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Apple TV+ buys rights to all classic Fraggle Rock episodes, orders full season reboot [update: official]

Update: Apple TV has confirmed the new season order and the addition of all previous seasons to its TV+ library. Apple TV+ is said to have bought rights to the full back catalog of Fraggle Rock, comprising about 100 episodes of the live action puppet show originally owned by HBO. Apple has already funded a short set of Fraggle Rock On‘ shorts, and is now taking that relationship further. In addition to the full back catalog of Fraggle Rock

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Twitter puts a fake news tag on Trump tweets for the first time

For the first time, Twitter has added a label to tweets from President Trump. The tweets in question relate to mail-in ballots and the president‘s claims that mail-in ballots are fraudulent. more The post Twitter puts a fake news tag on Trump tweets for the first time appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Switzerland first to release COVID-19 app using Apple and Google Exposure Notification API

The first app to take advantage of the Apple and Google Exposure Notification API has been released in Switzerland, according to a new report from the BBC. The app is called ‘SwissCovid‘ and is currently available to select essential workers. more The post Switzerland first to release COVID-19 app using Apple and Google Exposure Notification API appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Apple TV+ buys rights to all classic Fraggle Rock episodes, orders full season reboot

Apple TV+ is said to have bought rights to the full back catalog of Fraggle Rock, comprising about 100 episodes of the live action puppet show originally owned by HBO. Apple has already funded a short set of Fraggle Rock On‘ shorts, and is now taking that relationship further. In addition to the full back catalog of Fraggle Rock, Apple is ordering a season reboot of the show with full-length episodes. more The post Apple TV+ buys rights t

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[Update: Over 100 US stores open this week] COVID-19: Which Apple Stores have reopened?

On March 13, Apple closed all of its retail stores outside of Greater China in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. As some regions around the world ease shelter in place orders, Apple is reopening its stores with additional safety procedures and a new social distancing protocol. In the US, each state has a slightly different timeline for reopening businesses, which may leave you wondering: is my Apple Store open? more The post [Update: Ov

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Apple‘s Schoolwork iPad app updated with all-new design, new handout options, and new notifications

As schools wrap up their school year and prepare for a summer of new deployments, network upgrades, and backup plans for distance learning, Apple has begun to release updates to their K-12-focused iPad app. The Classroomapp and Schoolworkapp have now been updated with some new features and workflows to assist teachers and technical directors. more The post Apple‘s Schoolwork iPad app updated with all-new design, new handout options, and ne

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iPhone 11 now ‘the world‘s most popular smartphone‘ as it surpasses iPhone XR

New data released by Omdia today says that the iPhone 11 has usurped the crown of being the ‘world‘s most popular smartphone‘ from the iPhone XR. According to data, Apple shipped 19.5 million iPhone 11 units during the first quarter of this year. more The post iPhone 11 now ‘the world‘s most popular smartphone‘ as it surpasses iPhone XR appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Apple‘s 32-inch 6K Pro Display XDR crowned ‘Display of the Year‘

Apple‘s Pro Display XDR has been announced as one of the ‘Displays of the Year‘ by The Society for Information Display. These awards are presented to the displays with the ‘most significant technological advances and/or outstanding features.‘ more The post Apple‘s 32-inch 6K Pro Display XDR crowned ‘Display of the Year‘ appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Agenda note-taking app adds new sharing extensions, template feature, more

Agenda is one of the most popular note-taking apps on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. The app employs a date-focused approach to organizing your notes, projects, and ideas. A new update this week brings a few new features, including share sheet integration, templates, and more. more The post Agenda note-taking app adds new sharing extensions, template feature, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Belkin‘s SoundForm Hi-Fi speaker with built-in wireless iPhone charger now available

Belkin announced its new SoundForm Elite Hi-Fi Smart Speaker + Wireless Charger powered by Devialet back at CES and now it‘s available to purchase. The company has also launched two new multi-device wireless chargers for iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods. more The post Belkin‘s SoundForm Hi-Fi speaker with built-in wireless iPhone charger now available appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Apple will reopen over 100 US retail stores this week, most with curbside or storefront service only

Apple plans to reopen many more of its US retail stores this week as some regions continue to see a decline in new COVID-19 infections and relax stay-at-home orders. The third wave of US reopenings begins tomorrow, with most locations offering curbside or storefront service only. more The post Apple will reopen over 100 US retail stores this week, most with curbside or storefront service only appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Apple will reopen nearly 100 US retail stores this week, most with curbside or storefront service only

Apple plans to reopen many more of its US retail stores this week as some regions continue to see a decline in new COVID-19 infections and relax stay-at-home orders. The third wave of US reopenings begins tomorrow, with most locations offering curbside or storefront service only. more The post Apple will reopen nearly 100 US retail stores this week, most with curbside or storefront service only appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Apple will reopen many more US retail stores this week, most with curbside or storefront service only

