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  • Device supervision is a crucial aspect of managing Apple in the enterprise, but it’s essential to understand what it’s good for, what its limits are, and how to ensure you get a deployment started on the right foot. more… The post Apple @ Work: What is iOS device supervision, and why should it be used? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Benjamin and Zac discuss the launch of iOS 14, best features, Home screen customization trends, new features in iOS 14.2 beta, Zac’s experience with the all-new Apple Watch Series 6, and new rumors about a ‘mini’ iPhone 12. Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep tracking solution to help you get a better night’s sleep. Download it from the App Store today. Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR and get $50 OFF toward your first job post! Sponsored by ExpressVPN: Take back your Internet privacy today and get 3 months free with a 1-year package at ExpressVPN.com/HappyHour. more… The post 9to5Mac Happy Hour 296: iOS 14 mania, Apple Watch Series 6 experience, iPhone 12 naming appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple keeps pushing Apple TV+, which is about to complete its first year since its launch in November 2019. The company signed a $70 million deal earlier this year to premiere the ‘Greyhound’ film starring Tom Hanks, and now Apple TV+ has acquired the movie rights to ‘Cherry’ with Tom Holland and Ciara Bravo for $40 million. more… The post Apple TV+ acquires movie rights to ‘Cherry’ with Tom Holland and Ciara Bravo for $40 million appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Courtesy of our friends at Chargeasap and the company’s new Omega 200W & 100W GaN USB-C Charger, you can enter to win a MacBook Pro plus get up to 55% off the new charger with a limited time preorder deal. Get a look at the new Omega chargers below and enter the giveaway now: more… The post 9to5Rewards: Enter to win MacBook Pro from Chargeasap [Giveaway] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • For the first time ever, Apple has a new mid-range Apple Watch consideration for potential buyers. The Apple Watch SE sits between the Apple Watch Series 3 and Series 6 in Apple’s lineup, and it provides an interesting hybrid of features. Here’s how the differences between the Apple Watch Series 3 vs. Apple Watch SE stack up. more… The post Apple Watch Series 3 vs Apple Watch SE: Which should you buy? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • You’re reading Tested with 9to5Toys, where we explore everyday tech essentials that make life a bit easier. Browse through our entire guide for all of the latest reviews, and sound off in the comments below if there’s something you’d like to see featured. Today’s Tested with 9to5Toys takes a look at elago’s latest creation, the R4 Apple TV Remote case, which recently hit the market. With a colorful design and retro Nintendo vibes, there sure is a lot to like about this low-cost add-on for Apple TV fans. Down below, you’ll find a quick overview and a few hands-on thoughts from the latest elago accessory for Apple TV. more… The post Tested: elago R4 case brings Nintendo styling to your Apple TV remote appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A report earlier this week indicated that Microsoft’s new Xbox app would come to iOS with support for streaming Xbox games to your iPhone. The app is now available in beta, and The Verge has a hands-on look at how it works. more… The post Here’s how Microsoft’s new Xbox app works for streaming Xbox One games to iPhone appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The 8th generation 10.2-inch iPad brings some minor updates for this year. While it may not be the most exciting iPad of this year. It’s still probably the best value iPad you can get and the best iPad for most people. Here are its best features. more… The post iPad 8 Top Features: The best value iPad gets better [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Back in August as Facebook rolled out its latest online service for creators, teachers, and small businesses to host virtual events, the company announced it would be waving fees. Google also agreed to waive its 30% commission on Android, however, Apple at the time did not. Now Facebook says Apple has revisited that decision and will stop charging its 30% fee temporarily. more… The post [Update: Applies for all devs] Apple concedes to Facebook on its 30% iOS cut for online events appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The HomeKit doorbell market has turned into somewhat of a joke. Countless companies have announced support for them in the future, but very few have delivered it. Currently, Yobi and Robin ProLine are the only two options that are shipping. Countless others have announced upcoming products or upcoming firmware updates for existing products to add HomeKit compatibility, but very few companies have. The Yobi doorbell is a great option, but it lacks a way to record. Robin is a nice product, but it’s costly and requires power over ethernet to operate. What if I told you the most economical HomeKit doorbell was Nest? more… The post HomeKit Weekly: Is Nest Hello the best HomeKit doorbell on the market? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Today’s best deals include $100 off Apple’s Retina 5K iMac, iPad mini 5 hits the best price in months, and AirPods Pro are discounted again. Hit the jump for all that and more in today’s 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Friday Deals: Latest iMacs $100 off, iPad mini 5, AirPods Pro, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • With iOS 14, Apple has opened up its mobile platform more than ever before with the ability to set third-party apps as defaults for mail and browser. Riding on that change, Facebook is criticizing Apple for not opening up messaging on iOS to do the same. All told, Facebook is trying to pressure Apple to make messaging on iOS the same as it is on Android. more… The post Facebook argues Apple should let its apps like Messenger be default on iPhone appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • 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.  