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  • newApple Supplier TSMC Begins Production on Processors Destined for 2018 iPhones

    Apple Supplier TSMC Begins Production on Processors Destined for 2018 iPhones

    Apple supplier TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company) has started production on the next-generation 7-nanometer A12 chips that will be used in the 2018 iPhone lineup, reports Bloomberg.TSMC in late April announced that its 7-nanometer process node has entered into high volume manufacturing, but did not specify that it was working on the Apple A12 processors set to be built into the iPhones that are expected in September.The new 7-nanometer chips will offer approximately 40 p…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 May 18, 8:01am -
  • newFBI 'Grossly Inflated' Statistics on Investigations Stymied by Encrypted Smartphones

    FBI 'Grossly Inflated' Statistics on Investigations Stymied by Encrypted Smartphones

    The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation provided Congress with "grossly inflated" statistics on the number of electronic devices it has been been unable to access due to encryption, reports The Washington Post.Last year, the FBI claimed to have been locked out of close to 7,800 devices that were connected to crimes, but the actual number of devices that were inaccessible is smaller, closer in scope to between 1,000 and 2,000. The FBI discovered an error in the method used for count…
    - 10 hours ago, 23 May 18, 6:20am -
  • newCraig Federighi Says Apple Intends to Address APFS Support for Fusion Drives 'Very Soon'

    Craig Federighi Says Apple Intends to Address APFS Support for Fusion Drives 'Very Soon'

    Apple is planning to share news on APFS support for Fusion Drives "very soon," Apple software engineering chief Craig Federighi told MacRumors reader Jonathan in an email this afternoon.Federighi shared the detail after Jonathan sent him an email asking whether or not APFS was still in the works for Fusion Drives, which combine a hard drive with flash storage to provide the speed of an SSD with the affordability of a standard hard drive. Fusion Drives are used in iMacs and Mac mini machines.…
    - 10 hours ago, 23 May 18, 5:37am -
  • newPopular Date-Based Note Taking App Agenda Expands to iOS

    Popular Date-Based Note Taking App Agenda Expands to iOS

    Date-based note taking app Agenda, which we covered in one of our recent lists of top macOS apps, is expanding to iOS devices on May 29 and can be pre-ordered now.Unlike other note taking apps on the market, Agenda's date-focused structure makes it ideal for project planning purposes because you can see a total picture of everything you've worked on and everything you need to do. There's a timeline organizational system for keeping track of progress on a project by date, with the option to a…
    - 12 hours ago, 23 May 18, 3:58am -
  • newTips and Tricks for the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar

    Tips and Tricks for the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar

    With the 2016 MacBook Pro, Apple introduced an all-new design that incorporates a Touch Bar, a small touch-sensitive OLED display that offers up contextual controls depending on what you're doing on your Mac.Though the Touch Bar has been available, in our experience, many Mac owners don't take advantage of it, so in our latest YouTube video, we thought we'd share a few tips and tricks that might make the Touch Bar more appealing.Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.…
    - 13 hours ago, 23 May 18, 2:57am -
  • newApple Confirms June 4 WWDC Keynote Will Be Live Streamed

    Apple Confirms June 4 WWDC Keynote Will Be Live Streamed

    Apple today added a new events page to its main website, confirming that the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference keynote on June 4 will be live streamed and available to watch on the Apple website, through the WWDC app, and through the events app on the Apple TV.Apple previously made it clear that the entire conference would be live streamed through the Developer website and in the WWDC app, but the new event page clarifies that the keynote will be available for all to watch even withou…
    - 14 hours ago, 23 May 18, 2:28am -
  • newiOS 12 Wishlist: Features MacRumors Readers Hope to See in the Next Version of iOS

    iOS 12 Wishlist: Features MacRumors Readers Hope to See in the Next Version of iOS

    Apple plans to introduce the next-generation version of iOS, iOS 12, on June 4 at its Worldwide Developers Conference. Rumors have suggested this is going to be a bug fix and performance improvement update, with Apple delaying some features until iOS 13 to focus on these internal changes.There are, however, rumors that we may see updates that include cross-platform apps for Mac and iOS devices, new Animoji, Animoji support for FaceTime, updated parental controls, and an enhanced version of D…
    - 15 hours ago, 23 May 18, 1:13am -
  • newGraphic Designer Envisions Apple Music With Simpler UI, Music History Stats, Group Playlists, and More

    Graphic Designer Envisions Apple Music With Simpler UI, Music History Stats, Group Playlists, and More

    Graphic designer Álvaro Pabesio shared his vision for an updated, enhanced Apple Music on Behance earlier today, and it's an impressively detailed look at UI tweaks and changes that Apple could make to fix a few user gripes with its streaming music app. As you look at Pabesio's designs, remember that this is a concept and in no way indicates or confirms what we'll see with Apple Music in iOS 12 later this year.To start off, Pabesio revamped the Library tab, removing the vertical list for Pl…
    - 15 hours ago, 23 May 18, 12:48am -
  • newDeals: eBay 15% Off Memorial Day Coupon, Anker and Koogeek Amazon Sales, and More

    Deals: eBay 15% Off Memorial Day Coupon, Anker and Koogeek Amazon Sales, and More

    eBay shoppers this week have the chance to save 15 percent off their purchases thanks to the online marketplace's new Memorial Day coupon. While the coupon is limited to certain sellers, it provides savings on select top brands like Apple, DJI, Dyson, and more. Similar to some previous eBay coupons, the discount applies to the purchase price (excluding shipping, handling, and taxes) of an order priced at $50 or more, and the code can only be used once within a single transaction. Likewise, t…
    - 16 hours ago, 22 May 18, 11:57pm -
  • new'Once Upon a Time' Co-Creators to Work on Apple's 'Amazing Stories' Reboot

    'Once Upon a Time' Co-Creators to Work on Apple's 'Amazing Stories' Reboot

    One of Apple's upcoming original television shows is a reboot of Steven Spielberg's "Amazing Stories," a science fiction and horror series that originally ran from 1985 to 1987.For the new version of "Amazing Stories," Apple has inked a deal with "Once Upon a Time" co-creators Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, who are set to serve as executive producers and show runners on the series.Horowitz and Kitsis are joining "Amazing Stories" following the February departure of Bryan Fuller, the…
    - 18 hours ago, 22 May 18, 10:20pm -
  • newApple Sends Media Invites for WWDC Keynote on June 4

