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  • newApple Shares Requirements for Default Third-Party Browser and Email Apps With Developers
    Apple in iOS 14 plans to allow users to set a third-party app as the default email or browser app on an iPhone or iPad, replacing the current Apple-made default apps Safari and Mail.Apple hasn't provided many details on the new feature to users, but as noted by MacStories' Federico Vittici, Apple has shared documentation with developers who want their apps to have the option to be set as a default email or browser app.According to Apple, developers will need to meet certain guidelines and wh…
    - 2 hours ago 4 Aug 20, 4:58am -
  • newApple Explains Why You Might See 'Not Charging' When a Mac is Plugged In
    If you have a Mac and have seen a "Not Charging" warning when plugging it in to power, Apple last week released a support document that explains why.Macs running macOS 10.15.5 or later have a Battery Health Management feature to preserve the life of the battery, and occasionally, the Battery Health Management option will cause the Mac to pause its charging for calibration purposes.Depending on its settings, your Mac might temporarily pause charging to help calibrate battery health management,…
    - 5 hours ago 4 Aug 20, 2:12am -
  • newApple Shipped an Estimated 14.3 Million iPads Worldwide in Q2 2020 Amid Surging Tablet Market
    Apple shipped an estimated 14.3 million iPads in the second quarter of 2020, maintaining its position as the number one tablet vendor in the world, according to new data shared today by Canalys. That's up 19.8 percent from the 11.9 million sold in the year-ago quarter.Apple's own earnings for Q2 2020 indicated a major surge in iPad sales as people work and learn from home. Apple does not provide details on the number of iPads sold or a model breakdown, but iPad sales brought in $6.5 billion du…
    - 6 hours ago 4 Aug 20, 1:29am -
  • newMicrosoft to Stop Supporting Office 2016 for Mac in October
    Microsoft's Office 2016 for Mac is set to reach its end of support date on October 13, 2020, and after that date, connecting to Office 365 services using the Office 2016 for Mac software will no longer be supported.Microsoft shared the detail in a support document from July highlighting which versions of Office will be supported for connecting to Office 365 services in the future.Connecting to Office 365 services using Office 2016 for Mac isn't supported after October 13, 2020. That's because…
    - 7 hours ago 4 Aug 20, 12:51am -
  • newApple Signs First Look TV and Movie Deal With Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way Production Company
    Apple has inked a first look deal with Appian Way Productions, a film and television production company founded by actor Leonardo DiCaprio, reports Deadline.The multi-year deal will allow Apple the first opportunity to pick up new TV and movie projects produced by Appian Way.Apple is already working with Appian Way on "Shining Girls," a metaphysical thriller starring Elisabeth Moss. Apple also owns the rights to "Killers of the Flower Moon," a Martin Scorsese film that will star Leonardo DiC…
    - 8 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 11:46pm -
  • newApple Encourages Developers to Use iOS 14's New App Attest API to Protect Against Security Threats
    Apple in iOS 14 added a new App Attest API to the DeviceCheck feature that helps keep iOS apps secure. Apple today sent out a reminder to developers, letting them know about the new API.App Attest is designed to reduce fraudulent app use, generating a cryptographic key on a device to verify app integrity before the server provides access, which will help cut down on hacked apps and apps that are sideloaded and modified through jailbreak tweaks.Part of the DeviceCheck services, the new App Atte…
    - 9 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 10:26pm -
  • newGoogle Launches Pixel 4a, a $349 iPhone SE Competitor
    Google today announced the launch of its latest smartphone, the Pixel 4a, which has a $349 price tag and is designed to compete with lower-cost devices like Apple's $399 iPhone SE.The Pixel 4a features a 5.81-inch display that's all screen, with a small front-facing pinhole camera at the top left, a square-shaped camera bump at the rear, and fingerprint biometrics on the back.Design wise, the display is much larger than the ‌iPhone SE‌'s display, which is modeled after the 4.7-inch iPhon…
    - 9 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 10:14pm -
  • newApple Pay Partner Boon Shutting Down in October
    Mobile banking service Boon today announced it will be discontinuing service on October 3, 2020, as noted by iPhone-Ticker.de. Boon was an Apple Pay partner in several European countries, offering virtual credit cards for contactless payments.This news comes shortly after Boon's parent company Wirecard filed for insolvency following a series of accounting scandals. Boon has shared a FAQ with more details for customers.There's still money in your boon.Account?Then we recommend the following…
    - 10 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 9:56pm -
  • newApple Suppliers Plan Major Production Move to India
    An unspecified Apple supplier is planning to move a significant amount of production operations to India, according to The Times of India. The unnamed Apple contract manufacturer is expected to shift six production lines in total, with the aim of accommodating the export of $5 billion worth of devices from India. Establishment of a new facility for these new Indian production lines is expected to generate employment for around 55,000 workers over the period of a year. It will begin manufacturi…
    - 10 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 9:32pm -
  • newApple TV+ Provides First Look at Upcoming Motorcycle Series 'Long Way Up'
    Apple TV+ today provided a first look at "Long Way Up," an upcoming motorcycle series produced by and starring Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman. The first three episodes will premiere September 18, followed by new episodes weekly.The series will follow Ewan and Charley as they ride through Latin American countries, including Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, and Mexico:Covering 13,000 miles over 100 days through 16 border crossings and 13 countries, starting from the city of…
    - 10 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 9:19pm -
  • newPanera Bread Now Offers 3% Daily Cash With Apple Card
    Panera Bread today announced that it now offers customers 3% Daily Cash when they use the Apple Card with Apple Pay for purchases in the Panera app, on Panera.com, and at its restaurants across the United States. Panera Bread is the first restaurant to offer 3% Daily Cash, with other participating brands including Apple, Nike, T-Mobile, Uber, Uber Eats, Duane Reade, Walgreens, and Exxon and Mobil gas stations. Daily Cash is automatically added to the Apple Cash card in the Wallet app, or it ca…
    - 11 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 8:55pm -
  • newDeals: Get the AirPods With Wireless Charging Case for New Low Price of $139.98 ($59 Off)
    You can get Apple's AirPods with Wireless Charging Case for $139.98 on Amazon this week, down from $199.00. This sale represents a new low price for this model of Apple's 2019 Airpods.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.This version includes Apple's Wireless Charging Case for the AirPods, allowing you to refuel the headphones on any Qi-compatible charging mat. AirPo…
    - 12 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 7:13pm -
  • newMicrosoft Confirms Plan to Acquire TikTok, Trump Gives Consent
    After rumors of a potential deal arose last week, Microsoft has publicly confirmed its intention to purchase TikTok in the United States and several other territories.The company has outlined its intention to "move quickly to pursue discussions with TikTok's parent company, ByteDance, in a matter of weeks." The two companies have provided formal notice of their intent to explore a preliminary proposal that would involve a purchase of TikTok in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zeal…
    - 13 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 6:52pm -
  • newApple Facing $1.4 Billion Lawsuit by Chinese AI Firm in Siri Patent Battle
    Apple has been hit with a $1.4 billion lawsuit by a Chinese artificial intelligence company that alleges Apple violated a patent it owns for a virtual assistant similar to Siri, according to a paywalled Wall Street Journal report.Shanghai Zhizhen Network Technology Co. said in a statement on Monday it was suing Apple for an estimated 10 billion yuan ($1.43 billion) in damages in a Shanghai court, alleging the iPhone and iPad maker's products violated a patent the Chinese company owns for a virt…
    - 14 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 5:51pm -
  • newWarren Buffett's Stake in Apple Tripled in Value to Over $100 Billion
    Investor Warren Buffett's stake in Apple has tripled in value to be worth over $100 billion, reports BusinessInsider.The Berkshire Hathaway CEO spent $35 billion to acquire 250 million Apple shares between 2016 and 2018, according to his 2019 shareholder letter. Buffett has since sold some of his Apple holdings, and at last count owned 245 million shares, worth more than $104 billion.Apple's third-quarter earnings pushed its stock price up by 10 percent to an intraday all-time high of $425 o…
    - 14 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 5:31pm -
  • newApple May Launch This Year's 'iPhone 12' Lineup in Two Stages, With 6.1-inch Models Debuting First
    Apple last week confirmed that its "‌iPhone‌ 12" launch will be delayed this year due to the ongoing global health crisis and restrictions on travel. Apple last year started selling iPhones in late September, but this year, Apple projects supply will be "available a few weeks later," suggesting a release sometime in October. We're expecting a total of four OLED iPhones in 5.4, 6.1, and 6.7-inch sizes in 2020. It's not clear if all ‌iPhone‌ models in the upcoming lineup will be availabl…
    - 16 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 3:44pm -
  • new'Today at Apple' Creative Sessions Return to Apple Stores in China
    Apple's "Today at Apple" in-store creative sessions are returning to some retail locations in mainland China, following a pause due to the global health crisis.Today at Apple will resume at the following nine stores across the country on Monday, August 3, writes Michael Steeber (via 9to5Mac). Apple Zhujiang New TownApple MixC Nanning Apple Nanjing Jinmao Place Apple Suzhou Apple Parc 66 Jinan Apple Shanghai iapm Apple MixC Chengdu Apple Kunming Apple Tianyi Square The locations all f…
    - 17 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 2:40pm -
  • newApp Recap: Filter, Hue Menu Bar, TimeBloc and Major App Updates
    In this week's App Recap, we've highlighted productivity app "Filter," utilities app "Hue Menu Bar for Philips Hue," and productivity app "TimeBloc" as three apps that are worth checking out. We've also compiled a list of apps that received major updates this week.Apps to Check OutFilter - Website and App Blocker (Mac, Free) - Filter is an app that lets users organize websites and apps to block into customizable lists that feature a duration or end time set by users. Once the blocker has been…
    - 24 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 7:33am -
  • American Airlines Offers Free Apple TV+ Streaming as In-Flight Entertainment Option
    Apple has expanded its partnership with American Airlines, as the airline is now offering free Apple TV+ streaming as an in-flight entertainment option (via The Points Guy).Only select Apple TV+ shows like "The Morning Show," "Dickinson," and "Defending Jacob" are available for in-flight viewing at the current time. An American Airlines representative confirmed to The Points Guy that the airline will rotate content available from Apple TV+ each month.Apple last year partnered with American A…
    - 1 day ago 3 Aug 20, 4:39am -
  • Unreleased iPod Touch with Mac Pro Glossy Black Finish Shared Online
    Twitter user @DongleBookPro has today posted images of what seems to be a first-generation iPod Touch prototype with a 2013 Mac Pro-style glossy black finish.The Twitter user claims that the iPod Touch prototype pictured has "the same coating as the 2013 Mac Pro." Had the finish been selected for the final product, it also would have been similar to the metallic glossy black finish that was included on the special U2 edition of the fifth-generation iPod in 2006.The glossy black ‌Mac Pro‌…
    - 1 day ago 3 Aug 20, 12:02am -

The Unofficial Apple Blog

  • newTwitter 'rate limit' messages are due to an error, not your bad tweets
    If you’re one of the many people seeing some weirdness with Twitter.com, the apps or Tweetdeck right now, it’s not just you. We’ve seen those “rate limit exceeded” messages too, and contacted Twitter to find out what’s going on. A spokesperson tells...
