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Friday April 19

Got a new iPad or Mac? Here's where to get the...

With Apple's new iPad Air, iPad mini and 2019 iMac now in the hands of consumers, it's time to free up some spending money for new accessories and trade in your pre-owned hardware for cash. We've rounded up the best deals -- many with exclusive bonuses -- when you trade in an iPhone, iPad, MacBook Pro or even AirPods.

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Top iOS Apps That Can Help You Save Some Extra Money

iOS apps aren’t all about entertainment, shopping and making life more convenient. A few of them were made so you can save some money! Consider these top iOS apps that can get you deals and coupons on food, clothing and essential tech. Some can help you develop a budget, track your spending, and do the

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Siri in macOS 10.15 might finally be able to set...

After unveiling some of the major new features expected in iOS 13 earlier this week, Guilherme Rambo of 9to5Mac is back with a report on macOS 10.15—and it looks like it might be a substantial upgrade. While we learned earlier this week that Apple was reportedly developing a way to allow Mac users to use their iPads as a secondary display, Friday’s rumor dump lays out several more ways Apple is planning to merge the iOS and macOS platforms.

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Why Your Kid Loves Being on TikTok

This week, TikTok got banned in India. Apple removed it from the iOS App Store in the country. However, the video-sharing app remains hugely popular with a young audience worldwide. Bloomberg Businessweek looked at why.

TikTok decides what videos to show by tapping into data, starting with your location. Then, as you start watching, it analyzes the faces, voices, music, or objects in videos you watch the longest. Liking, sharing, or commenting improves TikTok’s algorithm further. Within a day, the app can get to know you so well it feels like it’s reading your mind. That’s why Jade, the Oklahoma teen, mostly sees videos of people dancing, while her mom regularly gets clips of dog tricks.

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UK Far-Right Ban Signals Serious Shift by Facebook

This week, Facebook banned far-right groups in the UK. These included the likes of  Britain First and the English Defence League. At Wired, Matt Reynolds looked at the profound shift by the company this move signalled.

And Facebook says it will go further than just banning these organisations and individuals. It will also go after their followers…This is a dramatic switch for a company that, until a month ago, still talked about itself as a digital “town square” – a space where all voices, including the distasteful and dubious, jostled for attention, free from any interference. It is a seductive ideal that harks back to the early days of the internet and its promise of unfettered freedom of speech.

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Review: The G-Tech Mobile Pro SSD is nearly as fast...

There are endless options when it comes to external storage, but getting the right one for you can be a tough task. If you're looking for a quick, on-the-go SSD, the G-Technology Mobile Pro SSD may be perfectly suited.

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Apple may bring Siri Shortcuts and Screen Time to...

Details on what Apple may have in store for the next major versions of its operating systems are trickling out ahead of June's Worldwide Developers Conference. The latest leaks are linked to macOS 10.15, to which Apple could add some iOS features, su...

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Apple Hires Lionsgate Veteran Danielle DePalma

Apple has hired former Lionsgate Executive Vice President Danielle DePalma. She will be a Senior Film and TV Series Marketing executive, leading on promoting Apple’s forthcoming content. Deadline reported that she will report to Head of Video Marketing Chris Van Amburg.

DePalma was a Lionsgate veteran who spent about a decade at the company before leaving in January. At Lionsgate she previously served as SVP digital marketing and VP new media and marketing, overseeing the digital/social media campaigns for such movies as The Hunger Games franchise and Kick-Ass.

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New Apple AirPods on sale from $140, Apple Watch...
Should iPhone owners envy Samsung’s Galaxy Fold?...

When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Fold I was admittedly jealous as an iPhone user, and I wasn’t alone. The device has created lots of interest in foldable smartphones, with many dreaming about when Apple might offer a similar device. However, now that reviews are landing for Samsung’s almost $2,000 bleeding-edge tech, the device isn’t looking very appealing. Beyond the displays of multiple review units having already failed, there are a host of other problems with the Galaxy Fold. Are they enough to dissipate the envy of iPhone owners?


