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[Thu Jun 27th 10:22 pm] Apple star designer Jony Ive exiting


The Apple designer responsible for the look of most of the company’s most iconic products — including the iPhone — is leaving after 27 years. Jony Ive, who rose in the ranks under Steve Jobs, wi...


[Thu Jun 27th 10:20 pm] How Steve Jobs inspired the name of Jony Ive’s new company


News that Jony Ive is leaving Apple to start his own design company is rocking the tech world this afternoon. Apple has already signed up to be the first client for Ive’s design firm called LoveFrom...


[Thu Jun 27th 10:14 pm] Jony Ive: Why I’m leaving Apple


It is the end of an era at Apple. Jony Ive will leave the company later this year to start a new venture of his own...


[Thu Jun 27th 10:05 pm] New On The Next Generation Of Macs


Regular readers of Mac360 know we don’t prognosticate the future too much; other than what we want the future to bring to each of us. That kind of prognosticating keeps us out of trouble. There are...


[Thu Jun 27th 10:03 pm] Meet the first woman to head up Apple’s famous Industrial Design team


Jony Ive’s departure from Apple puts Evans Hankey in charge of the Industrial Design team that created everything from the iMac to the iPhone — a position critical to the future of the company. He...


[Thu Jun 27th 10:00 pm] Apple taps new boss for global supply chain


Apple’s top leadership teams are seeing quite the shake-up today. First, we got news that design boss Jony Ive departing with two new people filling his shoes. Now it looks like Apple has a new seni...


[Thu Jun 27th 10:00 pm] Following News That Jony Ive Is Leaving, Apple Stock Loses Billions


It’s been about an hour since Apple announced that Sir Jony Ive, Apple’s design guru, is leaving to form his own design company. And the money men aren’t happy. In after-hours trading, Apple saw...


[Thu Jun 27th 9:46 pm] Apple design chief Sir Jony Ive to leave to form his own company


The designer of numerous Macs, the iPod, iPhone and other products computer is leaving Apple after nearly 30 years to form LoveFrom, his own company.       


[Thu Jun 27th 9:41 pm] Jony Ive, iPhone designer, announces Apple departure


​Jony Ive is leaving Apple after more than two decades in which his iconic designs for the Mac, iPod and iPhone turned one of Silicon Valley’s faded giants into the world’s most valuable company...


[Thu Jun 27th 9:40 pm] iPhone designer Jony Ive reveals he is leaving Apple after 20 years


IPHONE designer Jony Ive is leaving Apple after 20 years to set up his own design firm, it was announced tonight. Ive – who as chief design officer was instrumental in the creation of the tech giant...


[Thu Jun 27th 9:33 pm] Apple names Sabih Khan SVP of Operations as Jeff Williams adds new design responsibilities


Following the news that Jony Ive is leaving Apple this year, Apple has also announced that Sabih Khan has been named to its executive team. Khan will serve as Apple’s senior vice president of opera...


[Thu Jun 27th 9:32 pm] Sabih Khan Named Apple’s Senior VP of Operations


Apple announced Sabih Khan will join the company’s executive team as senior vice president of Operations, reporting to COO Jeff Williams.


[Thu Jun 27th 9:29 pm] iPhone designer Jony Ive is leaving Apple - CNET


The celebrated tech designer, who worked with cofounder Steve Jobs on the iMac, iPod and iPhone, is starting his own firm. Apple will be a primary client.


[Thu Jun 27th 9:29 pm] Jony Ive to form independent design company with Apple as client


Apple today announced that Sir Jony Ive, Apple’s chief design officer, will depart the company as an employee later this year to form an independent design company which will count Apple among its p...


[Thu Jun 27th 9:22 pm] Apple names Sabih Khan as senior vice president of Operations


Apple today announced that Sabih Khan, a 24-year Apple veteran, has been named to the company’s executive team as senior vice president of Operations. Khan has played an important role in delivering...


[Thu Jun 27th 9:21 pm] ∞ New Apple spot — “Bounce”


This is a fun ad that made me smile.


[Thu Jun 27th 9:16 pm] Apple names Sabih Khan senior vice president of Operations


Apple today announced that Sabih Khan, a 24-year Apple veteran, has been named to the company’s executive team as senior vice president of Operations...


[Thu Jun 27th 9:10 pm] Jony Ive to depart Apple, form independent design company with Apple among its primary clients


Apple today announced that Sir Jony Ive, Apple’s chief design officer, will depart the company as an employee later this year to form an independent design company...


[Thu Jun 27th 9:09 pm] Jony Ive is leaving Apple after nearly three decades to start a design company


Apple is about to fundamentally change, with the sudden departure of one of its long-time executives.Chief design officer Jonathan Ive is leaving the company.


[Thu Jun 27th 9:08 pm] Jony Ive Will Leave Apple to Start Independent Design Company LoveForm


In surprising news, Apple just announced that Sir Jony Ive will leave the company later this year to start his own design company.


[Thu Jun 27th 9:08 pm] Get the most out of the rental cauldron in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite!


You can rent a golden cauldron in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite to brew more potions at a faster rate. Here are some tricks to get the most out of it! In Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, a good practice fo...


[Thu Jun 27th 9:06 pm] Apple Design Guru Jony Ive to Depart to Form Independent Firm


Apple said chief design officer Jony Ive, who has led the tech giant’s award-winning design team since 1996, will leave the company later this year. But he’s not falling too far from the Apple tre...


[Thu Jun 27th 9:03 pm] Apple design chief Jony Ive to depart later this year, create new studio with Apple as client


After more than two decades at Apple, with his fingerprints on iconic products from iMac to iPod to iPhone, chief design officer Jony Ive plans to depart the company later this year to star...


[Thu Jun 27th 9:01 pm] Famed Apple designer Jony Ive is leaving to start his own firm


In an interview with the Financial Times, Jony Ive announced that after two decades of making Apple products look and feel the way they do, he's leaving the company. His new venture is called LoveFrom...


