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Wednesday October 16

Apple Seeds 3rd Dev Betas of iOS 13.2, iPadOS 13.2,...

So far, Apple has added features like new emojis, being able to opt-in to human reviews of Siri interactions, more camera controls, and more.

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iPhone 11 Review — a camera-centric follow-up to the...

Last year I stated that the iPhone XR was the phone that most iPhone users should buy, so it should come as no surprise that the follow-up to the XR comes with a similar recommendation in our iPhone 11 review.

The iPhone 11 is, for all intents and purposes, a more powerful and more feature-filled iPhone XR. Its flagship feature, a second camera with an ultra-wide focal length, is a noteworthy upgrade for camera enthusiasts, and its $699 starting price, which is $50 cheaper than its predecessor, is a refreshing change trend of more expensive tech year-over-year.

Yet, outside of some substantial camera upgrades, the remainder of the enhancements that come with the iPhone 11 don’t necessarily warrant an upgrade if you already own the iPhone XR. Watch our hands-on video review for the details....

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TREBLAB Z2 Bluetooth 5.0 Noise-Cancelling Headphones...

We have a deal on a pair of TREBLAB Z2 Bluetooth 5.0 Noise-Cancelling Headphones. This is an updated version of the TREBLAB Z2 headphones, with an all-black design and support for Bluetooth 5, as well as the active noise cancellation.

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Macworld's November Digital Magazine: iPhone 11...

Every day, Macworld brings you the essential daily news and other info about all things Apple. But staying on top of that torrent of information can be a constant challenge. One solution: the Macworld digital magazine. 

In the November issue

In the November issue we review Apple’s latest and greatest phone yet: the iPhone 11 Pro. Find out why it’s the best iPhone ever. We also reviewed the iPhone 11: A hard to beat combination of price, features, and quality.

Also in this month’s issue:

• MacUser: Make sure you save your data before deleting an Apple ID account

• MacUser Reviews: ExpanDrive 7, JustPlay

To read this article in full, please click here

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FCC approves $26.5 billion T-Mobile and Sprint merger

The Federal Communications Commission has given the green light for the merger between T-Mobile and Sprint, with Wednesday's vote of approval for the joining of the two companies being one of the last hurdles needed to be cleared for the transaction to proceed.

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Grovemade's Walnut & Leather iPhone Wallet...

Grovemade Walnut & Leather iPhone Wallet Case for iPhone 11 Pro Max. Photo ©2019, Steve Sande

Every year when the new crop of iPhones arrives from Apple, I get boxes of cases sent to me. Most of those cases are plastic, some have a little metal thrown in, and all are distressingly functional, yet boring. The only cases I really look forward to are from Grovemade, and this year’s Walnut & Leather iPhone Wallet Case is without a doubt the most beautiful I’ve seen this year.

At $130 for the iPhone 11 Pro model and $140 for the iPhone 11 Pro Max, these aren’t the least expensive iPhone cases available. You get what you pay for, and Grovemade’s hand-crafted cases aren’t for everyone. In fact, the company will tell that you right up front in its iPhone...

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Technology could end drunk driving, and the US may...

Would you support this kind of legislation if the technology was available and worked as expected?

∞ Read this on The Loop

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iPhone 11 versus Galaxy S10e -- Benchmark and hands...

The popular iPhone 11 and the Galaxy S10e overlap similar markets and price points. AppleInsider breaks down the differences.

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T-Mobile and Sprint merger officially gets green...

The long-running saga of the T-Mobile and Sprint merger deal could be close to an end. After receiving the approval of the DOJ back in July, the two carriers have gotten the official go-ahead from the FCC today. Signs are pointing to the deal being sealed but there is one more roadblock to overcome.


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Breaking Up Big Tech, Apple as Media Company – TMO...

Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss breaking up “big tech” companies, and Apple as a media company.

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Apple website, Apple Music, developer services...

A number of Apple's online services briefly went offline, with websites and online tools inaccessible and services like Apple Music encountering errors when trying to stream songs.

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Eternal city, modern photography: the iPhone 11 Pro...

So many stories trumpeting the photographic abilities of the new iPhones are accompanied by really awful photos taken by bad photographers. Viticci “cheats” by being able to take shots in a beautiful location that really does a great job of showing off the capabilities of the new camera system.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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How to make subtasks and sublists with Reminders in...

