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Apple says a record $540 million was spent on apps this New Year’s Day

Chris Velazco/Engadget If you thought Apple device owners would splurge on apps during a holiday season when they were stuck at home… you guessed correctly. Apple has revealed that the App Store broke a single-day spending record on New Year’s Day, with people spending over $540 million. There was a healthy run-up, too, with people …

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Apple is having iCloud activation problems at the worst possible time (updated)

Dana Wollman/Engadget You’re not alone if you’re having problems getting your newly gifted iPad or Apple Watch up and running. As AppleInsider first reported, Apple is warning of iCloud account and sign-in issues (ongoing as we write this) that appear to have started on Christmas Day — right as many people were setting up their …

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The best laptops and tablets to give as gifts

This year, more than any other, our laptops and tablets are working overtime. They’re our gateway to remote work and virtual schooling — but they’re also one of the few ways to safely socialize with friends as we try to rebuild our lost civilization through Zoom meetings. So if someone you know is in need …

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Today is iPhone 12 and iPad Air launch day, but don’t expect speedy shipping

The iPhone 12 Pro. Form factor and screen size are nearly identical on iPhone 12 Pro. Features. Is that enough screen for you? Even more camera sensors than your average iPhone 12. The new 12MP Wide sensor on iPhone 12 Pro. Prices. Host not necessarily scaled to the size of the phones. Screen stats. iPhone …

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Apple pushes out iOS 14.1, iMovie updates, and more

Enlarge / The various color options of the iPhone 12. Apple This week, Apple has released a number of software updates to pave the way for tomorrow’s iPhone 12 launch. Among them: iOS and iPadOS 14.1, and updates to iMovie and GarageBand for iOS. iOS 14.1 adds support for the various new iPhone 12-specific features, …

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Now you can use Xbox remote play on your iPhone

While Microsoft is still apparently working on cloud gaming support for iOS, it just updated the iOS Xbox app with its new interface, as well as the ability to stream games from a local console. Since games streamed within your house don’t break Apple’s App Store rules, it’s a lot easier to make that work, …

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iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPad Air orders have begun

iPhone 12 Pro. Form factor and screen size are nearly identical on iPhone 12 Pro. Features. Is that enough screen for you? Even more camera sensors than your average iPhone 12. The new 12MP Wide sensor on iPhone 12 Pro. Prices. Host not necessarily scaled to the size of the phones. Screen stats. iPhone 12 …

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The iPhone and iPad Spotify app now includes home screen widgets

The two sizes of the Spotify widget in iOS 14. Samuel Axon To use it, you have to update Spotify to the latest version, then open the app. Samuel Axon Once that’s done, you can tap the widget gallery button in the top-left corner… Samuel Axon You’ll find it in the widget gallery like this. …

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iPad (2020) micro-review: Battle-tested and more than fast enough

The back of the 2020 iPad. Samuel Axon An angle of the front of the 2020 iPad. Samuel Axon Unlike the Pro and the new Air, it still has a Lightning port. Samuel Axon It has a headphone jack, too. Samuel Axon Here’s the camera—the same old camera. Samuel Axon The 2020 iPad Pro with …

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The Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch SE, and 8th-gen iPad hit store shelves

The new Apple Watch in Blue and Red Aluminum. Apple The new Apple Watch models will also arrive with a slew of new Apple Watch face options. A closeup of the new stripe watchface. As part of its Apple Watch announcement, Apple also touted newly greener manufacturing processes behind the product. Spoiler: the new Apple …

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