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  • This year officially marks the end of an era: as announced in 2017, Adobe will stop supporting the once-ubiquitous Flash by the end of 2020. With the newest release of its Safari Technology Preview browser today, Apple has taken the next step as part of its efforts to end all usage of Flash in Safari. more… The post Apple’s newest Safari Technology Preview release officially drops support for Adobe Flash appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple Watch is being credited with helping another user detect atrial fibrillation. Today, local news outlet WHAS11 tells the story of Rosemary Stiles, who asked for an Apple Watch for Christmas in 2018 and now says the device accurately detected the heart condition while she was asleep. more… The post Kentucky woman credits gifted Apple Watch with detecting AFib while asleep appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple Arcade is leveling up in Apple Stores across the world with eye-catching new displays and a sharper focus on accessories to enhance the gaming experience. The new merchandising designs began appearing today at Apple’s latest stores in countries where Apple Arcade is available. more… The post Apple Store displays redesigned with greater Apple Arcade focus appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Twitter is taking a page out of Apple’s playbook with its latest messaging feature. The social network announced today that it is rolling out support for adding iMessage-like reactions to direct messages. more… The post Twitter rolling out iMessage-like reactions feature to direct messages appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • For the next two weeks readers will have their final chance to win an Apple Watch Series 5 thanks to our sponsor Longvadon, makers of high quality leather straps for all Apple Watch series. You can also still grab 15% off the company’s premium Apple Watch bands with our coupon code 9TO5MAC15. Head below to enter the giveaway. more… The post 9to5Rewards: Apple Watch Series 5 giveaway + 15% off Longvadon luxury Watch straps appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • New disclosures filed this week reveal that Apple continues to spend less than other its competitors on Washington, D.C., lobbying. As detailed by MarketWatch, Apple’s spending hit $7.4 million on lobbying in 2019, which is a record for the company, but still considerably less than others. more… The post Apple spent a record amount on Washington lobbying in 2019, but far less than its competitors appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Google researchers have discovered “multiple security flaws” in Apple’s Safari browser, a new report from the Financial TImes says. The flaws were found in Safari’s Intelligent Tracking Prevention feature, which is designed to protect users from cross-site tracking and other online privacy concerns, and have since been fixed. more… The post Google researchers disclose multiple privacy flaws in Safari’s Intelligent Tracking Prevention feature appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Update: iOS 13.3.1 beta 3, iPadOS 13.3.1 beta 3, watchOS 6.1.2 beta 3, and tvOS 13.3.1 beta 3 now available for developers. Apple is also releasing the third public beta versions today as well. Apple is today releasing the third developer beta of iOS 13.3.1 and iPadOS 13.3.1. This comes a week after the second beta release. iOS 13.3.1 focuses on bug fixes and performance improvements. more… The post Apple releasing third developer beta of iOS 13.3.1 today [U] 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! https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/01/9to5Mac-Daily-01-22-2020.mp3 more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: January 22, 2020 – New iPad Pro and Smart Keyboard rumors, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple’s AirPods with Wireless Charging Case have dropped to $160 in today’s 9to5Toys Lunch Break, plus $300 off 16-inch MacBook Pro, and JVC’s 6.8-inch CarPlay Receiver is $380. You’ll find all that and more down below. more… The post AirPods 2 with wireless case $160, 16-inch MacBook Pro $300 off, more in today’s best deals appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Foxconn is still insisting that its ill-fated Wisconsin plant will be up and running at some point this year, despite the complete lack of progress to date… more… The post Foxconn still insists Wisconsin plant will open this year despite past record appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • There are some reports of audio cutouts and other problems when using the iPhone 11 with wireless CarPlay. Many of these relate to the BMW-made Mini, but others say the same thing is happening with the BMW Series 1 as well as Nissan and Honda models… more… The post Reports of audio cutouts and other glitches on iPhone 11 with wireless CarPlay appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple’s reported turnaround in India seems to be continuing, as iPhone assembler Wistron says that its third Indian iPhone plant is now ramping up for full-scale production after an earlier successful trial. Wistron was Apple’s first iPhone assembler in the country, and initially began production with the iPhone SE — still sold there — before adding the iPhone 6S and iPhone 7… more… The post Third Wistron Indian iPhone plant now ramping up to full production appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Doubt has been cast on the story that Apple gave in to FBI pressure on iCloud backups, and abandoned plans to switch to end-to-end encryption for these. In particular, it appears that the timing behind the claim may not be right… more… The post Doubt cast on