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- Report: EU to Bring Antitrust Charges Against Apple as Soon as This Week

- Australia Antitrust Wonks Worried Over Pre-Installed Apps iOS and Android

- Russia Fines Apple US$12M for Monopolistic App Store Practices

- German Orgs Bring Antitrust Complaints Over App Tracking Transparency

- Apple Promotes Ad Attribution Tools in Place of User Tracking

- Federighi: App Tracking Transparency Is About User Choice

- App Tracking Transparency: Apple Posts Two-Minute Explainer to YouTube

- Apple Says Developers Can’t Bribe Users for Permission to Track

- Facebook: ATT Notifications to Roll Out Over Weeks

- Report: "Allow Apps to Request to Track” Greyed Out for Some Users

- Apple Watch International Dance Day Challenge Set for 29 April

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:32am EDT

- Tim Cook Pledges Apple Support for COVID Relief in India

- Apple Releases iOS/iPadOS 14.5, watchOS 7.4, and tvOS14.5

- iDownloadBlog on Putting ATT in Action

- MacRumors on Opening Your iPhone with Your Masked Face (and an Apple Watch)

- Support for Xbox/PS Controllers and Color Balance Hit with tvOS 14.5

- Apple Insider: Several Small New Features for macOS 11.3

- macOS 11.3 Hammers Flaw That Let Bad Guys Bypass Mac Security

- A Bevy of Security Updates in Monday’s OS Updates

- Apple Updates Clips with Features Built for LiDAR

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:48am EDT

- Report: Apple and Walgreens Vaccinating Apple Office Staff at Work

- Old Magic Keyboards Incompatible with 12.9-Inch M1 iPad Pro

- Ship Dates for AirTag Slip into May for Plain, June for Engraved

- CNET: AirTag Accessories Run the Price Gamut

- iMore: Hermès Offers AirTag Luggage Tag for $699

- MacRumors: Native Rating System My Ship in Apple Maps This Week

- Apple Sued Over Some Fitness Functions in Apple Watch

- Apple Seeks “Clinical Producer - Health”

- Spotify Launching Paid Podcast Service, Taking No Commission

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:01am EDT

- CIRP: U.S. Goes for Full-Sized iPhones

- Morgan Stanley Ups Apple Target By a Buck After “Spring Loaded” Event

- New Siri Remote Not Great for Some Games

- Spring Fling Brings New Bands for Apple Watch

- Apple Drops Nano-Texture Display Cost to $300 on 27-Inch iMac

- Apple Suspends IAP Requirements on P2P Events Through 2021

- Apple Seeds First Betas of Next Round of Mobile OS Updates to Developers

- Apple Seeds First Beta of macOS Big Sur 11.4 to Developers

- Apple Being Sued Over Movies “Bought” on iTunes

- Season Two of “Trying” Delayed a Week

- Apple TV+ Outs Trailer for Fathom

- Nature Doc “The Year Earth Changed” Tops for Apple Unscripted Debuts

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 8:32am EDT

- Ars Technica Lists Lots of Tuesday’s Missed Messages

- Developers Required to Implement ATT by Monday 26 April

- iDownloadBlog: Touch ID on Magic Keyboard Works with Every M1 Mac

- MacRumors: Touch ID on Magic Keyboard Does Not Work with M1 iPad Pro

- Report: MacBook Manufacturer Quanta Tangled in Ransomware

- Leaked Schematics of Unreleased MBPs Apparently Tied to Quanta Attack

- Apple and Google Grilled on the Hill

- Apple Watch ECG Going Live in Australia and Vietnam Next Week

- AliveCor Sues to Block Import of Apple Watch in ECG Patent Dispute

- Apple TV+ Doc "Fathom" to Play at Physical Tribeca Film Festival

- Release Date Announced for Apple TV+ Film "CODA"

