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Saturday January 25

Upgrade your Apple Watch w/ Longvadon’s timeless...

Whether you recently upgraded to the Apple Watch Series 5 or currently use any of the previous models, Longvadon can breathe some new life into your Apple Watch with its luxury watch bands. And Longvadon is making the upgrade even easier for readers by offering an exclusive discount for 9to5Mac readers with code 9TO5MAC15 (or your third band free if you buy two). Head below for more a closer look.


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Vine relaunches as Byte, bringing six-second videos...

Everybody's favorite six-second video platform is back and it's got a new name: Byte. Let's take a look and see if the resurrected Vine is any better than its predecessor.

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Beats Solo Pro wireless noise-canceling headphones...

Beats brand offers high-quality audio and hardware, but they’re a little on the pricey side. For this reason, Beats headphones quickly sell out when a promotion appears.

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Apple Arcade game ‘Butter Royale’ now available

Apple Arcade’s most recent addition is ‘Butter Royale‘, a multiplayer free-for-all shooter game that’s kid-friendly. The game has an online mode that pits 32 players against each other, and an offline mode that you can play with bots as your opponents. Instead of guns and bazookas, the toons wield kitchen tools that blast baguettes and sauces. Each match lasts no longer than 5 minutes in total.

Butter Royale on Apple Arcade

Developer Mighty Bear Games has put ‘Butter Royale’ at the 9+ age category, which means it’s safe for kids who are aged 9 and above and without needing adult supervision. Due to it being an Apple Arcade title, there’s no in-app purchases, ads or loot boxes. The game is compared to a hugely popular hit app ‘Fortnite’ due to its battle royale system.


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Apple advocates for improved sharing and access of...

Microsoft and Apple representatives will be attending a Carin Alliance meeting to push for a better way for patients to share and access their medical records. The event focuses on a proposed change by the Department of Health & Human Services, which will promote medical data inter-operability among healthcare providers.

CNBC reports that Apple Health Team representative Ricky Bloomfield will be attending the meeting. The push addresses the difficulty of patients switching healthcare systems and providers due to medical facilities still using CDs or fax to provide health records.

Apple is at the forefront of making the patient’s health data become more accessible. Recently, the Cupertino-based company has recently launched the Health Records...

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Apple jobs website updated with animated logos and...

The jobs website of Apple has received a new facelift, featuring a new video and a totally new look to try and captivate job seekers. One of the notable additions is the array of Apple logos the company has made as part of its October 18 event for the Mac.

Different logos come out whenever the ‘refresh’ button is tapped. The new video has an accompanying message to recruit Apple employee hopefuls who want to be part of the team.

Apple’s jobs site contains sections that outline jobs in retail locations, Apple’s philosophy, student opportunities, different Apple teams and a location overview where its retail stores are. Visitors can create a profile before going job hunting as well.

The revamp has now been applied to the official Apple jobs website. Those who might be interested or are job-...

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Tim Cook announces Apple will donate to coronavirus...

Apple will be donating to a variety of groups in China that are helping to fight the outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

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Tim Cook says Apple will donate to efforts in...

Apple CEO Tim Cook has tweeted that “we send our love and support to the many impacted by the cornonavirus” and that "Apple will be donating to groups on the ground helping support all of those affected.”

The spread of the deadly coronanus virus is accelerating, Chinese President Xi Jinping warned, after holding a special government meeting on the Lunar New Year public holiday.

The country is facing a "grave situation" told senior officials, according to state television. As noted by the BBC, the coronavirus has killed at least 41 people and infected some 1,400 since its discovery in the city of Wuhan. Travel restrictions have already hit several affected cities.

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Electric car ownership is the cure for range anxiety...

Anecdotally, I’ve heard similar from the few Tesla and Leaf owners I know.

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Jury rules Apple must pay WiLAN $85M for patent...

A jury in San Diego has ruled that Apple must pay Quarterhill Inc.'s WiLAN $85 million in royalties for infringing patents in a retrial of a case from 2018.

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California jury says Apple has to fork out $85...

A jury in San Diego, California jury says Apple must pay WiLan $85 million for patent infringement to WiLan, as reported by Bloomberg. This is all part of an ongoing legal battle.

In August 2018, a federal jury in California awarded Canadian patent licensing company WiLan $145.1 million in damages against Apple for patent infringement. However, in January 2019 this was slashed to $10 million by a California jury.

The lawsuits concern Apple's alleged use of WiLAn's 4G and LTE technologies found in most of Apple's products. WiLan was established in 1992 to develop and commercialize technology that made low-cost, high-speed wireless networking a reality. 

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Apple to attend (by phone) nonpartisan Carin...

Apple will be represented by phone at a meeting designed to help push through a policy change to let consumers access their data “without further delay,” reports CNBC

The nonpartisan Carin Alliance, which describes its focus as “advancing consumer-directed exchange in health care,” posted the attendee list and talking points on its website on Friday. More than 40 people representing some of the biggest companies in the industry are planning to attend, either in person or by phone, according to the list.

“Our vision is to rapidly advance the ability for consumers and their authorized caregivers to...

