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  • One of the main draws of AirPods has always been their ability to essentially be invisible, both to the user and to people around them. When they were first introduced they had two features, the ability to play music and the ability to talk to Siri with a tap. But over the past 5 years, Apple has added new features both through hardware revisions and in software updates that have us wondering if AirPods deserve their own companion app on iPhone. Here’s what we think it should look like. more… The post Concept: AirPods have outgrown the Bluetooth menu, they deserve their own app appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The popular gamer-focused messaging platform “Discord” is finally working on an update for its macOS app that brings full support to Macs with M1 chip and later. Although the update is not yet officially available to the public, it can be downloaded as a beta app for now. more… The post Discord working on update for its macOS app to run natively on M1, now available in beta appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Black Friday has finally arrived, and it’s now time to to take a look at ways you can keep your home (or campsite) powered at some of the year’s best prices. The official BLUETTI Black Friday sale is now here, delivering some of the largest discounts the company has ever offered. Ranging from the whole-home AC300 and B300 portable power stations setup to the lower-cost portable alternatives, we outline the best deals on BLUETTI for Black Friday 2021 down below more… The post Save up to $4,000 on BLUETTI portable power stations, solar panels, more with Black Friday discounts appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • While we’ve been rounding up all of the best Black Friday action this week, the shopping event is beginning to come to an end. Even so, there are still plenty of notable deals out there and up for the taking. Our team at 9to5Toys has been working around the clock to deliver the best discounts, and now with time fading, we’re rounding up some of our favorite offers still up for grabs. Below, you’ll find our list of the top 10 Black Friday deals still available as of now. more… The post Top 10 Black Friday deals still available appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • When $29 AirTag is better than nothing, and collars already exist, they only work if an Apple device is nearby. That’s why Apple doesn’t recommend using AirTags for pets (or kids!) The same goes for Tile trackers, which rely on the app on people’s phones nearby. I’ve had a Fi on our escape-artist Husky for a year now, and it’s already found her twice in the woods where AirTags won’t work. Note: Fi is $100 off at $50 for Black Friday more… The post AirTags for your dog? Fi will track your buddy everywhere for $50 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Mujjo has been making high-quality iPhone cases for ten years and they’ve been a perennial favorite for many of us at 9to5Mac. But with MagSafe on modern iPhones, does it make sense to pick up a wallet case without magnets? Read on for a closer look at the Mujjo iPhone 13 Leather Wallet Case and why it still offers a compelling experience. more… The post Review: Here’s how Mujjo’s iPhone 13 Leather Wallet Case makes sense in a MagSafe world appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Following the announcement of the new M1 Pro and M1 Max-powered MacBook Pros last month, a trend quickly emerged with multiple big tech companies rolling out the new machines to their engineering teams. At the time, companies making the upgrade included Uber, Twitter, and Reddit. Now, Reddit staff engineer Jameson Williams has shared a detailed breakdown of the improvements the company expects to see with the new MacBook Pro models. more… The post Reddit engineer details how the new M1 Max MacBook Pro can save devs time and money appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Welcome to our list of the best Black Friday Mac and iOS app deals. Our annual roundup of the best iOS app deals features all of the top-tier games and productivity suites out there at some of the best prices of the year so you can load up your library at a major discount. This year also features some of the lowest prices of 2021 on premier Mac apps, from Parallels Desktop 17 and and Affinity design software to the new Pixelmator Pro, and much more. All listed out into neat categories for your browsing pleasure, head below the fold for the annual 9to5 list of the best Black Friday Mac and iOS app deals.  more… The post Hundreds of the best Mac and iOS apps are now on sale for Black Friday! appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • aftermarket displays and new cars that you can buy today. As CarPlay support shows up from more manufacturers, we’re also seeing more developers enable CarPlay capabilities in their own apps. Once you install these apps on your iPhone, they appear on your CarPlay-enabled display when you connect your iPhone. Read on for the growing list of iPhone apps that support CarPlay. more… The post [Update: First food ordering app] Best CarPlay apps for iPhone appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • I’ve been using Apple’s dramatically redesigned iPad mini for about two months now, and my biggest takeaway is that it’s a great device for reading and note taking. But as you’ll see in my iPad mini 6 extended-use review, it’s not without compromise. Although the 2021 iPad mini isn’t without its flaws, its strengths – namely, portability and pound-for-pound capability – have made it an integral part of my workflow. Should you consider making it a part of your technology stack? Is it worth the $100 price increase over the outgoing model? Watch my hands-on video as I discuss the merits of Apple’s pint-sized tablet after some extended usage. more… The post iPad mini 6 extended-use review – There’s no substitute for portability [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Popular HomeKit smart light maker Nanoleaf is out today with an all-new product. The Lines HomeKit-enabled modular lights are a totally new form factor from Nanoleaf and feature a slick aesthetic for your home, office, or any space you can think