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  • newTop Stories: macOS 10.15.5, New Powerbeats Pro Colors, iPhone 12 and 13 Rumors, and More
    This week saw an interesting mix of news and rumors on the Apple front, led by the release of macOS 10.15.5, which brings a new battery health feature to newer Mac notebooks, while we also saw the official announcement of new colors for the Powerbeats Pro earphones.On the rumor front, we heard a few tidbits about not just this year's iPhone 12 but also next year's iPhone, while we saw photos and videos of a new style of Leather Loop Apple Watch band. And finally, there was a weird iOS bug last…
    - 2 hours ago 30 May 20, 6:30pm -
  • new8 Mac Tips and Tricks You Might Not Know
    There are tons of hidden features and shortcuts for Macs that Apple has built into macOS over the years, ranging from shortcuts to keyboard commands to other little hacks to make Mac usage just a bit simpler. In our latest YouTube video, we highlighted several of these tips and tricks, and some of them might just be new to you.Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.Transfer Files Fast - If you hold down "T" when your Mac is booting up, you can enter Target Disk Mode. In thi…
    - 20 hours ago 30 May 20, 1:06am -
  • newMacRumors Giveaway: Win a HyperCube Wireless Charging Station From Ampere
    For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Ampere to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a HyperCube Wireless Charging Station, which is a nifty cube-shaped wireless charger that has more than 13 smart features packed into it.The HyperCube, priced at $160, is designed to be an all-in-one bedside charging solution and sleep aid.It has three Qi-based wireless charging surfaces that can be used to charge smartphones, AirPods, and AirPods Pro, plus there's an LED panel at the back that c…
    - 21 hours ago 29 May 20, 11:32pm -
  • newPowerbeats Pro Debut in Four New Colors: Spring Yellow, Cloud Pink, Lava Red, and Glacier Blue
    Following a couple of leaks in recent weeks, Beats today is officially announcing four new colors for its Powerbeats Pro wireless earphones: Spring Yellow, Cloud Pink, Lava Red, and Glacier Blue. The new earphones will go on sale June 9 and sell for the same $249.95 price as the existing color options.Aside from the colors, the new ‌Powerbeats Pro‌ models are otherwise identical to the original Powerbeats Pro, offering up to nine hours of listening time with the charging case bringing the…
    - 22 hours ago 29 May 20, 10:30pm -
  • new'Central Park' Debuts on Apple TV+: Animated Musical Comedy From Creators of 'Bob's Burgers'
    Animated musical comedy series "Central Park" was released on Apple TV+ today, with the first two episodes now available to stream."Central Park" revolves around the Tillermans, a family that lives in New York City's famous Central Park while attempting to fend off a wealthy hotel heiress who wants to turn the park into condos. The series is created, written, and executive produced by Emmy Award winner Loren Bouchard, creator of popular animated series "Bob's Burgers."The series stars Josh G…
    - 24 hours ago 29 May 20, 9:00pm -
  • Apple Asks LG Display for Urgent Supply of LCD Panels to Meet iPad Demand in Asia
    Apple has asked LG Display to urgently supply LCD panels for iPads, following a surge in orders for tablet PCs and laptop monitors in the wake of the global health crisis, reports Business Korea.Apple has recently asked LG Display to supply LCD panels for the iPad fast. LG Display is expected to start supplying them as early as June by operating the production lines at full throttle.Apple originally cut orders for the second quarter of this year in anticipation of significantly reduced contract…
    - 1 day ago 29 May 20, 5:37pm -
  • Tile Writes to EU Accusing Apple of Abuse of Power
    Bluetooth accessory maker Tile has written to the European Union accusing Apple of abuse of power and of illegally favoring its own products.According to a report by Financial Times, in a letter sent on Tuesday to the European Commissioner for Competition, the accessory maker said that Apple is making it harder for users to use Tile products on iPhone because it has its own rival Find My app.In a letter sent to European competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager on Tuesday, California-based…
    - 1 day ago 29 May 20, 4:59pm -
  • YouTube Rolls Out 'Chapters' Feature to Mark Specific Content in a Video
    YouTube is rolling out a new Chapters feature across mobile and web that should make searching through a video for specific content a lot less annoying.One of the frustrating things about YouTube is having to scrub through long videos and stopping and starting playback to find the content that interests you. Until now, users had to rely on considerate YouTubers adding a list of timestamps in their video descriptions to help viewers in their search.But YouTube's Chapters feature aims to do aw…
    - 1 day ago 29 May 20, 4:14pm -
  • Apple Maintains Supremacy in Wearables Market With 21.2 Million Units Shipped in Q1 2020
    Apple maintained its consummate lead in the global wearable products market in the first quarter of this year, based on research conducted by IDC.According to the report, Apple's lot grew by 13.3 million units, or 59.9 percent year on year, handing it a 23.7 percent share of the market.Despite difficulties in the supply chain for Apple Watch, the company saw strong results thanks to its Beats and AirPods range (the report treats "hearables" as a subset of wearables). IDC put the strong dem…
    - 1 day ago 29 May 20, 2:46pm -
  • Twitter Enables Scheduled Tweets in Web App
    Twitter says it has added the ability to schedule tweets using its web interface, suggesting the same option could eventually make it to the platform's iOS app.Previously, users who wanted to schedule tweets have had to use third-party apps like Buffer and TweetDeck. Now they can do so in Twitter's native web app, via a calendar icon on the bottom of the compose window.In addition, users can now also save draft tweets in the web app, although currently they won't be synced to drafts in Twitt…
    - 1 day ago 29 May 20, 1:59pm -
  • How to Install the New Free Mac Fonts in macOS Catalina
    Apple recently bought licenses for several new fonts in macOS Catalina. But given they're an optional download, you might not even be aware that you can access them for free.Reported by Typography.Guru, the new system fonts were licensed from type foundries including Commercial Type, Klim Type Foundry and Mark Simonson Studio. To view and install the optional fonts, follow these steps.Installing Fonts in CatalinaLaunch the Font Book app on your Mac.Select All Fonts in the sidebar.Browse t…
    - 1 day ago 29 May 20, 1:40pm -
  • Apple Begins Selling Refurbished iPhone XR Models
    Apple today began selling certified refurbished iPhone XR models in select colors and capacities for the first time in the United States. Refurbished iPhone XR models are priced at a roughly 16 percent discount compared to current pricing on brand-new units, knocking $100–120 off of the regular price.In addition to the 64GB and 128GB capacities matching current brand-new ‌iPhone XR‌ models, refurbished units are also available with 256GB of storage, although currently only in black. The…
    - 1 day ago 29 May 20, 10:20am -
  • Judge Dismisses 'Servant' Copyright Lawsuit Against Apple and M. Night Shyamalan
    A lawsuit that accused Apple and M. Night Shyamalan of copying 2013 film "The Truth About Emanuel" for the "Servant" Apple TV+ series has been dismissed, reports Variety.A federal judge today threw out the copyright lawsuit, which had been levied against Apple and Shyamalan by director Francesca Gregorini, who claimed that "Servant" appropriated the plot of her movie and used the same "cinematic language," resulting in a "substantially similar feeling, mood, and theme."Gregorini also claime…
