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  • Apple has apparently advanced its plans to expand manufacturing outside of China, telling contract manufacturer partners that it is aiming to diversify production. This is according to a report posted today by the Wall Street Journal. Although some of Apple’s products are already produced in countries like Vietnam and India, the vast majority of Apple’s manufacturing takes place in China, at Foxconn and Pegatron facilities. more… The post Report: Apple tells suppliers it wants to expand manufacturing outside of China, India and Vietnam likely future production hubs appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • WWDC 2022 will start a couple of weeks from now. On June 6, Apple will announce iPadOS 16, which will mark the next major release of Apple’s software platform for the iPad. Head below as we recap all of the latest rumors and expectations for iOS 16 this year, including new features, release info, and more. more… The post iPadOS 16: Here’s what we know so far about new features, supported devices, and more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • With Apple discontinuing the original HomePod last year, users were eager for a new iteration of the company’s bigger smart speaker. Although its mini version is slowly expanding globally, it feels that Apple’s audio ecosystem is lacking a more powerful speaker. With new rumors around, it’s possible that the company will soon unveil a new HomePod. Here’s what we know so far. more… The post Everything we know so far about a new HomePod model appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is likely to enter a new product category with headsets in the near future. So far, there are two rumored products: the AR headset and the Mixed Reality headset, usually called AR/VR headset or “Apple Glasses.” With rumors gaining traction about these products, here’s what we know so far about each of them. more… The post Making sense of the latest rumors about Apple’s looming AR and Mixed Reality headsets appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple @ Work is brought to you by Mosyle, the only Apple Unified Platform. Mosyle is the only solution that fully integrates 5 different applications on a single Apple-only platform, allowing Businesses and Schools to easily and automatically deploy, manage & protect all their Apple devices . Over 32,000 organizations leverage Mosyle solutions to automate the deployment,  management and security of millions of Apple devices daily. Request a FREE account today and discover how you can put your Apple fleet on auto-pilot at a price point that is hard to believe. Apple Business Essentials is an important product for Apple. I’ve talked to many companies who manage Macs and iPads, and they’re not interested in the service. This is a good thing though. Apple isn’t looking to control 100% of the device management market. Companies like Kandji, Jamf, Mosyle, JumpCloud, and Addigy do a great job of enabling Apple to work great in the enterprise. The enemy of Apple Business Essentials isn’t other MDM vendors. It’s unmanaged devices. more… The post Apple @ Work: Why Apple Business Essentials isn’t a direct competitor to other MDM vendors appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • HomePod, Apple’s smart speaker, has some great features when it comes to pairing multiple speakers together. Thanks to AirPlay 2, users can play the same audio on different HomePods around the house or even use a stereo pair as standard Apple TV speakers. However, there’s one thing that I still miss about the HomePod, and that’s a true surround mode. more… The post Feature request: HomePod should have a true surround mode appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Twitter on Friday announced an important update to its “API v2,” which can be used to create third-party clients for Twitter. With the latest update, developers can now access the same reverse chronological timeline that is available to users via the official Twitter app. more… The post Twitter updates its API to give developers access to reverse chronological timeline appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT Harry Styles performs his show One Night Only in New York live on Apple Music. The concert will take place at UBS Arena in Long Island, New York. Subscribers to the service have access to watch the concert for no extra cost on the platform. more… The post How to watch Harry Styles on Apple Music Live appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • GaN technology has already shrunk capable chargers down to fit in the palm of your hand, and now Spigen’s latest offering doubles down by adopting GaN III efficiency. Packing four ports and plenty of power into its , our latest Tested with 9to5Toys review takes a closer look at how the Spigen 65W GaN Charger can consolidate your on-the-go Apple setup. more… The post Tested: Spigen’s new 65W GaN III Charger is a notable addition to on-the-go Apple setups appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • iCloud Photos is a fantastic feature for syncing large photo and video libraries across all your devices. Have a 300GB photo library? With an iCloud subscription and Optimize Storage, you don’t need a 512GB or 1TB iPhone to take your media with you. Still, iCloud Photos backups shouldn’t be ignored. Keeping a local backup of your photo library is mighty important. iCloud Photos can feel like a backup. It’s really just your photo library in a single place — even if you don’t use Optimize Storage. iCloud Photos really doesn’t encourage methods of keeping separate, offline copies of photos and videos. more… The post iCloud Photos backups are discouraged by design, and that’s a dangerous problem for users appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Wristcam is an Apple Watch band unlike any other. This band gives the Apple Watch some new life with the addition of a front- and back-facing camera for picture and video. Created by a team of former Apple Watch designers and app developers, this $299 watch band is certified for Apple Watch. more… The post Wristcam Review: the first dedicated camera for your Apple Watch appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • iOS 16 rumors are heating up, including Apple pre-announcing some accessibility-focused features that will inevitably arrive with iOS 16’s release later this year. Benjamin and Zac also discuss reports that a cheaper Apple TV is in development, interesting updates to Apple Podcasts, and hands-on with the game-changing Apple Studio Display firmware update. 