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  • newApple Fitness+ Feature 'Time to Walk' Launching Soon With Audio Stories From Special Guests
    Earlier this week, Apple seeded the watchOS 7.3 Release Candidate, which is typically the final beta version of a software update. The release notes for the update list a new "Time to Walk" feature for Apple Fitness+ subscribers, described as "an audio experience in the Workout app where guests share inspiring stories as you walk."Apple Fitness+ subscribers will be able to open the Workout app on an Apple Watch, select Time to Walk, and choose from one of the audio stories to listen to during…
    - 5 hours ago 24 Jan 21, 8:43am -
  • newiPhone 13
    It's early to talk about the 2021 iPhone, but rumors are already buzzing about what to expect from the so called iPhone 13. Here's what we know so far. Click to read our iPhone 13 Roundup.
    - 8 hours ago 24 Jan 21, 5:53am -
  • newApple Elaborates on Potential for iPhone 12 and MagSafe Accessories to Interfere With Implantable Medical Devices
    Since the launch of iPhone 12 models in October, Apple has acknowledged that the devices may cause electromagnetic interference with medical devices like pacemakers and defibrillators, but the company has now shared additional information.Apple added the following paragraph to a related support document today:Medical devices such as implanted pacemakers and defibrillators might contain sensors that respond to magnets and radios when in close contact. To avoid any potential interactions with th…
    - 10 hours ago 24 Jan 21, 4:12am -
  • newMicrosoft Touts Surface Pro 7 as 'The Better Choice' Over MacBook Pro in New Ad
    Microsoft yesterday shared a new ad on YouTube titled "Microsoft Surface Pro 7: The Better Choice," in which the company compares its tablet computer to Apple's 13-inch M1 MacBook Pro, as spotted by MSPoweruser.The ad highlights the Surface Pro 7's touchscreen and included stylus as opposed to only a "little bar" (the Touch Bar) on the MacBook Pro. Other advantages of the Surface Pro 7 mentioned in the ad include the detachable keyboard, a cheaper price, and the claim that the tablet is "a mu…
    - 13 hours ago 24 Jan 21, 12:32am -
  • newAirPods 3: Everything We Know So Far
    Apple is working on a third-generation version of the AirPods, and for this updated version rumored to be launching in 2021, we could see some design changes for the first time since the ‌AirPods‌ came out in 2016. This guide covers everything that we know about the upcoming ‌AirPods‌ 3.Design UpdatesThe third-generation ‌AirPods‌ may be updated with a design that's similar to the AirPods Pro, featuring a shorter stem and replaceable silicone ear tips that are able to better fit a…
    - 14 hours ago 23 Jan 21, 11:32pm -
  • newTop Stories: 'Thinner and Lighter' MacBook Air, Smaller iPhone 13 Notch, iOS 14.4 Incoming
    We continued to hear a lot more about Apple's plans for its Mac lineup this week, including word of a high-end redesigned MacBook Air and the return of an SD card slot as part of the upcoming MacBook Pro redesign. It also sounds like Apple has been working on Face ID for Mac, but it won't be appearing in a redesigned iMac this year as originally planned.This week also saw rumors about the iPhone 13 getting a smaller notch, and Apple is just about ready to unleash a set of operating system upda…
    - 18 hours ago 23 Jan 21, 7:30pm -
  • Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro vs. Apple AirPods Pro
    Samsung in January unveiled new flagship Galaxy S21 smartphones and alongside the new phones, introduced the $200 Galaxy Buds Pro, which are priced at $199 and offer Active Noise Cancellation.Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.These new Galaxy Buds Pro are clearly designed to compete with Apple's AirPods Pro, so we thought we'd compare the two sets of earbuds in our latest YouTube video.Design wise, the Galaxy Buds Pro look nothing like the ‌AirPods Pro‌, featuri…
    - 1 day ago 23 Jan 21, 4:04am -
  • Apple's Stock Closed at All-Time High Today Ahead of Earnings Results Next Week
    Apple's stock price closed at an all-time high of $139.07 today after reaching a new intraday record of $139.85 moments earlier.The gains come just five days before Apple is set to report its earnings results for the first quarter of the 2021 fiscal year. Many analysts forecast that Apple's quarterly revenue will exceed the $100 billion mark for the first time thanks to strong iPhone 12 sales and the launch of several other products in the quarter, including the first three Macs with Apple sil…
    - 1 day ago 23 Jan 21, 3:45am -
  • MacRumors Giveaway: Win a 30,000mAh 90W USB-C Power Bank From RAVPower
    For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with RAVPower to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a 30,000mAh 90W USB-C Power Bank for charging Apple devices.Priced at $80, the RAVPower USB-C Power Bank's 30,000mAh battery capacity is enough to charge a 16-inch MacBook Pro to full, plus it can charge an iPad Pro two and a half times or an iPhone 12 up to six times.At 90W, it can offer enough power to charge all of your devices at the fastest possible speeds provided you have the right cable…
    - 2 days ago 23 Jan 21, 12:31am -
  • 'Lessons in Chemistry' Drama Series Starring Brie Larson Coming to Apple TV+ in Spring 2022
    Apple has placed a straight-to-series order for "Lessons in Chemistry," a 1960s-era drama series starring actress Brie Larson, according to Variety. The series is expected to begin streaming on Apple TV+ in spring 2022.The report notes that Larson will play Elizabeth Zott, whose dream of being a scientist is put on hold due to gender stereotypes:Set in the early 1960s, "Lessons in Chemistry" follows Elizabeth Zott (Larson), whose dream of being a scientist is put on hold in a society deeming t…
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 11:14pm -
  • 'NUTS' and 'Spire Blast' Arrive on Apple Arcade
    "NUTS - A Surveillance Mystery" and "Spire Blast" are the latest games to join Apple Arcade's expanding library. NUTS is a single-player surveillance mystery game set in a remote forest, where players are tasked with discovering what a group of squirrels are hiding. Through carefully laying out equipment, recording the squirrels' movements, analyzing their behavior, and reporting findings, players can uncover their hidden secrets.With a bold visual style, full voice acting, careful pacing,…
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 10:07pm -
  • Deals: Amazon Discounts Quad-Core 256GB 21.5-Inch iMac Down to $1,219 ($80 Off, Lowest Price)
    Following in the wake of a deal on the 6-core 21.5-inch iMac (mid 2020) earlier in the week, Amazon is now offering a new deal on the quad-core model. You can get this 21.5-inch iMac (8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) for $1,219.00, down from $1,299.00.Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.This is the lowest price that we've seen to date on this model of the 2020 21.5-inch i…
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 9:57pm -
  • Bloomberg: Next MacBook Pro to Feature SD Card Reader
    Last week, reputable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo outlined his expectations for new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models later this year, including the return of the MagSafe charging connector, the removal of the Touch Bar, a new flat-edged design, and the return of more ports built into the notebooks for expanded connectivity.A concept of a modern MacBook Pro with an SD card readerKuo did not specify which ports might be making a comeback, but Bloomberg's Mark Gurman today reported that the next M…
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 9:20pm -
  • Deals: Amazon's New iPad Keyboard Sale Includes 11-Inch Magic Keyboard for $199 ($100 Off, Lowest Price)
    Amazon today is discounting a few of Apple's keyboards for the iPad Pro and iPad Air, starting with the Magic Keyboard for 11-inch iPad Pro at $199.00, down from $299.00. This is the lowest price that we've tracked to date for this Magic Keyboard, which can also be used with the fourth generation iPad Air.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.You can also get the Magi…
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 8:13pm -
  • Bloomberg: Face ID for iMac Likely Pushed Back to Second Iteration of Upcoming Redesign
    Apple is believed to be working on redesigned versions of the iMac that feature the biggest design overhaul to the ‌iMac‌ line since 2012. However, Apple's Face ID facial recognition authentication system is likely to feature in the second iteration of the redesign rather than the first, which is due this year, according to a new report today by Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.The tidbit came at the end of a report today about a forthcoming redesign of the MacBook Air. In addition, the report high…
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 5:26pm -
  • Bloomberg: Apple Working on 'Thinner and Lighter' High-End MacBook Air With MagSafe, Could Launch in Second Half of 2021
    Apple is working on a "thinner and lighter" version of the MacBook Air that the company plans to release during the second half of this year at the earliest or in 2022, according to a new report by well-connected Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman.It will include Apple's MagSafe charging technology and a next-generation version of the company's in-house Mac processors. Apple has discussed making the laptop smaller by shrinking the border around the screen, which will remain 13-inches. The current…
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 5:04pm -
  • Microsoft Edge Browser Gains 'Sleeping Tabs' Feature, New Visual Themes, Password Generator, and More
    Microsoft has updated its Edge browser for Mac with several new features, bringing "sleeping tabs," a password generator and monitor, new visual themes, and more.The "Sleeping tabs" feature aims to improve performance by releasing system resources for inactive or backgrounded tabs. The feature is optional and can be enabled in the browser settings menu. Meanwhile, the new password generator suggests to users a secure and complex password whenever they sign up to a website for the first time…
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 4:47pm -
  • Psychological Thriller 'Losing Alice' Debuts on Apple TV+
    Neo-noir psychological thriller "Losing Alice" debuted on Apple TV+ today. Written and directed by Sigal Avin and starring Israeli actress Ayelet Zurer, the series follows aging director Alice and her growing obsession with a young screenwriter named Sophie."Losing Alice" is a thrilling cinematic journey that uses flashbacks and flash-forwards in a satisfyingly complex narrative that takes the viewer through the conscious and subconscious of its protagonist's mind. The series follows Alice (pla…
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 4:09pm -
  • Reports of Lackluster iPhone 12 Mini Sales Corroborated By Supply Chain Sources
    Recent reports of Apple cutting iPhone 12 mini production to increase manufacturing capacity for the more popular iPhone 12 Pro were corroborated on Friday by DigiTimes, citing supply chain sources.Today's report suggests that Apple's smallest iPhone 12 model was launched to target the U.S. and European markets, but the global health crisis has impacted sales in these territories, leading to a slowdown in ‌iPhone 12 mini‌ orders.Pegatron has seen a slowdown in orders for the ‌iPhone 12…
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 3:19pm -
  • Apple Seeds Release Candidate Version of macOS Big Sur 11.2 to Developers and Public Beta Testers
    Apple today seeded the RC version of an upcoming macOS Big Sur 11.2 update to developers for testing purposes, with the new beta coming a week after the second beta and two months after initial macOS Big Sur release.Developers can download the ‌‌‌macOS Big Sur‌‌‌ 11.2 beta using the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences after installing the proper profile from the Apple Developer Center.‌macOS Big Sur‌ 11.2 beta 2 eliminates a feature that allowed Apple apps bypass…
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 3:10am -

The Unofficial Apple Blog

  • newPixar's 'Soul' was so popular on streaming that it beat 'The Office'
    There was little doubt Pixar’s Soul would find a large audience by going straight to Disney+ in many countries, but it’s now clear just how successful that strategy was. Deadline reports that the existential movie topped Nielsen’s streaming rankings...