preload=”none” more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: September 25, 2020 – iOS 14.0.1 bug fixes, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Picaso Lab is for a limited time offering a leather iPad or MacBook sleeve signed by Woz, the affectionate nickname of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. The signed sleeves are available for a wide range of iPad and MacBook models. You do of course pay a premium for the signature, but every single penny you pay will go to two charities helping to deal with the California wildfires … more… The post Get an iPad or MacBook sleeve signed by Woz, for a good cause appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is hitting the weekend with a fresh batch of movie deals focused on action and drama titles, although you’ll find a little bit of everything, for $5. This is on top of Thursday’s TV series sale and the other Build Your Collection promo on-going this week. You’ll find all of our top picks down below. more… The post New $5 weekend movie sale at iTunes highlighted by action favorites, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Twitter security made the headlines for all the wrong reasons back in July, when a major hack saw many high-profile accounts taken over to post a cryptocurrency scam. Affected accounts included Apple, Elon Musk, Joe Biden, and Barack Obama. The company has now implemented a range of security measures in response, including physical security keys for two-factor authentication of staff with access to accounts … more… The post Twitter security: physical security keys for staff; election protection measures appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Two leakers with good track records have now both indicated the same iPhone 12 names. Today’s report shows what are said to be stickers for official Apple silicone cases for the new models. A photo was posted by @DuanRui, who last month showed a pamphlet depicting what turned out to be the correct design for the new iPad Air announced almost three weeks later … more… The post Claimed official Apple case stickers provide more evidence of iPhone 12 names appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The Apple Irish tax ruling in July went against the European Union, the judge stating that it had failed to prove that Ireland offered illegal state aid to the iPhone maker. As we predicted then, however, the EU has now lodged an appeal. The EU did wait until the last minute to do so, making the filing today, the last day of the appeal window … more… The post Apple Irish tax ruling – European Union files last-minute appeal appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple TV+ offers exclusive Apple original TV shows and movies in 4K HDR quality. You can watch across all of your screens and pick up where you left off on any device. Apple TV+ costs $4.99 per month. Here’s every Apple original television show and movie available now on Apple TV+, as well as the latest trailers …more… The post Apple TV+ Guide: Here are all the Apple TV shows and movies available now appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Along with all-new home screen widgets, iOS 14 offers the ability to remove app pages (without deleting apps) as another way to customize your experience. Follow along for a look at how to hide iPhone app pages for a cleaner setup.more… The post iOS 14: How to hide iPhone app pages for a clean and customized UI appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple recently acquired the startup Scout FM, according to a Bloomberg report. The company offers an app that creates smart stations for podcast listeners, bringing a similar experience to radio stations. more… The post Apple acquires Scout FM app that transforms the podcast experience with smart stations appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Amazon today revealed new Echo products and also a new cloud gaming service called “Luna” that will be available later this year. Interestingly enough, the company promises support for Windows, Mac, Fire TV, Android devices, and surprisingly, iPhone and iPad. more… The post Amazon’s new ‘Luna’ cloud gaming service will be available for iOS users as web apps [U] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has released several updates for Mac today including macOS 10.15.7 and new versions of Final Cut Pro X and iMovie that squash a number of bugs and improve stability. macOS 10.15.7 includes fixes for a WiFi issue and an iMac graphics card issue. The FCP X update solves problems with brightness levels, keyframes, exporting, and more. more… The post Apple releases macOS Catalina 10.15.7 with bug fixes for WiFi and iMac GPU performance, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • With the ability to add custom widgets to iOS 14, a huge uptick in iPhone theming has taken place with such setups going viral on social media. I recently linked up with Thientam Bach, aka Surenix, a well-known graphic designer behind such jailbreak themes as Ayecon and Ayeris. He recently uploaded a version of Ayeris to his website specifically with iOS 14 theming in mind. In this hands-on video, I show you how to emulate the Ayeris theme on your iPhone with the help of the Shortcuts app. It’s not nearly as clean as a real iOS jailbreak theme, but if you’re looking for a way to further customize the look of your Home screen, it’s an option. more… The post How to theme iOS 14 with custom icons and widgets – featuring Ayeris [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Following