The Reminders app for iPhone, iPad, and Mac got a big upgrade with iOS 13, iPadOS 13, and macOS Catalina. One of the handy new features is the option to create nested to-dos (and lists, too). Follow along for how to make subtasks and sublists with Reminders on iPhone, iPad, and Mac with the latest software.


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Apple releases third developer betas of iOS 13.2,...

Apple has moved on to its third set of betas for iOS 13.2, iPadOS 13.2, and tvOS 13.2, along with the fourth beta build of watchOS 6.1, with developers able to install the new builds for testing.

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Apple warns developers of upcoming App Store Connect...

Apple has alerted developers to an upcoming maintenance period for the Apple Store's tools and services, with access to App Store Connect and the Developer ID notary service set to be unavailable for up to eight hours on Sunday.

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Stacktrace Podcast 058: “It does what it says on the...

What happens when an indie developer’s product gets copied by Apple, should the App Store review team reject apps based on their visuals or feature set, and what products could we expect Apple to launch in the fall? Also, a brand new segment called “Stacktrace Arcade”, the complexities of releasing software, and much more.

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Apple releasing iOS 13.2 developer beta 3 today with...

Apple today is releasing the second developer beta of iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2. Today’s release comes just under a week after the release of the second iOS 13.2 beta with Deep Fusion camera technology, Siri changes, and more.


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Apple shares reminder of planned App Store Connect...

Apple gave a heads up to developers today that there is planned downtime for the App Store Connect this weekend on October 20th.


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Apple Commissions ‘For All Mankind’ Second Series

Just as the show celebrates its premiere, Apple has commissioned a second series of For All Mankind on Apple TV+.

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The hicks, skids, and jocks of ‘Letterkenny’ are back

It’s a very silly show, kind of like a Canadian Seinfeld. Nothing actually happens but it’s fun to watch. And I bet you’ll pick up on the Canadian slang real quick – “Pitter-patter, let’s get at ‘er.”

∞ Read this on The Loop

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9to5Mac Daily: October 16, 2019 – iOS 13.1.3, Apple...

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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Wednesday deals: iPhone X refurb $600, Apple Pencil...

Wednesday’s best deals include a refurbished iPhone X for $600, Apple Pencil 2 at an all-time low, and iPad Pro 1TB drops to $1,100. Find all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break below.


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Night Sight fight: The iPhone 11 kinda destroys the...

We have a lot of testing to go before we can reach a verdict on Google's new Pixel 4 smartphone, but the early results show it’s in for a big fight with the iPhone 11. We tested the improved Night Sight against the iPhone 11’s Night mode to see which camera could snap a better nighttime shot. The first impressions are very one-sided.

That’s very surprising. Apple’s Night mode was largely seen as playing catch-up to Google’s version on the Pixel 3, and we all assumed that the Pixel 4 would take another leap to show Apple who’s boss. That might not be the case.

Michael Simon/IDG

 iPhone 11 (left), Pixel 4 (right). Click to enlarge.


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Oppo’s Reno 2 has a 'sharkfin' pop-up...

It's a hard time to launch a smartphone. We're clinging onto our phones for longer and innovation has slowed to crawl -- irrespective of what companies are telling us. A lot of us either want the greatest, latest phone, or simply want a good deal. Op...

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Analogue's $200 Pocket could be the ultimate...

In just eight years, Analogue has transformed itself from a maker of wildly expensive bespoke Neo Geo consoles to a retro gaming giant. Capitalizing on the buzz around Nintendo's Classic Mini NES and the following mini console craze, the Seattle-base...

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Apple's iPhone 11 Pro Max versus the Pixel 4 XL...

Tuesday's launch of the Google Pixel 4 XL revealed the search giant's vision of a flagship smartphone, but how does it compare against the Apple equivalent, the iPhone 11 Pro Max? AppleInsider runs the numbers.

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Goldman Sachs CEO Says Apple Card is the Most...

Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon called his bank's rollout of the Apple Card "the most successful credit card launch ever." From a report: Solomon provided investors with an update on the bank's new initiatives at the start of a conference call Tuesday. "We believe Apple Card is the most successful credit card launch ever," he said. Continuing on the Apple Card, which the bank built in partnership with the iPhone maker, Solomon said that "since August, we've been pleased to see a high level of consumer demand for the product. From an operational and risk perspective, we've handled the inflows smoothly and without compromising our credit underwriting standards."


