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  • newBest Buy Has All-Time Low Prices on 16-Inch MacBook Pro, iPad, and More This Weekend
    Best Buy this weekend has a fresh set of discounts on Apple MacBooks and iPads, including some of the best prices we've ever seen on the 16-inch MacBook Pro, iPad, iPad Air, and more. Some of these deals require a My Best Buy Plus or My Best Buy Total membership, which start at $49.99/year. In addition to exclusive access to select discounts, you'll get free 2-day shipping, an extended 60-day return window, and more.Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Best Buy. When you click a link…
    - 5 hours ago 2 Mar 24, 8:36pm -
  • newTop Stories: Apple Car Canceled, iOS 17.4 Release Notes, and More
    Apple shocked the world this week by canceling its long-running electric vehicle project into which it invested billions of dollars over the past decade. Rumors indicated the project had been struggling for years, but to see it officially end up on the chopping block is still quite startling.Other news and rumors this week included the pending release of iOS 17.4 and the significant changes for EU users that come along with it, rumors about device support for iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 later thi…
    - 6 hours ago 2 Mar 24, 7:30pm -
  • newApple Launches Big Discounts on Beats Earphones
    Apple's Beats brand has launched a significant new sale on several models of headphones and earphones, with the sale pricing available to both Apple and third-party retailers.Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.Beats Studio Buds for $99.95 (originally $149.99): Apple, Best Buy, AmazonBeats Studio Buds + for $129.95 (originally $169.99): Apple, Best Buy, Amazon…
    - 24 hours ago 2 Mar 24, 2:18am -
  • Apple Card Savings Account's Balance Limit Increased to $1 Million
    Goldman Sachs today increased the Apple Card savings account's balance limit to $1 million, with cardholders being notified by email.From the updated Apple Card cardholder agreement, effective March 1:The maximum balance limit for your Account is $1,000,000, based on your Current Balance (including interest and Daily Cash deposits).The account's previous balance limit was $250,000, which is the maximum amount that the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) would cover in the eve…
    - 1 day ago 2 Mar 24, 1:36am -
  • Spotify, Epic Games, and Others Argue Apple's App Store Changes Do Not Comply With DMA
    Spotify, Epic Games, Deezer, Paddle, and several other developers and EU associations today sent a joint letter to the European Commission to complain about Apple's "proposed scheme for compliance" with the Digital Markets Act (DMA).The 34 companies and associations do not believe Apple's plans "meet the law's requirements." Apple's changes "disregard both the spirit and letter of the law" and if left unchanged, will "make a mockery of the DMA," according to the letter. Several specific co…
    - 1 day ago 2 Mar 24, 12:45am -
  • Best Apple Deals of the Week: Low Prices Hit Apple Accessories Including MagSafe Chargers, Apple Pencil 2, and AirPods
    This week's best deals are focused on accessories that pair well with Apple products, including AirPods Pro 2, Apple Pencil 2, a big collection of Anker products at Amazon, and MagSafe chargers at Woot. You'll also find a massive $600 discount on Samsung's ViewFinity S9 5K Smart Monitor among these discounts.Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.Sa…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 24, 11:46pm -
  • Apple Does Deep Dive Into Security Protections and Risks With Alternative App Marketplaces
    Apple today published a whitepaper [PDF] detailing the privacy and security protections that it is implementing in the European Union to keep users as safe as possible while also complying with the requirements of the Digital Markets Act.As a recap, with the upcoming iOS 17.4 update, iPhone users in the European Union will be able to install apps through alternative app marketplaces rather than the App Store. Several companies are working on marketplaces, with Setapp and Epic Games confirm…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 24, 11:34pm -
  • The MacRumors Show: RIP Apple Car
    On this week's episode of The MacRumors Show, we discuss Apple's decision to cancel its long-rumored electric vehicle project. Subscribe to The MacRumors Show YouTube channel for more videosDespite Apple's reputation for innovation, the company struggled to achieve the breakthroughs necessary to offer a viable self-driving car. The project's ambitious scope and shifting focus led to repeated setbacks.Earlier this week, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman broke the news that Apple has officially ca…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 24, 10:28pm -
  • Apple Walks Back Decision to Disable Home Screen Web Apps in the EU
    Following intense criticism, Apple today walked back its plan to disable Home Screen web apps in the European Union starting with iOS 17.4.Following the release of the second beta version of iOS 17.4, it emerged that Apple had restricted the functionality of iOS web apps in the EU. Web apps could no longer launch from the ‌Home Screen‌ in their own top-level window that takes up the entire screen, relegating them to a simple shortcut with an option to open within Safari instead.The…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 24, 10:06pm -
  • Apple Maps vs. Google Maps: Which Is Better?
    Apple Maps has been providing navigational guidance to Apple users for almost 13 and a half years now, and much has changed about the app in that time. However, according to data from Canalys, the overwhelming majority of iPhones in the U.S. still have Google Maps downloaded as an alternative to ‌Apple Maps‌, which comes preinstalled on all iPhones. We want to hear from MacRumors readers. Which do you prefer to get you from A to B?Launched in September 2012, ‌Apple Maps‌ was quickl…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 24, 8:40pm -
  • AirPods Pro 2 With USB-C Return to Best-Ever $189 Price on Amazon [Updated]
    Amazon today is back with an all-time low price on the AirPods Pro 2 with USB-C Charging Case, available for $189.00, down from $249.00. These are available for free delivery on Amazon as soon as Monday, March 4, and you won't need any coupon code to see this deal.Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.The last time we tracked this discount was about two weeks ago…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 24, 8:24pm -
  • Apple TV+ Gains Over 50 Movies for a Limited Time
    Apple TV+ today gained over 50 movies, adding to its back catalog of content for a limited time.The collection includes a large number of popular and classic titles. Subscribers can access the movies in a "Great Movies on Apple TV+" section in the Apple TV app. Some titles are also available in 3D. Movies in the collection include: 21 Jump Street 300 American Sniper Argo Bad Boys Black Hawk Down Captain Phillips Catch Me If You Can Con Air Draft Day E…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 24, 7:59pm -
  • Chip Details of 16 Upcoming Apple Devices Revealed
    The chip details of 16 new Apple devices have been discovered, according to technical information posted on X earlier today by a private account with a proven track record of sharing accurate information about Apple's plans.Eight unreleased Apple devices with the A14 Bionic, A17 Pro, and M2 chips were among the list of chip identifiers (CPIDs). There are two upcoming A14 Bionic and A17 Pro devices, and four upcoming ‌M2‌ devices. MacRumors believes they relate to the following products…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 24, 7:10pm -
  • Kuo: Apple Watch Ultra With MicroLED Display Indeed Canceled
    Earlier this week, Apple supplier ams OSRAM announced it would "re-assess its microLED strategy" after a "cornerstone project" was "unexpectedly cancelled." Counterpoint Research's Display Supply Chain Consultants informed MacRumors that this project related to the rumored Apple Watch with a microLED display.Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo today commented on the matter, saying that Apple has indeed canceled the project for the "foreseeable future." The analyst said that microLED production cost…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 24, 6:49pm -
  • Google Boosts Chrome's Web Search Suggestions on Mobile and Desktop
    Google has announced a trio of new Chrome browser features for desktop and mobile that aim to provide more helpful suggestions when searching the web, even over poor data connections.On desktop, users who are signed into Chrome and open a new tab will now see suggestions in the search field related to their previous searches based on similar things others are looking for. For example, if you recently searched for "Japchae," you might see suggestions for other popular Korean dishes.Else…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 24, 3:34pm -
  • 10 New Things Your iPhone Can Do in Next Week's iOS 17.4 Update
    Apple will this month release iOS 17.4, its biggest iPhone software update of the year so far, featuring a number of features and changes that users have been anticipating for quite a while.Below, we've listed 10 new things that your iPhone will be able to do after you've installed the update, which is projected to arrive by March 7. When the day arrives, be sure to check Settings ➝ General ➝ Software Update on your device to get downloading.1. Generate Podcast TranscriptsApple i…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 24, 3:00pm -
  • Apple's 2024 M3 MacBook Air Refresh: What to Expect
    Apple updated the MacBook Pro line with M3 chips late last year, but the MacBook Air has yet to be refreshed with the new hardware. That could change as soon as late March, with rumors suggesting an iPad and Mac-centric event is in the works.We're expecting new versions of the ‌MacBook Air‌, and this guide highlights everything we know about the upcoming machines.Size and DesignAs of last year, the ‌MacBook Air‌ is available in two sizes instead of one. Apple makes a 13.6-inc…
    - 2 days ago 1 Mar 24, 3:47am -
  • Apple Releases New Beta Firmware for AirPods Pro 2
    Apple today introduced a new beta firmware update for the AirPods Pro 2, both the USB-C and Lightning versions. The new firmware is version 6E188, up from the prior 6B34 firmware released in December.Apple does not often provide details or notes on what features might be included in the refreshed firmware, so it is unclear what's new. Note that this software is limited to developers at the current time. There are no clear cut instructions on how to upgrade AirPods software, but firmwar…
    - 2 days ago 1 Mar 24, 1:11am -
  • Apple Watch Ultra With MicroLED Display Seemingly 'Canceled' For Now
    Apple supplier ams OSRAM on Wednesday announced it would "re-assess its microLED strategy" after a "cornerstone project" was "unexpectedly cancelled" that day. The company's stock plunged nearly 40% following the news, earlier shared by AppleInsider.Counterpoint Research's Display Supply Chain Consultants told MacRumors that it believes this project related to the rumored Apple Watch Ultra with a microLED display. The research firm said low production yields, along with high costs and risk…
    - 2 days ago 1 Mar 24, 12:56am -
  • Setapp Will Be One of iPhone's First Alternative App Marketplaces in EU
    MacPaw today announced that Setapp will be available as an alternative app marketplace on the iPhone in the EU starting in April. Those wanting access to the beta version can join a waitlist, and developers interested in the platform can apply on this page.Alternative app marketplaces are among the several changes that Apple is implementing in the EU with iOS 17.4, in order to comply with the Digital Markets Act.On the Mac, Setapp is a popular subscription-based service that provides u…
    - 2 days ago 29 Feb 24, 11:03pm -

9to5 Mac Apple News

  • newThis is how – and why – you should delete your personal info from the internet
    Keeping your personal information under wraps online doesn’t have to be a chore – think of it as a personal mission to outsmart the internet’s nosy parkers. With some savvy moves in addition to Apple’s privacy protections, you can take charge of your digital footprint. more…
    - 3 hours ago 2 Mar 24, 11:12pm -
