Tim Cook won’t compromise Mac and iPad by combining them

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This concept for a combined Mac and iPad will stay just that: a concept.
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Tim Cook generally stays quiet about Apple’s plans, but there’s one thing he’s open about: his company’s laptops and tablets aren’t going to merge together.

It’s a question that comes up every couple of years. Which is understandable, given the recent rumors that macOS is migrating to the same type of processors as iOS, allegedly to enable apps to run on both Mac and iPad.

Netflix on iOS now lets you enjoy previews

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Netflix previews will help you hunt down the perfect show.
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Netflix has added a new feature to its iOS app, allowing users to watch a 30-second video trailer of content they are interested in.

The company began testing the feature in early March, but is now rolling it out to all users. The video previews are viewable in portrait mode, which ensures that they do not interrupt your browsing experience by having to constantly change the orientation of your device.

‘Trustjacking’ is the dangerous new iPhone hack you’ve never heard of

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The iPhone may have a serious security problem.
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You might want to think twice before plugging your iPhone into a friends laptop for a quick charge.

Security researchers have discovered an all-new type of iOS hack called “trustjacking” that uses one of a little-known WiFi feature to access a device’s data, even when the targeted device isn’t in the same location anymore.

Smart lock lets you unlock your home with Apple Watch

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It’s all thanks to the August Smart Lock.
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If you’re forever losing your keys, why bother using them at all? Now you can unlock your doors using your Apple Watch, thanks to the August Smart Lock.

It’s one of the easiest and fastest ways to get into your home, and you don’t even need your iPhone.

Still Here is a gorgeous platformer about the end of humanity

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Could this be one of the year's most stunning iOS games?
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2018 is shaping up to be one heck of a year for iOS gaming. The latest example? A stunning new game called Still Here, set to debut in the App Store later this month.

Set in an alternate version of reality, in which mankind has vanished and been replaced by artificial lifeforms, it’s a gorgeous platform game boasting lush animation and visuals. Check out the trailer below.

Russia wants Apple to pull Telegram from local App Store

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Telegram is one of the world's most popular messaging apps.
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Why you can’t play Fortnite mobile with a game controller

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Fortnite mobile still doesn’t support controllers.
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Fortnite Battle Royale on mobile is a boatload of fun — but it could be a lot better. Clunky touch controls make it more difficult to play on iOS than on console or PC, and there’s nothing game controller manufacturers can do about it right now.

Gamevice has explained why its controllers do nothing if you attempt to use them in Fortnite — and why it’s taking Epic Games so long to add controller support.

Giant update makes Death Road to Canada even greater

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A game that should never work. But really, really does.
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Death Road to Canada is probably my pick for the best game to land in the App Store last year. It’s a weird-ass mashup that should never have worked: an amalgamation of randomly generated zombie survival RPG, action game, text-based interactive fiction game, and homage to the heyday of 8-bit gaming.

Its new FEMUR update makes a great game even better. It adds additional weapon types, five extra trader camps, new character the Barbarian, and a whole lot more. Plus, there’s even more to come.