and Apple likens it to a nutrition label. Apple first announced the new privacy feature at its WWDC 2020 event.

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13:07
How to update to iOS 14.2 to get over 100 new emoji...

iOS 14.2 has arrived for iPhone, and it brings a host of notable changes and new features. One of those is over 100 new emoji to have fun with and better express yourself. Read on for a look at what’s included with the new batch, how to get the 117 new iPhone emoji with iOS 14.2, and how to find them.

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13:02
Facebook removes ‘Stop the Steal’ group after ‘...

Facebook has taken down a viral group with hundreds of thousands of members after “worrying calls for violence” and efforts to organize offline events in states where votes are still being counted. The group, called “Stop the Steal,” was just over 24...

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12:50
Playstation 5 versus Xbox Series X - which is the...

The Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X are almost here. While there isn't a clear choice of which to buy if you're an Apple user, there are some pros and cons to each platform, if you own an iPhone, iPad, or Mac.Playstation 5 or Xbox Series X — The best console for the Apple userApple doesn't deal with Sony or Microsoft's console divisions directly, but both products play an important role in console gamer's lives. Both gaming companies utilize mobile apps to manage game libraries, purchases, in-game chat, and even second-screen experiences.

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12:34
Apple says new ‘nutrition labels’ for app privacy...

Apple has announced today that developers will be required to provide new privacy details to users in the App Store starting December 8. These privacy “nutrition labels” were first introduced at WWDC over the summer, with Apple saying the goal is to better inform consumers of the privacy practices of individual applications.

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12:27
Developers Able to Submit Privacy Info for '...

Apple today informed developers that they're now able to submit privacy information for their apps using App Store Connect. The privacy details shared by developers will be displayed directly on ‌App Store‌ pages.

During WWDC, Apple announced a new ‌App Store‌ feature that will see apps listing specific privacy information, which Apple has likened to a nutritional label for apps. Developers are required to self-report this information.

Apple is asking developers to let consumers know about their app's privacy details, including what data types the app collects and whether that data is linked to them or used to track them.

Later this year, the ‌App Store‌ will help users understand an app's privacy practices before they download the app on any Apple platform. On each...

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12:00
The best iPhone 12 mini cases to buy before you pre-...

The iPhone 12 mini will be available to pre-order on November 6 and arrives a week later, so get ready by ordering your favorite case now.The best iPhone 12 mini cases to buy before you pre-orderWe've found 20 great cases from multiple manufactures across many designs and styles. The iPhone 12 mini has bold new colors and flat sides, and these cases can help show off your new device without losing that new aesthetic.

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11:47
'Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order' hits EA...

Game Pass Ultimate members will have another big title to check out on their Xbox at no extra cost when EA Play becomes a perk on that service next Tuesday. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will be available to EA Play subscribers on that date too.Novemb...

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11:38
New macOS 10.15.7 supplemental update fixes...

Apple has released a new supplemental update for macOS Catalina 10.15.7 that contains fixes for several security flaws that have been used in the wild.Credit: AppleThe macOS 10.15.7 Supplemental Update, which Apple recommends all users download, can be acquired by heading into the Update menu in System Preferences.

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11:37
iOS 14.2 is here with new emoji and wallpapers, long...

Enlarge / The iPhone 12, which runs iOS 14, and now (should you choose to update) iOS 14.2. (credit: Samuel Axon)

Today, Apple began rolling out iOS 14.2, iPadOS 14.2, tvOS 14.2, and watchOS 7.1 for supported devices. The last update to iOS and iPadOS was iOS 14.1 on October 22.

The new versions of iOS and iPadOS add 100 new emoji, which include "animals, food, faces, household objects, musical instruments, gender-inclusive emoji, and more," according to the release notes. iPhones and iPads got a new Shazam button in the control center. Shazam, which Apple acquired just over two years ago, identifies songs algorithmically by listening to them with the microphones in...

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11:23
A14X Bionic allegedly benchmarked days before Apple...

The chip expected to be at the core of the first Apple Silicon Mac — the "A14X" — may have been benchmarked just days before the next Apple event.Apple's first Mac with Apple Silicon will have A14XThe alleged CPU benchmarks for the "A14X" show a 1.80GHz processor capable of turbo-boosting to 3.10GHz marking this the first custom Apple Silicon to ever clock above 3GHz. It is an 8-core processor with big-little arrangement. The GPU results show 8GB of RAM will be included with the processor.

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11:22
EA details next-gen updates for 'Star Wars...

With both Microsoft and Sony mere weeks away from the release of their respective next-gen consoles, EA has detailed how its most popular current-generation titles will play on the Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 (via The Verge). Depending on the t...

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11:17
Apple rolls out macOS Catalina 10.15.7 Supplemental...

Apple has rolled out macOS Catalina 10.15.7 Supplemental Update, which addresses a variety of security fixes. It can be downloaded by going to System Preferences > Software Update.

This is likely the last major update to macOS Catalina. Today Apple also released a developer beta of macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 to developers. The first (non-beta) public release of the operating system will likely debut along with “Apple Silicon” Macs at next Tuesday’s “One More Thing” event.

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11:12
Apple releases iOS 14.2, iPadOS 14.2, watchOS 7.1,...

Apple has released iOS 14.2, iPadOS 14.2, watchOS 7.1 and tvOS 14.2 to the public with new features like a dedicated Shazam button and new emoji.The iPhone 12The update comes after five developer beta cycles for testing. The update features over 100 new emoji with more inclusive options and more food and objects. Apple also included eight new wallpaper options including outdoor scenes and artistic pieces.

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11:09
Apple updates iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, tvOS, and...

Apple has updated iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, tvOS and the firmware for its HomePod devices.

iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 are available on the Apple devices by going to System Preferences > General > Software Update. New features include: 

° Over 100 new emoji, including animals, food, faces, household objects, musical instruments, gender-inclusive emoji, and more;

° Eight new wallpapers in both light and dark mode versions;

° Magnifier can detect people nearby and report their distance using the LiDAR sensor included in iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max;

° Support for iPhone 12 Leather Sleeve with MagSafe; 

° Optimized battery charging for AirPods to slow the rate of battery aging by reducing the time your AirPods spends fully charged;

° Headphone audio level notifications to alert you when audio level could impact your hearing; 

° New AirPlay controls...

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11:06
tvOS 14.2 update is now available for Apple TV

Apple on Thursday issued an update for tvOS, the operating system for the Apple TV video streaming device. Apple doesn’t provide release notes for its tvOS updates, and the support document for tvOS updates has yet to be updated as of this writing for tvOS 14.2. New features we not revealed during the beta process, so this version is most likely bug fixes.

To download the update, open the Settings app, then System, the Software Updates.

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10:55
Learn how to trade on Wall Street and crypto markets...

The only people who could actively trade in the stock market, before the internet, were individuals who worked for large financial institutions, trading houses and brokerages. However, the advent of the world wide web led to the creation of online tr...

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10:52
Apple Releases macOS Catalina 10.15.7 Supplemental...

Apple today released a supplemental update for macOS Catalina 10.15.7, introducing security fixes. The macOS 10.15.7 Supplemental Update comes more than a month after the release of ‌macOS Catalina‌ 10.15.7.

