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[Tue May 21st 1:52 am] ‘Listen on Apple Podcasts’ replaces ‘iTunes’ for podcast previews ahead of standalone Mac app


Last month, Apple overhauled the web interface for Apple Podcasts with a modern design and support for web playback. Today, Apple has made another slight change to the webpage, dropping the ‘Listen...


[Tue May 21st 1:40 am] U.S. to offer temporary exemptions to Huawei export ban


The 90-day reprieve may be intended to help reboot U.S.-China trade talks...


[Tue May 21st 1:08 am] iOS 12.4 Beta 2 Released for Testing


Apple has issued the second beta version of iOS 12.4 to users enrolled in the iPhone and iPad beta testing programs. Both developer beta and public beta builds are available. iOS 12.4 beta 2 is availa...


[Tue May 21st 1:03 am] Save on two years of powerful VPN protection [Deals]


With all the threats to security and privacy, going online without VPN protection is a big no-no. There are lots of options, so if you’re not sure which VPN to choose, this deal might help make that...


[Tue May 21st 12:21 am] National Australia Bank becomes latest Australian ‘big four’ bank to support Apple Pay


One of the major Apple Pay holdouts in Australia is finally coming on board to support Apple’s mobile payments platform. National Australia Bank today announced that its customers can now add NAB c...


[Tue May 21st 12:00 am] Brilliant 6-in-1 USB-C Hub makes iPad Pro even more useful [Review]


The USB-C port in Apple’s latest professional-grade tablet is a giant improvement, but a new accessory still manages to make it even more useful. The HyperDrive iPad Pro allows every type of wired a...


[Tue May 21st 12:00 am] Why 5G Wireless Will Not Fix The Interwebs


The interwebs as we know it is in trouble; dire straights abound. What was once an inexpensive way to open the world to become a small village, has been pillaged by powers that be. Russia, China, and...


[11:16 pm] Unsecured database exposed private information of millions of Instagram influencers


An unsecured database thought to be owned by a Mumbai-based social media marketing firm exposed the personal information of millions of Instagram influencers, including those not affiliated...


[11:00 pm] Why Apple Wants You To Be A Renter


Which is best? Rent vs. Own? The proper answer is, of course, it depends. Situations vary, but historically Apple’s customers have been just that; customers. That means we buy hardware to own, and w...


[10:34 pm] New iPhones Will Gain Boosted 12MP Front Cameras, Special Black Lens Coating and More


There have been multiple reports suggesting that 2019’s iPhones will feature significantly upgraded rear-facing cameras. Now, it looks like the front-facing cameras will get a big boost, too. In a T...


[9:45 pm] Instagram overhauls IGTV with new TikTok-like algorithmic feed, streamlined interface


While Instagram has largely mastered the Stories format of Snapchat, its IGTV platform hasn’t yet seen the same mainstream success. A new report today from TechCrunch highlights how Instagram is re...


[9:25 pm] When to buy Apple stock after tariff concern drives share price lower


At the beginning of the month, there was plenty of optimism over the U.S. and China reaching a trade deal...


[9:17 pm] American Law Institute Votes on Rollback of Consumer Privacy


The American Law Institute (ALI) will vote tomorrow on a proposal that would make it easier for companies to bind you to contracts, even without visiting the website. If you’re like most people, you...


[9:07 pm] Huawei Loses Android Access, Qualcomm Chips and More After Trump Executive Order


Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei is in a bad spot in the wake of an executive order signed by President Donald Trump last week .The order, which invokes the Emergency Economic Powers Act, essent...


[9:06 pm] Analysis: Navigating Apple TV Channels is a Mess


A deeper exploration of streaming Channels reveals that things are not as straightforward as we would like as customers.


[9:05 pm] DHS Warns of Chinese Drone Spying


The U.S. Department of Homeland Security warns of Chinese drone spying, specifically Chinese-made consumer drones.


[9:03 pm] Facebook’s Creepy Data Sharing With Phone Carriers


Sam Biddle, reporting for The Intercept: Offered to select Facebook partners, the data includes not just technical information about Facebook members’ devices and use of Wi-Fi and cellular netwo...


[8:49 pm] Apple Face ID parts supplier Lumentum halts shipments to Huawei following Trump administration ban


Apple Face ID parts supplier Lumentum Holdings Inc is clamping down on the business it does with Huawei Technologies, after U.S. President Donald Trump imposed a ban...


[8:42 pm] Microsoft’s Edge for Mac browser now available in preview


Microsoft teased its Edge browser for macOS earlier this month, and now the company is officially...


[8:24 pm] Pandora for Mac Is an Electron Turd


Speaking of un-Mac-like apps, Pandora released a Mac client today. I downloaded it just to kick the tires — it’s a bad native Mac app even by the low standards of Electron apps. If Marzipan c...


[8:15 pm] Steve Jobs first proposed an Apple credit card in 2004


The Apple Card announced this spring isn’t a new idea; it was first floated well over a decade ago. This came as a proposal by then-CEO Steve Jobs made so long ago it would have offered users reward...


[8:05 pm] TMO Background Mode Interview with iCEO of the Electronic Transactions Association Amy Zirkle


Amy Zirkle is the interim CEO of the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA). Prior to joining ETA, she spent 17 years working as a Senior Economist focusing on technology matters including mobile...


[8:03 pm] President Trump’s Huawei ban could end Android as we know it and possibly have a lasting effect on Apple


Google is complying with Trump’s administration banning of Huawei...


[8:00 pm] iPhone 11: Video Depicts the 2019 iPhone Rendered in Meticulous Detail


The 2019 iPhone roster is set to be yet another transitionary year for Apple, which has most of the coolest launches in its pipeline — from 5G-compatible handsets to a pair of augmented reality glas...


[8:00 pm] How to get a refund for any App Store app


Apple will give refunds for apps you have purchased. You just have to know how to ask. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


[7:58 pm] Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 update is faster with better camera & USB-C


Google is continuing to push its Google Glass smart glasses as a way for businesses to improve how employees work, by updating the Enterprise Edition of the eyewear with better performance,...


