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Netflix says it won’t be a part of Apple’s upgraded TV app, analysts still skeptical of Apple’s plans We're just a week away from the expected announcement of Apple's streaming video service. While details are still sparse, a report earlier today listed five TV shows that have already wrapped shooting. Despite the looming unveil, however, analysts remain skeptical of the effects Apple's video service will have on its long-term business.

California reintroduces 'Right to Repair' bill after previous effort failed After a failed attempt in 2018, California lawmakers will again hear arguments for the institution of so-called "right to repair" legislation that would compel electronics makers to provide repair manuals, tools, parts and other related material to consumers and independent repair outlets.

CIA Porn Accusation Emails: Here's What Mac Users Need to Know Have you received an e-mail accusing you of pedophilia and demanding a ransom? Read on to find out what to do. Email scams are commonplace; you've likely received countless over the years. Lately these scams have strayed into rather unpleasant territory: blackmail centered around porn.

Apple ceases iOS 12.1.3 code signing following iOS 12.1.4 release Apple on Monday stopped signing iOS 12.1.3 code after the release of iOS 12.1.4, a routine process that ensures iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners are running the latest version of the operating system. The code signing stoppage arrives more than a month after Apple issued the latest iOS 12.1.4 update to device users in February.

Apple Stops Signing iOS 12.1.3 Following Release of iOS 12.1.4 Following the release of iOS 12.1.4 on February 7, Apple has stopped signing iOS 12.1.3, the previous version of iOS that was available to consumers.

Apple stops signing iOS 12.1.3 following last month's release of iOS 12.1.4 Apple today has stopped signing iOS 12.1.3, which means it is no longer possible to downgrade from iOS 12.1.4. iOS 12.1.4 was released last month to resolve the FaceTime eavesdropping bug. Apple generally stops signing older releases of iOS within a few weeks of an update being made available.

Quicken Loans Arena fans use Apple Business Chat to buy drinks at their seats Apple Business Chat adoption continues to grow at a slow but steady rate, with Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena and stadium food vendor Aramark the latest to adopt the technology in a system that allows iPhone-toting customers to order drinks from the comfort of their seats.

News round-up: GarageBand turns 15 this year GarageBand turns 15 this year. Rolling Stone offers a behind-the-scenes look at Apple’s entry level, music creation tool.

IDC: Apple Watch will account for 27.5% of all watches in 2023 The worldwide market for wearable devices, now inclusive of wireless headphones with smart assistants, is forecast to grow 15.3% over the previous year to 198.5 million units by the end of 2019, according to the International Data Corporation Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker.

Apple TV has 13.2% of the TV set-top market The Apple TV is at the bottom of the US connected TV market, behind Roku, Amazon Fire, and Google Chromecast, according to eMarketer. This year, 25.1 million Americans will use an Apple TV device, or 13.2% of connected TV users, says the research group.

3 pieces of hot Apple hardware we're still waiting for But there's has been plenty of evidence that the company is about to release three more products that haven't yet seen the light of day. This includes an updated iPod touch, improved AirPods and the AirPower charging mat.eval;eval;. Several weeks ago, references to three upcoming devices were found buried in the iOS 12.2 beta.

Cleveland Cavalier Fans Can Use Messages App to Order Drinks at Games Thanks to Apple Business Chat The Cleveland Cavaliers and Aramark, a food and beverage vendor, today announced a new Apple Business Chat feature that will allow Cleveland Cavaliers fans to order drinks from their seats through iMessages.

Here are the results from Apple's largest-ever irregular heartbeat study Imperfect but still promising. Apple had teamed up with Stanford University researchers for this screening, which the iPhone maker praised as the largest study of its kind to date. Among the reasons it's being seen as a success is that it largely did what it set out to do.

Quicken Loans Arena integrating Apple Business Chat for in-seat drink orders Last summer, Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia began testing Apple's Business Chat platform as way to handle beer and other drink orders during games. That test is now expanding to Cleveland, where Cavalier fans can now use Business Chat to order drinks.

Apple's 2019 iPad Air, iPad mini support Logitech's Crayon stylus 2019 iPad Air and mini models do support the Crayon, Logitech's cheaper alternative to the Apple Pencil, according to Apple. A product page for the Crayon lists the stylus as working with the new iPads, as well as 2018's "budget" iPad. It's incompatible with 2018 iPad Pros, however.

Logitech Crayon Compatible With New iPad Air and iPad Mini Apple's new iPad Air and fifth-generation iPad mini both work with the Apple Pencil, but are limited to the first-generation Apple Pencil rather than the second-generation model, which only works with 2018 iPad Pros.

New iPads support cheaper Apple Pencil alternative A highlight of the newly announced iPad Air 3 and iPad mini 5 is support for the original Apple Pencil. But these new tablets can also be used with the Logitech Crayon. This has a lower price than Apple's stylus, and costs even less when bought by schools.eval;.

Apple Pencil Now Eligible for AppleCare+ Even Without Being Purchased Alongside an iPad Effective today, the Apple Pencil no longer needs to be purchased at the same time as an iPad to be eligible for AppleCare+ coverage, according to an announcement shared with Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers today.

How to iMessage a photo with just one tap You tap it, and the shortcut grabs the last photo you shot, and sends it. If that sounds like something you want, check it out.eval;. Like most common actions on iOS, you must tap way too many buttons to send a photo. Usually it goes like this: Snap the picture, then tap to view it in the Photos app.

IDC: Apple Watch to 'undoubtedly lead the way' as the wearables industry grows 15% in 2019 IDC is out today with its forecast for the wearables industry in 2019, predicting continued double-digit growth. According to IDC, the worldwide wearables market will grow 15.3 percent in 2019 to 198.5 million units. Looking even farther ahead, IDC anticipates wearables shipments of 279 million units by 2023.

Benchmark pegs unspecified 2019 iPad at 2.49GHz with 3GB of RAM Hot on the heels of Apple's 2019 iPad Air and Mini announcements, a Geekbench ranking has appeared for one of the tablets - though it's uncertain which. Posted under the heading "iPad11,2," the benchmark identifies the iPad as having a 2.49-gigahertz processor, iOS 12.2, and 3 gigabytes of RAM.

2017 10.5-Inch iPad Pro Discontinued Following Release Of 2019 iPad Air 3 With the release of the iPad Air and iPad mini earlier today, Apple has discontinued one of its iPad Pro lineup. The 10.5-inch iPad Pro is no more, after being released back in June of 2017. The place of the 10.5-inch iPad Pro has effectively been taken by the new 10.5-inch iPad Air.

Boeing 737 Max pilots didn't have flight simulators, and trained on iPads instead The nature of how pilots are trained has received scrutiny following two crashes of the Boeing 737 Max in a five month period, with a report revealing pilots were given two hours of tuition on an iPad about the aircraft, rather than using the more conventional flight simulators.

Apple Watch forecast to hit 27.5 percent of all smartwatches by 2023 The Apple Watch has become so popular as a wearable that it could account for 27.5 percent of all smartwatches of any kind in 2023, research firm IDC argued on Monday.

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