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How to watch Apple’s ‘Wonderlust’ iPhone event


Apple’s “Wonderlust” event comes Tuesday, September 12.
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Wonderlust bug How can you watch the Apple iPhone event tomorrow? You can stream the event on YouTube, on the apple.com website or on your smart TV.

This week, Apple is expected to roll out the iPhone 15, the Apple Watch Series 9, an updated Apple Watch Ultra and potentially update the line of AirPods. It’s less likely we’ll see any new Macs or iPads at this event.

Here’s how you can watch it all live.

Judge blocks government from pushing social media censorship


Social Media
A federal judge blocked federal government contact with social media sites.
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A federal judge in Louisiana issued a broad injunction Tuesday limiting federal government contact with social media sites over what the Biden administration may see as disinformation spreading out of control.

The ruling is one of many upcoming that frame a fight over the constitutionality of curbing social media’s influence in light of the First Amendment’s right to freedom of expression.

Today in Apple history: iTunes ditches movie trailer downloads


Apple's iTunes movie trailers go dark as streaming supplants downloads.
iTunes movie trailers go dark.
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May 24: Today in Apple history: iTunes ditches movie trailer downloads May 24, 2013: Apple begins phasing out the option for users to download movie trailers from its once enormously popular trailers.apple.com website.

The move signifies a major change taking place in the way customers consume digital content. Downloads will continue to decline as streaming services like YouTube and Netflix pick up steam.

This expert advice will show you how to win YouTube


Get over 50 hours of YouTube advice from the experts for only $49.
Learn to create viral YouTube videos with this $49 master class bundle.
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Social media channels come and go, but there’s a reason YouTube has not only endured but thrived. Animators, comedians, athletes, singers and teachers can all find an audience on this free-form video platform — but that doesn’t mean all of them will. Making a viral video and, ultimately, a successful YouTube channel, is equal parts art and science, and the 2023 All-in-One YouTube Masterclass Bundle can teach you both.

Even better, this educational bundle is now only $48.99 (regularly $2,400). It’s never been more affordable to learn the tips and tricks of seasoned YouTubers to get a head start on your own goals on the platform.

YouTube Premium getting SharePlay support for watching with friends


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Google is adding a collection of new features and enhancements for YouTube Premium.
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YouTube will soon get support for SharePlay, as well as videos with higher bitrates. And queuing up videos and jumping between devices will get easier, too.

The enhancements are part of Google efforts to get more subscribers for YouTube Premium.

Here’s your chance to talk directly to Jon Stewart [Updated]


Apple TV+ said you can ask this guy questions on Thursday. No, seriously.
Apple TV+ said you can ask this guy questions on Thursday. No, seriously.
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Jon Stewart, longtime host of The Daily Show and current host of The Problem with Jon Stewart on Apple TV+ — and to many folks a sort of comedic conscience of the nation — will take your calls on Thursday, February 23.

That’s the same day the streaming service said six new episodes of Stewart’s show would air weekly starting Friday, March 3.

Meanwhile, he’s doing a livestream on the The Problem‘s YouTube channel at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT. “He’ll be taking your calls,” the show tweeted.

This is your key to YouTube success, and it costs less than $49


Get this YouTube masterclass on sale for less than $50 today.
Become a successful YouTube creator with this top-rated master class.
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Creating a successful YouTube channel is no small feat, but it’s one of the best things you can do for yourself and your business. Always wanted to start but haven’t made the move? Now’s the time to follow a tried-and-tested strategy and finally make it happen with this YouTube course bundle.

You can grab it on sale today for just $48.96. And with 12 informative courses included, that works out to just $4 a course.

Send a YouTube link that starts (and stops!) at a specific time [Pro Tip]


Share videos that get to the point.
Copy a link to a YouTube video that starts partway through and save everyone some time.
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Pro tip bug Say you want to send someone a link to a YouTube video, but you just want to show them a specific part halfway through. Doing this is really easy from both the YouTube website or the app.

Let me show you how to share a YouTube video that starts at a specific time.

Edit videos quickly and creatively with Wondershare Filmora 12


Wondershare Filmora 12 is fun and easy to use for video editing.
Wondershare Filmora 12 is fun and easy to use for video editing.
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If you create content for YouTube and TikTok, you know the quality of your video is key to getting your work noticed. But not just anyone can make great videos — unless they have the right tools. One of the best tools you can use to easily put your creativity to work making videos quickly is Wondershare Filmora.

What makes it great? Anyone at any skill level can use Filmora to import and edit video, add special effects and transitions, and share the finished product. And the new version of the software, Filmora 12, adds more than a dozen great new features.

YouTube for iPhone adds pinch to zoom, precise seeking, more


Google's YouTube for iPhone adds pinch to zoom, precise seeking, more
Finding the exact moment in a YouTube video you're looking for is a lot easier with Precise Seek.
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Google upgraded the iOS YouTube application with a number of enhancements, including pinch to zoom in videos and a new way of showing thumbnails while rewinding will make it easier to find an exact location.

There are other changes too, and some of the enhancements are coming to the desktop version.