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[10:02 pm] How to turn on fall detection on Apple Watch Series 4


Apple over the years has positioned its Apple Watch as a health accessory - and its new "fall detection" feature is a prime example.The new Apple Watch


[10:00 pm] CultCast fans, this is the Siri Shortcut you need


Siri Shortcuts are proving to be one of the most useful new additions in iOS 12 and if you’re a fan of Cult of Mac‘s weekly podcast, The CultCast, we’ve got the perfect shortcut that’ll ensure...


[9:45 pm] Get 20% off VRS Design’s new cases for iPhone XS Max and XR (+ Giveaway)


Alongside the retail launch of the new iPhones, VRS DESIGN has introduced its own brand new collection of iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR cases. VRS Design’s latest lineup offers some of its fan favor...


[9:40 pm] Microsoft Office 2019 for Mac brings loads of new features


Microsoft Office for Mac just got its first major update in years.  Previews of the 2019 edition have been appearing for months, but the wait for the full version is over. It brings loads of new feat...


[9:21 pm] Ars Technica reviews macOS 10.14 Mojave: The Mac’s best update in years


I recommended against upgrading to High Sierra right away because the operating system’s early bugs...


[9:10 pm] Analyst: Apple’s 6.5-inch iPhone Xs Max sold out over weekend, 5.8-inch Xs orders ‘very weak’


Rosenblatt’s Jun Zhang sees iPhone XS inventory piling up...


[9:06 pm] How to replace Apple Maps with Waze on CarPlay


After Google Maps landed on CarPlay with iOS 12, Waze has now become officially available as a navigation option with Apple’s in-car platform as well. Follow along for how to replace Apple Maps wit...


[8:56 pm] Apple acquires Shazam, offering more ways to discover and enjoy music; Shazam app will soon become ad-free for all users


Apple today announced it has completed its acquisition of Shazam...


[8:48 pm] How iCloud helped convict Paul Manafort


Paul Manafort, the longtime political adviser who for a time in 2016 was the chairman...


[8:45 pm] Waze brings next-gen navigation to CarPlay


For too many years, the only navigation application for CarPlay users was Apple Maps. But iOS 12 changed that. Last week, CarPlay users got access to Google Maps. And now the rival Waze is an option....


[8:35 pm] OmniFocus 3 for macOS released w/ new Forecast view, multiple tag support, more


In conjunction with the public release of macOS 10.14 Mojave, The Omni Group has today released a major update to its popular task management system, OmniFocus. As part of OmniFocus 3, the applicatio...


[8:30 pm] How to Prepare for and Install macOS Mojave


Now that MacOS Mojave is available to download for all Mac users, you may be interested in updating to the latest and greatest Mac system software release. But before diving in with the installation,...


[8:29 pm] Star Power, Image Concerns Drive Apple’s Original Content Strategy


Apple has yet to release a single frame from any of the original scripted shows it has ordered during the past year, but the soon-to-be streaming giant is already making a big impact. Apple has budget...


[8:21 pm] A Migration Guide for macOS Server Users


Apple has modified macOS Server, and with Mojave upon us, it’s good to know about the changes Apple has implemented. Here’s a link to the Apple Migration Guide. From the intro: “macOS Server is...


[8:20 pm] Kuo: iPhone XS Max far outselling iPhone XS, with 256GB most popular, 512GB is subject to shortages; Apple Watch Series 4 demand is "much better than expected" (Joe Rossignol/MacRumors)


Joe Rossignol / MacRumors: Kuo: iPhone XS Max far outselling iPhone XS, with 256GB most popular, 512GB is subject to shortages; Apple Watch Series 4 demand is “much better than expected”  — ...


[8:06 pm] John Lennon and George Harrison Recording ‘How Do You Sleep?’ in 1971 [Video]


Check out this video of John Lennon, George Harrison, and The Plastic Ono Band in the studio recording “How Do You Sleep?” This recording is labeled Takes 5 and 6. It’s an outtake without the st...


[8:03 pm] Snapchat partners with Amazon for new ‘Visual Search’ shopping feature


Following Instagram’s announcement of new shopping features last week, Snapchat is joining the fun with a new partnership with Amazon. As announced in a blog post, the company is partnering with Am...


[8:01 pm] How to Turn On Fall Detection on Apple Watch Series 4


Fall Detection is turned off by default on Apple Watch Series 4. It’s easy to enable, so read on to learn how.


[8:00 pm] iPhone XS Max whips Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in speed tests


Both Samsung and Apple offer really large smartphones fo those who want to carry a miniature tablet around with them everywhere. Anyone trying to decide between the iPhone XS Max and the Galaxy Note 9...


[7:55 pm] Hands on: Much-awaited OmniFocus 3 for Mac brings tags to To Do tasks


The hugely powerful To Do app revamps its visual design and expands its features with tags and a greatly updated repeating dates function. AppleInsider adores nearly every inch of it.


[7:52 pm] Some iPhone XS & XS Max owners complaining of poor wireless reception


The first few days after release are proving rocky for some iPhone XS and XS Max owners, who are coping with bad Wi-Fi and cellular connections on their new mobile devices.


[7:47 pm] DisplayMate: iPhone XS Max Has the Best Smartphone Display Ever


Apple’s iPhone XS Max has the best smartphone display ever, according to display testing firm DisplayMate. In its “iPhone XS Max OLED Display Technology Shoot-Out,” DisplayMate wrote that the 6....


[7:43 pm] Apple Watch’s new fall detection is turned off by default if you’re under 65 – here’s how to enable it


Apple Watch Series 4 sales kicked off on Friday, after a week of preorders, and days after a flurry of reviews praised Apple’s new wearable device. Series 4 is a massive upgrade for the Watch, both...


