Month: June 2018

Apple Pay Promo Takes 15% Off Orders Placed in the Adidas App Through June 28

Apple has partnered with Adidas for this week’s Apple Pay promotion, allowing customers to save 15 percent on items purchased in the iOS Adidas app until June 28. There’s no promo code this time around, and some exclusions apply in regards to the products that can be discounted, but the companies didn’t provide specifics. To …

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AT&T Follows Time Warner Acquisition With Reveal of Live 'WatchTV' Service and New Unlimited Phone Plans

One week after completing its acquisition of Time Warner, AT&T today announced the impending launch of an all-new live TV service called “WatchTV,” which unsurprisingly includes many channels under the Time Warner umbrella (via Engadget). This appears to be the service not focused on sports that AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said in April would be …

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Gurman: Apple Aims to Release AirPower By September

Apple aims to release its multi-device AirPower charging mat “before or in September,” after facing a handful of technical challenges with its hardware and software, according to well-connected reporter Mark Gurman. An excerpt from his Bloomberg News story:Apple didn’t say when in 2018 it would release AirPower, but engineers hoped to launch the charger by …

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How to Identify and Remove Unnecessary Apps on Your iPhone and iPad

With so many paid-for and free apps available on the App Store these days, it’s easy to reach a point where you have so many of them on your iPhone or iPad that a sizable proportion are simply forgotten about, and soon storage space starts to become an issue. Fortunately, there’s an easy way that …

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Car Consortium That Includes Apple Announces Digital Car Key Specification for Smartphones

The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an organization that includes Apple, today announced the publication of a new Digital Key Release 1.0 specification, which is a standardized solution designed to let drivers download a digital vehicle key onto their smartphones. Described as an organization focused on enabling seamless mobile device-to-vehicle connectivity, the CCC’s new Digital Key …

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AMC Launches 'Stubs A-List' MoviePass Competitor for $19.99 Per Month, Launching June 26

AMC today announced the upcoming launch of a new movie-watching service that’s designed to compete with MoviePass, allowing AMC customers to watch several movies per week for a monthly fee. While MoviePass permits customers to watch one movie per day for $9.95 per month, there have been questions about its long-term sustainability. AMC’s “Stubs A-List” …

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Instagram Launches New 'IGTV' Video Hub for Longer-Form Content [Updated]

Instagram today announced the launch of IGTV, a new video streaming service that’s designed to compete with YouTube. The news was shared during a live broadcast from Instagram’s headquarters in San Francisco. With the launch of IGTV, which is mobile first and built with smartphones in mind, content creators on Instagram can now upload videos …

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Westworld's James Marsden and Evan Rachel Wood to Star in Upcoming Carpool Karaoke Episode

Apple today announced that this Friday’s episode of “Carpool Karaoke: The Series” will feature James Marsden (Teddy) and Evan Rachel Wood (Dolores), two of the main characters in HBO’s popular “Westworld” series. A trailer for the new episode was shared on YouTube, depicting the duo singing songs like “Ironic” by Alanis Morissette and an improvised …

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Apple to Develop Kids Programming in Partnership With Sesame Workshop

Apple is partnering up with Sesame Workshop to create a range of programming for children, reports Variety. The partnership was established by Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, who have been heading up Apple’s video efforts. Sesame Workshop is a non-profit organization that develops educational children’s programs such as “Sesame Street,” a popular, well-known, long-running …

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Microsoft Launches Rebranded 'Microsoft News' App for iOS With Dark Mode and More

Microsoft today announced a rebranding of its news engine that’s been powering sites like MSN.com since 1995, which the company is simply calling “Microsoft News.” The name will replace the previous “MSN News” smartphone app beginning today across devices for iOS, Android, Microsoft Edge, Windows 10, Skype, Xbox, and Outlook.com (MSN.com will retain its name). …

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Facebook Launches New 'Memories' Section for Reflecting on Old Photos, Posts and Life Events

Facebook today announced the launch of a dedicated “Memories” section on its social network, which the company says is designed to be a single place on Facebook to reflect on “the moments you’ve shared with family and friends.” Memories, which is an expanded version of the current “On This Day” feature, provides a look back …

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Apple bans cryptocurrency mining from its app stores

Cryptocurrency mining in apps has become such a big deal, Apple updated its app guidelines to make sure that developers don't sneak the function into any apps within the company's ecosystem. The update to the rules apparently occurred last week, poss… Source: Engadget | Apple bans cryptocurrency mining from its app stores

US extends sanctions against Russians over cyberattacks

The US Department of the Treasury has issued another round of sanctions against a handful of Russian groups and individuals. These latest sanctions have been placed against companies that are controlled by and/or have provided support to Russia's Fed… Source: Engadget | US extends sanctions against Russians over cyberattacks

Samsung Demands Another Retrial, Says 'No Reasonable Jury' Could Have Sided With Apple

Last month, a jury ruled that Samsung must pay Apple $539 million for violating Apple design patents as part of a legal battle that has spanned years, but the jury’s ruling apparently won’t be the end of the dispute between the two companies. Samsung last week filed an appeal (via CNET) asking the U.S. District …

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Facebook's Memories is a dedicated spot for nostalgia

Facebook's On This Day and other nostalgia-driven posts are helpful for reminding you of moments from years past, but they eventually drift out of your News Feed. What if you want to revisit them at any time? You can now. The social site has launc… Source: Engadget | Facebook's Memories is a dedicated spot for …

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