iOS 13 will remind you to cancel your subscription when you delete an app


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Sure, some users will appreciate iOS 13’s dark mode, but features that relate to privacy, quality of life, and user advocacy are likely to be the ones that make the biggest difference for people when Apple’s new iPhone, iPad, and iPod software arrives later this year.

To that point, uninstalling an app to which you have a paid subscription in iOS 13’s latest beta release will lead to a prompt to potentially unsubscribe from that app. This might be a good idea because odds are decent that if you’re deleting the app, you’re not planning to use the related service anymore.

Of course, that won’t always be the case: you could just be removing the app temporarily, you could still plan to use it on another device, or you could even

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We used to be friends: Veronica Mars is back in the first full season 4 trailer


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Hulu also distributed this poster for the new season.

Enlarge / Hulu also distributed this poster for the new season. (credit: Hulu)

As the premiere for a new season of fan-darling-TV-series-brought-back-from-the-dead Veronica Mars draws closer, Hulu has released the first full trailer for the show.

Previous clips were just teasers, but this one really fleshes out what viewers can expect. In general, it looks like it will retain the original series’ wit and darkness, just without the heavy 2000s-ness of it all. Since Veronica is a grown-up, working private investigator now, it looks a bit edgier in some ways, with guns and the like playing a more prominent role than they did in the original series. (Previously, Veronica usually relied on her dog Backup or her taser to do her dirtiest work.)

The Veronica Mars season 4 trailer from Hulu

In this reboot, the small seaside town of Neptune, California has seen a rash of bombings of

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Here’s what an Apple TV and Alexa look like on an old TV and record player cabinet


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Apple TV on a vintage TV cabinet.

Enlarge / Apple TV on a vintage TV cabinet. (credit: Thomas Martin Lewins V)

Consumer and household tech obviously looks quite different today than it did years ago—there’s a significant analog and digital divide, for one thing. Among other things, bridging that gap makes integrating the latest tech with tech from a few decades back a real challenge. But it’s not impossible.

Facebook user Thomas Martin Lewins V proved that last point by getting a modern Apple TV box to work with his gigantic, archaic console television and by integrating analog speakers, radios, and record players throughout his house with Amazon Alexa. He posted a couple of videos online as proof, which Boing Boing picked up recently.

First up: the Apple TV setup. This allows him to view Netflix and Hulu shows on that old TV. Here’s what he wrote to introduce the clip:

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Here’s what an Apple TV and Alexa look like on an old TV and record player cabinet


This post is by Samuel Axon from Ars Technica


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Apple TV on a vintage TV cabinet.

Enlarge / Apple TV on a vintage TV cabinet. (credit: Thomas Martin Lewins V)

Consumer and household tech obviously looks quite different today than it did years ago—there’s a significant analog and digital divide, for one thing. Among other things, bridging that gap makes integrating the latest tech with tech from a few decades back a real challenge. But it’s not impossible.

Facebook user Thomas Martin Lewins V proved that last point by getting a modern Apple TV box to work with his gigantic, archaic console television and by integrating analog speakers, radios, and record players throughout his house with Amazon Alexa. He posted a couple of videos online as proof, which Boing Boing picked up recently.

First up: the Apple TV setup. This allows him to view Netflix and Hulu shows on that old TV. Here’s what he wrote to introduce the clip:

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Apple is in talks to buy Intel’s Germany-based modem business, report claims


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A 5G Intel logo is seen during the Mobile World Congress on February 26, 2019 in Barcelona.

Enlarge / A 5G Intel logo is seen during the Mobile World Congress on February 26, 2019 in Barcelona. (credit: Miquel Benitez/Getty Images)

Apple is still looking into the possibility of acquiring Intel’s Germany-based modem business, The Information claimed yesterday, citing sources familiar with Apple’s plans.

Intel has reportedly considered selling off pieces of its modem business, and the heart of that business is in Germany, where Intel acquired and integrated Infineon for $1.4 billion in 2011. The engineers that ended up in that division previously worked on chips that ended up in the iPhone about a decade ago.

