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14:12
Smart TV adoption outpacing streaming devices like...

Streaming devices and set-top boxes like Roku or the Apple TV are increasingly losing ground to internet-connected smart TVs with the shift amplified by the coronavirus pandemic, new data shows.Credit: Andrew O'Hara, AppleInsiderSmart TVs that connect to broadband, which have streaming apps built right in, can bypass the need for dedicated streaming hardware such as Apple's tvOS devices. And thanks for a steady reduction in price, many consumers seem to be opting for the all-in-one solution.

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14:08
∞ “The Way I See It” trailer

Souza is an incredible photographer with a unique ability to capture the formal and informal images of the POTUS. But, along the way, he has also become a political voice of change.

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14:05
The first US COVID-19 app built on Apple and Google...

The Virginia Department of Health has launched COVIDWISE, an app that uses Apple and Google’s COVID-19 contact tracing technology to track coronavirus cases and notify users when they may have been exposed. State officials had been beta testing the a...

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14:00
Olive Smart Ear: An earbud for enhancing sound

The Olive SmartEar (right) with a US Quarter Dollar Coin shown for scale

Today we’re taking a look at a smart earbud that is designed to enhance sound. Let’s say you’re often left out of conversations in noisy restaurants, or you find yourself straining to understand what someone is saying while watching TV. The Olive Smart Ear from Olive Union (US$299) is designed as a single earbud that is calibrated to your current hearing, then enhances ambient sound for more clarity.

Right off the bat, let’s get one thing straight: the Olive Smart Ear from Olive Union is not a hearing aid, nor is it made to replace one (or two). I wear a pair of hearing aids, so I’m used to what those devices can do for someone with moderate hearing loss. If your hearing loss is in both ears and moderate to severe in intensity, then the Smart Ear is not for you. 

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13:51
macOS 11 Big Sur adds new option to disable Desktop...

The fourth developer beta of macOS 11 Big Sur was released yesterday, and it brings a small but notable change. With the latest beta of macOS Big Sur, there is a new option in System Preferences to disable Desktop Tinting while using Dark Mode.

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13:51
macOS 11 Big Sur adds new option to disable Desktop...

The fourth developer beta of macOS 11 Big Sur was released yesterday, and it brings a small but notable change. With the latest beta of macOS Big Sur, there is a new option in System Preferences to disable Desktop Tinting while using Dark Mode.

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13:31
Macworld's August digital magazine: iOS 14...

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 August issue

The August issue is all about WWDC, from our 15-page preview of iOS 14 to the top 5 features of macOS Big Sur. We have all the details. Plus, see the features in iOS 14 that were heavily inspired by Android.

Also in this month’s issue:

• MacUser: Why you shouldn't buy a new Mac right now. Plus, Apple updates 16-inch MacBook Pro graphics with AMD Radeon Pro 5600M GPU with integrated HBM2 memory

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13:21
Robert and Susan Downey’s production company to...

Apple has given a straight-to-series order to a drama that hails from Adam Perlman as well as Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey’s Team Downey production company, reports Variety.

The Downeys and Amanda Burrell will executive produce on behalf of Team Downey, with Robert Downey Jr. also potentially playing a supporting role. Perlman will serve as writer and executive producer. Michael Lista will co-executive produce.

Here’s Variety’s summary of the series, which is planned for Apple TV+: The series is based on Lista’s Toronto Life article “The Sting.” It follows a frustrated Canadian detective who takes on a decades-old cold case in hopes of winning a confession and becoming a hero. The case quickly spirals out of control when the undercover cop attempts an elaborate sting, adding playacting cops, taxpayer resources, and an unexpected...

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13:10
Why Trump views TikTok as a threat

TikTok’s days in US app stores could be numbered. What once seemed extremely unlikely — that the Trump Administration would take the unprecedented step of actually banning the app — suddenly looks a lot more possible. After weeks of threats, Trump is...

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12:57
Quibi is offering a free subscription tier in...

Quibi has launched a free streaming tier in Australia and New Zealand. In an email obtained by The Verge, the company tells subscribers in the two countries that it’s “now offering an ad-supported free plan so you can choose the right option for you....

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12:48
Robert Downey Jr. Heads to Apple TV+ With New Drama

Apple has given a straight-to-series order for a drama from Adam Perlman and Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey’s Team Downey production company (via Variety).

The Sting

Mr. Perlman will serve as writer and executive producer with Mr. Downey Jr. and Amanda Burrell executive producing on behalf of Team Downey. Michael Lista will co-executive produce.

The series is based on Lista’s Toronto Life article “The Sting.” It follows a frustrated Canadian detective who takes on a decades-old cold case in hopes of winning a confession and becoming a hero. The case quickly spirals out of control when the undercover cop attempts an elaborate sting, adding playacting cops, taxpayer resources, and an unexpected friendship with the peculiar target.

Mr. Downey Jr. could also play a supporting role in the series.

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12:39
Apple signs straight-to-series order to Robert...

Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey's production company, Team Downey, will be producing a new drama for Apple TV+.Image Credit: Team DowneyThe series will be based on Michael Lista's Toronto Life article, "The Sting." The story follows a Canadian detective who takes on a decades-old cold case to win a confession and become a hero. Things begin to quickly spiral out of control when the detective attempts a sting that goes awry.

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12:38
Why is printer ink so freaking expensive?

My family has very little need for a printer any more. We have a workhorse Brother B&W laser printer for printing off documents but, because of the rip-off that is the cost of inkjet printers, we’ll likely never buy another one.

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12:25
Stock splits: What they are, why they happen and...

Many of us can’t afford to buy stock in Apple at the $400 mark but we might be able to get a few shares after the split when it goes down to $100+.

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12:00
Here's everything Samsung announced at its...

