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Michael Potuck


Editor for 9to5Mac and 9to5Google. You’ll find Michael’s articles most often on 9to5Mac where he covers news, reviews, and how-tos. Reach out to Michael with tips, deliberations, and feedback at potuck@9to5mac.com

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Apple begins notifying WWDC 2018 lottery winners ahead of June conference

After announcing WWDC 2018 earlier this month, Apple has officially started confirming lottery winners for WWDC 2018.

Apple has today proposed a new set of emoji to the Unicode Consortium that focuses on accessibility. The new set includes at least nine new emoji.

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Grovemade releases new HomePod stands made from aluminum, wood, and cork to keep away white rings

Grovemade has today announced its latest Apple accessory, the HomePod Stand. The new hand-finished stands offer a clean, minimal aesthetic to prop up your HomePod and prevent the speaker from damaging wood tops.


How to delete and restore iOS’ built-in apps on iPhone

While iOS 10 brought the ability to more or less hide iOS’ built-in apps, you can actually delete them with iOS 11. Follow along below for how to delete and restore the default apps on iPhone.

A new report today from Business Insider shares new projections about how valuable Apple services will be to the company’s growth as iPhone shipments stagnate. Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty believes the company’s services and Apple Watch will be the primary revenue growth drivers over the next five years.

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AR app turns your iPhone X into a useful IKEA furniture instruction manual [Video]

A new app concept gives us a look at how AR can be leveraged to create a better experience than using paper instruction manuals. Specifically, AssembleAR shows what it looks like to use AR to help put together IKEA furniture.

Satechi releases new aluminum USB-C hub with dual video output, Gigabit Ethernet, more

Satechi has today released its latest USB-C hub, the Aluminum Type-C Multimedia Adapter. Packing in almost every I/O you could need, the new adapter even includes Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, mini DisplayPort, and more.

March 21

How to hide information in notification previews on iPhone

Notifications on iPhone can become overwhelming with the myriad of apps that kick out alerts. Follow along for how to make system-wide notifications changes on iPhone as well as customizing them for individual apps.

Apple looks all set to dominate the mobile gaming market as more and more users are picking up their smartphones to play popular titles from developers that previously may have been reserved for consoles. Here’s why iOS has a big advantage over Android when it comes to gaming.

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Instagram update brings hashtags and profile links to bios, may copy Snapchat QR codes

Instagram has today released an update that brings two new features to the social media platform: the ability to add hashtags and profile links to a user’s bio.

March 20

How to deactivate/delete your Facebook account or change privacy settings on iPhone

Whether you’ve been considering changing how you use Facebook for a while or the latest news about how the social media service has shared user data has caused some concerns, there are some easy ways make some adjustments. Follow along for how to deactivate or delete your account, or dial in your privacy settings.

Apple’s Michigan Avenue, Chicago flagship store has been officially put up for sale by its landlord, Walton Street Capital.

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Trello iOS app sees major update with multi-select support, Custom Fields Power-Up, drag and drop, more

Trello, the popular app for home and work organization and project management has released a major update for its iOS app today. The refresh brings its Custom Fields Power-Up functionality, clickable links in checklists and comments, multi-select and drag and drop support, and more.

ElevationLab has today released its newest iPhone accessory, CordDock. The idea behind this product is an iPhone stand that allows users to dock and undock their iPhone easily while effortlessly being able to choose to keep it charging/syncing via an included MFi Lightning cable or to disconnect it totally. Video and more details after the break.

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The US Federal Trade Commission is opening an investigation looking into whether Facebook misused the personal data of its users.

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March 19

How to set up Family Sharing and create a child’s Apple ID on iPhone and iPad

Family Sharing is a handy feature that Apple offers to let up to six people share things like iCloud Storage, Apple Music, iTune purchases, location data, and more. Whether you’ve never needed the feature before or just want to get it set up for the first time, follow along for how to start using Family Sharing.

Tesla now accepts Apple Pay payments from customers reserving the new Model 3 electric vehicle. As the company ramps up production of its most affordable EV yet, supporting Apple’s payment platform makes reservations easier and faster than ever.

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March 16

How to keep apps from disappearing from your iPhone by turning off app offloading

Have you noticed apps disappearing from your iPhone or iPad? There might be a simple explanation to what’s going on, a new feature that automatically offloads unused apps from your iOS devices. Follow along for how to turn this feature off.

Apple sends out invitations to developers for workshop in Paris

Apple has begun sending out a limited number of invitations to a developer workshop. It’ll be held next week at the Station F start-up incubator in Paris.

We reported last month that several rare items signed by Steve Jobs would be going up for auction. Now, the auctions have been completed and one of the most sought after items went for over $170,000, three times its estimated value.

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