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  • It’s 2020 and Instagram still doesn’t have an iPad app — despite its barrage of other feature additions and expansions. Now, in a response to a user question this weekend, Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri has explained why the company has yet to roll out an app for the iPad. more… The post Instagram CEO explains why the company hasn’t developed an iPad app yet appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • In this week’s top stories: More details on the iPhone 9, iOS 13.4 public beta testing, Microsoft launches xCloud beta for iOS, and much more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest news.more… The post This week’s top stories: iPhone 9 pricing and naming rumors, Swift Playgrounds for Mac, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Over the years, I’ve dabbled with using Spotify instead of Apple Music. Both platforms offer users access to millions of songs and offer a wealth of personalization options. The one thing that has always kept me coming back and sticking with Apple Music is iCloud Music Library. iCloud Music Library is a feature that allows you to upload your own music and have it live right alongside your Apple Music content. It’s a feature that I use frequently, and it’s something Spotify can’t match more… The post Comment: Why iCloud is what keeps me from switching from Apple Music to Spotify appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple SoNo Collection opened today in South Norwalk, Connecticut. The space is Apple’s first new store completed in 2020 and the finishing touch for The SoNo Collection mall, which opened last October. The new Apple Store replaces a previous location at the nearby Stamford Town Center. more… The post Photos: Apple Store arrives at Norwalk’s SoNo Collection appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Microsoft recently released the first Windows 10X emulator, allowing developers to get an early look at the new operating system designed for dual-screen devices. As it turns out, eager developers have already extracted the OS image and installed it on real hardware — including a 12-inch MacBook. more… The post Developer successfully installs Microsoft’s new dual-screen Windows 10X OS on a MacBook appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • As someone who’s been managing iPads and Macs for a long time, I know there are a lot of “nooks” where settings are in various mobile device management systems. I’ve learned a lot of things through trial and error as the platforms have evolved, but that isn’t useful for new technicians. A new book was recently published that I feel is essential for anyone who works with Apple products in the enterprise. I just finished reading Apple Device Management: A Unified Theory of Managing Macs, iPads, iPhones, and AppleTVs, and I think it’s going to become the handbook for Apple device management. more… The post Apple @ Work: ‘Apple Device Management’ book is the resource all IT managers need to have appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • An Oklahoma mom is crediting the Apple Watch with alerting her to her middle school aged son’s abnormally high heart rate. 13-year-old Skylar Joslin was sitting in class when his Apple Watch detected a heart of 190 beats-per-minute. more… The post Oklahoma mom credits Apple Watch with detecting SVT heart rhythm in her 13 year-old son appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • HQ Trivia made a name for itself with live trivia games offering real cash prizes, but over the last year, interest in the app has sharply declined. Now, the company has announced that it is shutting down and ceasing all operations. more… The post HQ Trivia shuts down after failed acquisition and declining popularity appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • There’s still time to enter our iPhone 11 giveaway and to get the new Flash 150W USB-C Powerbank & Wireless Charger at a special preorder price ahead of its launch: Preorder the Flash by Chargeasap now for $139 (Reg $299) Head below to enter the giveaway: more… The post 9to5Rewards: Win iPhone 11 + Flash USB-C powerbank preorder deal appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Since it’s Valentine’s Day, you might be looking for different ways to show your significant other some love. Follow along for how to use Digital Touch on iPhone and Apple Watch to send a more personal message with your heartbeat, a kiss, fireball, or even a broken heart. more… The post How to send more personal messages on iPhone with Digital Touch heartbeat, kiss, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • After settling its legal fight with Qualcomm last year and securing a 5G chip supply for its 2020 iPhones, things seemed to be looking up for Apple bringing the next-gen cellular standard to its iPhone 12 lineup. However, a new report today says that Apple isn’t satisfied with Qualcomm’s antenna designed to work with its 5G chips and that it may make its own… for this fall’s iPhones. more… The post iPhone 12 may use custom 5G antenna with Qualcomm modems appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • One of Apple’s current lawsuits is with its former chief chip architect, Gerard Williams II. In a recent hearing for the case, Williams claimed that Apple recruited employees from his new startup Nuvia and that the lawsuit is being used to “suffocate the creation of new technologies and solutions by a new business…” more… The post Ex-Apple chip