Even after several leaks, Samsung had plenty to share at its Unpacked 2020 event today. The company officially unveiled its Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra, as well as the Galaxy Tab S7 and S7 Plus, Galaxy Watch 3 and Galaxy Buds Live. It continued to teas...

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11:48
Tivoo-Max Pixel Art Alarm Clock and Speaker: $149.99

We have a deal on the Tivoo-Max pixel art speaker from Divoom. It features a 2.1 speaker setup with an active sub-woofer, and the front of the device is a pixel art display you can control with the Divoom Smart app on your iPhone (or Android device). It also has alarm clock features built in, making it an all around device that is fun, too. The Tivoo-Max is $149.99 through our deal.

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11:47
Arrest Made Following $629K Apple Watch Theft

The Dutch authorities have arrested a second man in connection with a major Apple Watch theft, AppleInsider reported. The haul was estimated to be worth close to $629,000.

The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee, a branch of the Netherlands Armed Forces, arrested a 37-year-old man from Bulgaria on suspicion of theft of 4,400 Apple Watches. The theft occurred on May 16, when six pallets of Apple’s popular wearable were purloined from the warehouse of a transport company at Schiphol East and driven off-site. The six pallets are said to be worth roughly 530,000 euros — almost $629,000. The authorities identified the suspect based on tips after the case was discussed on “Opsporing Verzocht,” a Dutch television program that details unsolved crimes and asks its viewers for help.

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11:41
'Pikmin 3 Deluxe' brings a beloved Wii U...

Another Wii U classic is making its way to the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo will release an expanded version of Pikmin 3 called Pikmin 3 Deluxe on October 30th.The most notable feature the company is adding for the $60 rerelease is co-operative play. Yo...

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11:37
The best Thunderbolt 3 docks for your Mac in 2020

If you need to add more ports to your MacBook Pro or iMac, one of the best ways to do that is to get a Thunderbolt 3 dock. Here's AppleInsider's guide to picking the best Thunderbolt 3 dock for your Mac.Docks have been a concept in computing for a considerable period of time, with many options offered to connect a notebook computer to a variety of peripherals or other systems. The advent of Thunderbolt 3, a high-bandwidth 40Gbps connection and power delivery over a single small cable, led to an explosion of user-friendly plug-and-play docks that consumers can easily install and use with relative ease.Its inclusions across the entire Mac line make Thunderbolt 3 docks usable in many instances, but arguably its main audience is for buyers of the MacBook Pro range, to expand the selection of...

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11:34
iPad Dominant as Tablet Shipments Grow

The iPad continues to dominate the tablet market. According to the latest data from Strategy Analytics, it now had a 33% market share in Q2 2020, up from 29% in the same quarter the year before. In total, the company preliminary results said that Apple sold 14.3 million iPads over the three month period, up from 10.7 million at the same time last year.

iPad Pro Helps Users WFH

Samsung was Apple’s closest competitor, shipping an estimated 6.9 million units. Overall, tablet shipments were up 17 percent to 43.3 million. Senior Research Analyst Chirag Upadhyay said that “new products played an important part in this quarter’s tablet success as well. Apple’s newest iPad Pro models sold very well as consumers needed devices with keyboards to get work done...

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11:32
Lady Gaga will host 'Gaga Radio' every...

Starting Friday, Lady Gaga will host a radio show on Apple Music's Beats1 called Gaga Radio, centered around dance music and the creation of her latest album, Chromatica.GAGA RADIO will air every Friday on Beats1Lady Gaga has been featured and interviewed many times on Apple's Beats1 radio, and now she has her own show to discuss her work. The weekly show is called Gaga Radio and will run every Friday in August at 11AM Pacific.

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11:31
[Sponsor] Loopback From Rogue Amoeba

Using Loopback, moving audio between applications becomes trivial. Stuck on Zoom calls? Pipe in music and sound effects, or enhance your microphone. Podcasters, merge your mic with other audio sources, then pass it all on to remote guests. Loopback makes seemingly impossible audio routing a breeze.

With virtual audio devices that are usable anywhere on MacOS, Loopback can route audio between software applications and hardware devices alike. The intuitive wire-based interface gives you the power of a high-end studio mixing board, all with no cables required. For studio techs, live streamers, and so many others, Loopback is essential.

Download the free trial, then use coupon code LOOPFIRE to save $20 when you purchase by August 15th.

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11:24
Disney has no idea what it's doing with '...

Who wants to pay $30 to watch the live action Mulan remake on Disney+? No seriously, who? I'm asking, because Disney also seems pretty confused about this whole thing. And I'm fairly sure they're just making everything up as they go along. Disney ann...

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11:24
Lady Gaga to launch new radio show on Apple Music

Lady Gaga is launching a radio show devoted to the dance music genre on Apple Music. Gaga Radio premieres Friday, August 7 at 11 am (Pacific), with new episodes every Friday. 

“The last few weeks I’ve been figuring out different ways at home that I can be of service to what I would call the singular global community, one that I believe to be kind in nature, one that I believe to be very special to my heart and I believe to the hearts of many,” Gaga told Deadline. “And so I’ve been thinking of all the ways that I can be someone that contributes to the society and the world. I’m super thrilled, excited to have this show and this opportunity to play an incredible mix of music every week.”

The singer’s first guest will be her Chromatica producer BloodPop. Each subsequent episode...

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11:14
Apple experiencing issues with Game Center, iCloud...

Apple's System Status page indicates some users are unable to use certain services, such as Game Center and various iCloud features.The issues sprung up at 12:56 pm and are ongoing, though very few details are available at this time. The details for all three issues read "Users are experiencing a problem with this service. We are investigating and will update the status as more information becomes available."Currently known affected services are Game Center, iCloud Account and Sign In, and iCloud Keychain. All three issues indicate "some users are affected," which suggests the problem is limited in scale.

