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[Sun Dec 16th 1:42 am] Apple lied about iPhone X screen size and pixel count, lawsuit alleges - CNET


The plaintiffs are seeking class action status.


[Sun Dec 16th 1:00 am] Score a slick, self-flying drone with premium optics [Deals]


Drones are super-cool, super-fun — and often, super-expensive. For many of us, they can seem forever out of reach, and probably too complicated to learn. Not so with this feature-loaded, uber-portab...


[Sun Dec 16th 12:40 am] Cydia, Onetime Hotspot for Apple Jailbreakers, Shuts Down Purchasing Functions


Cydia, a store for applications that run on jailbroken iPhones and other Apple devices, is shutting down the ability to buy and sell apps on its platform, TechCrunch reported on Saturday....


[8:48 pm] Lawsuit alleges Apple’s iPhone XS marketing images deceptively hide the notch


A lawsuit has been filed against Apple this week by a man and women claiming prominent iPhone XS and iPhone XS marketing photos on Apple.com are overly deceptive in hiding the notch. The lawyer for t...


[5:28 pm] This week’s top stories: Apple Music launches on Amazon Echo, a major Philips Hue update, more


In this week’s top stories: A closer look at the Apple Watch Series 4’s Heart Rate app, aggressive new in-store iPhone marketing, Apple releases iOS 12.1.2 and watchOS 5.1.3 to beta testers, and...


[4:55 pm] Woman says water-resistant iPhone helped save her life after rough waters capsized her boat in Japan


We often hear stories of the Apple Watch saving people’s lives, but this time it’s someone’s iPhone receiving the life-saving credit. While on a trip to Japan, Rachel Neal and her friends chart...


[4:27 pm] Benchmarked: Razer Blade Stealth versus 13-inch MacBook Pro with function keys


At $1,600, the 2019 13-inch Razer Blade Stealth represents an incredible value, boasting a 1.8GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, 256GB of storage and a powerful dedicated M...


[4:18 pm] How to Disable Video Autoplay in Mac App Store


The Mac App Store defaults to auto-playing videos, but if you’re not a fan of autoplaying video let alone in the Mac App Store, you can disable that capability. When you turn off video autoplay in t...


[4:00 pm] Turn your iPad into a podcasting machine [Cult of Mac Magazine No. 275]


The iPad Pro is pro enough for almost anything, but one thing it still can’t handle is making a Skype or FaceTime call and recording it at the same time. This is a total pain for podcasters who like...


[3:55 pm] Comment: With even Apple now offering HomePod discounts, should its regular price become $249?


One of the most popular deals this holiday shopping season over at 9to5Toys has been the HomePod, discounted as low as $250 through retailers like Target and Best Buy. Now, Apple itself getting in on...


[3:15 pm] Today in Apple history: ‘Let It Snow!’ is iTunes’ 25 millionth download


December 15, 2003: Almost eight months after launching the iTunes Music Store, Apple celebrates its 25 millionth download. The song in question? Appropriately enough for this time of year, a Frank Sin...


[2:30 pm] International roaming is a killer. This $42 chip keeps your travel fees in check. [Deals]


If you’ve ever made calls or used data across international borders without checking on your service plan specifics first, that’s likely a mistake you won’t make again. It’s called internation...


[2:00 pm] Three ways Apple could improve macOS and iOS deployments in 2019


As we head into the new year, I’ve been pondering ways Apple could improve macOS and iOS deployments in my school. Back in October, I wrote about the fact that Google was soon to be adding an LDAP...


[1:00 pm] The 29 best AR apps for iOS that you need try - CNET


Here are our favorite augmented reality apps for Apple devices.


[12:00 pm] 10 tricks every iPhone user will wish they knew sooner


You can customize almost everything you see and hear, and just when you think you’ve got a handle on it all, a new trick comes along.        


[12:00 pm] 10 tricks every iPhone user will wish they knew sooner


You can customize almost everything you see and hear, and just when you think you’ve got a handle on it all, a new trick comes along.        


[5:30 am] Jailbreaking takes a hit as Cydia "app store" shutters


The end may be nigh for iOS jailbreaking as the Cydia Store officially shut down this week.


[5:15 am] The Cydia Store, an app store for jailbroken iOS devices, is shutting down its payments backend (Peter Cao/9to5Mac)


Peter Cao / 9to5Mac: The Cydia Store, an app store for jailbroken iOS devices, is shutting down its payments backend  —  After many years of being available to users as a way to fully customize...


[12:09 am] Get Hyper’s new iPad Pro USB-C hub + battery packs, wireless chargers and more 20-40% off


Thanks to our sponsor Hyper, 9to5 readers can get an exclusive 20% off everything sitewide and 40% off its new USB-C Hub for iPad Pro on Kickstarter. Get 20% off sitewide on Hyper USB-C hubs, wirele...


[12:06 am] This $25 iPhone X case heals itself from scratches


When you have a smartphone case that’s covered in little scratches and swirl marks, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. After all, it means the case is doing its job. It’s still no fun to look a...


[12:04 am] Apple lied about iPhone X screen size and pixel count, lawsuit alleges - CNET


The plaintiffs are seeking class action status.


[12:00 am] The App Store for jailbroken devices, Cydia, officially shuts down


After many years of being available to users as a way to fully customize the operating system, the Cydia Store (which was only available to jalibroken devices) is today shutting down. The post The...


[Fri Dec 14th 11:45 pm] The Full-Length Trailer for ‘Star Trek: Discovery,’ Season 2


Space.com writes: “CBS is certainly providing enough fodder for Star Trek excitement to hit full-on fever pitch come January. Fans had a new teaser only two weeks ago, and then, last week, it was th...


[Fri Dec 14th 11:34 pm] Class Action Lawsuit Says Apple Lied About iPhone’s Display (and Notch)


A newly filed lawsuit is accusing Apple of willfully deceiving consumers about its OLED iPhone’s pixel count — and the notch. The suit, which was filed in the Northern District of California Frida...


