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  • newHow to Use App Limits and Downtime in iOS 12

    How to Use App Limits and Downtime in iOS 12

    In iOS 12, Apple's digital health push includes a couple of special new features for iPhone and iPad users who want to cut down on their app usage: App Limits and Downtime. In this article, we'll show you how to use them.App Limits allows you to set specific time limits on a particular app category (games, for example). When you've spent the designated time using the app category, iOS sends you an alert notifying you of the fact. Of course, you're free to ignore these alerts, but the idea be…
    - 6 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 6:30am -
  • new'Crazy Rich Asians' Director Jon M. Chu Shoots Short Film Using iPhone XS Max

    'Crazy Rich Asians' Director Jon M. Chu Shoots Short Film Using iPhone XS Max

    Jon M. Chu, best known for directing hit movie "Crazy Rich Asians," was provided with one of Apple's new iPhone XS Max models by WIRED, which he used to shoot a short film in 4K to test out the device's capabilities.Chu's video was shot handheld using available light using only the native camera app and stabilizer, without any additional equipment or lighting. The video was edited on a computer, but no color correction or post-production tricks were used.Chu told WIRED he was impressed…
    - 7 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 5:17am -
  • newHow to Use iOS 12's New Do Not Disturb Options

    How to Use iOS 12's New Do Not Disturb Options

    In iOS 12, Apple has given users the tools to cut down on disturbances to get more time away from their devices if desired, and one of these new tools is an expanded set of Do Not Disturb options.Thanks to these changes, there are more convenient options for using Do Not Disturb in iOS 12, and it's also a lot smarter.How to Get to the New Do Not Disturb OptionsYour Do Not Disturb options in the Settings app are largely the same, with the new Do Not Disturb features housed in Control Ce…
    - 9 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 4:00am -
  • newApple Music App for Android Gains Android Auto Support, Search by Lyrics and More

    Apple Music App for Android Gains Android Auto Support, Search by Lyrics and More

    Following the release of iOS 12, which brought a few new Apple Music features, Apple has updated its Apple Music app for Android to introduce feature parity.Today's update brings support for searching by lyrics, an iOS 12 feature that's designed to let you locate songs and artists using song lyrics rather than a song name.To use the feature, all you need to do is type in a sentence from the lyrics of a particular song and Apple Music will try to find it. This doesn't work with all songs,…
    - 9 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 3:47am -
  • newHow to Use the Siri Raise to Speak Feature in watchOS 5

    How to Use the Siri Raise to Speak Feature in watchOS 5

    Apple's watchOS 5 update includes a new Siri feature that eliminates the need to say "Hey Siri" or push the Digital Crown to activate the personal assistant.Instead, you can raise your wrist and speak right to Siri, with the Apple Watch able to detect your movements and your desire to relay a Siri command. It's simple to enable, and it works well once you know a few tricks.Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.Enabling Raise to Speak Open the Settings app.…
    - 9 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 3:29am -
  • newApple Highlights Apple Watch Series 4 Reviews

    Apple Highlights Apple Watch Series 4 Reviews

    Reviews for the new Apple Watch Series 4 models went live this morning ahead of Friday's launch, and in a new press release, Apple has highlighted reviews from several members of the media who were able to spend some hands on time with the new Apple Watches.Apple shared key review passages from a variety websites focused on tech, health, fitness, fashion, and lifestyle, including The New York Times, Women's Health, USA Today, Hodinkee, Men's Journal, TechCrunch, Vogue, Refinery29, The Indepe…
    - 10 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 2:56am -
  • newHow to Use the New Augmented Reality Measure App in iOS 12

    How to Use the New Augmented Reality Measure App in iOS 12

    One of the new features in iOS 12 is an augmented reality app called Measure, which Apple has designed to make it easier for you to measure various real-world objects using 3D spatial detection techniques. Open up the Measure app. Follow the on-screen instructions and move your iPhone around the room so that it can get the dimensions of various objects. Once it's calibrated, denoted by a white dot in a circle, you're ready to start measuring. To take a measurement, line the wh…
    - 10 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 2:14am -
  • newHow to Use the New Photos App Features in iOS 12

    How to Use the New Photos App Features in iOS 12

    In iOS 12, Apple has introduced some new features to the Photos app that aim to make it easier for you to search, share, and enjoy your photo collection. Here's how to make the most of them.The most prominent addition in the Photos app is a new For You tab, which replaces the old Memories and Shared tabs and brings together their features – along with any iCloud Shared Albums you may have – in a single scrolling panel. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.For…
    - 11 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 1:25am -
  • newiOS 12 Installed on 10% of Devices 48 Hours After Launch

    iOS 12 Installed on 10% of Devices 48 Hours After Launch

    Apple's newest operating system, iOS 12, is installed on just over 10 percent of devices 48 hours after it launched according to data collected by analytics company Mixpanel. The data suggests customers are adopting iOS 12 at a slower rate than iOS 11 and iOS 10.Last year, iOS 11 was installed on 10 percent of devices just 24 hours after launching, and in 2016, iOS 10 was installed on 14.45 percent of devices within 24 hours.Customers may be reluctant to adopt a new operating system af…
    - 13 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 11:55pm -
  • newHow to Use Walkie-Talkie in watchOS 5

    How to Use Walkie-Talkie in watchOS 5

    Apple's watchOS 5 update, out now for all Apple Watch models with the exception of the original Apple Watch, introduces a fun new feature that mimics old school walkie talkies. With Walkie-Talkie, you can connect to your friends and family and have push-to-talk conversations right on your wrist.The video below demonstrates Walkie-Talkie in action, while the post explains the steps to set it up and use it.Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.Turning on Walkie-Talki…
    - 13 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 11:55pm -
  • newiOS 12.1 Simulator Supports Virtualized 4K External Displays, Hinting at USB-C Port for iPad Pro

    iOS 12.1 Simulator Supports Virtualized 4K External Displays, Hinting at USB-C Port for iPad Pro

    After installing the 12.1 beta, the iOS Simulator in Xcode appears to offer support for virtualized 4K external displays, according to developer Steven Troughton-Smith.That's not a feature that's possible with existing iOS devices using a Lightning to HDMI adapter, which suggests it could be a new option targeted at upcoming iPad Pro models that are rumored to be getting USB-C ports instead of Lightning ports.New in iOS 12.1: the iOS Simulator supports virtualized 4K external displays. T…
    - 14 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 11:02pm -
  • newHomePod Guide: How to Create Multiple Timers, Search for Lyrics, Find Your iPhone, and Make Calls

    HomePod Guide: How to Create Multiple Timers, Search for Lyrics, Find Your iPhone, and Make Calls

