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  • 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. Thunderbolt and USB-C docking stations have long been the go-to solution for those who want the perks of a desktop workstation setup and the freedom to work away from the desk. And with the launch of Apple’s latest M1 Macs last year, Thunderbolt 4 hit the mainstream. Today, we’re taking a look at the new Anker PowerExpand 5-in-1 Mini Dock, the brand’s first Thunderbolt 4 offering, which arrives with a future-proof design that’s ideal for MacBook setups. But is it worth the more premium price tag? Our latest Tested with 9to5Toys answers that and more. more… The post Tested: Anker’s first Thunderbolt 4 dock is future-proof, compact, and perfect for M1 Macs appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • In an open letter being sent to artists today (below), Apple for the first time broke down how it pays artists for streams on the service. It said the average play rate is $0.01 per stream, but it didn’t break down specific streaming rates that vary based on geography and discounted Apple Music plans. Some of the highlights: Apple said it paid an average of $0.01 per stream And the same 52% headline rate to all labels Royalties were paid out for more than 5 million recording artists worldwide in 2020 The number of artists that generated recording and publishing royalties over $1 million per year increased over 120% since 2017 The number of recording artists that generated over $50,000 per year has more than doubled. Apple said the open letter will be part of a new ongoing series to keep artists informed: more… The post Apple’s full letter to artists on Apple Music streaming payouts appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • On March 13, 2020, 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 ease and impose new restrictions, Apple reopens stores with additional safety procedures and temporarily recloses other locations. In the US, each state has responded differently to the virus, which may leave you wondering: is my Apple Store open? more… The post COVID-19: Which Apple Stores have reopened? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Earlier this week, Roku made some Apple-related announcements including HomeKit and AirPlay 2 coming to its HD streaming devices and a dedicated Apple TV+ button coming on the Voice Remote Pro. However, it looks like early buyers of the remote won’t necessarily see that change due to a last-minute deal between the companies. more… The post Not every Roku Pro remote will feature a TV+ button due to apparent last-minute deal appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • VOCOlinc is one of the best manufacturers of HomeKit products, and I’ve grown to appreciate their hardware quality and software quality. For the last few weeks, I’ve been testing the VOCOlinc T Guard Smart Lock to see how it works with HomeKit. more… The post HomeKit Weekly: VOCOlinc T Guard Smart Lock unlocks HomeKit automations at your door appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • As we head into the weekend, all of today’s best deals are headlined by official Apple iPhone 11 cases from $14, as well as Anker iPhone essentials starting at $11 and Razer’s Kishi MFi iOS Controller Grip for $85. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Deals: Official iPhone 11 cases from $14, Anker gear, Razer Kishi MFi Controller $85, 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 Calory: The quickest way to count calories, track macros, water, and all of your food intake. Get started on the App Store for free. more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: April 16, 2021 – Apple and TSMC chip shortage concerns appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • This week join 9to5Mac’s Zac Hall and Benjamin Mayo to discuss Apple’s upcoming Spring Loaded event, expectations for iPad Pro updates and Mac releases, iPhone 14 rumors, and much more. Sponsored by Privacy․com: Take back control of your payments and get $5 to spend on your first purchase. Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9to5Mac Happy Hour to save 20% off your first year! Sponsored by Twobird: — one inbox for all your tasks —Write emails, create notes, set reminders, view events, and collaborate live. Learn more about Twobird and download it for free at twobird.com. more… The post 9to5Mac Happy Hour 325: ‘Spring Loaded’ Apple iPad Pro event preview appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Back in 2019, Apple joined Amazon, Google, the Zigbee Alliance, and over 170 other companies to work on a new smart home standard called CHIP. After some delays, new smart home devices will be able to get certification for CHIP late this year which means we could see the first products arrive on the market in Q4. more… The post First smart home products using new Apple, Amazon, and Google ‘CHIP’ tech could ship this year appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is set to release an open letter to artists later today. Most significantly, the letter says that Apple Music pays one cent per stream. That is roughly twice what Spotify pays, according to estimates. Streaming services are trying to show that they are friendly to artists, especially as revenue from concerts and tours cratered during the pandemic. In the same vein, Apple recently invested in an independent music artist platform called UnitedMasters. more… The post Apple Music says it pays one cent per stream, roughly twice what Spotify pays appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • From 9to5Mac’s new