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  • An interesting story about the history of the new cheese grater lattice design of the upcoming Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR points to Apple coming up with the idea almost two decades ago for the PowerMac G4 Cube, but the hemispherical design didn’t make it into that desktop. However, a reminiscent design was used… more… The post Hands-on photos explore G4 Cube and the likely origin of the Mac Pro lattice design appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • After requiring an installation via iTunes for the first iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 beta, Apple has released the second developer beta as an OTA yesterday. However, you won’t automatically see it appear under software updates in Settings. Follow along for how to update to the second iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 developer betas. more… The post How to update iPhone and iPad to iOS 13 developer beta 2 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Headlining Tuesday’s 9to5Toys Lunch Break is the return of iPad mini 5 deals, plus a notable SanDisk 1-day storage sale, and elago’s latest AirPods case. Hit the jump for more of today’s best offers. more… The post iPad mini 5 deals, SanDisk storage sale, and elago’s AirPods case are in Tuesday’s best offers appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Smart outlets that work with Apple HomeKit are super common these days, so how does a new entry stand out in the market? Satechi may have the answer with its brand new Dual Smart Outlet, a two-in-one design HomeKit smart outlet that doesn’t block other outlets. more… The post Satechi now sells a HomeKit plug that turns one dumb outlet into two smart outlets [30% off] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • After going hands-on with over 250 new changes and features across both iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, I set out to distill the list down to 13 of my favorite new features. What stands out the most amongst so many changes? Watch our hands-on video walkthrough for the details and be sure to subscribe to 9to5Mac on YouTube for more iOS 13 coverage. more… The post Hands-on: The best iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 features [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is evolving its in-store shopping experience with signage and display fixtures that remove ambiguity and encourage increased hands-on interaction with products. New designs that have been spotted in multiple locations reflect the changing requirements of busy stores and appear to address common customer needs. more… The post New Apple Store design changes prioritize a straightforward shopping experience appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Flexibits brought its excellent contact manager Cardhop from the Mac to iOS earlier this year, and today both versions of the Fantastical maker’s actionable contacts app are being updated with all-new features. Cardhop for iOS expands on the awesome business card feature introduced in version 1.0 plus much more including a fun sticker pack in Messages, and Cardhop for Mac picks up new templates for managing smart groups and more. more… The post Cardhop contacts fixer adds multiple business cards, Gravatar pictures, new sticker pack, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Following yesterday’s particularly notable TV show sale at iTunes, we’re getting a fresh batch of deals this morning headlined by 4K films for $10. We also have a new $1 rental promotion and the usual smattering of $5 movie deals. Hit the jump for all of our top picks. more… The post Best iTunes movie deals of the week: $10 4K sale, $1 horror rentals, more from $5 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The long-running saga surrounding troubled Apple supplier Japan Display continues, with a much-touted rescue plan today thrown into doubt. A backer who was putting up almost a third of the cash for Japan Display’s belated expansion plans for OLED screens has withdrawn …. more… The post Rescue plan for Apple supplier Japan Display in doubt as major backer exits appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Kanex has launched its new iAdapt 6-in-1 Multiport USB-C Docking Station today for the 11- and 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Featured ports on the new hub include USB-C, USB-A, HDMI, 3.5mm headphone jack, microSDXC card slot, and more. more… The post Kanex unveils 6-in-1 USB-C dock for iPad Pro, works with Apple’s Smart Keyboard Folio appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Facebook has confirmed its long-rumored plans for a cryptocurrency, to be named Libra and launch at some point next year. It will launch a cryptocurrency wallet called Calibra at the same time … more… The post Facebook confirms cryptocurrency plans: Libra currency, Calibra wallet appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • There’s long been much talk about Apple’s China problems, a topic given new impetus this year by the company revealing that falling iPhone sales in the country was almost the sole reason for missing its original holiday quarter guidance. CEO Tim Cook said in January that revenue in China fell $4.8B year-on-year, while sales increased elsewhere. Two more analysts have commented this week, with Credit Suisse taking the more pessimistic view … more… The post Apple’s China problems have ‘no easy near-term fix,’ says Credit Suisse appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • iOS 13 beta 2 dropped last night with the usual bevy of changes. tvOS has had several surprises, including the addition of Picture-in-Picture video for the TV app. There’s also a new feature that requires iOS 13 and tvOS 13: Wireless Audio Sync. more… The post iOS 13 uses your iPhone microphone to fix Apple TV audio sync issues appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Nintendo announced today that Dr. Mario World will launch for iOS and Android on July 10th. First