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  • Benjamin Mayo and Zac Hall discuss how Apple’s new leather sleeve for iPhone 12 works, MagSafe Duo launching, Apple Music Replay versus Spotify Wrapped, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air rumors for 2021, Apple’s apps of the year choices, Apple Fitness+ launching soon, and a mystery Apple product possibly launching on December 8. Sponsored by Amazon Alexa: Get $10 off a two-pack of Sengled Smart Color-Changing Light Bulbs, only at amazon.com/happyhour. Sponsored by RemoteHQ: Try the future of virtual meetings for three months free at remotehq.co/happyhour. Sponsored by CleanMyMac X: Try CleanMyMac X for free & get 30% off to optimize and clean your Mac. preload=”none” more… The post 9to5Mac Happy Hour 306: MagSafe Duo released, best apps of the year, Apple product mystery appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple today announced a new repair program for iPhone 11. According to the company, some iPhone 11 users may experiencing problems in which the display stops responding to touch. more… The post Apple launches repair program for iPhone 11 display with touch issues appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple will begin requiring developers to provide more privacy details about their apps starting December 8, as we reported here last month. While this feature is not yet available to users, developers can already submit their privacy reports to the App Store. more… The post Here are the details Apple asks developers for the new App Store privacy labels appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The popular sci-fi drama series “For All Mankind” returns to Apple TV+ with season 2 on February 19, 2021. A genius marketing campaign has launched ahead of the season premiere that includes a new mission patch set autographed by the legendary Ronald Moore. more… The post Apple TV+ ‘For All Mankind’ mission patch set signed by Ronald Moore launch for second season appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • With the release of macOS Big Sur, Apple redesigned all of its stock Mac app icons with new colors and a new square shape. As such, many third-party applications have also redesigned their icons to match the new Big Sur aesthetic. Some of these icon changes have proven to be controversial, but macOS Big Sur actually makes it easy to use custom app icons. Here’s how it works. more… The post How to use custom app icons on macOS Big Sur and where to find new options 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.
  • Apple is facing scrutiny from Dutch antitrust regulators over Apple Pay and access to the iPhone’s NFC hardware. As reported by Bloomberg, the Netherlands Authority for Consumers has opened an investigation into “whether users get a free choice of financial apps with contactless payments.” more… The post Apple Pay under scrutiny from Dutch regulators in new antitrust probe appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Gifting smart health/fitness devices can be really thoughtful and helpful but sometimes it can be tricky to figure out which one to pick. Below we’ve got a roundup of great options for everyone from those just getting started to super fit family or friends. more… The post Gift Guide: Smart health/fitness devices for beginners and fanatics appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • One of the significant changes I’ve made to my HomeKit setup this fall is adding a “second home.” No, I didn’t buy a second home, but I added a new home in HomeKit at work. When the HomePod mini was announced, I took my full-size HomePod to work in favor of two of the HomePod minis at home. Once I added that HomePod, I started slowly taking a few HomeKit devices to work, and I have a full-blown HomeKit at work. more… The post HomeKit Weekly: Adding a second HomeKit Home at the office is a fun way to brighten your day appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Today’s best deals include Apple’s 12.9-inch Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro at $300, plus Sonos Smart Speakers are on sale before Christmas, and official Apple iPhone cases are discounted. Head below for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Friday deals: 12.9-inch Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro $300, Sonos sale from $139, 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: December 04, 2020 – Apple announcement rumor, App Store changes appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Yesterday Apple’s MagSafe Duo Charger arrived on my doorstep, and I was anxious to get it unboxed and take it for a test drive. This $129.00 wireless charger was first revealed at the iPhone 12 event, where Apple officially announced the arrival of new MagSafe accessories for all four of the company’s new iPhone 12 models. Is it worth the steep asking price? Watch our MagSafe Duo Charger review video for the details. more… The post MagSafe Duo Charger review – portable fast-charging for iPhone 12 and Apple Watch [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple Arcade launched with close to 100 titles and the service is seeing new games added regularly. Follow along with our guide on the latest from Apple’s gaming service. New