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Apple TV+ and Disney+ will both launch in November,...

Enlarge / Tim Cook announces Apple TV+ at an event on March 25, 2019. (credit: Ron Amadeo)

Disney earlier this year announced that it will launch its Disney+ streaming TV service on November 12 in the United States for $6.99 per month. Yesterday, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman published a report claiming that Apple's competing TV service, ...

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Apple’s Home app takes a step back in iOS 13

Apple is upgrading HomeKit this fall with new features like Secure Video and expanded automation, but it’s not all good news for Apple’s smart home framework. The Home app where users manage the smart home experience makes one design choice that is likely meant to make it more approachable. In practice, the change degrades the experience for a whole category of HomeKit products.


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Apple Music launches “Shazam Discovery” chart,...

It’s hard for the average person to “discover” new artists and music but this might help.

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Apple buys two Cupertino city center office...

Apple is continuing to cement its position as a major part of Cupertino, with the iPhone maker expanding its real estate portfolio with the purchase of two office buildings within the Cupertino City Center district for $290 million.

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Leaked Pricing for Apple TV+ is Certainly a Trial...

The leaked pricing for Apple TV+ is certainly intentional and designed to gauge the reaction in the community.

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Investor buys back into AAPL because Tim Cook has...

Managing partner at Short Hills Capital, Steve Weiss, shared in an interview on CNBC that despite being a critic of Apple and Tim Cook in the past, he’s repurchased AAPL and that it’s “one of the bigger positions” for the investment firm. Two of the reasons Weiss is bullish on Apple is he likes that Tim Cook has the ear of President Trump and the company’s more aggressive approach.


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How to opt out of forced arbitration on the Apple...

Should you apply for an Apple Card, one would hope that nothing will happen that leads you to want to sue Apple or Goldman Sachs. Should that happen, however, the customer agreement mandates something called forced arbitration.

What’s that? The customer agreement states that you “knowingly and voluntarily waive the right to be heard in court or have a jury trial on all Claims subject to this Agreement.” Essentially, when you get an Apple Card you agree to have any agreements settled by arbitration rather than the courts. Any disputes you have will be brought before an independent third-party panel (these are usually chosen by the companies to which you agreed to arbitration, in this case Apple and Goldman Sachs). 


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Apple sued for alleged leg damage due to faulty...

Another day, another lawsuit. As noted by AppleInsider, Apple is being sued for allegedly selling a faulty MacBook and charger, one which allegedly overheated and caused permanent burn marks to the plaintiff’s leg in 2016.

Filed at the New York Supreme Court on May 31, Yoland Oyiya claims she was the victim of burn marks caused by her MacBook. She said she suffered "serious and permanent personal injuries, including but not limited to a skin burn on her left leg," caused by the Mac laptop and its charger. 

The lawsuit wants judgment against Apple for an unspecified amount, but one that "exceeds the monetary jurisdictional limits of all lower New York State Courts," as well as demands for further relief "as the court may deem just and proper," as well as costs and disbursements, notes ...

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Tips and tricks for mastering Apple Card

While Apple Card still operates as a traditional credit card, Apple has mixed things up with its skill of blending hardware and software. To help you make the most of your new Apple Card, here are our favorite tips and tricks.

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On Apple Card launch day, Mastercard touts security...

After gradually rolling out to testers over the last two weeks, Apple Card today officially launched to everyone. In conjunction with that launch, both Mastercard and Goldman Sachs are touting their newfound partnership with Apple.


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Apple sued over 2016 leg injury caused by alleged...

A lawsuit has been filed against Apple accusing it of selling a faulty MacBook and charger, one which allegedly overheated and caused permanent burn marks to her leg in 2016, with the filing occurring on the third anniversary of the supposed incident.

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Hands on: Microsoft Edge browser beta for Mac gains...

It's very early days for the promised Collections tool for gathering and managing research, but what's working is promising. The whole browser is feeling faster, too, which may help make it a strong Safari rival.

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Today's best Apple deals see latest Macs drop...

Apple Authorized Resellers continue to slash prices on Apple's latest products, with the current Mac mini falling to $699 and 2019 MacBook Pros up to $450 off. These Apple deals are subject to change at any time, with some of the record-breaking discounts ending today.

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Apple Arcade offers easy sign-ups, installations...

