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  • newDaily Journaling App Day One Acquired by Wordpress.com Owner Automattic
    Popular iOS and Mac-based journaling app Day One has been acquired by Automattic, a company best known for running WordPress.com. News of the acquisition was announced today on the Day One blog.The Day One app will continue to be run separately, and Day One founder Paul Mayne will continue to lead the Day One team. Day One will be updated in the future with integrations with WordPress.com and Tumblr, but will otherwise remain largely the same.When a small software company is acquired by a larg…
    - 3 hours ago 15 Jun 21, 1:54am -
  • newSome M1 iMac Models Shipping With Crooked Mountings
    Some M1 iMacs appear to have a manufacturing defect that causes the display to be mounted on the stand in a way that's not perfectly aligned, leading to a crooked display.YouTuber iPhonedo over the weekend published a review of the ‌M1‌ iMac, and he found that his machine appeared to be tilted on one side, a mounting disparity that was visibly noticeable and proved with a ruler.Another person on the Apple Support Communities also complained of a non-level display with a 1mm disparity be…
    - 4 hours ago 15 Jun 21, 1:20am -
  • newNomad's Latest Accessory Makes It Easier to Put an AirTag in Your Wallet
    Nomad, known for its range of accessories designed for Apple devices, today announced the Card for AirTag, which is designed to make it easier for an AirTag to fit inside a wallet for tracking purposes.With Card for AirTag, an AirTag fits inside the middle of a card-shaped holder that's then meant to fit inside of a wallet. According to Nomad, the design offers a smooth, uniform shape that allows the AirTag to be kept in the wallet without having a circular bump.The Card for AirTag is made f…
    - 5 hours ago 15 Jun 21, 12:30am -
  • newApple Releases New Sunflower, Cloud Blue and Electric Orange iPhone 12 Cases
    Apple today released silicone iPhone cases for the iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, and 12 mini in a series of new colors that include sunflower, cloud blue, and electric orange.Sunflower is a bright yellow shade, cloud blue is a soft, light blue, and electric orange is a bright orange that's darker than the kumquat color and more orange than pink citrus.The new cases are priced starting at $49, like all Apple silicone cases, and can be ordered from the Apple website as of today.(Thanks, Appl…
    - 6 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 11:42pm -
  • newApple Releases iOS and iPadOS 12.5.4 Security Fix for Older iPhones and iPads
    Apple today released new iOS and iPadOS 12.5.4 updates, with the new software aimed at older devices that are unable to run the iOS 14 update that's available on modern devices.The iOS and iPadOS 12.5.4 updates can be downloaded for free and the software is available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the new software, go to Settings > General > Software Update.According to Apple's release notes, iOS 12.5.4 introduces important security updates and is recomme…
    - 7 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 10:45pm -
  • newApple Seeds Third Betas of iOS and iPadOS 14.7 to Developers
    Apple today seeded the third betas of new iOS and iPadOS 14.7 updates to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after seeding the second iOS and iPadOS 14.7 updates.iOS and iPadOS 14.7 can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or over the air after the proper profile has been installed on an iPhone or iPad.The new iOS and iPadOS 14.7 updates may be focused on under-the-hood bug performance improvements and bug fixes for issues that weren't able to be addressed in iOS 14.6, but…
    - 7 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 10:35pm -
  • newApple Seeds Third Beta of macOS Big Sur 11.5 to Developers
    Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming macOS Big Sur 11.5 update to developers for testing purposes, with the new beta coming two weeks after the release of the second macOS Big Sur 11.5 beta.Developers can download the ‌‌‌‌‌macOS Big Sur‌‌‌‌‌ 11.5 beta using the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences after installing the proper profile from the Apple Developer Center.‌macOS Big Sur‌ 11.5 may be a more minor update focusing on under-the-hood perform…
    - 7 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 10:34pm -
  • newApple Seeds Third Beta of watchOS 7.6 to Developers
    Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming watchOS 7.6 update to developers for testing purposes, with the new beta coming two weeks after the release of the second beta.To install the ‌watchOS 7.6 beta, developers need to download the proper configuration profile from the Apple Developer Center. Once the profile is in place, the watchOS 7.5 beta can be downloaded through the dedicated ‌Apple Watch‌ app on the iPhone by going to General > Software Update.To update to the new soft…
    - 7 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 10:33pm -
  • newApple Seeds Third Beta of tvOS 14.7 to Developers
    Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming tvOS 14.7 update to developers for testing purposes, with the new beta coming two weeks after Apple seeded the second tvOS 14.7 beta.Designed for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models, the tvOS 14.7 developer beta can be downloaded onto the ‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌Apple TV‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌ via a profile that's installed using Xcode.Other than new releases, tvOS updates are often minor in scale, focusing on under-th…
    - 7 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 10:32pm -
  • newBeats Studio Buds Debuting Today With Active Noise Cancellation, Stemless Design, and More for $150
    We've seen a lot of teasers about the Beats Studio Buds over the past month since they first showed up in Apple's beta software updates, and today they're finally official. The Beats Studio Buds are available to order today in red, white, and black ahead of a June 24 ship date, and they're priced at $149.99.The Studio Buds are the first Beats-branded earbuds to truly compete with AirPods thanks to their wire-free design that fits comfortably in the ear without the over-ear hook seen on Powerbe…
    - 9 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 8:30pm -
  • newSpatial Audio on Apple Music Promoted in New 'Beyond Stereo' Ad
    Just days after the launch of Spatial Audio on Apple Music, Apple has promoted the feature with a new "Beyond Stereo" ad set to "Mystery Lady" by Masego and Don Toliver.Spatial Audio, based on Dolby Atmos, is an immersive surround sound audio format that enables musicians to mix music so it sounds like the instruments are all around you in space. Thousands of Apple Music songs are available in Spatial Audio as of last week, such as Lady Gaga's "Rain on Me" and Kanye West's "Black Skinhead."…
    - 10 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 7:13pm -
  • newDeals: Apple's 256GB Wi-Fi iPad Air in Rose Gold Hits New Low Price of $659.99 ($89 Off)
    Amazon today has introduced a new record low price on the 256GB Wi-Fi iPad Air in Rose Gold, priced at $659.99, down from $749.00. This version of the iPad Air has been on sale for around $699.99 the past few weeks, making Amazon's deal today the new lowest price we've ever tracked.Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.At the time of writing, only Rose Gold is availab…
    - 10 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 7:03pm -
  • new'The Morning Show' Returns to Apple TV+ on September 17, Watch the Second Season Trailer Now
    Apple today announced that the second season of drama series "The Morning Show" will premiere September 17 on Apple TV+. The 10-episode season will premiere with the first episode, followed by one new episode weekly, every Friday.Apple shared a teaser trailer for the second season on YouTube:Starring and executive produced by Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, "The Morning Show" unveils the power dynamics in the workplace between women and men, and women and women, in a morning talk sh…
    - 11 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 6:39pm -
  • newBloomberg: Apple Watch Series 7 to Feature Thinner Screen Bezels, Faster Processor, and Updated Ultra Wideband Tech
    This year's Apple Watch Series 7 is likely to have thinner display bezels and use a new lamination technique that brings the display closer to the front cover, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.From the report:The Cupertino, California-based tech giant is planning to refresh the line this year -- with a model likely dubbed the Apple Watch Series 7 -- by adding a faster processor, improved wireless connectivity and an updated screen, according to people with knowledge of the plans. For th…
    - 13 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 4:11pm -
  • newiOS 15 Photos App Tells You Which Apps Saved Images Originated From
    In iOS 15, Apple has made some welcome improvements to the Photos app, such as the ability to see the EXIF data for a photo. The latter feature is accessed via a new "Info" button, which also brings up a caption field for the selected photo, the location where the photo was taken, and any Look Up information available.In addition to the above, the Info button will also tell you which app on your device that an image was saved from if you didn't take it using your camera. For instance, in the e…
    - 15 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 2:29pm -
  • newHomePod Now Sold Out on Apple's US Online Store
    Apple's warehouse stock of the original discontinued HomePod appears to have been exhausted in the United States. As of Monday morning, the delivery option for the full-sized ‌HomePod‌ on Apple's online store is listed as "sold out" in both black and white. Up until recently, the black model was sold out in the U.S. but the white color was available for delivery "while stocks last." That's currently no longer the case, and though Apple's white ‌HomePod‌ listing still allows customers t…
    - 16 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 12:48pm -
  • Apple Stores to Drop Mask Requirement for Vaccinated Customers This Week
    Apple will no longer require vaccinated customers to wear masks inside their retail stores in the U.S, a major shift in policy compared to last month, according to Bloomberg.The new change, expected to go into effect on Tuesday, will no longer require customers who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to wear masks inside Apple Stores in the United States. Bloomberg notes that Apple has been informing retail leaders and staff of the change, noting that employees will continue to be requ…
