Tim Cook talks climate change at sustainability nonprofit event in New York


Tim Cook talks climate change at sustainability nonprofit event in New York
Tim Cook has pushed sustainability throughout his time as Apple CEO.
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Tim Cook talked Apple’s commitment to sustainability and renewable energy in a keynote speech at the Ceres 30th Anniversary Gala in New York City Monday night.

Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit that works with companies to tackle environmental issues. Cook described how Apple views battling climate change as an opportunity.


App Store
The App Store racked up 200 million downloads in less than five months.
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Apple premieres See for TV+ in California


See will be available on Apple TV+ starting November 1.
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Apple this week premiered See, a new original for Apple TV+, at the Regency Village Theater in Westwood, California.

It is Apple’s third premiere in recent weeks as it prepares for the launch of TV+ on November 1. See star Jason Momoa and follow cast members attended the event on Monday night.

Pokémon GO is blasting off again with new GO Battle League


Pokémon GO is blasting off again with new GO Battle League
Feature will launch in early 2020.
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Pokémon GO is expanding its focus on player vs. player battling with the addition of an upcoming new feature called GO Battle League.

The feature will build on the existing Trainer Battles features. These launched in late 2018. However, the new Battle League promises to up the ante. Although you’ll have to wait a few months to try it out.

Adobe Illustrator heads for iPad in 2020


Adobe Illustrator for iPad
Apple’s tablets would take another step toward parity with MacBook if Illustrator for iPad is real.
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An iPad version of the Adobe Illustrator professional drawing tool is in development, according to an unconfirmed report.

This apparently indicates Adobe is in the midst of converting several of its desktop tools to iPadOS, as Photoshop for iPad is also scheduled to debut sometime next year.

Save $99 on Apple Watch 4, $30 on AirPods [Deals & Steals]


And get Logitech Crayon at its lowest price yet!
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It’s time to treat yourself to an Apple Watch upgrade. Amazon is now offering Series 4 models at a brand-new low, with up to $99 off for a limited time. Prices start at just $347 for a 40mm model with GPS.

Today’s Deals & Steals roundup also shows you where to get $20 off the excellent Logitech Crayon — the biggest discount yet — and up to $30 off the newest AirPods. You also can save a whopping 60% on a sweet 32-inch monitor from LG.

How to mute annoying email threads in iOS 13


Mute email
Mute entire email threads as easily as muting your music.
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Have you ever been part of one of those threads where your boss sends out a fairly benign yet pointless email, and then one of your less-smart co-workers hijacks the thread with reply-alls about dress code for the upcoming office team-building excursion? Before long, the thread is an embarrassing morass of arguments on whether sneakers count as casual shoes, and who will sit where during dinner.

Your moronic co-worker (hopefully) ends up getting a do-not-promote mark in their personnel file. While you, thanks to today’s tip, manage not only to stay above the fray, but to completely ignore it. That’s because you’re about to see how easy it is to mute an email thread so you never have to see it again.