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  • newApple Orchard Road in Singapore Officially Opens to the Public

    Apple Orchard Road in Singapore Officially Opens to the Public

    Apple today officially opened up its first retail location in Southeast Asia, Apple Orchard Road in Singapore, to the public at 10:00 a.m. local time. The store marks the newest addition to Apple's next-generation retail rollout, following similar design principles and community-focused values seen at Apple Union Square in San Francisco and Apple Dubai Mall.So honored to spend some time this morning with Apple's head of retail @AngelaAhrendts at Apple Orchard Road. She's a rock star!! pic.tw…
    - 20 hours ago, 27 May 17, 9:02am -
  • newSiri Bug Allows Cellular Data to be Disabled From Lock Screen Without a Passcode

    Siri Bug Allows Cellular Data to be Disabled From Lock Screen Without a Passcode

    A reddit user has discovered what appears to be a Siri-related bug that allows access to a locked iPhone's Cellular Data options without a passcode.As shown in the screenshot below, when Siri is asked to bring up Cellular Data settings (or if Cellular Data is on), an option to toggle the feature off appears on the lock screen, with no passcode required. When Siri is specifically asked to turn off Cellular Data, the personal assistant asks for a passcode first.Given that a passcode is r…
    - 24 hours ago, 27 May 17, 4:55am -
  • macOS 10.13 Wishlist: Features MacRumors Readers Hope to See in the Next Version of macOS

    macOS 10.13 Wishlist: Features MacRumors Readers Hope to See in the Next Version of macOS

    Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference is set to kick off on June 5, and along with a new version of iOS, Apple is expected to introduce the next-generation version of macOS, macOS 10.13. We've heard no rumors on what to expect in macOS 10.13, so whatever Apple introduces will come as a total surprise.With iOS 11 expected to get a major design overhaul, we can perhaps count on some similar design tweaks in macOS, but beyond that, there's no word on what's coming. As with iOS 11, our forum m…
    - 1 day ago, 27 May 17, 2:18am -
  • Apple Developing 'Apple Neural Engine' Chip to Power AI in iOS Devices

    Apple Developing 'Apple Neural Engine' Chip to Power AI in iOS Devices

    Apple is developing a dedicated processor that will be used to handle AI-related tasks like facial and speech recognition in its products, reports Bloomberg. Citing a source with knowledge of Apple's plans, the site says the chip is known internally as the "Apple Neural Engine."Apple plans to use the chip, which would work alongside the standard processor and the graphics chip, to add more advanced artificial intelligence capabilities into its devices and to offload demanding AI processing t…
    - 1 day ago, 27 May 17, 1:44am -
  • Review: Apple's Beddit Sleep Monitor Offers a Comprehensive Look at Sleep Quality

    Review: Apple's Beddit Sleep Monitor Offers a Comprehensive Look at Sleep Quality

    Earlier this month, Apple purchased its first company that develops health-related hardware, Beddit. Beddit makes an iPhone-connected Sleep Monitor that tracks a wide range of sleep-related metrics, from heart rate and sleep time to room temperature and respiration.When Apple acquires a company, the company in question typically shuts down and stops selling whatever product it makes as Apple assimilates the technology into its own offerings, but that's not the case with Beddit. Apple is stil…
    - 1 day ago, 27 May 17, 1:03am -
  • TouchArcade iOS Gaming Roundup: Steredenn, Fidget Spinner Apps, Prison Architect, and More

    TouchArcade iOS Gaming Roundup: Steredenn, Fidget Spinner Apps, Prison Architect, and More

    In case you missed the post last week, once again this is Eli Hodapp, and I'm Editor in Chief of MacRumors' iOS gaming sister site TouchArcade. We're putting together these weekly roundups of the biggest news and releases in the world of iOS gaming. If you're interested in this quick recap, there's tons more where this came from over on TouchArcade. We post daily news, reviews, and more, covering every aspect of the world of iOS gaming.We've also got a very active iOS gaming Twitch channel…
    - 1 day ago, 27 May 17, 12:19am -
  • MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Copy of 'Total War: WARHAMMER' From Feral Interactive

    MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Copy of 'Total War: WARHAMMER' From Feral Interactive

    For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Feral Interactive to give MacRumors readers a chance to win a copy of real-time strategy game Total War: WARHAMMER, which became available for the Mac in April.Total War: WARHAMMER is a turn-based strategy game that allows players to build an empire and then plan and execute real-time tactical battles against enemies. Unlike other Warhammer games, Total War: WARHAMMER takes place in a high fantasy setting, pitting greenskins (orcs and goblins)…
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 17, 11:35pm -
  • Best Buy Memorial Day Sale Savings on Apple Watch, Mac Notebooks, 9.7-Inch iPad Pro, and More

    Best Buy Memorial Day Sale Savings on Apple Watch, Mac Notebooks, 9.7-Inch iPad Pro, and More

    Best Buy today launched a four-day-long Memorial Day sale that has markdowns on quite a few Apple products, including Apple Watch, iPhone 7, iPhone SE, iPad, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and iMac. The four day sale begins today and ends on Memorial Day, this Monday, May 29.Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Best Buy and may earn commissions on purchases made through these links.The first item up for sale is Apple Watch Series 2, which Best Buy has marked down $70 for nearly all mo…
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 17, 7:40pm -
  • This Week's Cover of 'The New Yorker' Was Sketched on an iPad

    This Week's Cover of 'The New Yorker' Was Sketched on an iPad

    This week's cover of The New Yorker has been sketched using an iPad and Apple Pencil, created by illustrator Jorge Colombo. The image depicts Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn Heights that Colombo frequents, with the artwork capturing a couple of basketball games and spectators at the park.Apple CEO Tim Cook shared The New Yorker cover on Twitter this morning, with a quote from Colombo who mentioned his fear that one of the basketballs would fly near him and hit his iPad. It’s one of my…
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 17, 7:21pm -
  • TSMC Sources Claim 'iPhone 8' Will Have Touch ID Integrated into Display

