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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.

February 6

Yesterday Apple released the first developer betas as part of its next round of software releases: iOS 13.4, iPadOS 13.4, macOS 10.15.4, tvOS 13.4, and watchOS 6.2. We’ve already discovered some new things hidden in the system, such as the new CarKey API, and now 9to5Mac has found references to a new Apple TV model in the tvOS 13.4 beta code.

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February 5

Apple today released the first beta version of iOS 13.4 for developers, and now 9to5Mac has found evidence of a new feature that will make it possible to use the iPhone as a car key, and more.

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A flowchart is commonly used to demonstrate the stages of a process, decisions to be made in a project, or to get your workflow organized. Although it’s possible to create diagrams in vector software, they are not exactly appropriate for this purpose.

With that in mind, developer Lukas Kubanek and his team developed Diagrams, a simple but powerful Mac app that makes it easy to create flowcharts.

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February 4

Microsoft today released an update to the Outlook app for iOS with full support for iPad multitasking features, including Split View and Slide Over. This came after the company promised to add these new features last year.

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January 31

Popular third-party podcast player Overcast has been updated today with some exciting new features and improvements. Now, Overcast users can listen to their favorite podcasts through Apple’s AirPlay 2 technology.

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January 29

Apple announces HomePod is officially coming to India

The HomePod was launched in the United States back in 2017 and since then its expansion around the world has been quite slow. And after being launched in Japan last year, the company confirmed today that the HomePod will also be available shortly in India.

January 28

After some users complained about the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro tracking location data even when the location services are turned off, Apple has added a new option in iOS 13.3.1 that disable the new Ultra Wideband U1 chip.

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January 24

Apple today released the third developer beta of macOS Catalina 10.15.3. This comes as Apple earlier this week released the third developer betas of iOS 13.3.1, iPadOS 13.3.1, watchOS 6.1.2, and tvOS 13.3.1. The company does not specify what’s new in the update, but it likely focuses on performance improvements, security updates, and bug fixes.

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Update: According to Apple, the problem has already been solved. The Apple Support account on Twitter suggests that users who are still experiencing the issue should restart the devices.

Apple’s System Status webpage indicates today that some users may experience problems with the App Store. The company says that App Store users “are experiencing a problem with this service,” and that they are “investigating this issue.” According to developers, it’s not currently possible to successfully get in-app purchases.

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January 23

Apple had already renewed its original Carpool Karaoke spin-off series for a third season last summer, but we haven’t heard anything more about it since then. But James Corden, who runs the show, released today on his YouTube channel the official trailer for the third season of Apple’s Carpool Karaoke: The Series.

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January 22

Update: iOS 13.3.1 beta 3, iPadOS 13.3.1 beta 3, watchOS 6.1.2 beta 3, and tvOS 13.3.1 beta 3 now available for developers. Apple is also releasing the third public beta versions today as well.

Apple is today releasing the third developer beta of iOS 13.3.1 and iPadOS 13.3.1. This comes a week after the second beta release. iOS 13.3.1 focuses on bug fixes and performance improvements.

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January 20

Mac: How to fix and restart the Touch Bar when it stops working

The Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro offers a variety of shortcuts according to each application, but sometimes it doesn’t work as expected. Users may eventually experience unexpected behaviors with it such as freezes or specific buttons not responding.

If this has happened to you, be aware that you can fix it without having to restart your Mac, so follow along for how to fix the Touch Bar when it stops working.

January 16

The Unofficial Apple Archive, a website that gathers hundreds of videos and images from Apple campaigns since 1977, has launched, and we’ve made a roundup of the weird and wonderful standouts.

Created by Sam Henri Gold, the archive goes beyond what we already know about the company. It also revealed some campaigns that have not been previously seen, including unreleased advertisements and internal materials from the marketing team.

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January 15

Fortnite continues to be one of the most popular games of the moment, and today Epic Games announced new features for players who have an iPhone or an iPad. A new update to the iOS version of the game improves compatibility with joysticks and also adds 120 FPS gameplay on compatible devices for the first time.

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January 14

Update: iOS 13.3.1 beta 2, iPadOS 13.3.1 beta 2, macOS Catalina 10.15.3 beta 2, watchOS 6.1.2 beta 2, and tvOS 13.3.1 beta 2 now available for developers. Apple is also releasing the second public beta versions today as well.

Apple today is releasing the second developer beta of iOS 13.3.1 and iPadOS 13.3.1. This comes after a month without any new beta releases due to the holiday recesses. iOS 13.3.1 focuses on bug fixes and performance improvements.

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Apple releases Xcode 11.3.1 update for developers

Apple has just released Xcode 11.3.1 for developers — the tool used to create iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS apps. This week’s update features overall improvements and bug fixes, including enhancements to compile Swift files.

January 13

With the launch of the 16-inch MacBook Pro and the new Mac Pro, Apple is increasingly focusing on the professional consumer market. Now we have found evidence that the company is working on a new feature for macOS that should further improve the workflow for professionals.

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January 10

If you use Instagram a lot, you probably know what a Boomerang is — those short videos played in a loop.

Starting today, users of the social network will have three new options to share Boomerang Stories: SloMo, Echo, and Duo. The announcement is an attempt to keep Instagram attractive to users, especially with the increasing competition.

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January 7

It’s always been possible to send messages through Apple Watch, but not in the same way as on an iPhone because of the obvious differences in screen size. While Apple suggests that using voice dictation is the best way to share something, developer Adam Foot came up with a different idea. He created Shift Keyboard, an app that puts a real keyboard on the Apple Watch screen.

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January 6

The new Mac Pro is here, and Apple says this is the ideal computer for heavy tasks like programming and video editing. But can this machine handle heavy games? YouTuber Quinn Nelson tested it and published the rather disappointing result on his channel Snazzy Labs.

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