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  • Opera Launches Opera GX, the 'World's First Gaming Browser' for macOS

    Opera today released Opera GX, a special version of its Opera browser that it says has been built to "complement gaming" on Mac.

    Opera GX features several features designed to help users get the most out of gaming and browsing, the most prominent being GX Control, which lets users set limits on the browser's system resource usage.

    Opera says a survey it conducted revealed that lack of memory and network limitations are the two main issues for gamers, which is why it came up with the...


  • Twitter Finally Launches Support for Live Photos, Allowing Them to Be Uploaded as GIFs

    Twitter today announced support for Apple's Live Photos, which can now be uploaded to Twitter and shared as GIFs.

    Apple first introduced ‌Live Photos‌ in 2015 alongside the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, though most social networks still do not support the format and do not allow ‌Live Photos‌ to play when uploaded.

    ‌Live Photos‌ are designed to add movement to still photos to bring them to life, similar to the moving photos in the Harry Potter films. When you take a photo on an ‌iPhone‌ with...


  • Apple Used DMCA Takedown to Temporarily Remove Tweet With iPhone Encryption Key

    Apple recently used the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to get Twitter to remove a viral tweet that featured an iPhone encryption key, provoking the ire of the security community, reports Motherboard.

    On December 7, security researcher "Siguza" on Twitter shared an encryption key that could potentially be used to reverse engineer the ‌iPhone‌'s Secure Enclave, which handles encryption for the device.

    Just two days later, a law firm that works with Apple sent a DMCA takedown...


  • Apple Pay Now Accepted at NYC's Penn Station, Coming to 85 More MTA Stations Later This Month

    New York City's public transit agency MTA today announced that its tap-and-go fare payment system OMNY is now available at Penn Station, a major hub, with support for both mobile wallets like Apple Pay and contactless credit cards from the likes of Visa, Mastercard, and American Express.

    96 OMNY readers are now live at 18 turnstile arrays serving the A, C, E and 1, 2, 3 lines at Penn Station, according to the MTA.

    New Yorkers will be able to tap and ride at a total of 85 stations across...


  • How to Set Communication Limits on Your Child's Allowed Screen Time and Downtime on iPhone and iPad

    In iOS 13.3, Apple added new Communication Limits to its Screen Time options, which let parents control who their children are able to contact.

    If you're not familiar with Apple's Screen Time functions, they enable users to keep track of their device usage and place self-imposed limits on the time they spend using their iPhone or iPad. Screen Time also serves as a parental control system for parents.

    The latest feature addition, Communication Limits, lets parents manage who their...


  • Review: AT&T's Power Drum Can Charge Your Apple Watch and Another Qi Device on the Go, but Phones Are a Bit of a Balancing Act

    Ever since the Apple Watch launched in 2015, we've seen countless products that save up some counter or desktop space by letting you charge your ‌Apple Watch‌ and iPhone in one spot. There are numerous versions of this type of accessory, and now AT&T has released its own with the Power Drum.

    The Power Drum is a cylindrical charger with a small 3-inch footprint that houses a built-in ‌Apple Watch‌ charger and is topped with a Qi-compatible wireless charging surface (subtly designed with...


  • Apple TV+ Series 'The Morning Show' Nominated for Several SAG Awards

    Apple TV+ series "The Morning Show" has been nominated for three Screen Actors Guild Awards for outstanding male actor and outstanding female actor.

    Steve Carell and Billy Crudup, who play Mitch Kessler and Corey Ellison, respectively, have been nominated for the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series award.

    The two will be competing against Sterling K. Brown (Randall Pearson) from "This Is Us," Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) from "Game of Thrones," and David...


  • Brydge Keyboards Now Available From Apple Store

    Apple is now offering the popular Brydge line of keyboards designed for the newest iPads in its online store.

    As of today, Apple is selling the Brydge 10.2 Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard for the seventh-generation iPad and the Brydge 10.5 Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard for the third-generation ‌iPad‌ Air.

    Available for $129.95, the Brydge keyboards are more affordable than Apple's own Smart Keyboards and offer a more traditional typing experience with 1.2mm of key travel.

    Brydge keyboards,...


  • Kuo: Next Year's 5G iPhones With Redesigned Metal Frame Won't Have Major Price Increase

    Apple is rumored to launch four 5G-enabled iPhones in fall 2020, and while 5G-related components could raise the production costs of the devices by $30 to $100 depending on the model, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple will not significantly increase the price of 5G iPhones compared to this year's lineup.

    iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max models start at $999 and $1,099 respectively in the United States, while the iPhone 11 starts at $699.

    In a research note with TF International...


  • 'Powerbeats4' With 'Hey Siri' Support Referenced in iOS 13.3 Code

    Apple appears to be working on new "Powerbeats4" wireless earphones to replace the existing Powerbeats3, based on strings in iOS 13.3 code uncovered by MacRumors contributor Steve Moser.

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    9to5Mac was first to discover the Powerbeats4 reference, noting that the earphones will likely support hands-free "Hey Siri." This means the Powerbeats4 will likely have an Apple-designed H1 chip or newer, which delivers a faster and more stable wireless connection to your devices.

    With the H1...


  • Apple, Ellen, and Michelle Obama Team Up to Donate Macs and iPads to Washington D.C. Elementary School

    Apple, talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, and former first lady Michelle Obama have teamed up to donate Macs and iPads to Randle Highlands Elementary School in Washington, D.C., a school with a high percentage of low-income students.

    Apple's donation includes iMacs for the school, a MacBook Air for each teacher, and an iPad for each student. The school is also receiving a $100,000 cash donation and a new basketball court from Ellen.

    "Every child deserves the opportunity to create something...


  • Google Chrome 79 Brings Enhanced Security and Anti-Phishing Features

    Google has released Chrome 79 with a number of enhanced security features and improvements for lower CPU usage.

    On the security front, when you type your credentials into a website, Chrome will now warn you if your username and password have been compromised in a data breach, and suggest that you change them everywhere they were used.

    Google first introduced this technology earlier this year as the Password Checkup extension. In October it became a part of the Password Checkup in Google...