for December 4: Zombie Rollerz: Pinball Heroes more… The post These are the latest Apple Arcade games for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and Apple TV appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has shared a new ad on its YouTube channel today promoting Apple TV+ and the growing lineup of original TV shows and movies. The 90-second video promotes shows such as Servant, For All Mankind, and Ted Lasso. more… The post Video: Apple promotes ‘Ted Lasso’ and other Apple TV+ originals in new ad appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Creating a realistic hologram involves a lot of expensive equipment, both for scanning and projection. But a Kickstarter project aims to provide an affordable hologram for as little as $199, and needs nothing more than a single Portrait mode photo taken by an iPhone … more… The post A Kickstarter project aims to turn iPhone Portrait mode photos into affordable holograms appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is rolling into the weekend with a fresh batch of movie deals for $5. You’d typically pay at least $10 here with many titles going for $15 or more regularly. There’s also a handful of new movie bundles discounted, which you’ll find below. With the holiday season upon us, now is a great time to load up on new films to enjoy during the break. Head below for all of our top picks. more… The post Apple drops new $5 movie sale featuring holiday classics, bundles, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The nightmare scenario of people being allowed to make in-flight phone calls on their smartphones has finally been ended by the FCC, some seven years after it sought passenger feedback on the idea … more… The post Seven years later, FCC reaffirms in-flight phone calls will remain illegal appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple support says that the company is working on a fix for the iPhone 12 wireless charging problem experienced by a number of owners when using Qi-certified chargers. I described the problem in an early iPhone 12 Diary piece … more… The post Apple says it is working on a fix for iPhone 12 wireless charging problem appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • If you’ve ever wished Apple made matte black MacBooks, a new patent shows that the company is at least considering the idea. Apple begins by explaining the likely reason it hasn’t yet done it: it’s really hard to get a true black, rather than a dark grey … more… The post Apple patent describes ‘light absorbing’ matte black MacBooks appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Safari 14 which is the default browser with macOS Big Sur comes with quite a few improvements. And one of the brand new features (although in beta) is seamless translation of websites. Read along for how to natively translate websites with Safari on Mac. Read more The post macOS Big Sur: How to translate websites with Safari appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Facebook announced today more changes in its policy against fake news on its social networks. The company will now be more aggressive in punishing users who share misleading information on Facebook and also Instagram. more… The post Facebook and Instagram will remove misleading information about COVID-19 vaccines appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Twitter had been testing threaded answers for some time before releasing the feature to all users in February this year. However, the company is now reverting to the classic conversation method as users considered the new threaded conversation confusing and difficult to use. more… The post Twitter rolls back threaded replies as users considered them difficult to use appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Earlier this year at WWDC 2020, Apple announced a major change to its in-app purchases system that would let users share in-app paid content with the family. This option is now officially available for developers and users running iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur. more… The post Users can now share in-app purchases and subscriptions via iCloud Family Sharing appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has published a blog post today specifically warning consumers about robocall scammers pretending to be Apple and Amazon. While these types of scams are common, an increase in prevalence has recently prompted the FTC to publish this warning. more… The post FTC issues warning about new wave of robocall scammers pretending to be Apple appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • For the first time ever, Apple has a new mid-range Apple Watch for potential buyers to consider this holiday season. 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 this holiday season? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The annual BundleHunt app sale in conjunction with 9to5Mac has now launched with deals from just $3. There are nearly 50 titles to choose from, all of which will become a permanent part of your library if you choose to purchase them. Additional discounts are available as you add more apps, making it a great time to load up your machine with fresh titles, which is particularly handy if you’ve scored one of the new Macs announced yesterday. Every app comes fully unlocked and compatible with the latest macOS. Head below for a few details on our top picks or dive into the entire sale here. more… The post The 9to5Mac Holiday BundleHunt sale features nearly 50 top Mac apps from $3 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple TV+ has given a straight-to-series order for a docuseries hosted by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, as first reported by Deadline. The series will be inspired by their new book entitled The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience. more… The post Apple TV+ picks up ‘Gutsy Women’ docuseries hosted by Hillary and Chelsea Clinton appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A new upcoming email client called Big Mail is preparing to roll out its beta to early users. Like many email apps before it, Big Mail’s goal is to reimagine email and take away the pain points. While that’s a tall order, from looking at the radically different approach to the UI and how useful and sharp it could be, Big Mail might be onto something. more… The post ‘Big Mail’ takes a new approach to transforming email with native apps for iOS and Mac, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has officially opened enrollment for the new App Store Small Business Program. This program allows developers to qualify for a commission rate of 15% if they earn up to $1 million. more… The post Apple opens enrollment for new App Store Small Business Program with 15% commission appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The latest macOS beta release is now available for developers with a number of bug fixes and performance improvements. Fixes have arrived for VoiceOver, AppKit, full-screen issues, and more while there are several new boot options included in this build. more… The post Apple releases macOS 11.1 beta 2 for developers with bug fixes and new boot options appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple just gave an overhaul to its accessibility landing page to better highlight the native features in macOS and iOS that allow user’s devices to “work the way you do” and encourage everyone to “make something wonderful.” Now a new interview with Apple’s accessibility and AI/ML engineers goes into more detail on the company’s approach to improving accessibility with iOS 14. more… The post iOS engineers detail Apple’s approach to improving accessibility with iOS 14 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A new patent filing from Apple shows how the company is working on developing a dual monitor stand for the Pro Display XDR. The current Pro Stand is an elegant yet expensive accessory for the Pro Display XDR, and this patent filing shows how Apple might take things up a notch. more… The post Apple patent filing details dual version of the Pro Stand for Pro Display XDR appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has reportedly informed service providers that it has some sort of “AppleCare-related changes” planned for next Tuesday, December 8. It’s not explicitly clear what this could mean, but history suggests it could relate to some sort of new hardware announcement — or nothing at all. more… The post Rumor: Apple memo to service providers suggests potential new hardware announcement next week appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Today’s best deals include the new M1-powered 13-inch MacBook Pro, HomeKit smart plugs, and cameras, along with other offers. Head below for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Deals: M1-powered 13-inch MacBook Pro $100 off, HomeKit plugs and cameras from $22, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A new concept from Matt Bircher today imagines how Apple could overhaul Control Center in watchOS 8. Currently, the Apple Watch Control Center is reserved for quick access to things like WiFi, Do Not Disturb, and Water Mode, but this concept imagines a more versatile design with support for complications. more… The post Video: watchOS 8 concept imagines support for complications in Control Center on Apple Watch appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple Music Replay is Apple’s competitor to Spotify Wrapped, allowing Apple Music subscribers to access details on their most listened to songs, albums, and artists of the year. Here’s how to find your Apple Music Replay 2020 year-in-review. more… The post Apple Music Replay 2020: How to find your top songs, artists, albums, 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: December 03, 2020 – Apple Music Replay, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • An Apple trophy presented to the developers behind the best apps of 2020 has been described as ‘the most exclusive Apple product of all time’ … more… The post Apple trophy for best apps ‘the most exclusive Apple product of all time’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The Apple Accessibility website has been given a major revamp, in a move praised by accessibility and assisting tech reporter Steven Aquino – who said that it “captures their institutional love for accessibility as a thing.” Apple heads the page with an invitation to “make something wonderful” … more… The post Apple Accessibility website gets major revamp: ‘Make something wonderful’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • When it comes to judging the quality of smartphone cameras, the MKBHD blind camera test is one of the most compelling pieces of consumer research out there. YouTuber Marques Brownlee takes the same photos with a bunch of different cameras, and labels each photo with a letter, so no one knows which smartphone took which photo. He then asks ordinary people to state which they prefer. The sheer scale of the test is fairly mind-blowing… more… The post Comment: Here’s why I disagree with the voters in the MKBHD blind camera test appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is reportedly dropping iPhone camera supplier O-Film, following accusations that the company used forced labor. O-Film was one of three companies making triple-lens camera modules for Apple, alongside LG InnoTek and Sharp … more… The post Apple reportedly dropping iPhone camera supplier O-Film following forced labor reports appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple Music has added a whole bunch of new playlists in the Browse section. These include the Apple Music top songs of 2020, both globally and for a wide range of countries. Other categories are the most Shazammed songs – the ones people have heard somewhere and wanted to identify – and the most-read lyrics … more… The post Check out Apple Music top songs, Shazams and most-read lyrics appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • One of the big changes with macOS Big Sur is Control Center arriving on the Mac and this has simplified the default menu bar. However, you may be missing some functionality you’re used to or want to try out the new options. Read along for how to customize the menu bar with Control Center in macOS Big Sur. Read more The post macOS Big Sur: Customize the menu bar with Control Center appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • QCode today announced the hiring of former Apple Podcasts marketing executive Steve Wilson, who will now work as chief strategy officer at the company. The hiring was first reported by Variety. more… The post QCode hires former Apple Podcasts marketing executive Steve Wilson appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Deirdre O’Brien, Apple’s senior vice president of Retail + People, spoke today at Fortune Brainstorm Tech, a virtual conference featuring leaders in the technology and media industries. During the interview, O’Brien reflected on the unprecedented challenges Apple’s teams continue to navigate during the pandemic. more… The post Deirdre O’Brien: Balancing virtual and in-person experiences is key to leveraging pandemic learnings appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • SpotHero, a digital parking service that connects drivers with parking lots and valet services, today announced a major update to its iOS app that brings support for Apple CarPlay. more… The post SpotHero digital parking service announces integration with Apple CarPlay appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Every year, the popular YouTuber Marques Brownlee — better known as MKBHD — shares his own blind smartphone camera test based on the choice of his followers on the web. MKBHD has just posted his 2020 blind camera test and surprisingly, iPhone 12 Pro Max lost to OnePlus 8T in the first round. more… The post iPhone 12 Pro Max loses to OnePlus 8T in MKBHD’s blind smartphone camera test appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • OmniFocus, a popular task app for iOS and macOS, was recently updated with support for new M1 Macs, and now, the macOS version of the app takes another step forward with an update that brings new widgets for macOS Big Sur. more… The post OmniFocus for Mac updated with new widgets for macOS Big Sur appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The iPhone 12 lineup brings a host of new features beyond the design change and one in particular that can reduce battery life is 5G support. However, a growing number of users are finding their iPhone 12 battery draining quickly on standby, even when on Wi-Fi or with 5G turned off. more… The post Some iPhone 12 users experiencing excessive standby battery drain appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • While Apple has basically removed all accessories that come with new iPhones in the box, it was reported in October that the company had to keep shipping them with EarPods in France due to local laws. Something similar will happen in Brazil with the power adapter, as the Brazilian state of São Paulo decided that Apple is now required to sell new iPhones with the accessory. more… The post Apple will be forced to sell iPhones with included power adapter in Brazil appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • It’s been a long time coming but now Apple Pay support is officially set to launch imminently in Mexico. A recent video shows off the first banks and retailers that will support Apple’s contactless payment platform and Apple’s Mexican website says it’s coming “muy pronto.” more… The post Apple Pay launch in Mexico coming ‘very soon’ with Banregio, Hey Banco, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Earlier this year, Google’s 2FA authentication app received a big Android