    - 9 hours ago 24 Jan 21, 4:40am -
  • newTesla accuses engineer of stealing crucial company software
    Tesla is no stranger to allegations of staff stealing its technology, but its latest case may be particularly brazen if true. As Electrek has learned, the EV maker has sued engineer Alex Khatilov for allegedly stealing the company’s custom Warp Drive...
    - 10 hours ago 24 Jan 21, 3:37am -
  • newBoeing wants all its aircraft to fly on sustainable fuels by 2030
    Boeing has vowed to make flights using its planes more eco-friendly within the next decade: The aviation titan has announced its commitment to make sure its planes can fly on 100 percent sustainable fuels by 2030. It explained that making the shift t...
    - 11 hours ago 24 Jan 21, 2:58am -
  • newFTC issues first fines using a law against ticket scalping bots
    Most live events simply aren’t an option due to the pandemic, but that isn’t stopping the FTC from cracking down on ticket scalper bots. The regulator has taken its first legal action using the Better Online Ticket Sales (BOTS) Act meant to punish th...
    - 13 hours ago 24 Jan 21, 1:06am -
  • newHome security technician admits hacking customers' security cameras
    A former ADT security company employee has admitted to breaking into the cameras he installed in users’ homes in the Dallas area to watch their private moments. Telesforo Aviles has pleaded guilty to computer fraud and now faces up to five years in f...
    - 14 hours ago 24 Jan 21, 12:15am -
  • newItaly blocks TikTok for some users following girl's death
    TikTok is facing mounting concerns over its approach to younger users. The Guardian reports that Italy’s Data Protection Authority (DPA) has blocked TikTok for users whose age can’t be verified after a 10-year-old girl died while allegedly participat...
    - 14 hours ago 23 Jan 21, 11:58pm -
  • newICYMI: We test out the latest Samsung Galaxy smartphones
    Now that CES is over, we can really get the new year underway. Here at Engadget, that means reviewing all of the latest tech as it becomes available, from smartphones to smart scales. At last week’s Unpacked event, Samsung announced two smartphones,...
    - 15 hours ago 23 Jan 21, 10:30pm -
  • newHitting the Books: AI doctors and the dangers tiered medical care
    Healthcare is a human right, however, nobody said all coverage is created equal. Artificial intelligence and machine learning systems are already making impressive inroads into the myriad fields of medicine — from IBM’s Watson: Hospital Edition and A...
    - 16 hours ago 23 Jan 21, 10:00pm -
  • newApple's Magic Keyboard for iPad drops to $199 at Amazon
    It’s now decidedly more affordable to get the combo of an iPad and a Magic Keyboard — if you act quickly, at least. Amazon is selling the Magic Keyboard for the iPad Air and 11-inch iPad Pro (no Pencil included) for $199, a full $100 below the usual...
    - 16 hours ago 23 Jan 21, 9:43pm -
  • newRecommended Reading: What went wrong with Cyberpunk 2077?
    Inside Cyberpunk 2077's disastrous rolloutJason Schreier, BloombergInterviews with more than 20 CD Projekt Red staff members (current and former) uncovered a development cycle “marred by unchecked ambition, poor planning and technical shortcomings.”...
    - 17 hours ago 23 Jan 21, 8:30pm -
  • newThe Morning After: Microsoft changed its mind about an Xbox Live price hike
    Usually, a company releasing news late on a Friday night is a bad sign, but Microsoft went the other way. After starting off Friday by awkwardly announcing revised pricing for Xbox Live Gold that would’ve doubled the cost for new Xbox accounts to acc...
    - 18 hours ago 23 Jan 21, 8:05pm -
  • Facebook inexplicably logs out iPhone users
    Facebook isn’t down, but it did start an odd trending topic on Twitter Friday night as confused iPhone owners tried to figure out why the social network logged them out. I haven’t found an explanation for why this happened, but it appears that everyo...
    - 1 day ago 23 Jan 21, 11:47am -
  • Microsoft reverses Xbox Live price hike, will add free multiplayer for some games
    In one of the first positive Friday night news dumps I can remember, Microsoft has not only reversed course on its poorly-received plan to raise the price for Xbox Live, it’s adding a treat. Soon, for free-to-play games (like Fortnite, Apex Legends o...
    - 1 day ago 23 Jan 21, 10:46am -
  • SpaceX's first 'rideshare' mission will launch a record number of satellites (updated)
    The SpaceX Transporter-1 mission set to launch today will put 133 commercial and government spacecraft, as well as 10 more Starlink satellites, in orbit. SpaceX says that’s “the most spacecraft ever deployed on a single mission” — the previous record...
    - 1 day ago 23 Jan 21, 10:45am -
  • NBC is shutting down its sports cable channel as the bundle contracts
    According to reports by the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg, NBC Sports Group Chairman Pete Bevacqua told staffers in a memo that the NBC Sports Network cable channel is shutting down the end of this year. While it’s unclear what will happen to som...
    - 1 day ago 23 Jan 21, 9:25am -
  • Amazon will start streaming Robert Kirkman's 'Invincible' on March 26th
    Amazon has shared the first trailer for Invincible. The upcoming adult animated series sees The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman and Steven Yeun reunite for another project. This time around, Yeun stars as 17-year-old Mark Grayson, who struggles to come...
    - 1 day ago 23 Jan 21, 4:30am -
  • The first big 'Cyberpunk 2077' patch has arrived
    As promised, the first of two early-2021 patches for CD Projekt Red’s troubled Cyberpunk 2077 has arrived. This updates the game to version 1.1 on PC, consoles and Stadia, and according to the notes it lays the groundwork for future updates, while al...
    - 1 day ago 23 Jan 21, 4:06am -
  • Blizzard is gobbling up Vicarious Visions
    Game publisher Activision is folding one of its oldest support studios into Blizzard. On Friday, the company told GamesIndustry.biz all 200 team members of Vicarious Visions are now employees of Blizzard. And moving forward, they’ll be “fully dedicat...
    - 1 day ago 23 Jan 21, 2:18am -
  • Democrats ask Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to rework their suggestion algorithms
    A group of more than 30 democratic lawmakers led by Representatives Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) and Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) are calling on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to make substantive changes to their recommendation algorithms. In three separate letters...
    - 2 days ago 23 Jan 21, 1:11am -
  • Cadillac's upcoming Celestiq flagship EV has a tint-shifting smart roof
    GM has high hopes for its upcoming Cadillac Celestiq sedan, slated for release in 2023. The flagship EV is being built to help the brand recapture its reign as “the Standard of the World.” As such, it’s expected to arrive packed to the gills with cut...
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 11:39pm -
  • The best deals we found this week: $40 off Google's Pixel 4a 5G and more
    This week brought a return of some holiday sale prices, plus a few deals that are even better than those we saw late last year. Google’s Pixel 4a 5G fell to a new record-low price, while the 8th-generation iPad remains on sale for $299. If you want t...
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 10:50pm -
  • Pinterest adds eyeshadow to its virtual makeup kit
    Pinterest has expanded its Try On feature with a new makeup category: eyeshadow. The app will now give you a way to virtually try on eyeshadow products from Lancome, YSL, Urban Decay and NYX Cosmetics. You can access the selection by tapping the Pint...
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 10:30pm -
  • President Biden appoints 'world-class' cybersecurity team in wake of hacks
    President Biden is elevating the importance of cybersecurity in light of the SolarWinds hack that compromised multiple government institutions. Reuters reports that Biden has appointed (and will soon appoint) a host of officials well-versed in cybers...
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 10:05pm -
  • Microsoft won't increase Xbox Live Gold prices for new members
    Microsoft continues sending not-so-subtle signals that it would really, really like you to drop Xbox Live Gold in favor of Game Pass. The company has raised prices for new Xbox Live Gold memberships across the board, with the changes becoming more no...
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 9:03pm -
  • Podcast: Samsung Galaxy S21 and S21 Ultra review
    We’re back in review mode this week! Cherlynn dishes her thoughts on the Samsung Galaxy S21 and S21 Ultra, and whether they’re worthy upgrades over last year’s phones. Do all those cameras make a difference? And is there a point to releasing a Galaxy...
