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Friday August 7

20:59
Decoding Apple’s Statement to Business Insider...

Ben Gilbert, reporting yesterday for Business Insider (italic emphasis added):

This September, Microsoft plans to launch a major coup in the
video game business: The world’s first game streaming service with
a built-in library, Netflix-style. For $15 a month, you’ll be able
to stream over 100 games to smartphones and tablets — but it
won’t be available on Apple’s ubiquitous iPhone and iPad.

The reason, an Apple spokesperson said on Thursday, is because
Apple isn’t able to review each game that’s available through
Game Pass.

Following hot on the heels of the controversy over Basecamp’s Hey app, and Tim Cook being called to testify at an antitrust...

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20:24
Tim Cook's leadership style has 'reshaped...

A new profile examines how Apple CEO Tim Cook, with "cautious, collaborative and tactical" leadership, honed the Cupertino tech giant into the world's largest company.Credit: AppleAfter the death of Steve Jobs in 2011, both Wall Street and Silicon Valley worried about Apple's future. But, nine years later, Apple's revenue and profits have more than doubled and the company's market valuation is higher than the GDP of Canada, Russia or Spain.

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17:45
Microsoft Accuses Apple of Treating Gaming Apps...

Hour after Apple explained why Microsoft's xCloud wouldn't be coming to iOS, Microsoft shot back and accused the company of "consistently treating gaming apps differently." AppleInsider reports: On Wednesday, Microsoft ended its xCloud TestFlight program on iOS and said that the service would not be arriving on iPhone and iPad. In a statement on Thursday, Apple explained that it bars apps which rely on cloud streaming, per its App Store guidelines. Microsoft shot back at the Cupertino tech giant later on Thursday, issuing a statement to CNET that accused Apple of treating gaming apps unfairly compared to other apps on its app marketplace.

"Apple stands alone as the only general purpose platform to deny customers from cloud gaming and game subscription services like Xbox Game Pass," a Microsoft spokesperson said. "And, it consistently treats gaming apps differently, applying more lenient rules to non-gaming apps even when they include interactive content." Microsoft admitted...

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16:19
Download the new CarPlay wallpapers for your devices...

In addition to all the new features of iOS 14, the update also includes CarPlay wallpapers for for the first time. We have previously shared the new iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 wallpapers here on 9to5Mac, and now you can also download the CarPlay versions.

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16:00
3.3 Foot Supercord 3-in-1 Charging Cable: $19.99

We have a deal on the Supercord, a 3.3-foot charging USB charging cable with three interchangeable connectors: Lightning, USB-C, and microUSB. The sleeve of the cable is braided with kevlar, and it’s $19.99 through our deal.

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15:13
If you ever set up a Google+ account, you might be...

A whole $12. Don’t spend it all in one place.

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15:07
Exciting Possibilities for the Trackpad on ARM-based...

Apple Silicon Opens Doors

Tom’s Guide, once again this week, has the top story about new thinking regarding the Trackpad on ARM-based MacBook Pros.

… this area would be “illuminated by an array of light-emitting elements (or a single light-emitting element) to create a configurable or customizable boundary of the active input area,” which would basically highlight the space you can touch …

If I read the implications correctly, part of the trackpad area could become a virtual touchpad area akin to an iPhone’s display. Perfect for running iOS apps on Big Sur on an Apple Silicon MacBook Pro. Without getting the dreaded “gorilla...

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15:04
Hundreds of pages of emails Congress collected from...

There’s nothing damning here against Apple.

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14:20
Beachcombers star reflects on iconic Canadian series...

Hard to believe it’s been that long. Before “Corner Gas” or “Schitt’s Creek” there was “The BeachCombers”, truly “appointment TV” for Canadians of that generation.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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14:11
Trump’s China App Ban Will Affect Apple Due to WeChat

President Trump’s ban on Chinese apps, in particular WeChat, is going to affect Apple, writes Michael Kan.

Forty-five days from now, the White House can begin punishing US companies and individuals for making “transactions” that are related to WeChat. That means Apple will likely need to pull the product from the iOS app store.

“For Apple, it would be all iPhone sales in China will go to zero because no one in China will buy a WeChatless phone,” tweeted podcaster Carl Zha.

As I understand it, WeChat is THE most popular app in China. It’s what Facebook aspires to be with Messenger. It’s used for everything like messaging, mobile payments, a hub for businesses, etc. Like Mr. Kan notes, it won’t affect Google because apps can be sideloaded on Android. But the App Store is the single repository of iOS apps.

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13:34
iOS 14: How to translate websites on iPhone and iPad

One of the less flashy but valuable upgrades that arrives with Safari this year is built-in translation. Follow along for a look at how to translate websites on iPhone and iPad in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14.

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12:04
Tested: Satechi Trio Wireless offers a sleek and...

You’re reading Tested with 9to5Toys, where we explore everyday tech essentials that make life a bit easier. Browse through our entire guide for all of the latest reviews and sound off in the comments below if there’s something you’d like to see featured.

Remember AirPower? Yeah, me either. But anyways, Satechi is out recently with its new Trio Wireless Charging Pad, a 3-in-1 power solution for your Apple gear. Its sleek design arrives with dedicated spots to power up your iPhone, AirPods, and Apple Watch, seemingly fulfilling promises Apple never did. The latest Tested with 9to5Toys explores this all-in-one charging solution and whether its $120 price tag is worth it. Head below for more.

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11:31
Here are all the Apple Arcade games that support...

Apple Arcade is here, and you can play some of the subscription service’s many games with select models of Xbox One and PlayStation 4 controllers as well as Mfi (Made for iOS) controllers like the SteelSeries Nimbus+.

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11:25
Government Contractor ‘Anomaly Six’ Used SDK to...

A U.S. government contractor called Anomaly Six used its SDK embedded in over 500 apps to track people. Which apps have this SDK is unknown (via WSJ).

Anomaly Six SDK

App makers sometimes let other companies embed an SDK into their apps. It collects data from people which is then sold, and the app maker gets a cut of the revenue. But users have no way of knowing what SDKs are inside an app, like the one created by Anomaly Six.

In the data drawn from apps, each cellphone is typically represented by an alphanumeric identifier that isn’t linked to the name of the cellphone’s owner. But the movement patterns of a phone over time can allow analysts to deduce its ownership—for example, where the phone is located during the evenings and overnight is likely where the phone-owner lives.