The ‌‌‌‌‌macOS Catalina‌‌‌‌‌ 10.15.7 Supplemental Update can be downloaded from the Mac App Store using the Update feature in the System Preferences app.

According to Apple's release notes, the Supplemental Update improves the security of macOS and is recommended for all users. An Apple support document outlines several vulnerabilities that that have been addressed, including those that leave the Mac vulnerable to malicious fonts and applications.

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10:52
Apple releases macOS Catalina 10.15.7 supplemental...

Alongside a slew of other releases today, Apple has also quietly released a supplemental update to macOS Catalina 10.15.7. Apple says the update includes important security fixes.

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10:50
Apple releases HomePod software 14.2 and tvOS 14.2...

Following the release of iOS 14.2 and watchOS 7.1 to the public, Apple also released today HomePod software 14.2 and tvOS 14.2. Both updates bring bug fixes and improvements, including better home theater support for HomePods paired with Apple TV.

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10:48
Apple seeds macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 release candidate...

Apple on Thursday issued a macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 release candidate to registered developers, hinting that the macOS update is imminent.Credit: AppleThe new macOS Big Sur beta can be acquired from the Apple Developer Center, or as an over-the-air update on devices with the proper configuration profile installed.

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10:38
Opera 72.0.3815.200 - High-performance Web browser.

Opera is a fast and secure browser trusted by millions of users. With the intuitive interface, Speed Dial and visual bookmarks for organizing favorite sites, news feature with fresh, relevant content, speed-boosting Opera Turbo mode and more handy features, Opera has everything you need to do more on the web. Also, with 1700+ available extensions, you can mix and match additional features to customize the browser the way you want.



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10:38
Apple seeds macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 Release Candidate...

Ahead of next week’s Apple event where we expect new Apple Silicon Macs, Apple today has released the Release Candidate version of macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 to developers.

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10:33
Apple Seeds macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 Release Candidate...

Apple today seeded a macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 release candidate to developers for testing purposes, with the new beta coming one week after the first macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 beta was released. macOS Big Sur has not yet seen a public release, and the 11.0.1 beta replaces the macOS Big Sur 11 beta series.

The macOS Big Sur beta can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center and once the appropriate profile is installed, subsequent betas will be available through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences.

macOS Big Sur introduces a refreshed design to the Mac operating system, overhauling the entire look from the curvature of the window corners to the dock icons to the system sounds. Everything features a lighter and more modern appearance. There's a new customizable Control Center that mirrors the Control Center on iOS devices, putting key system controls right at...

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10:33
Apple releases watchOS 7.1 update

Apple on Thursday released an update for watchOS. Here is what’s in watchOS 7.1, according to the release notes:

watchOS 7.1 contains new features, improvements, and bug fixes.

  • Adds the ability to be notified when your headphone audio level could impact your hearing
  • Adds support for the ECG app on Apple Watch Series 4 or later in the Republic of Korea and Russia
  • Adds support for irregular heart rhythm notifications in the Republic of Korea and Russia
  • Resolves an issue that prevented some users from unlocking a Mac with Apple Watch
  • Fixes an issue where the screen may be dark on wrist raise for some Apple Watch Series 6 owners

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201222

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10:29
Apple releases iOS 12.4.9, third-generation Apple TV...

Apple on Thursday released iOS 12.4.9 for older iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, as well as a version 8.4.3 software update for third-generation Apple TV models.Credit: AppleUsers on older iOS devices can download the software updates over-the-air by heading to Settings, General and Software Update. Third-generation Apple TV users can find their new update in the System menu of the Settings app.

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10:28
iOS 14.2 is out with more inclusive emoji and Shazam...

Apple’s iOS 14.2 update has dropped. The update, which is rolling out now to iPhones and iPads, brings Shazam into the Control Center, new AirPlay 2 controls, expanded intercom support for HomePod and more than 100 new emoji characters.Among the new...

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10:24
Google Stadia now lets you share games with family...

Stadia players can share games with other members of their Google family group starting today. If you bought a game or claimed it through Stadia Pro, other members of the group can play it on their own Stadia account. You can switch on sharing throug...

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10:20
Apple releases watchOS 7.1 with expanded ECG support...

Two days after making the release candidate of watchOS 7.1 available, Apple has released the public version of the update to Apple Watch users. watchOS 7.1 brings ECG functionality to new countries, notifications for headphone levels that could be harmful, and fixes issues like unlocking Mac with Apple Watch and a screen issue for the wearable.

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10:02
Apple releases iOS 14.2 with new emoji and...

After releasing the Release Candidate version last week, iOS 14.2 is now available to all iPhone users. Apple has also released iPadOS 14.2 as well as iOS 12.4.9 for older devices.

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09:59
Apple Releases iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 With New...

Apple today released iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2, the second major updates to the iOS and iPadOS 14 operating system updates that were released in September. iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 come two weeks after the launch of iOS 14.1.

The iOS 14.2 update can be downloaded for free and it is available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the new software, go to Settings > General > Software Update. Apple has also released iOS 12.4.9 for older devices.

Apple traditionally updates iOS with new emojis each fall, and iOS 14.2 is the emoji update. iOS and iPadOS 14.2 include new Emoji 13 characters with options that include smiling face with tear, ninja, pinched fingers, anatomical heart, black cat, mammoth, polar bear, dodo, fly, bell pepper, tamale, bubble tea, potted plant, piñata,...

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09:58
Apple Releases 14.2 Software for HomePod With New...

Alongside iOS and iPadOS 14.2, Apple today released new 14.2 software for the HomePod, which includes support for new Siri and Intercom features. Today's update comes a couple of weeks after the release of HomePod 14.1 software.

With the update, ‌Siri‌ can now provide a personal snapshot of each ‌HomePod‌ user's day, offering up news information, weather, traffic, reminders, and more when asked "What's my update?"

Intercom now supports iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods, and CarPlay, and the full-size ‌HomePod‌ can be connected to an...

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09:58
Apple Pay now active on 507M iPhones, bank and...

Apple Pay has been activated on 507 million iPhones as of September as year-over-year retailer and bank adoption growth hit 20%, according to a new study.Credit: AppleThat data comes from Loup Ventures' fourth annual Apple Pay availability study, which tracks growth and adoption of the Apple payment platform. Loup Ventures conducted similar studies in 2018 and 2019.

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09:57
Apple Releases watchOS 7.1 With Mac Unlocking Fix,...

Apple today released watchOS 7.1, the first major update to the watchOS 7 operating system that was released back in September. watchOS 7.1 follows watchOS 7.0.2 and watchOS 7.0.3, which were bug fix updates.

‌‌watchOS 7.1‌‌ can be downloaded for free through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General > Software Update. To install the new software, the Apple Watch needs to have at least 50 percent battery, it needs to be placed on a charger, and it needs to be in range of the ‌‌‌‌iPhone‌‌‌‌. Apple has also released watchOS 6.2.9 and watchOS 5.3.9 updates for older devices.

Today's update...

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09:56
Apple Releases tvOS 14.2 for Fourth and Fifth-...

