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Thursday October 10

14:20
Watch ESPN's first native 4K game Saturday --...

By now we've seen Ultra HD TV broadcasts of sports and other content, but for the first time ESPN is getting into the game. The network just confirmed that Saturday night's college football matchup between Florida and LSU will be the first one it eve...

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14:05
Apple releases new teaser trailer for Apple TV+ show...




Oscar Award-winning filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron has signed an overall deal to provide Apple with content for its Apple TV+ streaming video service, according to a report on Thursday.

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13:54
How to share Notes app folders on iPhone, iPad, and...

A lesser-known but very useful feature included with iOS 13, iPadOS 13, and macOS Catalina is improved sharing in the Notes app. Follow along for how to share Notes app folders on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

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13:41
Tim Cook defends Apple’s decision to remove Hong...

Less than a day after Apple sparked controversy by removing a Hong Kong protest app, CEO Tim Cook has defended the decision. Apple removed the HKmap.live app after China Daily -- owned by the Communist Party of China -- criticized the company for lis...

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13:37
Apple inks multi-year ‘overall’ deal with Alfonso...

Apple has signed an overall television deal with Alfonso Cuarón, renowned film director, screenwriter, and producer, according to a Variety report. An overall deal means Apple can automatically acquire the rights to anything Cuarón develops over the length of the contract.

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13:34
Tim Cook defends choice to pull Hong Kong police...




A memo has surfaced, showing that Tim Cook supports Apple's choice to remove the controversial police monitoring app, HKMap Live, from the App Store.

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13:01
Mac shipments grow slightly, but Apple's PC...




Apple's market share in the global PC market shrunk slightly in the third quarter of 2019 compared with last year, according to Canalys, despite the company seeing a year-on-year increase in Mac and MacBook shipments.

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13:00
Toyota’s 2021 RAV4 hybrid gets a plug

Thanks to the highly popular Prius, Toyota helped make the hybrid a viable alternative to gas-only vehicles. A few years ago, it added a plug-in version, the Prius Prime to compete with the likes of the Chevy Volt. Now it's adding that option to the...

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13:00
Toyota’s hydrogen fuel-cell Mirai gets a new,...

Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles have a tough time out there in the real world. They have all the ecological advantages of an EV and the refueling speed of a gasoline vehicle. But there's that whole infrastructure issue. Without places to refuel, the...

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12:45
Tidal is offering a hefty discount for first...

Like other music streaming services, Tidal was already offering military and student discounts. Now it's launching a "Community Heroes" discount for first responders. In the US, they'll receive 40 percent off the premium and HiFi plans. That makes th...

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12:40
Tim Cook says decision to ban Hong Kong protest app...

In a new memo to employees obtained by Bloomberg, Apple CEO Tim Cook is defending Apple’s decision to remove the HKmap.live app from the App Store. Cook says the decision was based on “credible information” from the Hong Kong Cybersecurity and Technology Crime Bureau and users in Hong Kong.

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12:38
Apple now has 7.6% of the global personal computer...

The Mac saw year-over-year sales increase 1.5% from quarter three of 2018 to quarter three of 2019, according to Canalys. The research group says Apple now has 7.6% of the worldwide market for desktops and laptops (tablets such as the iPad aren’t included in the estimates).

“PC shipments in the United States in Q3 benefitted from tail-end back-to-school season demand and front loading of shipments into the channel ahead of expected disruption from tariffs in the crucial holiday spending period from November to January,” writes Canalys. “Shipments were up 3.0% year-on-year, with Apple and HP growing faster than the market average. HP continued to see a healthy sell-in of Chromebooks, with shipments over the million mark.”

The research group says that the global PC (as in “personal computer,” not just Windows systems) grew 4.7% in the third quarter of 2019 to 70.9 million units. The top...

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12:30
Wirecutter's best deals: Save $25 on an Amazon...

This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read Wirecutter's continuously updated list of deals here.

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12:20
Writer/director Alfonso Cuarón strikes deal with...

Alfonso Cuarón — writer and director of such films as Roma and Gravity — has signed an overall deal with Apple. Under the terms of the multiple-year pact, he’ll create and develop new television projects exclusively for the upcoming Apple TV+ streaming service, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Photo courtesy of “The New York Times.”

