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Kaspersky Lab Files Antitrust Complaint Against Apple Over App Store Practices
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(image)(image)Kaspersky Lab has filed an antitrust complaint against Apple with the Federal Antimonopoly Service in Russia. This follows a high profile complaint from Spotify accusing Apple of unfair business practices.

Kaspersky says that soon after the launch of Apple's Screen Time feature in iOS 12, it was informed that the Kaspersky Safe Kids app could not use configuration profiles which are needed for its app control and Safari browser blocking features. Kaspersky Safe Kids had been available on the App Store without issue for nearly three years.

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From our point of view, Apple appears to be using its position as platform owner and supervisor of the sole channel for delivering apps to users of the platform to dictate terms and prevent other developers from operating on equal terms with it. As a result of the new rules, developers of parental control apps may lose some of their users and experience financial impact. Most important, however, it is the users who will suffer as they miss out on some critical security features. The market for parental control apps will head toward a monopoly and, consequently, stagnation.

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Apple Announces Support for Phased Release of macOS App Updates
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(image)(image)Apple has announced that developers can now release their macOS app updates in stages.

You can now release an update to your macOS app in stages by enabling Phased Release for Automatic Updates in App Store Connect. Your update will go out to an increasing percentage of users with automatic updates turned on, over a 7-day period.

Check out the phased release schedule chart below. All users can still install the update manually from the App Store at any time.

