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  • After a little privacy snafu last month around the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro still tracking location data even when users had turned off location services, Apple has added a toggle specifically for the UWB chip in the latest iOS 13.3.1 beta. more… The post Apple addresses location privacy issue with iPhone 11 chip in second iOS 13.3.1 beta appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • NAMM 2020 is easily one of, if not, the biggest show of the year for producers, musicians, and the folks that design the gear we all use. Now that most of the biggest NAMM 2020 announcements have hit the net, it’s time to roundup the best-of-the-best. Down below you’ll find a selection of our favorite new gear that was unveiled at this year’s show along with some honorable mentions for home producers, content creators, streamers, and much more. more… The post Best and most exciting new gear from NAMM 2020: Moog, Apogee, Akai, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • We learned just this morning that Tile would be testifying to Congress over antitrust concerns aimed at Apple along with Google and Amazon. Now that opening statements have been made in today’s hearing, we’ve learned specifics about Tile’s concerns when it comes to the Find My app, Apple’s yet to be announced AirTag product, and access to the iPhone’s hardware. more… The post [Update: Apple responds] Tile goes to Congress to battle Apple before AirTags competitor even gets unveiled appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Last year at WWDC and then on its website, Apple highlighted some of the major developers that would bring apps from iOS to Mac with its Catalyst framework. One of those was Gameloft’s highly popular Asphalt 9: Legends. Now after a few delays, it has quietly landed on the Mac App Store. more… The post Gameloft launches Asphalt 9 on Mac with Catalyst after delay appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Friday’s best deals include $199 off iPad Pro, Anker’s latest iPhone-matching power banks, and Lutron HomeKit lighting. Head below for all that and more. more… The post Save on iPad Pro, Anker’s new iPhone-matching accessories, HomeKit lighting, more in today’s deals appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple usually comes up with creative ways to celebrate Earth Day each spring and this year, it’s going to release an original animated film starring the voice of Meryl Streep based on the children’s book, Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers. Apple has also signed Julia Louis-Dreyfus to a content deal for upcoming TV+ properties. more… The post Apple TV+ original animated Earth Day film voiced by Meryl Streep; Julia Louis-Dreyfus signs content deal 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 Longvadon: Get 15% off Longvadon’s premium leather Apple Watch bands with code 9TO5MAC15.  Enter the Apple Watch Series 5 Giveaway here. https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/01/9to5Mac-Daily-01-17-2020.mp3 more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: January 17, 2020 – iPhone 12 Face ID upgrade, 9to5Toys deals 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.
  • Three different civil liberties groups are backing Apple in its refusal to create a weakened version of iOS to allow the FBI access to two iPhones used by the Pensacola shooter. They support Apple’s position that compromising iPhone encryption would be a far greater risk to national security than not gaining access to the phones… more… The post Civil liberties groups back Apple against FBI in Pensacola iPhones case appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the iPhone XS Smart Battery Case repair program, the new Sensei app for Mac, Apple’s AI startup acquisition, the new Apple security battle with the FBI, racked mounted Mac Pro launch, a new ‘Pro Mode’ coming to Macs, and the latest Apple TV+ developments. 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. https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/01/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-01-16-2020.mp3 more… The post 9to5Mac Happy Hour 260: Apple security and the FBI, ‘Pro Mode’ for Macs appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • TSMC, which makes the A-series chips for Apple’s iPhones and iPads, says it may in future make chips in the US… more… The post Apple A-series chipmaker TSMC says it may make chips in the US appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • iPhone growth is usually depicted in charts like the one on the above left. It looks impressive, but chartmeister Jason Snell argues that it underrepresents the true rate of growth … more… The post Dramatic chart shows why most graphics underrepresent iPhone growth appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • What would happen if you took the default image for every Mac wallpaper from Cheetah to Catalina, and combined them into a single image? The above, is what… more… The post Every Mac wallpaper from 10.0 Cheetah to 10.15 Catalina – in a single image appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • This weekend’s new TV show and movie sale at Apple delivers a handful of notable deals, including The Office at one of its best prices yet. You’ll also find various $5 movies on sale and more down below. Hit the jump for all of our top picks. more… The post Apple has The Office complete series for $30, more movies from $5 this weekend appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The