MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page | 25 Sep 18:21

Apple Gives Facebook Temporary Reprieve, Won't Collect Fees on Paid Events Until 2021

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Apple has decided to temporarily waive the 30 percent cut that it takes from in-app purchases for Facebook's in-app paid event feature, reports CNBC . Facebook had accused Apple of hurting small businesses by collecting fees from the new feature, which lets users attend online classes and events through Facebook. The policy update will pertain to ClassPass and Airbnb, two companies that are also offering new digital experiences and classes within their apps. An Apple spokesperson said that Apple reversed its decision on the Facebook event fees due to the pandemic and a desire to give companies more time to adapt to digital business models. Apple says that Facebook will not have to pay fees through the end of the year, with Apple to resume taking its standard 30 percent cut in 2021. Desp...

Engadget RSS Feed | 25 Sep 18:00

Apple won’t collect fees on paid Facebook events until 2021

Last month, Facebook and Apple clashed over App Store fees. Now, Apple seems to be easing up slightly. Businesses that host paid online events through Facebook on iOS will be able to keep all of their earnings (minus taxes), Facebook announced today....

TechCrunch | 25 Sep 18:00

Apple is (temporarily) waiving its App Store fee for Facebook’s online events

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Last month, Facebook introduced support for paid online events — and because many of the businesses offering those events have struggled during the coronavirus pandemic, the company also said it would not collect fees for the next year. At the same time, it complained that Apple had “dismissed” its requests to waive the App Store’s […]

The Verge - All Posts | 25 Sep 18:00

Apple will temporarily stop taking a 30 percent cut on Facebook event fees

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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Earlier this year, Facebook launched a new feature that let small businesses create paid online events . The company framed it as a way of helping organizations struggling with lost revenue during the pandemic, and said that because of the exceptional circumstances, it would not collect any fees on purchases for these events until August 2021. But the social network also stressed that any payments made on iOS would be subject to Apple’s standard 30 percent platform fees, noting this meant less money for small businesses. As Fidji Simo, head of Facebook’s main app, said at the time: “We asked Apple to reduce its 30% App Store tax or allow us to offer Facebook Pay so we could absorb all costs for businesses struggling during COVID-19.... Continue r...

CNET News | 25 Sep 18:42

OnePlus 8 gets $100 price drop as OnePlus 8T looms - CNET

Even with the price drop, you still may want to wait a few weeks.

Engadget RSS Feed | 25 Sep 17:20

The OnePlus 8 is $100 off ahead of OnePlus 8T launch

OnePlus is gearing up to launch its next flagship in October, so it’s no surprise that prices for the existing generation are starting to fall. The OnePlus 8 is currently $100 off on Amazon and the company’s own website, with the 128GB model now goin...

The Verge - All Posts | 25 Sep 16:13

The OnePlus 8 is now $100 off in every configuration

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Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge OnePlus has axed the price of its OnePlus 8 at its own site and on Amazon , and each configuration is available now for $100 less than before. The most affordable option, with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, is $599 instead of $699. Currently, you can only get this price at OnePlus.com on the “glacial green” color. The upgraded version with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage in the “interstellar glow” color is $699 instead of $799. If you buy one of these phones through Amazon or OnePlus, it will be unlocked and compatible with AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon (but not its 5G network). Verizon sells the OnePlus 8 on its store, but there isn’t a discount on that $799 phone. Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge B&H Photo is... Continue reading…

Engadget RSS Feed | 25 Sep 16:07

‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ is getting spooky for Halloween

If you’ve spent the last few months building a perfect world inside Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you don’t want to miss the gothiest holiday of the year. That’s why Nintendo is updating the title for Fall, with new goodies for Halloween, including...

CNET News | 25 Sep 15:29

Animal Crossing: New Horizons fall update brings spooky Halloween event - CNET

The seasonal update is bringing pumpkins and costumes coming Sept. 30.

