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  • newApple's Privacy Team Does Deep Dive Into iOS 18 Privacy Features
    Apple's User Privacy Engineering Manager Katie Skinner and Privacy Product Marketing Lead Sandy Parakilas recently sat down with YouTuber Andru Edwards for a wide-ranging discussion on Apple's privacy policies.Topics covered include Apple's approach to privacy, the ways Apple contends with privacy laws in different countries, and how Apple deals with government requests, plus there's a good deal of information on the new features in iOS 18.Some of what's discussed covers privacy inform…
    - 2 hours ago 25 Jul 24, 4:32am -
  • newNCAA College Football Teams to Start Using iPads for Video Replay
    A trio of NCAA college football conferences, including the SEC, ACC, and Big Ten, recently announced that coaches and players will use iPads on the sidelines of games for video replay purposes starting in the upcoming 2024 season."We're thrilled the SEC, ACC, and Big Ten are utilizing iPad, as its unique capabilities and versatility make it the ideal solution to support coaches and student-athletes," said Scott Brodrick, an iPad product marketing employee at Apple. "With an unrivaled combi…
    - 3 hours ago 25 Jul 24, 3:30am -
  • newKuo: iPhone SE 4 and Ultra-Thin iPhone 17 to Use Apple's Own 5G Chip
    Apple is rumored to have been working on its own 5G modem for iPhones since 2018, but the project has reportedly faced numerous challenges and delays. At last, however, the project may be finally getting closer to completion.In a short article posted on social media platform X today, well-known Apple supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said two iPhone models with an Apple-designed 5G modem will be released in 2025, including a fourth-generation iPhone SE in the first quarter of the year and…
    - 4 hours ago 25 Jul 24, 1:49am -
  • newApple Maps Now Available on the Web
    Apple today announced that it has launched an Apple Maps on the web feature, which is available in a public beta capacity. Apple Maps for the web works in Safari and other web browsers, allowing users to get directions without having to open up the Maps app. ‌Apple Maps‌ on the web works like the ‌Apple Maps‌ app, so users can get driving and walking directions, find places to visit, view ratings and hours, and browse curated Guides. There are also features for ordering food direct…
    - 6 hours ago 25 Jul 24, 12:38am -
  • newApple Intelligence Features Still Coming in Later iOS 18 Developer Beta
    Apple Intelligence is still not available as of the fourth developer beta of iOS 18 this week, leading some to wonder if the features have been delayed. However, we have confirmed that Apple still plans to add some of the new Apple Intelligence features to an upcoming beta this summer. In other words, developers will be able to test the first Apple Intelligence features at some point before iOS 18 is widely released to the public.Given that public betas of iOS are based on developer betas,…
    - 6 hours ago 25 Jul 24, 12:32am -
  • newApple Releases Second macOS Sequoia Public Beta With iPhone Mirroring and More
    Apple today released the second beta of an upcoming macOS Sequoia update to its public beta testing group, giving the general public a chance to try out the new operating system's features ahead of its fall launch. The second public beta comes a bit over a week after the release of the first beta.Public beta testers can download ‌macOS Sequoia‌ from the Software Update section of the System Settings app after signing up on Apple's beta testing website and opting into the public beta un…
    - 8 hours ago 24 Jul 24, 10:36pm -
  • newApple Releases Second watchOS 11 Public Beta With Vitals App and More
    Apple today released the second beta of watchOS 11 to public beta testers, allowing non-developers to give the new features a try ahead of when the software launches this fall. The second beta comes a week after the first beta.‌watchOS 11‌ can be downloaded after signing up on Apple's beta software website and upgrading your iPhone to the public beta version of iOS 18. You'll need to open up the Watch app on ‌iPhone‌, go to General, select Software Update, and choose the ‌watchOS…
    - 8 hours ago 24 Jul 24, 10:32pm -
  • newApple Seeds Second tvOS 18 Public Beta
    Apple today released the second public beta of tvOS 18, giving the general public a chance to try out the new features ahead of the software's fall launch. The second beta comes a week after the first. Public beta testers can download the tvOS 18 beta by opening up the Settings app on Apple TV, choosing the Software Updates section under System, and then toggling on the Get Public Beta Updates option. Signing up on Apple's public beta website is required to get the option to show up.tv…
    - 8 hours ago 24 Jul 24, 10:31pm -
  • newKuo: Ultra-Thin iPhone 17 to Feature A19 Chip, Single Rear Camera, Semi-Titanium Frame, and More
    Apple supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo today shared alleged specifications for a new ultra-thin iPhone 17 model rumored to launch next year.Kuo expects the device to be equipped with a 6.6-inch display with a current-size Dynamic Island, a standard A19 chip rather than an A19 Pro chip, a single rear camera, and an Apple-designed 5G chip. He also expects the device to have a titanium-aluminum frame, but with a lower percentage of titanium than used for iPhone 15 Pro models.The analyst…
    - 9 hours ago 24 Jul 24, 9:36pm -
  • newApple Expected to Adopt Technology That May Pave Way for 2TB iPhones
    Taiwanese research firm TrendForce this week said it anticipates that Apple will begin releasing iPhones with quad-level cell (QLC) storage by 2026. This technology could pave the way for iPhones with 2TB of storage in the future.QLC is a denser storage technology compared to the triple-level cell (TLC) technology used for storage chips in existing iPhones, and this would allow for higher storage capacity within the same physical footprint. In addition, QLC storage is typically less expens…
    - 9 hours ago 24 Jul 24, 9:14pm -
  • newApple's Expansion in India Set to Accelerate Thanks to Duty Reductions
    Apple stands to benefit significantly from India's recent reduction in import duties on mobile phones and components, aimed at boosting local manufacturing and making high-end smartphones more affordable (via Reuters).India has announced a 5% cut in import duties on mobile phones, printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs), and mobile device chargers, reducing the rate from 20% to 15%. The move is expected to save Apple $35–50 million annually and supports the company's efforts to increase…
    - 9 hours ago 24 Jul 24, 8:55pm -
  • newM3 MacBook Air Gets Big $250 Discounts at Best Buy for Members, Plus Last Chance for OWC's Thunderbolt 3 Dock at $99.99
    Best Buy today has every model of Apple's 15-inch M3 MacBook Air on sale for new all-time low prices. These deals are only available to My Best Buy Plus and Total members, and reach $250 off each of these computers. We're also still tracking a massive $180 discount on OWC's 14-Port Thunderbolt 3 Dock today.15-Inch M3 MacBook AirNote: 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…
    - 10 hours ago 24 Jul 24, 8:00pm -
  • newApple Intelligence to Generate Playlist Artwork in iOS 18
    iOS 18 will feature the ability to create playlist artwork in Apple Music using generative AI, beta code suggests.Apple is seemingly preparing to introduce a new feature in ‌iOS 18‌ that allows users to create customized playlist artwork in ‌Apple Music‌ using Apple Intelligence. The feature, uncovered in the iOS 18 beta 4 code by 9to5Mac, will enable users to generate unique images tailored to their playlists using Image Playground.At the core of this new functionality is a ne…
    - 11 hours ago 24 Jul 24, 6:48pm -
  • newApple Vision Pro Gains New Lake Vrangla Environment
    Apple has released a new Environment for Apple Vision Pro, called Lake Vrangla, which is close to Oslo in Norway.‌Apple Vision Pro‌'s passthrough cameras are designed to show the wearer their physical surroundings, allowing them to place apps and other digital objects within the room. However, using the Digital Crown, users can switch to full virtual reality and block out the real world using a selection of Environments.The new Lake Vrangla Environment is available to all users as…
    - 13 hours ago 24 Jul 24, 5:05pm -
  • newKuo: 2026 iPhone to Use New Advanced Camera Sensor From Samsung
    Apple's iPhone will adopt a new 1/2.6-inch 48MP Ultra Wide CMOS image sensor (CIS) made by Samsung as early as 2026, breaking Sony's years-long monopoly as Apple's CIS supplier, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.Writing in a brief report published on X (formerly Twitter), Kuo said Samsung has already established a dedicated team within its ranks to work on the camera components with a view to specifically supplying Apple. For years now, Apple has exclusively sourced CIS for its i…
    - 14 hours ago 24 Jul 24, 4:36pm -
  • Adobe Adds New AI Tools to Photoshop and Illustrator
    Adobe today updated its Illustrator and Photoshop Creative Cloud apps, introducing a range of new features that streamline productivity. Many of the additions take advantage of generative AI and machine learning to save creators time.Photoshop has a new Selection Brush Tool for selecting areas by brushing over them without having to use the Quick Mask mode. The tool has opacity and hardness settings for feathered edges, allowing for more seamless selections.The Adjustment Brush Tool, w…
    - 1 day ago 24 Jul 24, 4:30am -
  • Internal Change to iPhone 16 Models Expected to Reduce Overheating
    Shortly after the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max were released last September, some customers began to experience an issue with the devices overheating. Apple eventually mitigated the problem with an iOS 17 update, but it might go a step further with the iPhone 16 models that are set to be released later this year.The Information today cited a source who said that iPhone 16 models will be equipped with a "larger graphite sheet" inside the chassis of the devices, to address potential o…
    - 1 day ago 24 Jul 24, 3:30am -
  • iPhone SE 4 Production Will Reportedly Begin Ramping Up in October
    Following nearly two years of rumors about a fourth-generation iPhone SE, The Information today reported that Apple suppliers are finally planning to begin ramping up mass production of the device in October of this year.If accurate, that timeframe would mean that the next iPhone SE would not be announced alongside the iPhone 16 series in September, as expected. Instead, the report speculates that the device could be released ahead of the Lunar New Year in January 2025. However,all three…
    - 1 day ago 24 Jul 24, 2:30am -
  • Everything New in iOS 18 Beta 4
    Apple released the fourth beta of iOS 18 today, introducing small changes to a number of features throughout the operating system. There are no big additions in this beta, but Apple is continuing to refine existing settings and design choices.Apple plans to continue updating ‌iOS 18‌ over the next few months, with the update set to be released this fall. We've rounded up all of the changes that we've found in ‌iOS 18‌ beta 4 so far.CarPlay WallpapersApple added new Light Mode…