exec claims Apple trying to ‘suffocate’ new tech after staff poaching appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has released an update for its Human Interface Guidelines resources for developers. The changes bring a new logo and buttons for Sign In with Apple, icon for Apple Health, Apple Pay templates, and more. more… The post Apple’s Developer HIG updated with new buttons, icons, Sign In with Apple logo appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • In a more curious example of how iPhone is involved with the coronavirus outbreak, the Japanese Ministry of Health is set to hand out over 2000 iPhones to passengers stuck onboard a Princess cruise ship near Japan. more… The post Coronavirus cruise treated with 2000 iPhones deployed to everyone stuck on board appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • One of the common questions I get is people asking about HomeKit vs. Amazon Alexa. All of these people have iPhones, but they are starting to dabble in the smart home market, so it can be confusing to see the Home app, but then see “works with Alexa” when browsing on Amazon.com. Once you get invested in a platform, it can be difficult and costly to change. So what’s the best smart home platform to get started with in 2020? more… The post HomeKit Weekly: How Apple’s smart home platform compares to Amazon Alexa appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Best Buy’s Presidents’ Day sale highlights the best deals today, plus markdowns on iPad Pro, and up to $300 off the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro. Head below for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Best Buy Presidents’ Day sale highlights the best deals, plus up to $300 off MacBook Pro and iPad Pro 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 Chargeasap: Preorder the new Flash 150W USB-C Powerbank for $139 (Reg $299) & enter our iPhone 11 giveaway. https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/02/9to5Mac-Daily-02-14-2020.mp3 more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: February 14, 2020 – Apple adds new AR Quick Look features, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple Swift Playgrounds iPad app comes to the Mac, we talk about the ongoing state of Mac Catalyst apps, cheap iPhone and 5G iPhone rumors, and more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or through our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes are released every Friday. Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9to5Mac Happy Hour to save 20% off your first year! https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/02/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-02-14-2020.mp3 more… The post 9to5Mac Happy Hour 264: Swift Playgrounds on Mac, state of Catalyst, 5G iPhone rumors appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Pandora is out with an update that brings a highly requested feature, streaming support for Apple Watch. This offers more flexibility to listen to your favorite music even if it’s not downloaded to your watch when away from your iPhone. more… The post Pandora now lets you stream music on the Apple Watch without iPhone appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple Arcade launched with close to 100 titles and the service is seeing new games added regularly. Follow along with our guide on the latest from Apple’s gaming service. more… The post These are the latest Apple Arcade games for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and Apple TV appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a big $5 movie sale this weekend, dropping a number of popular titles by 50% or more to all-time low prices. Each title will become a permanent part of your library. Head below for all of our top picks. more… The post Apple $5 Valentine’s Day movie sale now live plus bundles from $10 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • We learned yesterday that the California Supreme Court ruled against Apple in a bag search case: deciding whether or not the company has to pay retail workers for the time spent for their bags to be checked at the end of their shifts. Staff had complained that they not only had to remain in the store for the time taken by the search itself but could be waiting around up to 45 minutes in the queue for the search – all of which time was unpaid… more… The post Comment: Apple is wrong in the staff bag search case, and should fix it today appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A change to the IRS website suggests that game currencies are not taxable, despite an earlier statement that they are – but tax experts say people should probably still declare them… more… The post IRS suggests game currencies are not taxable; tax experts say don’t believe it appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • UK carrier Three is launching 5G service at the end of the month, saying that this year’s flagship iPhones will be a ‘critical’ point in demand for the faster data service… more… The post UK carrier Three deploying 5G in time for ‘critical’ launch of new iPhones 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.