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Take your iPad Air's productivity to the next level with a keyboard
If you were thinking about picking up the new iPad Air 3 with an eye towards using it for writing up emails, documents, and more, you should know that there are a number of keyboard options out there for you. From official Apple keyboards to great third-party options, here are the best keyboards for your new iPad Air 3.Stay smartApple Smart KeyboardStaff FavoriteThis cover provide protection for the front of your iPad, and a keyboard when you unfold it. The keyboard uses the smart connector on the iPad Air 3 for power and data transfer, meaning that you don't need to worry about charging the keyboard, nor pairing it to your iPad.$143 at AmazonGo wirelessApple Magic KeyboardIf you don't want your keyboard attached to a case, check out Apple's Magic Keyboard. While not strictly aimed at iPads, it works perfectly once you get them paired over Bluetooth. Small and lightweight, it's also easy to throw into a bag and take with you wherever you go.$90 at AmazonStay w...
Add more storage with WD's 4TB USB-C hard drive down to its lowest price
For all the datas.The WD My Passport Ultra 4TB portable USB-C hard drive is down to $99.99. This is the lowest price it has ever been on Amazon or at other retailers like Newegg where previous sales never saw it drop below its current $120 price.The My Passport Ultra is a plug-and-play hard drive compatible with Windows 10 and Mac. It doesn't need any special software, but it does come with 256-bit AES hardware encryption to protect your data. You can connect through USB-C or use the USB-A adapter for an older machine. Or, if you want, just grab the USB 3.0 version of the drive at the same price. It has a three-year warranty, and users give it 4 stars based on 122 reviews.See on Amazon...
Treat yourself to an Ultimate Ears Boom 3 Bluetooth speaker at $30 off
Hear the savings.Right now you can pick up the Ultimate Ears Boom 3 for just $119.99 at Amazon, which is a savings of $30. This is a relatively recent release from Ultimate Ears, and we found it to be one of the best they've heard. It offers an immersive 360-degree sound with deep and accurate bass and can play for up to 15 hours per charge. It's durable and waterproof, making it the perfect companion for your weekends at the beach, your time spent camping, and any other place you may want some music.The new Magic Button can be used to play, pause, and skip songs with just a touch. This is the first price drop we've seen on this speaker, so if you're in the market for one, don't miss it!See at Amazon...
Excellent iPad Air 3 car chargers
The iPad Air 3 is here. If you're planning on using your new tablet 24/7, you might want to consider grabbing one of these car chargers so you're never out of juice!Trusted brandAukey USB-C PD car chargerAukey's 36W charger features one USB-C port and a USB-A port to charge your favorite devices, including current-generation iPhones and iPads.$20 at AmazonApple-exclusiveBelkin USB-C car chargerStraight from Apple's vault of recommendations, Belkin's charger has but one USB-C port for fast charging your iPhone, or even your MacBook, since its total power is 36W. It's a little pricey for what you get, but if you live and die by Apple's picks, then check it out.$30 at AppleDual purposeScosche reVIVE II Dual USB Car Charger for iPadDesigned to save space, this car charger from Scosche includes a 2.1-Amp USB port for charging your iPad and a 1-Amp USB port for charging additional devices.$15 at AmazonBudget selectionMaxboost 24W USB Smart Car ChargerA...
Best replacement Lightning cables for iPad Air 3
When you're using your Lightning cable every day to charge up your iPad Air 3, eventually you're going to notice some wear and tear. Plus, you only get one Lightning cable in the box so if you want to charge your device at work and home, it means you'll be carrying around your charging cable with you everywhere. Whether you need more than one cable, or just want to have a back up on hand in case something happens to one that comes with your iPad Air, here are the best replacement Lightning cables!Lifetime warrantyAnker Powerline+ IIStaff FavoriteThe Anker Powerline+ II is the best cable I have used hands down. It's nylon braided, meaning it can get tangled, twisted, and tugged on without affecting its performance and Anker even backs it up with a lifetime warranty. Plus, the cable is 10 feet allowing you to work more comfortably away from the outlet, computer, or other power sources you're using.From $20 at AmazonLow-cost nylon braidedAmazonBasics nylon braided Lightn...
Does the iPad Air 3 work with the Logitech Crayon?
Best Answer: Yes, it does! The Logitech Crayon works with both the new iPad Air 3 (2019) and iPad mini 5 (2019), as confirmed by Logitech themselves. Previously, the Logitech Crayon only worked with the sixth-generation iPad.Get the new iPad Air: iPad Air 3 (2019) (From $500 at Amazon)Get the new iPad mini: iPad mini 5 (2019) (From $399 at Amazon)Get the Logitech Crayon: Logitech Crayon Digital Pencil ($70 at Amazon)What is the Logitech Crayon?The Logitech Crayon is like the Apple Pencil, but slightly more affordable. If you've always balked at the $100 price tag for Apple Pencil, then the $70 for the Logitech Crayon seems much more reasonable.The Logitech Crayon uses the same kind of technology as the Apple Pencil, so it's a great alternative. With the Crayon, you get precise lines on your iPad with no delays. This means you should be able to write and draw on the iPad Air 3 (or even iPad mini 5) without the fear of missing a line or detail.The Logitech Crayon also supp...
Blast music everywhere with Tribit's Bluetooth speaker on sale for $59
Sounds great.The Tribit 24W 360-degree portable Bluetooth speaker is down to $59.49 on Amazon. This speaker sells for $70 or more and has never gone lower until today.The Tribit has 360 degrees of immersive sound with XBass technology to enhance the lower end of the audio and fill the room with crisp highs and booming lows. It is IPX7 water-resistant so you can take this speaker out in the rain or when chilling by the pool. It can withstand up to 30 minutes in water three feet deep. The 2600mAh rechargeable battery will last up to 20 hours, so you can listen all day long. Users give it 4.6 stars based on 245 reviews.See on Amazon...
Save 50% on Minger's 16-ft LED light strip that works with your smart home
