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  • newHands-On With Apple's Second-Generation HomePod
    Today is the official launch day for the second-generation HomePod that was introduced in January, and we picked one up to compare it to the original ‌HomePod‌ that Apple discontinued in 2021.Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.Design wise, the second-generation ‌HomePod‌ looks a lot like the first-generation model, featuring the same rounded design and acoustic mesh fabric. It's ever so slightly shorter, and the main external change is the swap to a new recesse…
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  • newiOS 17: Everything We Know
    iOS 17 is set to be introduced at the WWDC 2023 event, and this roundup aggregates everything that we've learned about the update so far.
    - 6 hours ago 4 Feb 23, 2:06am -
  • newBest Valentine's Day Deals on iPhone 14, AirPods, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple Accessories
    We're just over one week away from Valentine's Day, which falls on Tuesday, February 14 this year. Similar to years past, many third-party Apple resellers and accessory companies have opened up notable discounts on Apple products and accessories to coincide with the holiday.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.Additionally, there are a few solid discou…
    - 7 hours ago 4 Feb 23, 1:31am -
  • newApple Responds to Yet Another Report About iPhone 14's Crash Detection Feature Triggering False 911 Calls
    Emergency dispatchers continue to raise awareness about Apple's Crash Detection feature causing an influx of false 911 calls from skiers and snowboarders.Crash Detection launched last year for all iPhone 14 models and the latest Apple Watch models, including the Series 8, Ultra, and second-generation SE. The feature is designed to detect a severe car crash and automatically call emergency services if a user does not respond to the device within 20 seconds, but it appears that iPhones and Apple…
    - 7 hours ago 4 Feb 23, 1:15am -
  • newDeals: Sonos Super Bowl Sale Takes Up to $280 Off Speakers, Soundbars, and More
    Sonos has kicked off its annual Super Bowl sale, offering discounts on speakers, subwoofers, and soundbars. This event will run through February 12 and offers up to $280 in savings on these Sonos products.Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Sonos. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.The sale is split between solo products and bundles; we've listed all of the individual products on sale below as well as a few…
    - 7 hours ago 4 Feb 23, 12:54am -
  • newThe MacRumors Show: Apple Foldable Rumors and Samsung's Galaxy S23 Lineup
    On this week's episode of The MacRumors Show, we focus on Samsung's newly announced Galaxy S23 lineup, reviews of the new HomePod, and the latest rumors around Apple's first foldable device.Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videosFollowing Samsung's announcement of the Galaxy S23, S23+, S23 Ultra, and Book3, we weigh up how some of the devices compare to the iPhone and MacBook Pro. We also look at the recent reactions to the new ‌HomePod‌'s audio quality, how it compares…
    - 9 hours ago 3 Feb 23, 11:03pm -
  • newmacOS 13.2 Breaks Compatibility With Pioneer's CD/DVD Drives
    The latest version of macOS Ventura breaks compatibility with Pioneer's lineup of USB-connected CD/DVD/Blu-ray drives for the Mac.Apple released macOS 13.2 in late January with support for a new Security Keys for Apple ID feature and various bug fixes. Unfortunately, users who have installed the update have said that their Pioneer disc drives are no longer recognized by their Mac, with complaints about the issue found across the MacRumors Forums, Reddit, Twitter, Apple Support Community, and e…
    - 11 hours ago 3 Feb 23, 9:07pm -
  • newDeals: Amazon's New Gold Box Sale Has All-Time Low Prices on Beats Headphones
    Amazon today has a new Gold Box sale on Beats headphones, with multiple discounts matching all-time best prices we've ever seen on select headphones. In total, you'll find deals on Beats Studio Buds, Beats Fit Pro, and Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones.Starting with earbuds, Amazon has the Beats Studio Buds in all colors for $99.95, down from $149.95. This is ultimately a second-best price on the Beats Studio Buds, but still a solid deal at only $10 higher than the previous low price.Note: Ma…
    - 12 hours ago 3 Feb 23, 8:38pm -
  • newGot a New HomePod? Here's Everything You Need to Know
    Have you picked up a new HomePod? Perhaps it's your first. Then it might surprise you that Apple doesn't include an extensive manual in the box. That's why we've compiled this list of how-to articles to help you make the most of your new smart speaker. Below, you'll find help on how to set up your new HomePod and master the basic controls, as well as how to get the best out of the many audio functions. We've also covered some of the more advanced features that Apple's latest speaker is capable…
    - 13 hours ago 3 Feb 23, 7:33pm -
  • newBiden Administration Report Recommends Sweeping Changes to Apple's Ecosystem
    A report commissioned by the Biden administration this week recommended new legislation to make major changes to Apple's platform restrictions and App Store policies.The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is the president's main advisor on telecommunications and Internet policy. In April last year, the NTIA announced that it had launched an investigation into competition in mobile app ecosystems. The investigation was triggered by an executive order on Promoting…
    - 13 hours ago 3 Feb 23, 7:14pm -
  • newApple Pay to Launch in South Korea This Year Following Regulator Approval
    After years of discussions with local authorities, Apple Pay in South Korea has been approved by the financial regulator, paving the way for the mobile payment system to launch in the first half of this year (via The Korea Herald)."Having taken into consideration relevant rules and regulations and their interpretations, we confirm that credit card companies can push for the introduction of the Apple Pay service as they have obeyed necessary procedures," the Financial Services Commission (FSC) s…
    - 16 hours ago 3 Feb 23, 4:00pm -
  • newNew HomePod Launches Today, Apple Store Pickup Now Available

    - 18 hours ago 3 Feb 23, 2:30pm -
  • newKuo: AirPods Max 2 Not Coming Until Second Half of 2024 at the Earliest
    Apple will not launch a second-generation AirPods Max until at least the second half of next year, and could possibly wait until the first half of 2025 to refresh the headphones, according to Apple supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.In his latest series of tweets outlining industry expectations, Kuo said he believes Apple's "next important acoustic product refresh time" will be between the second half of 2024 and the first half of 2025. Kuo lists three products due for a refresh in this window…
    - 18 hours ago 3 Feb 23, 2:21pm -
  • newKuo: HomePod Mini 2 to Begin Mass Shipments in Second Half of Next Year
    Apple will begin mass shipments of the second-generation HomePod mini in the second half of 2024, according to Apple supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.In his latest tweet sharing industry information, Kuo said Apple supplier Goertek has "secured NPI and assembly orders for the ‌HomePod mini‌ 2, which will start mass shipments in 2H24." NPI stands for New Production Introduction, which is a structured process for transforming a product idea into a complete end-product that can be fully repr…
    - 18 hours ago 3 Feb 23, 2:01pm -
  • What We Learned About Apple During Today's First Quarter Earnings Call
    Apple today held its first earnings call of 2023, which covers the fourth calendar quarter of 2022. During the call, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Apple CFO Luca Maestri shared several interesting tidbits about recent product sales, services results, and more, and we've highlighted the most interesting parts of the call below.AIOn the topic of artificial intelligence, particularly in services, Cook said that in the future, it will impact everything that the company does.It's a major focus of ours.…
    - 1 day ago 3 Feb 23, 4:53am -
  • First HomePod Orders Start Arriving to Customers in Australia and New Zealand
    It is Friday, February 3 in New Zealand and Australia, which means it is the official launch day of the second-generation HomePod in those countries. Customers in New Zealand and Australia are always first to get new devices because of time zone differences, though one lucky MacRumors reader was able to get his speaker yesterday.Customers who pre-ordered a ‌HomePod‌ when the device was announced on January 18 are starting to receive their orders, and photos and first impressions will soon…
    - 1 day ago 3 Feb 23, 4:33am -
  • Apple Pay Later Launching 'Soon'
    The Apple Pay Later service that Apple has in the works is set to launch "soon," Apple CEO Tim Cook told CNBC ahead of today's earnings call for the first fiscal quarter of 2023.Cook said that Apple employees are beta testing the ‌Apple Pay‌ Later feature, which will help Apple boost services revenue. "It will be launching soon," Cook said.‌Apple Pay‌ Later was first previewed at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June. It is similar to the buy now, pay later feature offered by P…
    - 1 day ago 3 Feb 23, 3:40am -
  • Apple Now Has More Than Two Billion Active Devices Worldwide
    There are more than two billion active iPhones, iPads, Macs, and other Apple devices worldwide, Apple said today in the earnings report covering the first fiscal quarter of 2023. During the December quarter, we achieved a major milestone and are excited to report that we now have more than 2 billion active devices as part of our growing installed base," said Apple CEO Tim Cook. Two billion active devices is a new record for the company. Apple last shared its active install base in January 2022…
    - 1 day ago 3 Feb 23, 3:09am -
  • Apple Reports 1Q 2023 Results: $30.0B Profit on $117.2B Revenue Amid 'Challenging Environment'