    TSMC Sources Claim 'iPhone 8' Will Have Touch ID Integrated into Display

    Apple has successfully finalized a solution to integrate Touch ID fingerprint recognition directly into the display of its upcoming "iPhone 8", according to a new report on Friday.Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) said it spoke to sources from Apple supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), who apparently confirmed Apple's achievement during a technology convention held in Taipei on Thursday.Among several design changes TSMC reportedly discussed at the TSMC 201…
    - 2 days ago, 26 May 17, 4:23pm -
  • Bear 1.2 Brings Sketching, New Icons, and VoiceOver to Note-Taking App

    Bear 1.2 Brings Sketching, New Icons, and VoiceOver to Note-Taking App

    Popular note-taking app Bear received an update on Thursday across Mac and iOS that adds a number of notable features to the Evernote rival.The biggest change to Bear is the ability to sketch on iOS. Users can now add sketches to their notes using a finger or stylus. Sketches are drawn on a separate open canvas, which includes pencil and marker tools similar to Apple Notes, with each pencil coming in three sizes and a range of colors. Next, Bear has taken cues from the new API in iOS 1…
    - 2 days ago, 26 May 17, 2:55pm -
  • Feral Updates 'Sid Meier's Railroads!' for macOS Compatibility

    Feral Updates 'Sid Meier's Railroads!' for macOS Compatibility

    Feral has announced that Sid Meier's Railroads!, the classic "tycoon" strategy game released on PC in 2006, has been updated on Mac to include full compatibility with Apple's latest macOS platform.If you missed Sid Meier's Railroads! last time around, the game is a re-imagining of the best-selling Railroad Tycoon, which was released in 1990 for Amiga, Atari ST, and MS DOS. The game has been in dire need of a compatibility and stability update for several years, so today's announcement should…
    - 2 days ago, 26 May 17, 1:53pm -
  • iPhone 8 Case Compared to iPhone 7 Offers Clear Picture of Size Difference

    iPhone 8 Case Compared to iPhone 7 Offers Clear Picture of Size Difference

    Though the launch of the "iPhone 8" is months away, case makers have already started creating cases for the device based on leaked design renderings and schematics.A case designed for the iPhone 8 surfaced on Alibaba, and was purchased by Japanese site Mac Otakara for a series of images and a video. We've already seen some iPhone 8 cases so the design shouldn't come as a surprise, but this particular case includes comparisons to both the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, giving us a clear pict…
    - 2 days ago, 26 May 17, 2:30am -
  • iOS 11 Wishlist: Features MacRumors Readers Are Hoping to See in the Next Version of iOS

    iOS 11 Wishlist: Features MacRumors Readers Are Hoping to See in the Next Version of iOS

    Apple will introduce the next-generation version of iOS, iOS 11, on June 5 at its Worldwide Developers Conference. While WWDC is less than two weeks away, we've haven't heard many details on what we can expect.There's talk about an overhauled design and an updated user interface along with rumors of new functionality for the iPad, but beyond that, we don't know what's coming, and we don't know what that new user interface will look like. In the absence of rumors, we've taken a look at some o…
    - 2 days ago, 26 May 17, 1:39am -
  • Apple Confirms June 5 WWDC Keynote Will Be Live Streamed

    Apple Confirms June 5 WWDC Keynote Will Be Live Streamed

    Apple today added a new events page to its main website, confirming that its June 5 Worldwide Developers Conference will be live streamed and available to watch on the Apple website and through the Apple TV.Apple previously said it would provide a live stream of the Worldwide Developers Conference through its Apple Developer website and through the WWDC app, but the new event page makes it clear the keynote event will be available for all to watch even without a developer account.WWDC…
    - 2 days ago, 25 May 17, 11:36pm -
  • Apple Releases New Earth Day Video at Sustainable Brands Event

    Apple Releases New Earth Day Video at Sustainable Brands Event

    Apple today shared a new Earth Day 2017 video on its YouTube channel, which comes more than a month after Earth Day took place.The video, which follows the theme of the previous Earth Day spots Apple released, focuses on Liam, Apple's recycling robot that strips iPhones down to their component parts.The ad was created by Apple environment lead Lisa Jackson and her team to mark Apple's attendance at Sustainable Brands 2017, a Detroit conference for business leaders committed to brand va…
    - 2 days ago, 25 May 17, 10:46pm -
  • Magikarp Jump Launches as Latest Pokémon Game for iPhone and iPad

    Magikarp Jump Launches as Latest Pokémon Game for iPhone and iPad

    The Pokémon Company has launched a new iPhone and iPad game revolving around one of the weakest Pokémon ever, Magikarp.Magikarp Jump, available now on the App Store [Direct Link], tasks players with raising multiple generations of Magikarp by feeding and training them to increase their Jump Power and overall level. Players can then battle—try to jump higher than—other Magikarp in six leagues to increase their personal Trainer Rank.As a player's Trainer Rank increases, additional…
    - 2 days ago, 25 May 17, 9:39pm -
  • Microsoft Announces 'Mixer Create' iOS App for On-The-Go Live Streaming of iPhone Games

    Microsoft Announces 'Mixer Create' iOS App for On-The-Go Live Streaming of iPhone Games

    Microsoft today announced a rebranding of its game streaming service "Beam," which will now be called "Mixer," along with the launch of a new iOS and Android app that will debut today in beta form. Called "Mixer Create," the app will include a handful of self-broadcasting features that let streamers keep in contact with their audience while on the go.Additionally, down the line Microsoft will update Mixer Create to let creators stream live gameplay of iOS games directly from their iPhones an…
    - 2 days ago, 25 May 17, 8:51pm -
  • New Images Provide Detailed Glimpse Into Apple Orchard Road in Singapore

    New Images Provide Detailed Glimpse Into Apple Orchard Road in Singapore

    After removing the barricades from its brand new retail location in Singapore, Apple this week has allowed a few reporters to tour the inside of Apple Orchard Road ahead of its grand opening this Saturday, May 27 (via Mashable). The location marks Apple's first store in Southeast Asia.The outside of the store features an all-glass design that spans 120 feet, allowing anyone passing by to glimpse into the two-story location. The bottom level of the store houses the traditional retail aspect…
    - 2 days ago, 25 May 17, 7:49pm -
  • New York Mag's Lauren Kern Named First Editor-in-Chief of Apple News