  • Apple’s iPhone 12 may not support 2×2 uplink as initially expected, according to the latest report from Ming-Chi Kuo. more… The post Ming-Chi Kuo casts doubt on 2×2 MIMO uplink support for 5G iPhone 12 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Linksys has announced today that it will soon start adding HomeKit support to its Velop line of routers. While specific information is unclear, the company says the software updates will begin to roll out “in the next several days.” more… The post Linksys says HomeKit support is coming to Velop routers ‘in the next several days’ [U] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • YouTube TV will become the latest subscription service to drop support for Apple’s in-app billing system. CNET reports that starting in March, YouTube TV will no longer support billing via Apple and that users should switch their billing settings before then. more… The post YouTube TV ditches App Store billing, will cancel accounts that don’t switch payment methods appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Facebook’s experimental projects group, referred to as the NPE Team, has released its latest application today. Dubbed Hobbi, the app is designed as a way to let you document your personal projects and hobbies. more… The post Facebook targets Pinterest users with its new ‘Hobbi’ experimental app appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The California Supreme Court has made a decision in a class-action lawsuit against Apple that dates back to 2013. According to today’s decision, Apple is required to pay its retail workers for the time it takes for their bags to be searched after their shifts. more… The post California court says Apple must pay retail workers for time spent waiting on bag searches appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Video editing on an iPad? Yes, the idea of doing any sort of serious content creation on Apple’s popular tablet may seem a little ambitious, but the truth is that these thin and light mobile computers are now capable of some serious video work. Unfortunately, they can sometimes also be short on storage! more… The post How to pick a hard drive for video editing on iPad appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is now offering the 16-inch MacBook Pro in official refurbished condition with prices from $2,039 shipped for the 2.6GHz/16GB/512GB model. As usual, Apple ships its officially refurbished gear with a 1-year warranty and all original accessories. The 16-inch MacBook Pro brings an all-new keyboard into the mix, along with a larger and higher-resolution display for an upgraded experience. Apple is offering models ranging from the base specs all the way to higher-end i9 variants with upgraded RAM, storage, and graphics. You’ll also score four Thunderbolt 3 ports here and a 100Wh battery designed to last you all day. Learn more in our hands-on review. more… The post Apple now offers its 16-inch MacBook Pro officially refurbished from $2,039 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Curious about heart rate recovery data but aren’t quite sure what it is? Follow along for how to see your heart rate recovery data on Apple Watch, what it means, and what good heart rate recovery numbers are.more… The post Apple Watch: How to see heart rate recovery and what does it mean? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Strategy Analytics is out with a new report today covering the smart speaker industry during 2019. According to the data, global smart speaker shipments hit a new record of 146.9 million units  — and Amazon is still the far and away leader. more… The post Strategy Analytics: HomePod sales grew in 2019, but Amazon and Google still lead appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple’s update to its augmented reality Quick Look feature to let retailers sell their products and more right within the AR experience is starting to roll out from major brands like Home Depot, Wayfair, Bang & Olufsen, and more. more… The post Apple launches purchase button for AR Quick Look feature with Home Depot and Wayfair on board 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 Chargeasap: Preorder the new Flash 150W USB-C Powerbank for $139 (Reg $299) & enter our iPhone 11 giveaway. https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/02/9to5Mac-Daily-02-13-2020.mp3 more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: February 13, 2020 – iPhone 12 production, Project xCloud for iOS appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Thursday’s best deals include Apple AirPods Pro, various HomeKit accessories, and a JVC CarPlay receiver. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post AirPods Pro return to $235, HomeKit accessories, and CarPlay receivers are $250 in today’s best deals appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Lockdown launched last summer as the first open source firewall for iOS to block website and app trackers and it runs completely on-device. Now Lockdown has arrived for Mac as a free app. more… The post ‘Lockdown’ open source firewall app leaps from iOS to Mac, blocks app and website trackers for free appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Five Chinese Apple Stores will re-open tomorrow, February 14, after an extended closure due to the coronavirus outbreak. The websites of all five Beijing stores show that they remain closed today but will re-open tomorrow, initially with limited hours… more… The post Five Chinese Apple Stores will re-open tomorrow, but with limited hours appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • An Apple patent application published today describes how a truly smart home could configure itself. Anyone who has ever set up new smart home devices will know that, even with HomeKit, it can be a fiddly and sometimes frustrating experience. When you add a physical smart light switch, for example, telling the app