  • newApple @ Work: Need to switch MDM providers? Check out MacOnboardingMate
    Apple @ Work is exclusively brought to you by Mosyle, the only Apple Unified Platform. Mosyle is the only solution that integrates in a single professional-grade platform all the solutions necessary to seamlessly and automatically deploy, manage & protect Apple devices at work. Over 45,000 organizations trust Mosyle to make millions of Apple devices work-ready with no effort and at an affordable cost. Request your EXTENDED TRIAL today and understand why Mosyle is everything you need to work wi…
    - 9 hours ago 2 Mar 24, 4:30pm -
  • newThreads API to become available to creators and developers in June
    Threads, Meta’s microblogging platform, was launched in July 2023. Since then, the Threads team has been working on a lot of new features – and soon users will get a huge one. An engineer working for Meta confirmed that the Threads API will become available in June. more…
    - 21 hours ago 2 Mar 24, 4:51am -
  • new9to5Mac Overtime: Showed up in a Cybertruck
    On this week’s edition of Overtime, Fernando and Jeff talk about their latest thoughts on Apple Vision Pro, top iOS 17.4 RC features, the canceled Apple Car program, Siri AI improvements in iOS 18, upcoming iPads, and Ford EVs at Tesla Superchargers. more…
    - 21 hours ago 2 Mar 24, 4:32am -
  • newSpotify and other companies criticize Apple in letter to EU commission
    Apple will soon roll out major changes to iOS users in the EU as part of the Digital Markets Act (DMA) antitrust legislation. However, many developers have been unhappy with Apple’s proposals to comply with the DMA. Because of this, Spotify and dozens of other companies have now shared a letter to the European Commission complaining about “Apple’s lack of DMA compliance.” more…
    - 23 hours ago 2 Mar 24, 2:30am -
  • newOLED iPad Pro: What the rumors say and why Apple is making the switch
    Apple is planning to overhaul its iPad lineup with OLED displays as soon as this month. This transition will come with some changes in terms of features, prices, and more. Here’s everything we know about Apple’s plans for OLED iPads, and why it’s choosing to make this change now. more…
    - 23 hours ago 2 Mar 24, 2:24am -
  • Images show ultra-rare black iPod Hi-Fi prototype
    The iPod Hi-Fi launched 18 years ago this week, marking Apple’s entry into the home audio market. In celebration of that birthday, new images posted to Twitter this week show an ultra-rare iPod Hi-Fi in a stunning black finish. more…
    - 1 day ago 2 Mar 24, 1:07am -
  • Dell unveils 5K 40-inch UltraSharp Curved Thunderbolt Hub Monitor with 120Hz refresh [U: Now available]
    Dell is out the gate early with one of its CES announcements this year. Joining its is the new 40-inch 5K Curved Thunderbolt Hub Monitor. Here are all the details on this big boy. more…
    - 1 day ago 2 Mar 24, 12:40am -
  • HomeKit Weekly: Checking in on the Eve Cam – is it the top indoor HomeKit Camera?
    Last week, I looked at the state of HomeKit Secure Video. While I agree that it will take a lot of work to meet users’ needs in 2024, I also agree that it’s still the best way for privacy-focused people to use smart home cameras. The is one of the best cameras on the market for HomeKit Secure video. more…
    - 1 day ago 2 Mar 24, 12:30am -
  • Instagram rolling out widget that opens the Story Camera right from the Lock Screen
    Instagram has been working on a lot of new features for its iPhone app recently. This week, users noticed another new feature coming to Instagram on iOS: a widget that opens the Story Camera right from the Lock Screen. more…
    - 1 day ago 2 Mar 24, 12:11am -
  • March is here, and so are AirPods Pro 2 at $189, a Beats spring sale, and today’s other best Apple deals
    An all-time low is back on AirPods Pro 2, complete with the new USB-C charging case at $189. If you’re looking for another listening experience, Apple is launching a Beats spring sale to go alongside this 29% off Nomad iPhone 15 cases sale. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 24, 10:16pm -
  • Apple says iOS 17.4 won’t remove Home Screen web apps in the EU after all
    Last month, Apple confirmed that iOS 17.4 would remove support for Home Screen web apps in the European Union. At the time, Apple said this decision was due to requirements under the Digital Markets Act related to support for alternative browser engines on iPhone. Apple is now walking back that decision and says it will “continue to offer the existing Home Screen web apps capability in the EU.” more…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 24, 9:30pm -
  • Here’s how to use the full 48MP iPhone 15 camera
    One of the major upgrades for the iPhone 15 camera system is the main lens being increased to 48MP which matches the iPhone 15 Pro. However, both cameras default to taking 24MP images to save your storage space. Follow along for how to use 48MP iPhone 15 camera to capture the most detail. more…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 24, 9:29pm -
  • Verizon plans increasing by $4 per line [U: Now rolling out]
    Verizon has announced that it’s raising the price of its plans in early 2024. The latest price bump will see “an increased rate of $4/mo per phone line.” Follow along for all the details including which plans are impacted and how Verizon says it’s “giving you more.” more…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 24, 9:08pm -
  • Apple launches Beats spring sale on latest Studio Pro headphones at $200 and Studio Buds+ at $130
    Beats is starting off March with a new sale on its latest headphones and earbuds. While you’ll find discounts at Amazon and other retailers, the savings are also going live at Apple.com this time. We hardly ever see first-party price cuts, and now the new Beats Studio Pro are seeing one of the first discounts yet to $199.99 shipped. more…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 24, 9:03pm -
  • Spotify audiobooks now available in standalone $9.99 tier – but nobody knows why
    Last year saw Spotify Premium subscribers get free access to audiobooks, with members able to listen up to 15 hours per month.The company has now launched a standalone tier for audiobooks only, but it’s entirely unclear why … more…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 24, 8:55pm -
  • Before CarPlay, Apple previewed ‘iOS in the Car’ with a very different design
    CarPlay has graduated from a niche upgrade option to a mainstream standard feature in new cars, replacing clunky radio user interfaces with a design very familiar for iPhone users. But before Apple set CarPlay loose in the wild, the world was shown a very different design for Apple’s infotainment feature under a different name. Sunday marks 10 years since Apple publicly rebranded “iOS in the Car” as CarPlay. Here’s a look back: more…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 24, 7:50pm -
  • Ridley Scott’s ‘Napoleon’ movie is now streaming on Apple TV+
    You can now watch Napoleon on Apple TV+ today. Following an exclusive theatrical run and VOD window, the Ridley Scott epic is now streaming free with an Apple TV+ subscription. In the film, Joaquin Phoenix stars as Napoleon Bonaparte and Vanessa Kirby plays his wife Josephine. The film charts Napoleon’s relationship and military career, from his big victories to his ultimate demise. more…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 24, 7:49pm -
  • Micro-LED Apple Watch Ultra project is unlikely to have been cancelled
    Ah, the joys of Apple supply-chain reports. Two reports yesterday said that Apple’s micro-LED Apple Watch Ultra project was apparently cancelled, based on a statement by an Apple display supplier.Doubt was expressed about this conclusion, and today Ming-Chi Kuo has chimed in with his own view … more…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 24, 7:41pm -
  • Best Apple Vision Pro apps
    What does Apple Vision Pro actually do? Thanks to these visionOS app developers, the answer is a lot. Even before Apple Vision Pro launched, we heard from developers making the first spatial experiences for visionOS. While it’s not a comprehensive list of every visionOS app, these are some of the many experiences possible on Apple Vision Pro! more…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 24, 7:30pm -
  • Doctors prescribing app, with walking steps targets for patients
    A pilot scheme is effectively seeing doctors prescribe an app – specifically one which measures the number of steps patients walk, with each person being prescribed a personal target.At the end of the ‘prescription’ period, the results are sent to the patient’s doctor, to be combined with other health data in order to assess the effectiveness … more…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 24, 6:49pm -
  • Apple on EU iOS changes: Has done its best but DMA makes users less safe
    Apple is set to release iOS 17.4 to the public next week with a major update for EU users that allows third-party app stores and more. Now ahead of the Digital Markets Act going into effect, Apple has shared the most up-to-date and comprehensive resource about all the changes and its approach and “efforts to protect user security and privacy in the European Union.” more…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 24, 6:37pm -
  • X deadnaming and misgendering policy reinstated; not doing well in hate speech lawsuit
    In an update to its abuse and harassment page, the X deadnaming and misgendering policy which was quietly removed last year has been equally quietly reinstated … more…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 24, 6:12pm -
  • iPhone spyware company NSO suffers major defeat in US court, in Meta lawsuit
    The Android and iPhone spyware company NSO has suffered a major defeat in a US court, after a judge ruled that the company must hand over its Pegasus code to Meta.It’s the latest setback for the company, which has been blacklisted in the US, sued by Apple, seen victims alerted by the iPhone maker, and faced severe financial problems … more…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 24, 5:22pm -
  • Apple TV+ adds a limited time library of 50 movies to stream for free
    Apple TV+ has launched a limited time collection of movies to stream for free as part of your Apple TV+ subscription. The company has done this occasionally in the past to coincide with the themed release of new originals, but this is by far the biggest drop. Unfortunately, it is only available to subscribers in the US. The collection includes big name titles like The Wolf of Wall Street, Saving Private Ryan, Mad Max: Fury Road and more. more…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 24, 3:33pm -
  • Apple TV+ shows and movies: Everything to watch on Apple TV Plus
    Apple TV+ offers exclusive Apple original TV shows and movies in 4K HDR quality. You can watch across all of your screens and pick up where you left off on any device. Apple TV+ costs $9.99 per month. Here’s every Apple original television show and movie available now on Apple TV+, as well as the latest trailers … more…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 24, 2:43pm -
  • Here’s how Apple ships a replacement Vision Pro unit to AppleCare+ customers
    Apple Vision Pro arrived in stores and in the hands of customers almost a month ago, and we’ve already seen that Apple’s mixed reality headset is quite fragile and can easily break if you’re not careful enough. And yes, paying for a repair isn’t cheap, even with AppleCare+. But how does Apple replace a broken Vision Pro? This video shows exactly how. more…
    - 2 days ago 1 Mar 24, 8:47am -
  • Apple TV+ announces new series based on William Gibson’s sci-fi novel ‘Neuromancer’
    Apple TV+ this week confirmed the production of another new series for its streaming catalog. The platform will adapt William Gibson’s popular science fiction novel “Neuromancer” for television in partnership with Drake’s DreamCrew Entertainment. more…
    - 2 days ago 1 Mar 24, 5:01am -
  • Windows 11 borrowing Apple’s ‘iPhone as a webcam’ feature for Android
    Redmond, start your photocopiers! After recently innovating Windows with center-aligned, bottom-docked apps, Microsoft is catching up with macOS in a more useful way. Tom Warren at The Verge reports that Windows 11 is gaining the ability to use a phone as a webcam.  more…
    - 2 days ago 1 Mar 24, 3:16am -
  • M2 iPad Pro vs M1 iPad Pro: How do they compare as we wait for M3?