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 7:00pm -

9to5 Mac Apple News

  • newVideo: Microsoft takes shots at Apple’s MacBook Pro in new ad for Surface Pro 7
    Microsoft is ramping up its marketing efforts against Apple’s Mac lineup. As first spotted by MS Power User, the company has published a new ad for its Surface Pro 7 on YouTube, touting that it’s the “better choice” when compared to Apple’s MacBook Pro. more…The post Video: Microsoft takes shots at Apple’s MacBook Pro in new ad for Surface Pro 7 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 10 hours ago 24 Jan 21, 4:17am -
  • newApple Watch credited with helping police locate kidnapped Texas woman
    Police in Selma, Texas are crediting the Apple Watch with helping them locate a kidnapped woman. As reported by Fox San Antonio, the kidnapped woman used her Apple Watch to call for help, and police were able to use a cellular ping to track her. more…The post Apple Watch credited with helping police locate kidnapped Texas woman appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 15 hours ago 23 Jan 21, 10:54pm -
  • newFacebook says a ‘configuration change’ mistakenly logged iPhone users out of their accounts
    If you woke up this morning and were inexplicably logged out of the Facebook app on your iPhone, you’re not alone. Facebook says that a “configuration change” affected people’s ability to access the Facebook app on their iPhone on Friday evening, but the issue appears to have since been resolved for most users. more…The post Facebook says a ‘configuration change’ mistakenly logged iPhone users out of their accounts appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 16 hours ago 23 Jan 21, 9:29pm -
  • Google Drive File Stream adding M1 Mac support in April, Backup and Sync already updated
    Since the November launch of Apple Silicon-powered Macs, third-party developers have been steadily updating their apps with native support. Google now plans to update Drive File Stream in April with M1 support. more…The post Google Drive File Stream adding M1 Mac support in April, Backup and Sync already updated appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 23 Jan 21, 10:50am -
  • Apple Pioneer Place mural donated to nonprofit Don’t Shoot PDX
    The vibrant George Floyd mural surrounding Apple Pioneer Place in Portland, Oregon will live on under the care of nonprofit Don’t Shoot PDX. Apple donated the community artwork in hopes of preserving the sprit of 2020’s social and racial justice protests. more…The post Apple Pioneer Place mural donated to nonprofit Don’t Shoot PDX appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 23 Jan 21, 8:20am -
  • Focos photo editor for iOS updated with support for Apple ProRAW images
    Focos is a popular photo editor for iOS that brings advanced tools to edit images with depth field taken using Portrait Mode on iPhone. The app was updated this week with some interesting new features, including support for the Apple ProRAW image — which is available for iPhone 12 Pro users. more…The post Focos photo editor for iOS updated with support for Apple ProRAW images appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 23 Jan 21, 5:06am -
  • AAPL climbs to new all-time high as expectations set for first $100B quarter
    AAPL saw a slight gain today as the overall market saw the opposite. That was enough to push Apple shares to a new all-time high. Notably, that’s against the backdrop of the company reporting its holiday performance on January 27 – with expectations that it will be Apple’s first-ever $100 billion quarter. more…The post AAPL climbs to new all-time high as expectations set for first $100B quarter appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 23 Jan 21, 4:49am -
  • Sophos Home brings commercial-grade security to everyone for Mac, iOS, PC, Android [30% off deal]
    While Macs aren’t as vulnerable to viruses, malware, and other threats as Windows PCs, they’re definitely not immune. If you’re thinking of upping the security on your Mac this year with advanced features, Sophos Home is a great solution to protect multiple devices including Macs, iPhones, iPads, PCs, and Android devices. Sophos Home offers anyone commercial-grade protection including prevention against phishing websites, remote management to help family or friends, remote alerts and scan…
    - 1 day ago 23 Jan 21, 4:32am -
  • How to watch McGregor vs Poirier UFC 257 on iPhone, Mac, Apple TV, web
    Irish UFC star Conor McGregor is set to rematch Dustin Poirier on January 23 at 10 pm ET/7 pm PT at UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. Read along for how to watch McGregor vs Poirier UFC 257 on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, the web, and more. more…The post How to watch McGregor vs Poirier UFC 257 on iPhone, Mac, Apple TV, web appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 23 Jan 21, 3:26am -
  • Poll: Do you think the iPhone 12 mini form factor will stick around in the future?
    Over the past few weeks, a variety of reports have suggested that the iPhone 12 mini is not selling as well as the rest of the iPhone 12 lineup. One the flip side, the iPhone 12 Pro is said to be selling better than Apple had expected. Naturally, this makes us wonder if the “mini” form factor will stick around for this year’s iPhone 12S or iPhone 13. more…The post Poll: Do you think the iPhone 12 mini form factor will stick around in the future? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 23 Jan 21, 2:48am -
  • Survey claims 62% of Apple TV+ subscribers are on a free trial as Apple builds its content catalog
    Results from a new survey claim to offer up a look at how many of Apple TV+ subscribers are still on a free trial, what the future could look like for subs as trials end, and more as Apple TV+ continues to expand its content. more…The post Survey claims 62% of Apple TV+ subscribers are on a free trial as Apple builds its content catalog appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 23 Jan 21, 2:18am -
  • Opinion: After a rocky few years, the future of the Mac is now brighter than ever
    Over the last week, we’ve gained a very clear picture of what to expect from the 2021 MacBook Pro update: a slight redesign, more IO ports, the end of the Touch Bar, and the return of MagSafe. Essentially, Apple is undoing the changes it introduced with the 2016 MacBook Pro, an update that proved to be controversial for multiple reasons.With the Apple Silicon transition moving along swiftly and rumors of updates across the entire Mac lineup, it’s a good time to be a Mac fan. It’s also wo…
    - 2 days ago 23 Jan 21, 1:23am -
  • ‘Channels’ live TV app adds Picture in Picture support on iOS and Apple TV
    Live TV app “Channels” is out with an update today for Apple TV and iOS that brings the highly requested Picture in Picture support. After a good amount of work, the Channels team was able to figure out how to offer PiP without the need for transcoding or a DVR server. more…The post ‘Channels’ live TV app adds Picture in Picture support on iOS and Apple TV appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 23 Jan 21, 12:26am -
  • Apple TV+ picks up new ‘Lessons in Chemistry’ drama with Brie Larson
    A new drama series is set to debut on Apple TV+ called Lessons in Chemistry. According to Variety, Brie Larson will executive produce as well as star in the new series. more…The post Apple TV+ picks up new ‘Lessons in Chemistry’ drama with Brie Larson appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 23 Jan 21, 12:02am -
  • Latest Apple Arcade games for iPhone, iPod touch, Mac, Apple TV [Spire Blast and NUTS]
    Apple Arcade launched with close to 100 titles and the service is seeing new games added regularly. Follow along with our guide on the latest from Apple’s gaming service.New for January 22: Spire Blast and NUTS. more…The post Latest Apple Arcade games for iPhone, iPod touch, Mac, Apple TV [Spire Blast and NUTS] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 11:10pm -
  • Apple hit with another antitrust complaint after App Store rejects ‘Corona Control Game’
    Apple’s antitrust complaints continue grow with the latest one being filed with the European Commission by Florian Mueller, a German developer. The case is based on Mueller’s app originally called “Corona Control Game” being rejected by the App Store. more…The post Apple hit with another antitrust complaint after App Store rejects ‘Corona Control Game’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 10:36pm -
  • MacBooks from $790 highlight today’s best deals, plus iPhones go on sale, more
    Today’s best deals include MacBook Pros, a new Verizon flash sale on iPhones, and various iOttie car mounts. Head below for all of that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more…The post MacBooks from $790 highlight today’s best deals, plus iPhones go on sale, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 10:31pm -
  • HomeKit Weekly: The best outdoor HomeKit cameras for securing your home
    Integrating your cameras into HomeKit is one of the best ways to build up your smart home environment, but which cameras are the best? This week, I will give you all the information about the best HomeKit cameras for securing the outdoors of your home in 2021. more…The post HomeKit Weekly: The best outdoor HomeKit cameras for securing your home appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 10:30pm -
  • Apple finally publishes macOS Big Sur Sketch library for designers and developers
    Nearly two months after macOS Big Sur’s public release, the Apple human interface team has finally released an updated Sketch library optimized for its top to bottom redesign. User interface designers and developers have been anxiously awaiting this new design kit for quite awhile. more…The post Apple finally publishes macOS Big Sur Sketch library for designers and developers appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 9:57pm -
  • [Update: Optimized charging on M1 MacBooks] Apple should offer users more control over battery health features
    Apple introduced a new software feature with iOS 13 that helps prolong the life of your iPhone’s battery called “Optimized Battery Charging.” I’d love to see Apple not only expand it to iPad and Mac but also take a page out of Tesla’s book (and Dell, Samsung, others) and adopt a feature from its charging strategy.Update 1/22/21: After two months, my 13-inch M1 MacBook Pro has learned my charging schedule and is limiting charging to 80% with Optimized Battery Charging. more…The p…
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 9:23pm -
  • 9to5Mac Daily: January 22, 2021 – New MacBook Air rumors, iOS 14.4 RC
    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 Crypto Pro: Track Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies on your Apple Watch. more…The post 9to5Mac Daily: January 22, 2021 – New MacBook Air rumors, iOS 14.4 RC appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 7:52pm -
  • [Update: Launching in Feb.] ‘Big Mail’ takes new approach to transforming email with native apps for iOS and Mac
    A new upcoming email client called Big Mail is preparing to roll out its beta to early users. Like many email apps before it, Big Mail’s goal is to reimagine email and take away the pain points. While that’s a tall order, from looking at the radically different approach to the UI and how useful and sharp it could be, Big Mail might be onto something. more…The post [Update: Launching in Feb.] ‘Big Mail’ takes new approach to transforming email with native apps for iOS and Mac appeare…
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  • Apple starts $5 Build Your Collection movie sale featuring iconic 80s and 90s films
    Apple has kicked off a $5 Build Your Collection movie sale this weekend. You’ll find a wide range of genres discounted with a number of titles from the 80s and 90s headlining. All of these films will become a permanent part of your library, so now is a great time to expand your collection and enjoy some classic movies. Head below for all of our top picks. more…The post Apple starts $5 Build Your Collection movie sale featuring iconic 80s and 90s films appeared first on 9to5Mac.
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  • 9to5Mac Happy Hour 313: Apple’s first AR device, iPhone 13 notch, Unity Apple Watch face
    9to5Mac’s Benjamin Mayo and Zac Hall discuss what came out at CES this week, Samsung beatS Apple to AirTags, Apple’s first AR device, 2021 iPhone rumors, and more on this week’s episode.Sponsored by Audible: Visit audible.com/9to5mac or text 9to5mac to 500-500 to start your 30 day trial.Sponsored by Ladder: Check out ladderlife.com/happyhour to see if you’re instantly approved.Sponsored by Guardian: Download the Guardian app to protect your data and receive a 3-day free trial or $10…
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  • Face ID for Mac ‘developed’ by Apple but not coming soon; 5G same
    We’ve long expected Apple to offer Face ID for Mac models, just as it does for the iPhone and iPad Pro. Bloomberg’s report on an upcoming higher-end MacBook Air has a mix of good and bad news on this front.Another feature some have long wanted for MacBooks is the ability to connect to mobile data directly when Wi-Fi isn’t available. The report says the position is the same for both features: They are coming, but not soon … more…The post Face ID for Mac ‘developed’ by Apple but…
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  • Another supply-chain report says iPhone 12 mini production cut
    An analyst note earlier this week suggested that iPhone 12 mini production for this quarter had been cut by 2M units in response to disappointing sales. It said this had been balanced by better-than-expected sales of the more expensive iPhone 12 Pro, and that Apple was upping production of this by the same amount.A new supply-chain report today echoes this, and provides a little more detail … more…The post Another supply-chain report says iPhone 12 mini production cut appeared first on…
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  • Bloomberg: Apple to launch ‘higher end’ MacBook Air with thinner bezels as soon as later this year, brings back MagSafe charging
    According to the latest report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple is developing a new MacBook Air model that will launch later this year or in 2022. Described as a higher-end model in the MacBook Air family, it would offer an even thinner and lighter design than the current MacBook Air, and also come equipped with next-generation Apple silicon — suggesting even better performance than the M1 chip is not too far away. more…The post Bloomberg: Apple to launch ‘higher end’ MacBook Ai…
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  • Apple TV+ Guide: Here are all the Apple TV shows and movies available now
    Apple TV+ offers exclusive Apple original TV shows and movies in 4K HDR quality. You can watch across all of your screens and pick up where you left off on any device. Apple TV+ costs $4.99 per month. Here’s every Apple original television show and movie available now on Apple TV+, as well as the latest trailers …more…The post Apple TV+ Guide: Here are all the Apple TV shows and movies available now appeared first on 9to5Mac.
