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  • Apple and Burger King are offering customers a unique Apple Pay promo. For a limited time, you can get a Crispy Chicken Sandwich for just $1 when ordering ahead in the Burger King iOS app. more… The post Latest Apple Pay deal sees $1 Crispy Chicken Sandwiches at Burger King appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has been planning a gradual return to work since last month, as the company shut down its corporate operations temporarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, according to a new Bloomberg report, staff members are now gradually returning to their offices with the company taking measures to prevent the virus from spreading. more… The post Bloomberg details how Apple Park staff will return during COVID-19: elevator limit, masks required, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Traveling requires us to think about several details, such as which places we will go first, where those places are located, and what we need to take with us. And if you’re planning a great trip for when this pandemic ends, the Tripsy app for iOS is getting a big update today to make that process easier and more intuitive. more… The post Tripsy lets you organize everything you need to plan a great trip appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • One of the main complaints about Apple keyboards designed for iPad is that they don’t have function keys, so users need to access the Settings app or the Control Center to adjust things like screen brightness. However, this may change soon, as 9to5Mac has found references in iPadOS 13.5.5 beta code that points to new keyboard shortcuts that replace some of the function keys. more… The post Apple testing new shortcuts to change keyboard brightness on iPad, iPadOS code reveals appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • This week Zac and Benjamin take 9to5Mac Happy Hour live on video for the first time to discuss the upcoming Apple News+ Audio feature, evidence of an Apple bundle in code, iPad Pro and iPad Air 4 rumors, and much more. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/06/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-06-04-2020.mp3 more… The post 9to5Mac Happy Hour 280: Rumored iPad upgrades, Apple News+ Audio hands on, more iOS 14 leaks appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A new mock-up of the 5.5-inch 2021 iPhone has been shared by Macotakara today that suggests a notchless screen and USB-C instead of a Lightning port (or nor port at all) could be in the works. The prototype also shows what could be a different camera setup compared to what we’re expecting on the iPhone 12 later this year. more… The post Rumor: Alleged 2021 5.5-inch iPhone prototype shows notchless screen and USB-C port appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Right artwork via Palestinian-American artist Shirien Damra 9to5Mac Watch Time is usually a podcast about the Apple Watch and how it impacts peoples lives. This week I want to focus on a different impact being made in peoples lives across the United States and around the world since last week. My goal for this podcast has always been to be honest and raw and real, and it turns out the Apple Watch is one avenue that allows me to explore that side of guests. But this week I want to dedicate this episode to the memory of George Floyd, the 46-year-old African American who was killed on Memorial Day after being handcuffed by Minneapolis police and pinned down on the street for almost nine minutes with a knee on his neck. Floyd was stopped for allegedly passing a fake $20 bill. The loss of George Floyd’s life adds to the heartbreaking list of African Americans who have been been killed at the hands of systemic racism in the last decade alone. From Trayvon Martin and Tamir Rice to Michael Brown and Eric Garner. And for that reason, in this moment, systemic racism is the only thing I want to talk about and better understand. Developer Ish ShaBazz joins me for this very important conversation. https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/06/9to5Mac-Watch-Time-06-04-2020.mp3 more… The post 9to5Mac Watch Time 24: A conversation on race with Ish ShaBazz (In memory of George Floyd) appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Today’s best deals include Apple Watch Series 3 drops to $179, iPod touch goes on sale, and you can save on previous-generation MacBook Pro models. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Apple Watch Series 3 starts at $179 in today’s best deals, iPod touch discounts, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Sonos launched its all-new soundbar last month and ahead of the first customers who will get the next-gen Sonos speaker starting next week, reviews are starting to come in. So far, it looks like the Sonos Arc is living up to its appointment as the company’s top of the line speaker and may be one of the best wireless soundbars available on the market… with one notable caveat. more… The post Review Roundup: Sonos Arc is a ‘miracle of audio engineering,’ and ‘best, most versatile’ wireless soundbar appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A startup created by former Apple engineers has created a system that could well prove helpful to current Apple engineers during the coronavirus crisis. One of the early steps Apple took in response to the virus was to ban its US engineers from flying to China. It’s widely expected that this sensible precaution is likely to lead to a delay in launching the iPhone 12 … more… The post Former Apple engineers have a startup that might help current Apple engineers appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The Apple/Google coronavirus contact tracing API hasn’t seen widespread adoption to date, but does now appear to be gathering pace, with more countries adopting it and others switching to it. Finland, Ireland, and Portugal are adopting it; Austria is switching to it; Singapore and Australia are both considering making the change … more… The post More countries adopting or switching to Apple/Google contact tracing API appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Ulysses: A powerful writing app for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. 