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[9:30 pm] Apple reportedly buys asthma-monitoring startup


Apple has snapped up a company called Tueo Health, which was working on an app to help parents monitor asthma symptoms of their sleeping kids, according to CNBC. The startup's CEO and chief operating...


[9:25 pm] Mac Hardware at WWDC, AppKit vs. UIKit, Next-Gen Wi-Fi, with John Kheit – ACM 513


Bryan Chaffin and guest John Kheit start this week’s show off with an immediate siderail about The Curse of Oak Island and Cooper’s Treasure, because that’s what they do. The real topics, howeve...


[9:15 pm] Apple product shot parody makes beat-up gadgets look pretty


Apple taught Elvin Hu new languages. Born in China, Hu refined his English by watching Apple keynote events. He also came to understand the visual language of Apple’s product photography. The latter...


[9:05 pm] Apple iPhones may get full-screen Touch ID in 2020; possible all-new iPhone SE coming, too


3D Touch will be eliminated in all 2019 iPhones...


[8:57 pm] Apple buys asthma-monitoring startup Tueo Health


Apple has reportedly bought Tueo Health, a startup that was developing asthma-tracking technology for use with sleeping kids.


[8:27 pm] Apple acquired Tueo Health, a small startup developing an app that works with commercial breathing sensors to help manage asthma symptoms in sleeping children (CNBC)


CNBC: Apple acquired Tueo Health, a small startup developing an app that works with commercial breathing sensors to help manage asthma symptoms in sleeping children  —  KEY POINTS  — Apple bo...


[8:25 pm] Apple boosts health expertise with children’s asthma tracking startup acquisition


Apple has reportedly purchased a small California-based startup called Tueo Health, CNBC reports. The health-focused company further expands Apple’s medical-related portfolio. Here’s how the firm...


[8:15 pm] Teardown: Apple’s new 15-inch MacBook Pro and its revised butterfly keyboard


Apple’s newest MacBook Pro is its fastest yet, featuring an optional eight-core processor...


[8:03 pm] The Commercial Robot Business Forges Ahead Without Apple


Apple is not in the commercial robot business. Yet. Should it be? John sorts out the issues.


[7:59 pm] SCOUT Wireless 5,000mAh Portable Charger: $34 with Coupon Code


We have a deal on the SCOUT Wireless 5,000mAh Portable Charger, a Qi charger that also has three different built-in charging cables, all in a compact form factor. Those cables include USB-C, USB-A (re...


[7:58 pm] iOS 12.3.1 Update for iPhone & iPad Released [IPSW Download Links]


Apple has released iOS 12.3.1 as a bug fix software update for iPhone and iPad, with no major features or changes to be expected. The iOS 12.3.1 software update does include a few helpful bug fixes, s...


[7:45 pm] Apple rushes out iOS 12.3.1 to squash bugs


Apple unexpectedly introduced iOS 12.3.1 this afternoon. It comes just a few weeks after the last update, and apparently only takes care of three bugs, two of which relate to spam in Messages. Accordi...


[7:39 pm] Apple changes the world yet again; soon every credit card work like Apple Card


Apple’s plan to transform the world of credit cards in the image of Apple Card...


[7:31 pm] Apple releases iOS 12.3.1


Apple today released iOS 12.3.1 which fixes...


[7:05 pm] Best VPNs for iPhone and Why To Use One


If you’ve been clued into the news on internet privacy recently, you’re probably no stranger to the buzz around Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). So, what is a VPN, and more importantly, why the su...


[7:02 pm] Update your old Mac with OWC’s new Aura Pro X2 SSD upgrade kits


OWC recently launched its brand new Aura Pro X2 SSD upgrade kits up to 2TB, allowing MacBook, Mac mini and Mac Pro users to upgrade their SSD in as a little as 15 minutes. For a limited time, you can...


[7:00 pm] iPhone SE 2 might finally launch next year


There’s a glimmer of hope that Apple will once again make a truly budget handset. Information leaking out of this company’s supply chain indicates that there could be an iPhone SE 2 introduced in...


[6:47 pm] Apple Setup Calls, Cricut Escapades – TMO Daily Observations 2019-05-24


Lisa Hamilton and Bob “Dr Mac” LeVitus join host Kelly Guimont to talk about Apple Setup Calls for new products, and Bob’s Cricut adventures.


[6:32 pm] Luscious new video shows off Apple’s leaked ‘iPhone 11’ design


There’s no such thing as a surprise anymore in the smartphone industry...


[6:16 pm] Stunning iOS 13 concept packs all the features we want


WWDC 2019 and the grand unveiling of iOS 13 is just over a week away and based on the rumors, it could be one of the biggest iPhone and iPad upgrades ever. Designer Alvaro Pabesio published a beautifu...


[5:54 pm] Ulysses writing app update bringing full-featured side-by-side editor to iPad and improved blog integration


The popular writing app for Mac and iOS, Ulysses, is set to launch a new update next week that will bring what the company calls the world’s first “full-featured split view editing on iPad.” Al...


[5:50 pm] Touch ID could make a comeback in 2020 iPhone


While Apple seems to be phasing out fingerprint scanners in favor of facial recognition, sources in the Asian iPhone supply chain reportedly claim that Touch ID will actually be back next year, and be...


[5:48 pm] C by GE app update brings HomeKit support for GE smart lights


After a multi-year delay, GE’s smart home brand ‘C by GE’ is finally adding HomeKit to some of its products. To take advantage of today’s app update, you need the C-Reach hub — which is wh...


[5:44 pm] Don’t expect to see this at Apple’s WWDC 2019


Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is still more than a week away...


[5:44 pm] Cricut Smart Cutting Machines Are COOL!


Although Dr. Mac was initially attracted to Cricut Maker for its ability to cut wood, he didn’t fall in love with it until he’d used it to create dozens of interesting, fun, and useful projects.


[5:13 pm] iFixit tears down the 2019 MacBook Pro, details butterfly keyboard changes


Earlier this week, Apple refreshed its MacBook Pro lineup, boosting performance with the latest Intel processors but making no other significant changes.Except one: There’s now another revision...


