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Michael Potuck

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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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July 20

Google Earth for iOS receives handy measure tool to calculate distance and area

Google Earth on iOS has been updated with one of the most requested features: a measurement tool.

Amazon iPhone app adds AR ‘part finder’ for identifying and buying small hardware like screws

Amazon has made a handy new addition to its camera features on its iOS app. The new “part finder” users augmented reality to help users identify and buy small hardware like screws, nuts, bolts, and more.

Mac: How to forget wireless networks

Over time, your Mac will likely build up a large amount of networks that it has connected to. Whether you want to do some general tidying up, or have a specific network you want to forget, follow along below.

July 19

Fortnite has become an insanely popular game and we heard last month that the title’s debut on iOS generated $100 million in revenue in just three months. Now, a new report says that the battle royale blockbuster has hit over $1 billion in sales across all platforms.

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Instagram has today rolled out a new feature to let users see when their friends are on the platform and available to chat.

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Sylvania HomeKit Light Strip

LinkedIn upgrades messaging with attachment support, group messages, mentions, more

LinkedIn is bringing a slew of updates to is messaging service to improve both professional and personal conversations.

ElevationLab has unveiled its latest iPhone focused accessory, the NightPad Wireless Charger. The company’s take features a super clean design focused on removing distractions like LEDs and loud logos.

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iPhone: How to disable volume buttons from changing ringtones and text alerts

Do you find yourself accidentally changing your ringtone volume level with the physical buttons on your iPhone in your pocket, bag, or purse? Follow along for how to keep your ringtone volume fixed for calls, texts, and more.

July 18

Corning has announced its latest innovation to be used in future smartphones, Gorilla Glass 6. The newest product has been engineered to better withstand multiple drops and can also survive falls from greater heights than its predecessor, Gorilla Glass 5.

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August touts 1 million smart lock and door bell camera customers since 2013

The popular smart lock and doorbell camera maker, August, has today announced it has hit 1 million users. The milestone comes after August’s first smart lock hit the market back in 2013.

Mac: How to check for updates

Whether you’re new to Mac or haven’t updated software in macOS in a while, follow along below for how to check for updates.

July 17

Flir unveils One Pro LT thermal image camera for iPhone with more affordable price

Flir has released its newest professional-grade thermal image camera for iPhone today, the One Pro LT. This new model features the same core benefits of the popular One Pro model but at a more affordable price.

Mophie has today introduced a new lineup of power banks that makes it more convenient than ever to keep your iPhone and iPad juiced up. All four of the latest portable batteries feature a Lightning port for both charging the bank and your devices, while two of them also feature an integrated Lightning cable.

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macOS Mojave: How to use new screenshot and screencast tools without Grab

With some similarities to last year’s screenshot updates that came with iOS 11, macOS Mojave offers up some handy new functionality and changes to taking screenshots. Follow along for what’s new and how to use the new features.

July 16

Apple has today confirmed the 70 new emoji that will be coming to iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac this fall.

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Starting this month, Skype users will be able record video calls natively within the Mac and iOS apps. The new cloud-based feature will work with group calls as well as capturing screen sharing.

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How to fix stuck MacBook and MacBook Pro keybaord

It can be a frustrating experience to have the butterfly keyboard become unresponsive due to dust and other seemingly tiny debris. While it’s great that Apple introduced a service program to fix affected keyboards for free, would you like to try to fix your stuck keys at home? Follow along below…

July 13

How to turn True Tone on and off for macOS and iOS

First launched with the iPad Pro back in 2016, Apple’s True Tone display technology has made its way to the latest iPhones, and most recently its 2018 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros. Follow along for how to turn this feature on and off.

July 12

Canary launches ‘Safety Button’ SOS feature for iOS app with precise location tracking

Canary, maker of smart home security cameras has unveiled a new SOS feature today that works with its iOS app anywhere users have an Internet connection.

How to prepare your Mac for an upgrade to a new MacBook Pro

Apple today updated its MacBook Pro lineup, bringing Intel’s 8th generation processors, True Tone display, a third-generation butterfly keyboard and more to the 13- and 15-inch notebooks. If you’re going to be upgrading, follow along for how to get ready to switch to a new MacBook Pro.

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