of. We got a chance to test out Lines ahead of today’s pre-order launch, read on for all the details. Update 11/26: The Nanoleaf Lines are now shipping. more… The post Hands-on: Nanoleaf expands HomeKit collection with modular new ‘Lines’ [Update: Now available] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • It seems like just yesterday we were all relishing the end of 2020 and looking ahead to 2021. Now, 2021 is nearing its end, and many of us are preparing to enjoy the Christmas season. Adding HomeKit support to my Christmas decorations was my first introduction to HomeKit, so it’s only fitting that we kick off the season with my official guide to automating your Christmas decorations. more… The post HomeKit Weekly: Tis the season to automate all your Christmas decorations with HomeKit appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Black Friday is finally here! While you’ll find all of the deals through the week, today has three notable discounts worth highlighting above the rest. First up, Apple Watch Series 6 is seeing a clearance sale from $320 alongside HomePod mini from $80. Not to mention, a massive selection of Anker iPhone accessories from $12. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Apple Watch Series 6 sees Black Friday clearance from $320, HomePod mini $80, Anker sale, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple’s annual Black Friday shopping event has arrived, and unsurprisingly, the “deals” offer quite a bit to be desired. Apple isn’t offering cash discounts on any of its products, but rather rewarding customers with an Apple Store gift card with select purchases. For most Apple products, you can save quite a bit more by looking elsewhere… more… The post PSA: There are much better deals out there than Apple’s Black Friday ‘shopping event’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • I continue to love my M1 Max MacBook Pro in the main – especially the cool and silent running, and the impressive real-world battery-life – but three (or possibly four) annoying macOS Monterey bugs are somewhat spoiling the experience. Two of the issues have been ongoing almost from the start, and they are now getting old. more… The post MacBook Pro Diary: Three Monterey bugs are taking a little shine off the machine appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple sales in Turkey have resumed after the company suspended them due to a currency crash in the country. However, local prices have been increased by 25% to reflect the devaluation of the Turkish lira against the US dollar. Apple suspended sales from the local online store, and there have been conflicting reports that it also turned people away from retail stores … more… The post Apple sales in Turkey resume, but with a 25% price hike to reflect currency crash appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • As part of hitting back at spyware company NSO, Apple alerted a Polish prosecutor that her iPhone appears to have been compromised by Pegasus. This also gives us our first look at the text of Apple’s security alerts. Although Poland has not admitted purchasing and using the spyware, there is significant evidence that it has done so … more… The post Apple alerted Polish prosecutor that her iPhone has likely been compromised by NSO appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has been fined €10M ($11.3M) in Italy for what competition authorities say is the misuse of customer data. Google has been fined the same amount for the same thing. It follows a $225M fine in the same country earlier this week for price fixing between Apple and Amazon … more… The post Apple has been fined $11M for misuse of customer data in Italy appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Looking to get your first smart vacuum, upgrade an older model, or add to your existing setup? Dreametech has an impressive lineup of smart appliances to seamlessly keep your home spotless. And for the holidays, it is offering great deals on its D9 Robot Vacuum and Mop, T20 Cordless Stick Vacuum, and more. Keep reading for all the details including a special discount for 9to5Mac readers for up to 30% off Dreametech. more… The post Get 30% off Dreametech’s powerful and smart D9 Robot Vacuum and Mop appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Black Friday is now here at 9to5Mac, and our team over at 9to5Toys has been working around the clock to bring you all of the best deals. Through Thanksgiving week, we’ll be delivering all of the most notable markdowns on Apple devices, home goods, fashion, and much more. As always, the major players will be center stage this week, with Amazon, Walmart, Target, Best Buy, and many others offering up notable deals. Head below for the best Black Friday 2021 Apple deals and more. more… The post Best Black Friday 2021 Apple Deals: M1 iPad Pro $250 off, AirPods 3 hit $150, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The iPhone 13 Pro devices come with some great new camera capabilities with one of them being powerful performance for up-close shots and footage. Let’s look at how to take iPhone 13 Pro macro photos and videos. more… The post iPhone 13 Pro: How to take macro photos and videos appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Black Friday is upon us as Thanksgiving week is under way, with a collection of the latest from Apple already going on sale. While you’ll find discounts on AirPods, iPhone 13 accessories, and much more, we’re also seeing a number of Black Friday Mac deals, too. With price cuts on the more affordable wearables in Apple’s stable kicking off the festivities this year, you can head below for all of the best Mac Black Friday deals. more… The post Best MacBook Black Friday 2021 deals: Mac mini $429, M1 MacBook Air $149 off, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Black Friday is upon us as Thanksgiving week draws closer, with a collection of the latest from Apple already going on sale. While you’ll find discounts on AirPods, iPhone 13 accessories, and much more, we’re also seeing a number of Black Friday Apple Watch deals, too. With price cuts on the more affordable wearables in Apple’s stable kicking off the festivities this year, you can head below for all of the best Apple Watch Black Friday deals. more… The post