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Twitter for iOS gains updated search tab with new section-based interface
Twitter announced today that it is rolling out an update to the search tab in the Twitter app for iOS that adds sections. The company says that with these new sections, it’s easier to “see the tweets you care about the most.”
Apple’s rough week continues this evening. Following pessimistic outlooks from a handful of suppliers and analysts earlier this week, Bloomberg this evening reports that AMS AG, a Face ID component supplier to Apple, has reduced revenue estimates as it heads through the fourth quarter.
Warren Buffett has further expanded his stake in Apple, new filings show. According to Berkshire Hathaway’s latest 13-F filing, Buffett added over half a million shares of AAPL to his portfolio over the last quarter.
Spotify today released what it’s calling the “first version” of its Apple Watch application. In its current state, Spotify for Apple Watch is nothing to write home about – and it doesn’t come close to rivaling Apple Music’s integration with watchOS. On the flip side, it’s a step in the right direction not only for Spotify, but also for Apple Watch apps in general.
iPad sketching app ‘Paper’ updated with second-gen Apple Pencil support
Paper, the popular sketching app for iPhone and iPad, has today been updated with optimization for the latest iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. Starting today, users of the second-generation Apple Pencil can take full advantage for the device’s new double-tap functionality.
First Alert’s Onelink Safe & Sound smoke alarm was originally unveiled earlier this year, integrating both HomeKit support as well as Alexa. Today, First Alert is rolling out an update to the device that adds some useful Alexa enhancements, but those hoping for AirPlay 2 support will have to continue waiting.
As it faces mounting pressure from the likes of Instagram and Facebook, Snapchat is rolling out an update today with a focus on friends. Starting today, users can now view “Friendship Profiles” within the Snapchat app, while the company is also introducing Bitmoji stories and Bitmoji merch…
Swift Playgrounds for iPad adds improved third-party content integration, more
Apple today has updated its Swift Playgrounds app with a handful of enhancements. Today’s update is the first to come to the app since April, and includes improvements to third-party content integration, touch interactions, and more.
Last month, a leaked internal service document revealed that Apple’s T2 security chip can prevent some third-party repairs for Mac users. While details were unclear at the time, and it seemed as if the policy wasn’t necessarily in full effect just yet, Apple today confirmed its existence to The Verge.
As our friends at 9to5Toys highlighted, yesterday marked Alibaba’s “Singles Day” shopping event. For those unfamiliar, Singles Day is similar to “Black Friday” in the United States, spearheaded by Alibaba’s 11.11 shopping event.
Following yesterday’s celebration, Alibaba today has released figures on the popularity of specific brands during its 11.11 shopping event, and Apple comes in at the top.
With the launch of the new iPad Pro and Smart Keyboard Folio, the built-in iPad text selection tool is again drawing criticism from users. However, there’s one little feature that has largely gone under the radar since its introduction, and it dramatically improves text selection on iPad and makes it more trackpad-like.
In this week’s top stories: Reviews of the latest iPad Pro, Mac mini, and MacBook Air, new Apple-made complications for Apple Watch, repair programs for iPhone X and MacBook Pro, and more. Read on for all of this week’s top Apple stories.