    - 2 hours ago 4 Aug 20, 5:53am -
  • newTCL’s next 6 Series TV has a THX-certified gaming mode
    TCL has collaborated with THX on the next edition of its 6 Series TV with a Certified Game Mode, continuing the company’s recent foray into gaming technology. Both companies say the pairing of TCL’s “superior visuals” and THX’s “world-class” technolo...
    - 2 hours ago 4 Aug 20, 5:07am -
  • newNew York and California are reportedly helping the FTC investigate Amazon
    Amazon could soon have another problem on its hands. According to Bloomberg, New York attorney general Letitia James is partnering with her counterpart in California and the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the online retailer. Bloomberg repor...
    - 4 hours ago 4 Aug 20, 3:43am -
  • newDish buys Ting Mobile to expand its wireless business
    Dish is adding another piece to its small but growing wireless business. On Monday, the company announced a deal to acquire the customer base of mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Ting Mobile from Tucows. As part of the agreement, the latter will...
    - 5 hours ago 4 Aug 20, 2:15am -
  • newTrump says TikTok has until September 15th to sell US operations or close
    According to the New York Times, President Donald Trump said at a White House briefing that TikTok must sell its US operations by September 15th, or be forced to shut down. He is open, however, to a Microsoft takeover of the outfit. He also wanted th...
    - 7 hours ago 4 Aug 20, 12:36am -
  • newSpider-Man is coming to the PlayStation version of 'Marvel's Avengers'
    Marvel's Avengers on Sony platforms will feature an exclusive hero: Spider-Man. Developer Crystal Dynamics said it plans to add the superhero to the PlayStation version of the upcoming game in early 2021. The studio didn't say whether Spider-Man will...
    - 7 hours ago 4 Aug 20, 12:35am -
  • newSnapchat targets TikTok by adding music to snaps
    Snapchat will soon get a little more like Instagram and TikTok. The app is working on an update that will allow users to add music to their snaps, the company revealed. With the update, users will be able to add songs to their snaps either before or...
    - 8 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 11:56pm -
  • newGarmin reportedly paid millions to resolve its recent ransomware attack
    Garmin suffered an outage last month that temporarily took many of the company’s systems and services offline. It later claimed it was the victim of a cyberattack without offering specifics of what caused it. Reports suggested ransomware was involved...
    - 8 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 11:32pm -
  • newThe Google Pixel 4a vs. the competition: The midrange heats up
    For years most of our attention has been focused on flagship handsets from companies like Apple, Google and Samsung. But since last year’s release of the excellent Pixel 3a, midrange devices have gotten a lot more interesting. Today Google finally an...
    - 8 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 11:22pm -
  • newImpossible Burger continues its rapid expansion with Publix
    Impossible Foods announced today that its plant-based Impossible Burger will now be available at more than 1,200 Publix stores. Publix is primarily located in Florida, Georgia and much of the Southeast. This continues the company’s aggressive grocery...
    - 9 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 10:41pm -
  • newMicrosoft redesigned the Xbox store ahead of Series X debut
    The Microsoft Store on Xbox is getting a makeover ahead of the Xbox Series X release later this year. Microsoft says it rebuilt the store from the ground up, and it’ll be “faster, safer and easier to use than ever before.”It claims the store is more...
    - 9 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 10:13pm -
  • newMIT AI system knows when to make a medical diagnosis or defer to an expert
    AI can now detect lung, breast, brain, skin and cervical cancer. But in the world of medical AI, figuring out when to rely on experts versus algorithms is still tricky. It’s not simply a matter of who is “better” at making a diagnosis or prediction....
    - 9 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 10:04pm -
  • newMasterbuilt Gravity Series 560 review: A versatile smart charcoal grill
    When it comes to connected grills, pellet models are all the rage. While they produce some excellent tasting food, wood pellets aren’t as readily available as charcoal, despite the rising popularity. Sure, you can find them at hardware stores and onl...
    - 10 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 9:30pm -
  • newHow Google made its newest Pixel phone so cheap
    When Google released the Pixel 3a and 3a XL, they were pretty good deals -- you could pay as little as $399 for a phone with the same clean software and excellent camera performance as the company’s earlier, more premium devices. The strategy paid of...
    - 10 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 9:00pm -
  • newVirgin Galactic reveals its Mach 3 aircraft design
    In addition to space tourism, Virgin Galactic has big plans for high-speed air travel. Those plans require a new kind of aircraft, and today, the company unveiled the initial design concepts for its March 3 high-speed plane. Virgin Galactic also anno...
    - 11 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 8:46pm -
  • newPixel 4a review: The best $350 phone
    I never thought I’d be a $350-phone type of girl. I’ve always felt like a midrange phone wouldn’t be powerful enough for my daily needs, or have cameras good enough for my Instagram ambitions. I’ve always sought high-end devices with fancy features....
    - 11 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 8:31pm -
  • newValorant's Act II update adds a new battle pass and deathmatches
    Riot Games has revealed what Valorant players can expect in Act II — the free-to-player shooter’s take on seasons — when it drops tomorrow (August 4th). The biggest addition is a new battle pass that gives owners a bunch of new cosmetics to unlock, i...
    - 11 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 8:30pm -
  • newGoogle's long-awaited Pixel 4a goes on sale August 20th for $350
    After a months-long delay and a steady stream of leaks, Google's Pixel 4a is finally here. (Better late than never, right?) The search giant just officially confirmed the 4a's existence this morning, so here's what you need you know about Google's la...
    - 11 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 8:30pm -
  • newGoogle's Live Caption feature for Pixel phones now supports calls
    Google’s Live Caption tool is not only an important accessibility feature, but it’s also useful in noisy environments like a bar or a subway station. It’s available on Pixel phones and computers through the Chrome browser, and will provide onscreen s...
    - 11 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 8:30pm -
  • newGoogle will release 5G versions of the Pixel 4a and Pixel 5 in the fall
    Google launched the Pixel 4a today and unlike previous years, there is only one version available. That’s one size, one color. No Pixel 4a XL, no “Clearly White” or “Purple-ish” option — we can only get it in “Just Black.” But there is going to be an...
    - 11 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 8:30pm -
  • newSix banks are using Google Pay for digital bank accounts in the US
    Google has had various products that deal with your money for years, most recently Google Pay. Today, the company announced it’s doing something a little different. Thanks to a partnership between the bank BBVA USA and Google, Google Pay will be the...
    - 11 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 8:06pm -
  • newAlleged Twitter hacker was previously caught stealing a fortune in Bitcoin
    Graham Ivan Clark, the alleged 17-year-old “mastermind” behind the massive Twitter breach that compromised high-profile accounts, like those belonging to Joe Biden and Elon Musk, got caught stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of Bitcoins...
    - 12 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 7:32pm -
  • newSony's next PlayStation stream has 'no big PS5' announcements
    Sony has just announced that its latest “State of Play” event is happening this Thursday, August 6th at 4PM ET — but don’t expect quite the volume of news we got at the last big PlayStation event. In early June, we saw a ton of PS5 games and the firs...
    - 12 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 7:00pm -
  • newSony explains how PS4 accessories will work on PS5
    Sony has clarified how both PS5 and PS4 accessories will work with its next video game console. First, let's get the old DualShock 4 out of the way: it'll work with PS4 games that are backwards compatible on the PS5, but it can't be used for next-gen...
    - 13 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 6:05pm -
  • newThe Morning After: NASA-SpaceX astronauts' historic splashdown
    Marking the first US splashdown in 45 years, SpaceX’s Crew Dragon astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley successfully landed in the Atlantic Ocean at 2:48 PM ET. This was the first crewed orbital flight using a private spacecraft to land back on Eart...