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 7:04am EDT

- Apple Introduces Apple Card Family

- Apple Introduces Podcast Subscriptions

- Vox Details Some of the Apple Podcast Subscription Terms

- Apple Introduces AirTag

- Tile Takes Aim at Apple Over AirTag

- Apple Outs New Apple TV 4K and New Siri Remote

- Apple Insider: iPhone Color Balance Trick Works on Some Older Apple TVs

- Apple Intros Purple iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini

- Apple Intros Colorful Line of M1 iMacs

- iPad Pro Now Powered by M1

- Apple 3.0: A Few “Loaded” Reactions from Financial Folk

- Apple Issues Last Minute Earth Day Apple Watch Challenge

- Ted Lasso Returns to Apple TV+ on 23 July

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

- Apple “Temporarily” Stops Accepting New Shows in iTunes Connect

- Rumor and Speculation Around an Apple Premium Podcast Service

- “Spring Loaded” Event Set to 10AM PDT/1PM EDT Today

- Parler Headed Back to Apple’s App Store

- Discord Relaxes Stance on NSFW Content for iOS and iPad Apps

- Best Buy Goes Live with Apple Business Chat

- Apple TV+ Announces Bilingual Thriller Series “Now and Then”

- Report: Justin Timberlake Attached to Chuck Barris Series for Apple TV+

- Tom Holland to Star in the Apple TV+ Series “The Crowded Room”

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:52am EDT

- Apple Temporarily Closes Michigan Stores Amid COVID-19 Resurgence

- MacRumors: 21.5-Inch iMacs Scarce Ahead of “Spring Loaded” Event

- Wedbush Analyst Stoked for Anticipated “Spring Loaded” iPad Upgrades

- Apple-Backed Project CHIP to Finalize IoT Protocols Late This Year

- Jungle Runner 2k21: Kids Game Hides Secret Casino

- Jungle Runner 2k21 Bounced from the App Store

- Report: First Round of Roku Voice Remote Pros Missing TV+ Button

- “The Problem with Jon Stewart” to Hit Apple TV+ This Fall

- Greyhound and "Servant" Take Home Golden Reels

- Wolfwalkers Wins Five Annie Awards

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:17am EDT

- House Set to Move on Report Calling Big Tech “Monopolistic”

- TSMC: Chip Shortage Will Last Into 2022

- Apple Fitness+ Adding Workouts for Pregnancy, Older Adults, and Beginners

- Bay Area Clipper Card Now Works with Apple Pay

- Adding Trees to Remove Carbon: Apple Announces Restore Fund

- Apple Pay Donating to Conservation International for Earth Day

- Lisa Jackson Addresses Equity and Environment in Time 2030 Essay

- Apple Hosts Earth Day Focused Virtual “Today at Apple” Sessions with Oliver Jeffers

- Jane Fonda Joins Apple Fitness+ “Time to Walk” for Earth Day

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:42am EDT

- Evercore: Apple “Well Positioned” to Beat March-Quarter Expectations

- Discord Says NSFW Content Blocked from iOS/iPad Apps at Apple’s Behest

- The Verge Sees Questionable Activity with an Apple Trade-In Partner

- Apple Watch COVID Predictor Study Starting in Seattle

- Apple Seeks Dismissal of $800 Million Coronavirus App Case

- Apple/Epic Case in Australia Put on Pause

- Epic Case Discovery Sheds Light on Lack of iMessage for Android

- Judge Warns Apple and Epic Against Courtroom Surprises

- Report: Azimuth, Not Cellebrite, Helped FBI Into San Bernardino Shooter’s iPhone

- Morgan Stanley Survey Puts Apple TV+ Close to Bottom for Best Original Programming

- Apple TV+ Announces “Blush,” Its First Short Film with Skydance Animation

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:57am EDT

- Siri Nailed It: Virtual “Spring Loaded” Apple Event Set for Next Week

- Apple Seeds Eighth Betas of iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 to Developers and Public Testers