    - 1 day ago 24 Jul 24, 1:38am -
  • You Can Change iPhone Mirroring Window Size in macOS Sequoia Beta 4
    With the fourth beta of macOS Sequoia that came out today, Apple added a useful new feature to iPhone Mirroring.When you connect your ‌iPhone‌ to your Mac, you can now make some changes to the window size, something that wasn't an option before. You can make the window bigger or smaller, changing the amount of screen space that it takes up on the Mac desktop.There are only three total sizes, including actual size, which is the size of your ‌iPhone‌'s display, smaller, and large…
    - 1 day ago 24 Jul 24, 12:56am -

The Unofficial Apple Blog

  • Frustration Mounts Over Lost AirPods and Ineffective Find My Feature
    Users of Apple’s popular AirPods are increasingly expressing frustration over the loss of their wireless earbuds and the ineffectiveness of the Find My feature in locating them. Many users have taken to social media to share their experiences of misplacing their AirPods and the difficulty they’ve encountered in finding them using the Find My app. […]
    - 2 days ago 22 Jul 24, 10:09pm -
  • Elon Musk’s xAI Unveils World’s Most Powerful AI Training Cluster
    In a significant milestone for the artificial intelligence industry, Elon Musk’s xAI company has unveiled the Memphis Supercluster, the world’s most powerful AI training cluster. The announcement was made by Musk on his X account, highlighting the collaboration between xAI, X, and Nvidia. Activation of the Memphis Supercluster The Memphis Supercluster, equipped with 100,000 liquid-cooled […]
    - 3 days ago 22 Jul 24, 4:32pm -
  • Apple Discusses Origins of Math Notes in iPadOS
    In a recent interview, Apple’s Jenny Chen and Ty Jordan explained the development of the new Math Notes and Smart Script features in iPadOS 18. These features stem from years of Apple technology and innovation, enhancing the user experience for iPad owners. Evolution of Math Notes and Smart Script Math Notes, a new feature in […]
    - 3 days ago 22 Jul 24, 5:21am -
  • Netflix Gains 8 Million Subscribers Amid Price Hikes and Ads
    Netflix has gained over 8 million global paid subscribers since April, according to the company’s second-quarter earnings report. With this increase, Netflix now boasts a total of 277.65 million paid subscribers worldwide. This reflects a 16.5 percent growth compared to last year. Rise in Ad-Supported Memberships Netflix’s ad-supported tier has seen substantial growth. Memberships increased […]
    - 3 days ago 22 Jul 24, 5:00am -
  • iPhone SE 4 to Use Same Rear Chassis as iPhone 16
    Apple is set to use the same rear chassis manufacturing process for the upcoming iPhone SE 4 as it does for the iPhone 16, according to a recent rumor from China. The claim, made by Weibo leaker “Fixed Focus Digital,” suggests that the backplate manufacturing for the new SE model will mirror that of the […]
    - 3 days ago 22 Jul 24, 3:26am -
  • Apple’s New Short Film “OOO” Highlights Remote Work Dynamics
    Apple has recently premiered a short film, “OOO (Out Of Office),” showcasing the dynamics of remote work through the journey of a team of colleagues known as “The Underdogs.” The film is a testament to the evolving nature of work and Apple’s pivotal role in facilitating seamless remote collaboration. Showcasing Apple’s Ecosystem in Action in […]
    - 3 days ago 22 Jul 24, 1:09am -
  • Apple Updates Maps and Apps for 2024 Olympics
    As Paris gears up for the 2024 Summer Olympics, Apple is rolling out a series of updates and features to help attendees and fans worldwide stay connected and engaged with the events. These enhancements include updates to Apple Maps, TV coverage, and a range of featured apps, ensuring a comprehensive and immersive experience for all […]
    - 4 days ago 20 Jul 24, 10:47pm -
  • Apple Warns iPhone Users to Switch to Safari for Better Privacy
    In a new YouTube video, Apple is urging iPhone users to stop using Google Chrome and switch to Safari to enhance their online privacy. The video highlights the key reasons why Safari is a better choice for iPhone users concerned about data security. Intelligent Tracking Prevention The video emphasizes Safari’s Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP) feature, […]
    - 4 days ago 20 Jul 24, 10:33pm -
  • Starlink’s New Gateway Terminal Achieves 8Gbps Internet Speeds
    Elon Musk announced on X that Starlink’s new Gateway terminal provides over 8 Gbps of downlink and will soon offer over 8 Gbps of uplink. SpaceX continues to push the boundaries of satellite internet capabilities, bringing faster and more reliable connections to users around the globe. Impressive Speedtest Results Michael Nicolls, VP of Starlink Engineering […]
    - 6 days ago 18 Jul 24, 11:55pm -
  • Key Suppliers Suggest iPhone 16 Orders May Not Increase
    Despite early reports suggesting an increase in orders for the iPhone 16 following the WWDC event, recent statements from two of Apple’s key suppliers, TSMC and Largan Precision, indicate otherwise. This development casts doubt on the anticipated surge in demand for Apple’s next-generation smartphone. TSMC and Largan Precision’s Insights TSMC, one of the world’s largest […]
    - 6 days ago 18 Jul 24, 10:36pm -

9to5 Mac Apple News

  • newApple invites developers to an in-person Apple Intelligence recap in Cupertino
    Apple Intelligence was officially announced at WWDC 2024, but so far there is no beta available and no word on when exactly the AI features will be available to users. Even so, the company is inviting developers to an in-person session on Apple Intelligence that will take place in Cupertino, California. more…
    - 2 hours ago 25 Jul 24, 3:56am -
  • newGoing on vacation? These are the best travel essentials for Apple devices
    It’s vacation season, and whether you’re heading out of town for some much-needed rest, or just traveling for work as usual, the accessories you travel with can make a world of difference.Here are the best travel essentials for Apple devices. more…
    - 4 hours ago 25 Jul 24, 1:49am -
  • newApple Maps launches on the web in new public beta
    Apple is bringing Apple Maps to the web for the first time. In a press release today, the company announced that you can now access Apple Maps on the web using Safari and Chrome on Mac and iPad, as well as Chrome and Edge on Windows PCs. more…
    - 6 hours ago 25 Jul 24, 12:40am -
  • newAltStore PAL now offering third-party apps to iPhone users in the EU
    In April, developer Riley Testut launched an alternative version of AltStore as an App Marketplace for iOS users in the European Union thanks to the Digital Markets Act (DMA) legislation. AltStore PAL was launched solely with apps developed by Testut, but users can now also find third-party apps in the store. more…
    - 6 hours ago 25 Jul 24, 12:01am -
  • newApple talks privacy of iOS 18 ChatGPT integration, Apple Intelligence in new interview
    Privacy is a major part of Apple’s aim to distinguish its AI efforts from its competition. So when Apple Intelligence debuts later this year, it will emphasize on-device processing, plus boast features like Private Cloud Compute and key protections in its ChatGPT integration. In a new interview, two members of Apple’s privacy team speak at length about what to expect from Apple’s privacy initiatives this year. more…
    - 6 hours ago 24 Jul 24, 11:54pm -
  • newApple releases public beta 2 for macOS Sequoia, watchOS 11, and tvOS 18
    It’s public beta 2 day. Apple has released the second public betas for macOS Sequoia, watchOS 11, and tvOS 18. Here’s what’s new. more…
    - 8 hours ago 24 Jul 24, 10:36pm -
  • newGet ready to see a lot of iPads on college football sidelines this season
    If you’re a college football fan, you’ll see a lot of iPads on the sidelines this year. Both the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and Southeastern Conference (SEC) have announced that they are teaming up with Apple to bring the iPad Pro and iPad Air to football sidelines and coaching booths.This comes after the NCAA approved new technology rules for college football back in April. more…
    - 8 hours ago 24 Jul 24, 10:00pm -
  • newDeals: 1TB M2 iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cell at $145 off, iPad 10 $300, AirTags, leather Apple Watch bands, Home Key lock, and more
    Your mid-week deals have arrived with a new all-time low on the top-of-the-line 13-inch M2 iPad Air with cellular connectivity at up to $145 off. From there, we are now tracking the return of Prime Day pricing on AirTags joining the current-generation iPad 10 back down at just $300 in all four colorways for what we can only assume is a limited time. All of which sits alongside a notable Home Key smart lock deal and the exclusive pricing we have secured for 9to5 readers on the brand new Burton Go…
    - 9 hours ago 24 Jul 24, 9:17pm -
  • newKuo: Apple set to replace Qualcomm with in-house 5G chips in two 2025 iPhones
    Apple has been working on its own cellular modems for years, with little to show for it. But according to Ming-Chi Kuo, it seems the company is finally ready to move its 5G chips in-house in 2025. more…
    - 9 hours ago 24 Jul 24, 9:11pm -
  • newRumor: New ultra-slim iPhone 17 to focus on form over function with just one camera
    Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is out with new details on the all-new “iPhone 17 Slim” set to debut next year. According to the analyst, the iPhone 17 Slim (Ultra?) will focus on form over function, with the company making significant compromises to achieve an “ultra-slim” design. more…
    - 9 hours ago 24 Jul 24, 9:03pm -
  • new9to5Mac Daily: July 24, 2024 – iOS 18 beta 4 changes and features
    On today’s episode of 9to5Mac Daily, we discuss the new Lake Vrangla Environment rolling out to Apple Vision Pro users. We also highlight what’s new in iOS 18 beta 4. Additionally, we delve into Apple’s work on next-gen iPhone camera upgrades and more, as detailed in a new report. Tune in for all of the latest Apple news!Sponsored by 1Password: Make sure that your family and their data are safe online. Everyone, from children to grandparents, has a digital identity – along with login…
    - 9 hours ago 24 Jul 24, 8:56pm -
  • newApple Intelligence release date: When to expect iOS 18’s AI features to launch
    Apple is prepping for one of its biggest software launches ever with iOS 18. A major component of new OS updates for the iPhone, Mac, and iPad is Apple Intelligence. Apple’s suite of AI features are not yet included in the developer or public betas. So when will they arrive?Here’s when to expect Apple Intelligence to release. more…
    - 10 hours ago 24 Jul 24, 8:44pm -
  • newiOS 18: How to lock and hide apps on iPhone
    Apple is improving iPhone security and privacy with iOS 18. One of the valuable new features is the ability to require Face ID for individual apps as well as putting them in a hidden folder. Read along for how to lock and hide apps on iPhone in iOS 18. more…
    - 10 hours ago 24 Jul 24, 8:31pm -
