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Pro Display XDR stand patented by Apple, to support dual displays

Apple’s Pro Display XDR stand came under fire for its $999 price tag when the monitor was first announced. So it’s probably best not to ask what Apple might charge for a dual-monitor stand after it was today awarded a patent for the design …

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Period tracking apps could see their data legally protected; how to secure yours

The legal risks of prosecutors getting access to data from period tracking apps have been getting increasing attention. The Democratic party now plans to enact legislation to provide legal protection for the privacy of this data.

The news was announced by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, who also outlined plans for additional legal protections for women seeking abortions …

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Review: Lutron Aurora solves the biggest problem with Philips Hue smart bulbs [U]

Philips Hue bulbs are one of the easiest ways to give your existing light fixtures smart home capabilities, including through Apple’s HomeKit platform. The problem with Philips Hue switches is that whenever a wall light switch is flipped off, the smart lights become unresponsive. The is a simple yet ingenious way to solve this problem.

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T-Mobile is now selling app usage data to advertisers, but iPhone users are in the clear

T-Mobile is ramping up its efforts to cash in on the lucrative advertising business. The carrier has officially launched its new “App Insights” program after more than a year in beta. App Insights allows marketers to buy user data directly from T-Mobile, with a particular emphasis on data showing which apps you have on your phone and which apps you regularly use.

Thanks to Apple’s strict privacy requirements, however, iPhone users are (mostly) protected from this…

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Apple revokes certificates for spyware app ‘Hermit’ distributed outside the App Store

Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG), a group that specializes in tracking and analyzing government-backed hacking and attacks, recently published research on “Hermit” – a spyware that can compromise Android and iOS devices. Luckily, Apple has already found a way to stop the spread of this specific spyware on its devices.

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Apple Watch Series 8 rumored to feature new Low Power Mode

Before WWDC 2022, Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman reported based on his own sources that Apple had been working on a new Low Power Mode for watchOS 9. However, watchOS 9 was announced with no new features in this aspect. Now Gurman is back with a related report, but this time he claims that Low Power Mode will be exclusive to the new Apple Watch Series 8.

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A new full-size HomePod could be a hit, as long as Apple doesn’t overthink it

Evidence is mounting that Apple is planning a new version of the original, full-size HomePod that was released in 2018 and discontinued in 2021. Reports now indicate that Apple is planning to release a new version of the HomePod next year to fill the void left by Apple’s first smart speaker.

With the original HomePod still selling for a premium via aftermarket sellers, how much would you pay for a new version?

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9to5Mac Daily: June 27, 2022 – Apple Headset date, new HomePod rumors

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Today at Apple session showcases making GIFs with Keynote [Video]

Do you love to create artwork on iPad? Well, the latest Today at Apple session on YouTube shows you how to make GIFs with Apple’s Keynote app.

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Following Loot premiere, Apple signs first-look deal with Maya Rudolph’s production company for new shows

Apple TV+ debuted its new comedy series Loot last week, starring Maya Rudolph. Following the premiere, Apple has also announced that it has struck a deal with Rudolph’s production company Animal Pictures.

Animal Pictures is headed up by Rudolph, Natasha Lyonne and Danielle Renfrew Behrens. Other notable output from Animal Pictures includes Russian Doll on Netflix.

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Apple Music Live continuing concert streaming with Lil Durk on Wednesday

Throughout the summer season, Apple has been livestreaming concerts through Apple Music Live. The service kicked off with Harry Styles in May, and this month Chicago MC Lil Durk is taking the spotlight live from Los Angeles.

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iPadOS 16: What new features are actually coming to non-M1 iPads

iPadOS 16 was previewed during the WWDC 2022 keynote a few weeks ago. During the presentation, we learned that a new multitasking feature was coming to the iPad operating system as well as full support for an external monitor, and more. But then, just after that, we discovered most of the “Pro” features were reserved for the M1 iPad models. That said, what’s left for non-M1 iPad users?

