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Apple Maps Now Features Indoor Maps of Boston Logan, DFW, and More Airports and Shopping Malls

Apple Maps has recently been updated with indoor maps of five airports across Canada, Finland, and the United States.<p>The new additions:<p>Logan International Airport in Boston<br>• Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport<br>• Dallas Love Field Airport<br>• Halifax Stanfield International Airport<br>• Helsinki Airport<p>Apple …

Airports

'Scores' of Employees Have Left Tesla for Apple Over the Last Year

Dozens of Tesla employees have left Tesla for Apple since late 2017, according to research conducted by <i>CNBC</i>.<p>The Tesla employees that have left Tesla have joined multiple departments at Apple, with the hires not limited to Project Titan, Apple's car development effort.<p>In 2018 so far, LinkedIn data …

Employment

Fitbit unveils Charge 3 w/ new aluminum design, 7-day battery life, more

This morning Fitbit has announced its newest wearable, the Charge 3. Fitbit’s latest fitness tracker takes the previous generation design and adds an upgraded display, swim tracking and a handful of other new features. Its case and band look similar to the Charge 2, but Fitbit has actually made a …

Fitness Technology

27% of Brits prefer Apple Pay when buying products online (versus 14% in the US)

Some 27% of Brits say that Apple Pay is their preferred payment method when buying products online, against only 14% of Americans saying the same thing …<p><i>TNW</i> reports payment platform Stripe – which conducted the research – suggesting that the greater popularity of online take-out food services might …

Apple Pay

Apple TV exec Jen Folse exits Apple for Caffeine social broadcasting startup

Jen Folse is a name that may be familiar to Apple keynote viewers. As the design lead for Apple TV, Folse has had stage time in recent Apple events where tvOS has been demoed. We heard a few weeks ago that Folse was leaving Apple to join other ex-Apple TV team members at Caffeine. Now the social …

Smart TV

IKEA to expand Tradfri HomeKit line with new $10 smart plug in October, report says

Last year, IKEA rolled out HomeKit support to its Tradfri smart lighting products, and now the Swedish company is seemingly looking to further expand its HomeKit offerings with a new smart plug…<p>According to a report from Swedish news outlet Teknikveckan, IKEA is planning to launch a new smart plug …

Home Automation

Comment: Fortnite isn’t coming to Apple TV, but that’s just the latest tvOS gaming letdown

Earlier today, a spelunking developer discovered code within Fortnite that seemingly hinted the hit-game was soon making its way to Apple TV. Subsequently, Epic Games shot down those hopes, saying the code mention of tvOS is the result of “general Unreal Engine support.”<p>While Fortnite might not be …

Smart TV

Fitbit Announces 'Charge 3' Fitness Tracker Launching in October for $150

Fitbit today announced the "Fitbit Charge 3," its latest fitness tracker that includes improvements to health and workout features, a 7-day battery life, and advanced sleep tracking with an upcoming "Sleep Score" beta. The Charge 3 is completely swimproof and includes a touchscreen display, but is …

Bands

Eighth Beta of tvOS 12 Now Available for Registered Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Apple today seeded the eighth beta of a new tvOS 12 operating system to developers for testing purposes, one week after releasing the seventh beta and more than two months after introducing the new software at the 2018 Worldwide Developers Conference.<p>Designed for the fourth and fifth-generation …

Apple TV

Apple Pay Now Accepted at All Costco Warehouses in United States

Apple Pay is now accepted at all Costco warehouses in the United States, at in-store checkouts, according to the wholesale retailer.<p>Costco has been equipping its warehouses with contactless payment terminals over the past several months, and as of this week, it has activated contactless payments at …

Apple Pay

Unlike Costco, Walmart Has 'No Plans' to Accept Apple Pay

Costco, the world's second largest retailer behind Walmart, recently confirmed that it now accepts Apple Pay and other contactless payment methods at all of its 527 warehouse locations in the United States.<p>Walmart appears to be unfazed by the move, however, as it remains committed to its own …

Apple Pay

How to Customize Grouped Notifications in iOS 12

iOS 12 introduces Notification Grouping, a long-awaited feature that groups all of the notifications from a single app together in one neat bundle that prevents the Lock screen from becoming overly cluttered.<p>By default, all apps have an "Automatic" grouped notification setting, which groups up …

iOS

The Direction of the Third Season of Stranger Things Is Heavily Influenced by a Chevy Chase Comedy

<i>Stranger Things</i> has always owed much of its tone and style to the 1980s. But when we started looking forward to the third season, this isn’t really …

Entertainment

317 More Prince Songs Come To Spotify & Apple Music

Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, is launching the first wave of their anticipated Prince catalog digital releases today. It …

Watch Carrie Brownstein In The Trailer For The Oath

At this point, Carrie Brownstein is as much an actress as she is a musician -- not to mention a writer, director, and comedian. Since co-creating and …

It’s Just A Fanny, But What Should We Call It?