Cuarón will also maintain his non-exclusive deal with Anonymous Content and will partner with them on select projects while also continuing to produce other projects with different collaborators.

Cuarón's long-time producing partner Gabriela Rodriguez will oversee day-to-day operations at Cuarón's London-based company, Esperanto Filmoj.

The deal could be considered a big win for Apple — especially after Cuarón delivered a hit for Netflix...

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12:20
A worldwide material shortage is delaying cassette...

Just when cassette tapes appeared to be making a comeback, a worldwide shortage of gamma ferric oxide has slowed production. National Audio Company (NAC), the largest cassette tape manufacturer in the US, sent a letter to its customers explaining tha...

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12:10
Canon’s cute-but-tough Ivy Rec camera hits stores...

After a jaunt through the crowdfunding circuit earlier in the year, Canon's clip-on Ivy Rec camera is making its way to retailers. Starting later this month, you'll be able to buy the cute camera for $129.99 in four different colors: blue, green, pin...

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12:06
Roundup: Hands on with the best cases for iPhone 11...




Apple customers picking up the latest iPhone models usually want to protect their purchases as much as possible. We've put together a list of dozens of iPhone 11 Pro cases that offer protection and a wide variety of extra features that you may want to acquire for your new smartphone.

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12:02
Mac shipments see increase in Q3, global market...

Apple will officially release last quarter’s earnings results at the end of this month but analytics firm Canalys is out today with data on PC shipments for Q3. While the entire market saw shipment growth, Apple’s Mac lineup also saw a YoY gain, keeping its market share steady just under 8% of worldwide shipments.

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12:01
Ubisoft is planning animated shows based on ‘Watch...

Ubisoft is no stranger to TV and movies. Its media division, Ubisoft Motion Pictures, has created four seasons of Rabbids Invasion thus far, and produced the mediocre adaptation of Assassin's Creed. That's not to mention films like Uwe Boll's Far Cry...

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11:49
Apple approves, then bans, Hong Kong app after...

Enlarge / Hong Kong protestors in August 2019. (credit: Lewis Tse Pui Lung)

Apple has yanked an app called HKmap.live from its app store just days after approving it. The app used crowdsourcing to track the location of protestors and police officers in real time. The app's anonymous author says it's intended to help people in Hong Kong stay safe by avoiding potentially dangerous areas.

Apple's latest move came after China's official state-run newspaper, the People's Daily, criticized the app for aiding anti-government protestors—labeled "rioters" by the...

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11:48
iOS 13.2 beta gives you more control over Siri...

Apple is acting on its promise to offer more Siri privacy controls in the wake of reports that quality control contractors were listening to sensitive info. The second beta of iOS 13.2 adds options to not only opt out of sharing Siri and Dictation a...

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11:30
NHL updates its website and apps to deliver more...

ESPN+ may be Disney's powerhouse in the world of sports streaming, but options for sport-specific services are growing as well. Hockey enthusiasts can watch games and get info on their favorite teams and players through the NHL site and app, both of...

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11:25
Siri quality assurance opt-in option & record...




Apple has started to ask users if they wish to take part in the Siri quality assurance program in the latest beta for iOS 13.2, a change in policy following criticism about the iPhone maker using contractors to listen to a selection of Siri audio recordings.

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11:01
Amazon Music now streams tunes to your Apple TV

Spotify isn't the only large music service to launch on Apple TV this week. Amazon Music is now available on Apple's media box in 13 countries, including the US, UK, Canada and Australia. Pair the app through your browser and you can listen to Prime...

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10:54
Amazon Music now available on Apple TV and Apple TV...




Subscribers of Amazon Music are now able to use the music streaming service on the Apple TV and Apple TV 4K, in a move mirroring how Apple Music is available for listening through the retailer's Fire TV set-top box range.

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10:50
Yamaha's latest EV concepts include two city...

Yamaha clearly wants to make a name for itself in electric two-wheelers. It's coming to the Tokyo Motorshow on October 24th with four brand new EV concepts, three of which are built for intercity jaunts. The centerpieces are the E01 (pictured at l...

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10:42
Logic Pro X 10.4.7

Maintenance release with a focus on accessibility issues. ($199.99 new, free update, 1.5 GB)

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10:34
What’s new in iOS 13.2 beta 2? New emoji, Siri...

