Google adds enhanced privacy tools to Maps and YouTube

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It's getting easier to not be tracked in Maps. And YouTube is getting a timed history auto-delete.
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Google just promised that Incognito mode will soon be added to Maps. And YouTube is getting timed auto-delete for the user’s video history. In addition, a new Password Checkup tool helps users avoid common passcodes.

This advertising company has been making similar changes to its other services in hopes of shaking a reputation for privacy invasion.

Brilliant new ads put iPhone 11 Pro through the wringer

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The iPhone 11 Pro can take damage.
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YouTube is about to get swarmed with new iPhone 11 stress test videos starting on September 20 but Apple just beat everyone to the punch with its latest ad that shows this year’s iPhone is the toughest yet.

Apple dropped two new iPhone 11 Pro ads this morning showing off the durability of the new phones and the triple-camera system. Both ads take place in a grungy sci-fi testing chamber where everything from broccoli to a wedding cake is thrown at the iPhone. Each ad is a minute long and if you don’t fall in love with the fluffy dog in the camera video then you have no heart.

Watch both ads here:

Flash through Apple’s iPhone 11 keynote in 2 frenzied minutes

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Take a deep breath and dive into the new features with us.
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Apple’s big event today lasted for an action-packed 105 minutes but if you don’t have time to watch the entire presentation, Apple’s got the perfect video for you.

Along with publishing all the new product videos it showed off today, Apple also created its own summary video of the entire keynote. In less than two minutes the video manages to cram in all the new features on the iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11, Apple Watch Series 5, iPad, Apple Arcade, Apple TV+ and more at a frenzied pace.

Catch up on the entire keynote right here:

How to watch Apple’s 2019 iPhone event

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Here are all the ways you can watch Apple's 2019 iPhone 11 event on Tuesday.
Here are all the ways you can watch the iPhone 11 event on Tuesday.
Photo illustration: Charlie Sorrel/Cult of Mac

During today’s big iPhone 11 event, Apple will show us its latest hardware and more. And, as always, you can watch the show live. We’re expecting to learn all about the new iPhone 11, or iPhone Pro, or whatever it’ll be called. Also expected is an update on the incredible new iOS 13, and perhaps another peek at — or evan a launch date for — the new Mac Pro.

Whether you’re watching on your Mac, your iPhone or iPad, or your Apple TV, we’ll show you how to tune in. You can even show up at an Apple store and watch it on the big screen!

Note: Cult of Mac will not be live-blogging the action — instead, you can follow along on Twitter, or join us in our IRC chat room for a watch party.

Famous American Psycho scene gets Apple Card upgrade

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Is that titanium? "Nice!"
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The Apple Card is the newest status totem and that gave one YouTuber and fan of the 2000 film American Psycho an idea for the re-editing of one scene.

The scene shows cocksure investment banker Patrick Bateman and his yuppie, Italian-suited colleagues vainly comparing the designs of their business cards, each whipping their’s out so to speak.

YouTube CEO restricts how often her kids get to use mobile phones

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Susan Wojcicki isn't the first big name in tech to do the same.
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The CEO of YouTube has joined a growing list of big name tech industry figures who restrict their kids’ access to mobile devices.

Susan Wojcicki says that, “I have times when I take away all my kids’ phones, especially if we’re on a family vacation, because I want people to interact with each other.” Steve Jobs and Bill Gates have previously expressed similar sentiments.

Facebook and YouTube would be more profitable without advertising

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Facebook would be more profitable if users paid a monthly subscription fee.
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Many of our favorite applications are free because advertisers pay for them. But what if that changed? How much would you pay for Facebook or YouTube without advertising… and without these apps profiling everything about you?

A survey conducted by a market-research firm found that subscription fees people would pay for these apps would make them more profitable than they are now.

Powerbeats Pro fuel 24-hour run through Iceland in breathtaking new ad

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The scenery in the new Powerbeats Pro ad is astounding.
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The insanely beautiful landscapes of Iceland serve as the backdrop for Apple’s latest Powerbeats Pro ad that will motivate you to get out and run.

Seven runners from the Paris Running Club embark on a daunting relay that takes them 280km through the wilderness of Iceland in the new ad. The goal is to chase the sun that doesn’t set for days and Powerbeats Pro are there every step of the way to make the run more magical.

Watch the full 90-second ad: