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What to expect from watchOS 6: New watch faces and apps, deeper macOS integration, more 2019-05-15 21:06:56

Last week, we broke down all of the new features you can expect to see in iOS 13 at WWDC next month. iOS 13 won’t be the only major update unveiled at the event, however. Read on as we roundup some of the new features coming to Apple Watch with watchOS 6.

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Ugreen’s new MFi USB-C to Lightning cable undercuts Belkin and Anker at $13 2019-05-15 19:32:21

Ugreen has released its MFi USB-C to Lightning cable and is offering it at an affordable $13 with an instant coupon. That prices the fast charging USB-C cable for iPhone and iPad below other third-party options from Anker and Belkin.

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iOS 12.4 developer beta released ahead of Apple Card launch 2019-05-15 19:07:32

With iOS 12.3 out of beta as of Monday, Apple is moving on to iOS 12.4 developer beta for iPhone and iPad.

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Stacktrace Podcast 036: “Miss Dingus” 2019-05-15 19:00:28

How does John name his open source projects, and why and how does Rambo shower with AirPods? Just two of many questions asked and answered on this episode — along with the weekly speculation about upcoming Apple products, this time around Gurman’s latest reports about this fall’s iPhones — and a review of AirPods 2.


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Apple iPhone XR battery case hits all-time low, MacBook Pro $520 off, and Anker’s AirPower alternative is $50 2019-05-15 18:15:57

Today’s best deals include Apple’s official iPhone XR battery case at a new all-time low, $520 off the latest 15-inch MacBook Pro, and Anker’s AirPower alternative. Head below for more in this episode of 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

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New Pokémon Rumble Rush mobile game is headed to iOS and Android 2019-05-15 18:13:30

Today, The Pokémon Company has announced that fans will soon have yet another way to enjoy the series on their smartphones. The surprise announcement brings with it Pokémon Rumble Rush, an upcoming mobile title that will be finding its way to iOS and Android devices in the near future. The free-to-play beat ’em up game delivers a unique Pokémon experience, which you can find more details on below.

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Report: Apple’s custom 5G modems may not arrive until 2025 after ‘long and painful divorce’ with Intel 2019-05-15 18:01:07

The Information is out today with a detailed report on the falling out between Intel and Apple over the last few years that led to settling with Qualcomm, new specifics on Apple’s plans to make its own modems, more.

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Opinion: The Apple App Store antitrust case is quite nuanced, and may not go to trial 2019-05-15 16:57:45

The Supreme Court this week ruled in the Apple App Store antitrust case, and Apple lost. The court ruled that the lawsuit could proceed in a lower court.

The decision, however, was just a technical one. It didn’t address the merits of the antitrust lawsuit itself, but merely rejected Apple’s argument that the issue had nothing to do with consumers. The real battle comes when the lawsuit itself goes to court …

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Apple pushes ‘incredible’ iPhone 6s with new ‘Made in India’ marketing campaign 2019-05-15 16:33:48

Apple has launched a new marketing campaign in India focused on the iPhone 6s. The campaign focuses on the fact that the iPhone 6s is “made in India,” and highlights the device’s low cost.

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9to5Mac Daily: May 15, 2019 2019-05-15 16:30:58

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 posts instructions on how to enable full mitigation against Intel CPU attacks on Mac, up to 40 percent performance penalty 2019-05-15 16:17:43

Following the announcement of new speculative execution exploits that target Intel CPU architecture, Apple has posted a new document on its website that explains how customers with computers that are ‘at heightened risk’ of attack can enable full mitigation. Full mitigation is not enabled by default as it is probably an excessive amount of security for the average user, and it comes with big performance penalties.

In its tests, Apple recorded up to a 40 percent drop in performance with full mitigation activated. This is because enabling MDS protection involves disabling hyper-threading entirely, and adds additional barriers when the processor switches contexts.

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(Weak) Facebook Live restrictions introduced in response to New Zealand shooting video 2019-05-15 14:59:26

Facebook Live restrictions have been introduced in response to the New Zealand terrorist attack, when the gunman live-streamed footage of the shootings, making good on a promise made back in March

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Popular games send unknown data to unknown entities, even if developers are reputable 2019-05-15 13:56:34

A range of studies have shown that popular games are sending data to multiple third-party entities, and even the developers concerned may not know what data is being sent to whom.

Angry Birds, for example, knowingly sends advertising data to 43 entities, but developer Rovio turned out to be unaware of additional data sent through third-party SDKs …

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Apple suppliers Foxconn and Japan Display both report disappointing financials 2019-05-15 13:03:23

Two Apple suppliers, Foxconn and Japan Display, have both reported disappointing financial results today.

Weaker-than-expected demand from Apple was cited as one of the reasons …

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How to set up Express Transit with Apple Pay for any card with iOS 12.3 2019-05-15 12:34:41

Express Transit lets you use Apple Pay without requiring authentication like Touch ID or Face ID. This means you can make instant transactions at transit gates and terminals just by tapping your watch or phone.

Until recently, this convenience was limited to special transit cards like Suica in Japan. With iOS 12.3, Apple has now enabled the ability for any credit or debit card to be used with Express Transit. There is a catch though …

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How to check if your iPhone 7 is eligible for Apple’s ‘No Service’ repair program 2019-05-15 09:00:06

Do you find your iPhone 7 showing “No Service” even when others around you aren’t having any trouble? Read on for how to check if your iPhone 7 is eligible for Apple’s “No Service” issues repair program.

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Kenwood announces 7 new CarPlay receivers starting at $600, including new wireless options 2019-05-15 02:13:05

While CarPlay is more common than ever in new cars, aftermarket solutions are still an economical option for many. Kenwood has announced today that it is expanding its receiver lineup with seven new CarPlay head units, including five that support wireless CarPlay.

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