[7:58 pm] How to Export Health Data from iPhone


The data contained within Health app on iPhone can be saved and exported for other uses. Perhaps you want to export Health app data to use in another health or fitness app, importing it to elsewhere,...


[7:53 pm] Slack Changed Its Stock Ticker From ‘SK’ to ‘WORK’ Weeks Before IPO


Becky Peterson, writing for Business Insider: Slack is not a public company yet, but it’s already gotten tired of its stock ticker. In an updated version of its IPO paperwork filed on Monday, S...


[7:52 pm] Pandora debuts overhauled Mac app with notifications, keyboard shortcuts & Modes


Pandora on Monday released a redesigned 2.0 Mac app for its radio streams and on-demand music, taking advantage of newer tech including station Modes.


[7:40 pm] Microsoft Edge Preview Builds Now Available for MacOS


Microsoft: Last month, we announced the first preview builds of the next version of Microsoft Edge for Windows 10. Today, we are pleased to announce the availability of the Microsoft Edge Canary c...


[7:30 pm] Hyper’s 130W, 27000 mAh portable USB-C battery and 6-in-1 iPad Pro USB-C Hub now available


Two of Hyper’s Apple accessories saw big success on Kickstarter last year, the HyperJuice 130W USB-C Battery that charges any device, including the 15-inch MacBook Pro, and the HyperDrive USB-C Hub...


[7:26 pm] How to outsmart algorithms and take control of your information diet


Certain algorithms pull you toward the things you already know, believe, or like, and they push away everything else...


[7:26 pm] Google takes aim at enterprise with new $999 Glass headset


Google Glass is officially moving out of Alphabet’s “moon shot factory” to become an official Google product. The search engine giant revealed its new Glass Enterprise Edition 2 spectacles today...


[7:21 pm] Microsoft Outlook for iOS updated with revamped Apple Watch notifications


Earlier this month, Microsoft released a useful update to its Outlook app for iOS with new Apple Watch Series 4 complications. Now, the company is back with another Apple Watch-focused update, bringi...


[7:20 pm] Chtrbox Exposes Instagram Influencer Database


Chtrbox, a social media marketing firm based in Mumbai, India, exposed an Instagram influencer database online. Each record in the database contained a record that calculated the worth of each account...


[7:15 pm] Apple, Amazon, Google, and others sued for selling thousands of pirated recordings


It’s possible to see some of the unauthorized versions cited in the lawsuit in online stores...


[7:10 pm] Public gets their first iOS 12.4 beta as Apple Card draws closer


Apple just released iOS 12.4 beta 2 for developers and the general public. So far, it appears that all the changes are behind the scenes getting ready for the introduction of the Apple Card. Non-devel...


[7:05 pm] Apple shares plunge on fresh fears over Trump tariffs


Shares of Cupertino-based Apple Inc. fell another 3 percent in midday trading Monday after an influential analyst cut the company’s price target, saying he worried more pain was on the horizon from...


[6:57 pm] The iPhone XS Max 256GB + AirPods Giveaway (Last Chance)


Check out today’s giveaway, the The iPhone XS Max 256GB + AirPods Giveaway. w00t! Sign up to receive deal emails to enter the giveaway—if you’re already signed up for those emails, simply enter....


[6:54 pm] Review: Synology Network Attached Storage device, model D1019+


The last few years have seen a decrease in internal storage on the Mac, as SSDs have gained prominence. A way to extend that is with a network attached storage device -- and the Synology D1...


[6:52 pm] Mac Users Can Download Microsoft Edge Preview


Microsoft announced the release of its Microsoft Edge Preview for Mac users. The company wants the Mac app to match the experience of the Windows 10 version.


[6:44 pm] ‘Harry Potter Wizards Unite’ Trailer Offers New Hints at AR Gameplay


Niantic and Warner Brothers released a new trailer for their upcoming augmented reality game, Harry Potter Wizards Unite. I am super stoked about this game, as long-time listeners and readers will kno...


[6:00 pm] Apple CEO Cook to graduates: ‘My generation failed you’


Back in February, when Tulane confirmed [Apple CEO Tim] Cook as its commencement speaker for this year...


[5:59 pm] Apple May Swap Your Broken Apple Watch Series 3 for a New Series 4


Apple currently doesn’t have enough Apple Watch Series 3 models in stock to cover some repairs and replacements — and for owners of that particular device, that could be a good thing. In an intern...


[5:57 pm] Photographer Christopher Anderson to Host Today at Apple Photo Lab


Christopher Anderson, a photographer who has appeared in National Geographic, Newsweek, and New York Magazine, will host a Today at Apple Photo Lab.


[5:55 pm] Wizards Unite, Lazy Guide to Backups – TMO Daily Observations 2019-05-20


Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the latest video about Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, and the Lazy Guide to Backing Up Data.


[5:51 pm] These are the best cases for 2018 iPad Pros


These are the best cases for the 2018 lineup of iPad Pros running the gamut from ultra-protective, thin and minimalist, to those that integrated keyboards.


[5:40 pm] How to fully protect your Mac against Zombieland bug, and how badly the fix affects performance


Want to protect your Mac against the Zombieland (MDS) bug?


[5:35 pm] Steve Jobs Wanted to Have an Apple Credit Card in 2004


Apple Card, which will be released this summer, isn’t the company’s first Apple credit card idea. Steve Jobs first thought of it in 2004. The year was 2004…Steve thought the time was right for A...


[5:22 pm] [Update: Officially released] Microsoft Edge Canary and Dev builds for macOS now available


Late last year, Microsoft announced that its Edge browser would be coming to macOS, but without a timeline. Now, the Canary and Dev builds of the Chromium-based Edge browser have leaked before Micros...


[5:20 pm] Got an Apple Watch 3 in need of repair? You could get a free upgrade


If you have an Apple Watch Series 3 in need of repair, there’s a chance Apple will upgrade it to a Series 4 model at no extra cost. Apple has given retail staff and Authorized Service Providers perm...