    New York Mag's Lauren Kern Named First Editor-in-Chief of Apple News

    Lauren Kern, Executive Editor at New York Magazine, has been named as the first editor-in-chief of Apple News, according to Politico. The hiring has since been confirmed by an Apple spokesperson.It's unclear what exactly the role will entail, but it suggests Apple has bigger ambitions of some kind for its News app on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.Apple News is not a firsthand source of news, so Kern's role could be at least partially related to curation of other news sources. In Februar…
    - 2 days ago, 25 May 17, 7:42pm -

The Unofficial Apple Blog

  • newConstruction starts on the world's largest optical telescope

    Construction starts on the world's largest optical telescope

    After several years of planning and no shortage of financial anxiety, construction has officially started on the Extremely Large Telescope. Contractors are now building the main structure and dome of the Chile-based observer ahead of its initial ser...
    - 1 hour ago, 28 May 17, 3:27am -
  • newGoogle's AlphaGo retires from competition

    Google's AlphaGo retires from competition

    To say that AlphaGo had a great run in the competitive Go scene would be an understatement: it has just defeated the world's number 1 Go player, Ke Jie, in a three-part match. Now that it has nothing left to prove, the AI is hanging up its boots and...
    - 3 hours ago, 28 May 17, 1:56am -
  • newThe search for a habitable second Earth

    The search for a habitable second Earth

    Contact with extraterrestrial life would be an epochal event. Even the discovery of a simple alien organism would be transformative, giving us unprecedented insight into how life forms on Earth and other planets. Yet, there's exactly zero proof that...
    - 4 hours ago, 28 May 17, 12:30am -
  • newBritish Airways IT failure cancels many flights out of London (updated)

    British Airways IT failure cancels many flights out of London (updated)

    Airline glitches and the ensuing pandemonium are nothing new, but they've just hit one of the world's largest travel hubs. British Airways has suffered a global IT system failure so serious that it cancelled all its flights out of London's Heathrow a...
    - 6 hours ago, 27 May 17, 10:58pm -
  • newRecommended Reading: The bright future of free over-the-air TV

    Recommended Reading: The bright future of free over-the-air TV

    Free Over-the-Air TVIs Going to Get BetterJames K. Willcox,Consumer ReportsThanks to a new standard known as ATSC 3.0, over-the-air TV broadcasts will include all the newfangled tech like 4K and HDR. Consumer Reports has the run down on what t...
    - 7 hours ago, 27 May 17, 10:00pm -
  • new'Fallen London' and the secret to writing an infinite gothic game

    'Fallen London' and the secret to writing an infinite gothic game

    Writing a video game is nothing like penning a novel. But writing a never-ending, nonlinear, text-driven video game about a hellish alternate London stuffed with gothic intrigue and nearly a decade of backstory? That's a different beast altogether....
    - 8 hours ago, 27 May 17, 8:30pm -
  • newICYMI: Control D-ing this show

    ICYMI: Control D-ing this show

    Today on In Case You Missed It: When this show was announced on Engadget two years ago, we promised to find you the offbeat tech and science news you might have missed while following the previous day's big headlines. I've felt a great responsibi...
    - 10 hours ago, 27 May 17, 7:00pm -
  • newThe Morning After: Weekend Edition

    The Morning After: Weekend Edition

    Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to the weekend. If you have an extra day off, then that may provide time to catch up on our new Tomorrow section, plus the latest Google Search feature and Apple's plan for AI.
    - 11 hours ago, 27 May 17, 5:30pm -
  • newAmazon UK's new video options will require a TV licence

    Amazon UK's new video options will require a TV licence

    Live TV viewers in the UK are supposed to pay a fee that supports services and content from the BBC. Lately, despite changes that closed the "iPlayer loophole," that still doesn't apply to people who only watch streaming video on-demand, so some cord...
    - 15 hours ago, 27 May 17, 2:04pm -
  • newHisense 4K TVs look for a place to fit on crowded shelves

    Hisense 4K TVs look for a place to fit on crowded shelves

    At CES we were quite impressed by the Hisense lineup of smart TVs, and now the company says its 2017 models are arriving at retail. The H6D, H7D, H9D and H9D Plus series cover a range of price points and sizes, with 4K models ranging from the 43-inch...
    - 19 hours ago, 27 May 17, 9:29am -
  • newBMW's latest motorcycle concept links futuristic style and tech

    BMW's latest motorcycle concept links futuristic style and tech

    No doubt, BMW has come up with some cool conceptual vehicles lately, with a color-changing Mini and a futuristic, self-driving Next 100 auto. Its Motorrad Vision Next 100 motorcycle, revealed last October, is maybe the coolest yet with a gyroscopic s...
    - 20 hours ago, 27 May 17, 8:06am -
  • newNow you can design Google Photo Books on iOS or Android

    Now you can design Google Photo Books on iOS or Android

    Among the many things Google announced at I/O 2017 last week, one of them was the ability for people to create and order physical albums with Google Photos. The only problem with that, however, is you could only use it through a desktop browser. Than...
    - 21 hours ago, 27 May 17, 7:18am -
  • newApple 'Neural Engine' chip could power AI on iPhones

    Apple 'Neural Engine' chip could power AI on iPhones

    Apple's focused on increasing the speed of every new mobile processor generation, most recently pairing its quad core A10 Fusion chips with its iPhone 7 and 7 Plus models last September. But to keep its devices competitive, Apple is building a second...
    - 22 hours ago, 27 May 17, 6:42am -
  • newWatch us play the Nintendo Switch 'Arms' Global Testpunch

    Watch us play the Nintendo Switch 'Arms' Global Testpunch

    When Nintendo announced Splatoon for the Wii U, gamers weren't quite sure what to make of it. The idea of a competitive shooter from Nintendo was so bizarre, it was kind of hard to assess from a distance -- so the company invited players to try the g...
    - 23 hours ago, 27 May 17, 5:10am -
  • newGoogle's ‘Personal’ tab filters out everything but your own content

    Google's ‘Personal’ tab filters out everything but your own content

    As people accumulate massive data troves on Gmail, Google Photos and other Google apps, the search giant wants to help people find what they're looking for among their own personal content. While Google's core search product already shows some person...
    - 24 hours ago, 27 May 17, 4:47am -
  • Lyft drivers can start planning pickups days in advance

