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  • newTop Stories: Stage Manager Expands to Older iPad Pro Models, No October Apple Event?
    While we had been expecting a follow-up October Apple event focused on Mac and iPad announcements, it sounds like we might not be getting another event after all. Instead, the pending updates in those product segments could be considered minor enough that they may be announced via press releases.It wasn't all bad news, however, with Apple announcing that it will be expanding an on-device version of the upcoming Stage Manager feature to older iPad Pro models rather than limiting it to M1-based…
    - 11 hours ago 1 Oct 22, 6:30pm -
  • Apple Investigating Apple Watch Series 8 and Ultra Microphone Issues
    Apple has acknowledged that some Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch Ultra users may experience microphone issues, including when trying to use Siri, make a phone call, and more.Users have reported issues with their Apple Watch microphone becoming persistently unresponsive after some time, causing apps that rely on the mic to throw up errors and stop working entirely.In a new memo obtained by MacRumors, Apple says it's aware of the bug affecting users, specifically saying customers could fa…
    - 1 day ago 1 Oct 22, 3:24am -
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'I'm Not Really Sure the Average Person Can Tell You What the Metaverse Is'
    Apple CEO Tim Cook has been touring Europe this week, sitting down for interviews with various media publications. Augmented reality has been a running theme in Cook's discussions, and it is a topic he brought up again in an interview with Dutch publication Bright, which is part of RTL News."I think AR is a profound technology that will affect everything," Cook said, echoing comments from Italy earlier in the week. "Like I said, we are really going to look back and think about how we once live…
    - 1 day ago 1 Oct 22, 1:21am -
  • Apple Adds iPhone 6 to 'Vintage Product' List
    Apple today updated its list of vintage and obsolete products to add the iPhone 6 because it has now been more than five years since the device was last offered for sale. The ‌iPhone‌ 6 has something of a unique launch situation, so the timing of its addition to the list is a little bit off.The ‌iPhone‌ 6 was released in September 2014 alongside the ‌iPhone‌ 6 Plus. It was sold in 2015 as a lower-cost option following the launch of the ‌iPhone‌ 6s, and then discontinued in 2016…
    - 1 day ago 1 Oct 22, 12:57am -
  • The MacRumors Show: A Week With the AirPods Pro 2 and Apple Watch Ultra
    On this week's episode of The MacRumors Show, MacRumors editor Hartley Charlton and videographer Dan Barbera talk in depth about their experiences using the new Apple Watch Ultra and the AirPods Pro 2, both of which launched last week.Listen to The MacRumors Show via apps like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pocket Casts, Castro, Google Podcasts, or subscribe by copying our RSS feed directly into your podcast player. You can also watch a video version of the podcast on our YouTube channel.If you…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 22, 10:34pm -
  • Apple Shares New 'Chase' Ad Touting iPhone 14 Pro Camera Features
    Apple today shared a new ad designed to highlight iPhone 14 Pro camera features that include the 48-megapixel Main camera, Action mode when capturing video, Cinematic mode for movie-like shots, and zoom options.In the spot, a filmmaker uses the ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ to shoot a series of action sequences, including a chicken running, a restaurant fight scene, a dance number, stop motion animation, a car chase, a helicopter ride, and more. The ad ends with the tagline "Our most Pro camera ever."…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 22, 9:49pm -
  • Apple Responds to Video Testing Crash Detection Feature With Junkyard Vehicles
    The Wall Street Journal's Joanna Stern recently traveled to Michigan to test Apple's new crash detection feature on the iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Ultra. In response, Apple provided some additional information about how the feature works.Stern recruited Michael Barabe to crash his demolition derby car with a heavy-duty steel frame into two unoccupied vehicles parked in a junkyard — a 2003 Ford Taurus and a 2008 Dodge Caravan. The results were mixed, with the iPhone and Apple Watch only detec…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 22, 9:41pm -
  • Best Apple Deals of the Week: M2 MacBook Air Hits New All-Time Low Price at $1,049, Plus Sales on AirPods Pro and More
    This week's best Apple deals focus on the AirPods Pro, AirPods Pro 2, and M2 MacBook Air, including numerous all-time low prices on these devices. You'll also find up to 50 percent off discounts on Anker and Eufy accessories on Amazon.Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.M2 MacBook AirWhat's the deal? Take $150 off M2 MacBook AirWhere can I get it? Am…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 22, 9:35pm -
  • More Signs of Low iPhone 14 Demand Emerge Across Resale Market and Supply Chain
    The iPhone 14 models have depreciated in value more than twice as much as the iPhone 13 in the same time frame last year, according to data gathered by SellCell.SellCell's analysis is based on averaged trade-in values from over 40 buyback vendors. The data shows that the ‌iPhone 14‌ and ‌iPhone 14‌ Plus are performing poorly in terms of value retention, depreciating twice as much as the ‌iPhone 13‌ and ‌iPhone 13‌ mini in the same 10-day period after launch. In the 10 days afte…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 22, 8:05pm -
  • Apple Stops Signing iOS 16 and iOS 16.0.1, Downgrading From iOS 16.0.2 No Longer Possible
    Following the launch of iOS 16.0.2 last Thursday, Apple has stopped signing iOS 16 and iOS 16.0.1, the two previously available versions that came out in mid-September. Since the two versions are no longer being signed, it is not possible to downgrade to those versions of iOS after installing iOS 16.0.2.Apple routinely stops signing older versions of software updates after new releases come out in order to encourage customers to keep their operating systems up to date, so it is not unusual tha…
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 22, 5:29pm -
  • Anker One-Ups AirPods With Its Soundcore Liberty 4 Earbuds Featuring Heart Rate Tracking
    Anker has one-upped Apple by launching new Soundcore Liberty 4 earbuds with in-ear heart rate sensors – a feature that was rumored to be coming to the AirPods Pro 2 but ultimately never made the cut.Anker's new earbuds feature a stemmed design reminiscent of Apple's AirPods, while the right-hand earbud includes a special sensor that can monitor your heart rate continuously or just when you're working out. The HR data is linked to Anker's Wellness app, which also features tracking options for…
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 22, 4:36pm -
  • Apple's Korea Offices Raided by Antitrust Regulators Over Allegations It Charges Developers 33% Commission
    Apple's South Korean headquarters have been raided by antitrust regulators after a complaint was raised by developers that it is charging them over the standard 30% App Store commission rate.The dawn raid by the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) was reported by local media on Monday and covered on Friday by the Foss Patents blog, highlighting the ongoing investigation in the country into Apple's alleged abuse of market power.The complaint that sparked the raid was reportedly brought by mobi…
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 22, 2:32pm -
  • iOS 16.1 Beta Brings Adaptive Transparency to Original AirPods Pro
    The third beta of iOS 16.1 that was released earlier this week expands the Adaptive Transparency feature introduced with the second-generation AirPods Pro to the original ‌AirPods Pro‌.As noted on Reddit, first-generation ‌AirPods Pro‌ owners who also have the AirPods beta software will now see an "Adaptive Transparency" toggle in the AirPods section of the Settings app. The 5A304A beta firmware is required to see the setting.Apple debuted Adaptive Transparency with the ‌AirPods Pr…
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 22, 1:38am -
  • Apple Procurement VP Departs Company After Vulgar TikTok Comment
    Tony Blevins, Apple's vice president of procurement, is set to depart the company after he made a crude comment about his profession in a recent TikTok video, reports Bloomberg.Blevins was in a video by TikTok creator Daniel Mac, who was doing a series on the jobs of people he spotted with expensive cars. After seeing Blevins in an expensive Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, Mac asked Blevins what he does for a living, and Blevins had a lewd response. From Bloomberg:When asked what he does for a livi…
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 22, 1:08am -
  • Hyper Recalls HyperJuice GaN Stackable Chargers and 130W Battery Pack Due to Fire Risk
    Accessory maker Hyper is recalling its 65W and 100W HyperJuice Stackable GaN Chargers and its 130W Battery Pack because of a product design issue that can cause them to overheat while charging. Hyper says that this can lead to a "potential fire hazard."Affected stackable products include the 65W and 100W GaN chargers that were initially introduced in 2021. Each one features a pass-through AC power outlet rated up to 1500W for stacking multiple units on top of one another. Each 100W unit featur…
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 22, 10:18pm -
  • Google Shutting Down Stadia Cloud Gaming Platform
    Google today announced that it is shutting down its Stadia cloud gaming service, with access set to end in mid-January 2023. Google will be providing refunds for all hardware purchases, all game purchases, and all purchases of in-app add-on content made through the Stadia store.Stadia was not able to gain the traction with users that Google was expecting, which is why it is being shuttered.For many years, Google has invested across multiple aspects of the gaming industry. We help developers bu…
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 22, 9:57pm -
  • Five Wallpaper Apps to Check Out for iOS 16's New Lock Screen Depth Effect
    One of the biggest new features in iOS 16 is a completely redesigned iPhone Lock Screen. The new Lock Screen is entirely customizable, letting you change the colors and fonts, add widgets and new wallpapers, and more to make your ‌iPhone‌ uniquely yours. Of course, even before ‌iOS 16‌, you could customize your Lock Screen with a wallpaper of your choice. ‌iOS 16‌ takes the Lock Screen wallpaper experience even further by introducing a new effect to images. With ‌iOS 16‌, users…
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 22, 9:38pm -
  • iPadOS 16 Beta Expands 'Zoomed Out' Display Option to Older 11-Inch iPad Pros
    The latest iPadOS 16 beta released earlier this week expands a Display Zoom option for more screen space to 2018 and 2020 models of the 11-inch iPad Pro with A12X and A12Z chips. The feature was previously limited to iPad models with the M1 chip.The feature can be enabled in the Settings app by tapping Display & Brightness → Display Zoom → More Space. Apple says this mode gives users more screen space to work with by scaling the display's resolution, which can be useful for features like S…
