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  • Parallels, the popular way to run Windows, Linux, and even other versions of macOS, has just released version 16 with some exciting new features for those that require virtualization. more… The post Parallels 16 is now available with 20% faster DirectX 11, multi-touch gestures, and more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Twitter currently supports built-in translations, so users can click or tap any tweet written in a different language to translate it. The company announced today that it is expanding this feature by testing automatic translations for those tweets with a small group of users. more… The post Twitter testing automatic translations for tweets in different languages appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple announced watchOS 7 in June at WWDC 2020, but the official release is only expected this fall. Developers already have access to watchOS 7 beta, and today, Apple made the update available through Apple’s Public Beta Software Program. Now, we want to know if you’re already trying watchOS 7 on your Apple Watch or if you decided to wait until the fall. more… The post Poll: Are you trying the watchOS 7 public beta or waiting until the fall? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Tesla is involved in the development of a smartwatch, according to a new FCC filling. The questions are, to what degree and why? more… The post Tesla is involved in the development of a smartwatch, but why? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Luxury technology company Caviar has unveiled its latest limited-run product: the Musk be on Mars iPhone. The custom-designed smartphone features a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft graphic celebrating the first crewed SpaceX mission as well as the “Musk be on Mars” tagline. more… The post Musk be on Mars: Luxury brand taking pre-orders for $5,000 SpaceX iPhone 12 Pro concept appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has already taken steps to help improve the experience of using an iPhone with Face ID while wearing a mask. New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority, however, has penned a letter directly to Apple CEO Tim Cook, calling on the company to take further steps to educate customers about using Face ID while wearing a mask. more… The post New York City MTA asks Apple for help educating riders about using Face ID while wearing a mask appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • One of the issues Apple has seen antitrust scrutiny from governments around the world is the removal of third-party parental control apps. Now a Russian investigation that started last year has concluded that Apple abused its dominant market position by pulling them. more… The post Apple found guilty in Russian antitrust investigation over parental control app removal appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook has officially become a billionaire, according to a new report from Bloomberg today. The report cites an analysis of regulatory filings and acknowledges that Cook’s net worth “could be lower” if he’s made undisclosed charitable gifts. more… The post Tim Cook joins the billionaire club as Apple’s value climbs toward $2 trillion appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • For the first time ever, a public beta is available for the latest Apple Watch software. If you want to test out all the new features, including sleep tracking, watch face sharing, new watch faces, and workout types, follow along below for how to install the free watchOS 7 public beta. more… The post How to install the watchOS 7 public beta appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has officially released the the first public beta of watchOS 7 to Apple Watch users today. If you’re an Apple Watch user who is interested in running the watchOS 7 public beta, you can head to Apple’s Beta Software Program website to get started. more… The post Apple releases first public beta of watchOS 7 to Apple Watch users appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Google today announced two big features for its mapping service on Apple platforms. After removing in 2017, Google Maps is bringing back its Apple Watch app, as well as adding support for CarPlay Dashboard.  more… The post Google Maps coming back to Apple Watch, now supports CarPlay Dashboard appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Today’s top deals include official iPhone 11/Pro/Max cases on sale from $12, plus HomePod returns to $200, and Anker’s Back to School promotion is now live. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Deals: Apple’s official iPhone 11/Pro/Max cases from $12, HomePod $200, fresh Anker sale, 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 Crypto Pro: Cryptocurrency portfolio tracker app. Get one month of Premium with code 9TO5MAC. more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: August 10, 2020 – iPhone 12 production, iOS gaming appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Large filament bulbs – with their vintage look – are very much in vogue when it comes to home decor, and it seems Philips is getting in on the action with new Hue bulbs coming as early as next month … more… The post Large filament bulbs and more coming to Philips Hue range appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A report today suggests that Apple Store staff t-shirts may have been made by a Chinese company which is believed to have used forced labor in its production. The claims against the garment company have been taken seriously enough for US sanctions to be imposed … more… The post Apple Store staff t-shirts cited in Chinese forced labor claims appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • People half-joke that if you don’t post the logs from your run or cycle ride, it didn’t happen. But posting your running achievements on social media could reveal more than you realize … more… The post PSA: Posting your running achievements online could reveal more than you intend appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A report earlier today cited a potentially huge WeChat threat to the future of the iPhone in China. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is concerned that the Trump administration could force Apple to remove the WeChat app not just from the US App Store, but globally. Kuo warned that this could see a massive 30% reduction in global iPhone sales, and if that sounds hyperbolic, it’s likely not … more… The post Opinion: WeChat threat is Cook’s greatest Trump challenge yet appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • It’s more than a year since we first heard that an official WhatsApp iPad app was in the works – along with a Mac one also – but it has so far come to nothing. A new report today may explain this. We explained last time the rather messy situation with Mac and iPad apps … more… The post WhatsApp iPad app awaiting proper multi-device support, says leaker appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Stereo headphone inventor Koss last month sued Apple, alleging infringement of five patents on wireless headphones. The lawsuit targets both AirPods and Beats wireless headphones. Apple is now hitting back with a six-point countersuit. Five of the counts ask for a court to rule that Apple has not infringed each of the five patents listed in the original lawsuit, while a sixth one claims that Koss has no right to sue anyway … more… The post Apple countersues stereo headphone inventor Koss, with interesting twist appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The Trump executive order banning US companies from having a business relationship with WeChat has many ramifications, and analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is concerned that the hit to iPhone sales will be significant. If the order is implemented in full, it would see WeChat being removed from the App Store worldwide. WeChat is a critically important app for the Chinese market and if it’s no longer available on iOS, iPhone sales could decline by as much as 30%. more… The post Kuo: WeChat ban could significantly hurt iPhone sales appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • This past week Apple released what could be the swan song for the current design of the 27-inch iMac. With Apple Silicon-based Macs on the horizon, it’s possible that we’ve seen the last of the current iMac’s design, and with it the end of user-accessible memory that makes it easy to upgrade iMac (2020) RAM. The current 5K iMac design is unique, because it’s the only Mac machine that Apple sells outside of the $6000 Mac Pro that features user-upgradable memory. Thanks to a special door just above the power socket on the rear of the 27-inch iMac, users can quickly gain access to the machine’s four SO-DIMM slots to upgrade the RAM. Not even the iMac Pro provides users with such a cost-saving luxury, which makes the 5K iMac a value-packed machine. And with the 2020 iMac now officially supporting 128GB of RAM in build-to-order configurations, users can purchase third-party RAM and save lots of money, up to $2000. Watch our hands-on step-by-step tutorial for the details, and be sure to subscribe to 9to5Mac on YouTube for more iMac content. more… The post How to upgrade iMac (2020) RAM and save up to $2000 in the process appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • BundleHunt has now launched its biggest app sale ever with deals from $1. You’ll simply need to pay the single dollar unlock fee and from there add your choice of apps from a selection of 54 different titles. This is a great way to save on a substantial number of apps, all of which have been discounted from the regular going rate. So if you’re headed back to school, load up now and enjoy notable price reductions to maximize your productivity. You can browse through the entire sale here or hit the jump for some of our top picks. more… The post Load up on Mac apps with the latest BundleHunt sale, deals from $1 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Today we are taking a closer look at the new Logic Pro X drag and drop export functionality. A trend you may have noticed through our recent exploration of LPX’s blockbuster new features — Sampler, Step Sequencer, Live Loops, more — is Apple’s focus on simple drag and drop control over our audio/MIDI. This has also notably extended to the way we can export tracks and regions from our Logic Pro X projects directly into the Finder, emails, and just about anywhere that will accept them. Hit the jump for a closer look.  more… The post Logic Pro X 10.5: Drag and Drop export — one-click audio/MIDI region sharing appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • In this week’s top stories: iOS 14 beta 4 released to developers and public beta users, a new iMac, Phil Schiller’s new role at Apple, and much more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest news. Read more The post This week’s top stories: 2020 iMac details, iOS 14 beta changes, Phil Schiller’s new role, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is apparently taking legal action against a company called Prepear, which is an app and service that makes it easier for people to meal plan and find new recipes. Apple’s legal complaint? The pear-shaped logo used by Prepear, seen above, is too similar to the Apple logo. more… The post Apple takes legal action against meal planning service with a pear-shaped logo appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Robot vacuums have been around for several years, but they’ve advanced in quality and intelligence quite a bit in recent years. My wife and I tried several lower-cost models years ago, but we weren’t impressed with their intelligence as they frequently miss items. They were suitable for midweek cleanups, but they weren’t good enough to get rid of your full-size vacuum cleaner. In the past year, I’ve added two Robo vacuums to our house. We have a Neato D7 on our main