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11:09
Digital Security Is Simplified With Clario for iOS

Cybersecurity is a hot buzz word these days, even more so as more people work from home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The problem is, how does the non-techy understand what they need and how protected they are? So many of the cybersecurity suites use jargon like VPN, phishing, adware, or malware. A newcomer to the game, Clario, wants to end all the confusion. Clario makes it easy to protect your digital security and privacy on your iPhone. How good is it at what it does, though? Let’s have a look.

Getting Started with Clario on iPhone

Once you install Clario from the App Store and launch the software, it’s easy to get going. Simply tap Create account, agree to the legal disclosures, and tell Clario what name to call you.

Next, you’ll provide your email address and create a strong password. You’ll get a 7-day trial, but after that...

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11:02
Lady Gaga to Host Apple Music ‘GAGA RADIO’ Show...

Starting Friday, August 7, at 2PM ET, Lady Gaga will host GAGA RADIO on Apple Music and every Friday thereafter.

GAGA RADIO

The artist will speak with DJs, producers, and other artists who inspired her and helped bring her album “Chromatica” to the public. Each episode will also have an exclusive DJ mix from one of Gaga’s guests.

The inspiration for Lady Gaga’s hyperactive 2020 album Chromatica came from one magical place: the dance floor. A joyride of glittery synths and let-your-hair-down hooks, it captures the singular, soul-cleansing euphoria found from sweating under a disco ball.

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10:59
Apple says multiple iCloud services are currently...

Apple has updated its System Status webpage today to note that a variety of different iCloud services are suffering from downtime. According to Apple, services including Game Center, iCloud Account & Sign in, and iCloud Keychain are experiencing issues currently.

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10:55
Latest data suggests iPad sales hit highest growth...

Now that Apple has reported its Q2 (fiscal Q3) performance, we’re seeing more firms estimate how many products the company shipped in the period. The latest report from Strategy Analytics estimates that iPad saw a big 33% increase in shipments compared to Q2 2019, the highest growth rate in the past 6 years.

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10:53
Google adds Smart Compose autocomplete to its Docs...

Google has announced a bunch of updates for its Docs, Sheets and Slides mobile apps. Most are mobile versions of desktop features and some are only available to G Suite subscribers for now. Still, they should help you to get more done a bit faster wh...

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10:33
TikTok bans deepfakes to fight misinformation and...

TikTok has become the latest platform to ban deepfakes. Under its new policy, the app says it “prohibits synthetic or manipulated content that misleads users by distorting the truth of events in a way that could cause harm.”“Our intent is to protect...

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10:27
Instagram 'bug' heavily favored Trump...

In yet another evidentiary blow to the conservative mythology that social media platforms are biased against them and actively silencing right-wing voices, Buzzfeed reports that for the past two months Instagram’s algorithms have been heavily favorin...

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10:27
Apple-Owned Dark Sky Shut Down on Android and Wear OS

Dark Sky, the weather app purchased by Apple in March, is no longer available on Android or Wear OS. Subscribers on those platforms have started to receive refunds (via 9to5 Google).

Dark Sky No Longer on Android, Remains on Web

Dark Sky was originally meant to be removed from Android and Wear OS on July 1st. However, that was extended for a month and, in the end, availability ended on August 1st. This shutdown was also meant to include the web service. However, in a subsequent update, the company confirmed that this remained active. That same update said that users are receiving a full refund ($2.99) to their original payment method marked “GOOGLE*DARK SKY.”

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10:26
PIQO Powerful 1080p Mini Projector is now 64% off

We at iLounge have a special deal on the PIQO Powerful 1080p Mini Projector, which allows you to enjoy movies, photos and videos on a 240 inch screen.

PIQO Powerful 1080p Mini Projector

It’s one of the smallest, yet powerful mini projectors you’ve ever seen. With the PIQO mini projector, you can set up a truly immersive cinematic experience just about anywhere. The 200 lumens of brightness is enough to provide a sharp picture.

The Hi-Fi speakers eliminate the need to bring along bulky audio devices. Built in Android 7 and trackpad controls make it easy to open Netflix, YouTube, apps and games or show off your photo or video collection to friends and family.

A single full charge provides 5 hours of video playback. You can also cast content via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connection from your computer or smartphone. Keystone auto-correction and a reasonable 16GB of memory round out the rest of the PIQO’s features.

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10:22
Snag the Discounted Ring Video Doorbell 3 For Only $...

Still using a traditional doorbell? You could be missing out on what new technology has to offer, including the ability to see who’s at the door without having to get off the couch.

Today, you can enjoy the benefits of a video doorbell and save 20 percent in the process. The Video Doorbell 3 by Ring is only $159.99, down $40 from its original price of $199.99 on Amazon.

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10:21
Mainland China Apple Stores bring back Today at...

China is getting back Today at Apple sessions and is set to resume on August 3.

In-store creative sessions were put on hold when the COVID-19 pandemic struck. But now, the calendar is slowly filling up with 3 daily sessions for each of the nine stores.

Classes favor art session and photography instead of community walks and headphones in order to maintain cleanliness and physical distancing. Local artist performances and Labs have yet to be added.

Participating Apple Stores will still have hand sanitizers and conduct temperature checks, plus regular disinfection of equipment for every session. Cube seating is implemented in Forums, and spaced 1 meter apart, which means fewer attendance numbers.

The nine mainland China Apple Stores will open August 3 and feature video walls and Apple’s latest design. In the US,...

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10:20
Dark Sky shuts down Android App version following...

The Android version of Dark Sky is officially discontinued after Apple buys the company.

Apple bought Dark Sky in March, and the developers have announced that they will be shutting down the Android version come July 1. However, the event was delayed until the month of August.

Android users of Dark Sky will no longer have access, while subscribers are promised a full refund. In terms of API the developers state that it will still function until 2021 but new signups will not be accepted.