story that Apple gave in to FBI pressure on iCloud backups appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • US President Donald Trump has again demanded that Apple compromise the security of iOS to unlock iPhones seized in criminal cases, saying that the company “holds the keys to many criminal minds.” His attack on Apple’s privacy measures were made in an interview with CNBC. ‘Frankly I’ve helped them a lot. I’ve given them waivers, because it’s a great company, but it made a big difference,’ Trump told Squawk Box co-host Joe Kernen, referring to tariff waivers in US-China trade war. ‘They could have given us that information. It would have been very helpful. Apple has to help us. And I’m very strong on it. They have the keys to so many criminals and criminal minds’ … more… The post Trump ironically rails against Apple privacy as FBI unlocks another iPhone 11 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A report from Digitimes suggests that the iPad Pro will get refreshed later this year, and with it, a new Smart Keyboard with backlit keys. Digitimes says Apple plans to roll out its “glowing” scissor switch keyboard across its products, starting with the 13-inch MacBook Pro in the first half of the year. more… The post Digitimes: Backlit Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro coming later this year, 13-inch MacBook Pro with scissor keys sooner appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is reportedly asking its chipmaker TSMC to increase production of the A13 processor due to higher-than-anticipated iPhone 11 demand. Bloomberg reports that the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro are selling particularly well in China. more… The post Apple reportedly asks TSMC to increase A13 chip production to keep up with iPhone 11 demand appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Sleep tracking with Apple Watch is a great way to gain new insight into your sleeping habits and trends over time. Apple is apparently working on its own sleep tracking features for Apple Watch, but those features aren’t available just yet. In the absence of a first-party solution for Apple Watch sleep tracking, a handful of incredibly powerful third-party apps have come to the App Store. more… The post These are the best sleep tracking apps for Apple Watch appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • According to a new report from Bloomberg this evening, Apple’s upcoming low-cost iPhone will enter mass production next month. This is the device that has commonly been referred to as the iPhone SE 2 and iPhone 9. more… The post Bloomberg: New low-cost iPhone entering production next month, could be released in March appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has built up some notable momentum with Apple TV+ in the few short months since the launch of the service, even bringing home some awards. Now a new report from Bloomberg says that the company may use original podcasts to create companion content for Apple TV+ shows and movies. more… The post Upcoming Apple Podcasts expansion into original content will include companion content for TV+ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Netflix today reported its earnings for Q4 2019, which is the first quarter in which Netflix had direct competition from Apple TV+. In the accompanying letter to shareholders, Netflix took a direct shot at the popularity of the Apple TV+ series “The Morning Show.” more… The post Netflix punches down at newcomer Apple TV+ in latest earnings release appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Kicking off 2020, security and privacy is a hot topic between the latest standoff between Apple and the FBI over the Pensacola incident as well as Apple reportedly abandoning its plan to bring end-to-end encryption to iCloud backups. With an in-depth report on what a robust iPhone cracking operation looks like from the inside, Fast Company shares some fascinating details and photos of NYC’s $10 million cyber lab. more… The post Here’s what a $10 million lab dedicated to cracking iPhones looks like appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • As the senate begins the impeachment trial of President Trump today, the rules state that senators can’t use phones or electronic devices of any sort while in the chamber. But apparently, some lawmakers think that the Apple Watch doesn’t fall under those restrictions. more… The post Bipartisanship in Washington: Senators from both parties break impeachment trial rules with Apple Watch appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • You’ve reached the end of For All Mankind, have finished your second run of The Morning Show, and it seems like there isn’t much to watch on Apple TV Plus. So how do you cancel your subscription? more… The post How to cancel Apple TV Plus on iOS and the web appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • With ever-growing apps, better cameras and high-resolution video there’s always plenty of competition for the precious storage space on your iOS device. Deleting apps is one solution, but it might be better to simply offload your iOS apps instead. more… The post How to offload apps in iOS to save space without deleting their data appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple today has added a new option for Apple Card users: the ability to export monthly statements in spreadsheet form. This means you can download your Apple Card data, and then import it into your budgeting setup of choice. more… The post Apple Card adds native support for exporting transactions to a spreadsheet appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple Business Chat continues to expand as a seamless way for companies to offer a more personalized and smooth customer