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 22, 8:49pm -
  • Camera Comparison: iPhone 14 Pro Max vs. iPhone 13 Pro Max
    The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max introduce some major improvements in camera technology, adding a 48-megapixel lens and low-light improvements across all lenses with the new Photonic Engine. We've spent the last week working on an in-depth comparison that pits the new ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ Max against the prior-generation iPhone 13 Pro Max to see just how much better the ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ Max can be.Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.Though there's a 48-megapixel lens, th…
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 22, 8:14pm -
  • Tim Cook: Not Too Long From Now, You'll Wonder How You Led Your Life Without AR
    Speaking at Università Degli Studi di Napoli Federico II in Naples, Italy, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that not too long from today, people will wonder how they led a life without augmented reality, stressing the "profound" impact it will have on the not so distant future. At the university, Cook was awarded an Honorary Degree in Innovation and International Management and also sat down for a Q&A session with students. Responding to a question from a student on what future technologies excite him…
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 22, 7:56pm -

9to5 Mac Apple News

  • newChase offering up to 50% bonus when redeeming points for Apple products
    Chase is once again launching one of its more lucrative credit card promotions for those shopping at Apple. Starting today through November 30, Chase is offering boosted redemption values when cardholders use Ultimate Rewards points to shop at Apple. The exact values vary depending on which Chase card you have. more…The post Chase offering up to 50% bonus when redeeming points for Apple products appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 11 hours ago 1 Oct 22, 6:30pm -
  • newApple @ Work: XCreds supercharges your Mac login window
    Apple at Work is bought to you by Jamf: Get complete management and security solutions for your organization that are enterprise secure, consumer simple, and protect personal privacy with Jamf. Plus you’ll get same-day support for the latest Apple OS upgrades, Today, over 62,000 organizations trust Jamf to manage and secure over 27 million devices.The lines between logging into your Mac, signing into your cloud-based apps, and signing into identity providers have certainly been blurred in…
    - 13 hours ago 1 Oct 22, 4:30pm -
  • Twitter rolling out TikTok-like full-screen vertical videos to iOS users
    At this point, you can’t deny that vertical videos are here to stay, and more platforms are focusing on such content following the success of TikTok. This time, Twitter is the one to follow in the footsteps of the competing social network. The company announced this week that it is now rolling full-screen vertical videos out to iOS users. more…The post Twitter rolling out TikTok-like full-screen vertical videos to iOS users appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 1 Oct 22, 5:15am -
  • 9to5Mac Happy Hour 401: More iPhone 14 Pro thoughts, Stage Manager changes, October event rumors
    Benjamin and Zac have more to say about the iPhone 14 Pro, with another week of usage under their belts. They also dissect what’s new in the iOS 16.1 beta including the policy changes surrounding Stage Manager on iPad. There’s also rumors about the hardware products we expect to see before the end of the year, and whether they’ll arrive via an October media event or press release.Sponsored by New Relic: That next 9:00 p.m. call is just waiting to happen, get New Relic before it does! Y…
    - 1 day ago 1 Oct 22, 3:39am -
  • iPhone 6 is now considered a ‘Vintage’ product by Apple
    iPhone 6 will certainly remain in the memory of many Apple users as it was the company’s first smartphone with a considerably larger display than its predecessors. The phone was discontinued a few years ago, but it still gets security patches and technical support from Apple – perhaps not for much longer. Apple has now added the iPhone 6 to its list of “vintage” products. more…The post iPhone 6 is now considered a ‘Vintage’ product by Apple appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 1 Oct 22, 1:20am -
  • Apple Watch cycling metrics: Hands-on with new Workout features in watchOS 9
    A variety of handy new cycling features come with watchOS 9. From heart rate zones, splits, a pacer, custom workouts, and more, the Workout app offers a new experience when tracking rides. Here’s a hands-on look at the new Apple Watch cycling metrics in watchOS 9. more…The post Apple Watch cycling metrics: Hands-on with new Workout features in watchOS 9 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 1 Oct 22, 12:49am -
  • Now Playing Plus solves a corner complication on the Apple Watch
    Apple Watch aficionado Craig Hockenberry of The Iconfactory has scratched his own itch with a new app we can all appreciate. more…The post Now Playing Plus solves a corner complication on the Apple Watch appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 1 Oct 22, 12:30am -
  • HomeKit Weekly: Nanoleaf Essentials A19 is a great HomeKit Bulb with Thread support
    The world of smart home lighting is getting more and more crowded. HomeKit-enabled products are popping up left and right, but that’s not always a bad thing. There are plenty of great options out there now, and Nanoleaf is one of them. Today, we’ll be looking at the newest addition to their lineup: the ! If you only read one thing about this review, know this: It’s one of the only HomeKit bulbs with Thread support. more…The post HomeKit Weekly: Nanoleaf Essentials A19 is a great Hom…
    - 1 day ago 1 Oct 22, 12:30am -
  • 9to5Mac Daily: September 30, 2022 – Instagram third-party app, iPhone 14 ‘Max’
    Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.Sponsored by ALOGIC: Order the new ALOGIC Clarity Monitor and get the Iris 1080p webcam for free. more…The post 9to5Mac Daily: September 30, 2022 – Instagram third-party app, iPhone 14 ‘Max’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 22, 11:46pm -
  • Tim Cook in new interview: ‘I’m really not sure the average person can tell you what the metaverse is’
    As he continues his travels through Europe, Apple CEO Tim Cook has sat down with the Dutch news outlet Bright for an interview. As we’ve come to expect from interviews with Tim Cook, there’s a focus on augmented reality, the importance of people learning to code, and climate change. more…The post Tim Cook in new interview: ‘I’m really not sure the average person can tell you what the metaverse is’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 22, 11:25pm -
  • Apple touts iPhone 14 Pro camera prowess with high-energy ‘Chase’ ad
    Apple is out with its latest ad, focused on the power of its iPhone 14 Pro camera system. The high-speed ad “Chase” highlights the all-new 48MP main camera and features like Action Mode, 4K Cinematic mode, improved low-light performance, and more. more…The post Apple touts iPhone 14 Pro camera prowess with high-energy ‘Chase’ ad appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 22, 10:15pm -
  • Apple Watch for kids: Family Setup, bands, plans, and specs
    Apple Watch for kids is something parents are embracing more and more. The New York Times ran a story a few weeks ago about Apple Watch adoption among children as young as five. Parents are finding the Apple Watch more appropriate for kids wanting smartphones. The Apple Watch gives kids a way to stay in touch with parents, share location, and build responsibility without the full cost and risk of a smartphone. more…The post Apple Watch for kids: Family Setup, bands, plans, and specs appeare…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 22, 9:24pm -
  • Friday’s best deals: M1 Pro MacBook Pros $399 off, Leather Link Apple Watch bands from $60, more
    It is Friday, once again! And we’re rounding up all of today’s best deals as we head into the weekend with Apple’s M1 Pro MacBook Pros sitting at $399 off. That’s alongside Apple’s Magic Keyboard for 12.9-inch iPad Pro at $49 off and official Leather Link Apple Watch bands from $60. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more…The post Friday’s best deals: M1 Pro MacBook Pros $399 off, Leather Link Apple Watch bands from $60, more appeared first o…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 22, 9:21pm -
  • How to turn on Apple Watch Low Power Mode and what you give up to use it
    A valuable new feature that’s arrived for Apple Watch Series 4 and later with watchOS 9 is Low Power Mode. When needed, that means up to 2x longer battery life for the wearables. Here’s how to turn on Apple Watch Lower Power mode plus extra details on how it works and everything you give up when using it. more…The post How to turn on Apple Watch Low Power Mode and what you give up to use it appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 22, 9:11pm -
  • Apple Music exclusively streaming Billie Eilish’s full O2 Arena concert, here’s how to watch
    Apple is once again teaming up with Billie Eilish, this time to exclusively stream her concert from the O2 Arena in London on Apple Music. This is the latest expansion of the Apple Music Live initiative by Apple, which has previously offered exclusive concerts from the likes of Harry Styles and Luke Combs. more…The post Apple Music exclusively streaming Billie Eilish’s full O2 Arena concert, here’s how to watch appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 22, 8:18pm -
  • Apple Arcade games for iPhone, Mac, Apple TV [New 9/30: GRIS+]
    Apple Arcade launched with close to 100 titles and the service is seeing new games added regularly with over 200 games now in the library. Follow along with our guide on Apple Arcade games.New for 9/30: The serene-adventure GRIS+ is the latest release. more…The post Apple Arcade games for iPhone, Mac, Apple TV [New 9/30: GRIS+] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 22, 7:13pm -
  • Use two-factor authentication (2FA) at all these websites
    We imagine no 9to5Mac reader needs to be told to use two-factor authentication (2FA) security wherever possible, but how do you know which websites support it … ? more…The post Use two-factor authentication (2FA) at all these websites appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 22, 7:04pm -
  • iPhone 14 panel orders down 38% vs. iPhone 13, iPhone 14 Pro Max production strong
    We’ve heard quite a bit about how the iPhone 14 Pro models are selling better than the rest of the iPhone 14 lineup. Now, Display Supply Chain Consultants analyst Ross Young has some additional data, this time focused on iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro shipments in comparison to last year’s iPhone 13 lineup. more…The post iPhone 14 panel orders down 38% vs. iPhone 13, iPhone 14 Pro Max production strong appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 22, 6:39pm -
