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AWS brings the Mac mini to its cloud

AWS brings the Mac mini to its cloud AWS today opened its re:Invent conference with a surprise announcement: the company is bringing the Mac mini to its cloud. These new EC2 Mac instances, as AWS calls them, are now available in preview. They won’t come cheap, though. The target audience here — […]

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Josh.ai launches a ‘nearly invisible’ Amazon Echo competitor that’s the size of a coin

Josh.ai launches a ‘nearly invisible’ Amazon Echo competitor that’s the size of a coin In the past several weeks we’ve seen refreshes and product expansions from about every facet of the smart home virtual assistant world. Apple launched the HomePod Mini, Google offered a long-overdue refresh of the Google Home, and Amazon […]

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Apple Magsafe Duo Charger Review: Useful, but expensive and underwhelming 

Apple Magsafe Duo Charger Review: Useful, but expensive and underwhelming  In addition to the new iPhone 12 mini and the iPhone 12 Pro Max, I was able to try out Apple’s new MagSafe Duo Charger. It’s a folding dual travel charger that will hold both an iPhone using MagSafe and an Apple […]

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Under Armour to sell MyFitnessPal for $345 million, after acquiring it in 2015 for $475 million

Under Armour to sell MyFitnessPal for 5 million, after acquiring it in 2015 for 5 million Global fitness giant Under Armour announced this morning that it will be selling MyFitnessPal to investment firm Francisco Partners for $345 million, five and a half years after acquiring it for $475 million. The company also […]

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Apple One services subscription bundles start launching tomorrow

Apple One services subscription bundles start launching tomorrow Apple is launching its Apple One services bundle tomorrow, though the company’s workout service Fitness+ isn’t quite ready yet. On an earnings call today, CEO Tim Cook revealed tomorrow’s rollout and called the service the “easiest way for users to enjoy Apple services.” In […]

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Apple search crawler activity could signal a Google competitor, or a bid to make Siri a one-stop-shop

Apple search crawler activity could signal a Google competitor, or a bid to make Siri a one-stop-shop Encouraged by the spate of antitrust activity brewing in both the Justice Department and on Capitol Hill, Apple may be developing a search competitor to Google, according to a report in the Financial Times. That […]

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Coalition for App Fairness, a group fighting for app store reforms, adds 20 new partners

Coalition for App Fairness, a group fighting for app store reforms, adds 20 new partners The Coalition for App Fairness (CAF), a newly-formed advocacy group pushing for increased regulation over app stores, has more than doubled in size with today’s announcement of 20 new partners — just one month after its launch. […]

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Review: iPad Air, smooth criminal

Review: iPad Air, smooth criminal The 2020 iPad Air comes at an interesting time in Apple’s release cycle. The iPad Pro is still strong from a specs perspective but is now technically a half generation or so behind in CPU. The new pro models won’t arrive for (theoretical) months.  So what you […]

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This Week in Apps: Apple’s big event, lidar comes to iPhone, Android gets a new IDE

This Week in Apps: Apple’s big event, lidar comes to iPhone, Android gets a new IDE Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 […]

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Future raises $24M Series B for its $150/mo workout coaching app amid at-home fitness boom

Future raises M Series B for its 0/mo workout coaching app amid at-home fitness boom With thousands of gyms across the country forced to close down during the pandemic, there’s been an unprecedented opportunity for fitness companies pitching an at-home solution. This moment has propelled public companies like Peloton to stratospheric highs […]

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