    - 14 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 5:01pm -

9to5 Mac Apple News

  • newApple details guidelines for web browsers and email clients with new default app option on iOS 14
    We have already provided an early look at how you’ll be able to change default apps on iOS 14, although Apple itself hasn’t disclosed details about this new feature. This week, however, the company has shared the documentation of the new API with more details on how it will work and the guidelines that developers need to follow. more…The post Apple details guidelines for web browsers and email clients with new default app option on iOS 14 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 hours ago 4 Aug 20, 5:26am -
  • newHands-on: Rampow 61W GaN USB-C Power Adapter [Video]
    Today we are taking a closer look at the new Rampow USB-C Power Adapter. Ready for your all of your MacBooks and other other mobile devices, it packs in the latest charging tech in a particularly tight and robust package. Now available with an exclusive discount alongside our hands-on video below, hit the jump for more details on the new, ultra-compact USB-C charger. You can get the Rampow USB-C Power Adapter for $25 (Reg $49) with code 9to5BFNG for a limited time. more…The post Hands-on…
    - 4 hours ago 4 Aug 20, 3:21am -
  • newWatch SpaceX troubleshoot iPad issue with NASA astronauts using AirDrop during spaceflight
    Law breaking boats weren’t the only surprises SpaceX experienced during an otherwise smooth NASA astronaut splashdown over the weekend. An issue involving a custom SpaceX app on the iPad also made a cameo appearance during the crewed return trip from the International Space Station to Earth. more…The post Watch SpaceX troubleshoot iPad issue with NASA astronauts using AirDrop during spaceflight appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 6 hours ago 4 Aug 20, 1:45am -
  • newReport: Apple led global Q2 tablet shipments with 14 million iPads
    Apple posted record results for the June quarter which sent its stock price soaring. Now Canalys is out with its estimates on global tablet shipments that detail how much Apple is leading Samsung, Amazon, and others. more…The post Report: Apple led global Q2 tablet shipments with 14 million iPads appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 6 hours ago 4 Aug 20, 1:04am -
  • newTrump announces TikTok ban if no sale by Sept. 15, wants ‘a lot of money’ for US treasury
    As expected, President Trump has officially announced that the US will ban TikTok and other China-based apps/services like WeChat. In the case of TikTok, Microsoft is working on a potential deal that could see the service continue on but details will need to be nailed down in a matter of weeks. Trump also said that he wants to see the US Treasury take a cut that would amount to “a lot of money” if an acquisition goes through. more…The post Trump announces TikTok ban if no sale by Sept.…
    - 7 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 11:58pm -
  • newSnapchat launching TikTok-style features for adding music to videos
    Snapchat will soon add support for TikTok-style music features, according to a new report from The Verge Snap will roll out these features to all English-language users later this fall, but the functionality is available starting today to users in New Zealand and Australia. more…The post Snapchat launching TikTok-style features for adding music to videos appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 9 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 10:43pm -
  • newApple Card now offers 3% Daily Cash at Panera Bread for in-store and online orders
    Apple Card has added yet another 3% Daily Cash partner, this time marking the first expansion to restaurants. Panera Bread announced today that Apple Card users can now get 3% Daily Cash when they pay with Apple Pay in the Panera Bread app, on the web, or in-cafe. more…The post Apple Card now offers 3% Daily Cash at Panera Bread for in-store and online orders appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 10 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 9:33pm -
  • newiPad Pro is up to $500 off in today’s best deals, plus AirPods Pro hit new all-time low, more
    Monday’s best deals include up to $500 off iPad Pro, plus AirPods Pro hit a new all-time low, and you can save big on Anker accessories from $10. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more…The post iPad Pro is up to $500 off in today’s best deals, plus AirPods Pro hit new all-time low, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 10 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 9:26pm -
  • newGoogle unveils iPhone SE competitor priced at $349, teases 5G lineup coming this year
    After months of speculation, Google today officially unveiled its latest smartphone, this time priced to compete with Apple’s iPhone SE. The new Pixel 4a features a hole-punch display and 128GB of storage, but Google is also teasing a 5G version of the Pixel 4a that will come later this year, as well as the Pixel 5. more…The post Google unveils iPhone SE competitor priced at $349, teases 5G lineup coming this year appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 10 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 9:03pm -
  • newMicrosoft pushes forward on TikTok purchase as Trump threatens ban on Chinese apps including WeChat
    News broke at the end of last week that President Trump was set to ban TikTok and force the sale of its US operations. Microsoft was named as an interested party but Trump didn’t like the idea initially. Now it looks like Trump may be open to entertaining a Microsoft acquisition after all while WeChat has been named as another Chinese app threatened to be banned. more…The post Microsoft pushes forward on TikTok purchase as Trump threatens ban on Chinese apps including WeChat appeared firs…
    - 11 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 8:19pm -
  • new1,000 fake iPhones from Hong Kong used in AppleCare fraud
    More than a thousand ‘deceptively real-looking’ fake iPhones were used to carry out an AppleCare fraud operating between Hong Kong and Switzerland.Two Chinese citizens, a mother and son, have been charged with fraud. The son faces a four-year prison sentence, as well as being expelled from Switzerland, where he has lived for almost 20 years … more…The post 1,000 fake iPhones from Hong Kong used in AppleCare fraud appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 12 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 7:56pm -
  • new9to5Mac Daily: August 03, 2020 – AAPL earnings, iPhone 12 delay confirmed
    Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.Sponsored by Direct Mail: Create and send great looking email newsletters with Direct Mail, an easy to use email marketing app for the Mac. Get started for free and save 10% when you sign up for any pricing plan.  more…The post 9to5Mac Daily: August 03, 2020 –…
    - 12 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 7:50pm -
  • newWarren Buffett’s $35B stake in AAPL tripled in value to $104B
    Warren Buffett’s conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway has seen its $35B stake in AAPL triple in value to around $104B following the stock reaching a new all-time high on Friday … more…The post Warren Buffett’s $35B stake in AAPL tripled in value to $104B appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 12 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 7:16pm -
  • newToday at Apple and Sentrock turn Chicago into a virtual classroom for hundreds of students
    Last week, artists from Chicago shared their inspiration with hundreds of students across the city through Sentrock’s Summer Studio. The collaboration with Today at Apple brought virtual sessions to Chicagoland youth to keep creativity flowing even during challenging times. more…The post Today at Apple and Sentrock turn Chicago into a virtual classroom for hundreds of students appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 13 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 6:45pm -
  • newFirm accusing Apple of patent infringement wants to ban Siri in China
    A Chinese company that has accused Apple of patent infringement wants to ban Siri in China until the case is finally decided. It is asking the court for an injunction of the sale of all products which include Siri – which is almost everything Apple makes.The application follows an earlier court victory in which Xiao-i (whose full name is Shanghai Zhizhen Network Technology Co) was awarded a Chinese patent for a virtual intelligent assistant … more…The post Firm accusing Apple of paten…
    - 13 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 6:09pm -
  • newWilliam English, the man who built the world’s first mouse, passes away
    William English, the man who built the world’s first mouse, has passed away at age 91.While it was Apple who brought the mouse to public attention with the launch of the Lisa in 1983 and the Macintosh in 1984, it was actually first demonstrated way back in 1968 – and you can watch that demo below … more…The post William English, the man who built the world’s first mouse, passes away appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 14 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 5:35pm -
  • newiPhone 12 delay could see two-stage launch, says supply-chain report
    Apple last week confirmed reports of an iPhone 12 delay that will go on sale ‘a few weeks later’ than the usual late-September timeframe. A supply-chain report claims to offer a little more detail, suggesting that the new models will go on sale in two stages.That idea is of course not without precedent. We first saw it in 2017, with the iPhone X being announced in September but not going on sale in November, and again the following year when the iPhone XR was announced in September and was…
    - 15 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 4:40pm -
  • newToday at Apple returns to Apple Stores in mainland China
    Apple’s in-store creative sessions are coming back to life in mainland China after being paused due to COVID-19. Today at Apple is scheduled to resume at nine stores across the country on August 3. more…The post Today at Apple returns to Apple Stores in mainland China appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 24 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 7:53am -
  • American Airlines offering Apple TV+ shows as free in-flight entertainment
    Apple TV+ is now available on American Airlines for free. The airline and Apple are partnering to give customers more options for passing the time whilst in the air.As first reported by The Points Guy, Apple TV+ content is now available on American Airline entertainment systems. The exact roster of shows varies per flight, and American Airlines will mix up the offerings every few months, but it currently includes Apple’s flagship originals like The Morning Show and Defending Jacob. more……
    - 1 day ago 2 Aug 20, 11:31pm -
  • This week’s top stories: AAPL earnings, Tim Cook’s antitrust testimony, iPhone 12 delays confirmed
    In this week’s top stories: Apple CEO Tim Cook testifies to congress, more details on the iPhone 12, Apple’s monster Q3 2020 earnings, and much more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest news. more…The post This week’s top stories: AAPL earnings, Tim Cook’s antitrust testimony, iPhone 12 delays confirmed appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 2 Aug 20, 7:44pm -
  • Apple asks UK retail landlords to cut rent by 50% and offer a ‘rent-free period’ due to COVID-19
    Apple is reportedly asking its retail store landlords in the UK to slash its rent by as much as 50%, according to a new report from The Sunday Times. If landlords agree to cut the rent and offer a “rent-free period,” Apple is allegedly prepared to extend its leases by several years. more…The post Apple asks UK retail landlords to cut rent by 50% and offer a ‘rent-free period’ due to COVID-19 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
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  • Apple allowing Apple Card customers to defer payments due to COVID-19
    In response to the continued coronavirus outbreak, Apple and Goldman Sachs are allowing customers to skip their Apple Card payments without incurring interest charges. Apple Card holders should receive an email announcing this “Customer Assistance Program,” which has been extended through August. more…The post Apple allowing Apple Card customers to defer payments due to COVID-19 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 2 Aug 20, 5:47pm -
  • Images show unreleased first-gen iPod touch prototype with glossy black design
    Images have surfaced on Twitter this weekend offering a look at an unreleased first-generation iPod touch prototype. In these images, the iPod touch features a glossy black coating on the back, which the leaker says is the “same coating as the 2013 Mac Pro.” more…The post Images show unreleased first-gen iPod touch prototype with glossy black design appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 2 Aug 20, 5:42pm -
  • Comment: What’s the best email app for the Mac (Updated for 2020)
    Despite all the new messaging services, project management tools, and chat-based ecosystems, email remains essential. Signing into iCloud (and email) is one of my first tasks when setting up a new Mac. Signing up for almost any service on the Internet requires an email address, so it’s a universal digital identifier. Even with the popularity of web-based services like Gmail, many still prefer a desktop app to pull in multiple email addresses, use desktop plugins, and have a more native Mac ex…
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  • Apple removes 30,000 apps from China App Store to comply with regulations for paid games
    Apple has removed over 30,000 applications from the App Store in China, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The report cites new data from Qimai Research Institute, and it explains that games accounted for 90% of the app removals. more…The post Apple removes 30,000 apps from China App Store to comply with regulations for paid games appeared first on 9to5Mac.
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  • New ‘unpatchable’ exploit allegedly found on Apple’s Secure Enclave chip, here’s what it could mean
    One of the major security enhancements Apple has brought to its devices over the years is the Secure Enclave chip, which encrypts and protects all sensitive data stored on the devices. Last month, however, hackers claimed they found a permanent vulnerability in the Secure Enclave, which could put data from iPhone, iPad, and even Mac users at risk. more…The post New ‘unpatchable’ exploit allegedly found on Apple’s Secure Enclave chip, here’s what it could mean appeared first on 9to5M…
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  • Apple shuts down Dark Sky for Android and Wear OS
    Apple made a surprise acquisition of Dark Sky in March and there are signs that it’s already live in iOS 14. As part of this, the weather forecasting service is gradually being deprecated for non-Apple devices and clients. The Dark Sky shutdown is now complete for Android and Wear OS, but the website sees a reprieve. more…The post Apple shuts down Dark Sky for Android and Wear OS appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 1 Aug 20, 11:41pm -
  • Podcast of the Week: Live! From Tomorrow
    Live! From Tomorrow is a new musical comedy about innovation in tech and business. The unique aspect of it is that it’s a podcast. It’s produced in the style of a cast album, and it combines studio recordings with live performances and interviews. It contains five episodes over two acts. During the show, Matt Hooper launches a variety show from a local coffee shop. more…The post Podcast of the Week: Live! From Tomorrow appeared first on 9to5Mac.