  • Self-harm content led to death of 14-year-old girl; Meta and Pinterest admit failings
    Exposure to a massive amount of self-harm content on both Instagram and Pinterest played a key role in the death of 14-year-old Molly Russell, concluded an inquest.Executives from both social media companies have admitted that the teenager was exposed to material she should not have been able to see, and apologized for the failings … more…The post Self-harm content led to death of 14-year-old girl; Meta and Pinterest admit failings appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 22, 6:05pm -
  • Korean antitrust authority raids Apple offices to investigate 33% App Store cut
    The Korean antitrust authority has carried out a dawn raid on Apple offices in the city of Gangnam-gu. The raid was part of an investigation into claims that Apple effectively charges some developers even more than the 30% cut, which has itself come under fire.The same issue also sees small developers subjected to an effective commission of 16.5%, instead of Apple’s claimed 15% small business rate … more…The post Korean antitrust authority raids Apple offices to investigate 33% App St…
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 22, 5:25pm -
  • Reducing Apple’s dependence on China by just 10% would take eight years – Bloomberg
    We’ve been talking for many years about both the need and the difficulty of reducing Apple’s dependence on China, and Bloomberg’s research division has now put some estimated numbers on it.The research suggests that moving just 10% of Apple production out of China would take around eight years … more…The post Reducing Apple’s dependence on China by just 10% would take eight years – Bloomberg appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 22, 4:46pm -
  • How to watch The Greatest Beer Run Ever movie
    The Greatest Beer Run Ever is the latest Apple Original Film, now streaming on the Apple TV+ streaming service. The movie stars Zac Efron as Chickie Donohue, telling the incredible true story of a man who volunteers to go to Vietnam, during war time, just to give his allied soldiers a beer. It’s of the same name. more…The post How to watch The Greatest Beer Run Ever movie appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 22, 9:34am -
  • Anker’s new Soundcore Liberty 4 beat AirPods to the punch with built-in heart rate sensor, more
    Today, Anker is expanding its Soundcore lineup with a new pair of flagship earbuds. Arriving with a respectable feature set to take on the like of AirPods Pro, Anker is beating Apple to the punch by launching the new Soundcore Liberty 4 with built-in heart rate monitoring. That’s alongside Spatial Audio support and all of the usual features like personalized active noise cancellation and a true wireless design. more…The post Anker’s new Soundcore Liberty 4 beat AirPods to the punch wit…
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 22, 7:25am -
  • Apple no longer signing iOS 16.0 and iOS 16.0.1, blocking downgrades from iOS 16.0.2
    iOS 16 was officially released to the public on September 12 after three months of beta testing. Since then, Apple has released two minor updates: iOS 16.0.1 and iOS 16.0.2. Now, the company has stopped signing both iOS 16.0 and iOS 16.0.1, which means users can no longer downgrade from iOS 16.0.2. more…The post Apple no longer signing iOS 16.0 and iOS 16.0.1, blocking downgrades from iOS 16.0.2 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 22, 6:51am -
  • Carriers respond to Hurricane Ian with free access for non-customers, unlimited data, and more
    AT&T on Thursday announced new measures to ensure that customers of other carriers can stay connected amid Hurricane Ian, which has been causing historic damage in Florida. The company says that these customers will be able to roam on AT&T’s network if their carriers are without service. Other companies have announced similar measures. more…The post Carriers respond to Hurricane Ian with free access for non-customers, unlimited data, and more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 22, 3:46am -
  • 1st gen AirPods Pro users seeing ‘Adaptive Transparency’ option after iOS 16.1 beta update
    One of the new features announced with the second generation AirPods Pro is “Adaptive Transparency,” which takes Transparency Mode to the next level by minimizing specific sounds while still letting users hear what’s important around them. However, with the release of iOS 16.1 beta 3, those with first-generation AirPods Pro are also seeing this option in the iOS Settings app. more…The post 1st gen AirPods Pro users seeing ‘Adaptive Transparency’ option after iOS 16.1 beta update a…
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 22, 2:38am -
  • Apple’s VP of procurement loses job (and dental plan) over crass remarks in viral TikTok
    Apple is losing its longtime vice president of procurement, Tony Blevins, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The departure comes after Blevins made “crude remarks” in a TikTok video, which quickly went viral and was brought to Apple’s attention. more…The post Apple’s VP of procurement loses job (and dental plan) over crass remarks in viral TikTok appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 22, 12:53am -
  • HomePod remains far from perfect, but Apple’s smart speaker has evolved a lot
    When I first joined 9to5Mac a year and a half ago, I wrote that HomePod needed to properly count Apple Music’s played songs and stats. After all this time and with two major operating system updates, Apple didn’t succeed in fixing this issue. HomePod still plays random albums when you ask Siri to play songs you like, but, to be fair, the company’s smart speaker has evolved a lot. more…The post HomePod remains far from perfect, but Apple’s smart speaker has evolved a lot appeared fir…
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 22, 12:50am -
  • Why Endpoint Security on Macs used at work goes beyond traditional Antivirus
    Macs are on pace to become the top endpoint in the enterprise in the coming years. If you entered the workforce in the last 5-6 years, there’s a good chance you were given a Mac on your first day and you likely don’t remember a world where the only Macs that an organization generally had was in the graphic design department. These users were on an island by themselves – often having to become their own IT department to troubleshoot issues. The IT department didn’t manage software upda…
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 22, 12:48am -
  • Send Later with Mail: How the new scheduling feature works in iOS 16
    The Mail app gets some valuable enhancements with iOS 16. One of the headlining features is the ability to schedule emails to be sent at a specific time. Follow along for a hands-on look at how it works to Send Later with Mail on iPhone. more…The post Send Later with Mail: How the new scheduling feature works in iOS 16 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 22, 12:46am -
  • Apple TV+ confirms ‘Mythic Quest,’ ‘Little America,’ ‘Slow Horses,’ and ‘The Mosquito Coast’ new seasons’ release dates
    Apple TV+ announced on Twitter some of its fall lineup, which included beloved series that are coming for another season. “Mythic Quest,” “Little America,” “Slow Horse,” and “The Mosquito Coast” had their new release dates confirmed. more…The post Apple TV+ confirms ‘Mythic Quest,’ ‘Little America,’ ‘Slow Horses,’ and ‘The Mosquito Coast’ new seasons’ release dates appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 22, 12:05am -
  • HyperJuice Stackable GaN USB-C chargers recalled for going all AirPower on 7 people
    Hyper makes some excellent charging products for iPhone, but one seems to have been ahead of its time. The HyperJuice Stackable GaN 65W USB-C charger that we reviewed a couple years back is under a voluntary recall. more…The post HyperJuice Stackable GaN USB-C chargers recalled for going all AirPower on 7 people appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 22, 11:19pm -
  • PSA: Don’t try to use iOS 16’s iCloud Shared Photo Library yet
    Apple is close to launching a major new feature in the Photos app that makes it much easier to share photos and videos with loved ones. iCloud Shared Photo Library lets you automatically or manually share your whole library or parts of it. But while the feature is available in the iOS 16.1 public and developer beta, you can’t share with anyone running the public iOS 16.0.2 release or earlier. more…The post PSA: Don’t try to use iOS 16’s iCloud Shared Photo Library yet appeared first o…
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 22, 10:53pm -
  • Apple Pay promotes exclusive style offers as fall starts
    With fall starting, Apple Pay is promoting a few exclusive deals to its customers to help prepare for this colder season. When you use Apple’s payment solution, you can get special online offers on dresses, tops, jeans, accessories, and more. more…The post Apple Pay promotes exclusive style offers as fall starts appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 22, 10:16pm -
  • Google Stadia is shutting down in January, all purchases will be refunded
    After nearly three years of operation, Google is shutting down its game streaming service Stadia, effective January 2023. more…The post Google Stadia is shutting down in January, all purchases will be refunded appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 22, 9:51pm -
  • Thursday’s best deals: M2 MacBook Air hits $150 off all-time lows, iPad Pro Smart Folio, more
    All of today’s best deals kick off for Thursday, with Apple’s M2 MacBook Air hitting $150 off at new all-time lows from $1,049. That’s on top of a chance to outfit your 12.9-inch iPad Pro with an official Apple Smart Folio for $29 off, as well as Philips Hue HomeKit refurbished lighting sale from $19. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more…The post Thursday’s best deals: M2 MacBook Air hits $150 off all-time lows, iPad Pro Smart Folio, more appea…
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 22, 9:18pm -
  • Apple explains why it removed the ad-free Instagram app from the App Store
    Earlier this week, a new third-party Instagram app dubbed “OG App” launched on the App Store. This app offered an ad-free Instagram experience, among other improvements. Just a day after its launch, however, Apple removed OG App from the App Store, and we now have more details on the reasoning behind this removal. more…The post Apple explains why it removed the ad-free Instagram app from the App Store appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 22, 9:10pm -
  • 9to5Mac Daily: September 29, 2022 – Tap to Pay on iPhone, Apple and TSMC
    Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.Sponsored by ALOGIC: Order the new ALOGIC Clarity Monitor and get the Iris 1080p webcam for free. more…The post 9to5Mac Daily: September 29, 2022 – Tap to Pay on iPhone, Apple and TSMC appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 22, 9:00pm -
  • Apple once again increases autonomous car fleet team; number of cars still at 69