Oh no! Dark Sky is GONE! It was my favorite weather app. pic.twitter.com/jJtWkqtUpO

— Ron Lecours, CFP (@RonLecours) August 1, 2020

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10:18
American Airlines passengers get free Apple TV+ In-...

Apple has partnered up with American Airlines in showing Apple TV+ to its customers.

Travelers can now watch premium content such as ‘Dickinson’, ‘The Morning Show’, ‘Defending Jacob’ and more when they purchase flight tickets through American Airlines. A representative has revealed that the content shown in-flight will be on a rotating basis.

It’s not the first time Apple has partnered with AA. Just last year, the tech company began offering music streaming options via Apple Music on flights that had Viasat satellite technology. Travelers had to have an active Apple Music subscription to start listening to their favorite music.

Apple TV+ is also available on the TV app, and subsequently on devices such as Mac, Apple TV, iPod Touch, iPad and the iPhone. Outside the Apple ecosystem, the streaming service can be accessed on compatible browsers, Roku and Fire TV, and select LG and Samsung smart TVs.

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10:07
Apple Acquisition, Phil Schiller Transition – TMO...

Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple’s latest company acquisition, and Phil Schiller’s new role.

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10:02
Security flaw in Twitter Android app might have...

Twitter acknowledged today that there was a security vulnerability in its Android app that would have exposed private data such as Direct Messages if exploited by an attacker through a malicious app (via CNBC). The issue is now fixed and is related t...

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10:00
Microsoft in talks to buy TikTok for up to $30...

Microsoft plans on finishing its TikTok acquisition talks ahead of the September 15 deadline set by President Trump, with a potential offer of up to $30 billion on the table.Microsoft continues to move forward with its plans to acquire popular video service TikTok, aiming to finish up acquisition talks within the next three weeks. The deal could be worth anywhere from $10 billion at the lowest to $30 billion at its highest. Currently, it is not believed that either side has agreed upon the purchase price.If the deal goes through, Microsoft would have one year to transfer TikTok's 15 million lines of code to the U.S., a feat that most other companies would likely be unable — or unwilling — to do.

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10:00
Stacktrace Podcast 095: “We’re not lawyers”

What differentiates server-side and client-side development, Tim Cook’s testimony in front of the US Congress, the new iMac, Rambo’s secret new project, and more on John’s not-so-secret use of SwiftUI to build games.

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09:55
Apple Store Easter egg celebrates its 10th...

A whimsical Easter egg celebrates the Apple Store's 10th anniversary when users search for "10 years" in the app.Pop the balloons as they fly by by tapping themThe Apple Store App is ten years old this year, and Apple has included an Easter egg in its app to celebrate. To induce the egg, search for the term "10 years" within the app's search function and the balloons will appear.

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09:55
Apple and Google's COVID-19 Tracking System...

This week, Virginia plans to release a COVID-19 exposure notification app based on the specifications published by Apple and Google in April. From a report: The app, called COVIDWISE, is the first fully deployed implementation of Apple and Google's system in the US and was beta tested by the state department of health. The specification is designed to preserve patient privacy, particularly around their location and whether they have tested positive for COVID-19. "No location data or personal information is ever collected, stored or transmitted to VDH as part of the app," a health department official told Virginia Public Media, which first reported the news. "You can delete the app or turn off exposure notifications at any time."

If someone tests positive for the coronavirus, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) will give them a PIN number that they can choose to use to report that result within the app. Then, other users of the app should get a notification if their...

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09:48
Consumers went on a ‘tablet buying spree’ in quarter...

Despite intense economic hardship related to COVID-19 quarantine orders, consumer and commercial customers went on a tablet buying spree to support work/learn-from-home initiatives. And Apple’s iPad was the clear winner with quarterly growth of 34% year-over-year.

The tablet supply chain almost fully recovered by April/May, which contributed to a 17% year-on-year increase in tablet shipments in quarter two of 2020, according to Strategy Analytics’ latest report. Back-to-school demand could further boost the tablet market in the fall and looking long-term, tablet sales could see an extended resurgence due to lower price points if remote work and school options remain post-...

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09:47
Samsung extends Android support on flagship phones

During its Galaxy Unpacked event, Samsung announced it would support its latest devices with “OS updates up to three generations.” Until now, it has offered two years of full software support. On the surface, that suggests Samsung will update recent...

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09:46
What is Instagram Reels?

Instagram Reels, the photo-sharing service’s TikTok rival, began rolling out to users on Wednesday. It allows users to both create and discover short videos on the Facebook-owned platform. Reels can be made up of multiple clips either recorded one at a time or uploaded from your phone’s gallery. Each reel can last up to 15 seconds in total.

Instagram Reels – The TikTok Challenger

There are a variety of functions creators can use to make Reels. There is the ability to use Instagram’s music library or original audio, a variety of AR effects, and the ability to alter the speed of a video. Furthermore, Instagram provides a timer and countdown to help shoot hands free, and guidance to align objects from previous clips if you are using multiple in one video.

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09:28
Samsung targets Apple with new flagship smartphones...

Samsung has launched a slew of products at its virtual Unpacked event today including its latest smartphones, smartwatch, fully-wireless earbuds, and more. The new devices offer some compelling features ahead of Apple unveiling the iPhone 12 and new Apple Watch later this year.

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09:05
Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 2 features a thinner...

Another folding phone for Samsung, another round of potential problems to deal with. The company revealed the Galaxy Z Fold 2 today, which builds on plenty of the improvements we saw in the Galaxy Z Flip. In particular, Samsung paid close attention t...

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09:04
New York State targets big tech with tougher...

New York state may consider a bill that would tighten antitrust rules so that the state can better prosecute Big Tech. The Twenty-First Century Anti-Trust Act would broaden the scope of what’s considered antitrust behavior, increase penalties and all...

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08:54
iPhone and Apple Watch deals from $100, Satechi Back...

