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  • newLatest Foldable Smartphones Experiencing Failures and Durability Issues
    Foldable smartphones are the latest device trend, and companies that include Motorola and Samsung have released new foldable smartphones over the course of the last few weeks.The first foldable smartphone from Samsung, the Galaxy Fold, had major durability issues that caused its launch to be delayed. Samsung's newest foldable device, the Galaxy Z Flip, seems to be faring a bit better so far, but there are some complaints about the build quality and problems with the display. The same is true o…
    - 40 mins ago 19 Feb 20, 2:17am -
  • newApple Releases watchOS 6.1.3 Update With Heart Rhythm Notification Bug Fix
    Apple today released watchOS 6.1.3, the fifth update to the watchOS 6 operating system designed to run on modern Apple Watch models. watchOS 6.1.3 comes three weeks after the release of watchOS 6.1.2.watchOS 6.1.3 can be downloaded for free through the dedicated ‌Apple Watch‌ app on the iPhone by going to General > Software Update.To install the new software, the ‌Apple Watch‌ needs to have at least 50 percent battery, it needs to be placed on a charger, and it needs to be in range o…
    - 3 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 11:41pm -
  • newCoronavirus Outbreak to Continue Impacting Apple's iPhone Production Into April
    Ongoing delays from the coronavirus outbreak in China will likely cause Apple to miss its schedule for mass producing the low-cost iPhone, and inventories of existing models could remain low until April or longer, according to new information shared today by Japanese site Nikkei.‌iPhone‌ suppliers, on average, are said to be operating at 30 to 50 percent capacity at the current time, and to ramp up to full production, hurdles that include labor shortages and transportation logistics need t…
    - 3 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 11:35pm -
  • newDeals: Get the 512GB iPhone XS for $599.99 at Sprint ($650 Off)
    Sprint has Apple's 512GB iPhone XS discounted to $599.99 today while supplies last, down from an original price of $1,249.99. This solid $650 discount is for the full price of the device and not on a monthly installment plan.Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Sprint. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.If you purchase the iPhone XS, you could also combo this sale with Sprint's current Apple Watch offer: get…
    - 5 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 10:18pm -
  • newFirst Alert's All-in-One Smoke Detector, Carbon Monoxide Detector, and Speaker Now Supports AirPlay 2
    First Alert today announced that its Onelink Safe & Sound, an all-in-one smoke detector, carbon monoxide detector, and speaker system, now supports AirPlay 2 for multi-room audio playback.AirPlay‌ 2 enables multi-room audio playback with other ‌AirPlay‌ 2 devices, such as the HomePod, Apple TV, and select speakers from Sonos, Bose, Bowers & Wilkins, and others. ‌Users can select where the music is playing in Control Center on an iOS device or ask Siri to play music in a specific room o…
    - 6 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 9:24pm -
  • newApple Music Makes It Easier to Find Alternate Versions of Albums
    Apple Music has introduced a new UI for alternate albums in an effort to declutter artist pages and make it easier to find these albums. Now, when an alternate version of an album is available (a non-explicit version or a remaster, for example), it will be listed underneath the main album's track list (via MacStories).This way, the "Albums" section on the artist's main ‌Apple Music‌ page is a bit more focused on their main studio albums and doesn't have clutter of deluxe editions, live alb…
    - 7 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 8:09pm -
  • newKuo: Supply Chain to Ramp Up for Apple's Ultra Wideband Tags in Second to Third Quarter of 2020
    Shanghai-based manufacturing company Universal Scientific Industrial will begin supplying the system-in-package for Apple's upcoming Ultra Wideband item tracking tags in the second to third quarter of 2020, with shipments to reach tens of millions of units by the end of the year, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.In a research note with TF International Securities, obtained by MacRumors, Kuo said Universal Scientific Industrial will be the primary supplier of the system-in-package for the tags…
    - 7 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 7:58pm -
  • newDeals: Apple's Leather, Silicone, and Smart Battery Cases for iPhone Receive Major Discounts (Up to $65 Off)
    Best Buy is offering a collection of Apple's official iPhone cases at notable low prices in today's flash sale, and Amazon is matching a few of the discounts. During the event, you can get the iPhone XS Smart Battery Case for $64.99 ($65 off) and the Leather Folio for $49.99 ($50 off).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.You'll find every iPhone case on sale t…
    - 8 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 7:21pm -
  • newWarren Buffett Sold Off $800 Million of AAPL Stock Last Quarter
    Berkshire Hathaway sold $800 million in Apple stock over the last quarter, according to SEC filings published on Friday. Depending on when Warren Buffett's real estate company sold the 3.7 million Apple stock, it will have earned between $806 million and nearly $1.1 billion.According to Business Insider, what might look like a massive sale is actually only a small portion of Buffett's investment in the tech company. Berkshire is Apple's biggest shareholder with a 5.4 percent stake worth $72 bi…
    - 9 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 5:36pm -
  • newBloomberg: 'iPhone SE 2' Launch Still on Course for March Despite Coronavirus Outbreak, New iPad Pro Models in First Half of 2020
    Bloomberg this morning reports that Apple's new low-cost iPhone is still on course for launch next month, despite the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on production, although new iPad Pro models originally scheduled for the first half of 2020 could yet face delays or constraints. Image via @OnleaksThe [low-cost ‌iPhone‌] is still on track to launch in March, though the plans are still fluid, according to people familiar with the matter. Apple has also been preparing updated ‌iPad Pro‌…
    - 11 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 4:25pm -
  • newApple Maps Transit Directions Go Live in Various EU Countries
    Over the last 48 hours, Apple Maps has expanded its transit directions coverage across Europe. Using the app, travelers in cities across France, Germany, Spain, and possibly other countries in the EU are now able to access departure times and transit routes for various modes of public transport including buses, trams, metro trains, and more.Screenshot credit: @guillametApple has yet to update its official list of locations for which Maps offers Transit data, possibly because some of the real-…
    - 11 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 3:32pm -
  • Apple Says March Quarter Revenue Will Fall Short Due to Coronavirus Impact [Updated]
    Apple today issued an update on its financial guidance for the March quarter, announcing that the company will not meet its revenue goals due to the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic in China.Our quarterly guidance issued on January 28, 2020 reflected the best information available at the time as well as our best estimates about the pace of return to work following the end of the extended Chinese New Year holiday on February 10. Work is starting to resume around the country, but we are…
    - 1 day ago 18 Feb 20, 2:37am -