    Lyft drivers can start planning pickups days in advance

    Just as it does for riders, Lyft continues to improve the experience for its drivers. The latest effort is a feature that lets contractors deal with scheduled pickups up to seven days in advance, instead of only being aware of a passenger's planned d...
    - 1 day ago, 27 May 17, 4:01am -
  • NASA’s Juno mission discovers Jupiter is really weird

    NASA’s Juno mission discovers Jupiter is really weird

    NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter has sent back a ton of data about our solar system's largest planet. The results from the orbiter's first big data-collection pass, which took place last August, are finally in and it's clear that Juno's five-year journ...
    - 1 day ago, 27 May 17, 3:23am -
  • What to expect at Computex 2017

    What to expect at Computex 2017

    We're pretty much halfway through the year, which means it's Computex time. As usual, you'll find a handful of us running around the Taipei show floors next week, where we'll be getting our hands dirty with the latest PC products and components. Last...
    - 1 day ago, 27 May 17, 3:00am -
  • Chipotle finds malware exposed credit card info across the US

    Chipotle finds malware exposed credit card info across the US

    Hackers stole credit card information from customers at Chipotle restaurants across the United States between March 24th and April 18th, the company announced today. Chipotle revealed in April that it had been the victim of an attack, and today it sh...
    - 1 day ago, 27 May 17, 2:43am -
  • Tidal burns through its third CEO in two years

    Tidal burns through its third CEO in two years

    Yet another Tidal CEO is out. Jeff Toig, who took over the position from interim CEO Peter Tonstad in 2016, has reportedly left the company. Which means Tidal is now looking for its fourth chief executive in two years.
    - 1 day ago, 27 May 17, 2:22am -
  • MIT 3D-printed the shape-shifting future of pasta

    MIT 3D-printed the shape-shifting future of pasta

    A new research project from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Tangible Media Group combines 3D printing, molecular gastronomy and macaroni. According to MIT News, researchers Wen Wang and Lining Yao have engineered flat sheets of gelatin an...
    - 1 day ago, 27 May 17, 2:01am -
  • Theresa May wants to force tech giants to curb extremist content

    Theresa May wants to force tech giants to curb extremist content

    British Prime Minister Theresa May called on global leaders at the G7 conference in Sicily to force internet and social media companies stop the spread of terrorist content available online. "Make no mistake: the fight is moving from the battlefield...
    - 1 day ago, 27 May 17, 1:38am -
  • Don't scream: The new 'Friday the 13th' game is out today

    Don't scream: The new 'Friday the 13th' game is out today

    After a slight delay, the first official Friday the 13th game since 1989 is available today on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. If you want to jump right into the action at Camp Crystal Lake, though, you might have to wait for Friday the 13th: The Gam...
    - 1 day ago, 27 May 17, 1:31am -
  • Sergey Brin’s secret airship will deliver aid and schlep his family

    Sergey Brin’s secret airship will deliver aid and schlep his family

    Last month, news dropped that Google co-founder Sergey Brin is building an airship on the sly -- not a traditional airplane but an honest-to-god helium-filled dirigible. He insisted the project wasn't operating under the tech titan, even as his fello...
    - 1 day ago, 27 May 17, 1:10am -
  • The Facebook president and Zuck's racist rulebook

    The Facebook president and Zuck's racist rulebook

    If a political campaign is an engine then propaganda is its oil, and its gas is the medium of communication with voters.The hacking of the DNC and tonnes of raw crude in propaganda mined out through WikiLeaks, Breitbart and Daily Stormer was black...
    - 1 day ago, 27 May 17, 12:48am -

9to5 Mac Apple News

  • newReport: Carry-on laptop & tablet ban may be expanded to flights departing the U.S.

    Report: Carry-on laptop & tablet ban may be expanded to flights departing the U.S.

    Earlier this year, the United States government enacted a new policy that prevents tablets and laptops from being carried in carry-on baggage on flights to the United States from eight countries. Now, The Department of Homeland Security is reportedly considering expanding the ban to include flights departing from the United States… more…
    - 7 hours ago, 27 May 17, 9:05pm -
  • newThese MacBook Air/Pro, AirPort Express and iPhone models lose Apple repair support June 30

    These MacBook Air/Pro, AirPort Express and iPhone models lose Apple repair support June 30

    Apple will soon be making a handful of older products obsolete, meaning they will lose repair support at Apple Retail Stores and Authorized Service Providers. As detailed in an internal document, select MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, AirPort Express, and iPhone models will become obsolete starting on June 30th… more…
    - 8 hours ago, 27 May 17, 8:42pm -
  • newPatent troll hits Apple w/ three lawsuits over AirPlay, autodial, and battery technologies

    Patent troll hits Apple w/ three lawsuits over AirPlay, autodial, and battery technologies

    Apple is no stranger to lawsuits from patent trolls, having been a target numerous times in the past. Now, the company has been hit with a trio of patent infringement lawsuits from Uniloc, a non-practicing entity who has filed the suits in the patent troll-friendly Eastern Texas District Court. Uniloc alleges that Apple infringes upon its patents with AirPlay, autodial, and battery charging… more…
    - 8 hours ago, 27 May 17, 8:27pm -
  • newThis week’s top stories: iPhone 8 Touch ID & pricing reports, 10.5-inch iPad Pro leaks, HomeKit & CarPlay news, Apple Watch & more

    This week’s top stories: iPhone 8 Touch ID & pricing reports, 10.5-inch iPad Pro leaks, HomeKit & CarPlay news, Apple Watch & more

    In this week’s top stories: iPhone 8 Touch ID & pricing reports, 10.5-inch iPad Pro leaks, HomeKit & CarPlay news, Apple Watch gets new Nike bands, and much more. more…
    - 9 hours ago, 27 May 17, 7:45pm -
  • newApple officially opens new Singapore retail store to the public [Gallery]

    Apple officially opens new Singapore retail store to the public [Gallery]

    As expected, Apple today officially opened its first retail location in Singapore. After nearly two years of anticipation, the store finally opened to the public today, showcasing a gorgeous design as part of Apple’s next-generation retail store rollout. more…
    - 9 hours ago, 27 May 17, 7:24pm -
  • Logic Pros: What’s new in iOS & Mac music production this week

