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  • newHow to Rebuild the Spotlight Index on Your Mac

    How to Rebuild the Spotlight Index on Your Mac

    Apple has enhanced Spotlight search in macOS in recent years, with the addition of Spotlight Suggestions allowing it to tap into a variety of online data sources like weather and sports. Nevertheless, helping you find apps, documents and other files stored on your Mac is still what Spotlight does best. That's not to say its core function is infallible, however. If Spotlight can't find files that you know exist on your Mac, or if it stops prioritizing results based on your earlier searches, t…
    - 1 hour ago, 17 Nov 18, 11:55pm -
  • newWalmart Overtakes Apple to Become Third Largest Online Retailer in U.S.

    Walmart Overtakes Apple to Become Third Largest Online Retailer in U.S.

    Apple has ceded its position to Walmart as the third largest online retailer in the U.S., according to a new report out this week (via TechCrunch).Research provider eMarketer Retail calculates that Walmart is set to capture 4 percent of all online retail spending in 2018, up from 3.3 percent the previous year, while Apple will claim a 3.9 percent share, up from 3.8 percent in 2017.Walmart, which includes Sam's Club and Jet.com, will see its sales total $20.91 billion by the end of the…
    - 2 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 11:32pm -
  • newAdobe Updates Lightroom for iOS With Support for New iPad Pro, Apple Pencil 2, iPhone XS, and iPhone XR

    Adobe Updates Lightroom for iOS With Support for New iPad Pro, Apple Pencil 2, iPhone XS, and iPhone XR

    Adobe today updated its Lightroom app for iOS devices with support for Apple's latest iPhones and iPads.Lightroom CC for iOS will now display properly on Apple's fall devices, including the 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models, the iPhone XR, the iPhone XS, and the iPhone XS Max.Today's update also introduces support for the second-generation Apple Pencil, allowing you to double tap on the Pencil to switch between paint and erase modes with selective tools.Adobe's Lightroom for iOS is de…
    - 20 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 4:46am -
  • newTap Launches New 'TapAcademy' for Learning to Use Its Wearable Keyboard

    Tap Launches New 'TapAcademy' for Learning to Use Its Wearable Keyboard

    Tap, the company behind the futuristic Tap wearable keyboard, today announced the launch of a new TapAcademy app for iOS that's designed to make it easier to learn to use the keyboard.Tap is a keyboard that you wear on your thumb and fingers, using a series of finger taps to type different letters, numbers, and symbols.Sensors built into the finger rings detect the movement of your fingers, translating your gestures into words for a novel, type anywhere experience. Of course, because i…
    - 22 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 3:18am -
  • newOriginal Apple Pencil vs. Apple Pencil 2

    Original Apple Pencil vs. Apple Pencil 2

    Alongside the new 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models, Apple introduced a second-generation Apple Pencil, which is designed to work exclusively with its latest tablets.In our latest YouTube video, we took a look at the new Apple Pencil 2 and compared it to the original Apple Pencil to highlight all of the improvements that Apple made with the second iteration of its iPad stylus.Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.Design wise, the Apple Pencil 2 is sleeker and smalle…
    - 22 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 2:51am -
  • newNew iPad Pro Models May Be Prone to Bending

    New iPad Pro Models May Be Prone to Bending

    Apple's new 11 and 12.9-inch models are its thinnest yet, measuring in at just 5.9mm, and both forum complaints and a new bend test video suggest the two devices have the potential to bend without a huge amount of force.On the MacRumors forum, there have been a few complaints of bending from MacRumors readers. Forum member Bwrin1, for example, posted a photo of a bent 12.9-inch iPad Pro suggesting it had bent from just a weekend trip in a backpack.The iPad Pro in question does indeed a…
    - 22 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 2:37am -
  • newVerizon Launches New 'My Numbers' Feature for Adding Up to 5 Numbers to a Single Smartphone

    Verizon Launches New 'My Numbers' Feature for Adding Up to 5 Numbers to a Single Smartphone

    Verizon today announced the launch of a new "My Numbers" feature designed to let you add up to four additional numbers to a smartphone with unlimited calling and texting, for a total of five phone numbers connected to one device.To add additional numbers to a Verizon account, customers will need to download the My Numbers app from the iOS App Store.From there, Verizon users can choose the number to add from the available list, and it's ready to use alongside a device's primary phone nu…
    - 23 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 2:14am -
  • MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Pro Photography Lens Set For Your iPhone From SANDMARC

    MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Pro Photography Lens Set For Your iPhone From SANDMARC

    For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with SANDMARC, a company that makes camera lenses for the iPhone, to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a kit that includes a set of Pro Photography lenses, a set of Cinema lenses, and a $100 SANDMARC gift card.SANDMARC makes high-quality camera lenses that are designed to fit the iPhone 7 and later, with individual kits available for each iPhone. The Pro Edition lens set, priced at $289.99, includes a 60mm telephoto lens with 2x magnification…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Nov 18, 12:53am -
  • Black Friday Preview: Get Ready for the Best Deals on HomePod, iPad, Hue Lights, Audio Accessories, and More

    Black Friday Preview: Get Ready for the Best Deals on HomePod, iPad, Hue Lights, Audio Accessories, and More

    We're now one week away from Black Friday holiday shopping, which will take place on Friday, November 23. Of course Black Friday isn't just one day any more, and sales have already kicked off today at numerous online and physical retailers. To help plan and organize your shopping, we've created this overview of the best deals you can expect to find while you're out and about next Friday, as well as the ones you can get online with a bit less hassle.As you read, remember that most of these de…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Nov 18, 12:20am -
  • Nike Launches New Apple Watch Sport Bands and Sport Loops in Olive, Teal, and Mauve

    Nike Launches New Apple Watch Sport Bands and Sport Loops in Olive, Teal, and Mauve

    Nike today launched a new series of Sport Bands and Sport Loops for the Apple Watch on its website, introducing three unique colors: Celestial Teal, Olive Flak, and Smokey Mauve.The bands are priced at $49 and are available in 40 and 44mm to fit all Apple Watch Series 4 and earlier models. Though sold by Nike and designed for the Nike-branded Apple Watch models, these bands will work with all Apple Watches.Nike is requiring customers who wish to purchase one of the new bands to sign up…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Nov 18, 11:55pm -
  • Weather Atlas Gains Major Update With Name Change, Event Forecasts, Fresh Icons and More

