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  • Apple CEO Tim Cook has written a piece for Italy’s most popular newspaper, mourning the passing of Europe’s head of data protection, Giovanni Buttarelli. Buttarelli took the lead on the introduction of the world’s toughest privacy regulations, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). GDPR requirements are so stringent that even Apple had to boost its privacy efforts in order to comply … more… The post Tim Cook mourns the passing of ‘father of GDPR’ Giovanni Buttarelli appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple Music today launched a new curated playlist on the service, called “New Music Daily”. Unlike most Apple Music human editorial playlists, New Music Daily is refreshed every single day. The debut lead single on the playlist is Taylor Swift’s “The Man”, from her brand new album, and the cover art also features a photo of the singer. Presumably, Apple will be featuring lead artists in the artwork on a rolling basis. more… The post Apple Music launches ‘New Music Daily’ playlist appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple this week has launched a new beta version of iCloud on the web with the overhauled Reminders app, a new launch screen, and more. The change was first pointed out by Federico Viticci on Twitter. more… The post Apple rolls out redesigned iCloud interface on the web in beta with new Reminders app, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The fight among carriers and regulators over the robocalling problem continues this week. The Washington Post reports that 12 of the largest telephone companies, as well as 51 state attorneys general, have all pledged to implement new anti-robocalling technology. more… The post Major US carriers join forces with state attorneys general to fight robocalls appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • If you’re a photographer at all, then you’ve likely heard of ND (neutral density) and polarizing filters. While you can get them individually for iPhone from companies like Moment or SANDMARC, the latter just introduced a premium line of polarized ND filters specifically for Apple’s smartphone. Polarizing filters remove unwanted glares and reflections, while ND filters allow you to have more control over exposure and lighting. This hybrid polarized ND filter for iPhone from SANDMARC is perfect for the traveling iPhoneographer who wants to capture the best pictures possible. more… The post SANDMARC launches a line of polarized ND filters designed for iPhone appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Several reports in the past have linked the increasing prices of smartphones to lengthening iPhone upgrade cycles. A new report today from Strategy Analytics makes similar claims, saying that the average time to upgrade a smartphone has lengthened to 33 months. more… The post Strategy Analytics: iPhone upgrade cycle continues to slow as customers perceive a lack of innovation appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • We’ve learned quite a bit more about Apple TV+ over the last week, including details on Apple’s ballooning content budget and a potential monthly price. Now, new data detailed by TechCrunch offers insight into the current state of streaming video services including Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video. more… The post Ahead of Apple TV+, new data shows Amazon Prime Video and Hulu gaining on Netflix appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • We now have more details on the official new eFootball PES 2020 Mobile game coming to iOS and Android. Tied directly to this year’s entry in the long-running PES soccer franchise, Konami is dishing out information on the game at Gamescom 2019. Along with a series of new updates and features to the core experience, Konami appears to be completely overhauling the handheld side of things in preparation for a big release this fall. Head below for all the details. more… The post eFootball PES 2020 Mobile game for iOS and Android hits this fall appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • John launches the first beta of Swift by Sundell 2.0, while Rambo launches Apple Arcade a bit earlier than expected. Also, Apple Watch series 5 materials, iPhone naming, your weekly dose of productivity tips, and more. Sponsored by HomeIQ: Get 60% off the HomeIQ OnlyBrush smart toothbrush & travel kit w/ Qi wireless charging and iOS/Apple Watch control starting at $31. http://traffic.libsyn.com/stacktrace/rpMWXduVer_StackTraceEp50.mp3 more… The post Stacktrace Podcast 050: “Rambo walks into an Apple Store” appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Today’s best deals include Apple’s Touch Bar-free 13-inch MacBook Pro, the Belkin Boost Up Qi Charger, and Panasonic’s eneloop rechargeable batteries. Hit the jump for more in this 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro and a Belkin Boost Up Qi charger lead today’s best deals appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Ulysses: The ultimate writing app for Mac, iPad and iPhone. Get your first 3 months free for a limited time at ulysses.app/9to5mac. [App Store | Mac App Store] https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2019/08/9to5Mac-Daily-08-22-2019.mp3 more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: August 22, 2019 – New iPads, iPhone 11, cheaper HomePod, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Native Union has updated its useful Key Cable today with a USB-C to Lightning version. This compact MFi-certified Lightning cable is a handy way to always keep a charger on hand and allows users to power up iPhones and more with modern MacBooks without a dongle. more… The post Native Union