[Fri Dec 14th 11:31 pm] Google Won’t Sell Facial Recognition Software. Yet.


A senior Google executive said the company will work through technology and policy issue before it sells its facial recognition software.


[Fri Dec 14th 11:27 pm] App Analytics from new Mojave Mac App Store now Available


Developers can now access analytics from apps in the new macOS Mojave App Store via the App Store Connect service.


[Fri Dec 14th 11:25 pm] Mujjo Folio Sleeve for the New 13″ MacBook Air and Pro


Mujjo released a very smart leather-folio case for the new 13″ MacBook Air and MacBook Pro on Wednesday. It has a single-leather panel on the outside and zips that go around three sides to make acce...


[Fri Dec 14th 11:24 pm] Tony Hawk’s Skate Jam for iOS is Here


My fellow children of the 90s…prepare to get nostalgic – Tony Hawk’s Skate Jams has arrived on iOS! This modern take on the skateboarding game is available to download from the app store now. It...


[Fri Dec 14th 11:21 pm] Apple Releasing Updates Next Week to try and Resolve Qualcomm China Dispute


Apple will release software updates next week in a bid to overturn the ban on sales of some iPhone models in China.


[Fri Dec 14th 11:18 pm] Russian Robot Exposed as a Fake


A Russian state-owned TV news channel proudly showed off a “state-of-the-art” robot at a technology forum for children this week.  Boris appeared to walk, talk, and dance. Except, as the Telegra...


[Fri Dec 14th 11:15 pm] Apple Watch Popularity Expected to Soar Thanks to a Surprising Group


There’s no denying that wearables like the Apple Watch, Fitbit Ionic and Galaxy Gear have become wildly popular, especially among younger, more active users who depend on them for accurate fitness,...


[Fri Dec 14th 11:03 pm] Here’s How Apple Plans to Bypass the iPhone Ban in China


Earlier this week, a Chinese court granted Qualcomm an import ban on a series of iPhone models — from the iPhone 6s to the iPhone X — after it found that those devices had allegedly violated two o...


[Fri Dec 14th 10:33 pm] Apple Music now streams on Echo speakers


Apple Music support on Echo speakers is here earlier than expected. Users in the United States have been able to connect their Apple Music account in the Alexa app and play music through Amazon's line...


[Fri Dec 14th 10:32 pm] Apple Music now available on Amazon Echo speakers via Alexa in the U.S.


Apple Music support on Amazon Echo speakers is starting to roll out in the United States...


[Fri Dec 14th 10:15 pm] How not to burglarize an Apple Store


If you’ve ever considered breaking into an Apple Store with a U-Haul truck, don’t bother: it won’t work. A couple of guys tried it in Berkeley, California last night and got away with exactly no...


[Fri Dec 14th 10:01 pm] Class action suit alleges Apple lies to customers over size and resolution of iPhone X, XS & XS Max


A class action lawsuit launched on Friday accuses Apple of making fraudulent marketing claims...


[Fri Dec 14th 10:00 pm] How to Use a VPN to Improve Security on Your MacOS Device


Working on a Mac is super easy. There are no drivers and no fussy installation processes. There are several reasons why people buy Apple devices. They may cost more initially, but their value doesn’...


[Fri Dec 14th 9:57 pm] The High Cost of Being Loyal to Apple


This week’s Particle Debris leads with an interesting aspect of being loyal to Apple and how much that costs.


[Fri Dec 14th 9:30 pm] Ever Wonder Why Your iPhone’s Charging Cable Is So Short?


Whether you’ve been using Apple products for years, or are a new convert, you may have noticed a very common complaint: the charging cable is short – very short. In fact, that few feet of cable-le...


[Fri Dec 14th 9:20 pm] Apple heads to 7-month low as more analysts cut estimates


Apple Inc. fell on Friday, with shares on course to close at their lowest level since April...


[Fri Dec 14th 9:00 pm] Latest Facebook Scandal May Have Exposed Photos of 6.8 Million Users


Another day, another Facebook data scandal. The latest privacy blunder from the Menlo Park firm involves personal photos. Facebook revealed in a developer update on Friday that a bug in its Photo API...


[Fri Dec 14th 8:53 pm] Review: Satechi’s Aluminum Keyboard is a great alternative to Apple’s more expensive space gray option


Apple made its Magic Keyboard available in space gray as a standalone purchase this past March after first coming exclusively with the iMac Pro. However, the space gray Magic Keyboard saw a price bum...


[Fri Dec 14th 8:51 pm] Class action suit alleges Apple lies to customers over size & resolution of iPhone X, XS & XS Max


A class action lawsuit launched on Friday accuses Apple of making fraudulent marketing claims about both the size and pixel count of its OLED iPhone displays, claiming the company literally...


[Fri Dec 14th 8:38 pm] Premiere issue of Macworld autographed by Steve Jobs sells for $47,775


A copy of the first issue of Macworld bearing the rare signature of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs...


[Fri Dec 14th 8:31 pm] If You Use Any of the Passwords on This List, Change Them Right Now


In recent years we’ve witnessed an uptick in high-profile data breaches, which have most often resulted in user account credentials and sensitive information (i.e., passwords) inadvertently being le...


[Fri Dec 14th 8:30 pm] Apple inks deal to create new Peanuts TV shows


Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang have scored a new contract with Apple. The iPhone-maker has reportedly struck a deal with DHX Media that will give Apple exclusive access to new...


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[Fri Dec 14th 8:09 pm] Apple bringing back Charlie Brown, Snoopy as part of new Peanuts series - CNET


Astronaut Snoopy will also be featured in science-related shorts exclusive to Apple.


[Fri Dec 14th 8:02 pm] First issue of Macworld signed by Steve Jobs fetches $47,775 at auction


A copy of the first issue of Macworld bearing the rare signature of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has sold at auction, with the item far exceeding its estimate and selling for $47,775 when bi...


