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Monday May 11

04:54
Survey of those working from home reveal a ‘new...

Metova — a provider of mobile, web, connected home and car, and IoT (Internet of Things) solutions — has announced the results of their April 2020 technology survey revealing the sentiment of over 1000 consumers who are new to working from home due to COVID-19 on topics including technology, productivity, and security. 

Notably, the survey found 48% say they are more productive working from home, 57% would prefer to work from home in the future and 68% have other workers or students also working in their household. Other survey findings include 31% think working from home is less secure than working in the office and 18% say their employer does not have clear security and password guidelines and procedures for working from home. In addition, 76% use video conferencing as part of their daily work while 53% have experienced glitches, or dropped audio during video conferences. 

“We’re seeing a significant split among those who are new to...

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04:50
Deals: Woot Discounts Refurbished iPhone 8 and 8...

Woot's newest refurbished sale is focusing on the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus today, offering sale prices from $199.99 for the 64GB iPhone 8. The 256GB iPhone 8 is also available, priced at $229.99.

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

For the iPhone 8 Plus, prices start at $299.99 for the 64GB smartphone and rise to $349.99 for the 256GB model....

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04:46
Major Thunderbolt security flaws found, affect Macs...

No fewer than seven serious Thunderbolt security flaws have been discovered, affecting machines with both standalone Thunderbolt ports and the Thunderbolt-compatible USB-C ports used on modern Macs.

The flaws allow an attacker to access data even when the machine is locked, and even when the drive is encrypted …

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04:42
Four TidBITS 30th Anniversary Podcasts

A number of podcasts helped us celebrate the 30th anniversary of TidBITS by inviting publisher Adam Engst on as a guest, and the resulting conversations are well worth listening to if you enjoy reminiscing about the early days of the Macintosh world.

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04:30
The Morning After: 'Animal Crossing' meets...

Animal Crossing on the Switch is a lot of things to a lot of people. Now, it’s apparently a catwalk. It seems Nintendo’s game is crushing it in this time of lockdown and having nowhere to go. Now, fashion houses are noticing. Designers like Marc Jaco...

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04:16
India has held several High-Level meetings with...

Several meetings between Apple’s senior executives and top ranking government officials over the last few months have paved the way for the iPhone maker examining the possibility of shifting production capacity out of China to India

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04:13
Apple Reportedly Seeking to Move Significantly More...

In a bid to reduce its reliance on China as a base for operations, Apple could be planning to produce up to $40 billion worth of smartphones in India through contract manufacturers Wistron and Foxconn, reports The Indian Economic Times.

Several meetings between Apple's senior executives and top ranking government officials over the last few months have paved the way for the iPhone maker examining the possibility of shifting nearly a fifth of its production capacity from China to India and scaling up its local manufacturing revenues, through its contract manufacturers, to around $40 billion over the next five years, say officials familiar with the matter.A senior government official told ET the decision is being linked to India's production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme,...

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04:12
The UK finally welcomes e-scooters

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has prompted governments around the world to reassess their ideas of “business as usual.” In the UK, for example, transport secretary Grant Shapps has recently unveiled a £2 billion package to support “active travel”...

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04:00
Apple granted patent for ‘head-mounted device with...

Apple has been granted another patent (number 10,642,049) that hints at the rumored "Apple Glasses.” This one is dubbed “head-mounted device with active optical foveation.”

Such a device will arrive this year, next year, 2021, or 2022, depending on which rumor you believe. It may or may not have to be tethered to an iPhone to work. Other rumors say that Apple Glasses could have a custom-build Apple chip and a dedicated operating system dubbed “rOS” for “reality operating system.”

In the newly granted patent, Apple says that often when high-resolution images are being displayed on an electronic device screen for a viewer, it may be “burdensome” to display images at full resolution across an entire display. Apple's idea is for foveation techniques that involve displaying only critical portions of an image at full resolution and can help reduce the burdens on a display system.

Also, in some cases, images of the environment of...

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04:00
Apple files for ‘routing based on detected stops’...

Apple wants its Maps app on the iPhone and Apple Watch to do a better job at estimating times between stops on a trip. The company has filed for a patent (number 20200141752) for “routing based on detected stops.”

In the patent filing, Apple notes that modern mobile devices often include navigational hardware and software to aid users when traveling from one location to another. A user can input a destination and the mobile device can present one or more routes from a start location to a destination location. Often route information will include the distance from the start location to the destination location.

Sometimes the route information will include an estimate of the amount of time that it will take to travel from the current location to the destination location based on distance and speed. The user may select which route to take based on the distance or estimated time. However, the estimated time may be inaccurate due to traffic...

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04:00
13-inch MacBook Pro (mid 2020) review: $1799 model...

We hoped that when the 16-inch MacBook Pro was released, an upgrade to the 13-inch MacBook Pro would shortly follow. But it didn’t. Then Apple upgraded the MacBook Air, and then we thought that surely a new 13-inch MacBook Pro was imminent.

Over a month after the MacBook Air update, the much-anticipated new 13-inch MacBook Pro finally dropped. The new models feature new CPUs, faster RAM, and new GPUs to boost its speed, and the new Magic Keyboard will bring back customers who decided to stay away from the version of the laptop with a butterfly keyboard.

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03:41
Cross-Platform Newton Mail Service to Continue Life...

Newton Mail is continuing to operate beyond its original closure date after the service was bought by new owners (via The Verge).

Newton was originally set to shut down on April 30, following previous owner Essential's decision to cease all operations earlier this year. Essential originally came in possession of the mail app through its acquisition of the CloudMagic team in 2019.

The new owners are software designers Maitrik Kataria and Justin Mitchell, who concede in a Medium post that they're not a "well-funded VC backed company" but are simply big fans of Newton Mail.

Like many of you, we were gutted to learn that Newton was...

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03:34
Apple starts selling HomePod in India for less than...




Months after it was officially made available in India, Apple is now promoting the HomePod and directing users to local resellers where, unusually, the device is sold for below the regular US pricing.

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03:15
Do you use Wi-Fi Calling? Here's how to check...

The Wi-Fi Calling option for iPhones is an excellent tool to improve call quality by routing your cellular call over a Wi-Fi network instead of over a mobile one. While mobile networks can be more robust than Wi-Fi plus broadband, many of us place calls inside homes and buildings, or leave in some parts of the country or parts of a municipality with marginal coverage.

However, the option is a combination of elements in iOS and a carrier’s network that have to interlink to work. As a result, you may have Wi-Fi Calling enabled in Settings > Cellular > Wi-Fi Calling and, yet, calls aren’t being made over Wi-Fi.

Readers have described this scenario: They’re near a Wi-Fi access point in their home. They have high-speed broadband service. Cellular calls are terrible in their area. They check the Wi-Fi Calling setting, and it’s enabled. When they place a call, however, it stutters or drops out.

...

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03:00
Sony X800H 4K UHD TV review: This 65-inch TV has a...

Sony's X800H offers a good image with outstanding motion compensation, though the lack of local dimming means weak blacks. But the overall experience is top-notch thanks to some sweet interface tweaks and a redesigned remote.

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03:00
Best TVs: Our top picks, plus plain-language...

There are plenty of great smart TVs. Our guide cuts through the alphabet soup to tell everything you need to know to buy the one that's right for you.

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03:00
Apple faces class action lawsuit regarding 2016...

If you’re irate about technical difficulties with your 2016 MacBook Pro notebook, there could be some justice down the line.

Apple is on the receiving end of a nationwide, class action lawsuit over a defect in the 2016 MacBook Pro notebooks. The suit, nicknamed “Flexgate,” is represented by Mahan Taleshpour et al. v. Apple, Inc., United States District Court Northern District of California, Case No. Case 5:20-cv-03122-VKD. 

The suit, which has been filed in the Northern District of California, claims that Apple knew about the defect in the MacBooks and concealed it from customers. The defect involves a thin, flexible cable that rubbed against internal hardware components every time these models are opened and closed.

Per the complaint, Apple apparently sold customers an extended warranty plan that only covered part of the repair cost, the repair program allegedly failing to fix a large number of these MacBooks. Lead plaintiff Mahan Taleshpour, who purchased a...

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02:56
What to Expect for iPhone 12 Models Featuring a 120...

