How to Mirror iPhone Display on Apple TV

· John Martellaro · How-To

Screen mirroring on iPhone.

There are times when you’d like to see an iPhone’s display on a big screen, HD/UHD TV via an Apple TV. John shows how to do it.

The 2020 Complete Certified Facebook Marketing Masterclass: $13.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

The 2020 Complete Certified Facebook Marketing Masterclass

We have a deal on the 2020 Complete Certified Facebook Marketing Masterclass. This course is designed to teach you how to develop and grow your business’s Facebook presence, identify your customers, use paid ads, and more. It’s $13.99 through our deal.

Quibi to Support AirPlay From June

· Charlotte Henry · News

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An upcoming version of the Quibi app will include AirPlay support, signaling a rather significant shift for the streaming service.

Anker Debuts 24K Gold USB-C to Lightning Cable

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Anker’s latest product is a 24-karat gold USB-C to Lightning cable. It’s part of the company’s Powerline+ III product line and designed with a 35,000 bend lifespan. Additionally, Anker says “We’re so confident in PowerLine+ III that we are offering a hassle-free replacement for all quality issues.“ Each cable is partially assembled by hand in a 51-step production process. Need I say more? It’s US$99.99 on Amazon, and it’s the perfect accessory for your gold-plated iPhone 11 from Roberto Escobar.

Anker Debuts 24K Gold USB-C to Lightning Cable

YouTube Kids App Now Available on Apple TV

· Charlotte Henry · News

There is now a YouTube Kids app for Apple TV, the first time the service has had a specific app on the platform.

'Mythic Quest' on Apple TV+ Might be The First Great Piece of Quarantine TV

· Charlotte Henry · Link

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Lots of shows have done special ‘at home’ or quarantine episodes. Some have even found a way to carry on in our new work from home conditions. Lots of it has been watchable, but Fast Company’s Steve Berkowitz thinks that with its latest episode of Mythic Quest, Apple TV+ has the first great piece of quarantine TV.

The most remarkable thing about the episode is that it mostly feels like any other installment of the show. Cocreator and star Rob McElhenney spent a whole season with his creative team (Charlie Day, Megan Ganz, and David Hornsby) sketching out various dynamics—between the titular game’s creator, Ian (McElhenney), and its lead developer, Poppy (Charlotte Nicdao); between the put-upon cofounder, David (Hornsby), and the shameless CFO, Brad (Danny Pudi); and between lovestruck Rachel (Ashly Burch) and her fellow game tester, Dana (Imani Hakim)—not to mention a deep bench of side characters. The new episode nimbly toggles between all those plotlines in mini-vignettes that are so organic, the Zoom format feels almost incidental at times. (Except for a running bit about making spatial illusions in Zoom that culminates in a grand payoff.)

More Details on Apple Card Rival Samsung Money Emerge

· Charlotte Henry · Link

Samsung Pay

More information about Samsung Money, the South Korean firm’s attempt to rival Apple Card, was announced on Wednesday. The new debit card will link with the existing Samsung Pay app. The Verge has the details.

Originally announced earlier in May, today’s news offers more concrete information on what Samsung Money will actually offer — specifically, a cash management account and a Samsung Money debit card (a Mastercard issued by The Bancorp Bank). Samsung is promising that Samsung Money will feature no account fees (although the fine print reserves the right to change that in the future) and “higher interest” compared to the national average (although Samsung doesn’t go into specifics). A key part of the Samsung Money program is the Samsung Pay app integration: customers will be able to easily apply for the card directly from the app and start using it through Samsung Pay on their phones once approved, before the physical card even arrives. Furthermore, you’ll be able to use the Samsung Pay app to check your balance, review past purchases, freeze your card, and flag fraudulent purchases.

Apple to Reboot Classic ‘Fraggle Rock’ Series

· Andrew Orr · Product News

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Apple announced a new partnership with The Jim Henson Company to reboot “Fraggle Rock”, following the success of “Fraggle Rock: Rock On!” on Apple TV+.

Roberto Escobar Sues Apple for $2.6B Over iPhone Security

· Andrew Orr · Link

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Roberto Escobar, brother of Pablo Escobar, is suing Apple for US$2.6 billion. He claims someone hacked his iPhone and found his email through FaceTime. As a way to fight the company he’s also launching a limited edition iPhone 11 Pro 256GB, gold plated, for US$499.

According to the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, Pablo’s brother bought an iPhone X back in April 2018, and he claims the security promise fell horribly flat. One year after buying the X, Roberto claims he got a life-threatening letter from someone named Diego, who said he found Roberto’s address through FaceTime.

In the suit, Roberto says he conducted his own investigation after receiving the letter, and found his iPhone had been compromised due to a FaceTime vulnerability.

Go to Settings > FaceTime. You can choose which address and phone number you let people contact you with, if you have multiple numbers and emails associated with your Apple ID. This won’t stop people from obtaining your address elsewhere.

Get a Refurbished iPhone For $39.99

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

Woot.com has some insane deals on refurbished iPhones right now. It’s all older models, starting from an iPhone 5s from just $39.99. (There was an iPhone 5 starting at $24.99, but, not surprisingly, that had sold out at the time of this writing.) Some of the devices are unlocked, others you need to specify which carrier you are with. They are mostly described and scratched and dented – a moderate level of wear and tear, but it still seems there are some pretty compelling offers for the price, especially if you just want a spare. The deals end at 12 am CT (1 am ET) on Thursday, 28 May.

Get a Refurbished iPhone For $39.99

HBO Max Goes Live in U.S.

· Charlotte Henry · News

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AT&T’s much-previewed streaming service HBO Max has launched in the U.S., featuring a host of big-name shows and movies.

Parallels Dir. of Sales Engineers Victor Fiss - TMO BGM Interview

· John Martellaro · Background Mode Podcast

Victor Fiss on Background Mode

Victor Fiss has had a distinguished career leading teams to implement, integrate, and manage enterprise wide systems. As Director of Sales Engineers, he oversees coordination of pre-sales and post-sales delivery for Parallels solutions. He is responsible for the team’s goals and initiatives with sales, product management, development, and worldwide customer support.

Victor and I explored everything about Parallels Desktop (PD) on the Mac. What it is, how it works, supported OSes, support for Metal, external GPUs, games, working at home issues and support, macOS VM clients, adjustments at Parallels amidst COVID-19, embracing OS agnosticism, the Parallels Toolbox, the Remote Application Server, and a brief discussion of PD on ARM-based Macs. It’s all right here.

Apple Updates Schoolwork, Classroom Apps

· Andrew Orr · Link

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Apple updated its apps for education—Schoolwork and Classroom—with new features and a new design for Schoolwork. Version 3.2 for Classroom:

Automatically access classes set up through Apple School Manager by signing into your device with a Managed Apple ID; Use AirPlay to project class details to Apple TV when inviting students to join a teacher-created class; Easily adjust the size of students’ screens by pinching to zoom in or out.

Apple to Reopen About 100 U.S. Stores This Week

· Charlotte Henry · News

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Around 100 U.S. Apple Stores are set to reopen, the company announced, with many offering curbside service and other safety precautions.

Spotify 10,000 Song Limit Goes Away in Update

· Andrew Orr · News

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Spotify has removed the 10,000 song limit it imposed on user libraries. This means that you can now save as many songs and albums as you like to the My Library section.