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Google Maps - Transit & Food - Google LLC

Top 10 Free Apps - 1 hour 28 min ago
Navigate your world faster and easier with Google Maps. Over 220 countries and territories mapped and hundreds of millions of businesses and places on the map. Get real-time GPS navigation, traffic, and transit info, and find what you need by getting the latest information on businesses, including grocery stores, pharmacies and other important places. Get where you need to go efficiently: • Find the best route with automatic rerouting based on live traffic, incidents, and road closure Find important businesses: • Know what’s open in your area and their latest business hours • Find local restaurants offering delivery and takeout • Create lists of your important places Get there faster with real-time updates • Beat traffic with real-time ETAs and traffic conditions • Catch your bus, train, or ride-share with real-time transit info • Save time with automatic rerouting based on live traffic, incidents, and road closure • With Live View in Google Maps, see the way you need to go with arrows and directions placed right on top of your world. There’s no second guessing or missing another turn. More experiences on Google Maps • Offline maps to search and navigate without an internet connection • Street View and indoor imagery for restaurants, shops, museums and more • Indoor maps to quickly find your way inside big places like airports, malls and stadiums Some features not available in all countries Navigation isn't intended to be used by oversized or emergency vehicles Google Maps - Transit & Food 0 Google LLC Get https://is4-ssl.mzstatic.com/image/thumb/Purple123/v4/cd/71/89/cd71892f-31c1-1346-06a2-e9c632bc21d9/logo_maps_ios_color-0-0-1x_U007emarketing-0-0-0-6-0-0-sRGB-0-0-0-GLES2_U002c0-512MB-85-220-0-0.png/53x53bb.png https://is3-ssl.mzstatic.com/image/thumb/Purple123/v4/cd/71/89/cd71892f-31c1-1346-06a2-e9c632bc21d9/logo_maps_ios_color-0-0-1x_U007emarketing-0-0-0-6-0-0-sRGB-0-0-0-GLES2_U002c0-512MB-85-220-0-0.png/75x75bb.png https://is2-ssl.mzstatic.com/image/thumb/Purple123/v4/cd/71/89/cd71892f-31c1-1346-06a2-e9c632bc21d9/logo_maps_ios_color-0-0-1x_U007emarketing-0-0-0-6-0-0-sRGB-0-0-0-GLES2_U002c0-512MB-85-220-0-0.png/100x100bb.png © Google Inc. 2012-12-12T20:21:00-07:00

Has Apple Surged Too Far, Too Fast? Analyst Weighs In

Yahoo Finance, AAPL - 5 hours 28 min ago
With the market getting extra frothy, it is legitimate to wonder whether we are in the midst of a bubble. Despite the growing disconnect between Wall Street and Main Street, the surge has been almost relentless since the coronavirus inflicted meltdown in March. Tech stocks, in particular, have outperformed, including the world’ largest company by market cap – Apple (AAPL).It has become increasingly hard to keep up, as Apple has repeatedly notched new all-time highs recently. In a research note to clients, Deutsche Bank analyst Jeriel Ong ponders this exact issue.“AAPL's prior pre-COVID peak was ~$325 back in Feb-20,” Ong noted, “and we can't say that the fundamentals behind the stock for 2021 and beyond are ~15% better than the pre-COVID era as the present difference in all-time highs today vs. back then suggests.”Additionally, aside from “the speed and magnitude of the rebound,” going forward, Ong says, Apple’s surge is at risk of being derailed due to several possible elements. These include a contracting economy with high unemployment rates and less spending from “smaller wallets,” a second COVID-19 wave which will result in stores closing again and the risk of delays to the anticipated iPhone 12 launch.So, with these concerns laid out, is now the time for investors to step aside and come back after Apple has cooled off?Uh-uh. Looking ahead, the pluses outweigh the minuses.Ong explained, “Long-term, we see investors building more confidence in 4 drivers of the stock (iPhone, AirPods, Services, and GM mix shift) as the market continues to stabilize. Simply put, while we see the risks outlined above and perhaps negative catalysts on the horizon (maybe a weak 4Q guide as a result of a delayed next-gen iPhone launch?) ultimately we continue to believe the reward/positive catalysts outweigh the risks, at least at this point in time.”Therefore, Ong keeps his Buy rating intact, and somewhat surprisingly given the concerns, increases the price target. The figure moves up from $380 to $400. (To watch Ong’s track record, click here)Among the analyst fraternity, Apple remains a firm favorite. AAPL's Strong Buy consensus rating is backed by 1 Sell, 6 Holds and a resounding 26 Buys. However, the Street expects shares to decline by 8%, should the $355.52 average price target be met over the following months. (See Apple stock-price forecast on TipRanks)To find good ideas for tech stocks trading at attractive valuations, visit TipRanks’ Best Stocks to Buy, a newly launched tool that unites all of TipRanks’ equity insights. More recent articles from Smarter Analyst: * Aurora Cannabis (ACB): Transformation on Track * 3 “Strong Buy” Penny Stocks That Could See Outsized Gains * Amazon Is Said To Offer $100M In Stock Awards To Keep Zoox Talent * Walgreens Reports $1.7B Quarterly Loss, Cuts 4,000 Jobs Due To Covid-19 Impact

