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Apple Daily Report: Charter to launch Spectrum TV Essentials video service (and more news)

2 hours 56 minutes ago
Charter Communications has announced that it will launch Spectrum TV Essentials, a $14.99/month, Internet delivered over-the-top (OTT) video service, to be made available exclusively in Charter's footprint to Spectrum Internet customers who don't already subscribe to Spectrum video services. It will be available through the Spectrum TV App for the Apple TV, iOS devices, Android devices, Roku, Xbox One, Amazon Kindle Fire, Samsung Smart TVs, and computers (via SpectrumTV.com).
Dennis Sellers

Samsung’s new phones, the latest Apple rumors, and your comments and questions

6 hours 2 minutes ago
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On this episode of the Macworld Podcast, we talk about analyst Ming Chi-Kuo and his predictions for the Mac, iPhone, Apple Watch, and more. We also talk about Samsung’s announcements today. Plus, we listen to your comments and questions for Jason Cross, Leif Johnson, Roman Loyola, Dan Masaoka, and Michael Simon. This is episode 641.

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Jason Cross,

Leif Johnson,

Roman Loyola,

Dan Masaoka,

Michael Simon

Glimmers and Leaks: iOS 13

6 hours 4 minutes ago

Rumors, speculation, wish lists and leaks are par for the iPhone/iOS course. In this note at BGR, Yoni Heisler takes us through some things we suspect about iOS 13.  Included is the elimination of one of the “most annoying things about the iPhone.”


John Martellaro

The iPhone SE is available on Apple’s online Clearance Products store

6 hours 46 minutes ago

Apple’s iPhone SE disappeared from the iPhone lineup last fall, when the company introduced the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR. But it keeps reappearing in Apple’s online Clearance store. It’s back again, and who knows how long inventory will last.

You can’t find the iPhone SE at the retail Apple Store, though you may be able to find one at a carrier store. If you’ve wanted one but had no luck through the methods above, now’s your chance. Since it’s on clearance, stock on these phones is limited.

Here's what's available.

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Roman Loyola

Feds Share Terrorist Watch List With 1,400 Private Companies

10 hours 11 minutes ago

The federal government shares its terrorist watch list with over 1,400 private companies, including hospitals and universities. The government has insisted for years it doesn’t share it with private companies, only to have lied this whole time. Why would it be a big deal? It’s relatively easy for innocent people to end up on the list.

The government’s admission comes in a class-action lawsuit filed in federal court in Alexandria by Muslims who say they regularly experience difficulties in travel, financial transactions and interactions with law enforcement because they have been wrongly added to the list. The Associated Press is the first to report on the disclosure after reviewing the case documents.


Andrew Orr

Mark Zuckerberg Talks Privacy and Encryption with Harvard Law Society

10 hours 16 minutes ago

Mark Zuckerberg sat down with the Harvard Law Society as part of its Techtopia initiative. The Facebook CEO discussed a variety of issues including encryption, targeted ads, and whether his company should be considered an information fiduciary. Highlights of the fascinating discussion were written up and published by the HLS.

Zuckerberg argued that offering users different monetization models would mean offering them different data-handling models. “Are we going to let people pay to have different controls on data use than other people? And my answer to that is a hard no.” He described a forthcoming tool called “Clear History” which would allow users to clear some of the data that Facebook accumulates about them for ad targeting purposes.


Charlotte Henry

Marzipan is going to be a big deal for the Mac

10 hours 27 minutes ago

News reports broke Wednesday that Apple is going to allow developers to submit one app that will work across iPhone, iPad, and Mac. On 9to5Mac, Ben Lovejoy explained why, despite slow progress, he thinks the project known as Marzipan will be a big deal and encourage more apps to be built for the Mac.

There are a lot more iPhones than there are Macs, so currently many developers target iOS first, and only create Mac apps if they are convinced there’s enough demand to make that a sensible use of their time. A more efficient process will mean a lot more Mac apps, and that’s good news for consumers as well as developers.


Charlotte Henry