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Can you upgrade an M1 MacBook Pro with an M2 chip? This video aims to find out

The new officially launched on Friday. As most of the reviews indicated, it’s virtually the same as the previous-generation M1 MacBook Pro, just with an M2 chip inside. The similarities between the two machines prompted YouTuber Luke Miani to see if he could simply swap the chip between the two machines.

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US Supreme Court puts Apple vs Qualcomm battle to rest (for now)

The United States Supreme Court has rejected Apple’s bid for an appeal as part of its legal battle against Qualcomm. Apple settled its legal battle with Qualcomm in 2019, but its challenge of two patents was allowed to continue. Ultimately, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board ruled in favor Qualcomm.

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Google details when classic Hangouts will stop working as free Chat migration starts

All Workspace customers were migrated to Google Chat earlier this year. Google announced today that classic Hangouts is going away for free users in October and laid out the migration plans to Chat.

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Deals: Apple M1 Pro MacBook Pros $200 off, 11-inch M1 iPad Pro $699, more

Starting off the week, all of today’s best deals are taking $200 off Apple’s 14- and 16-inch m1 Pro MacBook Pros. That’s alongside the best price of the year on 11-inch M1 iPad Pro at $699 and a chance to score the official Apple Watch leather Link band for $85. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

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iPhone reunited with owner 10 months after being lost in the river

While we’ve all heard horror stories of someone losing a phone, we don’t usually hear any happy endings. However, one British man found himself reunited with his lost iPhone 10 months after dropping it in a river, according to BBC.

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Apple TV+ psychological thriller ‘Surface’ features ‘Morning Show’ star in new trailer

There’s another big show coming to Apple TV+. The psychological thriller Surface just got its first trailer and more information about this eight-episode series coming later next month for Apple TV+ subscribers.

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New HomePod: Three reasons a relaunched model can sell while the old one didn’t

One of the things Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reported in his latest newsletter is that Apple is working on a new HomePod model, which will look and sound similar to the original.

That’s somewhat surprising, as Apple discontinued the 1st-gen model well over a year ago, though it took quite some time to sell its existing stock. So why would Apple relaunch a commercially unsuccessful product, and what could have a similar one succeed? I suspect three factors …

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Tesla CarPlay workaround now supports browsers in each model

Currently, Tesla cars do not support CarPlay, but by the beginning of the year, 9to5Mac reported a nice project called Tesla Android with CarPlay. Created by developer Michał Gapiński, this workaround to enable CarPlay on Tesla cars has now been updated to version 2022.25.1 with a ton of new features. In addition, it now supports all the cars the company has.

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M2 speed compared to every other recent Apple processor

It wasn’t long after the new(ish) MacBook Pro went on sale that we got to see some M2 speed benchmarks. These confirmed Apple’s claims in terms of improvements over the base M1 chip, but also confirmed that, as expected, the M1 Pro, Max, and Ultra chips still leave the M2 in the dust.

A new comparison table shows how the M2 speed compares to every other recent Apple Silicon chip, from the A13 Bionic in the iPhone 11, through to the M1 Ultra – and it makes for interesting viewing …

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Chinese surveillance and a post-Roe world may need Apple to go even further on privacy

The scale and reach of Chinese surveillance of its own citizens is well documented, but a new piece shows that the country’s government is now trying to use this vast trove of data to predict crimes and protests before they happen.

The Supreme Court ruling on abortion is also raising fresh concerns about the way that personal data may be used to prosecute women. We’re increasingly living in a world where Apple’s decision to have privacy be a major focus is looking increasingly prescient – but even the Cupertino company may now need to do more …

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Entry-level M2 MacBook Pro has a slower SSD than M1 model

The new 13-inch MacBook Pro, which features Apple’s M2 chip, has finally arrived in stores and also in the hands of customers. While M2 brings performance improvements compared to M1, it seems that this is not the case when it comes to storage speed. Tests done with the new M2 MacBook Pro reveal that its entry-level model has a slower SSD than the M1 model.

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Best MacBook trade-in values following debut of the new MacBook Air

The new MacBook Air has been unveiled with an all-new design, M2 chip, and a range of other impressive upgrades. That means it’s the ideal time to trade in your old MacBook ahead of the new MacBook Air July release to get the most value from your machine. Here’s a look at the best MacBook trade-in values including a 10% cash bonus from our official trade-in partner Decluttr with code “9TO5MAC“.