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Apple ordered to pay $85M in damages following...

A jury in San Diego, California has ruled that Apple must pay WiLan a total of $85 million for patent infringement, as reported by Bloomberg. This was a retrial of a case from last year in which WiLan won $145 million, a ruling that was set aside by U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw.


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iPhone 9, 13-inch MacBook update, (RED) Apple Watch...

It’s still too early to call it, but there just might be enough rumors circulating to predict a Spring 2020 Apple Event. From iPhone 9 (or SE 2) to Product (RED) Apple Watches, it’s not hard to imagine what could pack a 90 minute presentation around March.


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The Morning After: Vine is back, but now it's...

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

This week took some interesting turns between a possible peek at the Xbox Series X back panel and rumors of an iPhone SE2. Among the stories below that you might have missed, we've also launched a series of smar...

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Recommended Reading: Facial recognition, police and...

The secretive company that might end privacy as we know it
Kashmir Hill,
The New York Times

Clearview is a startup that developed a facial recognition system that matches a photo of a person to publicly available images. Those can be from Facebook...

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Making the Grade: Celebrating ten years of iPad in K...

2020 is an important year for Apple. It marks ten years since the introduction of the iPad. Even though it’s just a part of Apple’s device lineup, its impact can be felt on macOS, tvOS, and watchOS. In K–12, it ushered in a new era of mobility. Schools went from cart-based computing to 1:1. With every student having a device, Wi-Fi networks went from something that was in conference rooms to needing to extend to every corner of the building. Overnight, IT departments had to become RF experts and figure out how to manage and deploy devices that couldn’t be connected to Active Directory and had minimal management tools. For my Making the Grade column this week, I want to consider the impact of ten years of iPad in K–12. more…

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Tim Cook says Apple will donate to groups helping...

Apple CEO Tim Cook took to Twitter this morning to honor Chinese New Year, also adding Apple sends its “love and support” to everyone impacted by the coronavirus.


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Good news for rumored ’Apple Glasses’: AR market...

This sounds promising for Apple's rumored augmented reality (AR) head-mounted display (HMD), the so-called "Apple Glasses”: the global AR market size is estimated to grow from $10.7 billion in 2019 to $72.7 billion by 2024, expanding at a compound annual growth rate [CAGR] of 46.6%, according to Research and Markets.

Apple’s device is expected to debut this year, 2021, or 2022, depending on which rumor you believe. Code-named T288, it will purportedly include an 8K display for each eye and may or may not be tethered to an iPhone. Other reports have claimed that the Apple Glasses could have a custom-build Apple chip and a dedicated operating system dubbed “rOS” for “reality operating system.”

Research and Markets says the most significant factor driving the growth of this market is the increase in the adoption of AR devices in the healthcare sector. AR devices are aiding surgeons...

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Apple attending meeting next week promoting improved...

Apple continues to emphasis its belief that consumers should have better access to their medical information. CNBC reports this week that Apple and Microsoft will send a representative to a meeting on Monday, hosted by the nonpartisan Carin Alliance.


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Notable apps and updates, Jan. 20-25

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


True North Software has released Station 3.0, an update of their multilevel (hierarchical) launcher for macOS.

With nested folders, you can arrange items in Station in a way that fits your workflow. In version 3.0, scalability is increased through logical groupings thus increasing the sheer number of items that can be added to Station without having to shrink the launcher size.

Station 3.0 costs U.S. $14.99 and is available through the Mac App Store in the Productivity category. A demo version is available at the True North website

CS Odessa has announced the Cisco...

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Will Apple ditch the iPhone’s charging port?

Wires are fading away. The future is wireless. In 2016, Apple introduced the iPhone 7 which received severe criticism for its lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack. However, very soon Android smartphone manufacturers followed and the headphone jack is quickly disappearing from smartphones. 

The next thing to disappear from smartphones is very well going to be the charging port or for those living in their 2000s, the data sync port. Rumours suggest that Apple has already begun experimenting with the idea of making a portless iPhone. The iPhone X and the iPhone 8 were the first iPhones to support wireless charging.

While wireless charging is still not as fast as wired charging, it is getting there. We would not be surprised if Apple ditches the lightning (charging) port on the next iPhone in favour of a completely portless iPhone. Having no ports also reduces the risks of thieves breaking into iPhones by connecting cables.

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Should you buy a used iPhone 6S or iPhone 7?

Apple released the iPhone 7 in 2016 – it was basically a refreshed iPhone 6S with subtle improvements. It is difficult to see the difference between the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 7 but there are many differences that makes the iPhone 7 a much better option.

The iPhone 7 introduced the haptic feedback home button with the help of Apple’s Taptic Engine. In terms of design, the iPhone 7 ditched the ugly looking network antenna lines on the back of the iPhone for a much subtler looking network antenna lines. Also, the camera bump received a slight design change which actually makes it look much better than that of the iPhone 6S.

There is no doubt that the iPhone 6S had one of the worst battery backups of any iPhone. The iPhone 7 improved the case by a little and it also ditched the 3.5mm headphone jack which helped Apple save some space in the body of the iPhone.

