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Monday January 20

09:21
iOS Fortnite now has 120 FPS mode on iPad Pro

iPad Pro owners and Fortnite gamers will have reason to rejoice- Epic Games’ multiplayer battle royale game, Fortnite has been updated to run at 120 fps on the device.

The new framerate will mostly rely on the Pro Motion technology. To experience the hugely popular Fortnite at 120 frames per second, you’ll need to get into the settings section in-game. However, to compensate for the experience the game will automatically set visual to ‘medium’. This makes the iPad version equal to its Xbox One and PS4 counterparts.

Fortnite began as a beta version on the iOS in March 2018 and moved to become a full-fledged port a month after. The iPad version mostly encouraged players to join the PVP Battle Royale, while the desktop and console versions had ‘Save the World’ as an additional mode.

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09:20
New iPhone 11 ‘Slofie’ videos released

One of the main selling points of the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 is the camera. Today, Apple highlights that feature when it released two new ‘Slofie’ videos on its official YouTube channel.

‘Whiteout’ and ‘Backflip’ are two new additions to the ‘Slofie’ video series. The two 15-second videos show off the iPhone 11’s lens capability, particularly its slo-mo capturing technology. Professional snowboarders on ice take to their favorite sport and record themselves in slow motion.

‘Whiteout’ and ‘Backflip’ join existing slofie videos captured on the iPhone 11- ‘Group Slofie’, ‘Slofie in the Rain’, ‘Slofie on iPhone 11’ and ‘Slofie to the Beat’. All of the content are available to watch on Apple’s official YouTube channel.

‘Slofie’ is the term used to record slow motion videos using the front camera on an iPhone. This isn’t possible with older models of iPhones, but Apple has added it to the iPhone 11 lineup, thus enabling the trend.

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09:07
Vivaldi 2.10.1745.27 - An advanced browser made with...

Vivaldi is a browser for our friends.

We live in our browsers. Choose one that has the features you need, a style that fits and values you can stand by. From the look and feel, to how you interact with your browser, every aspect of Vivaldi can be tweaked and customized. You’re in control. Online privacy is more important than ever and how your browser handles sensitive data is crucial. Vivaldi doesn’t track or store any of your data. Managing hundreds of tabs is a breeze, and built-in tools like Notes and screen Capture mean there’s no need to hunt for add-ons.



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09:04
Samsung Names New Mobile Chief to Hold Off iPhone...

On Monday, Samsung named the new exec who will lead its efforts to hold off the challenge from Apple’s iPhone. Bloomberg News reported that Taemoon Roh will now lead its mobile division, the world’s biggest mobile devices business.

Roh, who was formerly the unit’s No. 2 executive, will take over the top job from Koh Dong-Jin from Monday. Koh remains head of the Korean conglomerate’s IT and mobile communications division but hands the reins of smartphones over to a lieutenant credited with building up the marquee Galaxy line of smartphones and tablets. Roh, a two-decade veteran of Korea’s largest corporation, is regarded internally as an engineering maven who’s meticulous about phone features.


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08:54
Monday’s best deals include AirPods from $129, 13-...

Friday’s best deals include second-generation AirPods from $129, plus 13-inch MacBook Air is $900, and you can grab a 21-inch iMac for $950. Head below for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

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08:50
Prior to unveiling new Smartphones in February,...

Earlier this month Patently Apple posted a report titled "Despite a Rash of new Smartphone Models, Samsung has stated that their Operating Profit for Q4 2019 has Fallen Sharply." Samsung's poor smartphone performance has led to a major executive shake up with Kuo being replaced as leader of this division.

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08:47
Slack Has Not Made us More Productive

Slack, the popular desktop and mobile messaging service, promised to help us avoid endless work emails and make us all more productive. However, as Wired reported, it has brought with it its own productivity issues.

The app may have a loyal band of followers but neuroscientist and lecturer, Lucas Miller is certainly not among them. As a lecturer at Haas School of Business at Berkeley University and co-founder of productivity consultancy, Stoa Partners, Miller warns students and clients on the dangers of getting hooked on Slack. “Technology advances usually supplant what has come before but Slack hasn’t, it’s just doubled the pain,” he says. The problem, Miller explains, goes beyond the inconvenience of monitoring another inbox. He sees Slack as a particularly “scary offender” in stopping people getting their work done because it encourages them to be constantly distracted. It’s scary because messenger-based systems directly tap into how humans seek to reward...

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08:40
9to5Mac Daily: January 20, 2020 – iPhone holiday...

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

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08:20
Deals: Amazon matches $300 price drop on 16-inch...




Monday morning deals see retailers match B&H's $300 price drop on Apple's premium Core i9 MacBook Pro with no interest financing incentives -- or even a sales tax refund. Plus, Amazon's popular $129 AirPods deal is back, while LTE iPad Air tablets are up to $180 off.

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08:15
iPhones 11 Accounted for 69% of Quarter 4 Sales,...

A report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) shows that the iPhone 11/Pro/Pro Max dominated sales for Q4 2019.


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08:12
Martin Luther King Day Marked by Apple and Tim Cook

Apple marked Martin Luther King Day by turning the front page of its website into a tribute to the late civil rights leader.


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07:59
Radiohead's online 'library' hosts...

It's been difficult to track down all things Radiohead on the web for a while. Even though the group recently posted its entire catalog to YouTube, you've still had to search fan sites and other sources for every last little bit of art, video or mer...

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07:45
‘Home Before Dark’ Premiers on Apple TV+ April 3

Apple’s original drama series Home Before Dark will premiere on April 3 and has been already renewed for a second season.


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07:30
California Judge dismisses two key arguments made by...

In December Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Sued former A-Chip Architect Williams III for Breach of Contract relating to an IP Agreement to not Compete with Apple." Williams III asked the court to dismiss key claims by Apple and a California judge dismissed them.

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07:25
NapBot Apple Watch sleep tracker adds iPhone-free...

Apple Watch sleep tracking app NapBot is out today with a big update that brings some handy new features including background tracking so it can work without iPhone, daily notifications, support for all complication types, redesigned Siri watch face card, trend for awake minutes, and more.

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07:17
Samsung names Taemoon Roh as new smartphone chief




Samsung's smartphone division has a new person in charge, with the South Korean electronics giant naming Taemoon Roh as the person in charge of its attempts to take on Apple's iPhone with its Galaxy device lineup.

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06:55
Command the ‘Undead Horde’ as a Necromancer

In most games and other depictions, necromancers are usually the bad guys. But in Undead Horde you get to play as one. Come to think of it, that could still make it the bad guy. Your enemy is the paladin Benevictor, who defeated you and imprisoned you in a cage. But thanks to an unlikely hero you have escaped. Slay the living, then reanimate them as your own soldiers. Upgrade your character with an endless number of weapons, armor, and magical items, and sell and trade your loot for more gear. And the best part about Undead Horde is that it’s one of those “old-fashioned” games without in-app microtransactions. No coins, gold, gems, etc. Just one purchase and you get to play. App Store: US$5.99


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06:54
AA20-020A: Critical Vulnerability in Citrix...

Original release date: January 20, 2020
Summary

On January 19, 2020, Citrix released firmware updates for Citrix Application Delivery Controller (ADC) and Citrix Gateway versions 11.1 and 12.0 to address CVE-2019-19781. Citrix expects to release updates for other vulnerable versions of Citrix ADC, Gateway, and SD-WAN WANOP appliances through January 24, 2020. (See Mitigations for update schedule).[1]

A remote, unauthenticated attacker could exploit CVE-2019-19781 to perform arbitrary code execution.[2] This vulnerability has been detected in exploits in the wild.[3]

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) strongly recommends that all users and administrators upgrade their vulnerable appliances as soon as possible once the appropriate firmware update becomes available.

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06:51
Tim Cook Visits Ireland, Calls for Global Corporate...

Tim Cook visited Ireland today to collect an award from Taoiseach Leo Varadkar for Apple's 40 years of investment in the country. Apple's CEO also met with Irish musician Hozier and Dublin-based game studio WarDucks.

In 2016, the European Commission found that Apple received illegal state aid from Ireland and forced the company to repay 13 billion euros in back taxes. Apple and Ireland are both appealing the ruling. Apple has previously expressed confidence that the ruling "will be overturned" by European courts.

In that regard, Cook today called for global corporate tax reform, telling Reuters and others that Apple "desperately" wants the system to be fair...

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06:51
Discovery shows early galaxies could have very short...

You'd think that galaxies from the young universe would still be thriving, but that's not necessarily the case. Researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute and the National Observatory of Japan have discovered the farthest known dying galaxy (that is, wi...

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06:46
Apple publishes full page tribute to Dr. Martin...

Apple has honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a full-page tribute on its website. It has a photo of the civil rights leader and the following quote: “Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is today. It’s an American federal holiday marking the birthday of the main spokesman for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement. The day is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around King’s birthday (Jan. 15).

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06:46
Apple publishes full page tribute to Dr. Martin...

Apple has honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a full-page tribute on its website. It has a photo of the civil rights leader and the following quote: “Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is today. It’s an American federal holiday marking the birthday of the main spokesman for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement. The day is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around King’s birthday (Jan. 15).

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06:46
Apple publishes full page tribute to Dr. Martin...

Apple has honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a full-page tribute on its website. It has a photo of the civil rights leader and the following quote: “Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is today. It’s an American federal holiday marking the birthday of the main spokesman for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement. The day is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around King’s birthday (Jan. 15).