Robin team today announced that its ProLine Compact Video Doorbell now support HomeKit Secure Video, having received certification sign-off from Apple earlier this week. Secure Video integration allows motion clips to be automatically saved to the user’s iCloud account. Robin has been leading the charge in the HomeKit doorbell space, being the first company to ship a HomeKit compatible doorbell of any kind last year. However, the doorbells come at a (literal) cost. more… The post Robin ProLine is the first HomeKit Secure Video doorbell appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Smart tag maker Tile will today testify against Apple in the latest hearing of the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust subcommittee. Apple is working on its own Tile-like tracking device, likely to be called AirTag, and Tile isn’t happy about it… more… The post Tile will testify against Apple in today’s Congressional antitrust hearing appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Goldman Sachs has said that while Apple may ‘lay claim’ to having created the Apple Card, it is the bank that holds all the cards when it comes to decision-making. The bank’s chief financial officer also implied that it isn’t going to worry about Apple’s reputation when it comes to the way it pursues debtors… more… The post Apple may ‘lay claim’ to Apple Card, but Goldman Sachs is in charge, says bank appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has started sending out push notification reminders to users who are eligible to redeem a free year of Apple TV+, but have not yet done so. more… The post Apple reminding customers to redeem their free year of Apple TV+ as offer deadline approaches 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 latest Apple Pay promotion is all about the fun. From today through January 30, you can get a 50% discount on game play at Dave and Buster’s when you use Apple Pay. more… The post Latest Apple Pay promotion gets you 50% off Dave and Buster’s game play appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Facebook is moving away from its controversial plans to sell ads in WhatsApp, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. The report says that Facebook has “disbanded” the team that was leading efforts to find the best way to integrates ads into the service. more… The post Facebook reportedly drops controversial plan to sell ads in WhatsApp, with one exception appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Do you have some, or maybe even a lot of pictures you’ve shot with iPhone that you’d like to turn off the Live Photos effect? Follow along for how to turn off Live Photos for existing pictures. more… The post iPhone: How to turn off Live Photos for existing pictures appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The Unofficial Apple Archive, a website that gathers hundreds of videos and images from Apple campaigns since 1977, has launched, and we’ve made a roundup of the weird and wonderful standouts. Created by Sam Henri Gold, the archive goes beyond what we already know about the company. It also revealed some campaigns that have not been previously seen, including unreleased advertisements and internal materials from the marketing team. more… The post Take a look at some Apple campaigns you’ve probably never seen before appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • NBC has officially entered the streaming wars today with the announcement of its upcoming Peacock service. While various reports over the last several months painted a picture of what to expect from Peacock, NBCUniversal unveiled most of the official details today. more… The post NBC officially unveils ‘Peacock’ streaming service, launching in July with 3 different tiers appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • This week on 9to5Mac Watch, Zac explores recent stories that show how the Apple Watch can be your silent health guardian with fall detection and heart rate alerts, his experience testing Series 5 battery life in different modes during half marathon races, short term and long term goals with Apple Watch in 2020, and more. 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. Sponsored by FITIV: Download FITIV Pulse, the ultimate all-in-one fitness solution for iOS and Apple Watch & get 33% off a year subscription w/ code FIT33 https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/01/9to5Mac-Watch-Time-01-16-2020.mp3 more… The post 9to5Mac Watch Time episode 13: Silent health guardian, 2020 goals, Activity Challenge appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Universal Audio Luna is a brand new all-in-one recording platform. Makers of the the amazing Apollo and Arrow audio interfaces, UA is employing its over 60 years of analog audio expertise to the new analog music creation and recording platform. Those familiar with the brand are likely expecting an astronomical price tag and a brand new interface to come along with Luna, but this is in fact a massive downloadable add-on for existing Universal Audio interface users. Not to mention one of the most exciting new announcements from NAMM 2020 yet. Jump below the fold for all the details. more… The post Universal Audio unveils incredible new Luna music recording platform for Mac appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple’s first original film, The Banker was set to premiere back in November last year with a wider theatrical release in December. However, the premiere was canceled first followed by the theatrical release after “accusations of historical inaccuracy and sexual