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  • Apple debuts new interactive Valentine’s Day gift guide featuring iPhone 12, HomePod mini, and more
    Apple has updated Apple.com with an all-new gift guide for Valentine’s Day shoppers. The gift guide is interactive and lets you shop for specific types of people such as “lovers of photography” or “lovers of music.” more…The post Apple debuts new interactive Valentine’s Day gift guide featuring iPhone 12, HomePod mini, and more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
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  • Servant’s season two premiere registered more than twice the audience on Apple TV+
    Servant was one of the first shows to be available on Apple TV+, and the first episode of season two officially premiered last week. According to a Deadline report, Servant’s second season premiere on Apple’s streaming service registered more than twice the audience when compared to the premiere of the first season. more…The post Servant’s season two premiere registered more than twice the audience on Apple TV+ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 5:33am -
  • Today at Apple and Made in LDN launch virtual sessions for young musicians
    Today at Apple and Made in LDN are again teaming up with the creative arts youth space Spotlight to help young musicians launch their careers in the music industry. The Music Revival series will offer virtual creative sessions from February 10 to June 30. more…The post Today at Apple and Made in LDN launch virtual sessions for young musicians appeared first on 9to5Mac.
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  • Analysts expect Apple to grow 15% this year as work-from-home activities boost sales
    In a new investors note, analysts at Morgan Stanley anticipate that Apple is expected to grow 15.1% over the next 12 months. Besides the strong sales of the iPhone 12 lineup, the company should benefit from prolonged work-from-home activities as customers are now buying more computers and tablets. more…The post Analysts expect Apple to grow 15% this year as work-from-home activities boost sales appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 4:14am -
  • macOS Big Sur 11.2 RC now available with Bluetooth improvements, M1 Mac fixes, more
    The Release Candidate version of macOS Big Sur 11.2 is now available to developers. This comes after Apple issued the iOS 14.4 and watchOS 7.3 RC versions earlier today. Head below for the full release notes for macOS Big Sur 11.2. more…The post macOS Big Sur 11.2 RC now available with Bluetooth improvements, M1 Mac fixes, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 3:05am -
  • Reviews pit Samsung’s new Galaxy S21 Ultra flagship against the iPhone 12 with mixed results
    Reviews of Samsung’s newest Galaxy S21 Ultra flagship have hit today, with reviewers pitting the new 6.8-inch device against Apple’s current iPhone 12 lineup. Reviewers say that while the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra features a more ergonomic finish, the iPhone 12 lineup still has a leg up in certain areas. more…The post Reviews pit Samsung’s new Galaxy S21 Ultra flagship against the iPhone 12 with mixed results appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 2:06am -
  • Gallery: Here’s a first look at the new watchOS 7.3 ‘Unity’ watch face
    Apple today launched watchOS 7.3 RC to developers, which enables ECG and irregular heart rhythm notifications in more countries, guided audio walking workouts for Apple Fitness+ subscribers, and also a new watch face called “Unity.” As watchOS 7.3 is not yet available to the public, read on for a first look at this new watch face created by Apple. more…The post Gallery: Here’s a first look at the new watchOS 7.3 ‘Unity’ watch face appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 22 Jan 21, 1:31am -
  • Second report says iOS 15 to drop support for iPhone 6s, original iPhone SE, more
    A new report today from iPhoneSoft claims to have details on what devices Apple plans to drop support with iOS 15. Notably, the information lines up with a preview report we saw at the end of last year suggesting the iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, original iPhone SE will be on the chopping block. more…The post Second report says iOS 15 to drop support for iPhone 6s, original iPhone SE, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 22 Jan 21, 12:19am -
  • watchOS 7.3 RC released to developers with new unity watch face, Time to Walk feature, ECG in more countries
    Apple has been testing watchOS 7.3 and other software updates since December last year, and now it seems the company is ready to release them to the public. Following the release of iOS 14.4 RC, Apple has just released watchOS 7.3 RC to developers — which brings a new watch face and also enables ECG in Japan and three other countries. more…The post watchOS 7.3 RC released to developers with new unity watch face, Time to Walk feature, ECG in more countries appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 21 Jan 21, 11:56pm -
  • iOS 14.4 RC now available to developers, here are the full release notes
    The Release Candidate version of iOS 14.4 is now available to developers. Apple has also published the full release notes for the update, including new details on improvements to the Camera app, bug fixes, and much more. more…The post iOS 14.4 RC now available to developers, here are the full release notes appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 21 Jan 21, 11:44pm -
  • Fuzion app expands double exposures and image blending tech to all iPhones
    Fuzion launched back in 2019 as a super efficient and fun way to create unique images with double exposures and image blending. It was originally just compatible with iPhones that could take Portrait mode photos. Now with a major update, Fuzion is compatible with all iPhones and isn’t limited to official Portrait mode images. The update also brings other neat features like a text tool, stickers, fresh UI, and more. more…The post Fuzion app expands double exposures and image blending tech…
    - 3 days ago 21 Jan 21, 11:12pm -
  • Deals: Beats Solo Pro $150, Adobe Photoshop Elements 2021 $60, HomeKit accessories, more
    Today’s best deals include Beats Solo Pro wireless headphones, Adobe Photoshop Elements 2021, and affordable HomeKit accessories. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more…The post Deals: Beats Solo Pro $150, Adobe Photoshop Elements 2021 $60, HomeKit accessories, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 21 Jan 21, 10:28pm -
  • These are the best applications for sleep tracking with Apple Watch
    Sleep tracking with Apple Watch is a great way to gain new insight into your sleeping habits and trends over time. In fact, with the release of watchOS 7 last fall, Apple officially added native sleep tracking support to the Apple Watch for the first time. Read on as we round up the best sleep tracking apps for Apple Watch, comparing Apple’s first-party solution with the competition. more…The post These are the best applications for sleep tracking with Apple Watch appeared first on 9to5M…
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  • Concept: The Apple TV remote solution was right in front of us
    It’s no secret that the Apple TV Siri Remote is controversial. It’s a powerful remote that many believe is poorly designed. It’s not easy to use in the dark, and it has very few distinct buttons. Lots of folks turn to their iPhone or Apple Watch to use as an alternate remote. That’s in part because the user interface can change. So this had us wondering what a better stand-alone Apple TV remote could look like. Turns out, the solution was in front of us all along. more…The post Conc…
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  • ‘Beeper’ app from Pebble founder brings your chat apps into one place, iMessage on Android too
    In an effort to bring all of your messaging apps into a single place, Beeper does the heavy lifting and can even bring iMessage to Android and Windows. more…The post ‘Beeper’ app from Pebble founder brings your chat apps into one place, iMessage on Android too appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 21 Jan 21, 9:12pm -
  • Turn your Apple TV into a Super Nintendo (sort of) with elago’s new cases
    It’s been a particularly busy stretch for elago as the popular accessory-maker has been rolling out new add-ons for iPhone, AirPods, and more. Just yesterday we went hands-on with elago’s new MagSafe-compatible stands for the latest iPhones. Now today, we’re getting a new accessory for Apple TV. The elago T4 case turns Apple’s streaming media player into a Nintendo console, at least on the outside. This continues the brand’s long-running approach to turning Apple’s first-party devic…
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  • Video shows what it would be like to run macOS on an iPad through a virtual Hackintosh
    Hackintoshes – PCs tweaked to run macOS with workarounds have been around for a while. But as Apple only wants its software to run on its own devices, it’s become more difficult over time to actually use them as functional machines. Now a new type of Hackintosh appears to be gaining some traction that may be useful for research and educational purposes, virtual Hackintoshes. Interestingly, a video of an iPad running macOS has just surfaced as the latest virtual Hackintosh. more…The post…
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  • CIRP: iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and strong Services boost Apple’s holiday quarter
    The analysts at Consumer Intelligence Research Partners are out with a new report today highlighting expectations for Apple’s first fiscal quarter of 2021. Apple is set to report its fiscal Q1 2021 earnings next week, and CIRP expects strong results driven by the iPhone 12 and growth in services such as Apple Music and Apple TV. more…The post CIRP: iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and strong Services boost Apple’s holiday quarter appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 21 Jan 21, 7:59pm -
  • iPhone trade-in gets you twice as much as a comparable Android one, a year in
    New data provided by a trade-in website shows that an iPhone trade-in gets you twice as much as trading in a comparable flagship Android smartphone a year after you bought it. Both comparisons are calculated as a percentage of the purchase price, to ensure that they are like-for-like … more…The post iPhone trade-in gets you twice as much as a comparable Android one, a year in appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 21 Jan 21, 7:54pm -
  • 9to5Mac Daily: January 21, 2021– Apple VR headset plans, more on iPhone 12S
    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 Crypto Pro: Bitcoin / crypto ticker and portfolio. Get a month of Premium with code 9TO5MAC. more…The post 9to5Mac Daily: January 21, 2021– Apple VR headset plans, more on iPhone 12S appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 21 Jan 21, 7:17pm -
  • Apple and Google welcome Biden’s executive orders on immigration
    Apple and Google have both welcomed two executive orders on immigration signed by President Biden on his first day in office.Biden wasted no time yesterday in getting down to work, signing no fewer than 17 executive orders. Many of these reversed decisions taken by Trump during his time in office, two of them concerning immigration … more…The post Apple and Google welcome Biden’s executive orders on immigration appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 21 Jan 21, 7:17pm -
  • Apple’s first headset will be the Mac Pro of VR devices – Bloomberg

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  • Another report of smaller notch in this year’s iPhones; sensor-shift OIS, too
    A new report today echoes earlier ones that this year’s iPhones – possibly named the iPhone 12S – will have a smaller notch.We’re expecting the design of this year’s models to be very similar to the iPhone 12, but a MacOtakara report earlier in the month suggested that Apple would manage to shrink the screen notch … more…The post Another report of smaller notch in this year’s iPhones; sensor-shift OIS, too appeared first on 9to5Mac.
