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Apple News Plus service release, pricing, and who’s involved

Apple News Plus service release, pricing, and who’s involved

Apple News added magazines to the mix at an event at Apple headquarters this morning. At the event, CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, spoke about how Apple News was already known for how it "prioritizes a news sources' reputation and value of its content over the propensity of its headlines to garner tweets and likes." Cook also spoke about how Apple News was made to be easy to use, have attention to detail, be private and secure, curated by experts, personalized, and include Family Sharing.

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Next iPhones to get Wireless PowerShare, USB-C charging speeds

Next iPhones to get Wireless PowerShare, USB-C charging speeds

After ignoring wireless charging for so long, it seems that Apple is embracing it more than most other smartphone makers. Except for Huawei and Samsung. It has been rumored for quite a while now but famed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is giving his vote of confidence with his latest forecast. According to his sources, this year's iPhones will take both wireless and wired charging to the next level, including the ability to charge AirPods and maybe even an Apple Watch with reverse wireless charging.

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These are Apple’s Spring 2019 iPhone cases and Apple Watch bands

These are Apple’s Spring 2019 iPhone cases and Apple Watch bands

Apple doesn't just have new AirPods to go with your iPhone and Apple Watch today: there's also a range of new cases, straps, and bands for Spring 2019. The new line-up of accessories includes most of the different styles of Apple Watch band we've seen before, including Hermès and Nike versions, while there are some fairly striking colors for your iPhone, too.

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Android Q might get more iPhone-like navigation gestures

Android Q might get more iPhone-like navigation gestures

In Android 9 Pie, Google introduced a new navigation system that almost threw away years' worth of refinement in favor of gestures. Naturally, it was compared a lot with Apple's gestures that it introduced starting with the iPhone X. Depending on your preferences, Android's version might either be too iPhone-like or not enough. For better or worse, Android Q might change that and by change, we mean making its gestures resemble Apple's even more closely.

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Gboard for iOS adds text translation support: Here’s how to use it

Gboard for iOS adds text translation support: Here’s how to use it

Google has released an update for its Gboard mobile keyboard for iOS, adding text translation support for all languages supported by Google Translate. The new feature enables iPhone and iPad owners to directly translate text-based messages without toggling to the separate Google Translate app, speeding up the entire process and decreasing disruption to ongoing conversations.

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In 2019, iPhone 11 re-use of these parts may make upgrades easy

In 2019, iPhone 11 re-use of these parts may make upgrades easy

The future of the iPhone rests in the hands of the iPhone 11. Using the popularity of the iPhone XR as a guide, Apple's decisions in pricing models you'll buy will rest in this year's lineup. A report this week from Japan gave us clues in abundance about the 2019 iPhone lineup - with enough detail, even now, to take a stab at separating the three models into pricing tiers and plausibility (for your pocketbook.) Let's look at what we've got so far.

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Apple’s newest iPhone commercial focuses on consumer privacy

Apple’s newest iPhone commercial focuses on consumer privacy

Apple just published its latest iPhone advertisement, and it focuses on an important topic: privacy. The ad takes a long moment to emphasize how important privacy is in every day life, and not just when it comes to phones. You lock your door, close your blinds, fence in your yard, and keep private notes hidden...so why expect anything less from your handset?

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Apple dangles 10% bonus for adding funds to Apple ID account

Apple dangles 10% bonus for adding funds to Apple ID account

Almost everyone is a sucker for bonuses. After all, who would refuse getting more for less, especially if there are no strings attached? That's pretty the proposition that Apple is making to its customers and fans when they add funds to their Apple ID account. Whatever you add, Apple will give you 10% more so you can buy more apps, more music, and more videos to your library.

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Simple Apple AR glasses tipped for 2020

Simple Apple AR glasses tipped for 2020

The start of 2020 might well be the most exciting in years from an Apple fan's perspective. A prominent - and usually quite accurate - analyst by the name of Ming-Chi Kuo suggested Apple will likely release their first AR glasses in the second quarter of the year 2020. This will be an accessory, not a self-contained piece of hardware, according to the analyst - at least in its first edition.

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iPhones with third-party batteries can now get official repairs

iPhones with third-party batteries can now get official repairs

Apple doesn't seem to have a favorable relationship with its iPhone batteries. After giving in to complaints about its battery-related throttling on older iPhones, the company partly blamed its weak financial figures on the significantly cheap battery replacement program it started in response to that. Many iPhone users, however, may have already resorted to third-party aftermarket battery replacements. And in a historic reversal, Apple is now telling Genius Bars and authorized service providers that it's now OK to repair those iPhones, too.

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FTC slams TikTok with justice: Why Facebook needs to pay heed

FTC slams TikTok with justice: Why Facebook needs to pay heed

Just a couple days after we reported that TikTok was taking some great steps toward better user control over social media*, we find that they're doing the opposite. So to speak. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) send out a release today revealing the full extent of the truth. The creators of the app, formerly called Musical.ly, now called TikTok, have agreed to pay a fine to the tune of $5.7 million USD for their part in collecting personal information from children under the age of 13.

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Google Maps AR navigation Alpha released: Guides first, iOS, Android

Google Maps AR navigation Alpha released: Guides first, iOS, Android

Today we've got a bit of a demo of Google Maps AR through a friend of ours who happens to be a Google Maps Local Guides level 5+ user. That's the level at which Google Maps now allows the augmented reality version of their live navigation right this minute. This augmented reality system was re-revealed early last month (after its first reveal at Google I/O last year) as a "new"* way to explore local areas with Google Maps, and it'll eventually be free to use by all Google Maps app users.

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