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  • Many people are reporting that Apple TV+ shows are no longer playing in Dolby Vision on Apple TV 4K, instead reverting to less-sophisticated HDR10 standard. The reports say that this is affecting a number of shows which used to play in Dolby Vision but no longer do so … more… The post Reports of Apple TV+ shows no longer playing in Dolby Vision on Apple TV 4K appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple TV+ offers exclusive Apple original TV shows and movies in 4K HDR quality. You can watch across all of your screens and pick up where you left off on any device. Apple TV+ costs $4.99 per month. Here’s every Apple original television show and movie available now on Apple TV+, as well as the latest trailers …more… The post Apple TV+ Guide: Here are all the Apple TV shows and movies available now appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Today brings yet another story of the Apple Watch helping save someone’s life. ABC News tells the story of Roy Robinson, a 74-year-old man from Lake Worth, Florida whose Apple Watch alerted him to potential atrial fibrillation. more… The post Florida man who had ‘no idea what AFib was’ saved by Apple Watch during holiday travel appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Ming-Chi Kuo reported today that Apple plans to release an iPhone that is completely wireless in 2021. That is, an iPhone without Lightning or USB-C connectivity of any sort. I see several major hurdles with this strategy right now, but those could be solved by 2021. more… The post Comment: What iPhone needs before wireless can replace Lightning or USB-C appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • As it does every year, Apple today has launched a collection of exclusive discounts from popular retailers. These discounts apply when you check out with apple Pay in apps or on the web. Read on for details on all of the promotions offered this year. more… The post Apple launches exclusive collection of holiday Apple Pay deals and freebies appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The new 16-inch MacBook Pro was released last month with several enhancements, including the return of the scissor mechanism keyboard. Even so, it seems that it was not this time that Apple managed to deliver a new laptop without some random issue. This time, it appears that some users are having problems with the 16-inch MacBook Pro speakers. more… The post 16-inch MacBook Pro users complain about ‘popping’ speakers appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • After over two weeks of silence, Apple today has released the fourth developer of iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3. Apple is also releasing the fourth public beta of iOS 13.3 today as well. tvOS 13.3 beta 4 is also now available, as is watchOS 6.1.1 beta 4. more… The post Apple releases fourth developer beta of iOS 13.3, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • In this 16-inch MacBook Pro review, we discuss Apple’s new top-of-the-line successor to the now discontinued 15-inch model, headlined by its transition away from the maligned butterfly keyboard. The 16-inch MacBook Pro bears a resemblance to the outgoing version, but along with the keyboard update, there are changes that make this year’s high-end MacBook Pro the most compelling portable Mac computer that Apple has released in years. We already published our first-look video discussing the new 16-inch MacBook Pro’s top features. Today, after a solid few weeks of usage, we’re publishing our hands-on video review. Be sure to subscribe to 9to5Mac on YouTube for more videos, and read on for the details. more… The post 16-inch MacBook Pro review — a great keyboard is just the start [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • If you like cuff-style Apple Watch bands, Pad & Quill has a new artisan-made option, the Lowry Cuff for Apple Watch. It features 80-year-old fully restored vegetable-tanned leather with your choice of black or silver hardware. Read on for more details about this limited-run… more… The post Pad & Quill’s limited-run Lowry Cuff for Apple Watch is hand-made from 80-year-old leather appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • This week we learned that the iPhone 11 Pro still tracks location data even when users have turned the features off. Apple gave a limited response saying that “We do not see any actual security implications,” and that it was working as intended. However, now Apple has followed up with more details about why the iPhone 11 Pro is doing this and that it will include a toggle in an iOS update to stop location tracking totally. more… The post Apple responds to iPhone 11 Pro location sharing controversy, iOS update will add new toggle appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is updating its Clips video creation app with a handful of new features. The app, which focuses on short-form video creation, now includes support for Memoji and Animoji characters, and more. more… The post Apple’s Clips app updated with Animoji and Memoji support, new Disney stickers, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Developers who make apps for Apple’s platforms are used to opening App Store Connect in a browser to manage their apps in the App Store. This portal provides access to edit an app’s description, screenshots, keywords, and also follow sales reports, analytics, and customer reviews. There’s also an official iOS app from Apple available in the App Store that gives access to some limited functionality. During this year’s WWDC, Apple announced the launch of an official API for App Store Connect, to let developers create their own tools using an officially supported API rather than