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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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Republican Senator Josh Hawley has introduced new legislation that would prohibit tech companies like Apple from storing user data in China. This new legislation comes after Apple was required to move some iCloud data to government-owned servers in China last year.

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Amazon expands its free, ad-supported streaming music service to iOS

Amazon is upping the competition in the streaming music industry. The company has announced a new free, ad-supported tier of its Amazon Music platform. Previously this tier was available only through Amazon Echo devices, but now it’s expanding to iOS and more.

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The 16-inch MacBook Pro is now available to purchase with its new Magic Keyboard, a larger display, and more. There are also two bright and colorful exclusive 16-inch MacBook Pro wallpapers – and you can download them below.

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Apple today has released iOS 13.2.3 to the public. This release follows iOS 13.2.2, which made improvements to background app performance and more. iOS 13.2.3 and iPadOS 13.2.3 are both rolling out to users everywhere now.

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Apple subsidiary Claris launches beta of Connect automation platform for third-party apps

Claris, the Apple subsidiary formerly known as FileMaker, has announced the beta launch of its new Claris Connect platform. According to the company, Claris Connect allows powerful integration with third-party apps and services to help businesses automate workflows.

November 17

On Wednesday, Apple officially released the new 16-inch MacBook Pro. We’ve already compared it in detail to the 15-inch MacBook Pro it replaces, but what about the 13-inch MacBook? Read on as we compare the specs, price, and more of the 13-inch vs 16-inch MacBook Pro.

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In this week’s top stories: Apple officially unveils the 16-inch MacBook Pro, Disney+ debuts, Apple Watch Black Friday pricing, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest news. expand full story

November 16

AirPods Pro have earned widespread praise since their release last month thanks to sound quality improvements, noise cancellation, and more. Consumer Reports is now out with its full review of AirPods Pro, and those improvements seemingly aren’t enough to take the top-rated crown from Samsung.

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Over the years, we’ve heard many stories about the Apple Watch has changed people’s lives through its fitnesses and health features. This weekend, a new feature from People tells the story of how the Noise app in watchOS 6 has helped a 21-year-old in Texas with autism improve his social skills.

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Earlier this week, a report suggested that President Trump and Tim Cook would make a trip to Austin, Texas together sometime in the future. Now, Reuters reports that the trip will take place on Wednesday, November 20.

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November 15

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November 14

The iPhone lineup is widely expected to adopt 5G cellular connectivity in 2020. New data published by Strategy Analytics today says that with that transition, Apple will become the leader in terms of 5G smartphone shipments.

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New Apple Pay promo prepares you for the holidays with 75% off cards from Snapfish

As we approach the holiday season, this week’s Apple Pay promotion helps you prepare. Apple is offering 75% off cards from Snapfish when you checkout with Apple Pay.

Apple is leaning on a close ally of Donald Trump to help it avoid tariffs on iPhone parts and other products. A lobbying registration form first discovered by CNBC indicates that Apple has hired Jeffery Miller to lobby on its behalf in Washington.

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Apple today has stopped signing iOS 13.2. This comes after iOS 13.2.2 was released to the public last week with bug fixes and performance improvements, including a fix for background app performance and RAM management.

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Apple News+ debuted in March, and Apple was quick to tout that the service attracted over 200,000 subscribers at that time. A new report from CNBC today details that since then, Apple has struggled to add Apple News+ subscribers.

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Logitech has announced today that it is rolling out HomeKit Secure Video support to its popular Circle 2 Wired home security camera. With this update, users can tap into their iCloud storage to record and save security camera activity directly to iCloud.

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HomeRun Apple Watch app gains tons of new icons for controlling HomeKit with complications

HomeRun is a powerful way to control HomeKit scenes and more from your Apple Watch, and it’s one of our favorite apps here at 9to5Mac. Today, the app is getting even more personal with a new collection of icons, emoji, and more.

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