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  • newApp Developer Panic Announces New $149 'Playdate' Game System Coming in 2020

    App Developer Panic Announces New $149 'Playdate' Game System Coming in 2020

    Panic, a company known for developing apps for iOS and macOS, today announced plans to enter the hardware market with the launch of the Playdate, a new handheld gaming system.Playdate features an entirely unique design with a black and white display, d-pad, A+B buttons, and a crank on the side that's designed to be similar to an analog stick.Oh yeah, the crank! No, it doesn't power the device. It's a flip-out rotational controller that puts a fresh spin on fun. Some games use it exclus…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 May 19, 4:30am -
  • newHands-On With the New 4K 23.7-Inch LG UltraFine Display

    Hands-On With the New 4K 23.7-Inch LG UltraFine Display

    Apple this week began stocking a new 4K 23.7-inch LG UltraFine Display, which replaces the original 21.5-inch 4K LG UltraFine Display that was pulled from retail stores and the online Apple Store earlier this year.We picked up one of the new 23.7-inch UltraFine Displays and thought we'd check it out to see if it's worth the $700 price point.Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.The new 4K display looks quite similar to the prior-generation 4K and 5K UltraFine displ…
    - 9 hours ago, 23 May 19, 3:36am -
  • newApple Updates WWDC App With Customizable Icons, Hidden Session Info and iMessage Stickers Ahead of 2019 Event

    Apple Updates WWDC App With Customizable Icons, Hidden Session Info and iMessage Stickers Ahead of 2019 Event

    Ahead of the 2019 Worldwide Developers Conference, which kicks off on Monday, June 3 with a keynote event, Apple has updated its official WWDC app for iOS devices.There have been no design changes to the app aside from a new neon icon that better matches the darker theme of the 2019 conference, but according to Apple's release notes, the update adds a new profile area for managing notifications, virtual queuing for labs, and app icon selection. App icon selection means you can change the col…
    - 14 hours ago, 22 May 19, 11:19pm -
  • newApple Releases macOS Mojave 10.14.5 Supplemental Update for 2018 and 2019 15-Inch MacBook Pro

    Apple Releases macOS Mojave 10.14.5 Supplemental Update for 2018 and 2019 15-Inch MacBook Pro

    Apple today quietly released an updated version of macOS Mojave 10.14.5, which is designed for 15-inch MacBook Pro models that feature a T2 security chip, aka the 2018 and 2019 machines.The new version of the software can be downloaded through the "Software Update" section of System Preferences on all compatible Macs.According to Apple's release notes, the new software addresses a "firmware issue" impacting Macs with a T2 chip. Apple provided no additional detail, so we don't know what…
    - 14 hours ago, 22 May 19, 10:59pm -
  • newWatch an Apple Watch Get Dipped in 24-Karat Pure Gold

    Watch an Apple Watch Get Dipped in 24-Karat Pure Gold

    Apple may have discontinued its solid gold Apple Watch Edition back in 2016, but that hasn't stopped some keen do-it-yourselfers from filling the void.YouTube stars Casey Neistat and JerryRigEverything's Zack Nelson have teamed up to dip an Apple Watch Series 4 in 24-karat pure gold -- the Apple Watch Edition used 18-karat gold for comparison, but it was solid, not just plated. Bonus: unlike the $10,000-and-up Apple Watch Edition, this one can even run watchOS 5.The process involved…
    - 15 hours ago, 22 May 19, 10:03pm -
  • newApple Sends Out Media Invites for WWDC Keynote on June 3

    Apple Sends Out Media Invites for WWDC Keynote on June 3

    Apple today sent out media invites for the keynote event of its 30th annual Worldwide Developers Conference, which takes place at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California.The WWDC keynote will provide a first look at new software that Apple is debuting in 2019, including iOS 13, macOS 10.15, watchOS 6, and tvOS 13.Image via Neil CybartRumors have suggested Apple is considering using the event to unveil the new high-end high-throughput Mac Pro tha…
    - 15 hours ago, 22 May 19, 9:42pm -
  • newFileMaker 18 for macOS Launches With Improved UI and More Security Controls

    FileMaker 18 for macOS Launches With Improved UI and More Security Controls

    FileMaker 18 for macOS launched today, introducing a collection of feature enhancements like an improved user interface and a larger variety of security controls. FileMaker, Inc. is one of Apple's subsidiary companies and makes the FileMaker Platform, which allows developers to build custom apps.The company said that the new UI includes an "Import Field Mapping" dialog box, so that users can more easily map imported source data to FileMaker fields. Users can also use type ahead instead of…
    - 16 hours ago, 22 May 19, 8:32pm -
  • newApple Previews New Privacy-Focused Ad Tracking Solution Coming to Safari Later This Year

    Apple Previews New Privacy-Focused Ad Tracking Solution Coming to Safari Later This Year

    Apple today previewed a new Safari feature called Privacy Preserving Ad Click Attribution that it says will allow advertisers to measure the effectiveness of their ad campaigns on the web without compromising user privacy.In a blog post, WebKit engineer John Wilander explains that ad click attribution has traditionally been done through the use of cookies and so-called "tracking pixels," allowing both the advertiser and the website where the ad was placed to know when someone has clicked o…
    - 16 hours ago, 22 May 19, 8:26pm -
  • newApple Pledges to Be 'Clearer and More Upfront' With iPhone Users About Battery Health and Performance in UK

    Apple Pledges to Be 'Clearer and More Upfront' With iPhone Users About Battery Health and Performance in UK

    The UK's competition watchdog today announced that Apple has formally agreed to be "clearer and more upfront with iPhone users" about battery health and performance to ensure compliance with consumer law, as the BBC reports.In a pledge submitted to the Competition and Markets Authority or CMA, Apple committed to several actions it has already taken, including providing consumers with "clear and comprehensible information" about lithium-ion batteries, unexpected shutdowns, and performance m…
    - 17 hours ago, 22 May 19, 8:08pm -
  • newRiot Games Working on Mobile Version of 'League of Legends', Not Ready for 2019 Launch

    Riot Games Working on Mobile Version of 'League of Legends', Not Ready for 2019 Launch

    Popular PC game League of Legends is on its way to mobile devices, according to three sources with knowledge of plans for the game who spoke with Reuters. The smartphone version of the game is being worked on by Tencent Holdings in China and Riot Games in the United States.Work on the game has been ongoing for over a year, but the game is "unlikely" to debut in 2019. The mobile game faced development troubles when relations between Tencent and Riot became strained after Tencent developed i…
    - 17 hours ago, 22 May 19, 8:04pm -
  • new'Mario Kart Tour' Gameplay Revealed in New Images and Video Shared From Beta Players

    'Mario Kart Tour' Gameplay Revealed in New Images and Video Shared From Beta Players

    Nintendo today kicked off the beta for its mobile game Mario Kart Tour, limited to Android in Japan and the United States. Thanks to players starting to get their hands on the game, we now have a video and a few screenshots of Mario Kart Tour that provide a good idea of what you can expect from the mobile version of Mario Kart (via iGeneration).Images via iGenerationLike the console versions of the franchise, Mario Kart Tour is a kart racer set in the Mushroom Kingdom, tasking players with…
    - 18 hours ago, 22 May 19, 7:00pm -
  • newFTC Wins Antitrust Lawsuit Against Qualcomm [Updated]

