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[6:00 pm] How to add a local folder to your iPad


It’s ridiculous that the iPad won’t let you create a local folder in the Files app, but there are workaround. Today we find out how. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


[5:50 pm] Apple unveils spring collection of Apple Watch band and iPhone case colors


Apple has introduced new versions of its Sport Band, Sport Loop, and Leather band...


[5:41 pm] Facebook Messenger adds new threaded replies feature for conversations


Facebook Messenger is adding support for what it calls “message replies.” Essentially, this feature allows for threaded messages, giving you the ability to reply specifically to one message witho...


[5:30 pm] 10 Things for International Day of Happiness


To celebrate International Day of Happiness YouPorn sent a survey to its users to ask them about things that make them happy.


[5:16 pm] Goldman Sachs CEO to attend Apple’s March 25th event ahead of joint credit card


When Apple Inc. showcases its much-anticipated pivot into new services next week...


[4:56 pm] All iOS apps and app updates must be built with the iOS 12.1 SDK (or later) starting March 27


In a note to developers (https://developer.apple.com/news/?id=03202019a) Apple says that iOS 12 is now running on more than 80% of devices worldwide, so you “should make sure your app delivers a gre...


[4:34 pm] Apple has approved production of AirPower wireless-charging mat


Apple Inc. on Wednesday announced a new version of its AirPods wireless earbuds...


[4:24 pm] Apple TV streaming app launches next week – but Netflix says it WON’T be joining


NETFLIX has confirmed that it won’t be part of Apple’s upcoming TV streaming service. Apple is expected to formally announce its new streaming app next week, pulling together several TV services a...


[4:23 pm] These $30 Earbuds Give AirPods a Serious Run for Their Money


When you think of true wireless listening, chances are Apple’s AirPods come to mind. Sleek, stylish, and amazingly compact, these impossibly small earbuds are leading the charge for the next era of...


[4:22 pm] 9to5Toys Lunch Break: Latest 9.7-inch iPad from $259, NETGEAR Orbi Mesh Wi-Fi System $200, Affinity Photo & Designer Apps $16, more


9to5Toys now has a new app! Download it to stay up 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...


[4:15 pm] Apple design dictate: Make apps look good on our latest devices


All new apps and app updates must support the iPhone XS Max and latest 12.9-inch iPad Pro starting March 27. In a post on its developer portal, Apple notes that apps must be built with the iOS 12.1 SD...


[4:11 pm] New Apple AirPods vs old Apple AirPods: Should you upgrade?


Apple announced the second generation of AirPods in March 2019, offering a number of hardware upgrades to the originals.How do the new AirPods 2 and the


[4:11 pm] Feature Request: Make all iOS app settings accessible from within the app


iOS is generally a very slick operating system, but every now and then I come across a UI decision that makes me wonder what on earth Apple was thinking, and app settings are a prime example. One of...


[4:10 pm] Report: Apple approved production of its wireless charging AirPower mat earlier this year, after announcing it in 2017 with a 2018 launch date (Joe Rossignol/MacRumors)


Joe Rossignol / MacRumors: Report: Apple approved production of its wireless charging AirPower mat earlier this year, after announcing it in 2017 with a 2018 launch date  —  The Wall Street Jour...


[4:06 pm] Video: Everything you need to know about the new AirPods before you buy


Apple has finally refreshed the AirPods, and they come with a multitude of changes over the beloved first generation. AppleInsider breaks down everything you need to know before picking up...


[4:03 pm] Sick iPhone thugs mugged heavily pregnant woman, 20, as she waited for bus


A HEAVILY pregnant woman was attacked and mugged by two thugs in broad daylight as she waited for a bus. Chloe O’Neill, 20, who is due to give birth next month was shoved by one of the brutes and th...


[4:00 pm] SliQ wireless AirPods charging case will save you money, drive you mad [Review]


Dying to charge your AirPods wirelessly but hesitant to plunk down $79 for Apple’s new wireless charging case? If so, you might consider dropping $25 on a SliQ silicone cover for your AirPods case....


[3:58 pm] Workers Don’t Seem to Mind Their Company Spying on Them


Employers are finding an ever increasing number of ways to keep tabs on what their staff are up to. You might think this would trigger an employee revolt. Yet, aside from some high profile examples,...


[3:55 pm] WSJ: Apple ‘approved production’ for AirPower earlier this year after delay


There’s mounting evidence that suggests AirPower could be released any day now, and the long-awaited release of AirPods with a wireless charging case only adds fuel to the rumor fire. The Wall Stre...


[3:55 pm] Goldman Sachs CEO Expected to Be at Apple’s March 25 Event for Launch of Apple Pay Credit Card


There’s no doubt by now that Apple’s March 25 event will be focused entirely on new services; Apple has already released almost all of its anticipated new hardware this week in order to clear the...


[3:44 pm] How Apple could return the MacBook to glory


Following Monday’s iPad Air and iPad mini announcements, Apple updated the entire iMac line...


[3:38 pm] 9to5Mac Daily: March 20, 2019


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...


[3:37 pm] Apple Releases Wireless Charging Case For AirPods


Apple announced a Wireless Charging Case for AirPods, compatible with both 1st and 2nd generation AirPods.


[3:35 pm] AirPower charging mat appears briefly on Apple’s website


Evidence is mounting that the long-delayed AirPower charging mat is finally about to be released. The product even reportedly made a quick appearance of Apple’s website in the Netherlands before bei...


[3:29 pm] Apple Still Scrambling to Close Deals with News Publishers Before Monday’s Event


While Apple’s streaming video service has been garnering most of the attention leading up to Monday’s Apple media event, one of the other big things we’re expecting to see from Apple is the debu...


[3:25 pm] Apple updates App Store guidelines to mandate new apps are built on iOS 12.1 SDK or later and support iPhone XS Max and 12.9-inch iPad Pro, starting March 27 (Joe Rossignol/MacRumors)


Joe Rossignol / MacRumors: Apple updates App Store guidelines to mandate new apps are built on iOS 12.1 SDK or later and support iPhone XS Max and 12.9-inch iPad Pro, starting March 27  —  Apple...