update that modernized its design. That dark theme, along with an account transfer feature, is now available in Google Authenticator for iOS. more… The post Google Authenticator for iOS gets dark theme redesign, bulk 2FA account transfers appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, Amazon is now in exclusive talks to acquiring the independent podcast network Wondery. This comes after a report last month suggested that Apple was among a handful of companies that had expressed interest in purchasing Wondery. more… The post Report: Amazon in exclusive talks to acquire podcasting company Wondery appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is releasing the third developer beta of iOS 14.3 today, which includes new features such as Apple ProRAW for iPhone 12 Pro users. Today’s release of iOS 14.3 beta 3 comes two weeks after iOS 14.3 beta 2 was released to developers. Update: Public beta now available too. more… The post Apple releases iOS 14.3 beta 3 to developers with ProRAW support and more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Vodafone has teamed up with Apple to offer the Apple TV 4K as a set-top box alternative to GigaTV customers in Germany. As reported by Macerkopf, the option is available at “no extra charge” with the over-the-top streaming service. more… The post Vodafone now offering Apple TV 4K as free set-top box alternative for GigaTV customers in Germany appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • With iOS 13, AirPods and Powerbeats Pro added a new Announce Messages with Siri feature that uses Siri to read out the incoming message and transcribe your reply. Now, Telegram has started beta testing support for the feature. more… The post Telegram begins beta testing support for Announce Messages with Siri feature appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Today’s best deals include Powerbeats Pro at an all-time low, plus previous-generation iPad Pro is on sale, and Anker’s Cyber Week promotion starts at $13. Head below for all that and more in today’s 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Powerbeats Pro hit $150 in today’s best deals, iPad Pro from $585, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Last week we saw the first successful virtualization of ARM Windows 10 on an M1 Mac. The good news is that it even appeared to be “pretty snappy.” Now we’ve got a look at a helpful walkthrough and peek at real-world performance in a new video, including the M1 Mac mini blowing away Microsoft’s Surface Pro X. Read more The post Video details ARM Windows virtualization on M1 Macs, nearly 2x faster performance than Surface Pro X appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • On this slightly more code-focused episode of the show, John and Rambo discuss cross-platform SwiftUI development and techniques for integrating SwiftUI with UIKit and AppKit. Also, how the original HomePod can now be jailbroken, using the M1 Mac mini for gaming, and much more. Sponsored by Honeybadger: Exception and uptime monitoring for application developers. Tell them 9to5Mac/Stacktrace sent you and get 30% off for 6 months.  Download MP3 more… The post Stacktrace Podcast 112: “The just is justified” appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Ecobee today has announced HomeKit Secure Video support for its SmartCamera with voice control, which we first reviewed back in April. HomeKit Secure Video support allows users to access and record motion events directly in the Home app via iCloud. more… The post Ecobee rolling out HomeKit Secure Video support for its SmartCamera with voice control 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: December 02, 2020 – MagSafe Duo now available, mini LED rumors appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Second-generation Flic smart home buttons now have HomeKit compatibility, along with multi-color LEDs to indicate the status of the device they control. The original Flic buttons from Shortcut Labs could control a reasonably wide range of devices – including Ikea, Nanoleaf, Lifx, Lightify, Philips Hue, Sonos, Spotify, and WeMo – but HomeKit support now makes them suitable for a much wider range of smart home products … more… The post Flic smart home buttons get HomeKit support and more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The controversy over Apple’s introduction of performance throttling of older phones continues, almost three years later. A consumer group is saying that some European iPhone 6 owners should receive compensation. Apple quietly introduced the measure in 2018 to prevent random shutdowns of older iPhones with degraded batteries. Following complaints, Apple offered cut-price battery replacements, and also allowed users to disable the throttling – but a European group says this isn’t enough … more… The post European iPhone 6 owners should get $72 each for slowdowns, says consumer group appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Concerns about misuse of data on employee usage of apps like Office 365 and Teams has resulted in a rapid Microsoft U-turn. The company had logged app usage data at a user level, and claimed enterprise customers could use the data to measure both the productivity and influence of their employees. Microsoft has now