Woot’s 1-day iPhone and Apple Watch sale highlights today’s 9to5Toys Lunch Break, along with the new Satechi back to school promotion, and Apple’s Space Gray Keyboard. Hit the jump for all that and more.

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08:48
The high-end 27-inch iMac is more 'pro'...

Even though the new 27-inch iMac has received mostly minor updates, Apple's upgrade decisions make it look as if the iMac Pro is on the way out.Left: the new 27-inch iMac. Right: the iMac Pro. The difference is no longer night and day.On Tuesday, Apple updated the 27-inch iMac. The low-end model with improved camera, better microphones, and the T2 chip were welcome, but some of the upgrade options include a 10-core Intel Core i9 processor, and an optional nano-texture display change the ballgame.

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08:43
The Galaxy Note 20 vs. the competition: A real...

Today we got our first look at the new Galaxy Note 20 devices, and they’re certainly impressive. Between an improved S-Pen, Windows integration and 8K video recording, there’s a lot of power on deck. And then there’s the screen — the regular Galaxy N...

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08:35
Samsung unveils Galaxy Note20, Watch3, Z Fold2, Buds...

Samsung's Unpacked event has seen the launch of a number of new devices, including the Galaxy Fold 2, the Galaxy Note 20 Series, Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+, Galaxy Buds Live, and the Galaxy Watch 3.Samsung's Galaxy Buds, Note 20, and Tab S7Launched on Wednesday during its regular Samsung Unpacked event, the South Korean electronics giant took the opportunity to launch multiple mobile devices and related products at the same time.

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08:33
Kensington UltraThin Magnetic Privacy Screens...

Prevent shoulder-surfers and "visual hackers" with the Apple Store-exclusive Kensington magnetic privacy screen for your MacBook Air or MacBook Pro.The UltraThin Magnetic privacy screen is a great way to guard against prying eyes, whether in the coffee shop, on the bus or plane, or in the office. It seamlessly attaches to your MacBook's magnetic frame and does not interfere with closing the lid or entering sleep mode.When attached to a compatible MacBook Air or MacBook Pro, the UltraThin Magnetic Privacy Screen reduces the viewing angle to plus or minus 30 degrees, making it nearly impossible to read the screen without being directly in front of it.

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08:20
The Apple Store app is hiding a virtual surprise...

The Apple Store app turned 10 this past June, and Apple is celebrating the milestone with a fun Easter egg. Hidden inside the most recent update is a virtual surprise party.

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08:12
Samsung's UWB tech will let you use a Galaxy...

The flagship Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is Samsung’s first phone with ultra wideband (UWB) technology first seen on Apple’s iPhone 11. In the short term, that technology will power Google’s new Nearby Share, letting you see others around you with Galaxy No...

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08:07
Samsung's Galaxy Watch 3 supports ECG, but only...

Some of the biggest new features on Samsung’s just-announced Galaxy Watch 3 are focused on health. That’s not a huge surprise, given the success Apple has had by making its Watch into a device that can monitor your health in a variety of ways. Most n...

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07:57
Samsung will offer an Xbox Game Pass Bundle with the...

Cloud gaming is coming to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on September 15th, and mobile users will be able to play dozens of Xbox One and Xbox Series X games through xCloud over data connections. It’s probably not too much of a surprise that you’ll be able t...

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07:51
Samsung's Notes app will soon sync with...

A new Galaxy Note wouldn't be complete without some new note-taking features. Today, Samsung unveiled a refreshed Notes app that will sync with Microsoft's infinitely more popular OneNote platform. (According to The Verge, the sync only goes one way,...

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07:51
∞ This iPad sees for you

[VIDEO] This is an amazing project, a tactile (think interactive simplified Braille) interface, attached to an iPad with Lidar. The idea is that you walk with this device and the camera tells you about obstacles in your path via this interface. Video embedded in main Loop post.

While this is a relatively simple interface, it does show a path towards something much more complex. I can imagine adding audio (via AirPods, say) to the interface to give you even more clues about the path and obstacles ahead.

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07:44
9to5Mac Daily: August 05, 2020 – New iMac announced...

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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07:42
Readdle’s PDF Expert for Mac is 50% Off, Normally $80

PDF Expert for Mac by Readdle is on sale for US$40 (normal price is US$80) until August 12.

PDF Expert

PDF Expert, as the name suggests, is a tool that lets you do virtually anything with PDFs, like opening, editing, merging, and more. Here are some of the top features;

  • Annotation
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  • Reduce file size
  • Redaction

It integrates with various platforms like Evernote, Dropbox, Google Drive, email, and Readdle’s suite of other productivity apps. You can find it on the Mac App Store here.

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07:41
Disney+ Subscribers Need to Pay $30 For New Mulan...

It was originally scheduled for March 27 but, with cinemas still mostly closed, the live-action remake of Mulan is going to launch on Disney+. However, subscribers will have to pay an additional $30 to get the film, The Verge reported. So far, Apple TV+ subscribers have not had to pay extra for blockbuster movies like Greyhound.

Disney executives walked through the new plan for Mulan’s release during an earnings call with analysts today. The $30 fee will be on top of the $6.99 subscriber fee for Disney Plus customers. The company told Insider that the $30 acts as a purchase — as long as people subscribe to Disney Plus, they’ll be able to access the film. Chapek also made it seem like non-subscribers can pay $30 for the film as...

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07:35
Tons of detail on Apple’s upgraded cartography for...

Some amazing work by map master Justin O’Beirne, laying out some easy to follow before-and-afters on changes to Apple Maps in Japan, including an interesting data source detail.

That last led me down a tiny bit of a rabbit hole to this, a page describing all the data sources for Apple Maps.

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07:35
Automated mistake by Apple kills all Mac developer’s...

An automated mistake by Apple resulted in the company remotely killing all of a Mac developer’s apps. Users were unable to open them, and a message flagged them as malware, advising users to delete the apps to avoid damaging their Macs.