last week’s release of iOS 14 to the general public, Apple released a bug fix update today in the form of iOS 14.0.1. Today’s update brings fixes for iOS 14 home screen widgets, default app settings, and more. Apple has also released iPadOS 14.0.1, watchOS 7.0.1, macOS Catalina 10.15.7, and tvOS 14.0.1. more… The post Apple releases iOS 14.0.1 with bug fixes for widgets, default app settings, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Today Amazon is virtually taking the stage to unveil a host of new devices and services. While there is plenty of speculation about what today’s event will deliver, our money is on a handful of new Echo speakers along with some experimental hardware. We’ll be updating this post throughout the event with all the details on Amazon’s latest products and more announced today. more… The post Amazon announces new Echo lineup, updated Fire TV streamers, and cloud gaming service appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Today’s best deals include iPad Pro from $600, plus a new Anker Gold Box, and Apple Watch Series 5 price drops continue. Hit the jump for all that and more in today’s 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post iPad Pro from $600 highlights today’s best deals, Anker accessories, Apple Watch Series 5, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • As Apple devices become more popular around the world, the demand for Apple accessories is naturally growing too. A new in-depth report from Zion Research details the global Apple accessory market, highlighting the most popular type, the top third-party accessory makers, as well as predicting the annual revenue for the category will grow to $27.4 billion over the next six years. more… The post iPhone and its most popular accessory fueling category toward $27B global sales appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Following Tuesday’s Build Your Collection movie sale, Apple is back again with a new promotion today focused on TV series. Specifically, you’ll find plenty of deals on superhero-themed titles that have aired in recent years. All of today’s offers will become a permanent part of your library. Head below for all of our top picks. more… The post Apple launches new TV show sale: Smallville, Ballers, Westworld, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • In the six years since the original Apple Watch was announced, Apple has already created 423 unique bands in dozens of colors and materials. Bandbreite, a new iPhone app launching today, catalogues every single Apple Watch band and helps you organize your personal collection. more… The post Bandbreite makes browsing watch bands more fun than Apple Watch Studio appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple’s two new fastener-free Apple Watch bands have proven popular, but Solo Loop sizing seems to be problematic for many. The new liquid silicone rubber and polyester-and-silicone bands require very precise sizing to ensure that they fit snugly but comfortably. There’s no problem if you can visit an Apple Store, as the company offers disposable sizing guides, and you can then try one on to confirm the fit. But not everyone has a nearby store, and appointments are limited, so many have had to rely on Apple’s online sizing guide, with very mixed results … more… The post PSA: If you have an Apple Watch Sport Band, here’s a better approach to Solo Loop sizing appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • 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.  preload=”none” more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: September 24, 2020 – New antitrust pressure for Apple, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is today responding to increasing antitrust pressure with an App Store PR blitz. This includes a complete revamp of its main App Store page, a new page promoting the benefits of the App Store to developers, new messaging, and a new program for developers of streaming video apps. The response begins on Apple’s homepage, with a large banner at the top pointing visitors to the new App Store page. The headline message is ‘The apps you love from a place you can trust’ … more… The post Apple responds to antitrust pressure with App Store PR blitz appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Those who hate subscription apps will be glad to hear that using Microsoft Office without a subscription will still be possible on the Mac with a new version launching next year. Microsoft has been increasingly pushing users towards its subscription-based Office 365 platform, while downplaying the alternative of a one-time purchase … more… The post Microsoft Office without a subscription will still be possible in 2021 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A number of big developers who object to Apple’s App Store policies have jointly formed the Coalition for App Fairness, a non-profit intended to coordinate efforts to do battle with Apple. Founding members include Epic Games, Spotify and Tile, each of which is involved in high-profile disputes with the iPhone maker. It will add to the antitrust pressure faced by Apple as the coalition accuses the Cupertino company of ‘taxing consumers’ and ‘crushing innovation’ … more… The post Epic, Spotify, Tile and more form Coalition for App Fairness appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • New photos have been posted of what is said to be the rumored iPhone 12 braided cable. It was reliable leaker @L0vetodream who first indicated back in July that the iPhone 12 will be supplied with a fancier and more robust braided cable, and shared photos of them … more… The post New claimed photos of iPhone 12 braided cable appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A big change that arrived with iOS 14 is an all-new home screen experience. This marks arguably the biggest UI update for