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Apple says iOS 17.4 won’t remove Home Screen web apps in the EU after all

Last month, Apple confirmed that iOS 17.4 would remove support for Home Screen web apps in the European Union. At the time, Apple said this decision was due to requirements under the Digital Markets Act related to support for alternative browser engines on iPhone.

Apple is now walking back that decision and says it will “continue to offer the existing Home Screen web apps capability in the EU.”

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Before CarPlay, Apple previewed ‘iOS in the Car’ with a very different design

Pre CarPlay iOS in the Car

CarPlay has graduated from a niche upgrade option to a mainstream standard feature in new cars, replacing clunky radio user interfaces with a design very familiar for iPhone users. But before Apple set CarPlay loose in the wild, the world was shown a very different design for Apple’s infotainment feature under a different name.

Sunday marks 10 years since Apple publicly rebranded “iOS in the Car” as CarPlay. Here’s a look back:

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Ridley Scott’s ‘Napoleon’ movie is now streaming on Apple TV+

Napoleon Apple TV

You can now watch Napoleon on Apple TV+ today. Following an exclusive theatrical run and VOD window, the Ridley Scott epic is now streaming free with an Apple TV+ subscription.

In the film, Joaquin Phoenix stars as Napoleon Bonaparte and Vanessa Kirby plays his wife Josephine. The film charts Napoleon’s relationship and military career, from his big victories to his ultimate demise.

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Apple on EU iOS changes: Has done its best but DMA makes users less safe

App Store security

Apple is set to release iOS 17.4 to the public next week with a major update for EU users that allows third-party app stores and more. Now ahead of the Digital Markets Act going into effect, Apple has shared the most up-to-date and comprehensive resource about all the changes and its approach and “efforts to protect user security and privacy in the European Union.”

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Apple TV+ adds a limited time library of 50 movies to stream for free

Apple TV+ has launched a limited time collection of movies to stream for free as part of your Apple TV+ subscription. The company has done this occasionally in the past to coincide with the themed release of new originals, but this is by far the biggest drop. Unfortunately, it is only available to subscribers in the US.

The collection includes big name titles like The Wolf of Wall Street, Saving Private Ryan, Mad Max: Fury Road and more.

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Here’s how Apple ships a replacement Vision Pro unit to AppleCare+ customers

Here's how Apple ships a replacement Vision Pro unit to AppleCare+ customers

Apple Vision Pro arrived in stores and in the hands of customers almost a month ago, and we’ve already seen that Apple’s mixed reality headset is quite fragile and can easily break if you’re not careful enough. And yes, paying for a repair isn’t cheap, even with AppleCare+. But how does Apple replace a broken Vision Pro? This video shows exactly how.

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9to5Mac Daily: February 29, 2024 – Tim Cook teases AI projects, more

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

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Apple Car canceled, iOS 18 design changes, AirPods with cameras

Benjamin and Chance react to the shock news of the cancellation of the long-gestating Apple Car project, and Mark Gurman details some of the future wearables Apple is pondering including smart glasses, rings, and AirPods earbuds with integrated cameras. We are also anticipating some design changes in iOS 18, but recognize Apple has likely learned the painful lessons of the iOS 6 -> iOS 7 transition. 

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