The second developer beta of iOS 13.2 is now available. In addition to features like Deep Fusion and Announce Messages with Siri, the second developer beta has more in store. Here’s our full roundup of what’s new.

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10:28
Audio Hijack 3.6

Adds compatibility with macOS 10.15 Catalina and improves the tracking and handling of physical input and output devices. ($49 new, free update, 14.1 MB)

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10:26
Google Maps is getting more detailed spoken walking...

Google is rolling out a Maps update that adds more in-depth spoken walking directions, with the aim of helping vision-impaired people navigate with more ease. The detailed voice guidance feature will inform users when to turn and tell them when they'...

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10:17
Maine Mall Apple Store expanding to new location on...

Apple’s easternmost store in the United States is moving to a new and expanded space. On October 12 at 10:00 a.m., South Portland, Maine’s Apple Maine Mall will relocate to the former Abercrombie & Fitch location near the mall’s center.

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10:15
The OnePlus 7T Pro is a speedier take on a familiar...

As it's done over the past several years, OnePlus is updating its flagship smartphone partway through the year to add a more powerful processor to the phone. The new OnePlus 7T Pro features Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 855 Plus mobile chip. Announced...

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10:08
Amazon Music now available on Apple TV

Image via Amazon

Amazon announced today that the new Amazon Music app is available for Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD units that are running tvOS 12.0 or later.

Download the Amazon Music app from the Apple TV App Store and you’ll get access to stream millions of songs, thousands of playlists, and a wide variety of stations. Amazon also has global playlists available, including Pop Culture (songs from the current pop music world) and Rap Rotation (hip-hop).

For those who have been using Amazon Music in the past and who load the new app onto an Apple TV, you’ll now be able to browse and search for music from your favorite artists, access any music you’ve purchased or imported into your “My Music” library, and even follow along with scrolling lyrics on your TV screen.

Karolina Jonathsing, director of business development for Amazon Music, said “We believe that listeners should be able to stream music simply and...

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10:05
Amazon Music now works with Apple TV, joining...

Apple users who happen to subscribe to a music streaming service other than Apple Music are having a good week. Just after Spotify gained Siri support and released its Apple TV app, Amazon Music is now available for Apple TV.

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10:03
Apple releases second betas of iOS 13.2, iPadOS 13.2...




Apple is now on its second set for this round of betas, with new second builds of iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2 available for testing by developers along with the second tvOS 13.2 beta and watchOS 6.1's third beta.

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09:56
Apple releasing second developer beta of iOS 13.2...

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

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09:51
Fantastical 2.5.11

Adds support for Reminders and Voice Control in macOS 10.15 Catalina. ($49.99 new, free update, 16.2 MB)

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09:50
Apple releases Apple TV+ 'Truth Be Told'...




Apple has released the trailer to their new true-crime drama "Truth Be Told" to the Apple TV+ YouTube channel.

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09:47
GarageBand 10.3.3

Brings a smattering of improvements to the music creation and audio editor app. (Free, 1 GB)

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09:46
Corsair updates its Void Elite and HS headsets with...

Corsair has just announced updated versions of its Void Elite series of headsets. The entire lineup features new 50mm neodymium drivers, with an expanded frequency range of 20Hz to 30kHz. Corsair also claims it "completely redesigned" the series' omn...

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09:31
Have an iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro? Check out these...

If you’re one of the many Apple fans who has updated to the iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro, you already know what an excellent new smartphone it is. Have you protected your new phone yet? We have three new cases from iPM that not only look great, but add protection and functionality to your phone. The best thing? Since your wallet is probably empty from buying the new phone, all of these cases are on sale for $12.99.

iPM PU Leather Wallet Case for iPhone 11 with Kickstand - $12.99

Brand new for 2019, this iPM Leather Protective Wallet Case will protect your iPhone 11 and more! Made of PU leather...

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09:23
Dyson ends its electric car project

Dyson is shutting down its electric car project. The company said while its automotive team had created a "fantastic" EV, the car was not "commercially viable." It will continue to work on the solid-state battery tech it developed for the EV, however...

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09:19
iPhone 11 Pro Max cruises past Samsung Galaxy Note...