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Ang Lee chases cinema’s 120FPS future with ‘Gemini...

Ang Lee is curious. That's why the Oscar-winning director has spent the past decade fighting against the limitations of cinema -- 2D screens and the 24 frames-per-second standard -- instead of just making sure-fire hits. With Life of Pi, he dove into...

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Review: RapidX MyPort is a neat all-in-one desk and...

Back in August, we saw the OtterSpot, a wireless charging pad system that offered both tabletop and portable charging. The RapidX MyPort is the same idea, but with a charging stand design rather than a flat pad.

Both devices aim to be the only wireless charger you’ll ever need, providing outlet-powered charging at home and power-bank charging on the move…


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Apple TV+ inception

One of the biggest shows coming to Apple TV+ is The Morning Show, with Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carell headlining a stellar cast.

But, turns out, the name The Morning Show was already a real life show in Australia, so Apple renamed the down under version of the show to Morning Wars (here’s the official Morning Wars trailer, with the new name spliced into place, but with The Morning Show plainly visible throughout).

Things get a little more complex when the real life Morning Show (check the logo as you watch) interviews the cast of the Apple TV+ Morning Show, but as Morning Wars.

Here’s the video (via Benjamin Mayo):


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Google rolls out real-time captioning starting with...

At I/O in May, Google showcased its Live Caption tech, which provides captions for all audio on your device in real-time, except for voice and video calls. Google has now revealed when you'll be able to take advantage of the accessibility feature.

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Apple renews 'For All Mankind' before it...

Ahead of its debut next month, Apple has renewed the alternate history drama For All Mankind for a second season, according to Deadline and The Wrap. Deadline writes the early renewals are part of a strategy by Apple to ensure there's a steady supply...

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USB Storage with iOS 13: The FAQ

Confused about how to use USB storage drives with iOS 13 and iPadOS 13? We have answers to common questions.

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Nike opens NBA season with YouTube-themed Kevin...

As the 2019-2020 NBA season gets ready to tip off on October 22nd, Nike has unveiled new colors of its signature basketball sneakers for opening week. One of those is the KD12 "YouTube," the latest edition of Kevin Durant's performance shoe that's th...

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Giphy Arcade lets you play, create and share your...

While it has evolved over the last few years to be more than just a place to find your favorite looping images, Giphy's experiments with short-form video and emoji have felt like an extension of its obsession with GIFs. Giphy Arcade, a new subsection...

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Inside Apple’s long, bumpy road to Hollywood

This Hollywood Reporter take on Apple TV+ is entertaining, messy, and an excellent read. Though I take every word with a grain of salt, the overall writeup rings true for me.

A few tidbits:

The tech giant outbid Netflix for a soapy morning-show drama that would mark Jennifer Aniston’s return to television. Based loosely on the Brian Stelter book Top of the Morning, the series was to be the flagship for an ambitious new streaming service.

But by that fall, producers were starting to panic. They had only just received the first script from writer and first-time showrunner Jay Carson. Meanwhile, the morning TV landscape was being upended by NBC’s ouster of Matt Lauer over sexual misconduct allegations, and it was becoming clear that the #MeToo movement would need to factor into the plot. Apple, producer Media Res, Aniston and co-star/producer Reese Witherspoon began to ponder making a showrunner change as the early script, sources say, didn’t match the standards...

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Apple Pay under scrutiny by EU for possible anti-...

European Union antitrust investigators have begun asking payment companies for feedback on Apple Pay, potentially signaling the launch of an investigation into anti-competitive practices.

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Apple TV app comes to Roku platform

Roku press release:

For the first time ever, Roku users can add the Apple TV app via the Roku Channel Store to discover and watch movies, TV shows and more, including accessing their iTunes video library and subscribing to Apple TV channels directly on Roku devices. Starting November 1, Apple TV+, Apple’s home for all-original shows and movies from the world’s greatest storytellers, will be available on the Apple TV app on the Roku platform.

Even with the absence of a back catalog, Apple TV+ is playing the long game. Lots of press and chess moves, all backed by a long term war chest to take on Disney+, Netflix, HBO, and others.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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Pixel 4 pre-orders at Amazon include a free $100...

