Don’t miss this juicy Just Mobile deal on iPhone 11 essentials

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Don't let your new iPhone 11 go out unprotected.
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You’ve just spent a small fortune on a brand new iPhone. The last thing you want to do is break it right away. Get all-around protection with a juicy deal on this brilliant Just Mobile duo.

Pick up the new Tenc Air case for iPhone 11, 11 Pro, or 11 Max and get an Xkin tempered glass screen protector for half the usual price. Then forget worrying about scuffs and scratches!

Facebook eyes 2023 launch for smart glasses project

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Zuckerberg has reportedly asked that the project be made a priority.
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Apple’s long-rumored AR glasses project could get some competition from the world’s biggest social network company.

Facebook is reportedly developing its own augmented reality glasses. The social network recently struck a partnership with Ray-Ban parent company Luxottica to speed the product along, according to a new report.

How to stop your kids from wasting their lives on Apple Arcade

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Say Sayonara to arguments with your kids.
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New subscription gaming service Apple Arcade is here1, and it looks like an incredible deal. For just $5 per month, everyone in your family gets unlimited access to dozens of exclusive games (with a free month-long trial to check it out). Even better for parents, there are no in-app purchases in Apple Arcade, so your kids won’t be begging you to buy more coins or whatever every five minutes.

However, they can still spend way too much time on games when they should be out playing with kilometer-zero, organic wooden toys, or pretending that old washing machine delivery box is a panic room. Thankfully, Apple’s own Screen Time feature already works with Apple Arcade, so you can restrict access to any and all games.

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Protect your iPhone while showing it off.
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Pricier iPhone 11 Pro models outsell cheaper iPhone 11

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Despite starting at $300 more than the more basic iPhone 11, Apple’s Pro series is selling well.
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Combined sales of the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max are higher than for the more affordable non-Pro version, according to a reliable analyst.

The top-tier models are reportedly selling better than their replacements did at the same time last year.

Save $30 on AirPods, $100 on Mac mini [Deals & Steals]

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And find big discounts on awesome Twelve South products.
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You can now enjoy one of the biggest discounts we’ve seen so far on Apple’s newest AirPods, with $30 off the wireless charging models for a limited time. Get yours before your brand new iPhone arrives on Friday!

And find other awesome offers in today’s Deals & Steals roundup. There’s $100 off the brand new entry-level Mac mini, $25 off the newest Amazon Echo Show, $13.26 off the gorgeous Forté stand for Apple Watch, and $10 off the AirFly for AirPods.

Plus, you can pick up Anker’s brilliant wireless charging pad — compatible with the newest iPhone lineup — for under $11.50.

Snapchat’s 3D Camera Mode lands exclusively on iPhones with Face ID

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Snapchat just added another dimension to photos.
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Snapchat just added another cool feature to distinguish it from Instagram but you’ll need to have one of the newest iPhones to use it.

A new 3D Camera Mode is rolling out to users today, allowing you to create and share images that have a 3D depth effect as you tilt your display in different directions. It’s the same feature that debuted on the newest version of Snap’s Spectacles, only now you can create them from your iPhone.

Take a look at all the possibilities 3D Camera Mode unlocks:

NBC’s Peacock takes on Apple TV+ with Battlestar Galactica reboot nobody wants

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NBCUniversal decided to call its streaming-video service Peacock. And the jokes practically write themselves.
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NBCUniversal has given a somewhat questionable name to its upcoming streaming video service: Peacock.

It will face tough competition from Netflix, Hulu and Apple TV+, but will be able to offer classics like The Office and Parks and Recreation, as well as a second reboot of Battlestar Galactica.

Amazon Music HD just upped the ante with lossless audio tier

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Amazon is throwing down the gauntlet to rivals.
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Amazon has launched a new lossless tier of its music service, called Amazon Music HD. The new HD tier costs $14.99 per month or $12.99 per month to Amazon Prime subscribers.

Amazon Music HD offers more than 50 million high-resolution tracks at CD quality and higher, courtesy of 16-bit files and sample rates of 44.1kHZ and above. It also promises “millions of tracks” in ultra high-def for the true music quality connoisseur.