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  • Even though it looks like we’re still more than several years out until Apple Car might reach the world, excitement is building as we learn more details. Now a graphic designer has created a sharp Apple Car concept that imagines what it would look like with a large 15-inch center console screen like Tesla uses with its Model 3 and Model Y. more… The post Concept imagines what CarPlay would look like ‘if Apple made the Tesla Model 3’ 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 Crypto Pro: Bitcoin/cryptocurrency tracking app for iPhone, iPad, Mac & Apple Watch. more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: January 18, 2021 – 2021 iMac rumors, iPhone 12S expectations appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The Parler website and app went offline last week, with the company’s CEO blaming Apple and Google for ‘destroying the company.’ This claim may be a little premature, however, as the website came back online today, albeit with only a holding message for now … more… The post Parler website back online as Epik hosts; Capitol rioters banned from dating apps appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • An apparent M1 Mac Fast User Switching bug is resulting in user reports that the screensaver takes over and leaves them temporarily locked out of their machines. The bug can be seen in the view below. Fortunately, there’s an easy workaround … more… The post M1 Mac Fast User Switching bug resulting in screensaver lockout appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple continues its annual tradition of devoting its home page to celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a single-sentence quote. This year’s quote is from Stride Toward Freedom, King’s memoir of the Montgomery bus boycott. True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice. The bus boycott began with a simple action by Rosa Parks, and ended in a groundbreaking U.S. Supreme Court ruling … more… The post Apple home page celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day as son says his legacy demands more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Best Buy has launched a new 4-day sale this morning with discounts on Apple products, Nest smart home gear, and much more. Free shipping is available on orders over $35 or you can opt for in-store pickup at many locations. You’ll find all of our top picks from this week’s promotion down below. more… The post Best Buy 4-day sale discounts MacBook Pro, smart home accessories, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Characters from your favorite Apple Arcade titles are the stars of larger than life displays in Apple Stores around the world. The new interactive demos debuted this past week and are powered by a QR code-based experience.  more… The post Apple Arcade icons come to life in new Apple Store displays appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • New images shared on Twitter by @DongleBookPro this weekend show the iPhone 5s in an unreleased Black and Slate color variant. This design was likely used in an effort to conceal the iPhone 5s while it was being tested, making it look more similar to the iPhone 5. more… The post New images show prototype iPhone 5s with unreleased ‘Black and Slate’ design appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • In this week’s top stories: Apple unveils new REJI announcements, 2021 MacBook Pro and iMac details emerge, Apple accessory announcements at CES, and much more. Read on for all of this week’s top Apple Stories. Read more The post This week’s top stories: 2021 MacBook Pro and iMac details, Apple’s REJI announcements, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • As expected, Apple CEO Tim Cook appeared on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace this morning. In the interview, Cook justified Apple’s decision to remove Parler from the App Store, talked about Apple’s new investments in its Racial Equity and Justice Initiative, and more. more… The post Tim Cook talks Steve Jobs and REJI in Fox News Sunday interview, dodges Apple Car question appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • 9to5Mac’s Benjamin Mayo and Zac Hall unpack the latest 2021 rumors from Ming-Chi Kuo and Bloomberg including redesigned iMac, MacBook Pro, and Apple display hardware. 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. Sponsored by Headspace: You deserve to feel happier, and Headspace is meditation made simple. Go to headspace.com/mac to start your free one-month trial. Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9to5Mac Happy Hour to save 20% off your first year! more… The post 9to5Mac Happy Hour 312: MagSafe and more coming in 2021 MacBook Pro, redesigned iMac and Apple external display rumors appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is expanding Apple Maps with new VolunteerMatch integration. The new partnership between Apple Maps and VolunteerMatch will allow users to easily find ways to volunteer in their communities ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday. more… The post Apple Maps adds VolunteerMatch integration with curated guides for giving back to communities appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A pair of new studies highlighted by a CBS News report indicate that smartwatches such as the Apple Watch can help detect COVID-19 before the onset of symptoms or a positive test. The studies, separately undertaken by Mount Sinai Health System in New York and Stanford University in California, are giving experts hope that the Apple Watch can help “play a vital role in stemming the pandemic and other communicable diseases.” more… The post New studies show how Apple Watch can help detect COVID-19 prior to symptoms and testing 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.