iOS since it was first introduced. However, iPad isn’t getting all the same new features and changes as iPhone, but there are new widgets to take advantage of. Follow along for how to use the new iPad widgets in iPadOS 14. more… The post iPadOS 14: How to use the new widgets on iPad appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • We’ve been covering many of the apps that have been updated with iOS 14 features, such as home screen widgets, App Clips, and more. If you are an Apple Music subscriber and want to customize your home screen with some unique music widgets, the latest Marvis Pro app update brings exactly that. more… The post Marvis Pro brings custom Apple Music widgets to your iOS 14 home screen appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • As reported earlier this year, Twitter has been testing voice tweets on iOS for some time, but the feature is not yet available to everyone. While voice tweets will likely remain in beta for a while, Twitter is now adding the option to send voice messages through Direct Messages. more… The post Twitter starts testing private audio messages in its mobile app appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The UK government has today launched its NHS COVID-19 app in the App Store, which supports the privacy-preserving Apple/Google Exposure Notifications API and aids the national contact tracing effort. iPhone users can go to the App Store now and download the app for free; your device must be running iOS 13.5 or later. A counterpart app will also be available on the Google Play Store for Android devices. more… The post NHS launches COVID-19 app, Exposure Notifications now supported in England and Wales appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • When I wrote my first Apple Watch Series 6 diary piece on Monday, I was still waiting for my graphite stainless steel model to arrive. I was concerned about the graphite replacing the space black, and after some hands-on time, it’s apparent that the differences are noticeable, but I don’t think they are a dealbreaker. more… The post Apple Watch Series 6 Diary: Graphite hands-on and battery life tests appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • After launching an all-new iOS 14 app with widgets last week, popular to-do platform Todoist has launched a major new feature across its platform called “Boards” that gives users a bird’s eye view of projects while still being able to see and interact with the fine details. Another neat aspect is available templates for the new Boards for things like Bug Tracking, Content Pipeline, Design Requests, Product Roadmap, Development Workflow, and more. more… The post Todoist launches ‘Boards’ for big picture view of projects for iOS and Mac appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • With the recent release of iPadOS 14, there’s been a bunch of new additions to the iPad’s feature set. Additional Apple Pencil features, improved menus, and general bug fixes are all present here on this update. Here are some of the best features now available for the iPad. more… The post iPadOS 14 – 50+ Top Features and Changes! [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Building responsive app UIs, the launch of iOS 14, and thoughts on the Apple One bundle and some of its international pricing. Also, the return of both #askstacktrace and Stacktrace Arcade, as well as how using iCloud might affect the transferability of an app. Sponsored by Chargeasap: Preorder the Omega 200W or 100W GaN USB-C Charger for 55% off. And enter our MacBook Pro giveaway!  https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/stacktrace/gdELmAGCcN_StacktraceEp102.mp3 Download MP3 more… The post Stacktrace Podcast 102: “It compiles — ship it!” appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • One of the headlining features of watchOS 7 is the ability to easily share Apple Watch faces. It makes it easy to share them with a friend but thinking bigger, the feature also allows them to be easily shared online with anyone. Now Apple Watch customization app Facer has been updated to support watch face sharing and it’s aiming to be your hub for discovering and sharing them as well as following friends and favorite artists with an App Store-style experience. more… The post ‘Facer’ offers an App Store-style experience for discovering customized Apple Watch faces appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple’s latest 10.2-inch iPad highlights today’s best deals, plus the new 13-inch MacBook Pro is on sale, alongside NETGEAR’s Wi-Fi 6 Router. Hit the jump for all that and more in today’s 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Apple’s new 10.2-inch iPad sees first discounts, latest 13-inch MacBook Pro $199 off in today’s best deals appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Anastasia Folorunso, co-host of the Non Traditional podcast, joins Zac to discuss the Apple Watch Series 6 event, new clock faces in watchOS 7, the upcoming Apple Fitness+ service, and much more. 9to5Mac Watch Time is a podcast series hosted by Zac Hall. In this series, we talk to real people about how Apple Watch is affecting their lives. Subscribe now to catch up with each episode and automatically hear new episodes as soon as they’re released every two weeks: 🟣 Apple Podcasts | 🟠 Overcast | 🟢 Spotify Sponsored by HealthView: A powerful health and fitness dashboard for iPhone and Apple Watch. Try it for free.  Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep tracking solution to help you get a better night’s sleep. Download it from the App Store today. more… The post 9to5Mac Watch Time: Anastasia Folorunso on Apple Watch Series 6, watchOS 7, and Fitness+ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • 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.  