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  • AAPL stock is still falling a couple of days ahead of the company’s earnings report, but Wall Street is expecting another record quarter. AAPL has fallen from just under $183 earlier this month, when the company hit a $3 trillion market cap, to $158 today – falling a further 2%+ just this morning … more… The post AAPL stock still falling, but Wall Street expecting another record quarter appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Fifteen years ago, Apple announced the original iPhone. The concept of apps wasn’t clear at the time, and many people thought they were better off jailbreaking their new smartphones to unlock their potential. When the App Store launched, a developer created iBeer, a way to drink alcohol from your iPhone without getting the hangover. Here’s the story about the success and forgetfulness of the app. more… The post Hold my iBeer: This virtual booze app topped the App Store, then came the hangover appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is launching a new Shot on iPhone Challenge to kick off 2022. This year, Apple is inviting iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max users to share their best iPhone macro photos, and a panel of expert judges from the industry and Apple will review worldwide submissions and select 10 winning photos. more… The post Apple launches new Shot on iPhone Challenge, this time for iPhone 13 Pro macro images appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A newly-granted Apple patent suggests that the company may be planning to use optical audio transmission from AR/VR headsets to AirPods. The patent could align with recent comments made by Apple’s head of acoustics about the limitations of Bluetooth bandwidth… more… The post Apple may use optical audio transmission from AR/VR headsets to AirPods appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Signify is continuing to expand its array of Philips Hue smart lighting accessories and features. The company has announced that it is launching three new outdoor smart lights with HomeKit support this spring, as well as new features for the Philips Hue app on iOS. Head below for the full details on these announcements. more… The post Philips Hue unveils new outdoor HomeKit lights, ‘candle and fireplace’ features for existing bulbs appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Ericsson has just published its 2021 accounts, and the numbers shed some light on the likely Apple patent license fees – which appear significantly lower than expected. Apple appears to be risking iPhone import bans over fees of around $100-150M per quarter. The Swedish company warned that its Q1 2022 revenues are likely to be impacted by the fact that the iPhone maker is not currently paying the fees it has been paying between 2015 and 2021 … more… The post Ericsson’s accounts suggest that Apple patent license fees were just $100-150M per quarter appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • This time it’s official. After a bank in Chile spoiled the news of Apple Pay’s arrival in the country before Apple was ready to announce, the Cupertino company is now teasing the launch of the service in one more South American country. more… The post Apple Pay coming soon to Chile as South America expansion continues appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • In this episode of the Apple @ Work podcast, Weldon Dodd from Kandji joins the show to talk about what happened in 2021 and what Mac admins should be looking for in 2022. Sponsored by DEVONtechnologies: Get a 10% discount on DEVONthink 3 or upgrades to it with the coupon code “appleatwork-2021” on the DEVONtechnologies website.  more… The post Apple @ Work Podcast: Looking at an exciting 2022 for Mac admins appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • It’s not hard to find counterfeit Apple products and accessories to buy online, especially when it comes to accessories like AirPods, chargers, and iPhone cases. Apple of course doesn’t like this at all, and the company is taking new measures to crack down on sales of counterfeit products in Latin America along with Mercado Libre. more… The post Apple and Mercado Libre working to crack down on counterfeit products in Latin America appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has been aggressively investing in Apple TV+, its own streaming platform with original movies and TV shows. While Apple TV+ market share grew in 2021, the platform is still far behind its competitors with only 5% market share in the United States. more… The post Apple TV+ market share grows in the US while Netflix loses ground to its competitors appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Twitter revealed in July 2021 that it was working on a new alternative timeline for “Trusted Friends” as a way to let users share tweets that only selected people can see. Although the feature is not yet available to everyone, the company has now rebranded it as Flock ahead of the official launch. more… The post Twitter Flock timeline uncertain — designate up to 150 close friends appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • AT&T has announced a handful of changes and improvements for its fiber optic internet plans. The company is rolling out new 2Gbps and 5Gbps speed tiers to customers in more than 70 cities across the United States, while also committing to what it is referring to as “new simple, straightforward pricing.” more… The post AT&T launches new multi-gig fiber internet, commits to ‘simple, straightforward pricing’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Update January 24, 2022: After an initial launch in China and the United States, Beats Fit Pro are now expanding to new countries. These