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  • Mac: How to turn off automatic switching with AirPods, AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max
    macOS Big Sur and iOS 14 have an automatic switching feature for AirPods, AirPods Pro, and AirPod Max and as it happens, it’s turned on by default. If you’re finding it a hassle for your workflow, follow along for how to turn off automatic AirPods switching on Mac. more…The post Mac: How to turn off automatic switching with AirPods, AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 21 Jan 21, 4:30pm -
  • 9 best Bitcoin and cryptocurrency apps for your iPhone
    Bitcoin isn’t a new phenomenon (it was actually released in its most primitive form way back in 2009), but it might be a new phenomenon for you! Thankfully, while the Bitcoin waters may be confusing and difficult to wade through, there are lots of great Bitcoin apps for your iPhone to help you get started. In this guide, we’re going to take you through the best Bitcoin-only apps and some other great cryptocurrency apps. more…The post 9 best Bitcoin and cryptocurrency apps for your iPhon…
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  • Tim Cook gave Trump a 2019 Mac Pro unit assembled in the US as a gift
    Apple held an event in 2019 at one of its facilities in Austin, where the company has been assembling Mac Pro since 2013. Apple CEO Tim Cook invited Donald Trump to announce that the new-generation Mac Pro would also be assembled in the US — but it seems that Trump got more than just an invitation that day. His final financial report revealed that Trump also received a Mac Pro as a gift. more…The post Tim Cook gave Trump a 2019 Mac Pro unit assembled in the US as a gift appeared first on…
    - 3 days ago 21 Jan 21, 8:24am -
  • Opinion: The problem with Apple reportedly killing the MacBook Pro Touch Bar
    Ming-Chi Kuo, a reliable supply chain analyst for TF International Securities, predicts a bold new class of MacBook Pros this year with MagSafe charging and I/O ports that won’t require dongles. What Kuo doesn’t forecast is a future for the Touch Bar, the strip of touchscreen panel Apple added to the MacBook Pro in 2016. Love or hate the Touch Bar, that’s a bad thing. more…The post Opinion: The problem with Apple reportedly killing the MacBook Pro Touch Bar appeared first on 9to5Mac.…
    - 3 days ago 21 Jan 21, 7:41am -
  • Apple TV+ had only 3% market share in the US last quarter, Netflix still in first place
    Although Apple has been investing in new movies and shows for its streaming service Apple TV+, the platform is still far from being considered a huge success. New research from JustWatch obtained by 9to5Mac revealed that Apple TV+ had only 3% of market share in the fourth quarter of 2020 in the US, ranking far behind competitors like Netflix, Disney+, and even Peacock. more…The post Apple TV+ had only 3% market share in the US last quarter, Netflix still in first place appeared first on 9to…
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  • Best apps for young kids to foster fun and creative learning
    Just like adults, it can be easy for kiddos to get sucked into passively watching videos on iPad or TV. But what about more engaging digital experiences that encourage creative and fun learning? Follow along for a look at some of the best apps for young kids. more…The post Best apps for young kids to foster fun and creative learning appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 21 Jan 21, 4:11am -
  • M1 Macs can now run full version of Linux thanks to new Corellium port
    Since the new M1 Macs were announced, developers have been working to run different operating systems on the Apple Silicon platform, including Windows and Linux. Now, thanks to Corellium, it’s possible to run Ubuntu — a popular Linux distro — on new Macs with M1 chip. more…The post M1 Macs can now run full version of Linux thanks to new Corellium port appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 21 Jan 21, 3:28am -
  • Poll: Will this year’s new iPhone be the ‘iPhone 12S’ or ‘iPhone 13’?
    Rumors about what to expect from the 2021 iPhone have started to gather steam, and it’s looking increasingly like that it will be an “S” year. This comes after the iPhone 12 brought a major redesign among other changes, but we want to know what you think: What will this year’s iPhone update be called? more…The post Poll: Will this year’s new iPhone be the ‘iPhone 12S’ or ‘iPhone 13’? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 21 Jan 21, 2:38am -
  • Tested: New elago MS2 Charging Dock brings HomePod mini vibes and MagSafe
    You’re reading Tested with 9to5Toys, where we explore everyday tech essentials that make life a bit easier. Browse through our entire guide for all of the latest reviews, and sound off in the comments below if there’s something you’d like to see featured.Earlier this week, elago introduced a new line of MagSafe-compatible accessories, including various charging docks, cases, and more. Alongside that announcement, elago is also bringing two more iPhone standalone docks to market with M…
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Cult of Mac

  • newFacebook says ‘configuration change’ caused some users to be logged out unexpectedly
    Illustration by Alex Castro / The VergeFacebook says some users were logged out of their accounts unexpectedly Friday due to a “configuration change,” and the issue has been fixed as of Saturday morning. “On January 22, a configuration change caused some people to be logged out of their Facebook accounts. We investigated the issue and fixed it for everyone earlier today. We’re sorry for the inconvenience,” a Facebook company spokesperson said in an email to The Verge. So Facebook,…
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  • Apple’s 2021 MacBook Pros will reportedly bring back the SD card slot
    Apple may finally be bringing an integrated SD card slot to its upcoming 2021 models of its MacBook Pro laptops, according to a new report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, in a move that would restore the popular port standard to the company’s computers.The MacBook Pro lineup hasn’t offered an SD card slot since Apple removed the feature in its 2016 redesign, which excised all the ports from the laptops in favor of four universal USB-C ports. This forced many professional users — who rely…
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  • Here are the best AirPods deals you can get right now
    Apple’s AirPods Pro wireless earbuds | Photo by Chris Welch / The VergeApple AirPods are among the most popular headphones on the market. They’re compact, easy to pair with your devices, and offer reliable connectivity, which can sometimes be a problem with truly wireless earphones. So there’s a chance that you might be looking for a deal on them. Surprisingly, they’re no stranger to the occasional price cut. There are often discounts on even the more expensive AirPods Pro, which offers…
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  • Razer’s DeathAdder V2 Pro wireless gaming mouse just got its first big price cut
    Image: RazerRazer’s DeathAdder V2 wired gaming mouse is one of the best wired gaming mice you can buy right now, according to my colleague Cameron Faulkner. But if you are trying to minimize the number of cables on your desk, the DeathAdder V2 Pro is a nice wireless alternative — and it’s down to $100 at Amazon and Best Buy. The DeathAdder V2 Pro is a lightweight mouse weighing in at 88 grams, six grams heavier than its wired variant. It has the same support for five onboard profiles and…
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  • Apple reportedly planning new MacBook Air design with MagSafe charging
    The new MacBook Air with the M1 chip. | Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The VergeApple is reportedly working on a new design for its MacBook Air that will include the return of MagSafe charging. Bloomberg News reports that the updated MacBook Air may appear later this year or in 2022, and is designed to be thinner and lighter than the existing model.Apple may make the MacBook Air smaller thanks to reduced bezels on the 13-inch screen, and will reportedly include two USB 4 ports on the laptop. Apple is…
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  • Pebble founder promises iMessage on Android and Windows with universal chat app
    Beeper’s website promises “a single app to chat on iMessage, WhatsApp, and 13 other networks.” | Screenshot: BeeperHQ.comBeeper is a new universal chat app that’s an attempt to unify 15 different chat platforms into a single interface. The app is the work of a team that includes Eric Migicovsky, the CEO and founder of former smartwatch manufacturer Pebble, who announced its launch on Twitter. Beeper’s site notes that the project was previously known as NovaChat, and requires a $10 per…
    - 3 days ago 21 Jan 21, 6:14pm -
  • Apple’s first VR headset reportedly includes a fabric design, a fan, and expensive price tag
    Illustration by Alex Castro / The VergeApple is reportedly working on a VR headset that will include a fabric design, a fan, and an expensive price tag. Bloomberg News reports that Apple’s first VR headset may launch as soon as 2022 as a standalone device that operates through batteries, similar to the Oculus Quest 2. Apple is reportedly working on “some of its most advanced and powerful chips” for this unannounced VR headset, with some chips reportedly beating its own M1 Mac processors.A…
    - 3 days ago 21 Jan 21, 5:31pm -
  • Linux has been ported to run on Apple’s M1 Macs
    Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The VergeA new Linux port allows Apple’s M1 Macs to run Ubuntu for the first time. Corellium, a security firm that offers a virtualized version of iOS for security testing, has successfully ported Ubuntu over to M1 Macs and released a tutorial for others to follow. The modified version of Ubuntu boots into the regular user interface and includes USB support.The team at Corellium have detailed exactly how they managed to get Ubuntu running, and it’s a good in-depth re…
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  • Tim Cook gave the first Mac Pro to Trump, apparently
    Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty ImagesTim Apple, as Trump once called him, didn’t just give Donald Trump the opportunity to lie about bringing an Apple factory to the United States. He also gave him a $5,999 Mac Pro, according to Donald Trump’s final financial disclosure report today (via the NY Times’ David Enrich). The computer is described as the very first Mac Pro produced at the Flex Factory in Austin, Texas. That’s also a lie: that factory has actually been producing Mac Pros s…
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  • Tech rallies behind Biden’s immigration plans
    Photo by Drew Angerer / Getty ImagesHours after taking his oath of office on Wednesday, President Joe Biden signed several executive orders overturning actions taken by the Trump administration regarding immigration, and tech is rallying behind the move.Biden signed two executive orders Wednesday that extend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program for another four years and overturn the Trump administration’s travel bans on largely Muslim-majority countries. It’s just the start o…
    - 3 days ago 21 Jan 21, 4:03am -

Apple Insider

  • newTikTok blocked for some users in Italy over 'blackout game' allegations
    Italy's Data Protection Authority has blocked access to TikTok for some users in the country who cannot prove their age, in the wake of the death of a 10-year-old girl attempting to take part in a dangerous "challenge."The country's data regulator issued orders to block access to the social video site for any user who cannot definitively prove their age. While TikTok's own terms and conditions mandate users be at least 13 years old, the ban affects practically all users that the app cannot accur…
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  • newReview: Fauna audio sunglasses get a few things right, but still fall short when it comes to sound
    Fauna has hit the market with their own version of Bose Frame-like audio sunglasses and fashion glasses, and we took a look at them to see if they're worth the price.Audio eyewear may sound strange to some, but for others, it's a game-changer. For example — if you're a parent to a young child, sitting around your home with earphones in may prevent you from hearing your child getting into something they shouldn't. Or maybe you like to listen to music while riding your bike — if you wear audio…
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  • newEuropean lawmakers invite Tim Cook to tech power hearing
    The European Parliament has asked for Apple CEO Tim Cook to join other major tech CEOs to a hearing on February 1, with lawmakers aiming to discuss changes that could curtail the power of Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook on the continent.Set to take place on February 1 in Brussels, the European Parliament has sent out invitations to the four major tech firms to attend the hearing. The meeting with be related to proposals by the European Commission to increase competition in the tech sector, a…
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  • newApple AirPods Pro return to $199 this weekend at Amazon
    Amazon's fan-favorite $199 AirPods Pro deal is back, with units in stock and ready to ship at $50 off.$199 AirPods Pro specialReaders shopping for the best AirPods Pro deal can save $50 instantly on the wireless earbuds at Amazon.Read more...