[5:11 pm] Apple posts second developer beta of iOS 12.4


Apple has released the second developer beta of iOS 12.4. Registered developers can download the beta via Apple’s developer portal (https://developer.apple.com/account/#/welcome). Or it can be downl...


[5:11 pm] MIT Just Opened a Time Capsule Full of Tech History


Staff at MIT opened a time capsule buried 20 years ago Monday. It contained a plethora of tech history, including Sir Tim Berners-Lees original proposal for the World Wide Web and the first Microsoft...


[5:10 pm] Mysterious New 23.7-inch LG UltraFine Display Appears in Apple Stores


Once upon a time, Apple’s approach to monitors and displays was pretty simple: Apple made Macs, and Apple made displays for those Macs. This began with the company’s 15-inch Apple Studio Display b...


[5:09 pm] Apple offers second developer beta of iOS 12.4 only 5 days after first build


Apple has moved on to the second round of betas for its latest operating system testing cycle, issuing a new build of iOS 12.4 for developers to try out on their devices just five days afte...


[5:07 pm] River SRL updates Sparkle for macOS to version 2.8


River SRL has released Sparkle 2.8 (https://sparkleapp.com), an update to their visual web design app for macOS.  The utility allows users to create modern, GDPR-complaint websites in a fully visual...


[5:02 pm] Crazy beautiful iPhone 11 concept ditches buttons for more screen


The iPhone 11 (or whatever Apple calls it) is still about four months away and there is no shortage of creative concepts hitting the internet lately guessing what Apple will release. This latest conce...


[5:01 pm] Mystery 23.7-Inch LG Monitor Appears in Apple Store


It is well known that customers can purchase a 21.5 in 4k LG monitor and a 27-inch 5K LG monitor in Apple stores. However, TidBits found a mystery 23.7-inch monitor during a recent visit, one markete...


[5:00 pm] Website builder Sparkle gets major update with Instagram and Sketch integration, more


Sparkle has been on the market since 2014 as a tool for people who want to create simple but appealing websites. Today, the app is getting a major update with version 2.8. The post Website builder...


[5:00 pm] How to play a DVD on Mac


Modern Macs do not have optical drives, which makes it difficult to play your favourite movies. Our guide to playing DVDs on a Mac will help


[4:54 pm] Apple debuts LG’s all-new 23.7-inch UltraFine Display for Mac


Did Apple just stealth-release a new Mac display?


[4:50 pm] Sprint and T-Mobile merger takes giant step toward approval


Your iPhone may soon have one less option for wireless service. The Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission has signed off on the merger of Sprint and T-Mobile. This is a significant step to...


[4:48 pm] Report: Some Apple Watch Series 3 repairs to get Series 4 replacements


If you take your broken Apple Watch Series 3 in for repair, there’s a chance that you might get a Series 4 watch back. That is according to a report form 9to5Mac.The site’s sources claim that a...


[4:43 pm] Former Apple ad exec says Steve Jobs wanted to launch an Apple credit card in 2004, customers earned ‘iPoints’


Apple announced Apple Card at its March services event with the draw of daily cashback as rewards. In a blog post, former Apple creative director Ken Segall reveals that Apple is no stranger to the c...


[4:36 pm] FCC Set to Approve T-Mobile-Sprint Merger


Chairman Ajit Pai will recommend to the FFC that a merger between T-Mobile and Sprint should go ahead, he said in a statement.


[4:15 pm] Apple Stores start selling new 23.7-inch LG UltraFine Display


Apple Stores have quietly started selling LG’s new 23.7-inch UltraFine Display. Priced at $699, the same as the 21-inch 4K UltraFine Display, the new model sports a similar design and offers a 4K TF...


[4:13 pm] Apple releasing second iOS 12.4 developer beta today


We’re less than one week out since Apple introduced the first iOS 12.4 developer beta for testing, and Apple appears to be ready to release iOS 12.4 beta 2. We also expect iOS 12.4 public beta 2 to...


[4:12 pm] Monday’s best deals include iPhone 7 for $230, SanDisk storage from $27, and Twelve South accessories


Today’s best deals from 9to5Toys include a refurbished iPhone 7, SanDisk microSD cards, and rarely discounted Twelve South accessories. Head below for more in this edition of 9to5Toys Lunch Break....


[4:02 pm] Simple WhatsApp trick for iPhone lets you read texts WITHOUT sender knowing


WHATSAPP is full of hidden tricks, including one great hack that lets you covertly read texts without alerting the sender. Normally when you read a text, blue ticks appear for the sender – but iPhon...


[3:30 pm] UrbanWatch lets you browse Urban Dictionary on your wrist


We’ve covered many Watch-specific apps before, including the popular Twitter client Chirp and the Reddit client NanoReddit. With rumors of a standalone App Store coming to the Watch with watchOS 6,...


[3:21 pm] Genius iPhone trick lets you download ANY Instagram photo to your camera roll


INSTAGRAM doesn’t let you save photos in the official app – but we’ve got a neat trick that lets you do it anyway. It’s all thanks to Siri Shortcuts, a new feature introduced in Apple’s late...


[3:17 pm] Massive Apple Boycott Exploding in China Due to U.S. Trade War


Apple has been struggling hard in China over the past year; as smartphone demand has been diminishing worldwide, especially for the kind of higher-end models that Apple sells, it seems that this has h...


[3:13 pm] Tim Cook Gives Tulane University 2019 Commencement Speech


Apple CEO Tim Cook addressed the graduating class of 2019 at Tulane University and urged them to “get to work on building something better.”


[3:01 pm] Pandora Desktop App for Mac is Now Available


Pandora announced today that the Pandora desktop app for macOS is now available to download, giving you full-featured access to the streaming service.


[3:00 pm] The ghost of Apple Card past


On March 25th, Tim Cook unveiled Apple Card — the future of credit cards...


[2:54 pm] Pandora relaunches Mac app with Modes feature, notifications, more


Use Pandora for streaming music on the Mac? Pandora has relaunched its Mac app with a completely new version that works with the streaming service’s Modes feature and more. The post Pandora relau...


