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Apple supplier Broadcom suggests a delayed iPhone launch this year

There’s no official word about any iPhone delay yet, but Bloomberg reports that Broadcom CEO Hock Tan’s comments on a quarterly earnings call lend credence to their earlier rumor that the new device will launch a few weeks later than usual. New mains…
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‘Sign in with Apple’ flaw let attackers take over accounts

‘Sign in with Apple’ is potentially more private than other login options, but it apparently included a serious security flaw. Researcher Bhavuk Jain recently received a $ 100,000 bug bounty for discovering (via Hacker News) a flaw in the sign-in serv…
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Apple will reportedly team up with Martin Scorsese on a $180 million movie

After teaming up with Netflix last year for The Irishman, director Martin Scorsese’s next major flick will reportedly have backing from Apple. Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline all report that Apple is in final talks with Paramount to join…
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YouTube Kids is now on Apple TV

YouTube’s dedicated app for kids is now out for download from the App Store on Apple TV, so long as it’s available in your region. It works on both the 4K and the HD versions of the device, and you can use the Siri Remote to fire it up by saying “Hey…
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What does Apple want from a VR events company?

Since 2009 a startup called NextVR has been developing proprietary cameras and striking deals to bring live events — think sporting events, wrestling matches and concerts — straight to the VR headset of your choice. It sounds like a potent cure for…
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Apple and Google team up to help with COVID-19 contact tracing on your smartphone

Unless you legitimately do live under a rock and have been there for the better part of the last decade, you’ve probably had your life seriously affected by the current COVID-19 pandemic. It’s a tough virus to manage because it’s easily spread by people in close proximity, and because of how contagious it is that […]

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All Apple Stores outside of Greater China are closing until March 27th

Apple CEO Tim Cook sent out a statement in the early hours of Saturday morning detailing Apple's worldwide response to COVID-19. Among the steps taken is news that the company will close its retail stores worldwide until March 27th. The only exceptio…
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Apple, Amazon were rare bright spots in a shrinking tablet market

The tablet market was fairly bleak in 2019, it seems. IDC analysts have estimated that tablet shipments dropped 1.5 percent in 2019 compared to a year earlier, with some brands taking a significant hit. The lone bright spots were Apple and Amazon,…
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Apple is offering onsite repairs in some US cities

For the longest time, getting repairs for an Apple device as an everyday user has usually meant either visiting a store or mailing it in — and both are pains if you either don't have the time or would rather not lug a heavy iMac or Mac Pro to the lo…
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Apple TV+ documentary series will profile Oprah, Lin-Manuel and Big Bird

Apple is leaning even further into documentaries than you might have expected. The company has unveiled plans for a Dear… Apple TV+ documentary series that, in an odd (if logical) twist, will use the "Dear Apple" ads as inspiration for the basic f…
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Apple tests UWB switch to keep the iPhone 11 from tracking your location

Apple has started testing the location toggle button it promised to iPhone 11 users. Late last year, security researcher Brian Krebs discovered that the iPhone 11 Pro constantly checks for your location even if you disable Location Services. Apple ex…
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus signs multi-year deal with Apple TV+

Julia Louis-Dreyfus had her greatest success since Seinfeld with HBO's Veep. After seven seasons of producing and starring in the hit show, she's moving onto new projects — the actress signed a multi-year overall deal with Apple, according to Deadli…
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FBI asks Apple to help unlock iPhones of suspected naval station shooter

The FBI is once again asking Apple to help it access iPhones for the sake of an investigation. The bureau has sent a letter to Apple's general counsel requesting the company's help in unlocking the two iPhones of Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, the man be…
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Apple Podcasts now works with Echo speakers

Almost a year to the day after Amazon announced its Echo devices were compatible with Apple Music, the speakers (and other Alexa-enabled devices) now work with Apple Podcasts in the US. The setup process seems pretty straightforward: just connect you…
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Apple offers three-month News+ trials through Black Friday weekend

Apple Music has long had three-month free trials, but what if you want to give News+ a similar dry run? You can — but only if you act quickly. Apple is offering a three-month trial to News+ to American and Canadian users who sign up through Black…
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Apple orders Ben Stiller workplace drama starring Adam Scott

Apple is continuing to expand its post-launch TV+ lineup with high-profile shows. The company has ordered Severance, a workplace drama directed by Ben Stiller and created by The Good Fight's Dan Erickson. The 10-episode first season will star Adam…
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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 Review: Android’s best Apple Watch contender

We recently learned that Google has acquired Fitbit for $ 2.1 billion, a huge boost for the tech giant’s floundering Wear OS and its fitness cred. It remains to be seen how well the next generation of Google’s watches perform, but as of now, Samsung’s Tizen-based watches remain the kings of Android. Similar to the Apple […]