Mac users will discover an already familiar usability experience when Apple Arcade goes live, with a trial of the service and the currently-available six titles revealing not only that they can be downloaded and installed through the macOS App Store, but also the quality of games the service will offer.

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TV+ Pricing, Microsoft’s AI Hire – TMO Daily...

John Martellaro and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to talk about the leaked TV+ Pricing and the latest AI hire at Microsoft.

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Twitter Suspends Hundreds of Accounts Spreading Hong...

Twitter suspended 936 accounts involved in “a significant state-backed information operation” to spread disinformation in Hong Kong.

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How to take a screenshot on iPhone, iPad, and Apple...

Here's a comprehensive guide to the surprising number of ways you can take a screenshot on Apple's iOS and watchOS devices -- plus how to annotate those shots and share them, too.

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Apple Card is now available to all US iPhone owners...

Applications to Apple's new digital credit card, dubbed simply Apple Card, are now available to all iPhone users in the United States. This follows a short period when Apple offered early access to a select number of customers who signed up and an employees-only test before that.

Apple Card is a MasterCard backed by Goldman Sachs, and it is primarily managed and used inside the Wallet app on iPhones running iOS 12.4 or...

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The How To Start A Podcast Tutorial Bundle: $19

We have a deal on a set of tutorials called the How to Start a Podcast Bundle. Produced by Lewis Howes, Alex Blumberg, John Lee Dumas, Anna Sussman, and Julia DeWitt, this bundle includes 4 training courses, 57 lessons, and 22 hours of content. It’s just $19 through our deal.

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YouTube is Embracing Philosophy, Science, History

YouTube creators are known for makeup tips and stunts. But the i looked into how the platform is aiming to offer content looking at philosophy, science, and history, in partnerships involving its creators and influencers.

YouTube executive Luke Hyams describes the platform as “the biggest video library and resource in the history of civilisation”. It is also a media giant competing in an increasingly crowded video entertainment market. Whereas rival streaming services throw their budgets at star directors, scriptwriters and acting talent, YouTube’s content focus is on its own “YouTubers’”, the creators and influencers who have used the platform to build channels that attract millions of visitors each day. Hyams, who is head of YouTube Originals for Europe, Middle East and Africa, will look to harness this homegrown talent in making a series of ambitious UK-commissioned shows which he hopes will become global hits.


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IKEA’s affordable smart blinds won’t support HomeKit...

On Friday, a video emerged offering our closest look yet at IKEA’s long-awaited smart blinds. Throughout the entire launch process, IKEA has said the blinds would support HomeKit through its TRÅDFRI hub, but now the company says HomeKit won’t be supported at launch.


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Plex Desktop Lets You Control Your Media From Your...

There’s a new Plex desktop app with the features of Plex Media Player and some offline capabilities. It will be available on macOS and Windows.

The desktop “side” of the (admittedly Janus-esque) Plex Media Player will live on in the form of the new desktop app. For the TV layout lovers out there, we want to be clear about this: the long-term plan is for the new desktop app to replace Plex Media Player as our only desktop solution. The new desktop app is notably lacking TV mode, which means that we’re going to stop supporting the traditional HTPC setup (using a desktop computer connected to your TV or home theater) with this app.

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New Porsche Taycan Car Will Support Apple Music

Porsche is introducing an electric sports car called Porsche Taycan, and it’s partnering with Apple to add Apple Music support in its system.

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Direction of Apple's Health group is allegedly...

Changes in the leadership and internal conflict over the future of Apple Health has led to a number of employees to leave the company, a report claims, with the Health team apparently at odds over catering towards average healthy users or to major healthcare subjects.

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Apple Card Now Available to All US iPhone Users

After a short period of restricting the Apple Card to those who signed up for early access, Apple has now opened the Apple Card to all iPhone users in the United States. Apple said nothing about when it might become available in other countries.

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∞ Piebald moose sighting is accompanied with the...

“Look at da size of ‘im, Nancy!” I’m from Nova Scotia but I absolutely love the Newfoundland accent.

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Tuesday deals: Latest Retina iMacs up to $350 off,...
9to5Mac Daily: August 20, 2019 – Apple TV+ details,...

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

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Apple Health team reportedly facing directional...

Apple has made its interest in the health industry clear over the last several years with features like HealthKit, the Apple Watch, and more. Today, a new report from CNBC details discord within the Health team at Apple, including an increase in departures.