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Gurman: New HomePod coming in 2023, featuring S8 chip, similar audio quality of original model

A new HomePod is coming, according to Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman. In his latest edition of the Power On newsletter, the journalist says Apple is readying a new smart speaker for next year, which will look and sound similar to the original version discontinued a year ago.

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Gurman: Apple Watch Series 8 chip to have same specification as Series 6, Apple Watch SE 2 to stick with current size

Mark Gurman is back with more information about the upcoming Apple Watch Series 8 and second-generation Apple Watch SE. In his Power On newsletter, Bloomberg‘s journalist talks about what to expect from these Watches coming later this year.

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Gurman: Apple working on at least four new Macs with M2 processor variants

In his latest edition of the Power On newsletter, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman talks about the new M2 Macs he expects Apple to unveil during the cycle of this new processor. With that in mind, the journalist talks about the variations of the M2 chip Apple will likely unveil in the next few months: Pro, Ultra, Max, and Extreme.

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Here’s what we know about Apple’s plans for the Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR

Apple’s two-year transition to its own silicon is finally over, except for one product: the Mac Pro. Another one that isn’t part of the Mac silicon transition but users are eager to know where it’s heading next is the Pro Display XDR.

Both of these products were introduced by Apple during the WWDC19 and were aimed at the most demanding customers. Here’s a roundup of Apple’s plans for the next Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR.

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Podcasting 2.0, The Lightning Network, and Value4Value usher in a new era of podcasting that’s free of big tech control

Podcasting is back. You might be wondering: Did it ever leave? Yes, it did. A true podcast is based on an open protocol (RSS) that any player can use to subscribe to any show. The creator of the standard, Adam Curry (The Podfather) is back with Podcasting 2.0, which returns podcasts to their open nature built on protocols with new tricks and features (Value4Value, etc.) to take the industry to the next level while returning to its open nature. Read on to learn about Podcasting 2.0, Podcast Index, Satoshi streaming, and the future of RSS-based audio.

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Four features we expect to see on the 2022 iPad Pro

Apple is expected to announce a new generation of the iPad Pro around September and November of 2022. As it’s been months since rumors about this tablet started, there are some features that are very likely to be available with this new generation of iPad Pro. Read on as we round up four of them that we expect to see on the 2022 iPad Pro.

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Facebook Watch for Apple TV discontinued, app no longer works

Facebook Watch is a dedicated app for watching Facebook videos and livestreams on TVs. However, Apple TV users will no longer have access to the platform as Facebook seems to have discontinued the Facebook Watch app for tvOS.

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iPhone not charging? Here are 6 ways to fix it

iPhone not charging or charging slowly? Whether you’re having issues with a particular charging cable, multiple cables/chargers, or intermittent trouble, read on for 6 solutions to fix an iPhone that won’t power up normally. We’ll also look at what to do if your iPhone stops charging at 80%.

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HidrateSpark iOS app deep dive: Is a smart water bottle worth it?

Sold at Apple Stores, the HidrateSpark PRO STEEL is a smart water bottle designed to remind you to drink more water. On the bottom of the bottle, there is a sensor puck that tracks your water intake and uses Bluetooth to sync your information with the HidrateSpark app.

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Gentler Streak founder talks watchOS 9, importance of rest, transforming app into fitness hub

Gentler Streak wants to bring compassion to your fitness goals. But how does it plan to do that? The Apple Watch app is readying a new unique feature called Go Gentler, which will recommend daily actions based on your workout history. 9to5Mac interviewed Gentler Streak founder Katarina Lotrič about the app’s future, and how watchOS 9 could impact and help users in a gentler future.

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WSJ: Lawmakers call FTC to investigate Apple and Google over mobile tracking

A report by The Wall Street Journal shows that four Democratic lawmakers want the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Apple and Google due to collecting and selling their users’ personal information.