[Thu Jun 27th 8:59 pm] Jony Ive is leaving Apple


Apple long-time design boss revealed today in an interview that he is leaving the company. After helping create some of the most iconic consumer products of all-time for Apple, Ive says he is going to...


[Thu Jun 27th 8:57 pm] Jony Ive leaving Apple



[Thu Jun 27th 8:57 pm] Jony Ive to leave Apple later this year after two decades at the company, will start a creative business called LoveFrom, with Apple as its first client (Tim Bradshaw/Financial Times)


Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times: Jony Ive to leave Apple later this year after two decades at the company, will start a creative business called LoveFrom, with Apple as its first client  —  Jony...


[Thu Jun 27th 8:56 pm] Jony Ive to depart Apple, form his own independent design company


Apple’s chief design officer Jony Ive is leaving the company after more than 20 years. Ive will form his own independent design firm. Apple will be a client of Ive’s new design firm, but he will...


[Thu Jun 27th 8:55 pm] Google’s elaborate folding phone concept sports 4 screens


3oogle is taking the folding phone concept to the extreme. It dreamed up a concept design reminiscent of a book with several pages, each of which is a flexible display. In comparison, the folding mode...


[Thu Jun 27th 8:54 pm] JCPenney resumes Apple Pay transactions after two-month hiatus


After pulling support for Apple Pay and other contactless payment products in April, JCPenney earlier in June reactivated the Apple service at its point-of-sale terminals, allowing customer...


[Thu Jun 27th 8:51 pm] Apple Music Tops 60 Million Subscribers, Including Users on Free Trials


Apple Music is still growing at a nice clip — but the company keeps touting different stats to mark its upward trajectory. The tech giant now has surpassed 60 million subscribers for Apple Music, E...


[Thu Jun 27th 8:34 pm] This Unlikely Apple Watch Feature Helped Save an 87-Year-Old Woman After a Car Crash


Apple’s Fall Detection feature on the Apple Watch Series 4 is meant to help you out after a hard fall – but a new report suggests that it could save a life (or at least call 911) during other type...


[Thu Jun 27th 8:26 pm] Apple releases inventive, fun ‘Bounce’ video celebrating AirPods


With wireless charging and voice-activated Siri, AirPods have never felt more wireless...


[Thu Jun 27th 8:14 pm] Delta becomes first airline to use Apple Business Chat for customers’ on-the-go assistance


The option to message from an iOS device allows customers to connect with a live Delta representative to receive in-the-moment assistance...


[Thu Jun 27th 8:11 pm] Apple highlights AirPods & wireless charging in new bouncy video


Apple as released a new video to its YouTube channel promoting AirPods, by featuring a man listening to music through the audio accessories and traveling through the air in an unusually bou...


[Thu Jun 27th 8:01 pm] Apple is now selling One Drop blood glucose monitors in its stores - CNET


The device connects to the iPhone so diabetics can track their blood sugar.


[Thu Jun 27th 8:00 pm] iOS 13 Safari now stops you opening the same site twice


in iOS 13, Safari now tries to prevent duplicate tabs with new Switch to Tab suggestions in the search bar. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


[Thu Jun 27th 7:59 pm] WinZip releases WinZip Mac 7 Pro


   WinZip Mac 7 Pro, the latest version of WinZip’s file management, encryption, and compression software, offers new enhancements that increase productivity when working with zipped files. With a...


[Thu Jun 27th 7:55 pm] How iTunes went from simple to perplexing in 18 years


The app that made it so easy to play music on your Mac that it transformed the entire music industry is going away, but the legacy lives on. As Apple scraps the omnibus iTunes app and break...


[Thu Jun 27th 7:54 pm] Apple touts versatility of AirPods with wireless charging in new ad [Video]


Apple today has shared a new video advertising its new AirPods with wireless charging. Like other AirPods ads, this one focuses heavily on music and the wireless design of AirPods. The post Apple t...


[Thu Jun 27th 7:52 pm] Apple Music now has over 60 million subscribers worldwide, including free trialists


Apple Music has passed the milestone of 60 million subscribers...


[Thu Jun 27th 7:40 pm] Apple Music hits 60 million paid subscribers


Apple Music passed a milestone: it has 60 million subscribers worldwide. That’s a 20% increase in just over a year. This news comes straight from the mouth of Eddy Cue, who heads up Apple’s stream...


[Thu Jun 27th 7:38 pm] How to Install iPadOS 13 Public Beta on iPad


iPadOS 13 public beta is now available for anyone to download and install. If you’re an adventurous and advanced iPad user who wants to explore the all new iPadOS 13 public beta release, this tutori...


[Thu Jun 27th 7:34 pm] Apple recruits veteran ad executive to lead marketing communications integration


Apple has created a new marketing executive position that will be filled by Nick Law, a veteran in the creative industry. Law will join Apple as its vice president of marketing communications integra...


[Thu Jun 27th 7:25 pm] Apple continues expanding into health care by selling blood glucose monitor that closely integrates with iPhone and Apple Watch


Some Apple retail locations now sell a glucose monitor that integrates with the iPhone to give people with diabetes a way to track their blood sugar...


[Thu Jun 27th 7:15 pm] Forget Your Webcam – Should You Cover Your iPhone’s Selfie Camera?


Laptop webcams can be hacked and used to spy on you without your knowledge. Is the same true for the selfie camera on your smartphone? You may already have a sticker or piece of tape over your compute...


[Thu Jun 27th 7:12 pm] How to create a bootable macOS Catalina 10.15 USB install drive [Video]


Creating a bootable macOS Catalina USB install drive is an effective way to generate a clean installation of macOS on your Mac. This hands-on tutorial will work with both the macOS Catalina developer...


[Thu Jun 27th 7:06 pm] Twitter Starts Flagging Tweets From World Leaders That Break its Rules


In a blog post today, Twitter said it would start labeling tweets from Donald Trump government officials that break its rules against bullying and abusive behavior. A critical function of our service...


[Thu Jun 27th 7:00 pm] Americans now answer less than half of the calls on their mobile phones


Americans are using their mobile phones less and less to make and receive calls...