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  • Making the Grade: iWork is an essential tool for schools without Microsoft Office
    iWork has long been thought of as the third tier of productivity suites on macOS and iOS compared to G Suite and Microsoft 365, but it combines free software with a robust local application that, when used along with side G Suite for collaboration needs, creates a vast ecosystem of tools in K–12. What are the reasons to use iWork in K-12? more…The post Making the Grade: iWork is an essential tool for schools without Microsoft Office appeared first on 9to5Mac.
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  • Potential Apple Watch Series 6 battery passes through Korean regulator with larger capacity
    A battery from Apple potentially destined for a future Apple Watch or AirPods charging case has passed through a Korean certification database. This comes after new a MacBook battery passed through international regulatory agencies earlier this week. more…The post Potential Apple Watch Series 6 battery passes through Korean regulator with larger capacity appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 1 Aug 20, 7:24pm -
  • 9to5Mac Happy Hour 288: Face ID on Mac, Apple confirms iPhone 12 delays, antitrust hearing
    Apple has a unified gift card system, Face ID Mac evidence piles up, Digitimes backs Apple Watch Series 6 reporting, MacBook Air refresh clues, Apple’s informative antitrust hearing, iPhone 12 release clues in Apple earnings, and much more.Sponsored by Things: The award-winning to-do app for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch.Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotifyhttps://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/08/9to5Mac-Happy-Ho…
    - 3 days ago 1 Aug 20, 3:46pm -
  • How to skip your Apple Card payment without interest
    One measure Apple has taken to help with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic is allowing Apple Card customers to skip their payments with no penalty or interest. However, the offer isn’t automatic, read on for how to get it set up for your account. more…The post How to skip your Apple Card payment without interest appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 1 Aug 20, 12:31pm -
  • Trump plans to ban TikTok in the US, decision as soon as Saturday; opposed to Microsoft spinoff
    Earlier today, it emerged that President Trump was reportedly planning to order ByteDance to divest TikTok, with Microsoft in talks to acquire. The US is now going further and plans to ban the social network from operating in the US as soon as tomorrow. Meanwhile, he is against a possible Microsoft spinoff. more…The post Trump plans to ban TikTok in the US, decision as soon as Saturday; opposed to Microsoft spinoff appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 1 Aug 20, 8:14am -
  • Apple acquires startup that turns iPhones into payment terminals, reportedly for $100 million
    Apple has acquired a startup, Mobeewave Inc., that developed technology to turn iPhones into mobile payment terminals, according to a new report from Bloomberg. Citing people familiar with the matter, today’s report says the deal was worth around $100 million. more…The post Apple acquires startup that turns iPhones into payment terminals, reportedly for $100 million appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 1 Aug 20, 6:58am -
  • Epic Games CEO sees Apple’s App Store business as ‘the most uneven in the history’
    Apple has been facing accusations of anticompetitive practices as the U.S. House Judiciary Committee investigates the company for potential antitrust concerns mostly related to the App Store. Following Tim Cook’s testimony at a public hearing this week, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney criticized Apple claiming the company imposes unfair conditions on developers. more…The post Epic Games CEO sees Apple’s App Store business as ‘the most uneven in the history’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 1 Aug 20, 4:55am -
  • How to manage the new universal Apple Gift Cards on iPhone, iPad, Mac
    Apple released a new gift card product today that unifies the previous App Store & iTunes Store gift cards with the Apple Store gift cards. The new approach offers a much simpler experience. Read along for how to manage and use the new universal Apple Gift Cards. more…The post How to manage the new universal Apple Gift Cards on iPhone, iPad, Mac appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 1 Aug 20, 3:22am -
  • Netflix is rolling out playback speed controls on Android, coming to iOS, web soon
    Netflix has been preparing the ability for users to control the playback speed of TV shows and movies for a while, but never rolled it out widely. Today, the company has confirmed that Android users are first in line to get access to the new feature. more…The post Netflix is rolling out playback speed controls on Android, coming to iOS, web soon appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 1 Aug 20, 2:10am -
  • [Update: Sold for $16k] Magazine autographed by Steve Jobs hits auction block with humorous backstory
    A new piece of Steve Jobs signed memorabilia is up for grabs this week. Starting on July 30, an autographed Fortune Magazine issue featuring Jobs on the cover will be auctioned off with bidding starting at $11,000 and it also comes with a funny backstory. more…The post [Update: Sold for $16k] Magazine autographed by Steve Jobs hits auction block with humorous backstory appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 1 Aug 20, 1:30am -
  • Apple and Google’s COVID-19 Exposure Notification API updated with improvements, Brazil launches app with alerts
    Apple and Google introduced a new COVID-19 Exposure Notification API in May this year, which allows public health authorities to offer apps that can alert users when they have been exposed to the virus. The API is now getting more improvements to allow more flexibility in how the data obtained by these apps is managed and more. more…The post Apple and Google’s COVID-19 Exposure Notification API updated with improvements, Brazil launches app with alerts appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 1 Aug 20, 1:06am -
  • ‘Mastermind’ Florida teen behind Twitter hack arrested and facing 30 felony charges
    It looks like the person behind the massive Twitter hack that happened two weeks ago may have been caught as a Florida teenager has been arrested for the exploit on 30 counts of felony. 17-year-old Graham Clark has been taken into custody in Tampa, Florida. more…The post ‘Mastermind’ Florida teen behind Twitter hack arrested and facing 30 felony charges appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 1 Aug 20, 12:41am -
  • Google: 20 US states ‘exploring’ COVID-19 Exposure Notification apps, first launches in ‘coming weeks’
    Google today provided an update on its work with Exposure Notifications to help combat COVID-19. This includes improvements to the underlying API, adoption by US states, and user-facing tweaks since May. more…The post Google: 20 US states ‘exploring’ COVID-19 Exposure Notification apps, first launches in ‘coming weeks’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 1 Aug 20, 12:25am -
  • Report: Trump will order ByteDance to sell US TikTok business, Microsoft rumored to be in the mix
    News has been building about the US looking into banning TikTok and today that’s come to a head. Reported by Bloomberg, President Trump is ready to force Chinese parent company ByteDance to sell off its US TikTok operations. more…The post Report: Trump will order ByteDance to sell US TikTok business, Microsoft rumored to be in the mix appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 31 Jul 20, 11:43pm -
  • [Update: Apple confirms delays] Everything we know about the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro
    This year is shaping up to be a busy one for the iPhone. Apple is rumored to be preparing a new low-cost iPhone, referred to as the 2020 iPhone SE, as well as four different iPhone 12 variants set for release in the fall. Read on as we round up all of the specs, features, and design details that we know about the iPhone 12 so far. more…The post [Update: Apple confirms delays] Everything we know about the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 31 Jul 20, 11:33pm -
  • Twitter considering features such as ‘undo send’ and ad blocking for paid subscribers
    Early in July, more evidence of Twitter working on a subscription offering surfaced in the form of a new job listing. The preliminary work was then confirmed by CEO Jack Dorsey a few weeks later. Now Twitter is surveying users to find out what features they’d like to see with a potential subscription. more…The post Twitter considering features such as ‘undo send’ and ad blocking for paid subscribers appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 31 Jul 20, 11:09pm -
  • Tim Cook explains how Apple’s acquisition strategy differs from other big tech companies
    Acquisitions were a major topic of discussion during the big tech antitrust hearing earlier this week, but the focus was primarily on Apple’s competitors, including Amazon and Facebook. In a new interview with CNBC today, Apple CEO Tim Cook offered additional details on what he believes sets Apple’s acquisition strategy apart from the competition. more…The post Tim Cook explains how Apple’s acquisition strategy differs from other big tech companies appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 31 Jul 20, 11:01pm -
  • HomeKit Weekly: New to HomeKit? Here’s what should be in your HomeKit starter kit
    Because my entire home is filled with HomeKit products, I often forget that some people are getting started with HomeKit and other smart home platforms, so I wanted to take some time this week to explain some basics of how to get started with HomeKit and what products should be your first purchases. Read on to learn more about HomeKit, and what items should be your first purchases in your Homekit starter kit. more…The post HomeKit Weekly: New to HomeKit? Here’s what should be in your HomeK…
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  • Anker’s iPhone accessory sale starts at $13, MacBook Pro from $900, more in today’s best deals
    Anker’s latest Amazon Gold Box highlights today’s best deals, plus MacBook Pro and Mac mini see notable discounts. You’ll find all that and more below in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more…The post Anker’s iPhone accessory sale starts at $13, MacBook Pro from $900, more in today’s best deals appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 31 Jul 20, 9:24pm -
  • Apple Store badges are back with Memoji, here’s how to make your own
    The next time you visit an Apple Store, expect to see a lot more Memoji. After today, Apple’s retail teams will greet you wearing custom new badges printed with their likeness — in Memoji form. If you’d like a virtual badge in the same style, there’s now a way to make your very own tag. more…The post Apple Store badges are back with Memoji, here’s how to make your own appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 31 Jul 20, 8:52pm -
  • Apple overtakes Saudi Aramco as world’s most valuable company, nearing $2 trillion market cap
    Apple posted impressive Q3 results yesterday as well as announcing a 4-1 stock split. This morning with the market open, AAPL shares hit a new all-time high and now the company’s market value has briefly exceeded Saudi Aramco’s to become the world’s most valuable public company on its way to a $2 trillion market value. more…The post Apple overtakes Saudi Aramco as world’s most valuable company, nearing $2 trillion market cap appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 31 Jul 20, 8:48pm -
  • COVID Alert app, built with Apple and Google Exposure Notification API, now available in Canada
    The Exposure Notification API developed by Apple and Google is beginning to gain traction outside of the United States. This week, Health Canada has released its new COVID Alert application, which allows citizens to report positive COVID-19 test results and be notified if they’ve been exposed to the virus. more…The post COVID Alert app, built with Apple and Google Exposure Notification API, now available in Canada appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 31 Jul 20, 8:35pm -
  • AAPL stock split will impact Dow; one original share now 224 new ones
    The AAPL stock split of course has no impact on the value of the company, it just means that you’ll have four times as many shares that will be worth a quarter of their previous value. But it will have one concrete impact… more…The post AAPL stock split will impact Dow; one original share now 224 new ones appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 3 days ago 31 Jul 20, 8:05pm -
  • Apple stock surges to new all-time high following strong earnings
    Apple impressed investors last night with strong quarterly earnings, reporting its best June quarter ever, despite the global economic uncertainty as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt daily life worldwide.AAPL stock opened today at ~$409, a new all-time high for the company, and up 6.5% from market close yesterday. Apple made headlines in August 2018 for becoming the first public company to hit $1 trillion market cap, and it is now well on its way to becoming the first public company…
    - 4 days ago 31 Jul 20, 7:02pm -
  • Apple rolls into the weekend with a fresh $5 movie sale featuring classics, more
    On top of yesterday’s big movie bundle sale, Apple is now rolling out a new $5 promotion with a heavy focus on classic films and more. All of these titles that are on sale will become a permanent part of your library. Hit the jump for our top picks across a range of genres. more…The post Apple rolls into the weekend with a fresh $5 movie sale featuring classics, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 4 days ago 31 Jul 20, 7:02pm -
  • Russian company offers ugly solid gold iPhone 12 for $23k
    Russian ‘luxury’ accessory company Caviar is noted for really ugly, crazily priced re-cased iPhones, and it’s solid gold iPhone 12 may be the ugliest version it has offered yet … more…The post Russian company offers ugly solid gold iPhone 12 for $23k appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 4 days ago 31 Jul 20, 6:08pm -
  • Comment: Analysts half-right about AAPL’s Q3 … but so wrong!