the hacks that were previously required. Indie developer Vadim Shpakovski announced NativeConnect, a native Mac app to access the same features offered by the web version of the portal. Today, NativeConnect is available on its website. more… The post NativeConnect for Mac is the best way for developers to use App Store Connect 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 Hyper: Preorder the new HyperJuice, the world’s smallest 100W GaN USB-C charger 40% off for a limited time. https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2019/12/9to5Mac-Daily-12-05-2019.mp3 more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: December 05, 2019 – 2020 and 2021 iPhone rumors appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Today’s best deals include Apple’s 11-inch iPad Pro from $600, a new all-time low on the latest Logitech MX Master, and more. Hit the jump for the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Apple’s 11-inch iPad Pro from $600, Logitech MX Master 3 hits $75, more in today’s best deals appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Up for auction today is a neat piece of Steve Jobs signed Apple memorabilia, a Macintosh floppy disk. This is a little different than some of the items we often see up for auction like Jobs autographed Mac manuals, posters, or Apple awards, and may go for a more reasonable price, relatively speaking that is. more… The post [Update: Sells for over 1000% of estimate] Signed Steve Jobs Macintosh floppy disk up for auction — the perfect $7500 stocking stuffer appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is out today with a new investor note focused on Apple’s iPhone lineup for 2020 and 2021. Kuo says there will be four new OLED iPhone models in 2020, followed by a new iPhone without a Lightning port in 2021. more… The post Kuo: Four new OLED iPhones in 2020, iPhone without Lightning port in 2021 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Chirp for Twitter has received a major 2.0 update today that brings a host of great features and changes to the Apple Watch app. Headlining the update is a totally rewritten timeline for watchOS 6 with infinite scrolling that offers a major speed boost, the ability to send DMs directly from profiles, improved video player, username colors, and much more. more… The post Chirp 2 for Apple Watch brings infinite Twitter timeline, major speed boost on watchOS 6, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • More than four years after introducing new design thinking to its retail stores, Apple is bringing the latest aesthetic to Canada for the first time. On December 14 at 9:00 a.m., Toronto’s Apple Eaton Centre will open in a new and expanded space in the mall, replacing the original store that has served customers since May 2006. If you attend the store’s reopening, we’d love to see and share your photos. more… The post Apple’s latest store design comes to Canada at Toronto Eaton Centre December 14 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • As 2019 comes to a close, Apple Music and Spotify have both debuted year in review tools for subscribers. Spotify Wrapped and Apple Music Replay are available now, and allow you to view your most listened to songs, artists, albums, and more. Here’s how it works. more… The post How to visualize your Apple Music Replay and Spotify Wrapped year in review stats appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Australia’s oldest Apple Store will temporarily close for renovations early next year that will re-energize the space and bring it up-to-date with other upgraded stores around the world. Starting January 5, customers will need to seek out other nearby stores until renovations are complete. more… The post Today at Apple upgrades begin at Sydney Apple Store January 5 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) found that Verizon, T-Mobile, and US Cellular all presented exaggerated LTE coverage maps to consumers. However, the FCC says that it won’t penalize them for doing so, in apparent contradiction to the watchdog’s stated policy… more… The post US carriers exaggerated LTE coverage, says FCC, but won’t pay a penalty appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Audio enthusiasts who prefer to listen to music on their existing speakers have been waiting for some time to see AirPlay 2 cracked, and that day has now arrived. Three developers who have been working on the problem for some time say they have now done it… more… The post AirPlay 2 cracked, will allow multiroom play to non-supported speakers appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Non-profit group Fair Tax has accused Apple of ‘poor tax conduct’ for using aggressive tax avoidance measures to reduce its overall tax rate to 17.1% over the past decade, less than half the official corporate tax rate of 35%… more… The post Apple accused of ‘poor tax conduct’ for tax avoidance, esp on foreign earnings appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has already honored Eilish this year with an Apple Music award and a concert at Steve Jobs Theater, and it is set to continue the trend. According to Billboard, Apple paid $25 million for rights to a documentary which follows the singer as she releases her debut album. more… The post Apple buys rights to Billie Eilish documentary, will appear on TV+ rather than Apple Music appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Do you find yourself taking more accidental screenshots on Apple Watch than intentional ones? Read on for how to quickly disable screenshots on Apple Watch. more… The post How to disable screenshots on Apple Watch appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The US House of Representatives today nearly-unanimously passed a new bill