  • January 16, 2021: Updated with latest states including Hawaii and Wisconsin. Apple and Google announced plans to build COVID-19 tracing into iPhone and Android operating systems on April 10, 2020. The move marked a major partnership between the top two mobile operating system competitors in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19. Platform updates to enable the COVID-19 contact tracing feature on iOS and Android were publicly released 40 days later on May 20, 2020. So how do you participate in COVID-19 contact tracing efforts with your smartphone? In this story, 9to5Mac is tracking which U.S. states and territories are using Exposure Notifications API in iOS and Android apps. more… The post Which U.S. states are using Apple’s Exposure Notification API for COVID-19 contact tracing? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • We just got some exciting news from Ming-Chi Kuo and Bloomberg today about the next-generation MacBook Pro notebooks. While we already knew some of the details like 14- and 16-inch screen sizes and the move to Apple Silicon, an expansion of I/O beyond USB-C ports, the return of MagSafe, a new design, and more have now been predicted. What ports and features are you most interested to see return or arrive on the next-gen MacBook Pro lineup? more… The post Poll: What ports and features do you want to return or arrive on the 2021 MacBook Pro? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple’s Tips app on iOS has been around for a while and the company has been consistently updating it with new content over the years. Now a new Privacy tips collection has been added with Apple’s recommendations to change iPhone privacy settings. more… The post Apple shares 9 tips to take control of your privacy on iPhone appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • In November last year, a report citing Chinese suppliers claimed that Apple began testing folding iPhones for a launch in 2022. Bloomberg today corroborated that rumor with a new report about Apple now working on an iPhone with a foldable screen — although the launch schedule is unknown. more… The post Bloomberg: Apple developing foldable iPhone prototypes, launch is still unclear appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A new report from Bloomberg today sheds more light on what to expect this year’s update to the iPhone. The report says that Apple “isn’t planning major changes” for the 2021 iPhone, but one key upgrade is in testing: an in-screen fingerprint reader. more… The post Bloomberg: Apple testing in-screen Touch ID for 2021 iPhone, AirTags coming this year appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The HomeKit doorbell scene has finally grown wings and one of the most compelling options is Logitech’s new Circle View Doorbell. It’s got a sharp and simple design, HomeKit Secure Video support, face recognition, and an impressive price point – particularly if you’re willing to handle the installation yourself. Join along for our full review of this Logitech HomeKit doorbell, the first true consumer option with HKSV. more… The post Review: Logitech’s Circle View Doorbell with HomeKit Secure Video is ready to rule the roost appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • WhatsApp has announced that it is delaying a controversial and confusing change to its privacy policy. A new WhatsApp privacy policy was slated to go into effect in February, but the Facebook-owned company now says it will delay the change for three months. “There’s been a lot of misinformation causing concern and we want to help everyone understand our principles and the facts,” the company writes in the blog post. more… The post WhatsApp delays privacy policy change that led to confusion about Facebook data sharing appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Earlier this week, 9to5Mac reported that Apple would soon start blocking users from side loading iPhone and iPad applications to their M1 Macs. Now, Apple has officially flipped the server-side switch to implement this change. This means that it is no longer possible to use an app such as iMazing to side load unsupported applications from your iPhone or iPad to your M1 Mac. more… The post Apple begins blocking M1 Mac users from side loading iPhone and iPad applications appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The latest development in the almost decade-long battle between VirnetX and Apple could see the latter have to pay up to $1.1 billion in total damages. That’s the result of US District Judge Robert Schroeder today denying Apple’s request for a new trial along with other requests. more… The post Apple could owe $1.1 billion to VirnetX after failing to overturn patent infringement lawsuit appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • You’re reading Tested with 9to5Toys, where we explore everyday tech essentials that make life a bit easier. Browse through our entire guide for all of the latest reviews, and sound off in the comments below if there’s something you’d like to see featured. Anker’s PowerHouse batteries have long been a favorite here at 9to5Toys. The latest of which arrives with a smaller design and capacity but still packs an AC outlet, which is one of the defining features of this line. With multiple USB-A and C