While the camera system upgrades for the iPhone 11 lineup may get the most attention for this year’s changes, the battery life for the lineup has also been considerably improved. In a new video, YouTuber PhoneBuff has put the iPhone 11 Pro Max up against Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10+ in a battery life test.

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09:12
9to5Mac Happy Hour 246: macOS Catalina impressions,...

Benjamin has new info on Apple TV PIP, Zac has more experience with QuickTake on iPhone 11, watchOS 6.1 beta helps Apple Watch Series 5 battery, macOS Catalina lands, and Ming-Chi Kuo has new iPhone SE 2 predictions.

9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneInGoogle Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

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09:11
9to5Mac Daily: October 10, 2019 – Apple in China,...

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.

Sponsored by Day One: Download the award-winning journal app Day One for iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

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08:55
Official Apple Watch bands on sale from $22, plus...

Amazon is offering discounts on official Apple Watch bands from $22, while iPhone SE gets a 1-day discount to $85 at Woot. You can also save $199 off iPad Pro in today’s 9to5Toys Lunch Break. More below.

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08:41
Amazon is watching and reviewing Cloud Cam security...




Amazon has been hit by claims it is infringing on the privacy of its customers with its smart home security cameras, with a new report alleging Amazon workers are being given a glimpse into the homes of Cloud Cam users, under the guise of training the retailer's artificial intelligence systems.

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07:48
∞ Amazing take: Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Child, played on...

[VIDEO] Graceful and effortless, a brilliant take on a classic. Video embedded in main Loop post.

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07:42
∞ [VIDEO] Hands on with macOS Catalina

[VIDEO] Jeff Benjamin walks you through all the big changes that come with macOS Catalina. Excellent work.

If you’re impatient, the content starts at :57 in. And if you don’t care about Catalyst, jump to 2:40 and start right off with Sidecar. Video embedded in main Loop post.

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07:38
iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11 Pro Max have strong showing...




DxOMark has opened up a new suite of audio tests for smartphones, and unsurprisingly, all the recent iPhones tested did quite well.

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07:30
Tidal offers discounted pricing to first responders...

In honor of National First Responder’s Day later this month, streaming music service Tidal is announcing 40% off for both its premium and HiFi plans for firefighters, police officers, and EMT/EMS in the US.

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07:24
Take Apple’s macOS Catalina tour, even from your...

Follow the headline link to take Apple’s official Catalina tour. You’ll likely want to click or tap one of the arrows at some point, just to switch the tour to manual. Makes it much easier to follow. But worth stepping through.

I love that this works fine on your iOS device, or on an older version of macOS. Gives you a chance to learn, without committing to the install. Be sure to click the + when it appears on a page to learn more.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:22
Adobe refreshes Creative Cloud macOS app with...




Adobe is changing the way its Creative Cloud apps are presented to subscribers of the service, with a refreshed macOS app rolling out to users with better integration with a user's libraries and improvements to how to presents tutorials and other assets.

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06:49
DxOMark audio testing begins, finds iPhone 11 Pro...

DxOMark audio testing has today been added to the company’s services. The company has so far made a name for itself as the go-to source for in-depth, objective tests of smartphone cameras, and now it hopes to achieve the same reputation in testing smartphone speakers and microphones.

DxOMark audio testing kicked off with five smartphones…

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06:38
Pixelmator Pro adds rich support for Sidecar in...

The Pixelmator team is today releasing its macOS Catalina update for its premiere image editing suite, Pixelmator Pro. Beyond simple compatibility fixes, version 1.5 includes full support for the Sidecar extended-desktop feature, SF Symbols import, and more.

Pixelmator Pro is also now ready to take advantage of the power of the new Mac Pro and enables new RAW workflows designed with the Pro Display XDR in mind. There’s also a new machine-learning powered denoise adjustment and performance improvements across the board.

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The post Pixelmator Pro adds rich support for Sidecar in macOS Catalina, the new Mac Pro, and adds a new Denoise tool appeared first on...

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06:29
macOS Catalina: Hands-on with the top new features...

This week marked the launch of the final pillar of Apple’s big operating system refresh for 2019. Of course, I’m referring to macOS 10.15 Catalina, the sequel to last year’s release to macOS Mojave.

macOS Catalina is a big new update for Mac users, bringing forth many new end-user conveniences to the table, along with new technologies that allow developers to bring their iPad apps to the Mac. Needless to say, macOS Catalina is chock full of new changes and features, so be sure to watch our hands-on video walkthrough, and subscribe to 9to5Mac on YouTube for many new upcoming Mac-related videos....