[7:35 pm] Don’t Worry, Anki’s Vector Is ‘The Good Robot’ that Won’t Destroy Humanity


Anki has a promotion video out for Vector, the company’s new personal robot. And the good news is that Vector won’t destroy humanity. Though, to be fair, what else would a robot say, unless, of co...


[7:33 pm] TMO Background Mode Interview with Technology Journalist Ryan Faas


Ryan Faas is a technology journalist and author who had been writing about Apple, business, enterprise IT topics, and the mobile industry for over a decade. He also spent a large portion of the past 1...


[7:28 pm] iPhone Xs/Max’s new 512GB storage capacity could make Apple $134 more per phone than the 64GB option


In the latest iPhones that went on sale on Sept. 21, the biggest upsell isn’t...


[7:16 pm] Apple Officially Releases macOS Mojave with Dynamic Desktop, Dark Mode and More


Apple on Monday officially released the next-generation version of its Mac operating system: macOS Mojave. macOS Mojave, version 10.14, is a major update to the Mac platform. It introduces a range of...


[7:16 pm] Apple Watch Series 4 teardown exposes all the big changes


Apple Watch Series 4 brings a lot of changes, but how much has it changed on the inside? Quite a bit, actually -- iFixit has torn down the new smartwatch, and it's clear that this was Apple's opportu...


[7:13 pm] Phone XS Max boasts the best smartphone display ever


Apple knocked it out of the park with the new OLED display on the iPhone XS Max. Reviews have been glowing about the huge new screen ever since it came out last week and now one of the most objective...


[7:11 pm] Waze navigation is now available on Apple CarPlay


If you're an iPhone owner in need of driving directions, you've probably had one thing on your mind since June: when will that version of Waze with CarPlay support show up? Thankfully, you don't have...


[7:10 pm] Waze is now available on Apple CarPlay with iOS 12 and includes features like the ability to use daytime maps during night, change how a car appears on the map (Zac Hall/9to5Mac)


Zac Hall / 9to5Mac: Waze is now available on Apple CarPlay with iOS 12 and includes features like the ability to use daytime maps during night, change how a car appears on the map  —  Waze for i...


[7:09 pm] MacOS Mojave is here: 8 ways it can update your Mac


From Dark Mode to easier tools for adding pictures to your documents, MacOS Mojave can add a fresh coat to your aging Mac.        


[7:09 pm] MacOS Mojave is here: 8 ways it can update your Mac


From Dark Mode to easier tools for adding pictures to your documents, MacOS Mojave can add a fresh coat to your aging Mac.        


[7:08 pm] macOS Mojave privacy protections flaw leaves data like contacts vulnerable


On the launch day of macOS 10.14 Mojave, a new flaw has been shared that has to do with bypassing the new operating system’s privacy protections. This leaves supposedly private data like a user’s...


[6:49 pm] Microsoft debuts Office 2019 for Mac, OneDrive Files on Demand for Mojave


At its Ignite event in Orlando, Microsoft announced the availability of Office 2019 for Windows and Mac, alongside a test version of Files on Demand which allows users to see all their OneD...


[6:48 pm] Waze hits Apple CarPlay in iOS 12, becomes second third-party navigation app available


On Monday, Waze for iOS updated with support for CarPlay, becoming just the second app to take advantage of third-party navigation support introduced in iOS 12.


[6:46 pm] 20 apple desserts from around the world that you need to try


No matter how you choose to eat them, apples make for a tasty snack. Luckily, different places around the world each have a special way of incorporating apples into treats. From beautiful rose-shape...


[6:44 pm] Real-life speed test: Apple’s iPhone Xs Max beats Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9


The iPhone Xs performance improvements are massive...


[6:39 pm] OLED iPhones vs LCD iPhones: Will You Really Notice a Difference?


If you’re considering a new iPhone this year, you and many other consumers may be considering the differences between the $749 XR and $999 XS (or XS Max, if you like big phones and cannot lie). One...


[6:38 pm] macOS Mojave: Hands-on with 20+ new changes and features [Video]


After last week’s successful launch of iOS 12, it’s now the Mac’s turn to receive its yearly software update in the form of macOS Mojave. Version 10.14 of macOS includes loads of new features t...


[6:38 pm] NOVA True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds: $49


We have a deal on a pair of NOVA True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds. They support Bluetooth 4.1 and come with a charging case. And, you can use that charging case to charge your other devices in a pinch...


[6:27 pm] What the Heck is an Artificial Neural Network?


What is an artificial neural network? They power many technologies such as Apple’s A12 Bionic chip, but what are they? Forbes breaks it down. Artificial neural networks use different layers of mathe...


[6:18 pm] Waze navigation now works with CarPlay


Waze for iPhone finally works with Apple CarPlay on iOS 12. The latest update to Waze lets you use the smart navigation app on the built-in screen in your car with CarPlay support. Waze on CarPlay in...


[6:15 pm] Apple Park gets bricked in amazing LEGO replica


As architecture to behold, the Apple Park “spaceship” campus has received the ultimate validation – as a LEGO model. The iconic ring, the circular Steve Jobs Theatre, fitness center, and even th...


[6:11 pm] 7 Important Changes in iOS 12 Apple Didn’t Mention


Both online and at their big event, Apple has studiously covered the major changes in iOS 12, including AR potential, new camera and Animoji tricks, and notification customization. But there are also...


[6:09 pm] United Nations Data Breach Leaks Passwords and Other Data


The United Nations data breach leaked passwords and other sensitive data to the entire internet via productivity app called Trello.


[6:01 pm] Why I’m done with Google’s Chrome browser


Today I wanted to write specifically about Google Chrome...


[6:00 pm] Camera shootout: Apple iPhone XS Max vs. 8 Plus in low light


We went out with the new phone to see how it compared to last year's model. Differences are subtle, except in low light and in "Portrait" settings.        


[5:55 pm] Austin Mann’s iPhone XS Camera Review: Zanzibar


Austin Mann: Most of the time my expectations for camera upgrades on “S” years aren’t so high, but after shooting with the iPhone XS for a week, I can confidently say it’s a huge camera up...


[5:54 pm] Apple Watch Series 4 First Impressions – TMO Daily Observations 2018-09-24


Adam Christianson from the Maccast and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about how well the original iPhone’s design is holding up, plus they share their first impressions after a weekend with A...


[5:52 pm] Eric Schmidt Warns the Internet Will Split Apart in 2028


Former Google chief Eric Scmidt predicts that by 2028 the internet will split into two separate webs: A Chinese version and an American version. If you think of China as like ‘Oh yeah, they’re goo...


[5:51 pm] iPhone XS Max earns DisplayMate’s ‘Best Smartphone Display Award’ with near ’Perfect Calibration and Performance’


While Apple hasn’t shared specifics about how the iPhone XS and XS Max offer the best iPhone displays ever (particularly over the iPhone X), DisplayMate has put the XS Max through rigorous testing...


[5:40 pm] macOS: How to Create a Mac Panic Button With Automator


Andrew explains how he used Automator to create a Mac panic button. It automatically deletes certain files, then empties the Trash.


[5:39 pm] Camera shoot-out: Apple iPhone XS Max vs. 8 Plus battle to see who's better in low light


We went out with the new phone to see how it compared to last year's model. Differences are subtle, except in low light and in "Portrait" settings.        


[5:39 pm] Camera shoot-out: Apple iPhone XS Max vs. 8 Plus battle to see who's better in low light


We went out with the new phone to see how it compared to last year's model. Differences are subtle, except in low light and in "Portrait" settings.        


[5:38 pm] Apple Releases tvOS 12.0.1 for Apple TV 4/4K


The release notes are essentially mum on new features, and this release is likely a minor bug fix release or related to macOS Mojave, which was also released Monday.


[5:35 pm] Raw 4K video, shot on iPhone XS Max


Standing under the Manhattan Beach Pier, shooting with Apple's new iPhone XS Max, in 4K and 30 frames per second        


[5:35 pm] Raw 4K video, shot on iPhone XS Max


Standing under the Manhattan Beach Pier, shooting with Apple's new iPhone XS Max, in 4K and 30 frames per second        


[5:35 pm] How to prepare your Mac for macOS Mojave


Is you Mac ready for Mojave? Get ready for the free macOS Mojave upgrade with these tips for backing up and organizing your Mac. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


[5:33 pm] Apple Releases macOS Mojave


Apple released macOS Mojave on Monday with system-wide Dark Mode interface, Quick Actions in Finder windows, and more.


[5:32 pm] Apple TV gets minor tvOS 12.0.1 update


In conjunction with macOS Mojave Apple has also released a minor maintenance update for the Apple TV and Apple TV 4K, tvOS 12.0.1.


[5:32 pm] How to get the most out of the Apple Watch heart rate features - CNET


The Apple Watch knows a lot about your heart.


[5:28 pm] SquareTrade: latest iPhones are tough but susceptible to drops (but not beer)


The iPhone Xs and Xs Max have hit the streets, along with Apple’s claims they feature the largest, most durable screens of any iPhone—and even have beer-resistant qualities. SquareTrade, an Allsta...


[5:25 pm] The 12 best features of MacOS Mojave - CNET


Dark mode, desktop stacks, Safari favicons and more.


[5:21 pm] ‘By a Captain, He’s No Captain’


Frederic Raphael, who co-wrote the screenplay for Eyes Wide Shut, responding to Nathan Abrams new book on Kubrick: While conning Abrams’s volume, I discovered, not greatly to my chagrin, that I...


[5:20 pm] iPhone XS Max vastly outsells smaller XS


When it comes to iPhones, it appears bigger is much better. The iPhone XS series debuted on Friday, and a respected analyst reports the larger of the two is selling far, far better than its smaller si...


[5:18 pm] Microsoft releases Office 2019 for Mac to volume license customers, full release to follow


Microsoft is today releasing its new iteration of Office, Office 2019, for Mac today. The main focus on the new version is solely tailored towards users and businesses that haven’t switched to the...


[5:15 pm] Apple Rejects Violence, Sex, Politics in Video Platform


News over the weekend report that Apple rejects violence, sex, and politics in the company’s video platform. The result is an approach out of step with the triumphs of the video-streaming era. Other...


[5:14 pm] Things 3.7 updated for macOS Mojave, brings Dark Mode to El Capitan and later


macOS Mojave with Dark Mode is out today, and Cultured Code has a new version of Things ready to go. Things by Cultured Code is a super polished personal task manager for Apple devices. Things 3.7 wo...


[5:13 pm] macOS Mojave is available today


macOS Mojave is now available as a free software update for Mac users. It’s available at the Mac App Store. macOS Mojave brings a number of new features to the Mac, including Dark Mode which transf...


[5:09 pm] tvOS 12.0.1 update for Apple TV now available


Apple has today released tvOS 12.0.1 to the public. The company doesn’t mention any new notable changes, so it’s likely that this is a minor bug fix and stability improvements update. The post...


[5:08 pm] Colin Kaepernick Is Nike’s $6 Billion Man


Kate Gibson, writing for CBS MoneyWatch: The heat Nike has taken over its controversial advertising campaign featuring former NFL start Colin Kaepernick seems to have had another effect: burnishin...


[5:06 pm] Download MacOS Mojave Now


Apple has released macOS Mojave (versioned as MacOS 10.14) for all Mac users with a Mojave compatible Mac. MacOS Mojave includes an all new Dark Mode theme for the general interface, desktop Stacks to...