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Get PDFelement 6 At 40% Off and Learn How To Create...

Chances are excellent that you have worked with a Portable Document Format (PDF) file in the past few days. This format, which produces documents that can be read on any device, has become the world standard for distributing formatted text, contracts and other legal documents, and fillable forms. PDFelement for Mac from Wondershare is the top macOS app for creating, editing, and transforming PDF documents. Today we’ll demonstrate how PDFelement can be used to create a fillable PDF form, show you how to try the app for free and also give you a 40% discount on PDFelement 6!

PDFelement at Work: Creating a Fillable Form

Just to show you how easy it is to create a PDF document with PDFelement, we’re going to have you follow along with a typical use...

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The best smart doorbell camera

By Rachel Cericola, Jon Chase and Stacey Higginbotham

This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the fu...

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Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time tipped to transfer to...

Siri Shortcuts, iOS' automation service, could make an appearance in macOS in the update to version 10.15, with the claim it and Screen Time will be among the functions transferred over from iOS at the 2019 World Wide Developer's Conference.

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macOS 10.15 Could Bring Siri Shortcuts and Screen...

A new rumor suggests that macOS 10.15 could bring Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time, improvements to Siri, iMessage effects, and more.

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Lyft offers free bikeshare trips on Earth Day

While you might still think of Lyft primarily as a ridesharing company, it also has the largest bike-sharing network in the country -- thanks to its Motivate acquisition last summer. To celebrate Earth Day and promote its carbon-free transport, the c...

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eBooks and the Nature of Ownership

Microsoft closed its eBook store several weeks ago. People lost their books, but at least the company refunded them. Because of this, Michael Kozlowski of Good e-Reader says people are experiencing a “crisis of confidence” in eBooks.

I believe that ebooks are suffering from a crisis of confidence.  It is beginning to be quite difficult to trust a retailer to not disappear overnight with your ebooks, no matter how big they are…A recent study published in the journal Electronic Markets found that the vast majority of  people felt a constricted sense of ownership of ebooks versus physical books, based on the fact that they don’t have full control over the products.

He also mentions how a lot companies use DRM on eBooks, which factors into the...

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Sega adds 'Streets of Rage 2' and more to...

Sega is set to release its Genesis Mini retro console in September, with a line-up of 40 games. It revealed ten of them when it announced the system's release date last month, and now it's taken the wrapper off another bunch of titles.

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China Bans the Word ‘Leica’ Online

The Leica ad celebrating photojournalism sparked outcry in China because of Tiananmen Square. China banned the word “Leica” on social media.

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Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time, and other iOS features...

Apple is working on bringing the Mac and iOS closer together with the introduction of macOS 10.15 and iOS 13. Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time, and more are expected to be unveiled for Mac during its Worldwide Developers conference in June.


The post Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time, and other iOS features coming to the Mac with 10.15 appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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The first 'Division 2’ eight-person raid is...

Developer Massive Entertainment and publisher Ubisoft had planned to release a major update for The Division 2 next week, bringing with it the game's first eight-person raid, called Operation Dark Hours. However, Massive wants a little more time to f...

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Samsung's Galaxy S10 camera gets a dedicated...

Samsung has started rolling out a new feature for the Galaxy S10 camera called "Night" mode, according to SamMobile. It looks like a replacement for the original "Bright Night" feature that activated automatically (and only automatically) to let you...

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Will Smith Visits Apple Campus Ahead of Earth Day

Will Smith, his wife Jada Smith, and son Jaden Smith visited Apple Park to discuss the environment ahead of Earth Day.

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15 months of fresh hell inside Facebook


Earlier that month Facebook had unveiled a major change to its News Feed rankings to favor what the company called “meaningful social interactions.” News Feed is the core of Facebook—the central stream through which flow baby pictures, press reports, New Age koans, and Russian-­made memes showing Satan endorsing Hillary Clinton. The changes would favor interactions between friends, which meant, among other things, that they would disfavor stories published by media companies.