Developer Charlie Monroe, creator of the Downie video downloader, among other apps, said that Apple didn’t even send him a message saying it had happened, and for several hours he didn’t know whether he still had a business or not…

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07:24
Apple’s kill switch, Charlie Monroe, and a day...

Charlie Monroe:

On Aug 4, 2020 I woke up to a slightly different world – I had lost my business as it seemed. Full inbox of reports of my apps not launching (crashing on launch) and after not too long I found out that when I sign into my Apple developer account I can no longer see that I would be enrolled into Apple’s developer program – au contraire – it shows a button for me to enroll, which I tried clicking, but only got a message that I can’t do that.

After more investigation, I found out that the distribution certificates were revoked – evidently by Apple as no one else has access to them and I was sound asleep when all this happened. Each macOS app these days needs to be codesigned using an Apple-issued certificate so that the app will flawlessly work on all computers. When Apple revokes the certificate, it’s generally a remove kill-switch for the apps.

I got really frightened as all of sudden, no user was able to use my apps anymore.

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07:18
Samsung teases the bigger (and hopefully better)...

Samsung has shown off the second-generation of its full-size folding smartphone, the elegantly-named Galaxy Z Fold 2. The handset was widely leaked before its appearance here, but the changes to what went before is pretty noticeable.Up front, the pho...

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07:14
What is an Apple Fellow? Who Has Held The Role...

On Tuesday, Apple announced that Phil Schiller will leave his role as senior vice president of worldwide marketing and become an Apple Fellow. Many people, myself included, have been wondering exactly what such a role might entail. Cult of Mac has a good rundown of what it means and profiles those who have held it before.

This honorary position is one that Apple recognizes for a person’s outstanding contribution to the company in some capacity. But while many newer Apple fans may not be familiar with the role, it’s one that’s been part of Apple dating back to the 1980s — even if this is the first time in more than 20 years that Apple has inducted someone into the club.

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06:50
Virginia launches first COVID-19 exposure...

On Wednesday, the Virginia Department of Health released its official COVID-19 exposure notification app, and it is the first in the United States to use the Google and Apple API.COVIDWISE app by the Virginia Department of HealthApple and Google engineersteamed up to create a cross-platform API for tracing the spread of coronavirus. The API was officially released in May 2020 and has seen little adoption since.

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06:50
This Photographer Shot a Wedding With an iPhone 11...

Jennifer Van Elk wrote a review of the iPhone 11 Pro as a professional camera, using it to shoot a wedding, and the results are stunning.

The best part by far though was that during downtime at the wedding and after the wedding during the ride home we were able to cull and edit the wedding. It was a 45 minute ride home from the wedding. In that time I was able to cull the wedding and edit all the photos in Lightroom on the iPhone 11 Pro. By the time we were home, I was already uploading the gallery.

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06:47
Instagram clones TikTok with new short-form ‘Reels’...

Instagram is out today with a major new release that should crank up the competition between social media apps to another level. “Reels” is rolling out for Instagram users in 50 countries and is focused on entertaining short-form video just like TikTok.

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06:34
iPhone 12 chassis rumored to feature a ring of...

In a left-field rumor, EverythingApplePro is reporting that Chinese accessory manufacturers believe that the iPhone 12 will include an intriguing new set of internal magnets.

The iPad Pro is packed full of magnets that aids attachment of the Magic Keyboard. For the iPhone 12, the utility is not immediately clear. As the new ring of magnets is positioned in the chassis in the same place as the wireless charging coil, it is speculated that Apple might be working on a new wireless charging mat to which the iPhone 12 could automatically snap.

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06:16
Virginia becomes first US state to debut COVID-19...

The Exposure Notification API developed by Apple and Google is officially being put to use in the United States. Virginia has become the first U.S. state to offer a COVID-19 contact tracing application using the Apple and Google API, and it’s available to download today from the App Store for iOS and Google Play for Android.

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06:15
LastPass Dark Web Monitoring, Security Dashboard Here

LogMeIn announced on Wednesday the arrival of LastPass dark web monitoring, as well as a security dashboard for the password manager.

The new LastPass dark web monitoring feature proactively checks email addresses against a 3rd party database of breached credentials. If that email address has been found in the database, the user will be immediately notified by email and with a message directly in their LastPass Security Dashboard. From there, users will be prompted to update the password for that compromised account.

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06:15
Pair arrested in Netherlands for theft of $629,000...

A massive Apple Watch theft occurred in May, with Danish authorities making an arrest after the unsolved case was highlighted on a television show.The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee, a branch of the Netherlands Armed Forces, arrested a 37-year-old man from Bulgaria on suspicion of theft of 4,400 Apple Watches. The theft occurred on May 16, when six pallets of Apple's popular wearable were purloined from the warehouse of a transport company at Schiphol East and driven off-site.The six pallets are said to be worth roughly 530,000 euros — almost $629,000.

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06:10
Hands-on: iOS 14 beta 4 changes and features – the...

As we inch closer to iOS 14 GM release, we can expect less new features and changes in each beta release, and more focus on stability and refinement. That’s not to say that there won’t be any new changes found in this and forthcoming beta releases, however. Watch our hands-on video walkthrough as we explore a handful of iOS 14 beta 4 changes and features.

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06:09
Spending on the Apple App Store grew 22.7% year-over...

Consumer spending on mobile apps and app installs grew significantly during the first half of 2020, in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new data from Sensor Tower. 

In the first half of the year, consumers spent US$50.1 billion worldwide across the App Store and Google Play — a figure that's up 23.4% from the first half of 2019 according to a recent report, notes the research group. Previously, revenue had grown 20% between the first half of 2018 and 2019, for comparison. In addition, first-time app installs were up 26.1% year-over-year in the first half of 2020 to reach 71.5 billion downloads.  