preload=”none” more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: September 23, 2020 – New iPad Pro rumors, Xbox games on iPhone appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Face ID is normally a completely seamless way to unlock an iPhone and iPad: just swipe up and it unlocks automatically. At a time when we’re frequently wearing masks, however, it’s rather less seamless. So we’d like to see Apple allow an unlocked Apple Watch to automatically unlock an iPhone and iPad … more… The post Feature Request: Allow our Apple Watch to unlock our iPhone and iPad appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Fantastical users can now take advantage of iOS 14 home screen widgets. A new update to the app today brings a wide array of home screen widget options, as well as support for new Apple Pencil features on iPad and more. more… The post Fantastical adds 12 home screen widgets for iOS 14, Scribble support on iPad, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • An increasing number of people are finding a wide range of websites – including ours – are asking permission to allow downloads to your Mac from googlesyndication.com … more… The post PSA: Websites asking you to allow downloads? Here’s the solution … appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The latest Apple Pay promo offers a free drink at Jimmy John’s when you spend $10 or more… more… The post Apple Pay promo offers free drink at Jimmy John’s with $10 spend appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Microsoft has hinted that you’ll soon be able to stream Xbox games to iPhone. The company has so far only officially announced the feature for Android smartphones, but it separately indicated that we can expect it for iPhones too … more… The post Microsoft hints that you’ll soon be able to stream Xbox games to iPhone appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Following Monday’s miniLED report, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has a follow-up report out today stating that the first Apple product to use the technology will be a new iPad Pro in Q4 of this year. Today’s report doesn’t get any more specific than that, but Kuo has previously predicted that the first model to get the improved backlighting system would be the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Kuo at the time thought this would be launched in Q1 2021, but better-than-expected progress has accelerated that timescale … more… The post First Apple product with miniLED backlighting will be iPad Pro in Q4 – Kuo appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Ubiquiti has officially taken the wraps off its new UniFi Access product that is aimed at reimagining door access control. more… The post Ubiquiti launches UniFi Access to reimagine door access control appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Among the more modest tweaks to the iPhone’s UI with iOS 14 is a redesigned Clock app. While there are some upsides to the new design that partially gets rid of the wheel picker, there are some confusing aspects to the new interface. Read along for how to use the new iPhone alarms in iOS 14 and where the Bedtime tab has moved. more… The post iOS 14: How to use the new iPhone alarms appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • For the first time, Apple customers in India can now shop from the Apple Store online. Apple announced last week that its virtual doors were set to open on September 23, and the store webpage is now live. more… The post The Apple Store online is now available in India appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • iOS 14 is here and it brings a redesigned home screen with custom widgets that quickly became extremely popular among users. Having the ability to add multiple widgets to the iOS home screen made users look for design inspiration on Twitter, TikTok, and Pinterest — which broke its daily download record on the App Store this week. more… The post iOS 14 widgets leads Pinterest to break its daily App Store download record appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • iOS 14 has been available for nearly a week, and as you’ve probably figured out by now, it’s jam-packed with tons of new features. While there are literally hundreds of new user-facing changes in iOS 14, a few of them stand out above the rest. In this hands-on video walkthrough I discuss my top 10 iOS 14 features for iPhone. more… The post Hands-on with the top 10 iOS 14 features for iPhone [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Twitter has been testing a new Share Tweet menu with a small group of users since August, and now this redesigned menu is available for all Twitter users on iOS. The app provides easy access to your recent Twitter contacts as well as shortcuts to apps like Messages, WhatsApp, and Mail. more… The post Twitter app update for iOS brings new Share Tweet menu with DM suggestions [U] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • iOS 14’s most popular feature has quickly become the all-new widgets that can give your iPhone a personalized touch. However, going further than that, custom iOS 14 aesthetics have become a huge trend. We’ve already covered how to create ultra-customized widgets with Widgetsmith. The other big part is making your app icons tie everything together. Follow along for how to make an iOS 14 aesthetic with custom app icons. more… The post How to give your iOS 14 home screen a custom aesthetic with unique app icons appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Following the release of iOS 14 to the public last week, Apple has just stopped signing iOS 13.7. That means users who have updated their devices to iOS 14 can no longer downgrade to any iOS 13 build. more… The post Apple no longer signs iOS 13.7, blocking downgrades from iOS 14 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • If one thing is clear following last week’s release of iOS 14, it’s that there was a lot