EPIX Available for Free Through Apple TV Channels Until May 2, No Subscription Required

EPIX is currently offering free access to its catalog of movies and TV shows through the Apple TV Channels feature in the TV app, and many additional services are also offering extended free trials. Upon navigating to the ‌Apple TV‌ app, users will notice that EPIX is listed under the "My Channels" section. Rather than offering an extended trial where users must first sign up, EPIX is currently providing completely free access with no subscription needed until May 2nd. In addition to the fr...
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2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Review: How Does This Plug-In Hybrid Stack Up?

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV In Our Opinion: There will be some trade-offs with the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. For example, to account for the hybrid powertrain, the Outlander PHEV ditches the third row and spare tire. The increase in fuel economy drops the fun factor behind the wheel, as this variant isn't very engaging or energetic. However, the different drive modes will maximize charging and range in nearly every situation. And as a bonus, all-wheel drive is there for good mea...
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iOS 14 Could Offer Home Screen Widgets, Wallpaper Customizations

iOS 14 could offer home screen widgets and wallpaper customizations for the first time, according to 9to5Mac and Twitter user DongleBookPro. Apple is reportedly working to implement widgets that can be moved freely around like icons on the iPhone and iPad homescreen for the very first time. The feature is reportedly codenamed "Avocado" and no other details are available. It was also mentioned that Apple is still working on implementing the feature and it may be scrapped. In addition to home ...
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Top Stories: Apple Leaks iPhone SE and AirTags, Apple Buys Dark Sky, and More

With the calendar rolling over to April this week, we yet again saw several leaks and rumors, most notably including Apple itself leaking some references to a pair of long-rumored products: a new budget iPhone SE and AirTags item trackers. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Apple also acquired popular weather app Dark Sky, while Amazon's Prime Video app now allows users to bypass Apple's in-app purchase system and rent or buy movies directly from Amazon. Check o...
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This Week in Apps: Zoom has issues, Pinterest founder’s new COVID-19 research app, record Q1 spending

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry saw a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019, according to App Annie’s “State of Mobile” annual report. People are now spending 3 hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies h...
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Startups Weekly: SaaS companies feel the churn but hope for a brighter tomorrow

[Editor’s note: Want to get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that startups can use by email? Subscribe here.]  There are a few online productivity stocks booming, and a few popular remote-first product companies still announcing funding rounds amid a huge new wave of unicorn layoffs. But what about the previously white-hot software-as-a-service category overall? Pullbacks in spending are expected in general, obviously, which means higher churn and slower growth for major SaaS companies....
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Apple Donating Over 20 Million Masks to Healthcare Professionals, Producing Face Shields With Suppliers

Apple CEO Tim Cook today shared a video message with an update on the company's response to the ongoing pandemic. Cook said Apple has now sourced over 20 million masks that it is in the process of donating to healthcare professionals around the world. Apple is working with governments to ensure that the masks are donated to the places of greatest need. Cook added that Apple's design, engineering, operations, and packaging teams are working with suppliers to design, produce, and ship face shi...
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Apple has begun designing and producing face shields to protect health care workers during the coronavirus pandemic (AAPL)

Apple has begun designing and producing face shields to protect health care workers in the United States during the coronavirus pandemic. Apple CEO Tim Cook made the announcement via Twitter on Sunday. The company said it plans to ship one million face shields per week. It also increased the number of face masks it's donating to health care workers in the US to 20 million, up from the 10 million it previously announced. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Apple is designing a...
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2020 Hyundai Venue Review: How Does This City Slicker Stack Up?

2020 Hyundai Venue In Our Opinion: The 2020 Hyundai Venue is an affordable SUV that's easy to maneuver and drive in the city. Extra packages provide nice amenities, like navigation, heated seats, and a sunroof. We don't care for the exterior styling, but can overlook that given the Venue's other strong attributes. Exterior Styling 68 Interior Layout 90 Driving Dynamics 85 Safety & Tech Features 75 Everyday Functionality 91 Pros Affordab...
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What It's Like To Attend a Conference -- in Person -- in the Age of Covid-19?

