The Apple Card is Apple’s thinnest and lightest status symbol ever

The most iconic scene of American Psycho features the lead character Patrick Bateman investigating the business card of rival investment banker Paul Allen and boiling in barely contained envy and rage. “Look at that subtle off-white coloring. The tasteful thickness of it.

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The 5 biggest announcements from Apple’s March event

After a week of nearly daily hardware updates leading up to today, Apple finally unveiled its software news with an onslaught of new subscription services.

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iOS 12.2 with new Animoji and AirPlay 2 for smart TVs now available to download

Hit that update button because iOS 12.2 is here. Coinciding with this week’s release of the new iPad Air, iPad mini, and updated AirPods, Apple released iOS 12.2. Besides being a required update for the new AirPods to work, iOS 12.

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32 Pictures That Show How Terrifying It Was Being Trapped On The Viking Sky Cruise Ship

1. The Viking Sky was sailing off the Norwegian coast when it got caught in a “bomb cyclone” and three out of four of its engines blew out. 2. The cruise ship was stranded and 1,300 people were trapped on board. 3. It was, and this is an understatement, terrifying. 4. Terrifying. 5.

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Apple Card will make credit card fraud a lot more difficult

Apple’s new credit card has a curious security feature that will make it much more difficult to carry out credit card fraud. The aptly named Apple Card is a new credit card, built into your iPhone Wallet app, which the company says will help customers live a “healthier” financial lifestyle.

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Oprah will release two documentaries on Apple TV Plus to ‘heal our divisions’

Apple closed out the announcement of its new Apple TV Plus service with a surprise appearance from Oprah, who’ll be working on two documentaries for the upcoming streaming service: one called Toxic Labor about workplace harassment, and a second multi-part series focusing on mental health.

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Apple’s new TV Plus app is coming to Roku and Fire TV, plus Samsung, LG and Sony TVs

Apple has announced its new TV streaming service today, but it won’t just be available on the company’s own devices. The service will also be coming to a range of smart TVs and streaming boxes, including TVs from Samsung, LG, Sony, and Vizio, and streaming services from Roku and Amazon.

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Apple Pay for public transit coming to the US later this year

Apple announced today that Apple Pay will be coming to mass transit systems in major US cities later this year. Portland, Chicago and New York City will be the first to support the payment service, which will allow passengers to quickly pay fares with their phone.

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Apple Arcade is a game subscription service for iOS, Mac and Apple TV

As part of its big push into subscription services today, Apple just announced Apple Arcade. From the sound of things, it’s going to be a “Netflix for games” that lets users pay a monthly rate to play as many different participating games as they want.

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Apple announces Apple Card credit card

At Apple’s “show time” services event today, it announced a new Apple Card credit card, promising to improve things about the credit card experience with simpler applications, no fees, lowering interest rates, and offering better rewards.

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Philadelphia Fusion will open the first esports arena in the US

The Overwatch League’s Philadelphia Fusion will build a $50 million esports arena to host its matches and is expected to be playing in the new building by early 2021. The 3,500 seat arena will be notable as it’s the first dedicated stadium for esports in the Western Hemisphere.

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Live blog: Apple’s ‘show time’ TV and news services event

Apple is all set to announce a huge slate of TV shows, a new video service to go along with them, and even a new subscription service for Apple News. It’s a lot — so much that the company likely won’t talk much about hardware.

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Save up to $200 on the 2018 iPad Pro and Apple’s refreshed MacBook Air

Only the best deals on Verge-approved gadgets get the Good Deals stamp of approval, so if you’re looking for a deal on your next gadget or gift from major retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and more, this is the place to be.

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Nintendo plans two new Switch models for this year: WSJ

Nintendo is working on two new versions of the Switch that could be released as soon as this summer, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. One of the models is said to be a cheaper variant, while the other device reportedly has “enhanced features targeted at avid video gamers.”

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Leaked benchmarks suggest Samsung’s Galaxy Fold isn’t nearly as powerful as it should be

After two or three years that were packed full of smartphone designs that nearly bored us to death, things are finally starting to heat up in the smartphone industry. At least, they’re starting to heat up on the Android side of the fence.

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Apple’s ‘show time’ event: how to watch the live stream online

When Apple CEO Tim Cook faces the cameras at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino today, he’s going to be addressing an audience eager to hear the details of the company’s new ventures.

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