    - 2 days ago 29 May 20, 5:20am -
  • Apple Pay Promo Offers 30% Discount From Ray-Ban
    Apple sends out Apple Pay promotional emails on a regular basis, and this week's promotion provides a 30 percent discount on custom sunglasses or eyeglasses from Ray-Ban when using ‌Apple Pay‌ and the promo code APPLEPAY at checkout.The deal applies only to custom orders on the Ray-Ban.com website, and the promotion is valid until June 3, 2020. The Ray-Ban website features a Custom Lab that allows users to choose from 37 styles, 149 lens types, and 290 color options.Pricing for sunglasse…
    - 2 days ago 29 May 20, 5:05am -
  • 'SpongeBob: Patty Pursuit' Now Available on Apple Arcade
    Apple regularly adds new games to its Apple Arcade gaming service, and this week's addition features characters from the popular SpongeBob cartoon. Described as a platform running game, SpongeBob: Patty Pursuit allows players to take on the role of SpongeBob to defeat Plankton's minions and rescue SpongeBob's friends.Trouble has come to Bikini Bottom! The evil "mastermind" Sheldon J. Plankton has once again hatched a plan to steal the secret Krabby Patty formula. This time he has enlisted his a…
    - 2 days ago 29 May 20, 4:23am -
  • Apple Picks Up 'Hedy Lamarr' TV Show Starring Gal Gadot
    Apple recently gave a straight-to-series order for an upcoming TV show about film legend Hedy Lamarr, which is set to star Gal Gadot, reports Variety.The show follows the true story of actress, film producer, and inventor Hedy Lamarr, who starred in 30 films and co-invented an early version of frequency-hopping spread spectrum."Hedy Lamarr" will follow the true story of the Hollywood glamour girl, spanning 30 years from Lamarr's escape from pre-war Vienna; to her meteoric rise in the Golden Ag…
    - 2 days ago 29 May 20, 12:53am -
  • More Photos and Video of Apple's Redesigned Leather Loop Watch Band Surface
    Images of a new version of the Leather Loop that Apple appears to have in development surfaced yesterday, and today, Vietnamese site Tinhte.vn has shared additional photos and videos that give us a clearer picture of what to expect from the new band.The bands come in colors that include red, hot pink, blue, black, and brown, with some of the bands featuring different colored accents at the side. The design features more distinct ridging that does not extend to the edge of the band, and it fea…
    - 2 days ago 28 May 20, 11:20pm -
  • Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 107 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements
    Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced four years ago in March 2016. Apple designed the Safari Technology Preview to test features that may be introduced into future release versions of Safari.Safari Technology Preview release 107 includes bug fixes and performance improvements for Web Inspector, Web API, CSS, Rendering, Scrolling, Media, IndexedDB, JavaScript, Web Animations, Async Clipboard API, Accessibility, and CSS…
    - 2 days ago 28 May 20, 11:17pm -
  • Hulu and Plex Rolling Out New Features for Streaming Video With Friends
    Hulu is testing a new "Watch Party" feature that's designed to allow up to eight people to watch TV shows and movies together through the Hulu website and chat with one another while the content is playing.Some Hulu users who sign in on the web will see a popup describing the new Watch Party option, which is available for a select number of TV shows and movies. Watch Party is limited to customers who have the Hulu plan with no ads, and it is only on the web at this timeWe're testing something…
    - 2 days ago 28 May 20, 10:52pm -
  • Tidal Debuts Dolby Atmos Music Support for Apple TV 4K
    Music streaming service Tidal is bringing Dolby Atmos Music to Dolby Atmos-enabled devices like TVs, sound bars, speakers, and, notable for Apple users, the 4K Apple TV.Apple's 4K ‌Apple TV‌, released in 2017, supports Dolby Atmos, a feature that brings more immersive sound for content when the ‌Apple TV‌ is paired with a Dolby Atmos soundbar or receiver and speakers.According to Dolby, Tidal support for Dolby Atmos is rolling out to compatible television streaming boxes as of today.…
    - 2 days ago 28 May 20, 10:16pm -

The Unofficial Apple Blog

  • newEarth’s first off-world colonies will be built on soil
    As Apollo astronauts trundled and trod awkwardly across the desolate lunar landscape, an insidious menace scuffed up their spacesuits. Moondust. Fine as talcum powder, sharp as glass and seemingly everywhere, these super-fine particles coated the ast...
    - 56 mins ago 30 May 20, 7:46pm -
  • newRecommended Reading: He bought StubHub right before the pandemic
    Worst. Deal. Ever.Noah Kirsch, ForbesIn November, Eric Baker’s online ticket marketplace Viagogo purchased rival StubHub for $4 billion. Baker was actually one of StubHub’s co-founders before he was fired from the company. The deal closed in February...
    - 1 hour ago 30 May 20, 7:30pm -
  • newThe Morning After: Why would anyone buy a $350 'anti-5G' USB stick?
    It’s normal for our weekend newsletter to recap some of the highlight stories posted earlier in the week. It’s a bit unusual for them to include one about Pablo Escobar’s brother trying to sell refurbished iPhone 11 Pros. Back on our usual beat, we’l...
    - 1 hour ago 30 May 20, 7:20pm -
  • newBest Buy is selling the Lenovo Smart Clock for half of its launch price
    If you’re looking for an affordable Google-powered smart speaker, you may want to check out the Lenovo Smart Clock that’s currently on sale for $40 on Best Buy. That’s down $20 from its $60 retail price, and that’s also half of the device’s original...
    - 6 hours ago 30 May 20, 2:30pm -
  • newSave $70 on Jabra's Elite 85h noise-cancelling headphones at Best Buy
    If you're looking for a pair of noise-cancelling headphones to give you some peace and quiet while working from home, Best Buy has a compelling offer on one of the better pairs you can buy at the moment. The Jabra Elite 85h are currently $180, down f...
    - 6 hours ago 30 May 20, 2:30pm -
  • new'Call of Duty: Warzone' adds Duos mode in Battle Royale
    Call of Duty: Warzone has a new mode for Battle Royale that could make or break friendships. In Duos mode, you play as a two-person team to battle enemies in Verdansk, complete contracts and beat other squads to be the last pair standing at the end....
    - 7 hours ago 30 May 20, 1:36pm -
  • newThe Android 11 beta launch event has been postponed
    The launch of the Android 11 beta had already been delayed after Google I/O was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, and now it’s getting pushed back again. A virtual launch event for the start of the beta release was scheduled for Wednesday, bu...
    - 9 hours ago 30 May 20, 11:52am -
  • newSony exec touts PS5 exclusive games while Xbox pushes 'choice, value'
    A new console generation is just around the corner, and with it comes a new battle over whose strategy is better, and which one better serves gamers. Earlier, Sony announced an event next week where it will show off “the future of gaming on PlayStati...
    - 12 hours ago 30 May 20, 8:35am -
  • newAnother SpaceX Starship prototype explodes after an engine test
    While the next launch attempt for Crew Dragon is still set for tomorrow afternoon in Florida, in Texas SpaceX is busy working on its Starship project. This afternoon the company appeared to successfully complete a static fire test on the SN4 prototyp...
    - 16 hours ago 30 May 20, 4:52am -
  • newTwitter said Trump broke its rules. Facebook allows the same posts.