  • Apple Media Event Rumored for End of March, 'iPhone SE 2' Launch on April 3
    March is the most common month for Apple's spring media events, and the relatively long list of products with rumored imminent updates has pointed toward one of those spring events being held again this year.A new report [Google Translate] from German site iPhone-ticker.de claims that Apple is planning to hold a media event at the very end of March, with Tuesday, March 31 being the most likely date. A launch of the new low-cost iPhone, variously dubbed the "iPhone SE 2" or "iPhone 9" in rumors…
    - 1 day ago 18 Feb 20, 1:27am -
  • Apple Shares Trailer for Upcoming Apple TV+ Show 'Amazing Stories' Coming March 6
    Apple this morning shared a trailer for upcoming Apple TV+ science fiction series "Amazing Stories," which is a reimagining of the original 1980s series of the same name."Amazing Stories" was one of the first TV shows that Apple picked up for ‌Apple TV‌+, and each episode will focus on a new topic, much like "Black Mirror" and "Twilight Zone." The original was created by Steven Spielberg, who serves as executive producer on the reboot.Earlier this year, Apple said that each episode of t…
    - 1 day ago 17 Feb 20, 10:38pm -
  • Deals: Save Up to $150 on Apple's Latest 21.5-Inch and 27-Inch iMac Models
    Amazon is discounting a few models of the latest 2019 iMac, including 21.5-inch and 27-inch models. These sales offer up to $150 off the iMac, and each discount has been automatically applied so you won't need a coupon code.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.To start, you can get the 21.5-inch 4K iMac (3.6GHz quad-core, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive) for $1,199.00…
    - 1 day ago 17 Feb 20, 9:54pm -
  • Kuo: iPhone SE 2 Launch Still Planned for First Half of 2020 Despite Coronavirus Outbreak
    We've been hearing for some time that Apple is planning to launch a new low-cost iPhone based on the iPhone 8, but with upgraded internals. This device has been referred to in rumors as the "iPhone SE 2" or "iPhone 9," although concerns over the impact of the Wuhan coronavirus on production have raised some questions about timing for the launch.In a new research note seen by MacRumors, noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo briefly mentions that the ‌iPhone SE 2‌ is still expected to launch in the fir…
    - 1 day ago 17 Feb 20, 9:22pm -
  • Apple Music 'Replay 2020' Playlist Now Available, Will Update With Your Most Streamed Music Every Week
    Last November, Apple launched new "Replay" playlists within Apple Music, letting its subscribers discover which songs they listened the most to every year they've been using ‌Apple Music‌. At the time of the announcement, the company said that users would be able to track their listening habits throughout 2020, and now it has made the "Replay 2020" playlist available to add to your ‌Apple Music‌ library (via Federico Viticci on Twitter).To do so, head to Apple Music on the web to get y…
    - 1 day ago 17 Feb 20, 8:55pm -
  • iPad Pro Update Expected 'Around March,' but Production Slow to Ramp Up
    Rumors have been pointing toward a significant iPad Pro update in the first half of this year, including a new triple-lens rear camera system supporting 3D sensing for immersive augmented reality experiences.MacRumors concept of ‌‌iPad Pro‌‌ with triple-lens rear camera systemIn a new paywalled blurb published today, DigiTimes claims that production on the device has already begun with a launch expected "around March," which is Apple's usual timeframe for a spring media event in years…
    - 1 day ago 17 Feb 20, 8:48pm -
  • 'AirPods Pro Lite' Production Reportedly Pushed Back From Planned Q2 Start
    Last week, Taiwanese industry publication DigiTimes made a passing reference to upcoming "AirPod Pro Lite" earphones without offering any details on the product, leading to confusion about whether this would be a third-generation version of the regular AirPods or a new member of the AirPods Pro family.While we still don't have a full picture of what to expect with these upcoming earphones, DigiTimes today published another short paywalled blurb specifically describing ‌AirPods Pro‌ Lite as…
    - 1 day ago 17 Feb 20, 8:28pm -
  • Instagram CEO Says iPad App Hasn't Been Made Yet Because 'We Only Have So Many People, and Lots to Do'
    Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri took to the platform over the weekend to answer a few user questions on his story, shared by The Verge's Chris Welch. Among the many things asked, the topic of an official iPad app for Instagram was brought up, and Mosseri explained why we haven't seen one yet.According to Mosseri, the company "would like to build an ‌iPad‌ app" for Instagram, "But we only have so many people, and lots to do, and it hasn't bubbled up as the next best thing to do yet." Instagram…
    - 1 day ago 17 Feb 20, 8:20pm -

The Unofficial Apple Blog

  • newFacebook's gigabit wireless rolls out in Puerto Rico
    Facebook's Terragraph WiFi technology is delivering high-speed broadband to San Juan, Puerto Rico. This week, AeroNet, Puerto Rico's internet service provider, announced a six-month Terragraph pilot meant to deliver reliable, affordable high-speed se...
    - 1 hour ago 19 Feb 20, 1:53am -
  • newMatch.com’s Date Check-In sends an SOS to friends in case of creeps
    Going on a date with someone you met online can be scary -- not just because of the pressure to be charming, but also because of the horror stories of creepers and criminals that use dating apps to target their victims. Match.com's latest security fe...
    - 1 hour ago 19 Feb 20, 1:43am -
  • newHasbro's Halo-themed Nerf gun lineup includes a Needler
    Over the last year, we've seen Hasbro jump on the Fortnite bandwagon by releasing themed Nerf guns. It's now turning its attention to a more historic gaming franchise, with the company announcing three Halo-themed Nerf guns that will come out this fa...
    - 1 hour ago 19 Feb 20, 1:35am -
  • newKickstarter employees vote to unionize
    More tech company workers are unionizing in an attempt to improve their bargaining power. A group of 85 Kickstarter employees have voted to unionize, aligning themselves with a branch of the Office and Professional Employees International Union in Ne...
    - 2 hours ago 19 Feb 20, 1:09am -
  • new‘The Witcher 3’ update brings PC cross-saves to the Switch
    If you're hooked on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on PC and want to keep playing while you're on the go, you can do just that perhaps with a little more ease than in the past. CD Projekt Red has tossed a coin to its Nintendo Switch players by adding save...
    - 2 hours ago 19 Feb 20, 12:44am -
  • newSpotify’s trailer redesign makes it easier to find new podcasts
    If its recent purchase of Ringer and podcast-related feature additions didn't make things clear, audio shows are a big focus for Spotify. So it was only a matter of time before the company started tweaking the podcast section of its app again. Thankf...
    - 2 hours ago 19 Feb 20, 12:36am -
  • newEA's game servers went down this morning
    If you've been unable to play Star Wars Battlefront II or log into your Origin account, you're not alone. EA's servers are down, impacting thousands of users. EA and DICE community leader, Ben Wilke, confirmed the issue on Twitter, saying that teams...
    - 3 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 11:57pm -
  • new‘Frontline’ documentary tackles Jeff Bezos and the ‘Amazon Empire’
    Amazon is the subject of the latest Frontline documentary, which airs on PBS today at 9PM ET and is probably worth checking out if you have any interest in the tech giant. From the same team that was behind a 2018 Frontline examination of Facebook, A...