LinkedIn sued over allegation it secretly reads Apple users' clipboard content

Yahoo Finance, AAPL - 5 hours 47 min ago
According to Apple's website, Universal Clipboard allows users to copy text, images, photos, and videos on one Apple device and then paste the content onto another Apple device. According to the lawsuit filed in San Francisco federal court by Adam Bauer, LinkedIn reads the Clipboard information without notifying the user.

Homes Can Shelter India’s China Dream After Covid

Yahoo Finance, AAPL - 6 hours 53 min ago
(Bloomberg Opinion) -- India quite literally needs to put a roof over its China dream.It took a pandemic and a lockdown to highlight the precarious existence of the country’s blue-collar workers. Left without jobs and shelter, an estimated 30 million — roughly a fifth of the urban labor force — have gone back to their villages, with many completing long, hazardous journeys on foot when trains and buses shut down.No wonder, then, that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government cleared a plan this week to build inexpensive rental dwellings in cities for 350,000 workers.Giving rural migrants an incentive to return is crucial to restoring economic activity to pre-Covid levels. But there’s an opportunity here to do much more. For India to industrialize, rethinking the housing situation will be as important as freeing the urban poor from large medical bills and helping them build retirement savings. If the country of 1.3 billion people wants to be a factory to the world — the next China — it must start by giving workers low-cost living quarters.India is sitting on an inventory of more than 1.3 million unsold homes. Mumbai-based property researcher Liases Foras estimates that roughly half of these units could face delays and other execution risk; prices on nearly nine out of 10 apartments may have to be cut by 5% to 15% to hook wary buyers. That’s billions of dollars in lost revenue.It may not be possible to repurpose this stock as worker accommodation. Nevertheless, as losses on pricey condominiums crystallize for struggling developers and stretched financiers, they can be made more bearable by tax breaks, cheap government land and other fiscal support for affordable rental housing — a new revenue stream. Assured of a decent rental yield, investors will be encouraged to finance this new asset class. Institutional capital will return to depressed real estate. Construction will absorb surplus manpower and create badly needed wage income. Cheap urban rents will bring India the full benefit of labor mobility, which isn’t constrained by Chinese-style hukou, or city registration requirements. Yet the rapid urbanization that turned East Asia into an exporting powerhouse and created a foundation for mass consumption has eluded the country. Young men migrate to cities for economic reasons, and return to their villages in old age. Apart from cultural factors, availability and cost of housing is the main reason why women and children stay behind, making urbanization in India both slow and rather “masculine,” as economist Chinmay Tumbe, who has studied migration trends since the 1870s, has put it.While the gender ratio of large cities is no longer as skewed as it was in the early 20th century — 500 to 600 women for 1,000 men — it’s still a lopsided 868 in Delhi. For Surat, a major diamond-cutting and textile center on India’s western coast, the ratio is even more unbalanced at 756. Surat is still an exception in that it has a lot of manufacturing. A peculiar facet of rural-urban migration in India, according to Tumbe, is that most of the workers end up in service-industry jobs. Creaky infrastructure, infuriating red tape, occasionally overvalued currency and lack of meaningful free-trade arrangements have held back the share of manufacturing in the economy to 16% — a modest rise from 5% in 1901. Back then, British colonialists had kept India under-industrialized so they could sell their wares in a market that produced little of its own. Now, it’s a small urban elite — whose own ancestors left villages a long time ago — that’s keeping new migrants employed as chauffeurs, housemaids, condominium security and ATM guards.The economy is geared to satisfy the top 150 million earners, as Rathin Roy, until recently the director at the New Delhi-based National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, has argued. This depresses the wages that would be generated by becoming good at making what the next 300 million want. In the absence of broad-based income growth, consumers boosted spending by borrowing. When they eventually started to deleverage last year, India faced an acute demand funk, even for 7-cent munchies.Since then, Covid-19 hasn’t been the only wake-up call. Rapidly deteriorating U.S.-China relations portend sweeping changes in global supply chains, but even in its own neighborhood, India isn’t competitive in manufacturing. A once-in-a-generation opportunity could slip out of its grasp. At a furniture store in Ho Chi Minh City some years ago, I saw colorful satin-upholstered sofas whose sides were drab black polyester. This, I was told, was because the sides would take dirt from motorbike tires and must be easy to clean: A Vietnamese family would park the two-wheeler, its most precious possession, next to the living-room furniture to keep it safe at night. Societies that value and make things that workers themselves use lift living standards and labor productivity. No wonder Vietnam, now a hub for Samsung Electronics Co., is winning investments from Inventec Corp., Apple Inc.’s main assembly partner for AirPods, as well as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., better known as Foxconn.India must also make more shoes, clothes and toys. To create a permanent urban workforce that will both produce and consume those wage goods, it should also build millions of new homes.This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Andy Mukherjee is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering industrial companies and financial services. He previously was a columnist for Reuters Breakingviews. He has also worked for the Straits Times, ET NOW and Bloomberg News.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinionSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