    The most recent iPad Pro with M2 chip took performance another step forward, but what has changed from the previous iPad Pro when it comes to real-world use? Follow along for an in-depth look at the M2 iPad Pro vs M1 iPad Pro as we wait for the 2024 iPad Pro in March. more…
    - 2 days ago 1 Mar 24, 3:10am -
  • Apple’s FineWoven cases are so bad Amazon had to add a label
    Remember last September when I told you all that Apple’s FineWoven cases for iPhone 15 sucked? It turns out they are so bad that label to FineWoven accessories to caution buyers that they are “frequently returned.” more…
    - 2 days ago 1 Mar 24, 2:31am -
  • Logitech’s new Casa Pop Up Desk includes a Bluetooth keyboard, trackpad, and folding MacBook stand
    Logitech has had a knack for releasing quirky desktop upgrades for your Mac, and its latest release is only doubling down on the sentiment. The new Logitech Casa Pop Up Desk packs to turn a MacBook into a more ergonomic workstation thanks to a compact design that all condenses into a book design when not in use. more…
    - 2 days ago 1 Mar 24, 2:00am -
  • 9to5Mac Daily: February 29, 2024 – Tim Cook teases AI projects, more
    Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.Sponsored by Capital One Shopping: Capital One Shopping users saved over $800 million in the past year. Get automatic free coupons at over 100+ stores. more…
    - 2 days ago 1 Mar 24, 1:18am -
  • Apple Watch digital health guardianship on display in latest true story ads
    Apple Australia on YouTube has published two new advertisements for the Apple Watch that showcase the device’s health and safety features. Both stories are retellings of actual experiences Apple Watch customers have had. more…
    - 2 days ago 1 Mar 24, 1:15am -
  • Apple just dropped new beta firmware for AirPods Pro 2
    If you’re keen on running unreleased firmware on your AirPods, you’re in luck. Apple just released a new developer beta firmware update for AirPods Pro 2. more…
    - 2 days ago 1 Mar 24, 1:00am -
  • Apple Car canceled, iOS 18 design changes, AirPods with cameras
    Benjamin and Chance react to the shock news of the cancellation of the long-gestating Apple Car project, and Mark Gurman details some of the future wearables Apple is pondering including smart glasses, rings, and AirPods earbuds with integrated cameras. We are also anticipating some design changes in iOS 18, but recognize Apple has likely learned the painful lessons of the iOS 6 -> iOS 7 transition. Sponsored by Shopify: Grow your business no matter what stage you’re in. Sign up for a $1…
    - 2 days ago 1 Mar 24, 12:50am -
  • Spotify launches fun ‘Song Psychic’ feature to predict your future and more with music
    Spotify is out with its newest feature today – Song Psychic. The mystical new option is hoping to offer some “cosmic guidance” wrapped in a fun musical experience. Here’s how to try it out now. more…
    - 2 days ago 29 Feb 24, 11:31pm -
  • Here are the most popular iPhone models for Android switchers, says report
    Earlier this month we saw a report from CIRP showing the percentage of new iPhone buyers coming from Android. Now the firm has released its latest report that reveals what iPhone models Android switchers end up choosing. What’s your guess? more…
    - 2 days ago 29 Feb 24, 11:10pm -
  • Security Bite: Self-destructing macOS malware strain disguised as legitimate Mac app
    Security researchers at Moonlock, the relatively new cybersecurity wing of MacPaw, have detected a new strain of macOS malware disguised as a legitimate Mac app that can destroy itself in certain conditions. At its worst, it can unknowingly extract cookies from Safari and Chrome, contacts from Address Book, and passwords from installed password managers. Meet Empire Transfer…9to5Mac Security Bite is exclusively brought to you by Mosyle, the only Apple Unified Platform. Making Apple de…
    - 2 days ago 29 Feb 24, 10:58pm -
  • MacPaw announces ‘Setapp Mobile’ app store coming to the EU in April
    Ahead of iOS 17.4 being released in March, MacPaw has announced its plans to offer an alternative app marketplace in the EU. According to the company, it will launch a beta version of Setapp Mobile in the EU in April. The move makes MacPaw the first company to announce its detailed plans to take advantage of iOS 17.4’s support for alternative app marketplaces in the EU. more…
    - 2 days ago 29 Feb 24, 10:17pm -
  • 16-inch M3 Pro MacBook Pro $249 off, cellular Apple Watch Series 9 from $514, Qi2 gear, more
    Need a Mac with more than 8GB of memory? Apple’s 16-inch M3 Pro MacBook Pro has your back with 18GB of memory and this discount down to the second-best price of $2,250. It comes joined by a chance to save $185 on cellular Apple Watch Series 9 styles, as well as the very first price cut on Anker’s new . Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more…
    - 2 days ago 29 Feb 24, 10:16pm -
  • T-Mobile expands 5G home internet to Puerto Rico
    T-Mobile has been a leader in 5G home internet over the last few years. Now alongside availability to tens of millions of homes in the contiguous 48 states, T-Mobile 5G home internet has launched in the US territory of Puerto Rico. more…
    - 2 days ago 29 Feb 24, 10:09pm -
  • A peak performance partnership: Apple Fitness+ teams up with Gympass
    It was recently announced that Gympass, a leader in corporate wellness, would be integrating Apple Fitness+ for its subscribers with a Basic plan and above, giving them access to everything Apple Fitness+ has to offer. Head below to learn more. more…
    - 2 days ago 29 Feb 24, 9:54pm -
  • Apple’s self service repair program now includes M3 MacBook Pro and iMac
    Apple today expanded its Self Service Repair Program to include the latest Mac models, the M3 MacBook Pro and M3 iMac introduced in October 2023. This allows customers to order Apple-certified parts and conduct repairs on these machines themselves, without needing to go to an Apple Store or another repair shop.Next month, Apple will also roll out Apple Diagnostics app support so users can assess performance of their machines, and an update to System Configuration will mean users can perform…
    - 2 days ago 29 Feb 24, 7:38pm -
  • Steep iPhone discounts being offered in China to counter weak demand
    A new report today says that there is increasing evidence of steep iPhone discounts being used in China in an attempt to counter weak demand.It gives the example of the iPhone 15 Pro Max being offered at a $180 discount on the official price, which is significantly larger than has been offered in previous years … more…
    - 2 days ago 29 Feb 24, 7:35pm -
  • PSA: Don’t trust Amazon’s Choice video doorbells – some allow anyone to spy on you
    Consumer Reports found that some Amazon’s Choice video bells have security so bad that a complete stranger can pair their phone to your doorbell simply by holding the exterior button for eight seconds.Bad actors can even access still images from thousands of miles away, without needing any credentials for your account, creating a privacy nightmare … more…
    - 2 days ago 29 Feb 24, 6:30pm -
  • FineWoven cases are junk, say 53% of owners; only 21% happy [U]
    The news doesn’t get any better for FineWoven cases. After being solidly panned by 9to5Mac readers, editors, and major retail chains, a series of polls on social media sites saw the majority of owners describe them as “junk.”Update: The combined results of three social media polls show that 53% describe the case as “a piece of junk,” while only 21% considered it has held up well … more…
    - 2 days ago 29 Feb 24, 5:49pm -
  • X Video Spaces is now available, offering live video interaction
    X live video is now available inside the Spaces feature. Previously, the group chat feature only supported live audio.However, the feature is somewhat different from the Periscope service which Twitter bought and later replaced with an integrated live video broadcast, and bears more of a resemblance to Twitch … more…
    - 2 days ago 29 Feb 24, 5:44pm -
  • M3 iMac now available in Apple’s US Refurbished store
    Following the launch of the M3 MacBook Pro in Apple’s US Refurbished store, the company is now selling refurbished models of the M3 iMac – which was also launched in October 2023. Customers can now buy refurbished M3 iMacs at a discounted price and save up to $260 compared to the full retail price. more…
    - 3 days ago 29 Feb 24, 7:53am -
  • NYT: Apple held talks with Elon Musk about buying Tesla, planned to use Siri instead of a steering wheel for Apple Car
    Yesterday, Bloomberg reported that the Apple Car project is officially dead after more than a decade of work. In a new story today, The New York Times shares additional details on the turmoil inside the Project Titan team, based on conversations with “a half dozen people who worked on the project over the past decade.”Some of these details were previously reported by NYT technology reporter Tripp Mickle in his After Steve book. more…
    - 3 days ago 29 Feb 24, 5:41am -
  • Mercury Weather updated with new features and Apple Vision Pro app
    Mercury is an elegant weather app for Apple devices for those looking for an alternative to the native iOS Weather app. With its latest update, Mercury has received a host of new features, as well as a fully optimized version for Apple Vision Pro. Read on as we detail more about the update. more…
    - 3 days ago 29 Feb 24, 5:09am -
  • The best MagSafe stands for iPhone and StandBy
    One of my favorite features in iOS 17 is StandBy, which turns your iPhone into a smart display when it’s in landscape orientation and charging. One of the best ways to take full advantage of StandBy is with an upright wireless charger. Head below for a closer look at three of my favorite MagSafe stands for iPhone, perfect for StandBy. more…
    - 3 days ago 29 Feb 24, 2:54am -
  • LIFX reveals new outdoor HomeKit lights with Matter, its first smart home releases in years
    LIFX today is launching its new lineup of outdoor smart lights. Now available for purchase, the whole collection brings its signature addressable LED Polychrome tech to four new releases. All slated to get Matter support, you’ll find weather-resistant string lights, flexible outdoor lightstrips, and the first LIFX path lights. more…