ports along with a flashlight, this battery can do it all. Head below for an overview and brief hands-on of the Anker Powerhouse 100. more… The post Tested: Anker Powerhouse 100 delivers AC and USB-C connectivity on-the-go appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is again extending the free period for the Apple TV+ 1-year free trials given out with hardware. With the latest announcement, anybody with an Apple TV+ subscription that was set to expire from now until June will instead expire in July 2021. This means customers who took advantage of the ‘year free’ deal back when the service first launched will now be getting an additional 9 months of free access to Apple original shows and movies. more… The post Apple again extends Apple TV+ free trials, subscribers now get free access until July 2021 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Following new details on the 2021 MacBook Pro refresh, Bloomberg now reports that Apple is also planning to release its first redesign of the iMac since 2012 later this year, as well as a lower-priced external monitor. There is also a new Mac Pro lineup in the works, the report says. more… The post Bloomberg: New iMac with Pro Display XDR design coming this year, cheaper external display also planned appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • More evidence has emerged of Apple’s plans to launch a podcast subscription service. The Information reports today that Apple is “discussing launching a new subscription service that would charge people to listen to podcasts,” but it’s “unclear when—or whether—Apple will launch the new service.” Update: Bloomberg has published a new report corroborating that Apple is “working on adding a subscription service to its podcasting business in 2021.” more… The post Report: Apple in talks with production companies to launch ‘podcasting subscription service’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • How would history divert from reality if the United States had lost the Space Race to the Soviet Union in the 1960s? Ronald Moore’s “For All Mankind” on Apple TV+ explores an alternative timeline in which America is second to the Moon in season one of the sci-fi series. “We’re concerned the Soviets might be trying to introduce a new weapon.” That’s how the alt history storyline picks up in the midst of a Cold War escalation during the 1980s in season two. Today we have the most detailed look at what unfolds next as NASA struggles with a takeover by the Department of Defense. more… The post Apple TV+ premieres tense ‘For All Mankind’ season 2 trailer in which NASA combats DOD militarization appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • There are multiple types of HomeKit cameras, and they all have their strengths and weaknesses. I’ve previously reviewed the eufy outdoor cameras, and while I love them, they have to be charged once a year or so. If the opportunity to wire a camera is available, that’s a great option. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been testing the Logitech Circle View to cover part of my side yard, and it’s a fantastic HomeKit camera. Let’s dive into how it works with HomeKit. more… The post HomeKit Weekly: Looking for a wired outdoor camera? Logitech Circle View checks all the boxes for HomeKit appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Today’s best deals include $100 off Apple’s latest MacBook Pro, plus iPhone and Apple Watch discounts, and a new Anker sale. Hit the jump for all that and more in Friday’s edition of the 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Apple’s latest MacBook hits all-time low in today’s best deals, iPhones, more from $100 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 15, 2021– New MacBook Pro details emerge appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook will appear on Fox News Sunday this weekend with Chris Wallace, the network announced today. During the interview, Cook will talk about Apple’s decision to remove Parler from the App Store, as well as the broad idea of “big tech restricting free speech.” more… The post Tim Cook appearing on ‘Fox News Sunday’ this weekend to talk Parler, free speech, and more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Intel announced this week that Bob Swan would be stepping down as CEO, with Pat Gelsinger taking the helm starting in February. Ahead of his formal start as CEO next month, Gelsinger is already calling on Intel to step up its efforts to compete with Apple, or what he refers to as “a lifestyle company in Cupertino.” more… The post Incoming Intel CEO refers to Apple as a ‘lifestyle brand from Cupertino’ during all-hands meeting appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • We’ve had a couple of reports today, each from solid sources, suggesting that we’ll see significant changes when the 2021 MacBook Pro models appear. The two reports agree on most things, though there are some differences between them. Notably, Ming-Chi Kuo indicates that removal of the Touch Bar is a done deal, while Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman thinks it is merely being considered at this stage … more… The post Comment: Can the 2021 MacBook Pro reports be right? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Following a report from Ming-Chi Kuo offering a variety of new details on the 2021 MacBook Pro refresh, Bloomberg is out with its own report on the changes. The report adds additional details on the return of MagSafe, and teases a redesign for the MacBook Air. more… The post Bloomberg: 2021 MacBook Pro to charge faster via MagSafe, ‘redesigned MacBook Air’ also planned appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has a new batch of movies deals out today for $5 focused on historical titles over the last 30 years. You’ll find discounts on iconic films like On the Basis of Sex, Malcolm X, Hotel Rawanda, and many more all on sale below. Each title will become a permanent part of your library of content, as well. Hit the jump for all of our top picks. more… The post Apple launches $5 biopic movie sale: On the Basis of Sex, Hotel Rwanda, many more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • We’re learning of Twitter plans for handling the presidential transition, in terms of the official and unofficial accounts used by the White House. Separately, a developer has used archived versions of videos posted on Parler to create an interactive map of video footage shot in and around the Capitol during the attempted coup … more… The post Twitter plans for presidential transition; interactive Parler map of Capitol videos appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is using Shazam data to predict hot artists for 2021 – those who are not yet big names but have been Shazammed by lots of people lately. It has been speculated that being able to use Shazam data in this way was one of the main reasons Apple was willing to pay $400M for the app back in 2017 … more… The post Apple uses Shazam data to predict hot artists for 2021 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple A-series and M1 chipmaker TSMC is planning to carry out what is known as risk production of 3nm chips later this year. A 3nm process will be used for future iPhones, although likely not until 2023. Risk production is the stage at which a foundry has carried out purely internal testing, and believes that it is now ready to try the process on customer designs to see whether those can be successfully produced … more… The post TSMC plans ‘risk production’ of 3nm chips as it looks ahead to 2023 iPhones appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo today released some interesting details about the upcoming MacBook Pro. Kuo describes this as the first major redesign of the laptop in five years, and will represent a significant upgrade over even the latest 2019 16-inch MacBook Pro. The new MacBook Pro will feature 14-inch and 16-inch sizes and feature ARM Apple silicon instead of Intel CPUs. However, Kuo shares some much more surprising tidbits, namely that the Touch Bar will be gone in favor of physical function keys, the MagSafe charging connector returns along with more built-in IO ports that mean most users will not need to purchase additional dongles according to Kuo … more… The post Kuo details 2021 MacBook Pro: new design with squared-off sides, MagSafe connector and IO return, Touch Bar removed appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Earlier today, accessory maker VOCOlinc announced a new humidifier compatible with HomeKit and other smart home systems. Now the company is also working on its first intelligent camera for its security-focused product lineup — and it will be compatible with Apple’s HomeKit. more… The post VOCOlinc to launch HomeKit-compatible camera later this year appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is temporarily closing its Washington, D.C. retail stores ahead of the United States presidential inauguration. Five stores in the Washington metro area will close through at least January 21 in the interest of employee safety and well-being.  more… The post Washington, D.C. Apple Stores close ahead of Inauguration Day appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Starting with iPhone 11, Apple has added an alert in iOS that tells the user when the device has a non-genuine display — which was later expanded to third-party internal batteries as well. And now iOS 14.4 will alert users when it identifies non-genuine cameras on the iPhone. more… The post iOS 14.4 will alert users about non-genuine cameras on iPhone appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple began hiring engineers to “build the next generation of media apps for Windows” in 2019, which resulted in the Apple TV app for Xbox last year. 9to5Mac has now learned that the company is working to bring Music and Podcasts apps to Microsoft Store, which could be released to the public later this year. more… The post Apple working to release Music and Podcasts apps on Microsoft Store appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A new two-part biographical documentary focused on Oprah Winfrey is reportedly in the works at Apple TV+. Deadline reported that the documentary is being conceived by a team with close ties to Winfrey. more… The post Apple TV+ orders two-part Oprah Winfrey biographical documentary from ‘Whitney’ creators appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Netflix is reportedly quietly testing support for iOS 14’s new spatial audio functionality. According to a report from iPhoneSoft, citing an anonymous Netflix developer, the company has been testing spatial audio support on iPhone and iPad since December. more… The post Netflix reportedly testing spatial audio support for AirPods Pro and AirPods Max appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The latest film that Apple TV+ has picked up is Ridley Scott’s “KitBag.” The movie centers around Napoleon’s origin story and his “swift, ruthless climb to emperor.” Joaquin Phoenix is slated to play the French ruler. more… The post Apple TV+ picks up Ridley Scott’s ‘Kitbag’ featuring Joaquin Phoenix as Napoleon appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The Apple TV+ experience for web browser users has been improved today, with a new homepage interface that mirrors the design seen in the TV app when navigating to the Apple TV+ tab. more… The post Apple TV+ website gets first UI update since the streaming service launched appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Epic Games is doubling down on its legal battle with Apple in the UK. As first reported by Bloomberg, Epic has made a new filing in the UK slamming Apple for its decision to remove Fortnite from the App Store, saying that the company is abusing its “dominant position” in the market. more… The post Epic Games calls on Apple to reinstate Fortnite to the App Store in new UK legal filling 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.
