Offensive Apple News Notifications Sent to Fast Company Followers After Website Hacked

Apple was forced to disable Fast Company‘s Apple News account overnight after hackers gained control of it and sent two offensive push notifications to the channel’s followers. Tweeting from its Apple News Twitter account, Apple said it had disabled Fast Company‘s channel following the “incredible offensive alert” that its subscribers had received on their Apple […]

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Apple News Rolls Out Local News Coverage in Canada

Apple News has rolled out local news coverage in Canada, according to Apple blogger and YouTuber Rene Ritchie. The first local news content will be available in Toronto and Montreal and will feature coverage from CTV News, Toronto Star, La Presse, Narcity, and other news outlets. The move follows similar local news coverage expansions last […]

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Apple News Rolls Out Local News Coverage in Canada

Apple News has rolled out local news coverage in Canada, according to Apple blogger and YouTuber Rene Ritchie. The first local news content will be available in Toronto and Montreal and will feature coverage from CTV News, Toronto Star, La Presse, Narcity, and other news outlets. The move follows similar local news coverage expansions last […]

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Sports Scores and Favorite Team Selection Likely Coming to Apple News App

Apple is planning to expand the sports content available in its Apple News app, based on code MacRumors found in the first beta of iOS 15.4. To offer a more tailored news experience, users will be able to select their preferred sports leagues and their favorite teams, with Apple then providing the appropriate news. Code […]

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Apple News+ Offering Three-Month Free Trial for New Subscribers Through Cyber Monday

Friday November 26, 2021 2:58 am PST by Sami Fathi Apple News+ is offering new subscribers an extended three-month free trial of its service through Cyber Monday, an increase from the normal one-month trial offered to new subscribers, the service announced on Apple’s website and on Twitter. The new offer will only be offered to […]

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Publishers Who Adopt Apple News Now Qualify for Reduced Commission on In-App Subscriptions

Major U.S. Publishers Join Coalition for App Fairness A group of major U.S. news publishers have joined the Coalition for App Fairness, a collaborative organization set up to highlight issues with Apple, mainly from developers (via TechCrunch). Digital Content Next, which represents the AP, The New York Times, NPR, ESPN, Vox, The Washington Post, Meredith, […]

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Apple News Gaining Apple Music Editorial Content

Apple Announces Redesigned iMac With M1 Chip and Seven Color Options Apple has announced a new, redesigned 24-inch iMac, featuring an M1 chip, a 4.5K display, and a range of color options, as well as an improved cooling system, front-facing camera, speaker system, microphones, power connector, and peripherals. The new iMac features a completely new […]

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Apple News+ Offering Extended Three-Month Free Trial Through Monday

Apple Black Friday 2020: Best iPad Deals Although we’re still a few days away from the official launch of Black Friday, we’ve known for a few weeks that many retailers would be kicking off discounts ahead of November 27. Because of this trend, today we’re tracking discounts across Apple’s lineup of iPads, including the 10.2-inch […]

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Apple One is Now Available: Save Money by Bundling Apple Music, iCloud Storage, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and More

Apple One bundles are now available in the United States and over 100 other countries, allowing customers to subscribe to multiple Apple services through a single plan, including Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, iCloud, and more. To sign up for Apple One on an iPhone: Open Settings App Tap on Your Name at the […]

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iOS 14: Smart App Banners Point Safari Users to Apple News Instead of Publisher Apps

Apple has added Smart App Banners to the latest iOS 14 beta that prompt Safari users to open its News app when viewing the website of a publisher that is part of Apple News+. First spotted by AppleInsider, the new in-app Safari prompts use Apple’s Smart App Banner API, first introduced in iOS 13, which […]

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Some Publishers Concerned About Apple News+ Intercepting Traffic From Websites in iOS 14

Apple did not inform three large publishers about a change in iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur that directs users who tap on an Apple News+ story in Safari to the ‌Apple News‌ app instead of the publisher’s website, according to Ad Age. The report claims that two of the publishers are evaluating whether to […]

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Apple to Launch Bundled Subscription Services Called ‘Apple One’

Apple will launch a new range of bundled subscription services called “Apple One” as soon as October, according to a new report by Bloomberg. The series of bundles would allow customers to subscribe to several Apple digital services together. This is expected to result in a lower monthly price than when the services are subscribed […]

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Wall Street Journal Sticking With Apple News Because It Brings ‘Genuinely Different Audience’

The Wall Street Journal has been one of the few newspaper publishers to participate in Apple News+, and according to statements from the company’s CEO, Robert Thomson, The Wall Street Journal has no plans to end its Apple partnership. As relayed by The New York Post, ‌Apple News‌ has brought the newspaper a “significantly new […]

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Apple News+ in iOS 14 Opens Article Web Links in Apple News, Intercepting Traffic From Websites

Apple News in iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur has a toggle that’s designed to open web links open web links from ‌Apple News‌+ publishers directly in ‌Apple News‌, which has the effect of directing users who tap to read a news story in Safari to the ‌Apple News‌ app instead of to the publisher’s […]

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Verizon Now Offering Six Months of Apple News+ Free With iPad Purchase and Activation on Data Plan

Verizon today began offering a free six-month Apple News+ subscription with the purchase and activation of a cellular iPad with a data plan. The promotion applies to the purchase of any cellular iPad, iPad Pro, iPad Air, or iPad mini through January 15, 2021 in the United States. Those who have never subscribed to Apple […]

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Apple Launches Audio Stories in Apple News, Adds Local News in Five Regions

As part of the iOS 13.6 and macOS 10.15.6 updates, Apple is introducing new features for Apple News and its Apple News+ subscription service, including audio stories. Audio stories include audio versions of the best stories from ‌Apple News‌, a daily audio news briefing created by ‌Apple News‌ editors, and curated local news collections launching […]

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Best Buy Offering Four Months of Apple News+ at No Cost for New Subscribers

If you’re in the United States, you can head to Best Buy today and get four months of Apple News+ for free. This offer is available for any new subscriber to Apple News+, but we’ve confirmed that if you previously signed up for the subscription news service and then cancelled, you can also take advantage […]

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The New York Times Ends Apple News Partnership and Pulls All Articles

The New York Times today announced that it is pulling out of Apple News, as the service does not “align with its strategy of building direct relationships with paying readers.” Starting today, articles from The New York Times will no longer show up in the ‌Apple News‌ app. The news site says that Apple has […]

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Code in iOS 13.5.5 Suggests Apple is Working on Services Bundle

Rumors have suggested Apple is working on a services bundle that will offer multiple Apple services like Apple TV+ and Apple Music for one flat monthly rate, and according to 9to5Mac, code found in iOS 13.5.5 seemingly confirms Apple’s bundle plans. Files in iOS 13.5.5 reference a “bundle offer” and a “bundle subscription,” and these […]

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