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  • newApple Executives Talk Watch Bands: Emphasis on Backward Compatibility, Design Philosophy, and More
    In a new interview, two Apple executives have discussed Apple's wide range of Apple Watch band options for customers, how they're designed, and their thinking behind them.Evans Hankey, Apple's vice president of industrial design, and Stan Ng, Apple's vice president of product marketing, recently spoke to HYPEBEAST about Apple Watch bands.Apple has a wide range of Apple Watch bands for customers to choose from, and the design of the Apple Watch allows them to quickly change their bands as the…
    - 5 hours ago 4 Dec 21, 1:02am -
  • newReview: Belkin's Latest 3-in-1 Charger is Ideal for Apple Watch Series 7 Owners
    With the launch of the Apple Watch Series 7, Apple introduced a new fast charging feature that allows the latest Apple Watch models to charge up to 33 percent faster than prior-generation models, but it requires new hardware.To take advantage of fast charging, ‌Apple Watch Series 7‌ owners need an updated charging puck that supports the fast charge feature, which means all existing chargers from both Apple and third-party companies are out of date and won't offer the fastest charging speed…
    - 6 hours ago 4 Dec 21, 12:39am -
  • newMacRumors Giveaway: Win a Leather Apple Watch Band From Southern Straps
    For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Apple Watch accessory company Southern Straps to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Black or Brown Leather Band compatible with all Apple Watch models.Priced at $129, Southern Straps' Leather Bands are made from full grain Horween leather and hand sewn in California. Each band is vegetable dyed for rich color that will develop a unique patina with use over time.Each Apple Watch band is stitched with a durable waxed cord material that ensu…
    - 8 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 10:46pm -
  • newApple Reportedly Notified Some U.S. State Department Employees They May Have Been Targeted by NSO Group Spyware
    Apple has notified at least nine U.S. Department of State employees that they may have been targeted by state-sponsored spyware created by Israeli company NSO Group, according to a Reuters report citing four people familiar with the matter.A spokesperson for NSO Group told Reuters that it will investigate and take legal action against customers using its tools illegally if necessary."If our investigation shall show these actions indeed happened with NSO's tools, such customer will be terminate…
    - 8 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 10:26pm -
  • newApple AirTag Linked to Increasing Number of Car Thefts, Canadian Police Report
    Apple's AirTags are being used in an increasing number of targeted car thefts in Canada, according to local police.Outlined in a news release from York Regional Police, investigators have identified a new method being used by thieves to track down and steal high-end vehicles that takes advantage of the AirTag's location tracking capabilities. While the method of stealing the cars is largely conventional, the purpose of the AirTag is to track a high-end car back to a victim's residence where it…
    - 10 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 8:40pm -
  • newGoogle's 'Pixel Watch' Planned for 2022 Launch to Compete With Apple Watch
    Google is planning to launch its first smartwatch next year, according to a new report from Business Insider, signaling Google's expansion into creating smartwatch hardware rather than just software.Google has so far only developed wearOS, an operating system that the company has partnered with Samsung and others to implement into smartwatch offerings. Next year, however, Google is planning its first watch codenamed "Rohan." According to the report, the watch will feature a rounded design with…
    - 10 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 8:29pm -
  • newDeals: Take 20% Off Brydge iPad Keyboards This Week
    Brydge's Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotion has extended into early December, and is set to last through December 9. With this sale, you can get 20 percent off Brydge's tablet keyboards and MacBook vertical docks.Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Brydge. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.Brydge keyboards on sale include those compatible with iPad Pro, iPad, iPad Air, and iPad mini. Brydge also sells…
    - 10 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 8:21pm -
  • newApple Fitness+ to Feature Prince William on Time to Walk and Apple Music 1
    Apple today announced that Apple Fitness+ will feature the UK's Prince William on Time to Walk and Apple Music 1 on December 6.Prince William will close the second season of Time to Walk with a holiday special episode. During the episode, Prince William discusses the importance of keeping mentally fit, going outside of your comfort zone, and the value of listening.Time to Walk is a selection of Apple Fitness+ audio experiences on the Apple Watch that feature influential people as they share…
    - 12 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 6:49pm -
  • newIntel Eager to Avoid Clashes With Apple As It Looks to Secure TSMC's 3nm Chip Supply
    Intel is looking to develop a closer relationship with TSMC, Apple's largest and most important chip supplier, to avoid possible clashes with the Cupertino tech giant over TSMC's 3nm chip production, according to DigiTimes.Yesterday, we reported on TSMC beginning pilot production of its 3nm process that will eventually be used in future Apple silicon Macs. Apple currently uses a 5nm process in its latest iPhones, Macs, and iPads. Ahead of Apple's adoption of the smaller chip process in its p…
    - 15 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 3:50pm -
  • U.S. Federal Trade Commission Sues to Block Nvidia's Planned Arm Acquisition
    The United States Federal Trade Commission today announced that it has filed a lawsuit to block Nvidia from acquiring Arm in a deal worth $40 billion.According to the FTC, the deal would give Nvidia, one of the largest chip companies, control over computing technology and designs that rival firms rely on to develop competing chips. The FTC believes an acquisition would stifle "innovative next-generation technologies." The combined firm would be able to "unfairly undermine" Nvidia's competitors…
    - 1 day ago 3 Dec 21, 2:41am -
  • macOS Monterey: 40 Tips, Tricks, and Features You Might Have Missed
    Apple released macOS Monterey to the public in the fall, and the new desktop OS brings a whole slew of useful new features and changes to apps like Safari, Maps, FaceTime, Notes, Photos, Messages, and more.Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.Beyond the headline features, Apple has also made numerous tweaks and changes to macOS that aim to make the time you spend using your Mac‌ more efficient, more functional, and more enjoyable. To that end, we've pulled out 40 addit…
    - 1 day ago 3 Dec 21, 12:09am -
  • Apple Seeds Fourth Betas of iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]
    Apple today seeded the fourth betas of upcoming iOS and iPadOS 15.2 updates to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after seeding the third betas and a month after the launch of iOS 15.1 and iPadOS 15.1.iOS and iPadOS 15.2 can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or over the air after the proper profile has been installed on an iPhone or an iPad.iOS and iPadOS 15.2 add support for App Privacy Report, a feature that Apple first highlighted back at WWDC. With App Privacy Repor…
    - 1 day ago 2 Dec 21, 11:37pm -
  • Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of watchOS 8.3 to Developers
    Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming watchOS 8.3 beta to developers for testing purposes, with the new software coming two weeks after the launch of the third beta and a month after the release of watchOS 8.1.To install ‌‌‌watchOS 8‌‌‌.3, developers will need to download the configuration profile from the Apple Developer Center. Once installed, ‌‌‌watchOS 8.3‌‌‌ can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General > Soft…
    - 1 day ago 2 Dec 21, 11:36pm -
  • Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of tvOS 15.2 to Developers
    Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming tvOS 15.2 update to developers, with the software coming two weeks after the third beta and a month after the release of tvOS 15.1, an update that introduced SharePlay support.Developers can download the new tvOS 15.2 beta by downloading a profile onto the ‌Apple TV‌ using Xcode.tvOS updates are often minor in scale, focusing on under-the-hood bug fixes and improvements rather than major outward-facing changes. There's no word yet on what…
    - 1 day ago 2 Dec 21, 11:35pm -
  • Tears of Joy Remained Most Used Emoji in 2021
    Tears of Joy continued to be one of the most popular emoji used worldwide in 2021, according to the Unicode Consortium's list of the top emoji used throughout the year.The 😂 emoji accounts for over five percent of all emoji use, and the only other emoji that comes close is the heart emoji (❤️).Other top emoji in 2021 included rolling on the floor laughing face, thumbs up, loudly crying face, hands pressed together, face blowing kiss, face with hearts, face with heart eyes, and smiling…
    - 1 day ago 2 Dec 21, 11:28pm -
  • Amazon's EC2 Service to Offer M1 Mac Mini Instances for Faster Build Times
    Amazon today announced that its Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service is now offering a "preview" of M1 Mac mini instances in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) regions of U.S. East and U.S. West, with other regions to be available when the instances are fully released.An "instance" is a virtual server available for rent through Amazon's EC2 service for running apps on AWS infrastructure. Intel-based Mac mini instances were already available since last year, but M1 models will provide improved perfor…
    - 1 day ago 2 Dec 21, 11:13pm -
  • Macs With 'M3' Chips Expected to Use TSMC's 3nm Chip Technology With Test Production Reportedly Underway
    Apple's chipmaking partner TSMC has kicked off pilot production of chips built on its 3nm process, known as N3, according to Taiwanese supply chain publication DigiTimes.The report, citing unnamed industry sources, claims that TSMC will move the process to volume production by the fourth quarter of 2022 and start shipping 3nm chips to customers like Apple and Intel in the first quarter of 2023.As usual, this process advancement should allow for performance and power efficiency improvements,…
    - 1 day ago 2 Dec 21, 9:06pm -
  • Deals: Amazon Has AirPods Max at the Best Price This Year ($429 in Two Colors) [Update: Sold Out]
    We've been keeping an eye on AirPods deals in the wake of Black Friday, and before today only the AirPods 3 have seen a return of Black Friday pricing. However, Amazon now has the AirPods Max at their best price of the year of $429.00 in Sky Blue and Space Gray, down from $549.00.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.If you missed this deal last week, today could very…
    - 1 day ago 2 Dec 21, 8:51pm -
  • Apple Reveals the Most Downloaded iOS Apps and Games of 2021
    Along with naming its editorial picks for the top apps and games of 2021, Apple today shared charts for the most downloaded free and paid apps and games in the United States across 2021.The number one most downloaded free iPhone app was TikTok, followed by YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook. The top paid iPhone apps included Procreate Pocket, HotSchedules, The Wonder Weeks, and TouchRetouch.Popular free iPad apps included Netflix, Disney+, and Zoom, while GoodNotes 5, Notability, Due…
    - 2 days ago 2 Dec 21, 1:35pm -
  • Apple Picks the 2021 App Store Award Winners, Highlighting the Best Apps of the Year
    Apple today shared its 2021 App Store Award winners, highlighting the 15 best apps and games selected by Apple's global App Store editorial team. The top apps were chosen for their quality, innovative technology, creative design, and positive cultural impact."The developers who won App Store Awards in 2021 harnessed their own drive and vision to deliver the best apps and games of the year -- sparking the creativity and passion of millions of users around the world," said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO.…
    - 2 days ago 2 Dec 21, 1:31pm -

9to5 Mac Apple News

  • newPoll: Do you think Apple will replace the iPhone with an AR device in 10 years?
    Earlier this week, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported that Apple plans to replace the iPhone with an AR device in 10 years. While it will take a decade for this to happen – if it’s ever going to happen – do you think the iPhone will ever go away? more…The post Poll: Do you think Apple will replace the iPhone with an AR device in 10 years? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 4 hours ago 4 Dec 21, 2:47am -
  • newRoundup: Here’s everything we know so far about the iPhone 14
    Even though the iPhone 13 is still the new kid on the block, rumors have already painted a picture of what to expect from the so-called iPhone 14. We expect the iPhone 14 to be introduced in September of 2022, and rumors suggest we could see a major redesign, new features, and more. Head below as we round up all of the iPhone 14 rumors so far. more…The post Roundup: Here’s everything we know so far about the iPhone 14 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 4 hours ago 4 Dec 21, 2:43am -
  • new9to5Mac Happy Hour 358: Kuo thinks AR will replace the iPhone, Apple Watch notifications, Beats Fit Pro hands-on
    Apple celebrates the Best Apps of the Year but Apple Music Unwrapped remains non-existent. Zac and Benjamin discuss Ming Chi Kuo’s proclamation that Apple wants to replace the iPhone with AR within a decade, and discuss some possible improvements to how the iPhone handles mirroring notifications to the Apple Watch.Sponsored by Upstart: Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to Upstart.com/HAPPYHOUR.Sponsored by Prisoner Wine: Go to ThePrisonerWine.com/HAPPYHO…
    - 4 hours ago 4 Dec 21, 2:00am -
  • newApple VP of industrial design Evans Hankey goes in-depth on Apple Watch bands
    VP of industrial design Evans Hankey and VP of product marketing Stan NG go in-depth with HYPEBEAST in a new interview exploring what makes each Apple Watch band unique.In the interview, Hankey speaks to the importance of preserving band compatibility between each generation: more…The post Apple VP of industrial design Evans Hankey goes in-depth on Apple Watch bands appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 5 hours ago 4 Dec 21, 1:01am -
  • newHomeKit Weekly: The essential HomeKit gift guide for Apple fans
    If you’re looking for gift ideas for Apple fans in your life, HomeKit accessories make one of the best options because of how it natively works with your products, low cost, and multiple use options. So as you go shopping for the Apple fans in your life, here’s my round-up of the best HomeKit accessories for Christmas. more…The post HomeKit Weekly: The essential HomeKit gift guide for Apple fans appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 8 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 10:30pm -
  • newDeals: M1 iMac $100 off, Apple Watch Series 7, Anker Thunderbolt 4 hubs, more
    The weekend has arrived and we’re diving into all of today’s best deals headlined by a $100 24-inch M1 iMac discount. That’s alongside Apple Watch Seres 7 models returning to the Amazon lows and Anker Thunderbolt 4 hubs from $160. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more…The post Deals: M1 iMac $100 off, Apple Watch Series 7, Anker Thunderbolt 4 hubs, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 8 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 10:24pm -
  • newApple discloses US State Department staff iPhones were targeted by NSO Group hacking tools
    Apple has reportedly informed some US State Department employees that their iPhones were the target of a sophisticated hacking tool created by the NSO Group. Apple recently sued the organization responsible for the Pegasus spyware created to compromise the security of iOS and Android. more…The post Apple discloses US State Department staff iPhones were targeted by NSO Group hacking tools appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 8 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 10:22pm -
  • new9to5Mac Daily: December 03, 2021 – Potential App Store changes, 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 Rakuten: Get a $40 cash bonus when you make your first purchase through Rakuten. more…The post 9to5Mac Daily: December 03, 2021 – Potential App Store changes, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 9 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 9:45pm -
  • newLatest Apple Arcade games for iPhone, Mac, Apple TV [New: Oddmar and Dandara: Trials of Fear]
    Apple Arcade launched with close to 100 titles and the service is seeing new games added regularly with over 200 games now in the library. Follow along with our guide on the latest from Apple’s gaming service.New for 12/3: New on Apple Arcade is Apple Design Award Winner Oddmar as well as the metroidvania platformer Dandara: Trials of Fear. more…The post Latest Apple Arcade games for iPhone, Mac, Apple TV [New: Oddmar and Dandara: Trials of Fear] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 9 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 9:03pm -
  • newTake Time to Walk with Prince William on December 6, free for all
    Apple has announced an upcoming Apple Fitness+ Time to Walk with Prince William. In addition to Apple Fitness+ subscribers, it will also be made available to everyone as a free airing on Apple Music 1.The company says that the walk will be 38 minutes, with a choice of listening times to suit different time zones, and will have a mental health focus … more…The post Take Time to Walk with Prince William on December 6, free for all appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 11 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 7:04pm -
  • newPokémon Go 120fps option now available on iPhone 13 Pro/Max
    A Pokémon Go 120fps option is now available to take advantage of the ProMotion displays on the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max.Frame rates above 30fps are also available on older iPhones, but in both cases you’ll have to manually enable the option … more…The post Pokémon Go 120fps option now available on iPhone 13 Pro/Max appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 13 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 5:42pm -
  • newHow to watch Mariah Carey’s new Christmas special
    Mariah Carey is back for the second year running on Apple TV+, this time with a new special ‘The Magic Continues’. The first Magical Christmas Special also remains available for streaming. Here’s how to watch the new special. more…The post How to watch Mariah Carey’s new Christmas special appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 14 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 3:56pm -
  • newApple TV+ Guide: Here are all the Apple TV shows and movies available now
    Apple TV+ offers exclusive Apple original TV shows and movies in 4K HDR quality. You can watch across all of your screens and pick up where you left off on any device. Apple TV+ costs $4.99 per month. Here’s every Apple original television show and movie available now on Apple TV+, as well as the latest trailers …more…The post Apple TV+ Guide: Here are all the Apple TV shows and movies available now appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 15 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 3:04pm -
  • newHow to type the Apple logo on Mac, iPhone, and iPad
    Curious about conjuring up the  logo? Follow along for how to type the Apple logo character on Mac, iPhone, and iPad including how to make your own keyboard shortcut. more…The post How to type the Apple logo on Mac, iPhone, and iPad appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 17 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 1:30pm -
  • new‘From Apple Music With Love’ promo offers ‘exclusive holiday gifts’ for subscribers
    As the holiday season enters full swing, Apple Music is getting in on the times with a new “From Apple Music With Love” promotion. Apple says that over the next week, it will roll out “exclusive gifts to Apple Music users,” including exclusive EPs, playlists, and more. more…The post ‘From Apple Music With Love’ promo offers ‘exclusive holiday gifts’ for subscribers appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 23 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 7:01am -
  • Huge holiday deals on XGIMI’s 1080p/4K projectors with Harman Kardon audio
    We are now tracking some huge price drops on the highly-rated XGIMI home and portable projectors, just in time to ensure you get one under the tree this year. These feature-rich projectors bring movie night to the next level with up to 300-inch displays, true 4K or 1080p resolutions, and audio systems courtesy of the folks at Harman Kardon. Best of all, we are now tracking major price drops at Amazon with hundreds of dollars in savings. Head below for a closer look. more…The post Huge hol…
    - 1 day ago 3 Dec 21, 3:06am -
  • FTC takes action to block Nvidia’s $40B Arm acquisition with lawsuit
    Last year we learned that Nvidia was set to move forward with its plans to acquire chip designer Arm for an estimated $40 billion. However, after the FTC investigated competition concerns around the deal this year, it has filed a lawsuit to block the acquisition. more…The post FTC takes action to block Nvidia’s $40B Arm acquisition with lawsuit appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 3 Dec 21, 2:54am -
  • The Verge: Apple frontline workers ‘struggling to survive’ amid ‘untenable conditions’
    Zoe Schiffer at The Verge is out with a new story exploring working conditions for Apple’s “frontline employees,” including retail employees, support staff, and sales staff. The report, based on conversations with 16 current and former employees, says that “complaints about working conditions and pay have largely been ignored.” more…The post The Verge: Apple frontline workers ‘struggling to survive’ amid ‘untenable conditions’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 3 Dec 21, 2:22am -
  • Apple wants to dodge these tariffs on Apple Watch and Mac Pro parts imported from China (again)
