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iPhone 13 Details Leaked

The iPhone 12 focus this year will be 5G. But it may be that the iPhone 13 focus, in 2021, will be the cameras.

How to Create Custom Icons for Home Screen Shortcuts

Last week Andrew shared how to add a shortcut to your home screen. Today he writes how to create custom icons for home screen shortcuts.

Apple Reveals First Look of ‘Ted Lasso’ Comedy Series

Set to debut on August 14, Apple revealed a first-look from its upcoming comedy series “Ted Lasso” starring Jason Sudeikis.

Security Friday, Apple Card Updates – TMO Daily Observations 2020-05-29

Andrew Orr joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss Security Friday news and some updates to Apple Card data in the Wallet app.

Uber Launching Hourly Rate Ride Option in Some U.S. Cities

From next week users in some U.S. cities will be able to book Uber rides by the hour to help them make essential journeys more safely.

Apple Releases PowerBeats Pro in Four New Colors

Apple is releasing four new colors to Powerbeats Pro: Cloud Pink, Glacier Blue, Lava Red, and Spring Yellow.

Judge Dismisses Copyright Suit Against Apple and M. Night Shyamalan

A lawsuit against M. Night Shyamalan and Apple that alleged Apple TV+ series ‘Servant’ lifted from a 2013 indie film has been thrown out.

Smartphone App Lets Fans Cheer, or Jeer, Their Team as Soccer Returns

Soccer leagues around the world are starting to return, with games being played in empty stadiums. When players in Japan next take to the pitch they could be cheered, or jeered, by fans using a smartphone app, the Guardian reported.

The Remote Cheerer system developed by the Japanese firm Yamaha allows fans following the match on TV, the radio or online to encourage – or berate – players via their smartphones, their voices reverberating around the stadium in realtime via loudspeakers. In a recent field test, users in multiple remote locations chose from a range of on-screen options that sent their cheers, applause, chants and boos into the 50,000-seat Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa via 58 speakers set up among the empty seats.

ChronoWatch Multi-Function Smart Watch: $36.99

We have a deal on ChronoWatch, an inexpensive, multi-function smartwatch. It has 16 main functions including activity tracking, sleep monitor, blood pressure monitor, message and call notification, alarm, and more. It’s also waterproof, and it’s $36.99 through our deal.

How to Safeguard Your Privacy at a Protest

Motherboard has a short guide to protecting your privacy in case you join a protest. Rule number one: Get a burner phone, don’t use your personal phone.

Naturally, law enforcement will likely be heavily surveilling these protests and others with all sorts of tech and spying gear. And it’s not just the cops: when much of a protest is broadcast via tweets or live-steaming, those watching may also want to digitally target protesters, perhaps by identifying them publicly.

Apple Orders ‘Hedy Lamarr” Series Starring Gal Gadot

Apple gave a straight-to-series order for a “Hedy Lamarr” series starring Gal Gadot who will also serve as an executive producer.

How to Check The Health of Your iPhone Battery

You can check on your iPhone battery’s health to see how if it has deteriorated from when you first bought the device.

New Series 'Central Park' Arrives on Apple TV+

The first two episodes of the new series Central Park are now available on Apple TV+. The animated, musical, show was created by Loren Bouchard, the man behind Bob’s Burgers. It tells the story of Owen Tillerman and his family, who live in New York’s Central Park.

Apple's Deirdre O'Brien in Top Five of Inaugural 'Queer 50' Business Leaders List

Apple’s VP Deirdre O’Brien was named at number of five in Fast Company’s first-ever ‘Queer 50’ list – the highest-ranked tech exec.

YouTube Introduces Chapters For Longer Videos

YouTube has introduced Video Chapters for longer clips, Techcrunch reported. The markers are available across iOS, the web, and Android. There is haptic feedback when scrolling through on mobile versions too.

Video Chapters will be automatically enabled as a line of timestamps and titles when creators add chapter information to their video’s description. The first timestamp has to be marked 0:00, followed by a space, then the chapter’s title. On the next line, you’ll type the timestamp where the next chapter starts (e.g. “2:31”), then a space and that chapter’s title. When you’re finished adding in the chapters, you save the changes and the Video Chapters will be listed as you scrub through the video. Videos will need to have at least three timestamps that are 10 seconds or more in length in order to use the feature.

Raspberry Pi 4 8GB Option Launches for $75

The Raspberry Pi 4 was released last year in 2GB and 4GB models. Today an 8GB model is being released for US$75.

The BCM2711 chip that we use on Raspberry Pi 4 can address up to 16GB of LPDDR4 SDRAM, so the real barrier to our offering a larger-memory variant was the lack of an 8GB LPDDR4 package. These didn’t exist (at least in a form that we could address) in 2019, but happily our partners at Micron stepped up earlier this year with a suitable part.

‘Miary’ is a Minimalist Diary App That Syncs to iCloud

Miary is a new app on the App Store and it’s a beautiful, minimalist diary. It’s fully accessible, supporting features like VoiceOver, Dynamic Type, and Reduce Motion. It provides over 100 color themes, Dark Mode, and over 50 fonts. You can listen to soothing nature sounds while you journal, with mood and activity tracking for a variety of activities. You can add unlimited photos and videos to your journal entries, and add location tags to entries, too. A feature that caught my eye is that Miary syncs to iCloud. Many journal apps I’ve seen want to keep users in their own cloud, but with Miary you can trust that your journal is kept in iCloud. It has a simple privacy policy saying that no data is stored on Miary’s servers, and data is not shared with third parties. The app is free, with optional subscriptions starting at US$0.99/month for premium features.

MacBook Pro 13 Inch - Power and Portability at a Steep Price

Wired has published its review of the new 13-inch MacBook Pro. It finds lots to compliment, but says that the power and portability comes at a high price.

For a $1,799 machine, there are a few areas where Apple needs to improve things. First, the webcam. It’s not great. More people are video calling than ever before, and it’d be great if we could see each other in 1080p. The addition of Face ID as a login option would be nice too. Touch ID is fine, but I’ve gotten used to the iPad Pro unlocking as soon as I remove the cover, and I think that experience would translate well on a MacBook.

How to Spot Online Scams Using Google’s New Tool

Partnering with the Cybercrime Support Network, Google has a new tool called Scam Spotter. It gives you a quiz to help you spot online scams. It simplifies advice from experts into three golden rules:

  • Slow it down: Are they telling you it’s urgent? Take your time and ask questions to avoid being rushed into a bad situation.
  • Spot check: Are they claiming to be from a specific institution? Do your own research to double check the details you’re getting.
  • Stop! Don’t send: Are they asking you to go to the store and get gift cards? If you think a payment feels fishy, it probably is.

You Can Buy This Former Apple CEO's Home... For $37.5 Million

Mike Markkula, Apple employee number three, has his rather impressive Carmel Valley Ranch on the market, iDropnews has spotted. Mr. Markkula was also Apple’s second CEO. The property will set you back US$37.5 million.

More than just 14,000 acres of land, you’ll receive quite the bundle for your 37 million dollars, including seven homes, a helipad, a private lake, two barns, a 2,900-foot airstrip, offices, staff housing, a horse-riding arena and more. See photos below… Markkula purchased the ranch back in 1982 for $8 million, which, adjusted for inflation, equals roughly $21.2 million in 2020. The ranch is said to be perfect for those who enjoy the outdoors, riding horses, ATVing, or hunting and sits just 85 miles south of Silicon Valley.