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Acronis True Image 2020 launches with automatic...

Apple’s Time Machine is a great built-in tool to create backups of your Mac but if you’re looking for a more robust and customizable option, Acronis True Image is a notable choice. Arriving today, Acronis True Image 2020 brings improvements and new features like automatic replication of local Mac backups to the cloud, the ability to choose what networks your Mac can use for backups, customizable backup schedules, and more.


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Here are all the new Apple Pay card issuers added...

Apple is now regularly updating its roster of banks and credit unions with Apple Pay. Here are all the card issuers added in 2018-2019, in the U.S. and abroad, updated on August 20, covering the expansion of Danske Bank to four more countries.

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We Need a New Internet That Can Withstand Climate...

The internet infrastructure is vulnerable to climate change. The fiber optic cables that ferry data can handle some water damage, but they weren’t meant to be permanently underwater.

…within the next 15 years, in a scenario that projects about a foot of sea level rise by then, 4,067 miles of fiber conduit cables are likely to be permanently underwater. In New York, Los Angeles, and Seattle, the rising seas could drown roughly 20 percent of all metro fiber conduit. These are the lines that physically ferry our Internet traffic from place to place.

Another 1,101 “nodes”—the buildings or places where cables rise out of the ground, which often house computer servers, routers, and network switches to move our data around—are also expected to be swamped.

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Apple Music’s new ‘Shazam Discovery’ playlist...

Apple Music has launched a new featured playlist that leverages data from its Shazam music recognition service. “Shazam Discovery” highlights 50 “up-and-coming songs from breaking artists” and will be updated weekly.


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App Store shakeup limits simulated gambling to users...

Apple is changing how some apps are presented in the App Store, with a message to developers warning simulated gambling apps are now rated 17+ in all countries, while enabling some apps with mature content to be available to users in the Republic of Korea aged 19 or over.

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Exclusive: Apple Arcade hands-on with early access...

Today I was able to go hands-on with an early preview of Apple Arcade, which Apple announced back during its March services-oriented event. Apple Arcade is an upcoming $4.99 a month gaming service that will allow gamers to play over 100 new and exclusive titles across platforms like the iPhone and iPad, Apple TV, and Mac.

We were able to gain access to a special internal early access program aimed at Apple employees, which allowed us to go hands-on with Apple Arcade on a MacBook Pro running the latest macOS Catalina beta. As was noted by 9to5Mac’s Gui Rambo, Apple is charging a small subscription fee of $0.49/mo to test Apple Arcade until iOS 13 launches later in the fall.


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Amazon Alexa can now play Apple Music in France,...

Amazon is continuing its international rollout of the Apple Music on Alexa skill, with it now available in France, Germany, Italy, and Spain.

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Apple Pay Now Available to Danske Bank Customers

Apple Pay is now available to customers of the country’s largest bank, Danske Bank. Both private and business customers can use it.

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New Shazam Discovery Playlist for Apple Music

Today Apple Music launches the Shazam Discovery Top 50 playlist, which is a weekly global ranking of 50 trending artists.

The chart will be updated every Tuesday and is exclusively available to stream on Apple Music. Artists at the top of the first list include Ohana Bam, A$ton Wyld, Tones and I and Regard…The chart ranks songs that are trending in the U.S. and “over 10 countries”; artists from more countries will be featured soon.

Sounds cool but I hope it’s not filled with hip-hop, because that seems to be Apple Music’s focus.

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Huawei CEO Expects no Sanctions Relief

In an interesting in-depth interview with the Associated Press, Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei said he expected U.S. sanction against the company to go ahead. He said the firm is planning assuming they will happen. His daughter, the company’s CFO, is fighting extradition from Canada to the U.S. where she faces a number charges.

In an interview with The Associated Press at Huawei’s sprawling, leafy headquarters campus in the southern city of Shenzhen, the 74-year-old Ren said Huawei expects U.S. curbs on most technology sales to go ahead despite Monday’s announcement of a second 90-day delay. He said no one in Washington would risk standing up for the company. The biggest impact will be on American vendors that sell chips and other components to Huawei, the biggest maker of network gear for phone companies, he said. Washington has placed Huawei on an “entity list” of foreign companies that require official permission to buy American technology.