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  • newConfiguration issue logs iPhone users out of Facebook
    Numerous iPhone users discovered they were logged out from the Facebook app on Friday evening, a problem put down to a "configuration change" by the social network.Posts from iPhone users started to appear on social media and Reddit on Friday evening, claiming they were logged out from the Facebook app after their session expired. The sign-in prompt appeared on their devices, despite not logging themselves out from the account on their smartphone.Users who had set up two-factor authentication on…
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  • newMicrosoft pits Surface Pro 7 against MacBook Pro in new ad
    Microsoft's latest attempt to promote its Surface tablet lineup has it comparing the Surface Pro 7 against Apple's MacBook Pro, despite the iPad Air potentially being a closer rival device.Released on Friday, the YouTube video "Microsoft Surface Pro 7: The Better Choice" attempts to frame Microsoft's tablet as a suitable productivity competitor to Apple's MacBook Pro lineup. The 30-second ad spot sticks to a few talking points that the Surface seemingly excels at, rather than a more in-depth ana…
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  • Apple donates Black Lives Matter mural from Portland store to nonprofit
    Apple this week donated a sprawling Black Lives Matter mural that was painted on barricades fronting Apple Pioneer Place in Portland, Ore., to nonprofit Don't Shoot PDX for safekeeping.Source: Aaron PareckiThe organization announced taking receipt of the large community-created art piece in a weekly newsletter, saying the panels "reflect the responses of so many that were witnesses to this summer's uprisings and the joint call to action against institutionalized violence and white nationalism,"…
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  • Apple TV+ ranks low in streaming industry surveys despite market boom
    The majority of streaming service customers subscribe to Netflix but only 14% can say the same for Apple TV+, according to a new J.D. Power survey.About 81% of respondents to the survey said they subscribe to Netflix, the number one streaming service by far. Amazon Prime Video ranked second with 65%, while Hulu came in third with 56%, according to the survey seen by Variety.Disney+ and HBO Max rounded out the rest of the top five streaming services with 47% and 22%, respectively. Even NBC stream…
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  • Officers ping Apple Watch to track down kidnapped woman in Texas
    Police in Texas used the cellular location tracking feature of the Apple Watch to find a woman who had been kidnapped.Credit: AppleOfficers arrested Adalberto Longoria on Jan. 20 on suspicion of aggravated kidnapping for an event that took place in December 2020, local media outlet News 4 San Antonio reported.Read more...
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  • Apple VR headset for $1,000 arrives in 2022, a year ahead of 'Apple Glass'
    Reportedly facing design and development issues, "Apple Glass" may now be preceded by a separate Apple VR headset that will be an expensive rival to Oculus.The Magic Leap One Lightwear AR goggles, an example of an AR headsetThe forthcoming "Apple Glass" AR headset has reportedly hit more than one hurdle in its development and may now be beaten to market by an alternative Apple device. This is expected to be a heavier, more familiar-looking VR headset, akin to Oculus or PlayStation VR, but more e…
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  • Data shows 62% of Apple TV+ subscribers are on a trial, most don't plan to renew
    The majority of Apple TV+ subscribers are currently on a free promotional trial and most don't plan to renew their subscriptions, a new survey claims.Credit: AppleIn the fourth quarter of 2020, 62% of Apple TV+ users were on a promotional plan, according to MoffetNathan's Q4 SVOD Tracker report (via Variety). Those promotional plans have been given to buyers of new Apple products since Apple TV+ launched in 2019.Read more...
    - 1 day ago 23 Jan 21, 3:17am -
  • Apple shares hit all-time high in intraday trading, break closing price record
    Shares of AAPL hit an all-time high in intraday trading on Friday before closing at $139.07, breaking the previous record set a day earlier.Credit: WikiCommonsApple's price per share surged to $139.85 on the NASDAQ Friday afternoon, marking an all-time high share price for the Cupertino tech giant. The company also broke a closing price record of $136.87 that was set on Thursday, Jan. 21.Read more...
    - 1 day ago 23 Jan 21, 2:42am -
  • Roundup: best monitors for Apple's M1 MacBook Pro, Mac mini, MacBook Air
    There are hundreds of monitors on the market and choosing the right one can be a difficult chore. We've rounded up the best monitors to pair with your M1-based Mac.The best monitors for your M1-based MacApple released three different products with the same processor and memory configurations. You can get the M1 chip in the MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini.Read more...
    - 2 days ago 23 Jan 21, 1:04am -
  • Apple picks up 'Lessons in Chemistry' drama starring Brie Larson
    Apple TV+ has placed a straight-to-series order for drama "Lessons in Chemistry," which is set to star Brie Larson as a single mother who couples cooking and science to teach a nation.Brie Larson (left) and author Bonnie Garmus (right) | Image credit: (left) MTV International"Lessons in Chemistry" is based on an upcoming novel by Bonnie Garmus, a copywriter, creative director, science editor, and author. The book is set to be published in 2022 from Doubleday.Read more...
    - 2 days ago 23 Jan 21, 12:03am -
  • All the best cases and covers for the AirPods Pro
    Everyone loves AirPods Pro and the best way to accessorize and protect the charging case is with an extra enclosure. We've rounded up the best cases available through October 10, 2020, with options that will likely appeal to everyone.Roundup of the best cases for AirPods ProUpdated 1/22/21 with new additions from Woolnut, Mous, and Speck.Read more...
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 11:26pm -
  • Review: Labodet offers a MagSafe wallet born out of high fashion
    Apple's MagSafe wallet has some competition months after being released. Labodet has debuted a fashionable alternative that includes exotic leathers and a fix for the wallet's most frustrating design flaw.Labodet MagSafe wallet in honey leatherThe home of fashionRead more...
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 10:34pm -
  • Developer files antitrust complaint after Apple rejects COVID game
    A German developer and lobbyist has filed a complaint with the EU, claiming that both Apple and Google are unfairly rejecting apps with coronavirus themes.Developer's rejected coronavirus app was accepted after being renamedAs Apple faces one lawsuit claiming it wants a monopoly on contact-tracing apps, another developer is accusing both Apple and Google of unfair competition. The new complaint says it is an antitrust issue that the companies are rejecting any COVID-related apps, including games…
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 9:05pm -
  • Top 8 Apple deals to snap up now ahead of Valentine's Day
    With Valentine's Day fast approaching, picking up a fantastic gift and securing a great deal can go hand in hand. These Apple discounts offer savings of up to $350 off, with hidden and exclusive promotions on everything from AirPods and iPads, to new MacBook Pros and the M1 Mac mini.1. AirPods as low as $128.98Apple AirPods are a hot gift idea leading up to Valentine's Day and resellers, including Amazon and Adorama, are offering cash discounts of up to $50 off. Units are in stock and ready to s…
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 8:34pm -
  • MacBook Pro with SD card slot, no Touch Bar coming in 2021
    Apple is planning to remove the Touch Bar in its forthcoming MacBook Pro redesign, but may add an SD card. The 2021 models will not, however, gain 5G.Among the reports of a new MacBook Air, further rumors say that the MacBook Pro is to get a substantial refresh featuring the addition, and removal, of key features.According to Bloomberg, the next MacBook Pro will reintroduce the SD card slot. Last seen in 2016's MacBook Pro models, this slot will allow photographers to take SD cards straight from…
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 8:28pm -
  • Apple plans thinner, high-end MacBook Air
    A revamped MacBook Air will reportedly feature next-generation Apple Silicon, and a MagSafe charger, plus become both thinner and lighter.Having a coffee while working on the 2020 MacBook AirFollowing previous claims that the MacBook Air will be revamped in 2022 with a mini LED screen, a new report says it will may be released sooner — and will feature a more substantial redesign. Alongside potential changes to the display, it's said that Apple will cut both the weight and size of its current…
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 8:01pm -
  • New 2021 Macs, Sideloading iOS on M1, and AirPods Max issues, on the AppleInsider podcast
    Hear all the latest rumors about the 2021 Macs, plus how to sideoad iOS apps onto an M1 Mac, and just what is going on with continuing AirPods Max issues.New claims from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and a report from Bloomberg point to a refreshed 16-inch and new 14-inch MacBook Pro models. They may feature the return of MagSafe charging, but they might also eliminate the Touch Bar. Then in addition to the rumored MacBook Pro updates, these reports also claim that a smaller Mac Pro, cheaper Apple displ…
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 7:29pm -
  • Apple TV+ review: 'Losing Alice' a suspenseful, sexy thriller from Israel
    The new suspense show, "Losing Alice," is unlike anything Apple TV+ has shown before — and indicates a promising art house future for the streaming serviceAyelet Zurer and Gal Toren in "Losing Alice," premiering globally on Apple TV+ on January 22.A few months after the debut of Tehran, an above-average suspense thriller from Israel, Apple TV+ goes back to that same country again with Losing Alice. It's a show very different from most of what's been on Apple TV+ to date, with film noir and er…
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 6:30pm -
  • Apple delays Face ID for 2021 iMac
    Reportedly, Apple's 2021 redesign for the iMac will not include Face ID as previously expected.Apple's 27-inch iMacApple has been working on bringing Face ID to the iMac, but a new report says the feature is unlikely to be released in 2021.Read more...
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 6:17pm -
  • Apple shifts more production from iPhone 12 mini, to iPhone 12 Pro
    Industry reports say that Pegatron is seeing reduced orders for the iPhone 12 mini, while Apple has charged Foxconn with making more of the iPhone 12 Pro series.Apple's new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 miniDespite recently expanding its manufacturing capacity, Pegatron was already facing a slowdown in orders from Apple over its alleged student labor violations. Now it has also seen a reduction in orders, with Apple reportedly requiring fewer of the iPhone 12 mini.Read more...
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 4:19pm -
  • Record low price: M1 Mac mini dips to $619 for first time ever
    Available exclusively for AppleInsider readers, Apple's new M1 Mac mini is $80 off, delivering the lowest price on record at $619.M1 Mac mini couponUpdate: This offer is set to expire at 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Jan. 21.Read more...