    Prior to yesterday’s earnings call, analysts were united in one view on AAPL’s Q3 – that whatever the numbers might be, they were going to be affected by the coronavirus crisis, so we shouldn’t read too much into them.The assumption was that disrupted supply-chains, store closures and an economic downturn would all hit sales of Apple products. It turned out they were half-right … but very wrong! more…The post Comment: Analysts half-right about AAPL’s Q3 … but so wrong! appear…
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  • New Apple Gift Cards can be used in Apple Stores and the App Store
    App Store or Apple Store? The days of choosing the wrong gift card are over. Apple today introduced new Apple Gift Cards that do it all. more…The post New Apple Gift Cards can be used in Apple Stores and the App Store appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 4 days ago 31 Jul 20, 4:12pm -
  • Digitimes: Apple Watch Series 6 to include blood oxygen sensor
    We haven’t much about this year’s hardware update to the Apple Watch so far. A report from Digitimes today suggests that Apple has made a manufacturing deal with supplier ASE Technology, as it prepares up the production lines for Apple Watch Series 6.Most notably, the report claims that the Watch will include a blood oxygen sensor for the first time. 9to5Mac previously found evidence of forthcoming blood oxygen monitoring support in an early build of watchOS 7. more…The post Digitimes:…
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  • Photos: Thailand welcomes Apple Central World
    Lead photo via @nn744234Apple Central World opened today, becoming the second Apple Store in Thailand and rooting Apple deep in the culture of Bangkok’s busiest social hub. Readers and Apple customers from all across the city visited the new space on opening day and shared their photos of the experience. more…The post Photos: Thailand welcomes Apple Central World appeared first on 9to5Mac.
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  • Canalys: Apple was the only company to register smartphone sales growth in Q2 2020
    The global smartphone market declined 14% in the second quarter of 2020, with most companies shipping fewer phone units compared to last year. Apple was the only top vendor to grow this quarter according to a new Canalys research. The report mentions that Apple shipped 45.1 million iPhone units globally in the last quarter, representing a 25% year-over-year growth. more…The post Canalys: Apple was the only company to register smartphone sales growth in Q2 2020 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 4 days ago 31 Jul 20, 7:00am -
  • Facebook raises concerns that iOS 14 could harm its ad business
    iOS 14 introduces a range of features to let users control which data each app can access, including clipboard notifications and also an option to disable tracking between apps. These features are already causing problems for some developers, and Facebook in particular is concerned about its ad business ahead of these changes. more…The post Facebook raises concerns that iOS 14 could harm its ad business appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 4 days ago 31 Jul 20, 5:50am -

Cult of Mac

  • newHere are the best AirPods deals
    Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Apple’s AirPods are among the most popular headphones on the market. They’re compact, easy to pair with your devices, and they offer reliable connectivity, which can sometimes be a problem with truly wireless earphones. So there’s a chance that you might be looking for a deal on them. Surprisingly, they’re no stranger to the occasional price cut. There are commonly discounts on even the more expensive AirPods Pro, which offer noise cancellation and be…
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  • Brace yourselves: Google’s Pixel 4A is finally, probably coming Monday
    Image: Google With a rumored $349 price, OLED screen, Google’s great camera, and a good-enough processor, the upcoming Pixel 4A sounds like it’ll be a tough deal to beat for those who don’t need a premium phone. And it looks like the phone will finally be launching on August 3rd. Google has officially confirmed that a new Pixel phone is coming this Monday, and while there’s a slight possibility it could be a different phone, Google itself had also leaked a picture of a phone last mon…
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  • Apple reportedly acquires startup that could turn iPhones into payment terminals
    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple has acquired a startup with technology that could turn iPhones into mobile payment terminals, Bloomberg reported. Montreal-based Mobeewave has tech that requires only an NFC chip to work, allowing users to tap either their smartphone or a credit card to another phone for payment processing. NFC chips have been included in iPhones since the iPhone 6. And while Apple Pay lets shoppers tap their iPhones to pay at a retail store, adding Mobeewave coul…
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  • Apple is now the world’s most valuable publicly traded company
    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple is now the world’s most valuable publicly traded company, passing Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil company Saudi Aramco. As of close of business Friday, Apple has a market valuation of $1.84 trillion, while Saudi Aramco’s is $1.76 trillion, according to CNBC. Apple’s stock, which has been on a largely-steady climb since the end of March, closed up more than 10 percent on Friday following the company’s record-breaking third-quarter earnings…
    - 3 days ago 1 Aug 20, 3:37am -
  • Apple’s new universal gift card can be used to purchase ‘Everything Apple’
    If you wanted to buy yourself or someone you love an Apple gift card, it used to be a bit complicated. Apple offered two separate gift cards: an iTunes card, which you could use for purchases on the App Store, iTunes Store, and / or to increase your iCloud storage, and an Apple Store card, which was used on purchases made at the company’s retail or online stores. But now, Apple has merged the two gift cards into a single card simply called Apple Gift Card.Spotted by MacRumors, the new Apple G…
    - 3 days ago 31 Jul 20, 8:53pm -
  • In the pandemic economy, tech companies are raking it in
    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge From a pure entertainment perspective, I am genuinely sorry that the House’s antitrust hearing targeting the big four tech companies — Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google — took place Wednesday instead of next week. Because literally a day after a meeting attempting to determine if Big Tech was too big, three of the four companies in the hearing got bigger. (Google’s parent company, Alphabet, had a decline in revenue of about 2 percent, mostly du…
    - 4 days ago 31 Jul 20, 6:14am -
  • Apple confirms new iPhones won’t arrive in September
    Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Apple has confirmed it’s planning to launch its new iPhones a little later this year. “Last year we started selling new iPhones in late September, this year we expect supply to be available a few weeks later,” said Apple CFO Luca Maestri in an earnings call with investors today.Maestri didn’t reveal why this year’s iPhone supply is delayed or constrained, but rumors of an iPhone delay have been circulating for months. The Wall Street Jour…
    - 4 days ago 31 Jul 20, 3:15am -
  • Apple reports strong Mac and iPad sales in record-breaking Q3 earnings
    Xinhua/Wang Ying via Getty Images Apple today reported extremely strong third quarter earnings, offering another look at how the company is shaking off the toll the COVID-19 pandemic is taking on its business. Analysts had been expecting around $52.3 billion in revenue and earnings per share of $2.07, but Apple crushed those predictions with $59.7 billion in revenue — up 11 percent from last year’s third quarter — and EPS of $2.58, up 18 percent. The company announced a four-for-one sto…
    - 4 days ago 31 Jul 20, 2:28am -
  • Apple was conflicted over right-to-repair stance, emails show
    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple hasn’t always known what public position to take on right-to-repair policies and legislation, according to recently published internal emails. The 2019 discussion, provided to Congress for its antitrust investigation, highlights the Apple PR team’s struggle to keep public messaging cohesive amid stories covering internal repair developments that seemingly open up Apple’s repair ecosystem.The email exchanges are part of a trove of documents…
    - 4 days ago 31 Jul 20, 12:27am -
  • Read Steve Jobs’ emails about why you can’t buy digital books in Amazon’s apps
    Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust subcommittee has just released a huge trove of internal documents from Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google as part of its vast investigation into the tech industry. The documents reveal the internal machinations of companies that are typically highly secretive — and they even include a few buried emails from Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, which we’ve shared below.Two sets of emails discuss the decisions that,…
    - 4 days ago 30 Jul 20, 11:23pm -

Apple Insider

  • newApple details iOS 14 requirements for default third-party browsers, email clients
    Apple in a recently published support document outlined code configurations, special restrictions and settings developers need to implement in order to offer apps as default alternatives to Safari and Mail in iOS 14.When iOS 14 debuts this fall, users will for the first time be able to replace Apple's default Safari and Mail apps with third-party options. Developers must adhere to Apple's rules to be eligible for consideration as an alternative.Detailed in a support document, spotted by MacStori…
    - 2 hours ago 4 Aug 20, 5:48am -
  • newWhy you might see your Mac battery 'Not Charging' on macOS Catalina
    Apple, in a new support document, explains how a new "Not Charging" battery status is a feature of its macOS Catalina battery management tools.Credit: Andrew O'Hara, AppleInsiderThe new Battery Health Management feature, introduced in macOS 10.15.5, is aimed at prolonging the lifespan of MacBook batteries by monitoring battery temperature and charging patterns.Read more...
    - 5 hours ago 4 Aug 20, 2:53am -
  • newSwiss family arrested for $1M counterfeit iPhone repair fraud
    A mother and son in Switzerland are accused of passing off fake iPhones in a $1 million warranty scam that saw them exchanged for real ones by Apple.Apple's iPhone SEIn a similar case to one in Oregon in 2019, two members of a Swiss family are accused of a scam involving counterfeit iPhones. Both face prison and one could then be expelled from Switzerland.Read more...
    - 5 hours ago 4 Aug 20, 2:01am -
  • newApple TV+ signs first-look deal with Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way
    Apple TV+ has inked a first-look deal with Leonardo DiCaprio-founded Appian Way Productions.Credit: Getty ImagesAppian Way Productions, which was founded by DiCaprio and is run by Jennifer Davisson, is known for films such as "The Revenant," "The Wolf of Wall Street," and "Shutter Island."Read more...