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Microsoft Hires Former Siri Boss Bill Stasior

Bill Stasior, who previously oversaw Siri, is joining Microsoft as a corporate vice president of technology leading an AI group

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Critics say Apple’s 325,000 Korean jobs claim is ‘...

Tech companies in South Korea are dismissing Apple’s claim that it has created 325,000 Korean jobs, stating that the real number is just 500…


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USB-C devices? Charge ‘em anywhere with the ADAM...

ADAM Elements is back with a powerful charging power bank that can be used to keep any of your USB-C gear fully charged. The ADAM Elements GRAVITY M Fast Charge Power Bank (on sale for $50) features a 10,000 mAh battery pack and the brains to quickly charge your USB-C gear.

Charge your iPhone, iPad, Google Pixel 3, and other USB-C devices with the ADAM Elements GRAVITY M 10,000mAh Fast Charge Power Bank. With its PD 3.0 power delivery and Qualcomm quick charge (QC 3.0) technology, you can quickly charge your devices from 0% to 50% in just 30 minutes. And, in addition to its massive 10,000mAh capacity, this power bank also comes with multiple-circuit,...

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Apple TV+ Set for November Launch

Apple TV+ is set to launch by November 2019, costing $9.99 a month after an initial free trial, and Apple has put $6bn into original content.

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YubiKey 5Ci Security Key Launches for iPhones

Today Yubico launches the YubiKey 5Ci, an authentication device made for iPhones. This gives Apple users true two-factor authentication.

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The Apple Card is now here (at least for U.S....

The Apple Card is now available in the U.S. Customers can apply for an Apple Card through the Wallet app on iPhone in minutes and start using it with Apple Pay in stores, in apps and on websites. 

It has no fees, encourages customers to pay less interest, offers an easy-to-understand view of spending and provides a new level of privacy and security, according to Jennifer Bailey, Apple’s vice president of Apple Pay. This launch follows the Apple Card preview earlier this month, during which a limited number of customers were invited to apply early.

Apple Card’s rewards program, Daily Cash, gives back a percentage of every purchase as cash on customers’ Apple Cash card each day. Customers will receive 2% Daily Cash every time they use Apple Card with Apple Pay, and 3%Daily Cash on all purchases made directly with Apple, including at Apple Stores,, the App Store, the...

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Apple Card is here, find out all you need to know

After months of waiting, Apple Card has been launched and is potentially available to all iPhone users in the US. If it's right for you, Apple Card is going to change everything.

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Fun video shows iPhone X controlled by original...

iPadOS 13 gives you the ability to use a mouse with an iPad, but iOS 13 also lets you use a mouse with an iPhone. YouTuber Napabar decided to have a little fun with this…


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Live from space, an astronaut uses an iPad to DJ a...

[VIDEO] Digital DJ Tips:

This past week, the first ever live DJ set from space took place. Using an iPad with djay Pro, European astronaut Luca Parmitano’s performance was beamed from the International Space Station straight to a cruise ship packed with ravers. Floating inside one of the ISS’s rooms, DJ Luca dropped a mix of EDM, hardstyle and uplifting (ahem) trance to an enthusiastic audience watching him from massive LED walls back on Earth.

This is amazing. Check out the video embedded in the main Loop post. Tiny detail I love is the velcro on the back of the iPad that Luca uses to keep his iPad from floating away.

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Apple Card Officially Launches for Everyone in the U...

After months of beta testing and a soft launch earlier this month, Apple Card is now available to all Apple customers in the United States.

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First dual security key launches with Lightning and...

After previewing the first Lightning security key for iPhone and iPad back at CES in January, Yubico has launched its YubiKey 5Ci today. The new hardware security key offers both Lightning and USB-C and is compatible with macOS, iOS, and more.


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LG Innotek ramping up supply chain for 'iPhone...

LG Innotek has reportedly started production of camera modules destined for use in the 2019 iPhone models, with the supplier believed to have been increasing its employee headcount since March in preparation for the high-volume manufacturing process.

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Apple launches movie bundle sale under $10, plus $1...

Apple has launched a handful of new movie sales today, highlighted by double features for $10 and various bundles under $15. You’ll of course find the usual smattering of other titles on sale and this week’s $1 HD rental. All of our top picks can be found below.


