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#1458: iOS 12.2, macOS 10.14.4, Apple News+, Apple Arcade, new iMacs, second-generation AirPods

At its special event today, Apple announced a plethora of new services, including Apple TV+, Apple News+, Apple Arcade, and Apple Card. Only Apple News+ is here today, and Julio Ojeda-Zapata has an overview in this issue. Also this week, Josh Centers looks at the upcoming Apple Arcade gaming service, and we’ll publish more in-depth looks at Apple TV+ and Apple Card—both of which Apple promised for later in the year—on our Web site soon. As expected, Apple also released iOS 12.2, macOS 10.14.4, and tvOS 12.2—Adam Engst runs down the main changes for you. Finally, we look at what changed in the new iMacs and AirPods that Apple released last week in an effort to clear the decks for today’s announcements. Notable Mac app releases this week include PopChar X 8.6, MarsEdit 4.3, Mail Archiver X 5.0, BBEdit 12.6.2, Final Cut Pro X 10.4.6, Compressor 4.4.4, Motion 5.4.3, TechTool Pro 11.0.1, Firefox 66.0, CleanMyMac X 4.3, and Things 3.8.2.

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Apple News+ Debuts With Magazines, Newspapers, and Web Sites

Apple has debuted Apple News+, a $9.99-per-month digital news service with access to about 300 top magazines along with a handful of major newspapers and digital publications. The new offering, built into Apple’s News app for iOS and Mac, will give multiple members of a Family Sharing group access for a single monthly fee, and it promises to shield users from advertisers.