    Apple's HomePod was updated this week to version 12, which debuted alongside iOS 12 for iPhones and iPads. The HomePod update brings about a handful of new abilities for Apple's smart speaker, including support for multiple timers, lyric search, find my iPhone, making and receiving phone calls, and more.Because of all the useful and handy new additions arriving on HomePod this week, we've written this guide to provide quick steps that can help you figure out each new feature, and added in…
    - 14 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 10:51pm -
  • newHow to Create and Use Memoji in iOS 12

    How to Create and Use Memoji in iOS 12

    In iOS 11, Apple introduced animated emoji characters called Animoji, which are designed to mimic your facial expressions. In iOS 12, Animoji have grown to encompass Memoji, which are customizable humanoid Animoji characters that you can design to look just like you.Memoji can do all of the same things that Animoji can, mimicking your facial expressions to allow for cute videos, photos, and interactions with friends and family. In iOS 12, you can also use Memoji and Animoji in photos through…
    - 14 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 10:40pm -
  • newHomePod Holds Estimated 70% Share of Growing $200+ Smart Speaker Market

    HomePod Holds Estimated 70% Share of Growing $200+ Smart Speaker Market

    While the HomePod did not rank among the top five smart speakers in worldwide shipments last quarter, it is dominating the premium end of the market, according to research firm Strategy Analytics.Strategy Analytics claims the HomePod accounts for 70 percent of the small but growing $200-plus smart speaker market, topping competing products such as the Google Home Max and a variety of Sonos speakers.Among smart speakers of any price, the HomePod accounted for just six percent of the mar…
    - 14 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 10:25pm -
  • newHow to Use Screen Time in iOS 12

    How to Use Screen Time in iOS 12

    Apple in iOS 12 introduced Screen Time, which is designed to provide you with information on how you're using your time on your iPhone and iPad.With Screen Time, you can see how often you pick up your iOS device, which apps you're using, which apps are sending the most notifications, and other details.Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.Accessing Screen TimeThere's no dedicated app for Screen Time, so it might not be immediately obvious how it's accessed when y…
    - 15 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 9:40pm -
  • newiPhone X Cases May Have Slightly Imperfect Fit on iPhone XS Due to New Camera Bump Dimensions

    iPhone X Cases May Have Slightly Imperfect Fit on iPhone XS Due to New Camera Bump Dimensions

    While the iPhone X and iPhone XS have identical overall dimensions, a new report suggests that iPhone X cases may have a slightly imperfect fit on the iPhone XS due to very slight changes to the camera bump dimensions.iPhone X in Apple's new iPhone XS Leather CaseNo, the camera bump is not any thicker, as Daring Fireball's John Gruber confirmed in his iPhones XS review on Wednesday. However, eagle-eyed Japanese blog Mac Otakara has discovered that the camera bump is ever so slightly longer…
    - 16 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 8:17pm -
  • newApple Finishes Paying $15.3B in Back Taxes to Ireland, Prompting EU Regulators to Drop Lawsuit

    Apple Finishes Paying $15.3B in Back Taxes to Ireland, Prompting EU Regulators to Drop Lawsuit

    Just over two years after the European Commission ruled that Apple was receiving illegal state aid from Ireland -- where it had reportedly paid less than 2 percent in taxes compared to the country's headline 12.5 percent corporate tax rate -- Apple has now paid back the entire 13.1 billion euros ($15.3 billion) it owed in back taxes (via Reuters). The European Commission confirmed the payment this week, and furthermore said that EU antitrust regulators now plan to drop all legal action agai…
    - 18 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 6:47pm -
  • newiPhone XS and XS Max Have 4GB of RAM, XR Has 3GB; XS Max and XR Have Larger 3,174 and 2,942 mAH Batteries

    iPhone XS and XS Max Have 4GB of RAM, XR Has 3GB; XS Max and XR Have Larger 3,174 and 2,942 mAH Batteries

    The battery capacities and RAM inside the new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR have surfaced in regulatory filings Apple is required to submit to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, often shortened to TENAA, is sort of like the FCC of China. Apple has filed many products with the regulatory body over the years, as required, and there is a track record of them being factually accurate, so there's no reason t…
    - 18 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 6:37pm -
  • newApple Watch Series 4 Reviews: Larger Screen is 'Incredibly Good', Upgrading From Series 0 or 1 a 'No Brainer'

    Apple Watch Series 4 Reviews: Larger Screen is 'Incredibly Good', Upgrading From Series 0 or 1 a 'No Brainer'

    The first reviews of the Apple Watch Series 4 have been published online today, just a couple of days before the new smartwatch is available in stores.The Apple Watch Series 4 features a new design with a slimmer body, a 30 percent larger display, and electric sensors for taking ECG readings. Despite the larger displays, the Series 4 has a thinner, smaller case.All Apple Watch Series 4 models feature a black ceramic and sapphire crystal backing, and the Digital Crown includes haptic fe…
    - 18 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 6:30pm -
  • Spire's Wearable Health Tags Now Available in Apple Retail Stores

    Spire's Wearable Health Tags Now Available in Apple Retail Stores

    Spire, a company that makes small Health Tags that are designed to clip on to your clothing, is now selling its products in Apple retail stores.The Spire Health Tag, available as a single tag for $50, a 3-pack for $129, or an 8-pack for $299, tracks sleep, stress, and activity. It's meant to be an activity tracker that you can forget about, clipping it onto a shirt or pajamas and then not worrying about it again.It's sold in multiple packs so you can keep one attached to each of the cl…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Sep 18, 4:22am -

The Unofficial Apple Blog

  • newPlayStation Classic and original PlayStation, side by side

    PlayStation Classic and original PlayStation, side by side

    At the Tokyo Game Show Sony showed off its PlayStation Classic system for the first time in person. Engadget Japan editor Ei Ito said it wasn't playable so we don't know if this is just a mockup or the real thing, but it is sitting next to one of the...
    - 1 hour ago, 20 Sep 18, 11:18am -
  • newTicketmaster caught enlisting pro scalpers for online resales

    Ticketmaster caught enlisting pro scalpers for online resales

    Ticketmaster claims it's fighting scalpers tooth and nail, but it may be aiding them in private. Exposés at CBC News and the Toronto Star have shown the company courting professional scalpers, even when it's clear they're using bots or otherw...
    - 5 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 8:05am -
  • newOwner of 3D-printed gun company wanted on sexual assault charge

    Owner of 3D-printed gun company wanted on sexual assault charge

    Cody Wilson, owner of Defense Distributed and at the center of lawsuits over the ability to sell plans for 3D-printed guns online, is now wanted by the US Marshals. Wilson has been charged with sexually assaulting a child in Texas, and Austin Police...
    - 6 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 6:56am -
  • newApple's bigger, better Watch Series 4 makes a great first impression

    Apple's bigger, better Watch Series 4 makes a great first impression

    Apple's new iPhones are impressive and all, but I'd argue the company's new Watch Series 4 stole the show in Cupertino last week. In addition to the first major redesign in the wearable's history, Apple crammed a host of improved health and fitness f...
    - 7 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 6:11am -
  • newJaguar's next-gen Formula E race car packs more power

