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UFC 239 live stream: how to watch Jones vs Santos tonight from anywhere

UFC 239 live stream: how to watch Jones vs Santos tonight from anywhere

Welcome to Paradise! It’s time for MMA fans to turn their attention to the Octagon in Las Vegas. That’s where Jon Jones and Thiago Santos – as well as plenty more UFC stars – will do battle tonight, and you’re in the right place to discover how to get a UFC 239 live stream – it doesn’t even matter where in the world you are.
Jon Jones has certainly had a stellar but often controversial career in the Octagon. Defeating Daniel Cormier four years ago for an unprecedented eighth straight Light Heavyweight title defence should have been the apex, but he was later stripped of the title for testing positive in a drug test for benzoylecgonine. That wasn’t the first or last misdemeanor, with DUIs, homophobic slurs and out-of-Octagon scuffles all dogging his career.But you can’t deny Jones’s talent or record. He has only one MMA loss to his name in a decade-long career, and that UFC Light Heavyweight belt has been an almost permanent fixture around his waist. Veteran Thiago Santos will have to be at his very best to even lay a scratch on Jones during their title fight in Vegas tonight.But that isn’t the night’s only big fight at UFC 239 as the awesome Amanda Nunes puts her Women’s Bantamweight belt on the line against the official #1 rated bantamweight contender, Holly Holm. Both have wins against the legendary Ronda Rousey on their record – this should be a classic. And then there’s the still-undefeated welterweight Ben ‘Funky’ Askren taking on Jorge Masvidal, while European fans are represented by Polish Jan Blachowicz as he faces Luke Rockhold.
Whoever you’re cheering on during today’s MMA action, we’ll show you how to live stream UFC 239’s main card from anywhere in the world – for US viewers, you should just head straight to ESPN+.
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Live stream UFC 239 from outside your country
Worry not if you’re a huge UFC fan but aren’t in the US to watch that ESPN+ coverage tonight. If you find the coverage is geo-blocked, you can try using a VPN to change your IP address to a US server and watch this week’s main card just as if you were back at home.

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India vs Sri Lanka live stream: how to watch Cricket World Cup 2019 from anywhere

India vs Sri Lanka live stream: how to watch Cricket World Cup 2019 from anywhere

Aside from their impressive win against England, Sri Lanka will head home after today’s game feeling somewhat disappointed with their performance at the 2019 Cricket World Cup. This final group match against does at least give them an opportunity to go out on a high and prove their worth against India, the tournament’s best performing team thus far. And you’ll be able to watch all the action live no matter where you are in the world by using our India vs Sri Lanka live stream guide below
Despite being comfortably already in the last four, India won’t be taking their foot off the pedal with today’s match providing the opportunity to seal their place at top of the round robin table and book in a semi-final slot against New Zealand rather than hosts England.Sri Lanka will be hoping to replicate their heroics of when the two teams last played each other on English soil during the ICC Champions Trophy in 2017, when the Tigers somehow managed to chase down India’s 321/6 with seven wickets to spare.Expect a high scoring game – the weather forecast is warm and sunny for majority of the day in Leeds, meaning the pitch should favour those batting.You’ll be able to watch all the Cricket World Cup action with ease from anywhere in the world if you follow our India vs Sri Lanka live stream guide below.  
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Watch a Cricket World Cup 2019 live stream from outside your country
If you’re in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, US or India and looking to find out how to watch the match, we’ve got all the details about the broadcaster in your region below. If you’re away from home country and looking to tune in you’ll likely to find you won’t be able to thanks to geo-blocking. Thankfully there’s a way to alleviate that frustration. By using a VPN you’ll be able to watch the game safely without having to take a chance on an illegal feed from a website that’s likely infested with malware.

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Best tablet 2019: the top tablets you can buy for the money

Best tablet 2019: the top tablets you can buy for the money

The best tablet in 2019 is able to act as a powerful part-time laptop replacement to support your workflow, yet remain portable enough to be easy to carry around.Our best tablets list tests, reviews and lists the top 10 tablets you can buy based on a number of geeked-out factors: Which has the best display? Does it support keyboard that are reliable? And how’s the tablet battery list?These are good questions to ask when researching the best tablet for the money. Good news, we have the answers for you, and we’ll keep this ranked list updated when iOS 12 transitions into iPadOS to make Apple’s tablets even more useful.You’ll notice that while the top-ranked tablets are all iPads, Samsung and Windows tablets are here too. And just because there’s a new tablet doesn’t mean we rank it better than the old one.Here’s a list of the best tablets you can buy today, according to our year-long testing of everything we review.
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The iPad Pro 11 is the best tablet you can buy today. It’s expensive for sure, but it’s Apple’s most powerful tablet and furthers the 2-in-1 design ethos if you spring for the keyboard cover folio. It has a laptop-like experience in design and performance, and the new Apple Pencil magnetically clips onto the frame of the new iPad Pro. With superb speakers and a great new screen-to-body ratio, it’s hard not to fall in love with the finely crafted hardware design. However, there are setbacks for the iPad Pro 11 that you should be aware of. The iOS 12 software feels limiting when trying to multitask and perform laptop-like tasks. Another strictly mobile challenge: it doesn’t have a headphone jack. If you want the standard 3.5mm jack in a computer-like device, you’ll spring for an actual computer.Everything about the Pro 11 makes it the best tablet experience if you’re looking for an iOS-based slate – you’ll just need to swallow the high price  and keep in mind that it’s not a true MacBook replacement.   Read the full review: iPad Pro 11

