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9to5Mac Daily 075: May 16, 2018

2018-05-16 22:40:56

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

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Apple exploring Northern Virginia as possible candidate for future campus, could create up to 20,000 jobs

2018-05-16 21:14:08

Earlier today, we reported that Apple was looking at a spot in North Carolina to expand its operations on the East Coast.

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Apple Stores hosting events with Nike+ head coach, disability rights activist for Global Accessibility Awareness Day

2018-05-16 20:24:10

Apple will be hosting at least two exclusive events at its retail stores to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day tomorrow. These include one with Paralympian Scout Bassett and Nike+ Head Coach Chris Bennett and another with activist Andrea Dalzell.

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Hulu rolling out Live TV guide, portrait video player on iOS, with refreshed web interface coming this summer

2018-05-16 19:33:31

After launching for Apple TV, Hulu is now rolling out its new Live TV guide to its iOS app, as well as on the web, among other updates.

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Twitter moves developer API change to August, third-party app future unclear

2018-05-16 18:38:38

Twitter has given developers a new deadline for its upcoming API change after delaying it last month: August 16th. Third-party Twitter clients will need to move to the new API before that date to avoid breaking critical features like notifications and timeline streaming.

The good news is Twitter has fully detailed the API replacement this time, but the cost of using the new developer tools may not be sustainable for some third-party Twitter clients…

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9to5Toys Lunch Break: UE MEGABLAST $191, Belkin Apple Watch Charger $35, V-MODA Crossfade 2 Wireless $201, more

2018-05-16 18:28:38

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iPhone X luxury battery case with integrated solar panel hits market, but costs 4x phone price

2018-05-16 17:30:33

High end Russian accessory maker, Caviar, has unveiled its latest custom iPhone X. Named iPhone X ‘Tesla’, it features an integrated solar panel and secondary battery along with some design embellishments.

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Renders claim to show new 18W Apple USB-C charger, will be bundled with 2018 iPhones

2018-05-16 16:49:29

It looks like Apple will finally be adding a faster power brick in the box with the upcoming 2018 iPhones (iPhone X successor, a 6.5-inch ‘iPhone X Plus’, and a 6.1-inch LCD model). Backing up a report from earlier this month, ChargerLab has published renders of what it believes the new iPhone charger will look like.

Most notably, it features a USB-C port. This presumably means Apple will include a USB-C to Lightning cable in the box for the first time too.

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Comment: Stop using AR as a gimmick and give us truly transformative experiences

2018-05-16 16:47:22

I’m with Tim Cook in thinking that augmented reality (AR) is far more exciting and relevant than virtual reality (VR).

VR has its uses, of course, but the need to wear a headset is a significant limitation. To me, VR is something you use at a specific time for a specific purpose, whether it’s playing a game or looking around a virtual representation of a building.

AR, in contrast, is something I think could become a much more integrated part of our lives. But it only makes sense if AR transforms the experience. Too many AR apps are, in my view, just gimmicks …

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Logi Circle 2 HomeKit camera now easier to mount with new magnetic base

2018-05-16 16:06:23

Logitech already makes my go-to HomeKit camera with the Logi Circle 2 ($177.98, reg. $179.99), and today a new mounting option is being introduced to make positioning the camera in just the right spot much easier. Magnetic Mount ($19.99) works with both wired and wireless Circle 2 cameras and enables mounting on any flat metal surface indoors or outdoors without requiring tools.

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Logitech Crayon now available to schools

2018-05-16 15:22:34

The Logitech Crayon, a lower-cost stylus using Apple Pencil technology, is now available for purchase by schools for $49.95 …

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Apple Pay expands to over 30 more banks across the United States

2018-05-16 15:21:37

Apple Pay continues to pick up new banks and credit unions every few weeks — and soon three new countries. These are the latest new banks and credit unions added in the US that let you pay with iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac…

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A virtual machine could be the solution to keeping 32-bit apps running in macOS

2018-05-16 14:45:56

Apple last month started warning users of 32-bit apps that future versions of macOS would not run ‘without compromise.’

It was a vague warning, but suggests that Apple does have a plan to allow 32-bit apps to continue to run even after macOS has nominally switched to a 64-bit-only environment …

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Microsoft reportedly planning cheaper Surface tablets to compete against $329 iPad

2018-05-16 13:59:48

Apple launched a new version of the $329 iPad in March, with a faster processor and Apple Pencil stylus support. The $329 iPad has helped prop up iPad sales significantly since it was introduced last year. Apple has said that the 9.7-inch tablet is its most popular iPad.

Bloomberg reports that Microsoft is looking to compete in ths price range with some new Surface tablets that hit $400 price points. The products are expected to debut later this year.

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Twitter crowdsourcing action against ‘unhealthy tweets’ which don’t violate policies

2018-05-16 13:58:47

Twitter currently uses a combination of human review and AI to identify problematic tweets. Where a tweet violates the company’s policies, it is removed.

But the company is now aiming to use an innovative approach to dealing with tweets which don’t technically break the rules but are ‘unhealthy’ or detract from the conversation …

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‘Multiple sources’ say Research Triangle Park tops Apple’s shortlist for new campus

2018-05-16 13:27:34

Apple announced back in January that it was planning to grow its US operations with a new campus.

The company plans to establish an Apple campus in a new location, which will initially house technical support for customers. The location of this new facility will be announced later in the year.

Since then, there has been much speculation on where it might be located …

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Berkshire Hathaway is now AAPL’s second-largest shareholder, passing BlackRock

2018-05-16 12:57:03

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway recently disclosed that it had increased its stake in AAPL to 240.3M shares, worth more than $42B at the time …

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Apple Watch: How to change exercise goal

2018-05-16 09:00:25

Closing your Apple Watch rings can become a fun and addictive challenge. But what should you do when can’t get in a regular workout but still want to complete your rings? Follow along after the break for some helpful tips and tricks.

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Google launches its AI-driven Apple News competitor ‘Google News’ for iPhone & iPad

2018-05-16 03:03:49

Last week at its annual I/O developer conference, Google unveiled its new AI-powered “Google News” application. Replacing the neglected Newsstand service from Google, and seen as a direct competitor to the Apple News app, Google News is now available on the App Store…

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Apple v Samsung opening statements reveal details of iPhone design process & more

2018-05-16 02:38:24

As we noted earlier this week, Apple and Samsung are officially back in the court room this month to continue their seven years and running debate over iPhone design patents. In addition to the comments made by Apple’s VP of product marketing Greg Joswiak, today’s opening statements brought a few notable tidbits about the iPhone creation process and more…

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