    - 1 day ago 14 Jun 21, 12:01am -
  • iOS 15 Lets You Drag and Drop Images and Text Across Apps
    Apple this week previewed iOS 15, which is available now in beta for developers ahead of a public release later this year. One smaller but useful new feature added is the ability to drag and drop images, text, files, and more across apps on iPhone.MacStories editor-in-chief Federico Viticci demonstrated the new feature in a tweet:Using cross-app drag and drop on iPhone in iOS 15. Finally 🎉 #WWDC21 pic.twitter.com/1RbyPBGfcq— Federico Viticci (@viticci) June 7, 2021 Cross-app drag and drop…
    - 2 days ago 13 Jun 21, 3:47am -
  • Apple Makes New On-Screen Game Controller Available to Developers on iOS 15 and iPadOS 15
    During the Platforms State of the Union at WWDC this week, Apple unveiled a new API for iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 that enables developers to implement an on-screen virtual game controller in their iPhone and iPad games with just a few lines of code.While many iPhone and iPad games already offer on-screen controls, Apple's new virtual game controller is available to all developers, easy to add, and can be customized on a per-game basis. Apple said the on-screen controller can be adjusted to a variet…
    - 2 days ago 13 Jun 21, 1:06am -
  • Apple Promotes iPad Pro in New Ad With 'The Little Mermaid' Musical Spin
    In a currently unlisted ad on YouTube, Apple is promoting the versatility, portability, and power of the M1 iPad Pro in a fun musical inspired by The Little Mermaid's "Part of Your World" soundtrack.In the ad, which features the main character using an ‌M1‌ ‌iPad Pro‌, Magic Keyboard, and Apple Pencil, multiple users can be seen struggling with their old PCs indoors while hoping that they can someday use an ‌iPad Pro‌ instead. The lyrics and soundtrack of the ad are completely bas…
    - 2 days ago 12 Jun 21, 7:31pm -

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  • new9to5Mac Daily: June 14, 2021 – Beats Studio Buds, Apple Watch Series 7 rumor
    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 WALTR PRO for Mac: Make it easy to transfer virtually any file (in any format) to your iPhone, iPad, iPod and now, HomePod. Get 30% off now. more…The post 9to5Mac Daily: June 14, 2021 – Beats Studio Buds, Apple Watch Series 7 rumor appeared firs…
    - 3 hours ago 15 Jun 21, 2:33am -
  • newConcept Part 1: What we’d like to see next year in iOS 16, and why we’re talking about it now

    - 3 hours ago 15 Jun 21, 2:21am -
  • newPopular journaling app ‘Day One’ acquired by WordPress․com owner Automattic
    You may have heard about Day One, a popular diary app available for iPhone, iPad, and Mac, as well as Android and web browsers. Now, the app is joining Automattic, which is the company behind WordPress.com and Tumblr, as announced on Monday in a press release. more…The post Popular journaling app ‘Day One’ acquired by WordPress․com owner Automattic appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 hours ago 15 Jun 21, 2:12am -
  • newHere’s how Beats Studio Buds compare against AirPods and AirPods Pro
    The newest Beats in-ear headphones have officially arrived and they come with a compelling set of features priced $100 below AirPods Pro. But even though they come with active noise cancellation, transparency mode, Hey Siri support, and more, there are some tradeoffs. Let’s look at the Beats Studio Buds vs. AirPods and AirPods Pro to see how they all stack up. more…The post Here’s how Beats Studio Buds compare against AirPods and AirPods Pro appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 4 hours ago 15 Jun 21, 12:50am -
  • newApple Music for Android beta adds Spatial and Lossless Audio, automatic crossfade, more
    Alongside WWDC 2021, Apple rolled out a bunch of features for its Music streaming service. The Lossless and Spatial Audio update, as well as other enhancements, are now available for Apple Music on Android. more…The post Apple Music for Android beta adds Spatial and Lossless Audio, automatic crossfade, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 5 hours ago 15 Jun 21, 12:37am -
  • newPixelmator Pro for macOS working on adding Shortcuts integration
    In a blog post shared today, the Pixelmator team announced that it’s working on adding Shortcuts support to the Pixelmator Pro app on macOS.Now that WWDC has finished (much love, again, to the new virtual format!), we just wanted to share one very quick update with you: Pixelmator Pro will absolutely be getting Shortcuts support. And we’ll be doing our best to make sure that support is first-class – second to none. more…The post Pixelmator Pro for macOS working on adding Shortcuts…
    - 5 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 11:58pm -
  • newVolonic Valet 3 review: A high-end, designer iPhone and AirPods FreePower charging system with a price to match
    Today, we are taking a hands-on look at the Volonic Valet 3 charging system. This high-end wireless solution takes a cue from fashion design houses and Apple aesthetics to provide a luxurious and elegant charging pad with a price to match. Yes, there are more affordable options out there, but not very many that are quite as gorgeous — this is a true piece of functional art, in my opinion, with a sophisticated look and precision design approach. But is the steep price tag worth the price of en…
    - 5 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 11:57pm -
  • newApple debuts 3 new summer colors for iPhone 12 silicone case
    Apple has added a few new iPhone 12 silicone cases to the online store. The new colors include sunflower, cloud blue, and electric orange. All three colors are available for each of the four iPhone 12 models. They are priced at the same $49 and are available for delivery starting this Wednesday. more…The post Apple debuts 3 new summer colors for iPhone 12 silicone case appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 6 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 11:45pm -
  • newApple releases iOS 14.7, watchOS 7.6, and macOS 11.5 beta 3 to developers
    Running alongside the iOS 15 beta and more, Apple has seeded developers with the latest beta of iOS 14.7, watchOS 7.6, and macOS 11.5 today. more…The post Apple releases iOS 14.7, watchOS 7.6, and macOS 11.5 beta 3 to developers appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 7 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 10:44pm -
  • newApple releases iOS 12.5.4 for older iPhones with ‘important security updates’
    Apple is rolling out iOS 12.5.4 to older iPhone and iPad devices today. This update brings security fixes and is recommended for all users, according to Apple. The update fixes a trio of vulnerabilities affecting memory corruption and WebKit. more…The post Apple releases iOS 12.5.4 for older iPhones with ‘important security updates’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 7 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 10:40pm -
  • newSome iOS 15 features require an iPhone XS or newer, here they are
    With the end of WWDC21, all new betas launched and installed, we’ve been discovering almost daily new features coming to the Apple devices. While iOS 15 supports iPhones all the way back to the iPhone 6s, there are some features exclusive to the iPhone XS or newer. more…The post Some iOS 15 features require an iPhone XS or newer, here they are appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 7 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 10:05pm -
  • newReview: Beats Studio Buds pack an impressive punch in a compact design
    As announced this morning, Apple’s lineup of truly wireless headphones is expanding today. Beats Studio Buds are available today for $149.99, and with features like Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode, they could just be the best option for buyers today looking for a more affordable option than AirPods Pro and Powerbeats Pro. I’ve been using Beats Studio Buds for the past two weeks, and there are some interesting compromises here, including a mysterious custom Beats chipset ins…
    - 8 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 9:33pm -
  • newMonday’s best deals: M1 MacBook Pro $199 off, MagSafe wallets, Apple Watch Series 6, more
    It’s time to kick off another work week with all of today’s best Apple deals. Alongside a fresh new price drop on Apple Watch Series 6, you’ll find up to $199 off the latest M1 MacBook Pro with a 13-inch form-factor as well as both OtterBox and Apple Leather MagSafe Wallets for iPhone 12. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more…The post Monday’s best deals: M1 MacBook Pro $199 off, MagSafe wallets, Apple Watch Series 6, more appeared first on 9to5…
    - 8 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 9:18pm -
  • newiPadOS 15: Don’t have an Apple Pencil? Here’s how to activate Quick Notes on iPad anyway
    iPadOS 15 introduces a new Quick Note feature that lets you instantly create and compose a note in a floating window from anywhere. Apple markets Quick Note as an Apple Pencil trick, but all iPad users can take advantage of Quick Note after setting up the feature. more…The post iPadOS 15: Don’t have an Apple Pencil? Here’s how to activate Quick Notes on iPad anyway appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 8 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 8:54pm -
  • newBeats Studio Buds now official: ANC, Transparency mode, and more for $150
    Beats is expanding its lineup of truly wireless earbuds today with the new Beats Studio Buds. After several weeks of rumors, the new Beats Studio Buds are available to order starting today in the US and Canada for $149.99 with Active Noise Cancellation, Transparency Mode, USB-C charging, and more. Head below for all of the details on Beats Studio Buds. more…The post Beats Studio Buds now official: ANC, Transparency mode, and more for $150 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 9 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 8:30pm -
  • newApple confirms some Apple Card users are currently unable to make in-store purchases
    After seeing an Apple Card outage earlier this month that affected all users, the credit card is seeing downtime again this morning which is preventing some from using it for in-store purchases. more…The post Apple confirms some Apple Card users are currently unable to make in-store purchases appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 9 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 8:22pm -
  • newQualcomm and others would invest in Arm if Nvidia purchase is blocked by regulators