  • newTed Lasso’s creator has a new show coming to Apple TV+, here’s the first trailer
    Ted Lasso’s third and possibly final season wrapped up a full year ago, but the show’s creator, Bill Lawrence, has been hard at work on other Apple TV+ projects. One of those projects, Bad Monkey, is debuting soon. And today, Apple released the first trailer for the new comedy series. more…
    - 10 hours ago 24 Jul 24, 7:58pm -
  • newAndroid users switching to iPhone hits 5-year high, but there’s a downside for Apple
    Following a report that iPhone 15 device sales are below what Apple saw with the iPhone 14 series, CIRP has published its newest study on Android users switching to iPhone. While an increase in the metric means fresh customers, CIRP highlights there’s a negative side effect. more…
    - 10 hours ago 24 Jul 24, 7:56pm -
  • newNew agreement on AI regulation could be good news for Apple Intelligence in the EU
    EU countries are currently set to miss out on Apple Intelligence features, but that may now change as a result of a new agreement between the US, EU, and UK on AI regulation.Four law enforcement bodies have agreed to adopt “common principles” in the way that they address antitrust concerns over AI products and services – though some of the wording could potentially prove problematic for Apple … more…
    - 11 hours ago 24 Jul 24, 7:17pm -
  • newMeta Quest to get AI features ahead of Vision Pro
    Meta Quest VR headsets are to get AI features ahead of Vision Pro, with Meta updates rolling out next month.The move will see the artificial intelligence features currently available in Ray-Ban smart glasses brought to the Quest too, initially as an experimental feature … more…
    - 12 hours ago 24 Jul 24, 6:38pm -
  • newReport: New camera sensor coming to iPhone 18 line-up; Sony to lose monopoly
    A new report suggests that the iPhone 18 will be getting at least one new sensor, and that it will be made by Samsung rather than Sony.If correct, it would represent an end to Sony’s exclusivity on the contract for iPhone sensors … more…
    - 12 hours ago 24 Jul 24, 6:04pm -
  • newThis reported iPhone 17 feature could be a big deal for photographers
    The Information yesterday carried a report focusing on Apple’s work on a foldable iPhone, but it also included a reference to an iPhone 17 feature which could be a big deal for photographers.The piece suggested that at least one model will, for the first time, include a variable aperture, allowing better control over depth of field … more…
    - 13 hours ago 24 Jul 24, 5:33pm -
  • newApple TV+ shows and movies: Everything to watch on Apple TV Plus
    Apple TV+ offers exclusive Apple original TV shows and movies in 4K HDR quality. You can watch across all of your screens and pick up where you left off on any device. Apple TV+ costs $9.99 per month. Here’s every Apple original television show and movie available now on Apple TV+, as well as the latest trailers … more…
    - 14 hours ago 24 Jul 24, 4:46pm -
  • newHow to watch Time Bandits TV show
    Apple today premieres its new original series Time Bandits, inspired by the 1980s movie of the same name. Taika Waititi produced and stars in this latest incarnation, also featuring Lisa Kudrow as Penelope, leading a squad across time and space to help save the world.Eleven-year-old Kevin is the Time Bandits’ newest recruit, a history nerd who is a key aide on the time-travelling missions. This fun, light-hearted, series is designed for the whole family to enjoy. Watch with an Apple TV+ su…
    - 21 hours ago 24 Jul 24, 9:30am -
  • Apple Music will soon let users create playlist artwork using Apple Intelligence
    With iOS 17.1, Apple introduced a library of artwork that users can choose from to customize a playlist in Apple Music. However, it seems that the company wants to take this feature to the next level with iOS 18, soon integrating it with Apple Intelligence. more…
    - 1 day ago 24 Jul 24, 2:48am -
  • Everything new coming to Messages in iOS 18: emoji tapbacks, scheduled send, text formatting, RCS, and more
    Apple has some major upgrades coming to the Messages app in iOS 18, macOS Sequoia, and iPadOS 18.This fall when those major OS updates arrive, Messages will be adding new tapback options, message scheduling, text formatting with bold and italics, new effects, RCS support, and more.Here’s everything coming to Messages in iOS 18. more…
    - 1 day ago 24 Jul 24, 2:27am -
  • iPhone Mirroring adds window resizing in macOS Sequoia beta 4
    Today Apple released developer beta 4 for iOS 18 alongside macOS Sequoia and Apple’s other platforms. The new iOS 18 beta comes with a variety of tweaks, including new CarPlay wallpapers. But macOS Sequoia may be the highlight of today’s betas, with a valuable addition to iPhone Mirroring: window resizing. more…
    - 1 day ago 24 Jul 24, 1:43am -
  • New Lake Vrangla Environment rolling out now to Apple Vision Pro users
    Apple is rolling out a new Environment for Apple Vision Pro today. The new Lake Vrangla Environment transports Vision Pro users to Norway. It’s available for all Vision Pro users starting today, rolling out as an over-the-air download. more…
    - 1 day ago 24 Jul 24, 1:03am -
  • iOS 18: How to take advantage of Game Mode on iPhone and what it does
    iOS 18 takes gaming further with a dedicated Game Mode for iPhone and iPad. The new feature redirects system resources to maintain high frame rates, improves Bluetooth controller responsiveness and audio with AirPods, and more. Here’s how to use Game Mode on iPhone in iOS 18. more…
    - 1 day ago 24 Jul 24, 12:59am -
  • iOS 18 beta 4 adds new CarPlay wallpapers – and you can download them here
    iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 introduce new wallpapers for iPhone and iPad users, and we’ve made them available for download here. However, with the release of iOS 18 beta 4 for developers on Tuesday, Apple has also added new wallpapers for CarPlay – and we’re making them available for download as well. more…
    - 1 day ago 24 Jul 24, 12:52am -
  • iOS 18 beta 4: Here’s what’s new
    Apple released iOS 18 beta 4 to developer testers today. Even though Apple Intelligence is still missing, there are a few notable changes in today’s beta. Head below for a roundup of everything we’ve found in iOS 18 beta 4 so far. more…
    - 1 day ago 24 Jul 24, 12:51am -
  • Spotify in ‘early days’ of hi-fi audio plans that will bring subscription to nearly $20/month
    Spotify is still working on its hi-fi audio plans, according to CEO Daniel Ek. The company first announced hi-fi support in early 2021, but they’re apparently still “in early days.” And the kicker? The hi-fi (or ‘deluxe’) version of Spotify will cost nearly $20/month. more…
    - 1 day ago 24 Jul 24, 12:45am -
  • PSA: iOS 18 is going to disable your old ‘Today’ view widgets
    Apple has done a lot of work with widgets in recent years. A new class of SwiftUI-based iPhone widgets debuted in iOS 14, were added to in subsequent years, became interactive in iOS 17, and have made their way to the Lock Screen, StandBy, and more.But as the new widgets have evolved, Apple’s old widget system has continued to live on. All the way through iOS 17, you could use legacy widgets as part of your iPhone’s ‘Today’ view. That’s changing in iOS 18, which officially ends…
    - 1 day ago 24 Jul 24, 12:08am -
  • New watchOS 11, visionOS 2, and tvOS 18 betas now available
    Apple is rolling out new betas for watchOS 11, tvOS 18, and visionOS 2 for developers. These updates come ahead of a public release for Apple’s newest software platforms in September. more…
    - 1 day ago 23 Jul 24, 10:47pm -
  • Apple releases macOS Sequoia beta 4 for developers
    Alongside iOS 18 beta 4, Apple is also rolling out macOS Sequoia beta 4 to developers. The build number for today’s macOS Sequoia beta 4 release is 24A5298h. more…
    - 1 day ago 23 Jul 24, 10:44pm -
  • iOS 17.6 developer and public betas RC now available with release notes
    Today Apple has released the latest and hopefully final beta update for iOS 17.6. This new update is the RC (release candidate), and is available both as a developer beta and public beta. Release notes are now available for the first time. more…
    - 1 day ago 23 Jul 24, 10:44pm -
  • iOS 18 beta 4 now rolling out to developers
    iOS 18 beta 4 is now available for developers. The update comes two weeks after iOS 18 beta 3 was initially released, and a week after it was re-released alongside the iOS 18 public beta. more…
    - 1 day ago 23 Jul 24, 10:42pm -
  • 9to5Mac Daily: July 23, 2024 – iOS 17.6 coming soon, Rivian + CarPlay
    On today’s episode of 9to5Mac Daily, we discuss the latest iPhone SE 4 expectations. We also cover the Apple Sports app update, which includes more MLB data and Leagues Cup support. Additionally, we talk about Rivian’s CEO addressing the lack of CarPlay in a recent interview. Lastly, we look at what’s new in the upcoming iOS 17.6 update for iPhone users. Tune in for all of the latest Apple news!Sponsored by 1Password: Make sure that your family and their data are safe online. Everyone,…
    - 1 day ago 23 Jul 24, 10:29pm -
  • Apple Podcasts update reportedly cost a company $9 million in lost revenue
    When Apple changes its software, it doesn’t just impact the end user. Companies can be affected too, even by the smallest OS tweaks. According to one podcasting company, a tiny update to the Apple Podcasts app has cost them $9 million in lost revenue. more…
    - 1 day ago 23 Jul 24, 10:08pm -
  • Catch Nomad’s limited edition Olympic Games Apple Watch Band while you can
    We’ve seen several limited edition variants of Nomad’s Apple Watch Sport Band this year. Now the company is out with a new small batch to celebrate the 2024 Olympics with a red, white, and blue version of its popular Sport Band. more…
    - 1 day ago 23 Jul 24, 9:32pm -
  • Deals: 15-inch M3 MacBook Air $200 off, M2 iPad Pro up to $900 off, M3 Pro MacBook Pro all-time low, Apple Pencil Pro, more
    Today’s deals are now ready to go with the return of Prime Day pricing on starting from $1,099 shipped – there’s no telling how long this deal will last. We then move over to a one-day sale on the previous-generation M2 iPad Pro tablets with up to $900 in savings on the Wi-Fi + Cell variants and deals kicking off from $699. Those offers join all-time low pricing on M3 Pro MacBook Pro and Apple Pencil Pro, not to mention offers on a new Find My wallet, MagSafe charging stands, and more. He…
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  • Apple’s work on next-gen iPhone camera upgrades and more detailed in new report
    A new report from The Information dives into what to expect from the iPhone lineup over the next several years. According to the report, Apple is ramping up its work on a foldable iPhone and simultaneously planning more imminent changes to the rest of the lineup, starting with this year’s iPhone 16. more…
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  • CrowdStrike was the best ad campaign for the Mac…and cost Apple nothing
    Last week’s CrowdStrike outage wreaked havoc on global society in a way that few tech events can. It also, with no effort on Apple’s part, managed to inadvertently serve as one of the best ad campaigns for the Mac. more…