experience. David’s Bridal is the latest company working on Apple Business Chat support and expects to be the first in its industry to do so. more… The post Apple Business Chat to bring ‘new level of personalization’ to David’s Bridal customers 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! https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/01/9to5Mac-Daily-01-21-2020.mp3 more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: January 21, 2020 – iCloud encryption, iPhone 12 rumors appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Tuesday’s best deals include Anker’s latest USB-C accessories, plus deals on official iPhone XS Max cases, and a Samsung Thunderbolt 3 solid-state drive. Head below for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Anker’s latest USB-C chargers highlight today’s best deals, plus iPhone cases, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A couple of weeks ago during CES 2020, Samsung took the wraps off the latest iteration of its T-series portable SSD line, the Samsung T7 Touch. The newest portable SSD in the South Korean giant’s portfolio comes with embedded PCIe NVMe flash storage for the first time, resulting in faster peak speeds compared to previous entries in the lineup. Additionally, the T7 Touch comes with a built-in solid state fingerprint security scanner to complement the password security that’s been present in previous generations of the T-series lineup. With the entry-level 500GB model coming in at the same $130 starting price as its predecessor, should you consider the Samsung T7 Touch as the next portable SSD companion for your MacBook or iPad Pro? Watch our hands-on video review for the details. more… The post Review: Samsung T7 Touch Portable SSD – faster than the T5 with fingerprint security in tow [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • There’s always been one major problem with Apple’s privacy claim that ‘What happens on your iPhone, stays on your iPhone‘: it isn’t true of iCloud backups. Although Apple uses end-to-end encryption for both iMessage and FaceTime, it doesn’t do the same for iCloud backups. They are encrypted, but Apple holds the key, meaning that the company has access to a copy of almost everything on your phone – and that includes stored messages. I’d long expected Apple to fix this, but a report today claims that the company has decided not to… more… The post Comment: Apple’s decision on iCloud backups is wrong, but also understandable appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A sharp looking app has landed for iPhone that turns it into a dash cam with smart features like automatic recording based on heavy braking or impact, Apple Maps integration, and simultaneous front and rear facing camera recording for iPhone 11 and XS. more… The post DUBL Drive easily turns new iPhone dual camera feature into smart dash cam appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • It’s award season and Apple is back with its annual movie sales to celebrate. This time around, we’re focusing on iconic titles from the last 70 years across a wide range of genres. Deals start at $5 with each title becoming a permanent addition to your collection. Head below for all of our top picks and more. more… The post Apple’s award season movie sale starts at $5 with top hits from the last 70 years appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The launch of 5G iPhones this year will help 2020 device growth, predicts Gartner, before the decline returns next year. Gartner’s annual global device forecast aims to predict shipments for all sizes of computing devices, from smartwatches to PCs. The company says that this year will see a rare return to growth… more… The post 5G iPhones will help 2020 device growth, before slowdown returns – Gartner appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The Apple vs Williams courtroom battle will be a groundbreaking case, whichever side wins. That’s the view of a prominent employment lawyer in California, who said the dispute between Apple and the engineer who lead its A-series chip development could hinge on some tricky details. It all comes down to how far Gerard Williams III stretched the protection afforded by California law … more… The post Apple vs Williams case will be ‘groundbreaking’ whoever wins, says key lawyer appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • According to a report from Reuters, Apple abandoned plans to release an end-to-end encrypted version of iCloud backups after facing complaints from the FBI who told Apple that it would hinder their investigations. The report says that Apple was working on the feature more than two years ago, but it was cancelled after the FBI raised concerns. One employee said “legal killed it, for reasons you can imagine”. more… The post Apple reportedly abandoned plans to roll out end-to-end encrypted iCloud backups, apparently due to pressure from the FBI appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • While Xnor.ai was best known for its ability to detect people in smart camera feeds, Macworld suggests that Apple’s main motivation for buying the company may have been to make Siri smarter. The most obvious reason for Apple’s acquisition of Xnor.ai was to improve people detection in HomeKit Secure Video. But as we noted at the time, the company’s tech has broader applications … more… The post Macworld speculates that Apple bought Xnor.ai to make Siri smarter appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Disney today announced that the Disney+ (Disney Plus) streaming service will launch in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria and Switzerland earlier than initially announced. more… The post Disney+ moves up release date of streaming service in