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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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New ‘Perspective Icons’ collection from MacStories let’s you personalize OmniFocus Pro

The folks at MacStories have released a stunning new collection of perspective icons for OmniFocus. These icons were specifically designed for OmniFocus Pro, allowing you to completely customize your experience in the app.

Philips Hue bulbs are one of the easiest ways to give your existing light fixtures smart home capabilities, including through Apple’s HomeKit platform. The problem with Philips Hue switches is that whenever a wall light switch is flipped off, the smart lights become unresponsive. The Lutron Aurora dimmer is a simple yet ingenious way to solve this problem.

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Latest weekly Apple Pay promotion offers 30% purchases from Ray-Ban

Apple has returned with a new weekly Apple Pay promotion. This time, you can get 30% off custom sunglasses or eyeglasses from Ray-Ban when you check out with Apple Pay.

Apple could be planning a redesign for the Apple Watch Leather Loop. A tipster shared a variety of images of a new Apple Watch Leather Loop with 9to5Mac earlier this month, and now similar images have surfaced on Reddit.

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Signify has announced an update for its Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box today that adds support for voice control with Siri, Google Assistant, and Amazon Alexa. There’s also now support for HDR10+ and Dolby Vision content, and infrared remote control.

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May 27

Heart Analyzer adds new Dashboard and more for viewing Apple Watch heart rate data

Heart Analyzer is a powerful app that taps into the heart rate data tracked by your Apple Watch. A new update to Heart Analyzer today brings a revamped interface, Dark Mode support, new data options, and much more.

Apple TV Channels is a feature in Apple’s TV app that allows you subscribe to streaming services directly in the TV app. This comes with several benefits, such as billing through Apple and the ability to easily drop and add subscriptions.

The feature first launched back in April, and Apple has been adding new services on a regular basis since then.

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According to a new report from Deadline this evening, Apple has reached a deal with Paramount to help finance Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon adaptation. Under the deal, Paramount would still distribute the film. The deal has also been corroborated by the Wall Street Journal.

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Apple has acquired the machine learning startup Inductiv Inc., according to a new report from Bloomberg. The startup had been developing technology that uses artificial intelligence to identify and correct errors in datasets.

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Apple stops signing iOS 13.4.1, blocking downgrades from recently released iOS 13.5

Apple last week released iOS 13.5 to everyone, bringing new features such as the Exposure Notification API and Face ID upgrades. Now, Apple has stopped signing iOS 13.4.1, which means users can no longer downgrade from iOS 13.5 to iOS 13.4.1.

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May 26

Quibi for iPhone updated with AirPlay integration for big-screen viewing

After a rocky start with its mobile-only approach, Quibi for iOS has been updated today with AirPlay integration. This update was first promised back in March, and it’s now available via the App Store.

AirParrot 3 released with HomePod integration on Windows, improved mirroring latency, more

AirParrot is a popular utility on Mac and Windows that allows you to wireless mirror your screen or stream media files to other devices. Today, AirParrot 3 has been released for Mac and Windows, bringing performance improvements, HomePod integration, and more.

[Update: Trump responds] Twitter puts a fake news tag on Trump tweets for the first time

For the first time, Twitter has added a label to tweets from President Trump. The tweets in question relate to mail-in ballots and the president’s claims that mail-in ballots are fraudulent.

As most of the world focuses heavily on video conferencing, Facebook’s new product experimentation team has debuted its latest experimental app dubbed “CatchUp.” As reported by TechCrunch, CatchUp focuses on allowing people to make audio calls with up to eight other people.

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The first app to take advantage of the Apple and Google Exposure Notification API has been released in Switzerland, according to a new report from the BBC. The app is called “SwissCovid” and is currently available to select essential workers.

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New data released by Omdia today says that the iPhone 11 has usurped the crown of being the “world’s most popular smartphone” from the iPhone XR. According to data, Apple shipped 19.5 million iPhone 11 units during the first quarter of this year.

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Apple’s Pro Display XDR has been announced as one of the “Displays of the Year” by The Society for Information Display. These awards are presented to the displays with the “most significant technological advances and/or outstanding features.”

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Agenda note-taking app adds new sharing extensions, template feature, more

Agenda is one of the most popular note-taking apps on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. The app employs a date-focused approach to organizing your notes, projects, and ideas. A new update this week brings a few new features, including share sheet integration, templates, and more.

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