It’s a small...

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11:14
'The Good Place,' 'Jurassic World,...

Apple holds sales on iTunes content every week, and this week's best deals include 4K movies like "Jurassic World," fourth wall breakers like "The Muppets," and TV boxsets like "The Good Place."iTunes Movie DealsMovie release spotlight

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10:58
Users Cannot Remove Storage From Logic Board in New...

Flash storage cannot be removed from the logic board in the new 27-inch iMac. According to technical documents seen by MacRumors, in the 4TB and 8TB configurations the flash storage expansion board is attached to a connector on the logic board. However, the expansion board and connectors are not present in the 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB configurations.

Logic Board and Flash Storage Attached For Encryption Purposes in New iMac

Elsewhere, the documents says that the flash storage and logic board are paired for hardware and encryption purposes. Consequently, data is lost if the logic board is replaced. Customers should back up regularly.

[One New iMac is Fabulous. The Other, Not so Much]

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10:54
These are the latest Apple Arcade games for iPhone,...

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

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10:50
∞ The Dalrymple Report: Phil Schiller, iMac,...

Apple’s Phil Schiller stepped down from his senior vice president role and is now an Apple Fellow—Dave and I discuss how important he was to the company over the years. We also look at the new iMac, the astronaut landing and how Disney+ is being unfair to its customers.

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10:41
Security Friday – Intel, LastPass, Clario – TMO...
10:34
‘Game of Thrones: Tale of Crows’ Arrives on Apple...

“Game of Thrones: Tale of Crows” launched on Apple Arcade Friday. It goes beyond the TV series to explore the 8,000 year history of the Night’s Watch in its vigil on top of the Wall. Players will etch their own tales into the annals of Lord Commanders and their sworn brothers over centuries as they shore up stocks, defenses, and recruits at Castle Black as well as send ranging parties out to navigate the wild North, riding into the lands beyond the Wall unsure of what awaits them.

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10:22
iPhone 12 Camera Lenses Encounter Quality Control...

Camera lenses set for the iPhone 12 have encountered problems, according to a note from analyst Ming Chi Kuo, seen by 9to5 Mac. However, it could save Apple some money.

The problem was spotted during a high-temperature, high-humidity test designed to ensure that the cameras can cope with use in tropical climates… The issues occurred with the camera modules destined for the non-Pro 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch models, with units made by Yujingguang. It’s not yet known whether the company will be able to fix the problem in time for the launch. While Apple will undoubtedly not be impressed by the failure in the iPhone 12 camera lenses, there may be an upside to it. Kuo believes that the lens supplier will be forced to offer Apple a substantial discount on the agreed price in order to win back the business.

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10:07
New Executive Orders Target WeChat and TikTok

U.S. President Donald Trump has signed Executive Orders banning transactions with Chinese companies Tencent and ByteDance, who are behind WeChat and TikTok. The legislation come into effect in 45 days.

TikTok and WeChat Hit by New Executive Orders

Clearly, this is a major step up of tensions between the U.S. and China which started with Huawei a few years ago and has now engulfed consumer apps,” Wedbush analyst Dan Ives told Reuters. Meanwhile, TikTok described itself as “shocked” by the administration’s move. It said it will take action to “ensure that the rule of law is not discarded.”

[TikTok and Microsoft. Deal or no Deal?]...

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09:12
Game of Thrones: Tale of Crows is the latest...

Game of Thrones: Tale of Crows is this week's addition to Apple Arcade, Apple’s US$4.99/month or $49.99/year game streaming service that has over 120 games,. It's available for the the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac. 

Here’s how the game is described:

In the shadow of the Wall, your watch begins. Eight thousand years before Jon Snow took the Black, the Night’s Watch was formed to secure the Wall and defend the border of Westeros against the perils of the North, and all that lies beyond. Into these untamed wilds, sworn brothers and their allies set out on rangings to face the dangers that would threaten the realm. But the Wall is a blade that cuts both ways.

Guide the decisions of Lord Commanders through the seasons and mount expeditions beyond the Wall. As ravens travel...

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09:12
Apple to Donate to Beirut Relief Efforts

Apple is to make a contribution to relief efforts in Beirut, following the devastating blast in the Lebanese city this week.  CEO Tim Cook made the announcement on Twitter on Friday.

Apple Donating to Relief Organizations in Beiruit

“Apple is donating to relief organizations that are helping with immediate needs and long-term support in Beirut,” Mr. Cook tweeted.

Apple is donating to relief organizations that are helping with immediate needs and long-term support in Beirut. We grieve with the people of Lebanon, our employees and all those affected by the tragedy.

— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) August 7, 2020

At the time of this writing, the company had not confirmed how much the contribution would amount to, nor what form the donation it would take.

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09:03
Apple, T-Mobile providing Internet-equipped iPads to...

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond has announced that the California Department of Education (CDE) is collaborating with Apple and T-Mobile to connect up to one million students in need as most schools across California expect to begin the next school year in distance learning.

The two companies are teaming up with the state to facilitate technological access that currently prevents hundreds of thousands of students from connecting with their teachers, peers, and school communities, he says. Apple and T-Mobile will fulfill orders from districts—which could reach up to one million students—with discounted iPads already equipped with high-speed Internet connectivity.

The COVID-19 pandemic forced an estimated 97% of California’s 6.2 million students to resume their school year in distance learning. Since April, the State Superintendent and his...

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09:01
California school students are getting 1 million...

To support virtual learning programs in the fall, Apple and T-mobile are teaming up to provide up to one million discounted iPads for California's neediest students and families.Education tools on an iPad. (Source: Apple)Alongside its own regular Back to School promotions, Apple is teaming up with T-Mobile to help the California Department of Education (CDE). With most schools expected to stay closed for the start of the new academic year, the aim is to provide computing devices to facilitate distance learning for as many people as possible.

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09:00
HomeKit Weekly: eufy’s new indoor cameras support...

After years of not much news around HomeKit cameras, it seems like we’re getting new cameras regularly now, and it’s great to see the products begin to finally mature. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been testing the new eufy Security 2K Indoor Cam Pan and Tilt camera. I also have been testing the eufy Security 2K Indoor Cam and recommend you check out Chance Miller’s review of the product as well to decide which one is best for you. more…

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08:57
Friday deals: iPads from $400, latest iMacs up to $...