    - 3 days ago 29 Feb 24, 2:47am -
  • Affinity apps updated with support for dozens of new cameras and 32-bit HDR
    Serif announced on Wednesday a major update coming to the entire Affinity suite of apps, which includes the popular Affinity Photo image editor, the Affinity Designer graphic vector design software, and the Affinity Publisher page layout software. With the update, the apps now work with dozens of new cameras and also get 32-bit HDR support. more…
    - 3 days ago 29 Feb 24, 1:51am -
  • Health features: Apple Watch Series 9 vs 8 and earlier
    A major selling point for Apple Watch is the health features that come with the wearable. If you’re curious about what’s changed between the latest release and its predecessors, read along for Apple Watch Series 9 vs 8 and earlier for health and fitness capabilities. more…
    - 3 days ago 29 Feb 24, 1:45am -
  • 9to5Mac Daily: February 28, 2024 – Apple cancels Apple Car project after a decade
    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.Sponsored by Capital One Shopping: Capital One Shopping users saved over $800 million in the past year. Get automatic free coupons at over 100+ stores. more…
    - 3 days ago 29 Feb 24, 1:05am -
  • Why the death of Apple Car could be a good thing for CarPlay
    As someone who’s been covering the ins and outs of Project Titan for the past decade, I can’t say I’m surprised by this week’s news that the infamous Apple Car has been cancelled.My hope, however, is that the death of Apple Car means there are good things to come for CarPlay users. more…
    - 3 days ago 29 Feb 24, 12:17am -
  • Apple will ‘break new ground’ in generative AI this year, Tim Cook teases
    Apple CEO Tim Cook has a message for Wall Street. He believes Apple “break new ground” on generative AI this year. Cook’s latest AI hype comments came today during Apple’s annual shareholders meeting. more…
    - 3 days ago 28 Feb 24, 11:05pm -
  • Apple Watch Ultra hits $503 (Save $296), official Watch bands from $35, 24-inch M3 iMac, more
    Wednesday is back with a fresh batch of discounts, with the original Apple Watch Ultra landing at $503 as the headliner. That $296 price cut comes joined by a collection of official Apple Watch Sport Bands starting from $35, as well as Apple’s new M3 iMac starting from $1,149 – including higher-end models with extra memory. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more…
    - 3 days ago 28 Feb 24, 10:29pm -
  • Rivian updates iPhone app with support for Live Activities while charging
    Rivian is rolling out an update to its iPhone app with support for Live Activities. This lets Rivian drivers track their car’s charging progress right from their iPhone’s Lock Screen or the Dynamic Island on iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 15. more…
    - 3 days ago 28 Feb 24, 9:52pm -

Cult of Mac

  • newApple is taking up to $150 off the Beats Studio Pro and Studio Buds Plus
    The Apple-owned Beats Studio Pro support both iOS and Android devices. | Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Apple rarely discounts its own products, which is why I was pleasantly surprised to find Apple welcoming the weekend with some terrific deals on Beats headphones and earbuds. Both the Beats Studio Pro and Beats Studio Buds Plus are down to some of their best prices to date, with numerous third-party retailers matching Apple’s pricing. That means you can pick up the…
    - 5 hours ago 2 Mar 24, 8:59pm -
  • newHow to manage app permissions on your iPhone
    Illustration by Samar Haddad / The Verge Every time you install an app on your iPhone, it comes with permissions attached — permissions that determine what it can and can’t do. These permissions cover some pretty fundamental parts of iOS, including access to the iPhone camera, microphone, and current location. The permissions get asked for one by one as they’re needed, so you’ve got plenty of control over how your apps are behaving. But sometimes, especially when…
    - 6 hours ago 2 Mar 24, 7:30pm -
  • newApple TV Plus adds over 50 movies, including some in 4K and 3D
    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple TV Plus subscribers in the US can now stream over 50 new movies from various studios, including Mad Max: Fury Road, A Star Is Born, Titanic, Con Air, The Bodyguard, Zoolander, and more. If that sounds like a random assortment of films, well, you’re not wrong. But it seems that Apple is experimenting with including some catalog content as part of its video subscription service. Normally, the appeal of Apple TV Plus centers on…
    - 22 hours ago 2 Mar 24, 3:43am -
  • You can pick up Apple’s iPad Magic Keyboard for under $200 right now
    It’s still an absurd price for a tablet keyboard, but it’s well worth it for iPad power users. | Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Years ago, I was firmly in the camp that swore “an iPad can’t be your primary computer,” mainly because iPadOS wasn’t nearly as conducive to a professional workflow as it is now. I can’t say the same with the latest iPads, though, especially when paired with a Magic Keyboard. Many rightfully balked at their $299.99 and $349.99 st…
    - 1 day ago 2 Mar 24, 12:50am -
  • Now Apple says it won’t disable iPhone web apps in the EU
    Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge Apple is reversing course on a plan to discontinue supporting the installation of progressive web apps in the European Union. In an update to a developer support page spotted by 9to5Mac, Apple says it will “continue to offer the existing Home Screen web apps capability in the EU” in iOS 17.4.However, Apple notes that homescreen apps will still “be built directly on WebKit,” the engine used by Safari. This means web apps downloaded…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 24, 10:53pm -
  • Spotify and Epic criticize Apple’s iOS changes as ‘a mockery of the DMA’
    Image: The Verge Over two dozen companies and alliances, including Spotify, Epic Games, 37signals, and Proton, have signed a letter to the European Commission to express concerns about Apple’s incoming App Store rules. As a company deemed a “digital gatekeeper,” it will have to comply with the European Union’s Digital Markets Act (DMA) starting on March 6th, and they argue that its plans not only disregard both the spirit and letter of the law” but “make a moc…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 24, 9:32pm -
  • Here are the best AirPods deals you can get right now
    The third-gen AirPods start at $149.99 ($20 off). | Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge If you know where to look, there are often some great discounts available on Apple’s ever-popular AirPods. Since Apple launched the third-gen AirPods toward the end of 2021, we’ve seen the starting price of the second-gen, entry-level model slowly dip to around $100. And now that the second-gen AirPods Pro has been on the market for over a year, we’re also seeing their price fall mo…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 24, 9:16pm -
  • The Apple Car crash
    Image: Alex Parkin / The Verge It appears we’re never going to get a ride in the Apple Car. After a decade of work, seemingly countless strategies, and a reported $10 billion invested, Apple appears to be out of the automotive business. Back in 2014, at the top of the self-driving hype cycle and when electric cars seemed poised to take over in no time, it seemed so simple. But it rarely works out the way you’d think.On this episode of The Vergecast, we chat about the…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 24, 8:36pm -
  • Setapp is opening its subscription-only iOS app store
    Image: MacPaw One of the first third-party app stores on iOS is getting ready to open up in the European Union. The software company MacPaw has announced that it’s releasing its Setapp store in beta on Thursday, with an official launch planned for April.Setapp is currently only available on macOS and offers users access to over 240 third-party apps for a $9.99 per month subscription. Some examples of the curated apps available through Setapp include music software n-Tr…
    - 2 days ago 1 Mar 24, 12:58am -
  • Apple’s self-repair program now includes M3-powered Macs
    Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Apple has expanded its Self Service Repair program to include the MacBook Pro and iMac models powered by its M3 processor. That means users with the company’s latest Mac hardware can now access the tools, parts, and repair manuals they need to fix their devices from Apple’s self-repair website.Additionally, Apple plans on making its remote diagnostic tool available to customers with M3 Macs starting next month. The tool, wh…
    - 2 days ago 29 Feb 24, 9:03pm -

Apple Insider

  • new'Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile' landing on iOS on March 21
    Fans of the 'Call of Duty' franchise will soon be able to play 'Warzone Mobile' on their iPhone, with the release of the first-person shooter set for March 21.A little over a year since preorders opened, an official worldwide release date has finally emerged for the highly-anticipated mobile version of "Call of Duty: Warzone." Activision Publishing, which originally anticipated a May 2023 release, pushed the project back to November 2023, but unexplained delays caused the company to push that ba…
    - 2 hours ago 3 Mar 24, 12:16am -
  • newUnreleased Black iPod Hi-Fi photos reveals an alternative color scheme
    Photographs of an unreleased black version of the iPod Hi-Fi have surfaced, showing what consumers could've bought had Apple not discontinued the audio accessory.A black edition of the iPod Hi-Fi [X/@Jose_Cong]Apple launched the iPod Hi-Fi as a boombox speaker system for the iPod in February 2006, but was enough of a flop that it dropped off the online store in September 2007. Years later, a version of the speaker that didn't actually make it to retail has appeared.Tweets on February 28 and 29 f…
    - 6 hours ago 2 Mar 24, 8:11pm -
  • newApple Car blues, Apple Ask, and Apple Vision Pro Experiences on the AppleInsider Podcast