of pent-up demand for home screen widgets on the iPhone. A variety of third-party applications have added home screen widget support over the last several days, but one app has stood out from the rest: Widgetsmith. Widgetsmith comes from David Smith, who’s the developer behind several popular Apple Watch and iPhone apps including Watchsmith, Sleep+ +, and Pedometer+ +. The concept of Widgetsmith is that it lets you create custom and personalized widgets for your iOS 14 home screen; here’s how it works. more… The post Hands-on: Widgetsmith brings ultra-customizable widgets to your iOS 14 home screen [Update] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has officially released iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and watchOS 7 to the public. The updates bring many new features to iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch users, and third-party developers have been hard at work on updating their apps to take advantage of Apple’s latest tools. Read on for the details… more… The post These iOS 14 apps offer home screen widgets, App Clips, and much more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Belkin’s Linksys brand has confirmed that it is now rolling out support for HomeKit integration to users of the Linksys Velop Tri-Band mesh routers. This gives Velop users additional security controls over the smart home accessories connected through HomeKit. more… The post HomeKit integration begins rolling out to Linksys Tri-Band mesh routers appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple’s productivity suite has been updated today to take advantage of the new features that have arrived with iPadOS 14 while bringing some new changes to iOS as well. more… The post Pages, Numbers, and Keynote updated for iPhone and iPad with new features for iOS and iPadOS 14 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple today released the eighth beta developer of macOS Big Sur, which is expected to be available to the public sometime later this year. This follows the release of the seventh beta last Thursday, which suggests that Apple is pushing the development process to launch the first public version of macOS Big Sur in the coming weeks. more… The post Apple releases macOS Big Sur beta 8 to developers appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Popular password management app 1Password is out today with a sharp new feature that makes it easy to create virtual credit card numbers for much safer and more convenient online purchases. The new option allows you to quickly create virtual cards in your browser with spending and frequency limits and the cards are saved in 1Password. more… The post 1Password launches virtual credit card generator for safer online payments appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • There are a variety of unique ways to harness the power of the Shortcuts app, which has gained immense popularity since iOS 14 was released last week. Now Federico Viticci at MacStories has put together a new WallCreator shortcut that enables creating custom iPhone and iPad wallpapers with gradients and solid colors. more… The post How to use the Shortcuts app to automatically create custom iOS wallpapers appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Heart Analyzer is one of the most powerful ways to visualize and access your Apple Watch heart data. A new update to Heart Analyzer this week brings integration with the Apple Watch Series 6 Blood Oxygen readings, iOS 14 home screen widgets, and more. more… The post Heart Analyzer for iPhone and Apple Watch adds iOS 14 widget, blood oxygen data, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Today’s best deals include the latest Apple Watches, plus 16-inch MacBook Pro sees a big one-day discount, and Sony’s latest headphones are on sale. You’ll find all that and more below in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Deals: Latest Apple Watches discounted at Amazon, 16-inch MacBook Pro from $1,875, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • This morning Apple is seeing downtime for a variety of services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple TV Channels, iTunes Store, and more. more… The post PSA: Apple confirms outage affecting App Store, Apple Music, TV+, and more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Microsoft has been working on a totally redesigned version of Outlook for Mac since last fall and the public release of the big update is slated for mid-October. The new Outlook for Mac is designed to look and work great with macOS Big Sur, includes speed improvements, new UI, tools, improved customization, and more. more… The post All-new Outlook for Mac app coming in October with Big Sur-inspired design and more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • 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.  preload=”none” more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: September 22, 2020 – Apple Watch Series 6 details, iOS 14 home screen appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A team of security researchers has found Bing user data exposed on a server owned by Microsoft. The data comes from both iOS and Android versions of the Bing app. The data exposed includes unique user IDs, search queries, location, and even webpages visited as a result of searches … more… The post Bing user data exposed – includes location, search terms, sites visited appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Some Apple Watch owners are reporting missing GPS data following an update to watchOS 7. When they record a workout, only the start point is stored … more… The post Some Apple Watch owners report missing GPS data on watchOS 7 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) is out with its yearly study on PC and tablet satisfaction in the US. Apple just managed to edge out Samsung and once again