Today’s best deals include iPad deals from $400, plus Apple’s new iMacs are discounted, and you can save big on CarPlay receivers. Hit the jump for all of our top picks in today’s 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

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08:53
Apple donates to Beirut relief efforts following...

Apple CEO Tim Cook has tweeted that the tech giant is donating to relief organizations that are helping with immediate needs and long-term support in Beirut following a devastating explosion. 

“We grieve with the people of Lebanon, our employees and all those affected by the tragedy,” he said.

On Tuesday a massive explosion in Beirut killed at least 149 people and wounded another 5,000 or more. The massive explosion was so powerful it left a smoking crater stretching more than 700 feet and registered as a 3.3-magnitude earthquake, according to CBS News.

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08:52
27-inch iMac flash storage cannot be replaced or...

While a 27-inch iMac with 4GB or 8GB of flash storage has that storage in a slot, the entire line does not support user storage upgrades.iMac internal storage may be fixed at purchase The latest update to the 27-inch iMac included the T2 chip, which handles encryption and security on the computer. Because the SSD is fixed to the logic board for hardware encryption, changing the logic board will erase all data on the drive, and changing the drive is impossible for the same reason.

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08:44
How to upgrade the RAM on the 27-Inch iMac (2020)

The 2020 27-inch iMac is a worthwhile upgrade to the previous version, Apple still has exorbitant prices on RAM. Fortunately, users are still able to upgrade the RAM on their own — and here's how to do it.Upgrade the RAM on your 27-Inch iMac (2020)Apple's prices on RAM are typically elevated from third-party offerings, but what makes the iMac unique is that it is one of few machines in Apple's lineup that has user-replaceable modules. With minimal effort, users can upgrade from the 8GB that comes standard up to 128GB without breaking the bank.

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08:32
Apple and T-Mobile Give 1 Million iPads to...

Apple and T-Mobile are partnering with the California Department of Education to give up to one million iPads to students in need.

Students in Need

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic an estimated 97% of students in California will be learning remotely this school year. The State Superintendent and his Closing the Digital Divide Task Force have been collaborating with others to get kids the internet connections and devices they need. Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president of Markets, Apps, and Services:

At Apple, we believe technology has the power to transform the learning experience for students at all levels. We are proud the State of California has chosen iPad to facilitate remote learning, and during these challenging times we look forward to working with administrators and school districts across the state to help make learning more accessible for their students.

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08:32
9to5Mac Daily: August 07, 2020 – macOS Big Sur...

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08:27
Tim Cook pledges relief aid to Beirut

Apple is to support both the "immediate needs" and "long-term support" of relief organizations in Beirut, following the explosion that claimed at least 137 lives.Tim CookApple CEO Tim Cook has announced via a tweet that the company is to donate to help with the relief efforts in Lebanon. He doesn't specify amounts, but implies that it's more than a one-off donation.

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08:23
Apple pledges to support Beirut relief efforts after...

In the aftermath of the devastating explosion in Beirut, Apple CEO Tim Cook has announced that the company will be donating to both short and long-term relief efforts.

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08:10
Facebook Gaming App Launches on iOS… With no Games

Facebook hit out at Apple’s App Store policies as it launched its Facebook Gaming app on iOS. While the app is predominantly focussed on watching streamers play, an intended featuring offering mini-games had to be removed before it was allowed onto Apple’s platform.

Facebook Gaming – But no Games

Facebook, it’s fair to say, is not happy. COO Sheryl Sandberg told The Verge:

Unfortunately, we had to remove gameplay functionality entirely in order to get Apple’s approval on the standalone Facebook Gaming app — meaning iOS users have an inferior experience to those using Android. We’re staying focused on building communities for the more than 380 million people who play games on Facebook every month — whether Apple allows it in a standalone app or not.

The Facebook Gaming app had been rejected from the App Store...

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07:00
Facebook Criticizes Apple's App Store Policies...

Facebook has joined Microsoft in condemning Apple's App Store policies, after the company was forced to remove the games feature from its Facebook Gaming app, which launches today on iOS. From a report: In a statement, Facebook said it has had its Gaming app rejected multiple times by Apple in recent months, but Apple cited its App Store guidelines to justify the rejections, claiming the primary purpose of the Facebook Gaming app is to play games. Facebook says it shared usage data with Apple from its Android Facebook Gaming app that showed 95 percent of activity involves watching streams, but it was unable to change Apple's stance on the matter.

Facebook's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg said it chose to go ahead with the launch of its app in the App Store, but users faced an "inferior" experience compared to Android users. "Unfortunately, we had to remove gameplay functionality entirely in order to get Apple's approval on the standalone Facebook Gaming app --...

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06:46
Apple Watch Fall Detection could send your health...

Apple Watch Fall Detection has been credited with saving a number of lives, thanks to its ability to automatically call emergency services if it detects you falling and you don’t confirm that you’re ok.

But the feature could get even more sophisticated in future, with the ability to send comprehensive data to emergency services so they can get a sense of your condition before the ambulance arrives …

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06:43
Apple's block of Xcloud & Stadia game...

Apple's policies have effectively spiked an entire category of gaming apps that are no different from a security, technical, or content review standpoint than controlling a Netflix movie with a game controller.Microsoft's Xcloud and Google's Stadia are game streaming platforms, coming soon to non-Apple platforms. With both services, instead of a game's code running on the device, the game code is run on a server farm to a user's device, with only H.265 video streaming to the user's device, and the user's inputs sent back to the game's servers across the Internet.The concept has been tried for a few years, but has only started to get real traction. The concept allows graphically demanding games to be hosted and processed elsewhere, and run on much lesser hardware that would ordinarily be needed.

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06:04
New 27-inch iMac, Phil Schiller's new role...

Apple refreshed the iMac lineup, Phil Schiller is now an Apple Fellow while Greg Joswiak is promoted to marketing SVP, Microsoft is in talks to acquire TikTok, all this week, on the AppleInsider Podcast.The new 27-inch iMac was updated this week with Intel's 10th generation processors, all SSD storage options up to 8TB, up to 128GB RAM, True-Tone display and even a $500 upgrade for Nano Textured glass. Be sure to check out our comparison article between the iMac Pro base model and a matching $4999 upgraded 27-inch iMac.Apple announced that Phil Schiller has moved into the role of Apple Fellow, while Greg Joswiak has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Marketing. Schiller will retain oversight of the...