The post Apple publishes full page tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King appeared first on MacTech.com.

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06:46
Apple publishes full page tribute to Dr. Martin...

Apple has honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a full-page tribute on its website. It has a photo of the civil rights leader and the following quote: “Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is today. It’s an American federal holiday marking the birthday of the main spokesman for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement. The day is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around King’s birthday (Jan. 15).

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06:44
ArtOptimizer for Illustrator adds Preserve Details 2...

Zevrix Solutions has released ArtOptimizer 3.0.8, a feature update to company’s image workflow automation tool for Adobe Illustrator. 

The tool helps users reduce the size of Illustrator links and automate complex image transformations. The software also offers image format and color conversion, batch processing, settings presets, and much more. Version adds support for the Preserve Details 2.0 resampling method  the upscaling technology in Photoshop.

ArtOptimizer can be purchased from the Zevrix website for U.S. $120. Licensed users of earlier versions can upgrade to ArtOptimizer 3 for $60. A demo is  available for download. ArtOptimizer requires macOS 10.8-10.15 and Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop CS6-2020.

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06:44
ArtOptimizer for Illustrator adds Preserve Details 2...

Zevrix Solutions has released ArtOptimizer 3.0.8, a feature update to company’s image workflow automation tool for Adobe Illustrator. 

The tool helps users reduce the size of Illustrator links and automate complex image transformations. The software also offers image format and color conversion, batch processing, settings presets, and much more. Version adds support for the Preserve Details 2.0 resampling method  the upscaling technology in Photoshop.

ArtOptimizer can be purchased from the Zevrix website for U.S. $120. Licensed users of earlier versions can upgrade to ArtOptimizer 3 for $60. A demo is  available for download. ArtOptimizer requires macOS 10.8-10.15 and Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop CS6-2020.

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06:44
ArtOptimizer for Illustrator adds Preserve Details 2...

Zevrix Solutions has released ArtOptimizer 3.0.8, a feature update to company’s image workflow automation tool for Adobe Illustrator. 

The tool helps users reduce the size of Illustrator links and automate complex image transformations. The software also offers image format and color conversion, batch processing, settings presets, and much more. Version adds support for the Preserve Details 2.0 resampling method  the upscaling technology in Photoshop.

ArtOptimizer can be purchased from the Zevrix website for U.S. $120. Licensed users of earlier versions can upgrade to ArtOptimizer 3 for $60. A demo is  available for download. ArtOptimizer requires macOS 10.8-10.15 and Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop CS6-2020.

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06:44
ArtOptimizer for Illustrator adds Preserve Details 2...

Zevrix Solutions has released ArtOptimizer 3.0.8, a feature update to company’s image workflow automation tool for Adobe Illustrator. 

The tool helps users reduce the size of Illustrator links and automate complex image transformations. The software also offers image format and color conversion, batch processing, settings presets, and much more. Version adds support for the Preserve Details 2.0 resampling method  the upscaling technology in Photoshop.

ArtOptimizer can be purchased from the Zevrix website for U.S. $120. Licensed users of earlier versions can upgrade to ArtOptimizer 3 for $60. A demo is  available for download. ArtOptimizer requires macOS 10.8-10.15 and Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop CS6-2020.

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06:43
Police video shows Cellebrite device in action, says...

The police service in Scotland has posted a video showing a Cellebrite device in action, accessing text messages, photos, and calendar entries from a smartphone. The same device is used by many US law enforcement agencies

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06:42
Apple CEO Calls For Global Corporate Tax System...

Everyone knows that the global corporate tax system needs to be overhauled, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said on Monday, backing changes to global rules that are currently under consideration. From a report: The growth of internet giants such as Apple has pushed international tax rules to the limit, prompting the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to pursue global reforms over where multinational firms should be taxed. The reforms being examined center around the booking of profits by multinational firms in low-tax countries such as Ireland where they have bases -- and where Cook was speaking on Monday -- rather than where most of their customers are.

"I think logically everybody knows it needs to be rehauled, I would certainly be the last person to say that the current system or the past system was the perfect system. I'm hopeful and optimistic that they (the OECD) will find something," Cook said. "It's very complex to know how to tax a...

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06:38
Analyst CIRP Claims that Apple's iPhone 11 line...

Today a report by the Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), provided analysis of the results from its research on Apple, Inc. for the fiscal quarter that ended December 28, 2019.

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06:35
iPhone 11/11 Pro/Pro Max models account for 69% of U...

Consumer Intelligence Research Partners has released analysis of the results from its research on Apple for the fiscal quarter that ended December 28, 2019.

CIRP finds that the new iPhone 11 and 11 Pro/Pro Max models accounted for 69% of U.S iPhone sales during the quarter ending December 2019. iPhone 11 accounted for 39% of US iPhone sales during the quarter.

“The latest iPhone models represent over two-thirds of sales in the quarter,” says Josh Lowitz, CIRP Partner and Co-Founder. “And, iPhone 11 accounted for over half of that share, with 39% of total sales. It’s now the leading model in the product line. At the same time, iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max each grabbed meaningful share, both at 15%. The iPhone XR, released in 2018, ushered in a new size profile, and remains popular at its reduced price. A year ago, iPhone XR dominated the quarter like iPhone 11 this year. The then-new iPhone XS and XS Max...

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06:27
Apple posts tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King

Apple has honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a full-page tribute on its website. It has a photo of the civil rights leader and the following quote:

Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is today. It’s an American federal holiday marking the birthday of the main spokesman for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement. The day is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around King's birthday (Jan. 15).

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06:22
Ex-Apple exec’s request to get breach-of-contract...

An ex-Apple exec who worked on the chips that power iPhones and iPads has had a request to toss a breach-of-contract lawsuit brought by the company rejected by the court in a tentative ruling, reports Bloomberg.

Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Mark Pierce said the law doesn't permit an employee "to plan and prepare to create a competitive enterprise prior to termination if the employee does so on their employer's time and with the employer's resources." 

In December 2019, Apple sued Gerald Williams III (pictured), the former chief architect of its iPhone and iPad microprocessors, who in February quit to co-found a data-center chip design biz, reported The Register.

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06:15
Logitech Control Center 3.9.11 - Keyboard, mouse,...

Logitech Control Center (LCC) is designed to support OS X and allows you to take full advantage of your Logitech keyboard, mouse, or trackball. With the LCC you can:

  • Browse the Internet using dedicated keys that provide one-touch access to your favorite sites.
  • Launch your email application by pressing a button.
  • Play music and control the system speaker using built-in buttons.
  • Open frequently used items, such as documents, folders, and applications with a single keystroke.
  • Scroll in windows of applications built for OS X. You can scroll up and down with a single keystroke or wheel movement.
  • Switch between open applications.
  • Show contextual menus with a single mouse click.
  • Simulate keystrokes to provide shortcuts to commands you use regularly.
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06:13
Jennifer Aniston wins SAG Award for Apple TV+’s ‘The...

Apple TV+’s The Morning Show is doing well this awards season. At Sunday's 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles Jennifer Aniston won an SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for her leading role as morning news anchor Alex Levy in the series.

Apple TV+’s The Morning Show was nominated for three Golden Globe awards: best TV drama series and best actress for both Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. Billy Crudrup was also nominated as best supporting actor by the The Critics Choice Association. Crudup also won a 2020 Critics' Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series 

The Morning Show is described as "an inside look at the lives of the people who help America wake up in the morning, exploring the unique challenges faced by the women and men who carry out this daily televised ritual.

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06:00
Back to the Future with the Stylish Bastron B10...

Want a keyboard that looks like it was sent back in time from 2050? Bastron’s B10 Wired Glass Touch Keyboard is a futuristic looking touch keyboard that is astonishing both in its looks and in its silent operation. We have this amazing piece of technology on sale today - the B10 usually sells for $299, but you can pick it up for just $239.

With touch-sensitive key controls and an integrated touchpad, this keyboard will give you efficient performance while being the coolest, sleekest looking keyboard on the block. It's built with a high-quality aluminum alloy case and tempered glass material so it's not as fragile as it may look. 

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05:54
As the Debate over a Digital Tax heats up, Apple...

On the 7th of January France and the United States had given themselves 15 days to settle a dispute over the taxation of digital companies. As the debate heats up, Apple's CEO states that he thinks that the Global Tax system ...

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05:54
Adobe Photoshop 21.0.2 - Professional image editor.

You can download Photoshop for Mac as a part of Creative Cloud for only $20.99/month (or $9.99/month if you have purchased an earlier software version).

Adobe Photoshop remains the gold standard in the photo-editing software used by thousands of creative individuals worldwide. Enhance images and create the graphic design in a user-friendly digital studio with an extensive suite of retouching tools.

Features

Easier masking with a new frame tool

Enjoy simpler and faster masking using a new frame tool. Easily place shapes and text into placeholder frames and fill them with images. To create elliptical or rectangular shapes, choose the Frame Tool + "K."

You can place an image into a frame by dragging an Adobe Stock asset, choosing a library asset from the Libraries toolbar, or uploading it from a local disk. The framed pictures are always placed as Smart Objects so as you can scale them...

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05:54
Apple versus chip engineer: Apple wins two pre-trial...

The Apple versus chip engineer court battle has begun, with a judge ruling on pre-trial motions from both sides.

Apple is suing Gerard Williams III for breach of contract after he left Apple in March of last year and set up his own chip company. Williams is credited with leading the development of all the A-series processors from the A7 chip in the iPhone 5s in 2013 through to the A12X chip used in the current iPad Pro range…

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05:46
Report: iPhone 11 and 11 Pro models make up 69% of...