announced that it has heard the concerns about this and taken immediate action … more… The post Microsoft U-turn on user ‘productivity’ data in Office 365 and Teams appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The Spotify Wrapped 2020 year-in-review roundup is now live for users around the world. It allows you to easily see your most listened to songs, artists, and albums in the Spotify app for iOS and Android. Here’s how it works. more… The post Spotify Wrapped 2020: How to find your top songs, artists, albums, and more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is out with a new investor note today in which he focuses on Apple’s planned transition to mini LED display technology, as well as the possibility that Apple will release “2 or 3 new chargers in 2021.” Kuo reports today that the mini LED transition will happen faster than initially expected. more… The post Kuo: Two redesigned MacBook Pros with mini LED in 2021, more affordable MacBook Air in 2022 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • iPhone Upgrade Program members in the US were able to set everything up in advance to pre-order their new iPhone 12 on day one. Not so UK members, however, as upgrades could only be processed in physical Apple Stores – and those were closed by the coronavirus lockdown . Non-essential stores could remain open for click-and-collect, but that didn’t permit the in-store paperwork needed to begin or renew an iUP membership … more… The post PSA: iPhone Upgrade Program members in England and Wales can now get their iPhone 12 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A massive security failing by Apple allowed an attacker to take total remote control of iPhones within WiFi range. They would be able to download all the data on the phone, and even activate the iPhone’s cameras and microphones to provide real-time spying capabilities. The vulnerability was not just a theoretical risk: a noted Google security researcher was able to demonstrate the capabilities by taking full remote control of an iPhone in another room … more… The post Massive security fail by Apple allowed total remote control of iPhones via WiFi appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple today announced the winners of the 2020 App Store Best award, which recognizes outstanding apps and games for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and Mac. The company also shared its traditional list of the most popular apps of 2020. more… The post Apple announces best App Store apps and games of 2020 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple Music is right now on Twitter trends, but the reason behind this is not the best. Apple’s streaming platform has been criticized by users due to the “Replay” retrospective feature after Spotify released its Wrapped 2020 retrospective. more… The post Apple Music subscribers once again criticize ‘Replay’ retrospective feature appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Earlier today Apple reinforced its partnership with the PRODUCT(RED) campaign by announcing that 100% of the eligible proceeds from its (RED) devices and accessories will be redirected to the Global Fund’s COVID‑19 relief efforts. Now the company has also announced that it will donate $1 for every purchase made in its store with Apple Pay. more… The post Apple donating $1 to the RED Global Fund for every purchase made at its store with Apple Pay appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Nearly two months after its announcement during Apple’s October event, the new MagSafe Duo charger is now available for ordering at Apple’s website. The new charger lets users charge both the iPhone and Apple Watch at the same time. more… The post You can now order the new MagSafe Duo charger at Apple appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • HomePass was introduced in 2018 as an easy way to store and manage all HomeKit accessories setup codes, and since then, the app has been updated with more useful features. For those who like to use the app on iOS, HomePass for HomeKit is now available for macOS on the Mac App Store. more… The post HomePass for HomeKit now available on Mac App Store as a universal app appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple today released another firmware update for its Pro Display XDR, which improves the stability of the external display and also adds some new features. This time, Display Firmware 4.2.30 adds in-field recalibration options to Macs with Pro Display XDR. more… The post Apple updates Pro Display XDR firmware with new in-field recalibration appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • After several days of rumors and speculation, Salesforce has officially announced today that it will acquire the workplace communication app Slack. The deal is valued at over $27 billion and marks Salesforce’s biggest acquisition ever. more… The post Salesforce officially announces acquisition of Slack for $27.7 billion appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Sony has launched a new iOS app for professional photographers that use the company’s cameras. Along with cloud storage, the app features automatic transfer from Sony cameras, gallery creation, and easy web delivery to photographers’ clients. more… The