    Apple is requesting the reinstatement of exclusions from tariffs on the Apple Watch and several Mac Pro components that are imported from China. Apple currently pays a 7.5% tariff on Apple Watches imported from China, and seven key Mac Pro components face a 25% tariff. The policy was originally initiated under the Trump administration. more…The post Apple wants to dodge these tariffs on Apple Watch and Mac Pro parts imported from China (again) appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 3 Dec 21, 1:38am -
  • 9to5Mac Daily: December 02, 2021 – iPhone 13 shortages, Apple Car changes
    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 Rakuten: Get a $40 cash bonus when you make your first purchase through Rakuten. more…The post 9to5Mac Daily: December 02, 2021 – iPhone 13 shortages, Apple Car changes appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 3 Dec 21, 1:08am -
  • Apple rolling out iOS 15.2 beta 4 to developers as public release nears
    Update: Now rolling out to public beta testers as well. After a brief hiatus, the beta train is back in business today. Apple is now rolling out iOS 15.2 beta 4 to registered developers, bringing new features and continued refinements. Today’s update to beta 4 comes just over two weeks after the release of beta 3 to developers and public beta users. Head below for the details.  more…The post Apple rolling out iOS 15.2 beta 4 to developers as public release nears appeared first on 9to5Ma…
    - 1 day ago 2 Dec 21, 11:40pm -
  • These were the most popular emojis of 2021 according to the Unicode Consortium
    With the end of the year quickly approaching, the Unicode Consortium is out with a fun study today showing off the emojis that were used most throughout 2021. While the smiley/emotion category was the most popular overall, the new report breaks down nine different emoji categories by the most and least used. more…The post These were the most popular emojis of 2021 according to the Unicode Consortium appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 2 Dec 21, 11:22pm -
  • Thursday’s best deals: Apple MagSafe Battery Pack hits $75, AirPods Max $120 off, more
    All of today’s best deals are now up for the taking, with Apple’s official MagSafe Battery Pack at an Amazon low leading the way. That’s alongside AirPods Max returning to the Black Friday price and 20% off Satechi Apple chargers. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more…The post Thursday’s best deals: Apple MagSafe Battery Pack hits $75, AirPods Max $120 off, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 2 Dec 21, 10:24pm -
  • TSMC begins pilot production of 3nm chips, could be used in 2023 iPhones and Macs
    Apple’s chip manufacturing partner, TSMC, is expected to begin volume production of 3-nanometer chips during the fourth quarter of 2022, according to a new report from DigiTimes. This could mean that we start seeing 3nm chips in Apple products as soon as 2023. more…The post TSMC begins pilot production of 3nm chips, could be used in 2023 iPhones and Macs appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 2 Dec 21, 10:22pm -
  • Apple legal filing indicates it intends to collect commission regardless of whether developers use IAP or a competing payments platform
    Although the appeal of the Apple-Epic lawsuit is ongoing, Apple is currently subject to the judge’s decision and will have to allow app developers to show links to external payment platforms inside from December 9, unless the Ninth Circuit grants a stay.In a related legal filing, Apple indicates that it is considering charging a commission on any such transactions that are initiated from within an app, even though they are not using In-App Purchase. more…The post Apple legal filing indic…
    - 1 day ago 2 Dec 21, 9:26pm -
  • Facebook 2FA to be mandatory for accounts likely to be targeted by hackers
    Facebook 2FA (two-factor authentication) will become mandatory for accounts likely to be targeted by hackers. The move is one of a range of protections offered to high-risk accounts in order to reduce the likelihood of interference in elections. more…The post Facebook 2FA to be mandatory for accounts likely to be targeted by hackers appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 2 Dec 21, 8:38pm -
  • Verizon 5G Home and Business Internet now in 62 cities with latest expansions in Ohio and Florida
    Verizon is rolling out its fast 5G Home Internet and 5G Business Internet to two more cities today with Dayton, Ohio, and Jacksonville, Florida. With the expansion, the 5G Home Internet is available in 62 cities with the business service available in 59. more…The post Verizon 5G Home and Business Internet now in 62 cities with latest expansions in Ohio and Florida appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 2 Dec 21, 8:34pm -
  • Instacart 15-minute delivery plan leaked, as it joins the instant delivery lottery
    An Instacart 15-minute delivery service is planned to launch early next year, in a significant advance on the company’s current two-hour delivery time (with a 30-minute service available in some cities) … more…The post Instacart 15-minute delivery plan leaked, as it joins the instant delivery lottery appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 2 Dec 21, 6:58pm -
  • AAPL set to lose recent gains, following iPhone 13 report
    A pessimistic iPhone 13 report looks set to see AAPL lose the gains made in the past couple of days. The company defied the general fall in stocks over COVID-19 Omicron fears, but pre-market trading suggests that it will lose these gains today … more…The post AAPL set to lose recent gains, following iPhone 13 report appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 2 Dec 21, 6:17pm -
  • App Store monopoly claim rejected by federal court; reasoning is a strong win for Apple
    A class action lawsuit alleging that Apple has an App Store monopoly has been rejected by a federal court judge, in a 34-page ruling.Part of the ruling essentially said that the plaintiffs did a poor job in stating their case, but another element potentially puts Apple in a strong position when it comes to defending other antitrust cases against the App Store … more…The post App Store monopoly claim rejected by federal court; reasoning is a strong win for Apple appeared first on 9to5Mac…
    - 2 days ago 2 Dec 21, 5:54pm -
  • How to do special characters and letter accents on Mac
    Want to learn the quickest way to type special characters on macOS? Read along for how to do letter accents on Mac and more. more…The post How to do special characters and letter accents on Mac appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 2 Dec 21, 4:30pm -
  • Apple announces 2021 App Store Award winners, highlighting ‘connection’ as trend of the year
    Apple has announced its 2021 App Store Award recipients today, and this year’s list of winners all stand out for enhancing connection and interaction throughout the year. Included in the list of 15 apps and games are LumaFusion, Carrot Weather, Among Us!, and Bumble. more…The post Apple announces 2021 App Store Award winners, highlighting ‘connection’ as trend of the year appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 2 Dec 21, 1:31pm -
  • A look inside Apple’s second Berlin store, opening December 2
    Apple is opening a new store in Berlin on December 2. The Rosenthaler Strasse retail store is Apple’s second in the city, joining its Kurfürstendamm location. more…The post A look inside Apple’s second Berlin store, opening December 2 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 2 Dec 21, 8:36am -
  • Bloomberg: Apple warns suppliers about diminishing iPhone 13 demand due to wait times during chip shortage
    Apple is reportedly telling suppliers that it doesn’t expect iPhone 13 sales to pick up for the holidays and beyond, according to Bloomberg News. more…The post Bloomberg: Apple warns suppliers about diminishing iPhone 13 demand due to wait times during chip shortage appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 2 Dec 21, 8:29am -
  • YouTube Premium perk on Android, iOS adds persistent ‘Listening controls’ for all videos
    Back in May, YouTube started testing “Listening controls” that looked to bring a dedicated music player to the main app for Premium subscribers. This UI is now widely rolled out for all videos. more…The post YouTube Premium perk on Android, iOS adds persistent ‘Listening controls’ for all videos appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 2 Dec 21, 8:10am -
  • Comment: Apple still needs an AirPower-like accessory despite having MagSafe Duo
    Apple discontinued AirPower even before the product had a chance to hit stores, and since then the company has been investing in its MagSafe lineup of accessories – which includes the MagSafe Duo Charger. Although I really like the MagSafe Duo Charger, Apple still needs an AirPower-like accessory. more…The post Comment: Apple still needs an AirPower-like accessory despite having MagSafe Duo appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 2 Dec 21, 6:30am -
  • Ex-Tesla VP turned Apple Car engineer poached by electric plane startup in latest staff loss
    Apple has lost a senior member of its autonomous electric car team to a startup focused on electric aviation. Michael Schwekutsch, who left Tesla to join Apple as senior director of engineering for Special Projects Group in 2019, has left the company to work for Archer. This is just the latest in a revolving door situation surrounding Apple’s years-long effort to develop an electric vehicle with self-driving features. more…The post Ex-Tesla VP turned Apple Car engineer poached by electric…
    - 2 days ago 2 Dec 21, 3:23am -
  • 9to5Mac Gift Guide: The best travel accessories for iPhone, iPad, and more
    If you’re looking for smaller gift ideas that are thoughtful and useful for the Apple fans in your life, travel accessories are a great way to go. Below we’ve rounded up some of the best options to make iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch more capable while keeping them charged up and organized. more…The post 9to5Mac Gift Guide: The best travel accessories for iPhone, iPad, and more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 2 Dec 21, 2:43am -