that would punish robocallers and require that carriers make better tools available to consumers. The bill can now make its way to the Senate, where it also has bipartisan support. more… The post House passes bill that would require carriers to offer free robocall blocking features, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Popular accessory maker Nomad today unveiled a new collection of Apple Watch bands built with hydrophobic leather. The new Active Strap Apple Watch bands from Nomad are available to order now in two different colors and hardware options. more… The post Nomad debuts versatile new leather ‘Active Straps’ for Apple Watch appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple this week officially debuted the first annual Apple Music Awards. Billie Eilish took home three honors, and Apple is celebrating the inaugural the Apple Music Awards with a live concert at Steve Jobs Theater. The concert will be streamed live, and you can read on for instructions on how to watch. more… The post How to live stream Billie Eilish’s Apple Music Awards concert at Steve Jobs Theater appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • After agreeing to end a messy legal battle earlier this year, Qualcomm and Apple are now working closely on bringing 5G capabilities to the iPhone. Speaking at the company’s Snapdragon Tech Summit today, Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon emphasized that the relationship with Apple is currently “priority number one.” more… The post Qualcomm president says ‘priority number one’ is working with Apple to develop a 5G iPhone appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Want to find the serial number of your AirPods Pro? Follow along for a few different ways to look it up. more… The post How to find your AirPods Pro serial number appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple Watch’s Emergency SOS feature is incredibly useful for allowing you to quickly call for help with emergency services. That feature is now being credited with helping the US Coast Guard rescue two kayakers in Puerto Rico whose kayaks sank and who were not wearing lifejackets. more… The post US Coast Guard credits Apple Watch SOS with helping stranded kayakers seek help appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Readdle’s Calendars 5 for iPhone and iPad recently received an update that brings support for Microsoft Exchange calendars as well as the ability to use multiple iCloud, Google, or Exchange calendars. more… The post Readdle’s Calendars 5 for iOS gains support for Microsoft Exchange and more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple Pay is continuing to expand to more users around world. Apple’s mobile payment platform is now available to customers of additional banks in Sweden, Austria, and Malta. more… The post Apple Pay continues international expansion with new banks in Sweden, Austria, and more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • John open sources another project, Rambo creates more fluid animations and considers crowd-sourcing AirBuddy’s localization, and Apple is apparently using feature flags to improve their overall software quality. Also, loading states, a new trip to the Arcade, and much more. http://traffic.libsyn.com/stacktrace/unoHXAYHCQ_StacktraceEp65.mp3 more… The post Stacktrace Podcast 065: “An animation says more than 1000 words” appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • BMW began offering Apple’s CarPlay service on its cars in 2016. The German car maker decided to charge $300 to include the feature, which then turned into a $80-a-year subscription. After complaints from consumers, the company seems to have rethought its strategy on the availability of CarPlay, which now should no longer have any extra cost to users. more… The post BMW will no longer require a subscription to use CarPlay in some cars appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Post-Black Friday Apple Watch Series 5 deals take up to $187 off, while Home Depot offers HomeKit accessories in a new 1-day sale. You can also save on Arlo Pro 2 security cameras and more in today’s 9to5Toys Lunch Break. More below. more… The post Apple Watch Series 5 deals take up to $187 off, HomeKit tech, Arlo cameras, more on sale 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 Hyper: Preorder the new HyperJuice, the world’s smallest 100W GaN USB-C charger 40% off for a limited time. https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2019/12/9to5Mac-Daily-12-04-2019.mp3 more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: December 04, 2019 – iPhone 11 Pro location data, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Catalyst debuted its waterproof case for AirPods last year and it became the first accessory for the truly wireless earbuds that Apple endorsed and started selling in its stores. Now that case has been adapted for AirPods Pro. more… The post Catalyst launches its waterproof AirPods Pro case with military-grade drop protection appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • To add to the faulty keyboard and swollen battery, it turns out my MacBook Pro has a third failure: a logic board fault. There was some good news when I went to collect my MacBook Pro today: the top-case replacement had been done. It had a shiny new keyboard, and non-swollen battery. The bad news, however, was that the machine still immediately shutdown when run on battery power… more… The post MacBook Pro Diary: A third failure, and a potentially radical solution appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Craigslist debuted all the way back in 1995 and became a household name for internet classified ads. However, curious enough, in the eleven years since Apple debuted the