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  • Here are some distractions for you while you're at home 29/03/2020 at 18:00h
    Another week has gone by, has it? Boy, it's been a tough few weeks, honestly, and there just seems to be no end in sight. I hope all of your are managing well right now, or at least as best you can... For the past week, I've been escaping reality by playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons and working on building my dream island paradise. We have a ton of Animal Crossing guides up that you should check out if you're also enjoying the game. Honestly, this game is keeping me sane right now, which I'm sure that many of you can also say. Funny how that original delay of the game worked out after all, right? And if you have an iPhone, make sure to check out the new ACNH Travel Guide companion app for all things Animal Crossing: New Horizons! In the world of Apple, Universal Purchase for Mac apps is finally here. This is great, and something I've been looking forward to for a while. Of course, this is still up to the developer to enable, but if they do, one purchase of a Catalyst app on the...
  • Get active with the best workout bands for the Garmin Vivoactive 3 29/03/2020 at 15:30h
    Smartwatches are great exercise aides, and Garmin's Vivoactive 3 is a popular model in the marketplace. It offers 15 built-in sports apps — including yoga, running and swimming — and a wrist-based heart monitor. If you're looking to keep that monitor in place while you're in action, you need a decent strap. If your original Vivoactive 3 band needs replacing, or you fancy a change with a different color or style, we can help with our sporty selection. Top trio Three-Pack of Big Tang Soft Silicone Replacement Fitness Bands Staff Pick This great value pack gives you three quick-release bands in contemporary colors. They're made of soft silicone for comfort when wearing and have a clean, sporty look. A pin and tuck enclosure gives a secure fit and the metal is made from hypoallergenic nickel-free stainless steel. $14 at Amazon Holesome Ancool Soft Silicone Replacement Sport Strap Ancool's replacement bands are especially designed for sports enthusiasts. They're avai...
  • Specialists iFixit disassembled the new iPad Pro 29/03/2020 at 14:01h
    Shortly after the MacBook Air disassembly specialists iFixit got to the new iPad Pro. Experts largely considered in detail the design of the updated Apple tablet, making some interesting discoveries. In General, the specialists of iFixit confirmed recent information about what is largely a new iPad Pro similar to its predecessor. Preserved all the basic […] The post Specialists iFixit disassembled the new iPad Pro appeared first on Master iPhones.
  • Hulu subscribers can now stream ABC News Live for free 28/03/2020 at 18:10h
    We're usually the biggest supporters of the cordcutting lifestyle, though with the current pandemic the world has on its hands, now is one of the worst times to not have access to a live news channel on your television at home. Updates are coming every few hours, and with how quickly information is changing, it's so important to have the most up-to-date info on the virus. Hulu is helping its current subscribers out by offering a live stream of ABC News for free. Access is open for all subscribers, so whether you're on a Limited Commercials, No Commercials, or a Hulu with Live TV plan, you'll be able to watch ABC News at any time of the day. This 24/7 livestream of the channel can be found by navigating to the Hulu Picks section at Hulu. Free for members ABC News now streaming on Hulu Hulu just made the ABC News live TV channel available to all of its subscribers for free! The livestream is accessible via the Hulu Picks section whether you have a base Hulu plan, the No Commercials...
  • iFixit cracks open the new 2020 iPad Pro in its latest teardown 28/03/2020 at 17:07h
    And no, they didn't try to bend it... What you need to know iFixit has got its hands on the latest iPad Pro. That means there's a fresh new teardown to take a look at. They reveal the iPad's new LiDAR scanner and more. iFixit has got its hands on the latest iPad Pro, which means that there's a fresh new teardown to take a look at. Over on Youtube iFixit today posted their latest video stating: We're in lock down but that's not going to stop us from tearing down the brand new 12.9 inch iPad Pro. It's the iPad Apple says could be your next computer. With a new A12Z Bionic chip that Apple claims outperforms most laptop processors, and a new camera system that includes a lidar scanner, there's plenty of new tech for us to investigate here. iPads have always been a pain to take apart, but with so much time on our hands, what else are we going to do? In the teardown they remove the iPad's display and dive straight into the iPad's camera housing, taking a look at the new Li...
