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  • newApple Assisting Authorized Repair Shops With COVID-Related Expenses
    In an internal memo last week, obtained by MacRumors, Apple has indicated that it will assist its third-party repair partners around the world with COVID-19-related expenses, such as cleaning supplies and personal protective equipment.All eligible Apple Authorized Service Providers will receive a subsidy from Apple by way of increased payouts for each completed repair. The subsidy is retroactive and the length it is offered will depend on stay-at-home guidelines in each country. Service provid…
    - 14 hours ago 25 May 20, 5:52pm -
  • newApollo for Reddit 1.8 Improves Media Viewing, Sharing Options, and More
    Former Apple intern Christian Selig has released version 1.8 of Apollo, the popular Reddit client developed with Apple's iOS design guidelines in mind. The latest update focuses on improving the viewing of media. For example GIFs can now be paused and videos play inline with the feed, so users no longer have to tap them in order to see what's going on at a glance.Users can also save and share GIFs, while sharing in general has been streamlined and improved within the app. For example, sharin…
    - 15 hours ago 25 May 20, 4:58pm -
  • newApple to Start Reopening Stores in Japan This Week
    Apple is set to start reopening its retail stores in Japan this week after having been closed for months because of the global health crisis.Bloomberg's Mark Gurman notes that Apple's website says stores in Fukuoka and Nagoya Sakae will reopen on May 27. Reopening dates for the country's eight other Apple stores have not yet been posted.Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has lifted the country's nationwide state of emergency, ending restrictions in the remaining areas where the order was stil…
    - 15 hours ago 25 May 20, 4:19pm -
  • newFuture AirPods to Include 'Ambient Light Sensors' Possibly Related to Rumored Health Features
    Apple is reportedly looking to integrate light sensors in a new model of AirPods in the next couple of years, according to a new report today, suggesting their use could be part of rumored upcoming health monitoring features in the true wireless earbuds. In a paywalled article, DigiTimes reports that ASE Technology could be involved in manufacturing the sensors:Apple is expected to incorporate ambient light sensors (ALS) in next-generation ‌AirPods‌ devices in the coming 1-2 years, and Taiw…
    - 16 hours ago 25 May 20, 3:23pm -
  • newApple Reissuing Numerous iOS App Updates, Potentially Related to Recent 'This App is No Longer Shared' Bug
    Over the past few hours, a number of MacRumors readers have reported seeing dozens or even hundreds of pending app updates showing in the App Store on their iOS devices, including for many apps that were already recently updated by the users. In many cases, the dates listed on these new app updates extend back as far as ten days.Apple has not shared any information as to why updates for these already up-to-date apps are being reissued, but some users suspect it may be related to the recent "Th…
    - 22 hours ago 25 May 20, 9:43am -
  • Jailbreak Tool 'unc0ver' 5.0 Released With iOS 13.5 Compatibility
    The team behind the "unc0ver" jailbreaking tool for iOS has released version 5.0.0 of its software that claims to have the ability to jailbreak "every signed iOS version on every device" using a zero-day kernel vulnerability by Pwn20wnd, a renowned iOS hacker. The announcement comes just days after it was announced that the tool would soon launch.The unc0ver website highlights how the tool has been tested extensively across a range of iOS devices on several different software versions. The sit…
    - 1 day ago 25 May 20, 3:36am -
  • App Recap: Voice Dream Reader, SmartGym, BIAS FX 2, and Major App Updates
    In this week's App Recap, we've highlighted three apps that are worth checking out. We've also compiled a list of apps that received major updates this week.Apps to Check OutVoice Dream Reader (iOS, $9.99) - Voice Dream reader, a text-to-speech app featured in the Today section of the App Store, has been one of the most popular accessibility apps since its launch eight years ago. The app supports the reading of PDF files, Web articles, plain text files, and more. Upon purchasing the app, users…
    - 1 day ago 25 May 20, 12:27am -
  • Apple Promotes Apple TV+ for Kids in New Ad
    Apple today shared a new "The Next Generation" ad that showcases Apple TV+ content for kids."Original series and films to inspire the next generation of dreamers, explorers, and believers. All on ‌Apple TV‌+," the video description says.The ad features the ‌Apple TV‌+ kids shows "Ghost Writer," "Helpsters," "Snoopy in Space," and the short-film "Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth."The ad is part of Apple's drive to increase ‌Apple TV‌+ subscriptions amid heated comp…
    - 1 day ago 25 May 20, 12:18am -
  • Top Stories: Apple Glass and iPhone 12 Rumors, iOS 13.5 Update, and More!
    It was another big week for rumors this week, with a flurry of reports about Apple's augmented reality glasses, the iPhone 12, and Apple's "AirPods Studio" over-ear headphones. This week also saw the release of iOS 13.5, bringing a number of health-related updates to Apple's mobile devices.Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.Other topics of interest this week included our look at Comply's replacement foam ear tips for the AirPods Pro, and some signs that existing suppli…
    - 3 days ago 23 May 20, 6:30pm -
  • 'This App is No Longer Shared' iOS Bug Preventing Some Apps From Opening
    An app bug is causing some iOS users to be unable to open their apps, with affected iPhone and iPad users seeing the message "This app is no longer shared with you" when attempting to access an app.There are multiple complaints about the issue on the MacRumors forums and on Twitter from users who are running into problems. A MacRumors reader describes the issue:Is anyone else experiencing widespread app crashes? I am suddenly being informed that "this app is no longer shared with you" from sev…
    - 3 days ago 23 May 20, 4:28am -
  • MacRumors Giveaway: Win a MacBook Pro-Compatible Signature Backpack and Luggage From Vessel
    For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Vessel to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Signature 2.0 Backpack and matching Signature 2.0 Luggage.Vessel offers a range of backpacks, briefcases, bags, luggage, and other items, and the Signature 2.0 Backpack is one of its most popular items. Priced at $235, the Signature 2.0 Backpack is designed to be an everyday bag that can carry all of your essentials with its myriad pockets, but it's also sleek, compact, and attractive.The bac…
    - 3 days ago 22 May 20, 11:30pm -
  • Apple's 'Bounce' AirPods Ad Wins 'Best of Advertising' Award
    Apple's creative "Bounce" ad designed to highlight the AirPods took top honors in the 99th annual ADC (Art Director's Club) awards for advertising, earning the "Best of Discipline" award along with two Gold Cube awards in the craft in video and branded content categories.Released in June 2019, the ad features a bored man who pulls his ‌AirPods‌ off of their wireless charging pad and then pops outside to bounce over street items that are bouncy like a trampoline. The song "I Learnt Some Ja…
    - 3 days ago 22 May 20, 10:39pm -
  • Questing RPG 'Towers of Everland' Debuts on Apple Arcade