    How the cancellation of the Apple Car is a surprise, but one that will benefit Apple's AI plans — and may already have done so.Apple has cancelled its car projectThe cancellation of the Apple Car project — if that is really what's happened — is not the startling failure it might seem. Maybe we're looking at this through rose-tinted Apple Vision Pro glass, but there are already signs that the project has led to Apple advances in other areas. Continue Reading on AppleInsider | Discuss on our…
    - 20 hours ago 2 Mar 24, 6:04am -
  • newYou can now save up to $1 million in your Apple Card Savings Account
    Goldman Sachs has contacted Apple Card owners to inform them that the bank has now raised savings account limits to $1 million, up from the previous $250,000.Apple Card Savings limit increased to $1 millionAccording to the updated Apple Card agreement, any deposits that bring the account over $1,000,000 will be returned via check.There was a good reason for the old limit. As per rules set by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), anything above $250,000 is not insured. Continue Readin…
    - 23 hours ago 2 Mar 24, 2:47am -
  • Spotify, Epic complain again that Apple won't be in compliance with the DMA
    Spotify, Epic, Proton, and dozens of others have signed a letter to the European Commission, demanding the agency look into Apple's lack of compliance with the Digital Markets Act.European Union flagsOn March 1, 34 companies and associations penned an open letter to the European Commission. The letter addresses concerns over Apple's alleged non-compliance with the Digital Markets Act (DMA), which is set to go into effect on March 7.The signatories take issue with how Apple requires developers to…
    - 1 day ago 2 Mar 24, 1:52am -
  • Best Buy is blowing out Apple's MacBook Pro (24GB RAM, 1TB SSD) at $1,399
    Best Buy is crushing the competition with a record-breaking price drop on Apple's loaded MacBook Pro 13-inch with 24GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD.Both Silver and Space Gray color options are eligible for the $600 cash discount, with My Best Buy Plus members eligible for an additional $100 off, bringing the price down to $1,399.Buy from $1,399My Best Buy Plus costs $49.99 per year, but with the $100 discount on the closeout MacBook Pro, you're still benefitting from an extra $50 in savings without even…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 24, 11:48pm -
  • Apple reverses course on death of Progressive Web Apps in EU
    After a few weeks of internet drama, Apple has responded to complaints about the death of Progressive Web Apps in the European Union and is restoring them to how they worked in iOS 17.3 and before.Progressive Web Apps aren't getting changed in the EUWhen the first iOS 17.4 beta launched, European Union users were hit by problems with Progressive Web Apps that weren't working properly. Further iterations of the beta, including the release candidates on February 27, made this worse.And now, Apple…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 24, 10:05pm -
  • Lowest price ever: OWC 14-port Thunderbolt Dock drops to $99.99
    While supplies last, snap up the lowest price ever on OWC's 14-port Thunderbolt Dock — now on sale for $99.99.Whether you're looking to add ports to your Mac setup in an office environment or simply want to have an easy-to-use solution at home, OWC's Thunderbolt dock is a viable option — even more so now that it's on sale for the all-time low price of $99.99.Buy for $99.99This affordable dock features 14 ports, including dual Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) connectors, five USB 3.2 (5Gb/s) Type-A port…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 24, 8:59pm -
  • Apple's 2024 iPad & iPhone chip plan has been detailed in a new leak
    A low-profile leaker with a very good track record has spelled out what they believe to be Apple's entire iPad chip plan and what chips they expect to see in the iPhone 16.Using iPad Pro and Apple PencilThe data spans multiple posts and products. Detailed in one post are the code names for the iPad, iPad mini, iPad Air, and iPad Pro.To not expose the leaker who has a very short follow list and has protected posts, we've taken the text directly out of their posts. The first column is the chip ide…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 24, 8:32pm -
  • A software engineer wore Apple Vision Pro to his wedding, much to his new bride's chagrin
    A new viral image circulating the internet shows a young man wearing the Apple Vision Pro in his wedding pictures, after his new bride explicitly asked him not to.image Credit: Jacob WrightFor most people, a wedding is a time of excitement, new beginnings, and celebrating love. For Jacob Wright, it was as good an excuse as any to make the questionable decision to bust out his new Apple Vision Pro.To his credit, Wright didn't wear it during the ceremony which would have clearly started the marria…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 24, 8:29pm -
  • Apple Watch Ultra is not the only micro LED project Apple has cancelled
    Following AppleInsider's report on Thursday about the likely cancellation of the Apple Watch Ultra with micro LED, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that Apple has abandoned nearly all of its plans to use micro LED displays.Apple Watch UltraFollowing news that the micro LED Apple Watch Ultra 3 may be dead, Ming-Chi Kuo is reporting why he believes it's happened. He also names ams Osram as the supplier, which was previously only suspected and not confirmed by either party."My latest investigation indicat…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 24, 7:35pm -
  • Apple cites bevy of scared users to back up its case against the EU DMA
    Apple has to comply with the EU's new law about rival App Stores, but it's protesting all the way and is now showing emails from users who fear the changes.Tim CookAhead of the March 7, 2024 deadline and the facility for third-party app stores in the EU that will come with iOS 17.4, Apple has published a whitepaper detailing its compliance with the law, and its objections to it. As part of that, the whitepaper includes the text of 16 emails sent to Tim Cook by concerned users within the European…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 24, 6:10pm -
  • Apple stresses security risks of complying with EU's Digital Markets Act
    Apple has published a whitepaper detailing how it says it is working to protect EU users and emphasizing the risks of opening up the iPhone to rival App Stores.Apple's whitepaper details its compliance with the EUTo comply with the new Digital Markets Act (DMA) in the European Union, Apple must for the first time allow third-party app stores onto the iPhone. It has previously published a whitepaper strenuously protesting against the dangers of this side-loading, and now it's repeating that disag…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 24, 5:40pm -
  • Watch 51 classic movies for free on Apple TV+
    Apple TV+ has made available 51 movies ranging from "American Sniper" to "Zodiac," all for free for a limited time to subscribers.Films from Apple's free movie selectionApple has occasionally made one-off films like "Silver Linings Playbook," or series of movies like "The Hunger Games," available for free to subscribers. Plus it's sometimes allowed free access to its series for anyone, particularly during COVID.Now, however, it's gone further than ever before and added 51 movies free to subscrib…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 24, 4:43pm -
  • Flash deal: save 60% on a lifetime Rosetta Stone subscription
    You have the perfect tool for learning a new language at your fingertips with Rosetta Stone, and now StackCommerce is offering the famous language-learning software at a 60% discount with more than enough time before spring break travel.Learn a new language before your spring break trip. The Rosetta Stone version on sale is the Lifetime Subscription with access to all 25 languages. That means, for as long as Rosetta Stone supports the software, you will have access to the legendary software for…
    - 2 days ago 1 Mar 24, 7:47am -
  • Two new Apple Watch ads highlight real-world life-saving features
    Apple has shared two new videos of true stories where the Apple Watch has saved a wearer's life via heart monitoring and crash detection.Image Credit: AppleThe first ad, published by Apple Australia is "Lexie's Heart." It tells the story of Lexie Northcott, a young woman who began getting low heart rate alerts on her Apple Watch.In Northcott's case, the Apple Watch was instrumental in uncovering a congenital heart block, allowing doctors to outfit her with a pacemaker and saving her life. Contin…
    - 2 days ago 1 Mar 24, 1:56am -
  • Android users switching to iPhone prefer value over latest tech
    An interesting trend has emerged among Android users switching to iPhone, with most buyers opting for affordability over features.Android switchers often choose older iPhonesA recent analysis by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) reveals that a notable segment of iPhone buyers, comprising of about 15% of total buyers in a given quarter, are former Android users. These switchers gravitate towards older iPhone models rather than the latest offerings.The data, spanning 12 months up to D…
    - 2 days ago 1 Mar 24, 12:22am -
  • Apple retailers are clearing out iPad Pro inventory, save up to $314
    Apple resellers are clearing out M2 iPad Pro inventory, with deals knocking up to $314 off 11-inch and 12.9-inch models.The AppleInsider Price Guide is tracking fresh price drops across Apple's line of tablets, with the latest M2 iPad Pros eligible for steep savings to the tune of up to $314 off.Whether you're looking for the lowest price period on an iPad, which can be found for as low as $249 when you pick up the 64GB 9th Gen model, or are looking for a Pro model for work or school, nearly eve…
    - 2 days ago 29 Feb 24, 10:59pm -
  • Setapp announces beta of iOS app store for the EU
    MacPaw has announced a beta test for its Setapp Mobile, a third-party alternative to Apple's App Store, planned for users in the EU.Setapp has previously been reported as planning to launch an EU-only alternative app store, but its plans have now reached the beta test phase. The company is inviting users to sign up to a waitlist for the beta, due to launch in April."We are setting a new path for the software industry towards a better and more diverse app ecosystem," Oleksandr Kosovan, CEO and Fo…
