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  • new'Apple Watch Connected' Program Will Offer Rewards for Working Out at Participating Gyms

    'Apple Watch Connected' Program Will Offer Rewards for Working Out at Participating Gyms

    Apple today announced the launch of a new Apple Watch Connected program that should benefit both gyms and gym-goers.The program will reward gym-goers for using an Apple Watch to track their workouts, with incentives varying by gym. At participating Crunch Fitness locations, for example, members can earn up to $4 off the cost of their membership per week if they meet certain activity goals, according to CNBC.In return, gyms could attract new customers who wear an Apple Watch and see inc…
    - 4 mins ago, 23 Jan 20, 7:40pm -
  • newDeals: AirPods Pro Return to Low Price of $234.99 on Amazon

    Deals: AirPods Pro Return to Low Price of $234.99 on Amazon

    Amazon has restocked its supply of Apple's AirPods Pro at the price point of $234.99, down from $249.00. This $14 discount matches the all-time-low price we've previously seen on the AirPods Pro at Amazon.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.As of writing, the AirPods Pro will be in stock on February 1, and arrive between February 6 and February 11. Head to Amaz…
    - 1 hour ago, 23 Jan 20, 6:36pm -
  • newApple Likely to Drop Adobe Flash Support in Next Version of Safari

    Apple Likely to Drop Adobe Flash Support in Next Version of Safari

    As noted in our coverage yesterday of the latest Safari Technology Preview 99, Apple has removed all support for Adobe Flash. Safari Technology Preview is basically a beta of the next version of Safari proper, all but confirming that Apple is officially ditching support for Flash in the next version of its native Mac browser.This means that when the next version of Safari is released, users will no longer be able to install or use Adobe Flash in the browser. The elimination of Flash suppor…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Jan 20, 5:46pm -
  • newAmazon Music Gains on Apple Music With Over 55 Million Subscribers Globally

    Amazon Music Gains on Apple Music With Over 55 Million Subscribers Globally

    Amazon Music now has more than 55 million customers worldwide, according to a company press release. The announcement represents the first time Amazon has shared growth metrics for its streaming service, which is catching up to Apple Music's last subscriber count of over 60 million last June.The figure is actually a tally of customers across several tiers that Amazon offers. Amazon Music Unlimited is the $9.99 a month plan that serves as a direct rival to Spotify and ‌Apple Music‌. Accor…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Jan 20, 3:46pm -
  • newTwitter Brings Emoji Reactions to Direct Messages

    Twitter Brings Emoji Reactions to Direct Messages

    Twitter has announced support for emoji reactions in its direct messages. The new feature lets you respond to DMs without having to type anything, similar to the reactions available to iMessage users when they want to acknowledge messages without sending a proper reply.To use the new emoji reactions in Twitter, either tap the small heart icon with the plus sign merging into it that appears to the right of each message bubble, or double-tap a message to reveal an emoji reactions menu.The…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Jan 20, 2:57pm -
  • newSvalt Launches New Lineup of Cooling Stands and Docks for Macs

    Svalt Launches New Lineup of Cooling Stands and Docks for Macs

    Svalt, known for its line of docks designed for Apple's Macs, today launched a whole new collection of 2020 docks and stands designed for Apple's latest notebook and desktop Macs.The Cooling Stand S, designed for the 16-inch MacBook Pro and other Mac and PC laptops, features silent passive cooling, an ergonomic raised design, adjustable feet, and a design that hides accessories and cord clutter.There's also a Cooling Stand S Pro, a variant of the Cooling Stand S that comes equipped wit…
    - 17 hours ago, 23 Jan 20, 2:44am -
  • newHow to Export Apple Card Data to a Spreadsheet

    How to Export Apple Card Data to a Spreadsheet

    One of the issues that Apple Card users sometimes raise is that while the Wallet app offers plenty of well-organized information about spending, there's no option to directly share transaction data from the card with third-party money management apps like Mint or Lunch Money. Fortunately, Apple recently provided a solution – you can now download a CSV spreadsheet from the Wallet app that contains all your ‌Apple Card‌ data, which you can then import into most budgeting apps and get a m…
    - 18 hours ago, 23 Jan 20, 1:39am -
  • newFlaws in Apple's Intelligent Tracking Prevention Safari Feature Let People Be Tracked

    Flaws in Apple's Intelligent Tracking Prevention Safari Feature Let People Be Tracked

    Google researchers discovered multiple security flaws in Apple's Safari web browser that let users' browsing habits be tracked despite Apple's Intelligent Tracking Prevention feature.Google plans to publish details on the security flaws in the near future, and a preview of Google's discovery was seen by Financial Times, with the publication sharing information on the vulnerabilities this morning.The security flaws were first found by Google in the summer of 2019, and were disclosed to Ap…
    - 19 hours ago, 23 Jan 20, 12:25am -
  • newApple Seeds Third Betas of iOS 13.3.1 and iPadOS 13.3.1 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

    Apple Seeds Third Betas of iOS 13.3.1 and iPadOS 13.3.1 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

    Apple today seeded the third betas of upcoming iOS and iPadOS 13.3.1 updates to developers, one week after seeding the second betas and more than a month after the release of iOS 13.3 with Communication Limits for Screen Time.iOS and ‌iPadOS‌ 13.3.1 can be downloaded from the Apple Developer center or over the air once the proper developer profile has been installed.iOS 13.3.1 includes a "Networking & Wireless" toggle that turns off the U1 Ultra Wideband chip in the latest iPhones.…
    - 20 hours ago, 22 Jan 20, 11:33pm -
  • newApple Seeds Third Beta of watchOS 6.1.2 to Developers

    Apple Seeds Third Beta of watchOS 6.1.2 to Developers


    - 20 hours ago, 22 Jan 20, 11:32pm -
  • newApple Seeds Third Beta of tvOS 13.3.1 Update to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

    Apple Seeds Third Beta of tvOS 13.3.1 Update to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

    Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming tvOS 13.3.1 update to developers, one week after seeding the second beta and over a month after releasing the tvOS 13.3 update.Designed for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models, the new tvOS 13.3.1 developer beta can be downloaded onto the ‌‌‌Apple TV‌‌‌ via a profile that's installed using Xcode.tvOS updates are typically minor in scale, focusing on under-the-hood bug fixes and improvements rather than major outwa…
    - 20 hours ago, 22 Jan 20, 11:32pm -
  • newApple Releases Safari Technology Preview 99 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

    Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 99 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

    Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced three years ago in March 2016. Apple designed the Safari Technology Preview to test features that may be introduced into future release versions of Safari.Safari Technology Preview release 99 includes bug fixes and performance improvements for Web Inspector, Web API, Cookies, CSS, Media, WebRTC, Payment Request, Web Animations, JavaScript, Web Share API, WebDriver, and IndexedDB.…
    - 20 hours ago, 22 Jan 20, 11:26pm -
  • newiPhone 12 Lineup Rumored to Feature All-New Navy Blue Color Option

    iPhone 12 Lineup Rumored to Feature All-New Navy Blue Color Option

    At least one iPhone 12 model will come in a new Navy Blue finish, according to XDA Developers writer and leaker Max Weinbach, who shared his information with YouTube channel EverythingApplePro.Weinbach believes that Navy Blue could replace the Midnight Green finish available for iPhone 11 Pro models. In line with this, EverythingApplePro created a mockup of what the iPhone 12 Pro in Navy Blue could look like. iPhone 12 Pro in Navy Blue concept via EverythingApplePro/Max WeinbachWeinbac…
    - 21 hours ago, 22 Jan 20, 10:51pm -
  • newApple Begins Selling OtterBox's Stackable Wireless Charging System and Other Latest Accessories

