Day: January 18, 2018

Deals: Free Four Month Apple Music Subscription, $4 Movie Tickets for T-Mobile Users, VAVA Dash Cam, and More

LivingSocial has brought back a deal centering on Apple Music, which last appeared in November. With the offer, you can get a four month subscription to Apple’s streaming music service for free, adding one extra month onto the existing three month free trial and saving you $9.99. Like the previous offer, LivingSocial’s deal is only …

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How to Add a Quick Drawing or Sketch to an Email in the Mail App in iOS 11

In iOS 11, Apple introduced a new feature that lets you add a quick drawing or sketch to an email message right within the Mail app. It’s a simple, easy-to-access feature, but it’s a little bit hidden, so you might not know that it exists. Here’s how you can get to the built-in drawing tools …

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Instagram Adds New Feature Showing When You Were Last Active

Instagram was today updated with a new feature that displays when you were last active, with the new activity indicator accessible via the direct messages section of the app. In Direct, under a person’s name, you’ll now see when they last opened up the Instagram app with a message like “Active Now” or “Active 2h …

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Office for Mac 16 Gains Real-Time Collaborative Editing and Other New Features

Office for Mac today received a major update, with Microsoft updating the software to version 16 and introducing new features for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. In Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Microsoft is introducing real-time collaborative editing, allowing multiple people to work on the same document at the same time. In Word and PowerPoint, flag …

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Apple Confirms Fix is Coming Next Week for Malicious Link That Freezes Messages App

A software update coming next week will fix an issue that allows a malicious link to freeze the Messages app on the iPhone and iPad, Apple confirmed to MacRumors this morning. Apple is likely talking about iOS 11.2.5, which is nearing the end of the beta testing period. iOS 11.2.5 beta 6, as we discovered …

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AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile Tout Boosted Cellular Capacity Across Twin Cities in Anticipation of Super Bowl LII

In November, AT&T shared its plans to launch its “5G Evolution” network — which isn’t true 5G — in select areas of Minneapolis as part of its overall plan to boost cellular coverage in the city during Super Bowl LII. This week, three of the major United States cellular carriers — AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile …

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Classic 'Macintosh' Painting by Andy Warhol Estimated to Fetch Up to $30,000 at Auction Next Month

Woodshed Art Auctions has announced it will be auctioning an opaque watercolor painting of Apple’s classic logo by the late Andy Warhol next month. The painting is part of Warhol’s “Ads” collection from 1985, one year after the original Macintosh launched. It features Apple’s old rainbow logo, which the company used from 1977 to 1998, …

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Facebook Messenger Bug Preventing Some iPhone Users From Being Able to Type Messages

Many Facebook Messenger users have taken to social media today to point out a frustrating keyboard bug occurring within the iPhone app (via TechCrunch). According to the affected users, Messenger is “totally broken” and freezes after they type a few words in a chat window. Users have tried force closing the app, as well as …

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New Details and First Trailer Debut for iOS RPG 'Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery'

Mobile game developer Jam City this week launched the first trailer, as well as revealed a few new details, for its upcoming iOS and Android role-playing game set in the Harry Potter universe, called “Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery.” The game shouldn’t be confused with the other upcoming Harry Potter iOS game, “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite,” …

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Apple to Begin Paying $16 Billion to Ireland Around March Amid Legal Battle With European Commission

Ireland will begin collecting €13 billion from Apple around March, with payments expected to continue through September, according to Irish broadcaster RTÉ via Cult of Mac. Derek Moran, the Secretary General of Ireland’s Department of Finance:”However, identification of the escrow agent/custodian by the end of March 2018 will then allow for a payment into the …

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Apple and Other Companies Fear 'Looming End' of H-1B Work Visa Spousal Protection Program

Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and other technology companies have sent a message to the Trump administration through various Washington, D.C. lobbying groups, urging President Trump to keep protecting spouses of immigrants who work in the U.S. with H-1B visas. The companies reportedly fear a “looming end” to the program that protects these spouses and allows …

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Twitterrific App Updates Add Haptic Feedback Features and Chronological Threads

Twitterrific issued a couple of notable updates for its macOS and iOS apps today that include new haptic feedback, chronological threads, and more. First up, version 5.18.3 of the third-party iOS Twitter interface introduces haptic responses whenever a user likes or retweets content, or pulls down to refresh a thread. On that note, and in …

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Apple to Lease New Office Building in Culver City

Apple is planning to lease a four-story 128,000 square-foot office building in Culver City, reports Los Angeles real estate news site The Real Deal. The building, located at 8777 Washington Boulevard, was originally going to be leased by HBO, but HBO backed out. The location includes office space and 4,500 square feet of ground-level retail. …

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