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Tuesday August 13

Coastal-inspired tropical Apple Aventura is now open

Apple has launched a grand re-opening of the Apple Aventura store outside Miami, punctuated by an all-new design set in a new location. The coastal-themed Apple Store borrows from Miami…

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Longtime Apple health researcher leaves for Gates...

Dr. Andrew Trister, a pioneer in the Apple Health team has left Apple to begin a new role in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr. Trister signed up on…

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Parallels Desktop 15 for macOS Catalina makes the...

PC virtualization software maker Parallels on Tuesday released the newest version of its eponymous software, adding faster performance through Metal support for the first time, as well as Keychain integration.

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How to download and install iCloud for Windows

Do you have a Windows laptop or desktop that you’d like to sync up with iCloud? Read along for how to get access to iCloud Photos, Mail, Contacts, Calendars, iCloud Drive, and Safari bookmarks on your Windows machine.


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Monday August 12

Lowest prices: High-end MacBook Air for $1,299;...

B&H Photo has slashed prices on Apple's 2018 MacBook Air and 2nd Generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro exclusively for AppleInsider readers. Save $300 to $500 on the high-end devices, which are equipped with additional storage over standard models. Plus take advantage of special financing offers or save on tax.

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Apple sued for storing iCloud data on third-party...

A class-action lawsuit lodged with a California court on Monday accuses Apple of false advertising, claiming the company banked on its name by telling consumers iCloud data is "stored by Apple" when, in fact, the information is in some cases siloed on servers run by Amazon, Google and Microsoft.

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Losing your iPhone makes paying off Apple Card a...

Apple Card, like any service that lives solely on iPhone, becomes a major inconvenience when a device is lost or stolen, with users in some cases forced to contact customer service to perform essential tasks like paying off their balance.

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Apple Card: How to track and manage Daily Cash...

While Apple Card might not be the most lucrative card in terms of rewards, where it shines is ease of use – especially when it comes to cashback. Here’s how to track, manage, and spend Apple Card cashback.


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If you lose your iPhone, you can’t pay your Apple...


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“The Morning Show” official teaser trailer

Apple is rolling out more teases for the upcoming Apple TV + streaming service.

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Google Pixel owners can claim up to $500 in class...

Google's settlement over faulty Pixel microphones has largely cleared the gauntlet, and it's now time to make a claim -- though how much you'll get depends on how well you qualify. The tech giant is offering up to $20 to any US resident who bought a...

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Senators want to know why Amazon Choice recommends...

Amazon has never revealed how products receive its iconic black "Amazon's Choice" label, which gets them top billing on the ecommerce platform. US senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) sent a letter today to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos...

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'Minecraft' wont get that huge graphics...

Minecraft's big Super Duper Graphics Pack is no more after two years of delays. Mojang has cancelled the visual overhaul after deciding that it was "too technically demanding" to implement. The developers "aren't happy" with the upgrade's performan...

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Google explains how its Search deindexing bug...

Back in April, the Internet saw just how beholden it is to one company when a Google Search bug led to websites not showing up on the search engine. In the aftermath of the event, which according to one estimate affected as many as four percent of th...

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WordPress owner Automattic to purchase Tumblr from...

Automattic, parent company of popular online publishing platform WordPress, has agreed to purchase microblogging service Tumblr from current owner Verizon for an undisclosed sum, it was reported on Monday.

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Porsche’s Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid makes a quick SUV...

The Porsche Cayenne Hybrid is an outstanding SUV. It's quick, agile and sort of tricks you into thinking you're driving a smaller vehicle. But Porsche being Porsche the automaker wasn't happy to leave the vehicle be. So they introduced the Cayenne Tu...

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'Storm Area 51' event creator is working...

Facebook may have shut down the "Storm Area 51" event that racked up more than two million followers, but the spirit of the meme is going to live on in the form of a festival. Matty Roberts, the creator of the original event, announced that he teamed...

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NetNewsWire 5.0 RSS reader launches in public beta...

If you’ve used the Mac for a while, you’ve likely heard the name NetNewsWire. It’s a powerful and open source RSS reader for macOS, and it’s being completely relaunched with an array of useful features.


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Courant Catch:2 integrates 5 Qi coils for better...

Courant on Monday released a new dual-device wireless charger that bakes in five Qi charging coils for a better wireless charging experience. AppleInsider goes hands-on to see how it performs.