brings USB-C to Lightning option to its handy Key Cable appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple’s star-studded series of in-store Music Labs created with top Apple Music artists will soon offer a session for Taylor Swift fans. Starting August 23, customers can sign up to learn about music creation by remixing Taylor Swift’s latest hit. more… The post Today at Apple Remix series continues with new Music Lab featuring Taylor Swift appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Satechi has released two new USB-C adapters today that let MacBook users simultaneously take advantage of two HDMI monitors and more. The USB-C Dual Multimedia Adapter features two HDMI ports, Ethernet, USB-A, and SD card readers. The other new product is the USB-C Dual HDMI Adapter. Read on for all the details. more… The post Satechi launches USB-C Dual Multimedia Adapter with 4K at 60Hz, Ethernet, more for MacBooks appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • French President Emmanuel Macron has defended France’s decision to impose a 3% tax on the local revenues of Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon. The tax was nicknamed a GAFA tax after the initial letters of the main companies targeted… more… The post France says ‘crazy’ that Apple and others get ‘permanent tax haven status’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Today Bose has announced the new Portable Home Speaker with AirPlay 2 support and Alexa control. Support for Google Assistant and Bluetooth connectivity rounds out the list of notable features here in a $349 speaker that goes up against HomePod and Google Home Max. Hit the jump for more. more… The post Bose unveils new AirPlay 2 and Google Assistant speaker, ships in September appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • I wrote recently that while I tend to believe reports that Apple is planning to launch this year’s flagship iPhones as the iPhone 11 Pro (and Pro Max), I did so reluctantly. Just the idea of a ‘Pro’ iPhone is a little annoying. Don’t misunderstand me. Modern iPhones are amazing devices. There was a time when such a powerful and flexible pocket computer would have stretched the credibility of science fiction stories, yet we now take them totally for granted. And they are sometimes used for professional purposes. There are, for example, all those ‘Shot on iPhone’ movies and ads. But let’s not kid ourselves about those. The reasons for shooting on iPhone have little to do with it being a ‘pro’ device. However, if the latest reports are to be believed, Apple does seem to be working hard to justify the label… more… The post Comment: Apple seemingly trying hard to justify rumored iPhone 11 Pro name appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • OtterBox is out today with an interesting take on streamlining the iPhone wireless charging experience. OtterSpot has arrived as a modular home and portable wireless charging system with a stackable design, USB-C, and 5,000 mAh capacity in the portable Qi-enabled OtterSpot batteries that neatly rest and charge on top of the base. more… The post OtterBox launches OtterSpot modular home and portable wireless charging system for iPhone and more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Independent iPhone 7 radiation safety tests have found that the model exceeded the legal limit for radio-frequency energy absorbed by human tissue. The independently commissioned tests were reportedly carried out according to federal guidelines at an accredited lab, and were replicated with three further brand-new phones to guard against the possibility of a single faulty product… more… The post iPhone 7 radiation safety tests find device over legal limit; Apple disputes appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A new Spotify free three-month trial offer begins today, and the company says that it is a permanent change from its previous one-month period. This brings the streaming music service in line with the three-month free trial offered by Apple Music… more… The post Spotify three-month free trial matches Apple Music; Eminem sues for $36M appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • As we approach Apple’s September iPhone event, Bloomberg has posted its breakdown of Apple’s current product pipeline. This includes a few new iPhone 11 details, information on forthcoming iPad Pro updates, and a look to 2020 for new AirPods and a cheaper HomePod. more… The post Bloomberg: iPhone 11 will take better low light photos, multi-angle Face ID, new iPads coming, cheaper HomePod in 2020 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The Powerbeats Pro have been available in black since May, but it has taken Apple a few more months to get the other colors out the door… more… The post You can now order Powerbeats Pro in moss, ivory, and navy colors appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Having trouble with Powerbeats Pro? Follow along for how to reset your Powerbeats Pro earphones and re-pair them to your iPhone and other devices. more… The post How to reset your Powerbeats Pro earphones appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Back in November of 2016, Apple released the ‘Designed By Apple In California’ book, which highlights its storied design history. Sometime recently, however, Apple has removed the book from its online store in the United States. more… The post Apple removes ‘Designed by Apple in California’ book from US online store appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • T-Mobile users across the United States are reporting an outage this afternoon. While T-Mobile itself has not yet detailed the issues or offered a timetable on when service might be restored, many