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Apple in Final Talks to Produce Martin Scorsese‘s ‘Killers of the Flower Moon‘

Apple is in final talks with Paramount to co-finance and produce "Killers of the Flower Moon," a Martin Scorsese film that has Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro attached, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film will cost upwards of 150 million, a price tag that led the project‘s backers to look for ways to mitigate its cost. MGM and Netflix were also potentially interested. "Killers of the Flower Moon" is based on the David

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Leaker Shares Details on ‘iPhone 13‘ Camera

The next-generation iPhone 12 lineup coming in fall 2020 isn‘t out yet, but Fudge (@choco_bit), a leaker who sometimes shares information on upcoming Apple devices, today offered up details on what Apple has in store for the 2021 iPhone 13‘s camera setup. A simple design drawing depicts a device with a four camera array, which Fudge claims will have the following features: 64-megapixel wide-angle lens with 1x optical zoom an

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Apple Acquired Machine Learning Startup Inductiv for Siri Improvements

Apple recently purchased Ontario-based machine learning startup Inductiv for the purpose of improving Siri, reports Bloomberg. Apple confirmed the purchase with one of its typical acquisition statements: "Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans." Inductiv‘s engineering team joined Apple after the acquisition to work on Siri, machine learning, and data science at

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Prototype Third-Gen iPod Touch With Rear Camera Shown Off in New Photos

Prior to when Apple released the third-generation iPod touch in September of 2009, it explored a prototype version that had a centered rear camera, a feature the iPod touch ultimately did not launch with. Giulio Zompetti, a developer who collects Apple device prototypes, today shared some photos of the third-generation iPod touch with rear camera, giving us a clear look at the design variation that Apple tested. Best unit of my whole coll

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Apple Stops Signing iOS 13.4.1 Following Release of iOS 13.5

Following the release of iOS 13.5 on May 20, Apple has stopped signing iOS 13.4.1, which means downgrading to that version of iOS is no longer possible. iOS 13.4.1 was a minor update that addressed a bug that prevented devices running iOS 13.4 from participating in FaceTime calls with devices running iOS 9.3.6 and earlier. Apple routinely stops signing older versions of software updates after new releases come out in order to encourage cust

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New Software Lets Your Canon Camera Be Used as a Webcam for a Mac

Camera manufacturer Canon today announced that its EOS Webcam Utility Beta software is now available for macOS users in addition to PC users. The software is designed to allow some EOS Interchangeable Lens Cameras and PowerShot cameras to be converted into a webcam through a USB connection. The macOS-compatible software solution requires a single USB plug to connect the compatible camera to the computer. After the software is downloaded a

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Anker Launches 100 24K Gold-Plated USB-C to Lightning Cable

Anker, a brand normally known for its well-made, affordable accessories for Apple devices, has debuted a new 100 24K gold-plated USB-C to Lightning cable. According to Anker, the cable, which is in the PowerLine+ III family, features a "Special Edition Gold Design" that‘s "bold yet elegant" with the aforementioned gold-plated cable heads and matching braided gold and black cable. The braided design has a 35,000 bend lifespan, and

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Testing Anker‘s 79 Soundcore ‘Spirit Dot 2‘ Wireless Earbuds

Anker, known for its line of iPhone accessories, has a brand called "Soundcore" to sell audio accessories like earbuds. In our latest YouTube video, we checked out the new Soundcore Spirit Dot 2 wire-free earbuds, which are much more affordable than most other wire-free options at 79. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The Spirit Dot 2 earbuds look similar to many other wire-free earbuds on the market with a stemles

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Apple Could Be Planning Redesigned Leather Loop Apple Watch Band

Apple is working on a redesigned version of the Leather Loop band that could be as soon as next month, according to leaked information shared today on Reddit and by 9to5Mac. The updated bands appear to have more distinct ridges that do not extend to the edge of the band and for some colors, accent edging in a different color. The photos shared on Reddit depict the bands in brown with two colors of accent edging, red, orange, black, and blue.

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Sonnet‘s Fusion Flex J3i Mount Lets You Add Up to Three Internal Drives to Your Mac Pro

Sonnet today announced the upcoming launch of its Fusion Flex J3i internal drive mount for the 2019 Mac Pro, which lets users add up to three SATA storage drives to their machines. Sonnet isn‘t the only company to launch an internal drive mount for the new Mac Pro, and Apple itself sells Promise‘s Pegasus J2i system that lets you add two drives, but Sonnet says it‘s the first to let users add three drives right inside the M

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Skullcandy Launches Four New Headphones With Built-In Tile Bluetooth Tracking Support

Skullcandy today announced a series of four new wireless headphones that include Tile‘s Bluetooth tracking technology. The headphones are called the Push Ultra (99.99), Indy Evo (79.99), Indy Fuel (99.99), and Sesh Evo (59.99). The Push Ultra headphones are one of the more expensive Skullcandy headphones launching today, with 40 hours of battery life, a wireless charging case, IP67 sweat and water resistance, and an over-ear hook desig

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Samsung Expected to Provide Nearly 80% of OLED Displays for iPhone 12 Lineup [Updated]

Despite Apple‘s focus on diversifying its suppliers for various components in its products, Samsung Display is expected to still provide nearly 80 percent of the OLED displays used in this year‘s "iPhone 12" lineup, according to a preview of a DigiTimes report that will be published in full tomorrow. Samsung Display has obtained nearly 80% of the overall panel orders for Apple‘s next-generation iPhone series tentatively dubbe

