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Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom addresses departure & relationship w/ Facebook in new interview

A few weeks back, Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Kreiger announced they were leaving Facebook six years after the initial acquisition. At the time, reports suggested a growing rift between Instagram leadership and Mark Zuckerberg, and now Systrom has publicly addressed the relationship for the first time.

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Developers explain what Apple must do to turn Apple TV into a successful gaming platform

It’s no secret that the Apple TV hasn’t exactly turned into the gaming platform Apple had hoped it would be. Last month, Minecraft developers announced that they were ending support for the Apple TV, while other developers have also expressed concern for the future of Apple TV gaming.

Now, ArsTechnica has talked with a handful of well-known game developers who express mixed feelings about the Apple TV’s use for gaming.

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Law enforcement being told not to look at iPhone screens to avoid wasting a Face ID attempt, report says

Earlier this month, the first known case of law enforcement requiring a suspect to unlock their phone using Face ID surfaced. Now, Motherboard reports that cops around the United States are receiving instruction to ensure they themselves do not look at an iPhone X or iPhone XS displays, as that could count as one of the ‘false’ trials, and thus disable Face ID.

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Hands-on w/ Zendure’s ultimate global travel adapter [Video]

This month we’ve teamed up with Zendure to celebrate the launch of its brand new Passport Pro global travel adapter and to give away Apple’s new iPhone XS Max.

Below we go hands-on with the new travel adapter- the world’s first with a ground connection for added safety and a push-button resettable fuse.

For a limited time you can preorder Passport Pro for a special $35 price.

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9to5Rewards: Last chance to enter our iPhone XS Max giveaway!

This weekend is your last chance to enter our iPhone XS Max giveaway made possible by our sponsor Zendure!

You can enter below and check out Zendure’s SuperCord– its brand new premium MFi Lightning and USB cables made from a reinforced kevlar and nylon braided design for ultimate durability.

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Kanye West pitches Trump on ‘iPlane’ built by Apple, delivers table-top Apple store ‘keynote’

Kanye West was in Washington D.C today to meet with President Trump in the Oval Office. As you might expect from such a combination of two people, the day wielded some interesting tidbits: an “iPlane” replacement for Air Force One designed by Apple, West’s uber-secure iPhone passcode, and a table-top keynote at the Georgetown Apple store.

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Instagram testing new Story-like ‘tap to see next post’ interface for moving through your feed

Instagram is testing a major overhaul to how users navigate the application. As reported by TechCrunch today, Instagram is testing a “new way to move through posts” in its mobile app. This would allow users to tap to see the next post, as opposed to scrolling vertically.

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Medisafe becomes the latest health platform to add support for Apple’s Health Records API

Medisafe, a popular medication management platform and iOS app, announced this week that it now supports Health Records on iPhone. This allows users to easily track their medication list without manual entry, all from the Medisafe application.

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Apple faces class action lawsuit alleging it misrepresents what’s included in iTunes Season Passes

Apple is facing a class action lawsuit over how it labels TV bundles in the iTunes Store, according to a new report from The Hollywood Reporter. The class action lawsuit was recently filed in California federal court and alleges that by counting promotional clips as episodes, Apple is deceiving buyers of Season Pass content.

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Exclusive: iPad Pro Face ID details, 4K HDR video over USB-C, AirPods-like Apple Pencil 2 pairing, more

Apple is widely expected to hold an event this month to introduce new 2018 iPad Pro models, new Macs, and more. Much of this has been confirmed by evidence within the iOS 12.1 beta, which includes references to an iPad2018Fall device.

Today, sources familiar with the development of the new 2018 iPad Pro have offered additional details about the device, its features, and more.

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Department of Homeland Security says ‘no reason to doubt’ Apple’s denial of spy chip story

In response to a Bloomberg Businessweek story alleging Apple discovered Chinese spy ships in its servers, The Department of Homeland Security has issued a statement in which it sides with Apple. The DHS says it currently has “no reason to doubt” Apple’s denial.

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Top Apple Watch Series 4 features [Video]

The Apple Watch Series 4 (read Zac’s full review) is the biggest upgrade to the Apple Watch since the product launched back in the spring of 2015. New features include an all new design, stainless steel gold color, faster internals, brand new watch faces, and more. Watch our hands-on unboxing and overview, as we discuss the top Apple Watch Series 4 features. more…

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iOS 12 now installed on 50% of active devices, outpacing iOS 11 adoption

Apple launched iOS 12 with much fanfare earlier this month but early adoption appeared sluggish. However, in the following weeks, iOS 12 adoption has actually outpaced iOS 11 now, according to data from Mixpanel.

iOS 12 is now installed on more than 50% of active iPhones, iPads and iPod touch devices. It took iOS 11 a month to reach this milestone; iOS 12 has achieved it in under twenty days.