Davos provided a first chance for many media executives to confront Facebook’s leaders about these changes. And so, one by one, testy publishers and editors trudged down Davos Platz to Facebook’s headquarters throughout the week, ice cleats attached to their boots, seeking clarity. Facebook had become a capricious, godlike force in the lives of news organizations; it fed them about a third of their referral traffic while devouring a greater and greater share of the advertising...

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Apple hires ex-Lionsgate executive Danielle DePalma...

Apple is continuing to flesh out the management for its original video efforts, by installing former Lionsgate EVP Danielle DePalma as a Senior Film and TV Series Marketing executive to promote Apple TV+ and other content available from from the company.

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News round-up: Foxconn says it’s still committed to...

Since Steve and I can’t cover everything, at the end of each week day, we’ll offer this wrap-up of news items you should check out.

Taiwan’s Foxconn, an Apple manufacturer, says it remains committed to its contract to build a display plant and tech research facilities in Wisconsin, days after the U.S. state’s governor said he wanted to renegotiate the deal.

According to a Thursday tweet from Apple CEO Tim Cook, Will Smith, his wife Jada Smith, and his son Jaden Smith visited Apple Park to discuss the environment and Jaden's Just Water company. It’s a water company that sells ethically sourced spring water in paper-based bottles with sugarcane caps, all of which is more environmentally friendly than a plastic bottle.


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BlackBerry Messenger is shutting down in May

BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) for consumers is shutting down for good on May 31st. When Indonesia-based media conglomerate Emtek took over its development in 2016, it redesigned the app with modern features in hopes that it can better compete with more...

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Apple Pay is Coming to Switzerland’s Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse, the second largest bank in Switzerland, recently announced that Apple Pay is coming for its customers.

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Apple hires former Lionsgate exec for its video...

Danielle DePalma, who was previously the executive vice president of Worldwide Digital Marketing & Research at Lionsgate, has joined Apple as a senior executive on the tech giant’s video marketing team, reports Deadline.

The article adds that she’ll shepherd film and TV series marketing and report to Sony TV alum Chris Van Amburg, Apple’s head of Video Marketing. DePalma was a Lionsgate veteran who spent about a decade at the company before leaving in January. DePalma, who was named to The Hollywood Reporter's Next Gen list in 2010, earned a reputation for building forward-thinking web campaigns for Lionsgate projects like Saw and Kick-Ass

Apple announced its Apple TV+ streaming service on March 25. It’s...

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FTC's Facebook investigation could focus on...

Facebook's privacy troubles just keep on coming, one after another -- just recently, it revealed that Instagram stored millions of passwords in plain text. In an effort to force the social network to be more conscious of its data privacy practices, f...

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Amazon Launches Free Music Tier Via Alexa

Alexa owners can now access some Amazon Music playlists and stations via the voice assistant, with the launch of a new free tier.

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Charge up to six devices simultaneously with...

One of the most popular categories of accessories in the Apple World Today Deals Shop is chargers, and we’ve featured a lot of wireless chargers lately. Today we have something different — a charging hub that has standard USB ports, a Type-C power delivery port, and even a wireless charging pad. The ChargeHub X5 Elite can charge up to five devices through those regular ports and one more device by simply laying it on top of the charging pad. Your cost for this amazing power hub? Only $59.99.

Is that great or what? Regardless of what you need to charge, you’ll always have enough ports available to keep your iPhone, iPad, MacBook and other electronics powered...

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Qualcomm and Apple settle, Samsung folds, Facebook...

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor close the books on the Qualcomm suit, Samsung has problems with a folding phone, and Facebook steals contacts from 1.5M people.

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NASA Globe Observer is a Citizen Science Tool

NASA GLOBE Observer invites you to make observations about the Earth around you. Observations you collect and submit with this app are used by scientists to validate, interpret, and understand satellite data collected by NASA from space.  The current version includes two capabilities. GLOBE Clouds allows observers to make regular observations of the Earth’s cloud cover and compare it to NASA satellite observations. GLOBE Mosquito Habitat Mapper allows users to locate mosquito habitats, observe and identify mosquito larvae, and reduce the potential threat of mosquito borne disease. Recently NASA added a new addition: Globe Trees. App Store: Free

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BlackBerry's marginally upgraded, red-accented...