[5:04 pm] Apple issues iOS 12.3.1 update fixing VoLTE & Messages issues


Apple has issued an unscheduled update for iOS 12.3.1, less than two weeks after the release of iOS 12.3, introducing bug fixes for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch relating to Voice over L...


[5:01 pm] iOS 12.3.1 Out to Fix VoLTE and iMessage Bugs


Apple dropped iOS 12.3.1 today with bug fixes for VoLTE and the Messages app.


[5:01 pm] EA is giving away The Sims 4 for free on Mac for a limited time


There is no catch; all you need to do is download the game...


[5:00 pm] Apple Killed Aperture, But There Are Four Great Alternatives to Use Instead


In 2014, Apple announced that it would no longer continue to develop its high-end photo editing application, Aperture. Many amateur and avid photographers loved the program. Its simple to use interfac...


[4:55 pm] GameClub: A Direct Challenger to Apple Arcade on iOS


Game subscription service GameClub is set to launch at a similar time to Apple Arcade, putting the two in direct competition. GameClub is though going to focus on bundling old games, reported FastComp...


[4:35 pm] News+: Personalize Siri and Search


In the June issue of MacFormat magazine we find out how to personalize Siri and Search by changing certain settings. It’s on page 52 (it’s a PDF). Siri takes repetition, the time of day and your l...


[4:27 pm] Orange Is The New Black Final Season Trailer


The trailer for season seven of Orange Is The New Black is up on YouTube. Breaking down the fourth wall, it features all the inmates backstage, preparing to shoot, singing the now-famous theme song. S...


[4:20 pm] 2019 MacBook Pro teardown reveals minimal keyboard changes


Apple just dropped a new MacBook Pro with faster Intel processors that deliver even greater performance. But more importantly, it features “new material” that Apple hopes will fix its keyboard woe...


[4:18 pm] The Best Buy Memorial Day Sale, Philips Hue lights from $13, and official Apple cases are in today’s top deals


Memorial Day weekend has delivered a full slate of deals on Apple products, HomeKit lighting, and much more. Today’s special edition of 9to5Toys Lunch Break highlights the Best Buy Memorial Day sal...


[4:09 pm] Apple releasing iOS 12.3.1 today with VoLTE and iMessage bug fixes


Roughly two weeks after releasing iOS 12.3 for iPhone and iPad, Apple is preparing to release iOS 12.3.1 with two bug fixes. The update will be available later today. The post Apple releasing iOS 1...


[4:09 pm] Apple said to be prepping an edge-to-edge 16-inch OLED MacBook Pro


Apple is developing a 16-inch MacBook Pro design...


[4:08 pm] Smart Home Diary: Domestic negotiations, and the three categories of smart home tech


A conversation this morning got me thinking about the different categories of smart home tech. I’ll be the first to admit that I love gadgets for their own sake. If there’s a low-tech way of doin...


[4:05 pm] ET2 Lighting unveils three new collections of HomeKit-enabled Friends of Hue smart lights


This week at the Philadelphia-based LIGHTFAIR 2019 Conference, ET2 Lighting announced a new series of smart multicolor lights. The brand’s new products enter with unique designs that are made of pr...


[4:00 pm] Cocoatech Releases Path Finder 8.5


California based Cocoatech today announces Path Finder 8.5, which is a free update of their popular file browser for Path Finder 8 users. Path Finder allows you to view hidden files, compare, merge an...


[3:56 pm] Google Duo Introduces Group Calling For up to 8 People


Video calling app Google Duo has been updated to have group calling for up to eight people and a video messaging feature.


[3:46 pm] Teardown reveals just what Apple has done to improve the MacBook Pro 2019 keyboard


Apple recently launched its fastest MacBook Pro ever, featuring a processor with up to eight cores. But as well as speed, improvements have also been made to the keyboard design, and the material used...


[3:43 pm] Mac browser shootout: Apple’s Safari vs. Microsoft’s Edge vs. Google’s Chrome vs. Mozilla’s Firefox


On Monday, Microsoft announced that it officially released a test version of Microsoft Edge for the Mac...


[3:40 pm] 12 iPhone and Android apps to get just in time for Memorial Day


From podcasts and recipes to global scavenger hunts and quirky roadside attractions, these iPhone and Android apps can help you kickstart summer.        


[3:40 pm] 12 iPhone and Android apps to get just in time for Memorial Day


From podcasts and recipes to global scavenger hunts and quirky roadside attractions, these iPhone and Android apps can help you kickstart summer.        


[3:37 pm] 2019 MacBook Pro Teardown From iFixit Examines Tweaked Keyboard


iFixit has completed its 2019 MacBook Pro teardown, revealing tweaks to the butterfly keyboard. Ultimately it received a low score.


[3:30 pm] Create copies of your DVDs for $15 with MacX DVD Ripper Pro


DVDs dominated the mid-2000’s, so it’s likely that you or your parents collected an extensive library. However, technology never ceases to advance, and DVDs were eventually phased out in favor of...


[3:30 pm] Create copies of your DVDs for $15 with MacX DVD Ripper Pro


DVDs dominated the mid-2000’s, so it’s likely that you or your parents collected an extensive library. However, technology never ceases to advance, and DVDs were eventually phased out in favor of...


[3:29 pm] Apple Working on Full-Screen Touch ID and a New iPhone SE for Its 2020 Lineup


Apple’s 2019 iPhones are still a few months away, yet we’re already hearing more reports on what Apple could have in the works for its 2020 lineup. While we’ve known for a while that Apple will...


[3:18 pm] What we know about Apple’s new pro display ahead of WWDC


Mockup by Aleksandr Karpov Apple’s WWDC is almost here, with its Keynote happening on Monday, June 3rd. While the event is expected to focus on new software features, some hardware can be expected....


