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  • I’ve been exploring the world of Peloton since the exercise bike showed up in my home office last week. While Peloton does not work with GymKit, there are two Apple features that work with the workout system. Peloton bikes and treadmills offer limited Apple Music integration for streaming music subscribers with linked accounts. Workouts tracked with the Peloton system can be saved to Apple’s Health app, too, although logging sessions with Apple Watch requires some configuration. more… The post Using Peloton bikes and treadmills with Apple Watch, Music, and Health 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 Ditto: Try Ditto for free to let anyone share their screen—Mac, Windows, Android, Chrome and iOS to Apple TVs. https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2019/07/9to5Mac-Daily-07-19-2019.mp3 more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: July 19, 2019 – iCloud surveillance tool, 2020 iPhone processors appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple Music has rebranded its A List: Hip-Hop playlist to Rap Life while adding a weekly show with the same name to Beats 1 Radio. The changes have been led by Apple’s global editorial head of hip-hop and R&B, Ebro Darden. more… The post Apple Music reinvigorates hip-hop efforts with ‘Rap Life’ playlist and Beats 1 show to ‘move at the speed of culture’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple Watch Sport Bands in various styles are just $5, plus a new weekend Apple movie sale and the Siri-enabled Emerson Sensi smart thermostat is on sale. more… The post Friday deals: Apple Watch Sport Bands $5, iTunes movie sale, and Emerson HomeKit Thermostat $89 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple Watch’s ECG functionality has saved a lot of lives, but the latest example shows how the low and high resting heart rate alerts are also uncovering unknown heart issues. After seeing multiple low resting heart rate warnings, a 48-year-old recently discovered he had ventricular bigeminy and was able to address the heart condition with surgery before it caused any issues. more… The post Apple Watch prompts potentially life-saving heart surgery for 48-year-old dad appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • If you ever feel nostalgic for the classic iPod, you might enjoy the Elago W6, the Apple Watch stand that thinks it’s an iPod. It’s not the first time Elago has done something like this. Back in 2017, it created the W3, based on the original Macintosh … more… The post Quick Look: Elago W6, the cute Apple Watch stand that thinks it’s an iPod appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • This week Benjamin and Zac talk more about the updated MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, news around Apple TV+ and the upcoming streaming video service, new emoji coming in iOS 13, the latest iPhone 11 rumors, changes in iOS 13 beta 4, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by ExpressVPN: Take back your Internet privacy today and get 3 months free with a 1-year package at ExpressVPN.com/HappyHour. Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR and get $50 OFF toward your first job post! https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2019/07/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-07-19-2019.mp3 more… The post 9to5Mac Happy Hour 234: MacBook speeds, Apple TV+ details, and iPhone 11 dummies appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • There has been a steady stream of reports suggesting that the 2020 iPhones will use 5nm chips, and a statement by A-series chipmaker TSMC provides further support for the idea. Apple made much of the fact that the A12 chip used in all three 2018 iPhones used a 7nm process, the first smartphones on the market to do so. Smaller processes mean more transistors in the same size chip, which generally boosts both performance and energy efficiency … more… The post More support emerges for idea that 2020 iPhones will use 5nm chips appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is facing a new security threat, thanks to developments in the spyware/surveillance tool sold by the Israeli firm NSO Group. Via the Financial Times, the Pegasus phone software now not only harvests data from the user’s onboard storage, but also all communications with the connected cloud. The vulnerability purportedly affects the iPhone and Apple’s iCloud as well as Google Android phones, and even third-party apps installed on the phone that communicate over “encrypted and secure” connections. more… The post Report: Israeli surveillance tool can silently collect all iCloud data for a targeted user appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple is planning to open new offices in a quickly growing Vancouver development. Apple will join the likes of Deloitte and IWG plc’s Spaces in the office space. more… The post Apple moving into new ‘futuristic tower’ office building in Vancouver [Gallery] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • ElevationLab has released a unique solution for families looking to charge multiple iPhones, iPads, and other devices at once. FamilyCharger offers power for Lightning, USB-C, and microUSB devices in one hearty nine-foot cable with 65W of power. Read on for all the details… more… The post ElevationLab unveils robust ‘FamilyCharger,’ powers five devices incl. Lightning and USB-C appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Zagg is out today with a durable keyboard case for the iPad mini 5. The Rugged Book features four layers of protection including steel and rubber for military-grade rating, a detachable seven-color backlit keyboard, and more. more… The post Zagg launches Rugged