    Apple Sends Media Invites for WWDC Keynote on June 4

    Apple today sent press invites to a variety of news and media sites for the upcoming 2018 Worldwide Developers Conference, confirming the company's plans to hold a keynote event on Monday, June 4 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. MacRumors will be in attendance at the keynote.It is tradition for Apple to hold a keynote event on the first day of the Worldwide Developers Conference to introduce new software and hardware products. This year, we expect to see new versions of iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watc…
    - 18 hours ago, 22 May 18, 9:34pm -
  • newBelkin Launching Lightning to 3.5mm Audio Cable for iPhones

    Belkin Launching Lightning to 3.5mm Audio Cable for iPhones

    Belkin today introduced a certified Lightning to 3.5mm audio cable, and announced that pre-orders will begin on its website today.The cable has a male Lightning connector on one end and a 3.5mm output on the other, allowing iPhone models that lack a headphone jack to be connected to a car stereo via the AUX port without the need for any adapters.The cable can also be used to connect an iPhone to other products with 3.5mm inputs, ranging from home speaker systems to over-ear headphones.…
    - 19 hours ago, 22 May 18, 9:29pm -
  • newInstagram Announces Mute Feature So You Can Hide Posts Without Unfollowing People

    Instagram Announces Mute Feature So You Can Hide Posts Without Unfollowing People

    Instagram today announced the ability for you to mute accounts in your feed, so that you can hide posts from people or brands you may not want to see anymore without needing to unfollow them completely. Instagram says that the change is another update to make your feed "even more personalized to what matters to you."Account muting will be in the ellipsis menu at the top right of each post, and you can choose to "Mute Posts" or "Mute Posts and Story," to also prevent that account's stories…
    - 19 hours ago, 22 May 18, 9:01pm -
  • newLegrand Launches Wall-Mounted, Qi-Certified Wireless Charger Compatible With Latest iPhones

    Legrand Launches Wall-Mounted, Qi-Certified Wireless Charger Compatible With Latest iPhones

    Legrand today introduced a new Radiant wall plate with a Qi-certified wireless charger, compatible with the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X.The wall plate includes a double receptacle on the left side with a built-in USB-A port, and a wireless charging pad with a holder for smartphones on the right side, with an overall 3.1 amps of power for charging capabilities.A small LED light at the base of the charger indicates the smartphone's charging status, showing red while charging an…
    - 19 hours ago, 22 May 18, 8:53pm -
  • newStarbucks' In-Store Mobile Payments Estimated to Be More Popular Than Apple Pay in U.S.

    Starbucks' In-Store Mobile Payments Estimated to Be More Popular Than Apple Pay in U.S.

    By the end of 2018, an estimated 23.4 million users in the United States will be paying for their coffees and bakery items at Starbucks using the company's own in-store mobile payment system. The estimate comes from research firm eMarketer (via Recode), which also predicts that Apple Pay will hit 22 million users by the end of the year.Starbucks itself says that its mobile order-and-pay system accounted for 12 percent of all U.S. transactions in the quarter that ended April 1, and eMarketer…
    - 19 hours ago, 22 May 18, 8:34pm -
  • newCastro Podcasts Updates With Quicker AirPlay Controls, Cleaner Layout, Apple Watch App, and More

    Castro Podcasts Updates With Quicker AirPlay Controls, Cleaner Layout, Apple Watch App, and More

    Podcast app "Castro" updated to version 3.0 this week, introducing a collection of notable additions like a rebuilt player engine, cleaner layout, Apple Watch app, and more.Developer Supertop Software says that Castro 3 is "much faster" when users start streaming a podcast and the app's controls are more responsive thanks to a simpler layout on the player screen. Users can now star the current episode they're listening to from the player by double tapping the artwork, and in this screen ther…
    - 21 hours ago, 22 May 18, 7:26pm -
  • newYubiKey Gains iOS SDK to Enable Secure 2FA Logins in Select Apps Using NFC

    YubiKey Gains iOS SDK to Enable Secure 2FA Logins in Select Apps Using NFC

    Yubico is a company that sells the "YubiKey," a small piece of hardware that protects access to computers and online accounts by providing strong two-factor authentication in lieu of receiving a text message code on a smartphone or other 2FA steps. With the NFC-equipped YubiKey NEO, Android users have been able to authenticate their log-ins with a tap, and this week Yubico announced that ability has launched for iPhone users as well (via The Next Web).With the launch of the YubiKit 1.0.0 i…
    - 21 hours ago, 22 May 18, 6:53pm -
  • newSpark 2.0 Launches for Mac and iOS With Support for Team Email

    Spark 2.0 Launches for Mac and iOS With Support for Team Email

    Readdle, the company behind the popular Spark email client for Mac and iOS, today announced the launch of Spark 2.0, a free update to the existing line of Spark apps.Spark 2.0 continues to offer the same feature set for individual users, but it introduces a new collaborative email experience for teams.Teams can use Spark 2.0 to discuss email using private in-line conversations, share emails through email threads rather than forwarding, collaborate on emails, and create links to email t…
    - 22 hours ago, 22 May 18, 6:30pm -
  • new'Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia' Coming to Mac on Thursday, May 24

    'Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia' Coming to Mac on Thursday, May 24

    Feral has announced that Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia will be released this week for macOS. The epic historical strategy game made its way onto Windows last month to generally favorable reviews, and from Thursday, May 24, Mac owners too can test their strategic nous on the battlefield, provided they can match the system requirements.Originally developed by Creative Assembly, Thrones of Britannia is the first in the new Total War Saga series of standalone titles inspired by great turn…
    - 24 hours ago, 22 May 18, 4:17pm -
  • Google Photos Gains 'Favorite' Feature and Shared Album 'Hearts'

    Google Photos Gains 'Favorite' Feature and Shared Album 'Hearts'

    Google Photos is set to plug a couple of holes in its basic feature set over the next few days, bringing it in line with similar functions available in Apple Photos. Up until now, the cloud-based photo service has lacked the ability to favorite photos, but that's about to change. Google says it's rolling out an option for users to tap a star in the upper right of any photo in their library, and the photos will be automatically added to a new Favorites album.Google Photos will also soon…
    - 1 day ago, 22 May 18, 1:55pm -