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06:00
Apple’s excuse for denying Xbox cloud gaming is...

On September 15, Microsoft will make its “Project xCloud” service to stream Xbox games available to the public. Provided that public owns an Android device.

Anyone with a Game Pass Ultimate subscription will get to stream over 100 games from the cloud, using their Xbox login credentials and cloud saves. But there won’t be an app for your iPhone or iPad, because Apple doesn’t want people playing games unless they get a cut.

Apple’s flimsy excuse

Why won’t Apple allow Xbox game streaming (or Google’s Stadia, or GeForce Now)? The company gave Business Insider its official reason:

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06:00
Always have the right charging cable: the 3-in-1...

Don’t you hate it when you need to charge a bunch of different devices? You might need a Lightning charging cable for your iPhone or iPad, a USB-C cable for your iPad Pro, and a micro-USB cable for a drone or camera. The 3-in-1 Supercord has interchangeable connectors that snap on, allowing you to to charge all three types of devices with one cable. It’s on sale for just $19.99 this week in the AWT Deals Shop.

Get rid of the need to carry three different cables for your different devices with Supercord. With interchangeable Micro USB, USB-C, and Lightning connectors, you can charge almost anything. Android or Apple, power it up! Supercord is made from a soft and flexible material, this strain...

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05:53
Apple rolls into the weekend with new movie promo...

Apple’s latest movie sale on its iTunes storefront offers a large selection of films from $4 for the weekend. There’s also a handful of Spider-Man movie bundles being discounted today. All of these listings will become a permanent part of your library. Following Tuesday’s big 4K movie sale, we’re getting even more notable deals today. Hit the jump for all of our top picks.

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05:51
iPhone 12 supplier having issues (but the smartphone...

In a note to clients — as noted by MacRumors — analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that one of Apple’s camera lens suppliers for the “non-Pro” iPhone 12 is having quality issues. However, other suppliers are expected to be step up to the plate, so that there’ll be no delay in the product launch schedule (probably late October).

Kuo writes: We estimate that the low-end 7P wide-angle lens, CCM, and final assembly mass production of the 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch aluminum frame iPhone will be in mid-to-late August, mid-to-late September, and early October, respectively. We believe that in the uncertain timetable for [Genius] to solve the quality problem of film cracking, Apple will give priority to purchasing Largan’s low-end 1/2.6” 7P wide-angle lens at least in the initial supply stage to ensure that the two aluminum-framed ‌iPhone 12‌ can be as scheduled.

Speaking of the next get smartphone, ...

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05:50
HBO and Peacock indirectly make Apple TV the best...

Apple released the Apple TV 4K in late 2017, along with annual updates to tvOS. There are rumors that a spec bump refresh is imminent, but an exact release date remains unclear.

Apple TV primarily competes against the Amazon Fire Stick and Roku’s range of streaming sticks. What’s funny is that the Apple TV has indirectly become the best option for consumers, at least in the US, despite Apple not releasing a new generation of hardware. And it all comes down to business contractual disputes between HBO Max and Peacock, the two major streaming services that launched this year …

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05:42
Facebook iOS gaming app launches with no games;...

A Facebook iOS gaming app has been forced to launch without access to any games, thanks to an App Store policy which bans streaming gaming services.

Facebook Gaming on Android allows users to play games, as well as watch the gameplay of popular streamers – but iOS users cannot play games …

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05:35
‘Have I Been Pwned’ Database Now Open Source

Troy Hunt is making his Have I Been Pwned database open source. He says it’s already a community project with companies like Cloudflare providing free services to HIBP.

The single most important objective of that process was to seek a more sustainable future for HIBP and that desire hasn’t changed; the project cannot be solely dependent on me. Yet that’s where we are today and if I disappear, HIBP quickly withers and dies.

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05:12
TikTok threatens legal challenge to Trump’s latest...

The Trump administration’s crackdown on Chinese apps was further escalated yesterday with an executive order banning transactions with Tencent and TikTok owner ByteDance. That hasn’t gone down well, as TikTok threatens a legal challenge to the order, saying that it is unlawful.

The company said it was ‘shocked’ by the order, which shows ‘no adherence to the law’ …

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05:04
TikTok 'shocked' by US executive order and...

Social media platform TikTok says that President Donald Trump's executive order that will ban TikTok and WeChat in the US was issued without due process, and it will fight the order.Following President Trump's signing of an Executive Order that bans both TikTok and WeChat in the US from September 20, the former company has issued a statement saying it disagrees with the decision, and will "pursue all remedies.""We are shocked by the recent Executive Order, which was issued without any due process," says the company in a statement on its website. "For nearly a year, we have sought to engage with the US government in good faith to provide a constructive solution to the concerns that have been expressed."

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05:00
New iMacs, Apple Fellow Phil Schiller, and more

Apple announced iMac updates earlier this week. Should you buy an iMac when Apple silicon is on the horizon? There’s also a major change in Apple leadership that we’ll talk about on this episode of the Macworld Podcast.

This is episode 708 with Jason Cross and Roman Loyola.

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05:00
Best Mac laptop in 2020: Apple laptop reviews and...

By Ashley Simmons

If you are about to purchase a new laptop, we are sure that the latest MacBook devices are at the top of your shopping list. Although Apple’s laptops barely make 10% of the global market share, they are ideal for all types of users – from simple web wanderers to advanced IT professionals. 

This is exactly why so many readers ask us about the best MacBook in 2020. It’s a straightforward question, but the answer varies based on your skills, needs, and interests. In this post, we will review the top three Apple MacBook laptops. 

Review and Research Criteria

Before we delve deeper into laptop analysis, we need to explain the review...

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04:37
Facebook blames Apple for not allowing games in...

The social media giant says that it has been forced to release an "inferior" version of its Facebook Gaming app in order for Apple to accept it onto the App Store.The App Store and FacebookFollowing Microsoft's similar criticism, Facebook says that Apple has forced it to launch a new games app — without any games. The Facebook Gaming app is currently being rolled out on the App Store after around six months of the social media company trying to persuade Apple to allow the same features found on the Android version.

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04:21
Kuo: Quality problem with iPhone 12 camera lenses;...

Noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is reporting that a quality problem has emerged during testing of iPhone 12 camera lenses from one of Apple’s suppliers. Coatings on the wide-angle lenses were found to have cracked.