users say they are unable to make calls or send text messages. more… The post T-Mobile suffering from widespread outage affecting calling and texting appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • British Airways announced today that it has purchased 15,000 iPhone XR units from Apple to distribute to cabin crew. Each member of its cabin crew will receive an iPhone XR as part of efforts to “deliver personalized customer service to customers.” more… The post British Airways giving all 15,000 cabin crew members an iPhone XR for customer support appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Over the weekend, President Donald Trump had dinner with Apple CEO Tim Cook to talk about the impact tariffs would have on Apple’s business. In an interview outside the White House today, Trump talked further about his relationship with Cook. more… The post Trump says Tim Cook is a ‘great executive’ because he calls him ‘whenever there’s a problem’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • TechCrunch announced today that Susan Prescott, a vice president of markets, apps, and services at Apple, will speak at its “TechCrunch Sessions: Enterprise” event in San Francisco next month. more… The post Apple marketing exec Susan Prescott to speak at ‘TechCrunch Sessions’ event next month appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Transit support for Apple Pay continues to expand around the country. Starting today, Miami-Dade Transit’s Metrorail service has officially launched contactless payments, including support for Apple Pay. more… The post Apple Pay now supported for payment when riding the Miami-Dade Transit Metrorail appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Florida is set to receive its third new Apple Store in less than one month. Apple Altamonte in Altamonte Springs will reopen to customers on August 31 at 10:00 a.m. The store has been temporarily closed since January 13 for significant expansion. more… The post Rebuilt Altamonte Springs Apple Store opens August 31 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • This morning Twelve South announced the latest addition to its growing stable of iPad Pro cases. The new all-leather Journal for iPad Pro will ship in both 11- and 12.9-inch varieties, making it compatible with each of Apple’s latest high-end tablets. You can expect the usual leather-bound design alongside dedicated storage for various accessories. Additional details below. more… The post Twelve South Journal for iPad Pro arrives as a new leather-bound case appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Moment is out today with a few new products to improve your iPhone or Android photography. The latest hardware offerings from the company include two 37mm Cine Filters and a filter mount that can be used without an external lens. more… The post Moment launches 37mm Cine Filters for iPhone and Android devices appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Update: iOS 13, iPadOS 13, and watchOS 6 beta 8 are now available. No updates to macOS Catalina beta 6 or tvOS 13 beta 7. iOS 13 public beta 7 also coming today.  Apple is releasing iOS 13 and iPad OS 13 beta 8 to developers (possibly alongside new seeds of watchOS 6, tvOS 13, and macOS Catalina) today. The release comes just under one week since the last round of releases — save for macOS Catalina which was just updated this week. Apple’s public beta builds should follow at a later date after the latest developer beta has been tested in the wild. more… The post Apple releasing iOS 13 developer beta 8 today [U] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • We haven’t heard hardly any rumors about Apple Pencil support arriving with this year’s iPhones but one case manufacturer has created a sketchy listing for an iPhone 11 Pro case with an Apple Pencil slot on the back. more… The post iPhone 11 case maker planning for Apple Pencil support appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Ulysses: The ultimate writing app for Mac, iPad and iPhone. Get your first 3 months free for a limited time at ulysses.app/9to5mac. [App Store | Mac App Store] https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2019/08/9to5Mac-Daily-08-21-2019.mp3 more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: August 21, 2019 – iPhone 11 fast charging, IKEA smart blinds appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple’s entry-level Mac mini hits an Amazon all-time low today, plus fresh deals in the Anker Summer Sale. Best of the year pricing on Apple’s previous generation iMac 21-inch Retina 4K is also available at B&H. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Mac mini hits Amazon all-time low at $699, Anker Summer Sale is now live from $10, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • After rolling out Apple Card to a select group of users two weeks ago, it officially launched to the public yesterday. Along with a new 3% cashback offer with Uber that landed yesterday, here’s how Apple is promoting its new credit card in the Wallet app, retail stores, and more. more… The post Here’s how Apple is promoting its new credit card to iPhone customers appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has just registered a lot of products with the Eurasian Economic Commission database, from iPads to Watches to iPhones and even the iPod touch. However, most of these filings do not represent new products and are merely updating the database to account for the fact that these hardware models will soon ship with new versions of their respective operating systems, like iOS 13 and macOS Catalina. There are a handful of wholly new devices too, including what looks to be model identifiers for the upcoming 16-inch MacBook