Custom lights and custom control.The Minger Govee 16.4-foot waterproof wireless smart app-controlled LED light strip kit is down to $14.78 with code WEHZL3GH on Amazon. You're getting the kit for a super low price thanks to a direct price drop to around $25 and the extra bonus from the coupon code. It normally sells for $29 and has never gone this low before.This light strip kit is super easy to use. It comes with an adapter and a Wi-Fi controller along with the LED strip, and that's all you need. You'll be able to connect to a 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network and from there use the Govee Home app to change the colors, set the mood, or sync the strip with your music using the built-in mic. The remote control lets you turn it on or off from anywhere, and the timer function gives you a way to wake up to your favorite colors.sIt is also compatible with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa smart home systems, so you can change the colors, make them brighter, and more with just your voice. Users ...
Best portable chargers for iPad Air 3
Looking for a convenient and efficient portable charger for your iPad Air 3 (2019)? Here are a few that are bound to keep your battery life alive and thriving no matter where you are!Small but mightyBonai Portable 3000mAh Power BankStaff pickPlug in, charge, and start up your iPad Air (2019) in a snap with the highly rated Bonai Portable 3000mAh Power Bank. This high-speed power bank is small and easy to carry around from point A to point B, but is also able to quickly charge your iPad Air if your battery is draining. It comes in black, white, and mint color options.$40 - $42 at AmazonCharge, charge, charge your battery gently down the streamZMI Backup Battery & HubKeep your new iPad Air 3 charged and ready to roll at all times with some help from the ZMI Backup Battery & Hub. This particular portable charger that is designed with safeguards against overheating and battery overcharge, while the body of the charger itself comes with two USB-A output ports a...
How to screenshot your iPad or iPad Pro
Apple makes it incredibly easy to capture, edit, and even markup almost any screen on your iPad or iPad Pro.iPad Screenshots are great for capturing and sharing epic victories from your games, great moments from your videos, funny conversations on social networks like Snapchat or Facebook, feedback on your projects, bugs you want to report, or almost anything and everything you see on your screen. Because the iPad Pro, iPad, and iPad mini screens are so big, there's a lot you can share!iPad Pro (2018)How to take a screenshot on your iPad Pro (2018)The 2018 model iPad Pro does not have a Home button, therefore uses a different set of buttons for taking a screenshot.Navigate to the screen you want to capture.Set up the view exactly the way you want it for the shot.Press the Sleep/Wake button on the top of the iPad Pro and the Volume up button on the right side of the iPad Pro at the same time. The screen will flash white and you will hear the sound of the camera shutter ...
Get the most out of your Apple Pencil with these cases, grips, and more
The Apple Pencil — first generation, as Apple has recently announced a second generation that, sadly, isn't compatible — is the one additional expense I recommend to anyone getting a 9.7-inch iPad (6th Gen) or has a previous generation iPad Pro from 2015 to 2017, even over a keyboard case. It's more than a stylus. It's the closest representation to an actual pen or pencil you can use with a tablet. Once you have your very own, you're probably going to want a case, dedicated charger, or some other cool accessories to go with it. These are my favorites.Like a real penKaweco pen sleeve GRIPStaff favoriteMake your Apple Pencil feel like a true luxury pencil, complete with that familiar hexagonal grip style of a standard pen, offering a stylish — and functional — way to improve your drawing and writing experience.$45 at Most Wanted PensApple's ownApple Pencil CaseGet the Apple brand for your Apple Pencil. It's made from luxurious leather and is ...
The best Amazon Alexa compatible smart locks
Smart locks are one of the most popular smart home product lineups in the world. With these simple-to-install devices, you can protect your home from anywhere in the world.Simply the bestAugust Smart Lock + ConnectStaff FavoriteThis lock offers total control. Tell Alexa to lock, unlock, or check the status of your front door. You can also use the free August app to assign keyless entry and keep track of who comes and goes.$220 at AmazonTouch and feelSchlage Z-Wave ConnectWith a required hub (sold separately), you can add Alexa control. The touch screen keypad, in six different color choices, stores up to 30 personalized user codes at a time.$154 at AmazonSupports Xfinity Home tooKwikset SmartcodeAlso requiring a sub, this smart lock works with the Amazon Echo Plus and Xfinity Home platform for keyless lock entry and monitoring. Includes touchpad code entry and a backup key.$200 at AmazonAnother August choiceAugust Smart Lock Pro +Also from Augu...
Pre-order the hardcover Art of Super Mario Odyssey book at a $12 discount
This large book comprises over 350 pages filled with Mario concept art and more.If you still find yourself marveling at Super Mario Odyssey's gorgeous in-game destinations, Dark Horse Books is soon releasing The Art of Super Mario Odyssey that can give you an inside look into the creation of the game's artwork. While it's set to be priced at $49.99, Amazon is currently accepting pre-orders of this hardcover book for just $38.13. It doesn't release until October 22, but ordering now will lock in this low price. You'll even receive further discounts if it happens to fall lower in price between now and its release.Featuring nearly 370 pages, this full-color hardcover art book is comprised of concept art, preliminary sketches, development notes, and even some information on early ideas which didn't make it into the final Super Mario Odyssey game.Right now, this Super Mario Encyclopedia is also on sale for $25.46 there.See at Amazon...
iOS 12.2 Beta 6 Includes Support for AirPower Wireless Charging Mat Hinting at Impending Release
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(image)(image)Support for the long awaited AirPower wireless charging mat has been found in iOS 12.2 beta 6, reports Guilherme Rambo for 9to5Mac. Rambo found that the latest beta includes significant changes to the component responsible for wireless charging, including code for identifying when two devices are being charged on the same mat.