Book for iPad mini 5 with detachable backlit keyboard, military-grade protection, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Indie developer Jordan Morgan has today released a nifty new app called Spend Stack, which aims to make it easier to track running totals while shopping. The app syncs across devices and makes it easy to share lists and more. more… The post Spend Stack for iOS lets you easily track any running totals with smart lists 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 Ditto: Try Ditto for free to let anyone share their screen—Mac, Windows, Android, Chrome and iOS to Apple TVs. https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2019/07/9to5Mac-Daily-07-18-2019.mp3 more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: July 18, 2019 – Netflix vs Apple TV+ and more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Instagram has made some changes to how it handles deleting accounts for things like hate speech, bullying, nudity, and other inappropriate content. Along with the policy update, users who are close to having their accounts removed will now get a warning notification. more… The post Instagram will now warn you before deleting your account appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple today is releasing the third public beta of iOS 13 to users. This update comes following the release of the fourth developer beta yesterday. Apple is also releasing the third public betas of macOS Catalina and tvOS 13 today. more… The post Apple releasing third public beta of iOS 13 to users today appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is now selling an exclusive USB-C hub from Satechi, the Multiport Pro Adapter. The new device features a USB-C port for power, USB-A, SD and microSD card readers, and an HDMI port in a slim package. Native Union also has a range of new Apple accessories now available at Apple Stores and Apple.com. more… The post Apple Store selling exclusive Satechi USB-C Multiport Pro Adapter, new Native Union wireless chargers and more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Discounted iTunes gift cards highlight today’s best deals along with up to $700 off MacBooks and RAVPower’s latest wall charger. Hit the jump for more in this round of the 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Discounted iTunes gift cards and up to $700 off MacBook Pro highlight today’s best deals appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Verizon has launched its first 5G hotspot device today, giving users in select US cities the ability to take advantage of the next-generation cellular network. This also means Verizon customers will be able to try out 5G with an iPhone before Apple includes built-in 5G modems expected in 2020. more… The post Hotspot device lets iPhone owners experience 5G right now appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A Bluetooth flaw has been discovered that would allow a bad actor to track a wide range of devices — including iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Apple Watches. Other vulnerable devices are laptops and tablets running Windows 10, and Fitbit wearables. Android devices are, however, not at risk … more… The post Bluetooth flaw allows iPhones, iPads, Macs, Apple Watch, and more to be tracked appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has reportedly sent executives to Korea to meet with Samsung over fears of iPhone chip shortages — with concerns about both DRAM and NAND production. The manufacture of iPhone displays could also be affected. The problem arises from a dispute between Japan and Korea, raising the possibility that Samsung may not be able to secure sufficient supplies of a chemical essential to its production process … more… The post Apple execs visit Samsung in Korea to discuss fears of iPhone chip shortages appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Journey and Flower developer Thatgamecompany has announced that Sky: Children of the Light is finally available on iPhone and iPad. It’s been quite a wait: The game was originally featured in the iPhone X keynote way back in 2017… more… The post Sky: Children of the Light now out for iPhone, iPad – Apple TV and Mac later appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has officially called on the FBI and FTC to investigate FaceApp, citing national security concerns. The controversy over FaceApp, which allows users to choose a photo and then have the app make them look younger or older, began with what turned out to be a false alarm… more… The post Democrats warn presidential candidates, call for FBI to investigate FaceApp appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Have you started seeing noise alerts on your Apple Watch? Read on for what these alerts mean and how to customize or turn them off in watchOS 6. more… The post watchOS 6: What are noise alerts on Apple Watch? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A new survey today claims that iPhone loyalty has fallen to an all-time low. The survey, conducted by BankMyCell, says that iPhone retention is down 15 percent over the last year. more… The post iPhone loyalty falls to all-time low, new report suggests appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Earlier this year, Instagram announced that it was testing a design shift that would hide the number of likes on posts. Now, the company is expanding that design change to additional countries. more… The post Instagram expands change that removes like counts, Twitter starts testing ‘Hide Replies’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Netflix today reported its second quarter earnings for 2019, and has subsequently dropped over 10 percent in after-hours trading. Netflix reported global net new