Though Google Play saw far more app installs, Apple's App Store continued to outpace its rival on consumer spending, notes Sensor Tower. During the first half of the year, the...

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06:00
Pixelate Your Sound with the Tivoo-Max Smart Alarm...

Tired of boring old Bluetooth speakers? Imagine having one with a bright LED display that YOU can program, or load with fun animated pixel art from creators around the world. That’s the Divoom Tivoo-Max Smart Alarm Clock and Speaker, available this week for $149.99

Tivoo-Max is the flagship model of the Divoom pixel art speaker. It features a 2.1 speaker setup with the active sub-woofer. With the powerful Divoom Smart application, you can enjoy the nostalgia pixel art creation, as well as the massive daily functions and smart alarm. It is time for you to step up your game! 

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05:48
Judge enters final judgement in Apple vs. Caltech...

A California federal judge has entered final judgment against Apple and Broadcom after the California Institute of Technology's US$1.1 billion patent jury trial win, but held off on deciding Caltech's bid to double the damages until after the inevitable appeal in the case is concluded, reports Law360 (a subscription is required to read the entire article).

In April, the Federal Circuit rejected Apple‘s bid to overturn a patent board decision upholding Caltech’s patent for wireless data transmissions. The Patent Trial and Appeal Board ruled in favor of Caltech in 2018 after reviewing U.S. Patent No. 7,116,710 while Caltech’s parallel infringement case proceeded in the U.S. District Court for the Central...

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05:34
Bank of America hikes AAPL target to $470,...

Bank of America Securities analyst Wamsi Mohan has downgraded Apple's stock to a "neutral," citing a new balance to risk and reward as the stock has hit new highs following a blockbuster earnings report.Apple's iPhone 12 will drive Apple's fiscal year 2021 revenue — Image Credit: iSpazioAfter hiking a target price for Apple stock to $420 after the earnings report, Wamsi Mohan at Bank of America Securities has again revised his expectations for the stock. In a note to investors seen by AppleInsider, Mohan is now no longer underwater at $470 per share, but has reclassified the stock as neutral versus buy, since he sees the stock as more balanced than it has been previously.

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05:00
Does Safari always request fresh logins to your...

The whole system of web browsing and web servers was designed to be “stateless”: each page load is disconnected from each other. Cookies were invented in the very early days to serve as a kind of breadcrumb (or cookie crumb). When you log in to a website, the primary method of preserving state—of keeping an active session in which you’re remembered from page to page—is dropping a cookie to your browser that your browser in turn sends back every time it requests a page. Thus is the web crudely knit together. (With web apps, even though you’re on what appears to be a single page, all the behind-the-scenes interaction still sends cookies.)

One Macworld reader finds themselves constantly prompted in Safari to log in again when they visit any site, and they’re unclear why. I suspect an excess of privacy—or maybe just the right amount—is bedeviling them. One of the following scenarios is likely.

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05:00
How to use the Calculator app in watchOS 6

The Apple Watch received a Calculator app as of watchOS 6. You can tap its icon on the Apple Watch screen to open it. 

To use it, you can say something like: “What’s 73 times 9?” or “What’s 18%of 225?

To perform a quick calculation, tap numbers and operators to get a result.

To split a check or calculate a tip:

° Enter the total amount of the bill, then tap Tip.

° Turn the Digital Crown to choose a tip percentage.

° Tap People, then turn the Digital Crown to enter the number of people sharing the bill.
You see the tip amount, the total amount, and how much each person owes if the bill is split evenly.

(This how-to is based on my experiences and info on Apple's support pages — where the images sometimes come from.)

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04:55
PSA: Now could be your last chance to grab discount...

Getting your hands on discount iTunes cards has never been difficult in the past. Keeping an eye out on 9to5Toys or searching on ebay would normally bring up cards at 15-20% below list price.

Stores like Best Buy would also incentives for buying from them. But finding such deals is already proving difficult …

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04:33
'iPhone 12' will use magnets to simplify...

Photographs purporting to be of the inside of an "iPhone 12," and Apple's official cases, show a circular arrangement of magnets, possibly related to charging.Purported images of the interior components of an "iPhone 12" showing a circle of magnetsFollowing previous reports that the "iPhone 12" chassis may feature smaller batteries than the iPhone 11 range, a new leak claims that there will be a series of magnets which may be related to wireless charging. Photographs show a circular arrangement of batteries within the chassis, and a seemingly identical one in what's claimed to be Apple's official "iPhone 12" case.

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04:28
Apple battery gets certified, perhaps for first ARM...

An Apple battery has received a safety certification in South Korea, and the design and specs suggest that it’s destined for a future 13-inch MacBook Air model. One possibility is that the battery is for the first ARM MacBook Air.

Above, you can see the 2020 MacBook Air battery on the left, and the new battery on the right …

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04:00
Where does the iMac go from here?

With Tuesday’s announcement of the new 27-inch iMac, Apple seems to be clearing out some of the final major Intel Mac releases in its product pipeline.

The big question is, what’s next for the iMac? While this new revision makes the current iMac a bit faster and a bit nicer, it’s a fairly modest upgrade. With the move to Apple silicon on the horizon, it’s worth pondering where the iMac goes from here—and how soon we might see truly big changes when it comes to Apple’s most popular desktop computer.

Big iMac: Resetting the clock

The 27-inch iMac’s update this week has bought Apple some time. With this update, it feels like Apple could wait somewhere between 12 and 18 months before needing to update the larger of the two iMac models.

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04:00
Apple looks for way to help the disabled better use...

Apple has been granted a patent (number 10,732,829) for “devices, methods, and graphical user interfaces for providing control of a touch-based user interface absent physical touch capabilities.” The goal is to make it easier for folks with certain disabilities to use iPhone and iPads.

In the patent data, Apple notes that people without fine motor skills in their hands, such as quadriplegics and those with severe cerebral palsy, find the use of devices with touch-based user interfaces difficult, if not impossible. Apple wants to overcome this.