If you wanted to pre-order one of Google's Pixel 4 phones and haven't already, you might be in for a treat. Amazon is offering a $100 gift card to anyone who buys the Pixel 4 (starting at $799) or Pixel 4 XL (starting at $899) ahead of launch. You're...

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Save on lifetime subscriptions to Disconnect VPN...

Got VPN? If the answer is no, then your personal information is ripe for harvesting. In some cases, it’s a innocuous as having a company show you targeted ads, but web tracking can be more insidious and dangerous. We want to make using a VPN as easy as possible, so we have a special on Disconnect VPN Premium lifetime subscriptions starting at just $19.99 for a single device.

The internet is crawling with trackers designed to harvest your personal information - sometimes for things as innocent as understanding what ads to display on the web for you, sometimes for far more nefarious purposes. Regardless, web...

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Report: EU antitrust regulator enquiring about...

Apple’s contactless payment service, Apple Pay, is apparently under scrutiny by the European Commission again. A report from MLex says that the EU is fielding comments from other companies in the payment space on Apple’s market behavior.

Specifically, the investigation covers topics like the prominence of Apple Pay when users set up an iPhone, like the “Set Up Now” notifications that pop up in the Settings app. Another possible issue is the fact that Apple does not let other NFC payment services integrate with the Wallet app, meaning Apple Pay has several exclusive integrations into iOS.


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A Technique to Help AI Understand Video Better

AI technology is improving at an amazing rate. However, video is still a significant challenge. Wired reported on a development that may improve things, whilst also using less processing power.

A group from MIT and IBM developed an algorithm capable of accurately recognizing actions in videos while consuming a small fraction of the processing power previously required, potentially changing the economics of applying AI to large amounts of video. The method adapts an AI approach used to process still images to give it a crude concept of passing time. The work is a step towards having AI recognize what’s happening in video, perhaps helping to tame the vast amounts now being generated. On YouTube alone, over 500 hours of video were uploaded every minute during May 2019. Companies would like to use AI to automatically generate detailed descriptions of videos, letting users discover clips that haven’t been annotated. And, of course, they would love to sell ads...

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The Morning After: Google finally reveals the Pixel 4

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Now that Google's big hardware event has happened, we can end the leaks and start playing around with the Pixel 4. Tuesday also brought in big news about League of Legends and Sony's immersive new format for mus...

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Elizabeth Warren is Not Going to Take Any More Big...

Elizabeth Warren announced Tuesday that she is not going to accept any more big campaign donations from execs at big tech firms. The contender to be the Democratic-presidential nominee said all contributions over $200 will be rejected, Fast Company reported.

The senator from Massachusetts announced on her website today that she will turn away “contributions over $200 from executives at big tech companies, big banks, private equity firms, or hedge funds.” As CNBC notes, the pledge expands on an earlier promise from Warren, a leading contender in the Democratic presidential primaries, not to accept large contributions from execs at pharmaceutical and fossil fuel companies. Few Democrats in the 2020 presidential race have catered to workers at Apple, Google, Facebook, and the like. A Fast Company analysis in September found that more workers at large tech companies donated to the campaigns of President Donald Trump and businessman Andrew Yang than to Joe Biden’...

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Vatican launches $110 'click to pray'...

The Vatican is hoping to attract tech-savvy youngsters to the Catholic Church with the launch of a "Click to Pray" eRosary -- a wearable device connected to a mobile app that's activated by making the sign of the cross.

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Mujjo’s Leather Case for Apple's new iPhones is...

Mujjo has released an updated line of Leather Cases for the new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. Approximately $48, the wallet case is, as before, a gorgeous case, but not a very practical wallet, at least for me.

First, let’s examine at its strengths. Made out of high-quality, vegetable tanned leather, it looks great out of the box, and should acquire a striking patina over time as constant use helps break it in. The Leather Case is equipped with Mujjo’s Moulded Edge Technology, a polycarbonate solution that toughens the edges of the case and helps it to withstand the wear and tear caused by friction against jeans pockets.

Whether you can comfortable place an iPhone in your pockets is another matter. It fits okay in the lower pockets of my cargo pants, but is simply too big to fit comfortable in my blue jeans pockets. 