  • Two of Apple’s important developer tools are seeing downtime. Apple says “some users” are seeing problems with App Store Connect App Processing and TestFlight. more… The post Apple’s App Store Connect and TestFlight seeing outage for some developers appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Wrapping up its time at CES, Scosche is out today with three new MagSafe mounts for iPhone 12. The latest MagicMount options include a window/dash mount, cup holder mount, and a 4-in-1 kit that let’s users get the perfect view of their iPhone in cars and at home. more… The post Scosche launches three iPhone 12 MagSafe mounts for car and home appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A new video published by the YouTube channel Apple Demo this week offers a really interesting look at a prototype version of the iPhone 4S. The video shows the iPhone 4S during the design validation testing phase of its development, with an interesting tie to Steve Jobs’ tenure at Apple. more… The post New video offers detailed look at historically significant iPhone 4S prototype appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Hyundai made a bold statement last week, confirming that it was in talks with Apple about a potential partnership for Apple Car. Shortly thereafter, the company backtracked and published a new statement without a mention of Apple. This is yet another example of Apple’s strict approach to secrecy, and a new report from CNBC offers some more detail on Apple’s strategy. more… The post Apple’s strict approach to secrecy in the spotlight after Hyundai walks back Apple Car statement appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Today’s best deals include the latest MacBook Air, plus many of Apple’s official iPhone cases are on sale, and you can add HomeKit control to your lights for $41. Head below for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Save on the latest MacBook Air in today’s best deals, plus official iPhone cases from $17, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Today, third-party Apple hardware maker OWC announced the acquisition of LumaForge, best known for its Jellyfish lineup of shared storage solutions primarily aimed at video content houses. Notably, LumaForge will continue as a company, with team intact, as it seeks to further expand its hardware and software solutions. more… The post OWC acquires LumaForge, makers of high-end Jellyfish storage for collaborative video workflows appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Samsung debuted its newest flagship smartphones and more today at its Unpacked 2021 event. The major launches include three new iPhone 12 competitors with the Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra as well as AirPods Pro and AirTags competitors. more… The post Samsung launches competitors to iPhone 12 and AirPods Pro, beats AirTags to market appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • AirPods market share fell from 41% to 29% in the course of nine months, according to the latest Counterpoint data, but Apple remains well ahead of its nearest competitor, and most other big names remain in the 2-5% range. The fall in market share reflects increased competition in the market for True Wireless Stereo (TWS) headphones… more… The post AirPods market share falls, but Apple still well ahead of competitors appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • An upcoming Philips Hue physical wall switch module will solve one of the biggest problems experienced by smart home fans who share a home with less techy people: If someone uses the physical wall switch to turn off a light, it can no longer be app- or Siri-controlled. The smarts for controlling Hue bulbs are in the bulb itself – and they require mains power to receive and respond to app or Siri commands. That means if someone physically switches off the light, it’s no longer reachable until you physically switch it back on … more… The post Philips Hue wall switch module finally solves problem; new outdoor lights too appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • HomeKit accessory maker VOCOlinc has officially debuted a new variant of its popular smart humidifier and accent light in the United States. The new VOCOlinc Cool Mist features HomeKit connectivity, as well as integration with other smart home systems such as Amazon Alexa. more… The post VOCOlinc’s new Cool Mist humidifier with HomeKit support now available in the US 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 14, 2021 – iOS apps on M1 Macs, WhatsApp privacy appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • BMW was the first car manufacturer to adopt Apple’s Car Key feature – enabling an iPhone or Apple Watch to unlock your car – and has now announced an enhanced version known as Digital Key Plus. Digital Key Plus uses the ultra-wideband tech found in the U1 chip in the iPhone 11, iPhone 12 and Apple Watch Series 6 … more… The post BMW announces Digital Key Plus for use with iPhone on all-electric car appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A security researcher at Johns Hopkins University who led an examination into the robustness of smartphone encryption systems says he was shocked by the Android and iOS vulnerabilities they discovered. He said that iOS in particular has extremely secure encryption capabilities, but these are not in use much of the time … more… The post Johns Hopkins security researchers ‘shocked’ at Android and iOS vulnerabilities appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Widgets are without a doubt my most favorite feature of iOS 14, and today Edison Mail is adding six new widgets to its iOS email app. more… The post Edison Mail adds six new iOS 14 widgets to fill the gap left by Apple Mail appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • AirPods Pro have a different form factor compared to AirPods that includes an in-ear design. With that comes new parts to keep clean, and you’ll likely see them become dirtier than AirPods since they’re worn inside your ears. Even after a short time, AirPods Pro can get gunked up. Read on for how to clean your AirPods Pro and charging case. more… The post How to clean your dirty AirPods Pro and charging case appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A-series chipmaker TSMC has credited Apple and supercomputers for a 14% year-on-year increase in its Q4 2020 revenues. The company also indicated that it expects iPhone 12 demand to remain strong across the current quarter … more… The post TSMC credited Apple for 14% revenue boost; plans major investments appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Back in November, some developers raised concerns due to a change in macOS Big Sur, which allowed Apple apps to bypass firewall filters in any situation. Since this could lead to security and privacy breaches, Apple has removed this list of exceptions from macOS Big Sur 11.2. more… The post macOS Big Sur 11.2 beta 2 removes filter that lets Apple apps bypass third-party firewalls appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Popular note app and task management platform Evernote announced last September a major redesign for its mobile website and apps. Today, Evernote unveiled a new dashboard called “Home,” which brings multiple information such as notes, drafts, and documents in one place. more… The post Evernote unveils new ‘Home’ dashboard with multiple information in one place appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has just announced its latest promo for Apple Pay users, and it offers four months of unlimited coffee at Panera Bread. The offer is valid when you check out with Apple Pay in the Panera Bread app. more… The post Apple Pay promo offers four months of free unlimited coffee at Panera Bread appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Rumors and leaks have suggested that Samsung is planning to follow in Apple’s steps and remove the charger from the box of the new Galaxy S21, which will be announced this Thursday. Reliable leaker Evan Blass today shared images of the official Galaxy S21 website, which confirms that Samsung’s new smartphones will come without a power adapter in the box. more… The post Leaked webpage confirms Galaxy S21 without charger in the box, Samsung tweets from iPhone appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • As someone who really likes technology (and Apple, of course), I was looking for some related decorations for my home — and then I met GRID 4S, which is literally a piece with a disassembled iPhone 4s that you can put anywhere you want. more… The post Hands-on: GRID 4S turns a disassembled iPhone into decor for your home appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • An iPhone 12 Pro prototype has just surfaced and it gives an interesting look at the latest build of Apple’s nonUI version of iOS 14 called SwitchBoard along with an early version of what’s become the very popular Pacific Blue color. more… The post iPhone 12 Pro prototype shows early ‘Pacific Blue’ variant and nonUI version of iOS 14 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Belkin has announced that it is issuing a voluntary recall for the “Portable Wireless Charger + Stand Special Edition” that was sold in Apple retail stores and online. As first reported by the Verge, the Belkin wireless charger is being recalled because of fire and shock safety hazards. more… The post Belkin issues recall for 2-in-1 wireless charger sold by Apple over fire hazards appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple today released the second beta of iOS 14.4 and macOS Big Sur 11.2 for developers — and although the updates have no significant changes, they come as bad news for some M1 Mac users. 