sister site ConnectTheWatts: One of the selling points of the newer, upgraded, and more expensive Peloton Bike+ was the inclusion of the Apple GymKit, an Apple platform that makes it very easy to pair the bike with your Apple Watch to see your heart rate and have your workouts directly imported into Apple Fitness and Apple Health. But Apple’s relationship with Peloton has always been a dicey one and a move this week by the rising star of connected fitness might disappoint users of both platforms. more… The post [Updated with a statement from Peloton] Apple vs Peloton battle brewing? GymKit removed on Peloton Bootcamp classes appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Ahead of next week’s “Spring Loaded” Apple event, rumors continue to suggest that a new Apple Pencil could be on the way. Following earlier reports of a new Apple Pencil 3, a video posted to Twitter today claims to offer a closer look at the changes — or lack thereof — that could be on the way. more… The post Leaked video claims to show Apple Pencil 3 with a return to a glossy design appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple today released its Environmental Progress Report for 2021 with a central focus on its previously-announced goals to reach net carbon neutrality for all of its supply chain and products by 2030. Apple’s own operations have been carbon neutral since April 2020 (h/t setteBIT). The 2021 report reviews the significant steps towards lowering environmental impacts of its products over the last year, and projects Apple’s progress towards net zero emissions from now until 2030. more… The post Apple releases 2021 Environmental Progress Report, focus on 2030 carbon neutral target appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • It is now possible to buy new audiobooks and add them to your Audible library without having to use the web browser. (Update: Some readers are telling us they have had this ability for a while. We have reached out to Audible for clarity.) With an Audible membership, users get (at least) one credit per month to spend to buy and own an Audible book forever. Before today, iOS users were forced to visit the Audible.com website to actually spend these credits. But now, this functionality is available directly inside the native Audible app on iPhone and iPad. more… The post You can now buy audiobooks directly within the Audible app, using Audible credits 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.
  • EverythingApplePro’s latest video includes 3D-printed mockups and renders based on leaked schematics currently being used by accessory makers as they prepare for the fall iPhone 13 launch. Notably, the diagonal layout of the rear cameras seen earlier this week is corroborated, coming to both the base model iPhone 13 and the 13 mini. The iPhone 13 Pro Max keeps the same camera module layout but the individual lenses are significantly larger, and the overall module sticks out farther from the phone’s body. more… The post Leaked schematics show significantly larger camera lenses on iPhone 13 Pro Max appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Developer Kosta Eleftheriou has developed a knack for finding App Store scams over the last few months. And the latest one he’s exposed is quite interesting. The app disguises itself as a kids’ game but in reality, it’s an online casino that bypasses Apple’s in-app purchase system and appears to be scamming users out of unknown sums. more… The post Latest App Store scam exposed is a kids game with a hidden online casino appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Public transit users in San Francisco now have a new way to pay. The Clipper card, which is used for most public transit systems in San Francisco, now supports Apple Pay with Express Transit Mode. This was first announced back in February, and it’s now available to everyone. more… The post Apple Pay with Express Transit support comes to San Francisco’s Clipper card appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Microsoft is rolling out an update to its Edge web browser on macOS, bringing a new Kids Mode. This feature locks children into the browser with access to only approved sites. more… The post Microsoft Edge for macOS updated with new Kids Mode appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple announced today it has bought the rights to the documentary “Fathom,” which follows Dr. Ellen Garland and Dr. Michelle Fournet, two scientists focused on the study of humpback whale songs and social communication. more… The post Apple TV+ acquires ‘Fathom’ documentary, premiering on June 25 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Reincubate launched its Camo app last summer to let users leverage modern iPhones as 1080p HD Mac webcams. Now the great software has gotten an update with more advanced features including a new screen curtain and pause screen, option to save images, support for 11 languages, improved performance, and more. more… The post Latest Camo app update adds power user features for turning your iPhone into a Mac webcam appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • WhatsApp for iOS started rolling out version 2.21.71 of its app today with notable new features, including Disappearing Message changes and improvements to media viewing. more… The post WhatsApp for iOS update improves media previews and Disappearing Messages appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • By a 24-17 vote, a report has formally been approved by the US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee addressing antitrust concerns related to big tech