[2:46 pm] 1TB iPod Classic is a music junkie’s dream


The iPod was an instant classic — killed off in an instant by the iPhone. But the iPod has a Dr. Frankenstein in Remy Sternbach. The San Diego tech repairman is determined to bring two to life each...


[2:44 pm] Awesome ARKit demo magics up an iMac out of thin air


Try as people might, moving an entire iMac around with you is never going to be easy. But what if all you had to do was to take the keyboard and mouse, and everything else would automatically follow?...


[2:32 pm] Mystery 23.7-inch LG UltraFine display surfaces at Apple Store


An unannounced LG monitor has made an unexpected appearance at retail, with the discovery of the 23.7-inch LG UltraFine Display recently acquired from an Apple Store suggesting the new Mac...


[2:26 pm] Apple Stores are quietly selling a 23.7-inch LG UltraFine display


The saga of the LG UltraFine display mystery continues. After the disappearance of the LG 4K UltraFine display from the Apple Store, and the continued lack of availability for the 5K UltraFine, the p...


[2:23 pm] Apple to sell back its stake in Toshiba Memory after just 1 year


Apple could be about to sell back its stake in Toshiba Memory less than a year after acquiring it. A new report claims Toshiba plans to buy back the shares it sold to Apple, Dell, Kingston, and Seagat...


[2:17 pm] FCC chairman gives green light to T-Mobile and Sprint merger, but DOJ anti-trust concerns remain


T-Mobile and Sprint have faced delays, setbacks, and uncertainty as the two US carriers have sought merger approval over the last year. Today the two companies have scored a big win in their merger e...


[2:10 pm] Report: Toshiba Memory plans to buy back the shares it sold to Apple, Dell, Kingston, and Seagate last year, as part of a refinancing plan (Benjamin Mayo/9to5Mac)


Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac: Report: Toshiba Memory plans to buy back the shares it sold to Apple, Dell, Kingston, and Seagate last year, as part of a refinancing plan  —  In June last year, Toshiba...


[2:09 pm] New Lawsuit Claims Apple Is Part of a ‘Massive Music Piracy Operation’


Despite Apple’s laudable efforts at fairly compensating songwriters and the tight ship that it runs with the iTunes Store and Apple Music, it seems that at least one songwriter — or his estate at...


[1:50 pm] China overtakes U.S. as world’s biggest smart speaker market


China has overtaken the U.S. as the world’s biggest smart speaker market. According to new figures from Canalys, the Chinese market grew nearly 500% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2019. Approx...


[1:49 pm] Interest in older iPhones declines


Recent speculation claims Apple may terminate support for some older iPhone models -- including the popular SE -- in iOS 13.We won’t know if this is true until WWDC, but it simply reflects consu...


[1:49 pm] Interest in older iPhones is declining


Recent speculation claims Apple may terminate support for some older iPhone models -- including the popular SE -- in iOS 13.We won’t know if this is true until WWDC, but it simply reflects consu...


[1:35 pm] Google terminates Huawei’s Android license after Trump administration blacklist


Alphabet Inc’s Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware...


[1:31 pm] InvestorsObserver releases stock and option data on Apple, JPMorgan Chase, Marvell Technology, Tesla, and Verizon


NEW YORK, May 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- InvestorsObserver issues critical PriceWatch Alerts for AAPL, JPM, MRVL, TSLA, and VZ. Click a link below then choose between in-depth options trade idea report...


[1:23 pm] SweetP Productions, Inc. releases SessionRestore 1.0 for macOS 10.14.4


SweetP Productions has announced SessionRestore 1.0, a Safari tab management extension.  It allows you to save your browsing session, close all windows then start with a fresh session. It’s complet...


[1:21 pm] Apple Watch replacement constraint means some Series 3 repairs will get Series 4 upgrade


Apple appears to be running low on inventory for Apple Watch Series 3 repairs as the company informed store staff today that it will substitute some Series 3 repairs with the newer Apple Watch Series...


[1:19 pm] Smart city traffic tech revenues will more than double in next four years


New research by Juniper Research has found that smart city traffic technology solutions deployed to ease chronic congestion in cities will generate $4.4 billion in revenue in 2023, up from $2 billion...


[1:04 pm] Gail Porter slams ‘homeless scammer’ who refused to accept £5 and free apple because he ‘doesn’t eat fruit’


GAIL Porter has slammed a homeless “scammer” who refused to accept a fiver and a free apple because he “doesn’t eat fruit”. The TV presenter, 48, fumed at the rough sleeper after he asked fo...


[1:00 pm] Lutron announces new Aurora dimmer designed to integrate with existing Philips Hue setups


Popular smart home accessory maker Lutron has today announced a useful accessory for Philips Hue smart light users. Lutron has announced a new Lutron Aurora dimmer, designed to integrate with existin...


[1:00 pm] The Lutron Aurora handily solves the smart bulb, dumb switch predicament


This battery-powered dimmer retrofits toggle switches controlling Philips Hue and other Zigbee smart bulbs, so they can’t be turned off by accident.


[12:46 pm] Toshiba to buy back memory division shares from group including Apple


Toshiba is buying back shares of its memory division sold to Apple, Dell, Kingston and Seagate, having survived a financial crisis that threatened the entire company.


[12:45 pm] Nintendo kicks off first Mario Kart Tour beta test


Nintendo has finally kicked off its first Mario Kart Tour beta test. A lucky few have received invites to play the game early ahead of its public release this summer. Nintendo hopes the test will help...


[12:42 pm] US no longer leads the global smart speaker market; HomePod falls into ‘other’


Right up until the end of last year, the US led the global smart speaker market, accounting for more sales than any other country in the world – and even outselling all other countries combined wit...


[12:30 pm] HBSC thinks tariffs could increase iPhone prices by $160


HSBC has cut its price target on Apple based on concerns about the company’s uncertain future in China. Specifically, it is worried that Apple may ramp up the (already steep) price of iPhones in the...