    - 2 days ago 29 Feb 24, 10:33pm -
  • Rumored Apple Watch Ultra with micro LED might be dead
    Apple is believed to be the unnamed customer whose sudden cancellation of orders for micro LED displays thought to be for the Apple Watch Ultra has caused ams Osram's shares to drop 40%.Apple Watch UltraNeither ams Osram nor Apple have ever confirmed that the Austrian firm is a supplier of micro LED displays for the next Apple Watch Ultra. However, it has previously been linked to the company, and in 2023 reported that it would see increased revenues in 2025, when the Apple Watch Ultra 3 with th…
    - 2 days ago 29 Feb 24, 9:01pm -
  • Apple is making plans for more Apple Vision Pro accessory straps
    Apple is researching ways to create accessories such as an Apple Pencil-like controller for the Apple Vision Pro, which attach to an accessory headset strap for power and data.New patent application shows potential controllers for Apple Vision ProThink of it like sticking a pencil behind your ear. But instead of doing that while you think, you do it so that the Apple Pencil-like device can be charged.In that sense, it's also like the way that the Apple Pencil can be charged by magnetically attac…
    - 2 days ago 29 Feb 24, 7:56pm -
  • Apple IDs may be renamed 'Apple Accounts' by the end of 2024
    Apple is reportedly considering rebranding the Apple ID as "Apple Account," and may make the change before the end of 2024.The familiar Apple ID may be rebranded "Apple Account"Apple ID is the way users log in to Apple Services. It's such a familiar part of using the Apple ecosystem that it's not thought about, until a user wants to merge two or more Apple IDs togetherThe Apple ID is such an integral part of everything to do with Apple now that it's hard to definitively say when it began. Apart…
    - 2 days ago 29 Feb 24, 7:55pm -
  • Gene Munster: Apple should buy Rivian after cancelling Apple Car
    Loop Ventures analyst Gene Munster says Apple has to make a big move after cancelling the Apple Car, and that buying Rivian would be the answer.Rivian R1TFollowing the apparent cancellation of its Apple Car project, Munster has told CNBC that he was surprised by the move. "Because Apple is working on something doesn't mean it will see the light of day," he said, but argued that Apple will now need something big to replace it, if the company is to continue to grow."Apple's a tech company, and tec…
    - 2 days ago 29 Feb 24, 7:54pm -
  • Apple's Self Service Repair expanding to M3 Macs
    New support documents suggested that Apple's Self Service Repair program will expand to M3-equipped iMacs and MacBooks, and parts availability started on Thursday morning.Apple Self Service RepairThe Self Service Repair program launched in 2022 for iPhones then expanded to select Macs in 2023. While every part and repair option isn't available, it does enable enterprising users to perform certain repair tasks away from Apple's official repair providers.Support documents spotted on Thursday said…
    - 2 days ago 29 Feb 24, 7:34pm -
  • An Apple Pencil update is coming soon -- what you need to know
    Beyond the sideways path that the Apple Pencil with USB-C took, the Apple Pencil hasn't seen an upgrade since the second generation launched in 2018. Here's what to expect from the Apple Pencil 3, with new iPads coming up fast.A new Apple Pencil is imminentThere are three Apple Pencil models on sale today — Apple Pencil, Apple Pencil 2, and Apple Pencil with USB-C. The lineup is a little convoluted since it relies on customers to figure out which Pencil goes with which iPad and what benefits t…
    - 2 days ago 29 Feb 24, 5:09pm -
  • China's annual spring iPhone sales are here, and the discount isn't as steep as it's been
    In what has become an annual tradition, two of China's biggest iPhone resellers are offering discounts on Apple's higher-end iPhone models.iPhone 15 Pro MaxThe iPhone 15 series has not been as successful in China as its predecessors, although Tim Cook has blamed overall economic issues rather than any lack of interest in the devices. Now Bloomberg claims that weak demand is making two of the country's biggest resellers slash prices to discount the iPhone 15 Pro Max by $180.The Bloomberg story la…
    - 2 days ago 29 Feb 24, 5:00pm -
  • Abandoned $10 billion Apple Car project referred to as 'Titanic disaster' by employees
    A report shares that "many" Apple employees considered Project Titan an inevitable failure and are happy to see it die in favor of work on artificial intelligence.Apple's work on Project Titan cost $10 billion over a decadeThe decade-long Project Titan follows a long and winding road past Jony Ive's hope for a self-driving car, secret race tracks, and a bid to buy Tesla. The Apple Car project is canceled for now, but that doesn't mean Apple won't reap the rewards of its hard work.According to a…
    - 2 days ago 29 Feb 24, 4:43pm -
  • Grab an Apple Watch Ultra for $503 while supplies last
    Amazon-owned Woot is clearing out Grade A refurbished Apple Watch styles, with prices dipping to as low as $129.99. Pick up an Apple Watch Ultra for just $502.99 while supplies last.Amazon-owned Woot is slashing prices on Apple Watches.The Apple Watch sale at Amazon-owned Woot drops prices on a variety of styles, but a standout deal is the first-generation Apple Watch Ultra for $502.99. Woot states this model is in Grade A refurbished condition with minimal cosmetic damage. Batteries are tested…
    - 3 days ago 29 Feb 24, 9:44am -
  • William Gibson's 'Neuromancer' is coming to Apple TV+
    Apple TV+ has announced the development of a ten-episode science-fiction drama based on William Gibson's award-winning novel "Neuromancer."Image Credit: Apple TV+The series will center around a skilled but troubled hacker named Case, who is forced into a dangerous world of digital espionage and high-stakes crime. Alongside his partner Molly, a professional assassin, Case will attempt to pull off a daring heist against a powerful corporate dynasty."Neuromancer" is considered to be one of the pion…
    - 3 days ago 29 Feb 24, 3:38am -
  • Five Apple Vision Pro Cinema Environments that we'd like to see
    Apple will do what it will do, but there are some Cinema Environments that we'd like to see that would make our experience with the Apple Vision Pro more fun and fit the theme of the device. Here are AppleInsider's choices.Why watch a movie when you can see your home when you don't have to?Yes, we know that visionOS is new. It's so new that it still feels like a beta.There are exactly two specific Cinema Environments to watch movies in Apple's movie player beyond the generic environments. And th…
    - 3 days ago 29 Feb 24, 1:49am -
  • Everything went Apple's way at the annual shareholders meeting
    Apple's annual shareholders' meeting concluded with support for all of its proposals, and rejection of shareholder proposals, despite controversies and disagreements.Apple ParkApple held its annual shareholder meeting on February 28, with shareholder proposals pushing for transparency from Apple on AI and addressing concerns held by conservative politicians.The shareholders of Apple have voted in favor of the company's proposals. This includes approving the appointment of Ernst & Young as Apple'…
    - 3 days ago 28 Feb 24, 11:32pm -
  • Meet the real 'Masters of the Air' in Apple's new documentary
    Apple TV+ has released a teaser trailer for "The Bloody Hundreth," the true story of the aircrews depicted in "Masters of the Air."Nate Mann plays pilot Major Robert Rosenthal in "Masters of the Air"Streaming from March 15, 2024 — the same day the last episode of "Masters of the Air" is released — the new documentary is an hour-long account of the lives that inspired the drama. It's narrated by Tom Hanks and directed by Mark Herzog."'The Bloody Hundredth,' is a new documentary honoring the r…
    - 3 days ago 28 Feb 24, 11:30pm -
  • M3 iMac is on Apple's refurbished store, but there is a better deal
    The 2023 M3 iMac can now be bought for a discount in Apple's refurbished store, but better deals can be found. Here's your best option.Apple's M3 iMacClose to four months after its launch, some stocks of the M3 iMac have now appeared in Apple's discounted refurbished store. That's a typical delay for a new model, and while prices vary depending on configuration, the discount is around $200.Apple's refurb store consists of devices that have been bought at retail and then returned for some reason.…
    - 3 days ago 28 Feb 24, 11:22pm -
  • Cancelling the Apple Car is a good move, says Morgan Stanley
    Analysts at investment bank Morgan Stanley say that Apple was too far behind in the car market, and cancelling the Apple Car means it can put its resources to better use in AI.Siri AI should benefit from the cancellation of Apple CarWhile the apparent cancellation of the Apple Car project has surprised many, analysts at Morgan Stanley say it has never factored in their analysis of the company.Specifically, Morgan Stanley is retaining its price target for Apple of $220, because it had put no valu…
    - 3 days ago 28 Feb 24, 10:13pm -
  • Apple Vision Pro could launch overseas sooner than expected
    Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that increased component production and US sales trends means Apple has the capacity to launch Apple Vision Pro internationally, sooner.Apple Vision ProMing-Chi Kuo has previously predicted that the Apple Vision Pro will be released internationally within months of its US launch. It was an estimate based chiefly on his experience of reporting on Apple, but now he says that US sales figures and increased component orders back him up."Due to the limited demand growth in t…
    - 3 days ago 28 Feb 24, 9:29pm -
  • Leak backs up obvious news that Apple is designing 2nm processors
    With chip manufacturer TSMC's 2 nanometer foundry technology nearly ready, a new — and obvious — leak says that Apple is already designing iPhone processors using it.TSMC processorsIt would be bigger news if Apple weren't working on 2nm designs. TSMC has already announced that it will be in mass production of 2nm processors by 2025, and once more Apple is believed to have bought the whole of the firm's initial capacity.Still, the new leak is at least a kind of confirmation, assuming that it…
