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Apple TV+, With Shows From Spielberg, Oprah and J.J. Abrams, is Coming This Fall

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Alongside its new news and payment services, Apple today also unveiled Apple TV+, a place for its new slate of original shows. The new service, billed as a place for the "highest-quality storytelling," will be available in over 100 countries and released starting this fall through the Apple TV app. From a report: It will be ad-free, on-demand and available both streaming online and downloadable. Pricing will be announced this fall. Apple TV Plus is the company's way of jumping into the streaming video game, where Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu and others have already established themselves and brought in millions of cord-cutter customers fleeing cable subscriptions. The new service also works as a way for Apple to grow its thriving services business, helping it continue to grow despite lagging iPhone sales. The company in 2017 hired Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg from Sony Pictures Television to oversee "all aspects of video programming." The two were responsible for shows such as Breaking Bad, The Crown and Rescue Me. And in the past year, Apple has continually announced original content it's producing -- including a multiyear partnership deal with Oprah and deals with Reese Witherspoon, J.J. Abrams and dozens of others. The company has reportedly gone well past its original $1 billion budget to bring in this list of movie and television A-listers, who are slated to create about 30 shows and a handful of movies.

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The Adult Brain Does Grow New Neurons After All, Study Says

Slashdot - 1 hour 26 min ago
A new study points toward lifelong neuron formation in the human brain's hippocampus, with implications for memory and disease. From a report: For decades, scientists have debated whether the birth of new neurons -- called neurogenesis -- was possible in an area of the brain that is responsible for learning, memory and mood regulation. A growing body of research suggested they could, but then a Nature paper last year raised doubts. Now, a new study published today in another of the Nature family of journals -- Nature Medicine -- tips the balance back toward "yes." In light of the new study, "I would say that there is an overwhelming case for the neurogenesis throughout life in humans," Jonas Frisen, a professor at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, said in an e-mail. Frisen, who was not involved in the new research, wrote a News and Views about the study in the current issue of Nature Medicine.

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Apple rebrands 2015 Apple TV as ‘Apple TV HD’ as it introduces Apple TV+ streaming service

9to5Mac - 1 hour 39 min ago

Following the event today, Apple has not released any new hardware but it has rebranded the 2015 fourth-generation Apple TV as the Apple TV HD. The set-top box, formerly known as simply ‘Apple TV’, now has a better name that it distinguishes it from the newer Apple TV 4K.

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Apple releases iOS 12.2 with new Animoji, support for new Apple News+ service and more

iDownloadBlog - 1 hour 41 min ago

Following its big media event on Monday, Apple has released the iOS 12.2 update with several new features and improvements. The software has been in beta testing for a number of weeks, and now it's available to the public for compatible iPhones and iPads.
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Pwn20wnd drops unc0ver v3.0.0 beta 47 with new mach_swap2 exploit & other improvements

iDownloadBlog - 1 hour 52 min ago

Hacker and unc0ver lead developer Pwn20wnd has released unc0ver v3.0.0 beta 47 on Monday with a new exploit with 90% success rate for A7-A12(X) devices.
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Apple Unveils $9.99 News Subscription Service Dubbed Apple News+

Slashdot - 2 hours 5 min ago
Apple today unveiled a news subscription service called Apple News+ at its services event in Cupertino, Calif. The $9.99 service gives paying subscribers access to over 300 magazines as well as select newspapers and premium digital news services. From a report: "We believe in the power of journalism and the impact it will have on your lives," said Apple CEO Tim Cook. Some of the magazines part of the service are including GQ, Esquire, Popular Science, The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, New York Magazine and Vogue, as well as Variety and the Rolling Stone. Newspapers included in the package are the Los Angeles Times and the Wall Street Journal. Digital publications include theSkimm, TechCrunch and The Highlight by Vox. For now, it is available just in the U.S., and come to three more markets -- Canada, Australia, and the U.K., later this year.

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Apple TV+ is Apple’s new original video subscription service

iDownloadBlog - 2 hours 6 min ago

Continuing with its slew of announcements on Monday, Apple has revealed its new original video subscription service: Apple TV+. The company says the service will feature "a brand new slate of programming from the world's most celebrated creative artists," ad-free and on demand.
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Apple announces new Apple TV channels à la carte option along with redesigned TV app

iDownloadBlog - 2 hours 10 min ago

In addition to its new Apple TV+ service, Apple also shared some other big announcements today regarding its TV strategy: a new à la carte  offering it’s calling “channels” and a redesigned TV app that will support over 150 streaming...
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Apple shows off first snippets from its TV+ original content TV shows

9to5Mac - 2 hours 16 min ago

Apple has lifted the curtain on its original content television show plans and showed the first snippets today of its own-produced TV shows. The company previewed what it has in a store in a fast-cut montage trailer. The Apple TV+ service will debut in the fall — pricing is yet to be announced.

