Apple News jitters, Instagram goes shopping, and chatbots rise again

Hello! Thanks for subscribing. If you got this newsletter forwarded, sign up for your own here. In less than a week, Apple is set to announce a range of services including an all-you-can-read subscription news bundle, and it’s causing a lot of angst for publishers already worried about big tech eating media. I talked to publishers who were pitched by Apple, and they say the phone maker is basing the business model on a flawed comparison between news and music. To date, The New York Times and Th...
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Apple just updated the iMac for the first time since 2017 with a big performance boost (AAPL)

Apple just refreshed its 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMac models with more powerful processors and faster graphics. It's the first time Apple has updated the iMac since 2017. Both new models are available online immediately and arrive in Apple Stores next week.  Apple has introduced upgraded models of its 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMacs that bring speedier performance and faster graphics, marking the first time Apple has refreshed its iMac line of all-in-one desktops since 2017. The new 21.5-inch Retin...
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How to add and remove apps on your Apple Watch

You can add new apps to an Apple Watch using a few different methods on your iPhone. An Apple Watch comes pre-loaded with basic apps, just like an iPhone. Install new apps on your Apple Watch by using the iPhone Watch app and tapping "Install" on Available Apps already on your iPhone, or by browsing the Watch App Store. You can remove third-party apps directly on Apple Watch or on the Watch app. When you're trying to get the best use out of your Apple Watch, it's all about the apps. Like ...
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Apple CEO announces AirPods II with meme

One day after Apple announced updated iMacs and two days after a new iPad Air and refreshed iPad mini were launched, the highly-anticipated second-generation AirPods finally made their debut with a complementary wireless charging case. Apple CEO Tim Cook appealed to the internet meme community this morning when he announced via Twitter the AirPods II with an image of him wearing the long-awaited earbuds. Furthermore and just as anticipated as the AirPods II, Apple has launched a Wireless Charg...
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Angry Birds AR is coming to iPhone this spring

Angry Birds: Isle of Pigs took the scenic route to the iPhone. Rovio began flirting with augmented reality on the Magic Leap of all places, releasing First Person Slingshot for the headset last year. Last month, Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs hit Steam for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Now, it seems, the AR version of the title is finally ready for a mainstream audience, as Rovio preps the game for a spring release on iOS. The game, developed by Swedish company Resolution Games, builds on the ...
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Goldman Chief to Attend Apple Services Event Ahead of Joint Credit Card

David Solomon, who became the investment bank’s CEO in October, has been invited and plans to show up in Cupertino, California, for Apple’s services launch on March 25, according to people familiar with the matter. Spokesmen for Apple and Goldman declined to comment. Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s work with the maker of mobile phones and laptops on a co-branded credit card emerged last year as they push deeper into the financial lives of consumers.
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Netflix Won't Join Apple's Video Streaming Service

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings confirmed that his company won't be playing a role in Apple's upcoming video streaming service. From a report: "We want to have people watch our content on our service," he said Monday. "We've chosen not to integrate into their service." Apple is expected to reveal its offering at an event next Monday. Apple is trying to supplement its original shows by finalizing deals with networks like HBO, Showtime and Starz to license a library of already released content. Hastings...
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Law enforcement needs to protect citizens and their data

Robert Anderson Contributor Robert Anderson served for 21 years in the FBI, retiring as executive assistant director of the Criminal, Cyber, Response and Services Branch. He is currently an advisor at The Chertoff Group and the chief executive of Cyber Defense Labs. Over the past several years, the law enforcement community has grown increasingly concerned about the conduct of digital investigations as technology providers enhance the security protections of thei...
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Two winning photos from Apple’s 2019 photography competition were shot with iPhones that launched almost three years ago (AAPL)

Two of the winners of Apple's recent "Shot on iPhone" challenge came from an iPhone 7.  The iPhone 7 was released in 2016, proving that even older iPhones can still take fantastic photos. Six of the photos were taken with Apple's latest iPhone XS phones that were released in 2018. Apple announced the winners of its "Shot on iPhone" competition earlier this month, and two of the winners came from an unlikely iPhone model.  Two photos taken with the 2016 iPhone 7 were chosen by Apple and its pa...
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I tried Samsung’s $750 Galaxy S10e, and I'm convinced it could be the Android phone to beat

At $750, the Galaxy S10e costs significantly less than Samsung's other Galaxy S10 devices, while offering many of the same features. The S10e features a large, attractive screen in a form factor that's more compact than most of its rivals, and its ultra wide-angle camera captures great shots. But when it comes to overall camera performance and display quality, it's about on par with competitors like the iPhone Xr and Google Pixel 3.  Samsung’s new Galaxy S10 lineup represents a few firsts for...
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Apple's new AirPods have better battery life and a cool new wireless charging case — you can preorder a pair now for $159 or $199