Apple today released tvOS 14.2, the third update to the tvOS 14 operating system that was released on September 16. tvOS 14.2 comes a month after the release of tvOS 14.0.2, a bug fix update.

tvOS 14.2, which is a free update, can be downloaded over the air through the Settings app on the ‌Apple TV‌ by going to System > Software Update. ‌‌‌Apple TV‌‌‌ owners who have automatic software updates enabled will be upgraded to tvOS 14.2 automatically.

Apple does not provide detailed release notes for its tvOS updates, so we may not be able to determine what's new in the software. Apple provides tvOS notes through a tvOS support document, but information is often limited, and there were no new features that were...

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09:52
Some Apple retail stores in Italy temporarily...

Apple Stores in France recently reclosed, and stores in England are temporarily moving to click-and-collect service due to new COVID-19 lockdown measures. Now 9to5Mac reports that new lockdown measures in Italy have forced Apple to close several of its retail stores throughout the country.

Four regions in Italy — Lombardy, Piedmont, Valle d’Aosta, and Calabria — are marked as “red zones” under Italy’s new COVID-19 guidance. Non-essential stores must close and travel between regions is restricted. The new measures are...

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09:37
COVID-19 lockdown temporarily closes several Apple...

New lockdown measures in Italy have forced Apple to close several of its retail stores throughout the country just ahead of the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max launch. The temporary closures go into effect on November 6.

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09:31
Some Qi Wireless Chargers Not Working With iPhone 12

Some Qi-based wireless chargers don't appear to be working with the iPhone 12 models, perhaps due to the magnets inside of the new devices, alignment issues, or other internal changes to wireless charging protocols.

Apple's iPhone models have been using Qi wireless charging since the launch of the ‌iPhone‌ X and ‌iPhone‌ 8 in 2017, so many people have existing wireless chargers on hand from prior ‌iPhone‌ generations. Unfortunately, some of those wireless chargers do not appear to be working properly with the ‌iPhone 12‌ at this time.

There are complaints about non-functional wireless chargers from multiple new ‌iPhone 12‌ owners on both Reddit and the...

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09:21
You can soon buy a Samsung Galaxy S20 FE with 256 GB...

You’ll soon be able to get your hands on a Galaxy S20 Fan Edition (FE) with much more room for your apps, photos and videos. Starting on November 6th, Samsung will offer a Cloud Navy version of the smartphone with 256 GB of storage. That variant will...

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09:01
Official iPhone cases on sale from $20, iPhone XR...

Today’s best deals include official iPhone cases from Apple, iPhone XR with 128GB of storage at $420, and Sonos One is down to $159. Head below for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

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08:30
The best gear to give to the photographer in your...

Smartphones have taken over the camera market for normal everyday shooting, but they’re still not nearly good enough for talented creators. Whether your loved one is into landscapes, filmmaking or vlogging, they’ll need a decent compact or mirrorless...

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08:22
Apple Introduces the use of Neural Networks to...

Patently Apple has covered many eye and gaze tracking patents relating to Apple's future head mounted devices such a full VR headset or mixed reality glasses. Every such patent covers eye and gaze tracking in a new light. It's a crucial element in future headsets and different Apple engineering teams have focused on various parts of this massive project. Today, the focus is on gaze and eye tracking using neural networks

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08:21
5G is a promise for the future, but isn't quite...

While the new iPhone 12 may be the first iPhone to utilize nascent 5G technology, you may want to temper your expectations when it comes to all the supposed speed increases.As 5G begins rolling out across the United States, many users wonder what kind of significant speed boost they'll see over 4G LTE. Apple had promised speeds of up to 4 gigabits per second, but when — and where — will users see those speeds?Most of the conversation — including that at the iPhone 12 launch — has been centered on Verizon's 5G UltraWide band. AT&T has their own 5G mmWave — dubbed 5G+ — that is launching across the United States, which is the focus of our testing today.

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08:17
Razer's latest gaming headsets are designed for...

The Xbox Series X and Series S launches are right around the corner, and Razer is determined to capitalize on that by introducing a pair of gaming headsets built with Microsoft’s consoles in mind. The Kaira and Kaira Pro (above) are both “designed fo...

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08:00
Razer's first mainstream laptop still has an...

Gaming hardware makers have been diversifying their laptops recently, and Razer is the latest to join that trend. The company is announcing the Razer Book 13 today, which it’s calling a “hyper focused productivity laptop.” It’s not just a subtler ver...

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07:54
9to5Mac Daily: November 05, 2020 – iPhone 12 supply...

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

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07:52
MLB used fleet of iPads to create fake crowd sounds...

When Major League Baseball needed to solve the problem of silent stadiums during the COVID-19 pandemic, the league looked to the iPad.Credit: MLBTo provide simulated crowd noises during the 2020 season, MLB used 30 iPads — one for each team — that were loaded with crowd reactions. But, as Sports Illustrated points out, getting the sound right is harder than it seems.

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07:23
Silk Road founder is in prison. His billion dollar...

Alex Horn, The Guardian:

A billion dollars worth of bitcoins linked to the shuttered darknet market Silk Road has changed hands for the first time in seven years, prompting renewed speculation about the fate of the illicit fortune.

Almost 70,000 bitcoins stored in the account which, like all bitcoin wallets, is visible to the public, had lain untouched since April 2013. The website was shut down by an FBI raid six months after they were deposited, and they have not moved since.

Late on Tuesday night, however, the full amount less a $12 (£9) transaction fee was transferred to a new bitcoin address, records show.

This is an amazing story. If you’ve never heard of Silk Road (the online marketplace), here’s a link to the Wikipedia page. It’s a riveting read.

Silk Road’s founder, Ross Ulbricht, was sentenced to life in prison. Did he somehow...

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07:19
iPhone 7 is top traded Apple device for seventh...

HYLA Mobile — a provider of software technology and services for mobile device returns management and reuse solutions — has revealed that following a volatile first half of the year, mobile device trade-ins are back on the rise. 

According to HYLA's Q3 2020 trade-in trends insights, $569 million was returned to U.S. consumers thanks to mobile device trade-in programs—an increase of 153% compared to last quarter ($225 million). For the first time, HYLA has also shared its data on trade-ins of wearables during quarter two and quarter three of 2020.

When it comes to smartphone trade-ins, HYLA's data reveals that:

·         The five most traded devices in the third quarter were iPhones. The iPhone 7 was the top traded device during the...

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07:09
Nvidia game streaming service GeForce Now coming to...

GeForce Now could be coming to iOS via browser support which will enable games like the stricken "Fortnite" to return to the iPhone.Nvidia GeForce Now coming to iOS SafariThe ongoing battle between Apple and Epic has caused a spotlight to shine on Apple's App Store policies. One recent policy that came under fire is game streaming and availability on the iPhone and iPad.

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07:09
∞ Apple’s Francesca Sweet talks 5G with iJustine

[VIDEO] This starts a little slow, but it slowly builds. Two interesting subtopics are the discussion of tethering being potential faster than Wi-Fi and 5G in the enterprise space. Video embedded in the main Loop post.

I find it fascinating to think of tethering as a 5G Trojan horse, bringing 5G speeds to non-5G devices by tethering them to a 5G phone connected to mmWave.

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07:08
The 'XCOM 2' saga is now available on your...