    Cobra Mobile's "Towers of Everland" has launched on Apple Arcade for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac. The game is described as combining elements of exploration, combat, and RPG into an adventure quest.Welcome to the Towers of Everland, where exploration, combat and RPG elements merge to create an amazing experience that delivers true adventure within an unfolding journey that will keep you coming back for more!Are you brave enough to conquer all the Towers? With endless variation, no two gam…
    - 3 days ago 22 May 20, 9:03pm -
  • Deals: AirPods With Wireless Charging Case Return to $149.98 on Amazon, While AirPods Pro Remain at Low Price of $220
    Amazon has returned the AirPods with Wireless Charging Case to their low price of $149.98, down from $199.00. This is the Amazon all-time-low price that appeared earlier in the month, and it remains the best deal we've ever tracked for this model of the 2019 AirPods.Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.These AirPods include Apple's Wireless Charging Case, whic…
    - 3 days ago 22 May 20, 8:45pm -
  • Apple's 'AirPods Studio' Over-Ear Headphones Have Reportedly Kicked Off Production
    We've been hearing quite a bit recently about Apple's long-rumored over-ear headphones, said to be called "AirPods Studio," and it looks like a launch may be coming in the relatively near future.Artist mockup based on Beats Studio3Rumors have generally suggested a summer or fall launch for ‌AirPods Studio‌, with a report earlier this week claiming that suppliers in Vietnam will begin shipments to Apple in June or July, but a new report from Taiwanese site DigiTimes indicates that producti…
    - 4 days ago 22 May 20, 7:33pm -
  • Apple Memorial Day Deals: Shop the Best Apple Accessory Sales From Twelve South, eBay, Anker, Mophie, and More
    We're now just a few days away from Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, and numerous retailers have opened up discounts in celebration of the holiday. This includes sales on helpful Apple-related accessories like Anker's portable batteries, Beats headphones at eBay, Incase and Incipio's protective iPad and iPhone cases, Mophie's iPhone battery cases, JBL's Bluetooth speakers, and much more.Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase,…
    - 4 days ago 22 May 20, 7:09pm -
  • Judge Rules FBI Cannot View a Phone Lock Screen Without a Warrant
    The FBI broke the law when it powered on a suspect's smartphone to take a photo of his lock screen without a warrant, a U.S. District Court Judge has ruled (via Ars Technica).In a Seattle court, Judge John Coughenour determined that gathering evidence from a lock screen constitutes a search, therefore doing so without first obtaining a warrant violates the Fourth Amendment, which prohibits unreasonable search seizure.Joseph Sam from Washington state was arrested in May 2019 and indicted on s…
    - 4 days ago 22 May 20, 7:00pm -
  • Deals: Woot Discounting Refurbished iPhones in New Sale, Starting at $130 for iPhone 7
    Woot today has a collection of refurbished iPhones on sale, starting at $129.99 for the 32GB iPhone 7. There are multiple colors in the sale, and you can also opt for the 128GB or 256GB iPhone 7.Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Woot. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.In total, there are sales on the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro…
    - 4 days ago 22 May 20, 6:25pm -
  • WhatsApp Tests Using QR Codes to More Easily Share Contacts
    WhatsApp is testing the use of QR codes to let users add contacts to the messaging platform, reports WABetaInfo. The feature appears in beta versions for both iOS and Android, and can be found in the app's settings menu, which includes options to display your own QR code and scan the codes of other users. QR codes can also be revoked if users decide they'd rather not share their number with someone anymore. The beta feature is a long-overdue way of adding contacts to WhatsApp directly. Curre…
    - 4 days ago 22 May 20, 6:15pm -
  • Former iOS Chief Scott Forstall Shares Intriguing Story of His Interview With Steve Jobs at NeXT
    Former Apple executive and iOS chief Scott Forstall made a rare public appearance this week at Code.org's virtual Code Break event, and in between classes, Forstall shared the intriguing story of how he was hired by Steve Jobs.Forstall revealed that he had been considering working at Microsoft when he went to interview at NexT, the company started by Jobs after he had left Apple. Forstall described the NexT interview as "intense," involving seventeen people over the course of the day.However…
    - 4 days ago 22 May 20, 4:31pm -

The Unofficial Apple Blog

  • newWhat does Apple want from a VR events company?
    Since 2009 a startup called NextVR has been developing proprietary cameras and striking deals to bring live events -- think sporting events, wrestling matches and concerts -- straight to the VR headset of your choice. It sounds like a potent cure for...
    - 3 hours ago 26 May 20, 4:30am -
  • newVirgin Orbit's first launch demo flight ends abruptly after rocket release
    Virgin Orbit’s first launch demonstration flight has ended in a very unceremonious fashion. The spaceflight firm reported a “clean release” of LauncherOne from the Cosmic Girl host aircraft, but the rocket’s journey “terminated shortly into the fligh...
    - 6 hours ago 26 May 20, 1:42am -
  • new‘Call of Duty: WWII’ is the next free PS Plus game, and it arrives tomorrow
    Perhaps bearing in mind that many PS4 players are looking for more ways to kill time until The Last of Us Part II finally drops next month, Sony is releasing its next free PS Plus title a bit early. And it’s a pretty big one -- subscribers can snag C...
    - 8 hours ago 25 May 20, 11:45pm -
  • newWhat we're watching: 'Deep Space 9,' 'Kingdom' and 'Solar Opposites'
    This month, Buyer’s Guide Editor Kris Naudus digs into ‘Deep Space Nine’ and how binge-watching changes the show’s impact, while Cherlynn Low highlights ‘Kingdom’ as an example of the international content you need to give a chance and Andrew Taranto...
    - 9 hours ago 25 May 20, 11:00pm -
  • newSave $70 on a Nest WiFi bundle at Best Buy and the Google Store
    If WiFi coverage in your home is spotty in some parts, you may want to look into a mesh router system. Luckily, a pretty good one is on sale at the moment. Bed Bath and Beyond and Best Buy have discounted the Google Nest WiFi router and access point...
    - 10 hours ago 25 May 20, 10:00pm -
  • newAmazon sale drops the price of a Kindle to $60
    Need an e-reader to get through pandemic lockdowns? Now’s a good time to get one. Amazon is running a sale on the standard Kindle that drops the price of the Special Offers version to $60, or $30 below its usual price. That’s similar to historic lows...
    - 11 hours ago 25 May 20, 9:00pm -
  • newThe best grilling gear
    Summer may not officially start until mid-June, but Memorial Day weekend is widely celebrated as the start of the outdoor season. And for some, that means the first chance to fire up the grill for a (small, socially distanced) party. We’ve compiled a...
    - 11 hours ago 25 May 20, 8:30pm -
  • newHow to reverse-engineer a rainforest
    2020 might be the year we all faced a pandemic. But 2019 was the year the earth burned. In Australia, the world watched in horror as bushfires destroyed 10.3 million hectares, marking the continent’s most intense and destructive fire season in over 4...