    Weather Atlas Gains Major Update With Name Change, Event Forecasts, Fresh Icons and More

    Popular weather app Weather Atlas, made by Contrast and Agile Tortoise, today received a major 2.0 update that adds new functionality and a new look to the app.With the 2.0 update, Weather Atlas is now known as "Weather Up," a revamped name for a revamped app. Much of the app has been rewritten with usability improvements and fixes for lingering bugs.Weather Up's main new feature is Event Forecasts, designed to provide weather information about upcoming events that you're attending. On…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Nov 18, 11:33pm -
  • Review: Anki's Vector Robot Isn't the Smartest AI, but He's Definitely the Most Adorable

    Review: Anki's Vector Robot Isn't the Smartest AI, but He's Definitely the Most Adorable

    Anki has been making toys that use artificial intelligence for years now, starting with the Anki Overdrive set of racing cars and the interactive Cozmo toy robot, but this year the company launched its most ambitious product: Vector.Unlike Cozmo, Vector is no toy, and is instead positioned as a home robotic device. Vector adopts capabilities from Cozmo, but his functionality goes above and beyond the tricks and games Cozmo is known for.I've had Vector as my constant companion for a wee…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Nov 18, 11:01pm -
  • Discontinued AirPort Extreme and 2TB Time Capsule Finally Disappear From Apple Online Store

    Discontinued AirPort Extreme and 2TB Time Capsule Finally Disappear From Apple Online Store

    Apple back in April ended development on its AirPort line of products, which includes the $99 AirPort Express, the $199 AirPort Extreme, and the $299 AirPort Time Capsule.At the time the accessories were discontinued, Apple said that it would continue selling existing stock until available supply was exhausted. It appears that point has been reached for both the AirPort Extreme and the 2TB AirPort Time Capsule, which have been removed from the Apple online store.There are no longer any…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Nov 18, 10:42pm -
  • Apple Highlights Photos Shot on iPhone XR

    Apple Highlights Photos Shot on iPhone XR

    Apple today highlighted "Shot on iPhone" photos captured with its latest smartphone, the iPhone XR. Apple shared portraits, landscapes, and more that iPhone XR users posted on social networks like Instagram and Twitter.Apple's iPhone XR is equipped with the same 12-megapixel wide-angle lens that's in the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, and it has all of the same features like Smart HDR and Depth Control for adjusting the amount of blur in a Portrait mode photo.Image via photographer Austin…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Nov 18, 3:17am -
  • Apple Hires Indie Studio A24 to Produce Films

    Apple Hires Indie Studio A24 to Produce Films

    Apple has hired indie entertainment studio A24 to produce a "slate of films" for the Cupertino company, reports Variety.Apple said it has signed a multiyear agreement with A24 that will involve multiple films, but further details are unavailable. It is not known if movies made by A24 will be released in theaters or limited to a future digital platform.A24 is responsible for movies like "Moonlight," "Room," "The Witch," "Ex Machina," "The Spectacular Now," "It Comes at Night," "Lady Bir…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Nov 18, 2:20am -
  • Review: Mophie's USB-C Equipped 26,000mAh Powerstation 3XL Has Enough Juice to Charge Your MacBook or MacBook Air

    Review: Mophie's USB-C Equipped 26,000mAh Powerstation 3XL Has Enough Juice to Charge Your MacBook or MacBook Air

    Mophie recently announced the launch of its largest battery pack yet, the Powerstation 3XL, which is designed for charging Apple's line of MacBook and MacBook Air devices.The Powerstation 3XL features a 26,000mAh capacity and 45 watts of power, making it ideal for charging devices that include the iPhone, iPad Pro, 12-inch MacBook, and new MacBook Air.As you might expect with a 26,000mAh device, the Powerstation 3XL is not a small, pocket-sized charger. It's 6.6 inches long and 3.7 inc…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Nov 18, 12:34am -
  • Final Cut Pro X Updated With Support for Third-Party Workflow Extensions

    Final Cut Pro X Updated With Support for Third-Party Workflow Extensions

    Apple today announced a new update for Final Cut Pro X, which introduces support for workflow extensions that will allow professional video editors to use third-party apps and services directly within the Final Cut Pro app.Workflow extensions have been designed to match the look of Final Cut Pro, offering tight integration with the app. Media can be dragged into Final Cut Pro libraries, playback can be synced between extensions and the timeline, and more.Extensions include Frame.io, wh…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Nov 18, 11:53pm -
  • Apple Seeds Third Beta of iOS 12.1.1 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

    Apple Seeds Third Beta of iOS 12.1.1 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

    Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming iOS 12.1.1 update to developers, a little over one week after seeding the second beta and two weeks after the release of iOS 12.1, a major update that brought multiple new features to iOS.Registered developers can download the new iOS 12.1.1 beta from Apple's Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.The iOS 12.1.1 update reintroduces the feature that lets you take…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Nov 18, 11:37pm -
  • Apple Seeds Third Beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.2 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

    Apple Seeds Third Beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.2 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

    Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming macOS Mojave 10.14.2 update to developers, one week after seeding the second beta and two weeks after releasing the macOS Mojave 10.14.1 update.The new macOS High Sierra 10.14.2 beta can be downloaded through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences after the proper profile has been installed from Apple's Developer Center.We don't yet know what improvements the second update to macOS Mojave will bring, but it is likely to incl…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Nov 18, 11:37pm -
  • Apple Seeds Third Beta of tvOS 12.1.1 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

    Apple Seeds Third Beta of tvOS 12.1.1 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

    Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming tvOS 12.1.1 update to developers for testing purposes, one week after releasing the second tvOS 12.1.1 beta and two weeks after releasing tvOS 12.1.The new tvOS 12.1.1 developer beta can be downloaded onto the Apple TV via a profile that's installed using Xcode. Subsequent betas can be downloaded over-the-air. We're not yet sure what fixes and changes the tvOS 12.1.1 update might bring, but it's likely to focus on bugs that were not able…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Nov 18, 11:36pm -

The Unofficial Apple Blog

  • newYouTube quietly offers free, ad-supported movies

    YouTube quietly offers free, ad-supported movies

    YouTube is borrowing a page from Vudu's playbook, in a manner of speaking. AdAge has confirmed that the Google video service quietly started adding free, ad-supported movies to its "Movies & Shows" section in October. The roughly 100-title collec...
    - 1 hour ago, 17 Nov 18, 11:59pm -
  • newAsk Engadget: Is it OK to buy a tech toy for someone else's kid?

