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Apple Crushes Earnings and Revenue for Record March Quarter

Apple reported record March quarter revenues and earnings on Wednesday, records that also qualify as non-holiday quarter records, and Bryan Chaffin has the details.

Twelve South Introduces Forté MagSafe Charger for iPhone 12

Snap your MagSafe Charger into Forté and you instantly have a clever way to dock your iPhone 12 while it wirelessly charges at a speedy 15 Watts. It magnetically holds your phone vertically or horizontally for hands-free use. As a bonus, the platform tilts up to 70-degrees to create the perfect viewing angle or charging pedestal for your AirPods. When it’s time to travel, your MagSafe charger easily pops out to go. You can preorder it today for US$39.99 and it starts shipping on May 5.

CASETiFY’s New Spring Cases are Great for iPhone 12

CASETiFY’s new ColorBoost Impact Cases are a great spring color complement for your iPhone 12.

Password Manager Dashlane Introduces ‘Essentials’ Plan for $4

On Wednesday, password manager Dashlane introduced an affordable subscription plan for US$3.99/month.

Following its relaunch in beta, Dashlane’s one-of-a-kind Password Changer will also be available within the Essentials plan. Password Changer seamlessly logs users into compatible websites, generates strong, unique passwords, then changes the passwords for those sites on the user’s behalf in one-click. Secure Notes, a Dashlane feature for storing sensitive, plain-text information like private keys to software or wifi passwords, rounds out the Essential plan’s offerings.

How Many AirTags Can a User Pair to a Single Apple ID Account?

In an interview with YouTuber Rene Ritchie, Apple exec Kaiann Drance revealed that a maximum of 16 AirTags can be paired to a single Apple ID. That comment and others related to the product were picked up by iPhoneHacks.

Though the $99 four-pack AirTag bundle should suffice most of the users, Apple has still put a limit on the number of AirTags that can be bind to a single Apple account. In the interview, Kaiann Drance reveals that a maximum of 16 AirTags can be linked to one Apple account. In the interview, Kaiann has revealed that AirTags can be linked via Family Sharing. Apple has added this feature so that an AirTag knows that the iPhone it is nearby with belongs to one family member, and it doesn’t trigger the Lost Mode.

The Good and Bad Of the Apple Podcasts Update

Apple announced subscription podcasts and an overhaul of its app at the recent ‘Spring Loaded’ event. Longtime podcaster Jason Snell looked at the good, and bad, of the new offering at Six Colors.

The most important feature of Apple Podcasts Subscriptions is that it meets people where they live. Perhaps the most important lesson I’ve learned in more than a decade of podcasting is that for all your presence on the web, on social media, in email, or in private communication channels like Slack and Discord, the single best place to reach podcast listeners is via the podcast. Not everyone does Facebook or Twitter or visit your website, but the entire podcast audience is listening to the podcast… Podcasting is an industry driven by feeds, which automatically deliver content to listeners. But Apple Podcasts Subscriptions doesn’t support delivery of content via a feed—instead, all the subscriber-only content has to be manually uploaded to Apple’s servers via a web form. This is onerous on its own (now you’re using two different podcast management systems instead of one), but of course Spotify, Google, and others will announce their own plans and now you’re required to post the same content in a half-dozen different places.

Apple OS Updates Galore – TMO Daily Observations 2021-04-28

Charlotte Henry and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the latest updates to iOS, macOS, watchOS, and what new things to expect.

RoboKiller Spam Call & Text Blocker 2-Year Subscription: $39.99

We have a deal on RoboKiller, a spam call and text blocker for iPhone and Android. RoboKiller eliminates 99% of spam calls, so you only get the phone calls you want. RoboKiller’s predictive call blocking algorithm intercepts any incoming spam call in less than 0.01 second, making sure your phone never rings. It also features its own bots designed to waste spammer’s time. So that’s fun. A 2-year subscription is $39.99 through our deal.

Next Gen 'M2' Apple Silicon Chips Already in Mass Production

The next generation of ‘M2’ Apple silicon chips are already in mass production and could be shipped as early as July.

iOS 14.5: Here’s How to Start Blocking App Trackers

Apple released iOS 14.5 on Monday and one of the major features it introduces is App Tracking Transparency. Here’s how it works.

Elliot Page Interview With Oprah to Air on Apple TV+ on Friday

An interview with actor Elliot Page by Oprah Winfrey will air on Apple TV+ in which the actor discusses his decision to come out as trans.

Delta to Equip Flight Attendants With iPhone 12 in Bid to Improve Customer Experience

Delta has teamed up with Apple and AT&T to give all of its flight attendants an iPhone 12 using 5G to improve the customer experience.

Photo Ninja by DoNotPay Can Confuse Facial Recognition Algorithms

DoNotPay can perform a variety of tasks for you, like cancelling subscriptions, appealing parking tickets, and dealing with copyright protection. It has a new service called Photo Ninja that can help block facial recognition.

Photo Ninja uses a novel series of steganography, detection perturbation, visible overlay, and several other AI-based enhancement processes to shield your images from reverse image searches without compromising the look of your photo.

Edison Software’s New ‘OnMail’ Service Blocks Email Trackers

Edison Software has launched a new email app called OnMail. It automatically blocks email trackers like spy pixels and read receipts.

Opera Browser Adds Support for Crypto NFT Addresses

Opera has partnered with blockchain domain name provider Unstoppable Domains to support decentralized .crypto NFT addresses.

Launched in 2018, Unstoppable Domains provides .crypto and other top-level domain names to users with no renewal fees. When users claim a domain, it is minted as an NFT on the Ethereum blockchain, granting the user full ownership and control. Along with accessing the decentralized web through Opera, .crypto domain names replace complex wallet addresses for payments across 40+ cryptocurrency wallets and exchanges.

CES Set to Return to Las Vegas in 2022

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) plans to bring CES back to Las Vegas in 2022, but there will be a digital element too.

'Mosquito Coast' on Apple TV+ is a Theroux Family Affair

Mosquito Coast lands on Apple TV+ on Friday (April 30). In a new video, the show’s star, Justin Theroux, and his uncle Paul Theroux, who authored the book on which the series is based, discuss how the project is something of a family affair.

Apple Highlights Apps to Improve Financial Wellness

Apple highlighted three apps that it said are helping to enable financial wellness for everybody – Ellevest, Goalsetter, and Perch. It also shared the stories of the founders behind these products.

One of the first Black-woman-owned fintech and financial education apps on the App Store, Goalsetter engages kids in a uniquely relevant way: helping them start a savings account and using quizzes, GIFs, memes, and culturally relevant partnerships with celebrities and institutions to teach them and their families about saving, spending, building personal wealth, and more. For one national campaign with a mission to get 1 million Black and Brown kids saving, Goalsetter has partnered with several organizations equally committed to changing the financial futures of Black and Brown kids and families.

How Apple is Going to Spend US$430 Billion

Apple will spend US$430 billion in the U.S. over the next five years – a 20 percent increase from what was originally announced in 2018.

Love your laptop? You must do these 5 things for your device's long life

As the digital age becomes all pervasive, laptops are slowly growing up to become our constant companion. Naturally it has all that we love stored inside it: movies, songs, documents, video games and so on. Under such circumstances, if our device suddenly fails to function, there are chances a lot can be lost. Hence, it…