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Filipe Espósito

@filipeesposito

Filipe Espósito is a Brazilian tech Journalist who started covering Apple news on iHelp BR with some exclusive scoops — including the reveal of the new Apple Watch Series 5 models in titanium and ceramic. He joined 9to5Mac to share even more tech news around the world.

He currently owns an iPhone 11 Pro Max, Apple Watch Series 4, iPad 9.7″, MacBook Pro 13″ with Touch Bar, AirPods (2nd Gen) and lots of older devices such as an iPhone 3G and even a Grape iMac G3.

Today

Developer and hacker Axi0mX announced back in September a new exploit called “checkm8” that offers the possibility to jailbreak almost every Apple A-series CPU up to A11 Bionic chip. Today they’re releasing Checkra1n, the first public jailbreak tool compatible with iPhone and iPad running iOS 13.

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November 5

PSA: Apple releases critical Xcode 11.2.1 update for developers

Apple has just released an emergency Xcode 11.2.1 update for developers — the tool used to create iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS apps. That comes a week after the official release of Xcode 11.2, which featured SDK support for iOS 13.2, macOS Catalina 10.15.1 and other updates released last week.

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November 1

Adobe today updated its Creative Cloud app with great new features for iOS 13 and iPadOS users, including Dark Mode compatibility and free custom fonts through the official API. With iOS 13, Apple is officially supporting font installation and management on iPhone and iPad, and it works system-wide.

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October 31

Since Apple introduced the MusicKit API back in 2017, developers have created amazing apps to access Apple Music with exclusive interfaces and features. And now, it’s time for Next, a new iOS app created by Sorcererhat that brings dynamic playlists to Apple Music.

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October 29

Update: Sony told us it was a mistake and they have no further news about the app launch for everyone, but it’s clearly coming in the near future since some people already got it.

Apple announced back in March that it would take the Apple TV app to other platforms, including Smart TVs from LG, Samsung, Sony, and Vizio. Although only Samsung TVs have received the app so far, some users have noticed today that the Apple TV app is now available on some Sony TV models.

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Following the launch of iOS 13.2 and watchOS 6.1, Apple today has released macOS Catalina 10.15.1. This update includes over 70 new Emoji, support for AirPods Pro, HomeKit Secure Video, and more. This is the first major update since the launch of macOS Catalina earlier this month.

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October 28

Update: Apple has pulled the HomePod update temporarily whilst it works on resolving the bricking issue. Users are being advised not to factory reset their HomePods if they were already updated to 13.2.

Apple today released iOS 13.2 alongside a new version of HomePod Software with features, including multi-user support and Handoff. Now some users are reporting that their HomePod has been bricked after updating to iOS 13.2, following the Apple Music and Beats 1 outage.

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PSA: Apple Music and Beats 1 currently down for some users [U]

Update: All issues with Apple Music, Beats 1 and Radio Stations have now been fixed according to Apple.

Some users are reporting today a problem with Apple Music and other related services, such as Beats 1 and Radio Stations. According to Apple’s System Status webpage, these services have been experiencing problems for a few hours and the situation has not yet been fixed.

Apple today is releasing the HomePod 13.2 software update with several new features, including multiple users support, Handoff and Ambient Sounds. The update was announced in June at WWDC 2019, but was postponed until October.

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October 23

LumaFusion, a popular mobile video editing app for iOS, has been updated today to version 2.1 with several new features for professional users, including support for external storage, system custom fonts and more for iOS 13 and iPadOS users.

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October 21

iA Writer updated with Dark Mode and more for iOS 13 and iPadOS

iA Writer is one of the most popular text editors for iOS. It offers features for distraction-free text production with shortcuts and Markdown support. The app has been updated today with Dark Mode, multiple windows support, and more features for iOS 13 and iPadOS.

October 17

Adobe first announced Photoshop CC for iPad in October 2018. Since then, we’ve seen little information about the app beyond a quick demo at an Apple special event. According to a Bloomberg report today, the famous photo editor should be available for iPadOS very soon. However, several features will be missing in this first release.

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October 15

We first heard about Apple making its high-end iPhone models in India earlier this year. Today a new report from ET Telecom claims the company has just started the production of the iPhone XR in the country, with plans to also manufacture the iPhone 11 there in the following months. Apple has conducted several production tests over the past few weeks to ensure these devices can be produced at Foxconn Chennai in India.

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October 11

Apple today has released the first developer beta of macOS Catalina 10.15.1. This comes after the official release of the new operating system version for the public earlier this week.

The latest developer release features some of the changes included in the iOS 13.2 beta, such as new emoji and Siri privacy settings.

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Apple Arcade is a new subscription service that offers an entire catalog of games for $4.99 a month. Games can be accessed on multiple devices and shared with up to six family members through iCloud Family Sharing. The platform has been available since September 16 with a trial period of 30 days, so the first subscribers will be charged starting next week.

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October 9

Apple Arcade continues to expand with upcoming ‘Crossy Road Castle’ game

Crossy Road is a popular mobile game that was launched in 2014 for iOS and Android devices. The game was even featured at an Apple special event in 2015 as part of Apple TV demos.

Hipster Whale, the company behind the game, today announced a new franchise title, Crossy Road Castle, which will be available exclusively at Apple Arcade. The announcement was made through a video posted on YouTube.

October 8

iOS 13 and iPadOS users are randomly seeing an iTunes Store error message

A sizeable number of iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users are experiencing an issue with some Apple services at the moment. More specifically, there are some reports about an unknown message that has appeared on iOS 13 and iPadOS. The iTunes Store error simply pops up on the screen unexpectedly and for several times.

October 7

macOS Catalina breaks compatibility with DJ apps that use iTunes libraries

One of the main changes of macOS Catalina is the new Music app that replaces iTunes after 18 years. Although it still allows users to manage songs locally, the new Music app is based on the same experience offered on iOS, which is focused on Apple Music. That change has brought some issues for professionals who work with music programs on the Mac.

Apple has released macOS Catalina today with several new features, including Sidecar. Using a Mac with the latest operating system and an iPad with iPadOS 13, it’s now possible to turn the iPad into a second, fully interactive display. To interact with the Mac system through the iPad, however, users needs an Apple Pencil. And that has limited the functionality of the Sidecar feature for some iPad models.

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After a short testing period, popular live game streaming service Twitch has launched today on the App Store its Apple TV app. Some third-party apps for tvOS were available before, but this is the first time the official Twitch app has launched for Apple’s set-top box.

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