[Fri Dec 14th 8:01 pm] How to play Apple Music on your Amazon Echo


Amazon’s Alexa speakers can finally connect to your Apple Music account. Support for Apple Music on the Amazon Echo was rolled out to owners today, giving iPhone and iPad owners the option to pump o...


[Fri Dec 14th 7:58 pm] Apple Music Is Finally Rolling Out to Amazon Echo Devices Today


Support for Apple Music on Amazon’s Echo lineup of speakers is starting to roll out to users in the U.S. today. It’s worth noting that the rollout is a few days ahead of schedule since it was orig...


[Fri Dec 14th 7:42 pm] How to link Apple Music to your Amazon Echo and set it as the default service


Listen up, Apple Music subscribers—HomePod isn’t the only smart speaker that can handle your tunes anymore. Apple has teamed up with Amazon to allow streaming on Echo devices, so all of your so...


[Fri Dec 14th 7:34 pm] Apple’s Wall Street Cheerleaders Grow Muted


For Apple, this all seems a case of “catch a falling knife” – that is, if we are referring to the stock price. The stock has slid roughly 15 percent in the past month alone, with sentiment souri...


[Fri Dec 14th 7:30 pm] Apple shows how to select new tech hub locations with class


One tech giant strung dozens of North American cities through a circus-like contest...


[Fri Dec 14th 7:26 pm] T-Mobile and Sprint merger will reportedly be cleared by US national security panel


T-Mobile and Sprint have shared the news today with CNBC that their merger deal is expected to be cleared by a US national security panel. The approval is said to stem from both parent companies of t...


[Fri Dec 14th 7:20 pm] BONX Grip: A Group Chat Earpiece for the Outdoorsman


It’s an outdoor group talk system for active people like runners, cyclists, hikers, etc. They let you create a group chat with up to 10 people.


[Fri Dec 14th 7:20 pm] 5G Rollout, Apple v. Qualcomm – TMO Daily Observations 2018-12-14


Today on TDO: 5G networks flaws/rollout, and an Apple v Qualcomm (software) update. Charlotte Henry, Andrew Orr, and host Kelly Guimont.


[Fri Dec 14th 7:03 pm] 7 Sneaky Ways Your Personal Data Is Being Collected


Just a few days ago, the New York Times published a bombshell report revealing the extent of the data collection and harvesting of some iOS and Android apps. But an app using Location Services isn’t...


[Fri Dec 14th 6:51 pm] How to play Apple Music from your Amazon Alexa devices


AppleInsider walks you through how to enable Apple Music and play what you want from the service on your Amazon Alexa devices in a few easy steps.


[Fri Dec 14th 6:41 pm] How to Add a Second Person or Face to Face ID on iPhone or iPad


You can add a second person to Face ID for authentication on an iPhone or iPad. Alternatively, you can use this same feature to add your own face again but with a vastly different appearance. For exam...


[Fri Dec 14th 6:40 pm] Apple expands animated collection with Charlie Brown ‘Peanuts’ content for upcoming streaming service


Apple struck a deal today with DHX Media to produce new animated content with Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang for its upcoming video streaming service. The deal comes as Apple aggress...


[Fri Dec 14th 6:35 pm] Apple predictions for 2019: What business pros can expect


While predictions are tricky business, here are three events Erik Eckel believes 2019 holds in store for business professionals who rely upon Apple technologies.


[Fri Dec 14th 6:26 pm] Free Apple II papercraft makes a perfect Christmas tree ornament


The city of Winnipeg in Canada has three-quarters of a million people yet Rocky Bergen felt alone when it came to his love of vintage computers. But thanks to his papercraft models of classic machines...


[Fri Dec 14th 6:26 pm] How to Get an iOS Linux Shell On your iPad or iPhone


OSXDaily has a cool tip on how to put an iOS Linux shell on your iPhone or iPad. It involves installing an app called iSH through TestFlight. You can also side load it. In case it’s not obvious, iSH...


[Fri Dec 14th 6:10 pm] Apple Music goes live for some on Amazon Alexa devices


Three days days ahead of schedule, Amazon has made Apple Music available to at least some of its Alexa owners.


[Fri Dec 14th 6:00 pm] Apple Lands New ‘Peanuts’ Content From DHX Media


In a highly competitive situation, Apple has made a deal with DHX Media to produce new “Peanuts” content for the tech giant’s upcoming streaming service, Variety has learned. DHX and its subsidi...


[Fri Dec 14th 5:55 pm] Apple says a Chinese iPhone ban would force a settlement with Qualcomm


Apple Inc. says a Chinese ban on sales of the iPhone will force it to settle...


[Fri Dec 14th 5:51 pm] 9 best apps for building presentations in iOS - CNET


You can create presentations from an iPhone or iPad, with nearly all the bells and whistles to make them more visual and less boring.


[Fri Dec 14th 5:49 pm] Apple Music now live on Amazon Echo speakers using Alexa


Apple Music support on Amazon Echo speakers is starting to roll out through the Alexa app on iOS and Android a few days ahead of schedule. You can now connect your Apple Music account with Echo speak...


[Fri Dec 14th 5:30 pm] 9to5Toys Lunch Break: Up to 30% off iPad, Best Buy 3-Day Sale, refurb MacBook Pro from $1,200, more


9to5Toys now has a new app! Download it to stay to date on the best gear and deals on the web. Plus don’t forget to check us out on Apple News and sign up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sur...


[Fri Dec 14th 5:27 pm] Apple to Update iPhones in China to Avoid Sales Ban


Apple is pushing out a software update to iPhones in China to address a recent court order obtained by Qualcomm that banned the sale of certain iPhone models in the country. The update will allow the...


[Fri Dec 14th 5:02 pm] Facebook says bug may have briefly exposed photos of 6.8 million app users


Between Sept. 13 and Sept. 25, a bug temporarily exposed more photos than intended to third-party apps that use Facebook logins, the social network acknowledged on Friday.


