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  • Servant is one of the most popular shows on Apple TV+, with its second season now available on Apple’s streaming platform. This week, the company announced that Servant has been nominated for the 2021 TV Choice Awards in the Best Drama Series category. more… The post Apple TV+ thriller ‘Servant’ nominated for 2021 TV Choice Awards appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple Watch Series 3 was announced in September 2017 alongside the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, and while it didn’t come with a new design, Series 3 brought important enhancements, like a faster processor and the cellular version. Nearly four years later, Series 3 is still available in stores — but perhaps it’s time for Apple to discontinue it for good. more… The post Opinion: It’s time for Apple to discontinue the Apple Watch Series 3 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Microsoft tried to launch its xCloud game streaming service on the App Store for iPhone and iPad users, but Apple rejected the app due to its strict guidelines. Now emails revealed in the Epic vs. Apple trial on Wednesday show that Apple even removed a similar app from the App Store after its existence was mentioned by Microsoft. more… The post Apple banned Shadow app after Microsoft used it as an example to get xCloud for iOS approved appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Facebook today announced a new tool to connect local communities on its platform. Facebook Neighborhoods are a “dedicated space designed to help you connect with your neighbors, participate in your local community, and discover new places nearby.” more… The post Facebook begins testing new ‘Neighborhoods’ feature, rolling out in the US soon appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • After one year of testing, Twitter is finally launching its offensive tweet warning feature for all users to encourage people to pause and reconsider a potentially harmful or offensive reply before they hit send. more… The post Twitter for iOS rolling out offensive tweet warning feature to all users appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Today, OtterBox is expanding its collection of MagSafe iPhone 12 accessories with a series of wallet-focused releases. Headlined by a standalone magnetic wallet to take on Apple’s official offering, there’s also a new collection of folio cases for your iPhone 12 series device. Trading in the usual Apple stylings for more functional designs, you can get all of the details on the new OtterBox MagSafe wallets down below. more… The post OtterBox announces new MagSafe Wallet and Folio for iPhone 12 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • New internal emails and presentation documents revealed as part of the Epic vs. Apple show how Apple attempted to convince Netflix to continue using the App Store In-App Payments system. As Netflix was plotting its roadmap, Apple made a multitude of last-ditch efforts to win the company over. more… The post Emails reveal Apple’s attempts to stop Netflix from dropping App Store In-App Purchase support appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • When the new M1 iMacs launched, we wrote about Target Display Mode being absent from the hardware. While Luna Display has offered a wireless alternative that works with all Macs for some time, a new update today essentially brings back Target Display Mode with Ethernet and Thunderbolt support, with one limitation. more… The post Luna Display’s powerful Target Display Mode feature for Mac adds Ethernet and Thunderbolt support appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • I’ve been a Plex customer since 2014, but I had been searching for an app that would allow me to have more flexibility and offer 2x playback when I had something that I wanted to speed up. I ran across Infuse 6, and it checked all the boxes for a robust Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad video playback app. Now with Infuse 7, the Mac app makes its debut. more… The post Infuse 7 brings powerful streaming features, Trakt sync, AirPlay, and more to iOS, macOS, and Apple TV appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • We’re now halfway through the week, and all of today’s best deals are headlined by previous-generation iPad Pros at up to $199 off. That’s alongside Apple’s official iPhone 12 cases from $20 and Marshall’s Emberton Bluetooth Speaker at $130. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Wednesday’s best deals: iPad Pro $199 off, Apple MagSafe iPhone 12 cases from $20, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • I have always seemed to be one of the few people in the tech world who had no objection to App Tracking, but Facebook has finally succeeded in changing my mind. Just not in quite the way the company intended … more… The post Comment: Facebook has changed my mind on App Tracking appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Some HomePod users are reporting issues accessing Apple Music after last week’s 14.5 software update. When using “Hey Siri” to play a song or artists, the personal assistant seems to be unable to find a song on Apple Music. more… The post Some HomePod users report issues accessing Apple Music after 14.5 software update appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Facebook’s Oversight Board has officially given a verdict over the platform’s January decision to ban then-President Donald Trump. While the board ruled to keep the indeterminate ban in place, it also “insists” that Facebook