earned the highest PC and tablet ratings from consumers with iPad and Mac. However, compared to the customer satisfaction scores Apple often shares, these are notably lower. more… The post Apple somehow only narrowly beats Samsung in PC and tablet customer sat study appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A series of iOS and Android scam apps identified by security researchers managed to rack up a total of 2.4M downloads and make $500k thanks to promotion on TikTok and Instagram. They came to light after a report by a child … more… The post Scam apps see 2.4M downloads on iOS and Android, make $500k appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple and Google announced plans to build COVID-19 tracing into iPhone and Android operating systems on April 10. The move marked a major partnership between the top two mobile operating system competitors in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19. Platform updates to enable the COVID-19 contact tracing feature on iOS and Android were publicly released 40 days later on May 20. So how do you participate in COVID-19 contact tracing efforts with your smartphone? In this story, 9to5Mac is tracking which U.S. states and territories are using Exposure Notifications API in iOS and Android apps. more… The post Which U.S. states are using Apple’s Exposure Notification API for COVID-19 contact tracing? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is back with a new Build Your Collection movie sale featuring more recent releases and older classics from $5. All of which will become a permanent part of your library. After a brief hiatus, Apple is also bringing back the $1 rental of the week today, as well. You’ll find all of our top picks down below. more… The post Apple’s popular Build Your Collection movie sale starts at $5, more from $1 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • An iOS 14 jailbreak is now available for older devices, and the team says that it will likely support some newer ones soon. It’s from the team behind the ‘unpatchable’ checkm8 exploit which enabled a jailbreak for almost every iPhone from the iPhone 5s to the iPhone X … more… The post iOS 14 jailbreak available for older devices; some newer ones likely appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The wait for the long-promised Netatmo video doorbell with HomeKit support has been a lengthy one. We first got a hands-on look at the device way back in January 2019, with silence since then, but the company says that it is finally launching in Europe on September 28. Unfortunately, the US launch is following ‘later this year.’ We got the first clue in July that we were getting closer to launch, thanks to a 9to5Mac reader … more… The post Netatmo video doorbell with HomeKit support available Sep 28 in Europe, later in US [U] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook has been remotely interviewed for the opening night of The Atlantic Festival, speaking about the congressional antitrust investigation, privacy; his differences with the Trump administration; and how Apple is coping with the coronavirus lockdown. On antitrust, Cook said that big companies like Apple ‘deserve scrutiny,’ but denied that the company has any kind of a monopoly … more… The post Tim Cook interview: antitrust; privacy; Trump differences; coronavirus appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • On March 13, Apple closed all of its retail stores outside of Greater China in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. As regions around the world eased shelter-in-place orders, Apple has reopened its stores with additional safety procedures and a new social distancing protocol. In the US, each state has slightly different guidelines for reopening businesses, which may leave you wondering: is my Apple Store open? more… The post COVID-19: Which Apple Stores have reopened? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Launcher was one of the first apps that introduced Today View widgets when Apple released iOS 8, and now the developers behind the app are updating it with new Home Screen widgets for iOS 14 users. With Launcher 5, you can now create custom widgets for your home screen with different shortcuts to apps, contacts, and more. more… The post Launcher 5 lets you create custom iOS 14 widgets with different shortcuts appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple released the first developer betas of iOS 14.2, watchOS 7.1, and tvOS 14.2 last week, which are now also available for public beta users. While the updates bring some new features, Apple Watch users have noticed that these updates don’t include the new watch faces from watchOS 7 and the Blood Oxygen app from Apple Watch Series 6. more… The post PSA: watchOS 7.1 beta doesn’t include new watch faces and Blood Oxygen app yet appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple Watch Series 6 is packed with awesome new features like a blood oxygen saturation sensor, brighter always-on display, and all the great features from Apple Watch Series 5 and earlier. The newly released version also comes in new finishes including blue, graphite, and a new version of gold. It’s also the first Apple Watch to be offered in Product (RED), and today we’re checking out the new case color alongside Apple’s new Braided Solo Loop watch band. more… The post Hands-on: Product (RED) Apple Watch Series 6 and the new Braided Solo Loop appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Widgets have instantly proven to be the most popular iOS 14 feature, allowing users to give their home screens an added layer of personalization. iOS 14 includes two built-in widget options that aim to use Siri intelligence to help further personalize your iPhone home screen widgets. Here’s how it works. more… The post iOS 14: How to customize your home screen widgets with Smart Stacks and Siri Suggestions appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • As promised on Friday, iOS 14 users can now set Gmail as the default mail app on iPhones and iPads. This follows a handful of updates from Google to support the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system.  