True Tone, water resistant

AirPods 2 could be water-resistant like the iPhone...

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Apple should refresh the design of the iMac

The current design of the iMac was released in 2009, making it more than ten years old. There is one difference though, the body of the current generation iMac is much thinner compared to the 2009 model. Apart from that, there is basically no other change in the design and when looked at from the front, both the machine look totally identical.

The iMac is an extremely good machine, first because it’s an All In One (AIO) machine, the design and construction of the body is top notch, the internals and the fabulous macOS. No other machine on the market can match the iMac; there is no Windows or Linux based All In One (AIO) which comes even a little close to the iMac.

The saying goes “if something ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. That is exactly the case with the iMac, why change any aspect of the machine if its an extremely good machine? Well, for innovation’s sake. It would make sense at-least if Apple was charging less money for the machine as there is nothing...

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iMac Pro is the best machine for YouTubers

Apple released the iMac Pro in 2017 as a result of the severe backlash it received from its Pro customers. The company had begun to focus most of its efforts on the iPhone and the services it offers. Steve Jobs had said that the iPad was a post PC device and that it would push users to move from the traditional desktop/laptop to the new form factor (iPad).

The iPad is by no means a failed product line but is rather a product that is subtly successful. It’s not like the iPhone which people update almost every year or two whereas people buy an iPad and use it for 5 to 6 years. Similar is the case with the Mac, most people use their Mac machine for years as the products are of high quality.

The iMac Pro will be three years old this year. The Mac Pro is great but the iMac Pro offers a powerful computer in a simple All-In-One (AIO) package and is fairly cheaper compared to the Mac Pro. Of course, the Mac Pro is much more powerful compared to the iMac Pro and...

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Four Netflix originals are coming to the Criterion...

There was a time when you probably wouldn't even think of Netflix when discussing films that should be in The Criterion Collection. Now, the streaming giant has announced that four of its originals will be part of the film archive. The Irishman and M...

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Get 50% off on the iRingg Ringtone Creator for Mac

iLounge has a special deal on the iRingg Ringtone Creator for Mac, which allows you to create a custom ringtone and send it to your iPhone with a single click.

iRingg Ringtone Creator for Mac

Tired of browsing through ringtone apps and not getting what you want? Why not try the DIY route with iRingg, a ringtone creator that also functions as an iTunes alternative. With iRingg, you can now send your new ringtone to your iPhone without having to connect via iTunes. What’s more, you can add sound effects and transfer the finished product wirelessly via Wi-Fi.

Your only limit is your imagination- iRingg allows you to create virtually any ringtone you want as long as it’s on the world wide web. Hit ‘export’ and show off your new audio notification to your friends and family!

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Get $30 off on the Fitbit Inspire HR

Having a little trouble keeping up with your fitness or weight goals this year? You will need a wearable tracker to show you if you’re hitting your workout targets. To this end, the Fitbit Inspire HR is a great device, and it’s on sale for cheap on Amazon.

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New Tetris game shows up on App Store

Just a few days after EA announced that they will be pulling their Tetris app off the App Store, a new Tetris game appears. Titled ‘Tetris’, the game is made by N3TWORK Inc. as part of a multi-year agreement and features the game mechanics we all know and love.

Tetris game

The launch of the new Tetris app could be the reason why EA is closing theirs’. The...

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Apple TV+ series ‘Little America’ will be getting a...

Lee Eisenberg, creator of the upcoming Apple TV+ series ‘Little America’ reveals that the show will have a podcast. In an interview with Forbes, Eisenberg says that the podcast will act as an accompaniment that gives its viewers more details about its music and stories. Furthermore, there will be episodic playlists and a book as well.

It looks like the rumors about Apple creating original podcasts for Apple TV+ content is true. In 2019, it was believed that the Cupertino-based company has asked podcast creators for their ideas on how to add podcasts on Apple TV+. Furthermore, Apple has approached Apple TV+ content creators and asked them to make podcasts about their shows.

Little America podcast release date

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Friday January 24

New Apple Pay promo gives 10% discount on StubHub...

Sports fans can get a 10 percent discount on StubHub purchases when they use Apple Pay. To get the discount, you will need to download the StubHub app and choose Apple Pay as the method of payment when buying game tickets.

Online ticketing company StubHub was founded in 2000 and offers a way for ticket buyers and sellers to get what they need, e.g., tickets for theater, concerts, sports, and live entertainment.

Apple Pay promo for StubHub

Use Apple Pay and enter the code APPLEPAY2020 on checkout to see the 10% off on your final purchase. This promotion allows up to $100 discount and ends January 29, 2020. It’s the second time we’ve seen StubHub participate in the Apple Pay promotion, alongside other companies such as Grubhub, Dave & Buster’s, Snapfish,...

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Tesla update leaks some upcoming changes for Model S...

Whether it's Fortnite, the latest Google Maps app or a firmware update for your Tesla Model X, reverse-engineering software to find features that are included but not-yet-enabled is a common hobby for the impatient hackers among us. Today the first n...