new countries include Belgium, the UK, Germany, Spain, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, France, and more. You can check the Apple Online Store in your country to learn more. The Beats Fit Pro are now official, marking the latest expansion of the Beats lineup, which is growing increasingly versatile and increasingly impressive. The Beats Fit Pro come following the introduction of the Beats Studio Buds over the summer and Apple’s own announcement of the AirPods 3 last month. So how do the new Beats Fit Pro compare to the Beats Studio Buds, AirPods 3, and more? Head below for our full review. more… The post Review: Beats Fit Pro outperform AirPods 3 with ANC, colors, more [U] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Just after getting in on the Peanuts action last week with a new series of Snoopified accessories, CASETiFY is back to start the week with a new series of iPhone 13 cases and add-ons. Delivering a new MagSafe-enabled version of its recycled iPhone 13 cases, there is also an all-new magnetic wireless charger and more from CASETiFY, outlined below. more… The post CASETiFY launches recycled iPhone 13 MagSafe cases, customized magnetic chargers, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • AirTags are often linked to alleged stalking attempts involving cars. In Texas, however, Apple’s item tracker was responsible for unveiling a double car theft in progress. more… The post AirTag foils plot to sell and recover stolen truck in Texas appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Since the launch of the iPhone 13, some users have been dealing with a pink iPhone 13 screen bug that is often accompanied by slow performance, apps freezing/not working properly, and unexpected shutdowns. Let’s look at what you can do to fix the pink iPhone 13 screen bug. more… The post Seeing a pink screen on your iPhone 13? Here’s how to fix it appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • On Thursday, CNBC reported that fitness unicorn Peloton was in dire straits. The company saw its value plummet on the news that they were “temporarily halting production of its connected fitness products as consumer demand wanes.” As the pandemic starts to move to the back of many minds, there’s been a significant drop in the number of people looking to buy expensive home workout equipment. Because of this, the idea of Apple purchasing Peloton has come back up. It has lingered for awhile, but now the idea is gaining more traction in the press. I think everyone needs to cool their jets. more… The post Opinion: Apple should poach Peloton’s talent for Fitness+ without the bike business baggage appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • WhatsApp for iOS has just been updated to version 22.2.75. With that, many features being tested for a few months are now rolling out to the public version of the app. more… The post WhatsApp for iOS adds Focus mode support, new voice recording feature, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Over the last several months, an issue with iCloud has emerged that is impacting many popular third-party applications that rely on Apple’s cloud infrastructure for syncing and other tasks. Apple has not yet publicly acknowledged the problem, but some developers have reportedly been privately contacted by the company to confirm that it’s an iCloud server problem impacting their apps rather than an issue with the app itself. more… The post iCloud syncing issues are plaguing third-party apps as Apple stays silent appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Starting off another week, all of today’s best deals are headlined by the new AirPods Pro with MagSafe charging case at $69 off. That’s alongside the best price in months on M1 MacBook Air at $850 and Anker’s latest batch of discounted iPhone accessories from $14. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post AirPods Pro with MagSafe case $69 off in Monday’s best deals, plus M1 MacBook Air $850, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • While Apple was able to meet the demand for its polishing cloth after weeks of shortages, we can’t say the same about all other products it launched in the past few months. As the company plans to report its Q1 2022 earnings this Thursday, Apple still has to catch up on manufacturing its products before launching new ones in the coming months. more… The post Apple supply constraints continue ahead of Q1 2022 earnings report on Thursday appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • How was your sleep last night? Sleep++ for Apple Watch is a great way to quantify your rest, and today the app is adding a new way to interpret your sleep quality. The new feature explains how last night’s sleep affects your day ahead. more… The post Sleep++ adds Readiness Score to Apple Watch sleep tracker so you know when to take it easy appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • As our colleagues have covered in detail over on Connect the Watts, Peloton’s 2022 is off to an incredibly rocky start. As the struggles mount, investors at Blackwells Capital LLC, which owns less than 5% of Peloton, are now calling on the company to fire CEO John Foley and explore a sale to Apple, Disney, or Nike. more… The post Investor calls on Peloton to explore sale to Apple or Disney, fire its CEO 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. Enjoy the podcast?: Shop Apple at Amazon to support 9to5Mac Daily! more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: January 24, 2022 – Apple Car speed bumps, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Opensignal is out with its latest report on 5G coverage and performance in the US. According to the results, T-Mobile has increased its lead over AT&T and Verizon