Greg Barbosa

@gregbarbosa

Greg is the Product Manager across our network of sites (9to5Mac, 9to5Google, 9to5Toys, and Electrek), and a writer for 9to5Mac.

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May 25

AAPL: 153.87

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Apple has released a new environment focused video today in the same style as those shown off last month celebrating Earth Day. The previously shared videos discussed the company’s environmental efforts and the science behind it all. The comical illustrations featured Apple Execs like Vice President Lisa Jackson.

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May 24

AAPL: 153.34

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Officially unveiling its new Maker tier today, IFTTT hopes to draw more developers to its connected services platform. The new tier will allow developers to more finely tune their Applets with multiple services, and even add in more triggered actions. Today’s announcement is a follow up on IFTTT’s partnership program from last year where they began working directly with companies like BMW and Spotify.

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The best 4K & 5K displays for Mac

9to5toys 

May 22

AAPL: 153.99

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Following the leaks of the iPad Pro cases earlier this morning, we were able to get our hands on our own 10.5-inch iPad Pro case. The case, manufactured by Pelican, helps gives us clear direction on what to expect with Apple’s upcoming iPad Pro.

We spent some time with the case and compared it to Apple’s current 9.7-inch iPad Pro and Silicone Case.

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May 18

AAPL: 152.54

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Following up on the experience it brought to iOS, Vevo is bringing its reimagined 10-foot interface to tvOS. Available soon on the fourth generation Apple TV, Vevo’s new app looks to make finding and enjoying music videos as easy as possible.

The app introduces curated playlists and artist stations to the music video experience. Seeing an average global viewership of 23 billion views a month, Vevo sees the living room as an obvious next step for its entertainment app.

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May 16

AAPL: 155.47

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As the competition grows in the wireless headphone market led by Apple’s AirPods, Bragi is adding two new products to its lineup today. The Dash PRO and The Dash PRO tailored by Starkey are Bragi’s latest successors to the original Dash. Introducing a new OS that brings real-time audio translation and new hardware for one-touch Bluetooth pairing, The Dash PRO looks to revamp the user experience.

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9to5google 

May 12

AAPL: 156.10

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Satechi has just announced the availability of its take on the USB-C hub for the 2016 MacBook Pro. While USB-C ports may be standard in a few years, today they’re just not, and many creatives still rely on external hubs to get their work done. Satechi’s new aluminum Type-C Pro Hub will bring back the ports and expansion power users need.

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May 11

AAPL: 153.95

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With the flurry of Apple Music and Beats 1 content coming to the platforms every month, it can be difficult to keep up. With exclusives like Harry Styles’ documentary and Lars Ulrich’s new show, your potential favorites can be easily missed. With our new “What’s Coming” series, we hope to keep you on top of all the latest and upcoming exclusive releases.

We’re a third of the way into May and new films are still being announced for the month with even more coming in June. We’ll be sure to update the list here as new information is released, so be sure to bookmark this page. Let’s dive right in and see what you’ll be able to catch on Apple Music and Beats 1 starting in May and June 2017.

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May 10

AAPL: 153.26

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electrek 

Imagination Technologies, the company behind the PowerVR GPU tech seen in Apple’s AX chips, has announced the first chip based off of its new Furian architecture. The PowerVR Series8XT GT8525 introduces significant enhancements in mobile graphic performance. The very type of performance that could find a home in future devices that have a focus on AR/VR requirements…

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May 9

AAPL: 153.99

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May 8

AAPL: 153.01

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Workflow, the automation app recently acquired by Apple, has just released a new update with bug fixes and the return of Google Chrome and Pocket functionality. The actions which were originally pulled after the Apple acquisition, were added alongside the introduction of two new Apple Music features.

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Artist's rendition of Apple's Galway Data Center
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Update 05/09/2017: Reno city official’s were able to confirm to 9to5Mac, the parcel of land up for Apple’s purchase. Image in post has been updated.

Reno City Council is set to discuss Apple potentially purchasing a half-city block of land for a new facility, according to KRNV. If accepted, this would follow Apple’s decisions in building out a $50 million data center in Reno.

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9to5toys 

May 5

AAPL: 148.96

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What originally began as Tidal exclusives, Prince’s future catalog of work may find its way onto Apple Music. Troy Carter, Spotify executive and Prince’s entertainment estate advisor, is currently negotiating deals to have unreleased footage of the late popstar exclusively available on a music streaming platform. Sources told Billboard that although Carter works for Spotify, the deals are being shopped with music streaming company’s rivals as well.

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A new piece of backdoor malware originally discovered on Windows has found a new home in macOS. Disguising itself as a legitimate Adobe Flash Player installer, the malware burrows into pre-existing macOS folders making it harder to spot. Having used a valid developer’s certificate, the malware was set to run free on macOS even with Gatekeeper enabled.

These certificates were created to help validate applications with Gatekeeper, but lately have been used to spread malicious software. This is the second reported malware incident in the past week using a valid certificate.

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May 4

AAPL: 146.53

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Premiering today, EPIX’s new EPIX Cast feature will allow users to cast TV shows and movies from their devices to any connected TV. Without the need for new hardware, users will be able to easily enjoy their EPIX favorites on their existing Smart TVs.

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9to5google 

May 3

AAPL: 147.06

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May 2

AAPL: 147.51

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Facebook has begun rolling out its Instant Games on Messenger to worldwide audiences today. Today’s rollout also means that Messenger will be seeing many of the new features announced at Facebook’s F8 conference. The Messenger features will allow developers to create deeper gameplay experiences utilizing the newest APIs within the platform.

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April 28

AAPL: 143.65

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Continuing with this week’s flow of supposed iPhone 8 leaks, Benjamin Geskin is back at it again today. The latest images show off the iPhone 8’s mold with the new vertical dual-lens camera system lining up with his previous leaks.

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electrek 

Taking to Twitter, leaker Sonny Dickson has shared more alleged details on the rumored upcoming Siri speaker. Introducing some new concepts not previously shared, Dickson believes that the speaker could see its debut at this year’s WWDC.

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