    If Twitter’s decision to hide Donald Trump’s tweet has amped up the pressure on Facebook to do the same, it hasn’t resulted in any noticeable action from the social network. Twitter said in a statement Trump’s words received the label “in the interes...
    - 19 hours ago 30 May 20, 2:04am -
  • newThe ultra-chill ‘Tetris Effect’ soundtrack is now available for streaming
    The hypnotic chillwave soundtrack of Tetris Effect is now available for streaming, composer Hydelic announced on the PlayStation Blog. The zen music can be streamed for free on BandCamp, and can also be found on Spotify, YouTube Music and Amazon.Afte...
    - 19 hours ago 30 May 20, 1:56am -
  • newEight US companies will manufacture NASA’s COVID-19 ventilator
    Last month, the FDA rushed a NASA-designed ventilator through its fast-track Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) program in hopes that it might be used to treat COVID-19 patients. Caltech, which manages NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), offered t...
    - 19 hours ago 30 May 20, 1:25am -
  • newHBO Max is a mess -- but it's still a smart bet on HBO’s future
    Confusion and HBO Max practically go hand-in-hand. When AT&T's WarnerMedia announced the streaming service last year, it was hard to tell if it was going to be an additional charge for existing HBO Now and cable subscribers. It took a few more mo...
    - 20 hours ago 30 May 20, 1:04am -
  • newAmazon's Echo Look fashion camera will stop working on July 24th
    We hope you wren’t leaning on Amazon’s Echo Look for fashion advice — you’ll have to find an alternative soon. Amazon has confirmed to Voicebot.ai (via TechCrunch) that that it’s shutting down Echo Look functionality on July 24th. Simply put, the com...
    - 20 hours ago 30 May 20, 12:14am -
  • newJabra’s Elite 75t earbuds now offer personalized sound and customizable controls
    The Jabra Elite 75t and Elite Active 75t already offered high-quality audio at a palatable price, but the latest update for these true wireless earbuds adds customization options that make them even better. The update, available now, adds MySound and...
    - 21 hours ago 29 May 20, 11:51pm -
  • newStadia Pro members get six free games in June
    Google is still determined to reel in Stadia customers by lavishing subscribers with free games. The internet giant has revealed that Stadia Pro members will get six bonus games in June, or twice as many as usual. These are titles you might recognize...
    - 21 hours ago 29 May 20, 11:35pm -
  • newSenators ask FTC to investigate Instacart over 'tip baiting'
    Tip baiting, where delivery service customers promise generous tips to couriers only to stiff them afterward, is a scummy practice — and politicians want to know if companies are letting it slide. A group of US senators led by Brian Schatz have sent...
    - 21 hours ago 29 May 20, 11:29pm -
  • newThe best deals we found this week: AirPods Pro, Fire TV Cube and more
    Memorial Day may be behind us but you can still grab some of its deals. Apple’s AirPods Pro are still at the very good sale price of $228 at Amazon, and a bunch of Fire TV devices are on sale as well. The Fire TV Cube is $100 right now and both the F...
    - 22 hours ago 29 May 20, 11:10pm -
  • newIs there a good reason to buy the Apple Watch Series 5 ?
    It’s been five years since Apple debuted its smartwatch, and in that time the square-faced device has become iconic and infamous. The most recent version offers ‘dimmable’ faces that keep the screen available at all times, courtesy of its low-tempera...
    - 22 hours ago 29 May 20, 10:45pm -
  • newSony will require devs to make future PS4 games compatible with the PS5
    Developers hoping to publish a PlayStation 4 game will have to ensure that their title also works on the upcoming PS5, according to Eurogamer. Documentation from Sony’s internal partner portal states that, as of July 13th, any software submitted for...
    - 22 hours ago 29 May 20, 10:29pm -
  • newGoPro Labs gives users access to experimental features
    Beginning today, GoPro “superusers” can tinker with new, experimental features through the official GoPro Labs. The sandbox gives users access to tricks GoPro is testing behind the scenes. Users will be able to, for instance, add ReelSteady’s stabili...
    - 22 hours ago 29 May 20, 10:20pm -
  • newUK’s biggest solar plant gets the official go-ahead
    A proposed solar park that would be the largest in the United Kingdom has received a greenlight from government officials for development, the UK Planning Inspectorate Office announced Thursday. The Cleve Hill Solar Park would consist of 880,000 sola...
    - 23 hours ago 29 May 20, 10:03pm -
  • newThe UK is cracking down on sales of fraudulent ‘anti-5G’ USB sticks
    London’s Trading Standards office, along with City of London police, are attempting to stop the sale of a device a company claims can protect people against the supposed dangers of 5G spectrum. Stephen Knight, operations director for London Trading S...
    - 23 hours ago 29 May 20, 9:40pm -
  • newAdidas and Allbirds team up to make environmentally friendly shoes
    Sneaker brands collaborate all the time, but they usually do so with companies outside of the footwear industry. Adidas’ latest joint effort, though, involves sustainable shoe maker Allbirds, and the two hope to create a high performance sneaker whil...
    - 24 hours ago 29 May 20, 9:02pm -
  • Sony will show off more than an hour of PS5 games on June 4th
    It’s almost time. Sony will showcase PS5 games for the first time in a live stream on June 4th at 4 PM ET. It follows a recent report that Sony was set to pull back the curtain on some next-generation titles next week.The stream, which will run on Tw...