review the matter within six months to make a permanent decision that is “consistent with the rules that are applied to other users of its platform.” more… The post Facebook Oversight Board upholds Trump ban but ‘insists’ on a review and permanent decision appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • After checking in on the progress of Rambo HQ 2.0 and a visit to John’s Static Site Generation Corner, John and Rambo briefly discuss the ongoing trial between Apple and Epic Games, and then dive into topics like project planning and how to pick what server-side framework to use for a new project. Sponsored by Kandji: A modern, cloud-based platform for centrally managing and securing your Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV devices, saving IT teams countless hours of manual work with features like one-click compliance templates and 150+ pre-built automations, apps, and workflows. Request access. Download MP3 more… The post Stacktrace Podcast 134: “Overthinking is the enemy of shipping” appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A British university study in 2019 indicated that Night Shift doesn’t work when it comes to helping you sleep, and that has been confirmed by a new study carried out in the US. Apple says the Night Shift feature “may” aid sleep by gradually reducing the amount of blue light in the display and increasing the amount of yellow light… more… The post Another study suggests that Apple’s Night Shift doesn’t work 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: Bitcoin/cryptocurrency tracking app for iPhone, iPad, Mac & Apple Watch. more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: May 05, 2021 – M1 iMac, AirTag battery appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • WhatsApp Pay received regulatory approval to launch in Brazil at the end of March, after being delayed due to anti-competitive concerns. Only now, however, has the feature started to roll out to Brazilian users. more… The post WhatsApp Pay is now live in Brazil for iPhone and Android users appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple’s Advanced Manufacturing Fund has provided a further $410M to optical tech company II-VI (formerly known as Finisar), following an initial advance of $390M back in 2017. The company makes the vertical cavity lasers used in the TrueDepth camera system for Face ID. Apple says that the payment will help to support more than 700 jobs across four US states … more… The post Apple’s Advanced Manufacturing Fund awards $410M to II-VI, supporting 700 US jobs appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • We heard last month that today would see the launch of Apple Pay in Israel, and that has now been confirmed. A local report says that Apple Pay is supported by all bank and credit card companies in the country, though not for all cards … more… The post Apple Pay in Israel now live with all banks, but not all cards [U] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple’s launch of the 24-inch M1 iMac is likely to see the company become the market leader in All-In-One (AIO) PCs this year, according to a new market intelligence report. Apple is set to overtake HP partly due to the appeal of the all-new iMac, but also in part due to Apple’s advantage in the chip supply chain. HP achieved its success in AIO PCs through a combination of a good range of sizes, stylish design, and extremely affordable pricing … more… The post M1 iMac likely to see Apple become market leader in AIO PCs appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A valuable update to Apple Maps that came with iOS 14 is cycling directions. While Google Maps has had this feature for some time, Apple goes a step further by including if you’ll be using bike lanes or side roads on your route, a toggle to avoid busy roads or hills, and more. Read along for a look at how to use the Apple Maps cycling directions in iOS 14. Update May 2021: Apple has expanded the feature recently across California and Seattle. more… The post iOS 14: How to use detailed cycling directions in Apple Maps [U] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has slowly been expanding the amount of advertising in the App Store, first with Search Ads in results, and more recently with an ad slot in the “Suggested” area of the App Store Search tab. New emails made public as part of the Apple vs. Epic legal battle, seen by 9to5Mac, offer a look at Apple’s internal debate over whether or not to roll out ads to the App Store. more… The post Emails show Apple’s internal debate over showing ads in the App Store appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Earlier this week, Apple released iOS 14.5.1 and macOS Big Sur 11.3.1 with an important security update that fixed a serious WebKit exploit. Today the company released Safari 14.1 for users running macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave, which also fixes the exploit that had been being used for malicious web content. more… The post Apple releases Safari 14.1 with WebKit patch for macOS Catalina and Mojave appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Another week, another problem. Following an Apple Music and iTunes outage last week, Apple confirmed on Tuesday that some of its services are now partially offline. This includes Find My, iCloud Mail, iCloud Contacts, and iCloud settings. Update (9:19 PM ET): Apple says the outage is now fixed across all its services. more… The post Apple confirms outage affecting Find My, Mail, and other iCloud apps [U: Fixed] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The