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Apple Users Will No Longer Require To Download iTunes To Access Podcast

A podcast is an episodic series of digital audio or video files, which can be downloaded for listening.

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The iPhone-maker is now planning to bring a standalone podcasts app with the launch of macOS 10.15, the report noted. Pixabay

Users will no longer have to download iTunes to listen to Apple’s podcast episodes with the company now allowing them to play these directly from its website.

A podcast is an episodic series of digital audio or video files, which can be downloaded for listening.

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The prior design for podcasts on the web was just a list of episodes that redirected users to iTunes with no web playback option available. Pixabay

Apple’s redesigned webpage for podcasts features a built-in web playback feature and a streamlined design which is easier to navigate, MacRumors reported on Wednesday.

Each new page features a clear recap of each episode along with a “play” button.

Clicking on an episode’s name would open up a full page for episodes, showing complete details about their content to help a user decide what to listen to, the report said.

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Apple’s redesigned webpage for podcasts features a built-in web playback feature and a streamlined design which is easier to navigate, MacRumors reported on Wednesday. Pixabay

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The prior design for podcasts on the web was just a list of episodes that redirected users to iTunes with no web playback option available.

The iPhone-maker is now planning to bring a standalone podcasts app with the launch of macOS 10.15, the report noted. (VOA)

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Apple Accused of Fraud for Hiding Dop in iPhone Sales: Report

Apple’s disclosures in January caused its stock price to fall by more than $15 per share, or more than 9 percent

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The Apple logo is shown outside the company's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, California. VOA

A lawsuit filed in the US has alleged that Apple violated the country’s Securities Exchange Act by hiding a slowdown in the demand for iPhones, especially in China, the media reported.

The City of Roseville employees’ retirement fund filed the suit on Tuesday in Northern California US District Court, The Mercury News published from San Jose reported.

The lawsuit claimed that Apple knew in November its iPhone sales were hit, but refrained from revealing it to investors then, leading to economic loss for investors.

The lawsuit seeks class-action status, to bring in everyone who bought Apple common stock between November 2, 2018 and January 2, 2019, the report said, adding that the plaintiff is seeking a jury trial and unspecified damages.

Apple in November said it had gone into the holiday season with its “strongest lineup of products and services ever,” according to the suit.

But in reality, the US trade war with China was hurting the iPhone sales and Apple and its CEO Tim Cook were aware of it in November, claimed the lawsuit which said that Apple disclosed the “true state” of its first quarter iPhone sales only in January.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during a data privacy conference at the European Parliament in Brussels. VOA

The suit alleged that Apple and Cook’s “materially false and misleading statements” in November propped up the company’s stock, “which continued to trade at artificially inflated prices”.

But in January, Apple lowered its revenue guidance for fiscal 2019 first quarter, which ended on December 29.

In a letter to investors, Cook said that the company now expects a revenue of approximately $84 billion, down from the $89 to $93 billion it had previously projected.

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Cook acknowledged that the revenue shortfall in its guidance was partly due to China’s trade tensions with the US. The slowdown in the Chinese economy also impacted its revenue, he said.

Apple’s disclosures in January caused its stock price to fall by more than $15 per share, or more than 9 percent, the suit claimed. (IANS)