The iPad Pro 12.9 (2018) isn’t just the best tablet toy can buy thanks to its 12.9-inch screen. It’s also the most expensive, which is why it isn’t at the top of this list.Its like a giant digital canvas that fills your needs whether you need a personal workstation, easel, portable cinema, book-shaped loudspeaker, music mixing desk, or a range of other functions.However, it’s also extremely expensive, and doesn’t feel like such a step up from the iPad Pro 11 (2018) as its higher price would suggest.With it’s unrivaled processing power, massive display, snappy operating system, and the fact you can use it with the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard, it’s definitely a tablet you should consider if you’ve got money to burn – but you can do better if you’re on a budget.Read our full review: iPad Pro 12.9 (2018)

Image credit: TechRadarThis is the best tablet for the average consumer and for education, even if it isn’t the most powerful one on sale. It’s simply a great value. The new iPad (2018) replaces the very similar 2017 model and, before that, the iPad Air 2 in Apple’s lineup, slotting in below the Pro range.It works with the Apple Pencil, offering you the cheapest way to doodle on the 9.7-inch glass, though you can’t get the Smart Keyboard with this non-Pro model. It also has the same luxurious metal unibody as the rest of Apple’s iPad range, though notably it’s ever-so-slightly thicker than the iPad Air 2 or iPad Pro at 7.5mm.With the Touch ID fingerprint sensor included, iOS 12 under the hood and up to 10 hours of battery life when web browsing or watching videos, it’s a great media player and a strong tablet choice if you’re not planning to use it heavily for productivity.Read the full review: iPad (2018)

Image credit: TechRadarIf you’re looking for a good compromise between Apple’s new Pro tablets and the base iPad 9.7, this is it. It’s compatible with Apple’s excellent Smart Keyboard Cover and priced right for students looking to take notes on a powerful laptop.It does have Apple Pencil compatibility like all of Apple’s new tablets, but it’s not the best tablet for artists. The Pro versions support Apple Pencil Gen 2 with extra gesture features and magnetic charging. This iPad Pro 10.5 sticks with the older Gen 1 Pencil and has just two speakers instead of four. But everyone should be fine with the fast A12 chipset.Read the full review: iPad Air (2019)

Image credit: TechRadarApple doesn’t have a foldable phone, but if it did, but might look something like the new iPad mini 2019 when unfolded. It hasn’t really changed since the last version almost four years ago, but it doesn’t need to: we love the small size.You can flip open the smart cover, scribble some notes, and toss it in a bag without too much worry. Yes, the design is dated and there are thick bezels outlining this screen, but the price is right for a portable tablet with a lot of power. You really shouldn’t consider buying any other small tablet on the market (notice: it’s the only one on our best tablet list).Read the full review: iPad mini (2019)

We really like the iPad Pro 12.9 for its large size and it’s the closest thing we have to a 2-in-1 touchscreen MacBook. It just happens to run iOS 12 instead of macOS. It’s the best productivity and entertainment tablet around thanks to its 12.9-inch screen, four speakers and the iOS 12 dock and multitasking interface. Apple has redesigned its Control Center interface to make app switching even easier, and this tablet is compatible with the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard.It’s biggest weakness? The iPad Pro 12.9-inch price, and the size isn’t a good fit for everyone. But If you can afford it and want the largest-sized iPad available, you’re going to love this – it’s a laptop-replacement for a lot people out there.Read the full review: iPad Pro 12.9 (2017)

Image credit: TechRadarThe Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 is an upgrade over the Galaxy Tab S3 with an expanded 10.5-inch screen size and longer battery life, but it comes at a higher price and with a lofty promise to do so much more. We really like the idea behind Samsung Dex for its desktop interface, but it’s non-touch-friendly UI, performance issues, and questionable optional keyboard case prevent it from being a true desktop replacement.If you’re looking for a premium Android tablet the Galaxy Tab S4 tops the billing, but it promises more than that and just doesn’t deliver on everything. Don’t get us wrong, the Tab S4 is indeed better than the Tab S3 and it’s dropped in price since launch.Read the full review: Samsung Galaxy Tab S4

