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Apple inks deal to create new Peanuts TV shows

Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang have scored a new contract with Apple. The iPhone-maker has reportedly struck a deal with DHX Media that will give Apple exclusive access to new Peanuts content, including TV shows and other original programming. Adding Peanuts gives Apple another big win for its growing chest […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

How to play Apple Music on your Amazon Echo

Amazon’s Alexa speakers can finally connect to your Apple Music account. Support for Apple Music on the Amazon Echo was rolled out to owners today, giving iPhone and iPad owners the option to pump out their favorite jams without signing up for an Apple Music competitor. Getting the new Apple Music integration up and running […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Stop using these terrible, terrible passwords

You lock your house, right? And your car? It’s equally important to lock your data with a secure password. But year after year people insist on using the same easily-guessed passcodes. The list of “Worst Passwords of 2018” is out, and if your favorite is on there you really need to change it something more […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Facebook Says Bug May Have Exposed Photos of 6.8M Users

Facebook today revealed that an issue might have given third-party apps access to users' unshared photos. The bug involved the photo API (something developers use) and Facebook login for third-party apps. Typically, Facebook only allows developers to see apps that are posted publicly. This issue made unshared photos, such as those left dangling in unpublished posts, exposed. Facebook fixed the issue, but says some 1,500 apps built by 876 developers…

Apple Says It Will Update iPhones to Circumvent China Ban

Apple plans to issue a software patch to its iPhones to appease Qualcomm and Chinese authorities. Earlier this week, a Chinese court found Apple to be in violation of two Qualcomm patents pertaining to resizing pictures and managing apps with a touch screen. The court issued a ban against Apple, blocking it from importing a range of phones into China. Though Apple is appealing that decision, it claims it can…

This app reinvents how lighting works in iPhone photos

This post is presented by Indice, maker of the Apollo app. The photos you take are only as good as the lighting. That’s true no matter whether you’re using a top-of-the-line DSLR or an iPhone. The difference is, with an iPhone, you can change the lighting after you’ve taken the picture. That’s thanks to Apollo, […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Proposed privacy legislation outlaws some Google business practices

The Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) published a draft privacy bill this morning that proposes making it harder for companies to track people’s location or collect biometric information about them.  Apple is a top donor to the CDT, and the company has taken a strong stance on protecting user’s privacy. “Privacy is a fundamental human […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

YouTube Music App Integrates Charts as Playlists

Google today updated its YouTube Music mobile app with YouTube Charts. The charts are available as playlists within the YouTube Music app and are accessible from all 29 markets where YouTube Music operates. Google says the charts contain the freshest, hottest songs and videos, which can be streamed or downloaded (for premium subscribers). Each country is given access to five charts: three from their own region and two world charts.…

How I record podcasts on iPad only

Recording a podcast over FaceTime or Skype on the iPad is easy, but you need to use your iPhone for the call itself. Fortunately, the setup is easy, if a little ridiculous. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Best gifts for Apple fans [Gift Guide 2018]

Buying for an Apple fan who already has the latest products and accessories doesn’t have to be difficult. There are a ton of great gifts out there, like beautiful books showcasing Apple design, cool cushions that carry familiar Apple logos and slogans, and more. In this gift guide, we’ve hand-picked a bunch of awesome products […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac