Mitchel Broussard

Mitchel is a Contributing Editor at MacRumors. Southern Louisiana-born, he lives off of bad TV, good books, and great video games. Despite a few close calls, he has yet to forget the face of his father.



Deals Spotlight: 64GB 12.9-Inch iPad Pro Hits New Low Price at $824 ($175 Off)

Amazon is discounting the 64GB Wi-Fi version of the latest 12.9-inch iPad Pro, now priced at $824. At $175 off the original price of $999, this is the lowest price ever seen among the major Apple resellers for this configuration of the 2018 iPad Pro. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. There are also a few high-end cellular options available on sale, including the 512GB 12.9-inch iPad Pro ($200 off) and the 1TB 12.9-inch iPad Pro ($200 off). These are both all-time-low prices as well, discounted to $1,299 and $1,699, respectively. 12.9-Inch iPad Pro Sale 64GB, Wi-Fi - $824, down from $999 ($175 off, lowest ever) Apple updated the iPad Pro line in October 2018, with all-new edge-to-edge displays that removed the traditional Home button in favor of the new TrueDepth camera system and Face ID. These tablets also support the Apple Pencil 2 and new Smart Keyboards. Head to our full Deals Roundup to stay up-to-date on all the latest

Apple Launches New Yoga Day Activity Challenge

Apple today kicked off a new Activity Challenge, this one celebrating the International Day of Yoga. To earn the award, you'll have to complete a yoga workout that lasts 15 minutes or more at any time today. Apple holds these challenges for many different holidays and events throughout the year, but this is the first time it has marked the International Day of Yoga. In order to be sure that your workout is counted towards the Activity Challenge, you'll need to use any app that adds yoga workouts to Apple's Health app. The first-party Workout app for Apple Watch offers Yoga tracking as well. Once completed, you'll gain the award in the Activity app, under the Limited Edition awards section, as well as a set of stickers that can be used in Messages. Apple has hosted a few Activity Challenges so far in 2019, including one for Earth Day, one for Heart Month, and one that was exclusive to Apple employees. Each challenge always tasks the user with completing an exercise of some sort in a given time frame, and the rewards typically offer stickers for Messages and a new badge in the Activity

Augmented Reality Game 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' Launches Early on iOS App Store

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite was planned to debut on the iOS App Store and Google Play tomorrow, June 21, but Niantic has surprise launched the augmented reality game one day early. You can download the app right now on the iOS App Store for free, if you live in the United States or United Kingdom [Direct Link] (via TechCrunch). Inspired by Pokémon Go, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite tasks players with joining the Statute of Secrecy Task Force to explore iconic Wizarding World locations that have been placed in the real world. This means that to get the most out of the app, you'll have to trek out into the real world to find various magical artefacts, creatures, and other wizards. The story behind the game is that some kind of calamity has hit the Wizarding World, causing certain "Foundables" -- various in-game collectibles like fantastic beasts -- to begin appearing in the muggle world. Because of this event, witches and wizards have formed the Statue of Secrecy Task Force, tasking new recruits with capturing the artefacts and protecting the secret of magic. Similar to Pokémon Go, real-world locations will be hotspots for various activities in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, allowing players to learn new spells and capture beasts using the AR features of iPhone devices. There are also real-time cooperative elements where you can join friends to battle high-level enemies. Players will be able to choose to specialize in different magical professions, like being an Auror or Magizoologist, to learn unique skills as well. Head to Niantic's website for the game to learn

Some Spotify Users Frustrated With Recent Update, Moving to Apple Music Instead

One week ago today Spotify launched a revamped "Your Library" tab that the company said was "designed to get you to the content you want faster." According to Spotify subscribers on r/Spotify, this update has done the complete opposite and made navigating large music libraries nearly impossible, with the main purpose apparently made to promote Spotify's burgeoning interest in podcasts. On r/Spotify this week, over a thousand users have gotten behind a post asking for the "old" Spotify to come back, with a few hundred comments discussing the various problems with the update. People have a lot of different thoughts on the update, but the consensus on what went wrong appears to be that Spotify stripped features in Your Library to make room for the new Podcasts tab. In the process, the Songs tab was removed and the recently played section has been moved and downgraded, showing fewer artists and songs and removing some of its customization features. We've linked some of the Reddit users who provided specific complaints about the update below: u/TehCrag: "Basically they removed the Songs tab and the Recently played section. And the albums tab only shows full albums that you have saved, so if you have 3 songs from the same album, they would be in the ‘liked songs’ playlist instead... which doesn’t have an alphabet scroll bar. Also there’s a giant podcast tab next to music. They’re pushing them hard."u/Skippin101: "There is no alphabetical "scroll bar" on the right side of the liked songs, artists, or albums pages. If I want to play a song that starts with "Z", I have