    Nvidia announced last fall that it was officially starting the process of acquiring Arm Holdings from SoftBank for $40 billion. In the months since we’ve seen concerns from competitors and the deal hasn’t yet been approved or shut down by regulators. Now Qualcomm has shared that if the sale to Nvidia is blocked, it and others would invest in Arm. more…The post Qualcomm and others would invest in Arm if Nvidia purchase is blocked by regulators appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 9 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 7:56pm -
  • newNew Spatial Audio ad demos the tech on Apple Music’s YouTube channel
    A new Spatial Audio ad (embedded below) has just been posted to the Apple Music YouTube channel, featuring the Masego & Don Toliver track Mystery Lady.One amusing note is that a lot of people watching the ad will be doing so on devices that don’t support Spatial Audio, so will instead be marveling at the wonders of… stereo. more…The post New Spatial Audio ad demos the tech on Apple Music’s YouTube channel appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 9 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 7:53pm -
  • newPirated movies and TV shows app, disguised as Sudoku game, climbs App Store charts [update: gone]
    Update: Shortly after publishing, the app has been pulled from the store. Original story below.A free-to-play app called Zoshy+ has been gradually climbing up the Puzzle game charts on the App Store. Based on its screenshots and app description, the app looks like an innocuous Sudoku client.However, actually launching the app reveals a very different experience. Users are presented with thousands of movies and TV shows to stream illegally for free, including content from Apple’s own TV+ ser…
    - 10 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 7:18pm -
  • newSmartphone shipments will grow 12% this year, despite chip shortages – Canalys
    Market intelligence company Canalys is forecasting that global smartphone shipments will grow 12% this year, despite challenges posed by the chip shortage. However, it says that phone makers will need to choose their priority countries and regions… more…The post Smartphone shipments will grow 12% this year, despite chip shortages – Canalys appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 10 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 7:10pm -
  • newThe Morning Show season two premieres September 17 on Apple TV+
    Apple TV+ today announced that the second season of its hero drama ‘The Morning Show’ returns for a second season starting September 17, almost two years after season one aired.Like many of Apple’s flagship properties, production on the season was delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic. The series stars Jennifer Aniston (Alex Levy) and Reese Witherspoon (Bradley Jackson) in lead roles, as presenters of a national news channel. In season one, the show is rocked by sexual misconduct allegations…
    - 11 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 6:35pm -
  • newApple Watch Diary: I’m not yet seeing a reason to upgrade from my S4
    Much as I rely on my Apple Watch, I do need a good reason to upgrade models, and so far Apple has had a mixed track record in persuading me to do so.I started with the original model, aka the Series 0. My next upgrade was to the Series 3, which sold itself to me primarily on the Siri improvements … more…The post Apple Watch Diary: I’m not yet seeing a reason to upgrade from my S4 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 11 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 6:33pm -
  • newPokémon GO creator Niantic announces new AR mobile game ‘Transformers: Heavy Metal’
    If you were a Pokémon GO, Ingress, or Harry Potter Wizards Unite fan, there’s another AR mobile game being prepared by Niantic. This time, TRANSFORMERS: Heavy Metal is the new company’s title being developed. more…The post Pokémon GO creator Niantic announces new AR mobile game ‘Transformers: Heavy Metal’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 11 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 6:19pm -
  • newAnother antitrust investigation opens, as Japan examines Apple/Google duopoly
    Apple is facing yet another antitrust investigation, though this one seems odd: It’s an examination of the Apple/Google duopoly in the mobile operating system market.Today’s report from Japan is very light on details … more…The post Another antitrust investigation opens, as Japan examines Apple/Google duopoly appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 12 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 5:16pm -
  • newMicrosoft president attacks type of government gag order imposed on Apple
    A gag order imposed on Apple by the Trump administration should never have been allowed, argues Microsoft president Brad Smith.We learned last week that the Department of Justice served a subpoena on Apple, requiring it to hand over data on both journalists and members of the House Intelligence Committee … more…The post Microsoft president attacks type of government gag order imposed on Apple appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 13 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 4:44pm -
  • newBloomberg: Apple Watch Series 7 to feature thinner bezels around screen, Ultra Wideband, faster processor
    Apple is said to be redesigning the Apple Watch this year, according to a report from Bloomberg. The ‘Apple Watch Series 7’ will feature thinner display bezels, a faster processor and include “updated ultra-wideband functionality”. Introduced last fall, the Apple Watch Series 6 was the first model to sport Ultra Wideband radios.Apple was reportedly aiming to include a body temperature sensor as well, but that feature may have been delayed until the 2022 watch. more…The post Bloombe…
    - 13 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 4:22pm -
  • newHomePod is now sold out at US Apple Store, after it was discontinued three months ago
    Apple announced that it was discontinuing the original HomePod back in March, with Apple focusing its efforts on HomePod mini. The product has been listed as available ‘while supplies last’ since that time.The space gray model sold out within a couple days of the announcement. The white model remained available to buy (price unchanged) up until today, at least in the United States. more…The post HomePod is now sold out at US Apple Store, after it was discontinued three months ago appea…
    - 16 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 12:58pm -
  • newSEObase is a straightforward way to track website keyword rankings on a budget
    Search engine optimization can be a challenging thing to tackle, and if you’ve spent more than a few minutes reading up on best practices, you know there are countless different ways to go about it. SEObase is a web SEO service that lets you easily track all the most important keywords so you can manage and track all your web properties and keep them growing. more…The post SEObase is a straightforward way to track website keyword rankings on a budget appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 24 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 5:22am -
  • Comment: Despite what Apple says, my next computer won’t be an iPad Pro
    iPad seems to be going through a long identity crisis. Sometimes Apple wants it to be a computer, sometimes not. And even with the introduction of the M1 iPad Pro earlier this year, iPad is still an iPad with iPad limitations. Yet, the company still wants to convince people that “your next computer is not a computer.” Well, my next computer will definitely not be an iPad Pro. more…The post Comment: Despite what Apple says, my next computer won’t be an iPad Pro appeared first on 9to5Ma…
    - 1 day ago 14 Jun 21, 12:09am -
  • Bloomberg: U.S. Apple Stores will no longer require face masks starting this week
    Apple will drop the mask requirements at a number of its retail stores and offices as soon as this week, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The report says that Apple has informed retail and corporate employees of this change. Retail employees will also not be required to ask maskless customers for their vaccination status. more…The post Bloomberg: U.S. Apple Stores will no longer require face masks starting this week appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 14 Jun 21, 12:00am -
  • Here’s what we know about Apple’s plans for the Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR

    - 1 day ago 13 Jun 21, 7:46pm -
  • iOS 15: Apple reveals new game controller UI with powerful SDK
    After the WWDC21 keynote, Apple held the Platforms State of the Union where engineers previewed some of the new features, APIs, and SDKs available to developers with iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and more. more…The post iOS 15: Apple reveals new game controller UI with powerful SDK appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 13 Jun 21, 7:03pm -
  • Apple execs address iPadOS 15, talk multitasking, Universal Control, and more in interview
    In a new interview, Bob Borchers, Apple’s VP of Worldwide Product Marketing, and Sebastien Marineau-Mes, VP, Intelligent System Experience at Apple, talked about iPadOS 15 and everything new with iPad’s operating system. more…The post Apple execs address iPadOS 15, talk multitasking, Universal Control, and more in interview appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 13 Jun 21, 5:32pm -
  • Get 30% off iMazing, the best backup manager and data transfer tool for your iPhone and iPad
    iMazing is your one-stop shop for iOS device backup and data transfer. Available on Mac and Windows, iMazing makes it really easy to keep backups of your iPhone’s messages, transfer across media and documents, and even keep Time Machine-esque wireless backups of your iOS devices.In celebration of this year’s WWDC season, iMazing is offering 30% off just for 9to5Mac readers. iMazing really is the Swiss Army knife of iOS device management and best of all, all of your data stays local to your…
    - 2 days ago 13 Jun 21, 12:49am -
  • Today at Apple Youth Program sparks the creative energy of New York City artists
    This spring, New York City youth from Brooklyn to The Bronx came together online to build creative projects, learn new skills from leading artists, and discover a passion for creative storytelling. Through opportunities made possible by Today at Apple, 39 young artists were given the tools and ideas they need to impact their communities. more…The post Today at Apple Youth Program sparks the creative energy of New York City artists appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 12 Jun 21, 10:04pm -
  • How iOS 15 will make your iPhone even more useful with SharePlay, Find My upgrades, and more