[3:17 pm] iFixit: 2019 MacBook Pro butterfly keyboard includes new membrane covers and tweaked dome switch


Apple surprised everyone with the announcement of the 2019 MacBook Pro generation earlier this week, featuring updated Intel processors and what Apple called ‘new materials’ for a revised third-g...


[3:05 pm] [Sponsor] Layers + The Talk Show Live


Layers is a 3-day conference about design, technology, and a lot more (including great snacks). It runs Monday-Wednesday June 3-5, at the historic Montgomery Theater, right around the corner from Appl...


[3:00 pm] All the terms in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and what they mean


New games full of new terms can be confusing. We are here to help! There are a lot of new terms in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Even if you are a seasoned Potterverse fan, you may not know what a l...


[3:00 pm] All the terms in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and what they mean


New games full of new terms can be confusing. We are here to help! There are a lot of new terms in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Even if you are a seasoned Potterverse fan, you may not know what a l...


[2:55 pm] You Could Add Music to Snapchat in the Future


Snap is seeking rights to the music catalogs of Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, and more to let users add music to Snapchat.


[2:40 pm] The Benchmarks Are In: Apple’s New 8-Core MacBook Pro Is a Powerhouse


Earlier this week, Apple quietly refreshed its MacBook Pro lineup, with some healthy but mostly unremarkable speed bumps. In the midst of the refresh, however, Apple also unveiled a new ultra-high-end...


[2:36 pm] Experimental Safari feature points to a future with tracker-free ads


Apple thinks it has come up with a way for advertisers to track how well their ads...


[2:30 pm] China’s monopoly on ‘rare earth’ minerals could hurt Apple


As battle lines are drawn between China and the U.S. in its burgeoning trade war, China has one big advantage working in its favor. The country is a primary source of “rare earths” used by manufac...


[2:26 pm] International TV Newswire: Nick News, Apple Adds Starzplay, Globo Keeps Warner Bros.


This week’s International TV Newswire sees Nickelodeon’s influence grow in Mexico, Navratilova host a trans-athlete debate for the BBC, Globo and Warner Bros. extend in Brazil, Apple pick up Starz...


[2:23 pm] Apple agrees to big flagship store at San Jose’s Westfield Valley Fair mall


Cupertino-based Apple is building a flagship retail store at San Jose’s Westfield Valley Fair mall, the Mercury News reports, citing a financial filing from the mall’s owner. “Unibail-Rodamco-W...


[2:11 pm] Artpaper Puts 5K Art Wallpapers On Your Mac


Artpaper is a neat Mac app that gives you high quality art wallpapers. You’ll get a new wallpaper every day, or you can change the interval yourself, like getting a new wallpaper every day, week, 2...


[2:05 pm] Amazon still hasn’t fully given up on its mall kiosks


Amazon can’t seem to decide whether it wants its own mini-stores inside shopping malls. After the company decided earlier this year to close the many kiosks it had maintained at malls, a few n...


[2:01 pm] iOS 13 concept visualizes many of the features Apple expected to unveil at WWDC


A new iOS 13 concept shared today by Álvaro Pabesio visualizes what Apple’s next mobile operating system could bring based on many of the real expectations we have for the update. That includes a...


[1:53 pm] Huawei CEO’s Own Family Prefers Apple’s Products to Huawei’s


While thousands of Chinese citizens are boycotting Apple and declaring their undying loyalty to Huawei, the company’s founder and CEO has candidly admitted that his own family actually prefer to use...


[1:52 pm] iFixit Tears Down a New MacBook Pro


Looks like Apple made two material changes: a different one for the transparent membrane, and a (perhaps?) a different one for the metal dome switches.  ★ 


[1:45 pm] Apple pulls popular iOS game after Chinese company steals its name


Apple has kicked a popular iOS game out of the App Store after a Chinese company stole its name. Clicker Heroes, which first made its debut on iPhone and iPad back in 2015, is a highly-rated idle RPG...


[1:34 pm] Senate Passes Anti-Robocall Bill Called TRACED Act


Yesterday the Senate voted 97-1 in favor of the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act.


[1:30 pm] This VPN is top-rated in the App Store and 77% off today [Deals]


The benefits of using a VPN to connect to the internet almost always outweigh the costs. It also helps if the VPN is rated highly on the App Store (4.6 out of 5 stars from over 27,000 reviews). But if...


[1:24 pm] Huawei’s phone shipments could fall by up to a quarter this year


China’s Huawei, hit by crippling U.S. sanctions, could see shipments decline by as much as a quarter this year...


[1:09 pm] Several Years Ago Snapchat Employees Accessed User Data


Several Snapchat employees accessed user data, anonymous sources say. Phone numbers, saved Snaps, and more were up for grabs. …internal tools that allowed Snap employees at the time to access user d...


[1:01 pm] Apple unveils the 8-core MacBook Pro, and our WWDC 2019 predictions, this week on The CultCast


This week on The CultCast: Apple releases the MacBook Pro we never thought possible, packed with Intel’s newest 8-core chip! But can a machine this slim handle the heat? Plus: WWDC 2019 is officiall...


[1:01 pm] Get $1 Tacos From Taco Bell With Apple Pay


Yesterday Apple shared a new promo for Apple Pay. You can get US$1 tacos from Taco Bell with Apple Pay through May 29.


[12:52 pm] Worse Than Death promises the world’s scariest high school reunion


Worse Than Death, the new game created by horror title Home creator Benjamin Rivers, has a release date in the App Store. The pixel art action-adventure game, which combines puzzle solving and explora...


[12:47 pm] Second Taipei Apple Store Being Built


The second Apple Store in Taiwan is on its way – Apple branded barriers appeared at the Xinyi 13 mall in Taipei this week.


[12:25 pm] GlobalCoin, Facebook’s second attempt at a digital currency, to launch in 2020


We first learned last year that Facebook was working on developing its own cryptocurrency, GlobalCoin, and it’s today reported that the social network is aiming to launch it at some point next year...


[12:16 pm] GitHub Sponsors Lets You Pay Your Favorite Open Source Contributors


GitHub Sponsors is a way to support the developers who build open source software. It’s currently in beta. As a thank you for these valuable contributions, GitHub Sponsors charges zero platform fees...


