Google makes one of its iOS apps available on the Mac App Store

While Apple Silicon-powered Macs can run most iOS apps, the vast majority of developers have opted out. Google did that in late 2020, though it recently made its AI Test Kitchen iPhone/iPad app available on the Mac App Store.

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UAG launches MagSafe-compatible Lucent Power Battery with Kickstand for iPhone

Urban Armor Gear (UAG) is out with its newest iPhone accessory. The Lucent Power Battery with Kickstand is a MagSafe-compatible power source with a useful kickstand neatly integrated into its clean design.

Chrome for iOS now lets you quickly open links from other apps in Incognito

Google has added a nifty feature to Chrome for iOS that gives you the option to quickly open external links from other apps using Incognito. It’s especially useful on shared devices.

Audible on iOS gets hands-free listening and more thanks to Alexa voice commands

Audible has updated its iOS app today with a nice addition – Alexa support. That means you can now use voice commands to start listening to a book, ask questions, or get help with anything else Alexa is capable of.

Alongside the launch of Apple Music Replay today, there’s a new third-party website that aims to give Spotify users insight into their listening habits. Dubbed “Instafest,” this service connects to your Spotify account and uses your listening data to curate a custom music festival based on your favorite artists.

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Apple Watch for kids is something parents are embracing more and more. The New York Times ran a story in September 2022 about Apple Watch adoption among children as young as five. Parents are finding the Apple Watch more appropriate for kids wanting smartphones. The Apple Watch gives kids a way to stay in touch with parents, share location, and build responsibility without the full cost and risk of a smartphone.

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Apple Music Replay is one of the most highly anticipated launches for Apple Music users every year. It gives subscribers the ability to view a full year in review of their listening habits, with top songs, albums, listening statistics, and more. This year, Apple has some updates in store to help improve the Apple Music Replay experience in comparison to Spotify Wrapped (which isn’t yet available).

As we approach the end of 2022, head below for the full details on how to find your Apple Music 2022 Replay year in review.

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Eufy caught lying about local-only security cameras with footage sent to cloud, accessible in unencrypted streams

Home security cameras have gotten a lot better in recent years, but the security of your footage has always been a concern. Anker’s Eufy brand claims to keep data local, but a security researcher has exposed that the claim is far from true, with footage not only going to the cloud, but remaining visible even after it was supposed to be deleted.

Apple Pay is now available in dozens of countries, and Apple has been working to expand that list every year. Now it seems that Apple’s digital payments platform is about to launch in South Korea as a local bank is announcing that its customers will be able to use Apple Pay starting November 30.

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If you’re seeing faster battery drain than expected with iPhone 14 or 14 Pro you’re not alone. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean there’s a problem with your phone. Here’s a look at 7 tips and tricks to improve iPhone 14 battery life as well as why you might be seeing spikes in battery use.

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12.9-inch M2 iPad Pro now $100 off in Tuesday’s best deals, iPhone 14 official cases, more

Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be over, but we’re still rounding up all of today’s best discounts. Headlining today’s collection, Apple’s latest 12.9-inch M2 iPad Pro returns to its all-time low at $100 off. Then go check out its entire catalog of official iPhone 14 series MagSafe cases on sale from $37. And to complete Tuesday’s assortment, iPhone 13/mini all-time lows land from $540 in a Cyber Week refurbished sale. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

The supply and production issues plaguing the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are no secret at this point. A new report from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo today offers additional details on the impact of these shortages, saying that iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max shipments for the holiday quarter will be 15-20 million units lower than expected…

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From adding CarPlay to your vehicle to MagSafe iPhone mounts and the best charging cables for car rides, we’ve got must-have recommendations that make great gifts — even if you’re shopping for yourself.

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Google Maps having widespread issues with voice search on CarPlay

Google Maps relies on voice search, opting to keep you safe while on your drive. Unfortunately, it looks like the voice search feature in Google Maps for CarPlay is breaking for a number of users, only working after multiple attempts.

Back in 2019, Apple announced a collection of free Today at Apple sessions focused on coding and app development. Now, in celebration of Computer Science Education Week, the company is expanding its initiative with a new session, Coding Lab for Kids: Code Your First App, that will soon be available in Apple Retail Stores around the world.

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elago intros new iMac-inspired Magnetic iPad Pro stand and folio covers in four colorful styles

Perfectly-timed for the release of Apple’s new M2 iPad Pros last month, elago is now out with the latest addition to its stable of accessories. This time stepping up to a more premium aluminum build, the new magnetic iPad Pro stand packs an iMac-inspired design that comes in one of four colorways. Also debuting a series of folio covers in matching styles, both of the new releases arrive to complement all of Apple’s last few generations of flagship iPad.

Kensington is out with a new Mac/PC accessory today that takes its trackball offerings up a notch. Designed for creative professionals, prosumers, and more, the SlimBlade Trackball Pro comes with an ambidextrous design, plenty of customizability, highly-accurate optical tracking, 128-bit AES encryption, wireless/wired support, and more.

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The Apple Podcasts Award winner for 2022 has been announced. Apple named Slow Burn as its show of the year, for its coverage of the history of the landmark abortion rights case, Roe v. Wade.

The Cupertino company has also announced the availability of six Slow Burn Extras, one of which is about the making of the Roe v. Wade episode …

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Streaming music is fair to both consumers and artists, says competition watchdog

Composers and musicians have long argued that streaming music treats them unfairly, with smaller artists earning tiny sums. But a UK competition watchdog has ruled that the streaming music industry is fair to both artists and consumers …

After Musk announced that most banned Twitter accounts would be reinstated, a report says that around 62,000 accounts with more than 10K followers each have so far been restored.

Other Twitter news includes a claim that the layoffs and resignations have left the company with just one person responsible for removing child sexual abuse materials (CSAM) …

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Apple has overhauled the Apple Music Replay experience for 2022. Although it still is a web browser only experience, the Replay section now features a dynamic stories-esque design of highlights based on your listening history. See yours at

This is a big upgrade over Apple Music Replay from previous years, and brings it closer to the dynamic interactive nature of Spotify Wrapped. However, inside the native Apple Music app, you can still only view a basic playlist of your most played songs.

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In this episode of Apple @ Work, Justin Singh from McGraw-Hill joins the show to talk about the Sharpen app. Sharpen is designed as a fast and free way to learn about anything.

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November 28

How much truth is there to Elon Musk’s claim that Apple has “nearly stopped” buying ads on Twitter? New numbers may help put the actual story in context.

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