Best Black Friday Apple Watch deals: Series 7 from $380, Series 6 from $320, SE $60 off, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Black Friday is upon us as Thanksgiving week draws closer, with a collection of the latest from Apple already going on sale. While you’ll find discounts on AirPods, iPhone 13 accessories, and much more, we’re also seeing a number of Black Friday Apple Watch deals, too. With price cuts on the more affordable wearables in Apple’s stable kicking off the festivities this year, you can head below for all of the best Apple Watch Black Friday deals. more… The post Best iPhone Black Friday 2021 deals: Save on iPhone 13 series, trade-in promos, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • All of the Black Friday savings are beginning to go live, with a collection of the latest from Apple already up for grabs. While you’ll find discounts on AirPods, iPhone 13 accessories, and much more, we’re also seeing a number of Black Friday deals on iPads. Ranging from the new M1 devices to must-have accessories, you can head below for all of the best iPad Black Friday deals. more… The post Best Black Friday 2021 iPad deals: 11-inch M1 iPad Pro $250 off, accessories, and more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The Apple Store Black Friday shopping event is now live in the United States. Customers can get up to a $200 gift card with the purchase of a qualifying product. The offers run through Cyber Monday, November 29. Of course, for the best value Apple deals around, find full coverage on 9to5Toys across this weekend. more… The post Apple Store Black Friday deals now live: get $25-$200 gift card with eligible iPhone, iPad, Mac purchase appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The Santa Rosa Police Department is investigating a recent “smash-and-grab” burglary that occurred this week at an Apple Store in Northern California. more… The post Suspects escape after Apple Store smash-and-grab by teens is caught on camera on Wednesday in California appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Nearly three years ago, Apple made news when it poached a prominent Samsung executive in charge of next-generation battery development. Fast forward to now and that same battery guru has been poached again — only this time by a major carmaker. more… The post Apple loses ‘global head of battery developments’ to Volkswagen over EV ambitions appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Let’s take a little drive together. Pack your iPhone, a small bag, and, well, everything on our road trip gift guide. From adding CarPlay in your vehicle to MagSafe iPhone mounts and the best charging cables for car rides, we’ve got must-have recommendations that make great gifts — even if you’re shopping for yourself. more… The post 9to5Mac Gift Guide: CarPlay and must-have iPhone accessories for the road appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • On the same note that Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says the company will launch a new AR headset in 2022, he also predicts that the iPhone will live for as long as 10 more years, and after that, Apple will replace it with AR. more… The post Kuo: Apple plans to replace the iPhone with AR in 10 years appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • In a note to investors seen by 9to5Mac, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo details a bit more of the company’s long-rumored AR headset project, which is said to launch in 2022. more… The post Kuo: Apple’s AR headset to launch in 2022 with Mac-level computing power, will operate without the iPhone appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Everyone should backup their stuff. The files on your computers and devices make up a lifetime of sentimental photos, years of work on projects, critical personal documents, and many other kinds of irreplaceable data. Use backup and sync with cloud storage from pCloud and you never have to worry about losing any of it. Store and save just about anything in pCloud. And the best part is unlike many of their competitors, pCloud offers cloud storage for life for one lifetime price — no recurring subscription. And with the Black Friday sale, you can save 75% on a lifetime plan with a single one-off payment. more… The post Get pCloud to back up your Mac for life with no monthly subscription (75% off for Black Friday) appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Wdgts was one of the first apps to bring widgets to iOS 8’s Notification Center in 2014, and it let users easily access a calendar, currency converter, and even a calculator. After seven years, developer Tanmay Sonawane – who’s also behind Soor music player – introduced Wdgts 2 with a major redesign to the app. more… The post ‘Wdgts’ app gets completely rebuilt with home screen widgets and macOS version appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Thanksgiving has arrived and all of the best deals have followed. Headlining is a new all-time low on AirPods Max at $120 off for Black Friday, which is joined by a rare Apple TV 4K sale and Apple Watch Series 7 from $380. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Thanksgiving deals: AirPods Max $120 off, Apple TV 4K $160, Apple Watch Series 7, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • It’s not every day you can see a perfect-looking Apple Computer I motherboard. Combine it with Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak holding and signing his 1976 invention, and you get one of those rare Apple fanboy moments. more… The post Steve Wozniak signs rare 1976 Apple I motherboard in Dubai appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Hyper is out with the best prices of the year on Mac and iPad accessories, thanks to its Big Black Friday Sale. Hyper creates its accessories to both look and work great with Apple products including the latest iPhones, iPads, and Macs. This year sees 30% off across the site for Hyper products plus doorbuster discounts up to 60% off while supplies last. Save on USB-C hubs and chargers including the super sleek and capable VIPER 10-in-2 Dual HDMI Display USB-C Hub, the latest Dual 4K HDMI Adapter for M1 MacBook, the new Form-fitting USB-C Hubs for iMac 24-Inch, and much more. more… The post