abuse” came to light. Now after reviewing the situation, Apple is moving forward with the release of The Banker in March. more… The post Apple TV+ planning first theatrical movie release with ‘The Banker’ after delay over controversy appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The Pro Display XDR landed on my desktop a few days ago, and I’ve spent enough time with it to gather some early first thoughts about Apple’s high-end monitor. As a former 27-inch Thunderbolt Display owner, I’ve been pining for a modern replacement for it for years, but is this the answer? Watch our unboxing and overview as I consider the Pro Display XDR top features in our hands-on video walkthrough. more… The post Pro Display XDR top features — amazing build quality and stunning view [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • On its Newsroom website today, Apple is sharing the story of an Apple team member who is “giving people in need new beginnings.” The story specifically focuses on the Saints of Steel nonprofit. more… The post Apple shares story of ‘Saints of Steel’ nonprofit founded by Apple Park team member appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Save $200 on Apple’s 9.7-inch iPad Cellular 128 GB in today’s 9to5Toys Lunch Break, along with the Beats Studio3 Skyline Collection at $190, iPhone 7 pre-paid at $199. Head below for all that and more. more… The post Thursday deals: 9.7-inch iPad Cell 128 GB $200 off, Beats Studio3 Skyline Collection $190, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has announced that it is partnering with the National Basketball Association. The deal will specifically focus on Apple Music, with the NBA and Apple highlighting up-and-coming independent artists. more… The post Apple Music teams up with the NBA for exclusive ‘Base:Line’ playlist appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Analysts from Barclays are out with a new investor note, in which they predict that Apple’s iPhone 12 lineup will include upgraded Face ID sensors, among other changes. The analysts also corroborate claims made by Ming-Chi Kuo. more… The post Barclays: iPhone 12 to feature ‘refreshed’ Face ID, 3D time-of-flight sensors appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • One of the things I love about the Apple ecosystem is the device independence. I can receive alerts, text messages, and even phone calls on whichever device happens to be in front of me at the time, whether it’s Apple Watch, iPhone, iPad, or Mac. And for most things, that works well… more… The post Feature Request: Dismiss Calendar and Reminder alerts from all devices 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 Longvadon: Get 15% off Longvadon’s premium leather Apple Watch bands with code 9TO5MAC15.  Enter the Apple Watch Series 5 Giveaway here. https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/01/9to5Mac-Daily-01-16-2020.mp3 more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: January 16, 2020 – Apple’s AI acquisition, Apple Watch competition appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • We’ve heard quite a lot about what to expect from this year’s iPhones — being dubbed the iPhone 12 for now. We’re expecting a slab-sided design similar to that of the iPhone 4 and current iPad Pro models; time-of-flight sensors on the rear for improved AR performance and Portrait mode; support for faster 5G mobile data; 6 GB RAM; and an A14 processor with a 5 nm process. But what does that 5 nm process mean for the power of the phone? A new analysis suggests it could mean the iPhone 12 is as powerful as the 15-inch MacBook Pro… more… The post A14 chip could make the iPhone 12 as powerful as the 15-inch MacBook Pro appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Ikea smart blinds are experiencing “technical issues” with the HomeKit support that arrived in the US just two weeks ago… more… The post Ikea smart blinds hit by ‘technical issues’ two weeks after HomeKit support appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple and 34 other multinationals have urged Europe to stop patent trolls from effectively blackmailing companies into licensing their claimed technology. Patent assertion agencies threaten to ask courts for import bans on products found to infringe patents, making it risky for Apple and others to defend such cases even where the claim is weak… more… The post Apple and others ask Europe to stop patent trolls ‘stifling innovation’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Yesterday, we highlighted everything to expect from Apple throughout 2020, including new hardware and software. As we explained at the time, this is shaping up to be a busy year for Apple, with five new iPhone models, updated iPad Pros, and more. What are you most excited to see in 2020? Is it new hardware or software? more… The post Poll: What are you most excited to see from Apple in 2020? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • As Apple stands firm against requests to break iPhone encryption, many people have questioned why the FBI needs Apple’s help in the first place. There are plenty of tools available from third-party companies that are more than capable of unlocking the iPhone 5 and iPhone 7 used by the Pensacola gunman. Further emphasizing that point, a new report from Forbes says that the FBI recently used one of those black/gray market tools to unlock the newest — and theoretically the most secure — iPhone that Apple sells. more… The post Report: The FBI recently unlocked an iPhone 11 Pro with GrayKey, raising more doubts about the Pensacola case appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • This month on 9to5Rewards our sponsor Longvadon is giving 9to5 readers the opportunity take home an Apple Watch Series 5. For users that currently own the Apple Watch, you can buy two bands and get the third one free from Longvadon as well as 15% off your order. Get 15% off w/ Longvadon w/ code “9TO5MAC15” and head below to sign up for the giveaway! more… The post 9to5Rewards: Win Apple Watch Series 5 + exclusive offers on Longvadon bands appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Earlier this month, Apple announced a series of Today at Apple sessions that focus on creating posters inspired by Apple TV+ shows. That Today at Apple series began yesterday, and Apple has shared new YouTube videos highlighting the creativity. more… The post Apple promotes iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, and TV+ originals with new poster creation videos appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Want to remove old iPhone backups stored on your Mac but aren’t sure how, since iTunes isn’t around in the latest version of macOS? Read on for how to delete iPhone backups in macOS Catalina in a few easy steps. more… The post Mac: How to delete iPhone backups in macOS Catalina appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Fortnite continues to be one of the most popular games of the moment, and today Epic Games announced new features for players who have an iPhone or an iPad. A new update to the iOS version of the game improves compatibility with joysticks and also adds 120 FPS gameplay on compatible devices for the first time. more… The post Fortnite for iOS updated with improved joystick support and 120 FPS gameplay on iPad Pro appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The full lineup of TV shows and movies premiering at this year’s SXSW Festival has been announced. The list confirms that multiple Apple TV+ originals will make their debut at the festival, which is slated for March 13 through March 22 in Austin, Texas. more… The post Apple TV+ originals ‘Home’ and ‘Central Park’ debuting at SXSW in March appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • We heard late last year from Bloomberg that AirPods shipments were expected to double year over year, and now a recent report backs up the huge growth expectations of Apple’s fully wireless earphones estimating nearly 60 million sales that took almost three-quarters of revenue from the burgeoning totally wireless headphone market. more… The post Report: Apple sold nearly 60 million AirPods in 2019, grabbing 71% of totally wireless headphone revenue appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple has turned to a top lobbyist to help it engage on drone and aviation law in Washington D.C. This comes as Apple is reportedly exploring how to use satellites to send data directly to iPhones. more… The post Apple turns to drone and aviation specialist for Washington DC lobbying efforts appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has made another acquisition in the artificial intelligence industry. GeekWire reports today that Apple has acquired Xnor․ai, a Seattle-based startup that focuses on low-power artificial intelligence technology. Xnor․ai notably provided the AI behind smart camera company Wyze’s on-device people detection feature; the acquisition by Apple explains why Wyze recently lost that feature: more… The post Apple acquires low-power AI startup behind Wyze on-device person detection for $200M appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Microsoft Edge, the web browser that replaced Internet Explorer with the release of Windows 10, has been given a dramatic overhaul in the last year or so to be rebuilt on the same Chromium source code that Google Chrome is based on. Today, the new version of Microsoft Edge, based on Google’s Chromium, has been officially launched on Windows and macOS. more… The post Microsoft re-launches Edge browser on Windows and macOS, now based on Google’s Chromium appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • We all know you gotta fight for your right to party, and Apple is joining that fight this spring. The all-new “Beastie Boys Story” documentary is coming to Apple TV+ in April after a limited release in IMAX Theaters. Apple announced the nonfiction film that tells the inside story of the hip-hop group from the perspective of members Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz. “Beastie Boys Story” is based on the bestseller Beastie Boys Book. The great Spike Jonze is billed as the music doc’s director. more… The post ‘Beastie Boys Story’ doc from Spike Jonze coming to Apple TV+ in April after IMAX debut appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A new app called Sensei has arrived today for Mac that lets you monitor and tweak performance to get the most out of your machine. Sensei features a beautiful user interface with rich icons and lots of functionality like an SSD Trim Enabler, battery health, storage management, performance dashboard, and much more. more… The post Sensei app for Mac launches with SSD trim, battery health, storage management features, 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 Longvadon: Get 15% off Longvadon’s premium leather Apple Watch bands with code 9TO5MAC15.  