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Chance Miller

@ChanceHMiller

Email: Chance@9to5mac.com

Chance is an editor for the entire 9to5 network and covers the latest Apple news for 9to5Mac. He hosts the 9to5Mac Daily podcast, which you can subscribe to on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed

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February 27

Earlier today, a report from The Information explained that Apple will release a new Smart Keyboard for the iPad Pro with a trackpad. This would be the first time that Apple has added a trackpad to the Smart Keyboard, and there are a few interesting things worth noting here.

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Apple TV+ is developing a limited series based on the story of WeWork, according to a new report from Variety. The series comes from Lee Eisenberg and Drew Crevello, and is based on the Wondery podcast “WeCrashed: The Rise and Fall of WeWork.”

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As expected, the spin-off to the hit mobile game Crossy Road is now available exclusively through Apple Arcade. Dubbed Crossy Road Castle, it’s a brand new endless runner game from Hipster Whale, as first spotted by The Verge.

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According to a new report from The Information today, Apple is planning to release an iPad keyboard with a built-in trackpad this year. The report says that Apple is currently “preparing the keyboard for mass production.”

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While Apple has acknowledged the impact of coronavirus on its supply chain and product demand in China, CEO Tim Cook seems to think the situation is improving in China. In an interview with Fox Business this afternoon, Cook explained his thinking as well as Apple’s ongoing work in China.

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[Update: Now available] Zagg unveils new 10.2-inch iPad keyboards, new Mophie charger, more

At CES 2020 this week, Zagg Brands has unveiled a new collection of accessories for Apple’s 10.2-inch iPad, as well as a new Mophie Powerstation Go portable battery, and more.

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February 26

Apple held its annual shareholders meeting earlier today, which included votes on six different proposals, comments from Tim Cook, and a question and answer session. One of the proposals was specifically critical of Apple’s cooperation with requests from the Chinese government to remove certain apps from the App Store.

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Shadow, one of several cloud gaming services to gain popularity recently, has had its iOS app removed from the App Store today. The company made the announcement on Reddit, saying that Apple removed the app because of a violation of App Store guidelines.

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A flaw in Wi-Fi chips made by Cypress Semiconductor and Broadcom left “billions of devices” open to an eavesdropping vulnerability, ArsTechnica reports today. The flaw was announced by researchers at the RSA security conference today, and has already been patched by most manufacturers. expand full story

Twitter expands ‘Hide Replies’ feature, allowing developers to create automated tools

Twitter’s Hide Replies feature started rolling out last September, giving users the ability to have additional moderation controls. Now, Twitter is opening the Hide Replies functionality to developers.

Apple held its annual shareholders meeting today at Steve Jobs Theater. While the yearly event is usually relatively light on news for consumers, it serves as an opportunity for shareholders to hear directly from Apple executives, including Tim Cook. Here’s everything you need to know.

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Eero routers are officially adding support for HomeKit. Amazon is rolling out HomeKit support to the Eero and Eero Pro systems, bringing enhanced security for smart home accessories. Here’s how to update.

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Sponsored by Hyper:  Hyper’s next-gen of USB-C Hubs is now available to preorder. Thanks to Hyper, we’re also giving 9to5Mac readers the chance to win Apple’s new Mac Pro worth $6000 this month.

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February 25

The Recording Industry Association of America is out with its full annual study focusing on the music industry’s revenue during 2019. According to the data, streaming music revenue continues to grow, increasing by 25% in 2019. Recorded music revenues hit a total of $11.1 billion in 2019.

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Apple’s iPhone XR was the most popular smartphone in the world in 2019, according to new data from Omdia. iPhone XR shipments were reportedly 9 million units higher than the next-best-selling iPhone model, which was the iPhone 11.

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Santa Clara University adds support for contactless ID cards on iPhone and Apple Watch

Apple continues to expand the availability of its contactless student IDs feature in the Wallet app. Santa Clara University announced today that its students, faculty, and staff can now add their ACCESS ID cards to the Wallet app on their iPhone and Apple Watch.

Disney has announced that CEO Bob Iger is stepping down from his role, effective immediately. Bob Chapek, who served as chairman of Disney parks, will take over as CEO, while Iger will transition to the executive chairman role through 2021.

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Apple Research app adds AirPods Pro support for Hearing Study, watchOS battery improvements

Apple has updated its Research app for iPhone and Apple Watch with a few notable additions today. With Apple Research version 1.1.2, the app now supports AirPods Pro for the Apple Hearing Study and more.

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