  • 9to5Mac Daily: December 01, 2021 – Spotify Wrapped and Apple Music Replay
    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 Rakuten: Get a $40 cash bonus when you make your first purchase through Rakuten. more…The post 9to5Mac Daily: December 01, 2021 – Spotify Wrapped and Apple Music Replay appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 2 Dec 21, 2:37am -
  • ElevationLab’s new adjustable Dock 5 iPhone charging stand now features USB-C
    Today, ElevationLab is out with a refreshed version of one of its more popular charging accessories. Bringing USB-C and some other refinements to its Elevation Dock 5, the new charging stand enters with the same focus on keeping an iPhone upright at the desk or nightstand with an adjustable design and one-handed usage. more…The post ElevationLab’s new adjustable Dock 5 iPhone charging stand now features USB-C appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 2 Dec 21, 12:43am -
  • This simple change would make my Apple Watch way less annoying
    There are plenty of ways to manage notifications on the iPhone and Apple Watch – methods range from simple permission boxes when you first open an iPhone app to more configurable features like Apple Watch experience. more…The post This simple change would make my Apple Watch way less annoying appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 2 Dec 21, 12:30am -
  • Apple releases macOS Monterey 12.1 beta 4 for developers [Update: Public beta too]
    After launching the first macOS Monterey 12.1 beta at the end of October, Apple has seeded developers with macOS 12.1 beta 4. It arrives as Apple has slated the launch of Universal Control and SharePlay as coming “later this fall” for Mac with not much changing in this latest release.Update 2:04 pm PT: Now available for public beta testers as well. more…The post Apple releases macOS Monterey 12.1 beta 4 for developers [Update: Public beta too] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 1 Dec 21, 11:50pm -
  • Apple TV+ announces first project helmed by Alfonso Cuaron, a thriller starring Cate Blanchett
    the book of the same name. more…The post Apple TV+ announces first project helmed by Alfonso Cuaron, a thriller starring Cate Blanchett appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 1 Dec 21, 11:32pm -
  • Reddit for iOS adds five new real-time features
    Reddit is rolling out a big update for its iOS and Android apps, as well as its desktop version. The company is bringing five new real-time features: voting animations, comment count animations, typing indicators, reading indicators, and a new comment indicator. more…The post Reddit for iOS adds five new real-time features appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 1 Dec 21, 11:04pm -
  • Stacktrace Podcast 164: “Your wattage may vary”
    It’s time for the first ever Stacktrace Headphone Holiday Guide! Along with discussions about writing technical articles, view models and the MVVM design pattern, and using Swift actors to solve race conditions and data races.Sponsored by Shortcut: The project management tool built specifically for software development teams. Start your extended two-month free trial at shortcut.com/sundellSponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep tracking solution to help you get a better night’s…
    - 2 days ago 1 Dec 21, 10:40pm -
  • Deals: AirPods 3 return to all-time low of $150, iOttie iPhone car mounts from $16, Sonos sale, more
    All of today’s best midweek deals are now up for the taking, with Apple’s AirPods 3 dropping to an all-time low of $150. That’s alongside iOttie iPhone car mounts from $16 and some holiday Sonos discounts. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more…The post Deals: AirPods 3 return to all-time low of $150, iOttie iPhone car mounts from $16, Sonos sale, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 1 Dec 21, 10:20pm -
  • Apple Music Replay 2021: How to find your top songs, artists, albums, and more
    Now that Spotify Wrapped 2021 has officially launched, Apple Music users might be feeling a bit left out. Thankfully, Apple Music Replay is Apple’s competitor to Spotify Wrapped and it allows Apple Music users to see a recap of their most listened-to songs, albums, and artists. As we approach the end of 2021, head below for the full details on how to find your Apple Music 2021 year-in-review. more…The post Apple Music Replay 2021: How to find your top songs, artists, albums, and more app…
    - 2 days ago 1 Dec 21, 9:45pm -
  • Luna Display launches PC to Mac Mode, 5K support, iPad Magic Keyboard functionality, more
    Luna Display is out today with a sharp update to make it more seamless than ever to use Mac and iPad as secondary displays. Along with the new PC to Mac Mode, Luna now works with up to 5K resolutions, features iPad Magic Keyboard support, and more. more…The post Luna Display launches PC to Mac Mode, 5K support, iPad Magic Keyboard functionality, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 1 Dec 21, 9:30pm -
  • Spotify Wrapped 2021 is live: Here’s how to find your year-in-review and more
    Now that we’ve officially entered the month of December, the highly anticipated Spotify Wrapped 2021 year-in-review has arrived. Spotify Wrapped recaps all of your top songs, artists, genres, and more — making it easy to see everything about your listening habits for the year. Head below for the details. more…The post Spotify Wrapped 2021 is live: Here’s how to find your year-in-review and more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 1 Dec 21, 7:53pm -
  • Concept: What might Google’s iOS apps look like with native UI components?
    In October, Google announced that they were going to eventually move their iOS apps away from Material Design and introduce more native-looking user interfaces. While we still haven’t gotten a glimpse at what some of the most used apps on the planet may look like built with native UIKit components, I thought it’d be cool to draw up some concepts and imagine what they might entail. more…The post Concept: What might Google’s iOS apps look like with native UI components? appeared first o…
    - 2 days ago 1 Dec 21, 7:50pm -
  • ‘Father of the iPod’ Tony Fadell releasing new book next year
    Tony Fadell, often referred to as the “Father of the iPod,” is releasing a new book next year. The book, entitled Build: An Unorthodox Guide to Making Things Worth Making, could provide some interesting insight into the creation of the iPod and more. more…The post ‘Father of the iPod’ Tony Fadell releasing new book next year appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 1 Dec 21, 7:44pm -
  • WhatsApp for iOS testing new ‘undo’ button for Status posts
    WhatsApp is continuing to improve its Stories-like feature called Status. The company is now testing a new “undo” feature for users who have second thoughts about their posts. more…The post WhatsApp for iOS testing new ‘undo’ button for Status posts appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 1 Dec 21, 7:40pm -
  • Most stocks fell yesterday over COVID-19 Omicron fears, but AAPL up 3%
    Omicron fears caused most stocks to fall yesterday, including tech giants like Amazon, Google, Meta, and Microsoft. The Dow lost 651 points, the Nasdaq was down 1.6%, and the S&P 500 down 1.9%.AAPL, however, not only weathered the storm, but saw its share price increase by 3.16% as investors saw it as a safe haven, with good short- and long-term prospects … more…The post Most stocks fell yesterday over COVID-19 Omicron fears, but AAPL up 3% appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 1 Dec 21, 5:45pm -
  • Tips and tricks to fix Bluetooth connection issues on Mac
    We rely on Bluetooth for more and more devices, and while the wireless standard is very convenient, it can be really frustrating when our peripherals don’t work consistently. Read along for five tips and tricks to fix Mac Bluetooth issues, including resetting your Bluetooth module and ways to remove interference. more…The post Tips and tricks to fix Bluetooth connection issues on Mac appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 1 Dec 21, 4:30pm -
  • Apple celebrates 15 years of fighting AIDS with (RED), launches new faces for Apple Watch
    Apple is celebrating 15 years of its partnership with (RED), the organization that fights to end AIDS. Through support to the Global Fund, it provides access to healthcare services in communities most in need in sub-Saharan Africa. more…The post Apple celebrates 15 years of fighting AIDS with (RED), launches new faces for Apple Watch appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 1 Dec 21, 2:05pm -
  • Tesla and Elon Musk mock ‘silly Apple Cloth’ with new $50 Cyberwhistle
    The $19 Apple Polishing Cloth turned out to be the star of Apple’s October special event, with orders facing delays until late January. Now, Tesla is naturally looking to cash in on the overpriced accessory hype, with the carmaker introducing a new “Cyberwhistle.” more…The post Tesla and Elon Musk mock ‘silly Apple Cloth’ with new $50 Cyberwhistle appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 1 Dec 21, 6:21am -
  • TrendForce: Apple ‘staying with the plan’ to announce iPhone SE 3 in early 2022
    TrendForce this week reported that Apple is expected to have strong demand during the holiday quarter. However, in addition to sharing some market share numbers, the report also corroborates that Apple is “staying with the plan” to announce the iPhone SE 3 in early 2022. more…The post TrendForce: Apple ‘staying with the plan’ to announce iPhone SE 3 in early 2022 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 1 Dec 21, 5:38am -
  • Apple no longer signing iOS 15.1, blocks downgrade from iOS 15.1.1
    Apple on Tuesday stopped signing iOS 15.1, which means that users who updated their devices to iOS 15.1.1 or iOS 15.2 beta can no longer downgrade to iOS 15.1. This comes a month after the company stopped signing the iOS 15.0.2 firmware. more…The post Apple no longer signing iOS 15.1, blocks downgrade from iOS 15.1.1 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 1 Dec 21, 4:20am -
  • iPhone 13 vs. iPhone 13 Pro: Which should you buy this holiday season?
