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Filipe Espósito

@filipeesposito

Filipe Espósito is a Brazilian tech Journalist who started covering Apple news on iHelp BR with some exclusive scoops — including the reveal of the new Apple Watch Series 5 models in titanium and ceramic. He joined 9to5Mac to share even more tech news around the world.

He currently owns an iPhone 11 Pro Max, Apple Watch Series 4, iPad 9.7″, MacBook Pro 13″ with Touch Bar, AirPods (2nd Gen) and lots of older devices such as an iPhone 3G and even a Grape iMac G3.

Yesterday

After some users complained about the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro tracking location data even when the location services are turned off, Apple has added a new option in iOS 13.3.1 that disable the new Ultra Wideband U1 chip.

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January 24

Apple today released the third developer beta of macOS Catalina 10.15.3. This comes as Apple earlier this week released the third developer betas of iOS 13.3.1, iPadOS 13.3.1, watchOS 6.1.2, and tvOS 13.3.1. The company does not specify what’s new in the update, but it likely focuses on performance improvements, security updates, and bug fixes.

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Update: According to Apple, the problem has already been solved. The Apple Support account on Twitter suggests that users who are still experiencing the issue should restart the devices.

Apple’s System Status webpage indicates today that some users may experience problems with the App Store. The company says that App Store users “are experiencing a problem with this service,” and that they are “investigating this issue.” According to developers, it’s not currently possible to successfully get in-app purchases.

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January 23

Apple had already renewed its original Carpool Karaoke spin-off series for a third season last summer, but we haven’t heard anything more about it since then. But James Corden, who runs the show, released today on his YouTube channel the official trailer for the third season of Apple’s Carpool Karaoke: The Series.

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January 22

Update: iOS 13.3.1 beta 3, iPadOS 13.3.1 beta 3, watchOS 6.1.2 beta 3, and tvOS 13.3.1 beta 3 now available for developers. Apple is also releasing the third public beta versions today as well.

Apple is today releasing the third developer beta of iOS 13.3.1 and iPadOS 13.3.1. This comes a week after the second beta release. iOS 13.3.1 focuses on bug fixes and performance improvements.

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January 20

Mac: How to fix and restart the Touch Bar when it stops working

The Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro offers a variety of shortcuts according to each application, but sometimes it doesn’t work as expected. Users may eventually experience unexpected behaviors with it such as freezes or specific buttons not responding.

If this has happened to you, be aware that you can fix it without having to restart your Mac, so follow along for how to fix the Touch Bar when it stops working.

January 16

The Unofficial Apple Archive, a website that gathers hundreds of videos and images from Apple campaigns since 1977, has launched, and we’ve made a roundup of the weird and wonderful standouts.

Created by Sam Henri Gold, the archive goes beyond what we already know about the company. It also revealed some campaigns that have not been previously seen, including unreleased advertisements and internal materials from the marketing team.

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January 15

Fortnite continues to be one of the most popular games of the moment, and today Epic Games announced new features for players who have an iPhone or an iPad. A new update to the iOS version of the game improves compatibility with joysticks and also adds 120 FPS gameplay on compatible devices for the first time.

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January 14

Update: iOS 13.3.1 beta 2, iPadOS 13.3.1 beta 2, macOS Catalina 10.15.3 beta 2, watchOS 6.1.2 beta 2, and tvOS 13.3.1 beta 2 now available for developers. Apple is also releasing the second public beta versions today as well.

Apple today is releasing the second developer beta of iOS 13.3.1 and iPadOS 13.3.1. This comes after a month without any new beta releases due to the holiday recesses. iOS 13.3.1 focuses on bug fixes and performance improvements.

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Apple releases Xcode 11.3.1 update for developers

Apple has just released Xcode 11.3.1 for developers — the tool used to create iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS apps. This week’s update features overall improvements and bug fixes, including enhancements to compile Swift files.

January 13

With the launch of the 16-inch MacBook Pro and the new Mac Pro, Apple is increasingly focusing on the professional consumer market. Now we have found evidence that the company is working on a new feature for macOS that should further improve the workflow for professionals.

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January 10

If you use Instagram a lot, you probably know what a Boomerang is — those short videos played in a loop.

Starting today, users of the social network will have three new options to share Boomerang Stories: SloMo, Echo, and Duo. The announcement is an attempt to keep Instagram attractive to users, especially with the increasing competition.

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January 7

It’s always been possible to send messages through Apple Watch, but not in the same way as on an iPhone because of the obvious differences in screen size. While Apple suggests that using voice dictation is the best way to share something, developer Adam Foot came up with a different idea. He created Shift Keyboard, an app that puts a real keyboard on the Apple Watch screen.

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January 6

The new Mac Pro is here, and Apple says this is the ideal computer for heavy tasks like programming and video editing. But can this machine handle heavy games? YouTuber Quinn Nelson tested it and published the rather disappointing result on his channel Snazzy Labs.

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January 3

With the launch of the second-generation AirPods last year, Apple has offered customers the option to include a custom engraving on the charging case. Today, Apple announced new options to customize the AirPods charging case with larger text and emoji for the first time.

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January 2

Dell laptops will soon be able to sync and mirror the iPhone screen on Windows

Apple offers differentiated integration between the iPhone and Mac, but Windows PC users don’t have most of these features. To change this situation and make its product line more attractive, Dell has announced an update for its laptops that brings new tools to use the iPhone with Windows.

December 31, 2019

The Russian government this month passed new protectionist legislation that may directly affect tech and media companies like Apple, Google, Netflix, and Samsung. Starting July 1, 2020, all computers, smartphones, tablets, and other devices sold in Russia will be required to come with pre-installed Russian software.

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December 23, 2019

Following the announcement of the Apple Music Christmas deal, it seems that Apple has decided to offer more gifts for its users. From December 24 to 29, the company will have a daily surprise on the App Store. Although more details aren’t known, these gifts will likely be some paid apps and games.

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December 20, 2019

Apple Music already offers a three-month free subscription for new users, but now Apple has announced an interesting Christmas deal. As of today until the end of 2019, you can subscribe to Apple Music without paying anything for the first six months.

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December 18, 2019

Apple releasing first public beta of iOS 13.3.1 today [U]

Apple today will release the first public beta of iOS 13.3.1. This comes after yesterday’s release of the first developer beta. iOS 13.3.1 focuses on bug fixes and performance improvements.

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