Nintendo’s Dr. Mario World will stop practicing on iOS this fall

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Dr. Mario
Not the prescription Nintendo wanted.
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If you want to see the doctor, you’d better hurry for an appointment. Dr. Mario, that is!

The worst performing of Nintendo’s mobile games on iOS, Nintendo has announced that it is shutting down Dr. Mario World, its update of 1990s puzzle game Dr. Mario. The game will be going offline on October 31 or November 1, depending on timezone. It launched in 2019.

For All Mankind has been renewed for a fourth season on Apple TV+

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‘For All Mankind’ season two premiering globally on Apple TV+ on February 19, 2021.
For All Mankind will continue until at least 2023.
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For All Mankind has reportedly been renewed for a record (for Apple, at least) fourth season, according to a post on the Writers Guild of America webpage.

The sci-fi show, which is based in an alternate history in which the global space race continued, wrapped up its second season in April 2021. The second season was accompanied by a podcast by Apple titled For All Mankind: The Official Podcast.

Smashed records, short supplies and other takeaways from Apple’s record Q3

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Smashed records, short supplies and other takeaways from Apple's record Q3
Apple broke records in multiple types of revenue last quarter, from Macs to Services. And its installed base of user hit a new record, too.
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Apple just revealed that its made heaps of money last quarter. It broke all kinds of revenue records, and Mac, iPhone and iPad contributed strongly to the total.

But there are also some dark clouds in Apple future. Read on to get the good news and bad from the company’s most recent financial earnings results.

Apple earnings blow past analysts’ estimates yet again

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Apple earnings blow past analysts’ estimates yet again
Apple had another record-breaking quarter, with strong growth in iPhone, Mac, iPad, Services, etc.
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Apple took in $81.4 billion in revenue during its most recent financial quarter, up 36% from the same quarter of last year. And profits were up as well, with earning per share hitting $1.30.

Market analysts just can’t keep up with how well the iPhone-maker is doing. These results beat expectations handily.

Upgrades might make next-gen iPad Air more ‘Pro’

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iPad Air 4 comes in a range of colors.
The iPad Air 5 could look quite a bit like its predecessor while also getting upgraded features.
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The difference between the current 10.9-inch iPad Air and the 11-inch iPad Pro is relatively slim. And now it seems more of the features of the Pro tablet are moving to the Air. Apple is reportedly going to build on the powerful 2020 model with an iPad Air 5 that offers a dual-lens camera and optional 5G. Plus, the tablet is getting a processor upgrade.

These changes would make it a stronger mid-range tablet in Apple’s product lineup.

Win a Fab Four leather super bundle from Nomad [Cult of Mac giveaway]

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Nomad's Rustic Brown collection
Designed for adventure with American made Horween leather.
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This week’s giveaway is a Fab Four super bundle from Nomad, that includes an iPhone case, Apple Watch band, AirPod Pro case and a wallet, all made from traditional and great-looking Horween leather.

Whether you’re on an urban outing to get coffee or hiking in the great outdoors, this four-pack leather bundle from Nomad will keep your products protected and make you look as stylish as any influencer on Insta.

If you want to step up your style and get a complete look worth more than $300, make sure and enter this week’s giveaway.

Latest iPadOS 15 beta makes big changes to Safari

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Latest iPadOS 15 beta makes big changes in Safari
Apple isn’t exactly walking back some of the biggest changes in iPadOS 15. But it’s giving users to option to do so.
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Apparently responding to criticism of the Safari redesign in iPadOS 15, a beta released Tuesday makes significant changes to the layout of the Safari web browser. The newest iteration gives users the option to view the Address Bar very much like it looks in iPadOS 14. But those who prefer can keep the new compact view.

Casetify’s cool Python case keep your precious iPhone ssssafe

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Casetify Python case for iPhone
All-around protection with an antimicrobial coating.
Photo: Casetify

Keep your iPhone clean, protected and looking snake-tacular with these cool Python cases from Casetify. They’re impact-resistant yet super-slim, and finished with an antimicrobial coating that eliminates 99% of bacteria.

They’re also MagSafe compatible, so you won’t have to worry about shedding your wireless charger.

Pioneer behind Minitel terminal that inspired Steve Jobs dies

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Minitel
How much did this inspire Steve Jobs?
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Long before there was the iPhone, users in France had another connected device with which they could do everything from check movie listings or the weather to chatting with other users or booking vacations: The Minitel.

Pre-dating the World Wide Web by several years, the Minitel was a French videotex online service that could be accessed through the phone line. It was used by tens of millions of people in France. Among those who gave it a go? None other than Apple co-founder Steve Jobs — who once got a unit sent to the U.S. so he could put it through its paces.