    The all-new iPhone 13 lineup is officially here. As has become the norm, the lineup is split into the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro. On the surface, the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro are very similar phones. They both feature a 6.1-inch display and the A15 Bionic processor inside, but look closer and you’ll notice some key differences.If you’re trying to make a buying decision between the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro, head below for everything you need to know about the iPhone 13 vs iPhone 13 P…
    - 3 days ago 1 Dec 21, 3:13am -
  • 9to5Mac Daily: November 30, 2021 – Swift Playgrounds 4, Twitter changes
    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 Rakuten: Get a $40 cash bonus when you make your first purchase through Rakuten. more…The post 9to5Mac Daily: November 30, 2021 – Swift Playgrounds 4, Twitter changes appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 1 Dec 21, 3:08am -

Cult of Mac

  • newPokémon Go now runs much smoother on iPhones
    James Bareham / The VergeA new update to Pokémon Go for iOS lets you run the game at higher frame rates. With version 1.191.0, the “advanced settings” section of the app now includes an option that reads “Unlock your device’s native refresh rate for higher FPS.”I tried it out on my iPhone 13 Pro and it makes a huge difference. Pokémon Go isn’t the most visually complicated game, of course, but there’s a lot of scrolling and camera movement, and the smoother touch response feels…
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  • Here are the best Apple Watch deals right now
    The Product Red edition of the Series 6 has often recieved the biggest discounts. | Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The VergeThinking about picking up a new Apple Watch? It might be tempting to order one of the new Series 7 models, but new Apple hardware always comes at a premium. The latest version of the Apple wearable offers a slightly larger display and some improvements to durability but is largely the same Apple Watch we’re familiar with. Thankfully, each Apple Watch model offers ample function…
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  • How to arrange for your digital legacy
    I’m about to introduce a topic that most of us would rather avoid: our digital legacy. In other words, what happens to all our digital stuff after we die? (And if your answer is “That’s not gonna happen,” you haven’t been paying a lot of attention lately, have you?)If you’re reading this, odds are that you’ve got a lot of digital stuff, both on your own devices and floating around in the cloud: backups, photos, tweets, Facebook messages, texts, you name it. If you’re no longer a…
    - 1 day ago 3 Dec 21, 2:40am -
  • Luna Display’s latest update lets you use a Mac as a second PC display
    Luna Display’s latest update adds a helpful new feature: allowing you to hook up a Windows PC to a Mac laptop or desktop (including Apple’s flash M1 iMacs) to use as a secondary display. The new update also enables 4K and 5K resolution options (assuming you’ve got a screen that supports it).While Luna Display has offered Mac-to-Mac connectivity for a while, until now, users were only able to connect PCs to iPads using the company’s dongle and software setup. The new PC-to-Mac connection…
    - 1 day ago 2 Dec 21, 11:22pm -
  • Govee’s immersive backlights are an affordable way to make your TV glow
    Both Govee’s newest and last-gen Immersion TV LED backlights are on sale today. | Photo by Thomas Ricker / The VergeIf you’re looking to step up your TV game and make watching movies and gaming more immersive, Govee offers a range of colorful lighting kits that also make for great holiday gifts. One of its most appealing products are the Immersion TV LED backlights, which sync to whatever you’re watching on your 55-inch or 65-inch screen, making it appear as if the TV colors are bleeding o…
    - 1 day ago 2 Dec 21, 7:35pm -
  • Apple may have a problem with iPhone demand as well as supply
    Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The VergeApple is indicating to its iPhone 13 component suppliers that it may not order as many units as expected due to a drop in demand, according to a report in Bloomberg. While the company had already cut orders for the year to 80 million — down from a target of 90 million — it was reportedly planning to make up for much of the drop next year. Now, though, Apple is said to have told manufacturing partners that this may not happen and they might not see the expect…
    - 2 days ago 2 Dec 21, 9:36am -
  • Here are the best AirPods deals you can get right now
    Apple’s AirPods Pro wireless earbuds are a go-to pick that’s often on sale | Photo by Chris Welch / The VergeBlack Friday and Cyber Monday may have come and gone, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any AirPods deals to be had. In October, Apple finally launched its third generation of AirPods, introducing a new AirPods lineup and dropping the starting price of the second-gen, entry-level AirPods from $159 to $129. Since then, we’ve seen many retailers starting to discount the second-ge…
    - 2 days ago 2 Dec 21, 6:57am -
  • Apple’s ‘notebook upgrade program’ could get businesses new M1 Macs for $30 per month
    Mac notebook upgrade program marketing to apparent business partners | Image: @MaxWinebachApple has apparently introduced a business-only program that enables members to obtain and eventually upgrade computers for a relatively low monthly fee. A tweet from writer Max Weinbach shows an image of Apple’s “New Mac Notebook Upgrade Program” promotional material that popped up for a customer with access to a business portal (via MacRumors).The credit application makes clear this is all about th…
    - 2 days ago 2 Dec 21, 5:49am -
  • Apple Music’s terrible year in review is giving me serious Spotify Wrapped FOMO
    It’s December 1st, which for Spotify users, means the annual tradition of the music streaming service’s Spotify Wrapped roundup: customized, flashy infographics of the top songs, playlists, artists, and podcast that you’ve listened to over the last year, chock-full of data, mood boards, and just a sprinkling of judgment.I, unfortunately, do not use Spotify. Instead, I pay Apple $10 per month for Apple Music, Spotify’s biggest competitor. And so while virtually everyone I know on Twitter…
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  • Big tech’s first generation of founders starts to step aside
    Massive tech companies like Google, Amazon, Netflix, and more have had a huge impact on the way we live our lives, and have had incredible levels of financial success. Another thing many of these companies have in common is that their founders are no longer necessarily in control; they’ve either stepped down, started sharing power with others, or in some cases possibly even been pushed out. This week alone, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey stepped down as CEO, and Salesforce founder Marc Beniof…
    - 2 days ago 2 Dec 21, 2:00am -

Apple Insider

  • newApple execs explain the design philosophy behind Apple Watch bands
    A pair of Apple executives has taken a deep dive into the world of Apple Watch bands — including the company's design philosophy behind them and its focus on backwards compatibility.Two Apple executives explain how Apple Watch bands are designed.In a new interview with HYPEBEAST, Apple industrial design chief Evans Hankey and VP of product marketing Stan Ng explained some of the Cupertino tech giant's thinking behind the iconic Apple Watch accessory.Read more...
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  • newApple hourly workers feel helpless under punishing pressure & mistreatment
    Hourly workers in Apple's retail stores and the company's support call centers have revealed how poor conditions have led to struggles to pay rent — and even to suicide.Apple StoreApple employees around the world have already been complaining about pay equity, and the company has now been paying out a $1,000 bonus to some. Now, however, many hourly-paid, frontline workers have revealed how bad conditions are working for Apple.Read more...
    - 5 hours ago 4 Dec 21, 1:21am -
  • newSave $200 on Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro (M1, 16GB, 512GB), plus $50 off AppleCare
    In stock and ready to ship before Christmas, Apple's latest 13-inch MacBook Pro with 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD is discounted to $1,499 exclusively for AppleInsider readers. AppleCare is also $50 off.13-inch MacBook Pro savingsEquipped with Apple's M1 chip, this high-end 13-inch MacBook Pro also has 16GB of memory and a 512GB SSD (double that of the standard model). And with promo code APINSIDER at Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama, AI readers can pick up the popular configuration for $1,499, a…
    - 7 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 11:11pm -
  • newNSO Group spyware used in hacks targeting U.S. State Department officials
    The iPhones of at least nine employees of the U.S. Department of State were hacked using the spyware developed by Israeli-based surveillance technology company NSO Group.NSO Group spyware used to hack U.S. State Department officials.The hacks, which took place recently, targeted U.S. government officials based in Uganda or whose responsibility concerned the country, Reuters has reported. It isn't clear who launched the attacks.Read more...
    - 8 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 10:50pm -
  • newApple Fitness+ adds Prince William to celebrity 'Time to Walk'
    Prince William has been announced as the next "Time to Walk" celebrity guest, with his Apple Fitness+ audio recording also to stream on Apple Music 1.Prince William on "Time to Walk"Following its launch in January, 2021, of "Time to Walk" audio recordings for Apple Watch, Apple has been steadily adding new celebrities. Now in what the company says marks the end of its second series of star talks, His Royal Highness Prince William has recorded a 21-minute audio for the service.Read more...
    - 8 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 10:01pm -
  • newLast day: Babbel's Lifetime Language Learning Subscription drops to $179 ($320 off)
    The cheapest price ever for a lifetime Babbel subscription has returned, offering holiday shoppers $320 in savings on a popular gift idea, with access to 14 languages. Offer ends Dec. 3.$179 Babbel Lifetime SubscriptionThe $179 Babbel deal includes lifetime access to learn 14 languages, including Spanish, German, French, Italian, Swedish, and Russian.Read more...