    - 12 hours ago 25 May 20, 7:45pm -
  • newMaking an indie phone is not for the faint-hearted
    Ever wondered what the best selling phone of all time was? No, it’s not an iPhone, or a Samsung Galaxy. It’s not even a smartphone. According to Wikipedia, the phone that’s found its way into more palms and back pockets than any other is the humble N...
    - 13 hours ago 25 May 20, 7:00pm -
  • newYou can try crowdfunded space sim 'Star Citizen' for free right now
    Will Star Citizen ever be finished? That’s a question I doubt anyone knows the answer to right now. If you're curious about the state of the game, though, and haven't yet contributed to its absurdly-successful crowdfunding campaign, good news: it's c...
    - 14 hours ago 25 May 20, 6:05pm -
  • newThe Morning After: Texas Instruments makes it harder to cheat on its calculators
    Graphing calculators have clung on to school lives despite us all carrying around smartphones that are several magnitudes more powerful. (Let’s not even get into wearables.) In a bid to reduce cheating in exam settings, Texas Instruments is pulling s...
    - 15 hours ago 25 May 20, 5:00pm -
  • newSony's flagship Xperia 1 II will ship in July for $1,200
    Sony’s flagship Xperia 1 II smartphone will ship on July 24th for an eye-watering $1,199 in the US, the company announced. Pre-orders open up on June 1st and if you buy before June 28th, you’ll get a pretty nice gift: a free pair of Sony’s excellent...
    - 15 hours ago 25 May 20, 4:35pm -
  • newFormula E racer disqualified for using an esports ringer in a virtual race
    Formula E Audi driver Daniel Abt has been disqualified from an esports race and fined €10,000 for using a ringer in his place, according to Reuters. Rivals became suspicious after he qualified in second place and went on to take third in the Formula...
    - 18 hours ago 25 May 20, 1:37pm -
  • newHacked NES Power Glove controls a modular synth with finger wriggles
    Never mind controlling a modular synth by twiddling knobs. If one modder has his way, one of Nintendo’s legendary controllers is the way of the future. Look Mum No Computer (aka Sam Battle) has hacked an NES Power Glove into a gesture controller for...
    - 24 hours ago 25 May 20, 7:57am -
  • Texas Instruments makes it harder to run programs on its calculators
    Texas Instruments’ graphing calculators have a reputation as hobbyist devices given their program support, but they just lost some of their appeal. Cemetech has learned (via Linus Tech Tips) that Texas Instruments is pulling support for assembly- and...
    - 1 day ago 25 May 20, 5:53am -
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20 leaks hint at giant screens and S20 Ultra features
    The Galaxy Note family tends to borrow a few cues from the S series that preceded it, but these cues might be more conspicuous than usual this year. OnLeaks and Pigtou have posted leak-based renders for the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20+ (above) that hi...
    - 1 day ago 25 May 20, 3:59am -
  • Israel restricts COVID-19 phone tracking to 'special cases'
    Israel’s original plan to track the phones of COVID-19 sufferers won’t get very far. The country’s cabinet has restricted the use of the Shin Bet security agency’s phone surveillance to “specific and special cases” where officials can’t determine an...
    - 1 day ago 25 May 20, 2:35am -
  • Space Station receives the last of NASA's science racks after 19 years
    One of the longer chapters of the International Space Station has come to a close. NASA has sent the last of its 11 ExPRESS (Expedite the Processing of Experiments to the Space Station) science racks to the orbiting facility, 19 years after sending t...
    - 1 day ago 25 May 20, 1:20am -
  • Watch the first private 'Call of Duty: Warzone' tournament at 3PM ET
    Activision is ready to show what all-pro Call of Duty: Warzone tourneys are like. The gaming giant is debuting the first Call of Duty League Warzone Weekend today (May 24th) at 3PM Eastern, marking the start of private lobby Warzone competitions. The...
    - 1 day ago 25 May 20, 12:03am -
  • Samsung gets approval for Galaxy Watch Active 2's ECG, but only in Korea
    The ECG sensor on the Galaxy Watch Active 2 has gone unused for the better part of a year, but it’s finally close to fulfilling its original purpose... in one country, anyway. Samsung has received approval to use the ECG feature for measuring heart r...
    - 1 day ago 24 May 20, 11:15pm -
  • The latest iOS jailbreak cracks virtually any iPhone
    Apple’s efforts to discourage iOS jailbreaking have typically left enthusiasts waiting a while until code sleuths discover a flaw that lets them bypass safeguards and break some of the platform’s rules. Not this time around, though. The Unc0ver team...
    - 1 day ago 24 May 20, 9:58pm -
  • After Math: Some good news for a change
    Feels like we’ve gone a day short of forever without hearing something positive and reassuring about the state of this quarantine. Folks around the country and around the world are cooped up, stressed out, and just waiting for the other shoe to drop....
    - 1 day ago 24 May 20, 8:30pm -
  • Astronomers spot a strange, first-of-its-kind asteroid near Jupiter
    There’s still plenty of opportunity for astronomers to discover strange new objects. Researchers using the University of Hawaii’s Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System (ATLAS) have found (via Gizmodo) a Trojan asteroid, 2019 LD2, that not onl...
    - 2 days ago 24 May 20, 5:32pm -
  • 'Halo 3' for PC should be ready for public testing in June
    It won’t be too much longer before you can play the whole of the original Halo trilogy on PC. The 343 Industries team has announced (via Windows Central) that public testing for Halo 3’s Master Chief Collection PC release should start sometime in the...
    - 2 days ago 24 May 20, 10:48am -
  • Amazon accused of fighting efforts to track COVID-19 in Wisconsin facilities
    Amazon may be improving safety measures in warehouses to protect against COVID-19, but it’s also accused of being less than forthcoming with vital data. The health officer for Kenosha County in Wisconsin, Jen Freiheit, told the Milwaukee Journal Sent...