[3:11 pm] Apple requires all new apps and updates to support iPhone XS Max and new iPad Pro from March 27


Apple today said that it will require developers to support the iPhone XS Max and 12.9-inch 3rd-generation iPad Pro (if available on iPad) for all new apps and updates starting March 27. The post A...


[3:10 pm] What we know about Apple’s new H1 AirPod chip


Apple’s new edition AirPods carry a brand-new piece of proprietary silicon the company calls the H1 (Headphone) chip. What do we know about it?What we know about the H1 chip in Apple’s new AirP...


[3:03 pm] File Organization Part 2: File Categories


The first part in this series was how Andrew created a file naming system. In this article, he’ll discuss file categories based on lifestyle.


[3:02 pm] Apple gives Mac app developers ability release updates in phases instead of to all users at once


Apple has given Mac developers the option to issue updates that roll out over a week...


[3:00 pm] Satechi introduces new USB-C headphone adapter, 100W braided power cable


Popular accessory maker Satechi has today introduced a pair of new USB-C accessories. The new accessories include a USB-C headphone jack adapter, as well as a new USB-C to USB-C 100W braided charging...


[3:00 pm] Fortnite 8.11 brings insanely powerful Flint-Knock pistol


This week’s Fortnite update brings yet another new weapon to Battle Royale. The Flint-Knock pistol is a powerful sidearm that uses heavy ammo and can deal up to 90 base damage in a single shot. The...


[2:55 pm] Apple Introduces Phased Automatic Updates for macOS via App Store Connect


Apple developers can now phase the rollout of an Automatic Update for their macOS App over the course of a week.


[2:43 pm] Comment: The Apple ecosystem offers a lot of peace of mind if you lose your phone


I’m not sure whether there’s a typical lost iPhone story, but the tale of how I came to leave my iPhone behind on Monday evening, outdoors, several miles from home, is a slightly convoluted one....


[2:43 pm] iPads pulled from classrooms after kids use them to watch porn


Students in California’s Sonoma Valley school district have had iPads pulled from their classrooms. This follows several second-graders reportedly using the tablets to access porn. According to a re...


[2:36 pm] Apple locking down the Mac? macOS 10.15 said to require a developer ID certificate


Apple plans to lock down their desktop OS for version 10.15 later this year...


[2:31 pm] New leaks give us our best look at the camera phone set to dethrone the iPhone XS and Galaxy S10


The next iPhone XS and Galaxy S10 challenger will launch in less than a week in Paris, France, but we already know almost everything about it. As part of the P30 series, the Huawei P30 Pro is confirme...


[2:19 pm] Apple and Microsoft are making moves to take share from Google in education


Google has a majority of the U.S. education tech market with 60 percent of all laptops and tablets...


[2:15 pm] Get your Apple Watch bands for spring here


For the warmer months, consider one of these Apple Watch bands straight from the mother ship! Apple has launched its Spring 2019 Watch Collection. The new collection of bands work with any generation...


[2:12 pm] Would You Give Apple More of Your Data?


Here’s a question to ask yourself: Would you let Apple collect more of your data to improve its services? The company already collects some stuff, but it doesn’t seem to be enough for services li...


[2:03 pm] Comment: Why I think Apple will finally launch AirPower tomorrow


Apple finally launched the long-awaited second-generation AirPods. These offer a new H1 chip which double talk-time and speed up switching between devices, but the headline features are hands-free He...


[2:00 pm] Disney closes $71.3 billion deal for 21st Century Fox assets paving way for streaming service


Walt Disney Co. closed its $71.3 billion acquisition of the major entertainment assets of 21st Century Fox...


[2:00 pm] Disney completes massive $71 billion Fox takeover


Disney has officially completed its acquisition of 21st Century Fox, one of the biggest entertainment deals in history. The $71 billion deal puts Disney in control of Fox’s movie and TV studios, the...


[2:00 pm] Second-Generation AirPods Have Arrived with ‘Hey Siri’ and Wireless Charging


Apple has been on a roll this week, quietly pushing out updated hardware ahead of its big media event on Monday. Unlike prior years, Apple appears to have made the decision this time around to stage t...


[1:49 pm] Apple refreshes Apple Watch band & iPhone case offerings with new colors for Spring


With Spring on the horizon, Apple has released a refreshed line of cases and bands with several new color options.


[1:47 pm] New AirPods 2 launch: Release date, price, features & specs


Apple has updated the AirPods. The new earbuds can now respond to Hey Siri, charge wirelessly, and offer improved talk time. Find out about their release date, design, specs, price and new features in...


[1:46 pm] Apple’s official iPhone and iPad cases now come in new colors


Apple Watch bands aren’t the only thing now available in new colors for spring. Apple is also offering its official iPhone and iPad accessories, including the Smart Battery Case, in fresh finishes....


[1:30 pm] Sign up for daily workout motivations from your phone [Deals]


These days, gym memberships are like a synonym for wasted money. We sign up at the beginning of every year, only to let weeks go by before we’re ever motivated to go. So why not get motivation from...


[1:25 pm] Spring Apple Watch band collection debuts alongside new iPhone Smart Battery Case color


New AirPods aren’t the only thing out today. Apple also has refreshed its Apple Watch band lineup with new colors just in time for spring. Apple’s recently debuted Smart Battery Case for the late...


[1:18 pm] Apple announces new AirPods with longer talk time, hands-free Siri, and wireless charging case


New AirPods are here at last. On Wednesday, Apple announced its second-generation AirPods. The new wireless earbuds look identical to the old model, but come with a new H1 chip to achieve up to 50 per...


[1:18 pm] Step into spring with brand new Apple Watch bands


A new lineup of Apple Watch bands is here in time for spring. Whether you prefer the Sport Band, Sport Loop, or luxurious leather, there are new color options to choose from. All are available to orde...


[1:18 pm] AirPods 2 Released With Wireless Charging, Hey Siri


The latest product to be released by Apple is AirPods 2. They have a new H1 chip with 50% more talk time, Hey Siri, and wireless charging.