    Apple today announced financial results for the first fiscal quarter of 2023, which corresponds to the fourth calendar quarter of 2022.For the quarter, Apple posted revenue of $117.2 billion and net quarterly profit of $30.0 billion, or $1.88 per diluted share, compared to revenue of $123.9 billion and net quarterly profit of $34.6 billion, or $2.10 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter.Apple's revenue was down approximately 5% year-over-year, a steeper decline than had been expected by…
    - 1 day ago 3 Feb 23, 3:07am -
  • Apple Shares 30-Minute 'Shot on iPhone 14 Pro' Film
    Apple today continued with its ongoing "Shot on iPhone" series, sharing a 30-minute film from Indian film director Vishal Bhardwaj. The movie was shot entirely on Apple's latest flagship smartphone, the iPhone 14 Pro.The short film, called "Fursat," is described as a "magical story about a man so obsessed with controlling the future that he risks losing what he holds most precious in the present." It stars Ishaan and Wamiqa Gabbi, two popular Indian actors.Apple has partnered with film dire…
    - 1 day ago 3 Feb 23, 12:09am -

9to5 Mac Apple News

  • newMacWhisper is a macOS app that uses OpenAI to transcribe audio files into text
    We’ve seen the use of AI tools for a lot of things recently, like generating text and images from simple sentences. But now there ‘s a new macOS app called MacWhisper that uses OpenAI technology to locally transcribe audio files into text. more…The post MacWhisper is a macOS app that uses OpenAI to transcribe audio files into text appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 hours ago 4 Feb 23, 5:02am -
  • newThe ‘next-generation’ of CarPlay is launching this year; here’s everything we know
    Since its initial introduction, Apple’s CarPlay platform has become ubiquitous. It’s available in the vast majority of new cars on the market today, and for good reason: it’s one of the top things people look for when buying a new car.At WWDC last June, Apple announced what it calls the “next generation of CarPlay.” This new CarPlay interface is set to debut in new cars as soon as later this year, and it’s going to be a big change. more…The post The ‘next-generation’ of Car…
    - 4 hours ago 4 Feb 23, 3:57am -
  • newNetflix password sharing is still safe in most countries… for now
    Earlier this week, Netflix updated the FAQ section on its website to detail how it will prevent users from sharing their account password with other people who don’t live in the same house. However, the new guidelines have now been taken down from Netflix’s website as the company claims that they were mistakenly published to all users around the world. more…The post Netflix password sharing is still safe in most countries… for now appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 5 hours ago 4 Feb 23, 3:35am -
  • newiOS 16.3 – Hardware Security Keys explained [Video]
    Apple rolled out hardware security key support in iOS 16.3, but what are they, and should you consider using them? Watch my hands-on video walkthrough as I explain why Apple added hardware security key support for Apple IDs, showcase how to use hardware security keys, and answer some frequently asked questions. This written walkthrough explains a lot about security keys, but the video walkthrough embedded in this post is more in-depth, touches on additional platforms like macOS, and showcases…
    - 6 hours ago 4 Feb 23, 2:33am -
  • newHomeKit Weekly: VOCOlinc smart LED floor lamp offers a modern way to light up a bedroom or office
    , a highly underrated HomeKit manufacturer, released a new addition to its portfolio in 2022 that I am excited to review: a smart LED floor lamp. This lamp is not just any ordinary floor lamp, it comes with HomeKit integration, making it a powerful tool for enhancing your smart home setup. In this post, I’ll take a closer look at the design and features of the VOCOlinc Smart LED Floor Lamp, how to add it to HomeKit, and potential use cases. more…The post HomeKit Weekly: VOCOlinc smart LED…
    - 6 hours ago 4 Feb 23, 2:00am -
  • newFirst responders slam false iPhone Crash Detection alerts: ‘I’m struggling to get my daily job done’
    A number of recent stories have shed light on the growing pressure that false Emergency SOS calls from iPhone and Apple Watch are putting on 911 dispatchers and first responders. The New York Times is the latest to report on this issue, with a focus on false alarms from iPhone and Apple Watch users skiing in Colorado. more…The post First responders slam false iPhone Crash Detection alerts: ‘I’m struggling to get my daily job done’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 7 hours ago 4 Feb 23, 12:46am -
  • newHow to use HomePod temperature and humidity sensors and third-party devices that do the same
    Have the new HomePod 2 or HomePod mini smart speakers? If so, you’ve got access to built-in temp and humidity sensors with software 16.3 which can be useful in a variety of ways. Here’s how to set up and use HomePod temperature and humidity sensors plus we’ll look at some ways to bring the same functionality to the Home app without a HomePod. more…The post How to use HomePod temperature and humidity sensors and third-party devices that do the same appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 8 hours ago 4 Feb 23, 12:21am -
  • new9to5Mac Daily: February 3, 2023 – AAPL earnings, design team shakeup
    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.Enjoy the podcast? Shop to support 9to5Mac Daily! more…The post 9to5Mac Daily: February 3, 2023 – AAPL earnings, design team shakeup appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 8 hours ago 4 Feb 23, 12:00am -
  • newFriday’s best deals: iPhone 12/13 from $330, Sonos Super Bowl sale from $179, Beats Fit Pro, more
    It is Friday once again and as per usual around these parts, we’re taking a look at all of the work week’s best Apple deals. Heading into the weekend, we have three notable offers on tap headlined by previous-generation iPhone 12 and 13 smartphones from $330. That’s alongside a Sonos Super Bowl sale with rare savings starting at $179, as well as a new all-time low on the recent Beats Fit Pro at $150. Hit the jump for all of the best deals and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. mo…
    - 10 hours ago 3 Feb 23, 10:23pm -
  • newLG expanding Apple TV and Music apps, HomeKit, and AirPlay to third-party webOS TVs
    LG has announced a dramatic expansion of TVs that offer support for the Apple TV app, AirPlay, HomeKit, and Apple Music. While these features have been available on LG’s own webOS TVs for a while, today’s announcement expands them to third-party TVs that run the company’s webOS Hub software. more…The post LG expanding Apple TV and Music apps, HomeKit, and AirPlay to third-party webOS TVs appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 10 hours ago 3 Feb 23, 10:10pm -
  • newAAPL investors unconcerned by earnings, following Cook’s reassurance
    While Apple earnings were even worse than analysts had expected, AAPL investors were only temporarily spooked. At the time of writing, the stock has been mostly hovering right around yesterday’s closing price, and is currently heading up.Aftermarket trading saw the stock initially drop 5%, but it quickly recovered after CEO Tim Cook explained the three reasons for the fall in year-on-year iPhone revenue … more…The post AAPL investors unconcerned by earnings, following Cook’s reassur…
    - 11 hours ago 3 Feb 23, 8:58pm -
  • newHere’s how HomePod 2 compares to the original and HomePod mini
    In a surprise launch, Apple revived its full-size HomePod with a second-generation model. While the overall design and many of the features remain the same as the discontinued original, there are new capabilities and changes. Here’s our full HomePod comparison for a look at HomePod 2 vs the original vs HomePod mini too. more…The post Here’s how HomePod 2 compares to the original and HomePod mini appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 11 hours ago 3 Feb 23, 8:51pm -
  • newInstagram verification could soon be for sale, reveals source code
    A developer has reverse-engineered Instagram’s source code to find what appears to be clear signs that Meta is preparing to offer paid Instagram verification – with the same code also found in the Facebook app … more…The post Instagram verification could soon be for sale, reveals source code appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 13 hours ago 3 Feb 23, 7:31pm -
  • newApple pulled Damus from the App Store in China, after ridiculous government claim
    Apple pulled Damus from the App Store yesterday, with the developers being informed that the Nostr app “includes content that is illegal in China.”Apple had previously rejected the app from all its App Stores, and for the same nonsensical reason … more…The post Apple pulled Damus from the App Store in China, after ridiculous government claim appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 13 hours ago 3 Feb 23, 7:23pm -
  • newApple Arcade games for iPhone, Mac, Apple TV [New: Castle Crumble]
    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 all the available Apple Arcade games.New: Physics-style puzzle game Castle Crumble is the newest release on Apple Arcade. more…The post Apple Arcade games for iPhone, Mac, Apple TV [New: Castle Crumble] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 13 hours ago 3 Feb 23, 7:08pm -
  • newNew HomePod available from today, online and in Apple Stores, as first orders arrive
    The new HomePod is now available on apple.com, and in Apple Stores. For those who pre-ordered, the first deliveries are starting to arrive – though many are reporting delays.Early reviews have generally been positive, with most saying the audio quality and soundstage are very similar to the original despite a reduced number of tweeters … more…The post New HomePod available from today, online and in Apple Stores, as first orders arrive appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 14 hours ago 3 Feb 23, 5:56pm -
  • newApple 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 $6.99 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.