The BlackBerry KEY2 Red Edition lands in the US today with double the storage out of the box (128GB). More of a stop-gap than a sequel, the handset also packs Hub+ software improvements and refreshed versions of the BlackBerry Hub and BlackBerry Cale...

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Foxconn Sticking to Wisconsin Plans Despite Governor...

Foxconn said remained committed to its planned factory in Wisconsin, despite recent criticism from the state’s Governor.

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Princeton IoT Inspector lets you see what your smart...

Smart home devices are potentially one of the bigger security threats since there is no easy way to check what they are up to on your network. That’s a problem Princeton University has set out to solve, with the Princeton IoT Inspector.

It works on HomeKit and non-HomeKit devices alike …


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Princeton IoT Inspector lets you see what your smart...

Smart home devices are potentially one of the bigger security threats since there is no easy way to check what they are up to on your network. That’s a problem Princeton University has set out to solve, with the Princeton IoT Inspector.

It works on HomeKit and non-HomeKit devices alike …


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Apple supplier Foxconn says it remains committed to...

Foxconn has responded to recent criticisms of its missed deadlines in Wisconsin, and says that it is in the state for the long haul and will eventually hit its targets.

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Facebook AI turns real people into controllable game...

Facebook's AI Research team has created an AI called Vid2Play that can extract playable characters from videos of real people, creating a much higher-tech version of '80s full-motion video (FMV) games like Night Trap. The neural networks can analyze...

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When iTunes says to “restore your iPhone,” do you...

You have a perfectly functioning iPhone and you plug it via USB to a Mac. When you switch to iTunes, you see the message:

iTunes cannot read the contents of the iPhone “phone name”. Go to the Summary tab in iPhone preferences and click Restore to restore this iPhone to factory settings.

Depending on how recent your last iTunes or iCloud backup of your device is, this might be a little panic inducing. Do you really need to restore your phone?

It’s unlikely. I and others have routinely experienced a bug in which this message appears even when our iPhones (and iPads) are perfectly fine. The solution is extremely simple: quit iTunes and relaunch it. If that transient bug is what you’re experiencing, iTunes now properly recognizes your iOS device.

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Google Home speaker users offered ad-supported...

Google is giving owners of its Google Home smart speaker range free access to YouTube Music, with the ad-supported music streaming service arriving at the same time as Amazon's free variant launched for the Echo device range, in a bid to keep users from subscribing to Apple Music or Spotify.

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Netflix experiments with a random play button

Sometimes you just don't want to think. Who cares if it makes no narrative sense, let's just watch a random episode of your favorite show. For some Netflix users, they can throw caution to the wind. As spotted by Android Police, the streaming service...

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Foxconn insists still committed to 13,000 Wisconsin...

Foxconn has insisted that it remains committed to creating 13,000 Wisconsin jobs, even though the state’s new governor said yesterday that the deal ‘is no longer in play’ and needs to be renegotiated …


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WatchOS 6 wishlist: 6 features to take Apple Watch...

The Apple Watch is the most popular watch in the world, and the most popular fitness tracker, and the most popular wearable. It’s bigger now than the iPod ever was, and growing steadily.

As great as the Apple Watch already is, there are obvious avenues for improvement. Some of the things we all want, like multi-day battery life, will surely require new hardware. But many of our desires could be fulfilled in a new version of watchOS. As Apple gears up to talk about the new features of watchOS at this year’s WWDC in June, here are some of the features I hope watchOS 6 brings to the table.


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Here are all the receivers and speakers that are...

AirPlay 2 is a small but important addition to Apple's audio world, allowing sound on multiple devices simultaneously. Here's a list of the compatible speakers and receivers promised so far, and where available, the dates AirPlay 2 support is expected. Updated on April 19 with announcements by Bose.

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Rumor: Apple Watch could gain additional...

Your nifty Apple Watch could be used to perform authentication tasks on your Mac come macOS 10.15.