    Apple Begins Selling OtterBox's Stackable Wireless Charging System and Other Latest Accessories

    Apple today added a variety of charging solutions and other products to its online store from brands such as OtterBox, Mophie, Belkin, Ubio Labs, Native Union, STM, and Promise Technology.OtterBox's stackable wireless charging system OtterSpot includes a base that can charge up to three disc-shaped 5,000 mAh batteries and an iPhone, AirPods case, or other device on the top simultaneously. The idea is that you can quickly pick up one of the batteries from the stack and charge any Qi-enabled d…
    - 22 hours ago, 22 Jan 20, 9:19pm -
  • newDeals: B&H Photo Offers 1TB 16-Inch MacBook Pro Custom Configuration for $2,399 ($300 Off)

    Deals: B&H Photo Offers 1TB 16-Inch MacBook Pro Custom Configuration for $2,399 ($300 Off)

    B&H Photo is offering a discount on a custom configuration of Apple's new 16-inch MacBook Pro in Space Gray. This model has 16GB RAM, a 1TB SSD, a 2.6GHz Intel Core i7 6-Core processor, and AMD Radeon Pro 5500M GPU (with 4GB GDDR6), priced at $2,399.00, down from $2,699.00 ($300 off).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.This is an upgrade on the base mode…
    - 23 hours ago, 22 Jan 20, 9:11pm -
  • newDeals: Get the 128GB 2019 MacBook Air for $899.99 at Amazon ($199 Off)

    Deals: Get the 128GB 2019 MacBook Air for $899.99 at Amazon ($199 Off)

    Amazon today is discounting the 2019 MacBook Air to notable low prices, including savings on the 128GB and 256GB models. The centerpiece of the sale is the 128GB model in Gold and Space Gray, which Amazon has for $149 off, along with an extra $50 savings when you reach the checkout screen.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 will result in a total of $199 o…
    - 23 hours ago, 22 Jan 20, 8:46pm -
  • Deals: Save $50 on iPad, Up to $160 on iPad Air, and Up to $170 on iPad Pro in Latest Sales

    Deals: Save $50 on iPad, Up to $160 on iPad Air, and Up to $170 on iPad Pro in Latest Sales

    A collection of iPad discounts have appeared this week at retailers including Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo, and MacMall. You'll have a chance to save on Apple's 10.2-inch iPad, 10.5-inch iPad Air, and the 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro.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.Sales start with $50 off the newest entry-level iPads, where you can get the 32GB Wi-F…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jan 20, 7:24pm -
  • Apple Partner Wistron Opens Third iPhone Manufacturing Facility in India

    Apple Partner Wistron Opens Third iPhone Manufacturing Facility in India

    Apple's main iPhone manufacturer in India is set to significantly boost its overall production capacity, following the construction of a third plant in the country.Wistron won approval to build the new smartphone factory in March 2019 and has already completed trial production at the plant, thanks to collaborative efforts by the Taiwanese firm's local team. According to Wistron company chairman Simon Lin, local talent will fill the top- to mid-tier management roles at the plant, which…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jan 20, 4:47pm -
  • Apple Asks TSMC to Up A13 Chip Production Due to High Demand for 11 and 11 Pro

    Apple Asks TSMC to Up A13 Chip Production Due to High Demand for 11 and 11 Pro

    Apple has asked Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) to increase production of the A-series chips that are used in the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max due to higher-than-expected demand, reports Bloomberg.‌iPhone 11‌ and 11 Pro demand has been outperforming Apple's expectations, and sales have been especially strong in China, a welcome change from the drop in sales that Apple saw with the 2018 iPhone models. Apple's ‌iPhone 11‌, priced starting at $700, has been a "partic…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jan 20, 7:36am -
  • Apple's Upcoming Low-Cost iPhone Could Launch as Early as March

    Apple's Upcoming Low-Cost iPhone Could Launch as Early as March

    Apple will start mass production on the rumored low-cost iPhone that's in the works starting in February, reports Bloomberg. The new ‌iPhone‌ could launch as soon as March after production begins.Rumors suggest the new ‌iPhone‌ will be similar in design to an iPhone 8, offering up a 4.7-inch LCD display, thick top and bottom bezels, a Touch ID Home button instead of Face ID, and a single-lens rear camera, but it will be equipped with a modern A13 chip and 3GB RAM.‌iPhone‌ SE…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jan 20, 5:56am -

The Unofficial Apple Blog

  • newAdorable co-op adventure 'Knights and Bikes' is coming to Switch

    Adorable co-op adventure 'Knights and Bikes' is coming to Switch

    Charming co-op adventure game Knights and Bikes is coming to the Nintendo Switch. The adorably illustrated game -- which sees two children exploring the ancient countryside and coastlines of England's Cornwall -- has been a big hit with fans since it...
    - 11 mins ago, 23 Jan 20, 7:34pm -
  • newNiantic announces real-world events for its Pokémon and Harry Potter games

    Niantic announces real-world events for its Pokémon and Harry Potter games

    Niantic's real-world events for 2019 were so successful that they generated $249 million in tourism revenue across Chicago, Dortmund and Montréal. That's what the company has revealed in a new events website, which it launched alongside its fe...
    - 31 mins ago, 23 Jan 20, 7:14pm -
  • newOfficial 'Fortnite' circuits are coming to colleges and high schools

    Official 'Fortnite' circuits are coming to colleges and high schools

    The battle royale game millions of young players spend hours grinding is now going to be available to play with the approval their teachers. PlayVS, a company hosting esports tournaments in high schools and colleges, has partnered with Fortnite publi...
    - 1 hour ago, 23 Jan 20, 6:38pm -
  • newThe Morning After: Motorola's foldable Razr arrives February 6th

    The Morning After: Motorola's foldable Razr arrives February 6th

    Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Remember Motorola's $1,500 high-concept phone? It was supposed to start the pre-order process last month. Now, after a brief delay, Motorola said you'll be able to queue for the Razr beginning on Sunday, with sh...
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Jan 20, 6:00pm -
  • newTinder is working on a panic button for dangerous situations

    Tinder is working on a panic button for dangerous situations

    Tinder is taking more steps to beef up user safety, rolling out features that give daters the option to receive check-ins, hit a panic alarm and even call authorities to their location. Its parent company, Match, has taken a stake in a location track...
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Jan 20, 5:21pm -
  • newApple drops Flash from its latest Safari browser preview

    Apple drops Flash from its latest Safari browser preview

    It's another nail in the coffin for Adobe Flash. Tech providers have been moving away from the dying plugin for years, and now Apple has completely removed support for it in the latest release of Safari Technology Preview, foreshadowing what's in sto...
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Jan 20, 4:40pm -
  • newOffice 365 business installations are auto-switching Chrome search to Bing