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AirPods Pro 2: Design, features, release date, price, more

Apple is set to release AirPods Pro 2 in 2022. This new generation is rumored to bring a new design, innovative Lossless support, as well as fitness sensors for the first time. Head below as we round up the latest rumors about this product.

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Concept imagines M2 iMac with new colors, 27-inch option, no more white bezels

With the first batch of M2 Macs being released, it could be just a matter of time until Apple unveils a new M2 iMac. After the most critical redesign for the line in years with the M1 iMac in 2021, it’s time to wonder what its successor will look like – and a concept imagines just that.

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Apple @ Work: Apple’s stronghold on the MDM APIs ensures that no third-party company can interfere with a great device experience in the workplace

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WWDC has come and gone once again, and it’s going to be a fun summer monitoring the betas to see how everything with the latest versions of iOS, macOS, and tvOS progress. As I was pondering the newest ways to improve Apple device management, I concluded that Apple’s MDM APIs for vendors to build on top of is a key part of why Apple devices in the enterprise continue to provide a great user experience.

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iPad not charging? Here are 6 ways to fix it

iPad not charging or charging slowly? Whether you’re having issues with a particular charging cable, multiple cables/chargers, or intermittent trouble, follow along for 6 solutions to fix an iPad that won’t juice up normally.

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Mosyle leads the rise of a new generation of Apple endpoint software

Apple’s growth in the enterprise over the last two decades has been an impressive turnaround when you consider how entrenched Microsoft was in desktop computing for the early part of the 2000s. Did enterprise IT managers love Windows XP, Windows 7, etc.? 

They loved the seamless management a complete solution of Windows Server, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Office, and Windows brought to their work-life.

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Mindfulness app ‘Moonly’ updated with its own healing music radio station

The mindfulness app “Moonly” for iPhone was updated on Friday with a great new feature for its users. Starting today, the app now has its own radio station of healing songs that can be accessed at any time to help you relax, sleep, and more.

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Concept: An iOS 16-inspired Android lockscreen for Pixel with Material You and depth

Android 12’s double-line clock is one of Google’s most notable expressions of Material You. Following iOS 16’s big emphasis, one concept design imagines how the Android and Pixel lockscreen could evolve with the addition of depth. 

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Apple plans to bargain with Maryland retail store after union vote

Apple intends to bargain with the newly formed labor union at its Maryland retail store, according to Reuters.

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9to5Mac Happy Hour 387: iOS 16 beta 2 new features and changes, Apple + MLS streaming deal

Benjamin and Zac discuss all the features and changes in iOS 16 beta 2, as well as a grab bag of other iOS 16 stuff including a brand new video player. Plus, Apple announced a major sports deal with Major League Soccer.

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No Apple deal with NFL for streaming Sunday Ticket yet, CNBC reports

Apple has been interested in acquiring rights to stream NFL games for years. Recent deals with Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer show its appetite for streaming sports, and this year, the NFL’s Sunday Ticket package has been seeking a buyer. Now CNBC has a detailed report of the current status of the NFL’s most wanted streaming package.

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Apple emphasizes out-of-state medical coverage for staff after Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

Apple has released a company statement in response to today’s decision by the Supreme Court to overturn Roe vs. Wade, which paves the way for states to make abortion illegal.

Apple said it supports employee’s rights to make their own choices about their reproductive health. It reiterated that its company health benefits include paying for out-of-state travel for procedures, if care is unavailable in their own state.

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Apple invites macOS Monterey users to test drive Safari 16 ahead of Ventura release

Following the release of a major update to the Safari Technology Preview earlier this week, Apple is now inviting macOS Monterey and Big Sur users to try out the new Safari 16 beta ahead of the release of macOS Ventura later this year.

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Difference between MacBook Air and Pro: How the redesigned lightweight MacBook stacks up

Apple’s MacBook lineup has been fully refreshed between the new MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 chips arriving this summer and the landing last fall. And Apple is keeping the M1 MacBook Air in the lineup too. Let’s take an in-depth look at the difference between MacBook Air and Pro to see what sets these MacBooks apart.