Image credit: TechRadarThe best 7-inch tablet at the moment is definitely the iPad mini 4. If you like the look of Apple’s new iPad 9.7 (2018) and the iPad Pro range, but find them a) too big, b) too expensive or c) both, then you’re in luck as the diminutive iPad mini 4 gives you the best of Apple’s tablet world in a form factor that’s not only beautiful, but highly portable.It lacks the Pro features of a keyboard or Pencil support (the latter would be really nice to have on this smaller display), but overall it’s got a decent screen upgrade and more than enough power to enjoy every day.Read the full review: iPad mini 4

Image credit: TechRadarThe iPad Pro 10.5-inch is one of the best tablets for anyone who wants a serious upgrade, even though the cheaper iPad 9.7 remains good enough for most people.Apple’s iPad Pro 10.5 has standout features that give it a productivity boost, including Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard compatibility. With iOS 11 on board this tablet is even a suitable laptop replacement for certain consumers.The new ProMotion screen adds an impressive layer of fluidity to daily use and the smaller bezels means you’re getting far more display in a footprint not much bigger than the iPad Pro 9.7.It’s an iPad for the professionals – but also one that media munchers will adore using.Read the full review: iPad Pro 10.5

Microsoft Surface Pro Can a tablet really replace your laptop or home PC? That’s still up for debate, but the best tablet trying to make that happen is the Microsoft Surface Pro. We’re surprised Microsoft has refrained from calling this the Surface Pro 5, as it’s a big upgrade on the 4 – although it is rather expensive, like many tablets in this list.It does a fine job with the full blown version of Windows 10, an integrated kickstand and optional keyboard attachment. Great for for creative professionals, students and everyday folks alike, this is a top choice and one of the best Windows laptops we’ve reviewed.Read the full review: Microsoft Surface Pro

Tablet apps
As with today’s best smartphones, applications play a big role on tablets – once you’ve decided which of these tablets is right for you, check out our top app lists so you can get your fill of Temple Run, update your friends on Facebook and read the latest news, all on a bigger screen.
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Samsung is getting sued in Australia for ‘misleading’ Galaxy phone ads

Samsung is getting sued in Australia for ‘misleading’ Galaxy phone ads

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is taking South Korean electronics giant Samsung to court, alleging the smartphone maker has mislead consumers about the water resistance of Galaxy handsets.According to the ACCC, “Samsung has widely advertised on social media, online, TV, billboards, brochures and other media that the Galaxy phones are water resistant and depicted them being used in, or exposed to, oceans and swimming pools.”This depiction, says the watchdog, is false advertising and wrongly represents Galaxy phones as being “suitable for use in, or for exposure to, all types of water, including in ocean water and swimming pools”.
The best Samsung phones of 2019: find the right Galaxy for youThe ACCC isn’t claiming that Samsung’s handsets are not water resistant – its beef seems to be with the way the Korean company has advertised its wares and the implied degree of waterproofing they provide.For example, an ad in Australia for the Samsung Galaxy A5 shows a surfer breaking through a wave, while another ad for the Samsung Galaxy S7 has two people jumping into a pool fully clothed.While many of the Galaxy phones, including the Galaxy S and Galaxy A series, are capable of withstanding water to varying levels depending on their IP rating, the ACCC isn’t happy with the fact the fine print on website claims the Samsung Galaxy S10 phones have only been tested in “fresh water” conditions.
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To bolster its case, the ACCC will be relying on over 300 ads published on different platforms since 2016 that show the phones in different aquatic environments, including salt water and swimming pools, with the watchdog alleging that Samsung has no basis to make those depictions.The ACCC has also noted that some of Samsung’s phones are sold at higher prices because of their IP ratings. For example, the high-end Galaxy S10e includes water resistance and sells for AU$1,199, whereas the cheaper AU$399 Galaxy J8 lacks any official water resistance rating.With over four million Galaxy phones already sold in Australia, the ACCC is worried that purchasers weren’t able to make a fully informed choice, as the ads were designed to attract attention without providing sufficient information. This, the watchdog claims, has given Samsung an unfair competitive advantage in the market.For its part, Samsung is standing by its marketing material, and says it will defend itself when the case comes up in the Australian Federal Court.
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Aussies could get slugged with a ‘Netflix tax’ under controversial NBN Co proposal

Aussies could get slugged with a ‘Netflix tax’ under controversial NBN Co proposal