[5:02 pm] Apple releases macOS Mojave


macOS Mojave, the latest version of the most advanced desktop operating system...


[5:02 pm] Apple Plans to Support Senate Privacy Rules


Axios reports that it obtained an executive’s prepared testimony.


[5:02 pm] [Sponsor] Jamf Now: Streamlined Apple Device Management


Support your users and their Apple devices without help from IT. Jamf Now is a simple device management solution designed to help anyone set up, manage, and protect Apple devices at work. Easily conf...


[5:00 pm] macOS Mojave now available with Dark Mode, News and Home apps, much more


The next major version of the Mac operating system is now available: macOS Mojave. Version 10.14 introduces system wide Dark Mode, new apps like Apple News and Home, new ways to organize (and decorat...


[5:00 pm] Apple acquires Shazam


Apple today announced it has completed its acquisition of Shazam, a music app used by hundreds of millions of people worldwide. “Apple and Shazam have a long history together. Shazam was one of the...


[5:00 pm] How to upgrade to macOS Mojave


Apple has released the latest version of its Macintosh operating system. Called macOS Mojave, this is version 10.14 of the OS, and it features several new features including Dark Mode, Dynamic Desk...


[5:00 pm] 5 reasons why you should upgrade to macOS Mojave right now


Today’s the day, Mac users: the latest version of macOS, called Mojave (and officially it’s version 10.14), is now available. It’s not a major revamp of the operating system (it’s been a wh...


[4:59 pm] Apple has closed its acquisition of music recognition app Shazam and says it will soon become ad-free, in a deal sources say was for $400M (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)


Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Apple has closed its acquisition of music recognition app Shazam and says it will soon become ad-free, in a deal sources say was for $400M  —  Last year, we broke the...


[4:54 pm] Apple Watch fall detection disabled by default … unless you’re old


Don’t just assume your new Apple Watch Series 4 will be there to help you when you drunkenly fall into a neighbor’s flowerbed on your way home from the bar. If you’re under 65, fall detection is...


[4:53 pm] Apple, Salesforce Team Up To Create New Business Mobile Apps


Apple and Salesforce announced Monday (Sept. 24) that they have inked a strategic partnership to create new mobile apps for businesses. In a press release, the companies announced that Salesforce is r...


[4:42 pm] Apple completes Shazam acquisition, removes ads from Shazam app


Apple formally announced that it has completed its acquisition of Shazam, the song-identifying app that has become so synonymous with “identifying songs” that it has its own game show on a maj...


[4:41 pm] Consumer Reports: Biggest changes for iPhone XS and XS Max are faster A12 chip and camera improvements


Consumer Reports is out with its initial take on the iPhone XS and XS Max. The consumer focused publication calls out the new A12 Bionic chip and camera upgrades as the most notable improvements over...


[4:32 pm] Shazam is now officially part of Apple, and will soon be ad-free - CNET


The music recognition app reportedly cost Apple around $400 million.


[4:25 pm] Sirius XM plans to buy Pandora for $3.5 billion


Two of the biggest companies in the music business are teaming up to try to better take on Spotify and Apple Music. Sirius XM revealed today that it plans to acquire the music streaming service Pandor...


[4:22 pm] Apple and Salesforce Announce iOS Strategic Partnership


Apple Newsroom: Apple and Salesforce today announced a strategic partnership that brings together the number one customer relationship management platform and iOS, the world’s most advanced mobi...


[4:16 pm] Four things we learned from the Apple Watch 4 teardown - CNET


Apple packs a lot into the smaller space, yet makes replacing the screen and the battery easier.


[4:13 pm] SiriusXM Is Buying Pandora in $3.5 Billion Deal


Seems like a lot of money to me.  ★ 


[4:10 pm] As part of a new strategic partnership with Apple, Salesforce will release a Salesforce Mobile SDK for iOS by end of 2018 and redesign its iOS app by early 2019 (Chris Welch/The Verge)


Chris Welch / The Verge: As part of a new strategic partnership with Apple, Salesforce will release a Salesforce Mobile SDK for iOS by end of 2018 and redesign its iOS app by early 2019  —  Sale...


[4:03 pm] Apple Watch Diary: The Series 4 is definitely a worthwhile upgrade for me


The Apple Watch succeeded in converting me from a smartwatch skeptic to an Apple Watch convert, but I held out on upgrading until the Series 3 came along. There were two reasons that persuaded me to...


[4:00 pm] This Siri shortcut keeps an eye on police during a traffic stop


The smartphone has become a useful tool in shining a light on police abuse and overreach. Now, there’s a Siri shortcut that quickly readies your iPhone to record your experience with police during a...


[3:50 pm] Teardown reveals beautiful guts inside Apple Watch Series 4


Steve Jobs famously adopted a “paint the back of the fence” approach when it came to design, making sure that the parts of his computers people didn’t see were every bit as attractive as those t...


[3:44 pm] Apple Buys Shazam, Dropping Ads for All Users


Apple announced on Monday that it purchased the song identification service Shazam.


[3:41 pm] iPhone XS camera is the major upgrade over iPhone X [Comparison]


I’ve upgraded my iPhone each year since replacing my months-old white iPhone 4 with the Siri-equipped iPhone 4S back in 2011. There’s always at least one new feature that makes me want to upgrade...


[3:37 pm] Apple finalizes Shazam acquisition and vows to remove ads


Apple has confirmed its acquisition of Shazam is now complete, nine months after it was first announced. The company’s first move will be to rid the music service, which is used more than 20 million...


[3:33 pm] Waze adds Apple CarPlay support just days after Google Maps


Waze, like its parent company’s mapping product, now supports navigation through Apple CarPlay with a new update out today, via 9to5Mac. Last week, Google released an update to its iOS app to...