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Huawei MatePad Pro leaks with some serious Apple inspiration

Huawei has done a good job of building their design language into something distinct and recognizable, but every once in a while you’ll see them do something that throws back to the old Huawei that took way too much inspiration from Apple. The newly leaked Huawei MatePad Pro, for example, could very easily be mistaken […]

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Apple TV app is now available on the Fire TV Stick

Apple wants to make Apple TV+ available in as many places as possible. Yes, you have heard us say that before. Just last week, the Apple TV app arrived on Roku, and today, Amazon announced that the Apple TV app is available on the Fire TV Stick (2nd…
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Apple removes Hong Kong protest app following Chinese pressure

Apple's complex relationship with China has made the headlines again. Just a day after Chinese state media criticized the company for allowing HKmap in its App Store — and a week after Apple flip flopped on its initial decision to delist the app –…
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Apple Arcade and Google Play Pass will be totally different stores

Google and Apple have just begun a public experiment. One that affects the daily lives of millions of people; specifically, anyone who plays mobile games. Apple launched Arcade on September 19th, charging $ 5 a month for unlimited access to more than…
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The 40mm Apple Watch Series 5 comes with a new battery design

Apple's latest smartwatch model isn't that different from Series 4, but its 40mm version is apparently hiding a component that's dramatically different from its peers. iFixit has discovered that the smaller Series 5 watch uses a battery encased in me…
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Amazon announced a ton of new Echo hardware today, including an Apple HomePod competitor, smart glasses, and more

Amazon hosted a huge hardware event today, and they announced a ton of stuff. Some of these announcements are simply refreshed Echo stuff, but there are some brand new products here that integrate Alexa into your life in legitimately new and exciting ways. Let’s dig in. Amazon Echo learns some new tricks Amazon is updating […]

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Huawei one-ups Apple with the noise-canceling FreeBuds 3

Wireless earbuds are all the rage right now, even if some of them might kinda sorta like something Apple’s put out. Huawei’s latest offerings, the FreeBuds 3, are tackling one of Apple’s most successful products with a few extra features to try and tempt people over. Noise-canceling, truly wireless Like similar competitors, the FreeBuds 3 […]

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Late to the party, but Apple Music finally has a web interface now

Apple has finally rolled out a web interface for their Apple Music service, adding a feature that most other music streaming services have had for years now. Google Play Music, Spotify, YouTube, etc. all already offer this, but hey, that’s just the Apple way. Better late than never Snark aside, it’s a nice feature to […]

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Apple Music finally picks up Chromecast support, but only on Android

Despite being an Apple product, Apple Music on Android seems to get a good bit of attention. It doesn’t have a very Android-esque interface, obviously, but if you can get past that, Apple’s music streaming service is still a serious competitor even without an iOS device. We’d heard some rumors that Apple would be adding […]

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Apple is already beta testing iOS 13.1

Apple isn't waiting for the release of iOS 13 to start testing its first big update. The tech giant has posted an iOS 13.1 developer beta (plus a corresponding iPadOS 13.1 beta) — apparently the first time an iOS point release has been in a dev bet…
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Apple Music’s latest playlist suggests new tracks every day

Apple Music may be playing catchup to Spotify, but it's still growing rapidly. From today Apple has a new way to appeal to music fans: a daily updating curated playlist called New Music Daily.
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Google’s going to give Apple Arcade some competition with Google Play Pass, a subscription service for games

Subscription game services are all the rage lately. The concept goes all the way back to Gamefly with physical discs, but it’s changed more recently to accommodate digital delivery. PlayStation Now was the first major entry into the space, but was plagued with connection issues since many users didn’t have internet fast enough to handle […]

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Apple previews its ‘Peanuts’ series ‘Snoopy in Space’

Apple isn't just using the Apollo 11 anniversary to hype up its live action shows. The tech giant has offered an early look at its Apple TV+ Peanuts cartoons with a short trailer for "Snoopy in Space." The clip underscores Snoopy's usual hijinks (m…
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Apple and Google show off their more inclusive emoji for 2019

The Unicode Consortium teased the next round of emoji additions for 2019, and now it's clear just what they'll look like when they reach your phone. Both Apple and Google are marking World Emoji Day (July 17th) by showing their adaptations of the doz…
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Sling TV gets a new look on Apple TV and Roku

Sling TV has made some tweaks to its interface on Apple TV and Roku devices that should make for a better viewing experience. The company says the updates are in response to customer feedback, and should make it easier to sift through shows and movie…
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Huawei leak shows a circular camera cutout to keep some distance from Samsung and Apple

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro is starting to take a few laps around the rumor mill, and today we’re getting a good look at the case for the phone. Normally these kinds of leaks are pretty boring when it’s for a phone that we already expect to look much like its predecessor, but Huawei is […]