Facebook Stock Has Proved Immune To Controversy. Why This Time Is No Different.

Yahoo Finance, AAPL - 7 hours 2 min ago
Wall Street’s outlook for Facebook revenue has barely budged, even as 1,000 major advertisers pause their spending on the platform

LinkedIn Sued for Spying on Users With Apps for Apple Devices

Yahoo Finance, AAPL - 7 hours 22 min ago
(Bloomberg) -- Microsoft Corp.’s LinkedIn programmed its iPhone and iPad applications to divert sensitive information without users’ knowledge, according to a class-action lawsuit.The apps use Apple’s Universal Clipboard to read and siphon the data, and can draw information from other Apple devices, according to the complaint filed Friday in San Francisco federal court. The privacy violations were exposed by Apple and independent program developers, according to the suit.Developers and testers of Apple’s most recent mobile operating system, iOS 14, found LinkedIn’s application was secretly reading users’ clipboards “a lot,” according to the complaint. “Constantly, even.” Apple’s clipboard often contains sensitive information users cut or copy to paste, including photos, texts, emails or medical records.“LinkedIn has not only been spying on its users, it has been spying on their nearby computers and other devices, and it has been circumventing” Apple’s clipboard timeout, which removes the information after 120 seconds, according to the suit.LinkedIn didn’t immediately respond to an email seeking comment.The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Adam Bauer of New York City, who says he routinely used the LinkedIn App on his iPhone and iPad.The suit seeks to represent a class of users based on alleged violations of federal and California privacy laws and a breach of contract claim.LinkedIn’s information collecting was reported earlier this month by outlets including the Verge and Forbes.The case is Bauer v. LinkedIn Corp., 20-cv-04599, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (San Francisco.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

The Real Story Behind Apple TV+ ‘Greyhound’

The MacObserver - 7 hours 37 min ago
The Week’s Apple News Debris Highlights Greyhound Greyhound

• It feels like there’s a lot of interest in the new movie Greyhound showing now, exclusively, on Apple TV+. Here’s an early review from Macworld. “’Greyhound’ review: A good, but forgettable, film that’s unlikely to build Apple TV+ buzz.” I’ll reserve judgment until I see it myself.

Turning The Tide

Meanwhile, some know that I am a student of WWII Naval aviation and the carrier and submarine battles in the Pacific and Atlantic. For those who are really interested in the WWII battles of the North Atlantic, I highly recommend the well-researched Turning The Tide, by Ed Offley. Basic Books, 2011. Notable in that book, you’ll learn the origins of operations research analysis and how the American convoys were designed to minimize losses against the German U-boats. Much, much more of course.

If you are a student of naval warfare, this book is must reading.

• Apple is very careful about determining which of its retail stores are safe to open. That’s likely because Apple has considerable wealth combined with a strong business model. Apple doesn’t have to make a painful roll of the dice, weighing its survival against employee and public health.