    - 6 hours ago 4 Aug 20, 1:56am -
  • newApple's iPad dominated Q2 2020 on work from home, remote learning boost
    The tablet market, led by Apple's iPad, experienced a "renaissance" in the second quarter of 2020 thanks to new remote education and work-from-home trends, a report said Monday.Credit: AppleWorldwide tablet shipments clocked in at 37.5 million units throughout the second quarter of 2020, a 26% year-over-year increase, according to data from Canalys. Apple's iPadOS devices, such as the iPad Pro and 10.2-inch iPad, were the top sellers in the category, with the company taking a 38% market share du…
    - 6 hours ago 4 Aug 20, 1:49am -
  • newWhat HDR, HDR10, and DisplayHDR are, and what they mean to Apple users
    Many devices, from televisions to smartphones, tout the ability to display HDR content, but the different formats and names can seem confusing. Here's AppleInsider's guide to what the different HDR video standards mean to you and your videos.Over the years, HDR has grown to become as much of a feature to look for as 4K for televisions, or high-resolution screens for your Mac or other computing devices. But while the typical user has a vague idea that HDR can offer a better picture, the introduct…
    - 6 hours ago 4 Aug 20, 1:17am -
  • newTrump demands TikTok sell U.S. arm by September 15 or cease operation
    Trump continues to push back against the China-owned TikTok, giving the company a hard date to sell to a U.S. company before forcing the video service to shut down its operations in the U.S.On Friday, President Trump told reporters that TikTok was facing an immediate ban, heightening tensions between the U.S. and China once more.At the time, Trump did not have an exact date. However, on Monday, he went on to clarify that the company would have until September 15 to sell to a U.S. owned company,…
    - 7 hours ago 4 Aug 20, 12:49am -
  • newCompared: Google Pixel 4a vs iPhone SE
    Announced on Monday, Google's Pixel 4a is an aggressively priced Android smartphone with a suite of competitive features. Here's how it stacks up against Apple's 2020 iPhone SE.Credit: Apple and GoogleApple's 2020 iPhone SE refresh, and the Google Pixel 4a both deliver a lot of features and capability for the price. In a one-on-one comparison, they're effectively on equal ground. There are, however, some considerations beyond the manufacturer and choice of operating system.Read more...
    - 7 hours ago 4 Aug 20, 12:49am -
  • newMac Microsoft Office 2016 users will lose 365 cloud services in October
    Users of all Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac apps will cease getting security updates in October, and will increasingly face performance and reliability issues as Microsoft drops support.The main apps in Office 2016 for MacFrom October 13, 2020, Mac users of Office 2016 will no longer be officially supported on Microsoft's Office 365 or Microsoft 365 services. This means the business versions of OneDrive, SharePoint and Exchange Online will not be supported, although they may continue to function.…
    - 9 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 10:39pm -
  • newEuropean Apple Pay partner Boon is shutting down in October
    Digital banking service and European Apple Pay partner Boon announced on Monday that it would be shutting down in October 2020.Credit: WirecardBoon has been an Apple Pay partner since 2016, offering contactless payment options and virtual credit cards in a handful of European countries.Read more...
    - 9 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 10:36pm -
  • newSix Apple production lines capable of $5 billion in exports allegedly moving to India
    An inconsistent report claims that unnamed Apple manufacturing partners are moving six iPhone production lines to India, as part of an increasing trend to relocate from China.India is responsible for much of the iPhone XR's manufactureFollowing reports that Apple has pressed Foxconn to invest $1 billion in developing iPhone production in India, local sources claim that an unnamed iPhone manufacturer is establishing a new facility in the country. The claim also follows separate reports that Foxco…
    - 9 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 10:28pm -
  • newApple Card users can now get 3% Daily Cash at Panera Bread
    Panera on Monday announced that Apple Card users can now get 3% Daily Cash when ordering in-cafe or online.Credit: PaneraApple Card offers users 1% Daily Cash back on all purchases and 2% when using Apple Pay. The 3% Daily Cash offer was initially restricted to Apple purchases, but since the Apple Card launch, transactions at a number of retailers can qualify for the rate.Read more...
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  • newApple announces new unscripted travel series 'Long Way Up'
    The series, starring Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, is set to debut to Apple TV+ on September 18 and will follow two friends as they trek through South and Central America on motorcycles.The series stars Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, reunited more than a decade since their last adventure around the world. They are known for their previous series, "Long Way Round" and "Long Way Down."The pair will travel over 13,000 miles over 100 days, through 16 border crossings and 13 countries in tot…
    - 9 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 10:03pm -
  • newNew eBay coupon knocks 20% off Apple Watches, AirPods, iPhones, iPads; CalDigit TS3 Plus dock $210
    Shoppers on a budget looking for the lowest prices on current Apple hardware can save an additional 20% at eBay this week on qualifying purchases. B&H also has the popular 15-port CalDigit TS3 Plus Thunderbolt 3 Dock on sale for $209.99 ($40 off).New 20% off coupon at eBayThe promo code discount, which is valid on select purchases of $50 or more from Vipoutlet, applies to a number of Apple products, including refurbished iPads, AirPods and Apple Watches. To activate the discount, simply shop thr…
    - 10 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 9:39pm -
  • newGoogle announces the Pixel 4A, Pixel 4A 5G, Pixel 5 coming in fall
    After months of speculation and rumored delays, Google has opened preorders for the Pixel 4A, with the Pixel 4A 5G and the Pixel 5 slated for release this fall.Google officially announced not one, but three Pixel phones today. Included in the list are the highly anticipated Google Pixel 4A, the 5G-capable version dubbed the Pixel 4A 5G, and the Pixel 5.Google has stated that the Pixel 4A's launch had been somewhat delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, which likely caused delays in the supply…
    - 10 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 9:24pm -
  • newDiscussing Apple's App Store with Rogue Amoeba's Paul Kafasis on the AppleInsider podcast
    Following months of drama about Apple's App Store policies and procedures, your AppleInsider Podcast hosts talked to Mac developer and founder of Rogue Amoeba software, Paul Kafasis, to get the developer's point of view.After the House antitrust hearing, developers have spoken out against statements made by Apple CEO Tim Cook. On this special episode on the AppleInsider podcast, longtime Mac developer and founder of software company Rogue Amoeba, Paul Kafasis joins us for a special interview.Wit…
    - 12 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 7:12pm -
  • newApple hit with $1.4 billion lawsuit over China's continued Siri patent claims
    A dispute over Apple's alleged use of Chinese patents in Siri is continuing with a new lawsuit demanding $1.43 billion in damages, and could potentially see Apple banned from China.The Siri interface icon in iOS 13. Credit: AppleEight years after first suing Apple, Chinese company Shanghai Zhizhen Network Technology is again pursuing the company with a lawsuit. This one repeats the contention that Apple has infringed on its patents, and is calling for Apple to be prevented from selling its devic…
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  • newGoogle to buy stake in ADT in $450M Google Nest security deal
    Announced on Monday morning, the deal, worth $450 million, will establish a long-term commitment to partnership with ADT and will give Google a 6.6% share of the company.The move will combine Google Nest's hardware with ADT's installation, service, and monitoring. Google Nest customers will be offered both DIY and professionally installed security services."We're excited to partner with ADT to further our mission of building helpful devices for the home," said Rishi Chandra, GM and Vice Presiden…
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  • newWarren Buffett's stake in Apple now worth $100 billion
    Apple's latest stock valuation means Warren Buffett's stock holdings are now worth three times what he originally paid for them, starting in 2016.Berkshire Hathaway's Warren BuffettTwo weeks after his Apple stake was valued at $91.3 billion, investor Warren Buffett has seen that rise to around $104 billion. It follows Apple's rising share value, which had a 10% increase after the company reported its record-breaking June quarterly figures.Read more...
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  • newHere are five alternatives to TikTok on your iPhone or iPad
    With the threat of a presidential ban of TikTok looming, now may be a good time to find another service. Here's a few suggestions that could be the best replacement for you.The highly-popular TikTok has received some heavy scrutiny for a variety of reasons. The issues in the last few months range from its practice of "clipboard snooping" to allegations that it is a potential danger to US national security, due to its ownership by the Chinese tech giant ByteDance.In the latest twist of TikTok's e…
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  • newApple may split 'iPhone 12' release into two phases
    Sources within the supply chain say that component orders suggest Apple will release its 6.1-inch "iPhone 12" models first, with the others following later.Credit: iSpazioFollowing Apple confirming that the "iPhone 12" will be available "a few weeks later" than normal, industry sources are now saying that the four models may be release in stages. While they will presumably all be announced at the same time, it's thought now that the two 6.1-inch iPhone models may be released first.Read more...
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  • newSecurity Enclave vulnerability seems scary, but won't affect most iPhone users
    Security researchers have recently revealed a vulnerability in the Secure Enclave Processor, but while the data store for sensitive information means data including Apple Pay details and Face ID biometric records are potentially at risk to attackers, the reality is that it is still extremely unlikely to be a major issue for the vast majority of Apple customers.The Secure Enclave protects biometric data used for Touch ID and Face ID. On July 24 at the MOSEC Mobile Security Conference in Shanghai,…
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  • newArlo Pro 3 Floodlight camera update, Wemo smart plug review, & more on the HomeKit Insider podcast
    In this week's HomeKit Insider Podcast, we talk about the details of the new HomeKit update to the Arlo Pro 3, review the Belkin Wemo, and more.HomeKit Insider: A new AppleInsider podcastThe biggest news is that Arlo has rolled out HomeKit support for its Pro 3 Floodlight Cam which brings not only camera support, but motion sensor and light control as well. We cover other news this week as well including the Netatmo Presence Smart Outdoor Camera availability in the US, Yobi B3 available on Amazo…
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  • newChina Apple Stores host first Today at Apple sessions since reopening
    A selection of Apple Stores in mainland China have resumed in-store Today at Apple education sessions on a limited basis.Today at Apple includes sessions on how to use the Procreate art appNine Apple Stores in China have now completed their first Today at Apple sessions following the coronavirus outbreak. Each appear to be running the same program, consisting of three hours of sessions between 10:00 and 13:00 local time.Read more...
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  • Time is running out for Verizon's best AirPods Pro deal, plus AirPods 2 $60 off
    Verizon's cheapest AirPods Pro deal is about to end, so if you're looking for the best price on the wireless earphones you'll want to shop before the $30 discount runs out. AirPods 2 are also on sale, with AirPods with Wireless Charging Case now on sale for $139.98.Apple AirPods dealsVerizon has Apple AirPods Pro on sale for $219.99 with free 2-day shipping or in-store pickup.Read more...