post Sony debuts new ‘Visual Story’ iOS app with cloud storage and more for pro photographers appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Has the transition from Intel to Apple silicon on the Mac surpassed all expectations? Watch our hands-on video as we discuss what makes Apple’s M1 MacBooks so special in our MacBook Air and MacBook Pro review. Read more The post My thoughts on the M1 MacBooks – a once-in-a-generation leap [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Roku has poached a senior Siri manager from Apple, as first reported by Bloomberg. Brian Pinkerton joined Roku this month as the company’s senior vice president of advanced development after spending nearly three years as a Siri chief architect at Apple. more… The post Roku poaches Siri chief architect from Apple for technical VP position 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: December 01, 2020 – iPhone camera rumors, holiday shopping guide appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • 2020 is (thankfully) coming to a close and Apple has shared some handy collections for what it considers the best content from this year. The lists include the most popular podcasts, books, audiobooks, and more like “Biggest Shows of 2020.” And in a first, Apple Podcasts has named a “Show of the Year” with the honor going to NPR’s Code Sw!tch. more… The post Apple reveals most popular books, podcasts of the year including first-ever show of the year appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Microsoft has announced a variety of changes to its Microsoft Teams application today, including integration with Apple CarPlay. Microsoft Teams is also adding new options for recording meetings, transferring calls, and more. more… The post Microsoft Teams adding CarPlay integration, new recording features, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • It turns out Apple included a stealthy update with iOS 14.2 that didn’t appear in the release notes. With the latest public release, iPhone 8 and later have gained support for 1080p FaceTime HD video calls on Wi-Fi and for iPhone 12, on 5G and Wi-Fi. more… The post iPhone 8 and later now support 1080p FaceTime calls with iOS 14.2 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Today’s best deals include the new B&H Cyber Week promotion, plus Apple’s 10.2-inch iPad is $299, and various Siri-enabled smart thermostats are on sale. Head below for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Tuesday deals: B&H Cyber Week Apple sale, 10.2-inch iPad $299, Siri-enabled thermostats, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The iPhone 12 lineup has been in the wild for a little over a month and is the first generation of Apple’s smartphones to come with 5G support. But there seems to be a notable issue with the iPhone 12 dropping service unexpectedly (both 5G and LTE) and users are seeing it happen most when driving or traveling. more… The post iPhone 12 unexpectedly dropping LTE and 5G service for some users appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • For the past couple of years, my gadget gift guide has focused on audio products. But the truth is, this is now a relatively static market. New products come along, of course, but many of my recommendations remain unchanged, so check out last year’s guide for inspiration for music lovers. This covers in-ear and over-ear headphones, portable speakers, and home speakers. This year, I’ve opted for a more eclectic range of gadget gifts, aiming to include recommendations at all budgets. However, I do, of course, need to make one obvious addition on the audio front… more… The post Gift Guide: Gadget gifts for all budgets appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A court has dismissed a lawsuit claiming that the Sign In With Apple feature launched as part of iOS 13 infringed a patent held by BlueMail developer Blix. The court also rejected a second claim that the App Store suppresses competition with Apple’s own iPhone apps… more… The post Court dismisses lawsuit claiming Sign In With Apple infringed patent appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • With supply constraints across the board this year, Apple has launched a new “Holiday Shipping and Fulfillment” webpage. On this page, Apple details the latest dates to order your holiday gifts with free shipping in time for delivery before December 25. more… The post Apple launches new shopping guide with deadlines for ordering in time for the holidays appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple rates the iPhone 12 as able to withstand up to 6 meters of water for 30 minutes, and a new video from CNET puts that claim to the test with a pair of experiments. One tests Apple’s claim of 19.6 feet of water for 30 minutes and another to see if the iPhone 12 could beat that claim at 65 feet of water. more… The post Video: iPhone 12 put through ‘extreme water test’ with mixed results appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Three Apple events later, there’s still no word from Apple on AirTags – and now it seems Samsung could beat the Cupertino company to the market with Galaxy Smart Tags. We were first to reveal that Apple was working on a Tile-like tracker for things like wallets, keys, and