which light(s) it controls isn’t the most user-friendly of experiences… more… The post Apple patent describes a truly smart home that can configure itself appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Growing up, I was a video game junkie. I played games in all my free time. My first game system was the NES, and the final one I personally owned was the PS2 and original Xbox. I even worked at EBGames (I still don’t accept the EBGames/GameStop merger). I have fond memories of playing Halo at LAN parties, the first time I played Madden online, and being scared to death of Resident Evil 1 when I was in the 6th grade. Once I got married and had kids, I just didn’t have the free time that I had before. Now that my kids are old enough to play games, I’ve been following the industry a bit more, and I just spent a few hours with the Microsoft Project xCloud for iOS preview that we wrote about yesterday. more… The post Comment: A few hours with Project xCloud for iOS preview shows a lot of promise appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Feral Interactive has announced that the award-winning World War II strategy game Company of Heroes is now available for the iPad. A video trailer can be seen below… more… The post WWII strategy game Company of Heroes now available for the iPad appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Foxconn has denied a report which claimed to describe its iPhone production targets as it struggles to deal with disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak. Reuters had claimed that chairman Liu Young-Way was aiming to be at 50% of normal production levels by the end of this month, and 80% in March… more… The post Foxconn denies report of iPhone production targets, but doesn’t reveal plans appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • In a pair of Digitimes reports, the supply chain publication notes that the impacts of the coronavirus will cause disruption to the standard next-gen iPhone manufacturing schedule, but it is unlikely to mean Apple will need to delay the usual September launch timeframe for the iPhone 12 series. Demand for the A14 chip is also said to be high, with orders more than 50% higher than the equivalent period for the A13 chips. Digitimes notes that this is a result of Apple’s aggressive moves into rolling out 5G on its phones. more… The post Digitimes: Coronavirus production delays will not affect iPhone 12 September launch, high demand for 5G A14 chips appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • RAVPower is out with a new GaN charger that features dual USB-C PD ports, a svelte design, and up to 90W output (even from just one of the ports). We’ve been testing out the RAVPower 90W 2-Port Wall Charger for the last couple of weeks. Here’s why we think it offers a compelling package of form and function. more… The post 90W GaN dual USB-C charger from RAVPower hits form and function sweet spot for MacBook owners appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has officially started the beta testing process for iOS 13.4. The update includes new features such as iCloud Drive folder sharing, new Memoji stickers, and much more. When can you expect iOS 13.4 to be released to the public? All signs point to sometime March. more… The post When will Apple release iOS 13.4 to the public? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Following the release of the Front and Center window management app last month, John Siracusa is back with another Mac app today. SwitchGlass for macOS brings a dedicated application switcher with a variety of different customization options to macOS. more… The post SwitchGlass app brings a customizable application switcher to macOS appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Strava has supported integration with Apple’s Health app for a while now, but it’s now taking things a step further. Strava for iOS has been updated today with HealthKit integration that allows users to import workouts recorded by Apple into the Strava app. more… The post Strava for iOS adds HealthKit integration for importing Apple Watch workouts appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Today is a big day for LumaFusion users, as it marks the day that the app’s long-awaited FCPXML export compatibility for Final Cut Pro X goes live. With version 2.2 of LumaFusion, users have the option to purchase FCPXML export compatibility for $19.99 via in app purchase. If you’re a video editor who likes to begin editing projects on the go, and finish those edits on your Mac, then this update might be for you. more… The post LumaFusion 2.2 released with FCPXML export option for Final Cut Pro X [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • It’s no secret that iPhones have become incredibly powerful mobile filmmaking tools. Countless stunning videos have been produced with little more than an iPhone and a spark of creativity. But you’ve probably never seen a shot on iPhone film quite like Glacier from Vallée Duhamel studio. more… The post Vallée Duhamel studio shares conceptual short film shot on iPhone for Apple Stores appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Thanks to our sponsor Hyper and its new HyperDrive GEN2 USB-C hubs, over the coming weeks we’re giving away Apple’s brand new $6000 Mac Pro to one lucky 9to5Mac reader! Preorder the HyperDrive GEN2 USB-C Hub for up to 40% off retail now. Enter the giveaway and check out our hands-on with the new Hyper USB-C hubs below: more… The post 9to5Rewards: Mac Pro giveaway + 40% off HyperDrive