Pro. more… The post Apple registers new (16-inch?) MacBook Pro and Apple Watch models in Eurasian database appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The BladeX Pro 4K portable monitor is similar to the Gemini I reviewed earlier in the year, though from a different brand: Odake. It has quite a lot in common with the Gemini. It’s again battery-powered, for truly mobile use. The display is still 15.6 inches, and you again get a choice of a 1080p touchscreen version and a 4K model without touchscreen capability. You still get both USB-C and HDMI input, though Mini DisplayPort has been dropped. But the BladeX has a sleeker design. Instead of the entire device being a half-inch thick, the display is now less than a fifth of an inch thick. The base is still a half-inch thick when folded, so you don’t really get any portability benefit, but there’s no denying the visual appeal of the far slimmer design… more… The post Review: BladeX 15.6-inch 4K portable monitor is a great MacBook Pro companion appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple, Google, and Mozilla are all taking action to block state surveillance of web users through their respective browsers… more… The post Apple, Google, Mozilla all act to block state surveillance of web users appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • While the Apple Card gets the headlines, it’s not necessarily the best deal. Macworld has identified what it reckons is the best Apple Card alternative, along with four other options that may suit you better… more… The post What’s the best Apple Card alternative? Here’s Macworld’s take… appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Adobe has started private beta testing of Photoshop CC for iPad. When the application was announced back in October 2018, Adobe promised a 2019 launch. Adobe has now sent out TestFlight builds to its invite group, which suggests it is approaching a shippable version… more… The post Photoshop for iPad begins beta testing ahead of public release [update] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is reported to be getting closer to signing off on the company’s first-ever order for OLED iPhone screens from a Chinese company, BOE. Apple has so far been dependent on Samsung for the advanced OLED panels used in the iPhone X family of phones, a situation Apple has been working hard to change… more… The post Apple closer to signing off on first ever OLED iPhone screens from China appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Some major usability improvements to the Plex iOS app should make a big difference to users of the popular media-management platform. The sidebar navigation is now customizable. You can, for example, change the order of your libraries and pin your favorites from all your servers… more… The post Plex iOS app version 6 out now, with major usability improvements appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • With the iPhone 11 announcement only a couple of weeks away now, the hype train is getting to its peak. We believe Apple will officially unveil the new 2019 iPhone lineup at a media event on September 10, but official press invites have not yet been sent out to confirm the date. Today, ChargerLAB claimed in a tweet that the iPhone 11 will finally drop the 5W charger, and come with an Apple USB-C charger instead and a Lightning to USB-C cable in the box. This should mean that the iPhone ships with a fast charger for the first time, even though the connector on the actual device will still be Lightning. more… The post Another report claims iPhone 11 will bundle USB-C charger in the box appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has launched a Twitter account dedicated to its credit card service, the Apple Card. You can follow the account @AppleCard on Twitter. more… The post Apple launches Twitter account for the Apple Card appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A wireless phone charger isn’t the most obvious product from a company best-known for SD cards. But the SanDisk iXpand isn’t just a dumb charger: it also backs up your iPhone’s photos, videos, and contacts. You might still question the product. After all, iCloud automatically backs up all three things anyway, and you can still do an iTunes backup if you don’t want to fork out for a paid iCloud storage tier. My own view, though, is you can never have too many backups — especially fully-automatic ones — and I’ll return to this point in the conclusions… more… The post Review: The SanDisk iXpand wireless iPhone charger also backs up your photos appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Are you loving your beautiful Apple Card and want to know how to keep it in great condition? Read along as we look at the best ways to carry, store, and clean your titanium Apple Card. more… The post How to clean your titanium Apple Card appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • For the last several months, Apple has been cracking down on third-party kids apps, specifically in regards to analytics and advertising. A new report from The Washington Post today dives deeper into Apple’s policy change, and notes that the company plans to delay the change. more… The post Apple delaying crack down on third-party analytics and advertising in kids apps appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple Card launched to everyone in the United States today, with Apple also adding a new cash back offer for Uber. One thing to note with Apple Card, however, is that the terms and conditions specifically outline that you agree to arbitration. Thankfully, however, it’s relatively easy to opt-out. Here’s how to do that. more… The post Apple Card: How to opt out of the arbitration agreement appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is further expanding its footprint in Cupertino, according to a new report from The Mercury News. Apple has acquired a large office complex in the city, located at the corner of Stevens Creek Boulevard and Torres Avenue. more… The post Apple purchases two new office buildings near Apple Park for $290 million appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple’s Everyone Can Code initiative is being picked up by another notable non-profit. “Girls Who Code” today announced that it is collaborating with Apple to implement the Everyone Can Code Swift curriculum into its clubs this fall. more… The post Apple and ‘Girls Who Code’ non-profit team up to implement ‘Everyone Can Code’ curriculum appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is upgrading HomeKit this fall with new features like Secure Video and expanded automation, but it’s not all good news for Apple’s smart home framework. The Home app where users manage the smart home experience makes one design choice that is likely meant to make it more approachable. In practice, the change degrades the experience for a whole category of HomeKit products. more… The post Apple’s Home app takes a step back in iOS 13 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Managing partner at Short Hills Capital, Steve Weiss, shared in an interview on CNBC that despite being a critic of Apple and Tim Cook in the past, he’s repurchased AAPL and that it’s “one of the bigger positions” for the investment firm. Two of the reasons Weiss is bullish on Apple is he likes that Tim Cook has the ear of President Trump and the company’s more aggressive approach. more… The post Investor buys back into AAPL because Tim Cook has Trump’s ear, Apple’s more aggressive approach, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • After gradually rolling out to testers over the last two weeks, Apple Card today officially launched to everyone. In conjunction with that launch, both Mastercard and Goldman Sachs are touting their newfound partnership with Apple. more… The post On Apple Card launch day, Mastercard touts security, Goldman says it’s only the beginning appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • On Friday, a video emerged offering our closest look yet at IKEA’s long-awaited smart blinds. Throughout the entire launch process, IKEA has said the blinds would support HomeKit through its TRÅDFRI hub, but now the company says HomeKit won’t be supported at launch. more… The post IKEA’s affordable smart blinds won’t support HomeKit at launch after all appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Latest Retina iMacs see back to school deals delivering up to $350 off, Apple’s official leather iPad sleeves are on sale, and you can get a USB-C to Lightning cable for just $6. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Tuesday deals: Latest Retina iMacs up to $350 off, official iPad leather sleeves, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Ulysses: The ultimate writing app for Mac, iPad and iPhone. Get your first 3 months free for a limited time at ulysses.app/9to5mac. [App Store | Mac App Store] https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2019/08/9to5Mac-Daily-08-20-2019.mp3 more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: August 20, 2019 – Apple TV+ details, Apple Card public launch appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has made its interest in the health industry clear over the last several years with features like HealthKit, the Apple Watch, and more. Today, a new report from CNBC details discord within the Health team at Apple, including an increase in departures. more… The post Apple Health team reportedly facing directional disagreement despite success in category appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple’s Time Machine is a great built-in tool to create backups of your Mac but if you’re looking for a more robust and customizable option, Acronis True Image is a notable choice. Arriving today, Acronis True Image 2020 brings improvements and new features like automatic replication of local Mac backups to the cloud, the ability to choose what networks your Mac can use for backups, customizable backup schedules, and more. more… The post Acronis True Image 2020 launches with automatic replication of local Mac backups to the cloud, backup up scheduling, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple Music has launched a new featured playlist that leverages data from its Shazam music recognition service. “Shazam Discovery” highlights 50 “up-and-coming songs from breaking artists” and will be updated weekly. more… The post Apple Music’s new ‘Shazam Discovery’ playlist features new songs from up-and-coming artists appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Today I was able to go hands-on with an early preview of Apple Arcade, which Apple announced back during its March services-oriented event. Apple Arcade is an upcoming $4.99 a month gaming service that will allow gamers to play over 100 new and exclusive titles across platforms like the iPhone and iPad, Apple TV, and Mac. We were able to gain access to a special internal early access program aimed at Apple employees, which allowed us to go hands-on with Apple Arcade on a MacBook Pro running the latest macOS Catalina beta. As was noted by 9to5Mac’s Gui Rambo, Apple is charging a small subscription fee of $0.49/mo to test Apple Arcade until iOS 13 launches later in the fall. Subscribe to 9to5Mac on YouTube, and watch our hands-on video walkthrough, as we take Apple Arcade for a brief spin to highlight the six games — Way of the Turtle, Down in Bermuda, Hot Lava, Kings of the Castle, Sneaky Sasquatch, and Frogger in