    Earlier this week at WWDC 2021, Apple announced and presented a preview of iOS 15. The new operating system for iPhones will be available a few months from now, but the first beta is available for developers now and one thing is for sure: iOS 15 will make your iPhone even more useful with a handful of quality-of-life improvements. more…The post How iOS 15 will make your iPhone even more useful with SharePlay, Find My upgrades, and more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 12 Jun 21, 8:30pm -
  • Apple promotes new iPad Pro with a ‘The Little Mermaid’ parody [Video]
    In an unlisted video, Apple is promoting the new iPad Pro with the series “Your next computer is not a computer.” This time, the company creates a parody of The Little Mermaid’s “Part of Your World” song. more…The post Apple promotes new iPad Pro with a ‘The Little Mermaid’ parody [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 12 Jun 21, 7:49pm -
  • Apple @ Work: macOS virtualization on iPad Pro would turn it into a powerful enterprise computer
    The discussion around macOS vs. iOS comes up every time Apple releases a new iPad Pro with hardware that the software seemingly cannot push. In my post WWDC reflections, an interesting idea came to mind on making the iPad more useful: What if Apple allowed Parallels and VMware to offer virtualization on iPadOS? more…The post Apple @ Work: macOS virtualization on iPad Pro would turn it into a powerful enterprise computer appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 12 Jun 21, 6:30pm -
  • Craig Federighi and Greg Joswiak join ‘The Talk Show’ to discuss WWDC21, iPadOS 15, more
    Traditionally at WWDC every year, Apple blogger John Gruber gets a chance to sit down with one or more Apple executives on his podcast The Talk Show for an interview on the week’s announcements. This year, Gruber is joined by Apple executives Craig Federighi and Greg Joswiak to go in-depth on iOS and iPadOS 15, new privacy features, and much more. more…The post Craig Federighi and Greg Joswiak join ‘The Talk Show’ to discuss WWDC21, iPadOS 15, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 12 Jun 21, 6:21pm -
  • Three months after being discontinued, HomePod still available
    Apple discontinued the original HomePod exactly three months ago. Although the space gray model has been unavailable since April, it’s still possible to buy the white HomePod from Apple in the United States and other countries. more…The post Three months after being discontinued, HomePod still available appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 12 Jun 21, 5:56pm -
  • Hands-on: Here’s a first look at how FaceTime works in a web browser
    FaceTime got a lot of attention this week, thanks to the new features that are part of iOS 15 and macOS Monterey, which includes screen sharing with friends, live Portrait Mode, better noise cancellation, and even a web version. I was able to try FaceTime on the web for the first time with my 9to5Mac colleague José Adorno, so read on for a first look at how it works on the web. more…The post Hands-on: Here’s a first look at how FaceTime works in a web browser appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 12 Jun 21, 4:17am -
  • 9to5Mac Happy Hour 333: iOS 15, watchOS 8, macOS Monterey, and tvOS 15 impressions
    This week 9to5Mac’s Benjamin and Zac break down everything that happened at this week’s WWDC keynote, with first impressions of iOS 15, watchOS 8, tvOS 15, and macOS Monterey — as well as Apple’s latest announcements in the health, fitness, and smart home space.Sponsored by MacStadium: MacStadium is the leading provider of enterprise-class cloud solutions for Mac and iOS app development. Save 50% on your first two months of a hosted Mac mini subscription from MacStadium, with code 9TO…
    - 3 days ago 12 Jun 21, 4:11am -
  • How to install the watchOS 8 developer beta
    Eager to test out everything arriving with watchOS 8 like the new Mindfulness app, Focus mode, Photo watch faces with Portrait mode, multiple timers, AssistiveTouch, and more? Read along for how to install watchOS 8 developer beta. more…The post How to install the watchOS 8 developer beta appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 12 Jun 21, 2:49am -
  • Review: Linedock delivers a tailored MacBook Pro companion with built-in battery and 100W charging
    After being in the making for quite some time, Linedock is finally shipping. We first got a look at the new accessory at CES 2020, where I was impressed by the prototype they showed off. Now, a year and a half later, the USB-C dock arrives with plenty of notable features to match its unique design. Today, we’re taking a closer look to see how it all stacks up. Head below for a closer look and first impressions with the new Linedock for 16-inch MacBook Pro. more…The post Review: Linedock…
    - 3 days ago 12 Jun 21, 1:45am -
  • Redesigned iPad mini allegedly depicted in renders, sports thin bezels and USB-C port
    Following a Bloomberg report detailing the upcoming iPad roadmap, Jon Prosser has shared renders based on sources about the design of the upcoming iPad mini.Prosser says that the sixth-generation iPad mini features almost the same chassis dimensions as the fifth-generation iPad mini. However, the design is radically new with the removal of the home button in favor of a Touch ID power button, larger display and proportionally smaller display bezels, as well as replacing the Lightning port with…
    - 3 days ago 12 Jun 21, 1:35am -
  • Roundup: Here are six things Apple didn’t announce during WWDC 2021
    Apple held its kick off keynote for WWDC 2021 earlier this week. WWDC21 brought lots of improvements to iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and watchOS, but there are also some things users were expecting to see that didn’t ultimately make the cut. more…The post Roundup: Here are six things Apple didn’t announce during WWDC 2021 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 12 Jun 21, 1:11am -
  • Unofficial WWDC app for Mac adds beta support for SharePlay — here’s how it works
    One of the headlining features of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, tvOS 15, and macOS Monterey is a new SharePlay platform. This allows you to watch videos, listen to music, and more with friends and family over FaceTime. While the feature is not live in the first betas released this week for Apple’s first-party apps, it’s there for developers to tap into. more…The post Unofficial WWDC app for Mac adds beta support for SharePlay — here’s how it works appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 12 Jun 21, 1:01am -
  • Apple surveys developers on in-person vs. virtual events as WWDC 2021 wraps up
    The past two WWDC events have been completely virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As WWDC 2021 begins to wrap up, Apple is now surveying developers on their preferences between in-person and virtual events, labs, sessions, and more. more…The post Apple surveys developers on in-person vs. virtual events as WWDC 2021 wraps up appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 12 Jun 21, 12:03am -
  • App Store could be hit by proposed ‘Ending Platform Monopolies Act’ in US House [U]
    Fresh details have surfaced on new legislation that could be proposed in the US House of Representatives as soon as today that’s set to take on the likes of Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook. Called the Ending Platform Monopolies Act, the proposal contains a few bills including one that could regulate Apple’s App Store and more. The development comes after Congress spent almost the last year and a half investigating antitrust concerns in big tech.Update 11:50 am PT: The new antitrust act…
    - 3 days ago 11 Jun 21, 9:37pm -
  • Friday’s best deals: M1 iMac drops to new all-time low, Best Buy Apple sale, more
    We’re heading into the weekend with all of today’s best deals, headlined by a new all-time low on Apple’s 24-inch M1 iMac. That’s alongside the very first discounts on Spigen’s all-new AirTags cases from $15 and this 3-day Best Buy Apple Father’s Day sale. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more…The post Friday’s best deals: M1 iMac drops to new all-time low, Best Buy Apple sale, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 11 Jun 21, 9:24pm -
  • Hands-on: iOS 15 brings an all-new Weather app with maps, animations, and more
    The Weather app is attracting quite a bit of attention with this year’s release of iOS 15. It’s getting an all-new design, new real-time notifications, and more. Head below as we take a closer look at the all-new Weather app in iOS 15 including maps, design, and more. more…The post Hands-on: iOS 15 brings an all-new Weather app with maps, animations, and more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 11 Jun 21, 9:17pm -
  • Celebrate Apple Tower Theatre with your best L.A. photos shot on iPhone
    Apple Tower Theatre opens June 24 in Los Angeles. Let’s celebrate the grand opening of Downtown L.A.’s first Apple Store and the premiere of a significant historic restoration project years in the making. more…The post Celebrate Apple Tower Theatre with your best L.A. photos shot on iPhone appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 11 Jun 21, 9:10pm -
  • Apple engineer talks new Swift features and more in podcast interview following WWDC21
    Apple has announced a handful of major changes for developers at WWDC 2021 this week, including updates to Swift, Swift Playgrounds, and more. In the latest episode of John Sundell’s Swift By Sundell podcast, Apple’s Doug Gregor joins the show to discuss new features in Swift and more. more…The post Apple engineer talks new Swift features and more in podcast interview following WWDC21 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 11 Jun 21, 9:04pm -
  • Apple Tower Theatre restoration premieres June 24 in Downtown Los Angeles
    A Los Angeles landmark is ready to shine again. Apple will soon premiere its historic Tower Theatre restoration project in the Broadway Theater district. more…The post Apple Tower Theatre restoration premieres June 24 in Downtown Los Angeles appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 11 Jun 21, 8:52pm -
  • 9to5Mac Daily: June 11, 2021 – Dark Sky shutdown, AirPods beta
    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 MacStadium: MacStadium is the only provider of enterprise-class cloud solutions for Mac and iOS app development. Whether you need a Mac cloud for large-scale CI/CD or a single Mac mini to test your iOS app, MacStadium has a solution for all your Mac dev…
    - 3 days ago 11 Jun 21, 8:32pm -
  • Some Macs now support Windows Precision Touchpad gestures in Boot Camp