9to5Mac has found that Apple may stop users from sideloading unsupported iOS apps on Apple Silicon Macs. more… The post macOS beta code suggests Apple will block users from sideloading unsupported iOS apps on M1 Macs [U] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • After almost a month since the first beta of 11.2, Apple has released the macOS Big Sur 11.2 beta 2 for developers as well as the public. more… The post Apple releases macOS Big Sur 11.2 beta 2 for developers and public appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Almost a month after releasing the first beta, Apple today is releasing iOS 14.4 beta 2 to developer beta testers. iOS 14.4 includes new features for the Handoff experience with HomePod mini, among a few other changes to VoiceOver and Shortcuts. Update: Now available to public beta users as well. watchOS 7.3 beta 2 is also now available to public beta testers. more… The post [U: Public beta too] Apple releases iOS 14.4 beta 2 and more for developers appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A sharp looking new RSS reader option has launched called “An Otter RSS Reader.” Key features include a minimalist design, iOS and Mac widgets, iCloud sync, an adorable icon, and as you’d hope, it’s a universal app. more… The post ‘An Otter RSS Reader’ arrives for iPhone, iPad, Mac with widgets, iCloud sync, minimalist design appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Today’s best deals include iPad Air at $50 off, plus you can save on Apple Watch sport loop bands, and a budget-friendly Westinghouse HDTV. Hit the jump for all that and more. more… The post Apple’s latest iPad Air highlight’s today’s best deals, plus Apple Watch bands on sale, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Rambo goes indie, John realizes once again how important breaks are, and the two discuss the latest rumors around Apple’s AR glasses in great detail, all the way down to the API design level. It’s Stacktrace, after all. Download MP3 more… The post Stacktrace Podcast 118: “The real reality is gone” appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Following a teaser clip of the interview yesterday, CBS This Morning aired its full interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook today. Cook joined Gayle King to talk about Apple’s new Racial Equity and Justice Initiative announcements, the decision to boot Parler from the App Store, and more. more… The post CBS interview: Tim Cook talks REJI projects, Parler possibly returning to the App Store, goals for 2021 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • It’s now possible to use an iPhone to charge Paris metro cards with both single journey tickets and daily, weekly, and monthly passes. You touch your Navigo card to your iPhone to authorize payment via Apple Pay, using the app to select the ticket or pass you want. The feature was expected to launch next, but is rolling out a week ahead of schedule – though not yet for all compatible iPhones … more… The post You can now use iPhone to charge Paris metro cards; full Apple Pay support coming soon appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Spotify Wrapped has become a really popular way to look back at all your most listened to artists, albums, songs, and more. Even though your Wrapped 2021 won’t become available until the end of the year (usually early December), Spotify is out today with tips on how to use features and tricks now to get the most out of it so the results are the best reflection of what you really listened to throughout the year. And the first two tips are how to hide songs from Spotify Wrapped. more… The post Spotify shares Wrapped 2021 tips and tricks, including hiding songs and more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • App Annie’s annual State of Mobile report reveals that Americans now spend more time using apps than watching live TV. The report also shows that consumer spending on apps grew by 20% last year, in large part driven by the pandemic boosting demand for home-based entertainment … more… The post Americans now spend more time using apps than watching live TV 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 13, 2021 – Apple REJI projects, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A new report says that Apple A-series chipmaker TSMC is already making chips for Intel, following earlier speculation that this was in the cards. TSMC has a dramatic technological lead over Intel when it comes to chip fabrication, demonstrated in the 5nm A14 chips the company makes for Apple … more… The post TSMC already making chips for Intel, says TrendForce report appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • CBS teased yesterday a ‘big announcement’ from Apple, and the company has now revealed what it is: major new REJI projects to help tackle systemic racism. Apple first announced its Racial Equity and Justice Initiative (REJI) back in June of last year, in response to worldwide protests at the killings of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and others … more… The post Apple announces major new REJI projects to tackle systemic racism appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • TikTok privacy protections for teenage users are being significantly enhanced, as the company belatedly responds to concerns that have been expressed ever since the app took off in the US. The strongest protections apply to accounts held by those in the 13-15 year old range … more… The post TikTok privacy protections for teenagers being significantly enhanced appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Microsoft has silently updated its Office apps to iOS today with some interesting features for iPad users. While Microsoft Word now supports mouse and trackpad interaction, the Excel app finally works with multi-window mode. more… The post Microsoft updates Word for iPad with mouse support; Excel now works with multi-window mode appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Back in 2015, Apple announced a new repair program for the 12-inch MacBook and Retina MacBook Pro models that in some cases had issues with the anti-reflective