  • Apple Watch Series 6 unable to Touch ID 28/03/2020 at 16:01h
    The publication of the Verifier with reference to the sources close to the partners of the company Apple, reports that Apple’s next smart watch to come out this fall. According to available data, the novelty will be equipped with a scanner Touch ID embedded in the Digital Crown. Sources do not report how exactly Apple […] The post Apple Watch Series 6 unable to Touch ID appeared first on Master iPhones.
  • How Apple is setting an example in the darkest of times 28/03/2020 at 15:52h
    Amidst the chaos, Apple seems to have struck a fine balance in its response. As the world responds to a global pandemic not seen in any of our lifetimes, the actions of those in the spotlight are often telling. The world over, politicians, scientists, and organizations have responded very differently to COVID-19, some labeled too cautious, others too brash. Some being overly-sensible, others flippant. Diversity in how society has responded to this plight has really divided humanity at a time when we really need more unity than ever. Yet where others have arguably faltered, Apple seems to have achieved a superb balance in the way it has handled the times in which we live. So what has Apple done in the face of a seemingly global catastrophe, and how can we learn from it? Innovation Apple's most recent and direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic was its announcement of a new COVID-19 app and a website, based on CDC guidance. From the press release: Apple today released a new scr...
  • Dropbox for Mac is adding improved syncing 28/03/2020 at 14:41h
    The feature was added to the latest beta! What you need to know Dropbox is adding better syncing to its Mac app. Syncing will no work beyond folders to documents, downloads, and desktop. It means you'll be able to see all of these things across your Dropbox enabled devices. Dropbox is adding new syncing capabilities to its Mac app, to extend the feature beyond folders to documents, downloads, and desktop. As reported by 9to5Mac: Dropbox on the Mac has slowly been expanding its feature set and how it works, and today, the latest beta adds the option to sync your documents, downloads, and desktop. In my testing (download folder only), it worked as advertised. Once enabled, there will be a My Mac folder in your dropbox that will contain all of your downloads folder. I am still trying to wrap my head around how Dropbox is going to keep this integrated with macOS so the user doesn't notice some strange things happening. This feature will likely be very popular with enterpr...
  • The Switch Lite's lack of visual output makes it hard to stream gameplay 28/03/2020 at 14:30h
    Best Answer: Unfortunately, the Nintendo Switch Lite doesn't include the necessary internal hardware to allow for connected streaming. As such, you'll have to rig a camera over your Switch Lite if you want to stream gameplay to Mixer or Twitch. Handheld only: Nintendo Switch Lite ($60 at Best Buy) Why can't I stream directly from the Switch Lite? Nintendo's Switch Lite is a smaller gaming system specifically designed for handheld use. It doesn't include all of the features or hardware you'll find in the original Switch. For example, there are no removable controllers, rumble option, motion controls, or internal hardware that allows for visual output. The last of which, makes it harder to share gameplay onto streaming channels than it would be using other consoles or even the original Switch. You see, in order to stream from a regular Switch or any other console, a device called a capture card must be connected to both the Switch and a PC. Capture cards help consoles bypass re...
  • Review: Ditch your smartphone with the Polaroid Now instant camera 28/03/2020 at 14:00h
    It's no longer Original, but the Polaroid Now doesn't need to be. Launching in fresh, yet familiar colors, the Polaroid Now isn't just a beautiful instant camera. It also represents the return of one of the most iconic brands from the 20th century. Whether this is enough to make a long-term splash in the 2020s, especially with young people, isn't yet known. However, there are reasons to believe it's possible. Polaroid returns If you live long enough, you'll notice old things often become new again. So is the case with the Polaroid brand. From the 1960s until the late 1980s, Polaroid was one of the most dominant corporations in the world. Then digital cameras arrived, slowing starving the company, which went bankrupt in 2001. Fast-forward to 2008 when Dutch-based Impossible Project stepped forward and acquired most of the Polaroid assets, including its intellectual property. Impossible's primary tasks for many years was to produce the unique Polaroid film that the aging Polaroid ...