Toy Town — available during the initial early access period. more… The post Exclusive: Apple Arcade hands-on with early access trial games on Mac [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Tech companies in South Korea are dismissing Apple’s claim that it has created 325,000 Korean jobs, stating that the real number is just 500… more… The post Critics say Apple’s 325,000 Korean jobs claim is ‘ridiculous’; it’s really 500 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • iPadOS 13 gives you the ability to use a mouse with an iPad, but iOS 13 also lets you use a mouse with an iPhone. YouTuber Napabar decided to have a little fun with this… more… The post Fun video shows iPhone X controlled by original Macintosh keyboard and mouse appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • After previewing the first Lightning security key for iPhone and iPad back at CES in January, Yubico has launched its YubiKey 5Ci today. The new hardware security key offers both Lightning and USB-C and is compatible with macOS, iOS, and more. more… The post First dual security key launches with Lightning and USB-C, works with iPhone, iPad, Mac, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has launched a handful of new movie sales today, highlighted by double features for $10 and various bundles under $15. You’ll of course find the usual smattering of other titles on sale and this week’s $1 HD rental. All of our top picks can be found below. more… The post Apple launches movie bundle sale under $10, plus $1 rental of the week, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple announced that Apple Card is available to everyone in the United States from today. To sign up, simply open the Wallet app on your iPhone and begin the application process. In a press release, Apple Pay VP Jennifer Bailey said Apple was “thrilled” with the interest in Apple’s credit card. Apple also announced that it is extending the 3% Daily Cash offer to third-party merchants, starting with Uber and Uber Eats. more… The post Apple Card now available to all iPhone users in the United States, 3% cashback for Uber and Uber Eats appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • LG Innotek has ramped up production of the triple-lens cameras for this year’s flagship iPhones, according to a supply-chain report. The company, which is Apple’s primary supplier for camera modules, is said to have quadrupled its headcount over the summer… more… The post LG ramping up production of triple-lens cameras for this year’s iPhones appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has frequently said that it aims to do the right thing even when it doesn’t make financial sense, and any shareholders who aren’t happy with that should get out of the stock. The iPhone maker yesterday reiterated that stance, and joined with 180 other big businesses in declaring that it was time for a new understanding of the purpose of a corporation… more… The post Apple and 180 other big companies redefine the purpose of a corporation appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple and Amazon partnered back in December to give subscribers the ability to stream Apple Music on Echo speakers — and that capability is reportedly rolling out to Germany today. Update: Italy too. There are two options for adding Apple Music to Echo speakers… more… The post Stream Apple Music on Echo speakers from today in Germany and Italy [U] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Theoretically, HomeKit supports fans as a smart home accessory. There are some HomeKit ceiling fans already on sale, but what I’ve been holding out for is a HomeKit tower fan for my office. Unfortunately, there aren’t really any to speak of. After years of waiting, and a particularly hot summer, I gave up and explored the enthusiast route. I bought a standard fan with an IR remote control and set out to induct it into my HomeKit home using Homebridge… more… The post How to add an Infrared remote-controlled accessory to your HomeKit smart home appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Noticed that your iPhone X, XR, or XS doesn’t show the battery percentage in the status bar? Read along for four ways to show your battery percentage on Apple’s recent iPhones. more… The post How to show battery percentage on iPhone X, XR, and XS appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Porsche announced today that it has partnered with Apple for infotainment options in its upcoming all-electric Taycan. The partnership will allow users to stream Apple Music directly in the car using the Porsche Taycan’s built-in cellular connection. more… The post Porsche teams up with Apple to offer in-car Apple Music streaming for Taycan EV appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Following a report from The Financial Times earlier today, Bloomberg has now published its own report detailing certain aspects of Apple TV+. According to the report, Apple is targeting a November launch of Apple TV+ and “weighing” a price of $9.99 per month. more… The post Bloomberg: Apple targeting $9.99 per month for Apple TV+, launching in November with 5 shows appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Ahead of the launch of Apple TV+ this fall, a new report from The Financial Times offers new details on Apple’s investment in streaming media. According to the report, Apple’s spending for original TV shows and movies has spiked to over $6 billion. more… The post Report: Apple’s original content spending hits $6 billion, Apple TV+ launching ‘within next 2 months’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The new macOS beta released today includes a nice little surprise for HomeKit users: new icon options for HomeKit lights, smart