when it comes to 5G availability, reach, download and upload speeds. However, Verizon did come out on top for the 5G voice and games experience categories. All this comes amid AT&T and Verizon working to roll out 5G C-band coverage. more… The post T-Mobile winnning 5G speed war as Verizon and AT&T play catch-up with C-band appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The US National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) recently offered advice to individuals on protecting themselves from cyberattacks, and the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (also NCSC!) has now done the same for businesses … more… The post UK’s National Cyber Security Centre offers advice to companies appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • In response to new regulatory pressures, Apple announced earlier this month that it would allow developers of dating applications in the Netherlands to use alternative payment systems. The Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets has now published its own press release, saying that Apple’s announcement “fails to satisfy” the requirement set forth by the competition commission. more… The post Apple’s plans for third-party App Store payments are insufficient, Dutch regulator says appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • iPhone trade-in values have always been higher than those for Android phones, and last year was no exception. Only one Android smartphone made the top five, and the worst-performing phones lost more than 80% of their value in a single year. The iPhone 12 Pro Max held its value best, with owners able to recoup more than two-thirds of the price they paid a year later… more… The post iPhone trade-in values dominated 2021; only one Android phone made top 5 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • There’s another display supplier that wants to compete with Samsung and LG for the production of OLED panels for the iPhone 15 Pro, The Elec reports. According to the story, Chinese display giant BOE, which already supplied 6.06-inch OLED panels for lower-tier iPhones, has set a target to manufacture OLED panels for the 2023 iPhone Pro. more… The post Apple reportedly set to expand OLED suppliers for iPhone 15 Pro in 2023 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A company you’ve likely never heard of may owe you money if you’ve ever used Venmo, Robinhood, Coinbase, American Express, or any other financial app that uses a company called Plaid to link the app to your bank account … more… The post A company you’ve never heard of may owe you money if you’ve ever used Venmo, Robinhood, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is facing the prospect of iPhone import bans in multiple counties as Ericsson steps up the pressure in its patent infringement claims. Ericsson has already applied for injunctions in both Brazil and the Netherlands, and is expected to do so in additional European countries. One patent litigation expert says the UK is likely next in line … more… The post iPhone import bans possible as Ericsson seeks patent infringement injunctions appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple’s home strategy has been all over the place, but the company appears to finally have a hit with the HomePod mini. Rumors have been floated about Apple making a HomePod with a display, but word on the street is that the product being tested looks a lot like an iPad mounted to a speaker. Instead of making a Frankenstein product very similar to Google and Amazon’s products, Apple should take the blueprint it’s laid out with HomePod mini and use it as a basis for a unique ambient smart display. more… The post Concept: How Apple could turn HomePod mini into a delightful and adorable smart display appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • In the latest edition of the Power On newsletter, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman reports that Apple has lost another manager from its Project Titan self-driving car team. This is only the latest departure in what has been a revolving door environment for Apple. more… The post Apple’s self-driving car project hits another speed bump as engineering manager departs appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Several users are reporting a random pink screen problem when using the iPhone 13, making it impossible to use the phone without restarting it. In an Apple discussion forum, a user posted in October that their iPhone 13 Pro screen turned itself pink and randomly started crashing. more… The post Some iPhone 13 users report pink screen issues, Apple says it’s a software bug appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • As we’ve rounded up multiple times so far, Apple has a number of new products set for release this year, ranging from the continuation of the Apple Silicon transition to the iPhone 14 and more. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple is setting the stage to unveil the “widest array of new hardware products in its history” this fall… more… The post Gurman: Apple preparing to launch its ‘widest array’ of new products ever this fall appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • With WhatsApp readying the ability to migrate chat history from Android phones to iOS, the app is also in the works to improve its desktop and web versions with another major update. more… The post WhatsApp plans to bring two-step verification to desktop and web versions appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has pushed back the enforcement of some rules that were previously set to come into effect on January 31st. Firstly, during the first 2020 lockdowns, Apple allowed apps offering realtime group services to use payment methods other than