[Fri Dec 14th 5:00 pm] What Apple’s new U.S. job additions tell us about their future product plans


This week, Apple announced that it would be expanding its footprint in several U.S. cities outside the Bay Area...


[Fri Dec 14th 5:00 pm] Satechi unveils new gold USB-C hub lineup to match the 2018 MacBook Air


Satechi has today unveiled new variants of its USB-C hub lineup to match the new tone of gold on the 2018 MacBook Air. New options with the fresh color include the Pro Hub Adapter, Slim Multi-Port Ad...


[Fri Dec 14th 5:00 pm] Instant, Fully Anonymous Cryptocurrency Wallet PTPWallet Launches on Android and iOS


TORONTO, Dec. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- After 11 months of development, CannaSOS has finished development of PTPWallet, a hybrid cryptocurrency platform created to connect businesses and users in the c...


[Fri Dec 14th 4:54 pm] Last minute holiday deals: Free 1TB G-Drive and up to $300 off popular 13" and 15" MacBook Pros


To celebrate the holiday season, B&H is giving away a free 1TB G-Drive with popular 13-inch MacBook Pros and 2018 15-inch MacBook Pros. This deal, which is in addition to cash savings of up...


[Fri Dec 14th 4:36 pm] Fortnite’s Infinity Blade is getting a big nerf


Fortnite’s newest item, which has seen a lot of criticism since being added to Battle Royale this week, is getting a big nerf. Developer Epic Games has confirmed it is taking away the ability to har...


[Fri Dec 14th 4:09 pm] Apple seeks to offset Chinese ‘iPhone ban’ by boosting production by exempt supplier Pegatron


Apple is in talks to shift production of older iPhones to a key Taiwanese supplier...


[Fri Dec 14th 4:05 pm] Facebook admits unshared photos from 6.8 million users affected by latest privacy flaw


The latest Facebook security blunder involves photos from 6.8 million users. The company shared in an update on its developer page today that a bug allowed third-parties to see photos from Facebook u...


[Fri Dec 14th 3:45 pm] Comment: Are Apple products getting more expensive? That depends …


It’s almost accepted as a truism now that Apple products are getting more expensive – and indeed, there’s plenty of data to support that contention. Go back to 2014, for example, and the averag...


[Fri Dec 14th 3:34 pm] Don’t Be Fooled By The 5G Hype Train


Carriers insist that 2020 will be the year of 5G. Apple says it won’t have 5G iPhones until 2020. But it’s going to take years for widespread rollout. The industry is doing its best to hype 5G up...


[Fri Dec 14th 3:25 pm] Apple Expects to Have 1,000 Employees in Culver City by 2022


Apple announced plans to boost its L.A. presence, saying it expects to have 1,000 employees in Culver City, Calif., over the next three years, including its growing entertainment team. The move is par...


[Fri Dec 14th 3:16 pm] Rest In Peace: Apple Music Connect Has Died


You can still find Connect content through search results, but Apple will remove artist-submitted posts in May.


[Fri Dec 14th 3:05 pm] Australian CommBank Adding Apple Pay in January


Apple Pay adoption in Australia has been slow because of tough negotiations. However, CommBank will be supporting the payment service starting in January 2019. Currently you can order and activate a...


[Fri Dec 14th 3:03 pm] Streaming TV shows surpass broadcast for the first time


The era of Peak TV hit a record-breaking peak in 2018 with the relative newbies...


[Fri Dec 14th 2:41 pm] Top Apple analyst predicts shrinking iPhone sales in 2019


Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is one of the more reliable Apple watchers out there. And he doesn’t have good news for the company. In his latest note to clients, Kuo slashes his estimate on the number of iPh...


[Fri Dec 14th 2:40 pm] Apple Orders J.J. Abrams Series Starring Jennifer Garner


Apple gave a straight-to-series order of a show starring Jennifer Garner, and produced by J.J. Abrams called My Glory Was I Had Such Friends.


[Fri Dec 14th 2:35 pm] ‘Donald’ debuts on ‘Top 100 Worst Passwords of 2018’ list


Bad habits die hard, according to SplashData’s eighth annual list of Worst Passwords of the Year...


[Fri Dec 14th 2:30 pm] Get 6 essential Mac apps for storytelling in the digital age [Deals]


These days, everybody is a storyteller. But if you want to be effective spinning yarns in the 21st century, you need the right tools. So this roundup of six powerful Mac apps is a must-see for any mod...


[Fri Dec 14th 2:19 pm] ​Apple seeks to resolve China iPhone ban with software update


Apple is attempting to resolve China’s ban on sales of certain iPhones with a software update for users in the region, in its latest move in a legal battle with Qualcomm over patent infringement....


[Fri Dec 14th 2:09 pm] Struggling iPhone display maker looking for other ways to make money


Just a few years back, Japan Display was talking about building a $1.4 billion factory to create iPhone displays for Apple. Jump forward to 2018 and the company is having to reimagine its future for a...


[Fri Dec 14th 2:01 pm] Catch our favorite gadgets of 2018, this week on The CultCast


This week on The CultCast: it’s all our favorite gadgets of 2018! Well, not all, but lots of them. We didn’t have time to get through them all but we tried real hard. Plus: Apple is finally gearin...


[Fri Dec 14th 1:59 pm] Apple plans iOS 12 patch, increase in Pegatron iPhone assembly to skirt China ban


Besides just an iOS 12 patch, Apple may shift some of its iPhone production between its assembly partner to mitigate some of the effects of the Chinese sales ban in its patent fight with Qu...


[Fri Dec 14th 1:58 pm] Apple will tweak Chinese iPhones to comply with Qualcomm ruling


Apple Inc will push a software update to Chinese iPhone users early next week...


[Fri Dec 14th 1:54 pm] 2018 saw people use eleven new dumb passwords – including ‘Donald’


Each year, SplashData carries out an analysis of leaked passwords to find the top 25 dumb passwords. This year, the company had five million passwords to work from, most of them from hacks in the US...