You no longer have to fire up a console or PC if you want to relive XCOM 2’s fight against occupying extraterrestrials. Feral Interactive has released a $25 XCOM 2 Collection for iOS that includes the whole XCOM 2: War of the Chosen and its four DLC...

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07:04
Another Unique Apple Logo Hashflag Prepared for...

Another unique Apple logo hashflag has been prepared for next week's "One More Thing" Apple event.

The custom Twitter hashtag includes an Apple logo in the same orange, red, purple, and blue hues as Apple's event invites. The hashflag is set to go live at 12:00 EST.

Twitter allows brands to add custom emojis next to hashtags as a marketing strategy. According to Agency Creative, these "hashflags" can cost upwards of one million dollars, and they are commonly used for large events like the Super Bowl or holidays.

Apple has used custom hashflags for its two previous Apple events in September and...

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07:03
Fortnite on iPhone returning – by streaming it in...

Playing Fortnite on an iPhone will soon be possible once more, despite Apple removing it from the App Store and later terminating Epic’s developer account.

It’s being made possible by a move that will interest more than just Fortnite players: GPU maker Nvidia has developed a version of its GeForce cloud gaming service...

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06:52
'Protect Scotland' COVID-19 Exposure...

Scotland has updated its coronavirus exposure notification app to be interoperable with platforms in England and Wales, following a similar update that enabled compatibility with apps in Jersey and Northern Ireland.Credit: ScotlandThe Protect Scotland app launched to the public in September in an effort to track and mitigate the spread of coronavirus. At the time, however, it only worked within Scotland's borders.

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06:52
Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program temporarily...

Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program is temporarily unavailable in England due to new COVID-19 lockdown restrictions that are in effect through December 2. The problem: new and returning members of the iPhone Upgrade Program have to go to an Apple retail store.

However, as noted by AppleInsider, retail stores in Scotland, and Wales, remain open with the same coronavirus precautions as before. Apple Stores in England are now announcing that they will reopen for click-and-collect, "including returns," from November 6.

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06:52
What’s Behind MLB’s Fake Crowd Noise? Turns out it’s...

Emma Baccellieri, Sports Illustrated:

When MLB settled on its structure for coronavirus gameplay—in home stadiums but without fans—it knew it would need to provide a remedy for the unnatural quiet of empty ballparks.

The league found its answer in the form of 30 iPads, one for each team, loaded with various crowd reactions so that a little tapping and scrolling was all it took to play the proper noises. But an artificial crowd is as an art as much as it is a science. And it’s harder than it looks (or sounds).

The linked SI article is from back in September. I had no idea how this was done. And, frankly, I’m glad. It does take away a bit of the mystery.

But, that said, this is pretty cool. Wondering if other sports use the same approach. The NFL has famously adopted Microsoft Surface (that first season, cameras caught a lot of coaches using iPads, NFL clamped down). Wonder how they do it? Well...

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06:48
Apple’s iPhone 12 leather cases launch tomorrow,...

In a bit of a surprise after the iPhone 12 event, Apple’s iPhone 12 leather cases didn’t go up for sale along with the silicone and clear options. But we learned from fine-print that Apple was slating all of them for release alongside the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max on November 6. However, there’s still no word on availability for Apple’s new leather sleeve and the MagSafe Duo Charger.

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06:44
The PS5 will only be sold online on launch day

If you haven’t been able to lock in a PlayStation 5 pre-order, don’t plan to line up at a local retailer in the hopes of snagging the console on launch day. All day-one PS5 sales will be online-only via Sony’s retail partners. The company says this i...

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06:33
iOS/iPadOS 14.2 brings Shazam to Control Center

Christian Zibreg, iDownloadMac:

Apple-owned Shazam is the most popular music-identification service in the world. Starting with iOS 14.2, your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch can identify music playing around you or in apps via Shazam-powered music recognition available from the Control Center.

In a nutshell, if you’ve got the iOS or iPadOS 14.2 beta installed:

  • Go to Settings > Control Center
  • Tap the green + to add Music Recognition to Included Controls

Do that, and you’ll see the Shazam icon in Control Center. Tap it, it’ll do its thing.

Me, I ask Siri:

“What song is this?”

Both seem to work equally well. I’m guessing they fire up the same exact bit of code. The Control Center approach is much more subtle if you’re in a room with others. Good to have both.

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06:27
You can order the iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 mini...

You can order the iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 mini, and HomePod mini tomorrow (Friday, Nov. 6).

Starting at 5 a.m. the products will be available to customers for pre-order on apple.com, the Apple Store app, and through Apple Authorized Resellers and select carriers. The iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 mini will be available in stores and arriving to customers beginning Friday, November 13, and HomePod mini will be available beginning Monday, November 16.

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06:26
iPhone Upgrade Program Temporarily Unavailable at...

Apple today informed customers that its iPhone Upgrade Program is temporarily unavailable in England due to new COVID-19 lockdown restrictions that have gone into effect across the country starting today until December 2.

In the United Kingdom, the iPhone Upgrade Program requires visiting an Apple Store, but England's lockdown restrictions have forced these retail locations to operate on a click-and-collect basis only with Express Pickup windows at the entrance. Due to these restrictions, Apple cannot allow customers inside the stores to complete their iPhone upgrade at this time, according to an email shared with MacRumors by several readers.

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06:24
Smart Home Diary: Automatically unlocking front door...

I recently wrote a Feature Request calling for the ability to enable HomeKit presence detection via Wi-Fi network, as a more reliable approach than Location Services. In particular, I wanted a way of automatically unlocking our front door on connection to our home Wi-Fi.

Here’s what I’d like to see. Identify your home Wi-Fi network, and have iOS remember this. Then be able to set a variety of automations as soon as your phone connects to it. These would include HomeKit automations (unlock door, switch on lights, etc) …

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06:19
Apple’s coming Apple Silicon wave

Nikkei Asia:

Apple is asking suppliers to produce 2.5 million MacBook laptops powered by its in-house designed CPU by early 2021 as the California tech giant looks to rapidly cut its reliance on Intel chips, sources have told Nikkei Asia.

These initial production orders for the first MacBooks to use the Apple Silicon central processing unit are equivalent to nearly 20% of total MacBook shipments for 2019, which came in at 12.6 million units, sources briefed on the matter said.

And:

Apple has said it intends to completely cut the use of Intel’s standard CPUs, which rivals HP, Dell, Lenovo and Asustek also use for their computers, in its MacBook lineup within two years.

First bit shows that Apple expects a big wave of orders for the coming Apple Silicon Macs. Makes sense. This is a big change, and the first time in many years that we expect a truly significant performance upgrade in a new generation of Macs.

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06:10
Apple files for another patent for an iPhone with a...

Apple has filed for yet another patent (number 20200348728) that hints at an iPhone with a wrapped display. This is just one of dozens of such patent filings or granted patents for wrapped, curved, and/or flexible displays.

In the patent filing, Apple says electronic devices such as computers, media players, and cellular telephones typically contain — as you could guess — displays. However the tech giant says that conventional display configurations “may be satisfactory in certain situations, but can be unnecessarily limiting.” Apple says it would be desirable provide electronic devices with improved displays. Of course, the patent filing could involve iPads and even Macs, but these seem less likely candidates for a wrapped display.

