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Apple‘s all-new iMac Pro is now available, first orders arriving Dec 27

Apple originally debuted its new iMac Pro back at WWDC in June, saying it would be available in December. After the grueling 6 month wait, the iMac Pro is officially available from Apple. Prices start at 4,999 and the first orders arriving December 27th. more

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Hands-on: Final Cut Pro 10.4 adds 360 VR, advanced color grading, HDR support, and more [Video]

Today is a big day for creative professionals in the Apple ecosystem. Not only does it mark the launch of the new iMac Pro, a powerful all-in-one beast specifically built with professional creatives in mind, but it also marks the launch of the next major version of Final Cut Pro X. Although this latest Final Cut Pro X update brings it to version 10.4, don‘t be fooled into thinking it contains only minor features or bug fixes. On the contrar

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Disney buying most of 21st Century Fox in deal worth around 66B; includes Hulu stake

Walt Disney has announced a deal to buy most of 21st Century Fox in a deal worth around 66B, made up of 52.4B in stock and about 13.7B in net debt. The purchase excludes Fox News, Fox Business and Fox Sports, but includes all of the entertainment assets, including Fox‘s 30% stake in Hulu. Coupled to Disney‘s existing 30% share, that would give the company a controlling interest more

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SoundCloud announces new home experience with focus on personalized recommendations

SoundCloud has announced a brand new home experience‘ with a new look and a focus on personalized recommendations as it seeks to work its way out of its financial troubles. With over 170 million tracks, there‘s always something new to stream, share, or get stuck in your head on SoundCloud. For listeners who want to discover music first, the new SoundCloud home serves up curated recommendations, personalized playlists, and exclusive cu

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Twitterrific 5 updated with power-saving true black theme for iPhone X, and more

The Iconfactory has updated Twitterific 5 for iPhone to include a true black theme primarily aimed at iPhone X users. In addition to the visual appeal, OLED screens don‘t need to power black areas, so it will also save battery-life more

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Apple‘s 390M deal with Finisar is advance orders, not investment; helps lock out competitors

Finisar has clarified that the 390M contribution from Apple‘s Advanced Manufacturing Fund announced yesterday is not an investment in the company, but rather an agreed payment for anticipated future orders. The company makesvertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs), which are a key part of the Face ID system used in the iPhone X, as well as enabling Animoji. As with the 200M Corning deal earlier in the year, the 390M commitment isn&l

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Here are all of the airports and malls that support indoor maps in iOS 11

iOS 11 introduced a new indoor mapping feature that offers walking directions through a variety of different airports and malls. Apple has been slowly rolling out support for additional buildings, but changes and additions have been hard to track more

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Redbox announces new On Demand service w/ Apple TV app launching in ‘coming weeks‘

Update: Redbox now says the Apple TV app will be ready in the coming weeks. In a statement to BestAppleTV.com: ‘Currently, consumers can use Airplay with Apple TV to watch rented or purchased content,‘ company spokeswoman Kate Brennan told BESTAppleTV.com. ‘An Apple TV app is launching in the coming weeks.‘ Redbox today officially launched its streaming video on-demand service. Originally known for its rental kiosks, Redbo

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Redbox launches new On Demand service w/ iOS & Apple TV applications

Redbox today officially launched its streaming video on-demand service. Originally known for its rental kiosks, Redbox has suffered from stagnant growth as streaming video has become many people‘s go-to for consuming content. The new Redbox On Demand service is accessible via iOS and Apple TV more

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Jeff Williams says Apple is prepared to invest more than 1B in US manufacturers

Earlier today, Apple announced that it is investing 390 million in U.S. manufacturer Finisar as part of its billion dollar Advanced Manufacturing Fund. Speaking to CNBC, however, Apple COO Jeff Williams says we shouldn‘t read too much into that 1 billion fund more

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Gift Guide: Great gear and accessories to make traveling a breeze

Whether you‘re thinking of your own wish list or looking for gifts for others, picking up some gear to make traveling easier and more fun are sure to be appreciated. Follow along for options from 10 that are useful for traveling near or far. more

