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  • newTop EU Antitrust Investigator Warns Against Break Up of Big Tech Companies
    As the European Union increasingly targets big tech companies, top antitrust enforcer Margrethe Vestager has warned against the structural break up of big tech companies (via The Information).The comments were somewhat surprising, as Vestager has aggressively pursued antitrust investigations against the likes of Apple, Google, and Amazon in recent years. For example, it was Vestager who led the EU's appeal against a court ruling that overturned its demand that Apple pay 13 billion euros ($14.5…
    - 26 mins ago 28 Oct 20, 6:46pm -
  • newEve Adds Support for iOS 14's HomeKit Adaptive Lighting to Eve Light Strip
    Eve Systems, known for its line of HomeKit-connected products, today announced the launch of a new firmware update that will bring HomeKit Adaptive Lighting support to the Eve Light Strip.Eve is one of the first companies to embrace Adaptive Lighting, an iOS 14 feature that is designed to allow HomeKit-connected lights to adjust their color temperature throughout the day. Warm colors are used in the morning, cooler colors are used midday, and blue light is reduced at night for better sleep.C…
    - 42 mins ago 28 Oct 20, 6:30pm -
  • newMujjo Debuts New Range of Leather Cases for iPhone 12 Series
    When Apple unveiled the iPhone 12, it also announced a range of new cases, including a leather case with MagSafe that won't be available until Friday, November 6. If you're hankering after a leather case for your ‌iPhone 12‌ but have no intention of using MagSafe, which incidentally can cause cosmetic damage to leather, Dutch accessory maker Mujjo recently announced its latest leather case range via press release.After some delay, the new ‌iPhone 12‌ line-up is finally here, and with no…
    - 1 hour ago 28 Oct 20, 6:06pm -
  • newDeals: Woot Offering Discounts on Refurbished iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max Models
    Woot today is offering deals on the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. All of these smartphones are in refurbished condition and are expected to have a moderate level of wear and tear, but they were tested and are in full working condition.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.Prices start at $549.99 for a 64GB iPhone 11, which is down from Apple's price o…
    - 1 hour ago 28 Oct 20, 5:48pm -
  • newReport: Apple 'Stepping Up Efforts' to Develop Alternative to Google Search
    Apple is "stepping up efforts" to develop its own search technology as U.S. antitrust authorities target a lucrative deal between Apple and Google that keeps Google's search engine the default option on Apple devices, according to a new paywalled Financial Times report.In iOS 14, Apple shows its own web search results and links directly to websites when users type queries from the home screen. The changes were noticed back in August, but the report claims they add to "growing evidence" that Ap…
    - 4 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 3:12pm -
  • newiPhone 12 Models Might Support Reverse Charging of Future Apple Accessories According to FCC Filing
    iPhone 12 models could have an inactive wireless charging feature for accessories, according to an FCC filing discovered by VentureBeat's Jeremy Horwitz.In the filing, Apple said that 2020 iPhones support a wireless charging function that will seemingly be enabled for at least one future Apple accessory:In addition to being able to be charged by a desktop WPT charger (puck), 2020 iPhones also support WPT charging function at 360 kHz to charge accessories. Currently the only accessory that can…
    - 12 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 6:55am -
  • newAfter Mocking Apple, Samsung May Remove Power Adapter From Galaxy S21 Box
    Samsung's Galaxy S21, coming in 2021, may not include a power adapter or headphones in the box, according to reports from Korean media sites highlighted by SamMobile.Rumors earlier this year also said that Samsung was considering removing these accessories from future smartphone models, but that didn't stop Samsung from mocking Apple for selling the iPhone 12 models without a power adapter or EarPods.Apple's ‌iPhone 12‌ models ship with just a USB-C to Lightning cable. When announcing th…
    - 14 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 4:59am -
  • new2020 iPad Air vs. iPad Pro: Hands-On Comparison
    Apple announced the new 2020 fourth-generation iPad Air in September, but the new tablets just started shipping out to customers last Friday. We picked one up and thought we'd do a hands-on comparison with the iPad Pro, which was last updated in March, because both tablets are about as powerful and share many similarities.Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.Design and SizeWhen it comes to design, the 11-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ and the 10.9-inch ‌iPad Air‌ look quite si…
    - 16 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 3:33am -
  • newiOS 14 Poised to Surpass iOS 13 Installations as Adoption Nears 50%
    More than five weeks after release, iOS 14 adoption is set to overtake iOS 13 as the most installed version of iOS, according to data obtained from Mixpanel's iOS 14 adoption tracker.Apple hasn't shared ‌iOS 14‌ installation numbers of its own, but Mixpanel's ‌iOS 14‌ adoption tracker monitors the number of devices that have each operating system installed. According to Mixpanel's numbers at the time of writing, ‌iOS 14‌ is installed on more than 46.07 percent of devices, which is…
    - 17 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 2:28am -
  • newJon Stewart Current Affairs Series Coming to Apple TV+
    Apple has secured a multi-year deal with writer, producer, and former host of "The Daily Show" Jon Stewart, which will see him returning to TV following his 2015 retirement, according to The Hollywood Reporter.Stewart will once again host a current affairs show, exploring topics at the center of national conversation. There's no title yet for the series, which will feature hourlong single-subject episodes. Stewart and former HBO chief Richard Plepler will serve as executive producers.During…
    - 17 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 1:43am -
  • newApple Acquires AI Startup Vilynx to Improve Siri
    Apple earlier this year acquired artificial intelligence startup Vilynx with the aim of improving the Siri voice assistant built into Apple devices, reports Bloomberg.The Vilynx website is now defunct, but the company described itself as "AI for media," and it developed tools to help media companies compete against Netflix and other major media giants. Vilynx had a tool that catalogued raw video to make it searchable, providing metadata for video, text, and images. It processed video and then…
    - 18 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 1:15am -
  • newApple Files Mystery 'Personal Computer' With Placeholder 'B2002' Name in Bluetooth Product Database
    Last week, a listing appeared in the Bluetooth product database for an Apple product with a placeholder name "B2002" and a model number of "TBD." MacRumors was alerted to the listing by health and fitness tech website MyHealthyApple.The product is filed under the "personal computer" category, which Apple has used for previous Mac and iPad listings in the database, so it is hard to pinpoint the listing to a specific product at this time. The listing could simply end up being for the new iPad Ai…
    - 18 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 1:06am -
  • newProfit Margin Tensions Souring Relationship Between Apple and Foxconn
    The relationship between longtime partners Apple and Foxconn is eroding due to a battle over profit margins, according to a new report from The Information. While Apple's gross profit margins are close to 40 percent, Foxconn's profit margins are in the single-digit percentage points, leading Foxconn to employ questionable tactics in an effort to grow its profits.For manufacturing projects, Foxconn routinely tells Apple that it hired more workers than it actually did. Foxconn has also used Appl…
    - 19 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 12:18am -
  • newPeanuts Fans Unhappy With Specials Being Limited to Apple TV+, Petition Tops 100,000 Signatures
    Apple has a content deal with WildBrain, the company behind the popular "Peanuts" franchise. The deal includes original content like "The Snoopy Show," and, as announced earlier this month, Peanuts specials for Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Mother's Day, Earth Day, New Year's Eve, and more.Longtime Peanuts fans are unhappy with the news that Peanuts specials are going to be limited to Apple TV+, and have created a petition urging WildBrain to bring the content back to broadcast TV.For ov…
    - 19 hours ago 27 Oct 20, 11:56pm -
  • newNew Backbone One Controller Brings a Console-Like Gaming Experience to iPhone

    - 20 hours ago 27 Oct 20, 11:04pm -
  • newT-Mobile Announces New TVision Streaming Service, Offers Free Apple TV+ With Subscription
    T-Mobile today announced the launch of new streaming service options that include TVision LIVE, VIBE, and CHANNELS, all of which work with a new TVision Hub.TVision LIVE is priced between $40 and $60 per month and offers up live news, sports, and other content along with on-demand TV shows and 100 hours of cloud DVR. Full details on all of the available channels can be found on T-Mobile's website.TVision VIBE is priced at $10 per month and offers over 30 channels from the "most-watched netw…
    - 21 hours ago 27 Oct 20, 10:25pm -
  • newLinksys Velop AX4200 WiFi 6 Mesh System Now Available
    Linksys today announced that its new Linksys Velop AX4200 WiFi 6 Mesh System is available for purchase, adding to its lineup of WiFi 6 router products.The Velop AX4200 is Linksys' new flagship WiFi mesh system, designed to provide the latest WiFi 6 connectivity at an affordable price. The AX4200 is powered by the Qualcomm Networking Pro 800 platform, featuring eight streams of tri-band WiFi 6 connectivity and a 64-bit 1.4GHz ARM processor powering dynamic data processing and management.The n…
    - 22 hours ago 27 Oct 20, 9:30pm -
  • newApple TV+ Orders Comedy Series 'Platonic' Starring Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen
    Apple today announced that it has ordered a new comedy series called "Platonic" that will be streamed on Apple TV+. The series, starring Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen, will be produced for Apple by Sony Pictures Television."Platonic" is a 10-episode, half-hour comedy series in which Byrne and Rogen will play childhood friends who reconnect as adults, according to Apple:A pair of former best friends who met in their youth (played by Byrne and Rogen) reconnect as adults and try to mend the rift that…
    - 22 hours ago 27 Oct 20, 9:08pm -
  • newApple Researching Stronger Displays for Foldable Devices to Resist Cracking
    A newly-published patent filing has revealed that Apple is developing a protective layer to resist cracking on foldable displays, as well as improve scratch resistance and durability (via Patently Apple).The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office filing, titled "Hybrid coverlay/window structure for flexible display applications," outlines how curved, flexible, or foldable display modules could use a protective hardcoat layer to circumvent cracking. Apple appears to be seeking to remedy display crack…
    - 23 hours ago 27 Oct 20, 8:08pm -
  • newDeals: Save Up to $75 on Apple's Entire 2020 iPad Pro Lineup
    We're tracking a collection of iPad Pro deals today, offered from retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo, Adorama, and Tiger Direct. Today's savings include markdowns on both Wi-Fi and cellular versions of the 2020 iPad Pro.Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.Some of the most notable deals today include savings on the cellular models of the n…
    - 23 hours ago 27 Oct 20, 7:57pm -

The Unofficial Apple Blog

  • newEPA tests show Tesla's 2021 models are even tougher to beat on efficiency
    Tesla’s claims of extended range on its 2021 EVs might be more than marketing bluster. As Electrek reports, the EPA has released MPGe (miles per gallon of gas equivalent) ratings showing the 2021 Model 3, X and Y variants topping the regulator’s elec...