  • Here's all the Apple news you should have read this week 28/03/2020 at 12:53h
    In case you missed it. It's been another wild week in the world of Apple, tech and beyond. With new Apple products finally arriving on customer doorsteps, new Apple initiatives taking to air and fresh leaks, there's been plenty to talk about. Of course, the global pandemic has held center stage for much of it, but even that has brought out some great stories of joy, innovation and human persistence. Here's all the Apple news you should have read this week. Benchmarking Apple's new iPad Pro and MacBook Air models are falling into the hands of customers, which means benchmarks are starting to hit the web. The earliest signs show that the MacBook Air is a fantastic improvement on its predecessor and that the i5 processor option is definitely worth it. The i7, not so much. Unsurprisingly, Apple's new iPad Pro does not offer a similar leap in performance. The new MacBook Air benchmarks are 75% faster than its predecessor Early MacBook Air i7 benchmarks suggest the i5 might be best one...
  • Touch ID might be coming to Apple Watch 28/03/2020 at 11:18h
    First in the Digital Crown, then under the display. What you need to know A rumor claims that Touch ID is coming to Apple Watch. That's according to The Verifier and iUpdate. The next Apple Watch will feature it in the Digital Crown, the following version will have a fingerprint scanner under the screen. A report claims that Apple is planning to introduce Touch ID to Apple Watch as early as next year, in the Apple Watch Series 6. According to The Verifier and in partnership with iUpdate: Another tip we got is that Apple is already working on the next version of the watch that is expected to be released in 2021. While in Series 6, launched this year, the option to release the watch will be released with a fingerprint embedded on the "crown" of the watch (the physical button on the side of the watch) in the next version ( Series 7?) Will support the fingerprint clock below the screen itself. Recent patent publications from Apple have revealed how Apple could add light and t...
  • Darkroom gets mouse and trackpad support for iPad 28/03/2020 at 10:45h
    Editing photos on iPad has never been easier! What you need to know Darkroom has updated its photo editing app for iOS. version 4.5.5 brings cursor support for iPadOS. It means you'll be able to edit your photos with a mouse and trackpad on iPad. Darkroom has updated its iPad app to bring cursor support, meaning you can now edit photos with a mouse or trackpad. Darkroom announced its version 4.5.5 release of the software yesterday, March 27. Its update notes state: Adds support for the new cursor on iPadOS. With a connected trackpad or mouse, you can manage your library and edit your photos faster than ever! We'll be expanding this support in the coming weeks so keep an eye out! Reduces the amount of memory the app uses on older devices. This should reduce crashes on those devices. We will continue testing and improving performance on the iPhone 5S, 6S, and other devices that may feel like they have gotten slower with the recent update. The update is of course designed ...
  • Someone found your iPhone 12 Pro wishlist and made a concept out of it 28/03/2020 at 09:20h
    What you need to know Apple is hopefully going to announce iPhone 12 Pro in September. This new concept imagines what it might look like. Some of it's likely. Some of it less so. Yes please, Apple. Make it so. Depending on which analysts and supply chain partners you listen to Apple will either announce iPhone 12 Pro this September or at some undetermined point in the future. We're expecting big things, whenever it happens. And this concept embodies much of that excitement. Created by Hacker 34 and shared to YouTube, the 70-second video takes the form of an Apple ad, as these things are wont to do. And it does a pretty good job of getting us hyped for iPhone 12 Pro. Not that much help was needed. The first thing you'll notice about this concept is its blocky, squared-off edges that resemble iPhone 4. That's a very good thing and it would hopefully do away with the bar of soap approach we've been struggling – and failing – to hold on to the last few years. Another obvi...
  • iPhone Suppliers Are Worried About Lower Component Orders from Apple 28/03/2020 at 04:37h
    A Reuters report highlights that Apple factories in China have reopened after months of lockdown due to coronavirus. However, many suppliers are worried about the demand of iPhone waning as the global economy comes to a screeching halt due to the pandemic. Continue reading →
  • iPhone 12 production is ramping up, but suppliers worry about demand 28/03/2020 at 04:29h
    Apple's supply chain partners are bracing for a reduction in orders. What you need to know The 5G iPhone may see less demand than desired. iPhone suppliers are anticipating cuts to supply orders. Companies are also expecting cuts in the workforce. Apple's factories in China seems to be ramping up in their capacity to manufacture its newest iPhones for the fall, but the issue may become less about the supply chain and more about whether or not the demand for the new devices will be there. A senior official at one of the company's contract assemblers reports that "Apple's orders for the quarter ending in March are likely to drop 18% compared with the previous year". They also said that production ramp-up for the 5G iPhone has been postponed, but that the move does not necessarily mean the launch itself is delayed. The company appears to be worried about the possibility that, with the world fighting the coronavirus pandemic, the demand for its flagship smartphone will be tempered...