[12:15 pm] Report: Apple to sell back its stake in Toshiba Memory as part of chip company’s refinancing plans


In June last year, Toshiba sold its memory division to a four-company consortium that included Apple. However, now, Toshiba is going to buy back the shares it sold off to Apple, Dell, Kingston and Se...


[12:14 pm] Transcend ships Mac-ready ESD350C portable SSD with USB 3.1 Gen 2 speeds


Memory specialist Transcend has launched the ESD350C, a Mac-compatible portable SSD with USB-C, most significantly able to operate at USB 3.1 Gen 2 speeds.


[12:00 pm] Today in Apple history: AppleLink Personal Edition is the precursor to AOL


May 20, 1988: Apple launches AppleLink Personal Edition, a user-facing online service which lets Apple customers connect using a Mac-style user interface. Years before Apple got serious about its inte...


[12:00 pm] Apple partners with photographer Christopher Anderson to teach portrait photography skills


A new collaboration between Apple and celebrated photographer Christopher Anderson aims to change the way you think about photography. Beginning soon, Apple Stores will offer a new Today at Apple Pho...


[12:00 pm] CleanMyMac X 4.4.1 review: Some handy tools but its malware dictation still falls short


MacPaw has shot for the stars with its new version of CleanMyMac X, its catch-all Mac utility that serves as a software crud and gunk remover, as well as a malware scanner, macOS extensions manager...


[12:00 pm] Last chance to enter to win a $1,400 iPhone XS Max & Airpods in this giveaway


Get in on the iPhone XS Max 256GB and AirPods Giveaway for a chance to not only win a brand spankin’ new iPhone XS Max, but a pair of AirPods to go with it. And did we mention they’re free?


[11:52 am] Poll: Is the permanent social Internet dying? Should it?


New York Times staff writer Mike Isaac has written a blog post in which he argues that ‘the permanent social internet is dying.’ That we are increasingly abandoning platforms and formats that cre...


[11:31 am] Google, Qualcomm and others cease partnerships with Huawei


Google has suspended its business with Huawei and revoked its Android license following a U.S. crackdown on Chinese technology companies. It’s a massive blow for the world’s third-biggest smartpho...


[11:30 am] Protecting Your Mac and Router, New Handy Shortcuts, & Troubleshooting System Lags – Mac Geek Gab 762


First things first: make sure your Mac’s XProtect database is regularly updated. With that out of the way, we can have some fun learning some handy new keyboard shortcuts, new ways to filter Mail on...


[11:02 am] Apple accused of ‘massive music piracy’ by estate of Over The Rainbow composer


Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Pandora are all being sued by the estate of Harold Arlen, the composer of Over the Rainbow and many other classic songs. A 148-page lawsuit accuses the tech comp...


[11:00 am] 12 little-known Apple Watch features you should start using


The Apple Watch is a marvel of miniaturization and can do so much. It’s no wonder it’s the most popular watch in the world. But the tiny display and simple controls don’t leave a lot of room...


[10:47 am] Editorial: After mocking Apple over 5G, Huawei has now lost nearly every technology supplier


During the legal battle between Apple and Qualcomm that threatened to delay 5G-capable iPhones, Huawei mockingly announced to the media that it could supply Apple with its own 5G modems. Bu...


[10:41 am] Huawei has now lost most of its RAM, flash, processor suppliers after US blacklist


Infineon, Qualcomm, Western Digital and more have all stopped supplying Huawei after a deeper ban on selling to Huawei or buying from the company has commenced in the United States.


[10:39 am] Google Suspends Some Huawei Business Following Trump Blacklist


Google suspended some of its business with Huawei following President Trump’s decision to blacklist the firm. Reuters broke the news Sunday. The suspension affects the transfer of some hardware, sof...


[10:30 am] Apple Park Opens With Tribute to Steve Jobs and Lady Gaga Show


Apple Park, the company’s new headquarters, opened with a tribute to Steve Jobs and a performance from Lady Gaga.


[10:24 am] We Are Digital Renters of Our Own Objects


I thought this was an interesting angle in the “Our technology controls” us narrative. It’s the idea that we are sort of digital renters of our technology. Today, we may think we own things beca...


[10:17 am] Apple tech could improve visibility in bad driving conditions


As part of its Project Titan initiative, Apple has invented some smart tech for improving detection of road signs and other vehicles on the road in low visibility situations. This could ramp up safety...


[10:08 am] Top U.S. TV providers lose a record 1.3 million subscribers in quarter one


As noted by RapidTV News (https://tinyurl.com/y23l87am), the largest pay-TV providers in the US. – representing about 95% of the market – lost about 1,325,000 net video subscribers in the first qu...


[10:00 am] Saddleback Leather Thirteener Thin Leather Briefcase review: Tough scuff


The new Thirteener Thin Leather Briefcase from Saddleback Leather Co. looks a little, well, like a saddlebag. (I was a cowboy for years, so I don’t say this lightly.) And much like a saddlebag, t...


[10:00 am] Marshall Stanmore II Voice review: This voice-controlled Bluetooth speaker has the iconic look of rock royalty


The sound quality is fairly good overall, especially with rock music, but I had several problems with its operation.


[9:27 am] Apple donates products to New Orleans’ Ellis Marsalis Music Center


After giving his commencement speech for Tulane University on Saturday, Tim Cook visited the nearby Ellis Marsalis Center for Music. He met with founders Ellis Marsalis and Harry Connick Jr. He also a...


[8:19 am] Tim Cook donates to New Orleans music school after Tulane University speech


Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the donation of Apple products including music software training to the center, which was founded in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He attended a performan...


[8:00 am] Genius Scan now available in 20 languages


The Grizzly Labs today released Genius Scan 5.2.1, an update to the popular mobile scanning app for iOS and Android. With Genius Scan, effortlessly scan your documents on-the-go & export them as JPEG...


[7:00 am] Apple Cash: How to require manual acceptance for payments


Do you receive payments with Apple Cash on your iPhone or iPad but want to change it to require you to manually accept payments? Read on below… The post Apple Cash: How to require manual acceptan...