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06:14
Apple's 'PhoenixCE' diagnostic...




An Apple customer who bought a Certified Refurbished MacBook Pro claims to have discovered the presence of diagnostic tools on the notebook, applications used to check the MacBook is fully functional but are meant to be removed before being sold.

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06:10
Opinion: Apple’s relationship with China is turning...

Apple’s relationship with China has never been an easy one. Indeed, I wrote a piece a couple of years ago arguing that the company was in a no-win position in the country.

Apple’s only option of taking the moral high ground would be to pull out of the country altogether – as Google did for a time, after refusing to allow its search results to be censored by the government.

But Apple is in a very different position today than was Google in 2010. While Google had big ambitions within the country, it was not dependent on the market. Apple very much is. Not just because China is the largest smartphone market in the world – and as important to Apple as the whole of Europe – but because it is the iPhone maker...

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06:10
Opinion: Apple’s relationship with China is turning...

Apple’s relationship with China has never been an easy one. Indeed, I wrote a piece a couple of years ago arguing that the company was in a no-win position in the country.

Apple’s only option of taking the moral high ground would be to pull out of the country altogether – as Google did for a time, after refusing to allow its search results to be censored by the government.

But Apple is in a very different position today than was Google in 2010. While Google had big ambitions within the country, it was not dependent on the market. Apple very much is. Not just because China is the largest smartphone market in the world – and as important to Apple as the whole of Europe – but because it is the iPhone maker...

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06:09
Apple looks into finger-mounted devices with...

Apple has filed for a patent (number 20190310706) for “electronic finger devices with charging and storage systems.” Apparently, such gadgets could be used with the rumored “Apple Glasses,” an augmented reality, head-mounted display that Apple is almost certainly working on. The finger devices could also be used with Macs, iPads, iPhones, Apple Watches, and AirPods.

In the patent filing, the tech giant says electronic devices such as computers can be controlled using computer mice and other input accessories. In virtual reality systems, force-feedback gloves can be used to control virtual objects. Cellular telephones may have touch screen displays and vibrators that are used to create haptic feedback in response to touch input. 

Apple’s proposed solution: finger devices that can be worn on any or all of a user's fingers. They could be to used to supply input to a desktop computer, tablet, smartphone, smartwatch, ear buds, or other accessory...

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06:00
Pixelmator Pro v1.5 adds support for Catalina,...




Pixelmator Pro's new update brings along full support for macOS Catalina including Sidecar, and enhanced features for those using the forthcoming Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR.

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06:00
Adobe redesigns Creative Cloud Mac app with...

Starting today, Adobe is rolling out a new version of its Creative Cloud desktop app for macOS and Windows with an updated design and totally new organization. Adobe hopes the new app will be a more intuitive way to launch and update apps and access your Creative Cloud files.

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The post Adobe redesigns Creative Cloud Mac app with streamlined interface and access to Libraries appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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05:54
Apple patent filing involves in-vehicle camera for...

Let the Apple Car rumors roll on. Apple has filed for a patent (number 20190313063) for a “method and system for providing at least one image captured by a scene camera of a vehicle.”

In the patent filing, Apple says such a system could be used to record an event happening around a police vehicle. It could also encourage safe driving by recording images of the surface of the road and part of the vehicle. And in the event of an accident the recorded images can be used as proof of safe driving. 

In less important scenarios, such a car-mounted camera could snap a picture of a person wearing an item of clothing that piques the driver or occupant of a car. I guess it could also be used by “stalkers,” but, hey, no tech is perfect.

Here’s a summary of the invention: “The present disclosure relates to a method of providing at least one image of at least one real object captured by at least one scene camera of a plurality of scene...

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05:00
Apple product rumors for 2020, macOS Catalina is...

2020 could be a very interesting year for Apple and its users. The next major update to the Mac operating system is finally here. Plus, your hot takes! That and more are all in this episode of the Macworld Podcast.

This is episode 671 with Jason Cross, Leif Johnson, and Roman Loyola.