Europe, announces pricing appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Because it’s a wearable, Apple Watch is naturally the best fit for a variety of use cases when you need access to a device quickly. Follow along for a few ways to use Apple Watch to discover songs. more… The post How to use Apple Watch to discover songs appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A new supply chain report from Macotakara today sheds new light on the sizing details of the 2020 iPhone lineup. The report also includes one notable caveat compared to what other reports have widely claimed we can expect from the iPhone 12 lineup in terms of design. more… The post Rumor: 6.7-inch iPhone 12 to be thinner than iPhone 11 Pro Max, more sizing details appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is now offering certified refurbished iPhone XS/Max models in various capacities from $699 shipped. Originally starting at $999 when released in September of 2018, this is the first time that Apple has offered them officially refurbished. If buying the latest-and-greatest iPhone doesn’t tickle your fancy, then why not grab last year’s model at a discount? The iPhone XS sports a 5.8-inch display while the XS Max offers a 6.7-inch behemoth. Both are Super Retina displays with OLED HDR panels. Plus, you’ll net FaceID, wireless charging capabilities, a waterproof design, dual cameras, and more. Apple refurbished products come with a full one-year warranty and all original accessories. more… The post Apple now sells the iPhone XS/Max officially refurbished from $699 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • As we highlighted earlier today, Apple CEO Tim Cook is in Ireland this week to receive an award in recognition of Apple’s 40-year history in the country. After being recognized by IDA Ireland today, Cook sat down with IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan for a brief conversation. more… The post Tim Cook says AR is the ‘next big thing,’ teases Apple’s health initiatives that are ’cause for hope’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro offers a variety of shortcuts according to each application, but sometimes it doesn’t work as expected. Users may eventually experience unexpected behaviors with it such as freezes or specific buttons not responding. If this has happened to you, be aware that you can fix it without having to restart your Mac, so follow along for how to fix the Touch Bar when it stops working. more… The post Mac: How to fix and restart the Touch Bar when it stops working appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple made the rack-mountable version of the Mac Pro available last week, and now the first orders are arriving to customers. As expected, the folks at MacStadium are planning to host the new Mac Pro in their data centers, and they’ve gotten their hands on the new rack-mountable machine today. more… The post Here’s our first look at Apple’s brand new rack-mounted Mac Pro appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Friday’s best deals include second-generation AirPods from $129, plus 13-inch MacBook Air is $900, and you can grab a 21-inch iMac for $950. Head below for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Monday’s best deals include AirPods from $129, 13-inch MacBook Air $199 off, 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. Enjoy the podcast?: Shop Apple at Amazon to support 9to5Mac Daily! https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/01/9to5Mac-Daily-01-20-2020.mp3 more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: January 20, 2020 – iPhone holiday popularity, iOS security appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple Watch sleep tracking app NapBot is out today with a big update that brings some handy new features including background tracking so it can work without iPhone, daily notifications, support for all complication types, redesigned Siri watch face card, trend for awake minutes, and more. more… The post NapBot Apple Watch sleep tracker adds iPhone-free app, new complications, awake trends, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The police service in Scotland has posted a video showing a Cellebrite device in action, accessing text messages, photos, and calendar entries from a smartphone. The same device is used by many US law enforcement agencies… more… The post Police video shows Cellebrite device in action, says it ‘minimizes intrusion’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The Apple versus chip engineer court battle has begun, with a judge ruling on pre-trial motions from both sides. Apple is suing Gerard Williams III for breach of contract after he left Apple in March of last year and set up his own chip company. Williams is credited with leading the development of all the A-series processors from the A7 chip in the iPhone 5s in 2013 through to the A12X chip used in the current iPad Pro range… more… The post Apple versus chip engineer: Apple wins two pre-trial motions, Williams one appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The latest sales research report from CIRP suggests that the iPhone 11 series has been well-received, with the combination of iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max accounting for 69% of all iPhones sold in the United States between October and December 2019. Unsurprisingly, the cheaper iPhone 11 was most popular, accounting for 39% of all iPhones sold. The year-old iPhone XR also continues to sell well at its newly-reduced $599 price point. more… The post Report: iPhone 11 and 11 Pro models make up 69% of US iPhone sales in holiday quarter appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Tim Cook is in Ireland to receive an award in recognition of Apple’s 40 years