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Apple updates Subscriptions menu in iOS with refreshed interface

Apple on Friday began rolling out a refreshed interface for the Subscriptions menu on the iPhone and iPad. The new design not only follows the latest interface guidelines for iOS, but also makes it easier to understand which subscriptions are currently active and inactive.

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HomeKit Weekly: Revisiting my review of the eufyCam Pro highlights the benefits of the eufy platform

I am officially moved out of my house into temporary living quarters while our new house is finished up. My Home app is in chaos as almost everything is offline. I am slowly getting a few essential HomeKit items back up and running in our temporary spot. However, one of the items I sold with the house was my beloved . As I wrote a few weeks ago, I am switching to the for the new house due to a continuous recording option. As I said goodbye to it, I want to give my parting thoughts for one of the best outdoor HomeKit camera options.

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From Apple Watch to Peloton: the best fitness tech in 2022

I have tested and reviewed over 50 pieces of home fitness tech this past year. From smart wearables like the Apple Watch, to indoor bikes like Peloton, there are a ton of great options to choose from. With so much to choose from, it can sometimes be hard figuring out which should take a priority.

To help you out, I have created tier list for the best fitness tech in 2022.

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9to5Mac Daily: June 24, 2022 – iMessage in iOS 16, more

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AirPods Pro 2 case redesign with rumored Find My feature shown off in leak, earbud appearance unchanged

AirPods Pro 2 are expected to launch before the end of the year, and 52audio has published images depicting the hardware design. The site previously published images of the third-gen AirPods design ahead of their release.

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Apple Back to School FAQ: Who’s eligible, can parents buy, which devices, best time to buy?

The Apple Back to School promo has officially launched with the main change being the shift from free AirPods to a $150 gift card. Here’s a detailed look at everyone who is eligible (more than students and teachers/professors), how parents can use it, limits on the promo, how long it runs, which devices are included, and the best time to buy.

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iPad Air 5 now $99 off in Friday’s best deals, plus Apple Watch SE $209 and more

Heading into the weekend, all of today’s best deals are headlined by iPad Air 5 cellular models at $99 off. That’s alongside Apple Watch SE 44mm styles at $209 and Twelve South BookBook V2 leather Apple covers from $63. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

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The iPhone will be the future of proving our identity, online and offline

We’ve seen some baby steps towards using our iPhone for proving our identity. But a couple of recent developments point to a future in which an iPhone – plus biometrics – could let us use our phone as a single means of verifying our identity, both online and in face-to-face interactions.

In all, Apple provides support for four initiatives which I think provide a clear pointer to a future in which the iPhone will be our one-stop device for ID …

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Apple kicks off Back to School promo with up to $150 gift card on Mac and iPad purchases

Apple has officially launched its 2022 Back to School promotion for students, educators, and staff. This year comes with a switch from offering free AirPods to including a free $150 gift card with select Mac purchases and $100 gift card on iPad Air and Pro purchases.

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Twitter closed captions button now available to all in iOS and Android apps

A Twitter closed captions button is now available to all users in both iOS and Android apps, following a successful test. The rollout will, however, likely cause some confusion …

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RCS Lab’s iPhone hacks used by law enforcement agencies in Europe; Apple has patched

iPhone hacks developed by Italian company RCS Lab have been used by law enforcement agencies in Europe, according to a new Google report. The hacking tool used a variety of exploits to allow the firm’s customers to spy on private messages, contacts, and passwords.

However, Apple has patched all six of the exploits used in different versions of iOS (see below), so keeping your iPhone up to date will protect it from the hacking tools …

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Apple TV+ Guide: Every Apple TV show and movie available now

Apple TV+ offers exclusive Apple original TV shows and movies in 4K HDR quality. You can watch across all of your screens and pick up where you left off on any device. Apple TV+ costs $4.99 per month. Here’s every Apple original television show and movie available now on Apple TV+, as well as the latest trailers …
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How to watch new comedy series Loot starring Maya Rudolph

Apple continues to release new titles to its streaming service, Apple TV+. This week, Apple TV+ premieres the first three episodes of new original comedy TV show ‘Loot‘. Loot stars Maya Rudolph as the divorced wife of a tech billionaire, now $87 billion wealthier.