    Office 365 business installations are auto-switching Chrome search to Bing

    Microsoft is making Bing the default search engine in Chrome -- for business users, that is. The tech giant has announced that when enterprise customers install Office 365 ProPlus Version 2002 or update the suite in February, they'll find that the "M...
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Jan 20, 3:15pm -
  • newNow everyone can play 'Mario Kart Tour' multiplayer

    Now everyone can play 'Mario Kart Tour' multiplayer

    At launch, Nintendo's Mario Kart for mobile devices (iOS, Android) had a major missing piece: multiplayer. Now Mario Kart Tour has kicked off the second round of its beta test for head-to-head racing, and this time it doesn't require that players pur...
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Jan 20, 1:53pm -
  • newTwitter launches Facebook-like reaction emojis for DMs

    Twitter launches Facebook-like reaction emojis for DMs

    Have you ever gotten a Twitter DM that made you wish you could give it a thumbs down, laugh at it or just generally react to it like you can on Facebook? Well, now you can. Twitter has rolled out emoji reactions for Direct Messages, which looks simil...
    - 7 hours ago, 23 Jan 20, 12:46pm -
  • newFujifilm's X-T200 mirrorless camera uses gyros for ultra-stable video

    Fujifilm's X-T200 mirrorless camera uses gyros for ultra-stable video

    Fujifilm is taking a slightly unusual tactic to replacing its entry-level X-T100 mirrorless camera: make the sequel indispensable to video makers. Its just-introduced X-T200 still shoots 24.2-megapixel stills, but it now captures 4K video using a "Di...
    - 9 hours ago, 23 Jan 20, 10:30am -
  • newDOJ letter reveals the FBI recently cracked an iPhone 11

    DOJ letter reveals the FBI recently cracked an iPhone 11

    While the Department of Justice, US attorney general and even the president continue to pressure Apple for additional technical support in unlocking iPhones tied to the naval base shooting in December, a letter reveals that the FBI recently cracked a...
    - 10 hours ago, 23 Jan 20, 9:51am -
  • newDirecTV satellite is at risk of explosion due to battery issues

    DirecTV satellite is at risk of explosion due to battery issues

    DirecTV has one month to remove a satellite from geostationary orbit, so it doesn't take other satellites down with it if it ends up exploding. The AT&T-owned TV service fears that its Spaceway-1 satellite (a Boeing 702HP model) might explode due...
    - 12 hours ago, 23 Jan 20, 8:06am -
  • newMicrosoft gets the ball rolling on Surface Duo apps

    Microsoft gets the ball rolling on Surface Duo apps

    Microsoft has moved one step closer to making its dual-screen Surface devices a practical reality. The tech giant has released a preview toolkit to help developers make apps for its Android-powered Surface Duo, including Java frameworks and emulatio...
    - 13 hours ago, 23 Jan 20, 6:37am -
  • newCalifornia says Riot Games' discrimination settlement isn't enough

    California says Riot Games' discrimination settlement isn't enough

    Riot Games' tentative $10 million settlement over gender discrimination claims might be revised much higher. The LA Times has learned that California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) and the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement...
    - 14 hours ago, 23 Jan 20, 5:43am -
  • newIndia will launch a humanoid robot ahead of its first crewed space mission

    India will launch a humanoid robot ahead of its first crewed space mission

    Before sending its first crewed mission in late 2021, India will launch a humanoid robot called Vyommitra into space, reports The Tribune. It will take flight later this year and in 2021. According to the publication, the robot's name is a combinatio...
    - 16 hours ago, 23 Jan 20, 4:01am -
  • newA 'The Witcher' anime film is coming to Netflix

    A 'The Witcher' anime film is coming to Netflix

    Netflix clearly knows its adaptation of The Witcher is a hot property (shifting metrics aside), and it's determined to milk that success for all it's worth. The service has confirmed rumors that it's working on an anime movie offshoot, The Witcher:...
    - 17 hours ago, 23 Jan 20, 2:55am -
  • newGoogle helps publish the largest high-res map of brain connectivity

    Google helps publish the largest high-res map of brain connectivity

    A joint effort between Google and the Janelia Research Campus has just achieved a significant breakthrough in brain mapping. They've published the largest high-resolution map of brain connectivity to date, offering a 3D model of 25,000 fruit fly neur...
    - 18 hours ago, 23 Jan 20, 2:02am -
  • newGoogle Collections will save and organize your searches

    Google Collections will save and organize your searches

    If you've ever attempted to find something you searched for on Google but didn't save, you know how frustrating that process can be. Google recognizes this, and it's introducing a new AI-powered Search feature that's meant to help. Today, it's launch...
    - 18 hours ago, 23 Jan 20, 1:19am -
  • newProject xCloud is coming to Canada

    Project xCloud is coming to Canada

    Microsoft is making good on its promise to expand the Project xCloud preview in 2020 to include more than just three countries. The company has announced that its game streaming test will be available in Canada starting on January 29th, with registra...
    - 19 hours ago, 23 Jan 20, 12:33am -
  • new‘Project: Mara’ is Ninja Theory's new psychological horror game

    ‘Project: Mara’ is Ninja Theory's new psychological horror game

    Microsoft's Ninja Theory is developing an experimental new game called Project: Mara that it says will explore "new ways of storytelling" through "a grounded representation of mental terror." We don't know when you'll be able to play Project: Mara, b...
    - 19 hours ago, 23 Jan 20, 12:19am -
  • newPGA Tour highlight videos are coming to Facebook Watch

    PGA Tour highlight videos are coming to Facebook Watch

    You won't have to venture far beyond your Facebook feed to get a pro golf fix this year. The social network has reached a deal with the PGA Tour to bring daily round recaps and player-oriented highlight videos to Facebook Watch in 2020, starting wit...
    - 20 hours ago, 23 Jan 20, 12:06am -
  • newMicrosoft accidently exposed 250 million customer service records

    Microsoft accidently exposed 250 million customer service records

    While most people were out celebrating the start of a new year, Microsoft's security teams were working overtime to close a potentially enormous security loophole. On Thursday, the company disclosed a database error that temporarily left approximatel...
    - 20 hours ago, 22 Jan 20, 11:57pm -
  • newGermany has to pay Microsoft for failing to upgrade from Windows 7

    Germany has to pay Microsoft for failing to upgrade from Windows 7

    Last winter, Microsoft announced that Windows 7 would reach its end-of-life on January 14th, 2020. In other words, the company will not be releasing any updates for the operating system -- even crucial security patches -- after that date. The public...
    - 20 hours ago, 22 Jan 20, 11:36pm -
  • newSeattle-area election will let residents vote by smartphone

    Seattle-area election will let residents vote by smartphone

    Claims that Americans could vote by phone have usually been hoaxes, but Seattle-area residents will get to try the real thing before long. NPR has learned that a King County board of supervisors election on February 11th will let all eligible voters...
    - 21 hours ago, 22 Jan 20, 11:11pm -
  • newEA is shutting down its mobile 'Tetris' games

    EA is shutting down its mobile 'Tetris' games

    EA is giving up on its mobile Tetris games. Tetris 2011 and Tetris Blitz have disappeared from the Play Store, and in the App Store, EA left a note for fans explaining that it will retire its Tetris app on April 21st, that includes Tetris 2011, Tetri...
    - 21 hours ago, 22 Jan 20, 10:53pm -