NBN Co has put forward a proposal to its top 50 retail service provider (RSP) partners, asking them what they think of charging a different amount for the data used by streaming video compared with other traffic and services.First reported by telecom industry publication CommsDay, NBN Co is essentially testing the waters to see if companies that sell the NBN to customers – such as Telstra, TPG and Optus – would support and enforce higher rates for users that watch Netflix, Stan and other streaming services.On June 20, NBN Co sent its Wholesale Pricing Review to the aforementioned 50 RSPs, seeking industry feedback on the service’s pricing structure thus far and how it can be amended in the future.Included in the pricing review is the following question: “Would your organisation support the development of a price response whereby charging of streaming video could be differentiated from the charging of other traffic/services? Would your organisation be likely to productise such a mechanism if developed by NBN?”
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According to market research company Roy Morgan, over 11.2 million Australians had Netflix subscriptions as of February 2019, a 25% increase over the previous year’s figures.Considering that almost half of all Australian residents have a Netflix subscription alone, and this exists alongside a plethora of other video streaming options (including YouTube), it’s safe to assume that raising the cost of accessing these services would be unpopular with the public.
What’s new on Netflix AustraliaNetflix Australia’s best TV seriesNetflix Australia’s best moviesSimilarly, considering that it’s typically left up to the RSP to decide on traffic shaping and prioritisation, it’s unlikely that these companies will be willing to lose that degree of control.The final and potentially most alarming consideration is that of privacy. NBN Co, as a contracted company intended on providing infrastructure, should theoretically not have any deeper insight into specific users and their usage.It’s unclear at this stage what exactly the pricing changes would be if they were to be put in place – and would likely be up to individual RSPs – and there’s also plenty of opportunities for opposition before it gets finalised, including from the RSPs themselves and consumer-rights organisations like the ACCC.
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Andrade vs Sulecki live stream: how to watch tonight’s boxing online from anywhere

Andrade vs Sulecki live stream: how to watch tonight’s boxing online from anywhere

Ring that bell. The undefeated WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade must defend his title against Maciej Sulecki if he wants a shot at the undisputed title. Who will walk away with the belt tonight? You can live stream the Andrade vs Sulecki fight to find out, using this guide.
While Andrade (27-0 17 KOs) has an impressive record, and is coming from a twelfth round TKO of Arthur Akavov in January, he’s going to be challenged by world rank number 10 Sulecki (28-1 11 KOs) who beat Gabriel Rosado in March.Selecki will be entering the ring in his first ever world title challenge fight so expect the Polish boxer to be at his best. But Andrade, on home turf, knows this is an obstacle he must go beyond to take on Saul Canelo Alvarez for the undisputed champion title. There’s a lot to fight for on both sides and each boxer is fighting at a high level right now meaning this should be a clash well worth watching, no matter what time you need to be up where you are in the world. The rest of the card is looking strong, too, with Joseph Parker taking Alex Leapai in the heavyweight division.Read on to find out how to live stream Andrade vs Sulecki boxing from absolutely anywhere.
Live stream Andrade vs Sulecki from outside your country 
In the US, Canada (where DAZN has you sorted) or UK tonight? Then scroll just a little further down this page and we’ll tell you who’s broadcasting the boxing from where you are.But if you’re abroad this weekend then you’ll need another way to watch and avoid possible geo-blocking. That’s where using a VPN comes in.

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Grubhub has bought thousands of domain names to compete against its own customers

Grubhub has bought thousands of domain names to compete against its own customers

Online food delivery company Grubhub has purchased thousands of domain names that resemble those of businesses that are either already on its platform or are trying to be according to a new report from New Food Economy.The company owns over 23,000 of these look-alike domains that it has set up to resemble landing pages for restaurants on its platform. The sites even have an online ordering form to trick consumers into thinking they belong to the restaurants themselves.Restaurant owners are up in arms over the discovery and they believe that Grubhub is tricking users that try to visit their sites into ordering on its platform instead.
Four things to think about when considering domain namesFraudulent domains are remaining active for longerHow major brands are falling foul of domain name cybersquattersThe company is the largest online food delivery service in the US and is also the parent company to a number of other similar services including Eat24, MenuPages and Seamless. However, rivals DoorDash and Uber Eats have begun to threaten its dominance as they have become increasingly more popular.
Fake sites
All of the domains owned by Grubhub use a similar template and showcase items from the menus of actual restaurants. To make matters worse, some of the fake sites even use photos taken directly from the restaurant’s official website or from other competing delivery services.The company’s scheme works as such, Grubhub buys domains that are similar to a restaurant’s website and then uses their original logos along with stolen pictures of food to set up a very convincing fake site. These sites also include links where customers can place orders that actually direct them back to one of the delivery services owned by the company.The fake sites are just another way to earn more commission from restaurants but Grubhub defended its deceptive practices in a statement emailed to New Food Economy, saying:“Grubhub has never cybersquatted, which is identified by ICANN as ‘generally bad faith registration of another person’s trademark in a domain name.’ As a service to our restaurants, we have created microsites for them as another source of orders and to increase their online brand presence. Additionally, we have registered domains on their behalf, consistent with our restaurant contracts. We no longer provide that service and it has always been our practice to transfer the domain to the restaurant as soon as they request it.” Restaurant owners who are concerned that their site may have been copied can review the full list compiled by New Food Economy here.
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Tamron 17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A046) confirmed for Sony bodies

Tamron 17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A046) confirmed for Sony bodies