In-App Purchase. This exception was introduced to help businesses trying to adapt to pandemic life. Citing the recent resurgence of COVID, this exception is now being extended to June. Apple has also deferred previously-announced rules that would require apps to offer simple in-app account deletion. more… The post Apple delays in-app account deletion requirement, extends IAP exception for group services appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple TV+ and the TV app is available on many platforms, not just Apple devices. But you need an Apple ID to sign in. Unfortunately, Apple doesn’t make it particularly easy to make an Apple ID without owning an Apple device of some kind. The Apple TV website will direct you to log in with your account on a PC using iTunes. This works, but it’s also inconvenient and many people don’t have access to a computer. Thankfully, there is a workaround which allows you to fully sign up to Apple TV+ using only your Android phone. Here’s how … more… The post How to sign up for Apple TV+ without an Apple device appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is rumored to be planning a Spring event in the coming months with a new iPhone SE, new iPad Air, and more. What are you most excited to see at this keynote? more… The post Poll: What are you most excited to see at Apple’s rumored Spring event? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple @ Work is brought to you by Mosyle, the leader in modern mobile device management (MDM) and security for Apple enterprise and education customers. Over 28,000 organizations leverage Mosyle solutions to automate the deployment,  management and security of millions of Apple devices daily. Request a FREE account today and discover how you can put your Apple fleet on auto-pilot at a price point that is hard to believe. A few months ago, 9to5Mac explained how businesses now can upgrade their Macs every 90 days through a 3rd party financing company. Through CIT, companies can get a base model ($999) Macbook Air for $30/month with the option to upgrade it in 3 months if a new model comes out. I believe that Apple is just testing the waters here, and a new business lease program that enables regular upgrades is on the way soon. more… The post Apple @ Work: Here’s how an annual Mac upgrade program benefits Apple, enterprises, and employees appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Samsung users that want to migrate to iPhone can already transfer their WhatsApp chat history with no problem. Now, the app is continuing to develop support to allow all Android users being able to do the same. more… The post WhatsApp readying expanded chat migration from Android to iPhone, will require ‘Move to iOS’ app appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • If you missed the good old days of Pokémon GO and were never able to catch a Shiny Bulbasaur, this Saturday will be the day to do just that, as the grass starter from the Kanto region is back in the spotlight on the first Community Day Classic. more… The post Pokémon GO Community Day Classic spotlights Bulbasaur this Saturday appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Have you tried to edit PDFs on iPhone, iPad, or Mac with the built-in software? You’ve probably realized the Files app and Preview aren’t very powerful for working with the format. Whether you’re looking for a solution for personal or business use, PDFelement unlocks all the features you need like advanced PDF editing, OCR, conversion from/to almost any format, and much more at a fraction of the price of products like Adobe Acrobat. And for 9to5Mac readers, PDFelement is an even better value at up to 50% off. more… The post Wondershare PDFelement, the ultimate Adobe Acrobat alternative appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple constantly highlights that iPhone and iPad devices always receive system updates for a long period of time. While this is true, the company sometimes fails to deliver bug fixes and security improvements as quickly as possible to its users because it needs to update the entire system to fix those things. It’s past time for Apple to offer standalone updates for native iOS apps. more… The post Here’s why Apple should provide standalone updates for native iOS apps appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Indie developer Will Bishop is out with a new entrant in the recipe and cooking category of apps for iPhone and iPad. Dubbed Pestle, this app allows you to import recipes from anywhere and turn them into a step-by-step process, aiming to “make every recipe easily achievable.” more… The post Pestle for iOS transforms any recipe into a step-by-step guide with voice control, SharePlay, and more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Earlier this week, Apple rolled out stricter verification requirements for its Online Education Store in the United States after previously not requiring any sort of verification. Just a few days later, however, Apple appears to have reversed this decision and is no longer requiring verification of eligibility, but the stricter purchasing quantity limits remain. more… The post Apple reverses course, no longer requires UNiDAYS verification for Education Store in the US appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • After unveiling a stunning collection of schematics wallpapers last month for iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 devices, The Basic Apple Guy is back with more. This time, the wallpapers are designed to show the inside of the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models in gorgeous detail. more… The post Take a look inside your new MacBook Pro with these schematic wallpapers appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is