    Trackpad gestures are a much-loved macOS feature, but if you wanted to use the Windows equivalent – Windows Precision Touchpad gestures – you were out of luck until yesterday.Microsoft added the trackpad gestures way back in 2013, and there have been a variety of unofficial drivers to allow them to be used on Macs, but it’s only now that Apple has offered support for them as standard through Boot Camp, in version 6.1.15 … more…The post Some Macs now support Windows Precision Touchp…
    - 3 days ago 11 Jun 21, 8:20pm -
  • Latest Apple Arcade games for iPhone, Mac, Apple TV [New for June 11: Legends of Kingdom Rush]
    Apple Arcade launched with close to 100 titles and the service is seeing new games added regularly with over 180 games now in the library. Follow along with our guide on the latest from Apple’s gaming service.June 11: a new RPG has launched called Legends of Kindom Rush. more…The post Latest Apple Arcade games for iPhone, Mac, Apple TV [New for June 11: Legends of Kingdom Rush] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 11 Jun 21, 8:15pm -
  • Comment: Moving beyond passwords will happen much faster thanks to Apple’s latest move
    I’ve argued for years that moving beyond passwords is something that urgently needs to happen from both a security and usability perspective.The technical framework to make it possible to abandon passwords – WebAuthn – was agreed back in 2018, and Apple added support for it in Safari last year. Adoption is as yet close to zero, but all that looks set to change, thanks to the latest move by Apple … more…The post Comment: Moving beyond passwords will happen much faster thanks to Appl…
    - 3 days ago 11 Jun 21, 6:59pm -
  • US soccer star Alex Morgan shows off unreleased Beats Studio Buds
    After we uncovered the upcoming Beats Studio Buds in iOS 14.6, we’ve seen them out in the wild with LeBron James sporting the earbuds on social media. Now US soccer star Alex Morgan has done the same with the white variant of the Beats Studio Buds. more…The post US soccer star Alex Morgan shows off unreleased Beats Studio Buds appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 11 Jun 21, 6:40pm -
  • Microsoft OneDrive for Mac to get easier and faster to use
    Microsoft OneDrive for Mac is being updated with a significant number of improvements, designed to make it both easier and faster to use. The company used a blog post to lay out its roadmap for upcoming enhancements for Mac users.Topping the list is Known Folder Move, which is a simple way to ensure that your working documents are always backed-up to OneDrive, no matter which folders they are in … more…The post Microsoft OneDrive for Mac to get easier and faster to use appeared first on…
    - 4 days ago 11 Jun 21, 5:04pm -

Cult of Mac

  • newBeats Studio Buds review: big ambition, imperfect execution
    Beats tried to do a lot at once — probably too much — with its new earbuds Continue reading…
    - 9 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 8:30pm -
  • newBeats announces $149.99 Studio Buds earbuds with active noise cancellation
    Image: BeatsBeats today announced its second pair of true wireless earbuds, the new Beats Studio Buds. Priced at $149.99 and available in red, black, or white, the Studio Buds have a much different, more compact design than the previous Powerbeats Pro. There are no ear hooks on these, nor any stems, and that results in a very lightweight, comfortable fit. Preorders start today in the US and Canada from Apple and other retailers like Amazon and Best Buy, and the earbuds will be available in stor…
    - 9 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 8:30pm -
  • newVerizon wants you vaccinated, so here’s $180 AirPods Pro and other accessory discounts
    Photo by Chris Welch / The VergeVerizon is joining several states in offering a financial incentive to get the COVID vaccine: its customers who have gotten at least one dose can get a 10 percent discount on accessories, from either its online or physical stores. To sweeten the deal even more, Verizon is letting customers stack that discount on top of sale prices, which can be used to get some pretty solid deals. It’s unclear if or how you’ll have to prove your vaccination status.For example…
    - 11 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 6:30pm -
  • newFuture Apple Watches could feature blood glucose and body temperature sensors
    The Apple Watch Series 6, released last year. | Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The VergeThis year’s Apple Watch could feature an improved screen and updated ultra-wideband support, Bloomberg reports, but more substantial improvements like temperature and blood glucose monitoring will not appear until later models. The company is also reportedly planning a successor to last year’s more affordable Apple Watch SE, as well as a new extreme sports-focused model, due for release in 2022.The improvements…
    - 12 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 4:55pm -
  • How to customize your iPhone’s app icons
    Photo by Becca Farsace / The VergeHave you ever wanted to make your iPhone your own, with your individualized style and flair? Sure, you can change your home screen wallpaper. But if you really want to personalize your phone, why not create your own app icons? It’s doable, using Apple’s built-in Shortcuts app. You actually won’t be replacing the icons that the apps came with — rather, you’ll be creating separate Shortcuts that lead to the app. It’s a tedious and time-consuming pro…
    - 1 day ago 13 Jun 21, 6:30pm -
  • New iPad Pro ad features classic song from The Little Mermaid
    Image: AppleApple’s YouTube page currently has an unlisted video for a very clever iPad Pro ad featuring the song “Part of Your World” from Disney’s iconic animated film The Little Mermaid (via MacRumors). In the ad, PC users sing the lyrics to the classic song while looking upon their (of course) ugly-looking computer setups that are filled with peripherals and wires. (One woman’s leg is literally tied to her chair by a cord.) Often, they forlornly look outside, where people are happ…
    - 2 days ago 12 Jun 21, 11:45pm -
  • Apple rubberstamped Trump’s request to secretly scoop up data on two members of Congress
    The Steve Jobs Theater at Apple’s Apple Park headquarters. | Dieter Bohn / The VergeThe New York Times is reporting on a new wrinkle in the story of how the Trump administration’s Department of Justice used Big Tech to spy on two members of the House Intelligence Committee in an attempt to track down leaks to the press — namely, that Apple didn’t fight it, perhaps never had a chance to fight it, because the company rubberstamped the request. Apple didn’t even know it was handing over…
    - 3 days ago 12 Jun 21, 5:48am -
  • Apple added beautiful 3D details to Maps, but it still can’t get me out of this forest
    This is impressive, but it won’t help me get around town.During the iOS portion of Apple’s WWDC keynote, it showed some amazing demos of 3D cities and AR transit directions, but amid all the beautiful features there were a few things missing from the stage and Apple’s iOS 15 feature list. Namely, some basic navigation tools that would let me get around easier.Since Apple seems to be focusing a lot on Maps (it got stage time at last year’s keynote, too), perhaps they’re also taking req…
    - 3 days ago 12 Jun 21, 1:00am -
  • House lawmakers introduce five bipartisan bills to unwind tech monopolies
    Illustration by Alex Castro / The VergeOn Friday, House Democrats introduced five new bills meant to chip away at the power of big tech companies, targeting a variety of practices that antitrust advocates say are stifling competition.These measures are the House Judiciary Committee’s historic, 16-month long investigation into the business tactics of companies like Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google. With this new slate of bills, Congress is getting ready to legislate based on the concerns ra…
    - 3 days ago 12 Jun 21, 12:04am -
  • Apple admits why its own Files app was ranked first when users searched for competitor Dropbox
    AppleIn 2019, facing down extensive investigations by The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times that showed Apple’s App Store clearly and consistently ranking its own apps ahead of competitors, Apple claimed it had done nothing wrong — a secret algorithm containing 42 different variables was working as intended, top executives told the Times, insisting that Apple doesn’t manually alter search results. Why do I bring this up? An intriguing email chain has surfaced during the Epic v. A…
    - 3 days ago 11 Jun 21, 10:30pm -

Apple Insider

  • newPopular journaling app Day One acquired by Automattic
    Automattic, the company known for running WordPress.com, has acquired popular iOS and macOS journaling app Day One.Credit: Day OneDay One announced the acquisition on its blog Monday, but added that the app will remain largely independent. For example, Day One founder Paul Mayne will continue to lead the team.Read more...
    - 3 hours ago 15 Jun 21, 2:44am -
  • newSome M1 iMac models appear to sit off-center due to manufacturing flaw
    Some M1 iMac buyers are reporting an apparent issue with the way that the device is mounted to its stand, causing some iMacs to sit slightly crooked when on a flat surface.Credit: Andrew O'Hara, AppleInsiderOne M1 iMac owner posted on the Apple Support Communities that their iMac was off-center with a difference of about 1mm between the left and right sides of the display. Another person complained about the issue on Reddit, stating that their iMac was "not completely level."Read more...
    - 3 hours ago 15 Jun 21, 2:26am -
  • newCompared: AirPods Pro vs Sony WF-1000XM4 true wireless earbuds
    Sony launched the WF-1000XM4 wireless earbuds in June, its noise-cancelling rival to the Apple AirPods Pro. Here's how Sony's latest stacks up against Apple's heavy hitter.The Sony WF-1000-XM4 (left) versus Apple AirPods Pro (right)In July 2019, Sony launched its first attempt to take on Apple in the wireless earbud stakes, with the WF-1000XM3 offering a familiar package of earbuds and a charging case. While they were an attractive proposition, they didn't fare well versus Apple's audio hardware…
    - 3 hours ago 15 Jun 21, 1:47am -
  • newPrototype Apple Watch with case designed to look like a brick phone leaks
    New images of a prototype first-generation Apple Watch inside a special case designed to conceal its appearance have surfaced online.Credit: AppleDemoCredit: AppleDemoThe images depict a 38mm Apple Watch with a so-called Security Case. The 38mm variant appears to be hidden within a case that looks like a brick-style phone, which served to conceal the design when transported.Read more...
