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Apple Music Web beta returns with a new tab and a new design

Apple Music Web beta returns with a new tab and a new design

For years, Apple has been rather selfish with its iTunes music experience, only begrudgingly allowing a Windows version for the sake of managing user's devices and music. With the launch of the Apple Music service, however, the company has started to accept other platforms to reach more subscribers, be it on Android or even on the Web. Apple Music on web browsers has long shed off its beta incarnation but now the testing version is back with a new look as well as a new tab for your listening pleasure.

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Ingenious DIYer builds outdoor wall using hundreds of older iPhones

Ingenious DIYer builds outdoor wall using hundreds of older iPhones

Technology and aesthetics often go together, but it's rare to see everyday consumer tech made the centerpiece of artwork or utilitarian creations. It does happen on occasion, though, the latest example of which is a project from an ingenious DIYer in Vietnam who built his own outdoor property barrier and gate pillars using hundreds of older iPhones. Each iPhone functions as a colorful brick with shiny Apple logos glittering in the sunlight.

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Apple found guilty in Russia for monopoly over parental control apps

Apple found guilty in Russia for monopoly over parental control apps

Apple has long been accused of using its position as owner and curator of the only app store authorized on its own mobile platform to create a monopoly that eventually kills off competing apps. Most of those complaints, however, haven't gone beyond just that but Apple has lately come under legislative or even legal scrutiny over that business practice. In at least one case in Russia, however, Apple was indeed formally charged and now found guilty of anti-competitive practices specifically in crippling third-party parental control apps in favor of its own built-in feature.

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Google Maps returns to Apple Watch and gets important CarPlay feature

Google Maps returns to Apple Watch and gets important CarPlay feature

Google has announced its latest update for Google Maps on iOS, bringing two important features: support for CarPlay's latest and greatest feature, as well as the return of an Apple Watch app for the navigation platform. The two additions are a welcomed change for users who are firmly within the Apple ecosystem, but who prefer to use Google's mapping app instead of Apple's.

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Your Apple Watch now tracks sleep with the first watchOS 7 public beta

Your Apple Watch now tracks sleep with the first watchOS 7 public beta

If you've been eagerly awaiting the day when your Apple Watch could track your sleep, it's time for a watchOS 7 beta install and an early bedtime. Freshly released today, the first Apple Watch watchOS 7 public beta gives a taste of the new features announced at WWDC 2020 earlier in the year, of which sleep tracking is just one.

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Trump’s WeChat order could seriously damage Apple

Trump’s WeChat order could seriously damage Apple

A recent executive order from US President Donald Trump could seriously affect Apple's future iPhone shipments and sales. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo released a research note which outlined the situation, pointing to the importance of WeChat in countries like China and the effects of a ban of the app from the Apple app store. Trump's executive order regarding WeChat was signed on August 6, 2020. Kuo estimates global iPhone shipments could fall by 25-30%.

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2020 27-inch iMac teardown reveals the empty space inside

2020 27-inch iMac teardown reveals the empty space inside

Apple just announced a refresh of its largest iMac with some of the highest specs you would be able to get from that all-in-one computer family. Of course, you might not be able to tell just by looking at it because the very familiar face hides all the upgrades inside. It's not all upgrades, however, as Apple did remove something important and its absence leaves a literal empty spot inside this year's 5K 27-inch iMac.

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Apple files legal opposition to a meal app’s pear logo

Apple files legal opposition to a meal app’s pear logo

Apple's partially bitten apple logo has remained practically unchanged since the beginning except for the color. Given how it is one of the most iconic logos today, it isn't surprising that it will fight tooth and nail to protect it against trademark violators and copycats, of which there are many. What you might expect, however, is for Apple to attack any company, big or especially small, that uses any fruit for a logo, which is apparently what it has been doing almost silently until a certain Prepear app decided they won't take things sitting down.

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iPhone 12 release dates may split for Pro cameras

iPhone 12 release dates may split for Pro cameras

The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro will likely split down the middle, with release dates for the 12 coming first, then the Pro at a later date. A note came from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo on the subject, with a focus on camera quality. The issue seems to have been with the lenses used a few models when put under heat pressure - but they only seem to have failed from one supplier.

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Facebook blasts Apple for iOS Gaming app ‘inferior experience’

Facebook blasts Apple for iOS Gaming app ‘inferior experience’

Today, after a long wait, Facebook launched its Facebook Gaming app for iOS, but it's arriving in a state that many users probably weren't expecting. While the Android version of the app allows users to watch livestreams and play Instant Games, the iOS version of the app is missing some of that functionality. Specifically, the iOS version of Facebook Gaming is launching without Instant Games, meaning it's entirely dedicated to gaming livestreams on Facebook.

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Apple macOS Big Sur public beta released with new controls and rounder icons

Apple macOS Big Sur public beta released with new controls and rounder icons

Today you'll be able to access the next big update to Apple's desktop operating system. This is macOS Big Sur, an update to the desktop space for users that wish to check said major changes out before they're sent to all Apple computers post-beta. For now, we're in Public Beta, which means it's probably OK to give the software a whirl, but it's still BETA - which can mean there MAY be issues.

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There’s no Xbox Project xCloud game streaming for iPhone: Here’s why

There’s no Xbox Project xCloud game streaming for iPhone: Here’s why

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Project xCloud support may be launching next month, but iPhone and iPad owners shouldn't expect to play the streaming games on their devices any time soon, a new explanation from Apple has made clear. Microsoft's new cloud-based gaming service combines Xbox Game Pass with Project xCloud, giving access to over 100 titles on smartphones and tablets for a $14.99 monthly fee.

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