The latest sales research report from CIRP suggests that the iPhone 11 series has been well-received, with the combination of iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max accounting for 69% of all iPhones sold in the United States between October and December 2019.

Unsurprisingly, the cheaper iPhone 11 was most popular, accounting for 39% of all iPhones sold. The year-old iPhone XR also continues to sell well at its newly-reduced $599 price point.

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05:34
Taking a Slofie in a Whiteout

Apple introduced the Slofie – the slow-motion selfie, on the iPhone 11. The company even moved to trademark the phrase! It shared a short new video showing how the tool can be used in skiing, in a whiteout.


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05:26
Cook urges for global corporate tax reform during...




Changes need to be made to corporate tax systems around the world to make it fairer, Apple CEO Tim Cook urged while backing calls for a global reform of rules dictating how multinational companies pay taxes on profits.

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05:25
Google CEO Sundar Pichai calls for 'sensible...

Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai takes his sweet time getting to the point in a new Financial Times editorial. But when he gets there, he leaves little room for interpretation: "...there is no question in my mind that artificial intelligence nee...

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05:21
Tim Cook in Ireland to collect award, says global...

Tim Cook is in Ireland to receive an award in recognition of Apple’s 40 years of investment in Ireland. Apple’s CEO is set to collect that award from prime minister Leo Varadkar.

While there, Cook indirectly addressed criticism of Apple’s use of Ireland as its European HQ in order to reduce its tax bill in Europe…

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05:00
Court allows Apple's lawsuit against former...




Apple's breach-of-contract lawsuit against ex-employee and Nuvia founder Gerard Williams III can now go ahead after a judge rejected a request to dismiss the case.

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05:00
Apple patent involves a lens attachment system for...

I’m skeptical that Apple will ever make its own accessory lenses for the iPhone or iPad, but you never know. The tech giant has been granted a patent (number 10,534,154) for “interlock arrangement for attaching a lens barrel to a lens carrier” that will, at least, make it easier for third parties to make photographic accessories for iOS and iPad OS devices.

In the patent filing info, Apple notes that the advent of small, mobile multipurpose devices such as smartphones and tablet or pad devices has resulted in a need for high-resolution, small form factor cameras for integration in the devices. Some small form factor cameras may include a lens barrel that is threaded so that it can be fastened to another camera component. 

What’s more, some small form factor cameras may include a lens barrel that is bonded to another camera component using an adhesive. Apple says that in some such designs, the bond between the lens barrel and the other camera...

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04:45
The Morning After: Apple teams up with the creator...

Hey, good morning! Apple is here to remind you that its TV+ service is still here. Ahead of a SAG award to Jennifer Aniston for her part in the streaming service's flagship series, The Morning Show, Apple has announced its latest addition: a musical...

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04:40
Jennifer Aniston is surprise winner of SAG award for...

Jennifer Aniston last won the Screen Actor’s Guild (SAG) award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series, for her portrayal of Alex Levy in The Morning Show.

She was up against four other actors for the award: Olivia Colman (The Crown), Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown), Jodie Comer (Killing Eve), and Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale) …

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04:40
Jennifer Aniston Wins for Best Actress in 'The...

Last week Billy Crudup won for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for the Apple TV+ Series "The Morning Show." A week later and Jennifer Aniston received the Actor for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for her performance as Alex Levy in the Apple' TV+ Series "The Morning Show."

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04:30
Cool Stuff Found and Your Questions Answered – Mac...

You like Cool Stuff Found? Good! So do your two favorite geeks. Listen as John and Dave begin this episode sharing you – and their – new finds over the past couple of weeks. Apps, utilities, gizmos, and gadgets to help you truly increase your enjoyment and productivity with your technology. Then, of course, questions! Listen to answers to your (and other listeners’) questions about migrating drives, software subscriptions, Catalina Mail, Photos, APFS, and more. It’s all about having fun and learning five new things in the process, folks!


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04:15
Nighthawk for Twitter review: Barebones mobile app...

Team Nighthawk

Nighthawk’s so-called “Smart Feed” offers a cleaner view of your Twitter timeline in chronological order without ads or sponsored posts.

To read this article in full, please click here

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04:05
FBI seizes site dedicated to selling data breach...

Following an international operation, the FBI has seized and shut down a website called WeLeakInfo that sold private user data from over 10,000 data breaches. As part of the operation, police in the Netherlands and Northern Ireland arrested two 22-ye...

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04:04
Apple Gains Footing in Court Feud With Former iPhone...

A former Apple executive who worked on the chips that power iPhones and iPads has had a request to toss a breach-of-contract lawsuit brought by the company rejected by the court in a tentative ruling.

Last August, Apple sued its former A-series chip lead, Gerard Williams III, for breach of employment contract. Williams was the lead designer of Apple's custom ‌iPhone‌ and ‌iPad‌ chips from the A7 to A12X, before he departed the company in March 2019 to start his own chip company, Nuvia Inc, with two other former Apple chip executives.

Apple accuses him of breaching the contract because it barred him from planning or...

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04:02
Apple once more dedicates homepage to celebrating...

In what is now an annual tradition, Apple has dedicated its homepage at apple.com to celebrating Martin Luther King Jr Day.

Each year, Apple chooses a one-sentence quote, which this year is:

Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.

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03:51
Jennifer Aniston Triumphs at SAG Awards For ‘The...

SAG named Jennifer Aniston best actress for her performance in The Morning Show, while Steve Carell and Billy Crudup were also nominated.


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03:30
Amarey A980 robot vacuum review: Pet hair is no...

This inexpensive mapping robot vacuum is a fantastic option for animal owners.

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03:30
Best robot vacuums: We name the most effective...

Vacuuming is one of the most hated household chores. Here are your best choices for outsourcing it to some automated help.

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03:15
How to clone a macOS Catalina drive

Until macOS 10.15 Catalina, Mac users knew: their startup volume was a single volume, just as it appeared! (Okay, for Fusion drive users, there are two physical drives managed by software to appear as a single “disk drive,” but that’s separate from the data organization that is a volume on a drive.)

As I wrote a couple of months ago, Apple relies on a feature in APFS (Apple File System) called “volume group.” This allows macOS to link together two separate volumes to appear as a single drive. Apple chose this method as a way to enhance security, putting read-only system files on one volume and your changeable data, home directory, preference files, and all the rest on another.

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03:08
Apple, Tim Cook honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.




Apple has replaced the regular home page on its website with a full-screen tribute to civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and CEO Tim Cook has again tweeted a quote from the man.

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03:00
Apple patent indicates work on eye detection system...

A recently published Apple patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office indicates that Apple may be working on a feature to prevent display burn-in and help save your peepers.

The feature seems to be geared towards augmented reality or mixed reality headsets, as noted here:

Apple’s patent application relates to an eye monitoring system built into the frame support system of a headset designed to detect eye saccades and eye blinks and then make needed adjustments to the eye displays in realtime without the user even knowing this is occurring in the background. Saccades are fast, jerky and mostly ballistic eye rotations. Humans make several saccadic eye movements per second to utilize this highest-resolution part of the retina to look at the object of interest.

As always, patents don’t necessarily show Apple’s direct product path, but hey help show what the company may be working on.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available....

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02:29
Jennifer Aniston wins Screen Actors Guild award for...




Apple TV+ drama "The Morning Show" has earned an award from the Screen Actors Guild for Jennifer Aniston's performance, marking the second win for the series.

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01:59
WhatsApp 0.4.315 - Desktop client for WhatsApp...

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



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01:54
Apple and Tim Cook Commemorate Dr. Martin Luther...

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States, an annual federal holiday commemorating the American civil rights movement leader.

Apple today honored the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a full-page tribute on its website. A photo of Dr. King is accompanied by an iconic quote of his: "Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."

On Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook commemorated Martin Luther King Jr. Day in a follow-up tweet.

"I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.” Let us all be so audacious, and work to make MLK’s dream a reality for us all.

— ‌Tim Cook‌ (@tim_cook) January 20,...

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01:47
Samsung appoints Roh Tae-moon as its new smartphone...

Samsung Electronics has named Roh Tae-moon CEO of its key smartphone division, according to Bloomberg. He'll take over the position from DJ Koh, who will continue to head up Samsung's IT and mobile and communication arms. Roh is Samsung's third CEO i...

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00:01
iPhone: How to delete iCloud backups

Want to get rid of an old iCloud backup or hit the reset button and start over fresh? Follow along for how to delete iCloud backups on iPhone and iPad.

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Sunday January 19

23:45
Jennifer Aniston lands Apple TV+ a SAG award for...

Jennifer Aniston won the Screen Actor's Guild (SAG) award for best female actor in a drama series (The Morning Show). That netted Apple TV Plus a second major awards season prize after its breakthrough Critic's Choice win. Pundits expected the SAG pr...

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23:42
Stacks 4.0.4 - New way to create pages in...

Stacks is a new way to create pages in RapidWeaver. It's a plugin designed to combine drag-and-drop simplicity with the power of fluid layout.

Features

  • Fluid Layout: Stacks lets you build pages that flow text to the dimensions of a theme even if the theme has a variable width. You can build flowing columns, flexible rows, and tiles of images.
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  • Pros Welcome: Because Stacks builds layout with...
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20:33
ESA opens plant that turns moondust into oxygen

If humans are going to have a long-term presence on the Moon, they're going to need breathable air and rocket fuel -- and the ESA might just have a way to create both using the Moon itself. The agency is running a prototype plant that converts moond...