Multiple rumors are converging upon the possibility that at least two models in Apple's upcoming iPhone 12 lineup will feature faster 120 Hz displays.

The rumors reach back to July 2019, when Notable Samsung leaker "Ice Universe" first suggested that 2020 iPhones could feature faster displays made by Samsung and LG that would allow for a smoother on-screen experience.

Also last year, DigiTimes linked the then-nascent era of 5G with the wide adoption of higher refresh rate smartphone displays. The Taiwan industry publication based its prediction on the penetration rate of over-120Hz panels in the gaming notebook segment, which was prompting panel makers to step into the sector and develop...

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02:41
Adobe InDesign 15.0.3 - Professional print and...

InDesign is available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud for as little as $20.99/month (or $9.99/month if you're a previous InDesign customer).

Adobe InDesign is part of Creative Cloud. That means you have access to all the latest updates and future releases the moment they're available. Sharpen your skills and master new tools with a rich and growing library of training videos. And Creative Cloud is integrated with Behance, so you can share your projects and get immediate feedback from creatives around the world.



Version 15.0.3:
Stability:

  • InDesign crashes when you use long string in Text variables.
  • InDesign crashes in the workflows involving progress bar.
  • InDesign crashes while exporting the document as PDF.
  • InDesign crashes on using Adjust Layout, if the document has an...
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02:36
Report: White House talking with Apple chip maker...

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the administration is discussing with chip manufacturers including TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor) and Intel about the possibility of building fabrication plants in the United States.

TSMC manufacturers the core system-on-a-chip silicon that Apple relies on for its iOS devices (and soon Macs too). The upcoming A14 chip that will debut in the iPhone 12 will be built on a 5 nanometer process. This manufacturing currently happens in China, but the US government is campaigning these companies to start domestic chip production.

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00:58
Thunderbolt flaw lets hackers steal your data in...

Attackers can steal data from Thunderbolt-equipped PCs or Linux computers, even if the computer is locked and the data encrypted, according to security researcher Björn Ruytenberg (via Wired). Using a relatively simple technique called “Thunderspy,”...

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00:04
HYPER Introduces Updated HyperDrive DUO 7-in-2 USB-C...

USB-C hubs that attach directly to Apple's notebooks have become quite commonplace in recent years, but Sanho Corporation's HYPER brand is today releasing an updated version of its HyperDrive Duo hub that includes a couple of new twists.

As with most USB-C hubs, the new HyperDrive DUO includes an array of expansion ports for your Mac, including an HDMI port, a pair of USB-C ports (one capable of Thunderbolt 3 with 100W power delivery), a pair of USB-A ports, and slots for both SD and microSD cards. New in this updated Mac version of the HyperDrive hub is support for 4K 60Hz HDMI.

Another new feature of the new HyperDrive DUO is that it comes with a new removable magnetic grip that is inserted between the hub and the notebook that increases the sturdiness of...

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00:01
How to use Apple Maps mobility trends data

Whether you’d like to use the Apple Maps mobility trends data for professional use during the pandemic or are just curious on a personal level how movement in different cities around the world has changed, read on for how to use the Apple Maps mobility trends.

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Sunday May 10

23:30
Qualcomm's latest mobile gaming chip packs...

Qualcomm isn’t wasting any time following up last year’s Snapdragon 765G gaming chip with a more powerful model. It’s unveiling the Snapdragon 768G, a follow-up that appears to address what many gamers want the most: raw performance. The 2.8GHz Kryo...

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22:37
Microsoft Word and PowerPoint for iPad Now Support...

Microsoft today released updates to its suite of Office apps for iPad, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Notably, Word and PowerPoint for ‌iPad‌ now support Split View, which allows you to open two documents simultaneously side-by-side.

Split View can be accessed by touching and holding on a document in any file view and then dragging it to the left or right side of the screen. To exit Split View, grab the slider in the middle of the screen and drag it to either the left or right to close one of the documents and take the remaining one full-screen.

Microsoft is also said to be working to implement full support for the new trackpad controls introduced in iPadOS 13.4, but these are not yet available. Basic trackpad functionality is present, but Microsoft...

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21:43
HomePod Now Available for Sale in India

After announcing back in late January that the HomePod would be coming soon to India, the company today began sending out emails to customers letting them know that the Siri-powered smart speaker is now available.

Apple's HomePod page in India now has a "Buy" button, although with the company not yet operating its own online storefront in the country, the button redirects to a search tool for local and online resellers. We're not yet seeing ‌HomePod‌ stock at major retail partners Amazon.in, Flipkart, and Paytm, but presumably listings should be popping up shortly.

‌HomePod‌ is priced at ₹19,900 in India, which is equivalent to about $263 in the United States. That is roughly 10 percent below the normal $299 price in Apple's home country, although we have been seeing some...

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21:06
24-Hour Deal Zone: Apple's 13" MacBook Pro...




Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro (Mid 2019) is on sale today only, with a $400 markdown during B&H Photo's Deal Zone event.

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19:01
Synthspace recreates the physical presence of a...

There’s a certain visceral thrill to plugging in patch cords and twiddling knobs on a modular synth, but it’s not always practical when even the more affordable synths can cost hundreds of dollars. Bright Light might have a simple solution: recreate...

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16:36
Top fashion houses are showing their latest styles...

Real-world fashion shows (and in some cases, fashion in general) aren’t options during a pandemic, so how do labels get the word out? In 2020, they flock to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. As Elle and Kotaku have noticed, designers like Marc Jacobs, S...

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16:30
COVID-19: Which Apple Stores have reopened?

On March 13, Apple closed all of its retail stores outside of Greater China in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. As some regions around the world begin to flatten their curves and ease shelter in place orders, Apple is beginning to reopen its stores with additional safety procedures and a new social distancing protocol.

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16:30
COVID-19: Which Apple Stores have reopened?

On March 13, Apple closed all of its retail stores outside of Greater China in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. As some regions around the world begin to flatten their curves and ease shelter in place orders, Apple is beginning to reopen its stores with additional safety procedures and a new social distancing protocol.

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15:12
With Diplomatic Tensions rising between the U.S. and...

Intel Corp is in discussions with the United States Department of Defense over improving domestic sources for microelectronics and related technology. TSMC is another source that the U.S. is urging to open a plant in the U.S. for security reasons.

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14:42
Review: Plugable Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C Docking...




Plugable's new Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C docking station aims to keep your workspace tidy while helping you expand your monitor setup.

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14:21
Apple wins 12 Animoji Character Design Patents...

On Friday the Hong Kong Patent Office granted Apple 12 design patents that translates to 45 characters in distinct sets for Octopus, Mouse and Cow.

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13:52
How to fix greyed-out apps on the Apple TV




It's not the most annoying bug on Apple devices, because it doesn't actually stop you doing anything. Yet, sometimes one, two or almost all of the apps on your Apple TV turn grey and can't be selected for no apparent reason. Here's why it happens, and how to fix it.

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13:39
Microsoft now protects Office 365 users against...

Microsoft might just save you the next time a less-than-attentive coworker starts a “reply all” email storm. It’s now rolling out (via ZDNet) an Exchange feature that protects Office 365 users worldwide against those barrages of unwanted messages. It...

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13:31
White House urges TSMC, Intel to grow US-based chip...




The White House is in talks with major chip producers Intel and TSMC, in an attempt to try and get more processor production to take place within the United States, a move that could eventually lead to some of Apple's A-series chips being made within the country.

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12:48
iPhone 12 Pro Rumored to Feature 120Hz ProMotion...

iPhone 12 Pro may contain a 120Hz ProMotion Display, a 3x rear camera zoom, and improved Face ID, according to unreliable leaker Max Weinbach, who shared his information with YouTube channel EverythingApplePro.

Weinbach suggests that iPhone 12 Pro, rumored to come in 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch sizes, will feature a high refresh-rate 120Hz ProMotion display, as currently seen on iPad Pro. The new flagship iPhone's display is said to dynamically switch between 60Hz and 120Hz as required to preserve battery life.

To accommodate the increased power consumption of a high-refresh rate display and 5G cellular connectivity, iPhone 12 Pro may contain a larger internal battery. Weinbach specifically suggests that the largest rumored iPhone, the 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max, will feature a battery capacity of 4400mAh. This would be a substantial increase over the 3969mAh of Apple's...