    FTC Wins Antitrust Lawsuit Against Qualcomm [Updated]

    The FTC today won its antitrust lawsuit against Qualcomm over the chipmaker's anticompetitive business practices. As first reported by legal expert Florian Mueller on his blog FOSS Patents, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh has ruled that Qualcomm's so-called "no license, no chips" model, under which the chipmaker has refused to provide chips to companies without a patent license, violates federal antitrust laws.The ruling has significant implications for Apple, as Koh ordered that Qualcomm…
    - 19 hours ago, 22 May 19, 5:51pm -
  • newEE to Launch 5G in the United Kingdom on May 30

    EE to Launch 5G in the United Kingdom on May 30

    Mobile network EE has announced it will launch 5G in the United Kingdom on May 30, beating rival Vodafone's 5G offering which launches in early July.At a London press event this morning, EE revealed that the new 5G service will run alongside 4G. EE also confirmed that it won't be throttling its 4G service to make the 5G look faster.Marc Allera, chief executive of EE, said its 5G radio equipment will be supplied by its partners Qualcomm, Samsung, Google, LG, One Plus, Oppo, HTC, and Hua…
    - 23 hours ago, 22 May 19, 2:15pm -
  • newValve Releases New Steam Chat App for iOS

    Valve Releases New Steam Chat App for iOS

    Valve has released a new free standalone Steam Chat app for iOS and Android that brings several of the desktop Steam chat client's features to mobile.Steam users can now use their smartphones and tablets to see who in their friends list is in game or online at a glance, participate in group chats, send invite links, customize notifications for friends, groups and channels, and embed rich chat features like videos, tweets, and gifs in chat threads. The app is just missing voice chat, but Va…
    - 23 hours ago, 22 May 19, 1:43pm -
  • Seven Safari Tricks on iOS You Might Not Know

    Seven Safari Tricks on iOS You Might Not Know

    Safari on iOS has a surprising number of hidden tricks, letting you manipulate tabs, conduct page-specific searches, and more, and not all of these features are immediately obvious due to the gestures involved.We've rounded up some useful must-know Safari tips that you might not be aware of or may have forgotten, so make sure to check out our video because we bet there's something here that's going to be new to you.Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Close Al…
    - 1 day ago, 22 May 19, 2:27am -
  • Transit Riders in Portland Now Able to Add Hop Fastpass to Apple's Wallet App

    Transit Riders in Portland Now Able to Add Hop Fastpass to Apple's Wallet App

    As of today, transit users in the Portland-Vancouver area are able to use their iPhones and Apple Watches to ride the TriMet, C-Tran, and Portland Streetcar, according to the Portland Tribune.A new update to the Hop app for the Portland area allows the Hop Fastpass for these transit services to be added to Apple Wallet, and from Apple Wallet, they can be used in lieu of a physical ticket or card.To use the new Hop Fastpass option, riders can hold an iPhone or an Apple Watch near the read…
    - 1 day ago, 22 May 19, 2:02am -
  • Apple Named Cannes Lions' 2019 Creative Marketer of the Year

    Apple Named Cannes Lions' 2019 Creative Marketer of the Year

    Cannes Lions today announced that Apple has been named the Creative Marketer of the Year, marking the first time the Cupertino company has won the award.Apple was named the Creative Marketer of the Year to honor its "world class creative communications and marketing initiatives."Simon Cook, Managing Director of Cannes Lions, said that Apple is "highly deserving" of the Creative Marketer of the Year Award."The company's marketing and communications consistently showcases creative excell…
    - 1 day ago, 22 May 19, 1:28am -
  • Apple's Online Store Now Offering New 4K 23.7-Inch LG UltraFine Display

    Apple's Online Store Now Offering New 4K 23.7-Inch LG UltraFine Display

    The Apple online store and Apple retail stores in the United States are now offering a new 4K 23.7-inch LG UltraFine Display, which replaces the previously available 4K and 5K displays from LG.Priced at $700, the new display was discovered in an Apple retail store yesterday before making its way online today.Apple started offering 4K and 5K LG UltraFine displays alongside the 2016 MacBook Pro, but has since stopped selling both of the original models.The new 23.7-inch display featu…
    - 1 day ago, 22 May 19, 12:53am -
  • Apple Debuts New 8-Core MacBook Pro With Updated Keyboard

    Apple Debuts New 8-Core MacBook Pro With Updated Keyboard

    Apple today announced the surprise launch of new 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro models, which are the fastest Mac notebooks ever at the top of the line. The updated machines feature Intel's 8th and 9th-generation processors, with high-end models featuring eight cores for the first time.According to Apple, the new MacBook Pro offers two times faster performance than a quad-core MacBook Pro and 40 percent more performance than a 6-core MacBook Pro. The new 13-inch machines are using updated quad…
    - 2 days ago, 21 May 19, 10:31pm -
  • Apple Launches New Backlight Service Program for 2016 13-Inch MacBook Pro Display to Address 'Flexgate' Issues

    Apple Launches New Backlight Service Program for 2016 13-Inch MacBook Pro Display to Address 'Flexgate' Issues

    Alongside the launch of new MacBook Pro models, Apple today introduced a new Backlight Service Program for the 13-inch MacBook Pro.According to Apple, a "very small percentage" of 2016 13-inch MacBook Pro displays can exhibit vertical bright areas along the bottom of the screen or a backlight that malfunctions entirely.Apple will repair affected devices, which includes machines sold between October 2016 and February 2018, for free. Eligible models are listed below: MacBook Pro (13…
    - 2 days ago, 21 May 19, 10:30pm -

The Unofficial Apple Blog

  • newFujifilm launches the groundbreaking 102-megapixel mirrorless GFX100

    Fujifilm launches the groundbreaking 102-megapixel mirrorless GFX100

    While there are four full-frame mirrorless cameras battling it out for supremacy, Fujifilm is content to stick with APS-C and medium-format. Now, it has announced that its impressive flagship medium-format camera, the 102-megapixel GFX100, will soon...
    - 1 hour ago, 23 May 19, 11:30am -
  • newAcer's Nitro 5 and Swift 3 laptops pack the latest AMD Ryzen processors

    Acer's Nitro 5 and Swift 3 laptops pack the latest AMD Ryzen processors

    Acer isn't just sticking to Intel for chips in its latest laptops. The company has rolled out versions of its Nitro 5 gaming laptop and Swift 3 thin-and-light that pack second-generation Ryzen Mobile processors. The 15.6-inch Nitro 5 (above) carries...
    - 3 hours ago, 23 May 19, 9:30am -
  • new'Fortnite' player Tfue presses his esports team to #ReleaseTheContract

    'Fortnite' player Tfue presses his esports team to #ReleaseTheContract

    Just a couple of days after pro Fortnite player Turner "Tfue" Tenney filed a lawsuit against his esports team FaZe Clan, the gamer himself is speaking out in a new video. As we explained yesterday, Tenney's lawsuit seeks to sever ties with FaZe Clan,...
    - 4 hours ago, 23 May 19, 9:10am -
  • newFocals smart glasses put Google Fit data on your face

    Focals smart glasses put Google Fit data on your face

    North's Focals smart glasses can put important data in your eyeline from the gym to the board room. The glasses can sync with Google Fit and Google Slides as a part of recent software updates announced by the company.
    - 4 hours ago, 23 May 19, 8:31am -
  • newBeatport's streaming service for DJs sends music directly to decks