AirPower can charge up to three devices at once, using the device with the largest screen to display the charging status for all devices on the mat. It shows 3D animations of the devices on screen when they start charging, which is in part what this system component is for.

In January, reports claimed that Apple had finally put AirPower into production after unveiling it in 2017. Apple released new iPads yesterday and new iMacs today. A next generation iPod touch is expected tomorrow and we're hoping to see new AirPods and AirPower arrive later in the week or at the company's press event on March 25th.

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Best screen protectors for iPad mini 5
Looking for the best of the best screen protectors out there for your brand new iPad mini 5 (2019)? Well look no further! These are the toughest and highest rated screen protectors out there that'll be sure to save your screen in one way or another! Here are the best screen protectors for iPad mini 5.Tempered glass trophyamFilm Glass Screen ProtectorMake sure your iPad mini's screen is safe and secure with help from the amFilm Glass Screen Protector. This ultra-clear and highly durable screen protector is designed to protect against scrapes and scratches while still being super responsive to touch. The amFilm Glass Screen Protector is incredibly easy to install.$9 at Amazon2 for the price of 1Supershieldz Tempered Glass Screen ProtectorKeep it safe and keep it secure with the protective and reliable Supershieldz Tempered Glass Screen Protector. This particular screen protector is designed with rounded edges and 99.99% HD clarity. You get 2 screen protectors in one p...
Topgreener's outlet sale adds direct charging ports to every wall
Add exactly what you need.The Topgreener wall outlet USB-C Power Delivery and Quick Charge 3.0 USB-A ports is down to $27.19 with code 20TGAPR19 on Amazon. The coupon code combines with the first direct price drop on this outlet ever. This outlet only came out in early March, so it's awesome to see a sale on it so soon.If you don't need a direct USB-C port, you can get this Topgreener outlet with two Quick Charge 3.0 ports instead. It's on sale for $22.70 from a price around $34, and that's the lowest we have ever seen. Don't want to spend that much? Get two QC 2.0 ports in this outlet for $18.81, which is again another super low price compared to its regular $30 street price.There are a couple of other sales you can take advantage of right now, too:Two outlets with three USB ports - $17.27 (from $27)2-pack two outlets, two USB-A, one USB-C port - $41.94 (from $62)No matter what you get, don't forget to use code 20TGAPR19 during checkout. Replace all the outlets in your h...
Put that USB-C port to work with Vava's 8-in-1 hub on sale for $40
Put the fun back in functionality.Use the $20 off on-page coupon to knock the price of the Vava 8-in-1 USB-C hub adapter with Power Delivery down to $39.99 on Amazon. Compare that to its usual price of $60 and the fact that it has never dropped from that price directly.This hub gives you eight different functions from one USB-C port. Add a 1 Gbps Ethernet port, SD card reader for SD and micro SD cards, a 4K USB-C to HDMI port, two USB-A 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port that would work great for flash drives or peripherals, and a 100W USB-C port with Power Delivery for charging everything. The Ethernet port can help you stabilize your connection if you're working in a place with shoddy Wi-Fi, and the HDMI port can up your computer's clarity to Ultra HD. Users give it 4 stars based on 90 reviews.See on Amazon...
Take half off the price of the Anker Roav Viva Alexa-Enabled Car Charger
Smart car!Amazon has the Anker Roav VIVA Alexa-Enabled 2-Port USB Car Charger on sale for just $24.99 when you clip the 10% off coupon and use code ROAVF4AP during checkout. It usually retails around $50 and today's deal represents the lowest price we've seen since last November.The VIVA breaks Alexa functionality out of your home and places it into your car. As well as featuring two USB charging ports for keeping your devices topped up on the go, the device gives you access to the full suite of Alexa skills on the road allowing you to ask for directions, play music, get a flash briefing of your day, shop online, control your smart home devices and more. If you're already in the Amazon Echo ecosystem in your home, the Roav VIVA makes for a great addition.See at Amazon...
Boss Audio Launches New $210 CarPlay Receiver With 6.75-Inch Touchscreen