[Fri Dec 14th 1:52 pm] Saving your iPhone battery life, doctors at Apple, and potential iPhone bans on the AppleInsider Podcast


This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor speaks with Jason Appelbaum, CEO of Evercharge.net about changing our charging habits to increase battery longevity. Victor and William talk ab...


[Fri Dec 14th 1:47 pm] Apple Music support hits Amazon Echo speakers


Apple Music support for Amazon Echo devices has arrived, a few days earlier than it was scheduled to hit on December 17th. It’s rolling out now on the Alexa app for iOS and Android, adding App...


[Fri Dec 14th 1:43 pm] Giving Up Meat Won’t Cure Climate Change


I’ve seen a lot of these headlines. The latest one is from FastCompany: “If these insanely good athletes can give up meat, so can you.” Is that enough to fix climate change? Nope. The whole poin...


[Fri Dec 14th 1:43 pm] J.J. Abrams, Jennifer Garner will reunite to make Apple limited series - CNET


The Alias pair will make My Glory Was I Had Such Friends.


[Fri Dec 14th 1:34 pm] DEVONthink 2.11 adds push notifications for sync, support for JSON feeds


DEVONtechnologies has released DEVONthink 2.11, a feature update to its smart document and information manager for macOS.  DEVONthink saves all your documents, keeps them organized, and recalls them...


[Fri Dec 14th 1:00 pm] Today in Apple history: Apple buys ‘iPhone’ web domain


December 14, 1999: Apple acquires the domain name www.iphone.org, prompting years of speculation that Cupertino is considering building a cellphone. While the news generates interest, some take it as...


[Fri Dec 14th 1:00 pm] Lisa Appleton goes snorkelling in a thong as her boobs slip out of life jacket


LISA Appleton went snorkelling in a thong while on holiday in Thailand – and her boobs slipped out of her life jacket. The reality star, 50, let it all hang out before she took to the high seas in a...


[Fri Dec 14th 1:00 pm] Family Tree DNA review: Unique genealogical collaboration, but an outdated interface


Family Tree DNA is the oldest consumer genetic geneaology company, and its age can show for the wrong reasons. But there are still some great features to consider. Read our review to learn more.


[Fri Dec 14th 12:59 pm] PSA: If you have an iPhone 5S, and haven’t yet upgraded to iOS 12, you probably should


People with older iPhones often wonder whether they should upgrade when a new version of iOS is available. The concern is that asking older hardware to keep up with the demands of the latest whizzy f...


[Fri Dec 14th 12:49 pm] Best Buy’s new 3-day sale has last minute Apple, Sonos and Philips Hue gifts


Best Buy has launched its 3-day Gift Sale that’s good through Sunday. This time around we’re seeing deals on Apple gear, Sonos speakers, Philips Hue and much more. Free shipping is available for...


[Fri Dec 14th 12:20 pm] Unofficial project uses MusicKit to create an Apple Music web player


One big difference between Apple Music and Spotify is that the Cupertino company doesn’t allow full web access to your account. That’s a problem which now has a solution in the form of an unoffic...


[Fri Dec 14th 12:19 pm] Noted analyst cuts iPhone estimates



[Fri Dec 14th 12:17 pm] Ming-Chi Kuo cuts first quarter iPhone sales estimates by 20%, says iPhone XR demand is low


Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has significantly reduced his forecast for iPhone unit shipments in the upcoming quarters. In a new report today, Kuo says that lower demand for iPhone XR means he sees iPh...


[Fri Dec 14th 11:50 am] Apple will update iPhones in China in response to Qualcomm’s sales ban win


Qualcomm a few days ago scored a legal win against Apple in China, obtaining an injunction against several iPhone versions over alleged patent infringements. The new iPhones aren’t affected by the r...


[Fri Dec 14th 11:43 am] When will Tumblr ban adult content and is it back on the Apple’s App store?


SOCIAL networking app Tumblr is bringing in a complete porn ban in the coming days after users were blamed for uploading child abuse images to the site. Here’s what we know about the rules of the ba...


[Fri Dec 14th 11:11 am] Apple may shift more iPhone production to Pegatron to circumvent China iPhone sales ban


juApple may shift a larger portion of iPhone production to Pegatron, in order to comply with the iPhone sales ban injunction announced by a Chinese court on Monday. According to a report from Nikkei,...


[Fri Dec 14th 11:00 am] Shure SE535-V+BT1 Bluetooth earphones review


Let’s not beat around the bush: $400 is, for most of us, an insane amount of money to spend on a pair of Bluetooth earphones. For that price, they’d best sound significantly better than anythin...


[Fri Dec 14th 11:00 am] Aukey EP-B40 Latitude wireless earbuds review


Not everyone wants to spend $100 or more on a pair of Bluetooth earphones. Perhaps you’d rather save that cash for dinner with your partner, or maybe you’re hard on your belongings and easily l...


[Fri Dec 14th 11:00 am] Sennheiser CX 7.00BT in-ear wireless earbuds review


In North America, Sennheiser is best known for its professional-grade monitor headphones, microphones, and the sort of speakerphone hardware that you’ll find in an upscale office environment. Whi...


[Fri Dec 14th 11:00 am] V-Moda Forza Metallo wireless earphones review


For over a decade, V-Moda has worked hard to carve a niche for itself in the oversaturated world of personal audio. Sharp angles abound in its audacious headphone and earphone designs. The build qu...


[Fri Dec 14th 11:00 am] Jaybird X4 wireless sports earphones review


If you were to ask me to suggest a pair that will please most people—no matter their musical tastes or how they intend to use them—I’d recommend Jaybird’s X4 wireless sports earphones. Wate...


[Fri Dec 14th 11:00 am] Audio-Technica Solid Bass wireless in-ear headphones review


It’s possible to find surprisingly decent Bluetooth earphones for well under $100. Aukey’s EP-B40 Latitude Wireless Earphones are proof positive of this. However, for every pair of great, inexp...