[1:07 pm] Apple Quietly Released New AirPods While You Were Asleep


The second generation of AirPods just appeared in the Apple Store, and they sure look a lot like the first generation, save for some key upgrades. ...


[1:04 pm] Apple has opened up WWDC 2019 scholarships for students


Apple is now accepting WWDC 2019 scholarships for students. The event will be held June 3-7 in San Jose, California. Developers selected for a scholarship will receive a WWDC19 ticket, lodging for the...


[1:02 pm] New Apple AirPods get 50% extra battery life and hands-free ‘Hey Siri’ chat


APPLE has unveiled a brand new pair of its wireless AirPods earbuds. The updated AirPods are available with a new wireless charging case, boosted battery life, and support “Hey Siri” functionality...


[1:00 pm] MoviePass tries out latest random business model: unlimited unless they say otherwise


I’ve lost count of how many business models MoviePass has tried in an attempt to offer unlimited movie-going for a fixed monthly fee. Let’s see (I hope I have enough fingers for this) … The p...


[1:00 pm] Apple is jumping into streaming video with a huge library of shows and films


Feel-good dramas, epic science fiction, and thrillers


[12:56 pm] Phased release for automatic updates now available for macOS apps


Mac developers can now release updates in phases instead of to all users at once.  “You can now release an update to your macOS app in stages by enabling Phased Release for Automatic Updates in App...


[12:52 pm] Apple reveals second generation AirPods with new Apple-designed H1 chip


Apple today announced new AirPods, the second generation of the world’s most popular wireless headphones...


[12:45 pm] Apple releases new AirPods


Apple has announced new AirPods, the second generation of the company’s wireless headphones. The Apple-designed H1 chip, developed specifically for headphones, delivers performance efficiencies, fas...


[12:45 pm] Apple launches new AirPods with hands-free "Hey Siri" and more talk time for $159, with wireless charging case for $199, available to order today (Apple)


Apple: Apple launches new AirPods with hands-free “Hey Siri” and more talk time for $159, with wireless charging case for $199, available to order today  —  New AirPods Are Powered by the Ne...


[12:40 pm] New AirPods deliver hands-free ‘Hey Siri’ and better battery life


The wait for new AirPods is finally over. Apple’s newest wireless buds are here with a brand new H1 chip that allows for hands-free “Hey Siri.” They also promise better battery life in between c...


[12:35 pm] New Apple AirPods now available: H1 chip, wireless charging case, hands-free Hey Siri


Apple has just launched the second generation of its Apple AirPods. The new earbuds and come with the long-promised wireless charging case, a new H1 chip, hands-free Hey Siri, longer battery life and...


[12:32 pm] Kaspersky Lab Jumps on Apple Monopoly Bandwagon


Kaspersky Lab, a Russian cybersecurity company accused of having ties with the Kremlin, violated App Store rules and had its app removed. Now it says Apple uses its “position as platform owner and s...


[12:23 pm] Just ahead of Apple’s streaming video launch, Disney completes 21st Century Fox takeover


Less than a week before Apple is set to officially announce its streaming video service, Disney has completed its takeover of most of 21st Century Fox. The deal was first set in motion back in Decemb...


[12:21 pm] Apple releases new spring colors for watch bands and iPhone cases


Along with new wireless charging AirPods, Apple’s also released a plethora of candy-colored pastel watch bands and iPhone cases for spring. Most notably, the iPhone XS Smart Battery Case now c...


[12:00 pm] Today in Apple history: Twentieth Anniversary Mac lands with a thud


March 20, 1997: Apple launches its Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh, a futuristic, special-edition Mac that’s ahead of its time in every way. Not part of any established Mac line, it brings a look (a...


[11:59 am] Disney completes $70B acquisition of Fox assets, reaps 40% of movie industry


Disney has closed its $70 billion acquisition of assets from 21st Century Fox, giving the entertainment company control of a considerable amount of content and studios, control which could...


[11:47 am] Google Hit With $1.69 billion EU Anti-Trust Fine Over Adsense Restrictions


LONDON – Google was hit by its third anti-trust fine from EU regulators Wednesday. EU competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, said the company had stifled competition in the online advertising...


[11:13 am] Pandora Now Lets Users Pick the Algorithm That Selects Their Music


Pandora is now letting users select which algorithm their music is picked by. The music streaming service added 5 choices on top of its classic algorithm, The Verge reported. The new options, called...


[11:00 am] Four ways Apple could return the MacBook to glory


The invitation-only “show time” event might not be for a few days, but that’s not stopping Apple from rolling out a slew of products. Following Monday’s iPad Air and iPad mini announcements...


[10:49 am] Apple now lets Mac app developers release updates in phases instead of to all users at once


Apple has given Mac developers the option to issue updates that roll out over a week, so if problems are discovered, the release can be paused before it reaches everyone.


[10:45 am] Kaspersky Labs latest to take stab at Apple’s ‘monopoly’


Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab has filed a complaint against Apple, alleging monopolistic behavior in the way it runs the App Store. “Despite a long history of working successfully with Apple, we...


[10:27 am] PopChar for macOS revved to version 8.8


Ergonis Software has rolled out PopChar X 8.6, an update of the company’s tool for finding and inserting special characters and exploring fonts. PopChar X simplifies the typing of unusual characters...


[10:13 am] NeoFinder for macOS upgraded to version 7.3.3


Norbert M. Doerner has released NeoFinder 7.3.3 an update of its media asset management tool for the Mac.  It now supports the Internet Access Policy of the powerful Little Snitch security tool. It...


[10:12 am] Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 78 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements


Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced three years ago in March 2016. Apple designed the Safari Technology Preview to test fea...


[10:08 am] Consumer retail spending to raise by 25% by 2023


A new study from Juniper Research has identified a range of strategies for payment providers to deploy if they are to maximize their opportunities across both the offline and online space.  The resea...


[10:00 am] Why today’s iPad lineup is the strongest in years


A few years ago, the iPad was in disarray. Sales were collapsing and the line-up of products was a mess. Fixing things takes time, but look at what we’ve got today: With the introduction of the f...


