tvOS 12.2.1 with bug fixes and improvements for Apple TV now available

Apple today is releasing tvOS 12.2.1 to all Apple TV users. The update focuses on bug fixes and comes following the public release of tvOS 12.2 last month. tvOS 12.2.1 is now rolling out to all users with a fourth-gen Apple TV or Apple TV 4K.

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Audible will now let you keep your membership credits for a full year

Audible is making some changes to its membership program and how it issues credits, which are used to buy audiobooks through the subscription service. Now, any credits earned through Audible will last up to one year, whereas previously they lasted only six months.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/10/18305191/audible-membership-credits-full-year-monthly-statements-audio-books

Your Android phone’s volume key can unlock your Google account

Google just made two-step verification a little easier for Android users. Android phones running 7.0+ Nougat or newer can be used as a physical security key to confirm a user’s identity when logging into a Google account with the Chrome browser.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.engadget.com/2019/04/10/google-gsuite-android-two-step-verification/

Marvel developing Hawkeye miniseries with Jeremy Renner for Disney’s streaming service

Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye is the latest Marvel superhero to get his own miniseries on Disney’s upcoming streaming service, Disney+. The series will act as a “jumping off point” for Renner, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which confirmed the series was in development.

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Apple reportedly will break out Music, Video, and Podcasts into separate apps in macOS 10.15

iTunes — the media management software that everyone loves to hate — may finally be dying. Apple is reportedly set to break up the software into separate Music, TV, and Podcasts apps in the next version of macOS, according to both Guilherme Rambo at 9to5Mac and Steve Troughton-Smith.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/10/18304685/itunes-dying-apple-music-video-podcasts-separate-apps-macos-10-15

Google will now let you use your Android phone to verify your logins

Google announced today that any phone running Android 7 or higher can now be used as a security key for two-factor authentication. So when you need a second device to verify your login, you can just use your phone.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/10/18295348/google-android-phone-fido-webauthn-phishing-two-factor-authentication

House approves Save the Internet Act that would reinstate net neutrality

On Wednesday, the House of Representatives successfully pushed through a measure that would reinstate the same net neutrality rules that the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal in 2017.

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Watch the latest trailer for Disney’s live-action Lion King remake

Disney has released a new trailer for its remake of the 1994 animated film, The Lion King, showing off a new look at the live-action adventures of Simba and Nala. There’s quite a bit more beyond the teaser that we saw back in November.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/10/18304399/the-lion-king-remake-walt-disney-pictures-trailer-watch

Sony finally allows PSN Online ID changes

After months of teasing and years of waiting, Sony is finally letting you change your PSN Online ID. As of later on April 10th (April 11th for Europe), all PlayStation 4 users can change their handles either on their console or through a web browser.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.engadget.com/2019/04/10/sony-allows-psn-online-id-change/

Apple signs Prince Harry and Oprah for new mental health docu-series

Celebrity royalty is commonplace on streaming services, but Apple+ has just gone and snagged an actual royal. It’s teaming Prince Harry (aka the Duke of Sussex) with Oprah Winfrey on a new mental health docu-series.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.engadget.com/2019/04/10/apple-prince-harry-oprah-series/

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 Has A Massive Design Problem

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 looks like a truly massive upgrade. But an overlooked snippet of information suggests that scale may actually be its biggest problem…

Continue Reading . . . https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2019/04/09/samsung-galaxy-note-10-upgrade-release-date-size-design-specs-galaxy-s10-plus/

Pixel and OnePlus buyers typically switch from Samsung phones

Who do you think is most likely to switch to value-for-money phones like the Pixel 3 and OnePlus 6T? Former iPhone users balking at iOS or top-tier pricing? No — it’s prior Samsung owners, according to a study.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.engadget.com/2019/04/09/pixel-and-oneplus-buyers-switching-from-samsung/