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Apple Donating 10 to National Park Foundation for Every Apple Store Apple Pay Purchase From August 17 to 25

Apple today sent out emails to customers about its latest Apple Pay promo, which will see the company donating 10 to the National Park Foundation for Apple Pay purchases made from the Apple Store. From August 17 to August 25, Apple will make a 10 donation with every Apple Pay purchase made at any Apple retail store, the Apple.com website, or the Apple Store app. The National Park Foundation is the charitable partner of the National Park S

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Apple Employees Testing Apple Arcade Ahead of Launch

Apple Arcade, Apple‘s upcoming subscription-based gaming service, was first introduced in March and is set to launch this fall. Ahead of the upcoming launch, Apple has debuted an early access program for its employees, with screenshots and details shared by 9to5Mac this morning. Apple employees are able to access Apple Arcade for 0.49 per month, with a one month free trial available. Apple Arcade games will be available on the Mac,

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New Ceramic and Titanium Apple Watch Models Uncovered in watchOS 6 Beta

New leaked assets from the watchOS 6 beta suggest Apple plans to launch new ceramic and titanium Apple Watch models as early as next month. Discovered by iHelpBR, the assets belong to the initial Apple Watch setup screen animation, which resembles the rear design of the watch including the model type and the words "Designed by Apple in California." The firmware assets clearly reference a 44mm titanium case and a 44mm ceramic case. iHelp

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Top Stories: ‘iPhone 11 Pro‘ Rumors, iOS 13 Beta 7, Apple Card Hands-On

We‘re just a few weeks away from the unveiling of this year‘s iPhone lineup as well as the official release of iOS 13 and Apple‘s other new operating system versions, and we‘re continuing to hear hardware rumors as Apple tidies up its software. Apple Card continues to roll out to more users in the U.S., while there‘s a new controversy over Apple preventing users of its latest iPhones with batteries replaced outsid

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App Developers Claim Apple‘s iOS 13 Location Tracking Changes Are Anti-Competitive

Apple in iOS 13 made changes to the way location tracking permissions work, and there‘s no longer an option for apps to ask to "Always Allow" location tracking. Instead, Apple allows users to select "Allow While Using the App," "Allow Once," or "Don‘t Allow," which some app creators have taken offense to. The leaders of seven companies that make apps for iOS devices banded together to write an email to Apple CEO Tim Cook to speak o

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Hands-On With CarPlay in iOS 13: Everything That‘s New

Along with many new features for the iPhone and the iPad, iOS 13 brings updates to CarPlay, overhauling the interface for the first time in years and adding useful new functionality. In our latest YouTube video, we went hands-on with CarPlay in iOS 13 to give MacRumors readers an idea of what‘s new with Apple‘s in-car platform. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. CarPlay in iOS 13 has a redesigned and re

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MacRumors Giveaway: Win a 61W USB-C Power Adapter and USB-C to Lightning Cable From RAVPower

For this week‘s giveaway, we‘ve teamed up with RAVPower to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a 61W USB-C Power Adapter and a USB-C to Lightning cable, which can be used to fast charge an iPhone or an iPad. You can also use the USB-C Power Adapter for charging a Mac or an iPad Pro when combined with a USB-C to USB-C cable. RAVPower‘s latest 61W PD USB-C charger uses gallium nitrate (GaN) technology, which allows it

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Review: Satechi‘s Dual Smart Outlet Offers HomeKit Compatibility and Power Monitoring

Satechi this summer launched its first HomeKit-compatible product, the Dual Smart Outlet, a HomeKit plug that turns dumb appliances and electronics into smart electronics that can work alongside other HomeKit products. There are quite a few HomeKit-enabled smart plugs on the market, but Satechi‘s version is relatively compact and offers some bells and whistles that not all HomeKit plugs provide. Design wise, the Dual Smart Outlet is

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Kuo: Apple Watch Series 5 Lineup to Launch in Fall With OLED Displays Supplied by Japan Display

Japan Display will supply OLED displays for new Apple Watch Series 5 models slated to launch in the second half of 2019, according to the latest prediction from well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In a research note with TF International Securities shared with Chinese media outlets today, Kuo forecasted that Japan Display will gradually increase its proportion of OLED display orders for the Apple Watch, starting with 15-20 percent of orders in

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Deals: Get an Exclusive 20% Off Eve Flare Discount, Shop the Best Buy Anniversary Sale, and More

As we head into the weekend, there are a few notable deals going on today that include an all-new MacRumors exclusive offer from Eve, Best Buy‘s anniversary sale with lowest-ever iPad prices, and more. Eve Flare MacRumors readers have the chance to save 20 percent on the Eve Flare lamp this month, which will bring the accessory down to 79.96, from an original price of 99.95. To see the discount, head to Eve‘s website, add the Eve

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Heart Analyzer App Gains New HR Metrics and Exportable Monthly Reports

Version 7 of Heart Analyzer was released today, and the popular third-party heart-rate app for iPhone and Apple Watch has gained some additional features for users looking for even deeper insight into their HR data. In addition to the wealth of graphs, metrics and reports already available, Heart Analyzer can now also produce monthly PDF reports on a user‘s heart rate. This exportable metric is inspired by the Apple Watch ECG reports t

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HomePod Launching in Japan and Taiwan on August 23, Pre-Orders Available Now

Apple‘s HomePod is set to launch in Japan and Taiwan next week, on Friday, August 23, Apple announced today. Ahead of the launch, Apple is accepting pre-orders through its online stores in Japan and Taiwan. The HomePod is available for 32,800 in Japan and NT9,900 in Taiwan, which is 10 to 15 higher than the price in the U.S. When the HomePod first launched in the United States in 2018, it was priced at 349, but the price was lowered to