    Apple is continuing to slowly expand its autonomous vehicle testing program in California. According to new data published by the California Department of Motor Vehicles, Apple now has 15 new drivers registered to its crew. The number of self-driving vehicles, however, remains the same at 69 vehicles. more…The post Apple once again increases autonomous car fleet team; number of cars still at 69 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 22, 8:51pm -
  • Apple donating to Hurricane Ian relief efforts as storm pummels Florida
    Apple’s CEO Tim Cook announced the Cupertino company will be donating to “relief efforts on the ground” due to those affected by Hurricane Ian as the storm pummels Florida. As usual, Apple did not disclose how much it will donate. more…The post Apple donating to Hurricane Ian relief efforts as storm pummels Florida appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 22, 8:21pm -
  • Long-range wireless charging a reality in new smart-lock – using infrared
    Long-range wireless power has been a long-term dream, where a single charger in a single location in our home, can beam power to all of our portable devices. That simply isn’t possible given existing technologies, but smart lock company Alfred has now turned one small part of the dream into reality.However, rather than use RF energy – which has been the main approach to date – the company has instead turned to infrared … more…The post Long-range wireless charging a reality in new s…
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 22, 8:03pm -
  • Adobe unveils Photoshop and Premiere Elements 2023 with Apple Silicon upgrades, AI features, more
    Adobe is out today with new versions of Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements for 2023. Headlining these updates include new “easy-to-use” features powered by AI, improved optimization for Apple Silicon-powered Macs, and more. Head below for the full details on everything new with today’s Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements releases. more…The post Adobe unveils Photoshop and Premiere Elements 2023 with Apple Silicon upgrades, AI features, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 22, 6:54pm -
  • Tim Cook picks up a Master’s degree in Innovation and International Management while in Italy
    When people travel to Italy, usually they try local pasta, gelato, or visit beautiful museums. Apple’s CEO Tim Cook, in his Eurotour, just picked up a Master’s degree in Innovation and International Management at Università Degli Studi di Napoli Federico II. more…The post Tim Cook picks up a Master’s degree in Innovation and International Management while in Italy appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 22, 6:51pm -
  • iPhone reverse charging patents keep coming, this one with back-to-back iPhones
    A new Apple patent application for iPhone reverse charging has been published today, further boosting speculation about when the Cupertino company will finally offer the wireless power sharing capability.The application describes another possible application for the technology: placing two iPhones back-to-back to enable one to charge the other … more…The post iPhone reverse charging patents keep coming, this one with back-to-back iPhones appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 22, 6:17pm -
  • iPhone 14 Max references found on Apple’s website; Plus name seems a last-minute decision
    While Apple opted to name the larger base model the iPhone 14 Plus, it had been widely referred to as the iPhone 14 Max in media reports ahead of the keynote.It now appears that the iPhone 14 Max was indeed Apple’s planned name for the device, with the Plus decision being made relatively close to launch … more…The post iPhone 14 Max references found on Apple’s website; Plus name seems a last-minute decision appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 29 Sep 22, 5:22pm -
  • Figma free tier will remain if Adobe’s $20B acquisition is approved
    Adobe has said that the Figma free tier will remain available if the company’s planned acquisition of the collaborative design platform is approved by shareholders and antitrust regulators.The company has also offered some additional reassurances … more…The post Figma free tier will remain if Adobe’s $20B acquisition is approved appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 29 Sep 22, 4:44pm -
  • Apple TV+ Guide: Every Apple TV show and movie available now
    Apple TV+ offers exclusive Apple original TV shows and movies in 4K HDR quality. You can watch across all of your screens and pick up where you left off on any device. Apple TV+ costs $4.99 per month. Here’s every Apple original television show and movie available now on Apple TV+, as well as the latest trailers …more…The post Apple TV+ Guide: Every Apple TV show and movie available now appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 29 Sep 22, 2:24pm -
  • Apple schedules Q4 2022 earnings release for October 27
    Apple announced this week that it will release its earnings report for the third quarter of fiscal 2022 on Thursday, October 27. Just like in the previous announcements, the company will release its Q4 2022 earnings report, then hold a conference call with investors and analysts to provide more detail. more…The post Apple schedules Q4 2022 earnings release for October 27 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 29 Sep 22, 7:53am -
  • Apple warns Dark Sky for iOS users of 2023 shutdown [U: Removed from App Store]
    September 28, 2022 Update: Apple has now removed Dark Sky from the App Store altogether, further restricting access ahead of the upcoming shutdown. Apple is moving forward with its plans to shut down the Dark Sky weather app at the end of this year. If you open the Dark Sky app today, you’ll see a new pop-up message telling you that “support for the Dark Sky app” will end on January 1, 2023. This comes a day after iOS 16 debuted with more changes to the built-in Weather app… more…T…
    - 3 days ago 29 Sep 22, 7:00am -
  • DisplayBuddy lets you control the brightness of external displays from your Mac
    When you use your Mac connected to an or an LG UltraFine (which is officially supported by Apple), changing the brightness of the external display is just as easy as doing it on your Mac’s display. However, most third-party displays don’t have macOS integration – but this is something you can fix with DisplayBuddy. more…The post DisplayBuddy lets you control the brightness of external displays from your Mac appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 29 Sep 22, 6:31am -
  • Apple is taking credit for Google adding iMessage reactions on Android
    Before Google’s “Get The Message” campaign in August, Android’s Messages app was updated with iMessage reactions at the start of this year. In a very weird turn of events, Apple appears to be taking credit for Google adding iMessage reactions on Android.  more…The post Apple is taking credit for Google adding iMessage reactions on Android appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 29 Sep 22, 5:11am -
  • 9to5Rewards: MacBook Air giveaway + ALOGIC Clarity 4K display with free webcam
    There’s still time to enter to win Apple’s latest MacBook Air to help celebrate the launch of the new Clarity 4K UHD Display Monitor from ALOGIC. Head below for a look at the new display and to enter the giveaway now. You can also get the new 4K display from ALOGIC with a free ALOGIC 1080p Iris webcam for a limited time. more…The post 9to5Rewards: MacBook Air giveaway + ALOGIC Clarity 4K display with free webcam appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 29 Sep 22, 4:22am -
  • Ad-free Instagram client ‘OG App’ taken down, and not by Meta
    This week, a new Instagram client called “OG App” caught the attention of the internet as it promised a better Instagram experience without advertisements or content suggestions from people you don’t know. The app seemed too good to be true, but it has now been taken down – not by Meta, but by Apple. more…The post Ad-free Instagram client ‘OG App’ taken down, and not by Meta appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 29 Sep 22, 3:41am -
  • Apple Watch Ultra tested in the Scottish Highlands with 61-mile hike and beautiful views
    Apple Watch Ultra hiking is being put to the test all over the world. Now developer David Smith has a new experience to share. After a three-day hike in the Scottish Highlands, David shares a lengthy video review packed with epic views. more…The post Apple Watch Ultra tested in the Scottish Highlands with 61-mile hike and beautiful views appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 29 Sep 22, 2:57am -
  • Hands-on with the Courant premium leather or linen MagSafe-compatible iPhone charger
    Courant recently launched its idea of what a MagSafe-compatible charger should look like with the MAG:1 Classics and Essentials. Featuring premium Italian leather or designer Belgium linen, the company is elevating magnetic chargers for iPhone. Here are our thoughts after going hands-on with the MAG:1 leather MagSafe-compatible charger. more…The post Hands-on with the Courant premium leather or linen MagSafe-compatible iPhone charger appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 29 Sep 22, 2:42am -
  • How iPhone 14’s satellite-based emergency SOS compares to T-Mobile/SpaceX Starlink solution
    At their Far Out event, Apple announced that satellite connectivity will be available on the iPhone 14 lineup. But a few weeks earlier, SpaceX and T-Mobile made an announcement that they will be bringing satellite-based connectivity to basically any 5G phone. So, how do these two services compare, is one better than the other, and should it affect your decision on which phone to go with? more…The post How iPhone 14’s satellite-based emergency SOS compares to T-Mobile/SpaceX Starlink solut…
    - 3 days ago 29 Sep 22, 2:30am -
  • Twitter link previews on iMessage seem to be down again [U: Fixed]
    If you’ve noticed something missing while sharing tweets over iMessage, you’re not alone. Twitter link previews on iMessage appear to be broken for the second time this year. more…The post Twitter link previews on iMessage seem to be down again [U: Fixed] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 29 Sep 22, 2:13am -
  • Ohio State football player caught sporting Apple Watch (and Louis Vuitton cleats) during game
    Apple Watch was a point of concern over the weekend during the Ohio State Buckeyes college football game. The team’s wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. was spotted wearing one during the game until someone called timeout on it. more…The post Ohio State football player caught sporting Apple Watch (and Louis Vuitton cleats) during game appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 29 Sep 22, 1:35am -
  • Microsoft’s SwiftKey predictive keyboard didn’t see this coming
    Before iPhones started predicting words, there was SwiftKey. Microsoft bought it in 2016, and it has been one of the more favorite keyboards for iOS and Android users. After almost a year of no updates, iPhone customers started to worry about this app’s future – which is now shorter than expected. more…The post Microsoft’s SwiftKey predictive keyboard didn’t see this coming appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 29 Sep 22, 12:50am -
  • Apple’s next big car milestone is assembling its team once again