    - 1 day ago 29 May 20, 8:41pm -

9to5 Mac Apple News

  • newApple loses appeal in Italy over 10 million euro fine for iPhone performance throttling
    Back in 2018, Apple was hit with a 10 million euro fine in Italy over the iPhone performance throttling scandal. Apple quickly appealed the ruling, but new court filings this week reveal that the company has lost that appeal, and the 10 million euro fine still stands. more…The post Apple loses appeal in Italy over 10 million euro fine for iPhone performance throttling appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 51 mins ago 30 May 20, 7:51pm -
  • newZoom planning to roll out stronger encryption for paying customers, report says
    Zoom has announced that it will “strengthen encryption of video calls” to help boost security for users. As reported by Reuters, the company plans to roll out this stronger encryption only to users who pay for Zoom, not those who use the free tier of the service. more…The post Zoom planning to roll out stronger encryption for paying customers, report says appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 hours ago 30 May 20, 6:57pm -
  • newMaking the Grade: COVID-19 allowed Google Classroom to shine, while iTunes U hasn’t been updated in years
    As it became apparent that COVID–19 would send schools home, many IT directors suddenly had to build out distant learning solutions overnight. Since then, I’ve read about countless deployments of Google Classroom, Schoology, and other Learning Management Solutions being used to support at-home learning. There is one app I’ve not seen a single mention of during COVID–19, and that is iTunes U. more…The post Making the Grade: COVID-19 allowed Google Classroom to shine, while iTunes U ha…
    - 2 hours ago 30 May 20, 6:30pm -
  • newApple TV+ original comedy series ‘Ted Lasso’ to debut in August
    Last night, Apple announced its latest original series heading to Apple TV+: ‘Ted Lasso’ starring Jason Sudeikis. The comedy is based on the character of the same name from the viral NBC Sports ads. The show will air on August 14. more…The post Apple TV+ original comedy series ‘Ted Lasso’ to debut in August appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 6 hours ago 30 May 20, 2:21pm -
  • newHere’s how an unknown TikTok clone topped the App Store charts
    Been on the App Store over the past few days? You might have noticed a curious new free iPhone app in the number one spot called Zynn. As it turns out it’s a TikTok clone that’s going after users of the popular app in the US. So how did it just beat out the massively popular TikTok in the App Store charts? A pyramid scheme that pays people to use it and refer friends… more…The post Here’s how an unknown TikTok clone topped the App Store charts appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 17 hours ago 30 May 20, 3:12am -
  • new9to5Rewards: Still time to win the 2020 iPhone SE from Incipio
    Readers still have plenty of time to enter our latest giveaway on 9to5Rewards. We’ve teamed up with Incipio for the release of its new biodegradable iPhone case collection to reward one reader with the 2020 iPhone SE (64GB). Head below to enter and get a closer look at the eco-friendly lineup of cases available for both the new iPhone SE and iPhone 11/Pro models.  more…The post 9to5Rewards: Still time to win the 2020 iPhone SE from Incipio appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 18 hours ago 30 May 20, 2:45am -
  • newApple Music’s Zane Lowe brings interviews with iconic artists to new podcast
    Apple Music’s Zane Lowe has debuted a new podcast that will be home to his interviews with popular artists. The latest episode is with Lady Gaga as she’s about to launch her new album Chromatica. Even though the podcast just launched, it also features interviews from previous guests he’s had on Beats 1. more…The post Apple Music’s Zane Lowe brings interviews with iconic artists to new podcast appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 18 hours ago 30 May 20, 2:34am -
  • newHow to watch UFC Fight Night Woodley vs Burns on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, more
    UFC Fight Night Woodley vs Burns is slated for the UFC Apex center on Saturday, May 30th at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. Follow along for how to watch on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, PC, and more. more…The post How to watch UFC Fight Night Woodley vs Burns on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 18 hours ago 30 May 20, 2:15am -
  • newHands-on with Powerbeats Pro in Spring Yellow, Cloud Pink, Lava Red, and Glacier Blue colors
    It’s been one year since Beats debuted the awesome Powerbeats Pro totally wireless earphones (reviewed) with AirPods intelligence, and today the lineup is expanding with four new colors. The new colors join Black, Ivory, Navy, and Moss versions, bringing the total color count to eight options.Here’s what you need to know including a hands-on look at each new color: more…The post Hands-on with Powerbeats Pro in Spring Yellow, Cloud Pink, Lava Red, and Glacier Blue colors appeared first…
    - 22 hours ago 29 May 20, 10:29pm -
  • newHomeKit Weekly: Eve Degree is a handy device for tracking local climate
    Weather plays a huge part in the automation of your home. From understanding when to heat and cool your home to running the sprinklers at optimal temperatures, being able to drill down with the actual temperature of your home is going to be is a handy feature. I’ve been using the Eve Degree for the past few weeks, and it’s become one of my favorite HomeKit accessories. more…The post HomeKit Weekly: Eve Degree is a handy device for tracking local climate appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 23 hours ago 29 May 20, 9:30pm -
  • newSave $300 on 13-inch MacBook Pro, plus Apple’s Magic Keyboards on sale, more in today’s best deals
    Apple’s previous-generation 13-inch MacBook Pro is $300 off in today’s best deals. You can also save on Apple’s various Magic Keyboards and Eve HomeKit accessories. Hit the jump for all of that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more…The post Save $300 on 13-inch MacBook Pro, plus Apple’s Magic Keyboards on sale, more in today’s best deals appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 23 hours ago 29 May 20, 9:29pm -
  • new9to5Mac Happy Hour 279: Apple Store at the curb, macOS 10.15.5, Apple TV+ expansions
    This week Zac and Benjamin discuss the state of Apple Stores during the global pandemic, updates to Apple’s Exposure Notifications API, macOS 10.15.5 and new battery features, new details about Messages for Mac on macOS 10.16, loads of Apple TV+ developments, and much more.Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 SpotifySponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep tracking solution to help you get a better night’s sleep. Download it fro…
    - 24 hours ago 29 May 20, 8:58pm -
  • Apple Watch sleep-tracking app AutoSleep adds charging reminders, Smart Alarm feature
    AutoSleep is one of the most popular and powerful sleep tracking applications for iPhone and Apple Watch. A new update to AutoSleep today adds a pair of new features designed to improve the Apple Watch sleep tracking experience: charge reminders and Smart Alarms. more…The post Apple Watch sleep-tracking app AutoSleep adds charging reminders, Smart Alarm feature appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 29 May 20, 7:43pm -
  • iPhone XR hits Apple’s refurbished storefront for the first time
    Apple quietly refreshed its online storefront this morning bringing some new inventory to the mix at notable discounts. For the first time, iPhone XR is now available for purchase with deals from $539. As usual, Apple remains at the top of its refurbished game with one of the best policies out there including all of the original accessories and more. Full details on pricing and availability can be found just below. more…The post iPhone XR hits Apple’s refurbished storefront for the first…
    - 1 day ago 29 May 20, 7:39pm -
  • 9to5Mac Daily: May 29, 2020 – Apple TV+ deals, Apple’s Wearables business
    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 Incipio: Check out the 100% plant-based case collection for Apple’s iPhone SEhttps://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/05/9to5Mac-Daily-05-29-20.mp3 more…The post 9to5Mac Daily: May 29, 2020 – Apple TV+ deals, Apple’s Wearables busi…
    - 1 day ago 29 May 20, 6:58pm -
  • LG Display asked to step up production as iPad demand ‘surged’ in Asia
    While sales of Apple’s tablet in China may have suffered in the first quarter of the year, a report today says that iPad demand has surged in Asia since then.LG Display has reportedly been asked to max out its production of iPad screens to keep up with demand … more…The post LG Display asked to step up production as iPad demand ‘surged’ in Asia appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 29 May 20, 6:48pm -
  • Apple $5 movie sale includes classics and recent releases up to 75% off
    Following Tuesday’s huge movie bundle sale at Apple, we’re getting a fresh batch of price drops today. Apple has a number of 4K and HD titles reduced in price to $5 as we roll into the weekend. You’d typically pay $10 here and upwards of $20 as a variety of films have returned to or hit new all-time low prices. Hit the jump for all of our top picks from Apple’s latest $5 movie sale. more…The post Apple $5 movie sale includes classics and recent releases up to 75% off appeared firs…
    - 1 day ago 29 May 20, 6:14pm -
  • Tile’s antitrust claims against Apple now being made in Europe as well as US
    Tile’s antitrust claims against Apple, first made in the US, are now being made in Europe too.The smart tracker company claimed that Apple was acting anti-competitively by giving different levels of iOS access to Tile and Apple’s own upcoming tracker product, AirTag … more…The post Tile’s antitrust claims against Apple now being made in Europe as well as US appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 29 May 20, 6:08pm -
  • New to Powerbeats Pro? Here’s everything you need to know to master the totally wireless Beats
    New to Powerbeats Pro or planning to buy the new totally wireless Beats? The newest Beats earphones are all-new, delivering Apple AirPods features and improvements to original Beats Powerbeats design. Read on to learn how to master the brand new Powerbeats Pro totally wireless earphones. more…The post New to Powerbeats Pro? Here’s everything you need to know to master the totally wireless Beats appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 29 May 20, 5:30pm -
  • HomeKit air-purifier goes on sale in US on June 15; new Onvis HomeKit camera
    The HomeKit-compatible air-purifier from Vocolinc will go on sale in the US from June 15. The Vocolinc PureFlow Air Purifier had previously been put up for pre-order in Europe.The company says it’s also compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant … more…The post HomeKit air-purifier goes on sale in US on June 15; new Onvis HomeKit camera appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 29 May 20, 5:28pm -
  • Trump versus Twitter battle intensifies; could backfire on president [Updated]
    Update: The White House Twitter account retweeted the tweet placed behind a warning, and Twitter has now placed the same warning on that.The Trump versus Twitter battle has escalated, with the president signing an executive order that threatens the legal status of social networks, and Twitter applying a warning notice to a Trump tweet which was deemed to glorify violence … more…The post Trump versus Twitter battle intensifies; could backfire on president [Updated] appeared first on 9to5M…
    - 1 day ago 29 May 20, 4:52pm -
  • Apple TV+ Guide: Here are all the Apple TV shows and movies 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: Here are all the Apple TV shows and movies available now appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 29 May 20, 3:25pm -
  • [Update: Thailand’s Apple Iconsiam reopens June 1] COVID-19: Which Apple Stores have reopened?