    - 16 hours ago 3 Feb 23, 4:06pm -
  • newKuo: New AirPods Max, HomePod mini, and low-cost AirPods to begin mass production in second half of 2024
    Respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo today said that he expects Apple to refresh its acoustic audio products beginning in the second half of 2024. Specifically, Kuo anticipates a new model of AirPods Max, the second-generation HomePod mini, and a new model to enter mass production at that time.Shipments of these products would then roll out to customers between the end of 2024 and first half of 2025. With the HomePod (second-generation) launching today, and AirPods Pro being refreshed at the…
    - 18 hours ago 3 Feb 23, 2:22pm -
  • newApple increases orders from Taiwanese supplier to reduce dependence on China
    Apple and many other companies rely heavily on China to make their products, but this has become a problem recently as the Asian country has been imposing lockdowns and other political restrictions that affect the production of these companies. In an attempt to reduce its dependence on China, Apple is now diversifying its suppliers and will now increase orders from a Taiwanese company. more…The post Apple increases orders from Taiwanese supplier to reduce dependence on China appeared first…
    - 21 hours ago 3 Feb 23, 10:59am -
  • newHow to watch Dear Edward, starring Connie Britton
    Apple TV+ this week premieres Dear Edward, a new drama series hailing from Jason Katims. The series stars Connie Britton, Colin O’Brien, Taylor Schilling, and more in this ensemble drama following the aftermath of a tragic plane clash, that leaves only one survivor: a 12-year-old boy. Here’s how to watch Dear Edward. more…The post How to watch Dear Edward, starring Connie Britton appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 23 hours ago 3 Feb 23, 9:14am -
  • Acronis combines antivirus protection with easy backup in an all-in-one solution
    Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office for macOS offers complete protection for your digital life by combining antivirus capabilities with the ability to easily recover your backup data in an all-in-one solution (including an iOS app to manage backups). From coffee spills to hard disks failing and cyberthreat attacks, these apps have you covered. more…The post Acronis combines antivirus protection with easy backup in an all-in-one solution appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 3 Feb 23, 6:18am -
  • Apple Pay Later ‘launching soon’ as Tim Cook touts record Apple Pay usage over the holidays
    Apple Pay Later was announced at WWDC 2022 as a feature of iOS 16. With this feature, customers will be able to pay in installments simply by choosing the option in the Wallet app when purchasing something with Apple Pay. First expected to be introduced in late 2022, the feature was delayed – and now Apple CEO Tim Cook has confirmed that Apple Pay Later will be “launching soon.” more…The post Apple Pay Later ‘launching soon’ as Tim Cook touts record Apple Pay usage over the holida…
    - 1 day ago 3 Feb 23, 5:09am -
  • Tim Cook on the possibility of Apple layoffs: ‘A last resort kind of thing’
    While tech giants like Amazon, Google, and Meta have laid off thousands of employees recently, Apple has avoided doing so. In a new interview with the Wall Street Journal, Apple CEO Tim Cook acknowledged this and said that he views layoffs as a “last resort kind of thing.” more…The post Tim Cook on the possibility of Apple layoffs: ‘A last resort kind of thing’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 3 Feb 23, 4:54am -
  • Tim Cook confirms Q1 iPhone revenue would have grown if not for supply issues
    Apple reported its Q1 2023 earnings today, missing analyst expectations due in part to a decline in iPhone revenue. Speaking to analysts during Apple’s earnings call, CEO Tim Cook acknowledged that had it not been for iPhone 14 Pro supply shortages, iPhone revenue would have grown in Q1 2023 compared to Q1 2022. more…The post Tim Cook confirms Q1 iPhone revenue would have grown if not for supply issues appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 3 Feb 23, 4:28am -
  • Apple Watch attracted a record number of first-time buyers in Q1 2023
    Apple on Thursday shared results for its fiscal 2023 first quarter, which covers the months of October, November, and December 2022. Despite a 5% decline in revenue compared to the same period last year, the company says it saw a record number of first-time buyers of the Apple Watch in Q1 2023. more…The post Apple Watch attracted a record number of first-time buyers in Q1 2023 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 3 Feb 23, 4:17am -
  • Another unopened OG iPhone is going up for auction; here’s how much it’s expected to sell for
    An unopened original iPhone is hitting the auction block today, and it could fetch quite a bit more than what it cost in 2007. Karen Green told Insider that she was gifted the iPhone in 2007 but never opened it and was prompted to put it up for auction following a similar sale back in October. more…The post Another unopened OG iPhone is going up for auction; here’s how much it’s expected to sell for appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 3 Feb 23, 3:38am -
  • Apple hits milestone of 2 billion active devices as Services set new revenue record
    Along with reporting its quarterly performance, Apple shared the latest details on how many of its devices are currently active. The installed base has continued to steadily grow, pushing the company past the 2 billion device milestone while Services have hit a new revenue record. more…The post Apple hits milestone of 2 billion active devices as Services set new revenue record appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 3 Feb 23, 3:16am -
  • Apple reports Q1 2023 earnings miss amid weak iPhone sales and supply shortages
    Apple’s highly-anticipated earnings for fiscal Q1 2023 are here, covering the months of October, November, and December. This quarter represents the all-important holiday shopping season for Apple and was also the first full quarter of iPhone 14 availability.In a quarter significantly impacted by supply chain shortages, Apple reported $117.15 billion in revenue with a profit of $29.99 billion. That’s a decline of 5% in revenue and 13% in net income, compared to the same quarter one year ag…
    - 1 day ago 3 Feb 23, 3:08am -
  • iPhone 14 Plus demand continues to fall, but rumors say an iPhone 15 Plus is still planned
    Sales of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are continuing to grow, at the cost of the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus. According to new supply chain data from analyst Ross Young, the iPhone 14 Pro models now account for 75% of Apple’s display panel shipments, and that number is only expected to grow further… more…The post iPhone 14 Plus demand continues to fall, but rumors say an iPhone 15 Plus is still planned appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 3 Feb 23, 1:06am -
  • Apple shares new ‘Shot on iPhone 14 Pro’ short film: ‘Fursat’
    Apple is out with its latest “Shot on iPhone 14 Pro” video, this time a short film entitled Fursat. The short film is 30 minutes long and comes from director Vishal Bhardwaj. It was shot entirely on iPhone 14 Pro, but with a little help from some accessories and software… more…The post Apple shares new ‘Shot on iPhone 14 Pro’ short film: ‘Fursat’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 3 Feb 23, 12:26am -
  • Apple Pay promo brings up to 30% off flowers and personalized gifts ahead of Valentine’s Day
    Apple has shared its latest promotion when using its contactless/secure payments with iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch. The new Apple Pay deals feature up to 30% off from 1-800 Flowers and Zazzle. more…The post Apple Pay promo brings up to 30% off flowers and personalized gifts ahead of Valentine’s Day appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 3 Feb 23, 12:12am -
  • 9to5Mac Happy Hour 419: Foldable iPads, AR headset user-generated content, new HomePod lands
    Benjamin and Zac process some new Apple rumors including foldable iPads in 2024, the availability of the periscope zoom lens on iPhone 16 and beyond, and how Siri will maybe help users make content for the upcoming Reality Pro headset. Plus, we digest the official reviews for HomePod (second-generation).Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep tracking solution to help you get a better night’s sleep. Download it from the App Store today. more…The post 9to5Mac Happy Hour 419:…
    - 1 day ago 3 Feb 23, 12:02am -
  • 7 important ways to check and improve your heart health with Apple Watch
    February is Heart Month in the US and the beginning of the year is a time when many people have a fresh focus on health and fitness. With that in mind, let’s look at 7 valuable ways you can check and improve heart health with Apple Watch. more…The post 7 important ways to check and improve your heart health with Apple Watch appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 2 Feb 23, 11:36pm -
  • 9to5Mac Daily: February 2, 2023 – Apple Watch Ultra rumors, first HomePod 2 reviews
    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.Enjoy the podcast? Shop to support 9to5Mac Daily! more…The post 9to5Mac Daily: February 2, 2023 – Apple Watch Ultra rumors, first HomePod 2 reviews appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 2 Feb 23, 10:29pm -
  • Save $199 on Apple M1 MacBook Air in Thursday’s best deals, HomeKit smart plug $8, more
    All of Thursday’s best deals are now live and headlined by a chance to save $199 on the still very popular and quite compelling M1 MacBook Air. It’s then joined by this VOCOlinc HomeKit Smart Plug, which is worth adding to your Siri setup at just $8. And if you need a workstation upgrade, OWC’s metal Thunderbolt docks are now $50 off. Hit the jump for all of the best deals and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more…The post Save $199 on Apple M1 MacBook Air in Thursday’s be…
    - 1 day ago 2 Feb 23, 10:20pm -
  • Apple to eliminate ‘industrial design chief’ position; team will now report to COO Jeff Williams
    Apple is eliminating one of its most high-profile executive positions. Accoring to a new report today, Apple is eliminating the role of “industrial design chief” as part of a broader shake-up. This role was once held by Jony Ive, and most recently held by Evans Hankey. Under this new structure, the design team will report to Apple’s chief operating officer Jeff Williams. more…The post Apple to eliminate ‘industrial design chief’ position; team will now report to COO Jeff William…
    - 1 day ago 2 Feb 23, 9:43pm -
  • Apple VP explains the revitalization of HomePod, addresses limitations, and more
    The second-generation full-size HomePod is set to hit the market tomorrow. Ahead of that release, a new interview with Apple’s VP of engineering offers an interesting insight into the timing of this release, some of the limitations of HomePod 2, and more. more…The post Apple VP explains the revitalization of HomePod, addresses limitations, and more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 2 Feb 23, 9:35pm -
  • AAPL Q1 2023 earnings expected to be down, amid supply-chain constraints
    The AAPL Q1 2023 earnings call is scheduled for 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET, when the iPhone maker will reveal the key numbers for the all-important holiday quarter: Oct-Dec 2022.As has been the case since the start of the pandemic, Apple has not offered any guidance on what to expect, so we’re left with analyst estimates for now – and they are not optimistic … more…The post AAPL Q1 2023 earnings expected to be down, amid supply-chain constraints appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 2 Feb 23, 7:33pm -
  • Remove TikTok from App Store and Google Play Store, demands senator
    A member of the Senate Intelligence Committee has called on both Apple and Google to remove TikTok from their respective app stores.The demand follows growing concerns about the Chinese-owned app, with the video sharing app already banned from US federal government devices, along with those in more than half of US states … more…The post Remove TikTok from App Store and Google Play Store, demands senator appeared first on 9to5Mac.