    - 25 mins ago 28 Oct 20, 6:47pm -
  • newJabra's Elite 85h ANC headphones drop to $150 at Amazon and Best Buy
    We’ve been a fan of Jabra headphones and earbuds for years and now you can save $100 on one of our favorite pairs. The Jabra Elite 85h wireless headphones with active noise-cancellation are down to $150 at Amazon and Best Buy. Normally priced at $250...
    - 32 mins ago 28 Oct 20, 6:40pm -
  • newAlphabet’s Loon sets a new record for longest stratospheric flight
    Google parent Alphabet has revealed that one of its Loon balloons spent 312 days aloft, breaking its previous stratospheric flight record of 223 days, by a wide margin. It had quite a journey during that time, launching in Peurto Rico and heading to...
    - 42 mins ago 28 Oct 20, 6:30pm -
  • newLego’s Baby Yoda set is ready just in time for more ‘Mandalorian’
    Disney has a big (yet little) star with Baby Yoda and with Friday’s release of the The Mandalorian season two, be prepared to see new memes of the cute character across social media. Fans of the show have yet another piece of Baby Yoda merch they can...
    - 1 hour ago 28 Oct 20, 5:58pm -
  • newThe RadMission 1 is a $1,099 e-bike that delivers the basics
    More people than ever before are considering an electric bicycle. The benefits are numerous: it’s faster than walking and, while a good form of exercise, won’t make you sweat like a traditional bike would. It helps the environment — more so than a ga...
    - 2 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 5:30pm -
  • newThe Morning After: The PlayStation 5 is pretty big
    Finally, it’s time to actually play with the PS5 -- not that Sony’s suffering as the rest of us wait. No matter whether you store it vertically or horizontally, it’s a big darn console, supported by a new, cumbersome display plate that helps keep the...
    - 2 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 5:04pm -
  • newThe iPhone 12 could support reverse charging in the future, FCC filing hints
    The iPhone 12 may have an unannounced and currently dormant feature: the ability to charge your accessories wirelessly. In an FCC filing first found by VentureBeat’s Jeremy Horwitz, the tech giant wrote said that “2020 iPhone models also support WPT...
    - 4 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 3:25pm -
  • newLogitech's new $50 ergonomic trackball mouse has Bluetooth LE support
    Logitech has unveiled the Ergo M575, a wireless trackball with a design not unlike the iconic M570 model, but with improved ergonomics and some nice features borrowed from the high-end MX Ergo. The most important new addition is Bluetooth LE support,...
    - 4 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 2:51pm -
  • newSony is still selling lots of games ahead of the PS5's launch
    Sony continues to weather the financial storm caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In its latest quarterly earnings, the Japanese behemoth posted revenue of 2.1 trillion yen (roughly $20.2 billion), which is essentially flat on the same quarte...
    - 5 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 2:21pm -
  • newWindows 10 update removes Flash and prevents it from being reinstalled
    Microsoft has released an optional Catalog update that removes Adobe Flash from Windows 10 and prevents it from being reinstalled, paving the way for the eventual death of the app in 2021. However, as Bleeping Computer noted, the update (KB4577586) o...
    - 6 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 12:47pm -
  • newHackers briefly swap out a page on the Trump campaign site
    With less than a week to go before the US presidential election, election security is a hot-button topic, and hackers have already struck. TechCrunch and the New York Times report that the About page on DonaldJTrump.com was briefly replaced by an unk...
    - 8 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 11:05am -
  • newStarlink testers will pay $99 per month for SpaceX's satellite internet
    SpaceX’s Starlink internet satellite will cost early beta testers $99 a month, not including the $499 upfront cost for the hardware kit needed to access the network. According to CNBC and multiple other sources, the private space company has sent the...
    - 9 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 10:28am -
  • newModder's DIY project makes the SNES Super Scope work on your flat TV
    The heyday of light gun games is long gone, and even though people have tried to recreate it with things like Wiimote grips or PlayStation Move attachments — MAG II made an admirable effort — it’s just not the same. The classic games where we spent h...
    - 12 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 7:01am -
  • newMercedes-Benz's voice assistant will soon support Samsung SmartThings
    Samsung is teaming up with Mercedes-Benz to bring the automaker's cars into its smart home ecosystem. Starting with the S-Class in 2021, you'll be able to control many of your smart home devices via Mercedes-Benz’s MBUX Voice Assistant, including lig...
    - 15 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 4:31am -
  • newJon Stewart's next TV show is coming to Apple TV+
    Whatever the outcome of the November 3rd presidential election, Jon Stewart will be there to give his take on the politics of the day thanks to a new deal the comedian has signed with Apple. The Hollywood Reporter reports Stewart will host a new seri...
    - 16 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 3:40am -
  • newFacebook takes down more fake accounts, warns of ‘perception hacking’
    With just a week to go before the 2020 presidential election, Facebook has once again taken down networks of fake accounts that were targeting the US. As with other recent disclosures, Facebook says the networks were identified in an early stage. One...
    - 16 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 2:54am -
  • newApple's latest acquisition uses AI to figure out what's in your videos
    Add another AI startup to Apple’s growing list of 2020 acquisitions. According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the company bought a firm called Vilynx earlier this year. The startup had been training an AI that could understand the content of a video by...
    - 17 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 2:34am -
  • newMicrosoft is still a relentless money-making machine
    As usual, Microsoft’s latest earnings report for Q1 2021 paints a rosy picture. The company reported earnings of $37.2 billion, up 12 percent from last year, with a net profit of $13.9 billion, an impressive 30 percent jump. The big takeaway: The pan...
    - 17 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 2:18am -
  • newLenovo's Chromebook Duet with 128GB of storage falls to $249
    Chromebooks make great devices for those that live in a browser and solid secondary devices that you keep within reach of your couch at all times. They’ve recently gone up in price as companies make more work-friendly Chrome OS devices, but you’re in...
    - 17 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 2:09am -
  • newThe F(x)tec Pro1-X is a nerdy phone for nerdy people
    In 2019, a little known company by the name of F(x)tec released the Pro 1, a modern take on the QWERY phones of yesteryear. For a second act, the company is teaming up with XDA Developers, a community of mobile software developers, to release the Pro...
    - 18 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 1:08am -
  • newThis is Harley-Davidson's first electric bicycle
    Harley-Davidson’s first foray into the ebike market is the Serial 1, a sleek piece of two-wheeled machinery set to be available in March 2021. The Serial 1 has fat white tires, a relatively thin black frame, brown leather seat, light-up logos, and a...
    - 18 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 12:55am -
  • newAre Facebook and Twitter ready for a contested election?
    For Facebook and Twitter, the 2020 presidential election has required a different kind of preparation than in previous years. Yes, the companies are still watching out for foreign influence campaigns and other security threats, but there are also an...
    - 18 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 12:50am -
  • newVizio's rotating Dolby Atmos soundbar is now available for $1,000
    All the way back at CES, Vizio showed off a premium soundbar with channels that rotate upwards whenever it’s outputting Dolby Atmos and DTS:X encoded audio. Those speakers can blast audio off your ceiling to bolster height effects and they’ll point f...
    - 19 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 12:10am -
  • newFCC launches a $9 billion fund to expand 5G in rural areas
    The Federal Communications Commission today launched the 5G Fund for Rural America, a 10-year, $9 billion program designed to help close the nation’s digital divide. The money will be used to expand 5G wireless broadband connectivity to areas of the...
    - 19 hours ago 27 Oct 20, 11:45pm -
  • newGet a lifetime to Memrise Language Learning for $100
    It takes time and practice to grasp any new skill, whether trying to code or picking up a new language. Moreover, we tend to learn quicker and have more fun throughout the process when it happens in an experiential way. After all, that's how we all l...
    - 20 hours ago 27 Oct 20, 11:25pm -

9to5 Mac Apple News

  • newEve Light Strip becomes first accessory to support HomeKit Adaptive Lighting in iOS 14
    One of the new HomeKit features in iOS 14 is something called Adaptive Lighting, which automatically adjusts the color temperatures of smart lights based on time of day. Popular HomeKit accessory maker Eve has announced today that its Eve Light Strip is now the first to support the new iOS 14 Adaptive Lighting feature. more…The post Eve Light Strip becomes first accessory to support HomeKit Adaptive Lighting in iOS 14 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 11 mins ago 28 Oct 20, 7:01pm -
  • newAnalysts optimistic about AAPL Q4 2020 earnings despite iPhone delay
    Analysts appear optimistic about tomorrow’s AAPL Q4 2020 earnings report, despite the fact that it won’t include any flagship iPhone sales this year … more…The post Analysts optimistic about AAPL Q4 2020 earnings despite iPhone delay appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 23 mins ago 28 Oct 20, 6:49pm -
  • newSurprisingly, Europe’s digital chief warns against breaking up big tech
    The European Union normally takes a tough stance on antitrust matters, but the EU’s digital head has warned against breaking up big tech companies … more…The post Surprisingly, Europe’s digital chief warns against breaking up big tech appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 hour ago 28 Oct 20, 6:06pm -
  • newSnapchat Friendship Time Capsule lets you take ‘future selfies’ with a friend
    A new Snapchat Friendship Time Capsule feature is designed for coronavirus times, letting you take augmented reality selfies with a friend in a future time and place.The company has also surveyed 30,000 people across 16 countries to assess the impact of the pandemic on friendships … more…The post Snapchat Friendship Time Capsule lets you take ‘future selfies’ with a friend appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 5:27pm -
  • newApple search engine efforts ‘stepping up’ as Google deal under threat – FT
    Speculation about plans for an Apple search engine to compete with Google has been around for many years now, ever since the company was first seen to be using its own web crawler back in 2014. Apple confirmed the existence of the Applebot crawler in 2015.A report in the Financial Times claims that Apple is now ‘stepping up’ efforts to create its own search engine as its lucrative deal with Google comes under threat … more…The post Apple search engine efforts ‘stepping up’ as Go…
    - 2 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 4:49pm -
  • newLogitech launches new M575 Wireless Trackball that helps save desktop space
    Today Logitech takes the wraps off of its new ERGO M575 Wireless Trackball, an input device with a sculpted ergonomic shape that’s designed to keep your hand and arm relaxed. Available in both graphite and off-white colors, the M575’s design maximizes comfort for a wide range of hand sizes, while helping save space on your desktop. more…The post Logitech launches new M575 Wireless Trackball that helps save desktop space appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 7 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 12:31pm -
  • newApple @ Work Podcast: Are Macs more secure than PCs in the enterprise?