[Fri Dec 14th 11:00 am] Blu-ray breakdown: The best movies newly available on disc


These recent, notable DVD and Blu-ray releases offer up cheery and chilling entertainment alike.


[Fri Dec 14th 10:44 am] Apple hopes iOS update will help overturn costly iPhone sales ban in China


Apple is rushing to release an iOS update in China to resolve potential infringement of Qualcomm patents. The news follows a report stating that a Chinese local sales ban of certain iPhone models woul...


[Fri Dec 14th 9:45 am] Password Creator 1.5 is optimized for macOS Mojave


Roberto Panetta has revved Password Creator, its password creation tool for the Mac to version 1.5. The app lets you create up to half million random unique passwords in a single click. Password Creat...


[Fri Dec 14th 9:19 am] WLAN market sees strong growth in quarter three


The combined enterprise and consumer wireless local area network (WLAN) market segments rose 6.9% year over year in the third quarter of 2018 (3Q18) with worldwide revenues of $2.7 billion.  Accordin...


[Fri Dec 14th 8:01 am] How to view Activity summary on Apple Watch


The Apple Watch to many is a fitness device, among other things. Most users love using the Activity app on Apple Watch. At the end of each week, Apple Watch gives you an Activity summary. Follow alo...


[Fri Dec 14th 8:00 am] How to check your heart rate on Apple Watch


Apple Watch provides lots of useful data on your heart rate. It offers your average for each day overall, your resting average, walking average, and more. Read on for how to check your heart rate on...


[Fri Dec 14th 6:30 am] Scopely Drops the Anvil with Looney Tunes World of Mayhem


Leading mobile games publisher, Scopely today launches Looney Tunes World of Mayhem 13.0.4 for both iOS and Android. The game is packed with player vs. player prank-filled mayhem; featuring a cast of...


[Fri Dec 14th 6:15 am] Review: Kingston Bolt is an easy way to add extra storage to your iPhone or iPad


Kingston Bolt is a dual-purpose Lightning/USB drive that effortlessly allows you to store or backup photos and videos from a compatible iOS device.


[Fri Dec 14th 6:00 am] DEVONthink 2.11 adds push notifications for sync, support for JSON feeds


DEVONtechnologies today releases DEVONthink 2.11, an important feature update to its popular smart document and information manager for macOS. DEVONthink saves all your documents, keeps them organized...


[Fri Dec 14th 5:06 am] Apple to address Chinese iPhone ban with software update


After a Chinese court issued a preliminary injunction against certain iPhones for infringement of Qualcomm patents, Apple on Friday said it plans to push out a software update that could re...


[Fri Dec 14th 5:02 am] Apple to release an iOS update in China next week to address patents involved in Qualcomm case


Following China granting Qualcomm an import and sales ban on some iPhone models earlier this week, Apple announced this evening that it will release a software update to resolve any potential patent...


[Fri Dec 14th 4:53 am] Apple plans iPhone software update to reverse Chinese ban


Apple claims it has found a software solution to the court injunction which recently banned some of its older iPhones from being sold in China. In a statement to Reuters the company said it woul...


[Fri Dec 14th 2:45 am] CommBank announces it will support Apple Pay come January, making it the second to do so of the four big banks in Australia; NAB and Westpac remain holdouts (Chance Miller/9to5Mac)


Chance Miller / 9to5Mac: CommBank announces it will support Apple Pay come January, making it the second to do so of the four big banks in Australia; NAB and Westpac remain holdouts  —  Apple Pa...


[Fri Dec 14th 2:24 am] Apple: Unlocking a tremendous captive market


The extreme negative market sentiment on Apple is way overdone..


[Fri Dec 14th 1:42 am] Here’s Why Apple Desperately Needs to Refresh the iPhone SE


The iPhone SE 2 may not be officially dead, but most signs indicate that it is. And that’s a shame. While the iPhone SE wasn’t terribly impressive and was likely never a huge money maker for Apple...


[Fri Dec 14th 1:39 am] Apple suggests Chinese iPhone ban would force settlement with Qualcomm


Arguing against a recent Chinese court decision to ban sales of older iPhones for infringing on Qualcomm patents, Apple says the injunction would force a settlement in its worldwide legal b...


[Fri Dec 14th 1:36 am] Apple says an iPhone sales ban in China would force it to settle w/ Qualcomm, cost ‘millions of dollars a day’


Earlier this week, it was reported that China had granted Qualcomm an iPhone import and sale ban as part of its legal case against Apple. While the ban has been unsuccessful at stopping iPhone sales...


[Fri Dec 14th 1:25 am] Tumblr Returns to Apple’s App Store Following Porn Ban Announcement


After Tumblr mysteriously disappeared from Apple’s App Store last month, it appears it has returned. The re-emergence of Tumblr’s app on the platform this week follows its controversial and malign...


[Fri Dec 14th 1:00 am] For $16, turn your Raspberry Pi into a game console, smart home controller and more [Deals]


When Raspberry Pi rolled out in 2012, people immediately hailed the low-cost, credit card-size microcomputer as a fun new toy for kids and tech tinkerers. Since then, forward-thinking Pi users adapted...


[Fri Dec 14th 12:46 am] Tumblr back in App Store after banning all porn


Tumblr’s exile from the iOS App Store is over, but the company had to kick all forms of pornography off the platform to be allowed to return. While that decision is controversial, it did mean that t...


[Fri Dec 14th 12:45 am] Deadline for Apple AirPower Rapidly Approaches as Competition Grows


Apple only has a few days left to release its AirPower charging mat within its announced timeframe. Whether it will is the question. The first-party wireless charging accessory was first announced bac...


[Fri Dec 14th 12:26 am] Judge rules Qualcomm can’t use Apple’s switch to Intel modems as evidence in FTC antitrust case


The legal battle between Apple and Qualcomm, as well as the FTC’s lawsuit against Qualcomm, continues today. Reuters reports that a federal judge ruled today in the FTC’s case against Qualcomm th...