Here’s the summary of the invention: “An electronic device with a display and a touch-sensitive surface displays, on the display, a first visual indicator that corresponds to a virtual touch. The device receives a first input from an adaptive input device. In response to receiving the first input from the adaptive input device, the device displays a first menu on the display. The first menu includes a...

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03:21
Further regulatory filings show new MacBook Air or...

A new battery filing in Korea's safety certification lists, plus photograph, indicate that a revised MacBook Air or MacBook Pro is being prepared by Apple.The current MacBook AirFollowing both Chinese and Danish certifications, a Safety Korea one is again listing a new battery with Apple model number A2389. This has previously been suspected to be for a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air based chiefly on the model number, but for the first time, the new filing shows a photograph.

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03:15
AMD’s Radeon Pro 5000 series GPUs offer significant...

Following up on Apple’s announcement as to its updated iMacs, the new 7nm AMD Radeon Pro Series 5000 Series GPU options are another interesting element worth looking into.

The Radeon Pro 5300 GPUs feature 4GB of GDDR6 memory for the entry-level $1,799 and mid-tier $1,999 iMacs, but offer no upgrade paths to the higher tier 5000 Series GPU models.

Still, the Radeon Pro 5300 will undoubtedly provide a noticeable performance improvement over its baseline predecessor, the Radeon Pro 570X found in the 2019 iMac, users who find themselves involved in graphics-intensive operations on a regular basis may want to consider ponying up $2,299.00 to gain access to higher-specced GPU options.

Apple offers four AMD Radeon Pro 5000 Series GPU options for the 27-inch iMac:

The Radeon Pro 5000 series is built on AMD’s 7-nanometer process, and features an RDNA microarchitecture that offers faster and smaller processors that require less power. These updates should prove to...

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03:00
Wemo Wi-Fi Smart Plug review: We like the design...

The new Wemo saves space, but some competitors deliver more for less.

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Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus (2020) review: Hue’s...

The latest version of Philips Hue’s Lightstrip Plus is perfect for accent lighting and it doesn’t require a bridge, but we’re concerned about its durability.

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03:00
Apple releases updated 27-inch, 21-inch, and iMac...

Apple on Tuesday released what might be the final 27-inch iMac with an Intel processor, the new models featuring faster processors, twice the memory capacity, new AMD graphics processors, and a 1080p webcam.

The 27-inch iMac sports the latest 10-generation Intel Core processors, complete with 6-cores and 8-cores, and for the first time, customers can also choose a 10-core processor option. The high end model can reach Turbo Boost speeds of 5.0GHz, and RAM capacity has been doubled to 128GB.

Another first time option is a graphics card with 16GB of memory using the newest AMD Radeon Pro 5000 series.

Solid state drives are now standard across the new 27-inch iMac models, with performance of up to 3.4GB/s as well as a new 8TB SSD option.

The model’s Retina 5K display comes with True Tone and a nano-texture option that was first seen with the Pro Display XDR. The monitor features 14.7 million pixels driving a billion colors at 500 nits of brightness. The...

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03:00
News round-up: lots of new developer betas, more

Since Steve and I can’t cover everything, we’ll frequently offer a wrap-up of news items you should check out. First up: Apple has released the fourth developer betas of macOS Big Sur, iOS 14, iPadOS 14, tvOS 14, and watchOS 7.

MacRumors reports that Look Around, an Apple Maps feature introduced in iOS 13, has today rolled out in some cities in Japan, allowing for a close-up street-level view of various locations and landmarks. Look Around is available in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, and Nagoya.

On the new MacVoices, Mark Fuccio and host Chuck Joiner use the Apple quarterly earnings announcements as a springboard to discuss where Apple products stand in the time of COVID-19, and in the marketplace in general. From reliability to desirability, support expenses to the...

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Logitech's G923 racing wheel makes you feel...

If you're serious about racing games, a controller just won't cut it. That's where a racing wheel accessory comes in, which can make it feel more like you're driving a car. Now Logitech, a company that's known for making some of the best gaming wheel...

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Which U.S. states are using Apple’s Exposure...

Update August 5: Virginia becomes the first state to release a contact tracing app.

Update July 13: Six weeks after the release of this feature for iPhone and Android, zero U.S. states have released apps that support contact tracing. This post will absolutely be updated when contract tracing apps in the U.S. debut, but the update date will only change if new apps are available.

Apple and Google announced plans to build COVID-19 tracing into iPhone and Android operating systems on April 10. The move marked a major partnership between the top two mobile operating system competitors in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19. Platform updates to enable the COVID-19 contact tracing feature on iOS...

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Ex-Waymo engineer Levandowski sentenced to 18 months...

US District Judge William Alsup has sentenced Anthony Levandowski, the former lead Waymo engineer at the heart of a trade secret legal battle between the Alphabet subsidiary and Uber, to 18 months in prison. Prosecutors sought a 27-month sentence, wh...

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19:40
SpaceX's Starship prototype flies hundreds of...

Almost a year after we saw SpaceX’s ‘Starhopper’ test vehicle make a short trip into the air, the company has successfully flown and landed a full-size Starship prototype. The SN5 vehicle is missing its nose cone, so it’s a bit like a taller “flying...

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19:15
Apple expands Apple Maps Look Around feature to...

Apple is expanding its Apple Maps Look Around feature to include several cities in Japan, marking the first time the feature has been available for a city outside of the U.S.Credit: AppleLook Around, first introduced in iOS 13 version of Apple Maps, is a rival to Google's Street View that lets users explore various cities from an on-the-ground perspective.

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Apple expands Apple Maps ‘Look Around’ feature to...

Apple is slowly expanding the Look Around feature that was introduced last year with iOS 13. Previously available only in the United States, the company is now making Look Around available to some Japanese cities.

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