Hyper’s Big Black Friday Sale: 30-60% off USB-C hubs, batteries, charging stands, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Benjamin finally has time to share his hands-on thoughts with his new 16-inch MacBook Pro. Meanwhile, Apple reportedly has an aggressive timeline for its autonomous car project, and the company is suing the NSO Group for repeated state-sponsored iPhone spyware hacks. Happy Thanksgiving! Sponsored by Simply Mac: The Simply Mac Black Friday sale is on, offering savings of up to 50% on a whole range of Apple products and accessories – with child and adult Segway scooters thrown into the mix! Sponsored by Hyper: Get 30% off site wide when you shop at Hyper for Black Friday. Also, don’t miss out on doorbuster discounts up to 60% off while supplies last. Sponsored by Prisoner Wine: Go to ThePrisonerWine.com/HAPPYHOUR for 20% off plus shipping included on your first purchase – get it in time for the Holidays. Sponsored by Ladder: Go to Ladder.com/HappyHour today to see if you’re instantly approved. 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 357: Hands on with the new MacBook Pro, Apple Car back on the road and more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • As someone that grew up playing video games, working at a game store (EBGames RIP), and generally can talk the good, the bad, and the ugly of every generation – this is a golden age for video games. Between Stadia, the Xbox Game Pass, the incredible in-game experiences on the Playstation 5, and the mobility of solutions of Apple Arcade and Nintendo Switch – there are so many incredible games that could consume all of your time. If you’re a subscriber of Apple Arcade either directly or through Apple One, there are a number of really great titles to play. The perfect addition to Apple Arcade is the Rotor Riot MFI certified iPhone controller. more… The post Review: Rotor Riot MFI certified controller is the perfect addition for Apple Arcade appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Just when you think robot cleaners can’t get any more convenient, the next generation comes along. The Neabot NoMo Q11 is one of a handful of robot vacuum cleaners and mops which don’t just do the cleaning for you, but also empty their own on-board bins. I noted in a recent Smart Home Diary piece that the technology never stands still … more… The post Tested: Neabot NoMo Q11 self-emptying robocleaner appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • It’s Thanksgiving in the United States, and many of us are getting ready to spend time with family, watch some American football, relax, and hunt for iPad, or Mac, so here are some tips to help those devices run better. more… The post Thanksgiving Tech Support: Essential tips to assist friends and family during the holidays appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Photography and videography gifts are a great option for anyone who sees their iPhone as a camera first and a phone second. Many of the options are equally useful for those who also shoot with a mirrorless or DSLR camera. Here are some ideas for gifts at all budget levels, from stocking-filler to main present… more… The post Gift Guide: Photography and videography gifts for iPhone users appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • US mobile carriers are trying to reduce 5G aviation fears by offering to temporarily reduce base station power across the country, with output very tightly limited near airports. They propose to do this for six months, to allow time for the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) to carry out further studies. The situation appears to be rather a bizarre one given the complete lack of evidence for any risks of interference with aircraft … more… The post 5G aviation fears: Mobile carriers propose to reduce power, especially near airports appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple typically sets Friday as its release date for Apple TV+ content. Following the tradition it has set in previous years, the service has released all new episodes and premieres for the week a day early, so people can stream them on Thanksgiving in the US (and just another Thursday around the world). The brand new premiere this week is a new documentary film ‘Twas The Fight Before Christmas, which charts the insane lengths one man will go to to decorate his house and celebrate Christmas with his local community … much to the community’s dismay. more… The post Apple TV+ debuts new content a day early for Thanksgiving, including ‘Twas The Fight Before Christmas’ documentary 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 Watch can help you stay motivated to exercise and improve your health, and smart scales that sync data to the iPhone can be a fun and useful way to track your progress. If you want to easily collect your weight and other measurement data in the Health app on iPhone, the trick is to find a scale that works with HealthKit. Here are some of the current options on the market: more… The post [Update: November 2021] Working out with Apple Watch? These smart scales sync weight with iPhone appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • We have seen several apps like Instagram and YouTube replicating the TikTok style with a vertical short video feed, and now Spotify is also joining this list. The company has been testing a new feature in its mobile app that basically adds a vertical feed of music videos that users can scroll through to find something they like. more… The post Spotify now trying to take on TikTok with vertical feed of music videos appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Tasks has become my main app for to-do lists, and I’ve written about it here on 9to5Mac before. Now the app has been updated to its version 2.0, which brings several new features to Tasks. The update comes with folders, smart lists, filters, and more. more… The post ‘Tasks’ to-do app gets folders, smart lists, and filters with its latest update appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Gifting smart health/fitness devices can be really thoughtful but it can also be tough to figure out what to pick. Below we’ve got a roundup of some of the best smart health/fitness devices from the top smart scales, a self-cleaning water