Apple vs. Epic trial continued today, with Epic CEO Tim Sweeney testifying and facing cross-examination from Apple’s lawyers. Sweeney was pressed on Epic’s business model, the company’s relationship with the likes of Microsoft and Sony, and more. more… The post Epic CEO says he would have taken a special App Store deal if Apple had offered appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Following a couple reports that Apple was planning this expansion, Apple today notified developers that they can sign up for their app to be advertised on the main page of the App Store’s Search tab. more… The post Apple inviting developers to appear in new prominent App Store ad slots appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Now that we’ve all spent time with AirTag, it’s time to start thinking about ways to make the product even better. There are several obvious ways to do this that many have noted over the past couple of days. AirTag is an incredibly powerful tool for tracking items, but lots of us would like to allow our friends and family to track important items or ask for their help in finding lost ones. Family sharing is just the tip of the iceberg. more… The post Concept: Enhancing AirTag with family sharing, widgets, and an Apple Watch app appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple TV+ received Peabody Award nominations today for Ted Lasso and Stillwater. The company also announced a new docuseries. more… The post Apple TV+ roundup: Peabody nominations for ‘Ted Lasso’ and ‘Stillwater,’ ‘Big Man on Campus’ docuseries ordered appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Two weeks after releasing the first macOS 11.4 beta, Apple has seeded developers and public testers with the second. macOS 11.4 comes with expanded support for AMD GPUs. more… The post Apple seeds developers with macOS 11.4 beta 2 [Public beta too] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • While the iPhone 13 is expected to largely resemble the iPhone 12 in terms of design, Apple is rumored to have a few design changes in store. A new video from Unbox Therapy today provides a closer look at those changes with an iPhone 13 Pro Max dummy unit. more… The post Video: iPhone 13 Pro Max dummy unit shows smaller notch with relocated ear speaker appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Back in March, Apple filed a lawsuit against its former materials lead, Simon Lancaster for allegedly stealing trade secrets about “Project X,” leaking them to the media, and more. Now Lancaster has formally filed his response and while he denies the primary allegations of leaking company secrets, he does admit to talking to a specific reporter while at Apple and asking for “favorable” stories of a start-up. more… The post Ex-Apple employee who allegedly leaked trade secrets about Project X refutes allegations appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • All of today’s best deals are headlined by a new Amazon low on Apple’s M1 MacBook Pro at $199 off. Plus, save on AirPods Pro at the second-best price of the year and Apple’s latest iPad Air at $74 off. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Deals: M1 MacBook Pro falls to new low at $199 off, AirPods Pro $190, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Instagram is launching an auto-caption feature for English speakers to use in Stories with just a sticker. As reported by The Verge, “Instagram now has a captions sticker for Stories, which will automatically transcribe speech in videos.” more… The post Instagram Stories adds auto-captions support with a sticker appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • New documents brought to light as part of the Apple vs. Epic legal battle offer interesting details on the history of the relationship between Facebook and Apple. The documents, revealed by Epic Games and first spotted by CNBC, show that the relationship between Apple and Facebook has been strained since as far back as 2011. more… The post New emails show Steve Jobs referred to Facebook as ‘Fecebook’ amid App Store conflict appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A new study published today takes an in-depth look at how apps used in schools are sharing children’s data with third parties. The research found the majority of school apps transmit data and that Android is 8x more likely to be sending that data to “very high-risk” third parties than iOS. more… The post Report: Android apps send student data to ‘very high-risk’ third parties 8x more often than iOS appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Twitter announced today that it is acquiring Scroll, a subscription platform for users who don’t want to read content with ads but still support publishers to bring in more revenue than with traditional ads on a page. This comes as part of Twitter’s plan to build its own subscription service. more… The post Twitter acquires Scroll as it builds its own subscription service; Nuzzel shutting down appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Following years of rumors and leaks, the Apple AirTag is finally available to buy. I received mine on launch day last week, along with a Belkin Secure Holder to attach it to my keys. The real test of any Bluetooth tracker is when you actually lose the item they are attached to, and so far I haven’t lost my aforementioned keys. After a few days of artificial testing, though, I am generally very happy with the AirTag and would easily recommend them. The breadth of the Find My network is going to be hard for any other company to beat … more… The post AirTag