announced in January, Nintendo touted that the “action puzzle” game would be released globally during the summer of 2019. more… The post Dr. Mario World launching on iOS and Android next month, free with in-app purchases appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has taken several steps over the last year to make users more aware of the subscriptions they’ve signed up for on iOS. Now, with iOS 13, Apple will warn users when they delete an app that still has an active subscription. more… The post iOS 13 warns you if you delete an app with an active subscription appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • We’re likely just three months away from the announcement of Apple’s 2019 iPhone lineup, including the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max. Apple this year is expected to introduce three new iPhone models, including successors to the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, and a refreshed iPhone XR. Read on as we roundup all of the rumors about the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max. more… The post Everything we know about the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max so far appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Last year, Adobe demonstrated a new iPad drawing and painting application that it referred to as Project Gemini. This afternoon, Adobe is offering more details on that application, and giving it a real name: Adobe Fresco. more… The post Adobe details upcoming ‘Fresco’ iPad drawing and painting app with Live Brushes appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Audio sharing is a new feature in iOS 13 that lets you share the music you are listening to in your headphones with a friend, so you can both enjoy the same audio together. However, it does not work with all devices. Here’s what it is compatible: more… The post iOS 13 lets you share your headphones audio with a friend — here’s what devices you need appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Beddit, the sleep tracking company that Apple bought two years ago, is launching a new beta program to allow customers to test and offer feedback on new features before release. The new Beddit Beta Program is free for participants who enroll, but there are a few requirements for participation. more… The post Apple’s Beddit sleep tracking company launches beta program for testing new features appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Two of the headlining changes involving Photos in iOS 13 were missing in action in the initial beta, but today’s second beta release makes the new features available to beta testers. A new High-Key Mono effect in the Camera app’s Portrait Mode panel is now available, along with the ability to edit and control Portrait Lightning via a new Portrait Lighting Control section in the Photos app editing interface. more… The post iOS 13 beta 2 adds new Portrait Lighting Control and High-Key Mono effect to the Camera app appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Although strangely not mentioned in Apple’s WWDC keynote, tvOS 13 beta 2 has a nice surprise: support for Picture-in-Picture video playback. You can now watch shows from the Apple TV app whilst multitasking around the rest of the operating system. Just like the iPad, Apple TV users can leave the video playing in a thumbnail window whilst they navigate the rest of the operating system. more… The post tvOS 13 beta 2 brings Picture-in-Picture video multitasking to Apple TV appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • One of the big new additions to the Files app in iOS 13 is the ability to connect to a server via SMB. In the initial iOS 13 beta, attempting such a connection resulted in an error, but in iOS 13 beta 2, you can now successfully connect to a server wirelessly. more… The post iOS 13 beta 2 enables SMB Server connectivity in the Files app appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple today released the second developer beta of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, two weeks after the release of beta 1. The second beta of an iOS release usually includes a variety of notable changes. Read on as we roundup all of the changes in iOS 13 beta 2. more… The post What’s new in iOS 13 beta 2? Files improvements, Camera updates, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • [Update: Second beta versions of iOS 13, iPadOS 13, watchOS 6, macOS Catalina, and tvOS 13 are now available as an over-the-air update after installing developer profiles from Apple’s developer portal.] Are you a thrill seeker testing Apple’s pre-release software and dealing with beta 1 life? Good news! It’s time to move on to beta 2 life in search of more stability and performance improvements. Apple will release iOS 13 beta 2 to registered developers later today, allowing developers to test their apps against a slightly more complete version of iOS 13. more… The post iOS 13 beta 2 coming today for developers ahead of public beta release [U: Now available] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Monday’s 9to5Toys Lunch Break includes 2019 MacBook Pro deals at new all-time lows, plus a new iTunes TV show sale from $20, and Logitech’s popular solar Mac Keyboard sees a rare discount. Head below for all of today’s best offers. more… The post 2019 MacBook Pro deals hit all-time lows, $20 iTunes TV show sale, and Logitech keyboards appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Many of us were long hoping for an iPhone SE 2: something with the portability and slab-sided design of the iPhone SE, but the near-bezel-free design of the iPhone X family. The type of thing we’ve seen in concept images and videos. I’d pretty much given up on that for reasons explained here. The hit iPhone sales have taken since then has made things seem a little less certain – as it raised the possibility of Apple needing to hit a lower price for a new model – but we’d likely have heard rumors by now if something were in the works, so I’m still tending toward pessimism. However, the latest 2020 iPhone report suggests that perhaps we might get an acceptable compromise … more… The post Comment: Could 2020 see us getting something like an iPhone SE 2 after all? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Microsoft has made its To-Do app available for the first time to Mac users. The company has launched Microsoft To-Do via the Mac App Store and includes rich features like shared tasks and lists, file attachment support, syncing with Outlook, and more. more… The post Microsoft launches its To-Do app on the Mac App Store with Outlook syncing, shared tasks, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • American Airlines last year brought satellite-based Wi-Fi to its wide-bodied aircraft – used mostly on international flights. The company says that it has now finished doing the same to the narrow-bodied airliners it uses for domestic flights, which is particularly good news for Apple Music subscribers … more… The post American Airlines extends satellite-based Wi-Fi to domestic fleet appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Ming-Chi Kuo today released a report discussing the 2020 iPhone lineup. As expected, Kuo says that Apple is set to launch the first 5G iPhones later next year. The analyst also says that all three models will feature OLED displays. The report says the new phones will come in 6.7-inch, 5.4-inch, and 6.1-inch screen sizes. The 6.1-inch OLED model is apparently the successor to the iPhone XR (or whatever this year’s 2019 LCD 6.1-inch iPhone is called) and will support LTE only. The new 6.7-inch and 5.4-inch phones would support 5G mobile data. more… The post Ming-Chi Kuo reports 2020 iPhone lineup to feature new smaller and larger OLED screen sizes, 5G connectivity appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Goldman Sachs, Apple’s partner for the Apple Card launching later this year, has warned investors to avoid tech stocks which become subject to antitrust lawsuits. Apple currently faces two antitrust suits, one from customers, another from developers – with a separate antitrust investigation underway in Europe and the prospect of another in the US … more… The post Avoid tech stocks facing antitrust lawsuits, warns Apple Card partner bank appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Instagram account recovery will be a much easier process thanks to a new in-app process announced by the company. Currently, if you get locked out of your account, the recovery process is a manual one … more… The post Instagram account recovery getting easier, and username hijacks less likely appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The Federal Ministry of the Interior has announced that it will be possible to scan German ID cards with an iPhone running iOS 13. This follows earlier news that iPhones will be able to scan the NFC chips in Japanese ID cards and British passports … more… The post You can scan German ID cards in iOS 13; expect many other countries to follow appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple Camp is a collection of hands-on sessions offered to kids throughout the summer at Apple Stores. The program is an extension of Today at Apple, providing an outlet for creativity and the opportunity to learn new skills like coding, music, moviemaking, art, and design. more… The post 2019 Apple Camp registration now open with new art and design sessions appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is looking to beef up its original content offering with around six small-budget movies. Apple has pitched TV+ as the place for original TV shows and movies, but has mostly focused on its TV efforts so far. The New York Post says Apple wants to spend between $5-$30 million on a handful of shows with aspirations for Oscar nominations and awards. more… The post Apple reportedly financing six original movies a year with Oscar aspirations, up to $30 million budget per film appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Copy and paste are two of the most used functions in everyday computing and it can be frustrating when text styles clash with what you’re currently working on. Read on for how to create a system-wide keyboard shortcut to paste and match style on Mac. more… The post How to create a keyboard shortcut to paste and match style on Mac appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Following his speech at Tulane University last month, Tim Cook today delivered the commencement address at Stanford University. During the speech, Cook invoked Steve Jobs, talked digital privacy, and much more. more… The post Tim Cook delivers Stanford commencement speech, talks Steve Jobs, privacy, more [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • One of the neatest new features in watchOS 6 is the Noise app. The app is designed to alert you with Apple Watch when you’re in a loud environment that could damage your hearing. Here’s how it works. more… The post Hands-on: How the Noise app in watchOS 6 helps protect your hearing appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • In this week’s top stories: CarPlay in iOS 13, a very expensive Genius Bar repair, Ikea’s HomeKit smart blinds, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest Apple news. more… The post This week’s top stories: CarPlay in iOS 13, a $10k Mac repair, 50+ iPadOS features, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Back when Steve Jobs unveiled iCloud in 2011, we were pitched a vision of data being available everywhere. Jobs pitched demoting the Mac and moving the digital hub into the cloud. All of our devices had connectivity built-in, so data should be available everywhere. The problem was it didn’t cover all of our photos. We didn’t get that until iCloud Photos came in iOS 8. It didn’t cover iMessage, as that didn’t come until a few years ago. It didn’t cover all of our files, but only those in the iCloud folder stored inside of app folders. We didn’t get seamless syncing of files until Apple added Desktop and Document folder syncing.more… The post Comment: iCloud has finally