  • Responding to backlash, Zoom stops sharing user data with Facebook 28/03/2020 at 04:05h
    Zoom's iOS update stops sharing your data with Facebook. What you need to know Zoom has updated its iOS app to stop sharing user data with Facebook. The company was sharing device data when users used "Login with Facebook". Even users without a Facebook account were having their data harvested. Yesterday, it was discovered that the Zoom iOS app was sharing personal data with Facebook without user consent. A report from Motherboard showed that, while enabling the Login with Facebook SDK into the app turns on this kind of data sharing, Zoom did not disclose this data collection to its users. Even worse, the company was sharing user analytics data to the Facebook Graph API even if that user did not have a Facebook account. "As people work and socialize from home, video conferencing software Zoom has exploded in popularity. What the company and its privacy policy don't make clear is that the iOS version of the Zoom app is sending some analytics data to Facebook, even if Zoom us...
  • The Magic Mouse isn't the only option for your Mac 28/03/2020 at 01:34h
    Apple's Magic Mouse isn't for everyone. It's got multi-touch gesture support and is rechargeable, but many people would still trade fancy features for a traditional mouse. A good mouse is nothing to scoff at — you use them every day, and you're going to want one that is comfortable and has all the features you want, whether you work from home or in the office. So, if you don't like the Magic Mouse that came with your Mac, you can and should get something else. Here are our top choices! Best all-around mouse Logitech M720 Staff favorite Also known as the Triathalon Mouse, Logitech's low-cost wireless mouse is a great option for most people. It's called the Triathalon Mouse because it has three Bluetooth device connections. You can use it with your iMac Pro at home, your MacBook Pro on the go, and your PC at work. $34 at Amazon $50 at Best Buy For the gamers SteelSeries Rival 650 SteelSeries makes an impeccable gaming mouse with nearly zero lag, pinpoint accurate crosshai...
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons — Time travel guide 28/03/2020 at 01:29h
    Wibbley Wobbley Timey Wimey. Time Travel can make Animal Crossing complicated! Animal Crossing: New Horizons, like previous installments in the series, runs on real time. If an hour passes in the real world, it also passes in your game, whether you're playing or not. If Tom Nook says your house will be ready tomorrow, you have to wait until tomorrow for your house to be finished. There is an exception though — time travel, and it's exactly what it sounds like. Here's how to use it in your game. Time traveling in Animal Crossing: New Horizons While early reports suggested that Animal Crossing: New Horizons would not allow for time traveling, it didn't take players long to figure out how to accomplish this feat to some pretty impressive ends. By adjusting the time and date on your Switch, you can move your game forward or backward in time. Before you go jumping into the future, though, it's important to know that you can cause some significant and undesirable changes by skipping t...
  • Make the most of your time at home with one of these LEGO sets 28/03/2020 at 00:53h
    LEGO is one of those things that never go out of favor. With more of us working and playing from home right now, including a lot of kids, it's a great time to reacquaint the kids (and yourself) with the magical interlocking bricks we know as LEGO. These LEGO sets are the best of the best this year. Build your own Fire Mech LEGO NINJAGO Movie Fire Mech 70615 Staff pick It's hard to find this LEGO kit, so grab it up fast. The LEGO NINJAGO Movie Fire Mech Building Kit comes with 944 pieces of fun. You'll get all the bricks to construct your own Fire Mech, which comes complete with a cockpit that opens and closes and posable arms and legs. Two fire blasters are included in the box, plus a pair of shoulder disc shooters, and six mini-figures. The LEGO NINJAGO Fire Mech is a super detailed large assembly project that's challenging for builders of all ages. $67 at Amazon $82 at Walmart You'll love this to the moon and back LEGO Creator Expert NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander 10266...