    Logic Pros: What’s new in iOS & Mac music production this week

    This is the place to catch up on all the biggest product announcements, hardware, apps, synths, Logic/GarageBand instruments and so much more in the world of iOS/Mac music production. This week is headlined by a massive list of classic synths turned virtual courtesy of IK Multimedia, Roland’s Future Redefined event packed with new product announcements and so much more… more…
    - 1 day ago, 27 May 17, 3:15am -
  • Report: Apple working on dedicated ‘Apple Neural Engine’ AI processor

    Report: Apple working on dedicated ‘Apple Neural Engine’ AI processor

    Ahead of next-generation iPhones expected to include augmented reality features and updates for Siri, Bloomberg is out with a new report today detailing Apple’s work on a dedicated processor that it says will be devoted entirely to artificial intelligence tech.Dubbed “Apple Neural Engine” internally, the report says the chip will allow for much improved facial and speech recognition applications as well as improved battery life: more…
    - 1 day ago, 27 May 17, 1:33am -
  • Friday 5: Screens 4 brings new features to the Mac [Video]

    Friday 5: Screens 4 brings new features to the Mac [Video]

    Although there are many solutions available to remotely connect to a Mac, Screens has long been my go to app for doing so. Edovia’s long-running app, available on both Mac and iOS, makes it extremely simple to connect back to your Mac, and forgoes the subscription business model for a one time payment model.Screens 4, which just released for the Mac earlier this week, brings a bevy of new features to the table in an effort to make the app even easier to use. In this week’s Friday 5, we high…
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 17, 11:55pm -
  • 9to5Rewards: Sphero’s Star Wars BB-8 iPhone-controlled droid [Giveaway]

    9to5Rewards: Sphero’s Star Wars BB-8 iPhone-controlled droid [Giveaway]

    This week’s 9to5Rewards partner is Wellbots, a US-based online retailer that specializes in smart products like drones, robots, wearables, home automation devices, connected toys and more.The company has the iPhone-controlled Sphero BB-8 Star Wars Droid to give away to 9to5Mac readers this week.  more…
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 17, 11:07pm -
  • 9to5Toys Last Call: Apple Watch Series 2 $70 off, iPad mini 4 $300, Mophie Juice Pack for iPhone 7/Plus $50, more

    9to5Toys Last Call: Apple Watch Series 2 $70 off, iPad mini 4 $300, Mophie Juice Pack for iPhone 7/Plus $50, more

    Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications.TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:Last Call Updates:Best Memorial Day Sales 2017: Apple Watch, apparel, home goods, moreReview: Logitech’s Z537 Speaker System gives your Mac the audio it deserves [Video]AmazonBasics Clear Case for iPhone 7 under $2 (Reg. $9)How-to build your very own LEGO fidge…
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 17, 9:59pm -
  • Tips for working out with Apple Watch

    Tips for working out with Apple Watch

    Apple Watch is an excellent fitness tracker and has proved to be an effective workout coach for me personally. If you want to get outside more over the three-day weekend or just use your Apple Watch in new ways for the first time, read along for a few of my favorite tips for working out with Apple Watch. more…
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 17, 9:21pm -
  • 857 missing/abducted children rescued as a result of AMBER alert program

    857 missing/abducted children rescued as a result of AMBER alert program

    The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children says that a total of 857 children who were reported missing or abducted have been successfully rescued as a direct result of the AMBER alert program.AMBER alerts are designed to get descriptions and vehicle details to everyone in the area as quickly as possible. They include television and radio appeals, but are notable for the text notifications sent to every mobile phone within range, known as Wireless Emergency Alerts … more…
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 17, 8:11pm -
  • Watch artist create this week’s New Yorker cover on an iPad Pro

    Watch artist create this week’s New Yorker cover on an iPad Pro

    The cover illustration for this week’s issue of New Yorker was created by an artist using an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, and as the magazine did back in January, it’s shared a time-lapse video showing how the drawing was created … more…
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 17, 7:41pm -
  • Poll: Will you buy the iPhone 8 with or without embedded Touch ID, or will you wait?

    Poll: Will you buy the iPhone 8 with or without embedded Touch ID, or will you wait?

    The latest in a long line of will-they/won’t-they reports on Touch ID embedded into the display of the iPhone 8 says yes – but there have been so many conflicting reports, it remains an unknown for now.Conflicting reports have suggested that Touch ID could be moved to the back of the iPhone or even dropped altogether in favor of face-recognition.Some have suggested that Apple could move Touch ID to the power button, but it seems unlikely this would offer sufficient surface area for the typ…
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 17, 6:34pm -
  • Yale/UC study finds extensive Facebook usage decreases health & happiness

    Yale/UC study finds extensive Facebook usage decreases health & happiness

    A large-scale study jointly carried out by academics from Yale University and the University of California has concluded that greater than average use of Facebook decreases both mental health and happiness … more…
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 17, 4:47pm -
  • iPhone credited with saving the life of woman badly injured in Manchester bombing

    iPhone credited with saving the life of woman badly injured in Manchester bombing

    An iPhone has been credited with saving the life of a woman badly injured in the suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, UK. The phone was said to have ‘diverted and slowed’ a nut that went through the woman’s cheek. more…
    - 2 days ago, 26 May 17, 4:21pm -
  • Report: iPhone 8 to feature Touch ID directly on the OLED screen with optical fingerprint sensor

    Report: iPhone 8 to feature Touch ID directly on the OLED screen with optical fingerprint sensor

    A new report from Economic Daily News, via Digitimes, indicates that the iPhone 8 will use a new optical fingerprint sensor technology to enable users to place their fingers directly on the OLED display and have the phone scan the print, as an elegant replacement for the existing Touch ID home button.The screen ratio will change from 16:9 on iPhone 7 to 18.5:9 (corroborating many other sources) and ‘invisible’ Infrared sensors will unlock enhanced camera and augmented reality features. A…
    - 2 days ago, 26 May 17, 3:17pm -
  • Apple updates Final Cut Pro & iMovie for Mac w/ bug fixes & performance improvements

    Apple updates Final Cut Pro & iMovie for Mac w/ bug fixes & performance improvements