review: An easy-to-use item tracker empowered by a network of a billion iPhone users appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A new report by DigiTimes today shows the global tablet shipment in Q1 2021 dropped sequentially and will continue to suffer in Q2. Apple, however, will reportedly have a stable second quarter thanks to the iPad Pro. more… The post Despite supply shortages, iPad Pro expected to bolster Apple shipments in Q2 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • American families below or close to the poverty line will soon be able to apply for a broadband subsidy worth $50 per month, as part of the COVID relief package. Applications open on May 12, with a number of additional ways to qualify… more… The post $50/month broadband subsidy for low-income Americans starts on May 12 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Withings makes some of the most popular smart health devices on the market and today its Body Cardio scale that works with Apple’s Health app is getting an impressive feature. Vascular Age is launching to help users measure their arterial health and can give important early warnings about potential cardiovascular issues. more… The post Apple Health-enabled Withings Body Cardio adds new ‘Vascular Age’ measurement 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: Bitcoin / crypto ticker and portfolio. Get a month of Premium with code 9TO5MAC. more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: May 04, 2021 – iOS 14.5.1 release, foldable iPhone appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • AAPL stock buybacks – in which the company buys back its own shares – will help protect the US equities market as a whole, according to an equity research firm. Apple announced a major increase in its stock buybacks during last week’s earnings call … more… The post AAPL stock buybacks will help US equities market as a whole – analyst appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • It’s almost a year since TSMC announced that it was planning to spend $12B on a chip plant in Arizona, but a new report today suggests that this is just the start. The first plant is due to begin production in 2024, and sources now claim that additional chip-fabrication plants in the state will follow … more… The post TSMC planning up to six chip plants in Arizona, not just one – Reuters appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Yesterday saw Apple’s AirTags withdrawn from sale by Australian retail chain Officeworks, apparently over child safety concerns. Officeworks has more than 160 stores across the country. While the issue is currently limited to a single chain, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) confirmed concerns over ease of access to the button battery used in the device … more… The post AirTags withdrawn from sale by Australian chain over child safety concerns appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Clubhouse quickly became a huge success earlier this year, reaching over 8 million downloads in the iOS App Store in February. However, as the competition grows, things are not going well for the audio-based social network. A new report claims that the app registered around 900,000 downloads in April, dropping from a peak of 9.6 million downloads three months ago. more… The post Clubhouse downloads plummet to 900,000 in April as competition grows appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Earlier this year, I reviewed the Denim app, which is an iPhone app that lets you easily create your own playlist artwork. Denim recently received a major update that not only added new artwork styles, but also integration with the Music app and a new way to preview the artwork with your own playlists. more… The post ‘Denim’ playlist artwork creator gets major update with Music app integration, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple announced on Monday some changes coming to App Store taxes and prices in Kenya, Nigeria, Peru, and Sweden. While Apple will increase the price of apps and transactions in most of the mentioned countries, one of them will soon have prices decreased. more… The post App Store tax and price changes coming to Kenya, Nigeria, Peru, and Sweden appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Today marked the beginning of the highly-anticipated Apple vs. Epic trial, and things kicked off with both companies presenting their opening statements. While Epic argued that Apple has built a monopolistic ecosystem surrounding the App Store and iPhone, Apple said that Epic fails to support its claims with any evidence. more… The post Apple and Epic go head-to-head in fiery opening remarks of highly-anticipated trial appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Following the release of iOS 14.5 and today’s iOS 14.5.1, Apple has stopped signing iOS 14.4.2, blocking downgrades from the latest major update. more… The post Apple stops signing iOS 14.4.2, prevents downgrading from iOS 14.5 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • This week on Watch Time join 9to5Mac’s Zac Hall and Tempo developer Rahul Matta in the final episode of this podcast “season”. more… The post 9to5Mac Watch Time: Week 6 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has hired former Google distinguished scientist Samy Bengio, according to a new report from Reuters. Bengio led Google’s artificial intelligence ethics group up until last month, when he departed amid a broader shakeup on the team. more… The post Apple hires former Google Brain scientist to lead new AI research unit appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple released updates for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch today with multiple security updates. The patched flaws involved malicious web content that could lead to arbitrary code execution – and Apple says they may have been actively exploited. more… The post Apple says iOS 14.5.1 and macOS 11.3.1 patch WebKit flaws that may have been actively exploited appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • As part of the documents turning up in the ongoing Epic vs. Apple trial that commenced today, various details have leaked out about Epic’s planned road map for the game. Seemingly, when Apple and Epic were on better terms, the companies plotted a services bundle that would offer a bundle subscription of Fortnite Club (a Fortnite subscription tier, which was later released in the US named “Fortnite Crew”), Apple Music, and Apple TV+. more… The post Apple and Epic once planned a subscription bundle combining Fortnite Crew, Apple Music, and Apple TV+ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Twitter Spaces is dramatically expanding its availability after a few months in public beta, as the company announced today in a blog post. more… The post Twitter Spaces now live for anyone with at least 600 followers appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • After considering exiting the RFPCB business last year, Samsung Electro-Mechanics is reported to be a supplier for the iPhone 13, according to TheElec. This comes amid rumors of ProMotion display making its way to the iPhone this year. more… The post Samsung expected to supply iPhone 13 component to enable 120Hz refresh rate appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • In addition to today’s release of iOS 14.5.1, Apple is also releasing macOS Big 11.3.1. This comes one week after macOS Big Sur 11.3 was released to the public with security improvements, deeper HomePod integration, and more. more… The post Apple releases macOS Big Sur 11.3.1 with security updates appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Following the release of the iOS 14.5.1 update to the public, Apple has just released watchOS 7.4.1 for Apple Watch users. The company doesn’t say exactly what has changed with today’s update beyond mentioning that this version brings security improvements. more… The post Apple releases watchOS 7.4.1 with security improvements appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • One week after the release of iOS 14.5, Apple today is releasing iOS 14.5.1 to the public with bug fixes and performance improvements. Apple is also releasing iOS 12.5.3 for older iPhones that are not supported by iOS 14.5. more… The post Apple releases iOS 14.5.1 with fix for App Tracking Transparency bug [U] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Today marks the beginning of the three-week Apple vs. Epic trial over the App Store. The trial, however, began in chaos as the call-in line was flooded with Fortnite and Apple fans alike after the court failed to mute the participants. more… The post Epic vs. Apple trial begins in chaos with Fortnite and Apple fans flooding the public call line appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • All of today’s best deals are headlined by Apple’s latest M1 Mac mini at $99 off. That’s alongside a rare discount on Nike’s official Apple Watch Sport Pride Band at $39 and Anker’s PowerExpand Thunderbolt 3 hub for $50 off. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Deals: M1 Mac mini $99 off, Nike Apple Watch Band $39, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • In a note to investors, Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives believes Apple will win the trial against Epic Games while defending its “golden jewel” App Store ecosystem. more… The post Wedbush: Apple likely to prevail in ‘Game of Thrones’-style trial against Epic Games appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • If you were wondering whether you could use AirTags to track your checked baggage, and find out whether it really is where the airline says it is, a travel website says the answer is yes. There is one scenario where AirTag doesn’t help, however… more… The post Using AirTags for checked baggage likely to work well, with one exception appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Epic Games has announced that it has acquired artist portfolio and sales site ArtStation, for an undisclosed fee. In a move likely designed to strengthen its antitrust case against Apple, Epic has told artists that it is reducing its standard commission from 30% to 12%. more… The post As Epic Games battles Apple, it buys ArtStation and cuts 30% commission to 12% appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has shared more about its recent partnership to help support Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), this time with Huston-Tillotson University. With a multi-year program, Apple is offering scholarships, hardware, software, as well as professional development to help support the next generation of Black male educators. more… The post Apple highlights partnership with Huston-Tillotson HBCU, providing scholarships, devices, and more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The Reminders app has gotten some nice improvements with iOS 14.5. Let’s look at the new options to better organize your to-dos as well as print iPhone Reminders. more… The post iPhone: How to print Reminders and use the new to-do sorting options in iOS 14.5 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A new folding iPhone