subscribers of 2.7 million, far below its guidance of 5 million. This comes as Netflix will soon face increased competition from the likes of Apple, HBO, and Disney. more… The post Netflix reports drop in US subscribers as competition from Apple and Disney looms 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 Ditto: Try Ditto for free to let anyone share their screen—Mac, Windows, Android, Chrome and iOS to Apple TVs. https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2019/07/9to5Mac-Daily-07-17-2019.mp3 more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: July 17, 2019 – Apple supply chain secrecy, iOS 13 beta 4 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • It’s World Emoji Day and lots of individuals and companies alike are celebrating. Follow along for a look the results of the World Emoji Day Awards, an illustrated history of emojis, how Ford got the pickup truck emoji to be accepted by the Unicode Consortium, and more. more… The post Roundup: World Emoji Day Awards, illustrated history of emojis, Ford’s pickup truck emoji, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • 9to5Mac Watch Time is a brand new seasonal podcast series hosted by Zac Hall. Over the next three months, we’ll talk to real people about how the Apple Watch is affecting their lives. In the second episode of our new Watch Time podcast, my personal fitness coach Jacob Knight and I talk about his role in helping me explore new forms of fitness with the Apple Watch, the benefits of starting an exercise streak, his experience with both losing weight and building muscle, and an unlikely marathon he ran in December with the Apple Watch. Jacob’s transformation with the Apple Watch is one you have to see for yourself. 9to5Mac Watch Time is available on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, and your favorite podcast player through RSS. Subscribe now to catch up with each episode and automatically hear new episodes as soon as they’re released every two weeks from July through September. https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2019/07/9to5Mac-Watch-Time-07-17-2019.mp3 more… The post 9to5Mac Watch Time podcast episode 2: An unlikely marathon appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • In its ever-expanding line of home security offerings, Eufy now carries a Video Doorbell which offers alerts, a live feed to the app and the ability to talk to those at your door. 2k 2560 x 1920 resolution tops the feature set on the Doorbell. Priced at $160, the Eufy Video Doorbell offers some nice features along with its hi-res image. Check out the video below. more… The post Eufy Video Doorbell Review: HD Video and advanced motion detection features [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple TV+ is arriving this fall with a host of original content. Among the new programs will be Snoopy in Space and we’ve got our first look at the upcoming show with a new trailer today. more… The post ‘Snoopy in Space’ trailer teases upcoming Peanuts show for Apple TV+ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • An article from the Information today covers a breakdown of the lengths that factory workers have gone to get parts of unreleased iPhones out into the black market, and Apple’s countermeasures to tackle the issue and maintain high levels of product secrecy. Most interestingly, the report says that Apple is actually reducing the number of staff it has assigned to catching leaks of factory parts and is instead focusing on cracking down on the leaking of CAD drawings and schematics, just like the schematics that we’ve seen this year showing the iPhone 11’s design. more… The post Report: Apple reduces number of factory secrecy staff, cracking down on CAD schematics leaks appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The iconic wood tables that fill every Apple Store have long been globally admired as symbols of tasteful interior design. Fewer people are aware that recent top Apple Stores contain a hidden space called the Boardroom. Each Boardroom is decorated with a collection of premium furniture and accessories from some of the most respected designers in the world. We tracked down these hard-to-find items to create a directory for those with a discerning eye for design. more… The post A comprehensive guide to the modern furnishings of Apple Store Boardrooms appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Belkin has launched three new Qi wireless chargers today, all optimized for iPhone 8 and later. The new options in the Boost Up Charge lineup include a wireless stand, pad, and vent mount for cars. more… The post Belkin expands Boost Up lineup with iPhone wireless chargers for home and the car appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has renewed its Carpool Karaoke original series for a third season, according to a report from Variety. Apple’s Carpool Karaoke series is available to Apple Music subscribers and is a separate initiative from Apple TV+. more… The post Apple renews its ‘Carpool Karaoke’ spin-off for a third season appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple today has released the fourth developer betas of iOS 13, iPadOS 13, tvOS 13, and watchOS 6 to developers. Read on as we recap all of the changes in today’s updates. more… The post What’s new in iOS 13 developer beta 4? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Even though Apple released its iPad multitasking features years ago, many third-party apps have been slow to adopt them. But better late than never. The latest version of Spotify for iOS now brings iPad support for Split View and Slide Over. more… The post Spotify iOS app for iPad now features support for Split View and Slide Over appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Software update day is here again! Apple has released the fourth developer beta version of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 (likely alongside new seeds of watchOS 6, tvOS 13) today. 