Apple plans to reopen many more of its US retail stores this week as some regions continue to see a decline in new COVID-19 infections and relax stay-at-home orders. The third wave of US reopenings begins tomorrow, with most locations offering curbside or storefront service only. more The post Apple will reopen many more US retail stores this week, most with curbside or storefront service only appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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HomeKit security system maker Abode launches redesigned app with new quick actions, access to multiple systems, more

Abode, maker of the IotaHomeKit security system and other smart home devices has launched its all-new mobile app for all users after running a beta test. Abode 5.0 for iOS and Android features an updated UI, new one-tap quick actions, the ability to manage multiple systems without logging out, and more. more The post HomeKit security system maker Abode launches redesigned app with new quick actions, access to multiple systems, more appeared fir

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Anker‘s iPhone accessory Gold Box starts at 15, plus up to 250 off iPad Pro in today‘s best deals

Amazon‘s big 1-day Anker sale headlines today‘s 9to5Toys Lunch Break, plus notable price drops on iPad Pro, and the latest headphones from Bose. You‘ll find all that and more down below. more The post Anker‘s iPhone accessory Gold Box starts at 15, plus up to 250 off iPad Pro in today‘s best deals appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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9to5Mac Daily: May 26, 2020 iOS 13.5 App Store bug, more

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple‘s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Incipio: Check out the 100% plant-based case collection for Apple‘s iPhone SE https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/05/9to5Mac-Daily-05-26-20.mp3 more The post 9to5Mac Daily: May

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PSA: How to unlock recently added free fonts in macOS Catalina

Apple recently obtained new licenses for a number of new fonts in macOS Catalina. However, they‘re not automatically downloaded or installed. Follow along for how to get the free new Mac fonts on your machine. more The post PSA: How to unlock recently added free fonts in macOS Catalina appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Comment: A fully wireless iPhone is more likely than a Smart Connector

There has long been debate about the future of the Lightning port in the iPhone. Will Apple stick to this, replace it with USB-C, or move straight to a fully wireless iPhone - one without any ports at all? There‘s fresh discussion today prompted by a claim that Apple will do none of these things, and instead use a Smart Connector on the iPhone 13 more The post Comment: A fully wireless iPhone is more likely than a Smart Connector appeared

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Spotify ditches 10,000 song limit on ‘Your Library‘

Streaming music is probably a part of your daily life at this point, and Spotify is a great service to do that! However, the service has always had one annoying limit that irked many users - a limit of 10,000 songs saved to your library at any given time. Today, Spotify has announced that the limit on ‘Your Library‘ is going away. more The post Spotify ditches 10,000 song limit on ‘Your Library‘ appeared first on 9to5Mac

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The Gates Foundation bought half a million AAPL shares last quarter

The Bill Melinda Gates Foundation bought 501,044 shares in AAPL during the first quarter of the year, reveals an SEC filing. The investment will already have been profitable. The exact gain made would depend on when the shares were purchased, as AAPL dropped 15% in the course of the quarter but then gained 25% in value more The post The Gates Foundation bought half a million AAPL shares last quarter appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Apple‘s biggest movie bundle of the year so far starts at 10, 1 rentals, more

Apple is kicking off Tuesday with a huge movie bundle sale alongside the usual selection of5 discounted titles, and this week‘s1 HD rental. This time around we‘re seeing notable prices on trilogies and more, making it a great time to load up your library with fresh content. You can find all of our top picks below. more The post Apple‘s biggest movie bundle of the year so far starts at 10, 1 rentals, more appeared first on 9to5

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Limited iPad availability in Q1 saw Huawei overtake Apple in China

Limited iPad availability in China during the first quarter of the year saw Apple overtaken by Huawei as the top-selling iPad brand. Almost all tablet makers saw their sales hit during the coronavirus lockdown, thanks to a combination of supply constraints caused by factory closures and reduced opportunity to buy as stores were closed more The post Limited iPad availability in Q1 saw Huawei overtake Apple in China appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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HomeKit-compatible air purifier here [Update: HomeKit support now landed]

Update: The app has now been updated to add HomeKit support. If you‘ve been waiting for a HomeKit-compatible air purifier, the good news is that there‘s now one on the way. The Vocolinc PureFlow Air Purifier is already available for pre-order in some European and Scandinavian countries, with shipping shown as 11-12 days. You can‘t yet order them in the US, but the company says that US distributors have already placed orders m

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Apple patent for the iPad Magic Keyboard shows slot in hinge for Apple Pencil

An Apple patent for the iPad Magic Keyboard shows a slot in the main hinge for an Apple Pencil. This would, in principle, address the concern some have expressed that there is no convenient place to store the Pencil while carrying the accessory. However, while it has been suggested this might be for a later version of the keyboard, I‘m guessing otherwise more The post Apple patent for the iPad Magic Keyboard shows slot in hinge for Apple

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