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Powerbeats Pro in Ivory, Moss, and Navy go up for pre-order on August 22

2019 August 19
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In April of this year, the Apple-owned Beats announced the truly wireless Powerbeats Pro headphones. And while four colors were initially unveiled, three of those hues weren’t available at launch.

But that is finally changing, as Beats will put up the three additional colors –Ivory, Moss, and Navy– will go up for pre-order on Thursday, August 22, at 12:01 AM Pacific Time. They will be available through the Apple online store.

After pre-orders, Apple will then start delivering orders on the wireless headphones beginning Friday, August 30. On that date, Beats will also have the new colors available in retail stores, just in case you don’t feel like putting in a pre-order.

The Black color option for the Powerbeats Pro was the only one available at launch, so anyone who has been waiting for the new colors before pulling the trigger on the truly wireless headphones can finally look forward to a launch date. For what it’s worth, it’s never been a secret that these additional colors were always coming at a later date.

The Powerbeats Pro are truly wireless, which means no cables at all. The headphones also come with a charging case, which can offer 24 hours of total battery life while on the go. There is an H1 chip as well, which makes connecting to devices faster. The Powerbeats Pro also support “Hey Siri”.

The new Navy, Ivory, and Moss color schemes will be available for the same price as the Black option, which means you’ll need to fork over $249.95.

Are you planning on buying the Powerbeats Pro in one of the new colors?

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Free Apps to Download TODAY ONLY 08/19/2019

2019 August 19
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8 Bit Kid – Run and Jump , Advertising Agency , TimeShutter – Daily Selfies and more


TimeShutter – Daily Selfies ( $0.99 → Free ) Pixnbit Inc. TimeShutter allows you to relive entire weeks, months, and years with a single video. Capture a reference photo to act as your anchor. Then come back to the app on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis to capture new photos that will be stacked on top of each other. You’re able to use overlays to ensure each photo is as close to the original reference photo as possible. When the time comes to relive your moments, adjust the FPS and decide whether you want to save it as a video or as a GIF.


8 Bit Kid – Run and Jump ( $1.99 → Free ) Volkan Kutlubay 8 Bit Kid’s pixel art style and classic gameplay will take you back to the gold old days. Run and jump through 50 levels using on-screen buttons and attack your enemies with projectiles. If you take a hit you’ll have to restart from the previous checkpoint. Gems earned during your runs can be used to purchase upgrades.

Advertising Agency ( $1.99 → Free ) Blake HARRIS You’re the boss of Ad Co. What will you do with all of that power? Swipe vertically to go from floor to floor and pitch ideas to clients to earn different projects. You’ll have to hire staff and determine wages in order to keep your business lean and competitive. Offer up donuts and other sugary treats to boost moral. No matter your approach, keep the business afloat.

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Apple seeds sixth macOS Catalina beta to developers

2019 August 19
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Following the latest beta seeds to developers of iOS, iPadOS, and others, Apple is following along with the latest for macOS Catalina.

Apple on Monday seeded the sixth beta of macOS Catalina to developers. As is par for the course with any beta seed, this is meant specifically for testing and should not be installed on a daily driver, but rather a secondary device. It’s possible that, despite the many weeks of previous betas, that this pre-release software still has bugs and other performance issues to be wary of.

To update, registered developers simply need to open System Preferences and then select Software Update.

macOS Catalina, like the other major updates to Apple’s platforms, is a big one. It not only separates the iTunes software, essentially breaking up the behemoth product, but also adds a variety of new features to the mix, including the Sidecar feature which can turn an iPad into a secondary display for the Mac.

iTunes is the big focal point for Apple with Catalina. With the desktop operating system’s incoming update, the software will be separated into three separate apps: Music, Podcasts, and Apple TV. This should make content management more manageable.

Screen Time is also coming to Macs with Catalina, allowing users to easily set rules for apps and more. Project Catalyst will make it easier for developers to make their iPad apps available on macOS.

There is much more to the latest version of macOS Catalina. The new desktop operating system will have its public launch later this year, presumably sometime before the end of September.

Are you looking forward to the launch of macOS Catalina later this year?

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Apple Arcade rumored to cost $4.99 per month after one month free trial

2019 August 19
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Earlier this year, Apple announced a mobile games subscription service called Apple Arcade. Unfortunately at the time there wasn’t any mention of just how much the service would cost when it arrives later this year.

Now, we may finally have an answer.

According to a new report from 9to5Mac, Apple Arcade will cost $4.99 per month. This discovery was made as part of an API tied to the App Store app. A tagged promotional message indicates that Apple Arcade will cost the $5 per month, but that Apple will continue to offer a one month free trial for the public later this year as well.

Today, I was able to get information about the price of an Apple Arcade subscription to customers. This information is available in one of the APIs used by the App Store app. According to a promotional message found in the service, the price for Apple Arcade will be $4.99 / month, including a one-month free trial. As Apple previously announced, the service will allow access to all members in a Family Sharing account.

Apple launched an early access program for Apple Arcade earlier this month, but that’s for employees only and costs just $0.49 per month for the time being. That price will go up after the early access program shuts down later this year, once the subscription service goes live to the public.

Of course, things can change. Right now Apple has not officially announced anything just yet, so this could all change before the service launches this fall.

At $4.99 per month, Apple Arcade would be almost too good to pass up. If this is indeed the case, will you sign up?

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Apple shares first full trailer for ‘The Morning Show’ coming to Apple TV+

2019 August 19
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Following a recent teaser trailer for “The Morning Show” that hasn’t revealed much (that’s why they’re calling them teasers), Apple today shared the first lengthy trailer for its upcoming morning show drama starring Reese Witherspoon (“Big Little Lies”), Jennifer Aniston (“Friends”) and Steve Carell (“The Office”), coming to the Apple TV+ service this fall.

The video reveals previously unknown details.

Aniston and Witherspoon’s characters are being described as “two complicated women working to navigate the mine field of high-powered jobs while facing crises in both their personal and professional lives. Thematically, the upcoming original show is designed to explore “ego, ambition and the misguided search for power.”

Watch it embedded right ahead.

Song: “Goodbye Stranger” by Supertramp

The high-stakes drama “pulls back the curtain” on the morning news.

“What happens when the people you trust to tell the truth prove themselves to be dishonest?” asks Apple. The show follows “the free fall of an early morning newscast in the wake of a scandal and its struggle to survive in an era when news arrives in the palm of your hand.”

Variety analyzed the trailer to give a quick look at what’s to come later this year.

In the video, Aniston’s character declares it’s going to be a ‘new era’ at the morning talk show the Apple drama is centered on. An anchor on the show-within-the-show, she addresses her audience alone at the news desk, bringing them ‘sad and upsetting news’ about her co-host, played by Carell, who she says was fired after allegations were made against him.

But his character isn’t the only one whose life is upended by this change, as Aniston’s character is declared to have passed her ‘sell-by date.’ Enter Witherspoon as a field reporter who claims she doesn’t fit ‘any mold’ and that show-within-a-show is going to have a new look and new power dynamic.

For good measure, here’s the original teaser video for “The Morning Show”.

Witherspoon and Aniston did take the stage at an Apple event to tease the upcoming show, promoting it by showing only brief snippets of the show. Now that Apple’s started releasing teaser videos and full trailers, we have a better idea about this series.

For those wondering, Apple’s commissioned two ten-episode seasons so far.

Who’s looking forward to watching this promising Apple original series?

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