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iMac Pro 2020: Intel Xeon W chips, faster RAM

Apple suffered a lot by ignoring the “Pro” community of its Mac users. For a while, the company had begun to focus mostly on the iPhone and the iPad. As a result, the Mac users felt left out and the company invited a couple of journalists to reassure its users that Apple was committed to the Mac.

Since then, Apple has released the iMac Pro, the Mac Pro, and also a 16” MacBook Pro which has a keyboard that actually works. As we enter into the year 2020, the question is whether Apple will update the iMac Pro or not?

The iMac Pro was a quick fix to the problem of not having a “Pro” grade computer in Apple’s Mac line-up. The company took years to release the 2019 Mac Pro and to have something on the market that was fast and powerful, Apple chose to release the iMac Pro. It’s a great machine, offering value for money and in some cases, it’s actually a better choice compared to the Mac Pro as its an All-In-One (AIO) machine.

The iMac Pro is powered...

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36 Years Ago Today, Steve Jobs Unveiled the First...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from MacRumors: On January 24, 1984, former Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced the first Macintosh at Apple's annual shareholder's meeting in Cupertino, California, debuting the new computer equipped with a 9-inch black and white display, an 8MHz Motorola 68000 processor, 128KB of RAM, a 3.5-inch floppy drive, and a price tag of $2,495. The now iconic machine weighed in at a whopping 17 pounds and was advertised as offering a word processing program, a graphics package, and a mouse. At the time it was introduced, the Macintosh was seen as Apple's last chance to overcome IBM's domination of the personal computer market and remain a major player in the personal computer industry. Despite the high price at the time, which was equivalent to around $6,000 today, the Macintosh sold well, with Apple hitting 70,000 units sold by May 1984. The now iconic "1984" Super Bowl ad that Apple invested in and debuted days before the Macintosh was unveiled may have...

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iPhone 12: Small notch, new design, compact size

We are eight months away from the release of the next iPhone. However, that does not stop the rumour mill from churning out interesting notes and the leaksters from leaking information. The next iPhone which will supposedly be named the iPhone 12 will bring a new design to the table, according to noted Apple analysts and famed leaksters.

The design of the iPhone 11 Pro is the same as the iPhone X and the iPhone XS, making it three year old design which of course the iPhone 12 won’t inherit. However, the question remains as to whether the design of the iPhone 12 be “completely fresh” or will it just be a tad different.

There is nothing drastically wrong with the iPhone X design language, it’s actually very premium looking with the notch. But as time passes, humans expect to see something fresh and one major request has been a “smaller notch”. The notch on the bezel less iPhones is quite large but it serves a purpose i.e pack the tech used for...

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Will the iPhone’s mute switch survive in 2020?

The iPhone 11 Pro showed that Apple is not scared to do what’s right even if it requires ditching technologies it once said would be revolutionary. The company got rid of 3D Touch on the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max which are follow-ups from the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max. By doing so, the company has been able to pack a larger battery in the phone and the results have been absolutely wonderful.

The biggest complaint with the iPhone was always the lackluster battery backup. However, the iPhone XR changed the scenario as the phone used a low resolution display and it did not use 3D Touch. The iPhone XR was a grand success and it helped Apple understand that people care more about the battery life than a feature that is not actually changing lives.

Removal = Improvement

The 3D Touch technology takes up an extra layer similar to the thickness of the display and by removing that, the iPhone 11 Pro’s chamber had a lot more space left....

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iPhone SE2 could launch in March 2020

The iPhone SE released in 2016 was one of the most popular phones in India for a very long time. The price of the phone was almost half of the selling price of the flagship iPhone of the time. The iPhone SE retailed for $399 whereas the iPhone 6S sold for $649 at the time. However, several price cuts to the iPhone SE during its tenure, made the phone a very compelling choice to a lot of people.

Apple did not make the iPhone SE just to capture the attention of the people who were looking for a cheap phone. But also to cater to the needs of the people who prefer to use a small phone. The iPhone 6S was a large phone compared to the iPhone 5S and the iPhone SE was the phone that reinvigorated the “compact phone” market.

It’s almost been four years since the iPhone SE was released and for years we have been hearing about Apple releasing a successor to the compact phone. However, it appears that the company is actually gearing up to release the second...

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iPhone 9 powered by A13 Bionic chip to release soon

Apple sold a good number of iPhones in 2019, thanks to the iPhone 11 and the iPhone XR – the low cost options. The company appears to have been so impressed that it’s now considering adding an even cheaper model to its iPhone lineup.

The rumour mill suggests that Apple is soon to release the forgotten iPhone 9. Apple went directly from iPhone 7 to iPhone 8 and the roman number iPhone X in 2017, completely obliviating the iPhone 9. However, the company now appears to have a strategy in place to release the forgotten phone.

Low-cost is the key to certain markets

The iPhone SE released in 2016 was a big success, at least not immediately but after going through several price cuts, it turned out to be a very popular phone with the masses. Apple was able to pack the latest hardware for a low price by using an old “tried & tested” design which didn’t require the company to invest in R&D.

Similarly, Apple is reportedly using the design...

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Apple to attend meeting promoting easy access to...