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The Morning After: Jony Ive is leaving Apple

Hey, good morning! Welcome to Friday! We made it. The big news we're waking up to? Jony Ive is leaving Apple, launching his own design firm that will work with a number of companies. Including, er, Apple. Elsewhere, the Pentagon has a laser that can…
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Apple might wave goodbye to Dashboard in macOS Catalina

One of the Mac's longer-serving features appears to be going away. Appleosophy and others using the developer preview of macOS Catalina have discovered that Dashboard, the secondary screen for widgets, isn't present. The app is missing in Launchpad,…
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Apple poached Intel’s 5G leader weeks ahead of Qualcomm truce

Intel's decision to bail on 5G modems may have gone hand-in-hand with Apple's truce with Qualcomm, but it's now clear there were hints of a shift weeks earlier. The Telegraph has learned that Apple poached Intel's 5G phone modem leader, Umashankar T…
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Apple and Qualcomm settle royalty lawsuits with new patent agreement

And just like that, the bitter feud between Apple and Qualcomm is already over. The two companies have settled their patent royalty dispute, ending all ongoing legal action (including with Apple's manufacturing partners). Apple has agreed to pay Qu…
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Not many Google Pixel 3 buyers switching from Apple phones

Although Google, through their Android operating system for mobile phones, is in charge of the mobile phone market, in some places it does not seem like it. In the U.S. in particular, Android phone manufacturers have been playing catch up to Apple’s market dominance. When Google transitioned their own line of phones from budget-oriented Nexus […]

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J.J. Abrams will turn Stephen King’s ‘Lisey’s Story’ into an Apple TV+ series

Apple promised us ad-free original shows when its TV service debuts this fall, and one of them will apparently be the Stephen King novel Lisey's Story. According to Hollywood Reporter, Apple has ordered an eight-episode series to be written by King h…
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Apple Music is on Amazon Fire TV

Apple Music users in the US can now listen to their tracks on Amazon Fire TVs (or sticks). The news comes only months after Apple Music became available on Echo devices stateside. Apple's streaming service is also expected to come to Echo users in th…
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Apple Music may be coming to Google Home

Apple Music support appears to be arriving for Google Home according to a non-functional listing in Google’s own Google Home iOS app. After somewhat surprisingly releasing Apple Music to Amazon Echo devices a few months ago, in December 2018, a hint has been found that the music streaming service which boasts over 50 million users […]

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Apple opens in-app subscription discounts to existing users

In a ploy to keep people paying for apps, Apple will let developers offer discounted subscriptions to current and recent subscribers. Until now, developers could only offer freebies and introductory discounts to new users, which means that they could…
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Our readers review the Apple Watch Series 4

Two months after our review of the Apple Watch Series 4 was published, we asked our readers to leave their critique of the device on its product page in our buyer's guide. Almost 30 readers participated, detailing their long-term experiences with App…
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OnePlus digs at Apple after OnePlus 6 is named India’s #1 premium smartphone

OnePlus typically does extremely well in more competitive and emerging markets, and they know it. After recently being announced as India’s #1 premium smartphone, the company took to social media to put Apple on blast about it. As you can see in the image above, OnePlus’s social media team took a clear dig at Apple, […]

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Apple hires former Samsung exec to lead its battery division

Apple has poached the head of Samsung's battery division to lead its own battery development efforts. Cupertino hired Samsung SDI's Soonho Ahn to become its Global Head of Battery Developments, Bloomberg has reported after spotting the major career m…
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Apple gets first crack at documentaries from Ron Howard

Apple may have more than a few documentaries on tap for its upcoming streaming video service. Variety has learned that Apple has a "first-look" deal with Imagine Documentaries, the production company from Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. The move will…
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Apple explains iPad Pro build process in response to bending concerns

When Apple first responded to concerns that its iPad Pros were shipping with a slight bend, the company essentially said that it's a non-issue. Since that will definitely not be enough for a lot of people, Apple has detailed the device's manufacturin…
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Apple hires former Tesla and Microsoft senior designer

Apple has hired Andrew Kim, formerly of Tesla and Microsoft, to bolster its design team. Kim captured the attention of many in 2011 with a custom iOS device stand and again in 2012 when, as a fan, he shared his vision for an overhaul of Microsoft's b…
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Apple may release AirPods with wireless charging in early 2019

When Apple effectively scrubbed all mention of its AirPower wireless charging mat when it didn't show up a year after its unveiling, that raised a question: would the wireless charging case for AirPods meet a similar fate? Not necessarily. Historic…
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Apple and Microsoft are fixing a serious iCloud bug in Windows 10

The return of Windows 10's October update wasn't welcome news for everyone. Microsoft says it's "working with Apple" to solve an iCloud for Windows bug that creates problems updating or syncing shared photo albums when using the latest Windows relea…
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