In the past, Apple has said that, for example, a convex display rather than a flat one could increase the internal volume of an iPhone, while preserving a sleek look that’s aesthetically pleasing. Integrated into...

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06:08
Sega sells its arcade business due to the COVID-19...

The arcade industry has unsurprisingly taken a steep hit during the COVID-19 pandemic, and that’s leading Sega to bow out. Eurogamer reports that Sega Sammy Holdings has sold 85.1 percent of its Japanese arcade business, Sega Entertaiment, to the amu...

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06:07
Fortnite to Return to iOS via Nvidia GeForce Now...

Plans are in place to allow users to play Epic Games' "Fortnite" on iOS and iPadOS again using Nvidia's GeForce Now cloud gaming service in Safari, the BBC has discovered.

Nvidia has reportedly developed a version of its GeForce Now cloud gaming service that works in Safari on iOS and iPadOS, and Fortnite looks to be a key title on the platform for Apple devices that have lost the game due to the ongoing legal battle between ‌Epic Games‌ and Apple.

In August 2020, Apple removed Fortnite from the App Store after ‌Epic Games‌ introduced a direct...

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06:02
England COVID lockdown blocks iPhone Upgrade Program

Under Apple's UK financial agreements, new and returning members of the iPhone Upgrade Program must go to an Apple Store — and all ones in England are now closed because of the new coronavirus lockdown.Apple Regent Street, LondonDespite previous reports that UK Apple Stores might remain open in a limited capacity during the country's new coronavirus lockdown, all of the stores in England closed today as the new lockdown began.

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06:00
Xbox Series X review: A 4K beast in need of games

The Xbox Series X is an apology for the Xbox One in almost every way. Microsoft's last console was weighed down by being $100 more than the PlayStation 4 at launch -- even though it had less GPU power -- and it featured a bundled Kinect camera that w...

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06:00
Xbox Series S review: The next-gen starter pack

The Xbox Series S is, hands-down, the cutest console of the next generation. It’s also the least powerful. The Series S can hit resolutions above 1080p, but it doesn’t support 4K gaming and it has significantly less storage than the Xbox Series X or...

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06:00
Zenkit releases Zenchat to combine team chat and...

Zenkit, the company behind the popular productivity and collaboration software for the enterprise, is releasing a new enterprise chat service called Zenchat.

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06:00
The Zone One Wireless Charging Car Holder is Just $22

Looking for a wireless charging car holder for your iPhone that won’t break the bank? The Zone One Wireless Charging Car Holder is on sale for only $22, and it’s even less if you buy two! It holds your iPhone snugly while giving it a wireless charge. It’s the perfect holiday stocking stuffer!

This charger from Zone One uses wireless technology to power up and navigate your devices, cord-free and on the go. With a strong grip, it keeps your phone in place while you’re driving and charging up. It also has 360° rotation so you can adjust your phone to the angle that suits you. This charger is compatible with any device that supports Qi wireless charging and fast charges...

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05:53
Apple patent filing involves adjustable, durable...

Let the Apple Car rumors roll on. Apple has filed for a patent (number 20200346527) for a “system with windows” that involves … well … windows for an automobile.

In the patent filing, Apple says that vehicle windows sometimes include laminated glass layers. This may be used, for example, to provide strength to front windshields. Apple says it can be challenging, however, to incorporate desired features into vehicle windows without creating structures that are vulnerable to damage or that do not offer desired levels of performance. 

The tech giant wants to make durable windows with multiple features. What sort of features? The ability to electronically adjust a sunroof or implement an electrically adjustable shade for a side, front, or rear window.

As I’ve said before, I don’t foresee Apple making a full-fledged automobile from scratch. Instead, I think it will work with current auto manufacturers to implement  the MANY...

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05:46
All UK contact tracing apps now compatible;...

All UK contact tracing apps are now compatible, working across borders.

The UK has separate coronavirus apps for each of England & Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. All three are built using the joint Apple/Google API, and all are based on the same core source code which has been made open-source to facilitate easier interoperability between apps …

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05:41
Future Apple devices may interact with a HomePod...

Future Apple devices — including Mac laptops, iPhones, iPads, and the rumored “Apple Glasses” — may have the ability to interact with a HomePod or HomePod mini and “sense” where the user is sitting/standing and adjust the audio accordingly. 

Apple has applied for a patent (number 20200351581) dubbed “Enhancing a Listening Experience by Adjusting Physical Attributes of an Audio Playback System Based on Detected Environmental Attributes of the System’s Environment.”

It relates to enhancing a listening experience for various electronic devices. Apple says the quality of the listening experience is often diminished by variables in the device's environment. The idea is for an Apple device and HomePod to work in tandem to detect the shape and size of a room, as well as the distance the user is from the smart speaker, and adjust the audio output, accordingly.

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05:36
Apple, Facebook & Google - How California's...

California voters passed a new privacy law that would strengthen and close loopholes in exisiting regulatory protections. Here's what it could mean for Big Tech and consumers elsewhere.Credit: UnsplashOn Nov. 3, Californians voted on a new privacy measure called Proposition 24 that would strengthen current privacy regulations in the state. As of Nov. 4, projections indicate that consumers have voted to pass the law. It's set to take effect in 2023.

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05:31
WhatsApp Rolling Out Disappearing Messages Feature

Facebook is now rolling out a new disappearing messages feature to all WhatsApp users on iOS and Android, allowing messages, photos, and videos to be marked to disappear after seven days (via TechCrunch).

Users can use the feature for direct messages, and it can be enabled in groups by members with administrator privileges. The seven-day limit exists regardless of whether the recipient reads the message or not, with the timer starting from when the message is sent.

Facebook also hinted at potentially offering a wider range of time limits in the future:

"We will keep an eye on feedback about how people are using it and liking it and see if it needs adjusting in the future," a spokesperson for Facebook said. "For now we are starting with seven days, because it feels like a nice balance between the utility you need for global text...

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05:30
The best digital gifts to send your friends and...

There will probably always be at least a little stigma around giving a gift card or a “digital” gift, but there doesn’t have to be. For gadget-lovers who seemingly have everything, gift cards might help them get even more out of the stuff they alread...

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05:30
Rumor Claims Apple has ordered 2.5 Million MacBooks...

According to a new report this morning, Apple is reportedly asking suppliers to produce 2.5 million Apple Silicon based MacBooks as they look to...

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05:30
Apple expecting big sales of its first ‘Apple...

Apple will almost certainly announce its first “Apple Silicon” Macs at next Tuesday’s “One More Thing” (virtual) event. The Cupertino, California-based company is expected to debut new MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros with the technology. 

Apparently, Apple expects big sales for the devices. The Nikkei Asian Review claims there’s an initial production order for 2.5 million Apple Silicon laptops. It’s It’s expected to be followed by an order for unspecified other MacBook designs that are believed to be due in the second quarter of 2021.

The Sellers Research Group (that’s me) has predicted that the first Apple Silicon Mac would be a revival of the 12-inch MacBook. However, recent rumors say the line-up will include a 13-inch MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and 16-inch MacBook Pro with the same design as...

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05:19
Rumor: chip shortage may impact Apple’s ability to...