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12:37
Review: the iPhone 9

I’ve always been a big fan of Moltz’s particular brand of silliness.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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12:23
Senators ask Comcast to open all its WiFi hotspots...

Comcast’s offer of free Xfinity WiFi during the COVID-19 pandemic doesn’t go far enough for some in Congress. Senators Cory Booker, Kamala Harris and Ron Wyden have sent a letter (via Gizmodo) to Comcast urging it to open all its WiFi hotspots to stu...

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11:59
∞ “Ms. Monopoly”

I apologize unreservedly for my part in making the “fake” video seen.

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11:10
The next iPhone may boast a 120Hz display and better...

The next batch of iPhones may include more standout features than a cosmetic redesign, 5G and LiDAR. EverythingApplePro and the historically accurate leaker Max Weinbach have shared (via 9to5Mac) a host of purported details for the 2020 iPhone revamp...

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10:30
Deeper 2.5.6 - Enable hidden features in macOS.

Deeper is a personalization utility for macOS which allows you to enable and disable the hidden functions of the Finder, Dock, QuickTime, Safari, iTunes, login window, Spotlight, and many of Apple's applications, and more.



Version 2.5.6:

  • Some parts of the source code have been optimized
  • Some issues corrected
  • Update routine improved



  • macOS 10.15



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10:29
Maintenance 2.6.7 - System maintenance utility.

Maintenance is a system maintenance and cleaning utility. It allows you to run miscellaneous tasks of system maintenance:

  • Check the the structure of the disk
  • Repair permissions
  • Run periodic scripts
  • Reset Spotlight's index
  • Rebuild the LaunchServices database
  • Delete application, font, and system cache



Version 2.6.7:

  • Issue corrected that occurred when rebuilding the LaunchServices database
  • Issue corrected when verifying the volume from a standard user
  • Deleting the applications cache improved
  • Some parts of the source code have been optimized
  • Update routine improved



  • macOS 10.15



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10:00
Review: Serena Shades are a HomeKit dream with a...




Serena Shades by Lutron can be a pricey investment for your smart home but one we find worth it thanks to their verbose HomeKit support, easy installation, superior design, and the improvements to our quality of life.

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09:56
White House said to be in talks with Intel, TSMC for...

The Trump administration hasn’t been shy about wanting to reduce its dependence on Asia for technology, and that might soon include the processors inside PCs and phones. Wall Street Journal sources say the White House is talking to Intel and TSMC abo...

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09:25
App Recap: Edison Mail, Here Kitty!, Whisk, and...

In this week's App Recap, we've highlighted three new apps that are worth checking out. We've also compiled a list of apps that received major updates this week.

New Apps

  • Email - Edison Mail (Free) - Popular mobile app Edison Mail is now available on Mac App Store for the very first time. With its fast and simple user interface, the app touts the ability to make your email experience both fast and better organized than ever before. Some of its notable features include the ability to block email read receipts, convenient shortcuts and gestures, and a built in AI powered search. This week, Mac users gained a new primary inbox which focuses on important emails and an option to mute email notifications from selected senders.
  • Here Kitty! (Free) - Here Kitty! is a new interactive game that will children will love...
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08:30
After Math: The great indoors

We’re entering week 7 of shelter in place — or maybe it’s week 70? Getting hard to tell these days — and things are going great. My quarantine beard is now Methuselah length, my window sill garden is booming, and my blood sacrifices to the old gods h...

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07:40
How to choose between the new 13-inch MacBook Pro...




Don't pull the trigger on buying a fully-loaded 13-inch MacBook Pro just yet. At the higher end, there are cases where a 16-inch MacBook Pro will be a much better value.

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07:34
This week’s top stories: New 13-inch MacBook Pro,...

In this week’s top stories: Apple releases a new 13-inch MacBook Pro, iOS 13.5 beta testing continues, additional details on Apple and Google’s Exposure Notification API, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest news.
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06:56
When Apple introduced AirPods, Sales took off...

In 2019 it's been estimated that Apple's AirPods and AirPods Pro provided the company with $7.3 billion in revenue, up from an estimated $3.3 billion in 2018 which is a 121% year-on-year increase. The success of AirPods even took management by surprise

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06:27
5G 'iPhone 12 Pro' could have 120Hz...




The "iPhone 12 Pro" will include a 120Hz ProMotion display, a rumor claims, with annual fall iPhone refresh also anticipated to have an improved Face ID system and an upgraded telephoto zoom on the back.

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06:24
Air Force's mysterious X-37B space plane heads...

The US Air Force's X-37B space plane is heading back to Low Earth Orbit after a record-breaking fifth mission last year. It’s scheduled to launch on May 16th from Cape Canaveral in Florida, and while it still belongs to the Air Force, the newly forme...

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06:20
Comment: Deleted file recovery is still the worst...

I love iCloud Drive, and I’ve been using it as my primary file storage method for a couple of years at this point. It took off for me once Apple debuted the Files app in iOS 11. Once Apple added the ability to sync the desktop and documents folder in macOS Sierra, I had true files happiness. Even without folder sharing (which is finally available), I had been using iCloud Drive for 99% of my file sync needs. The only thing I am not using is the legacy shared folders I have in Dropbox. My biggest complaint about iCloud Drive is that the deleted file restoration pales in comparison to Dropbox. more…

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06:17
Apple VP Greg Joswiak explains inspiration behind...

Apple’s VP of product marketing Greg Joswiak recently talked with Wired about the runaway success of AirPods. According to the Apple executive, the spread of AirPods throughout society has been “almost like wildfire.”

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05:27
Eric Schmidt ends 19-year tenure at Google




Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt is no longer working with the company, ceasing to be an advisor to the search giant in February 20 months after leaving Alphabet's board of directors.

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04:54
The latest Apple iPhone 12 Rumors surface in a new...

Another video from rumor house EverythingApplePro has surfaced. Filip Koroy walks us through the latest leaks from his sources Max Weinbach and John Crosser. A few highlights include Pro Motion ...

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04:01
Safari Technology Preview 13.2 - The newest browser...

Safari Technology Preview contains the most recent additions and improvements to WebKit and the latest advances in Safari web technologies. And once installed, you will receive notifications of updates from the Mac App Store.

Features

  • Shared Links Extensibility. Use the new Shared Links API extension to add link suggestions to the shared links feed on Safari for OS X and iOS.
  • Content Blocking API for Safari extensions. Easily block content from a large collection of webpage resources with minimal overhead and incredibly high performance.
  • Force Touch Trackpad Mouse Events. Create interactivity like never before using new events and force information from the Force Touch Trackpad.
  • CSS Scroll Snapping. Use CSS scroll snapping to keep the focal point of your content in view when scrolling momentum stops.
  • FairPlay Streaming....
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04:00
Hands on with 70 of our favorite cases for iPhone 11...




The new iPhones may be durable, but there are still many reasons to pick up a case. Be it fashion, function, or protection, cases come in all different shapes and styles. We've compiled around 70 of our favorites for the new iPhone 11 Pro Max.

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02:21
Apple TV+ Guide: Here are all the Apple TV shows and...

Apple TV+ offers exclusive Apple original TV shows and movies in 4K HDR quality. You can watch across all of your screens and pick up where you left off on any device. Apple TV+ costs $4.99 per month. Here’s every Apple original television show and movie available now on Apple TV+, as well as the latest trailers …
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02:08
Rumors: iPhone 12 Pro to feature ProMotion high-...

Max Weinbach’s latest reporting as featured in EverythingApplePro’s video indicates that the iPhone 12 will feature a high refresh-rate 120Hz ProMotion display. Or at least, only on the iPhone 12 Pro phones: that’s the high-end 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch models.

The phone will dynamically switch between 60Hz and 120Hz modes to conserve battery life where appropriate. This is similar to the ProMotion system available in the iPad Pro for a few years now. To support the 120Hz feature, the internal battery is also growing in capacity to maintain good battery life even when the phone is refreshing the display rapidly for extended periods.

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02:00
Get a free Razer mouse when you buy a Huntsman TE...

Best Buy has an intriguing deal on a pair of Razer peripherals. If you buy a Huntsman Tournament Edition keyboard, you'll get a free Viper mouse. Typically, purchasing the two together would set you back $210, but with this deal, all you have to pay...