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. Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR. Sponsored by BetterHelp: As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at BetterHelp.com/MacHappyHour. Sponsored by Upstart: Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to Upstart.com/HAPPYHOUR. more… The post 9to5Mac Happy Hour 382: New Accessibility features, iOS 16 rumors, cheaper Apple TV appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Transcend first launched its specifically made for the latest MacBook Pro earlier this year, and last month debuted its largest option with a . Read along for our hands-on look at this MacBook Pro flush SD card. more… The post Review: Transcend’s 1TB JetDrive Lite 330, a convenient MacBook Pro flush SD card appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The next time you look for help with one of your devices, beware of Apple Support scams. With multiple tech support scams out there, bad actors are looking to take your money. One Denver woman found out the hard way after seeking help with her new iPhone 13. more… The post Apple Support scam cons woman out of $1500, here’s how to identify fakes appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is gearing up to launch a new version of its HomePod smart speaker, according to reliable supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Apple currently sells the $99 HomePod mini as the only model. The original HomePod with much more impressive sound was discontinued last year after a price cut from $349 to $299. more… The post New HomePod launching in late 2022 or early 2023, says Kuo appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • It’s officially the time of year when I turn my focus to what will be announced at WWDC in June. The rumors are always rampant this time of year, and outside of some significant improvements to iMessage, I hope Apple spends a lot of time during the keynote showing off much-needed improvements to HomeKit. So let’s dive into what’s on my iOS 16 HomeKit wishlist. more… The post HomeKit Weekly: A redesigned Home app is at the top of my iOS 16 wishlist appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • All of this weekend’s best deals are now on tap and headlined by an iPhone SE 3 pre-paid bundle at $429 with AirPods 3 and more. That’s alongside Apple’s latest 10.2-inch iPad at $59 off and a weekend Anker MagSafe accessory sale from $16. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Friday’s best deals: iPhone SE 3 includes free AirPods 3, 10.2-inch iPad $59 off, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple TV+ offers exclusive Apple original TV shows and movies in 4K HDR quality. You can watch across all of your screens and pick up where you left off on any device. Apple TV+ costs $4.99 per month. Here’s every Apple original television show and movie available now on Apple TV+, as well as the latest trailers …more… The post Apple TV+ Guide: Every Apple TV show and movie available now appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple Arcade launched with close to 100 titles and the service is seeing new games added regularly with over 200 games now in the library. Follow along with our guide on the latest from Apple’s gaming service. New for 5/20: An all-new title has landed on Apple Arcade with Warped Kart Racers featuring characters from Family Guy, King of the Hill, and more. more… The post Latest Apple Arcade games for iPhone, Mac, Apple TV [New: Warped Kart Racers] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Display analyst Ross Young today tweeted that his latest supply chain analysis indicates that the rumored 27-inch external display with mini-LED has been delayed until October. He previously said it would arrive in June. Young says the delay is due to the recent wave of COVID-induced lockdowns at the Quanta production plant. Production is reportedly being setting up at another facility. more… The post Rumored higher-end Apple external display with mini-LED reportedly delayed to October appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Rendering by Antonia De Rosa. Edited by 9to5Mac. In a follow-up report on the challenges Apple has been facing in creating its mixed reality headset, The Information corroborates details we’ve learned from Bloomberg in recent years. But it also digs deeper into the problems the project has faced from Jony Ive to the wearable’s power, battery, heat, cost, and even an alleged lack of discipline from the AR/VR team. more… The post Apple’s mixed reality headset challenges from Jony Ive to battery life, heat, cost, and lack of discipline appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • TikTok is working on a “major push into gaming” and is reportedly testing mini-games on the platform in Vietnam. In partnership with mobile gaming studio Zynga, the company is making ad-supported HTML5 games that could release on the platform later this year. more… The post TikTok hopes the next way to capture your attention is in gaming appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • It’s not unusual to hear Tony