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Plex adds major new features for iOS and Apple TV

Plex adds major new features for iOS and Apple TV

Home entertainment server software Plex has been updated with new features for the apps used to playback content, adding a couple major new features for Apple TV and iOS. For mobile users with Apple devices, logging into an account no longer requires users to manually enter a PIN, instead using the device's built-in biometric security. Apple TV, meanwhile, can now play HDR content.

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iPhone XR did best in Q2 while surprise Android brand returns from dead

iPhone XR did best in Q2 while surprise Android brand returns from dead

In the United States in the second quarter of the year 2019 it was the iPhone XR that did best in unit sales, followed soon thereafter by a couple other Apple devices. At the same time, both Apple and Samsung unit sales have slid downward just a bit as two other brands saw relatively significant gains. Both big gainers sell Android phones: Google and Motorola. Motorola saw a 3.3% increase vs this same period one year ago, coming up to an 8.1% share - that's nowhere near the leaders, but it's still big news for a brand that's fallen so far from dominance in the past half-decade.

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Apple removes Zoom-based software from Macs via a silent update

Apple removes Zoom-based software from Macs via a silent update

Apple is known for running a tight ship on iOS but things aren't that clear-cut on macOS. While the company does scrutinize the apps that go through its App Store, it has less control over those that are sourced elsewhere and some do get through the restrictions it places on macOS. One of the most recent high-profile cases involves the popular Zoom video conferencing software. Now Apple itself is taking action by silently removing other software that makes use of the same flawed Zoom technologies on Mac.

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Google and Apple preview new emoji for World Emoji Day

Google and Apple preview new emoji for World Emoji Day

Tomorrow is World Emoji Day and here to celebrate are Google and Apple with previews of their own versions of the new emoji. Both companies have taken the wraps off dozens of new emoji that will be offered later this year on Android Q and iOS devices starting this fall. The lineup includes more inclusive emoji, new foods, additional activities, and more.

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Mophie brings new iPhone and iPad accessories to Apple Stores

Mophie brings new iPhone and iPad accessories to Apple Stores

Mobile accessories company Mophie has announced the launch of new charging products for the iPhone and iPad available through Apple. The new product line includes multiple car chargers, a wireless charging pad, and cables designed for Apple's phones and tablets, all of them available through Apple's website and in some of its stores.

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Epic tells Fortnite players to hold off on iOS 13 beta for now

Epic tells Fortnite players to hold off on iOS 13 beta for now

The iOS 13 public beta has been available for a couple of weeks at this point, but if you make a habit of playing Fortnite on your iPhone, you might want to hold off on installing it. As it turns out, the iOS 13 beta can cause stability issues within the game, which obviously is not ideal considering how fast-paced Fortnite can be. For this reason, Epic is warning users away from the iOS 13 public beta, at least for the time being.

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MacBook Pro 13-inch 2019 teardown reveals one bright spot

MacBook Pro 13-inch 2019 teardown reveals one bright spot

There's a new MacBook Pro in town, and the first teardown has some not-so-great news for those looking to repair or update hardware on their own. The MacBook Pro 13-inch 2019 model (with two Thunderbolt Ports) didn't get a particularly great score from iFixit, but there is at least a silver lining to this raincloud. Where previous MacBooks didn't allow easy access to their touchpads (for removal and repair), this unit keeps it a little more real.

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Your next 3 iPhones

Your next 3 iPhones

This week a pair of leaks and/or insider analysis reveals essentially made the case for Apple's next several major iPhone releases. What's different about these bits of information from the normal day-to-day leak is their relative un-interesting nature. The tipped iPhone changes don't seem very far-fetched, and not particularly world-shaking in the grand scheme of things - which makes them all the more likely to come to pass. Over the next several years, here's how Apple's next few iPhone lineups will likely look.

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Apple Watch Walkie Talkie disabled as Apple fixes eavesdropping exploit

Apple Watch Walkie Talkie disabled as Apple fixes eavesdropping exploit

If you're a regular user of the Apple Watch's Walkie Talkie app, then we've got a bit of sour news for you: Apple has temporarily stopped the app from functioning. There's good reason for that decision, as a bug was discovered that could have potentially allowed others to eavesdrop on Walkie Talkie conversations. If that sounds like a familiar issue, that's because it is.

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Apple quietly updates Macs to remove Zoom’s risky web server

Apple quietly updates Macs to remove Zoom’s risky web server

Zoom, a popular video conferencing software, was recently found to contain a serious security vulnerability that left millions of Mac users at risk. According to security researcher Jonathan Leitschuh who detailed the matter in a post on Medium, the security flaw could potentially be used by an attacker to access on a Mac's webcam without the user's permission.

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Your iPhone has been compromised, (and how it really hasn’t)

Your iPhone has been compromised, (and how it really hasn’t)

Here we are again, in an iPhone-centric bit of not-really-real mishap, this time centered on the word "Compromised." That's a scary word and term, almost as scary as something like "your internet history is now public." But take heart, there is no need for alarm if you've only just seen the pop-up. Today we're going to have a chat about how to avoid such things and how to destroy the pop-ups you've got already.

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Apple just axed the controversial 12-inch MacBook

Apple just axed the controversial 12-inch MacBook

If you haven't already heard the news, Apple updated its entry-level MacBook lineup today, giving the 13-inch MacBook Pro some new silicon and outfitting with the Touch Bar while updating the MacBook Air with a True Tone display. Apple says that the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is now its entry-level Pro model, but unfortunately, that designation comes with a casualty, as the 12-inch MacBook has been seemingly discontinued.

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