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Saturday May 9

22:00
GameStop's PC gaming sale discounts ASUS...

GameStop might just help you put the finishing touches on your computer setup. It’s running a PC gaming sale between now and May 16th that promises deals on a slew of hardware. To start, it’s offering a $100 gift coupon if you buy any MSI laptop with...

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19:05
Banjo CEO resigns to preserve the company's AI...

Banjo is shuffling its leadership in a bid to keep its AI surveillance business with Utah and other customers worried about CEO Damien Patton’s racist past. Patton has resigned from the CEO position effective immediately, with CTO Justin Lindsey taki...

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17:04
San Diego Comic-Con will be a streaming event this...

The decision to cancel San Diego Comic-Con 2020 surprised no one in light of COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean you’ll have to wait until 2021 to get a taste of that experience. The organizers announced (via Deadline) a Comic-Con @ Home event that will...

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15:52
WHO will launch a COVID-19 app for countries that...

Numerous countries have COVID-19 symptom and tracking apps, but the World Health Organization wants to fill in those gaps for the countries that are too stretched to develop their own software. The WHO’s Bernardo Mariano told Reuters in an interview...

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14:48
The History Of Computing: The Atanasoff-Berry...
14:37
Twitter is testing a 'retweets with comments...

Twitter might let you know if you ever get retweets worth checking out in the future. Jane Manchun Wong, who reverse engineers apps to unearth experimental features, has discovered that the platform is testing a counter that shows the number of retwe...

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14:32
Apple's Greg Joswiak on AirPods Growth: '...

Apple's AirPods have been doing better than the company could have ever imagined, Apple's Vice President of Product Marketing Greg Joswiak said in a new report by Wired. Joswiak notes how the growth of AirPods "was almost like wildfire."

Joswiak touched upon Apple's vision for a wireless future. Apple crossed a pivotal point in its push towards a wireless future with the controversial decision to remove the headphone jack from its iPhone lineup beginning in 2016 with the launch of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

We had this incredible wireless product, the iPhone. And yet, what began to feel odd is when you saw somebody using wired headphones. Right then you thought, why would you attach the wire?

Joswiak also shared some of the development stages of the AirPods lineup.

We had done work with Stanford to 3D-scan hundreds of different ears and ear styles and shapes in order to...

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13:38
Review: Sony X800H HomeKit TV is an excellent mid-...




At CES 2020, Sony unveiled a new line of 4K and 8K TVs, destined to be released during the year. They finally have now gone on sale and we were quick to pick one up to test it out.

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13:18
Eric Schmidt reportedly left Google in February

One of Google’s best-known faces may have quietly made his exit. A CNET source says that former CEO Eric Schmidt left his technical advisor position with Alphabet and Google in February, cutting his last official role at the company. It’s not certain...

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12:56
Apple to Reopen Retail Stores in Switzerland Next...

Apple will reopen all four retail stores in Switzerland from May 12 at 11:00 a.m., according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

Following the planned reopening of all 15 Apple Stores in Germany on May 11, Switzerland is set to follow one day later, reopening all stores in the country. Apple operates four Swiss stores in Zurich, Wallisellen, Geneva, and Basel.

‌Apple Stores‌ in Switzerland will follow similar health and safety guidelines used for reopenings in South Korea, Austria, and Australia. Reopened ‌Apple Stores‌ will operate on reduced hours and mainly focus on repairs, with customers encouraged to make purchases online where possible.

The news comes after the announcement that Apple will begin...

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12:33
DxOMark: iPhone 11 Front-Facing Camera 'Decent...

DxOMark this week published the results of its in-depth review of the iPhone 11's 12MP front-facing camera. The device delivered "decent performance" and achieved an overall score of 91 points, but failed to make the overall top 10.

‌iPhone 11‌ and iPhone 11 Pro share the same front-facing camera specifications, so the results are similar but with a number of key differences, such as focus distance. The fixed-focus lens of ‌iPhone 11‌ was found to focus slightly closer than the lens on the iPhone 11 Pro Max, which resulted in subjects that are further away being out of focus. Another difference was that ‌iPhone 11‌ failed to maintain sharpness as well as ‌iPhone 11 Pro Max‌ as the subject moved further away from the...

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12:27
Porsche's track app uses CarPlay to show lap...

There’s no guarantee you’ll find a race track to drive during the pandemic, but Porsche will be ready whenever you can hit the course. It recently updated its Track Precision app for iOS (via Autoblog) with CarPlay support to make lap data much more...

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11:11
Elon Musk says he'll move Tesla's...

Elon Musk has been frustrated that Tesla’s Fremont factory has remained shut down due to Alameda County’s lockdown order, and that anger has apparently reached the boiling point. Musk has claimed that he’ll move Tesla’s headquarters to Nevada or Texa...

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10:44
'Doom Eternal' updates will add...

Whatever you think of Doom Eternal right now, id and Bethesda are determined to spice it up going forward. They’ve hinted at what’s coming next for the hellish shooter, starting with a preview of the game’s first free update. The simply titled Update...

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10:38
Apple will reopen its retail stores in Switzerland...

Apple will reopen its retail stores in Switzerland on May 12, reports 9o5Mac. There are four stores in the country.

Apple’s stores outside of Greater China have been closed since the middle of March. The Switzerland stores will initially focus on Genius Bar service and support. Apple says enhanced health and safety measures will be implemented, such as body temperature checks prior to entry, limits on how many customers can be in the store at once, social distancing, and reduced hours of operation.

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10:16
Apple's Over-Ear Headphones May Be Called...

Apple's rumored high-end over-ear headphones may be called "AirPods Studio" and retail for $349, according to Jon Prosser of YouTube channel Front Page Tech.

In keeping with the successful ‌AirPods‌ brand, the rumored "Studio" over-ear headphones would significantly diversify Apple's ‌AirPods‌ lineup, which last added the in-ear AirPods Pro in October 2019. The supposed price of $349 would place "‌AirPods‌ Studio" as a direct competitor to high-end noise-canceling over-ear headphones from Bose and Sony.

Looks like Apple is sticking with the “‌AirPods‌” branding for their new over-ear headphones.

‌AirPods‌ Studio
Codename: B515
$349

— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser)...

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10:04
Switzerland Apple Stores reopening on May 12




Apple is preparing to reopen all four of its Apple Stores in Switzerland on May 12, as part of the iPhone maker's bid to slowly return its retail efforts back to normal around the world.

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10:00
Base 13-Inch MacBook Pro vs. MacBook Air

Apple recently updated the 13-inch MacBook Pro, and the $1,299 base model remains a popular alternative to the $999 MacBook Air. To help with your buying decision, read our comparison of the notebooks below.

The differences between the base 13-inch MacBook Pro and the MacBook Air are quite nuanced, with each notebook possessing some unique features.

What's the Same

  • 13-inch Retina display with 227 pixels per inch and True Tone support
  • Magic Keyboard with reliable scissor switch design
  • Force Touch trackpad
  • 2 × Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • 256GB of SSD storage standard, configurable up to 2TB
  • Touch ID
  • T2 security chip
  • 720p webcam
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi, also known as...

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10:00
Base 13-Inch MacBook Pro vs. MacBook Air

Apple recently updated the 13-inch MacBook Pro, and the $1,299 base model remains a popular alternative to the $999 MacBook Air. To help with your buying decision, read our comparison of the notebooks below.

The differences between the base 13-inch MacBook Pro and the MacBook Air are quite nuanced, with each notebook possessing some unique features.

What's the Same

  • 13-inch Retina display with 227 pixels per inch and True Tone support
  • Magic Keyboard with reliable scissor switch design
  • Force Touch trackpad
  • 2 × Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • 256GB of SSD storage standard, configurable up to 2TB
  • Touch ID
  • T2 security chip
  • 720p webcam
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi, also known as...

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09:45
Apple TV Channels vs Amazon Prime Video Channels:...

New streaming services are launching at an incredible pace, but Apple TV Channels and Amazon Prime Video Channels are services that aim to make it easier to manage all of your streaming services in a central application. Read on for a full comparison of both platforms.

more…

The post Apple TV Channels vs Amazon Prime Video Channels: How should you manage streaming services? appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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09:30
Hitting the Books: How to be active on social media...