report, if accurate, answers two questions. When will the first model be launched? What size will the display be? The answer to the first appears to be 2023. The answer to the second seems to be 8 inches – but that still leaves unanswered what is, to me, a crucial question: Will the fold be vertical or horizontal? more… The post Comment: Latest folding iPhone report doesn’t answer the key question 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: Bitcoin/cryptocurrency tracking app for iPhone, iPad, Mac & Apple Watch. more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: May 03, 2021 – Apple Music HiFi, App Store profit appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Through the Microsoft Teams forum, Teams Engineering has confirmed to a user that Microsoft is working on automatically recording meetings. This feature would come to the Mac version of Microsoft Teams as well. more… The post Microsoft Teams for macOS will soon adds support for automatic meeting recording appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Although M1 Macs lack support for traditional Boot Camp x86 Windows installations, it’s super-easy to install Windows for ARM on your M1 Mac. Parallels recently released Parallels Desktop 16 for Mac, and with it comes out-of-the-box support for M1 Macs. Watch our hands-on video walkthrough for step-by-step instructions for installing Windows 10 for ARM on your M1 MacBook, Mac mini, or iMac, and be sure to subscribe to 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple-centric guides and tutorials. more… The post The super-easy guide for installing Windows on M1 Macs using Parallels Desktop 16 for Mac [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • On the day that the Apple/Epic case begins, a senior Google engineer has used a blog post to undermine a key part of the Cupertino company’s antitrust defense. Apple denies that the iOS App Store amounts to a monopoly, for two reasons. First, it says that developers can create apps for other platforms, like Android and games consoles. Second, it argues that those who want to reach iPhone users can simply create web apps. It is this latter claim that has come under fire … more… The post As Epic case begins, senior Google engineer undermines one of Apple’s arguments appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Noninvasive Apple Watch blood sugar measurement probably tops the list on the consumer wish list for the company’s wearable, and a partnership with a UK startup may have brought us one step closer. Apple is listed as the largest client of Rockley Photonics, an electronics company working on a system that uses similar sensors to the existing Apple Watch ones, but with many more capabilities … more… The post Apple Watch blood sugar and blood pressure measurement could be a step closer appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo today released a report that said Apple will begin shipping its first foldable iPhone in 2023. The same report also included a tidbit about the iPad mini. Kuo said that a touch-panel supplier will benefit from the release of a new iPad mini in the second half of 2021. more… The post Kuo: New iPad mini coming later this year appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple announced today that its MacArthur Center store in Norfolk, Virginia will permanently close on May 14. The store’s impending closure was confirmed in late February, but a final date was not disclosed at the time. more… The post MacArthur Center Apple Store permanently closes May 14 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Back in March, reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed that Apple is working on its first foldable iPhone that is supposed to be introduced in 2023. In a new investor note shared on Monday obtained by 9to5Mac, Kuo reinforces the rumors about a foldable iPhone, now saying that the company expects to ship up to 20 million units of this model in its first year of sales. more… The post Kuo: Apple expected to ship 20 million units of first foldable iPhone in 2023 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple Podcasts is the AM to Apple Music’s FM. The two apps should be almost on par at all times, particularly now that the company is turning podcasts into an app that includes paid subscriptions. The app hasn’t always gotten the love it deserves, but that’s starting to change. There are lots of ways Apple could take the podcasts app to the next level as it enters into a new era. Here are some of my ideas… more… The post Concept: Apple Podcasts has so much potential; here are some ways it could be taken to the next level appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Now that iOS 14.5 has been released to the public, we’re starting to get a closer look at how various companies are implementing the new App Tracking Transparency privacy requirement. Perhaps most notably, the Verge has details on the popup message Facebook and Instagram are using to encourage users to choose the “Allow” option when prompted about tracking… more… The post Facebook encourages iOS 14.5 users to enable tracking so its apps remain ‘free of charge’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The Apple AirTag is finally among us. Available to buy on the Apple Store or from other retailers, the item tracker will surely be a handy accessory for those who tend to lose things. But, if by any means, someone puts an AirTag in your belongings to track you, here’s how to disable it. more… The post How to disable an unwanted Apple AirTag appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Back in February, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway revealed that it sold 9.81 million shares of AAPL at the end of 2020. Speaking during the conglomerate’s annual shareholder meeting this weekend, however, Buffett acknowledged that this decision was “probably a mistake.” more… The post Warren Buffett says it ‘was probably a mistake’ to sell nearly 10M shares of AAPL last year appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • On Friday, Apple started accepting orders for the fifth-generation iPad Pro, the colored 24-inch iMac, and the second-generation Apple TV 4K. The company also started selling the purple iPhone 12 and its AirTag item tracker, did you order any of these products? more… The post Poll: Did you order a new iPad Pro, 24-inch iMac, AirTag, or Apple TV 4K? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • In this week’s top stories: iOS 14.5 is officially released to the public, a firmware update for AirPods and AirPods Pro, Apple’s record-setting earnings, and more. Read on for all of this week’s top stories and more. more… The post This week’s top stories: iOS 14.5 release, AirPods firmware update, AirTag launch, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Now that we’ve had a chance to give some of the best AirTag keychains, cases, covers, and straps a try, alongside covering the launch of the top third-party brands, it’s time to round up the best-of-the-best. While overall sentiment has been somewhat lukewarm in some circles for the official Apple offerings (mostly a price thing it would appear), there’s no denying how important it’s going to be for some folks to ensure their slippery little Apple trackers are safe and secure. Dropping one in the bottom of your wallet or bag will certainly do the trick, but it’s also a less-than-elegant way to carry your latest Apple gear. The price of some of the AirTag straps, covers, and keychains can exceed that of the actual item tracker, so we have rounded up some options across all price ranges to give folks an idea of what’s out there and how to best make use of their AirTag accessory budget.  more… The post Best AirTag keychains, cases, straps, and more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple’s AirTag is a Bluetooth tracker that helps you find lost items. It runs some basic software to communicate its location back to nearby iPhones which can then act as beacons on the Find My network. more… The post How to find your AirTag’s serial number and firmware version appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • WhatsApp for iOS is developing a new review tool for voice messages, according to WABetaInfo. more… The post WhatsApp for iOS to add new review tool for voice messages appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • After almost a year of public back and forth, Apple and Epic Games will head to court on Monday to discuss if the App Store and its in-app purchase policies violate antitrust law. Here’s what you need to know. more… The post Epic vs Apple trial starts Monday, here’s what you need to know appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • It is an open secret that the App Store is a huge revenue and profit driver for Apple but to date Apple has not disclosed figures that break out exactly how profitable the App Store is. Apple has previously told senators that its business does not calculate profit and loss for individual products and services. However, new court testimony in the Apple-vs-Epic trial (which commences next week) seemingly reveals a number that Apple has tried to keep quiet. Via Bloomberg, the App Store ran at a 78% profit margin in 2019. more… The post Apple runs App Store with 78% profit margin, according to court testimony appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Have you got an Apple AirTag? Aside from buying various cases and holder accessories, the best way to customise it is through the software: you can name your AirTag whatever you want and set a custom icon using any emoji. Here’s how to do it. more… The post How to pick a custom emoji and name for your AirTag appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A curious report earlier today claimed that Apple is working on a HiFi plan for Apple Music. While the report itself doesn’t come with much evidence, 9to5Mac was able to find code in iOS 14.6 that suggests support for HiFi songs coming to Apple Music in the future. more… The post iOS 14.6 beta 1 hinted at Apple Music HiFi support with Dolby audio references appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • As our lives get busier, adding some technology to your home to help keep things tidy can help to add some peace of mind. Roborock, which already has a great lineup of robot vacuums, is out with its latest – the Roborock S7, which combines powerful suction with automatic mop lifting for convenient cleaning. The new model is available to preorder now ahead of its May 2 release date. Head below for a closer look. more… The post Hands-on: Roborock S7 robot vacuum brings next-level mopping and mapping [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Quarter over quarter, Apple dominates the tablet market with the iPad. According to a preliminary report by IDC, the company has a 31.7% of market share in this segment, followed by Samsung with 20.0% only. This data represents the months of January, February, and March. more… The post IDC: Apple dominates tablet market in Q1 2021 with 31.7% market share appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • With the launch of AirTag on Friday, Apple