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Netflix Downloads for You puts suggested shows right onto your iPhone
Unlike Epic Games, Netflix wasn’t banned from the App Store when it did an end run around Apple’s in-app purchase system.
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Print a variety of useful AirTag holders with these free 3D models

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Print a variety of useful AirTag holders with these free 3D models
Don’t buy when you can 3D print an AirTag holder. Like this bike mount.
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It’s not necessary to buy an accessory to attach an Apple AirTag to your keys, bike or dog’s collar if you own a 3D printer. There are tons of CAD files with options to connect the recently released item tracker to various objects. And all of them are free to use.

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Read Epic Games' reasonable idea for opening up the App Store
The CEO of Epic Games had an idea for making the App Store more open. It’s likely to find some support.
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Not just you: Several Apple online services are having ‘issues’ [Updated]

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Not just you: Several Apple online services are having ‘issues’
Problems with multiple iCloud services are preventing some users from accessing them.
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Anyone having trouble with Apple’s Find My service, or signing into iCloud, can stop rebooting their devices trying to fix the problem. Apple itself reports that four of its online services are currently experiencing problems.

Update: Apple reports that all four previously malfunctioning services are now fixed.

Snap up some cheap AAPL stock while it’s tanking

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AAPL shares took a nosedive on Tuesday
Apple’s stock price went down quite a bit.Perhaps now’s the time to buy
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Apple shares spent much of Tuesday down 4% in value. The AAPL selloff was part part of a general drop in tech stocks amidst fears of a rise in interest rates.

At one point during the day, the value of each AAPL stock had dropped about $5.30. That’s a decrease of roughly $88 billion in Apple’s $2.1 trillion market capitalization.

Update: Apple shares finished the day down 3.54%.

Ted Lasso and Stillwater score Peabody nominations for Apple TV+

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Bumbling coach Ted Lasso is back, and headed for Apple TV+.
Jason Sudeik stars in Ted Lasso, a fish-out-of-water comedy for Apple TV+.
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Peabody Award nominations went out Tuesday to Apple comedy series Ted Lasso as well as the children’s program Stillwater.

The annual Peabodys honor excellence in broadcasting the same way Pulitzers recognize outstanding journalism. The awards “reflect the pressing social issues and the vibrant emerging voices of our day,” according to the National Association of Broadcasters.

Steve Jobs once called Facebook ‘Fecebooks’

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Steve Jobs once called Facebook ‘Fecebooks’
Typo? Or cutting insult? Apple’s former CEO once used the term “Fecebooks.”
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Disagreements between Apple and Facebook have made headlines recently, but bad blood between the two companies dates back decades. In 2011, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs even called the social-networking service “Fecebooks.”

Tom Hanks returns to Apple TV+ in sci-fi heart-warmer Finch

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‘Greyhound’ launches on Apple TV+ on July 10.
Everyone loves to love Tom Hanks, and he’s starring in his second Apple TV+ movie.
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Screen legend Tom Hanks will reportedly soon star in a second Apple TV+ movie. Finch will be the story of a man, a robot and a dog.

It follows Hanks’ Oscar-nominated Greyhound, which ended up on Apple’s streaming video service last summer when the pandemic closed theaters.