    - 3 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 11:39pm -
  • newVolocopter is researching the best air taxis routes in Southeast Asia
    Volocopter is preparing for a feasibility study that will determine the best cities and routes for air taxis in Southeast Asia and evaluate different air taxi use cases. This next step is part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) necessary for Volo...
    - 4 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 11:14pm -
  • newEight ‘Kingdom Hearts’ games make their debut on Xbox One
    Kingdom Hearts III coming to Xbox One was a big deal -- it was the first time a game from the series was published on one of Microsoft's platforms, and it was the first time a mainline Kingdom Hearts game wasn't exclusive to a PlayStation console. Xb...
    - 4 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 10:52pm -
  • newAlex Garland’s new show wants you to be scared of tech again
    Back in the '90s, when the internet first entered our collective consciousness, Hollywood responded by releasing a slate of techno thrillers that warned of all the horrible things computers could do to us. Perhaps our existence could be erased like S...
    - 4 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 10:30pm -
  • newGoogle is bringing Stadia to 18 new phones, including the Galaxy S20
    Google's cloud gaming service, Stadia, has been exclusive to Pixel phones since its launch three months ago, but that's changing this week. On February 20th, Stadia will hit 14 Samsung models, plus the Asus ROG Phone, ROG Phone II, Razer Phone and Ra...
    - 4 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 10:30pm -
  • newJaguar Land Rover unveils autonomous EV concept for urban transit
    As part of Jaguar Land Rover's mission to achieve zero emissions, the company has unveiled a new concept vehicle, Project Vector. The electric vehicle is designed to provide autonomous rides in urban environments, and it could hit the streets in a pi...
    - 5 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 10:06pm -
  • newDell’s top-of-the-line XPS 13 from 2019 is $400 off at Amazon
    One of Engadget's favorite laptops, the Dell XPS 13, is currently on sale. Amazon has discounted the top-of-the-line 2019 model by $400, making it $1,400 instead of $1,800. This variant features a 10th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM,...
    - 5 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 9:38pm -
  • newMiraculously, 'Sonic the Hedgehog' is a fine movie
    Sonic fans are used to being let down. Unlike Mario, who has rarely starred in a bad video game, the famous 'blue blur' has featured in countless duds. These include Sonic the Hedgehog 4, a disappointing follow-up to Sega's Genesis classics, and Soni...
    - 6 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 9:00pm -
  • newSpaceX could send private citizens to space as soon as 2021
    SpaceX is one step closer to sending private citizens into outer space. The company signed an agreement with Space Adventures to fly space tourists in the Crew Dragon. Up to four individuals will have the opportunity to take flight sometime in late 2...
    - 6 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 8:58pm -
  • newTraeger's Ironwood smart grills now ship with a handy pellet supply sensor
    If Traeger's Ironwood series caught your eye, the company is now including a handy feature in the box, rather than making it a separate purchase. Traeger is now shipping its WiFi-equipped Ironwood 650 ($1,200) and Ironwood 885 ($1,500) pellet grills...
    - 7 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 8:26pm -
  • newTransit directions are rolling out to Apple Maps users in Europe
    Apple took its time getting transit directions onto its maps, and even once it did Apple Maps users in countries outside the US were left wanting. Now, it seems it's finally rolling out transit directions coverage across Europe. According to MacRumor...
    - 7 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 7:55pm -
  • newMarshall's latest Monitor over-ear headphones are equipped with ANC
    Marshall first introduced its Monitor over-ear headphones in 2013 with a wired model. Since then, the company has added a wireless option, but there still wasn't a version with active noise cancellation (ANC). That is, until now. The new Monitor II A...
    - 7 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 7:35pm -
  • newNASA is crowdsourcing a sensor that can survive Venus
    Venus is hostile to just about everything, including probes -- and while NASA thinks it has Venus-resistant electronics, that doesn't mean future rovers are ready to touch down on the planet's hellish surface. To that end, NASA wants your help. It's...
    - 7 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 7:30pm -
  • newRing now requires two-factor sign-ins for its home security devices
    Ring is continuing its bid to improve privacy and security after facing criticism. As of today, the Amazon brand will start requiring two-factor authentication for all users when they sign into their Ring accounts. When the feature reaches you this...
    - 8 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 7:12pm -
  • newSamsung offers at-home Galaxy S20 trials to mitigate impact of coronavirus
    As the spread of coronavirus continues to keep people in quarantine and threaten promotional tech events, companies in Asia gearing up for low sales -- but Samsung's new home visit service aims to mitigate some of this fall out. Reuters reports that...
    - 8 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 6:50pm -
  • newThe Morning After: The rotary cellphone DIY kit you've been waiting for
    Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Sick of foldable phones? OK, if closing with a flip isn't your throwback design of choice, then maybe you'd prefer a rotary dial. Seriously.Brookhaven National Lab engineer Justine Haupt built a working mobile...
    - 9 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 6:25pm -
  • newQualcomm promises 5G 'with fewer hurdles' on its latest modem
    Qualcomm's an industry leader when it comes to making 5G modems for mobile devices, and so far, its offerings have been in the most prominent smartphones. Following the Snapdragon X50 and X55, Qualcomm is launching the Snapdragon X60, which it says i...
    - 9 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 6:00pm -
  • newTCL's leaked prototype phone features a slide-out display
    While Motorola and Samsung are vying for the attention of early adopters looking to purchase modern foldable phones, TCL apparently decided to experiment with another form factor altogether. According to CNET, the electronics manufacturer is working...