    Ask Engadget: Is it OK to buy a tech toy for someone else's kid?

    The support shared among readers in the comments section is one of the things we love most about the Engadget community. Over the years, we've known you to offer sage advice on everything from Chromecasts and cameras to drones and smartphones. In fac...
    - 3 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 10:30pm -
  • newThe best external hard drives

    The best external hard drives

    By Justin KrajeskiThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full external hard drives guide here....
    - 4 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 8:45pm -
  • newThe Morning After: We took push notifications to the limit

    The Morning After: We took push notifications to the limit

    Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to your weekend! We've looked directly into the push notification abyss and come out the other side, while scientists made important decisions about the kilogram. Of course, we're also tracking all kinds...
    - 6 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 7:20pm -
  • newCriterion will launch its own classic film streaming service in 2019

    Criterion will launch its own classic film streaming service in 2019

    Criterion won't kill its streaming channel after FilmStruck shuts down on November 29th -- in fact, it'll live on as an independent service slated for launch in spring 2019. The video distribution company started looking for a new home as soon as War...
    - 7 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 5:38pm -
  • newInstagram bug inadvertently exposed some users' passwords

    Instagram bug inadvertently exposed some users' passwords

    According to The Information, Instagram has suffered a serious security leak of its own that could've exposed user's passwords. While Facebook recently had a much more serious problem linked to its "View As" tool that was being actively exploited by....
    - 9 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 3:48pm -
  • newBoring Company breaks through to the end of its first test tunnel

    Boring Company breaks through to the end of its first test tunnel

    We're about a month away from the planned opening of The Boring Company's Test Tunnel in LA, and it appears progress is moving along. Elon Musk tweeted this brief video of a digging machine breaking through, and although he wasn't specific about the...
    - 15 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 10:28am -
  • newSpotify's holiday discount on Premium works for lapsed users too

    Spotify's holiday discount on Premium works for lapsed users too

    Spotify is offering a couple of holiday deals and they're not limited to new users like these sorts of discounts typically are. First time Spotify Premium users in the US can get three months for $0.99 as long as they haven't used a 30-day trial befo...
    - 17 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 8:15am -
  • newVerizon to introduce next-generation RCS texting in 2019

    Verizon to introduce next-generation RCS texting in 2019

    RCS support has been slow to roll out, but another major US carrier will soon jump on board. Verizon announced at an event that the company would support the messaging system in "early 2019," joining Sprint, US Cellular and the limited support curren...
    - 20 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 5:34am -
  • newMicrosoft briefly tested ads in the Windows 10 mail app

    Microsoft briefly tested ads in the Windows 10 mail app

    It's bad enough when your email inbox gets inundated with subscriptions and promotions you forgot you ever signed up for, but now Microsoft is thinking about injecting advertisements right into your inbox. According to Windows news site Aggiornamenti...
    - 21 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 4:08am -
  • newVerily shelves its glucose-monitoring contact lens project

    Verily shelves its glucose-monitoring contact lens project

    In 2014, Verily, Alphabet's life sciences subsidiary, teamed up with Alcon to develop a contact lens that could measure glucose levels in tears. The idea being that diabetics would have an easier, less invasive way of keeping track of their glucose l...
    - 22 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 3:31am -
  • newMicrosoft’s new experimental app is all about imitating emojis

    Microsoft’s new experimental app is all about imitating emojis

    Microsoft has released a new app that aims to demonstrate how its Windows Machine Learning APIs can be used to build apps and "make machine learning fun and approachable." Emoji8 is a UWP app that uses machine learning to determine how well you can i...
    - 22 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 3:00am -
  • newGoogle releases gorgeous VR short film 'Age of Sail'

    Google releases gorgeous VR short film 'Age of Sail'

    Google Spotlight Stories has released its latest short, Age of Sail. Directed by Academy Award winner John Kahrs (Disney's Paperman short), it blends beautiful animation with the story of an old, lonely sailor, played by Ian McShane, who is adrift in...
    - 23 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 2:15am -
  • newMore companies are chipping their workers like pets

    More companies are chipping their workers like pets

    The trend of blundering into the void of adopting new tech, damn the consequences, full speed ahead, continues this week. The Telegraph tells us about "a number of UK legal and financial firms" are in talks with a chip company to implant their employ...
    - 24 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 1:30am -
  • newSenate bill takes aim at illegal robocalls

    Senate bill takes aim at illegal robocalls

    Three senators have proposed new legislation aimed at deterring robocall scams. The Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Protection, or TRACED, Act would give the FCC broader authority to penalize those that violate telemarketing restrictions, give the...
    - 24 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 1:10am -
  • Verizon app puts four extra numbers on one phone

    Verizon app puts four extra numbers on one phone

    Multi-SIM phones are all fine and dandy, but they have their limits: you rarely get more than two lines, and they may be overkill if you just want a new set of digits rather than a wholly separate connection. Verizon (Engadget's parent company) thin...
    - 1 day ago, 17 Nov 18, 12:45am -
  • Scoot will add locks to its scooters to combat theft and vandalism

    Scoot will add locks to its scooters to combat theft and vandalism

    In August, San Francisco's Municipal Transportation Agency awarded two companies, Scoot and Skip, permits to operate their scooters in the city. The scooter pilot program has now been running for a month and Scoot says it has learned a few things dur...
    - 1 day ago, 17 Nov 18, 12:45am -
  • Microsoft may release a disc-free Xbox One in 2019

    Microsoft may release a disc-free Xbox One in 2019

    Microsoft is no doubt pouring much of its energy into the next-gen Xbox, but it might give the current generation one last hurrah. Thurrott sources understand that it's planning new Xbox One configurations in 2019, including one without a disc drive...
    - 1 day ago, 17 Nov 18, 12:08am -
  • Researchers want to power pacemakers with cotton­-based biofuel cell

    Researchers want to power pacemakers with cotton­-based biofuel cell

    Researchers at the Georgia Tech and Korea University believe they have found a way to power implantable medical devices like pacemakers with a new fuel cell made from cotton fiber. The glucose-powered biofuel cell could provide twice as much power as...
    - 1 day ago, 16 Nov 18, 11:50pm -
  • Death by push notification