9to5Mac Daily listeners can exclusively get three months for free here. https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/06/9to5Mac-Daily-06-04-2020.mp3 more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: June 04, 2020 – 5G and mini-LED iPad Pro rumors, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • More than 30 of former Facebook staff from the social network’s early days have publicly protested the social network’s lack of action against tweets by President Trump which were either misleading or glorified violence … more… The post Early Facebook staff protest lack of action on Trump posts; Call of Duty new anti-racism measures appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The secure messaging app Signal has been updated with a new feature which can automatically blur faces. The feature has been added at a time when the response to peaceful protests hasn’t always been peaceful in return … more… The post Signal can automatically blur faces in protest photos, for use in any app appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook today posted an open letter on Apple’s website that addresses the recent protests and riots fuelled by the death of George Floyd under police arrest, described by Cook as a “senseless killing”. Cook says that everyone must stand together and recognize the fear and outrage from recent events and the long history of racism. You can read Cook’s letter in full here, entitled ‘Speaking up on racism’. more… The post Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks out on George Floyd’s ‘senseless killing’ in open letter on racism and equality appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple continues to hire professionals to improve its Apple TV+ on-demand video service. The company has now hired executive James DeLorenzo, who has led Amazon Video’s sports division since 2016. DeLorenzo was also Senior Vice President of Audible, Inc., an Amazon company focused on audiobooks and storytelling. more… The post Apple hires Amazon Video executive James DeLorenzo to lead sports division on Apple TV appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • We have already covered Concertino here on 9to5Mac, which is an app focused on transforming “Apple Music into a magical classical music jukebox.” Previously available only as a web app, Concertino is now available for iOS on the App Store. more… The post Classical music app ‘Concertino’ for Apple Music now available for iOS appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Although I love using the 16-inch MacBook Pro as my primary workhorse, one of the most frustrating things about using an Apple laptop is how easily the display gets dirty. For years I used to struggle with cleaning my MacBook Pro display, but over the past few years I like to think I’ve finally perfected the screen-cleaning technique. If you’re looking for the best way to clean your MacBook display, then look no further than this tutorial. In the end, I think you’ll agree, there’s simply no reason to tolerate using a MacBook with a dirty screen. In this hands-on video walkthrough, I’ll show you my go-to method for keeping my MacBook Pro screen clean, and the products involved to make it happen. more… The post Mac 101: the best way to clean your MacBook’s screen [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is rumored to introduce a service bundle that includes Apple Music, Apple TV+, and more in a single subscription. 9to5Mac has now found evidence that Apple is indeed working on this bundle, based on iOS 13.5.5 beta code. more… The post iOS 13.5.5 code provides evidence of future Apple services bundle in development appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Activism sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis has spread across all 50 US states. Apple Stores have been swept up in the momentum, looted and vandalized as some protests turned to violence. Now, some peaceful protestors are reimagining the boarded up windows of Apple Stores as canvases for a positive message. more… The post Boarded up Apple Stores become unofficial canvases for peaceful protest appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • HomePod was introduced back in 2017, but since then, the future of Apple’s smart speaker is uncertain. More recently, however, we’ve heard rumors about a new “HomePod mini” that is expected to be announced this year. If you’re planning to buy a new HomePod, read on as we walk you through what you need to know. more… The post Should you buy a HomePod right now or wait for the HomePod mini? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • In a new investor note today, Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi has a bizarre suggestion for Apple: sell an Apple Watch for under $250. Why is that bizarre? Well, you can pick up the Apple Watch Series 3 directly from Apple, in brand new condition, for $199. more… The post Analyst suggests Apple sell sub-$250 Apple Watch to boost sales, even though it already does appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A federal judge has ruled that Apple has to face a lawsuit accusing the company of hiding the fact that iPhone demand in China was declining, leading to “tens of billions of dollars in shareholder losses.” The specific focus is on the comments made by Apple CEO Tim Cook during Apple’s fiscal Q4 2018 earnings call, Reuters reports. more… The post Judge allows shareholders to sue Apple over Tim Cook’s comments on iPhone demand in China appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • After launching ‘Modes’ back in 2019, Pandora is bringing this feature to offer a customized listening experience to its first genre-based station as well as lending some of its music tech to a new