iOS App Store, Craigslist hasn’t had an official app for iPhone and iPad. more… The post Craigslist gets official iPhone app 11 years after the App Store launched appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • After teasing partnerships with major movie studios over the last several months, Plex today is officially launching its new ad-support video on demand service. Starting today, the Plex streaming service is available worldwide and completely free to anyone with a Plex account. more… The post Plex officially launches new streaming service with catalog of free movies and TV shows appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has rolled out its latest movie sale this week, discounting a handful of iconic holiday films, James Bond titles, and more. You’ll also find the usual $1 rental of the week alongside a selection of $5 films. Each movie will become a permanent addition to your library. Head below to find all of our top picks. more… The post Apple’s holiday film sale starts at $5: Elf, Christmas Vacation, more from $1 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Great news for Apple Watch users who workout with Peloton. There’s now a new way to use your Apple Watch while you exercise. Peloton already worked with Apple Health on the iPhone and workouts could be tracked from the watch, but the new app gives more control and data during sessions. more… The post Peloton launches official Apple Watch app for viewing workout data appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple News is expanding its mail notifications with a new ‘Good Morning’ daily newsletter. Previously, users could opt in to receive email alerts from Apple News about select featured stories. The company appears to be formalizing that into a regular daily newsletter. Apple says it will bring top news, analysis, and fascinating features every morning, collating the ‘best stories from the most trusted sources’. more… The post Apple News launches daily email newsletter appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Video sharing app TikTok, in the top five non-gaming iPhone apps thanks to its popularity with US teenagers, has been accused of violating child protection laws, potentially putting them at risk from predators. Additionally, it is claimed in a new lawsuit that the app sends personal data to China, despite promising not to… more… The post TikTok, popular with US teens, accused of violating child protection laws appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • We get it, it’s cool to be able to use the iPhone’s taptic engine to simulate a button push. But it’s now being overdone to such an extent that we’re all suffering from haptic overload … more… The post Haptic overload continues as Instagram tests vibrating when you give a like appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A security researcher has found that the iPhone 11 Pro still intermittently collects location data even when the user has blocked it from doing so. Apple has seemingly admitted this, telling the researcher that this is ‘expected behavior’ … more… The post Apple admits iPhone 11 Pro still collects location data even when told not to appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Does your 13-inch MacBook Pro keep shutting down or turning itself off randomly? Apple has diagnosed an issue affecting 13-inch MacBook Pro models released in early 2019 (the models with a Touch Bar instead of function keys). Here’s the fix. more… The post Is your 13-inch MacBook Pro shutting down randomly? Here’s the fix appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are in the books, we’re getting our first look at the data from the big holiday shopping weekend. Sensor Tower reports that Black Friday marked a major increase in downloads for shopping apps on the App Store. more… The post Shopping apps for iOS see Black Friday boost as holiday spending shifts to smartphones appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Last night, Apple officially revealed its selection of the best apps and games for 2019. In addition to those awards, Apple has also now revealed which apps and games were most downloaded throughout all of 2019, and a familiar title has come out on top. more… The post Apple says Mario Kart Tour was the most downloaded iPhone game of 2019, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • This time of year always brings the best plug-in deals for home music producers. Whether you’re using Logic Pro X or any other popular DAW, the best third-party software deals of the year can usually be had in the lead up to Christmas. We are now tracking a massive collection of price drops from most of the biggest names in the business including SoundToys, Waves, Universal Audio, Celemony, Antares, Native Instruments, Spitfire, and so many more. At up to 80% off, now’s the time to take your home recording suite to the next level. Head below for a look what’s on sale. more… The post All of the best plug-ins, effects, and instruments on sale for Logic Pro users appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • As trade negotiations continue between the United States and China, AAPL shares experienced their largest drop since August today. This drop comes as Donald Trump suggested he is in no rush to come to a trade agreement with China, and that he might even wait until 2020 to do so. more… The post AAPL shares slide as trade tensions increase between the US and China appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The iTunes app for Mac was officially killed with the release of macOS Catalina. Since it’s hidden by default, follow along for how to show the iTunes Store in the Music app on Mac. more… The post macOS Catalina: How to show the iTunes Store in the Music app appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Developer Red Sweater has released a big update to its popular Black Ink crossword puzzle app for Mac today. Headlining features include a fresh, modern design, support for Dark Mode and VoiceOver, and a free 14-day trial. more… The post ‘Black Ink’ crossword puzzle app for Mac gets new modern design, Dark Mode and VoiceOver support, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • We’re learning more today about Oprah’s partnership with Apple for original Apple TV+ content. Variety reports that Apple and Oprah are teaming up on a documentary that will focus on sexual assault in the music industry, set to premiere next year. more… The post Oprah teaming up with Apple for TV+ documentary highlighting sexual assault in the music industry 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 Hyper: Preorder the new HyperJuice, the world’s smallest 100W GaN USB-C charger 40% off for a limited time. https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2019/12/9to5Mac-Daily-12-03-2019.mp3 more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: December 03, 2019 – Apple crowns the best apps and games of 2019 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • After initially launching as an Apple Store exclusive, OtterBox has fully launched its first Apple Watch case, the Exo Edge and they’re eligible for the 25% off promotion the company is running. more… The post OtterBox’s first Apple Watch case gets full launch after Apple Store exclusive [25% off deal] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Today’s best deals include Apple HomePod for $188 in open-box condition, Sony’s AirPods competitor hit a new all-time low, and a fresh Anker Gold Box. Hit the jump for all that and more. more… The post Tuesday deals: HomePod open-box $188, Sony AirPods competitor $198, Anker sale, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • One of the Bay Area’s smallest and oldest remaining classic Apple Stores is ready for a modern replacement. Apple Hillsdale in San Mateo, California will move to a brand new space on December 7 at 10:00 a.m. more… The post San Mateo’s Apple Hillsdale reopening in North Block December 7 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Scarcely a month goes by without a new class action lawsuit against Apple. The vast majority of them are frivolous, often absurd, but there is one that deserves to succeed: the keyboard class action lawsuit over the failed butterfly design. We learned yesterday that a federal judge has rejected Apple’s attempt to have the case dismissed, and ruled that it will proceed to trial… more… The post Opinion: The butterfly keyboard class action lawsuit deserves to succeed appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Transport for London yesterday activated the Express Transit feature, designed to make it easier to use an Apple Watch or iPhone to pay for public transit journeys. I got the chance to try it on a couple of short journeys across London last night, and it’s one of those tiny things which makes a worthwhile difference to the experience… more… The post Apple Watch Diary: Express Transit, a tiny feature that makes a big difference appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • This year, Apple made a renewed push into Services with new content subscriptions for reading news, watching television, and playing new games. Apple Arcade and Apple TV+ each cost $4.99 per month, and offer compelling original TV and games to play. However, there are a few extra things you may want to buy to improve the experience. These accessories can make great gift ideas for any Apple fan. more… The post 9to5Mac Gift Guide: Best accessories to enjoy Apple Arcade and Apple TV+ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Two suspected thieves have been arrested and jailed after the owner of a stolen Apple Watch pinged it while police were searching for stolen property… more… The post Suspected thieves jailed after owner pinged stolen Apple Watch to locate it appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • In addition to announcing its App Store Best of 2019 today, Apple is also launching its first-ever Apple Music Awards. The company says it handpicked winners for Global Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Breakthrough Artist of the Year. It also gave awards to the most streamed song and album. With Billie Eilish picking up three awards, Apple is celebrating the first year of Apple Music Awards with a performance from the artist held at Steve Jobs Theater. The event will be live-streamed tomorrow at 6:30 PM PST. more… The post Apple launches Apple Music Awards, will live stream Billie Eilish performance at Steve Jobs Theater appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple today announced its selection of best apps and games for 2019 after inviting developers and members of the press to a related special event in New York. The company follows the tradition of choosing apps for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV that stood out this year. more… The post Apple announces best App Store apps and games of 2019 following private New York City event appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • As expected, Apple today held a special event in New York City focused on highlighting the best apps and games of 2019. While the event was billed as a “special event,” it was rather subdued in nature and didn’t include any product or operating system announcements. Here’s what actually happened. more… The post Here’s what happened at today’s Apple special ‘event’ in New York appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple today has stopped signing iOS 13.2.2. This follows the release of iOS 