    In this episode of the Apple @ Work podcast, Bradley is joined by Patrick Wardle and Josh Stein from Jamf to discuss a recent IT survey about Mac and PC security in the enterprise. more…The post Apple @ Work Podcast: Are Macs more secure than PCs in the enterprise? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 11 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 7:45am -
  • newApple FCC filing hints at hidden reverse wireless charging feature in iPhone 12
    Reverse Wireless Charging was one of the rumored features for iPhone 11 last year, but Apple allegedly removed it from the final version of the devices. Now, FCC filings for iPhone 12 have revealed that this year’s devices might have a functional reverse wireless charging system. more…The post Apple FCC filing hints at hidden reverse wireless charging feature in iPhone 12 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 12 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 6:46am -
  • newApple stops signing iOS 14.0.1, blocking downgrades from iOS 14.1
    As iOS 14.1 is now available to all users, Apple has just stopped signing iOS 14.0.1. That means users who have updated their devices to iOS 14.1 or iOS 14.2 beta can no longer downgrade to iOS 14.0.1. Before that, Apple also stopped signing iOS 14.0. more…The post Apple stops signing iOS 14.0.1, blocking downgrades from iOS 14.1 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 14 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 5:27am -
  • newOrbit app lets you track and price your work hours with smart invoices on iOS and Mac
    If you work independently, tracking your work hours, deadlines, projects, and clients can be difficult sometimes. That’s why the Orbit app brings new and easy ways to calculate how long you’ve worked on a project and how much it will cost. more…The post Orbit app lets you track and price your work hours with smart invoices on iOS and Mac appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 14 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 5:22am -
  • newiPhone 12: How to shoot Night mode selfies with the front-facing TrueDepth camera
    Apple’s iPhone 12 lineup features a number of improvements to the camera systems and one of those is Night mode expanding beyond the standard rear-facing wide lens and landing on the ultra wide lens and the front-facing TrueDepth camera. Let’s take a look at how to take Night mode selfies on iPhone 12. more…The post iPhone 12: How to shoot Night mode selfies with the front-facing TrueDepth camera appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 16 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 2:47am -
  • newFormer Daily Show host Jon Stewart to launch current affairs series on Apple TV+
    Jon Stewart left US talk show scene in 2015, but is now set to make a triumphant comeback with a new current affairs series exclusive to Apple TV+. Via Hollywood Reporter, Apple and Stewart today announced a multi-year deal covering the series and future projects.Each hour-long episode will focus on a single news topic. The show is expected to begin airing next year. Hollywood Reporter says Stewart will also likely host a companion podcast. more…The post Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart…
    - 18 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 1:30am -
  • newApple acquires startup behind AI technology for video searches
    Apple has made yet another acquisition in the artificial intelligence industry. Bloomberg reports that Apple has acquired the Barcelona-based startup Vilynx Inc in a deal completed for around $50 million. more…The post Apple acquires startup behind AI technology for video searches appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 18 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 1:19am -
  • newApple Music 3.4 for Android brings iOS 14 themed redesign, autoplay [Gallery]
    Apple Music has received an update on Android bringing all of the latest enhancements that came with the app’s iOS 14 update, including a redesign and autoplay. more…The post Apple Music 3.4 for Android brings iOS 14 themed redesign, autoplay [Gallery] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 18 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 12:51am -
  • newNew report highlights the ‘eroding’ relationship between Apple and Foxconn
    A new report from The Information today highlights what it refers to as Apple’s “eroding partnership with Foxconn.” The report details how Foxconn has struggled with low margins despite Apple’s continued growth, and how the manufacturing company has used a “variety of tactics to boost its profits.” more…The post New report highlights the ‘eroding’ relationship between Apple and Foxconn appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 19 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 12:19am -
  • newApple sets next Apple Watch Activity Challenge for Veterans Day on November 11
    Apple has scheduled its next Apple Watch Activity Challenge for November 11 in honor of Veterans Day. In order to complete this challenge, you simply have to complete a workout that is 11 minutes or longer. more…The post Apple sets next Apple Watch Activity Challenge for Veterans Day on November 11 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 19 hours ago 27 Oct 20, 11:51pm -
  • newT-Mobile announces TVision live TV service starting at $10/month, Apple TV+ and Apple TV 4K promos
    T-Mobile announced today that it will be the latest company to enter the live TV business. The company has unveiled TVision, a new over-the-top streaming TV service designed to compete with the likes of YouTube TV and AT&T TV. It launches on November 1, with pricing starting at $10 per month. more…The post T-Mobile announces TVision live TV service starting at $10/month, Apple TV+ and Apple TV 4K promos appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 21 hours ago 27 Oct 20, 10:04pm -
  • newDeals: Latest iPad Air returns to all-time low, iPad Pro with Cell $50 off, AirPods Pro $200, more
    Today’s best deals include Apple’s latest iPad Air and iPad Pro along with markdowns on AirPods Pro. You’ll find all that and more in today’s 9to5Toys Lunch Break down below. more…The post Deals: Latest iPad Air returns to all-time low, iPad Pro with Cell $50 off, AirPods Pro $200, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 22 hours ago 27 Oct 20, 9:26pm -
  • newReport: Apple considered $400 million deal with MGM for latest James Bond film
    Over the weekend, a variety of reports suggested that MGM was interested in licensing the next James Bond film No Time to Die to a streaming service such as Apple or Netflix. A new report today indicates that Apple was interested enough in the deal to have made an offer to MGM, but the two sides were too far apart to reach an agreement. more…The post Report: Apple considered $400 million deal with MGM for latest James Bond film appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 22 hours ago 27 Oct 20, 9:21pm -
  • newInstagram increases Live video limit to 4 hours, debuts Live Archive save feature
    Instagram is out with three new updates to its Live video feature that expands the time limit, introduces an option to save your live videos afterward, and a new “Live Now” section for both the Explore tab and IGTV app. more…The post Instagram increases Live video limit to 4 hours, debuts Live Archive save feature appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 22 hours ago 27 Oct 20, 9:14pm -
  • newApple TV+ orders ‘Platonic’ comedy series, starring Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne
    Apple TV+ is continuing to expand its original slate of comedies with an announcement today of a 10-episode series order for “Platonic”, with Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne in starring roles. more…The post Apple TV+ orders ‘Platonic’ comedy series, starring Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 22 hours ago 27 Oct 20, 9:14pm -
  • new9to5Mac Daily: October 27, 2020 – Apple Silicon Mac rumors, 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 Direct Mail: Create and send great looking email newsletters with Direct Mail, an easy to use email marketing app for the Mac. Get started for free and save 10% when you sign up for any pricing plan. Sponsored by Incipio: Get 20% off all cases for iP…
    - 24 hours ago 27 Oct 20, 7:35pm -
  • newApple hit a billion iPhones last month, says reliable analyst
    An analyst with an excellent Apple track record estimates that the company last month achieved a milestone of a billion iPhones in active use.Neil Cybart also says that he doesn’t believe Apple has yet hit peak iPhone sales, despite the company’s decision to cease reporting the numbers… more…The post Apple hit a billion iPhones last month, says reliable analyst appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 24 hours ago 27 Oct 20, 7:29pm -
  • Apple Halloween week movie sale discounts Harry Potter, scary films, more
    Apple is rolling into Halloween weekend with a fresh movie sale including a number of popular films, movie bundles, and more. You’ll even find a fresh $1 rental of the week down below along with all of the best offers today. Hit the jump for all that and more. more…The post Apple Halloween week movie sale discounts Harry Potter, scary films, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 27 Oct 20, 6:30pm -
  • Tinder video chat rolling out globally for dating in the coronavirus era
    Dating has to be pretty tricky at a time when it’s either risky or illegal to meet face to face, so it’s no surprise to see Tinder video chat starting to roll out globally after an earlier test … more…The post Tinder video chat rolling out globally for dating in the coronavirus era appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 27 Oct 20, 6:21pm -
  • Three versions of A14 chip, says Chinese report: two for Apple Silicon Macs
    A Chinese-language newspaper has posted what it claims is the chip roadmap for the first Apple Silicon Macs, citing supply-chain sources to suggest three versions of the A14 chip.The report says that there will be three variants of the A14 processor so far seen in the iPad Air and iPhone 12, two of which will power Apple Silicon Macs … more…The post Three versions of A14 chip, says Chinese report: two for Apple Silicon Macs appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 27 Oct 20, 5:56pm -
  • Unstaffed store in South Korea will sell iPhones; entry via face recognition
    The iPhone 12 and other models will go on sale in a 24-hour unstaffed store in South Korea, in a partnership with local carrier SK Telecom. The store, located in Seoul, will be known as T-Factory 24, and is set to open on Friday.Customers will need to register for access, and will then be able to enter the store at any time via a face recognition system … more…The post Unstaffed store in South Korea will sell iPhones; entry via face recognition appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 27 Oct 20, 5:01pm -
  • Crash Bandicoot iPhone game coming in spring 2021
    Candy Crush creator King has announced that a Crash Bandicoot iPhone game is coming in the spring, and you can pre-register now. A video trailer can be seen below.Crash Bandicoot was one of the most popular PlayStation 1 games of all time, selling over 40 million copies, and has just been revived for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One … more…The post Crash Bandicoot iPhone game coming in spring 2021 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 27 Oct 20, 4:33pm -
  • [Update: New values] Here are all the best iPhone trade in values after iPhone 12 launch
    The iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max are here, and that means it’s iPhone trade in season! We’re always trying to keep you updated on all the best iPhone, iPad, and MacBook trade in deals every month, and here’s what we’re finding for trade in values for iPhone 7 all the way through iPhone 11 Pro after of the big launch. more…The post [Update: New values] Here are all the best iPhone trade in values after iPhone 12 launch appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 27 Oct 20, 2:00pm -
  • Popular photo book app ‘Motif’ updated with easier navigation, express mode, more
    Motif is a popular photo book printing service from the company responsible for printing Apple’s photo books in the past. The Motif app for iOS was updated today with major changes to its interface, including an Express Project Creation mode, revamped photo browser, and more. more…The post Popular photo book app ‘Motif’ updated with easier navigation, express mode, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 27 Oct 20, 12:31pm -
  • Improve your work from home situation with a Thunderbolt 3 or USB-C display
    If you’re working from home due to COVID, you might find that using just your laptop isn’t a great fit. In 2020, USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 display options are growing. It’s great to see newer options like Apple’s Pro Display XDR on the market but it’s likely not the best fit for the majority of users with a starting price of $5,000 (without a stand). Let’s take a look at some of the best USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 displays available in the $400-$1,300 range. more…The post Improve…