This is not the first we’ve heard of Apple’s interest in Intel’s business. A Wall Street Journal report in April claimed that Apple was looking into making an acquisition then. In a statement to CNET and others, Intel said that it has seen “significant interest” in its 5G modem business

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Apple is in talks to buy Intel’s Germany-based modem business, report claims


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A 5G Intel logo is seen during the Mobile World Congress on February 26, 2019 in Barcelona.

Enlarge / A 5G Intel logo is seen during the Mobile World Congress on February 26, 2019 in Barcelona. (credit: Miquel Benitez/Getty Images)

Apple is still looking into the possibility of acquiring Intel’s Germany-based modem business, The Information claimed yesterday, citing sources familiar with Apple’s plans.

Intel has reportedly considered selling off pieces of its modem business, and the heart of that business is in Germany, where Intel acquired and integrated Infineon for $1.4 billion in 2011. The engineers that ended up in that division previously worked on chips that ended up in the iPhone about a decade ago.

This is not the first we’ve heard of Apple’s interest in Intel’s business. A Wall Street Journal report in April claimed that Apple was looking into making an acquisition then. In a statement to CNET and others, Intel said that it has seen “significant interest” in its 5G modem business

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Apple’s iCloud has been a poor experience in Windows, but a new update seeks to fix that


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Apple has released a new version of iCloud for Windows 10 in the Microsoft Store, according to a recent blog post by Microsoft and a handful of Apple customer support documents. The new version claims to be a major improvement, with more robust features and more reliable syncing—the latter of those has been a common complaint for users of Apple’s previous version.

Features listed by Microsoft include:

  • Access your iCloud Drive files directly from File Explorer without using up space on your PC
  • Choose the files and folders you want to keep on your PC
  • Safely store all your files in iCloud Drive and access them from your iOS device, Mac, and on iCloud.com
  • Share any file right from File Explorer and easily collaborate with others—edits will be synced across your devices

Interestingly, Microsoft says the new iCloud app is

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Apple’s iCloud has been a poor experience in Windows, but a new update seeks to fix that


This post is by Samuel Axon from Ars Technica


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Apple has released a new version of iCloud for Windows 10 in the Microsoft Store, according to a recent blog post by Microsoft and a handful of Apple customer support documents. The new version claims to be a major improvement, with more robust features and more reliable syncing—the latter of those has been a common complaint for users of Apple’s previous version.

Features listed by Microsoft include:

  • Access your iCloud Drive files directly from File Explorer without using up space on your PC
  • Choose the files and folders you want to keep on your PC
  • Safely store all your files in iCloud Drive and access them from your iOS device, Mac, and on iCloud.com
  • Share any file right from File Explorer and easily collaborate with others—edits will be synced across your devices

Interestingly, Microsoft says the new iCloud app is

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Apple’s iCloud has been a poor experience in Windows, but a new update seeks to fix that


This post is by Samuel Axon from Ars Technica


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




Apple has released a new version of iCloud for Windows 10 in the Microsoft Store, according to a recent blog post by Microsoft and a handful of Apple customer support documents. The new version claims to be a major improvement, with more robust features and more reliable syncing—the latter of those has been a common complaint for users of Apple’s previous version.

Features listed by Microsoft include:

  • Access your iCloud Drive files directly from File Explorer without using up space on your PC
  • Choose the files and folders you want to keep on your PC
  • Safely store all your files in iCloud Drive and access them from your iOS device, Mac, and on iCloud.com
  • Share any file right from File Explorer and easily collaborate with others—edits will be synced across your devices

Interestingly, Microsoft says the new iCloud app is

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Apple may have leaked the Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR release month


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Apple introduced two pricy and powerful pieces of pro-targeted hardware at its developer conference last month: the modular desktop tower Mac Pro, and the creative-focused Pro Display XDR. Although Apple said the devices would come this fall when discussing them during its keynote stage last week, the industry giant didn’t get any more specific than that. But an apparent mistake in the Apple Store may have narrowed down the date.

Earlier today, MacRumors and 9to5Mac discovered that, when you clicked on the option to “Notify Me” of availability for the products, they were presented with text that said “coming in September.” This was while other parts of the website all said “coming in the fall.” Since the news broke, Apple quietly changed the copy in the “notify me” panel to also say

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iOS 12.3.2 fixes a camera bug but doesn’t do much else


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The iPhone 8 Plus has a dual-camera setup.