    Jaguar's next-gen Formula E race car packs more power

    The next wave of Formula E cars is finally trickling out, and it's clear they're considerably more exciting this season. Panasonic Jaguar Racing has unveiled the next generation of its racer, the I-Type 3, and it's a dramatic improvement even compar...
    - 7 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 5:59am -
  • newThe ESA teamed with Nissan to build an off-road astronomy lab

    The ESA teamed with Nissan to build an off-road astronomy lab

    Nissan unveiled its Navara Dark Sky concept vehicle at the Hannover Motor Show this week, and it's a vehicle designed for astronomers. The truck is an enhanced version of the automaker's Navara vehicle and along with including some handy new features...
    - 8 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 4:48am -
  • newAmazon Echo Sub and Smart Plug leak ahead of event

    Amazon Echo Sub and Smart Plug leak ahead of event

    You might just be looking at some of the Alexa-powered devices due to show at Amazon's rumored hardware event this month. Pocket-lint has spotted listings (since pulled) for the Echo Sub wireless subwoofer (above) and Smart Plug (below), both of whi...
    - 9 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 3:19am -
  • newMars trips may involve less radiation exposure than previously thought

    Mars trips may involve less radiation exposure than previously thought

    There's no question that the first human mission to Mars will be extremely dangerous. Some studies have suggested that the radiation levels would exceed the maximum career dose for a given astronaut, greatly increasing the risk of cancer and other i...
    - 10 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 2:47am -
  • newCalifornia may ban terrible default passwords on connected devices

    California may ban terrible default passwords on connected devices

    California looks set to enact a law that aims to protect connected devices against hackers. The state senate has sent Governor Jerry Brown draft legislation that could beef up security across the vast ocean of smart gadgets.
    - 10 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 2:15am -
  • newDestiny 2: Forsaken's Gambit mode is open to everyone this weekend

    Destiny 2: Forsaken's Gambit mode is open to everyone this weekend

    With the base Destiny 2 free for PS Plus members through the month of September, Bungie is determined to sell newcomers on Forsaken -- and that means giving players a taste of what they're missing. The developer is making Forsaken's Gambit multiplay...
    - 11 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 1:46am -
  • newAmazon could open 3,000 cashierless Go stores by 2021

    Amazon could open 3,000 cashierless Go stores by 2021

    Amazon now has four of its Go stores up and running -- three in Seattle and one in Chicago -- with at least one on the way in New York. And while we've heard that there are plans for San Francisco as well, that apparently is just the beginning, becau...
    - 11 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 1:24am -
  • newSamsung’s $1,800 Odyssey Z gaming laptop is on sale in the US

    Samsung’s $1,800 Odyssey Z gaming laptop is on sale in the US

    Samsung's Notebook Odyssey Z gaming laptop is now available in the US. The laptop, which features a slim design, a keyboard pushed to the lower portion of the tray and a right-side touchpad, comes in just one configuration that includes a 15.6-inch d...
    - 12 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 1:11am -
  • newTeenage Engineering's OP-Z synth finally goes on sale in October

    Teenage Engineering's OP-Z synth finally goes on sale in October

    We got our first look at Teenage Engineering's next synthesizer in early 2017, and now the company is gearing up to finally ship the portable instrument/control center. The OP-Z is set to go on sale next month, but the company didn't include pricing...
    - 12 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 12:52am -
  • newFacebook’s 'War Room' is its latest effort to protect elections

    Facebook’s 'War Room' is its latest effort to protect elections

    Facebook has more than 300 people working on protecting elections from misinformation aimed at influencing voters. But starting next week, the company will have one more weapon in its arsenal -- a War Room. The New York Times reports that Facebook is...
    - 12 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 12:31am -
  • newAmazon shopping test recommends products based on your likes

    Amazon shopping test recommends products based on your likes

    Online stores have a common problem: you usually get recommendations based solely on what you've already seen or bought, which isn't much good if you don't know exactly what you're looking for. Amazon is testing a solution that might eliminate that i...
    - 12 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 12:21am -
  • newBose Sleepbuds review: Helpful but needs improvement

    Bose Sleepbuds review: Helpful but needs improvement

    Bose, which is well-known for its quality (and pricey) audio equipment, went an interesting route with its latest piece of hardware. Two years ago, the company took to Indiegogo to gauge interest in a pair of noise-masking sleep earbuds. Essentially,...
    - 13 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 12:00am -
  • new'Red Dead Online' arrives this November

    'Red Dead Online' arrives this November

    If you're preparing to strap on your cowboy boots and venture into the world of Red Dead Redemption 2 when the sequel hits consoles at the end of next month, you'll have to wait a little longer to play the game's online mode. Rockstar Games said that...
    - 13 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 11:57pm -
  • newNewegg fell victim to month-long card skimming hack

    Newegg fell victim to month-long card skimming hack

    It's not just British companies succumbing to large-scale payment data breaches in recent weeks. RiskIQ and Volexity have discovered that hackers inserted Magecart card skimming code into Newegg's payment page between August 14th and September 18th,...
    - 13 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 11:47pm -
  • newProgrammable 'skins' turn any household object into a robot

    Programmable 'skins' turn any household object into a robot

    When you think of a robot, a certain image probably comes to mind. Maybe it's on wheels, maybe it's a dog, but it's probably a sizeable electronic machine built specifically for a purpose. But what if you could create a flexible robot that could have...
    - 13 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 11:30pm -
  • newLyft Concierge lets businesses schedule flexible rides

    Lyft Concierge lets businesses schedule flexible rides

    Lyft's Concierge service, which opened up to all businesses earlier this year, lets companies and organizations hail rides for their customers, patients and employees. While it lets those businesses offer an additional service, it's not always clear...
    - 13 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 11:13pm -
  • newTelegram's move to Swift on iOS promises a more battery-friendly app

    Telegram's move to Swift on iOS promises a more battery-friendly app

    Since January, Telegram has operated two versions of its messaging app on Android and iOS: the original and an experimental one called Telegram X. The app was rewritten from scratch for X; it's built on Apple's Swift programming language on iOS and t...
    - 14 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 10:51pm -
  • newWhy are people pretending to be dead on Instagram?

    Why are people pretending to be dead on Instagram?