The Unofficial Apple Blog

  • newNext Xbox One update finally saves multiple WiFi passwords

    Next Xbox One update finally saves multiple WiFi passwords

    Microsoft continues to chip away at software concerns with the Xbox One (work in progress indeed -- can you even recognize the launch UI shown above?), and its latest Alpha test addresses two pain points that have existed practically from the start....
    - 30 mins ago, 23 May 18, 3:32pm -
  • newIBM built a handheld counterfeit goods detector

    IBM built a handheld counterfeit goods detector

    Just a month after IBM announced it's leveraging the blockchain to guarantee the provenance of diamonds, the company has revealed new AI-based technology that aims to tackle the issue of counterfeiting -- a problem that costs $1.2 trillion globally....
    - 2 hours ago, 23 May 18, 2:30pm -
  • newHTC rejoins the dual camera fray with the U12+

    HTC rejoins the dual camera fray with the U12+

    There's no better Android underdog than HTC. Long before Samsung cemented itself as the high-end Android leader, HTC was pumping out innovative devices like the One X and One S in 2012. It followed up with the flagship One (M7), which featured a...
    - 3 hours ago, 23 May 18, 1:30pm -
  • newApple's new iPhones may have the first 7-nanometer chips

    Apple's new iPhones may have the first 7-nanometer chips

    Apple's new chip for the next-gen iPhones is smaller than its predecessors -- it's also already in production, according to a new report by Bloomberg. Cupertino's manufacturing partner, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., has reportedly started m...
    - 3 hours ago, 23 May 18, 12:58pm -
  • newNintendo Japan's new Switch bundle drops the dock

    Nintendo Japan's new Switch bundle drops the dock

    Once Nintendo's online service for the Switch launches this fall its cloud saves will make it easier to swap between systems, and now there's even more reason to nab a second one -- at least in Japan. The company just announced a "Switch Second Unit...
    - 4 hours ago, 23 May 18, 12:10pm -
  • newYelp wants the EU to launch new antitrust charges against Google

    Yelp wants the EU to launch new antitrust charges against Google

    Google still gives its own products an unlawful advantage in search results -- that's what Yelp co-founder Jeremy Stoppelman said on CBS' 60 Minutes. That's also the crowdsourced reviews website's reason for filing another another complaint with the...
    - 5 hours ago, 23 May 18, 10:44am -
  • newFBI admits to 'over-counting' inaccessible mobile devices

    FBI admits to 'over-counting' inaccessible mobile devices

    For the last two years, the FBI has repeatedly claimed that thousands of phones linked to criminal investigations were inaccessible due to locks and encryption. Last year FBI Director Christopher Wray said it had failed to access 7,800 mobile devices...
    - 8 hours ago, 23 May 18, 8:12am -
  • newBMW's speedy, stylish EV chargers will spread across Europe

    BMW's speedy, stylish EV chargers will spread across Europe

    Who said EV chargers had to be plain and utilitarian? Not BMW. Its Designworks team has been tapped to create ultra-fast 350kW chargers for Ionity's Europe-wide network, and you might actually enjoy using them. They're designed to be "inviting" wi...
    - 10 hours ago, 23 May 18, 6:16am -
  • newTwitter brings modern features to its web and Windows apps

    Twitter brings modern features to its web and Windows apps

    Twitter's other clients now have some of the features you take for granted using its main apps. Its mobile web version, Twitter Lite and Twitter for Windows now support night mode, real-time updates on replies, likes and retweets as well as a newer T...
    - 12 hours ago, 23 May 18, 4:29am -
  • newMIT teaches self-driving cars to change lanes like real drivers

    MIT teaches self-driving cars to change lanes like real drivers

    Autonomous vehicles really don't know how to switch lanes as well as people do. They tend to rely on either relatively static data models that are difficult to study in the thick of traffic, or are basic enough that the car might only change lanes wh...
    - 13 hours ago, 23 May 18, 3:32am -
  • newWatch live World Cup games in Spanish on the NBC Sports app

    Watch live World Cup games in Spanish on the NBC Sports app

    You'll soon have a few easy ways to watch the 2018 World Cup en español. NBC's Telemundo Deportes has unveiled plans to stream live World Cup games in Spanish through the NBC Sports app (on mobile and living room devices) in addition to the ap...
    - 13 hours ago, 23 May 18, 3:11am -
  • new'Thomas Was Alone' developer launches another sci-fi text game

    'Thomas Was Alone' developer launches another sci-fi text game

    Here we go again. In August of last year, developer Mike Bithell, responsible for popular games Thomas Was Alone and Volume, did something rather unique. He released a small, $5 narrative game called Subsurface Circular -- first on PC and Mac and th...
    - 13 hours ago, 23 May 18, 2:51am -
  • newSpecial Olympics and Microsoft will host a ‘Forza 7’ tournament

    Special Olympics and Microsoft will host a ‘Forza 7’ tournament

    This summer's Special Olympics USA Games will host a competition that has nothing to do with sprinting around a track, stretching to touch the wall of a pool or bowling a turkey. For the first time, there's an eSports event at the Games, with eight t...
    - 14 hours ago, 23 May 18, 2:02am -
  • newSpotify's GDPR updates add privacy and data download tools

    Spotify's GDPR updates add privacy and data download tools

    In the lead up to the EU's May 25th GDPR enforcement deadline, companies like Facebook, Oculus and Google are all updating their privacy policies to maintain compliance with the guidelines (which can be enforced with some stiff penalties). Now Spotif...
    - 14 hours ago, 23 May 18, 1:44am -
  • newConsumer Reports will give Tesla’s Model 3 another shot after brake fix

    Consumer Reports will give Tesla’s Model 3 another shot after brake fix

    After Consumer Reports once again slammed a Tesla vehicle -- this time, the automaker's eagerly-anticipated Model 3 -- the publication said it will retest the car following a software update. The car company's CEO Elon Musk promised a firmware revisi...
    - 15 hours ago, 23 May 18, 1:28am -
  • newNetflix and Michael Bay to make an action movie starring Ryan Reynolds

    Netflix and Michael Bay to make an action movie starring Ryan Reynolds

    If you thought Netflix's Bright was a big deal, you haven't seen anything yet. Netflix has reached a deal with Skydance Media to produce Six Underground, an action thriller directed by Michael Bay. The premise of the flick is still under wraps, but...
    - 15 hours ago, 23 May 18, 1:08am -
  • newZuckerberg's EU meeting was mostly a waste of time