[12:15 pm] Galaxy Fold looks uncertain as Best Buy cancels all preorders


The future of Samsung’s first foldable phone looks uncertain again after Best Buy canceled all existing preorders. The retailer says it wants to put customers first and “ensure they are taken care...


[12:00 pm] Today in Apple history: iTunes ditches movie trailer downloads


May 24, 2013: Apple begins phasing out the option for users to download movie trailers from its once enormously popular trailers.apple.com website. The move signifies a major change taking place in th...


[11:54 am] SpaceX Launches 60 Internet Satellites


It’s been an exciting week for Elon Musk. First, a leaked email showed Tesla was on course to beat its Q4 2018 record in Q2 2019. On Friday, BBC News reported, his SpaceX company launched 60 intern...


[11:53 am] Vergecast: The T-Mobile and Sprint merger, Apple tweaks the Macbook keyboards, and Huawei vs. Trump


The Vergecast roundtable rides again. Of course the big news of the week has been revocation of Huawei’s Android license so The Vergecast brings back policy editor Russell Brandom to the show...


[11:39 am] Huawei trade ban could hurt Google as well as Apple


A tech consultant with extensive experience in China has suggested that the Trump administration’s Huawei trade ban could hurt Google as well as Apple. Much of the attention to date has been on the...


[11:31 am] AT&T is First Carrier to Accept Cryptocurrency Payments


AT&T became the first major U.S. mobile carrier to accept payment in cryptocurrency, announcing users can pay bills via BitPay.


[11:00 am] Snapchat employees spied on users by misusing internal tools


Multiple Snapchat employees spied on users by misusing internal tools, accessing such information as location, phone numbers and their own saved Snaps. The tools are supposed to be used to help the...


[11:00 am] Apple’s keyboard ‘material’ changes on the new MacBook Pro are minor at best


According to iFixit, Apple made two changes to the new keyboards that are on its just-announced, spec-bumped MacBook Pro. The changes seem to amount to a new membrane that might be more effectiv...


[11:00 am] Why iOS offloads apps and how to reinstall them


Despite offering phones and tablets with ever-more onboard storage, Apple knows that people can still easily outpace available room as they download ever more apps and digital content for those app...


[11:00 am] What we won’t see at WWDC 2019


Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is still more than a week away, and as usual the internet is rife with posts predicting what we’ll see—or what people would like to see (including this...


[11:00 am] Apple fans get real about the MacBook Air 2018


When Apple released the newest version of the MacBook Air back in October, Engadget editor-in-chief Dana Wollman was torn in her review. On one hand, the Air was a long-awaited refresh that many Apple...


[10:56 am] Apple’s second store in Taiwan confirmed


A new image posted online shows that Apple is gearing up to open its second Apple Store in Taiwan. The photo shows that Apple has erected its customary white construction barriers around the new store...


[10:50 am] AirBeam TV launches Hisense TV for the Mac


CNS Plug-ins has introduced SMTPit Pro 6.0, the first in several upcoming updates to the CNS Plug-in lineup.  This version has new system requirements for macOS and Windows, as well as the FileMaker...


[10:42 am] Global shipments of connected wearables to reach 239 million in 2023


The high smartphone adoption, cloud services, miniaturized hardware, sensor technology and low power wireless connectivity enabled wearables to emerge as a new promising consumer segment some years ag...


[10:18 am] Kool Tools: tado° HomeKit-compatible Smart AC Control


tado°, which specializes in intelligent home climate management, has launched the Smart AC Control V3+.  With HomeKit-compatible hardware and a new app, the Smart AC Control connects air conditioner...


[10:14 am] Apple Music’s summer playlists show what top celebs are listening to


Apple’s got no shortage of celebrity friends — and a few of them just shared their summer playlists to Apple Music. Apple’s “Summertime Sounds” curated playlist collection contains the track...


[10:05 am] Syncro Soft releases version 21.1 of Oxygen XML suite


Syncro Soft, the developer of the Oxygen XML suite (http://www.oxygenxml.com( of products, has released version 21.1 of its XML editing suite of products, Oxygen XML Editor, Author, Developer, Web Aut...


[10:00 am] These free mobile video games on Android and iOS can add to Memorial Day weekend fun


Columnist Marc Saltzman suggests some mobile games you can use to pass the time at home or on a trip this Memorial Day holiday weekend.        


[10:00 am] These free mobile video games on Android and iOS can add to Memorial Day weekend fun


Columnist Marc Saltzman suggests some mobile games you can use to pass the time at home or on a trip this Memorial Day holiday weekend.        


[10:00 am] Fitbit Inspire HR review: One size, many styles, fit all


In a world of smartwatches and AI-infused earbuds, the Fitbit Inspire HR is decidedly old-school. It doesn’t have a color screen, a catalogue of apps, or an SpO2 sensor. You won’t be able to us...


[10:00 am] Grace Digital Mondo+ Classic review: A neoclassical clock radio for the internet age


Easy operation, modern connections, and agreeable sound make the Mondo+ Classic an internet radio even a Luddite can love.


[9:49 am] Apple Pay customers now get $1 tacos at Taco Bell


Apple Pay users can now enjoy $1 tacos at Taco Bell. Apple’s latest promotion, which applies to any regular crunchy or soft-seasoned beef taco, runs through May 29. You’ll need the Taco Bell app o...


[9:47 am] CNS releases SMTPIT Pro 6.0


CNS Plug-ins has introduced SMTPit Pro 6.0, the first in several upcoming updates to the CNS Plug-in lineup.  This version has new system requirements for macOS and Windows, as well as the FileMaker...


[8:51 am] First ever Lego RPG is coming to mobile this fall


Gameloft has confirmed it is working on a brand new role-playing game for mobile that’s set in the Lego universe. Lego Legacy: Heroes Unboxed will make its debut this fall. It’s the first Lego gam...


