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Sunday April 22

10:23
Apple Rolls Out Replacement Program for Faulty...

Those of you with non-Touch Bar models of the 13-inch MacBook Pro should swing by Apple's Web site to see if your Mac may be covered by a program that replaces batteries that could expand, damaging the laptop.

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09:05
The best battery charging cases for iPhone 8 and...

While a new iPhone can generally get you through a full day’s use, there are still instances where you need go longer between charges. We’ve previously highlighted the best battery packs for iPhone, iPad, and Mac, but another popular option for getting added battery life out of your iPhone is to use a battery case…

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07:28
Apple lags behind Amazon & Google in ‘positive...

A new joint survey between Recode and SurveyMonkey aims to show what technology companies Americans perceive as having the biggest impact on society. The survey asked the question, “Which of the following companies has the most positive impact on society today?”

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Saturday April 21

20:11
Apple's Earth Day Beer Bash features solar-...




Apple invited employees to celebrate Earth Day with a Beer Bash at its One Infinite Loop headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., on Friday, an event featuring a performance by Grammy-winning reggae artist Ziggy Marley.

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19:47
Apple to close last dedicated Apple Watch pop-up...




Apple's pop-up Watch store located in the Shinjuku ward of Tokyo will be closing on May 13th, according to recently-posted signage at the location.

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14:58
Watch: Top 10 features of the new iPad you should...




The 2018 iPad is a massive leap forward for the tablet line, making it an attractive purchase for new users who may not know all the things that can be done with it. AppleInsider compiles a list of must-learn functions for the new iPad everyone should try out.

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14:29
SEC charges third 'mastermind' in ICO...

The SEC is clearly determined to crack down on everyone involved in Centra Tech's allegedly fraudulent initial coin offering. Officials have filed fraud charges against a third "mastermind" in the case, Raymond Trapani, for reportedly helping to whi...

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12:57
GSMA puts eSIM work 'on hold' due to US...

Don't expect to see embedded SIM technology in your phone any time soon. The GSMA, which oversees key cellular standards, has placed eSIM spec work "on hold" while the US Department of Justice investigates the possibility of collusion between AT&...

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11:33
Recommended Reading: Tesla and Waymo's self-...

How Tesla and Waymo are tackling a major problem for self-driving cars: Data
Sean O'Kane,
The Verge

In order for cars to drive themselves, the vehicles and their systems require loads of data. And gathering those details are one of the main goals...

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10:00
How to recycle your used and unwanted gadgets

You're probably used to sorting your garbage into bins: green for paper, or blue for plastic and glass. But when it comes to electronics, we're still used to selling those off or tossing them into the trash heap. Unfortunately, our gadget addiction h...

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08:30
Ask Engadget: What are the best apps and tools for...

The support shared between readers in the comments section is one of the things we love most about the Engadget community. Over the years, we've known you to offer sage advice on everything from Chromecasts and cameras to drones and smartphones. In f...

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08:12
How to adjust text size and enable bold text on...

Some may argue that the default text size on iOS is too large, while others would say the font is simply too thin to be legible. Luckily, Apple has options for both kinds of people, allowing you to both enlarge or shrink the iOS text size, and bold if need be.

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08:07
This week’s top stories: iPhone SE 2 rumors, sleep...

In this week’s top stories: iPhone SE 2 rumors, Apple releases iOS 11.4 beta 2, mapping Apple’s various shades of space gray, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest stories…

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07:01
Apple celebrates Earth Day with Beer Bash...

Apple got a head start on its Earth Day celebrations yesterday, holding a Beer Bash concert with reggae artist Ziggy Marley. As usual, employees took to Twitter to share pictures and videos from the event, as did Tim Cook…

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07:00
Fujifilm XH-1 review: Beautiful photos, but lacking...

Fujifilm has an impressively loyal fan base for good reason. Its X-Series mirrorless APS-C cameras are compact, feature-packed, easy to use, produce excellent images, come with top-flight lenses and look great -- all at a reasonable price. So,...

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06:00
Making The Grade: AppleCare+ is a terrible...