[3:32 pm] Apple has completed its acquisition of music recognition app Shazam


Back in December of 2017, Apple announced it would purchase the music discovery service Shazam. Now, that acquisition is complete, and it means that the Shazam app experience will soon be ad-free for...


[3:30 pm] Apple Closes Shazam Acquisition, Starts Phasing Out Ads


Apple now officially owns Shazam: The Cupertino computer maker announced Monday that its acquisition of Shazam has closed, and that it plans to make the music recognition service available ad-free to...


[3:29 pm] Apple closes Shazam acquisition, takes music tagging service ad-free


Apple officially owns music tagging service Shazam. After confirming plans to buy the company in December 2017, Apple announced today that the deal has closed and it is removing ads from the service....


[3:25 pm] Apple just bought Shazam – and is making a BIG change to the song-identifying app


APPLE has finally completed its purchase of Shazam – and it’s making a major change to the song-identifying app. The app will soon become completely ad-free for all users, so you can listen withou...


[3:20 pm] Don’t be fooled: iPhone XS is not a boring ‘S’ upgrade [Review]


If you ever watched schlocky ’70s sci-fi show The Six Million Dollar Man, you probably remember the opening sequence, during which a faceless narrator describes building a man who is “better than...


[3:10 pm] Kuo: iPhone XS Max considerably more popular than XS, 256GB model is top pick


Ming-Chi Kuo is out today with details on how the iPhone XS and XS Max are doing after the new phones launched last weekend. In addition to how much more popular the XS Max is compared to the XS, Kuo...


[2:49 pm] We dropped a thirsty iPhone XS into coffee, wine, beer and soda: Here's how it did


The iPhone XS and XS Max are water resistant like other phones. But these new devices are also supposed to withstand beer and soda spills. Did they?        


[2:49 pm] We dropped a thirsty iPhone XS into coffee, wine, beer and soda: Here's how it did


The iPhone XS and XS Max are water resistant like other phones. But these new devices are also supposed to withstand beer and soda spills. Did they?        


[2:44 pm] macOS Mojave - Is going to be released tonight around 6pm!!


The macOS Mojave final release are going to be available to download today.       Some of the new things on this system. Dark mode:  Desktop Stacks: large....


[2:44 pm] macOS Mojave - Are going to be released tonight around 6pm!!


The macOS Mojave final release are going to be available to download today.       Some of the new things on this system. Dark mode:  Desktop Stacks: large....


[2:44 pm] Apple Partners with Salesforce for New Business Apps


Apple and Salesforce are partnering to bring more powerful customer service-focused apps to the iPhone and iPad.


[2:40 pm] Watch iPhone XS thief get pinned to floor after SIX robbers are caught robbing Apple Store in broad daylight


FOOTAGE of a brazen Apple Store heist shows six men seemingly stealing iPhone demo models – before escaping with their loot. One of the apparent crooks failed to escape however, and was filmed being...


[2:37 pm] Dad reveals 7-year-old’s cheeky iPhone ‘hack’ for Apple’s Screen Time limits


A CLEVER kid has worked out a way of getting around Apple’s new Screen Time restrictions. The new feature lets you limit how much time your children spend on apps and games – but one youngster fou...


[2:34 pm] Apple to add support for depth control while taking an image with iPhone Xs/Max


With the iPhone XS, Apple introduced support for bokeh and depth control...


[2:33 pm] Award-winning iOS game Alto’s Adventure now available on the Mac


The award-winning iOS game Alto’s Adventure has finally made its debut on the Mac. Available for $9.99 on the Mac App Store, fans of the endless runner game on mobile can now play on their laptops...


[2:27 pm] We drowned an iPhone XS in beer, wine, soda and coffee.


We put an iPhone XS through a liquid torture test. the latest models are also able to withstand accident spills, from beer, wine, soda and more.        


[2:08 pm] We drowned an iPhone XS in beer, wine, soda and coffee.


We put an iPhone XS through a liquid torture test. the latest models are also able to withstand accident spills, from beer, wine, soda and more.        


[2:04 pm] iPhone XR name mystery deepens as even APPLE might not know what it stands for


WHAT does the “R” in Apple’s new iPhone XR stand for? There’s a chance even Apple might not know. That’s the theory from long-time Apple blogger John Gruber, who reckons it may not stand for...


[2:03 pm] ∞ Better You – A new Apple Watch ad that hits all the right notes


[VIDEO] I absolutely love this new Apple Watch ad (embedded in the main Loop post), appearing in heavy rotation over the weekend. The ad cleverly tells a story, that of a person whose Apple Watch adds...


[2:00 pm] Learn to build awesome iOS 12 apps [Deals]


iOS 12 has finally landed, bringing with it a whole raft of new features and updates like Siri shortcuts, enhanced AR, and lots more. It offers plenty of opportunity for developers to innovate and bui...


[1:53 pm] Maintain serves up Cocktail 12 (Mojave)


Maintain has served up Cocktail 12 (Mojave Edition), a new edition of Cocktail for users running macOS Mojave. It’s a general purpose utility for macOS that lets users clean, repair and optimize the...


[1:44 pm] Apple teams up with Salesforce to deliver better business apps for iOS


Apple has entered into a new partnership with Salesforce to deliver new iOS apps focused on business. Salesforce is redesigning its app and adding exclusive new features as part of the deal, while App...


[1:39 pm] The iPhone XS Max is outselling the iPhone XS, according to analyst report


Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of TF International Securities has provided insight on Apple’s lineup of new products in a research note obtained by MacRumors. The note discusses the reception of t...