    - 10 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 5:25pm -

9to5 Mac Apple News

  • newiPhone 9 mass production ‘likely’ delayed due to coronavirus, report says
    Apple warned investors yesterday that it won’t hit its Q2 2020 revenue guidance due to the ongoing effects of the coronavirus outbreak in China. Now, a new report from Nikkei says that Apple will “likely miss its schedule” for mass production of the low-cost iPhone 9. more…The post iPhone 9 mass production ‘likely’ delayed due to coronavirus, report says appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 11 mins ago 19 Feb 20, 2:46am -
  • newLaunch Center Pro utility adds new Icon Composer customization for Shortcuts and more
    Launch Center Pro has become a powerful utility that allows users to create simple shortcuts that speed up everyday tasks. Last year, the app added an all-new Icon Composer for Home screen customization, and an update today takes that feature to the next level. more…The post Launch Center Pro utility adds new Icon Composer customization for Shortcuts and more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 hour ago 19 Feb 20, 1:30am -
  • newwatchOS 6.1.3 for Apple Watch available today with critical bug fixes
    Apple today is releasing watchOS 6.1.3 to the public with bug fixes and improvements. The update includes a fix for an issue that prevented the irregular heart rhythm notification from working as expected for Apple Watch owners in Iceland. more…The post watchOS 6.1.3 for Apple Watch available today with critical bug fixes appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 11:34pm -
  • new9to5Mac Daily: February 18, 2020 – Apple’s investor update, March event rumors
    Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.Sponsored by MacStadium: Get 50% off your first two months of a Mac mini subscription now w/ code 9TO5MAC, or get started with MacStadium’s new Orka private cloud. https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/02/9to5Mac-Daily-02-18-2020.mp3 more…
    - 4 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 10:41pm -
  • newHands-on: LiteChaser Pro photo and video kits for iPhone 11 [Video]
    Today PolarPro launched its LiteChaser Pro photo and video kits for the iPhone 11 with special introductory pre-order pricing. The kits feature a specialized case that can accommodate a detachable grip, along with either a circular polarizer or variable ND filter.If you currently use or aspire to use your iPhone for serious photography or videography, then these kits might come in handy. Watch our hands-on video walkthrough for more details. more…The post Hands-on: LiteChaser Pro photo and…
    - 4 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 10:30pm -
  • newLogitech Mac Accessories from $16, and official iPhone cases starting at $20 highlight today’s best deals
    Tuesday’s best deals include a new Logitech Amazon Gold Box from $16, plus Apple’s official iPhone cases start at $20. You can also save on the 512GB iPhone XS at $600. Hit the jump for all that and more. more…The post Logitech Mac Accessories from $16, and official iPhone cases starting at $20 highlight today’s best deals appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 5 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 10:26pm -
  • newSoundCloud for iPhone and iPad now integrates with Files app, Android uploads coming later
    This week SoundCloud is rolling out support for users to upload tracks directly within its iOS app on iPhone and iPad. The new functionality also includes the ability to upload album artwork and more. more…The post SoundCloud for iPhone and iPad now integrates with Files app, Android uploads coming later appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 5 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 9:28pm -
  • newSpotify updates podcast show pages with trailers and Apple-inspired design
    Spotify has rolled out an update today to its podcasts show pages that include a new Apple-inspired design with trailers and descriptions toward the top and new show categories. more…The post Spotify updates podcast show pages with trailers and Apple-inspired design appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 6 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 9:09pm -
  • newKuo: Ultra-wide band chip production ramp predicts Q3 2020 launch for Apple AirTags
    As shared in a research note, TF Securities Ming-Chi Kuo expects Apple system-in-package partners to ramp up production of the ultra-wide band ‘AirTags’ in the second or third quarter of this year.Kuo says that the supply chain will be producing tens of millions of units by the end of the year. Although not said explicitly, it suggests that Apple’s Tile-like trackers (referenced in code as ‘AirTags’) will be released this year. more…The post Kuo: Ultra-wide band chip production r…
    - 7 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 8:15pm -
  • newApple launches movie bundle sale from $10, action films starting at $5, more
    Apple’s latest movie sale offers multi-film bundles from $10, plus a wide range of action titles and more from $5. All of which will become a permanent part of your library. There’s also this week’s $1 HD rental, which you can find down below. more…The post Apple launches movie bundle sale from $10, action films starting at $5, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 7 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 7:44pm -
  • newiOS software engineer says Apple service promos mean ‘iOS is adware’
    One of Tumblr’s software engineers has said that Apple’s promotions for its own services are so pervasive that “iOS is adware”… more…The post iOS software engineer says Apple service promos mean ‘iOS is adware’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 7 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 7:35pm -
  • newApple Music now copies Beats feature for smarter handling of alternate albums
    Apple Music now has a much smarter way of handling alternate album versions – one it has belatedly copied from the original Beats service.Previously, if there was more than one version of an album, they each appeared on the artist page, which made for a cluttered and confusing experience… more…The post Apple Music now copies Beats feature for smarter handling of alternate albums appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 8 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 6:41pm -
  • newSmartphone sales likely to be lowest in 5 years; Samsung may benefit
    An analysis of the likely tech industry impact of the coronavirus outbreak says that smartphone sales are this quarter likely to sink to their lowest level in five years. Apple yesterday announced that it would not hit its own guidance for the quarter.A separate report suggests that Samsung may be best-placed to weather the storm thanks to its main manufacturing base being outside China… more…The post Smartphone sales likely to be lowest in 5 years; Samsung may benefit appeared first on…
    - 9 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 6:03pm -
  • newAAPL down >3% in pre-market after coronavirus news; possible $4B hit to sales
    The announcement that Apple will not hit even the lower end of its guidance for the current quarter has seen AAPL down more than 3% in pre-market trading.At the time of writing, the stock is down by more than $11, a 3.5% drop on yesterday’s close… more…The post AAPL down >3% in pre-market after coronavirus news; possible $4B hit to sales appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 9 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 5:33pm -
  • newDigitimes: New ’12-inch’ iPad Pro in production with 3D-sensing rear camera, likely March launch
    Digitimes says that a new iPad Pro series is in production with a target release date of March, echoing earlier comments from Bloomberg. more…The post Digitimes: New ’12-inch’ iPad Pro in production with 3D-sensing rear camera, likely March launch appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 11 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 4:05pm -
  • newBloomberg: iPhone SE 2 on track to launch in March despite coronavirus production delays, new iPad Pro in first half of the year
    Last night, Apple released a statement warning investors that it would miss its quarterly revenue guidance, making it the second revenue warning in only two years. Apple said that business outside of China was strong, but production bottlenecks would affect worldwide supply and domestic Chinese demand was also down.Bloomberg says that Apple has been readying the lower-cost ‘iPhone SE 2’, which will resemble an iPhone 8 with an A13 chip inside, despite coronavirus disruption to factories. T…
    - 12 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 3:18pm -
  • newHow much is your iPhone X worth right now?
    The iPhone X was one of the most stunning iPhones to date when it launched, but as time passes, it ages just like any other smartphone. Whether you’re looking to sell your iPhone X to upgrade to the iPhone XS or even the iPhone 11, you’ve come to the right place. First, let’s find out how much it’s worth and how to get the most value for your trade-in. more…The post How much is your iPhone X worth right now? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 13 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 1:35pm -
  • newShould you buy an iPhone now or wait for the iPhone 9?