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Facebook may have scrapped talks to buy Houseparty...

The Federal Trade Commission is investigating Facebook yet again, and it's said to be delving into possible antitrust practices. Critics suggest its purchases of Instagram and WhatsApp were carried out, in part, to stave off potential competitive thr...

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Verizon will sell Tumblr to the owner of WordPress

The rumors of Verizon selling Tumblr turned out to have merit. Verizon (Engadget's parent company) is selling the social network to Automattic, the company behind the blogging tool WordPress. It's not disclosing the size of the deal, but Automattic...

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WordPress owner Automattic to acquire Tumblr for ‘...

Verizon announced today that it has sold blogging platform Tumblr to Automattic, the company behind WordPress. The Wall Street Journal says the transaction is valued at a “nominal amount,” despite Tumblr having once been sold acquired by Yahoo for $1.1 billion.


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Sony debuts massive 9-inch CarPlay + Android Auto...

Despite CarPlay and Android Auto becoming quite popular in newer vehicles, there are many of us that don’t plan on buying a new car anytime soon. Thankfully many companies have stepped up to the plate to deliver aftermarket solutions to consumers. Today’s release is far from Sony’s first attempt to bring aftermarket support for CarPlay and Android Auto to legacy vehicles, but it is however the biggest Sony CarPlay receiver has released to date. more…

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How to see and import your Aperture photos in macOS...

You won't be able to launch Aperture after macOS Catalina arrives, so you need to take steps now. If you don't, though, we've still got you covered with how to rescue those images after upgrading.

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Back to school: The apps you need to relax, create...

Please enjoy this guide to the best creative and productivity apps for students, just one part of our larger 2019 back-to-school guide. In addition to top picks in 11 categories -- everything from laptops to smartphones to gaming and dorm gear -- we...

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Best VPN services: Reviews and buying advice

Surfing the web through a virtual private network (VPN) can keep your identity and data safe and secure online. We show you what to look for in a VPN and help you pick the best one for your needs.

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Navigation apps still lack railroad safety info the...

Your phone's GPS app can alert you when you approach a speed trap or accident -- but will remain silent if you come upon a dangerous railroad crossing. Politico reported that Google, Apple and Microsoft have yet to add information on US railroad cros...

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Android users can log into some Google services...

In its ongoing quest to rid the world of passwords, Google is introducing a new feature that allows Android owners to use their phone's fingerprint sensor or PIN lock code, instead of a password, to log into one of the company's web services. Notably...

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Review: Symfonisk AirPlay 2 speaker review - HomePod...

The Symfonisk lamp is what comes out the other end when Ikea mixes its design and function with Sonos's audio capabilities and experience. It's a smart Wi-Fi connected speaker that is hidden within a modern-looking lamp.

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TP-Link won't be supporting HomeKit in its...

TP-Link will not be updating their popular Kasa Smart Plug Mini to support Apple's HomeKit, according to the product's FAQ page. The networking brand had previously announced support for Apple's smart home framework at CES back in January, with plans...

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Zagg Folio for iPad mini 5 adds long-lasting...

Accessory producer Zagg has launched a new case for the fifth-generation iPad mini, with the Zagg Folio providing protection as well as a lightweight keyboard turning Apple's compact tablet into a very small but highly capable notebook.

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Venmo can instantly transfer money to your bank...

Venmo's instant transfers are no longer limited to sending money to debit cards. The PayPal-owned service now permits transferring money immediately to linked bank accounts. It still incurs the same 1 percent fee with a minimum 25-cent transfer cos...

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Is AMD's RDNA graphics technology ready to...

Welcome to the latest episode of Upscaled, our explainer show where we look at the components that make our tech faster. In this episode, we're taking a close look at AMD's RDNA graphics architecture. AMD's previous architecture, GCN, powered the...

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FCC approves another $137 million to expand rural...

The Federal Communications Commission has approved another $121 million in funding to bring broadband access to rural homes and businesses. It's the fourth round of support following last year's Connect America Fund Phase II reverse auction. The fund...

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BBC to pull all radio services from TuneIn UK

The BBC is becoming pickier about how its many listeners access its award-winning radio programs. TuneIn announced that the British broadcaster was pulling its domestic streams from its service, effective August 30th. The change will only impact UK l...

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CES 2019 Reviews: iPhone/MacBook Battery, Mac...