still hasn’t updated the Find My webpage to show this new smart tracker or the new Items tab, available on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. more… The post AirTag and Items tab still unavailable on the web version of Find My appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • With the fifth-generation iPad Pro already available to order on the Apple site, the company just updated its support ‘Service and Repair’ page with the cost to repair the iPad with and without warranty. more… The post PSA: Repairing the 5th-generation iPad Pro can cost up to $699 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A new rumor suggests Apple Music could announce a HiFi tier in the coming weeks as well as the launch of the third-generation AirPods alongside it. The rumor contradicts other reports that suggest AirPods 3 aren’t coming until the fall. more… The post Sketchy rumor suggests Apple could announce HiFi Apple Music alongside new AirPods in a few weeks appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple @ Work is brought to you by Kandji, the MDM solution built exclusively for organizations that run on Apple. Kandji is a modern, cloud-based platform for centrally managing and securing your Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV devices, saving IT teams countless hours of manual work with features like one-click compliance templates and 150+ pre-built automations, apps, and workflows. Request access. The transition to Apple Silicon is fantastic thus far. Having been an Apple user since 2004, this is my second processor change, and this transition is going exceptionally well. My M1 Apple MacBook Air is my favorite Mac of all time. For the enterprise market, Apple Silicon is bringing many beneficial factors, but one of the more underrated ones is iOS apps running on macOS. more… The post Apple @ Work: What will be the enterprise impact of running iOS apps on macOS? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • While recent weeks have seen a flurry of developments in the podcasting industry, Google has remained relatively quiet about its offering. That said, Google Podcasts has just redesigned the Now Playing screen on iOS and has widely rolled out the ability to block recommendations. more… The post Google Podcasts gets redesigned Now Playing UI on iOS, lets you block recommendations appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • While you may hear that Macs are not be vulnerable to Windows viruses, the popularity of the Mac means that nefarious parties are actually targeting macOS more than ever before. Fortunately, Intego Mac Security has over two decades of experience protecting Apple users, and 9to5Mac readers can save 50% on Intego’s Mac Premium Bundle X9. Intego’s software suite features macOS Big Sur compatible apps for Internet security, removing digital cruft, and backing up your most important data. This includes Intego’s all-new VirusBarrier X9 software so you can have peace of mind when new malware makes headlines. more… The post Intego VirusBarrier X9 protects your Mac from macOS malware like Silver Sparrow and Xcode Spy [Save 50% on Mac Premium Bundle] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • AirTag is officially out in the wild and includes seamless integration with iOS and a compelling host of features to keep track of your items. Let’s dive into the setup, how to find AirTags with the precision UI, enter Lost Mode, replace the battery, what sound effects mean, and much more. more… The post Hands-on: AirTag setup, precision finding, Lost Mode, battery replacement, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The long-awaited App Tracking Transparency feature became available to iPhone and iPad users this week with the release of iOS 14.5, and users can now opt out of being tracked by third-party apps. Now, app analysis firm AppFigures has revealed some statistics on the adoption of this feature. more… The post Report: 10,000 apps have already enabled App Tracking Transparency; most of them are games appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The new Twelve South MagSafe charging stand launched earlier this week with a minimalistic, clean look and a design that leaves your iPhone 12 floating in midair. We have been fans of the brand for a quite a while now, but with Apple reintroducing MagSafe tech this generation, it’s time to give Twelve South’s first crack at the technology a run for its money. Head below for our hands-on Twelve South Forté review.  more… The post Twelve South MagSafe charging stand review: A hefty metal base with a super-clean look appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • In case you missed the announcement last week, 9to5Rewards is partnering with tomtoc to gift one lucky reader the new iPad Pro. In addition to the giveaway, readers can also get sweet deals on iPad cases, sleeves and bags, with 20% off site-wide from tomtoc. Head below for a better look at one of our favorite new iPad accessories, and enter to win the latest M1 iPad Pro.  more… The post 9to5Rewards: Enter to win the new iPad Pro from tomtoc + 20% off cases appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • It’s been a week since the thrilling conclusion of For All Mankind season 2 on Apple TV+, and Space Explored has chatted with the show’s creator Ronald D. Moore about what it’s like working with Apple on the series, NASA’s progress on the Artemis program, and more. more… The post ‘For All Mankind’ co-creator Ronald D. Moore talks working with Apple, NASA’s Artemis program, and Mars appeared first on 9to5Mac.