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Supreme Court sides with Apple in decision to require search warrant to obtain cellphone data

In line with Apple‘s stance, a new Supreme Court decision this morning has ruled that in general the government will need a warrant to collect information from wireless carriers like location data. more

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Feature Request: Have HomePod only use listening history for the main user

Apple Music uses a number of signals to learn your musical tastes. The most obvious one is that you can explicitly Love or dislike a particular track by flagging it in iTunes or the Music app. You can also do this on HomePod, by saying Hey Siri, like this track‘ or Hey Siri, dislike this track‘ while it is playing. But it also uses a number of algorithms to automate its learning. For example, if you play a particular track often, it w

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Writing app Scrivener makes it easier to format your book in Vellum

Scrivener is my favourite writing app, which I use for everything from white papers to novels, and Vellum my preferred book formatter. The latest Scrivener update makes it easier to combine the two more

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CMV: Here‘s a way Apple could solve its MacBook Pro dilemma, and keep everyone happy

I wrote back in 2016 that I‘d come to terms with the fact that the then-new MacBook Pro models marked the end of the line for upgradable MacBooks. I wrote then that I understood why Apple had done it. But I still hear complaints today from professionals who value upgradability and battery-life over sleekness, and seeing someone yesterday using a 17-inch MacBook Pro like the one I used for many years did make me feel nostalgic for it. And

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Twitter buys and shuts down anti-troll service, leaving customers in a bind

Twitter announced yesterday that they had purchased Smyte. Smytewas a San Francisco-based technology company that specializes in safety, spam, and security issues. more

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iOS 12: How to customize Grouped Notifications

One of the headlining features for iOS 12 is the new Grouped Notifications feature. It‘s not as simple as grouping by app, but it intelligently creates your groups. For example, you‘re getting iMessages from several different threads, those will all come in individual groups. And if an email shows up in between? That‘ll show up properly. more

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Is it time for Apple to remove physical ports from the iPhone altogether? [Poll]

Earlier today, Bloomberg published an extensive piece diving into why it has taken so long for Apple to release its highly-anticipated AirPower charger. Hidden in that piece was an interesting tidbit about the iPhone X‘s development process, which indicated Apple considered removing the wired charging system altogether. Do you think it‘s time for Apple to drop physical ports from the iPhone? more

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Apple petitions U.S. Patent Office to invalidate four Qualcomm patents

Apple today is further expanding its legal battle against chipmaker Qualcomm. According to a report from Bloomberg, Apple has filed petitions with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to challenge four of Qualcomm‘s patents more

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9to5Mac Daily 097: June 21, 2018

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. https://9to5mac.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/9to5mac-daily-06-21-2018.mp3 more

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iOS 12: How to set up Screen Time as a parent on a child‘s iPhone or iPad

iOS 12 introduces Apple‘s new Screen Time platform to help users with spending their device time more deliberately. An important aspect of that is helping parents guide device use for their children. Let‘s take a look at how to set up Screen Time on a child‘s iPhone or iPad. more

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Latest Audio Hijack update adds support for broadcasting audio

Back in March, Rogue Amoeba announced that it would be discontinuing its Nicecast app for Mac, which let podcasters livecast their shows to the Internet. However, today the company is updating its popular audio recording utility Audio Hijack with support for broadcasting. Announced via a press release, the company says that version 3.5 is focused []

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Apple updates Final Cut Pro X with support for viewing and editing Pro RAW files from the DJI Inspire 2

Apple has today pushed a minor update to its popular Mac video editing tool Final Cut Pro X. Today‘s update brings the app to version 10.4.3 with a few new features. more

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Apple releases GarageBand 10.3 for Mac w/ free Artist Lessons, Drummers, new sounds & more

Apple today released an update to GarageBand for Mac with version 10.3 introducing free downloadable Artist Lessons alongside new Drummers and sounds. Included in today‘s update is a push towards educational content for the classroom with in-app Artist Lessons now available for free in 150+ countries. Previously the content was available for 4.99 as in-app purchases in just 20 countries. Other new features in GarageBand below: more

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Tim Cook says Apple ‘didn‘t come to Ireland for tax,‘ talks canceled data center in new interview

Tim Cook has spent much of the last week traveling through Europe, with stops in Ireland, Amsterdam, and more. In a fresh interview with the Irish Times, Cook was asked about Apple‘s controversial tax relationship with Ireland, its decision to cancel plans for a massive new data center in the country, and more more

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Supreme Court decides states can require online retailers like Amazon and B&H to collect sales tax

For as long as internet shopping has been around, the issue of sales tax has been a hot-button issue. Brick-and-mortarretailers have argued that online retailers have an unfair advantage. Thanks to a 1967 Supreme Court ruling that said states couldn‘t force mail-order catalogs to collect sales tax unless that company had a physical location in the state, online retailers have been able to skirt the issue of collecting sales tax. more

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Apple‘s latest TV content deal is ‘Calls‘, 10-minute shorts with unusual format [Video]

Apple continues to slowly but surely build its plans for original TV content. Its latest deal is an English adaptation of the French TV series, Calls more

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9to5Mac Happy Hour 178: iOS 12 beta 2 changes, Walkie-Talkie for Apple Watch, Oprah and Apple‘s TV plans

This week Benjamin and Zac iOS 12 beta 2, MP3 chapter support in Apple‘s Podcasts app, AirPlay 2 potential for AirPort Express; watchOS 5 beta 2, Apple‘s new Walkie-Talkie app, aggressive watch face indicators, and the death of Time Travel; macOS Mojave beta 2 and dark mode Maps; tvOS 12 beta 2 and Dolby Atmos sound; and Apple‘s new TV deal with Oprah. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple‘s Podcasts app, Sti

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Accessing some Facebook groups could soon cost you money

Access to Facebook groups has always been free, but that could be about to change. The company is currently trialling subscription access to some groups more

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Comment: Apple‘s habit of announcing early, delivering late, is worse for Apple than for us

Looking at Apple‘s recent history of new product launches, it seems that delays are the norm rather than the exception. AirPods were originally promised for late October 2016, and actually went on sale in mid-December. HomePod was announced in June 2017, promised for December 2017, and wasn‘t actually available until February 2018. In both cases, Apple missed the all-important holiday gift season, which undoubtedly hurt launch sales.

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AT&T launches WatchTV, ‘unlimited‘ mobile plans with 30+ TV channels

Competition is heating up among mobile carriers‘ so-called unlimited plans. Following Verizon‘s launch of its third unlimited‘ plan, ATT thinks it has the perfect response: it‘s throwing in more than 30 live TV channels at no extra cost more

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Bloomberg: Apple aims to launch AirPower mat by September, runs a ‘stripped down‘ version of iOS

Apple‘s AirPower charging mat was first announced in September alongside the announcement of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, with an opaque 2018‘ release timeframe. More than half way through, the product is yet to hit shelves. Bloomberg says that Apple had aimed to launch the accessory in June, but hit delays due to problems with overheating. AirPower is much more complicated than a standard Qi charging mat. The report says the mat actual

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