Roaming CES reporter Jeff Porten reviews three products he picked up at 2019’s CES: a battery that can charge an iPhone or MacBook, an audio equalizer app for the Mac, and a cheaper alternative to Apple’s AirPods.

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Buy the Best Lightning to USB Adapter for iOS 13

If you’re looking forward to USB drive and mouse support for your iPhone and iPad in Apple’s upcoming iOS 13, make sure you get the right Lightning adapter. You want the bigger one.

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Sony's new receiver makes it easy to install a...

Just in time to take advantage of significant Android Auto updates and upcoming CarPlay enhancements in iOS 13, Sony has announced an updated version of its XAV-AX5000 in-car receiver. In a change from its predecessor, the XAV-AX8000 allows drivers t...

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Review: Need a lot of power and an AC outlet? The...

The Renogy Phoenix 100 Mini Power Station and matching black cat. Photo ©2019, Steven Sande

Apple World Today readers have probably had their fill of reviews of battery packs. There are battery cases, external battery packs, USB-C battery packs, and just about every other external power source you can imagine. But what if you need an AC outlet when you’re out in the woods? Today we’re going to look at the Renogy Phoenix 100 Mini Power Station (US$159.99), a battery pack that leaves most of its competitors in the dust.


Batteries aren’t lightweight, so you can imagine that a 27,000mAh capacity power station like this weighs a bit more than the usual external battery pack. At 17.8 ounces (705g), the Renogy Phoenix 100 isn’t lightweight. It’s also a bit larger - 2.7 x 2.7 x 6.1 inches (6.9 x 6.9 x 15.4 cm), so you’re...

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9to5Mac Daily: August 12, 2019 – iPhone 11 Pro,...

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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Zagg launches iPad mini 5 keyboard folio case with...

Zagg has unveiled its latest keyboard case for iPad mini 5 that offers full device protection, backlit keys (7 colors), 180-degree viewing angles, up to two-year battery life, and more.


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Waking your TV with a smart speaker? It could be...

If you’re using a smart speaker to turn on your TV via voice commands, you might unwittingly be doubling the overall power usage of your TV set.

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Nike rolls out a subscription service for kids’...

Whether for streaming, productivity software, health-tracking apps, clothing or deliveries, companies are increasingly adopting a subscription model to keep customers hooked and bring in revenue. The latest to join the fray is Nike, which on Monday u...

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Apple releases trailer for ‘The Morning Show’

Apple has released a trailer for The Morning Show, its upcoming drama about a morning news show starring Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Anniston, and Steve Carell.

It’s been described as "an inside look at the lives of the people who help America wake up in the morning, exploring the unique challenges faced by the women and men who carry out this daily televised ritual.

The Morning Show will be the 36th scripted series for AppleTV+, Apple’s upcoming streaming subscription service that’s due this fall. Pricing hasn’t been announced.

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iPhone SE is just $90 today, plus deals on LG...
Apple's 'The Morning Show' teaser...

Apple is finally ready to offer a peek at its TV+ tentpole series The Morning Show... if only a brief one. The tech giant has released a teaser trailer that doesn't reveal any actual scenes, but makes it patently clear that there will be a lot of te...

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Apple TV+ original shows, series, and movies: Apple...

Apple is said to be spending a couple billion dollars over 2018 and 2019 on the development of exclusive original programming. That’s a lot of TV! It’s nothing compared to the $12 billion Netflix spent on content in 2018, but it’s still a very big investment.

What can you get for a couple billion dollars? Apple hopes to attract some of the best talent in TV and film production, including huge stars and directors, and to lock down the television and movie rights to best-selling books. Though the company has only given us a glimpse at a handful of shows, the Hollywood trade press has uncovered many more through its reporting on deals from casting agents and production companies.

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Scientists create gut gel 'band-aid' made...

If you get a cut on your skin, you stick a band-aid on it. But what if you get a wound in your gut? When doctors treat injuries to the intestines, they can't use patches or bandages because these materials don't stick to the slippery intestinal walls...

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DEVONthink 3.0 Public Beta 6

Sixth public beta with another round of extensive improvements and fixes for the information management app. ($99/$149/$499 new, free update, 90.5 MB)

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1Password 7.3.2

Maintenance release focused on improving the password manager's stability. ($64.99 new, free update, 51.3 MB)

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ChronoSync 4.9.4

Maintenance release for the synchronization and backup app with a smattering of bug fixes and improvements. ($49.99 new, free update, 66.8 MB)

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How to keep your MacBook Pro battery healthy for...