    - 9 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 9:45pm -
  • newHow to download an old macOS installer
    That old collection of macOS installer disk images you used to keep is probably worthless now, and Apple makes it harder to find downloadable copies of anything before macOS Monterey. Yet there are still good reasons to get old OSes, and here's how to do it.It doesn't seem that long since we were looking forward to the release of macOS Big Sur.Apple really wants you to use macOS Monterey. And if that means you having to buy a new Mac, they'll find a way to cope with their angst. Partly for this,…
    - 9 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 9:33pm -
  • newBest deals Dec. 3: $109 AirPods, $50 off CalDigit TS3 Plus, Intel MacBook Pro sale, more!
    Friday's best deals include discounts on every model of AirPods, $200 off Linksys WiFi 6 routers, Twelve South Hover Bar Duo is $20 off, and Aqara home hubs are on sale.Best deals for December 3The internet has a plethora of deals each day, but many deals aren't worth pursuing. In an effort to help you sift through the chaos, we've hand-curated some of the best deals we could find on Apple products, tech accessories, and other items for the AppleInsider audience.Read more...
    - 10 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 8:41pm -
  • newHow to show timestamps in Messages in macOS Monterey and iOS 15
    Other than on the initial notification, Messages doesn't tell you the time that a message arrived. Here's how to read the timestamps of your Messages on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.Every message you send in Messages comes with a timestamp showing when it was sent or received, even though it isn't immediately visible. However, viewing them is easy and can be done with a simple gesture on your iPhone and iPad.How to view timestamps on iPhone or iPadRead more...
    - 10 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 8:17pm -
  • newAirPods Max one year review, Apple Music Replay, and best iPad apps on the AppleInsider podcast
    On this week's episode of the AppleInsider podcast, your hosts round up their favorite iPadOS apps, give a one year review of AirPods Max, compare Apple Music Replay to Spotify Wrapped, and more!Every year Spotify provides its users with a summary of their most listened music and podcasts. Apple offers its users an alternative called Apple Music Replay but is not without flaws. We discuss the pros and cons, plus how it can be improved in future iterations.Jack Dorsey announced he is stepping dow…
    - 11 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 7:28pm -
  • newBest apps for being productive on your Mac
    You can do anything on your Mac, but you can probably also do it faster, more efficiently — and simply make it work harder for you. Here are key apps that are proven to help.There may be a pretty infinite number of word processing apps around, but only a handful of great ones. It's the same with image or video editors and in fact, maybe with just about every genre of app software you can think of.Except productivity.Read more...
    - 13 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 5:14pm -
  • newFTC sues to block Nvidia's $40B acquisition of Arm
    The Federal Trade Commission has sued to block Nvidia's $40 billion acquisition of chip design company Arm, claiming that the deal could stifle innovation and harm competition in the chip market.According to the FTC, the proposed deal would "give one of the larges chip companies control over the computing technology and designs that rival firms rely on to develop their own competing chips." The FTC's complaint alleges that, if the deal went through, the new firm would have both the means and inc…
    - 13 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 4:54pm -
  • newApple debuts 'From Apple Music With Love' featuring exclusive gifts for subscribers
    Apple Music kicks off this holiday season with brand new, exclusive content to help subscribers ring in the new year.Each day over the next week, Apple Music will feature a bit of exclusive content from A-list musicians, including Mariah Carey, Coldplay, Alecia Keys, Elton John, DJ Khaled, Nile Rodgers, and more.Subscribers can expect to see exclusive EPs, playlists, remixes, a special radio show, and, according to Apple, "a few treats so exciting that we don't even want to tease you with them."…
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  • newIntel looking to 'avoid fighting' with Apple for TSMC's 3nm chip production
    A new report says that Intel executives are shortly to visit chip company TSMC, specifically to discuss the company's production capacity for 3nm processors.IntelBacking up previous claims that Intel is considering outsourcing production to TSMC, a new report says that a meeting is to happen in the next few weeks.Read more...
    - 14 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 4:47pm -
  • Apple's 'CODA' nominated for nine Hollywood Critics Association Film awards
    Apple TV+ original film "CODA" has received nine Hollywood Critics Association Film Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Indie Film."CODA" follows Ruby, a young girl who is a child of deaf parents and who acts as an interpreter for them as she is the only hearing member of her family. When Ruby discovers a talent for singing and wants to apply to the Berklee School of Music, it causes friction in her family, which depends on her for their fishing business."CODA" received nine total…
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  • Compared: Google Pixel 6 vs iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro
    Google launched its new Pixel 6 lineup on Tuesday, with its smartphone range now sporting its own Tensor processor. Here's how the search giant's latest compares against Apple's iPhone 13 and the iPhone 13 Pro.Pixel 6 and iPhone 13Tuesday saw Google formally introduce the Pixel 6. Teased at Google I/O over the summer, the new smartphone is set to be a departure for the company, as instead of relying on a Snapdragon processor, it's using something entirely new: a Google-designed chip.Read more...
    - 1 day ago 3 Dec 21, 1:50am -
  • Apple TV+ expands cast of upcoming detective drama 'Bad Monkey'
    Apple TV+ has added new cast members to its upcoming drama series "Bad Monkey," including Michelle Monaghan, Jodie Turner-Smith, and Meredith Hagner.Apple is adding to its cast for "Bad Monkey."The trio of actresses join previously announced cast member Vince Vaughn, Variety reported Thursday. The show is being written by "Ted Lasso" co-creator Bill Lawrence, and Marcos Siega has signed on to direct the first episode and executive produce.Read more...
    - 1 day ago 3 Dec 21, 1:47am -
  • Apple seeds fourth developer betas of iOS 15.2, iPadOS 15.2, tvOS 15.2, and watchOS 8.3
    Apple has moved on to the fourth round of developer betas, providing app makers with fresh builds of iOS 15.2, iPadOS 15.2, tvOS 15.2, and watchOS 8.3.iOS 15.2 beta 4 is now availableThe 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.Read more...
    - 1 day ago 2 Dec 21, 11:52pm -
  • These are the most popular emoji characters of 2021
    The most used emoji of 2021 across the globe is the character representing tears of joy — and aside from the red heart emoji, other characters don't even come close.The Unicode Consortium has collected data on the most popular emoji in 2021.Tears of joy accounted for 5% of all total emoji usage, according to data collected by the Unicode consortium. As mentioned, the red heart emoji ranked second. After that, individual emoji usage fell off.Read more...
    - 1 day ago 2 Dec 21, 11:51pm -
  • Best deals Dec. 2: $75 MagSafe Battery Pack, up to $100 off 4K monitors, more!
    Thursday's best deals include heavily discounted Intel-based MacBooks, $15 true wireless earbuds, 50% off a Blue Yeti microphone, and $400 off a 4K projector.Best deals for December 2The internet has a plethora of deals each day, but many deals aren't worth pursuing. In an effort to help you sift through the chaos, we've hand-curated some of the best deals we could find on Apple products, tech accessories, and other items for the AppleInsider audience.Read more...
    - 1 day ago 2 Dec 21, 11:08pm -
  • TSMC has begun testing 3nm chips, volume production in Q4 2022
    A new report says that iPhone processor manufacturer TSMC has begun pilot production of 3-nanometer chips, and expects to be producing them in volume at the end of 2022.Having already been finalizing a 3-nanometer processor manufacturing process, TSMC is now said to have moved beyond its initial "risk production."According to Digitimes, unspecified industry sources have backed up previous reports that the company is on track for 3nm production.Read more...
    - 1 day ago 2 Dec 21, 11:01pm -
  • Amazon AWS adds M1 Mac mini to its cloud service
    Users of Amazon's AWS cloud service will now be able to use M1 Apple Silicon Mac mini devices, in selected areas.Apple's M1 Mac miniFollowing its introduction of Intel Mac mini devices to its cloud-baed service in December 2020, Amazon is now making M1 Apple Silicon ones available too.Read more...
    - 1 day ago 2 Dec 21, 10:39pm -
  • Apple continues to make it clear that it will collect its share of iOS app purchases
    If Epic being forced to cough up App Store fees after the trial, and Tim Cook saying multiple times that Apple would find a way to charge developers for iOS and iPadOS app purchases made outside the App Store weren't enough, a new court filing by the company further nails home the point.Apple reiterates that it's going to collect its commission one way or another.Apple on Tuesday filed a reply brief with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California supporting a motion to stay…
    - 1 day ago 2 Dec 21, 10:33pm -
  • FCC honors Apple with an award for iOS 14 accessibility features
    Apple's range of accessibility features in iOS 14, including social distancing, sign language, and sound recognition, have received an FCC Award.Back Tap was just one of many accessibility features introduced or developed in iOS 14The 11th annual Chair's Award for Advancement in Accessibility has been announced, with Apple among its only three winners. Alongside Accessible Pharmacy Services for the Blind, and the COVID ASL Hotline, Apple's iOS 14 won for its many accessibility features.Read more…
    - 1 day ago 2 Dec 21, 10:03pm -
  • Amazon's holiday AirPods deals knock up to $120 off the entire range
    AirPods make an excellent holiday gift, and Amazon's latest price drops see the return of Black Friday pricing on AirPods 3 and AirPods Max.AirPods 3 return to $149.99Read more...