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ARKit and animated tattoos

This is both cool and significant. Start by watching the video in the embedded tweet:

Entering a new dimension: activating AR tattoo art

Created with @eyejackapp by Sutu @thenawlz

— Nikita S (@singareddynm) August 18, 2019

These were created on a Mac using an app called EyeJack Creator. Imagine the possibilities.

On the art side, there are paths for animation and storytelling. And there is also the possibility of embedding hidden copyright information tied to a specific design.

There is also the possibility of tying hidden messages to a temporary...

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Apple granted patent for vehicle doors with ‘...

Let the Apple Car rumors roll on. Apple has been granted a patent (number 10,384,519) for car doors with “adaptive positioning.”

In the patent info, the tech giant notes that most vehicles have hinged doors that swing open at an angle to the vehicle. Hinged doors are typically operated manually which Apple says can be “cumbersome: for passengers to open and close. A passenger may also find it difficult to enter and exit the vehicle through a hinged door because the door itself may obstruct the passenger's path out of or into the vehicle. 

Some vehicles use sliding doors that slide open along the side of the vehicle, providing an unobstructed path into and out of the vehicle. Apple says that sliding doors typically provide larger openings and easier access to the vehicle and are sometimes powered so that the doors can be opened and closed automatically. 

However, conventional sliding doors are restricted to move along a single...

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Apple Card is now accepting applications in the...

Apple has officially launched Apple Card, making its own-branded credit card in partnership with Goldman Sachs, with customers in the United States now able to apply for a card from their iPhones without an invitation, and use their account the same day once accepted.

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Apple Card now available to all iPhone users in the...

Apple announced that Apple Card is available to everyone in the United States from today. To sign up, simply open the Wallet app on your iPhone and begin the application process.

In a press release, Apple Pay VP Jennifer Bailey said Apple was “thrilled” with the interest in Apple’s credit card. Apple also announced that it is extending the 3% Daily Cash offer to third-party merchants, starting with Uber and Uber Eats.


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Apple published a new Press Release

Apple just published a new Press Release:

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Apple published a new Press Release

Apple just published a new Press Release:

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Apple Music debuts Shazam Discovery Top 50 chart

As noted by Billboard, Apple has launched the Shazam Discovery Top 50 chart, which will highlight the top 50 songs from emerging artists that are trending in the U.S. and 10 other countries.

Apple says there are more than 20 million “Shazams” every day and the company will use that data to predict the artists it thinks will be next to break through to Shazam’s more mainstream charts and into the public consciousness. Shazam Discovery Top 50, which will update every Tuesday, will incorporate more countries into the chart in the near future and is exclusively available on Apple Music.

In December 2017 it was reported that Apple was acquiring Shazam, the popular music recognition app that’s used by more than 100 million people each month to identify music, get song lyrics, and more. The deal was rumored to have...

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YubiKey 5Ci security key compatible with Lightning...

Yubico has announced the release of the YubiKey 5Ci, the worlds first security key for USB-C and Lightning devices.

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How Home Sharing works in macOS Catalina

Use Home Sharing on your Mac to share your media with your home, dorm, or office? Never heard of Home Sharing?

Either way, take a read of the linked article. Kirk McElhearn walks through the new Home Sharing interface coming with macOS Catalina.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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'Project Titan' Apple Car may have wide...

Apple's 'Project Titan' self-driving car could include course-correction systems to assist with bad weather or road conditions, while sliding doors could have extra sensors to ensure they adapt to open as widely as possible, despite the presence of obstacles.

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Apple Music launches Shazam Discovery Top 50 chart

In an expansion of Shazam integration with Apple Music, Apple has debuted a new Shazam Discovery Top 50 chart to enhance user discovery of new and trending music.

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Apple TV+ with only five shows at the start but $9....

The Apple TV+ streaming service will arrive in November and cost $9.99 per month, according to Bloomberg. The article, quoting unnamed “people familiar with the matter,” says Apple will start with a small selection (five) of shows, then add more “frequently” over several months. 

Bloomberg says that a free trial period is likely, as Apple does with Apple Music. The article says all this is part of the tech giant’s goal to reach $50 billion in service sales by 2020.

Bloomberg says that Apple’s initial slate of shows will include “The Morning Show,” Steven Spielberg’s “Amazing Stories,” “See” with Jason Momoa, “Truth Be Told” with Octavia Spencer, and a documentary series about extravagant houses called “Home.”