Deals Spotlight: AirPods With Wireless Charging Case Discounted to $179.99 ($19 Off)

Amazon is discounting the new AirPods with Wireless Charging Case today, now priced at $179.99, down from $199.00 ($19 off). Apple launched the new version of the AirPods in March, making this one of the first notable price drops of the headphones seen this year. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. This is the version with the Wireless Charging Case, allowing you to place the AirPods on any Qi-compatible charging mat to easily refuel the case and the AirPods. In March, Apple also launched the AirPods with Charging Case and the standalone Wireless Charging Case, both of which have seen more consistent discounts than the AirPods with Wireless Charging Case. Those interested can also save on the standalone Wireless Charging Case for AirPods on Amazon right now. It's on sale for $69.99, down from $79.00 ($9 off). We keep track of all AirPods deals each week right here, and you can check out other discounts and bargains in our full Deals Roundup.

Nimble Launches New 'Bottle Case' for iPhone Made From 100% Recycled Plastic

Nimble, the new eco-friendly company created by former Mophie employees, today announced its latest product category: iPhone cases. Similar to its portable chargers and wireless chargers, Nimble created its "Bottle Case" line with the environment in mind, and each accessory is made from 100 percent recycled plastic. With each sale of the Bottle Case, Nimble is pledging to donate 5 percent to nonprofit partners that are working to protect the planet's oceans and marine life. For whichever color of the Bottle Case you choose, the proceeds will go to a different organization. Soft Coral - Coral Reef Alliance Glacier - CarbonFund.org Deep Sea - Sea Save Foundation Seagrass - The Seabin Foundation Black Sand - WILDCOAST The Bottle Case is available for iPhone X, XS, XS Max, and XR. The company described the accessory as having a very slim profile with solid protection thanks to a durable fabric exterior. It includes several variations of rPET (recycled plastic bottles), with a hard rPET inner shell that's enclosed with the durable rPET fabric on the outside for a comfortable grip when you hold it. On the inside, the Bottle Case has a soft rPET fabric interior lining to cushion your iPhone, and a rPET camera ring around the edges of the iPhone's camera bump. The Bottle Case is also launching alongside the new Nimble Ocean Club Membership, which allows customers to gain a new case every month, exclusive access to member-only products, and first access to new case colors. A part of their purchase will go to a different ocean-related cause each month. Customers

Deals Spotlight: Anker's New Gold Box Includes Up to 42% Off Battery Packs and Wireless Chargers

Today only, you can save up to 42 percent on ten of Anker's best charging accessories. These include portable battery packs, USB-C cables, Lightning cables, wireless chargers, and more. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. Like all of Amazon's Gold Box deals, these discounts will last for today only, so if you spot anything you like be sure to place your order before the end of the day. Anker's accessories match perfectly with numerous Apple products, including iPhone, iPad, and MacBook. Anker Gold Box Deal for June 19 Cables Powerline+ II USB-C to USB-A Cable (3ft) - $8.15, down from $11.99 Powerline Micro USB Cable (6-pack, assorted lengths) - $11.22, down from $14.99 Powerline II USB-C to Lightning Cable (3ft) - $11.99, down from $15.99 Powerline II USB-C to USB-C Cable (3ft) - $14.99, down from $19.99 Wall, Car, and Wireless Chargers Dual USB Car Charger - $14.99, down from $25.99 5-Port USB Wall Charger - $22.49, down from $29.99 PowerPort Wireless Pad + Stand Bundle - $29.99, down from $39.99 Wireless Charging Pad + USB-C Quick Charge Adapter - $36.99, down from $49.99 Battery Packs PowerCore 10,000 mAh - $21.59, down from $33.99 PowerCore+ 26,800 mAh - $55.99, down from $86.99 There are also quite a few Anker discounts going on outside of today's flash sale, including discounts on Bluetooth speakers like the Ace A1 Wireless Speaker for $17.99, down from $25.99, and the Ace A0 Wireless Mini Speaker for $14.99, down