    When will Apple unveil its car? That’s the question customers have been asking for years. With executives leaving Project Titan and Apple having to rearrange the team over and over, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the company has set a date to rearrange its car team yet again. more…The post Apple’s next big car milestone is assembling its team once again appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 28 Sep 22, 11:55pm -

Cult of Mac

  • newOn smartphone cameras, the Seattle Mariners, and disappointment
    The iPhone 14 Pro has one of the best smartphone camera systems money can buy, but it still has its limitations. | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The VergeThere’s the smell of sizzling sausage, car exhaust, and late-season playoff hopes in the air on Tuesday night as I cross the street toward the stadium. I’m carrying a neon green Mariners fanny pack across my chest (that’s how the kids are wearing them, right?!?) loaded with the essentials: my ID, Kleenex, a Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, a…
    - 10 hours ago 1 Oct 22, 7:30pm -
  • Apple’s new M2-powered MacBook Air is cheaper than ever

    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 22, 8:24pm -
  • The 2x ‘lens’ on the iPhone 14 Pro is surprisingly good
    The 2x lens is a 12-megapixel crop of the main sensor... not actually a lens at all. | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The VergeOne of the iPhone 14 Pro’s big new features is a big new camera sensor. For the first time, an iPhone has a high-resolution main camera sensor — 48 megapixels to be exact — and the best thing about it isn’t that you can take 48-megapixel photos. You can, sure, but RIP your phone’s storage space. Nope, one of this sensor’s best features is the 12 megapixels…
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 22, 4:30pm -
  • Apple fires exec after he made crude jokes on the expensive car guy’s TikTok
    Illustration by Nick Barclay / The VergeApple’s vice president of procurement, Tony Blevins, has been fired from the company after his crude remarks in a TikTok interview went viral, according to a report from Bloomberg. Earlier this month, creator Daniel Mac posted a video where he asked Blevins what he does for a living, which showed Blevins responding: “I race cars and play golf and fondle big-breasted women. But I take weekends and major holidays off.” The video doesn’t identify Ble…
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 22, 2:08am -
  • How to create image cutouts in iOS 16
    Cut out your pet and paste it into the group chat. | Illustration by Samar Haddad / The VergeWhile the lock screen is one of iOS 16’s marquee features, there’s another fun addition that’s a little less obvious: the ability to easily cut out subjects from pictures. It’s a way to easily separate a subject from a background and quickly share the results or paste them into applications. What would usually take considerable time and effort when using photo editing software can be done with a…
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 22, 10:45pm -
  • Mythic Quest’s third season premieres in November
    Image: AppleThe third season of Mythic Quest, the Apple TV Plus show about a group of dysfunctional video game developers, will premiere on November 11th, Apple announced on Thursday. The company’s tweet didn’t share much about what to expect, but you can get an idea of what’s coming in the new season by watching the teaser trailer released in July.Ian Grimm (played by show co-creator Rob McElhenney) and Poppy Li (Charlotte Nicdao) appear to have followed through on their plan to leave th…
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 22, 9:47pm -
  • Microsoft’s discontinuing SwiftKey on iOS next week
    Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The VergeMicrosoft confirmed that it’s removing SwiftKey from the Apple App Store and ending support for the iOS version of the keyboard app on October 5th. It will still be available if you’ve already downloaded SwiftKey on your iPhone, so long as you don’t uninstall it yourself.“Microsoft will continue support for SwiftKey Android as well as the underlying technology that powers the Windows touch keyboard,” Chris Wolfe, the director of product manag…
    - 3 days ago 29 Sep 22, 12:52am -

Apple Insider

  • newDaily deals Oct. 1; $400 off 16-inch MacBook Pro, $150 off 65-inch TCL TV, $60 Amazon Fire TV Cube, more
    Saturday's best deals include up to 31% off Samsung's The Terrace outdoor TV, $105 off an xTool laser engraver, up to 35% off eero mesh Wi-Fi 6 systems, and much more.Best Deals for October 1Every day, AppleInsider searches online retailers to find offers and discounts on items including Apple hardware, upgrades, smart TVs, and accessories. We compile the best deals we find into our daily collection, which can help our readers save money.Read more...
    - 8 hours ago 1 Oct 22, 9:50pm -
  • newThe best Apple Watch bands for any kind of user in 2022
    Now that the new Apple Watch models are out, companies are shipping new bands for any fashion sense. Here are the top picks for Apple Watch Ultra, Apple Watch Series 8, and Apple Watch SE 2022.Some of our favorite Apple Watch bandsApple introduced the Apple Watch Ultra, Apple Watch Series 8, and the second-generation Apple Watch SE at its "Far Out" event in September 2022.Read more...
    - 9 hours ago 1 Oct 22, 8:33pm -
  • newSonos Sub Mini review: More bass, less dough
    Sonos's new, more affordable subwoofer is designed to boost the low frequencies on your existing speakers. We've tested it the last few weeks to see if it earns its place in the Sonos lineup.Sonos Sub MiniWe've been expecting the Sonos Sub Mini for months. It was rumored to launch earlier this year, but various setbacks pushed the release to the fall. Those delays are behind us, and it will start arriving on October 6.Read more...
    - 10 hours ago 1 Oct 22, 8:11pm -
  • newiPhone 14, Apple Watch Ultra, AirPods Pro and more - Apple's September 2022 in review
    September is always Apple's busiest month, and this time it shook up the Apple Watch, showed the world how the notch should be done, and left last year's processor in the iPhone 14.Apple has come a long way since Steve Jobs would name a product by picking from a list his PR firm suggested. You wouldn't be surprised now if you learned that there was an entire division at Apple Park, dedicated to naming products.Then sometimes you wonder if there is another department next door, whose job is to se…
    - 12 hours ago 1 Oct 22, 6:21pm -
  • newHow to use Studio Light in macOS Ventura for video apps
    Continuity Camera will arrive in macOS Ventura soon, and it includes visual effects to improve background and lighting of live video. Here's how to use it.Continuity Camera iPhone webcamApple first introduced Continuity Camera with iOS 12 and macOS Mojave. It lets users insert photos and scans into documents on their Mac from an iPhone or iPad.Read more...
    - 12 hours ago 1 Oct 22, 6:10pm -
  • newLowest price ever: Microsoft Office for Mac Home & Business 2021 drops to $35.99
    A lifetime Microsoft Office for Mac Home & Business 2021 license is discounted by 86% for a limited time only, delivering the best deal available on the suite of tools for Apple users.Save 86% on Microsoft Office for Mac Home & Business 2021 for a limited time only.The Microsoft Office for Mac deal, which is hosted by StackCommerce, knocks 86% off retail on a standalone Home & Business 2021 license.Read more...
    - 18 hours ago 1 Oct 22, 11:37am -
  • Apple adds iPhone 6 to list of vintage products
    Eight years after the iPhone 6 launched in 2014, Apple has added the aged device to its list of vintage products.Space Gray iPhone 6The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus were classified as vintage in February 2022, and now the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus meet the same fate.Read more...
    - 1 day ago 1 Oct 22, 1:51am -
  • How to watch the Billie Eilish Apple Music Live concert
    The next Apple Music Live concert features Billie Eilish and it starts at 10 pm ET on September 30. Here's how to watch and get exclusive merch.Billie Eilish concert airs at 10 pm ET on Apple Music LiveThis concert marks the end of the "Happier Than Ever" tour for Billie Eilish as she performs at the O2 arena in London. Apple is heavily promoting the concert, so it isn't difficult to find where to watch.Read more...
    - 1 day ago 1 Oct 22, 12:50am -
  • Tim Cook says AR & VR will be revolutionary, but the public will need education
    Apple CEO Tim Cook has been traveling around Europe and spoke about his thoughts on augmented reality, saying it will be profound but that virtual reality only has some specific uses.Apple CEO Tim CookCook spoke about augmented reality in a recent interview with Dutch news outlet Bright, saying how important it will be in the future.Read more...
    - 1 day ago 1 Oct 22, 12:30am -
  • How to unsend and edit iMessages in iOS 16
    Most of us have mistakenly sent Messages to the wrong person, and all of us have made typing mistakes. Here's how you can put an end to both of those, on iOS 16.Just has it has with Mail, Apple has introduced some new features to Messages that let you catch common mistakes before they get to their recipient. You can now edit a message after you've sent it, and you can even undo the send.This is a real undo, too. With Mail, "undo send" really just means that you have a few seconds grace before th…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 22, 11:13pm -
  • iPhone 14 Pro camera gets workout in new 'Chase' ad
    Apple shared a new ad on Friday that highlights Action Mode and other new features of the iPhone 14 Pro.Helicopter scene from Apple's Chase adAction Mode, 4K Cinematic Mode, and the 48-megapixel Main camera were shown during the video. Action Mode and Cinematic Mode in 4K are available on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, but those models stick with a 12-megapixel camera.Read more...
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 22, 10:38pm -
  • How to change download location for Safari on your iPhone
    Whether you're running out of space in your iCloud Drive, or you'd prefer to keep your downloads stored locally for privacy reasons, you can quickly change Safari's default download location on your iPhone. Here's how to do it.If you've ever downloaded anything on your iPhone, you may have had trouble finding it later. After all, it's not immediately clear where these files go.By default, you'll save anything you download to the Downloads folder of iCloud Drive. You may not want it there, given…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 22, 10:13pm -
  • iPhone 14 won't always detect when you're in a crash
    A new test of the Crash Detection feature featured in iPhone 14 models and an Apple Watch shows when it successfully triggers — and when it does not.The second vehicle that tested iPhone 14 Crash DetectionIn a video from the Wall Street Journal, a demolition derby driver repeatedly drove into two different vehicles. He wore an Apple Watch Ultra with an iPhone 14 model and Google Pixel in the car, which can also detect crashes.Read more...