of investment in Ireland. Apple’s CEO is set to collect that award from prime minister Leo Varadkar. While there, Cook indirectly addressed criticism of Apple’s use of Ireland as its European HQ in order to reduce its tax bill in Europe… more… The post Tim Cook in Ireland to collect award, says global corporate tax reform needed appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Jennifer Aniston last won the Screen Actor’s Guild (SAG) award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series, for her portrayal of Alex Levy in The Morning Show. She was up against four other actors for the award: Olivia Colman (The Crown), Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown), Jodie Comer (Killing Eve), and Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale) … more… The post Jennifer Aniston is surprise winner of SAG award for The Morning Show appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • In what is now an annual tradition, Apple has dedicated its homepage at apple.com to celebrating Martin Luther King Jr Day. Each year, Apple chooses a one-sentence quote, which this year is: Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. more… The post Apple once more dedicates homepage to celebrating Martin Luther King Jr Day appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Want to get rid of an old iCloud backup or hit the reset button and start over fresh? Follow along for how to delete iCloud backups on iPhone and iPad. more… The post iPhone: How to delete iCloud backups appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple continues to promote the “slofie” feature of iPhone 11. The company has shared two new advertisements for the feature on YouTube today, highlighting the slo-mo selfie capabilities of the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. more… The post Apple highlights iPhone 11 ‘slofie’ feature in adventurous new videos appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple today announced the release date for its highly-anticipated limited series starring Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery and more. Defending Jacob debuts April 24 on Apple TV+. The show tells the story of a father who is dealing with the aftermath of his teenage son being accused of murder. It is based off a novel of the same name. more… The post Apple TV+ sets release date for Defending Jacob series, starring Chris Evans appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Following the news of Home Before Dark, Apple has also announced the release date for its first TV+ project with Steven Spielberg, the remake of Amazing Stories. Five episodes will be released on March 6. Amazing Stories includes the final performance of Robert Forster, who passed away in October. Apple also today announced that its first British TV production, called ‘Trying’, will debut May 1 on its streaming service. more… The post Apple announces release date for Steven Spielberg’s ‘Amazing Stories’ and Apple TV+’s first British series appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • As part of the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, Apple today announced that its original drama series Home Before Dark will premiere on April 3rd, on its Apple TV+ streaming service. The show is inspired by the true story of reporter Hilde Lysiak, who broke the story of a murder in her town aged 11. more… The post Apple TV+ announces Home Before Dark drama premiering April 3, renews for second season appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • In this week’s top stories: Apple stands firm against the FBI, new MacBook Pro evidence, what to expect from Apple in 2020, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest news.more… The post This week’s top stories: Apple vs the FBI, macOS Pro Mode, new MacBook rumors, and more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • By default, the Apple TV plays full-screen trailers of shows from Apple TV+ and other sources on the home screen. However, you can disable it. Here’s how. more… The post How to remove home screen trailers from Apple TV appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Instagram has made several different attempts at growing usage of its IGTV platform, including a pinned IGTV icon at the top of your Instagram feed. As it turns out, that IGTV button wasn’t doing much to drive users towards IGTV, and Facebook has now made the decision to remove it. more… The post Instagram drops IGTV button as the platform struggles to gain adoption appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • I’ve been an Apple Music subscriber since day one when it launched in 2015. Despite times of flirting with Spotify, the easy access with all my Apple devices, a familiar interface, and iCloud Music Library (for my custom live music), Apple Music has always been home for my family. If you’d told me in 2005 that we’d be paying $14.99 per month for my entire family to access virtually all the music in the world, I would have thought you were crazy. Apple Music’s family plan is one of the best deals of any service around. As we look ahead to iOS 14 and 2020, I do have a straightforward feature request. I want Apple to build an Apple Music ‘Kids’ Mode’ to preserve For You and Replay results. more… The post Feature Request: Apple Music ‘Kids’ Mode’ to preserve For You and Replay results appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Spotify has been doubling down on its podcast efforts recently, a move that it hopes will increase retention of existing users and draw more users from competitors. The Wall Street Journal now reports that Spotify is in “early talks” to acquire the sports and pop-culture outlet the “Ringer.” more… The post As Apple prepares original podcasts, Spotify