9to5 Mac Apple News

  • newEnterprise macOS login simplified with Jamf Pro and Connect integration

    Enterprise macOS login simplified with Jamf Pro and Connect integration

    Jamf Connect was launched a few years ago after Jamf purchased NoMAD. Since they purchased NoMAD, Jamf has gone on to integrate Microsoft Azure AD and G Suite into the macOS login experience. Today, they are taking this integration to the next level, as it can now be integrated into Jamf Pro. more…The post Enterprise macOS login simplified with Jamf Pro and Connect integration appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 15 mins ago, 23 Jan 20, 7:30pm -
  • newT-Mobile catches up with 4G leader Verizon as 5G rolls out, AT&T offers fastest downloads

    T-Mobile catches up with 4G leader Verizon as 5G rolls out, AT&T offers fastest downloads

    Opensignal is out today with its Mobile Network Experience Report for the US covering the second half of 2019. While Verizon did take home the most awards overall, T-Mobile almost had as good of a rating for 4G availability ahead of 5G rolling out more widely. And AT&T took the prize for the fastest download speeds. more…The post T-Mobile catches up with 4G leader Verizon as 5G rolls out, AT&T offers fastest downloads appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 15 mins ago, 23 Jan 20, 7:30pm -
  • newTinder verification via blue checkmark rolling out, with panic button feature

    Tinder verification via blue checkmark rolling out, with panic button feature

    Tinder has announced the rollout of a couple of new safety features, including Tinder verification that photos are genuine, and a panic button, alongside flagging of potentially offensive messages… more…The post Tinder verification via blue checkmark rolling out, with panic button feature appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 15 mins ago, 23 Jan 20, 7:30pm -
  • newAdobe previews new project management and collaboration tools coming to Premiere Pro

    Adobe previews new project management and collaboration tools coming to Premiere Pro

    Adobe today announced Productions, a new feature set coming soon to Premiere Pro. The tools were previewed at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and are targeted for production teams in search of improved project management. more…The post Adobe previews new project management and collaboration tools coming to Premiere Pro appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 15 mins ago, 23 Jan 20, 7:30pm -
  • newApple Watch Connected: a rewards program that works as you work out at the gym

    Apple Watch Connected: a rewards program that works as you work out at the gym

    Apple has announced a new incentive program for gym-goers. The Apple Watch Connected scheme lets you earn real-life rewards at four gym chains for hitting fitness goals, with tracking provided by the Watch.Rewards vary: discounts on gym membership fees, Nike and Apple gift cards, charitable donations — and even earning back the cost of your Apple Watch… more…The post Apple Watch Connected: a rewards program that works as you work out at the gym appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 43 mins ago, 23 Jan 20, 7:02pm -
  • newAmazon Music subscriber numbers revealed for first time: close to Apple Music

    Amazon Music subscriber numbers revealed for first time: close to Apple Music

    Amazon Music subscriber numbers have been revealed for the first time. The company says that it has now hit 55 million subscribers, putting it close to the last-reported Apple Music subscriber count of 60 million.Amazon Music kicks off 2020 by revealing the streaming service has reached more than 55 million customers globally, with subscriptions to Amazon Music Unlimited growing by more than 50% last year alone. This announcement comes after a year of incredible growth around the world: Amazo…
    - 1 hour ago, 23 Jan 20, 6:27pm -
  • newJeff Bezos iPhone X hack gave full access to his photos and messages

    Jeff Bezos iPhone X hack gave full access to his photos and messages

    A forensic analysis shows that a sophisticated attack on Jeff Bezos’ iPhone X gave full access to both his photos and messages.The attack, and the alleged attempted blackmail that followed, led to the famous “No thank you, Mr Pecker” blog post in which the Amazon founder decided to go public about the existence of embarrassing texts and photos… more…The post Jeff Bezos iPhone X hack gave full access to his photos and messages appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Jan 20, 5:59pm -
  • newApple’s newest Safari Technology Preview release officially drops support for Adobe Flash

    Apple’s newest Safari Technology Preview release officially drops support for Adobe Flash

    This year officially marks the end of an era: as announced in 2017, Adobe will stop supporting the once-ubiquitous Flash by the end of 2020. With the newest release of its Safari Technology Preview browser today, Apple has taken the next step as part of its efforts to end all usage of Flash in Safari. more…The post Apple’s newest Safari Technology Preview release officially drops support for Adobe Flash appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 12 hours ago, 23 Jan 20, 7:37am -
  • newKentucky woman credits gifted Apple Watch with detecting AFib while asleep

    Kentucky woman credits gifted Apple Watch with detecting AFib while asleep

    Apple Watch is being credited with helping another user detect atrial fibrillation. Today, local news outlet WHAS11 tells the story of Rosemary Stiles, who asked for an Apple Watch for Christmas in 2018 and now says the device accurately detected the heart condition while she was asleep. more…The post Kentucky woman credits gifted Apple Watch with detecting AFib while asleep appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 13 hours ago, 23 Jan 20, 6:55am -
  • newApple Store displays redesigned with greater Apple Arcade focus

    Apple Store displays redesigned with greater Apple Arcade focus

    Apple Arcade is leveling up in Apple Stores across the world with eye-catching new displays and a sharper focus on accessories to enhance the gaming experience. The new merchandising designs began appearing today at Apple’s latest stores in countries where Apple Arcade is available. more…The post Apple Store displays redesigned with greater Apple Arcade focus appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 13 hours ago, 23 Jan 20, 6:22am -
  • newTwitter rolling out iMessage-like reactions feature to direct messages

    Twitter rolling out iMessage-like reactions feature to direct messages

    Twitter is taking a page out of Apple’s playbook with its latest messaging feature. The social network announced today that it is rolling out support for adding iMessage-like reactions to direct messages. more…The post Twitter rolling out iMessage-like reactions feature to direct messages appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 14 hours ago, 23 Jan 20, 5:32am -
  • new9to5Rewards: Apple Watch Series 5 giveaway + 15% off Longvadon luxury Watch straps

    9to5Rewards: Apple Watch Series 5 giveaway + 15% off Longvadon luxury Watch straps

    For the next two weeks readers will have their final chance to win an Apple Watch Series 5 thanks to our sponsor Longvadon, makers of high quality leather straps for all Apple Watch series. You can also still grab 15% off the company’s premium Apple Watch bands with our coupon code 9TO5MAC15.Head below to enter the giveaway. more…The post 9to5Rewards: Apple Watch Series 5 giveaway + 15% off Longvadon luxury Watch straps appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 15 hours ago, 23 Jan 20, 5:08am -
  • newApple spent a record amount on Washington lobbying in 2019, but far less than its competitors

    Apple spent a record amount on Washington lobbying in 2019, but far less than its competitors

    New disclosures filed this week reveal that Apple continues to spend less than other its competitors on Washington, D.C., lobbying. As detailed by MarketWatch, Apple’s spending hit $7.4 million on lobbying in 2019, which is a record for the company, but still considerably less than others. more…The post Apple spent a record amount on Washington lobbying in 2019, but far less than its competitors appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 15 hours ago, 23 Jan 20, 4:26am -
  • newGoogle researchers disclose multiple privacy flaws in Safari’s Intelligent Tracking Prevention feature