[6:19 am] Apple, Amazon, Google, and others sued for selling thousands of pirated recordings


The estate of Harold Arlen, the man responsible for composing Over the Rainbow and numerous other classic songs, is suing Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Pandora for selling unauthorized r...


[12:30 am] Introducing Remodel Helper 1.0 - New and Useful Tool for Home Remodeling


California based MICOM Software today introduces Remodel Helper 1.0, its new productivity app developed exclusively for iiOS. Remodel Estimator is a handy and easy-to-use tool to help anyone estimate...


[Sun May 19th 5:00 pm] This Is (By Far) iMessage’s Most Underused and Underrated Feature


Apple’s iOS was once (and some people would argue still is) a walled garden. But now, a decade later, that garden wall is a little lower, and now it has a gate.. Developers have more API options, so...


[Sun May 19th 5:00 pm] The best new music, news, and video-learning apps this week


This week we sell our skills on video, slow down any song in Apple Music, make wild music with Factory, and more. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


[Sun May 19th 3:59 pm] How to Delete Spotify Cache on iPhone and iPad


If you use Spotify for streaming music, over time you may discover the Spotify app increases local cache storage, which can sometimes grow quite large. These audio cache files can make the Spotify app...


[Sun May 19th 3:55 pm] August denies doorbell camera HomeKit support despite user claim


This week, an image appeared on the HomeKit subreddit claiming to show a first-generation August Doorbell Cam within Apple’s Home app on iOS. In a statement to 9to5Mac, however, August has confirme...


[Sun May 19th 3:29 pm] iOS 13: Everything We Know So Far


iOS 13 is expected to be announced at WWDC in just a few weeks. The leaks so far have suggested a number of new features: dark mode, iPad tweaks, new gestures, speed improvements, Live Photo improvem...


[Sun May 19th 3:00 pm] FAQ: What Is the FileVault Feature on my Mac? Should I Be Using It?


Apple has always taken privacy and security seriously – and back in macOS 10.3, Apple created a unique encryption system designed to protect the data on your hard-drive. In macOS X Lion (10.7), Appl...


[Sun May 19th 1:53 pm] Tim Cook visits Ellis Marsalis Music Center in New Orleans, announces donation of Apple products


Tim Cook yesterday delivered a commencement address at Tulane University, and he followed up that speech by making an appearance at the Ellis Marsalis Music Center in New Orleans. Cook spent nearly t...


[Sun May 19th 1:30 pm] One wireless charging hub juices up four devices at once [Deals]


Wireless charging is catching on, so our wireless charging pads are becoming scarce real estate. Instead of buying a new charging dock for each new device, why not just get one that can handle all of...


[Sun May 19th 1:00 pm] Feature Request: How the Siri watch face could be the ultimate complication


Watch faces for Apple Watch have been a point of discussion since watchOS 1 and the Series 0 Apple Watch. Apple has expanded the options over the years, and the Siri watch face is one of the most uni...


[Sun May 19th 12:00 pm] Today in Apple history: Apple introduces the doomed Apple III


May 19, 1980: Apple introduces the Apple III at the National Computer Conference in Anaheim, California. After two years of development, the Apple III arrives to follow the enormously successful Apple...


[Sun May 19th 11:55 am] Hands On: PDFpen 11 brings Split View and precision page number positioning to the Mac


The new update of both PDFpen and its sister app PDFpenPro turn this into as much of a PDF creator as it is an editor. You can now use word processor-like split views to show different part...


[Sun May 19th 8:46 am] Download UltData iPhone or Mac data recovery tools


Thanks to our sponsor, you can download a free trial of the UltData iPhone data recovery tool now: Download the UltData app for Mac for iPhone recovery or Mac recovery UltData is an app for your Mac...


[Sat May 18th 6:55 pm] Hands-on: ZUGU Muse case for iPad Pro & Apple Pencil [Video]


Makers of Amazon’s highest rated iPad case, ZUGU CASE, now has an updated version of its popular case for iPad Pro models including the 11-inch and 12.9-inch models. Head below for a hands-on look...


[Sat May 18th 6:15 pm] Tim Cook tells graduates what it really means to love your job


During a commencement speech at Tulane this morning, Apple CEO Tim Cook gave graduates a new twist on the old adage about finding a job you love. He also talked about Apple’s vision to “move huma...


[Sat May 18th 5:36 pm] Back to the Mac 013: 2019 iMac – Five takeaways from an iMac Pro user [Video]


Recently Apple provided long-awaited updates to its iMac lineup, and although there are no cosmetic changes to be found in the 2019 iMac, these machines feature noteworthy CPU and GPU improvements un...


[Sat May 18th 5:00 pm] 5+ New Products Apple Should Launch at WWDC ’19 This Year


This year’s Worldwide Developers Conference is going to be a jam-packed event. Apple is largely expected to debut a slew of major changes to iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS. In other words, it’s goin...


[Sat May 18th 5:00 pm] Enter Now for a Chance to Win an iPhone XS Max & AirPods


There’s no getting around it—Apple products deliver unique features and designs you can’t find anywhere else, but they come at a high cost we can’t all afford. This is an awesome opportunity t...


[Sat May 18th 4:52 pm] How to Use Gmail in Basic HTML Mode


The Gmail web email client is very fancy, but some Gmail users may wish to use the much more simplified Basic HTML mode for Gmail. Basic HTML Gmail strips away the fancy actions, features, and functio...


[Sat May 18th 4:33 pm] iMore show 657: Yoga Pants For Your Wrist


The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Watch, TV, Mac, and Apple! Rene Ritchie, Mikah Sargent, and Lory Gil dish out the iPhone 11 XR (or whatever it wi...


[Sat May 18th 4:33 pm] iMore show 657: Yoga Pants For Your Wrist


The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Watch, TV, Mac, and Apple! Rene Ritchie, Mikah Sargent, and Lory Gil dish out the iPhone 11 XR (or whatever it wi...


