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  • Apple's Chinese App Store purge sees 4,500 games removed in just three days 04/07/2020 at 12:28h
    It comes after changes to government rules on licensing. What you need to know Apple is purging games from its App Store in China. That's because of changes to licensing restrictions in the country. More than 4,500 games have been removed in just three days. Apple has purged more than 4,500 games from its App Store in just three days, following a change to licensing restrictions in China. Earlier this week it emerged that Apple had frozen thousands of mobile games on China's App Store at the behest of the government. The reason? A change to licensing restrictions. All app developers need an official license from regulators in China to put their games on Apple's App Store. Previously, developers were allowed to have their games go live whilst they were waiting for their license to be approved. A rule change earlier this year means that developers will now have to secure a license before submitting their apps. The change came into force on June 30, and Apple's initial response...
  • Apple seeks legal judgement against Zipit after surprise lawsuit withdrawal 04/07/2020 at 11:07h
    Zipit sued Apple last month, before voluntarily dismissing the lawsuit without warning. What you need to know Zipit sued Apple last month over two instant messaging patents. It then withdrew its lawsuit without warning. Apple is now seeking a judgement to bring a permanent end to the matter. Apple is seeking a final legal judgement against Zipit, a company which filed and then withdrew a lawsuit against Apple last month. As AppleInsider reports: Apple is seeking a declaratory judgement to determine that it does not infringe on two instant messaging patents owned by a company named Zipit Wireless, which previously levelled claims against the tech giant. In a complaint filed Friday with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Apple argues that it does not infringe on Zipit's intellectual property. Zipit Wireless is the creator of a secure messaging platform. According to the lawsuit, Apple is seeking a declaratory judgement that it does not in...
  • Patents point to iPhone replacing physical driver's license and passport 04/07/2020 at 02:01h
    Apple really wants to get rid of the wallet. What you need to know Apple may be trying to digitize the driver's license and passport. New patents point to such technology. Apple has been slowly attempting to get rid of the wallet since the launch of Apple Pay. Since the launch of the Wallet app and Apple Pay, Apple has been slowly trying to rid the world of the physical wallet and all of the items you carry inside. It appears that, now that Apple Pay has grown into mass adoption across the world, the company is turning its eyes to the drivers license and the passport. Reported by AppleInsider, Apple has filed a number of patents titled "Providing Verified Claims of User Identity" which focus on authenticating a user's identity digitally with a device. "A device implementing a system for using a verified claim of identity includes at least one processor configured to receive a verified claim including information to identify a user of a device," says one such application, "t...
  • LinkedIn caught copying user's clipboard in iOS 14, says it is a bug 04/07/2020 at 01:24h
    LinkedIn gets roped in with TikTok . What you need to know LinkedIn has been caught snooping on the clipboard in iOS 14. One developer found they were copying the content of the clipboard on every keystroke. LinkedIn says that the behavior is a bug that will be fixed in an update to the app. One of Apple's focuses for privacy in iOS 14 is giving users more information about what apps and websites are doing in the background with their information. One of those features is alerting users when an app copies the contents of your clipboard, and LinkedIn just got caught doing that - a lot. Twitter user DonCubed, a developer for portfolio builder Urspace, posted a video showing that the LinkedIn app was copying the contents of his clipboard on every single keystroke. "LinkedIn is copying the contents of my clipboard every keystroke. IOS 14 allows users to see each paste notification. I'm on an IPad Pro and it's copying from the clipboard of my MacBook Pro. Tik tok just got called...
  • Apple is asking customers if they use the USB charger in their iPhone box 04/07/2020 at 00:52h
    Perhaps the rumors are true. What you need to know Apple is surveying customers ahead of the iPhone 12 launch. One of the questions asks what customers do with the charger in the box. Recent rumors suggest that Apple may ship the iPhone 12 without a charger. A recent rumor claimed that the iPhone 12 may ship without headphones or a charger in the box. The rumor, which has launched the Apple community into a debate about corporate greed and environmental impact, has continued to gain steam from other sources who say that the iPhone 12 may in fact be the first iPhone to ship without the usual accessories in the box. Now, it appears that the company is sending some existing iPhone customers a survey in which they ask about the charger in the box. Reported by 9to5Mac, some customers have been getting an email survey that, in addition to other questions about its products, asks customers what they do with the charger that currently comes in the box with an iPhone. @MacMagazine @rfi...