launching a new ad campaign for its streaming service, Apple TV+, which is set to debut as a commercial during the NFL playoff games this weekend. It features Jon Hamm comedically complaining that all of Apple’s shows feature big name celebrities .. but not him. Watch the ad after the break … more… The post Apple airing new TV ad for Apple TV+ featuring everyone but Jon Hamm appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • CASETiFY is launching its latest collection come the end of the month, giving Peanuts fans a chance to deck out their iPhone 13 with Snoopy cases and more. Spanning a wide range of Apple accessories, you’ll find the company’s popular cases imbued with all of the iconic comic strip characters alongside some unique plush covers, themed MagSafe wallets, and more. more… The post CASETiFY launches new Peanuts collection with Snoopy iPhone 13 cases, MagSafe wallets, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • I’ve joked that if I were “super-rich,” that I’d love to hire someone whose only job would be to hand me a large cup of coffee as soon as I walked out of my bedroom. HomeKit hasn’t let me do that, but it’s getting me close. Read on to learn how I automated my morning coffee based on when motion is detected by my bedroom door using HomeKit, HOOBS, and Switchbot. Read on to learn how to implement, what gear you’ll need, and how to configure in HomeKit. more… The post HomeKit Weekly: SwitchBot Button Pusher can switch on dumb appliances using Homebridge and HomeKit 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. Enjoy the podcast?: Shop Apple at Amazon to support 9to5Mac Daily! more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: January 21, 2022 – Apple exec changes, Epic Games update appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Last month, DirecTV Stream announced that all users — including those grandfathered into legacy plans — would see a price increase starting in January. As the price increase takes effect, the company does have a bit of good news, announcing today that all DirecTV Stream plans now included unlimited cloud DVR… more… The post DirecTV Stream plans now offer unlimited DVR to help offset latest price increase appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Heading into the weekend, all of today’s best deals are headlined by a $70 discount on Apple’s Magic Keyboard for 11-inch iPad Pro. That’s alongside a Belkin USB-C GaN charger sale and these ESR MagSafe accessories. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Friday’s best deals: Apple Magic Keyboard $70 off, Belkin GaN chargers, ESR MagSafe gear, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Benjamin and Zac follow up with even more Apple headset rumors, discuss whether ProMotion will trickle down the iPhone lineup, new details about the 2022 iPad Pro redesign, and the App Store has a date with the Dutch authorities. Sponsored by New Relic: That next 9:00 p.m. call is just waiting to happen, get New Relic before it does! You can get access to the whole New Relic platform and 100GB of data free, forever – no credit card required. Sign up at NewRelic.com/happyhour. Sponsored by BetterHelp: As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at BetterHelp.com/MacHappyHour. more… The post 9to5Mac Happy Hour 365: Apple Headset news heats up, iPad Pro redesign details appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • As I explained in my OWC Thunderbolt Hub to be a great addition to my setup. When using the M1 Mac mini, the hub expands the amount of Thunderbolt connections, which is a huge improvement since M1 Macs sport just two physical ports. For my M1 Max MacBook Pro, it allows me to maintain a connection to all of my Thunderbolt peripherals, including the Pro Display XDR, with just a single cable connection. Watch my hands-on video for the details. more… The post Hands-on: How the OWC Thunderbolt Hub made my Mac mini setup better [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple Arcade launched with close to 100 titles and the service is seeing new games added regularly with over 200 games now in the library. Follow along with our guide on the latest from Apple’s gaming service. New for 1/21: Nickelodeon Extreme Tennis has launched on Apple Arcade – letting you play as your favorite Nickelodeon characters including multiplayer mode. more… The post Latest Apple Arcade games for iPhone, Mac, Apple TV [New: Nickelodeon Extreme Tennis] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • “Potentially harmful” Instagram content is defined as posts that don’t directly contravene the company’s posting rules but may still be considered unacceptable by some users. The company has now announced new steps it is taking to reduce the visibility of such posts … more… The post ‘Potentially harmful’ Instagram content to be less visible; partly tailored to users appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • French iPhones will no longer be sold with free EarPods after a health law was overturned in favor of an environmental one. This will mark the end of the special iPhone packaging used only in France … more… The post French iPhones will no longer be sold with free EarPods after law overturned appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Just about a year after launching the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro, Apple started a service program for devices that see their speakers fail. Here’s how to check iPhone 12 no sound recall eligibility. more… The post How to check if your iPhone 12 is eligible for the no sound recall 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: Every Apple TV show and movie available now appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • While most rumors are geared toward