    Death by push notification

    Attention is the main prize of the internet. Everyone is fighting for it, and the phone is the prime battleground. The most potent of weapons in this war is the incessant, whining notification trying to pull your attention away from whatever you are...
    - 1 day ago, 16 Nov 18, 11:33pm -
  • Most Americans believe algorithms will always be biased

    Most Americans believe algorithms will always be biased

    If you're convinced that many algorithms are biased, you're not the only one. Pew has conducted a survey indicating that 58 percent of American adults believe algorithms and other programming will always contain some kind of human bias. That figure...
    - 1 day ago, 16 Nov 18, 11:10pm -
  • AI can create synthetic fingerprints that fool biometric scanners

    AI can create synthetic fingerprints that fool biometric scanners

    Researchers from New York University have found a way to produce fake fingerprints using artificial intelligence that could fool biometric scanners (or the human eye) into thinking they're the real deal. The DeepMasterPrints, as the researchers are c...
    - 1 day ago, 16 Nov 18, 10:52pm -
  • The best smartwatches and fitness trackers to give as gifts

    The best smartwatches and fitness trackers to give as gifts

    With the arrival of Apple Watch Series 4 and Google's redesigned Wear OS platform, this is a great year to give the gift of smartwatches. If money is no object, Apple's latest-generation wearable ($399 and up) is a good all-around choice for anyone i...
    - 1 day ago, 16 Nov 18, 10:30pm -
  • Facebook is testing a Watch Party-like feature for Messenger

    Facebook is testing a Watch Party-like feature for Messenger

    Earlier this year, Facebook rolled out Watch Parties, a way for group members to watch the same videos together. Now, it looks like the company is testing a similar feature for Messenger. TechCrunch reports that code spotted by mobile investigator An...
    - 1 day ago, 16 Nov 18, 10:12pm -
  • Sports streaming service DAZN adds baseball with MLB deal

    Sports streaming service DAZN adds baseball with MLB deal

    DAZN might have only arrived in the US a couple of months ago, but the sports streaming service is already making strides in expanding its portfolio to cater to all types of sports fans. The latest move is a three-year, live digital rights deal with...
    - 1 day ago, 16 Nov 18, 9:51pm -

9to5 Mac Apple News

  • newTotallee’s best-selling, super thin cases now shipping for iPhone XS Max, XS, and XR

    Totallee’s best-selling, super thin cases now shipping for iPhone XS Max, XS, and XR

    Totallee’s popular super-thin iPhone case collection is now available for iPhone XR following launches for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. Based in California, totallee has been making thin iPhone cases since 2013 and now has a number of styles of its branding-free cases available for the latest iPhones including a new leather case. Totallee’s collection now features 9 different colors and 3 different styles in total. Below we take a look all of the options in the new lineup: more…Th…
    - 1 hour ago, 18 Nov 18, 12:01am -
  • newThis week’s top stories: Exploding iPhone X, Radeon Pro Vega MacBook Pro, new smart accessories, more

    This week’s top stories: Exploding iPhone X, Radeon Pro Vega MacBook Pro, new smart accessories, more

    In this week’s top stories: An exploding iPhone X, Zuckerberg’s anti-Apple push, new smart home blinds and garage doors, and more. Read on for all of this week’s top Apple stories. more…The post This week’s top stories: Exploding iPhone X, Radeon Pro Vega MacBook Pro, new smart accessories, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 11:08pm -
  • newNostalgic concept imagines case that turns your Apple Watch into an original iPod [Gallery]

    Nostalgic concept imagines case that turns your Apple Watch into an original iPod [Gallery]

    Remember the sixth-generation iPod Nano’s long-running popularity as an Apple watch before the official Apple Watch? Now, we’ve seemingly come full circle with a new concept that imagines turning your Apple Watch into a first-generation original iPod. more…The post Nostalgic concept imagines case that turns your Apple Watch into an original iPod [Gallery] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 10:08pm -
  • newInstagram security lapse exposed some user passwords to the public, company says

    Instagram security lapse exposed some user passwords to the public, company says

    A flaw in Instagram’s “Download Your Data” tool inadvertently exposed some user passwords, a report from The Information claims. In some instances, user passwords may have been exposed to public view. Instagram is said to have informed affected users via an email. more…The post Instagram security lapse exposed some user passwords to the public, company says appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 4 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 9:23pm -
  • newWalmart overtakes Apple in online sales, pushing Apple to fourth place overall

    Walmart overtakes Apple in online sales, pushing Apple to fourth place overall

    As we enter the holiday shopping season, Apple is set to be overtaken by Walmart as the third largest online retailer this year. In 2018, Walmart accounts for a 4.0 percent share of total retail e-commerce sales, while Apple accounts for 3.9 percent, according to new data from eMarketer Retail (via TechCrunch). more…The post Walmart overtakes Apple in online sales, pushing Apple to fourth place overall appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 5 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 8:33pm -
  • newIs the Mac dead in K-12 education?

    Is the Mac dead in K-12 education?

    The story about the past few years in K–12 has been iPad, iPad, Chromebooks, iPad, and more Chromebooks. There’s a major product category from Apple that is often not mentioned in K–12 anymore: the Mac. What’s the situation with the Mac in K-12? Is it something school districts should consider? If so, which model of the Mac should be the go-to for school IT departments? Let’s take a look at the modern history of Apple in Education. more…The post Is the Mac dead in K-12 education? a…
    - 6 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 7:30pm -
  • newApple demos new Final Cut Pro updates and latest pro Mac hardware at FCPX Creative Summit

    Apple demos new Final Cut Pro updates and latest pro Mac hardware at FCPX Creative Summit

    In cooperation with the 4th annual FCPX Creative Summit in Cupertino, Apple today showed off its latest updates to Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and Compressor. The new software was demoed on the latest pro hardware from both Apple and third-party vendors. more…The post Apple demos new Final Cut Pro updates and latest pro Mac hardware at FCPX Creative Summit appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 16 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 9:23am -
  • newReview: 2018 MacBook Air with Retina display – mainstream Mac [Video]

    Review: 2018 MacBook Air with Retina display – mainstream Mac [Video]