Fadell talk iPod, but a 20-minute video provides a new perspective as it’s illustrated by CT scans of three different iPod models. Fadell talks about a number of the design considerations. For example, the team was extremely nervous about the reliability of the hard drive as consumers – unused to the delicacy of such devices in such a portable product – might treat the iPod rather more casually than they would a laptop … more… The post Tony Fadell talks iPod design considerations, illustrated by CT scans appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple Music has a little-known feature called “Essentials Anniversaries” and today it’s highlighting Radiohead’s OK Computer celebrating its 25th anniversary. And beyond that, the collection features some of the most “game-changing” albums from as far as 60 years back along with behind-the-scenes radio episodes that include exclusive artist interviews and more. more… The post Apple Music’s ‘Essentials Anniversaries’ collection resurfaces pivotal albums from over the years appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Parent company Snap has been slower to offer Snapchat parental controls than other social media apps, but it will be offering parents and guardians limited chat-monitoring capabilities. Limited because teens will have to approve the monitoring, and because parents won’t be able to see the actual content of messages … more… The post Upcoming Snapchat parental controls will offer limited opportunities for chat monitoring appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A class action lawsuit against Apple for the so-called MacBook Pro stage light issue has been dismissed, the court ruling that Apple had no legal obligation to disclose the design flaw. An earlier court upheld part of the claim against Apple, while dismissing a second element … more… The post MacBook Pro stage light lawsuit dismissed; court said Apple didn’t have to disclose the flaw appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • An apparent iPhone eSIM bug is randomly deactivating iMessage and FaceTime. In some cases, the only resolution appears to be to install a physical SIM. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman experienced the issue with T-Mobile, but others report they’ve experienced the same issue with other carriers … more… The post iPhone eSIM bug randomly deactivating iMessage and FaceTime, requiring physical SIM appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The problems faced by tertiary Apple display supplier BOE appear to have gone from bad to worse, according to a new report. The company is now in danger of losing all orders for the iPhone 14. Too many of the company’s displays were failing to pass quality control checks, and BOE reportedly tried to solve this by quietly changing the specs – without telling Apple … more… The post Apple display supplier BOE may lose all iPhone 14 orders after trying to cheat appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Netflix on Thursday announced a new feature called “Mystery Box,” which works similarly to another existing feature known as “Play Something.” However, “Mystery Box” helps parents find new shows and movies that are appropriate for kids. more… The post Netflix introduces ‘Mystery Box’ to help users discover new shows and movies for kids appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The popular image editor Pixelmator Pro for Mac has received a major update that introduces a brand-new photo browser, as well as other enhancements such as improved support for PSD and SVG files and better management of photos stored in iCloud. more… The post Pixelmator Pro update brings redesigned photo browser, improved PSD and SVG support, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple this week quietly released an update for the Windows version of its iTunes music player. However, rather than adding new features, the update is focused on fixing bugs and security breaches for those who still rely on iTunes. more… The post iTunes for Windows updated to version 12.12.4 with security fixes appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Ready to check out your options for phone carriers? While prices have increased for some of the major carriers this year, the market competition is strong which means compelling offers for those who switch. Read along for a look at the best phone carriers in the US. We’ll cover Verizon vs T-Mobile vs AT&T as well as some of the best affordable iPhone plans from smaller carriers. This guide will also detail how to find real-world coverage maps, how to test a new carrier for free instantly with eSIM, and more. more… The post Best phone carriers: Verizon vs T-Mobile vs AT&T and more affordable iPhone plan alternatives appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • As companies move past work-from-home policies and try hybrid workspaces, Zoom is highlighting some apps with updates and features to improve collaboration and creativity in meetings. more… The post Zoom revamps apps with new features as companies move past WFH policies appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Twitter has announced its new crisis misinformation policy in a company blog post today. This global policy will ensure that the information you see on the site is credible. Announced by Yoel Roth, Twitter’s head of safety and integrity, the platform aims to reduce viral misinformation spread during crises. more… The post Twitter announces new crisis misinformation policy as company stands by original Musk deal appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • One day after seeding iOS 15.6 beta 1 to developers, Apple is now releasing the public beta version to users enrolled in the Apple Beta Software Program. Alongside the first public beta of iOS 15.6, Apple is also making available the new versions of tvOS 