    - 1 day ago 2 Dec 21, 9:52pm -
  • Apple tries last-minute appeal to stop App Store changes
    Apple is petitioning a higher court to stay the previous ruling that mandates changes to the App Store as a result of the legal battle with Epic Games.Apple is making another attempt to delay implementing changes to its App Store while waiting for the appeals hearing.Apple's argument remains the same. The tech-giant claims that integrating new App Store affordances is a monumental task that would take "months" to accomplish and be detrimental to everyone involved.Read more...
    - 1 day ago 2 Dec 21, 7:42pm -
  • Future MacBook Pro displays could automatically open & tilt to suit the user
    Forget Center Stage moving the camera lens to follow you — future MacBook Pro screens may be able to automatically tilt themselves to the best viewing angle.Just looking at a MacBook Pro could make it tilt the screen toward youApple famously pays a lot of attention to precisely what angle its MacBook Pro screens are tilted at in every Apple Store. They are positioned at just exactly the right angle that buyers automatically open them wider, and so start to form a relationship with the machine.…
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  • Apple again asks for Apple Watch, Mac Pro tariff exemptions
    Apple has filed eight public requests for temporary waivers on tariffs affecting both the Apple Watch and specific Mac Pro components.Apple Watch Series 7 with the Contour watch faceAs well as joining 3,700 US firms in a lawsuit against Trump administration tariffs, Apple has now publicly filed eight separate requests for waivers.Read more...
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  • Apple defeats developers seeking $200 billion over App Store 'tyrannical greed'
    A judge overseeing a group of developers seeking $200 billion from the Apple App Store suit has ruled, handing a defeat to the developers fighting against what they called Apple's "tyrannical greed."App StoreIn a 34-page ruling, Judge Edward Chen dismissed a lawsuit alleging that Apple used monopoly power to exclude apps that it didn't like from the App Store, to benefit its own "institutional partners." Chen ruled that the developers failed to identify a market that Apple exerts monopolistic co…
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  • Apple fails to get Australia to drop Epic Games lawsuit
    A temporary stay on the case of Epic Games vs Apple App Store in Australia has been overturned, and the trial will begin shortly.Still from Epic Games "Free Fortnite" videoThe Australian case, expected to go to trial in November 2022, had been granted a temporary stay by the Federal Court in Sydney. The grounds for the stay were that Apple argued its contract with Epic Games stipulated that disputes must first be filed in California.Read more...
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  • Apple unveils the winning apps and games in its App Store Awards 2021
    Ranging from weather reports, through video editing, and on to games, Apple has announced the 15 winners of its annual App Store Awards.App Store Award winners get this trophyFollowing the Apple Music Awards, and the year's best from Apple Podcasts, Apple has now announced its list of App Store Winners for 2021.Read more...
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  • Apple reportedly telling suppliers demand for iPhone 13 has slowed
    Chip shortages and bottlenecks in the global supply chain may be driving some customers to seek alternatives to Apple's latest iPhone, causing demand for the smartphone to drop.Apple has reportedly already cut production targets by up to 10 million units because of chip shortages spurred by a spike in COVID-19 cases globally, as well as power usage restrictions in China.Apple may now be telling component suppliers that demand for the iPhone 13 has slowed, an anonymous source familiar with the ma…
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  • Apple Rosenthaler Strasse to open December 2 in Berlin
    Apple's second retail location in Berlin, dubbed Apple Rosenthaler Strasse, will open on Thursday, December 2 in the Mitte borough.Image Credit: AppleIn November, Apple officially announced that a second store would be opening in the Rosenthaler Strasse shopping district in the east side of Berlin.Read more...
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  • Payment giant Square changes name to Block, shifts focus to blockchain
    Square, known for its iPhone-connectible portable credit card reader, will be refocusing its business and be known as Block starting on December 10.Image Credit: BlockSquare was founded by former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in 2009 and launched its first platform in 2010. The company first focused on creating a portable credit card reader that allowed retailers to accept payments from smartphones.Read more...
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  • Holiday deals: Apple's Mac mini with 16GB RAM drops to $789, plus AppleCare sale
    Holiday bargain hunters on the lookout for a steep discount on Apple's budget-friendly Mac mini can save on every model equipped with 16GB of memory. Prices start at just $789 (up to $150 off) — and even AppleCare is on sale.Limited-time Mac mini specialHoliday deals are in effect exclusively for AppleInsider readers, knocking $50 to $150 off every model with coupon code APINSIDER at Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama. Need help with the coupon? Step-by-step activation instructions can be found…
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  • Apple loses 'Apple Car' senior director of engineering to electric aviation startup
    A former Tesla alum has left his position as senior director of engineering for the Special Projects Group at Apple to work for electric plane startup Archer Aviation.Image Credit: Archer AviationMichael Schwekutsch joined Apple in March 2019 after departing Tesla.Read more...
    - 2 days ago 2 Dec 21, 4:11am -
  • These great privacy & security apps can help keep your Mac safe
    Your Mac is already pretty secure with baked-in protections, but there are a handful of privacy and security apps that you should consider adding to your digital defense toolbox.There are a number of apps you should add to your Mac security toolkit.Mac devices come equipped with built-in security features — such as Gatekeeper and app notarization — that go a long way toward shoring up your online defenses. However, there are some other essential privacy and security apps you should consider.…
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  • Apple lands Alfonso Cuaron series 'Disclaimer,' starring Cate Blanchett & Kevin Kline
    Apple TV+ has ordered "Disclaimer," a new thriller series from Academy Award winner Alfonso Cuaron that's set to star Cate Blanchett and Kevin Kline.Cate Blanchett and Kevin Kline. Credit: AppleBased on the Renee Knight novel of the same name, "Disclaimer" follows Catherine Ravenscroft, played by Blanchett. Ravenscroft is a "a successful and respected television documentary journalist whose work has been built on revealing the concealed transgressions of long-respected institutions."Read more..…
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  • Apple issues fourth developer beta of macOS Monterey 12.1
    Apple has moved on to its fourth round of testing for macOS Monterey 12.1, with developer beta testers able to try out the next build of the operating system.macOS 12.1 beta 4 now availableDevelopers taking part in the test program can download the latest build via the Apple Developer Center, or as an over-the-air update on enrolled devices. Participants in the public Apple Beta Software Program can typically expect a similar beta update to be issued shortly after the developer version.Read more…
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  • Don't get Spotify FOMO - here's how to get your Apple Music Replay playlist
    Apple Music users may feel left out seeing all of the Spotify Wrapped stats being shared around social media, but Apple has a similar service called "Replay." Here's how to get yours.Get your Apple Music Replay playlistSpotify has a unique feature called Spotify Wrapped that shows off your top artists, songs, and genres of the year. It is a trendy function that gets shared all over social media at the end of each year, but Apple Music fans need not miss out.Read more...
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  • How to let sites use pop-up windows in Safari in macOS Monterey
    Not all pop-up windows are evil spam, some of them remain genuinely useful. Here's how to get Safari on macOS Monterey to show you the ones you actually want, while still shielding you from all of the rest.Safari for MacIt is still the case that there are websites that use pop-up windows like it was the early 2000s and we hadn't really heard of spam. Safari on macOS Monterey will protect you from them, and protect you so well that you almost certainly don't even notice.Read more...
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  • Last call: Save up to 70% on Adobe Creative Cloud
    Holiday deal hunters can save up to 70% on Adobe's Creative Cloud All Apps plan during the company's Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale that runs through Dec. 3.Adobe Creative Cloud on saleAdobe's official Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are still in effect and that means hefty savings on its Creative Cloud All Apps plan. New users can save up to 70% instantly on the first year of the suite of creative software, which includes over 20 desktop and mobile apps, including Photoshop, Illustrator…
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  • Luna Display update adds 5K resolution option and PC to Mac mode
    An update to the dual-screen app Luna Display adds support for 4K and 5K displays, plus allows PC users to treat a Mac as a second display.Luna DisplayFollowing its previous improvements for Apple Silicon, and its launch on Windows, Luna Display has been updated for Mac, PC, and iPad users. Already a long-time second display tool, Luna Display 5.1 adds support for higher-resolution screens, along with hardware improvements.Read more...
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  • Apple marks World AIDS Day, says customers have raised nearly $270 million
    In the 15 years since Apple first supported the fight to end AIDS, the company says its customers have raised almost $270 million through buying PRODUCT(RED) devices.Apple's range of PRODUCT(RED) devicesApple's first (PRODUCT)RED release was the 2006 special edition of the iPod nano. A portion of the profits form which went directly to the Global Fund to help with programs for women and children affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa.Read more...
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  • Apple's November 2021 in review: Right to repair, hardware shortages, and South Korea
    Apple surprised us in November 2021 with a Self Repair service, and surprised South Korea with its "nonsensical" legal stance, but at least you can now get a cleaning cloth.Apple' cleaning cloth has no user-serviceable partsNovember 2021 saw many of us waiting by our front doors for the new MacBook Pro — or special Apple Cleaning Cloth — to finally arrive. But that didn't mean Apple took a break. The company may not strictly speaking have launched anything in the month, but it announced some…
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  • Best deals Dec. 1: $150 AirPods 3, refurb iMac sale, discounted Logitech gaming gear and more!