bottle, metabolic analyzer, as well as advice if you’re thinking about gifting a smartwatch. more… The post 9to5Mac Gift Guide: Smart health/fitness devices from $60 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • We have now spotted some early Black Friday deals on MIDI keyboards and controllers for your Logic Pro and music production setup alongside hundreds of dollars in savings on Apogee and Universal Audio interfaces, plus much more. Amazon is offering the AKAI Professional LPK25 USB MIDI Keyboard at $49 shipped. Also matched at Sweetwater. This one typically sells for around $59 these days and every once in a while will pop down to the $49 range at Amazon and elsewhere. This popular mini keyboard model is now within $2 of the lowest price we have tracked in over a year at Amazon and makes for a wonderful addition to any Logic Pro, Ableton Live, or Pro Tools rig. Head below for additional details and more early Black Friday MIDI controller deals.  more… The post Black Friday deals for Logic Pro users: AKAI, Apogee, UA, Shure mics, more up to $945 off appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is continuing to enhance the music recognition service Shazam, which it originally acquired back in 2018. In a new update today, Shazam for iOS should now be able to recognize even more songs… more… The post Apple updates Shazam for iOS to recognize even more songs than before appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, has agreed to testify before Congress after the Instagram for kids controversy, which started at the beginning of the year. As reported by the New York Times, “Mr. Mosseri is expected to appear before a Senate panel during the week of Dec. 6 as part of a series of hearings on protecting children online, said Senator Richard Blumenthal, who will lead the hearing.” more… The post Head of Instagram set to testify before Congress on how the app impacts kids appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A bizarre bug in the Twitter app for iOS has emerged over the last several days. According to a number of complaints from users, the Twitter app is unexpectedly repeatedly logging people out of their accounts. The bug apparently primarily affects iOS 15 users, and Twitter has confirmed that it is investigating. more… The post Twitter for iOS is randomly logging people out of their accounts, fix coming soon appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has halted sales of nearly all of its products in Turkey in response to a worsening economic crisis in the country. As reported by CNBC, inflation in Turkey is nearly 20%, while the country’s lira currency has plummeted by as much as 15%. Apple has halted sales both in-store and online…. more… The post Apple halts product sales in Turkey amid economic crisis [Update] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • With the holiday season here, one thing people can do while spending time with their loved ones is play some good Apple Arcade games. With over 200 apps available, here are some you should try. more… The post Comment: Here are some of my favorite Apple Arcade games for the holiday season appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Rambo shares his set of principles for when and how to rewrite existing Objective-C code in Swift, John talks about his preferred workshop formats, and the two discuss the current state of Apple’s services. Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep tracking solution to help you get a better night’s sleep. Download it from the App Store today. Download MP3 more… The post Stacktrace Podcast 163: “The Rambo Objective-C Manifest” appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple today shared its highly-anticipated annual holiday ad for 2021. This year, the video was shot entirely using an iPhone 13 Pro. Entitled “Saving Simon,” the video comes in at 3-minutes long. Check it out below. more… The post Apple debuts 2021 holiday ad ‘Saving Simon,’ shot entirely on iPhone 13 Pro appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • If you’re looking for a slick new wallpaper to rock on your iPhone, The Basic Apple Guy is out with a new collection of schematic wallpapers that are gorgeous. These wallpapers are designed to show the “intricate interior network of tightly integrated components” hiding within your iPhone. more… The post These stunning iPhone 13 wallpapers show the inside of your iPhone with incredible detail appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • We’re now halfway through Thanksgiving week, and new gear has joined the ongoing Black Friday Apple MagSafe sale. That’s alongside a doorbuster of a discount on the Beats Studio Buds at $100 and this Satechi up to 30% off holiday sale. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Deals: Apple MagSafe Battery Pack hits $90, Beats Studio Buds $100, Satechi 30% off sale, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • After seeing holiday pricing go live on the world-class Affinity and Parallels Desktop 17 apps, it’s now time for the Pixelmator Pro Black Friday sale. Not only is the photo manipulation suite now available at 50% off, it was just updated yesterday with AI-powered background removal and advanced subject selection, among other things. As you might have seen in the recent 9to5Mac breakdown of the new features, the regularly $40 Pixelmator Pro is now available for $19.99 via the Mac App Store, matching the lowest price we have ever tracked. Head below for more details on the Pixelmator Pro Black Friday sale.  more… The post Pixelmator Pro for Mac returns to best price of the year for Black Friday at $20 (50% off) appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple last week celebrated the opening of The Grove Apple Store in Los Angeles, an “entirely reimagined” version of the store that first opened in 2002. Alongside the cast of Apple TV+ hit Ted Lasso, Apple CEO Tim Cook was also in attendance and joined KTLA for a short interview. more… The post Tim Cook talks DIY repair announcement, Apple’s next ‘big thing’ in new interview appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • After a partnership between Apple TV+ and Peanuts kicked off in 2019 with Snoopy in Space, Apple bought the rights to the beloved Peanuts Charlie Brown