more… The post Google now lets you set Gmail as the default mail app on iOS 14 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The Apple Watch Series 6 packs several notable changes to its internal design, as detailed in a new teardown from iFixit. The teardown highlights the removal of Force Touch, as well as a slightly larger battery, thinner design, and more. more… The post Apple Watch Series 6 teardown reveals bigger battery and Taptic Engine, slimmer design appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple Watch Series 6 was officially announced recently alongside a new, lower-priced, Apple Watch SE. Of course, Apple is still shipping a band with purchase and is still charging $49 or more for a replacement or alternative style. So in true 9to5 fashion, we’re here to show you the best third-party Apple Watch Series 6 bands. Thankfully, the slug hasn’t changed on this year’s models, so the latest Watches will continue to work with all watch bands on the market. With a boatload of options on the market, it can be difficult to wade through a variety of styles. Below you’ll find all of our top picks starting at just $5 and going up from there. more… The post Best Apple Watch Series 6 bands for any style and budget appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • iOS 14 launched just last Wednesday, September 16, and comes with a number of new features that are proving very popular with users including home screen widgets, picture in picture support, and much more. And data is backing that up as iOS 14 adoption is approaching an impressive 30% in just five days while iOS 13 hit 20% last year after seven days. more… The post iOS 14 adoption rapidly outpacing iOS 13 as users react to widgets, PIP, and more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Today at Apple will host a week of virtual sessions this October to celebrate Day of the Girl, an international observance that recognizes the challenges girls face and promotes empowerment. The online creative sessions are a collaboration with Girls Who Code, a nonprofit organization that equips young women with the technology skills they need to succeed. more… The post Today at Apple and Girls Who Code hosting virtual Sisterhood Story Sessions in October appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is releasing the first beta of iOS 14.2 to public beta testers today. This comes after the release to developers last week, as well as last week’s release of iOS 14 to everyone. iOS 14.2 includes a few notable changes for iPhone users. more… The post Apple releases first public beta of iOS 14.2 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • iOS 14 brings a host of exciting new features and changes but there are also some tweaks that might catch you off guard. One of those subtle changes is where adding and managing accounts now lives. Read on for how to set up and edit iPhone Mail, Calendar, Contacts, Notes, and Reminders accounts. more… The post iOS 14: How to add/edit iPhone mail, calendar, contacts accounts appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Just in case you haven’t heard, Long Way Up on Apple TV+ is the third installment in Ewan McGregor’s and Charlie Boorman’s trilogy of long-distance motorcycle adventure rides. What makes this one so special, though, is that the duo set out on a pair of Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycles, attempting to cover 15,000 miles (25,000 km) of incredibly remote terrain from the southern tip of Argentina all the way to Los Angeles. more… The post If you like electric trucks, or motorcycles (or both!), stop what you’re doing and watch Long Way Up appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The Apple Watch Series 6 has officially arrived, bringing new health-monitoring features, new colors, and more to the Apple Watch lineup. I’m a die-hard Apple Watch user, but unlike my iPhone, it’s not something I upgrade every year. Last year, I made the decision to skip the Series 5 and stick with my trusty Series 4 for another year. This time around, the addition of the blood oxygen sensor, an aging battery in my Series 4, and a desire to finally have the always-on display prompted me to make the jump to the Series 6. But while the decision to upgrade has already been made, there are still several other factors to consider. more… The post Apple Watch Series 6 Diary: How I’m making my upgrade decision appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Verizon is expanding what its Call Filter software can do to alleviate robo and spam calls. For Verizon customers who are on a Call Filter Plus plan as well as running the iOS 14 beta, the carrier is rolling out a new Silence Junk Callers feature. more… The post [Update: Available for everyone] Verizon upgrades robocall protection for iOS 14 beta users appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Today’s best deals include AirPods Pro at $199, latest Apple Watches up to $200 off, and Anker has a fresh sale at Amazon. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post AirPods Pro is $199 in today’s best deals, Apple Watch Series 6/SE price drops continue, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The Apple Store experience in 2020 has been defined by COVID-19 safety measures. But in the background, Apple has been steadily iterating on new ways to educate customers through improved store navigation. QR codes and NFC tags are beginning to serve an important role in how we shop and receive support. more… The post QR codes bring helpful context to the Apple Store experience appeared first on 9to5Mac.