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 11:04am -
  • Apple TV+ original 'Servant' reportedly doubles audience with Season 2 premiere
    The second season of M. Night Shyamalan's "Servant" drew record numbers when it premiered on Apple TV+ last week, reportedly coming close to viewership enjoyed by standout hits "Defending Jacob" and "Ted Lasso."Citing sources familiar with the matter, Deadline reports the Season 2 premiere of "Servant" more than doubled the show's audience year over year. Further, Apple released only one episode on Jan. 15, as compared to the three it issued when the series launched last year.Increased domestic…
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 6:59am -
  • Apple seeds release candidate beta build of macOS Big Sur 11.2
    Apple on Thursday provided participants of its developer beta testing initiative the release candidate build of its upcoming macOS Big Sur 11.2 update.Apple's betas are made available via the Apple Developer Center for participants in the Developer Beta program, though hardware already using beta software can also perform an over-the-air update. Public beta versions of the developer builds are usually issued a short time after the developer version, and can be acquired from the Apple Beta Softwa…
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 3:24am -
  • How Linux was ported to the Apple Silicon M1 Mac mini
    Linux now works on the Mac mini with M1 processor — but Apple did not make it easy for the team to port the OS with its custom firmware and unique data paths. Here's how Corellium got it done.Firefox running on Linux UbuntuNow that Linux is fully usable on Macs with M1 processors the team at Corellium has detailed their process for porting the OS.Read more...
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 2:30am -
  • 'Servant' creator M. Night Shyamalan discusses Apple, working with daughters in season 3
    In an interview, M. Night Shyamalan reveals what its like working with his daughters on "Servant," says Apple has been "super supportive" of his production and ideas.Servant will return for a third seasonThe Apple TV+ show "Servant" is currently airing its second season and has been met with mostly positive reviews. Apple has already renewed the show for its third season.Read more...
    - 3 days ago 22 Jan 21, 1:13am -
  • iOS 15 will cut support for iPhone 6s and original iPhone SE, report claims
    The next update to Apple's iOS could kill support for older devices like the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s Plus, and the original iPhone SE.Credit: Andrew O'Hara, AppleInsiderAccording to the report from French site iPhoneSoft, Apple's iOS 15 update will seemingly drop support for devices with an A9 chip when it launches later in 2021. That corroborates a previous rumor about iOS 15 compatibility.Read more...
    - 3 days ago 22 Jan 21, 1:05am -
  • Apple issues release candidate betas for iOS 14.4, iPadOS 14.4, tvOS 14.4, and watchOS 7.3
    Apple is now on its third round of betas in this current generation of releases, providing developers with new builds of iOS 14.4, iPadOS 14.4, tvOS 14.4, and watchOS 7.3 as release candidates.The latest builds can be downloaded by developers in the beta-testing scheme via the Apple Developer Center, or as an over-the-air update for hardware already using earlier beta builds. A public beta version of the releases is expected to start arriving soon, and will be available through the Apple Beta So…
    - 3 days ago 22 Jan 21, 12:48am -
  • Tim Cook gifted Trump first 2019 Mac Pro off assembly line
    Apple CEO Tim Cook gave former President Donald Trump the first 2019 Mac Pro to come off the production line at partner manufacturer Flex, according to a disclosure statement released on Wednesday.Trump toured the Flex plant in Austin, Texas, in late 2019 to prop up his administration's promise to boost American production might. Apple has used Flex to build Mac Pro models since at least 2013.While the visit to Flex, and Apple's new Austin campus, was well documented, Cook's Mac Pro gift was onl…
    - 3 days ago 21 Jan 21, 10:52pm -
  • How to share your driving ETA on iPhone
    As handy as it is being able to share your exact location with someone directly from your iPhone, that doesn't tell them how long it's going to take you to get home. Here's how to have your iPhone do that automatically.You can have CarPlay, or your iPhone, keep friends and family updated on your driving ETAIf you tell someone you're going to be home in an hour, they unthinkingly assume you'll be anything from 50 minutes to 90, depending on you — and depending on traffic. You could be more exac…
    - 3 days ago 21 Jan 21, 10:33pm -
  • Morgan Stanley raises AAPL target to $152, expects blockbuster December quarter
    Morgan Stanley has raised its Apple price target to $152 on expectations of a strong December quarter across its product and services portfolio.Credit: Andrew O'Hara, AppleInsiderIn a note to investors seen by AppleInsider, analyst Katy Huberty says that recent checks indicated that 5G adoption, the switch to remote education and work, and sustained App Store engagement all drove Apple to a potential blockbuster of a December quarter.Read more...
    - 3 days ago 21 Jan 21, 9:30pm -
  • Complex iPhone lineup, Services driving Apple's first quarter revenue
    Increased use of Apple services and increased demand of expensive iPhone models will drive Apple's first quarter results, according to a new survey.The iPhone 12 Pro Max matches iPhone 12 demandThe iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max released in late 2020 across October and November. The split release has caused some issues with year-over-year analysis, but trends are forming.Read more...
    - 3 days ago 21 Jan 21, 9:28pm -
  • How to share location on iPhone
    Whether it's to say you're home safe, or that you're on your way, you can get your iPhone to tell someone exactly where you are. Here's what you have to do.One way to share your location is straight from Apple MapsUsually the complaint is that too much location data is being shared by various apps on your iPhone, but sometimes you actively want to tell people where you are. Maybe you're meeting colleagues, maybe you want your partner to know you've safely arrived somewhere.Read more...
    - 3 days ago 21 Jan 21, 9:00pm -
  • Apple has the means to disrupt the electric vehicle space, analyst says
    Apple's portfolio of existing technologies could make its "Apple Car" a formidable competitor in the electric vehicle market, investment bank Cowen says.Credit: AppleInsiderIn a note to investors seen by AppleInsider, Cowen analyst Krish Sankar says that the current EV market has evolved in a way that could offer new methods or opportunities for Apple to enter the space.Read more...
    - 3 days ago 21 Jan 21, 8:38pm -
  • Apple may use sound to identify people or objects, and where they are
    New research shows Apple is investigating how HomePod, or other devices, can use audio to estimate the distance to a speaking user, and also to identify the sounds around it.Future HomePods could learn about their surroundings by listening, and asking usersApple's HomePod is already very good at hearing your voice, even when it is playing music loudly. Two separate new patent applications show that Apple wants to improve this, and to take the ability for devices to listen, to a new level.Read mo…
    - 3 days ago 21 Jan 21, 6:51pm -
  • Apple, Google welcome Biden administration immigration reform
    The CEOs of Apple and Google in statements on Wednesday backed President Joe Biden's plans to reform U.S. immigration policy, a major component of which includes the extension of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.Source: Evan Vucci for APShortly after being sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, Biden signed a pair of executive orders that extends the Obama-era DACA program and reverses President Donald Trump's travel and immigration bans on predominantly Muslim co…
    - 3 days ago 21 Jan 21, 6:33pm -
  • Future Apple Watch strap may feature panorama or 3D cameras
    Apple is researching ways to eliminate lens distortion using multiple cameras in the flexible housing of a device such as an Apple Watch strap.A future Apple Watch could feature a strap that has camera lenses embedded in itYou can't bend a lens without wrecking its optical properties. But you can have a series of camera lenses across a flexible surface, and by bending that housing, get a combined panoramic, or 3D, image.Read more...
    - 3 days ago 21 Jan 21, 5:12pm -
  • Compared: Galaxy Buds Pro versus AirPods Pro
    Alongside the Galaxy S21 reveal, Samsung also unveiled its latest wireless earbuds. We got our hands on a set of the Galaxy Buds Pro to compare it to Apple's AirPods Pro.AirPods Pro and Galaxy Buds ProWhen we reviewed and compared the Galaxy Buds Live, we were underwhelmed by their performance. Call quality was subpar, the ANC underperformed, and the fit was poor. Samsung is now trying to right the ship with these new Galaxy Buds Pro.Read more...
    - 3 days ago 21 Jan 21, 5:06pm -
  • Linux is now 'fully usable' on Apple Silicon M1 Macs
    Security researchers at Corellium have ported a version of Linux to the Apple Silicon M1 chip that will ultimately be released under an open-source license.Credit: Chris Wade/CorelliumThe Linux version is a full Ubuntu desktop operating system booted from a USB, according to Corellium Chief Technology Officer Chris Wade. Although details are scarce, he said that Linux is now "completely usable" on Apple Silicon machines.Read more...
    - 3 days ago 21 Jan 21, 9:58am -
  • Pegatron leases space in Chennai as part of Indian iPhone manufacturing plan
    Apple supplier Pegatron has leased half a million square feet near Chennai, India as part of its plan to establish iPhone manufacturing operations in the region.Credit: PegatronPegatron plans to use the space, built in an industrial park near Chennai, for assembly and warehouse purposes, Financial Express reported on Wednesday. The company previously laid out plans to spend about $150 million in setting up iPhone manufacturing facilities in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.Read more...
    - 3 days ago 21 Jan 21, 4:16am -
  • How to make Siri listen to you on the right device
    It's common to have the "wrong" Siri answer. You can ask your Apple Watch to set an alarm, for instance, and find that it's your HomePod that does it. Here's how to make sure that Siri is listening to you on the device you intended.Siri's new slimline appearance since iOS 14Every time you say the words, "Hey, Siri," a most remarkable thing is supposed to happen. Your Apple Watch, your iPad, your HomePod, and your iPhone, all look at each other and privately go "who, me?"Read more...
    - 3 days ago 21 Jan 21, 2:00am -
  • LG has reportedly halted LCD production for iPhone
    According to a new industry report, long-time Apple supplier LG will no longer supply LCDs for the iPhone SE, though it still supplies OLED for the iPhone 12 lineup.The iPhone SE is Apple's only new iPhone using LCDLG is a major manufacturer of display technology and supplies a small portion of OLED for use in the iPhone 12. According to a new report on Wednesday morning, the company will no longer make LCD for the iPhone SE going forward and instead focus those factories on in-vehicle displays.…
    - 3 days ago 21 Jan 21, 1:50am -
  • Rebranded Paramount+ streaming service launches on March 4
    The upcoming Paramount+ streaming service, a rebranding of CBS All Access with an expansion of available content, is set to officially launch on March 4, 2021.Credit: ViacomCBSParamount+ will go live in the U.S. and Latin America on March 4, ViacomCBS said Wednesday. The company said a more detailed overview of the streaming plans will be revealed at its fourth quarter earnings call on Feb. 24.Read more...
    - 4 days ago 20 Jan 21, 11:14pm -
  • How to watch the Inauguration
    Watch the Inauguration of the 46th US President live across Apple TV, online, and across almost all Apple devices.The White HouseThe Inauguration of President Biden, and the swearing-in of Vice President Kamala Harris, will be at 12:00 noon Eastern Time. Most coverage begins earlier than that, however, and there are multiple ways to watch the event across all Apple devices.Read more...
