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Apple TV+ now on Google TV

I can’t say I’m not excited. Google has announced that the Apple TV app, including Apple TV+ is now globally available on the new Chromecast with Google TV. Support for more Google TV devices is coming.

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Apple will fix for free Apple Watches that aren’t charging in Power Reserve mode

If your Apple Watch Series 5 or SE isn’t charging when in Power Reserve mode, Apple is offering to fix it for free.

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iOS 14.5 lets you unlock your iPhone even with your mask on

Apple has steadfastly stuck with a single biometric authentication method on its new iPhones—Face ID. In the era of frantic hand sanitising and wearing face masks daily, though, it can be a hassle having to enter your passcode manually and constantly throughout the day. However, the upcoming iOS 14.5 update (now in developer beta) introduces a new, handy trick to unlock your iPhone—with the condition you own an Apple Watch.

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Apple M1-powered Macs now available in Malaysia

The era of the all-new Apple Silicon Mac has arrived. The first line of new Apple M1-powered hardware—the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini are now available for order on Malaysian shores, starting from MYR2,999. Promising amazing performance, efficiency, and battery life (for the MacBooks), the new Mac hardware has stirred plenty of buzz in the Mac-dom and tech industry alike.

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AirPods Max: Apple’s first over-ear headphones sound expensive

Apple has taken the wraps off its first over-ear headphones (Beats by Dre, excluded)—the AirPods Max, previously rumoured to be called AirPods Studio. Uniquely designed, the AirPods Max injects the magic of the best-selling AirPods, including the power of computational audio thanks to powerful H1 chips. The headphones feature Adaptive EQ, Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), Transparency mode, and spatial audio. Available in five colours including space grey, silver, sky blue, green, and pink, the AirPods Max delivers up to 20 hours of battery life with ANC and spatial audio enabled.

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Inside M1, Apple’s most powerful silicon

It’s officially here. Apple’s little M1 chip is a big deal. First, signalling Apple’s baby steps in its two-year transition to ARM-based Apple Silicon. Second, bringing the biggest leap in performance and efficiency ever for the Mac, built on cutting-edge 5nm process technology and packing 16 billion transistors. And this… is just the beginning.

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Apple iPhone 12 Malaysia: Pricing and availability details

The much-awaited Apple iPhone 12 is finally out, albeit a little later than usual this year. The powerful new line-up comprises the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Across the board, the new smartphone series gets 5G connectivity, edge-to-edge Super Retina XDR displays (bye, bye LCD), a new Ceramic Shield front cover, Apple A14 Bionic chip, and surprise, surprise…MagSafe wireless charging. The Pro models also feature a LiDAR camera, first debuting on the new iPad Pro.

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Apple goes all-5G, all-OLED with new iPhone 12 family

It has finally happened. Apple has finally embraced 5G technology with its new iPhone 12 lineup. The new iPhone 12 family is also all-in with edge-to-edge Super Retina XDR displays and a new Ceramic Shield front cover developed by Corning, the toughest glass to date. Unsurprisingly, the new phones are powered by Apple silicon—the A14 Bionic, the fastest ever smartphone chip. For the first time, Apple also introduces MagSafe to it iPhone line, offering a new way to wirelessly charge as well as connect to a new ecosystem of accessories.

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Beats 1 is now Apple Music 1

Beats 1, one of the world’s most listened-to radio stations, is now known as Apple Music 1. Apple also introduces two new live global radio stations on Apple MusicApple Music Hits and Apple Music Country. All three stations are available to music fans in 165 countries.

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Apple updates iMac with 10th Gen Intel processors, better webcam, SSD

Apple has spec-bumped its iMac range including the 27-inch and 21.5-inch iMac as well as the iMac Pro. The iconic all-in-one desktops get up to 10th Gen Intel Core processors, higher resolution 1080p FaceTime cameras (finally!) and now get SSD storage as standard across the line.