level that I picked up to test Siri Shortcuts. For the past few months, I’ve been testing the Roborock S6 MaxV in our upstairs, so I wanted to write a review to discuss the pros and cons of the product. more… The post Review: Roborock S6 MaxV is the complete package for smart vacuums appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The drama around TikTok’s fate in the United States continues to evolve. A new report from The Wall Street Journal today says that Twitter has held “preliminary talks” with TikTok about a potential “combination.” Despite these talks, Microsoft is still said to be the “front-runner” to acquire the company. more… The post WSJ: Twitter has held ‘preliminary talks’ about a potential ‘combination’ with TikTok appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Incase and BIONIC have teamed up to bring a new collection of backpacks, MacBook sleeves, and organizers to help combat the 8 million metric tons of plastic that end up in the ocean. 91% of plastic is not recycled and just discarded due to poor recycling practices. For this reason, Incase created its new collection with help from BIONIC, a devoted materials company taking plastics out of the ocean and putting them into products meant for creatives. Protecting the oceans from plastic pollution, BIONIC materials are made with plastic recovered from marine and coastal environments. Head below for our hands-on video look at the new collection, and an exclusive offer for 15% off site-wide with code “9to515”. more… The post Hands-on: Incase x BIONIC collection turns recovered ocean plastics into high quality backpacks and cases appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Park Predators is a new crime podcast, but it’s not your typical crime podcast. It’s shot up the charts on Apple Podcasts, and I’ve really enjoyed the past few weeks of new episodes. more… The post Podcast of the Week: Park Predators appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A new profile from The Wall Street Journal offers an inside look at how Apple has evolved under the leadership of CEO Tim Cook. The report highlights the differences in leadership between Cook and Steve Jobs, including Cook’s more hands-off approach to product engineering and design. more… The post WSJ profile of Tim Cook offers new insight into the life and leadership style of the Apple CEO appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Most tech communities spend the summer working through the iOS and macOS betas ahead of the fall releases. For something that’s been happening for the last few years, it feels like fall software releases have been part of our lives for decades. As fun as these updates are for general consumers, they can be a significant source of stress for IT departments. As you work through these beta updates to verify compatibility, you’ll want to plan how you will roll out these updates to your inventory. If you are wondering when to install iOS 14, read on to here my testing plans. more… The post Making The Grade: When should IT departments release iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur for their device inventory? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • In addition to all the new features of iOS 14, the update also includes CarPlay wallpapers for the first time. We have previously shared the new iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 wallpapers here on 9to5Mac, and now you can also download the CarPlay versions. more… The post Download the new CarPlay wallpapers for your devices right here appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • One of the less flashy but valuable upgrades that arrives with Safari this year is built-in translation. Follow along for a look at how to translate websites on iPhone and iPad in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14. more… The post iOS 14: How to translate websites on iPhone and iPad appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • You’re reading Tested with 9to5Toys, where we explore everyday tech essentials that make life a bit easier. Browse through our entire guide for all of the latest reviews and sound off in the comments below if there’s something you’d like to see featured. Remember AirPower? Yeah, me either. But anyways, Satechi is out recently with its new Trio Wireless Charging Pad, a 3-in-1 power solution for your Apple gear. Its sleek design arrives with dedicated spots to power up your iPhone, AirPods, and Apple Watch, seemingly fulfilling promises Apple never did. The latest Tested with 9to5Toys explores this all-in-one charging solution and whether its $120 price tag is worth it. Head below for more. more… The post Tested: Satechi Trio Wireless offers a sleek and pricey home for your devices appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple Arcade launched with close to 100 titles and the service is seeing new games added regularly. Follow along with our guide on the latest from Apple’s gaming service. more… The post These are the latest Apple Arcade games for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and Apple TV appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • After years of not much news around HomeKit cameras, it seems like we’re getting new cameras regularly now, and it’s great to see the products begin to finally mature. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been testing the new eufy Security 2K Indoor Cam Pan and Tilt camera. I also have been testing the eufy Security 2K Indoor Cam and recommend you check out Chance Miller’s review of the product as well to decide which one is best for you. more… The post HomeKit Weekly: eufy’s new indoor cameras support HomeKit Secure Video for under $50 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Today’s best deals include iPad deals from $400, plus Apple’s new iMacs are discounted, and you can save big on CarPlay receivers. Hit the jump for all of our top picks in today’s 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Friday deals: iPads from $400, latest iMacs up to $150 off, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Direct Mail: Create and send great looking email newsletters with Direct Mail, an easy to use email marketing app for the Mac. Get started for free and save 10% when you sign up for any pricing plan.  more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: August 07, 2020 – macOS Big Sur public beta details appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • In the aftermath of the devastating explosion in Beirut, Apple CEO Tim Cook has announced that the company will be donating to both short and long-term relief efforts. more… The post Apple pledges to support Beirut relief efforts after tragic explosion appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple Watch Fall Detection has been credited with saving a number of lives, thanks to its ability to automatically call emergency services if it detects you falling and you don’t confirm that you’re ok. But the feature could get even more sophisticated in future, with the ability to send comprehensive data to emergency services so they can get a sense of your condition before the ambulance arrives … more… The post Apple Watch Fall Detection could send your health data to emergency services appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple’s latest movie sale on its iTunes storefront offers a large selection of films from $4 for the weekend. There’s also a handful of Spider-Man movie bundles being discounted today. All of these listings will become a permanent part of your library. Following Tuesday’s big 4K movie sale, we’re getting even more notable deals today. Hit the jump for all of our top picks. more… The post Apple rolls into the weekend with new movie promo from $4, Spider-Man sale, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple released the Apple TV 4K in late 2017, along with annual updates to tvOS. There are rumors that a spec bump refresh is imminent, but an exact release date remains unclear. Apple TV primarily competes against the Amazon Fire Stick and Roku’s range of streaming sticks. What’s funny is that the Apple TV has indirectly become the best option for consumers, at least in the US, despite Apple not releasing a new generation of hardware. And it all comes down to business contractual disputes between HBO Max and Peacock, the two major streaming services that launched this year … more… The post HBO and Peacock indirectly make Apple TV the best streaming box appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A Facebook iOS gaming app has been forced to launch without access to any games, thanks to an App Store policy which bans streaming gaming services. Facebook Gaming on Android allows users to play games, as well as watch the gameplay of popular streamers – but iOS users cannot play games … more… The post Facebook iOS gaming app launches with no games; condemns Apple policy appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The Trump administration’s crackdown on Chinese apps was further escalated yesterday with an executive order banning transactions with Tencent and TikTok owner ByteDance. That hasn’t gone down well, as TikTok threatens a legal challenge to the order, saying that it is unlawful. The company said it was ‘shocked’ by the order, which shows ‘no adherence to the law’ … more… The post TikTok threatens legal challenge to Trump’s latest executive order appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is reporting that a quality problem has emerged during testing of iPhone 12 camera lenses from one of Apple’s suppliers. Coatings on the wide-angle lenses were found to have cracked. The problem was spotted during a high-temperature, high-humidity test designed to ensure that the cameras can cope with use in tropical climates … more… The post Kuo: Quality problem with iPhone 12 camera lenses; non-Pro models may go on sale first appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Following this week’s announcement that TikTok and other Chinese apps like WeChat would be banned from the United States, Donald Trump today signed an executive order to officially ban transactions with Chinese companies ByteDance and Tencent. more… The post Trump signs executive order to ban transactions with Chinese companies ByteDance and Tencent appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Google’s Stadia platform has helped start a new form of gaming, streaming from the cloud. In the past year, Stadia, Microsoft xCloud, and Nvidia’s GeForce Now have made a big splash, but they still aren’t available on iOS. Why? Apple has confirmed it won’t allow services like Google Stadia on its platform. more… The post Apple confirms Google Stadia and services like it aren’t currently allowed on iPhone, iPad appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Update: Apple says the issue is now fixed and users should be able to use Apple Cash again. You can read the original article below. Apple has just confirmed that the Apple Cash service is not working for some users. This comes just a day after multiple iCloud services stopped working for a few hours, including the Game Center, iCloud Keychain, and more. more… The post PSA: Apple Cash service experiencing downtime for some users [Update: Fixed] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Microsoft started testing its xCloud gaming platform on iOS in February, but things have been complicated since then. The company announced today that it’s ending tests with xCloud on Apple’s mobile operating system due to strict App Store policies. more… The post Microsoft ends tests with xCloud gaming platform on iOS due to App Store policies [Ux2] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Yesterday, Apple officially announced new iMacs coming down the pipeline, and today we’re seeing our first discounts. Authorized retailer Expercom is offering notable savings on the latest iMacs when you apply promo code 9to5toys at checkout. That will take nearly $150 off the latest iMacs from Apple. Minimal shipping fees apply on select models. Hit the jump for a full breakdown of pricing. more… The post Apple’s new iMacs are now discounted with our exclusive promo code appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • This week on 9to5Mac Happy Hour, Benjamin Mayo and Zac Hall make sense of Phil Schiller’s “Fellow” retirement, the new nano-texture (option) iMac, this week in iPhone 12 part leaks, and much more. Sponsored by Space Time — check out the 9to5 Network’s new space news podcast! Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4 p.m. ET (or the video after 5 p.m. ET): more… The post 9to5Mac Happy Hour 289: Schiller retires, iMac design refuses to retire, iPhone 12 parts leak appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Snapchat is set to roll out a new set of election-focused features to not only help its users get informed about how to vote but also register to vote right within the app. more… The post Snapchat to roll out in-app voter registration, voter guide, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Ready to test out the new changes and features including a big UI refresh in macOS Big Sur? Follow along for how to install the macOS Big Sur beta on your Mac. more… The post How to install the macOS Big Sur public beta appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple made its public betas available for iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 back in July and we’ve been eagerly awaiting the macOS Big Sur public. Now it’s available giving anyone the ability to test out the all-new design, widgets, Safari experience, and much more. more… The post Apple launches macOS Big Sur public beta appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Today Anker has unveiled its new PowerCore Play 6K Mobile Game Controller for iOS and Android devices. With a built 6700mAh battery pack and ergonomic grips, it’s designed to take your mobile gaming sessions to the next level. With USB-A and USB-C ports on-board, there’s great compatibility here for a wide range of devices. While it typically will sell for around $35, Anker is offering a special launch day deal that discounts the PowerCore Play 6K even further. Hit the jump for full details on today’s release and to learn how you can save, as well. more… The post Anker releases new iPhone and Android gaming controller with universal design appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple will release fourth public betas of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 to testers today. This comes after Tuesday’s release of iOS 14 beta 4 to developers, bringing changes such as new widgets for the TV app, COVID-19 Exposure Notification API support, and more. more… The post Apple releases fourth iOS 14 public beta with TV app widgets and more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple officially announced its new 2020 iMac earlier this week with new Intel processors, SSD storage by default, and a new nano-texture matte display option. Now, the first reviews for the new 27-inch iMac have hit the web, offering a closer look at the nano-texture display, the 10th Intel processors, and more. more… The post 2020 iMac review roundup: A closer look at the nano-texture display, 1080p webcam, Intel CPUs, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Microsoft recently shared its efforts to acquire TikTok’s U.S. business in a public blog post. Then, President Trump officially confirmed the TikTok ban in the U.S. by September 15 if an acquisition isn’t approved. Apple was reportedly in the mix too but that was refuted. Now Microsoft is said to be considering buying all of TikTok’s global operations. more… The post With Apple out of the picture, Microsoft may buyout TikTok, not just U.S. business appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Today’s 9to5Toys Lunch Break includes $200 off the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro, plus official iPhone 11 Pro/Max cases see big drops to $12, and you can score a Nike-style Apple Watch Pride band for $9. Hit the jump for all that and more. more… The post Deals: $200 off latest 13-inch MacBook Pro, official iPhone 11 Pro/Max cases from $12, 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 Direct Mail: Create and send great looking email newsletters with Direct Mail, an easy to use email marketing app for the Mac. Get started for free and save 10% when you sign up for any pricing plan.  more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: August 06, 2020 – iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur beta changes, more  appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • As we move closer towards this fall’s release of the iPhone 12, we expect to see additional leaks start to surface from Apple’s supply chain. Today, a new image posted to Twitter by leaker Mrwhite claims to show the OLED display that will be used in the iPhone 12 this year. more… The post Alleged OLED display for upcoming iPhone 12 surfaces in leaked image appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Geekbench tests show that the base-model 2020 iMac is around 20% faster than the 2019 equivalent in multi-core performance. The bottom-end Intel Core i5 3.1GHz machine achieved a multi-core score of 5688, compared to the 2019 base model’s 4746. Single-core performance was 1090, which is only 6% faster than last year’s 1027. more… The post Base model 2020 iMac 20% faster CPU, around 40% faster GPU appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Here’s a quick update on the status of 9to5Mac Watch Time: Good news — season three is coming this fall! After a break during July and August, Watch Time will recalibrate and come back with a focus on marathon training with Apple Watch. 