<b>There was a great photo on social media recently of a young lady taking part in a naked bike ride with the slogan “It’s just a fanny” scrawled across</b> …

Can Matt Groening Strike Gold for a Third Time with Disenchantment?

If all Matt Groening had ever done was create <i>The Simpsons</i>, one of the greatest television shows of all time, it would still have earned him a place …

Netflix Has Deleted All User Reviews From Its Website

It’s the end of another era for Netflix: As of Friday, the company has removed all customer-submitted reviews of TV shows, movies and other …

Michelle Wolf, Joel McHale Talk Shows Canceled by Netflix

Aretha Franklin Dies at 76<p>'Crazy Rich Asians' Star Almost Expected the Casting Backlash: 'I've Had It My Entire Life'<p>Learn Singlish With the Cast of …

Netflix Cancels Joel McHale and Michelle Wolf's Talk Shows

Netflix has canceled Joel McHale and Michelle Wolf's unscripted talk shows.<p>Per THR, the two shows reportedly did not garner enough of a viewership to …

Spotify giving songwriters and producers credit on iOS

Songwriters and producers are finally getting the credit they deserve with Spotify on iOS. A recent update to the iPhone and iPad app introduced the ability to see songwriter and producer attribution — a feature previously missing and still absent on Android.<p><i>Music Business Worldwide</i> spotted the …

CNBC: Apple developing chips for processing health data on new fitness sensors

<i>CNBC</i> has published a new report that highlights recent job listings from Apple and what they could mean for future products. Specifically, the report cites three job listings from this summer that relate to sensor processors and fitness sensors, which <i>CNBC</i> believes could hint at a future chip …

Instagram brings poll sticker to private messages, allows users to create custom questions

After about a year of the feature being available for Stories, Instagram has today rolled out its handy poll sticker to Direct messages.<p>Instagram brought the poll sticker to Stories back in October last year. This summer the social media platform expanded on that idea by offering a new question …

HomeKit Weekly: Four ways to control cooling with fans and air conditioners

<i>HomeKit Weekly is a series focused on smart home accessories, automation tips and tricks, and everything to do with Apple’s smart home framework.</i><p>We’re halfway through August, but summer doesn’t feel anywhere near like letting up: it’s hot outside! Luckily there are lots of ways to keep cool indoors …

Home Automation

Prince's Estate Launches 23 of His Albums and New Anthology on Apple Music and Other Streaming Services

Sony Legacy announced over the summer that it had obtained the rights to release the "bulk" of Prince's back catalog, namely the albums he debuted after he left Warner Bros. in the mid-nineties. Today, The Prince Estate digitally released 23 total Prince albums that first launched between 1995 and …

Apple Music

Transit App Expands Real-Time Crowdsourced Data to 175 Cities

The developers of the Transit app this week announced the expansion of real-time crowdsourced data for buses, trains, streetcars, ferries, and so forth to 175 cities across the United States, Canada, and Europe.<p>Normally, the locations of public transportation vehicles are pulled from a transit …

Los Angeles

Facebook Fights US Government Demand to Break Messenger Encryption in Criminal Case

Facebook is contesting a demand from the U.S. government that it break the encryption of its popular Messenger app so that law enforcement can listen in to a suspect's conversations as part of an ongoing investigation into the MS-13 gang.<p>The U.S. Department of Justice's demand is in relation to a …

Tim Cook

Netflix Tests Video Promos Between TV Show Episodes

Netflix is testing a new feature that adds video promos in between episodes of TV shows, Netflix confirmed to <i>TechCrunch</i> this afternoon.<p>The promos Netflix is showing to some users include full-screen personalized videos with content recommendations similar to Netflix recommendations available …

TV shows

How to Close Apps On Your Apple TV

If you’ve had trouble with apps on one of the recent Apple TV devices, don’t fret. There are a few methods at your disposal to deal with …

HQ Trivia Expands to Apple TV

Popular iPhone trivia game HQ Trivia has expanded to the Apple TV as of today, the company announced on Twitter.<p>The new Apple TV version of the app allows Apple TV owners to play the twice-daily trivia game on the big screen, which is ideal for playing in a group. Games take place at 3:00 p.m. ET …

Apple TV