If you don't have a vehicle with CarPlay installed natively, there are a number of third-party aftermarket CarPlay receivers from companies like Alpine and Pioneer, which can be an affordable way to get CarPlay integration in your car.

Boss Audio, known for its range of car speakers and accessories, recently launched a new CarPlay receiver, the BVCP9685A, and its $250 price tag makes it one of the cheaper CarPlay options on the market. For a limited time, there's a $40 coupon available on Amazon, dropping the price even further to $210.

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The BVCP9685A from Boss Audio features a 6.75-inch capacitive touchscreen LCD, and the company says that this new version has a number of upgrades over the prior BVCP9675A option. The unit depth is now 5.3 inches instead of 6.7-inches, with the shallower body allowing for an easier installation process.

With proper car wiring, steering wheel controls and backup camera are supported, and an external mic improves voice pick up when giving voice commands to Siri.

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Other BVCP9685A features include Android Auto support, AM/FM radio receiver, RDS and RBDS tuner, Aux and AV input, subwoofer pre-amp outputs, USB charging, multi-color illumination, and true double din.

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Save on the essentials with these discounted Xcentz Lightning Cables
Like lightning.Raise your hand if you've purchased approximately seven thousand charging cables since you first purchased an iPhone. Hyperbole aside, it's easy to burn through cables. You use them every day, and the quantities start to dwindle once you lose a couple, a friend accidentally steals one, or you reach that critical point where your cable completely gives up unless you hold it in a super-precise way.Save yourself (and your wallet) the trouble with these discounted Xcents Lightning Cables from Amazon. You can get two cables for $17.99 with code XCENTZS22, or one cable for $9.99 with code XCENTZS21. It makes sense to opt for the two-pack since you're essentially getting two for the price of one.Each cable measures six feet long, meaning you'll easily be able to use your device, even if the outlet is far away. The cables are MFi certified, too, so they're guaranteed to work with your iPhone. Your new chargers are extra durable thanks to the durable nylon braid, which re...
Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs coming soon exclusively to iOS devices

It’s been a minute since Angry Birds was a thing. Once practically synonymous with mobile gaming, the franchise was so ubiquitous that it spawned an animated series and even a star-studded theatrical release. While there’s a sequel film due for release this summer, the mobile gaming world just isn’t that hot on Angry Birds anymore.

Perhaps Rovio’s latest project can change that. Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs builds on the versions of the game that were made for virtual reality (Vive and Oculus) and augmented reality (Magic Leap), but it doesn’t require specialized hardware. It uses ARKit to run right on your iPhone or iPad, so all you need is an ARKit compatible device (iPhone 6S or 5th generation iPad or newer).

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Comment: When will Apple redesign the iMac?