With large swaths of the country still stifling under quarantine from the COVID-19 pandemic, more people than ever are supplementing their meager IRL social interactions with online alternatives. But but doing so can become a proverbial minefield wit...

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09:00
Podcast of the Week: The Electrek Podcast

This week’s podcast of the week is one of the podcasts on the 9to5 network. Over the past few years, I’ve been learning a lot about electric vehicles, and I have a Tesla Cybertruck on preorder. I told my wife recently that I’ve made my last non-EV car purchase, and we’re going all-electric for all future cars. One of the ways I’ve been learning about the industry is the Electrek Podcast. more…

The post Podcast of the Week: The Electrek Podcast appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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08:59
Little Snitch 4.5.1 - Alerts you about outgoing...

Little Snitch gives you control over your private outgoing data.

Track background activity

As soon as your computer connects to the Internet, applications often have permission to send any information wherever they need to. Little Snitch takes note of this activity and allows you to decide for yourself what happens with this data.

Control your network

Choose to allow or deny connections, or define a rule how to handle similar, future connection attempts. Little Snitch runs inconspicuously in the background and it can even detect network-related activity of viruses, trojans, and other malware.



Version 4.5.1:

Improvements in the Connection Alert

  • Fixed an issue causing the Research Assistant to be shown without any visible content.
  • Fixed an issue causing the “Accept Modifications” button not to work.
  • Improved keyboard control of the...
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08:55
Firefox 76.0.1 - Fast, safe Web browser.

Firefox offers a fast, safe Web browsing experience. Browse quickly, securely, and effortlessly. With its industry-leading features, Firefox is the choice of Web development professionals and casual users alike.

Mozilla Firefox for Mac is a versatile and feature-packed browser with advanced security features that can hide shared user activity and has customizable privacy settings that protect your system from unwanted tracking and harmful software. 

Mozilla Firefox is perfect for casual searches as well as more complex queries. 

You no longer need an app or extension to take screenshots because when you download Firefox for Mac you get a brand new capture tool that captures any part of a webpage and makes images available for download online.

Faster and Better Since the release of Quantum is now twice as fast as its predecessors and needs 30% less memory than its main competitor Chrome.

Clean Interface

Firefox interface...

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08:48
Apple has been Granted 12 Design Patents for their...

This has certainly been a 'Mac Pro' week which started on Tuesday with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granting Apple a utility patent for its Tubular Tower Computer Architecture – or Mac Pro, its marketing brand. Then Yesterday Apple was granted 17 design patents for their high-end Pro Display XDR. Our report today covers 12 design patents for Apple's Mac Pro tower.

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08:43
AirPods and AirPods Pro success better than Apple...




The success of Apple's AirPods line did better than the company "could ever imagine," Apple VP of product marketing Greg Joswiak claims in a profile on the audio accessories' popularity, one that also reveals extensive resources have been put into mapping ears.

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08:41
DiskCatalogMaker 8.1.2 - Catalog your disks.

DiskCatalogMaker is a simple disk management tool which catalogs disks.

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



Version 8.1.2:

  • Added option to import Finder tags. (OS X 10.10 or later)
  • Fixed a problem that prevented revealing an original item which has a slash ‘/’ in its name.



  • OS X 10.7 or later



Download Now]]>

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08:32
Mother's Day weekend deals: $100 off Apple...




Mother's Day may be tomorrow, but you can still grab a great deal on Apple hardware with prices starting at just $95. Take advantage of the return of the popular $100 discount on Apple Watch Series 5 styles, plus a new $375 markdown on 16-inch MacBook Pros and flash deals on iPod touch models.

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08:24
Opinion: Apple’s US store reopening plan strains the...

On Monday at 11:00 a.m., customers in the U.S. will set foot in an Apple Store for the first time in almost two months. I’m nervous. Apple set a laudable example by being among the first major retailers to close its doors in March against the threat of COVID-19. Reopening early sends a mixed signal.

more…

The post Opinion: Apple’s US store reopening plan strains the limits of public readiness appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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08:00
Ask Engadget: How have you dealt with faulty Joy-...

This week we’re asking you for answers. Earlier we asked you to submit your user reviews of the Joy-Con controllers that come with Nintendo’s handheld Switch gaming system. Now we want to hear what you’ve done to fix the flaws that many users have en...

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07:29
All four Apple Stores in Switzerland reopen May 12

Switzerland’s four Apple Stores are set reopen on May 12 at 11:00 a.m. after closing in mid-March to slow the spread of COVID-19. Apple has been announcing reopening dates for stores across the world nearly every day for the past week as many countries see declines in new infection rates.

more…

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07:27
Reeder news app adds iPadOS trackpad features,...

As developers continue to roll out trackpad support to their iPad applications, popular RSS app Reeder is the latest to add the capability. Microsoft, on the other hand, is apparently planning to take a slower approach to implementing the functionality.

more…

The post Reeder news app adds iPadOS trackpad features, Microsoft planning support ‘by the fall’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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07:07
Apple TV+ documentary 'Dads' lands June 19...




The fatherhood documentary "Dads" featuring actor Bryce Dallas Howard will be airing on Apple TV+ ahead of Father's Day, with the film set to be available to stream from the service from June 19.

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06:50
‘Dads’ documentary coming to Apple TV+ on June 21

As noted by 9to5Mac, with Fathers Day coming up on June 21, the documentary film Dads will be coming to Apple TV+ on June 19.

It's directed by actress Bryce Dallas Howard and produced by her dad, Ron Howards. Here's how the documentary is described: "Dads is a joyful exploration of contemporary fatherhood. The film draws on the testimonies of famous funnymen such as Judd Apatow, Will Smith, Jimmy Fallon, Neil Patrick Harris, Kenan Thompson, Jimmy Kimmel, and Ken Jeong. Their reflections are combined with portraits of non-celebrity dads from different parts of the world — Brazil, Japan, the United States — who are creating new models of patriarchy."

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06:39
Rumors: Apple Watch with ‘mental health capabilities...

The weekend has kicked off with two rumors. One says that the next gen Apple Watch will have "mental health capabilities.

Noted Apple secret leader Jon Prosser, speaking on the Geared Up podcast, says the Apple Watch Series 6 and upcoming watchOS will have new mental health features, such as the ability to detect panic attacks. Although he doesn't offer the caveat that this feature might not debut until 2021.

“What their biggest focus on is right now and I hope it comes this year, it might come next year, but I hope it's coming to WWDC is mental health capabilities. Where they can take the oxygen levels in your blood with your heart rate and determine if you're hyperventilating,” Prosser says. "They can identify a panic attack before it happens and warn you on your watch. Especially if you're driving, they'll ask you to pull over and they'll offer...

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06:30
Recommended Reading: Facebook's new content...

We are a new board overseeing Facebook. Here’s what we’ll decide.Catalina Botero-Marino, Jamal Greene, Michael W. McConnell and Helle Thorning-Schmidt, The New York TimesFacebook announced the first members of its content oversight board this week, a...

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06:17
Meeter is a new Mac app for quickly joining Zoom...

If you’re working from home like me at the moment, your calendar has gone from a list of places to be to a list of virtual meetings to join. I found a new app that is going to be perfect for this time period. Meeter is a new macOS app that, once installed, will live in your Menu bar. It allows you to quickly join your scheduled calls for services like Zoom, Google Hangouts, etc. more…

The post Meeter is a new Mac app for quickly joining Zoom meetings, Google Hangouts, and more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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06:14
Rumor: ‘AirPods Studio’ name and $349 price for...

A new rumor suggests Apple’s over-ear headphones will carry the “AirPods Studio” branding with a $350 price point. The headphones are expected to be released later this year, according to reports from sources including Bloomberg and Ming-Chi Kuo.

more…

The post Rumor: ‘AirPods Studio’ name and $349 price for Apple’s over-ear headphones appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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06:00
Top Stories: New 13" MacBook Pro, WWDC Starts...

This week saw a couple of big announcements, led by the launch of an update for the 13-inch MacBook Pro line. Most notably, the update brought the improved Magic Keyboard previously introduced on its 16-inch sibling and the MacBook Air, with high-end models also receiving updated processors.

Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.