[1:35 pm] iPhone XS glass slammed as ‘impure’ by vlogger during scratch test on £1,100 phone


APPLE is fitting its new iPhone handsets with “impure” glass, according to a popular gadget vlogger. The lens glass protecting your phone’s camera is supposed to be built out of super-strong sap...


[1:26 pm] Apple and Salesforce partner to help redefine customer experiences on iOS


Apple and Salesforce are partnering to bring together the best devices for business and the world’s #1 CRM...


[1:23 pm] Apple partnership with Salesforce brings ‘exclusive new features’ to iOS apps


Apple has announced a new partnership with leading customer relationship management company Salesforce. Apple and Salesforce today announced a strategic partnership that brings together the number o...


[1:21 pm] Pandora is being purchased by SiriusXM for $3.5 billion


The deal should be completed in Q1 2019. Pandora, one of the oldest names in the music streaming market, is being purchased by SiriusXM for $3.5 billion in stock. The deal was announced on Monday, Se...


[1:20 pm] Apple Watch Series 4 teardown shows slight battery increase, svelte new components


Although similar to the Series 3 on the surface apart from its larger screen and EKG technology, the Series 4 Watch shows some serious efforts at interior redesign, an early teardown of the...


[1:19 pm] Storage is cheaper than ever, but iPhone customers don’t benefit


Perhaps unsurprisingly, Apple doesn’t go out of its way to pass savings on to to customers. According to a new report, despite the cost of NAND flash memory halving in price over the past year, Appl...


[1:07 pm] Apple Watch Series 4 iFixit Teardown Shows a Refined Watch, Inside and Out


iFixit’s Apple Watch Series 4 teardown is out and inside they found a bigger battery along with a bigger Taptic Engine, and more.


[1:06 pm] A Better Finder Rename 10.33 adds support for macOS Mojave Dark Mode


publicspace (http://www.publicspace.net) has announced A Better Finder Rename 10.33, an update to their batch file renaming solution for the Mac.  The app is designed for creative professionals, digi...


[1:00 pm] Finer Focus ready for macOS Mojave


SpriTec Software has updated Finer Focus for macOS Mojave, adding support for Dark Mode and Dynamic Desktop.  Together, Mojave’s Dark Mode and Finer Focus’s ability to dim, fade and blur users’...


[1:00 pm] Roku adds low-cost Premiere 4K players to its line up


Roku is expanding its streaming video player lineup with a 4K player that is half the price of its current 4K offering. The Roku Premiere will launch ahead of the year-end shopping season when 4K TVs...


[12:58 pm] Sirius XM to acquire Pandora for $3.5 billion


Satellite radio firm Sirius XM Holdings Inc will buy music streamer Pandora Media...


[12:57 pm] Kenshoo now supports Apple Search Ads


Kenshoo, which specializes in marketing technology, has become an Apple Search Ads Authorized Reseller, adding support for Apple Search Ads to the Kenshoo Marketing Platform. Apple Search Ads helps ma...


[12:56 pm] macOS Mojave is available today


macOS Mojave is available todayUpdate Brings Dark Mode, Stacks, New Apps, a Redesigned Mac App Store and MoremacOS Mojave, the latest version of the most advanced desktop operating system, is now avai...


[12:56 pm] Boot Camp Won’t Work With macOS Mojave on 2012 27-Inch iMac With 3TB Hard Drive


Apple today shared a support document that will be of interest to customers who own a late 2012 27-inch iMac with a 3TB hard drive and are attempting to upgrade to the macOS Mojave update. There is...


[12:51 pm] More tests confirm faster data speeds of iPhone XS on both Wi-Fi and LTE


Further tests have confirmed early suggestions that the new radio tech in the iPhone XS significantly boosts data speeds on both Wi-Fi and LTE when compared to last year’s iPhone X. Not all the rea...


[12:21 pm] Australia’s second modernized Apple store opening in Robina on September 29th


After debuting its contemporary store design in Australia at Chadstone last November, Apple is preparing another significant retail expansion for this coming Saturday, September 29th. Apple Robina wi...


[12:13 pm] Apple Watch Series 4 teardown: major design leap, iPhone level repairability, more battery


Following its teardown of the iPhone XS and XS Max, iFixit has now taken its blades and tri-point screwdrivers to the Apple Watch Series 4 – and was impressed by what it found. The company said tha...


[12:05 pm] Apple testimony to Senate committee will include support for federal privacy regulations


Apple will advise to the Senate it supports federal regulations relating to privacy, a report ahead of the September 26 hearing claims, with the iPhone producer expected to testify to lawma...


[12:03 pm] Apple estimated to make $134 more profit per phone on 512 GB iPhone XS compared to base model


Data reported by Bloomberg indicates that Apple is estimated to make around $134 more profit per phone on the 512 GB models of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, than the 64 GB base models. Apple charg...


[12:00 pm] Today in Apple history: Apple battles Eminem in court


September 24, 2009: Apple lawyers head to court to defend itself against rapper Eminem’s music publisher, Eight Mile Style. The lawsuit alleges that Apple unlawfully sold 93 of Eminem’s songs on t...


[11:46 am] iOS keyboard cursor now works on all devices running iOS 12


One of the iPhone’s most useful 3D Touch features is the ability to turn your keyboard into a trackpad while typing, and with iOS 12, this functionality is coming to handsets without Apple’s...


[11:41 am] Apple completes Shazam acquisition, will make app ad-free for everyone


Apple has successfully completed its acquisition of Shazam, the popular song identification app. The company confirmed it was buying Shazam and its development team for a reported $400 million l...


[11:30 am] Apple Watch Series 4 review: It’ll make your heart skip a beat


I have a new best friend. It’s the Apple Watch Series 4. Boy, do I love this miraculous little machine. The new Apple Watch really is wonderful. As with everything else, speed makes it so much more...