15.6, macOS 12.5, and watchOS 8.7. more… The post Apple releases first iOS 15.6 and macOS 12.5 public beta for testing appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • According to a new report from Mark Gurman at Bloomberg, Apple has recently demoed its upcoming AR/VR headset device to the Apple company board of directors. This is a good indicator that the project is at an ‘advanced stage’ and that a public product launch is imminent. Bloomberg previously reported that a consumer launch for the headset is planned for 2023 but an early announcement of the device is likely. Today’s report also said that the development of the headset’s operating system has ramped up in recent months. more… The post Bloomberg: Apple execs recently presented augmented reality headset to company board, suggesting product is close to launch appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Between Disney+ and Netflix, many subscribers are getting more of what they want – a cheaper price with Disney and more features with Netflix. Back in March, Disney announced it will release a cheaper, ad-supported plan later this year on Disney+. With over 100 million subscribers worldwide, the company is anticipating the majority of its users will move to this plan. more… The post Disney+ plans for growth through ad-based tier as Netflix boosts accessibility features appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • All of today’s best deals are now live and headlined by Apple AirTags dropping to $22 each to go alongside this refurbished Beats Fit Pro discount at $95. Then be sure to check out this collection of Belkin MagSafe iPhone 13 accessories from $25. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Deals: AirTags drop to $22 each, Beats Fit Pro refurb down to $95, Belkin MagSafe gear, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A new report by Canalys shows that the iPhone accounted for half of the smartphone shipments in North America in Q1 of 2022, achieving a 51% market share powered by the strong performance of the iPhone 13. more… The post iPhone made up over half of smartphone shipments in North America during Q1 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple will not get a third trial after receiving a $300 million verdict for patent infringement from Optis. Apple told the court last year it’s entitled to a new damages trial or Optis’ damages should be wiped. more… The post Court isn’t letting Apple off the hook for paying $300 million over patent infringement appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Pebblebee is announcing today another AirTag competitor with Pebblebee Card and Clips. Both of these products bring Find My integration, which is something Apple introduced to third-party developers a year ago, plus some nice features for those who don’t think Apple’s own item tracker is the best option for their everyday usage. more… The post AirTag alternative Pebblebee Card and Clip debut with Find My and rechargeable battery appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Police report seeing increasing evidence of drug deals via apps like Snapchat, Instagram, and TikTok – and say that this is one of the factors behind soaring drug fatalities though fentanyl-tainted pills. Emoji are used as code for different drugs, deals struck in private messages, and apps like Venmo and Cash App used for payment … more… The post Illegal drug deals are proliferating over social media with coded emoji and digital cash apps appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • In April, a large group of Final Cut editors signed their name to an open letter asking Apple to do more to promote the use of Final Cut in the TV and film industry, in addition to closing long-running feature requests. Today, Apple publicly responded. The letter reads: “the creative community has always been so important to us at Apple,” and the company pledged to address “your important feature requests.” Apple also said that is adding new training products, expanding workshops, and setting up a consultation panel of experts. more… The post Apple responds to open letter about improving usage and reputation of Final Cut Pro in filmmaking industry appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A new TSMC Singapore plant is being discussed, as a way to help tackle the global chip shortage. The company is said to be in discussion with the government over the potential move. A Singapore plant would help Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company achieve another key objective, says the report … more… The post TSMC Singapore plant could alleviate chip shortage, say Apple chipmaker sources appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Playing Fortnite on mobile phones is about to get a lot better, as Nvidia GeForce Now is rolling out support for the full hit game with touch controls on both Android and iOS. more… The post GeForce Now rolls out Fortnite with touch controls to everyone on Android and iOS appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple TV+’s first British series production, the comedy series Trying, returns for season three on July 22, the company announced today. more… The post Apple TV+ comedy Trying returns July 22 for season three appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • TikTok is launching a few crediting tools so creators can have the ability to directly tag, mention, and credit a video in their description. The app will also prompt users to credit a creator throughout the posting process along with an educational pop-up that explains the importance of crediting someone else. more… The post TikTok for iOS adding new tools to tag and credit creators for their work appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A two-minute video sketch (below) in which Siri visits Couples Therapy star Dr. Orna Guralnik is