    Zuckerberg's EU meeting was mostly a waste of time

    At a hearing in the European Parliament today, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced a barrage of questions ranging from privacy concerns to the rise of fake news. But much of Zuckerberg's replies were similar to what we've heard before, and did not add...
    - 15 hours ago, 23 May 18, 12:50am -
  • newThe Ford Fusion Energi hybrid is great but going away

    The Ford Fusion Energi hybrid is great but going away

    A week before I took delivery of the Ford Fusion Energi (starting at $31,400), the automaker announced it would be ending the US production of all but one of its cars (the Mustang) in the next few years. The Fusion's days are numbered and no single r...
    - 15 hours ago, 23 May 18, 12:41am -
  • newDisney's acrobatic robot can backflip like a human

    Disney's acrobatic robot can backflip like a human

    Humans have mastered acrobatics for centuries, but robots? They've barely learned how to jump, and Disney Research wants to fix that. It recently developed a human-scale robot, Stickman, that can perform aerial stunts with a grace closer to that of i...
    - 16 hours ago, 23 May 18, 12:22am -
  • newUber will test a taxi-hailing service in Japan

    Uber will test a taxi-hailing service in Japan

    Ridesharing companies legally require professional drivers in Japan, which limits Uber's options. Right now, it can only offer its most familiar service in areas where there are no viable alternatives. As such, it's trying a different strategy: it's...
    - 16 hours ago, 22 May 18, 11:51pm -
  • newTwitter kills its apps on Roku, Android TV and Xbox

    Twitter kills its apps on Roku, Android TV and Xbox

    Twitter pulled the plug on its official Mac app this past February, and its continuing to shut out other third party apps as well. The company tweeted that as of Thursday, May 24th, Twitter for set top media boxes Roku, Android TV and Xbox will no lo...
    - 17 hours ago, 22 May 18, 11:26pm -
  • newCustomizable PS4 gamepad helps with your tricky 'Fortnite' builds

    Customizable PS4 gamepad helps with your tricky 'Fortnite' builds

    Serious gamers or those looking for more comfort while playing PS4 games might have struggled in the past to find a good alternative to Sony's DualShock 4 peripheral. Xbox One, for its part, has strong replacement options for its regular controller,...
    - 17 hours ago, 22 May 18, 11:05pm -
  • newXfinity website bug revealed home addresses and Wi-Fi passwords

    Xfinity website bug revealed home addresses and Wi-Fi passwords

    This week, ZDNet reported that a Comcast website used to activate Xfinity routers was leaking personal data, including a person's home address, the name of the Wi-Fi network and password. This bug was first uncovered by two researchers, Karan Saini a...
    - 17 hours ago, 22 May 18, 10:44pm -
  • newToday’s SpaceX launch will help NASA monitor climate change

    Today’s SpaceX launch will help NASA monitor climate change

    Today, SpaceX is scheduled to launch a previously flown Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Liftoff is currently scheduled for 3:47 PM ET (12:47 PM PT). The payload includes five Iridum NEXT communication satellites and a pa...
    - 18 hours ago, 22 May 18, 10:23pm -
  • newDonald Glover fans made /r/thedonald great again

    Donald Glover fans made /r/thedonald great again

    The subreddit /r/thedonald (not to be confused with /r/the_donald) was a venue for fervent Donald Trump supporters to express their affection for America's president. That is, until Donald Glover's "This Is America" (performed as Childish Gambino) to...
    - 18 hours ago, 22 May 18, 10:01pm -

9to5 Mac Apple News

  • newApple launches new privacy portal, users can download a copy of everything Apple knows about them

    Apple launches new privacy portal, users can download a copy of everything Apple knows about them

    Apple has today launched its new Data and Privacy website, allowing Apple users to download everything that Apple personally associates with your account, from Apple ID info, App Store activity, AppleCare history to data stored in iCloud like photos and documents. This is currently only available for European Union accounts, to comply with GDPR, and will roll out worldwide in the coming months.There are also simple shortcuts to updating your info, temporarily deactivating your account and optio…
    - 52 mins ago, 23 May 18, 3:10pm -
  • newFBI ‘repeatedly’ overstated the number of devices it couldn’t access because of encryption

    FBI ‘repeatedly’ overstated the number of devices it couldn’t access because of encryption

    A new report from The Washington Post says the FBI has continuously inflated the number of devices it has been unable to unlock due to increasingly strong encryption. While the bureau has repeatedly said it has been unable to access nearly 7,800 devices, the actual number is said to be far less… more…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 May 18, 7:47am -
  • newApple partner TSMC begins mass production of 7-nanometer ‘A12’ processors for this year’s iPhones

    Apple partner TSMC begins mass production of 7-nanometer ‘A12’ processors for this year’s iPhones

    Bloomberg reports this evening that Apple’s manufacturing partner TSMC has started production of processors for the iPhones launching later this year. The chip will likely be called the A12… more…
    - 9 hours ago, 23 May 18, 7:14am -
  • newReport: Many independent theaters happy to accept MoviePass, but fear the service will shut down

    Report: Many independent theaters happy to accept MoviePass, but fear the service will shut down

    While some large theater chains like AMC have opposed the popular MoviePass service, a new report from Business Insider today dives into how MoviePass is affecting smaller, independent movie theaters. The report explains how smaller theaters are more than happy to embrace the MoviePass business model if it means getting more people in the theater… more…
    - 9 hours ago, 23 May 18, 6:46am -
  • newAlabama schools to offer one-week summer courses based on Apple’s ‘Everyone Can Code’

    Alabama schools to offer one-week summer courses based on Apple’s ‘Everyone Can Code’

    Apple’s Everyone Can Code curriculum has been expanding at a fast pace recently, and now one Alabama school corporation will offer the course as a summer camp. more…
    - 11 hours ago, 23 May 18, 4:55am -
  • newNotability for iOS adds handwriting search & conversion, side-by-side view, more

    Notability for iOS adds handwriting search & conversion, side-by-side view, more

    Popular note-taking and annotation app Notability has been updated this week with a handful of new features. The update brings the app to version 8.0 and includes handwriting recognition and conversion, a new Multi-Note feature, and much more. more…
    - 12 hours ago, 23 May 18, 3:56am -
  • newApple Watch garners mainstream adoption, service workers use it to stay connected