Tamron announced it was developing a 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD lens for Sony users back in February, but only now has it made specs and pricing official.The lens, officially christened the Tamron 17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A046), is described by its manufacturer as being “astonishingly small” for a full-frame, large-aperture, ultra-wide-angle zoom. That’s in part thanks to to it having a 67mm diameter filter thread, despite offering an f/2.8 aperture through the entire (albeit modest) zoom range.
Sensor sizes explained: what you need to knowBest portrait lens: fast prime lenses for Canon and Nikon DSLRs Read our in-depth Sony A7 III reviewIt’s intended as a companion to the previously launched Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A036), with which it shares a development concept, to the extent that you can use the same filters and lens caps across both lenses.Tamron has also confirmed that the model is compatible with Sony-specific focusing technology, such as the Fast Hybrid AF and Direct Manual Focus systems that feature on many current and historic models, as well as the more recently incorporated popular Eye AF feature.
Fancy glass
Inside, 13 elements are spread over 11 groups, and this includes three aspherical elements and two low-dispersion (LD) types, as well as a single eXtra Low Dispersion (XLD) piece of glass, whose properties are said to be close to those of fluorite. Broad Band Anti Reflection (BBAR) coatings have also been used to keep transmission high and aberrations low.Both zooming and focus are internal, which means the barrel stays the same length at all times to maintain the balance. The focusing system itself is driven by an RXD (Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive) stepping motor unit, which arrives with the familiar promises of high speed and accuracy, as well as “virtually noise-free” operation across both video and stills.
Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A046)The barrel has been crafted with a moisture-resistant construction, which includes a seal around the lens mount area, and this protection continues to the fluorine coating on the front element, which helps to keep oil, water, dirt and fingerprints from causing problems.Other features include a 9-bladed rounded diaphragm and support for the lens aberration correction options inside Sony’s current models. The lens will also ship with a petal-shaped hood as standard to keep out extraneous light.Tamron states that the lens will be available for $899 in the US, and it’s set to go on sale from July 25. Pricing for the UK and Australia is still to be confirmed.
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iOS 13: beta, release date and feature list

iOS 13: beta, release date and feature list

iOS 13 beta officially launched this week, giving iPhone owners the chance to test drive Apple’s new software ahead of its expected release date.We’re detailing all of the major iOS 13 features here, in case you want wait to get iOS 13 public beta until the next, more stable version. It remains unfinished software.The change list for iOS 13 starts with our favorite feature: Dark Mode. This is thee long-awaited UI tweak to invert those bright white-screen backgrounds. We’re seeing the most improvement here in iOS 13 vs iOS 12. The new QuickPath swipe keyboard is a big highlight, too, and iPadOS has been split into its own separate update.There were a lot of Apple announcements at the top of the month and we’re here to explain iOS 13 in full. But we’ll start with the iOS 13 release date schedule and all-important compatibility list.
iOS 13 release date and beta information
June 3: iOS 13 beta 1 and first look at WWDC 2019June 17: iOS 13 beta 2 launched for developersJune 24: iOS 13 public beta release date for adventurous testersEarly September 2019: iOS 13 Golden Master (final dev beta)Mid-September 2019: iOS 13 likely to launch with new 2019 iPhonesThe iOS 13 public beta release date was June 24, even though Apple said it wouldn’t come out until July. It launched earlier than promised, but it’s not a giant surprise for us. Last year’s beta got here on June 25.What’s the iOS 13 release date schedule? We’ve mapped out an iOS 13 beta timeline: developers are on beta 2, testers are on public beta 1 and the final software is likely coming in September.Here’s the iOS 13 timeline as we see it:
1. iOS 13 developer beta: The iOS 13 beta 2 is available today but restricted to paid Apple developers. Good news: unlike iOS 13 beta 1, iOS 12 beta 2 can be installed over the air (OTA), whereas beta 1 required Xcode or macOS 10.15 to be installed first. It’s a bit easier to install, but you should probably wait for the public beta, which is always more stable, or upgrade to the dev beta on a non-primary device.2. iOS 13 public beta: Apple’s larger-scale features test began on June 24. Sure, Apple said July, but last year the iOS public beta launched on June 25, and sure enough, it came early in 2019. It’s the version to download if you’re curious – it’s often more refined version of the iOS developer beta, although it can still be rough, and never includes all of the features implemented in the final version of the software.3. iOS 13 golden master: This will be the final version of the iOS 13 software, released one week before the final iOS release, meant for developers and public beta testers. At this point it’s very stable, and gives app makers seven days to adapt to the final software.4. The official iOS 13 release date: We’ll get the new iOS 13 software in its final, stable form about one week after the next iPhone launch event, at which we expect to see what we’re calling (for now) the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Max and iPhone 11 XR. The date? Probably mid-September (last year it was September 17).
iOS 13 compatibility list
iOS 13 requires iPhone 6S or later, iPad Air 2 or later, the new iPad mini 4 and iPhone SEIt won’t come to older devices that support up to iOS 12: iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air, iPad mini 2 and mini 3iOS 13 compatibility requires an iPhone or iPad from the last four years (depending on the device category). That means phones like the iPhone 6 won’t be getting iOS 13 – if you’ve got one of those devices you’ll be stuck with iOS 12 forever.
iOS 13 sheds several old devices (Image credit: Apple)You’ll need an iPhone 6S or later, the iPad Air 2 or later, and the new iPad mini 4 or later, or the iPod touch 7th generation. No surprise, the new iPod Touch 7th gen is the only devices of its class that gets iOS 13 support.The iPhone SE fits into an odd category, as it has iPhone 6 era specs, but came out after the iPhone 6S. Don’t worry, everyone’s favorite little iPhone will get iOS 13.
iOS 13 Dark Mode
Overdue Dark Mode is coming to iOS 13 and iPadOSWe saw macOS get a system-wide Dark Mode in 2018Shortcut to black-and-dark-gray UI lives in Control CenterDark Mode in iOS 13 is going to be system-wide, meaning it’ll change the hues from bright white and light grey to black and dark gray on all supported apps.
It’s a nice feature when you’re using your iPhone at night and want to avoid bright white hues shining in your face. It may also save battery life on the OLED-equipped iPhones, from the iPhone X onward. Apple didn’t talk about this at all, but we know that OLED displays essentially ‘turn off’ pixels when rendering blacks.Turning on iOS 13 Dark Mode can be done in Control Center inside the Display slider (right next to the Night Shift and True Tone toggle), according to Apple, or you can set it automatically to turn on at night through a schedule or custom time.The yellow-tinting Night Shift mode finally gets a bright-light dimming companion, and a lot of people couldn’t be happier.
iOS 13 on iPad is iPadOS, and it’s a big change
Some of the biggest changes we expected for iOS 13 on the iPad are actually coming in an update called iPadOS. Apple is signaling that the iPad needs its own platform.That means big improvements to your iPad workflow, starting with the home screen redesign. Pinned Widgets, as we predicted in our iOS 13 rumors roundup, lets you add widgets from the Today View screen (that left-mode screen on your iPhone and iPad). So far, it’s iPad-exclusive, and not coming to iOS13 for the iPhone.Slide Over lets you have multiple apps open and cycle through them like rolodex. You can also fan to preview them all at once with a swipe gesture, kind of like the recents menu on many phones and tablets. It’s multi-tasking made easier.