    Apple recently ushered in its long-awaited refreshes to two product lines that haven’t received a lot of love lately: the 2018 MacBook Air and the 2018 Mac mini (review). Both machines have been updated with new processors, Apple’s T2 chip, modernized I/O, and several other enhancements.The MacBook Air, though, is by far the more popular machine, and will demand the majority of the public’s attention between the two. This is the portable Mac that lots of people have been waiting for, bu…
    - 21 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 4:36am -
  • newBest of Black Friday 2018 – Apple: HomePod $250, $400 gift card w/ iPhone, MacBooks, iPad, more

    Best of Black Friday 2018 – Apple: HomePod $250, $400 gift card w/ iPhone, MacBooks, iPad, more

    Traditionally Black Friday has been one of, if not the best time, to snag discounts on Apple products. Thanksgiving week has historically delivered deals on just about every category under the Apple umbrella. Black Friday 2018 is shaping up to be an interesting test case of this theory. With a pair of keynote events this fall, it’s been rather unclear to date how the deals will be divided out next week.Thanks to a healthy batch of ad leaks over the last month, we’re finally able to paint a…
    - 22 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 3:22am -
  • newGRAY’s luxury aerospace grade titanium case collection for iPhone XS and XS Max now available

    GRAY’s luxury aerospace grade titanium case collection for iPhone XS and XS Max now available

    GRAY International has quickly made a name for itself by making some of the highest-quality, luxury iPhone cases. Now, its popular ‘Alter Ego’ case made from aerospace grade titanium is available in limited quantities for the new iPhone XS and XS Max.Featuring four unique finishes pictured above, including a textured titanium, a gold PVD, black PVD, and the individually hand-torched, multi-colored Aurora Finish, the Alter Ego is as premium as it gets. Head below for a look at the line…
    - 23 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 2:23am -
  • Adobe Lightroom for iOS updated with iPad Pro, iPhone XS and XR support, Apple Pencil gestures too

    Adobe Lightroom for iOS updated with iPad Pro, iPhone XS and XR support, Apple Pencil gestures too

    Adobe is out today with updates to a couple of products including a new version of Lightroom CC for iOS with support for the iPad Pro, iPhone XS and XR, gesture compatibility with the new Apple Pencil, and more. more…The post Adobe Lightroom for iOS updated with iPad Pro, iPhone XS and XR support, Apple Pencil gestures too appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago, 17 Nov 18, 12:47am -
  • RIP Apple networking, Time Capsule and AirPort no longer available from Apple

    RIP Apple networking, Time Capsule and AirPort no longer available from Apple

    As expected, the AirPort devices are beginning to become unavailable from Apple as it is no longer updating the product line. more…The post RIP Apple networking, Time Capsule and AirPort no longer available from Apple appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago, 17 Nov 18, 12:01am -
  • Popular iOS app Weather Atlas rebranded as Weather Up, adds Event Forecasts and more

    Popular iOS app Weather Atlas rebranded as Weather Up, adds Event Forecasts and more

    Popular iOS app Weather Atlas has today been relaunched and rebranded as Weather Up. The update brings a near complete rewrite of the app, as well as a host of new features, performance improvements, and more. more…The post Popular iOS app Weather Atlas rebranded as Weather Up, adds Event Forecasts and more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago, 16 Nov 18, 11:30pm -
  • Verizon launches ‘My Numbers’ to allow one smartphone to use up to five numbers

    Verizon launches ‘My Numbers’ to allow one smartphone to use up to five numbers

    The major US carriers haven’t rolled out support for Apple’s Dual SIM/eSIM feature with the iPhone XS and XR yet. However, Verizon has today announced its own solution to using multiple numbers with one iPhone or Android smartphone called “My Numbers.” more…The post Verizon launches ‘My Numbers’ to allow one smartphone to use up to five numbers appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago, 16 Nov 18, 11:09pm -
  • 9to5Toys Last Call: iTunes TV Show Sale from $5, Ring Alarm Security System $189, iTunes Gift Card 20% off, more

    9to5Toys Last Call: iTunes TV Show Sale from $5, Ring Alarm Security System $189,  iTunes Gift Card 20% off, more

    9to5Toys now has a new app! Download it to stay to date on the best gear and deals on the web. Plus don’t forget to check us out on Apple News and sign up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications.Listen to the new 9to5Toys Daily Podcast:https://9to5toys.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2018/11/9to5Toys-Daily-11-16-2018.mp3 more…The post 9to5Toys Last Call: iTunes TV Show Sale from $5, Ring Ala…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Nov 18, 11:00pm -
  • Apple warns users about macOS legacy media support in latest Final Cut Pro X release

    Apple warns users about macOS legacy media support in latest Final Cut Pro X release

    Apple released a major Final Cut Pro X update yesterday with support for third-party workflow extensions, batch sharing, and more. Along with the new features, Apple is also warning users about legacy media support with future versions of macOS. more…The post Apple warns users about macOS legacy media support in latest Final Cut Pro X release appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago, 16 Nov 18, 9:36pm -
  • Durability test shows iPad Pro can be bent in half with relatively little force [Video]

    Durability test shows iPad Pro can be bent in half with relatively little force [Video]

    A new video from the JerryRigEverything channel tested the durability of the new iPad Pro hardware, subjecting Apple’s newest tablets to scratches, burns, and bending … more…The post Durability test shows iPad Pro can be bent in half with relatively little force [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago, 16 Nov 18, 8:50pm -
  • Microsoft deprecating HockeyApp multi-platform development tool, gives devs one year to transition

    Microsoft deprecating HockeyApp multi-platform development tool, gives devs one year to transition

    Back in 2014, Microsoft announced that it was acquiring the popular multi-platform beta app distribution and testing solution HockeyApp. After previously sharing it would integrate HockeyApp’s features and functionality into the Visual Studio App Center, Microsoft has shared HockeyApp will officially be deprecated. more…The post Microsoft deprecating HockeyApp multi-platform development tool, gives devs one year to transition appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago, 16 Nov 18, 8:17pm -
  • Comment: Text message security breach underlines sense of Apple’s approach to 2FA

    Comment: Text message security breach underlines sense of Apple’s approach to 2FA