    - 4 days ago 20 Jan 21, 7:26pm -
  • Everything you can ask HomePod and HomePod mini's Intercom to do
    The Intercom feature in HomePod and HomePod mini turns those smart speakers into a handy way to reach people anywhere in your house. Anywhere, that is, that you have a HomePod device — and when you ask it correctly.The HomePod mini (left) and the HomePodIf there are just two of you in your home or office, then all you need to know is the command, "Hey, Siri, intercom." Say that and then whatever you say next gets sent to every HomePod or HomePod mini you have set up for Intercom.Read more...
    - 4 days ago 20 Jan 21, 6:53pm -
  • Beats Flex finally arrive in promised blue and gray colors
    The last two colors of wireless Beats Flex earphones — Flame Blue, and Smoke Gray — are now available through Apple, completing the four color options revealed at launch.The promised Flame Blue color Beats Flex are now availableDuring its October 2020 launch of the latest Beats Flex wireless earphones, Apple announced that it would be available in four colors. However, it only shipped in either Beats Black, or Yuzu Yellow.Read more...
    - 4 days ago 20 Jan 21, 6:24pm -
  • Apple's use of Ultra-Wideband prompts more firms to adopt the technology
    Industry sources claim that more companies are developing devices with, or uses for, UWB (Ultra-Wideband), following the popularity of it in Apple's iPhone 12 range and other devices.Apple's U1 chip is included in the iPhone 12 and Pro ranges, the Apple Watch Series 6, and the HomePod mini. As Apple continues to add Ultra-Wideband processors to most — but not all — of its devices, now other firms are reportedly following suit.Read more...
    - 4 days ago 20 Jan 21, 5:52pm -

MacWorld

  • Macworld's February digital magazine: iPhone 12 vs. Android's best phones
    Every day, Macworld brings you the essential daily news and other info about all things Apple. But staying on top of that torrent of information can be a constant challenge. One solution: the Macworld digital magazine. In the February issueIn the February issue we pit the iPhone 12 vs. Android’s best phones. Learn about the 7 ways iOS 14 protects your privacy. We also have reviews of the iPad Air, iPhone 12 mini and HomePod mini. Also in this month’s issue:• MacUser: How to fix iOS a…
    - 1 day ago 23 Jan 21, 6:35am -
  • Best VPN services: Reviews and buying advice for Mac users
    With the internet abuzz with privacy concerns and the potential changes coming to net neutrality, you’ve likely heard about virtual private networks, better known as VPNs. When used correctly, a VPN can greatly strengthen your online privacy, assist in keeping your personal information secure, and even spoof your location in the world—allowing you to access websites or services that would otherwise be off limits due to region-locking.To read this article in full, please click here
    - 2 days ago 23 Jan 21, 1:27am -
  • Apple TV+ originals: Brie Larson to star in 'Lessons in Chemistry'
    Apple is planting its own flag in the streaming wars with Apple TV+, its in-house streaming service that focuses almost entirely on original programming rather than an extensive library of existing TV shows or movies.Though the service has been available for only about a year and and doesn’t yet have a lot of shows or films available, there’s a lot in the works. This is a list of all the Apple TV+ content we know of so far, along with details about prominent stars, directors, producers, and…
    - 2 days ago 23 Jan 21, 12:41am -
  • Apple Arcade: 'Spire Blast' and 'NUTS - A Surveillance Mystery' are now available
    Apple’s new Apple Arcade subscription-based gaming service is basically Apple’s way of helping customers sort through the chaff in the App Store, as the highly curated service features premium games that are untainted by in-app purchases and ads. If all goes well, it could elevate the perception of mobile gaming in general.Got questions? We’ve got plenty of answers. Updated 01/21/21: NUTS - A Surveillance Mystery and Spire Blast are now available.To read this article in full, please clic…
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 10:47pm -
  • Here are all the Apple Arcade games that support controllers
    Apple Arcade is here, and you can play some of the subscription service’s many games with select models of Xbox One and PlayStation 4 controllers as well as Mfi (Made for iOS) controllers like the SteelSeries Nimbus+.To read this article in full, please click here
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 10:24pm -
  • MacBook Pro: SD Card slot could be coming back
    The MacBook Pro is Apple’s top-of-the-line laptop. It offers top-notch performance for demanding users who need processing power and are willing to spend top dollar for it. Learn more about the MacBook Pro by reading about its main features below.Editor’s note: Updated 1/22/21 with a report that the SD Card slot could make a comeback.The latest: SD Card slot returns, but no Face IDIn a January report about a smaller MacBook Air, Bloomberg reported that Apple could outfit the next MacBook…
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 9:30pm -
  • MacBook Air: Features, specifications, and pricing for Apple's most affordable laptop
    The MacBook Air is Apple’s most affordable laptop. If you’re looking for a good performing machine at low price, the MacBook Air fits the bill. Learn more about the MacBook Air by reading about its features and specifications below.Editor’s note: Updated 1/22/21 with a report that Apple could update the MacBook Air by making it smaller and lighter and adding MagSafe.The latest: A lighter and thinner MacBook Air could be comingAccording to a January report by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman,…
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 8:32pm -
  • The next MacBook Air could get even lighter and thinner and bring back MagSafe
    The MacBook Air is Apple’s thinnest and lightest laptop, but apparently, the company wants to make it even thinner and lighter. That’s according to a report on Friday by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, who says that Apple plans to release the redesigned MacBook Air later this year or in 2022.Apple will shrink the laptop by making the bezel smaller, though the screen will still be 13 inches. The current MacBook Air has a width of about 12 inches and a depth of 8.36 inches. When closed, the height…
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  • New rumor dashes hopes of a 5G Mac with Face ID anytime soon
    The new M1 Macs have opened up a world of possibility for Apple’s computers, but two of the most sought-after features might take a little longer to arrive. According to a new Bloomberg report, Apple isn’t rushing to add 5G or Face ID to Macs this year.That will surely be a bummer to anyone hoping for a speedy transition to a truly next-gen Mac. While a new iMac, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air could be on the way this year, they will likely stick to the same standard set of features, possibly…
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 7:52pm -
  • Q Acoustics Q Active 200 review: This high-end powered bookshelf audio system delivers impeccable performance
    Wired or wireless, this audio system can accommodate nearly any source: high-res streaming services, a local server, a TV, Bluetooth, even an old-school turntable.
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 5:30pm -
  • How to lock files in macOS Big Sur's Finder
    File locking has a long tradition in computing: you or independently running software wants to make sure that a file isn’t modified or deleted when it’s needed or in use. Because macOS is Unix based, it offers file-level permissions flags that control how a file can be manipulated and by whom.But macOS has long had a separate way to lock a file from the Finder that also prevents it from being modified, deleted, or rename from the Terminal or other apps. Lock, unlock, and status commands are…
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 4:45pm -
  • iOS 14.4: Release Candidate available to beta testers
    Just two days after releasing iOS 14.3 with several significant new features like ProRAW photos and Fitness+, Apple started the beta testing process for iOS 14.4. While this is a full point-release number than a minor one (e.g. iOS 14.3.1), there are very few significant user-facing changes.Update 01/21/21: Apple has delivered the Release Candidate for iOS 14.4 to developers and public beta testers. The final release will likely be available to all next week.What’s new in iOS 14.4The full rel…
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 1:52am -
  • Report: Apple to launch expensive VR headset as early as next year
    A new report from Bloomberg gives us some updated information on Apple’s virtual reality and augmented reality plans. Mark Gurman, who has a very good record with these sorts of insider-info leaks, says that Apple plans to first sell a very high-end VR (virtual reality) headset as early as next year before moving on to AR (augmented reality) glasses in a few years.The report claims that Apple “isn’t looking to create an iPhone-like hit for its first headset,” but rather a high-end, expe…
    - 3 days ago 21 Jan 21, 11:40pm -
  • Put emoji, math, and other symbols at your fingertips with a custom Mac software keyboard
    Podcasters and sound engineers often put together what’s called a “soundboard,” which is a collection of frequently used short audio clips that they can trigger with a click. Sometimes these are used for humorous purposes, such as on “morning zoo” radio shows, but you find them used in aural gameshows (for right/wrong answers), and for quick access to transition music, too.Some people need the equivalent of a “soundboard” for keyboard symbols. Modern fonts can contain tens of thous…
    - 3 days ago 21 Jan 21, 4:45pm -
  • ATSC 3.0 in 2021: Why it's still early days for antenna TV's big upgrade
    ATSC 3.0 in 2021: Why NextGen TV is still early days for cord cutters.
    - 3 days ago 21 Jan 21, 4:30pm -
  • RIP old-school Internet: Chrome 88 lays Flash and FTP to rest
    In addition to some new features, Chrome 88 ends support for Adobe Flash, the File Transfer Protocol, and Apple's OS X Yosemite.
    - 4 days ago 20 Jan 21, 8:54pm -
  • How to share your Mac’s screen the quick and easy way in Messages
    For nearly 20 years, Apple has offered screen sharing as a basic feature in what was once OS X and is now macOS. This has included a way to share your screen remotely with other people and let them share yours. (At one point, it was easy to reach your Mac while outside your local network and access your screen, but then Apple removed Back to My Mac from macOS.)The feature has changed and migrated over time—it was once part of AOL Instant Messenger!—so you may not know that it’s tucked away…
    - 4 days ago 20 Jan 21, 4:45pm -
  • How to buy the right-sized TV (the only problem is that it might not exist)
    Quality over size is our usual mantra, but vendors don't generally offer their best technology in TVs smaller than 55-inch class.
    - 4 days ago 20 Jan 21, 4:30pm -
  • Rocksteady Stadium 2-Pack review: You could fill an arena with these portable Bluetooth speakers
    They sound great, but “AI-powered” audio smells like hype to us.
    - 4 days ago 20 Jan 21, 4:30pm -
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 vs iPhone 12: Which should you spend your $800 on?
    By cutting the price of the S21 to $800, Samsung has put the iPhone 12 in its sights.
    - 4 days ago 20 Jan 21, 4:30pm -
  • Apple Watch Activity badges: 'Unity' challenge celebrates Black History Month
    Achievement badges are a funny thing. You know they’re just a simple little bit of visual flair, they don’t even do anything, and yet for some reason you just have to collect them. Achievements are great motivators, and the achievement badges for the activity tracking on the Apple Watch have inspired many users to get more exercise.If you want to maximize your badge count, you’re going to want to chase down as many activity achievements as you can. Most are available year-round, but there…
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