Benjamin and Zac react to the double-180 Elon Musk pulled on Apple this week. Mastodon gains steam, with Tapbots announcing plans to launch a Tweetbot-like client. Zac reflects on the Apple Watch Ultra, after spending some time with a Series 8. Apple Music Replay has been overhauled for 2022 and Apple TV+ has some cool new premieres coming up next.

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We’ve teamed up with Chargeasap to give away Apple’s latest MacBook to celebrate the launch of Chargeasap’s new Zeus 270W USB-C GaN Charger. Head below to enter the giveaway now and get a closer look at the new Chargeasap Zeus Charger.

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YEELIGHT’s lamp with wireless charging is the perfect option for a kid’s bedroom. In a simple design that includes a touch sensor and HomeKit support, it strikes the perfect balance between form and function; it won’t break the bank, either! If you stop reading here, you need to know two things about it:

  1. It supports HomeKit
  2. It includes a built-in wireless charger
  3. It’s right around $50 depending on if its on sale or not

If that looks like something you want, you’ll love this lamp.

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Apple’s MacBook lineup has been fully refreshed over the last year between the 2022 MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 chips and the 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro that launched in late 2021. Whether you’re looking for yourself or someone else, here’s an in-depth look at the difference between MacBook Air and Pro to help you figure out which is the best pick.

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Apple TV+ today released a trailer for its upcoming content slate of original TV shows and movies for 2023. The sizzle reel includes teases of a bunch of new shows, including highly anticipated premieres like the drama miniseries “Masters of the Air,” a sequel to the acclaimed war dramas, “Band of Brothers” and “The Pacific.”

It also teased the third season of “Ted Lasso,” the sci-fi series “Wool,” Billy Crudup’s comedy “Hello Tomorrow,” and the Ridley Scott-directed feature “Napoleon,” among others.

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Friday’s best deals: Apple MagSafe Charger $19, HomePod mini $60, Studio Display $100 off, more

It’s Friday once again! And heading into the weekend we’re tracking three notable discounts on Apple’s latest gear. Leading the way is Apple’s official MagSafe charger at just $19 to go alongside a rare price cut on HomePod mini refurbished models at $60. Not to mention one of the first markdowns on Apple’s new Studio Display at $100 off or more. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

The popular third-party Reddit client for iOS, Apollo, was updated on Friday with a new feature that will make it easier for users to save content they like on the social network. Now everyone can add posts and comments to custom categories made by users.

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Apple Arcade games for iPhone, Mac, Apple TV [New: Dead Cells+]

Apple Arcade launched with close to 100 titles and the service is seeing new games added regularly with over 200 games now in the library. Follow along with our guide on Apple Arcade games.

New: Action game Dead Cells+ is the latest release on Apple Arcade.

Apple announced last month the 10th-generation iPad, which features a new design similar to the more expensive iPad models, plus other enhancements. However, despite all the improvements, iPad 10 lacks support for the second-generation Apple Pencil. Now iFixit has shared a teardown video showing what’s inside the iPad 10, and it gives us an idea of why the new iPad only works with the old Apple Pencil.

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Twitter offers advertisers BOGO ads to try to win them back; Ye suspended again

Major ad agencies say that almost all of the big brands have paused or dramatically cut their ad spend on the platform, fearing the wild west created by the changes Musk has made. Twitter advertisers offered buy-one-get-one-free ads in the latest desperate attempt to persuade them to return …

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 $6.99 per month. Here’s every Apple original television show and movie available now on Apple TV+, as well as the latest trailers …

In what appears to be the first reported use of Emergency SOS via Satellite, a snowmobiler in Alaska was successfully rescued when he became stranded in an extremely isolated area.

Alaska State Troopers received an alert from the Apple Emergency Response Center in the early hours of yesterday morning …

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December 1

Slow Horses season two premieres on Apple TV+

The spy thriller TV show Slow Horses returns for season today, beginning today on Apple TV+. The show stars Gary Oldman as Jackson Lamb, a veteran MI5 agent in charge of a department of reject underlyings that have a reputation for failure inside the organization. The series is based off the popular novels by Mick Herron.

There’s more variety than ever before with the 2022 Apple Watch lineup thanks to the new Ultra model and updated SE. That means there’s a lot to consider between the latest wearables and also their predecessors. Read on for a detailed look at Apple Watch Ultra vs Series 8 vs SE, and more to figure out what’s the best pick for you or someone you’re shopping for.

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On its machine learning blog, Apple announced resounding support for the StableDiffusion project. This includes updates in the just-released macOS 13.1 beta 4 and iOS 16.2 beta 4 to improve performance running these models on Apple Silicon chips.

Apple also published extensive document and sample code to show how to convert source StableDiffusion models into a native Core ML format.

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Apple is expected to unveil its mixed reality handset project as soon as spring. Now Bloomberg is reporting that Apple has settled on a name for the operating system that will power the product: xrOS.

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Shargeek’s new Macintosh-inspired Retro 67 USB-C charger has a working LED display

Shargeek has made a name for itself as of late by delivering some of the more unique charging tech on the market. Lately at 9to5Toys, we’ve been fawning over its transparent power banks, but now the brand is launching an even more nostalgic piece of tech in the form of its fittingly-named Retro 67W Charger. Sporting a classic Macintosh-inspired design, Shargeek has packed three USB-C ports into its latest accessory.

A new lot of Apple memorabilia is up for grabs at RR Auction starting today. Included in the new Science and Technology auction is a functional Apple-1 ‘Byte Shop’ computer hand-numbered by Steve Jobs, a Tim Cook-signed football, and more.

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If you happen to be an owner of one of the very few cars on the market with Car Key support, you are now able to share that car key credential with non-iPhone users for the first time.

Apple is working with the IETF and industry members to standardize cross-platform car key sharing. The first implementation of this support has landed today for Google Pixel owners. Google is working on rolling out support for all Android 12+ devices soon.

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Following the release of iOS 16.1.2 to iPhone users on Wednesday, Apple released iOS 16.2 beta 4 to developers on Thursday. Along with iOS 16.2, Apple has also been testing new betas for watchOS 9.2, tvOS 16.2, and macOS Ventura 13.1. Read on as we detail what’s new in these updates.

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iCloud Mail is down or slow for some users [U: Fixed]

If you’re seeing issues with iCloud Mail this morning, it’s not just you. There’s currently an ongoing issue with the service that’s broken iCloud Mail for some while others may see it perform more slowly than normal.

Non-fungible tokens, also known as NFTs, are becoming increasingly popular. Yet Apple still doesn’t seem very open to this idea, at least not when these NFTs are sold inside iOS apps without using the App Store’s in-app purchases system. And this is what happened with Coinbase Wallet, which allegedly had its latest update denied in the App Store because of the NFTs feature.

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OtterBox has launched its three latest Apple accessories just in time for the holidays. The new lineup includes a 3-in-1 MagSafe power bank with home and vehicle mounts, a 2-in-1 Apple Watch power bank, and a 2-in-1 power bank for iPhone and Apple Watch.

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Earlier this year, Epic Games announced a new app called RealityScan that lets users scan objects and turn them into high-fidelity 3D models using the iPhone and iPad camera. After months of beta testing, RealityScan is now finally available for everyone on the iOS App Store.

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