companies like Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google. more… The post US House committee approves road map to address big-tech antitrust concerns appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • On the heels of Verizon making its 5G Home Internet for consumers available in 30 cities with average speeds of 300 Mbps, the carrier is expanding the same service for businesses. Verizon’s 5G Business Internet is now available in 21 more US cities and includes up to 400 Mbps plans with no data caps and a 10-year price lock. more… The post Verizon launches 5G Business Internet in 21 more cities with speeds up to 400 Mbps appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • After running a preview of the new software, Docker is officially launching its collaborative app development platform for M1 Macs today. The release means faster and quieter performance for Docker Desktop on macOS. more… The post Apple Silicon support arrives for Docker collaborative app dev platform appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • All of today’s best deals are headlined by Apple’s official MagSafe Leather Wallet at a new low of $50 alongside Anker iPhone accessory Gold Box sale from $11 and Belkin’s 15W MagSafe 3-in-1 Charger for $122. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Deals: Apple MagSafe Leather Wallet $50, Anker Gold Box sale from $11, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Last summer, Apple lost a lawsuit over LTE patents filed by Optis Wireless, resulting in damages of $506 million. At the time, Apple said it would appeal the decision and today, a federal judge threw out those damages and ruled that Apple should be able to argue whether the royalty demands were fair. more… The post Apple wins appeal in $506 million lawsuit over LTE patent infringement appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple will mark Earth Day this year with virtual creative sessions hosted in collaboration with artist and author Oliver Jeffers. Families and individuals can sign up for two live events on April 22. more… The post Today at Apple and Oliver Jeffers celebrate Earth Day with virtual sessions appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is expanding its Fitness+ subscription service today with new workout categories and types, as well as more trainers and a new “Time to Walk” guest. Apple made these announcements in a press release today. more… The post Apple Fitness+ expanding with new workouts for pregnancy, older adults, and beginners appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is expected to unveil the fifth-generation iPad Pro at the “Spring Loaded” event on April 20. As the rumors gain traction, here are five new features the 2021 iPad Pro could have. more… The post Roundup: 5 things to expect from Apple’s 2021 iPad Pro appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A few days ago, a Twitter user who goes by the name of “Tommy Boi” shared images of four new iPhone 12 MagSafe case colors. This morning, Twitter user Majin Bu has shared new images that depict even more colors for the spring collection of MagSafe cases and Apple accessories. more… The post Leaked photos reveal more new colors for Spring iPhone 12 MagSafe cases 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 Calory: The quickest way to count calories, track macros, water, and all of your food intake. Get started on the App Store for free. more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: April 15, 2021 – Apple Pencil 3 rumors, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • As part of Apple’s continued environmental commitments, the company today announced a new $200 million ‘Restore Fund’ that will develop new financially-viable initiatives to restore forest woodland areas, which removes carbon from the atmosphere. The fund aims to generate meaningful financial returns on the investments. Apple hopes that will convince other companies to follow its lead and start up other forest restoration projects. more… The post Apple announces $200 million investment fund for forest restoration projects appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • iOS 14.5 is bringing a variety of changes and enhancements to the Podcasts app on iPhone and iPad. With a recent server side change, the new Podcasts app displays the release schedule for a particular podcast on the show details page. As shown in the screenshots, the episodic release period — such as weekly, monthly, or daily — is now shown alongside the podcast category and ratings summary inside of Apple Podcasts … more… The post iOS 14.5: Apple Podcasts now automatically detects a show’s release schedule appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • If you liked the Mavic Air 2, you’re going to love the Air 2S. It’s a substantial improvement on what was an already-great drone. more… The post DroneDJ Review: DJI’s Air 2S hits a sweet spot with 1″ sensor, new features appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Adobe is out with a new study today that asked people from all around the world how they feel about emoji and what they want to see with future releases. Some of the big themes include only half of users feeling represented in the current emoji options and the vast majority wanting to see more inclusive customization options. more… The post Adobe emoji survey shows users want even more customization options appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, an international coalition of 35 children’s and consumer groups, is calling on Instagram to stop its plans to create a version of the app for