[11:30 am] More drop tests of iPhone XS reveal mixed results, sketchy sapphire claim [Videos]


Apple claimed during the iPhone XS event that its new flagship models use ‘the most durable smartphone glass in the world,’ and it of course wasn’t long before people started putting that claim...


[11:24 am] The best VPN for Mac 2018


Stay anonymous online & access blocked content with these cheap VPNs for Mac.


[11:21 am] Apple exploring options in case its proposed U.K. campus is delayed


Apple is making contingency plans in the event that its proposed giant U.K. campus in London’s iconic Battersea Power Station is delayed. According to a new report, Apple is coming up with backup op...


[11:15 am] Apple acquires Shazam, offering more ways to discover and enjoy music


Apple acquires Shazam, offering more ways to discover and enjoy musicShazam App Will Soon Become Ad-Free For All UsersCupertino, California — Apple today announced it has completed its acquisition o...


[11:12 am] Waze for iOS Updated With CarPlay Support


Popular Google-owned mapping app Waze was today updated with support for CarPlay on devices running iOS 12. The iOS 12 update allows third-party mapping apps to be used with CarPlay for the first time...


[11:00 am] iPhone XS drop test: This phone would not crack - CNET


We dropped a brand-new gold iPhone XS onto the sidewalk four times to find out how durable the glass is on both sides.


[10:54 am] Apple is making TV shows to take on Netflix – but there’s a BIG catch


APPLE is investing billions in original telly to take on Netflix – but there’s a big catch. Rather than offering racy TV shows and movies, Apple will reportedly avoid any “sex, profanity or viol...


[10:50 am] iPhone XS phones are beer-resistant, but the glass can still shatter on drops


A drop test video on Friday showed us that the news iPhone XS and XS Max are indeed more durable than the iPhone X, surviving drops from various heights. But the phones aren’t indestructible. More r...


[10:42 am] iPhone XS and XS Max users are reporting poor cell and Wi-Fi reception


Some users who upgraded to an iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max over the weekend have reported poor cell and Wi-Fi reception and noticeably slower speeds when comparing their new phones to their older...


[10:39 am] Apple and Salesforce create a strategic partnership to bring Siri to enterprise customers


Salesforce and Apple have announced a partnership “that brings together the number one customer relationship management platform and iOS.” The biggest direct result of the collaboration will...


[10:28 am] iPhone XS is stronger, but certainly not unbreakable


iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max boast the strongest glass ever used in a smartphone, Apple says. But is it strong enough? New tests reveal that although Apple’s devices may be tougher than their predece...


[10:16 am] Watch Apple Store thief get pinned to floor after SIX robbers get caught stealing new iPhone XS in broad daylight


FOOTAGE of a brazen Apple Store heist shows six men seemingly stealing iPhone demo models – before escaping with their loot. One of the apparent crooks failed to escape however, and was filmed being...


[10:00 am] iPhone XS networking performance gets a big boost


The performance improvements in the A12 Bionic chip used in the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max certainly sound impressive. Apple says the CPU is up to 15 percent faster, the GPU is up to 50 percent qu...


[10:00 am] Ecovacs Deebot 901 review: an affordable floor-mapping robot vacuum


This competent cleaner boasts laser navigation and Google Home and Amazon Alexa integration at a fraction of premium-model prices.


[9:52 am] AR headset prevalence still a few years away


AR headset prevalence still a few years away Global shipments of standalone and tethered augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headsets are expected to total 4.2 million units in 2018, up 31...


[9:37 am] Gartner: 28% of spending in key IT segments will shift to the cloud by 2022


Twenty-eight percent of spending within key enterprise IT markets will shift to the cloud by 2022, up from 19% in 2018, according to Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com).  Growth in enterprise IT spending...


[9:02 am] Apple and Salesforce partner to help redefine customer experiences on iOS


Apple and Salesforce bring together the best devices for business and the world’s #1 CRMEnabling Powerful Apps and Customer Experiences Exclusive to iPhone and iPadSan Francisco, California — Appl...


[9:02 am] Kool Tools: Silverstack Offload Manager


Pomfort’s Silverstack Offload Manager for macOS (10.12 and higher) is based on the Silverstack copy and verification technology, and enables a secure, transparent, and easy handling of camera backup...


[8:19 am] Apple Finalizes Shazam Acquisition, App Will Soon Become Ad-Free


Apple today announced it has completed its acquisition of music recognition service Shazam, after reaching a preliminary agreement in December. Apple says the Shazam app will soon become ad-free for a...


[6:11 am] Apple, Salesforce announce a strategic partnership


Apple and Salesforce have announced a strategic partnership that brings together the customer relationship management platform and iOS, enabling new mobile apps for business.  Working with Apple, Sal...


[5:30 am] LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign Now Supports macOS Mojave


Zevrix Solutions announces LinkOptimizer 5.2.10, a compatibility update to its workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Awarded 4 out of 5 stars by Computer Arts magazine, LinkOptimizer can au...


[5:13 am] New Apple streaming service wants to be family friendly


Apple wants its piece of Hollywood to be exclusively G-rated.  


[5:08 am] Belkin’s Boostup wireless dock can charge three Apple devices at once


It’s not quite AirPower, but Belkin’s latest charging dock gives you a convenient way of charging up to three Apple devices simultaneously. The Boostup Wireless Charging Dock has a pair of e...


[5:00 am] Remote Control for Mac updated with highly requested features


Indie developer, Evgeny Cherpak today announces Remote Control for Mac 8.8.4, an important update to his popular remote control app for iOS and watchOS devices. The app allows iOS device users to remo...


[3:00 am] Popular Mac Scripting Web Community Changes Hands


Dallas-based Mac evangelist Ray Barber today announces that MacScripter, his popular AppleScripting website and social networking community for scripting enthusiasts, has been acquired by Late Night S...


