Motif Photos project extension now available in Canada

Motif Photos project extension now available in Canada

Remember how the Photos app for Mac used to have a bunch of built-in projects such as calendars, books, photo prints and more? Apple got out of the printing business, leaving Photos users to select from a variety of project extensions that use third-party companies to manufacture the projects that the users design. One of those extensions is Motif, which rolled out in the US in July 2018 and then spread to Europe beginning in November 2018. The company announced today that Motif is available in Canada.

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Want a folding iPhone? Think again...

Want a folding iPhone? Think again...

Early reviewers are now getting their hands on the hotly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Fold, a smartphone that folds out to provide users with a large, square screen similar to that of a tablet. However, some of those early reviewers are now finding that the device is breaking within days. Apple, of course, will most likely wait to create a folding iPhone until they have a proven design that can withstand millions of fold cycles without breaking, but it does bring up the question — is the high price and fragility of folding designs worth it?

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Apple and Qualcomm end litigation, agree on global patents and chipset supply

Apple and Qualcomm end litigation, agree on global patents and chipset supply

For years, Apple and Qualcomm have been locked in a very contentious battle over patents, with Qualcomm accusing Apple of stealing intellectual property and Apple responding by refusing to use Qualcomm chipsets in its designs. Today, the two companies agreed to dismiss all litigation and have reached a six-year license agreement (with a two-year option to extend) as well as a multi-year chipset supply agreement.

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Most ‘skinny TV’ customers are 18 to 44 years old

Most ‘skinny TV’ customers are 18 to 44 years old

The “Apple TV+” video streaming service isn’t due until the fall, but it can’t come soon enough if Apple truly wants to get in on the “cord cutting” momentum. The 18- to 44-year-old age group accounts for 71% of adults in the US that have a live-streaming “skinny TV”service,” according to Leichtman Research Group (LRG), as reported by RapidTV News.

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Satechi adds Type-C Headphone Jack Adapter and USB-C 100W Charging Cable to Type-C product line

Satechi adds Type-C Headphone Jack Adapter and USB-C 100W Charging Cable to Type-C product line

Since USB Type-C first arrived on the scene a few years ago, Apple fans have always been able to count on accessory manufacturer Satechi to be one of the first companies to create new USB-C solutions. Today, Satechi announced two new accessories to make life easy for Mac and iOS users with new USB-C compatible devices. These accessories are the Type-C Headphone Jack Adapter ($24.99 on Satechi.net and Amazon.com) and the USB-C 100W Charging Cable ($19.99 on Satechi.net and Amazon.com).

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Interview: Addigy CEO Jason Dettbarn and VP of Channel Sales Adam Degar

Interview: Addigy CEO Jason Dettbarn and VP of Channel Sales Adam Degar

Apple World Today’s Dennis Sellers is in Miami, FL at the 2019 Addigy Partners Summit. Addigy is a powerful management web app and platform for Macs and iOS devices. The company held its inaugural summit last year, and it proved worthwhile to the company to get together with partners to meet, collaborate and engage on topics of interest regarding Apple and Addigy. Addigy uses the conference to not only find out how partners are doing with the service, but what challenges they’re running into and how Addigy can help solve those challenges.

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Pundit Gene Munster gives his ‘State of the Apple and Beyond’ keynote

Pundit Gene Munster gives his ‘State of the Apple and Beyond’ keynote

At today’s Addigy 2019 Addigy Partner Summit, Gene Munster, long time Apple analyst and managing partner at Loup Ventures, give the “State of Apple and Beyond” keynote. He’s very bullish on the tech giant and tech in general and gave his thoughts on where things are heading over the next 10 years. 

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PCMag: iPhone XS bests the XR and X in cellular signal test results

PCMag: iPhone XS bests the XR and X in cellular signal test results

For those who are looking for the best cellular data connection rates with a new iPhone, it’s best to buy either the iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max. That’s the conclusion from testing performed by Cellular Insights and Rohde & Schwarz for PCMag, in which the phones were tested in varying conditions that included strong and weak signal conditions on both advanced and traditional networks.

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mophie powerstation USB-C 3XL adds up to 18 hours of battery life to MacBooks

mophie powerstation USB-C 3XL adds up to 18 hours of battery life to MacBooks

Planning on taking a long international flight in the near future, but you’re worried about whether or not the onboard power plugs will be working (hint: they usually don’t work, at least for me)? mophie has a great new product that’s available from its website, Apple.com, and some Apple stores that will keep you going: the powerstation USB-C 3XL (US$199.95) is a small battery pack with a big capacity.

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Rachio announces HomeKit support for the Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller

Rachio announces HomeKit support for the Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller

When it comes to smart home devices, AWT readers know that one of my favorites is the Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller (link to AWT review). This device is the third generation of an iPhone-controlled sprinkler controller that makes it simple to ensure the best possible irrigation of your landscaping while using as little water as possible. Today, Rachio announced that it has added HomeKit support to the Rachio 3, making it the first smart sprinkler controller to use Apple’s home automation framework.

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