    Ahmed Simrin, 15, is one of the millions of teenagers who uses Instagram. He doesn't post pictures on his page every day (there are two total), yet somehow he's managed to get nearly 3,000 people to follow it. That doesn't make him a social media inf...
    - 14 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 10:30pm -
  • new'PUBG' could be en route to PlayStation 4 this year

    'PUBG' could be en route to PlayStation 4 this year

    Since 2017, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has been exclusive to PC and Xbox. That could be changing. The battle royale game may appear on PlayStation 4 soon if a Korean ratings board slip-up (spotted by Eurogamer) is to be believed. Each time I've sp...
    - 14 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 10:13pm -
  • newSpotify sued over executives' alleged gender discrimination

    Spotify sued over executives' alleged gender discrimination

    Spotify has been accused of turning a blind eye to sexism in its workplace. Former sales executive Hong Perez has sued the streaming service over allegations that male execs have perpetuated systemic gender discrimination. The global head of sales re...
    - 15 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 9:53pm -
  • newEvernote cuts staff as user growth stalls

    Evernote cuts staff as user growth stalls

    Note-taking app Evernote has fallen on hard times of late, culminating in its latest spate of job cuts impacting 15 percent of its workforce (54 employees). CEO Chris O' Neil -- an ex-Googler who took the reins in 2015 -- announced the firings at an...
    - 15 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 9:34pm -

9to5 Mac Apple News

  • newWhat USB-C could mean for 4K external display support with the 2018 iPad Pro

    What USB-C could mean for 4K external display support with the 2018 iPad Pro

    Following our discoveries of Memoji syncing and an ‘iPad2018Fall’ string in the first developer beta of iOS 12.1, developer Steve Troughton-Smith has discovered another hint at the new iPad Pro models coming this year. Within the Xcode Simulator for iOS 12.1, Smith says, is a hint potentially suggesting support for 4K external displays for this year’s iPad Pros… more…
    - 7 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 6:04am -
  • newAudible updates iOS app with support for offline audiobook playback on Apple Watch

    Audible updates iOS app with support for offline audiobook playback on Apple Watch

    With the release of iOS 12 and watchOS 5 earlier this week, developers are hard at work updating their apps to support the new features. Specifically for watchOS, developers of major third-party audio playing apps are now updating their apps to allow playback without the need of your iPhone. Joining that club today is Audible. more…
    - 8 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 4:23am -
  • newLatest Apple Music for Android update brings Android Auto support, lyric search, more

    Latest Apple Music for Android update brings Android Auto support, lyric search, more

    After rolling out beta support to users last month, Apple Music for Android has today been updated with support for Android Auto. The update also brings lyric search, redesigned artist pages, and more. These features were all tested last month through the private Apple Music beta for Android. more…
    - 9 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 3:42am -
  • new‘Crazy Rich Asians’ director Jon M. Chu shares short film shot entirely w/ iPhone XS Max [Video]

    ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ director Jon M. Chu shares short film shot entirely w/ iPhone XS Max [Video]

    In the build up to the iPhone XS release on Friday, we’ve seen a handful of reviews, unboxing videos, and more. Now, Jon M. Chu, director of the hit film ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ has debuted a new short film shot entirely with the iPhone XS Max. more…
    - 10 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 2:49am -
  • newBackup & restore apps & data selectively w/ Dearmob iPhone Manager, free for iOS 12

    Backup & restore apps & data selectively w/ Dearmob iPhone Manager, free for iOS 12

    Following the launch of iOS 12 this week, Dearmob’s iPhone Manager is now available for a limited time to download for free. As an iTunes replacement, iPhone Manager provides you with advanced control over all your content including everything you need to backup as well as managing your photos, music, books, files, and apps before updating to iOS 12.Thanks to our sponsor Dearmob, for a limited time you can download iPhone Manager for FREE (Reg. $59.95) to celebrate the launch of iOS 12Unl…
    - 11 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 2:07am -
  • newGmail’s Smart Reply prototype thought ‘Sent from my iPhone’ was a good response

    Gmail’s Smart Reply prototype thought ‘Sent from my iPhone’ was a good response

    The Wall Street Journal is out today with a quick story on the rollout and reception of Gmail’s new Smart Reply feature, and it comes with a few interesting bits of information and anecdotes from random users and Google alike — one of which is particularly humorous… more…
    - 11 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 2:05am -
  • new9to5Mac Daily: September 19, 2018

    9to5Mac Daily: September 19, 2018

    Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2018/09/9to5Mac-Daily-09-19-2018.mp3 more…
    - 12 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 1:06am -
  • newMarco Rubio pressures Apple over privacy breach, says company ignored reports of app sending user data to China

    Marco Rubio pressures Apple over privacy breach, says company ignored reports of app sending user data to China

    Senator Marco Rubio sent out a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook this morning, asking him why Apple didn’t immediately respond to reports about an app that was sending customer browsing data to servers in China. more…
    - 12 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 12:47am -
  • newHomeKit Weekly: If it doesn’t work with Siri, it’s just not a smart home

    HomeKit Weekly: If it doesn’t work with Siri, it’s just not a smart home

    HomeKit Weekly is a series focused on smart home accessories, automation tips and tricks, and everything to do with Apple’s smart home framework.This column is typically used to share recommendations and advice around using HomeKit, but this week I want to zoom out and talk specifically about why you should choose HomeKit.There are a lot of “smart home” platforms on the market and plenty of connected accessories with iPhone apps, but I actively avoid products that don’t work with Siri.…
    - 13 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 11:45pm -
  • newHomePod misses top 5 smart speaker list, but grabs impressive 70% of $200+ market

    HomePod misses top 5 smart speaker list, but grabs impressive 70% of $200+ market

    Strategy Analytics is out today with more data on Q2 smart speaker sales. Previously, the firm said that HomePod had grabbed a 6% market share of 2018 smart speaker sales so far. A new report today suggests that even though HomePod has lots of room to grow, it is the best-selling smart speaker in the $200+ segment. more…
    - 13 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 11:35pm -
  • newiPhone XS sees slight battery capacity reduction as XS Max and XR offer biggest batteries yet

    iPhone XS sees slight battery capacity reduction as XS Max and XR offer biggest batteries yet

    Apple shares battery specifications for iPhones by giving usage ratings for talk time, internet use, video playback and more, but it doesn’t share the actual battery capacity for each model. Now, we’ve got specifics on the battery specs for the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR. more…
    - 14 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 10:15pm -
  • new9to5Toys Last Call: 2018 MacBook Pro $350 off, Beats Pill+ Speaker $114, Schlage HomeKit Smart Lock $165, more

    9to5Toys Last Call: 2018 MacBook Pro $350 off, Beats Pill+ Speaker $114, Schlage HomeKit Smart Lock $165, more

    Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications.Listen to the new 9to5Toys Daily Podcast:https://9to5toys.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2018/09/9to5Toys-Daily-9-19-2018.mp3 more…
    - 15 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 10:00pm -
  • newSeries 4 box wraps Apple Watch and band separately, new pouch; no brick with Series 3 GPS

    Series 4 box wraps Apple Watch and band separately, new pouch; no brick with Series 3 GPS

    Alongside Apple Watch Series 4 reviews, we’re also seeing the first unboxing videos pop up online and reveal new details about packaging this year. iJustine’s unboxing and review offers a detailed look at changes to the packaging style, what’s in the box, and more. Readers have also noticed that Apple’s website highlights a change to one of the Apple Watch Series 3 versions… more…
    - 16 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 8:29pm -
  • newApple Biltmore moving to Scottsdale Fashion Square September 29th, Green Hills store reopening after renovations