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  • This accessory turns your iPhone 15 Pro into a mobile studio
    I have said this before, and I will say it again. Bringing USB-C to iPhone with the iPhone 15 lineup completely changed how I use and view these phones. When talking about the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max, specifically, the power and versatility of that port open up so many new use cases for the iPhone. One use case, in particular, is the ability to record ProRes footage from the iPhone and save it directly to an external SSD without taking up valuable internal storage space. I have found the perfe…
    - 1 day ago 23 Jul 24, 8:15pm -
  • Report: Foldable iPhone is coming in 2026 with top-down fold design
    The first foldable iPhone is reportedly in the works for a 2026 debut, according to a new story from Digitimes. This would mark Apple’s first entry into foldable display technology and a major evolution for the iPhone. Here are the details. more…
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  • iPhone imports into India to get cheaper, thanks to tax cut
    iPhone imports into India are to get cheaper, thanks to a reduction in import taxes announced by the government. The change is expected to save Apple around $35M to $50M a year.While India has become Apple’s second-biggest manufacturing hub after China, the company still imports a significant number of iPhones into the country … more…
    - 1 day ago 23 Jul 24, 6:48pm -
  • Adobe announces new AI features coming to Illustrator and Photoshop
    Adobe has been adding a lot of AI-based features to its apps, and there are more to come. Today, the company announced updates to two of its most popular pieces of software, Illustrator and Photoshop, with new ways to create and edit using artificial intelligence. more…
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  • Prime Video update will make it easier to see what isn’t free with your subscription
    An Amazon Prime Video update rolling out today will address one of the biggest complaints made about the service – that it’s hard to tell what is and isn’t included with your subscription without first clicking on it.Amazon also claims that the new user interface is simpler and more personalized, making it faster to find something interesting to watch … more…
    - 1 day ago 23 Jul 24, 6:21pm -
  • CrowdStrike CEO called to testify before Congress to explain how it happened
    The House Homeland Security Committee has written to CrowdStrike CEO George Kurtz, asking him to testify before Congress. The letter says the committee wants Kurtz to explain how the global IT outage happened, and what steps it is taking to prevent any repetition.The demand comes as companies around the world struggle to recover from the global IT outage, with Delta saying that it has cancelled 4,000 flights since Friday and expects disruption to continue for another couple of days … m…
    - 2 days ago 23 Jul 24, 5:57pm -
  • Running Windows XP on an iPad is slow but fun
    Apple’s u-turn on PC emulators has made a bunch of things possible, and even easy – like running Windows XP on an iPad.One tech writer who tried it says that it runs very slowly (though possibly no slower than it did on PCs of that era), but he’s never used his iPad more frequently … more…
    - 2 days ago 23 Jul 24, 5:17pm -
  • Apple CSAM controversy continues: Charity says company under-reporting
    The Apple CSAM controversy doesn’t appear to be going away, as a British children’s charity accused the company of under-reporting incidents on its platforms.However, the report appears to be based at least in part on a failure to understand how end-to-end encryption works … more…
    - 2 days ago 23 Jul 24, 4:46pm -
  • WhatsApp wants to bring its AirDrop-like feature to iPhone users
    It’s been a while since WhatsApp has been working on a feature to let users share files with others without an internet connection, much like Apple’s AirDrop. While this feature was first being tested on Android, it seems that it will also be available to iPhone users. more…
    - 2 days ago 23 Jul 24, 7:20am -
  • Security Bite: North Korean hackers impersonate job recruiters to target Mac users with updated BeaverTail malware
    9to5Mac Security Bite is exclusively brought to you by Mosyle, the only Apple Unified Platform. Making Apple devices work-ready and enterprise-safe is all we do. Our unique integrated approach to management and security combines state-of-the-art Apple-specific security solutions for fully automated Hardening & Compliance, Next Generation EDR, AI-powered Zero Trust, and exclusive Privilege Management with the most powerful and modern Apple MDM on the market. The result is a totally automated App…
    - 2 days ago 23 Jul 24, 5:45am -
  • Apple Intelligence will make Apple bring its latest chip to entry-level iPhones and iPads
    We’ve been hearing rumors about a new generation of the iPhone SE for some time now, and a report this morning gave us more details about what to expect from the new model. One interesting detail about the recent leaks is the fact that the new iPhone SE may have the A18 chip, and this suggests that Apple wants to bring Apple Intelligence features even to entry-level iPhones and iPads. more…
    - 2 days ago 23 Jul 24, 5:23am -
  • Rumor: iPhone SE 4 to feature OLED display, new design, and higher price
    In addition to new details about next year’s iPhone 17 lineup, a rumor today has shed more light on what to expect from the next-gen iPhone SE. The so-called iPhone SE 4 will reportedly feature a larger display, a significantly upgraded camera, an OLED screen, and more. more…
    - 2 days ago 23 Jul 24, 1:56am -
  • These are the best reviewed shows on Apple TV+
    Wondering what to watch next on Apple TV+? Apple’s streaming service is home to a host of original programming, but unlike bigger streamers (e.g., Netflix), its shows don’t always get much buzz—even the really great ones.Here are the best reviewed shows available on Apple TV+, sorted by Rotten Tomatoes scores. more…
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  • Google Chrome is no longer ‘deprecating third-party cookies’
    In a rather stark turnaround, Google is no longer ending support for third-party cookies in its Chrome browser. more…
    - 2 days ago 23 Jul 24, 1:22am -
  • Upgrade your Mac setup with these products: My favorites
    If you’re looking to take your desk setup to the next level, this is the guide for you. Head below for some of my favorite products that can improve your working setup, ranging from accessories to decorations and more. All the things on this list are things I’ve personally used and can vouch for. more…
    - 2 days ago 23 Jul 24, 12:02am -
  • iOS 18 release date: When to expect the public launch
    We’re in full swing of the iOS 18 beta for both developers and public testers. But when will the update launch for everyone with all the new features? Follow along for when to expect the iOS 18 release date. more…
    - 2 days ago 23 Jul 24, 12:00am -
  • iPhone 17 Ultra? Slim? Air? Here’s why the latest rumor is so confusing
    We’re just a couple months away from the iPhone 16’s launch. There are a lot of changes in store for this year’s iPhones. But today it’s next year’s models at the center of a new rumor.When the iPhone 17 launches in 2025, reports indicate that Apple plans to introduce an advanced, ultra-premium model that stands apart from the rest of the lineup. I’ve taken to calling it the iPhone 17 Ultra, but today’s rumor casts new doubts over the role of this new model, and whether it migh…
    - 2 days ago 22 Jul 24, 11:48pm -
  • MagSafe Monday: AMEGAT’s 3 in 1 MagSafe charger brings 15-watt charging to your desk or nightstand
    In this week’s edition of MagSafe Monday, I am taking a look at the . It’s a stylish way to charge your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods with 15-watt charging for compatible devices. more…
    - 2 days ago 22 Jul 24, 11:30pm -
  • DeleteMe helps protect you and remove your data from the web [Save 20%]
    Data privacy is extremely important. At the same time, some people would be surprised at how much of their personal information someone can obtain with just a quick online search. Luckily, DeleteMe helps you remove your personal data from data brokers – and consequently from other parts of the internet. more…
    - 2 days ago 22 Jul 24, 11:06pm -
  • Slack for iOS gains these new Lock and Home Screen widgets
    Slack is out with an upgrade for iPhone with four new widgets. Three you can use on your Home Screen and one is made for quick access from your Lock Screen. more…
    - 2 days ago 22 Jul 24, 10:05pm -

Cult of Mac

  • newThe incredible shrinking, stretching iPhone
    Little phone, how I miss you. | Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge We’ve already heard rumblings about an iPhone Slim model taking the place of the iPhone Plus in 2025, making it the iPhone 17 Slim. Now, a new report from Apple supply chain expert Ming-Chi Kuo corroborates earlier claims, suggesting that the company’s incredible shapeshifting non-Pro iPhone is about to evolve yet again.Kuo agrees it will come with a 6.6-inch screen and adds that it’ll have just one…
    - 5 hours ago 25 Jul 24, 12:57am -
  • newHere are the best iPad deals right now
    Despite how recently it launched, Apple’s latest iPad Pro is already on sale for up to $100 off. | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge While the best iPad deals usually land during major sale events like Black Friday and Amazon Prime Day, many great iPad deals are attainable outside those times. The day-to-day discounts may come and go like changing winds, but there’s often something to be saved, particularly on the more affordable iPads. What’s more, Apple…
    - 5 hours ago 25 Jul 24, 12:49am -
  • newApple Maps launches on the web to take on Google
    A screenshot of Apple Maps on the web. | Screenshot: The Verge Apple Maps is finally available on the web. Through a beta that launched on Wednesday afternoon, you can now get driving and walking directions as well as view ratings and reviews from the web version of Apple Maps in a desktop or mobile browser.Apple Maps is available through the beta.maps.apple.com site. You can do most of what you can do in the iOS version of the app, including view guides, order food dire…
    - 6 hours ago 25 Jul 24, 12:43am -
  • newApple may use Samsung for iPhone cameras, ending longtime Sony run
    Photo by Allison Johnson / The Verge Apple might start using Samsung camera sensors as soon as 2026, marking the end of Sony’s decade-plus run as the sole supplier of the phones’ camera sensors.The phones are expected to use a Samsung-made “1/2.6-inch 48MP ultra-wide CMOS image sensors” starting “as early as 2026,” according to supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The rumor doesn’t suggest whether Samsung will replace Sony for any other iPhone camera sensors.…
    - 8 hours ago 24 Jul 24, 10:47pm -
  • newiPhone torrenting apps are now available in the EU