[Sat May 18th 4:00 pm] 3 things brands can learn from Apple’s struggle to stay on top


Steve Jobs and Jony Ive called the small design studio I worked at asking for help back in 1997. They wanted us to create a new desktop computer that would save Apple from going under. We accepted the...


[Sat May 18th 3:49 pm] Tim Cook delivers Tulane commencement address, talks climate change and his journey to Apple


As announced back in February, Tim Cook today delivered the commencement address for Tulane University at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. During his speech, Cook told the story of his jou...


[Sat May 18th 3:30 pm] Train to become a cloud computer architect with this bundle


We’re living in the era of the cloud. Companies ranging from small startups to massive Fortune 500 conglomerates all rely on an increasingly powerful cloud structure in order to store and manage dat...


[Sat May 18th 3:30 pm] Train to become a cloud computer architect with this bundle


We’re living in the era of the cloud. Companies ranging from small startups to massive Fortune 500 conglomerates all rely on an increasingly powerful cloud structure in order to store and manage dat...


[Sat May 18th 3:10 pm] U.S. may scale back Huawei trade restrictions to help existing customers


The U.S. Commerce Department said on Friday it may soon scale back restrictions on Huawei Technologies....


[Sat May 18th 3:00 pm] U.S. iPhone growth lags: How slow can it go? [Cult of Mac Magazine No. 297]


Apple’s iPhone sales in the U.S. are starting to flatline, according to data from the Consumer Intelligence Research Partners. Growth of the iPhone install base in the U.S. has been on a downward t...


[Sat May 18th 3:00 pm] Learn How to Avoid the 9 Most Common Types of Scam Calls


Scam calls are, unfortunately, an ever-increasing problem in the U.S. Whether it’s a robocall or there’s a live person on the other end, scammers use a variety of tactics to try and elicit sensiti...


[Sat May 18th 2:22 pm] Apple officially opens Apple Park opening ceremony and pays tribute to Steve Jobs


Apple yesterday held its formal opening of Apple Park, including a concert on the rainbow stage at the center of the campus...


[Sat May 18th 1:59 pm] This week’s top stories: iOS 12.3, Apple Card first look, Intel vulnerabilities, more


In this week’s top stories: New 2019 iPhone molds, iOS 12.3 and tvOS 12.3 release, a closer look at Apple Card, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest news. The post This week’s to...


[Sat May 18th 1:36 pm] New iPhone 11R leaks show fresh colors and larger camera bump - CNET


Apple has also unleashed the latest versions of iOS, MacOS, WatchOS and TVOS ahead of its annual developer conference in June.


[Sat May 18th 1:05 pm] Britney Spears conservatorship is going smoothly, but she’s desperate for iPhone: report


Britney Spears’ conservatorship is going smoothly, according to a new report, despite rumors of turmoil between the pop star and her family, which has been legally responsible for Spears for more th...


[Sat May 18th 1:00 pm] Making The Grade: Is macOS really less stable than it used to be?


I’ve been managing macOS in an enterprise environment since 2009, so I was around during the “stable” periods of Snow Leopard, as well as what others would call unstable periods. One of the com...


[Sat May 18th 1:00 pm] Send a more personalized emoji on Apple Watch using Scribble


You can turn your Scribbles into emoji on Apple Watch! Scribble, the handwriting feature on Apple Watch, lets you communicate with text instead of dictation or a canned response. All you have to do i...


[Sat May 18th 1:00 pm] Send a more personalized emoji on Apple Watch using Scribble


You can turn your Scribbles into emoji on Apple Watch! Scribble, the handwriting feature on Apple Watch, lets you communicate with text instead of dictation or a canned response. All you have to do i...


[Sat May 18th 12:58 pm] ‘Boycott Apple’ movement gains new traction in China as US trade dispute continues


While Apple, aside from some accessories, has escaped the effects of the ongoing trade tensions between the United States and China, customers in China are growing increasingly anti-Apple. A new repo...


[Sat May 18th 12:00 pm] Today in Apple history: Apple shows off its amazing Fifth Avenue store


May 18, 2006: The world — and, more specifically, the Apple-watching press — gets its first glimpse at Apple’s swanky new Fifth Avenue Apple store in New York City. Hidden behind black plastic w...


[Sat May 18th 11:58 am] Photos: Apple holds Apple Park opening ceremony and tribute to Steve Jobs


Apple yesterday held its formal opening of Apple Park, including a concert on the rainbow stage at the center of the campus. Lady Gaga performed at the event, with Apple Park employees taking to Twit...


[Sat May 18th 8:00 am] 9to5Mac Happy Hour 225: iOS 12.3 release, Apple Pay stickers, iPhone XR 2 rumors


This week Benjamin and Zac discuss iOS 12.3 and the all-new Apple TV app, AirPlay 2 on Samsung Smart TVs, watchOS 5’s newest Apple Watch faces, Apple Pay stickers and how they work, iPhone XR 2 rum...


[Sat May 18th 5:56 am] Applegate and Cardellini's 'Facts of Life'


Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini have fond memories of "The Facts of Life," the 1980s sitcom that's featured in their new Netflix series "Dead to Me." (May 17)        


[Sat May 18th 5:55 am] Applegate and Cardellini's 'Facts of Life'


Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini have fond memories of "The Facts of Life," the 1980s sitcom that's featured in their new Netflix series "Dead to Me." (May 17)        


[Fri May 17th 10:19 pm] Marzipan, iMessage’s Social Media Play, WWDC Spoilers, with Andrew Orr – ACM 512


Will Marzipan be locked to the Mac App Store, and what effect will it have on the Mac experience? Bryan Chaffin is joined by Andrew Orr to discuss this, as well as the idea that iMessage is slowly bac...


[Fri May 17th 9:32 pm] Analyst: Apple is investing heavily in R&D of new products


Investors are focusing on the “apparent lack of ongoing innovation at Apple,” but...


[Fri May 17th 9:32 pm] Jony Ive’s latest product is the Apple Stage, a giant rainbow under which Lady Gaga is about to play


According to MacRumors, Cult of Mac and a variety of social media reports, Apple employees are having a unique day at Apple’s spaceship campus — one filled with rainbows. Last week, drone vi...


