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In some end-of-the-year housekeeping, BMW said it will stop charging drivers for CarPlay, Craigslist finally releases an iOS app and YouTube is revealing the top videos for 2019.
PewDiePie is still the number one most viewed creator, and Minecraft is the most viewed game.
Considering the App Store has been around for 11 years and Craigslist for 13 years before that, it’s astonishing the bastion of online classified ads hasn’t bothered to create an official first-party iOS app until now.
For years, BMW has charged customers for access to Apple CarPlay. Initially, the automaker charged a $300 lifetime fee, but this summer, it introduced a subscription model at $80 per year. Now, BMW says it will no longer charge a subscription fee for 2019 and 2020 cars equipped with Apple CarPlay in the US.
Now thousands of “free movies, TV shows, extreme sports films, music documentaries, Bollywood musicals” have been unlocked inside the Plex app. The ad-supported video-on-demand service is available in more than 200 countries to anyone with a free Plex account. American Ultra, Frequency, Lord of War, Rain Man, Raging Bull, The Terminator, Thelma & Louise and Apocalypse Now all feature, with more movies set to be added in the future.
Google has announced that it no longer offers the 100Mbps tier to new Fiber customers — it’s either the $70 gigabit plan or nothing. If you ask the company, it’s a reflection of evolving internet technology and usage habits.
But wait, there’s more…
- Nintendo Switch Online is adding ‘Star Fox 2′ and Super Punch Out!!’
- Tesla Model X and Porsche Taycan score 5-star rating in EU safety test
- Motorola’s bezel-free One Hyper has a 32-megapixel pop-up selfie camera
- Ford will turn McDonald’s used coffee bean husks into car parts
- Microsoft may be building a disc-less next-gen Xbox after all
- Mozilla pulls four Firefox add-ons over excessive data collection
- Apple confirms shutdown issue with the 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro
- More signs point to Samsung’s Galaxy S11 capturing 8K video
- The best portable (and affordable) USB MIDI controllers
- DiGiorno and Stouffer’s bring plant-based ‘meat’ to frozen Italian food
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