The problem was spotted during a high-temperature, high-humidity test designed to ensure that the cameras can cope with use in tropical climates …

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04:00
Need to disable Activation Lock on an iPhone or iPad...

Apple added Activation Lock several years ago to its iPhones as a theft deterrent, partly at the request of users and partly because law enforcement insisted it would reduce the incentive for grab-and-run theft. The idea was that even if an iPhone were stolen and wiped, the device would refuse to allow a new installation without the Apple ID and password for the account that originally registered it being available to unlock it.

Activation Lock is turned on by enabling Find My in Settings > account name > iCloud. Disabling Find My requires the same Apple ID login that turned it on. It’s now also available on an iPad, iPod touch, Apple Watch, and any Mac with the T2 security chip that enables Touch ID and other features. On a Mac, use the iCloud preference pane in macoS 10.14 Mojave and earlier and the Apple ID preference...

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03:47
How to use QuickPath keyboard in iOS 13

iOS 13 QuickType keyboard includes QuickPath, so you can swipe your finger from one letter to the next to enter a word without removing your finger from the keyboard.

Alternate word options appear in the predictive bar, so you can quickly choose a different option. You can swipe or tap to type interchangeably, so you can choose what’s most convenient even if you’re mid‑sentence.

To use just place a finger on the virtual keyboard and swipe. For example, if you wanted to type "Apple," you'd start by placing a finger on the "A" key and then drawing a line to the "P" followed by "P" and “L”, etc. until you connect every letter in the word. Once you're done, lift your finger off of the keyboard. Entering the next word -- or words -- is done the same way.

QuickPath is enabled by default after installing iOS 13. However, you can disable if if you wish by going to Settings > General > Keyboard > Slide to Type.

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03:32
Marangoni Electromagnetic Light is now 11% off

We at iLounge have a special deal on the Marangoni Electromagnetic Light, which allows you to illuminate your space using an innovative switch.

Marangoni Electromagnetic Light

If traditional switch lamps are too mainstream, consider the Marangoni Light. It’s an innovative, cool and stylish indirect lamp that gets activated as soon as you put the two magnets close to each other. To shut it off, simply move on away.

Choose from a variety of designs, such as bold red, modern white, wood and black. The LED bulbs inside can adjust from 3K to 6K temperature via dimmable touch buttons depending on your lighting needs. A 1,500 mAh battery keeps the lamp working, with options to plug it to a wall socket.

It’s functional, looks great on any surface and makes for an excellent conversation starter. The Marangoni Electromagnetic Light normally costs $90, while we at iLounge are giving it away for just $79.95. You get 11% off with our deal.

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03:32
Facebook to Continue WFH Until July 2021

Facebook has joined Google in extending its work from home plans. Staff will not return to the office until July 2021, Techcrunch reported. Apple is hoping to have employees return in early 2021.

“Based on guidance from health and government experts, as well as decisions drawn from our internal discussions about these matters, we are allowing employees to continue voluntarily working from home until July 2021,” a spokeswoman told the Reuters news agency. Facebook also said it will provide employees with an additional $1,000 to spend on “home office needs”… Earlier this month, Facebook secured the main office lease on an iconic building in New York, for example — adding 730,000 square feet to its existing 2.2 million square feet...

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03:30
Elevate your iMac aesthetically and functionally...

Give your iMac a boost in the style department and your back and eyes an upgrade when you buy the Twelve South HiRise Pro. Today, it’s discounted at just $129.99, down $40 from its original price of $170.

You’ll know the HiRise Pro is the perfect accessory for your iMac the moment you lay your eyes on the luxury aluminum stand. Featuring a reversible aluminum and walnut front plate and a padded leather top, the stand works on all iMac models and monitors as well.

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03:28
Tiktok-Style Reels now on Instagram

Reels is Instagram’s newest feature in an attempt to compete with TikTok.

Social media giant Instagram has outed a new feature today. Reels has launched and is available in 50+ countries, including Australia, Japan, UK, US and more. The update is available on both iOS and Android platforms.

Instagram users can now create short-form videos with music, and share them to followers and friends. The content will also be discoverable to those who browse the app. Time will be limited to 15 seconds per clip, but there are plenty of customization options such as music, effects and filters to make it truly eye-catching and unique.

In light of that, Instagram has updated its Explore page to have a place for Reels, which is similar to TikTok’s ‘For You’ section. Users can set their profile to public so they can be discovered, or to private so only friends and family can see the feed.

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03:27
Apple Store App Has an Easter Egg as Part of its 10...

Apple is celebrating the Apple Store’s 10th year by hiding a pleasant Easter Egg surprise inside the app.

The Apple Store app turns 10 today, and Apple has decided to mark the occasion with a balloon surprise. Users can activate the hidden Easter Egg by opening the app, tapping on the search field and entering ’10 years’.

Two balloons will show up on the screen as part of the result. These ’10th anniversary’ balloons will bounce around and float on your screen. It’s also similar to the effect in the Messages app in that you can control them to a degree. Users can drag them around or pop it using their fingers.

The Apple Store app was launched way back in 2010 in order to provide a convenient buying experience for Apple customers. Apple has hidden Easter Eggs for the app before- in 2017, the Cupertino-based company had a ‘Let it Snow’ feature to ring in the holidays.

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03:24
New ‘Shot on iPhone’ Film Revealed

Apple has shared a new ‘Shot on iPhone’ video featuring vertical recording.

‘Stunt Double’ is a short film shot entirely on an iPhone 11 Pro and lasts 9 minutes long. The director of the piece is Damien Chazelle, known for winning an Academy Award. The central idea of the unusual angle is to showcase vertical alignment on classic genres, which ranged from westerns to spy flicks, and silent films to action movies.

Alongside the video, Apple has uploaded a ‘behind the scenes’ take on ‘Stunt Double’. The 5-minute feature takes the viewers to how each scene was shot to recreate a cinematic feel. Furthermore, there are tips on how you could compose vertical screen shots and use the wide angle lens. Insights from April Napier, Shane Valentino and DP Linus Sandgren are included.

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03:24
News round-up: OWC Rover for Apple’s Mac Pro, more

Since Steve and I can’t cover everything, we’ll frequently offer a wrap-up of news items you should check out. First up:  OWC has rolled out the new OWC Rover Pro – a toolless, patent-pending “made in the USA” design that allows users to add wheels to the 2019 Mac Pro in under two minutes. 