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Remembering Apple’s discontinued Print Products with one final photo book

In July, Apple announced that its first-party print products would be discontinued at the end of September. The news took me by surprise. While features like iCloud shared albums and Photos app Memories have lessened the need to make books and prints, I still regarded the service fondly.

Over the years, books and calendars from Photos on my Mac (and earlier, iPhoto) have made great gifts and keepsakes for family members and myself. To commemorate the end of an era, I decided to make one last hardcover photo book and theme it around a topic I love, and where many people learned about the Photos print service for the first time: Apple retail stores. My book arrived today.

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Apple’s retired legal chief further confirms Apple has ‘never heard of’ these Chinese server spies

Over the past day or so, Bloomberg reported that some of Apple’s servers were compromised by way of a third-party implementing micro chips, and sending data back to China. Apple came back with a strong response noting that it was never made aware of such accusations nor did it have any ongoing investigations with the FBI or law enforcement.

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Instagram prototyping feature that would share your detailed location data with Facebook

TechCrunch reports today that Facebook is testing a new privacy setting that would share location history from Instagram with Facebook. This news comes on the heels of the Instagram cofounders leaving the company, with Facebook’s former VP of News Feed being named Head of Instagram. The Instagram location sharing is still in the testing phase, but Facebook did not rule out a full launch.

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Apple preventing third-party iMac Pro & 2018 MacBook Pro repairs, internal document says

With the new T2 chip in the 2018 MacBook Pro and the iMac Pro, Apple is preventing third-party Mac repairs. As detailed by Motherboard, new software locks have been put in place that make the machines “inoperable” unless Apple’s proprietary System Configuration software is run after a repair.

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MoviePass owner touts $65 million in new funding as it rules out bankruptcy – for now

MoviePass’ struggles have been well-documented so far this year. Perhaps most notably, the service went offline back in July because its owner, Helios & Matheson, ran out of cash. Now, a Helios & Matheson and MoviePass bankruptcy is out of the question.

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Facebook hopes to revive its ‘Nearby Friends’ location sharing feature w/ new Snapchat-like interface

Facebook’s efforts to compete head-on with Snapchat have been incredibly clear thanks to features like Stories. Now, the company is planning to revive its unpopular ‘Nearby Friends’ feature with a new Snapchat-like interface. While the Facebook location sharing feature has never been too popular, the company hopes this redesign could spur new interest.

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Consumer Reports: Most notable iPhone XS improvement is battery life, but Note 9 is still #1

Consumer Reports this evening has published its full review and testing results from the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. The site says the “most notable improvement” this year is battery life, while camera technology is a “bit better.” Ultimately, however, the iPhone XS could not dethrone the Galaxy Note 9 as Consumer Reports’ top-rated smartphone.

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Tests show how the Intel-powered iPhone XS compares to Qualcomm devices & more

iPhone XS LTE performance has been a popular topic since Apple originally unveiled the device last month. Both the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max antenna now feature 4×4 MIMO – a first for the iPhone – but some users have reported issues with LTE connectivity on the new devices.

Now, PCMag has put the iPhone XS Max through a series of speed tests in an attempt to offer more details on the device’s performance.

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Latest Pew data shows smartphone ownership at 99%, decline in laptop/desktop category

The Pew Research Center is out this weekend with its latest look at internet and social media use, and device ownership, in the United States. The data shows that use and ownership is flat compared to a similar 2016 study, and has actually declined in some categories.

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Logic Pros Review: Cypher2 has stellar sound design tools & 500+ MPE presets

FXpansion recently released the new Cypher2 software instrument for all major DAWs. It comes packed with hundreds of new 5D touch sounds and sound design capabilities, so we couldn’t wait to give it a run for Logic Pros. The fully-featured instrument features an impressive array of effects along with a powerful oscillator section and more. But at the same price as Logic Pro X itself, is it worth it? more…

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Retail marathon: Apple stores open in Scottsdale, Deer Park, Lehigh Valley, Green Hills, Robina

It’s a big weekend for Apple retail. Across the United States and Australia, five Apple stores reopened or relocated Saturday to new and expanded spaces. Each store brings with it a unique design and layout, replacing aging locations no longer suited for Apple’s contemporary retail ideals. 9to5Mac visited Apple Deer Park’s grand opening in Illinois to bring you photos of the new space, and readers across the world have sent us their own photos to share.

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Get Boom 3D advanced EQ app & volume booster for Mac and iOS $11.89 (Reg. $16.99)

Popular Mac audio app Boom 3D gives you complete control over your Mac’s audio including advanced EQ settings with built-in presets and the ability to customize volume on an app-by-app basis. The company also makes an iOS companion app that lets you continue the experience on your iPhone or iPad.