    Apple this evening has released minor updates to iMovie and Final Cut Pro for Mac. The updates bring the former to version 10.1.6 and the latter to version 10.3.4, including primarily bug fixes and performance improvements for both more…
    - 2 days ago, 26 May 17, 8:51am -
  • iPhone 8 case leak claims to show device compared to iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus [Video]

    iPhone 8 case leak claims to show device compared to iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus [Video]

    Over the weekend, we saw a purported iPhone 8 mold compared to molds of the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, offering a look at how the iPhone 8’s bezel-less design will lend itself to a smaller form factor. Now, Japanese blog Macotakara has gotten its hands on a purported iPhone 8 case and compared it side-by-side to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.. more…
    - 2 days ago, 26 May 17, 3:04am -
  • Apple will live stream WWDC 2017 keynote on June 5 at 10AM PT

    Apple will live stream WWDC 2017 keynote on June 5 at 10AM PT

    Apple is now promoting its upcoming special event on June 5 at 10 am PT with a landing page and a calendar entry on apple.com. Apple’s WWDC 2017 opening keynote, which Apple will live stream, will be the first major event the company has held since last fall after foregoing a spring event this year. more…
    - 2 days ago, 25 May 17, 11:56pm -
  • Apple releases a new video showing off iPhone reincarnation with LIAM

    Apple releases a new video showing off iPhone reincarnation with LIAM

    Apple has released a new environment focused video today in the same style as those shown off last month celebrating Earth Day. The previously shared videos discussed the company’s environmental efforts and the science behind it all. The comical illustrations featured Apple Execs like Vice President Lisa Jackson. more…
    - 2 days ago, 25 May 17, 11:38pm -
  • Readdle brings file drag-and-drop in Split View to its iPad productivity apps

    Readdle brings file drag-and-drop in Split View to its iPad productivity apps

    Readdle has updated its suite of productivity software to support file drag-and-drop between its own apps when multitasking with Split Screen on supported iPads. Drag-and-drop is a desktop computer feature that iPad users have been requesting on iOS since multitasking was introduced two years ago. more…
    - 2 days ago, 25 May 17, 10:46pm -
  • Facebook adding Apple News support to Instant Article tools to increase adoption

    Facebook adding Apple News support to Instant Article tools to increase adoption

    Facebook introduced its Instant Article format for publishers two years ago as a way to make loading content in the News Feed much faster, but the format hasn’t been adopted as widely as the social network had hoped. Now Facebook is rolling out new tools for publishers to make Instant Articles compatible with Apple News and Google AMP formats. more…
    - 2 days ago, 25 May 17, 10:17pm -
  • Apple Music announces Sigrid as this month’s Up Next artist

    Apple Music announces Sigrid as this month’s Up Next artist

    Following up on last month’s release, Apple Music has announced that Sigrid is May’s Up Next artist. Up Next is a new documentary artist series from Apple Music that focuses on up and coming musicians. more…
    - 2 days ago, 25 May 17, 10:01pm -
  • 9to5Toys Last Call: 12-inch MacBook up to $500 off, iHome HomeKit Smart Plug $42, Apple iPhone 7 Silicone Cases $24, more

    9to5Toys Last Call: 12-inch MacBook up to $500 off, iHome HomeKit Smart Plug $42, Apple iPhone 7 Silicone Cases $24, more

    Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications.TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:Last Call Updates:Apple’s Great Games for $1 Sale: BADLAND, Assassin’s Creed, many moreMophie Juice Pack Battery for iPhone 7/Plus for $50 shipped (Reg. $99)DEWALT overhauls Bluetooth Connect system w/ new tools, trackers, moreLogitech K750 Solar-powered Wirel…
    - 2 days ago, 25 May 17, 9:59pm -

Cult of Mac

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

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MacWorld

  • newKiller unicorns: Every device an iPhone-killer
    When it comes to wishing for magical, iPhone-killing devices, dope springs eternal because every new device is surely the one, no matter how little you know about it.Writing for TheStreet, Amanda Shiavo adopts her spookiest voice and says “Beware Apple, Android's Founder Andy Rubin Is About to Reveal 'Something Big’.” (Tip o’ the antlers to @JonyIveParody.)Android founder Andy Rubin's new company, Essential, tweeted today that "something big" is coming on May 30 and the announcement…
    - 12 hours ago, 27 May 17, 4:30pm -
  • newThe Week in Apple News and Rumors: Free Swift training, Apple’s rumored AI chip, AirPods firmware update, and more

    The Week in Apple News and Rumors: Free Swift training, Apple’s rumored AI chip, AirPods firmware update, and more