    Apple Watch garners mainstream adoption, service workers use it to stay connected

    While Apple Watch has been gaining in mainstream popularity for a while now, a new report from Quartz today offers a deeper look at one industry where the device has specifically started to catch on. The report highlights how workers in the service industry use the device to stay connected when they wouldn’t otherwise be able to… more…
    - 13 hours ago, 23 May 18, 2:55am -
  • new9to5Mac Daily 079: May 22, 2018

    9to5Mac Daily 079: May 22, 2018

    Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.https://9to5mac.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/9to5mac-daily-may-22-2018.mp3 more…
    - 13 hours ago, 23 May 18, 2:38am -
  • newApple confirms it will live stream WWDC keynote on June 4

    Apple confirms it will live stream WWDC keynote on June 4

    Although Apple didn’t offer a video stream of its March education event, it comes as no surprise that its WWDC stage will be streamed live. Apple confirmed this today with a new banner on the Apple.com homepage, inviting customers to join in on the announcements on June 4. more…
    - 14 hours ago, 23 May 18, 2:29am -
  • new‘Safe & Sound’ smoke alarm with HomeKit and built-in Alexa now available, AirPlay 2 promised

    ‘Safe & Sound’ smoke alarm with HomeKit and built-in Alexa now available, AirPlay 2 promised

    Introduced back in January at CES 2018, First Alert has opened preorders for its latest offering in its Onelink smoke alarm/carbon monoxide family today, Safe & Sound. In addition to the traditional smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and HomeKit support, this new product offers an Alexa-enabled smart speaker and is said to eventually bring AirPlay 2 connectivity. more…
    - 14 hours ago, 23 May 18, 1:44am -
  • newApple taps Lost and Tron talent for upcoming ‘Amazing Stories’ reboot

    Apple taps Lost and Tron talent for upcoming ‘Amazing Stories’ reboot

    Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, co-creators of Once Upon a Time are now executive producers for an upcoming reboot of Amazing Stories by Apple. more…
    - 18 hours ago, 22 May 18, 10:22pm -
  • newLegrand unveils sleek in-wall Qi wireless iPhone charger with minimal footprint

    Legrand unveils sleek in-wall Qi wireless iPhone charger with minimal footprint

    Legrand has today unveiled what may be the first in-wall Qi-certified wireless charger. Fitting in a single-gang electrical box, the in-wall Radiant Wireless Charger also comes bundled with a duplex receptacle with USB-port. more…
    - 18 hours ago, 22 May 18, 10:21pm -
  • new9to5Toys Last Call 13″ MacBook Pro from $1,100, 27″ Retina iMac $400 off, Apple Watch $149, more

    9to5Toys Last Call 13″ MacBook Pro from $1,100, 27″ Retina iMac $400 off, Apple Watch $149, 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. more…
    - 18 hours ago, 22 May 18, 10:00pm -
  • newApple invites press to WWDC 2018 keynote, iOS 12 and macOS 10.14 unveil expected

    Apple invites press to WWDC 2018 keynote, iOS 12 and macOS 10.14 unveil expected

    Apple has confirmed with press that its next media event — the opening keynote of WWDC — will take place on June 4th at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET. The keynote will be held in San Jose, California, at the McEnery Convention Center where Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference is held. more…
    - 18 hours ago, 22 May 18, 9:33pm -
  • newBelkin introduces new $30 Lightning to 3.5mm audio cable, letting you ditch the adapter

    Belkin introduces new $30 Lightning to 3.5mm audio cable, letting you ditch the adapter

    Belkin today has introduced its 3.5mm audio cable with Lightning connectivity. The company touts that this cable will let users directly connect their iPhone to a 3.5mm audio player, such as a car stereo, without the need for an adapter. more…
    - 19 hours ago, 22 May 18, 9:30pm -
  • newDropbox iOS update brings new activity notifications and streamlined file preview

    Dropbox iOS update brings new activity notifications and streamlined file preview

    Dropbox is out today with an update for its iOS app. Two new changes include a file activity notifications feature and a refreshed file preview design. more…
    - 19 hours ago, 22 May 18, 9:30pm -
  • new1Password 7 for Mac now available with overhauled ‘mini’ window, refreshed design, much more

    1Password 7 for Mac now available with overhauled ‘mini’ window, refreshed design, much more

    AgileBits has released 1Password 7 for Mac, a brand new version of its robust password management app. 1Password 7 includes an overhauled ‘mini’ window that’s now standalone, a refreshed look, Watchtower with haveibeenpwned․com integration, and much more. more…
    - 19 hours ago, 22 May 18, 9:27pm -
  • newApollo photo editor brings customizable 3D lighting to Portrait mode photos

    Apollo photo editor brings customizable 3D lighting to Portrait mode photos

    Last fall, Apple introduced a feature to the iOS camera app called Portrait Lighting that simulates real studio lighting effects on photos taken in Portrait mode. Now the team behind a new photo editor called Apollo has expanded on the idea by developing customizable 3D lighting controls for your images. more…
    - 19 hours ago, 22 May 18, 8:59pm -
  • newGemini Photos uses machine learning to reduce iPhone clutter and save storage

    Gemini Photos uses machine learning to reduce iPhone clutter and save storage

    Gemini Photos is a new iPhone app from MacPaw that uses machine learning to help you clean up your photo library and free up storage space. The new app marks the first iOS app from MacPaw, which makes CleanMyMac 3, Gemini 2, and the app subscription service Setapp for Mac. Similar to Gemini for Mac, Gemini Photos for iOS specializes in finding similar images and even photos that it believes may be notes so you can slim down your photo library to just the images you want to keep. more…
    - 20 hours ago, 22 May 18, 8:16pm -
  • newInstagram now lets you mute friends so you can un-see bad photos without unfollowing

    Instagram now lets you mute friends so you can un-see bad photos without unfollowing

    Instagram has started to roll out a mute feature to its users starting today. While many may feel like the feature has been a long time coming, it’s great to see an alternative to unfollowing. more…
    - 20 hours ago, 22 May 18, 8:05pm -
  • newAnalysts say YouTube TV is the television service Apple should have built