And so, if your local Apple store is open, in some fashion, you can make a considered surmise about the pandemic extent in that neighborhood. See: “Newest Coronavirus Indicator: Apple Stores.

This article links to a CNN Business article that tracks Apple store status on a U.S. map.

• No doubt, the need to work at home nowadays has triggered increases spending on home PCs and Macs. Here’s a good summary of Mac unit sales, a number Apple no longer provides. “Gartner: Mac unit sales grew 5.1% worldwide in second quarter.

Apple’s Mac unit sales grew 5.1% as worldwide PC shipments totaled 64.8 million units in the second quarter of 2020, a 2.8% increase from the second quarter of 2019, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc. After a significant decline in the first quarter of the year due to COVID-19-related supply chain disruptions, the PC market returned to growth as vendors restocked their channels and mobile PC demand increased.

Thunderbolt cable plugged into mac.

• Given Apple’s looming break with Intel, the question has come up about the support of Thunderbolt 4 in Apple Silicon Macs. That’s because Thunderbolt is an Intel technology. Now we know more, thanks to The Verge. “Apple promises to support Thunderbolt on its new ARM Macs.

“Over a decade ago, Apple partnered with Intel to design and develop Thunderbolt, and today our customers enjoy the speed and flexibility it brings to every Mac. We remain committed to the future of Thunderbolt and will support it in Macs with Apple silicon,” commented an Apple spokesperson, in a statement to The Verge.

• Finally, I present this delicious, intriguing, and quite possibly alarming opinion article by Chris Smith at BGR. “By removing the iPhone 12’s charger, Apple is preparing us for the future.

But I think the real reason to remove these accessories from the iPhone [12] retail box has to do with the iPhone of the future. Apple is merely massaging the terrain for an iPhone that will not require a charger of its own or wired headphones.

Instead, the portless iPhone would require a wireless charger, like the Apple AirPower, which is supposedly still in the works. A leaker said recently that the universal charging accessory is coming soon, with Apple seeing it as essential for its portless iPhone plans. The same leaker noted that one of the iPhone 13 models of 2021 will have no ports.

Are you ready for a portless iPhone?

Particle Debris is generally a mix of John Martellaro’s observations and opinions about a standout event or article(s) of the week followed by a discussion of articles that didn’t make the TMO headlines, the technical news debris. The column is published most every Friday except for holiday weeks.

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Schindler's List - Steven Spielberg

Top Movies - 8 hours 52 min ago
One of the most historically significant films of all time, Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List is a powerful story whose lessons of courage and faith continue to inspire generations. Winner of seven Academy Awards® including Best Picture and Best Director, this incredible true story follows the enigmatic Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson), who saved the lives of more than 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust. It is the triumph of one man who made a difference and the drama of those who survived one of the darkest chapters in human history because of what he did. Schindler's List 142725.0 Steven Spielberg $4.99 $3.99 https://is2-ssl.mzstatic.com/image/thumb/Video118/v4/8b/56/74/8b567419-bee7-1f7a-3e6d-1118262fe3b7/pr_source.lsr/39x60bb.png https://is2-ssl.mzstatic.com/image/thumb/Video118/v4/8b/56/74/8b567419-bee7-1f7a-3e6d-1118262fe3b7/pr_source.lsr/39x60bb.png https://is3-ssl.mzstatic.com/image/thumb/Video118/v4/8b/56/74/8b567419-bee7-1f7a-3e6d-1118262fe3b7/pr_source.lsr/113x170bb.png © 1993 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved. 1993-12-15T00:00:00-07:00

Dunkirk (2017) - Christopher Nolan

Top Movies - 8 hours 52 min ago
“Dunkirk” opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in. Dunkirk (2017) 55520.0 Christopher Nolan $6.99 $3.99 https://is4-ssl.mzstatic.com/image/thumb/Video118/v4/88/69/12/886912bb-1970-1ba4-bde8-b5e154cc3a48/contsched.gbhbnroq.lsr/39x60bb.png https://is4-ssl.mzstatic.com/image/thumb/Video118/v4/88/69/12/886912bb-1970-1ba4-bde8-b5e154cc3a48/contsched.gbhbnroq.lsr/39x60bb.png https://is3-ssl.mzstatic.com/image/thumb/Video118/v4/88/69/12/886912bb-1970-1ba4-bde8-b5e154cc3a48/contsched.gbhbnroq.lsr/113x170bb.png © 2017 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved. 2017-07-21T00:00:00-07:00