    Apple Biltmore moving to Scottsdale Fashion Square September 29th, Green Hills store reopening after renovations

    Just one week after the launch of the iPhone XS and Apple Watch Series 4, Apple is set to move or reopen two of its stores across the United States. Both openings will happen on Saturday, September 29th at 10:00 A.M. local time and closely trail the planned September 21st move of Apple Eastview in Victor, New York to an expanded storefront. Friday will also be marked by the completion of Apple Suzhou, the company’s 505th retail store. more…
    - 17 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 7:57pm -
  • newDeliveroo can keep you fed while you’re waiting in line at the Apple Store – but not in the US

    Deliveroo can keep you fed while you’re waiting in line at the Apple Store – but not in the US

    Lines at Apple Stores for the iPhone XS may not be very long this year, but for those sufficiently dedicated to start camping out the night before, food delivery service Deliveroo can make sure you don’t go hungry … more…
    - 17 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 7:26pm -
  • newReview: Akitio Node Lite w/ Intel Optane SSD – workstation-class performance [Video]

    Review: Akitio Node Lite w/ Intel Optane SSD – workstation-class performance [Video]

    I’ve reviewed several Thunderbolt 3 SSDs over the last year or so, and the Akitio Node Lite with Intel Optane SSD is the best performer of them all. Advertising speeds up to 2600 MB/s read, it’s the only external SSD that I’ve tried thus far that skirts close to such a speed rating without being affected by noticeable thermal throttling.Granted, the combo package of Akitio Node Lite + Intel Optane SSD should be a great performer, after all its price is $1500 for a 960GB SSD. That’s a lo…
    - 17 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 7:19pm -
  • newiPhone XS camera bump is slightly taller, iPhone X cases may not fit perfectly

    iPhone XS camera bump is slightly taller, iPhone X cases may not fit perfectly

    Whilst the exterior design of the iPhone XS is practically unchanged compared to iPhone X, the devices are not identical. Obviously, the Max is larger and will not fit any current cases. The 5.8-inch iPhone Xs situation is more murky.Macotakara has found that the camera bump on the iPhone XS is just a tad bigger than the iPhone X, which means some existing cases are not a perfect fit. more…
    - 17 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 7:16pm -
  • newGreyhound finally offering mobile tickets in its iOS app, can convert existing tickets

    Greyhound finally offering mobile tickets in its iOS app, can convert existing tickets

    It seems hard to believe there are still companies that don’t allow the option of e-tickets on your iPhone, but until today, intercity bus company Greyhound was one of them … more…
    - 18 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 6:49pm -
  • newApple reportedly ramping up iPhone XR orders as it now forecasts higher sales

    Apple reportedly ramping up iPhone XR orders as it now forecasts higher sales

    The iPhone XR isn’t even out yet, but supply chain sources are claiming that Apple is ramping up manufacturing orders for the device in anticipation of higher sales than it initially forecast … more…
    - 18 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 6:22pm -
  • newApple’s Podcast Marketing Best Practices offer tips and insights for creating great shows

    Apple’s Podcast Marketing Best Practices offer tips and insights for creating great shows

    To help aspiring and experienced podcasters grow their audiences and create more engaging shows, Apple has developed a toolkit of Marketing Best Practices for Apple Podcasts. The guidelines arrive alongside the release of watchOS 5, which includes an all-new Podcasts app. more…
    - 19 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 5:55pm -
  • newApple Watch received FDA clearance just one day before the launch; cardiologist questions ECG accuracy

    Apple Watch received FDA clearance just one day before the launch; cardiologist questions ECG accuracy

    Apple made a big deal of the ECG functionality of the Apple Watch Series 4, and emphasized that the feature had received FDA clearance.It’s now being reported that the company was almost unable to do so – having received that clearance just one day before the launch event … more…
    - 19 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 5:41pm -
  • newApple Watch Series 4 review roundup: This is the one we’ve been waiting for

    Apple Watch Series 4 review roundup: This is the one we’ve been waiting for

    Following yesterday’s iPhone XS/Max reviews, it’s now the turn for reviews of the Apple Watch Series 4 – and there couldn’t be a greater contrast between the two.Apple’s cherry-picked quotes aside, reviewers were mostly underwhelmed by the new iPhone, advising iPhone X users not to bother upgrading and owners of older models to hold fire for the iPhone XR.But when it comes to the new Watch, the clear majority view is that the Series 4 finally delivers on the promise of the device –…
    - 20 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 5:05pm -
  • Apple Watch: How to sync audiobooks with Audible

    Apple Watch: How to sync audiobooks with Audible

    The recently released Audible app for Apple Watch now lets users sync audiobooks to the Apple Watch for offline playback. This means you can sync audiobooks to the Apple Watch, and then play it back without the need of your iPhone. more…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Sep 18, 12:31pm -
  • How to set up Apple TV, iPad, and HomePod as HomeKit hubs

    How to set up Apple TV, iPad, and HomePod as HomeKit hubs

    While there are a mix of Apple devices that work as HomeKit hubs, there are some limitations to enable all of the available HomeKit features like automations, streaming HomeKit cameras remotely, and more. Follow along for how to set up Apple TV, iPad, and HomePod as home hubs. more…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Sep 18, 12:30pm -
  • iOS 12.1 references ‘iPad2018Fall’, all but confirming new iPad Pro debut next month

    iOS 12.1 references ‘iPad2018Fall’, all but confirming new iPad Pro debut next month

    Apple’s release of iOS 12.1 earlier today has already given us a peek at a new feature: Memoji syncing. In that article, I suggested that this feature would make sense with the release of new iPads with a TrueDepth camera system later this year. Currently, Memoji is only supported on the iPhone – but adding support to the iPad would mean users would want to sync their characters between each device.Now, iOS 12.1 offers another hint at new iPad models coming this year. more…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Sep 18, 7:39am -
  • iOS 12.1 suggests iCloud syncing for Memoji coming soon

    iOS 12.1 suggests iCloud syncing for Memoji coming soon

    Today, Apple released the first beta of iOS 12.1. While it may seem too soon to start yet another beta cycle, software is never really completed, so it makes sense for Apple to offer betas to allow developers and users to start filing bug reports and testing new features, including the much-awaited group FaceTime.As usual, Apple’s software release also offers some hints as to future features… more…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Sep 18, 7:00am -
  • Apple shares its own iPhone XS review roundup, focusing entirely on the positives

    Apple shares its own iPhone XS review roundup, focusing entirely on the positives

    Today was iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max review day – meaning the first reviews of Apple’s latest smartphones hit the web. As we noted this morning in our roundup, the story was pretty consistent among reviewers: a small update from the iPhone X, and it might be best to wait for the XR.Now, Apple has shared its own roundup of iPhone XS reviews, and as you would expect, the company focuses on the positives… more…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Sep 18, 4:25am -
  • Telegram to transition to faster & more battery-friendly Swift-built app for iOS