13.2.3 a few weeks ago, which included more improvements to background app performance, the Mail app, Messages, and more. more… The post Apple blocks downgrades to iOS 13.2.2 as updates continue to fix bugs and performance issues appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Remember FaceApp? It went viral over the summer as a way to transform your selfies with aging effects, glasses, and more. Almost immediately after it went viral, users started voicing concerns over the app’s privacy policy and its ties to Russia. This prompted US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to call on the FBI to investigate FaceApp for potential national security concerns. Now, the FBI has officially responded to Schumer’s request, stating that apps developed in Russia, including FaceApp, to be “potential counterintelligence threats.” more… The post FBI says FaceApp is a ‘potential counterintelligence threat’ because of its ties to Russia appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Over the last year or so, we’ve been hearing more and more about new LCD display technologies, and we may see Apple adopt them in its devices as soon as next year. Follow along for an explainer on what mini LED display tech is, and why Apple is moving to it with iPad and MacBook Pro soon. more… The post What is mini LED and what could it mean for iPad and MacBook? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • It’s been a huge weekend of deals with Black Friday kicking off earlier than ever before, and Cyber Monday followed up beautifully today with a number of new all-time lows. But the sun is setting on Cyber Monday 2019 and deals are starting to go out of stock. So if you’re trying to find the best offers still out there, then our roundup of the top ten Cyber Monday deals still available is for you. Head below for all of the best offers still available as of 5PM. more… The post Top 10 Cyber Monday deals still available appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Spotify launched earlier this year the new “Sleep Timer” feature, which stops the music playback after a specific time, but it was only available for the Android version of the app at the time. Starting today, Spotify for iOS will get access to the same functionality. more… The post Spotify update brings Sleep Timer feature for iOS users starting today appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • After pulling its Apple Watch app almost two years ago, the popular Transit for iOS is back on Apple’s wearable and on iPhone, it’s gaining details when trips are wheelchair-accessible. more… The post Transit delivers promised Apple Watch app return while wheelchair-accessible trips arrive on iPhone appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple will have to continue battling a class-action lawsuit in California over its butterfly keyboard design. Reuters reports today that a federal judge has rejected Apple’s request to dismiss the proposed class-action lawsuit over the keyboard’s failure and reliability issues. more… The post Apple forced to face class action lawsuit over problematic butterfly keyboards appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Following the release of its annual holiday ad last week, Apple today has shared a new Shot on iPhone ad. This time, the focus is on a “cinematic snowball fight” captured with the iPhone 11 Pro. Check out the video below. more… The post Apple’s latest ‘Shot on iPhone 11 Pro’ video showcases a cinematic snowball fight appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The Mac mini, while a great device, has lacked some essential I/O since the 2018 refresh. The SD card slot in particular has been missed on this latest-generation mini. Thankfully, Satechi has designed a sleek and functional USB-C Hub for the new Mac mini. more… The post Hands-on: an awesome Mac mini hub from Satechi [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple could switch up its iPhone release cycle as soon as 2021 according to a new analyst report from JP Morgan’s Samik Chatterjee (via Marketwatch). Since the iPhone 4S in 2011, Apple has released its flagship iPhone models all at once in the fall — almost always in mid-September. What JPMorgan proposes is that there would be two pairs of iPhone launches in 2021, one in the first half (presumably in the March-June timeframe) and one in the second half (the normal September holiday period). more… The post Analyst expects Apple to split flagship iPhone releases into separate summer and fall launches, starting 2021 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 Hyper: Preorder the new HyperJuice, the world’s smallest 100W GaN USB-C charger 40% off for a limited time. https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2019/12/9to5Mac-Daily-12-02-2019.mp3 more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: December 02, 2019 – Apple Pay Express Transit, Mini LED iPad + MacBook appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Reliable Apple analyst MIng-Chi Kuo is out with a new investor note today that offers a timeline on Apple’s switch to mini-LED technology. According to the analyst, mini LED will come to the iPad and MacBook line starting next year. more… The post Kuo: Apple releasing 12.9-inch iPad and 16-inch MacBook Pro with mini LED in late 2020 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple’s new 16-inch MacBook Pro is easy to recommend for replacing a MacBook Pro from 2015 or earlier. It has a reliable keyboard (unlike 2016 to 2019 15.4-inch models), significantly better microphones and speakers, and a more immersive display. But unlike MacBook Pros from a few years ago, the new 16-inch MacBook Pro has the same (lack of) ports as recent MacBook Pros. The good news is the market