users under age 13. more… The post Coalition urges Facebook to abandon its plans to create an Instagram for children appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • According to a leak on Weibo, Apple is preparing to launch a new third generation of Apple Pencil, seemingly as part of its April “Spring Loaded” event. The Weibo account, UnclePan, has been pretty accurate in the past. more… The post Rumor: Apple Pencil 3 coming alongside new iPad Pro at event next week appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • TSMC is Apple’s primary chipmaker and serves as the exclusive supplier of A-series and M-series Apple silicon chips. The company today reported strong earnings results for the first quarter, with downstream partners such as smartphone, tablet, and laptop makers seeing strong demand as people continue to work from home. However, it warned that the global chip shortages will continue for the foreseeable future and well into next year. Naturally, this has concerning implications for Apple’s product rollouts. more… The post Apple silicon supplier TSMC warns chip shortages will persist into 2022 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Next-generation 5G cellular service is one of the key features of the iPhone 12 lineup. Apple is using a “5G Auto” setting it refers to as “Smart Data mode” as the default to give users a balance between network speed and battery life. Follow along for how to turn 5G on/off on iPhone 12, including how to keep it on permanently or turn it off completely. more… The post iPhone 12: How to manually manage 5G to optimize for speed or battery life appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Earlier this week, Bloomberg reported that Apple is working on a new smart home product that would combine an Apple TV and a HomePod, and add in a camera for FaceTime support. While the idea of this product sounds incredibly intriguing, the question on everyone’s mind is price… more… The post Poll: How much would you pay for a two-in-one HomePod and Apple TV box? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has announced its latest Apple Pay promotion, this time in celebration of Earth Day. Apple says that from now through Earth Day, which is April 22, it will donate $1 to Conservation International for every Apple Pay transaction made on Apple’s website, through the Apple Store app, or in Apple Stores. more… The post Apple raising money for Conservation International with Apple Pay Earth Day promotion appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Leaked schematics yesterday offered a closer look at some of the design changes Apple could have in store for this year’s iPhone 13 lineup. Now, Svet Apple has published new renders imagining what the iPhone 13 mini could look like with these changes. more… The post Renders imagine iPhone 13 mini with redesigned camera bump, smaller notch appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Twitter announced today the “Responsible Machine Learning Initiative” to take responsibility for its own algorithmic decisions after several controversies about what its algorithm chose to display. more… The post Twitter announces new initiative to analyze its own algorithmic choices appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple TV+ has announced the animated short film “Blush,” the first project to come from its expansive multi-year partnership with Skydance Animation. more… The post Apple and Skydance Animation announce ‘Blush’ short film coming to TV+ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • With Apple event invites going out yesterday, the world is abuzz with wild ideas and rampant kremlinology. Whenever an Apple event graphic hits the web, it gets torn apart as people try and decode whatever hint they have told themselves is hidden within. I’m here to tell you that there’s usually only ever one thing that these graphics are hiding, the default wallpaper of whatever new device is being introduced at the event. more… The post Apple’s event artwork usually only hints at one thing: wallpapers for new devices appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • David Smith, the prolific developer behind apps like Watchsmith and Widgetsmith, is out with a new Apple Watch app today. “Ian’s Awesome Counter” is a new application for Apple Watch that Smith says is “designed to help you be more focused and aware of yourself.” more… The post ‘Ian’s Awesome Counter’ for Apple Watch aims to help you be more focused and aware appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Google today announced a handful of new Assistant features, while making others more widely available. The biggest lets iPhone owners find misplaced devices using Google Smart Displays and speakers as Assistant Routines availability expands. more… The post Google Assistant can now find/ring silenced iPhones as Duplex expands to online food orders appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • All of today’s best deals include up to $164 in savings on Apple Watch Series 6 models. That’s alongside the first discount on Apple’s Leather MagSafe iPhone 12/Pro Case to $55 and unlocked iPhone 11 Pro/Max at $249 off. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Wednesday’s best deals: Apple Watch Series 6 $164 off, official iPhone 12 cases, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Facebook is rolling out a new COVID-19 label about treatments without scientific proof, as it already does with COVID-19 information overall. more… The post Facebook to start labeling posts suggesting COVID-19 treatments without scientific proof appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Instagram has been playing with like counts for several years now. In about half a dozen countries, the platform has been doing a test where it hides like counts altogether. Now Instagram is giving users the choice to customize how like counts work in a new test. more… The post New Instagram test offers 3 options for managing like counts instead of just removing them appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • After Spotify unveiled its first hardware product on Tuesday, it’s today launching a new Top Podcasts and Trending Podcasts Charts feature. This comes as Spotify continues to ramp up its competition with Apple Podcasts. more… The post Spotify continues to focus on podcasts with new top and trending charts appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • After launching a game service and Apple TV app integration, popular media platform Plex is out today with the news that it has raised $50 million in funding to advance its goal to become the top content platform on the market. more… The post Plex raises $50M for its mission to become the ‘best content enjoyment platform’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Over the last several years, Apple has ramped up its focus on product trade-ins, providing users instant credit toward new products when they trade in their old devices. Some of these trade-ins are handled by Apple itself, but the company largely relies on third-party partners. A new report from The Verge highlights a growing number of complaints centered around Phobio, an Atlanta-based trade-in partner that Apple works with closely. more… The post Apple trade-in partner under fire amid ‘alarming uptick’ in complaints appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Moderation is a food diary app developed by Pixelfolio in Wales, and it has received its biggest update yet to version 3.0. Different from other apps where you can count how many calories you have eaten through the day, Moderation is simpler and the user just has to categorize if a meal is healthy or unhealthy. more… The post ‘Moderation’ is a food diary app with Apple Watch rings to complete 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 Calory: The quickest way to count calories, track macros, water, and all of your food intake. Get started on the App Store for free. more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: April 14, 2021 – Apple Event confirmed, iPhone rumors  appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Amazon today introduced the second-generation of its Echo Buds while the Apple community awaits the introduction of AirPods 3. For the first-gen buds, Amazon only offered them in black, but this year they have added a white color… and the white case design very much borders on AirPods Pro/AirPods 3 territory. Also just like AirPods, the new wireless charging case is an optional extra, priced $20 above the normal $119 price point. However, to be fair, that is where the similarities end, as the Echo Buds lack the stems that are currently AirPods’ trademark … more… The post Amazon enters familiar territory with new white Echo Buds as AirPods 3 rumors continue appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • M1 Mac users now have a new way to virtualize Windows on their machines. Parallels has officially released Parallels Desktop 16.5 today with native support for Apple Silicon, enabling users to run the Windows 10 ARM Insider Preview on M1 Macs. more… The post Parallels 16.5 with native Apple Silicon support now available, up 30% faster VM performance than Intel appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • It’s finally time for another round of Apple Event Keynote Poker, with John and Rambo placing their bets as to what Apple might announce during their “Spring Loaded” event on April 20th. Also, the power of HTTP, SwiftUI for AR, Swift’s Result Builders feature, and more. Sponsored by ALOGIC: Get 30% off the ALOGIC Rapid USB-C Wall Charger on Amazon [Amazon UK] and enter the iPad Pro giveaway. Sponsored by Linode: Get $100 in free credit to Develop, deploy, and scale your modern applications faster and easier. Download MP3 more… The post Stacktrace Podcast 131: “Apple product therapy” appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • An exclusive new report today from the Washington Post claims to have the details about how the FBI was able to crack the iPhone 5C in the San Bernardino case, who the little-known security firm was that it used, and how Apple has ended up suing a company co-founded by one of the hackers that cracked the iPhone. more… The post Report reveals how little-known ‘Azimuth Security’ cracked the iPhone in the San Bernardino FBI case appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Back at the September 2020 event, as part of the Apple Watch Series 6 announcement, Apple said it was collaborating with the Seattle Flu Study and the University of Washington to determine if the Apple Watch can predict respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19 … more… The post Apple respiratory study now recruiting, aims to find if Apple Watch can detect COVID-19 early appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Although the overall chassis design of the iPhone 13 this fall will look almost identical to the iPhone 12 series, the rumor mill has come to a consensus that the notch is getting smaller. The display notch first appeared on the iPhone lineup with the iPhone X in 2017, when Apple shrank the screen bezels dramatically. The design and size of the notch remained unchanged with the following three generations of iPhone. It seems this year Apple is finally ready to make some design improvements in that area … more… The post Photo shows iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini notch, about ~30% smaller in width appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • As part of a sweeping report released today, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that the long-rumored Apple AR/VR headset will feature as many as fifteen cameras.  