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20:00
Jennifer Aniston Wins SAG Award for Outstanding...

It has been a big week for Apple TV+ news, with release dates announced for several upcoming series, a multi-year agreement with actress and producer Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and now a major award win.

At the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles tonight, actress Jennifer Aniston won an SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for her leading role as morning news anchor Alex Levy in the Apple TV+ series "The Morning Show."

This is the first SAG Award that Aniston has won on an individual basis. Her last SAG Award came in 1996 for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series alongside her "Friends" cast members. She beat out Helena Bonham Carter ("The Crown"), Olivia Colman ("The Crown"), Jodie Comer ("Killing Eve") and...

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18:34
Opera accused of offering predatory loans through...

Opera has frequently tried to claim the moral high ground in the web browser world, but it's being accused of using its side projects for far less virtuous behavior. Hindenburg Research has published a report alleging that Opera is running four Andr...

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17:39
Apple has announced details about several of its...

Apple has announced details about lots of its Apple TV+ series:

“Defending Jacob,” a character-driven thriller based on the 2012 New York Times best-selling novel of the same name by William Landay, will premiere its first three episodes exclusively on Apple TV+ starting Friday, April 24, and new episodes will premiere weekly thereafter every Friday.

Starring Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery, Jaeden Martell, Cherry Jones, Pablo Schreiber, Betty Gabriel and Sakina Jaffrey, “Defending Jacob” is a limited drama series that unfolds around a shocking crime that rocks a small Massachusetts town, and follows an assistant district attorney who finds himself torn between his sworn duty to uphold justice and his unconditional love for his son.

"Defending Jacob” is produced by Paramount Television Studios and Anonymous Content, and created, written and executive produced by Mark Bomback, who also serves as showrunner. The...

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17:29
Apple Announces Release Dates for Several Upcoming...

Apple today shared release dates for several of its upcoming Apple TV+ shows that are set to launch during the spring and summer of 2020, and offered first looks at some of the content.

"Amazing Stories," a sci-fi anthology series executive produced by Steven Spielberg, is set to premiere on Friday, March 6. "Amazing Stories," which is a reimagining of the original 1980s series, was one of the first shows that Apple picked up for ‌Apple TV‌+.

The show will focus on a new topic each episode, similar to "Black Mirror" and "Twilight Zone." Apple says that each episode of the series will "transport the audience to worlds of wonder through the lens of today's most imaginative filmmakers,...

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17:00
Apple Shares New 'Slofie' Videos...

Apple today shared two new "slofie" videos taken using the slow-motion capture feature of the front-facing camera of the iPhone and iPhone 11 Pro.

The two short videos, called "Backflip" and "Whiteout," feature slow motion selfie videos captured by professional snowboarders.

Apple's iPhones have long had a "slo-mo" slow motion video feature for capturing slow motion content with the rear camera, but with the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro, slow motion capabilities were also added to the front-facing camera, enabling "slofies."

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16:25
Huawei will use TomTom for maps now that it's...

Now that Huawei is effectively cut off from Google, how is going to provide navigation on its phones? By finding a non-American partner, of course. TomTom has revealed that it struck a deal with Huawei to provide maps, navigation and traffic data f...

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15:05
New Apple iPhone 11 ads show off Slofies on a...




Apple premiered two new iPhone 11 ads on Sunday, showing off the Slofie feature in the hands of a pro snowboarder.

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15:04
Elon Musk expects SpaceX's first crewed mission...

Now that SpaceX has completed Crew Dragon's in-flight launch escape test, when can you expect a mission with humans aboard? At last, the company has a more specific answer than early 2020. Company chief Elon Musk told attendees at a post-test confe...

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14:27
∞ Watching The Princess Bride the very first time

Twitter user @uzbadyubi has never seen the classic film, Princess Bride. So they took to Twitter to livestream their reaction to it and it is comedy gold.

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14:18
∞ New Apple TV+ content announced

Apple is attending the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour and has announced several new programs.

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14:04
Apple highlights iPhone 11 ‘slofie’ feature in...

Apple continues to promote the “slofie” feature of iPhone 11. The company has shared two new advertisements for the feature on YouTube today, highlighting the slo-mo selfie capabilities of the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro.

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13:48
Apple unveils animated musical series from the...

Apple is determined to pump up its TV+ service mere hours before the Screen Actors Guild Awards. It started by unveiling Central Park, an animated musical comedy series from Bob's Burgers creator Loren Bouchard, fellow BB producer Nora Smith and Froz...

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13:47
Apple reveals release dates for 'Amazing...




Apple has provided the first real information on "Defending Jacob," and "Central Park," and has revealed early 2020 release dates for the upcoming Apple TV+ shows "Amazing Stories," "Trying," and "Home."

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13:24
Apple sets up new office in Germany

Apple will be opening a new office in Munich, Germany at the ‘Karl’ building. Completion date is expected to be in 2021 and will house around 1,500 employees.

Suddeuthsche Zeitung reports that just a few months ago Tim Cook, Apple CEO met with Clemens Baumgartner and visited the Bavarian Design Center during Oktoberfest.

David Chipperfield, British architect will be designing the Karl building on Karlstrasse and former Mahag site. Apple will be renting out the whole 30,000 sq meters but didn’t comment on how the office space will be used.

Among the many things our Bavarian Design Center team works on are the silicon chips that improve battery life. Thanks to our teams here in Munich for their superb engineering and attention to...

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13:24
Apple sends customers reminders to activate their...

Those who recently bought an iPhone, iPad, Apple TV or Mac will be getting push notifications to redeem their free 1-year Apple TV+ subscription. Emails that have the same message are being sent as well.

Customers can activate their free trial within 3 months after purchasing eligible Apple devices. The promotion window starts September 10, i.e., if you bought an iPad today then the promo is good until April.

Activating the Apple TV+ offer will set the subscription to auto-renew; after the 12 months is up, the user will be charged $4.99 per month. Canceling the subscription will end the promo, and if you change your mind you will need to pay the monthly fee.

The exact date of when the free trial ends can be seen when you go to your Apple ID subscriptions. Head to Settings, then (your name) and go to Subscriptions on the iPad and iPhone.

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13:23
Apple to create new docuseries featuring Oprah,...

A new docuseries, entitled ‘Dear…’ will be released for the Apple TV+ platform. The show focuses on famous people and their ‘cinematic and inventive approach’ as revealed by people who were touched and expressed in letters.

‘Dear…’ will have ten episodes in total and is set to debut during springtime. The show will feature popular figures such as Stevie Wonder, Oprah Winfrey, Spike Lee, Misty Copeland, Aly Raisman, Yara Shahidi, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Gloria Steinem, and others.

The premise of ‘Dear…’ was inspired by the ‘Dear Apple’ campaign where Apple Watch users ‘read’ letters on how the smartwatch changed their lives for the better. RJ Cutler is the creator of the campaign, who’s also known for ‘The...

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13:22
Apple AirPods are now on sale with a sweet deal

Good news for those who haven’t gotten the AirPods Pro, or an AirPods up until now. The Apple AirPods latest model with charging case is down to just $129 from its usual price of $169. That’s a huge $30 discount on one of Apple’s best-selling products right now.

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13:14
Get 98% off on the Rethink files 2TB cloud storage

iLounge has a special deal on the Rethink Files 2TB Cloud Storage + Organization, which allows you to enjoy a centralized hub where you can transfer files on all your devices with ease.

Forget setting up hardware so you can get a network up and running- Rethink is a great universal file manager when you need to shuttle files to and from your devices. No matter whether you’re transferring from your iPhone to your Mac, Android tablet or laptop computer, Rethink does this under a single cohesive interface.

Rethink Files 2TB Cloud Storage + Organization

You get a 2TB cloud storage space that’s compatible with Outlook, OneDrive and others, and the latest 256-bit encryption to ensure absolute privacy. Even files from your apps may be accessed and sent to any device!

Rethink has a 3, 5 and 10-year subscription plan that costs $935.28, $1,558.80 and $3,117.60, respectively. We at iLounge are giving Rethink Files 2TB Cloud Storage + Organization away for just $...

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13:12
Apple TV+ sets release date for Defending Jacob...

Apple today announced the release date for its highly-anticipated limited series starring Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery and more. Defending Jacob debuts April 24 on Apple TV+.

The show tells the story of a father who is dealing with the aftermath of his teenage son being accused of murder. It is based off a novel of the same name.

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13:04
Anker SoundBuds Slim Bluetooth earbuds drops to $19

Bluetooth earbuds that have wires are more visible than their wireless counterparts and thus, you won’t be able to lose them as much. For those who are on a budget, you can grab the Anker SoundBuds Slim Bluetooth Headphones for cheap.

Today, the SoundBuds Bluetooth Earbuds are down to just $19.99 from its original price of $26 on Amazon. That’s a $6 discount you can use for other things.

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12:59
Kings of the Castle: Now available on Apple Arcade

Apple Arcade has gained a new addition today in ‘Kings of the Castle’, a first-person adventure game that has you jumping, running and going over obstacles to try and rescue the prince. The family-friendly game supports up to four players for multiplayer enjoyment.

Kings of the Castle on Apple Arcade

‘Kings of the Castle’ can be downloaded by going to the App Store and into the Apple Arcade section.

Apple has promised new games and updates each month for its subscription-based gaming service. Currently, Apple Arcade has more than 100 titles for playing on the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, and Mac.