the basis of an ad for web accessibility company Userway. It’s the second time that Siri voice actor Susan Bennet has starred in an ad for the company … more… The post Siri visits Couples Therapy star Dr. Orna Guralnik in sketch for web accessibility company appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A new Audi Apple Music integration means that owners of almost all 2022 models will be able to play the streaming music service directly from the built-in infotainment system. No connection to your iPhone is needed. The company says that existing owners of 2022 models will also get the feature, via an over-the-air update … more… The post Audi Apple Music integration gives direct access from infotainment system for most 2022 models appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A tweet by Elon Musk mocks Apple over the company’s announcement of a further delay to the next phase of its return-to-office plans … more… The post Elon Musk mocks Apple over return to office delay; Twitter staff express concern appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A second Apple union-busting charge has been filed against the company, alleging that the company has violated multiple federal laws at the World Trade Center store. A previous charge of violating the National Labor Relations Act related to Apple’s response to unionization efforts at an Apple Store in Atlanta … more… The post Second Apple union-busting charge filed, this time at World Trade Center store appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The popular privacy-focused web browser Brave released an update to its iOS app on Wednesday that brings a new “Privacy Hub” to its users. There, the app shows a summary of how visited websites collect and use personal data from the device. more… The post Brave web browser for iOS updated with new ‘Privacy Hub’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Privacy has been one of Apple’s main concerns for quite some time, and every year the company announces new ways to make its devices even more secure. This week, ELLE magazine published an interview with Apple’s chief privacy officer Jane Horvath, in which she talks about backdoors in iOS, GDPR, and more. more… The post Apple’s privacy chief talks about backdoors in iOS, GDPR, and more in interview appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • With last year’s iOS 15 release and macOS Monterey comes new features to help you better connect with others. Facetime is now better than ever, especially on newer Apple devices. Here are some new modes you can use to help you make the most of your Facetime calls on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. Also, don’t forget to share some of your favorite Facetime tips with us too. more… The post Tips for enhancing the FaceTime call experience on iPhone, iPad, and Mac appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple this week celebrated Global Accessibility Awareness Day by announcing new accessibility features that will be available later this year with iOS 16 and other software updates. However, while we wait for those updates, the company has been promoting accessibility tips that anyone can take advantage of. more… The post Apple promoting accessibility features for iOS users that anyone can take advantage of appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The Prime Minister of Vietnam, Pham Minh Chinh, has met with Tim Cook at Apple Park. During his visit to the United States, Chinh stopped at other Silicon Valley tech giants like Intel and Google. The purpose of this visit was to reach out to US tech companies with the hope they’ll bring business to Vietnam. more… The post Prime Minister of Vietnam meets with Tim Cook in bid to lure manufacturing business appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Regularly cleaning the floors in your home is the best way to deal with seasonal allergies, but frustrating vacuum maintenance can slow you down. Roborock has your back with its new and Q5+ robot vacuum cleaners. With auto-empty compatibility, multi-level mapping, and smart app control, Roborock Q5+ can deliver up to seven weeks of hands-free cleaning at an affordable price. more… The post Roborock Q Series robot vacuums take on seasonal allergies with LiDAR, Auto Empty Dock Pure, more (save up to 23%) appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Earlier this year, it was reported that Twitter had been working on a new way to let creators open exclusive Spaces for their “super followers.” Now the social network has confirmed that it’s rolling out the Spaces feature to Super Follows creators so that they can start a private audio chat with only paying followers. more… The post Twitter now rolling out exclusive Spaces for Super Follows creators appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • AirTags are small trackers to help you locate any lost or stolen belongings. However, concerns of people using AirTag for nefarious purposes has led Apple to come up with a notification alert. This alert is to discourage people from tracking you without your consent. Using Apple’s Find My network, you can detect and locate nearby unknown AirTags using your iPhone. more… The post How to use your iPhone to locate an unknown AirTag moving with you appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Pokémon HOME is rolling out its biggest update since its launch. With version 2.0, users are finally able to integrate the latest Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, and Pokémon Shining Pearl to the cloud service app alongside past Nintendo Switch games. more… The post Pokémon HOME 2.0 for iOS brings compatibility with latest Nintendo Switch games appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Today, Anker is launching its latest desktop peripheral in the form of a new USB-C hub. Arriving with