the 2022 iPhone, some of them are already predicting what to expect for the 2023 iPhone. In a report seen by 9to5Mac, analyst Jeff Pu claims that the iPhone 15 Pro models will feature a periscope lens with a 5x optical zoom. more… The post iPhone 15 Pro again rumored to feature a periscope lens with 5x zoom appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple TV+ today premiered a series reboot of Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock, entitled Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock. Thirteen new episodes all drop today featuring the classic cast of characters like Gobo, Red, Boober, and Mokey as well as some new faces and celebrity guest appearances. more… The post New Fraggle Rock: How to watch the Fraggle Rock reboot series on Apple TV+ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is back with new iPhone 13 advertisements that highlight some of its features, such as the durability of Ceramic Shield glass and the longer battery life. The company also shared a short film shot entirely with an iPhone 13 Pro in celebration of Chinese New Year. more… The post Apple shares new iPhone 13 ads highlighting its durability, battery, and cameras appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • If you’ve been trying unsuccessfully to access Twitter or TikTok this Thursday night, you’re not alone. Both social networks are currently down for some users around the world. more… The post PSA: Twitter and TikTok are currently down for some users [U] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Following the release of iOS 15.3 Release Candidate (RC) on Thursday, Apple has also made HomePod Software 15.3 RC available to beta users. According to the update notes, HomePod Software 15.3 enables multi-user voice recognition in India and Italy. more… The post HomePod Software 15.3 enables multi-user voice recognition in more countries appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple in 2020 introduced new ways to help developers boost in-app subscriptions, which include special discount codes. Now the company is finally letting developers create custom offer codes for in-app subscriptions. more… The post Apple now lets developers create custom offer codes for subscriptions appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple’s streaming platform has ordered a new live-action series from the popular MonsterVerse franchise. The idea is to bring an original Godzilla and Titans show produced by Legendary Television to Apple TV+. more… The post Apple TV+ orders Godzilla and Titans original live-action series appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Whether you’ve got an older iPhone with a worn-down battery or have a newer one that isn’t lasting as long as you’d hope, there are a number of ways to improve battery performance. Follow along for a look at 7 tips and tricks to extend iPhone battery life. more… The post 7 tips and tricks to extend iPhone battery life appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Late last fall, the folks at Bowers & Wilkins resurrected one of the most iconic speakers in the company’s stable, or really any other brand’s for that matter. Fifteen years after its first introduction, the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin is making a second debut with new modern features like AirPlay 2 – all in that classic and utterly novel design. But, is the Zeppelin’s signature look all it’s cracked up to be, even with some refreshed functionality? more… The post Review: Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin pairs striking looks with hi-fi audio and AirPlay 2 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • We recently reported that Apple was working on a fix for a Safari bug that led to the leaking of users’ browsing history and Google ID. Luckily it seems that Apple was able to fix the bug with iOS 15.3 RC and macOS Monterey 12.2 RC, which were both released on Thursday to developers and beta users. more… The post iOS 15.3 RC fixes Safari bug that gives websites access to browsing history and Google ID data appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Phone calls are usually annoying and most people try not to answer, rather than picking up a random caller. With iMessage and many social networks, why would someone try to reach you with a call? With that in mind, a designer created a concept to improve a renegade feature in our everyday life. more… The post Concept imagines new iOS design that shows why someone needs to call you in 2022 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • AirBuddy is a popular macOS app that enhances the experience of using AirPods and Beats headphones with a Mac. Created by developer and 9to5Mac contributor Guilherme Rambo, the app has now been updated to version 2.5 – which comes with Shortcuts integration, improved Magic Handoff, support for other headphones, and more. more… The post AirBuddy 2.5 update brings Shortcuts integration, improved Magic Handoff, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Less than a year after joining Apple, former Cisco executive Stella Low is leaving the company and departing her role as vice president of communications. In place of Low, Apple CEO Tim Cook has appointed Kristin Huguet Quayle as Apple’s vice president in charge of worldwide communications. more… The post Cisco exec turned Apple comms VP departs after less than a year, Kristin Huguet to take over appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Epic’s appeal of the ruling in its legal battle with Apple has officially kicked off today. In a new filing with the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Epic urges the court to overturn the initial verdict, arguing that Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers “erred” her ruling that the App Store and its guidelines do not violate antitrust laws… more… The post Epic calls on appeals court to overturn App Store monopoly ruling in new filing appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • After a notably short beta period, Apple has seeded the release candidate for macOS Monterey 12.2 for both developers and public testers. One major change that’s included is a fix for a Safari bug. more… The post Apple seeds macOS Monterey 12.2 RC to developers and public testers with Safari bug fix appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • After just two betas for developers and public beta users, Apple is now rolling out the Release Candidate versions of iOS 15.3, iPadOS 15.3, watchOS 8.4, and tvOS 15.3. This suggests that the updates could be released to the public as soon as sometime next week. more… The post iOS 15.3 Release Candidate and more now available for developers appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Today could mark a turning point for antitrust legislation in the United States, and Apple CEO Tim Cook is in full force lobbying against the legislation. As reported by CNBC, the Senate Judiciary Committee deliberated on the American Innovation and Choice Online Act today, which could bring major changers to the App Store and the iPhone more… The post Antitrust bills targeting Apple gain traction in Senate as Ted Cruz reveals 40-minute phone call with Tim Cook appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Back in September, we spotted that Google was developing an “Augmented Reality OS” for an “innovative AR device.” A new report today reveals that Google is working on an AR headset with “Project Iris.” more… The post Google working on AR headset codenamed ‘Project Iris’ with custom chip, cloud streaming for 2024 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The streaming TV battle continues to intensify as prices increase and users are forced to decide which services to keep and cancel. As part of this, NBCUniversal announced today that it is making a notable addition to its Peacock streaming service: adding around-the-clock live local news content to the platform. more… The post Peacock streaming service expands with 24/7 local news channels appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • All of today’s best deals are headlined by a pair of discounts on Apple’s latest desktop Macs. Right now, you can save $100 with this M1 Mac mini sale alongside the same discount on M1 iMac. Not to mention an up to 40% off Anker Gold Box sale. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Thursday’s best deals: Save $100 on latest desktop M1 Macs, 40% off Anker Gold Box, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Instagram and TikTok continue to compete with each other in near-tandem. The same week that Instagram announced it has started to test a paid subscriptions feature with certain creators, TikTok has now confirmed that it, too, is testing a similar feature. Meanwhile, Instagram is expanding its TikTok-style Remix feature to all videos on the platform. Head below for your daily dose of social media back and forth… more… The post TikTok testing paid subscriptions, Instagram rolling out new Remix features appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • At a time when many haven’t yet upgraded to Wi-Fi 6, let alone 6e, tech companies are already making plans for Wi-Fi 7… more… The post After Wi-Fi 6e comes Wi-Fi 7, promising 40Gbps real-world speeds 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. Enjoy the podcast?: Shop Apple at Amazon to support 9to5Mac Daily! more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: January 20, 2022 – Apple Music subscribers, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple’s streaming service, adaptation of the YA novel by Jandy Nelson. Watch the trailer here … more… The post Apple TV+ releases trailer for ‘The Sky is Everywhere’, premiering on Valentine’s Day weekend appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The power of the M1 Max MacBook Pro has been seen in a demanding real-world photoshoot using multiple 150-megapixel layers shot with ‘the world’s best commercial camera.’ The finished image was made of 28 full-resolution images, loaded into a single document in Photoshop, each one with its own masking, adjustments, and other effects. In short, it’s a behemoth of a Photoshop document, clocking in at almost 11GB in size … more… The post Power of M1 Max MacBook Pro shown in real-world photoshoot with $60k 150MP camera appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • It’s no secret that Apple chipmaker TSMC is years ahead of Intel, so it’s almost touching when Intel proudly announces that it expects to switch to TSMC’s 2019 chipmaking tech by 2025 … more… The post Intel says it will switch to TSMC’s 2019 chipmaking tech by 2025 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • WhatsApp for Desktop is bringing the ability to pause and resume when recording a voice message. Not only is it very handy, but users have been asking for improvements in this area for quite some time. more… The post WhatsApp for Desktop adds pause and resume recording voice message feature appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Foss Patents yesterday said it was inevitable that we’d see Apple countersue Ericsson, and it didn’t take long for that to happen. Each company is now suing the other for patent infringement. Ericsson is seeking to ban the import of iPhones, and Apple wants to ban the import of mobile base stations. The Cupertino company is said to be so afraid of this that it is making an “astounding” U-turn in the way it wants the dispute to be settled … more… The post Apple countersues