U.S. slaps French goods with 25% tariff over digital tax, but delays effective date

Yahoo Finance, AAPL - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 23:12
The Trump administration on Friday said it would slap additional duties of 25% on French imports valued at $1.3 billion in response to France's new digital services tax, but would delay implementation of the new tariffs for up to 180 days. The U.S. Trade Representative's office said the move would affect French goods such as cosmetics and handbags.

iOS 14: How to Use Picture in Picture Mode on iPhone

MacRumors - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 22:59
With iOS 13, Apple added a Picture in Picture Mode to the iPad, and with iOS 14, that Picture in Picture functionality is available for the iPhone too, letting users do things like watch videos and take FaceTime calls while doing other things on their device.

This guide covers everything that you need to know about using Picture in Picture on the ‌iPhone‌.

Using Picture in Picture With Apps
Picture in Picture works with apps that play video content, but when it comes to third-party apps, app developers have to implement support for the feature.

Picture in Picture in the Apple TV app. Content is black because Apple does not allow screenshots of movies and TV shows.
In the ‌iOS 14‌ beta, for example, YouTube has not implemented Picture in Picture support, so the YouTube app doesn't work with the feature.

In a compatible app, which includes Apple's apps such as ‌Apple TV‌, you can tap on the Picture in Picture icon available at the top of the app to activate Picture in Picture mode.

Exiting out of Picture in Picture Mode and returning to full screen mode with the app reopened can be done by tapping on the same icon in the upper right corner of the Picture in Picture window. Closing the Picture in Picture window and existing out of the app can be done by tapping on the X in the left corner.

Picture in Picture mode controls for apps that play television and movie content include play/pause and an option to tap to skip 15 seconds forward and 15 seconds back.

Using Picture in Picture on the Web
Picture in Picture with the Safari app works with almost any video and website developers don't need to implement support. On a site with a video, such as YouTube, tap to play the video and then tap the Picture in Picture icon.

There are some video types that don't work, such as the videos that some sites embed in webpages, so there may need to be some tweaks to some websites before those kinds of videos can be used in Picture in Picture mode. It is compatible with videos from sites like YouTube and Vimeo, however, so websites that use these embeds will have content compatible with Picture in Picture.

Note that you can't use Picture in Picture mode on one website and then open another in the Safari app because it causes the Picture in Picture window to close. It works fine with non-Safari apps though.

Using Picture in Picture with ‌FaceTime‌
Picture in Picture works with ‌FaceTime‌ in ‌iOS 14‌, and that's perhaps the most useful way to take advantage of it. In ‌iOS 13‌, if you need to do something on your phone, you have to swipe out of the ‌FaceTime‌ window, which pauses your video for the person you'te speaking with.

In ‌iOS 14‌, if you swipe out of a ‌FaceTime‌ call it automatically minimizes into a Picture in Picture window that continues to be visible even while you access other apps so you and the other person you're talking to can continue your conversation without the ‌iPhone‌ being otherwise unusable.

You can double tap on the ‌FaceTime‌ window to change its size from large to medium or small and then back again, and if you just single tap the Picture in Picture window expands back to the full size of the ‌iPhone‌'s display. You can also move the Picture in Picture window to the optimal spot on the screen.

Customizing Picture in Picture Window Size and Position
You can double tap on any Picture in Picture window or use pinch gestures to change the Picture in Picture window size. There are three sizes to choose from: small, medium, and large.

The small window is about the size of two app icons, the medium is as wide as about three app icons and as tall as one and a half, while the largest window is the size of eight app icons.

All of the windows are shown in a landscape orientation on the ‌iPhone‌'s Home Screen with the exception of ‌FaceTime‌, which is shown in portrait mode.

Picture in Picture windows can be used with almost any app or while on the Home Screen. The small and medium windows can be moved to any corner of the ‌iPhone‌'s display, while the large Picture in Picture window can be placed at the top or the bottom of the screen.

Moving the Picture in Picture Window Off Screen
You can pull a Picture in Picture window of any size over to the side of the ‌iPhone‌ with drag and drop gestures, moving it off of the screen.

With the Picture in Picture window off screen, you will continue to hear the audio from the video or ‌FaceTime‌ call, but it won't be visible on the ‌iPhone‌'s display.

