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Judge Rules FBI Cannot View a Phone Lock Screen Without a Warrant

The FBI broke the law when it powered on a suspect’s smartphone to take a photo of his lock screen without a warrant, a U.S. District Court Judge has ruled (via Ars Technica). In a Seattle court, Judge John Coughenour determined that gathering evidence from a lock screen constitutes a search, therefore doing so without […]

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Apple to Buy Older Shows for TV+ in Bid to Challenge Netflix

Apple is purchasing older movies and shows for its TV+ streaming service in a bid to build a back catalog of content that puts it in a better position to rival the huge libraries available on Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+, reports Bloomberg. The company’s video-programming executives have taken pitches from Hollywood studios about licensing older […]

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Apple’s Plan to Pay $500 Million to Settle Lawsuit Over ‘Secretly Throttling’ Older iPhones Gets Preliminary Approval

Apple in March agreed to pay $500 million to settle a class action lawsuit that accused the company of “secretly throttling” older iPhone models, and now the settlement has been preliminarily approved by a judge. According to Law360, U.S. District Judge Edward J. Davila in a Zoom hearing provided preliminary approval but said that he […]

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Apple Could Use ‘Broadcast Quality’ iPhone Cameras to Stream WWDC 2020 Sessions

“American Idol” is one of many shows to be on hiatus amid the ongoing health crisis, and last month we learned that filming is being done remotely using iPhones to finish out the current season. According to a new TechCrunch article, the home studio rigs provided by ABC to “American Idol” hosts and contestants comprise […]

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Cross-Platform Newton Mail Service to Continue Life Under New Ownership

Newton Mail is continuing to operate beyond its original closure date after the service was bought by new owners (via The Verge). Newton was originally set to shut down on April 30, following previous owner Essential’s decision to cease all operations earlier this year. Essential originally came in possession of the mail app through its […]

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New Apple Web Page Directs Customers to Its Online Shopping Services

Apple has launched a new web page that brings together links and information about its online services for customers shopping from home during the global health crisis. Titled “Everything you love about our stores is online,” the new catch-all page links from the Apple.com home page and includes details about no-contact delivery options, Apple Specialist […]

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NBC’s Peacock Streaming Service to Be Available on Apple Devices at Launch in July

NBCUniversal’s upcoming streaming service, Peacock, will be available on Apple devices that include the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and Apple TV when it launches on July 15, NBC announced today. Peacock will be fully integrated into the ‌Apple TV‌ app, and it will be available in the Watch Now section. Peacock content will be […]

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Apple Now Has an Official TikTok Account, But No Videos Posted Yet

Apple appears to have created an official account on popular social networking app TikTok, which is a platform designed to allow users to share short videos. Apple’s account can be accessed through the username @apple on the TikTok website and within the TikTok app. As of now, Apple has posted no videos to the account. […]

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Appears on ‘Big Night In’ Fundraiser in UK

Apple CEO Tim Cook today made a surprise appearance on the BBC’s “Big Night In” fundraiser in the UK, where he announced Apple’s plans to make a significant donation to the event. Cook also said that Apple would be waiving royalties on a “Times Like These” single that was performed on the show, and would […]

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PSA: New Character Bug in Messages Causing iOS Devices to Crash

There appears to be a new character-linked bug in Messages, Mail, and other apps that can cause the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch to crash when receiving a specific string of characters. Image from Twitter In this particular case, the character string involves the Italian flag emoji along with characters in the Sindhi language, […]

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Kuo: mmWave 5G iPhones Have ‘Potential Delay Risk,’ Production on 6.7-Inch iPhone Delayed to October

Some of Apple’s upcoming 5G iPhones could see a delay, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in a note shared with investors. mmWave models, which will feature the fastest 5G functionality, have a “potential delay risk” and may launch outside of the normal timeline. Production on the mmWave iPhone may be pushed back because of […]

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New ‘American Idol’ Episodes Filmed Remotely Using iPhones

“American Idol,” one of the many shows to be on hiatus amid the ongoing health crisis in the United States and other countries, is set to return to television on April 26 to finish out the current season, and filming is being done remotely using iPhones. “American Idol” showrunner Trish Kinane told Deadline that over […]

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Apple Shares New Documentation on How to Make Your Own Face Shield

Apple has recently shared a new support document on how to make your own face shield. The support document does mention that the manufacturing of face shields should only be carried out by an expert. In the support document, Apple specifies the materials and their respective thickness values needed for the fabrication of the shield, […]

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Security Researchers Take Advantage of Insecure HTTP to Display Fake Videos on TikTok

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Discontinued Apple today stopped selling the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus after announcing the second-generation iPhone SE. The second-generation iPhone SE is essentially an upgraded iPhone 8, with a 4.7-inch display and Touch ID home button, but with a faster A13 Bionic chip. As of now, there is […]

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Top Stories: New iPhone SE and Magic Keyboard Orders Begin, Mini-LED iPad Pro in 2021?

The long-awaited return of the iPhone SE is finally here! It’s not as small as the original version, but it packs modern internals into an iPhone 8 design and comes at a very competitive starting price of $399. That certainly wasn’t the only news from this week, as Apple also began taking orders for the […]

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Apple, Rogers, and Ontario Government Partner to Support At-Home Learning, Over 20,000 iPads Being Sent to Students in Need

Apple, Rogers, and the Canadian province of Ontario have partnered to help meet the educational needs of students and families during the global health crisis. This week, school boards across Ontario began purchasing and distributing iPads pre-equipped with free Rogers LTE wireless data to students who do not have either the technology or the internet […]

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Rare Original Apple Watch Prototypes Surface

Apple released the first Apple Watch in 2015, but prior to when the original model was released, Apple worked on the design for several years. With every new device, Apple makes multiple prototypes, and today, a few ‌Apple Watch‌ prototypes surfaced on the internet. As highlighted by Vice‘s Motherboard, prototype collector Giulio Zompetti has shared […]

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Top Stories: iOS 14 Leaks, iPhone and 13″ MacBook Pro Rumors, and More

While we’re still patiently waiting for the new low-cost iPhone SE drop, the rumor mill has continued to churn with new iOS 14 leaks and additional rumors about upcoming products. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Among other news this week was an ongoing issue with Apple sending replacement AirPods earbuds with […]

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