    An iPhone update is right around the corner, but we’re not talking about the iPhone 12. Instead, rumors indicate that Apple could launch a low-cost iPhone 9 or iPhone SE 2 as soon as next month. But should you wait for it or buy an iPhone now? more…The post Should you buy an iPhone now or wait for the iPhone 9? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 19 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 7:50am -
  • newPopular habit tracking app Streaks now available on the Mac
    One of my favorite apps for iPhone is the to-do list and habit tracking app Streaks. The premise is that it helps you automatically track goals and keep your habits, whether they be fitness and health related or other tasks you regularly complete. This week, Streaks is expanding from iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch to the Mac. more…The post Popular habit tracking app Streaks now available on the Mac appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 20 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 6:46am -
  • newTim Cook details Apple’s response to coronavirus outbreak in memo to employees
    Following Apple’s update for investors earlier this afternoon, Tim Cook has sent a memo to employees further addressing the coronavirus situation. In the memo, obtained by Bloomberg, Cook explains that Apple’s “return to normal” has been slower than anticipated. more…The post Tim Cook details Apple’s response to coronavirus outbreak in memo to employees appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 22 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 5:15am -
  • newComment: hands-on with Samsung Galaxy Z Flip — or why Apple should make an ‘iPhone Flip’ [Video]
    Over the weekend I got my hands on Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip smartphone. It doesn’t possess the type of flagship specs found on the recently revealed Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, but to me, it’s by far the more interesting phone, thanks to its ability to fold a 6.7-inch AMOLED display into a clamshell form factor that’s much more portable.The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is not the first foldable smartphone, but it’s easily the most impressive foldable phone that the industry has seen thus far.…
    - 24 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 3:07am -
  • Apple says it won’t meet Q2 earnings range due to coronavirus, iPhone supply constraints
    Apple has shared an investor update this afternoon focused on the guidance it provided for Q2 2020. Due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Apple says it won’t hit the March revenue guidance numbers it provided. more…The post Apple says it won’t meet Q2 earnings range due to coronavirus, iPhone supply constraints appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 18 Feb 20, 2:40am -
  • Rumor: Apple to hold special event on March 31, release iPhone 9 on April 3
    As we detailed a few weeks ago, there’s plenty of evidence to suggest Apple might be planning a spring media event. Now, a report from German iPhone rumors site iPhone-Ticker suggests Apple is planning a special event for the end of March. more…The post Rumor: Apple to hold special event on March 31, release iPhone 9 on April 3 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 18 Feb 20, 1:49am -
  • 9to5Mac Daily: February 17, 2020 – Instagram for iPad, Apple Music Replay 2020
    Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.Sponsored by MacStadium: Get 50% off your first two months of a Mac mini subscription now w/ code 9TO5MAC, or get started with MacStadium’s new Orka private cloud. https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/02/9to5Mac-Daily-02-17-2020.mp3 more…
    - 1 day ago 17 Feb 20, 10:30pm -
  • Take nearly $100 off 10.2-inch iPad, Anker USB-C essentials, more in today’s best deals
    Today’s best deals include nearly $100 off 10.2-inch iPad, a fresh Anker sale at Amazon, and $150 off Beats Studio3 headphones. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more…The post Take nearly $100 off 10.2-inch iPad, Anker USB-C essentials, more in today’s best deals appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 17 Feb 20, 10:25pm -
  • Feature Request: Let me resize the iPad floating keyboard
    This is a very simple feature request: I’d like the ability to resize the iPad floating keyboard.Currently, Apple gives us only two options: full width, or an iPhone-sized floating keyboard. On my 12.9-inch iPad Pro, the full-width one takes up too much screen space, while the floating one feels cramped. I’d like to be able to arbitrarily zoom it to any width… more…The post Feature Request: Let me resize the iPad floating keyboard appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 17 Feb 20, 9:18pm -
  • Review: Nixplay Smart Photo Frame is great at home, even better as a gift
    The Nixplay Smart Photo Frame is the latest and smartest digital photo frame from the company that claims to be the most popular brand in the US, with over 2 million units sold.It’s smart because it can be updated in a bunch of different ways: manually, with the smartphone app; by voice, with Alexa or Google Assistant; and automatically, by linking it to Google Photos… more…The post Review: Nixplay Smart Photo Frame is great at home, even better as a gift appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 17 Feb 20, 8:43pm -
  • You can now add your Apple Music ‘Replay 2020’ playlist with most played songs of the year
    Last year Apple introduced the Apple Music Replay, a feature that allows users to have a retrospective of what songs and albums they’ve listened to the most during each year through different playlists. And now you can access your “Replay 2020” playlist with the most played songs in your Apple Music this year. more…The post You can now add your Apple Music ‘Replay 2020’ playlist with most played songs of the year appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 17 Feb 20, 8:24pm -
  • Warren Buffett sold $800M of AAPL last quarter, remains biggest shareholder
    Warren Buffett‘s Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate last quarter sold more than $800M of AAPL stock, according to SEC filings… more…The post Warren Buffett sold $800M of AAPL last quarter, remains biggest shareholder appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 17 Feb 20, 8:00pm -
  • Coronavirus expected to severely hit laptop production, will be one-third down
    A supply-chain report predicts that laptop production in China will be severely hit by the coronavirus outbreak and that global shipments for this quarter will be down by anything between 29% and 36%.Quanta, which makes most of Apple’s MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models, has contingency plans in place, but these are not expected to be sufficient… more…The post Coronavirus expected to severely hit laptop production, will be one-third down appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 17 Feb 20, 6:48pm -
  • How much is your iPhone 8 / 8 Plus worth right now?
    So you have an iPhone 8 or 8 Plus laying around, and you’re wondering what it’s worth. Great, you’ve come to the right place! You might be surprised how simple it is to ditch your old iPhone 8 or 8 Plus and get on with updating to the latest iPhone. But first, let’s find out how much it’s worth and how to get the most value for your trade. more…The post How much is your iPhone 8 / 8 Plus worth right now? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 17 Feb 20, 1:36pm -
  • How to turn off iPad multitasking — Split View, Slide Over, more
    Multitasking on iPad has evolved over the years, and with iPadOS 13, we saw another round of changes and new capabilities. But if you find yourself accidentally invoking features like Split View, follow along for how to turn off multitasking on your iPad. more…The post How to turn off iPad multitasking — Split View, Slide Over, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 17 Feb 20, 1:31pm -
  • How much is your iPhone 7/ 7 Plus worth right now?