reportedly in talks to acquire the ‘Ringer’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple often rolls out background software updates to its truly wireless earbuds like AirPods and AirPods Pro. Usually, these updates focus on minor bug fixes, but a recent AirPods Pro update appears to have made some notable changes to sound quality and noise cancellation. more… The post AirPods Pro firmware update improved sound accuracy but reduced noise isolation, testing says appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • One of the biggest disappointments of the 2010s for me in education was the K-12 digital book market never evolved into much of anything with Apple, Amazon, or Google. They have little leverage with textbook publishers, and in reality, there is very little money to be made for the big technology publishers without making a few acquisitions. When Apple announced digital textbook support back in 2012, they had high hopes, but sadly, not much came of it. Even beyond textbooks, Apple and Amazon, have done little to reinvent the library experience in schools. Amazon would be an ideal partner for schools, but their education offering is weak. Sora looks to be the perfect solution for K–12 libraries wanting to make a digital transformation. more… The post Making the Grade: Sora is the solution for K-12 libraries wanting to make a digital transformation appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Amid its ongoing encryption battle with the FBI, Apple has published its latest biannual transparency report. This report reveals how many requests were made for user data by governments around the world, and how many with which Apple could comply. more… The post Apple publishes new transparency report detailing govt data requests and App Store removals appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • UFC 246 McGregor vs. Cowboy marks the first time Conor McGregor is stepping into the Octagon since 2018. The fight is happening at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, January 18 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. Read on to learn how to watch the fight on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV. more… The post How to watch UFC 246 McGregor vs. Cowboy on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • After a little privacy snafu last month around the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro still tracking location data even when users had turned off location services, Apple has added a toggle specifically for the UWB chip in the latest iOS 13.3.1 beta. more… The post Apple addresses location privacy issue with iPhone 11 chip in second iOS 13.3.1 beta appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • NAMM 2020 is easily one of, if not, the biggest show of the year for producers, musicians, and the folks that design the gear we all use. Now that most of the biggest NAMM 2020 announcements have hit the net, it’s time to roundup the best-of-the-best. Down below you’ll find a selection of our favorite new gear that was unveiled at this year’s show along with some honorable mentions for home producers, content creators, streamers, and much more. more… The post Best and most exciting new gear from NAMM 2020: Moog, Apogee, Akai, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • We learned just this morning that Tile would be testifying to Congress over antitrust concerns aimed at Apple along with Google and Amazon. Now that opening statements have been made in today’s hearing, we’ve learned specifics about Tile’s concerns when it comes to the Find My app, Apple’s yet to be announced AirTag product, and access to the iPhone’s hardware. more… The post [Update: Apple responds] Tile goes to Congress to battle Apple before AirTags competitor even gets unveiled appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Last year at WWDC and then on its website, Apple highlighted some of the major developers that would bring apps from iOS to Mac with its Catalyst framework. One of those was Gameloft’s highly popular Asphalt 9: Legends. Now after a few delays, it has quietly landed on the Mac App Store. more… The post Gameloft launches Asphalt 9 on Mac with Catalyst after delay appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Friday’s best deals include $199 off iPad Pro, Anker’s latest iPhone-matching power banks, and Lutron HomeKit lighting. Head below for all that and more. more… The post Save on iPad Pro, Anker’s new iPhone-matching accessories, HomeKit lighting, more in today’s deals appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple usually comes up with creative ways to celebrate Earth Day each spring and this year, it’s going to release an original animated film starring the voice of Meryl Streep based on the children’s book, Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers. Apple has also signed Julia Louis-Dreyfus to a content deal for upcoming TV+ properties. more… The post Apple TV+ original animated Earth Day film voiced by Meryl Streep; Julia Louis-Dreyfus signs content deal 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 Longvadon: Get 15% off Longvadon’s premium leather Apple Watch bands with code 9TO5MAC15.  