    On March 13, Apple closed all of its retail stores outside of Greater China in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. As many regions around the world ease shelter-in-place orders, Apple is reopening its stores with additional safety procedures and a new social distancing protocol. In the US, each state has a slightly different timeline for reopening businesses, which may leave you wondering: is my Apple Store open? more…The post [Update: Thailand’s Apple Iconsiam reopens June 1] COVID…
    - 1 day ago 29 May 20, 9:32am -
  • New ‘Perspective Icons’ collection from MacStories let’s you personalize OmniFocus Pro
    The folks at MacStories have released a stunning new collection of perspective icons for OmniFocus. These icons were specifically designed for OmniFocus Pro, allowing you to completely customize your experience in the app. more…The post New ‘Perspective Icons’ collection from MacStories let’s you personalize OmniFocus Pro appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 29 May 20, 6:14am -
  • IDC: Apple still dominates the wearable market with 21.2 million units shipped in Q1 2020
    Apple continues to lead the market for wearable products, according to the latest IDC report. The company shipped 21.2 million units of these products in the first quarter of 2020, which represents 29.3% of the total share. more…The post IDC: Apple still dominates the wearable market with 21.2 million units shipped in Q1 2020 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 29 May 20, 6:09am -
  • Review: Lutron Aurora solves the biggest problem with Philips Hue smart bulbs
    Philips Hue bulbs are one of the easiest ways to give your existing light fixtures smart home capabilities, including through Apple’s HomeKit platform. The problem with Philips Hue switches is that whenever a wall light switch is flipped off, the smart lights become unresponsive. The Lutron Aurora dimmer is a simple yet ingenious way to solve this problem. more…The post Review: Lutron Aurora solves the biggest problem with Philips Hue smart bulbs appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 29 May 20, 5:16am -
  • TIDAL announces Dolby Atmos support for sound bars and set-top boxes, Apple TV included
    TIDAL is known for its HiFi plan, which allows users to stream high-fidelity, lossless audio. The company has announced today that it is expanding Dolby Atmos compatibility for sound bars and set-top boxes, enabling immersive sound on more devices, including the Apple TV 4K. more…The post TIDAL announces Dolby Atmos support for sound bars and set-top boxes, Apple TV included appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 29 May 20, 5:05am -
  • These are the latest Apple Arcade games for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and Apple TV
    Apple Arcade launched with close to 100 titles and the service is seeing new games added regularly. Follow along with our guide on the latest from Apple’s gaming service. more…The post These are the latest Apple Arcade games for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and Apple TV appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 29 May 20, 4:59am -
  • Latest weekly Apple Pay promotion offers 30% purchases from Ray-Ban
    Apple has returned with a new weekly Apple Pay promotion. This time, you can get 30% off custom sunglasses or eyeglasses from Ray-Ban when you check out with Apple Pay. more…The post Latest weekly Apple Pay promotion offers 30% purchases from Ray-Ban appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 29 May 20, 4:47am -
  • Training Today for Apple Watch helps coach you on workout intensity and rest days
    A neat new Apple Watch app has landed in the App Store today to let you know how your body is responding to exercise, help prevent injury from overtraining, and when the optimal time is to train. more…The post Training Today for Apple Watch helps coach you on workout intensity and rest days appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 29 May 20, 1:23am -
  • elago intros new AirPods case made to look like the iconic Mini car
    elago is back again today with its latest AirPods Case, this time designed after the iconic Mini car. Made for AirPods 1 and 2, you’ll be able to wrap your earbuds case in one of the most well-known designs of all-time, with your choice of three different colors. Hit the jump for full details and more. more…The post elago intros new AirPods case made to look like the iconic Mini car appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 29 May 20, 1:10am -
  • [Update: New pictures and video] Leaked images may show redesigned Leather Loop for Apple Watch
    Apple could be planning a redesign for the Apple Watch Leather Loop. A tipster shared a variety of images of a new Apple Watch Leather Loop with 9to5Mac earlier this month, and now similar images have surfaced on Reddit. more…The post [Update: New pictures and video] Leaked images may show redesigned Leather Loop for Apple Watch appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 29 May 20, 12:14am -
  • Qualcomm announces new Wi-Fi 6E chips for smartphones and routers
    Qualcomm has announced its next-gen wireless chips that support the new Wi-Fi 6E standard. The “E” in Wi-Fi 6E stands for “extended” and supported devices will be able to operate on the newly opened 6GHz spectrum that should offer less network congestion and faster and more dependable connections. more…The post Qualcomm announces new Wi-Fi 6E chips for smartphones and routers appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 28 May 20, 11:33pm -
  • 9to5Mac Daily: May 28, 2020 – Apple Watch rumors, iPhone 11 popularity
    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 Incipio: Check out the 100% plant-based case collection for Apple’s iPhone SE.https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/05/9to5Mac-Daily-05-28-20.mp3 more…The post 9to5Mac Daily: May 28, 2020 – Apple Watch rumors, iPhone 11 popularity…
    - 2 days ago 28 May 20, 9:49pm -
  • iPad Pro from $730 highlights today’s best deals, plus iPhone XS/Max on sale, more
    Apple’s 2018 iPad Pro is heavily discounted in today’s 9to5Toys Lunch Break, plus you can save on iPhone XS/Max, and Beats Solo3 wireless headphones. Hit the jump for all that and more. more…The post iPad Pro from $730 highlights today’s best deals, plus iPhone XS/Max on sale, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 28 May 20, 9:24pm -
  • How to jailbreak iOS 13.5 on a Windows machine using Unc0ver jailbreak [Video]
    Earlier this week we posted a tutorial showcasing how to jailbreak iOS 13.5 on macOS, but we realize that not all iPhone users are Mac users. In today’s tutorial, I’d like to show you how to jailbreak iOS 13.5 using a Windows machine.This tutorial also showcases how to fix the pesky Could not find AltServer error message. Watch the full video for the details. more…The post How to jailbreak iOS 13.5 on a Windows machine using Unc0ver jailbreak [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 28 May 20, 8:43pm -
  • More than half of all Apple Stores worldwide have reopened