    - 1 day ago 27 Oct 20, 12:30pm -
  • iPhone 12 owners on Google Fi are currently unable to access 5G
    The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro went on sale last Friday with 5G touted as a flagship feature, but Google Fi customers are currently not able to use that faster network. more…The post iPhone 12 owners on Google Fi are currently unable to access 5G appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 27 Oct 20, 8:52am -
  • Researchers demonstrate how link previews in apps can expose data from users
    Almost all popular messaging apps offer link previews, which let users know the content of a URL in advance. However, security researchers Talal Haj Bakry and Tommy Mysk have discovered that these link previews can expose user data in both iOS and Android apps. more…The post Researchers demonstrate how link previews in apps can expose data from users appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 27 Oct 20, 6:05am -
  • Apple will raise App Store prices in Brazil, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Russia, and South Africa
    Apple announced today that the App Store prices in Brazil, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Russia, and South Africa will be increased in the next days. Price changes affect the apps and in-app purchases available, but Apple doesn’t say if services like Apple Music and iCloud subscription will also have the price readjusted. more…The post Apple will raise App Store prices in Brazil, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Russia, and South Africa appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 27 Oct 20, 4:54am -
  • iPhone 12 Pro: Top features [Video]
    The iPhone 12 Pro has finally arrived and brings a bunch of new features into play with the inclusion of a new processor, camera system, and MagSafe charging. Watch our hands-on video inside for all the details! more…The post iPhone 12 Pro: Top features [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 27 Oct 20, 2:12am -
  • Apple invites you to ‘Make movies like the movies’ with iPhone 12 Pro and Dolby Vision
    One of the major improvements to Apple’s iPhone 12 lineup when it comes to the camera system is support to shoot video in Dolby Vision. A new fast-paced fun ad shows off some of the neat ways to “Make movies like the movies” with iPhone 12 Pro. more…The post Apple invites you to ‘Make movies like the movies’ with iPhone 12 Pro and Dolby Vision appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 27 Oct 20, 1:45am -
  • TikTok app updated with new iOS 14 home screen widgets for trending videos
    A new update to the viral short-form video app TikTok this week brings support for iOS 14 home screen widgets. There are three different TikTok widgets from which you can choose, allowing quick access to trending videos and sounds from your home screen. more…The post TikTok app updated with new iOS 14 home screen widgets for trending videos appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 27 Oct 20, 1:23am -
  • Zoom begins rolling out end-to-end encryption, but you’ll have to give up certain features to use it
    Zoom has officially started rolling out support for end-to-end encryption, roughly five months after its initial announcement of the feature. In a press release, Zoom says the feature is available as a technical preview to both free and paying users. more…The post Zoom begins rolling out end-to-end encryption, but you’ll have to give up certain features to use it appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 27 Oct 20, 1:08am -
  • Microsoft now rolling out full iPadOS trackpad support to Word, PowerPoint, and Excel apps
    Microsoft has made good on its promise to roll out full iPadOS trackpad support to its Office apps for iPad. Microsoft said support for iPadOS trackpad features would arrive this fall, and it announced today that the Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps for iPad are now being updated to fulfill that promise. more…The post Microsoft now rolling out full iPadOS trackpad support to Word, PowerPoint, and Excel apps appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 26 Oct 20, 11:59pm -
  • ‘Clear Spaces’ app brings transparent widgets to your iOS 14 home screen
    Apple’s iOS 14 home screen widgets have been a huge hit going beyond the tech community and making their way into the mainstream. We’ve seen some awesome options like Widgetsmith and Pastel to make custom widgets, and Clear Spaces is another handy app to create a customized home screen layout with transparent iPhone widgets. more…The post ‘Clear Spaces’ app brings transparent widgets to your iOS 14 home screen appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 26 Oct 20, 11:43pm -
  • Apple simulates space to demonstrate iPhone 12 camera in latest ‘Experiments’ video
    Apple has a series on YouTube called ‘Experiments’ that routinely shows off iPhone camera capabilities. For the newly released iPhone 12, Apple is using space as the inspiration to demonstrate new iPhone fetures . The results are rather beautiful. more…The post Apple simulates space to demonstrate iPhone 12 camera in latest ‘Experiments’ video appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 26 Oct 20, 10:46pm -
  • YouTube rolling out player page redesign with gestures, suggestions for Android and iOS
    YouTube today announced a series of Android and iOS updates as part of a video player page redesign. The general look stays the same, but the Google company has worked to optimize button placement and layouts, while adding some convenient shortcuts. more…The post YouTube rolling out player page redesign with gestures, suggestions for Android and iOS appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 26 Oct 20, 10:26pm -
  • CIRP: iPhone SE popularity continues, pandemic drives more iPhone sales to the Apple Online Store
    A new report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners today highlights the continued success of the iPhone SE in Apple’s lineup. Furthermore, the CIRP data shows Apple Stores, both online and in-store, accounting for a higher percentage of iPhone sales this year. more…The post CIRP: iPhone SE popularity continues, pandemic drives more iPhone sales to the Apple Online Store appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 26 Oct 20, 9:57pm -
  • Which U.S. states are using Apple’s Exposure Notification API for COVID-19 contact tracing?
    October 26, 2020: Support for Colorado and Michigan added for iPhone and Android.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 COVI…
    - 2 days ago 26 Oct 20, 9:30pm -
  • AirBuddy 2, the best way to connect AirPods to the Mac, is now available to pre-order
    AirBuddy 2, the follow up to one of my favorite apps for the Mac, is now available to pre-order with a general release coming on November 11. more…The post AirBuddy 2, the best way to connect AirPods to the Mac, is now available to pre-order appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 26 Oct 20, 9:30pm -
  • Apple Watch Series 5 $79 off in today’s best deals, $350 off 16-inch MacBook Pro, more
    Today’s best deals include Apple Watch Series 5, 16-inch MacBook Pro, and Apple’s new Magic Keyboards for iPad Pro. Hit the jump for all that and more in today’s 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more…The post Apple Watch Series 5 $79 off in today’s best deals, $350 off 16-inch MacBook Pro, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 26 Oct 20, 9:23pm -
  • 9to5Mac Daily: October 26, 2020 – New AirPods rumors, iPhone 12 teardown
    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 Direct Mail: Create and send great looking email newsletters with Direct Mail, an easy to use email marketing app for the Mac. Get started for free and save 10% when you sign up for any pricing plan. Sponsored by Incipio: Get 20% off all cases for iPh…
    - 2 days ago 26 Oct 20, 9:20pm -
  • PSA: Contact tracing apps on iPhone 12 may need re-enabling
    Coronavirus contact tracing apps on the iPhone 12 may stop working after restoring from the iCloud backup of your old phone. The issue has so far been seen with the UK’s NHS COVID-19 app… more…The post PSA: Contact tracing apps on iPhone 12 may need re-enabling appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 26 Oct 20, 7:39pm -
  • Apple device management vendor Addigy sees surge in demand from MSPs amid remote work trend
    Addigy, a popular Apple enterprise device management company has announced a record quarter amid the growing trend in remote work. The 6-year-old company saw more new customer revenue in this past quarter than any other quarter in the company’s history. more…The post Apple device management vendor Addigy sees surge in demand from MSPs amid remote work trend appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 26 Oct 20, 7:30pm -
  • Epic claims App Store contract illegal; Facebook Gaming says Apple ‘frustrating’
    Epic Games has stepped up its rhetoric against Apple, claiming that the App Store contract is illegal and that Apple’s view of what is reasonable is “crazy and misguided.”Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney yesterday tweeted his view on the dispute … more…The post Epic claims App Store contract illegal; Facebook Gaming says Apple ‘frustrating’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 26 Oct 20, 6:50pm -
  • Twobird adds an integrated calendar to its simplified email app for Gmail
    Twobird, by the same team behind Notability, is a really nice email app for people who use Gmail. It removes a lot of the “fluff” around email into a focused conversation. Today, Twobird has gained a new trick: a built-in calendar. more…The post Twobird adds an integrated calendar to its simplified email app for Gmail appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 26 Oct 20, 6:30pm -
  • The iPhone 12 Pro’s LiDAR scanner can measure someone’s height
    It’s a pretty niche feature, but the iPhone 12 Pro LiDAR sensor means that the device can measure someone’s height… more…The post The iPhone 12 Pro’s LiDAR scanner can measure someone’s height appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 26 Oct 20, 6:05pm -
  • iPhone 12 drop tests ‘better than any other smartphone’ – Allstate
    Insurance company Allstate says its iPhone 12 drop tests show that the device is the most durable phone it has ever tested – but you still shouldn’t expect too much. It follows earlier drop tests, scratch tests, and more by a variety of YouTubers.It said that both the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro survived three six-feet drop tests onto a rough sidewalk, one front-down, one rear-down, and one side … more…The post iPhone 12 drop tests ‘better than any other smartphone’ – Allstate…
    - 2 days ago 26 Oct 20, 5:30pm -
  • New AirPods coming in 2021; AirPods Studio delayed; possible new HomePod
    It would be no surprise to learn that Apple is planning on launching new AirPods next year, and a new report today has a few claimed details.It suggests that new entry-level AirPods will look similar to the current AirPods Pro … more…The post New AirPods coming in 2021; AirPods Studio delayed; possible new HomePod appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 26 Oct 20, 4:40pm -
  • iOS 14: How to use the iPhone emoji search option
    It’s great to see big changes like home screen widgets with iOS 14, but sometimes the tiny changes can add up to offer some valuable improvements in day-to-day use. One of these small new features is the iPhone emoji search option in iOS 14.more…The post iOS 14: How to use the iPhone emoji search option appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 26 Oct 20, 12:30pm -
  • How-to: force restart iPhone 12, enter recovery mode, DFU mode, and more [Video]
    Outside of the iPhone SE, every iPhone that Apple sells today features an “edge-to-edge” display devoid of a physical Home button. If you’re upgrading from a device with a Home button, this refresher course can help you learn how to force restart your iPhone 12, enter recovery mode, DFU mode, etc. Watch our hands-on video tutorial inside for the details. more…The post How-to: force restart iPhone 12, enter recovery mode, DFU mode, and more [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 26 Oct 20, 9:19am -
  • This week’s top stories: iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro release, iOS 14.1 features, iPad Air, more
    In this week’s top stories: The iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPad Air 4 are here, plus iOS 14.1 details, new HomePod features, and much more. Read on for all of this week’s top stories. Read moreThe post This week’s top stories: iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro release, iOS 14.1 features, iPad Air, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 25 Oct 20, 10:31pm -
  • Former Apple engineer details how the Apple TV Remote app inspired the Siri Remote, more
