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Alfonso Cuarón signs multiyear deal with Apple TV+

Apple reportedly inked a multiyear deal with Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuarón to develop original content for Apple TV+. Cuarón’s deal with Apple will see him develop multiple TV series for the

Tim Cook explains why Apple pulled controversial Hong Kong app

As Apple draws fire for banning a mapping app that proved useful to Hong Kong protesters, CEO Tim Cook defended the company’s decision. In an email to employees, Cook explained why Apple pulled

iPhone 11 Pro Max battery whips Galaxy Note 10+

A battery test pitting the iPhone 11 Pro Max against its arch-rival, the Samsung Galaxy Note10+, found that Apple’s new flagship handset outlasted its competitor by over two hours. The test, done by

How to combine Live Photos into a shareable video

Now you can pick a bunch of your Live Photos, and turn them into a short movie with a single tap. Here's how to make Live Photos videos. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Amazon Music app arrives on Apple TV

Apple TV users can finally access millions of songs, playlists and radio stations using Amazon Music. Starting today, anyone with a 4K Apple TV or the regular HD model can go to the Apple TV App Store

Truth Be Told trailer gives glimpse inside intense murder investigation

Apple dropped the first full trailer for Octavia Spencer’s crime drama, Truth Be Told, which will debut on Apple TV+ in December. Spencer plays a journalist investigating whether she helped send a man

How to snooze your email with Fastmail

Fastmail has finally added a snooze feature for your emails, but it was totally worth the wait. Here's how it works. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

57 new emoji land on iPhone in iOS 13.2 beta 2

The biggest iPhone emoji update of the year is finally ready for testing if you’re a developer. Apple seeded iOS 13.2 beta 2 and iPadOS 13.2 beta 2 to developers today. The update comes just over a

Pixelmator Pro embraces Catalina’s Sidecar (and, surprisingly, Mac Pro)

Pixelmator Pro, one of Photoshop’s strongest competitors, is now fully compatible with macOS Catalina, including the ability to use an iPad as a second screen. And the high-end graphics app is also

Apple within 3% of hitting amazing all-time-high valuation

Apple is within 3% of hitting a record-high market cap, with a current valuation of $1.037 trillion. And it might be about to climb even higher. “Longer term, this is one of the best stocks out

Apple chipmaker rakes in record third quarter revenue

Apple chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has hit a new record for the third calendar quarter of the year. TSMC’s revenue beat previous guidance it gave in July. The world’s

Long-awaited Crossy Road sequel coming to Apple Arcade

Hipster Whale’s 2015 game Crossy Road modified the Frogger concept for a modern audience. In doing so, it raked in massive amounts of money for an indie game: around $10 million in its first 90 days.

Add a layer of protection and style to your new iPhone 11 [Deals]

It’s no surprise that the new iPhone models are positively drool-worthy. It’s also no surprise that they’re expensive. So if you’re shelling out the cash for Cupertino’s latest mobile device, you

Apple acquisition meant that Shazam turned a profit in 2018

Apple’s acquisition of music recognition AI company Shazam had a big impact on the company’s financials. According to freshly posted financial results, Shazam’s user base hit 478 million active users

Apple TV+ will feature all 10 episodes of Dickinson November 1

It seems that a rumor that Apple TV+ would be moving away from the Netflix model of dumping every episode of a show out there immediately may have been wrong. At least with regards to Apple’s

Apple pulls two apps from China App Store due to government demands

Apple has reportedly removed the Quartz news app from the Chinese App Store by request of the China government. According to Quartz‘ investigations editor, this is due to their, “excellent coverage of

Apple classic Texas Hold’em doubles down with iPad support

Apple decided to go all in on its revived Texas Hold’em game. The company brought this classic — which debuted on the iPod way back in 2006 — back to iPhone this summer, and now there’s an iPad

Apple launches disaster relief program for Apple Card users

Apple is now offering financial relief to Apple Card users in areas that have been hit by flooding and other natural disasters. Multiple Apple Card holders have shared an email sent by Apple with an

Stand+Dock brings iPhone, AirPods together for tidy charging [Review]

Clear the clutter on your bedside table with the Zens Stand+Dock. This stunning charger tops up iPhone and AirPods simultaneously and eliminates messy cables that are forever in your way. A built-in

watchOS 5.3.2 closes security hole in Apple Watch Series 4

A security patch debuted today just for Apple Watch Series 4. watchOS 5.3.2 fixes a flaw in the software that hackers might exploit. This same patch for earlier Apple wearables was introduced two