9to5Mac Watch Time is a podcast series hosted by Zac Hall. In this series, we talk to real people about how Apple Watch is affecting their lives. Subscribe now to catch up with each episode and automatically hear new episodes as soon as they’re released every two weeks: 🟣 Apple Podcasts | 🟠 Overcast | 🟢 Spotify 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. more… The post 9to5Mac Watch Time: Season 3 coming in September appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Twitter tested an anti-troll feature earlier in the year, allowing select users to choose who is able to reply to their tweets. The experiment was clearly a success, as the latest version of the iOS app makes the feature available to all … more… The post Twitter opens up anti-troll feature to all iOS app users [U] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple takes great pride in its Accessibility features, promotes them heavily, and has won awards for them. For someone living with a disability, the right technology can literally be life-changing. Apple’s technology helps many people live a more independent life. There is, though, still room for improvement. To better understand the differences Apple technology makes, and the gaps that still exist, I interviewed Colin Hughes, a 55-year-old Brit who has severe muscular dystrophy – a muscle-wasting disease which leaves him effectively quadriplegic, unable to use either arms or legs … more… The post How Apple’s technology helps someone who is quadriplegic – and how it doesn’t appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple’s artificial intelligence (AI) chief says that Apple is using machine learning in almost every aspect of how we interact with our devices, but there is much more to come. John Giannandrea says he moved from Google to Apple because the potential of machine learning (ML) to impact people’s lives is so much greater at the Cupertino company … more… The post Apple using machine learning for almost everything, and privacy-first approach actually better appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Back in July, Morgan Stanley argued that buying AAPL was too risky, stating that the current stock price was unsustainable. It’s now been joined in this view by Bank of America. The bank downgraded AAPL from ‘buy’ to ‘neutral,’ but there was an element of contradiction in the note to investors … more… The post Second US bank warns against buying AAPL, saying too risky appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • After Trump announced that TikTok would be banned from the US unless it was bought by an American company, the White House has now said it wants to ‘clean’ Chinese apps from Apple’s App Store and Google Play. Apps like WeChat had previously been referenced but not directly threatened by the White House, but the administration is now seeking to block this and other Chinese apps from the US as part of a 5-point plan … more… The post After TikTok, White House wants to ‘clean’ Chinese apps from App Store appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple today shared a new short film that was entirely shot on the iPhone. However, unlike other clips that the company has already promoted, this one was recorded vertically. more… The post Apple shares new ‘Vertical Cinema’ Shot on iPhone short film appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Day One is one of the most popular journaling apps available for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. The app is now getting a major upgrade to version 5.0 with a new Today view, redesigned media picker, Sign in with Apple, and more. more… The post Day One journaling app for iOS gets major update with new Today view and Sign in with Apple appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Former NSA hacker Patrick Wardle found a security breach in Microsoft Office for Mac that can lead hackers to take control of the entire Mac. Wardle was able to gain access to the computer with just a simple Office document containing malicious codes. more… The post Hacker finds security breach in Microsoft Office that leads to taking control of macOS, now patched appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The fourth developer beta of macOS 11 Big Sur was released yesterday, and it brings a small but notable change. With the latest beta of macOS Big Sur, there is a new option in System Preferences to disable Desktop Tinting while using Dark Mode. more… The post macOS 11 Big Sur adds new option to disable Desktop Tinting to make Dark Mode even darker appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • One of the key focuses in iPadOS 14 is the Apple Pencil. Apple has made a variety of enhancements to iPad to improve the integration between iPad and Apple Pencil, perhaps most notably of which is a new Scribble feature. One thing I’ve noticed during my time with the iPadOS 14 is how much more enjoyable these features are in conjunction with a matte display. Furthermore, Apple recently debuted a 27-inch iMac with the nano-texture matte display option from the Pro Display XDR, which could suggest Apple has plans to bring the matte finish to additional products. more… The post Comment: Now that iMac has a nano-texture display option, iPad Pro should be next appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has updated its System Status webpage today to note that a variety of different iCloud services are suffering from downtime. According to Apple, services including Game Center, iCloud Account & Sign in, and iCloud Keychain are experiencing issues currently. more… The post Apple says multiple iCloud services are currently down for some users appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Now that Apple has reported its Q2 (fiscal Q3) performance, we’re seeing more firms estimate how many products the company shipped in the period. The latest report from Strategy Analytics estimates that iPad saw a big 33% increase in shipments compared to Q2 2019, the highest growth rate in the past 6 years. more… The post Latest data suggests iPad sales hit highest growth rate in 6 years during Q2 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • What differentiates server-side and client-side development, Tim Cook’s testimony in front of the