holiday specials. While they are exclusive to Apple TV+, there are limited broadcast dates on PBS. Read on for how to watch A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and A Charlie Brown Christmas even if you don’t want to pay for Apple TV+. more… The post Here’s how to watch A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving on Apple TV+ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Twitter recently changed the behavior of its website to pause your Twitter feed until you refresh, and it has now done the same with its iOS app … more… The post Now you can pause your Twitter feed in the iOS app as well as the web appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • WhatsApp has announced today a native tool for users to make stickers from its web app, with this feature coming to the Desktop version next week. more… The post WhatsApp adds built-in sticker maker on the web, may expand time limit to delete an older message appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Journalists, lawyers, politicians, and human rights activists have all been targeted by NSO’s Pegasus software, and Apple has now said that it will send security alerts to customers whose devices may be been compromised. It has already done so for at least five Thai activists and researchers. It follows Apple’s announcement yesterday that it is suing NSO for attacking iOS users … more… The post Apple will alert customers who may have been targeted by NSO appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Earlier this year, noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that the Apple-designed chip journey would continue as the company worked on developing its own modem chip, and that we might see this as early as 2023. A new report today echoes this, but seems more confident about the 2023 date. Apple currently uses Qualcomm for its modem chips, but has for many years been unhappy about this … more… The post Apple-designed chip journey to continue with modem chip in 2023 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Mozilla, the company behind the popular web browser Firefox, recently announced that it will end support for its Firefox Lockwise password manager next month. Although the app will continue to work, it will no longer be available for download and will not receive any new updates. more… The post Mozilla to end support for Firefox Lockwise password manager in December appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The Roborock Black Friday smart robotic vacuum and mop deals have arrived with some of the best prices ever. Roborock has quickly become one of the best options in the robotic cleaning business, and just about all of its most popular models are now much more affordable for the holidays. You’re looking at up to $290 in savings and new all-time lows on some of the most capable and intelligent options on the market. Combination vacuum and mops, the flagship model with the auto-empty bin, Siri voice command-ready cleaning bots, and more are all on tap in this year’s Roborock Black Friday smart robotic vacuum and mop sale. Head below as we break down each deal.  more… The post Roborock smart vacuums and mops see massive price drops for Black Friday at up to $290 off appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Russia this week required Apple and other US tech companies to open local offices by the end of 2021 if they want to continue operating in the country. The Russian government is threatening to restrict and even ban companies that do not have official representation there. more… The post Russia demands Apple and other tech companies open local offices in the country 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. more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: November 23, 2021 – Apple delays iOS 15 Wallet upgrades, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple on Tuesday announced that it has filed a lawsuit against NSO Group, which is known for developing the advanced spyware “Pegasus” to attack and surveil users of iOS and Android devices. The company claims that it is suing the creators of the spyware to “prevent further abuse and harm to its users.” more… The post Apple sues ‘Pegasus’ spyware creator NSO Group for attacking iOS users appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Spotify and Netflix are teaming up on a new partnership. With this deal, the music-streaming service will provide a “full audio-streaming experience” from the video streaming company, which looks similar to what Apple does with Apple Music, Apple TV+, and Apple Podcasts. more… The post Spotify and Netflix look to rival Apple Music and TV+ with new hub dedicated to hit shows appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is delaying support for storing ID cards in the Wallet app until 2022. The company announced this feature at WWDC in June, initially promising that it would be released in “late 2021.” As some of us suspected might occur, this release date has now been pushed to 2022. more… The post Apple delays support for storing your ID in the Wallet app until 2022 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • With the holiday shopping season already in full swing, it can be challenging to shop for someone who already has all of the latest Apple gadgets. Thankfully, that’s where accessories come in. From very cheap products to some more expensive ones, you can find something for an iPhone, iPad, or even Mac user with no problem. And, trust me, they would love to get any one of these accessories. more… The post 9to5Mac Gift Guide: Must-have Apple accessories for your devices appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • All of Tuesday’s best deals are up for the taking with new all-time lows on Apple Watch Series 7 leading the way. That’s alongside the Black Friday price on AirPods Pro at $159 and this Anker Thanksgiving week iPhone accessory sale from $12. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Tuesday’s best deals: Apple Watch Series 7 all-time lows, AirPods Pro hit $159 for Black Friday, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • After WhatsApp released the ability to choose from different playback speeds for voice messages a few months ago, the app is now working on the same function but with audio messages. Currently, these messages still have to be listened to at a regular speed. more… The post WhatsApp for iOS to release playback speeds for audio messages in future update appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The Apple Car project has gotten renewed interest recently, but it’s being suggested today that an Apple e-bike could be even more interesting. I’ll start by saying I’m not convinced this makes sense as a product category for Apple – but, after trying the most Apple-like of electric bicycles earlier this year, an Apple eBike is still something I’d personally love to see … more… The post Poll: Would you be interested in an Apple e-bike? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple executive Lisa Jackson is well known by the Apple community for two reasons: announcing the end of the EarPods and power brick of the iPhone boxes and for advocating for a better world, fighting climate change, and empowering the communities that need help the most. Now, in a new interview, the executive says that “you can’t separate justice from environmental health and environmental protection anymore.” more… The post Apple exec continues advocating in favor of ‘most vulnerable’ communities in new interview appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Pixelmator Pro is adding advanced background removal and subject selection with today’s 2.3 update. Using machine learning and AI, Pixelmator users can separate the foreground from its background in one click. The Remove Background command automatically detects the subject and erases the background. Version 2.3 also includes more fine-grained AI-enhanced selection options if you require more manual control. more… The post Pixelmator Pro adds AI-powered background removal and advanced subject selection appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • One complaint from new M1 Mac owners is that there doesn’t seem to be any way to enable 1440p Retina scaling on external monitors. Apple has never officially supported this on sub-4K monitors, but there were workarounds for Intel Macs that don’t work with any of the M1 machines. Fortunately, there is now a solution … more… The post How to enable 1440p Retina scaling on external monitors when using M1 Macs appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • An Italian investigation into alleged Apple and Amazon price fixing in the sale of both Apple and Beats products has found the companies guilty. They have each been fined by the antitrust regulator. The two companies have also been ordered to end their restrictive agreement on the sale of Beats products on Amazon … more… The post Apple and Amazon price fixing: Fined $225M by antitrust regulator appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • If you’re having issues with one or both of your AirPods Pro earphones, they may be covered under Apple’s service program. Follow along for how to check your AirPods Pro free recall replacement eligibility. more… The post How to check if your AirPods Pro are eligible for free replacement appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • In this episode of the Apple @ Work podcast, Apu Pavithran from Hexnode joins the show to talk about emerging trends in Apple device management, PC vs Mac at work, and More. Sponsored by Mosyle: Managing Apple devices at work shouldn’t be difficult. Mosyle makes it easy. Sponsored by Direct Mail: Bring the power of email marketing to your internal communications, with Direct Mail for Mac. Create, track, and securely send right from your desktop. Request a free trial today! more… The post Apple @ Work Podcast: PC vs Mac at work, emerging trends with MDM, and more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • new camera that supports HomeKit and HomeKit Secure Video along with serving as a Zigbee 3.0 hub. The new G3 camera includes 2k resolution with a pan-and-tilt option and also includes local facial and gesture recognition features. more… The post Aqara launches new G3 camera with HomeKit Secure Video and 2K resolution in the US appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Update: The story has been updated to reflect that the HomePod mini is now available in Italy. Not only that, but all countries that already have this product, can choose these new colors. Earlier this month, Apple started selling the HomePod mini in three new colors in the US. Now, the company is expanding the availability of these options to Australia and New Zealand as well as making the product available in Italy for the first time ever. more… The post HomePod mini now available in Italy; new colors in Australia, Germany, and New Zealand appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The best Black Friday AirTag case deals and more are now starting to land in our master AirTag case roundup. While overall sentiment has been somewhat lukewarm in some circles for the official Apple offerings (mostly a price thing it would appear), there’s no denying how important it’s going to be for some folks to ensure their slippery little Apple trackers are safe and secure. Dropping one in the bottom of your wallet or bag will certainly do the trick, but it’s also a less-than-elegant way to carry your latest Apple gear. The price of some of the AirTag straps, covers, and keychains can exceed that of the actual item tracker, so we have rounded up some options across all price ranges to give folks an idea of what’s out there and how to best make use of their AirTag accessory budget.  