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Apple approves India’s controversial Do Not Disturb app

Apple today made an anti-spam application developed by the Indian government available on that country’s version of its App Store. The software is designed to help prevent an avalanche of commercial phone calls and texts, but Apple had previously expressed concerns that it revealed too much information about users to the government. The version of […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Japan’s ‘Decotora’ trucks skirt skirt into new ‘Shot on iPhone’ ad

Apple put the low-light shooting capabilities on full display in its new ‘Shot on iPhone’ Ad that gives viewers a glimpse inside Japan’s “decotora” truck craze. The incredible new video follows Kazuya Sekino, the creator of “Lady Misaki” which is a decorated trunk with hundreds of LED lights on its facade. Apple’s trippy two-minute long […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

NYC plans to make AirDropping dick pics a crime

My friend Tyler is a world traveler. Tyler has a favorite game he likes to play on his iPhone. When he’s in a busy area like an airport, he likes to AirDrop a picture of his naked ass next to a waterfall to unspecting iPhone users. The photo is fairly harmless and usually draws some […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Even brilliant Pixel 3 ads won’t get iPhone users to switch

Google and Samsung have smartphones many critics say are as good or better than the latest iPhones. But making a device to rival Apple’s isn’t the hard part. Getting iPhone users to switch is. Google acknowledges this in a series of video ads launched this week to convince brand loyalists to switch to its newest […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Pokémon Go player-vs-player battles teased again

Every version of Pokémon is about players using pocket monsters to battle other trainers. Well, every version except Pokémon Go, which is conspicuously missing the ability to go head-to-head with another player. Game developer Niantic promised this feature would be out before the end of this year, and the company suggested today that the wait […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Apple Music Coming to Alexa Echo Devices December 17

Amazon today said Apple Music subscribers will soon be able to enjoy their playlists through Alexa-powered devices. Apple Music customers can request that Alexa play songs, artists, albums, and Apple playlists, as well as stream Apple Music radio stations. For example, people can say "Alexa, play Beats 1" to hear Apple's global radio stream. In order to pair Apple Music with Amazon Alexa, customers will need to enable the Apple…

Instagram Debuts 'Close Friends' for Sharing Stories with Smaller Groups

Instagram today gave people more control over who sees their stories. A new tool called Close Friends lets people create small groups and share stories that are only visible to members of that group. The Close Friends function appears in the side menu of users' profiles. Only those who create the lists will be able to see who is on the list, and no one can ask to be added.…

How to learn to draw with the iPad Pro

The iPad and the Apple Pencil are an amazing combo for sketching and painting, but the real work goes on inside your head. Here’s how to learn to draw in any medium, with some extra iPad-only tricks. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Apple’s Product(RED) contributes over $200 million to fight AIDS

iPhones, cases and other products in Apple’s Product(RED) line are more than just colorful; they’ve so far been responsible for $200 million going to pay for HIV/AIDS counseling, testing and medication. Apple partnered with (RED) 11 years ago, with purchases of select products contributing to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Apple […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

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