Split View has been enhanced to let you open one app on both sides of the screen (it wasn’t possible before), and Apple demoed this by showing Notes side-by-side with Notes. You can also pair an app with more than one app – so now Safari can be paired with Pages in one space and Safari can be paired with Mail in another. App Expose is new to the iPad software, letting you see all of the space you have open. There’s an App Expose icon on the Dock, requiring only a single press to get into the convenient overview mode.New copy, paste and undo gestures are coming to iPadOS. Three fingers scrunched down was shown to copy text, three fingers expanding (in the opposite direction) dropped the text on the page, and sliding three fingers across the screen undid the last action. We’ll have to see how this performs when the software lands.Apple’s keyboard can float around the screen in a smaller form, and it’s debuting a swiping gesture keyboard, which it calls QuickPath Typing. There are also more keyboard shortcuts (a lack of shortcuts was a complaint we had about previous iOS versions).There are actually too many iPadOS changes to detail here in the iOS 13 explainer, so we’ve spun the full rundown off into a separate iPadOS release date, news and features article.
iOS 13 features a QuickPath keyboard
With iOS 13, Apple’s default QuickType keyboard will be incorporating swipe-to-type, a popular way of sliding across the keyboard to form words. We’ve used this in prior iOS keyboard extensions like Google’s Gboard and SwiftKey.
Here’s QuickPath keyboard in action (Image credit: Apple)You can use the QuickType and QuickPath methods of typing interchangeably, and so far supported languages include English, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, German, French, Italian, and Portuguese is now included.
iOS 13 debuts new ‘Find My’ app
Apple is combining Find My Friends and Find My iPhone in iOS 13, and the union lets you locate your friends and missing gadgets with a faster, easier-to-use interface.
Find My iPhone and Find My Friends come together in one app (Image credit: Apple)What’s really neat is that it’ll use a crowd-sourced encrypted Bluetooth signal to help you track down devices that aren’t connected to Wi-Fi or cellular. That’s mostly a big help for Macs, but it could also help with an iPhone in rare cases, too.Best of all, while Find My Friends didn’t always work for us, Apple may be making a bigger push to get location tracking right with this new iOS 13 app now in the limelight.
iOS 13 hints at Apple Tag product
The theory that Apple is taking on the Tile tracker is backed up in the iOS 13 beta, according to a new leak regarding what’s been dubbed the ‘Apple Tag’.
Could Apple be working on something similar to this Tile Sport? (Image credit: Tile)While the redesigned Find My app is supposed to locate your Apple devices and also your iPhone-carry friends, the Apple Tag is allegedly designed for everything else. Think: keys, bag, water bottle, or anything else a Bluetooth tracker could attach to.The Apple Tag wasn’t a part of the iOS 13 reveal during WWDC 2019, but it could be an announced alongside the iPhone 11 in September. After all, it is mobile hardware.
iOS 13 makes your old iPhone faster, last longer
More people are holding onto their iPhones for longer, and that’s something Apple seems to recognize – and the company is speeding up iOS 13 to accommodate them.The most important iOS 13 stats: app launch speed is up to twice as fast according to Apple, and Face ID unlocking will be 30% faster than before. Apple also found a way to make app downloads smaller, up to 60% on average; iOS 12 gave us a faster update, and iOS 13 looks to build upon that.Battery life is also something Apple is tackling this year. Its aim is to slow the rate of battery aging by reducing the time your iPhone spends fully charged. iOS 13 is supposed to learn from your daily charging routine so it can wait to finish charging past 80% until you need to use it.
Reminders gets a big overhaul
Of all the built-in apps, Reminders is getting the biggest revamp in iOS 13. It appears to be better organized, and includes shortcuts that make it easier to add reminders.
Reminders appears to have gotten the freshest reimagining among iOS 13 apps (Image credit: Apple)Big, color-coded buttons for Today, Scheduled, All and Flagged categories offer you a better oversight of your pressing tasks, while the keyboard when you’re in this app has a top-line Quick Toolbar that acts as a shortcut to easily add times, dates, locations, flags, photos and scanned documents.Making plans in Messages? Siri will step in to suggest reminders that can be created, like a personal assistant who chimes in at all the right times.
Camera and Portrait Mode changes
The iOS 13 is going to offer important changes to camera features, starting with enabling you to change the intensity of light in Portrait Mode, which is something we’ve wanted for a while. Portrait mode is also getting a new monochromatic effect called High‑Key Mono.
The new Photos tab in the iOS 13 Photos app – Apple sees it as becoming your photo diary (Image credit: Apple)The Photos gallery is becoming what Apple called “a diary of your life”, with a new tab designed to document your best photos by day, month and year. You’ll also have more pinch controls to zoom in and out of the Photos gallery.Photo editing is refined with iOS 13, adding adjustment controls and filters, while the video editing portion mirrors this almost entirely: nearly every photo tool and effect – including filters, rotating and cropping – will make it over to video. If you’re not good at tinkering with video, there’ll even be an ‘Auto’ adjustment button. 
New Siri voice sounds more natural