Apple is facing a shortage of chips that manage power consumption in iPhones and other devices, which may impact its ability to meet holiday demand for the iPhone 12, according to Bloomberg, quoting unnamed “people with knowledge of the matter.”

Increasing demand for silicon across a range of products and supply-chain disruptions from Covid-19 are the main causes of the shortage, according to the people, per those folks. However, Bloomberg notes that despite the shortfall, suppliers are likely to the iPhone 12 “over other customers lining up for scarce parts, said the people.”

Still, the Nikkei Asian Report says that Apple has ordered more than 20 million of the...

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05:00
The Mac Pro Tower Architecture is revealed in a new...

Patently Apple has covered several patents covering Apple's Mac Pro desktop starting with one emphasizing its tubular design, with another covering a straight design patent, and yet another covering their Pro Display XDR stand mounting system and Mac Pro Rack Mount. Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to the Mac Pro's tower architecture focused on an air-flow, air-moving system

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05:00
How to use the Wi-Fi button in the iOS Control...

The Control Center’s networking pane can help you deal with a weak Wi-Fi network connection by taking advantage of its temporary and “soft” nature. You may have a place inside your house or outside where your iPhone or iPad claims it can still connect to your Wi-Fi network, but in practice throughput is low or the connection stalls entirely. This might also happen if you join an overloaded public network, or simply want to use a 20 to 50 Mbps 4G LTE connection that’s available, when the local Wi-Fi is much slower.

In Settings > Wi-Fi, you have the option to turn Wi-Fi off, which effectively disables the Wi-Fi radio. But swipe to reveal Control Center and then tap Wi-Fi, and the button’s blue background color in the Wi-Fi button’s circle switches to white: it’s not off, but in a temporary disconnection mode that affects only its settings for the network it was just using. (The button is white on dark gray when the Wi-Fi switch in Settings is set to off,...

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04:58
WhatsApp disappearing messages now rolling out on...

WhatsApp disappearing messages are now rolling out on both iPhone and Android, allowing users to specify that their message should automatically vanish after a set time has elapsed …

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04:48
Apple may bring HomePod-style environment sensing to...

Future MacBook Pro designs may leverage HomePod technology to sense the wearer's environment and adjust playback to enhance audio.Future MacBook Pro designs may leverage HomePod-style audio technologyWhen you setup or move a HomePod, it automatically scans the room it's in, looking for certain things. The most obvious thing is a second HomePod, and the two will then act in concert. However, it's also adjusting its audio output depending on the size of the room, the proximity of a wall, and so on.

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04:44
Volvo's first heavy-duty electric trucks will...

Volvo announced that it will be among the first manufacturers to start selling heavy-duty electric trucks in 2021, with volume production beginning in 2022. The 44 tonne (48 ton) trucks would have a range of up to 300 km (186 miles), depending on the...

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04:28
Google Chrome 86.0.4240.183 - Modern and fast Web...

Google Chrome is a Web browser by Google, created to be a modern platform for Web pages and applications. It utilizes very fast loading of Web pages and has a V8 engine, which is a custom built JavaScript engine. Because Google has used parts from Apple's Safari and Mozilla's Firefox browsers, they made the project open source.

Google Chrome for Mac is widely popular because it offers Google-specific features on your Mac.

Download Google Chrome on your Mac to get a multi-functional web browser that’s easy to use and customize, no matter your skill level.

Google Chrome is preferred by two-thirds of browser users across platforms, securing that position by serving as a major platform of compatibility for web apps, and should not be confused for Chrome OS which is an operating system.

Licensed as proprietary freeware, Chrome uses the Apple WebKit rendering engine for iOS versions.

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04:24
Production orders for Apple Silicon MacBooks suggest...

Production orders placed by Apple for Apple Silicon MacBooks with its suppliers suggest that the company is expecting high demand for its first Intel-free models.

Initial orders are said to be equivalent to almost a full fifth of total MacBook sales last year …

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04:21
The Morning After: Sony's $3,500 A7S III camera...

If you’re wondering “how is it already November?” but also, “how is it only November?,” you’re not alone. 2020 has felt never-ending while simultaneously vanishing in a flash. It’s safe to say we’re all a little tired (exhausted, even) and because of...

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04:12
Dropbox 109.4.517 - Cloud backup and synchronization...

Dropbox for Mac is a file hosting service that provides cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud, and client software. It is a modern workspace that allows you to get to all of your files, manage, and share them with anyone, from anywhere.

Features:

  • Dropbox app for Mac automatically backs up all photos and videos in your camera roll.
  • Get access to files in your account, no matter whether you are online or offline.
  • Download Dropbox for Mac to easily share big files. You need only to copy and paste an invite link and send it to anyone who you want to get access to your files, even if this person doesn't have a Dropbox account.
  • With Dropbox on Mac, you can scan documents and convert receipts, documents, whiteboards, and notes into a PDF format.



Version 109.4.517:

  • Many improvements and fixes



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04:09
EtreCheck Pro 6.3.4 - 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 6.3.4:

  • Add instructions on how to post your EtreCheck report on the internet;
  • Fix incorrect vintage status on some 2015 computers; and
  • Other bug fixes and improvements.



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04:04
Apple Continues to Refine a Possible Future iPhone...

Patently Apple posted a report way back in December 2013 titled "Killer Patent: Apple Reveals Sapphire Flexible Transparent Display Devices Created with Liquid-Metal." Apple has updated their patented concept several times and today a new continuation patent reveals the concept is moving forward as their Chinese competitor has released a limited edition of such a concept.

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04:01
iPhone 12 Said to be Facing Severe Shortage of Power...

Apple is facing a severe shortage of vital power management chips for the iPhone 12, as well as other devices, according to Bloomberg.

Bloomberg notes that power management is particularly important for the ‌iPhone 12‌ due to its additional camera features and 5G capabilities. Apple has multiple power management chip suppliers, as revealed by a recent teardown from iFixit.

The iPhone 12 Pro uses a power management chip for the camera system from Texas Instruments, and an equivalent chip from STMicroelectronics and Qualcomm for the 5G...

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04:00
Apple’s ‘One more thing’ event: What will happen on...

Apple is having an event on Tuesday, November 10. What is Apple up to? And Jason Cross has his review of the new iPad Air. That’s all in this episode of the Macworld Podcast.

This is episode 720 with Jason Cross, Michael Simon, and Roman Loyola.

Listen to episode 720

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03:53
iPhone 12 Pro orders slip into December due to...

iPhone 12 Pro orders are now slipping into late November and early December. Apple was reportedly taken by surprise by demand levels for the more expensive of the two models which went on sale last month.

One reason for the extended production times is said to be shortages of one or two specific components in the Pro models …

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03:38
Apple orders over 20 million older iPhones to combat...

As new component shortages add to previous coronavirus-related production delays for the 5G iPhone 12 range, Apple has ordered more than 20 million of the iPhone 11, iPhone SE, and iPhone XR — but not the iPhone 11 Pro or iPhone 11 Pro Max.Apple's iPhone 11Backing up recent reports of component shortages, a new supply chain rumor claims that Apple is turning to its older iPhone models.

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03:32
‘MacVoices’ panel looks at productivity tools and...