Pride-themed Snapchat lens. more… The post [Update: Black Music Forever station too] Pandora brings customizable ‘Modes’ to Qmunity station appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Right after tvOS 13.4.8 beta, Apple has just released the first watchOS 6.2.8 beta version to developers. The update comes two days after watchOS 6.2.6 was released to the public, and as with tvOS, Apple has skipped version 6.2.7 for some unknown reason. more… The post Apple releases first developer beta of watchOS 6.2.8 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Popular iOS app Camera+ 2 is out today with a nice update that brings a major new feature called “Magic ML.” It uses machine learning to offer one-touch intelligent photo editing in post and can also be used while you’re shooting images. more… The post Camera+ 2 for iOS gains ‘Magic ML’ feature for one-touch intelligent photo improvements appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • WWDC 2020 is set to start on June 22nd as a virtual event and Apple has said it’s planning to share more about what to expect through its Developer app later this month. However, a Mac version of the app is still missing. Fortunately, the unofficial WWDC app for Mac has been updated and is ready for this year’s digital WWDC with some notable new features. more… The post Best Mac WWDC app gains clip sharing, transcripts, and ‘Community’ feature ahead of Apple’s virtual keynote appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has just released the first beta version of tvOS 13.4.8 to developers, following the announcement of the first iOS 13.5.5 beta earlier this week, as well as tvOS 13.4.6 public launch. more… The post Apple releases first beta of tvOS 13.4.8 to developers appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Preparations for WWDC, a look at the first COVID-19 exposure notification apps powered by Apple and Google’s system, and a deep dive into the world of Reactive Programming through frameworks like RxSwift and Combine. Also, will cross-platform technologies like Flutter ever take over native iOS development? Sponsored by ZeroSSL:  A new, completely free and trusted certificate authority and SSL Platform, aiming to make it easy and extremely affordable to create SSL certificates.Try ZeroSSL today for free. https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/stacktrace/NdPrbRQnhX_StacktraceEp86.mp3 Download MP3 more… The post Stacktrace Podcast 086: “Into the void of the internet” appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • iPhones are marked down in Woot’s 1-day sale, plus you can save on all of the latest Beats headphones, and various MacBook Pro models are discounted in today’s best deals. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post iPhone price drops abound in today’s best deals, plus latest Beats headphones on sale, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Walgreens has supported Apple’s payment efforts for many years, dating back to being one of the first adopters of Apple Pay. Now Apple and Walgreens are offering a $50 signup bonus for new Apple Card users through the end of June. more… The post New Apple Card users see $50 bonus with Walgreens partnership this month appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Ulysses: A powerful writing app for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. 9to5Mac Daily listeners can exclusively get three months for free here. https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/06/9to5Mac-Daily-06-03-2020.mp3 more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: June 03, 2020 – More iOS 14 leaks, iPad Air 4 rumors appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The next-gen iPad Pro will use the Snapdragon X55 modem, meaning that it will support both 5G standards, including the fast 5G offered at particularly busy areas like airports, train stations and tourist hotspots. The claim has been made by noted leaker @L0vetodream. mmWave is needed to get the gigabit speeds of the faster 5G standard, while sub-6Ghz offers slower speeds but much greater range … more… The post Next-gen iPad Pro will support fast 5G, launch in first half of next year appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Update: Preorders are now open. Eve Cam is available for pre-order from the Eve Store at a price of USD $149.95 and will start shipping on June 23rd. It will be available at apple.com and Amazon starting July. Eve Systems has announced the Eve Cam, which it describes as “the first-ever indoor camera made exclusively for Apple’s HomeKit Secure Video, built from the ground up to keep your data secure”… more… The post [Preorders now open] Eve Cam indoor camera announced with support for HomeKit Secure Video appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Growth in wearables is expected to slow dramatically this year for three reasons, all coronavirus related. First, there is arguably less need for things like smartwatches while people are under lockdown at home. Fitness functionality is less relevant when gyms are closed and many people are unable to exercise as much as usual … more… The post Growth in wearables forecast to slow dramatically this year, for three reasons appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Zoom‘s revenue forecast has almost doubled as consumers and business users alike continue to rely on the videoconference platform during coronavirus lockdowns. However, the share price actually dropped as there was some bad news in the mix… more… The post Zoom revenue forecast doubled; offers unconvincing explanation on encryption appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The full rollout of Apple Pay on the New York metro system has been delayed due to the coronavirus, says the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). The MTA first offered contactless card payment, which supports Apple Pay, for limited lines back in May of last year. Progress since then has been slow, however, and there have been some glitches along the way … more… The post Full rollout of Apple Pay on New York metro system delayed by coronavirus appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • On March 13, Apple closed all of its retail stores outside of Greater China in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. As many regions around the world ease shelter-in-place orders, Apple is reopening its stores with additional safety procedures and a new social distancing protocol. In the US, each state has a slightly different timeline for reopening businesses, which may leave you wondering: is my Apple Store open? more… The post [Update: All stores in Italy now open] COVID-19: Which Apple Stores have reopened? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Update: Photos (above) are now surfacing of disabled phones stolen from Apple Stores by looters acting under the cover of protests at the killing of George Floyd. It is also reported that camera permission is enabled, suggesting that Apple would be able to remotely take photos from either front- or rear-facing cameras. I’ve seen a couple of pieces recently on what appear to be increasingly frequent snatch-and-grab robberies of display devices from Apple Stores. One thing stood out for me: neither author appeared aware of the security measures Apple takes to render stolen display devices useless. And if tech writers don’t know about them, it’s guaranteed that thieves don’t either … more… The post [Photos of disabled phones] Comment: Apple needs to publicize its store device security measures to deter robberies appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Shopping on the App Store can get pretty expensive. But with The Limited Edition Mac Bundle Ft. Parallels Desktop, you can get 11 outstanding apps for the price of one. This all-star team includes Parallels Desktop and other award-winners, and you can get it now for $54 with promo code “TOYS10” at 9to5Toys Specials. more… The post Get 11 award-winning Mac apps including Parallels, PDF Expert, more for $54 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Whether you’ve been considering taking a break from Facebook or you’ve decided it’s time to leave the platform, follow along for how to deactivate or delete your Facebook account, or dial in your privacy settings. more… The post How to deactivate or delete your Facebook account or change privacy settings on iPhone appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A new report today from supply chain blog Macotakara says that the forthcoming iPad Air 4 will feature USB-C connectivity. This would mark the first time in the iPad lineup that Apple has made the switch to USB-C outside of the iPad Pro. more… The post Report: Fourth-generation iPad Air to switch to USB-C, iPad mini sticking with Lightning appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has scheduled its next Apple Watch Activity Challenge for June 5 in celebration of World Environment Day. This challenge encourages Apple Watch owners to fill their Stand ring by standing and moving around for at least one minute during 12 hours that day. more… The post Next Apple Watch Activity Challenge set for World Environment Day this week appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Update: Apple says the issue is now fixed and users should be able to access iCloud again. iCloud seems to be down today for some users this evening, at least that’s what people are reporting on Twitter and Apple Support Community. Apple has confirmed the outage as well, but there is no timetable for a fix. more… The post PSA: iCloud and other Apple services experiencing downtime [Update: Fixed] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Starling Home Hub is a great add on for homes with Nest products that also use HomeKit. Starling Home Hub is a hardware device that plugs into a router than then runs a web server that bridges HomeKit and Nest products. Starling Home Hub is compatible with Nest thermostats, Nest Protect, Nest Cam Indoor/Outdoor/IQ, Nest Hello, Nest × Yale Lock, and Nest Secure (Guard and Detect). In the latest firmware (6.2) for the Starling Home Hub, some nice new features have been added that will delight those who are deep into the Nest ecosystem. more… The post Starling Home Hub 6.2 adds Nest two-step verification, face recognition, and more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A new report from Canalys today predicts that global PC shipments will fall by 7% in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated “global recession.” While the report says “the worst is behind us,” declines are still expected throughout Q2, Q3, and Q4. more… The post Canalys data predicts PC shipments will drop 7% this year, decline in iPad sales appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • After numerous reports that Amazon is delaying Prime Day, we’re now seeing news that the online shopping giant is planning a sale on June 22 to “jumpstart sales” after recent COVID-19 refocusing. This is good news to consumers considering the last report that we saw said that Amazon’s Prime Day sale would be delayed until September, while it normally takes place during June or July. This unnamed event has been dubbed the “Biggest Sale in the Sky” and is expected to go for anywhere from 7- to 10-days. more… The post Report: Amazon planning 7-10 day summer sale kicking off on June 22 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is working to include a built-in translator in Safari, 9to5Mac has learned, as well as full Apple Pencil support on websites. These new features described are based on an early build of iOS 14 obtained by 9to5Mac. more… The post iOS 14 to include built-in translator in Safari, full Apple Pencil support on websites appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • HBO Max officially launched to the public last week, with new applications for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. The Verge now reports that HBO Max will be excused from AT&T’s mobile data limits. This