Guide Feedback
Have questions about the Picture in Picture mode on the ‌iPhone‌, know of a feature we left out, or want to offer feedback on this guide? Send us an email here.Related Roundups: iOS 14, iPadOS 14
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Sonic The Hedgehog - Jeff Fowler

Top Movies - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 22:01
The world needed a hero, we got a hedgehog. Powered with incredible speed, Sonic The Hedgehog (voiced by Ben Schwartz), aka The Blue Blur, embraces his new home on Earth. That is, until he accidentally knocks out the power grid and sparks the attention of super-uncool evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey). Now it’s super-villain vs. super-sonic in an all-out race across the globe to stop Robotnik from using Sonic’s unique power for world domination. Sonic teams up with The Donut Lord, aka Sheriff Tom Wachowski (James Marsden), to save the planet in this live-action adventure comedy that’s fun for the whole family. Sonic The Hedgehog 145120.0 Jeff Fowler $19.99 $5.99 https://is5-ssl.mzstatic.com/image/thumb/Video113/v4/d4/ef/68/d4ef6856-f2a3-d47e-404e-941e41420f44/pr_source.lsr/39x60bb.png https://is5-ssl.mzstatic.com/image/thumb/Video113/v4/d4/ef/68/d4ef6856-f2a3-d47e-404e-941e41420f44/pr_source.lsr/39x60bb.png https://is1-ssl.mzstatic.com/image/thumb/Video113/v4/d4/ef/68/d4ef6856-f2a3-d47e-404e-941e41420f44/pr_source.lsr/113x170bb.png ©2020 Paramount Pictures and Sega of America, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 2020-02-14T00:00:00-07:00

FaceApp - AI Face Editor - FaceApp Inc

Top 10 Free Apps - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 22:00
Get magazine cover quality for any selfie with just a few taps! Powered by FaceApp AI, the most advanced neural portrait editing technology. Improve your selfie or just have fun with gender swap, hair styling and other free amazing transformations. IMPROVE - Hollywood-ready selfies with the Impression filters - Change hair color and style - Apply perfect evening or day makeup - Find your perfect beard/mustache style - Add a beautiful smile - Replace background with a single tap - Apply color filters, lens blur, and numerous other tools HAVE FUN - Swap genders - Let AI find your best hairstyle and color - Change your age - Add amazing tattoos - Let AI find the best style for you - Check out the Hitman, the Heisenberg filters and many other mind-blowing transformations FaceApp PRO You can subscribe to get access to useful style filters, filters updates and all the features and content offered for purchase within FaceApp. Subscriptions are auto renewable and are billed monthly or annually at the rate selected depending on the subscription plan. There is also a life-time license to FaceApp which is a one-time payment plan (this is not a subscription). The cost of the monthly subscription is just $4.99 The cost of the annual subscription is just $29.99 The cost of the life-time license is just $49.99 Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. Subscriptions can be managed and auto-renewal can be turned off in Account Settings in iTunes after the purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable. - Terms of use: https://www.faceapp.com/terms - Privacy policy: https://www.faceapp.com/privacy - Online Tracking Opt-Out Guide: https://www.faceapp.com/online-tracking-opt-out-guide.html You are welcome to contact us at support.ios@faceapp.com FaceApp - AI Face Editor FaceApp Inc Get https://is4-ssl.mzstatic.com/image/thumb/Purple124/v4/91/75/14/9175140a-b43a-1687-9a77-777197e62cc2/AppIcon-0-0-1x_U007emarketing-0-0-0-7-0-0-sRGB-0-0-0-GLES2_U002c0-512MB-85-220-0-0.png/53x53bb.png https://is5-ssl.mzstatic.com/image/thumb/Purple124/v4/91/75/14/9175140a-b43a-1687-9a77-777197e62cc2/AppIcon-0-0-1x_U007emarketing-0-0-0-7-0-0-sRGB-0-0-0-GLES2_U002c0-512MB-85-220-0-0.png/75x75bb.png https://is3-ssl.mzstatic.com/image/thumb/Purple124/v4/91/75/14/9175140a-b43a-1687-9a77-777197e62cc2/AppIcon-0-0-1x_U007emarketing-0-0-0-7-0-0-sRGB-0-0-0-GLES2_U002c0-512MB-85-220-0-0.png/100x100bb.png © 2016 FaceApp Inc 2017-01-24T06:13:07-07:00

The PortCozy Protects Your MacBook Pro's Ports From Dust and Debris

MacRumors - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 21:56
Cozy Industries, known for making a range of accessories for Apple devices, recently came out with its newest product, the PortCozy.