Aspyr Will Stop Selling 32-Bit Mac Games After Today

Aspyr has announced that today is the last day of sales for its 32-bit Mac games, in anticipation of Apple's upcoming move to 64-bit only apps on macOS Catalina later this year. After today, Aspyr's remaining library of Mac games for sale will be 64-bit or will receive a 64-bit update by September, when macOS Catalina is expected to release. The company promised that it will continue to port games to Mac, and that it has a "number of big announcements" for different platforms coming in the fall. “Once Apple announced it was discontinuing support for 32-bit titles, we decided ending sales for those games was the right thing to do, and well before Apple’s support ends later this year,” said Elizabeth Howard, vice president of publishing at Aspyr. “Giving players fun, innovative games across all platforms is our focus, and we have some exciting new projects that we will reveal very soon.” Players will be able to continue to enjoy 32-bit games if they don't upgrade to macOS Catalina and remain on macOS Mojave and below, but 32-bit games will no longer be sold on the Aspyr store. Aspyr gave a complete list of all the 32-bit games being removed from its library, which you can read here. This includes Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, multiple Call of Duty games, Civilization IV, Tomb Raider 2, and more. Aspyr is a video game developer and publisher that brings popular games to Mac computers, and also creates games for mobile devices, Linux, and Windows PC. You can check out the Aspyr store to browse the company's full suite of Mac

Deals Spotlight: 2019 MacBook Pros Hit New Low Prices, Starting at $1,649.99 ($149 Off)

Amazon is offering the latest MacBook Pro at a new all-time-low price, with savings of up to $199 off original prices. Across the board these are the best deals available online from the major Apple resellers for the all-new MacBook Pro. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. The 2019 MacBook Pros start at $1,649.99 for the 256GB 13-inch model, beating discounts on the same models that appeared last week by $50. You can also save on a 15-inch MacBook Pro, discounted by $199 in this week's sale. Amazon's 2019 MacBook Pro Sale 13-inch, 2.4 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD - $1,649.99, down from $1,799.00 ($149 off, lowest ever) 13-inch, 2.4 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD - $1,849.99, down from $1,999.00 ($149 off, lowest ever) 15-inch, 2.6 GHz 6-Core, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD - $2,199.99, down from $2,399.00 ($199 off, lowest ever) Apple updated the MacBook Pro line last month, and these models all have a Touch Bar, updated keyboard, and new 8th and 9th-generation Intel processors. If you're on the hunt for more discounts and bargains as the week begins, be sure to visit our full Deals Roundup, which now includes our latest exclusive discount partnership with Twelve

MacRumors Exclusive: Get 12% Off Your Total Purchase from Twelve South This Week Only

MacRumors and Twelve South's latest partnership offers our readers an exclusive chance to save 12 percent off their entire purchase on TwelveSouth.com. In the past, our exclusive Twelve South sales have targeted specific items, but now you'll be able to browse sitewide on the Twelve South website and save 12 percent on your order. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Twelve South. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. To get started, head to TwelveSouth.com and browse through the company's Apple-compatible products, like the all-new BookBook vol. 2 for iPad Pro or the AirSnap case for AirPods. Add your items to your cart, and in the checkout screen on the right hand side enter the coupon code 12SOUTHSUMMER in the discount code box. After doing so, you'll see a 12 percent discount on your total order, excluding shipping and taxes. Twelve South offers free ground shipping on all orders placed in the United States, and free two-day shipping on any order that exceeds $95. Of course, our exclusive promo code is available for all of our readers, including those outside of the United States. You'll have the rest of the week to take advantage of the sale, which will expire this Sunday June 23 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Twelve South has dozens of products specifically designed for Apple products. If you own a MacBook Pro, take a look at the BookArc for desktop organization and the Curve to perfectly elevate your notebook during lengthy workflows. If you travel often with your MacBook Pro, the BookB

Deals Spotlight: 2019 iPad Air Models Discounted to New Low Prices (Up to $40 Off)