    - 3 days ago 28 Feb 24, 9:07pm -
  • Apple Vision Pro ongoing demand is in line with all Apple launches
    Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple Vision Pro has declined rapidly, but the pattern he reports fits every new Apple device and how they initially sell out before demand settles.visionOSOn its first day of preorders, Apple Vision Pro sold out within 18 minutes, and buyers saw shipping times immediately starting to stretch back weeks. Now Ming-Chi Kuo notes that Apple Vision Pro orders are shipping within 3-5 days, and says this is because of how "demand for the device declined rapidly [after launch]…
    - 3 days ago 28 Feb 24, 9:06pm -
  • Apple will reap the rewards of the cancelled Apple Car project for decades
    While the Apple Car project may be dead, Apple isn't going to lose a single dime on the research it did to make a fully self-driving car, given how the industry is going.Apple has big AI ambitionsThe last few years have been the time of AI. Things have grown in leaps and bounds, with more steps forward than back.Through it all, mostly stock analysts have been screaming about Apple being behind the eight-ball on artificial intelligence. Those same analysts have downgraded stock forecasts — whic…
    - 3 days ago 28 Feb 24, 9:04pm -
  • Apple Pay Later plans will show up on credit reports
    Apple Pay Later will officially become the first buy now, pay later loan service to have information reflected in Experian credit reports.Apple Pay LaterUntil now, if you used a short-term buy now, pay later (BNPL) or pay-in-4 (Pi4) loan, such as those available through Klarna, Affirm, or Apple Pay, these loans were not reflected on your credit report.However, this is about to change. Experian, in partnership with Apple, will include a user's BNPL information on consumers' credit reports. Contin…
    - 3 days ago 28 Feb 24, 8:55pm -
  • Apple Vision Pro return rate is about the same as the iPhone 15 Pro
    The latest data from Ming-Chi Kuo delves into a number of factors surrounding the Apple Vision Pro, with the latest report detailing the specific rate of return of the headset.Apple Vision Pro return rates are hard to parseDetractors of the Apple Vision Pro often claim that the Apple Vision Pro return rate is very high, compared to other products. It's not clear if that's the case, given data that we've collected, and a statement by Bloomberg's Mark Gurman that places the return rate at average…
    - 3 days ago 28 Feb 24, 8:44pm -
  • VisionDevCamp is a three-day hackathon for Vision Pro Devs
    A three-day, low-cost, hackathon will take place in Santa Clara, California, giving developers a chance to team up and create apps for the Apple Vision Pro.VisionDevCamp to be held March 29 through March 31The not-for-profit event will be held from March 29 through March 31 at UCSC Silicon Valley Extension in Santa Clara. Registration costs $100 and covers food for the entire event. The event is not held by Apple.VisionDevCamp is hosted by an all-volunteer team that has put on similar events, su…
    - 3 days ago 28 Feb 24, 8:14pm -
  • Apple Music adds new daily 'Heavy Rotation Mix'
    Apple has quietly added another favorites-style station to Apple Music, a Heavy Rotation Mix which is updated daily.The new "Heavy Rotation Mix" on Apple MusicFollowing its Valentine's Day themed "Love" and "Heartbreak" stations, Apple Music has now added a further automatically-curated playlist of favorite tracks. Where the existing Favorites Mix is updated weekly, the new Heavy Rotation Mix changes every day."The tracks you can't get enough of, all in one place," says Apple Music's description…
    - 3 days ago 28 Feb 24, 5:52pm -
  • Beats Solo 4 surface eight years after the Solo 3 debuted
    Apple subsidiary Beats is working on a new addition to its Beats Solo range, with the Solo 4 appearing in Tuesday's iOS 17.4 release candidate.Beats Solo 4 as found in the iOS 17.4 RCThe Solo 3 were Beats' highly-popular over-ear headphones, released in many styles and for quite a few years. Now, it appears that Apple is preparing to introduce a new fourth-generation model.Surfacing in the release candidate build of iOS 17.4 on Tuesday, several references to Solo 4 have been discovered. The refe…
    - 3 days ago 28 Feb 24, 4:33pm -
  • Apple Vision Pro may eventually get SteamVR functionality
    Apple Vision Pro may gain the ability to play SteamVR games, thanks to developers who have begun porting the open-source ALVR software.Apple Vision ProALVR is software that enables streaming VR games to virtual reality headsets. The adaptation of ALVR allows users to enjoy SteamVR games on Apple Vision Pro's Micro-OLED displays.However, interacting with these games requires a specific type of controller that tracks itself instead of one tracked by a headset. Continue Reading on AppleInsider | Di…
    - 4 days ago 28 Feb 24, 7:26am -
  • Apple AI is the focus of an investing firm after Apple Car's death
    Wedbush believes Apple's alleged move to cancel the development of the Apple Car provides a laser focus on what's next for the company — AI.Apple will do fine without Apple CarReliable sources say that Apple has ended work on Project Titan, meaning, if true, that an Apple Car will never see the light of day. This may disappoint some, but at least one investment firm is bullish about the move.According to a note from Wedbush seen by AppleInsier, Apple disbanding Project Titan and focusing that…
    - 4 days ago 28 Feb 24, 7:10am -
  • Imminent DOJ antitrust case against Apple is in final pre-filing phase -- probably
    The United States Department of Justice seems to be in its final stages before filing an antitrust suit against Apple.United States Department of JusticeIt has been a long and winding road if you've been following the DOJ's probe into Apple's business practices. Spotify started the process in 2019 with pushes from Apple's other competitors following suit in 2020, 2021, and 2022.It was claimed the DOJ was drafting an antitrust complaint against Apple in 2023. Finally, according to a report from B…
    - 4 days ago 28 Feb 24, 6:29am -
  • New Atomic Stealer malware variant harder to detect in macOS
    The Atomic Stealer malware still relies on users installing fake software with a payload hidden in the .dmg file, but it is evolving to get harder to detect.Atomic Stealer infects macOS via illegitimate softwareAtomic Stealer hides in illegitimate software downloads, gets into macOS through user error, and stays hidden using scripts while it steals sensitive data. It's a relatively new malware identified in 2023, but now it is evolving to be harder to detect.According to Bitdefender, a new varia…
    - 4 days ago 28 Feb 24, 4:49am -
  • visionOS 1.1 includes the ability to delete most of the pre-installed apps
    Apple Vision Pro users may have noticed that most pre-installed Apple apps can't be deleted, but that changes with visionOS 1.1.Delete pre-installed apps on visionOS 1.1Apple includes 15 pre-installed visionOS native apps, and only two could be deleted in the 1.0 release, Keynote and Encounter Dinosaurs. With visionOS 1.1, Apple allows users to delete eight other apps.According to code discovered by AppleInsider in the visionOS 1.1 Release Candidate, users can now delete Apple TV, Music, Mindfu…
    - 4 days ago 28 Feb 24, 2:15am -
  • How to use the new ProRAW options in iOS 17
    Apple's iOS 17 brings a game-changing feature for iPhone photographers — the ability to change the ProRAW format settings. Here's where to change the format and what each one can offer.iOS 17 offers various formats for image captureBy understanding and using these settings, iPhone photographers can take full advantage of their device's capabilities, ensuring that every shot is captured with the potential for stunning results. Whether a user is a seasoned professional or a passionate hobbyist,…
    - 8 Nov 23, 12:56am -
  • How to turn off FaceTime video reactions in iOS 17 and macOS Sonoma
    Video reactions in iOS 17 and macOS Sonoma aren't always a good thing to have enabled for all conversations. Here's how to turn them off.Reactions in FaceTime for iOS 17As part of iOS 17 and macOS Sonoma, Apple introduced a video feature called Reactions. When you perform and hold a gesture while in view of the camera, a special effect is displayed in the camera feed seen by other people.There are quite a few effects, ranging from speech bubbles with thumbs-up and thumbs-down icons, to floating…
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MacWorld

  • newGet Microsoft Visual Studio Professional for only $45
    MacworldSoftware developers have a lot on their plates. They’re often responsible for designing, programming, building, deploying, and maintaining software, which requires different skills and tools to do the job right. Fortunately, Microsoft’s programming-friendly software can help.Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2022 for Windows is an incredibly helpful platform for many coders, and now, it’s available for under $45.With Visual Studio Professional, programmers can e…
    - 12 hours ago 2 Mar 24, 1:30pm -
  • Home Screen web apps are not going away after all
    MacworldUpdate 03/01/24: Apple has updated its developer site to say that it has changed its mind, and will not remove the ability to have progressive web apps on the home screen after all. “Developers and users who may have been impacted by the removal of Home Screen web apps in the beta release of iOS in the EU can expect the return of the existing functionality for Home Screen web apps with the availability of iOS 17.4 in early March.” Our original story on the removal of this…
    - 1 day ago 2 Mar 24, 1:26am -
  • What’s on Apple TV+ this week: ‘Napoleon’ and ‘Dick Turpin’ stream this week
    MacworldApple has planted its own flag in the streaming wars with Apple TV+, its in-house streaming service that focuses almost entirely on original programming rather than an extensive library of existing TV shows or movies.This guide will list all the Apple TV+ content you can watch today, divided into episodic shows or series and movies. There’s also a ton of new content in the works for Apple’s $9.99-a-month service. If you want to know what’s on the way, check out our list…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 24, 10:53pm -