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 releases iOS 13 developer beta 4 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Plex has announced a pair of notable updates for its apps on iOS and Apple TV today. Today’s updates make further improvements to Plex’s enhanced video player on Apple TV, and add support for Touch ID and Face ID on iOS. more… The post Plex adds HDR support for Apple TV, Face ID and Touch ID support on iOS appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • How to decide when to cut a feature from a project, what could the refreshed MacBook lineup tell us about the future of Apple’s laptops, and how is the current state of Apple’s betas affecting third party developers? Also, why on Earth did Rambo buy a 2008 MacBook?! Sponsored by Hyper: Save big on Hyper USB-C hubs and power adapters for MacBooks, iPad, and iPhones during Amazon’s Prime Week sale. http://traffic.libsyn.com/stacktrace/XWFKHNORrV_StacktraceEp45.mp3 more… The post Stacktrace Podcast 045: “A vintage development setup” appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple’s official iPad Pro and iPhone XS cases see rare discounts, while Amazon hosts a massive AmazonBasics tech sale with Mac accessories and more. All that can be found in this episode of the 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Official Apple iPad Pro and iPhone XS cases on sale from $25, more in today’s best deals appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Update #3: In a statement to 9to5Mac, FaceApp has addressed some of the privacy concerns. The company says it “might store” some uploaded photos in the cloud: We might store an uploaded photo in the cloud. The main reason for that is performance and traffic: we want to make sure that the user doesn’t upload the photo repeatedly for every edit operation. Most images are deleted from our servers within 48 hours from the upload date. FaceApp says that photo processing is done in the cloud: FaceApp performs most of the photo processing in the cloud. We only upload a photo selected by a user for editing. We never transfer any other images from the phone to the cloud. FaceApp is based in Russia, but it says that no data is returned to Russia: Even though the core R&D team is located in Russia, the user data is not transferred to Russia. Read the full statement below. more… The post [Update: Company responds] Viral FaceApp raises concern about how personal photos are being used appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Yesterday I received a special package in the mail from China. The package contained three new iPhone 11 dummy models representing Apple’s upcoming iPhone lineup. Included inside the package were dummy models of the upcoming iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Max, and iPhone 11R. Watch our hands-on video walkthrough as we explore these well-made mockups. more… The post Hands-on: iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Max, and iPhone 11R dummy models [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Look in the comments section of pretty much any piece on 5G — here or elsewhere — and there’s a good chance that the 5G health hazard myth will be raised by someone. Sometimes with colorful claims, like 5G tests killing birds in mid-flight… more… The post NYT explains how one mistaken graph created the 5G health hazard myth appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • With Apple’s new payment card appearing to be set for imminent launch in the US, the question of when we’ll see Apple Card in the UK and other countries is back on the lips of many… more… The post Apple files trademarks for Apple Card in the UK, Hong Kong, and elsewhere appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • To celebrate World Emoji Day, Adobe has released an in-depth study on the latest emoji trends in the US including the most popular ones, the top emotions users like to express through emoji, the top reasons why users like to use emoji, and much more. more… The post Study reveals the most popular emoji in honor of ‘World Emoji Day’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is reportedly planning to begin making some of its AirPods in Vietnam, as part of the company’s wider-scale moves to reduce dependence on China. The report says the initial plan is for a small-scale trial, but the company is already discussing volume production with suppliers… more… The post Some AirPods to be made in Vietnam as Apple seeks to reduce dependence on China appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The Department of Justice is arguing that the Qualcomm antitrust ruling back in May poses a threat to national security. It is calling for the remedies issued by the court to be put on hold pending an appeal. Although Apple settled its civil lawsuit against Qualcomm, the exact same evidence put forward for that case was earlier used by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to take the radio chipmaker to court — with judgement awarded against Qualcomm … more… The post DOJ says Qualcomm antitrust ruling is a threat to national security appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A Digitimes report this morning claims that Apple is working with supply chain partners to ready a time-of-flight 3D sensing camera system for the rear camera. This feature would debut in the 2020 iPhone revision. A time-of-flight VCSEL is similar to the infrared TrueDepth camera system found in iPhones today on the front of the device, which enables Face ID. Adding such