Enter the Apple Watch Series 5 Giveaway here. https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/01/9to5Mac-Daily-01-15-2020.mp3 more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: January 15, 2020 – Rack mount Mac Pro, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Save on MacBook Pros, Apple Watch bands, and LG’s UltraWide monitors in today’s 9to5Toys Lunch Break. You’ll find all that and more just down below. more… The post MacBook Pros start at $1,140 in today’s best deals, plus 3 Apple Watch bands for $8.50, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Fitbit is rolling out the ability for some of its smartwatches and fitness trackers to track blood oxygen levels (Sp02) with a software update. While Fitbit has been struggling for some time and was recently purchased by Google, this is a notable upgrade for existing customers and comes ahead of Apple Watch gaining the feature. more… The post Fitbit releases blood oxygen monitoring before Apple Watch appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • If you’re looking for a secure external drive that meets both US military and government security standards, there are a number of encrypted external SSD options around. I reviewed one approach a couple of years ago, the iStorage diskAshur 2, which has a built-in PIN pad for entering a seven- to 15-digit code to unlock the drive. The SecureDrive BT is a similar idea, but instead of a PIN pad, you unlock it via Bluetooth. Specifically, when you plug the drive into your Mac, you can use Face ID on your iPhone to unlock it… more… The post Review: SecureDrive BT, the encrypted external SSD you can unlock with Face ID appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • US president Donald Trump and Chinese vice premier Liu He are due to sign a US-China trade deal later this morning that formally eliminates the threat of tariffs being applied to iPhones imported into the US. The planned 15% tariffs, which would have applied to iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks, were suspended last month pending the agreement, along with even higher tariffs on desktop Macs, AirPods, Watch, and more… more… The post US-China trade deal to be signed today would end iPhone tariff threat appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A Twitter edit button would easily top any poll for the most-requested new feature on the social network. But CEO Jack Dorsey says it’s not happening this year, and he’s explained why in a new video Q&A… more… The post Twitter edit button not happening this year, says Jack Dorsey, explaining why appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The third generation of the Bang & Olufsen E8 true in-ear wireless headphones have been announced, more than doubling the battery-life from 16 hours to 35 hours… more… The post Latest Bang & Olufsen E8 AirPods competitors double battery-life to 35 hours appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Update at end: Mnuchin joins the chorus. Apple is reportedly preparing for a bizarre legal battle with the FBI over its demands for the Cupertino company to help it break into two iPhones used by the Pensacola Naval Air Station shooter. The company was previously prepared to fight the FBI in court over the same demand with the San Bernardino iPhones before the agency backed down… more… The post Apple preparing for bizarre legal battle with FBI over Pensacola iPhones [U] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • “I totally forgot that Rihanna was used as the track for an iPad 2 guided tour. What a weird year.” Sam Henri Gold was giving me a progress update on what would eventually become The Apple Archive. He had just made it to 2011. Compiled from hundreds of videos and images spanning Apple’s near 44-year history, the collection is believed to be one of the largest of its kind ever made available. It launches today. more… The post The Unofficial Apple Archive is on a mission to save Apple history and inspire new creators appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • For Apple, 2019 was a busy year, thanks to the iPhone 11 lineup, new AirPods, a strong focus on the Mac, and more. As we head into 2020, there’s even more to expect from Apple, including the iPhone 12, more powerful iPad Pros, and continued updates to the Mac. Read on as we round up what to expect from Apple in 2020. more… The post What to expect from Apple in 2020: iPhone 12, triple-lens iPad Pro, new MacBook keyboards, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • President Trump has joined the fray around the FBI’s request for Apple to help unlock two iPhones used by the gunman responsible for last month’s shooting at the Pensacola Naval Air Station. Trump took to Twitter (via his iPhone) this evening to call on Apple to unlock the phones in question. more… The post Trump says Apple needs to ‘help our great country’ and unlock iPhones used by criminals appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • While Apple has set a release date for Little America on Apple TV+ and also renewed the show for a second season, it has also signed a multi-year content creation deal with its showrunner and co-creator, Lee Eisenberg. more… The post Apple TV+ seals multi-year content deal with ‘Little America’ co-creator appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Last year, Google announced that all Android 7+ devices can be used as two-factor authentication when signing into Gmail, Drive, and other first-party services. Most modern iPhones can now be used as a built-in phone security key for Google apps. more… The post You can now use iPhones as Google security keys for 2FA appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • YouTuber Joel Telling is crediting Apple Watch with alerting him to an elevated heart rate. Telling says that his Apple Watch notified him that his heart