There’s a new Siri voice debuting with iOS 13, and it sounds more natural than before – we’ve heard a sample and the tone is the same, but it sounds less robotic. It uses advanced neural text‑to‑speech technology, according to Apple, and you’ll particularly notice this when Siri says longer phrases, like reading the Apple News aloud or answering knowledge questions.The timing is good, because Siri can also do a lot more talking if you wear AirPods – Siri can read incoming messages and pipe them through the buds, which is convenient. One more new Siri perk: your voice assistant on HomePod will understand the voices of the various family members in your home. This should mean, for example, that asking “What’s on my Calendar?” won’t bring up someone else’s irrelevant information.
Memoji gets makeup, Messages gets info sharing
Apple is putting more of ‘Me’ in Memoji, allowing one trillion configurations: new hairstyles, headwear, makeup, and piercings to name a few categories. Examples on the WWDC stage showed that these personalized Animoji masks allow for such granular accessory detail as eyeshadow, braces and even AirPods.
Memoji gets better in year two (Image credit: Apple)Memoji Stickers are something entirely new – iOS 13 will bring more iPhone and iPad users into the Memoji fold, TrueDepth camera or not. You can customize a Memoji and iOS 13 will automatically create a fun-looking sticker pack that lives in a sub-menu on the keyboard, which you can use in Messages, Mail, and third‑party apps.You’ll be able to share your personalized Memoji with contacts through iMessages, but only when you grant them access. The same applies to sharing your name and photo with contacts, so you can chose how people see your name, for example. According to Apple, you can decide whether you want your profile shared with everyone, with only your contacts, or just once.
New HomePod features
You might not know this, but the HomePod is part of the iOS family, and it’s getting updates too.First, you’ll be able to transfer songs from your iPhone by simply holding your phone closer to the HomePod speaker. Previously, you had to tell Siri to do this, but now this hand-off feature is a bit easier, and you don’t have to talk to do it.The HomePod will also introduce Live Radio – you can ask Siri to play 100,000 stations from all around the world. And HomePod will allow you to recognize who in your family is talking, and personalize the response – great with Apple Music, where selections will be based on your taste and history. It goes beyond Music, Messages, Notes, Reminders, and more. 
Sign-in with Apple
Apple wants app developers and sites to use its sign-in feature, and there are some perks for user privacy, too (Image credit: Apple)Apple is taking on Facebook Connect, Google and other platforms that allow you to conveniently sign in to third-party accounts. Sign-in with Apple is poised to protect your privacy more than Facebook and Google do.What’s neat is that if you don’t want to fork over your email to an app developer or website, Apple will create a unique random email for you, and the email will be unique to that site or app.
Maps get revamped
iOS 13 Maps looks a lot better, even if everyone likes to hate on it. Will it ever be better than Google Maps? No, probably not. But for people who want Apple’s pre-loaded maps app on iOS 13, it’ll be much better.
360-degree city tours are coming to Apple Maps (Image credit: Apple)There’s way more detail here by way of Apple rebuilding maps from the ground up. There’s more realistic detail for roads, beaches, parks, and buildings, and you can now explore cities with a 3D 360-degree experience.Favorites were a part of Maps before, but iOS 13 makes these saved locations easier to navigate to with one tap – they appear at the very top of a search menu. Sometimes Google Maps on iOS doesn’t get this right (but does better on Android). That’s one reason to keep Apple Maps installed, even if you’re a Google Maps person.
Text formatting in Mail
Mail is getting some changes when it comes to writing out properly formatted email. You’ll have more control over font style, size, color, alignment, indenting and outdenting text, and numbered and bulleted lists.What we’re really hoping to see in iOS 13 is the ability to insert a hyperlink into some text in an email. On both iOS and Android devices, that’s just not possible in their default mail clients (that we’ve seen) – you have to paste long URLs, and that’s not a computer, no matter what you call your operating system.
Connect to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth from Control Center
This is huge – and we’ve been asking for it for several years. You’ll soon be able to select Wi‑Fi networks and Bluetooth accessories right from Control Center.Android has had this for years, and it was always convenient to connect to new Wi-Fi networks or Bluetooth earbuds without having to navigate away from your current app and dive into five Settings submenus. Apple is finally coming around in iOS 13.
Xbox One and PS4 game controller support
If you’re going to play games on your phone, you might as well do it with one of the two best controllers available (and maybe something you already own).Enter PS4 and Xbox One game controller support for iOS 13. Apple didn’t say if all games will support this or if it’ll be limited to Apple Arcade, but whatever the case may be, we’re happy to be able to put our PS4 controller to use everywhere we roam.
Silence Unknown Calls
Nuisance SPAM calls drive us crazy every day, and iOS 13 wants to fix the issue with the help of Siri, which scans your Contacts, Mail and Messages to see if you’ve previously been in contact with the caller.Silence Unknown Calls sounds fairly smart, if you’re not expecting business numbers cold-calling you for work. Those that do call you and aren’t on your personal ‘VIP list’ will go straight to voicemail.
More iOS 13 features to come in September
We’re testing out the iOS 13 public  test, but there may be more to this update that we haven’t seen. Apple typically holds features until the next iPhone launches.We’ll continue to update the iOS 13 news here, with our guide to what you need to know about its features and how it’ll change your iPhone. There might be a separate iPadOS now, but iOS 13 is still mighty important to millions of people.