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Apple AR/MR headset will ’likely be announced’ in January, says Ming-Chi Kuo [U]

Apple will likely announce its mixed reality headset in January 2023, according to reliable supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The latest release date prediction was shared in a new analyst note examining growth focuses of the VR headset industry.

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Chris Evans, yes THAT Chris Evans, is finally upgrading his iPhone 6s

Wait, what? Captain America was still using an iPhone 6s? Sure, Cap was frozen in ice for 70 years, but who had Chris Evans using an iPhone 6s in 2022 on their bingo card?

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First M2 MacBook Pro orders now arriving to customers around the world

Apple announced a new generation of the 13-inch MacBook Pro at WWDC 2022. The new laptop, which is powered by Apple’s new M2 chip, went on pre-order last week and will hit stores on Friday, June 24. Now the first customers who bought the M2 MacBook Pro are finally having their orders delivered.

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Apple Music student plan getting more expensive in the US, Canada, and UK

Apple last month quietly raised the price of the Apple Music student plan in several countries such as South Africa, India, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, and Israel. A month later, the company is now adjusting the prices of the Apple Music student plan in the US, Canada, and the UK.

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DreameBot D10 Plus robot vacuum and mop unlocks 45 days of hands-free cleaning for a value ($100 off)

Dreame Technology is dedicated to making smart home appliances cleaner and more accessible, and that’s what the is designed to do. DreameBot D10 Plus combines the latest innovations in robot vacuum technology from Dreame to create a super-powered cleaning assistant. This auto-empty robot vacuum and mop offers up to 45 days of hands-free cleaning, uses the same LiDAR technology in new iPhones to map its surroundings, and packs in more power than its competitors for an affordable price.

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‘Kenobi’ star Moses Ingram joins Natalie Portman in ‘Lady in the Lake’ Apple TV+ series

Following the finale of Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+, actor Moses Ingram has been cast alongside fellow Star Wars veteran Natalie Portman for an upcoming Apple TV+ series. Ingram is replacing another Star Wars vet who dropped out of the project earlier this year.

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Apple TV+ show ‘Trying’ gets new trailer ahead of season 3 release

Apple TV+ announced earlier this year that its first British production Trying will return in July for a third season. Now the company has released a new trailer to tease the third season of the show ahead of its release on the streaming platform.

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For All Mankind producer shows how they recreated a Newton MessagePad with an iPhone

The third season of For All Mankind is now available on Apple TV+, and this time the sci-fi drama is set in the 1990s with a billionaire who wants to explore Mars. In the very first two episodes of this season, some viewers noticed that a very old Apple product made a cameo appearance on the show – the Newton MessagePad.

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Report: How 5G speeds compare at the 25 busiest US airports and against the national average

A new study from Opensignal looks at how 5G performance compares at the 25 busiest airports vs 5G/LTE overall speeds as well as putting the numbers up against the national average in the US. Despite Verizon and AT&T pushing back their plans to launch 5G C-band coverage near airfields due to FAA concerns, airport 5G connectivity is offering an impressive experience.

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AirPods Max beta confirms higher quality Bluetooth codec, here’s what that means for AirPods Pro 2

Apple recently made available new AirPods beta firmware alongside the first builds of iOS 16 and the other upcoming operating systems introduced during the WWDC 2022 keynote.

Now, a developer was able to confirm that the AirPods Max beta can support a higher quality Bluetooth codec, which will, at least, improve Apple’s premium headphones’ voice calls quality and could preview the nicest features coming to AirPods Pro 2.

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Uninstall iOS 16 beta: How to downgrade to iOS 15

Been testing out the new iPhone or iPad beta? If, for whatever reason, you’re ready to shift back to the stable release, read along for a step-by-step guide on how to uninstall iOS 16 beta, downgrade to iOS 15, and restore with a backup.

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Chrome for iPhone gets menu redesign, Enhanced Safe Browsing, and more

Version 103 of Chrome is rolling out this week, and Google is highlighting several new features on iPhone and iPad that span usability and security.

