Apple TV+ kids show Stillwater wins a Peabody


Apple original series Stillwater won a Peabody Award.
Apple original series Stillwater won a Peabody Award.
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Apple TV+ original animated series Stillwater won a Peabody Award today for excellence in storytelling, and for work that encourages empathy. Actor Goldie Hawn, who has worked extensively with kids on various forms of programming, presented the award in a video.

AirBuddy makes your AirPods work better with your Mac


Instantly play your Mac's audio with this app
AirBuddy connects your AirPods to your Mac with a single click.
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We’ve all been there: You’re running late for a video meeting and you’ve only got a few moments to pull up your presentation and speak to your entire team. In between the dog barking, construction happening just outside your window, and having misplaced your charger, the last thing you want to deal with are audio and connectivity issues between your AirPods and your Mac.

Microsoft copies Apple, puts Android apps on Windows 11


Microsoft copies Apple, puts Android apps on Windows 11
Running phone apps on a desktop or notebook. Now where have I heard of that before?
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Windows 11 borrows a page from Apple’s playbook and can run applications created for phones. In the case of Microsoft’s just-announced operating system update, users will be able to install Android apps from Amazon’s software store.

That’s quite similar to M1-based Mac’s ability to run iOS and iPadOS software as easily as macOS apps.

Travel-friendly PlugBug Duo adds two USB ports to your MacBook charger


Twelve South PlugBug Duo
Do more with your MacBook charger.
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Twelve South’s brilliant PlugBug Duo makes your MacBook charger even more useful by adding two USB ports that you can use to charge your iPhone, iPad and other accessories on the go.

If you’re gearing up for summer travels with your MacBook, get yours today from the Cult of Mac Store for just $39.99.

New Time to Walk stories for Apple Fitness+ feature Randall Park, Stephen Fry and others


Time to Walk
More inspirational stories to get you pumped.
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Apple is debuting new episodes of its Time to Walk stories for Apple Fitness+. The new episodes, featuring Randall Park, Michaela Jaé “MJ” Rodriguez, Stephen Fry, Anthony Joshua, and others, will arrive starting June 28.

On the same day Apple will also introduce an Artist Spotlight series, boasting workouts with workouts set to playlists from individual artists — like Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Lady Gaga.

Here’s when Foundation and other big shows hit Apple TV+


Foundation is coming to Apple TV+ next year.
Foundation on Apple TV+ will be a mix of Star Wars and Game of Thrones.
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The wait for the Apple TV+ adaptation of Foundation is almost over. The same goes for The Problem With Jon Stewart. Apple’s streaming service announced the premiere dates for these shows and more, all coming this fall.

The free Apple TV+ trial offered when the service debuted runs out at the end of June, and the iPhone-maker is trying to build excitement for upcoming series by announcing their debut dates.

iPhone 13 will come with new, improved batteries and faster 5G for many users


iPhone 12
Are you excited about iPhone 13?
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The next-gen iPhone will boast “more flexible SiP battery modules and LCP antenna modules,” backing up previous rumors that it will come with a new, improved battery and bring new ultra-speedy mmWave 5G to new countries.

A report published Thursday by Digitimes noted that these are two of the big changes expected for this year’s iPhone refresh. Other than this, the iPhone 13 (or whatever Apple opts to call it) will reportedly “see few changes.” Fortunately, from the sound of things that might include pricing.

Maximize your adventures with the World Traveler Bundle, featuring Rosetta Stone


This bundle includes every travel hack you ever need
Make travel more enjoyable with this bundle of hacks and more.
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The world is opening up again, meaning it’s the perfect opportunity to dust off your passport and visit the places you’ve always wanted to go. The World Traveler Bundle Featuring Rosetta Stone Lifetime Subscription includes everything you need to maximize your travels and enjoy visiting new frontiers to the fullest.

House committee approves antitrust legislation that could hit Apple hard


App Store faces barrage of antitrust charges
Apple's antitrust woes look set to continue.
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A House committee approved antitrust legislation Thursday that threatens many big tech companies — Apple included. In a 24 to 20 vote early this morning, the committee approved the American Choice and Innovation Online Act.

The bill, which still needs to pass the full House, seeks to stop big platforms from advantaging their own products or services over those made by others. That could affect Apple, which not only owns and operates the App Store distribution platform, but also makes products that compete with some of the apps distributed through said store.

Today in Apple history: iPhone 4 arrives with glorious Retina display


The iPhone 4 marked the culmination of Steve Jobs' career at Apple.
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June 24: Today in Apple history: iPhone 4 arrives with glorious Retina display June 24, 2010: Apple’s fourth-generation smartphone, the iPhone 4, goes on sale.

While the device is perhaps most remembered for the infamous “Antennagate,” it is otherwise a pretty great handset. In its first weekend, it sells 1.7 million units. That’s a major triumph for Apple.