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HBO Shuts Down Apple TV Channel, Paramount+/Showtime Bundle Subscriptions Canceled

Users of Apple TV Channels have had subscriptions spontaneously canceled over the past week, including HBO and the Paramount+/Showtime bundle.

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FTC Votes Unanimously in Favor of Right to Repair

Responding to President Biden’s executive order, the Federal Trade Commission has voted 5-0 to go after companies that make repair difficult.

Adam Engst 19 comments

Windows 365 Could Offer Apple Silicon Virtualization Alternative

Microsoft’s forthcoming Windows 365 service promises to let you stream Windows from the cloud to a Mac or iPad. It could be a win for those looking for an x86 Windows solution on an M1-based Mac.

Adam Engst 7 comments

Backblaze Raises Prices to Address Changing Industry Conditions

Online backup service Backblaze is raising its prices to $70 per year to accommodate larger backups and higher component costs. But you can lock the previous $60-per-year price in for another year by prepaying now.

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Biden Executive Order Could Significantly Impact Big Tech

President Joe Biden has signed a far-reaching executive order that calls for right-to-repair regulations, rules on surveillance and accumulation of data, a ban on early termination fees, and more.

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Study Shows Fitness Trackers Can Track Long-COVID Symptoms

More research from the Scripps Research DETECT study suggests that wearables like the Apple Watch show promise in both detecting COVID-19 infections and tracking long-COVID symptoms.

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Obscure Bug Could Disable the %p%s%s%s%s%n Wi-Fi on Your iPhone or iPad

An odd bug in iOS and iPadOS could render your Wi-Fi inoperable if you join an oddly named network.

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Apple Discontinuing Space Gray Accessories

Just months after it dropped the iMac Pro from the lineup, Apple has discontinued the space gray Magic Keyboard, Magic Trackpad, and Magic Mouse that matched the iMac Pro’s space gray color. Order now if you want one, while supplies last.

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Apple Halts iPhone 12 mini Production

Low sales of the iPhone 12 mini have reportedly compelled Apple to wrap up production early to make room for the upcoming iPhone 13 mini.

Adam Engst No comments

2022 Apple Hardware Calendar from Stephen Hackett

Looking for the perfect gift for an Apple fan? Look no further than Stephen Hackett’s 2022 Apple Hardware Calendar, a 20-by-13-inch wall calendar featuring product photos and launch dates.

Adam Engst 2 comments

Ben Thompson Examines US Big Tech Legislation

Confused by what’s involved with the recent bills proposed by lawmakers in the US House of Representatives aimed at curbing the power of Big Tech? Ben Thompson of Stratechery breaks down each bill and evaluates the impact on different companies, including Apple.

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2021 Apple Design Award Winners

Apple has announced 2021’s Apple Design Award winners, this time splitting them out into six categories.

Adam Engst No comments

TikTok Amends Privacy Policy to Allow Collection of Biometric Identifiers and Information

It should come as no surprise that TikTok collects a vast amount of data from its users. Now the company is being more upfront about some of that biometric data. Transparent, but creepy.

Adam Engst No comments

Steven Aquino Examines Accessibility in Upcoming Apple Features

In addition to the work Apple does in providing explicit accessibility features, Steven Aquino notes that many of the marquee features of Apple’s upcoming operating system updates provide notable benefits to users with disabilities.

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Craig Federighi Discusses Apple’s New Privacy Features

Craig Federighi gave an interview to Fast Company to discuss Apple’s new privacy features and offer his opinions on the privacy landscape.