As you’d expect, the openings of the...

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Patent Suggests Radar System in Bodywork of Apple’s...

Apple’s much speculated upon self-driving car might have a radar system hidden within the bodywork. That’s according to a patent granted Tuesday and uncovered by AppleInsider.

In Apple’s design, it suggests the use of antennas to transmit a radar beam towards a portion of a field of view, along with a vertical antenna array to receive the bounced-back signal. The receive antenna array can consist of multiple antenna elements grouped into sub-arrays, with each sub-array used to receive scatter signals reflected back at it from a smaller subsection of the field of view. Circuitry is then used to combine the received scatter signals from the antenna array into a combined scatter signal, which is then digitized. A second horizontal receive array performs a similar job, again with sub-arrays and the same process. A signal processor is then used to process the scatter signals from both vertical and horizontal arrays, and to correlate the data from each to give...

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Tweets by world leaders are subject to Twitter rules...

Tweets by world leaders which breach Twitter’s normal rules on things like hate speech have long been a tricky issue for the company.

Twitter has so far taken the view that it’s in the public interest to see what political figures are saying, even if you or I would have our tweet removed or our account suspended for the same thing. However, it has now finally decided on a new approach …


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Apple and others comply with Judiciary Committee...

Apple and three other tech giants have begun to comply with data requests from the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, which is investigating possible antitrust offenses.

Alphabet, Amazon and Google have also begun to provide the requested data, though none of the companies have yet supplied all of the information required …


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The (Day)dream is over: Phone-based VR is well and...

When Google introduced Cardboard at I/O 2014, a lot of people thought it was a joke. A cardboard-based contraption that turned your phone into a primitive VR headset seemed more like a kid's science project than a serious endeavor. But Google's Cardb...

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iPhoto users, you’re out of time with macOS Catalina...

If you’ve continued to use iPhoto after Apple discontinued it in 2015, you had to know its days were numbered. Many people preferred iPhoto’s controls and the new Photos app was initially missing features and buggy, crashy, and slow at times. Photos has improved substantially, though it’s still not everyone’s cup of tea.

Now, iPhoto’s number is finally truly up. The outdated software won’t launch in macOS Catalina, because its core functions rely on a software framework Apple has also sent riding into the sunset.

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Some Apple, FaceBook, Amazon, Google documents for...

The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee has confirmed that Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook have all started sending data for examination -- but not everything that has been requested yet.

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The Pixel 4 has the same problem as the Pixel 3: It...

Google's new Pixel phone may have a great camera, speedy Assistant, and radar-sensing motion tech. But the bottom line is it just costs too much money.

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Developer Suing Apple, Says Sign in With Apple...

Earlier this month the developer Blix sued Apple, claiming that Sign in With Apple copies technology used in its Blue Mail application.

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Apple releases iOS 13.1.3, iPadOS 13.1.3 updates

It was a day of updates as Apple released both iOS 13.1.3 and iPadOS 13.1.3 on Tuesday.

The patches offer the following fixes and changes:

Addresses an issue that could prevent a device from ringing or vibrating for an incoming call

Fixes an issue that may prevent opening a meeting invite in Mail

Resolves an issue where data in the Health app may not display correctly after daylight savings time adjusts

Fixes an issue where Voice Memos recordings may not download after restoring from iCloud Backup

Addresses an issue where apps might fail to download when restoring from ‌iCloud‌ Backup

Fixes an issue that can prevent Apple Watch from pairing successfully

Resolves an issue where notifications may not be received on ‌Apple Watch‌

Fixes an issue where Bluetooth may disconnect on certain vehicles

The update is more than a 100 megabyte download on various devices and can be located, downloaded, and installed via the...

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Three episodes of AppleTV+ "For All Mankind...

Apple debuted the alt-history drama "For All Mankind" on Tuesday night, and shared a few details about what to expect when AppleTV+ launches on November 1.

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There's now a Harry Potter subscription service

Everything is a subscription service nowadays, so frankly it's a surprise it's taken so long for the Harry Potter franchise to get in on the action, but that it has, in the form of Wizarding World Gold. The 12-month sub includes a whole bunch of magi...