triple monitor support, even for M1 MacBooks and the like, the new release packs nine different ports, including everything from 4K HDMI to Ethernet. But with a , we’re going hands-on to see what use cases the Anker USB-C triple monitor dock excels at and if it’s worth adding to your workstation in the first place. more… The post Review: Anker launches new triple monitor USB-C dock designed for M1 Macs appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • With just a few weeks to go until WWDC 2022, Apple has just released iOS 15.6 beta 1 to developers. In addition, the company has also made available the first betas of tvOS 15.6, watchOS 8.7, and HomePod Software 15.6. more… The post First watchOS 8.7 and tvOS 15.6 betas join HomePod pre-release software appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Following the public release of macOS 12.4 with support for the first Studio Display webcam fix and over 50 security updates, Apple has released the first macOS 12.5 beta with WWDC just a few weeks away. more… The post Apple releases first macOS 12.5 and macOS 11.6.7 betas ahead of WWDC appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • After just releasing iOS 15.5 this week, Apple is seeding iOS 15.6 beta 1 to developers. This update is likely the last major iOS 15 version before Apple announces and rolls out iOS 16 in the near future. more… The post Apple releases iOS 15.6 beta 1 to developers as iOS 16 announcement looms appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • WhatsApp for iOS will soon get an interesting feature: the ability to leave groups silently. With the app now offering up to 512 people in a group chat, it’s only natural people don’t want to see when every member leaves the group. With that in mind, in a future update, users will be able to leave a group chat without other users noticing. more… The post WhatsApp working on the ability to leave groups silently, Premium subscription detailed appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Ready to call it quits or take a break from Netflix? Follow along for how to pause or cancel Netflix from iPhone, iPad, and desktop in a few quick steps. more… The post How to pause or cancel your Netflix subscription on iPhone, iPad, or desktop appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is launching a new worldwide ad campaign today that yet again emphasizes the company’s focus on privacy. This time, Apple is taking on the topic of data brokers wugs a new ad called “Privacy on iPhone.” In addition to a 90-second ad that will run on social and YouTube, Apple is also running billboards and other forms of advertising prompting “Privacy on iPhone.” more… The post Apple takes on data brokers and auctions with new ‘Privacy on iPhone’ ad campaign appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Halfway through the work week, all of Wednesday’s best deals are headlined by a chance to save $249 on Apple’s 13-inch M1 MacBook Pros. That’s alongside the second-best price of the year on AirPods 3 at $150 and a launch day discount on Nomad’s new Sport Slim Apple Watch band. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post M1 MacBook Pro $249 off in Wednesday’s best deals, plus AirPods 3 hit $150, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The Alliance of Digital India Foundation (ADIF) details monopolistic practices from Apple and Google app stores in a new study. The report, Towards Regulating App Stores, from ADIF and The Quantum Hub, mentions global regulatory actions targeting both tech giants control over the mobile app ecosystem. more… The post New study shows monopolistic practices of Apple and Google app stores, claims ‘abuse of market power’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Less than six months away from Apple introducing Apple Watch Series 8, this upcoming smartwatch is again rumored to feature a flat-edge design. After leakers and analysts supported that Apple Watch Series 7 would be the one to feature this new look, rumors are now pointing out to this year’s model. more… The post Apple Watch glass rumor revives flat-edge design for Series 8 or other models appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Netflix lost 200,000 subscribers last quarter and potentially two million this current period, according to a note to shareholders from last month. Now, new research highlights that the number of long-standing subscribers canceling Netflix rose precipitously in the past few years. more… The post Netflix customers canceling service increasingly includes long-term subscribers appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Today, Apple announced new online courses and certifications for Apple device support, deployment, and management to prepare workers for in-demand careers. According to a press release shared by the company this morning, demand for skilled support and technical staff within the enterprise is growing, with jobs in computer and information systems in particular projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations from 2020 to 2030. more… The post Apple launches updated professional training and certification for IT support and management 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 or check out our merch to support 9to5Mac Daily! more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: May 18, 2022 – iOS 16 beta expectations, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Ookla just published its list of airports with the fastest free Wi-Fi in the world during Q1 2022. The analysis focuses on Wi-Fi over mobile connections on free Wi-Fi provided by the individual airports and Wi-Fi at selected airport lounges. Four US airports top the list. more… The post Report: These are the airports with the fastest free Wi-Fi in the world, US tops the list appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple yesterday previewed some iOS 16 accessibility features we can look forward to, including live captions, Apple Watch mirroring, and door detection. It’s often been argued that accessibility features in general can benefit everyone, not just the target group, and Macworld argues that this is the case for all three of the above features … more… The post iOS 16 accessibility features likely to benefit everyone, argues Macworld appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • We didn’t have long to wait after the launch of the Mac Studio to see a bunch of M1 Ultra benchmarks. These ranged from comparisons to the 28-core Intel Mac Pro to a comprehensive set of tests by Macworld. A new set of tests not only aims to see how the M1 Ultra and M1 Max compare in real-life usage, but also when performing tasks specifically suggested by pro app users … more… The post M1 Ultra benchmarks with real-life usage tests: 40% to 100% faster than M1 Max appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Earlier this month, Apple’s director of machine learning, Ian Goodfellow, left the company due to his disagreement with the in-person work policy. Now it seems that Goodfellow is returning to Google, the company he worked at before joining Apple. more… The post Apple exec who left the company due to in-person work policy now returning to Google appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Update: Apple says the issue has now been resolved. Apple Card – Resolved Issue. Some users may have experienced delays in receiving transaction notifications. Apple recently released iOS 15.5 with some new features and improvements. However, it seems that the update has been causing some problems for users when it comes to the Wallet app. More specifically, there have been complaints about the app not showing the latest Apple Card and Apple Pay transactions. more… The post Wallet app not showing latest Apple Card and Apple Pay transactions [U: Fixed] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple’s Swift Playgrounds 4 app released last year as a way for developers and students to learn its Swift programming language. The beginner-friendly app is a way to “learn real coding the fun way,” says Apple. Today, the app received its version 4.1 update for iPad and Mac devices. more… The post Swift Playgrounds 4.1 adds content on SwiftUI, animating shapes, and making a camera appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Instagram Stories has certainly become a hit, and some people really enjoy sharing everything they’re doing through these 24-hour photos and videos. However, the social network is now testing a new Stories layout that hides excessive posts – which is bad news for creators. more… The post Instagram testing new Stories layout that hides excessive posts appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is facing a new lawsuit from a family that claims their son’s hearing was permanently damaged when an Amber Alert played through his AirPods Pro at an excessive volume. In a press release published by Paranjpe Mahadass Ruemke Law Firm, the parents explained that their son was watching Netflix on his iPhone when an Amber Alert played at an “ear-shattering” volume and he will now be required to “wear a hearing aid for the rest of his life.” more… The post Apple hit with lawsuit over ‘ear-shattering’ Amber Alert volume through AirPods Pro appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Starting this week, Apple Music is livestreaming some concerts from major artists as part of Apple Music Live. This new feature kicks off with a Harry Styles concert Friday, alongside the release of his third album, Harry’s House. more… The post Apple Music streaming Harry Styles concert on Friday in live performance push appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Up until recently, I’d been using the Canon R5 as my day-to-day camera for photos and videos. Although I was able to make it work, things like overheating made it a little less than ideal for recording long form content, such as the in-depth video walkthroughs of iOS updates that I like to do. Canon’s recently released R5 C addresses the overheating problems, but also provides quite a few enhancements that Mac users, and Canon enthusiasts in general will appreciate. more… The post Canon R5 C top features – a better video workflow that plays nicer with Macs [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Last month, Apple Store employees in Atlanta began the process of unionizing; today those same employees are accusing the tech giant of union busting. The Communications Workers of America is accusing Apple of violating the National Labor Relations Act. The company has been reportedly holding captive audience meetings to counter an ongoing union drive at the Cumberland Mall store. more… The post Atlanta retail employees accuse Apple of union busting, possibly breaking labor laws appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is once again pausing its return to in-person plans due to an increase in COVID-19 cases. The company had originally said that employees would be required to work in-person three days per week starting next week on May 23, but it is now delaying that requirement. Notably, the company has also not set a new date for when the requirement will go into effect. Employees are still expected to work two days per week in person though. more… The post Apple delays stricter in-person work requirements, citing increase in COVID-19 cases appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Enjoy the podcast? Shop or check out our merch to support 9to5Mac Daily! more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: May 17, 2022 – New accessibility features, foldable screen rumors appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Since Android 12, you’ve been able to quickly sync all of your