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 22, 10:11pm -
  • Apple TV+ 'Echo 3' starring Luke Evans debuts November 23
    The action thriller "Echo 3" premieres on Apple TV+ on November 23 with Luke Evans and Michiel Huisman starring.'Echo 3' premieres on November 23"Echo 3" is about a young scientist that goes missing along the Colombia-Venezuela border amid a secret war. It is up to her brother, played by Luke Evans, and her husband, played by Michiel Huisman, to save her.Read more...
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 22, 9:04pm -
  • Jon Stewart picks up shifts at Genius Bar in Kimmel skit
    Jon Stewart appeared in a "Jimmy Kimmel Live" skit as an Apple Store employee to promote season two of "The Problem With Jon Stewart" on Apple TV+.Jon Stewart working at the Genius BarOne of the staff members from "Jimmy Kimmel Live" needed his iPhone repaired, so he decided to do it on company time. The skit opens with Guillermo sitting at the Genius Bar getting help from Jon Stewart. He laments, "there's just no way we can make the birds any less angry."Read more...
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 22, 8:44pm -
  • B&H slashes MacBook Pro prices further, save up to $700
    Early holiday price drops are already in effect on Apple's current 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro, with dozens of models now up to $700 off — the lowest prices seen to date.New MacBook Pro discounts slash prices on 14-inch and 16-inch models by as much as $700.We're tracking new MacBook Pro markdowns this Friday at Apple Authorized Reseller B&H, with 37 configurations now discounted by as much as $700. Select from M1 Pro models with a bump in storage space all the way up to loaded M1 Max conf…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 22, 7:57pm -
  • Apple may bring adaptive transparency to original AirPods Pro
    One of the key features of the new AirPods Pro 2 is adaptive audio transparency, but according to the latest iOS 16.1 beta, that may be coming to the first-generation AirPods Pro too.Adaptive Transparency is the new feature that removes loud noises yet keeps the listener aware of general environmental sounds. It's an improvement because previously the AirPods Pro's transparency mode couldn't filter out sudden loud sounds.Apple's new AirPods Pro 2 can do this, and it uses the new design and new t…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 22, 7:24pm -
  • Apple procurement VP fired over TikTok breast joke
    Apple Vice President Tony Blevins is being shown the door at Apple after he made a crude comment about fondling women in a viral video on TikTok.Apple Store glass manufacturing in Germany. | Source: AppleTikTok and Instagram creator Daniel Mac had approached Blevins for his series where he asks expensive car owners about their job. Mac stopped the executive while he was parking a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, a car that can sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars.Read more...
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 22, 6:52pm -
  • Apple Watch Ultra review: Ambitious aspirations
    The new Apple Watch Ultra packs features tailored for athletes and extreme conditions. It does an exceptional job but still has room to grow.Diving with Apple Watch UltraThe new Apple Watch Ultra was unveiled at Apple's fall event in tandem with the launch of the new Apple Watch SE and Apple Watch Series 8. We picked one up with the green Alpine Loop to see if it was enough of an upgrade to sway users away from Garmin and other wearables.Read more...
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 22, 6:41pm -
  • Apple Watch Ultra & AirPods Pro 2 impress, iOS 16 bugs, Apple Store experiences
    Real-world testing shows that AirPods Pro 2 has remarkably improved noise cancellation, while putting the Apple Watch Ultra to the test confirms its great battery life. There's also disaster tech, Apple Store experiences, and bugs in iOS 16, all on the AppleInsider podcast.Some people are trying out the new Apple Watch Ultra by hanging off cliffs, diving deep underwater, or utilizing laboratory testing equipment. But others are wearing it to the supermarket. If you've wondered whether there real…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 22, 6:39pm -
  • Daily deals Sept. 30: $329 45mm Apple Watch Series 7, 20% off Anker Power Bank, $150 off Neato D9 robot vacuum, more
    Friday's best deals include $150 off Sennheiser Momentum Headphones, Lenovo ThinkPadX13 for $599, $100 off Epson photo scanner, and much more.Best deals September 30Every day, AppleInsider searches online retailers to find offers and discounts on items including Apple hardware, upgrades, smart TVs, and accessories. We compile the best deals we find into our daily collection, which can help our readers save money.Read more...
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 22, 6:36pm -
  • Apple will take a decade to move just some production out of China
    A new report estimates that it would take Apple eight years to move even as little as ten percent of its production away from China.Apple and all technology firms have been making moves over the last several years to reduce their dependency on China. It's partly from wanting to avoid over-reliance on any one source, but also because of specific issues regarding China and the Chinese government.Increasing tensions between the US and China are a significant factor, but so too is how the country's…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 22, 6:18pm -
  • Apple Korea offices raided by antitrust officials [u]
    Officials from Korea's Fair Trade Commission conducted a dawn raid on Apple's offices in Gangnam-gu, Seoul, over allegations that its App Store has been collecting 33% in-app payment fees, rather than its stated 30%.Apple has previously settled a South Korea antitrust case, which had been about the company allegedly abusing its size to drive out local competition. Now, however, the Korean FTC is responding to allegations about fees from the Korea Mobile Games Association (KMGA).According to Chos…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 22, 6:07pm -
  • How to view and manage compromised passwords on iOS 16
    Here's how to identify which of your passwords have been compromised and how to change them on your iPhone.It's essential to maintain good digital health. This includes, but is not limited to, creating strong passwords that are not easily guessed.In the event that your passwords are compromised — or even just especially weak — it's a smart idea to change them to keep your accounts and personal data safe.Read more...
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 22, 3:22pm -
  • How to use Mail's new features in iOS 16
    If you've been using alternatives to Apple Mail on iPhone, the new additions and refinements in it for iOS 16 could very well tempt you back. Here's how to use the new features.There are several email apps for the iPhone, and they can now officially replace Apple's stock one, plus there are many reasons to switch to one. Only, it's startlingly common to find you want the power features of a third-party mail app, yet you miss the solid reliability of Apple Mail.That reliability is practically tot…
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 22, 12:48am -
  • HyperJuice GaN chargers recalled over fire hazard
    Hyper's 65W and 100W HyperJuice Stackable GaN USB-C Chargers are being recalled following reports of overheating damaging the chargers.Hyper HyperJuice 100W GaN stackable USB-A and USB-C charger. The recall concerns specifically these two models of the system that allowed up to 16 chargers to be stacked on one outlet. Hyper, and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), are asking buyers to stop using the device, and contact Hyper for a refund.Read more...
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 22, 11:39pm -
  • Logitech's 'Designed for Mac' collection includes a mechanical keyboard
    Logitech released a line of mice and keyboards designed for Mac, including a mechanical option that may appeal to enthusiasts.Logitech Mechanical Mini keyboardLogitech says plastic parts in MX for Mac and Lift for Mac products include certified post-consumer recycled plastic to give a second life to end-of-life plastic from old consumer electronics.Read more...
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 22, 10:27pm -
  • Google Stadia getting added to the graveyard of failed services
    Almost three years after launching, Google said on Thursday that not only is it closing the Stadia game streaming service, it is also refunding all hardware and software purchases made for it.Google Stadia exits beta on iOSThe announcement was made in a post on Thursday afternoon. In that post, Google's Vice President and General Manager of Stadia Phil Harrison said that the service will shut down for good on January 18, 2023.Read more...
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 22, 10:11pm -
  • How to use Safety Check in iOS 16, and what it does
    Apple's Safety Check feature in iOS 16 allows users to review and manage what information is being shared with other people and apps. Here's how to use it.For as great as they are, smartphones can sometimes be used as tools of abuse. Apple's new Safety Check is designed to put the power back in iPhone owners' hands by allowing them to stop sharing information with abusers.What Safety Check doesRead more...
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 22, 9:46pm -
  • Apple continuing command of global smartphone profits, and the lead is growing
    Continuing a decade-long string of domination, Apple is again on top of the heap for smartphone profits, with the iPhone collecting 80% of all the profit in the industry.iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro MaxApple's revenues grew 3% year-over-year despite having the second-highest position for smartphone shipments at 16%, shipping 46.5 million iPhones in this timeframe.Read more...
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 22, 9:29pm -
  • Apple TV+ reveals release dates for returning shows including 'Mythic Quest' and 'Little America'
    Multiple fan-favorite TV series are returning to Apple TV+ in the coming weeks, including "Mosquito Coast," "Mythic Quest," "Slow Horses," and "Little America."Apple TV+ shows return for the fallApple TV+ has revealed the air dates for multiple popular shows for its fall TV lineup. They are spaced out through November and December alongside new premieres.Read more...
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 22, 9:27pm -
  • Rosenblatt Securities hikes AAPL target to $189 on overall strength
    Rosenblatt Securities is raising its price target for AAPL to $189 in light of profound consumer interest in the Apple Watch Ultra and iPhone 14 Pro Max.Apple Watch UltraIn a note to investors seen by AppleInsider, Rosenblatt surveyed over 1,100 adults in the US. The survey found that many already had bought or are expecting to buy an iPhone 14 model in the next 12 months.Read more...
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 22, 8:57pm -
  • Apple is donating to Hurricane Ian relief efforts
    Apple CEO Tim Cook says that the company is making undisclosed donations to help people affected by Hurricane Ian, and thanked first responders in the region.Tim Cook interrupted his current European tour in order to tweet that the company is concerned for people's safety in Florida and all along the path of Hurricane Ian. It follows many donation efforts which Apple makes around the world, most recently in Pakistan.We are keeping everyone being affected by Hurricane Ian in our thoughts, and we…
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 22, 8:47pm -
  • Adobe Elements 2023 for Photoshop & Premiere natively support Apple Silicon
    Adobe has unveiled the latest versions of Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements, adding full support for Apple Silicon Macs, and new AI features.Boxes for Adobe Elements 2023These tools are aimed at casual users who want easy-to-use editing options. The tools may be attractive for Instagram and TikTok users who need audio tracks and artistic effects for videos.Read more...
