Share the misery by reporting traffic problems to Google Maps


Report traffic problems with Google Maps
Warn your fellow Google Maps users of crashes, speed traps and other traffic slowdowns.
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Google Maps already alerts drivers about crashes and other traffic slowdowns, but the app is just now allowing users to report these incidents on their iPhone.

This has long been a feature of Waze, Google’s other iOS navigation app.

Fitbit hopes to copy Apple Watch’s ECG


Fitbit Ionic takes on Apple Watch
Fitbit’s offerings have become more sophisticated as they try to catch up to Apple Watch.
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A highlight of the Apple Watch is the ability to tell if the wearer has a heart problem called atrial fibrillation, and rival wearable-maker Fitbit is working to add AFib detection to its smart watches.


Apple Arcade
Apple Arcade is a great deal, but it might be time to drop out if it’s not right for you.
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Emily Dickinson faces Death in latest Apple TV+ trailer


Death kindly stops by Dickinson
Death kindly stops to visit Emily Dickinson.
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Emily Dickinson’s poems often dealt with death and immortality, and that’s reflected in the second trailer for Apple TV+’s Dickinson. She finds herself facing the personification of Death, as well as struggling to make her poetry immortal in a world of men.

Watch it now:

FCC approval makes T-Mobile/Sprint merger almost a done deal


FCC chairman Ajit Pai isn’t down with China Mobile coming to the United States.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai openly supports the big T-Mobile/Sprint merger.
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The Federal Communications Commission reportedly will grant approval for the multibillion-dollar merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. This is one of the last hurdles before the third- and fourth-largest U.S. carriers can blend into a single entity almost as large as AT&T and Verizon.

Luna Display turns your dusty old Mac into a second screen


Luna Display Mac-to-Mac mode
The MacBook on right is supplying a second screen for the one of the left, thanks to Luna Display Mac-to-Mac mode.
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While there are multiple options for using an iPad as a Mac’s second screen, Luna Display is adding a twist: the option to let one Mac take over another Mac’s screen.

This, for example, lets an iMac easily use a MacBook’s display.

EU antitrust regulators start Apple Pay inquiry


Norwegian Apple Pay
Apple Pay is available in many European countries, including Norway.
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Apple Pay, the iPhone’s built-in payment system, is reportedly in the sights of EU investigators. They are looking into whether Apple is giving its system an unfair advantage over competitors.

Apple TV+ commits to second season of space drama For All Mankind


For All Mankind
“For All Mankind” answers the question, what if the Soviets have reached the moon first?
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Apple is so confident about its space-based drama For All Mankind that the show has reportedly been renewed for a second season even before the launch date.

This is one of the programs premiering with Apple TV+ next month, and many of the others debuting at the same time have supposedly also been picked up for additional seasons.

Apple Card isn’t reflected in your credit score… yet


Apple Card in POS
The Apple Card is still so new it’s not being reported to credit bureaus.
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Any late payments made so far to an Apple Card account haven’t hurt your credit rating. Not yet, anyway.

That’s because the bank that’s backing the card, Goldman Sachs, reportedly isn’t giving anyone’s payment history to the three major credit bureaus.