The PortCozy is a simple silicone plug that's meant to plug into the USB-C ports on Apple's MacBook Pro models to keep out dirt, dust, debris, and moisture while traveling or when the MacBook is not in use.

Compatible with the 2016 and later 13, 15, and 16-inch ‌MacBook Pro‌ models, Cozy Industries sells the PortCozy in a set of two alongside a port cleaning brush for $6.99. A pack includes a PortCozy set in smoke and a set in clear, and it can be purchased from the Cozy website.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook's 2019 Compensation Totaled Over $133 Million

MacRumors - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 21:01
Apple CEO Tim Cook was the second highest paid CEO in the United States in 2019, according to Bloomberg's list of the highest paid CEOs and executives in 2019. Cook received compensation totaling $133,727,869 by Bloomberg's count.

Almost all of Cook's compensation was provided in the form of stock awards and related performance bonuses. As reported by the SEC earlier this year, Cook received a $3 million base salary with $7.7 million in incentives, with the rest coming from stock awards that vested during the year.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk was the number one highest paid CEO in the United States during the year, receiving close to $600 million. Charger Communications CEO Tom Rutledge, former acting CEO of CBS Joseph Ianniello, Chewy CEO Sumit Singh, and Blackstone Group COO Jonathan Gray all earned over $100 million.

As for other tech company executives, Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai earned $86 million, Intel CEO Robert Swan earned $99 million, and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella earned $77 million.

Cook regularly contributes to charity organizations and in the past said that he plans to give away the vast majority of his wealth.Tag: Tim Cook
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Apple AR Lens Development Reaches Key Stage

The MacObserver - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 20:37

Apple’s Augmented Reality attempts are reportedly at a crucial milestone (via The Information). Prototypes of the semitransparent lenses are moving beyond prototype into trial production.

Engineering Validation Test Being Conducted on AR Lenses

The stage known as engineering validation test (EVT), is said to have started in May. It involves thousands of units being produced. The design has also been confirmed. Despite this important step, it is understood that the product is still one or two years away from being ready for mass production. The work on the lenses is taking played at a Foxconn factory in Chengdu, China – the site where most iPad production takes place.

[Sir Jony Ive Changed Apple’s Approach to AR and VR]

Ming-Chi Kuo Predicts First Apple Silicon Macs

The MacObserver - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 20:18

The first wave of Apple Silicon Macs are set to include a 13-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. Those will be released this year, With 14.1-inch and 16-inch, MacBook Pro Models coming in 2021. That’s according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, in a note reported on by MacRumors.

In a research note with TF International Securities today, seen by MacRumors, Kuo said he expects the ‌Apple Silicon‌ 13.3-inch ‌MacBook Pro‌ to go into mass production in the fourth quarter of this year, but he also now predicts we will see an Arm-based MacBook Air either in the same quarter or in the first quarter of next year. Kuo still believes that Apple intends to launch a mini-LED 16-inch ‌‌MacBook Pro‌‌ and a 14.1-inch ‌MacBook Pro‌, also with a mini-LED display, but these will likely arrive in the second or third quarter of 2021, and intriguingly, both will have an “all-new form factor design.” Previous rumors suggested an updated 16-inch ‌MacBook Pro‌ could arrive this year in October or November.

Apple Warns Against Closing MacBooks With a Cover Over the Camera

MacRumors - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 20:12
Apple this month published a support document that warns customers against closing their Mac notebooks with a cover over the camera as it can lead to display damage.

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Apple says that the clearance between the display and the keyboard is designed to very tight tolerances, which can be problematic. Covering the camera can also cause issues with automatic brightness and True Tone.If you close your Mac notebook with a camera cover installed, you might damage your display because the clearance between the display and keyboard is designed to very tight tolerances. Covering the built-in camera might also interfere with the ambient light sensor and prevent features like automatic brightness and True Tone from working. As an alternative to a camera cover, use the camera indicator light to determine if your camera is active, and decide which apps can use your camera in System Preferences.The warnings from Apple likely stem from complaints from MacBook Pro owners who have seen their displays crack after covering the camera, and there are multiple reports and warnings on sites that include MacRumors and Reddit. The issue appears to be especially bad with the new 16-inch ‌MacBook Pro‌ models that have thinner bezels.

