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  • Apple once again tries to get us to use slofies in two new iPhone 11 videos iMore (Monday, 20 January) - What you need to knowApple has shared two YouTube videos reminding everyone slofies exist.But we'd really rather forget it ever happened.Really though, who uses this stuff?You remember slowfies, right?Apple seems super keen to make sure we all know about slowfies and it's shared two new YouTube videos to drive the point home. Whether we want it to, or not.The word "slowfie" entered our lives when Apple announced iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. And...
  • FBI seizes site dedicated to selling data breach information Tuaw (Monday, 20 January) - Following an international operation, the FBI has seized and shut down a website called WeLeakInfo that sold private user data from over 10,000 data breaches. As part of the operation, police in the Netherlands and Northern Ireland arrested two 22-ye......
  • Apple Gains Footing in Court Feud With Former iPhone Chip Architect MacRumors (Monday, 20 January) - A former Apple executive who worked on the chips that power iPhones and iPads has had a request to toss a breach-of-contract lawsuit brought by the company rejected by the court in a tentative ruling. Last August, Apple sued its former A-series chip lead, Gerard Williams III, for breach of employment contract. Williams was the lead designer of Apple's custom ‌iPhone‌ and ‌iPad‌ chips from the A7...
  • Jennifer Aniston picks up a SAG Award for best female actor iMore (Monday, 20 January) - What you need to knowJennifer Aniston was awarded best female actor for her role in "The Morning Show."This is Apple TV+'s first big honor.The service will be hoping for many more.One down, many more to come.Star of "The Morning Show" Jennifer Aniston has picked up the first big award for Apple TV+, with a shiny new SAG Award coming her way. The actor won the award for best female actor in a drama after previously...
  • Instagram Removes IGTV Button From Home Screen Following Lack of User Engagement MacRumors (Monday, 20 January) - Instagram is dropping the IGTV button from the top-right corner of the app's home screen because not enough people are interacting with it.First launched in June 2018, IGTV is Instagram's long-form video streaming service that's designed to compete with youtube. IGTV focuses on full-screen vertical video, with the ability to interact with other users while watching videos.The Facebook-owned company told TechCrunch that it was removing the button...
  • Apple and Tim Cook Commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. MacRumors (Monday, 20 January) - Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States, an annual federal holiday commemorating the American civil rights movement leader. Apple today honored the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a full-page tribute on its website. A photo of Dr. King is accompanied by an iconic quote of his: "Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly." On Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook commemorated...
  • Samsung appoints Roh Tae-moon as its new smartphone CEO Tuaw (Monday, 20 January) - Samsung Electronics has named Roh Tae-moon CEO of its key smartphone division, according to Bloomberg. He'll take over the position from DJ Koh, who will continue to head up Samsung's IT and mobile and communication arms. Roh is Samsung's third CEO i......
  • Latest Fortnite Update for iOS Brings 120fps Mode to 2018 iPad Pro MacRumors (Monday, 20 January) - Epic Games' latest update to the iOS version of popular battle royale title Fortnite that enables iPad Pro owners to run the game at 120 frames per second.‌iPad Pro‌ owners wanting to make the most of the Pro Motion display's high refresh rate for a smoother performance can find the 120fps mode in the Fortnite settings screen.Enabling the mode does come at the expense of visual quality...
  • Jennifer Aniston lands Apple TV+ a SAG award for 'The Morning Show' Tuaw (Monday, 20 January) - Jennifer Aniston won the Screen Actor's Guild (SAG) award for best female actor in a drama series (The Morning Show). That netted Apple TV Plus a second major awards season prize after its breakthrough Critic's Choice win. Pundits expected the SAG pr......
  • The iPad Pro can now run Fortnite at 120 frames per second TheVerge (Sunday, 19 January) - Epic Games has just released an update for the iOS version of Fortnite that unlocks a niche-but-cool feature if you have the hardware to support it: a 120 frames per second mode for the latest (2018) iPad Pro. This mode makes the most of the screen’s high refresh rate to deliver ultra-smooth performance. The update also adds support for controller thumbstick buttons.I checked the 120 fps mode out for a few rounds, and while...
  • ESA opens plant that turns moondust into oxygen Tuaw (Sunday, 19 January) - If humans are going to have a long-term presence on the Moon, they're going to need breathable air and rocket fuel -- and the ESA might just have a way to create both using the Moon itself. The agency is running a prototype plant that converts moond......
  • Jennifer Aniston Wins SAG Award for Outstanding Performance in Apple TV+ Series 'The Morning Show' MacRumors (Sunday, 19 January) - It has been a big week for Apple TV+ news, with release dates announced for several upcoming series, a multi-year agreement with actress and producer Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and now a major award win.At the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles tonight, actress Jennifer Aniston won an SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for her leading role as morning news anchor Alex Levy in the Apple TV+ series...
  • Opera accused of offering predatory loans through Android apps Tuaw (Sunday, 19 January) - Opera has frequently tried to claim the moral high ground in the web browser world, but it's being accused of using its side projects for far less virtuous behavior. Hindenburg Research has published a report alleging that Opera is running four Andr......
  • Apple Shares New 'Slofie' Videos Highlighting iPhone 11 and 11 Pro Cameras MacRumors (Sunday, 19 January) - Apple today shared two new "slofie" videos taken using the slow-motion capture feature of the front-facing camera of the iPhone and iPhone 11 Pro.The two short videos, called "Backflip" and "Whiteout," feature slow motion selfie videos captured by professional snowboarders.Apple's iPhones have long had a "slo-mo" slow motion video feature for capturing slow motion content with the rear camera, but with the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro, slow motion capabilities were also added...
  • Huawei will use TomTom for maps now that it's cut off from Google Tuaw (Sunday, 19 January) - Now that Huawei is effectively cut off from Google, how is going to provide navigation on its phones? By finding a non-American partner, of course. TomTom has revealed that it struck a deal with Huawei to provide maps, navigation and traffic data f......
  • Elon Musk expects SpaceX's first crewed mission between April and June Tuaw (Sunday, 19 January) - Now that SpaceX has completed Crew Dragon's in-flight launch escape test, when can you expect a mission with humans aboard? At last, the company has a more specific answer than early 2020. Company chief Elon Musk told attendees at a post-test confe......
  • Apple unveils animated musical series from the creator of 'Bob's Burgers' Tuaw (Sunday, 19 January) - Apple is determined to pump up its TV+ service mere hours before the Screen Actors Guild Awards. It started by unveiling Central Park, an animated musical comedy series from Bob's Burgers creator Loren Bouchard, fellow BB producer Nora Smith and Froz......
  • Facebook says glitch led to rude translation of Chinese leader's name Tuaw (Sunday, 19 January) - Facebook is learning first-hand about the limitations of modern translation technology. The social media firm has apologized after people discovered that that translating Chinese President Xi Jinping's name from Burmese to English led to him being c......