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Aujourd’hui — 9 avril 20209to5Mac

Apple releases macOS 10.15.4 supplemental update with FaceTime and USB-C fixes, more

Apple has released a notable supplemental update to macOS Catalina 10.15.4 today. The update brings a FaceTime bug fix, MacBook Air 2020 improvements, and more.

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Apple releases watchOS 6.2.1 with FaceTime Audio bug fixes

Apple has released watchOS 6.2.1 to the public today, bringing bug fixes and performance improvements specifically related to FaceTime. Today’s update for Apple Watch users comes following yesterday’s release of iOS 13.4.1 and iPadOS 13.4.1.

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Hodinkee delivers a lesson on twilight with the Apple Watch ‘Solar’ face

Par : Zac Hall

Jack Forster has published a fascinating piece for the watch experts at Hodinkee that takes a deep dive look at the Solar face in watchOS 6 for Apple Watch Series 4 and Series 5:

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iPhone: How to improve Face ID with a mask

As we noted back in January, most people have found wearing a face mask renders Face ID unusable. Even though it sounds like a first-world problem in the current circumstances, there are a lot of people, especially medical professionals, who would value the ability for Face ID on iPhone to work while wearing protective equipment. Well, it turns out you actually can teach your iPhone to do this. Read on for how to use Face ID with a mask.

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Report highlights hospitals using iPads to reduce PPE usage, communicate with patients, more

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing hospitals to adapt at a rapid pace to protect patients and healthcare workers alike. A new report from Wired today explores how hospitals across the United States are using iPads to help nurses check in on patients and much more.

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HBO Now ends support for 3rd-gen Apple TV at end of the month, here are your options

The HBO Now and HBO Go apps are ending support for the third-generation Apple TV at the end of April. HBO announced the retirement on March 30, and a banner is now visible in the HBO app on the older Apple TV boxes.

Although the third-gen Apple TV is actually an eight-year-old device at this point, released in 2012, a lot of them are still in use as the upgrade cycle for set-top boxes is much longer than it is for phones. Apple also sold that model of Apple TV for as low as $69, so it was very popular. But now, HBO is ending support as it prepares to launch its new HBO Max streaming service. So what are your options?

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Twitter removes option that allowed users to not share data with advertisers on its mobile app

Twitter announced today that it will collect more data from its users to be shared with advertisers. The company removed an option from its mobile app that allowed users to control which personal details were sent to Twitter’s business partners.

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Stacktrace Podcast 078: “An XPC festival”

John and Rambo take a spontaneous deep-dive into XPC and the pros and cons of using it to modularize a Mac app. Also, what can be learned from looking at old code, comments on the latest Apple rumors, and designing a delicious dinner.

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9to5Mac Daily: April 08, 2020 – Apple’s plans for Beats, iOS 13.4.1

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Linea Sketch version 3 released with time-lapse screen recording, custom background tool, more

Iconfactory is out today with an update to Linea Sketch that sees the launch of a new screen recording feature that includes a time-lapse option, new QuickToggle control to more easily draw lines, more seamless custom background color creation, and a switch to a subscription model.

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9to5Mac Watch Time 20: Watchsmith for Apple Watch with David Smith

Par : Zac Hall

Developer David Smith joins 9to5Mac Watch Time this week to discuss his brand new Apple Watch app called Watchsmith. Read our review to see how Watchsmith works, then dive into this episode to learn so much more about David and his new app.

9to5Mac Watch Time is a podcast series hosted by Zac Hall. In this series, we talk to real people about how the Apple Watch is affecting their lives. Subscribe now to catch up with each episode and automatically hear new episodes as soon as they’re released every two weeks: 🟣 Apple Podcasts | 🟠 Overcast | 🟢 Spotify

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Apple commits to hiring over 1,000 summer interns, with online and in-person components

A new report from Axios today highlights how major tech companies are “scrambling to craft digital options” for summer internships this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For its part, Apple has committed to hiring over 1,000 people for internships this summer.

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How will Today at Apple adapt to an era of social distancing?

Imagine this: you’re sitting among a few dozen friends and strangers to learn illustration techniques from your favorite artists. Everyone is sharing ideas and passing around iPads to start their own drawings. Crazy, right? In the span of just a few weeks, such a simple function of community has gone from commonplace to sounding absolutely utopian, like a story from a grandparent about the “good old days” that you just know is too good to be true.

What I’ve just described to you is Today at Apple, Apple’s series of creative sessions that were held every day at every Apple Store. So what’s a program designed to bring everyone together to do in an era where everyone is intentionally staying apart?

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Just as Apple settles one FaceTime patent infringement claim, it faces another

Less than a month after Apple paid $440M to settle one FaceTime patent infringement claim, it is now faced with another.