a 3D-sensing system to the back camera would enable higher-fidelity 3D photo captures, potentially opening up new augmented reality opportunities. more… The post Digitimes: time-of-flight 3D sensor coming to rear camera in 2020 iPhone appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Updating your Apple Watch is easier than ever with watchOS 6. Read on for how to update software directly on Apple Watch. more… The post watchOS 6: How to update software directly on Apple Watch appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • After announcing the BPM Core blood pressure monitor at CES this past January, Withings has released the new health device with ECG and stethoscope functionality in Europe. The company has also launched the new BPM Connect in the US which is a blood pressure monitor that can be used without a smartphone to see readings. more… The post Withings launches BPM Core blood pressure monitor with ECG, works with Apple Health appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square, today gave a talk to employees at Apple, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The talk reportedly comes as part of a series of several speakers visiting Apple’s headquarters to meet with employees. more… The post Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey visits Apple to give talk to marketing department, report says appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • We’re two months away from Apple’s expected announcement of the new iPhone 11 lineup of devices. Ahead of that announcement, YouTuber MKBHD has gotten his hands on dummy models of the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Max, and iPhone 11R, providing our clearest look yet at the new devices. more… The post New video offers clearest look yet at all three iPhone 11 variants appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • We’re likely just weeks (or days) away from the launch of Apple Card, which Apple has developed in conjunction with Goldman Sachs. During Goldman’s Q2 earnings call today, CFO Stephen Scherr offered details on the development of Apple Card, the risk associated with it, and more. more… The post Goldman Sachs CFO talks Apple Card risk as summer US launch looms appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Last week Apple pushed out a couple of updates to the entry-level MacBook Pro and the MacBook Air. The MacBook Air update included a new lower $1099 starting price along with True Tone Display support. The MacBook Air update was nice, but the refresh to the entry-level MacBook Pro, which hasn’t received an update since 2017, was far more compelling. The new entry-level MacBook model comes with refreshed internals, Touch Bar and Touch ID support, and features the same $1299 base price. Touch Bar support is nice, but the most impressive thing about this refresh is its speed, thanks large in part to the 8th-generation quad-core CPU that replaces the dual-core CPU on the previous iteration. The update makes the entry-level MacBook Pro well worth considering, even for those who felt the previous model was too underpowered for their needs. Watch our hands-on video walkthrough inside for the details. more… The post Review: 2019 entry-level MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The sun is beginning to set on Amazon’s Prime Day event. With a few hours left on the summer’s biggest online shopping event, it’s time to take a look at the top 10 Prime Day deals still available. It’s been a steady stream of standout offers and now we’re ready to look at the best deals that you can still grab before 3am ET tonight. more… The post Top 10 Prime Day deals still available appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Tomorrow marks World Emoji Day, and Apple is getting a head start on the festivities by detailing 59 new iOS emoji coming later this year. Apple says the new emoji characters will be available on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch this fall. more… The post Apple teases nearly 60 new emoji coming to iOS and Mac this fall [Gallery] 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 Ditto: Try Ditto for free to let anyone share their screen—Mac, Windows, Android, Chrome and iOS to Apple TVs. https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2019/07/9to5Mac-Daily-07-16-2019.mp3 more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: July 16, 2019 – Apple funding original podcasts appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The 71st annual Emmy Awards are coming up in September and nominations have been announced today. Two of Apple’s ads, both made with the TBWA ad agency, have been nominated for Outstanding Commerical 2019. more… The post Apple receives two Emmy nominations for ‘Shot on iPhone’ and ‘Behind the Mac’ ad campaigns appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple plans to use some of its spare cash to fund original podcasts for its platforms, according to a Bloomberg report. The news comes as the podcast game heats up with competitors like Spotify investing hundreds of millions of dollars in original content projects. Up to now, Apple has participated in the podcast ecosystem by hosting the de-facto canonical directory of shows, which most third-party apps rely on to find new shows. The directory was free to join and did not require an Apple business relationship. more… The post Report: Apple to fund original content podcast shows for Apple Podcasts exclusives appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • After a large-scale study yesterday gave Verizon top honors for best LTE availability and best video experience, RootMetrics is out today with its own large-scale study of US mobile carriers. While Verizon performed best in both studies, this