    Telegram to transition to faster & more battery-friendly Swift-built app for iOS

    Back in January, Telegram released its new ‘Telegram X’ application for iOS, which it has offered in conjunction with the standard Telegram Messenger app. The difference between the two is that Telegram X is built entirely with Apple’s Swift language. Today, however, Telegram founder Pavel Durov announced that Telegram is transitioning entirely to its Swift-built application. more…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Sep 18, 3:53am -
  • Amid claims it’s in a ‘death spiral,’ report says Evernote has laid off 15% of its workforce

    Amid claims it’s in a ‘death spiral,’ report says Evernote has laid off 15% of its workforce

    Earlier this month, a report suggested that Evernote was in a “death spiral” as it cycled through several of its most senior executives. Now, TechCrunch reports that Evernote has cut roughly 15 percent of its workforce, a move that was announced to employees today at an all-hands meeting. more…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Sep 18, 3:00am -
  • How to replace Apple Maps with Google Maps on CarPlay

    How to replace Apple Maps with Google Maps on CarPlay

    In the four years since CarPlay debuted, Apple Maps has been the only option for navigation. Today, the long-awaited support for Google Maps has officially arrived. Follow along for how to replace Apple Maps with Google Maps on CarPlay. more…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Sep 18, 2:41am -
  • Giveaway: Win Apple’s iPhone XS Max from Zendure & 9to5Mac!

    Giveaway: Win Apple’s iPhone XS Max from Zendure & 9to5Mac!

    Thanks to our sponsor Zendure, over the next month we are giving 9to5Mac readers a chance to win Apple’s new iPhone XS Max valued at $1099 USD.And for a limited time, get 15% off Zendure’s A8PD 26,800mAh Portable Charger and the X6 Power Bank and USB Hub w/ code 25Y46NEH.Head below for full details on how to enter! more…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Sep 18, 1:20am -
  • Apple acknowledges missing Activity achievements, says fix coming in future software update

    Apple acknowledges missing Activity achievements, says fix coming in future software update

    If you’re missing a couple of Activity achievements after upgrading to iOS 12, you’re not alone. Specifically, a few of the limited edition achievements are missing. more…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Sep 18, 1:15am -
  • 9to5Mac Daily: September 18, 2018

    9to5Mac Daily: September 18, 2018

    Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2018/09/9to5Mac-Daily-09-18-2018.mp3 more…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Sep 18, 12:46am -
  • Google Maps for CarPlay in iOS 12 is now available

    Google Maps for CarPlay in iOS 12 is now available

    Google Maps for CarPlay in iOS 12 is now available with version 5.0 out now on the App Store. Apple released iOS 12 just yesterday which enables third party maps apps to offer their own mapping data for CarPlay. more…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Sep 18, 11:43pm -
  • Apple carrying stick-on Health Tags wearable with over one-year battery life

    Apple carrying stick-on Health Tags wearable with over one-year battery life

    While Apple Watch Series 4 offers the most comprehensive health features yet and is the number one smartwatch, Apple still sells wearables from other companies in its retail stores and online. One of the latest products to become available from Apple is Spire’s Health Tags that stick to your clothes to seamlessly track heart rate, steps, stress, and sleep. more…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Sep 18, 11:40pm -
  • IPTV proves popular as Hulu TV now crosses one million subscribers

    IPTV proves popular as Hulu TV now crosses one million subscribers

    Internet based TV (IPTV) seems to be gaining a ton of traction as of late. With YouTube TV, Hulu TV, Sling, PlayStation Vue, DirecTV Now, and a few others, it seems to be a relatively popular way to watch TV. more…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Sep 18, 11:27pm -
  • Latest iPhone and Apple Watch updates unlock new potential for Today at Apple

    Latest iPhone and Apple Watch updates unlock new potential for Today at Apple

    With every Apple product launch, possibilities arise for new features to change the ways we use our devices and expand our current capabilities. Yesterday’s releases of iOS 12 and watchOS 5 include several changes that build upon existing technologies to create more compelling user experiences. Combined with new iPhone and Apple Watch models announced last week and shipping this Friday, fall’s releases open the door to a world of new skills for users to learn. more…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Sep 18, 10:51pm -
  • Apple releases first iOS 12.1, watchOS 5.1, and tvOS 12.1 developer betas [U]

    Apple releases first iOS 12.1, watchOS 5.1, and tvOS 12.1 developer betas [U]

    One day after the official release of iOS 12 and watchOS 5, Apple has released new developer software beta versions for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Both iOS 12.1 developer beta 1 and watchOS 5.1 developer beta 1 are now available for testing. tvOS 12.1 developer beta 1 is also available. more…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Sep 18, 10:32pm -
  • CIRP: Only 2% of Apple customers have HomePod, lower price needed to expand marketshare

    CIRP: Only 2% of Apple customers have HomePod, lower price needed to expand marketshare

    We did not see a hardware upgrade to the HomePod this year, but Apple did give it a hefty software upgrade yesterday. The new HomePod software features the ability to ping devices (even devices with Family Sharing) via Find My iPhone, make and receive phone calls, and set multiple timers. more…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Sep 18, 10:18pm -
  • 9to5Toys Last Call: LG 5K UltraFine Display $650, iTunes Movies from $5, Elevation Lab iPhone Dock $36, more

    9to5Toys Last Call: LG 5K UltraFine Display $650, iTunes Movies from $5, Elevation Lab iPhone Dock $36, more

    Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications.Listen to the new 9to5Toys Daily Podcast:https://9to5toys.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2018/09/9to5Toys-Daily-9-18-2018.mp3 more…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Sep 18, 10:00pm -
  • Gray’s titanium x-frame case costs over two times more than the iPhones it protects

    Gray’s titanium x-frame case costs over two times more than the iPhones it protects

    Gray International has unveiled its latest luxury cases for iPhone X, XS, and XS Max. Made from titanium, the new Alter Ego Collection is available in four finishes and focuses on a unique design, at what seems like the expense of practicality. more…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Sep 18, 9:32pm -
  • Apple has paid Irish tax bill in full – plus $1.4B in interest – pending its appeal

    Apple has paid Irish tax bill in full – plus $1.4B in interest – pending its appeal

    The Irish government says that Apple has now paid the full €13.1B ($15.3B) in underpaid tax, along with €1.2B ($1.4B) in interest …  more…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Sep 18, 7:59pm -
  • Cook asked to justify iPhone prices, and why Apple was excluded from Chinese import tariffs

    Cook asked to justify iPhone prices, and why Apple was excluded from Chinese import tariffs