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  • Batterygate lawsuit failed in South Korea despite US win; lawyers claim unfairness
    The US Batterygate lawsuit resulted in Apple agreeing to pay up to $500M to settle the case, but an equivalent case in South Korea has been dismissed – for what the plaintiff’s lawyers say are unfair reasons.Both cases relate to Apple’s decision to throttle the performance of older iPhones with fading batteries, in order to prevent unexpected shutdowns. The problem was not what Apple did, but how the company did it … more…The post Batterygate lawsuit failed in South Korea despite…
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  • iOS 16.3 lets iPhone users add lock screen widgets to a classic wallpaper if you still have it
    With iOS 16, Apple introduced a new lock screen for the iPhone that lets users customize it with different widgets, font styles, and even multiple wallpapers. However, the update removed classic iPhone wallpapers, and users who still had one of them before installing the update were unable to customize it. But that has changed with iOS 16.3. more…The post iOS 16.3 lets iPhone users add lock screen widgets to a classic wallpaper if you still have it appeared first on 9to5Mac.
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  • Apple stops signing iOS 16.2 following the release of iOS 16.3 to the public
    Apple on Wednesday stopped signing iOS 16.2, which means that iPhone and iPad users can no longer downgrade to this version of the operating system if they’re already running a newer version of iOS. This comes just a week after the company released iOS 16.3 to the public. more…The post Apple stops signing iOS 16.2 following the release of iOS 16.3 to the public appeared first on 9to5Mac.
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  • iOS 17 feature request: New customization options for the App Library
    The App Library was added to the iPhone’s Home Screen as part of iOS 14’s release. The feature gives users a way to move apps off their Home Screen but keep them on their device, something that wasn’t possible before. The App Library was a big change for the iPhone at the time, but Apple hasn’t made any further changes since thenWith iOS 17 this year, I hope Apple decides to expand on the App Library with a few additional customization options. more…The post iOS 17 feature request:…
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  • Samsung unveils Galaxy S23 lineup as it confirms mixed reality device to compete with Apple
    Samsung on Wednesday held its Unpacked 2023 event, at which the company unveiled the Galaxy S23 lineup along with other new products. In addition, the South Korean company also confirmed that it is working on a mixed reality device with “XR” technology to compete with Apple’s rumored AR/VR headset. Read on for a recap of all of Samsung’s announcements today. more…The post Samsung unveils Galaxy S23 lineup as it confirms mixed reality device to compete with Apple appeared first on 9t…
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  • Notability for iPad adds new ‘Pencil’ feature for a ‘lifelike handwriting experience’
    Notability, the popular note-taking app for iPhone and iPad, has been updated today with a new “Pencil” feature. According to the company, this feature brings “the most paper-like sketching experience to digital notetakers,” including support for the Apple Pencil as well. more…The post Notability for iPad adds new ‘Pencil’ feature for a ‘lifelike handwriting experience’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
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  • Deals: Apple black Magic Mac accessories from $95, Anker GaNPrime chargers, more

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  • macOS Ventura notifications are broken, and there’s no sign of a fix
    macOS Ventura has been available to the general public since October, but there’s a problem that’s been bothering me since beta 1 – notifications. In macOS Ventura, there is a range of problems impacting the reliability and usefulness of notifications. The problems are the biggest sign yet that macOS notifications need a complete overhaul and rethink. more…The post macOS Ventura notifications are broken, and there’s no sign of a fix appeared first on 9to5Mac.
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  • 9to5Mac Daily: February 1, 2023 – iPhone camera upgrades, Netflix ending password sharing
    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.Enjoy the podcast? Shop to support 9to5Mac Daily! more…The post 9to5Mac Daily: February 1, 2023 – iPhone camera upgrades, Netflix ending password sharing appeared first on 9to5Mac.
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  • Nostr iPhone app Damus makes it to the App Store
    Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has celebrated the arrival in the App Store of the first Nostr iPhone app, Damus.Dorsey described the launch of the app as “a milestone for open protocols,” effectively for the creation of a new generation of social tools that are free from big tech control … more…The post Nostr iPhone app Damus makes it to the App Store appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 1 Feb 23, 9:33pm -
  • Apple Watch Ultra display again rumored to get 10% bigger; smaller bezels or bigger case?
    Apple Watch Ultra is already the biggest Apple Watch on the market, and it could get even bigger as soon as next year. A new report from supply chain source DigiTimes says that an Apple Watch Ultra with a 2.1-inch display is in development for 2024. There are two ways Apple could achieve this… more…The post Apple Watch Ultra display again rumored to get 10% bigger; smaller bezels or bigger case? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 1 Feb 23, 9:06pm -
  • Download the M2 aesthetic for your iPhone, iPad, and Mac with these minimal gradient wallpapers from Basic Apple Guy
    Designer and creative wizard Basic Apple Guy is out with a new set of wallpapers for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Inspired by the latest M2 Pro and M2 Max Apple Silicon comes six designs – with light and dark versions – in the sharp Minimal M2 Wallpaper collection. more…The post Download the M2 aesthetic for your iPhone, iPad, and Mac with these minimal gradient wallpapers from Basic Apple Guy appeared first on 9to5Mac.
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  • App Store antitrust pressure builds as White House report says Apple inflates app prices
    A new report commissioned by the White House has further added to the App Store antitrust pressure, concluding that the control exerted by both Apple and Google results in inflated prices for apps, as well as potentially diminishing innovation.It effectively backs the changes introduced in proposed antitrust legislation that saw bipartisan support in Congress, but not enough to make it into law … more…The post App Store antitrust pressure builds as White House report says Apple inflates…
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  • Netflix removes one Premium tier limitation, dramatically expands spatial audio support
    Netflix has two announcements for those users who subscribe to its highest-end Premium tier (looking to distract from its controversial crackdown on password sharing). The company is dramatically expanding its catalog of spatial audio content, while also removing one of the limitations on download devices. more…The post Netflix removes one Premium tier limitation, dramatically expands spatial audio support appeared first on 9to5Mac.
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  • The latest product from former Apple design chief Jony Ive is a red nose
    When former Apple design chief Jony Ive left the Cupertino company to set up his own design agency, the big question was what he would choose to create when he was free to accept commissions in any field. Some of the answers have proven surprising, and no less so today … more…The post The latest product from former Apple design chief Jony Ive is a red nose appeared first on 9to5Mac.
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  • Anker admits to lying about Eufy security camera encryption; describes future plans
    Anker has admitted that its statements about Eufy security camera encryption were not accurate. The smart home brand had previously stated that all video footage is end-to-end encrypted, but has now admitted there was an exception to this (which it has now fixed).The company only finally came clean about the privacy breach after The Verge threatened to post a story about the company’s failure to answer its questions … more…The post Anker admits to lying about Eufy security camera encr…
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  • How to see steps with Apple Watch including distance and custom complications
    Whether you’ve just gotten an Apple Watch or have had one for a while and just haven’t tracked your steps closely before, it’s easy to do. Follow along for how to see steps on Apple Watch including distance, flights climbed, along with daily, monthly, and yearly trends. We’ll also look at how to make custom complications to track steps right on Apple Watch faces. more…The post How to see steps with Apple Watch including distance and custom complications appeared first on 9to5Mac.
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  • Apple Maps privacy bug may have allowed apps to collect location data without permission
    An Apple Maps privacy bug fixed in iOS 16.3 may have allowed apps to collect user location data without permission.At least one app appears to have done so, and a security reporter has speculated that the same privacy bug could have been exploited by countless apps over an unknown time period … more…The post Apple Maps privacy bug may have allowed apps to collect location data without permission appeared first on 9to5Mac.