The games are exclusive only to Apple Arcade users and don’t have any in-app purchases or ads to mar the experience. The most recent additions include ‘No Way Home’, ‘Doomsday...

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12:55
Upcoming Apple TV+ Earth Day film to be narrated by...

Apple has cast Meryl Streep to narrate its Earth Day animated film on the Apple TV+ platform. On April 17, Apple TV+ will feature a 36-minute animated film about a young child who visits the ‘Museum of Everything’ and learns more about Earth in the process.

Apple TV+ Earth Day

Here We Are- Notes for Living on Planet Earth is based on NY Times bestseller from Jeffers. The short film will also have voices from Jacob Tremblay, Ruth Negga and Chris O’Dowd. April 22 marks the official Earth Day date for this year.

Apple TV+ is Apple’s subscription platform that features exclusive content such as ‘The Morning Show’, ‘Truth Be Told’, ‘Servant’, ‘See’ and others. Upcoming shows include ‘Mythic Quest- Raven’s Banquet’ ‘Little America’ and ‘Severance’ Apple TV+ costs $4.99 a month but owners of new iPhones, iPads...

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12:53
Asphalt 9 Legends is now available on Mac

Asphalt 9 Legends has been ported over to the Mac platform via the Mac Catalyst app and can now be downloaded at the Mac App Store. The first time we saw Catalyst was during the June WWDC alongside macOS Catalina.

Back then, game developer Gameloft mentioned that Asphalt 9 will be delayed to further ‘polish’ the experience for a few months. Now, it’s available for Mac users and race enthusiasts. Those who already have saved for the game on their iPhone or iPad can continue on the Mac, thanks to the cross-platform capabilities of the Catalyst app.

Asphalt 9 Legends

Content is the same as with the iOS version and Sign in with Apple is supported. Gameloft mentioned that game parity will be consistent among Apple devices, which means they will be updated at the same time.

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12:35
Facebook says glitch led to rude translation of...

Facebook is learning first-hand about the limitations of modern translation technology. The social media firm has apologized after people discovered that that translating Chinese President Xi Jinping's name from Burmese to English led to him being c...

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12:20
Apple announces release date for Steven Spielberg’s...

Following the news of Home Before Dark, Apple has also announced the release date for its first TV+ project with Steven Spielberg, the remake of Amazing Stories. Five episodes will be released on March 6.

Amazing Stories includes the final performance of Robert Forster, who passed away in October. Apple also today announced that its first British TV production, called ‘Trying’, will debut May 1 on its streaming service.

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11:24
Apple TV+ show 'Home Before Dark' debuts...




Apple announced the debut of a new Apple TV+ drama called "Home Before Dark" during its Television Critics Association panel on Sunday.

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11:16
Leica's M10 Monochrom is devoted to black-and-...

Leica is giving its Monochrom cameras a much-needed upgrade, and it's good news if you're a big fan of black-and-white photography... provided you're willing to pay the price. The company has introduced an M10 Monochrom that's superficially based on...

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10:00
Why your new smart home devices won't work, and...

By Rachel Cericola

This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full blog why your brand-new smart ho...

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09:56
Apple TV+ announces Home Before Dark drama...

As part of the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, Apple today announced that its original drama series Home Before Dark will premiere on April 3rd, on its Apple TV+ streaming service.

The show is inspired by the true story of reporter Hilde Lysiak, who broke the story of a murder in her town aged 11.

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09:15
What macOS Catalina's 'Relocated Items...




There are files taking up space on your Mac that, since updating to macOS Catalina, you simply can't use. Here's why you've got them and when they should be deleted.

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09:10
Amazon's $899 MacBook Air deal is back




Shoppers looking for the best deal on Apple's thin and light MacBook Air can save $200 instantly at Amazon with special in-cart savings while supplies last.

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08:30
After Math: All the shows (and games) fit to stream...

It was a big week for broadcasters and their associated streaming services, with studios announcing which shows would be returning and which would be relegated to the dustbin of television history. Steve Martin and Martin Short will be starring in a...

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07:42
SpaceX successfully completes Crew Dragon launch...

SpaceX just completed a major milestone in its quest to carry humans to orbit. The private spaceflight firm has successfully conducted an in-flight test of Crew Dragon's launch escape system, with the capsule jettisoning itself from the Falcon 9 rock...

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07:34
This week’s top stories: Apple vs the FBI, macOS Pro...

In this week’s top stories: Apple stands firm against the FBI, new MacBook Pro evidence, what to expect from Apple in 2020, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest news.
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07:04
How to remove home screen trailers from Apple TV

By default, the Apple TV plays full-screen trailers of shows from Apple TV+ and other sources on the home screen. However, you can disable it. Here’s how.

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06:36
Instagram drops IGTV button as the platform...

Instagram has made several different attempts at growing usage of its IGTV platform, including a pinned IGTV icon at the top of your Instagram feed. As it turns out, that IGTV button wasn’t doing much to drive users towards IGTV, and Facebook has now made the decision to remove it.

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06:00
Feature Request: Apple Music ‘Kids’ Mode’ to...

I’ve been an Apple Music subscriber since day one when it launched in 2015. Despite times of flirting with Spotify, the easy access with all my Apple devices, a familiar interface, and iCloud Music Library (for my custom live music), Apple Music has always been home for my family. If you’d told me in 2005 that we’d be paying $14.99 per month for my entire family to access virtually all the music in the world, I would have thought you were crazy. Apple Music’s family plan is one of the best deals of any service around. As we look ahead to iOS 14 and 2020, I do have a straightforward feature request. I want Apple to build an Apple Music ‘Kids’ Mode’ to preserve For You and Replay results....

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04:38
Crime blotter: High-level crime allegations in...




The likes of Lev Parnas, Harvey Weinstein and George Nader all got into trouble with the iPhones this week, plus one man tried to cover his tracks by selling stolen Apple Watches on his mother's Facebook page.

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04:22
OmniFocus 3.4.6 - GTD task manager with iOS...

OmniFocus is an organizer app. It uses projects to organize tasks naturally, and then add tags to organize across projects. Easily enter tasks when you’re on the go, and process them when you have time. Tap the Forecast view - which shows both tasks and calendar events - to get a handle on your day. Use the Review perspective to keep your projects and tasks on track.

Use OmniFocus to accomplish more every day. Create projects and tasks, organize them with tags, focus on what you can do right now - and get stuff done. Then let our free syncing system make sure you data is the same on every Mac. (And on OmniFocus for iOS, available separately.) Because your data is encrypted, it’s safe in the cloud.

OmniFocus comes in two feature levels: Standard, available for $49.99; and Pro, available for $99.99.



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03:12
Behringer clones more well-known synths from Moog...

Behringer isn't about to slow down in its effort to clone classic synths. The company has introduced two more not-so-subtle modernizations, headlined by the System 55 Modular Synthesizer (above). The Eurorack-friendly design includes more than 20 r...

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02:08
Amazon-owned Woot knocks up to $510 off 12.9-inch...




Today only, Woot is discounting Apple's latest 12.9-inch iPad Pro by up to $510, with prices as low as $669. With three capacities to choose from, these deals deliver steep savings while supplies last.

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Saturday January 18

20:01
Apple TV+ documentary series will profile Oprah, Lin...

Apple is leaning even further into documentaries than you might have expected. The company has unveiled plans for a Dear... Apple TV+ documentary series that, in an odd (if logical) twist, will use the "Dear Apple" ads as inspiration for the basic f...

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17:59
Instagram removes the IGTV button you weren't...

Instagram's IGTV was supposed to usher in a new era for video in the social network, but that's not quite how it panned out. And now, the company is tempering its expectations. A Facebook spokesperson has confirmed to TechCrunch that Instagram is r...

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16:40
Lexus imagines space vehicles for humans on the Moon

If humanity ever ends up living on the Moon, what would the vehicles be like? According to Lexus, they'd be sleek, shiny and wouldn't look out of place in a sci-fi flick. The European Advanced Design Studio for Lexus and Toyota, the brand's parent co...

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15:18
Spotify may be in talks to buy culture outlet The...

Spotify might be making one of its biggest moves yet in its bid to conquer the podcasting world. Wall Street Journal sources say the streaming company is in "early" talks to acquire The Ringer, the sports- and pop culture-oriented outlet founded by...

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14:29
Tim Cook reveals surprise behind the scenes look at...




In a Tweet on Saturday Apple CEO Tim Cook shared a new behind the scenes look at the making of "Little America."

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14:03
Boeing finds another software flaw that might delay...

Boeing is dealing with another 737 Max software flaw that could prevent the troubled aircraft from returning to the skies, but this time it's not a safety issue. The company has confirmed that it's fixing a flaw preventing the 737 Max's flight contr...

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12:45
Law enforcement is using a facial recognition app...

You may have good reason to be worried that police use of facial recognition might erode your privacy -- many departments are already using software with serious privacy concerns. The New York Times has learned that over 600 law enforcement agencies...

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11:32
Microsoft will fix an Internet Explorer security...

Mozilla isn't the only one grappling with a serious web browser security flaw. Microsoft has confirmed to TechCrunch that it will fix an Internet Explorer security exploit already being used for "limited targeted attacks." The vulnerability lets...

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11:22
Northeast Mississippi Community College named an...

Northeast Mississippi Community College has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School – a prestigious designation achieved by only seven other colleges and universities in the country, reports the Daily Journal.