[8:46 am] Apple really IS slowing down your iPhone – but pledges to warn you if new iOS updates will make your handset sluggish


APPLE has admitted that some of its updates could slow down your iPhone but has promised to be more upfront with users regarding the battery life and performance of their devices from now on. The tech...


[7:00 am] How to invert the display colors on your Mac


Want to invert the display colors on your Mac? Read on for three ways to turn on this accessibility feature. The post How to invert the display colors on your Mac appeared first on 9to5Mac.


[7:00 am] WWDC 2019 Predictions: 5 Game-Changing Debuts and Tools Expected From Apple


Apple’s annual software conference is just around the corner. In particular, WWDC 2019 is expected to please the crowds. Not only will the company lay the groundwork for some of its most ambitious p...


[5:00 am] The 5 Top Rated iPhone Tripods on Amazon


When your walking around with essentially a professional camera in your pocket, it’s a waste not to use it to it’s fully capacity. A tripod designed for your smart phone can help you get the most...


[3:00 am] DEVONthink 3.0 Beta 2 is available


DEVONtechnologies today releases the second beta of DEVONthink 3.0 for Mac with a wealth of additions, changes, and fixes. The smart information manager receives an interface overhaul. It comes with d...


[2:23 am] Apple’s second store in Taiwan will open soon in the Xinyi District of Taipei


In Taipei, Apple is putting the finishing touches on its second official Taiwanese retail store. After opening its first location on the island in 2017 at Taipei 101, Apple is expanding outdoors with...


[2:00 am] Why Apple Needs More Home Accessories


Apple does not sell enough accessories. Well, not enough Apple-branded accessories. Look around. Apple Store online or neighborhood Apple Store. How many home-oriented accessories does Apple sell? I g...


[1:00 am] About My Love Affair For AppleCare


Nearly any piece of technical hardware you buy on Amazon these days comes with another window before the purchase is complete. “Do you want fries with that?” No, not fries. Insurance in the form o...


[1:00 am] No more downgrades from iOS 12.3 allowed


All who’ve upgraded their Phone or tablet to iOS 12.3 can no longer backtrack to the previous version. This is because Apple has stopped signing iOS 12.2. It’s not a reflection on that older versi...


[12:20 am] Stylish folio sleeve protects both iPad Pro and Apple’s Smart Keyboard [Review]


The Apple Smart Keyboard Folio turns an iPad Pro into an ultralight laptop, but it’s so slim it doesn’t do much to shield the tablet inside. We tested a sleeve from Dodocase that goes around Apple...


[12:00 am] How Advertising Greases The Interwebs


Allow me to get this consideration out of the way first. Advertising is malware. Wait! What? How is it possible to consider advertising as malware when advertising greases the wheels of commerce? Cons...


[12:00 am] Clicker soups up your Netflix experience on your Mac for only $4 [Deals]


Now that Netflix is the 800-lb gorilla of content providers everywhere, accessing and streaming their vast library has improved from its modest beginnings. Yet even despite the enhancements to their s...


[Thu May 23rd 11:31 pm] Throwboy Makes [Apple] Iconic Pillows


From KIckstarter: “5 throw pillows inspired by 5 iconic, game-changing products of the technology world. Each pillow takes you through a different era in the computer revolution and celebrates the m...


[Thu May 23rd 11:00 pm] Crazy Wars: Android vs. iOS vs. Huawei


Chinese technology company Huawei just climbed past Apple to become the world’s third largest smartphone maker. That’s about to change because somehow or another Huawei became a hated technology c...


[Thu May 23rd 10:48 pm] Latest Apple Pay deal offers $1 tacos at Taco Bell


A new Apple Pay promo has arrived, this time highlighting ways to order food with ease along with a deal at Taco Bell for $1 tacos. The post Latest Apple Pay deal offers $1 tacos at Taco Bell appe...


[Thu May 23rd 10:44 pm] Edge Magazine’s Cover Story on Playdate


My own excitement about Playdate aside, Jen Simpkins’s cover story for the new issue of Edge magazine (issue #333) is just a terrific read and an amazing behind-the-scenes look at how a 4-year proje...


[Thu May 23rd 10:32 pm] Apple stops signing iOS 12.2 after public release of iOS 12.3


Apple has today stopped signing iOS 12.2 following last week’s release of iOS 12.3 to the public. That means users are no longer able downgrade to the previous 12.2 release from devices that are al...


[Thu May 23rd 9:45 pm] Latest MacBook Pro blows away its predecessors


Apple’s marketing for the recently-announced 2019 MacBook Pro emphasizes how much faster it than last year’s model, and now a benchmark score may confirm that this macOS laptop is almost 30 percen...


[Thu May 23rd 9:45 pm] Snapchat employees abused company data access tools to spy on users


According to a report on Thursday, a number of Snap employees abused privileged data management tools to snoop on Snapchat users, in some cases potentially gaining access to location and co...


[Thu May 23rd 9:44 pm] Heads of NASA and NOAA warn 5G could mean less time to flee a deadly hurricane


It’s become increasingly clear that the wireless industry is trying to push the idea of speedy 5G wireless...


[Thu May 23rd 9:17 pm] IGTV Now Supporting Landscape Video


IGTV, Instagram’s long-form video platform, is going to support landscape videos, The Verge reported. Previously only portrait videos could be uploaded. The change means YouTube content can be cross...


[Thu May 23rd 9:03 pm] Fresh App Store monopoly lawsuit arrives after US Supreme Court ruling


Taking advantage of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, a new class action lawsuit accuses Apple of artificially inflating App Store prices through a claimed monopoly on iOS app distribut...


[Thu May 23rd 8:42 pm] Cap One Spark Miles the latest to add PreCheck / Global Entry benefit


Heads up! We share savvy shopping and personal finance tips to put extra cash in your wallet. iMore may receive a commission from The Points Guy Affiliate Network. Capital One® just announced that...


[Thu May 23rd 8:42 pm] Cap One Spark Miles the latest to add PreCheck / Global Entry benefit


Heads up! We share savvy shopping and personal finance tips to put extra cash in your wallet. iMore may receive a commission from The Points Guy Affiliate Network. Capital One® just announced that...