The battery in your new MacBook Pro or MacBook Air has a finite life, but with a few steps you can maximize how long it is before you have to replace them -- and how many hours of use you get each day.

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TP-Link cancels HomeKit plans for the most promising...

One of the more interesting announcements to come out of this year’s CES wasn’t a new product at all, it was an upcoming update to an old one. Budget device maker TP-Link announced that it would be updating its popular Wi-Fi Plug Mini with HomeKit support so it could be controlled by Siri.

However, after the “early 2019” deadline came and went, TP-Link has now announced that it won’t actually be supporting HomeKit after all. In a support document uncovered by an eagle-eyed Reddit user, TP has broken the news to anyone who was waiting for the update to arrive:

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BusyCal 3.6.9

Adds the capability to display an attached graphic on all days of a multi-day event in Day view. ($49.99 new, free update, 22.2 MB)

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Apple MacBook Pros drop to as low as $999 in today...

Shoppers on the hunt for the best deal on Apple's MacBook Pro can pick up a 2017 MacBook Pro for just $999 or a 2018 model for $1,499 while supplies last. Meanwhile, 15-inch MacBook Pros are also on sale, with prices as low as $1,999.

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The best laptops for back-to-school season

Please enjoy this guide to the best laptops for students, just one part of our larger 2019 back-to-school series. In addition to top picks in 11 categories -- everything from laptops to smartphones to gaming and dorm gear -- we went big on tips and b...

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Netflix’s 'The Crown' returns November 17th

After almost two years since the last installment dropped, Netflix has revealed a release date for season three of The Crown: November 17th. It will chart the Royal Family's history between 1964 and 1977, and touch on events such as the Beatles' asce...

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Creating electricity from a bog in a bomb crater

They might not deliver as much electricity as solar panels and windmills, but Geobacter have an extra talent. The microorganisms can purify water by consuming waste, then excrete electrons we can harvest as energy. To show that in action, Artist Tere...

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∞ Susan Kare Macintosh commercial

[VIDEO] Susan Kare is the designer behind the original Mac icons and fonts. Her work is foundational, incredibly influential. But few people outside Apple have heard her speak.

The video embedded in the main Loop post was posted on Andy Hertzfeld’s amazing YouTube channel. Feels like time travel to me, a real moment in time.

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Ditto tvOS Receiver app enables simultaneous...

Wireless presentation software developer, Squirrels, is out today with a new application for Apple TV to offer enhanced screen mirroring from almost any device. The Ditto tvOS Receiver app allows mirroring of up to four devices at a time from iOS, macOS, Chrome OS, Windows, and Android.


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These legit-looking iPhone Lightning cables will...

Joseph Cox, Motherboard:

I plugged the Apple lightning cable into my iPod and connected it to my Mac, just as I normally would. My iPod started charging, iTunes detected the device, and my iPod produced the pop-up asking if I wanted to trust this computer. All expected behaviour.

But this cable was hiding a secret. A short while later, a hacker remotely opened a terminal on my Mac’s screen, letting them run commands on my computer as they saw fit. This is because this wasn’t a regular cable. Instead, it had been modified to include an implant; extra components placed inside the cable letting the hacker remotely connect to the computer.

This was more fruit from the annual DefCon hacking conference, proof of concept that is worth keeping in mind.

Me? I avoid using unknown USB bricks, lightning or USB-C cables. I suspect I might be overly paranoid, but easy enough to just throw an extra charger in my bag when I travel so I never have to take that chance....

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Twitter test notifies you of replies to interesting...

Twitter has a solution for anyone who's ever wanted to follow a juicy conversation without constantly refreshing their apps. The social site is testing notifications on Android and iOS for replies to a given tweet, ensuring that you won't miss a mom...

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Samsung spamming Galaxy phones with multiple Note 10...

Android Police:

That’s right, Samsung is once again spamming Galaxy phones with advertisements, this time for the Note10.

This time around, push notifications advertising the Note10 are being sent out by at least three pre-installed applications — Samsung Pay, Bixby, and the Samsung Push Service. Bixby wants you to ask it about the Note10, Samsung Pay is offering points when you look at the phone’s product page, and Samsung Push Service just gives you a banner ad with no indication of where it came from. I received the Bixby ad on my international Galaxy S10e, but I haven’t personally seen the others.