GEN2 USB-C Hubs appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple today has officially stopped signing iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3. This means that users can no longer downgrade from iOS 13.3.1 to iOS 13.3. iOS 13.3.1 was released last month with improvements to Screen Time and the Mail app. more… The post Apple blocks downgrades to iOS 13.3 as jailbreak release looms appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Over the years, we’ve seen quite a few different stories on how people are using the iPad Pro for creative projects. Apple even ran a series of advertisements last year highlighting content “made with iPad Pro.” Today, podcaster and writer Jason Snell has shared a fascinating look at how he edits podcasts with iPad Pro using an Apple Pencil and the Ferrite Recording Studio app. more… The post Want to edit podcasts with iPad Pro? Jason Snell demos with Ferrite and Apple Pencil appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • POS service Clover is out today with a neat new solution for quick and secure payments at restaurants that leverages QR codes and Apple Pay. “Scan to Pay” lets customers seamlessly pay on iPhone without having to download an app or hand over their cards to servers. And the feature sounds like a win for restaurant owners and employees with tables turning faster and more. more… The post Apple Pay and QR codes see restaurants with Clover POS encourage customers to ‘dine ‘n dash’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Darkroom is a popular photo editing app for iPhone and iPad with a suite of powerful features, such as RAW support and Portrait editing. In an update today, Darkroom has added a pair of new features, but also switched its business model. more… The post Darkroom photo editor for iPhone and iPad goes subscription, adds watermarking and new icons appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • After several of the largest companies exhibiting at the show pulled out over the last week due to concerns over the coronavirus epidemic, GSMA has now announced that Mobile World Congress 2020 is officially cancelled… more… The post Mobile World Congress 2020 has been cancelled over coronavirus concerns appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Essential Products announced today that it’s ceasing operations and shutting down. Founded by the controversial Andy Rubin, the start-up last August showed off a radical ‘GEM’ smartphone. more… The post Essential shutting down after failing to launch radical ‘GEM’ smartphone appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • After debuting its Project xCloud streaming game service as a preview last fall on Android, Microsoft has today launched the preview for iOS via TestFlight. The iOS preview is limited to 10,000 testers with registrations open now. more… The post Microsoft launches Project xCloud preview for iOS with ‘Halo: The Master Chief Collection’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • John and Rambo share their experiences of building apps using SwiftUI, talk about new Mac apps that they love, and discuss what the newly found references to AMD CPUs in macOS might mean. Also, animations, Nintendo 64 copy protection, and thoughts about being a “digital nomad”. Sponsored by Chargeasap: Preorder the new Flash 150W USB-C Powerbank for $139  (Reg $299) & enter our iPhone 11 giveaway. http://traffic.libsyn.com/stacktrace/WoULUFRPGs_StacktraceEp70.mp3 more… The post Stacktrace Podcast 070: “Crazy speculation town” appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Today’s best deals include Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro from $680 in refurbished condition, plus deals on elago’s AirPods case, and Brydge iPad Pro keyboards. Head below for more. more… The post Wednesday deals: Prev-gen. MacBook Pro from $680, elago AirPods case $9, Brydge iPad Pro keyboards, 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 Chargeasap: Preorder the new Flash 150W USB-C Powerbank for $139 (Reg $299) & enter our iPhone 11 giveaway. https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/02/9to5Mac-Daily-02-12-2020.mp3 more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: February 12, 2020 – Swift Playgrounds for Mac, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Matt Birchler really gets the Apple Watch. Not just where it is and where it’s been, but where it could go next. Since watchOS 3, Matt has produced the absolute best eye candy concepts of how future software versions could evolve. 9to5Mac Watch Time is a podcast series hosted by Zac Hall. In this series, we talk to real people about how the Apple Watch is affecting their lives. 9to5Mac Watch Time is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, and your favorite podcast players through RSS. Subscribe now to catch up with each episode and automatically hear new episodes as soon as they’re released every two weeks. https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/02/9to5Mac-Watch-Time-02-12-2020.mp3 more… The post 9to5Mac Watch Time episode 15: watchOS 7 concepts with Matt Birchler appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The iPad 7, the latest generation entry-level iPad for the masses, is one of the best deals in tech at only $329, and often found for much less on sale. It’s the first entry-level iPad to feature Smart Connector support, allowing users to conveniently connect a Smart Keyboard. It also features a larger display with more on-screen real estate. In this hands-on