    You won’t find (most) of these on Apple’s official iOS App Store. | Image: Riley Testut / AltStore PAL The first batch of third-party apps are making their way onto AltStore PAL, just over three months after the alternative iOS app marketplace launched in the EU. Three out of the four apps being released today are exclusive to AltStore PAL and can’t be found on Apple’s official iOS App Store. The apps developed by people other than AltStore PAL co-creator Riley Te…
    - 8 hours ago 24 Jul 24, 10:32pm -
  • newiPhones will soon be able to stream live video on 911 calls
    Image: Apple / RapidSOS First responder networks are lining up to support a major new emergency feature in iOS 18: Live Video support. Now, 911 support platforms, including RapidSOS Unite and Prepared, are integrating with Apple’s Emergency SOS Live Video, which was announced at WWDC in June.The new feature lets you video chat with 911 dispatchers and emergency responders, aiding them in finding you fast when you need help. Apple’s Emergency SOS could already relay a…
    - 8 hours ago 24 Jul 24, 10:05pm -
  • newApple’s Sunny imagines a cozy future where screens fade into the background
    Sunny the robot has a very expressive face. | Image: Apple The murder mystery was a chance for showrunner Katie Robbins to imagine a different kind of sci-fi vision. Continue reading…
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  • newWe experimented with macOS on the iPad, and it was surprisingly good
    Apple executives Greg Joswiak and Craig Federighi have made it well known that the company has little interest in getting the iPad prepared for macOS software. During an event following Apple’s 2024 Worldwide Developers Conference in June, Federighi said, “We want to keep making iPad the best iPad it can be. We are not trying to create a Windows 8 PC or whatever.” But that hasn’t stopped Apple users from craving something more out of their iPads. Across our articles, vid…
    - 11 hours ago 24 Jul 24, 7:30pm -
  • The best deals on MacBooks right now
    Some of the latest M3 MacBooks are on sale, and you can find great discounts on older models, too. | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Apple currently sells MacBooks equipped with its own M-series chips in a wide range of sizes and price points. It recently discontinued the M1 MacBook Air to make room for the M3 Air, but some retailers are still selling the last-gen laptop starting at $649 — a far cry from the $2,499 starting price of the latest 16-inch MacBoo…
    - 1 day ago 24 Jul 24, 3:43am -
  • Stuff this trackable wallet with everything but an AirTag
    You won’t need to stuff an AirTag inside ESR’s Geo Wallet to find it. | Image: ESR With its own integrated tracking module compatible with Apple’s Find My network and a traditional bifold design, ESR’s Geo Wallet can be located using an iPhone if it goes missing and without the bulge of an AirTag stuffed inside.There’s no shortage of wallets designed to accommodate an AirTag or credit card-sized trackers such as the Chipolo, but by using its own tracking module…
    - 1 day ago 24 Jul 24, 1:18am -

Apple Insider

  • newOyen Digital U34 Bolt SSD review - Enormous drive speed in a rugged package
    Apple's SSD prices are pretty high for what you get, so there's a big market for external drives. If you need a massive external SSD, the Oyen Digital U34 Bolt is price-leading and speedy to boot.Oyen Digital U34 Bolt reviewOyen Digital is not one of those brands on Amazon, with too many adjacent consonants making pronunciation impossible. The company has been around, probably without you knowing about them, since the late FireWire days. They've been providing higher-end storage solutions since…
    - 2 hours ago 25 Jul 24, 4:22am -
  • newLook out MapQuest, Apple Maps debuts on the web in beta
    It's taken 12 years, but Apple Maps is finally available on the web for those still looking to print directions on paper or search for business information on a Windows computer.Apple Maps on the webApple Maps actually first made its way to the web with MapKit JS in 2018, which let websites embed Apple Maps instead of Google Maps. Now, the entirety of Apple Maps is available as a website, but it's in beta.The web version of Apple Maps is a simple clone of the mapping interface found on your iPho…
    - 5 hours ago 25 Jul 24, 1:11am -
  • newApple has reportedly dropped Qualcomm modems on two 2025 iPhones
    After reportedly committing to using 5G iPhone modems from Qualcomm until 2027, Apple is now said to be ready to deliver its own alternative two years early.A Qualcomm 5G modemApple's desire to use its own 5G modems instead of Qualcomm's has been behind many years of work. Until now, it has been believed that March 2027 is when the switch will finally happen, but now a report claims it will at least begin much sooner.According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will introduce its own 5G modems with…
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  • newiPhone 17 again said to kill off plus size in favor of iPhone slim
    More details have emerged about Apple's iPhone model that will replace the iPhone 17 Plus, spelling out expected screen size, resolution, and more.iOS on an iPhone 14 Pro MaxMing-Chi Kuo is having a busy Wednesday. Just hours after discussing the iPhone 17 camera supplier situation, he's revealing what he says he knows about a rumored "iPhone 17 slim" device.Kuo is mostly reiterating previous reports on the subject in his report. He says that the device will be 6.6-inches diagonal, larger than t…
    - 9 hours ago 24 Jul 24, 9:12pm -
  • newBest Buy is blowing out M2 iPad Pro inventory with savings up to $600 off
    Best Buy is clearing out M2 iPad Pro inventory and both 11-inch and 12.9-inch models are up to $600 off. Cellular models start at just $699, but inventory may be limited.The Great Summer Sale at Best Buy offers discounts on hundreds of electronics, but we're particularly interested in the blowout deals on Apple's M2 iPad Pro. With markdowns of up to $600 off and prices dipping to as low as $699 for cellular models, the blowout savings can save you a bundle on a tablet that's still highly capable…
    - 9 hours ago 24 Jul 24, 8:56pm -
  • newAndroid switchers boost iPhone Sales -- but not for the iPhone 15
    Over the years, Apple has benefited greatly from Android users switching to iPhones. The models that the switchers are picking now is a short-term strategic challenge for Apple, but a long-term gain.Android switchers boost iPhone Sales — but not for the iPhone 15In the June 2024 quarter, 17% of iPhone buyers were former Android users, the highest percentage in the last five years. The numbers represent a substantial increase from the same period in 2023.Despite the influx of switchers, Apple h…
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  • newiPhone 17 cameras may get variable aperture for better bokeh
    The iPhone 17 could offer a big boost to photographers, by including a variable aperture that gives more control over the blurriness of an image.A render of the iPhone 16 Pro's camera bumpStandalone cameras, such as DSLRs and mirrorless cameras, offer a few ways to fine-tune the image beyond the standard capabilities of a smartphone camera. The gap in adjustable elements may shrink more when it comes to the iPhone 17.According to sources of The Information, Apple is planning to include adjustabl…
    - 12 hours ago 24 Jul 24, 6:42pm -
  • newFirst responder network RapidSOS adds Emergency SOS video support with iOS 18
    Apple's forthcoming video expansion to Emergency SOS via Satellite for iOS 18 will now be supported by RapidSOS, a platform linking millions of users to 911 and other emergency services.What a user will see when using Emergency SOS via Satellite with RapidSOS and video (Source: RapidSOS)Apple's Emergency SOS via Satellite was a revolutionary safety feature when it was launched with the iPhone 14, and it has since saved lives around the world. Initially, it would connect stranded users to first r…
    - 12 hours ago 24 Jul 24, 6:35pm -
  • newApple Intelligence may get ability to create Apple Music playlist art
    Code within the latest iOS 18 developer beta suggests that Apple Intelligence will play a part in creating playlist artwork within Apple Music.Apple Intelligence may create artwork for Apple Music playlistsApple is truly planning to plug Apple Intelligence into everything. Reinforcing the core idea that it will power features instead of being a ChatGPT-like app, new evidence shows that there will be an Apple Intelligence-powered aspect to Apple Music.As Apple releases its fourth round of develop…
    - 12 hours ago 24 Jul 24, 5:51pm -
  • newSamsung again rumored to be battling Sony for future iPhone camera business
    It's been said before that the iPhone 16 Pro ultra-wide camera will get an update to 48 megapixels, but a new rumor claims that Samsung — not Sony — will supply those image sensors two models later, in the iPhone 18 Pro.Rendered iPhone 16 Pro modelsIt's been said before, and it's been repeated by others — 48 megapixel sensors are coming to the ultra-wide camera in the iPhone 16 Pro line. A previous rumor claimed that Apple was looking at Samsung as a potential supplier for this camera.Unch…
    - 13 hours ago 24 Jul 24, 5:05pm -
  • newHow to use iPhone Mirroring in iOS 18 and macOS Sequoia
    Apple's iPhone Mirroring feature arrives in iOS 18 and macOS Sequoia. Here's how to get your iPhone screen to appear on your Mac after the update.iOS 18 and macOS Sequoia's iPhone Mirroring, as shown at WWDCIntroduced as part of the package of feature updates for iOS 18, iPhone Mirroring promised to make lives a little bit easier for Mac owners who also had an iPhone.Mac owners may occasionally want to look at a notification on their iPhone, but it's on the other side of the room or is otherwise…
    - 13 hours ago 24 Jul 24, 5:01pm -
  • newApple's batterygate settlement fund didn't have enough money to pay a $92.17 check
    So much for being the world's most valuable company. An iPhone "batterygate" settlement check has bounced and allegedly because of insufficient funds.The bounced check that will bring down Apple. (Source: First Coast News)Maybe those falling sales in China are worse than we think. When Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri next announce Apple's earnings on August 1, 2024, perhaps they're going to have to own up to some devastatingly bare coffers.For according to Florida's First Coast News, Clay County…
    - 14 hours ago 24 Jul 24, 4:44pm -
  • newSpain launches antitrust investigation over Apple's App Store practices
    Spain has become the latest country to accuse Apple of possible anticompetitive actions concerning alleged unfair treatment of developers on the App Store.Apple Passeig de Gracia store in SpainThe investigation is to be conducted by Spain's Comision Nacional De Los Mercados Y La Competencia (CNMC), which has previously fined Apple and Google a combined $218 million for antitrust behavior. That fine is currently suspended as the two companies appeal the decision with the Spanish High Court.Now ac…
    - 14 hours ago 24 Jul 24, 3:50pm -
  • newApple seeds fourth developer betas of iOS 18, iPadOS 18, tvOS 18, watchOS 11, visionOS 2