Does Apple push unasked-for ads like this? I can’t ever recall getting an ad of any kind from Siri.

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TP-Link retracts promise to bring HomeKit support to...

At CES in January, TP-Link announced plans to add HomeKit support to its popular Kasa Smart Plug Mini sometime in “early” 2019. Unfortunately, however, it now appears that TP-Link has dropped those plans completely.


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WSJ Apple Card review: The credit card of the future...

David Pierce, Wall Street Journal:

The Apple Card makes quite an impression. The white titanium slab contains no numbers or expiration date—only your name, an Apple logo and the chip. Whip it out of your wallet and it clatters onto a table with a delightful “tink” sound. James Bond might be a Black Card guy, but Q would definitely use an Apple Card.


The card isn’t the point, though. The Apple Card is mostly a digital being, a combination of expense-tracker and bill-payer in an app on your phone. It’s also something of an ad for Apple Pay, the company’s tech for paying with iPhone, your Apple Watch or your Apple ID.


If you have the Apple Card, you get 2% back on purchases you make using Apple Pay—3% when you use the card to buy apps, movies and devices from Apple.


The most surprising thing about my testing was discovering how many places accept the tap-to-pay Apple Pay features. Apple says 65% of all U.S. retail...

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Apple teases 'The Morning Show' arriving...

Apple has started to tease 'The Morning Show,' a drama starring Jeniffer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carell for its upcoming AppleTV+ service starting this fall, hinting at the behind-the-scenes tensions of a fictional television show.

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Apple shares sneak peek trailer for ‘The Morning...

Apple today shared a minute-long trailer for its upcoming Apple TV+ drama ‘The Morning Show’.

Apple TV+ is Apple’s original content video subscription service, first previewed at the March event, and is set to launch this fall. Watch the new trailer after the jump…


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Hands-on with the premium CATCH:2 aluminum and...

Since Apple debuted wireless charging support in its iPhones back in 2017, the market for wireless chargers has quickly become crowded. However, options for premium wireless chargers are more limited. Ahead of the launch of Courant’s CATCH:2 today, we’ve been able to spend some time with the slick aluminum and Italian leather-clad dual wireless charger.


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Steve Jobs and the bicycle analogy

Fascinating deep dive into Steve Jobs’ beloved bicycle analogy.

Here’s the quote:

“When we invented the personal computer, we created a new kind of bicycle…a new man-machine partnership…a new generation of entrepreneurs.” —Steve Jobs, c. 1980

After you read Steven Sinofsky’s excellent post, take a few minutes to read Steve Jobs’ original essay that started this whole thing off.

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Samsung's midrange phones helped its market...

Samsung might have good reason for suggesting that midrange phones could help it escape its profit slump. Canalys estimated that Samsung was thriving in Europe in the second quarter of 2019 thanks partly to its midrange phones, surging to 40.6 perce...

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Feature Request: A Telegram-style ‘silent message’...

Telegram this weekend added a ‘silent message’ option to the latest version of its app. I thought this was a really handy feature and is something I’d like to see Apple add to Messages.

There are three main scenarios where the audible alert you get with incoming Messages may be unwelcome, and the iPhone currently offers solutions for only two of them…


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Say cheese: Ransomware-ing a DSLR camera

Eyal Itkin, Checkpoint:

Our research shows how an attacker in close proximity (WiFi), or an attacker who already hijacked our PC (USB), can also propagate to and infect our beloved cameras with malware. Imagine how would you respond if attackers inject ransomware into both your computer and the camera, causing them to hold all of your pictures hostage unless you pay ransom.

I can’t imagine this ever being worth the time for a hacker, but just another example of why we can’t have nice things. And the questionable value of adding the internet to everything.

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How to uninstall iOS 13 beta

In this article, we at iLounge will guide you on how to uninstall iOS 13 beta. So recently, I upgraded my iPhone 7 to Apple’s new iOS 13 beta. Since…

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Apple remains third largest smartphone vendor in...

Apple remained the third largest smartphone vender in Europe in the second quarter (Q2) of 2019 with 14.1% market share, though iPhone sales dropped 17% to 6.4 units, according to Canalys.

The research group says that, during the quarter, Samsung “rocketed” to over 40% market share in Europe, its highest for five years, as it shipped 18.3 million smartphones. Huawei came in second with 18.8% market share on sales of 8.5 units, though its unit sales were down 16% year-over-year.