Mark it in your calendar, Amazon Prime Day 2019 start July 15

Mark it in your calendar, Amazon Prime Day 2019 start July 15

The official Amazon Prime Day 2019 dates have been announced, and just as we had suspected, it’s happening on the third weekend of July – less than a month away.Amazon Prime Day starts on July 15 and and runs through July 16, with the online retailer promising two full days of ‘epic deals,’ according to today’s press release.The start time is midnight in each region (so the kick off for the US and UK Prime Day will differ, for example). Amazon is previewing what will be on sale in each region.
Amazon Prime Day deals already live
Amazon is already putting things on sale, and naturally, it’s touting its own good or partners’ goods first, along with some deeply 15?discounted on-demand movies.In the US, starting today, this means saving $120 on the newly announced Toshiba HD 43-inch Fire TV Edition Smart TV – it’s just $179.99 and will almost certainly be a hot seller. Amazon does say that its Deal of the Day can sell out.In the UK today, Amazon is offering the Amazon Echo Show Gen 1 speaker (the first Echo to have a screen in it) for just £79.99 (it was £179.99 originally).Renting movies, is as low as $2.99 / £1.99 for Amazon Prime Day subscribers. The film Us is $2.99 and so is Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse on Amazon.com.What will be on sale for Prime Day on July 15? Amazon says Prime members will also see dramatic deals on Alexa-enabled devices, claiming they’ll be the “biggest Prime Day deals ever” on such hardware.That of course foreshadows big price drops on Amazon Echo speakers, the Amazon Fire TV line, and Amazon Kindle and Fire Tablet devices.In total, there will be more than one million deals globally, according to Amazon, and they’ll launch throughout the 48-hour event.Amazon has a reason for you to keep coming back to its website for two straight days, though you can always follow our Amazon Prime Day 2019 guide for a curated list of the best deals.Developing story…