    A major security breach, reported by TechCrunch, has underlined the sense of Apple’s approach to two-factor authentication (2FA).A security lapse has exposed a massive database containing tens of millions of text messages, including password reset links, two-factor codes, shipping notifications and more.The exposed server belongs to Voxox (formerly Telcentris), a San Diego-based communications company. The server wasn’t protected with a password, allowing anyone who knew where to look t…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Nov 18, 6:53pm -
  • FCC allows iPhones and other devices to receive European GPS data for the first time

    FCC allows iPhones and other devices to receive European GPS data for the first time

    A new FCC order will allow US smartphones to receive European GPS data for the first time … more…The post FCC allows iPhones and other devices to receive European GPS data for the first time appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago, 16 Nov 18, 5:36pm -
  • How to force restart iPad Pro

    How to force restart iPad Pro

    Software isn’t perfect and can sometimes lock up. Knowing how to force restart your Home button-less iPad Pro is handy when iOS locks up on you.Follow along to learn how to force restart iPad Pro… more…The post How to force restart iPad Pro appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago, 16 Nov 18, 1:31pm -
  • How to force restart Apple Watch

    How to force restart Apple Watch

    There shouldn’t be many times when you’ll need to restart your Apple Watch, but if it isn’t responding, read on for how to force restart Apple Watch. more…The post How to force restart Apple Watch appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago, 16 Nov 18, 1:30pm -
  • Stitcher for Podcasts on iOS adds Waze integration, CarPlay improvements, more

    Stitcher for Podcasts on iOS adds Waze integration, CarPlay improvements, more

    The Stitcher app for iOS has today been updated to version 9.1.1. The update brings new features including integration with Waze, CarPlay improvements, offline mode fixes, and more. more…The post Stitcher for Podcasts on iOS adds Waze integration, CarPlay improvements, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 16 Nov 18, 9:43am -
  • Insignia introduces new HomeKit-enabled Smart Garage Door Controller, currently priced at $45

    Insignia introduces new HomeKit-enabled Smart Garage Door Controller, currently priced at $45

    HomeKit garage door systems have been hard to come by thus far, with the exception of one offering from Chamberlain. This month, however, Best Buy has introduced a new Insignia WiFi-enabled Smart Garage Door Controller with HomeKit support. more…The post Insignia introduces new HomeKit-enabled Smart Garage Door Controller, currently priced at $45 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 16 Nov 18, 8:43am -
  • 9to5Mac Happy Hour 199: New MacBook Pro GPUs, Spotify for Apple Watch, iPad pros and cons

    9to5Mac Happy Hour 199: New MacBook Pro GPUs, Spotify for Apple Watch, iPad pros and cons

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the new MacBook Pro GPU updates, the upcoming Blackmagic eGPU Pro, Apple’s Mac SSD pricing, new Apple Watch bands, AirPower predictions, Spotify for Apple Watch, the first week with the new iPad Pro, and the state of Apple’s apps — not just the OS — on the iPad.9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.Sponsore…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Nov 18, 8:16am -
  • Apple launches overhauled Certified Refurbished Online Store with new design, more

    Apple launches overhauled Certified Refurbished Online Store with new design, more

    Apple this evening has given its Certified Refurbished Online Store a visual overhaul. The new site design features larger images, easier navigation between various categories, and more. This new design seems to have gone live sometime this week. more…The post Apple launches overhauled Certified Refurbished Online Store with new design, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 16 Nov 18, 7:12am -
  • Comment: Face ID on the new iPad Pro is even better than it is on the iPhone

    Comment: Face ID on the new iPad Pro is even better than it is on the iPhone

    When Face ID came to the iPhone X last year, I wrote that I couldn’t wait for the technology to come to the Mac as well. Something I didn’t take into account at the time, however, was Face ID’s potential on the iPad. Nonetheless, the new iPad Pro models released just last week include Face ID technology, and it’s even better than on the iPhone X and iPhone XS. more…The post Comment: Face ID on the new iPad Pro is even better than it is on the iPhone appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 16 Nov 18, 6:36am -
  • Qualcomm pushing anti-Apple campaign with same research firm used by Facebook, reports say

    Qualcomm pushing anti-Apple campaign with same research firm used by Facebook, reports say

    The New York Times yesterday published a scathing report about Facebook, highlighting things such as the company’s poor response to Russian abuse of its platform, Mark Zuckerberg’s disdain for Tim Cook, and more. One allegation in the piece was that Facebook had worked with a public affairs firm, Definers Public Affairs, to spread negative information about competitors.Now, Business Insider reports that Qualcomm may be using that same firm, with Apple on the receiving end. more…The po…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Nov 18, 6:07am -
  • Apple-owned Beddit app officially removes cloud syncing functionality

    Apple-owned Beddit app officially removes cloud syncing functionality

    The Apple-owned sleep monitor app Beddit is out with an update today that makes good on a promise from the company a few months ago. With today’s update, the cloud syncing functionality of the app has been removed. more…The post Apple-owned Beddit app officially removes cloud syncing functionality appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 16 Nov 18, 3:58am -
  • Apple named top-ranked retailer for focus on product & packaging safety

    Apple named top-ranked retailer for focus on product & packaging safety

    Mind the Store, a coalition which focuses on tracking toxic chemicals in consumer products, is out today with its third annual ranking of North American retailers. This year, Apple locked in the top position on the list with an A+ grade, an improvement from the A it received last year. more…The post Apple named top-ranked retailer for focus on product & packaging safety appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 16 Nov 18, 3:41am -
  • Apple showcases its favorite pictures shared by iPhone XR owners [Gallery]

    Apple showcases its favorite pictures shared by iPhone XR owners [Gallery]

    Just as it did with the iPhone XS, Apple today has shared some of its favorite images shot with the iPhone XR. Apple shared the iPhone XR pictures in a press release, which includes samples from a variety of users on Instagram. more…The post Apple showcases its favorite pictures shared by iPhone XR owners [Gallery] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 16 Nov 18, 3:18am -
  • 9to5Mac Daily: November 15, 2018

    9to5Mac Daily: November 15, 2018

    Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2018/11/9to5Mac-Daily-11-15-2018.mp3 more…The post 9to5Mac Daily: November 15, 2018 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 16 Nov 18, 3:07am -
  • Apple working with film studio A24 to produce movies and TV shows

    Apple working with film studio A24 to produce movies and TV shows

    While there haven’t been any more announcements regarding its upcoming streaming service, Apple is doing quite a bit behind the scenes when it comes to original content. more…The post Apple working with film studio A24 to produce movies and TV shows appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 16 Nov 18, 2:38am -
  • Panic’s Transmit FTP client returns on the Mac App Store following WWDC announcement