Xiaomi placed fourth with 9.6% market share. The China-based company saw sales grow by 48% year-over-year.

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Apple’s iPad has 29% of the global tablet market

The global tablet market declined 7% year-on-year in the second quarter (Q2) of 2019, according to Strategy Analytics. Apple’s iPad still dominates the global tablet market with 29% market share, thought growth was down 7% year-over-year.

Strategy Analytics says shipments dripped to 10.7 million units in Q2 2019. The new iPad Air and iPad mini devices pushed average selling prices (ASPs) higher alongside continued strong demand for iPad Pro, boosting ASPs to $469 this quarter from $410 in Q2 2018.

“This move higher up the price tiers boosts Apple profits but it negatively impacts total shipments compared to previous quarters,” says Eric Smith of Strategy Analytics. “Ultimately, Apple is using iPad Pro to cannibalize the PC market, so the number of boxes they ship probably aren’t as important as the product mix.”

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Hands-on: Adobe Fresco is the most realistic tool...

There’s no shortage of iPad creativity apps on the market today, but Adobe wants to prove there’s room for at least one more. Adobe Fresco is a new tool for iPad illustrators promising a truly organic drawing and painting experience that accelerates workflows across multiple devices. I’ve been testing the app to see how natural it feels and how it compares to other tools, including Adobe’s own existing apps.


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Get Luminar 3 and Learn How To Use It Like A Pro

When I shoot photos with my Canon mirrorless camera that look great, but just need a little tweaking to become AWESOME, I use Luminar 3. Skylum’s amazing app has changed the way that professional and amateur photographers edit their photos, and today you can get Luminar 3 for Mac and Windows as well as access to Richard Harrington’s “Deep Dive to Luminar 3” online course — all for just $49.

  • Make dozens of adjustments using a single slider

  • Easily browse & sort through images in Luminar 3's library

  • Use Accent AI to...

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Huge growth in Apple’s wearables mean they will...

Dramatic growth in Apple’s wearables means that the product category — mostly comprising the Apple Watch and AirPods — will overtake both iPad and Mac by the end of next year, says a new analysis.

While the market is focused on growth in the Cupertino company’s Services revenue, it has largely missed the story when it comes to wearables, claims an analyst…


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Apple loses ground to Samsung in European smartphone...

Apple shipped 1.3 million fewer iPhones to Europe in the second quarter, analysis of the smartphone market has revealed, a fall of 17% year-on-year, meanwhile Android-based rivals Xiaomi and Samsung are seeing considerable shipment growth over the same period.

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How to “click accept on the account page” with apps...

Woe to those who receive cryptic messages on their Macs. “Click accept on the account page to update this app” is one of them. Which apps? Which account page? AIEEEE! (Picture Cathy here with frizzy hair, tongue sticking out.)

Turns out that this is an easy problem to resolve, and it comes from a place of corporate generosity. Apple makes a number of apps free to macOS users, some of which were paid at one point. This typically affects iMovie, Garageband, Keynote, Numbers, and Pages.

MacOS still registers and downloads those apps via the Mac App Store, and ownership can apparently get muddled even if don’t recall using multiple Apple IDs or copying the apps across computers. It can also occur if you Mac is serviced and the drive remains in place but the motherboard is swapped.


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Catcher in the Rye ebook will finally be available...

A Catcher in the Rye ebook, along with electronic versions of three other JD Salinger books, will be available for the very first time after the author’s son changed his stance on electronic publishing.

Two reasons were said to have influenced the man responsible for guarding his father’s legacy …


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Best smart lock for a keyless home

Keys are yesterday’s tech, your smart home needs a smart door lock.

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iPhone market share in Europe drops 17% as Samsung...

The iPhone’s market share in Europe fell 17% year-on-year in Q2 according to today’s Canalys data. Apple did, however, hold its third-place position, behind Samsung and Huawei and ahead of Xiaomi and HMD Global.

The market intelligence company says that iPhone European shipments fell from 7.7M in Q2 2018 to 6.4M in the same quarter this year …


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The current stirrings from the rumor mill have Apple debuting new iPad Pro and iPad variants in October, both of them moving from single-lens cameras to multi-sensor arrays.

Per an anonymous Chinese supply chain source, it was stated that Apple’s next-gen iPad could feature a triple-lens camera array, while a 10.2-inch entry-level iPad might benefit from a dual-sensor solution similar to iPhone XS. 