After two years, Apple today quietly updated its iMac and iMac Pro line with a handful of under-the-hood improvements. On the outside, however, the iMac still looks exactly the same, featuring large bezels and an even larger chin along the bottom. This means it’s now been seven years since the last iMac redesign.

When might Apple overhaul the iMac design? It’s anyone’s guess at this point, but I see one logical explanation…

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Macworld's April Digital Magazine: The future of the Mac

Every day, Macworld brings you the essential daily news and other info about all things Apple. But staying on top of that torrent of information can be a constant challenge. One solution: the Macworld digital magazine. 

In the April issue

In the April issue of Macworld we take a look at how the iPad might influence future Mac interfaces. We also look at Intel’s roadmap and what that tells us about the future of the Mac.

Also in this month’s issue:

• MacUser: 7 features we want to see in a redesigned 2019 MacBook Pro

• MacUser Reviews: Loopback 2, Luminar 3

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Get ready for your new iPad Air 3 with a snuggly sleeve
Excited to get your hands on the new iPad Air 3? Yeah, we know the feeling! But once you get that shiny new tablet that's packed with a ton of awesome features, you'll want to make sure that it's safe and secure when you're not using it. That's when a sleeve comes in handy. These are some of the better picks out there for iPad Air 3 sleeves.Take it on the goTomtoc 10.5-11 inch Tablet Shoulder BagStaff favoriteThis shoulder bag from tomtoc perfectly fits any tablet that's 10.5-11 inches in size, so it's great for your iPad Air 3. The sleeve has their patented CornerArmor, so the sleeve will absorb impact when it bumps into something, saving your iPad Air 3. The inside is lined with a soft microfiber material, and there's a pocket on the outside for any accessories you need, including Apple Pencil. The shoulder strap is adjustable and makes this the perfect sleeve to take while you're on the move.$31 at AmazonMinimal styleMOSISO Sleeve CaseThe MOSISO Sleeve Case is ...
Is your old Mac still good enough? Or is it time for an upgrade?
The 2019 iMac is faster, more powerful, and with better graphics than ever before. But is that justification for you to upgrade?If you've been thinking about buying a new desktop computer and you've had your eye on the iMac for a while, this is the time to seriously think about buying. Apple now offers the iMac with an upgraded 8th or 9th generation Coffee Lake processor, DDR4 memory, and improved AMD graphics. It's one of the fastest Macs on the market (almost as fast as the iMac Pro). So, is it time for you to upgrade to the iMac? Let's see.Order nowiMac (2019)From $1299 at B&HApple's 2019 iMac is the fastest it's ever been.If you're ready to upgrade your iMac, now is the time. With a brand new, faster Coffee Lake processor and AMD graphics, your new iMac is running at top speed.Are you upgrading from a 2012 or earlier iMac?If you bought your iMac prior to late 2014, it's starting to show its age. It's a little chubbier, a little slower, or may have begun to...
Can you upgrade the RAM in the 27-inch iMac (2019)?
Best answer: You can! The information is a bit buried in the spec sheet, but Apple's official website clarifies.Fastest processor yet: 27-inch iMac (From $1799)RAM upgrade: Crucial 32GB DDR4 Memory kit ($207)The 27-inch iMac still has a backdoor for RAMOne of the biggest deciding factors for some people have in figuring out whether to buy the 21-inch iMac or the 27-inch iMac is aftermarket upgradable RAM. The 21.5-inch does not allow for post-purchase upgrades without invalidating your warranty.The 27-inch iMac is the only iMac that allows for aftermarket upgrades to RAM. That means, you can buy additional RAM (up to 32GB) any time you want, long after you've bought your new iMac.We've done some research, and can confirm that the 2019 27-inch iMac does have user-accessible RAM upgrade slots. From Apple's website: Memory: 8GB (two 4GB) of 2666MHz DDR4 memory; four SO-DIMM slots, user accessible.You're good to start with the lowest RAM and upgrade later when you've rec...
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