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Deals: M1 Mac mini returns to low of $570, Nomad Base Station $84, MagSafe 3 Mac cable $45, more

All of Thursday’s best deals are now up for the taking and headlined by another chance to score an all-time low on M1 Mac mini at $570. That’s alongside the first discount on Apple’s MagSafe 3 Mac charger at $45 and an exclusive price cut on Nomad’s magnetic Base Station charging hub. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

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9to5Mac Daily: June 23, 2022 – iOS 16 beta 2 features and changes

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How to install AirPods beta firmware (and why you shouldn’t)

Following WWDC, Apple released the first developer betas for macOS Ventura, WatchOS 9, and iOS 16, but one unexpected release was a new beta firmware for AirPods. This is only the second time that a beta AirPods firmware has been released. Here’s how to give it a try (not that we would recommend it).

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Spotify is finally bringing friend activity to its mobile app with ‘Community’

Spotify has, for years, included some social features that make it easy to share playlists with friends, and even see what your friends have been listening to. But for as long as those features have been around, they’ve never been available in the mobile app. Now, Spotify is finally preparing to bring friend activity to the mobile app with a “Community” feature.

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Apple takes more than 60% of global premium market in Q1 2022 thanks to iPhone 13 series

After Counterpoint Research revealed that the iPhone 13 continues to dominate as the global best-selling smartphone in April, the company has now shared new data that shows that Apple takes 62% of the premium market in the first quarter of 2022.

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Netflix in talks with potential ad partners, could build in-house ad network for service

Netflix is in a full swing on its bet to start an advertising business inside its platform. After losing 200,000 subscribers during the first quarter of the year, the company is seriously considering a new ad-supported tier as well as creating its own advertising business inside the platform.

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Federal privacy law hits Democrat roadblock after earlier Republican ones

Hopes of passing a federal privacy law during the current session of Congress are now fading. The problem to date has been getting enough Republicans on board, but now there are challenges on the Democrat side, too.

Two key Democratic figures say they are unwilling to see the current version progress any further …

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Everything new with the redesigned iOS 16 video player

The default video player gets a big upgrade with iOS 16 and iPadOS 16. The redesign brings a drastically modernized UI, as well as some new features and enhancements.

Apple uses the system video player in all of its apps, of course, but many third-party apps do too so these changes take effect across your entire iPhone and iPad experience. Here’s everything new to try in the iOS 16 video player.

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Some iOS 16 features require an iPhone XS or newer; here they are

iOS 16 will support the iPhone 8, iPhone X, and newer models. Even so, not all functions will be available to older iPhones. With that in mind, 9to5Mac now gathered all the features that will require at least an iPhone XR, iPhone XS, or newer. Here they are.

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macOS from 1984 to 2022 – a fascinating video trip down memory lane

A video showing the changes in macOS from 1984 to 2022 really give a sense of what an amazing journey Macs have made. Hard as it is to believe now, that first blocky monochrome graphics system seen in the opening of the video was revolutionary when it first appeared …

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Instagram age verification may analyze face videos, but it’s all just window-dressing

Instagram age verification – or rather, lack of same – has been a hot-button issue for some time with both parents and lawmakers. App owner Meta has so far made no effort to ensure that claimed user ages are correct but says that it is now testing three verification options.

However, even if one or more of these are implemented, it still won’t prove much of a barrier to underage kids who claim to be older …

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US chip production subsidies in doubt despite bipartisan support

Almost exactly a year ago, the Senate approved $52B in funding to boost US chip production, and the House likewise gave its support in February of this year. Apple also lobbied for the deal. Despite this, the subsidy now appears to be in doubt.

Democrats and Republicans are reported to be bogged down in arguments about other measures in the bill …

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iOS 16 beta 2 adds new menu to manage HomePod beta Software

Apple on Wednesday released iOS 16 beta 2 to developers, two weeks after the first beta release of iOS 16 announced at WWDC 2022. The update brings several tweaks across the system, and interestingly, it also adds a new menu for managing HomePod beta Software in the Home app.