[Fri Dec 14th 12:02 am] How Tim Cook Is The New Face Of Apple


For better or for worse, Apple has changed. We knew this day would come. Change happens. Nothing improves without change. Changes in life are what all of us have to deal with. My Apple, the Apple that...


[Fri Dec 14th 12:02 am] How To Back Up A Mac For Less Than $50,000


Got backup? If you don’t, then take a tip from Murphy’s Law. “Whatever can go wrong, will.” That means sooner or later everything on your Mac will disappear. Turn it on and nothing happens. No...


[Fri Dec 14th 12:01 am] Put Some Armor On The New iPad Pro


Let’s face it. Apple gear ain’t cheap. Apple Tax notwithstanding, we pay a premium price for what should be a premium product, right? Yet, today’s gadgets are no different than gadgets of yester...


[Fri Dec 14th 12:00 am] Get Mac Apps To Snitch On Themselves


We live in a rapidly changing world, one where it’s increasingly difficult to know the good guys from the bad guys. You may never know who steals your credit card, hacks your bank account, or breaks...


[Fri Dec 14th 12:00 am] Mac Security From iPhone And Watch


There are times when Apple is late to the feature party. Take the Mac. And iPhone. And Watch. It took Apple a few years to add a feature to unlock your Mac with Watch. Clever Mac app developers ... ...


[Thu Dec 13th 11:49 pm] iOS 12 Shortcuts: 3 for YouTube you should be using - CNET


Make your iPhone work for you and YouTube.


[Thu Dec 13th 10:52 pm] iOS filmmaking app Nizo lets you edit video as you shoot


Traditionally, the video creation process follows a somewhat linear set of steps: pre-production, production, and post-production. Now, a Sydney-based team of creative professionals are challenging t...


[Thu Dec 13th 10:39 pm] Tumblr for iOS returns to App Store after child pornography discovery, new ban on adult content


After a month-long rollercoaster, Tumblr today has returned to the App Store. As you’ll remember, Tumblr for iOS was pulled from the App Store almost exactly a month ago over what was eventually re...


[Thu Dec 13th 10:39 pm] Apple activates Mac App Store analytics in App Store Connect


Developers on Thursday received a powerful new tool to track customer engagement in macOS Mojave, as Apple activated Mac App Store analytics in App Store Connect.


[Thu Dec 13th 10:34 pm] Ping! Apple Music Connect to shut down in 2019


Apple Music Connect appears to slowly be going the way of iTunes Ping...


[Thu Dec 13th 10:32 pm] The 2019 iPhone lineup may give you deja vu video - CNET


The latest rumors suggest only one of three new iPhone models could get a significant design change from the 2018 lineup.


[Thu Dec 13th 10:24 pm] Mac App Analytics now available in App Store Connect


Apple has announced the addition of app analytics for Mac App Store apps in App Store Connect. App data from the new Mac App Store on macOS Mojave is now available in App Store Connect.  Now devel...


[Thu Dec 13th 10:07 pm] Apple’s macOS platform gains new stunning VR 3D software with ‘eyecad VR’


Working from Piazza Federico di Svevia, Syracuse, Italy, the award-winning tech startup...


[Thu Dec 13th 10:06 pm] This Lightning charger cable is hiding a 128GB iPhone flash drive


Okay seriously, this is an awesome little accessory that every iPhone owner should have. The Lexar JumpDrive C20i 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Cable looks like a regular old Lightning cable and it can b...


[Thu Dec 13th 10:00 pm] This app reinvents how lighting works in iPhone photos


This post is presented by Indice, maker of the Apollo app. The photos you take are only as good as the lighting. That’s true no matter whether you’re using a top-of-the-line DSLR or an iPhone. The...


[Thu Dec 13th 9:53 pm] Apple Music Phases Out Connect Social Feed


Apple Music has notified artists that it will be phasing out its Connect social feed. Artists won’t be able to post to Connect anymore effective immediately, and their existing posts will be removed...


[Thu Dec 13th 9:53 pm] Djay Moves to Subscription Model


Popluar iOS music app djay moved to a subscription model and simplified how users access it across multiple devices.


[Thu Dec 13th 9:51 pm] The Storyteller’s Essential Mac Bundle: $15.99


We have a deal for you on the Storyteller’s Essential Mac Bundle, a collection of apps aimed at storytellers from Mariner Software. It includes Mariner Write, Contour 2, Narrator, Persona, StoryM...


[Thu Dec 13th 9:40 pm] Proposed privacy legislation outlaws some Google business practices


The Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) published a draft privacy bill this morning that proposes making it harder for companies to track people’s location or collect biometric information abo...


[Thu Dec 13th 9:40 pm] Parenting WIN: 10yo Girl Signs This Contract to Earn Her Own iPhone


Apple’s iPhone is a powerful, capable and pretty-much indispensable tool for carrying out everyday tasks. Almost everyone wants one (and they’re willing to do some interesting things to get it)....


[Thu Dec 13th 9:37 pm] 9to5Mac Daily: December 13, 2018


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 Ove...


[Thu Dec 13th 9:35 pm] Someone Built an Unofficial Apple Music Web Player


A software engineer built an unofficial Apple Music web player so that the service can be accessed by Linux users.


[Thu Dec 13th 9:20 pm] Apple now supports app analytics for developers on the Mac App Store


With the introduction of the revamped Mac App Store on macOS Mojave, Apple had to remove some features along the way. Today, the company is adding app analytics for Mac App Store applications in App...


[Thu Dec 13th 9:18 pm] Jennifer Garner to star in new J.J. Abrams series for Apple


Apple has given a straight-to-series order to a limited series starring Jennifer Garner...


[Thu Dec 13th 9:12 pm] Apple snags JJ Abrams-produced drama starring Jennifer Garner


Apple's slate of TV shows continues to grow and the company's latest acquisition is a JJ Abrams-produced limited series starring Jennifer Garner. My Glory Was I Had Such Friends is based on the Amy Si...


