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Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple updates 11" and 12.9" iPad Pros with M1, 8-core GPU, Thunderbolt, up to 2TB storage, 5G, 1080p FaceTime HD camera, and a miniLED screen on the 12.9" model  —  As part of the Apple event today, the company unveiled the new lineup of iPad Pro tablets.  The 2021 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro feature …
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Hartley Charlton / MacRumors:
Apple updates iMac with M1, slimmer design with two small fans, seven colors, 1080p webcam, six speakers, beamforming three-mic array, and 24-inch 4.5K display  —  Apple has announced a new, redesigned 24-inch iMac, featuring an M1 chip, a 4.5K display, and a range of color options …
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iMac with M1 starts at $1,299 for 8-core CPU/7-core GPU in four colors and $1,499 for 8-core GPU in seven colors with Touch ID keyboard, shipping late May  —  iMac offers the best camera, mics, and speakers ever in a Mac, and Touch ID for the first time  —  CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA Apple today introduced …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple announces Podcasts Subscriptions for new premium and ad free content, a new Podcasts app design, channels, launching next month in 170 regions  —  Apple has officially an all-new feature coming to Podcasts next month.  Apple Podcasts Subscriptions will allow listeners to directly support podcasters through the Podcasts app.
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Zac Bowden / Windows Central:
Sources: Microsoft is revamping its Store app on Windows 10 and will let devs submit unpackaged Win32 apps, use third-party commerce platforms in apps, and more  —  Microsoft wants to bring life back to the Store app on Windows 10.  —  What you need to know  — Microsoft is working on a new Store app for Windows 10.
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Apple refreshes Apple TV 4K with A12 Bionic, high frame rate HDR video, revamped remote with new click pad and buttons, coming in May for $179 and $199  —  Now with the A12 Bionic  —  Apple has just announced a new Apple TV streaming box, replacing the Apple TV 4K that came out in 2017.
Charlie Osborne / ZDNet:
Internal Facebook emails, accidentally sent to a journalist, show its “long-term strategy” for data scraping incidents, framing it as a “broad industry issue”  —  More scraping incidents are “expected” in the future.  —  An internal email accidentally leaked by Facebook …
Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac:
Apple announces Apple Card Family, which lets spouses build their credit up together and invite others to their account with spending limits  —  As first revealed by 9to5Mac, Apple today introduced at its “Spring Loaded” special event a new feature called “Apple Card Family,” …
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple announces a purple iPhone 12, arriving on April 30 with pre-orders starting on Friday  —  Apple today announced that the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini will be available in a new purple color starting April 30, with pre-orders starting this Friday.  —  Apple is also releasing …
Ryan Browne / CNBC:
Source: Facebook-backed Diem is aiming to launch a pilot with a single stablecoin pegged to the US dollar later this year  —  - The Diem Association is aiming to launch a pilot with a single stablecoin pegged to the U.S. dollar in 2021, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple says iOS 14.5 is coming to iPhone and iPad “next week” with app tracking protections, new Siri voices, redesigned Podcasts, and more  —  iOS 14.5 will be available for iPhone and iPad next week after an extended software beta period that started in February.
Monica Chin / The Verge:
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 (15-inch) review: big performance gains, excellent battery life, and very light, but not many ports and no Thunderbolt support  —  Microsoft's newest Surface Laptop brings better battery life and a better chip  —  In look and feel, very little has changed from the last generation.
More: CNET
Janko Roettgers / Protocol:
Q&A with Magic Leap CEO on its enterprise pivot and Magic Leap 2, 50% smaller and 20% lighter than its last AR headset, coming Q4 via an early adopter program  —  Magic Leap is getting ready to release the next version of its augmented reality headset through an early adopter program during …
More: CNET
Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
Nextdoor is introducing an anti-racism notification, which asks users to reconsider posting content if the app thinks it may be offensive  —  It calls the feature the anti-racism notification  —  Nextdoor is introducing a new anti-racism notification, which asks users to reconsider posting content …
More: Nextdoor Blog and VICE

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