Making The Grade is a weekly series from Bradley Chambers covering Apple in education. Bradley has been managing Apple devices in an education environment since 2009. Through his experience deploying and managing 100s of Macs and 100s of iPads, Bradley will highlight ways in which Apple’s products work at scale, stories from the trenches of IT management, and ways Apple could improve its products for students.

Every couple of years, I make a large purchase with Apple for my school. We work directly with Apple on the products, and we even lease everything directly through Apple Financial Services (with a $1 buyout at the end). It’s a process that takes a few weeks to work through as we go back and forth with Apple on price, product model, and leasing terms. One item that always comes up is AppleCare+. It comes up once, and I decline it. There is often discussion...

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05:45
The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Welcome to the weekend. We have some news about Flickr's future plus a bundle of 4/20 stories from Friday.

We're upgrading Engadget's daily newsletter and want to hear from you.

Tell us exactly what you think...

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05:42
World’s last Apple Watch shop at Isetan Shinjuku...

If you want to see the world’s only remaining Apple store dedicated to Apple Watch sales, you’ll have to act fast. Signage recently posted at the Isetan department store in Shinjuku, Tokyo indicates that the location will be closing as of May 13th.

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03:59
App Roundup: Dropbox for iOS, Star Wars: Jedi...




The wide and varied world of software, there are new apps joining the App Store ranks all the time, while existing releases receive updates to keep them relevant to their users. AppleInsider has collected together some of the highlight additions and updates for macOS and iOS software produced in the last week.

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03:00
New iPhone SE Could Launch In May With Touch ID and...

Mac Rumors reports, citing Japanese website Mac Otakara, that Apple will release an updated iPhone SE next month with a similar form factor as the previous model. It is expected to retain Touch ID, but will drop the 3.5mm headphone jack. From the report: Also like the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the new iPhone SE will supposedly be powered by Apple's last-generation A10 Fusion chip, up to 40 percent faster than the A9 processor in the current iPhone SE. The chip will likely enable support for the HEIF image format and HEVC video compression standard. The report speculates that the new iPhone SE may have a glass back with wireless charging capabilities, like the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X, but evidence is said to be inconclusive at this time.


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02:00
'Resogun' developer teases multiplayer-...

Last November, Finnish game developer Housemarque declared that the arcade genre "is dead." The studio's last title, Nex Machina, was warmly received by the press and currently boasts an 88 rating on Metacritic. "Lackluster sales," however, meant the...

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Friday April 20

23:58
'God of War' director's video shows...

It's easy to forget that real people create games. For them, the eventual launch is as much terrifying as it is exciting -- they've poured years of their life into a project whose success is far from guaranteed. And if you need an illustration of t...

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21:54
This week on AI: 'iPhone SE 2,' premium...




Apple has many irons in the fire -- and some of the latest are said to include an "iPhone SE 2," a paid news subscription service, and big environmental projects.

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20:37
Cult classic 'Night Trap' comes to Switch

If you weren't able to get your hands on one of the 5,000 copies of the campy horror game, Night Trap, for the PS4 last August, fear not! Limited Run Games announced on Friday that it will be releasing the cult classic once again, this time for the N...

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19:58
Vice goes to the big screen with Motherboard science...

Vice-owned outlet Motherboard's documentary The Most Unknown, about "the biggest questions in science," will debut on Netflix after its theatrical run. The publication sent nine scientists around the world to get answers to big topics like the defini...

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19:58
Vice goes to the big screen with Motherboard science...

Vice-owned outlet Motherboard's documentary The Most Unknown, about "the biggest questions in science," will debut on Netflix after its theatrical run. The publication sent nine scientists around the world to get answers to big topics like the defini...

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19:08
Texas court rules 2015 revenge porn law is...

Revenge porn is getting attention across the nation as state, regional and even federal lawmakers wrestle with how to deal with the practice of posting private, intimate photos of people without their permission. A 2015 Texas law that made revenge po...

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19:08
Texas court rules 2015 revenge porn law is...

Revenge porn is getting attention across the nation as state, regional and even federal lawmakers wrestle with how to deal with the practice of posting private, intimate photos of people without their permission. A 2015 Texas law that made revenge po...