[Thu Jun 27th 6:56 pm] Pokémon Masters Coming to iOS Later This Summer


A new game called Pokémon Masters is heading to iOS this summer. On the island of Pasio, players will form teams of Trainers and their partner Pokémon and engage in 3-on-3 real-time battles. Players...


[Thu Jun 27th 6:48 pm] Apple Music Reaches 60 Million Subscribers Worldwide


Eddy Cue said today that Apple Music has 60 million subscribers worldwide. Beats 1 also has “tens of millions of listeners.”


[Thu Jun 27th 6:45 pm] Eddy Cue confirms 60M paying Apple Music users, explains the death of iTunes


Apple Music has hit another paid subscriber milestone. At a roundtable meeting in France, Apple’s Services VP Eddy Cue told French publication Numerama (via Music Business Worldwide) that Apple Mus...


[Thu Jun 27th 6:40 pm] Apple might kill the Lightning port with speedier waveguides


Apple is looking for better options for transmitting data than wires or wireless connections. One possibility mixes the two: sending high-speed data down waveguides. The result would something capable...


[Thu Jun 27th 6:33 pm] Best VPNs for iOS and Why To Use One


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


[Thu Jun 27th 6:30 pm] Apple Music has 60M subscribers



[Thu Jun 27th 6:29 pm] Apple starts selling diabetes monitors in its stores


Apple's health push now includes more tools for diabetics. Apple retail stores have started carrying a diabetes tracking product -- in this case, One Drop's blood glucose monitor. It's not a continu...


[Thu Jun 27th 6:27 pm] ★ Jony Ive Is Leaving Apple


Apple Newsroom: Apple today announced that Sir Jony Ive, Apple’s chief design officer, will depart the company as an employee later this year to form an independent design company which will cou...


[Thu Jun 27th 6:27 pm] Science and Macs, Mozilla’s Track THIS – TMO Daily Observations 2019-06-27


Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the Mac’s value to scientists and the new tracking project from Mozilla.


[Thu Jun 27th 6:27 pm] Best VPNs for iOS and Why To Use One


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


[Thu Jun 27th 6:23 pm] A first look Apple’s iPad OS multi-tasking improvements


I’ve spent a little time working with the new multitasking features you’ll find in the now available iPad OS beta, and thought some first impressions of these might be of some small interest to...


[Thu Jun 27th 6:09 pm] Apple Music now has 60 million paid subscribers


Apple Music now has 60 million paying subscribers. The company's Eddy Cue, a senior vice president of services, confirmed the milestone with French business publication Numerama today. According to Mu...


[Thu Jun 27th 6:08 pm] Apple Stores Now Sell One Drop Blood Glucose Monitor


Long sold online, Apple stores have now added the One Drop blood glucose monitor to its inventory.


[Thu Jun 27th 5:52 pm] Get Two Wireless Fast Chargers for the Price of One with This Exclusive Bundle


Most of us can’t imagine leaving the house without our smartphone. Anymore, our smartphones are like our lifeblood. They keep up with our mobile lifestyle, and we need our smartphone chargers to do...


[Thu Jun 27th 5:37 pm] How to Download macOS Catalina Public Beta


Now that people aren’t hammering Apple’s servers all at once, it’s a good time to download the macOS Catalina public beta.


[Thu Jun 27th 5:23 pm] Best VPNs for iOS and Why To Use One


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


[Thu Jun 27th 5:15 pm] Best VPNs for iOS and Why To Use One


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


[Thu Jun 27th 5:09 pm] Apple adds One Drop blood glucose monitor to store shelves


Apple retail stores are expanding their lineup of health-related products with a blood glucose monitor that integrates with iPhone and Apple Watch. One Drop might be the most beautifully designed bloo...


[Thu Jun 27th 5:08 pm] Apple just got even more serious about killing Intel on Macs


Apple just made a big move toward ditching Intel and outfitting its laptops with custom chips...


[Thu Jun 27th 5:04 pm] Second Apple Store in Singapore will open at Jewel Changi Airport on July 13th


Amid a global retail expansion, Apple opened its first and only store in Singapore at Orchard Road in 2017. Now, thanks to the flagship location’s popularity and economic growth in Singapore, Apple...


[Thu Jun 27th 4:59 pm] Jony Ive leaving Apple after nearly 30 years to start new design firm


Apple’s chief design officer Jonathan Ive is departing the company, bringing an end to a tenure spent crafting some of technology’s most influential products, including the iPhone. Ive is lea...


[Thu Jun 27th 4:53 pm] Jony Ive to form independent design company with Apple as client


Jony Ive to form independent design company with Apple as clientCupertino, California — Apple today announced that Sir Jony Ive, Apple’s chief design officer, will depart the company as an employe...


[Thu Jun 27th 4:53 pm] Apple names Sabih Khan senior vice president of Operations


Apple names Sabih Khan senior vice president of OperationsCupertino, California — Apple today announced that Sabih Khan, a 24-year Apple veteran, has been named to the company’s executive team as...


[Thu Jun 27th 4:51 pm] Pokemon Masters promises epic battles on iOS and Android this summer - CNET


The free Pokemon game from DeNA is coming to your phone very soon.


[Thu Jun 27th 4:50 pm] Google rolls out live traffic delays for buses and predictions of transit crowdedness in nearly 200 cities globally on iOS and Android (The Keyword)


The Keyword: Google rolls out live traffic delays for buses and predictions of transit crowdedness in nearly 200 cities globally on iOS and Android  —  On days when everything runs smoothly, tak...


[Thu Jun 27th 4:49 pm] Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Reveals Its Real Aims


Facebook’s announcement it was launching a cryptocurrency freaked lots of people out. It’s not just about privacy. It’s not too far-fetched to say that firms like Facebook are almost becoming co...


[Thu Jun 27th 4:40 pm] Hyperbolic Software unveils new duplication prevention utility for the Mac


Hyperbolic Software has debuted Umbrella (https://www.hyperbolicsoftware.com/Umbrella.html), a duplicate prevention utility for macOS.  Once a source is added, it monitors the folder content and repo...


