Zillow’s new app brings 3D home tours to the masses

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One of the many house tours available in 3D Home.
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Prospective home buyers no longer have to waste time going to houses just to get a look at what its like on the inside.

Zillow debuted its new app this week called 3D Home which makes it easy to create a 3D tour of a property all from your iPhone. Virtual walkthrough tours have usually only been available on high-end homes, but now even the cheapest properties can get in on the action.

Netflix tests ‘Random Episode’ button for finding what to watch

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When it comes to streaming video, Apple is the underdog against Netflix.
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Figuring out what to watch from Netflix’s massive catalog of shows might soon be as easy as tapping one button.

Netflix is currently testing two new tweaks that give users the ability to watch a popular episode from a TV series of their choosing as well as the option to play a random episode once you’ve finished the last one.

Fortnite 8.40 rolls out with new weapons, planes, and more

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Take to the skies in Air Royale.
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Planes have returned to Fortnite — but you won’t have to combat them in regular Battle Royale matches.

This week’s update brings a brand new Air Royale game mode, as well as new weapons and lots of big improvements. There’s also a new tournament with a $1 million prize pool.

Huawei confirms it has had no contact with Apple over 5G chips

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Apple still hasn’t made friends with Huawei.
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Huawei says it has had no contact with Apple regarding the supply of 5G chips for a future iPhone lineup.

The Chinese smartphone-maker has previously stated it would be willing to work with its rival on a 5G iPhone. However, Apple has not been in touch — despite its struggle to obtain chips elsewhere.

Mozilla petitions Apple to boost privacy with rotating ad IDs

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Rotating advertiser IDs make a lot of sense.
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Mozilla, the company behind Firefox, is calling for Apple to boost user privacy on iOS by introducing rotating advertiser IDs.

Most iPhone and iPad users don’t know that they can block access to their unique ID, Mozilla says. Regularly rotating IDs would make it harder for companies “to build profiles of us over time.”

Sign the petition to pressure Apple into making a change today.

iOS 13 details leak in juicy new report

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iOS 13 will be huge for iPad users.
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iOS 13 will bring big improvements and a whole bunch of new features to iPhone and iPad users this fall.

Many of the changes have been spilled in a new report that cites people familiar with the update. You can look forward to a real dark mode, better multitasking, a font manager, and more.

Facebook could bring Messenger back to its main app

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It’s about time!
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Facebook could bring Messenger back to its main app as part of its strategy to merge all of its chat services into one.

Evidence of the change has been discovered in recent code. Facebook is yet to confirm the move, but it certainly looks like it is already making preparations.

Disney+ streaming service will almost certainly support Apple TV

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Disney+ launches in the U.S. this November.
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Disney’s new streaming service, officially announced for the first time on Thursday, will likely make its way to Apple TV.

That’s according to Disney CEO Bob Iger, who explained a Disney+ app will eventually be available through traditional distributors. You will also be able to enjoy it on Smart TVs and consoles.