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17:46
Pro photo storage site SmugMug buys Flickr

Long before Minecraft exploded from a development tool to a game purchased by Microsoft for billions of dollars, there was Flickr. The photo-sharing started in 2004 based on tools built for a never-released MMO before being purchased by Yahoo (now a...

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17:46
Pro photo storage site SmugMug buys Flickr

Long before Minecraft exploded from a development tool to a game purchased by Microsoft for billions of dollars, there was Flickr. The photo-sharing started in 2004 based on tools built for a never-released MMO before being purchased by Yahoo (now a...

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17:31
AT&T sued for pilfering news-streaming technology

My24hournews.com filed suit against AT&T for skipping out on a $100 million deal to use the former company's news-streaming technology and hampering that's company's launch.

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17:31
AT&T sued for pilfering news-streaming technology

My24hournews.com filed suit against AT&T for skipping out on a $100 million deal to use the former company's news-streaming technology and hampering that's company's launch.

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16:24
Amazon Prime lands futuristic love story ‘Zoe’

Sundance film festival darling Drake Doremus' futuristic love story, Zoe, is one of the more anticipated titles of the year. The director of Like Crazy, Douchebag and Breathe In will premier his eighth film on Saturday as the Tribeca Film Festival's...

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16:24
Amazon Prime lands futuristic love story ‘Zoe’

Sundance film festival darling Drake Doremus' futuristic love story, Zoe, is one of the more anticipated titles of the year. The director of Like Crazy, Douchebag and Breathe In will premier his eighth film on Saturday as the Tribeca Film Festival's...

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16:00
Apple to replace swollen batteries in 2016, 2017 13-...




Apple on Friday activated a new hardware replacement program targeting an issue that causes the internal battery of certain non-Touch Bar 13-inch MacBook Pro models to expand.

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15:47
Apple offering battery replacement program for some...

Apple has today begun rolling out a battery replacement program for the non Touch Bar 13-inch MacBook Pro.

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15:47
PSA: Apple Announces 13-inch MacBook Pro (non Touch...

The company said a component failure may lead to battery expansion, and that affected devices can get their battery replaced.


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15:34
How to set custom iPhone ringtones and text tones...

iOS offers a host of ways to customize your iPhone and it can be easy to look past some handy options. We previously covered how to create custom vibration patterns. Follow along for how to set custom iPhone ringtones and text tones on a per contact basis.

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15:23
Flickr bought by SmugMug, vows to revitalize the...

This news will be met with mixed feelings from a lot of photographers but there is no doubt that Yahoo has let the service languish for many years.

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15:22
Report: Apple’s complaints about AT&T and...

UPDATE: An AT&T spokesperson gave us the following statement:

We are aware of the investigation into GSMA’s process for developing eSIM standards that provide a better experience for consumers. Along with other GSMA members, we have provided information to the government in response to their requests and will continue to work proactively within GSMA, including with those who might disagree with the proposed standards, to move this issue forward.

News has broke this afternoon that the US Department of Justice has opened an investigation over antitrust concerns and potential collusion between Verizon and AT&T in efforts to prevent eSIM adoption and progress...

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15:00
Tim Cook Reminds Us Apple Is Making Earth Day...

Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted a reminder that his company is making Earth Day donations for every device handed in to the company’s recycle program. Apple announced earlier this week that it would donate to conservation efforts for devices turned in for recycling through April 30th. Earth Day 2018 is Sunday, April 22nd (i.e. this weekend).

In honor of Earth Day, we’re donating to @ConservationOrg for every device we receive from customers this month through our new program, Apple GiveBack

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14:57
When Artificial Intelligence Becomes Human...

Every tech giant is working on what’s labelled Artificial Intelligence (AI). But just what is AI, really? Simple Machine Learning? Or the duplication of human intellectual capabilities and beyond? John has the story. Plus more news debris.


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14:50
Apple sends emails to WWDC 2018 scholarship winners




After three weeks of deliberations, Apple on Friday sent out notifications of acceptance to students and STEM organization members who applied for a scholarship to this year's Worldwide Developers Conference.