for adapters and cables has expanded over the last four years, and there are plenty of must-have accessories for professionals. more… The post New to the 16-inch MacBook Pro? These accessories are essential for professionals appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • With Black Friday in the books, it’s time to turn our attention to Cyber Monday. We’re expecting this year’s big online-only event to deliver several notable offers on Apple products, but also TVs, smart home gear, and much more. We’ll be working around the clock over at 9to5Toys to deliver all of the best deals throughout the weekend. Make sure you’re following us on Twitter as well, so you don’t miss out. Head below for all of the best Cyber Monday deals and more. more… The post [Update: New deals] Best Cyber Monday deals: Save on MacBooks, iPads, Apple Watch, HomeKit tech, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Temporarily working on a second Mac has identified a small but annoying gap in the Apple ecosystem: There’s no way to synchronize learned spellings across Apple devices. If you create Text Replacements, these behave the way you’d expect: Create them on any Apple device, and they sync via iCloud. For example… more… The post Feature request: Synchronize learned spellings across Apple devices via iCloud appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Quitting Facebook could soon be easier as the company begins testing a tool to allow you to export your photos and videos to other social media platforms… more… The post Quitting Facebook will soon be easier with Apple-backed photo export tool appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple, Samsung, and other tech giants need to consult emergency services before implementing features that automatically place 911 calls. The plea has come from EENA, an organization representing more than 1,500 emergency services in over 80 countries. It says that although features like Fall Detection on the Apple Watch and Auto-call for Emergency SOS on the iPhone are well-intentioned and have been credited with saving a great many people, they can also cost lives… more… The post Apple and others need to consult emergency services over automatic SOS calls appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Black Friday is set to be home to this year’s best Apple Watch deals. All of the top retailers, including Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, and Target are all slated to offer aggressive discounts on Apple’s latest wearables. Specifically, large price drops on Apple Watch Series 3 and the new Apple Watch Series 5 are sure to be the most popular this time around. You’ll find all of the best Apple Watch Black Friday deals down below. more… The post [Update: New deals] Best Apple Watch Cyber Monday deals: Latest models $100 off, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • All of Apple’s latest tablets will be included in this year’s best Cyber Monday iPad deals, with notable price drops mainly coming on the 2019 10.2-inch iPad. Walmart, Best Buy, Amazon, and Target will all be offering sale prices during Thanksgiving week with deals on Apple’s iPad Pro, mini, and more. All of the best iPad Black Friday deals can be found just below. more… The post [Update: New deals] Best iPad Cyber Monday deals: Up to $400 off, $180 off iPad Air, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is estimated to sell about 3 million pairs of AirPods and AirPods Pro over the Black Friday through Cyber Monday period. That’s according to Dan Ives at Wedbush, citing channel checks and inventory shortages at retailers. more… The post Analyst estimates Apple sold 3 million AirPods over Black Friday / Cyber Monday weekend appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • We’re kicking off Cyber Monday with a very notable Mac app deal here at 9to5Toys, one that delivers some of the most popular apps out there at new all-time low prices. This year’s Limited Edition Mac App Bundle delivers big names like Parallels Desktop, TextExpander, Aurora HDR, and more at rock-bottom pricing. All 13 apps hold a combined value of nearly $1,300 when stacked together with their original prices, but we’re offering them all during Cyber Monday for $36 when you apply promo code GETMAC40 at checkout. This offer is available through Tuesday. You’ll find full details on this year’s bundle, along with notable standouts, just below. Be sure to act now, though, as we’re not likely to see this kind of discount again any time soon. more… The post Cyber Monday bundle includes must-have Mac apps for $36: Parallels, TextExpander, Aurora HDR, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • OWC is offering two great deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday including a free USB-C Travel Dock with the purchase of its popular 14-port Thunderbolt 3 dock, and two deals on its other USB docks. Purchase a OWC Thunderbolt 3 14-Port Dock for $294 and get a FREE USB-C Travel Dock (Add both to cart). Get 15% off OWC USB-C Travel Dock and 10% off the 10-Port USB-C Dock w/ code 9TO5DOCK. Head below for a full look at the deals: more… The post OWC offers deals on USB-C and Thunderbolt docks for Cyber Monday, free USB-C Travel Dock appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • If you are in London, you can now travel using Apple Pay on the Underground network without having to use Touch ID or Face ID authentication. This means that you don’t need to hold up the queue at the turnstile when travelling the Underground. You can simply tap and go with either iPhone or Apple Watch. more… The post No Face ID required: Apple Pay Express Mode now available for the London Underground, here’s how to set it up appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple’s 