    - 2 days ago 24 May 20, 7:32am -

9to5 Mac Apple News

  • newSydney’s flagship Apple Store reopens May 28 following renovations
    Apple’s flagship store on George St. in Sydney will reopen on May 28 at 10:00 AM following renovations that began in early January. The store is Apple’s only location in Australia that did not reopen on May 7 after the COVID-19 pandemic prompted temporary store closures across the world. more…The post Sydney’s flagship Apple Store reopens May 28 following renovations appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 4 hours ago 26 May 20, 3:49am -
  • new[Update: 2 stores in Japan reopen May 27, Apple Sydney on May 28] 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 some 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: 2 stores in Japan reopen May 27, Apple Sydney on…
    - 4 hours ago 26 May 20, 3:31am -
  • newHyperdeck brings Markdown presentations to iPad, understands 121 coding languages, much more
    A new app called Hyperdeck has launched today in beta for iPad that comes with a compelling list of features. In addition to support for creating presentations with Markdown, it also features a clean UI for the times you want a more traditional Keynote-like experience. Music to programmers’ ears, Hyperdeck can understand 121 coding languages making it seamless to include and edit code, highlight specific lines, and more. more…The post Hyperdeck brings Markdown presentations to iPad, under…
    - 6 hours ago 26 May 20, 1:40am -
  • new9to5Mac Daily: May 25, 2020 – iOS 13.5 jailbreak, macOS Messages app going Catalyst
    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-05-25-20.mp3 more…The post 9to5Mac Daily: May 25, 2020 – iOS 13.5 jailbreak, macOS Messages app go…
    - 9 hours ago 25 May 20, 10:47pm -
  • newSpend Stack budgeting app for iOS adds Apple Card integration, iPad cursor support, more
    Spend Stack is a powerful budgeting app designed for iPhone and iPad, with a focus on using running totals and factoring in promotions, tax, and more. A new update to the app today brings support for importing your Apple Card statement, iPadOS cursor optimization, and more. more…The post Spend Stack budgeting app for iOS adds Apple Card integration, iPad cursor support, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 10 hours ago 25 May 20, 9:27pm -
  • newBest Memorial Day 2020 Deals: Save on the latest from Apple, Google, more
    Memorial Day often brings a wide range of deals each year and 2020 is certainly not an exception to the rule. All of the top retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy, B&H, and many others are getting in on the action. Whether you’re looking to save on Apple products, smart home gear, or TVs, there is something for everyone on sale. Head below for all of the best Memorial Day deals. more…The post Best Memorial Day 2020 Deals: Save on the latest from Apple, Google, more appeared first on 9to5M…
    - 11 hours ago 25 May 20, 8:20pm -
  • newYobi B3 beats the smart home industry to creating an affordable HomeKit doorbell
    HomeKit doorbells are like unicorns. Mythical and make-believe, yet they still hold a place in our imagination. But what if they were real? HomeKit doorbells, not unicorns, that is. Turns out they do exist, and they’re as magical as any HomeKit enthusiast would expect. Especially if you’ve been waiting for years to get your hands on one.Yobi B3 is the star of the HomeKit doorbell category. With an affordable price tag and a consumer-friendly design, Yobi is made to fill the massive gap le…
    - 12 hours ago 25 May 20, 8:05pm -
  • newMacBook Pro Diary: Dell UltraSharp 49 verdict will come as no surprise
    Ten days later, it’s time for my Dell UltraSharp 49 verdict – which will come as no surprise to anyone, I think.When I decided to try Dell’s 49-inch monitor, I said that I’d lusted after it ever since it was announced, but all the same, it did feel a little bit crazy … more…The post MacBook Pro Diary: Dell UltraSharp 49 verdict will come as no surprise appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 12 hours ago 25 May 20, 7:47pm -
  • newHow to jailbreak iOS 13.5 using Unc0ver on macOS [Video]
    It’s been a long time since I’ve made a post about anything regarding jailbreaking, but this release is big. Thanks to a new 0day kernel vulnerability from @Pwn20wnd, all iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch devices that can run iOS 13.5 can be jailbroken.In other words, that means that every modern iOS device that you have available to you today can be jailbroken. It wasn’t that long ago when some thought that jailbreaking was dead, but this release proves otherwise.Watch our brief hands-on…
    - 12 hours ago 25 May 20, 7:16pm -
  • newGermany, Switzerland, Latvia, and Estonia said to have adopted Apple/Google API
    It appears that Germany, Switzerland, Latvia, and Estonia are four of the 22 countries to adopt the Apple/Google API for their coronavirus contact-tracing apps … more…The post Germany, Switzerland, Latvia, and Estonia said to have adopted Apple/Google API appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 13 hours ago 25 May 20, 6:23pm -
  • newComment: The Messages Mac app getting parity with iOS app is non-trivial
    My colleague Filipe Espósito has discovered evidence that Apple plans to revitalize the Messages Mac app by creating a Catalyst version. This would mean that it would finally gain parity with the iOS app in terms of access to thing like stickers, GIFs, message effects and so on.Although some might consider this a rather trivial thing, I think it’s actually a little more important than it might seem … more…The post Comment: The Messages Mac app getting parity with iOS app is non-trivia…
    - 14 hours ago 25 May 20, 5:19pm -
  • newApp Store releasing repeat app updates, likely to fix bug that prevented apps from launching
    The iPhone and iPad App Store is re-releasing updates for a lot of iOS apps, with many users seeing 50 or more app updates scheduled over the weekend.These app updates are the same builds as the device will have already downloaded. It appears Apple is doing this to workaround a Family Sharing glitch that was preventing some users from launching apps at all. more…The post App Store releasing repeat app updates, likely to fix bug that prevented apps from launching appeared first on 9to5Mac.…
    - 17 hours ago 25 May 20, 3:05pm -
  • newHow to make phone calls on a Mac
    Want to take advantage of making a call without needing your iPhone on hand or switching up your headphone connection? Follow along for how to make phone calls on a Mac.more…The post How to make phone calls on a Mac appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 19 hours ago 25 May 20, 12:31pm -
  • Logic Pro X 10.5: How to get started with Apple’s magical new Live Loops
    Apple introduced the incredible new Live Loops in the latest Logic Pro X 10.5 update. The new feature is just that, a fresh way of interacting with your tracks and loops in Logic Pro X that is designed to work in tandem with the existing workflow, not instead of it. Directly integrated with the main Tracks area and familiar left to right timeline workflow, Live Loops provides creatives with a free-form, modular point of view of music making that can then be either performed into or immediately…
    - 1 day ago 25 May 20, 2:12am -
  • iPadOS 14 wishlist: Keyboard shortcuts, new home screen features, more
    9to5Mac is brought to you 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.The iPad just got quite a bit better thanks to iPadOS 13.4, which added full support for trackpads. Now, attention has shifted to iPadOS 14, which is expected to be announced next month during Apple’s virtual Worldwide Developers Conference. What new features can we expect in iPadOS 14? I have a few suggestions… more…The p…
    - 1 day ago 24 May 20, 10:15pm -
  • Comment: Why didn’t FaceTime have its ‘Zoom’ moment during COVID-19?
    The rise of Zoom could be the headline for the 2020 technology scene. Zoom has replaced classrooms, board meetings, concerts, and even some low budget sporting events. What I find interesting about Zoom is how it took off for video communications while we had other services that were better in a lot of ways. I particularly want to look at FaceTime during COVID-19, and how despite having a nearly decade long existence and being built into every iOS and macOS device, it didn’t have its ‘Zoom…
    - 1 day ago 24 May 20, 10:05pm -
  • Poll: Would a back catalog of content make Apple TV+ more appealing to you?
