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Apple Arcade’s newest game is like Monument Valley with Lego – The Verge

Builder’s Journey on Apple Arcade is a Monument Valley-style adventure set in a world made of Lego bricks. The puzzle game is available on both iPhone and iPad.

Apple is reportedly developing satellite technology to support its devices – The Verge

Apple is working on satellite technology to beam data to users’ devices, according to Bloomberg, and could launch a new initiative using the tech within five years. The project is “still early and could be abandoned,” says Bloomberg, and it’s not clear what A…

Apple open-sources HomeKit tools to speed up smart home push – The Verge

Apple is open-sourcing parts of its HomeKit ADK to “accelerate the development” of a new smart home standard. The move means that anyone now has access to the software and can prototype HomeKit accessories.

Google’s Stadia adds Typhoon Studios – The Verge

Typhoon Studios, the developer of Journey to the Savage Planet, is the first acquihire by Stadia, which stumbled out of the launch gate

Go read this New York Times exposé on smartphone location tracking because it’s worse than you think – The Verge

The New York Times Opinion section has published the introductory piece in a series on smartphone location tracking, which exemplifies the kind of perfectly legal, extremely valuable private industry that springs up alongside new technologies.

Facebook is working on its own OS that could reduce its reliance on Android – The Verge

Facebook is developing its own operating system that could one day reduce the company’s reliance on Google’s Android. Development is currently being led by a Microsoft veteran who co-authored the Windows NT OS.

This Apple Watch charger plugs directly into a USB-C port so you can carry fewer cords – The Verge

Satechi has released an Apple Watch charger that plugs directly into a USB-C port, which could be a handy way to charge your Apple Watch while traveling.

Ghostery launches Ghostery Midnight desktop app with a VPN – The Verge

Ghostery is launching a program that enables privacy features across your device. Ghostery Midnight can block ads and trackers on multiple programs, and it also comes with a VPN.

Spotify’s Tastebuds feature will let you explore your friends’ music tastes – The Verge

Spotify is testing a Tastebuds feature that lets users discover music through their friends. Users can follow their friends and see what they’ve been listening to the most.
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