No throttling here: T-Mobile promises truly unlimited 5G phone plan

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T-Mobile Magenta Max is all the 5G you can eat.
T-Mobile commits to no-fooling unlimited 4G and 5G wireless data with Magenta Max.
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T-Mobile’s new 5G plan isn’t limited by data caps or throttling. Its Magenta Max offers unlimited 4G and 5G data to smartphone users. And it includes high-definition video streaming and Netflix on Us.

The plan seeks to stand out from rivals that promise unlimited data but slow down data transfers under certain conditions.

iOS 14.5 makes zero-click iPhone attacks even more difficult

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If hackers dump your personal data onto the dark web, you need to know about it. Dashlane Dark Web Monitoring can sound the alarm.
“Dammit, Apple keeps breaking all my best zero-click attacks.”
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The next iOS version will make it more difficult for hackers to break into iPhones. Security researchers digging around in Apple’s beta code for iOS 14.5 found that the company began encrypting pointer authentication codes, which will make zero-click attacks far tougher to pull off.

How to attend Apple’s 2021 virtual shareholders meeting

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The Apple 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held February 23.
The Apple 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders is this week. Here’s how you can take part.
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Apple’s annual shareholders meeting won’t take place on the Apple Park campus this year as it ordinarily would. With the COVID-19 pandemic dragging on, it’ll be a virtual-only event in 2021. This is likely to increase participation in the February 23 meeting. And if you own AAPL shares, you can attend.

Here’s what you need to do.

New Apple TV+ sizzle reel serves up hits and giggles

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The Apple TV+ sizzle reel 2021 has a few surprises.
Apple has more than 20 fresh series and films premiering in coming months.
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Apple TV+ is prepping at least 21 new shows, movies and additional seasons of current series for release throughout 2021, and possibly beyond. A new sizzle reel gives a glimpse of all of them in two exciting minutes.

Watch it now to get a glimpse of the dramas, comedies, sci-fi and action series Apple hopes will entice audiences in 2021.

And there may have been some surprise announcements.

Lorne Michaels mocks musicals in silly Schmigadoon! this summer

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Schmigadoon! comes to Apple TV+ this summer
Cecily Strong and Keegan-Michael Key star in Schmigadoon!, premiering summer 2021 on Apple TV+
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Apple TV+ revealed Friday that Schmigadoon! will sing and dance its way onto the streaming service this summer. The comedy is a parody of iconic musicals, and is executive produced by Lorne Michaels of Saturday Night Live fame.

Yes! Take a first look at the crazy gamer fun coming in Mythic Quest season 2

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‘Mythic Quest’ season 2 premieres in May 2021 on Apple TV+
Mythic Quest season 2 continues the offbeat hilarity of this office comedy with a gaming twist.
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Every good game deserves an expansion pack. Just like Apple TV+’s game-themed Mythic Quest deserves a season 2. New episodes of the twisted comedy premiere in May as the game developers struggle to create an expansion pack for their hit Raven’s Banquet.

Apple released a trailer of the upcoming season on Friday to prepare viewers for the crazy. Watch it now.

Get your first glimpse at Apple TV+ shows Mosquito Coast and Physical

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‘Physical’ will debut Summer 2021 exclusively on Apple TV+
Rose Bryne stars in Physical, a new dramedy premiering summer 2021 on Apple TV+.
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Apple TV+ will premiere a drama based on the classic book The Mosquito Coast this April. The first trailer for the series dropped Friday, and it looks like an adventure. (At least that’s what the lead character keeps telling us.)

In addition, Apple’s streaming service also revealed that ’80s comedy/drama Physical will debut this summer.

Blast through zombie hordes in Survival Z on Apple Arcade

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Blast through zombie hordes in ‘Survival Z’ on Apple Arcade
Battle zombies in Survival Z, a new game a bit darker than the usual on Apple Arcade.
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Blast through waves of zombies in Survival Z, an action game that launched Friday on Apple Arcade. You’ll be facing different types of shambling undead and must destroy them with an array of weapons and traps.