    Analysts say YouTube TV is the television service Apple should have built

    AllianceBernstein analysts have suggested that the on-demand streaming subscription service YouTube TV is the television service Apple should have built.They point to how YouTube has persuaded many to become cord-cutters, using the service to replace their cable subscription – and they present an interesting theory about why Apple has made such little progress with its own TV plans … more…
    - 20 hours ago, 22 May 18, 7:35pm -
  • newCMV: Apple should neither solicit nor accept tax incentives when building a new campus

    CMV: Apple should neither solicit nor accept tax incentives when building a new campus

    If you’re not familiar with our new opinion format, Change My View, please check out our guidelines before commenting – thanks!Previous pieces have addressed the MacBook Pro keyboard controversy, whether it’s time for iOS devices to switch to USB-C ports and whether Apple should lose the patent trial. This time I’m looking at an issue I suspect will be no less controversial.My argument is that Apple should neither solicit nor accept tax incentives when seeking a new location for a cam…
    - 21 hours ago, 22 May 18, 6:51pm -
  • newHow to watch today’s livestream of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s European grilling

    How to watch today’s livestream of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s European grilling

    If you enjoyed watching Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg squirming while being asked difficult questions and trying to keep a straight face while being asked stupid ones during his testimony to Congress, you might want to tune in to the sequel today … more…
    - 21 hours ago, 22 May 18, 6:43pm -
  • newReaddle launching Spark 2, an email experience built for teams

    Readdle launching Spark 2, an email experience built for teams

    Readdle is releasing a major update to its Spark email app today with version 2 for both iOS and macOS. The new app is unlike other email clients in that it doesn’t just let you manage email on your own, but instead builds features for teams on top of email. more…
    - 22 hours ago, 22 May 18, 6:31pm -
  • newRazer announces entry-level eGPU enclosure with support for macOS [Video]

    Razer announces entry-level eGPU enclosure with support for macOS [Video]

    Razer has announced the Core X, a new entry-level eGPU enclosure which is compatible with Macs with a Thunderbolt 3/USB-C port.Give your thin and light laptop the power of a full gaming rig. Whether you’re hunting down enemies in an apocalypse or designing your own 3D world, the Razer Core X delivers desktop-class graphics to your laptop instantly. Compatible with Thunderbolt 3 Windows 10 or Mac laptops … more…
    - 22 hours ago, 22 May 18, 6:10pm -
  • newPricing and availability announced for Mac version of Total War: Thrones of Britannia

    Pricing and availability announced for Mac version of Total War: Thrones of Britannia

    We learned back in February that the latest game in the Total War franchise was coming to macOS later in the year, and Feral Interactive has today announced that it will be available on May 24.The developer has also advised which Macs will be able to run the game … more…
    - 22 hours ago, 22 May 18, 5:34pm -
  • newYou can now use YubiKey hardware keys to login to iPhone apps using NFC [Video]

    You can now use YubiKey hardware keys to login to iPhone apps using NFC [Video]

    When Apple put an NFC chip into the iPhone 7 and later, it was initially limited to Apple Pay. iOS 11 opened up access to third-party developers, and YubiKey has just taken advantage of that to allow one of its hardware keys to login to iOS apps.The YubiKey NEO is a USB key has so far been used mostly for Mac and PCs …  more…
    - 23 hours ago, 22 May 18, 5:03pm -
  • newUS iPhone sales grew a record 16% in Q1 despite 11% drop across market – Counterpoint

    US iPhone sales grew a record 16% in Q1 despite 11% drop across market – Counterpoint

    IDC figures showed that Apple managed to grow global iPhone sales in Q1 despite falling sales across the smartphone market as a whole, and new data from Counterpoint shows that the same was true in the US market – to a far more dramatic extent … more…
    - 24 hours ago, 22 May 18, 4:30pm -
  • Apple Watch: How to set a passcode

    Apple Watch: How to set a passcode

    While it may sound like a useless feature at first, setting a passcode on Apple Watch does add a level of security and also adds some nifty features. more…
    - 1 day ago, 22 May 18, 12:31pm -
  • Apple Watch: How to track steps

    Apple Watch: How to track steps

    Whether you’ve just gotten an Apple Watch or have had one for a while and just haven’t tracked your steps before, it’s quick and easy to do. Follow along below for how to view your daily steps on both Apple Watch and iPhone. more…
    - 1 day ago, 22 May 18, 12:30pm -
  • Intel & Microsoft disclose another Meltdown & Spectre flaw, categorized as ‘medium risk’

    Intel & Microsoft disclose another Meltdown & Spectre flaw, categorized as ‘medium risk’

    Google’s Project Zero and Microsoft today disclosed the latest variant of the Spectre and Meltdown security flaws that were originally revealed in January. Intel is referring to this one as “Variant 4,” and it uses some of the same security vulnerabilities as the initial discovery… more…
    - 1 day ago, 22 May 18, 7:24am -
  • Report: President Trump uses two iPhones, one just for Twitter, but doesn’t follow security protocols

    Report: President Trump uses two iPhones, one just for Twitter, but doesn’t follow security protocols

    President Trump’s use of an iPhone has been documented before, but a new report from Politico says he uses two iPhones, and is rather negligent in terms of security… more…
    - 1 day ago, 22 May 18, 6:00am -
  • Instagram testing new ‘You’re all caught up’ feature to improve digital health

    Instagram testing new ‘You’re all caught up’ feature to improve digital health

    Last week, Instagram said that it would be adding a new “Usage Insights” feature to help users better track how much time they were spending in the app. Now, as reported by TechCrunch, the company is testing a new feature to inform users when they’ve seen everything there is to see in their feed… more…
    - 1 day ago, 22 May 18, 5:12am -
  • PSA: Asking Siri about WWDC does not reveal a new HomePod or anything else

    PSA: Asking Siri about WWDC does not reveal a new HomePod or anything else

    Over the last few days, a story has been making the rounds claiming that Siri itself is teasing a major overhaul coming at WWDC next month, as well as a new HomePod. Essentially, if you say to Siri, “Tell me about WWDC,” it teases that it’ll be getting “a lot smarter” and getting a new “home.”In actuality, these are the same responses Siri offered up after last year’s WWDC when the HomePod was introduced… more…
    - 1 day ago, 22 May 18, 4:16am -
  • Apple updates Clips with new soccer content ahead of FIFA World Cup

