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We’ve been talking for many years about both the need and the difficulty of reducing Apple’s dependence on China, and Bloomberg’s research division has now put some estimated numbers on it.

The research suggests that moving just 10% of Apple production out of China would take around eight years …

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Yesterday

The Greatest Beer Run Ever is the latest Apple Original Film, now streaming on the Apple TV+ streaming service. The movie stars Zac Efron as Chickie Donohue, telling the incredible true story of a man who volunteers to go to Vietnam, during war time, just to give his allied soldiers a beer. It’s based on a written memoir of the same name.

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Anker’s new Soundcore Liberty 4 beat AirPods to the punch with built-in heart rate sensor, more

Today, Anker is expanding its Soundcore lineup with a new pair of flagship earbuds. Arriving with a respectable feature set to take on the like of AirPods Pro, Anker is beating Apple to the punch by launching the new Soundcore Liberty 4 with built-in heart rate monitoring. That’s alongside Spatial Audio support and all of the usual features like personalized active noise cancellation and a true wireless design.

iOS 16 was officially released to the public on September 12 after three months of beta testing. Since then, Apple has released two minor updates: iOS 16.0.1 and iOS 16.0.2. Now, the company has stopped signing both iOS 16.0 and iOS 16.0.1, which means users can no longer downgrade from iOS 16.0.2.

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AT&T on Thursday announced new measures to ensure that customers of other carriers can stay connected amid Hurricane Ian, which has been causing historic damage in Florida. The company says that these customers will be able to roam on AT&T’s network if their carriers are without service. Other companies have announced similar measures.

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One of the new features announced with the second generation AirPods Pro is “Adaptive Transparency,” which takes Transparency Mode to the next level by minimizing specific sounds while still letting users hear what’s important around them. However, with the release of iOS 16.1 beta 3, those with first-generation AirPods Pro are also seeing this option in the iOS Settings app.

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Apple is losing its longtime vice president of procurement, Tony Blevins, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The departure comes after Blevins made “crude remarks” in a TikTok video, which quickly went viral and was brought to Apple’s attention.

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When I first joined 9to5Mac a year and a half ago, I wrote that HomePod needed to properly count Apple Music’s played songs and stats. After all this time and with two major operating system updates, Apple didn’t succeed in fixing this issue. HomePod still plays random albums when you ask Siri to play songs you like, but, to be fair, the company’s smart speaker has evolved a lot.

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Macs are on pace to become the top endpoint in the enterprise in the coming years. If you entered the workforce in the last 5-6 years, there’s a good chance you were given a Mac on your first day and you likely don’t remember a world where the only Macs that an organization generally had was in the graphic design department. 

These users were on an island by themselves – often having to become their own IT department to troubleshoot issues. The IT department didn’t manage software updates or system settings. They’d buy the Mac, give it to the employee and probably would never see the device again. 

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The Mail app gets some valuable enhancements with iOS 16. One of the headlining features is the ability to schedule emails to be sent at a specific time. Follow along for a hands-on look at how it works to Send Later with Mail on iPhone.

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Apple TV+ announced on Twitter some of its fall lineup, which included beloved series that are coming for another season. “Mythic Quest,” “Little America,” “Slow Horse,” and “The Mosquito Coast” had their new release dates confirmed.

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Hyper makes some excellent charging products for iPhone, but one seems to have been ahead of its time. The HyperJuice Stackable GaN 65W USB-C charger that we reviewed a couple years back is under a voluntary recall.

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Apple is close to launching a major new feature in the Photos app that makes it much easier to share photos and videos with loved ones. iCloud Shared Photo Library lets you automatically or manually share your whole library or parts of it. But while the feature is available in the iOS 16.1 public and developer beta, you can’t share with anyone running the public iOS 16.0.2 release or earlier.

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With fall starting, Apple Pay is promoting a few exclusive deals to its customers to help prepare for this colder season. When you use Apple’s payment solution, you can get special online offers on dresses, tops, jeans, accessories, and more.

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Google Stadia is shutting down in January, all purchases will be refunded

After nearly three years of operation, Google is shutting down its game streaming service Stadia, effective January 2023.

Thursday’s best deals: M2 MacBook Air hits $150 off all-time lows, iPad Pro Smart Folio, more

All of today’s best deals kick off for Thursday, with Apple’s M2 MacBook Air hitting $150 off at new all-time lows from $1,049. That’s on top of a chance to outfit your 12.9-inch iPad Pro with an official Apple Smart Folio for $29 off, as well as Philips Hue HomeKit refurbished lighting sale from $19. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

Earlier this week, a new third-party Instagram app dubbed “OG App” launched on the App Store. This app offered an ad-free Instagram experience, among other improvements. Just a day after its launch, however, Apple removed OG App from the App Store, and we now have more details on the reasoning behind this removal.

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Apple is continuing to slowly expand its autonomous vehicle testing program in California. According to new data published by the California Department of Motor Vehicles, Apple now has 15 new drivers registered to its crew. The number of self-driving vehicles, however, remains the same at 69 vehicles.

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Apple’s CEO Tim Cook announced the Cupertino company will be donating to “relief efforts on the ground” due to those affected by Hurricane Ian as the storm pummels Florida. As usual, Apple did not disclose how much it will donate.

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Long-range wireless power has been a long-term dream, where a single charger in a single location in our home, can beam power to all of our portable devices. That simply isn’t possible given existing technologies, but smart lock company Alfred has now turned one small part of the dream into reality.

However, rather than use RF energy – which has been the main approach to date – the company has instead turned to infrared …

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Adobe is out today with new versions of Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements for 2023. Headlining these updates include new “easy-to-use” features powered by AI, improved optimization for Apple Silicon-powered Macs, and more. Head below for the full details on everything new with today’s Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements releases.

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When people travel to Italy, usually they try local pasta, gelato, or visit beautiful museums. Apple’s CEO Tim Cook, in his Eurotour, just picked up a Master’s degree in Innovation and International Management at Università Degli Studi di Napoli Federico II.

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A new Apple patent application for iPhone reverse charging has been published today, further boosting speculation about when the Cupertino company will finally offer the wireless power sharing capability.

The application describes another possible application for the technology: placing two iPhones back-to-back to enable one to charge the other …

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While Apple opted to name the larger base model the iPhone 14 Plus, it had been widely referred to as the iPhone 14 Max in media reports ahead of the keynote.

It now appears that the iPhone 14 Max was indeed Apple’s planned name for the device, with the Plus decision being made relatively close to launch …

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