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Wild Thistle Kitchen: Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Slow cooker apple butter. Photo by Anita Parris Soule. Courtesy Wild Thistle Kitchen.

This slow cooker apple butter could not be easier. I got the inspiration and the itch to make some apple butter from seeing so many of my foodie friends making it once fall arrived. So I started scouring the internet and Pinterest for apple butter ideas and quickly decided to take matters into my own hands.

My biggest problem with most apple butter recipes is that they are LOADED with sugar. If you use the right kind of apple, you really don’t need any sugar at all. I went with some local Empire apples that have just the right balance of sweet and tart. I used maple syrup to add just a bit of sweetness — still a fraction of the amounts most recipes call for. That and a few cinnamon sticks and you are on your

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Apple Updates iWork Apps With Scribble Support, Other Improvements

Apple has updated its iWork apps with various improvements including Scribble support on iPadOS, YouTube and Vimeo support in Keynote, and more.

Check out the changes below!

Apple Updates iWork Apps With Scribble Support, Other Improvements

What’s New in Pages 10.2 for iOS/iPadOS
• Use Scribble to write by hand with Apple Pencil and your words will automatically convert to text. Requires iPadOS 14.
• Select from new report templates to help you get started.
• Enhance your documents with a variety of new, editable shapes.
• Easily find pictures and videos using new zoom and search capabilities in the redesigned image picker. Requires iOS 14 or iPadOS 14.

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What’s New in Numbers 10.2 for iOS/iPadOS
• Use Scribble to write by hand with Apple Pencil, and your words will automatically convert to text. Requires iPadOS 14.
• Forms are now easier to create and customize. Add a form to any table or use the new Basic Form

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Dow Jones Sinks as Analyst Warns on Apple and Microsoft Valuations; Home Depot Stock Slumps on Slowdown Fears

The stock market was broadly lower on Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES:^DJI) down 0.13% at 12:05 p.m. EDT. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite was the worst performer among the major indexes, hurt by an analyst warning about tech stock valuations.

That warning pertained to Dow components Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), which are trading at historically high valuations after months-long rallies. Both stocks slumped on Friday, as did shares of Home Depot (NYSE:HD) following a separate analyst warning.

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Barclays warns about big tech valuations

Mega-technology stocks like Apple and Microsoft have led the way since the market bottomed out earlier this year in the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic. Shares of Apple are up around 46% year to date, while shares of Microsoft have gained roughly 26% in the same timeframe.

This rally in tech stocks has pushed valuations to historically high levels.

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Apple rolls out virtual fitness service, subscription bundle, catering to pandemic work-from-home

By Stephen Nellis

(Reuters) – Apple Inc <AAPL.O> rolled out a new virtual fitness service and a bundle of all its subscriptions, Apple One, focusing a holiday-season product launch on services that are the backbone of Apple’s growth strategy and that cater to customers working at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apple also introduced a new Apple Watch Series 6 that monitors blood oxygen and will cost $399 and a more basic Apple Watch SE for $279.

But the bevy of incremental updates to existing hardware and subscription price tinkering disappointed investors, with Apple shares closing up 0.2%.

The Apple One bundle will cost $15 per month for an individual plan or $20 per month for a family plan and include television, music and games. Apple is also offering a bundle for $30 per month that adds news, the fitness service and more storage.

“It’s a lot more aggressive pricing

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