    Google researchers disclose multiple privacy flaws in Safari’s Intelligent Tracking Prevention feature

    Google researchers have discovered “multiple security flaws” in Apple’s Safari browser, a new report from the Financial TImes says. The flaws were found in Safari’s Intelligent Tracking Prevention feature, which is designed to protect users from cross-site tracking and other online privacy concerns, and have since been fixed. more…The post Google researchers disclose multiple privacy flaws in Safari’s Intelligent Tracking Prevention feature appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 19 hours ago, 23 Jan 20, 12:31am -
  • newApple releasing third developer beta of iOS 13.3.1 today [U]

    Apple releasing third developer beta of iOS 13.3.1 today [U]

    Update: iOS 13.3.1 beta 3, iPadOS 13.3.1 beta 3, watchOS 6.1.2 beta 3, and tvOS 13.3.1 beta 3 now available for developers. Apple is also releasing the third public beta versions today as well.Apple is today releasing the third developer beta of iOS 13.3.1 and iPadOS 13.3.1. This comes a week after the second beta release. iOS 13.3.1 focuses on bug fixes and performance improvements. more…The post Apple releasing third developer beta of iOS 13.3.1 today [U] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 20 hours ago, 22 Jan 20, 11:26pm -
  • new9to5Mac Daily: January 22, 2020 – New iPad Pro and Smart Keyboard rumors, more

    9to5Mac Daily: January 22, 2020 – New iPad Pro and Smart Keyboard rumors, more

    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.Enjoy the podcast?: Shop Apple at Amazon to support 9to5Mac Daily!https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/01/9to5Mac-Daily-01-22-2020.mp3 more…The post 9to5Mac Daily: January 22, 2020 – New iPad Pro and Smart Keyboard rumors, more appeared first…
    - 21 hours ago, 22 Jan 20, 11:00pm -
  • newAirPods 2 with wireless case $160, 16-inch MacBook Pro $300 off, more in today’s best deals

    AirPods 2 with wireless case $160, 16-inch MacBook Pro $300 off, more in today’s best deals

    Apple’s AirPods with Wireless Charging Case have dropped to $160 in today’s 9to5Toys Lunch Break, plus $300 off 16-inch MacBook Pro, and JVC’s 6.8-inch CarPlay Receiver is $380. You’ll find all that and more down below. more…The post AirPods 2 with wireless case $160, 16-inch MacBook Pro $300 off, more in today’s best deals appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 21 hours ago, 22 Jan 20, 10:27pm -
  • newFoxconn still insists Wisconsin plant will open this year despite past record

    Foxconn still insists Wisconsin plant will open this year despite past record

    Foxconn is still insisting that its ill-fated Wisconsin plant will be up and running at some point this year, despite the lack of progress to date… more…The post Foxconn still insists Wisconsin plant will open this year despite past record appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 23 hours ago, 22 Jan 20, 9:14pm -
  • newReports of audio cutouts and other glitches on iPhone 11 with wireless CarPlay

    Reports of audio cutouts and other glitches on iPhone 11 with wireless CarPlay

    There are some reports of audio cutouts and other problems when using the iPhone 11 with wireless CarPlay. Many of these relate to the BMW-made Mini, but others say the same thing is happening with the BMW Series 1 as well as Nissan and Honda models… more…The post Reports of audio cutouts and other glitches on iPhone 11 with wireless CarPlay appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 23 hours ago, 22 Jan 20, 8:51pm -
  • newThird Wistron Indian iPhone plant now ramping up to full production

    Third Wistron Indian iPhone plant now ramping up to full production

    Apple’s reported turnaround in India seems to be continuing, as iPhone assembler Wistron says that its third Indian iPhone plant is now ramping up for full-scale production after an earlier successful trial.Wistron was Apple’s first iPhone assembler in the country, and initially began production with the iPhone SE — still sold there — before adding the iPhone 6S and iPhone 7… more…The post Third Wistron Indian iPhone plant now ramping up to full production appeared first on 9to5M…
    - 24 hours ago, 22 Jan 20, 8:07pm -
  • Doubt cast on story that Apple gave in to FBI pressure on iCloud backups

    Doubt cast on story that Apple gave in to FBI pressure on iCloud backups

    Doubt has been cast on the story that Apple gave in to FBI pressure on iCloud backups, and abandoned plans to switch to end-to-end encryption for these.In particular, it appears that the timing behind the claim may not be right… more…The post Doubt cast on story that Apple gave in to FBI pressure on iCloud backups appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jan 20, 6:55pm -
  • Trump ironically rails against Apple privacy as FBI unlocks another iPhone 11

    Trump ironically rails against Apple privacy as FBI unlocks another iPhone 11

    US President Donald Trump has again demanded that Apple compromise the security of iOS to unlock iPhones seized in criminal cases, saying that the company “holds the keys to many criminal minds.” His attack on Apple’s privacy measures were made in an interview with CNBC.‘Frankly I’ve helped them a lot. I’ve given them waivers, because it’s a great company, but it made a big difference,’ Trump told Squawk Box co-host Joe Kernen, referring to tariff waivers in US-China trade war…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jan 20, 6:01pm -
  • Digitimes: Backlit Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro coming later this year, 13-inch MacBook Pro with scissor keys sooner

    Digitimes: Backlit Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro coming later this year, 13-inch MacBook Pro with scissor keys sooner

    A report from Digitimes suggests that the iPad Pro will get refreshed later this year, and with it, a new Smart Keyboard with backlit keys.Digitimes says Apple plans to roll out its “glowing” scissor switch keyboard across its products, starting with the 13-inch MacBook Pro in the first half of the year. more…The post Digitimes: Backlit Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro coming later this year, 13-inch MacBook Pro with scissor keys sooner appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jan 20, 4:10pm -
  • Apple reportedly asks TSMC to increase A13 chip production to keep up with iPhone 11 demand

    Apple reportedly asks TSMC to increase A13 chip production to keep up with iPhone 11 demand

    Apple is reportedly asking its chipmaker TSMC to increase production of the A13 processor due to higher-than-anticipated iPhone 11 demand. Bloomberg reports that the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro are selling particularly well in China. more…The post Apple reportedly asks TSMC to increase A13 chip production to keep up with iPhone 11 demand appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jan 20, 7:53am -
  • These are the best sleep tracking apps for Apple Watch

    These are the best sleep tracking apps for Apple Watch

    Sleep tracking with Apple Watch is a great way to gain new insight into your sleeping habits and trends over time. Apple is apparently working on its own sleep tracking features for Apple Watch, but those features aren’t available just yet. In the absence of a first-party solution for Apple Watch sleep tracking, a handful of incredibly powerful third-party apps have come to the App Store. more…The post These are the best sleep tracking apps for Apple Watch appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jan 20, 7:33am -
  • Bloomberg: New low-cost iPhone entering production next month, could be released in March

    Bloomberg: New low-cost iPhone entering production next month, could be released in March

    According to a new report from Bloomberg this evening, Apple’s upcoming low-cost iPhone will enter mass production next month. This is the device that has commonly been referred to as the iPhone SE 2 and iPhone 9. more…The post Bloomberg: New low-cost iPhone entering production next month, could be released in March appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jan 20, 5:50am -
  • Upcoming Apple Podcasts expansion into original content will include companion content for TV+