Amazon and B&H Photo are discounting the latest versions of Apple's iPad Air this week, with each configuration of the tablet receiving a new all-time-low price tag. Amazon offers the largest variety of iPad Air models on sale, but you'll find many of the same prices at B&H Photo, as we've denoted in the list further down. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. Sale prices start at $469 for the 64GB Wi-Fi iPad Air, down from $499, and also include cellular models. Each iPad Air in the sale has hit a new lowest-ever price, amounting to as much as $40 off select configurations. These models were recently updated in March, so we have yet to see deeper discounts. 2019 iPad Air Sale Wi-Fi, 64GB - $469, down from $499 [Amazon] ($30 off, lowest ever) Wi-Fi, 256GB - $619, down from $649 [Amazon / B&H] ($30 off, lowest ever) Cellular, 64GB - $599, down from $629 [Amazon / B&H] ($30 off, lowest ever) Cellular, 256GB - $739, down from $779 [Amazon / B&H] ($40 off, lowest ever) The new iPad Air models include a 10.5-inch Retina display, a Touch ID Home button, headphone jack, A12 Bionic processor, Apple Pencil support, and compatibility with the Smart Keyboard. The 2019 iPad Air devices have a light enclosure that's just 6.1mm thick and weighs about one pound, and have replaced the previous 10.5-inch iPad Pro in the same category. For more details on the latest sales, be sure to visit our full Deals Roundup.

Spotify Premium Users Gain Revamped 'Your Library' Tab With Streamlined Navigation

Spotify today announced a new version of the "Your Library" tab in its mobile apps for iOS and Android, which is "designed to get you to the content you want faster." This update is for Spotify Premium users only. The company said that it has streamlined Your Library so that you can simply tap or swipe to toggle between new tabs for Music and Podcasts. Under Music you'll find sections divided into Playlists, Artists, and Albums; Podcasts houses Episodes, Downloads, and Shows. When selecting Music, Spotify will automatically show your Playlists section, which still includes all the playlists you've previously made or liked. There's also a new playlist called "Liked Songs," which will accumulate every song you like on Spotify. This section also sorts playlists when you're offline to show the ones that have been downloaded. Swiping to the artist section shows all of the artists you follow, while the album section is full of albums that you can manually save to listen to later by tapping the heart icon on any album. Given Spotify's decision to become a big player in the podcast market, the new Podcast section of Your Library facilitates better discovery and podcast organization. The Episodes section lets you easily resume podcasts you are listening to, as well as find newly released episodes of other podcasts you're following. The Downloads area shows what episodes you've downloaded for offline listening, while the Shows section lets you manage all of the podcasts you follow and explore previous episodes. The new updates to Your Library will begin rolling

Deals Spotlight: Get the Latest 2019 MacBook Pros for Up to $220 Off (Starting at $1,699)

The latest MacBook Pro models have received new discounts this week, with savings on the notebooks offered by retailers like B&H Photo and Amazon via Expercom. Many of these deals currently represent the lowest prices available online for the latest MacBook Pros, which Apple just updated ahead of WWDC in May. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. At B&H Photo you'll find discounts on the 13-inch MacBook Pro models from 2019, with savings of $100 on each notebook. If you're looking for the bigger models you'll find 15-inch MacBook Pros on Amazon and sold by Apple reseller Expercom. Across the board, these are the best prices you'll find for each model among the major Apple resellers online. 2019 MacBook Pro Discounts 13-inch, 2.4 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD - $1,699.00, down from $1,799.00 on B&H ($100 off) 13-inch, 2.4 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD - $1,899.00, down from $1,999.00 on B&H ($100 off) 15-inch, 2.6 GHz 6-Core, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD - $2,226.93, down from $2,399.00 on Amazon (via Expercom) ($172 off) 15-inch, 2.3 GHz 8-Core, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD - $2,578.93, down from $2,799.00 on Amazon (via Expercom) ($220 off) These MacBook Pros are less than one month old, making today's discounts particularly notable for anyone on the hunt for the latest and greatest Apple notebook. The updated devices include the Touch Bar, new 8th and 9th-generation Intel processors, an updated keyboard, and more. You can check out more sales

iTunes Gift Card Deals: Save Up to 15% on iTunes Credit From PayPal, Target, and Costco