means you can stream HBO Max through your AT&T mobile data, without it counting toward your data cap. more… The post Streaming HBO Max won’t count against your AT&T data limit, company confirms appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Facebook has launched a new feature to let you see everything you’ve shared on the social media platform, search with filters like “date” or “people,” and bulk delete Facebook posts. This makes it easier to quickly remove unwanted content tied to your profile (although there’s still room for improvement). Read along below for how it all works. more… The post Facebook now lets you delete everything you’ve posted in bulk, here’s how it works appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The Apple Research app has received an update today that brings two notable changes with one of them being focused on taking into account how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting daily life for those in the Apple Heart and Movement Study. more… The post Apple Research app updated with COVID-19 survey and new ‘Speech in Noise’ test appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Today’s best deals include $250 off Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro, plus Nomad discounts various accessories, and iPhone 11 is free with trade-in. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Take over $250 off 16-inch MacBook Pro in today’s best deals, Nomad accessories from $10, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Ulysses: A powerful writing app for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. 9to5Mac Daily listeners can exclusively get three months for free here. https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/06/9to5Mac-Daily-06-02-20-1.mp3 more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: June 02, 2020 – iOS 13.5.1 release, Apple News+ Audio Stories appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Two weeks ago we saw an FCC listing show up for a new Apple product, a network adapter with Lightning, built-in battery, Ethernet, and more. While it was labeled for Apple internal use only, the company still withheld photos from FCC listing but now we’ve got a peek at what the device looks like. more… The post Here’s what Apple’s mysterious network adapter for internal use looks like appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • As we reported previously, Apple News+, Apple’s digital magazine and newspaper subscription service, is getting a new Audio feature in an upcoming version of iOS. It appears that Apple News+ will be included as a part of iOS 13.5.5, which was released yesterday. In this brief hands-on video walkthrough, we take a first look at the upcoming Apple News+ Audio section of the default News app. more… The post First look: Apple News+ Audio in iOS 13.5.5 beta [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A bipartisan group of US senators has introduced a coronavirus contact-tracing privacy bill, the Exposure Notification Privacy Act. If enacted, it would offer wide-ranging protections for app users… more… The post Bipartisan group of senators introduce contact-tracing privacy bill appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Call of Duty Mobile was set to have its season 7 release later this week, but Activision says that the launch has now been delayed as ‘now is not the time’ … more… The post Call of Duty Mobile season 7 delayed as Activision says ‘now is not the time’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is starting Tuesday with a new 4K movie with prices from $4. There’s also the usual $1 rental of the week alongside various other price drops. Hit the jump for all of our top picks and more. more… The post Apple launches new 4K movie sale from $4, new releases, more from $1 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Hong Kong residents have waited a long time for Apple Pay Octopus support to go live, but it’s finally happened. The rollout began yesterday, and officially launches today … more… The post PSA: As Apple Pay Octopus goes live in Hong Kong, best to register a new card appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Peloton members will soon be able to turn the Apple TV into a living room fitness instructor. Subscribers were notified on Tuesday that a new Peloton app for the Apple TV is on the way. The company recently released Chromecast support for smart TVs after launching a Fire TV and Apple Watch app in December. more… The post Apple TV gains Peloton workout app following Fire TV and Chromecast support appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Eufy has made a brief post explaining the HomeKit delay with the affordable Indoor Cam it launched back in April. The company promised at the time that it would get HomeKit support, but this has not yet happened. The post says there will be a further delay, but for a very good reason … more… The post Eufy explains HomeKit delay with Indoor Cam, says it will support Secure Video appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • After placing one of President Trump’s tweets behind a warning that it glorifies violence, Twitter acts again to do the same to a congressman’s tweet, and for the same reason. Both tweets relate to protests against the killing of George Floyd by a now-dismissed police officer who has been charged with manslaughter. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) tweeted yesterday: Now that we clearly see Antifa as terrorists, can we hunt them down like we do those in the Middle East? more… The post Twitter acts on congressman’s tweet as Facebook staff protest lack of action appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The iPhone X was one of the most stunning iPhones to date when it launched, but as time passes, it ages just like any other smartphone. Whether you’re looking to sell your iPhone X to upgrade to the iPhone XS or even the iPhone 11, you’ve come to the right place. First, let’s find out how much it’s worth and how to get the most value for your trade-in. more… The post How much is your iPhone X worth right now? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple Music is joining in a music industry wide ‘Black Out Tuesday’ campaign, to raise awareness for Black Lives Matter in the wake of Minneapolis resident George Floyd being killed whilst under police arrest. Apple CEO Tim Cook previously tweeted his support of the protests happening across the US and around the world. Apple Music has canceled its usual Beats 1 radio schedule and is instead directing all iOS and macOS users to a single streaming station that celebrates the best in black music. more… The post Apple Music joins wider music industry Black Out Tuesday awareness campaign with app takeover appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • In 2018, Apple became the first publicly-traded company to hit the $1 trillion market capitalization milestone. Some analysts are now turning their attention to the next $2 trillion milestone, including Evercore ISI analyst Amit Daryanani. In a new investor note today, Daryanani breaks down what Apple needs to do to cross the $2 trillion threshold. more… The post Analyst predicts how Apple will hit a $2 trillion market cap within 4 years appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Years ago, Apple offered the MacBook Pro with an anti-glare display, but save for the nano-texture Pro Display XDR, matte screens are nowhere to be found in Apple’s lineup today. Moshi aims to fill that gap with its iVisior lineup of matte screen protectors, which I’ve been using on both my MacBook Pro and iPad Pro for the last several weeks. more… The post Review: Moshi iVisor tames glossy iPad + MacBook with outdoor-friendly matte screen protectors appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • New data from Gartner today sheds light on the smartphone industry in the first quarter of 2020. According to the new report, global smartphone sales declined by 20.2% during the quarter, with Apple’s iPhone shipments falling by an estimated 8.2%. more… The post Gartner: iPhone shipments fell 8.2% in Q1 amid industry slowdown caused by COVID-19 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Various retailers have cut the price of the newest iPhone models in China, according to a new report from CNBC. The price cuts come as part of the major shopping festival in China known as 6.18, which Apple rarely participates in. more… The post Retailers slash iPhone prices in China as part of annual ‘6.18’ shopping festival appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A new report from the Hollywood Reporter says that Theresa Kang-Lowe (pictured), longtime partner and entertainment agency WME, has departed the agency to form her own management company. Through the new management company, Blue Marble Pictures, Kang-Lowe has already inked a new overall deal with Apple TV+. more… The post Former WME partner inks overall deal with Apple TV+ for new talent agency appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • While Apple has released iOS 13.5.1 to the public today, the company has also made the first beta version of iOS 13.5.5 available. And now, 9to5Mac has been able to access a new “Apple News+ Audio” feature, which is hidden in iOS 13.5.5 beta. more… The post Here’s our first look at new Apple News+ Audio hidden feature in iOS 13.5.5 beta appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • As we all await the announcement of iOS 14 — Apple’s next major OS update — at WWDC later this month, Apple news website The Verifier has today said that its sources indicate that all existing iOS 13 iPhone and iPod touch devices will be able to update to iOS 14. Assuming the report is accurate, that means that Apple will not be leaving any devices out for this year’s big iOS software update. This universal device compatibility was also reported by iPhonesoft earlier this year. more… The post Report: iOS 14 will support all iPhones that run iOS 13 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A new report from supply chain blog Macotakara today offers a look at dummy units of all four iPhone 12 variants. The report also says that the SIM card slot will be relocated this year to accommodate the new antenna in package Qualcomm antenna module. more… The post Images claim to show iPhone 12 dummy units with relocated SIM tray to make room for 5G AiP appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has quietly adjusted the pricing for RAM upgrades in the entry-level $1299 MacBook Pro. Until today, Apple had charged $100 to upgrade from 8GB of RAM to 16GB of RAM, but now that upgrade costs $200 in the United States. more… The post [Update: Apple explains] Apple doubles cost of RAM upgrade for entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has just released iOS 13.5.1 to the public with “important security updates.” Now the company has revealed more details about today’s update, which in fact patches the exploit found by unc0ver Team that allowed a jailbreak for all devices running iOS 13.5. more… The post Apple confirms iOS 13.5.1 security update patches vulnerability, breaking unc0ver jailbreak appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple and Google officially made their contact tracing software available with iOS 13.5 for local health authorities to create COVID-19 contact tracing apps. As we previously reported, US states are lagging in offering supported apps but Italy appears to be one of the first countries to launch its app based on Apple and Google’s security and privacy-focused Exposure Notifications to offer digital contact tracing for coronavirus. more… The post Italy launches one of the first Apple Exposure Notification API-based apps with ‘Immuni’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Alongside the release of iOS 13.5.1 and iOS 13.5.5 today, Apple has also released a pair of new updates for macOS. For developers, Apple has released the first beta of macOS Catalina 10.15.6, while there is also a new