    Earlier this week, a report suggested that Apple is in the process of buying rights to older Hollywood TV shows and movies as an effort to expand the Apple TV+ service. This comes as production on Apple TV+ shows is delayed significantly because of COVID-19. more…The post Poll: Would a back catalog of content make Apple TV+ more appealing to you? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 24 May 20, 8:42pm -
  • Apollo for Reddit update brings media enhancements, Reddit Polls, new icons, much more
    Apollo for Reddit is one of the most powerful and popular third-party Reddit apps for iOS, and a new update this weekend takes makes further improvements. The update brings improvements to media viewing, new app icons, iPadOS cursor support, and more. more…The post Apollo for Reddit update brings media enhancements, Reddit Polls, new icons, much more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 24 May 20, 7:51pm -
  • This week’s top stories: iOS 13.5, Apple ditching EarPods, new Apple Watch bands, more
    In this week’s top stories: Apple releases iOS 13.5 to the public, Apple might ditch EarPods with this year’s iPhone 12, new Apple Watch Pride bands and watch faces, and much more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest news.more…The post This week’s top stories: iOS 13.5, Apple ditching EarPods, new Apple Watch bands, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 24 May 20, 7:10pm -
  • Get cash in the best iPhone, iPad, and MacBook trade in deals for May 2020
    We’re well into 2020 now, and if you missed the fall smartphone upgrade cycle, you might be thinking it’s time to upgrade all those old devices. But if you’re buying a new iPhone, iPad, or other Apple device for yourself or a loved one this year, what are you to do with all your old gear? Why not get some cash for those devices? This month’s deals below… more…The post Get cash in the best iPhone, iPad, and MacBook trade in deals for May 2020 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 24 May 20, 1:03pm -
  • Apple working to replace Messages app on Mac with a Catalyst version iOS 14 code reveals
    9to5Mac exclusively reported some of the details and new features of the upcoming iOS 14, which will be officially announced by Apple next month. Now we have found evidence that Apple is working to completely replace the Messages app on macOS with a Catalyst version, based on iOS 14 code. more…The post Apple working to replace Messages app on Mac with a Catalyst version iOS 14 code reveals appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 23 May 20, 10:09pm -
  • Podcast of the Week: Spectacular Failures
    One of my favorite podcasts of 2019 was Spectacular Failures. I discovered it right after it was released, and I couldn’t wait for each episode to be released. My favorite episode was the one where they looked into Toys R Us. I had heard that Toys R Us was actually headed towards profitability, but the private equity firms that owned it shut it down and took plenty of money in the progress. more…The post Podcast of the Week: Spectacular Failures appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 23 May 20, 9:30pm -
  • Sundar Pichai talks working with Apple for COVID-19 exposure logging, what it means for the future
    Apple and Google are working together on the cross-platform Exposure Notification API for COVID-19 contact tracing. In a new interview with Wired, Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai discussed the origins of the partnership with Apple, and what it could mean for their relationship going forward. more…The post Sundar Pichai talks working with Apple for COVID-19 exposure logging, what it means for the future appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 23 May 20, 8:50pm -
  • Ex-Apple designer Christopher Stringer set to compete against HomePod and Sonos with new home audio startup
    A long time Apple designer Christopher Stringer is set to launch a new home audio product as part of a new startup ‘Syng’. Stringer left Apple in 2017 after more than 20 years at the company. Stringer is believed to have left Apple partly because of Jony Ive’s retirement from product responsibilities. more…The post Ex-Apple designer Christopher Stringer set to compete against HomePod and Sonos with new home audio startup appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 23 May 20, 8:18pm -
  • Here’s how Apple and Google’s Exposure Notification API works while securing privacy
    Apple officially released iOS 13.5 to the public this week. The update includes changes such as Face ID improvements for masks, new Apple Music features, and more. Perhaps most importantly, however, the update brings the first version of the Exposure Notification API developed by Apple and Google. Here’s how that feature works, while also preserving your privacy. more…The post Here’s how Apple and Google’s Exposure Notification API works while securing privacy appeared first on 9to5Ma…
    - 2 days ago 23 May 20, 7:51pm -
  • Apple @ Work: What are the best management options for Ubiquiti networks?
    Ubiquiti is a popular networking choice for small and medium-sized businesses. It offers extremely low costs with a useful feature set for many organization’s needs. There are a lot of plusses and minuses to using Ubiquiti products, but I am not getting into that aspect today. What I do want to look at are Ubiquiti management options. more…The post Apple @ Work: What are the best management options for Ubiquiti networks? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 23 May 20, 7:30pm -
  • 9to5Rewards: Enter to win the iPhone SE from Incipio
    Last week we announced we’ve teamed up with Incipio for the launch of our latest giveaway on 9to5Rewards. We’ll be gifting one lucky reader the 2020 iPhone SE (64GB) to coincide with the release of the new iPhone SE case line up from Incipio. Check out the new collection and hit the form below for your chance to take home the iPhone SE. more…The post 9to5Rewards: Enter to win the iPhone SE from Incipio appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 23 May 20, 2:24am -
  • Apple TV+ ‘Mythic Quest’ cast and crew raised $600K for pandemic relief along with special quarantine episode
    Apple TV+ comedy Mythic Quest launched its special quarantine episode today that was shot using 40 iPhones. Beyond bringing some laughs with the hilarious new bonus episode grounded in our current COVID-19 reality it has also raised over half a million dollars for coronavirus relief. more…The post Apple TV+ ‘Mythic Quest’ cast and crew raised $600K for pandemic relief along with special quarantine episode appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 23 May 20, 1:12am -
  • Apple’s AirPods ad ‘Bounce’ takes Best in Show at ADC Awards
    Apple has earned the award for Best in Show at the 99th ADC Awards for its playful and fun AirPods ad, “Bounce.” Apple also took home the award for Client of the Year and its partner TBWA\Media Arts Lab won Best Ad Agency of the Year. more…The post Apple’s AirPods ad ‘Bounce’ takes Best in Show at ADC Awards appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 23 May 20, 12:10am -
  • HomeKit Weekly: Is Netatmo the best indoor camera for HomeKit Secure Video?
    When 2020 started, I didn’t have a single camera in my HomeKit setup, but as the year as gone on, I’ve been picking up cameras left and right. After deploying multiple eufyCameras around the exterior of my house, I turned my attention to covering parts of the interior of my house. While HomeKit Secure Video is essential for outside of the house, it’s required for the inside of my house. It’s one thing for a company to have views on the outside of my house, but only I want to be able to…
    - 3 days ago 22 May 20, 9:30pm -
  • Apple’s 10.2-inch iPad $100 off in today’s best deals, plus iPhones from $130, more
    Today’s best deals include notable iPad discounts during the Best Buy Memorial Day sale, plus a discount on Apple’s iPhones, and AirPods get another price drop. Hit the jump for the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more…The post Apple’s 10.2-inch iPad $100 off in today’s best deals, plus iPhones from $130, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 22 May 20, 9:22pm -
  • COVID-19: How do Apple Store procedures compare to other leading retailers?