    Apple updates Clips with new soccer content ahead of FIFA World Cup

    Apple today has updated its Clips application with a handful of new features and options for creatives. The update brings the app to version 2.0.4 and includes new soccer content ahead of next month’s FIFA World Cup… more…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 18, 3:04am -
  • Apple may face new tax based on employee count from Cupertino

    Apple may face new tax based on employee count from Cupertino

    Apple’s hometown, Cupertino, is looking at possible ways to tax large companies based on workforce size. more…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 18, 1:32am -
  • Coach unveils new designer Apple Watch bands for summer including leather ‘Saddle’ and ‘Denim’

    Coach unveils new designer Apple Watch bands for summer including leather ‘Saddle’ and ‘Denim’

    Coach has today released a new lineup of designer Apple Watch bands in addition to offering some new colors for some existing bands. New for the summer include: Strap in Signature Canvas, Strap in Saddle, Strap in Denim, Strap with Prints, and more. more…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 18, 1:25am -
  • 9to5Mac Daily 078: May 21, 2018

    9to5Mac Daily 078: May 21, 2018

    Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.https://9to5mac.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/9to5mac-daily-may-21-2018.mp3 more…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 18, 1:22am -
  • Win Apple’s new (RED) iPhone 8 & August’s Smart Lock + Connect Wi-Fi Bridge [Giveaway]

    Win Apple’s new (RED) iPhone 8 & August’s Smart Lock + Connect Wi-Fi Bridge [Giveaway]

    Thanks to our sponsor August Home, over the next month we’ll be giving readers a chance to win Apple’s latest 64GB (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 8 and August’s Smart Lock Pro + Connect Wi-Fi Bridge. Head below for a chance to take home this bundle valued at over 1,000 USD.  more…
    - 2 days ago, 21 May 18, 10:58pm -
  • Netflix officially reaches content deal with President Obama, beating out Apple

    Netflix officially reaches content deal with President Obama, beating out Apple

    Earlier this year, it was reported that President Obama was in talks with Netflix for a potential content deal. While Apple was also reportedly in the running, Netflix officially announced today that it has reached a deal with the Obamas… more…
    - 2 days ago, 21 May 18, 10:06pm -
  • Castro podcast player updated with Apple Watch app, improvements to UI and AirPlay controls

    Castro podcast player updated with Apple Watch app, improvements to UI and AirPlay controls

    While it may seem as though the Apple Watch app market is a bit stale, and declining, some developers are not giving up and are continuing to update and support their apps. more…
    - 2 days ago, 21 May 18, 10:03pm -
  • 9to5Toys Last Call: 13″ MacBook Pro w/ Touch Bar $1,700, Mophie iPhone 7/8 Battery Case $49, Anker Sale from $7, more

    9to5Toys Last Call: 13″ MacBook Pro w/ Touch Bar $1,700, Mophie iPhone 7/8 Battery Case $49, Anker Sale from $7, 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. more…
    - 2 days ago, 21 May 18, 9:52pm -
  • Apple spotlights Animoji in dazzling ‘Taxi Driver’ ad

    Apple spotlights Animoji in dazzling ‘Taxi Driver’ ad

    Neon lights bring the iPhone X’s Animoji to life in a new, 1-minute ad premiering on Apple’s Korean YouTube channel. more…
    - 2 days ago, 21 May 18, 9:46pm -
  • Today at Apple worldwide: The first year in review

    Today at Apple worldwide: The first year in review

    Twelve short months ago, Today at Apple sessions rolled out to Apple stores worldwide. Since then, thousands of free programs spanning a range of creative topics, from learning how to use Swift Playgrounds to taking a sketch walk in the community have been held daily. The sessions have become a key part of Apple’s recent retail philosophy which aims to reimagine Apple stores as modern-day town squares. With a full year in the books, it’s a fitting time to review the growth of Today at Apple,…
    - 2 days ago, 21 May 18, 9:07pm -
  • Apple reduces USB-C to Lightning Cable price amid rumors 2018 iPhones dropping USB-A

    Apple reduces USB-C to Lightning Cable price amid rumors 2018 iPhones dropping USB-A

    Apple’s 1m USB-C to Lightning Cable, which allows faster charging for compatible iPhones and iPads, has been reduced in price. When the cable debuted, the original price was $25 for the 1m version, and $35 for the 2m version.It appears that last month, Apple quietly dropped the price of the 1m USB-C to Lighting Cable by $6, going from $25 to $19. This change comes amid rumors that new iPhones will drop the USB-A-equipped Lightning to USB Cables in favor of USB-C cables that are able to facili…
    - 2 days ago, 21 May 18, 8:42pm -
  • Call for Facebook to be broken up as EU says it will livestream Zuckerberg’s testimony

    Call for Facebook to be broken up as EU says it will livestream Zuckerberg’s testimony

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony to Congress was the video stream that launched a thousand memes – and now meme creators will get another opportunity. The European Parliament has announced that its meeting with Zuckerberg tomorrow will also be livestreamed … more…
    - 2 days ago, 21 May 18, 7:36pm -
  • Procreate Pocket receives major 2.0 update that’s built from the ground up

    Procreate Pocket receives major 2.0 update that’s built from the ground up

    Procreate Pocket ($4.99 on App Store) is the iPhone rendition of the popular Procreate drawing app for iPad. Version 2.0 of Procreate Pocket was just released today, and it’s basically a brand new app that has been designed from the ground up with the iPhone in mind.Procreate Pocket is now built on the same Silica-M Metal engine as the Apple Pencil-powered iPad app, and developer Savage Interactive says that every line of code along with every pixel is new. Procreate Pocket 2.0 features 136 h…
    - 2 days ago, 21 May 18, 6:53pm -
  • AAPL slips one place in Fortune 500 ranking, now below Exxon Mobil

    AAPL slips one place in Fortune 500 ranking, now below Exxon Mobil

    Apple has fallen one place in the Fortune 500 rankings, based on company revenues.Last year, Apple retained its #3 slot after falling behind major AAPL investor Berkshire Hathaway, but overtaking Exxon Mobile. This year, however, it has slipped to #4 … more…
    - 2 days ago, 21 May 18, 6:38pm -
  • Run-up to 5G continues as Qualcomm announces ‘critical component’ of infrastructure