The Sellers Research Group (that’s me) thinks that...

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∞ Apple moves gambling app rating to 17+ globally,...

From an Apple developer email:

To ensure that our global age rating system continues to help make the App Store safe for kids, apps that feature Frequent/Intense Simulated Gambling will be rated 17+ in all countries and regions starting August 20, 2019.


In an effort to open up additional opportunities for developers, we’ve worked with the government of the Republic of Korea on making more apps available on the App Store in the Republic of Korea.

Note that the Republic of Korea is the official name of what is commonly referred to as South Korea.

If your app meets at least one of the criteria below, you’ll be able to offer it on the App Store in the Republic of Korea to users 19 years of age or older.

And here are those criteria:

  • Apps in the Casino subcategory with age rating 17+
  • Apps in the Games or Entertainment categories with Frequent/Intense selected for at least one of the following content descriptions:...
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180 CEOs With Tim Cook Want to Redefine a...

180 CEOs, including Tim Cook, signed a statement from Business Roundtable to reimagine what a corporation’s purpose is. Instead of (or alongside) maximizing profits for shareholders, there are other important qualities.

Businesses play a vital role in the economy by creating jobs, fostering innovation and providing essential goods and services. Businesses make and sell consumer products; manufacture equipment and vehicles; support the national defense; grow and produce food; provide health care; generate and deliver energy; and offer financial, communications and other services that underpin economic growth.

It’s a nice sentiment, and i hope that these are more than just good PR words.

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LG ramping up production of triple-lens cameras for...

LG Innotek has ramped up production of the triple-lens cameras for this year’s flagship iPhones, according to a supply-chain report.

The company, which is Apple’s primary supplier for camera modules, is said to have quadrupled its headcount over the summer…


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Satechi car charger/cable combo is great for...

Some of the best iPhone, iPad, and Mac accessories are those that do their job with taking up a lot of room. One example, is Satechi’s 72W Type-C PD Car Charger and Apple MFi Certified USB-C to Lightning Cable. Using the latest Power Delivery technology, you can...

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YubiKey 5Ci review: WebAuthn encrypted Lightning key...

Yubico's new YubiKey 5Ci is the company's first hardware authentication device with a Lightning adapter for the iPhone. YubiKey provides security that reduces the potential of password-based account hijacking.

Just like a second-factor token sent via text message or generated by an authentication app like Google Authenticator or Authy, YubiKey provides an additional element after a login with a username and password. Because phone numbers can be and have been hijacked and re-routed to other phones, it’s even more reliable than assuming a text-based code will always wind up at the same physical device.

YubiKey currently works with some apps and via the Brave browser in iOS. YubiKey supports the relatively new WebAuthn protocol approved by the World Web Web Consortium (W3C) to allow strong, encrypted second-factor authentication directly within a browser, without requiring proprietary extensions or company-specific...

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Apple and 180 other big companies redefine the...

Apple has frequently said that it aims to do the right thing even when it doesn’t make financial sense, and any shareholders who aren’t happy with that should get out of the stock.

The iPhone maker yesterday reiterated that stance, and joined with 180 other big businesses in declaring that it was time for a new understanding of the purpose of a corporation …


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Germany getting the ability to stream Apple Music on...

Apple and Amazon partnered back in December to give subscribers the ability to stream Apple Music on Echo speakers – and that capability is reportedly rolling out to Germany today.

There are two options for adding Apple Music to an Echo speakers …


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Five questions to ask yourself before you apply for...

Any day now, the Apple Card will be available to tens of millions of U.S. consumers. And it’s definitely getting plenty of hype.

With that slick white titanium card, the purchase tracking, the security features… it’s easy to understand why you might want it.

But it’s ultimately still a MasterCard credit card backed by a big multinational bank, and before you apply for it, you should really ask yourself these five questions.

Can you always pay it off?

Do you intend to fully pay off your Apple Card every month, or will you run a balance?

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States pushing forward on antitrust investigation of...

Following a July planning meeting with US Attorney General William Barr, individual states appear poised to launch their own antitrust investigations of big tech sooner rather than later.

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Chicago Music Summit Coming to Apple Store Michigan...

The Apple Store on Michigan Avenue will host the second Chicago Music Summit it emerged Monday. 9to5Mac outlined some of the details of the event, which which will run for the second time this September. Details of the first two weeks of sessions also appeared as part of the Today at Apple program.

