CBS turns to FaceTime and Zoom to shoot new episode of All Rise

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The cast of All Rise will be practicing social distancing while filming.
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CBS has found a novel way to continue filming its TV show All Rise during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The courthouse legal drama will film a virtual episode using FaceTime, WebEx and Zoom from the actors’ homes making it the first primetime show to be filmed while still practicing social distancing.

Mac users grow aggravated over macOS 10.15.4 crashes

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Crashes with Catalina 10.15.4.
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Mac users are venting in online forums about frequent system crashes that began after they updated to macOS Catalina 10.15.4.

The crash reports are popping up on a number of online forums with most saying kernel panics seem to happen after attempting large file transfers.

Totallee UV Phone Sanitizer kills germs, and recharges your iPhone

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An iPhone placed in the Totallee UV Phone Sanitizer will be bathed in UVB and UVC rays.
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Drop your iPhone into the Totallee UV Phone Sanitizer and a pair of ultraviolet lights will kill the germs and bacteria that handsets tend to get coated in. And, as a bonus, this accessory also works as a wireless phone charger.

Totallee makes no promises this product works against the novel coronavirus that’s causing the current pandemic. But earlier studies have shown that the UVC light this accessory emits is effective against other viruses.

Brilliant iOS 14 concept adds multiple docks to iPhone Home screen

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A brilliant new iOS 14 concept shows how useful it would be to have multiple docks at the bottom of the iPhone’s Home screen.

The multiple-dock UI, published by designer Alessandro Chiarlitti over the weekend, would basically let you toggle between different widgets at the bottom of the screen. That would give you quick access to music controls and other apps without opening them.

Check it out in action:

Sling TV promises week of free streaming service, no strings attached

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The “Stay in and Sling” offer promises 7 days of Sling TV, with no credit card required to sign up.
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It’s not necessary to enter credit card info to sign up for a week of free Sling TV live channels and on-demand movies. The streaming service includes CNN, HGTV Cartoon Network and much more. And it’s all available for seven days with no strings attached to people sheltering at home during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Save big on AirPods, Beats and Mac mini [Deals & Steals]

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Who needs AirPods Pro when you can get Powerbeats Pro for $50 less, or regular second-generation AirPods for up to $30 less?

And, if you’re worried about how much exercise you’re getting during self-isolation, an Apple Watch is a great idea — and today we’re seeing the lowest prices ever on certain Apple Watch Series 5 models. You can get $50 off both 40 mm and 44 mm Apple Watches in gold or silver aluminum cases.

There are just some of the awesome offers in today’s Deals & Steals roundup that will help you tackle self-isolation and working from home during the COVID-19 crisis. Other highlights include:

Find all these discounts and more in today’s Deals & Steals roundup.

Outrun is a beautiful, privacy-first iPhone running app

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Run, in private, with Outrun.
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Outrun is a privacy-focused run-tracking app that integrates with the Health app. (It’s also a seminal arcade racing game from 1986, but that’s not what we’re talking about today.) The Outrun running app is a great alternative to all those running and cycling apps that upload and/or sell your data to anyone who wants it, or drive you crazy with ads. Or both.

Google Maps spotlights nearby delivery and take-out restaurants

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Google Maps adds Takeout and Delivery buttons
Tap on the Delivery or Takeout buttons in Google Maps to see open eateries that are closeby.
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A pair of easy-to-see buttons have been added at the top of the Google Maps iPhone and Android apps to help users find restaurants in their area that offer takeout and delivery service. These point people toward nearby eateries still offering service during the coronavirus crisis.

Will people pay for Quibi’s snack-size shows? Free trial might help

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Nicole Richie is Nikki Fre$h.
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A new streaming service started Monday — but put down the remote. You won’t find Quibi on your television.

Instead, Quibi – its title a mashup of the words quick and bites – brings short-form entertainment through an app downloaded to an iPhone or iPad. If you are just hearing about Quibi, here’s a quick primer on the new streaming service.