[10:00 am] SANSI Omni-directional Bulb review: This beastly LED light bulb puts out 4,000 lumens of eye-searing light


When you really need to light up the night with just a size E26 bulb, this monstrous LED will do the job.


[9:00 am] How Apple makes billions of dollars selling services


Breaking down Apple’s new focus — from Apple Music to accounting tricks


[8:35 am] Apple announces second-gen AirPods with wireless charging case and hands-free Siri


Apple’s week of surprise product launches continues with the announcement of the second-generation AirPods, which will include a wireless charging case and a new H1 chip that the company claim...


[8:32 am] AirPods, the world’s most popular wireless headphones, are getting even better


AirPods, the world’s most popular wireless headphones, are getting even betterNew AirPods Are Powered by the New H1 Chip and Feature 50 Percent More Talk Time, Hands-Free “Hey Siri” and the Opti...


[8:15 am] Kaspersky Lab files antitrust complaint over iOS Screen Time


The cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab has filed an antitrust complaint after Apple told the firm its screen time management app was in violation of App Store policies. In a blog post that was fir...


[5:00 am] iOS App Tracks and Reminds Users of Their Upcoming Medical Injections


Albany, New York-based indie developer CrioSoft announces Injection Tracker & Reminder 1.6.9 for iOS devices. The app aids users in tracking their upcoming medical injections, and reminds them if the...


[4:25 am] Kaspersky Lab says it has filed an antitrust complaint against Apple in Russia, alleging monopolistic App Store policies regarding parental control apps (Chance Miller/9to5Mac)


Chance Miller / 9to5Mac: Kaspersky Lab says it has filed an antitrust complaint against Apple in Russia, alleging monopolistic App Store policies regarding parental control apps  —  Cybersecurit...


[3:31 am] Apple backs news literacy programs in US and Italy


Apple is joining the fight against fake news by teaming up with three groups that offer news literacy training for young people. The company announced that the News Literacy Project and Common Sense,...


[3:15 am] Apple cuts prices on some MacBook Airs and Mac minis


Apple lowered the prices of building high-capacity SSDs into the latest MacBook Air and Mac mini models today, potentially saving buyers as much as $200. The company may have gotten a deal on storage...


[2:05 am] Why the latest iPads don’t support Apple Pencil 2


The number of tablets that can use the Apple Pencil expanded with the debut of the iPad Air 3 and iPad mini 5. Curiously, these support the original version of this pressure-sensitive stylus, not the...


[1:45 am] Kapersky Labs Files Antitrust Complaint Against Apple in Russia Over App Store Policies


Russian cybersecurity firm Kapersky Labs has filed an antitrust complaint against Apple in Russia, claiming that latter firm used its monopoly over the App Store to force the company to remove app con...


[1:06 am] Comment: When will Apple redesign the iMac?


After two years, Apple today quietly updated its iMac and iMac Pro line with a handful of under-the-hood improvements. On the outside, however, the iMac still looks exactly the same, featuring large...


[12:24 am] Apple says macOS developers can now release app updates in phases through the Mac App Store


Alongside iOS 11, Apple introduced the ability for developers to release app updates in phases. Now, Apple has expanded that feature to the Mac App Store, announcing in a blog post today that develop...


[12:16 am] Kaspersky Lab files antitrust complaint against Apple’s App Store in Russia


On March 19, Kaspersky Lab filed a complaint against Apple Inc. with the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia...


[Tue Mar 19th 11:46 pm] Google Announces Stadia, Streaming Video Game Service


Phil Harrison, vice president and GM of Google Stadia: Using our globally connected network of Google data centers, Stadia will free players from the limitations of traditional consoles and PCs....


[Tue Mar 19th 11:22 pm] How to Delete a Virtual Machine from VirtualBox


Finished with a virtual machine and you want to delete it from VirtualBox? Maybe you setup a VM you no longer need, or cloned an OS VM and want to remove it, or perhaps you’re simply aiming to free...


[Tue Mar 19th 11:17 pm] Kaspersky Lab files antitrust complaint against Apple alleging monopolistic App Store policies


Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab today announced in a blog post that it has filed an antitrust complaint against Apple with the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service. This comes less than a week afte...


[Tue Mar 19th 11:07 pm] iPhone 8 or Newer? You Should Take Advantage of This Wireless Charger


Newer iPhones support Qi wireless charging, but unfortunately, they don’t come with a wireless charger. Unless you’d like to wait for AirPower, your best bet is to opt for a high-quality third-par...


[Tue Mar 19th 11:04 pm] iPhone 8 or Newer? You Should Take Advantage of This Wireless Charger


Newer iPhones support Qi wireless charging, but unfortunately, they don’t come with a wireless charger. Unless you’d like to wait for AirPower, your best bet is to opt for a high-quality third-par...


[Tue Mar 19th 11:00 pm] iPhone 8 or Newer? You Should Take Advantage of This Wireless Charger


Newer iPhones support Qi wireless charging, but unfortunately, they don’t come with a wireless charger. Unless you’d like to wait for AirPower, your best bet is to opt for a high-quality third-par...


[Tue Mar 19th 10:56 pm] iPhone 8 or Newer? You Should Take Advantage of This Wireless Charger


Newer iPhones support Qi wireless charging, but unfortunately, they don’t come with a wireless charger. Unless you’d like to wait for AirPower, your best bet is to opt for a high-quality third-par...


[Tue Mar 19th 10:46 pm] Best portable chargers for iPad Air 3


Looking for a convenient and efficient portable charger for your iPad Air 3 (2019)? Here are a few that are bound to keep your battery life alive and thriving no matter where you are! Small but mig...


[Tue Mar 19th 10:42 pm] What Apple or Samsung phone to buy? We can save you money if you'll take an older model


If you're looking to save, consider an older model. New Apple iPhone SEs are available for $250 and you can get a 2-year-old Samsung Galaxy for $400.        


[Tue Mar 19th 10:42 pm] What Apple or Samsung phone to buy? We can save you money if you'll take an older model


If you're looking to save, consider an older model. New Apple iPhone SEs are available for $250 and you can get a 2-year-old Samsung Galaxy for $400.        