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Apple Debuts Apple Card To Transform the Credit Card Experience

Slashdot - 2 hours 44 min ago
An anonymous reader shares a report: iPhone users are already using Apple's Wallet app, Apple Pay, and Apple Pay Cash -- wouldn't they like an Apple credit card, too? The Cupertino company and bank partner Goldman Sachs believe the answer is "yes," so they've teamed up for Apple Card. In addition to offering major rewards for users, the new payment solution promises to improve the credit card experience by offering a healthier approach to spending. The Wallet app will include a more transparent list of transactions, organized in an easy to read format, plus a more flexible way of making payments on outstanding balances. Apple Card is designed to complement existing Apple-branded payment options, as well as displacing other credit cards that might be in a user's wallet. Though the end goal is to increase Apple's share of the dollars spent by its users, the pinch this time will be felt by rival payment providers, and come with incentives for new card users. Every time you spend with Apple Card, you get 2 percent cash back -- a feature the company calls Daily Cash. Purchases directly from Apple come with 3 percent cash back.

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Apple TV app coming to Mac, Fire TV and Roku, smart TVs this year

9to5Mac - 2 hours 47 min ago

At its Services focused “It’s show time” event at Steve Jobs Theater today, Apple shared that it is expanding its TV app bringing it to the Mac and even further with deals with Roku, and Amazon.

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Apple announces Apple TV+ service for its original TV shows and movies

9to5Mac - 2 hours 49 min ago

After months of speculation and TV show deals, Apple today has officially announced its foray into original content. The service will be called Apple TV +.

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Apple Card offers a path to financial heath with no fees, low interest rates, two percent cashback rewards & more

iDownloadBlog - 2 hours 50 min ago

The new Apple-branded credit card is built on simplicity, transparency and privacy, designed to help cash-strapped customers lead a healthier financial life.
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Apple announces ‘all-new’ TV app with ‘Apple TV Channels’ and more

9to5Mac - 3 hours 12 sec ago

Apple today has officially shown off its upgraded TV application. The TV app now integrates with third-party subscriptions, allowing users to sign up for services directly through Apple. Peter Stern, Apple’s VP of Services, showed off the app on-stage.

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Apple Arcade is a new subscription service with access to 100+ new and exclusive games

iDownloadBlog - 3 hours 4 min ago

Apple on Monday announced Apple Arcade, a new gaming service that would revolutionize mobile gaming on Apple's platforms.
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Apple announces ‘Apple Arcade’ game subscription service through App Store

9to5Mac - 3 hours 12 min ago

Apple today has revealed a new game subscription service it is calling “Apple Arcade.” This will allow iOS, macOS, and tvOS users to pay a flat monthly fee and access a bundle of otherwise paid apps through the App Store.

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Apple unveils Apple Card in partnership with Goldman Sachs

9to5Mac - 3 hours 21 min ago

On stage during its “It’s Show Time” event, Apple announced a partnership with Goldman Sachs to introduce its own credit card, integrated with the Wallet app. We first heard about this project on a report from WSJ in late February, we also found evidence in code from an iOS 12.2 beta.

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Telegram Adds 'Delete Everywhere' Nuclear Option -- Killing Chat History

Slashdot - 3 hours 25 min ago
Instant messaging service Telegram has added a feature that lets a user delete messages in one-to-one and/or group private chats, after the fact, and not only from their own inbox. From a report: The new 'nuclear option' delete feature allows a user to selectively delete their own messages and/or messages sent by any/all others in the chat. They don't even have to have composed the original message or begun the thread to do so. They can just decide it's time. Let that sink in. All it now takes is a few taps to wipe all trace of a historical communication -- from both your own inbox and the inbox(es) of whoever else you were chatting with (assuming they're running the latest version of Telegram's app).

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Apple announces iOS 12.2 and macOS 10.14.4 coming today

9to5Mac - 3 hours 30 min ago

During its “It’s Show Time” event at the Steve Jobs Theater today, Apple announced that the latest versions of its operating systems will be released later today. The updates will include support for the new services announced during the event, including News+, with the magazines and exclusive content offerings. Other new features on iOS 12.2 […]

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Apple announces Apple News+ for $9.99/mo, adds 300 magazines and select newspapers to the News app

9to5Mac - 3 hours 33 min ago

Apple has just unveiled its new premium News service featuring premium newspaper and magazines for $9.99 a month. The service is branded as News+ and is available today with the release of the new iOS and macOS software updates. $9.99 includes family sharing, so you can share with up to six Family members at no extra cost.

The service is integrated directly into the News app and features magazines from National Geographic, Popular Science, New Yorker, Vogue, Rolling Stone and more.

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