    - 4 hours ago 15 Jun 21, 1:15am -
  • newiPhone 12 silicone cases now available in Sunflower, Electric Orange, and Cloud Blue
    Apple has introduced a trio of new case color options for its iPhone 12 device range, with users now able to select Sunflower, Cloud Blue, and Electric Orange coverings for their mobile devices.Updated on Monday, the online Apple Store has increased the variety of colors customers can choose from if they want a Silicone Case with MagSafe for their mobile device. All three sizes of case include the new colors, covering the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, and the iPhone 12 Pro Max."Su…
    - 5 hours ago 15 Jun 21, 12:30am -
  • newJustice Department to bolster rules on obtaining records on lawmakers
    The Justice Department said it is revising polices on obtaining records from lawmakers after the agency under the Trump Administration subpoenaed Apple for data on two members of Congress.Credit: WikiMedia CommonsAttorney General Merrick Garland on Monday said that he is directing deputy attorney general Lisa Monaco to "to evaluate and strengthen the department's existing policies and procedures for obtaining records of the legislative branch," The Wall Street Journal has reported.Read more...
    - 5 hours ago 15 Jun 21, 12:08am -
  • newHomePod is sold out, but isn't dead yet - Apple's 'end of life' explained
    Apple looks to be finally out of the original HomePod at retail and online. Here's what that removal from sale practically means, and where you can still score one.HomePod isn't "gone" quite yet, and you'll still have years of usage ahead if you get one now. Apple made a shock announcement on March 13 that it was discontinuing the HomePod. The announcement advised Apple's original smart speaker would continue to be sold, including via its online store, but that there was only a limited supply av…
    - 6 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 11:16pm -
  • newApple releases iOS 12.5.4 security update for older devices
    Apple has released an iOS 12.5.4 security update for older devices that patches three vulnerabilities — two of which may have been exploited in the wild.iOS 12.5.4 security update releasedApple releases security-focused updates for older devices to fix any number of problems found in the software. Older devices may be incapable of receiving new features associated with recent releases, but these updates keep users of those devices safe.Read more...
    - 6 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 11:13pm -
  • newApple provides third beta of macOS 11.5 to developers
    Apple has started seeding the third beta build of macOS 11.5 to developers for testing on their Macs.The newest builds can be downloaded via the Apple Developer Center for those enrolled in the test program, or via an over-the-air update on devices running the beta software. Public betas typically arrive within a few days of the developer versions, via the Apple Beta Software Program website.Apple released the second developer beta for macOS 11.5 on June 2. The first beta was provided to develop…
    - 7 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 10:40pm -
  • newApple issues third developer betas of iOS 14.7, iPadOS 14.7, tvOS 14.7, watchOS 7.6
    Apple has reached the third round of betas for the current generation of its OS range, providing developers with new builds of iOS 14.7, iPadOS 14.7, tvOS 14.7, and watchOS 7.6.The latest betas and configuration profiles can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center, with subsequent changes available as over-the-air updates on enrolled devices. Public beta counterparts usually arrive a short time after the developer versions, through the Apple Beta Software Program website.Apple issued the f…
    - 7 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 10:39pm -
  • newBeats Studio Buds launches with ANC at $150, ships June 24
    Apple subsidiary Beats by Dre has launched its Beats Studio Buds, wireless earphones that offer active noise cancellation in an extremely compact package.Launched on Monday, the Beats Studio Buds are wireless earbuds that follow after the company's previous attempt, the Beats Powerbeats Pro. However, the new product offers a few small differences from its predecessor that brings it more in line with Apple's AirPods Pro.The Beats Studio Buds are very small, fitting into the ear canal with a small…
    - 8 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 9:15pm -
  • newAmazon Prime Luna cloud gaming service available for Mac, iOS on June 21
    Amazon will open access to its Luna cloud game streaming platform on June 21 and June 22, allowing anyone with an Amazon Prime account to test out the service.Credit: AmazonCustomers will be able to nab a seven-day free trial to Luna on Amazon Prime Day, June 21 and June 22. Although the offer itself is time-limited, users can opt to keep their subscriptions active after the trial ends. Previously, access to Luna was given out on an invite-only basis on Amazon Fire TV devices.Read more...
    - 8 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 9:01pm -
  • newApple Card seeing issue with in-store Apple Pay purchases
    Apple has confirmed that an issue may be causing problems with in-store Apple Pay purchasing for Apple Card users.Credit: AppleThe company confirmed the ongoing issue on its system status page Monday morning, claiming that "some users may not be able to make in-store purchases" using the Apple Card via Apple Pay.Read more...
    - 9 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 8:41pm -
  • newWWDC HomeKit changes, new product launches, & listener questions on HomeKit Insider
    On this week's episode of HomeKit Insider, we talk about all the news for the week including the bonanza from WWDC, and answer a few listener questions.We saw a pair of product launches for the week, notably, HomeKit arriving on the Sensibo Pure air purifier, making it the fourth HomeKit-enabled air purifier after Molekule, SmartMi, and VOCOlinc. Aqara also brought its M2 hub to the US with several improvements over the original such as a hardwired Ethernet connection and an improved design that…
    - 9 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 8:30pm -
  • newNew Apple Music ad visualizes Spatial Audio with cloned singers
    Apple has created a new ad to promote the new Spatial Audio and Dolby Atmos feature of Apple Music as being "Beyond Stereo" for its listeners.Apple's Spatial Audio spot for Apple Music. Published to YouTube on Monday, the video titled "Introducing Spatial Audio on Apple Music - Beyond Stereo" offers a visual representation of the new 3D audio feature.Read more...
    - 10 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 7:36pm -
  • newSeason 2 of 'The Morning Show' debuts on Sept. 17
    The award-winning newsroom drama "The Morning Show" gears up for a return to Apple TV+ with a new two-minute long teaser video.On September 17, Apple's Emmy-winning newsroom drama will make a return to the small screen for its second season. The teaser trailer, which was uploaded to Twitter and YouTube, gives fans a taste of what's to come later this year.Read more...
    - 10 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 7:18pm -
  • newApple Nashville celebrates Black Music Month with virtual Today at Apple sessions
    Country stars Valerie June and Willie Jones are each running new Today at Apple songwriting workshops, hosted by Apple's Nashville, Tennessee store, and screened online.Willie Jones and Valerie JuneMarking Black Music Month, Apple has announced that its newest US store is collaborating with the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) on new Today at Apple sessions. Alongside songwriting lessons, the sessions with country artists will explore the history of music and culture.Read more..…
    - 10 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 7:13pm -
  • newAmazon's $599 M1 Mac mini deal is still going strong, save $100
    Amazon's cheapest M1 Mac mini deal is still going strong as we embark on the second half of June, with the $100 discount on the standard model matching the record low price of $599.Summer's $599 M1 Mac mini dealNow $100 off thanks to a $40 instant rebate stacked with a $59.01 in-cart discount, Amazon's hidden Mac mini deal delivers the lowest price available on the M1, 8GB, 256GB model.Read more...
    - 10 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 7:10pm -
  • newApple's Federighi and Joswiak talk privacy, Siri, Universal Control and more
    The continued tradition of Apple SVP of software engineering Craig Federighi and VP of product marketing Greg Joswiak sitting down with John Gruber continues in 2021, with discussions about what Apple launched during WWDC 2021, privacy, on-device Siri processing, and the creation of Universal ControlIn a special edition of Daring Fireball's "The Talk Show," the conversion takes place remotely, with Federighi and Joswiak located at Apple Park. While other interviews are quite tightly controlled,…
    - 10 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 7:10pm -
  • newApple channels Disney's 'The Little Mermaid' to sell iPad-based freedom
    A new ad for the iPad Pro has surfaced, using a song from Disney's "The Little Mermaid" to promote the tablet as a better computing platform than desktops in offices.Published to Apple's YouTube account but not listed, the minute-long ad titled "iPad - Your next computer is not a computer" takes a fantastical view of day-to-day computing. The ad does so via a well-known song from Disney's "The Little Mermaid."Read more...