The Verge - All Posts | 25 Sep 15:18

Halloween is coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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Animal Crossing ’s next big update will help make your island a little spookier. Today, Nintendo detailed New Horizon ’s Halloween-themed fall update, which adds a few new features to the game, including the option to grow pumpkins (which can then be harvested and used for DIY projects) and the ability to collect candy for the big day and purchase new costumes. And since most of us won’t be able to actually go out trick-or-treating for Halloween this year, Animal Crossing could serve as a sugar-free alternative. Here’s how Nintendo describes what will go down on October 31st: Neighbors will gather in the plaza, which will be adorned with an array of Halloween decorations. You’ll also receive a visit from a mysterious guest, Jack, the “czar... Continue reading…

MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page | 25 Sep 15:20

Deals: AirPods Pro and AppleCare+ Bundle Drops to $229.95 at B&H Photo ($48 Off)

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B&H Photo today has a new sale offering the AirPods Pro bundled with AppleCare+ at $229.95 . In total, you'd normally pay $278 for this bundle (AirPods Pro at $249 and AppleCare+ at $29), so this is a savings of $48. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with B&H Photo. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. AppleCare+ for the AirPods Pro extends your warranty coverage by two years from the purchase date. It includes repair and express replacement to the headphones, battery, and USB charging cable, as well as up to two incidents of accidental damage at $29 each. $48 OFF AirPods Pro w/ AppleCare+ for $229.95 This sale will only last this weekend, so be sure to head to B&H Photo soon if you're interested. The reta...

CNET News | 25 Sep 15:08

Friday deal roundup: New Amazon Echo discounts, a big Chromebook sale and more - CNET

There's even a discount on the new Apple Watch SE: Get it for $269.

Engadget RSS Feed | 25 Sep 15:00

This week's best deals: The first Apple Watch Series 6 discount and more

Although Xbox pre-orders dominated this week, there were still some solid deals to be found across the web. The Apple Watch Series 6 saw its first discount at Amazon (only on a few models, but it’s better than nothing) and the 512GB model of the late...

Latest news | 25 Sep 19:10

Twitter warns of possible API keys leak

Incorrect server settings on the Twitter Developer portal led to browsers caching API keys, account access token and secret.

TechCrunch | 25 Sep 17:27

Twitter warns developers that their private keys and account tokens may have been exposed

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Twitter has emailed developers warning of a bug that may have exposed their private app keys and account tokens. In the email, obtained by TechCrunch, the social media giant said that the private keys and tokens may have been improperly stored in the browser’s cache by mistake. “Prior to the fix, if you used a […]

Engadget RSS Feed | 25 Sep 19:00

Apple iPad (2020) and iPadOS 14 review

Ever since Apple released its first basic iPad in 2017, we've basically said the same thing every time a new one came along. Sure, you could always find cheaper tablets, but Apple's entry-level option offered the best blend of performance and value....

Lifehacker | 25 Sep 19:00

Use Orion's Belt to Easily Spot Sirius This Month

As a child, my mother taught me how to spot Orion and the Big Dipper in the night sky. As an adult, those are still the only two constellations I can find on my own. If you’re in a similar position but want to expand your constellation repertoire, you have a better chance of doing so for the rest of September, during… Read more...

The Verge - All Posts | 25 Sep 19:00

Nikola shows Silicon Valley can’t stop worshipping founders

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Depending on what you’ve read about electric truck company Nikola, its founder Trevor Milton is either the new Elon Musk or the next Elizabeth Holmes. The company, once lauded as ushering in a new clean energy era for the trucking industry, now faces accusations of deception and outright fraud. On Sunday, Milton stepped down as executive chairman , over allegations that he’d wildly overstated the company’s technological capabilities. The claims stem from a report by the short-selling firm Hindenburg Research. Its authors allege Nikola’s “proprietary technology” was really cobbled-together parts from other companies. A video of a Nikola truck rolling down a hill was staged, the report says. According to Hindenburg, the company “had the... Continue reading…

The Verge - All Posts | 25 Sep 18:57

Ring’s Traffic Stop feature is about bringing more accountability to policing

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On Thursday, Ring, the home security subsidiary of Amazon, released a new dashcam embedded with a novel feature called “Traffic Stop” that could help bring more accountability to policing. That could be a powerful thing, especially as tens of millions of people have poured onto the streets in cities across the country to demonstrate against systemic racism, white supremacy, and police brutality. It could also be a privacy nightmare. The Ring Car Cam , which will cost $199, has two cameras: one pointed out the front windshield and one that points toward the car’s interior. The camera can send alerts whenever an event such as a break-in, towing, or accident is detected, and owners can tap into the cameras’ feeds to see what’s happening.... Continue reading…

Engadget RSS Feed | 25 Sep 18:55

Facebook wants users to be able to set Messenger as the default on iOS

Facebook wants you to be able to choose Messenger as the default messaging app on iOS, The Information reports. Apparently, Facebook has been trying to convince Apple to let users swap the default messaging app to Messenger for years. Now that iOS 14...

MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page | 25 Sep 17:58

Facebook Lobbying for Option to Make Messenger Default on iOS

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Facebook is now actively seeking an option to make its Messenger app the default app for messages on iPhones, reports The Information . Emboldened by changes in iOS 14 that allow users to set a default email and browser app of their choice, Facebook believes it now has a more persuasive case to argue for a similar change for messaging apps. Last year, Apple also allowed Siri to send messages through other apps. "We feel people should be able to choose different messaging apps and the default on their phone," said Facebook's vice president Stan Chudnovsky, who is in charge of its Messenger app. "Generally, everything is moving this direction anyway." Chudnovksy revealed that Facebook has repeatedly asked Apple to consider adding an option for users to select a messaging app of their choi...

CNET News | 25 Sep 18:53

Enola Holmes on Netflix: All you need to know about Sherlock's sister - CNET

What's the Phoebe Waller-Bridge connection? Why's Sherlock's sister being sued? All your questions answered about the movie starring Millie Bobby Brown.

The Verge - All Posts | 25 Sep 15:30

In Enola Holmes, Sherlock’s kid sister solves a pretty good case of her own 

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Sherlock Holmes is one of the most malleable characters in fiction. Like a pasty heap of Yorkshire pudding in the shape of a man, he can be molded into just about anything the changing times demand. A misanthropic action hero (Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes ), an acerbic doctor ( House ), or perhaps most sacrilegious of all, an American immigrant ( Elementary ). All of these make for fun stories. It’s simply a pleasure watching someone who is very smart and unconcerned with social niceties solve mysteries no one else can seem to crack. But must he and his world be so white and male? Netflix’s Enola Holmes is the latest attempt to free Sherlock stories of these burdens, or at least one of them. Based on a series of young adult novels by Nancy... Continue reading…

The Verge - All Posts | 25 Sep 18:49

Nintendo’s Animal Crossing amiibo cards will be back in stores this November

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Image: Nintendo Nintendo is reprinting its Animal Crossing amiibo cards, and they’ll be available in “select retailers” this November, the company announced today . The cards are worth collecting not just because they’re cute representations of the many adorable creatures in the series — they’re also one of the most efficient ways to fill your Animal Crossing: New Horizons island with your favorite neighbors. In New Horizons , you can scan amiibo cards to invite the pictured villager to visit the campsite on your island, and once they’re camped out, you do some quests to help convince the villager to live on your island full time. This November, #AnimalCrossing #amiibo Cards Series 1-4 make their return to select retailers for $5.99 per pack. Use the... Continue reading…

Engadget RSS Feed | 25 Sep 18:47

Readers compare and contrast the Galaxy S20 lineup

Samsung updated its flagship lineup with three models earlier this year: the S20, the S20+ and the S20 Ultra. When Engadget put them through their paces as part of our official reviews, editor Cherlynn Low liked the screen, refresh rates and camera o...

Gizmodo | 25 Sep 18:40

New Leaks Claim Pixel 5 Will Launch at $700 Sporting a New Sage Green Paint Job

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Ahead of Google’s Launch Night In event next week, it seems like everything is getting leaked, and following numerous sighting of Google’s upcoming smart speaker and Chromecast dongle , new info has surfaced regarding the Pixel 5. Read more...

Engadget RSS Feed | 25 Sep 15:50

Someone bought the new Chromecast and told Reddit all about it

Google’s annual Pixel event is five days away, and the leaks just keep coming. A couple weeks ago, Android Police spotted a listing for a “Chromecast with Google TV” through Target. Now, Redditor u/fuzztub07 has shared photos of that dongle, along wi...

Lifehacker | 25 Sep 18:30

It's Time to Revise Your Pandemic Budget

Budgeting is important in the best of times, but it’s crucial to keep an updated budget during this pandemic. COVID has likely changed your spending and saving habits, so you’ll want to track your budget more often than you did in the Before Times, perhaps even daily. Here are some things to consider and steps you… Read more...

Gizmodo | 25 Sep 18:22

Windows XP Source Code Leaked By Apparent Bill Gates Conspiracist

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It’s probably not the biggest security issue that Microsoft is dealing with right now but the software giant probably isn’t happy about it either way: This week, a torrent appeared online that contained the apparent source code for Windows XP, the extremely outdated Microsoft operating system that still runs on… Read more...