rate had been over 120 beats-per-minute for more than 10 minutes, prompting him to seek medical attention. more… The post Apple Watch alerts popular YouTuber to tachycardia caused by dehydration and stress appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The Israeli forensics firm Cellebrite has announced a $33 million acquisition that it says will help it expand its forensics capabilities beyond smartphones. The company has acquired BlackBag Technologies, which is a separate forensics firm with a focus on computer forensics. more… The post Cellebrite expands to computers with $33M acquisition of BlackBag Technologies forensics firm appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Update: iOS 13.3.1 beta 2, iPadOS 13.3.1 beta 2, macOS Catalina 10.15.3 beta 2, watchOS 6.1.2 beta 2, and tvOS 13.3.1 beta 2 now available for developers. Apple is also releasing the second public beta versions today as well. Apple today is releasing the second developer beta of iOS 13.3.1 and iPadOS 13.3.1. This comes after a month without any new beta releases due to the holiday recesses. iOS 13.3.1 focuses on bug fixes and performance improvements. more… The post Apple releases second developer and public betas of iOS 13.3.1, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The concept of cryptocurrency can be an enigma, but buying cryptocurrency for yourself can be even more confusing. Should you use Coinbase? Or Cash App? Is there another app that’s even better? Is buying Bitcoin on your phone safe at all? Have no fear — here’s how to buy Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies like Ethereum and Litecoin directly from your iPhone. more… The post How to buy Bitcoin on your iPhone using Coinbase appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple has just released Xcode 11.3.1 for developers — the tool used to create iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS apps. This week’s update features overall improvements and bug fixes, including enhancements to compile Swift files. more… The post Apple releases Xcode 11.3.1 update for developers 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 Longvadon: Get 15% off Longvadon’s premium leather Apple Watch bands with code 9TO5MAC15.  Enter the Apple Watch Series 5 Giveaway here. https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/01/9to5Mac-Daily-01-14-2020.mp3 more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: January 14, 2020 – ‘Pro Mode’ for macOS, Apple vs FBI appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Today Apple made the rack-mountable Mac Pro available for purchase, starting at $6499. The unit, which features the same build to order components as the regular Mac Pro, features rack mounting rails that ship in a separate box. more… The post Apple’s rack-mountable Mac Pro is now available for purchase for $6499 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Tuesday’s best deals include up to $300 off 16-inch MacBook Pro, refurb iPhones at Woot, and previous-generation iPads. Head below for all of our top picks and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Tuesday deals: 16-inch MacBook Pro hits Amazon all-time low, iPhone 7/8 Plus from $230, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Instagram has kickstarted the launch of direct messaging on the web today. For now, it’s only a test with a “small percentage” of users but the feature is rolling out globally. more… The post Instagram begins rolling out DMs on the web, says a priority over iPad app appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • There’s a lot of publicity right now about the FBI’s request for Apple to help them unlock two iPhones owned by a murder suspect who opened fire at a Florida navy base. However, what has gone underreported is the fact that the two iPhones in question are actually old models, an iPhone 5 and an iPhone 7. As noted by the Wall Street Journal today, these devices are so old that their security has already been compromised. Plenty of security firms on the gray/black market are available to unlock older iPhone models, so why does the FBI need Apple? more… The post The FBI wants Apple to break encryption for iPhone models that third-party companies can already unlock appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Popular accessory maker Nomad has taken the wraps off of its latest wireless charging accessory. The Base Station Stand is an updated and redesigned version of Nomad’s Wireless Stand with two 10W charging coils, USB-C, and more. more… The post Nomad unveils Base Station Stand charger with leather + aluminum design, AirPods support, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Way back in 2014, European lawmakers made a broadly sensible proposal that could have hurt Apple. The European Union’s Radio Equipment Directive called for a European charger standard asking all smartphone manufacturers to use compatible chargers. There were two key elements to the proposal. First, a common voltage and amperage. Second, a connector to plug a charger into a smartphone… more… The post Comment: European charger standard law will be too late to affect Apple appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Today is an important day for IT managers across the world. January 14th, 2020 is when Microsoft is ending support for Windows 7. I’ve seen much less angst about this transition than I saw for Windows XP. Windows 7 was an important OS as it helped Microsoft rebound form the disaster that was Windows Vista. It was initially released in 2009, so it’s had a long run even as Microsoft