[Tue Mar 19th 10:22 pm] US DoE and Intel Building First Exascale Supercomputer


Intel’s newsroom reports: “Targeted for 2021 delivery, the Argonne National Laboratory Supercomputer will enable high-performance computing [HPC] and artificial intelligence [AI] at Exascale” Th...


[Tue Mar 19th 9:41 pm] Apple teams with media literacy programs to fight fake news - CNET


The tech giant is supporting three organizations in the US and Europe.


[Tue Mar 19th 9:15 pm] Investigators sought to use Michael Cohen’s face and fingerprints to access his Apple devices


Investigators asked for court permission to use Michael Cohen’s Face ID and fingerprints to access Apple devices...


[Tue Mar 19th 8:49 pm] Apple dropped the price on several expensive Mac upgrades


Apple's iMac updates weren't the only changes the company made today. With less fanfare, it also lowered the cost of SSD upgrades for the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini. It lowered the cost to...


[Tue Mar 19th 8:41 pm] Apple’s new 10.5-inch iPad Air vs. the 10.5-Inch iPad Pro


Apple has launched a new 10.5-inch iPad Air that can be viewed as a lower-priced successor...


[Tue Mar 19th 8:21 pm] Apple unveils two new iPads


The iPad Air and iPad mini have updated.        


[Tue Mar 19th 8:21 pm] Apple unveils two new iPads


The iPad Air and iPad mini have updated.        


[Tue Mar 19th 8:20 pm] Apple’s new iPad Air and iPad mini just released, but you can already find great deals


Apple on Monday announced a couple of new iPad models -- the 2019 iPad Air and iPad mini -- with prices starting at $499 and $399, respectively. Both devices share the same set of specs, and both of...


[Tue Mar 19th 8:00 pm] Apple simplifies business purchase process with new Wallet pass


Apple has rolled out a new feature for those shopping on behalf of a business...


[Tue Mar 19th 8:00 pm] The best Amazon Alexa compatible smart locks


Smart locks are one of the most popular smart home product lineups in the world. With these simple-to-install devices, you can protect your home from anywhere in the world. Simply the best August...


[Tue Mar 19th 7:56 pm] Everything new in iOS 12.2 beta 6: AirPower support & AppleCare+


Release of iOS 12.2 appears imminent as the sixth beta was recently released to developers with a number of new changes and polish. AppleInsider goes through everything that is new in the l...


[Tue Mar 19th 7:45 pm] Google’s cloud gaming service doesn’t overlook Mac, iPhone and iPad


Stadia will run top-tier games on Google servers and stream the video to users’ computers. This means that any device that can run the Chrome browser will have access to some of the best titles avai...


[Tue Mar 19th 7:41 pm] How the Apple iPads now stack up: from $329 to $999


The lowest priced tablet is the Mini, while the top-of-the-line unit starts at $999 but could top $2,000 depending on how many features are added.        


[Tue Mar 19th 7:41 pm] How the Apple iPads now stack up: from $329 to $999


The lowest priced tablet is the Mini, while the top-of-the-line unit starts at $999 but could top $2,000 depending on how many features are added.        


[Tue Mar 19th 7:40 pm] Golden Apple Surprises Two High School Teachers with Prestigious Award for Excellence in Teaching


CHICAGO, March 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Golden Apple, a leading Illinois nonprofit committed to recognizing exemplary educators and developing future educators, today surprised two high school teacher...


[Tue Mar 19th 7:34 pm] Add SD and microSD card slots to your iPhone for $13


We can’t see the future, but there’s one thing we can guarantee: there will never come a time when iPhones will have microSD card slots. Not. Ever. Apple makes a ton of money by forcing its custom...


[Tue Mar 19th 7:34 pm] Updated iMac Released with Faster CPU & GPU Options


Apple has released updates to the iMac lineup, offering notable speed improvements to the desktop computer. The updated iMac can now be configured to use the latest Intel CPUs with up to 8-Core i9 pro...


[Tue Mar 19th 7:20 pm] Apple starts initiative to help fight fake news


Apple revealed today that it is joining the fight against fake news by starting a new initiative that aims to encourage critical thinking and empowers students to be better informed. The company is te...


[Tue Mar 19th 7:18 pm] Google premieres Stadia, an online gaming streaming service for all devices


Google on Tuesday revealed Stadia, a new cloud-based gaming platform able to stream high-end PC games ...


[Tue Mar 19th 7:13 pm] Corel Painter 2019 for Mac and Windows: $249


We have a deal on Corel Painter 2019 for Mac and Windows. This painting software includes 36 new brushes, Auto-Painting Panels, and it allows you to use images, textures, and patterns as clone source...


[Tue Mar 19th 7:03 pm] Call of Duty: Mobile is coming to Android, iOS - CNET


The free app is open for preregistration online and in the Google Play Store.


[Tue Mar 19th 6:48 pm] MacBook Pro SSD Upgrade Options More Affordable


Besides updating its line of iMacs, Apple has quietly made MacBook Pro SSD upgrades more affordable. 2TB and 4TB SSD upgrade options for 13 and 15-inch machines are now more affordable, with Apple dro...


[Tue Mar 19th 6:45 pm] The long wait for AirPower might end soon


You’ve probably read this before. But this time, it seems like it’s actually really real. AirPower’s launch could be just weeks away. And this time, there’s actually some solid evidence that i...


[Tue Mar 19th 6:39 pm] NVIDIA Jetson Nano is a $99 AI Computer You Can Buy


NVIDIA is releasing a US$99 AI computer called the Jetson Nano aimed at “developers, makers and enthusiasts.”


[Tue Mar 19th 6:32 pm] Pandora launches customizable ‘Modes’ for all users to fine-tune streaming radio stations


Pandora is out today with an update to how its streaming radio stations work. Pandora Modes are available today and let all users fine-tune their favorite stations with new listening options. The p...


[Tue Mar 19th 6:32 pm] Bandersnatch-Ing Data from Interactive Netflix Show


Bandersnatch, the interactive Black Mirror movie on Netflix, was something of a hit. Viewers could pick the narrative path they went down. However, the Register reported on research that showed the...