Previously, Kuo has said that he expects the headset to arrive in 2022, priced around $1000.  more… The post Kuo: Apple AR headset to include 15 cameras appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • In 2023, Kuo expects even more drastic changes to the iPhone lineup. This apparently includes moving Face ID from a visible notch to being integrated under the screen. A periscope-style telephoto lens is also predicted … more… The post 2023 iPhones will feature under-display Face ID and periscope telephoto lens, according to Ming-Chi Kuo appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • In addition to claiming that the iPhone mini screen size is no more, Kuo detailed some impressive camera specs for the 2022 iPhones.  He reports that the standard rear cameras on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will be upgraded to 48-megapixels, an increase from the 12-megapixel sensor in iPhone 12.  more… The post Kuo: iPhone 14 Pro to feature significant camera upgrades, including 48-megapixel sensor and 8K video recording appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A report today form renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that Apple will drop the 5.4-inch iPhone in 2022, instead offering a lineup of high-end and low-end 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch phones.  The 5.4-inch screen sized featured this year in the iPhone 12 mini, and will be available in the iPhone 13 range this fall. However, it seems that will be its final outing.  more… The post Kuo: ‘iPhone 14’ lineup in 2022 will not include 5.4-inch mini size appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple Watch can be an amazing tool for health and fitness, but are you taking advantage of the useful data it records? Read along for how to see your Apple Watch heart rate history across a variety of categories like resting, walking, workouts, and variability across days, months, and years. more… The post Apple Watch: How to see your detailed heart rate history appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has announced its first event of the year on April 20. With the tagline of ‘Spring Loaded’, there are a number of products Apple could reveal during the event as well as the relase date for iOS 14.5 What are you most excited to see? more… The post Poll: What product are you most excited to see at Apple’s April Event? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Following the announcement of Apple’s April 20 event, the company has added a new hashflag to Twitter. When you tweet the hashtag #AppleEvent, Twitter will display a mini version of the rainbow curly Apple logo depicted in the event’s invitation. more… The post #AppleEvent hashflag now live on Twitter following official announcement appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple Watch is at the top of its class, but it isn’t a perfect product. The hardware and design is space age compared to the competition, and the software experience meets Apple’s mark. It’s also very personal because you wear it. Apple has known this from the start, so it designs personalization into the product. From watch colors and materials to strap choices and watch faces, it’s easy to make the Apple Watch uniquely yours. How you use the Apple Watch is even more personal. The tech enthusiast in me wants to find a use for every Apple Watch feature, but this can create an overwhelming experience if you’re not intentional about your approach. It’s possible to want to reduce your reliance on the iPhone through the Apple Watch, only to find yourself even more annoyed by interruptions on your wrist. Identifying utility from the Apple Watch while toning it down when the watch becomes too much has been something I’ve been working through recently. I’ll share where I’ve landed as well as a few feature requests for managing the experience for the better. more… The post Toning down the Apple Watch: Tips and feature requests to avoid being overwhelmed appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Maxon is out today with the news that its popular Redshift rendering software is launching for macOS. Along with the debut comes support for Apple Silicon Macs and Apple’s Metal API. Notably, early testers are reporting “crazy results.” more… The post Maxon Redshift rendering software comes to Mac with M1 support, early testers seeing ‘crazy results’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple today officially confirmed its long-anticipated spring 2021 event. This year, Apple is holding a virtual event on April 20, and it’s teasing it with the tagline “Spring Loaded.” The event could include a new iPad Pro, AirTags, and more. Read on as we round up everything that Apple could announce during its April 20 special event. more… The post Roundup: Here’s everything Apple could announce at its April 20 ‘Spring Loaded’ event appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple’s “Spring Loaded” event is officially set for April 20 and the live stream placeholder is already up on YouTube. Read on for how to watch Apple’s April event on any device, set an event reminder, and more. more… The post How to watch Apple’s ‘Spring Loaded’ April event on YouTube and more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has released macOS 11.3 beta 8 today. The software features new sorting options in Reminders, expanded support for Xbox/PlayStation controllers, autoplay in Apple Music, mentions of the first Apple Silicon Macs, and more. Update: Now rolling out to public beta users as well. more… The post Apple seeds macOS 11.3 beta 8 as public release looms appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Update: iOS 14.5 beta 8 is also now rolling out to public beta testers. Apple has released iOS 14.5 beta 8 to developers, coming one week after the release of beta 7. iOS 14.5 packs a variety of new features, including the ability to unlock your iPhone using Apple Watch and new Siri voices.  