    On May 17, Apple detailed its retail store response to COVID-19 in an open letter written by SVP of Retail + People Deirdre O’Brien. The letter spoke of a commitment to care for store teams, customers, and communities. Apple has been recognized as an early leader in its actions to create a safe store environment. How does its response compare to other top retailers? more…The post COVID-19: How do Apple Store procedures compare to other leading retailers? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 22 May 20, 9:06pm -
  • 9to5Mac Happy Hour 278: iOS 13.5 release, iPhone 12 EarPods, Apple TV+ back catalog
    Benjamin and Zac unpack the release of iOS 13.5 and the Apple/Google Exposure Notification API app adoption, Apple Watch 2020 Pride bands and faces, Ming-Chi Kuo’s prediction that iPhone 12 won’t include EarPods in the box, Apple TV+ potentially buying a back catalog of content, a new Tom Hanks film coming to the service, and much more.Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 SpotifySponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep tracking…
    - 3 days ago 22 May 20, 8:39pm -
  • PSA: iOS 13 App Store bug temporarily preventing apps like YouTube from launching for some
    iOS 13.5 was released for all users this week, and it’s already causing some problems. According to several reports on social networks, some users cannot open their iPhone and iPad apps as the system shows an unexpected error message. more…The post PSA: iOS 13 App Store bug temporarily preventing apps like YouTube from launching for some appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 22 May 20, 8:18pm -
  • 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.
    - 4 days ago 22 May 20, 6:59pm -
  • Automatically cancel your Netflix account if you don’t use it? Coming now.
    A feature to cancel your Netflix account automatically if you don’t use it is being rolled out now, says the company. While the approach is to be applauded – and ought to be replicated by other subscription services – it’s not exactly quick to kick in … more…The post Automatically cancel your Netflix account if you don’t use it? Coming now. appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 4 days ago 22 May 20, 6:57pm -
  • Poll: What’s your view on permanently working from home, and on salary debate?
    It’s looking increasingly likely that one of the long-term impacts of the coronavirus crisis will be a record number of people permanently working from home.Lockdowns mean huge numbers of people have already been working from home for weeks or months, and we’ve seen a number of tech giants offer employees the opportunity to do so on a permanent basis… more…The post Poll: What’s your view on permanently working from home, and on salary debate? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 4 days ago 22 May 20, 6:41pm -
  • 9to5Mac Daily: May 22, 2020 – Apple’s plans for original podcasting, more
    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 Concepts App: Sketch and design your ideas on an infinite canvas with flexible vector ink. Available on iPad and iPhone. Try it for free.https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/05/9to5Mac-Daily-05-22-20.mp3 more…The post 9to5Mac Daily:…
    - 4 days ago 22 May 20, 6:41pm -
  • Apple’s Memorial Day weekend movie sale starts at $5, bundles, 4K, more
    On top of notable Memorial Day sales from Best Buy, Pad & Quill, and Google, Apple is now launching its own holiday promotion focused on $5 movies and select bundles. You’ll find new and old hits in both 4K and 1080p to add to your library of content. With a long weekend ahead, now is a great time to score some new movies. Hit the jump for all of our top picks. more…The post Apple’s Memorial Day weekend movie sale starts at $5, bundles, 4K, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 4 days ago 22 May 20, 6:23pm -
  • FBI cannot even look at your phone lock screen without a warrant, rules judge
    The FBI broke the law when it switched on a suspect’s phone to look at his lock screen without a warrant, ruled a judge.It said that gathering evidence from a lock screen constitutes a search, and doing this without a warrant violates the 4th Amendment, which prohibits unreasonable search and seizure … more…The post FBI cannot even look at your phone lock screen without a warrant, rules judge appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 4 days ago 22 May 20, 5:14pm -
  • WhatsApp testing easier way to add contacts, by sharing a personal QR code
    WhatsApp is testing an easier way to add a contact, or share your own contact details with someone else: using a personal QR code … more…The post WhatsApp testing easier way to add contacts, by sharing a personal QR code appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 4 days ago 22 May 20, 4:35pm -
  • Best Buy Memorial Day sale now live: Save on iPad, Macs, Apple Watch, more
    The annual Best Buy Memorial Day sale is up and running today with some of the lowest prices of the year on iPads, Macs, and more. Free shipping is available for all with Amazon matching select deals, as well. Hit the jump for all of our top picks from this year’s Best Buy Memorial Day sale event. more…The post Best Buy Memorial Day sale now live: Save on iPad, Macs, Apple Watch, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 4 days ago 22 May 20, 4:16pm -
  • 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.
    - 4 days ago 22 May 20, 3:04pm -
  • iPhone and iPad: How to stop moving faces in Group FaceTime
    As video call apps have seen massive growth over the last few months during the pandemic, Apple users have found Group FaceTime’s moving tiles to offer a distracting experience. With Apple’s iOS 13.5 software comes the option to stop moving faces in Group FaceTime calls. more…The post iPhone and iPad: How to stop moving faces in Group FaceTime appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 4 days ago 22 May 20, 12:31pm -
  • Apple TV+ roundup: ‘Little Voice’ premiere date, Daytime Emmy nominations, series about Gawker
    Apple TV+ has announced that the “coming-of-age drama series” Little Voice will premiere on Friday, July 10. This half-hour series comes from J.J. Abrams, Sara Bareilles, and Jessie Nelson. We’ve also got rumors of a new Apple TV+ series reportedly based on Gawker, as well as Daytime Emmy nominations. more…The post Apple TV+ roundup: ‘Little Voice’ premiere date, Daytime Emmy nominations, series about Gawker appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 4 days ago 22 May 20, 5:08am -
  • Adobe Premiere Pro beta gains Apple Afterburner Card support on Mac Pro
    After recently adding native support for ProRes RAW in Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects and Media Encoder, Adobe has added support for Apple’s Afterburner card in beta builds of Premiere Pro.As noted by MacRumors, the Apple Afterburner Card will accelerate ProRes 4444 and ProRes 422 video codec decoding in Adobe’s NLE, supplementing other hardware to aid performance. ProRes RAW acceleration is not yet available in the beta. more…The post Adobe Premiere Pro beta gains Apple Afterburne…
    - 4 days ago 22 May 20, 3:05am -
  • Bloomberg: Apple seeking new boss for original podcasts effort, plans TV+ tie-ins
    Following Spotify’s acquisition of The Joe Rogan Experience earlier this week, a new report from Bloomberg today details Apple’s own plans to ramp up its focus on podcasts. The report explains that part of Apple’s goal is to help promote its Apple TV+ service. more…The post Bloomberg: Apple seeking new boss for original podcasts effort, plans TV+ tie-ins appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 4 days ago 22 May 20, 12:53am -
  • Instagram adds Messenger Rooms support for up to 50 people, here’s how it works
