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iPad mini 6 starts at $400 in Friday’s best deals, Nomad Apple accessories, more

It is Friday once again, and we’re now heading into the weekend with all of the best Apple discounts. Leading the way this time is Apple’s latest iPad mini 6 returning to second-best prices at $99 off. Then we have a pair of featured accessory discounts, with Nomad’s fall Apple gear sale being joined by a rare price cut on Belkin’s 15W MagSafe 3-in-1 Charger at $130. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

A new weather app recently launched with a dynamic diorama UI that offers a simple and wonderful experience. Notably, Overlook Weather features fantastic Home and Lock Screen widgets, is free with no ads and no in-app purchases, and doesn’t collect any user data. Read on for a closer look at this sharp weather app.

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I’ve said before that I was unlikely to use the iPhone 14 Pro 48MP resolution personally, and indeed I stuck to 12MP during a recent trip. But I was of course still curious to see how much of a difference the megapixel count makes in real-world photos.

My tests did lead me to change my mind to a small extent – so now I’d say that I’d expect to use the 48MP capability on extremely rare occasions, rather than never …

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Apple Arcade games for iPhone, Mac, Apple TV [New: Spider Solitaire+ and Gin Rummy+]

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 for 10/7: Classic card games Spider Solitaire+ and Gin Rummy+ are

Meta has issued a Facebook security warning to around one million users that their login credentials may have been stolen by scam apps.

While most of the apps were Android ones, 47 of them were iOS apps found in Apple’s App Store

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Horizon Worlds metaverse app so bad that Meta has to force employees to use it

It seems Meta is having problems persuading even its own employees to don one of its virtual reality headsets and use its primary metaverse app, Horizon Worlds. So much so that an internal memo says the company would “hold managers accountable” for their teams using it.

It’s one of a set of leaked memos that suggest Apple may not have too much to fear from Meta’s competition to its own upcoming VR/AR headsets …

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 …

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How to watch the Jon Stewart show on Apple TV

Apple’s streaming service, Apple TV+, features a periodic topical news discussion show from Jon Stewart. The Problem with Jon Stewart returns for season two beginning this Friday. Here’s how to watch.

Apple announced four new iPhone models in September. However, while iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max hit stores last month, the launch of the iPhone 14 Plus has been set for October 7. Now the wait is over. Those who bought iPhone 14 Plus on pre-order are now getting their hands on the product.

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There’s still time to enter to win Apple’s latest MacBook Air to help celebrate the launch of the new Clarity 4K UHD Display Monitor from ALOGIC. Head below for a look at the new display and to enter the giveaway now. You can also get the new 4K display from ALOGIC with a free ALOGIC 1080p Iris webcam for a limited time.

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TikTok announced on Thursday an update to its app that adds new tools for editing and adjusting videos. Users will now be able to adjust clips, sounds, images, and even text right from TikTok without having to leave the social network to use third-party apps.

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Tested: Anker PowerCore 24K delivers versatile 140W USB-C charging for mobile Apple setups

After first launching back in August, Anker’s new PowerCore 24K stole the show with its massive internal battery and even more capable 140W USB-C PD output. Now over the past month, I’ve been putting the power bank to the test with my Apple setup to see just how worthy of an everyday carry upgrade Anker’s latest really is.

Former Apple VP Tony Fadell became known as “the father of the iPod.” Although he no longer has any ties with Apple, he often shares opinions on what the company has been doing. This time, Fadell shared his thoughts on the European Union’s requirement for iPhone with a USB-C port. The engineer believes that this is the “right thing” to do and that he now sees Apple in a monopolistic position.

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Back in March, Verizon announced support for the FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) with its Fios home internet. That made it free for those eligible. Now the company’s 5G Home and LTE plans are joining the ACP offering under the new Verizon Forward Program.

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Following the release of the fourth beta of iOS 16.1 on Tuesday, Apple has now released watchOS 9.1 beta 4 for developers. The update comes to improve the stability of the Apple Watch operating system – which is now in its ninth version.

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Following up on its return to the external monitor market after the Pro Display XDR and Studio Display, rumors surfaced about Apple launching a higher-end 27-inch model with mini-LED. While early expectations included a possible summer and then October 2022 launch, that may have been pushed to early 2023.

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Apple appears to have secured a major discount on its 1.1 billion euro antitrust fine in France. The company has successfully had the fine reduced to 372 million euros by a French court, according to a new report.

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Earlier this year, Twitter confirmed that it is finally working on the long-awaited “Edit” button. After a brief public demonstration of how this feature will work, Twitter is now rolling out the option to Twitter Blue subscribers to edit tweets – but only in select countries.

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At its Made by Google 2022 event today, the company officially launched its Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, Pixel Watch, and more. During the keynote, Google also took the opportunity to take some shots – with smiles – at Apple including a thanks for choosing to “follow our lead.” Here’s what Google’s VP of product management had to say…

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Deals: Apple Watch SE runs watchOS 9 from $199 all-time lows, AirPods 2 hit $90, more

All of Thursday’s best deals are now up for the taking with a clearance sale on Apple Watch SE from $199 all-time lows. Then go score AirPods 2 for just $90, delivering plenty of value backed by Apple’s H1 chip and “Hey Siri” support. MacBook owners can also expand their machine’s I/O with Satechi’s USB4 9-in-1 hub at $120. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

During its Made by Google 2022 event today in NYC, the company officially announced its Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, Pixel Watch, and more. Read on for a closer look at what Google is doing with its iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Series 8 competitors, G2 Tensor custom silicon, and more.

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Want to explore wireless carrier options for your business? With market competition strong there are some compelling offers if you’re ready to make a switch. We’ll cover Verizon vs T-Mobile vs AT&T when it comes to business plans. This guide will also detail how to find real-world coverage maps, how to test a new carrier for free, instantly with eSIM, the T-Mobile dedicated business plan for iPhone that includes AppleCare+ and IT support. Let’s dig into the best iPhone carriers for business.

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For severely disabled people, it’s no exaggeration to say that Apple Accessibility transforms lives – but it can be difficult to appreciate the impact that even minor-sounding changes can make until you see it for yourself.

Colin Hughes is a former TV producer and now disability campaigner who kindly showed me around his home to see how he uses both Accessibility features and HomeKit control to maximize the independence he retains over his daily life …

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Apple has reminded customers about iPhone 14 Plus availability, with the larger version of the base model on sale in Apple Stores tomorrow, October 6.

It follows reviews landing this morning, in which those who got early access praised the great battery life of the final model to go on sale following last month’s launch …

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