    Throughout most of March and April, all but 52 Apple Stores in Greater China were temporarily closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Apple hadn’t operated a retail fleet that small since January 2003, when the company opened its 52nd store, located in Pasadena, California. As of today, more than half of all Apple Stores worldwide have reopened in some capacity. more…The post More than half of all Apple Stores worldwide have reopened appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 28 May 20, 8:30pm -
  • Make the most of your new Mac Pro with OWC performance upgrades
    One of the best things about the Mac Pro, besides its beautiful design, is the fact that it can be upgraded. Nearly every part of the Mac Pro can be upgraded and enhanced after purchase, making for a machine that can be customized to meet the various needs of creative professionals.If you’re looking to supercharge your Mac Pro, then OWC provides upgrades that will not only speed up your Mac, but save you lots of money in the process. Watch our hands-on video as we explore OWC’s cost-saving…
    - 2 days ago 28 May 20, 8:22pm -
  • A look at the new Pro Display XDR fine-tune calibration settings in macOS Catalina 10.15.5
    Next to the new battery health management and FaceTime adjustments, macOS Catalina 10.15.5 includes a new update for Pro Display XDR owners to be able to fine-tune the calibration of the display by adjusting white point and luminance values to match in-house display calibration targets.The new fine-tune calibration option joins the previously released ability to establish custom user reference mode presets. more…The post A look at the new Pro Display XDR fine-tune calibration settings in ma…
    - 2 days ago 28 May 20, 7:35pm -
  • Netatmo upgrades its HomeKit Smart Outdoor Security Camera/Light with powerful siren
    Netatmo is out today with a new version of its HomeKit Outdoor Security Camera that adds a built-in Siren to the device. Other features include an integrated security light and options to record video to a microSD card or a Dropbox account. more…The post Netatmo upgrades its HomeKit Smart Outdoor Security Camera/Light with powerful siren appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 28 May 20, 7:24pm -
  • Concept video gives a glimpse of how a rumored navy blue iPhone 12 might look
    One unsubstantiated rumor about Apple’s 2020 phones is that we might see a navy blue iPhone 12, possibly replacing the midnight green option available for the iPhone 11 Pro … more…The post Concept video gives a glimpse of how a rumored navy blue iPhone 12 might look appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 28 May 20, 7:16pm -
  • Head-to-head test shows voice dictation on iPhone much slower than Pixel
    A head-to-head test of voice dictation on iPhone and Pixel shows that the Google smartphone is significantly faster than Siri at transcribing the speech into text.The Pixel kept up with fairly rapid speech, while the iPhone lagged notably behind, as seen in the video below… more…The post Head-to-head test shows voice dictation on iPhone much slower than Pixel appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 28 May 20, 6:40pm -
  • macOS 10.15.5 has a trivial bug or a ‘reprehensible’ decision – CCC developer
    The developer of popular Mac utility Carbon Copy Cloner says that either macOS 10.15.5 has a bug that prevents the creation of bootable backups, or Apple has made a ‘reprehensible’ security decision … more…The post macOS 10.15.5 has a trivial bug or a ‘reprehensible’ decision – CCC developer appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 28 May 20, 5:30pm -
  • Trump threatens social networks with legal liability; Apple lawsuit rejected
    President Trump has threatened to issue an executive order targeting social networks later today. The move follows Twitter applying a fact-check warning to one of Trump’s tweets for the first time earlier this week. Facebook allowed the same post without any warning … more…The post Trump threatens social networks with legal liability; Apple lawsuit rejected appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 28 May 20, 4:50pm -
  • How to set up Medical ID and customize SOS on iPhone and Apple Watch
    iPhone and Apple Watch provide some really useful features when it comes to health and fitness and they also include important tools to get help in case of an accident, injury, and more. Follow along for how to make sure your Medical ID is set up or up to date, along with how to customize the SOS settings on iPhone and Apple Watch. We’ll also look at the new share Medical ID during emergency calls feature. more…The post How to set up Medical ID and customize SOS on iPhone and Apple Watch…
    - 2 days ago 28 May 20, 12:31pm -
  • Philips Hue Play Sync Box adds Siri integration for syncing smart lights with your home theater
    Signify has announced an update for its Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box today that adds support for voice control with Siri, Google Assistant, and Amazon Alexa. There’s also now support for HDR10+ and Dolby Vision content, and infrared remote control. more…The post Philips Hue Play Sync Box adds Siri integration for syncing smart lights with your home theater appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 28 May 20, 12:30pm -
  • Photos: Apple Sydney’s new look awaits a brighter future
    When the windows of Australia’s most iconic Apple Store were covered on January 5 to keep curious eyes from peeking at a major renovation project, the world looked different. Apple had emerged from 2019 after opening and remodeling 66 stores. Budding developers around the world were sharing insights together at Code with Apple creative sessions. more…The post Photos: Apple Sydney’s new look awaits a brighter future appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 28 May 20, 7:58am -
  • Heart Analyzer adds new Dashboard and more for viewing Apple Watch heart rate data
    Heart Analyzer is a powerful app that taps into the heart rate data tracked by your Apple Watch. A new update to Heart Analyzer today brings a revamped interface, Dark Mode support, new data options, and much more. more…The post Heart Analyzer adds new Dashboard and more for viewing Apple Watch heart rate data appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 28 May 20, 7:03am -
  • Apple TV Channels lets you choose what you want to watch, here’s every option
    Apple TV Channels is a feature in Apple’s TV app that allows you subscribe to streaming services directly in the TV app. This comes with several benefits, such as billing through Apple and the ability to easily drop and add subscriptions.The feature first launched back in April, and Apple has been adding new services on a regular basis since then. more…The post Apple TV Channels lets you choose what you want to watch, here’s every option appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 28 May 20, 6:05am -
  • Apple reaches deal for upcoming Martin Scorsese film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro
    According to a new report from Deadline this evening, Apple has reached a deal with Paramount to help finance Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon adaptation. Under the deal, Paramount would still distribute the film. The deal has also been corroborated by the Wall Street Journal. more…The post Apple reaches deal for upcoming Martin Scorsese film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 28 May 20, 5:27am -
  • Should you buy an Apple TV right now or wait for a new model?