    Instagram is the latest of Facebook’s services to gain support for its new group video chat feature, Messenger Rooms. Follow along for a look at how it works… more…The post Instagram adds Messenger Rooms support for up to 50 people, here’s how it works appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 4 days ago 22 May 20, 12:38am -
  • Samsung unveils ‘Terrace’ 4K outdoor smart TV with Apple TV and AirPlay 2
    Samsung has launched its latest product today that sees its QLED Smart TV series expand outside. The new Terrace 4K outdoor TV comes with an IP55 dust and water resistance rating, a bright enough screen to enjoy content even in direct sunlight as well as Apple TV, iTunes, Apple Music, and AirPlay 2 integration. more…The post Samsung unveils ‘Terrace’ 4K outdoor smart TV with Apple TV and AirPlay 2 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 4 days ago 21 May 20, 11:57pm -
  • [Update: Now available in Italy] Twitter testing Instagram Stories-like ‘Fleets’ feature for deleting tweets after 24 hours
    Update 5/21: Previously only available in Brazil, the new Fleets feature is now being rolled out to Twitter users in Italy. According to Twitter, people are tweeting more after having access to Fleets, so the company decided to expand it to more countries. You can check our first in-depth look at Fleets here.Twitter is now testing a new feature called “Fleets”, which automatically deletes tweets after 24 hours. The announcement was made today by Kayvon Beykpour, Product Lead of Twitter.…
    - 4 days ago 21 May 20, 9:55pm -
  • [Update: Now live] T-Mobile plans 10 years of free 5G unlimited service for first responders
    T-Mobile’s CEO, John Legere, announced today that if the merger with Sprint goes through, New T-Mobile will give free 5G unlimited service for 10 years to first responders. more…The post [Update: Now live] T-Mobile plans 10 years of free 5G unlimited service for first responders appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 4 days ago 21 May 20, 9:54pm -
  • 9to5Mac Daily: May 21, 2020 – Apple releases iOS 13.5 and Exposure Notification API
    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 Concepts App: Sketch and design your ideas on an infinite canvas with flexible vector ink. Available on iPad and iPhone. Try it for free.https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/05/9to5Mac-Daily-05-21-2020.mp3 more…The post 9to5Mac Daily…
    - 4 days ago 21 May 20, 9:35pm -
  • Early Memorial Day deals include up to $500 off latest MacBooks, Apple Watch Series 5 $285, AirPods Pro, more
    It’s a loaded 9to5Toys Lunch Break as near all-time lows hit Apple’s latest MacBooks, Apple Watch Series 5, and AirPods Pro. You can get all the details on these stellar early Memorial Day deals just below. more…The post Early Memorial Day deals include up to $500 off latest MacBooks, Apple Watch Series 5 $285, AirPods Pro, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 4 days ago 21 May 20, 9:20pm -
  • Veteran analyst breaks down similarities between Apple and Tesla, how Apple can impact car industry
    Morgan Stanley has published a new investor note this week in which veteran analyst Katy Huberty breaks down her thoughts on Apple, Tesla, and the future of both companies. Huberty also acknowledges what needs to change for Apple to have a bigger impact “around cars and transportation.” more…The post Veteran analyst breaks down similarities between Apple and Tesla, how Apple can impact car industry appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 4 days ago 21 May 20, 9:19pm -
  • Which U.S. states are using Apple’s Exposure Notification API for COVID-19 contact tracing?
    Apple and Google announced plans to build COVID-19 tracing into iPhone and Android operating systems on April 10. The move marked a major partnership between the top two mobile operating system competitors in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19. Platform updates to enable the COVID-19 contact tracing feature on iOS and Android were publicly released 40 days later on May 20.So how do you participate in COVID-19 contact tracing efforts with your smartphone?In this story, 9to5Mac is tra…
    - 4 days ago 21 May 20, 8:30pm -
  • As we await iPhone 12, report details 5G speeds and availability from carriers
    As we await the launch of the iPhone 12 – the first iPhone to support 5G – a new report tells us what we can expect in terms of 5G speeds and availability from various US and international carriers – and the news is very mixed … more…The post As we await iPhone 12, report details 5G speeds and availability from carriers appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 5 days ago 21 May 20, 7:44pm -
  • Facebook Messenger will now warn you about scams and impersonators
    Facebook Messenger will now warn you about scams when you receive a suspicious message from someone you don’t know — or when someone appears to be attempting to impersonate one of your Facebook friends… more…The post Facebook Messenger will now warn you about scams and impersonators appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 5 days ago 21 May 20, 7:20pm -
  • Jamf Protect adds new macOS malware prevention capabilities to its endpoint security solution
    Jamf Protect was the first macOS endpoint security solution to use Apple’s new Endpoint Security Framework to enforce malware prevention in a way that ensures a great macOS experience. Many of the other solutions use non-Apple advised methods thus impacting the overall experience for the end-user. more…The post Jamf Protect adds new macOS malware prevention capabilities to its endpoint security solution appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 5 days ago 21 May 20, 6:30pm -
  • JumpCloud expands Apple enterprise offering by adding MDM solution
    JumpCloud, the makers of the popular cloud directory service, is expanding its product portfolio to offer a new mobile device management solution for Apple enterprises. JumpCloud has been a popular ‘directory-as-a-service’ vendor for Apple enterprises looking to move away from Microsoft’s Active Directory. The JumpCloud MDM solution will work directly with Apple’s MDM APIs. more…The post JumpCloud expands Apple enterprise offering by adding MDM solution appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 5 days ago 21 May 20, 6:30pm -
  • Signal registration lock stops your account being hijacked on a new phone
    Secure messaging app Signal has added a new level of protection in the latest version. Signal registration lock won’t allow anyone to register your phone number on a new phone without a PIN … more…The post Signal registration lock stops your account being hijacked on a new phone appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 5 days ago 21 May 20, 6:14pm -

Cult of Mac

  • newApple iOS app updates are being re-issued for unknown reasons
    Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge If your iPhone or iPad has dozens of apps needing unexpected updates, don’t worry: you’re not alone. For some reason, Apple appears to be reissuing recently-published app updates, resulting in users having to reinstall the latest version of some apps. Among the Verge team, the number of unexpected updates ranged from less than twenty to nearly 100, with updates dating back to the beginning of the month resurfacing from the depths of the App Sto…
    - 18 hours ago 25 May 20, 2:12pm -
  • New jailbreak tool works on Apple’s just-released iOS 13.5
    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A new tool by hacking group Unc0ver can jailbreak iOS 13.5, the just-released version of Apple’s mobile operating system, Wired reported. The group says the jailbreak, which works on iOS 11 and higher, is built on a zero-day vulnerability, doesn’t drain a device’s battery life, and doesn’t affect the use of Apple services or undermine the iOS sandbox security, according to Wired. Unc0ver’s lead developer told Wired the jailbreak adds excepti…