Earlier this week we shared discounts on App Store and iTunes gift cards happening at Costco and PayPal on eBay, and now Target has joined in on the sales with an offer of its own. With so many bargains happening on iTunes gift cards, we decided to quickly round up these sales to make it clear where the best deals are happening this week. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. PayPal on eBay To start, the best all-around discount for most people (in the United States) will be PayPal's 15 percent discount on eBay. By visiting the PayPal Digital Gifts storefront on eBay, you can get the $100 iTunes gift card for $85 for a limited time. You'll need a PayPal account to complete the checkout process, and the gift card will be emailed to you within 24 hours after purchase. A discount of 15 percent is largely the best savings you'll find on iTunes gift cards these days, and other than needing a PayPal account (which is free to make), this sale is the most accessible. Costco If you have a Costco membership, however, you can get a bit more savings at the big box retailer this week. Costco has $100 iTunes gift cards priced at $84.49 through June 15, providing a slight edge over PayPal's sale on eBay. You can use iTunes credit on movies, Apple Music subscriptions, Apple Books, and more You can also purchase the $25 iTunes gift card for $21.49, and both cards will be delivered via email after purchase. As with any Costco purchase,

MacRumors Exclusive: Get 15% Off Any One Item From Mophie This Month

This summer, MacRumors is partnering with well-known battery accessory company Mophie for an all-new exclusive sale. During the month of June, you can get 15 percent off any one item sitewide on Mophie.com by using the code RUMORS15 on the shopping bag screen. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Mophie. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. This means that you can save on Mophie accessories like the Powerstation, Juice Pack, Charge Stream Pad+, and anything else on the company's website. Mophie has a wide arrange of devices that work with Apple products like the iPhone XS, iPhone XR, and MacBook Pro, as well as Android devices. We've listed a few ideas to shop for on the website, but be sure to head to Mophie.com to browse the full array of options. As long as you enter the promo code RUMORS15 in your shopping bag on Mophie.com before July 1, 2019, you'll get 15 percent off of one item. MacRumors + Mophie Exclusive Sitewide Sale Images via @mophie on Instagram Wireless Charge Stream Pad+ (10W) - $50.96, down from $59.95 Juice Pack Access - $84.96, down from $99.95 Powerstation Mini (5,000 mAh) - $33.96, down from $39.95 Powerstation XXL (20,000 mAh) - $59.46, down from $69.95 Powerstation USB-C 3XL - $169.96, down from $199.95 For anyone on the hunt for more sales, check out our full Deals Roundup.

Deals Spotlight: Best Buy Kicks Off Huge Sale Discounting Apple Watch Series 3 ($80 Off) and Series 4 ($50 off)

Best Buy has introduced a new sale this week, highlighting discounts on both the Apple Watch Series 3 and Series 4. The sale covers numerous models of each Apple Watch from 2017 and 2018, including stainless steel cases, aluminum cases, GPS only models, and GPS and cellular models. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Best Buy. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. Although there are many devices in the sale, you'll find the same savings for each Apple Watch model: Series 3 devices are discounted by $80 and Series 4 devices are discounted by $50. This means that prices on Apple Watch Series 3 start as low as $199 and prices on Apple Watch Series 4 start as low as $349. We've listed a few devices on sale below, but be sure to head to Best Buy to browse every Apple Watch that's been marked down. Best Buy's Apple Watch Sale Series 3 / GPS / 38mm / Space Gray Aluminum with Black Sport Band - $199, down from $279 Series 3 / GPS + Cellular / 42mm / Silver Aluminum Case with Fog Sport Band - $329, down from $409 Series 4 / GPS / 40mm / Gold Aluminum Case with Pink Sand Sport Loop - $349, down from $399 Series 4 / GPS / 44mm / Silver Aluminum Case with Seashell Sport Loop - $379, down from $429 Nike+ Series 4 / GPS + Cellular / 40mm / Silver Aluminum Case with Pure Platinum/Black Nike Sport Band - $449, down from $499 Series 4 / GPS + Cellular / 44mm Space Black Stainless Steel Case with Black Sport Band - $699, down from $749 The Apple Watch Series 3 and Series 4 are both rated

Deals: Save on Microsoft and Sony Game Controllers Ahead of iOS 13, iTunes Gift Card Sale, $100 Off Apple Watch