    Apple headlines for the week ending May 26, 2017Image by AppleIt’s the Memorial Day weekend, and we hope you’re enjoying time with your friends and family. If you’re taking a break to relax, you can check out the Apple-related headlines in this week’s slideshow. Just click on the Read More link to get more information.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
    - 13 hours ago, 27 May 17, 3:30pm -
  • Amazon is offering two free months of Music Unlimited to new subscribers
    All the various music streaming services desperately try to differentiate themselves with personalization features and the occasional exclusive. If you ask me, however, they're all pretty much the same with similar catalogs. For those who disagree, right now is a great time to see how the other half lives. Amazon is currently offering two free months of Amazon Music Unlimited for new users.To get this deal, you have to sign-up using Amazon's promotional web page. Once you arrive on the page,…
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 17, 10:43pm -
  • 23% off iRobot Roomba 650 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner - Deal Alert
    If you want a thorough, everyday clean, maybe you should consider using robots. The Roomba 650 Vacuuming Robot provides a thorough clean at the push of a button. The patented, 3-Stage Cleaning System easily picks up dust, pet hair and large debris like cereal and works on all floor types, adjusting itself and re-charging itself as needed to make sure the job is done correctly every time you need it -- preset Roomba to clean when it’s convenient for you. Roomba is just 3.6 inch tall, and is…
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 17, 7:23pm -
  • Reolink Keen review: Battery-powered camera offers wireless security for cheap
    I’ve reviewed several home security cameras over the years, and always grapple with where to mount them close to a required electrical outlet. After all, wires can be severed or simply unplugged, disabling a camera before it ever has a chance to catch a glimpse of potential intruders.Although Wi-Fi allows cameras to have one less tether, manufacturers mostly disregard the real elephant in the room—until now. The folks at Reolink have introduced the world’s first battery-powered security…
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 17, 6:30pm -
  • Can Windows be used with Apple’s two-factor authentication?
    Sandie Baron has a iPad and a Windows 10 system, and wondered how to use Apple’s two-factor authentication (2FA) with that setup. Apple doesn’t offer 2FA tools under Windows, but you don’t need a Mac or a second iOS device to get the advantages.Setting up 2FA on a single device is relatively easy, because the assumption is that you don’t have a second device ready yet, and you can validate yourself through a code sent via text message or read aloud to you by a computer-generated voice…
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 17, 5:15pm -
  • Apple’s iOS Setting app needs a major UI overhaul
    When you set up a new iPhone or iPad, a few screens walk you through some of the most important settings for the device. You’re asked to enter your Apple ID and password; you’re asked if you want to use location services; and you get queried about Siri. But beyond that, iOS starts working with a slew of default settings. It’s up to you to find them, figure them out, and tweak them.Unfortunately, the iOS Settings app can be confusing. It’s hard to find what you need to change, and some…
    - 2 days ago, 26 May 17, 4:00pm -
  • Home is where the HomeKit wants to be
    Since it first introduced HomeKit back in 2014, Apple has been dancing around the idea of the smart home and automation. Since then, it’s expanded its offerings bit-by-bit. It added the Home app in 2016, finally putting a front-end interface on controlling smart home tech and adding the ability to use the Apple TV as a home automation hub.But despite those improvements, HomeKit has yet to really catch on. It’s still missing more than a few pieces, but with the annual Worldwide Developers…
    - 2 days ago, 26 May 17, 3:30pm -
  • Get 63% off This 76-in-1 Precision Tool Set For Smartphones, Laptops and Electronics - Deal Alert
    This 76-piece repair kit contains everything you need to work on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, stereo, or anything else that requires precision instruments. Everything from screwdrivers, to a suction cup to a plastic spudger, whatever that might be. This kit is highly rated and a #1 best seller on Amazon, where its typical list price of $69.99 has been reduced 63% to $25.99. See this deal now on Amazon.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
    - 2 days ago, 26 May 17, 2:35am -
  • Here's how to watch the WWDC 2017 live-stream on June 5
    WWDC 2017 will be televised... or, live-streamed to be more exact.Apple has confirmed that you will be able to live-stream the keynote for the Worldwide Developers Conference. Apple’s first event of the year is scheduled to kick off with a keynote on Monday, June 5 at 10 a.m. PT. This year’s WWDC is being held June 5-9 at the McEnery Convention Center in downtown San Jose, California. In addition to the keynote, Apple has previously uploaded videos of several conference sessions so y…
    - 2 days ago, 26 May 17, 2:16am -
  • Newegg is selling a pure sine wave UPS for just $125 right now
    If you’re serious about protecting your PC—and any unsaved work or game you might have open on it—you need an uninterruptible power supply (UPS). A UPS is a surge protector and emergency battery in one, meant to keep devices safe and humming along when the power goes out. Right now, Newegg has a particularly good model on sale: The retailer has dropped the CyberPower GX1325U to just $125. That's $65 cheaper than the going price at other retailers.This UPS is an 1325 VA / 810 watt unit…
    - 2 days ago, 26 May 17, 12:12am -
  • Amazon's 2-For-1 Dash Button Deal Actually Nets You Two Free Dash Buttons - Deal Alert
    Right now if you buy a Dash Button, Amazon will give you one for free in honor of National Pet Week, this week. But they're still giving you the $4.99 credit after the first time you use it. So that's two Dash buttons for free, really (typically Dash buttons cost $4.99). Amazon Dash is a simple Wi-Fi connected gadget that lets you order your favorite things with just the push of a button. Keep it by your washing machine, your pet food, or in the bathroom closet. When you notice you're running…
    - 2 days ago, 25 May 17, 7:15pm -
  • Smartphone camera shootout: iPhone 7 Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy S8
    Apple proudly says that the the iPhone is the most popular camera in the world. But is it the best? We put the iPhone 7 Plus to the test against the newest flagship from Samsung, the Galaxy S8. Watch the video above to see the photos side-by-side and to find out how each smartphone did in delivering the best color, clarity, and range.We tested the cameras on the iPhone 7 Plus and the Galaxy S8 in the way most people use them: in auto mode. That means straight out of the pocket, using the nati…
    - 2 days ago, 25 May 17, 5:30pm -
  • How to adjust mailbox behavior for sent mail via iCloud from a Mac