    - 1 day ago 24 May 20, 8:36pm -
  • An early version of iOS 14 has been floating around the internet for months
    Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Security researchers, hackers, and bloggers have had access to an early version of iOS 14 since “at least February,” according to Vice. There have already been many iOS 14 leaks over the past few months, and it seems possible the information came from this early version of the operating system.It’s common for small tidbits about Apple software updates to leak in the months and weeks before Apple officially unveils them. But it’s quite unusu…
    - 3 days ago 22 May 20, 11:02pm -
  • Apple has moved some AirPods Pro manufacturing from China to Vietnam
    Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Some Apple AirPods Pro cases now say the headphones are assembled in Vietnam, according to a Twitter user, multiple reports on the MacRumors forums, and one Verge staffer who recently purchased a pair, indicating the company may be reducing its reliance on Chinese manufacturing (via MacRumors). Typically, AirPods Pro units contain a message on the back of the case that says the device was assembled in China.Here’s a photo of what the new message looks like:…
    - 4 days ago 22 May 20, 1:11am -
  • Apple TV Plus is still looking for its big win
    Photo by Noah Berger / AFP / Getty Images With a $6 billion content budget, Hollywood’s biggest names, and hundreds of millions of potential customers, Apple TV Plus launched in November 2019 with an ambitious goal: create Apple’s own HBO. But a little over six months later, Apple TV Plus is barely a part of the streaming conversation.Now should be Apple’s time to shine. The company is gifting subscriptions to practically anyone with an Apple device, and the entire world is stuck at ho…
    - 5 days ago 21 May 20, 7:21pm -
  • Students are failing AP tests because the College Board can’t handle iPhone photos
    Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Nick Bryner, a high school senior in Los Angeles, had just completed his AP English Literature and Composition test last week. But when he snapped a photo of a written answer with his iPhone and attempted to upload it to the testing portal, it stopped responding. The website got stuck on the loading screen until Bryner’s time ran out. Bryner failed the test. He’s retaking it in a few weeks. Bryner is among the many high school students around…
    - 5 days ago 21 May 20, 12:25am -
  • iOS 13.5 is out now with a faster way to unlock your iPhone while wearing a face mask
    Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Apple released iOS 13.5 today with two new features that are a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic: changes to Face ID to make it easier to unlock your phone if you’re wearing a face mask and support for the first phase of Apple and Google’s jointly-developed exposure notification system.On previous versions of iOS, if you were wearing a face mask and tried to use Face ID to access your phone, you’d have to wait for a couple seconds while…
    - 5 days ago 20 May 20, 10:37pm -
  • Twitter is testing a way to let you limit replies to your tweets
    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter is testing a way to let you limit how many people can reply to your tweets. If you’re part of the test, when you compose a tweet, you’ll be able to select if you’ll allow replies from everyone, people you follow, or only people you @ mention. Twitter said in January that this feature would be coming to the platform sometime this year. Here’s a video from Twitter showing how the feature works:Testing, testing...A new way to have a con…
    - 5 days ago 20 May 20, 10:35pm -
  • Three US states have signed on to Apple and Google’s exposure notification system
    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge On Wednesday, Apple and Google rolled out support for their coronavirus exposure notification system, as implemented in an update to iOS and Android. First announced on April 10th, the system uses a complex BLE Beacon protocol to allow users to track recent exposures to other users who have tested positive for COVID-19. The companies have pledged not to collect data from the framework or otherwise monetize it, and they intend to shut the system down onc…
    - 5 days ago 20 May 20, 10:30pm -
  • Four new Apple Powerbeats Pro colors appear to have leaked
    The new colors include red (pictured) as well as light blue, yellow, and pink. | Image: WinFuture Apple looks set to release its true wireless Powerbeats Pro in four new colors if a series of leaked images published by WinFuture are to be believed. The images show the true wireless earbuds in red, pink, light blue, and yellow. 9to5Mac pointed out last week that a new set of Powerbeats Pro recently passed through the Federal Communications Commission, which could well be explained by these new…
    - 6 days ago 20 May 20, 7:26pm -

Apple Insider

MacWorld

  • newiPadOS 14 wishlist: Smarter multitasking, portrait split screen, a $#!% calculator, and more
    We don’t quite know what it’s going to look like yet, but in less than a month, WWDC 2020 will give us our first look at the next generation of Apple’s operating systems. And this year, all eyes will be on iPadOS. After splitting off from iOS last year to give the iPad more room to breathe, Apple’s tablet is on the verge of busting out with its new trackpad support and "reimagined" cursor. Here's what we hope iPadOS 14 brings to take things to the next level.To read this article in full,…
    - 15 hours ago 25 May 20, 4:30pm -
  • newWant to listen to Spotify remotely with your friends? There’s an app for that
    Just like the late Turntable.fm app, JQBX lets you create remote listening rooms for your friends. You will, however, need a Spotify Premium account to indulge.
    - 15 hours ago 25 May 20, 4:30pm -
  • newThe problem with Apple Mail’s junk filtering
    Spam remains a problem decades after its unfortunate debut on the internet. Spam, loosely defined, is any message you don’t want to receive of a commercial or misleading nature. Millions of person-hours have been spent to try to identify automatically and correctly unsolicited commercial email (UCE), phishing email, and other malicious or offensive messages. No one has fully succeeded.Apple’s iCloud mail hosting and Mail apps for iOS, iPadOS, and macOS try to provide an interconnected set of…
    - 16 hours ago 25 May 20, 3:45pm -
  • iPhone SE vs Android’s best: A $399 iPhone stands up to $3,000 in Android phones
    When comparing phones, you generally want them to be in the same league. These days that might mean there’s a few hundred dollars separating the models—like the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro, or the Galaxy S20+ and the OnePlus 8 Pro—but it's basically a waste of time to pit the $1,400 Galaxy S20 Ultra against the $400 Galaxy A51.To read this article in full, please click here
    - 3 days ago 23 May 20, 5:37pm -
  • Here 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…
    - 3 days ago 22 May 20, 11:43pm -
  • Apple Arcade: 'Towers of Everland' is out 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 5/22/20: Added Towers of Everland to the list of available games.  To read this article in full…
    - 3 days ago 22 May 20, 10:28pm -
  • Apple TV+ originals: 'Little Voice' to debut on July 10
    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…
    - 3 days ago 22 May 20, 10:20pm -
  • Fitbit is studying how to detect coronavirus before symptoms show up—and you can help
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  • The iPhone 12 might not include EarPods in the box and that’s OK
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  • Report: Apple to beef up Apple TV+ catalog with licensed content
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