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Apple Shares Full Video of March ‘It‘s Show Time‘ Event on YouTube

If you missed Apple‘s "It‘s Show Time" event that took place at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time yesterday morning, or if you just want to rewatch, the event video is now available in its entirety on YouTube. Apple‘s March event focused on services, with the company introducing multiple new products, most of which are launching later in the year. Apple debuted Apple News+, Apple Card, Apple Arcade, Apple TV+, and a revamped Apple TV

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Apple Shares Full Video of March ‘It‘s Show Time Event‘ on YouTube

If you missed Apple‘s "It‘s Show Time" event that took place at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time yesterday morning, or if you just want to rewatch, the event video is now available in its entirety on YouTube. Apple‘s March event focused on services, with the company introducing multiple new products, most of which are launching later in the year. Apple debuted Apple News+, Apple Card, Apple Arcade, Apple TV+, and a revamped Apple TV

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Apple TV Remote App for iOS Gets New Icon

Apple today updated its Apple TV Remote app, which doesn‘t receive new features very often. According to Apple‘s release notes, there‘s nothing major that‘s included in the update, but it does feature a new app icon. The prior icon was an Apple logo next to the word "TV," the branding that Apple uses for its Apple TV set-top boxes. The new logo resembles the Apple TV Remote, making it clearer what its function is. To

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Hands-On With Apple‘s New Second-Generation AirPods

Apple‘s second-generation AirPods, announced last week, started showing up on people‘s doorsteps this morning and also became available for purchase in Apple retail stores. We picked up a set of AirPods 2 to see how they compare to the original AirPods. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Second-generation AirPods actually come in two configurations: with a new Wireless Charging Case and with a Lightning-

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U.S. ITC Judge Says Apple Infringed on Qualcomm Patent, Import Ban Recommended [Updated]

A U.S. International Trade Commission judge today ruled that Apple has infringed on a Qualcomm patent with its iPhones, and has recommended that a limited exclusion order and a cease and desist order be issued against Apple. According to the ruling, Apple violated claim 1 of U.S. Patent No. 8,063,674, "multiple supply-voltage power-up/down detectors." Apple did not violate two other patents that were involved in the case, with the infringement

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Apple Arcade: What We Know So Far

Apple is working on a new gaming related service, Apple Arcade, which is going to let App Store users pay a monthly fee to get access to over 100 premium games that are being developed for the service. This guide features everything that you need to know about Apple Arcade, which is set to be released later this year. What is Apple Arcade? Apple Arcade is Apple‘s upcoming premium subscription gaming service that will let users down

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Roku CEO Talks About Apple TV+ Going Cross-Platform

Apple yesterday shared plans to bring its Apple TV app to multiple smart TVs and third-party set-top boxes, including the Amazon Fire TV and Roku. The TV app will house Apple TV+, Apple‘s upcoming streaming service for its original content when it launches later this year. Following Apple‘s announcement, Roku CEO Anthony Wood spoke to CNBC about Apple‘s decision to expand access to the TV app, expressing excitement that the c

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Twelve South Updates BookArc With Compatibility for 2018 MacBook Air

Twelve South this week announced a new update to its BookArc accessory, which now fits the MacBook Air with Retina Display that launched in October 2018. The aluminum stand also includes inserts to fit a wide range of other Apple notebooks. These include the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro (USB-C), the 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air, the 13-inch MacBook Air with Retina Display, and the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display.

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Apple Releases Updated Version of Shortcuts With New Notes-Related Actions

Apple today released an updated version of Shortcuts, introducing support for several new actions related to the Notes app. There are options for Create Note, Append to Note, Find Notes, and Show Notes, all of which can be incorporated into your shortcuts. There‘s also a new Get Numbers input action for pulling numbers from text, and Get Time Travel includes more details like route name, arrival time, and distance. You can also now tap o

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New AirPods Sound Quality Debated as Orders Begin to Arrive Around the World

Apple‘s new second-generation AirPods are beginning to arrive to customers around the world, and some early adopters have turned to the MacRumors forums and social media to share their first impressions of the earphones. The new AirPods unboxed via Reddit user Lachlanhunt The new AirPods have the same outward design as the original and remain available in white only. Apple continues to include a one-meter Lightning to USB-A cable in the

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U.S. ITC Judge Says Apple Infringed on Qualcomm Patent, Import Ban Recommended

A U.S. International Trade Commission judge today ruled that Apple has infringed on a Qualcomm patent with its iPhones, and has recommended that a limited exclusion order and a cease and desist order be issued against Apple. According to the ruling, Apple violated claim 1 of U.S. Patent No. 8,063,674, "multiple supply-voltage power-up/down detectors." Apple did not violate two other patents that were involved in the case, with the infringement

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Apple News is Crashing for Some Users on iOS 12.2 and macOS 10.14.4 [Fixed]

Following yesterday‘s release of iOS 12.2 and macOS 10.14.4, and the launch of the Apple News+ subscription service for magazines and newspapers, some users are reporting that the Apple News app is crashing on both platforms. The issue has been noted by readers in the MacRumors forums and on social media platforms like Twitter and Reddit since early Tuesday. Apple appears to have informed some customers that it is aware of the problem