[Thu Jun 27th 4:34 pm] Game of Thrones Beyond the Wall Game Coming to iOS


If you can tear yourself away from Harry Potter Wizards Unite, a new Game of Thrones game is coming to iOS soon. Users can pre-register for Game of Thrones Beyond the Wall now, and be alerted when it...


[Thu Jun 27th 4:31 pm] Apple’s older iPad Pro is as cheap as the new iPad Air, and better in a few ways


The 2017 iPad Pro (64GB, Wi-Fi) is currently $474 at Walmart, and as for why you might consider buying an older iPad instead of one of the newer models, there are a few reasons. The 2018 iPad Air...


[Thu Jun 27th 4:30 pm] Half a Million MacBook Pros May Have Overheating Batteries


Last week, Apple issued a rare voluntary recall for a slate of 2015-era 15-inch MacBook Pros due to defective batteries that could actually pose a fire safety risk due to overheating. As outlined by A...


[Thu Jun 27th 4:30 pm] In a first, Apple will begin selling One Drop, a glucose monitor for those with diabetes that works with iPhone and Watch, in select US stores (CNBC)


CNBC: In a first, Apple will begin selling One Drop, a glucose monitor for those with diabetes that works with iPhone and Watch, in select US stores  —  KEY POINTS  — Select Apple Stores now...


[Thu Jun 27th 4:15 pm] Apple security chief will talk iOS 13, macOS Catalina at Black Hat


Apple security chief Ivan Krstic will be returning to the Black Hat security conference this summer to discuss iOS 13 and macOS Catalina — as well as the security protections in Apple’s new Find...


[Thu Jun 27th 4:07 pm] This $20 stainless steel Apple Watch band looks just like Apple’s $350 Link Bracelet


Apple’s $350 Link Bracelet for the Apple Watch is gorgeous but, umm, it costs $350. You can get a brand new Apple Watch for less than that! If you want a steel bracelet with a look that’s almost i...


[Thu Jun 27th 4:07 pm] EE Offering Apple TV 4K in New Broadband Deals


EE is offering existing Pay Monthly mobile or 12-month SIM customers an Apple TV 4K and BT Sport if they upgrade to a broadband package.


[Thu Jun 27th 4:07 pm] Apple: Tariffs To Slide Right By



[Thu Jun 27th 4:07 pm] Apple Stores stocking glucose monitor



[Thu Jun 27th 4:05 pm] Retina iMac deals take $600 off, Acer monitors, and HomeKit thermostats in today’s 9to5Toys Lunch Break


Retina iMac deals take up to $600 off at B&H, plus Amazon’s Acer Gold Box is filled with Mac accessories, and Emerson’s HomeKit smart thermostat hits the best price of the year. Head below for mo...


[Thu Jun 27th 4:02 pm] Apple patent application details iPhone without Lightning port to improve water resistance


An example of a waveguide close to magnetically attaching to a flat side of an iPhone...


[Thu Jun 27th 4:00 pm] Apple celebrates cricket with ‘Shot on iPhone’ video


Cricket is the most popular sport in India, and Apple India introduced a short video that’s a love story to the game. This homage was filmed entirely with the iPhone XS, demonstrating some of the ca...


[Thu Jun 27th 3:56 pm] 9to5Mac Happy Hour 231: Public betas hit, MacBook Pro rumors, iOS 13 Home app design


This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the latest 16-inch MacBook Pro rumors plus speculation about future MacBook Airs and more, Apple’s surprise release of iOS 13 beta ahead of July, our thoughts on...


[Thu Jun 27th 3:53 pm] iMessage Business Chat Goes Mainstream as Shopify Joins the Club


Last year, Apple released Business Chat, a new feature in iOS 11.3 and macOS 10.13.4 that really didn’t get the attention that it truly deserved. Perhaps it was the name “Business Chat” that mad...


[Thu Jun 27th 3:46 pm] Apple Music has surpassed 60 million subscribers, says Eddy Cue


Apple senior vice president Eddy Cue says Apple Music has surpassed 60 million subscribers, according an interview with French media site Numerama. This milestone adds 10 million more subscribers...


[Thu Jun 27th 3:45 pm] Secrets to multitasking like a pro in iPadOS 13 [Video]


Multitasking on the iPad allows you to use more than one app at the same time, and in iPadOS, the iPad has gotten even more powerful. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


[Thu Jun 27th 3:39 pm] Everything new with Messages in iOS 13


Messages is one of the most used apps on iOS, making it no surprise that Apple invested quite a bit of time in making it all the more powerful with iOS 13. Here is everything that has chang...


[Thu Jun 27th 3:30 pm] Pokémon Masters brings real-time battles to iOS this summer


The Pokémon Company today revealed new details about upcoming mobile game Pokémon Masters — just as promised. There’s lots of exciting news for fans of the franchise, including a release date. A...


[Thu Jun 27th 3:25 pm] New plans from UK’s EE replace set-top-boxes with Apple TV 4K units


We’re giving customers the TV, film and sport they love in the best quality on Apple TV 4K...


[Thu Jun 27th 3:23 pm] Private Social Network MeWe Reaches Over 5 Million Members


MeWe is a social network with privacy in mind, and it recently surpassed 5 million members. Additionally it closed a US$4.5 million offering, bringing the company’s total funds raised to US$15 milli...


[Thu Jun 27th 3:17 pm] New Game of Thrones Beyond the Wall RPG hits this year on iOS/Android


Game of Thrones Beyond the Wall is a new official mobile game based on the hit TV show. The canonical entry in the series takes place before the events of the show in a story-driven RPG with squad-ba...


[Thu Jun 27th 3:14 pm] YouTube Lets You Hide Channels From Recommendations in iOS


YouTube started rolling out a new feature in iOS that allows users to hide channels that they do not want recommended to them.


[Thu Jun 27th 2:58 pm] 87-year-old woman suffers car accident, her Apple Watch instantly calls for help


Two weeks ago, Dotty White was involved in a terrible car accident -- luckily, first responders and her family were notified instantly...