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14:35
Credit card companies unite for a checkout button to...

Even if you don't use PayPal to send money to friends, there's a good chance you've reached for their checkout button in online stores, which is tied to all of your payment information. It's simply easier than getting up and finding your wallet. Now,...

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14:29
NYT: AT&T, Verizon and GSMA are being...

Everyone's favorite word "collusion" has arisen once again, as the New York Times cites multiple sources reporting that the Department of Justice is investigating AT&T, Verizon and the GSM Association (GSMA). According to the sources, the DoJ is...

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14:25
FRETX Smart Guitar Learning Device: $69.99

Check out FRETX, one of those devices I’d write up as Cool Stuff Found if I didn’t get to offer you a deal on it. This device slips onto the neck of your guitar and then lights up to show you where to put your fingers. It’s controlled by a smartphone app, and it’s $69.99 through us. The video below gives a good overview of how it works.


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14:20
Users Complain About Installation Issues With macOS...

An anonymous reader shares a report: The 10.13.4 update for macOS High Sierra is recommended for all users, and was emitted at the end of March promising to "improve stability, performance, and security of your Mac." But geek support sites have started filling up with people complaining that it had the opposite effect: killing their computer with messages that "the macOS installation couldn't be completed." The initial install appears to be working fine, but when users go to shutdown or reboot an upgraded system, it goes into recovery mode. According to numerous reports, there doesn't appear to be anything wrong with users' Macs -- internal drives report that they're fine. And the issue is affecting a range of different Apple-branded computers from different years. Some have been successful in getting 10.13.4 to install by launching from Safe Mode, but others haven't and are deciding to roll back and stick with 10.13.3 until Apple puts out a new update that will fix whatever the...

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14:16
Apple World Today News Update: April 20, 2018

It's finally Friday, and Apple's probably glad that the stock exchanges are closed for two days after negative analyst reports pushed the company's shares -- and the Dow Jones Industrial Average -- lower. Other news for this Friday:

  • Developers who have apps featured in the iOS 11 App Store see huge increases in downloads, according to data from research firm Sensor Tower
  • Several questionable "supply chain reports" from Wall Street analysts have driven Apple's share price down almost $13 a share in three days
  • AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson announced a new skinny streaming service called AT&T Watch while testifying in the antitrust case against his company over the proposed acquisition of Time Warner

The text version of the podcast can be read below. To listen to the podcast here, click the play button on the player below. Apple News readers need to visit Apple World Today in order to listen to the podcast.

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14:12
Amazon is keeping select Star Wars and Marvel discs...

For Star Wars and Marvel fans who still prefer DVDs and Blu-Rays over digital, you might not be able to shop at Amazon for your physical media needs. Unless, of course, you're a Prime member. That's because the online giant has made a number of recen...

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14:09
Justice Department investigating AT&T, Verizon,...




According to sources familiar with the matter, the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating claims that AT&T, Verizon, and standards organization GSMA colluded to scuttle eSIM technology which would make switching carriers easier.

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14:03
iMovie 10.1.9

Adds support for the iPhone X and additional iPad resolutions, plus fixes a number of bugs. (Free, 2.3 GB)

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13:57
A Prairie HomeKit Companion: The Ecobee 4 Thermostat

Josh Centers is back to smartening up his home with a smart thermostat, the Ecobee 4. But it may be more than he bargained for and way more than he needed.

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13:49
9to5Mac Daily 065: April 20, 2018

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.

https://9to5mac.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/9to5mac-daily-april-20-2018.mp3

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13:48
More Facebook videos will get pre-roll ads soon

Facebook plans to try out pre-roll ads -- that is, commercials that play before videos -- in more parts of its service. This comes after it's spent months testing the format in limited places, like the Watch section. In a blog post published today, t...

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13:20
'H1Z1' Pro League's Vegas matches...

H1Z1's take on the battle royale genre may not be as popular as, say, Fortnite or PUBG, but it has something the other two don't: an eSports tournament in Vegas. On Saturday the 21st, 75 pro players from 15 well-known teams like Echo Fox, Cloud9 and...