Both models are rumored to launch in October. 

The rumor also stated that diagrams of related accessories are currently “floating around,” albeit the official Apple products and/or third-party add-ons are unknown.

Adopting multi-sensor rear-facing cameras in two new iPads would be an unprecedented move for Apple, as the company has yet to migrate dual-lens shooters to its tablet line despite first integrating the technology in 2016’s iPhone 7 Plus. The setup, which incorporates a wide-angle and “telephoto” lens, was later used in 2017’s iPhone 8 Plus and...

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TP-Link cancels HomeKit plan for Kasa smart plug mini

Following previous pledges to support HomeKit in its Kasa range, TP-Link has now revealed that its popular accessory will not be updated to work with Apple's system.

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TP-Link cancels HomeKit plan for Kasa smart plug mini

Following previous pledges to support HomeKit in its Kasa range, TP-Link has now revealed that its popular accessory will not be updated to work with Apple's system.

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Apple releases updated USB-C Digital AV Multiport...

This should come in handy.

Apple has released an updated version of its USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter. The new version adds an HDMI 2.0 port to connect your Mac or iPad Pro to an external display. The previous incarnation feature an HDMI 1.4b port.

The adapter features a USB port to connect peripherals with, as well as a USB-C port for power.

Users can use 3840 x 2160 at 60Hz resolutions on the following:

iPad Pro 11-inch, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd Generation), MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017 and later), iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017 and later), iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, 2017 and later), and iMac Pro (2018)

Users can also use 1080p at 60Hz or UHD (3840 x 2160) at 30Hz on the following:

MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016 and later), MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016), iMac (non-Retina, 21.5‑inch, 2017), and Mac mini (2018)

To get these resolutions and refresh rates requires you to have macOS 10.14.6 or later, or iOS 12.4 or later.


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Hulu with Live TV review: The abundant streaming...

Hulu's live TV service still has a few notable drawbacks, but the value is hard to beat.

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How to add multiple accounts to Apple TV

We may not yet have support for multiple accounts on the iPad, but by gosh, we’ll have it on the Apple TV once tvOS 13 drops. The new feature lets you easily switch between two or more Apple IDs on Apple’s set-top box, which means it’ll be easier to keep your recommendations from getting muddled with the viewing histories of family members and friends who share the device.

Yet, it’s like not multiple accounts on the Mac. Every app you’ve downloaded stays in place when you switch between profiles, and you usually won’t see any differences in the account management of apps like Netflix. (Fortunately, Netflix comes with its own support for multiple accounts.)

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Philo review: A valuable alternative to the average...

By cutting out broadcast and sports networks, the Philo streaming TV service provides cord-cutters lots of channels for not a lot of money.

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Is Sling TV better than Hulu, or should cord-cutters subscribe to PlayStation Vue? Or YouTube TV? We compare all the TV streaming services, and several rise to the top.

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FuboTV is the best sports streaming bundle for soccer fans and ESPN haters.

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Apple Maps now include Louisiana, Southern...

In 2018, Apple announced that they’ll be rebuilding Apple Maps with first-party data. Though the design and feel of the app are similar, using the zoom and pan feature reveals…

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How to delete your Twitter account on iPhone

Are you ready to part ways with Twitter? Read along for how to delete your Twitter account from iPhone, iPad, and the web.


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Tesla in Moscow crashes into tow truck while on...

Another Tesla crash might serve as a reminder that Autopilot isn't flawless. Driver Alexi Tretyakov reported that his EV (said to be a Model 3) crashed into a parked tow truck on Moscow's Ring Road while Autopilot was active. The owner said the Aug...

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Review: The BenQ EL2870U monitor is an inexpensive...

Thunderbolt displays are great and incredibly flexible, but are generally overkill for users just looking for 4K. Ostensibly aimed at gamers, the BenQ EL2870U 4K display is an affordable 4K display with good video connectivity options.

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Logic Pros: Organize your workflow with the Logic...

If you’ve ever wondered how the Logic Plug-in Link system works, you’re in the right place. This is something we briefly touched on in the understanding plug-ins section of our Logic Pro X 101 series, but today it’s time to link it all the way up. This easily overlooked feature — designed to accomodate customized workflows and to help organize that collage of plug-in windows currently burying your musical masterpiece — has been staring you right in the face this entire time. more…

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