supplemental update for all with macOS Catalina 10.15.5. more… The post Apple releases first beta of macOS 10.15.6, supplemental update for macOS 10.15.5 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Following the public release of iOS 13.5.1 today, Apple has also released the first beta of iOS 13.5.5 and iPadOS 13.5.5 to developers. This update likely focuses on bug fixes and performance improvements. [Update: Now rolling out to public beta users too.] more… The post Apple releases first betas of iOS 13.5.5 and iPadOS 13.5.5 to developers appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is releasing iOS 13.5.1 to the public today following last month’s release of iOS 13.5. Apple says that today’s update to iOS 13.5.1 provides important security updates. Update: Apple has added new details about iOS 13.5.1 to its security webpage, confirming that the update patches the vulnerability used by the Unc0ver jailbreak: Kernel Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch 7th generation Impact: An application may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges Description: A memory consumption issue was addressed with improved memory handling. CVE-2020-9859: unc0ver more… The post Apple releases iOS 13.5.1 and watchOS 6.2.6 with ‘important security updates’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Ulysses: A powerful writing app for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. 9to5Mac Daily listeners can exclusively get three months for free here. https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/06/9to5Mac-Daily-06-02-20.mp3 more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: June 01, 2020 – iPhone 12 rumors, Apple Store closures appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple’s Reminders app has been completely redesigned with iOS 13, but it’s still quite basic when it comes to more specific uses. But now there’s Tasks, a new app that I’ve been testing for the past few days that works not only as a reminder tool, but it helps you organize your personal and work projects by priority in a simple and intuitive way. more… The post Tasks is a new iOS app that helps you organize projects by priority in an intuitive way appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Monday’s best deals include Apple’s latest MacBook Pro at a new all-time low, while 10.2-inch iPad returns to $250, and Apple Watch Series 5 is $300. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Latest 13-inch MacBook Pro hits new low, 10.2-inch iPad $250, Apple Watch Series 5 $300 in today’s deals appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • After first being announced over a year ago, Samsung’s much-anticipated Sero 4K TV is now available for purchase in the United States. You may have recalled this bit of news from 2019 as Samsung made waves with its unique rotating display that can show content in both landscape and portrait modes. The integrated rotating motor makes it one of the most unique offerings on the market today and certainly a refreshing departure from the usual TVs we’ve seen in recent years. Hit the jump for full pricing, availability, and more. more… The post Samsung Sero 4K TV arrives with rotational display and AirPlay 2 support appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • If you’ve ever seen something and wondered where you could buy it, a new Pinterest feature aims to help … more… The post Pinterest adds new ‘see it, snap it, buy it’ feature appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • In response to the continued coronavirus outbreak, Apple and Goldman Sachs are allowing customers to skip their Apple Card payments without incurring interest charges. Apple Card holders should receive an email announcing this “Customer Assistance Program.” more… The post Apple allowing Apple Card customers to defer payments due to COVID-19 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Privacy campaigners are planning a legal challenge as it was revealed that the UK contact tracing app retains personal data for up to 20 years … more… The post Legal challenge as UK contact tracing app retains personal data for 20 years appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • LiquidText is launching a major update for iPad today with features like an all-new UI, fresh customizable layouts, a powerful tagging feature, and more. More good news, the popular productivity software is also set to arrive on Mac later this month and the app will see file portability between iPadOS, macOS, and Windows. more… The post LiquidText’s innovative way to work with docs gets major iPad update, Mac app soon appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple watched phones get bigger for several years before joining in the trend, but it is now an enthusiastic member of the ‘bigger is better’ club when it comes to its Plus/Max models. We’re expecting this year’s largest model to have a 6.7-inch screen. A visualization on r/DataIsBeautiful shows that trend very clearly, with the majority of 2019 phones now having a screen size greater than six inches … more… The post Poll: As phones get bigger, how large should Apple go with its Max models? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A new supply-chain report backs suggestions of an iPhone 12 launch in October rather than the usual September timeframe. Previous reports said that Apple bans on staff traveling to China earlier in the year means there have been delays to two phases of tests needed before mass-production can begin … more… The post Supply-chain backs iPhone 12 launch in October; early production for one model appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook has responded to the ‘senseless killing’ of George Floyd by writing a memo to all staff. In it, he argues that while the coronavirus crisis has created a strong desire for a return to normalcy, we should instead ‘aim far higher.’ The memo begins by acknowledging the strength of feelings that have given rise to widespread protests across the US, and the inequalities which remain … more… The post Tim Cook tells staff in response to killing of George Floyd: ‘we must do more’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • We’re well into 2020 now, and if you missed the fall smartphone upgrade cycle, you might be thinking it’s time to upgrade all those old devices. But if you’re buying a new iPhone, iPad, or other Apple device for yourself or a loved one this year, what are you to do with all your old gear? Why not get some cash for those devices? This month’s deals below… more… The post Get cash in the best iPhone, iPad, and MacBook trade in deals for June 2020 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • One measure Apple has taken to help with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic is allowing Apple Card customers to skip their payments with no penalty or interest. However, the offer isn’t automatic, read on for how to get it set up for your account. more… The post How to skip your Apple Card payment without interest appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has temporarily closed the majority of its US retail stores for the safety of employees and customers as protests sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis continue to spread across the nation. Numerous Apple Stores from coast to coast have been targeted by looters, damaged, or preemptively secured and emptied of sales floor merchandise to deter damage. more… The post Apple temporarily closes US retail stores in wake of widespread looting and protests appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple introduced a collection of amazing new features and products in Logic Pro X 10.5, and Drum Synth is not to be overlooked. While the latest overhaul of Apple’s flagship DAW is jam-packed full of big-time features — Live Loops, the new EXS24 replacement, Sampler, and more — there are several enhancements that might not make it on the marquee. We previously touched on some of these features like instant sampling and enhancements to the powerhouse Alchemy instrument, and now it’s time to delve into the new Logic Pro X Drum Synth. more… The post Logic Pro X 10.5: Exploring Apple’s new fully-integrated Drum Synth appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • 9to5Mac is brought to you by Concepts App. Sketch and design your ideas on an infinite canvas with flexible vector ink. Available on iPad and iPhone. Try it for free. When the first rumor of the Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro surfaced earlier this year, I was immediately intrigued. The iPad Pro has become a more integral part of my workflow over the last two years thanks to the new features in iPadOS and the Smart Keyboard Folio, but I knew a native trackpad option from Apple could take things to the next level. After six weeks of using the iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard on a daily basis, I think it’s safe to say that I’m sold. more… The post iPad Pro and Magic Keyboard: Hands-on impressions after 6 weeks appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A now-patched vulnerability in Sign in with Apple let attackers access user accounts at linked third-party services. The flaw was discovered by researcher Bhavuk Jain, who reported the problem to Apple through the company’s bug bounty program. more… The post Sign in with Apple flaw allowed unauthorized access to linked services, now fixed appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Listening to podcasts is on par with TV, movies, and books in my life. I probably spend more time listening to podcasts than watching TV in a given week. I love podcasts because I can enjoy them while cooking, cleaning, commuting, etc. My wife and I subscribe to several Patreon’s for various podcasts we listen to each week. Still, it can often be a clunky process in finding the link, figuring out which tier we want, and getting the bonus content (audio files, etc.). I believe it’s time for Apple to allow podcast donations right inside of Apple Podcasts with options to get bonus content. Especially as the ‘Podcast Wars’ heat up between Apple and Spotify, Apple needs to evolve its platform. more… The post Comment: Apple Podcasts should allow ‘Patreon style’ donation options appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • In this week’s top stories: Apple opens many more retail stores in the United States and other countries, a jailbreak for iOS 13.5, macOS Catalina 10.15.5 released for everyone, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest news.more… The post This week’s top stories: macOS Catalina 10.15.5 features, iOS 13.5 jailbreak, and more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Incipio’s new line of Organicore biodegradable iPhone cases offer an environmentally friendly option for your iPhone with a fully compostable material that doesn’t skimp on protection or design. The new cases are available for the 2020 iPhone SE and iPhone 11/Pro models. Head below for our hands-on video with the new case lineup. We’ve also teamed up with Incipio to give away the new iPhone SE to one lucky reader.  more… The post Hands-on: Incipio Organicore biodegradable iPhone cases (+ iPhone SE giveaway) appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • QCODE is back with another show that is going to give them another hit. I just finished up episode one, and I can’t wait to hear more of the story. If you aren’t familiar with QCODE, they previously published shows like The Left Right Game and Blackout. more… The post Podcast of the Week: Borrasca appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Back in 2018, Apple was hit with a 10 million euro fine in Italy over the iPhone performance throttling scandal. Apple quickly appealed the ruling, but new court filings this week reveal that the company has lost that appeal, and the 10 million euro fine still stands. more… The post Apple loses appeal in Italy over 10 million euro fine for iPhone performance throttling appeared first on 9to5Mac.