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Apple iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12 are now available for download

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After announcing new hardware during their last event, Apple is now finally rolling out fresh software. While we wait for the new devices to become available in stores, existing Apple devices such as the iPhone, iPad, Watch, and TV are getting their respective software updates.

Perhaps the most awaited among the update is iOS 12 — the latest edition of Apple’s software for its iPhone and iPad devices. iOS 12 was introduced at WWDC earlier this year with a focus on improved performance, especially for older devices.

It has new features such as tracking phone usage, updated Animoji, custom Memoji, and redesigned iBooks, Stocks, Voice Memos, and Apple News apps. Unfortunately, the group FaceTime chat with up to 32 participants has been delayed.

Supported iOS devices:

  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6S and 6S Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
  • iPhone 5S
  • iPad Pro (9.7-inch, 10.5-inch, and both 12.9-inch)
  • iPad (2018)
  • iPad (fifth-gen)
  • iPad Air and iPad Air 2
  • iPad Mini 2, 3, and 4
  • iPod Touch (sixth-gen)

Additionally, if you own an Apple Watch, you’ll also be receiving watchOS 5 today. It comes with a plethora of new features such as activity competitions to challenge friends with, automatic workout detection, a Walkie-Talkie app for talking to other Apple Watch users, and podcast saving. There are a few new watch faces and a point system for completing activities as well.

As for the Apple TV, tvOS 12 is now available for the fourth-gen and 4K models. It brings Dolby Atmos audio for movies and new interactive aerial screensavers.

To get the updates, simply head to the Settings menu of your devices and it shall automatically download and install after agreeing to the terms and conditions. You can learn more about iOS 12 in this detailed breakdown from Apple’s website.

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Studio Ghibli films coming to Netflix!

Starting February 2020

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Netflix’s anime library is about to get a major boost as the films from the award-winning Studio Ghibli is set to join the streaming platform.

Starting February 1, 2020, selected films from Studio Ghibli will be available for streaming globally (except US, Canada, and Japan). This was made possible through distribution partner Wild Bunch International.

Renowned titles like Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, Kiki’s Delivery Service will be making their way to Netflix. A total of 21 films will all eventually come to Netflix. They will be available in 28 subtitled languages and dubbed in up to 20 languages.

The films coming to the Netflix are as follows:

February 1, 2020:

Castle in the Sky (1986),
My Neighbor Totoro (1988),
Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989),
Only Yesterday (1991),
Porco Rosso (1992),
Ocean Waves (1993),
Tales from Earthsea (2006)

March 1, 2020:

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984),
Princess Mononoke (1997),
My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999),
Spirited Away (2001),
The Cat Returns (2002),
Arrietty (2010),
The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (2013)

April 1, 2020:

Pom Poko (1994),
Whisper of the Heart (1995),
Howl’s Moving Castle (2004),
Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (2008),
From Up on Poppy Hill (2011),
The Wind Rises (2013),

What’s your favorite Studio Ghibli film?

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McDonald’s introduces their new mobile app

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McDonald’s Philippines starts the new year with a bang by announcing their new and fresh mobile app.

No, this is not the replacement for the existing McDelivery app. What it does is give customers special offers and discounts that can be availed through front counters, take-out booths, and drive-troughs in all McDonald’s stores nationwide.

The interface of the new McDonald’s app

By downloading the new app through the App Store or Google Play, you can get deals such as the Buy One Get One Cheeseburger for PhP 99 or the Big Mac for only PhP 75. Registration is free and doesn’t require any special membership to get future discounts and promos.

Another feature is the Store Locator which helps you find the nearest McDonald’s store in your area. You can also book your next big party at McDonald’s through the McDo Party website.

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Twitter won’t give us an edit button

@jack says they will “probably never do it”

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There have been many demands made of Twitter but perhaps one of the most requested feature is the addition of an edit button, but Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says it’s likely not happening ever.

In a video Q&A with Wired, Dorsey answered several questions but addressed once and for all the loud majority clamoring for an edit button on the bird app. “The answer is no,” said Dorsey with absolute finality.

“The reason there’s no edit button [and] there hasn’t been an edit button traditionally is we started as an SMS text messaging service. So as you all know, when you send a text, you can’t really take it back. We wanted to preserve that vibe and that feeling in the early days,” Dorsey expounded.

He added that not adding an edit button lets users feel at ease that anything they retweeted or quote tweeted would be the same messaged and won’t be altered later on.

Dorsey did add that they thought about adding something like an “undo send” feature similar to the one found on GMail but ultimately decided against it. Dorsey that if we have other ideas, we’re free to mention him on Twitter.

SEE ALSO:
Twitter is banning political ads
Twitter is cracking down on sexual and violent content
Twitter isn’t sure how to remove inactive accounts

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