- Apple Seeds Eighth Beta of macOS 11.3 to Developers and Public Testers

- NSFW Servers Blocked on Discord Apps for iPad and iOS

- Republican Senator Proposes Killing M&A for Largest Large-Cap Companies

- Apple Wants SEC to Require Corporate Climate Change Disclosures

- Apple TV+ Announces “Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson” for Late July

- Apple and Imagine Documentaries Announce “Black & Blues: The Colorful Ballad of Louis Armstrong”

- “Lisey’s Story” to Hit Apple TV+ on 4 June

- Self: Apple TV+ Has Highest Overall IMDb Rating for Streaming Services

- Roku Update Brings AirPlay 2 and HomeKit to Older Devices

- Apple TV+ Gets Its Own Button on Roku Remotes

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:46am EDT

- Siri Seems to Spill the Beans on Apple Event Next Week

- UK Apple Stores Reopen as COVID Restrictions Ease

- Apple and Google Deny UK COVID App Update Over Privacy Concerns

- Apple Reworks Pro Display HRD Marketing for UK Regulators

- iPhone Hits “Tough Compare” Territory in China

- IDC: March-Quarter Mac Sales Surged 111%

- Apple Reminds Developers of Upcoming ATT Changes and Warns Against Workarounds

- Report: Proctor & Gamble Tries to Sidestep ATT Changes

- Report: Marketers May Try “Server-to-Server Fingerprinting” to Fight ATT

- Report: 68% of iPhone Users Will Likely Say “No” to Ad Tracking

- Will Smith and Antoine Fuqua Pull “Emancipation” Production from Georgia

- Season Two “Mythic Quest” Trailer Released

- Eddie Murphy Hits Apple TV+ for “The Oprah Conversation”

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:43am EDT

- COVID Closes Apple Stores in France

- Friday: Apple Declines Invitation to Senate Hearing on App Stores

- Sunday: Apple Agrees to Attend Senate Hearing on App Stores

- White House Holding Virtual Semiconductor Summit Today

- KeyBanc: iPhone 12 Boosted by Stimulus Checks and Tax Refunds

- Morgan Stanley Ups Services Expectations While Lowering Apple Target

- Cowen: Subs + Ads = $2.2B for Apple News+ in 2023

- Apple Music TV Hits Canada and UK

- Special Episode of “Mythic Quest” This Friday on Apple TV+

- Sudeikis Wins SAG Award for “Ted Lasso”

- 30+ New Old Games Land in Apple Arcade

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:18am EDT

- Apple CEO Speaks Out in Wake of New Voter Laws in Georgia

- Report: Average US Spend on iOS Apps to Hit $180 Per Person in 2021

- Apple Rejecting Apps with Possible “Device Fingerprinting”

- Engadget: Russian iPhone Setup Includes Suggested, State-Sponsored Apps

- Apple Updates Support App

- Judge Says MacBook Pro “Flexgate” Case Can Move Forward

- TSMC to Invest $100B Over Three Years to Increase Chip Production

- GOP Lawmakers Want Answers Over Parler Removals

- Apple Seeks “Clinical Specialist, Cardiology”

- Tim Cook Marks Apple’s 45th Anniversary on Twitter

- Tim Cook Marks Apple’s 45th Anniversary in Memo to Staff

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:47am EDT

- Apple Sets 2Q FY2021 Earnings for Wednesday 28 April

- iPhone and Apple Car Drive Up Apple Rating and Price Target at UBS

- App Annie: App Buying Frenzy Continues Into 2021

- Sixth Betas Out for iOS/iPadOS 14.5, tvOS 14.5, and watchOS 7.4

- Sixth Beta Out for macOS Big Sur 11.3

- English Language Users Getting Two New Siri Voices and No Default

- IATA Planning COVID-19 “Digital Passport” for iOS This Month

- Report: Arizona App Store Bill Likely Dead Until 2022

- KFTC Fines Apple Korea and Urges Prosecutions

- Apple Deems Late-2012 13-Inch Retain MBP “Obsolete”

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:51am EDT