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If you like electric trucks, or motorcycles (or both!), stop what you‘re doing and watch Long Way Up

Just in case you haven‘t heard, Long Way Up on Apple TV+ is the third installment in Ewan McGregor‘s and Charlie Boorman‘s trilogy of long-distance motorcycle adventure rides. What makes this one so special, though, is that the duo set out on a pair of Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycles, attempting to cover 15,000 miles (25,000 km) of incredibly remote terrain from the southern tip of Argentina all the way to Los An

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Netamo video doorbell with HomeKit support launching within days

The wait for the long-promised Netamo video doorbell with HomeKit support has been a lengthy one. We first got a hands-on look at the device way back in January 2019, with silence since then, but the company says that it is finally launching next week. We got the first clue in July that we were getting closer to launch, thanks to a 9to5Mac reader more The post Netamo video doorbell with HomeKit support launching within days appeared first on 9

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Tim Cook interview: antitrust; privacy; Trump differences; coronavirus

Apple CEO Tim Cook has been remotely interviewed for the opening night of The Atlantic Festival, speaking about the congressional antitrust investigation, privacy; his differences with the Trump administration; and how Apple is coping with the coronavirus lockdown. On antitrust, Cook said that big companies like Apple deserve scrutiny,‘ but denied that the company has any kind of a monopoly more The post Tim Cook interview: antitrust; pr

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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 regions around the world eased shelter-in-place orders, Apple has reopened its stores with additional safety procedures and a new social distancing protocol. In the US, each state has slightly different guidelines for reopening businesses, which may leave you wondering: is my Apple Store open? more The post COVID-19: Which

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Launcher 5 lets you create custom iOS 14 widgets with different shortcuts

Launcher was one of the first apps that introduced Today View widgets when Apple released iOS 8, and now the developers behind the app are updating it with new Home Screen widgets for iOS 14 users. With Launcher 5, you can now create custom widgets for your home screen with different shortcuts to apps, contacts, and more. more The post Launcher 5 lets you create custom iOS 14 widgets with different shortcuts appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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PSA: watchOS 7.1 beta doesn‘t include new watch faces and Blood Oxygen app yet

Apple released the first developer betas of iOS 14.2, watchOS 7.1, and tvOS 14.2 last week, which are now also available for public beta users. While the updates bring some new features, Apple Watch users have noticed that these updates don‘t include the new watch faces from watchOS 7 and the Blood Oxygen app from Apple Watch Series 6. more The post PSA: watchOS 7.1 beta doesn‘t include new watch faces and Blood Oxygen app yet appea

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Hands-on: Product (RED) Apple Watch Series 6 and the new Braided Solo Loop

Apple Watch Series 6 is packed with awesome new features like a blood oxygen saturation sensor, brighter always-on display, and all the great features from Apple Watch Series 5 and earlier. The newly released version also comes in new finishes including blue, graphite, and a new version of gold. It‘s also the first Apple Watch to be offered in Product (RED), and today we‘re checking out the new case color alongside Apple‘s new

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iOS 14: How to add/edit iPhone mail, calendar, contacts accounts

iOS 14 brings a host of exciting new features and changes but there are also some tweaks that might catch you off guard. One of those subtle changes is where adding and managing accounts now lives. Read on for how to set up and edit iPhone Mail, Calendar, Contacts, Notes, and Reminders accounts. more The post iOS 14: How to add/edit iPhone mail, calendar, contacts accounts appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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iOS 14: How to customize your home screen widgets with Smart Stacks and Siri Suggestions

Widgets have instantly proven to be the most popular iOS 14 feature, allowing users to give their home screens an added layer of personalization. iOS 14 includes two built-in widget options that aim to use Siri intelligence to help further personalize your iPhone home screen widgets. Here‘s how it works. more The post iOS 14: How to customize your home screen widgets with Smart Stacks and Siri Suggestions appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Google now lets you set Gmail as the default mail app on iOS 14

As promised on Friday, iOS 14 users can now set Gmail as the default mail app on iPhones and iPads. This follows a handful of updates from Google to support the latest version of Apple‘s mobile operating system. more The post Google now lets you set Gmail as the default mail app on iOS 14 appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Apple Watch Series 6 teardown reveals bigger battery and Taptic Engine, slimmer design

The Apple Watch Series 6 packs several notable changes to its internal design, as detailed in a new teardown from from iFixit. The teardown highlights the removal of Force Touch, as well as slightly larger battery, thinner design, and more. more The post Apple Watch Series 6 teardown reveals bigger battery and Taptic Engine, slimmer design appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Best Apple Watch Series 6 bands for any style and budget