An Apple representative is slated to attend a meeting on Monday held by the Carin Alliance, a nonpartisan group currently advocating to push through government policy that would allow fast, easy access to patient health information.

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Mac users are getting bombarded by laughably...

Tell your less technically adept family and friends FLASH IS DEAD and they shouldn’t install any version of it, particularly if those family and friends visit “sketchy” websites.

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Vine co-founder launches a new 6-second video app:...

In 2017 Twitter pulled the plug on Vine, and left a community of extremely-short-form-video creators without a platform. Since then TikTok has flourished, but it's still not the same thing. Vine cofounder Dom Hofmann has been teasing a sequel since l...

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‘Byte’ brings back Vine’s 6-second looping videos,...

Back in 2017, Twitter killed 6-second looping video service Vine. Two years later, co-founder Dom Hofmann teased a return, and last April introduced a closed beta. Byte today is officially launching for Android and iOS.


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Apple TV Plus Reportedly Has More Subscribers Than...

If a report from The Wall Street Journal is correct, Apple's TV Plus service that launched late last year has 10 million more subscribers than Disney Plus, which launched at a similar time but with access to almost every TV show and movie Disney owns the rights to. For comparison, Apple TV Plus launched with only 11 titles. Fast Company reports: According to the Wall Street Journal, an Ampere Analysis study found that Apple's fledgling Apple TV Plus service garnered an astounding 33.6 million subscribers in the U.S. in Q4 2019. That puts it as the third-most-popular streaming service in America. Here are the top five streaming video services according to the report: 1.) Netflix -- 61.3 million U.S. subscribers; 2.) Amazon Prime Video -- 42.2 million U.S. subscribers; 3.) Apple TV Plus -- 33.6 million U.S. subscribers; 4.) Hulu -- 31.8 million U.S. subscribers; 5.) Disney Plus -- 23.2 million U.S. subscribers.

To be sure, Apple TV Plus is the video streaming service with the...

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US Space Force logo unveiled with a clear Star Trek...

The president has been pushing to create a new military branch, dubbed Space Force, since 2018 and today tweeted out a logo for the department. The most noticeable part of the logo is right in the center, where a design that closely resembles Star Tr...

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Apple introduces its large-scale gym partnership...

Enlarge / The Apple Watch Series 5. (credit: Valentina Palladino)

According to a report from CNBC, Apple this week introduced "Apple Watch Connected," an initiative that sees the Cupertino company partnering with major gym chains to bring Apple Watch-related technologies and benefits to members of those gyms. Benefits include workout machines that play nice with the Watch, rewards programs based on workout data collected by the Watch, and special deals on products and services.

The first gyms to participate include Orange Theory, Crunch Fitness, YMCA, and Basecamp Fitness, but more may be...

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YouTube will stream the CoD and Overwatch leagues in...

Activision Blizzard's next big esports bet, Call of Duty League, gets underway today. While the company worked with Twitch in the past on Overwatch League, that's not where you'll be able to watch its latest foray into top-level competitive gaming. Y...

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‘Butter Royale’ impressions: ‘Fortnite’ as a food...

People often tell me that too much cholesterol will kill me, but I never imagined that specific death would come in the form of a wall of butter smothering the landscape. And that’s not all I have to worry about. I’ve also got 31 other people intent on slaying me with sweets. Fortunately, I raided the fridge and found a Gatling gun that spits out hot dogs.

You, too, can get a taste of such delicious adventures in Butter Royale, Apple Arcade’s latest release. As you might have guessed from the name, it’s a battle royale shooter in the vein of Fortnite, but it simplifies the gameplay down to twin-stick shooting that works fine with either a touchscreen or a gamepad like the...

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Apple patent filing hints at radically redesigned...

I missed this one in my patent research yesterday, but AppleInsider notes that Apple has filed for a patent (number 20200026327) for “electronic device with glass housing member” that hints at a radical design of the iMac.

If the ideas proposed in the patent filing ever come to fruition — and Apple files for LOTS of ideas and designs that never see the light of day -- it could produce an all-in-one desktop made of a single (large) pane of glass. That single pane would include the display, keyboard, and two trackpads.

In the patent filing, Apple notes that many electronic devices include multiple distinct components in which input and output devices are provided. For example, a display enclosure may be separate from an input device or keyboard enclosure. Additionally, the enclosure of some traditional...

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Uber reaches its last major city in North America

Uber has been available in every major North American city for a while, but not Vancouver, British Columbia -- the city has refused to bow to pressure and even used undercover agents to make sure companies weren't flouting the law. However, even tha...

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‘Today at Apple’ sessions to celebrate Black History...

In celebration of Black History Month, Apple will offer “Today at Apple” sessions in which participants can "learn from dynamic creators who are changing cultural narratives through visual arts, photography, poetry, dance, film, and more.” You can join creative sessions Feb. 1–29.

In 2017, Apple launched dozens of new educational sessions next month in all its retail stores ranging in topics from photo and video to music, coding, art and design and more. The hands-on sessions, collectively called “Today at Apple,” were designd to be "led by highly-trained team members, and in select cities world-class artists, photographers and musicians, teaching sessions from basics and how-to lessons to professional-level programs.”