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 22, 8:14pm -
  • Tim Cook receives honorary degree for innovation from Italy
    Apple CEO Tim Cook has reached Italy in his European tour, and has now received a honorary Master's Degree for Innovation and International Management.On Thursday, September 29, 2022, Cook's tour moved on to Italy where he was presented with an honoray degree by the Federico II University of Naples."It's an honour to be recognised by an institution with such a distinguished history, one that has nurtured Italy's brightest young minds for nearly 800 years," said Cook.Read more...
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 22, 7:55pm -
  • How to reuse an iPad as a HomeKit dashboard
    If you have a spare iPad of nearly any make or model, you can mount it on a wall and use it to control your HomeKit devices. Here's how.It would be an expensive job buying, say, a 12.9-inch iPad Pro just so you could have a touchscreen light switch in your den. But if you already have a spare iPad, even one of up to a few years old, then it's better to get some use out of it than not.And you can get excellent use by turning that iPad into a dashboard. Mount it somewhere handy, and have it always…
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 22, 7:50pm -
  • Apple's iPhone 14 Plus was originally the 'iPhone 14 Max'
    Previous speculation that Apple's larger iPhone 14 would be called the iPhone 14 Max, instead of iPhone 14 Plus, have been proven correct by Apple's own website code.Even though it seemed obvious that Apple would revive its old Plus name for the iPhone 14 Plus, there was considerable expectation before launch that it would be called the iPhone 14 Max. Now not only is it certain Apple planned to call it that, but Apple has not updated quite all of its website with the Plus name.As first spotted b…
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 22, 7:02pm -
  • Apple's iPhone 14 Pro Max has best display in the world
    Display technology firm DisplayMate has concluded that the iPhone 14 Pro Max display is the best on any smartphone to date, setting or matching 15 category records.DisplayMate tests smartphone displays for a wide range of characteristics, and in 2021 it declared that the iPhone 13 Pro Max was the best it had ever tested. If that model hadn't been beaten before, it has been now — with the iPhone 14 Pro Max."Based on our extensive Lab Tests and Measurements," writes DisplayMate, "the iPhone 14 P…
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 22, 7:02pm -
  • Daily deals Sept. 29: $150 off M2 MacBook Air, 27-inch 4K LG monitor for $409, 29% off 1TB G-Drive Pro SSD, more
    In addition to the lowest price yet on M2 MacBook Air, Thursday's best deals include $150 off Mac Studio with M1 Max, up to $500 off reconditioned iPad Pro 3rd-generation, 24% off Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio, and much more.Best deals September 29Every day, AppleInsider searches online retailers to find offers and discounts on items including Apple hardware, upgrades, smart TVs, and accessories. We compile the best deals we find into our daily collection, which can help our readers save money…
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 22, 6:38pm -
  • Appeals court rejects $310 million iPhone battery throttling settlement
    A federal appeals court has ruled that Apple's settlement offer of $310 million to users over iPhone "batterygate" has to be rejected and reconsidered because of a legal mistake in the lower courts.In 2020, US District Court Judge Edward J. Davila approved Apple's offer to settle a class action suit regarding its controversial battery slowdown. Users in 2017 had discovered that the then-new iOS 10 intentionally reduced, or throttled, the speed of iPhones including the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iP…
    - 3 days ago 29 Sep 22, 5:05pm -
  • How to use your iPhone as a remote for Apple TV in iOS 16
    The iPhone has a built-in Apple TV Remote feature that is a swipe and tap away at all times. Here's how to get the most out of this handy tool.How to use the Apple TV Remote appApple used to offer the Apple TV Remote as a separate download from the App Store. It removed the app and integrated it as a system-wide feature in 2016.Read more...
    - 3 days ago 29 Sep 22, 4:33pm -
  • Microsoft scraps SwiftKey for iPhone, stops support
    Microsoft has confirmed that it is to remove its typing app SwiftKey from the App Store on October 5, 2022, though existing owners can continue to use it for now.Microsoft SwiftKey is a typing app, installed as an iOS keyboard, which lets users type by swiping over the glass instead of picking out individual letters. It interprets from where a user swipes, what word they most likely want to write, and it inserts that word for them.It's not the only third-party iPhone keyboard to provide this ser…
    - 3 days ago 29 Sep 22, 4:02pm -
  • Amazon reveals new Echo Dot, Kindle Scribe tablet & more
    An Amazon product event is underway, and the company has unveiled a new stylus-based Kindle Scribe tablet, a refresh of the Echo Dot line, sleep monitoring hardware, and more.The Amazon event revealed new products like an updated Echo Dot and Kindle ScribeNew product updates include a fifth-generation Echo Dot with a clock and a Kindle with a stylus. Kindle's offerings compete with Apple's iPad and HomePod mini, but with budget-focused designs and hardware.Read more...
    - 3 days ago 29 Sep 22, 4:09am -
  • Apple to announce fourth-quarter earnings on October 27
    Apple on Wednesday announced that it would detail earnings for 2022's fourth fiscal quarter on October 27, with an investor conference call expected to include a discussion from CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri.Apple will hold an investor conference call following its fourth-quarter earnings release on Thursday, October 27, the company said in an update to its investor webpage. The call is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Pacific, 5 p.m. Eastern.Following tradition, Cook and Maestri are expected to deli…
    - 3 days ago 29 Sep 22, 3:20am -
  • Russia regulator demands answers for VK removal from the App Store
    Following Apple's removal of VKontakte from the App Store, Russian regulators are saying that it will impair communications between its citizens, and are demanding answers.Logo for Apple's App StoreVKontakte is Russia's largest social network app. Following Apple's removal of the app on September 28, Russian regulators at Roskomnadzor has taken issue with the action, calling it "discriminatory."Read more...
    - 3 days ago 29 Sep 22, 1:42am -
  • This Mac mini with 16GB RAM is on sale for $799, plus $30 off AppleCare
    Apple's budget-friendly Mac mini is made even more affordable thanks to a $100 promo code discount on top of savings on AppleCare.This M1 Mac mini with 16GB of memory is $100 off with our exclusive promo code.Save on every Mac miniRead more...
    - 3 days ago 29 Sep 22, 1:37am -
  • Apple Car team reforming before end of 2022 says Ming-Chi Kuo
    After some years of relative silence, the Apple Car team is said to be restarting work, with a potential reformation of the group before the end of the year, Ming-Chi Kuo believes.Apple CarAnalyst Ming-Chi Kuo took to Twitter on Wednesday with a single tweet sharing his prediction, based on a "survey."Read more...
    - 3 days ago 28 Sep 22, 11:28pm -
  • Theft of 2000 pieces of Apple gear leads to 4 years in prison
    A man in South Carolina has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for a scheme to steal a large amount of new iPad models, the Apple Watch, and other expensive electronics from Walmart.Courtroom photo by Sadmir KanovickiThe scheme happened in 2017 where he worked at a Walmart distribution center in Pennsylvania. Jimenez-Hiciano hid certain electronics in delivery trucks, mailed them through FedEx to his addresses, and shared the proceeds of the sales with others.Read more...
    - 3 days ago 28 Sep 22, 10:43pm -
  • Ends soon: save up to $400 on select MacBook Pros & get 0% financing for 24 months
    B&H is throwing an epic MacBook Pro sale, with markdowns of up to $400 off and no interest financing for 24 months on select models when you shop with Payboo. Hurry, though, as this September savings event ends soon.B&H's MacBook Pro discounts and 24-month Payboo promo make it a great time to shop.The MacBook Pro sale includes a mix of M1 Pro and M1 Max 14-inch and 16-inch models with prices starting at $2,049. The $150 to $400 instant rebates are also in addition to 24 months of no interest fin…
    - 4 days ago 27 Sep 22, 9:08pm -
  • Nreal Air AR glasses put your iPhone onto a 130-foot display
    Nreal Air is offering an AR experience that has yet to be realized by Apple's long-rumored AR glasses, with the consumer-ready eyewear available to buy right now that's compatible with iPhone, iPad, and Apple Silicon.Nreal Air glassesAugmented reality is a popular futuristic technology that extends virtual reality into a real-world situation by incorporating digital imagery into a view of the real world. While you may have experienced it with ARKit apps on an iPhone, using an AR or mixed-reality…
    - 4 days ago 27 Sep 22, 7:44pm -

MacWorld

  • newThe Apple Watch Ultra finally convinced me to leave Garmin behind
    The Apple Watch Ultra was designed and built with someone like me in mind. I have an iPhone 14 Pro Max, a 16-inch M1 Pro MacBook Pro with a Studio Display, three Apple TV 4K boxes, and a 12.9-inch iPad Pro with a Magic Keyboard. n other words, I’m deeply embedded in the Apple ecosystem—but on my wrist I alternate between two Garmin smartwatches—an older Tactix Delta and an Epix Gen. 2.I tried the Apple Watch back when it launched in 2015 but haven’t worn one in many years, mainly…
    - 3 hours ago 2 Oct 22, 2:42am -
  • newHow do you test a new feature that’s impossible to test?
