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How to Subscribe to Calendars on iPhone and iPad

MacRumors - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 10:43
Calendar subscriptions offer a convenient way for you to stay up to date with everything from national holidays to the match fixtures for your favorite sports team. In this article, we'll show you how to subscribe to a public calendar on your iPhone or iPad – all you need in advance is the web address of the calendar (ics) file.


Note that if you want a calendar subscription to sync across all devices signed into your iCloud account, you'll need to subscribe to it on your Mac. To do so, open the Calendar app in macOS and select File -> New Calendar Subscription, enter the URL of the calendar to subscribe to, and then select iCloud in the Location menu.

How to Subscribe to a Calendar in iOS 11

  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.

  2. Tap Accounts & Passwords.

  3. Under the Accounts section, tap Add Account.

  4. Tap Other.

  5. Under Calendars, tap Add Subscribed Calendar.

  6. Type in your calendar link in the Server field; to paste in a copied link, tap and hold the field and select Paste.

  7. Tap Next.

  8. Use the Description field to give the calendar an easily recognizable name.

  9. Enter a server username and password if required (most users will be able to skip this step).

  10. Tap Save.

How to Remove a Calendar Subscription in iOS 11

  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.

  2. Tap Accounts & Passwords.

  3. Tap Subscribed Calendars.

  4. Tap the calendar subscription you want to remove.

  5. Tap Delete Account.


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Why Can’t Europe Do Tech?

Yahoo Finance, AAPL - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 06:01
Jeez, Europe, what more do you need? The heyday of Nokia Corp. and Ericsson AB is a distant memory, and Europe doesn’t have anything remotely comparable to Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, Microsoft, or Facebook, or Alibaba or Tencent, companies with market values ranging from $400 billion to $1 trillion and counting. China’s national champions are struggling to expand in markets for which they haven’t adequately tailored their services.

Apple accused of pressuring game rivals in Japan - Nikkei

Yahoo Finance, AAPL - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 05:21
Japanese regulators are investigating Apple Inc over allegations it unfairly pressured Yahoo Japan Corp to slow the expansion of its online games platform, which competes with Apple's App Store, Japanese media reported on Thursday. The Fair Trade Commission (FTC) is looking at whether Apple interfered in Yahoo Japan's operations by pressuring it to cut back on developing its Game Plus web-based service which enables users to stream games without downloading apps, the Nikkei newspaper reported. Apple did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Here's How You Can Still Make Money From Apple’s Supply Chain

Yahoo Finance, AAPL - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 04:48
This company is still getting a solid boost from Apple's devices.

Apple accused of pressuring game rivals in Japan - Nikkei

Yahoo Finance, AAPL - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 04:35
Japanese regulators are investigating Apple Inc over allegations it unfairly pressured Yahoo Japan Corp to slow the expansion of its online games platform, which competes with Apple's App Store, Japanese media reported on Thursday. The Fair Trade Commission (FTC) is looking at whether Apple interfered in Yahoo Japan's operations by pressuring it to cut back on developing its Game Plus web-based service which enables users to stream games without downloading apps, the Nikkei newspaper reported. Apple did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Apple Pay Looks Hugely Successful

Yahoo Finance, AAPL - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 03:10
Expanding markets and increased consumer acceptance drive the service's growth.

Apple Expands Transit Directions in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Michigan

MacRumors - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 02:59
Apple recently updated its Maps app to expand the availability of transit directions to several new states.

Transit data is now available in areas of Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and Michigan. Apple previously offered transit directions in Detroit, Michigan, but availability has expanded across the state.


Transit directions are new in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. Full transit lines are not yet being displayed in the Maps app, but the transit directions are active.

Apple has been rolling out transit directions to major cities across the United States and around the world, but in recent weeks has concentrated on expanding it further in various states.

Transit directions were first added to Apple Maps in 2015 with the launch of iOS 9 and were initially limited to a few cities, but Apple has been introducing the feature in new markets at a steady pace.

Transit information is now live in dozens of cities and countries around the world, with a full list available on Apple's iOS Feature Availability website.

(Thanks, Ram!)

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iOS 12 Public Beta 6 for iPhone, iPad Available

The MacObserver - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 02:05

Apple’s developer beta releases on Monday were followed up Wednesday with iOS 12 public beta 6 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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NetApp Earnings, Revenue Beat in Q1

Yahoo Finance, AAPL - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 01:18
Investing.com - NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) reported first quarter earnings that beat analyst's expectations on Wednesday and reported revenue that topped forecasts.

Jim Cramer: There is Too Much Life Support to Declare the Bull Market Dead

Yahoo Finance, AAPL - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 01:01
Heard it again yesterday. I couldn't believe it. A conversation among reasonable people about how the bull is on its last legs. A few minutes later, I hear that Warren Buffett has bought more Apple , and, astoundingly, has actually purchased 2.