coating of the screen. The program has already been extended once, and it seems that Apple is still repairing eligible MacBooks for free. more… The post Apple still repairing eligible MacBooks for anti-reflective coating issues appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Rumors about Apple Car have become more frequent in recent weeks, and it seems there’s more to come. The Verge reported today that Apple had talks last year with Canoo, a startup focused on electric vehicles and related technologies, to push the development of the long-rumored Apple-branded car. more… The post Apple allegedly held talks with EV startup Canoo about developing its own car appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • At CES this week, Kensington has unveiled what looks like one of the most compelling Apple accessories we’ve seen so far – the StudioDock for iPad Air and iPad Pro. The product aims to bring together a whole lot of functionality with the aesthetic from Apple’s Pro Display XDR stand. more… The post Kensington unveils StudioDock productivity hub meets stand for iPad Air/Pro with tons of I/O, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • We’re on the eve of a mysterious Apple announcement, which can only mean one thing: bring on the guess work. Given the framing that it won’t be product related, the safe bet is that Apple will promote a new privacy initiative based on recent company announcements during Consumer Electronics Show week. Yet clues suggest a more interesting announcement around COVID-19 vaccine deployment. Still, the idea of turning Apple Stores into vaccination stations seems chaotic and short reaching to me, but what about the engine that makes Apple Stores and AppleCare operate? Apple’s retail and technical support experience positions it for potentially assisting with the greatest vaccination campaign in history. more… The post How Apple could contribute to vaccine distribution even without Apple Stores appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • CBS teased an upcoming interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook today that included the outlet reporting the company will make a “big announcement” on Wednesday – but it’s “not a product.” One of the likely possibilities is the launch of the iOS 14 ad privacy feature that gives users a transparent look at how apps and websites are tracking them and the ability to block them. However, other theories are bouncing around today in anticipation of the news. What do you think the “major new initiative” will be? more… The post Poll: What do you think Apple’s ‘major new initiative’ on Wednesday will be? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • WhatsApp is attempting to clarify changes to its privacy policy after immense backlash. The Facebook-owned messaging service has published a new FAQ page to its website, saying that the changes going into effect on February 8 only affect businesses who use WhatsApp, not individual users. more… The post WhatsApp clarifies privacy changes and Facebook data sharing as Signal and Telegram soar appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Intel made an appearance at CES this year and brought a preview of its next substantial chip release, the 12th-generation Alder Lake. The company didn’t go into many details on the upcoming chips, but it did give us a taste of what to expect. more… The post Intel unveils new 12th-generation Alder Lake chips as it plays catch up to Apple’s M1 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Adobe is out with a software update for its Creative Cloud apps that solves a serious issue that some Mac users were seeing after upgrading to macOS Big Sur – CPU usage around 100%. Read on for details and how to get this Creative Cloud bug fix. more… The post Adobe releases CPU usage bug fix for Creative Cloud users on macOS Big Sur appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Users on the hunt for a HomeKit-compatible smart doorbell have another new option from which to choose. At CES 2021 this week, Arlo has quietly updated its popular wired Video Doorbell with support for HomeKit integration. more… The post Arlo rolling out HomeKit support for its wired Video Doorbell appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Alongside the Apple Watch Series 6, Apple announced a ton of new watch faces. One of those faces just so happened to be a collaboration with artist Geoff McFetridge. Apple had previously made a few watch faces in collaboration with Disney in the form of the Mickey and Mini Mouse face and the Toy Story face. But the Artist face is the first one that truly breaks the mold. more… The post Comment: I think more ‘Artist’ Apple Watch faces are on the way appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Today’s best deals include Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro at nearly $300 off, plus AirPods Pro drop to $179, and you can save on HomeKit-equipped Alro cameras. Head below for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Take $300 off Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro, plus AirPods Pro are $179, more in today’s deals appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • After a three-year warning, the end of Adobe Flash has officially happened. And with that, Adobe is strongly recommending users uninstall it from their computers immediately. Read along for how to fully remove Adobe Flash from your Mac. more… The post With support officially ended, Adobe ‘strongly recommends’ removing Flash now, here’s how appeared first on 9to5Mac.