The second significant announcement this week was that Apple's first all-digital Worldwide Developers Conference will kick off on June 22. Other news this week included a firmware update for the AirPods Pro, an update on Apple's Mini-LED efforts, and more.

Read on below and check out our video above for recaps of all of this week's most important stories!

New 13-Inch MacBook Pro Announced With Magic Keyboard, 10th-Gen Processors, Up to 32GB RAM and 4TB SSD, and More

Apple this week...

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06:00
Apple @ Work: Killing the Xserve was step one in...

Back in 2010, Apple surprised us all when it killed the Xserve. Although it wasn’t near as popular as Linux and Window Servers, it still had its place among macOS heavy enterprises. OS X Server (now macOS Server) provided several useful features that don’t really exist in today’s enterprise market. Why did Apple kill the Xserve and begin stripping features from macOS Server? more…

The post Apple @ Work: Killing the Xserve was step one in Apple’s plan to dominate the enterprise appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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05:56
Apple's over-ear headphones may be called...




Apple's next release in the AirPods family could be its long-rumored over-ear headphones, a leaker claims, with the larger personal audio accessory tipped to have the name "AirPods Studio."

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05:15
The Morning After: Surface Go 2 review

Scary stories about Zoombombing and privacy leaks may have you feeling tense about setting up a video call. But under current circumstances there aren’t a lot of other options available, so columnist Violet Blue has some advice on what you should (an...

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05:08
Apple Convinces a Patent Office Tribunal to...

In August 2018 Patently Apple posted a legal report titled " Zomm Sues Apple for stealing their Technology related to the Apple Watch 'Emergency SOS' Feature & more." Zomm noted in their original court filing that they were contacted by Apple ...

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05:00
Best iTunes movie and television deals for Mother...




Apple frequently places movies on sale, and this week is no exception. Here's the latest batch of movies that you can get on the cheap for this Mother's Day weekend.

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05:00
For ethical investment apps, ordinary may be best

By Jane Sandwood

Ethical investment is the new hot trend in global finance. Ethical, or sustainable investment now accounts for US$12 trillion every year, according to the Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment, reflecting the wants and needs of a market who would like their wealth generation to do a bit of good for the world around them.

As with all things, there is a link between smart technology and apps. What’s interesting is that some of the more “basic” and user-friendly services are also some of the most conscientious, and most are available on the App Store.

Daily banking

Ethical investment tries to contribute to progressive or...

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04:10
NBA 2K's simulated postseason sets its finals:...

While potential for finishing the 2019-2020 NBA season remains in doubt, the folks at NBA 2K have moved forward with simulating the results. The 2K Sim playoffs have completed their conference championships and are ready to “play” the final round. In...

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04:00
Notable apps and updates, May 4-9

On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are this week’s picks.

iOS

Matterport, which specializes in 3D capture and spatial data, has released Matterport for iPhone, which offers a way to create, edit, and share 3D digital twins of any physical space. 

With the free app, iPhone owners can: capture a 3D environment; personalize it with embedded notes, links, labels or videos; and share it with a click. Visitors can explore the spaces in immersive 3D that is just like being there in person. They can even digitally measure walls, doors, windows...

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03:04
Apple TV+ to debut ‘Dads’ documentary film on June...

With Fathers Day coming up on June 21, Apple TV+ has announced a new (and well-timed) documentary film ‘Dads’, which will be available on the company’s streaming service starting June 19.

more…

The post Apple TV+ to debut ‘Dads’ documentary film on June 19, ahead of Fathers Day appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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01:00
The incredible value of the iPhone SE in 5 simple...

As we made clear in our iPhone SE review, the best feature of Apple's new iPhone is the price. By essentially taking an iPhone 8 and swapping out its processor for the company's latest-and-greatest A13 Bionic, Apple is able to profitably sell a $399 phone that gives a lot of bang for the buck.

How good of a value is it, really? Perhaps a few charts will make everything more clear. By taking performance metrics and dividing it by the base starting price for every new iPhone you can buy, we are able to get a measure of performance-per-dollar.

To read this article in full, please click here

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00:53
MacCleanse 8.1.4 - $29.95

MacCleanse is the product of thousands of hours of intense research and development. It meticulously scans all of the nooks and crannies of a computer for unnecessary junk that can take up huge amounts of disk space! Because of this, Apps in MacCleanse are also uninstalled correctly, catching the numerous logs, caches, plugins, and other resources left behind versus simply dragging them to the Trash. Your privacy is protected and computer performance enhanced by MacCleanse as it wipes your web and app histories, and can toggle resource-hungry extensions!



Version 8.1.4:
Upgrade Notes:

  • This upgrade is free for users owning an active subscription or a non-subscription "lifetime license." No action is required other than downloading the new version from our web site and unlocking as normal with an e-mail address.
    For all other users, orders for the current version can be purchased on our web site.

New...

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Friday May 8

23:38
'Apex Legends' season five will add PvE...

Like every other free-to-play battle royale game out there, Apex Legends is constantly refreshing the game with new content and modes. Season five “Fortune’s Favor” kicks off next week, and along with the newly-revealed character Loba, Respawn is als...

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19:35
Microsoft will fix Surface Laptop 3 'hairline...

Microsoft will repair Surface Laptop 3 screens for free, particularly those that suddenly cracked for no discernible reason. Surface owners have been posting online about discovering hairline cracks on their new laptops’ display over the past few mon...

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18:15
Apple's iPhone 11 captures 68% of India's...




While Apple has yet to make substantial inroads into India's mainstream smartphone market, the tech giant's latest flagship iPhones continue to dominate top-tier category sales.

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18:15
Apple's iPhone 11 captures 68% of India's...

While Apple has yet to make substantial inroads into India's mainstream smartphone market, the tech giant's latest flagship iPhones continue to dominate top-tier category sales.

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17:46
Rumor: 'watchOS 7' could help Apple Watch...

Apple is supposedly developing new mental health features for the Apple Watch line that allow the wearable to detect panic attacks, with the capability potentially slated for launch with a next-generation "watchOS 7" this fall.

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17:35
Rumor: 'watchOS 7' could help Apple Watch...




Apple is supposedly developing new mental health features for the Apple Watch line that allow the wearable to detect panic attacks, with the capability potentially slated for launch with a next-generation "watchOS 7" this fall.

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17:12
Logic Pro X 10.5 release notes

Learn about current and previous versions of Logic Pro.

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17:00
Lionsgate is streaming 'John Wick' for...

For the final night of its ‘Night at the Movies’ events to benefit people who work in the movie industry, Lionsgate is planning to stream John Wick tonight. The live stream will kick off at 9 PM ET on YouTube, hosted by Jamie Lee Curtis. The event is...

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16:48
Rumor Claims watchOS 7 Will Have 'Mental Health...

Apple's next-generation Apple Watch and watchOS 7 will focus on new mental health capabilities, according to leaker Jon Prosser who recently spoke on the Geared Up podcast. The mention of new ‌Apple Watch‌ features comes towards the end of the podcast.

The next-generation version of the ‌Apple Watch‌, the ‌Apple Watch‌ Series 6, has been rumored to include a blood oxygen sensor, which Prosser says Apple will take advantage of to implement new mental health-related features, such as detecting panic attacks.What their biggest focus on is right now and I hope it comes this year, it might come next year, but I hope it's coming to WWDC is mental health capabilities. Where they can take the oxygen levels in your blood with your heart rate and determine if you're hyperventilating.

They can identify a panic attack before...

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14:49
Feature Request: How iOS 14 should take iPhone...

I’m a longtime iPhone user, back when iOS was called “iPhone OS” and had no homescreen wallpaper or multitasking at all. In 2010, iOS 4 brought multitasking to the iPhone for the first time and it was a massive addition, but 10 years later, things haven’t evolved much since then in this aspect. So I think it’s time for Apple to finally take multitasking on iPhone to the next level.

more…

The post Feature Request: How iOS 14 should take iPhone multitasking to the next level appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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14:25
9to5Mac Happy Hour 276: iOS 13.5 beta 4, the ’new’...

Benjamin explains a recent Facebook bug, iOS 13.5 beta 4 brings changes to Exposure Notification, Apple unveils WWDC 2020 dates, 13-inch MacBook Pro switches to Magic Keyboard, Zac recaps recent HomeKit updates, Apple TV+ reaches half a year, and much more.