important data from an old iPhone to a new Google Pixel or Android device via cable. “Switch to Android” is a great option for those lacking a cable, and here’s how to use it. more… The post How to use ‘Switch to Android’ for iPhone and transfer your data from iOS [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Nomad is out today with a new take on its Sport Band for Apple Watch. The Sport Band Slim is a cleaner and lighter-weight option for Apple Watch and has some features above and beyond Apple’s own Sport Band. more… The post Nomad launches ‘Sport Band Slim’ for Apple Watch, an upgrade over Apple’s Sport Band [Hands-on] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • All of today’s best deals are now headlined by Anker’s latest iPhone accessory sale from $8. That’s alongside a $100 discount on Apple’s new iPad mini 6 and a series of Twelve South aluminum MacBook stands from $31. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Deals: iPad mini 6 sees $100 discount, Anker iPhone accessories from $8, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Wouldn’t it be great if you could earn rewards you actually want on any purchase from any store or restaurant? Fetch Rewards does just that by letting you scan your receipts to transform them into valuable free gift cards for Apple, Amazon, Best Buy, Starbucks, and more. more… The post Fetch Rewards app: Earn free gift cards for Apple, Amazon, and Best Buy with everyday purchases appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is celebrating Accessibility Awareness Day this entire week with new content for Apple lovers of varying abilities. There’s a lot to check out this week from Fitness+, Apple Maps, Apple Music, and more. more… The post Apple celebrates Accessibility Awareness Day with Fitness+, live sessions, shortcut suggestions, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Popular health device and smartwatch maker Withings is out with its latest wearable. The comes with a classic stainless steel diver design with smart health, activity, and heart tracking, 30-day battery life, 100m water resistance, Apple Health integration, and more. more… The post Withings launches ScanWatch Horizon with 30-day battery, 100m water resistance, Apple Health support appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Rendering by Antonia De Rosa. Edited by 9to5Mac. Since beginning its efforts in 2015, Apple’s work on a mixed reality headset has been hit with a range of challenges that have pushed back the potential launch date by years. Now a new report from The Information shares what the major roadblocks have been from inside sources. more… The post Apple’s mixed reality headset project challenges explained appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • If you thought using Apple Pay was easy, a Mastercard Biometric Checkout Program will let you pay simply by smiling at the payment terminal. The company says that the initiative will be rolled out globally, starting with trials in Brazil … more… The post Mastercard biometric checkout will let you pay simply by smiling appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Eve’s HomeKit products have been some of my favorites for many years. Between products like the Eve Outdoor Cam to the market with the first-ever floodlight with HomeKit Secure Video support. more… The post Eve Outdoor Cam brings HomeKit Secure Video to outdoor floodlights for the first time appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A report this morning says that we may see in the future an e-Ink iPhone display, as a secondary screen on a folding iPhone. The most likely interpretation of a follow-up tweet is that Apple is testing a type of color e-ink display that offers crisper text, brighter displays, and richer colors than conventional technology … more… The post e-Ink iPhone display could combine Apple quality with near-zero impact on battery life appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Popular smart home accessory maker Ecobee has officially taken the wraps off of two new smart thermostats joining its lineup today. The new offer larger 4-inch displays, a completely redesigned interface, HomeKit integration, and more. Head below for the full details on Ecobee’s new smart thermostat lineup, with some hands-on experience and notes as well.. more… The post Hands-on: Ecobee unveils Smart Thermostat lineup with air quality monitoring, premium design, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • In honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Apple is previewing a number of new accessibility features coming to iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac later this year. The company says that these new features will bring additional ways for users with disabilities to “navigate, connect, and get the most out of Apple products.” more… The post Apple unveils new accessibility features coming this year: Door Detection, Live Captions, Apple Watch Mirroring, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Ad tech companies share your online behavior and location with advertisers an average of 747 times a day in the US, and 376 times a day in Europe, according to a report by a civil liberties group. It describes the practice as the biggest privacy breach in the world. The report says Google is the biggest offender, using a process called real-time bidding (RTB) to let advertisers target internet users by browsing behavior and locations … more… The post Your online behavior and location are shared with advertisers 747 times a day – report appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Seeing a “Magic Keyboard connection rejected” message when trying to use it with your Mac? Follow along with several quick steps to fix this issue. more… The post How to fix the Magic Keyboard connection rejected message appeared first on 9to5Mac.