    Wednesday's best deals include $80 off a 28-inch 4K Monoprice monitor, a sale on refurbished iMacs, discounted Logitech gaming gear, and $150 AirPods 3.Best deals for WednesdayThe internet has a plethora of deals each day, but many deals aren't worth pursuing. In an effort to help you sift through the chaos, we've hand-curated some of the best deals we could find on Apple products, tech accessories, and other items for the AppleInsider audience.Read more...
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  • Get 12 key Mac apps for $75 in Unclutter's Black Friday app bundle
    A dozen Mac apps — including Default Folder X and Aeon Timeline 3 — are in a new Black Friday bundle from Unclutter, offering up to 78% off their total price."The Applaudables" app bundleRead more...
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  • Apple celebrates Ghana's 'Model of Hope' response to AIDS, coronavirus
    Ghana's AIDS relief efforts were badly affected by the coronavirus pandemic, but Apple describes how the region's "Model of Hope" project has continued.Ghana's "Model of Hope" program is getting vital HIV treatments to patientsAs part of its marking of World AIDS Day, Apple has recounted how its customers' PRODUCT(RED) contributions have helped HIV patients in Ghana continue to receive medication.Read more...
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  • Apple's 14-inch MacBook Pro is discounted to $1,799, plus $60 off AppleCare with exclusive deals
    Black Friday pricing continues on Apple's new 14-inch MacBook Pro, with the best deals available exclusively for AppleInsider readers. Save $100 to $200 instantly on 100 configurations, along with $60 off AppleCare.Cyber Week 14-inch MacBook Pro dealsThe exclusive discounts are available at Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama in just a few easy steps:Read more...
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  • Get 12 highly rated Mac apps for $18 in the Limited Edition bundle
    For a short time only, a dozen selected Mac apps including PDF Reader, RealVPN, and TextSniper, are available in the annual Limited Edition bundle for $29.99 — and AppleInsider readers get an additional 40% off for Black Friday.Limited Edition Mac BundleUsers can protect their browsing privacy with RealVPN, which usually costs $249. Plus they can protect their important details with Sticky Password Premium, normally $199.Read more...
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  • Apple Arcade FAQ: ‘Oddmar+’ and ‘Dandara: Trials of Fear+’ are now available
    Gaming subscription services are all the rage now, but Apple Arcade isn’t quite like Google Stadia or Xbox Live. So if you’ve got questions about it, we’ve got plenty of answers. Updated 12/03/21: Two new games have been added to Apple Arcade, both of which have previously appeared in the App Store. Dandara: Trials of […]
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  • Coming to Apple TV+: ‘Disclaimer’ thriller series from Alfonso Cuarón
    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 […]
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  • Apple TV+: ‘Mariah’s Christmas: The Magic Continues’ is now available
    Apple has planted its own flag in the streaming wars with Apple TV+, its in-house streaming service that focuses almost entirely on original programming rather than an extensive library of existing TV shows or movies. The service launched on November 1, 2019, and has been steadily releasing original content ever since. The COVID pandemic had […]
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  • Save nearly 25% on Apple’s MagSafe charger and battery pack
    If you have an iPhone 12 or 13 or a new pair of AirPods, the easiest way to charge them is with MagSafe. And today the most popular accessories are on sale: Amazon is selling the MagSafe charger for $30 (23 percent off) and the MagSafe Battery Pack for $75 (24 percent off). Both prices […]
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  • Apple’s M3 chips reportedly on track for 2023 as next-gen cycle begins
    While we’re all waiting for the first M2 Macs to arrive sometime in 2022, Apple is already planning the third generation of its chips, which could bring a massive performance leap over the current generation.  After some setbacks, DigiTimes (via MacRumors) reports that TSMC has begun pilot production of chips built on a 3nm process, […]
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  • The best holiday Apple deals on AirPods, MacBooks, iPads, and more
    No longer is Black Friday limited to the day after Thanksgiving—holiday shopping deals began as soon as the summer ended and they won’t stop until Santa arrives. But searching for the best Apple deals doesn’t have to be an overwhelming, stressful experience. If you’re patient and smart, you can save big on Apple products without […]
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  • iOS 15.2 nears release as beta 4 arrives
    It’s common for Apple to start beta-testing a new version of iOS just a day or two after the previous version is released. And sure enough, iOS 15.2 began its beta test period just a day after iOS 15.1 was released on October 25, 2021. As is typical of these releases, it is first available […]
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  • Once more for the people in the back: iPhone sales are just fine
    Barely a week after Apple sold more devices than we can possibly count over the Black Friday-Cyber Monday frenzy, Bloomberg is spreading gloom and doom regarding iPhone sales. According to the publication’s sources, Apple is alerting suppliers that demand for the iPhone 13 has weakened heading into the new year. As usual, any Apple report […]
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  • Cursor Pro review: Enhance your Mac’s cursor with a halo
    For all the advances in computing and interfaces in roughly the last sixty years, the lowly cursor remains a tiny, often hard-to-spot object moved around a screen by a pointing device, like a mouse, trackpad, or trackball. It’s easy to lose the pointer, hand, or other icon used to represent the point at which you’re […]
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  • Best iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro cases: What to buy and what to avoid
    There are just too many iPhone cases in the world. I mean, we get it…they’re inexpensive to manufacture with a big markup, and the potential market is in the tens of millions with each new iPhone generation. Nearly everybody puts some kind of case on their phone because it’s just too easy to scuff, scratch, […]
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  • The Macworld Mac buying guide: How, what, and when to choose
    If you’re reading this article, chances are you’re thinking about buying a new Mac and may be in need of a little guidance. Fortunately, we’re quite familiar with Apple’s family of Macs, and we’re happy to help you choose the right Mac for you. This buying guide provides an overview of all the Mac models […]
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  • This great deal on web hosting is live for Cyber Monday
    Finding a good hosting service for your webspace is a huge deal. The right hosting service can keep your site safe, help you design it, and keep traffic flowing.iBrave Cloud Web Hosting: Lifetime Subscription is the last hosting service you’ll ever need, and for Cyber Monday, it’s on sale for $59.99 (Reg. $2997) with coupon code CMSAVE40.  […]
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  • Ultimate Apple Silicon showdown! How every Apple processor performs
    At the heart of every Apple device is a processor. Apple has been using its own processors in its iPhones and iPads for some time, while the Mac lineup just started the second year of a two-year transition. Apple has far more devices with its own silicon than Intel’s now, and before the end of […]
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  • These are the top Apple apps and games of 2021
    As the year comes to a close, Apple is honoring the top digital downloads of the year and now it’s the App Store’s turn. This year’s winners include developers whose “apps and games were selected by Apple’s global App Store editorial team for delivering exceptional quality, innovative technology, creative design, and positive cultural impact.” Here […]
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  • This simple tip will turn your iPhone into a music genius
    Shazam has become ubiquitous with IDing that song you hear on the radio, but you might not know that Apple actually owns the service now. And It’s built right into your iPhone without needing to download the app. You can find it in the Control Center on any iPhone running iOS 14 or later. To […]
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  • How to fix AirPods roaming behavior among your devices
    In the interest of removing friction, Apple adds automatic behavior that should make our digital lives better. Sometimes, this invisible assistance backfires when they make a change that affects how we use our devices without us realizing why they’re behaving differently. That’s the case with the AirPods automatic Bluetooth roaming feature, which was added over […]
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  • Macworld Podcast: Apple’s AR glasses could soon be a reality
    What does the future hold for Apple? It could include glasses that augment reality. We talk about what we could see from the company as soon as next year in this episode of the Macworld Podcast. This is episode 770 with Jason Cross, Michael Simon, and Roman Loyola. Podcast sponsor Thinking of getting an iPhone 13? […]
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  • Grab some great wireless earbuds for $32 during Cyber Monday
    You can get high-quality wireless earbuds without paying an arm and a leg. These AirBlast Pro Wireless Earbuds have awesome sound and connectivity, and they’re on sale for $31.99 for Cyber Monday with coupon code CMSAVE20.  AirBlast Pros have everything you’d look for in a pair of wireless earbuds that work well. Bluetooth 5.1 connects quickly and has […]
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  • The Macworld macOS Monterey superguide: Tips, how-tos, bug fixes, and more
    The next version of the Mac operating system is called macOS Monterey. Version 12 was introduced at WWDC21 and is now available to the general public on October 25. It went through 11 betas beginning on June 7, 2021. This page collects all our major articles about macOS Monterey: FAQs and feature guides, how-tos, tips, […]
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  • Apple Watch Series 7 vs Series 6: Is Apple’s newest wearable a worthy upgrade?
    The Apple Watch Series 7 is available for purchase, but unlike prior years, there aren’t any huge standout sensors or features. Yes, the screen is bigger than the Series 6, but otherwise, the Apple Watch Series 7 isn’t a huge upgrade over its predecessor. That just means you have some time to take a close […]
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