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13:12
Apple notifying WWDC 2018 scholarship applicants of...

Apple’s WWDC is set for June 4. Now, the company has begun notifying scholarship applicants of their award status. While the typical ticket price is $1599, WWDC scholarship winners receive free access to the conference and more.

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13:04
Mac mini: What we want to see in an update to Apple...




Apple's Mac mini is long overdue for a refresh. Not just with updated processors, but a full-on re-design. Being big Mac mini users since the original G4 version, we started wondering what we would love included in a next-generation Mac mini.

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13:02
Football drama 'Friday Night Lights'...

The good news for fans of Friday Night Lights, the highly acclaimed TV show about a high school football team in Texas, just keep on coming. Only a couple of weeks after Amazon announced that the series would be streaming on its video service, Hulu i...

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12:50
Featured spots in iOS 11 App Store can drive app...




Apple's new "Game of the Day," "App of the Day" and other featured spots can drive downloads significantly more than prior efforts to highlight new and outstanding apps, new app analytics claim.

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12:46
Screen Actors Guild pledges to fight AI-driven face-...

The slow war against AI-powered, face-swapping pornography continues. The Screen Actors Guild, the labor union representing the biggest names in film and television, says it's "fighting back" against deepfakes, videos that superimpose actors' faces o...

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12:20
Users Don't Want iOS To Merge With MacOS, Apple...

Rebutting a widespread speculation, Apple chief executive Tim Cook said the company is not working toward building an operating system that both Macs and iPhones could share. From his interview on Sydney Morning Herald: Later, when I ask about the divide between the Mac and iOS, which seems almost conservative when compared to Microsoft's convertible Windows 10 strategy, Cook gives an interesting response. "We don't believe in sort of watering down one for the other. Both [The Mac and iPad] are incredible. One of the reasons that both of them are incredible is because we pushed them to do what they do well. And if you begin to merge the two ... you begin to make trade offs and compromises. "So maybe the company would be more efficient at the end of the day. But that's not what it's about. You know it's about giving people things that they can then use to help them change the world or express their passion or express their creativity. So this merger thing that some folks are fixated...

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12:20
Experience the horror of a Syrian air raid in '...

I've never seen a war zone, but I got a small, virtual taste of what it might be like at the Tribeca Film Festival. Hero is a multisensory, interactive experience that drops you into a city in Syria right before an air raid. You're a spectator (and s...

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12:15
All of the songs played on “WKRP in Cincinnati” in...

WKRP is one of those TV shows I loved but will never watch again. I’m afraid it won’t be as good as I remember it. It has happened to me before – I rewatched some old “Get Smart” shows I loved as a kid and thought, as an adult, it was awful. But I’ll listen to this playlist all day long.

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12:01
Tesla: Workplace safety, unions and the color yellow

Tesla's troubles with media reports on working conditions and union organizing took a hard right turn on Monday. In response to Reveal's report on Tesla's workplace safety, the auto manufacturer accused the Pulitzer-finalist of being "an extremist or...

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11:49
Latest App Store redesign for iOS shows 800%...

The latest iOS 11 update to the App Store seems to be getting a ton of praise, and today it looks like developers are joining in on the fanfare.

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11:43
Video: iPhone app icon management tips – do you know...

In this hands-on video walkthrough, we step through several basic and several advanced app icon management tips for iPhone users. Chances are you’ll know many, if not most of these, but there’s probably at least one or two tips that have flown under your radar. Watch our hands-on video to find out. more…

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11:42
Audi's e-tron SUV drives a modest 248 miles per...

When Audi first trotted out its e-tron SUV concept, it was promising: there was talk of the electric crossover managing 311 miles on a charge, which would put Tesla's Model X to shame. You... might need to dial down your expectations a bit. Audi has...

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11:27
Analyst's 'iPhone X is dead' memo...




An analyst is arguing that Apple will completely discontinue the iPhone X this year, owing to a lack of consumer interest at the high-end. That's a highly questionable claim, even if one assumes demand isn't as strong as Apple expected.

