HBO Max, Apple Stores in the US re-opening, and must-have accessories on the AppleInsider podcast
HBO Max launches, Apple reopening more stores in the US, battery health management comes to Mac, Quibi adds AirPlay support, and we roundup some of our favorite accessories, hubs, and bags, all on the AppleInsider Podcast.
With its latest update, mobile-first video platform Quibi has now enabled users to AirPlay video from their devices. HBO also launched its HBO Max service for the same $14.99 price point as HBO Now. In additional to original HBO content, HBO Max holds the back catalogs of popular shows like Friends, Big Bang Theory, and others.
Apple announced the reopening of 100 stores in the US. Apple warns most will offer curbside or storefront service only, providing online order pick-up and Genius Bar appointments. Walk-in customers will be welcome at some stores, but will be expected to undergo temperature checks.
macOS 10.15.5 was released with the battery health management feature. Going to System Preferences > Energy Saver > Battery Health will give users a checkbox to enable or disable this feature that should lengthen the life of portable Mac batteries — assuming you have a MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro with a USB-C port of any type.
Rounding out the show we mention the numerous accessory reviews published recently on AppleInsider and make a special announcement at the end of the show.
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- Watch Quibi streaming videos on AirPlay-supported TVs
- HBO Max launches on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV
- Apple will reopen 100 US stores this week
- Apple releases macOS Catalina 10.15.5 with new battery health management feature
- Rumor: 'iPhone 12' to integrate Lightning instead of USB-C, port-less iPhone coming in 2021
- Apple hunting for podcast chief to lead original content push, Apple TV+ tie-ins
What's in Stephen's Bag?
- eBags Professional Slim Laptop Backpack
- Harbor London Cable Organizer
- Amazon.com: Anker USB C to USB 3.0 Adapter (Female), Type-C Adapter
- Sabrent Thunderbolt 3 to Dual HDMI 2.0 Adapter
- HyperDrive 6-in-1 USB-C Hub — for iPad Pro
- HyperDrive DUO 7-in-2 — USB-C Hub for MacBook Pro
- HyperDrive NET 6-in-2 — USB-C Hub for MacBook Pro
- HYPER Announces World's First 100W GaN Charger
- HyperJuice: World's First & Smallest 100W GaN on Kickstarter
What's in Andrew's Bag
- Peak Design Bags + Camera Gear
- Peak Design Travel Tripod
- Master & Dynamic MW65 Wireless Headphones
- Kevlar USB-C Cables | NOMAD
- Rugged Leather Moment Case for iPhone 11 Pro | NOMAD
- Amazon.com: Samsung T7 Touch Portable SSD
- SuperPort 4: 100W USB-C Desktop Charger
- SuperTank USB-C PD Portable Charger, 27,000mAh
- Review: Moshi iongo 5K duo is the best portable charger for a night out
- Review: Output 4K HDR and charge your iPad Pro with Moshi's new USB-C adapter
- Review: STM Goods' ChargeTree is a compact way to charge all your gear
- Review: UAG's rugged silicone Apple Watch straps add a stainless steel clasp
- Review: Pad & Quill Apple Watch cuffs are unique and rugged
- Review: HybridDrive USB-C portable dock mitigates sometimes tight storage on a MacBook Pro
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