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Spotify again attacks Apple for its gatekeeper-like policies

Spotify and other digital companies are again accusing Apple of unfair tactics. As reported by the Financial Times, Spotify, Deezer, and other digital platforms are urging EU regulators to put new policies in place in order to help smaller companies compete with the likes of Apple and Amazon more

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9to5Toys Last Call: 15-inch MacBook Pro 512GB 300 off, August HomeKit Lock 130, djay Pro for iOS 5, more

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Apple releases first iOS 11.2.5, watchOS 4.2.2, and tvOS 11.2.5 betas

Apple has released new beta versions of iOS, watchOS, and tvOS for developers to test. iOS 11.2.5, watchOS 4.2.2, and tvOS 11.2.5 are all available now.We‘ll update to the latest versions and note any changes below. more

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How to combine multiple screenshots into a single image on iPhone

iOS 11 brought some nice improvements to screenshots, but one feature we didn‘t get was the ability to take scrolling screenshots or an integrated way to stitch them together. Let‘s take a look at an easy way to do so. more

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Marco Rubio slams Tim Cook for Apple‘s ‘desperate‘ relationship with China

Apple and Tim Cook are again under fire for their relationship with the Chinese government. Following criticism from Senators Ted Cruz and Patrick Leahy, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida today slammed Tim Cook for his appearance at the state-run World Internet Conference more

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9to5Mac Holiday Deal Hub: Exclusive deals on great Apple accessories

Welcome to 9to5Mac‘s Holiday Deal Hub, a curated list of exclusive deals that we‘ve put together for our readers this holiday shopping season. Below you‘ll find the best available deals on some great Apple accessories and gift ideas that we‘ve handpicked. Head below for all the deals! more

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iOS 11.2.1 and tvOS 11.2.1 are now available, update restores HomeKit sharing following vulnerability fix

Apple has released iOS 11.2.1 for iPhone and iPad. The software update restores remote access in HomeKit for shared users which was temporarily disabled last week to address a vulnerability in Apple‘s smart home framework that allowed unauthorized access in certain circumstances. Apple has also released tvOS 11.2.1 which is likely related to the fix. more

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iOS 11.2.1 is now available, update restores HomeKit sharing following vulnerability fix

Apple has released iOS 11.2.1 for iPhone and iPad. The software update restores remote access in HomeKit for shared users which was temporarily disabled last week to address a vulnerability in Apple‘s smart home framework that allowed unauthorized access in certain circumstances. more

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9to5Toys Lunch Break: 15-inch MacBook Pro 512GB 300 off, August HomeKit Lock 130, djay Pro for iOS 5, more

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T-Mobile acquires Layer3 TV, hypes plan to launch ‘un-carrier‘ video service next year

T-Mobile has today shared that it will be entering the TV market next year with its own streaming service. To make this possible, the carrier has announced that it is acquiringLayer3 TV, which refers to itself as a next generation cable company. more

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Comment: Did Apple buy Shazam for the data, and if so, what now?

Apple is a rich company, but even so, a rumored 400M is a lot of money to spend on buying a single app. So some eyebrows were raised when Apple confirmed its acquisition of Shazam earlier this week. Shazam already powers Siri‘s music recognition, so will at least be saving the ongoing licensing fee it paid for this, but what could justify spending so much money on the app ? more

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Hi-resolution streaming music service Tidal running out of cash, may close next year

Lossless streaming music service Tidal is reported to be running out of cash, having run up losses of around 44M last year. Jay-Z and other owners are said to have lost more than half a billion dollars in all. Norway‘s Dagens Nringslivsays that the company now has only enough cash to last it six months, raising the prospect of the service closing down by the summer despite a 200M investment by Sprint more

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Pollution-monitoring app sees 196 Apple suppliers face action for violating environmental rules

An app which scrapes pollution data from government websites in China has resulted in 196 Apple suppliers facing action from the iPhone maker over breaches of its environmental rules. Some of those suppliers have been axed altogether. The environmental activist behind the Blue Map app says that giving access to the data to companies like Apple and Wal-Mart has proved more effective than trying to get the government to take action more

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