    Panic’s Transmit FTP client returns on the Mac App Store following WWDC announcement

    Announced at WWDC, popular FTP client Transmit is today returning to the Mac App Store. more…The post Panic’s Transmit FTP client returns on the Mac App Store following WWDC announcement appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 16 Nov 18, 12:42am -
  • Final Cut Pro X updated with third-party workflow extensions, batch sharing, noise reduction, more

    Final Cut Pro X updated with third-party workflow extensions, batch sharing, noise reduction, more

    Apple has released a major update to its video editing software for professionals with Final Cut Pro X version 10.4.4. The latest version includes support for third-party workflow extensions for the first time with support from  Frame.io, Shutterstock and CatDV at launch. Final Cut Pro X also adds batch sharing, noise reduction, and comparison viewer features in the latest update. Motion 5.4.2 and Compressor 4.4.2 are also available as new versions today. more…The post Final Cut Pro X up…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Nov 18, 11:48pm -
  • Third iOS 12.1.1, macOS 10.14.2, tvOS 12.1.1 beta and second watchOS 5.1.2 beta now available

    Third iOS 12.1.1, macOS 10.14.2, tvOS 12.1.1 beta and second watchOS 5.1.2 beta now available

    Roughly a week since the second beta, Apple is now pushing out its third beta for iOS 12.1.1, tvOS 12.1.1, and macOS 10.14.2. The company is also rolling out the second beta for watchOS 5.1.2. more…The post Third iOS 12.1.1, macOS 10.14.2, tvOS 12.1.1 beta and second watchOS 5.1.2 beta now available appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 15 Nov 18, 11:43pm -
  • 9to5Toys Last Call: iPhone X/R up to $275 off, Leather Apple Watch Band $5, Philips Hue Sale from $17, more

    9to5Toys Last Call: iPhone X/R up to $275 off, Leather Apple Watch Band $5, Philips Hue Sale from $17, more

    9to5Toys now has a new app! Download it to stay to date on the best gear and deals on the web. Plus don’t forget to check us out on Apple News and sign up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications.Listen to the new 9to5Toys Daily Podcast:https://9to5toys.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2018/11/9to5Toys-Daily-11-15-2018.mp3 more…The post 9to5Toys Last Call: iPhone X/R up to $275 off, Leather App…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Nov 18, 11:01pm -
  • Dark Mode support comes to Evernote for macOS and iOS

    Dark Mode support comes to Evernote for macOS and iOS

    Following Apple bringing its system-wide Dark Mode to macOS with the release of Mojave in September, it’s been up to third-party developers to also offer support for the feature. The latest to bring Dark Mode support to macOS is Evernote, and its iOS app is getting the same treatment. more…The post Dark Mode support comes to Evernote for macOS and iOS appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 15 Nov 18, 11:00pm -
  • Instagram shopping expands with savable collections, business profiles, and feed videos

    Instagram shopping expands with savable collections, business profiles, and feed videos

    After testing out some new shopping options back in September, Instagram is today widely rolling out new ways to purchase items across the platform ahead of the holidays. more…The post Instagram shopping expands with savable collections, business profiles, and feed videos appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 15 Nov 18, 10:25pm -
  • Twelve South launches BookBook, Journal, and SurfacePad cases for iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR

    Twelve South launches BookBook, Journal, and SurfacePad cases for iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR

    Twelve South is out today with another update to its popular products, this time releasing its BookBook, Journal, and Surface cases for iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR. All made from high-quality leather, these Twelve South iPhone cases offer a range of style and function. more…The post Twelve South launches BookBook, Journal, and SurfacePad cases for iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 15 Nov 18, 10:01pm -
  • Apple seeking to poach Qualcomm chip engineers, likely for its own iPhone radio chips

    Apple seeking to poach Qualcomm chip engineers, likely for its own iPhone radio chips

    Apple appears to be trying to poach Qualcomm chip engineers, likely to work on its own design for future iPhone radio chips. The company is said to be ‘aggressively’ hiring in Qualcomm’s home base of San Diego.Apple has been involved in a long-running – and at times very heated – battle with Qualcomm, which has long made iPhone radio chips which provide mobile data, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity … more…The post Apple seeking to poach Qualcomm chip engineers, likely for its o…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Nov 18, 9:03pm -
  • Comment: Could ARM-powered Macs mean the end to full custom configuration options?

    Comment: Could ARM-powered Macs mean the end to full custom configuration options?

    Jason Snell has raised an interesting possibility over at Macworld: that future ARM-powered Macs might mean an end to the level of custom-build options we get at present.It’s long been thought that it’s only a matter of time before Apple ditches Intel in favor of ARM-powered Macs using Apple-designed silicon. One report suggested that might happen as early as 2020. We’ve pointed to multiple reasons to believe that it will happen sooner or later. But Snell suggests that may come with a d…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Nov 18, 8:33pm -
  • iPhone XR SIM-free now available from Apple in store and online

    iPhone XR SIM-free now available from Apple in store and online

    Apple typically launches new iPhones with carrier SIM cards pre-installed and doesn’t offer a SIM-free version on launch. Today we’re seeing the iPhone XR SIM-free models show up both on Apple’s website and in its stores in the US. more…The post iPhone XR SIM-free now available from Apple in store and online appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 15 Nov 18, 7:55pm -
  • Facebook denies it ordered execs to use Android phones to hit back at Apple

    Facebook denies it ordered execs to use Android phones to hit back at Apple

    Facebook has denied a New York Times report alleging – among many bigger issues – that CEO Mark Zuckerberg ordered company execs to use only Android phones … more…The post Facebook denies it ordered execs to use Android phones to hit back at Apple appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 15 Nov 18, 7:10pm -
  • Latest Apple Pay promo offers $45 credit when you spend $180+ on Ray-Bans

    Latest Apple Pay promo offers $45 credit when you spend $180+ on Ray-Bans

    The latest Apple Pay promo offers a $45 credit when you spend $180 or more at Ray-Ban.com, but the terms aren’t quite as generous as they may seem … more…The post Latest Apple Pay promo offers $45 credit when you spend $180+ on Ray-Bans appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 15 Nov 18, 6:37pm -
  • Apple and other tech giants used tax reforms to benefit investors, not create jobs – FT