    Apple's now on its fourth round of developer betas for its fall operating system updates, with new builds of iOS 18, iPadOS 18, tvOS 18, macOS Sequoia, watchOS 11, and visionOS 2 now availableApple releases fourth developers betas for iOS 18 and the restRound four arrives after an unusual third round. After the initial release on July 8, July 10 for macOS Sequoia, Apple then reissued the betas for iOS 18, iPadOS 18, and macOS Sequoia on July 15.The betas are for iOS 18, iPadOS 18, watchOS 11, tv…
    - 24 hours ago 24 Jul 24, 6:34am -
  • Lake Vrangla immersive environment appears for all Apple Vision Pro users
    Lake Vrangla is a foggy new environment available in visionOS, beta or not, and is found near Oslo, Norway, in the real world.Lake Vrangla now available to all Apple Vision Pro usersApple launched the Apple Vision Pro in February 2024, and a slow trickle of updates and media followed. The reveal of visionOS 2 during WWDC showed that some welcome improvements were coming, as well as new environments.Bora Bora debuted in the first visionOS 2 beta, and now we have Lake Vrangla. However, it arrived…
    - 1 day ago 24 Jul 24, 3:13am -
  • Apple's iPhone Fold could now launch in 2026
    A new industry report claims that Apple's iPhone Fold is now set to arrive sooner than expected, with the iPhone 18 range.A render of an iPhone FoldReports of Apple producing a foldable iPhone have persisted for years, and for at least as long as its rivals have had ones. Most recently, there have been reports of two different designs of a folding iPhone being considered, and that a launch won't be until 2027.According to Digitimes, however, Apple may have chosen its design, and that overall tim…
    - 1 day ago 24 Jul 24, 2:44am -
  • X website reverts water pistol emoji to realistic gun
    Users on Twitter/X have found that after six years, choosing the pistol emoji now shows an image of a gun instead of a water pistol.Choosing the "Pistol" emoji on Twitter/X now again gets you a gun instead of a water pistolThe existence of any particular emoji is down to the Unicode Consortium and its annual decisions, rather than specific firms such as Apple, Google, or Twitter. Each company does its own graphic design representation, and today, X has demonstrated that by going against the indu…
    - 1 day ago 23 Jul 24, 11:22pm -
  • Apple issues release candidates of current-gen OS updates
    Apple is now on its fifth round of current-generation operating system builds, including release candidates for iOS 17.6 and iPadOS 17.6.iOS 17Developers taking part in Apple's beta program can download the new builds to an Apple Developer Centeror by updating their iPhone or iPad already running the betas via the Settings app. Public beta versions usually arrive shortly after the developer versions.These release candidates are for the current-generation versions of Apple's operating systems, in…
    - 1 day ago 23 Jul 24, 11:03pm -
  • Microsoft Copilot is fairly relaxed about trademark use
    While AI is under attack from copying existing works without permission, the industry could end up getting into more legal trouble over trademarks.Images created by Microsoft's CopilotThe rise in interest in generative AI has also led to an increase in complaints about the technology. Along with the complaints that the AI can often be incorrect, there are often issues with the sourcing of content to train the models in the first place.This has already caused some litigious action, such as Conde…
    - 1 day ago 23 Jul 24, 10:15pm -
  • Future Apple Vision Pro update could let users create their own gestures
    Apple has plans for making Apple Vision Pro even more accessible and allowing for it to be controlled with customized gestures.Apple Vision Pro may recognize familiar gestures and let you assign them to tasksImagine being on a Zoom call and being able to mute yourself the way a radio DJ does by making a slicing gesture in front of your throat. Or perhaps make the age-old hand signal for "phone me" and have Apple Vision Pro send your contact details to whoever you're looking at.That's the implica…
    - 1 day ago 23 Jul 24, 9:37pm -
  • Hands on with tvOS 18 beta, MagSafe travel chargers, & new HomePod on HomeKit Insider
    On this episode of the HomeKit Insider Podcast, we hit the latest drops in the smart home space, including new sensors and an updated HomePod as well as cover the changes in tvOS 18.HomeKit Insider PodcastThis week was full of smart home news and several new product launches. Before getting into the week's news, we recapped some of our relevant coverage.We walked through our roundup of the best MagSafe travel chargers. There were 10 featured chargers that varied in features, but all offered up t…
    - 1 day ago 23 Jul 24, 8:23pm -
  • Every M3 iMac is on sale this week, with prices dropping to as low as $1,149
    Back-to-school deals on iMacs are heating up at Apple resellers this week, with Prime Day pricing returning at Amazon and exclusive triple-digit discounts on upgraded models at B&H and Adorama.Kicking off the iMac sale is a price war on the standard 24-inch configuration with an 8-core GPU, 8GB RAM, and a 256GB SSD, which is marked down to $1,149 at Amazon and B&H Photo Video in select colorways.Buy from $1,149But if you're looking to future-proof your purchase (and budget allows) we highly reco…
    - 1 day ago 23 Jul 24, 8:18pm -
  • Google gives up on Chrome plan to ditch third-party cookies
    Four years after declaring it wanted to block third-party cookies in Chrome, Google has confirmed it won't block the online trackers after all.Google Chrome iconIn 2020, around the time when Apple blocked third-party cookies in Safari, Google insisted it would do the same thing. Four years later, Google has seemingly given up on blocking them.A blog post from Google VP Anthony Chavez about the Privacy Sandbox published on Tuesday says that the plan is moving in a different direction. Continue Re…
    - 1 day ago 23 Jul 24, 7:33pm -
  • India makes it cheaper to import and manufacture iPhones
    India is cutting back its import duty on iPhones and also selected iPhone components, meaning it will cost Apple less to bring in completed phones, and to make new ones locally.Mumbai, IndiaAt least one reason that Apple even began producing iPhones in India was because locally-made devices have avoided the country's 20% import tax. In recent years, iPhone manufacturing in India has increased radically, with the region specifically benefitting from Apple's moves to reduce its dependency on China…
    - 2 days ago 23 Jul 24, 5:11pm -
  • Apple's Jeff Williams takes another secret overseas trip, this time to China
    Apple's Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams has been seen in Chinese state media photographs, meeting with senior officials in the country.Apple's Chief Operating Officer, Jeff WilliamsIn May 2024, Jeff Williams went on what's been described as a secret visit to TSMC in Taiwan. It was secret in that neither Apple nor it chip maker either announced or apparently confirmed the visit, which was reported on by local media.The meeting was said to be about securing TSMC's new 2-nanometer processor o…
    - 2 days ago 23 Jul 24, 4:46pm -
  • iPhone SE 4 rumored to feature FaceID, OLED display in substantial redesign
    A new rumor suggests that Apple's budget-friendly iPhone SE could get a substantial redesign in its fourth iteration — and a higher price tag.The current iPhone SE is the last model to feature Touch ID instead of Face IDThe iPhone SE is known for being Apple's budget-friendly iPhone, and currently, the only model available for those who still prefer Touch ID over Face ID. However, a new rumor from Ice Universe, a leaker with a good track record, says that's about to change.The new model will f…
    - 2 days ago 23 Jul 24, 2:55am -
  • Top 100 chart debuts on Apple Music Classical
    Apple Music Classical is now curating a top 100 chart compiled weekly from listening figures across more than 165 countries.The new Apple Music Classical Top 100 on an iPhoneIt's sixteen months since Apple launched the Apple Music Classical app for iOS, and since then it's been expanding its availability around the world. Now, it's launching a new chart that uses data from all those countries to compile one definitive top 100 list."Apple Music Classical has been a huge hit with classical fans ar…
    - 2 days ago 22 Jul 24, 10:46pm -
  • Limited supply: M3 MacBook Air with 16GB RAM drops to $1,099
    The upgraded M3 MacBook Air configuration is $200 off with bonus perks at Apple Authorized Reseller B&H Photo. But supply is limited, so you'll want to grab the offer right away.Get an M3 MacBook Air 16GB for $1,099.Bargain hunters this week can pick up the M3 MacBook Air 13-inch with a bump up to 16GB unified memory for $1,099 when you order the laptop in Midnight or Space Gray (two of the most popular colorways).Buy for $1,099 Continue Reading on AppleInsider
    - 2 days ago 22 Jul 24, 9:58pm -
  • Rivian adds Apple Music, but won't consider CarPlay
    Rivian CEO says it's awesome having Apple Music in its cars, but the firm wants drivers to use its systems instead of switching in and out of CarPlay.Rivian R1TIt's been said that Apple should buy Rivian, and it's certainly been said that General Motors made a mistake ditching CarPlay. But in a new interview, Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe says he "thinks the world" of Apple products but won't add CarPlay — and that Apple wouldn't do it in his position either."We have a great relationship with Apple,"…
    - 2 days ago 22 Jul 24, 8:58pm -
  • Better than Prime Day pricing hits AirPods Max at Amazon
    A new record low price is in effect on AirPods Max this Monday, with the over-ear headphones 30% off at Amazon.AirPods Max fall to lowest price on record.Save $166.30 on AirPods Max in Pink today, beating the Prime Day price by $12 and delivering a new record low cost. Amazon is labeling the offer a limited-time deal, with 5% of the allotment claimed at press time.Buy for $382.70 Continue Reading on AppleInsider
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  • Hands on: Nomad eSIM provides simple travel data options in over 170 countries
    Travel is filled with too many complicated decisions as it is, so let Nomad make things simple by providing your eSIM data plan in over 170 countries.Nomad eSIM hands onThe AppleInsider staff has some experience with travel. Between some of us with military deployments under our belts, and a few that have the ability to roam Europe, we've had to deal with travel SIM cards a time or two.The biggest problem has always been the most obvious — which provider do you choose when they're all unknown…
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  • Microsoft blames European Commission for global CrowdStrike catastrophe
    The worldwide outage of Windows PCs was because of European Commission demands, says Microsoft, and we should get used to it.A typical "Blue Screen of Death" as seen by millions of people worldwide after the CrowdStrike updateThe outage that closed airports, shut down hospitals, and took out television stations was actually caused because of a single Windows update. Security firm CrowdStrike pushed out a flawed update, which it admits created the problem.However, Microsoft has now told the Wall…
