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2 Days Ago   Last year, accessory company Elago launched the W3 Charging Stand for Apple Watch, which turned Apple's modern wearable into a classic Macintosh. This week, Elago announced the latest iteration of its classic stand lineup, this one called the Elago W5 Stand, modeled after the original Nintendo Game Boy.

3 Days Ago   Apple is reportedly in negotiations to purchase the rights to Israeli drama series "Nevelot" (or, "Bastards"), which is described as a violent and mature drama series (via CNBC).

3 Days Ago   Following a demo earlier this year at WWDC, LEGO today launched the LEGO AR Playgrounds app for iPhone and iPad [ Direct Link]. The app uses ARKit to place digital LEGO characters and blocks into real-world environments, and the digital creations can also interact with existing physical LEGO sets.

3 Days Ago   It's been three years since Apple first debuted the $99 Smart Battery Case for iPhone 6, 6s, and eventually 7, which included a rear-facing protrusion that held a 1,877 mAh battery.

3 Days Ago   Google this week announced that it is shutting down its messaging app Google Allo [ iOS Direct Link], and incorporating many of its features into the Messages app on Android smartphones.

3 Days Ago   Best Buy today launched a new Apple savings event, marking down iPhones, MacBook Airs, MacBook Pros, iMacs, iPads, iPad Pros, and some HomeKit devices. There are numerous notable discounts in the sale that include all-time-low prices, so be sure to check out all of the savings in the list below and head to Best Buy before the event ends on December 8 at 11:59 p.m.

3 Days Ago   Apple today began the latest promotion for Apple Pay, this one themed around holiday shopping. During the event, you can gain access to special offers from 12 different online stores from December 6 through December 19.

4 Days Ago   Anker is keeping up the holiday sales today with an all-new Amazon Deal of the Day event that has discounts on the company's popular PowerPort and USB-C products.

4 Days Ago   Apple today updated its websites for China and Hong Kong, confirming that the HomePod will be launching in both territories sometime early next year. Apple added support for Mainland China and Hong Kong in the HomePod software update released as part of iOS 12.1.1 today.

4 Days Ago   Actor Toby Kebbell has been hired as the lead character in Apple's upcoming psychological thriller series being created by M. Night Shyamalan and Tony Basgallop (via Deadline).

5 Days Ago   In a new flash sale that began today, B&H Photo is offering the 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (3.1 GHz, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD) for $1,599.00, down from $1,999.00.

5 Days Ago   Streaming TV services offered by companies like Hulu and AT&T are testing the waters for a new type of advertising called "pause ads" (via Variety). The idea behind pause ads is that instead of facing forced commercial breaks at specified interludes, users would be more accepting of ads that play when they choose to pause a show for a bit while they do something else.

5 Days Ago   This week, Apple shared a new press release that highlighted the best music, movies, television shows, podcasts, and books of 2018. With the announcement, Apple has now rolled out new sections in each service that highlight these pieces of media under an all-new "Best of 2018" category.

5 Days Ago   Microsoft this week shared a new ad on its Microsoft Surface YouTube channel, this one aimed at promoting the Surface Go. As the ad begins, a little girl stares into the window of a Microsoft Store and begins singing about her preference for the Surface Go over Apple's iPad, to the tune of the song "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer." She sings, "Grandma don't run out and buy an iPad, it was fine when I was six but now I'm 10.

6 Days Ago   This afternoon, Anker kicked off its latest Amazon sale, discounting a wide variety of its best portable chargers, Bluetooth audio accessories, wireless chargers, and more. Included in the sale are Anker's limited-time holiday bundles that offer its Soundcore audio devices at a discount, along with a few extras like a PowerCore 5,000 mAh portable battery or a travel case for the SoundCore Flare.

6 Days Ago   Apple is now beta testing a version of the Apple Music app for Android smartphones that works with larger-screen Android tablets (via Pixel Spot). Found in the 2.7.0 update of Apple Music on Android, when opened on an Android tablet the app now adapts to the increased display area.

9 Days Ago   Although HomePod is available in Apple's Home app, the company's smart home speaker as of yet can't be integrated into HomeKit scenes and automations. With such a feature, users would be able to activate their favorite HomeKit scenes, alongside a specific Apple Music playlist, album, or song from their HomePod.

9 Days Ago   Apple and Amazon today announced that Apple Music will launch on Echo devices beginning the week of December 17. In a blog post, Amazon explains that Apple Music subscribers will be able to ask Alexa to play their favorite songs, artist, playlists, Beats1 radio stations, and albums, all through an Echo speaker.

10 Days Ago   Despite the lack of a big design refresh in iOS 12 this year, Apple recently updated Apple Music with new features like revamped artist pages, coming soon albums, and UI fixes to the way albums and singles are displayed.

11 Days Ago   Now that Thanksgiving has passed, holiday shopping is in full swing around the world. While personal preference always plays a part in gift giving, sometimes it can be hard to come up with any ideas for someone in your life who loves tech and Apple products.

11 Days Ago   Insurance company John Hancock and behavior change platform Vitality today released information on a study by RAND Europe of over 400,000 people in the United States, United Kingdom, and South Africa.

12 Days Ago   YouTube today launched cheaper monthly plans for students who are interested in both its video streaming service and music streaming service, YouTube Music. For the music service, YouTube is knocking down the price of YouTube Music Premium to $4.99/month from $9.99/month, only for verified students (via TechCrunch).

13 Days Ago   As most Black Friday sales wrapped up over the weekend, today marks the start of Cyber Monday shopping. This year, the distinction between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is even less clear than in years past, as many of the same discounts and offers from Friday have simple rolled over into Monday.

16 Days Ago   As it does every holiday season, Apple this week refreshed its iTunes Movies storefront with a selection of notable discounts, and the new sales are expected to stick around through Black Friday and Cyber Monday before the iTunes Movies store is updated again next Tuesday.

16 Days Ago   Today is Black Friday, and as shoppers bustle through retail stores looking for the best deals, numerous Mac resellers are offering notable discounts on a wide range of Apple's Mac lineup.

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