    Upcoming Apple Podcasts expansion into original content will include companion content for TV+

    Apple has built up some notable momentum with Apple TV+ in the few short months since the launch of the service, even bringing home some awards. Now a new report from Bloomberg says that the company may use original podcasts to create companion content for Apple TV+ shows and movies. more…The post Upcoming Apple Podcasts expansion into original content will include companion content for TV+ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jan 20, 3:11am -
  • Netflix punches down at newcomer Apple TV+ in latest earnings release

    Netflix punches down at newcomer Apple TV+ in latest earnings release

    Netflix today reported its earnings for Q4 2019, which is the first quarter in which Netflix had direct competition from Apple TV+. In the accompanying letter to shareholders, Netflix took a direct shot at the popularity of the Apple TV+ series “The Morning Show.” more…The post Netflix punches down at newcomer Apple TV+ in latest earnings release appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jan 20, 3:04am -
  • Here’s what a $10 million lab dedicated to cracking iPhones looks like

    Here’s what a $10 million lab dedicated to cracking iPhones looks like

    Kicking off 2020, security and privacy is a hot topic between the latest standoff between Apple and the FBI over the Pensacola incident as well as Apple reportedly abandoning its plan to bring end-to-end encryption to iCloud backups. With an in-depth report on what a robust iPhone cracking operation looks like from the inside, Fast Company shares some fascinating details and photos of NYC’s $10 million cyber lab. more…The post Here’s what a $10 million lab dedicated to cracking iPhones…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jan 20, 2:26am -
  • Bipartisanship in Washington: Senators from both parties break impeachment trial rules with Apple Watch

    Bipartisanship in Washington: Senators from both parties break impeachment trial rules with Apple Watch

    As the senate begins the impeachment trial of President Trump today, the rules state that senators can’t use phones or electronic devices of any sort while in the chamber. But apparently, some lawmakers think that the Apple Watch doesn’t fall under those restrictions. more…The post Bipartisanship in Washington: Senators from both parties break impeachment trial rules with Apple Watch appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jan 20, 2:06am -
  • How to cancel Apple TV Plus on iOS and the web

    How to cancel Apple TV Plus on iOS and the web

    You’ve reached the end of For All Mankind, have finished your second run of The Morning Show, and it seems like there isn’t much to watch on Apple TV Plus. So how do you cancel your subscription? more…The post How to cancel Apple TV Plus on iOS and the web appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jan 20, 1:46am -
  • How to offload apps in iOS to save space without deleting their data

    How to offload apps in iOS to save space without deleting their data

    With ever-growing apps, better cameras and high-resolution video there’s always plenty of competition for the precious storage space on your iOS device. Deleting apps is one solution, but it might be better to simply offload your iOS apps instead. more…The post How to offload apps in iOS to save space without deleting their data appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jan 20, 1:39am -
  • Apple Card adds native support for exporting transactions to a spreadsheet

    Apple Card adds native support for exporting transactions to a spreadsheet

    Apple today has added a new option for Apple Card users: the ability to export monthly statements in spreadsheet form. This means you can download your Apple Card data, and then import it into your budgeting setup of choice. more…The post Apple Card adds native support for exporting transactions to a spreadsheet appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jan 20, 11:11pm -
  • Apple Business Chat to bring ‘new level of personalization’ to David’s Bridal customers

    Apple Business Chat to bring ‘new level of personalization’ to David’s Bridal customers

    Apple Business Chat continues to expand as a seamless way for companies to offer a more personalized and smooth customer experience. David’s Bridal is the latest company working on Apple Business Chat support and expects to be the first in its industry to do so. more…The post Apple Business Chat to bring ‘new level of personalization’ to David’s Bridal customers appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jan 20, 11:03pm -
  • 9to5Mac Daily: January 21, 2020 – iCloud encryption, iPhone 12 rumors

    9to5Mac Daily: January 21, 2020 – iCloud encryption, iPhone 12 rumors

    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.Enjoy the podcast?: Shop Apple at Amazon to support 9to5Mac Daily!https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/01/9to5Mac-Daily-01-21-2020.mp3 more…The post 9to5Mac Daily: January 21, 2020 – iCloud encryption, iPhone 12 rumors appeared first on 9to5Mac…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jan 20, 10:55pm -
  • Anker’s latest USB-C chargers highlight today’s best deals, plus iPhone cases, more

    Anker’s latest USB-C chargers highlight today’s best deals, plus iPhone cases, more

    Tuesday’s best deals include Anker’s latest USB-C accessories, plus deals on official iPhone XS Max cases, and a Samsung Thunderbolt 3 solid-state drive. Head below for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more…The post Anker’s latest USB-C chargers highlight today’s best deals, plus iPhone cases, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jan 20, 10:23pm -
  • Review: Samsung T7 Touch Portable SSD – faster than the T5 with fingerprint security in tow [Video]

    Review: Samsung T7 Touch Portable SSD – faster than the T5 with fingerprint security in tow [Video]

    A couple of weeks ago during CES 2020, Samsung took the wraps off the latest iteration of its T-series portable SSD line, the Samsung T7 Touch. The newest portable SSD in the South Korean giant’s portfolio comes with embedded PCIe NVMe flash storage for the first time, resulting in faster peak speeds compared to previous entries in the lineup.Additionally, the T7 Touch comes with a built-in solid state fingerprint security scanner to complement the password security that’s been present in…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jan 20, 8:29pm -
  • Comment: Apple’s decision on iCloud backups is wrong, but also understandable

    Comment: Apple’s decision on iCloud backups is wrong, but also understandable

    There’s always been one major problem with Apple’s privacy claim that ‘What happens on your iPhone, stays on your iPhone‘: it isn’t true of iCloud backups.Although Apple uses end-to-end encryption for both iMessage and FaceTime, it doesn’t do the same for iCloud backups. They are encrypted, but Apple holds the key, meaning that the company has access to a copy of almost everything on your phone – and that includes stored messages.I’d long expected Apple to fix this, but a repo…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jan 20, 8:28pm -
  • DUBL Drive easily turns new iPhone dual camera feature into smart dash cam

    DUBL Drive easily turns new iPhone dual camera feature into smart dash cam

    A sharp looking app has landed for iPhone that turns it into a dash cam with smart features like automatic recording based on heavy braking or impact, Apple Maps integration, and simultaneous front and rear facing camera recording for iPhone 11 and XS. more…The post DUBL Drive easily turns new iPhone dual camera feature into smart dash cam appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jan 20, 7:30pm -
  • Apple’s award season movie sale starts at $5 with top hits from the last 70 years

    Apple’s award season movie sale starts at $5 with top hits from the last 70 years

    It’s award season and Apple is back with its annual movie sales to celebrate. This time around, we’re focusing on iconic titles from the last 70 years across a wide range of genres. Deals start at $5 with each title becoming a permanent addition to your collection. Head below for all of our top picks and more. more…The post Apple’s award season movie sale starts at $5 with top hits from the last 70 years appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jan 20, 7:19pm -
  • 5G iPhones will help 2020 device growth, before slowdown returns – Gartner