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  • Whole iPhone 17 range to get 120Hz ProMotion plus slim model
    A new leak backs up previous claims that Apple is planning a slimmer iPhone 17, and that 120Hz ProMotion will no longer be a Pro model exclusive.iPhone 17 line to get ProMotion on all modelsPrevious rumors have said that the whole iPhone 17 range will boast an LTPO display, meaning that they will get the ProMotion screen that provides a faster, more responsive display. Those rumors did specifically say that the iPhone 17 Plus would be getting this screen, and the existence of the Plus model has…
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  • Party's over: Apple tries to shrink costs of Apple TV+ productions
    Billions have been spent on Apple TV+ original TV shows and movies, but now there is more pressure to control how the massive budgets are spent on productions.Foundation for Apple TV+ had a budget of $5M per episodeLike other major streaming services, Apple has spent a lot of money on original programming. Now, it wants to try to be more thoughtful with its expenditure on video content.According to sources of Bloomberg, Apple SVP of Services Eddy Cue has been holding budgetary meetings with stud…
    - 3 days ago 22 Jul 24, 6:02pm -
  • Child safety watchdog accuses Apple of hiding real CSAM figures
    A child protection organization says it has found more cases of abuse images on Apple platforms in the UK than Apple has reported globally.Apple cancelled its major CSAM proposals but introduced features such as automatic blocking of nudity sent to childrenIn 2022, Apple abandoned its plans for Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) detection, following allegations that it would ultimately be used for surveillance of all users. The company switched to a set of features it calls Communication Safety,…
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  • Apple TV+ gifts PlayStation owners a three-month trial offer
    Sony PlayStation 4 or 5 model users who have a PlayStation Network account and have or create an Apple ID can get a three-month free trial of Apple TV+, the company's on-demand video service.PlayStation 4 and 5 owners can enjoy Apple TV+ through their console.The new promotion runs until September 22, 2024. Apple partnered with Sony to run a similar promotion during the pandemic in 2021 that offered a six-month trial, but typically offers new users a one-week tryout period.The Apple TV+ service…
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  • Amazon's $299 iPad 10th Gen deal is back in stock, marking return of Prime Day pricing
    A fan-favorite during last week's Prime Day, the $299 iPad 10th Generation deal is back in stock while supplies last.Reflecting a $50 discount off Apple's $349 MSRP for the iPad 10th Generation 64GB Wi-Fi model, Amazon's $299 price is the lowest available.Buy for $299This deal marks the return of Prime Day pricing, according to our iPad 10th Generation Price Guide, and makes a great family tablet or tool for students when school resumes session for many in August. Continue Reading on AppleInside…
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  • Apple keeps pushing AI industry forward with more open-source models
    Apple's Apple Intelligence research team have released two new small but high-performing language models used to train AI generators.Apple's ability to create incredibly compact yet powerful AI models is unequaled in the industry.The Machine Learning team at Apple are taking part in an open-source DataComp for Language Models project alongside others in the industry. The two models Apple has recently produced have been seen to match or beat other leading training models, such as Llama 3 and Gemm…
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  • Top deal: Apple's M3 MacBook Air 15-inch with 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD drops to $1,499
    Apple's popular M3 MacBook Air 15-inch with a boost to 16GB RAM and a 512GB SSD is $200 off as Amazon and B&H compete in a post-Prime Day price war.The $1,499 price, which is available at both B&H Photo and Amazon.com, reflects a $200 price drop on the upgraded model just in time for back-to-school shopping.Buy for $1,499Normally $1,699, this 15-inch MacBook Air model features a bump up to 16GB unified memory and 512GB storage. Both are double the amount found in the standard M3 MacBook Air conf…
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  • Apple financial partner Green Dot slapped with millions in fines over hidden fees
    Green Dot Bank, an Apple financial partner for Apple Cash and other services, has been fined $44 million by the Federal Reserve over its tax-preparation service. The penalty is unrelated to its role in any Apple services.Green Dot Bank is Apple's partner for some financial services, such as Apple Cash.Green Dot, based in Utah, is one of the banks used by companies such as Apple and Walmart to provide backing for financial services. Despite enormous cash reserves, Apple is legally required to use…
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  • Nearly every Apple service involved in Paris Olympics coverage
    Sports fans can enhance their enjoyment of the Paris Olympic Games with the iPhone and Apple hardware, with a variety of ways to keep up with what's happening in the world's biggest sporting event.Paris 2024 Olympics logo in front of the LouvreThe Paris Olympic Games will be taking place this summer, and the various sporting events that take place over a brief few weeks will be watched by millions around the world.To keep up with the action, Apple device users can use a variety of different aven…
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  • iPhone SE 4 chassis now said to resemble the iPhone 16
    While persistent rumors have said that the forthcoming iPhone SE would be based on the same chassis as the iPhone 14, a new report claims that at least the back of it will be identical to the iPhone 16.The current iPhone SE is the last model to feature Touch ID instead of Face IDIt's not officially known what the rear chassis of the iPhone 16 will look like, although there are at least rumors about its color. What is known that previously Apple has based its iPhone SE models on the casings desig…
    - 5 days ago 19 Jul 24, 8:57pm -
  • Amazon's best AirPods & Apple Watch deals from Prime Day are still in effect
    Prime Day has been extended into Prime Week — and with it are some of the best deals seen on AirPods and Apple Watch.Prime Day AirPods deals have been extended.Despite Prime Day officially ending on July 17, Amazon has extended its trending Apple deals, where record low prices are in effect on the headphones and wearables lines.Save on Apple Continue Reading on AppleInsider
    - 5 days ago 19 Jul 24, 8:36pm -
  • 'iOS 18 customisation, iPhone sales, more 'Underdogs,' and more Apple News ads, on the AppleInsider Podcast
    Now that the public betas are out, even more people are customizing their iPhones, iPads, and to an extent, their Macs. Plus as app developers start exploiting Apple's new features, Apple is looking to expand its ads with famous chumbox advertiser Taboola — and there's a new "Underdogs" video.Poster for Apple's new "Underdogs" promoEven as Apple has done exceptionally well for Emmy nominations this week, it has continued to produce tremendous videos. One is even frightening as it follows secur…
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  • Figma's AI duplication of Apple designs due to a lack of vetting
    Figma's ill-fated Make Designs feature created designs based on existing apps, including some from Apple. Figma says it's because new elements weren't tested enough before its launch.Attempts by Andy Allen to use Figma's Make Design tool to create a weather app resulted in a copy of Apple's app.In early July, design tool maker Figma pulled its AI app UI design tool "Make Design." At the time, it was demonstrated that the tool was able to copy designs of existing apps, including one example invol…
    - 5 days ago 19 Jul 24, 6:48pm -
  • Google Maps finally brings hazard reporting in CarPlay
    Years after it debuted on its iOS and Android apps, hazard and delay reporting is now available when Google Maps is connected to CarPlay.Google Maps on CarPlayOne of the most useful features in Apple Maps is how quickly drivers can report that there is, say, a lane closure, or there's been an accident. One of the most irritating things is when Apple Maps asks you if the incident is still there, and doesn't quite give you enough time to find out.Nonetheless, it's a feature that has been helping A…
    - 6 days ago 19 Jul 24, 6:06pm -
  • Cops find $30k of fake Apple products in PA traffic stop
    A traffic stop in Pee Dee, South Carolina resulted in police seizing a haul of counterfeit Apple items valued at about $30,000.Part of the counterfeit Apple product haul [Florence County Sheriff's Office]On July 16, Deputies in the Florence County Sheriff's Office pulled over a car for speeding on Interstate 95. The fateful traffic stop resulted in the discovery of a haul of fake Apple products.Deputies searched the car as part of the stop, and discovered around $30,000 in counterfeit Apple good…
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  • Global chaos erupts as Windows security update goes bad
    The vast majority of corporate IT worldwide is struggling on Friday morning, with things as mundane as point-of-purchase, and as complex as flight management not working because of a bad Windows security patch by security firm CrowdStrike.An unknown number of Apple Pay terminals are affected by the Microsoft outage worldwideWhile the failure is confined to Windows systems, it's significantly worse than previous Microsoft outages, because of the scale. American Airlines, Delta, and United, each g…
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  • Best new 2024 M4 iPad Pro cases to keep your devices safe
    Now that you've got your brand new M4 iPad Pro in hand, it's time for you to protect it with one of these great iPad Pro cases.Best new cases for M4 iPad Pro lineupIf you have recently purchased a new iPad Pro, you may be considering which case to use with it. The new M4 iPad Pro lineup is significantly thinner than previous models, so it won't be compatible with older iPad Pro cases.And, because it's still so new, there aren't many cases available for the new M4 iPad Pro lineup, either. But we…
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  • Elephants and big waves are subjects of inbound Immersive Video releases
    Apple has brought out more Immersive Video content for the Apple Vision Pro, with series and films putting the viewer in the middle of the action.Elephants from the Apple Immersive Video series 'Wild Life'Apple Immersive Video has been a big draw for the Apple Vision Pro headset, but the content available isn't what you would call extensive. On Thursday, Apple aims to change that by announcing even more content using the format.The roster starts with Boundless, a new series providing once-in-a-l…
    - 6 days ago 18 Jul 24, 11:44pm -

MacWorld

  • newApple takes direct aim at Google with surprising launch of Apple Maps on the web