    We’ve heard rumors about a new Apple TV for a while, but the company still sells two different Apple TV models, which leads some customers to wonder which one they should buy or whether they should wait for the next generation. Read on as we walk you through what you need to know. more…The post Should you buy an Apple TV right now or wait for a new model? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 28 May 20, 5:10am -
  • Apple acquires machine learning startup Inductiv Inc. to improve Siri data
    Apple has acquired the machine learning startup Inductiv Inc., according to a new report from Bloomberg. The startup had been developing technology that uses artificial intelligence to identify and correct errors in datasets. more…The post Apple acquires machine learning startup Inductiv Inc. to improve Siri data appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 28 May 20, 4:01am -
  • You can now use your Canon EOS camera as a Mac webcam, here’s how it works
    Tired of using the low-res 720p FaceTime camera built-in to your MacBook Air, Pro, or iMac? Canon just expanded its beta software to macOS today that lets you use an EOS or PowerShot camera as your webcam for much-improved video quality. more…The post You can now use your Canon EOS camera as a Mac webcam, here’s how it works appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 28 May 20, 2:32am -
  • Apple stops signing iOS 13.4.1, blocking downgrades from recently released iOS 13.5
    Apple last week released iOS 13.5 to everyone, bringing new features such as the Exposure Notification API and Face ID upgrades. Now, Apple has stopped signing iOS 13.4.1, which means users can no longer downgrade from iOS 13.5 to iOS 13.4.1. more…The post Apple stops signing iOS 13.4.1, blocking downgrades from recently released iOS 13.5 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 28 May 20, 2:09am -
  • HBO stops participating in Apple TV Channels, users directed to HBO Max app
    This morning, HBO launched its new expanded streaming service: HBO Max, which is a superset of the existing HBO Now offering. You can get the HBO Max app on all Apple devices, but it comes at a price: the HBO partnership with Apple TV Channels is being wound down.Starting today, the HBO channel has been removed from the Apple TV app if you don’t already subscribe to it. If you are a current subscriber, the channel will still be visible for the time being but will not be updated to feature Ma…
    - 3 days ago 28 May 20, 12:52am -
  • Stacktrace Podcast 085: “Magnetic mumbo jumbo”
    What could an iPhone without any ports look like, and is it likely that Apple would ever adopt USB-C for the iPhone? Also, Mac development, using multiple programming languages, sharing utilities between projects, and much more.Sponsored by Concepts App: Sketch and design your ideas on an infinite canvas with flexible vector ink. Available on iPad and iPhone. Try it for free.Sponsored by ZeroSSL:  A new, completely free and trusted certificate authority and SSL Platform, aiming to make i…
    - 3 days ago 28 May 20, 12:37am -
  • Apple TV+ now includes all classic Fraggle Rock episodes, orders full season reboot [update: official]
    Update: You can now watch all episodes of Fraggle Rock on Apple TV+ here.Apple TV+ is said to have bought rights to the full back catalog of Fraggle Rock, comprising about 100 episodes of the live action puppet show originally owned by HBO.Apple has already funded a short set of ‘Fraggle Rock On’ shorts, and is now taking that relationship further. In addition to the full back catalog of Fraggle Rock, Apple is ordering a season reboot of the show with full-length episodes. more…The p…
    - 3 days ago 27 May 20, 10:18pm -
  • Instagram to show ads on IGTV for the first time, share revenue with creators
    Instagram launched its IGTV platform back in 2018 as its way of “re-envisioning mobile video” via longer-form content. Now for the first time, IGTV will gain ads and the company will share a cut of the revenue with creators. Additionally “Badges” arrive as a way for fans to donate to creators in Instagram Live videos. more…The post Instagram to show ads on IGTV for the first time, share revenue with creators appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 27 May 20, 9:37pm -
  • Apple’s new 13-inch MacBook Pro is $100 off in today’s best deals, plus iPhones from $40, more
    Today’s best deals include Apple’s latest 13-inch MacBook Pro at $100 off, plus previous-generation iPhones are on sale, and Logitech’s Slim Folio for iPad Pro gets a discount. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more…The post Apple’s new 13-inch MacBook Pro is $100 off in today’s best deals, plus iPhones from $40, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 27 May 20, 9:24pm -
  • 9to5Mac Daily: May 27, 2020 – More Apple Stores reopenings, macOS 10.15.5 features
    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 Incipio: Check out the 100% plant-based case collection for Apple’s iPhone SEhttps://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/05/9to5Mac-Daily-05-27-20.mp3 more…The post 9to5Mac Daily: May 27, 2020 – More Apple Stores reopenings, macOS 10.15…
    - 3 days ago 27 May 20, 8:32pm -

Cult of Mac

  • newBeats confirms four new colors of Powerbeats Pro will launch on June 9th
    Image: Beats Beats today announced four new colors of its Powerbeats Pro true wireless earbuds. The new hues are much brighter and more vibrant than the original lineup and include yellow, pink, red, and blue. They’ll be available from Apple’s website, stores, and other retailers on June 9th for the standard $249.95 price point. In lieu of a press release, Beats “announced” the new colors in collaboration with gaming organization FaZe Clan. View this post on Instagram…
    - 21 hours ago 29 May 20, 11:30pm -
  • newApple comes out swinging against Tile after EU complaint
    Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge On Tuesday, Tile sent a letter to European competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, accusing Apple of anticompetitive behavior. Tile, best known for its Bluetooth tracking devices, argued that Apple is disadvantaging Tile (relative to Apple’s own services) by defaulting the “always allow” function to “off” for third-party tracking products and “on” for its own FindMy app in iOS 13.5. Tile also complained that Apple has stopped selling Tile…
    - 21 hours ago 29 May 20, 11:25pm -
  • Apple now sells refurbished iPhone XRs
    Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge You can now buy a refurbished iPhone XR from the Apple Store, MacRumors reports. It’s a cheaper way of getting the bestselling phone of last year, and Apple’s refurbishing process means that it should perform almost identically to a brand new model.A 64GB refurbished iPhone XR will set you back $499, a $100 saving over its current $599 asking price, while a refurbished XR with 128GB of storage costs $539, $110 less than the $649 Apple now charg…
    - 1 day ago 29 May 20, 3:45pm -
  • How to stop FaceTime from resizing your call windows
    Image: Apple During a group call, FaceTime automatically enlarges the window of whoever’s speaking. This means when you have four or more people on a call, the windows will resize, float, and bounce around during a group call. It can be distracting and confusing.If you’d rather keep all of your FaceTime windows static and the same size during a call, there is quick way to do that in the latest iOS and iPadOS versions, as well as the latest version of macOS.On iPhoneThese instructions a…
    - 2 days ago 29 May 20, 2:40am -
  • G Suite customers will soon be able to make Google Voice calls right from Gmail
    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google will soon let G Suite customers with Google Voice licenses make Google Voice calls right from their Gmail inbox. The new feature seems like a handy way to make a Google Voice call without needing to jump to a second tab to do so.If the feature is rolled out to you, you’ll be able to access Google Voice from the toolbar on the right side of your inbox, which is where you might currently see icons for Google Calendar, Keep, and Tasks. Here’s a…
    - 2 days ago 29 May 20, 2:30am -
  • You can no longer subscribe to HBO via Apple TV Channels
    HBO is no longer available as an Apple TV Channel for people who want to subscribe to it though the Apple TV app, according to 9to5Mac). The change follows today’s launch of the new streaming service HBO Max.Apple TV Channels first launched last year as a way to watch content from many different service providers all in one app, meaning you wouldn’t have to bounce around between different third-party apps to watch different content. Now, though, it seems HBO wants to push users to watch HBO…
    - 3 days ago 28 May 20, 6:07am -
  • Apple TV Plus acquires past Fraggle Rock seasons ahead of reboot
    Apple is acquiring Fraggle Rock’s past TV seasons ahead of a new reboot set to land on Apple TV Plus, signaling a potential strategy shift for a service that has thus far relied entirely on original content.The new Fraggle Rock reboot is being created in partnership with the Jim Henson Company and will bring back characters from the original series “for new songs and adventures, with the same spirit as the classic,” according to a press release. Apple doesn’t mention the licensing deal,…