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  • Google Pixel 4a launch expected on Monday
    Google's rumored Pixel 4a could be made public on Monday, with the search giant preparing to unveil a new smartphone on Monday in the Pixel family, one that could be accompanied by a 5G model.Google has confirmed that there will be a smartphone launch taking place on August 3. A page on its online store filled with Lorem Ipsum text has a Google logo color puzzle at the top, which then reveals the title of the page as "The Google Just What You've Been Waiting For Phone" and the date August 3.Whil…
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  • Apple TV+ now free to watch on American Airlines flights
    Passengers of American Airlines have a new in-flight entertainment option, with Apple TV+ shows now available to view during flights, both from a passenger's mobile device and via seat-back screens for free.[via American Airlines]Quietly added to the roster on Saturday, passengers flying on American Airlines will be able to access the Apple TV+ video-streaming service during transit. The extra viewing option provides full access to the Apple TV+ service, at no additional cost.Read more...
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  • Review: Belkin's new Wemo HomeKit plug is tiny in size and price
    After debuting at CES, Belkin just started shipping its latest generation of it's small — and inexpensive — smart plug that supports Apple's HomeKit.The new Belkin Wemo Smart Plug and its boxWemo devices have been helping automate user's homes for many, many years. They previously were clunky, funky shaped adapters that were plugged into your outlets, with motion-sensing models that were connected by wires.Read more...
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  • Apple asks UK landlords to cut Apple Store rents in half
    Apple has made a request to landlords in the United Kingdom to cut the amount of rent it pays by half and to offer a free rental period, a report claims, with Apple supposedly offering to extend its leases for those who take up its offer.Regent Street Apple Store, LondonApple's physical retail outlets in the UK were shut for a number of months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with all 32 stores in England only being back in service in the country from June 15. The impact of the coronavirus lockdown…
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  • Unreleased first-gen iPod touch shown with Mac Pro-like black coating
    Photographs of an allegedly unreleased version of the first-generation iPod touch have appeared online, with the pre-release editing shown to have a glossy coating that supposedly matched the 2013 Mac Pro.Alleged unreleased black first-generation iPod touch (via @DongleBookPro)The original release of the iPod touch consisted of a mobile device with a mirrored metal cover for the rear side, complete with Apple logo engravings, and regulatory text. The new images suggest that Apple was considering…
    - 2 days ago 2 Aug 20, 6:43pm -
  • Big iPhone thefts from CBP and airport warehouses in the Apple Crime Blotter
    A dating scammer, a politician's campaign manager assaulted over iPhone, and CARES Act money used for Apple Store purchases.The Apple Store on Boylston Street, BostonThe latest in an occasional AppleInsider series, looking at the latest in Apple-related crime.Read more...
    - 2 days ago 2 Aug 20, 6:04pm -
  • Apple purges nearly 30,000 apps from Chinese App Store
    Apple has removed a large number of games and apps from the App Store in China, a research firm has determined, with almost 30,000 apps taken down in the middle of a crackdown on games that don't have the required government licensing to allow for in-app purchases.Apple has been warning game developers to acquire licenses from Chinese regulators if they wish to have their products in the iOS App Store for some time, with the potential for removal from the digital marketplace if the order isn't a…
    - 2 days ago 2 Aug 20, 4:07am -
  • Apple Card COVID-19 assistance program extended into August
    Apple has, once again, extended its COVID-19 Customer Assistance Program for Apple Card for another month, with customers able to defer their payments due in August without any penalty.The ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the slow return to normal is making it financially hard for some families, leading to some tough choices about bill payments. In a continuation of the established program by Apple and financial partner Goldman Sachs, Apple Card customers are able to avoid one outgoing cost for…
    - 2 days ago 2 Aug 20, 3:56am -
  • Apple's assembly partners applying for India's $6.6B manufacturing incentive program
    Apple's assembly partners Foxconn, Pegatron, and Wistron have all applied to participate in India's $6.6 billion Production-Linked Incentive Scheme, in a bid for benefits for increasing production of smartphones in the country.India has been planning the PLI scheme for some time, with a goal to tempt large-scale manufacturers to increase their production of smartphones in the country. According to the Indian government, Apple's manufacturing partners will be taking part in the scheme, as well as…
    - 2 days ago 2 Aug 20, 3:08am -
  • President Trump threatens to ban TikTok in the United States
    President Donald Trump threatened to ban the popular video app TikTok in the United States, an act that could take place on Saturday and risks raising tensions between the U.S. and China once more.Speaking to reporters on Air Force One Friday night, President Trump advised "As far as TikTok is concerned, we're banning them from the United States." When asked when the ban could happen, Trump continued "Soon, immediately. I mean essentially immediately."Trump claimed to have the authority to ban T…
    - 2 days ago 2 Aug 20, 2:57am -
  • Apple sunsets Dark Sky on Android and Wear OS
    Dark Sky, the popular weather app, is no longer available to download or use on Android and Wear OS, with the Apple-owned app now nonfunctional on Google's mobile and wearable device platforms.Dark Sky for iOSAs scheduled by Apple, the Dark Sky app has stopped working on Android and Wear OS devices. Users of the app are now not able to access weather reports from the app itself, and instead must check other apps for the same details.Read more...
    - 2 days ago 2 Aug 20, 1:11am -
  • Apple Watch 'Series 6' could use smaller batteries than Series 5
    The Apple Watch Series 6 may have a comparable or shorter battery life compared to previous models, with regulatory filings indicating there could be three different sizes of battery used, with two out of the three smaller than the last generation and one larger.Apple Watch collectionApple's refinements with the Apple Watch series have led to wearable devices that are more power-efficient, extending their battery life as much as possible to get users though the day. Initial regulatory filings re…
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  • NHL players stick iPhone 11 Pro to skates with tape in new ad spot
    Apple has released a new video marking NHL's return to play, with players from the Vegas Golden Knights filming unique footage using an iPhone 11 Pro on the ice, with the assistance of hockey tape.Part of Apple's ongoing "Shot on iPhone" series, the latest installment appears on Apple's YouTube page for Canada. The video, titled "Hockey Tape," revolves around not only the video features of the iPhone 11 Pro, but also how it is possible to record from some interesting-but-risky angles.Throughout…
    - 3 days ago 1 Aug 20, 6:47pm -
  • Controversy, an antitrust hearing, and Tim Cook in a suit - July 2020 in Review
    There may not have been a new 2020 iMac, but Apple was rarely out of the headlines in July, with a series of controversies, an unimaginable amount of cash — and a surprising number of launches.L-R: "The Underdogs", US House of Judiciary, :Greyhound"We're all used to Apple being the most profitable company in the world, and most of us believe its repeated claim that it doesn't put money first. But in July 2020, we reached a true financial milestone for Apple: Tim Cook actually seemed a bit emba…
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  • Apple buys startup that turns smartphones into mobile payments terminals
    Apple recently purchased Mobeewave, a payments technology startup that developed a method by which smartphones like iPhone can be used as mobile payments terminals.Citing sources familiar with the matter, Bloomberg reports Apple paid approximately $100 million for Montreal-based Mobeewave and its "dozens" of employees. The team has been retained and continues to work out of its headquarters.Apple confirmed the purchase with a boilerplate statement, saying, "Apple buys smaller technology companie…
    - 3 days ago 1 Aug 20, 7:55am -
  • Apple spent $7.4M to lobby coronavirus, education, other issues in first half of 2020
    According to new data from the Center for Responsive Politics, Apple spent some $7.4 million in the first half of 2020 to lobby lawmakers on issues ranging from the coronavirus pandemic to remote learning.Part of Apple's funding went to lobbying group Invariant, which attempted to impact policy on a U.S. coronavirus recovery and stimulus bill known as The Heroes Act, reports CNBC.Proposed and passed by the House in May, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act includes em…
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  • Developers rail against Apple App Store policy in wake of House antitrust hearing
    Major developers continue to deride Apple's App Store policies and call into question CEO Tim Cook's testimony at a U.S. House hearing this week, where he said the company treats all developers on the platform equally.At the hearing, lawmakers grilled the CEOs of Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google as part of an ongoing investigation into anticompetitive practices. Though Cook faced minimal questioning compared to his tech industry colleagues, House Judiciary Committee panel members did ask about…
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  • Original iPad mini now considered 'vintage' by Apple
    Apple on Friday added the original 7.9-inch iPad mini, first released in 2012, to its list of vintage and obsolete devices.Credit: AppleThe first iPad mini model was released in November 2012, and Apple's goal for it was to help customers "find even more uses for iPad, to use it in places and ways they never imagined." Apple added the pint-sized tablet to its list of Vintage and Obsolete products list.Read more...
    - 3 days ago 1 Aug 20, 2:47am -
  • Google updates Exposure Notification system, first US app coming in 'weeks'
    Google on Friday announced updates to the Exposure Notification System that it created in partnership with Apple, and said that the first U.S. app to use the framework will debut soon.Credit: AppleExposure Notification officially launched to public health authorities in May. The framework allows those organizations to build cross-platform apps that complement traditional contact tracings in tracking and curbing the spread of coronavirus.Read more...
    - 3 days ago 1 Aug 20, 2:35am -
  • Apple overtakes Saudi Aramco to become world's most valuable company
    The day after an incredible earnings report, Apple has overtaken oil giant Saudi Aramco to become the most valuable public traded company in the world on Friday.Credit: WikiCommonsFollowing the company's earnings report Thursday, Apple's stock price surged as high as 10.5% in intraday trading. Ultimately, shares of AAPL closed at $425.18 at end of trading on Friday.Read more...
    - 3 days ago 1 Aug 20, 1:32am -
  • 'The Matrix,' 'Parasite' and 'Good Boys' - the best iTunes video deals for July 31
    Apple holds sales on iTunes movies every week, and this week's best deals include new five-movie bundles, and an assortment of movies from 1999 like "The Matrix," and recent releases like "Parasite."iTunes Movie DealsMovie release spotlightRead more...
    - 3 days ago 1 Aug 20, 1:13am -
  • Microsoft shutting down Cortana app on iPhone and iPad in 2021
    Microsoft is shutting down Cortana across multiple platforms, including Apple's iOS and iPadOS, as part of a strategy shift to a more productivity-focused assistant.Credit: MicrosoftThe Seattle-based tech company first withdrew the Cortana for iOS app from a number of regions early in 2020. now, it is announcing plans to shut down the iOS and Android versions of the apps entirely.Read more...