Kids Can Drown While Parents Immersed in Smartphone

The MacObserver - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 00:16

The article’s opening paragraph puts it bluntly. “The world’s largest lifeguard organization claims there’s a direct link between child drownings and the smartphones parents hold in their hands.” Parents know that kids under 4 must be watched like a hawk, especially around water. Or do they?

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Tech is getting wrecked, but these are the three tech sto...

Yahoo Finance, AAPL - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 23:55
Todd Gordon, TradingAnalysis.com founder, discusses his outlook on three tech stocks.

Verizon Planning to Bring 5G Into (Some) Homes With Apple TV 4K

The MacObserver - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 23:51

Verizon has announced plans for a residential 5G service to be tested in four cities that includes an option for an Apple TV 4K. You’ll need a Verizon 5G modem and plan.

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Apple’s growth story has returned with a vengeance

Mac Daily News - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 23:40
Apple is on a roll....

Apple Facing Investigation in Japan Over Accusations of Anti-Competitive Behavior

MacRumors - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 23:37
Japan's Fair Trade Commission is investigating allegations that Apple pressured Yahoo Japan into pulling back from its Game Plus platform in the country, reports Nikkei.

Yahoo last fall submitted complaints about its Game Plus platform, a web-based service first launched in July 2017. Game Plus is designed to let users play games without needing to download a full app.


52 companies were participating in Games Plus at launch, according to Nikkei, including major game makers like Square Enix, and Yahoo initially planned to expand the platform into other areas, like business software.

Yahoo cut its Game Plus budget last year and pulled back on promotions for the service. According to Yahoo, it did so because of "pressure behind the scenes from Apple." Such a platform competes with the App Store, where Yahoo also offers apps for sale.

Japan's Fair Trade Commission is said to be gathering information on the situation, which it says "may constitute interference in Yahoo's business prohibited by the Anti-Monopoly Act."

Nikkei says it's unclear how the investigation will proceed, as Japanese investment company SoftBank, a major Yahoo shareholder has stepped in to mediate. Companies also often hesitate to work with authorities, according to an attorney that spoke to Nikkei, which can make it difficult to prove wrongdoing.

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Top Stocks Warren Buffett Is Buying Now

Yahoo Finance, AAPL - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 23:11
Berkshire Hathaway's latest stock picks may surprise you.

Apple hits new all-time closing high

Mac Daily News - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 22:41
Today in Nasdaq trading, shares of Apple Inc. (AAPL) rose to hit a new all-time…

See inside Apple's $2 billion data center in Mesa

Yahoo Finance, AAPL - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 22:31
Apple Inc. employees for the first time on Wednesday opened the doors of its $2 billion Arizona Data & Global Command Center in Mesa. The center, in a non-descript building on Signal Butte Road, monitors operations at Apple's five U.S. data centers and international centers, making it unlike any other, said Kristina Raspe, Apple's vice president of global real estate and facilities. With construction complete, the 1.3 million-square-feet repurposed building is the hub of Apple's operations, Raspe said.

Tweetbot Removes Timeline Streaming, Activity and Stats Tab, and Push Notifications for Some Features Ahead of Twitter Changes

MacRumors - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 21:48
Ahead of upcoming Twitter changes set to be implemented tomorrow, Tapbots has released an updated version of its Tweetbot app for iOS devices, which removes several features.

Timeline streaming over WiFi has been disabled, and within the iOS app, timelines will refresh every one to two minutes instead. We've been using them Tweetbot for iOS app in a beta capacity with these changes implemented, and while it's not a huge change, the delay is noticeable.


Push notifications for Mentions and Direct Messages are also delayed by a few minutes, and push notifications for likes, retweets, follows, and quotes have been disabled. Tapbots says it is, however, investigating re-adding some of these push notifications in the future.

The Activity and Stats tabs have been removed from the app, and because the Apple Watch app was heavily dependent on Activity data, it too has been eliminated.

Tapbots says that it is sorry that the changes have to be implemented, but it Twitter has decided to eliminate certain features provided to third-party apps without providing alternatives.On August 16th Twitter will disable parts of their public interface that we use in Tweetbot. Because Twitter has chosen not to provide alternatives to these interfaces we have been forced to disable or degrade certain features. We're sorry about this, but unfortunately this is totally out of our control.Other third-party Twitter clients, such as Twitterrific, have also had to remove the same features that have been disabled in Tweetbot because of Twitter's new limitations on third-party apps.

Twitter is requiring Twitter clients to pay for Premium or Enterprise accounts to access certain features, and timeline streaming has been deprecated entirely.

Tapbots has not yet updated Tweetbot for Mac, but changes should be coming to the Mac app soon as well.

Tweetbot for iOS can be downloaded from the App Store for $4.99. [Direct Link]

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George Soros’ fund loads up on Apple shares

Mac Daily News - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 21:28
Soros Fund Management added Facebook, Apple, and Twitter, but trimmed stakes in Alphabet and Amazon...

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