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Apple offers ways to ‘Serve Your Community‘ along with other MLK focused content

In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Apple has shared a few editorials on the iOS App Store in addition to featuring a homepage photo and quote on its website. The top billed story isServe Your Community,which looks to help users give back by highlighting several apps and services. more

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Tencent restoring WeChat tipping to creators after Apple blocked feature last year

Apple and Tencent have reportedly reached an agreement that will allow customers in China to once again tip content creators using WeChat, according to The Wall Street Journal. Apple effectively blocked the feature last year when it demanded 30% of the revenue from donations. more

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Hyper‘s combo 8-in-1 USB-C Hub + 7.5W Qi wireless charger & iPhone stand goes up for preorder

First announced during CES, Hyper‘s new combo 8-in-1 USB-C Hub for Mac with a built-in 7.5W Qi Wireless charger and stand for iPhone officially goes up for preorder today on Kickstarter. more

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Apple Pay Progress: Gas pumps, ATMs, person-to-person, more

Apple Pay in the United States has gradually become more of a wallet replacement now more than ever. My experience with Apple‘s mobile payment service has dramatically improved in the last yearthanks to new features and greater adoption more

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Utility that allows favicons in Safari‘s tab bar updated with new fixes and features

Daniel Alm‘s Faviconographer utility, a handy Safari-centric tool that allows favicons in the browser‘s tab bar, has received its first update. Version 1.1 of Faviconographer brings several improvements and bug fixes to the table. more

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Vikings-Saints NFL game caused Apple Watch elevated heart rate alerts for fans

Last night‘s post season Vikings vs. Saints game was so thrilling and intense, many Apple Watch users received warnings about abnormally high heart rates, a potential precursor to a heart attack. more

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9to5Toys Lunch Break: AirPods + 30 Gift Card 159, August HomeKit Door Lock 135, MacBook Backpack 34, more

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web bysigning up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on:Twitter,RSS Feed,Facebook,Google+andSafari push notifications. more

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Starting with 2019 Avalon, Toyota finally bringing CarPlay to select vehicles

After initially planning to support CarPlay, and then later backtracking on those plans, Toyota has had an interesting relationship with Apple‘s in-car interface. Today, however, marks a notable change in the Japanese automaker‘s stance. During the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Toyota officially announced that CarPlay will appear in its upcoming 2019 Avalon sedans. more

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Apple celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day with homepage photo & timely quote

Apple is celebratingMartin Luther King Jr. Day with a full-page photo and a quote on its homepage. The time is always right to do what is right. more

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Comment: As app-based ‘Open Banking‘ hits UK, USA is likely follow suit

One of the biggest shake-ups to the way that consumers manage their finances launched in the UK this weekend. Known as Open Banking, it means that you‘ll no longer be limited to using whatever apps your bank chooses to make available, but can instead manage your accounts from a wide variety of third-party apps. It‘s been possible for some time to use third-party apps to analyse your spending, and even perform some financial transactio

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A decade without discs: The original MacBook Air turns 10 today

The first new product Steve Jobs announced after taking the stage for the Macworld 2008 keynote was Time Capsule, a router and wireless backup solution designed to work with Time Machine, Apple‘s then new backup software. Jobs would talk about another kind of time machine before the keynote was over: the MacBook Air. Announced on January 15th, 2008 - 10 years ago today - the original MacBook Air gave us a glimpse into the future of Apple&ls

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Apple included in planned class action suit against Intel & ARM for CPU vulnerabilities

After Apple‘s confirmation that all Mac and iOS devices are affected by the Spectre Meltdown vulnerabilities, it was only a matter of time before the company was hit by a class action lawsuit more

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iOS App Store will be bigger than entire worldwide movie industry sometime this year

Following Apple‘s announcement of record-breaking app sales in the holiday shopping season, Asymco‘sHorace Dediu did some number-crunching, and came up with some surprising facts. Not least among them is the clear pointer that iOS app sales will be worth more than the entire worldwide movie industry at some point this year more

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Digitimes reports no major MacBook Pro update expected in 2018

Digitimes today reports that Apple is reallocating MacBook Pro orders from Quanta to Foxconn in order to lower costs and reduce risks. The company is willing to shift production this year reportedly because Apple does not have a major hardware update for MacBook Pro in the pipeline for this year. This means that supply of 2017 MacBook Pro will remain strong even if Foxconn encounters yield and quality control problems whilst it ramps up. Apple fi

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iPhone 7 Plus was 2nd best-selling phone in China in 2017, Apple only foreign brand in top 10

A new research note from Counterpoint shows that whilst Apple‘s dominance in China is not as high as its peak, it is the only foreign smartphone brand that matters in the region. iPhone 7 Plus was the no.2 best selling handset across all of 2017, and the smaller iPhone 7 took fifth place (via CNBC). China‘s propensity towards larger-screened phones is shown by the Plus‘ popularity compared to the regular iPhone 7. Apple was the

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Latest Apple Park drone footage shows landscaping & final touches starting to take shape

As we head into 2018, Apple is continuing final touches on its new Apple Park headquarters. Today, new drone footage from Duncan Sinefield shows the work Apple has completed over recent months, as well as areas where work continues more

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Logic Pros: What‘s new in iOS & Mac music production this week

This is the place to catch up on all the biggest product announcements, hardware, apps, synths,Logic/GarageBand instruments and so much more in the world of iOS and Mac music production. Ahead of NAMM 2018, we are starting to see more hardware products announced/come available. Moog‘s new semi-modular DFAM, Waldorf‘s string/vocoder synth, another clone from Behringer, new iOS/Mac instruments and much more are making news this week. m

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As HomePod release looms, new study shows smart speaker market gaining traction

As Apple fans eagerly await the launch of the HomePod this year, the smart speaker market as a whole is booming. According to new research from NPR and Edison Research, one in six Americans now own some sort of smart speaker up 128 percent compared to January 2017 more

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PSA: Hawaii officials confirm ‘ballistic missile threat‘ emergency alert sent to iPhones was false alarm

People in Hawaii woke up to a terrifying emergency alert sent to iPhones and other devices that officials now say was sent in error. more

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Apple‘s latest iPad Pro ads showcase augmented reality & more

Following the new iPhone X ad yesterday, Apple today has shared two new segments for the iPad Pro. The ads highlight the device‘s augmented reality capabilities, as well as note taking with Apple Pencil more

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iMac Pro sees its biggest discount yet, down to 3,999 from Micro Center

After its first discount earlier this week, Apple‘s all-new iMac Pro is seeing yet another price cut this time a much bigger one. Available through MicroCenter retail stores, you can get the entry-level iMac Pro for 3,999. That‘s a full 1,000 off the retail price and the best discount we‘ve seen on the machine to date. more

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How to live stream the NFL playoffs on your iPhone & iPad

Following Wild Card Weekend last week, the NFL playoffs continue this weekend with divisional games. Yahoo Sports will be streaming all four of the games this weekend and next, and you can watch directly from your iPhone and iPad more

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This week‘s top stories: CES 2018, HomePod release speculation, iPhone SE 2, and more

In this week‘s top stories:Apple releases more Spectre fixes, CES 2018, iPhone SE 2 rumors, Apple starts selling mesh Wi-Fi systems, and more. Read on for all of this week‘s top stories and more more

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More US lawmakers demand Tim Cook answer questions on iPhone slowdown & exploding batteries

Just days after the Senate Commerce Committee chairman demanded additional information from Apple regarding slowing down older iPhones, four additional U.S. House Republicans have also sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook concerning the issue more

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