    Beatport's streaming service for DJs sends music directly to decks

    DJs are used to lugging their music around on vinyl and less back-breaking external drives, but they soon might not need to bring much of anything for their next gig. Beatport recently introduced its $15 per month Link service that streams tracks dir...
    - 6 hours ago, 23 May 19, 7:19am -
  • newMany Google Duplex calls are from real people instead of AI

    Many Google Duplex calls are from real people instead of AI

    Google's Duplex reservations might be more widely available, but that doesn't mean the AI is ready to handle every call. The company has confirmed to the New York Times that about 25 percent of the Assistant-based calls start with a human in a call...
    - 7 hours ago, 23 May 19, 5:56am -
  • new'Firewatch' publisher's Playdate gaming handheld has a crank

    'Firewatch' publisher's Playdate gaming handheld has a crank

    Now here's an entrant in the game console wars that you didn't see coming. Veteran software developer Panic (best known for writing Transmit and publishing Firewatch) has unveiled a handheld game system, Playdate, that aims to break the rules of game...
    - 8 hours ago, 23 May 19, 4:48am -
  • newSpaceX sues over 'wrongly awarded' Air Force rocket contracts

    SpaceX sues over 'wrongly awarded' Air Force rocket contracts

    To say that SpaceX was unhappy with losing out on the US Air Force's rocket development contracts would be an understatement. The company has sued the US government under claims that the Air Force "wrongly awarded" contracts to Blue Origin, Northrop...
    - 9 hours ago, 23 May 19, 3:49am -
  • newAirbus shares a glimpse of its flying taxi cockpit

    Airbus shares a glimpse of its flying taxi cockpit

    Airbus has been working on its Vahana project for years. It's an attempt to create an autonomous passenger drone network that could operate like a flying version of the Waymo's self-driving cars. In January, the company's flying taxi took to the skie...
    - 10 hours ago, 23 May 19, 3:05am -
  • newAR porn lenses live on in Snapchat despite ban

    AR porn lenses live on in Snapchat despite ban

    Snapchat has deleted Naughty America's account and taken down the X-rated AR lenses it debuted this week. However, the porn studio isn't backing down quietly, as it's distributing the source files and directions for the lenses, and encouraging fans t...
    - 11 hours ago, 23 May 19, 2:08am -
  • newLawmakers call for regulation of facial recognition tech

    Lawmakers call for regulation of facial recognition tech

    A bipartisan group of lawmakers is calling for regulations to restrict the use of facial recognition technology before "it gets out of control," according to the Washington Post. Members of the Congressional House Oversight and Reform Committee held...
    - 12 hours ago, 23 May 19, 1:19am -
  • newNASA wants you to get your boarding pass to Mars

    NASA wants you to get your boarding pass to Mars

    You probably won't visit Mars for a long time, if ever. You might have a way to go in spirit, though. NASA has introduced a "Send Your Name" campaign that will put your name on the Mars 2020 rover, leaving a long-term record of your name on the Red...
    - 12 hours ago, 23 May 19, 12:55am -
  • newAtari shows off joystick and controller for its retro VCS console

    Atari shows off joystick and controller for its retro VCS console

    When the Atari VCS team decided to remake the retro console, it knew the controllers would be just as important as the box itself. After all, there's no gaming accessory quite as iconic as the Atari CX40 joystick. Earlier this spring, we got a glimps...
    - 13 hours ago, 23 May 19, 12:08am -
  • newAmazon investors reject call to limit facial recognition system sales

    Amazon investors reject call to limit facial recognition system sales

    Amazon shareholders have voted against a proposal to limit the company from selling its facial recognition technology to law enforcement and government agencies. The proposal, which highlighted concerns over the Rekognition system related to "civil a...
    - 13 hours ago, 22 May 19, 11:25pm -
  • newWhy putting googly eyes on robots makes them inherently less threatening

    Why putting googly eyes on robots makes them inherently less threatening

    At the start of 2019, supermarket chain Giant Food Stores announced it would begin operating customer-assisting robots -- collectively dubbed Marty -- in 172 East Coast locations. These autonomous machines may navigate their respective store using a...
    - 14 hours ago, 22 May 19, 11:03pm -
  • newCrowdfunded gaming console Ouya will shut down for good on June 25th

    Crowdfunded gaming console Ouya will shut down for good on June 25th

    Seven years ago, Ouya was going to change the face of gaming. Now it's dead. Razer, the company that bought Ouya back in 2015, announced today that it will be discontinuing support for the gaming console. Owners of Ouya will have until June 25th to c...
    - 14 hours ago, 22 May 19, 10:57pm -
  • newWindows 10's Xbox bar helps you find and share games

    Windows 10's Xbox bar helps you find and share games

    Windows 10's May 2019 Update includes one more notable feature: an overlay made just for gamers. Microsoft has detailed an Xbox Game Bar that provides quick access to controls and social features while you're playing. Invoke the Win-G keyboard shortc...
    - 14 hours ago, 22 May 19, 10:49pm -
  • newWhat’s coming to Netflix in June: ‘Black Mirror’ and the final 'Jessica Jones'

    What’s coming to Netflix in June: ‘Black Mirror’ and the final 'Jessica Jones'

    Netflix packed May with new movies like Wine Country, the animated series Tuca and Bertie, a Ted Bundy biopic and more. Now, it's bringing just as much new content and star power to June. In just the first half of the month, Netflix will release seas...
    - 14 hours ago, 22 May 19, 10:41pm -
  • newOne of these models doesn't exist

    One of these models doesn't exist

    Virtual humans are gradually scaling the uncanny valley, and like artificial intelligence, they're coming for our jobs. A case in point is Imma, a digital Instagram model who has garnered over 50,000 followers thanks to her (its?) trendy, street-styl...
    - 14 hours ago, 22 May 19, 10:30pm -
  • new‘Just Cause’ movie is coming from ‘John Wick’ creator

    ‘Just Cause’ movie is coming from ‘John Wick’ creator

    German studio Constantin Film has acquired the film rights to open-world action game Just Cause, and hope to start shooting in 2020, reports Deadline. Derek Kolstad, the creator and writer of the John Wick trilogy, has been tapped to write the script...
    - 15 hours ago, 22 May 19, 10:14pm -
  • newConsumer Reports: Tesla's automatic lane changes pose safety concerns

    Consumer Reports: Tesla's automatic lane changes pose safety concerns

    We found that Tesla's Navigate on Autopilot has its quirks, but Consumer Reports is... slightly more concerned. The publication has claimed that the latest version of the semi-autonomous driving feature poses "serious safety concerns," making automa...
    - 15 hours ago, 22 May 19, 9:59pm -
  • newLondon Underground will track everyone's Tube trip via WiFi

    London Underground will track everyone's Tube trip via WiFi

    Transport for London, the UK capital's transit authority, will start collecting data on how people move around the Underground system by tracking phones and other connected devices using its extensive WiFi network. The agency's systems will depersona...
    - 15 hours ago, 22 May 19, 9:44pm -
  • newMozilla is helping to make web-based VR available to everyone