    How to adjust mailbox behavior for sent mail via iCloud from a Mac

    David Whitton finds that when he sends email using iCloud from Apple’s Mail app in macOS that the outgoing messages can wind up arbitrarily in the Sent mailbox in either the iCloud account or the On My Mac section.Seems there is no way of knowing which will happen, nor to force one or the other. They get sent from On My Mac or from iCloud for no apparent reason!This is a concern for him, because the On My Mac archived messages don’t appear to him on other devices, like his iPhone. IDG…
    - 3 days ago, 25 May 17, 4:30pm -
  • Double header: Twice the ire about upcoming products
    Does it ever seem odd to you that the Macalope can, eh, sorta make a living covering bad coverage of Apple?Admittedly, alfalfa doesn’t cost much. And the Macalope just has this one suit. But, even so… a little weird, right? But rare is the day that the Macalope doesn’t have at least one piece to write about and many is the day he has his choice. Some days he even has his choice of pieces from the same pundit. Like today.Writing for the Forbes contributor network and sandwich artist acad…
    - 3 days ago, 25 May 17, 4:00pm -
  • How Thunderbolt 3 won the port wars
    Intel's putting Thunderbolt 3 into its CPUs and opening up the spec, and that means one thing: world domination.
    - 3 days ago, 25 May 17, 3:30pm -
  • Samsung Galaxy Gear 360: Great for the Galaxy S8, not so much for the iPhone
    When the Galaxy S8 was unveiled in late March, it wasn’t the only premium product in Samsung’s catalog that received a massive overhaul. The Gear 360 camera also got an impressive redesign, turning it from a somewhat clumsy sphere into a neatly pocketable stick.But the 360’s case isn’t the only thing that changed. The device’s cameras have actually been downgraded—from dual 15MP fisheye lenses to dual 8.4MP fisheye lenses. Still, despite the lesser lenses, the Gear 360 is now able…
    - 3 days ago, 25 May 17, 3:30pm -
  • How iCloud Photo Library matches up to Google Photos
    Last week at the Google I/O developer conference, Google announced a raft of forthcoming additions to its Google Photos service. Since Google Photos runs on iOS and in any web browser, it’s a serious photo-storage option for Mac, iPhone, and iPad users—and in many ways, it’s way ahead of Apple’s Photos apps and iCloud Photo Library service.Then again, WWDC—Apple’s own developer conference—is in just two weeks. It’s an opportunity for Apple to declare where it’s taking Photos…
    - 3 days ago, 25 May 17, 3:30pm -
  • 74% off Omaker M4 Portable Bluetooth Shower and Outdoor Speaker with 12 Hour Playtime - Deal Alert
    The M4 speaker from Omaker is IP54 rated, so its rugged splash, shock and dustproof design makes it ideal for shower and outdoor use. The latest Bluetooth 4.0 technology helps it pair quickly with your device (tap-to-pair with NFC capable devices) and maintain a long 33-foot connection range. Crystal clear sound quality and robust bass is realized through a 3W audio driver and passive subwoofer. The M4 is capable of producing 12 hours of music at 80% volume, up to three times longer than s…
    - 3 days ago, 25 May 17, 2:35am -
  • iPhone 8 rumors: Delayed production schedule could result in blockbuster holiday sales
    Poor iPhone 7, only halfway through its first year and already totally overshadowed by whatever is coming next. After all, 2017 marks the iPhone’s 10th birthday, so Apple is reportedly gearing up to make its anniversary edition extra special.We’ll keep track of the latest rumors and how plausible they are, and we’ll put them in one spot (this one!) so you can pop on over whenever you want to read the latest.If you passed on the iPhone 7 to wait for the iPhone 8—or the iPhone 7s or wh…
    - 3 days ago, 25 May 17, 2:30am -
  • Podcast 560: By the non-pricking of my thumbs
    Could a non-invasive wearable blood-glucose monitor that links to an Apple Watch help change people’s lives and lead to better avoidance of diabetes onset? Roman and Glenn discuss this, along with the potential of new laptops at WWDC, Today at Apple, and the odd introduction of an Android switcher campaign when new phones are just a few months away. Show notesTim Cook testing blood glucose monitorBloomberg News suggests new laptops are coming, and maybe even a MacBook Air processor updat…
    - 3 days ago, 25 May 17, 1:46am -
  • Meridian Audio Explorer2 USB DAC review: An inexpensive path to high-resolution audio
    Meridian’s Explorer2 portable digital-to-audio converter can play virtually any type of high-resolution audio file, but its most compelling feature is its ability to decode MQA files.For me, MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) was the best thing to come out of CES 2015. Developed by Meridian Audio, a company with a long track record developing high-resolution audio technology, MQA makes it possible for consumers to hear music that’s not only better than CD quality, but the same quality tha…
    - 3 days ago, 25 May 17, 12:10am -
  • Logitech's excellent C920 webcam is just $50 today
    A favorite camera among business people and Twitch streamers alike is on sale today at Amazon for a really great price.  The online retailer has the Logitech C920 webcam on sale for $50. That's the lowest price we've seen over the webcam's lifespan and currently about $12 cheaper than other retailers.The sale is scheduled to last until just before midnight Thursday morning or when supplies run out.Despite being around for years, the Logitech C920 is still a popular choice--even with the rel…
    - 3 days ago, 24 May 17, 10:34pm -
  • Learn how to use Swift to write apps: Apple makes Swift training free via iBooks

    Learn how to use Swift to write apps: Apple makes Swift training free via iBooks

    The app economy is a huge business, and  app development is in high demand. For students wanting to learn how to write apps, Apple has good news for them: On Wednesday, the company announced that it has released a new app development curriculum for people who want to learn how to write apps. And it’s free through the Apple iBooks Store. AppleAccording to Apple, the App Development with Swift training is designed as a year-long course. Anyone who participates will learn how to code using S…
    - 3 days ago, 24 May 17, 10:30pm -
  • 22% off Taotronics Universal Smartphone Bike Mount - Deal Alert
    The Taotronics phone mount is easy to install and features a fully adjustable viewing angle, non-slip rubber grips and a one-button phone release mechanism. It averages 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon (read reviews), where its list price of $15.99 has been discounted 22% to $12.49. See this deal now on Amazon.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
    - 3 days ago, 24 May 17, 9:40pm -
  • The Week in iOS Accessories and Cases: Casio unveils luxurious GravityMaster watch

    The Week in iOS Accessories and Cases: Casio unveils luxurious GravityMaster watch

    Watch out!Image by Rob Schultz/MacworldThis week's roundup includes a new Bluetooth-enabled watch from Casio, plus cool new earbuds that can translate 40 languages, as well some snazzy new cases for your iPhone and iPad.CasioImage by CasioTo read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
    - 3 days ago, 24 May 17, 7:30pm -
  • Digit review: Online savings account service to help you save money needs better controls
    I first encountered Digit a couple of months ago when one of my daughters asked me to look at it as a way for her to slowly but steadily increase her savings account. As it stands she’s a pretty good saver all on her own, but the idea of an app that would monitor her bank account, watch for spending patterns, and find savings where she didn’t see them seemed like a great idea to her. So, I signed myself up to see how it works. There’s a lot of value in this app, but at present it lacks…
    - 3 days ago, 24 May 17, 6:30pm -
  • How to show the All My Files icon in the macOS Sidebar

    How to show the All My Files icon in the macOS Sidebar

    Reader JLA asks:I accidentally deleted the “All My Files” folder under Finder/Favorites. Now I can’t find it! Any way I can get that back? IDG You can re-enable special items that appear in the Sidebar via Finder Preferences.All My Files is one of the most useful features in the Finder for my virtual dollar. It shows all files on your Mac, defaulting from newest to oldest. The setting for it is slightly hidden. In the Finder, choose Finder > Preferences, and then click Sidebar. That…
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