Enter the Apple Watch Series 5 Giveaway here. https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/01/9to5Mac-Daily-01-17-2020.mp3 more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: January 17, 2020 – iPhone 12 Face ID upgrade, 9to5Toys deals appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple Arcade launched with close to 100 titles and the service is seeing new games added regularly. Follow along with our guide on the latest from Apple’s gaming service. more… The post These are the latest Apple Arcade games for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and Apple TV appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Three different civil liberties groups are backing Apple in its refusal to create a weakened version of iOS to allow the FBI access to two iPhones used by the Pensacola shooter. They support Apple’s position that compromising iPhone encryption would be a far greater risk to national security than not gaining access to the phones… more… The post Civil liberties groups back Apple against FBI in Pensacola iPhones case appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the iPhone XS Smart Battery Case repair program, the new Sensei app for Mac, Apple’s AI startup acquisition, the new Apple security battle with the FBI, racked mounted Mac Pro launch, a new ‘Pro Mode’ coming to Macs, and the latest Apple TV+ developments. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or through our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes are released every Friday. https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/01/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-01-16-2020.mp3 more… The post 9to5Mac Happy Hour 260: Apple security and the FBI, ‘Pro Mode’ for Macs appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • TSMC, which makes the A-series chips for Apple’s iPhones and iPads, says it may in future make chips in the US… more… The post Apple A-series chipmaker TSMC says it may make chips in the US appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • iPhone growth is usually depicted in charts like the one on the above left. It looks impressive, but chartmeister Jason Snell argues that it underrepresents the true rate of growth … more… The post Dramatic chart shows why most graphics underrepresent iPhone growth appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • What would happen if you took the default image for every Mac wallpaper from Cheetah to Catalina, and combined them into a single image? The above, is what… more… The post Every Mac wallpaper from 10.0 Cheetah to 10.15 Catalina – in a single image appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • This weekend’s new TV show and movie sale at Apple delivers a handful of notable deals, including The Office at one of its best prices yet. You’ll also find various $5 movies on sale and more down below. Hit the jump for all of our top picks. more… The post Apple has The Office complete series for $30, more movies from $5 this weekend appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The Robin team today announced that its ProLine Compact Video Doorbell now support HomeKit Secure Video, having received certification sign-off from Apple earlier this week. Secure Video integration allows motion clips to be automatically saved to the user’s iCloud account. Robin has been leading the charge in the HomeKit doorbell space, being the first company to ship a HomeKit compatible doorbell of any kind last year. However, the doorbells come at a (literal) cost. more… The post Robin ProLine is the first HomeKit Secure Video doorbell appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Smart tag maker Tile will today testify against Apple in the latest hearing of the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust subcommittee. Apple is working on its own Tile-like tracking device, likely to be called AirTag, and Tile isn’t happy about it… more… The post Tile will testify against Apple in today’s Congressional antitrust hearing appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Goldman Sachs has said that while Apple may ‘lay claim’ to having created the Apple Card, it is the bank that holds all the cards when it comes to decision-making. The bank’s chief financial officer also implied that it isn’t going to worry about Apple’s reputation when it comes to the way it pursues debtors… more… The post Apple may ‘lay claim’ to Apple Card, but Goldman Sachs is in charge, says bank appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has started sending out push notification reminders to users who are eligible to redeem a free year of Apple TV+, but have not yet done so. more… The post Apple reminding customers to redeem their free year of Apple TV+ as offer deadline approaches appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple TV+ offers exclusive Apple original TV shows and movies in 4K HDR quality. You can watch across all of your screens and pick up where you left off on any device. Apple TV+ costs $4.99 per month. Here’s every Apple original television show and movie available now on Apple TV+, as well as the latest trailers …more… The post Apple TV+ Guide: Here are all the Apple TV shows and movies available now appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple’s latest Apple Pay promotion is all about the fun. From today through January 30, you can get a 50% discount on game play at Dave and Buster’s when you use Apple Pay. more… The post Latest Apple Pay promotion gets you 50% off Dave and Buster’s game play appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Facebook is moving away from its controversial plans to sell ads in WhatsApp, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. The report says that Facebook has “disbanded” the team that was leading efforts to find the best way to integrates ads into the service. more… The post Facebook reportedly drops controversial plan to sell ads in WhatsApp, with one exception appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Do you have some, or maybe even a lot of pictures you’ve shot with iPhone that you’d like to turn off the Live Photos effect? Follow along for how to turn off Live Photos for existing pictures. more… The post iPhone: How to turn off Live Photos for existing pictures appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The