[Thu Dec 13th 9:05 pm] Apple is notifying artists that it is removing their ability to post to Apple Music Connect and is removing previously posted content from Artist Pages (Zac Hall/9to5Mac)


Zac Hall / 9to5Mac: Apple is notifying artists that it is removing their ability to post to Apple Music Connect and is removing previously posted content from Artist Pages  —  Apple Music Connec...


[Thu Dec 13th 9:04 pm] 7 Unique Holiday Gifts That Went Viral in 2018!


With a new hit product coming out every minute; it can be hard to find those that are “in” this holiday season. That’s why we’ve gathered a list of the most “viral” products of 2018 – th...


[Thu Dec 13th 9:00 pm] How I record podcasts on iPad only


Recording a podcast over FaceTime or Skype on the iPad is easy, but you need to use your iPhone for the call itself. Fortunately, the setup is easy, if a little ridiculous. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and...


[Thu Dec 13th 8:59 pm] How to set up Apple Music on Amazon Echo speakers and make default for Alexa


After an unexpected announcement two weeks ago, Apple Music integration is almost here for Amazon Echo speakers. Read on for how to set up Apple Music on Amazon Echo speakers and make it the default...


[Thu Dec 13th 8:47 pm] Some San Diegans Aren’t Happy About Apple Moving into Their Backyard


Apple has announced plans to establish a new office in San Diego, part of a much larger expansion initiative announced on Thursday. The Cupertino tech giant said that the move will add 1,000 jobs to t...


[Thu Dec 13th 8:38 pm] How to Limit Social Media Use on iPhone & iPad with Screen Time


Want to cut back on social networking use? Or perhaps you want to reduce time spent with social media on a family iOS device? The iPhone and iPad new Screen Time feature can make that easier than ever...


[Thu Dec 13th 8:34 pm] Save Money or Earn Cash-Back on Food and Dining with These 10 FREE Apps


Businesses are clamoring for our attention with special offers and discounts on their products, services or food, making it quite possible that [if you play your cards right] you might never have to p...


[Thu Dec 13th 8:33 pm] California considers a texting tax


Cell phone owners in California could soon pay extra for the privilege of sending text messages...


[Thu Dec 13th 8:32 pm] Apple Music removes ability for artists to post to Connect, posts removed from Artist Pages and For You


Apple Music Connect appears to slowly be going the way of iTunes Ping. Apple has started notifying Apple Music artists that it is removing the ability for artists to post content to Apple Music Conne...


[Thu Dec 13th 8:27 pm] Jennifer Garner and J.J. Abrams reunite for series at Apple


“My Glory Was I Had Such Friends” follows a group of women who supported Silverstein as she waited for a second life-saving heart transplant.


[Thu Dec 13th 8:25 pm] Apple expanding in Austin, other US locations


Apple will build a $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas, break ground on smaller locations in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City, California, and soon expand in other U.S. cities, too. (Dec. 13)    ...


[Thu Dec 13th 8:25 pm] Apple expanding in Austin, other US locations


Apple will build a $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas, break ground on smaller locations in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City, California, and soon expand in other U.S. cities, too. (Dec. 13)    ...


[Thu Dec 13th 8:06 pm] Apple expanding in Austin, other US locations


Apple will build a $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas, break ground on smaller locations in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City, California, and soon expand in other U.S. cities, too. (Dec. 13)    ...


[Thu Dec 13th 8:02 pm] The new Apple Pencil made me a believer; it’s not just for artists and hand-note-takers


I have never had a good relationship with pens and pencils...


[Thu Dec 13th 8:01 pm] Jennifer Garner will star in new J.J. Abrams series for Apple


Jennifer Garner and J.J. Abrams are finally getting back together to create an all-new TV show. The duo rose to stardom in the early 2000s with Abram’s TV show Alias that starred Garner as a double...


[Thu Dec 13th 7:42 pm] Apple takes three spots on Adweek’s 25 best ads of 2018 list


Apple’s television advertisements have earned three places on Adweek’s 25 Best Ads of 2018 annual list, which highlights the best media ads ranging from print to film. Apple’s highest spot ran...


[Thu Dec 13th 7:30 pm] Create an on-the-go office with this rugged iPad Pro case


Urban Armor Gear created its new Metropolis case for people who take the  2018 iPad Pro to more than offices and coffee shops. This rugged case protects the tablet from drops and impacts, plus it inc...


[Thu Dec 13th 7:30 pm] Stream your Apple Music library right in your browser with this awesome third-party player


Apple Music may have a library of more than 50 million songs, an Android app, and upcoming support for Amazon Echo devices, but there’s one thing it’s still missing: a web player. While rumors...


[Thu Dec 13th 7:30 pm] Qualcomm wants China to ban the iPhone XS and XR


As part of an ongoing patent dispute, chipmaker Qualcomm is asking Chinese courts to ban sales of Apple's iPhone XS, XS Max and XR within the country, according to the Financial Times. The request com...


[Thu Dec 13th 7:26 pm] Apple is going big in Austin with a new $1B campus


Tech giant Apple announced that it is aiming to create 15,000 new jobs with a new billion-dollar campus in Austin, Texas. The announcement also included details of other expansions across the United S...


[Thu Dec 13th 7:25 pm] Save $60 on the SanDisk accessory that makes sure your iPhone never runs out of storage


What’s the last thing you do with your iPhone before you go to sleep each night? That’s right, you plug it in to charge. SanDisk had an epiphany recently and realized that if people plug their pho...


[Thu Dec 13th 7:21 pm] J.J. Abrams-produced show starring Jennifer Garner ordered as straight-to-series by Apple


Apple has been hard at work on its upcoming video streaming service. While the company has yet to announce its plans, and details are sparse, we have a pretty good idea the type of content that will...


[Thu Dec 13th 7:18 pm] Older People are Driving Growth in Wearables


When you think of consumers of wearable technology, the over-55s are not necessarily the demographic that springs to mind. However, Fortune found that health monitoring features such as the Apple Watc...