    So you have an aging iPhone 7 or 7 Plus sitting in a drawer somewhere and you just want to get rid of it? Or maybe you’re looking to upgrade to a brand new iPhone X or later? Regardless of your situation, if you’re going to get rid of your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, it can help to know how much it’s worth and how to get the most value for your trade in (or, alternatively just skip the hassle of selling it altogether). more…The post How much is your iPhone 7/ 7 Plus worth right now? appeared…
    - 2 days ago 17 Feb 20, 1:30pm -
  • Instagram CEO explains why the company hasn’t developed an iPad app yet
    It’s 2020 and Instagram still doesn’t have an iPad app — despite its barrage of other feature additions and expansions. Now, in a response to a user question this weekend, Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri has explained why the company has yet to roll out an app for the iPad. more…The post Instagram CEO explains why the company hasn’t developed an iPad app yet appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 16 Feb 20, 8:44pm -
  • This week’s top stories: iPhone 9 pricing and naming rumors, Swift Playgrounds for Mac, more
    In this week’s top stories: More details on the iPhone 9, iOS 13.4 public beta testing, Microsoft launches xCloud beta for iOS, and much more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest news.more…The post This week’s top stories: iPhone 9 pricing and naming rumors, Swift Playgrounds for Mac, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 16 Feb 20, 8:03pm -
  • Comment: Why iCloud is what keeps me from switching from Apple Music to Spotify
    Over the years, I’ve dabbled with using Spotify instead of Apple Music. Both platforms offer users access to millions of songs and offer a wealth of personalization options. The one thing that has always kept me coming back and sticking with Apple Music is iCloud Music Library. iCloud Music Library is a feature that allows you to upload your own music and have it live right alongside your Apple Music content. It’s a feature that I use frequently, and it’s something Spotify can’t match m…
    - 2 days ago 16 Feb 20, 7:30pm -
  • Photos: Apple Store arrives at Norwalk’s SoNo Collection
    Apple SoNo Collection opened today in South Norwalk, Connecticut. The space is Apple’s first new store completed in 2020 and the finishing touch for The SoNo Collection mall, which opened last October. The new Apple Store replaces a previous location at the nearby Stamford Town Center. more…The post Photos: Apple Store arrives at Norwalk’s SoNo Collection appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 16 Feb 20, 12:16am -
  • Developer successfully installs Microsoft’s new dual-screen Windows 10X OS on a MacBook
    Microsoft recently released the first Windows 10X emulator, allowing developers to get an early look at the new operating system designed for dual-screen devices. As it turns out, eager developers have already extracted the OS image and installed it on real hardware — including a 12-inch MacBook. more…The post Developer successfully installs Microsoft’s new dual-screen Windows 10X OS on a MacBook appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 15 Feb 20, 8:46pm -
  • Apple @ Work: ‘Apple Device Management’ book is the resource all IT managers need to have
    As someone who’s been managing iPads and Macs for a long time, I know there are a lot of “nooks” where settings are in various mobile device management systems. I’ve learned a lot of things through trial and error as the platforms have evolved, but that isn’t useful for new technicians. A new book was recently published that I feel is essential for anyone who works with Apple products in the enterprise. I just finished reading Apple Device Management: A Unified Theory of Managing Mac…
    - 3 days ago 15 Feb 20, 7:30pm -
  • Oklahoma mom credits Apple Watch with detecting SVT heart rhythm in her 13 year-old son
    An Oklahoma mom is crediting the Apple Watch with alerting her to her middle school aged son’s abnormally high heart rate. 13-year-old Skylar Joslin was sitting in class when his Apple Watch detected a heart of 190 beats-per-minute. more…The post Oklahoma mom credits Apple Watch with detecting SVT heart rhythm in her 13 year-old son appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 15 Feb 20, 7:15pm -
  • HQ Trivia shuts down after failed acquisition and declining popularity
    HQ Trivia made a name for itself with live trivia games offering real cash prizes, but over the last year, interest in the app has sharply declined. Now, the company has announced that it is shutting down and ceasing all operations. more…The post HQ Trivia shuts down after failed acquisition and declining popularity appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 15 Feb 20, 6:15pm -
  • 9to5Rewards: Win iPhone 11 + Flash USB-C powerbank preorder deal
    There’s still time to enter our iPhone 11 giveaway and to get the new Flash 150W USB-C Powerbank & Wireless Charger at a special preorder price ahead of its launch:Preorder the Flash by Chargeasap now for $139 (Reg $299)Head below to enter the giveaway: more…The post 9to5Rewards: Win iPhone 11 + Flash USB-C powerbank preorder deal appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 4 days ago 15 Feb 20, 4:45am -
  • How to send more personal messages on iPhone with Digital Touch heartbeat, kiss, more
    Since it’s Valentine’s Day, you might be looking for different ways to show your significant other some love. Follow along for how to use Digital Touch on iPhone and Apple Watch to send a more personal message with your heartbeat, a kiss, fireball, or even a broken heart. more…The post How to send more personal messages on iPhone with Digital Touch heartbeat, kiss, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 4 days ago 15 Feb 20, 3:55am -
  • iPhone 12 may use custom 5G antenna with Qualcomm modems
    After settling its legal fight with Qualcomm last year and securing a 5G chip supply for its 2020 iPhones, things seemed to be looking up for Apple bringing the next-gen cellular standard to its iPhone 12 lineup. However, a new report today says that Apple isn’t satisfied with Qualcomm’s antenna designed to work with its 5G chips and that it may make its own… for this fall’s iPhones. more…The post iPhone 12 may use custom 5G antenna with Qualcomm modems appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 4 days ago 15 Feb 20, 2:06am -
  • Ex-Apple chip exec claims Apple trying to ‘suffocate’ new tech after staff poaching
    One of Apple’s current lawsuits is with its former chief chip architect, Gerard Williams III. In a recent hearing for the case, Williams claimed that Apple recruited employees from his new startup Nuvia and that the lawsuit is being used to “suffocate the creation of new technologies and solutions by a new business…” more…The post Ex-Apple chip exec claims Apple trying to ‘suffocate’ new tech after staff poaching appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 4 days ago 15 Feb 20, 1:24am -
  • Apple’s Developer HIG updated with new buttons, icons, Sign In with Apple logo
    Apple has released an update for its Human Interface Guidelines resources for developers. The changes bring a new logo and buttons for Sign In with Apple, icon for Apple Health, Apple Pay templates, and more. more…The post Apple’s Developer HIG updated with new buttons, icons, Sign In with Apple logo appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 4 days ago 15 Feb 20, 12:21am -
  • Coronavirus cruise treated with 2000 iPhones deployed to everyone stuck on board
    In a more curious example of how iPhone is involved with the coronavirus outbreak, the Japanese Ministry of Health is set to hand out over 2000 iPhones to passengers stuck onboard a Princess cruise ship near Japan. more…The post Coronavirus cruise treated with 2000 iPhones deployed to everyone stuck on board appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 4 days ago 14 Feb 20, 10:55pm -
  • HomeKit Weekly: How Apple’s smart home platform compares to Amazon Alexa
    One of the common questions I get is people asking about HomeKit vs. Amazon Alexa. All of these people have iPhones, but they are starting to dabble in the smart home market, so it can be confusing to see the Home app, but then see “works with Alexa” when browsing on Amazon.com. Once you get invested in a platform, it can be difficult and costly to change. So what’s the best smart home platform to get started with in 2020? more…The post HomeKit Weekly: How Apple’s smart home platfor…