Apple describes the Chicago Music Industry Summit as a time to “connect with others and tap into creative resources to help further your career in music and the arts.” The month-long event collection is a collaboration with Apple Music and organized under the umbrella of Today at Apple, the program of daily creative sessions held in every Apple Store. Like all Today at Apple sessions, Chicago Music Industry Summit events are free to attend and generally take the form of hands-on labs, discussions, and live performances...

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How to add an Infrared remote-controlled accessory...

Theoretically, HomeKit supports fans as a smart home accessory. There are some HomeKit ceiling fans already on sale, but what I’ve been holding out for is a HomeKit tower fan for my office. Unfortunately, there aren’t really any to speak of.

After years of waiting, and a particularly hot summer, I gave up and explored the enthusiast route. I bought a standard fan with an IR remote control and set out to induct it into my HomeKit home using Homebridge…


The post How to add an Infrared remote-controlled accessory to your HomeKit smart home appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Leaked assets hint at upcoming ceramic, titanium...

The Apple leaks continue, a new set of images indicating that Apple is on the verge of offering both a new ceramic Apple Watch and a new titanium Watch.

Apple has sold ceramic watches in the past but did not offer a ceramic Series 4, and titanium is a wholly new direction for Apple Watch case materials.

The leak apparently emanated from a recent set of Apple Watch firmware, the assets showing show animation playing when the device is first set up. The animation mimics the back design of the Watch featuring the model name and the iconic ‘Designed by Apple in California’ signature.

The pictured assets are clearly destined for the 44mm watch screen, but iHelpBR has also found equivalent assets for the 40mm watch.

At the beginning of 2019, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo stated that Apple would launch a new ceramic Apple Watch.

Apple debuted the ceramic Apple Watch Edition line with the Series 2, offering it in a white color. For the Series 3 generation,...

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Rumor: APIs, early access program, points to $5/...

Apple employees have, as expected, been granted early access to Apple Arcade this summer. A leak from the APIs suggests that the launch price will be $4.99 per month.

Employees taking place in the Apple Arcade early access program are apparently charged $0.49 with a one-month free trial. The program is thought to be ending upon the release of iOS 13 to the public. Apple is also rumored to be launching the next-gen iPhone with a September 10th keynote. The keynote is expected to launch services like Apple Arcade and Apple TV+.

Per the article:

“Today, I was able to get information about the price of an Apple Arcade subscription to customers. This information is available in one of the APIs used by the App Store app. According to a promotional message found in the service, the price for Apple Arcade will be $4.99 / month, including a one-month free trial. As Apple previously announced, the service will allow access to all members in a Family Sharing account.”...

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Netvue Belle video doorbell review: Certainly not...

Netvue makes a big AI promise for its Belle video doorbell, but that feature falls flat.

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Security check: MacBook Pro battery chaos

The Macalope hopes you don’t have any travel plans for the rest of the year because you’re going to need to get to the airport eight days early because of the MacBook Pro.

“Huh?” you say, thinking The Macalope can hear you (he can’t). Let’s take a look.

Writing for the Forbes contributor network and Chicken Little School of Aviation Security, Ewan Spence tells us “Apple's Dangerous MacBook Pro Banned From Flying, Get Ready For Airport Chaos.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Alex.)

The MacBook Pro is dangerous. You will face airport chaos.

These fortune cookies are getting weirdly specific.

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How to show battery percentage on iPhone X, XR, and...

Noticed that your iPhone X, XR, or XS doesn’t show the battery percentage in the status bar? Read along for four ways to show your battery percentage on Apple’s recent iPhones.


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HP's latest gaming headset delivers active...

HP has unveiled a host of new gaming products for Gamescom 2019, starting with the Omen Mindframe Prime, a high-end gaming headset with features that should make competitive play more comfortable. Your ears will heat up less thanks to HP's "Frostcap"...

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Samsung's 32-inch Space Gaming Monitor makes...

Giant gaming monitors have a conspicuous problem: all that visual real estate usually swallows up desk space, leaving limited room for your speakers, elaborate peripherals or the PC itself. Samsung might have a simple fix. Its newly unveiled Space...

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Porsche Taycan will come with a standalone Apple...