    - 10 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 7:07pm -
  • newJapan to probe Apple and Google in antitrust discussions
    Apple is set to face more scrutiny of its business practices, with the Japanese government said to be preparing another antitrust probe into both Apple and Google.Apple has been the subject of multiple antitrust probes alongside other tech giants, including Google. It seems that Japan will be adding its own investigation to the pile in the near future, one that will affect both the iPhone maker and the search giant.A government panel will apparently launch this month to look into tightening anti…
    - 10 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 7:05pm -
  • newApple execs say iPadOS 15 helps users to multitask with UI changes
    The multitasking changes to iPadOS 15 made it easier for users to understand they could multitask in the first place, a post-WWDC interview with Apple VP of worldwide product marketing Bob Borchers and VP of intelligent system experience Sebastien Marineau-Mes reveals.Following the keynote of WWDC, executives at Apple surface in extensive interviews to promote the changes launched at the developer conference. In one interview with Borchers and Marineau-Mes focusing on iPadOS 15, the executives c…
    - 10 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 7:05pm -
  • newTrump White House counsel was a subject of Apple subpoenas
    The White House counsel to former President Donald Trump was one of the targets of Justice Department subpoenas applied against Apple for account data, according to a report, with the number of high-profile people affected by an investigation continuing to grow.On Friday, it was revealed that the U.S. Justice Department had subpoenaed Apple for data relating to at least two House Democrats, their aides, and families. On Sunday, it seems the investigation also requested data relating to Trump Whi…
    - 10 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 7:03pm -
  • newUS Apple Stores dropping customer mask requirement on June 15
    Apple is preparing to loosen its requirements for wearing masks in Apple Stores as part of its COVID-19 policies in the US, a report claims, with vaccinated customers potentially able to enter stores without wearing a mask starting Tuesday.Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Apple has enforced policies to minimize the spread of infections, including requiring store visitors and employees to wear face masks. In a change in the US that could go live as soon as Tuesday, Apple may relax its mask polic…
    - 10 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 7:03pm -
  • newBeats Studio Buds appear early on Best Buy's website
    Apple's worst-kept secret, the Beats Studio Buds have surfaced yet again, with major retailer Best Buy advertising the personal audio accessories on its website.On Monday, the Best Buy website's top banner is devoted to Beats, showing a close-up of one of the earbuds along with the tagline "Made for music." The banner also states the Beats Studio Beats has "True wireless noise cancelling," along with another image of the earbuds in a red case.While the banner also invites customers to "Shop Now"…
    - 10 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 6:58pm -
  • newNiantic's 'Transformers: Heavy Metal' will bring AR autobots to the iPhone
    Niantic is working with Hasbro and Tomy to produce "Transformers: Heavy Metal," a game that will use AR to bring the Autobots to a real-world setting, using the iPhone.The title image for Transformers: Heavy MetalThe next game on Niantic's roster, "Transformers: Heavy Metal" will have players teaming up with Autobot characters including Bumblebee to complete tasks. As well as Hasbro and Tomy, Niantic is also working with the Seattle-based Very Very Spaceship as the development studio.Read more..…
    - 10 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 6:58pm -
  • newCamera app development for iPhone: Halide Team on the AppleInsider podcast
    Lux Optics, the maker of Halide for iPhone and iPad joins us on a special episode of the AppleInsider Podcast to discuss developing for the App Store, offering a subscription pricing model, and problem solving as a team.Sebastiaan de With, Ben Sandofsky, and Rebecca Slatkin is the team at Lux Optics that builds Halide, a popular camera app for iPhone. We discuss the founding of their company and what inspired them to build an advanced camera app for iPhone and iPad.Read more...
    - 11 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 6:33pm -
  • newGiveaway: enter to win a 2021 M1 12.9-inch iPad Pro from Expercom
    Apple Premier Partner Expercom is giving away a brand-new 2021 M1 iPad Pro 12.9-inch in Space Gray to one lucky AppleInsider reader. Enter today for a chance to win the latest iPad Pro with Apple's new Liquid Retina XDR display valued at $1,099.12.9" iPad Pro giveawayApple's latest 12.9-inch iPad Pro features a variety of upgrades, including the fast M1 chip, a new Liquid Retina XDR display powered by over 10,000 mini-LEDs and an Ultra Wide camera with Center Stage. And for the next week, AppleI…
    - 11 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 6:12pm -
  • newApple plans new 'Apple Watch SE,' faster models, extreme sports version
    The 2021 "Apple Watch Series 7" for 2021 will be faster with a better screen — and Apple is reportedly working on more health features, and an extreme sports model alongside a revised entry-level Apple Watch for 2022.Source: Jon ProsserFollowing recent claims that the "Apple Watch Series 7" is to feature a redesigned chassis, a new report says that the primary difference is to be in performance and the screen. While not ruling out a redesign that might feature flatter edges, the new report say…
    - 12 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 5:33pm -
  • newOriginal HomePod now sold out at online and in Apple Stores nationwide
    After a period of tight stock, both the white and space gray original HomePod models have now sold out and are unavailable either online or in Apple Stores in the US and Canada.It's over, the original HomePod is now gone — at least from Apple StoresFollowing its discontinuation in March 2021, the original HomePod has been officially listed by Apple as available only while stock last. The space gray edition went out of stock quickly, but the white one has remained available until now.Read more.…
    - 13 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 4:11pm -
  • How to set up a VPN on an iPhone or iPad
    While Apple's Private Relay is on the way, not everyone may want to sign up for iCloud+ to get its benefits, or even to wait for it to arrive. Here's how to set your iPhone or iPad to use a VPN right now.Apple introduced its Private Relay service as part of its iCloud bundle, which will include other items such as Hide My Email, with the ultimate goal of making web browsing safer and more private for iPhone and iPad users.However, while Private Relay is an important element, it could be argued…
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  • Elgato Stream Deck review: A Mac accessory you didn't realize you need
    With the launch of its updated software and new online store, Elgato's Stream Deck becomes ever more a must-have accessory for all desktop Mac users.The good thing is that once you've tried it, you want one. The bad thing is that you soon want the bigger, 32-button versionYou spend all day at your Mac, which has a keyboard that's already got at least 78 keys on it. No wonder it's hard to see why you'd want to buy a separate device to give you 6, 15, or 32 more buttons.Read more...
    - 1 day ago 14 Jun 21, 1:54am -
  • Hands on: Azio Izo wireless keyboard set is an attractive, functional addition to your desk
    Keyboard maker Azio's new wireless keyboard collection intends to bring a luxe touch to your desk, a range that is now launching on Kickstarter.Currently on Kickstarter, the Azio Izo wireless keyboard set was designed to be a pleasing mix of function and form. While it may not be for everyone, the collection does bring a touch of luxury to your desk.The first thing that impressed was how solid everything feels. The mechanical keyboard, for example, is surprisingly sturdy, and could even be descr…
    - 2 days ago 12 Jun 21, 11:36pm -
  • 'iPad mini 6' renders show off slim bezels & lack of home button
    For some time, Apple's next iPad mini has been rumored to see a major redesign, and one prominent leaker has created a set of renders based on alleged schematics and images of the device.Credit: FrontPageTechThe so-called "iPad mini 6" will be overhauled to bring its design more in line with Apple's other square-edged tablets. On Friday, FrontPageTech published renders of what the next mini Apple tablet could look like.Read more...
    - 2 days ago 12 Jun 21, 8:28pm -
  • WWDC 2021, Intel hints, and Apple Car -- This Week in Apple
    This week, all eyes were on WWDC as Apple revealed its updates to iOS, iPadOS, and other operating systems, while regulators provided details of unreleased products including the "iPhone 13" and "Beats Studio."Catch up on the last seven days of the Cupertino tech giantEvery week, AppleInsider posts dozens of news articles about Apple announcements, product launches, rumors, and more about Apple itself and connected companies. Our video series, "This Week in Apple," attempts to make it easier to…
    - 2 days ago 12 Jun 21, 7:32pm -
  • Apple greenlit Trump request for lawmakers' data, suggests order slid under radar
    Apple was unaware that a Trump administration request for data included information linked to two congressmen, something it says would have been "virtually impossible" to understand without first parsing user accounts.An explosive New York Times report on Thursday revealed former President Donald Trump's Justice Department leveraged Big Tech to snoop on members of the House Intelligence Committee and their staff in a bid to ferret out leaks. New revelations reveal how the exercise was accomplish…
    - 3 days ago 12 Jun 21, 11:52am -
  • Apple shares video recaps of fourth, fifth day of WWDC 2021
    Apple has shared video recaps featuring sessions and highlights from the fourth and fifth day of its virtual WWDC 2021 event.Credit: AppleThe pair of videos follows video recaps of the first, second, and third days of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference.Read more...
    - 3 days ago 12 Jun 21, 4:05am -
  • Lawsuit claims iPhone and other Apple devices infringe on wireless patents
    Apple has been hit with a lawsuit alleging that virtually all of its products that support Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity infringe on a set of wireless communication patents.Credit: Andrew O'Hara, AppleInsiderCredit: Andrew O'Hara, AppleInsiderThe complaint, lodged in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, claims that Apple products — like iPhones and iPads — infringe on specific claims in 13 different patents owned by non-practicing entity Smart Mobile, LLC.Read more...
    - 3 days ago 12 Jun 21, 3:30am -
  • Federal Circuit affirms decision to toss iPhone dual-camera patent lawsuit
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Friday affirmed a lower court decision to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that the dual-camera setup of certain iPhone models infringed on existing patents.Credit: AppleInsiderThe lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in 2018 and targeted both Apple and Samsung. It named plaintiffs Yanbin Yu and Zhongxuan Zhang, who alleged that Apple's dual-camera iPhone solution infringed on an invention they develop…
    - 3 days ago 12 Jun 21, 2:23am -
  • Beats Studio Buds will launch on July 21, says leaker
    Apple's often-leaked Beats Studio Buds are set to launch on July 21, according to Jon Prosser.Beats Studio Buds coming July 21The Beats Studio Buds have been seen in several athletes' ears despite not being announced by Apple. The new earbuds from Beats by Dre take on a tiny in-ear design that lack a stem.Read more...