    - 4 days ago 14 Feb 20, 10:30pm -
  • Best Buy Presidents’ Day sale highlights the best deals, plus up to $300 off MacBook Pro and iPad Pro
    Best Buy’s Presidents’ Day sale highlights the best deals today, plus markdowns on iPad Pro, and up to $300 off the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro. Head below for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more…The post Best Buy Presidents’ Day sale highlights the best deals, plus up to $300 off MacBook Pro and iPad Pro appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 4 days ago 14 Feb 20, 10:26pm -
  • 9to5Mac Daily: February 14, 2020 – Apple adds new AR Quick Look features, more
    Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.Sponsored by Chargeasap: Preorder the new Flash 150W USB-C Powerbank for $139 (Reg $299) & enter our iPhone 11 giveaway.https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/02/9to5Mac-Daily-02-14-2020.mp3 more…The post 9to5Mac Daily: February 14, 2020 – Apple a…
    - 4 days ago 14 Feb 20, 9:44pm -
  • 9to5Mac Happy Hour 264: Swift Playgrounds on Mac, state of Catalyst, 5G iPhone rumors
    Apple Swift Playgrounds iPad app comes to the Mac, we talk about the ongoing state of Mac Catalyst apps, cheap iPhone and 5G iPhone rumors, and more.9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or through our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes are released every Friday.Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9to5Mac Happy Hour to save 20% off your first year!https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/si…
    - 4 days ago 14 Feb 20, 9:02pm -
  • Pandora now lets you stream music on the Apple Watch without iPhone
    Pandora is out with an update that brings a highly requested feature, streaming support for Apple Watch. This offers more flexibility to listen to your favorite music even if it’s not downloaded to your watch when away from your iPhone. more…The post Pandora now lets you stream music on the Apple Watch without iPhone appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 4 days ago 14 Feb 20, 8:50pm -
  • These are the latest Apple Arcade games for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and Apple TV
    Apple Arcade launched with close to 100 titles and the service is seeing new games added regularly. Follow along with our guide on the latest from Apple’s gaming service. more…The post These are the latest Apple Arcade games for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and Apple TV appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 4 days ago 14 Feb 20, 8:01pm -
  • Apple $5 Valentine’s Day movie sale now live plus bundles from $10
    Apple is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a big $5 movie sale this weekend, dropping a number of popular titles by 50% or more to all-time low prices. Each title will become a permanent part of your library. Head below for all of our top picks. more…The post Apple $5 Valentine’s Day movie sale now live plus bundles from $10 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 4 days ago 14 Feb 20, 7:35pm -
  • Comment: Apple is wrong in the staff bag search case, and should fix it today
    We learned yesterday that the California Supreme Court ruled against Apple in a bag search case: deciding whether or not the company has to pay retail workers for the time spent for their bags to be checked at the end of their shifts.Staff had complained that they not only had to remain in the store for the time taken by the search itself but could be waiting around up to 45 minutes in the queue for the search – all of which time was unpaid… more…The post Comment: Apple is wrong in the…
    - 4 days ago 14 Feb 20, 7:02pm -
  • IRS suggests game currencies are not taxable; tax experts say don’t believe it
    A change to the IRS website suggests that game currencies are not taxable, despite an earlier statement that they are – but tax experts say people should probably still declare them… more…The post IRS suggests game currencies are not taxable; tax experts say don’t believe it appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 4 days ago 14 Feb 20, 5:54pm -
  • UK carrier Three deploying 5G in time for ‘critical’ launch of new iPhones
    UK carrier Three is launching 5G service at the end of the month, saying that this year’s flagship iPhones will be a ‘critical’ point in demand for the faster data service… more…The post UK carrier Three deploying 5G in time for ‘critical’ launch of new iPhones appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 4 days ago 14 Feb 20, 5:28pm -
  • 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.
    - 5 days ago 14 Feb 20, 2:17pm -
  • Ming-Chi Kuo casts doubt on 2×2 MIMO uplink support for 5G iPhone 12
    Apple’s iPhone 12 may not support 2×2 uplink as initially expected, according to the latest report from Ming-Chi Kuo. more…The post Ming-Chi Kuo casts doubt on 2×2 MIMO uplink support for 5G iPhone 12 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 5 days ago 14 Feb 20, 2:04pm -
  • Linksys says HomeKit support is coming to Velop routers ‘in the next several days’ [U]
    Linksys has announced today that it will soon start adding HomeKit support to its Velop line of routers. While specific information is unclear, the company says the software updates will begin to roll out “in the next several days.” more…The post Linksys says HomeKit support is coming to Velop routers ‘in the next several days’ [U] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 5 days ago 14 Feb 20, 8:29am -

Cult of Mac

  • newApple’s location-tracking Tags might finally launch later this year
    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge After months of rumors and speculation, it looks like Apple will produce tens of millions of its ultra-wideband trackers (tentatively called AirTags or Apple Tags) by the end of the year, possibly by the third quarter, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts (via 9to5Mac). The existence of Apple Tags / AirTags was leaked by numerous outlets last year. Images showed a Bluetooth tracker similar to Tile devices that would use the same ultra-wideband radios as…
    - 5 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 10:18pm -
  • newApple Music now groups different versions of the same albums
    Image: Federico Viticci Apple Music has tweaked the way it organizes different versions of the same album, as spotted by Federico Viticci of MacStories. Now, if you tap on an album in Apple Music, any alternate versions will appear below the tracklist in a section called “Other Versions.”Viticci points out a few specific examples in a tweet. Tap on Death Cab for Cutie’s Transatlanticism, for example, and two other versions of the album are available: Transatlanticism Demos and Transatl…
    - 5 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 10:04pm -
  • newCoronavirus impact on tech industry predicted in new report
    Photo by GREG BAKER/AFP via Getty Images Supply-chain analytics provider TrendForce has issued a report assessing the likely impact of the 2019-nCoV outbreak on tech manufacturing. The coronavirus has already caused major disruption throughout the tech industry, with huge trade shows cancelled and companies like Apple expecting to miss their forecasts.The report breaks its assessments down into individual components as well as product categories to provide a broad overview of the industry. I…
    - 12 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 2:37pm -
  • Apple warns revenue will be lower than expected because of coronavirus impact
    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge In a rare investor update on Monday, Apple said the global effects of the coronavirus outbreak are having have a material impact on the company bottom line. The company does not expect to meet its own revenue guidance for the second quarter due to the impact of the virus, and warns that “worldwide iPhone supply will be temporarily constrained.” Store closures and reduced retail traffic in China are also expected to have a significant impact.All of…
    - 1 day ago 18 Feb 20, 2:56am -
  • Watch the first trailer for ‘Amazing Stories,’ Steven Spielberg’s Apple TV Plus show