    Run-up to 5G continues as Qualcomm announces ‘critical component’ of infrastructure

    We don’t yet know when Apple will choose to support 5G in future iPhones and iPads, but the telecoms industry is gearing-up to have at least some level of 5G service operational next year.One critical element of making 5G connectivity widely available is ensuring enough cells in cities – with ‘small cells’ key to this … more…
    - 2 days ago, 21 May 18, 6:16pm -
  • Change My View: Apple will lose the patent trial, as it should

    Change My View: Apple will lose the patent trial, as it should

    If you’re new to Change My View pieces, please check out our guide. What we’re looking for in the comments are respectful rational arguments either for or against the motion.The Apple versus Samsung patent trial that began in 2011 returned to court last week. Closing arguments were made on Friday, and it’s now up to a jury to decide whether the damages awarded to Apple will be increased, decreased or remain unchanged.My expectation is that Apple will lose the case – and I’ll defin…
    - 2 days ago, 21 May 18, 5:36pm -

Cult of Mac

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

Apple Insider

MacWorld

  • newNaim Audio Uniti Atom review: This is a magnificent music streamer
    Exquisite design plus impeccable craftsmanship equal sonic bliss.
    - 32 mins ago, 23 May 18, 3:30pm -
  • newiOS 12: Geeky features iOS needs

    - 32 mins ago, 23 May 18, 3:30pm -
  • newApple to stream WWDC 2018 keynote live
    Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is coming—it starts on June 4, to be exact. The company on Tuesday announced that the WWDC keynote presentation will be available to the general public to watch on the internet.If you’re interested in watching the keynote, mark down June 4 at 10 a.m. Pacific on your calendar. Or you can go to Apple’s WWDC keynote event webpage and click on the “Add to your calendar” link to add the event to your Calendar app. You can watch on Apple’s websi…
    - 13 hours ago, 23 May 18, 3:23am -
  • newMacworld Podcast: Join us on Wednesday, May 23, at 10 a.m. Pacific
    Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is coming soon, so where is iOS 11.4? There’s a movement for “sustainability in the App Store” for app developers. A new eGPU is on the market. We also talk about various other Apple news and feature your comments and questions for Jason Cross, Leif Johnson, Roman Loyola, and Dan Masaoka in the Macworld Podcast, episode 606.To read this article in full, please click here
    - 13 hours ago, 23 May 18, 3:00am -
  • newApple's original TV shows and series: Amazing Stories gets new showrunners
    Updated 5/22/18: Variety reports that the co-creators of One Upon a Time, Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, have signed on as the new executive producers of Amazing Stories. Apple is said to be spending as much as $1 billion over the course of 2018 on original TV programming. That's a lot of TV! It's not the $8 billion Netflix is going to spend, but it's still a huge commitment.To read this article in full, please click here
    - 17 hours ago, 22 May 18, 10:42pm -
  • newWhat you need to know about Speculative Store Bypass, the Spectre-like 'Variant 4' CPU flaw
    Google and Microsoft discovered a new CPU flaw related to Meltdown and Spectre. Take action, but don't panic too much about Speculative Store Bypass.
    - 20 hours ago, 22 May 18, 8:24pm -
  • newThe Samsung T5, our favorite portable SSD drive, just hit its lowest price ever
    For portable external storage, you can’t get much better than Samsung’s T5 portable SSD—and that's why it's our favorite external performance drive. Because of its killer speed and convenient size, this drive is usually a bit of an investment, but right now you can get the 500GB version for $150 on Amazon, good for a 20 percent discount off its $190 MSRP and the lowest price we've seen.To read this article in full, please click here
    - 20 hours ago, 22 May 18, 8:12pm -
  • newHow to find out where Apple stores your iCloud data (spoiler: you can’t exactly)
    “The cloud” is a concept, not a place, although collectively, the cloud is made up of places. Cloud computing refers to an aggregation of servers that you don’t have to know much about to gain the benefit. This can be for storage, like iCloud Drive or Amazon Cloud Drive or Google Drive, or for computation and other more specialized purposes. When you use a cloud-based service, your actions and data may be split among many machines and drives—maybe even across continents.Macworld reade…
    - 23 hours ago, 22 May 18, 5:30pm -
  • newCanary is putting security cameras in the hands of those who help keep us secure
    The company will donate its All-In-One home monitoring camera to first responders and emergency services departments you nominate.
    - 24 hours ago, 22 May 18, 4:30pm -
  • newSticking with it: iPhone X sales have to disappoint eventually
    It’s been an annoying year already what with covering all the nonsense about supposedly poor iPhone X sales. But, it’s nice that we can finally put that all to bed and get on with our lives by going back to enjoying…“Apple shares to struggle over the next 12 months on weak iPhone X demand, Instinet says.” (Tip o’ the antlers to @designheretic and paul.)To read this article in full, please click here
    - 24 hours ago, 22 May 18, 4:30pm -
  • Eve Button review: This programmable button puts you touch with your HomeKit tech
    This smart button brings tactile control to HomeKit-enabled devices.
    - 1 day ago, 22 May 18, 3:30pm -
  • Hands on: Razer's Core X GPU enclosure is cheaper, bigger, and even works with Macs
    The Core X external GPU case will take up to a 3-slot wide GPU, provide up to 100 watts over Thunderbolt 3 for charging, and cost just $299.
    - 1 day ago, 22 May 18, 12:31pm -
  • Explore The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset with us today! Apple Arcade episode 9
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  • The Beats Powerbeats3 wireless headphones are $90 off today
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  • Get a free Apple TV 4K when you prepay for three months of DirecTV Now
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  • Get your home ready for summer with $50 off Nest, Ecobee smart thermostats
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  • How to play PC games on iPhone or iPad with the Steam Link app: Apple Arcade episode 9
    Barely a month ago the idea of playing a game like The Witcher III on your iPhone would have been unthinkable (and indeed, it’s so resource-demanding that it’s yet to be ported to the Mac). But that will change quite soon, at least in a roundabout way.Valve’s Steam Link app is coming soon to iOS within the next handful of days, and it dropped for Android users on Thursday. (Word on the street is that the iOS version is still tied up in Apple’s approval process.) The idea behind this w…
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  • How Apple’s big picture ventures get small for the consumer
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  • Valve's Steam Link app lets you stream PC games to Android and iOS devices
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