    Earlier this week, Apple removed its Apple TV Remote app for the App Store now that the functionality is baked into Control Center on iPhone and iPad. Following the removal, a former Apple engineer has shared a few interesting tidbits about the development of the Apple TV Remote app for iPhone. more…The post Former Apple engineer details how the Apple TV Remote app inspired the Siri Remote, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 25 Oct 20, 10:05pm -
  • Apple begins testing rebuilt Apple Maps in Canada with some users ahead of full release
    The redesigned Apple Maps interface came to the United Kingdom earlier this month, offering Look Around, improved cartography, and much more. Now, Apple appears to be in the early stages of rolling out this redesigned Apple Maps experience to users in Canada. more…The post Apple begins testing rebuilt Apple Maps in Canada with some users ahead of full release appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 25 Oct 20, 9:27pm -
  • Full iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro teardown from iFixit reveals modular design with interchangeable parts
    After streaming the teardown live on YouTube on Friday, the folks over at iFixit have now shared the full details of what’s inside the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. The teardown shows a few key changes this year, including the fact that the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro share many of the same parts. more…The post Full iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro teardown from iFixit reveals modular design with interchangeable parts appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 25 Oct 20, 9:00pm -

Cult of Mac

  • newApple’s iPhone 12 seems to have a secret reverse wireless charging feature
    Images in the filings show an unnamed accessory attached to the back of the phone. | Image: Apple / FCC Apple’s iPhone 12 lineup has the ability to wirelessly charge an external accessory, according to a series of newly unveiled FCC filings that just went public yesterday. The documents first spotted by VentureBeat’s Jeremy Horwitz say the phone “supports a built-in inductive charging transmitter and receiver.” Apple has not officially announced any such functionality that could be u…
    - 2 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 5:28pm -
  • newJon Stewart will return to TV with an Apple TV Plus series
    Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images Apple is bringing Jon Stewart back to TV. Stewart will host a new series for Apple TV Plus that will feature focused looks at his advocacy work and “topics that are currently part of the national conversation,” Apple said in a press release announcing the series.The show sounds a bit like John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight: each episode will run for an hour and focus on a single topic. Apple refers to it as a “current affairs series.” There’ll also…
    - 17 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 2:06am -
  • newThe Backbone One is a stunning controller that turns your iPhone into a more capable gaming device
    Complete with software features that make it easy to join parties, record, and share video clips Continue reading…
    - 22 hours ago 27 Oct 20, 9:30pm -
  • newiPhone 12 vs. 12 Pro: The Vergecast discussion
    Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Every Tuesday this month, Vergecast co-host Dieter Bohn will host a series of discussions diving deep into tech review season, each focusing on a specific product. This week, Dieter brings back Vergecast co-host Nilay Patel and Joanna Stern, a senior personal technology columnist at The Wall Street Journal, to discuss their reviews of Apple’s iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro.The reviews for the latest iteration of Apple’s flagship phone have been out for a…
    - 22 hours ago 27 Oct 20, 9:18pm -
  • newApple’s AirPods Pro are $200 at Amazon and B&H Photo today
    Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge You can grab the AirPods Pro for just $200 at Amazon and B&H Photo today. Normally, these wireless earbuds cost $249. While this is not the lowest price we have seen Apple’s flagship earbuds sell for, it’s still a good deal. Unlike the standard AirPods, the Pro model features silicone tips, allowing for a more customizable fit for your ears in addition to better sound quality and active noise cancellation. Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge iPad Ai…
    - 22 hours ago 27 Oct 20, 8:54pm -
  • PSA: Your new iPhone 12 or 12 Pro might need contact tracing re-enabled
    Getting a new phone is exciting, but it can also lead to spending an annoying amount of time adjusting settings, permissions and notifications for all your apps. Cloud backups are supposed to make this process easier, but they don’t always catch everything – for instance, you’ll want to double-check that COVID-19 exposure notifications are still enabled on your new iPhone 12 if you restored from a backup. They might not be, according to BBC News.If you’re concerned you might be affected…
    - 2 days ago 27 Oct 20, 6:44am -
  • Here are the best AirPods deals you can get right now
    Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Apple AirPods are among the most popular headphones on the market. They’re compact, easy to pair with your devices, and they offer reliable connectivity, which can sometimes be a problem with truly wireless earphones. So there’s a chance that you might be looking for a deal on them. Surprisingly, they’re no stranger to the occasional price cut. There are commonly discounts on even the more expensive AirPods Pro, which offer noise cancellation and better…
    - 2 days ago 27 Oct 20, 3:26am -
  • Apple’s AirPods Pro are back down to $200 at B&H Photo
    Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge If you’re looking for a pair of AirPods Pro but do not want to pay the full $249 price, you can buy them right now for $200 at B&H Photo.This is not the lowest price we have seen them, though. Earlier this month, they went down to $190, but aside from that, $200 for Apple’s flagship true wireless earbuds is still a good deal if you missed out during Prime Day.Unlike the standard AirPods, which have a “one size fits most” design, the AirPods Pro inclu…
    - 2 days ago 27 Oct 20, 3:15am -
  • Here are the best iPad deals right now
    Photo by Brennan King / The Verge Deals on Apple’s iPad are more common than you might think. Whether you’re after the most affordable iPad, the high-end iPad Pro, or something in between like the iPad Air or iPad Mini, there’s usually some sort of price cut happening somewhere. Of course, it’s difficult to know exactly where you can find those deals unless you’re looking around at all of the major retailers. But that’s what we’re doing each day when we hunt for deals, so let us…
    - 2 days ago 27 Oct 20, 2:21am -
  • Office for iPad now has mouse and trackpad support
    Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Microsoft is bringing mouse and trackpad support to its Office for iPad apps today. The software maker promised it would update its Office iPadOS apps earlier this year, and the updates are now live in the App Store for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.Office for iPad now lets you use the built-in trackpad on Apple’s Magic Keyboard to navigate around text, photos, and other objects in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The cursor is context aware, like other apps tha…
    - 2 days ago 27 Oct 20, 12:23am -

Apple Insider

  • newiPhone 12 line sets pre-order records in India
    The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro presales have done well in India, thanks to authorized resellers offering monthly payment options and robust trade-in offers.The iPhone 12 line is seeing promising sales numbers in India, primarily due to attractive offers by carriers and authorized resellers.This year marks the first iPhone cycle that customers in India can buy directly from Apple, as India gained its first online Apple Store in the country in September.Read more...
    - 41 mins ago 28 Oct 20, 6:31pm -
  • newEve Systems light strip is the first to support HomeKit Adaptive Lighting
    Rolling out now, Eve Systems has updated its Eve Light Strip to support HomeKit's new Adaptive Lightning feature that automatically adjusts the hue of the light throughout the day.Adaptive Lighting was launched as part of a number of HomeKit changes with iOS 14. This feature, available to consumers in an update on Wednesday, will automate the light strip to change its warmth throughout the day.Read more...
    - 42 mins ago 28 Oct 20, 6:30pm -
  • newiPhone 12 boasts latent reverse wireless charging feature, FCC filing suggests
    A Federal Communications Commission filing hints at a latent iPhone 12 feature that could one day allow the handset to wirelessly charge other accessories.Apple's iPhone 12 series could be hiding a major feature that was rumored to debut with last year's iPhone 11 devices. Known as reverse wireless charging or "bilateral" wireless charging, the functionality enables smartphones to use their inductive charging coil to juice up smaller accessories or even other phones.Evidence that Apple's new iPh…
    - 52 mins ago 28 Oct 20, 6:20pm -
  • newReview: ZenPods aim to be the go-to choice now that earbuds don't come with the iPhone
    Zendure's newly-launched ZenPods may be the best, affordable, choice now Apple's removal of EarPods across the entire iPhone line means that you have to buy your own alternatives.ZenPods ANC earbudsThere is no longer a shortage of wireless earbud options. Since AirPods proved to be such a gigantic success, the wireless earpod market has been flooded from the outright cheap to the high end. ZenPods fit more towards the bottom, not matching the audio quality of AirPods, but saving you a considerab…
    - 1 hour ago 28 Oct 20, 5:54pm -
  • newEuropean Union antitrust chief warns against breaking up Big Tech firms
    EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager says breaking up tech giants like Apple and Google, could have unintended consequences and legal ramifications.Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice-President of the European CommissionAs the European Union continues to plan greater taxation and restrictions on big technology firms, its chief antitrust enforcer says plans to break them up would be "doable," but risky.Read more...
    - 2 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 5:22pm -
  • newEvidence mounting that Apple is preparing alternative to Google search
    Industry sources, plus changes to how iOS 14 returns web search results, back up previous reports that Apple is working on its own universal search engine.Siri on iOS 14As Google faces a Justice Department antitrust suit over paying to be Apple's default search engine on iPhones, a new report again claims that Apple is planning to produce its own alternative.Read more...
    - 3 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 4:28pm -
  • newWhat to expect from Apple's Q4 2020 earnings report on Oct. 29
    Apple will announce the results of its fourth fiscal quarter, covering the period between June and September 2020, on Oct. 29. Here's what to expect.Credit: AppleInsiderAs with its third fiscal quarter, Apple did not provide any earnings guidance for the fourth quarter because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. But Apple's performance in the previous quarter proved that the company can weather the global health crisis just fine.Read more...
    - 3 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 3:52pm -
  • newApple ceases signing iOS 14.0.1 following release of iOS 14.1
    Apple on Tuesday stopped signing iOS 14.0.1 code following the release of iOS 14.1, blocking users from downgrading to the older operating system.Released last week, iOS 14.1 pairs with the newly released iPhone 12 series to deliver HDR video playback and editing to contemporary iPhones.A number of fixes were also included, addressing issues like widget management quirks, UI bugs, a Mail problem that saw some email sent from an incorrect alias, a bug that prevented Apple Music song downloads, st…
    - 3 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 3:47pm -
  • newNew iPhone 12 owners bombarded with free Apple Arcade offers
    Apple really wants you to try Apple Arcade. The company is using every resource at its disposal to inform new iPhone 12 owners that their recent handset purchase entitles them to three months of free access to the service.Shortly after iPhone 12 was unveiled in October, Apple announced announced a trial offer that presents new iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV and iPod touch owners with a 90-day taste of Apple Arcade.For iPhone 12, the deadline to accept Apple's proposal ends 90 days after the handset…
    - 12 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 7:40am -
  • newiOS 14 nears 50% adoption six weeks after launch
    As it nears an estimated 50% adoption rate, Apple's iOS 14 update is poised to overtake iOS 13 as the most installed version of the mobile operating system.Credit: Andrew O'Hara, AppleInsiderAlthough Apple hasn't released official iOS 14 adoption numbers yet, Mixpanel's iOS 14 adoption data indicates that the update is installed on 46.36% of compatible devices.Read more...