review, I discuss why the iPad 7 is indeed the best iPad for most people, and why it’s $329 entry-level price point is a steal given the amount of features packed inside this slab of aluminum and glass. more… The post Comment: iPad 7 is one of the best values in tech [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple’s Secure Enclave set a precedent in smartphone security that has so far been followed by many Android brands. A new research study found that Huawei, Samsung, Xiaomi, OnePlus, Vivo, LG, Oppo, and Sony all now have models with equivalent embedded hardware security features… more… The post Apple’s Secure Enclave set a security precedent for Android smartphones appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple Pay revenue hasn’t gotten much attention so far. The most valuable role Apple Pay plays for the Cupertino company is further lock-in to the ecosystem. Once you’ve experienced the convenience of Apple Watch payments in particular, and know the security you get from the use of Apple Pay on any device, it’s not something you’ll want to give up. (Sure, there’s Google Pay and Samsung Pay too, but it still adds friction to switching platforms.) But a news report yesterday prompted me to do some back-of-an-envelope calculations, and I reckon Apple’s mobile wallet service is rapidly headed toward becoming a multi-billion dollar revenue stream… more… The post Comment: Apple Pay revenue is heading toward a multi-billion dollar business appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • After teasing its upcoming cloud service back in May, The Pokémon Company and Nintendo have announced that Pokémon Home will be launching for iPhone, iPad, Android, and Switch sometime in February. more… The post [Update: Now available] Pokémon Home cloud service arriving for iPhone, iPad, Android from $1.33/month in February appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Malwarebytes is out with a new report in which it states that Mac malware is growing faster than that for Windows. For the first time ever, Macs outpaced Windows PCs in number of threats detected per endpoint […] In total, we saw approximately 24 million Windows adware detections and 30 million Mac detections. That’s getting a lot of headlines today, but there are three key things that need to be understood… more… The post Comment: Mac malware is growing, but there are three important riders appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • StatusBuddy for macOS is a new app that makes it easy to quickly check the status of Apple’s various online services. If an Apple service is having problems, StatusBuddy makes it easy to quickly see the details of the issue. more… The post StatusBuddy for macOS lets you monitor the status of Apple services from your menu bar appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The World Health Organization has put concerns over iPhone production into context by declaring that the coronavirus is now humanity’s greatest threat. Initially thought to be less deadly than the SARS outbreak which killed 774 people across 2002 and 2003, the WHO now says that the death toll from the coronavirus is already well in excess of this… more… The post iPhone production woes pale as coronavirus declared humanity’s greatest threat appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Want to take advantage of notifications on your wrist? Read on for how to see Apple Watch notifications as well as customize them to get the most out of watchOS. more… The post Apple Watch: How to see notifications, customize, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Logitech sent us its new $169.99 StreamCam in September to review before its Logitech Capture for Mac software was even ready. Something happened and the project got pushed out a few months until today, but I started using it for the Electrek Podcast in September. Logitech got back to us this week and told us the project was back on and the Mac software was ready. So this is kind of a weird “first look” at a product I’ve been using for almost a half year… more… The post Logitech’s $170 USB-C StreamCam/Capture software is fantastic way to start streaming video appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple Pay continues to grow as support at retailers and inside applications expands. A new research note from Bernstein this week highlights that growth, and notes that Apple Pay is one of the biggest long-term competitive threats to PayPal. more… The post Apple Pay could account for 10% of all card transactions by 2025, analysts estimate appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple Card added support for exporting monthly statements as CSV files last month. Today, Apple continued expanding its data export options by adding support for OFX files. Read on as we detail how to export your Apple Card statements as OFX files. more… The post How to export your Apple Card transaction history as OFX files appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is celebrating Valentine’s Day this year with a limited-time Apple Pay promotion. Starting today and running through February 14, you can get $15 off your oder at 1-800-Flowers when you check out with Apple Pay. more… The post Latest Apple Pay promotion gets you ready for Valentine’s Day with $15 off at 1-800-Flowers appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple continues to expand its coverage of the U.S. 2020 presidential election. In addition to continuing coverage via Apple News, you can also now ask Siri a variety of