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October 30, 2020, 11:40 PM

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Jon Porter / The Verge:
Apple launches the Apple One subscription bundle, with three tiers ranging from the $14.95 Individual tier to the $29.95 Premier tier  —  Starting at $14.95 a month  —  Apple One, a bundle combining services like Apple Music, Apple TV Plus, and Apple Arcade into one monthly subscription, is now available.
BuzzFeed News:
Facebook confirms it has stopped recommending that people join online groups dealing with political or social issues in the lead up to Election Day  —  “This is a measure we put in place in the lead-up to Election Day.  We will assess when to lift them afterwards, but they are temporary."  —  Copy
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple seeds iOS 14.2 “Release Candidate” to developers, which adds optimized battery charging for AirPods and MagSafe leather case support  —  Apple today seeded “Release Candidate” versions of upcoming iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 updates to developers and public beta testers …
David Yaffe-Bellany / Bloomberg:
US judge issues temporary injunction blocking Trump's TikTok ban in TikTok creators lawsuit, saying ban exceeds gov't authority, causes users “irreparable harm”  —  - Pennsylvania jurist says U.S. probably exceeded its authority  — Administration calls Chinese apps a national security threat
Bloomberg:
Airbnb says it will establish a host endowment fund in advance of its IPO, to be used for educational and financial support for hosts when the fund passes $1B  —  Airbnb Inc. is creating an endowment fund to help support its hosts as the home-rental startup prepares for an initial public offering.
Robert McMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Twitter lifts restrictions from the NY Post's Twitter account, updating its practice of “not retroactively overturning prior enforcement”  —  Social-media company reverses policy that previously required newspaper to delete old tweets before being able to tweet again
Kif Leswing / CNBC:
Apple says it will replace AirPods Pros manufactured before October 2020 that have crackling sounds, static, and active noise cancellation issues  —  - Apple said on Friday that it will replace AirPods Pro headphones that have sound issues.  — These issues include a static or crackling sound …
Steve Dent / Engadget:
Samsung launches SmartThings Find app to track down lost Galaxy devices, including phones, tablets, Buds, Watches, and more  —  Smartphones and other devices are so intertwined with our lives that losing one can be traumatic.  To that end, Samsung has unveiled SmartThings Find …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Under Armour to sell MyFitnessPal to investment firm Francisco Partners for $345M, after buying it in 2015 for $475M, and sunsetting Endomondo, bought for $85M  —  Global fitness giant Under Armour announced this morning that it will be selling MyFitnessPal to investment firm Francisco Partners …
Kevin Purdy / iFixit News:
The cameras on iPhone 12 models become unreliable when swapped between iPhones, which may lock out all unauthorized iPhone camera repairs  —  After exhaustive testing, comparing notes with multiple repair technicians, and reviewing leaked Apple training documents, we've found that the iPhone 12 camera …
Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat:
Hands-on with the Dash Cart at an Amazon Fresh store: cart sensors worked fine, but a two-bag limit, bag fill limit, and real-world hassles hinder experience  —  There were no lines outside Irvine, California's new Amazon Fresh grocery store on its opening day last week …
Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat:
Apple's international sales were 59% of Q4 revenue but were down 28.6% YoY in China to $7.95B, likely due to the delayed arrival of new iPhones  —  While 2020 won't be remembered fondly in history books, it has been quite good for Apple, which is ending its fiscal 2020 with record revenues for three of its four quarters.

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