Unofficial Apple Archive, a website that gathers hundreds of videos and images from Apple campaigns since 1977, has launched, and we’ve made a roundup of the weird and wonderful standouts. Created by Sam Henri Gold, the archive goes beyond what we already know about the company. It also revealed some campaigns that have not been previously seen, including unreleased advertisements and internal materials from the marketing team. more… The post Take a look at some Apple campaigns you’ve probably never seen before appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • NBC has officially entered the streaming wars today with the announcement of its upcoming Peacock service. While various reports over the last several months painted a picture of what to expect from Peacock, NBCUniversal unveiled most of the official details today. more… The post NBC officially unveils ‘Peacock’ streaming service, launching in July with 3 different tiers appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • This week on 9to5Mac Watch, Zac explores recent stories that show how the Apple Watch can be your silent health guardian with fall detection and heart rate alerts, his experience testing Series 5 battery life in different modes during half marathon races, short term and long term goals with Apple Watch in 2020, and more. 9to5Mac Watch Time is a podcast series hosted by Zac Hall. In this series, we talk to real people about how the Apple Watch is affecting their lives. 9to5Mac Watch Time is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, and your favorite podcast players through RSS. Subscribe now to catch up with each episode and automatically hear new episodes as soon as they’re released every two weeks. Sponsored by FITIV: Download FITIV Pulse, the ultimate all-in-one fitness solution for iOS and Apple Watch & get 33% off a year subscription w/ code FIT33 https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/01/9to5Mac-Watch-Time-01-16-2020.mp3 more… The post 9to5Mac Watch Time episode 13: Silent health guardian, 2020 goals, Activity Challenge appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Universal Audio Luna is a brand new all-in-one recording platform. Makers of the the amazing Apollo and Arrow audio interfaces, UA is employing its over 60 years of analog audio expertise to the new analog music creation and recording platform. Those familiar with the brand are likely expecting an astronomical price tag and a brand new interface to come along with Luna, but this is in fact a massive downloadable add-on for existing Universal Audio interface users. Not to mention one of the most exciting new announcements from NAMM 2020 yet. Jump below the fold for all the details. more… The post Universal Audio unveils incredible new Luna music recording platform for Mac appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple’s first original film, The Banker was set to premiere back in November last year with a wider theatrical release in December. However, the premiere was canceled first followed by the theatrical release after “accusations of historical inaccuracy and sexual abuse” came to light. Now after reviewing the situation, Apple is moving forward with the release of The Banker in March. more… The post Apple TV+ planning first theatrical movie release with ‘The Banker’ after delay over controversy appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The Pro Display XDR landed on my desktop a few days ago, and I’ve spent enough time with it to gather some early first thoughts about Apple’s high-end monitor. As a former 27-inch Thunderbolt Display owner, I’ve been pining for a modern replacement for it for years, but is this the answer? Watch our unboxing and overview as I consider the Pro Display XDR top features in our hands-on video walkthrough. more… The post Pro Display XDR top features — amazing build quality and stunning view [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • On its Newsroom website today, Apple is sharing the story of an Apple team member who is “giving people in need new beginnings.” The story specifically focuses on the Saints of Steel nonprofit. more… The post Apple shares story of ‘Saints of Steel’ nonprofit founded by Apple Park team member appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Save $200 on Apple’s 9.7-inch iPad Cellular 128 GB in today’s 9to5Toys Lunch Break, along with the Beats Studio3 Skyline Collection at $190, iPhone 7 pre-paid at $199. Head below for all that and more. more… The post Thursday deals: 9.7-inch iPad Cell 128 GB $200 off, Beats Studio3 Skyline Collection $190, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has announced that it is partnering with the National Basketball Association. The deal will specifically focus on Apple Music, with the NBA and Apple highlighting up-and-coming independent artists. more… The post Apple Music teams up with the NBA for exclusive ‘Base:Line’ playlist appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Analysts from Barclays are out with a new investor note, in which they predict that Apple’s iPhone 12 lineup will include upgraded Face ID sensors, among other changes. The analysts also corroborate claims made by Ming-Chi Kuo. more… The post Barclays: iPhone 12 to feature ‘refreshed’ Face ID, 3D time-of-flight sensors appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • One of the things I love about the Apple ecosystem is the device independence. I can receive alerts, text messages, and even phone calls on whichever device happens to be in front of me at the time, whether it’s Apple Watch, iPhone, iPad, or Mac. And for most things, that works well… more… The post Feature Request: Dismiss Calendar and Reminder alerts from all devices appeared first on 9to5Mac.