[Thu May 23rd 8:08 pm] Analyst: Apple needs new services to succeed because existing ones will slow significantly


Apple Inc. needs to succeed with its new services offerings given that...


[Thu May 23rd 8:02 pm] In The Persistence of Chaos, Buy Six Notorious Computer Viruses For $1 Million


A computer infested with six of the word’s most infamous viruses is being sold as an art piece called ‘The Persistence of Chaos.’ The auction has topped US$1 million. Bidding for a laptop infect...


[Thu May 23rd 7:55 pm] GeekBench results begin to appear for Apple’s new 8-Core MacBook Pro


The new high-end 8-core 15-inch MacBook Pro that was announced on Tuesday offers significant performance improvements...


[Thu May 23rd 7:49 pm] Samsung Discussing Supplying MacBook Pro and iPad Pro OLED Screens


Samsung is reportedly being lined to up to supply OLED screen for 16-inch MacBook Pros and iPads. AppleInsider reported that negotiations are taking place. Samsung is also said to have sent samples f...


[Thu May 23rd 7:45 pm] New US bill would ban loot boxes in games for people under 18


Moving forward as promised, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri formally introduced a bill on Thursday that would halt sales of gaming loot boxes to people under 18.


[Thu May 23rd 7:35 pm] Spansive Launches Multi-Phone Wireless Charger Called Source


Spansive is launching a wireless charger that can charge multiple devices, no alignment needed. Basically, it’s everything that Apple promised with AirPower. Source uses software-defined induction t...


[Thu May 23rd 7:34 pm] Apple’s new MacBook Pros are up to $400 off with our exclusive promo codes


On Tuesday Apple announced a refresh of its MacBook Pro lineup featuring faster 8th- and 9th-generation Intel Core processors and a new keyboard design. We’ve partnered with Expercom, an authorized...


[Thu May 23rd 7:27 pm] Steve Jobs’ doodles reveal preoccupation with IBM


A new book compiling the doodles and jotted notes of famous figures includes two from Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, each with a cryptic reference to the bane of his existence, IBM. Debuting last week,...


[Thu May 23rd 7:27 pm] Windscribe VPN 2-Year Pro Subscription: $44.25 with Coupon Code


We have a deal for you on a two year pro subscription to Windscribe VPN. It works with iOS, Mac, Windows, Linux, and Android. The Canadian company features a strict no-logging policy and anonymous si...


[Thu May 23rd 7:07 pm] WWDC 2019 Nears, so Here’s my iOS 13 Wish List


WWDC 2019 is 11 days away, with the big keynote taking place on June 3. Andrew shares his iOS 13 wish list.


[Thu May 23rd 7:06 pm] First 8-core MacBook Pro performance gains spotted in Geekbench results


The first Geekbench results have landed today for the new 8-core MacBook Pro. Both the single-core and multi-core scores show improvements for the new notebook over the last generation MacBook Pro, w...


[Thu May 23rd 7:02 pm] How to Import Photos from Camera / SD Card to iPhone


Want to transfer photos from a digital camera to iPhone? You can easily import photos and video from a digital camera or SD card to an iPhone with the help of an appropriate adapter and the super simp...


[Thu May 23rd 6:58 pm] Turn your old Apple Watch into cash for a bargain upgrade


There’s never been a better time to upgrade your Apple Watch. Series 3 models are now available for under $200 — the lowest price yet — and smaller discounts on the Series 4 are popping up all t...


[Thu May 23rd 6:50 pm] Here Are the Top 5 Ways Thieves Steal iPhones (and How to Prevent Them)


iPhone thieves (and Apple itself) are in a constant battle for valuable customer data. Apple updates its iOS security features regularly so that thieves have an increasingly difficult time stealing da...


[Thu May 23rd 6:45 pm] Two years in, ‘Today at Apple’ is outgrowing Apple Retail Stores


The program has evolved so much, in fact, that it is beginning to outgrow the stores...


[Thu May 23rd 6:43 pm] Nectarine Apple Investor Presentation



[Thu May 23rd 6:34 pm] Mac Toolbar Labels and Accessibility


Interesting post — and that rarest of all beasts, a good comment thread — on a creeping trend in Mac app design: toolbars that don’t have an option to show text labels under the button icons. I...


[Thu May 23rd 6:22 pm] Vice News: Inside Huawei-Land


Tight 8-minute video tour of Huawei’s campus from Vice News: “We wanted to invite U.S. media to come ask any questions on behalf of American customers,” said Catherine Chen, Huawei’s corpo...


[Thu May 23rd 6:20 pm] Even Huawei’s CEO prefers iPhone


Rising trade tensions have brought calls in China to boycott Apple devices in favor of Huawei handsets, but the iPhone has an unlikely cheerleader: the CEO of Huawei admits he buys iPhones for his fam...


[Thu May 23rd 6:14 pm] Chinese man pleads guilty of defrauding Apple out of 1,500 iPhones


Over the span of two years, a Chinese national in Oregon sent devices that looked like iPhones to Apple...


[Thu May 23rd 6:12 pm] Leaked Email Shows Tesla Q2 2019 to Beat Q4 Record


An internal email from Tesla CEO Elon Musk shows that the company will beat its Q4 2018 record of 90,700 vehicles sold.


[Thu May 23rd 6:00 pm] Korvpressor 2 massages your songs to perfection


Korvpressor 2 makes an already impressive app into beautiful must-have audio tool (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


[Thu May 23rd 5:59 pm] Instagram drops vertical-only IGTV video requirement based on creator feedback


A TikTok-like algorithm and a streamlined interface aren’t the only changes coming to IGTV. Instagram announced today that its long-form video feature is forgoing its vertical-only format restricti...


[Thu May 23rd 5:51 pm] Plex update brings improved iOS controls and Apple TV audio features, more


Plex is out today with an update to several platforms including iOS, Apple TV, and the web. iOS now has improved controls like a new volume UI, while Plex users on Apple TV gain features like gapless...