[Tue Mar 19th 6:32 pm] Apple’s all-you-can-read news subscription service said to cost $9.99 per month, but larger publishers are sitting out


Apple is set to launch a new all-you-can-read news subscription service along with other services...


[Tue Mar 19th 6:31 pm] Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs coming soon exclusively to iOS devices


It’s been a minute since Angry Birds was a thing. Once practically synonymous with mobile gaming, the franchise was so ubiquitous that it spawned an animated series and even a star-studded theatr...


[Tue Mar 19th 6:30 pm] Apple drops prices on some high-end MacBook Pros


There’s good news for MacBook Pro buyers looking for a lot of storage: Apple has lowered the costs of its most-expensive SSD options. This can save shoppers up to $400 on these powerful laptops. Th...


[Tue Mar 19th 6:26 pm] Champion Hurdle flop Apple’s Jade to return to home ground at Punchestown as Gordon Elliott eyes up recovery mission


GORDON ELLIOTT is eyeing Punchestown redemption for Apple’s Jade following her Champion Hurdle flop at Cheltenham. The seven-year-old had previously enjoyed a brilliant season, racking up a hat-tric...


[Tue Mar 19th 6:22 pm] iMac Refresh, Apple’s Next Updates – TMO Daily Observations 2019-03-19


Bryan Chaffin and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont for a chat about updated iMacs and speculate on the next Apple product to be updated via press release.


[Tue Mar 19th 6:21 pm] Apple simplifies business purchase process with new Wallet pass


Apple has rolled out a new feature for those shopping on behalf of a business, speeding up the checkout process with a new pass integrated into the Wallet app on the iPhone.


[Tue Mar 19th 6:20 pm] Google premieres Stadia, an online cross-platform game streaming service


Google on Tuesday revealed Stadia, a new cloud-based gaming platform able to stream high-end PC games to phones, tablets, computers, and TVs.


[Tue Mar 19th 6:16 pm] Time for Apple to Acknowledge Flexgate


The Flexgate issue – whereby the ribbon cable that connects the body of some MacBook Pros to their display wears down too quickly, was revealed in January 2019 by iFixit. It seems to be a design f...


[Tue Mar 19th 6:15 pm] Apple’s ‘Sports Ball’ team could change the way you watch games


Apple appears to be planning to become a bigger influence in the world of watching sports as it prepares to announce its TV streaming service next week. The iPhone-maker invited Sports Illustrated ins...


[Tue Mar 19th 6:08 pm] Details on Intel CPUs used in Apple’s 2019 iMacs [Chart]


Exactly which Intel part numbers and generation CPUs were used in the new iMacs just announced? After some investigation, a detailed chart emerged.


[Tue Mar 19th 6:05 pm] Apple teams with literacy programs in the US and Europe


Apple has announced a new initiative in support of leading nonprofit organizations in the US and Europe that offer nonpartisan, independent media literacy programs.  The News Literacy Project (NLP) a...


[Tue Mar 19th 6:05 pm] Apple quietly lowers MacBook Pro, Air, and Mac mini SSD upgrade prices


Your next upgrade just got cheaper. Alongside updating the whole line on iMac models today, Apple has quietly reduced the price of the SSD upgrades across its MacBook Pro and MacBook Air lineup, as s...


[Tue Mar 19th 6:05 pm] Apple quietly lowers MacBook Pro, Air, and Mac mini SSD upgrade prices


Your next upgrade just got cheaper. Alongside updating the whole line on iMac models today, Apple has quietly reduced the price of the SSD upgrades across its MacBook Pro and MacBook Air lineup, as s...


[Tue Mar 19th 6:05 pm] Apple lowers price of SSD upgrades for Mac mini, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro


In addition to upgrading the iMac and iMac Pro this morning, Apple has also quietly lowered select upgrade costs. For the MacBook Air, Mac mini, and MacBook Pro, SSD upgrades are now slightly cheaper...


[Tue Mar 19th 6:00 pm] Don’t Travel This Spring without These 12 Tech Gadgets and Accessories


Spring is nearly upon us, which means it’s almost time for spring break vacations, road trips and traveling in general. You’ve packed your bags and grabbed your smartphone, but there are some othe...


[Tue Mar 19th 6:00 pm] The new iPad Air is Pro enough for most people [Opinion]


The new iPads Air and mini are as good as the Pros in every way that matters. Choosing an iPad now may be easier than ever. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


[Tue Mar 19th 5:57 pm] Angry Birds AR Coming to iOS


The Angry Birds are back, and this time they are in augmented reality. The user sees the view from behind the slingshot, as Chuck, Red, and friends are placed in the player’s surroundings. The trail...


[Tue Mar 19th 5:49 pm] Inside Apple’s sports surveillance room that could change the way we watch live events


On the second floor of a Silicon Valley office complex, in a conference room crowded...


[Tue Mar 19th 5:40 pm] FBI got warrant to force Face ID unlock on Cohen’s devices


Michael Cohen’s Apple devices were treated as evidence by federal investigators, who obtained warrants to compel President’s Trump one-time fixer to use Touch ID and Face ID to unlock them. The wa...


[Tue Mar 19th 5:34 pm] Apple Teams Up to Help Students With Media Literacy


Apple is supporting the News Literacy Project (NLP) and Common Sense in the U.S., and Osservatorio Permanente Giovani-Editori in Italy.


[Tue Mar 19th 5:21 pm] With This App You’ll Be Journaling Like a Stoic


I’ve been interested in applying Stoic philosophy to my life for a while, although I haven’t quite taken the plunge yet. That’s why this app caught my eye. This Stoic journaling app gives you da...


[Tue Mar 19th 5:20 pm] Ads might not taint Apple’s TV service


TV shows and movies on Apple’s soon-to-be-announced streaming service might not be broken up by irritating commercial breaks. A new report indicates content will be either free or paid for entirely...


[Tue Mar 19th 5:19 pm] Jason Snell on the Updated iMac Lineup


Jason Snell, writing at Six Colors: What this means is that these new iMacs have closed a bit of the gap between the highest-end iMac and the lowest-end iMac Pro. You’ll need to pay extra in con...