    5G iPhones will help 2020 device growth, before slowdown returns – Gartner

    The launch of 5G iPhones this year will help 2020 device growth, predicts Gartner, before the decline returns next year.Gartner’s annual global device forecast aims to predict shipments for all sizes of computing devices, from smartwatches to PCs. The company says that this year will see a rare return to growth… more…The post 5G iPhones will help 2020 device growth, before slowdown returns – Gartner appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jan 20, 7:03pm -
  • Apple vs Williams case will be ‘groundbreaking’ whoever wins, says key lawyer

    Apple vs Williams case will be ‘groundbreaking’ whoever wins, says key lawyer

    The Apple vs Williams courtroom battle will be a groundbreaking case, whichever side wins. That’s the view of a prominent employment lawyer in California, who said the dispute between Apple and the engineer who lead its A-series chip development could hinge on some tricky details.It all comes down to how far Gerard Williams III stretched the protection afforded by California law … more…The post Apple vs Williams case will be ‘groundbreaking’ whoever wins, says key lawyer appeared…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jan 20, 6:22pm -
  • Apple reportedly abandoned plans to roll out end-to-end encrypted iCloud backups, apparently due to pressure from the FBI

    Apple reportedly abandoned plans to roll out end-to-end encrypted iCloud backups, apparently due to pressure from the FBI

    According to a report from Reuters, Apple abandoned plans to release an end-to-end encrypted version of iCloud backups after facing complaints from the FBI who told Apple that it would hinder their investigations.The report says that Apple was working on the feature more than two years ago, but it was cancelled after the FBI raised concerns. One employee said “legal killed it, for reasons you can imagine”. more…The post Apple reportedly abandoned plans to roll out end-to-end encrypted…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jan 20, 6:03pm -
  • Macworld speculates that Apple bought Xnor.ai to make Siri smarter

    Macworld speculates that Apple bought Xnor.ai to make Siri smarter

    While Xnor.ai was best known for its ability to detect people in smart camera feeds, Macworld suggests that Apple’s main motivation for buying the company may have been to make Siri smarter.The most obvious reason for Apple’s acquisition of Xnor.ai was to improve people detection in HomeKit Secure Video. But as we noted at the time, the company’s tech has broader applications … more…The post Macworld speculates that Apple bought Xnor.ai to make Siri smarter appeared first on 9to5Ma…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jan 20, 5:39pm -
  • Disney+ moves up release date of streaming service in Europe, announces pricing

    Disney+ moves up release date of streaming service in Europe, announces pricing

    Disney today announced that the Disney+ (Disney Plus) streaming service will launch in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria and Switzerland earlier than initially announced. more…The post Disney+ moves up release date of streaming service in Europe, announces pricing appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jan 20, 3:36pm -
  • How to use Apple Watch to discover songs

    How to use Apple Watch to discover songs

    Because it’s a wearable, Apple Watch is naturally the best fit for a variety of use cases when you need access to a device quickly. Follow along for a few ways to use Apple Watch to discover songs. more…The post How to use Apple Watch to discover songs appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jan 20, 1:31pm -
  • Rumor: 6.7-inch iPhone 12 to be thinner than iPhone 11 Pro Max, more sizing details

    Rumor: 6.7-inch iPhone 12 to be thinner than iPhone 11 Pro Max, more sizing details

    A new supply chain report from Macotakara today sheds new light on the sizing details of the 2020 iPhone lineup. The report also includes one notable caveat compared to what other reports have widely claimed we can expect from the iPhone 12 lineup in terms of design. more…The post Rumor: 6.7-inch iPhone 12 to be thinner than iPhone 11 Pro Max, more sizing details appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago, 21 Jan 20, 5:40am -
  • Apple now sells the iPhone XS/Max officially refurbished from $699

    Apple now sells the iPhone XS/Max officially refurbished from $699

    Apple is now offering certified refurbished iPhone XS/Max models in various capacities from $699 shipped. Originally starting at $999 when released in September of 2018, this is the first time that Apple has offered them officially refurbished. If buying the latest-and-greatest iPhone doesn’t tickle your fancy, then why not grab last year’s model at a discount? The iPhone XS sports a 5.8-inch display while the XS Max offers a 6.7-inch behemoth. Both are Super Retina displays with OLED HDR p…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Jan 20, 5:16am -
  • Tim Cook says AR is the ‘next big thing,’ teases Apple’s health initiatives that are ’cause for hope’

    Tim Cook says AR is the ‘next big thing,’ teases Apple’s health initiatives that are ’cause for hope’

    As we highlighted earlier today, Apple CEO Tim Cook is in Ireland this week to receive an award in recognition of Apple’s 40-year history in the country. After being recognized by IDA Ireland today, Cook sat down with IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan for a brief conversation. more…The post Tim Cook says AR is the ‘next big thing,’ teases Apple’s health initiatives that are ’cause for hope’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago, 21 Jan 20, 4:45am -
  • Mac: How to fix and restart the Touch Bar when it stops working

    Mac: How to fix and restart the Touch Bar when it stops working

    The Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro offers a variety of shortcuts according to each application, but sometimes it doesn’t work as expected. Users may eventually experience unexpected behaviors with it such as freezes or specific buttons not responding.If this has happened to you, be aware that you can fix it without having to restart your Mac, so follow along for how to fix the Touch Bar when it stops working. more…The post Mac: How to fix and restart the Touch Bar when it stops working app…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Jan 20, 3:07am -
  • Here’s our first look at Apple’s brand new rack-mounted Mac Pro

    Here’s our first look at Apple’s brand new rack-mounted Mac Pro

    Apple made the rack-mountable version of the Mac Pro available last week, and now the first orders are arriving to customers. As expected, the folks at MacStadium are planning to host the new Mac Pro in their data centers, and they’ve gotten their hands on the new rack-mountable machine today. more…The post Here’s our first look at Apple’s brand new rack-mounted Mac Pro appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jan 20, 11:53pm -
  • Monday’s best deals include AirPods from $129, 13-inch MacBook Air $199 off, more

    Monday’s best deals include AirPods from $129, 13-inch MacBook Air $199 off, more

    Friday’s best deals include second-generation AirPods from $129, plus 13-inch MacBook Air is $900, and you can grab a 21-inch iMac for $950. Head below for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more…The post Monday’s best deals include AirPods from $129, 13-inch MacBook Air $199 off, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jan 20, 10:24pm -
  • 9to5Mac Daily: January 20, 2020 – iPhone holiday popularity, iOS security

    9to5Mac Daily: January 20, 2020 – iPhone holiday popularity, iOS security

    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.Enjoy the podcast?: Shop Apple at Amazon to support 9to5Mac Daily!https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/01/9to5Mac-Daily-01-20-2020.mp3 more…The post 9to5Mac Daily: January 20, 2020 – iPhone holiday popularity, iOS security appeared first on 9to…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jan 20, 10:10pm -
  • NapBot Apple Watch sleep tracker adds iPhone-free app, new complications, awake trends, more

    NapBot Apple Watch sleep tracker adds iPhone-free app, new complications, awake trends, more