What happens when no one shows up for a tech conference? Fast Company's technology editor harrymcc writes: From Apple to Microsoft to Google, major tech companies have responded to the coronavirus crisis by either canceling their 2020 conference or making them purely virtual. But one well-established event — Vancouver's CanSecWest — went ahead earlier this month, with streaming as an option but not mandatory. Only three attendees showed up in the flesh. But so did security reporter Seth Rosenbl...
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A new phone-tracing technology could tell if you've been exposed to the coronavirus — without sacrificing privacy. 130 researchers are offering it to countries for free.

The novel coronavirus excels at spreading because it's contagious when there are few or no symptoms. That's why governments are resorting to lockdowns, travel bans, and other economy-crippling restrictions. A team of 130 volunteer researchers just rolled out a technology framework that aims to help people return to work using an epidemiological principle called contact tracing. Pan-European Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing would use Bluetooth low-energy (which nearly all smartphones have) ...
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A Hacker Found a Way To Take Over Any Apple Webcam

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Wired: Apple has a well-earned reputation for security, but in recent years its Safari browser has had its share of missteps. This week, a security researcher publicly shared new findings about vulnerabilities that would have allowed an attacker to exploit three Safari bugs in succession and take over a target's webcam and microphone on iOS and macOS devices. Apple patched the vulnerabilities in January and March updates. But before the fixes, all a victi...
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Learn How Technology Impacts your Business at this LA Event

TECHSPO Los Angeles 2020 is taking place from June 10-11 and so far, it hasn’t been canceled. But it is important to note things are subject to change because of COVID-19. If, however, things go as planned, TECHSPO Los Angeles is going to showcase the next generation of advances in technology and innovation. The two-day event will bring developers, brands, marketers, technology providers, designers, innovators and evangelists together Internet, Mobile, AdTech, MarTech and SaaS Technology, toget...
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The New iPhone SE: Rumored to be coming soon

We've been hearing rumors about a second-generation iPhone SE for quite some time, but this past week, Apple themselves revealed the name on their online store. Want to know more? Here are all the rumors about the new low-cost ‌iPhone‌ in once place. Read More: iPhone SE roundup.
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AirPlay 2 may be coming to LG’s 2018 smart TVs as early as October

Thanks to an open API, even older TVs and third-party apps will be able to support Apple's streaming tech.
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Why telehealth can’t significantly flatten the coronavirus curve—yet

Eli Cahan Contributor Share on Twitter Eli Cahan is a medical student at NYU on leave to complete a master’s in health policy at Stanford as a Knight-Hennessy Scholar. His research addresses the effectiveness, economics, and ethics of (digital) health innovation. More posts by this contributor Why key performance indicators are crucial amidst a (public health) crisis How the coronavirus outbreak will stress...
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Original Content podcast: ‘The Platform’ offers a gruesome metaphor for capitalism

“The Platform” is not a subtle movie. That’s true of its approach to horror, with intense, bloody scenes that prompted plenty of screaming and pausing from your hosts at the Original Content podcast. It’s also true of its thematic material — right around the time one of the characters accuses another of being communist, you’ll slap yourself on the forehead and say, “Oh, it’s about capitalism.” The new Netflix film takes place in a mysterious prison, with two prisoners on each level (they’re r...
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What happens if your Apple products break during the coronavirus pandemic?

With the Apple Store closed, people are stuck with busted gadgets
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Apple pays $75,000 to hacker for discovery of exploits to hijack iPhone camera

Security researcher Ryan Pickren disclosed seven zero-day vulnerabilities
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Apple Music still behind Spotify as growth continued for music streaming in 2019

Counterpoint Research expects 450 million subscribers by the end of 2020
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Apple reportedly working on ‘real’ iPhone home screen widgets for iOS 14

They will work with new wallpaper settings
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Apple has sourced over 20 million protective masks, now building and shipping face shields

As it mobilizes its supply chain, employees, and partners to provide personal protective equipment to medical workers and others working to stop the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic, Apple has sourced over 20 million face masks and is now building and shipping face shields, according to a statement from chief executive Tim Cook. Apple is dedicated to supporting the worldwide response to COVID-19. We’ve now sourced over 20M masks through our supply chain. Our design, engineering, operations ...
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Apple Music still trails Spotify as growth continued for music streaming in 2019

Counterpoint Research expects 450 million subscribers by the end of 2020
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