Apple Watch Series 6 was officially announced recently alongside a new, lower-priced, Apple Watch SE. Of course, Apple is still shipping a band with purchase and is still charging 49 or more for a replacement or alternative style. So in true 9to5 fashion, we‘re here to show you the best third-party Apple Watch Series 6 bands. Thankfully, the slug hasn‘t changed on this year‘s models, so the latest Watches will continue to work

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iOS 14 adoption rapidly outpacing iOS 13 as users react to widgets, PIP, and more

iOS 14 launched just last Wednesday, September 16, and comes with a number of new features that are proving very popular with users including home screen widgets, picture in picture support, and much more. And data is backing that up as iOS 14 adoption is approaching an impressive 30% in just five days while iOS 13 hit 20% last year after seven days. more The post iOS 14 adoption rapidly outpacing iOS 13 as users react to widgets, PIP, and more

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Today at Apple and Girls Who Code hosting virtual Sisterhood Story Sessions in October

Today at Apple will host a week of virtual sessions this October to celebrate Day of the Girl, an international observance that recognizes the challenges girls face and promotes empowerment. The online creative sessions are a collaboration with Girls Who Code, a nonprofit organization that equips young women with the technology skills they need to succeed. more The post Today at Apple and Girls Who Code hosting virtual Sisterhood Story Sessions

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Apple releases first public beta of iOS 14.2

Apple is releasing the first beta of iOS 14.2 to public beta testers today. This comes after the release to developers last week, as well as last week‘s release of iOS 14 to everyone. iOS 14.2 includes a few notable changes for iPhone users. more The post Apple releases first public beta of iOS 14.2 appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Apple releasing first public beta of iOS 14.2 today

Apple is releasing the first beta of iOS 14.2 to public beta testers today. This comes after the release to developers last week, as well as last week‘s release of iOS 14 to everyone. iOS 14.2 includes a few notable changes for iPhone users. more The post Apple releasing first public beta of iOS 14.2 today appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Apple Watch Series 6 Diary: How I‘m making my upgrade decision

The Apple Watch Series 6 has officially arrived, bringing new health-monitoring features, new colors, and more to the Apple Watch lineup. I‘m a die-hard Apple Watch user, but unlike my iPhone, it‘s not something I upgrade every year. Last year, I made the decision to skip the Series 5 and stick with my trusty Series 4 for another year. This time around, the addition of the blood oxygen sensor, an aging battery in my Series 4, and a d

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[Update: Available for everyone] Verizon upgrades robocall protection for iOS 14 beta users

Verizon is expanding what its Call Filter software can do to alleviate robo and spam calls. For Verizon customers who are on a Call Filter Plus plan as well as running the iOS 14 beta, the carrier is rolling out a new Silence Junk Callers feature. more The post [Update: Available for everyone] Verizon upgrades robocall protection for iOS 14 beta users appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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AirPods Pro is 199 in today‘s best deals, Apple Watch Series 6/SE price drops continue, more

Today‘s best deals include AirPods Pro at 199, latest Apple Watches up to 200 off, and Anker has a fresh sale at Amazon. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more The post AirPods Pro is 199 in today‘s best deals, Apple Watch Series 6/SE price drops continue, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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QR codes bring helpful context to the Apple Store experience

The Apple Store experience in 2020 has been defined by COVID-19 safety measures. But in the background, Apple has been steadily iterating on new ways to educate customers through improved store navigation. QR codes and NFC tags are beginning to serve an important role in how we shop and receive support. more The post QR codes bring helpful context to the Apple Store experience appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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9to5Mac Daily: September 21, 2020 iPhone 12 naming rumors, 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 Direct Mail: Create and send great looking email newsletters with Direct Mail, an easy to use email marketing app for the Mac. Get started for free and save 10% when you sign up for any pricing plan.

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TikTok owner ByteDance contradicts Trump claims about Oracle deal

Just as we thought the TikTok saga might finally be coming to an end, ByteDance has contradicted two claims made by Trump about the Oracle deal more The post TikTok owner ByteDance contradicts Trump claims about Oracle deal appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Europe hasn‘t appealed Apple‘s Irish tax ruling; deadline is Friday

The Irish tax ruling in July went in Apple‘s favor, with the court finding that the European Union had failed to prove that the tax deal Ireland offered to Apple was illegal, and therefore the company did not owe 13B (15B) in back taxes. It was widely predicted at the time that the EU would appeal the case. However, the deadline for doing so is this Friday, September 25, and so far no appeal has been lodged more The post Europe hasn&lsqu

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Report: New 5.4-inch iPhone to be called ‘iPhone 12 mini‘

The anonymous Twitter leaker l0vetodream today tweeted the names of the upcoming iPhone 12 phones. He says that the new iPhone lineup will be called iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. The iPhone 12 is expected to be officially announced by Apple in October. These brand names have been circling around the rumor mill for a while, but l0vetodream has built up a good track record of accuracy this year, making this leak p

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