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Apple Files Lawsuit Against Virtualization Company Corellium for Illegally Replicating iOS and Apple Apps

Apple today filed a lawsuit against Corellium, a mobile device virtualization company that supports iOS. Corellium describes itself as the "first and only platform" that offers iOS, Android, and Linux virtualization on ARM. In the lawsuit, filed today in the Southern District of Florida, Apple accuses Corellium of copyright infringement for illegally replicating the operating system and applications that run on the iPhone and the iPad. A vi

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Apple Seeds Seventh Beta of Upcoming tvOS 13 Update to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Apple today seeded seventh beta of an upcoming tvOS 13 update to developers, one week after seeding the sixth beta and two months after unveiling the tvOS 13 software at the Worldwide Developers Conference. Designed for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV, the new tvOS 13 developer beta can be downloaded onto the Apple TV via a profile that‘s installed using Xcode. tvOS 13 introduces an updated Home screen aimed at making it ea

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Apple Seeds Seventh Betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Apple today seeded the seventh betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS to developers for testing purposes, a week after releasing the sixth betas and two months after unveiling the new operating system at the Worldwide Developers Conference. Registered developers will need to download the profile for the iOS 13 and iPadOS betas from Apple‘s Developer Center. This beta, like earlier betas, can be downloaded over-the-air once the proper profile has bee

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Apple Touts U.S. Impact of 2.4 Million Jobs

Apple is directly or indirectly responsible for creating a total of 2.4 million jobs in the United States, the company announced today. Apple says that this is four times the number of American jobs that were attributable to the company compared to eight years ago, and that it is on pace to directly contribute 350 billion to the U.S. economy as announced last year. That 2.4 million figure includes Apple‘s own employees and those at

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New iPhones to Debut on September 10 According to File Found in iOS 13 Beta 7

Apple today released the seventh beta of iOS 13, and an image hidden within the update suggest Apple is going to hold an event to show off new iPhones on Tuesday, September 10. An iOS 13 screenshot in the beta, covertly named "HoldForRelease," features the Calendar app with the date set to Tuesday the 10th. The screenshot was originally found by iHelpBR, and the site points out that a similar screenshot was found last year ahead of the Se

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Siri Answers 83% of Questions Correctly in Test, Beating Alexa But Trailing Google Assistant

In an annual test comparing Google Assistant, Siri, and Alexa on smartphones, Loup Ventures‘ Gene Munster found that Siri was able to correctly answer 83 percent of questions, beating Alexa but trailing behind Google Assistant. Munster asked each digital assistant 800 questions during the test to compare how each one responded. Alexa answered 79.8 percent of questions correctly, while Google Assistant answered 92.9 percent of questions c

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What‘s New in iOS 13 Beta 7

Apple today released the seventh beta of iOS 13 to developers, bringing new bug fixes and refining iOS 13 and iPadOS features introduced in previous betas. Now that we‘re up to the seventh beta, changes and tweaks are getting much more minor, but there are still a few new things worth noting. - Folders - Folder backgrounds are once again gray, with changes made in the previous beta reverted. - Dark Mode - The Dark Mode Control Cent

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Apple Seeds Seventh Beta of Upcoming tvOS 13 Update to Developers

Apple today seeded seventh beta of an upcoming tvOS 13 update to developers, one week after seeding the sixth beta and two months after unveiling the tvOS 13 software at the Worldwide Developers Conference. Designed for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV, the new tvOS 13 developer beta can be downloaded onto the Apple TV via a profile that‘s installed using Xcode. tvOS 13 introduces an updated Home screen aimed at making it ea

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Apple Seeds Seventh Beta of watchOS 6 to Developers

Apple today seeded the seventh beta of watchOS 6, the software that runs on the Apple Watch. The new beta comes a week after the sixth beta and two months after Apple first unveiled the new watchOS update at the Worldwide Developers Conference. To install the watchOS 6 beta, you‘ll need the proper configuration profile, which can be obtained through the Apple Developer Center. Once the profile is in place, the beta can be downloaded usin

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Apple Seeds Seventh Betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS to Developers

Apple today seeded the seventh betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS to developers for testing purposes, a week after releasing the sixth betas and two months after unveiling the new operating system at the Worldwide Developers Conference. Registered developers will need to download the profile for the iOS 13 and iPadOS betas from Apple‘s Developer Center. This beta, like earlier betas, can be downloaded over-the-air once the proper profile has bee

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Deals: Twelve South‘s 15% Sitewide Sale, Anker‘s New Discounts, and AT&T‘s Latest iPhone Offers

There are a few new deals that have popped up today, including Twelve South‘s new back-to-school sale, the latest discounts from Anker, and more. We‘ve rounded up each sale below, so be sure to browse them all before they expire. Anker As always, Anker has a slew of bargains happening on Amazon this week, with sales on power banks, Bluetooth speakers, wireless chargers, and more. These accessories have had their discounts applied

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Apple Store in Zurich Moving to New Location on August 31

Apple today announced that its retail store in Zurich, the most populous city in Switzerland, will be moving at the end of the month. Apple‘s upcoming store at Rennweg 43 via MacPrime As noted by Swiss blog MacPrime, Apple Bahnhofstrasse will be relocating to Rennweg 43 on Saturday, August 31, just down the street from its current Bahnhofstrasse 77 address. The new store will be located just steps away from Bahnhofstrasse, a main downto

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