° Apple has shared two new videos on its YouTube channel in its ongoing "Shot on iPhone" series. From writer/director Damien Chazelle (La La Land, Whiplash) they involve “making vertical cinema.”

° This September, Microsoft's Xbox-based game streaming service is scheduled to launch. However, the service won't be available on Apple's iPhone and iPad — and that's due to Apple's App Store policies,...

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03:15
Microsoft’s xCloud, Xbox Game Pass rejected from iOS...

Microsoft’s “Project xCloud” streaming service, which pairs with its Xbox Game Pass, won’t be available for the iPhone or iPad when it launches next September, and Apple’s App Store restrictions are said to be part of the issue.
Xbox Game Pass and its accompanying xCloud streaming feature offer access to hundreds of games that can be streamed to mobile devices, and Apple says that because it can’t review each game available through Game Pass, it can’t be allowed on the ‌App Store‌.

An Apple spokesperson offered the following comments regarding the situation:

“The ‌App Store‌ was created to be a safe and trusted place for customers to discover and download apps, and a great business opportunity for all developers. Before they go on our store, all apps are reviewed against the same set of guidelines that are intended to protect customers and provide a fair and level playing field to developers.”

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03:15
macOS Big Sur: Learn about the user interface changes

With macOS 11 Big Sur, Apple takes the opportunity to refresh the Mac’s user interface. The changes aren’t dramatic—don’t worry, you’ll be able to use your Mac like usual. The changes give the Mac a more modern look, and also have led to  speculation that Apple is getting ready for the next phase of user input, like maybe a Mac touchscreen.

If you are wondering what Big Sur looks like before installing it, we have a peek right here. You can prepare yourself before you dive in.

More space

Once you start up your Mac and log in, the Finder looks pretty much the same. The changes are subtle. For example, the menu bar icons are spread out, with each icon having a little more space. It makes it easier to spot the icon you want.

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03:11
Meeting The Cast of ‘Little Voice’ on Apple TV+

In a new video, the cast and creators of Apple TV+ show Little Voice discuss their time on set and how they set about showing young New York life. They talk about the characters and the diversity that makes the series what it is.

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03:00
Apple releases macOS Big Sur, iOS 14, iPadOS Public...

If you’ve been hankering to use Apple’s macOS Big Sur, iOS 14, or iPadOS 14 betas, but wanted to ensure that it was a little further along, you’re going to like this.

Apple on Thursday launched the macOS Big Sur, iOS 14, and iPadOS public betas. The betas had previously only been available for developers.

Users can sign up for the betas via the link below, and the upcoming operating system features an extensive redesign as well as a similar look to the design language for iOS.

Other new features include:

  • Safari: Customizable start page, Privacy Report, extensions in the Mac App Store.
  • Messages: Pinned conversations, inline replies for groups, group photos, mentions, new Memoji, faster search.
  • Apple Maps: Guides, electric vehicle routing, indoor maps, cycling directions.

If you’ve had a chance to play with the macOS Big Sur Public beta and have any feedback to offer, please let us know about your experience in the...

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03:00
Hisense H9G 4K UHD TV review: Excellent color and...

Hisense's H9G 4K UHD TV offers an excellent picture for the price. It's available only in 55-inch and 65-inch flavors, but if that's what you're shopping for, it should be on your short-list.

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03:00
Thunderbolt 3 adapter guide: How to connect an...

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

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

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

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

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02:47
More quality control issues hit 'iPhone 12...

A new report from Ming-Chi Kuo stays that one manufacturer is finding cracked coatings on their camera lenses for the "iPhone 12" and "iPhone 12 Max," but it's not expected to delay the launch.Mockup of the "iPhone 12"For the second time, a quality control issue is reportedly affecting the two lower-end "iPhone 12" models. Previously it was BOE having difficulty mass producing the OLED screens, but now it's a case of cracked coatings on the camera lens, this time from Genius Electronic Optical.

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02:22
TikTok vows to fight White House ban with ‘all...

TikTok has issued a statement on the White House’s plan to ban its popular app, saying it was “shocked” by the executive order and that it will respond in court, if necessary. The order, issued yesterday by President Trump, means that TikTok could di...

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02:00
Sony's excellent ANC earbuds are on sale for $...

Best Buy has a couple of today-only audio deals that are great if you need a new pair of true wireless earbuds. Sony’s WF-1000XM3 wireless earbuds are on sale for $170, down from $230 and their lowest price ever, and the new Sony WF-SP800Ns are on sa...

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01:38
‘Control’ DLC trailer teases the return of an old...

Remedy’s next big Control expansion is coming out on August 27th, and the developer has released a trailer to give you a glimpse of what you can expect. The upcoming expansion is called AWE, which stands for Altered World Event. In the game’s univers...

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Thursday August 6

23:31
20GB of Intel internal documents were leaked online

More than 20GB worth of Intel internal documents has been uploaded on Mega, and according to ZDNet, the chipmaker is now trying to ascertain how the files were leaked. A Swiss software engineer named Till Kottmann published the documents, most of whi...

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22:07
Apple: iOS games need individual review, which...

Cloud gaming is back for another go-round, however Apple’s mobile platforms are sitting this round out. While OnLive was able to deliver streamed gaming to iPads years ago, Stadia and GeForce Now have yet to make an iOS debut, and Microsoft ended sup...

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20:23
Trump signs executive order to ban transactions with...

Following this week’s announcement that TikTok and other Chinese apps like WeChat would be banned from the United States, President Donald Trump today signed an executive order to officially ban transactions with Chinese companies ByteDance and Tencent.

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19:24
Trump signs executive order banning TikTok if sale...

President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order that will block any transactions between U.S. companies and TikTok parent firm ByteDance starting Sept. 20.Credit: Kon KarampelasThe order, which follows weeks of threats to ban the popular video app from the U.S., will essentially force ByteDance to divest from TikTok or stop operating in the country.

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18:46
Trump executive order seeks to ban TikTok, WeChat...

A week ago Donald Trump said that he could and would ban the video sharing app TikTok, and on Thursday night he issued an executive order to block “transactions” with its parent company, ByteDance. It’s set to take effect in 45 days, which is just be...

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18:37
Microsoft fires back at Apple, accusing it of...