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14:00
Apple to reopen retail stores in Idaho, South...

Apple will reopen retail stores in Idaho, South Carolina, Alabama and Alaska starting next week, according to CNBC. The stores will have temperature checks and will only permit a limited number of people in the store at one time. 

Image courtesy of CNBC

The company only has six stores in those states. Apple’s stores outside of Greater China have been closed since the middle of March. 

In a statement to CNBC, Apple said: ““We’re excited to begin reopening stores in the US next week, starting with some stores in Idaho, South Carolina, Alabama and Alaska,” an Apple representative said in a statement. “Our team is constantly monitoring local heath data and government guidance, and as soon as we can safely open our stores, we will … “Our new social distance protocol allows for a limited number of visitors in...

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13:08
This 3D-printed foam expands up to 40 times its...

Until now, the size of 3D-printed objects has been limited by the size of 3D printers. In most cases, in order to produce large items used in, say, aerospace, manufactures have had to fasten, weld or glue smaller 3D-printed substructures together. Bu...

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13:04
A Trickle of U.S. Apple Stores will begin Reopening...

Last September Apple reopened their Fifth Avenue Apple Store in New York to a massive crowd. Whenever it reopens after being closed due to the Wuhan Virus, it won't be opening to uncontrolled crowds to be sure. Beginning next week, Apple will begin to reopen a handful of stores ...

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13:02
Apple Retail stores will look very different in the...




Apple's upcoming reopening of some U.S.-based retail locations will be based around guidelines that the company developed for and refined at its open South Korea Apple Store.

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12:44
Apple will reopen stores in four US states next week

Apple will reopen some stores in Idaho, South Carolina, Alabama and Alaska next week. The company closed all stores outside Greater China in mid-March to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. At the start of April, it told employees Apple Stores in the US...

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12:24
[Update: Available globally] Facebook rolling out...

Sliding in just a day later than its announced deadline, Facebook is starting to roll out its new design for its web experience to all users. The new UI matches what the company launched on mobile last year and comes with a dark mode option when using Facebook in a browser. Follow along for how to turn on the new dark theme.

more…

The post [Update: Available globally] Facebook rolling out new web design with dark mode, here’s how to use it appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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12:23
Google Duo adds a 'family mode' and web-...

Google isn’t done making Duo video calls more accommodating in the pandemic era. It’s introducing a handful of updates that make chats livelier, including a family mode. Fire it up and you can add cute AR effects or doodle while you keep in touch. Th...

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12:18
Apple to reopen some stores in US starting next week

Apple will reopen some stores in the United States next week, with temperature checks and a limited number of customers in the location at one time, the company confirmed to CNBC.

“We’re excited to begin reopening stores in the US next week, starting with some stores in Idaho, South Carolina, Alabama and Alaska,” an Apple representative said in a statement. “Our team is constantly monitoring local heath data and government guidance, and as soon as we can safely open our stores, we will.”

This will be a methodical reopening in a few stores. Fingers crossed this goes well and we can be done with this pandemic.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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12:18
Apple has been Granted 17 Design Patents Relating to...

Today the Hong Kong Patent Office Granted Apple a great number of design patents. In today's report we cover Apple's 17 design patents covering their Pro Display XDR. Our report covers several of Apple's key display designs while presenting the rest in thumbnail format.

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12:16
Apple to Start Reopening U.S. Stores Next Week

Apple will begin reopening its retail stores in the United States next week, reports CNBC, starting with locations in Idaho, South Carolina, Alabama, and Alaska.

Apple plans to limit the number of customers in the store at a time, and temperature checks will be performed at the door. Apple also has a number of other measures in place to keep customers and employees safe, as we outlined this morning."We're excited to begin reopening stores in the US next week, starting with some stores in Idaho, South Carolina, Alabama and Alaska. Our team is constantly monitoring local heath data and government guidance, and as soon as we can safely open our stores, we will."

"Our new social distance protocol allows for a limited number of visitors in the store at one time so there...

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12:08
Apple to begin reopening stores in US next week




Apple has just declared that it is opening up a handful of Apple Stores in the US cautiously, with more to follow as conditions warrant.

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12:04
Apple plans gradual reopening of US retail stores...

Apple is preparing to reopen a select number of retail stores in the United States next week. The company closed the majority of its 510 locations worldwide in the first half of March and has recently taken steps to restore critical support and service functions at a handful of stores across Australia, Austria, Germany, and South Korea.

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12:00
How to secure your video calls like a pro

Like you, I’m angry about a lot of things right now. But if you told me my future held a cyberpunk dystopia, a highly contagious viral pandemic, plus a boatload of leadership incompetence, I absolutely would not believe that one thing pissing me off...

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11:48
Apple Preparing Retail Employees to Return to Work...

Apple in mid-April reopened Apple Garosugil, its lone store in South Korea, located in the Seoul's Gangnam District.

Apple's South Korea reopening has served as a test ground for further store reopenings, and Apple created an instructional video on reopening practices that's now being shared with other retail employees around the world as they prepare to reopen stores. We're not able to share the video, but it provides a good overview of the measures Apple is putting in place to safely operate retail locations.

Retail employees are following a strict set of guidelines that very heavily emphasize social distancing of two meters (or six feet in the United States). Apple is taking the following measures:

  • Prior to when work starts, all employees undergo a health screening complete with a temperature check, with the results logged in a daily spreadsheet.
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11:40
This week's best deals: Echo Show 5, Star Wars...

The first full week of May brought a number of deals on home tech and mobile devices. Those on the market for a smaller Echo device with a screen can still snag the Echo Show 5 for $50 and the Show 8 for $80. Star Wars fans with a soft spot for slow...

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11:33
Piezo 1.6.5

Updates the Audio Capture Engine and adds support for Facebook's Messenger app and Cisco's Webex and Webex Teams apps as VoIP audio sources. ($19 new, free update, 9.8 MB)

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11:21
Google and Facebook employees can work from home for...

The offices of major tech companies are likely to be pretty quiet until the end of the year, as Google and Facebook join Amazon and Microsoft in allowing their employees to work from home for the foreseeable (where feasible). Last week Amazon announc...

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11:11
Soft robots can now run like cheetahs and swim like...

Robots today generally come in one of two varieties: rigid and soft. When most people imagine a robot, they think of the rigid variety, like Boston Dynamics’ Spot or those found on auto assembly lines. Soft robots, on the other hand, tend to mimic bi...

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11:01
MacRumors Giveaway: Win an Apple-Themed Plush Pillow...

For this week's giveaway, we've once again teamed up with Throwboy to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win one of Throwboy's plushes modeled after classic Apple products and icons.

Throwboy makes a whole range of different plush pillow options priced at $30 to $40, with each one designed to look like an Apple product of some kind, including classic Macs, the iPod, the iPhone, and more. Each pillow features detailed embroidery and careful construction to highlight each component and to accurately represent Apple's designs.

The 1998 pillow, for example, is modeled after Apple's original iMac with its bright Bondi Blue design, while the...

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11:00
Surface Go 2 review: Microsoft's tiny PC is...

Judging the Surface Go 2 really comes down to your expectations. Can you live with slow performance to get a well-designed $400 tablet PC (not including a keyboard)? Or, are you okay with spending hundreds extra to get a slightly more capable machine...

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10:46
New NFC Specification Will Let Smartphones Charge...

A new NFC specification announced this week by the NFC Froum will allow future NFC enabled devices to offer wireless charging capabilities, which means a smartphone could be used to charge a small accessory like headphones.

According to the NFC Forum, the Wireless Charging Specification (WLC) will allow smartphones or other NFC charging devices to wirelessly charge small, battery-powered consumer and IoT devices at a power transfer rate of up to one watt.

The 1W rating is much slower than the Qi-based standard used by iPhones and other smartphones. Qi-based wireless charging on the iPhone maxes out at 7.5W, but is even faster on some Android devices.

Charging over NFC would require new hardware, and it's not a feature that can be added to existing devices. The NFC Forum believes the WLC specification could be used...

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10:30
Amazon's 'Making the Cut' is the...

Thanks to the quarantine and not having much else to do, my husband and I recently sat down to watch the premier of Amazon’s Making the Cut, a reality competition show hosted by Project Runway alumni Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn. Aside from a few dramatic...