Head below for a full look at Boom 3D. And thanks to our sponsor Boom, for a limited time 9to5 readers can get Boom3D for Mac for $11.89 (Reg. $16.99) w/ code 9TO5BOOM. Or start with a 7-day free trial.

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9to5Rewards: Win a gold iPhone XS Max from Zendure & 9to5Mac

Thanks to our sponsor Zendure, we’re giving away Apple’s brand new iPhone XS Max in gold to one 9to5mac reader!

Head below for details on how to enter and check out Zendure’s new Passport Pro – The safest global travel adapter with USB-C Power Delivery Fast Charging and the world’s 1st with a resettable fuse. 

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Apple reportedly signs lease for offices near upcoming Mount Vernon Square flagship store

A new report outlines Apple’s apparent plan to establish an office presence near its upcoming store in Washington, D.C.’s former Carnegie Library. According to the publication Bisnow, Apple has signed an agreement to lease a full floor of the Anthem Row development at 700 K St. NW.

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eBay announces MVNO partnership to pair wireless plans as low as $5 w/ smartphone purchases

eBay is one of the most popular platforms for reselling smartphones, and the company today announced a new partnership with Red Pocket Mobile. Through this partnership, customers will be able to buy a lower-priced wireless plan in conjunction with their smartphone purchase.

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Apple hit with patent infringement suit over iMessage & FaceTime encryption tech

Apple has been hit with another lawsuit today that alleges features such as iMessage and FaceTime infringe on the patents of Finnish company MPH Technologies. As detailed in the suit, MPH apparently tried to license the patents to Apple in 2016 and 2017, but to no avail.

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Jony Ive awarded Stephen Hawking Fellowship for his ‘influential’ role in modern technology

Apple’s chief design officer Jony Ive today was awarded the Professor Hawking Fellowship by the Cambridge Union Society. Ive is the second ever recipient of the award, which was created last year to recognize contributions to STEM fields and social discourse.

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Teen who hacked Apple’s servers receives probation as ‘1TB of sensitive info’ is recovered

Last month, an Australian high school student was found to have been repeatedly hacking into Apple servers, downloading what was initially believed to have been 90GB of “secure files.” Now, that teenager has been handed his punishment.

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Report: Apple News traffic is growing for many publishers, but revenue remains nonexistent

While Apple has been increasing its focus on Apple News recently, a new report from Slate dives into some of the struggles publishers still have with the platform. The report explains that while viewership is increasing with Apple News, publishers struggle to monetize that growing viewership.

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Web browsing test suggests iPhone XS & XS Max offer shorter battery life than iPhone X

Tom’s Guide is out today with a detailed look at the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max battery performance. While Apple didn’t spend too much time touting the battery life of each device during its event earlier this month, it did note that the iPhone XS would last 30 minutes longer than the iPhone X, and the iPhone XS Max would last 90 minutes longer.

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Apple to add support for depth control while taking an image w/ iPhone XS

With the iPhone XS, Apple introduced support for bokeh and depth control – allowing users to adjust the depth of field of an image after it has been shot. A report from Macerkopf today explains that Apple also plans to soon let users adjust the depth of field while taking a picture. This follows a similar mention in TechCrunch’s review of the iPhone XS.

The feature is currently available in iOS 12.1 beta 1. Here’s what it means…

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New video tests Apple Watch Series 4 fall detection with varying results

One of the Apple Watch Series 4 features Apple touted on stage last week was fall detection. With this featured enabled, the Apple Watch can detect when you’ve fallen and offer to call emergency services.

A new video takes a (less-than-scientific) look at just how well the feature works.

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Top 20+ iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max features [Video]

Yesterday marked the official launch day of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, an upgrade over last year’s groundbreaking iPhone X release. Although iPhone XS is an ‘S’ model year upgrade, which generally means more refinements than radical new changes, there is still a lot to digest from a feature standpoint.

Most notably, this year’s release includes the largest iPhone display ever conceived — the 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max. Watch our hands-on video as we step through some of my favorite iPhone XS features. more…

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Apple Store POS and pickup system seeing downtime nationwide

[Update: The system appears to be back up and running after about an hour and a half of downtime. Keep in mind lines might be longer than normal this afternoon and evening.]

Tons of Apple users are excited to pick up their new iPhone XS, XS Max and Apple Watch Series 4 today. Unfortunately, we’re hearing that Apple Stores are currently seeing downtime with the pickup and point-of-sale system, preventing customers from getting their devices.

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9to5Rewards: Enter to win iPhone XS Max + 15% off deal from Zendure [Giveaway]

This month we are giving one lucky reader the chance to win Apple’s brand new iPhone XS Max in gold together with Zendure!

And thanks to our sponsor Zendure, for a limited time you can get 15% off its A8PD 26,800mAh Portable Charger and the X6 Power Bank and USB Hub w/ code 25Y46NEH.

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