  • Get the perfect cup of tea with these strainers and infusers 03/07/2020 at 21:30h
    There's certainly nothing wrong with buying convenient and inexpensive pre-bagged tea. But for an excellent taste experience and less packaging waste, loose leaf tea is the way to go. You just need an infuser or strainer, and you can brew fresh hot or cold tea anytime. Here are some of the best infusers you can buy. Mighty fine HOUSE AGAIN Extra Fine Mest Tea Infuser Staff Pick This simple stainless steel mesh strainer has extra-fine holes to minimize debris at the bottom of your cup. It's large enough for the tea to move around freely as it brews and sized to fit most mugs, cups, or even teapots. The collapsible arms keep the infuser stable; the included silicone lid keeps the tea warm as it brews and acts as a saucer when you're done brewing. $9 at Amazon Big ball HOUSE AGAIN Tea Ball Infuser If you prefer a ball-style infuser, make it a big one like this. It's perfect for brewing in a tall container like a pitcher. Place the tea inside, screw on the lid, and then...
  • Grow Your Data Skills with this Course Bundle on Excel & Power Bi 03/07/2020 at 20:06h
    From marketing to machine learning, data skills are now highly valued in a wide variety of career paths. The Data Analysis with Excel + Power BI Bundle helps you understand the key tools and techniques, with three highly rated courses for just $24.99. In practically any modern business, major decisions are influenced by data. For this reason, recruiters look for people with skills in this area. Just a solid grasp of Excel can open doors to more lucrative roles. Whether you are a complete data novice or looking to improve, this bundle of three courses provides a solid education. Through 22 hours of video training, you can discover how to gather, analyze, visualize, and present data with Microsoft software. The training kicks off with Microsoft BI, a tool for creating professional-quality reports. Through 116 hands-on lectures, you discover how to use the software to turn raw data into eye-catching presentations. You also learn how to analyze data using Pivot Tables in Excel, and use...
  • Team GO Rocket's return to Pokémon Go looms closer 03/07/2020 at 20:04h
    Team GO Rocket is blasting off again! ## What you need to know Niantic has continued to tease the return of Team GO Rocket to Pokémon Go. Candela, Team Valor's leader has found two more scraps of paper with Team GO Rocket's notes on hot air balloons. Candela's scraps also included notes about her latest run in with Arlo, something that has the team leader quite upset. Only a day after the last Willow Report, the official Pokémon Go Twitter has tweeted out the next update to the Willow Report. In this update, Candela, the leader of Team Valor, confronted Professor Willow, very upset after what seems to have been another confrontation with Arlo of Team GO Rocket. Although Candela didn't stick around for a conversation like the other two team leaders did, with all the scraps pieced together, Professor Willow was able to deduce that they made up a manual for a hot air balloon. He also noted that it was odd that Team GO Rocket would need a manual for only one balloon. Today, with ...
  • MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Trio Wireless Charging Pad From Satechi 03/07/2020 at 20:01h
    For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Satechi to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Trio Wireless Charging Pad that can wirelessly charge the iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods all at once. Priced at $119, the Trio Wireless Charging Pad has a simple rectangular design that looks clean and organized on a desk, counter, or table top. There's a slight wedge look to the charger, along with three LEDs that serve as charging indicators for your devices. There's an upright pop-out ‌Apple Watch‌ charging puck that can charge the ‌Apple Watch‌ in Nightstand Mode, an indentation designed to fit the ‌AirPods‌ or AirPods Pro and a spot for the ‌iPhone‌ denoted by a raised rubber circle that helps keep it secured in place while charging. The cutouts for the ‌AirPods‌ and the rubber circle for the ‌iPhone‌ are useful ways to make sure your devices get put in the exact right spot for charging, so there's no fussing with trying to find the proper position. Because the ‌Apple Watch‌ charging puck folds down, the Trio is ideal for travel because it can be tucked into a bag or a purse along with your other Apple accessories. The Trio Wireless Charging Pad can charge an ‌iPhone‌ at 7.5W, the maximum charging speed that Apple's iPhones support for wireless charging. The ‌Apple Watch‌ charges at 2.5W, while the ‌AirPods‌ with Wireless Charging Case or ‌AirPods Pro‌ charges at 5W. Satechi is a trusted name when it comes to ‌iPhone‌ accessories, and the Trio features foreign object detection and over temperature protection to keep you and your devices safe. It will automatically shut off power if there's an unknown object on the charger or if there are heat issues. Satechi ships the Trio Wireless Charging Pad with a USB-C 24W power adapter that comes with U.S., UK, and EU plug options, another reason why it's ideal for use both at home and when you're traveling. We have four of the Trio Wireless Charging Pads to give away to MacRumors readers. To enter to win our ‌giveaway‌, use the Gleam.io widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winners and send the prizes. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, following us on Instagram, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page. Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years or older and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory are eligible to enter. To offer feedback or get more information on the ‌giveaway‌ restrictions, please refer to our Site Feedback section, as that is where discussion of the rules will be redirected. Satechi Trio The contest will run from today (July 3) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on July 10. The winners will be chosen randomly on July 10 and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen.Tags: giveaway, SatechiThis article, "MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Trio Wireless Charging Pad From Satechi" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
  • Create your own case and save 20% with Casetify's 4th of July sale 03/07/2020 at 18:42h
    With the 4th of July holiday almost here, there are a ton of deals and discounts live right now at various retailers, including at Casetify. Now through July 5, you can score 20% off your order at Casetify when you enter promo code 4JUL20 during checkout. Orders of $35 or more will even be shipped for free. Today's deal at Casetify is not valid on licensed accessories or collaborations, but there's still a wide variety to save on from iPhone and AirPods cases to Apple Watch bands, charging cables, wireless chargers, and more. Casetify even sells MacBook cases in unique, eye-catching designs. While there are a ton of other accessories to shop for at Casetify, the brand really excels at cases. Whether you have a new iPhone 11, iPhone SE, or an older device like the iPhone 8, there are cases built to fit your phone just right and add a style to fit your interests. There are plenty of pre-made cases to choose from, though a better option is to customize a case that will truly be unique...