bags, but that was back in April of last year, and there’s still no sign of them yet … more… The post Samsung could beat AirTags to market with Galaxy Smart Tags appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A report last month accused Apple of lobbying to water down a Chinese forced labor bill, and we’ve now heard some specifics about the changes the iPhone maker wanted to see to proposed legislation. We noted at the time that Apple’s interventions were likely about ensuring practicality, and this is supported by the latest report… more… The post Apple lobbied for three changes to Chinese forced labor bill – NYT appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is celebrating Cyber Week with a fresh sale this morning focused on iconic holiday films and various other classics from the last 30-years. All of these titles will become a permanent part of your library, making it a great time to lock-up some of your favorite Christmas movies for this year and beyond. Head below for all of our top picks. more… The post Apple Cyber Week movie sale discounts iconic holiday films, more from $1 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) is now offering Mac instances to developers who want to speed up building and testing of Mac, iOS, iPadOS, watchOS and tvOS apps. The instances are based on physical Mac minis, and you get exclusive access to a machine while you are using it. While relatively expensive compared to other Mac mini in the cloud services, AWS does offer a couple of significant benefits … more… The post Amazon Web Services now offers Mac instances based on Mac mini; M1 coming later appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple’s PRODUCT(RED) devices have taken center stage on the company’s website today. In partnership with (RED), Apple has announced that it will be redirecting 100% of eligible proceeds of its PRODUCT(RED) devices and accessories to the Global Fund’s COVID‑19 relief efforts from now until June 30. more… The post Apple homepage gets (RED) takeover with 100% of proceeds going to pandemic relief appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • WhatsApp today announced a major update to its iPhone app that will bring some great new features to its users, including new custom wallpapers for individual chats, separate backgrounds for light and dark mode, sticker search, and more. more… The post WhatsApp iOS update brings custom wallpapers for individual chats, sticker search, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • macOS Big Sur brings a ton of changes and new features and a small one is a tweak to where you can enable/disable Dark Mode on Mac. Read along for a look at several different ways to use Dark Mode on macOS Big Sur. more… The post macOS Big Sur: How to use Dark Mode on your Mac appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple recently introduced its first Macs with ARM processors and although they offer incredible performance, users cannot run Windows or Linux natively on these machines — at least for now. Popular developer Hector Martin today announced a Patreon funding to help him bring Linux to Apple Silicon Macs. more… The post Developer Hector Martin announces Patreon funding for bringing native Linux to M1 Macs appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple announced MagSafe and MagSafe Duo chargers during its October event along with the iPhone 12 lineup, and although MagSafe charger is already available for customers, the launch date of MagSafe Duo remains a mystery. However, an Apple reseller in Switzerland suggests that the product will be officially launched on December 21. more… The post Apple reseller in Switzerland suggests MagSafe Duo charger launch on December 21 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Nurvv Run provides an edge to runners who are looking to shed time and improve running technique by delivering premium coaching and performance metrics directly to your iPhone and Apple Watch. more… The post Review: NURVV Run delivers elite data through iPhone and Apple Watch appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The sun is beginning to set on Cyber Monday, and thus, a November to remember filled with four weeks of never-end deals. If you’re just catching up on this year’s Cyber Monday sale, there are still plenty of great deals to be had. Those looking for the best deals still available at this time will want to go no further than our curated list down below. There are still a few hours left, and the top 10 Cyber Monday deals for the taking include some of the latest tech from Apple, Google, and others, alongside home goods and fashion. Hit the jump for the full lot. more… The post Top 10 Cyber Monday deals still available appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Have you ever signed up for a subscription through Apple and forgotten about it? Or maybe you want to cancel a trial right after signing up so you don’t forget, or start back up with one that previously expired. Follow along for how to view iPhone subscriptions as well as cancel and renew them. Update: Follow along for how to fix the Apple One cancelation bug and other related issues. more… The post How to view, cancel, and renew subscriptions on iPhone and iPad appeared first on 9to5Mac.