    Mozilla is helping to make web-based VR available to everyone

    Even though virtual reality has been in the mainstream for several years now, it's still not very accessible. It often takes trained engineers to create, release and distribute VR content. That could soon change, however, thanks to a new project call...
    - 15 hours ago, 22 May 19, 9:30pm -
  • newThe best lenses for Canon RF mount

    The best lenses for Canon RF mount

    Many photographers keep a cheap compact 50mm lens in their bags, but that is not what Canon has made here. The Canon RF 50mm F/1.2 is over 2 pounds and costs more than $2,000, but what you're getting for that is an incredible sharp lens with an ultra...
    - 16 hours ago, 22 May 19, 9:15pm -
  • newGoogle Search redesign adds website names and logos to results page

    Google Search redesign adds website names and logos to results page

    Google is bringing a new Search layout to mobile, and it's rolling out the changes beginning today. Now, when you search on your mobile device, you'll see a website name and logo at the top of each results card. If Google has a "useful ad" to show yo...
    - 16 hours ago, 22 May 19, 8:56pm -

9to5 Mac Apple News

  • newPanic reveals ‘Playdate’ handheld game system w/ a unique design, launching in 2020 for $149

    Panic reveals ‘Playdate’ handheld game system w/ a unique design, launching in 2020 for $149

    Panic, the company behind a handful of popular developer applications and the hit indie game Firewatch, has announced its foray into hardware. The company today unveiled the Playdate, a handheld gaming device that’s barely bigger than the iPhone. more…The post Panic reveals ‘Playdate’ handheld game system w/ a unique design, launching in 2020 for $149 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 9 hours ago, 23 May 19, 4:06am -
  • newApple agrees to notify iPhone users if iOS updates will affect performance, UK government says

    Apple agrees to notify iPhone users if iOS updates will affect performance, UK government says

    Over a year after the initial issue, Apple is still facing pushback over its decision to slow down older iPhones in conjunction with aging batteries. Today, a consumer watchdog group in the UK announced that Apple has agreed to notify customers if future iOS updates will affect an iPhone’s performance. more…The post Apple agrees to notify iPhone users if iOS updates will affect performance, UK government says appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 10 hours ago, 23 May 19, 2:32am -
  • newVignette for iOS easily personalizes contact photos using social media

    Vignette for iOS easily personalizes contact photos using social media

    Independent developer Casey Liss has today released an incredibly useful new Contacts utility for iOS. Dubbed Vignette, the app allows you to easily update contact images in one batch. To find images, it scans various social networks and matches that information to your contacts. more…The post Vignette for iOS easily personalizes contact photos using social media appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 13 hours ago, 22 May 19, 11:29pm -
  • newWWDC iOS app updated with customizable neon icons and new stickers

    WWDC iOS app updated with customizable neon icons and new stickers

    After sending out WWDC invites to the press today, Apple has updated its iOS app for this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference with customizable neon icons, new stickers, and more. more…The post WWDC iOS app updated with customizable neon icons and new stickers appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 14 hours ago, 22 May 19, 11:10pm -
  • newApple releases macOS 10.14.5 update to resolve MacBook Pro T2 security chip firmware issue

    Apple releases macOS 10.14.5 update to resolve MacBook Pro T2 security chip firmware issue

    Following last week’s release of macOS 10.14.5, Apple today has released a supplemental update for certain MacBook Pro users. Apple says today’s update resolves certain issues with the T2 Security Chip. more…The post Apple releases macOS 10.14.5 update to resolve MacBook Pro T2 security chip firmware issue appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 14 hours ago, 22 May 19, 10:55pm -
  • newStacktrace Podcast 037: “Spelunker’s Disneyland”

    Stacktrace Podcast 037: “Spelunker’s Disneyland”

    Rambo discovers evidence of CloudKit-based serverless functions and buys yet another iPhone XR, John takes another step towards making the iPad Pro his main computer, and Apple releases a new MacBook Pro.Sponsored by HP: For 9to5Mac’s Deal of the Month, you can save big on HP displays, accessories, printers and much more via its Memorial Day Sale on now.https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2019/05/FbkOKIFkKk_StacktraceEp37.mp3 more…The post Stacktrace Podcast 037: “Spelunk…
    - 14 hours ago, 22 May 19, 10:30pm -
  • newHands-on: Synology’s MR2200ac mesh router enhances its AirPort Extreme alternative [Video]

    Hands-on: Synology’s MR2200ac mesh router enhances its AirPort Extreme alternative [Video]

    A couple of years ago I replaced my Apple AirPort Extreme router with Synology’s RT2600ac. I made this move partly because of the rumors about Apple exiting the router business — which it eventually did — and partly because I desired a more robust feature set.This was around the same time that consumer mesh networks were really beginning to gain in popularity, but unfortunately, Synology didn’t offer a mesh networking solution at the time. The good news is that Synology now has a mesh…
    - 15 hours ago, 22 May 19, 9:54pm -
  • newApple Watch Series 4 is $70 off, plus deals on Sonos speakers and iOttie mounts

    Apple Watch Series 4 is $70 off, plus deals on Sonos speakers and iOttie mounts

    Headlining today’s best deals from 9to5Toys is up to $70 off Apple Watch Series 4, refurbished AirPlay Sonos speakers, and discounts on the latest iOttie car mounts. Head below for more. more…The post Apple Watch Series 4 is $70 off, plus deals on Sonos speakers and iOttie mounts appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 15 hours ago, 22 May 19, 9:43pm -
  • newApple invites press to WWDC 2019 keynote, iOS 13 and macOS 10.15 unveil expected

    Apple invites press to WWDC 2019 keynote, iOS 13 and macOS 10.15 unveil expected

    Apple has confirmed with press that its next media event — the opening keynote of WWDC — will take place on June 3rd at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET. The keynote will be held in San Jose, California, at the McEnery Convention Center where Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference is held. We don’t expect this keynote to be hardware-packed like WWDC 2017, but we do anticipate a major hardware teaser. more…The post Apple invites press to WWDC 2019 keynote, iOS 13 and macOS 10.15 unveil expected…
    - 15 hours ago, 22 May 19, 9:36pm -
  • newLeague of Legends, the most popular PC game, is being developed for iOS and Android

    League of Legends, the most popular PC game, is being developed for iOS and Android

    Tencent and Riot Games are reportedly developing a mobile version of the highly popular multiplayer online battle arena game League of Legends. The release isn’t expected this year, but an iOS and Android version could offer a boost for the franchise, particularly in Asian countries. more…The post League of Legends, the most popular PC game, is being developed for iOS and Android appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 15 hours ago, 22 May 19, 9:21pm -
  • new9to5Mac Daily: May 22, 2019

    9to5Mac Daily: May 22, 2019

    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/6/2019/05/9to5Mac-Daily-05-22-2019.mp3 more…The post 9to5Mac Daily: May 22, 2019 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 16 hours ago, 22 May 19, 8:48pm -
  • newApple plans privacy-focused compromise for ad-tracking in Safari

    Apple plans privacy-focused compromise for ad-tracking in Safari

    Ad-tracking in Safari has been one of the trickier issues for Apple to address. On the one hand, Apple wants to protect the privacy of its customers. On the other, it recognizes that many of the websites they visit are funded by ads, and preventing tracking altogether makes free websites less viable.The company does, though, think it has come up with a win-win for consumers and advertisers alike. Indeed, Apple thinks its solution is so good that it wants the World Wide Web Consortium to make i…
    - 16 hours ago, 22 May 19, 8:31pm -
  • newChinese media says it’s now ’embarrassing’ to use an iPhone in China