A current rumor has it that the next-gen operating system will expand the usage of the wearable to both authenticate users for tasks beyond unlocking the Mac without a password.

Since the introduction of macOS Sierra, the Apple Watch had the ability to unlock a Mac when it is work by the user and positioned nearby to the device. As a worn piece of biometric security, it was able to be used as a security token and to automatically unlock the Mac, saving users from authenticating manually each time. 

As of now, the Apple Watch can authenticate Apple Pay transactions on a Mac, and can be used in lieu of Touch ID authentication on some MacBook notebooks.

It’s thought that for macOS 10.15, the Apple Watch could perform an even wider array of tasks. While the sources behind this story didn’t identify what these new tasks might be, it’s said that the device could...

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Facebook confirms millions of Instagram users’...

And the hits just keep on coming for Facebook.

As of March, Facebook announced that millions of its users’ passwords had been stored on company servers with no encryption. The company also stated that “tens of thousands” of Instagram passwords were also stored in the same unencrypted format.

This number has now proven to amount to million of Instagram passwords that had been stored in a readable format.

Per the company’s blog post on the issue:

Update on April 18, 2019 at 7AM PT: Since this post was published, we discovered additional logs of Instagram passwords being stored in a readable format. We now estimate that this issue impacted millions of Instagram users. We will be notifying these users as we did the others. Our investigation has determined that these stored passwords were not internally abused or improperly accessed.

The unencrypted, plain text passwords had been accessible to thousands of Facebook employees. Although...

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Primephonic app review: The unrivaled classical...

Primephonic's mobile app for iOS and Android delivers the best parts of its classical music service to smart devices—with one glaring omission.

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Mysa Smart Thermostat review: Rendering electric...

A beautifull smart thermostat for baseboard, radiant, and fan-forced convector heaters.

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Three ways Apple’s own Marzipan apps can benefit...

As the Nobel Prize laureate once sang, “The times, they are a-changin’.”

2019 is a big year for Apple, and at the forefront of the questions circling around the company is the future of macOS. Last year’s demonstration of “Marzipan” technology—letting iOS apps run on the Mac with little alteration—shook the foundations of what many people considered a Mac app.

Long time Mac users are, understandably, nervous about what this could imply for the future of their chosen platform. Will apps get “dumbed down” and features lost? Will developers eschew Mac-specific programs for the ease of deploying one app everywhere? As Mac users, we’re used to feeling dour and grim about what...

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Google will block embedded browser log-ins to fight...

Embedded browsers within apps can be useful if you want to use an existing account from another service -- say, your Gmail log-in -- to access their features. However, they're also really easy to weaponize for man-in-the-middle types of phishing atta...

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Instagram test visualizes hiding 'Like'...

Everyone has their own opinion about what specifically is wrong with social media, but the currency of likes is a commonly-cited issue. The latest grab bag of Instagram test features dug up by Jane Manchun Wong includes a version that doesn't let the...

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How to change your Facebook password on iPhone

Want to know how to quickly change your Facebook password on iPhone? Read on below for how to do it in three easy steps.


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Thursday April 18

Uber's self-driving unit gets its own CEO and a...

As Uber finally closes in on its IPO, its self-driving car unit is getting a big cash infusion and some independence. The company announced tonight that Toyota, Denso and Softbank are investing a total of $1 billion in its Advanced Technologies Group...

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Best Prep Materials to Pass Microsoft 70-764 Exam...

What sets Microsoft apart from other vendors is something most IT professionals know and are thankful for in their careers. Microsoft gives the kind of validation needed in manifesting every candidate’s skills and knowledge. Name a vendor as multifaceted and valuable as Microsoft and you will find only a few. In Microsoft, either you have

The post Best Prep Materials to Pass Microsoft 70-764 Exam and Get MCSA SQL 2016 Database Administration Certification appeared first on iLounge.

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Bose rolling out AirPlay 2 support to three of its...