[Thu Jun 27th 2:45 pm] Apple’s latest machine learning breakthrough could help train better AI


Having lagged behind in artificial intelligence for several years, Apple is eager to prove that it’s catching up. In a new paper, published in Apple’s own Machine Learning Journal, it describes an...


[Thu Jun 27th 2:33 pm] This iPhone Connected to an Iomega Zip Drive Shows Full External Drive Support in iOS 13


Support for external storage devices is a pretty big feature that’s been conspicuously missing from the iPhone and iPad over the years, forcing users who found their built-in storage capacity insuff...


[Thu Jun 27th 2:28 pm] Apple Security Chief Ivan Krstic Will Talk at Black Hat 2019


This year the Black Hat 2019 security conference will include a session with Ivan Krstic, head of Apple Security Engineering and Architecture.


[Thu Jun 27th 2:26 pm] Analyst: Apple has increased iPhone production in response to Huawei ban


To take advantage of the Huawei ban, Apple increased production of iPhones across the entire quarter that concludes at the end of June...


[Thu Jun 27th 2:20 pm] Apple Watch 5 series may come with creepy hidden camera that can snap pics on the sly


APPLE is trying to find a way to build a camera into the Apple Watch, according to a new patent. The newly discovered design drawings show an Apple Watch strap with a camera attached, which can be ext...


[Thu Jun 27th 2:16 pm] Apple Steps Up Its Game at ISTE 2019 Edtech Conference


While Apple has had a presence at prior ISTE events, the company made an obvious effort to increase the number of educators who could get into its display and get their hands on Apple technology.


[Thu Jun 27th 2:15 pm] Bootleg tracks for rapper Playboi Carti pop up on Apple Music


Apple Music is a great place for listening to official albums. It also turns out that it’s not a bad place to find unauthorized leaked tracks. According to a new report, a series of leaked tracks be...


[Thu Jun 27th 2:06 pm] Eight unreleased AMD Radeon GPUs found in second macOS Catalina beta


The second developer beta of macOS Catalina 10.15 has seemingly revealed a list of unannounced AMD Radeon graphics cards, with eight references to GPUs bearing the "RX" and "Pro" prefixes,...


[Thu Jun 27th 1:59 pm] Breville AR app lets you see kitchen appliances on your countertops [Video]


A new Breville AR app uses augmented reality to let you see how well its upscale kitchen appliances fit with your decor … The post Breville AR app lets you see kitchen appliances on your counter...


[Thu Jun 27th 1:45 pm] How to ask Google to auto-wipe your activity data on iOS


You can now ask the Google app on iOS to automatically wipe your location and activity history. The new feature, which was showcased during Google I/O in late May, takes the hassle out of covering you...


[Thu Jun 27th 1:37 pm] Deepfakes Could be a ‘Completely Different Category’ Says Zuckerberg


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the social network could put deepfakes into a “completely different category.” His comments at the Aspen Ideas Festival came in the wake of altered video of House...


[Thu Jun 27th 1:30 pm] Build a world-class website the easy way [Deals]


Web design is a deep, vast field. But that doesn’t mean you need to be an expert to build beautiful sites that work on any device. In fact, you don’t even need to know how to write a line of code....


[Thu Jun 27th 1:27 pm] Why Nick Law wants Apple and why Apple wants Nick Law


Publicis Groupe chief creative officer Nick Law is leaving to join Apple in September.


[Thu Jun 27th 1:22 pm] Apple Stores start selling One Drop blood glucose monitors


Apple has commenced sales of the One Drop blood glucose monitor in a small number of its retail outlets, bringing this particular Health app-compatible diabetes management device to its phy...


[Thu Jun 27th 1:19 pm] Native Instruments releases MASSIVE X


Native Instruments has released MASSIVE X, the successor to the MASSIVE popular synthesizers. At its heart is a new oscillator section with dual wavetable oscillators and 170 wavetables.  Ten differe...


[Thu Jun 27th 1:15 pm] Acclaimed 2D action RPG Hyper Light Drifter coming to iOS


Heart Machine’s acclaimed 2D action RPG Hyper Light Drifter won hearts and minds when it launched on Mac, PC, and consoles back in 2016. Now, three years later, it’s finally coming to the iOS App...


[Thu Jun 27th 1:14 pm] UK broadband provider EE drops cable box in favor of Apple TV 4K


Apple has snagged another deal to supply Apple TV boxes as replacements for cable boxes. Today, EE announced that it will scrap its current set-top box offering to a new broadband plan that includes...


[Thu Jun 27th 1:03 pm] New Philips Hue bulbs updated with Bluetooth connectivity


Philips has updated the Hue line with Bluetooth-equipped bulbs replacing the Zigbee-only ones, but they still need the Hue Bridge to work with HomeKit.


[Thu Jun 27th 1:00 pm] Philips Hue launches its first Bluetooth smart lights, no bridge required


Philips Hue smart lights have been among the most consumer friendly smart home upgrades on the market for years, and today a new addition to the connected bulb lineup is making the upgrade even easie...


[Thu Jun 27th 1:00 pm] New Philips Hue smart bulbs don’t need the Hue Bridge—but there’s a catch


Philips is shifting to a new chip that has both Bluetooth and Zigbee radios onboard, but most people will still want a Hue Bridge on their home network.


[Thu Jun 27th 1:00 pm] How to set a higher dpi without changing an image’s resolution


Some purposes require high-resolution images. Others require high-density ones. How can you tell the difference and provide what’s needed? Resolution and image pixel density are two separate conc...


[Thu Jun 27th 12:59 pm] On Covering Up Your iPhone Selfie Camera


Jack Morse writes how we should cover up our phone’s selfie camera, but doesn’t spend much time telling us why. 90% of the article is about webcams on laptops. The only phone-related thing mentio...


[Thu Jun 27th 12:57 pm] Business Chat readies for takeoff for Delta customers


Delta has become the first airline to adopt Apple’s Business Chat feature. The service will be used to conveniently connect customers to a Delta representative when they need support. It will be tes...


[Thu Jun 27th 12:56 pm] Apple iPhone production increases in response to Huawei ban


To take advantage of the Huawei ban, Apple increased production of iPhones across the entire quarter that concludes at the end of June, Cowen analysts said in report issued on Thursday.