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  • Addigy’s new System Updates feature allows for blocking major OS releases while auto approving minor ones
    Addigy, a popular Apple device management tool, has gained a new feature called System Updates. This new functionality makes it easier for IT admins to manage the updates of Apple operating systems including macOS, iOS, iPadOS, and tvOS for all the devices they manage while improving compatibility and testing. more…The post Addigy’s new System Updates feature allows for blocking major OS releases while auto approving minor ones appeared first on 9to5Mac.
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  • MLS Season Pass launches on Apple TV app ahead of soccer season start
    MLS Season Pass has today launched inside the Apple TV app, available for users to subscribe and start watching ahead of the 2023 soccer season kickoff on February 25. Subscribe for $14.99 per month or $99/season.MLS Season Pass offers unrestricted access to all 2023 Major League Soccer games, live and on-demand, without blackouts or geographic content restrictions. All games are streamed in English and Spanish languages, with dedicated broadcast crews for each. more…The post MLS Season Pa…
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  • Passenger sees his lost wallet fly to different cities thanks to AirTag after airline says it couldn’t find it
    Apple’s AirTag has certainly been helping a lot of people around the world find their lost items, especially lost luggage at airports. This time, however, a passenger named John Lewis simply forgot his wallet on an American Airlines aircraft. Although the airline says it couldn’t find the wallet, Lewis saw his wallet fly to 35 different cities thanks to AirTag. more…The post Passenger sees his lost wallet fly to different cities thanks to AirTag after airline says it couldn’t find it…
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Cult of Mac

  • newA remastered version of Myst is coming to iOS
    Indie studio Cyan is bringing its latest Myst remaster to iOS. | Image: CyanThe classic puzzle game Myst is celebrating its 30th birthday this year with a new way to play: on your iOS device. Myst Mobile is based on the remastered version of the original that’s been released for Oculus headsets and PCs over the past few years. The new iOS port will support iPhones and iPads with A12 bionic chipsets and newer, so you can experience the mind-numbing frustration of turning dials and locating swi…
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  • newHow to stereo pair two Apple HomePods

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  • newHere are the best AirPods deals you can get right now
    Apple’s AirPods Pro are often on sale. | Photo by Becca Farsace / The VergeIf you know where to look, there are often some great discounts available on Apple’s ever-popular AirPods. Since Apple launched the third-gen AirPods at the end of 2021, we’ve seen the starting price of the second-gen, entry-level model slowly dip to around $100. And now that you can buy the second-gen AirPods Pro, we’re seeing even better discounts on the last-gen Pro and other models.For your convenience, we’…
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  • newThe fantastic fitness-focused Beats Fit Pro are at a new low price of $149.95
    The Beats Fit Pro come in gray and pink (pictured) as well as white and black. | Photo by Chris Welch / The VergeWhile there are all kinds of TV and speaker deals running now in the buildup to the Super Bowl, we’ve got some impeccable everyday tech deals for everyday users.The Beats Fit Pro wireless earbuds have dropped to a new low price of $149.95 ($50 off) at Walmart, Best Buy, Amazon, and Target — which is even better than the $40 discount we saw during Black Friday. These are one of ou…
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Apple Insider

  • new'Myst' is coming back to iPhone & iPad for 30th anniversary
    A fully 3D version of "Myst," dubbed "Myst Mobile," is getting an iPhone and iPad release.Myst Mobile on a fifth-gen iPad Air Created 30 years ago, the legendary puzzle game Myst was a commercial success and even helped accelerate the sale of CD-ROM drives.Read more...
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  • newEmergency services continue to slam Apple's Crash Detection
    Crash Detection on Apple Watch and iPhone 14 still causing problems for law enforcement and emergency responders.Crash Detection can save a life, but it also strains emergency servicesReports keep filing in from emergency service departments complaining of being overwhelmed by false reports from Apple's Crash Detection. Ski lodges, theme parks with roller coasters, and even gyms are running into repeated problems.Read more...
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  • newApple collects nearly all of the profit in the worldwide smartphone market
    In 2022, Apple's operating profit share of the worldwide smartphone market reached a recent high of 85%, and the company shipped 70 million iPhones in the fourth quarter.iPhone 14Driven by sales of the iPhone 14 launched in September, Apple has achieved its highest-ever global smartphone shipment, revenue, and operating profit share in 2022.Read more...
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  • newRare Sonos deals knock up to $280 off speakers, soundbars & subs for Super Bowl 2023
    Bring your living room's sound to theater-quality with these deals on Sonos speakers, subwoofers, and soundbars going for up to $280 off retail price.Upgrade your surround sound to Sonos. Super Bowl 2023 is just around the corner, and updating your surround sound system with the best audio experience is now more affordable as both Adorama.com and Sonos.com are offering substantial discounts on the equipment you need.Read more...
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  • newApple TV celebrates Black History Month with curation by Dr. Jelani Cobb
    Apple is celebrating Black History Month with a series of films in the Apple TV app called "The Matter of Black Lives," curated by Dr. Jelani Cobb.'Freedom in Black' on Apple TVCobb is the dean of Columbia Journalism School and a staff writer for The New Yorker. His curated collection includes "East Lake Meadows," "Wakanda Forever," and others, along with one in which he describes his love of cinematic storytelling and the necessity of Black life on the screen.Read more...
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  • newWho predicted Apple's Christmas quarter right & who was wrong?
    Stock analysts get paid to have opinions — and they're not always great. Here's who was right about Apple's Christmas quarter — and who was wrong.Analyst predictions for AppleThe company reported $117.15 billion in revenue for its first quarter results of 2023, a decline from the $123.9 billion reported in quarter one of 2022. The $1.88 earnings per share for the quarter is lower than the $2.10 recorded in the same period last year.Read more...
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  • newLG adds Apple services to hundreds of webOS-equipped smart TVs
    LG offers an all-in-one solution for smart TV manufacturers to add its webOS platform to their products, and it was just updated with Apple TV, Apple Music, AirPlay, and HomeKit.LG webOS Hub update brings Apple services to hundreds of TVsLG manufactures and sells TVs but also has a custom software ecosystem called webOS. Using webOS Hub, manufacturers can essentially add an LG "brain" to their smart TVs.Read more...
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  • newApple stock has regained what it lost after earnings - and then some
    Apple initially saw its stock price plummet right after Thursday's earnings, but less than 24 hours later it has risen to its highest price in five months.Despite Apple's Q1 earnings being hit hard by iPhone production problems, the resulting dip in the stock price lasted less than half a day.Shortly before the earnings report was published, Apple was trading at $149.38, and then fell to $145.90 afterwards. By Friday morning, February 3, 2023, it had risen to $145.99, and at time of writing is…
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  • new14-inch MacBook Pro review: A true spec bump to an existing powerhouse
    The refresh of the 14-inch MacBook Pro brings with it a hefty performance increase, giving content creators serious power in a very portable form-factor.14-inch MacBook Pro (2023)Part of the surprise January Mac updates, Apple launched a revised 14-inch MacBook Pro. As expected from near the start of a product line, both for the 14-inch model and Apple Silicon itself, a second-generation release is more of a refinement of a just-established format instead of a radical overhaul.Read more...
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  • newSome Pioneer Blu-ray drives don't work in macOS Ventura 13.2
    Users are encountering an error when trying to use select Pioneer Blu-ray and optical drives, seemingly starting with macOS Ventura 13.2.Pioneer Blu-ray players won't work with macOS Ventura 13.2Multiple posts across support forums and an official message from Pioneer indicates that owners of select Pioneer Blu-ray or optical drives shouldn't update to macOS Ventura 13.2. One post shows an error reading "the volume key is unknown to the disc - video can't be decrypted."Read more...
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  • newAqara begins rollout of Matter firmware for M2 hubs
    Aqara has officially begun its rollout of new firmware for its M2 hub to enable Matter compatibility with more than 40 Zigbee accessories, though it won't be available to everyone initially.Matter comes to Aqara's M2 hubStarting today, users of Aqara's M2 hub can check within the self-titled app to see if their device has the optional 4.0.0 beta software available to install.Read more...
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  • newEven your antique Mac can use Mastodon
    Mastodon is a new, distributed social network which uses decentralized servers — and an enterprising developer has ported a client to run on a 30-year old Mac operating system.Scott Small has written a Mastodon client called macstodon for Classic versions of Mac OS from System 7.1 through Mac OS 9.First, be aware of a few things Scott mentions on macstodon's GitHub page for the project. Notably, some system extensions are required to run it on Classic MacOS.Read more...