outlets, and fans. more… The post macOS Catalina Home app adds new icon options for HomeKit lights and plugs appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Ulysses: The ultimate writing app for Mac, iPad and iPhone. Get your first 3 months free for a limited time at ulysses.app/9to5mac. [App Store | Mac App Store] https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2019/08/9to5Mac-Daily-08-19-2019.mp3 more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: August 19, 2019 – Apple Arcade details, new Apple Watch models appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Earlier this year, Bill Stasior departed Apple after serving as Siri’s vice president for nearly seven years. Now, The Information reports that the former Siri boss has taken a new role in AI at Microsoft. more… The post Report: Apple’s former Siri leader takes up new AI role at Microsoft appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple today has detailed the several ways it will honor America’s national parks this month. These initiatives come as the US National Park Service celebrates its 103rd anniversary. more… The post Apple details US National Park initiatives coming to Apple Music, Books, and more this month appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple today has released the sixth developer beta of macOS Catalina. This comes after Apple released the seventh developer beta of iOS 13, iPadOS 13, watchOS 6, and tvOS 13 last week. more… The post Apple releases macOS Catalina beta 6 to developers appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The wait is almost over if you’ve been holding out for Powerbeats Pro to launch in any color but black. Powerbeats Pro will be sold in three new colors starting next week. more… The post Beats launching three new Powerbeats Pro colors next week appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A hacker has released the first public jailbreak for modern iPhones in several years, according to a new report from Motherboard. The report details that with the release of iOS 12.4, Apple accidentally unpatched a vulnerability that it had originally fixed in iOS 12.3, opening the door for this jailbreak to be publicly released for iOS 12.4. more… The post iOS 12.4 jailbreak publicly released after Apple mistakenly unpatches vulnerability appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • While iPad isn’t a full desktop replacement for most users, it has certainly expanded and evolved what can be done with a mobile device. And in some scenarios, there’s no question iPad is the best fit, like a DJ performing in near zero-gravity from the International Space Station. more… The post Astronaut uses iPad and djay app to deliver first-ever live DJ set from space appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Last Saturday, 9to5Mac got access to Apple’s early access program for Apple Arcade, which was announced back in March when the company held its special event dedicated to Services. Apple Arcade will allow iOS, Mac, and Apple TV users to pay a flat monthly fee and access a bundle of otherwise paid apps through the App Store. Now we’ve discovered that Apple Arcade will likely be priced at $4.99 per month. more… The post Exclusive: Apple planning $4.99/month price for Arcade game subscription service after free trial, works with Family Sharing appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Latest iPad Pro price drops deliver new Amazon all-time prices, Apple Watch Series 3 Cellular hits a new low at $229, and LaCie Thunderbolt 3 storage deals abound. Hit the jump for more in this 9to5Toys Lunch Break episode. more… The post iPad Pro price drops take up to $399 off, Apple Watch Series 3 Cell $229, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • This September, one of Apple’s top stores in the U.S. will once again host a series of music leaders with the goal of supporting local arts communities. The second annual Chicago Music Industry Summit at Apple Michigan Avenue has been announced with registration for the first two weeks of sessions now live. more… The post Chicago Music Industry Summit returns to Apple Michigan Avenue to highlight local leaders appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has now shared a lengthy The Morning Show trailer after the frustratingly short and choppy teaser video last week. The upcoming drama starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carell will be streamed on Apple TV+, the company’s original content video service set to launch in the fall… more… The post First full ‘Morning Show’ trailer teases ‘Newsroom meets #MeToo’ drama coming to Apple TV+ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Disney today confirmed new availability details for its upcoming Disney+ subscription streaming service, which goes live in the US on November 12 for $6.99 per month. The company confirmed that it will roll out apps for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. Interestingly, they will also let you subscribe to Disney+ from inside the app, which means Apple will be able to take its typical 15% to 30% commission on subscription revenue. more… The post Disney+ will let you subscribe on iOS and tvOS using in-app purchase, offers TV app integration appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has created a new web page announcing that it has “directly and indirectly” created more than 325,000 jobs in South Korea, home to supplier and rival Samsung. It says that around 200,000 of these are associated with the App Store, suggesting that the majority of these jobs are in independent software development businesses… more… The post Apple says it’s created 325,000 jobs in Samsung’s home market of South Korea appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • More than 650,000 tests reveal that US carriers throttle online video on their mobile networks, and do this whether or not those networks are congested. All four of the main carriers were found to be engaged in this, though the video services they throttled varied… more… The post Carriers throttle online video regardless of network congestion, show tests appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • We learned earlier this month that we’d soon be seeing the first-ever Sonos Bluetooth speaker. Existing Sonos speakers are Wi-Fi-only, but the upcoming model is said to support both wireless communication standards, as well as offering AirPlay 2 functionality. We’ve already seen one photo of the speaker, which looks like a more cylindrical version of the $200 Sonos One, but we’re today seeing more… more… The post Leaked marketing images and name of the upcoming Sonos Bluetooth speaker appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Parental controls for Spotify Premium Family are finally starting to roll out, though oddly only in Ireland for now. The company said today that other markets will get the update later in the year, without explaining the reason for the delay. Parents will now be able to control the Explicit Content Filter setting of all other accounts on their plan (these parental controls are a long-requested feature). The update is now available in Ireland and will roll out in all markets with Premium Family this fall … more… The post Parental controls for Spotify Premium Family rolling out, matching Apple Music appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Are you seeing junk calendar notifications or events pop up on your iCloud calendar on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac? Read on for how to report and remove iCloud calendar spam. more… The post How to report and remove iCloud calendar spam appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is busy realizing a major retail expansion in Japan. New stores have opened, and classic locations have been steadily remodeled over the past year. In Tokyo, Apple is now putting the finishing touches on a brand-new store opening soon in the Marunouchi district. more… The post Apple’s next store in Japan is coming soon to Tokyo’s Marunouchi district appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • US President Donald Trump and Apple CEO Tim Cook met for dinner on Friday night. In an interview with reporters, Trump said the pair discussed the impact of tariffs on Apple’s business. Cook reportedly argued that it would be hard for Apple to pay tariffs on its Chinese-assembled products, because many of its competitors do not have to pay the same level of tariffs, namely Samsung, whose manufacturing is mostly located in South Korea (via CNBC). more… The post Trump says Tim Cook made a ‘compelling argument’ that tariffs would impact Apple’s ability to compete against Samsung appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Naming regions in Logic and color-coding tracks isn’t exactly the most exciting aspect of music production, but it can make for a much more enjoyable session in the end. Not only can messy projects get in the way of productivity — usually increasing the time it takes to navigate a project and locate specific tracks, parts, and regions — but they can also lead to otherwise avoidable mistakes and even make you look unprofessional in front of clients. Today we are exploring some amazing one-click solutions to get your Logic Pro X sessions looking right and keep you focused on what really counts. more… The post Logic Pros: One-click solutions to naming regions in Logic, color coding, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • One of the ways Apple Card is unique is that it doesn’t have a card number printed on the physical card itself. Nonetheless, if you lose your Apple Card, you’ll still want to lock it to prevent any sort of fraud. Here’s how to do that. more… The post Apple Card: How to lock your physical card with the Wallet app appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • IKEA has announced that it is increasing its investment in smart home technology and products. This comes as the company has gradually expanded into the smart home market with low-cost products that often integrate with Apple’s HomeKit platform. more… The post IKEA doubles down on smart home ambitions with new ‘Home Smart’ business unit appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • In this week’s top stories: Apple running early access program for Apple Arcade, watchOS 6 beta confirms design changes for the Apple Watch, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest news. more… The post This week’s top stories: New Apple Watch designs, Apple Arcade beta test, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • I made the decision a few weeks ago to install the beta of macOS Catalina. It’s still pretty buggy, but since I enjoy testing out new features (and writing about them), I am willing to deal with the crashes and incompatibility throughout the summer. One of the biggest surprises for me has been the changes in the Reminders app. Over the years, I used several to-do/GTD/project management/task apps. From Kindless GTD, Omnifocus, Things, and Todoist, I’ve used a lot of them. I’ve always looked at the Reminders app with interest, though. It’s hard to beat the advantages of a built in-app. With macOS Catalina and iOS 13, the Reminders app is finally ready to take its place alongside the rest of the task apps on the Apple ecosystem. more… The post Comment: Is the Reminders app ready to be considered a true task manager in iOS 13 and macOS Catalina? appeared first on 9to5Mac.