This comes after Apple officially announced its April 20 event, where we expect Apple to formally announce the release of iOS 14.5 to the public. more… The post Apple releases iOS 14.5 beta 8 to developers, public release expected soon appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple officially announced its next event “Spring Loaded” for April 20 today. Along with the colorful invitation artwork, another AR Easter egg has been included on Apple’s Events webpage. more… The post Apple celebrates ‘Spring Loaded’ April event with AR easter egg appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple’s just announced the long anticipated April event where we expect to see new products like the next generation iPad Pro, AirTags and maybe even an iMac. The artwork Apple’s made for the event invitation is just stunning and we’ve thrown together some wallpapers to celebrate. more… The post Get ready for Apple’s April 20th event with these colorful wallpapers appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has announced the first Apple event of the year for April 20, and it will be completely virtual. At this event, Apple is likely to announce new iPad Pro models, AirTags, and more. The event will be streamed live from Apple Park starting at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET. The news of this event was first revealed via Siri this morning. more… The post Apple officially announces special event for April 20: ‘Spring Loaded’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Discord is making some changes to how it handles NSFW servers, and it will have a particular effect on users of the iOS application. The company says that Discord for iOS will now block all NSFW servers, potentially because of Apple’s App Store guidelines around adult content. more… The post Discord for iOS will block users from accessing all NSFW servers appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • All of today’s best deals are headlined by a new all-time low on Apple’s latest M1 MacBook Air at $100 off. That’s alongside $449 in savings on the previous-generation MacBook Pro and AirPods Pro at $200. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Deals: Apple M1 MacBook Air falls to new low at $100 off, AirPods Pro $200, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple TV+ has announced its latest original film: “Black & Blues: The Colorful Ballad of Louis Armstrong.” The company describes this as the “definitive” documentary about Armstrong. more… The post Apple TV+ announces ‘Black & Blues: The Colorful Ballad of Louis Armstrong’ documentary appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Diogo Rau, head of engineering for Apple Retail, is leaving the company after 10 years, the executive wrote on his LinkedIn page. According to Rau, he will now become senior vice-president and chief information and digital officer at Eli Lilly. more… The post Head of engineering for Apple Retail departing company after 10 years appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The Apple TV+ original series Lisey’s Story, based on the novel by Stephen King, arrives on the streaming service on June 4th. The series stars Julianne Moore and Clive Owen. more… The post Stephen King’s ‘Lisey’s Story’ coming to Apple TV+ on June 4 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Spotify has officially launched its new in-vehicle device, “Car Thing.” The smart player comes with support for “Hey Spotify” voice commands as well as a knob, touch screen, and preset buttons for controls. For the initial product launch, Spotify is giving out Car Thing for free to a limited group of Premium subscribers in the US. more… The post Spotify’s ‘Car Thing’ takes on CarPlay as a touchscreen smart media player appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Facebook is testing a video dating app called Sparked, as reported by The Verge. The app, which requires a Facebook account, is developed by the company’s NPE team. more… The post Facebook testing a video-based speed dating app called Sparked appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • This is a bit strange, but renders based on schematics provided to MySmartPrice indicate some external design changes to the iPhone 13. These adjustments don’t really tell us much about any new features, but they are notable if accurate. In addition to the new slimmer width notch we’ve seen elsewhere, the MySmartPrice renders depict a diagonal arrangement of the iPhone 13’s dual camera system. Rather than being stacked vertically as in the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12, the depicted render places the lenses diagonally in the top-left and bottom right corner of the square camera module. more… The post Rumor: Leaked renders show strange new