    Chinese media says it’s now ’embarrassing’ to use an iPhone in China

    Using an iPhone in China is now seen as embarrassing by some consumers, says a local report.The combined impact of the Trump administration’s trade war on China and export blacklisting of Huawei is further strengthening the ‘Boycott Apple’ movement in the country … more…The post Chinese media says it’s now ’embarrassing’ to use an iPhone in China appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 18 hours ago, 22 May 19, 7:04pm -
  • newReport: DOJ ready to block T-Mobile and Sprint merger despite FCC green light

    Report: DOJ ready to block T-Mobile and Sprint merger despite FCC green light

    On Monday, T-Mobile and Sprint scored a win in the efforts to make their merger a reality by getting the verbal approval of FCC chairman, Ajit Pai. However, getting DOJ approval was still uncertain. Today, Justice Department staff have recommended the deal be blocked. more…The post Report: DOJ ready to block T-Mobile and Sprint merger despite FCC green light appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 18 hours ago, 22 May 19, 6:42pm -
  • newEE 5G service will beat Vodafone to market in the UK, starting next week

    EE 5G service will beat Vodafone to market in the UK, starting next week

    Vodafone was first to announce its 5G rollout in the UK last week, but it’s been beaten to launch by a rival network. EE 5G service will start next week, well ahead of Vodafone’s July date … more…The post EE 5G service will beat Vodafone to market in the UK, starting next week appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 19 hours ago, 22 May 19, 6:14pm -
  • newHaving Siri, Google Assistant & other intelligent assistants female by default is sexist, says UN

    Having Siri, Google Assistant & other intelligent assistants female by default is sexist, says UN

    Apple’s decision to make Siri’s voice female by default in the US and many other countries reinforces gender bias, claims a new United Nations report. The same complaint is levelled at Google Assistant, Amazon’s Alexa and Microsoft’s Cortana.The problem with this, says the report, is that it ‘reflects and reinforces’ the idea that assistants – acting in a support role – are female … more…The post Having Siri, Google Assistant & other intelligent assistants female by defau…
    - 20 hours ago, 22 May 19, 5:19pm -
  • newPortland Apple Store reopening May 31st with new video wall

    Portland Apple Store reopening May 31st with new video wall

    Following months of renovation, Apple is preparing to reopen its store in Portland, Oregon with a new look. Apple Pioneer Place will welcome customers once again on May 31st at 10:00 A.M. Upgrades will include a new Forum, video wall, and more. more…The post Portland Apple Store reopening May 31st with new video wall appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 20 hours ago, 22 May 19, 4:50pm -
  • newSteam Chat for iOS and Android now available, voice chat to follow

    Steam Chat for iOS and Android now available, voice chat to follow

    Just a week after Steam Link finally came to iOS, allowing players to stream games from their Mac, Steam Chat for iOS and Android has also been released.Steam Chat offers most of the key features of Steam chat on the Mac, but not all … more…The post Steam Chat for iOS and Android now available, voice chat to follow appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 20 hours ago, 22 May 19, 4:31pm -
  • newFTC wins antitrust case against Qualcomm [update: Qualcomm appealing]

    FTC wins antitrust case against Qualcomm [update: Qualcomm appealing]

    Update: Qualcomm unsurprisingly disagrees with the judgement and will be appealing the ruling to the US Court of Appeals 9th Circuit. Original story below.Judge Koh has filed her ruling on the FTC antitrust suit against Qualcomm, and it comprehensively concludes that Qualcomm business practices were anticompetitive as reported by FOSSPatents.Qualcomm has been ordered to renegotiate existing licensing terms such that its supply of modem chips is wholly separate to any patent licensing agreemen…
    - 22 hours ago, 22 May 19, 2:44pm -
  • Samsung updates popular T5 SSD with two new designer colors

    Samsung updates popular T5 SSD with two new designer colors

    Today Samsung introduced two all-new designer finishes for the T5 SSD — Rose Gold and Metallic Red. The new colors join the existing Deep Black and Alluring Blue finishes to round out the lineup. more…The post Samsung updates popular T5 SSD with two new designer colors appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago, 22 May 19, 12:31pm -
  • How to print contact info to envelopes, lists, and labels on Mac

    How to print contact info to envelopes, lists, and labels on Mac

    If you’re working on planning an event like a wedding, party, or something similar it’s handy to be able to print out addresses and other contact info to lists, labels, and envelopes. Read on for how to print from the Contacts app on Mac. more…The post How to print contact info to envelopes, lists, and labels on Mac appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago, 22 May 19, 12:30pm -
  • David Sparks publishes helpful Field Guide for mastering Keyboard Maestro on Mac

    David Sparks publishes helpful Field Guide for mastering Keyboard Maestro on Mac

    Over the years, David Sparks has published a wide collection of “Field Guides” for various apps and platforms, including OmniFocus, Siri Shortcuts, and much more. Today, Sparks is out with his latest Field Guide, this time covering Keyboard Maestro. more…The post David Sparks publishes helpful Field Guide for mastering Keyboard Maestro on Mac appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago, 22 May 19, 6:14am -
  • Former Facebook security chief says it’s time for Mark Zuckerberg to step down as CEO

    Former Facebook security chief says it’s time for Mark Zuckerberg to step down as CEO

    Facebook is facing criticism from yet another one of its former executives. As detailed by CNBC, former Facebook security chief Alex Stamos questioned the amount of power Mark Zuckerberg has accumulated while speaking at the Collision Conference in Toronto. more…The post Former Facebook security chief says it’s time for Mark Zuckerberg to step down as CEO appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago, 22 May 19, 5:07am -
  • Hop Fastpass adds Apple Pay support for transit riders in Portland

    Hop Fastpass adds Apple Pay support for transit riders in Portland

    Starting this week, transit users in the Portland-Vancouver region can now use iPhone and Apple Watch for transit rides. Customers can add their Hop transit cards to Apple Wallet, allowing them to ditch physical cards and tickets. more…The post Hop Fastpass adds Apple Pay support for transit riders in Portland appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago, 22 May 19, 3:15am -
  • Apple Store now selling new generation LG UltraFine 4K display with 23.7-inch screen, Thunderbolt 3 passthrough

    Apple Store now selling new generation LG UltraFine 4K display with 23.7-inch screen, Thunderbolt 3 passthrough

    Apple is now selling a new generation LG UltraFine 4K Display for the same $699 price as the previous generation. The product is now listed at the Apple Online Store with shipping from tomorrow. more…The post Apple Store now selling new generation LG UltraFine 4K display with 23.7-inch screen, Thunderbolt 3 passthrough appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 19, 12:37am -
  • Apple expands Keyboard Service Program to include 2018 MacBook Pro and current MacBook Air

    Apple expands Keyboard Service Program to include 2018 MacBook Pro and current MacBook Air