[Thu Jun 27th 12:55 pm] Apple TV just added an Acorn TV channel


U.S. Apple TV owners with a taste for shows from the UK and Ireland can now subscribe to a new SVOD channel, Acorn TV...


[Thu Jun 27th 12:44 pm] Apple Watch Series 4 fall detection credited with saving another life


Apple Watch has helped save another life, this time an 87-year-old woman who got into a car crash after which the Apple Watch automatically dialed emergency services.


[Thu Jun 27th 12:39 pm] Can smart home devices get viruses? Experts separate fact from fiction …


Can smart home devices get viruses? There’s been a lot of talk about the idea of IoT (Internet of Things) devices being infected by viruses, not least because Samsung this month recommended scannin...


[Thu Jun 27th 12:30 pm] Apple Watch fall detection helps 87-year-old woman after car accident


The Apple Watch Series 4’s fall detection feature has been credited with potentially helping save an 87-year-old woman’s life after a car accident. Maine octogenarian Dotty White was on her way ba...


[Thu Jun 27th 12:28 pm] Graphic Inspector is now notarized by Apple


Zevrix Solutions has announced Graphic Inspector 2.4.4, a security update to company’s quality control solution for images and vector graphics files.  Graphic Inspector can locate documents with sp...


[Thu Jun 27th 12:28 pm] Japan Display said to receive $100 million investment from Apple; shares jump


Japan Display Inc is set to receive a $100 million investment from Apple Inc, its biggest customer...


[Thu Jun 27th 12:00 pm] Startup 3 Website Builder 1-Year Subscription: $19.999


We have a deal on a 1-year subscription to Startup 3, a website building service. It features drag-and-drop design, and pre-designed blocks, elements and Bootstrap templates you can customize. And, y...


[Thu Jun 27th 11:44 am] Apple Watch Series 5: Patent Images Show That There Might Be a Camera Coming


The Apple Watch Series 4 emphasized consumer health with features like fall detection and heart monitoring. Based on some recent patent filings and other leaks, it looks like the Series 5 will focus m...


[Thu Jun 27th 11:07 am] WhatsApp test lets you share status with Facebook, without breaking rules


WhatsApp is testing the option to share your status with Facebook and Instagram, as well as third-party apps. The feature is currently available to those enrolled in the beta-test program … The p...


[Thu Jun 27th 11:00 am] How to use iOS 13’s new Silence Unknown Callers feature to fight phone spam


Spam calls have gotten way out of hand. It used to be that you could simply ignore anything with a caller ID of “unknown caller” or a distant or toll-free area code. Today, thanks to automated...


[Thu Jun 27th 10:50 am] More proof Apple is making ARM MacBooks: It just hired a key ARM engineer


Apple is working on ARM MacBooks, several rumors said in the past few years, with a first such product to hit stores in 2020. Apple never comments on rumors and speculation, and all of its laptops and...


[Thu Jun 27th 10:41 am] Study: 63% of creatives struggle with implementing AR advertising


Unity Technologies, the company powering more than 60% of all AR and VR content and serving more than 11 billion ads each month, has revealed the results of an independent research project on the stat...


[Thu Jun 27th 10:27 am] Taylor Swift will headline special gig for … Amazon Prime Day?


Amazon is going all-out for Prime Day 2019. Not only will the event run for 48 hours, offering massive discounts on more than a million products, but it will also feature a music concert with some hug...


[Thu Jun 27th 10:00 am] The Next Silicon Valley is…LA?


Can anywhere in the U.S. challenge Silicon Valley, and San Franciso in particular, to become America’s next tech hub? Economist Tyler Cowen thinks he has the answer. He puts the case for LA in his l...


[Thu Jun 27th 10:00 am] Apple public betas, iPhone rumors, MacBook Pro rumors, your hot takes, and more


Public betas for iOS and macOS are here! iPhone rumors: The camera bump lives! Will you be able to afford Apple’s next laptop?! And your hot takes! That’s all in this episode of the Macworld Po...


[Thu Jun 27th 9:36 am] You’ll have to wait a little longer for Sky: Children of the Light on iOS


Sky: Children of the Light, the much-anticipated game from the makers of Journey, has been delayed. You’ll have to wait another week for the title to hit the App Store — but you can preorder it...


[Thu Jun 27th 9:00 am] Apple could lend a major assist to struggling display maker


Apple could give struggling supplier Japan Display a boost by investing $100 million in the company. This will offer a valuable lifeline as Japan Display goes through restructuring after a key investm...


[Thu Jun 27th 7:07 am] Pokémon Masters for iOS Launching Later This Summer, Will Feature Real-Time Battles


The Pokémon Company today unveiled new information about its upcoming mobile game, Pokémon Masters. The new game was created in partnership with DeNA, the mobile developer behind official Nintendo a...


[Thu Jun 27th 3:25 am] U.S. Supreme Court’s business-friendly reputation takes a hit


The U.S. Supreme Court in its term that concludes this week was not quite as business friendly as it has been in recent years...


[Thu Jun 27th 1:15 am] Apple to reportedly invest $100M in struggling supplier Japan Display


Apple has agreed to invest $100 million in Japan Display Inc., better known as JDI, as the struggling LCD manufacturer continues efforts to restructure its business in a bid to stay afloat,...


[Thu Jun 27th 1:00 am] iPhone Batteries Are Better Than Ever



[Thu Jun 27th 1:00 am] MacTech Pro Chicago


Join us at MacTech Pro Chicago About the Event Date: July 17, 2019 Time: All Day. See Detailed Schedule. Registration at 8:30am Sessions start at 9am. Day ends by 6pm. Location: Marriott Chicago Medic...


[Thu Jun 27th 12:34 am] Apple Skates to the Privacy Puck, Disney Plus Spanner, with John Martellaro – ACM 517


Apple has been skating to the privacy puck for years, and Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro argue it’s about time Apple got some credit for it. They also talk about John’s thesis that Disney Plus...