Insider Picks   writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. Apple has finally taken the wraps off the highly anticipated second-generation AirPods. The new AirPods feature a H1 wireless chip, better battery life, and wireless charging. You can preorder the new AirPods on Apple's site for $159...
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Turbotax vs. TaxSlayer vs. Credit Karma Comparison

Looking to find the best way to file your taxes and save the money this tax season? Look no further than this comparison of three excellent options: TurboTax, TaxSlayer, and Credit Karma. E ach option listed here gives you a way to walk through your tax filing virtually, and they all file your taxes for you with the federal and state governments. All have various levels of support and guidance when you are filing your taxes, though. So depending on what you need, one option may serve your need...
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Apple Announces New AirPods and Wireless Charging Case

Apple Apple already announced new iPads and new iMacs this week. And now to continue that onslaught of updated hardware, it just released the second generation of AirPods, and to go with them (or your originals), a wireless charging case. Airpods with Better Battery and Hey Siri We think the AirPods are great for convenience, especially if you’re an iPhone or iPad user. They travel well, turn themselves on, and pair more easily to your Apple devices than any other Bluetooth device. That’s...
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Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes used a deep baritone voice at almost all times, but former insiders say it was faked

Elizabeth Holmes, founder of the blood-testing startup Theranos, is the subject of a new HBO documentary called "The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley." The coverage of Holmes — including the HBO documentary, a nonfiction book, and a podcast series — offer a fascinating look at Holmes, who successfully convinced investors that Theranos had working technology and accurate results, when it did not.  Of special note is the mystery around Holmes' baritone speaking voice, which Theranos i...
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Culprit Creative Celebrates April Fool’s Day Early to Launch New Underwear Brand

The L.A. ad agency/production shop, Culprit Creative, which has a bit of a prankster reputation, broke its teaser campaign online in early March. The creative is a modern homage to the original iPod ads with silhouettes of people dancing as cool tunes play and lines radiate off their bodies to illustrate the music’s energy. In fact, the two ads are even tagged “AirPods2.”While they only cost a few hundred dollars to create—Culprit called in favors to friends who are dancers, choreographers, lase...
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Apple just launched new AirPods with wireless charging and hands-free Siri

Apple just launched its second generation AirPods, which offer hands-free Siri support and the option for wireless charging. The new AirPods are powered by Apple's new H1 chip, which should make it possible to connect to devices more quickly and deliver more talk time. They're available to order on Apple's online store immediately and will be in Apple retail stores starting next week.  Apple announced a new version of AirPods on Wednesday that offers improved performance and the ability to su...
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Apple’s Plans To Compete In Hollywood Are Becoming Clearer

Apple didn’t need stars before, but it needs them now. Although the company was the first publicly traded American firm to be valued above $1 trillion, its most recent earnings report showed flat profits and falling revenue. So the plan now is not only to sell devices, but to fill them with content. That has led the company into the alien territory of Hollywood, where local customs can clash with Silicon Valley folkways. – The New York Times
Tags: Apple, Art, Hollywood, Media, Silicon Valley, 03.17.19

Daily Crunch: Apple unveils new AirPods

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Apple announces new AirPods The new AirPods are fitted with the H1 chip, which is meant to offer performance efficiencies, faster connect times between the pods and your devices and the ability to ask for Siri hands-free with the “Hey Siri” command. “They are powered by the new Apple -designed H1 chip w...
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CHEAP: Only hours left to get $370 off a refurbished Apple Macbook

Welcome to CHEAP, our brand-new series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP! I love Apple laptops. The devices have gotten some bad press recently (mainly due to keyboard issues), but they are still my go to device for, well, almost anything. If you’re on the hunt for a new machine from the technology giant, now might be the time. Why? Because you can now get a refurbished Apple Macbook for $929 – a full $370.99 less than it’s being sold for on Apple’s own website. Be quick ...
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Apple's new iMacs are the high-end desktop computers Mac fans have been waiting for — and they're available now for $1,299 and up

Insider Picks   writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. One day after refreshing the iPad lineup, Apple has announced a series of spec bumps for the iMac. The new 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMacs have faster processors, more RAM, and, perhaps more importantly, AMD graphics cards. Now is the be...
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Apple Announces an Overdue iMac Refresh

Apple After nearly two years Apple has updated its iMac line with newer processors and graphics chips as a follow up to its iPad refresh. And just like the new iPad mini, all the changes are on the inside. New Processors and Graphics Chips, Same Case and Prices Apple If you thought Apple forgot about its iMac line, it would be understandable. Two years is a long time to wait for an update on a computer line (we’re looking at you Mac Pro). But Apple just updated its store with new iM...
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Review: The Huawei Matebook X Pro (2019) is the best laptop I’ve ever used… ever