arrangement for iPhone 13 cameras appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Roku has made a handful of announcements this morning, and two of them are particularly notable for Apple users. The company has announced the rollout of Roku OS 10, bringing HomeKit and AirPlay 2 to its HD streaming devices. There’s also a new Voice Remote Pro with a dedicated Apple TV+ button… more… The post Roku unveils new remote with dedicated Apple TV+ button, ‘find my remote’ feature appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A new study reveals that Apple TV+ has the highest-quality content when compared to Netflix, HBO Max, Prime Video, Disney+, and Hulu. The analysis from Self Financial uses IMDb scores with US customer data. more… The post Apple TV+ features the highest-rated content of any streaming service, study says appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Adobe has been gradually updating its Creative Cloud apps with native support for Apple Silicon Macs. Today, Premiere Rush gets an upgrade. more… The post Adobe Premiere Rush is now optimized for Apple Silicon Macs 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 Calory: The quickest way to count calories, track macros, water, and all of your food intake. Get started on the App Store for free. more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: April 13, 2021 – April event, Apple Car rumors appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • According to a report today from The Korea Times, Apple is apparently close to signing a deal with the joint automotive venture of LG and Magna, currently named “LG Magna e-Powertrain.” The contracts would supposedly see the LG and Magna International venture produce the initial rounds of Apple Car production. Apple is currently expected to introduce its own electric vehicle in 2025 at the earliest. more… The post LG and Magna reportedly ‘very near’ to signing deal for Apple Car production appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • WhatsApp has been trying to introduce a new privacy policy for some time that would seemingly give it more freedom to share data with Facebook, its owner. This was meant to start at the beginning of 2021 but was delayed in January, with WhatsApp citing “misinformation causing concern.” more… The post German regulator seeks order to stop Facebook from using WhatsApp data appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • In this episode of the Apple @ Work podcast, Bradley is joined by Tunio Zafe from pCloud to talk about their new business backup tool. more… The post Apple @ Work Podcast: Mac backup technology with pCloud appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • In a weird revelation, Siri is telling some people that Apple will host its next event on April 20, a week from today. The discovery was first reported by MacRumors. Obviously, this is either a complete mistake or Siri has jumped the gun and Apple will be sending out invites to members of the press shortly. more… The post Siri says the next Apple event is on April 20: new iPad Pro expected appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Earlier this month, some rumors began circulating on the web about Apple planning a spring refresh for its accessories lineup. More specifically, the iPhone 12 MagSafe cases are expected to get new colors. Now another sketchy photo gives us a closer look at what these new MagSafe cases should look like. more… The post Another sketchy photo gives us a look at the new spring colors for iPhone 12 MagSafe cases [U] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • If you’re trying to access some Apple Developer-related services tonight without success, you’re not alone. Apple has confirmed that there’s a scheduled maintenance going on that has affected some parts of the Apple Developer portal. more… The post PSA: Some Apple Developer services down due to scheduled maintenance appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • This evening Apple shared a new ad that’s part of the Behind the Mac campaign, aimed at newly admitted college students. Like Apple’s previous Behind the Mac ads, this one features black and white clips of people interacting with their Macs. In this new ad you can see a series of college students reacting to acceptance letters on their Macs. more… The post Apple shares ‘New Beginnings’ Mac ad aimed at newly admitted college students appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Clubhouse continues to make headlines around the world for another week, but this time with some controversial news. Personal data of 1.3 million users of the audio-based social network was exposed on a popular hacker forum, but the company disagrees that it was a leak. more… The post Clubhouse user data gets exposed; CEO claims it wasn’t a leak appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • At the start of last month, Google started to release new iOS versions of the YouTube family of applications following a long, unspecified pause. Gmail, Google Calendar, Docs, and other apps were updated today in a seeming return to normal for iPhone and iPad owners.  more… The post [Update: Maps] Google releases on iOS resume in earnest with Gmail, Search, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Pokémon GO, Niantic and Nintendo’s popular augmented reality game for mobile devices, is now causing troubles for some players. More specifically, iPhone users have been reporting that the game is mistakenly banning players for no reason. more… The post Pokémon GO has been mistakenly banning multiple iPhone players appeared first on 9to5Mac.