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YouTube Kids Now Available on Apple TV

The popular YouTube Kids app is now available on Apple TV, making it easier to access the platform‘s kid-friendly video content on bigger screens. YouTube Kids uses a combination of automated filters, human review, and parent feedback to offer a safer environment for kids to watch videos. Parental controls offer additional customization, from allowing only parent-approved collections to be viewed and age-level ratings, to screen time l

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Custom-Configured Macs Now Available in India

Mac users in India now have the option of custom configuring their machines, offering significantly greater options as Apple seeks to increase its presence in the country, reports TechCrunch. ‘This is a very huge deal,‘ said Preshit Deorukhkar, a Mumbai-based executive who closely tracks Apple development. ‘Previously, there was no real way to get a built-to-order or configure-to-order Mac in India. So you were stuck with the

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Deals: Woot‘s Newest Refurbished iPhone Sale Starts at 40 for iPhone 5s

Woot‘s newest refurbished sale has a collection of older iPhone models at a discounted price. This includes the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, and iPhone 5s. The iPhone 5 and 5c were included in the sale, but have already sold out. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Woot. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. Specifical

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Facebook Launches ‘Catchup‘ Audio Calling App

Facebook is testing a new app that‘s designed to help friends and families in the U.S. to coordinate phone calls or set up group calls with up to eight people. "Catchup," built by Facebook‘s internal R&D group, differs from other group chat apps, in that the calls are audio-only, not video, and displays users‘ status to indicate they‘re available to talk. Catching up has never been this easy. See who‘s availabl

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HBO Max Now Available on Apple TV and iOS Devices

HBO Max launched today, and is now available on Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad. WarnerMedia‘s new streaming service, which replaces HBO Now, combines HBO content with shows and films from Warner Bros and Turner TV. The service is available as a native app on the Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K, but second and third-generation Apple TV owners will need to AirPlay HBO Max content from an iOS device to the TV to watch. New HBO Max customers wh

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Quibi for iPhone Gains AirPlay Support for Streaming to the Big Screen

Quibi has added AirPlay support, allowing iPhone users to stream content from the short-form mobile video service to Apple TV and AirPlay-compatible smart TVs. Quibi features "movie quality" original shows that are framed to fit phone screens and come in episodes of 10 minutes or less to cater for on-the-go lifestyles. The service first announced it would offer support for streaming protocols in May, but didn‘t specifically mention App

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Fraggle Rock is Coming to Apple TV+ After Apple Purchases Streaming Rights for Old Episodes and Orders Reboot

Apple has acquired exclusive streaming rights to all 96 episodes of "Fraggle Rock," and has ordered a reboot of the series, reports Vulture. Apple in April unveiled "Fraggle Rock: Rock On," a shortform show from the Jim Henson Company that featured characters from the "Fraggle Rock" series. Apple has now inked a more extensive deal that will include a formal reboot of "Fraggle Rock" with full-length episodes. The new series will feature o

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First App Using Apple and Google‘s Exposure Notification API Launches in Switzerland

The first app that takes advantage of the Exposure Notification API developed by Apple and Google has launched in Switzerland, according to a report from the BBC. A team of app developers working on contact tracing app called SwissCovid have rolled out the app in a beta capacity for members of the Swiss army, hospital workers, and civil servants. After the app is tested and approved by MPs, it will see a wider public rollout, which could hap

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Apple Releases macOS Catalina 10.15.5 With Battery Health Management Features, Fix for Finder Freezing

Apple today released macOS Catalina 10.15.5, the fifth update to the macOS Catalina operating system that was released in October 2019. macOS Catalina 10.15.5 comes two months after the launch of macOS Catalina 10.15.4, which introduced Screen Time Communication Limits. macOS Catalina 10.15.5 is a free update that can be downloaded from the Mac App Store using the Update feature in the System Preferences app. The macOS Catalina 10.15.5 up

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Belkin‘s Speaker + Wireless Charger and 3-in-1 Charging Dock Now Available for Purchase

Belkin today announced that several of its new wireless charging accessories that first debuted at CES are now available for purchase on Amazon and from other third-party retailers. The Soundform Elite Smart Speaker + Wireless Charger, priced at 300, combines wireless charging capabilities with speaker technology from Devialet. It looks a bit like a HomePod with the top cut off to provide a wireless charging spot for an iPhone, and it works

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Apple‘s iPhone 11 Was the Most Popular Smartphone in Q1 2020

Apple‘s iPhone 11 was the most in-demand smartphone during the first quarter of 2020, even as the world weathered a global pandemic, according to new research shared today by research firm Omdia. Apple shipped an estimated 19.5 million iPhone 11 models during the quarter, thanks to the more affordable price tag of the device along with its robust feature set."For more than five years--even amid shifting conditions in the wireless marke

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Apple Reopening ~100 More Retail Stores in the U.S. This Week With Focus on Curbside Pickup and Storefront Service

Apple is planning to approximately 100 more retail stores in the United States this week in states that include California, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Texas, and more. Apple first began reopening stores in the United States on May 11, and right around 25 stores have opened up at the current time. Many of the Apple Stores that will be reopening starting tomorrow will be limited to store pickups and repairs. In the Bay Area where Apple is l

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