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  • newBug in macOS Ventura is breaking some networks
    An unknown number of macOS Ventura users are reporting that previously working network connections between Apple devices, or Apple and Windows ones, are now not working well — or at all.It's not clear how widespread the problem is in terms of numbers of users, but those affected range from Enterprise-scale networks, to individuals just connecting an iPhone to their MacBook Pro. In every case it's a SMB connection, but reports are too varied for a more specific issue to be identified.Individual…
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  • newHomePod reviews, iPhone parental controls, foldable macs, Mastodon vs Twitter
    On this week's episode of the AppleInsider Podcast, the initial HomePod reviews are in, Samsung announces the S23 Ultra, why you should use Guided Access, your hosts' hot take on foldable Macs, and more!The new HomePod is now availableThat new HomePod is still causing surprised excitement, and there are things to be said about fitting it in with home theater setups. Then Samsung Unpacked happened, but didn't feature anything all that interesting, so it's time to talk about Twitter versus Mastodo…
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  • newDaily Deals Feb. 3: M2 Mac mini $549, $230 off Roborock S7 Plus, $99 Beats Studio Buds, 44% off Apple Smart Keyboard & more
    The hottest deals we found today include 50% off JBL Tour Pro+ TWS wireless Bluetooth earbuds, $400 off a Canon USM Lens, 58% off a 6-pack of iPhone Lightning cable chargers, and 40% off a 75" Samsung QLED Smart TV.Save on Apple's new Mac mini The AppleInsider crew looks for can't-miss bargains at online stores to create a list of unbeatable deals on the top tech products, including discounts on Apple products, TVs, accessories, and other gadgets. We post the best deals in our Daily Deals list t…
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  • newApple barely missed earnings targets, so analysts are still bullish
    Apple's earnings declined slightly year-over-year in a rare miss, and in the wake of the announcement, stock analysts are talking about why the company is just as strong as ever.iPhone 14 Pro supply issues dented Apple's revenue for the quarterApple's $117.15 billion in revenue for the December quarter lined up with expectations after an early warning from the company about supply chain issues. It was the first miss for the company since 2019, aided by enhanced demand during the pandemic driving…
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  • newNetflix says strict new password sharing rules were posted in error
    New Netflix rules that would have enforced a limitation on users' sharing passwords are reportedly a mistake and don't apply in the US — for now.Netflix logoNetflix has long been planning to cut down on password sharing, or letting friends share one paid account. It already added a feature where subscribers could effective eject other people from their account.Read more...
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  • newApple still dominates tablet sales in contracting market
    Apple's iPad accounted for two out of every five tablets sold in the holiday quarter worldwide, and is still picking up steam in a contracting market.While Apple's holiday season earnings were lower than expected because of manufacturing issues in China, new research says that iPad sales actually increased year over year.According to analyst firm TechInsights, the overall tablet market declined 8% in Q4 2022, which is "a slower pace than the last five quarters." For that holiday quarter, as oppo…
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  • newLogitech Mevo Go review: Promising, but needs ironing out
    Logitech's Mevo Go software will be ideal at some point for those looking to stream live events to their followers or subscribers — but it's not quite there yet.Mevo GoMevo Go is a companion app in the Mevo ecosystem that provides creators with solutions for multicam streaming and recording. With Mevo Go, the user can send video, audio, and can screencast to the Mevo Multicam app without the need for additional hardware.Read more...
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  • newApple will update HomePod mini, AirPods Max in 2024, says Kuo
    Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says he now expects that Apple will follow the new HomePod with a refresh of most of its audio devices, but not until the second half of 2024.While Apple's release of the revised HomePod — available from February 3, 2023 — was mostly a surprise, there have continually been rumors about other devices like a HomePod mini 2.Now Kuo says that he expects there will be a HomePod mini 2, but not for more than a year.Read more...
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  • newSouth Korea lawmakers pave the way for Apple Pay launch
    South Korea's Financial Supervisory Service has approved the introduction of Apple Pay support for local credit card firms, following months of delays.Apple PayApple Pay had been expected to launch in South Korea on November 30, 2022, with social media accounts even showing images of it in use with Hyundai Card. However, the Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) blocked the launch, saying that not everything had been finalized.Read more...
    - 16 hours ago 3 Feb 23, 4:36pm -
  • Apple Pay Later being tested by employees, coming soon
    Apple has yet to provide any information regarding date that Apple Pay Later will launch, but Apple CEO Tim Cook said that it will be available soon.Apple Pay Later may launch in iOS 16.4Apple has posted its financial results on Thursday, and Cook briefly commented that the company still plans to launch Apple Pay Later, which would be part of its Services business.Read more...
    - 1 day ago 3 Feb 23, 7:11am -
  • Apple's Q1 earnings hit hard by iPhone production problems
    Apple has hauled in $117.15 billion in revenue for its first quarter results of 2023, with the earnings impacted by both an economic downturn and Chinese factory issues.Apple CEO Tim CookAnnounced on Thursday before the traditional conference call with analysts, Apple's $117.15 billion for the quarter ending December 2022 is a decline from the $123.9 billion reported in Q1 2022, which was a record-setting period. The earnings per share of $1.88 for the quarter is down from the $2.10 seen one yea…
    - 1 day ago 3 Feb 23, 7:04am -
  • Amazon slashes Apple Watch Series 8 to $349 in latest round of price cuts
    Amazon has issued fresh price drops on Apple Watch Series 8 styles, with prices matching record low levels on numerous GPS and GPS + Cellular models.Amazon has cut Apple Watch prices.The price cuts discount a variety of Apple Watch Series 8 styles, ranging from options with an aluminum case to stainless steel models with GPS + Cellular functionality. You can shop the sale styles at Amazon, with a few of our favorite Apple Watch deals found below.Read more...
    - 1 day ago 3 Feb 23, 6:15am -
  • Apple stock on wild ride after earnings
    Apple's stock saw an immediate and sharp decline as the company reported earnings that didn't live up to Wall Street's expectations, but as Tim Cook talked about it a strange recovery happened.Apple's stock rebounds after hours despite missThe stock market tends to rise and fall with positive and negative news about a company. Investors generally remain bullish about large entities like Apple, but the quarterly results reflected a rare revenue decline and nearly every metric was below what analy…
    - 1 day ago 3 Feb 23, 5:29am -
  • Tim Cook: iPhone manufacturing shortfall main reason for earnings miss
    After Apple's warning in November about COVID issues, CEO Tim Cook still mainly blames manufacturing problems in China for why Apple sold "significantly less" of the iPhone 14 range than expected.A Foxconn facilitySpeaking in an earnings call that revealed Apple missed its expected revenue target for the first time in four years, Cook blamed COVID for most of Apple's problems in the quarter.Read more...
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  • Unopened first-gen iPhone expected to fetch $50,000 at auction
    An unused and unopened iPhone hit the auction block on Thursday, where it's expected to bring a minimum of $50,000.Image Credit: LCG AuctionsThe auction, held by LCG Auctions, began on Thursday and will continue until February 19.Read more...
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  • Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Fursat' is the latest film to be shot entirely on iPhone
    Indian film director Vishal Bhardwaj is out with a "Shot on iPhone" production about a man obsessed with controlling the future, and he used an iPhone 14 Pro.Fursat - A Vishal Bhardwaj film"Shot on iPhone" started as a marketing campaign from Apple to show off the photo and video capabilities of its flagship smartphone. Apple has previously worked with film directors to create short films using the latest iPhone technology.Read more...
    - 1 day ago 3 Feb 23, 4:17am -
  • Apple says 2 billion of its devices are in active use
    In a bright spot in Thursday's earnings report, Apple has disclosed that it has two billion active devices, including the iPhone, Mac, Apple Watch, and other products.The figure, announced as part of Apple's latest financial earnings call, is an increase from the 1.8 billion active devices it revealed in January 2022."As we all continue to navigate a challenging environment," said Tim Cook, "we are proud to have our best lineup of products and services ever, and as always, we remain focused on t…
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  • How to recover Apple ID accounts with Advanced Data Protection turned on
    Apple's standard data-safety practices, along with its new ultra-secure protection option, come with some risk if you forget your Apple ID password. Here's what to do if that happens.It might happen to us all at some point: you'll simply get confused about which password was for what and enter the wrong one for your Apple ID too many times, or perhaps someone else is attempting to access your Apple ID account. Suddenly you can't access Apple's myriad services, or your iCloud, and you're not sure…
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  • Apple services have more than 935 million paid subscriptions
    In the quarterly earnings announcement, Apple said that the number of subscriptions across its platforms increased from 900 million to 935 million just in the December quarter.Apple continues to grow subscriptionsApple counts every subscription made through the App Store and its services since they all provide a source of revenue for the company. Subscription numbers grew rapidly during the pandemic but have slowed as people return to work.Read more...
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  • Apple Services revenue hit an all-time high of $20.8 billion
    Amidst a downturn in most hardware categories, Apple set a new record for its Apple Services business, beating Wall Street's expectations for the segment.Services continue to growApple's first quarter of 2023 ended on December 31, 2022, posting quarterly revenue of $117.2 billion, down 5% year-over-year. However, the Services business continues to do well as the company reported a revenue of $20.77 billion versus the estimated figure of $20.67 billion, which was up 6.4% year-over-year.Read more.…
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  • iPhone 14 Plus component orders near zero, amid low demand
    Apple has cut iPhone 14 Plus display orders down to a small portion of total iPhone shipments, as demand is apparently far below Apple's initial expectations.iPhone 14 Plus sits at an awkward space in Apple's lineupThe iPhone 14 Plus took the place of the iPhone 13 mini in Apple's lineup due to low demand for the smaller device. However, it seems that the size wasn't an issue, but rather redundancy in the lineup, as the new model hasn't fared well either.Read more...
