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Apple Watch Series 7 now $60 off in Tuesday’s best deals, plus 10.2-inch iPad and more

All of Tuesday’s best deals are headlined by $60 Apple Watch Series 7 discounts. Plus Apple’s latest 10.2-inch iPad at $30 off and this Twelve South ActionSleeve 2 Watch band. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

Pixelmator Photo for iOS was launched by the end of last year. Now, a new update brings improvements to how the app behaves with limited Photos library access.

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Verizon and AT&T will begin activating 5G C-Band spectrum on January 19 after weeks-long delays to accommodate the U.S. Department of Transportation. Despite these delays, eleven airline CEOs have penned a critical letter to the DOT and chief executives at both companies to describe an “economic calamity” that will occur on Wednesday.

Update: AT&T responds. Statement below..

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Apple is ramping up its efforts to oppose legislation targeting big tech companies in the United States. As reported by Punchbowl News, Apple CEO Tim Cook has personally been calling and meeting with senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee to voice opposition to the American Innovation and Choice Online Act.

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Apple TV+ Guide: Every Apple TV show and movie available now

Apple TV+ offers exclusive Apple original TV shows and movies in 4K HDR quality. You can watch across all of your screens and pick up where you left off on any device. Apple TV+ costs $4.99 per month. Here’s every Apple original television show and movie available now on Apple TV+, as well as the latest trailers …

Use of the Chinese Olympics app, MY2022, is mandatory for everyone attending this year’s Olympic Games in Beijing, whether as an athlete or simply watching from the stadium.

The app collects sensitive personal data – like passport details, medical data, and travel history – and analysis by security researchers reveals that the code has two security holes that could expose this information …

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It’s being reported today that Israel police are using NSO’s Pegasus spyware on the country’s own citizens, including opponents of former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. NSO had previously claimed that Pegasus would not be used within Israel.

The phone hacks are said to have been carried out without warrants and without any judicial oversight.

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The Eurasian Economic Commission database has been a common source of Apple leaks in recent years, with the company legally required to report upcoming products that use encryption technology to the institution.

As spotted by Consomac, the database is now revealing new model numbers for new iPhone and iPad models, which most likely represent the upcoming iPhone SE and iPad Air revisions, rumored to be launching in the coming months.

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For the second time in seven months, former iPhone workers are being offered large sign-on bonuses as Foxconn strives to keep pace with demand for the iPhone 13.

The company offered similar increases to recruitment bonuses in June of last year …

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A proposed new US antitrust law first proposed back in August of last year has progressed to committee stage – the next step toward becoming law. If it were passed, it would result in huge changes to the App Store.

It follows Apple being forced to allow app developers to choose third-party payment platforms in South Korea and the Netherlands – but the US bill would have a far greater impact …

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WhatsApp for iOS plans to animate more heart emojis [U]

Update: With beta version 22.2.72 of WhatsApp for iOS, the app is now letting some public beta testers send animated heart emojis in a chat.

WhatsApp for iOS has more features up its sleeve as it’s developing new animated heart emojis for users to take advantage of when talking in a chat.

The holiday quarter usually sees the iPhone named the most popular smartphone lineup as its latest flagships drive sales, and that was again the case last year.

Global supply constraints made things tighter than usual, however …

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Yesterday

TikTok to integrate Stories with its main ‘For You’ video feed

TikTok last year announced its own Stories feature, which is quite similar to Snapchat and Instagram Stories. Although TikTok Stories aren’t yet available to all users, the social network has been experimenting with a new design that integrates Stories with its main video feed.

Apple provides multiple security features to ensure that macOS users keep their Macs safe, but sometimes users have no idea how to check if all these security tools are enabled. With this in mind, software company Niteo has created “Pareto Security,” which is an app that checks your Mac’s security settings.

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Aerial is an open source macOS app that brings the beautiful Apple TV screensavers to the Mac. The app has recently been updated to version 3.0, which brings not only the tvOS 15 screensavers but also new features such as Apple Music integration and improved cache settings.

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The looming Apple Headset has started to dominate the rumor mill, with expectations heating up ahead of a potential announcement sometime this year or in 2023. But while we already know many specifications of the headset, one thing that we don’t know is what it will be called.

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One of the valuable, and lesser-known health features on Apple Watch is Cardio Fitness. The measurement is based on your VO2 max which Apple Watch can estimate when recording certain workouts. Follow along for a look at how to use Cardio Fitness on Apple Watch and iPhone including why it’s important, how to set it up, and how to measure/view Cardio Fitness levels.

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SMPL HOME’s stylish wooden iMac stand drops to $92 with our exclusive code (Save 20%)

SMPL HOME lives up to its name with a collection of minimalist furniture and accessories, and now the brand is partnering with 9to5 in order offer our readers an exclusive discount on one of its latest releases. Having just launched, SMPL’s monitor stand makes a notable companion to your M1 iMac or general Apple workstation with a streamlined look that comes in one of three styles of wood. Available in Beech, White Oak, and Walnut offerings, you can drop the price to $92 by heading below for all of the details.

Over the weekend, Apple announced that it will allow developers of dating apps in the Netherlands to use alternative payment systems other than its own In-App Purchase system. This announcement from Apple came in response to new regulations in the Netherlands. Now, the government says that it will need to vet Apple’s proposed to changes to make sure they comply with those regulations.

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LG is planning to double the capacity of its small and medium-sized OLED plants in Paju, South Korea, as the company expects to be used as a supply chain for Apple’s iPhones and iPads displays.

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Over the weekend, Polish developer Michał Gapiński shared a fascinating look at CarPlay running on his Tesla Model 3. The automaker doesn’t support CarPlay, so this workaround – with some major caveats – will certainly grab the attention of those who have been asking for the functionality for years.

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Monday’s best deals: M1 Pro MacBook Pro, Best Buy flash sale, Anker accessories from $9, more

A new week is underway and headlined by a collection of Apple discounts. Leading the way, we have the first M1 Pro MacBook Pro discount in months alongside a 1-day Best Buy flash sale and Anker iPhone accessories from $9. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

We thought AirTag would be the Apple product you think about once, then forget about until you lose something. It turns out that hasn’t quite been the case. Local news headlines across the country tell the story of AirTags being used to track people unknowingly. At the same time, Apple has adjusted how AirTag works and provided additional resources to prevent these events from happening. Is there more Apple can do, or is addressing this a lost cause?

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