has transitioned to Windows 10. What does this mean for IT departments? It means change, and for Apple, change is an opportunity. more… The post IDC reports Apple set to gain 13% of Windows 7 upgrades as Microsoft ends support appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • This week’s movie sale at Apple focuses on ‘buddy’ films with prices down to $8 across a variety of genres. You’ll also find a selection of $5 films, all of which will become a permanent part of your collection. This week’s $1 HD rental is also featured below alongside all of our top picks. more… The post Apple’s latest sale features ‘buddy’ films, more from $5, plus $1 rentals appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Controversial video sharing app TikTok was the most downloaded iOS app in the world in the final quarter of last year, according to analytics company SensorTower. The top five were rounded out by YouTube, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook. TikTok also took second place in the US, despite growing concerns about the app… more… The post TikTok was the most downloaded iOS app in Q4 2019, with Disney+ #1 in the US appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Two analysts are predicting a new AAPL high this year, suggesting that the stock could climb to $375 and $400 respectively by the year’s end. While there’s a strong consensus that Apple including 5G support in this year’s iPhones will see a significant surge in sales, analysts D.A. Davidson say that the impact will last well beyond this year… more… The post New AAPL high predicted for this year, two analysts predict $375-400 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Need to tidy up your Apple Wallet? Follow along for how to organize and delete Apple Pay cards and passes. more… The post How to organize and delete Apple Pay cards and passes appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Earlier today, we reported on evidence within the latest macOS 10.15.3 beta that suggests Apple is working on a “Pro Mode” feature to boost performance on portable Macs. This feature would essentially boost your Mac’s performance at the cost of things like battery life and fan noise. While I’d love to see this feature come to macOS, something I’d also like to see in tandem with it is a Low Power Mode, focused on extending MacBook battery life. more… The post Feature Request: A ‘Low Power Mode’ for macOS to extend MacBook battery life appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A new report from Macotakara today causes some confusion around what to expect from Apple’s 2020 iPhone lineup. While rumors have widely suggested that Apple is developing a refreshed version of the of the iPhone 8, this report seems to conflate a few details. more… The post Report: Rumored 5.4-inch iPhone to be similar in size to the iPhone 8, support Face ID appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple today has released the first beta of a new Reality Converter application for macOS. This app allows developers to convert, view, and customize USDZ 3D objects on Mac, Apple says. USDZ is Apple’s augmented reality file type. more… The post Apple releases new ‘Reality Converter’ macOS app for working with USDZ AR and 3D files appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • International Data Corporation (IDC) is out with its Q4 2019 data today, breaking down the PC industry during the holiday shopping season. According to the data, PC shipments grew by 4.8% during the quarter, hitting 71.8 million units. This marks the “highest single quarter shipment volume in four years,” IDC says, but Apple wasn’t able to benefit from that industry-wide growth. more… The post Mac shipments fell in 2019 despite overall PC industry growth, IDC and Gartner say appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple’s Smart Battery Case is a popular way to give iPhone extra battery life along with some unique touches that third-party cases can’t offer. If you’ve been having issues with yours, you may be eligible for a free replacement for iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max Smart Battery Cases.more… The post How to get your iPhone Smart Battery Case replaced for free 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 Longvadon: Get 15% off Longvadon’s premium leather Apple Watch bands with code 9TO5MAC15.  Enter the Apple Watch Series 5 Giveaway here. https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/01/9to5Mac-Daily-01-13-2020.mp3 more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: January 13, 2020 – 5G iPhone speculation, 2020 MacBook rumors appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • With the launch of the 16-inch MacBook Pro and the new Mac Pro, Apple is increasingly focusing on the professional consumer market. Now we have found evidence that the company is working on a new feature for macOS that should further improve the workflow for professionals. more… The post macOS beta hints at future ‘Pro Mode’ to boost performance on portable Macs appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • United States Attorney General William Barr is escalating the FBI’s disagreement with Apple over access to two iPhones used by the gunman behind last month’s shooting at the Pensacola Naval Air Station. The New York Times reports that Barr has declared the shooting an “act of terrorism” and is calling on Apple to provide assistance in the investigation. more… The post AG Barr says Apple has provided no ‘substantive assistance’ in investigation of Pensacola shooting appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Today’s best deals include Apple’s AirPods 2 with wireless charging case at an Amazon all-time low, plus deals on iPad Pro, and fresh batch of Anker price drops. Head below for all that and more. more… The post Monday deals: AirPods hit Amazon all-time low, iPad Pro $199 off, Anker GaN USB-C chargers, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • A new filing for an upcoming MacBook has shown up on the Eurasian Economic Commission’s database. It’s possible the yet to be released notebook could be a 13-inch MacBook Pro with the redesigned Magic Keyboard and scissor switches that arrived with the 16-inch MacBook Pro late last year. more… The post New evidence shows MacBook Pro with Magic Keyboard likely coming soon appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • I ran three half marathons in November and December with the Apple Watch Series 5. Each 13.1-mile race was an opportunity to test how different modes affected both battery life and the running experience. Battery life results after running for about 2.5 hours varied with each configuration: 40%, 8%, and 51%. more… The post Three half marathon Apple Watch Series 5 battery tests with LTE, always-on display, and Apple Music appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • The iTunes UK song chart is currently topped by a rather unlikely track: a song by a Welsh folk band which was recorded in 1981 and released in 1983… more… The post Welsh song recorded in 1981 currently tops the iTunes UK song chart appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • As I alluded to in my initial Mac Pro top features overview, I don’t need a Mac Pro to get my day-to-day work done, but the benefit I receive from its expandability makes it a very appealing machine for me. In this latest episode of Back to the Mac I discuss why I purchased the Mac Pro, my Mac Pro setup, how I currently use it, and talk about some of the upgrades: a 24TB SSD and 384GB of RAM. Watch the full video for the details. more… The post Back to the Mac 015: My Mac Pro upgrades – 24TB SSD and 384GB of RAM [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Some investors are worried about over-exposure to AAPL and three other tech stocks – Microsoft, Facebook, and Amazon – leaving them vulnerable to any sudden reversal in market sentiment… more… The post Investors worried about over-exposure to AAPL and three other tech stocks appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • An alarming test carried out by Princeton shows that the five largest US carriers fail to properly protect their customers against so-called SIM-swap attacks. They were able to persuade the carriers to assign phone numbers to new SIMs without successfully answering any of the standard security questions. Once a phone number has been reassigned to a SIM in the possession of an attacker, they can reset passwords even on accounts protected by two-factor authentication (2FA)… more… The post Alarming test shows US carriers fail to protect you against SIM-swap attacks appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has said that this year’s iPhones will support ‘true’ 5G, aka mmWave 5G, despite an earlier analyst report. A report last week from analysts at Susquehanna claimed that this year’s iPhones would only support sub-6GHz 5G. This does typically offer somewhat faster speeds than LTE, and significantly lower latency, but doesn’t match the far higher speeds offered by mmWave 5G… more… The post Kuo: This year’s iPhones will support faster mmWave 5G despite earlier report appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • In a story shared by the CEO of Stripe, Patrick Collison, Tony Fadell describes the timeline of the original iPod. Fadell says he joined Apple in late January to run the iPod project but that when he joined, the iPod wasn’t an iPod — Apple wanted to make a hard-drive-based MP3 player but that was essentially it. “No team, prototype, designs, nothing”. Incredibly, the product was completed before the end of the year. Fadell pitched a design prototype to Jobs in March, the team found manufacturing partners in April, and Apple started shipping the first devices to customers in November. more… The post Ex-Apple SVP Tony Fadell says the original iPod was designed, engineered, and released within the same year appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Modern lithium ion batteries are brilliant. They’re energy-dense, charge quickly, and rarely explode. However, they’re not perfect by a long shot. Unfortunately, modern smartphones such as the latest iPhones don’t have everlasting batteries. So if your iPhone battery has given up the ghost, is it worth the hassle and expense of replacing it and getting a new one installed? more… The post How to replace your iPhone’s dying battery — and whether it’s worth it appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • Apple TV+ has scooped its first major awards win tonight. Billy Crudup won the Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Critics Choice Award, for his performance as Cory Ellison in The Morning Show. more… The post Apple TV+ takes home its first awards win, as Billy Crudup named Best Supporting Actor at the Critics Choice Awards appeared first on 9to5Mac.
  • When your iPhone was still shiny and new its speed seemed unreal. Now, just a few years later it feels sluggish and unpleasant to use. Is this just your imagination? Maybe, but you also may be experiencing iPhone throttling. more… The post What is iPhone throttling and why does it happen? appeared first on 9to5Mac.