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iOS 16: Hands-on with over 100 new features for iPhone users [Video]

iOS 16 packs a ton of new features and changes for iPhone users. At this point, everyone’s seen the headlining features like the redesigned Lock Screen, Messages upgrades, and new features for Mail. As usual, however, there are many other new features in iOS 16 that are worth trying out.

Head below for our full roundup of over 100 new features packed in iOS 16 for iPhone users.

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Nintendo to end Switch Online app support for older iPhones and iPads

Nintendo Switch owners will soon have to make sure they’re running the latest version of iOS on their iPhones and iPads, at least if they want to continue having access to the Nintendo Switch Online app. The Japanese game company will no longer support older iPhone and iPad models in its app.

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9to5Mac Daily: June 22, 2022 – M2 MacBook Pro reviews, CarPlay updates

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iOS 16 beta 2 now resends edited messages to users running previous versions of iOS

One of the new features of iOS 16 is the option to edit and unsend messages in iMessage. However, as we previously covered, these features are not backward compatible – which means that the edits have no effect on devices running iOS 15. With iOS 16 beta 2, Apple seems to be trying to fix this.

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PSA: iOS 16 bug requires special Developer Mode to run TestFlight apps [Update: Fixed]

With iOS 16, Apple is making some changes to prevent attackers from sideloading malicious apps on the device – which includes de addition of a new Developer Mode. However, these changes caused a bug in the first beta of iOS 16 that also requires this mode for TestFlight apps.

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Apple Watch becomes ultimate lifeguard after calling 911 for swimmer trapped in cold river

Apple Watch has been an excellent swim tracker since gaining stronger water resistance and aquatic workouts with Series 2 – the device has since evolved into a must-have swimming companion and lifeguard of sorts. That’s what happened in Oregon last week when first responders were able to rescue a trapped swimmer who called 911 from her Apple Watch.

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iOS 16 beta 2: Here’s everything new on iPhone and iPad

iOS 16 beta 2 is now available and it includes a number of changes and tweaks to the new features Apple announced at WWDC. There are updates to the redesigned Lock Screen, new features for the system video player, and more. Head below as we round up what’s new.

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Nomad refreshes AirTag keychain with new signature Horween Leather Loop 

Today, Nomad is refreshing one of its existing offerings with a new design. Sporting all of the usual Horween leather stylings the brand is known for, its new Nomad AirTag Leather Loop slims down the package while still providing an elegant way to clip Apple’s item finders onto your keys, bags, and more.

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iOS 16 beta 2 improves SMS filtering on Messages to iPhone users

As Apple just released iOS 16 beta 2, the company announced on the operating system release notes some new features coming to Messages related to SMS filtering. Here’s everything new about this with beta 2.

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Is Apple’s new dual USB-C compact power adapter worth the price?

Apple’s newly unveiled dual-port USB-C power adapters, which officially went on sale last week, are the company’s first-ever attempt at dual chargers. On the surface, this may just look like a typical compact two-port adapter, but its smart power-sharing ability is the bread and butter.

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iOS 16 beta 2 adds iCloud backup support over LTE and 5G

Apple has just released iOS 16 beta 2 for developers, and while we’re still not sure what exactly is new, the company has confirmed a subtle change coming with today’s update. With the latest beta version of iOS 16, users will finally be able to backup their devices to iCloud over LTE and 5G networks.

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watchOS 9 beta 2 now available to developers with revamped Workout app, more

watchOS 9 beta 2 is finally here. After a couple of weeks of the first seed of this upcoming operating system for the Apple Watch, Apple is releasing a new build to developers to keep testing what’s next for the company’s Watches. Here’s everything new with it.

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macOS 13 Ventura beta 2 now available to developers

macOS 13 Ventura beta 2 is finally available to developers. After a couple of weeks of the first seed of this upcoming operating system for the Mac, Apple is releasing a new build to developers to keep testing what’s next for the company’s computers. Here’s everything new with it.

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Apple seeds tvOS 16 beta 2 to developers, here’s what’s new

A couple of weeks since the first beta of tvOS 16 was released, Apple is now seeding its second version. Although the company almost forgot about the Apple TV operating system during the WWDC 2022 keynote, there are some features users should be excited about when it launches later this fall.

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