[2:44 am] Latest California Apple store robbery caught on video


In the first major Apple store theft since the arrival of the new iPhones, "seven or eight" individuals carried out a robbery in Santa Rosa, and one suspect was caught.


[12:52 am] SA18092401 Apple Safari Denial Of Service Vulnerability


A vulnerability has been identified in Apple, which could be exploited by attackers to cause the following impact(s):Denial of Service


[12:03 am] Amazon vs. Apple Is Not A Competition


What’s been happening in the tech gadget industry recently? Well, Apple launched three new iPhone models and the industry remains in an Apple-induced fever, as always. What else happened? What? You...


[12:02 am] On Copying Apple’s Business Model


Few technology companies have exactly the same business model. Apple stands alone; unique as a gadget maker, different than Google and Samsung, though both are competitors. Likewise, no other technolo...


[12:00 am] The Price Of Taking Notes On A Mac


Taking notes is a big deal these days, even more so in the private school where I work as an administrator to many hundreds of Macs and PC, iPads and Chromebooks, and students, faculty, and staff. Eve...


[Sun Sep 23rd 9:31 pm] Apple wants to corner the market on squeaky clean TV shows


Apple may have upwards of upwards of 20 original TV shows in production, but don’t expect to find them filled with adult themes or material. According to a new report, Apple is aiming for shows with...


[Sun Sep 23rd 7:29 pm] Apple to add support for depth control while taking an image w/ iPhone XS, report suggests


With the iPhone XS, Apple introduced support for bokeh and depth control – allowing users to adjust the depth of field of an image after it has been shot. A report from Macerkopf today suggests tha...


[Sun Sep 23rd 5:31 pm] ∞ Apple’s guided tour of the iPhone XS iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR


Simple but well done as always.


[Sun Sep 23rd 5:00 pm] Ferrite, Halide, Sorted 3, and other amazing apps of the week


This week we look at iOS 12-ready apps Halide and Sorted 3, and then we rerecord and listen to podcasts with Ferrite and Overcast. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


[Sun Sep 23rd 4:51 pm] Yet again, Instagram says a native ‘Regramming’ feature is ‘not happening’


On Friday, a report suggested that Instagram was in the process of testing a native ‘Regramming’ feature, despite denying its interest in such a feature in the past. Yet again, however, Instagram...


[Sun Sep 23rd 4:35 pm] iPhone XS drop test: Surprisingly tough to crack - CNET


We dropped a brand-new gold iPhone XS onto the sidewalk four times to find out how durable the glass is on both sides.


[Sun Sep 23rd 4:12 pm] How to Transfer All Data to iPhone XS / iPhone XS Max from an Old iPhone


If you just got an iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max, you almost certainly will want to migrate everything from your old iPhone to your new one, so that your all of your data, contacts, photos, messages, not...


[Sun Sep 23rd 4:00 pm] The iPhone XS Camera review for iPhone 7 owners


The iPhone XS camera takes things to a whole new level. Depth Control, and Smart HDR pair hardware and software to create pictures impossible with any other camera. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture...


[Sun Sep 23rd 3:00 pm] Today in Apple history: Apple lays out its core company values


September 23, 1981: Years before Steve Jobs told us to “think different” and Tim Cook argued Apple should act as a “force for good,” Cupertino lays out what it calls its “Apple Values.” De...


[Sun Sep 23rd 2:00 pm] Grow and optimize your Instagram account with this assistant [Deals]


Whether you are aspiring to become an influencer or starting an online brand, building a presence on Instagram is full of challenges. The name-of-the-game to Instagram growth is work smarter not harde...


[Sun Sep 23rd 1:00 pm] Three features I want for iCloud Photos in iOS 13


I’ve written a lot about iCloud Photos at 9to5Mac. I think about managing my photo library more than I’d care to admit. I’m always thinking about additional back up measures I can put into plac...


[Sun Sep 23rd 9:00 am] For Middle East elites, packing two iPhones is a way of life


In shopping for a stunning case to outfit your new iPhone XS or XS Max, you might spot an accessory that hints at an even richer lifestyle — one that holds two iPhones. People with two phones, one f...


[Sun Sep 23rd 8:00 am] What Reviewers Are Saying About the New Apple Watch Series 4


The Apple Watch has helped jump-start the category and moved high technology from pockets and purses to wrists.


[Sun Sep 23rd 5:04 am] Apple’s iPhone Xs is faster than an iMac Pro on the Speedometer 2.0 JavaScript benchmark


David Heinemeier Hansson, the creator of Ruby on Rails and founder and CTO at Basecamp...


[Sun Sep 23rd 4:00 am] iPhone XS vs Pixel 3: How the Flagships Stack Up in Price, Features, Specs


The Silicon Valley showdown of the year is about to go down. In one corner, Apple’s iPhone XS and XS Max that hit shelves around the world Friday, and which tout the same sleek design fans of the co...


[Sat Sep 22nd 9:12 pm] ProTip: Automate setting a firmware password on Apple computers


Securing Mac computers means more than just protecting the data. Limiting the ways a user can gain access to a device--including bypassing the existing OS or resetting account passwords is easily enab...


[Sat Sep 22nd 7:55 pm] Top 20+ iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max features [Video]


Yesterday marked the official launch day of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, an upgrade over last year’s groundbreaking iPhone X release. Although iPhone XS is an ‘S’ model year upgrade, which...


[Sat Sep 22nd 6:35 pm] Apple reportedly delays original shows over mature content


Apple has skewed toward safer fare for its upcoming streaming video service (with occasional exceptions), and it now looks like that might be creating problems for a few shows. Wall Street Journal sou...