[Tue Mar 19th 5:19 pm] Apple partnering with advocacy groups to foster critical thinking and news literacy


Ahead of an expected news subscription service launch, Apple on Tuesday launched a new initiative to support leading nonprofit organizations in the US and Europe that offer nonpartisan, ind...


[Tue Mar 19th 5:19 pm] Apple teams with media literacy programs in the U.S. and Europe


Apple today announced a new initiative in support of leading nonprofit organizations...


[Tue Mar 19th 5:15 pm] Apple backing three media literacy programs to combat fake news in the US and Europe


Just days before Apple’s big March 25th event where it will unveil a new subscription news service, the company has revealed plans to support three media literacy programs in the United States and...


[Tue Mar 19th 5:14 pm] Report: Apple focusing on ‘curation and quality’ over quantity with original video content


We’re one week away from the unveiling of Apple’s streaming video service and details continue to unfold ahead of the March 25th event. Today, the Financial Times reports on a few details of Appl...


[Tue Mar 19th 5:09 pm] Apple cuts high-capacity MacBook Pro SSD upgrades by up to $400


Apple has made it cheaper for customers buying a MacBook Pro to go for increased storage options, cutting the cost of upgrades on the higher capacity SSD selections by up to $400, depending...


[Tue Mar 19th 5:04 pm] iPod touch refresh could be Apple’s third surprise this week


This week’s rollout of updated Apple hardware may not be over yet. A refreshed iPod touch could be the next device to hit the Online Store. It has been almost four years since Apple introduced the m...


[Tue Mar 19th 5:00 pm] How to Lock Your Mac with a Firmware Password and Why You Should


Locking your Mac with a password can go a long way to protecting your data. But, of course, there are ways around a simple account password. You can also encrypt your Mac’s drive using Apple’s bui...


[Tue Mar 19th 4:55 pm] More U.S. households now subscribe to streaming services than cable/satellite TV


For the first time, a higher percentage of households in the U.S. subscribe to a digital streaming service...


[Tue Mar 19th 4:43 pm] Apple’s new 2019 iMacs are better for consumers and enterprise pros alike


Making the decision to release updated iPads and iMacs in the week before launching...


[Tue Mar 19th 4:36 pm] Apple TV Sports Has its Own Human Curation


In a new report today we find that Apple TV Sports has its own curation team, watching for newsworthy and unpredictable moments.


[Tue Mar 19th 4:32 pm] Latest iOS 12.2 beta includes support for AirPower charging mat as release appears imminent


Yesterday, Apple released the sixth developer beta of iOS 12.2. Looking into what is in the update, we noticed it brings significant changes to the component responsible for wireless charging, includ...


[Tue Mar 19th 4:32 pm] Apple has sports ambitions, but not interested in streaming games


Apple appears to be making moves to try and change how people watch sports, as a report into how a small team working on the sports section of the Apple TV app and Apple TV interface operat...


[Tue Mar 19th 4:30 pm] Apple subscription news service might lack two key players


Major newspapers including The New York Times and Washington Post are yet to sign up to Apple’s news subscription service, a new report claims. With less than one week to go, Apple will be working o...


[Tue Mar 19th 4:30 pm] 9to5Toys Lunch Break: Apple 12-inch MacBook $929, iPad Air/mini pre-order discounts, WD 4TB USB-C Drive $100, more


9to5Toys now has a new app! Download it to stay up 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...


[Tue Mar 19th 4:30 pm] Which iMac Should I Buy: 21.5in vs 27in


Apple sells six different iMacs, but which iMac should you buy? We compare all the 21in models vs 27in iMac models to help you decide which is the best iMac for you.


[Tue Mar 19th 4:20 pm] Google Inbox will be wiped out next month


It’s nearly the end of the road for Google Inbox. A new popup that has started appearing inside the Inbox app confirms it will be closed down on April 2. Fans of the email client have just two weeks...


[Tue Mar 19th 4:15 pm] Time For a Spotify-Apple ‘Conscious Uncoupling’


Apple and Spotify are engaged in a high-profile battle, but perhaps it is time they now went their separate ways.


[Tue Mar 19th 4:15 pm] Time For a Spotify-Apple ‘Conscious Uncoupling’


Apple and Spotify are engaged in a high-profile battle, but perhaps it is time they now went their seperate ways.


[Tue Mar 19th 4:04 pm] Please, Apple, sort out your product naming nightmare [Opinion]


As thrilling as new Apple devices are, this week’s surprise hardware updates really screwed the pooch on one important front: product naming. The “new” iPad Air and iPad mini join a lineup of ta...


[Tue Mar 19th 4:00 pm] Angry Birds AR lets you play virtual 3D game on ANY surface using iPhone camera


ANGRY Birds is now available in ‘augmented reality’ – letting you play the virtual game on any table or floor using your phone’s camera. Today marks the launch of a new sequel for the addictiv...


[Tue Mar 19th 3:42 pm] Prototype circuit board shows iPhone’s simple origins


Imagine being an engineer assigned to help develop a device and you’re not allowed to see what it is supposed to look like, Secrecy was so important to Apple on its first iPhone, the first prototype...


[Tue Mar 19th 3:42 pm] Eddy Cue says Apple unlikely to seek exclusive rights for sports as it focuses on a sports curation service


A new report from Sports Illustrated today takes a look how at one of Apple’s quiet projects is working to change how we consume live sports. Eddy Cue has shared that the company isn’t looking t...


[Tue Mar 19th 3:42 pm] Flexgate is real; Apple should acknowledge it and treat their customers fairly


Apple seems to be aware that this is a problem, but they will not acknowledge it...


[Tue Mar 19th 3:41 pm] Apple releases results from it’s largest irregular heartbeat study


Imperfect but still promising. That’s been the takeaway so far from observers noting the results of Apple’s massive irregular heartbeat study, an analysis in which more than 419,000 Apple Watch us...


[Tue Mar 19th 3:36 pm] 9to5Mac Daily: March 19, 2019


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...


