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WarnerMedia and HBO Announce New ‘HBO Max’ Streaming Service Coming Spring 2020

HBO and WarnerMedia today announced an all-new streaming service called HBO Max, which will combine HBO content with shows and films from CNN, TNT, TBS, The CW, TCM, Adult Swim, and much more. Essentially, HBO Max will include all HBO original content, WarnerMedia channels, and shows made only for HBO Max. These Max Originals include shows … [Read more...]

‘Moment Air’ Anamorphic Drone Lens Launches on Kickstarter for $200

Moment has announced its first accessory for drones called the Moment Air, which launches today on Kickstarter. The new accessory is an anamorphic lens for consumer drones, which can be attached to devices like the DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom. Moment said that the Moment Air ($299.99; $199 on Kickstarter) delivers cinematic footage … [Read more...]

Twelve South Updates BookArc With Compatibility for 2018 MacBook Air

Twelve South this week announced a new update to its BookArc accessory, which now fits the MacBook Air with Retina Display that launched in October 2018. The aluminum stand also includes inserts to fit a wide range of other Apple notebooks. These include the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro (USB-C), the 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air, the … [Read more...]

Disney Completes $71.3 Billion Acquisition of 21st Century Fox

After first confirming its plan to acquire certain parts of 21st Century Fox in December 2017, today The Walt Disney Company has officially closed its $71.3 billion acquisition of Fox (via The Hollywood Reporter). The deal had to go through various regulatory and antitrust reviews, and Disney saw a bit of competition with Comcast for Fox's … [Read more...]

Apple Courting Publishers by Comparing News Service to Apple Music, but Most Say Logic is Flawed

With less than one week to go until Apple's "It's Show Time" media event, the company is said to still be courting major news companies to join its revamped Apple News subscription service (via Business Insider). The debut of this service is expected to occur alongside the big focus of the event, Apple's streaming TV service. During Apple's … [Read more...]

Foxconn’s Wisconsin Site Will No Longer Be a Factory for Smartphone Displays, Instead Focusing on R&D

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Foxconn is once again changing plans for its upcoming Wisconsin-based plant in the United States, according to a new report out today by Reuters. Originally set to produce large television displays, and then small to medium displays for smartphones, the location will now pivot to become largely focused on research and development. Foxconn … [Read more...]

Instagram Briefly Tested New Horizontal Feed for Main Posts, Wide Rollout Was an Error

Instagram recently tested a new way for users to browse their feeds, with a feed that scrolled horizontally instead of one that scrolled vertically. This test hit enough users around the world to get "Instagram Update" and "#NewInstagram" trending on Twitter (via The Independent), but Matt Navarra has confirmed that it was just a test that was … [Read more...]

Apple Partnering With Foxconn to Build High-End iPhone Models in India Next Year

Following the iPhone SE and iPhone 6s, Apple will begin assembling its high-end iPhones in India sometime in 2019, according to a new report today by Reuters. Instead of Wistron, Foxconn will build the high-end iPhones, and these models are said to be the most expensive flagship devices offered by Apple, including the iPhone X family. Local … [Read more...]

Last-Minute Holiday Deals: PayPal on eBay Has $100 iTunes Gift Cards for Just $80

We're in the final stretch to Christmas, with just four more days until December 25. To help out with any last-minute holiday shopping, PayPal on eBay today has a new offer on App Store and iTunes gift cards (e-delivery), and it's one of the best discounts on the cards we've seen in a while: you can get the $100 iTunes gift card for just … [Read more...]

Giphy Updates With ‘Sticker Maker’ Feature for iPhone X Owners, Expands Keyboard Extension Support

Giphy today announced an update for its iOS app, bringing its GIF-sharing keyboard extension to any app that supports multimedia, including Mail, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Instagram, and more. The update also introduces a "Sticker Maker" feature exclusive to iPhone X, XS, XS Max, and XR devices that have Apple's TrueDepth Camera system (via … [Read more...]

Investigation Into Supermicro’s Server Motherboards Finds No Malicious Spy Hardware

In October, a report by Bloomberg claimed that spies working for the Chinese government had inserted microchips on Supermicro server motherboards to spy on customers, which Bloomberg reported as affecting Apple and nearly 30 companies in total. Today, the outside investigations firm hired by Supermicro reported its findings, confirming that there … [Read more...]

Toby Kebbell Takes Lead Role in Apple’s Thriller Series From M. Night Shyamalan

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). Kebbell will star opposite Lauren Ambrose, who was cast in Apple's show back in August. Toby Kebbell via Wikimedia Commons M. Night Shyamalan's series is said to follow … [Read more...]

Deals: B&H Photo Discounts 2017 MacBook Pro and 12.9-Inch iPad Pro to New Low Prices

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. This is a custom configuration of the older MacBook Pro, and a solid discount for anyone willing purchase a previous generation model and not the latest 2018 MacBook … [Read more...]

Hulu and AT&T to Test ‘Pause Ads’ in 2019, Automatically Playing Commercials When You Hit Pause

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 … [Read more...]

Review: Twelve South Offers a Creative Solution to Wireless iPhone Charging With the ‘PowerPic’

Since the iPhone X, 8, and 8 Plus introduced Qi wireless charging into Apple products for the first time last year, more and more users have begun hunting for the best wireless charging pad out there. We've detailed this topic in numerous posts over the past year, and in the end, many buying recommendations for Qi mats come down to support for … [Read more...]

Deals: B&H Photo Offering $100 Off 2018 MacBook Air, Exclusive Speck Discount, and Harry Potter Sale on iTunes

B&H Photo has debuted a new sale this week, discounting the 2018 13-inch MacBook Air by $100 and marking one of the first major discounts for the notebook, which Apple just launched less than one week ago. With the sale, the entry level model of the MacBook Air is now down to $1,099 from $1,199. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate … [Read more...]

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