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Apple releases macOS Catalina Supplemental Update

Apple on Tuesday released a significant update via its macOS Catalina Supplemental Update, which addresses the following issues among others:

  • Improves installation reliability of macOS Catalina on Macs with low disk space
  • Fixes an issue that prevented Setup Assistant from completing during some installations
  • Resolves an issue that prevents accepting iCloud Terms and Conditions when multiple iCloud accounts are logged in
  • Improves the reliability of saving Game Center data when playing Apple Arcade games offline

Users can snag the update, which weighs in at over a 900 megabyte download, by going to System Preferences, clicking on “Software Update” and the checking for the update file.

If you’ve tried the macOS Catalina Supplemental Update, please let us know about your experience in the comments.


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SimpliSafe Smart Lock review: The ultra-simple alarm...

This inexpensive but barebones smart lock merits a look by the SimpliSafe set.

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Innr Smart White A19 bulb review: This inexpensive...

If you’re already invested in the Hue lighting ecosystem, these budget Zigbee bulbs can fill in your smart bulb gaps without breaking the bank.

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Apple TV+ Show ‘For All Mankind’ Premieres in...

Apple held a star-studded premiere for forthcoming Apple TV+ show For All Mankind in California on Tuesday night.

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Huawei reports increased sales despite US sanctions

Huawei's latest quarterly results show that the Chinese company is doing just fine, despite ongoing trade issues with America. Third-quarter revenue is up 24.4 percent on the same period last year, while the company says it has shipped more than 185...

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First major ‘World of Warcraft Classic’ update adds...

World of Warcraft Classic was (re)released just a short time ago, but there's already more stuff to do. Blizzard has added the three-part Dire Maul dungeon, jammed with elves, ogres and other bad things, marking the first major content release for th...

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Tuesday October 15

SpaceX is requesting permission to launch 30,000...

The SpaceX Starlink constellation may end up almost four times bigger than what the company originally planned. According to SpaceNews, the company has asked the International Telecommunication Union for permission to access spectrum for 30,000 more...

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Apple published a new Press Release
Apple published a new Press Release
MacBook Pro & MacBook Air with new keyboard...

The jokes on you Apple! It’s Techtober- Microsoft Google have released their new laptops. During the keynote, they emphasised on how quiet the keys on their laptops and also talked…

The post MacBook Pro & MacBook Air with new keyboard design to ship in 2020 appeared first on iLounge.

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'League of Legends: Wild Rift' will land...

Riot Games is launching League of Legends: Wild Rift on Android, iOS and consoles in 2020 -- along with a few other new games. Reports about a mobile game meant to expand LoL's reach in Asia started surfacing earlier this year -- now the developer ha...

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Riot Games to launch 'League of Legends: Wild...

Game studio Riot Games on Tuesday announced a mobile offshoot of its popular PC title "League of Legends" will debut in 2020, with the firm promising a full "League" experience in shorter sessions suited for on-the-go play.

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Riot celebrates ten years of 'LoL' by...

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of League of Legends, Riot Games is celebrating its hit title by expanding the franchise -- and more. That includes League of Legends: Wild Rift, a 5v5 version of the MOBA that will be playable on consoles and mobil...

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League of Legends coming to iOS and Android in 2020...

League of Legends is coming to iOS and Android in 2020, Riot Games confirmed today. The expansion was first rumored back in May, but now Riot Games has confirmed that League of Legends: Wild Rift will come to mobile devices and consoles next year.


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Apple renews four Apple TV+ shows for second seasons

Apple is quickly padding out its longterm Apple TV+ slate with multi-season series, according to a report on Tuesday that says the tech giant has renewed four shows currently scheduled to debut on or shortly after the service's go-live date on Nov. 1.

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Poll: What do you think of the rumored ’iPhone SE 2...

Over the last several weeks, we’ve learned quite a bit about Apple’s plans for a new low-end “iPhone SE 2.” Much of the news comes from reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who predicts that the iPhone SE 2 will launch during the first quarter of 2020.

The iPhone SE 2, however, is not the iPhone SE followup that many fans have been wanting. What do you think of the rumored details?


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Get 69% off on the TREBLAB Z2 Bluetooth 5.0 Noise-...

How many times has your workout or listening enjoyment been cut short because of a ‘low battery’ chime or your headphone isn’t comfortable enough? The Z2 headphones from TREBLAB offers…

The post Get 69% off on the TREBLAB Z2 Bluetooth 5.0 Noise-Cancelling Headphones appeared first on iLounge.