    We heard yesterday that Apple CEO Tim Cook would be appearing on Good Morning America, and guessed that the trade war with China would be one of the topics. The show did indeed kick off with Cook being asked why Apple products had been excluded from the tariffs.The iPhone is assembled in China, but the parts come from everywhere, including the United States. The glass comes from Kentucky, there are chips that come from the US, and of course the research and development is all done in the Unite…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Sep 18, 7:21pm -
  • This week’s best iTunes deals: TV seasons from $5, Oceans 8 $10, 4K, much more

    This week’s best iTunes deals: TV seasons from $5, Oceans 8 $10, 4K, much more

    The iTunes movie storefront has been refreshed this morning with a new selection of deals. You’ll find everything from multi-film bundles, including Lord of the Rings, to new releases like Ocean’s 8. There’s also the usual batch of deals from $5. We’re also seeing a number of notable TV series drops, with complete seasons from $5. Hit the jump for more. more…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Sep 18, 7:01pm -
  • Comment: The iPhone XS reviews show exactly why Apple had to drop the iPhone X

    Comment: The iPhone XS reviews show exactly why Apple had to drop the iPhone X

    Last year’s iPhone X arguably represented the biggest design change ever seen in the evolution of Apple’s smartphone.The iPhone thru iPhone 3GS were all essentially the same design. The slab-sided iPhone 4 represented a pretty big change, but was still recognizably the same device. The iPhone 5 was just a larger version. The iPhone 6 introduced a new design language as well as size, with rounded edges contributing to a slimmer look, but you’d still instantly pick it out as an iPhone.The…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Sep 18, 6:33pm -
  • iPhone XS/Max review roundup: iPhone X owners, don’t bother; everyone else, wait for the XR

    iPhone XS/Max review roundup: iPhone X owners, don’t bother; everyone else, wait for the XR

    The first reviews of the iPhone XS and XS Max are out, and the story is incredibly consistent.While reviewers do note that the iPhone XS offers notably better sound than the X, and the camera improvements impressed many, the overwhelming view was that there’s little here to justify an upgrade from last year’s model unless you want that giant screen.If you currently own any of the older models, then the consensus view is that one of this year’s iPhones is a big upgrade – but don’t ord…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Sep 18, 5:24pm -
  • Apple Eastview opening in new location on iPhone XS, Apple Watch Series 4 launch day

    Apple Eastview opening in new location on iPhone XS, Apple Watch Series 4 launch day

    Apple has announced that its indoor mall store in Victor, New York will be moving to a new location within the Eastview Mall on September 21st. The grand reopening is scheduled for 8:00 A.M., coinciding with the launch of the iPhone XS and Apple Watch Series 4. more…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Sep 18, 4:32pm -
  • As expected, Apple largely escapes China tariffs but iPhone could still be hit later

    As expected, Apple largely escapes China tariffs but iPhone could still be hit later

    It was expected that most Apple products would be excluded from the final list of tariffs to be imposed on Chinese imports, and that has now been confirmed – for now … more…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Sep 18, 4:28pm -
  • Gold iPhone XS Max unboxing video

    Gold iPhone XS Max unboxing video

    It looks like the iPhone XS and XS Max review embargo is being lifted, and we’ve just seen one of the first unboxing videos on YouTube … more…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Sep 18, 4:27pm -
  • Best CarPlay apps for iPhone

    Best CarPlay apps for iPhone

    CarPlay, Apple’s iPhone feature that brings communication and entertainment functions to the built-in screen in your car, is appearing on a lot more aftermarket displays now and the company has a long list of auto makers committed to including CarPlay in new cars.As CarPlay support shows up from more manufacturers, we’re also seeing more developers enable CarPlay capabilities in their own apps. As it stands, iPhone apps require special approval from Apple to show up on a CarPlay-compatible…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Sep 18, 1:20pm -