    - 3 days ago 12 Jun 21, 1:52am -
  • How Universal Control on iPadOS 15 and macOS 12 works
    Announced at WWDC 2021, Universal Control is an upcoming feature that allows a user to work across multiple Apple devices with a single keyboard and cursor and allows for effortless drag and drop. Here's how it works, and what you need.Universal Control is a planned feature iPadOS 15 and macOS Monterey. It allows users to put three Apple devices in closes proximity, and use that single keyboard and mouse or trackpad. Once associated, a user can easily drag and drop files between devices and swit…
    - 3 days ago 12 Jun 21, 12:48am -
  • House unveils sweeping antitrust legislation that takes aim at tech giants
    Following an investigation into the market power of tech giants, U.S. House lawmakers have introduced a sweeping series of bills intended to chip away at the power of Silicon Valley juggernauts.Credit: WikiMedia CommonsThe new legislation package is based on a report following a monthslong investigation by the House Judiciary Committee. That probe investigated the business practices of major companies like Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google.Read more...
    - 3 days ago 12 Jun 21, 12:47am -
  • DOJ inspector general to probe Trump Administration Apple subpoenas
    Following Thursday's reports, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco has called for an investigation into the subpoenas served on Apple for phone records of House Democrats.Credit: GettyMonaco has reportedly asked the Justice Department's inspector general to probe the seizing of phone records, MSNBC reported Friday. Although it isn't clear when that request was sent, Justice Department officials have confirmed that the department's internal watchdog will be looking into the subpoenas.Read more...
    - 3 days ago 11 Jun 21, 11:34pm -
  • Flagship Apple Tower Theatre store in downtown LA opening on June 24
    A new flagship Apple Store location in Los Angeles, Apple Tower Theatre, is nearing completion and will open to the public on June 24.Credit: Apple MapsThe Apple Tower Theatre store will be located in a historic theater in L.A.'s Broadway Theater District. When it opens, it'll be Apple's first retail location in Downtown L.A.Read more...
    - 3 days ago 11 Jun 21, 10:48pm -
  • Weekend deals: Apple Watch styles on sale from $199, save up to $100
    With Father's Day on the horizon, June's Apple Watch deals offer shoppers double-digit and even triple-digit savings on the latest styles.Weekend Apple Watch dealsPrice wars are going on now on popular Apple Watch styles, with both B&H Photo and Amazon issuing fresh deals on current models.Read more...
    - 3 days ago 11 Jun 21, 9:41pm -
  • Apple adds Windows Precision Touchpad to Boot Camp, eight years late
    An unexpected update to Boot Camp in macOS sees Apple let users improve how their Mac trackpads work under Windows.Boot CampMacBook Pro does famously get named as the best option for a Windows laptop, but Apple's Boot Camp has consistently mimicked one of the PC operating system's failings. PCs have tended to have poorer trackpads, poor enough that Microsoft introduced a Windows feature called Precision Touchpad to improve it.Read more...
    - 3 days ago 11 Jun 21, 8:27pm -
  • All the new FaceTime features in iOS 15
    When iOS 15 launches in the fall, FaceTime is set to get several new features, including a dedicated portrait mode, spatial audio, and the ability to share FaceTime links with those who don't own an Apple device.Apple's video calling platform will see plenty of new features when iOS 15 launches in the fall. Here's what Apple is bringing to FaceTime in September.SharePlay is an upcoming feature that allows Apple users to share streaming content across FaceTime calls on iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, and…
    - 3 days ago 11 Jun 21, 7:43pm -
  • Unannounced 'Beats Studio Buds' pop up again in celebrity social media
    Soccer star Alex Morgan has shared an Instagram photo in which she's seen wearing Apple's as-yet unannounced "Beats Studio Buds."Footballer Alex Morgan wearing the as-yet unreleased "Beats Studio Buds."Apple has yet to release what are expected to be called "Beats Studio Buds," but they continue to be spotted in use. First basketball's LeBron James was seen with them in an Instagram post, then Roddy Ricch appeared to be wearing them in a music video.Read more...
    - 3 days ago 11 Jun 21, 7:15pm -
  • Apple TV+ shares a behind-the-scenes look at 'Home Before Dark' season two
    Take a look behind the scenes of Apple TV+ drama "Home Before Dark" season two and find out what's next for Hilde Lisko.'Home Before Dark' begins airing June 11"Home Before Dark" follows young journalist Hilde Lisko through a series of investigations in a mysterious town. Following the events of season one, the series picks up with the characters fighting against a powerful corporation.Read more...
    - 3 days ago 11 Jun 21, 6:56pm -
  • iOS 15 hidden features, iPadOS multitasking, iCloud+ and more from WWDC on the AppleInsider podcast
    This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, your hosts cover the many iOS features that Apple left out of the WWDC keynote, iCloud+ and custom email domains, iPadOS multitasking, plus Podcast subscriptions officially launching on June 15.As developers have tested the beta releases of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey, new features Apple didn't mention in the WWDC keynote have been found. On iOS 15, photos can now display EXIF data, for example, plus developers have access to a new Screen Time API…
    - 3 days ago 11 Jun 21, 6:51pm -

MacWorld

  • newGet a deal on an iPhone, M1 Mac and more at Apple’s Certified Refurbished Store
    Looking for a way to save some money on the latest Apple products? Consider a refurbished MacBook, refurbished iPhone, or refurbished iPad from the Apple Certified Refurbished store. A refurbished product is just like a new, but at a lower price. Here’s a quick guide with links to the best deals you can find on […]
    - 3 hours ago 15 Jun 21, 2:38am -
  • newiOS 14.7: Beta 3 has been released
    Just days after the release of the final beta of iOS 14.6, and before it is released to the general public, Apple has begun beta testing iOS 14.7. A point-seven release ties iOS 14 with iOS 13 for the most point releases of any iOS version ever. Even that is a bit of a technicality, […]
    - 4 hours ago 15 Jun 21, 1:33am -
  • newThunderbolt adapter guide: How to connect anything to a USB-C Mac
    A new MacBook Pro comes with either two or four external ports, depending on the model you pick. A new MacBook Air has a pair of ports. But those MacBook ports are only of one type: Thunderbolt, which is compatible with USB-C. A 24-inch iMac comes with two Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports; some models also include […]
    - 4 hours ago 15 Jun 21, 12:58am -
  • newApple takes on AirPods Pro with $150 Beats Studio Buds noise-canceling earbuds
    While we’re still waiting for the AirPods update that was rumored to arrive last year, Apple is giving headphone buyers another reason to hold off on buying a pair. Today Apple’s Beats announced the Studio Buds, a pair of true wireless noise-canceling earbuds with spatial audio support that cost $150. About the only thing you […]
    - 7 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 10:35pm -
  • newBeyond iOS 15: How WWDC sets up the next generation of killer apps
    If there is one thing that Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is fundamentally about, it’s tools. This is the company’s opportunity to lay the groundwork for the big OS releases that will debut this fall, yes, but we’re also talking about Apple here. And Apple is a company that looks at the long-term—it’s the kind of […]
    - 8 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 9:39pm -
  • newComing to Apple TV+: ‘The Morning Show’ season 2 premieres on Sept. 17
    Apple’s list of currently available content for Apple TV+ continues to grow, but there’s an even faster-growing list of projects in the works. Films, limited series, specials, and multi-season series, Apple’s got lots of irons in the fire for all of them. Some of these projects have been officially announced and acknowledged by Apple, but […]
    - 8 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 9:27pm -
  • newApple Watch Series 7 takes shape with an upgraded screen, no new health features
    With just months to go before the next Apple Watch arrives, a clearer picture of the device is beginning to emerge. After rumors suggested the Series 7 watch would get its first major redesign, a new report from Bloomberg tempers some of our expectations for Apple’s new wearable. Among the changes to the model shipping […]
    - 9 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 8:24pm -
  • newTop 3 Free Video Effects to Try Today
    Have you ever wondered how to replace the background in your videos? How about transporting specific objects in your video into another or blending videos together to create surreal double exposures? These video effects that were once reserved for the pros and Hollywood movies are now available for free with PowerDirector Essential.   If you’re just getting […]
    - 11 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 6:37pm -
  • newAirPods iOS 15 firmware: Find My, spatial audio, Conversation Boost and more
    AirPods are an outrageously successful product line for Apple. Users love the extremely easy connectivity and overall quality, but just as important is the way they keep adding features to the Apple ecosystem over time. With the release of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey this fall, your AirPods are going to become even […]
    - 14 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 3:45pm -
  • newHow to find out which Mac apps are tracking your location
    The privacy issues associated with our location when we’re carrying an iPhone or iPad have gotten a lot of attention. But a Mac can reveal to apps where we’re at, as well. No Mac includes a GPS or cellular modem, but between Wi-Fi positioning and cues and information retrieved by associated and nearby cellular devices […]
    - 15 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 2:30pm -