latest report has AT&T in a solid second place instead of T-Mobile. more… The post Verizon cruises to best overall US carrier title in new study, AT&T comes in second appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is pushing yet another silent update to macOS to resolve the Mac webcam hijack vulnerability in RingCentral and Zhumu. These two apps are powered by Zoom, and it was discovered this week that they are also susceptible to the same web server vulnerability as Zoom. more… The post Apple pushes second silent macOS update as it battles Zoom webcam hijack vulnerability appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Furbo has extended its Prime Day deal to let readers get one more chance at one of the lowest prices yet on Amazon’s best-selling dog camera. Get Furbo Dog Camera for just $134.99 shipped (Reg. $250) The Alexa-friendly Furbo Pet Camera with apps for iOS and Android allows you to keep an eye on your furry friends and even toss them a treat while you’re out for the day. Other features include 2-way audio, a barking alert, and even night vision. Alongside a design that will most likely blend right in with your decor, the “as seen on Ellen” pet camera’s sizeable Prime Day price drop lives on. More details below. more… The post Amazon’s best-selling dog camera Furbo is $135 (Reg. $250), today only for Prime Day appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • DuckDuckGo has updated its integrated maps that are powered by Apple’s MapKit with a handful of new features today. Headlining the maps update is support for dark mode, re-querying, and local autocomplete. more… The post DuckDuckGo’s Apple Maps integration now supports dark mode, re-querying, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • In addition to new betas of iOS 12.4 and more, Apple today has also released the fourth developer beta of macOS Catalina. This update comes two weeks after Apple released the third developer beta of the update. more… The post Apple releases fourth beta of macOS Catalina to developers appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple Card is coming this summer, and we expect the new credit card from Apple to be supported in iOS 12.4. Apple hasn’t been more specific about the exact launch date for US customers, but the company has been releasing developer beta versions of iOS 12.4 without Apple Card included for several weeks. Apple is releasing the seventh developer beta version of the upcoming software update today, one week since beta 6 reached developers. We’ve also heard from multiple anonymous sources that Apple Card would launch this week, but it’s unclear if that will happen based on the beta release. more… The post Apple Card launch likely imminent as Apple releases iOS 12.4 beta appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Nomad is out today with its refreshed cable lineup that features Kevlar both inside and out to make the new products highly durable and rugged. The new cables include USB-C to Lightning, Lightning to USB-A, USB-C to USB-C, and the company’s universal variants. Read on for all the details about these new Nomad cables that are up for preorder. more… The post Nomad launches durable Kevlar Lightning, USB-C, and universal cable lineup appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Mophie has announced a new wireless charging pad compatible with iPhones and other Qi-compatible devices. The product is currently exclusive to Apple online and retail stores. The compact pad has a smooth, glossy finish in a choice of black or white, and delivers up to 7.5W of power. Mophie says that it will charge through cases up to 3mm thick, so should be compatible with most cases on the market … more… The post New Mophie wireless charging pad, car chargers, and more at select Apple Stores appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is getting into the Prime Day festivities with a huge movie bundle sale today, including a number of offers under $20. There’s also a wide range of discounted titles from $5 and the usual $1 HD rental of the week. Hit the jump for all of the best deals. more… The post Apple takes on Prime Day with huge movie bundle sale under $20, more from $5 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Over at 9to5Toys we’re tracking all of the best Prime Day deals from Amazon’s 48-hour shopping event. A number of notable offers have already popped up ahead of Monday’s 3AM ET start time, and you can find all of them just below in our best Prime Day deals hub. Make sure you’re following along on Twitter so you don’t miss any of the best Lightning Deals as they come flowing in. You’ll find all of the best Prime Day deals below from Apple and many more. more… The post [Update: Last Day!] Prime Day 2019 Hub: Apple, HomeKit gear, smart home tech, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A bipartisan bill is calling for greater US investment in 5G technology in order to combat China’s current dominance of the technology. Specifically, it calls for US companies to have a greater say in setting standards for the 5G network, though would not allocate additional funding to facilitate this… more… The post Bipartisan bill calls for more US investment in 5G to combat China’s dominance appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Update: Apple is pushing a new security update to remove these webservers too. The Mac webcam hijack flaw discovered in the Zoom video conference app is also present in RingCentral and Zhumu. The evidence also suggests that the same vulnerability will exist in other Mac video conferencing apps … more… The post Mac webcam hijack affects RingCentral and Zhumu as well as Zoom [U] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple Watch is becoming a