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  • Grab Apple's new HomePod for $285 with this limited time deal
    Exclusive pricing is in effect on Apple's 2023 HomePod, with the smart speaker dipping to $285 with coupon.Apple's new HomePod is on sale.Select between the HomePod in Midnight or White and enter promo code APINSIDER during Step 3 of checkout at Authorized Apple Reseller Adorama to save $14 on the new release.Read more...
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  • How to fix Wi-Fi 6 problems on Mac mini by splitting your SSID
    There can be many reasons why your Mac isn't connecting to Wi-Fi properly, but some issues can be fixed by altering your router's 2.4GHz and 5GHz settings.That's not someone crossing their fingers that the W-Fi is workingA small number of M2 Mac mini users are reporting issues connecting to Wi-Fi on 5Ghz networks, but the problem needn't be confined to just one machine. It's possible to have the same or similar difficulties with any Mac, and before you alter your router, there are two potential…
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  • Jeff Williams has taken control of Apple's industrial design team
    Apple has decided to eliminate the role of industrial design chief after Evans Hankey announced her departure from the position, and the team will start reporting to Jeff Williams.Jeff Williams will oversee Apple industrial designersHankey, the replacement for vice president of industrial design Jony Ives, made the announcement in October that she would leave Apple.Read more...
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  • Apple says popular demand brought back the HomePod
    Apple executives say that "growing interest" in a larger HomePod caused them to revisit the decision to discontinue the original model.The new HomePod is priced at $299When Apple discontinued its first HomePod in March 2021, the company said that it would be focusing instead on the lower-cost HomePod mini. Then following rumors of its return, a new and slightly revised HomePod was announced in January 2023, with availability from February 3, 2023.Read more...
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  • Daily Deals Feb. 2: AirPods for $99, $200 off MacBook Air, iPad Air 5 $499 & more
    Some of the today's best deals include $150 off a Google Hello video doorbell, $300 off a Samsung Frame 55" 4K smart TV, 50% off JBL Tune In-ear headphones, $600 off a 16" MacBook Pro, and more.Save $150 on a Google Hello Video Doorbell The AppleInsider team searches for unbeatable deals at online retailers to curate a list of can't-miss deals on the top tech products, including discounts on Apple products, TVs, accessories, and other gadgets. We share the best deals in our Daily Deals list to h…
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  • 16-inch MacBook Pro with M2 Max review: Newfound performance, in same great design
    Apple's update to the 16-inch MacBook Pro adds the M2 Max to an already fantastic notebook, a change to satisfy creators and power users.16-inch MacBook Pro with M2 MaxThe 16-inch MacBook Pro is the powerhouse in the portable Mac range. Its position as the largest notebook in the catalog and its ability to be configured with a powerful chip makes it a desirable item for both creators and power users.Read more...
    - 2 days ago 2 Feb 23, 6:28pm -
  • China could 'weaponize' TikTok, so another Senator calls for ban
    Colorado Senator Michael Bennet has asked Apple and Google to immediately ban TikTok from the App Store over national security concerns.TikTok on a smartphoneBennet, a Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, wrote to Apple and Google on Thursday, according to the New York Times.Read more...
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  • Apple TV+ hosts 'Dear Edward' premiere event
    "Dear Edward" showrunner Jason Katims and cast including star Colin O'Brien, attended the Apple TV+ premiere at the Directors' Guild of America, ahead of its streaming on February 3, 2023.L-R: Colin O'Brien, Taylor Schilling, Jason Katims, and Connie Britton at the "Dear Edward" premiereBased on the book by Ann Napolitano, Apple says that "Dear Edward" is a "heartbreaking, life-affirming and uplifting story about survival, resilience, connection and the examination of what makes us human."Read…
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  • Strides 15.2.1 Review: Visual habit tracking at its best
    Whether you are trying to build a good habit or quit a bad one, the Strides app is a habit-tracking app that can motivate you to stay accountable and reach your goals.Strides goal tracker appChanging habits can be tough, and we can't completely change our habits overnight. However, what gets measured gets improved, and this is how Strides can help you to set and reach your goals or give up bad habits.Read more...
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  • Korea rejects $1.64 million battery throttling lawsuit
    A judge in Korea has dismissed a "batterygate" suit against Apple, which claimed the company deliberately slowed down its iPhone to get users to upgrade.Apple's decision in 2017 to slow down or throttle the speed of older iPhones has led to a series of lawsuits around the world. In each case, Apple has said the throttling was done to extend the useful life of the old phones, but apologized for not explaining this in advance.Now according to The Korea Herald, a suit in that country has ended in v…
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  • Take an extra 15% off a Rosetta Stone lifetime subscription with the Travel Hacker Bundle
    Immerse yourself in a totally new culture with the 2023 Travel Hacker Bundle, featuring several programs designed to make your globe-trotting easier, including learning a new language thanks to the included Rosetta Stone lifetime subscription.Save on a Rosetta Stone lifetime subscription.The retail price for this travel bundle goes for an eye-watering $3,600 but is now on sale for only $199. Buyers using promo code VACATION15 can take an additional 15% off, bringing the final price to only $169.…
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  • Apple Original film 'Tetris' set to premeire at SXSW
    "Tetris" will premiere worldwide in March at South by Southwest 2023 and will launch on Apple TV+ soon.The film follows Henk Rogers, a video game salesman, on a quest to acquire the rights to Tetris. Taron Egerton ("Rocketman,") stars as Rogers.Nikita Efremov stars as Alexey Pajitnov, the Russian-born American game developer responsible for creating Tetris in Soviet-era Russia.Read more...
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  • Rokform Rugged iPad Case review: Strong protection in a slim casing
    Protective cases are usually bulky for max protection, but the Rokform Rugged iPad Case offers durability at a fraction of the dimensions of other protective cases.Rugged iPad Case Kickstand Grip in landscape orientationThe Rugged iPad Case offers a durable design that offers connectivity to magnetic surfaces and the ability to add additional accessories to the back of it with a push-and-twist installation method.Read more...
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  • Samsung Galaxy S23 vs iPhone 14 Pro - compared
    Samsung has released its answer to the iPhone 14 Pro and other smartphones. Here's how the Galaxy S23 compares against the iPhone 14 Pro.Galaxy S23 vs iPhone 14 ProSamsung has officially introduced its new array of smartphones, which includes the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra, a few months after Apple released its iPhone 14 lineup.Read more...
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  • Samsung partners with Google & Qualcomm for mixed reality
    Samsung Gear VR may have been abandoned, but Samsung isn't out of the mixed reality game yet as it has entered a partnership with Qualcomm and Google for future products.Samsung tried VR once beforeAugmented reality, virtual reality, and mixed reality all fall under a single blanket term — extended reality or XR. And Samsung has announced a new partnership with Qualcomm and Google to place a stake in the future of XR.Read more...
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  • Get Microsoft Office for Mac Home & Business 2021 for $29.99 - extended through the weekend
    Extended through the weekend! The 88% price drop on Microsoft Office for Mac Home & Business 2021 brings the standalone license down to $29.99.Save 88% on Microsoft Office software.For a limited time only, pick up a lifetime license to Microsoft Office for Mac Home & Business 2021 for just $29.99, a discount of 88% off MSRP.Read more...