Apple fought a claim from VirnetX for almost a decade before finally deciding to settle the case last month in order to end the drawn-out battle …

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Governments restrict or ban the use of Zoom, as company faces lawsuit

The Taiwanese government has made the decision to ban the use of Zoom over security concerns. The German government hasn’t gone quite that far, but the country’s foreign ministry has barred it from government computers and heavily restricted any use of the service …

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European countries should all use the same coronavirus tracking app, says EU

Rather than each European country developing its own coronavirus tracking app, they should either all use the same one, or at least ensure that they use common standards, says the European Commission.

We recently outlined how these apps can help, but also how they can pose a significant risk to privacy without careful design…

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Watchsmith is a must-have app for unlocking new Apple Watch features with dynamic complications

Par : Zac Hall

Apple Watch faces are highly customizable compared to watches that came before it. There’s still room for opportunity for a watch as smart as the iPhone, however, and that’s what David Smith’s cleverly titled Watchsmith app wants to prove.

Watchsmith lets you create dynamic Apple Watch complications that change throughout the day. Want a complication to check the weather in the morning, show your work calendar during your 9 to 5, and show your activity data before bed?

Watchsmith can do that all with a single complication, potentially freeing up slots for other complications.

Subscribe to 9to5Mac’s Watch Time podcast to hear an in-depth interview with Watchsmith developer David Smith later today: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Overcast.

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Photographer under coronavirus lockdown takes remote portraits via FaceTime

One business that has been hit hard by the coronavirus lockdown is photography – but a British photographer has come up with an innovative solution: taking remote portraits via FaceTime.

Tim Dunk’s main business is wedding photography, and that has completely dried up as all mass-gatherings are banned, forcing people to postpone their weddings.

The idea of taking portraits via FaceTime is not quite as crazy as it sounds …

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Racing game Forza Street coming to iPhone and iPad on May 5, with freebies

Microsoft and Turn 10 have announced that PC and Xbox racing game Forza Street will be coming to iPhone, iPad and Android on May 5.

No details on pricing have been revealed, but it appears that it will be a freemium game, as the announcement makes reference to ‘in-game credits and gold’ …

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Latest claim for Foxconn’s Wisconsin factory is that it will make ventilators

Foxconn’s Wisconsin factory is a seemingly never-ending tale of conflicting claims about what it will do and when it will do it. The latest of these is that it will now be used to make medical ventilators, to help hospitals cope with demand for intensive care beds during the coronavirus crisis.

The Taiwanese company says that it will be partnering with a US medical firm …

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Apple iPad Magic Keyboard is up for preorder on Amazon, don’t trust the May 30 release date

Several publications are noticing this week that the iPad Magic Keyboard is available to preorder on Amazon. This listing has actually been there since the Magic Keyboard was announced. But nonetheless, the details about the item weight and release date are getting people hyped up. Here’s the reality …

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Apple CEO Tim Cook makes surprise appearance on ‘The Tonight Show’ via FaceTime

Apple CEO Tim Cook made a surprise appearance on “The Tonight Show” yesterday. Cook joined Jimmy Fallon and Lady Gaga via FaceTime, committing that Apple will make a donation to the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

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Heavy App Store promotion led Quibi to 300K launch day downloads, early data suggests

Yesterday marked the official launch of the latest streaming service, Quibi. The short-form video app was heavily promoted in the App Store by Apple, and new data from Sensor Tower indicates it was downloaded around 300,000 times during its first day of availability.

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Apple Music launches $50 million COVID-19 advance royalty fund to help indie labels

According to a new report from Rolling Stone, Apple Music has started a $50 million COVID-19 advance fund for indie labels. Through this fund, Apple will be able to ensure that artists still get paid despite the coronavirus pandemic.

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iPad: How to keep widgets on your Home screen

Like making use of the Today View on your iPad? Follow along for how to keep widgets on your iPad Home screen all the time.

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Apple schedules Q2 2020 earnings release for April 30 after confirming it won’t hit guidance

Apple today has officially scheduled its fiscal Q2 2020 earnings call for Thursday, April 30. This will be an incredibly important earnings release for the company as it comes amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

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Snapchat encourages donations to fight against COVID-19 through new AR lenses

Snapchat today released new filters to help in the fight against COVID-19 as part of its “AR lenses” feature. The new filters allow users to scan cash using the camera and then make a donation to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Netflix now lets you lock your profile with a PIN, here’s how to enable it

Netflix is rolling out the ability to set a passcode specific to your profile. As TechCrunch explains, this comes amid a broader set of Netflix updates designed to improve parental controls, but being able to set a PIN will also help keep roommates and others from using your profile.

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Facebook launches experimental Tuned iOS chat app for couples

Facebook’s New Product Experimentation (NPE) Team has released its newest app today for iOS. Named “Tuned” the app is aimed at offering “space where you and your significant other can just be yourselves.”

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