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Apple to Re-energize the Idea of Lovable Products

Apple will likely release two exciting, potentially lovable products in the first half of 2020. John examines what we know so far.

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Today at Apple sessions mark Black History Month...

Apple will be marking Black History Month via its stores in the United States, with a number of Today at Apple sessions scheduled to take place throughout February to celebrate culture, by showing how people can use an iPhone or iPad to create new works.

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Lowest price ever: Apple's Pro Display XDR gets...

In what is the first material discount available on the Apple Pro Display XDR, Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama is offering AI readers exclusive coupon savings on the professional-grade 6K HDR monitor, delivering the lowest price ever.

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Next Month Apple Stores Celebrate Black History Month

Next month starting February 1 Apple retail stores will celebrate Black History Month with over 40 Today at Apple sessions.

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Grab a discounted Pixel 3a and get a $100 gift card...

If you're in the market for an affordable new phone, Amazon, Best Buy and B&H have gotten into something of small pricing war over Google's excellent pair of Pixel 3a devices. Amazon and B&H are currently selling all three color variants of t...

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Hands-on: Anker PowerPort Atom III Slim is this year...

The second-half of 2019 saw Anker release several compelling charging solutions for today’s modern devices. We recently went hands-on with the brand’s 100W PowerPort Atom PD 4, which is arguably the best charger on the market in 2020. However, today we’re looking at something a bit more travel-friendly. Anker’s PowerPort Atom III Slim wall charger arrives with an uber-portable design and 30W USB-C charging speeds.

While there are plenty of portable chargers that push this type of USB-C output on the market today, Anker has nailed a few key elements on the Atom III Slim. First and foremost is the low-profile design that’s comparable to a credit card in size. Head below for a few quick hands-on thoughts and more.


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Moleskine Journey is an iOS Planner, Journal, and...

The most recent app from Moleskine is called Moleskine Journey. It’s a multi-purpose app that serves as an iOS planner, journal, project manager, habit tracker, note-taker, photo diary, and food diary. Or whatever else you want to use it for because it seems flexible.

Designed for creatives minds, independent workers, audacious backpackers, and free spirits, Moleskine Journey is the first app that blends productivity tools with wellness tracking features to help you get stuff done and find inner balance every day. This minimal and intuitive app gathers together the many aspects of your life.

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Sonos CEO apologizes for confusion, says legacy...

Sonos is saying this was more of a misstep in communication.

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Review: The Wacom One tablet is a decent alternative...

With an HDMI-based display and a 13-inch footprint, artists and hobbyists can now experience the joy of a display-based graphics tablet without paying Cintiq-prices.

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Hardware review: Apple weighs in with Macintosh

New York Times:

Names, and their concomitant marketing strategy, aside, today’s launching of the Macintosh by Apple, unlike I.B.M.’s recent introduction of the rather unexceptional PCjr, presages a revolution in personal computing. Like all major innovations, this one entails a high risk of failure. Apple lost the first battle, begun with its $10,000 Lisa. The second assault is with a machine only a fourth the cost of its big sister and almost as versatile.

The Mac display makes all the other personal computer screens look like distorted rejects from a Cubist art school. With a 512-line horizontal by 342-line vertical, the display conveys an image that is refreshingly crisp and clear. The fundamental difference between the Mac and other personal computers is that the Macintosh is visually oriented rather than word oriented. You choose from a menu of commands by simply pressing the wandering mouse’s button rather than by using a number of control keys or by entering...

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Watch Google's upcoming AirDrop-style file...

It's been a while since we've heard anything about Fast Share, Google's upcoming take on AirDrop. But based on a new hands-on video, it looks like you may soon be able to check out the file-sharing feature on your Android phone. Now known as Nearby S...

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Google vows to make Search 'better' after...

Last week, Google upset desktop users when it changed the appearance of Search. The changes were relatively minor, showing companies' favicons next to link previews, but critics argue that the changes cluttered an otherwise clean interface and made i...

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Apple working on radical iMac redesign using single...

A future version of the iMac may take a more radical form, with Apple considering a redesign of the all-in-one desktop so it effectively exists as a single sheet of curved glass with an embedded display.

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Apple Stores will celebrate Black History Month with...

Starting February 1, select Apple Stores across the US will celebrate Black History Month with a special lineup of more than 40 Today at Apple sessions. This year’s lineup highlights creators shaping new cultural narratives through visual arts, photography, poetry, dance, film, and other mediums.


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9to5Mac Happy Hour 261: An interview with Astronaut...

Special guest Astronaut Garrett Reisman joins Zac and Benjamin to discuss his experience with ‘For All Mankind’ on Apple TV+. Dr. Reisman joined NASA in 1998, traveled to space on the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 2008 and Space Shuttle Atlantis in 2010, and performed three spacewalks from the International Space Station.

Dr. Reisman is also a Professor of Astronautical Engineering at the University of Southern California, motivational speaker, Senior Advisor for SpaceX, technical consultant for the film Ad Astra, and technical advisor for the series ‘For All Mankind’ on Apple TV+.