more… The post Best AirTag cases, keychains, and straps [Updated: Black Friday deals, more] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Tile, a popular company focused on tracking devices is about to be acquired by another tracking company called “Life360.” Both companies announced a deal on Wednesday amid growing competition with Apple’s AirTag and other similar accessories. more… The post Tile to be acquired by ‘Life360’ tracking platform amid competition with AirTag appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • While Apple has always offered Windows support on Intel Macs, new machines with the ARM-based M1 chip can only run macOS natively. The reason may be related to a special deal between Microsoft and Qualcomm that is finally coming to an end – and this means that Windows could finally be available natively for M1 Mac users. more… The post Microsoft and Qualcomm special deal coming to an end could mean Windows for M1 Macs appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple Watch Series 7 may seem like it offers minimal updates at first glance, but depending on what version you’re upgrading from, it can offer some big improvements. Read on for Apple Watch 7 vs Apple Watch 6 and earlier. Update 11/22: Be sure to check out our roundup of all the top Apple deals for the holidays. more… The post Here’s how Apple Watch Series 7 compares to the Series 6 and earlier appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Following the introduction of the all-new MacBook Pro and iMac in 2021, Apple is rumored to be planning a completely revamped version of the MacBook Air for sometime in 2022. The new machine could feature a new design, a new M2 processor on the inside, and more. Head below as we round up all of the rumors we’ve heard about the new MacBook Air so far. more… The post Here’s everything we know so far about the 2022 MacBook Air appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Earlier this year, Twitter announced a new pilot program in the US to offer shopping experiences for users of the social network. Now the company is testing new ways to expand the shopping capabilities by integrating them with livestreams. more… The post Twitter testing new shopping feature built into livestreams appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • During the WWDC21 keynote, Apple announced that the HomePod mini would arrive in Austria, Italy, and New Zealand “later this year.” Now, it appears that the product will launch in Italy this Tuesday. more… The post Rumor: HomePod mini to launch in Italy this week appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The all-new MacBook Pro notebooks have been out in the wild for a bit now and pro users are loving the new machines. In a funny and very well-done parody, Brian Tong has remade Mark Morrison’s 90s hit, “Return of the Mack” in honor of the new hardware. more… The post Celebrate the new MacBook Pro with Brian Tong’s clever ‘Return of the Mac’ parody [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Unistellar announced its eVscope 2 back in September. The electronic telescope just needs to be connected to your phone, and then you can start admiring deep-sky objects invisible to the naked eye. It is an intriguing piece of tech, that’s for sure, but does it live up to its eye-watering $4,199 price tag (plus $59 shipping)? more… The post eVscope 2 review: The next step for the smartphone-connected telescope appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple last week announced a new Self Service Repair program that will allow customers to access parts and documentation necessary to complete common iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 repairs at home. Apple is planning to roll out the program in the United States in early 2022, and ahead of that launch, additional details of the program have now emerged. more… The post Apple planning to team up with third-party to operate Self Service Repair parts and tools store appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • New research shows that the level of depreciation affecting the iPhone 13 is half that of the iPhone 12. The research says that although Apple phones usually hold more value than any other brand, this is “exceptionally low depreciation.” more… The post iPhone 13 holding its value better than previous iPhones due to supply shortages appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Thanksgiving week is here, and all of the best deals are now up for the taking with the first Amazon discount on AirPods 3 at $155 leading the way. That’s alongside $250 off the 11-inch M1 iPad Pro and official MagSafe accessories on sale from $32. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Deals: AirPods 3 see first discount to $155, 11-inch M1 iPad Pro $250 off, official MagSafe gear, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • It’s been quite some time since rumors regarding a new Apple Store in Berlin started. Now, the company is finally promoting the page of the Rosenthaler Strasse retail, which is set to “open soon.” more… The post Apple unveils long-awaited second retail store in Berlin, exclusive new wallpaper for your devices appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The annual Affinity Black Friday sale is now live, offering up what are easily among the best Black Friday image manipulation app deals of the year. Not only are we tracking up to 55% or more off the popular Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo apps via both the App Store and Mac App Store, but you’ll also find up to 30% off sitewide over on the official site. The direct deals include loads of the brand’s official add-on packs for these world-class image suites alongside deep deals on the brand’s official workbooks for learning about “necessary core skills right up to the most powerful tools and techniques.” Head below for the best Black Friday image manipulation app deals from Affinity. more… The post Annual Affinity Mac/iOS Black Friday sale live at up to 55% off: Designer, Photo, add-ons, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Today has seen yet another AAPL record high. At the time of writing, the stock was sitting at $165.08, up well over 2%. This is the third time the stock has hit a new record high this month. Walter Bloomberg has tweeted that the stock has also seen the highest percentage gain of any company listed in the Dow Jones index, though he didn’t specify a timescale … more… The post AAPL record high, up >2% today; top percentage gain of any Dow company appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Facebook, now Meta, has been teasing end-to-end encrypted chat to Messenger and Instagram for quite some time. Now, the company says it won’t happen until “sometime in 2023.” In an opinion article in the Telegraph, the global head of safety at Meta, Antigone Davis, says the company will “protect privacy and prevent harm.” more… The post Facebook Messenger and Instagram to use end-to-end encrypted chat by 2023 appeared first on 9to5Mac.