[Thu May 23rd 5:45 pm] iPhone XR vs. Galaxy S10E: How to choose the best phone video - CNET


Both phones cost $750 and have comparable specs, but the right phone for you might be more than just choosing team Android or team iOS.


[Thu May 23rd 5:45 pm] Instagram’s vertical video days are finally over


Instagram is finally giving up on its mission to make vertical videos the most popular format viewed on phones. The company revealed today that it will now support landscape video on IGTV, its long fo...


[Thu May 23rd 5:37 pm] Play Date is a Handheld Game Console With a Hand Crank


Panic has made iOS and Mac software for over 20 years, like Coda, Transmit, and Prompt. They’re also the creators of the popular Firewatch game. Now they’ve decided to get into hardware with Play...


[Thu May 23rd 5:33 pm] 71% of Students Prefer Mac to PC


71% of students use or would prefer to use a Mac over a PC according to a new survey, but price is an issue.


[Thu May 23rd 5:30 pm] Most college students prefer Mac, if they can afford one


A majority of today’s college students are Mac fans. A new study found that 71 percent those in higher education either use or would like to use macOS computers. But there’s an important caveat: m...


[Thu May 23rd 5:27 pm] Samsung in talks with Apple to supply OLED screens for forthcoming 16-inch MacBook Pro, iPad Pro units


Apple surprised us earlier this week with new 2019 MacBook Pro models...


[Thu May 23rd 5:18 pm] Managing iCloud Passwords, Photo Editing – TMO Daily Observations 2019-05-23


Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss managing passwords in the Keychain utility, and some tips for editing photos.


[Thu May 23rd 5:17 pm] Samsung screens could be packed into OLED MacBook Pro, iPad Pro


Samsung will be at least one of the suppliers for future MacBook Pro and iPad Pro upgrades with OLED displays, according to a new report. The South Korean company, which already supplies OLED screens...


[Thu May 23rd 5:08 pm] Facebook Banned Over 2 billion Fake Accounts in Q1 2019


Facebook banned 2.19 billion fake accounts in the first quarter of 2019 – that is the equivalent of its entire existing userbase.


[Thu May 23rd 5:08 pm] Facebook Banned Over 2 Million Fake Accounts in Q1 2019


Facebook banned 2.19 billion fake accounts in the first quarter of 2019 – that is the equivalent of its entire existing userbase.


[Thu May 23rd 5:00 pm] FAQ: Do You Really Need Antivirus Software for Your Apple Devices?


In the wake of recent hacks and news about widespread vulnerabilities, you may be wondering how you can protect yourself. For example, do you need antivirus software for Apple devices? If you’re loo...


[Thu May 23rd 4:50 pm] STRAYLIGHT is a new instrument for cinematic sound design, scoring


Native Instruments has released STRAYLIGHT (https://www.native-instruments.com/straylight), a KONTAKT instrument for sound designers and film, TV, and game composers.  It combines specialized grain a...


[Thu May 23rd 4:47 pm] Spansive’s Source wirelessly charges four smartphones at a time, even through thick cases and PopSockets


Spansive, a newcomer to the wireless charging market is out today with a unique product aimed at families and households with multiple smartphones. The new Source Qi wireless charger can power up to...


[Thu May 23rd 4:46 pm] MacBook Pro Touch Bar vs MacBook Pro


Should you buy the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar or opt for the cheaper non-Touch Bar model? We compare the 13in MacBook Pro Touch Bar and standard MacBook Pro.


[Thu May 23rd 4:43 pm] Samsung reportedly being tapped for 16-inch MacBook Pro, iPad Pro


Apple is considering the possibility of adding flexible OLED displays to its MacBook Pro and iPad Pro lines, a report claims, a component that could be supplied by Samsung using a slightly...


[Thu May 23rd 4:31 pm] The five ways iPhones have killed people – leaving them with blood pouring from their ears


THEY’RE the world’s most popular phone – but the iPhone could also be the world’s deadliest device, with the death toll from accidental electrocution rising. This week, a toddler in India was...


[Thu May 23rd 4:24 pm] Revived bill proposes safeguards against warrantless data searches at US borders


U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rand Paul (R-KY) have reintroduced a bill that would block the government from searching iPhones, MacBooks, and other devices at the border without a warr...


[Thu May 23rd 4:23 pm] Amazon Developing Device that Can Read Human Emotions


Amazon is working on a device designed to read human emotions, Bloomberg News reported.  The product is being developed by the people that brought us the Fire phone and Echo smart speaker, as well...


[Thu May 23rd 4:18 pm] Gene Munster: Apple would have the inside track on buying Tesla


Apple reportedly bid $240 a share for Tesla back in 2013...


[Thu May 23rd 4:12 pm] New iPad Air hits all-time low, HomePod is $194, and MacBook Pro deals today only


The new iPad Air hits an all-time low price, refurb HomePod is yours at $194, and Apple’s mid-2018 MacBook Pro is on sale. Hit the jump for the rest of today’s best deals in this edition of 9to5T...


[Thu May 23rd 4:11 pm] 2019 iPhone Model Numbers Found in Eurasian Economic Commission Listings


Model numbers for what are assumed to be the 2019 iPhones have appeared in Eurasian Economic Commission regulatory documents.


[Thu May 23rd 4:00 pm] Wireless charger suggests AirPower’s problems are solvable


We waited two years for AirPower and in the end, Apple could not deliver. Numerous engineering challenges forced Apple to do something it rarely does – give up. But the hurdles facing the team produ...


[Thu May 23rd 3:47 pm] The Playdate gaming handheld is a Game Boy-Model T mashup by Firewatch publisher Panic


Mac and iOS app maker Panic has announced a new handheld video-game system called Playdate that has a black-and-white screen and a crank.


[Thu May 23rd 3:29 pm] Huawei CEO and founder admits he buys iPhones for his family


Huawei CEO and founder Ren Zhengfei revealed he bought Apple iPhones for his family...