different election-related questions, including details on results, primaries, and more. more… The post Have a question about the 2020 election? Siri can now answer it for you appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • During the Galaxy Unpacked event today, Samsung unveiled its latest flagship smartphones and accessories like its AirPods competitors. The Galaxy S20 lineup includes features like 120Hz displays, 8K video recording, and powerful cameras. Samsung also unveiled its second-gen foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Z Flip. more… The post Samsung launches latest AirPods and iPhone competitors with 8K recording, 120Hz displays, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple’s Swift Playgrounds application is now available on Mac. The app was originally released for the iPad in 2016, but now Apple has brought it to the Mac as well using its Catalyst platform. more… The post Apple launches Swift Playgrounds app for the Mac, built using Catalyst appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has hired a former Warner Music executive to lead part of its Apple Music team. As first reported by Reuters, Jeff Bronikowski is joining Apple as the company’s global head of strategic music initiatives. more… The post Apple hires Warner Music executive to lead Apple Music strategic initiatives appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • This week NASA Social invited me to attend the State of NASA 2020 address delivered by Administrator Jim Bridenstine at Stennis Space Center in South Mississippi. Stennis is home to decades of engine testing including those used in Apollo missions to the moon in the late 60s and early 70s. Now the testing facility is being used to test the core stage of Space Launch System, NASA’s giant rocket being built for upcoming Artemis missions to the moon. Marshall Ramsey, a writer and cartoonist also based in Mississippi, attended the same event with his iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. With the help of Pip the dog and photography, Ramsey used the iPad and Apple Pencil to add context to what we were seeing. more… The post Marshall Ramsey on digital sketching with iPad Pro and Apple Pencil 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 Chargeasap: Preorder the new Flash 150W USB-C Powerbank for $139 (Reg $299) & enter our iPhone 11 giveaway. https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/02/9to5Mac-Daily-02-11-2020.mp3 more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: February 11, 2020 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The Federal Trade Commission has announced that it plans to examine past acquisitions made by large technology companies including Apple. The FTC has issued orders to Apple, Microsoft, Alphabet, Amazon, Google, and Facebook to provide additional information about acquisitions they’ve made in the past. more… The post FTC launching probe into acquisitions made by Apple and other big tech companies appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Tuesday’s best deals include Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro, Apple Watch Series 4, and iPad Pro. You can also save on Philips Hue bundles. Head below for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Take up to $400 off 16-inch MacBook Pro, Apple Watch, and iPad Pro in today’s best deals appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has added a new toggle to the top of the Subscriptions page on iPhone and iPad. By toggling the switch, users can choose not to receive email notifications every time a recurring In-App Purchase is charged. It’s a small feature addition, but may be welcomed by Apple users who have a lot of subscriptions. more… The post You can now opt-out of receiving subscription renewal emails from Apple appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Popular email client Spark for iOS and Mac is out with an update today that brings a few new neat features including a Send Again feature that’s sure to save time and avatar support for Mac. more… The post Spark mail app now lets you recycle sent emails, display avatars, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A coronavirus app created by the Chinese government lets people check whether they have been in close contact with someone confirmed or suspected to have the virus. The app is made possible because of close government monitoring of Chinese citizens… more… The post Coronavirus app checks for close contact with known or suspected carriers appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A search warrant issued on behalf of Homeland Security Investigations provides a glimpse into how Apple detects and reports child abuse images uploaded to iCloud or sent via its email servers, while protecting the privacy of innocent customers. The first stage of detection is automated, using a system common to most tech companies… more… The post Search warrant shows how Apple tackles child abuse images on iCloud and email appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Snapchat is today launching a new set of mental health and wellness tools, including a search tool called Here For You. The aim would be to ensure that searches for terms which suggest someone is struggling with their mental health would lead to accurate and constructive content… more… The post Snapchat wants to be ‘here for you’ with mental health and wellness push appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • From the beginning, Adobe XD was built to make designing