On the new episode of MacVoices featured guest Mike Schmitz, host Chuck Joiner, and the panel of Jeff Gamet, David Ginsburg, Frank Patrie, Kelly Guimont and Brittany Smith (Part 2 of 2) continue the discussion of productivity systems, why analog systems are so popular with the group, how the iPad sometimes fits, sometimes doesn’t. They also discuss why moving data between systems should be avoided and why computers can misdirect our efforts, 

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

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Apple Reportedly Using iPad Parts in the iPhone 12...

Amid long waiting times for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro around the world, Apple has reportedly placed large orders for older iPhone models and is reallocating iPad parts to make up for shortages, according to Nikkei Asia Review.

Demand for ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ in particular has been higher than expected, and the issue has reportedly been compounded by supply constraints for specific parts such as power chips and LiDAR components.

Apple is said to be reallocating components from ‌iPad‌ models to the ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ in an...

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03:15
Apple Pay to come to Bank of Israel by the end of...

This should come in handy.

Apple has signed an agreement bringing Apple Pay to Isracard, one of Israel’s leading credit card companies by the end of the year.

The agreement allows Apple for four years to use Isracard’s services via Apple’s digital payment method.

Apple has been in negotiations with financial institutions in the Middle East to bring ‌Apple Pay‌ to Israel since February. Apple routinely takes commission from national banking institutions in return for access to ‌‌Apple Pay‌, and it appears that Isracard is the first credit card company in the country to formulate an agreement with Apple.

A number of Israeli businesses have already adopted the Europay, MasterCard, and Visa (EMV) standard for mobile devices. These allow customer account credentials to be loaded directly onto NFC-enabled smartphones and used in contactless transactions. 

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03:15
This is how mind-blowingly fast 5G on the iPhone 12...

If you’ve seen an ad for Apple’s new iPhone 12, you’ve probably heard that it supports 5G. The next-generation wireless networks promise incredibly fast downloads and uploads wherever you are, and if you subscribe to the right plan and live in the right place you’ll be able to enjoy it on any of the four major carriers.

But even if you opt for a pricey unlimited plan that includes 5G, the speeds you get might not be all you hoped for. That’s because there are two different kinds of 5G: sub-6GHz or “nationwide” 5G, and millimeter-wave or Ultra-Wideband 5G. In short: nationwide 5G is a little faster than LTE and Ultra-WideBand is ridiculously fast.

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03:00
Spotify streaming feature begins to appear on Apple...

As of September, Spotify had begun testing streaming support for its Apple Watch app. It appears this feature is landing now, and through a server-side update, you can now stream Spotify to the Apple Watch.

A number of users have shared that they’re seeing the feature show up on their wearable devices.

The testers report that they can use the Apple Watch app of the streaming service autonomously without an iPhone to stream music and podcasts over the cellular network or WiFi. This significantly enhances the Spotify app. Over the weekend, Spotify has apparently started to make the feature available to a larger group of its users.

There also appears to be a recently played section in addition to being able to access your library when using streaming on the Apple Watch. While the search feature appears to be missing, you can use Siri to access specific songs, artists, albums, etc.

If you’ve seen the streaming feature appear on your Apple Watch app,...

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Bose QC 35 II noise-cancelling headphone review: A...

Bose is offering great prices on these ANC cans this time of year, and you can have them customized for just a little extra cash.

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02:50
Apple's new iPad Air returns to an all-time low...

If you missed Apple’s pre-order promotional deal for the 2020 iPad Air on Amazon, now’s your chance to grab the tablet for the same discounted price. The tech giant’s redesigned iPad Air is now available on the e-commerce website for $559, $40 lower...

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02:43
Apple reportedly orders 2.5 million Apple Silicon...

Supply chain sources claim that Apple has ordered 2.5 million of its first Apple Silicon MacBook, or MacBook Pro models, to be produced by early 2021.The MacBook Air may be one of the first Apple Silicon MacsAhead of Apple's November 10 event where it is expected to unveil the first Apple Silicon Macs, supply chain sources claim that orders for 2.5 million MacBooks have been placed with component manufacturers.

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02:20
Alleged Images of AirPods 3 With 'Pro'...

Leaker known as "DuanRui" has today shared images from Chinese site 52audio of what appears to be redesigned third-generation AirPods.

According to translated text that accompanied the images, the first image supposedly depicts a single "earphone shell" and the "charging cockpit shell." The earbud itself seems to be completely redesigned compared to the first and second-generation ‌AirPods‌, with a larger, rounder shape.

An x-ray of the alleged third-generation ‌AirPods‌ next to an x-ray of the AirPods Pro highlights the potential internal differences between the two models.

The third-generation ‌AirPods‌ are described as "a scaled-down version of ‌AirPods Pro‌," with the "internal structure of the headset and charging box" being "basically...

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02:01
Apple is Reportedly Experiencing Supply Constraints...

It's being reported this morning that Apple is grappling with a shortage of vital chips

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01:40
Apple's French and UK stores switch to Express...

With lockdowns starting today in the UK and last week in France, Apple Stores in those countries are switching gears. Starting tomorrow (November 6th) in the UK, Apple will switch stores over to Storefront service, offering “click-and-collect” pickup...

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01:26
Nikkei: Apple Aiming to Produce 2.5 Million Apple...

Apple is intending to produce 2.5 million MacBooks with Apple Silicon processors by February 2021, according to a new report by Nikkei Asian Review.

The initial production orders for the first MacBooks with ‌Apple Silicon‌ are reportedly equivalent to almost 20 percent of all 12.6 million MacBook shipments in 2019.

Nikkei Asia's sources stated that the ‌Apple Silicon‌ chips within the new MacBooks will be manufactured by TSMC using a five-nanometer fabrication process. This appears to corroborate other rumors that ‌Apple Silicon‌ chips for the Mac will be variants of the A14 chip from the iPad Air and...

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20:59
Adobe Creative Cloud 5.3.5.13 - Access Adobe apps...

Adobe Creative Cloud costs $20.99/month for a single app, or $52.99/month for the entire suite.

Introducing Adobe Creative Cloud desktop applications, including Adobe Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC. They're the next generation of CS tools. Get hundreds of all-new features. Keep your entire creative world in sync: files, feedback from team members, fonts, settings, and updates. And, as always, your applications live on your desktop, not in a browser and not in the cloud.

With Creative Cloud, your entire creative world is synced and organized for you across multiple devices. Track comments posted to shared files, keep tabs on your work and your followers on Behance, respond to invitations to join a project folder, manage your fonts, download the latest product updates, and more.

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20:59
WhatsApp 2.2043.22 - Desktop client for WhatsApp...

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



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20:17
Supposed 'AirPods 3' parts photo reveals...

A photo depicting supposedly leaked parts for Apple's rumored "AirPods 3" surfaced online this week, showing what appears to be a complete redesign of the classic headphone shape.Source: 52AudioAccording to information provided by Chinese language blog 52Audio, as spotted by Japanese Apple blog Mac Otakara, the rumored third-generation AirPods model bears more than a passing resemblance to AirPods Pro.

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19:26
Apple reportedly faces shortage of power management...