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Organize Your Apple TV with an Elago Mount for $16

A clean-looking and organized TV setup has more merits than it looks. Adding an Apple TV into the mix isn’t a problem with the Elago Apple TV Mount. The versatile…

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Roku Now Has The Apple TV App

Roku will be supporting the Apple TV app on its platform, which is good news for users as they now can access Apple TV+, Apple TV channels and the library…

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Ted Lasso Featuring Jason Sudeikis Slated for Apple...

Apple has been aggressively procuring content for its upcoming service Apple TV+, and today have scored another deal for a series order, Ted Lasso which casts Jason Sudeikis at the…

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Apple Has A New Press Site That Details Apple TV+...

Apple has published a new press website today for its upcoming service Apple TV+, with viewers being able to browse all the new TV shows and movies’ details. On each…

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Watch Tesla's crash test lab wreck Model 3s to...

Despite what Elon Musk may think of media coverage when it comes to Tesla accidents, we don't want to see the company's EVs smashing into anything. This time, Tesla is giving everyone a look at how the company tests out its vehicles to get them ready...

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Apple renews ‘For All Mankind’ and other TV+ shows...

According to a new report from Deadline, Apple has renewed its Apple TV+ space drama For All Mankind for a second season. Building on that, several other shows are said to be “renewed or in the process of being renewed.”


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Apple, Facebook reportedly vie for choice NYC office...

Apple and Facebook are reportedly fighting for a chance to lease four floors of an iconic Manhattan post office that is currently undergoing renovations for office use.

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Readers Report on macOS Catalina Install Issues

Some readers have sent John reports of macOS Catalina install problems. Scary stuff.

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Unaired iPhone 4S Commercial with John Krasinski...

The spot stars John Kransinski using first generation Siri to get answers and find things, and it was posted by Sam Henri Gold.

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iOS 13.1.3, iPadOS 13.1.3, and Catalina Supplemental...

Apple has updated iOS 13, iPadOS, and macOS 10.15 Catalina to squash some of the many bugs still remaining.

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Apple battling with Facebook for 740,000 sq. ft of...

Apple is facing some competition as it looks to secure luxury office space in Manhattan. According to a new report from The New York Post, Apple is sparring with Facebook over the office space, but Facebook reportedly holds the edge.


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How to get started with and use ‘Sign in with Apple...

Sign in with Apple arrives as a seamless way to sign up for and log in to third-party accounts with just your Apple ID. The service offers some great security and privacy benefits and is available with iOS 13, iPadOS 13, and macOS Catalina. Read on for how to get going with Sign in with Apple on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.


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Twitter outlines when it would restrict world...

Twitter is shedding more light on its approach to restricting world leaders' tweets -- not that it'll satisfy everyone. The social network stressed in a blog post that leaders "are not above our policies entirely" and that it would take enforcement...

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Best iPhone 11 cases: For iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11...

Just three days before my iPhone 11 Pro arrived, I was harshly reminded of how important it is to have a phone good case when my poor iPhone XS Max decided to dive into the concrete—three days before I was supposed to trade it in. The screen cracked, and in a rarity for me, I wasn’t using a case.

That’s partially why I’m taking great care to create this list of the best cases out there for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. Since the designs for the three phones (and cases) are all so similar this year, we’ve compiled them all into one listing and provided links to each model. Over on the right, you’ll see a link to “See More,” and these links will almost always go to the iPhone 11 version. If you don’t see a price listing for a particular model, that means there isn’t one.

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TiVo's 'free' streaming service...

TiVo's leap into streaming services is underway. The DVR creator has started rolling out TiVo+ to users, who should see it pop up on their devices in the "next few weeks." The service is 'free' for TiVo customers and will deliver 26 channels of liv...

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Apple simplifies developer content uploads with...

Apple on Tuesday released on the Mac App Store a revamped version of its Transporter developer tool for macOS, delivering an easier method of transferring a variety of content types to the company for final consumption on one of its online stores.

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Apple’s Beats Announces Solo Pro, Its First On-Ear...