[Thu May 23rd 3:27 pm] Ars: ‘Why the Quirky Playdate Portable Could Succeed Where Ouya Failed’


Kyle Orland, writing at Ars Technica: This is the hipster microbrew of the console world, mixing in weird gaming flavors and unique controller ingredients that the Sony/Budweisers and Nintendo/Mil...


[Thu May 23rd 3:26 pm] After two years, Today at Apple is outgrowing Apple Stores


It’s impossible to talk about Apple retail in 2019 without mentioning Today at Apple. The program of creative sessions has become a primary force driving the philosophy, architecture, and organizat...


[Thu May 23rd 3:10 pm] Pegatron Looks to Expand Product Assembly to More Countries


Apple manufacturer Pegatron will start assembling MacBooks and iPads in Indonesia starting in June.


[Thu May 23rd 3:05 pm] Apple WWDC 2019 news – major iPhone update, new Mac and what to expect


APPLE is cooking up some major announcements for its annual WWDC developer conference. The tech titan is planning to launch a treasure trove of new features for its iPhone, iPad and Mac ranges in June...


[Thu May 23rd 3:00 pm] Far East Brokers Recalls Pineapple Corer & Slicers Due to Laceration Hazard


WASHINGTON, May 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Recall Summary Name of Product: Fabulous Home Pineapple Corer & Slicers Hazard: The metal blade of the slicer can detach, posing a laceration hazard to the con...


[Thu May 23rd 2:59 pm] 11 New iPhone Models Appear in Eurasian Database


One of the biggest challenges to Apple’s culture of secrecy is the number of regulatory hurdles that the company must clear in order to release new products. In fact, this was the very reason that S...


[Thu May 23rd 2:57 pm] Apple iOS 13: New features, release date and rumor roundup - CNET


At WWDC 2019 in June, Apple is set to unveil the next big updates for the iPhone and iPad.


[Thu May 23rd 2:36 pm] MacBook Pro 2020 release date, 16in MacBook Pro news and rumours


Apple is said to be planning to launch a 16in MacBook Pro with a 4K screen, here are all the rumours


[Thu May 23rd 2:35 pm] QNAP ships Mac-compatible USB-C to 5-gig Ethernet adapter


QNAP on Thursday introduced the QNA-UC5G1T, an adapter bridging USB-C Macs with Ethernet connections running up to 5 gigabits per second.


[Thu May 23rd 2:26 pm] Amazon knocks $470 off Renewed 2018 13-inch MacBook Pros today only


Back by popular demand, Woot on Amazon is delivering the lowest prices anywhere on Mid 2018 13-inch MacBook Pros with Touch Bar through the Amazon Renewed program.


[Thu May 23rd 2:17 pm] Apple Vindicated as U.S. Court Declares Qualcomm Guilty of ‘Extensive’ Anticompetitive Conduct


Apple infamously settled its dispute with Qualcomm last month, but just because the iPhone maker was willing to lay down arms didn’t mean that some of its accusations against the behemoth chip maker...


[Thu May 23rd 2:08 pm] Pegatron moving iPad and MacBook manufacturing out of China


Apple manufacturer Pegatron is reportedly set to start assembling MacBooks and iPads in Indonesia, starting next month. The news comes at a time when more and more people are concerned about a burgeon...


[Thu May 23rd 2:03 pm] Research 7 out of 10 students in higher ed use, or would prefer to use, Apple Macintosh


Jamf today announced the results of an independent survey on higher ed students’ device preference...


[Thu May 23rd 1:48 pm] Huawei OS could fight Android (and Windows) next year


Huawei is developing its own operating system that will power its smartphones and other devices if it cannot rely on Android. Richard Yu, head of the company’s consumer division, has now confirmed t...


[Thu May 23rd 1:42 pm] Total War: Three Kingdoms for Mac out today, with early purchase reward


Feral Interactive has announced that the historical strategy game Total War: Three Kingdoms is out today for Mac, Windows, and Linux … The post Total War: Three Kingdoms for Mac out today, with e...


[Thu May 23rd 1:30 pm] Ditch portable batteries for a mobile charging hub [Deals]


Being able to charge mobile devices on the go is a must. But as technology improves, portable batteries are evolving into something a lot more than just an extra battery in your backpack. Nowadays, yo...


[Thu May 23rd 1:22 pm] How to Use macOS Keychain Access to Beef up iCloud Keychain


Did you know that iCloud Keychain is synced with macOS’s Keychain Access utility? You can add website logins directly to Keychain Access, and have it synced to your iOS devices.


[Thu May 23rd 1:15 pm] ChronoSync for macOS revved to version 4.9.3


Econ Technologies (www.econtechnologies.com) has released ChronoSync 4.9.3, an update to their multipurpose app for local and cloud backup, bootable clones and folder synchronizing under macOS. Accord...


[Thu May 23rd 1:09 pm] Total War: Three Kingdoms comes to the Mac


Feral Interactive says the historical strategy game Total War: Three Kingdoms is out now on macOS and Linux, the same day as the Windows release. Developed by Creative Assembly and published by SEGA...


[Thu May 23rd 1:04 pm] Jamf data claims most students would use a Mac - if they could afford it


Most college and university students would choose to use a Mac, but price is a considerable barrier, according to a survey commissioned by Apple-oriented device management firm Jamf.


[Thu May 23rd 1:01 pm] A warranty fraudster tricked Apple into replacing 1,500 fake iPhones


Apparently, some counterfeit iPhones are good enough to fool Apple itself -- especially if they can't be switched on. Quan Jiang, a Chinese national living in Oregon, allegedly took advantage of that...


[Thu May 23rd 1:00 pm] Apple registers 11 new iPhone models in Eurasian regulatory database


Like clockwork the past few years, Apple devices have been showing up in the Eurasian Economic Commission...


[Thu May 23rd 1:00 pm] Survey finds 67% of students say they would choose organization that offers choice in computer


Jamf, the popular mobile device management solution for Apple, commissioned a survey through research firm Vanson Bourne on the device preferences of college students. The survey found that two-third...