  • Get the iPad Air for the same price as the 10th-gen iPad in this all-time-low sale
    MacworldEven at its full $599 retail price, the iPad Air is easy to recommend over the 10th-gen iPad for a variety of reasons. But today it’s impossible not to recommend since it’s the same price as its cheaper sibling: Amazon is selling the 64GB iPad Air in every color for $450, a savings of $150 and the best price we’ve ever seen for the 64GB model, which is usually on sale for $499.The iPad Air has a 10-.9-inch Liquid Retina display and is ready for anything with an M1 chip,…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 24, 10:05pm -
  • Apple TV+ adds 51 free movies as the biggest subscriber bonus ever
    MacworldIf there’s one thing Apple TV+ lacks, it’s a catalog of classic shows and movies. Apple has built up a decent library of shows and movies, but nearly all of it is original content. That’s not the case with its competitors, which all have sizable libraries of popular shows and movies that people enjoy watching over and over again.For a limited time, Apple TV+ is expanding its back catalog to include more than 50 top movies for all subscribers. Just go to the “Limited Ti…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 24, 9:04pm -
  • Intego Mac Internet Security X9 review
    MacworldAt a GlanceExpert's RatingProsEasy setup and configurations.Good antiviral and network scanning/configuration tools.Configurations are reliable and can be as simple or as intricate as desired with both whitelists for files and customization tools for network profiles.ConsOccasionally allowed some test malware elements to remain which had to be manually removed.Safe Browsing feature still allows for questionable/phishing-based websites to be visited without any kind of warning from…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 24, 8:06pm -
  • There’s another unexplained firmware update coming to your AirPods Pro 2
    MacworldIt’s time to do that dance again: Apple has released a new beta firmware update for its AirPods wireless headphones, and nobody is sure what it does.Firmware version 6E188, up from 6B34 released in December, is currently in beta and, as reported by MacRumors, is available to developers only. (Because of this, it hasn’t yet replaced 6B34 on Apple’s firmware listings page.) It’s for the second-gen AirPods Pro, and applies to both the USB-C and Lightning editions of that…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 24, 7:16pm -
  • What is free on Apple TV+?
    MacworldThere’s a lot of confusion out there about what you actually get if you sign up for an Apple TV+ subscription. Part of the confusion may stem from the fact that the content that comes with an Apple TV+ subscription resides inside Apple’s TV app, in which you can find lots of other content. Inside the Apple TV app some shows and movies are free to TV+ subscribers, but there are plenty that are not.A person who searches in the Apple TV app for Barbie or Oppenheimer, for exam…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 24, 6:33pm -
  • Macs, iPads, and a big new iOS update–here’s what’s coming from Apple in March
    MacworldFebruary was an unusually big month for Apple this year because it all started with the release of Apple Vision Pro–the first major new product in a new category for Apple in a decade.March should be another big month, with a significant new iOS release (especially for those in the EU) and possibly new Macs and iPads as well. Here’s what we think is coming from Apple in March.New hardware releases: March event with new Macs, iPads, and more?We’ve long heard that…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 24, 5:45pm -
  • 5 MWC announcements that should have come from Apple
    MacworldMobile World Congress was held this week in Barcelona and we understand if it passed you by. While Apple and the iPhone are on everyone’s mind, MWC is primarily an Android show. But there are still some announcements that will get Apple fans a little jealous. Here are five of them that caught our eye—and we hope Apple is paying attention too.Galaxy RingAs if Samsung was reading the rumor blogs, right after reports emerged that Apple had explored the development of a sm…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 24, 5:00pm -
  • Boost your productivity with savings on Microsoft Office 2021
    MacworldWhether you’re a working professional or a student, you need a reliable suite of tools to conquer work and academic tasks. There’s no other software like Microsoft Office built to meet this challenge. Lifetime access to Microsoft 2021 is now only $44.99.For a one-time payment, you can install this license on one Windows computer you use at home or work. You’ll have access to the 2021 versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, OneNote, Publisher, and Access. D…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 24, 3:30pm -
  • How to manage Time Machine backups between APFS and HFS+ drives
    MacworldApple introduced the APFS (Apple Filing System) file system protocol in macOS Sierra. It’s now the required format for macOS, but it took a while to transition from the former implementation of the HFS+ (Hierarchical File System Plus) format. Even during the transition, Apple kept the legacy standard HFS+ viable for backward compatibility. (It’s called “Mac OS Extended format (Journaled)” in Disk Utility.) Macs running versions of macOS as recent as Sonoma can still read H…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 24, 2:30pm -
  • Watch hours of smart docs and TV shows with a Curiosity Stream lifetime subscription for just $179.97.
    MacworldStreaming your favorite binge TV show or classic movies is always entertaining, but if you’re looking for more depth in your content, consider Curiosity Stream.Created by Discovery Communications founder John Hendricks, Curiosity Stream is tailored to knowledge-hungry viewers bored with the mindlessness of typical streaming platforms and seeking one-of-a-kind, engaging, and educational content. Now, lifetime access is only $179.97 (reg. $399) through March 3.With…
    - 2 days ago 1 Mar 24, 1:30pm -
  • Coming to Apple TV+: All the upcoming shows, series, movies, trailers, and more
    MacworldApple’s list of currently available content for Apple TV+ continues to grow, and so does the list of upcoming projects in the works. Films, limited series, specials, and multi-season series—Apple’s got lots of irons in the fire.dSome of these projects have been officially announced and acknowledged by Apple, while others have been reported by the Hollywood press, which always has its ear to the ground about what projects actors, directors, and producers are involved in.…
    - 2 days ago 29 Feb 24, 11:41pm -
  • Tim Cook teases Apple will ‘break new ground’ in AI this year
    MacworldWith the calendar set to change to March, there are two Apple affairs to look forward to: a rumored spring event and WWDC in June. As always, all eyes will be on Apple’s software updates and Tim Cook has dropped a big hint about what we can expect to learn about during the WWDC keynote.During Apple’s annual shareholder meeting this week, Tim Cook made the unusual pronouncement that Apple will “break new ground” in generative AI this year, presumably as part of iOS 18.…
    - 2 days ago 29 Feb 24, 9:48pm -
  • Report claims the iPhone 17 will finally get an always-on display
    MacworldWe’re now starting to get pretty regular updates on the iPhone 16 coming later this year, but every now and then the rumorsphere spits out something relating to a later generation. Such as this week’s news that Apple plans to upgrade screen tech across the entire iPhone 17 range next year.At the moment, Apple’s iPhones use a mixture of OLED display types: LTPO (or low-temperature polycrystalline oxide) on the Pro models, and LTPS (low-temperature polycrystalline silicon)…
    - 2 days ago 29 Feb 24, 7:35pm -
  • Is a VPN safe for iPhone/iPad?
    MacworldVPNs are designed to keep your identity, location and data secure when you’re using the web, but are they something you should be using on your iPhone or iPad? We take a look at what VPNs offer and whether they are safe to use on your iPhone or iPad.Why use a VPN on an iPhoneVPN stands for Virtual Private Network, which is a pretty decent description of what these products aim to do. Basically, the software creates a secure connection across the internet through which al…
    - 2 days ago 29 Feb 24, 7:23pm -
  • macOS 14 Sonoma superguide: Everything you need to know
    MacworldThe newest version of macOS, aka macOS 14, aka Sonoma (named after the Californian wine region), is now available. Among the new features Sonoma brings to Macs are changes to widgets, a new Game Mode, the ability to easily turn web pages into web apps, and fun additions to video conferencing apps. Read on for the lowdown on all the new features and further improvements coming throughout 2024.Update: The fifth beta of macOS 14.4 is out now, so the update is likely to arrive on…
    - 2 days ago 29 Feb 24, 6:31pm -
  • 5 wild PC hardware ideas that would be even better on the Mac
    MacworldMacworld columnist Jason Snell recently wrote about how Apple should take more risks with its products–and I wholeheartedly agree, especially when it comes to the Mac. Makers of Windows PCs often implement odd features to stand out in a crowded marketplace–it’s something Apple doesn’t need to do because Apple relies on the Mac’s elegance, reliability, and its role in an ecosystem that works well.But unique and daring features could breathe new life into the Mac and h…
    - 2 days ago 29 Feb 24, 5:45pm -
  • Apple Back to School will soon end in Australia
    MacworldApple holds a Back to School promotion every year (now known as the Higher Education Offer to avoid confusion because it’s only open to students once they enter higher education, and the institutions and teachers, not school-age children). As part of the deal, Apple offers an incentive with purchases of qualifying Apple products.Apple’s ‘Back to School’ deal runs in various locations around the world during the summer months. The deal usually ends about a month after t…
    - 2 days ago 29 Feb 24, 5:01pm -