Cult of Mac

  • Apple Stores go green in advance of Earth Day
    One week before Earth Day, Apple has changed its iconic one color logo to a green-leafed one at select Apple Stores — echoing Apple’s goal under Tim Cook of leaving the world a better place. Retail staff will also be rocking special green shirts for the week — celebrating the fact that select brick-and-mortar retail stores belonging […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
    - 15 Apr 16, 7:51pm -
  • Apple taps Surface Pro hinge maker for super-thin MacBooks
    Apple has hit up the makers of the ultra-tiny hinges used for the Microsoft Surface Pro to come and work on its next-gen MacBooks, which will launch in the second half of 2016. It’s worth noting that this is the Surface Pro and not the innovative Surface Book we’re talking about, so don’t necessarily expect […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
    - 15 Apr 16, 7:02pm -
  • How Steve Jobs and the industrial design team saved Apple, this week on The CultCast
    This week on The CultCast: We recall how Steve Jobs and the industrial design team brought Apple back from the brink. Plus: The reason Jony Ive gave up his car for a chauffeur; one year with the Apple Watch; and we reveal the strange cultural phenomena we’ve been secretly loving in an all-new What We’re […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
    - 15 Apr 16, 6:43pm -
  • Use free Snapseed on iPad to tune your photos to best effect
    Snapseed is a free image editing app from Google that has some fantastic editing tools to make any photo even better. The killer feature here is the set of Tune Image tools that let you take a good photo and turn it into a great photo, right on your iPad, with very little effort. Here’s […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
    - 15 Apr 16, 6:30pm -
  • Apple reveals how long its devices typically last
    How many years do you use your iPhone, iPad, Apple TV or Mac before shutting it down for the last time and sending it to the big Apple Store in the sky? While Apple products are typically far more solid and long-lasting than those made by rivals, the company offers a clue in a newly released […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
    - 15 Apr 16, 4:14pm -
  • Drawings reveal new buildings inside Apple’s ‘spaceship’ campus
    More architectural renderings have surfaced showing off a few new details of Apple’s eagerly-anticipated “spaceship” campus — including ancillary buildings such as a reception center, food stations for employees, and more. Check them out below. The main reception building will reportedly be located at “the main pedestrian entrances to the Apple Campus II site,” and will be […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
    - 15 Apr 16, 3:10pm -
  • Apple reaches deal with Samsung to buy OLED iPhone displays
    Samsung: you can’t live with ’em, you can’t make iPhones without ’em, a new report reveals. Apple has reportedly brokered a deal with its long-time South Korean “frenemy” to provide OLED panels for a future iPhone, scheduled to ship in 2017. According to the alleged terms of the deal, Samsung Display will supply in the region of 100 […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
    - 15 Apr 16, 12:43pm -
  • iPhone recycling is Apple’s latest gold mine
    If this whole computer and smartwatch thing doesn’t work out, Apple could have a prosperous future in iPhone recycling. The company released its annual environmental report today, which covers 2015. While the whole thing is pretty interesting, we really started paying attention at the part where the company shared how much material its recycling initiative […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
    - 15 Apr 16, 6:58am -
  • Apple looks to paid search to ‘improve’ discoverability on App Store
    Apple seems to be looking to improve the way people find apps in the App Store. According to unnamed sources, paid search is one way Apple might both improve discoverability as well as make some money off the feature, like Google does on its own Google Play store. Paid search would let developers pay Apple […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
    - 15 Apr 16, 5:14am -
  • $2 billion lawsuit claims Apple Watch idea was stolen
    A Michigan woman is suing Apple and Nike for a combined $5 billion over claims that the two companies stole her concept for a device called a “Detachable Beeper Disc Digital Gym Shoe with Sensor.” She states that she filed a patent for her invention 20 years ago, well before the companies came up with […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
    - 15 Apr 16, 3:01am -
  • Microsoft’s one-handed iOS keyboard goes beta
    Typing on your iPhone with one hand is about to get a whole lot easier thanks to good samaritans at Microsoft that have invented a custom keyboard for iOS. Microsoft revealed today that its latest iOS app, Word Flow, just entered the beta testing phase. The new keyboard (which is different than the Hub keyboard […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
    - 15 Apr 16, 1:20am -
  • Why Jony Ive rides in a chauffeured Bentley
    The striking thing about Motor Trend‘s piece on the rumored Apple car is all the talk of the “user experience.” The various auto designers and experts interviewed by Motor Trend speculate that Apple will try to redefine the car “experience.” They talk about stuff like acoustics, and look and feel, rather than specs like miles […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
    - 14 Apr 16, 11:35pm -
  • Psst. We’re giving away $1,000 iTunes gift cards [Deals]
    You can think of iTunes like the biggest content candy store in the world, a mother lode of albums, apps, games, movies and TV shows, and on and on. If you’ve ever wondered what it’d be like to go into iTunes with a huge bag to fill as you please, today could be your lucky […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
    - 14 Apr 16, 11:25pm -
  • Instagram gets personal with ‘Videos You Might Like’
    Instagram gets personal in hopes of helping you find interesting shared videos much more easily with a new feature in the Explore area of its popular photo sharing service. Called “Videos You Might Like,” the new personalized channel can be found in the Explore grid within the mobile app. Now you can spend less time […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
    - 14 Apr 16, 11:20pm -
  • Apple lines up Manchester City star as sport ambassador
    Apple is planning to make a big advertising push during the 2016 UEFA European Championship football tournament, and Raheem Sterling could be the star of the company’s ads. Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling is reportedly close to signing a deal with Apple to become its first ever global sports ambassador from England, but the entire deal […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
    - 14 Apr 16, 10:53pm -
  • Otherwise great platformer is virtually unplayable in VR Mode [Reviews]
    Let me say this up front: Space Box is a fantastic game. It’s challenging, fun, and has some really great mechanics and art. And if you have a set of virtual-reality goggles to plunk your iPhone into, you can even play it hands-free in 3-D using head-tracking controls. And that’s where it runs into some […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
    - 14 Apr 16, 10:30pm -
  • Apple deals: Lowest prices ever on iMac, MacBook and more
    While the anticipated MacBook Pro revamp is grabbing all the headlines, we’ve got an iMac deal that should be getting your attention. Get the details on this hot buy, plus the lowest prices we’ve ever seen on a premium MacBook and a handy iPad accessory, in this week’s roundup of the best Apple deals. 27-inch […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
    - 14 Apr 16, 10:10pm -
  • Samsung’s Gear Manager app for iPhone leaks out early
    Samsung’s new Gear Manager app for iOS, which will let you pair an iPhone with the Gear S2 smartwatch, has leaked out ahead of its official debut. Testers say the app will bring a surprising amount of functionality, allowing users control music from their watch, and even sync new faces to it. Samsung has already confirmed […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
    - 14 Apr 16, 9:51pm -
  • Apple taps former Biden aide to be top lobbyist
    As Apple continues to be embroiled in ongoing encryption drama, the company has hired a former NFL lobbyist and former aide to Vice President Joe Biden to head up its new Washington office. Cynthia Hogan’s new role as vice president for public policy and government affairs for the Americas region will cover the U.S., as well […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
    - 14 Apr 16, 9:40pm -
  • The only way to benefit from the digital age is to study it [Deals]
    These days, being an entrepreneur means being a master of the digital marketplace. Savvy use of social media, search engine optimization, and developing effective work habits make the difference between thriving or floundering. This bundle of seven courses covers those and a host of other essential topics to doing business in the digital age, and […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
    - 14 Apr 16, 9:00pm -

Apple Insider

MacWorld

  • newOur favorite iOS 12 features, iPhone XS ordering and reviews, and your comments and questions

    Our favorite iOS 12 features, iPhone XS ordering and reviews, and your comments and questions

    IDGiOS 12 is here, so let’s talk about our favorite features. The first wave of iPhone XS reviews are out. We also respond to your comments and questions for Jason Cross, Leif Johnson, Roman Loyola, and Dan Masaoka in the Macworld Podcast, episode 622.To read this article in full, please click here
    - 11 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 2:10am -
  • newTake up to $300 off 2018 MacBook Pros at B&H and Best Buy
    If you’ve been holding out for a good price on the latest MacBook Pros, it’s a good day to head over to B&H. Today the retailer is offering the 2018 MacBook Pro models for $200 to $300 offRemove non-product link their retail price, which brings the starting price for a 13-inch model down to just $1,599Remove non-product link. If you want a 15-inch model, the prices start at $2,099Remove non-product link.To read this article in full, please click here
    - 11 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 1:17am -
  • newApple Watch Series 4 review roundup: A little more screen makes a big difference
    Along with the iPhone Xs and Xs Max, Apple has another new device going on sale Friday: the Apple Watch Series 4. Like the new iPhones, the difference between it and the previous Series 3 models comes down to two main things: a larger screen and a heftier price tag. But based on early reviews, it’s worth it.Dieter Bohn of The Verge found that while the new Apple Watch sizes “don’t feel that much bigger on your wrist than the old sizes,” the extra pixels are a massive upgrade: “Thing…
    - 14 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 10:49pm -
  • newGet Chase Jarvis's Smartphone Photography Guide For Just $9
    Nowadays, everyone with a smartphone has access to a good camera, so the only thing stopping you from creating great content is you. In fact, a skilled photographer can achieve far more with an iPhone X than an amateur with a high-end DSLR. Given this, it doesn’t hurt to learn the basics of photography and videography; this $9 Quick Guide To Smartphone Photography & Video contains tips and tricks on how to best utilize your iPhone X's camera.To read this article in full, please click here
    - 14 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 10:32pm -
  • newBest home weather station: Which one should be your personal meteorologist?
    Home weather stations are getting more accurate and sophisticated all the time. Follow our buyer's guide to ensure you're not left in the cold or soaking wet.
    - 15 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 9:22pm -
  • newBest smart lock for a keyless home
    Keys are yesterday’s tech, your smart home needs a smart lock.
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  • newAmazon Prime members can get the Fire 7 tablet with Alexa for just $35 today
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