10th store in Japan is coming soon to Kawasaki, a first for the city. The new store will be Apple’s fourth to open, move, or expand throughout Japan in 2019. Apple Kawasaki wraps a series of Japanese retail projects long previewed with teaser logos and promised to complete before the end of the year. more… The post Japan’s 10th Apple Store opens December 14 in Kawasaki appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Miko, the innovation lab for consumer robotics, just announced a flash sale for Black Friday weekend. The iPhone-controlled Miko 2 educational robot is now 50% off. Get Miko 2 now $199 shipped (Reg $399) Head below for a look at Miko 2: more… The post Black Friday Flash Sale: Get 50% off the Miko 2 robot for a limited time appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • In this week’s top stories: Jony Ive’s departure from Apple is official, Apple’s latest HomeKit features, the best Apple Cyber Monday deals, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest news.more… The post This week’s top stories: Jony Ive’s departure, 2020 iPhone rumors, Cyber Monday deals, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Update: Apparently, this launch was meant to be more ‘secret’ than official. Netatmo is testing with a small group of customers whilst in beta. A wider public launch is yet to be officially announced. Another popular home security camera now supports Apple’s HomeKit Secure Video feature. Starting this weekend, Netatmo is rolling out HomeKit Secure Video support to its uniquely designed Smart Indoor Camera, enabling more advanced control and recording via the Home app. more… The post Netatmo now rolling out HomeKit Secure Video support to its Smart Indoor Camera appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • In honor of World AIDS day today, Tim Cook has taken to Twitter today to tout that Apple has donated $220 million to (RED). The work of (RED) means that “we can achieve an AIDS-free generation,” Cook explained. more… The post Tim Cook says Apple has donated $220M to (RED) to help fight AIDS appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has been playing the slow game with HomeKit compared to Amazon’s Alexa ecosystem. Where Apple is working on detailed projects like HomeKit Secure Video, Amazon and Google are being bundled into nearly every device that has Wi-Fi in it. I love HomeKit, and I prefer it over Alexa or Google Assistant, but as we come to the end of 2019, I have four Amazon Echo Dots in my home and no HomePods. One of the key reasons I finally succumbed and bought a few Echo Dots was when Apple Music support launched and I found them on sale. If someone who loves Apple has started to dip his toes into the Alexa waters, what should be on Apple’s HomeKit plans for 2020? more… The post Comment: What can Apple do with HomeKit to catch Alexa in 2020? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Wondershare’s dr.fone offers iPhone and iPad users a full software suite that goes beyond the iOS management that’s possible with iTunes/Finder in macOS. Features include data recovery, erasing/restoring all or just parts of your data, system repair, restoring social media apps, getting around your device’s Lock screen, and more. Thanks to Wondershare for sponsoring 9to5Mac. Read on for more details about the 40% off Black Friday deal as well a shot at winning the full iOS dr.fone 10 Toolkit for free. more… The post Get Wondershare’s dr.fone iOS toolkit app for Mac 40% off for Black Friday appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Totallee has been making high-quality, ultra thin iPhone cases since 2013. They are one of your best options if you’re looking for a thin case to protect your iPhone without adding bulk. Their cases are designed to be as minimalistic as possible and completely branding free. From now until December 8th, totallee is offering all 9to5Mac readers 25% off its cases for Black Friday and Cyber Monday: Get an exclusive 25% off all Totallee super thin cases with code 9TO5HOLIDAYS Totallee offers 3 different styles: matte, transparent and leather. Head below for a quick overview of the whole collection: more… The post Totallee’s super thin iPhone cases now 25% off for Black Friday/Cyber Monday appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple currently sells four different iPhone models, with the two bookend models — the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 8 available in both large and small sizes. With so much variety, it may be confusing as to which iPhone is best for you or someone you plan on buying one for. In this hands-on video walkthrough, I share my opinion and answers to the question: Which iPhone should I buy? more… The post Which iPhone should I buy? Comparing Apple’s current smartphone lineup [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • IT professionals are known for having all of the latest technology products, so they can be hard to buy for during the Christmas season. In my Apple @ Work post for this week, I want to run through a handful of products that would make for an excellent Christmas gift ideas for the IT professionals in your life. more… The post 9to5Mac Gift Guide: Christmas gift ideas for IT professionals appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Earlier this month, Apple Watch fall detection made a humorous appearance on James Corden’s The Late Late Show when it was unexpectedly triggered by a guest in the audience. Following that, Siri on Apple Watch recently made an unplanned appearance on a BBC broadcast this week after a meteorologist accidentally activated the assistant. more… The post Apple Watch Siri awkwardly interrupts on-air meteorologist and contradicts his forecast appeared first on 9to5Mac.