  • Gullivarr gives you some sweet pirate themed goodies in ACNH 03/07/2020 at 18:41h
    Turn your Animal Crossing island into Treasure Island with Gullivarr's sweet pirate-themed rewards. As part of New Horizons' most recent summer update, players now have the ability to randomly stumble across Gullivarr (pirate Gulliver) while walking around their island's beaches. Upon waking this hopeless bird, he'll ask you to dive into the depths around your island in order to locate his missing communicator part. But this bird won't just ask for your help for free. As a reward for your assistance, Gullivarr will give you some sweet pirate decor or clothing. You know what that means? We can handout pirate garb to all of our villagers and turn our islands into Treasure Island! I'm so down with this, matey! Here are all of the pirate rewards we've discovered so far. Note: Regular Gulliver will also continue to show up randomly on your island. Unlike Gullivarr, he will not give you pirate decor or pirate clothing. Pirate clothing Pirate decor Pirate Clothing It's dress like a ...
  • iPhone Batterygate Issue Refuses to Die as European Consumers Demand Compensation 03/07/2020 at 17:23h
    Remember the iPhone Batterygate controversy? It had to pay $500 million to settle the lawsuit in the US. Still, it doesn’t look like the issue is completely dead yet, even after Apple offered discounted battery replacements. A European consumer organization is looking to demand compensation from Apple for iPhone users. Continue reading →
  • Review: Step up your iPhone photography with Hitcase TrueLUX lenses 03/07/2020 at 17:00h
    Your iPhone may have some great cameras already, but you can enhance Them further with Hitcase's OneClip Lens Clip and TrueLUX lenses. When we look back on it, the advancements that Apple has made with the camera in the iPhone are nothing short of extraordinary. I mean, with the latest iPhone 11 Pro line, we have a Wide, Ultra Wide, and Telephoto lens, along with Portrait mode and even the ever-amazing Night mode. Photography on the iPhone is definitely at an all-time peak. But that doesn't mean we have to just stop there. If you like to dabble with iPhone photography at all, then you should know that adding some third-party lenses to the mix can really spice things up. The OneClip and TrueLUX Lens Bundle from Hitcase are a nice addition for any budding iPhone photographer. Compatible with any case (or without) Hitcase OneClip Lens Clip ...
  • European consumer group demands compensation from Apple over batterygate 03/07/2020 at 16:42h
    They want 60 euros per customer in compensation... What you need to know A group of consumer associations in Europe is demanding compensation from Apple. It wants Apple to pay 60 euros per customer. It's over the previously batterygate scandal, which saw Apple accused of slowing down user iPhones. A European consumer group is demanding Apple pay its customers 60 euros each as compensation over the Apple batterygate controversy. As reported by iCulture: A group of five European consumer organizations wants Apple to pay an amount of 60 euros per person to iPhone users. This has to do with an update from 2017. The Dutch consumer association is not participating. The group, aptly named 'Euroconsumers' represents Spain, Portugal, Italy and strangely enough, Brazil. All four are demanding that Apple pay its customer 60 euros each over what it says is planned obsolescence in its devices. The claims relate back to the famous batterygate scandal in 2017. Apple was rocked by iPhon...
  • Nothing says independence like fireworks — here's how to photograph them 03/07/2020 at 16:00h
    Lighting up some fireworks this weekend? Here are some tips on how to photograph them with your iPhone! The Fourth of July is here once again, so you know what that means — fireworks! However, this year may be a bit different, with many places not having public displays of fireworks due to social distancing and shelter-in-place orders. However, you can still find safe 'n' sane fireworks available for sale at stands, and light them up at home as you celebrate with close friends and family. But what if you want to capture those explosive moments with your iPhone? Here are a few tips to help you get the best fireworks photos with just your iPhone. Use rapid fire Try to zoom in Make use of Night mode Get creative when editing Boomerang it Be picky Use rapid fire Since fireworks are always moving and ever-changing while they go off in the sky, it can be difficult to capture a single good shot. That's why you should take advantage of your iPhone camera's rapid fire, also known as B...
