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Stitcher for Podcasts on iOS adds Waze integration, CarPlay improvements, more

The Stitcher app for iOS has today been updated to version 9.1.1. The update brings new features including integration with Waze, CarPlay improvements, offline mode fixes, and more.

HomeKit garage door systems have been hard to come by thus far, with the exception of one offering from Chamberlain. This month, however, Best Buy has introduced a new Insignia WiFi-enabled Smart Garage Door Controller with HomeKit support.

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This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the new MacBook Pro GPU updates, the upcoming Blackmagic eGPU Pro, Apple’s Mac SSD pricing, new Apple Watch bands, AirPower predictions, Spotify for Apple Watch, the first week with the new iPad Pro, and the state of Apple’s apps — not just the OS — on the iPad.

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Sylvania HomeKit Light Strip

Apple this evening has given its Certified Refurbished Online Store a visual overhaul. The new site design features larger images, easier navigation between various categories, and more. This new design seems to have gone live sometime this week.

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When Face ID came to the iPhone X last year, I wrote that I couldn’t wait for the technology to come to the Mac as well. Something I didn’t take into account at the time, however, was Face ID’s potential on the iPad. Nonetheless, the new iPad Pro models released just last week include Face ID technology, and it’s even better than on the iPhone X and iPhone XS.

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The New York Times yesterday published a scathing report about Facebook, highlighting things such as the company’s poor response to Russian abuse of its platform, Mark Zuckerberg’s disdain for Tim Cook, and more. One allegation in the piece was that Facebook had worked with a public affairs firm, Definers Public Affairs, to spread negative information about competitors.

Now, Business Insider reports that Qualcomm may be using that same firm, with Apple on the receiving end.

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