US Congress, the new iMac, Rambo’s secret new project, and more on John’s not-so-secret use of SwiftUI to build games. Sponsored by iMazing: Get 30% off iMazing, the most popular all-purpose iPhone and iPad manager for Mac and PC. https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/stacktrace/iQwFmEYVdb_StacktraceEp95.mp3 Download MP3 more… The post Stacktrace Podcast 095: “We’re not lawyers” appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Samsung has launched a slew of products at its virtual Unpacked event today including its latest smartphones, smartwatch, fully-wireless earbuds, and more. The new devices offer some compelling features ahead of Apple unveiling the iPhone 12 and new Apple Watch later this year. more… The post Samsung targets Apple with new flagship smartphones, Apple Watch competitor, and Galaxy Buds with ANC appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Woot’s 1-day iPhone and Apple Watch sale highlights today’s 9to5Toys Lunch Break, along with the new Satechi back to school promotion, and Apple’s Space Gray Keyboard. Hit the jump for all that and more. more… The post iPhone and Apple Watch deals from $100, Satechi Back to School sale, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The Apple Store app turned 10 this past June, and Apple is celebrating the milestone with a fun Easter egg. Hidden inside the most recent update is a virtual surprise party. more… The post The Apple Store app is hiding a virtual surprise party 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 Direct Mail: Create and send great looking email newsletters with Direct Mail, an easy to use email marketing app for the Mac. Get started for free and save 10% when you sign up for any pricing plan.  more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: August 05, 2020 – New iMac announced, Apple exec shakeup appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • An automated mistake by Apple resulted in the company remotely killing all of a Mac developer’s apps. Users were unable to open them, and a message flagged them as malware, advising users to delete the apps to avoid damaging their Macs. Developer Charlie Monroe, creator of the Downie video downloader, among other apps, said that Apple didn’t even send him a message saying it had happened, and for several hours he didn’t know whether he still had a business or not… more… The post Automated mistake by Apple kills all Mac developer’s apps appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Instagram is out today with a major new release that should crank up the competition between social media apps to another level. “Reels” is rolling out for Instagram users in 50 countries and is focused on entertaining short-form video just like TikTok. more… The post Instagram clones TikTok with new short-form ‘Reels’ video feature launching today appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • In a left-field rumor, EverythingApplePro is reporting that Chinese accessory manufacturers believe that the iPhone 12 will include an intriguing new set of internal magnets. The iPad Pro is packed full of magnets that aids attachment of the Magic Keyboard. For the iPhone 12, the utility is not immediately clear. As the new ring of magnets is positioned in the chassis in the same place as the wireless charging coil, it is speculated that Apple might be working on a new wireless charging mat to which the iPhone 12 could automatically snap. more… The post iPhone 12 chassis rumored to feature a ring of magnets, perhaps for mounting to a new charging accessory appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The Exposure Notification API developed by Apple and Google is officially being put to use in the United States. Virginia has become the first U.S. state to offer a COVID-19 contact tracing application using the Apple and Google API, and it’s available to download today from the App Store for iOS and Google Play for Android. more… The post Virginia becomes first US state to debut COVID-19 tracing app using Apple and Google API appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • As we inch closer to iOS 14 GM release, we can expect less new features and changes in each beta release, and more focus on stability and refinement. That’s not to say that there won’t be any new changes found in this and forthcoming beta releases, however. Watch our hands-on video walkthrough as we explore a handful of iOS 14 beta 4 changes and features. more… The post Hands-on: iOS 14 beta 4 changes and features – the TV widget lives [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Getting your hands on discount iTunes cards has never been difficult in the past. Keeping an eye out on 9to5Toys or searching on ebay would normally bring up cards at 15-20% below list price. Stores like Best Buy would also incentives for buying from them. But finding such deals is already proving difficult … more… The post PSA: Now could be your last chance to grab discount iTunes cards appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • An Apple battery has received a safety certification in South Korea, and the design and specs suggest that it’s destined for a future 13-inch MacBook Air model. One possibility is that the battery is for the first ARM MacBook Air. Above, you can see the 2020 MacBook Air battery on the left, and the new battery on the right … more… The post Apple battery gets certified, perhaps for first ARM MacBook Air appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Update August 5: Virginia becomes the first state to release a contact tracing app. Update July 13: Six weeks after the release of this feature for iPhone and Android, zero U.S. states have released apps that support contact tracing. This post will absolutely be updated when contract tracing apps in the U.S. debut, but the update date will only change if new apps are available. Apple and Google announced plans to build COVID-19 tracing into iPhone and Android operating systems on April 10. The move marked a major partnership between the top two mobile operating system competitors in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19. Platform updates to enable the COVID-19 contact tracing feature on iOS and Android were publicly released 40 days later on May 20. So how do you participate in COVID-19 contact tracing efforts with your smartphone? In this story, 9to5Mac is tracking which U.S. states are committed to supporting the Exposure Notifications API in iOS and Android apps, which states are against using the contact tracing method, and which states are undecided. more… The post Which U.S. states are using Apple’s Exposure Notification API for COVID-19 contact tracing? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is slowly expanding the Look Around feature that was introduced last year with iOS 13. Previously available only in the United States, the company is now making Look Around available to some Japanese cities. more… The post Apple expands Apple Maps ‘Look Around’ feature to Japan appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • As we covered before, iOS 14 and tvOS 14 now support 4K video playback on YouTube for the first time. With the release of the fourth developer beta of macOS Big Sur earlier today, Mac users can finally watch 4K videos on YouTube using Safari in macOS Big Sur. more… The post Safari in macOS Big Sur beta 4 now supports 4K YouTube video stream appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has launched refreshed iMacs with the biggest changes coming to the 27-inch models. While there are compelling updates like 10th generation Intel CPUs, new AMD GPUs, and a 1080p FaceTime camera, the switch to Apple Silicon could bring a truly all-new iMac design (which we didn’t get today). Follow along for a 2020 iMac comparison versus the previous generation along with some help deciding if you should buy the new iMac. more… The post Should you buy the new iMac? Here’s how it compares to its predecessor appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Earlier this year, Apple’s WebKit team proposed a change to the format of SMS one-time passcodes to make two-factor authentication more secure. Apple confirmed today that developers can already implement these changes with iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur. more… The post iOS 14 adds domain-bound codes to make SMS one-time passcodes more secure appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The beta testing process for macOS 11 Big Sur continues today with the release of the fourth developer beta. Today’s update to macOS Big Sur beta 4 brings additional tweaks and improvements to the new features coming to all Mac users this fall. more… The post Apple releases macOS 11 Big Sur beta 4 to developers, public beta still ‘coming soon’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple and UCLA are teaming up on a new three-year study to understand how factors including sleep, physical activity, heart rate, and daily routines can play a role in depression and anxiety. As first reported by CNBC, UCLA will use data collected by iPhone, Apple Watch, and the Beddit sleep tracker. The study begins this week. more… The post Apple teams up with UCLA on mental health study using Apple Watch, iPhone, and Beddit sleep tracker appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has released the fourth developer betas of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, bringing additional improvements and changes to the new iPhone and iPad features. iOS 14 beta 4 adds support for the Exposure Notification API, restores 3D Touch functionality, and more. more… The post What’s new in iOS 14 beta 4? New TV app widgets, Exposure Notification API support, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Today, Apple announced updates to the iMac lineup. While there were small bumps to the 21.5 inch iMac and the iMac Pro, most of the love was saved for the 27-inch iMac, which starts at $1799.00. Although the new 10th-generation CPUs, 1080p webcam (finally), and nano-texture display options have stolen the headlines, the new 7 nm AMD Radeon Pro 5000 Series GPU options are a pretty big deal as well. more… The post AMD Radeon Pro 5000 Series GPUs will bring big graphics improvements to iMac appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Alongside the release of iOS 14 beta 4, Apple today has also released watchOS 7 beta 4 to developers. watchOS 7 includes new features such as sleep tracking, new watch face features, fitness improvements, and more. Update: watchOS 7 beta 4 is now rolling out via an over-the-air update to developers. more… The post Apple releases fourth beta of watchOS 7 to developers appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple announced today that Phil Schiller will transition into a new Apple Fellow role. Schiller has long served as Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, but that is a position that will now be occupied by Apple’s Greg Joswiak. more… The post Apple veteran Phil Schiller transitions to new ‘Fellow’ role, Greg Joswiak promoted to SVP of marketing appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple today will release the fourth betas of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 to developers. Today’s release of iOS 14 beta 4 comes two weeks after the release of beta 3, which included new features such as new Clock app widgets, Apple Music changes, and more. Today’s update will continue to make refinements to iOS 14 for iPhone and iPad users. Update: iOS 14 beta is now rolling out to registered developers. more… The post Apple releases iPadOS 14 and iOS 14 beta 4 to developers appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Today’s best deals include Nike+ Apple Watch Series 5, Anker’s HomeKit cameras, and a notable offer on the CalDigit Thunderbolt 3 dock. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Nike+ Apple Watch Series 5 up to $80 off, Anker HomeKit Cameras from $30, more in today’s best deals appeared first on 9to5Mac.