Apple Distinguished Schools are, in Apple’s words, "centers of leadership and educational excellence that demonstrate Apple’s vision for learning with technology.” There are 470 such schools in 34 countries,

Again, per Apple: “Apple Distinguished Schools readily share their achievements by collaborating with Apple teams to host on site educator visits. At these events, school leaders demonstrate their vision for learning with Apple technology, and educators showcase best practices for using iPad, Mac, apps, Multi-Touch books, and other digital materials...

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11:05
Latest Apple Distinguished School is Northeast...




The Northeast Mississippi Community College was named one of only a handful of Apple Distinguished Schools, marking only the eighth college or university to receive the designation.

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10:42
A Prominent Tech site claims that the EU Commission...

A new report by the Verge yesterday afternoon begins this way: "You might have read headlines today about how the EU is looking to force Apple to ditch the Lightning cable. That’s not really true." Yet that flies in the face of Apple's formal response to the EU Commission.

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10:14
Amazon may offer hand recognition payments to other...

Amazon's rumored hand recognition payment tech might be useful beyond paying for produce at Whole Foods. Wall Street Journal sources say the company is developing hand-based checkout terminals that it would sell to "coffee shops, fast-food restauran...

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09:30
Ask Engadget: What tech can help me survive a trade...

This week's question asks about technology that can make a massive trade show a lot easier. Weigh in with your advice in the comments -- and feel free to send your own questions along to ask@engadget.com!

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09:09
Apple Publishes its Worldwide National Security...

Yesterday Apple published its biannual transparency report that reveals its FISA figures for the first-half of 2019 which translates to how many requests were made worldwide by governments for user data. The data covers the time period of Jan. 1 and June 30, 2019. The timing of the release of this data is interesting considering that on Monday Attorney General William Barr, supported by the Director of the FBI, clarified that 'Apple had not given any substantive assistance' in the Shooting Case in Pensacola Florida.

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08:07
US, China have made the most user data requests,...




Apple's latest a biannual transparency report detailing government and private party requests is here, and details many requests related to criminal activity and fraud.

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08:07
As Apple prepares original podcasts, Spotify...

Spotify has been doubling down on its podcast efforts recently, a move that it hopes will increase retention of existing users and draw more users from competitors. The Wall Street Journal now reports that Spotify is in “early talks” to acquire the sports and pop-culture outlet the “Ringer.”

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08:00
Hitting the Books: Hackers can convince your IoT...

Welcome to Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we've done the hard work for you by scouring the internet for the most interesting, thought provoking books on science and technology we can find and...

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07:22
AirPods Pro firmware update improved sound accuracy...

Apple often rolls out background software updates to its truly wireless earbuds like AirPods and AirPods Pro. Usually, these updates focus on minor bug fixes, but a recent AirPods Pro update appears to have made some notable changes to sound quality and noise cancellation.

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07:00
Making the Grade: Sora is the solution for K-12...

One of the biggest disappointments of the 2010s for me in education was the K-12 digital book market never evolved into much of anything with Apple, Amazon, or Google. They have little leverage with textbook publishers, and in reality, there is very little money to be made for the big technology publishers without making a few acquisitions. When Apple announced digital textbook support back in 2012, they had high hopes, but sadly, not much came of it. Even beyond textbooks, Apple and Amazon, have done little to reinvent the library experience in schools. Amazon would be an ideal partner for schools, but their education offering is weak. Sora looks to be the perfect solution for K–12 libraries wanting to make a digital transformation. ...

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07:00
The Morning After: Counting down to SpaceX's...

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Welcome to your weekend! The first week back after CES has been a long one, but now it's time to relax. Below there are some highlighted stories from Friday and the rest of the week, but the news I needed to see...

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06:30
Recommended Reading: The internet sleuths who caught...

How the internet helped crack the Astros' sign-stealing case
Joon Lee,
ESPN

One of the biggest sports stories of the year has already broke, and it's barely mid-January. If you haven't heard, Major League Baseball determined the Houston Astros use...

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06:13
Apple publishes new transparency report detailing...

Amid its ongoing encryption battle with the FBI, Apple has published its latest biannual transparency report. This report reveals how many requests were made for user data by governments around the world, and how many with which Apple could comply.

more…

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06:00
Future Apple Watches may be able to tell which arm...

Future Apple Watches may be able to tell if you’re right or left-handed. Apple has been granted another patent (number 10,531,808) for a "method of detecting the wearing limb of a wearable electronic device.” The goal is to improvement the smartwatch’s health/fitness features.

The invention relates generally to the Apple Watch's capability of recording electrocardiographic signals, and more particularly to detecting and correcting for inversions in electrocardiographic measurements caused by wearing the device on varying locations on the human body. 

Since electrocardiographic measurements can depend on the electrode's relative position to the heart being measured, and since the electrodes can be affixed to the wearable device, changing the device's location from right to left, or wrist to ankle, can have an impact on the acquired electrocardiographic measurements. As an example, wearing the device on the left wrist vs. wearing the device on...

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05:49
Family again asks Apple TV+ movie 'The Banker...




Former wives of the man portrayed in the Apple TV+ film "The Banker" are calling for it to be pulled indefinitely, and are calling the movie a "manipulated narrative" that was "stolen and distorted."

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04:44
WiFiSpoof 3.4.8 - Change your WiFi MAC address.

WiFiSpoof quickly and easily allows you to change your WiFi MAC address via hot-key or the system menu bar.



Version 3.4.8:

  • Updated copyright
  • "Change Address" button now more appropriately titled "Update Address"



  • OS X 10.11 or later



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04:00
Notable apps and updates, Jan. 13-18

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.

macOS

Cisdem Video Converter for Mac 5.0.0 has been released. The new version fixes four issues and optimizes memory usage.

Cisdem Video Converter is a video converter, video downloader, video editor and DVD ripper, all rolled into one. Supporting almost all video and audio formats, it can convert video files and audio files for smooth playback on devices and media players. The video download feature supports over 1,000 websites such as YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.

Cisdem Video Converter for Mac 5.0.0 is available for download and purchase at the Cisdem website. You can get a lifetime license...

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03:50
Get $300 Off when you buy the 16 Inch MacBook Pro...

The MacBook Pro 16 inch model is a powerhouse machine that can get things done. Today, you can snag it for $300 less than the regular price on Amazon.

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03:43
Apple partners up with NBA for new Apple Music...

The NBA and Apple have collaborated on the Apple Music platform and released a new playlist, dubbed ‘Base: Line’. It features various independent artists from emerging labels and will be comprised of forty songs mostly from the hip hop genre.

NBA and Apple

‘Base: Line’ will be distributed via the NBA website and app, and will be played alongside game highlights on social media. NBA fan and Apple executive Eddy Cue has played a role in the deal, saying that Apple encourages and supports emerging urban artists and their creations.

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03:41
Apple donated $100M in 2019 to charitable causes

Apple reports that it has given about $100 million in both corporate and employee donations in 2019 after news broke out that an employee started a barbershop for youths at risk.

The Cupertino-based company states that 21,000 of its employees have donated $42 million and their time to various charitable causes. In line with the one-for-one donation match and the $25 per volunteer hour match programs Apple has offered, the outstanding total came out to more than $100M.

Lisa Jackson, Apple VP of Policy, Social Initiatives and Environment mentions that Apple’s mission is to make the world a better place and give back to communities. She thanked Jaz Limos, a manager at the Apple Park who set up a nonprofit barber shop called Saints of Steel for...

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03:39
New Apple Pay promo rewards Dave & Buster’s...

Apple has released a new promotion for its Apple Pay platform, rewarding Dave & Buster’s customers with a 50% discount when they load up a Power Card.

Dave & Buster’s is a traditional videogame arcade that has a food menu on the side. The current Apple Pay promo provides a half-off discount on refills and game card purchases starting today until January 30, 2020.

Aside from having Apple Pay set up, you must also download the Dave & Buster’s app and sign up for a Rewards account to get the promotion. First time users will automatically get the discount, while existing customers can avail of the promo when they reload their...

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03:00
News round-up: MacVoices has myriad reports from CES...

Since Steve and I can’t cover everything, we’ll frequently offer a weekly wrap-up news items you should check out.

MacVoices has a slew of reports from the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Check 'em all out at www.macvoices.com.

Apple is among several tech companies urging the European Union to take action against "parent trolls,” reports the Financial Times (a subscription is required to read the article). A patent troll is an individual or an organization that purchases and holds patents for unscrupulous purposes such as stifling competition or launching patent infringement suits. 

Apple is increasing its operations in Germany after making an agreement to rent out an entire office building that is still under construction in Munich, a...

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01:32
Apple tests UWB switch to keep the iPhone 11 from...

Apple has started testing the location toggle button it promised to iPhone 11 users. Late last year, security researcher Brian Krebs discovered that the iPhone 11 Pro constantly checks for your location even if you disable Location Services. Apple ex...

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01:15
MarsEdit 4.3.6 - Quick and convenient blog editor.

MarsEdit is a blog editor for OS X that makes editing your blog like writing email, with spell-checking, drafts, multiple windows, and even AppleScript support.

It works with with most blog services including WordPress, Blogger, Drupal, Movable Type, TypePad, and many others.



Version 4.3.6:

  • The app now notices if it's been moved or renamed after launching, and prompts to relaunch
  • Fixed a crash that could happen when resizing the post editor window
  • Fixed a bug where the display name of a title-less post was not updating
  • Prevent the post editor window from being sized too small to show categories



  • macOS 10.12 or later



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01:12
Quicken 2019 5.14.0 - Complete personal finance...