Comparing gadgets to their Apple equivalent is the oldest (and arguably laziest) trope in the tech journalism handbook. Android phones are inevitably compared to iPhones. Windows laptops are contrasted against MacBooks. In this piece, I’m going to try and refrain from doing that, because it’d be unfair on the Huawei Matebook X Pro. Simply put, it’s in a league of its own. In that sense, the Huawei Matebook X Pro is a bit of a black swan. I had a hunch it would be good, but I didn’t think it woul...
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THE APPLE STORE WORLD TOUR: From Albuquerque to Zurich, here's a look at every Apple Store across the globe (AAPL)

To understand Apple's global retail footprint, it helps to see it for yourself. We've compiled a list of every Apple store in the world. Jump to your favorite country or state via the table of contents, or scroll down to see every store alphabetically. It's hard to believe Apple was started out of a garage in California just over 40 years ago. Today, Apple is worth hundreds of billions of dollars and has over 500 stores in 24 countries around the world. Apple stores weren't even a "thing" unt...
Tags: Apple, Google, South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, Sweden, Colorado, South Park, California, Steve Jobs, Washington, Mexico, US, Trends, Spain, Turkey

Daily Crunch: 85+ startups launch at YC Demo Day 1

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Here are the 85+ startups that launched at YC’s W19 Demo Day 1 With more than 200 companies, the Winter 2019 class is by far YC’s largest yet. It’s so large, in fact, the accelerator had to change the way it does Demo Day — rather than all pitches happening on one stage, they were split across two stages ...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Y Combinator, Instagram, Tech, Intel, Nvidia, Warby Parker, Lucas Matney, Devin Nunes, Nunes, AgileCraft, Daily Crunch, Adidas Kylie Cosmetics

After Google, EU’s Antitrust Sights May Turn to Amazon and Apple

While Google just got a third, and possibly final, EU fine on Wednesday, regulators still have their eyes on Inc., Apple Inc. and Facebook Inc. EU antitrust chief, Margrethe Vestager, told reporters earlier this month that an early-stage probe into Amazon’s potential use of data to overtake smaller shops on its Marketplace platform is "quite advanced" and she’d "like to take more decisive steps" before she leaves office later this year.
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Science, Eu, Margrethe Vestager, Google EU, Amazon com Inc Apple Inc, Facebook Inc EU

Apple is pitching its new subscription service as a savior to journalism, but publishers say its logic is flawed

Apple is set to launch a new all-you-can-read news subscription service along with other services at a big event next week. Critics of the plan say while Apple is pitching itself as a savior to the publishing industry with the new service, its logic is flawed. They say Apple is pointing to Apple Music as evidence of its subscription know-how. Big news publishers are said to be sitting it out because Apple’s financial and data-sharing terms are seen as unfavorable to them. Conversely, a publish...
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Kapersky Labs Files Antitrust Complaint Against Apple in Russia Over App Store Policies

Russian cybersecurity firm Kapersky Labs has filed an antitrust complaint against Apple in Russia, claiming that latter firm used its monopoly over the App Store to force the company to remove app control and Safari browser blocking from the iOS version of its Kapersky Safe Kids app, ZDnet reported on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Science, Technology, Russia, Monopoly, Smartphones, Cybersecurity, Antitrust, App Store, Parental Controls, Screen Time, Kapersky Labs

The upcoming Angry Birds AR game for your iPhone looks like a ton of fun

Game studio Rovio Entertainment just dropped a trailer for its upcoming iOS game, Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs. The clip, which you can watch below, shows how you can catapult your crew of feathered friends into droves of evil pigs, with the game‘s visual elements overlaid on top of real-world objects around you, like a table at a cafe. This is Rovio’s second attempt at making an AR-enabled Angry Birds title after it released a demo version for Magic Leap headset last year. Looking at the traile...
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Netflix Announces Interactive Children’s Series Battle Kitty

Netflix announces interactive children’s series Battle Kitty After the success of the Black Mirror episode “Bandersnatch,” Netflix has been “doubling down” to utilize more interactive styles of entertainment on its streaming platform. This includes kids’ entertainment, which is where Battle Kitty comes into play. In the new interactive series, Battle Kitty invites kids to join the epic quest to defeat all the monsters on Battle Island and be crowned Champion, giving kids everywhere the power...
Tags: Apple, TV, Movies, Instagram, Netflix, TV News, Cartoon Network, Black Mirror, Craig, Nickelodeon, Matt, Kitty, Sanjay, Melissa Cobb, Battle Kitty, Matt Layzell

WordPress, Used Correctly, for Law Firms is Stable, Secure and Highly Performing

The reason that some law firm IT and legal marketing folks aren’t fans of WordPress is that when they neglect to update it or make ill-advised use of plugins and themes WordPress becomes unsafe. It really is as simple as that. WordPress is one of the most, if not the most, stable, secure and highly performing content management solutions available to small and large law firms, whether it be for a blog, a microsite or a website.  Whether WordPress performs, is secure and stable comes down...
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