[Thu Jun 27th 12:26 am] President Trump suggests European Union out of line in suing U.S. tech firms


U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday suggested the European Union was out of line in suing U.S. technology companies...


[Thu Jun 27th 12:15 am] iPhone getting a built-in doggy detector and kitty catcher


Coming to iPhone and Mac is a tool that examines images looking for cats and dogs. But the goal isn’t an app that allows people to walk around with an iPhone identifying the species of random critte...


[Thu Jun 27th 12:10 am] Apple reportedly investing $100M in Japan Display, shifting it more LCD orders


The saga surrounding Apple supplier Japan Display continues today, as reports suggest that Apple is looking to invest $100 million in the company. This comes after a report last week said Japan Displ...


[Thu Jun 27th 12:00 am] Thoughts About The ARM-based Mac


Apple has an interesting relationship with various chip manufacturers, including Intel which powers the Mac. Why didn’t Apple choose Intel for iPhone chips? Apple was an early investor in ARM, a com...


[Wed Jun 26th 11:08 pm] Saving the Planet with a Mac


There are popular products in Apple’s lineup of consumer products. But the resurgence of the Mac suggests that Apple realizes that scientists won’t be doing research that changes the world on an i...


[Wed Jun 26th 11:04 pm] Apple Watch fall detection helps 87-year-old woman call emergency services after car accident


With the Apple Watch Series 4’s ECG functionality having proven to be incredibly useful for many people, it’s easy to forget about the device’s fall detection feature as well. An 87-year-old wo...


[Wed Jun 26th 11:00 pm] Reminders Is A Love Hate Relationship


Got Reminders? Of course you do. Apple’s Reminders app is auto-installed on Mac, iPhone, iPad, and, yes, Watch. Plus, Reminders syncs between different Apple devices, and even between different user...


[Wed Jun 26th 10:50 pm] Apple Watch and iPad with LTE head for Xfinity Mobile


In a better-late-than-never scenario, Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile wireless carrier will soon begin offering two recent iPad models along with last year’s Apple Watch. These are the first non-smartpho...


[Wed Jun 26th 10:20 pm] New Opera Touch Browser Blocks Crypto Miners


Opera released a new browser for iOS today called Opera Touch. Opera Touch is designed to let you explore the web using just one hand. The Fast Action Button is always available on your browser screen...


[Wed Jun 26th 10:11 pm] How to Use the New Slide-to-Type Keyboard in iOS 13 and iPadOS


As Android and third-party keyboard users will tell you, swiping to text is often easier and quicker than individually tapping out letters. Luckily in iOS 13, swipe-to-text is now built in. The featur...


[Wed Jun 26th 10:04 pm] Prynt’s crazy iPhone photo printer doesn’t even need ink to print


The Prynt Pocket Instant Photo Printer for iPhone has to be one of the coolest things we’ve come across in quite some time. Remember how old Kodak instant cameras would print photos without the need...


[Wed Jun 26th 9:05 pm] The best iOS 13 tricks you haven’t tried yet


For those who need a little more manual control over the wifi networks they connect to, I’m pleased to report that you’ll never have to open the Settings app ever again...


[Wed Jun 26th 8:57 pm] Apple Devoured This Dying Company to Boost Its Self-Driving Apple Car


Apple purchased a self-driving car startup and has hired dozens of its engineers, presumably to boost the development of its own autonomous vehicle systems. The Cupertino tech giant confirmed this wee...


[Wed Jun 26th 8:51 pm] 9to5Mac Daily: June 26, 2019 – Apple Pay in Europe, Apple acquires a self-driving startup


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...


[Wed Jun 26th 8:26 pm] Shopify delivers Apple Business Chat 800,000+ merchants worldwide


Apple Business Chat is available to eligible Shopify merchants globally, at no additional cost...


[Wed Jun 26th 8:21 pm] Verizon’s new truly unlimited data plan sounds too good to be true


Verizon Wireless is finally offering a truly unlimited talk, text and data plan through the company’s Visible brand. It only costs $40 per month and is powered by Verizon’s 4GLTE network. Full det...


[Wed Jun 26th 8:20 pm] Polar Ignite hopes to compete with Apple Watch in health tracking


Polar calls its latest wearable a GPS fitness watch, but the Ignite goes deeper into health monitoring than that description suggests. Many of the features are related to sleep tracking, including ove...


[Wed Jun 26th 8:14 pm] Lead ARM Chip Architect Poached by Apple – Here’s Why Mac Users Care


Apple has hired a former ARM CPU system architect, lending some credence to reports that the Cupertino tech giant is currently developing its own ARM-based Mac chips. Mike Filippo joined Apple last mo...


[Wed Jun 26th 8:03 pm] Apple just bought more self-driving car technology with acquisition of Drive.ai


The tech giant acquired Drive.ai after laying off 200 workers in its own self-driving car division in January.       


[Wed Jun 26th 8:00 pm] Check out these great hidden features in iOS 13’s Reminders app


The iOS 13 update to Reminders is deeper than you might think. Here are some great new -- and hidden -- features. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


[Wed Jun 26th 7:57 pm] Comcast brings Apple Watch Series 4, iPad Air, and iPad mini to Xfinity Mobile customers


Comcast today announced it will offer Apple Watch Series 4 with built-in cellular, the new 10.5-inch iPad Air, and the new 7.9-inch iPad mini...


[Wed Jun 26th 7:34 pm] Apple TV has 16% share of U.S. streaming TV devices


Apple TV has grown to approximately 16% share of streaming TV devices in the U.S. as of Q219 and is projected to grow to over...


[Wed Jun 26th 7:23 pm] Apple hires key ARM chip designer as it plots transition from Intel for the Mac


As Apple continues its efforts to move towards using its own ARM processors on the Mac, it has hired a key designer from ARM. In May, Apple hired Mike Filippo to join its chip architecture team based...


[Wed Jun 26th 7:22 pm] Livongo Health connects to Apple, Samsung, Fitbit in wearable expansion


Users will get notifications, behavior health "nudges" and other health information straight to their smartwatches as Livongo Health integrates its chronic condition management platform into the massi...