Bose this week quietly announced that it has released AirPlay 2 functionality to its line of smart speakers. This includes its Home Speaker 500 and two different Soundbar models, while SoundTouch speakers are still playing the waiting game.


The post Bose rolling out AirPlay 2 support to three of its smart speakers and sound bars appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Ransomware interrupted a 'The Weather Channel...

On Thursday morning, from 6AM to 7:39AM, viewers weren't able to learn any useful weather information from The Weather Channel. The TV network had to show a taped program instead of airing its morning show AMHQ, because it suffered a security breach...

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How Can Image Optimization Increase Your Website...

Google keeps on transforming not only their text search, but the image search on the internet also keeps changing. In this article, you will get to know every detail related to the optimization of your pictures for Google to gain a high amount of traffic for your website. Before anything else, I want you to

The post How Can Image Optimization Increase Your Website Traffic? appeared first on iLounge.

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Apple hosts Will, Jaden & Jada Smith at Apple...

As part of its environmental press barrage on Thursday, Apple hosted a talk at Apple Park featuring actors/musicians Will, Jada, and Jaden Smith.

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Apple holds environment-focused event at Apple Park...

Apple held an event at its Apple Park headquarters today with Will Smith, Jaden Smith, and Jada Pinkett Smith. The conversation was moderated by Apple’s VP of environment, policy, and social initiatives.


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Original 'Burnout Paradise' servers shut...

All good things must come to an end, and that includes multiplayer support for the original Burnout Paradise. Emails sent to players and a tweet from Criterion confirm that the game's servers -- which have been in operation since it launched in 2008...

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Study compares Apple’s Siri, Google Assistant, and...

A One Hour Translation (OHT) study was conducted to see how good Apple’s Siri, Google Assistant, and Amazon’s Alexa are at translating some of the most popular phrases of all times.

OHT, the world’s largest online translation service, used 60 sentences from movies and famous people ranging from The Godfather and Wizard of Oz to Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, U.S. presidents Franklin Delano Roosevelt and John...

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New Apple retail head Deirdre O'Brien joins...

In a rare move for an Apple executive, new retail head Deirdre O'Brien has joined Instagram, inaugurating her account with a handful of photos from a worldwide business tour.

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BlackBerry Messenger shutting down next month, new...

BlackBerry announced today that it will officially shut down the consumer version of BlackBerry Messenger next month. The company, however, is developing a new messaging app for iOS users to take its place.  more…

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Daisy, Apple’s recycling robot, working harder than...

Apple has announced a major expansion of its recycling programs, quadrupling the number of locations U.S. customers can send their iPhone to be disassembled by Daisy, its recycling robot. 

Daisy will disassemble and recycle select used iPhones returned to Best Buy stores throughout the U.S. and KPN retailers in the Netherlands. Customers can also turn in their eligible devices to be recycled at any Apple Store or through as part of the Apple Trade In program.

Apple has received nearly one million devices through Apple programs and each Daisy can disassemble 1.2 million devices per year. In 2018, the company refurbished more than 7.8 million Apple devices and helped divert more than 48,000 metric tons of electronic waste from landfills. 

“Advanced recycling must become an important part of the electronics supply chain, and Apple is pioneering a new path to help push...

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Alexa owners can listen to Amazon Music for free --...

Rumors started circulating last week that Amazon was exploring a free, ad-supported tier of its streaming music service. Turns out there was something to those rumblings. Today, the commerce giant announced that Alexa device owners in the US will be...

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Deirdre O’Brien joins Instagram to share photos from...

Twitter has long been the social network of choice for Apple executives to post updates on, but newly appointed SVP of Retail + People Deirdre O’Brien has chosen Instagram to share photos of retail updates.


The post Deirdre O’Brien joins Instagram to share photos from global Apple Store tour appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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The Internet’s 768K Day Approaches. What is THAT?

ZDNet writes:

The term 768k Day comes from the original mother of all internet outages known as 512k Day.