Enlarge / The iPhone 8 Plus has a dual-camera setup. (credit: Samuel Axon)

Today, Apple is pushing out a new update to iOS, its software for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch—but this update is targeted at fixing an issue on just one device: the iPhone 8 Plus.

iOS 12.3.2 doesn’t seem to do anything else worth remarking upon. Apple’s notes simply say:

iOS 12.3.2 resolves an issue that could cause Camera to capture Portrait mode photos without depth effect on some iPhone 8 Plus devices.

Updates don’t get much more minor than this. Apple typically releases updates that contain new features for macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS simultaneously. But sometimes the company updates only one operating system at a time when it’s a targeted bug fix, as is the case here. If you don’t have an iPhone 8 Plus, this update isn’t for you.

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Our first-look photos of the Apple’s new Mac Pro and the Pro Display XDR


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Another view of the Mac Pro

SAN JOSE, Calif.—Today, Apple introduced two very expensive pieces of pro-targeted hardware: the Mac Pro, and the Pro Display XDR. While we were not offered an opportunity to get any hands-on time with them, we did see behind-closed-doors live demonstrations and get an opportunity to photograph them both.

Apple is positioning these as direct competitors to the sort of video editing bay hardware that costs tens of thousands of dollars, not as mass-market consumer products. Judged on that scale, these seem like great bargains, albeit only for a few people in specialized fields.

The big surprise is the modular Mac Pro, so let’s start there.

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Answers to some of your iTunes questions: Old libraries, Windows, and more


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SAN JOSE, Calif.—After much speculation and fanfare in the press, Apple confirmed today that it will sunset iTunes in the next version of macOS and spin its functionality into three new apps—Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and Apple TV. As we noted earlier, this marks the end of an era of sorts on the Mac—but there were plenty of unanswered questions. What features will Music retain from iTunes? And what happens to Windows users who are dependent on iTunes?

While some details are still fuzzy and will remain that way until we start digging into the beta releases, we got some broad answers from Apple on those top-level questions.

Old iTunes libraries and files

Apple Music in macOS Catalina will import users’ existing music libraries from iTunes in their entirety, Apple says. That includes not

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Apple will soon kill off iTunes and, with it, an entire era of music history


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The new Apple Podcasts app for Mac, showing a list of available podcasts.

Enlarge / The new Apple Podcasts app for Mac. (credit: Ron Amadeo)

SAN JOSE, Calif.—As part of a slate of upcoming software updates, Apple will close the door on one of its most iconic pieces of software: iTunes. The company will split the application up into multiple, more-focused apps on the Mac: Apple Music for music, Apple TV for TV and movies, and Apple Podcasts for podcasts.

iTunes—a program for managing your media library, listening to songs, and buying new content—played a key part in the digital revolution of the 2000s after it first launched in 2001. Its impact started with music. iTunes was partly credited with slowing the severe bleeding to piracy the recording industry faced amid the popularity of the MP3 boom on peer-to-peer file-sharing applications like Napster. And the program was also the home base for the iPod, one of the first of many products

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Apple shares its vision for macOS 10.15 Catalina: Cross-platform apps are key


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SAN JOSE, Calif.—The next major operating system update for Apple’s Mac computers will bring new apps, and a handful of quality life improvements, and most importantly, a far-reaching initiative to (at least partially) unify the app-development process across devices running iOS and macOS. This new initiative is at the heart of Apple’s future macOS strategy and is a cornerstone of the newly announced macOS 10.15 Catalina update.

Here’s what we learned at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference today.

Apple hopes the initiative will rejuvenate a slow-moving Mac app store and native software ecosystem. The initiative will do so by making it easier for developers for the iPhone and iPad App Store—one of the most robust software platforms in the world—to release their iOS applications on the Mac with minimal additional development time. Currently,

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Apple unveils the Pro Display XDR, a display unlike anything else on the market


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Hellllooooo, Pro Display XDR.