    - 16 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 2:57am -
  • newNew Apple 'personal computer' placeholder appears in Bluetooth database
    A new listing for an Apple "personal computer" has surfaced in a Bluetooth product database, potentially revealing an unreleased Mac or iPad.Credit: Andrew O'Hara, AppleInsiderThe device listing carries a placeholder name of B2002 and is listed under the "personal computer" category. Apple uses that category for both macOS and iPadOS devices.Read more...
    - 17 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 1:59am -
  • newJon Stewart signs multi-year deal with Apple TV+ for current events series
    Long-time "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart is set to return to his beat, in a long-term deal for Apple TV+.Stephen Colbert (left), with Jon Stewart (right)Stewart is said to deliver "hourlong, single-subject episodes" with Stewart as the host and executive producer. Also attached to the show is former HBO head Richard Plepler, who has an existing deal with Apple through Eden Productions.Read more...
    - 17 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 1:51am -
  • newApple buys computer vision & artificial intelligence startup Vilynx for $50 million
    Earlier in 2020, Apple reportedly purchased Barcelona startup Vilynx, gaining expertise and technologies related to artificial intelligence, machine learning, and computer vision.Citing sources familiar with the matter, a report on Tuesday claims that the Barcelona, Spain based startup was purchased to enhance Apple's artificial intelligence work as a whole. A mission statement about the company says that the company can "add rich metadata to enable search and social sharing."The company also cl…
    - 18 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 1:38am -
  • newRazor-thin margins have strained Foxconn's relationship with Apple
    In the midst of a changing relationship with Apple, Foxconn has sometimes resorted to methods like exaggerating hiring counts to cut costs and boost margins.Credit: AppleWhen Foxconn was undergoing production trials for the 2018 iPad Pro, for example, the company told Apple it needed more workers than it actually did. According to The Information, that tactic to eke out more profit has become routine.Read more...
    - 18 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 12:43am -
  • newApple Car could have an energy-saving active suspension system
    The Apple Car could have an intelligent active suspension system, one that includes a way to store and maintain a level of pressure in a hydraulic system to enhance the ride of the car for drivers and passengers.An extreme example of a car's suspension system [Pexels]Suspension systems are a common element of vehicles, used to ensure a smooth ride by minimizing the impact of bumps on a road or vehicle swaying in corners. Some cars use a form of active suspension system that provide more control…
    - 19 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 12:20am -
  • newSeoul wireless carrier to sell iPhone & accessories in unmanned store
    SK Telecom is opening "T Factory," an unmanned 24-hour, where it claims partnerships with Apple, Microsoft, and more, mean customers will be able to buy an iPhone in under five minutes.SK Telecom's new "T Factory" store in SeoulOne of Apple's 5G carrier partners for the iPhone 12 in South Korea, SK Telecom, has announced the opening of "T Factory" on October 31. Based in Seoul, the store is designed to showcase the devices of SK Telecom's partner companies, such as Apple, and Microsoft.Read more…
    - 21 hours ago 27 Oct 20, 10:32pm -
  • newBackbone One controller and app aims to elevate iPhone gaming
    Backbone Labs has launched Backbone One, a game controller for iPhone that, used with its companion app, aims to make mobile gaming closer to its console counterparts.Backbone One controller for iPhoneQuietly launched on Tuesday, Backbone consists of two components, consisting of the controller itself and a companion app. The controller is currently only available to purchase through the companion app, offered in limited "drops" to consumers, rather than through traditional retailers.Read more..…
    - 21 hours ago 27 Oct 20, 10:22pm -
  • newT-Mobile launching internet TV service starting at $10 a month
    T-Mobile is set to enter the online TV business with the planned launch of a new internet-based streaming service dubbed TVision on Nov. 1.Credit: T-MobileThe service will be similar to existing over-the-internet streaming platforms like YouTube TV or Fubo TV. T-Mobile is offering some basic packages at a lower price than those other services, however.Read more...
    - 21 hours ago 27 Oct 20, 10:18pm -
  • newApple TV+ orders 'Platonic' comedy series starring Rose Byrne, Seth Rogen
    The upcoming Apple TV+ series follows two friends as they attempt to mend a friendship after falling out.Image Credit: AppleThe 10-episode series will explore the inner workings of a platonic friendship between two childhood friends who reconnect as adults. As the pair attempt to mend the rift, the rekindled friendship destabilizes their lives and causes them to reevaluate their choices.Read more...
    - 21 hours ago 27 Oct 20, 9:51pm -
  • newLinksys debuts more affordable Velop AX4200 Wi-Fi 6 mesh router
    Linksys is expanding its Wi-Fi 6 lineup of Velop mesh routers, making them more affordable as the number of Wi-Fi 6-capable devices continues to grow.The new Linksys AX4200 mesh routerThe Velop AX4200 Wi-Fi 6 mesh system joins Linksys's MX5 Wi-Fi 6 router but comes in at a lower price to make it much more approachable while offering many of the same features. This Velop router supports 802.11 AX, also known as Wi-Fi 6, and is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core processor with 512MB of RAM.Read more...
    - 22 hours ago 27 Oct 20, 9:32pm -
  • newGoogle versus the US Department of Justice's antitrust lawsuit -- the story so far
    The Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google in October, claiming the search giant abuses its position to keep competitors out. Here's what you need to know about the situation, including what started the probes and where we are now.Major tech companies such as Apple and Google have been the targets for criticism, with their large sizes prompting some to closely examine rules and practices of big firms for any potential issues. Antitrust accusations have been raised countl…
    - 22 hours ago 27 Oct 20, 9:23pm -
  • newMore than a billion people are using an iPhone today
    A new estimate claims that the number of current, active, iPhone users passed one billion in September 2020, fewer than 5,000 days since the first one went on sale.Steve Jobs with the original iPhoneEven if it weren't for the coronavirus, Apple might not be having party at Apple Park to celebrate reaching a new iPhone milestone. The company hasn't publicly released sales figures for some time, and it only occasionally trumpets how many users it has.Read more...
    - 22 hours ago 27 Oct 20, 9:15pm -
  • newMust-have deal: new iPad Air 4 drops to $559 ($40 off) for limited time
    Apple's new 2020 iPad Air is on sale right now for $559 at B&H Photo, with the electronics retailer matching the lowest price ever on the iPad Air 4 period — and the best deal we've seen on the brand-new green finish.New iPad Air 4 priceApple deals are hitting a fever pitch as retailers issue aggressive price drops on even brand-new hardware heading into Black Friday.Read more...
    - 22 hours ago 27 Oct 20, 9:00pm -
  • newApple Music for Android beats iOS to Crossfade
    Apple has rolled out an update to Apple Music on Android, one that adds enhanced sharing options as well as Autoplay and changes to search, along with a feature that hasn't yet arrived on iOS - Crossfade.Apple Music on Android [Google Play]Updated on Monday, version 3.4 of Apple Music on Android includes a number of changes that brings it largely in line with iOS 14's iteration. As part of the change, the app has been given a makeover, complete with features the iOS version has offered for the l…
    - 22 hours ago 27 Oct 20, 8:54pm -
  • new'Blue Box' circuit board designed by Steve Wozniak to hit auction block
    A rare phone-hacking circuit board created by Steve Wozniak and marketed by Steve Jobs will go up for auction with a starting bid of $8,000 to $12,000.Credit: BonhamsThe "blue box" populated circuit board was used by so-called "phone phreakers" to hack phone systems and get free phone service. Although "blue boxes" have been used since the 1950s, Wozniak developed the first digital ones in 1972.Read more...
    - 22 hours ago 27 Oct 20, 8:46pm -
  • newApple originally considered real-world AR using wearable personal projectors
    Apple AR endeavors originally included a glasses or headset-free version that projected data onto real-world objects, including one concept where the user wore the projector itself.An image projected onto a building [Pixabay]People generally consider augmented reality to consist of the application of a digital image to overlay one from the real world, giving the illusion of an object in the world that isn't really there. In the vast majority of cases, this would involve some sort of display mech…
    - 23 hours ago 27 Oct 20, 8:15pm -
  • newHow to run Aperture, iPhoto, and older versions of iTunes on macOS Big Sur
    Despite long being abandoned by Apple, it's still possible to launch — and run — apps without 64-bit support like Aperture and older versions of iTunes on both macOS Big Sur and Catalina. Here's how to do it.macOS Big Sur beta 10First things first. If your workflow truly relies on Apple's old image organizing tool Aperture, then you should be looking to replace rather than resurrect it. But then Aperture, as much as it had its fans, was dropped five years ago so you've surely moved your work…
    - 23 hours ago 27 Oct 20, 8:02pm -
  • newiPhone 12 can act as 5GHz Wi-Fi hotspot, boon for 5G
    Apple's iPhone 12 series sports an upgraded hotspot mode that supports 5GHz Wi-Fi connectivity, greatly expanding the handsets' utility amid a worldwide buildout of 5G cellular networks.As noted by multiple reports on Twitter, including Zollotech's Aaron Zollo, iPhone 12 devices include the new Personal Hotspot ability that serves as an upgrade over previous iPhone models. Prior to iPhone 12, Apple's smartphone was able to connect to both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, but limited hotspot duties to the…
    - 23 hours ago 27 Oct 20, 8:00pm -
  • newAMD acquiring Apple supplier and FGPA maker Xilinx for $35B in stock
    AMD on Tuesday announced that it has agreed to purchase long-time Apple supplier Xilinx, mainly known for making a type of reconfigurable chip, for $35 billion in stock.Credit: XilinxXilinx is a company known for producing field-programmable gate arrays, or FGPAs. They're a type of chip that can be reconfigured after production and installation in a device, and are used for tasks such as speeding up machine learning tasks or powering cellular base stations.Read more...
    - 23 hours ago 27 Oct 20, 7:54pm -
  • newThis 16" MacBook Pro is on sale for $2,125, plus $80 off AppleCare
    Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro is on sale at Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama, with exclusive promo code savings on the system itself as well as AppleCare.16" MacBook Pro and AppleCare dealsThe 16-inch MacBook Pro discount is courtesy of Adorama with promo code APINSIDER when used with this special pricing link.Read more...
    - 23 hours ago 27 Oct 20, 7:53pm -
  • newStarlink starts $99 per month 'Better than Nothing' internet service beta
    SpaceX is expanding its Starlink satellite internet beta to interested parties, requiring a $499 upfront purchase on top of a $99 per month fee.SpaceX, one of the several projects from Tesla CEO Elon Musk, has sent out emails to those who expressed interest in signing up for the Starlink internet service.The service will cost $99 per month but requires a user to purchase a $499 Starlink Kit. The kit includes a user terminal, a mounting tripod, and a WiFi Router. An iOS app for the service has re…
    - 23 hours ago 27 Oct 20, 7:47pm -
  • Mophie announces new Juice Pack Connect modular system
    Mophie has introduced a new modular charging system, the Juice Pack Connect, that allows users to charge their phones on demand using a detachable battery.The Juice Pack Connect is a 5,000mAh detachable battery, which can charge any Qi-enabled smartphone. Mophie states that it can charge wirelessly through lightweight cases and is designed to be attached and detached as needed.The Juice Pack Connect charges via USB-C, which can also charge a secondary device, such as a pair of wireless headphone…
    - 1 day ago 27 Oct 20, 7:07pm -
  • AirPods Pro price slashed, now $199 while supplies last
    B&H Photo has issued a price drop on Apple AirPods Pro, knocking the popular earbuds down to $199.99 ahead of Black Friday, with inventory in stock and ready to ship with free expedited delivery.Lowest AirPods Pro priceUpdate on Oct. 27: Amazon has matched B&H's $199.99 AirPods Pro price.Read more...
    - 1 day ago 27 Oct 20, 6:49pm -
  • PTAB reviewing Seven Networks' patents ahead of Apple infringement trial
    Apple's upcoming patent infringement trial may be a little easier for the company after it convinced the Patent Trial and Appeal Board to review one of Seven Network's 16 patents being used against Apple in the lawsuit.[via Pexels]The intellectual property infringement trial set to occur on November 2 has been a year in the making, with mobile technology company Seven Networks insisting Apple has infringed on 16 owned patents covering critical software and hardware features. Depending on the out…
    - 1 day ago 27 Oct 20, 6:49pm -
  • How to remove HP printer driver 'malware' from Mac
    Your Mac does not have malware, it's just got printer drivers that HP mistakenly asked Apple to block. Here's how to work around the problem.Some users of HP printers are reporting error messages like thisHewlett Packard has now explained the recent spate of Mac printer problems that saw users being warned of "malware" — but it hasn't yet solved it. While HP and Apple are reportedly working together to resolve the issue, users are still being prompted with warnings saying it "will damage your…
    - 1 day ago 27 Oct 20, 6:35pm -
  • Apple cable supplier Foxlink to increase production at new plant in India
    Apple supplier Foxlink will begin ramping up cable production later in 2020 from a new plant in India, as manufacturers hurry to set up a supply chain outside China.As trade tensions with China continue, many major Apple suppliers are attempting to establish new manufacturing and assembly plants elsewhere.Read more...
    - 1 day ago 27 Oct 20, 6:19pm -
  • Samsung considering copying Apple's AC charger removal despite mocking ads
    Samsung may be shooting itself in the foot with its own marketing effort, as it is believed the South Korean electronics giant may follow Apple in removing the charger from the box for the "Galaxy S21," shortly after mocking the iPhone for the move with the iPhone 12.The slimmer iPhone 12 box, without the charger or earphones. As smartphone producers aim to cut down the cost of items included in the box for products, as well as making their offerings better for the environment, Apple took the de…
    - 1 day ago 27 Oct 20, 6:06pm -
  • Apple working on software for dynamic 'Apple Glass' audio and AR image blending
    Apple AR glasses or VR headsets may include a switchable audio system that can provide a range of different listening modes, while also incorporating a system that could smoothly blend a real-world view with virtual imagery at speed.Some VR headsets already have built-in audio systemsItems like the often-rumored Apple Glass smartglasses or an augmented reality or virtual reality headset have to rely on providing users with convincing visuals and sufficient audio for full immersion. Both elements…
    - 1 day ago 27 Oct 20, 5:26pm -
  • Early 2021 Apple Silicon iMac said to have 'A14T' processor
    Supply chain sources claim that Apple is to make a new desktop processor, the "A14T," plus its own GPU, for forthcoming Apple Silicon Macs, both of which are to be 5nm processors.27-inch iMacAs Apple is expected to be going into mass production of its A14X processor for Apple Silicon Macs, a new report says it is developing a new desktop processor called the "A14T." This, plus an Apple-designed graphics processing unit are to be launched in 2021, and Apple is already designing a new "A15" series…
    - 1 day ago 27 Oct 20, 5:20pm -
  • UK Ban on selling locked iPhones begins in late 2021
    Saying the practice discourages users from switching carriers, the UK's Ofcom regulatory body has ruled that all phones will have to be sold unlocked from late 2021.From December 2021, all UK phones must be sold unlockedOfcom, the UK regulator expected to auction 5G's 700MHz spectrum in early 2021, has announced that it is to ban the sale of phones that are locked to certain carriers. From December 2021, all UK phones must be sold unlocked.Read more...
    - 1 day ago 27 Oct 20, 3:42pm -
  • MagSafe 15W fast charging restricted to Apple 20W adapter
    New testing shows Apple's MagSafe charging puck does peak at 15W with iPhone 12, but only when paired with the company's 20W adapter.The apparent restriction was discovered by Aaron Zollo of YouTube channel Zollotech. In a comprehensive evaluation of Apple's MagSafe device posted on Monday, Zollo found two Apple adapters — a new standalone 20W USB-C device and the 18W unit that came with iPhone 11 Pro handsets — achieved high rates of charge.Measuring energy throughput with an inline digit…
    - 2 days ago 27 Oct 20, 6:20am -
  • Rumored AirPower revival reportedly shelved, project likely dead
    Apple's rumored initiative to resurrect the AirPower free-placement wireless charging mat might be dead in the water, with a new leak claiming the company has likely scrapped the project.Citing sources familiar with the matter, leaker Jon Prosser on Monday said scheduled AirPower prototyping and testing was recently removed from Apple's 2021 calendar. It seems the project has been delayed indefinitely."Sources doubt that it'll ever be picked back up again. Seems like once again, AirPower is dead…
    - 2 days ago 27 Oct 20, 6:20am -
  • Apple to raise App Store prices in Brazil, India, Russia, more
    In an update posted to its developer portal on Monday, Apple announced imminent App Store price hikes in Brazil, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Russia and South Africa to account for foreign exchange rates and tax changes.According to Apple, the new pricing builds in tax developments in India and Indonesia. Specifically, India has imposed an equalization levy of 2%, which adds to an existing goods and services tax of 18%. In Indonesia, a new value-added tax of 10% was instated for developers based…
    - 2 days ago 27 Oct 20, 6:16am -
  • Apple shows off iPhone 12 Pro cinematography chops in new Dolby Vision ad
    Apple has released a new ad spot highlighting the video capabilities of its iPhone 12 Pro, including Dolby Vision HDR support.Credit: AppleThe one-minute ad invites buyers to "make movies like the movies," and depicts a slew of iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max users taking video in various circumstances — from recording a music video to capturing professional stunt driving.Read more...
    - 2 days ago 27 Oct 20, 2:13am -
  • Unannounced 2020 16-inch MacBook Pro referenced in Boot Camp update
    Apple referenced an unreleased 2020 16-inch MacBook Pro in its Boot Camp Windows driver update, although the reference could be a case of mistaken identity.16-inch MacBook Pro may be updated soonBoot Camp is used to run operating systems like Windows and Linux on a Mac, and was updated to fix stability issues recently. The update's release notes, however, contain a reference to a machine that does not exist.Read more...
    - 2 days ago 27 Oct 20, 2:07am -
  • Turing launches first iPhone 12 MagSafe car mount with charging
    Turing has launched two new iPhone mounting accessories that take advantage of MagSafe, with one a vehicle mount to securely hold Apple's magnetic charger.Credit: TuringBoth products, announced Monday by accessory brand Turing, use MagSafe as an attachment point for use as a car mount and a tripod adapter. According to the company, they are the first third-party MagSafe accessories to arrive on the market.Read more...
    - 2 days ago 27 Oct 20, 1:00am -
  • How to tell which aspect of 5G you've connected to on iPhone 12
    The main selling point of the iPhone 12 is 5G wireless connectivity, but there are many aspects to that network. Here's how to figure which network you're connected to, whether it's sub-6GHz, mmWave — or something else.The iPhone 12 is Apple's first 5G-compatible smartphone. As 5G expands across the globe, iPhone users will be able to access the next-generation standard for broadband cellular networks.In order to find out what 5G connection you're connected to, you just have to look to the car…
    - 2 days ago 27 Oct 20, 12:33am -
  • Microsoft Office apps on iPad now support mice and trackpads
    Microsoft has outlined updates to its Office suite on iPad that are being rolled out to users, with support for trackpads and mice joined by updates to the start screens and the ribbon of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.iPad with mouseRevealed on Monday Microsoft is making several changes that Microsoft 365 customers experience in the Excel, PowerPoint, and Word apps for iPad. Rather than major feature changes, a blog post outlining the alterations shows the updates are more to make the apps easier…
    - 2 days ago 27 Oct 20, 12:26am -
  • Apple debuts 'Doug Unplugs' trailer for Apple TV+
    The trailer for "Doug Unplugs" introduces you to the robot boy looking to learn about the world the old fashioned way, coming to Apple TV+ on November 13."Doug Unplugs"The new series from Dreamworks follows a robot boy and his human friend going on adventures and learning about the world through experience rather than data. This is the latest in Apple's children programming and will air alongside "Becoming You" on the same day.Read more...
    - 2 days ago 26 Oct 20, 11:21pm -
  • Why the iPhone 12 Pro is worth the upgrade cost
    Putting the iPhone 12 Pro through its paces in the real world really shows why it's worth the extra cost over an iPhone 12.Pacific Blue iPhone 12 Pro and the graphite iPhone 12 ProIt's more than surface deepRead more...
    - 2 days ago 26 Oct 20, 10:47pm -

MacWorld

  • newWhat to do when iTunes prompts you to update when connecting an iPhone
    Apple generally tries to explain itself when it prompts you to download a file, install an update, or otherwise take an option. Readers have suggested the company has fallen down in a prompt that appears in the following set of circumstances, in which all are true:You’re using iTunes in Mojave or earlier in macOS.Your iPhone or iPad is running a version of iOS or iPadOS released in a year later than the macOS version (i.e., Mojave and iOS 14, or High Sierra and iOS/iPadOS 13 or later).You…
    - 2 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 5:30pm -
  • newiPhone 12 Pro review: The iPhone that’s future proof
    Every year Apple releases a new iPhone, and every year we note that it is faster and has a better camera, along with one or two other small feature changes. In rare years, like with the introduction of the iPhone X, we get a dramatic shift in design and capabilities.The iPhone 12 Pro is sort of an odd entry in the series. Yes, it’s faster and has a better camera, though neither change is exactly seismic. And it’s got a really nice new design, but even that feels familiar and cautious. But it…
    - 3 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 4:00pm -
  • newPeace by Hampton A19 LED Wi-Fi smart bulbs review: Powerful automation tools, but you can’t buy just one
    The new A19 color smart bulbs from Hampton Products are reasonably priced, but they only come in packs of four.