delivered on Steve Jobs’ original promise from 2011 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • This month we’ve teamed up with our friends at Wiplabs to offer an exclusive 15% off the company’s amazing Slope stand for iPhone and iPad for a limited time. This is the stand you might have noticed featured in many of 9to5Mac’s recent YouTube videos. Get the Wiplabs Slope stand for iPhone & iPad 15% off w/ code 9to5mac2019 Featured in the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) Design Stores, Slope is the ultimate iPhone/iPad stand with a patented design made from the same brushed and anodized finish as an iMac or Macbook. Head below for our hands-on look: more… The post Deal of the Month: Get an exclusive 15% off Wiplabs Slope stand for iPhone & iPad appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • We’ve already rounded up many of the changes that iOS 13 brings, including a hands-on video look at over 200 changes and features. One small but notable change is that iOS 13 includes a slightly different HomePod setup process. more… The post iOS 13 includes an updated HomePod setup process requiring you to scan an LED pattern appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The Israeli forensics firm Cellebrite revealed this week that it now has the ability to unlock any iOS device that’s running up to iOS 12.3. The firm made the announcement on Twitter, touting a new version of its Universal Forensic Extraction Device. more… The post Cellebrite claims it’s now able to unlock any iPhone or iPad, including iOS 12.3 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • At WWDC last week, Apple announced its new Project Catalyst technology to make it easier for developers to bring iPad applications to the Mac. Apple teased that Twitter was an early partner and would be using Project Catalyst to bring Twitter back to the Mac. Now, Twitter has offered up some more details on that process in a blog post. more… The post Twitter offers new details on its upcoming Mac app using Project Catalyst appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • One of my favorite sessions from Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference is the “What’s new with device management session”. It’s usually towards the end of the week, but it’s one that IT managers should always pay attention to. We aren’t getting the earth-shattering changes we did in years past, but that’s simply because a lot of the low hanging fruit has been picked. There are some notable changes coming in the fall updates, though. So here’s what’s new with device management in iOS 13, iPadOS 13, tvOS 13, and macOS Catalina. more… The post Making the Grade: What’s new with device management in iOS 13, iPadOS 13, tvOS 13, and macOS Catalina? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Lead image courtesy of Wayne Chen Apple customers today celebrated the grand opening of Taiwan’s second official Apple Store. Apple Xinyi A13 brings new designs, new ideas, and new opportunities to Taipei. Fans gathered outside the doors and in an overnight queue stretching to Le Méridien Taipei hotel for many hours to be among the first to see what Apple has in store. more… The post Grand opening: Apple Xinyi A13 brings a taste of Apple Park to Taipei appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Hot Wheels is likely a toy that you either played with as a kid or still have many of now. I still have quite the collection hidden somewhere in the attic, but enough about me. For the longest time, Hot Wheels have stayed just cars on a track (or in the air). Pieces of metal on wheels, nothing more, nothing less. Now, with Hot Wheels id, the iconic toy is entering the 21st century. Hot Wheels id is a new system that brings together both physical and digital play and is available exclusively from Apple. more… The post Hot Wheels id brings iconic toy into 21st century, exclusive to Apple Stores appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • When iOS 13 debuts later this fall, HomeKit video cameras will be able to work with a new security feature from Apple called HomeKit Secure Video. Apple highlighted upcoming support from select companies including Logitech, and now Logitech has confirmed that one of its existing products will be supported. more… The post Logitech plans to support HomeKit Secure Video with Circle 2 Wired later this year appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • This month we’ve teamed up with ZUGU CASE to give away Apple’s new 2019 iPad mini and celebrate the launch of the ZUGU Muse case for the new device. Get the new Muse Case for iPad mini 4/5 on Amazon now Head below to enter the giveaway… more… The post 9to5Rewards: Win Apple’s new iPad mini from ZUGU CASE [Giveaway] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Spam and other unwanted calls have become a real nuisance over the past few years. Luckily, Apple is bringing a new feature to iOS 13 that allows users to automatically silence unknown and spam calls on iPhone. Read on for how this smart feature works and how to enable it in iOS 13. more… The post iOS 13: How to automatically silence unknown and spam calls on iPhone appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • This week Benjamin and Zac discuss new uses for Apple’s updated iPod touch, hands-on experience using CarPlay in iOS 13, the future of 3D Touch, how Face ID has improved on iPhone XS, macOS Catalina and Apple’s new Sidecar feature, initial watchOS 6 face impressions, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour 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 Wiplabs: Get the Wiplabs Slope stand for iPhone or iPad 15% off for a limited time with code 9to5mac2019 Sponsored by PDFPen: PDFpen 11 is the ultimate tool for editing PDFs on the Mac. https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2019/06/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-06-14-2019-chapters.mp3 more… The post 9to5Mac Happy Hour 229: Hands-on with new CarPlay features and early beta impressions appeared first on 9to5Mac.