    Apple Watch sleep tracking app NapBot is out today with a big update that brings some handy new features including background tracking so it can work without iPhone, daily notifications, support for all complication types, redesigned Siri watch face card, trend for awake minutes, and more. more…The post NapBot Apple Watch sleep tracker adds iPhone-free app, new complications, awake trends, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jan 20, 8:55pm -
  • Police video shows Cellebrite device in action, says it ‘minimizes intrusion’

    Police video shows Cellebrite device in action, says it ‘minimizes intrusion’

    The police service in Scotland has posted a video showing a Cellebrite device in action, accessing text messages, photos, and calendar entries from a smartphone. The same device is used by many US law enforcement agencies… more…The post Police video shows Cellebrite device in action, says it ‘minimizes intrusion’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jan 20, 8:13pm -
  • Apple versus chip engineer: Apple wins two pre-trial motions, Williams one

    Apple versus chip engineer: Apple wins two pre-trial motions, Williams one

    The Apple versus chip engineer court battle has begun, with a judge ruling on pre-trial motions from both sides.Apple is suing Gerard Williams III for breach of contract after he left Apple in March of last year and set up his own chip company. Williams is credited with leading the development of all the A-series processors from the A7 chip in the iPhone 5s in 2013 through to the A12X chip used in the current iPad Pro range… more…The post Apple versus chip engineer: Apple wins two pre-tr…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jan 20, 7:24pm -
  • Report: iPhone 11 and 11 Pro models make up 69% of US iPhone sales in holiday quarter

    Report: iPhone 11 and 11 Pro models make up 69% of US iPhone sales in holiday quarter

    The latest sales research report from CIRP suggests that the iPhone 11 series has been well-received, with the combination of iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max accounting for 69% of all iPhones sold in the United States between October and December 2019.Unsurprisingly, the cheaper iPhone 11 was most popular, accounting for 39% of all iPhones sold. The year-old iPhone XR also continues to sell well at its newly-reduced $599 price point. more…The post Report: iPhone 11 and 11 Pr…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jan 20, 7:16pm -
  • Tim Cook in Ireland to collect award, says global corporate tax reform needed

    Tim Cook in Ireland to collect award, says global corporate tax reform needed

    Tim Cook is in Ireland to receive an award in recognition of Apple’s 40 years of investment in Ireland. Apple’s CEO is set to collect that award from prime minister Leo Varadkar.While there, Cook indirectly addressed criticism of Apple’s use of Ireland as its European HQ in order to reduce its tax bill in Europe… more…The post Tim Cook in Ireland to collect award, says global corporate tax reform needed appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jan 20, 6:51pm -
  • Jennifer Aniston is surprise winner of SAG award for The Morning Show

    Jennifer Aniston is surprise winner of SAG award for The Morning Show

    Jennifer Aniston last won the Screen Actor’s Guild (SAG) award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series, for her portrayal of Alex Levy in The Morning Show.She was up against four other actors for the award: Olivia Colman (The Crown), Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown), Jodie Comer (Killing Eve), and Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale) … more…The post Jennifer Aniston is surprise winner of SAG award for The Morning Show appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jan 20, 6:10pm -
  • Apple once more dedicates homepage to celebrating Martin Luther King Jr Day

    Apple once more dedicates homepage to celebrating Martin Luther King Jr Day

    In what is now an annual tradition, Apple has dedicated its homepage at apple.com to celebrating Martin Luther King Jr Day.Each year, Apple chooses a one-sentence quote, which this year is:Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. more…The post Apple once more dedicates homepage to celebrating Martin Luther King Jr Day appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jan 20, 5:32pm -

MacWorld

  • newHow to switch up your Apple ID if you’re leaving an organization that needs account access
    An Apple ID is a powerful hub for one’s Apple-centric identity. However, what if you use your Apple ID within an organization—an organization that needs access to Apple ID-linked purchases, email, developer resources, and other Cupertino-connected sites and services—and you’re retiring or moving to another place of employment?Take measures before it’s too late for the handoff. This is especially important when two-factor authentication (2FA) is enabled, because your former group cou…
    - 60 mins ago, 23 Jan 20, 6:45pm -
  • newiPad at 10: Why apps made the iPad a success
    It’s hard to believe that January 27 marks the tenth anniversary of the announcement of the iPad. As impressive as that first iPad was in terms of hardware, a decade later it’s clear that the iPad succeeded because of Apple’s focus on native iPad apps from the very first day.Sit down and lean backIf you go back and watch Steve Jobs’s keynote introducing the iPad, you’ll see the brilliance of Apple’s roll-out strategy. To start it all off, there’s a big comfy chair on stage, som…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Jan 20, 5:45pm -
  • newGaradget review: Open your garage door with open-source technology
    If you have the patience for delving into user forums if you need help, Garadget is worth a look.
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Jan 20, 4:30pm -
  • newCord-cutting and sports: 5 ways to squeeze out more savings
    Cord-cutting might not save as much money for sports fans, but these tips can help.
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Jan 20, 4:30pm -
  • newApple TV+ FAQ: Everything you need to know
    Apple has joined the likes of Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, and HBO Max with its own exclusive streaming service, Apple TV+. The new service, which launched on November 1 last year, features a wide assortment of TV shows funded by Apple’s mountainous cash pile, and the Cupertino company is sparing no expense in its attempt to lure viewers with some of the best-known actors, writers, and directors.Below, you’ll find a compendium of everything we know about the ambitious servi…
    - 16 hours ago, 23 Jan 20, 3:35am -
  • newiOS and iPadOS 13.3.1: The third developer beta has been released
    Another week, another iOS beta bugfix release. The staggered and piecemeal release of iOS 13 has been anything but smooth. When iOS 13.3 was released, we thought Apple might be done fixing bugs and adding features for awhile (at least until the new year). But lo and behold, the beta releases of iOS and iPadOS 13.3.1 have begun.Update 01/22/20: Apple has released the third beta of iOS 13.3.1 and iPadOS 13.3.1 to developers.What’s new in iOS 13.3.1Networking & Wireless locationAfter some co…
    - 20 hours ago, 22 Jan 20, 11:56pm -
  • FotoMagico for iPad review: Create stunning animated slideshows on the go
    If you want to breathe new life into static photos with minimal effort, there’s no better method than FotoMagico 5 for macOS, which we hailed as “more impressive than pulling rabbits out of a magic hat” in our May, 2016 review. For nearly 15 years, this slideshow creation software has been the go-to solution for casual shutterbugs and professional photographers alike.Fortunately, FotoMagico is now available for iPad, providing a way to assemble great slideshows from anywhere. Best of al…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jan 20, 5:45pm -
  • How to change your kid’s adult Apple ID account to a child account
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  • How to clone a macOS Catalina drive
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  • Apple TV+ original shows, series, and movies: Apple announces release dates for several shows coming this spring
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  • Apple Arcade: 'Kings of the Castle' out now
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  • Acquiring minds want to know: A peek inside Apple’s most recent corporate acquisitions
    If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it dozens of times: “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.”When it comes to its corporate acquisitions, Cupertino likes to play its cards very close to its chest. Of course, that doesn’t stop industry watchers from peering at the tea leaves to see if they can divine exactly what the company might be working on.And, hey, I’m no different than those folks, because Apple d…
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  • Amazon Prime, Hulu, and Netflix: The big three streaming services compared
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