experiences more accessible through intuitive, easy-to-use tools. Today, the prototyping app is taking another major leap forward in accessibility by adding support for macOS Voice Control. more… The post Adobe XD makes prototyping more accessible with macOS Voice Control support appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Adobe today has updated Lightroom for Mac, Lightroom Classic, and Lightroom for iPhone and iPad with new features based on customer requests and feedback. The Lightroom team is also sharing a preview of what’s in store for customers across 2020. more… The post Adobe Lightroom adds support for Split View on iPad, workflow improvements on Mac appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple is back with a new movie sale today focusing on Disney films for $10 and the usual smattering of hits from $5. If you’re averse to a Disney+ subscription, scoring these discounted titles at 50% off is a great time to load up your library. You’ll also find the usual $1 HD rental of the week down below as well. Hit the jump for all of our top picks. more… The post Apple’s Disney movie sale delivers new all-time lows, more from $1 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • After T-Mobile and Sprint got approval for their $26 billion merger from the Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission, the last major hurdle was a lawsuit looking to block the deal from  Attorneys general from 13 states plus the District of Columbia. more… The post T-Mobile and Sprint merger gets green light from judge, Sprint stock jumps 60% appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • An AAPL shareholder proposal calls for the Cupertino, California, company to add to its list of transparency and responsibility reports, with a new one on freedom of expression as a human right. It expresses concern about Apple’s cooperation with the Chinese government in taking steps likely to reduce freedom of expression in the country, and wants the iPhone maker to fully disclose the actions it has taken and the oversight mechanisms for its policies in this field… more… The post AAPL shareholder proposal: a transparency report on freedom of expression appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The latest estimate of the true wireless in-ear headphones market shows that Apple’s AirPods continue to dominate the market, with a 47% market share across 2019. Second place was shared by Xiaomi and Samsung, who weren’t even close … more… The post AirPods continue to dominate; Samsung will struggle for 2nd place this year appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The Fido Alliance, an organization committed to eliminating the need for passwords, received a big boost last week when Apple signed up as a board member. Fido stands for Fast IDentity Online. Apple apparently wasn’t ready to announce its support immediately, as tweets from a Fido Alliance conference were quickly deleted, but as of today, the news is official… more… The post Apple joins Fido Alliance, wants to replace passwords with trusted devices appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple Watch is a great device for tracking health and fitness goals, and one important aspect of that is how much energy you’re burning. Follow along for how to see your calories burned on Apple Watch, for active and passive metrics plus your daily total. more… The post Apple Watch: How to see calories burned, both active and passive appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple’s long-rumored low-cost iPhone is expected to enter production this month and be released in March. While we know quite a bit about the device, one big question remains: what will Apple name it? iPhone 9? iPhone SE 2? Something else? more… The post Case makers bet on ‘iPhone SE 2’ naming for Apple’s new low-cost iPhone, what do you think? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The iPad Pro lineup is expected to get a refresh in 2020 following a year focused on software updates in 2019. This year, Apple is expected to double down on its augmented reality efforts and more. Read on as we round up everything we know so far about the 2020 iPad Pro. more… The post Everything we know so far about the 2020 iPad Pro update appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • According to a new report from The Irish Times this week, Apple is set to be a bit more transparent about its finances in Ireland. The report says that Apple has changed its operational status in Ireland and will now be required to file full annual accounts. more… The post Apple to start publishing more detailed financial reports in Ireland following scrutiny appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • It’s been a long time coming, but the merger between T-Mobile and Sprint is finally expected to receive approval as soon as Tuesday. Citing three people familiar with the matter, The New York Times reports that the judge presiding over the case against the merger is expected to rule in favor of the deal. more… The post T-Mobile and Sprint merger expected to receive final go ahead tomorrow, report says appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Today brings another development as part of the never-ending patent battle between Apple and VirnetX. Reuters reports that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit rejected Apple’s bid for a rehearing in the patent case. more… The post Apple’s bid for rehearing in VirnetX patent case rejected by US Court of Appeals appeared first on 9to5Mac.