    After acknowledging issues with its 2018 butterfly keyboards earlier this year, Apple has today expanded its Keyboard Service Program to cover the 2018 MacBook Pro and MacBook Air notebooks. The company is also using a new material in a revised third-gen butterfly keyboard that it claims should resolve issues like missed key presses and double key-presses. Additionally, Apple has started another Service Program for MacBook Pros with backlight display failures. more…The post Apple expands Ke…
    - 2 days ago, 21 May 19, 10:41pm -
  • Apple announces more powerful 8-core MacBook Pro with updated butterfly keyboard design

    Apple announces more powerful 8-core MacBook Pro with updated butterfly keyboard design

    Apple has announced today that it is upgrading the MacBook Pro with faster 8th- and 9th-generation Intel Core processors. This revision marks the first time that the MacBook Pro has been available in an 8-core configuration. The new MacBook Pro models also feature a revised keyboard design. more…The post Apple announces more powerful 8-core MacBook Pro with updated butterfly keyboard design appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 21 May 19, 10:32pm -
  • Apple earns Cannes Lions ‘creative marketer of the year’ honor for the first time

    Apple earns Cannes Lions ‘creative marketer of the year’ honor for the first time

    The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity today awarded Apple the title of 2019’s Creative Marketer of the Year. Despite having won other awards for its marketing efforts, this is the first time Apple has one the Creative Marketer of the Year prize. more…The post Apple earns Cannes Lions ‘creative marketer of the year’ honor for the first time appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 21 May 19, 10:21pm -
  • Today’s best deals include Mac accessories at Amazon, discounted iTunes gift cards, and $480 off iPad Pro

    Today’s best deals include Mac accessories at Amazon, discounted iTunes gift cards, and $480 off iPad Pro

    Today’s 9to5Toys Lunch Break includes a Mac accessories sale at Amazon, discounted iTunes gift cards, and up to $480 off previous generation iPad Pro models. Head below for all of the best deals and more. more…The post Today’s best deals include Mac accessories at Amazon, discounted iTunes gift cards, and $480 off iPad Pro appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 21 May 19, 9:56pm -
  • Even Huawei propagandists attacking Apple over Trump ban tweet from the iPhone

    Even Huawei propagandists attacking Apple over Trump ban tweet from the iPhone

    Both Apple and Huawei are entangled in the US and China trade war as tensions have grown over the last few weeks. A ‘Boycott Apple’ movement has gained steam in China, and many in the country are singing the praises of local tech giant Huawei while Trump has banned the company’s products. The latest example is a Chinese diplomat who has attacked Apple on Twitter saying Huawei has “cut Apple into pieces” but hilariously, he did it from an iPhone. more…The post Even Huawei propagan…
    - 2 days ago, 21 May 19, 9:41pm -
  • Apple tried to buy Tesla for more than it’s currently worth a few years ago, report says

    Apple tried to buy Tesla for more than it’s currently worth a few years ago, report says

    Apple reportedly offered to buy Tesla at around $240 per share back in 2013.The bid from six years ago is now being reported as Tesla’s share price has dipped under the price Apple was allegedly willing to pay. more…The post Apple tried to buy Tesla for more than it’s currently worth a few years ago, report says appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 21 May 19, 8:10pm -
  • This week’s best iTunes movie deals: Family-friendly action titles from $8, $1 rental, more from $5

    This week’s best iTunes movie deals: Family-friendly action titles from $8, $1 rental, more from $5

    This week’s best iTune movie deals include a new under $10 Family-Friendly Action sale, plus the usual smattering of deals from $5 and a new $1 rental. Head below for all of your top picks. more…The post This week’s best iTunes movie deals: Family-friendly action titles from $8, $1 rental, more from $5 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 21 May 19, 7:01pm -
  • Carrot Weather iOS update brings lightning, storm cell, and custom notifications, critical alerts, more

    Carrot Weather iOS update brings lightning, storm cell, and custom notifications, critical alerts, more

    Snarky and sassy Carrot Weather is receiving a major update today with a slew of new features. Headlining this release are new lightning, storm cell, astronomy, and custom notifications, critical alerts for life-threatening weather, a new paid tier, and more. more…The post Carrot Weather iOS update brings lightning, storm cell, and custom notifications, critical alerts, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 21 May 19, 6:52pm -
  • Eddy Cue says Apple has ‘hundreds’ of people working to make Apple News+ better

    Eddy Cue says Apple has ‘hundreds’ of people working to make Apple News+ better

    Apple today released a press statement featuring Apple News+ (Apple News Plus) following its initial debut in March with iOS 12.2. Whilst the company did not disclose any figures about number of users who have signed up to $9.99/month News+ subscription, Apple included endorsements from participating publishers and highlighted a UI change it made in iOS 12.3 to make following articles easier.In the statement, Apple SVP Eddy Cue says Apple has hundreds of employees from editorial to engineering…
    - 2 days ago, 21 May 19, 6:51pm -
  • Waverly Labs Ambassador claims to be smartest wearable translator yet, at $99

    Waverly Labs Ambassador claims to be smartest wearable translator yet, at $99

    The Waverly Labs Ambassador, launching today on Indiegogo for an early bird price of $99, claims to be the world’s smartest wearable translator.It’s an on-ear device that instantly translates 20 languages and 42 dialects, with a conversational mode pairing two devices to a single iPhone for free-flowing two-way conversation … more…The post Waverly Labs Ambassador claims to be smartest wearable translator yet, at $99 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 21 May 19, 6:30pm -
  • Vizio unveils all-new 4K HDR smart TVs, HomeKit and AirPlay 2 coming later this year

    Vizio unveils all-new 4K HDR smart TVs, HomeKit and AirPlay 2 coming later this year

    When Apple listed all the AirPlay 2-compatible TVs, there was good news for Vizio TV owners: support was coming to older models. Indeed, the company later clarified that even some 2016 models would get the upgrade.But if you have been waiting for the latest models, these are now available… more…The post Vizio unveils all-new 4K HDR smart TVs, HomeKit and AirPlay 2 coming later this year appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 21 May 19, 6:17pm -
  • Facebook sharing personal data with carriers; face-recognition opt-out limited

    Facebook sharing personal data with carriers; face-recognition opt-out limited

    Facebook really doesn’t seem to have gotten the message on privacy. A new report reveals Facebook sharing sensitive personal data with mobile carriers.The data reportedly being shared includes locations, interests and social groups … more…The post Facebook sharing personal data with carriers; face-recognition opt-out limited appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 21 May 19, 5:25pm -
  • Government database filing suggests Apple Watch ECG will soon launch in Canada

    Government database filing suggests Apple Watch ECG will soon launch in Canada

    Apple has seemingly got clearance for the ECG app on Apple Watch Series 4. In the Health Canada database, ECG and irregular heart rate rhythm notifications are listed as being approved as of the 16th May. The listings were first spotted by the iPhone in Canada blog.It therefore follows that Apple will soon be enabling the ECG app in Canada, perhaps whenever iOS 12.4 and watchOS 5.3 are publicly released. more…The post Government database filing suggests Apple Watch ECG will soon launch in…
    - 2 days ago, 21 May 19, 5:13pm -
  • Nearing first anniversary of GDPR, Microsoft backs Apple’s call for US version

    Nearing first anniversary of GDPR, Microsoft backs Apple’s call for US version

    The first anniversary of GDPR, Europe’s gold-standard privacy law, is later this week – and Microsoft has marked the occasion by backing Apple’s call for a US version.Microsoft, like Apple, responded at the time by committing to offer GDPR-level protections to all its customers globally, but thinks voluntary moves by tech giants are not enough … more…The post Nearing first anniversary of GDPR, Microsoft backs Apple’s call for US version appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 21 May 19, 4:43pm -
  • Tado launches HomeKit-compatible Smart AC controller, available now in UK and Europe