Hour after Apple explained why Microsoft's xCloud wouldn't be coming to iOS, Microsoft shot back and accused the company of "consistently treating gaming apps differently."Credit: MicrosoftOn Wednesday, Microsoft ended its xCloud TestFlight program on iOS and said that the service would not be arriving on iPhone and iPad. In a statement on Thursday, Apple explained that it bars apps which rely on cloud streaming, per its App Store guidelines.

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17:45
Apple Confirms Cloud Gaming Services Like xCloud and...

Apple won't allow Microsoft xCloud or Google Stadia on iOS because of strict App Store guidelines that make cloud services effectively impossible to operate on the iPhone. In a statement to Business Insider, Apple finally came out and explained why these cloud services cannot exist on its platform. The Verge reports: The primary reason: they offer access to apps Apple can't individually review. Here's the official Apple statement: "The App Store was created to be a safe and trusted place for customers to discover and download apps, and a great business opportunity for all developers. Before they go on our store, all apps are reviewed against the same set of guidelines that are intended to protect customers and provide a fair and level playing field to developers.

Our customers enjoy great apps and games from millions of developers, and gaming services can absolutely launch on the App Store as long as they follow the same set of guidelines applicable to all developers,...

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16:35
Apple confirms Google Stadia and services like it...

Google’s Stadia platform has helped start a new form of gaming, streaming from the cloud. In the past year, Stadia, Microsoft xCloud, and Nvidia’s GeForce Now have made a big splash, but they still aren’t available on iOS. Why? Apple has confirmed it won’t allow services like Google Stadia on its platform.

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16:13
Review: Nimble Disc Case does good while protecting...

Nimble's latest iPhone case blends sleek protection with an eco-friendly cause as the accessory maker debuts its latest offering — the clear Disc Case, made of recycled CDs.iPhone 11 Pro with the Nimble Disc CaseThe new Disc Case replaces the Bottle Case line for Nimble, offering an eco-friendly yet stylish option for all of the latest iPhones. Disc Case supports iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11, and iPhone SE (2020).

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16:00
Cadillac jumps into the EV market with its '...

Cadillac has been making automobiles for well over a century but on Thursday evening the carmaker unveiled its first vehicle produced that lacks an internal combustion engine. Say hello to the Lyriq.While many folks associate still Cadillac with its...

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15:30
PSA: Apple Cash service experiencing downtime for...

Apple has just confirmed that the Apple Cash service is not working for some users. This comes just a day after multiple iCloud services stopped working for a few hours, including the Game Center, iCloud Keychain, and more.

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15:27
Facebook sweep deletes some fake Trump supporters...

Facebook has removed several networks of accounts that were spreading misinformation in the US ahead of the 2020 presidential election. One of the troll farms, which was based in Romania, posed as a group of African Americans who said they supported...

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15:04
Owl Car Cam review: 24-hour surveillance redefines...

Update 08/06/2020: After the startup Owl Cameras Inc. shut down abruptly, users were stuck with expensive dash cams and no support. But there's hope! Xirgo Technologies, the company that acquired Owl Cameras Inc.'s intellectual property, has partnered with CallPass to take over the consumer service. Read more about the rehatching of Owlcam, and stay tuned for a review of the new product promised for later this year. 

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15:00
macOS Big Sur: The startup chime is back

Longtime Mac users will remember that the Mac used to “chime” when you powered it up. Apple removed the chime in 2016, but with macOS 10.15 Catalina, users could reinstate the chime through a command in the Terminal.

The chime is back by default in macOS 11 Big Sur. In the short video clip below, you can hear what the chime sounds like on my (beat-up) 2014 MacBook Pro running the Big Sur beta.

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14:53
Twitter Pushed iPhone Update Notes on Limiting Who...

Twitter pushed an iPhone release suggesting that the ability to limit who replies was being rolled out more widely than it currently has been. However, The Verge found out that the release notes came out by mistake.

Twitter has been experimenting with this feature since May, and yesterday pushed an update to the iPhone version of its mobile app suggesting the feature would be more widely rolling out. A Twitter spokesperson now tells The Verge it accidentally pushed incorrect release notes; the feature is not in fact more widely rolling out, for now. “In May, we tested a new way to have a chat with exactly who you want, so you can create and consume more meaningful changes,” read the update text on the App Store. “Now, everyone can try this new feature and choose who can reply to their tweets.” A Twitter spokesperson says the misconception was due “to some accidentally pushed release notes,” and that “the ability...

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14:41
Shot on iPhone – Academy Award Winner Damien...

Apple released a new ‘Shot on iPhone’ video on Wednesday in which Oscar winner Damien Chazelle took famous cinematic styles and flipped them on their side. The nine-minute clip covered everything from action movies to silent films, spy movies to westerns, and showed them in vertical, as if being watched on a phone. It does rather give a new perspective on things.

Shot on iPhone Turns Cinema Vertical

The film was shot on an iPhone 11 Pro. Called ‘The Stun Double, it also featured a soundtrack by Grammy Award. winner Lorne Balfe.

A second video released at the same time showed how Mr. Chazelle went about shooting the clip.

That second video shared revealed the tricks for using a wide-angle lens, guidance on composing shots for the vertical screen. There were also insights from Academy Award winner DP Linus Sandgren, BAFTA-winning production designer Shane Valentino, and top costume designer April Napier...

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13:57
'Hitman 3' will include first-person...

Ever wanted to walk a mile in Agent 47’s shiny shoes? That’ll be possible when Hitman 3 hits PlayStation VR in January, alongside its launch on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and PC. Sony showed off the first look at first-person, VR Hitman during...

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13:51
'Vader Immortal' for PlayStation VR...

Vader Immortal is a pretty great way to get your VR Star Wars fix. If you’ve wanted to give it a shot but don’t have a PC VR rig handy, it’ll soon be available on a new platform. the PlayStation VR version of Vader Immortal will be out on August 25th...

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13:30
'Braid Anniversary Edition' brings back...

Game designer Jonathan Blow’s original masterpiece is getting a remaster. During its latest State of Play livestream, Sony shared footage of Braid Anniversary Edition. The rerelease will feature remastered artwork, new animations and more varied musi...

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13:22
TikTok launches an app for Fire TV

TikTok is no longer just for your phone: the company is launching an app for Fire TV called “More on TikTok.”The app is still somewhat of an experiment for the company, and will feature a mix of popular videos and interviews with popular creators acc...