Enlarge / Hellllooooo, Pro Display XDR. (credit: Apple)

SAN JOSE, Calif.—Apple used its WWDC keynote presentation to announce its first new computer display product since the Apple Thunderbolt Display (which was introduced in 2011). It’s called the Pro Display XDR, and it looks to be a display unlike anything else on the market.

For the past several years, Apple has sold specialized displays from LG through its store to users who want a display that will play nice with Macs. But a few weeks ago, supply of some of those LG displays began to dry up (though one additional LG display did appear on the store recently), suggesting something new was coming.

“There’s no single display that gives our pro customers everything they ask for,” said Apple’s Colleen Novielli as she began introducing the Pro Display XDR during today’s keynote. “And HDR is frequently requested, but yet to be delivered

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iOS 13: Apple brings Dark Mode to iPhones and multitasking overhaul to iPads


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Apple Senior VP Craig Federighi on stage, showing an iPhone with iOS 13's dark mode.

Enlarge / Apple Senior VP Craig Federighi unveiling iOS 13’s dark mode.
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SAN JOSE, Calif.—Apple executives took the stage today at the San Jose Convention Center to walk onlooking members of the press and developers—not to mention thousands of livestream viewers—through iOS 13, its new major software update for iPhones, iPads, and iPods.

iOS 13 will introduce Dark Mode to those devices for the first time. Apple brought Dark Mode to Macs via macOS Mojave last year, to much fanfare. As was the case there, Dark Mode doesn’t actually change anything about the interface—just the aesthetics. Apple showed Dark Mode running on the company’s first-party apps for news, calendar, messages, and more. Dark Mode may also save battery life on devices with emissive OLED displays—savings like that were discovered in our own tests comparing Android devices with LCD and OLED displays. But we’ll have to

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It’s really real: Apple unveils the all-new Mac Pro


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It’s really real: Apple unveils the all-new Mac Pro

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SAN JOSE, Calif.—Today, Apple announced a new Mac Pro desktop computer—the first new product in that line since 2013.

The new Mac Pro offers a vastly different design than the cylindrical “trash can” design of the last Mac Pro, which released nearly 2,000 days ago. This new model has more of a tower design that is a closer analogue to the “cheese grater” Mac Pro models that existed before the latest machine. It has stainless steel handles for moving the device as needed as well as a set of steel “feet” on the bottom. Apple says both sides of the device are openable for user access.

As you might expect from a desktop computer designed primarily for professional needs, Apple is touting the new Mac Pro as “the most powerful Mac [it] has ever created.” The company says it is using a “brand new” Intel

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Apple’s watchOS 6 brings new apps (and various iPhone apps) to Watch


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The Apple Watch Series 4 on a wooden table.

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SAN JOSE, Calif.—At its developer conference today, Apple described its new Apple Watch software features in detail. Called watchOS 6, the operating-system update adds new apps, watchfaces, and features that enhance the ways users are already putting their Apple Watches to good use.

Arguably the biggest update coming to the Apple Watch is the new on-watch App Store. In watchOS 6, you’ll be able to browse, purchase, and download apps directly from the App Store on the Watch. That means users don’t need to turn to their iPhones to download and install apps that they may have on their iPhones already on their Watches.

Going hand-in-hand with an on-watch App Store is the new ability for developers to make independent apps for the Apple Watch. Currently, all Apple Watch apps must have an iOS app installed on the Watch’s paired iPhone in order for them

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The WWDC Liveblog: All the OS details from Apple’s annual keynote


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Neon emoji and animoji images accompanied the invites to press.

Enlarge / Neon emoji and animoji images accompanied the invites to press. (credit: Apple)

At 10am PDT (1pm EDT, 5pm GMT) on Monday, June 3, 2019, Apple will host its “special event”—or as we’ve long called it, the keynote—to kick off the 2019 Worldwide Developers Conference. In front of an audience of press and developers, the company is expected to share details about its upcoming major annual operating system updates for iPhones, iPads, Macs, Apple Watches, and other products.

Ars will once again be on the scene at WWDC in San Jose, and on Monday we’ll be sharing live updates throughout keynote in our liveblog—just come back here a few minutes before the event starts to follow along.

The main focus is expected to be iOS 13, the new version of Apple’s software for iPhones. Previous leaks and reports have suggested a number of totally overhauled apps, significant

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