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Apple Ends Support for Funding Person-to-Person Payments With Credit Cards, Renames Apple Pay Cash to ‘Apple Cash‘

Apple yesterday began sending emails to Apple Pay customers, warning them about new changes to the service that are taking effect immediately with iOS 12.2 and watchOS 5.2. With the updates, Apple has ended support for sending money through Apple Pay Cash using a credit card (that isn‘t the upcoming Apple Card). Previously, users could link their credit card to fund person-to-person payments in Messages, which are then linked to Apple

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Spotify Continues Push Against Apple Podcasts With Third Podcast Acquisition

Spotify today announced its latest acquisition, this one related to a podcast company called Parcast (via Reuters). This marks Spotify‘s third podcast-related acquisition in two months, and represents the company‘s ongoing plan to boost the music streaming platform as a hub for podcasts that can compete with Apple Podcasts. Last month, Spotify purchased Gimlet Media for 300 million, acquiring the company‘s big-name podcasts

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How to Use the ‘Hey Siri‘ Command With AirPods (2nd Generation)

Apple refreshed its AirPods wireless earbuds in March 2019, adding a number of new features that set it apart from the previous generation AirPods. One of those features is the ability to summon Siri entirely handsfree, allowing you to speak a variety of commands and ask questions. With the first-generation AirPods, you had to use the default double tap gesture on the left or right earpiece to activate Siri before you could start talking. Bu

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Apple Music Surpasses 40 Million Installs on Android Devices

More than 40 million Android smartphone owners around the world have now installed the Apple Music app from the Google Play Store, according to data shared this week by Sensor Tower. It‘s projected that Apple Music will see 3.8 million installs on Android devices by the end of Q1 2019, up from 3.3 million in Q4 2018 and a year-over-year increase of 65 percent. Apple has been able to grow its Android user base for Apple Music in mid-

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Apple Pay is Coming Soon to Austria

Austria‘s largest bank Erste Bank und Sparkasse today announced that Apple Pay is "coming soon" with a teaser on its Twitter account. Apple Pay has been gradually expanding across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The service launched in Belgium and Kazakhstan in November, made its long-awaited debut in Germany in December, and became available in the Czech Republic and Saudi Arabia last month. It looks like Austria will soon follow.

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How to Wirelessly Charge Your AirPods

Apple in March launched second-generation AirPods that include several new features over the original models, including the ability to wirelessly charge using third-party charging pads. Apple also launched a Wireless Charging Case for use with first-generation AirPods, so if you bought a pair of new AirPods with Wireless Charging Case, or you purchased a Wireless Charging Case separately, then keep reading to learn how the charging procedure

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Austria‘s Largest Bank Says Apple Pay is Coming Soon

Austria‘s largest bank Erste Bank und Sparkasse today announced that Apple Pay is "coming soon" with a teaser on its Twitter account. Apple Pay has been gradually expanding across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The service launched in Belgium and Kazakhstan in November, made its long-awaited debut in Germany in December, and became available in the Czech Republic and Saudi Arabia last month. It looks like Austria will soon follow.

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Apple Music App for Android Updated With Refreshed Browse Tab and Chromebook Support

Apple has updated its Apple Music app for Android devices, introducing the redesigned Browse tab that debuted on iOS last week and new support for Chromebooks. The new Browse tab has been tweaked to highlight an assortment of different playlists from various musical genres to make discovery quicker and easier. Android users will now find Apple‘s "Daily Top 100" playlist featured prominently at the top of the section, just below the tra

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How to Set Up and Connect Your New AirPods (2nd Generation)

Apple in March debuted second-generation AirPods, featuring several updates over the original massively popular wireless earbuds of the same name. If you‘ve just received a pair of Apple‘s new earbuds, you‘ll be raring to use them to listen to music, take phone calls, use Siri, and more. Keep reading to learn how to set up and connect them to your devices. Update Your Software As mentioned, Apple‘s second-generat

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Apple News+ Guide: Everything You Need to Know

Apple at its March event introduced a new subscription service for Apple News, called Apple News+. Apple News+ is a new subscription service in the Apple News app that lets you access magazines and paywalled content from some news sites. You have to pay a subscription fee to access Apple News+, and it is an add-on service that lives right alongside Apple‘s existing free Apple News content. This guide covers everything that you need to kn

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iOS 12.2 Suggests ECG App May Be Coming to UK and Other European Countries With watchOS 5.2

After installing iOS 12.2, some Apple Watch Series 4 owners in the UK are seeing new ECG screens that suggest ECG functionality will expand to the Apple Watch in the country when watchOS 5.2 is released. MacRumors readers Sam and Chris have seen ECG setup screens in the Apple Watch and Health apps on the iPhone after installing iOS 12.2. The app is not, however, available on the Apple Watch in the UK right now because Apple hasn‘t yet re

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Apple Releases macOS Mojave 10.14.4 With Safari Automatic Dark Mode and Apple News+ Support

Apple today released macOS Mojave 10.14.4, the fourth update to the macOS Mojave operating system that first launched in September. macOS 10.14.4 comes more than two months after the release of macOS Mojave 10.14.3, a minor bug fix update. macOS Mojave 10.14.4 can be downloaded by going to the "Software Update" section of System Preferences. The update is free for all Mac users who have a machine that supports it. macOS Mojave 10.14.4 int

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