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12:47
20GB Intel Data Leak Spread on Twitter Includes...

An anonymous leaker took to Twitter to leak 20GB of Intel data and says more is coming soon.

The poster encourages downloaders to look for mentions of ‘backdoors’ in some of the Intel source code, and even provides a sample clip of one such listing, but we aren’t sure of the intentions behind the listings in the code.

Hitting Command + F to look for mentions of backdoors, because such backdoors would conveniently  be labeled as such, right?

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12:44
Apple explains why Microsoft xCloud won't be...

Apple has now specified why Microsoft's xCloud won't be coming to iOS, by pointing out that streaming game services are explicitly prohibited according to App Store policies.On August 5, Microsoft ended the iOS xCloud test flight program, announcing that the service would not be coming to the iPhone and iPad. Instead, the service will launch as an Android exclusive.However, this is hardly surprising news. AppleInsider reported on the limitation of such services in March of this year.

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12:42
Intel hacked, first wave of stolen chip data...

A hacker has released 20GB of confidential chip engineering data stolen from Intel, with the data made available potentially leading to new zero-day threats for users across multiple platforms.Intel hacked, first wave of data dumped in 20GB packageThe hacker linked to a post on secret messaging platform, Telegram, detailing the contents of the leak and a Mega file attached at the bottom. While the contents are harmless on their own, they contain BIOS information and source code of proprietary Intel technology that could be used in building malware.

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12:40
Apple’s new iMacs are now discounted with our...

Yesterday, Apple officially announced new iMacs coming down the pipeline, and today we’re seeing our first discounts. Authorized retailer Expercom is offering notable savings on the latest iMacs when you apply promo code 9to5toys at checkout. That will take nearly $150 off the latest iMacs from Apple. Minimal shipping fees apply on select models. Hit the jump for a full breakdown of pricing.

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12:32
Snapchat introduces voting resources to boost youth...

Snapchat wants to use its influence with young people to help drive higher turnout in the upcoming elections. To do that, the company is introducing a new set of educational tools meant to help users prepare to vote. The new features include voter re...

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12:30
Amazon launches Big Summer Sale, back-to-school...

Amazon's long-awaited Big Summer Sale is here, and while we still have to wait for Prime Day 2020, shoppers can save up to 75% off back-to-school supplies, tech accessories and more.Amazon's Big Summer SaleFrom wireless Qi chargers to Twelve South cases for your iPad Pro, there are a variety of tech accessories on sale at Amazon in addition to household staples like disposable face masks and cooking gadgets.

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12:22
9to5Mac Happy Hour 289: Schiller retires, iMac...

This week on 9to5Mac Happy Hour, Benjamin Mayo and Zac Hall make sense of Phil Schiller’s “Fellow” retirement, the new nano-texture (option) iMac, this week in iPhone 12 part leaks, and much more. Sponsored by Space Time — check out the 9to5 Network’s new space news podcast!

Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4 p.m. ET (or the video after 5 p.m. ET):

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12:20
Snapchat Voting Tools to Appear in September

Snap Inc. is in the process of rolling out Snapchat voting tools like a voter guide and voter registration (via Axios).

Snapchat Voting Tools

According to a Snap spokesperson, four features will be announced:

  • Voter Registration mini app will let users register to vote directly within Snapchat, including a tracker to monitor how many people have registered using the app.
  • Voter Guide to give users information about topics like voting by mail, ballot education, and voter registration. It will feature content from experts like the NAACP, ACLU, BallotReady, DemocracyWorks, APIA Vote, I am a Voter, Vote Early Day, and National Voter Registration Day.
  • Before You Vote mini app will help users learn about different voting options.
  • Voter Checklist...
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Apple restocks refurbished 2020 13″ MacBook A...
Apple has restocked Certified Refurbished 2020 13″ MacBook Airs starting at only $849 and up to $200 off the cost of new Airs. Each MacBook features a new outer case, comes with a standard Apple one-... Read more
Apple restocks clearance 2019 13″ 2.4GHz MacB...
Apple has restocked Certified Refurbished 2019 13″ 2.4GHz 4-Core Touch Bar MacBook Pros starting at $1359 and up to $560 off original MSRP. Apple’s one-year warranty is included, shipping is free,... Read more
Apple restocks refurbished iPhone XR models s...
Apple has restocked Certified Refurbished, unlocked, iPhone XR models in the refurbished section of their online store starting at $539. Each iPhone comes with Apple’s standard one-year warranty,... Read more
Price drops! $100-$200 off clearance 27″ 5K i...
B&H Photo has dropped prices on clearance, previous-generation 27″ 5K iMacs by up to $200 off Apple’s original MSRP: – 27″ 3.0GHz 6-Core 5K iMac: $1699 $100 off original MSRP – 27″ 3.1GHz 6-Core... Read more
Woot offers Apple Watch and iPhone models fro...
Amazon-owned Woot has refurbished Apple Watch and iPhone models available from $99-$749 through August 6th. According to Woot, the items may show some wear, but they have all been fully tested and... Read more
Apple’s Phil Schiller Steps Down As SVP OF Wo...
NEWS: 08.05.20 – Former Apple senior Vice President of worldwide marketing, Phil Schiller, is stepping down from his long time role at the company in order to focus on spending more time with family... Read more
Expercom offers $320 discount on the 6-core 1...
Apple reseller Expercom has the Silver 16″ 6-core MacBook Pro on sale for a limited time for $2079 shipped. Their price is $320 off Apple’s MSRP for this model, and it’s the cheapest price currently... Read more
Apple announces Education pricing for new 202...
Purchase a new 2020 iMac or iMac Pro at Apple using Apple’s Education discount, and take up to $400 off MSRP. All teachers, students, and staff of any educational institution with a .edu email... Read more
Apple reseller Expercom offers $256 discount...
Expercom has Apple’s new 2020 10-core iMac Pro available for order and on sale for $4743 shipped. Their price is $256 off Apple’s MSRP for this new model, and it’s the cheapest price we’ve seen so... Read more
Apple releases refreshed 2020 27″ iMacs with...
Apple today released updated versions of their 27″ iMacs featuring 10th generation Intel processors, SSDs across the board, a better 5K display, and improvements to the camera, speakers, and mic.... Read more

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