Ericsson; Cupertino company makes ‘astounding’ U-turn appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Following the release of iOS 15.2.1 earlier this month, Apple on Thursday stopped signing iOS 15.2 for all iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad models. This means that users can no longer downgrade their devices to iOS 15.2. more… The post Apple stops signing iOS 15.2, blocking downgrade from iOS 15.2.1 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • MIDiA Research on Wednesday published a new report with global figures for the music streaming services market based on the second quarter of 2021. While Apple Music is the second most used music platform, it is still far behind Spotify. more… The post Apple Music is the second most used music streaming service – but still far behind Spotify appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • 9to5Mac is brought to you by MacStadium. Migrate to M1 easier with Orka and MacStadium. Orchestrate macOS VMs with Kubernetes in a mixed cluster of M1 and Intel Macs. Watch the tech preview and sign up to be a beta participant. Along with the shinier features that launched with macOS Monterey are several subtle ones to help keep your Mac secure and private. Let’s look at how to customize and use Mac privacy features in the latest version of macOS. more… The post Mac: How to dial in privacy and security with new macOS Monterey features appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • After Arizona unsuccessfully tried to force Apple and Google to allow alternative payment methods in third-party apps distributed through the App Store and Google Play, Illinois is now following suit. Illinois senators have filed a bill to make both companies allow developers to use whatever payment methods they want. more… The post New Illinois bill could force Apple and Google to allow alternative App Store payment methods appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • You’ve probably noticed a lot of headlines about 5G recently. Understandably, you might have questions. Why is 5G in all the headlines recently? Is it safe to fly? Should your phone be super fast now? Hasn’t 5G been around for years? We’ve got answers to these questions and more. more… The post 5G C-band FAQ: phones, planes, and launch cities appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A woman in New Jersey is crediting the ability to use Siri with her AirPods as saving her life after a fall. As reported by People, Susan Putman was working in her floral studio alone when she tripped and “hit her head on a sharp metal pole.” Had she not been wearing her AirPods, Putman says she believes she “would have died.” more… The post Woman uses ‘Hey Siri’ on AirPods to call 911 after a fall, here’s how the feature works appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A sharp new accessory from mophie has been revealed by Apple today designed for seamlessly charging iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods while on the go. The new 3-in-1 travel charger from mophie features official MagSafe for iPhone, a slick foldable design, and a convenient carrying case. more… The post Mophie unveils 3-in-1 travel charger, showing what MagSafe Duo should have been appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Instagram is launching a new paid subscription feature for creators today within its iOS and Android apps. With this new functionality, Facebook is targeting potential competitors like OnlyFans that continue to see growth. Despite Facebook’s dissatisfaction with the App Store, they are using Apple’s in-app purchases system for these subscriptions. With that, Apple will gather 30% of all subscription fees. Facebook says that they are developing a way for creators to see “how much they pay to Apple.” more… The post Instagram testing paid subscriptions feature for creators using in-app purchases appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Update: Apple reached out and pointed out a support page from September 2021 saying the company intended to offer “important security updates” for iOS and iPadOS 14 users for “a period of time.” Last week, 9to5Mac reported that Apple wasn’t letting users stay on iOS 14 with security updates as it had removed the ability to update to iOS 14.8.1. Now, the company confirmed its efforts to make the iPhone userbase update to iOS 15 instead. more… The post Apple confirms it is ramping up efforts to get more iOS 14 users to update to iOS 15 [U] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • There’s a new way to discover new shows on Apple Podcasts starting today – a new “Listen With” editorial collection surfaces podcasts based on what artists, journalists, and podcasters recommend. Apple is also sharing new insight into how its recently launched paid subscription feature for podcasters is performing. more… The post Apple Podcasts now recommends shows to follow through ‘Listen With’ famous people feature appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Stacktrace is back! On this first episode of 2022, John and Rambo talk about their holidays, using Swift Playgrounds to build apps on the iPad, Mac gaming, and project goals. Download MP3 more… The post Stacktrace Podcast 169: “Choosing what bugs to ship” appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Today, Twelve South is launching a new version of its iconic BookBook Cover for iPad. This time around, you’ll find the same signature vintage stylings that we’ve come to expect, but with a refreshed color palette to fit in with the new white Magic Keyboard from Apple, as well as the latest M1 iPad Pros. more… The post Twelve South refreshes leather BookBook cover for M1 iPad Pro and white Magic Keyboard appeared first on 9to5Mac.