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Harry King

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What is optimized charging for iOS 13?

Apple is trying to make the battery in your iPhone last longer, so you can use your phone for longer periods of time without needing to get it serviced. Optimized Battery Charging changes the way in which your iPhone charges overnight in order to extend the lifetime of the battery. After updating to iOS 13, you may have been wondering ‘why is my iPhone only charging to 80 percent?’ Here’s why …

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Download 7 new beautiful Catalina desktop wallpapers for macOS 10.15

macOS 10.15 includes a gorgeous Catalina-inspired dynamic wallpaper that changes its appearance throughout the day, and recent betas have added even more stunning desktop wallpapers. The upcoming operating system update for Mac includes seven incredible photographs shot around Santa Catalina Island in California. Download each new image below for your wallpaper on any device.

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iOS 13 may be the reason you can’t log in to your banking apps from your iPhone

If you have recently updated to iOS 13 and have found you are unable to log in to some apps like your bank, or 1Password, or other apps that need authentication, we may have the solution. It turns out there is an iPhone iOS 13 bug affecting older iPhones with Touch ID, where the in-app authentication dialog simply doesn’t appear. Here’s the fix ..

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Free Netflix episodes offered as competition with Apple TV+ and Disney+ looms

With Apple TV+ and Disney+ both set to launch in November, Netflix seems to be trying a new marketing tactic: free Netflix episodes for non-subscribers …

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Minecraft Earth AR game to start rolling out next month following demo at WWDC

Fans of augmented reality gaming will soon have yet another option on iOS. Back in May, Microsoft teased that it was working on an AR version of Minecraft dubbed Minecraft Earth for iOS, and now we know the app will begin its rollout as soon as next month.

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New Old Orchard and Columbia Apple Stores open

The first weekend of fall began with a fresh harvest of new and expanded Apple Stores. Projects in Mexico City; Fukuoka, Japan; Skokie, Illinois; Columbia, Maryland; and Shanghai, China completed on September 27 and 28, contributing to a grand total of fifteen significant Apple Store openings and expansions for the month.

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Mario Kart Tour is unavailable in Belgium as loot boxes are prohibited there

Nintendo’s Mario Kart Tour was released for iOS and Android on Wednesday, and despite all its success, there has been some controversy over its freemium model. That has already been reflected in its availability in some regions. According to the Brussels Times, the company has opted not to launch Mario Kart Tour in Belgium, as loot boxes are prohibited there.

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Apple wins United Nations award for use of 100% renewable energy and more

Apple has won one of 15 United Nations awards as part of the UN’s Global Climate Action program. The winners were described by the UN as ‘some of the world’s best and brightest solutions to climate change, led by communities, governments, businesses and organisations.’

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Swift usage has been doubled after iOS 13

Apple introduced the Swift programming language back in WWDC 2014, as the language of the future for programming on Apple’s platforms. Since then, the language has gained wide adoption from third-party developers, with software in the operating systems themselves still being written in the old Objective-C.

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iPhone 11 Pro Max camera shoots incredibly detailed concert photography in low light

iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro introduce a new Night mode feature for capturing impossible low light shots that wouldn’t be usable otherwise. The telephoto lens on new Max models also captures more light without Night mode thanks to its ƒ/2.0 aperture compared to ƒ/2.4 on iPhone XS Max.

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