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iPhone‘s HEIC Format Causing Some Students to Fail AP Exams, Here‘s How to Fix It

Some high school students taking their AP exams online have run into serious trouble with the HEIC image format on the iPhone and the iPad, which does not work with the website the AP College Board uses to accept tests. As outlined by The Verge, AP exams taken by high school students in the United States have a written component, and the exam requires students to take and upload a photo of their written responses. Some high schoolers who

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T-Mobile and Sprint Offering Free iPhone SE With Trade-In

T-Mobile is launching a Memorial Day promotion that will see the company offering a free iPhone SE to customers who trade in an eligible older smartphone in good condition. From Friday to Monday, customers who trade in an existing smartphone can get a free iPhone SE (sales tax still needs to be paid) or up to 500 off a Samsung Galaxy S20. The free iPhone SE will be provided in the form of bill credits. An eligible smartphone trade-in is r

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Adobe Adding Support for Mac Pro‘s Afterburner Card to Premiere Pro

Beta builds of Premiere Pro include support for Apple‘s Afterburner accelerator card, Adobe told Premiere Pro users earlier this week. Premiere Pro and After Effects were recently updated with native ProRES RAW support. The Apple Afterburner is a ProRes and ProRes RAW accelerator card that is an optional add-on accessory available in the 2019 Mac Pro. It supports playback of up to 3 streams of 8K Pro-Res RAW or 12 streams of 4K ProRes

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Apple Looking to Buy Exclusive Original Podcasts to Compete With Spotify and Promote Apple TV+

Apple is working on original podcasts that will be exclusive to the Podcasts app, and is searching for an executive to lead its podcast efforts, reports Bloomberg. Earlier this year, Bloomberg suggested Apple was developing original podcasts focused on TV shows and movies from its Apple TV+ streaming service, using the podcasts as a way to promote Apple TV+, but it appears Apple is also planning to purchase original content. Apple will fo

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Samsung‘s New Outdoor ‘Terrace‘ Smart TV Supports Apple TV App and AirPlay 2

Samsung today announced the launch of a new "Terrace" 4K TV, which is designed to be used outdoors. The Terrace features an IP55 water and dust resistance rating, so it‘s able to hold up to light water exposure. Like most newly released Samsung TVs, the Terrace TV includes support for the Apple TV app, which allows users to access Apple TV content like iTunes movies and TV shows, and Apple TV+. It also supports AirPlay 2, allowing it t

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Irish Regulators ‘in Contact‘ With Apple Over Siri Quality Control Program

Ireland‘s Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) is "in contact" with Apple after a former Apple contractor asked the DPC to investigate Apple‘s practice of allowing employees to listen to Siri recordings, reports Reuters. The contractor, Thomas Le Bonniec, requested the assistance of the DPC in May and called for greater protection under the EU‘s privacy laws. DPC Deputy Commissioner Graham Doyle said that the DPC "engaged

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AirPods Pro Starting to Be Assembled in Vietnam

Apple has been seeking to add geographic diversity to its supply chain for some time now, with a shift of some production of the AirPods lineup to Vietnam being one significant step for the company. Photo via @alixrezax Apple reportedly began trialing production of regular AirPods in Vietnam almost a year ago, and it was reported in December that Apple‘s AirPods suppliers were looking to line up financing to expand production. And ju

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Apple Shares Trailer for Upcoming Docuseries ‘Dear...‘

Apple today shared the official trailer for its Apple TV+ docuseries "Dear..." that profiles famous people through letters sent to them by people whose lives the celebrities have touched. The 10-episode series will feature stars that include Oprah Winfrey, Gloria Steinem, Spike Lee, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Yara Shahidi, Stevie Wonder, Aly Raisman, Misty Copeland, Big Bird, and more. "Dear..." was inspired by Apple‘s "Dear Apple" market

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Finance App ‘Copilot‘ Adds Support for Importing Apple Card Statements

Copilot, a subscription-based finance and budgeting app, today announced support for importing Apple Card data directly from the Wallet app. Copilot is able to analyze Apple Card statements, parsing transaction data, identifying recurring subscriptions, and removing duplicate transactions. The new feature lets Apple Card users take advantage of Copilot‘s budgeting, subscription tracking, and transaction monitoring tools without the nee

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Apple‘s Augmented Reality Glasses Again Rumored for 2021 Launch

Apple‘s rumored augmented reality glasses will launch in 2021, with "small-volume" production expected to start in the first half of the year, according to paywalled information shared by DigiTimes. Apple to roll out AR glasses in 2021 Apple is expected to roll out its augmented reality glasses in 2021, according to sources at related suppliers, which are gearing up to kick off small-volume production for the device in the first hal

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Apple Updating Schoolwork and Classroom Apps With New Distance-Learning Features and More

Apple is bringing some significant updates to several of its education apps, led by a new Schoolwork 2.0 for iPad and Mac, reports CNET. Schoolwork is Apple‘s app that allows teachers to distribute class materials known as Handouts to students, assign activities within compatible apps, collaborate with students, and view student progress. CNET says Schoolwork 2.0 will bring new feature like Files integration, speed improvements, and mo

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Apple Highlights Global Accessibility Awareness Day With App Store Features and New Today at Apple Video

Apple today is marking Global Accessibility Awareness Day with several new features across its sites and services to promote inclusion and access to technology for anyone with a disability. On the front page of Apple.com, there‘s a new section today with the tagline "Works the way you do" that links to the company‘s existing Accessibility page, which highlights a number of personal stories as well as features of Apple‘s pro

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Deals: Get the 40mm GPS Apple Watch Series 5 for 299.99 at Target (100 Off)

Target today has discounted the Apple Watch Series 5 (40mm GPS) to a notable low price of 299.99, down from 399.99. You can get multiple colors at this price point, including Space Gray, Gold, and Silver aluminum. If you have a Target Red Card, you can take an additional 5 percent off the Apple Watch and bring it down to around 285. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Target. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a

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Apple Shares iPhone 12 Camera Module Orders Between Three Suppliers

Three of Apple‘s suppliers will share camera module orders for its forthcoming "iPhone 12" lineup, according to sources from Taiwan‘s handset supply chain (via DigiTimes). Rumors have suggested Apple will complete its transition to an all-OLED iPhone lineup in 2020 with one new 5.4-inch device, two 6.1-inch models, and one 6.7-inch handset. Rumors suggest the 6.7-inch iPhone and one 6.1-inch model will be higher-end OLED devi

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Google Podcasts 2.0 Adds CarPlay Support to iOS App

Version 2.0 of Google‘s Podcasts app is currently rolling out, bringing CarPlay support for users on iPhone and iPad, according to the app‘s release notes. Google Podcasts now supports Apple CarPlay so you can more easily and safely listen while you drive. We‘ve also made several bug fixes to improve performance.Google announced its Google Podcasts app for iOS back in March. As part of the release, the previously Android-only

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Jailbreak for All iOS 13.5 Devices Close to Release, Claim Hackers

The team behind the "unc0ver" jailbreaking tool for iOS has announced an upcoming version of its software that can patch "every signed iOS version on every device" using a zero-day kernel vulnerability by Pwn20wnd, a renowned iOS hacker. If the claims are true, that would mean Apple‘s latest flagship devices like the iPhone 11, iPhone SE, and 2020 iPad Pro can be jailbroken, even if they‘re running iOS 13.5, which was released on

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Apple Releases iPadOS and iOS 13.5 With Exposure Notification API, Face ID Mask Updates, Group FaceTime Changes and More

Apple today released iOS and iPadOS 13.5, major updates that come more than a month after the launch of iOS and iPadOS 13.4.1. iOS 13.5 is a major health-related update that brings many features related to the ongoing public health crisis. The iOS and iPadOS 13.5 updates are available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the updates, go to Settings > General > Software Update. Apple has also released iOS 12.4.7

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Rob McElhenney Shares Details on Upcoming ‘Mythic Quest‘ Quarantine Episode Shot on iPhones

Apple on Friday will release a special quarantine episode of "Mythic Quest: Raven‘s Banquet," which the cast and crew shot using iPhones. Ahead of the premiere of the episode, show creator and star Rob McElhenney did an interview with The Hollywood Reporter where he shared some details on how the filming was done. According to McElhenney, he came up with the idea for the quarantine episode three weeks ago when bored while stuck at home

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AT&T Might Finally Ditch ‘5GE‘ Marketing Following National Advertising Board Recommendation [Updated]

Following a challenge from T-Mobile, the National Advertising Review Board today announced that it has recommended that AT&T discontinue its "5G Evolution" or "5GE" marketing claims, noting that they may be misleading to consumers. "5G Evolution" is the branding that AT&T has been using in areas where the latest 4G LTE technologies like three-way carrier aggregation, 4x4 MIMO, and 256-QAM are available. Since the release of iOS 12.2, AT&T ha

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Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of Upcoming macOS Catalina 10.15.5 Update to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Apple today seeded the fifth beta of an upcoming macOS Catalina 10.15.5 update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after seeding the fourth beta and over a month after releasing macOS Catalina 10.15.4 with Screen Time Communication Limits, iCloud Folder Sharing, and real-time Apple Music lyrics. The new macOS Catalina beta can be downloaded from the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences after installing the proper softwar

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Apple Adding 192-Room Hotel to Upcoming Austin Campus

Apple is adding a 192-room hotel to the campus that it is developing in Austin, Texas, according to revised construction plans shared by Culturemap. The hotel will span 75,500 feet and will have six stories, but there‘s no information on branding. The updated plans were approved in late April, with the hotel as a new addition. The original plans, filed in December 2018, did not include a hotel. None of Apple‘s other campuses h

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Microsoft‘s Surface Earbuds vs. AirPods

Back in October, Microsoft decided to get into the wire-free earbuds market with the debut of the Surface Earbuds, designed to compete with Apple‘s AirPods, Google‘s Pixel Buds, and Samsung‘s Galaxy Buds. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. We picked up a pair of Microsoft‘s Surface Earbuds to check out the feature set and see how they measure up to Apple‘s AirPods. Priced at 199, the S

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Hulu Unveils Revamped Interface, Coming First to Apple TV

Hulu today announced the launch of an updated interface that offers up content in a tiled view, similar to Netflix and other streaming services. Hulu in 2017 unveiled a simplified user interface that eliminated the horizontal tiled view for TV shows and movies, instead adopting a vertically oriented design that focused on a single TV show or movie at a time with full-screen artwork. On the Apple TV, Hulu‘s current design displays ju

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Twitter Now Testing Setting for Limiting Who Can Reply to Tweets

Twitter today announced that it has started testing new conversation settings that were first outlined earlier this year at CES. A "Conversation Participants" option in the window where a tweet is composed will allow users to select who can reply to a tweet. Options include everyone, people you follow, and only people you mention. The "everyone" represents how Twitter traditionally works and it‘s the default setting that‘s s

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