Apple’s Beats By Dre announced Solo Pro on Tuesday, the company’s first on-ear, noise-canceling headphones. They also include support for “Hey Siri,” Apple’s voice assistant. According to the company, Solo Pro offers an “exceptional frequency response with lower total harmonic distortion.” It also has two beam-forming microphones and and what Beats says is an “updated speech-detecting accelerometer” for voice calls. They’re $299.95, and will ship  onOctober 30th in Black, Ivory, Gray, Dark Blue, Light Blue and Red. You can preorder now.

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NBC extends exclusive ad sales contract with Apple,...

NBCUniversal plans to build on an exclusive ad sales partnership with Apple after seeing substantial growth from Apple News, with the company set to extend the business into Apple's Stocks app upon contract renewal.

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Apple makes Transporter developer utility available...

Apple today announced that it is making a new version of its Transporter developer application available on the Mac App Store. This app allows developers to easily upload files to App Store Connect and more.


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Don’t Outsmart Yourself – Mac Geek Gab 784

Sometimes the best thing you can do is to not overthink a solution… and sometimes it happens anyway! Join your two favorite geeks to learn about Catalina tweaks, AirPods tips, iOS scanners, and more. Plus, listen as John and Dave troubleshoot a network issue in real time with just tools available on every Mac!

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NASA demos spacesuits for its Moon and Mars missions

Today, NASA revealed the two spacesuits that it will use for its Project Artemis. It shared a video of a spacesuit engineer wearing a bulky, red-white-and-blue suit that will be used for work on the Moon and another spacesuit engineer rocking a thinn...

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Instagram for iOS makes it easier to manage third-...

Instagram is adding new ways for users to control the data they share with third-party apps. Starting today, the company is rolling out a new option in the Instagram app where users can see all of the third-party services with access to their account.


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Apple Card dubbed ‘most successful credit card...

Just about two months after Apple Card became available to the public, the CEO of Goldman Sachs — Apple’s bank partner — shared today in an interview how happy he is with the launch of the product, saying he thinks it’s the “most successful credit card launch ever.”


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NBC extends its partnership with Apple News

According to Axios, NBCUniversal has extended its partnership with Apple News to now be the exclusive seller of ads in Apple Stocks, as well as Apple News.

The multi-year partnership means that NBCU can sell ads against all the stories in the main feed of Apple Stocks, as well as Apple News for several years. Other publishers can still sell ads again their own articles.

As Axios notes, NBCU struck its exclusive Apple News sales partnership with Apple in January of 2017. As part of its renewal, it now expanding to sell Stocks exclusively as well.

Krishan Bhatia, NBCU's EVP of Business Operations & Strategy, declined to say how much money the company makes off of its Apple News partnership, but told Axio that "it's a very meaningfully-...

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Facebook expands its reward program for data abuse...

Facebook is broadening its data abuse bounty program to reward more security sleuths. As of today, researchers can earn at least $500 when they find Facebook data vulnerabilities in third-party apps and sites using active penetration tests, not just...

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AirPort Utility Updated for iOS 13

Apple updated AirPort Utility to version 1.3.6 on Tuesday, the first update to the software in a year. The patch notes specify little or nothing, but it’s a safe bet it was updated to better work with iOS 13 (which was updated to iOS 13.1.3 Tuesday, as well).

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The first Hello Hero game hit global platforms in 2013 and proved a huge success, with developer Fincon adding two more entries to this popular series of casual RPG games since. Released in June this year, Hello Hero All Stars brings many of the... | Read more »
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Zombieland: Double Tapper is the idle RPG tie-in to the upcoming Zombieland: Double Tap. Oddly, it's one of two different Zombieland games launching today, with the other being the Switch title Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip. [Read more] | Read more »
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Rusty Lake and Second Maze's intriguing point-and-click adventure game, The White Door, is now up for pre-order on the App Store. This one sees you playing as Robert Hill, a mental health patient who is suffering from severe memory loss. The game... | Read more »
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Compulsive Entertainment’s high-octane arcade racer, Adrenaline, has now made its way to the App Store following a successful launch on Google Play. It’s a ton of challenging, fast-paced fun, boasting easy-to-learn controls and a varied selection... | Read more »
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Earlier today on Twitter, Nintendo announced that Mario Kart Tour is getting a new racer and track. Fans of Super Mario Galaxy will be pleased to hear that Rosalina is the first post-launch character being added, while the iconic Rainbow Road is... | Read more »
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