  • Here are iMore's favorite new Apple software features 03/07/2020 at 15:00h
    Apple's new software is sure to make a splash when it's released this fall. The team at iMore is super excited about the new software Apple announced at last week's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). From the incredible widgets in iOS 14/iPadOS 14 to the improved HomeKit features, there's much we love about the updates. Here's a look at what each of us likes the best in our own words! My favs There's no doubt widgets are going to be one of the most popular features in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14. In one of those nods to Android (which has had widgets for many years), the feature has long been rumored and looks incredible on both devices, especially the iPhone, where Apple has given users more flexibility. The surprising re-design of macOS Big Sur is also exciting and brings the operating system more in line with Apple's other offerings. With the new look of macOS and upcoming switch to Apple Silicone, I can't wait to see what Apple has planned for new Macs starting this fall. A...
  • Should you get the August Smart Lock or the Smart Lock Pro? 03/07/2020 at 14:30h
    August Smart Lock Simple and reliable $113 at Amazon$120 at Walmart$120 at Newegg Pros Cheaper Easy to install 3-month battery life Cons No voice assistant support without August connect Doesn't support HomeKit even with the connect The August Smart Lock is one of the cheaper smart locks out there that still provides value. It does lack quite a few features unless you get an August connect to go with it, and even then, it still doesn't play nicely with Apple's HomeKit. August Smart Lock Pro King of functionality $230 at Amazon$230 at Walmart$230 at Newegg Pros Works with Alexa, Google Assitant, and Apple's HomeKit Has remote access Comes with August connect Cons High cost The August Smart Lock Pro comes with absolutely everything you need and could want in a smart lock. With support for Google, Apple, and Amazon, and the inclusion of the connect makes the Smart Lock Pro easy to use; however, you may want. All the functionality does come with a price tag tha...
  • Frozen 2 finally comes to Disney+ in the UK 03/07/2020 at 13:39h
    We've waited so long! What you need to know Frozen 2 is now available on Disney+ in the UK. It's already been out in the U.S. for four months. The UK release was delayed due to licensing issues. Four months after the U.S. release, but 2 weeks earlier than originally planned, Frozen 2 is now available to stream on Disney+ in the UK. As announced by Dinsey+ UK back in June, Frozen 2 is now available on the streaming service in the UK as of July 3. The U.S. version was released back in March three months earlier than planned. It's a big day for Disney+, as July 3 also marks the global release of Hamilton on the platform, from our earlier report: Disney+ is bringing the Broadway stage to your living room with its exclusive recording of one of the most popular plays in modern history: Hamilton. Featuring the original production and cast, including creator Lin Manuel-Miranda, Hamilton is an American musical which blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B, and Broadway genres for musical nu...
  • Apple supplier Foxconn says India customs issue has been resolved 03/07/2020 at 12:16h
    150 shipments had previously been held up at the border because of a dispute between India and China. What you need to know Foxconn says a custom issue at the Indian border has been resolved. Over 150 shipments were held up due to a dispute between India and China. It follows clashes at the Himalayan border between the two countries and a series of boycotts. Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn says that shipments previously stuck at the Indian border have now cleared customs. According to Reuters: Apple supplier Foxconn (2317.TW) said on Friday customs clearing procedures in India have been resolved, as additional scrutiny by the country of imports from China disrupted operations in some foreign firms amid tensions between the Asian giants. Foxconn's customs clearance for cargo logistics in India has been resolved and all local regulatory procedures have been complied with, Foxconn said in a filing to Taipei stock exchange. It did not elaborate. Earlier this week it ...
  • Twelve South 4th of July sale: Save up to 60% off stylish Apple accessories 03/07/2020 at 12:05h
    Twelve South, makers of fine accessories for all of your Apple products, just kicked off a limited-time 4th of July 'Tent Sale' offering up to 60% off regular prices. The promotion, which ends this weekend, is live now and features some of the company's most popular products. The sale includes cases for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and even AirPods models. The popular SurfacePad for iPhone, including recently-released spring color options, is featured in the sale with prices from $19.99. It's got a foldable leather back so you can prop up your iPhone to watch shows without needing to hold it. The front side of the folio has two card slots so you can keep your most important cards with you at all times. Other cases like the Journal for iPad Pro or BookBook for MacBook are also discounted, as is the handy AirSnap for AirPods and AirPods Pro. The neat PowerPic wireless charger and photo frame is another top pick at half price. This wireless charger is built into a modern 5x7 photo frame, help...