Quicken makes managing your money easier than ever. Whether paying bills, upgrading from Windows, enjoying more reliable downloads, or getting expert product help, Quicken's new and improved features will help you save time and get better control of your money.

Features

  • Pay your bills from right within Quicken:
    • See and track them all in one place so that you never miss a bill
    • See what bills have been paid, are coming up, or past due
    • Easily pay your bills on time from right within Quicken
  • Single-click upgrade from Quicken Windows to Quicken Mac:
    • Convert from Quicken Windows to Quicken Mac in one click (excludes version from Mac App Store)
    • Do it all right from your Mac (no Windows required)
    • Easily import data from Quicken Mac 2015, Quicken Mac 2007, and Quicken Essentials with just one click
  • Export Category Summary and Tax Summary reports to a CSV file...
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Friday January 17

23:26
Long Standing Apple Bull Katy Huberty of Morgan...

Apple Inc.’s price target was raised 24 per cent at Morgan Stanley to a level below only one other Wall Street bank, the latest sign of ever-increasing confidence in the iPhone-maker,

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22:27
The two ex-wives of the late Bernard Garrett are...

On Thursday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Announces that 'The Banker' Film will hit theaters on March 6th and Apple TV+ on March 20th after their Investigation Ended." Is the soap opera over? Perhaps, but the controversy isn't.

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21:29
Over US$1 Million worth of iPhones, iPads and more...

Earlier today Authorities in Hong Kong made public that they had seized a million dollars or more of Apple devices and more from a cargo vessel bound for mainland China

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20:28
Walmart's weekend sale includes a $150 Xbox One...

Microsoft's cheapest Xbox One S is back to the lowest price we've seen, and is available for $150 at Walmart this weekend, $100 off the regular price. A few Black Friday deals saw the All-Digital version of the console drop to a price that low, but n...

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18:28
Apple announces new docuseries, ‘Dear …’ (and more...

Apple has announced “Dear…,” a new documentary series executive produced by Emmy and Peabody Award winner R.J. Cutler (“The September Issue,” “Untitled Billie Eilish Documentary”). The series will premiere globally this spring on Apple TV+, a new home for the world’s most creative storytellers.

Inspired by Apple’s “Dear Apple” spots, “Dear…” takes a cinematic approach to biographies of iconic figures in society today by using letters written by those whose lives have been changed through their work. The 10-episode series will profile internationally recognized leaders including Oprah Winfrey, Gloria Steinem, Spike Lee, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Yara Shahidi, Stevie Wonder, Aly Raisman, Misty Copeland, Big Bird and more.

The series is executive produced by Cutler alongside Todd Lubin, Jay Peterson, Jane Cha and Lyle Gamm. Matador Content and Cutler Productions produce the project for Apple.

° This spring Apple will release an...

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18:01
First-person shooter 'Kingpin: Life of Crime...

Kingpin: Life of Crime, a first-person shooter from 1999, is getting a remaster. If you never imagined this happening -- "I'll take games I never thought would be remastered for $100, Alex" -- we feel you. The title didn't enjoy as much popularity as...

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15:45
‘Kings of the Castle’ impressions: A gem that loses...

Someday, perhaps, Nintendo will give us a Zelda game where the princess steals into a castle to rescue Link. In the meantime, though, we can act out a similar scenario with Apple Arcade’s new Kings of the Castle. Here, a dragon named Zantorian has locked away the poor Prince Rupert in a castle and she won’t let him go unless the princess manages to pony up around 250 gems.

Zantorian is actually pretty all right as far as royalty-nabbing dragons go. She positively litters her island with diamonds, which makes me wonder if this is all really some kind of Tom Sawyer scheme to get the princess to clean up what she considers trash. She doesn’t even set a deadline for when the princess needs to turn in the gems, and when the princess drops them off, she accepts them with the nonchalance of someone signing for an Amazon delivery.

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15:28
Apple announces biographical docuseries 'Dear...




Apple on Friday announced "Dear," a new documentary series produced by R.J. Cutler that takes a deeper look into the lives of iconic figures like Oprah Winfrey, Stevie Wonder, journalist Gloria Steinem, gymnast Aly Raisman and more.

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15:23
Apple published a new Press Release
15:23
Watch SpaceX's Crew Dragon in-flight abort test...

One of the last major steps before SpaceX flies its Crew Dragon craft with real NASA astronauts onboard is an "in-flight abort test." Scheduled to take place during a four-hour window on Saturday, Sunday or Monday morning, it will test the vehicle's...

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14:41
iPhone 11 location services controversy quelled with...




Apple's latest iOS 13.3.1 beta release includes a settings toggle to disable iPhone 11's U1 Ultra Wideband chip, addressing recent concerns that the device is collecting location information without user consent.

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14:31
PowerPhotos: Photo Management for Photos (App)

At some point, Dr. Mac decided that my iPhoto/Photos library was too big and archived everything prior to 2014 in a second iPhoto/Photos library, which is where PowerPhotos came in.


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14:20
Alfred 4.0.8

Brings various improvements to the keyboard-driven launcher. (£23 new, free update, 3.1 MB)

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14:17
How to watch UFC 246 McGregor vs. Cowboy on iPhone,...

UFC 246 McGregor vs. Cowboy marks the first time Conor McGregor is stepping into the Octagon since 2018. The fight is happening at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, January 18 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. Read on to learn how to watch the fight on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV.

more…

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14:14
TextExpander 6.5.3

Updates the snippet editor with macro improvements and bug fixes. ($40 annual subscription, free update, 20.9 MB)

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14:01
Latest iOS 13.3.1 Beta Includes Toggle for Disabling...

The second beta of iOS 13.3.1, released earlier this month, includes a toggle for disabling the Ultra Wideband chip in the device.

Found by Twitter user Brandon Butch (via 9to5Mac), the toggle can be found by opening up the Settings app, selecting Privacy, choosing Location Services, selecting System Services, and then toggling off the "Networking & Wireless" option.

Disabling this feature warns that Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Ultra Wideband performance will be affected.

Apple added this toggle in the beta after it was discovered that the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max continue to track user location even when...

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14:00
BBEdit 13.0.4

Maintenance release focused on bug fixes for the long-standing text editor. ($49.99 new, free update, 13.9 MB)

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13:55
Apple Lands Comedic Star Louis-Dreyfus for future...

Variety reported today that "Julia Louis-Dreyfus, of 'Veep' and 'Seinfeld' fame, has inked an overall deal with Apple TV + to develop new projects ...

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13:45
Apple addresses location privacy issue with iPhone...

After a little privacy snafu last month around the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro still tracking location data even when users had turned off location services, Apple has added a toggle specifically for the UWB chip in the latest iOS 13.3.1 beta.

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13:34
Amazon Mysteriously Pulls All New Apple Watch Series...

Amazon is no longer selling new versions of the Apple Watch Series 4 and Series 5 models through its online store in the United States, with the listings disappearing earlier today.

There is no word on why Amazon has pulled ‌Apple Watch‌ Series 4 and Series 5 models, but these are the Apple Watches that feature ECG functionality. All models, capacities, and colors are missing from Amazon's storefront.

Amazon is continuing to list refurbished ‌Apple Watch‌ Series 4 and Series 5 models from third party sellers, but there are no new models available nor models available direct from Amazon. Attempting to visit a page that previously had a Series 4 or Series 5 ‌Apple Watch‌ listed results in an error message.

The ‌Apple Watch‌ Series 3 and other Apple products like iPads and Macs continue to be available from Amazon, so this issue is limited to newer ‌...

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13:29
Apple Stumbles With its Obtrusive Apple TV+ Ads

We’ve always expected just a little more from Apple when it comes to treating the customer with respect and delivering best-of-class products. That’s been called into question with one Apple service.


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13:28
Valve is definitely not working on 'Left 4 Dead...

An HTC executive is learning first-hand about the dangers of making unsupported statements in your presentations. Valve has rejected speculation that it's working on a third Left 4 Dead game after Alvin Wang Graylin, HTC's president for Vive in Chin...

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13:09
Apple eyes Munich expansion with 322,000-square-foot...




Apple is increasing its operations in Germany after making an agreement to rent out an entire office building that is still under construction in Munich, a location that could hold another 1,500 employees once it is completed in 2021.

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13:02
Apple invents a new way for Macs to Cross Interact...

Yesterday the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to an iPhone being able to cross interact with Macs much like how Samsung's DeX works between Galaxy smartphones and Windows or Mac devices.

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12:50
Steve Martin and Martin Short will team up again in...

Hulu has just scored what will likely be a huge show for long-time comedy fans. The Disney-owned service has ordered a series starring comedy giants Steve Martin (his first leading TV role, apparently) and Martin Short. There's no title yet, but Ma...

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12:28
Your Online Activity is a Social Credit Score

Violet Blue has an interesting take, that of your online activity as a social credit score. The SCC is something we usually associate with China, but we’re seeing trends suggesting America is moving toward a similar system.

Combine this with companies like Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and yes, Airbnb deciding what legal behaviors are acceptable for service, and now we’re looking at groups of historically marginalized people being denied involvement in mainstream economic, political, cultural and social activities — at scale.


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12:27
Help Australian wildlife with Humble’s latest 29-...

With the ongoing bushfires in Australia, Humble has launched a new Australia Fire Relief Bundle designed to help organizations working to save and rehabilitate animals affected by the disaster. Those who donate a minimum of $25 will get access to alm...