Giveaway: Win a brand-new iPhone 11 Pro Max and a copy of AnyTrans

Macworld has teamed up with AnyTrans—the iPhone manager that helps users transfer, manage, and back up their iPhone content from one place—to give away a free 64GB space gray iPhone 11 Pro Max to one lucky Macworld reader, along with a lifetime license of AnyTrans.

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05:00
UAG’s Monarch cases offer serious protection for new...

UAG’s $59.95 Monarch for the new iPhones — available in crimson, black,  and “carbon fiber” — is an ultra protective case. It boasts five layers of protection that include an armor frame (feels like plastic), leather, a polycarbonate shear plate, allow metal hardware,  and impact resistant rubber. 

It’s surprisingly light considering that it meets 2X Military drop-test standards. Even with this durability, it’s Apple Pay and wireless charging compatible and still provides easy access to all ports and buttons. Plus, the camera cutout is big enough that it doesn’t get in the way of the flash.

Another feature of the Monarch that I really like is the texture, which makes my iPhone 11 Pro Max less likely to slip from my hand. All these features come at a price, however. The Monarch is slightly thicker and heavier than the typical case.

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04:59
Strong 2020 ahead for Apple with iPhone 11 possibly...




Apple's 2020 fiscal year should be more positive than some investors anticipate, Cowen suggests, with the iPhone 11 refresh assisted by a potential launch of a second-generation iPhone SE early in the cycle to help increase hardware revenues.

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04:45
Apple Has No Backbone

Apple, a company that loves to talk about its values, has this week demonstrated that when it comes to China -- one of its biggest markets and where most of its iPhones and other products are assembled taking full benefit of low-cost labors -- even the Steve Jobs-founded company lacks a backbone. The company has bowed down to Chinese pressure and pulled an app from the Chinese App Store that helped pro-democracy protesters track cops to ensure their safety. Apple, a company with nearing $1 trillion in market cap, said the app "violates our guidelines and local laws."

The company has also pulled news app Quartz, which has been extensively covering the protests in Hong Kong, from the app store. The explanation from Apple, the company which has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to plaster every mall on the face of this earth in recent weeks to tell us that its new iPhone models have an ultra-wide lens? Crickets. On the Chinese App Store, Apple also does not offer The New...

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04:10
Apple again bans Hong Kong protest app after threats...

Apple has made a second U-turn on a Hong Kong protest app. The company initially banned it from the App Store, then changed its mind and allowed it, and has now reversed course again, banning it once more.

We yesterday reported that Apple has also removed the Quartz news app, which has been reporting extensively on the protests. Quartz says Apple took this action at the request of the government.

Both moves follow...

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04:00
How to take advantage of the photo-editing tools in...

The Photos app for macOS has improved substantially since its introduction, especially in the variety and sophistication of its image editing tools. On the iPhone and iPad, Photos lagged considerably. But with iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, Apple offers a distinct catch up with its image editing tools, even exceeding the Mac version in a couple regards.

Let’s look at what’s new and how to best use these new tools to crop, revise, and enhance images after capturing pictures.

What’s new in Photos editing

Apple changed and expanded the controls available while editing, while also improve the way in which each control is accessed and modified.

To read this article in full, please click here

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03:26
Apple again pulls police monitoring app from Hong...




In an ongoing saga, Apple has again pulled the law enforcement-monitoring HKMap Live app from the Hong Kong app store, and it appears that it is gone for good this time.

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03:15
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo offers guidance towards Time of...

The predictions are in and Apple’s 2020 product group, according to noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, looks impressive.

The company is expected to launch a new iPad Pro with a rear-facing 3D Time of Flight camera in the first quarter of 2020.

This marks the first time that a time-of-flight camera had been suggested for an upcoming iPad Pro.

A time-of-flight camera system measures the time that it takes for a laser or LED to bounce off of objects in a room, providing an accurate 3D map of the surroundings. A rear time-of-flight camera would also bolster photo quality and offer new and improved AR applications. 

Kuo has predicted that two of the iPhone models slated for release in 2020 will feature 3D sensing rear camera setups with time-of-flight camera lenses.

The analyst continues to predict an upcoming 16-inch MacBook Pro, the notebook being expected to feature scissor keyboard mechanism as opposed to a butterfly mechanism.

Kuo has...

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03:00
Microsoft Xbox wireless controller now available on...