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11:18
YouTube still has an ad problem

YouTube's problem with automated ads appearing on extremist channels isn't getting any better. A recent CNN investigation revealed that companies including Adidas, Amazon, Hershey, Netflix and Under Armour -- and even the US government -- had their a...

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11:11
What’s the Difference Between a Data Backup and an...

These are two different methods and we’ll explain the differences, as well as which method is best for your needs.


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11:00
Is Trump serious about legalizing weed?

No matter how many handy gadgets we recommend, the 4/20 holiday is legally tenuous for tokers in the 21 (mostly-red) states that don't allow for recreational or medical marijuana use. But that could change with a word from the president. A week after...

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10:46
MacBooks slip further down best laptop brand ranking...

Laptop Mag is out today with its ‘Best & Worst Laptop Brands 2018’ report. While Apple received the highest score of any company for “Support & Warranty” it also scored the lowest in “Innovation” and “Value and Selection,” putting it at the bottom of the pack overall.

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10:46
CBS All Access lands Muhammad Ali biography '8...

CBS continues to ramp up its All Access content to compete with the likes of Netflix, with six to seven new shows set to hit the streaming service, like the Will Ferrell-produced No Activity. Now Deadline reports that CBS' service has just landed 8 F...

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10:31
The 2018 Earth Day Activity Challenge for Apple...

Since it’s Earth Day, maybe you can use the workout as a challenge to do something good for the environment, like picking up trash on the side of a road.


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10:30
I believe in free speech, but Minds makes me queasy

The email landed in my inbox just as the winds of bad press began to whip up around Mark Zuckerberg's ankles. It asked if I wanted to try Minds, the new blockchain-based social network, in the wake of #DeleteFacebook. The site is a social media platf...

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10:29
Watch: iPhone X vs. Galaxy S9 Plus battery charging...




The comparison of the Apple's iPhone X's features against main rival Samsung's Galaxy S9 Plus continue with more battery tests, this time examining how long each of the premium smartphones take to recharge.

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10:21
DNC sues Russia, Trump campaign and WikiLeaks over...

While Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election continues, the Democratic National Committee has decided to take action of its own. According to the Washington Post, the DNC this morning filed a multi-mill...

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10:14
No Unified Apple OS for You, Daisy iPhone Recycling...

Dave Hamilton and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to talk about why macOS and iOS won’t merge into a single operating system for now, and they look at how the iPhone’s long life span stands in contrast to Greenpeace criticism.


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10:03
Win Apple’s new iPad & Apple Pencil from 9to5Mac...

Thanks to our sponsor DearMob, we’re giving away Apple’s newly introduced 9.7-inch iPad along with an Apple Pencil just as the device adds support (a total value of $460+ USD). Head below to enter.

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10:00
Cannabis is having its 'smartphone' moment

"It's very similar to having a phone, you wouldn't want just one or two apps on it. You'd want to be able to have a wide selection," Bharat Vasan, CEO of PAX, told me in his company's downtown San Francisco office. He's referring to the range of "pod...

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09:55
Q Acoustics' all-new 3000i speaker lineup...

Refinement, not revolution, takes center stage in this redesign.

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09:28
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Belkin Lightning Cable...

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications. more…

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09:26
Ohio university offers the first 'Fortnite...

Ohio's Ashland University's new eSports program will be the first in the US to offer player scholarships for the wildly popular battle royale game Fortnite. They'll hey plan to field a four-player team alongside squads for Overwatch and League of Leg...

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09:12
Apple stock taking a beating on analyst note...




Apple stock, and the market, are both taking a big hit after a notable analyst predicted in "in-line" quarterly earnings report accompanied with predictions for the June quarter being lower than what Wall Street is currently expecting.

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09:00
The gear you need to celebrate 4/20 like a...

It's 4/20 everybody, the High Stoner Holiday where we burn our trees rather than decorate them! The celebrations mark a magical moment when everybody can get the giggles with reckless abandon while satiating their munchies with traditional holida...

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08:59
Play Holochess with ARKit on Your iPhone with Star...