    Tado launches HomeKit-compatible Smart AC controller, available now in UK and Europe

    Smart home maker Tado has today launched a new version of its Smart AC Controller (£89), available in the UK and many European countries. The controller works with air conditioning units and heat pumps that communicate with a remote over Infrared. The big news about V3 is that the Smart AC is now HomeKit compatible. more…The post Tado launches HomeKit-compatible Smart AC controller, available now in UK and Europe appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 21 May 19, 2:15pm -
  • How to check if your MacBook Pro is eligible for a free display backlight repair

    How to check if your MacBook Pro is eligible for a free display backlight repair

    Are you having issues with the backlight on your 13-inch MacBook Pro display? You may be eligible for a free repair with Apple’s Display Backlight Service Program. Read on below for more… more…The post How to check if your MacBook Pro is eligible for a free display backlight repair appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 21 May 19, 12:30pm -
  • Apple Pay officially rolling out to users in Hungary and Luxembourg

    Apple Pay officially rolling out to users in Hungary and Luxembourg

    Apple Pay continues its international expansion today, going live in Hungary and Luxembourg. This means that iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac users in those countries can now take full advantage of Apple’s mobile payment platform. more…The post Apple Pay officially rolling out to users in Hungary and Luxembourg appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 21 May 19, 9:52am -
  • ‘Listen on Apple Podcasts’ replaces ‘iTunes’ for podcast previews ahead of standalone Mac app

    ‘Listen on Apple Podcasts’ replaces ‘iTunes’ for podcast previews ahead of standalone Mac app

    Last month, Apple overhauled the web interface for Apple Podcasts with a modern design and support for web playback. Today, Apple has made another slight change to the webpage, dropping the ‘Listen in iTunes’ branding. more…The post ‘Listen on Apple Podcasts’ replaces ‘iTunes’ for podcast previews ahead of standalone Mac app appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 21 May 19, 7:22am -
  • National Australia Bank becomes latest Australian ‘big four’ bank to support Apple Pay

    National Australia Bank becomes latest Australian ‘big four’ bank to support Apple Pay

    One of the major Apple Pay holdouts in Australia is finally coming on board to support Apple’s mobile payments platform. National Australia Bank today announced that its customers can now add NAB cards to Apple Pay, becoming the third of the “big four” banks in Australia to do so. more…The post National Australia Bank becomes latest Australian ‘big four’ bank to support Apple Pay appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 21 May 19, 5:51am -
  • Instagram overhauls IGTV with new TikTok-like algorithmic feed, streamlined interface

    Instagram overhauls IGTV with new TikTok-like algorithmic feed, streamlined interface

    While Instagram has largely mastered the Stories format of Snapchat, its IGTV platform hasn’t yet seen the same mainstream success. A new report today from TechCrunch highlights how Instagram is revamping IGTV to be much more like a Snapchat and TikTok hybrid. more…The post Instagram overhauls IGTV with new TikTok-like algorithmic feed, streamlined interface appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 21 May 19, 3:15am -
  • Hyper’s 130W, 27000 mAh portable USB-C battery and 6-in-1 iPad Pro USB-C Hub now available

    Hyper’s 130W, 27000 mAh portable USB-C battery and 6-in-1 iPad Pro USB-C Hub now available

    Two of Hyper’s Apple accessories saw big success on Kickstarter last year, the HyperJuice 130W USB-C Battery that charges any device, including the 15-inch MacBook Pro, and the HyperDrive USB-C Hub for iPad Pro. Now, both products are available for purchase after the successful crowdfunding campaigns. more…The post Hyper’s 130W, 27000 mAh portable USB-C battery and 6-in-1 iPad Pro USB-C Hub now available appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 21 May 19, 1:00am -
  • Microsoft Outlook for iOS updated with revamped Apple Watch notifications

    Microsoft Outlook for iOS updated with revamped Apple Watch notifications

    Earlier this month, Microsoft released a useful update to its Outlook app for iOS with new Apple Watch Series 4 complications. Now, the company is back with another Apple Watch-focused update, bringing redesigned notifications for calendar events, emails, and reminders. more…The post Microsoft Outlook for iOS updated with revamped Apple Watch notifications appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago, 21 May 19, 12:51am -
  • [Update: Officially released] Microsoft Edge Canary and Dev builds for macOS now available

    [Update: Officially released] Microsoft Edge Canary and Dev builds for macOS now available

    Late last year, Microsoft announced that its Edge browser would be coming to macOS, but without a timeline. Now, the Canary and Dev builds of the Chromium-based Edge browser have leaked before Microsoft’s official announcement and are available to download from the company’s servers. more…The post [Update: Officially released] Microsoft Edge Canary and Dev builds for macOS now available appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago, 20 May 19, 10:52pm -
  • Website builder Sparkle gets major update with Instagram and Sketch integration, more

    Website builder Sparkle gets major update with Instagram and Sketch integration, more

    Sparkle has been on the market since 2014 as a tool for people who want to create simple but appealing websites. Today, the app is getting a major update with version 2.8. more…The post Website builder Sparkle gets major update with Instagram and Sketch integration, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago, 20 May 19, 10:30pm -
  • Former Apple ad exec says Steve Jobs wanted to launch an Apple credit card in 2004, customers earned ‘iPoints’

    Former Apple ad exec says Steve Jobs wanted to launch an Apple credit card in 2004, customers earned ‘iPoints’

    Apple announced Apple Card at its March services event with the draw of daily cashback as rewards. In a blog post, former Apple creative director Ken Segall reveals that Apple is no stranger to the credit card idea. In fact, in 2004, Steve Jobs / Apple was working on an iTunes credit card. The idea: spend money, get free music. more…The post Former Apple ad exec says Steve Jobs wanted to launch an Apple credit card in 2004, customers earned ‘iPoints’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago, 20 May 19, 10:13pm -