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  • Teenager arrested for masterminding Twitter hack
    A 17 year-old has been arrested in Tampa, Florida and is accused of being the lead actor behind the Twitter cryptocurrency hack.Hillsborough, Florida has filed 30 felony charges against Graham Clark, in connection with the July 15 Twitter attack. That attack resulted in dozens of high-profile Twitter accounts, including Apple's, to post a scam asking for a Bitcoin deposit, that the post alleged would then be doubled.According to State Attorney Andrew Warren, the hack and messages resulted in ove…
    - 3 days ago 1 Aug 20, 12:49am -
  • Apple doesn't buy companies to stop competition, says CEO Tim Cook
    In an interview after the antitrust hearing on Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook says that Apple buys companies to overcome obstacles, and not to limit competition.Tim Cook has been under regulatory pressure over Apple's business modelAfter Tim Cook appeared in front of the House Antitrust Subcommittee on Wednesday, the company's various business practices have been called into question. Cook insisted that Apple was not making purchases to end competition, but to implement new technology or talent t…
    - 3 days ago 1 Aug 20, 12:00am -
  • Examining Apple's record-breaking $59.7B June quarter by the numbers
    Apple considerably beat all industry expectations with its latest earnings, and did so with a quarter that was featured closed stores, and coronavirus lockdowns affecting the supply chain.Tim Cook at WWDC, superimposed with a chart showing year on year iPhone revenue changeIn a regular quarter, back before the coronavirus, what would typically happen is that Apple would post guidance saying that they expected to earn between X and Y billion dollars. Analysts would then say no, Apple is wrong, an…
    - 3 days ago 31 Jul 20, 11:28pm -

MacWorld

  • newApple Card: Panera Bread becomes the first restaurant to offer 3% cash back
    Among the TV shows, magazines, and games services unveiled at Apple’s “Show time” event was a surprise entry into a category that couldn’t be further outside Apple’s wheelhouse: a credit card. Dubbed Apple Card, it’s not a traditional plastic credit card that gives you points on things you buy. Rather, it’s a whole new way to shop online and offline. Here’s everything you need to know about it.Updated 08/03/20: Panera Bread has announced that it now offers 3% cash back with Appl…
    - 6 hours ago 4 Aug 20, 1:20am -
  • newApple TV+ originals: Apple unveils 'Long Way Up' with Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman
    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 less than 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 relea…
    - 10 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 9:57pm -
  • newTime for Apple to reevaluate how the App Store does business
    If there’s a segment of Apple’s business that seems to fly in the face of the company’s philosophy—not just in terms of making a product that is substandard or lackluster—but in terms of actually being at odds with the way it otherwise does business, you couldn't put forth a more prominent example than the App Store.The discussion, always at a constant simmer in the Apple community, bubbled up once again last week even as Apple CEO Tim Cook was grilled by lawmakers over antitrust conce…
    - 15 hours ago 3 Aug 20, 4:30pm -
  • newLogitech MX Master 3 mouse review: Logitech sticks with a winning formula
    I have two desktop Mac setups, one at home and one at the Macworld office (ah, going to the office, those were the days). Both those setups have Logitech mice. My work setup has the Performance Mouse MX that I’ve been using for over ten(!) years. At home, I have the original MX Master, which I’ve been using for four years. Suffice to say, I love these mice. They have a similar design that fits my hand beautifully, they feel great and are highly functional.To read this article in full, pleas…
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  • newReolink Argus 3 security camera review: New look, same great performance
    This outdoor wireless security camera gets a spotlight, color night vision, and a cosmetic makeover while retaining the simplicity we love.
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  • 5G iPhone 12 launch date
    5G chipmaker Qualcomm hinted in its Q4 guidance that it expects reduced shipments due to “the delay of a global 5G flagship phone launch.” And Apple confirmed a later-than-usual launch date in its Q3 earnings call. Juliet Beauchamp explains how the 5G iPhone launch will be slightly delayed.(youtu.be)To read this article in full, please click here
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  • Apple Silicon: What the transition from Intel means for developers
    Software development for new ARM-based Macs has its own set of challenges and changes for developers. InfoWorld senior writer Serdar Yegulalp joins Juliet to discuss why the transition from Intel to Apple Silicon is so seismic, how the change is affecting developers and what it means for iOS/macOS compatibility.(youtu.be)To read this article in full, please click here
    - 3 days ago 1 Aug 20, 12:53am -
  • Apple’s new 'everything' gift cards could mean the end of iTunes deals
    Apple today announced a major change to its gift card offerings. Instead of separate cards for iTunes and Apple Store purchase, Apple is now selling a single car for “everything Apple” that can be used online and in stores to purchase “products, accessories, apps, games, music, movies, TV shows, iCloud, and more.”While the new cards will make it easier to buy things, they could also mean the end of the standard iTunes gift card deals that regularly pop up. Best Buy, PayPal, and others of…
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  • Five ways iOS 14 makes your AirPods better
    Software-based headphones are a double-edged sword. On the one hand, a software update can worsen an otherwise perfectly-functioning accessory—some AirPods Pro firmware updates have had users complain of reduced noise reduction or battery life issues. On the other hand, your accessory can get better over time with new features and improved functionality.That’s exactly what’s happening with AirPods in iOS 14 (and Apple’s other fall operating system updates like macOS Big Sur, tvOS 14, and…
    - 4 days ago 31 Jul 20, 4:30pm -
  • For once, the Mac and iPad lead Apple's record financial results
    One of these quarters, Apple’s going to announce financial results that don’t result in some sort of record. Perhaps as soon as next quarter, even. But on Thursday, Apple announced the results of its financial third quarter of 2020—and they were an all-time third quarter record. Literally every measurable category went up, year over year. It was so sunny a set of results that Apple CEO Tim Cook seemed almost embarrassed to be reporting such huge growth amid a global pandemic and some power…
    - 4 days ago 31 Jul 20, 3:45pm -
  • The best smart shades: These luxurious window treatments blend high tech with high fashion
    Smart, motorized shades and blinds cost a pretty penny, but do they ever bring the wow.
    - 4 days ago 31 Jul 20, 3:30pm -
  • iPhone 12 rumors: Apple confirms that the new iPhone will ship later than usual
    Reports about what will be in the 2020 iPhones are hitting the wire. We’ve compiled the most notable ones here, but take these with a big grain of salt. Even if these reports are accurate representations of what suppliers are saying, or come from moles within Apple itself, the company’s plans can and do change. There’s still plenty of time before the design and features have to be totally set in stone.Update 07/29/20: During its Q3 2020 results report, Apple stated that the new iPhone th…
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  • Apple shrugs off Covid-19 with record quarter boosted by sales of basically everything
    It’s hard not to find a bright spot in Apple’s third-quarter earnings. Not only did the company beat expectations with revenue of nearly $60 billion and an 11-percent growth over last year, it also saw a sales bump across every product it sells.The Mac enjoyed the biggest leap, buoyed by work-from-home orders for many businesses around the world. Mac sales topped $7 billion for the first time in third-quarter history, an increase of more than 20 percent, and the iPad also set a record for a…
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  • Your hot takes: What should Apple include with the next iPhone?
    On this episode of the Macworld Podcast, it's all about your hot takes, specifically about what Apple should include with its next iPhone. We respond to your thoughts on this topic.This is episode 707 Jason Cross, Michael Simon, and Roman Loyola.The rumor mill has been churning about the iPhone lately, and what has caught everyone’s attention are rumors about what Apple may or may not include in the box. Some rumors say Apple will not include a charger, some say earbuds will not be included, s…
    - 5 days ago 30 Jul 20, 5:30pm -
  • How to delete text in all sorts of ways on your Mac
    If you’re a long-time Mac user or a new one, it’s possible you’re only aware of the Delete key, which is technically a “backward delete”: it deletes characters to the left of the current cursor in English and other languages that read left-to-right. It has its own symbol: ⌫. On various vintages of keyboards, you might find the word Delete, a leftward-pointing arrow ←, or both the arrow and the label. (For Mac users, it’s nearly always Delete; Backspace is more of a…Windows word…
    - 5 days ago 30 Jul 20, 3:45pm -
  • Hey, cord-cutters: Here's how to prevent streaming TV services from selling your data
    How cord-cutters can take advantage of newly-enforced privacy rules.
    - 5 days ago 30 Jul 20, 3:30pm -
  • Qualcomm expects phone sales to dip by 15 percent because of COVID
    Qualcomm reports its fiscal third-quarter results, noting that the coronavirus pandemic will have an effect on smartphone sales.
    - 5 days ago 30 Jul 20, 4:37am -
  • Best wireless earbuds: Free yourself from the tyranny of cords
    Earbud makers have been busy doing away with wires—a good thing whether or not your phone still has a headset jack. At most, Bluetooth earbuds might have a wire that connects the buds themselves to each other—a nice option if you’re prone to misplacing small objects, or you want in-line controls. This is often the more affordable option too, although that is changing over time.So-called true wireless earbuds are just that, free of any wire whatsoever. Apple AirPods are the standard bearer…
    - 5 days ago 30 Jul 20, 4:32am -
  • Roku's 'neutral platform' days are now over
    Roku looks less like a neutral platform without HBO Max and Peacock
    - 5 days ago 30 Jul 20, 2:12am -
  • How to use your iPhone as a webcam for video conferencing and virtual meetings
    Just because you’re working from home now doesn’t mean you’re off the hook when it comes to meetings. And just because you don’t have a spare webcam around doesn’t mean you need to peel back the tape that’s covering your laptop’s camera—as long as you have an iPhone or an iPad, you can easily turn it into a makeshift webcam.Update 07/29/20: Since we first published this article, we have reviewed a new entry in this field, Camo. It may be the best way yet to use your iPhone as a M…
    - 5 days ago 30 Jul 20, 12:33am -
  • Want to run Mac OS 8 on your Mac? Now you can
    Hey, you Mac old timers (like me). How many times have you said to yourself, “Man, I could use a round of Duke Nukem 3D right now!” or wished you could go back to a version of Adobe Photoshop that didn’t have all the tools you need? (Okay, never, but play along with me here.)Well, now you can go back to the old days of the Mac with a Mac OS 8 emulator, written by Felix Rieseberg. He created a JavaScript app which includes a virtual machine that emulates a Macintosh Quadra 900 running Mac O…
    - 5 days ago 29 Jul 20, 10:31pm -
  • Understanding how iCloud Photos optimizes photo storage and keeps your originals
    The old saw about one’s eyes being larger than one’s belly surely applies in an era when we can capture multi-megabyte images and gigabyte videos and have infinite storage online—but still have to contend with the size of flash drives in iPhones and iPads and SSDs in Macs.Apple squared that circle with iCloud Photos, one of many companies’ attempts to pair cloud storage and personal or professional media capture. With Google Photos, Google stores everything in your cloud account and uses…
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