    - 4 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 3:30pm -
  • newThe 5 best streaming services cord-cutters need to visit this Halloween
    It’s never too early to watch scary movies, and our top picks have fiendishly good treats.
    - 4 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 3:30pm -
  • newApple TV+ originals: Jon Stewart to return with a multi-year deal for a new current affairs series.
    Apple is planting its own flag in the streaming wars with Apple TV+, its in-house streaming service that focuses almost entirely on original programming rather than an extensive library of existing TV shows or movies.Though the service has been available for only about a year and and doesn’t yet have a lot of shows or films available, there’s a lot in the works. This is a list of all the Apple TV+ content we know of so far, along with details about prominent stars, directors, producers, and…
    - 16 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 3:29am -
  • newWyze Cam v3 review: Wyze adds color night vision and IP65-level protection to its $20 security camera
    A wider viewing angle, simultaneous two-way talk, and outdoor weatherproofing are among the other new features.
    - 21 hours ago 27 Oct 20, 10:30pm -
  • newTouch-enabled dashboard for smart devices coming to Amazon Fire tablets
    The new Device Dashboard will be accessible from the navigation bar of selected Fire tablets.
    - 21 hours ago 27 Oct 20, 10:17pm -
  • Where to buy the iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro—all the best deals from carriers and retailers
    It’s been a long time since you could only get an iPhone directly from Apple or from AT&T. Today, it’s offered by all major carriers and big retailers, and many of them want to entice you to buy with them by offering special deals. Of course, you can always buy from Apple directly, either in-store or online.If you haven’t yet put in your order for an iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro, here’s a summary of some of the deals and promotions offered by different retailers to help you make up your mi…
    - 1 day ago 27 Oct 20, 6:36pm -
  • Audio Design Desk review: Make impressive video soundtracks without breaking your budget
    Over decades working on low-budget movies, I’ve seen my fair share of producers who skimped on the post-production process. Novice filmmakers devote attention to what happens on set between “action” and “cut,” but race through editing and sound design, crucial steps that can make or break even the most visually spectacular production.There are often good reasons for this, usually budgetary limitations or lack of technical know-how. Although movie fans have probably heard terms like “…
    - 1 day ago 27 Oct 20, 4:30pm -
  • Spooky Mac stories: Scare-mongering Apple’s chip transition
    It’s the scary season!No, not the election season. (But, yes, also the election season.) Halloween! In addition to Halloween coming up, it’s the season when Apple is on the verge of making a big change that could impact its customers.Boo!Writing for the Forbes contributor network and artisanal hysteria works, Ewan Spence says “Apple’s Future Is The End For The MacBook Air.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Nick.)To read this article in full, please click here
    - 1 day ago 27 Oct 20, 3:45pm -
  • Leviton Decora Smart Zigbee dimmer (model DG6HD) review: An in-wall switch with an understated design
    Premium pricing makes this dimmer a bit of a tough sell.
    - 1 day ago 27 Oct 20, 3:30pm -
  • Focal Chora 806 bookshelf speaker review: A taste of high-end audio
    The Chora's beautiful build and styling is outmatched only by its sonic punch.
    - 1 day ago 27 Oct 20, 3:30pm -
  • Microsoft Office for iPad gets updates for trackpad and mouse support, start screens and Ribbon
    Microsoft of Monday announced that its Excel, Powerpoint, and Word apps for the iPad have new features to better take advantage of the platform. In a post on the Office Apps Blog, Microsoft said that the updates have started to be issued through a phased roll-out, with availability to all users in a “couple of weeks.”iPad users who use the tablet with a Magic Keyboard or a mouse should take note of the update, which bring the experience a lot closer to that of Office on a Mac or PC. When usi…
    - 2 days ago 27 Oct 20, 12:14am -
  • Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 review: Good for Macs, waiting for multi-OS improvements
    UPDATE: This article was updated on October 21, 2020 to reflect the new capability to detect Windows malware.It’s not that common to find full-featured security suites for the Mac. Quite often major antivirus makers provide a stripped-down version of their Windows product with notable bells and whistles missing. Not so with Intego’s Mac Premium Bundle X9, a security solution purpose-built for Apple users. This top-tier suite has a variety of solid tools that any Mac user would be happy to us…
    - 2 days ago 26 Oct 20, 11:20pm -
  • Apple reportedly plans to launch new AirPods models, possible third HomePod speaker
    If you were disappointed with the lack of AirPods announcements at the iPhone 12 event, you might not have to wait much longer. A new report from Bloomberg says that Apple is working on two new AirPods models, including a cheaper AirPods Pro, as well as a third-gen AirPods and the long-rumored over-ear studio headphones. According to Mark Gurman and Debby Wu, the new earbuds will feature a new H2 wireless chip and reportedly won’t arrive until 2021. The cheapest model, which looks to be a sl…
    - 2 days ago 26 Oct 20, 8:51pm -
  • How to manage the Bluetooth headphone connection dance among devices
    Bluetooth is a miraculous technology for audio when it works perfectly, letting you stream crisp, high-quality sound from a variety of devices you own. But most Bluetooth headphones have a limitation: they can pair to multiple devices—anywhere from two to eight—but they can only be actively connected to one playback device at a time.Bluetooth multipoint technology was released a decade ago along with the Bluetooth 4.0 specification to allow audio devices to receive streaming input from multi…
    - 2 days ago 26 Oct 20, 5:30pm -
  • The best smart shades: These luxurious window treatments blend high tech with high fashion
    Smart, motorized shades and blinds cost a pretty penny, but do they ever bring the wow.
    - 2 days ago 26 Oct 20, 3:30pm -
  • Hunter Douglas Duette PowerView smart shade review: Ultimate luxury, sophistication, and privacy
    This motorized smart shade protects your privacy without blocking any light or your view.
    - 2 days ago 26 Oct 20, 3:30pm -
  • Sense energy monitor review: Your patience will be rewarded with great insight into your home's electricity use
    Sense is a bright-orange box that sits in your electrical breaker box and gives keen insight into your home's entire power usage.
    - 3 days ago 26 Oct 20, 1:40am -
  • How to share a password via AirDrop from iOS 14, iPadOS 14, or macOS
    AirDrop lets you send lots of kinds of data to people right around you who are receptive to it, but one of the less-known elements is a password. Because AirDrop is both short range and encrypted between devices, it’s a secure way to transfer a password to someone else or even to another of your devices if you don’t have iCloud Keychain enabled for syncing. IDGIn Safari for macOS, you can also share passwords by first selecting one and clicking Details.To read this article in full, please c…
    - 5 days ago 23 Oct 20, 5:30pm -
  • Did you just get your iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro? Do these things first!
    Congratulations! You’re now the proud owner of a new iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro. You probably want to dive right into the phone the moment you get the box in your hands, but try to contain your excitement and do a little prep first!We have a little setup advice you’re going to want to pay attention to. Sure, it seems like an unnecessary drag, but this stuff is going to really save you a lot of time and frustration later.To read this article in full, please click here
    - 5 days ago 23 Oct 20, 3:45pm -
  • DALI Katch Bluetooth speaker review: Small sound from a small package
    The sound quality is clean, clear, and bright, but the bass is generally weak.
    - 5 days ago 23 Oct 20, 3:30pm -
  • The 26 best scary movies you can stream for free this Halloween
    You don’t need to spend a dime to watch these fright-flick double features.
    - 5 days ago 23 Oct 20, 3:30pm -
  • iMovie for iPhone and iPad is updated with HDR and 4K 60fps support
    Apple’s free video editing app iMovie has been updated for iOS and iPadOS. There are quite a few significant new features, but the headlining improvements concern 4K 60fps video and HDR support.With the new Dolby Vision video recording capabilities of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, which arrives in stores on Friday, iMovie has to be ready to edit the footage.To read this article in full, please click here
    - 6 days ago 23 Oct 20, 1:04am -
  • Apple TV app on its way to Xbox and Playstation consoles
    Apple is spreading its TV app everywhere. It’s on smart TVs, Fire TV, and Roku set-top boxes, in addition to being found on nearly all of Apple’s devices: iPhones, iPads, Macs, and of course Apple TV hardware. You can find a full list of devices here.But there’s one place that customers frequently access streaming services that Apple hasn’t yet tackled: game consoles. If current reports are true, that may be about to change.Update 10/22/20: Sony has officially announced that the Apple TV…
    - 6 days ago 22 Oct 20, 9:57pm -
  • What’s the deal with the HomePod mini?
    Apple revealed the HomePod mini last week. Could it be the most important product Apple ships this year? We’ll talk about the smart speaker and more in this episode of the Macworld Podcast.This is episode 718 with Jason Cross, Michael Simon, and Roman Loyola.Listen to episode 718 To read this article in full, please click here
    - 6 days ago 22 Oct 20, 5:30pm -
  • Best USB-C power adapters for the iPhone 12: How to shop and what to buy
    If you’ve ordered a new iPhone 12, you’ll notice that the box is a whole lot slimmer than previous years. That’s because the bulkiest accessory is gone: the power adapter. In fact, Apple has removed the charger from all iPhones it sells, so whether you’re spending $399 on an iPhone SE or $1,399 on a maxed-out iPhone 12 Pro Max, you need to bring your own charger.Any old charger and Lightning cable you have lying around will work, of course. But if you’ve been using Apple’s old 5W ada…
    - 6 days ago 22 Oct 20, 4:30pm -
  • Your scanner won’t work with Image Capture? Disable a network setting on your all-in-one
    Many things in life are inexplicable, and operating systems are no exception. Search for logic and a pattern as much as you like, and you may never find one. That was my reaction to discovering the solution to a problem with Image Capture on the Mac, when it stopped recognizing a scanner connected via USB.After performing many scans, Image Capture began stating it had an error in connecting to the scanner. I did the usual troubleshooting: disconnect and reconnect the scanner over USB, power cycl…
    - 6 days ago 22 Oct 20, 3:45pm -
  • Never pay for CBS All Access [note: code has expired]
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  • How to set up Medical ID on your iPhone
    Updated 10/21/20: There have been a few tweaks to the Health app interface. This article has been updated to reflect them.There are plenty of iPhone features that feel like you just can’t live without them. But there is one that can literally save your life: Medical ID.If you get into an accident or otherwise become unconscious or unresponsive, a first responder can pick up your phone and place an emergency call. But they can also tap the Medical ID button to be taken to a screen that shows i…
    - 7 days ago 22 Oct 20, 12:02am -