MacWorld

  • newNew Safari feature blocks purchase-tracking by ad clicks
    Apple added a new anti-tracking feature to Safari that prevents one-to-one tracking of users who click an ad on one site and make a purchase on another, unrelated site. Instead, the connection will be blurred so that an advertiser can only track the total impact of a small number of different ads over short periods of time.The new approach, called Privacy Preserving Ad Click Attribution, rolled out in the Safari Technology Preview today (version 82), and Apple said that it will appear in gene…
    - 13 hours ago, 23 May 19, 12:00am -
  • newThis 200GB SanDisk Ultra microSD card is less than $30 on Amazon today
    Here at PCWorld, we know how important extra space is for your Android phone or Nintendo Switch, so we're always on the lookout for great deals on microSD cards. And we found another one: Amazon is selling the 200GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC for $27.29Remove non-product link, down from a list price of $85 and extremely close to an all-time low.To read this article in full, please click here
    - 16 hours ago, 22 May 19, 9:11pm -
  • newBest water leak detectors for smart homes
    Fires can be devastating, but water damage is a far more common risk. These smart devices will alert you if your home springs a leak, so you can take action quickly.
    - 16 hours ago, 22 May 19, 9:06pm -
  • newGoogle exposes G Suite issue that stored plain-text passwords on its servers for 14 years
    Google has fixed a G Suite issue that left some passwords stored in plain text on its servers.
    - 18 hours ago, 22 May 19, 6:45pm -
  • newHow to find your Documents and Desktop folder contents after disabling iCloud sync
    Apple added an option in late 2016 to give you the equivalent of cloud-based bottomless Desktop and Documents folders in macOS to pair with iCloud Music Library and what’s now called iCloud Photos. In the iCloud preference pane, you can click iCloud Drive and then check the Desktop & Document Folders box to enable a sort of provisional sync.If your Mac starts to run out of local storage, macOS will delete files from local storage based on the oldest files with the least use, ensuring that a…
    - 19 hours ago, 22 May 19, 5:30pm -
  • newiOS 13: 5 features at the top of the wish list
    WWDC, Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference, is less than two weeks away. In a dozen days we’ll know the broad outlines of where Apple is taking its software in the next year. It’s an exciting time, when you hope against hope that the features you dream about will come true and make it into a new release.It doesn’t always happen, but when it does, it’s pretty great. Here’s what I’m hoping to see in iOS 13 when Apple unveils it on Monday, June 3.Go the last mile with FilesiOS s…
    - 20 hours ago, 22 May 19, 4:30pm -
  • new10 lesser-known Apple Maps features you should check out
    Maybe you don’t think Apple Maps is as good as Google Maps. Honestly, it’s probably not. But it’s already on your iPhone, it gets better with every update, and it does a better job of protecting your privacy. As the new Apple Maps data starts rolling out across the country, it’s going to be worth getting to know.With these tips, you may find using Apple Maps more palatable, even enjoyable.Tweak your driving optionsIf you use your iPhone for directions while driving (or have it hooked…
    - 21 hours ago, 22 May 19, 3:30pm -
  • newPhyn Plus smart water valve review: Sophisticated leak detection and water use analysis—for a price
    Yes, it’s even more expensive than the Flo by Moen, but Phyn doesn’t charge extra to inform you how you’re using water.
    - 21 hours ago, 22 May 19, 3:30pm -
  • Macworld's June Digital Magazine: iPad Air, our in-depth review

    - 1 day ago, 22 May 19, 4:36am -
  • Best VPN services: Reviews and buying advice for Mac users
    With the internet abuzz with privacy concerns and the potential changes coming to net neutrality, you’ve likely heard about virtual private networks, better known as VPNs. When used correctly, a VPN can greatly strengthen your online privacy, assist in keeping your personal information secure, and even spoof your location in the world—allowing you to access websites or services that would otherwise be off limits due to region-locking.To read this article in full, please click here
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 19, 12:05am -
  • Apple improves butterfly keyboard (again), offers free fixes
    According to Apple, a vast majority of users of recent MacBooks are happy with the butterfly switch keyboard, which was introduced in 2015. But it's not difficult to find users who are not happy.To read this article in full, please click here
    - 2 days ago, 21 May 19, 10:32pm -
  • Apple upgrades processors in MacBook Pro, 8-core 15-inch model now available
    Apple  announced on Tuesday that the MacBook Pro is getting a speed boost. The company revealed that the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is now available with eight-generation Intel processors, while the 15-inch MacBook Pro now sports ninth-generation CPUs, including the first 8-core Mac laptop.Apple also said that the 2019 MacBook Pro features changes to the butterfly keyboard mechanism that should help prevent the problems that users have experienced in previous MacBook models. The new…
    - 2 days ago, 21 May 19, 10:30pm -
  • The powerful, feature-packed Neato Botvac D6 Connected gets a ludicrous $330 discount
    Using a robot vacuum to care for your home not only makes you look cool, but adds some hands-free convenience to your cleaning routine. Of course, they can get a little pricey, but today you can get one of our favorites on a ludicrous sale. The Neato Botvac D6 Connected is $400 at Best BuyRemove non-product link today, a massive discount from the $730 list price that it’s selling for at other retailers.To read this article in full, please click here
    - 2 days ago, 21 May 19, 8:38pm -
  • Apple really wants you to know that Apple News+ has a new button
    It’s been about two months since the launch of News+, and Apple wants anyone who hasn’t signed up for for the $10-a-month subscription service to know what they’re missing: exclusive covers and a new follow button.Apple is so proud of its new follow button, in fact, it issued a press release to spotlight the feature, which is part of the iOS 12.3 and macOS 10.14.5 update. As Apple describes: “New issues from followed titles will be automatically downloaded and available offline, and A…
    - 2 days ago, 21 May 19, 7:56pm -
  • Beat the average price to get all 13 courses in the Legendary Learn to Code Bundle
    If you’re stuck wondering what sort of career you should pursue, one of the most popular and in-demand options is programming. However, there are countless specializations within programming and even more ways to learn them still. If you need a basic primer to get your feet wet in programming, you can get started with this Pay What You Want: Legendary Learn to Code Bundle.Here’s how this deal works: by paying what you want, you’ll gain access to one of the 13 courses in the Legendary Le…
    - 2 days ago, 21 May 19, 7:35pm -
  • Vizio 2019 product showcase: The value-oriented manufacturer has an impressive lineup
    Vizio TVs and soundbars get better every year while maintaining down-to-earth prices, which is great news for consumers.
    - 2 days ago, 21 May 19, 6:30pm -
  • RoomMe promises to make your smart home more intelligent
    This ceiling-mounted occupancy sensor triggers smart home devices based on who enters the room.
    - 2 days ago, 21 May 19, 6:30pm -
  • Can’t find an app on your Mac? Pinpoint it with System Information

    Can’t find an app on your Mac? Pinpoint it with System Information

    While software programs usually live in the Applications folder in macOS, they can be found all over the place. That’s because some apps are really tiny utilities that applications or services require and which shouldn’t be launched by a user. Others have to be in a particular folder to be accessible by Safari or other software.If you’re trying to clean out unneeded and unwanted apps, or are engaged in a 32-bit purge—see our article on the need for that in the upcoming macOS 10.15—y…
    - 2 days ago, 21 May 19, 5:30pm -
  • Surfshark review: A solid VPN newcomer with some nice features
    Every time you turn around there’s a new VPN service wanting to protect your web browsing. A recent newcomer is Surfshark, which debuted in 2018. Based in the British Virgin Islands, with most of its team scattered around Europe and elsewhere, Surfshark is already offering a fair amount for its fee.The company has more than 500 servers in 49 country locations. It promises to let you watch Netflix U.S. (as well as France and Japan for that matter), and it has extra features such as multi-hop…
    - 2 days ago, 21 May 19, 4:30pm -
  • Hyperbolic style: All Apple decisions are terrible
    It’s another week and another example of how Apple’s design choices must be seen as the worst thing ever.Writing for the Forbes contributor network and penny-farthing ride-sharing network, Gordon Kelly tells us how an “Apple Insider Corroborates Ugly New iPhone Designs.” (Tip o’ the antlers to @designheretic, Matt and Alberto.)Yes, according to several rumors, including some images posted by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, this year’s crop of iPhones will feature square camera bumps to…
    - 2 days ago, 21 May 19, 3:30pm -
  • BrandPost: VideoProc facilitates 4K video processing on Mac with full GPU acceleration
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