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10:27
Apple renews effort to induce authors to publish...




Eight years after it released tools to make what were then called iBooks, Apple has launched Apple Books for Authors, a new effort to get writers publishing on its platform.

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10:20
Apple's Work on High-End Over-Ear Headphones:...

Apple has been selling audio accessories since December 2016 when the original AirPods launched. We now have the ‌AirPods‌ 2 and the AirPods Pro, and Apple is planning to add to its lineup with new over-ear Apple-branded headphones.

Apple already sells over-ear headphones under its Beats brand, but as with the ‌AirPods‌, Apple is also working on headphones that will be Apple branded rather than Beats branded. These headphones are said to be aimed at the high-end market.

Design

The headphones will feature an all-new design, and while we don't know a lot about it, we do know some details shared by Bloomberg.

Apple is said to be working on two versions of the high-end over-ear headphones, including a premium version with leather-...

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10:12
∞ The Dalrymple Report: Beastie Boys and WWDC

I did my homework this week and watched the Beastie Boys movie on Apple TV+. Dave and I talked about the film without giving away too much about it. We also talked WWDC and Apple’s announcement about the conference this week.

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10:00
China's next-generation crew spacecraft sticks...

After it launched on Tuesday and nailed a series of maneuvers, China’s future crewed spacecraft has made a successful desert touchdown. Built by China’s main space contractor, the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp. (CASC), the uncrewed prot...

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09:47
Office for iPad will reportedly get trackpad support...

Microsoft is actively working to update its Office mobile apps to take advantage of the iPad's new and more robust trackpad support, according to The Verge's Tom Warren. We already knew Microsoft planned to take advantage of the feature when TechCrun...

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09:21
Peacock will be available across Apple devices at...

Peacock, NBCUniversal’s new streaming service, will be available on Apple devices, including the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD, when it launches nationally on July 15, 2020.

At that time, Peacock will offer a free tier featuring more than 7,500 hours of movies, shows, and timely live and on-demand programming across news, sports, reality and late night. Peacock Premium will also  be available for $4.99 per month and features more than 15,000 hours of content. Viewers may also upgrade Peacock Premium to ad-free for an additional $5.00 per month.

When it launches in July, Peacock will be fully integrated with the Apple TV app, so customers can enjoy a seamless watching experience across Apple devices and find Peacock content in the Watch Now section, add shows, movies and...

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09:21
Peacock will be available across Apple devices at...

Peacock, NBCUniversal’s new streaming service, will be available on Apple devices, including the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD, when it launches nationally on July 15, 2020.

At that time, Peacock will offer a free tier featuring more than 7,500 hours of movies, shows, and timely live and on-demand programming across news, sports, reality and late night. Peacock Premium will also  be available for $4.99 per month and features more than 15,000 hours of content. Viewers may also upgrade Peacock Premium to ad-free for an additional $5.00 per month.

When it launches in July, Peacock will be fully integrated with the Apple TV app, so customers can enjoy a seamless watching experience across Apple devices and find Peacock content in the Watch Now section, add shows, movies and...

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09:21
Peacock will be available across Apple devices at...

Peacock, NBCUniversal’s new streaming service, will be available on Apple devices, including the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD, when it launches nationally on July 15, 2020.

At that time, Peacock will offer a free tier featuring more than 7,500 hours of movies, shows, and timely live and on-demand programming across news, sports, reality and late night. Peacock Premium will also  be available for $4.99 per month and features more than 15,000 hours of content. Viewers may also upgrade Peacock Premium to ad-free for an additional $5.00 per month.

When it launches in July, Peacock will be fully integrated with the Apple TV app, so customers can enjoy a seamless watching experience across Apple devices and find Peacock content in the Watch Now section, add shows, movies and...

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09:21
Peacock will be available across Apple devices at...

Peacock, NBCUniversal’s new streaming service, will be available on Apple devices, including the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD, when it launches nationally on July 15, 2020.

At that time, Peacock will offer a free tier featuring more than 7,500 hours of movies, shows, and timely live and on-demand programming across news, sports, reality and late night. Peacock Premium will also  be available for $4.99 per month and features more than 15,000 hours of content. Viewers may also upgrade Peacock Premium to ad-free for an additional $5.00 per month.

When it launches in July, Peacock will be fully integrated with the Apple TV app, so customers can enjoy a seamless watching experience across Apple devices and find Peacock content in the Watch Now section, add shows, movies and...

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09:15
Apple launches ‘Apple Books for Authors’ webpage

Apple has launched a new webpage dubbed “Apple Books for Authors” that “guides you through every step of your journey as an author, from structuring your story to packaging your digital book and selling it on our store.” (That store, of course, is the iBookStore).

The webpage has sections on “explore writing resources,” “get design advice,” “learn about publishing,” “sell your audiobook,” “promote your book,” and "track your sales.” Apple says there are several benefits to publish on Apple Books, including 70% royalties on every book, no delivery fees, no limits on offering free books to customers, and more. 

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09:00
Facebook's redesigned website finally starts...

After the better part of a year, Facebook has started rolling out its redesigned desktop website to all of its users. The company announced today it plans to complete the rollout over the "next few weeks." Moving forward, "The New Facebook" will be t...

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09:00
HomeKit Weekly: Is the Eufy Doorbell still the best...

In my time watching the HomeKit market, the most strange thing about it is how few HomeKit enabled doorbells there are on the market. It seems like every few months a new doorbell with HomeKit support is announced that never seems to be released. We also continually see products that claim HomeKit support is coming, but the software update never arrives. Where are all the HomeKit doorbells, and is it worth waiting on before making a purchase? This week, I want to look at the Eufy doorbell.

HomeKit Weekly is a series focused on smart home accessories, automation tips and tricks, and everything to do with Apple’s smart home framework.

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09:00
WorkBoard + Microsoft Teams: Drive the business...

The WorkBoard application for Microsoft Teams can help keep the entire business focused on your strategic priorities, so decisions and efforts focus on what matters.

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09:00
WorkBoard + Microsoft Teams: Drive the business...

The WorkBoard application for Microsoft Teams can help keep the entire business focused on your strategic priorities, so decisions and efforts focus on what matters.

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09:00
Promote company values through real-time employee...

The Disco app for Microsoft Teams can help build and scale company culture to increase employee recognition and retention.

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09:00
Promote company values through real-time employee...

The Disco app for Microsoft Teams can help build and scale company culture to increase employee recognition and retention.

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09:00
Quickly find a meeting time that works for everyone...

Approved Contact in Microsoft Teams makes scheduling meetings with people outside your company seamless.

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Quickly find a meeting time that works for everyone...

Approved Contact in Microsoft Teams makes scheduling meetings with people outside your company seamless.

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09:00
Modernize your IT support with Moveworks + Microsoft...

Moveworks for Microsoft Teams is a cloud-based AI solution that simplifies IT support for everyone involved.

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09:00
Modernize your IT support with Moveworks + Microsoft...

Moveworks for Microsoft Teams is a cloud-based AI solution that simplifies IT support for everyone involved.

The post Modernize your IT support with Moveworks + Microsoft Teams appeared first on Microsoft 365 Blog.

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09:00
Effectively deliver complex projects with Priority...

The Priority Matrix application for Microsoft Teams helps your team prioritize emails, tasks, and projects to save time, align goals, and create a more effective organization

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09:00
Effectively deliver complex projects with Priority...

The Priority Matrix application for Microsoft Teams helps your team prioritize emails, tasks, and projects to save time, align goals, and create a more effective organization

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The music you love, whenever you want it

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



Version 1.1.32.618:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.10 or later...

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

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



Version 2.0.3:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.9 or later

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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

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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ultra-fast file delivery

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

Free, unlimited downloading

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

Built-in bandwidth booster

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

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

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

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

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

Yup. Sure does.

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

∞ Read this on The Loop

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

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07:00
How to reset AirPods or AirPods Pro




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

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

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

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

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

∞ Read this on The Loop

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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06:36
Huntkey adds SCA109C to wireless charger family

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

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

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

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06:36
Huntkey adds SCA109C to wireless charger family

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

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

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

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06:36
Huntkey adds SCA109C to wireless charger family

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

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

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

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Huntkey adds SCA109C to wireless charger family

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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