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  • What to expect from Apple's holiday quarter earnings report
    Apple will be announcing its 2023 fiscal first quarter results later today. Here's what to expect from the holiday quarter earnings — and what Wall Street is predicting.Apple CEO Tim Cook (left) with CFO Luca MaestriApple revealed on January 4 that it will be holding its investor call on Thursday, February 2, at 2:00 PM Pacific, 5:00 PM Eastern, to discuss the first fiscal quarter earnings release from earlier in the day. Based on the usual timeline for results, details should be released by A…
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MacWorld

  • newSecurity researchers warn of a new Google malware scam that could infect your Mac
    If there’s one thing that computer users can always count on, it’s that hackers will always try to find ways to intrude upon your devices. And according to a report by security specialists Spamhaus and abuse.ch (via Ars Technica), hackers have become more aggressive with attempts to spread malware through Google searches for Mac software.Essentially, hackers are running ads that appear when using Google to search for software. The Google ads appear at the top of the search results and s…
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  • newApple TV+: ‘Pinecone and Pony’ season 2 and ‘Dear Edward’ are 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.This resource will list all the Apple TV+ content you can watch today, grouped into: TV shows, limited series, and movies. There’s also a ton of new content in the works for Apple’s $6.99-a-month service. If you want to know what’s on the way, check out our list of upcom…
    - 9 hours ago 3 Feb 23, 11:16pm -
  • newApple Arcade FAQ: ‘Castle Crumble’ is now available

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  • newBest cloud storage service for Mac
    These days cloud storage is all the rage, offering the convenience of access to your digital files without having to clog up your mobile devices’ storage. Provided you’ve got internet access, everything is hunky-dory.A good cloud storage solution backs up your important documents, photos, and videos, but it also helps keep all your devices in sync. It’s a great way to make sure your desktop, laptop, phone, and tablet all have instant access to all your digital content. It should also…
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  • newApple says interest in the ‘richer, larger’ HomePod is at an all-time high
    It might seem strange that Apple launched a 2nd-gen HomePod speaker that’s nearly identical to the first one, but there’s a simple reason why: People wanted it.In an interview with Men’s Journal, Alice Chan, the company’s vice president of product marketing, says that following two years of the HomePod mini, Apple had “heard more interest than ever for the acoustics of a richer, larger speaker.” That’s why it decided to resurrect the original HomePod nearly two years after the…
    - 12 hours ago 3 Feb 23, 8:23pm -
  • newBest USB-C hubs and adapters for Mac 2023
    USB-C is a newish standard of USB that allows transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps, as opposed to the maximum 5Gbps rate available with the older USB-A, while it also offers faster charging times. It’s no one-trick pony, either—USB-C handles data transfer, video output and power input. You’ll find Type C on the old 12in MacBook, and faster variants of it (called Thunderbolt 3 or 4) on the MacBook Pro (post-2016 models), MacBook Air (post-2018), the iMac (after 2017) and Mac mini (2018 and…
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  • newBest NAS drives for Mac 2023
    There are three types of storage you can use with your Mac. External storage devices like SSDs and hard drives can plug into your Mac and be used to back up your data or to extend your storage. There are also those little USB memory sticks you can use to store or transfer files, these days they can hold up to 2TB of files in your pocket.  These days cloud storage is particularly popular as it offers a simple way to access your data from anywhere, collaborate with teams of people, and it e…
    - 13 hours ago 3 Feb 23, 7:14pm -
  • newSave up to $500 on the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro in Amazon fire sale
    The new M2 Pro and M2 Max MacBook Pro hit are fantastic laptops, but with a starting price of $1,999 for the 14-inch model and $2,499 for the 16-inch one, they’re not exactly a bargain. But you still get a great deal on the older model: Amazon is selling several configurations of the M1 Pro and M1 Max 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro for as much as $500 off in a massive clearance sale. These are the models that are on sale and in stock:14-inch MacBook Pro (M1 Pro, 512GB): $1,699 ($300 off)…
    - 13 hours ago 3 Feb 23, 7:13pm -
  • newDown is up: iPhone slumps, iPad soars, and a huge quarter is too small
    If you were bored of all those stories every three months about Apple’s quarterly financial results setting records and posting one banner quarter after another, I’ve got great news! Apple’s first fiscal quarter of 2023–covering the holiday quarter of the calendar year 2022–was merely the company’s second-largest quarter ever, unable to match up with the same quarter a year ago.The world of Wall Street doesn’t care so much about Apple’s tidy $30 billion profit during the qua…
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  • newForget a new HomePod, Apple needs an assistant that’s actually smart
    Voice assistants aren’t perfect, and it would be unreasonable to expect them to be. The technology to recognize words themselves in a huge range of accents and tones is incredible, and further deciphering the jumbled cadences and vocabulary of natural speech takes the challenge to the next level. It’s not surprising that our devices sometimes can’t understand what we’re saying.But the problem with Siri, beyond all other voice assistants I’ve tried, isn’t merely failure. It’s m…
    - 15 hours ago 3 Feb 23, 5:00pm -
  • newWhat does Apple Mail’s ‘Load Content Directly’ button do?
    The message “Unable to load remote content privately” may not offer enough advice on how to proceed even though a Load Content Directly button appears. But the explanation isn’t insidious. Rather, it’s part of how Apple continues to tighten the screws on those who attempt to track what you do without asking for your permission.You will see this error starting in iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS 12 Monterey when you have Apple’s Mail Privacy Protection feature enabled and Apple can’t…
    - 18 hours ago 3 Feb 23, 2:30pm -
  • newAn original sealed iPhone is expected to sell for as much as 50 iPhone 14 Pros
    The iPhone 14 Pro may be the phone everyone wants, but an iPhone from 2007 is expected to fetch 50 times as much at an auction this weekend.Cosmetic tattoo artist Karen Green is selling an original 8GB iPhone from 2007 that was given to her by friends as a gift for starting a new job. Since she had just gotten a brand-new phone at the time, she never opened the box, and now she is auctioning it off to the highest bidder. The phone was featured on an episode of Doctor & The Diva’s Treasure…
    - 18 hours ago 3 Feb 23, 1:51pm -
  • Apple’s Q1 2023 earnings show first revenue decline in nearly 4 years
    Apple on Thursday posted its first quarterly revenue decline since 2019, bringing in $117.2 billion which is down 5 percent year over year. Mac sales were hit particularly hard, down about 30 percent year over year. iPhone sales also dipped by roughly 8 percent.Apple was expected to post a significant reduction in revenue for the quarter, which saw several factors weighing on the company’s sales. Most notably, there were weeks-long issues with iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max productio…
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  • This short film about time travel was shot entirely on an iPhone 14 Pro
    Apple has a long history of producing amazing short videos and films that were shot on iPhone. Its latest is maybe the most ambitious yet, a 30-minute short film titled “Fursat” from director Vishal Bhardwaj. It’s about a young man who invents a magical device that lets him see the future, which he becomes obsessed with, risking everything he loves in the present. You can watch it on YouTube, embedded below.The production values are impressive, with great lighting, sets, choreograph…
    - 1 day ago 3 Feb 23, 2:02am -
  • Apple reportedly axes the position of design chief in major company shift
    Ever since Steve Jobs rolled out the iMac to a captive audience in 1998, Apple’s head of hardware design has been one of the most prestigious and important roles at the company. Now in a major policy shift, Apple won’t be naming a new design czar to replace Evans Hankey, who has held the position since 2019.According to a Bloomberg report, a “core group of about 20 industrial designers” will now report to chief operating officer Jeff Williams, who has been with the company since 199…
    - 1 day ago 3 Feb 23, 1:48am -
  • Apple missed the chance to turn the HomePod 2 into a killer soundbar
    To say that the 2nd-generation HomePod announcement was a surprise is something of an understatement. While there had been some rumblings that a new model was in the works, the timing was completely unexpected, arriving on a Wednesday morning in the middle of January following the launch of the M2 Mac mini and MacBook Pro.But what’s even stranger than the timing is the HomePod itself. The HomePod site gives little indication that it’s a new model, and Apple has seemingly gone to great l…
    - 1 day ago 2 Feb 23, 10:36pm -
  • The Apple Watch Ultra is again rumored to get a next-gen microLED display
    When the Apple Watch Ultra arrived last year with a 49mm display, it was Apple’s biggest watch yet at a full 4mm larger than the 45mm Apple Watch Series 8. When the 2nd generation model arrives, it could be even bigger–and a whole lot better.While Apple isn’t expected to update the Apple Watch Ultra until 2024, using the same two-year cadence as the Apple Watch SE, it could have a display that’s 10 percent larger than the current model, according to a new report from DigiTimes. Whil…
    - 1 day ago 2 Feb 23, 9:02pm -
  • Top 25 Mac games for 2023
    Unfortunately in recent years a number of great games for Mac have declined because many are no longer supported. Every new version of macOS tends to break a few games, but macOS Catalina in 2019 meant that lot of games that used 32-bit code were no longer Mac compatible.At the same time that Apple went 64-bit only it also introduced Metal for 3D graphics, which left a lot of games developers with a decision: make new Mac versions of their games or stop making them. Unfortunately many chose…
    - 1 day ago 2 Feb 23, 8:19pm -
  • Even with the M2 Pro, Mac gaming is as bad as it’s ever been
    Now that the Mac mini is available with an M2 Pro, Apple is making the case that it’s a great gaming computer. As the Mac mini site states, you can “jump into graphics-intensive AAA games like No Man’s Sky and Resident Evil Village with fluid frame rates and high fidelity—all enabled by the incredible GPU performance of M2 or M2 Pro.”And with really good native support for Xbox and PlayStation controllers in the latest version of macOS, yes, you can certainly have a good time gami…
    - 2 days ago 2 Feb 23, 5:00pm -
  • MacBook Air: Buy now or wait?
    The MacBook Air is Apple’s most popular laptop, and for good reason. It’s thin and light, performs very well, and is the most affordable laptop Apple sells.At the end of 2020, it got its first major revision in a long time as one of the first Mac models to be powered by Apple Silicon. The M1 MacBook Air is a fantastic laptop—but there’s a much better one on the way. In June 2022 at WWDC, Apple announced an all-new MacBook Air with a better M2 processor, a new design, and several wel…
    - 2 days ago 2 Feb 23, 4:30pm -