512k Day happened on August 12, 2014, when hundreds of ISPs from all over the world went down, causing billions of dollars in damages due to lost trade and fees, from a lack of internet connectivity or packet loss

This time we’re much better prepared. However,

There will certainly be some network operators and corporate end-user organizations who will be caught unaware and will experience problems…

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Microsoft is making VR better for those with vision...

Virtual reality can be a rush to the senses, but not if you have vision problems. Microsoft researchers are trying to solve that problem via a tool kit for Unity VR developers to help players with low vision. Since vision problems vary by individual,...

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Instagram considering change that would hide the...

Instagram is seemingly considering a major shift in functionality. According to code found within the Instagram app, the company has considered hiding the number of likes a post gets. Instead, the interface focuses on who liked the image.


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The Samsung Galaxy Fold are Breaking

Samsung released its first folding smartphone and people went crazy over that amazing innovation. After all, it was the first android cellphone without the risk of getting your screen panel cracked. Unfortunately, things didn’t work as Samsung planned. Most of the people who purchased the Samsung Galaxy Fold are now complaining about their phones getting

The post The Samsung Galaxy Fold are Breaking appeared first on iLounge.

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Sinji Fitness Tracker: $22

We have a deal on the Sinji fitness tracker, a device that lets you track activities, monitor sleep, and stay connected—on a budget. It features an IP67 dust and waterproof rating, and includes a heart rate monitor, pedometer, distance walked tracking, and a sleep monitor. It’s $22 through our deal.

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Apple Revises Its Display Specs For 2018 MacBook Air

Previously, Apple’s MacBook Air 2018 had display brightness up to 300 nits. But, Apple has just revised the specs of the 2018 MacBook Air. According to the specs, you’ll be able to increase the display brightness up to 400 nits. On 25th of March, Apple released the macOS 10.14.4 software update for the MacBook Air

The post Apple Revises Its Display Specs For 2018 MacBook Air appeared first on iLounge.

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Amazon & Google mend fences, bring YouTube back...

Amazon and Google on Thursday announced plans to bury a long-standing feud, the main consequence being the return of YouTube to Amazon's Fire TV platform.

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Samsung updates Galaxy Buds with Bixby voice controls

Thanks to a recent firmware update, Samsung's Galaxy Buds now work with the company's Bixby voice assistant. In addition to having hands-free control of music and audio, users can now use voice controls to request a battery status update, change to a...

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Review: Clayton and Crume handmade leather watch...

Clayton and Crume craft some amazing leather goods, and now they have turned their talents to their new line of Apple Watch bands.

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Facebook passwords for hundreds of millions of users...

Facebook is the Samsung of social media. They just can’t stop shooting themselves in the feet. Unlike Samsung, their screw ups can create a lot more damage.

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'Overwatch' travels to Havana for its...

Overwatch's Storm Rising brawl kicked off this week in a new locale: Havana. As with last year's edition of the Archives event, which saw the debut of Rialto, Blizzard is bringing its gorgeous take on the Cuban capital to the standard modes. It's the...

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TestFlight for iOS adds Search integration and other...

Apple today has updated its TestFlight beta testing application to version 2.2.1. While not a major update, the new version does include some nice enhancements for developers and beta users. Here is everything that’s new in today’s update.


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Amazon offers ad-supported music service to Echo...

Amazon is attempting to attract customers in the United States yet to sign up for Amazon Prime or Amazon Music Unlimited to use its music streaming service instead of using Apple Music or Spotify, by providing access to a selection of tracks on its Echo range or other Alexa-enabled devices.

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Cyberattack Forces The Weather Channel Off Air

This morning The Weather Channel was knocked off the air after a malicious software attack, and federal law enforcement are investigating.

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Netflix will invest up to $100 million in a NYC...

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According to a famous research analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is going to upgrade all three of its iPhones in 2019, which includes the iPhone 11. Apple is expected to add a 12-megapixel front camera on its upcoming iPhones this year. Apple is also expected to add triple-lens rear cameras, one will be a 12MP telephoto

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Billions of email addresses and other bits of data have been revealed in security breaches this year alone. There’s nothing you can do about what’s already out there, but read on for advice on preventing future problems.

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