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges for the iPhone and iPad just got a cool update that lets you play holochess without Lenovo’s Mirage AR headset. The new update takes advantage of ARKit and your iPhone or iPad’s camera so you can play in your livingroom, or anywhere else you have enough room to walk around the virtual holochess board. Star Wars: Jedi Challenges is free, and the new holochess mode requires an ARKit-compatible iPhone or iPad.


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08:44
Try out Alexa's new custom skills with this...

Amazon announced Alexa Blueprints this week, a new skill that lets you create custom responses and commands for your smart speaker. But you need an Echo to try them out. At $50, the Echo Dot is already the cheapest Alexa speaker you can buy, and right now it’s even cheaper:...

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08:33
Full Sail taps VR to help online students feel less...

Taking online classes is an easy way to fit college into your schedule without the need to physically be on campus. But, there are drawbacks. Full Sail University hopes that implementing virtual reality into its courses will help eliminate some of th...

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08:29
BusyContacts 1.2.11

Adds the capability to disable accounts without deleting them. ($49.99 new, free update, 7.3 MB)

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08:26
ChronoSync 4.8.6

Adds support for the Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage service. ($49.99 new, free update, 48.9 MB)

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08:11
Nintendo knows you will destroy Labo's cardboard

It's fair to say that the first reactions to Nintendo's Labo kits were...mixed. Did it usher in a new era of DIY fun, or was the veteran video game company making bank off selling expensive stacks of cardboard? Once we got our hands on it, some of ou...

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08:00
Apple struggling to cut its dependence on Samsung...

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07:59
Apple may still depend on Samsung for OLED iPhone...

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Apple may be losing the fight to add another OLED display manufacturer ahead of the next iPhone production cycle. According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, LG Display is struggling to make the OLED panels Apple wants for upcoming iPhone models. Apple has been working with LG, hoping it could become its second supplier of OLED smartphone panels. Apple currently sources the OLED panels for the iPhone X from rival Samsung.

The report claims that South Korea’s LG Display ran into "manufacturing problems" that held up display production, causing LG to fall behind Apple's pre-production timeline....

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Greenpeace Slams Apple’s iPhone Recycling Robot Daisy

Greenpeace criticized Apple’s new iPhone recycling robot Daisy saying the company should instead design iPhones that can stay in use longer—a request that seems odd considering the company supports iOS 11 on the five year old iPhone 5s.


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The domain name system is largely insecure, leaking information and subject to compromise. New services from Cloudflare and Quad9 could provide greater security and integrity than Google Public DNS, currently the best known public DNS service.

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Feature Request: Many more HomeKit icons for easier...

Zac wrote a really helpful piece earlier this week about a HomeKit feature that had somehow entirely passed me by: the ability to customize your light icons.

The default icon for all lights is a lightbulb. But HomeKit offers you the ability to choose between four icons:

  • Lightbulb
  • Floor lamp
  • Ceiling light
  • Desk lamp

Zac mentioned that it would be useful to have more options, and I wanted to give this greater visibility by making it a feature request …

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Sloppy report depicts Apple as struggling with LG as...




A new report claiming to understand Apple's supply chain has asserted that LG screens might be facing development issues as a second source for OLED displays on upcoming iPhones, based on Apple's higher than normal scrutiny of LG prototypes--and then strangely claims this issue is driving iPhone X prices so high that "some" are not buying it.

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LG's G7 packs a dedicated Google Assistant...

LG is expected to unveil its next flagship smartphone, the G7 ThinQ, at a New York event on May 2nd. Aside from the ThinQ artificial intelligence, the phone will get another new feature: A dedicated button for Google Assistant. According to a CNET re...

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'iPhone SE 2' coming in May and will lose...




The follow-up to the iPhone SE could be arriving in May, according to one report interviewing accessory producers, but while the overall size and design is said to be the same as the original iPhone SE, it is claimed the headphone jack may be removed from the model in its next release.

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iPhone SE 2 could arrive next month, but without a...

Japanese blog Macotakara has published new details about the rumored iPhone SE 2 based on details shared by a case maker source. The new details come after Eurasian regulatory filings this month suggest we’re just weeks away from new iPhones being unveiled.

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