more independent device with watchOS 6 as the software brings a dedicated App Store to the wearable. Follow along for how to download apps directly on Apple Watch. more… The post watchOS 6: How to download apps directly on Apple Watch appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Update: iOS 13 beta 4 fixes this vulnerability. iOS 13 is still in beta and therefore bugs are to be expected, but a recently-discovered security vulnerability in the operating system is especially worth noting. This iOS 13 bug makes it easy for someone to gain access to the “Website & App Passwords” data in Settings. more… The post PSA: iOS 13 developer and public beta bug allows unauthenticated access to passwords saved in Settings appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Today is your last chance to score 40% off the new HyperCube with special preorder pricing ahead its launch in the coming weeks. The new HyperCube is the latest product from Sanho’s Hyper brand, who we’ve long recommended as a go-to brand for USB-C hubs, battery packs and more for iPhone, Android, Mac and more. This device connects between your iPhone charger and your device, allowing you to backup photos, videos, contacts and more automatically to USB or microSD storage while you charge. Get 40% off HyperCube with special preorder pricing $29 (Reg. $49) Head below to check out our recent hands-on video with HyperCube: more… The post Backup your iPhone to USB or microSD storage while you charge w/ HyperCube $29 (40% off) appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Apple today has shared a closer look at its upcoming For All Mankind Apple TV+ original series. The new video offers a look at the series itself, and includes interviews with creator Ron Moore and others. more… The post Apple teases ‘For All Mankind’ original TV series with new ‘Remembering Apollo 11’ video appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Amazon’s Prime Day event is well underway, and with the landscape fairly of the first 24 hours pretty well set, it’s time to take a look at the five best Apple Prime Day deals. Of course, you’ll find all of the most notable Prime Day offers in our hub across every category. But here, we’re looking specifically at the best of the best from Amazon’s Prime Day sale. Hit the jump for more but be sure to act quick, as these deals are likely to sell out soon. more… The post Top 5 Apple Prime Day deals appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • AdSense allows publishers to easily place advertising on their sites, with Google offering mobile apps to track views and revenue. Google today announced that it is killing the Android and iOS clients, with the web positioned as an upcoming alternative. more… The post Google killing AdSense on Android and iOS this year for the web 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 Ditto: Try Ditto for free to let anyone share their screen—Mac, Windows, Android, Chrome and iOS to Apple TVs. https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2019/07/9to5Mac-Daily-07-15-2019.mp3 more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: July 15, 2019 – MacBook Air SSD speeds, Prime Day 2019 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • After testing out its new desktop web interface for the first half of the year, Twitter is now rolling out the new version to all users. The refreshed design includes a simpler aesthetic with an overhauled left sidebar, a more traditional look for Direct Messages, improved account switching, two dark themes, and more. more… The post Twitter’s new desktop web design and dark mode options rolling out to all users, no option to revert appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Update: The Apple online store is back online without any notable changes. Apple’s online store has gone down this afternoon without explanation. If you visit the website, you’ll see a message reading “Be right back, we’re making updates to the Apple Store. Check back soon.” more… The post Apple Store goes down for ‘updates’ days after MacBook Air/Pro refresh [U: Back online] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple today has released the fifth beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.6 to developers. Today’s update comes one week after Apple released beta four of the operating system to developers. more… The post Apple releases fifth developer beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.6 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Libby, a popular ebook and audiobook iOS app that works with 90% of public libraries in North America has been updated today with support for CarPlay. more… The post CarPlay now works with audiobooks borrowed from your local library appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • As it continues to refocus its strategy in India, Apple has reportedly stopped selling the iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPhone 6s Plus in the country. This comes as Apple is reportedly shifting its plan in the country to focus on newer and more expensive iPhones. more… The post Apple’s iPhone India strategy still in flux as sales for some models halted appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has been a vocal supporter of protecting user data, but a new report from The Washington Post dives deeper into what lawmakers want from the company. The report details that while Apple has publicly called on lawmakers to pass privacy regulations, it tells a different story behind the scenes. more… The post WaPo: Apple reluctant to push privacy regulation despite company focus appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The Retina MacBook Air was refreshed last week with a new price and the addition of a True