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Chance Miller

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Email: Chance@9to5mac.com

Chance is an editor for the entire 9to5 network and covers the latest Apple news for 9to5Mac.

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The Anti-Defamation League announced today that Tim Cook will be named its first-ever “Courage Against Hate” award recipient. Cook will accept the award at the ADL’s “Never Is Now Summit” on December 3rd in New York City.

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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. 

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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.

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After teasing the feature last week, Facebook today has officially started rolling out an “Unsend” functionality to Messenger on iOS. The feature is only rolling out in select countries for now, but TechCrunch highlights exactly how it will work for Messenger users.

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On the heels of an update to Castro Podcasts yesterday, third-party podcasts app Pocket Casts has today received a major update to version 7.0. The update includes support for Siri Shortcuts, discovery improvements, syncing support, and much more.

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November 13

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.

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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.

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As part of the ongoing reorganization of its India executive team, Apple has reportedly appointed Nokia executive Ashish Chowdhary as its new head of India operations. The move was first reported by news outlet IANS, citing industry sources.

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Popular third-party podcast player Castro has been updated today with a handful of notable enhancements. Primarily, today’s update focuses on enhancing the sideloading functionality that was originally introduced back in August.

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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…

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November 12

HomeKit support for air purifiers has been somewhat of a sore thumb for many users, with Apple’s own HomeKit website proving as a source of unreliable information. Now, however, Molekule Air Purifier HomeKit support is seemingly on the horizon.

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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.

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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.

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November 11

The iPad lineup currently maxes out at 12.9-inches in terms of screen size. Since the unveil of the new iPad Pro models last month, however, some iPad fans have been calling on Apple to make an even bigger iPad. What do you think about such a possibility?

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November 10

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.

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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.

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Ikea’s smart home lineup will soon expand to includes smart blinds. The company confirmed its smart blinds back in September, and now we’re learning more about the pricing of those blinds. Teknikveckan suggests the Ikea smart blinds will start at just €99.95, or around $113.

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