    Image: Apple Today, Apple posted a trailer for Amazing Stories, a new anthology series executive produced by legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg and helmed by his production company Amblin Entertainment. The new series launches on Apple TV Plus on March 6th.The new Amazing Stories is a revival of Spielberg’s NBC series that first aired in 1985. The original show dipped its toes into fantasy, horror, and science fiction, and based on the trailer, the revival of the show will do the same. T…
    - 1 day ago 18 Feb 20, 12:31am -
  • Apple now lets you shop directly in augmented reality
    This week, Apple began rolling out a new update to its Quick Look augmented reality tool, letting iPhone and iPad users check out products in AR and then buy them directly.Quick Look already let retailers offer an AR preview of their products by uploading a flat sticker or 3D product model so shoppers could see how a product might look in a real-world space. Now, TechCrunch says that retailers can add a new button into that AR preview, which could let a customer immediately buy that product usi…
    - 4 days ago 15 Feb 20, 7:05am -
  • Apple might use its own 5G antenna in its 2020 iPhones
    Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Apple is widely expected to debut its first 5G iPhones this fall, powered by Qualcomm’s X55 modem — thanks to Apple and Qualcomm’s surprise settlement last year that saw the two companies resume business. But a new report from Fast Company indicates that Apple is looking to limit its reliance on Qualcomm, with the iPhone maker said to be exploring designing its own 5G antenna rather than relying on Qualcomm’s existing hardware. The issue at…
    - 4 days ago 15 Feb 20, 3:16am -
  • California court says Apple Store workers must be paid for time spent waiting to be searched
    The California Supreme Court says state law requires Apple to pay retail store employees for the time they spend waiting for bag searches at the end of a shift, the Los Angeles Times reports. “We conclude that plaintiffs’ time spent on Apple’s premises waiting for, and undergoing, mandatory exit searches of bags, packages, or personal Apple technology devices, such as iPhones, voluntarily brought to work purely for personal convenience is compensable as ‘hours worked,’” Chief Justi…
    - 4 days ago 14 Feb 20, 9:58pm -
  • Apple’s new 16-inch MacBook Pro is now available refurbished, starting at $2,039
    Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verg Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro is now available through the company’s refurbished store starting at $2,039. This model from late 2019 has an improved keyboard, lots of power, and what The Verge’s Dieter Bohn thinks are the “best speakers on a laptop.” It’s usually very expensive, starting at $2,399 for a new machine and moving up from there. But starting today (via MacRumors) you can decide between several refurbished models through Apple’s online s…
    - 5 days ago 14 Feb 20, 3:07am -
  • YouTube TV will cancel subscriptions of customers using Apple’s in-app payments in March
    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge YouTube TV already stopped accepting new signups through in-app subscriptions on the iPhone and iPad a while ago, and now YouTube has decided it’s had enough of splitting subscription revenues from its TV service with Apple. As noted by MacRumors, the company is emailing YouTube TV customers with a warning that it plans to phase out support for in-app payments altogether in March. After that, Apple device owners will have to subscribe to YouTube TV vi…
    - 5 days ago 14 Feb 20, 2:16am -

Apple Insider

MacWorld

  • newApple releases watchOS 6.1.3 with important bug fix
    On Tuesday, Apple released watchOS 6.1.3 for those with an Apple Watch series 1 or later and iOS 13. If you’re still using iOS 12, you can grab watchOS 5.3.5.The update is rather small, but important. It’s purely a bug-fix update, and especially important for those in Iceland. The release notes are as follows:This update includes improvements and bug fixes, including a fix for an issue that prevented the irregular heart rhythm notification from working as expected for Apple Watch owners in…
    - 2 hours ago 19 Feb 20, 12:39am -
  • newBest 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
    - 3 hours ago 19 Feb 20, 12:08am -
  • newQualcomm’s new Snapdragon X60 5G modem has an audience of one: Apple
    Qualcomm’s latest 5G modem isn’t the leap that the X55 was last year, but it might be more important. While the Snapdragon X60 5G Modem-RF System touts a slew of technical and practical enhancements to take full advantage of the next-generation networks’ tremendous speeds, Qualcomm’s new modem isn’t built for phones like the Samsung Galaxy S20 that are already on board with 5G, it’s made for the one that isn’t: the iPhone.Let’s get the technical stuff out of the way first. The X6…
    - 6 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 8:30pm -
  • newRing beefs up its security with mandatory 2FA, suspends third-party trackers in mobile app
    Ring flips on mandatory two-factor authentication in an effort to clean up its image.
    - 6 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 8:28pm -
  • newFive great iPhone weather apps you should try
    We spend hours a day in messaging and social media apps, and probably no more than a few minutes in a weather app. Nonetheless, a good weather app is one of the most important apps on our iPhones. It’s how we know when to wear a heavier jacket or take along an umbrella. These apps can influence everything from our preparation for natural disasters to our sprinkler timings.It’s important to have an accurate, easy-to-read weather app that quickly and effortlessly tells you just what you want t…
    - 9 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 5:45pm -
  • newHow’d that turn out? Revisiting some Apple-killing technologies
    It’s time once again to play the new game show that’s sweeping the nation: How’d THAT Turn Out?, in which we look back at predictions of things that were totally going to own Apple and see how that turned out.(Please note that The Macalope is free to make up as many fake game shows as he likes and is under no obligation to follow up on them later.)First up: The prediction that Apple Pay had no chance.HOW’D! THAT! TURN! OUT?!“Apple Pay is on pace to account for 10% of all global card tr…
    - 10 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 4:45pm -
  • newAnker Nebula Soundbar—Fire TV Edition review: Great Fire TV and Alexa functionality, but so-so sound
    This 2.1-channel soundbar comes with Fire TV and Alexa onboard, but we weren’t impressed by its mediocre audio.
    - 10 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 4:30pm -
  • newApple announces that it will miss Q2 forecasted revenue due to the coronavirus
    Apple on Monday announced that it will miss its forecasted revenue guidance for the second fiscal quarter of 2020 due to the coronavirus epidemic. The company had projected revenue for the quarter between $63 and $67 billion, and gross margin between 38 and 39 percent. Apple did not provide revised Q2 earnings estimates.In a released statement, Apple stated that it is, “experiencing a slower return to normal conditions than we had anticipated. As a result, we do not expect to meet the revenue…
    - 23 hours ago 18 Feb 20, 3:30am -
  • iPadOS 14 wish list: 5 ways Apple could make the iPad even better
    With iPadOS 13, Apple made it easier to take the iPad seriously as a laptop replacement. Suddenly, that “What’s a computer” ad didn’t sound quite as wacky as it did the year before.But Apple could do a little better. iPadOS 13 revealed an Apple that’s willing to include features like mouse support that would have seemed unthinkable in iPads only a couple of years before. Apple should keep the ball rolling now that it’s set it in motion.Here are a few suggestions for how Apple could g…
    - 1 day ago 17 Feb 20, 5:45pm -
  • PureVPN review: We like it, especially on sale
    People usually subscribe to a VPN service for specific reasons. They want to stream Netflix outside of the U.S., protect their communications over open Wi-Fi, or participate in file sharing for TOTALLY LEGITIMATE REASONS.Understanding that’s how people use a virtual private network, PureVPN, officially based in Hong Kong, provides a list of servers based on those common use cases. Instead of asking you where you want to connect and sending you on your way, this service first asks what you want…
    - 1 day ago 17 Feb 20, 4:45pm -
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