[Tue Mar 19th 3:25 pm] Angry Birds augmented reality game coming to mobile, initially exclusive to iOS


Angry Birds got a new lease of life when it came to the Magic Leap, Oculus Rift and Vive headsets. But Rovio is now bringing the augmented reality experience to mobile for the first time, initially e...


[Tue Mar 19th 3:24 pm] 5 Things We’re Still Expecting To See from Apple on March 25


Although Apple only officially announced its March 25 It’s Show Time event last week, we’ve known it was coming for much longer — after all, with the logistics behind a major media event like th...


[Tue Mar 19th 3:02 pm] One week out, New York Times and Washington Post still not signed up to Apple News deal


Just a week before Apple is due to announce its Apple News subscription service, expected to cost $10/month, at least two major US newspapers have reportedly not yet signed up. A report today says th...


[Tue Mar 19th 3:00 pm] Adobe and Moleskine bring paper drawing to the Mac with Creative Cloud connected notebook


Following an earlier collaboration in 2014, Adobe and accessory company Moleskine are teaming up again to deliver a new and improved Creative Cloud smart notebook. The connected paper tablet will all...


[Tue Mar 19th 2:56 pm] Apple’s iMac Pro now available with 256GB RAM option


Apple has quietly updated the iMac Pro build-to-order options to include...


[Tue Mar 19th 2:52 pm] Apple finally updates the iMac with significantly more powerful CPU and GPU options, no T2 chip


These new iMacs do not have the T2 chip that has appeared in the iMac Pro, Mac mini, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air


[Tue Mar 19th 2:51 pm] Nice (Non-Pro) iMac Speed Bumps


Nothing radical here — no T2 chip or anything that makes them *look new. Just faster CPUs from Intel and faster GPUs (including Vega options) from Radeon. This is an industrial design that deserves...


[Tue Mar 19th 2:45 pm] Prime members get $60 off a Ring Alarm 8-Piece Kit and Echo Dot bundle


Secure your home and secure some savings. Today only, Amazon has the Ring Alarm 8-Piece Home Security System bundle with an Amazon Echo Dot on sale for just $179 today. The deal is exclusive to Ama...


[Tue Mar 19th 2:45 pm] Prime members get $60 off a Ring Alarm 8-Piece Kit and Echo Dot bundle


Secure your home and secure some savings. Today only, Amazon has the Ring Alarm 8-Piece Home Security System bundle with an Amazon Echo Dot on sale for just $179 today. The deal is exclusive to Ama...


[Tue Mar 19th 2:41 pm] Rovio brings 'Angry Birds' into mobile augmented reality in new 'Isle of Pigs' iOS game


The 'Angry Birds' franchise is heading into the real world, at least through your iPhone.        


[Tue Mar 19th 2:35 pm] New Chase Sapphire Preferred Credit Card offer features 60k points


Heads up! We share savvy shopping and personal finance tips to put extra cash in your wallet. Mobile Nations may receive a commission from The Points Guy Affiliate Network. The latest sign-up offer f...


[Tue Mar 19th 2:35 pm] New Chase Sapphire Preferred Credit Card offer features 60k points


Heads up! We share savvy shopping and personal finance tips to put extra cash in your wallet. Mobile Nations may receive a commission from The Points Guy Affiliate Network. The latest sign-up offer f...


[Tue Mar 19th 2:30 pm] Travel light and look good doing it with Italian leather iPhone wallet cases


You’re grabbing a drink with friends or heading out to the bars for a night of fun, and the last thing you want is to worry about your cards and cash all night. Plus, there’s nothing worse than ha...


[Tue Mar 19th 2:23 pm] ​Apple ready to unveil big bet on television


Steve Jobs told his biographer in 2011 that Apple had “finally cracked” a winning formula for television. But eight years later, his successor Tim Cook is still trying to win a place in his custom...


[Tue Mar 19th 2:23 pm] Apple Updates iMac Lineup with Intel 9th-Gen Processors and Radeon Pro Vega Graphics


While Apple is clearly saving all of its stage time at next week’s event to cover its services business, the company isn’t ignoring its hardware devices, but instead of big on-stage announcements,...


[Tue Mar 19th 2:20 pm] Mac accessory vendor OWC acquires Thunderbolt 3 enclosure maker InXtron


OWC has confirmed it has acquired InXtron, a case manufacturer formerly known as Macpower Peripherals, a purchase that could enable the Mac hardware retailer to further increase its offerin...


[Tue Mar 19th 2:11 pm] Sonos-compatible speaker from Ikea expected to start around $120, in white or black


Ikea’s upcoming Sonos-compatible speaker range, set to be shown off next month and go on sale in August, is expected to start from around $120. The entry-level model will be available in a choice o...


[Tue Mar 19th 2:07 pm] iMac Pro now available with Vega 64X graphics and 256GB RAM


The pricey iMac Pro didn’t quite get a refresh like the standard iMac today, but Apple has added some new upgrade options. Those with a need for speed can now equip the all-in-one with AMD Radeon Pr...


[Tue Mar 19th 1:57 pm] WeTransfer Adds a Collage Tool to Paper


WeTransfer added a collage tool to its Paper app. You can clip and arrange multiple images on a page and cut them out or slice them up. This feature can be used for scrapbooking, mood boarding, and vi...


[Tue Mar 19th 1:45 pm] iWork app updates coming with improved Apple Pencil support and new iOS features


An update to Pages, Numbers and Keynote is coming that concentrates on bringing the iOS versions more into line with the macOS ones, as well as bringing along extended Apple Pencil support,...


[Tue Mar 19th 1:44 pm] Apple Sneaks Out iOS 12.2 Beta 6 Prior to Likely Final Release


While last week’s fifth beta of iOS 12.2 suggested that the “Golden Master” or final release of iOS 12.2 is imminent, Apple is clearly still polishing up a few things, with the release of a sixt...


[Tue Mar 19th 1:41 pm] Pricing just leaked for the new camera phone that’ll put iPhones and the Galaxy S10 to shame


It won’t be available from any US carrier, but the first real Galaxy S10 and iPhone XS rival is almost here. Next week, Huawei will take the wraps off the Huawei P30 series in Paris, France, althoug...