[Wed Jun 26th 7:04 pm] Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM 2 Review: This summer’s best Bluetooth speaker


Earlier this month Ultimate Ears unveiled the WONDERBOOM 2, a second-generation model of its popular portable Bluetooth speaker. A host of notable upgrades over the original model set it up to conten...


[Wed Jun 26th 7:00 pm] Charging Samsung tablet overheats, burns hole in 11-year-old boy’s bed as he sleeps inches away


An 11-year-old boy had a narrow escape after his charging Samsung tablet overheated and burnt a hole in his bed...


[Wed Jun 26th 7:00 pm] Shopify now lets you chat with 800K merchants via iMessage


Shopify customers can reach out to business owners with the Messages app on their iPhone or Mac thanks to integration with Apple Business Chat. It’s even possible to make purchases via these text me...


[Wed Jun 26th 6:43 pm] Catalina System Volume, ISP Lobbying Budgets – TMO Daily Observations 2019-06-26


John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the new macOS read-only volume and ISP budgets for lobbying lawmakers.


[Wed Jun 26th 6:41 pm] iOS 13 and macOS Catalina Now Feature Built-in Dog and Cat Detectors


Apple has included new machine learning algorithms in iOS 13 that will allow your iOS and iPadOS apps to detect your four-legged buddies. Of course, Apple’s native Photos app has long been able to u...


[Wed Jun 26th 6:40 pm] Instagram plans to inject ads into your Explore feed


Get ready to see even more ads on Instagram. The social media platform has been milking every inch of screen space for ads over the last five years. Now the company says it plans to slowly roll out ad...


[Wed Jun 26th 6:30 pm] Apple hires ARM’s lead CPU architect amid rumors of ARM-Based Macs as early as next year


Apple plans to transition to its own ARM-based processors in Macs starting as early as 2020, and the company recently made a significant hire...


[Wed Jun 26th 6:23 pm] Shopify adds Apple Business Chat, Pay



[Wed Jun 26th 6:23 pm] Hands-on with Satechi’s new HomeKit Dual Smart Outlet


Connected outlets is one of the most crowded categories in Apple HomeKit, and turning dumb wall outlets into smart plugs is one of the easiest smart home upgrades. Today we’re taking a look at the...


[Wed Jun 26th 6:21 pm] Lovable platformer Human: Fall Flat crashes into the App Store


Human: Fall Flat, the wonderful puzzle platformer from 505 Games, has made the leap to the App Store. This unique title lets you play as a wobbly human who gets stuck inside surreal dreams and has to...


[Wed Jun 26th 6:17 pm] Mozilla’s Track THIS Project Aims to Fool Advertisers


Yesterday Mozilla announced a new project called Track THIS that aims to fool advertisers. It lets you pretend to be someone else for a while.


[Wed Jun 26th 6:08 pm] How to Install MacOS Catalina Public Beta


MacOS Catalina public beta is now available for the adventurous to download and install. With MacOS Catalina public beta you’ll be able to try out all the interesting new features of macOS 10.15, in...


[Wed Jun 26th 6:05 pm] iPhone and the US-China Trade War


Jason Dedrick, Greg Linden, and Kenneth L. Kraemer broke down the cost of the iPhone and showed how China doesn’t get as much value from iPhone exports as we think. So what about all of those famous...


[Wed Jun 26th 6:01 pm] Apple’s QuickPath: How to use the new iPhone keyboard tool that revolutionizes typing in iOS 13


A new iOS 13 feature called QuickPath is going to change the way you type on your iPhone...


[Wed Jun 26th 6:00 pm] Ableton puts a synth inside your browser


Finally, Ableton on the iPad! Almost. Learning Synths is an interactive synth that runs inside Safari. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


[Wed Jun 26th 5:59 pm] 800,000 Shopify Merchants Support Apple Business Chat


All 800,000+ Shopify merchants now support Apple Business Chat. Merchants can use Shopify Ping to respond to customers.


[Wed Jun 26th 5:49 pm] Review: Kenu BingeBank lets you watch Netflix while charging


The Kenu BingeBank is a portable battery pack that packs not only a wireless charger, but a kickstand for easily consuming video while powering up.


[Wed Jun 26th 5:42 pm] Apple adds ARM’s lead CPU architect to chip team


One of the top CPU architects in the world has joined Apple’s chip team. Mike Filippo, who created some of ARMs most impressive CPUs over the last few years, was hired last month by Apple, signifyin...


[Wed Jun 26th 5:36 pm] Apple hires key ARM engineer in race to ditch Intel


Apple has poached a top engineer from ARM as it seeks to put custom processors inside Macs in the coming years. As spotted by Bloomberg, Apple has hired Mike Filippo, the lead architect on a numb...


[Wed Jun 26th 5:35 pm] Apple pours billions more into controversial stock buybacks


Apple’s stock buybacks in Q1 totaled more than any other S&P 500 company by a wide margin. The iPhone maker poured $23.8 billion into purchasing its own shares, more than it has ever done before. An...


[Wed Jun 26th 5:33 pm] Planning to Upgrade from an iPhone 8 Plus? DON’T Install iOS 12.3.2


A couple of weeks ago, Apple released iOS 12.3.2, an odd little update that only applies to one specific model of iPhone — the iPhone 8 Plus. As the very minor version number would indicate, iOS 12...


[Wed Jun 26th 5:26 pm] Catalyst reveals Apple’s struggle with the Mac’s future


This is not to say that there won’t be great examples of Catalyst apps, exemplars for other developers to follow...


[Wed Jun 26th 5:18 pm] Comcast Xfinity Mobile starts selling cellular iPads and Apple Watches with unlimited data plans


Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile carrier today announced that it will start selling the iPad and Apple Watch Series 4. The iPad and Apple Watch join the iPhone in Xfinity’s lineup of Apple products. Th...


[Wed Jun 26th 5:07 pm] LGBTQ employees want Google kicked out of SF Pride parade


Some of Google’s LGBTQ+ employees have petitioned the San Francisco Pride board of directors to kick the search engine giant out of the SF Pride parade slated for this weekend. The Google employees...