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12:13
This machine keeps transplant livers alive for a week

With current technology, a human liver donated for transplant can only be kept alive for 24 hours, and often, if the liver is damaged or diseased, it cannot be considered for transplant. That could soon change. Liver4Life, a Wyss Institute project, h...

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12:00
Your online activity is now effectively a social ‘...

Kaylen Ward's Twitter fundraiser for the Australian bushfire relief has ended. The Los Angeles-based model said she raised $1 million (by comparison Jeff Bezos donated $690,000). At the start of Ms. Ward's successful donation drive she had three Inst...

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11:59
Best and most exciting new gear from NAMM 2020: Moog...

NAMM 2020 is easily one of, if not, the biggest show of the year for producers, musicians, and the folks that design the gear we all use. Now that most of the biggest NAMM 2020 announcements have hit the net, it’s time to roundup the best-of-the-best. Down below you’ll find a selection of our favorite new gear that was unveiled at this year’s show along with some honorable mentions for home producers, content creators, streamers, and much more. more…

The post Best and most exciting new gear from NAMM 2020: Moog, Apogee, Akai, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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11:42
Björk and Microsoft use AI to create music that...

Björk is no stranger to using technology to express her music in more inventive ways, but now she's using it to shape the music itself in unexpected forms. The Icelandic star is using Microsoft AI as part of Kórsafn ("choral archives"), a...

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11:39
∞ The Dalrymple Report: Neil Peart, Peacock, and...

Dave and I talk about Neil Peart, Rush’s drummer who died last week, as well as NBC adding a new streaming service and a bad AirPods Pro update.

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11:30
'Life is Strange 2' and the reality of gun...

Life is Strange 2 deals with a litany of heavy themes, covering everything from police violence and immigration in the United States, to racism and family bonds. French studio Dontnod handles each subject with care, respect and research, consulting w...

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11:12
Finally: A guitar pedal you’re supposed to spill...

I'm not going to pretend to be an expert on the history of guitar pedals. But, I'm fairly confident in saying there has never been a pedal quite like Rainger FX's Minibar. It's an overdrive pedal, but one that requires a little something extra to wor...

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11:00
GoPro's Media Mod is an upgrade for vloggers on...

When GoPro revealed the Hero 8's "mod" accessories, there was a clear favorite: The Media Mod ($80). The light and the fold-out screen looked handy, but the Media Mod added much-needed functionality beyond the action realm. Most notably, a dedicated...

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10:59
Forsaking Safari, Security Friday Debut – TMO Daily...

Charlotte Henry and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Charlotte’s move (back) to Google Chrome, and the first Security Friday!


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10:49
How to Quickly Create Headings in WordPress

Andrew uses WordPress every day to write his articles, and he’s back with another tip to make your writing faster.


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10:48
Julia Louis-Dreyfus signs multi-year deal with Apple...

Julia Louis-Dreyfus had her greatest success since Seinfeld with HBO's Veep. After seven seasons of producing and starring in the hit show, she's moving onto new projects -- the actress signed a multi-year overall deal with Apple, according to Deadli...

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10:34
Bose Closing 119 Retail Stores – What Will Happen to...

Bose is set to shuttering 119 stores across a variety of major markets, so what will happen to its relationship with Apple?


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10:31
ACLU, EFF Join Apple in Renewed Encryption Battle

The American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation are joining Apple in its encryption battle with the government.


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10:28
The latest Louis Vuitton true wireless earbuds cost...

True wireless earbuds are the new black, but let's face it -- most of them look boring at best and ugly at worst. The updated Horizon Earphones by Master & Dynamic and Louis Vuitton solve that first-world problem, but at a cost. The buds made wav...

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10:22
Morgan Stanley ups AAPL price target to $368 on...




Morgan Stanley has raised its price target on shares of Apple, voicing its view that investors are under appreciating the impact this year's 5G-enabled iPhone release is expected to have on the company's bottom line, especially given the roll-out is expected to coincide with a multi-year peak in the number of iPhones due for replacement in 2020.

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10:17
Tile goes to Congress to battle Apple before AirTags...

We learned just this morning that Tile would be testifying to Congress over antitrust concerns aimed at Apple along with Google and Amazon. Now that opening statements have been made in today’s hearing, we’ve learned specifics about Tile’s concerns when it comes to the Find My app, Apple’s yet to be announced AirTag product, and access to the iPhone’s hardware.

more…

The post Tile goes to Congress to battle Apple before AirTags competitor even gets unveiled appeared first on ...

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10:17
Tile Decries Apple's iOS 13 Location Tracking...

Executives from PopSockets, Sonos, Basecamp, and Tile are attending a congressional hearing today to testify in an ongoing antitrust inquiry involving major tech companies like Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook, reports The Washington Post.

The smaller companies are aiming to provide evidence that the tech giants have become too big and have practices in place that stifle competition and hurt sales. Tile in particular is gunning for Apple, claiming that Apple's iOS 13 Bluetooth and location tracking devices have hurt its business, and that Find My resembles Tile's own service.

Apple made sweeping changes in ‌iOS 13‌, rolling out the ‌Find My‌ app...

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10:00
Blocs 3 Website Builder for Mac: $39.99

We have a deal on Blocs 3 Website Builder for Mac. Blocs is a fast, easy-to-use, and powerful visual web design software that lets you create responsive websites without writing code. As simple as stacking blocks, this app works on the concept of stacking pre-defined sections to build fully-coded web pages. Check out the promo video to see Blocs in action. Blocs 3 is $39.99 through our deal.


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10:00
Readers share their fondest memories of the original...

Think back to 2001: Lifehouse's "Hanging by a Moment" was (inexplicably) the No. 1 song. NASA launched the Genesis space probe. Enron filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring was released in theaters. The first c...

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09:55
Apple signs 'Seinfeld' and 'Veep...




Actress and producer Julia Louis-Dreyfus has signed her first-ever development deal with a streaming service. Un the multi-year agreement, she will both produce and star in shows for Apple TV+.

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09:47
Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus to developer new...

Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep, Seinfeld) has reportedly inked an overall deal with Apple TV+ to develop new projects exclusively for the platform as executive producer and star though no initial project has been announced.

Photo courtesy of the Today Show

"I am thrilled about this new partnership with my friends at Apple," she told Dark Horizons. “Also, many thanks and kudos to my representatives for structuring the deal in such a way that I am paid in AirPods.”

Dreyfus is known for her work in Saturday Night Live (1982–1985), Seinfeld (1989–1998), The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006–2010), and Veep (2012–2019). She is one of the most awarded actresses in American TV history, winning more Emmy Awards and more Screen Actors Guild Awards than any other...

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09:44
Gameloft launches Asphalt 9 on Mac with Catalyst...

Last year at WWDC and then on its website, Apple highlighted some of the major developers that would bring apps from iOS to Mac with its Catalyst framework. One of those was Gameloft’s highly popular Asphalt 9: Legends. Now after a few delays, it has quietly landed on the Mac App Store.

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09:34
TSMC denies short term plans for US-based chip...




Apple chip fabricator TSMC has put a stop to speculation it will start manufacturing processors and other components within the United States in the short term, but leaves open the possibility for the future.

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09:32
‘Iron Man VR’ is delayed until May 15th

It seems we're not quite done with the recent deluge of game delays -- you'll now have to wait a bit longer before you can scoot around the skies in Tony Stark's suit in Iron Man VR. Camouflaj is shunting the PS VR game's release date from February 2...

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09:30
Meryl Streep narrating animated Earth Day special...




The multi-award-winning Meryl Streep will be the narrator for an animated version of "Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth," which airs exclusively on Apple TV+ on April 17. It marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day the following week.

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09:29
Privacy advocates side with Apple in battle with the...

Business Insider says privacy advocates are backing Apple in its brouhaha with the FBI.The iPhone maker appears to be headed toward a legal battle with the Trump administration over its refusal to create a so-called "backdoor" that would let the FBI crack encryption on devices like the iPhone.

Business Insider reports that many privacy advocates say the government has it backwards.

"It's not some simple trade-off that somehow increases national security at the cost of one person's individual privacy," Alan Butler, general counsel for the Electronic Privacy Information Center, told Business Insider. "People have apps on their phones that control the security systems in their homes.”What's more unsecure than a criminal being able to unlock your phone and therefore literally unlock...

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09:29
Apple Working on Eye Detection System to Stop Screen...

An Apple patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office refers to a feature to avoid display burn-in. It is primarily for use in AR or mixed reality headsets, Patently Apple reported.

Apple’s patent application relates to an eye monitoring system built into the frame support system of a headset designed to detect eye saccades and eye blinks and then make needed adjustments to the eye displays in realtime without the user even knowing this is occurring in the background. Saccades are fast, jerky and mostly ballistic eye rotations. Humans make several saccadic eye movements per second to utilize this highest-resolution part of the retina to look at the object of interest.


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09:15
Apple TV+ Reaches Multi-Year Agreement With '...

Apple today announced that it has signed a multi-year agreement with award-winning actress and producer Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who will develop new projects exclusively for Apple TV+ as both an executive producer and actress.

Louis-Dreyfus has broken records with multiple Emmys, Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild, and Critics Choice Awards for her work as an actress and producer, and is a recipient of the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. This marks her first-ever overall deal with a streaming service, according to Apple.

"I am thrilled about this new partnership with my friends at Apple," said Louis-Dreyfus. "Also, many thanks and kudos to my representatives for structuring the deal in such a way that I am paid in AirPods."

Louis-Dreyfus is best known for her long-running roles as Elaine Benes on the popular NBC sitcom "...

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