Kevin Durant TV show gets ordered to series by Apple

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Kevin Durant is branching into TV.
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The early-life of NBA superstar Kevin Durant is set to become the focus of Apple’s latest TV show project.

Apple reportedly ordered Durant’s “Swagger” TV show to series this week, adding the sports-based drama to its growing roster of TV shows as the company prepares to launch its original content package next year.

Biometric AirPods might fit better than ever

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We're ready for new AirPods.
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Left and right ear versions of AirPods could soon be a relic of the past, based on one of Apple’s most recent patents that envisions a one-size-fits-all version of earbuds.

Apple’s completely redesigned AirPods aren’t expected to arrive until 2020, but if they use some of the tech proposed in the recently disclosed filing, they could be the smartest earbuds we’ve ever seen.

Apple store adds 10% discount for vets and military

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Apple is lowering prices for the military.
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Buying a new iPhone XS just got a lot more affordable for anyone that has served is or is currently surviving in the U.S. Military.

Apple revealed today that it has launched a new website that gives a 10% discount to vets and active military members that the company says is an expression of its gratitude for service.

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Porn is getting the boot from Tumblr.
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Why HomePod’s ‘Hey Siri’ will blow you away

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The HomePod's ability to hear at full volume is one of the most impressive feats.
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Apple pulled back the curtain on some of the most complicated features of its HomePod smart speaker this morning with a new blog post that details the machine learning tech that goes into its ‘Hey Siri’ detection.

One of the biggest challenges with making a smart speaker is not only figuring out what to listen for but also what sounds to discard in the process. Apple’s engineers have come up with a number of interesting methods to make Siri work even when you’re blasting tunes our of the HomePod’s speakers.

Japan’s decotora trucks skirt-skirt into new ‘Shot on iPhone’ ad

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Dectora trucks are unlike any car in the world.
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Apple puts the iPhone’s low-light shooting capabilities on full display in a new “Shot on iPhone” ad that gives viewers a glimpse inside Japan’s decotora truck craze.

The incredible new video follows Kazuya Sekino, creator of Lady Misaki, a decorated truck with hundreds of LED lights. Apple’s trippy two-minute ad showcases the art of Japan’s many decotora trucks. It also highlights all the good things they do for the community.

Get ready to go for a ride!

NYC plans to make AirDropping dick pics a crime

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AirDrop is one of iPhone's best features but it has a dark side.
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My friend Tyler is a world traveler. Tyler has a favorite game he likes to play on his iPhone. When he’s in a busy area like an airport, he likes to AirDrop a picture of his naked ass next to a waterfall to unspecting iPhone users.

The photo is fairly harmless and usually draws some laughs. But the next time Tyler flies through New York City, his favorite game could earn him some jailtime thanks to a newly proposed law that would make it illegal to send sexually explicit images to anyone that doesn’t want to received them (which is pretty much everyone).

It only costs $5 to game Apple’s Podcast charts

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Making a "chart-topping" podcast isn't that hard.
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Scoring a top spot on Apple’s podcast charts is a lot easier — and a lot cheaper — than most listeners probably realize.

Many podcast fans use Apple’s charts on iTunes and its iOS app to find new shows and gauge what’s popular right now. However, an intriguing new report reveals that some shows are paying for a place at the top and its shockingly inexpensive to game the charts.

DJI’s Osmo Pocket is a tiny gimbal that shoots 4K video

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Osmo Pocket is impossibly small.
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The biggest drone company in the world just came out with the world’s tiniest gimbal and it could be a total game changer.

DJI hosted an event in New York City today where the drone-maker unleashed its smallest creation ever: the Osmo Pocket. While most gimbal companies are busy making a big gimbal to put your iPhone or DSLR on, DJI just made a gimbal with its own camera that attaches to your iPhone.

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Fortnite now runs at 60fps on iPhone XR, XS and XS Max

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Fortnite looks as good on the iPhone XS as it does on PS4.
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Fortnite players on iPhone just scored a huge advantage over their adversaries on Android and Nintendo Switch.

Epic Games has optimized the iOS version of Fortnite in its latest patch so that it runs at 60fps on the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR, making the game look better than ever.