The week has kicked off with a few new deals, including special E3 discounts for Sony's DualShock 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One wireless controllers. Additionally, you'll find the latest 15 percent discount on App Store and iTunes gift cards and some of the lowest prices online for the Apple Watch Series 4 in Target's flash sale. Sony and Microsoft's Wireless Controller Discounts This week is E3, and Sony and Microsoft are discounting their console controllers to mark the event. Thanks to Apple's recent announcement that the DualShock 4 and Xbox One controller will be compatible with iOS 13 and tvOS 13, both devices will make perfect mobile gaming controllers come this fall. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. For the DualShock 4 (which is the main controller of the PS4), you'll find the controller for $39.99 at numerous retailers, down from $59.99. This includes Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart. These $20 off sales relate to the basic Black color option, but some sites are also discounting colors like the Blue Camo, Magma Red, and Gold. You can purchase the Xbox One wireless controller for $39.99 from Walmart, down from $59.99. Amazon and Best Buy have the same controller for $41.99. Like the Sony controller, Microsoft's sales largely focus on the basic Black color option, but alternatives like White are available near the $40 range as well. Once iOS 13 launches in the fall, you'll be able to sync either of

Deals Spotlight: Get the 9.7-Inch 32GB Cellular iPad for $379 ($80 Off and Lowest Ever Price)

Amazon is continuing to discount the latest 9.7-inch iPad, which Apple updated in March 2018 with support for the Apple Pencil. These discounts include a few lowest-ever prices on the iPad, and all around represent the best prices for these models among the major Apple resellers online. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. One of the highlights of the sale is Apple's 32GB 9.7-inch iPad (Wi-Fi and cellular) for $379, savings of $80 and the lowest price we've seen on the tablet. There are numerous other models discounted this week, including both Wi-Fi only and cellular devices. Amazon's 9.7-inch iPad Sale Wi-Fi 32GB - $249, down from $329 ($80 off) Wi-Fi 128GB - $349, down from $429 ($80 off) Cellular 32GB - $379, down from $459 ($80 off, lowest ever) Cellular 128 GB - $459, down from $559 ($100 off, lowest ever) Apple positions this version of the iPad as an affordable entry-level tablet for anyone on a budget, as well as for teachers and others in the education field. The sixth-generation iPad has a 9.7-inch Retina display, an upgraded A10 Fusion chip, 8-megapixel rear camera, and Touch ID support on the Home Button. If you're on the hunt for any other sales, be sure to head to our full Deals Roundup. There you'll find ongoing bargains on the HomePod, 2017 iMacs, and the best accessories from

Netflix Testing 'Extras' Tab in Mobile App With Feed of Photos and Videos Similar to Instagram

Netflix is testing a new feature in its mobile apps for iOS and Android, which aggregates trailers and photos for its various shows and movies in a feed that looks very similar to Instagram. A Netflix spokesperson confirmed the test in an email seen by Variety. Image by Janko Roettgers via Variety For the users in the test, they will see a new tab on the mobile Netflix app called "Extras." In this tab, users can scroll vertically to see new posts about Netflix originals like Stranger Things, Chambers, and See You Yesterday. Videos in the feed play automatically (without sound), and image galleries can be scrolled horizontally, just like on Instagram. Posts in the Extras feed include options to share the content with friends, add the film or TV show to your Netflix list, and even remind you when the content launches if it's not out yet. Netflix said that this is all a way to "help fans connect more deeply with the titles they love." Netflix has been inspired by other social media platforms in the past, last year updating its mobile apps with Stories-like "preview" bubbles that users can tap through to watch vertical trailers of Netflix originals. You can even post directly to Instagram Stories from Netflix thanks to a new integration that launched earlier this year. But, like with any test, Netflix warned that the new Extras tab may not launch to everyone and could be

Apple Music Gains Soundtracks for Every Main Entry in the Final Fantasy Series

Square Enix recently made the soundtracks to every main Final Fantasy game available to listen on Apple Music and Spotify (via TechCrunch). The release of the soundtracks on streaming services is being timed with a special concert for Final Fantasy VII that's taking place this week in Hollywood. To find the music, head to Apple Music and search for "Final Fantasy original soundtrack." In the results for albums you can tap "See All" to discover soundtracks for original games in the series like Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy II, and even modern entries like Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy XV. As pointed out by TechCrunch, there are some missing entries, including soundtracks for Final Fantasy X-2, Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, and Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift. Otherwise, every mainline entry in the franchise now has its soundtrack ready for streaming on Apple Music, from Final Fantasy I to Final Fantasy