9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher,...

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∞ The Dalrymple Report: Encryption, Apple Watch, and...

A baby singing Thunderstruck? Yeah, Dave found the video. We also discuss Apple encryption, as well as fixing and upgrading your Apple Watch.

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SE2 Rumor Redux, Security Friday – TMO Daily...

John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the SE2 rumors coming back (again), and this week’s Security Friday.

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The Complete iOS 13 and SwiftUI Developer Bundle: $19

We have a deal on the Complete iOS 13 and SwiftUI Developer Bundle, a package of tutorials and training material for developers. It includes the Complete iOS 13 Developer Course & SwiftUI, SwiftUI: Build Beautiful, Robust Apps, Swift 5 Programming for Beginners, and SwiftUI: Build Amazing Apps, Fast & Easy, with hundreds of lectures and 49 hours of content. This bundle is just $19 through our deal.

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16-Inch MacBook Pro Takes on Lenovo X1 Extreme Gen 2

The new 16-inch MacBook Pro was well-received by Apple fans. But how does it compare to a Windows equivalent? AppleInsider tested it against the Lenovo X1 Extreme Gen 2 to find out.

When it comes to the actual machines themselves, it comes down to —as it often does —a Windows PC versus a Mac. The MacBook Pro won out by a hair in terms of raw performance and won handily in video encoding. It has more Thunderbolt 3 ports, a higher resolution vibrant display, and the superb hardware and software integration Apple is known for. The last one is a huge factor in why users are drawn to Apple in the first place.

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Apple releases macOS Catalina 10.15.3 beta 3 to...

A few days after the latest iOS, iPadOS, tvOS and watchOS betas were released, Apple has made the macOS 10.15.3 beta 3 available to developers for testing.

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Happy 36th Birthday, Macintosh!

36 years ago today, Steve Jobs unveiled the original Macintosh computer, at an annual meeting of Apple’s shareholders.

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Apple releases macOS Catalina 10.15.3 beta 3 for...

Apple today released the third developer beta of macOS Catalina 10.15.3. This comes as Apple earlier this week released the third developer betas of iOS 13.3.1, iPadOS 13.3.1, watchOS 6.1.2, and tvOS 13.3.1. The company does not specify what’s new in the update, but it likely focuses on performance improvements, security updates, and bug fixes.


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Facebook Exec Sir Nick Clegg Claims WhatsApp is...

Top Facebook executive Sir Nick Clegg has come under criticism for denying that Amazon boss Jeff Bezos was hacked via WhatsApp.

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Butter Royale slides onto the Apple Arcade gaming...

The latest addition to the Apple Arcade line of gaming titles for Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Apple TV devices. It’s available at the respective app stores.

Here's how Apple describes the game: “Have the food fight of your life in Butter Royale, a multiplayer battle royale game, and be the last one standing on Butter Island. Play against 31 other players in fast-paced food battles (under 5 minutes) with the help of sauce-shooting, baguette-blasting modified kitchen tools!”

Apple Arcade subscribers get access to over 100 games with no in-app purchases or ads for $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year in the U.S.

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More than 20 attorneys general are trying to ban 3D-...

The fight over 3D-printed guns has gone back and forth for years. One side wins, the other appeals and so on. Now, 21 US attorneys general are banding together to renew the fight and sue the Trump administration. Their lawsuit, submitted Thursday, ch...

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App Store outage affecting Fortnite and other major...

Apple’s System Status webpage indicates today that some users may experience problems with the App Store. The company says that App Store users “are experiencing a problem with this service,” and that they are “investigating this issue.” According to developers, it’s not currently possible to successfully get in-app purchases.


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SoundSource 4.2

Adds several new features to the sound control utility, including per application amplification and menu bar icon adjustments. ($29 new, free update, 13.9 MB)

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Apple outage causing issues with App Store purchases...

An outage of Apple's online services has led to issues with the App Store for some customers, with reports of users unable to manage subscriptions to Apple Music, Apple Arcade, and Apple TV+ from their iPhone or iPad, an issue Apple is examining.

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HomeKit Weekly: Apple should allow selective access...

HomeKit is my chosen platform for my smart home, but there are still ways that Apple could expand its platform to grow with its users as their home grows, and as their families change. While Apple allows you to invite people in your family to have access to your home as well as invite guests. My current issue is that I want to give my kid’s selective access to specific devices, but not them all. Selective device sharing is something Apple should add to HomeKit. more…

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A breath-sensing AR project helps visualize your...

What if you could see how your breath affected the world around you? A new immersive production premiering at the Sundance festival today hopes it will make you consider your impact on the environment. It's called Breathe, and features animated glowi...

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‘Little America’ Coming to Apple Podcasts and Books

An interview with the team behind Apple TV+ show Little America reveals they plan to expand into Apple Podcasts and Apple Books.

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∞ The curious app left behind by an Apple tech

[VIDEO] A little bit of accidental behind the scenes, shown in this iQT app an Apple tech left on this customer’s iPhone. Fascinating video, embedded in main Loop post.