    - 3 days ago 28 May 20, 1:39am -
  • Apple’s butterfly keyboard failed by prioritizing form over function
    In today’s digital age, it sometimes feels like hardware has taken a back seat to the software that drives our devices. Button of the Month will look at what some of those buttons and switches are like on devices old and new to appreciate how we interact with them on a physical, tactile level.Apple’s butterfly keyboard switches are some of the worst buttons to grace a modern device: unreliable, prone to breaking after coming in contact with a tiny bit of dust or grime, and incredibly diffic…
    - 3 days ago 27 May 20, 6:30pm -
  • You can now watch Quibi shows on a TV using AirPlay
    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Short-form mobile video service Quibi now supports Apple’s AirPlay protocol, which means you’ll be able to stream content from Quibi on your phone to AirPlay-enabled TVs and devices. Quibi is also “working hard” to have support for Chromecast available in June, according to Tom Conrad, chief product officer at Quibi. That should let Android users cast content from the Quibi app to their TVs as well, once it’s rolled out.Sure we designed Qu…
    - 4 days ago 27 May 20, 6:18am -
  • macOS 10.15.5 is out now with a new battery health feature
    Photo by Dieter Bohn / The Verge Apple released macOS Catalina 10.15.5 today, adding a new battery health feature and new FaceTime options. That battery health feature could extend the life of your MacBook’s battery. Lithium-ion batteries, like the ones in a MacBook, slowly age over time, which means they typically begin to hold less of a charge as the computer gets older. Apple’s new battery health feature in macOS is designed to slow that aging process so that your battery will hold mo…
    - 4 days ago 27 May 20, 3:38am -

Apple Insider

MacWorld

  • newHere are all the Apple Arcade games that support controllers
    Apple Arcade is here, and you can play some of the subscription service’s many games with select models of Xbox One and PlayStation 4 controllers as well as Mfi (Made for iOS) controllers!During Apple Arcade’s announcement, though, Apple gave the impression that all Apple Arcade games would work with gamepads (in part because the service will eventually also come to macOS and tvOS), but it turns out that’s not entirely true. Some games have interfaces solely designed for touchscreens—at…
    - 21 hours ago 29 May 20, 11:50pm -
  • newApple Arcade: 'SpongeBob: Patty Pursuit' is available now
    Apple’s new Apple Arcade subscription-based gaming service is finally here. It’s basically Apple’s way of helping customers sort through the chaff in the App Store, as the highly curated service features premium games that are untainted by in-app purchases and ads. If all goes well, it could elevate the perception of mobile gaming in general.Got questions? We've got plenty of answers. Updated 5/29/20: Added SpongeBob: Patty Pursuit to the list of available games.  To read this article i…
    - 22 hours ago 29 May 20, 10:57pm -
  • newApple TV+ originals: Animated musical comedy Central Park is now available
    Apple is planting its own flag in the streaming wars with Apple TV+, its in-house streaming service that features only original programming—no reruns of hit TV shows or last year’s blockbuster movies.The company is said to be spending several billion dollars a year on original programming. That’s a lot of TV! Apple is attracting some of the best talent in TV and film production, including huge stars and directors, and locking down the television and movie rights to best-selling books.Thoug…
    - 23 hours ago 29 May 20, 9:49pm -
  • Apple is finally selling refurbished iPhone XRs—but you really shouldn’t buy one
    Apple’s Refurbished iPhone store is a great place to buy older iPhone models and now Apple has added a new model to the list. The iPhone XR is available in a variety of colors and storage optionsRemove non-product link for as much as $120 off the current $599 MSRP. However, while a 16 percent discount on what was recently the world’s most popular phone might sound tempting, there are better ways to spend your money.To read this article in full, please click here
    - 1 day ago 29 May 20, 7:19pm -
  • iPhone SE vs iPhone XR vs iPhone 11: What you should (and shouldn't) buy
    If you want to get the most bang for your buck on an iPhone, you have a healthy number of options. Apple sells no fewer than three iPhones for less than $700 (not including refurbished models), and deciding between them can be tricky. But as someone who’s used all three phone extensively, I’ve broken it down for you to help you decide how to spend your money wisely. Let’s start with how much of your money you’re going to need to spend. We usually talk about cost at the end of these com…
    - 1 day ago 29 May 20, 5:48pm -
  • SteelSeries Nimbus+ controller review: A fantastic choice for Apple enthusiasts, but you’ll pay for it
    If you love playing games on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV, you’ve probably noticed that some of hottest titles really are meant to be played with a game controller.The new Nimbus+ from SteelSeries is our pick for the best all-around MFi game controller—an officially certified and licensed controller that seamlessly works with all your Apple devices.The only thing is, you don’t really need an MFi controller the way you used to. With the introduction of iOS 13, you can use an Xbox One…
    - 1 day ago 29 May 20, 3:45pm -
  • The best indoor air-quality monitors: Identify the pollutants that can compromise your health and comfort
    Whether you suffer from allergies or asthma or just want to optimize your indoor environment, these devices will give you insight into the air you're breathing.
    - 1 day ago 29 May 20, 3:30pm -
  • Airthings Hub review: Now you can get your Wave air quality readings on demand
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  • Your hot takes on Apple TV+, COVID-19 API, Apple AR glasses, and more
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  • Macworld's June digital magazine: iPhone SE review; exclusive guide to Apple TV+
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  • Apple’s COVID-19 exposure notification API: What it is and how it works in iOS 13.5
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  • 12 things cord-cutters (and everyone else) should know about HBO Max
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  • How to make your HomePod recognize multiple users
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  • Apple can solve our Face ID mask woes by stealing one of Android’s best features
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  • Lorex WiFi Video Doorbell review: Onboard storage is the lone bright spot on this budget-priced front-door guardian
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  • macOS Catalina: Apple releases 10.15.5 update
    From the desert to the coast: macOS Mojave has given way to the next major version of the Mac operating system, called macOS Catalina. Revealed during Apple’s 2019 WWDC keynote in June, Catalina features some major new features that continues to move the OS forward.In this FAQ, we’ll give you the general details on macOS Catalina: When it will be release, what Macs are compatible, etc. We’ll add more details to this article as they become available.Editor’s note: Updated 5/26/20 with inf…
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  • The macOS Catatina 10.15.5 update is now available with Battery Health Management, FaceTime updates and more
    Apple on Tuesday released macOS Catalina 10.15.5, an update to the Mac operating system. The marquee feature of this update is Battery Health Management, which was revealed to developers back in April. This feature adjusts the MacBook’s battery charging so that it doesn’t reach full capacity, thereby extending the overall life of the battery. (Charging lithium-based batteries to 100 percent can cause wear and tear, which shortens battery life.)The update also includes a new option in FaceTim…
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  • iPhone 12 rumors: Lightning sticking around for at least another year
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  • Best headphones: Our top picks for personal listening
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  • Cheapskating: Apple’s rumored cost-cutting measure
    The rumors are in and, if they are to be believed, Apple is looking for more delightfully impish ways to cheat you out of your hard-earned money.Well, not you, Larry. All your money you got from being the heir to the funicular railway fortune. Curse you for idly profiting from our journeys up and down, as delightful as they may be.According to Ming-Chi Kuo, “Apple may not include the wired EarPods headphones in the box of the iPhone 12.” This just confirms The Macalope’s theory that years…
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