[Fri May 17th 8:48 pm] Next Week Apple Music Will Host Tyler The Creator Concert


Next week Apple Music is hosting a Tyler The Creator concert in Los Angeles, California. It will be a free event for people aged 16 and older.


[Fri May 17th 8:46 pm] Apple’s Unusual Planning to Make Apple TV+ a Success


Apple is gearing up for Apple TV+ in ways we haven’t seen before. That’s because success of this streaming service is so critical to Apple.


[Fri May 17th 8:46 pm] 9to5Rewards: Apple Watch Series 4 giveaway + 10% off Volta magnetic charge cable


There’s still time to enter our Apple Watch Series 4 giveaway courtesy of Volta and the company’s latest magnetic Lightning/USB-C/micro-USB charging cable! You can also get 10% off the Volta 2.0...


[Fri May 17th 8:36 pm] New Tool Credder Will Rate News Media Credibility


A startup called Credder wants to offer a rating system like Rotten Tomatoes, but for news publications. The hope is to offer people a way to check the credibility of a particular website, and rate th...


[Fri May 17th 8:22 pm] Carriers Have Stopped Selling Location Data…We Think


Major carriers in the U.S., like AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon claim they’ve stopped selling user data. AT&T says it also wasn’t illegal.


[Fri May 17th 8:19 pm] Apple stock could jump by as much as 530%, despite President Trump’s raging trade war with China


Apple’s stock is poised to laugh in the face of President Donald Trump’s raging trade war with China...


[Fri May 17th 8:06 pm] Apple Music hosting Tyler The Creator concert next week in LA, apply now for your free tickets


Apple Music is promoting another free live concert in LA, this time featuring Tyler, The Creator. The application for free tickets is open now for those 16 years of age and older. The post Apple Mu...


[Fri May 17th 8:05 pm] Spotify makes first hardware play with Car Thing


Spotify is finally making its first foray into becoming a hardware company. The music streaming service revealed plans this week to start testing its new device called Car Thing, a voice-controlled sm...


[Fri May 17th 8:05 pm] GB Studio


GB Studio is “A free and easy to use retro adventure game creator for your favourite handheld video game system”, by which they mean, but don’t want to name specifically, Nintendo’s GameBoy:...


[Fri May 17th 8:02 pm] Make Something Cool with a Cricut Cutting Machine


Cricut (pronounced “Cricket”) cutting machines let you create and design do-it-yourself projects on your Mac, PC, iOS or Android device, and Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus tells us about the cool thing...


[Fri May 17th 8:01 pm] Why Apple Wants to Put Tiny Holes in Your iPhone’s Display


For a company that has supposedly been all-in on Face ID from the beginning, Apple has certainly spent a lot of time figuring out how to implement an under-display fingerprint reader. This week, the U...


[Fri May 17th 8:00 pm] How to detach MacSafari’s download popover to make a proper window


Ever wish Safari had a proper download manager window instead of that annoying popover? It does! You just need to know how to find it. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


[Fri May 17th 7:54 pm] Spotify’s announces its first piece of hardware, a voice-controlled device called ‘Car Thing’


Earlier today Spotify announced that it’s currently testing a new device called Car Thing. It’s being developed to help the company continue its focus on becoming the ‘the world’s number one...


[Fri May 17th 7:47 pm] The Pivot


Excellent piece from Horace Dediu: Moving as it does between computers, devices, software, services, retail, logistics and manufacturing means that it’s not classifiable as an “x” company wh...


[Fri May 17th 7:46 pm] New iPhone 11R leaks show fresh colors and larger camera bump - CNET


Apple has also unleashed the latest versions of iOS, MacOS, WatchOS and TVOS ahead of its annual developer conference in June.


[Fri May 17th 7:37 pm] Make that Call: Apple’s New Purchase Setup Calls Can Help Even Seasoned Vets


Have you purchased a new Apple product and received an invitation for a free setup call? Lisa Hamilton says that even seasoned Apple veterans can benefit from these calls and should take advantage of...


[Fri May 17th 7:32 pm] Filmmaker Alex Gibney: Steve Jobs and Elizabeth Holmes shared this one ‘great talent’


Late Apple CEO Steve Jobs and former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes share something...


[Fri May 17th 7:32 pm] Broken Promises? Your Cell Provider May Still Be Selling Your Location Data


If you live in the United States, your carrier likely tracked and sold your location data to third parties. Your carrier probably also promised to stop — but did it? Earlier this year, a Motherboard...


[Fri May 17th 7:24 pm] Corel AfterShot Pro 3 for Mac: $29.99


We have a deal on AfterShot Pro 3 for Mac from Corel. This photo editing software is designed specifically for RAW files, utilizing a built-in RAW converter that allows you to upload, edit, and manage...


[Fri May 17th 7:00 pm] Loving Apple’s small dividend raise in 2019


The quarterly dividend for the next year was boosted to $0.77...


[Fri May 17th 6:56 pm] Stack Overflow Breach Exposes Some User Data


Stack Overflow confirmed Thursday that it suffered a data breach last week and said that a “very small number” of users had some data exposed.


[Fri May 17th 6:51 pm] Apple shares ‘Behind the Music. Behind the Mac’ video highlighting the British music scene


Apple has today shared a new video on its UK YouTube channel highlighting the British music scene, specifically artists who use or have used the Mac to create, compose, record, and mix. The post A...


[Fri May 17th 6:37 pm] 9to5Mac Daily: May 17, 2019


Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Ove...


[Fri May 17th 6:34 pm] Apple’s tariff tradeoff: Raise prices, suffer margin hit, or build more products outside of China


For more than a year, Apple Inc. avoided major damage from the U.S. trade war with China...


[Fri May 17th 6:33 pm] Does Your iPhone’s Camera Move on Its Own? Here’s Why


Does your iPhone’s camera move on its own? While it may be kind of startling, the cause is likely a problem with a normal smartphone camera feature. This week, a Redditor posted a short clip (shown...