This is unexpected, but it’s still nifty.

Apple recently began selling Microsoft’s Xbox wireless controller on its online store.

The controller retails for $59.95, and arrives with two AA batteries. The unit is supported on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.

You’ll need to be running iOS 13, iPadOS 13, tvOS 13, or later to use it with your Mac or device.

The controller also offers a built-in 3.5mm stereo headset jack that can be used to connect any available headset.

If you have a chance to snag this and try it out, please let us know about your experience in the comments.

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iPhone touch gestures and commands—no Home button,...

During the first decade of the iPhone’s existence, the Home button was a reliable constant. Then, with the iPhone X, it suddenly disappeared, and since then, all the new iPhones (the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone 11, and iPhone 11 Pro) have featured edge-to-edge displays with no Home button. 

What’s more, the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro don’t have 3D Touch. So Apple has adapted iOS to make it easier to use without a Home button or pressure-sensitive touches. Here’s a quick guide to all the new gestures and button combinations you’ll need to use a modern iPhone with iOS 13.

Return Home: Let’s start with the most basic of Home button features: returning to the home screen. Just swipe up from the bottom of the screen. Easy!

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Apple Watch Series 3 Gets Another Price Markdown

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Oprah explains why she picked Apple to be the home...

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Apple acquisition reverses fortune of Shazam




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itwbennett shares a report from CSO: iTerm2 users: It's time to upgrade. A security audit sponsored by the Mozilla Open Source Support Program uncovered a critical remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability in the popular open-source terminal app for macOS. ITerm2 is an open-source alternative to the built-in macOS Terminal app, which allows users to interact with the command-line shell. Terminal apps are commonly used by system administrators, developers and IT staff in general, including security teams, for a variety of tasks and day-to-day operations.

The iTerm2 app is a popular choice on macOS because it has features and allows customizations that the built-in Terminal doesn't, which is why the Mozilla Open Source Support Program (MOSS) decided to sponsor a code audit for it. The MOSS was created in the wake of the critical and wide-impact Heartbleed vulnerability in OpenSSL with the goal of sponsoring security audits for widely used open-source technologies. The flaw,...

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Apple surprisingly revived its Texas Hold’em game for iOS back in July with new characters, improved graphics, and more. Now, the game has been updated to version 2.1 with support for the iPad.

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Apple is now offering a disaster relief program for the Apple Card, which halts interest and delays one payment to those who apply.

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Apple acquisition helped Shazam turn a profit,...

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Apple Arcade continues to expand with upcoming ‘...

Crossy Road is a popular mobile game that was launched in 2014 for iOS and Android devices. The game was even featured at an Apple special event in 2015 as part of Apple TV demos.

Hipster Whale, the company behind the game, today announced a new franchise title, Crossy Road Castle, which will be available exclusively at Apple Arcade. The announcement was made through a video posted on YouTube.

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An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Apple's decision to greenlight an app called HKmaps, which is being used by pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong to crowdsource information about street closures and police presence, is attracting the ire of the Chinese government. An article in Chinese state mouthpiece, China Daily, attacks the iPhone maker for reversing an earlier decision not to allow the app to be listed on the iOS App Store -- claiming the app is "allowing the rioters in Hong Kong to go on violent acts." HKmaps uses emoji to denote live police and protest activity around Hong Kong, as reported by users.

The app's developer denies the map enables illegal activity, saying its function is "for info" purposes only -- to allow residents to move freely around the city by being able to avoid protest flash-points. But the Chinese government is branding it "toxic." "Business is business, and politics is politics. Nobody wants to drag Apple into the lingering...

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23andMe's VIP service includes a one-on-one...

How does a DNA testing service like 23andMe convince you to shell out more when the base results are the same? By rolling out the red carpet, it seems. The company has introduced a $499 VIP Health + Ancestry Service that includes two Health + Ances...

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How to share your location on iPhone and more with...

iOS 13, iPadOS 13, and macOS all include the revamped Find My app that combines Apple’s previous Find My iPhone and Find My Friends apps. Here’s how to share your location with friends and family on iPhone, iPad, and Mac with the Find My app.

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Apple has removed Quartz from the Chinese App Store at the behest of the Chinese government, shortly after reinstating the previously removed protest app HKMap Live.

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