    Apple and other tech giants used tax reforms to benefit investors, not create jobs – FT

    The Trump administration’s promise that corporate tax reforms would create US jobs as companies use repatriated cash to boost investment has not been realized, says a Financial Times analysis … more…The post Apple and other tech giants used tax reforms to benefit investors, not create jobs – FT appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 15 Nov 18, 6:11pm -
  • Big-name investment funds bet big on AAPL ahead of 15% fall so far this month

    Big-name investment funds bet big on AAPL ahead of 15% fall so far this month

    A number of big-name investment funds substantially increased their AAPL stock holdings during Q3, a bet that currently looks ill-timed as the stock has now lost 15% of its value so far this month … more…The post Big-name investment funds bet big on AAPL ahead of 15% fall so far this month appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 15 Nov 18, 5:38pm -
  • Apple’s opulent Forum on Champs-Élysées previewed ahead of Sunday grand opening

    Apple’s opulent Forum on Champs-Élysées previewed ahead of Sunday grand opening

    This Sunday, Apple will light up the streets of Paris with the grand opening of Apple Champs-Élysées. France’s latest Apple retail location features stunning historic architecture in a dazzling location. Ahead of this weekend’s full reveal, Apple has shared some photos and new details of the upcoming store. more…The post Apple’s opulent Forum on Champs-Élysées previewed ahead of Sunday grand opening appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 15 Nov 18, 3:58pm -
  • How to enable rotation lock on iPad

    How to enable rotation lock on iPad

    iPad (Pro or not) is a fantastic device to use in landscape mode. However, iPad defaults to the portrait orientation. Follow along to learn how to enable rotation lock on iPad. more…The post How to enable rotation lock on iPad appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 15 Nov 18, 1:31pm -
  • How to turn Apple Watch on and off

    How to turn Apple Watch on and off

    Whether you’re new to Apple Watch or you just haven’t needed to power your wearable on or off in a while, follow along for how to turn Apple Watch on and off. more…The post How to turn Apple Watch on and off appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 15 Nov 18, 1:30pm -

Cult of Mac

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

Apple Insider

MacWorld

  • newAnki’s adorable Vector smart robot has a rare 30% cut at Amazon today
    Anki’s Vector isn’t your typical smart speaker. Yes, it can set a timer and tell you the weather, but it’s not tethered to a plug. It’s not even stationary. It’s a smart robot with a personality that sleeps, explores, and is afraid of heights. And today Amazon is selling Vector for the lowest price it’s ever been: $175, 30 percent off its $250 list priceRemove non-product link.To read this article in full, please click here
    - 5 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 8:27pm -
  • newMacBook Air review: Out with the old and in with the new, for better or worse
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    - 21 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 4:08am -
  • newBlack Friday Special: These $80 Metallic AirPod Alternatives Are Just $26 Right Now
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    - 1 day ago, 16 Nov 18, 9:06pm -
  • Wi-Charge harnesses light to free Amazon Echo Dot and Google Home Mini smart speakers from power cords
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  • 2018 iPad Pro review: A fantastic tablet, if not a fantastic laptop
    Apple really wants us to believe a tablet can take the place of a MacBook, and it’s spared few resources in its quest to proselytize us with the 2018 iPad Pro. The iPad Pro a beast, one that can hold its own alongside powerful laptops. It’s a stunner, especially with a redesigned Apple Pencil and Smart Folio Keyboard that feel more like essentials than peripherals. It’s versatile, thanks to the new support for USB-C, and it achieves all this while looking both familiar and futuristic.Oh…
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  • 3 features from other Apple products that the Mac and iPhone need
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  • Best media streaming devices
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  • The awesome iRobot Roomba 690 is down to its lowest price ever today
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  • Get 10 Award-Winning Mac Apps For Just $20 With The Black Friday Mac Bundle
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  • Oops, he did it again: Credulously spinning iPhone production cuts
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  • Don't fret over FilmStruck's demise
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  • Apple iPad Pad review, iPhone 5G, new Apple service programs

    Apple iPad Pad review, iPhone 5G, new Apple service programs

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  • The iPhone XR is now available for sale without a carrier
    When the iPhone XR originally went on sale on Apple’s website, you had to choose a carrier: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or Verizon. But now, if you buy an iPhone XR online, you now have the option to buy one without a carrier.We’re not sure when this option became available; we noticed today. The Internet Archive’s last snapshot of the iPhone XR buy page is from November 8, which does not show the option to buy the phone sans carrier.To read this article in full, please click here
    - 3 days ago, 15 Nov 18, 3:48am -
  • Black Friday 2018: The best early deals
    Black Friday is no longer just the day after Thanksgiving. Deals now roll out in a chaotic mass all throughout November.Just a couple of years ago, most of those early discounts weren’t any good. But that’s changed.While the deals that command headlines (those so-called “doorbusters”) are typically still available on only Thanksgiving or Black Friday, some worthwhile sales are already trickling out now. We’ve begun rounding up those here, so keep an eye peeled for further updates a…
    - 3 days ago, 15 Nov 18, 1:48am -
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  • Best DVR for cord cutters
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    The MacBook Pro is Apple’s top-of-the-line laptop. It offers top-notch performance for demanding users who need processing power and are willing to spend top dollar for it.The current version of the MacBook Pro was released in July 2018. The new laptops have the same design as the previous version, but the laptops feature new processors that provide a speed boost. Learn more about the MacBook Pro by reading about its main features below.The latest news about the MacBook Pro: New graphics n…
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  • The Anker PowerPort 6 Lite 6-port USB hub is $12 today, a savings of $8
    You can never have too many USB ports, especially if you have a lot of devices in your orbit. Today you can add six with an on-sale Anker charger.Normally $20, today the Anker PowerPort 6 Lite is listed at its lowest price of $16Remove non-product link. If you click the coupon box you’ll save another $4, bringing it down to $12 on Amazon—a killer price for a lot of ports. To read this article in full, please click here
    - 3 days ago, 14 Nov 18, 10:15pm -
  • Upgrade to a 27-inch, 1080p FreeSync monitor for $200 or less
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    - 3 days ago, 14 Nov 18, 8:19pm -
  • Amazon Fire TV Recast review: This over-the-air DVR is frustratingly close to great
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