Tone display. The refresh was minor, with the same CPUs as 2018, but a $100 cheaper price point: the 2019 MacBook Air starts at $1099 from Apple, with $999 student pricing. It turns out that one downside to this latest revision is that the laptop actually features slower solid state storage than the 2018 model. more… The post The new, cheaper, MacBook Air includes ~35% slower SSD compared to 2018 model appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • After first unveiling the hardware two years ago, leading HomeKit accessory maker Eve is announcing launch details for its upcoming Extend Bluetooth range booster. Eve Extend is designed to solve the problem of Bluetooth signal limitations for HomeKit accessories that can’t connect over Wi-Fi. more… The post Eve ‘Extend’ Bluetooth range booster for HomeKit has a price and pre-order date after two years appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Microsoft has found Office 365 banned from use in at least some German schools due to privacy concerns over the way its cloud service works. Privacy regulators have also ruled out the use of either Google Docs or Apple’s iWork suite for the same reason … more… The post Office 365 banned from German schools, Google Docs and iWork also ruled out [U] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A new cellular network study from OpenSignal published today takes a look at how the four major US carriers stack up across five key attributes. Verizon took the top spot for best LTE network availability, T-Mobile had both the fastest download and upload speeds, while AT&T tied for lowest network latency. Read on for all the details about how the carriers performed. more… The post Verizon defeats AT&T for best LTE in network study, T-Mobile tops network speeds appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Galileo down: the European Union’s satellite navigation system has been down since Friday due to what has been described as “a technical incident.” Galileo signals can be used by the iPhone 8 and later and Android smartphones for mapping and other location services … more… The post Europe’s GPS system Galileo down since Friday due to ‘technical incident’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Millions of drivers use Waze to avoid traffic jams, speed traps, and more obstacles on their commutes. Starting today, Waze is also helping drivers save money by showing toll prices along their route, and the functionality is available starting today. more… The post Waze now shows toll prices along your route in US and Canada appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple ads from the 1970s to the present day have been archived by graphic designer and marketer Sam Henri Gold. The archive includes literally hundreds of TV ads, print ads, promo photos, and more, organized by decade and then year … more… The post Apple ads from the 1970s to present day available(ish) online appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Draft legislation from the House Financial Services Committee would ban tech giants from offering financial services or issuing digital currencies… more… The post Draft law would ban tech giants from financial services, but Apple Card seems safe appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is bringing its useful Voice Memos app from iOS and macOS to Apple Watch with watchOS 6. Read on below for how to make use of the handy new feature on your wearable. more… The post watchOS 6: How to record Voice Memos on Apple Watch appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The Apple Watch is yet again being credited with helping someone contact emergency services when it otherwise would have been impossible. As detailed by WBMM, a Chicago man is crediting his Apple Watch with helping save him from drowning. more… The post Apple Watch user says Emergency SOS helped save him from drowning after jet ski accident appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • In this week’s top stories: Apple launches a new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, the death of the 12-inch MacBook, Apple’s Back to School deals, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest stories. more… The post This week’s top stories: New MacBook Pro + MacBook Air, Back to School Beats deal, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Several days ago, the United States announced that it would investigate France’s proposed “digital tax” to determine whether it unfairly targets U.S. companies. Despite that threat, however, the French government has approved the tax and is moving forward with it. more… The post France passes digital tax on Apple despite investigation from United States appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • I’ve been a big fan of the Amazon ecosystem for ebooks and audiobooks for a number of years. I’ve had an Audible subscription off and on since 2008, and I’ve been using some version of a Kindle Paperwhite for the past few years. I actually just pre-ordered the new Kindle Oasis. I’ll be doing a review of it on 9to5Toys in early August. Despite Apple’s attempts with the Apple Books redesign, the Kindle and Audible ecosystem is still the best place to be for book lovers. I’d love to see Apple compete against Amazon with an Apple Book reader. more… The post Should Apple make a Books e-ink reader to take on Amazon’s Kindle? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • An 11-year-old girl from California claims that her iPhone 6 recently caught fire. Kayla Ramos says that she was holding her iPhone in her hand when she saw sparks and threw the device across the room. more… The post 11-year-old California girl says her iPhone 6 exploded, Apple investigating appeared first on 9to5Mac.