Apple is struggling to obtain steady supply of key power management chips for iPhone and other devices, with the shortfall arriving ahead of the lucrative holiday shopping season.Source: iFixitCiting sources familiar with the matter, Bloomberg reports the shortage is in large part caused by trade restrictions and supply chain disruptions stemming from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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18:52
Alleged photo of AirPods 3 parts shows AirPods Pro-...

As rumors of third generation AirPods have recently surfaced on the web, we now have more evidence that Apple is working on updated models for its popular wireless earphones. 52audio has now shared an image with what they claim to be parts of the new “AirPods 3,” which has an extremely similar design to AirPods Pro.

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17:50
DJI launches Mini 2 with 4K video, RAW photos,...

Drone maker DJI on Wednesday unveiled the Mini 2, a lightweight flying camera platform with major upgrades including 4K video support and improved flight capabilities.Weighing in at less than 249 grams, Mini 2 packs in an impressive array of technologically advanced features. Imaging quality is taken to new heights with a 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor capable of capturing 4K footage at 30 frames per second, as well as 12 megapixel still images with RAW support.A three-axis motorized gimbal ensures solid stabilization.

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16:47
Nikon releases new software that lets you use your...

As the COVID-19 pandemic goes on with an increasing demand for video conferences, camera makers have been enabling these devices to function as webcams. Now, Nikon has introduced a new software that turns its DSLR or mirrorless cameras into a webcam for Mac and Windows PCs.

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16:38
Qualcomm reports 'milestone quarter' as 5G...

Apple modem supplier Qualcomm rode the 5G wave to a Wall Street beat for its fourth fiscal quarter of 2020, and expects momentum to build heading into the December period.Qualcomm X55 modem.Qualcomm reported revenue of $6.5 billion for the quarter ending in September, with net income up 76% year-over-year. That figure easily beat analyst consensus of $5.93 billion, reports CNBC.

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15:45
Apple's iPhone marketing manager talks 5G on...

Francesca Sweet, iPhone product marketing manager at Apple, in a recent interview discussed the various flavors of 5G connectivity and how they relate to the company's new iPhone 12 flagship.Speaking with Justine Ezarik of YouTube channel iJustine, Sweet briefly explained iPhone 12's compatibility with sub-6GHz and mmWave bands, noting customers should see across-the-board speed increases from LTE."On the mmWave, on the high-frequency version of 5G, we're seeing speeds that are up to 25 times faster than on LTE, so [you're] certainly able to do some really incredible things" Sweet said. "Similarly, even on sub-6, we're seeing speeds that are up to two times faster than LTE."

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15:15
'NBA2K21' goes full MMO with next-gen The...

Between photo-realistic graphics and a new WNBA mode, basketball fans have a lot to look forward to when it comes to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of NBA 2K21. And you can add The City, an expanded online hub world, to the list of ne...

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14:57
Qualcomm Sees Strong Q4 Earnings Thanks to 5G iPhone...

Qualcomm earned $8.3 billion in revenue in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to the company's earnings report that was shared today. That's up 73 percent from the fourth quarter of 2019, with Qualcomm's strong performance due in part to the 5G chips used in the iPhone 12 and other smartphones on the market.

As reported by The Wall Street Journal, Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf said that some of the Q4 earnings report reflected iPhone sales, but earnings will be more substantial in the next quarter. "Our investments in 5G are coming to fruition and showing benefits in our licensing and product businesses," said Mollenkopf.

Qualcomm also received a one-time payment of $1.8 billion from Huawei, but even without that revenue, Qualcomm's sales were up 35 percent year over year.

Apple and Qualcomm...

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14:52
Apple Stores in England will offer click-and-collect...

Apple will offer Storefront service at its retail stores in England starting this Friday. The temporary pickup format will allow Apple to remain open and continue serving customers in a limited capacity during the launch of the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max, even as England enters a new national lockdown.

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14:40
iJustine is joined by Francesca Sweet from Apple to...

Justine Ezarik, otherwise known as iJustine, was recently joined via video by Apple’s product line manager for the iPhone, Francesca Sweet. Francesca and iJustine discussed 5G — arguably the most significant selling point for the iPhone 12 line.

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14:36
How social media platforms are handling the 2020...

Election night ended the way many experts predicted it might: with several races too close to call and President Donald Trump claiming victory anyway. For social media platforms, Election Day was also their chance to prove that tightening their polic...

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14:09
Qualcomm reports strong revenue in Q4 2020 and...

Qualcomm today reported its earnings for the fourth quarter of 2020, which drove the company’s stock price higher tonight. This comes after the company introduced its 5G modems on several smartphones recently, including the iPhone 12 lineup.

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13:33
Apple wins a Patent detailing the advancement of...

Yesterday the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a granted patent from Apple titled "Grating-based spatial mode filter for laser scanning" that may shed some light on how Apple improved the iPhone 12 Pro's LiDAR scanner.

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13:19
This Chrome plugin brings Google's old icons...

If you’re not a fan of Google’s new icons, we have some good news. A new Chrome extension — spotted by Gizmodo, among others — lets you restore the tab icons for Gmail, Calendar, Meet and other Google services to their former glory. You can thank pro...

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13:02
The Daring Fireball Election Desk Is Calling It:...

Bit tighter than polls suggested, to say the least, but the Biden campaign had their eyes focused on the states that truly mattered and it looks like they’re going to win them. Now that Wisconsin is in Biden’s column, as I type this, the Electoral College score is 237-214 for Biden, with 270 needed to win.

Among the states that haven’t yet been called:

  • Arizona (11 EV) is in the bag for Biden. Take it to the bank. The AP and Fox News both called it for Biden last night, and neither have rescinded their calls. The AP, I believe, has never been wrong. Fox News’s on-air talent are a bunch of partisan hacks but their polling desk is legit. That gets Biden to 248.
  • Nevada (6 EV...
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13:00
Deals: AirPods With Wired Charging Case Drop to New...

Amazon today introduced a new all-time-low price on the AirPods with Wired Charging Case, which are available for $99.00, down from $159.00. Previous sales have seen this version of the AirPods discounted to around $130, so this is definitely a solid deal for early holiday shoppers.

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

These AirPods include the traditional wired Charging Case that charges via Lightning. If you want to add wireless charging to the AirPods, you'll have to purchase the separate Wireless Charging Case, on sale now for $69.00 on Amazon.

$60...

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12:31
iPhone 12 Pro Beats Samsung Note 20 Ultra in App...

Apple's iPhone 12 Pro has successfully outperformed the Samsung Note 20 Ultra in a real world app speed test conducted by PhoneBuff, with the A14 chip and 6GB RAM winning out over the Snapdragon 856 chip and 12GB RAM in Samsung's smartphone.

The performance test measured how long it took each phone to open a series of apps. Each smartphone opened the same series of apps, including Facebook, the camera app, Microsoft apps, Adobe Rush, games, and more.

The ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ pulled well ahead in the portion of the test that included rendering video in Adobe Rush, and kept up the lead through launching several games. Apple's ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ finished the first "lap" of opening apps up in a minute and 41 seconds, while it took the Note 20 Ultra one minute and 55 seconds to complete the same tasks.

During the second lap, which measures how well the smartphones are able to keep apps running in the background...

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