    MacworldApple Maps might have had an inauspicious start, but over the years it’s gotten a whole lot better. Today, Apple Maps is as good or better than Google Maps, with stunning visuals, incredibly detailed topography, and rock-solid turn-by-turn directions and traffic updates. The only problem (other than a secret Duck Duck Go integration) is it only works on Apple devices.Now the secret’s out. Apple on Wednesday launched Apple Maps on the web in beta, allowing anyone to use the…
    - 5 hours ago 25 Jul 24, 1:22am -
  • newReport: iPhone 17 ‘Slim’ will emphasize design over features and specs
    MacworldThe iPhone 17 “Slim” (as some are taking to calling it) is one of the more interesting rumors to pop out of Cupertino in a while. The gist of it is that, in the fall of next year, Apple will introduce a new ultra-thin iPhone in addition to some of the usual lineup. The rumors keep changing and evolving into a picture of an iPhone unlike any we’ve seen so far. The latest rumors come from a Medium post by Ming-Chi Kuo, a noted supply chain analyst who has often been right…
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  • newTake 24% off this HomeKit power strip and power your office with smarts and Siri
    MacworldWe all need power strips around the house, but wouldn’t it be awesome to have a smart one? Well, the meross smart power strip is on sale for $32.78 at Amazon right now, down from its usual $43, an impressive 24 percent discount and just pennies away from the all-time low. Not only does it feature plenty of outlets and ports, but it’s also compatible with the Apple HomeKit, which perfectly integrates into the Apple ecosystem.Equipped with 4 individually controlled outlets a…
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  • newmacOS 15 Sequoia superguide: Everything you need to know about the Mac update
    MacworldFollowing the WWDC keynote on June 10, we now know that the next version of macOS will be called Sequoia, named after the Californian National Park. Among the new features coming to Macs are iPhone mirroring, which puts your iPhone screen on your Mac’s display and lets you interact with it via your mouse and keyboard, a new Video conferencing presenter preview, and changes to Safari. In addition, developers will be easily able to port games between iPhone, Mac, and iPad. Read on…
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  • newSanDisk Professional G-Drive ArmorATD review: Ruggedized external 6TB HDD
    MacworldAt a glanceExpert's RatingProsRuggedized and weatherizedUp to 6TB of capacityGood 2.5-inch HDD performanceCheap per terabyte compared to SSDsConsNot an SSDA bit bulky for a 2.5-inch hard driveOur VerdictSanDisk Professional’s sturdy, jacketed, weatherized ArmorATD USB hard drive ships with up to 6TB of capacity and is a good performer for the ilk.Price When Reviewed$99.99 (1TB), $119.99 (2TB), $149.99 (4TB), $189.99 (5TB), $229.99 (6TB)Best Prices Today: G-Drive ArmorA…
    - 11 hours ago 24 Jul 24, 7:42pm -
  • newThe best external hard drives for your Mac
    MacworldIt’s never been easy to upgrade the storage in Macs, so it’s always a good idea to buy an external drive to provide extra storage for all your work files, photos, videos, and games. And, of course, you should always have an external drive available for making Time Machine backups in case anything ever goes wrong.Modern solid-state drives (SSD) are the best option as they’re really fast, reliable, and compact. However, SSDs are still relatively expensive, with 1TB drives…
    - 11 hours ago 24 Jul 24, 7:35pm -
  • newGoogle’s latest privacy changes in Chrome prove Apple’s nightmare ad is all too real
    MacworldBack in 2022, Google surprised most of the web-browsing world with the announcement of the Privacy Sandbox, a multi-year initiative to phase out third-party cookies and limit tracking. Two years later, Google has now announced that Privacy Sandbox won’t be quite as robust as that original vision.In a blog post titled “A new path for Privacy Sandbox on the web,” Google describes “an updated approach [to Privacy Sandbox] that elevates user choice.” Rather than eliminat…
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  • newWestern Digital My Passport for Mac review
    MacworldAt a glanceExpert's RatingProsProvides up to 6TB storageCompetitive pricePassword protectionConsCould be fasterLarger than most portable drivesNo USB-C interfaceOur VerdictIt’s not the fastest hard drive around, but the My Passport for Mac provides plenty of portable storage at a competitive price.Price When Reviewed$84.99 (2TB), $127.99 (4TB), $139.99 (5TB), $184.99 (6TB)Best Prices Today: RetailerPrice…
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  • newThis app shows how the MacBook’s ugly notch can be pretty useful
    MacworldIf you bought a new MacBook recently, you likely have one with a notch at the top of the display. As with the cutout on the iPhone, it’s where the FaceTime camera is housed, but unlike the newer iPhones, macOS doesn’t have a Dynamic Island-like feature where the cutout is used as a user interface anchor.NotchNook shows that it can be done—the notch on the MacBook can be a more useful part of the UI. It basically adds a Dynamic Island-like UI to the menu bar with things l…
    - 14 hours ago 24 Jul 24, 4:00pm -
  • newBest Antivirus for Mac 2024: Top Security Software Compared
    MacworldIt’s typically Windows computers that get all the news headlines for attracting computer viruses, which can mean it’s all too easy to forget that Macs are vulnerable to malware, too. Our pick of the best Mac antivirus software will help keep you and your Mac or MacBook safe from whatever rogue software comes your way.Macs have traditionally been a far less tempting target for malware writers, leading some to believe that Macs don’t even need antivirus, but their increasi…
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  • iPhone 17: Everything we know so far about the 2025 iPhone
    MacworldIt doesn’t take long for iPhone rumors to circulate. It’s one of the most iconic and influential tech gadgets of all time, and everyone wants to know what’s coming next. That Apple is so secretive only heightens the appeal of iPhone rumors and leaks.So it should come as little surprise that iPhone 17 rumors, leaks, and info started to circulate months before the iPhone 16 was even formally announced. Here’s everything we know so far, but don’t take any of it as solid…
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  • Report: At least one iPhone 17 model to feature a mechanical aperture
    MacworldA new report from The Information details some of Apple’s future iPhone plans. Much of it is about Apple’s plans for a foldable iPhone, which repeat some of the rumors we’ve heard before—Apple’s aiming at 2026 but it could be longer, and the phone will fold vertically in a “clamshell” design. As also previously reported, these plans are tentative as foldable display quality and reliability are not yet a solved problem.The other interesting part of the report conc…
    - 1 day ago 24 Jul 24, 3:59am -
  • How to download macOS beta
    MacworldApple unveiled details of the new version of macOS – Sequoia – on June 10, 2024 and has made a beta version available for developers. If you are a registered developer this is what you need to do to get your hands on a copy. As with macOS Sonoma in 2023, this year the developer beta isn’t just available to developers who have paid to join Apple’s Developer Program (which costs $99/£79), Apple has opened it up to anyone who is a registered developer. We explain how to…
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  • Meta just filed a patent to copy Apple’s worst Vision Pro feature
    MacworldEven though Apple Vision Pro isn’t lighting up Apple’s sales sheets just yet, it’s still influencing its competitors in a major way. The latest evidence comes courtesy of a patent filing from none other than Meta, which was apparently very inspired by one of Vision Pro’s most unique features.According to a patent filing spotted by Patently Apple, Meta has developed a feature described as “Embedded Sensors in Immersive Reality Headset to enable Social Presence” for…
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  • iOS 18: Beta 4 is available now

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  • Malwarebytes Premium for Macs review
    MacworldAt a glanceExpert's RatingProsFriendly user interface, impressive scan speed, reliable malware removalReal-Time Protection teams up well with macOS’ Gatekeeper feature to help keep malware outVPN client is easy to set up, customize, and work withConsLeaves behind some malware elements that need to be manually removedLack of a custom scan feature is annoyingSome features found in the Windows version not available for the macOS versionOur VerdictMalwarebytes still catches a respec…
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  • Wow! The HomePod Mini is 20% off with this rare discount
    MacworldThe Apple HomePod Mini rarely goes on sale, so imagine our surprise when we saw all colors of the HomePod mini today at Best Buy for $80, down from its $100 MSRP. This rare discount is the best price we’ve ever seen and the perfect time to add a smart speaker to your home.The HomePod Mini is jam-packed with cool features and manages to fill the room with rich, 360-degree audio. Whether you’re hosting a party or enjoying some quiet time, its powerful sound ensures an immers…
    - 1 day ago 23 Jul 24, 7:42pm -
  • Never lose your wallet again
    MacworldFrom Find My iPhone to Find My walletWe’ve all been there: you get home from a day out, or arrive at work, and realise you’ve not got your wallet any more. Somewhere, somehow, it’s dropped out of your pocket, never to be seen again.But here, as so often, Apple turns up to make life easier. The company’s Find My service has always been an excellent way to find lost iPhones and MacBooks, but the launch of the AirTag in 2021 and the new Items tab in the Find My app me…
    - 1 day ago 23 Jul 24, 6:30pm -
  • Carbon Copy Cloner Review
    MacworldAt a glanceExpert's RatingProsExcellent performance, helpful user interface, and support guidesAmazing level of configuration, including scheduling, and task scriptingFrequent updates, good customer support, and great user community surrounding the appConsCreating a bootable drive is currently in the “hit or miss” stage for Apple Silicon MacsHigh $49.99 price point for the initial Personal and Household licenseCurrently unable to clone to Windows file formats or over to Web an…
    - 2 days ago 23 Jul 24, 5:27pm -
  • Best USB-C hubs and adapters for Mac 2024
    MacworldUSB-C is the latest standard of USB that allows data transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps, can fast-charge devices, and conveniently fits in a port either way up—which means that you can wave bye-bye to the age-old USB guessing game of “Which way does it go in?”. While some of the newer hubs reviewed here do boast 10Gbps legacy USB-A ports, USB-A is mostly seen in devices at 5Gbps, offers slower charging speeds, and is annoyingly fussy at which way up it is when you try to co…
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