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I am my own spy: A personal surveillance story

One of the first webcams I purchased was a Dropcam several years ago. We'd had a couple of package thefts, and I wanted to see if I could catch the perpetrator in the act. I positioned the camera at our front window, with the lens pointed at the step...

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Amazon-owned Woot is shaving $470 to $570 off 2018 13-inch MacBook Air notebooks today only, with prices as low as $729.99. Or save $200 on 2019 models with special in-cart savings at Amazon itself.

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Fortnite Chapter 2's next season will start on...

Epic Games has at last set a start date for Fortnite's next season. It's scheduled for February 20th, more than four months after Chapter 2 started, which makes the current season by far the longest in the battle royale's history.

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Wedbush is AAPL's biggest bull, setting a $400...

Wedbush's Daniel Ives is now saying that Apple stock is worth $400 per share -- a value that he predicted could happen just a week ago assuming everything went well for Apple.

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Craig Kaths' intricate synth sculptures look...

Recently, I spent the afternoon traipsing through the streets of Brooklyn for Gowanus' annual open art studios tour. It's a yearly ritual for me because the industrial neighborhood, which is full of warehouses turned CrossFit gyms, is a veritable pla...

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'Rocket League' loses online multiplayer...

Psyonix has announced that it is withdrawing support for Rocket League on Linux and macOS as part of its push to update the game with "new technologies." In a statement, the company said that it was "no longer viable" to maintain support for the macO...

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∞ Apple shares new Carpool Karaoke trailer

[VIDEO] Solid trailer for Season 3 (video embedded in main Loop post).

Funny thing, though I never really thought it through, I succumbed to the illusion that James Corden was driving during those episodes. Silly, of course, no way he could safely do all that, but for me, the illusion was strong.

Illusion is now burst. To see what broke it for me, click this tweet.

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52-week high for AAPL ahead of Tuesday’s earnings...

AAPL stock has hit a new 52-week high as the market opened this morning. The previous high for the past 12 months was $319.99, and the stock immediately hit $320.25.

At the time of writing, it’s around $322…


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Apple TV+ numbers: Bigger than Disney+ and Hulu,...

John Gruber, digging into this Wall Street Journal article:

But what caught my eye was this graphic halfway down the page, showing “Q4 2019 U.S. customer base by service”, sourced to Ampere Analysis. Their numbers, in millions:

  • Netflix: 61.3
  • Amazon Prime: 42.2
  • Apple TV+: 33.6
  • Hulu: 31.8
  • Disney+: 23.2

At first blush, Disney+ being behind Hulu is shocking. But then:

It’s worth noting that Disney+ didn’t launch until November 12, halfway through the quarter; I expect Disney+ to eventually take the number one spot on this list.

Absolutely agree. I do expect Disney+ to roar into the top spot in the next quarterly report.

That said, I think this is about customer onboarding strategy for the new players. Apple’s approach is a logical masterstroke....

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Apple 16-Inch MacBook Pro vs Lenovo X1 Extreme Gen 2...

The 16-inch MacBook Pro is an exceptional machine that caters well to Apple's audience. But for those that consider themselves platform-agnostic, there are other similar machines that are worth considering. Let's compare the new 16-inch MacBook Pro to one of those machines from Lenovo.

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My quest to fix my terrible home WiFi

When I was young -- in high school or so -- my sister and I had a system worked out. Our Comcast cable internet service routinely seemed to flake out, so she and I would take turns running downstairs to the router, unplugging it, waiting for what fel...

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Apple’s AirPods was the second most purchased...

The Instant Pot 6-Quart Pressure Cooker reigns as the most purchased product of the 2019 holiday season, according to Button, a mobile commerce optimization platform. IT was followed by Apple AirPods in second place and LEGO Classic Creative Fun Building Kit in third place. 

As for the most popular purchases by vertical, electronics, fashion, and office supplies dominated the retail category while NBA, NHL, and NFL tickets were the hottest items in the entertainment category, according to Button.

Michael Jaconi, co-founder and CEO, says 2019 was another massive year for mobile commerce, with more consumers embracing mobile as their channel of choice for their entire shopping journeys. Comparing 2019 to...

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New Apple TV+ ‘Servant’ Featurette – ‘The Food’

The first season of freaky Apple TV+ show, The Servant, is currently available to stream.  A second series is already confirmed too. There is a new featurette about the show on YouTube. Step inside the kitchen and see how crucial food is to the story.

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‘WSJ’ says Apple TV+ has more subscribers than Hulu...

The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple TV+ has 33.6 million subscribers, compared to 31.8 million for Hulu and 23.2 million for Disney+. Of course, a lot of those subscribers got the $4.99/month streaming service for free with the purchase of a new Mac, iPad, or iPhone.

We’ll see how many hang around after their free year's subscription is up. However, I expect it will be plenty if Apple continues to add new content and keeps the price reasonable.

And Apple TV+ still has a long way to go to catch Netflix (61.3 subscribers) and Amazon Prime (42.2 subscribers). However, 33.6 million subscribers in less than three months is nothing to sneeze at.

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