    Welcome to our weekend Apple Breakfast column, which includes all of the Apple news you missed this week in a handy bite-sized roundup. We call it Apple Breakfast because we think it goes great with a morning cup of coffee or tea, but it’s cool if you want to give it a read during lunch or dinner hours too.“This product literally saved my life. 7/10”This week I have mostly been reviewing the Apple Watch Series 8, a boring update to Apple’s excellent wearables line. On the one ha…
    - 14 hours ago 1 Oct 22, 4:00pm -
  • Event or not, Apple has a ton of new stuff coming in October
    Obviously, September is one of the biggest months on the Apple calendar. At its September 7 “Far Out” event, Apple introduced the iPhone 14 line, Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch Ultra, and second-generation AirPods Pro. Plus, we got the release of iOS 16 and watchOS 9.You might expect that October would pale in comparison, but Apple still has a lot going on. There’s still one iPhone 14 to come, and potentially a handful of iPads, Macs, and possibly more. We expect some really import…
    - 1 day ago 1 Oct 22, 12:54am -
  • Apple Arcade FAQ: ‘GRIS+’ is now available
    Gaming subscription services are all the rage now, but Apple Arcade isn’t quite like Google Stadia or Xbox Game Pass. So if you’ve got questions about it, we’ve got plenty of answers.Updated 09/30/22: GRIS+ is now available.What is Apple Arcade?Apple Arcade is a gaming subscription service for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and AppleTV that features more than 150 games. The games are a mix of genres and styles, and include original games you’ll only find on the service and others that c…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 22, 11:02pm -
  • Apple TV+: ‘The Greatest Beer Run Ever’ is now streaming
    Apple has planted its own flag in the streaming wars with Apple TV+, its in-house streaming service that focuses almost entirely on original programming rather than an extensive library of existing TV shows or movies.The service launched on November 1, 2019, and has been steadily releasing original content ever since. The COVID pandemic had a big impact on production throughout 2020, but new releases should start to pick up again in the fall.This resource will list all the Apple TV+ co…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 22, 10:39pm -
  • The M2 iPad Pro is likely arriving very soon–here’s what to expect
    Apple last updated the iPad Pro line in April 2021, bringing the M1 processor to the platform for the first time and Liquid Retina XDR mini-LED technology to the 12.9-inch model. Development of the next model is well underway, but when will the new iPad Pro launch, and what design changes, new features and tech specs can we expect?Reports suggest that an M2 processor is on the way. Other changes could bring a glass back and MagSafe charging. Here’s everything you need to know about a new…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 22, 7:35pm -
  • The best iPhone 14 cases for iPhone 14, Plus, Pro and Max we found so far
    If you’re buying a new iPhone, the next stage after deciding which iPhone to buy is to get a case to keep your device safe when you inevitably drop it. Another good reason to use a case is that when you want to upgrade in a few years’ time you’ll get more money if you trade in an iPhone that’s in good condition. There are so many different kinds of cases you can buy. Most offer protection for your iPhone, but some are more versatile than others. You can buy cases that double up as w…
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 22, 4:58pm -
  • iPhone 14 vs iPhone 13: Is the newest iPhone worth an extra $100?
    At a time when people are trying to avoiding spending more than they need, there’s an interesting dilemma for those thinking about upgrading an old iPhone. Instead of buying the iPhone 14 you can save $100/£100 and buy an iPhone that, while a year old, shares the same look, a very similar processor, and many of the features of the newer handset. But there are still meaningful differences that justify the difference in price. We’ll help you decide which one to buy.iPhone 14 vs iPhone 13…
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 22, 4:45pm -
  • Mac mini M2 could launch in October (about time!)
    It’s almost two years since Apple introduced two Mac mini models with the M1 chip alongside an M1 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro (reviewed here: M1 Mac mini review). Of all the M1 Macs the Mac mini was our favourite as we thought it offered the best in terms of specs coupled with a low price – however, it’s now looking rather dated and our advice right now would be don’t buy because something better is coming. Apple launched a M2 MacBook Air and M2 MacBook Pro back in June 2022, but t…
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 22, 3:24pm -
  • How to easily redact text in a PDF on your Mac
    Widely-used PDF files capture text and images nearly exactly as they display in the application that created them. The format is designed to store text and both bitmapped and vector images, with the text available for searching, copying, and even editing in the proper app. That “copying” part can lead to oceans of trouble, when people trying to remove details from a PDF before distribution—redacting details from a court case, government documents, or even inter-company communications—by…
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 22, 2:30pm -
  • One of the best 2nd-gen AirPods Pro features may be coming to the original model
    Apple seemingly just removed one of the reasons to upgrade from the original to the second-gen AirPods Pro, with news that the latest beta of iOS 16 brings Adaptive Transparency to the first-gen model.An eagle-eyed Reddit user noticed that the Adaptive Transparency toggle appeared for his first-gen AirPods Pro after installing iOS 16.1 beta 3 and the relevant AirPods firmware (5A304A).The move is unexpected because Adaptive Transparency was one of the features highlighted by Apple when…
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 22, 1:56pm -
  • AirPods vs AirPods Pro: Which is right for your ears?
    Over the last two years, Apple has gone from selling one AirPods model to four. You can currently buy three earbuds—the 2nd-gen AirPods, 3rd-gen AirPods, and 2nd-gen AirPods Pro—or the AirPods Max over-the-ear headphones.Let’s set that last aside for a moment. If you’re willing to spend $500 or more on a pair of cans, you’re making a whole different buying decision than if you want true wireless earbuds.But that still leaves three relatively similar-seeming earbuds to choose f…
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 22, 11:35pm -
  • Best Mac webcams
    During the pandemic millions of people around the world were reliant on video apps such as Zoom or Apple’s own FaceTime to chat with family and friends online, the pandemic may be past its worse, but video calling still remains popular. And, of course, many of us are still working from home the majority of the time, continuing to use business-oriented apps such as Skype or Microsoft Teams to set up video calls with colleagues and clients.Apart from the Mac mini and Mac Pro, all Macs have…
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 22, 8:50pm -
  • Best external hard drive for Mac
    It’s never been easy to upgrade the storage in Macs, so it’s always a good idea to buy an external drive to provide extra storage for all your work files, photos, videos and games. And, of course, you should always have an external drive available for making Time Machine back-ups in case anything ever goes wrong.Modern solid-state drives (SSD) are the best option as they’re really fast, reliable and compact. However, SSDs are still relatively expensive, with 1TB drives costing around…
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 22, 8:05pm -
  • Apple Watch Ultra vs Apple Watch Series 8: A big upgrade makes a huge difference
    There’s one very obvious reason why you’d pick/not pick the Apple Watch Ultra over the Apple Watch Series 8: the Ultra is a much bigger watch. But there’s a reason for its size, and it’s a very different watch from the Series 8.Let’s take a look at the differences between the Apple Watch Ultra and the Series 8. They are two watches with a lot of the same features, but then the Ultra takes it to the next level—so much so that some users may want to consider switching from a Garmi…
    - 3 days ago 29 Sep 22, 4:45pm -
  • How to disable Activation Lock on broken and missing Apple hardware
    Activation Lock prevents someone who illicitly obtains your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Watch from making it their own. Even after a device is erased, Activation Lock requires that the person setting it up enter the password for the associated Apple ID that enabled Find My.However, when you intended to sell or give away a device, or you purchased one or received one you were entitled to use, this can be quite frustrating. There’s an easy solution, so long as the hardware’s owner retains acces…
    - 3 days ago 29 Sep 22, 1:30pm -
  • Macworld Podcast: What does Apple have in store for the rest of 2022?
    There are less than 100 days left in 2022. What can Apple release in this brief period of time? Enough to keep the hot release streak going and tempt you during the holiday season! We talk about what we expect to see for the rest of the year on this episode of the Macworld Podcast! This is episode 810 with Jason Cross, Michael Simon, and Roman Loyola. Listen to episode 810AmazonHow to subscribe to the Macworld PodcastYou can subscribe to the Macworld Podcast—or leave u…
    - 3 days ago 29 Sep 22, 1:30pm -
  • Delete these fraudulent apps from your iPhone right now
    While we hear a lot about Android apps posing as malware and adware, it’s rare for fraudulent iOS apps to sneak through Apple’s security and curation. However, security researcher HUMAN’s Satori Threat Intelligence & Research team has uncovered 10 such iPhone apps that “commit several different flavors of advertising fraud” when installed.In a lengthy blog post about the Charybdis and Scylla operations, researchers found that numerous apps, of which more than 10 were on iOS and so…
    - 3 days ago 28 Sep 22, 6:33pm -
  • How to connect two or more external displays to Apple Silicon M1 or M2 Macs
    Apple’s range of MacBooks that use the company’s own Silicon M1 or M2 processors cannot natively connect more than one external monitor, which is a massive limitation on the previous Intel-based generation of Mac laptops that could run two displays when connected to a USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 docking station or hub.The M1 Pro and M1 Max do support multiple external displays, so owners of these Mac laptops can relax. We hoped the M2 would lose the M1 limitation, but it survives on the…
    - 3 days ago 28 Sep 22, 6:00pm -
  • Apple’s October event: Will it happen and what could launch?
    Apple has only just introduced the new iPhone 14 on September 7, but Apple isn’t finished releasing new products in 2022. Over the years Apple has held a second fall event in October at which it has launched new Macs and iPads. Here’s everything you need to know about a possible October event.Will Apple hold an October event?We had long assumed that Apple would hold two events this fall: One in September to launch new iPhones and Apple Watches and another in October to release new i…
    - 4 days ago 28 Sep 22, 4:00pm -