Porsche Taycan owners will be able to play their Apple Music collection directly through the vehicle's touchscreen display. According to TechCrunch, the automaker has teamed up with Cupertino to integrate Apple Music into the upcoming electric vehicl...

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'Final Fantasy VIII' Remastered is coming...

Were you disappointed to hear that Square Enix merely remastered Final Fantasy VIII instead of remaking it like it did its predecessor? We hope you can take solace in the fact that you don't have to wait years for its release. The developer has revea...

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TikTok offers in-app purchasing of sponsored products

TikTok, the short-form video platform dominated by teens, is now moving steadily into sponsored content. TechCrunch reported today that the app will now let viewers buy products associated with sponsored hashtags without leaving the app. Called Hasht...

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Bloomberg: Apple plans to launch TV+ in November for...

Apple has been on a content-buying spree over the past year or so, because it's apparently almost ready to launch its Netflix competitor. According to Bloomberg, the tech giant is planning to roll out its TV+ subscription service in November, and it...

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Apple accidentally unpatches iOS vulnerability,...

Hackers have for the first time in years released a publicly available jailbreak for iPhones running up-to-date software after Apple mistakenly unpatched a critical vulnerability in its most current iOS release.

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Porsche teams up with Apple to offer in-car Apple...

Porsche announced today that it has partnered with Apple for infotainment options in its upcoming all-electric Taycan. The partnership will allow users to stream Apple Music directly in the car using the Porsche Taycan’s built-in cellular connection.


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Amazon unveils trailer for third season of ‘The...

Get ready for more Jewish jokes and mile a minute dialogue. Amazon unveiled a trailer today for the third season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. The Amy Sherman-Palladino comedy series about a 1950s New York City housewife who moonlights as a stand-up...

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Apple Music gets first native auto integration in...

Porsche on Monday announced plans to offer Apple Music as a standalone app in its upcoming Taycan, the German marque's first all-electric sports car.

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San Francisco’s 25-year-old FogCam shuts down this...

On August 30th, FogCam, the internet's oldest running web camera, will air its final transmission from its perch on top of San Francisco State University. Since 1994, the camera has allowed people from across the world to watch the coming and going o...

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Apple TV+ to reportedly launch in November for $9.99...

A report on Monday puts a date to Apple's upcoming Apple TV+ launch, saying current plans are to launch the subscription service in November for a monthly fee of $9.99.

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You can finally get PowerBeats Pro in colors other...

After launching its truly wireless Powerbeats Pro headphones earlier this year, Beats is finally introducing new color options to its lineup. The earbuds, which retail for $250, will be available in off-white Ivory, a nature-green Moss, and dark blue...

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Bloomberg: Apple targeting $9.99 per month for Apple...

Following a report from The Financial Times earlier today, Bloomberg has now published its own report detailing certain aspects of Apple TV+. According to the report, Apple is targeting a November launch of Apple TV+ and “weighing” a price of $9.99 per month.


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Chris Pine to star in Watergate biopic from Amazon

Just in case the current presidency isn't scandal-ridden enough for you, a new film will chronicle the exploits of former Nixon counsel John Dean. Variety reported that Amazon Studios bought a feature pitch about the key Watergate player with Chris P...

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Persistence Is Reality – Mac Geek Gab 775

Sometimes your computer keeps doing something you don’t want it to do. Sometimes it stops doing something it’s supposed to be doing. Persistence is a finicky friend sometimes, and your two favorite geeks are here to help you with some of the specifics. Listen as John and Dave dig into Safari tabs, Apps on Apple Watch, displaying Time Zones in a world without Dashboard Widgets, and more. Press Play and enjoy learning at least five new things!

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Apple's 2019 iMacs are up to $350 off, closeout...

Those looking for a sleek setup with a built-in high-res display and premium desktop components can currently save up to $700 instantly on current and closeout iMac models. Configurations start at just $899 thanks to the lowest prices ever on many systems. Don't delay, though, as these iMac deals end soon.

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Apple earmarks more than $6B for Apple TV+ shows in...

A report on Monday claims Apple's budget for Apple TV+ has ballooned to more than $6 billion as it invests in an original content library to compete against streaming stalwarts.

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Apple filing lawsuit over Corellium’s iOS Replicas

Apple has recently filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Corellium, stating that the company has copied its iPad and iPhone operating systems without permission and selling it for profit. The…

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