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MacRumors forum member Dashwin, for example, put a webcam cover on his 16-inch ‌MacBook Pro‌ in April and the result was a crack in the display under where the camera is located.The latest MBP 16 inch with the thin tiny bezels and display comes at a cost of breakage with the tiniest of forces with a webcam cover in place. The internal display no longer works and I've had to connect it to an external display. I've had one of the exact same webcam covers on my 2011 MBP with no issues whatsoever for many years.Damage from applying a webcam cover to the camera is considered accidental and can be repaired under AppleCare+, but it's quite possible it's an issue that Apple won't fix for customers that don't have ‌AppleCare‌+, and it's an expensive fix.

Apple says that customers concerned about illicit camera access should watch for the green light that comes on when the camera is activated. The camera is engineered so that it can't be accessed without the indicator light turning on.

MacBook owners can also control which apps have access to the built-in camera as users must grant permission for camera use on any operating system after macOS Mojave. For those who do need to cover the camera, Apple recommends a camera cover that's not thicker than the average piece of printer paper (0.1mm) and that does not leave adhesive residue.Related Roundup: MacBook ProBuyer's Guide: 13" MacBook Pro (Buy Now), 16" MacBook Pro (Caution)
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'Hamilton' debut accounted for 87% of time spent on Disney+: 7Park Data

Yahoo Finance, AAPL - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 20:12
Yahoo Finance's Alexandra Canal joins Zack Guzman to discuss the surge in streaming and at-home entertainment amid the coronavirus.

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Luna Display Adapter That Turns an iPad or Mac Into a Second Screen

MacRumors - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 20:01
For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Astropad to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Luna Display adapter that can turn an extra Mac or an iPad into a secondary display to be used with a main Mac.

The inch-long Luna Display adapter plugs into a Mac using a USB-C port (on newer Macs) or a Mini DisplayPort (on older Macs) and then when paired with the Luna Display software, your primary Mac can be connected to an ‌iPad‌ or another Mac over Wifi, providing new ways to utilize old hardware or to add extra displays without having to invest in new products.

When connected, the Luna Display is able to extend the primary Mac's display to the secondary Mac or the ‌iPad‌ to allow the extra device to be used as a second screen, a feature that can be extra useful these days as people continue to figure out their work from home setups with makeshift offices.

Available for $70, the Luna Display sets itself apart from Apple's Sidecar functionality with the Mac-to-Mac support, which ‌Sidecar‌ can't do. The Mac-to-Mac feature was introduced after ‌Sidecar‌ and it makes the Luna Display adapter more powerful than Apple's solution. Luna Display is also able to work with older iPads that aren't supported by ‌Sidecar‌.

When used in Mac-to-Mac mode, the primary Mac needs to be running macOS El Capitan or later, while the secondary Mac can be running macOS Mountain Lion or later, so you can use the Luna Display with some machines that are quite a bit older. For the best performance, the main Mac should be a 2012 MacBook Air or later, a 2012 MacBook Pro or later, a 2012 Mac mini or later, a 2012 iMac or later, or a 2013 Mac Pro or later.

Luna Display offers full keyboard, trackpad, and mouse support on both Macs when used in Mac-to-Mac mode, and more information on using Luna Display with dual Macs can be found on the Luna Display website.

As for iPads, the Luna Display is compatible with almost all modern iPads, including the the ‌iPad‌ 2 or later, all ‌iPad‌ mini models, all iPad Pro models, and all ‌iPad‌ Air models, with iOS 9.1 or later as the only requirement. Performance is faster on newer iPads, but older models work well too.

Right now, Astropad's Luna Display is compatible only with Macs, but later this year, the company is planning to debut Windows support for the first time in an effort to reach more customers and further diversify its product lineup after the launch of Apple's ‌Sidecar‌. Check out Astropad's recent blog post for more info on the Windows-based products that are coming.

We have five Luna Display adapters to give away to MacRumors readers. To enter to win our ‌giveaway‌, use the Gleam.io widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winners and send the prizes. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, following us on Instagram, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years or older and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory are eligible to enter. To offer feedback or get more information on the ‌giveaway‌ restrictions, please refer to our Site Feedback section, as that is where discussion of the rules will be redirected.

Luna Display GiveawayThe contest will run from today (July 10) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on July 17. The winners will be chosen randomly on July 17 and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen.Tags: giveaway, Astropad, Luna Display
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