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[7:28 pm] Mac search shootout: Alfred 4 vs. Apple’s Spotlight


If you want to spend more time typing on your keyboard and less time fiddling with your mouse, I highly recommend...


[7:25 pm] Apple’s first apps ported from iOS get more ‘Mac-like’


The first four applications Apple ported from iOS to macOS Mojave last year met with a certain amount of criticism for feeling like they were still iPad software. An Apple executive has promised these...


[6:57 pm] Apple Card availability expanded to retail employees ahead of summer US launch


Earlier this month, Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon said that Goldman employees were testing Apple Card ahead of its summer launch. Now, Bloomberg reports that Apple has expanded testing of Apple Car...


[6:56 pm] How to Downgrade from MacOS Catalina Beta


Have you decided you no longer want to run the MacOS Catalina 10.15 beta? You can revert from MacOS Catalina by downgrading. The simplest way to downgrade from MacOS Catalina beta back to a prior stab...


[6:39 pm] Every Single Best Buy Store in the U.S. Now Offers Apple-Certfied ​Repairs


Apple announced on Wednesday that Best Buy now offers Apple-authorized repair services at each and every one of its locations in the U.S. That represents a massive expansion of Apple’s own Authorize...


[6:37 pm] iPadOS 13: How to use a mouse with your iPad


While it’s not enabled by default, Apple has brought the long-awaited mouse support to iPad with iPadOS 13. Follow along on for how to pair and use a mouse with your iPad as well as set up buttons...


[6:32 pm] With watchOS 6, Apple Watch users can delete Apple’s built-in apps


Good news for Apple Watch owners who don’t want to clutter up their Watch with unused apps. With the release of the new watchOS 6...


[6:23 pm] Serif Launches Affinity Publisher for Mac and Windows


Serif, the creators of Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo, have today launched Affinity Publisher. It will let people create designs for magazines, books, brochures, posters, reports, stationary, an...


[6:17 pm] 4K Blu-ray Players, Openly Operated – TMO Daily Observations 2019-06-19


John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont for a chat about John’s 4K Blu-ray player decisions, and the Openly Operated service.


[6:15 pm] Samsung’s next phone might have cool feature iPhone should steal


The Galaxy Note 10 supposedly won‘t require an external speaker. Instead, this vital component will be built into the screen. This is something that could improve future iPhone models too. Look and...


[6:15 pm] Apple News, Stocks, Home getting a Catalyst upgrade in macOS Catalina


Apple is planning to upgrade News, Stocks, Voice Memos and Home -- the first four apps converted from iOS to macOS under Marzipan, now known as Project Catalyst, software head Craig Federi...


[6:12 pm] watchOS 6 Lets You Delete Built-In Watch Apps


Similar to how Apple let people remove built-in iOS apps with iOS 10, Apple will let people delete built-in watch apps with watchOS 6.


[6:08 pm] Serif launches Affinity Publisher for the Mac


Serif has launched its Mac publishing software, Affinity Publisher with StudioLink technology, which  means owners of its vector design app Affinity Designer and image editor Affinity Photo can use t...


[5:54 pm] Apple to lead as smartwatches move deeper into health and fitness, IDC says - CNET


The firm predicts Apple will capture more than a quarter of the market share for watches in 2023.


[5:54 pm] Sprint BYOD Plan Gives You Unlimited for $25 per Month


A new Sprint BYOD deal offers customers unlimited wireless for US$25/month if you bring your own iPhone or Android phone.


[5:51 pm] PSA: Wearing AirPods during sex will get you an earful


Can’t agree on the music to get you and your partner in the mood? That’s what AirPods are for. A survey exploring the intersection of sex and music turned up this fun little finding. Out of 1,010...


[5:50 pm] Apple is the World’s Fourth Biggest Gaming Company


Apple became the fourth biggest gaming company in the world in 2018, a new report picked up by Cult of Mac said.  In total, it earned around $9.453 billion from games during 2018. This is all before...


[5:44 pm] Apple partners with Best Buy for expanded repair service


Apple today announced the completion of a major expansion of its Apple authorized service network...


[5:40 pm] Castbox is Latest Audio App With Waze Support


Podcasting app Castbox became the latest audio app to get Waze integration, joining the likes of Spotify and Pandora in the navigation app.


[5:34 pm] Sinji Over-the-Ear Bluetooth Headphones: $25.99


We have a deal on a pair of Sinji over-the-ear Bluetooth headphones. Offering a simple, no-frills design and Bluetooth 4.1, these headphones offer an inexpensive entry to over-the-ear listening. They...


[5:30 pm] Mac page design app Affinity Publisher comes out of beta


The long-awaited page layout app Affinity Publisher has launched after an extended public beta period. Alongside its own design tools, the app leverages its sister Affinity products to crea...


[5:30 pm] Affinity launches professional desktop publisher for Mac with integrated vector design and image editor apps


Serif is out today with its latest software release, Affinity Publisher, after running a public beta since last year. The new app is a professional desktop publisher for Mac and Windows that integrat...


[5:28 pm] Hands-on with the 2019 Pride Sport Loop and Apple Watch faces


Apple unveiled an all-new version of its Apple Watch Pride band earlier this month at WWDC 2019, matching the recently introduced 2019 Pride face introduced in the latest version of watchOS 5. See ho...


[5:15 pm] Apple becomes world’s fourth-largest gaming company


Apple is now the world’s fourth-largest gaming company, according to a new report. It is ranked higher than gaming giants like Nintendo, EA, and Activision — thanks mostly to the popularity of mo...


[5:14 pm] What is SIP on your Mac and when is it safe to turn it off?


System Integrity Protection – SIP – is one of the primary mechanisms which macOS uses to protect itself...


[5:04 pm] Apple says News, Home, Stocks, and Voice Memos will see major improvements with upcoming macOS Catalina


At WWDC earlier this month, Apple offered more details on its plan to bring iPad apps to the Mac using Project Catalyst in macOS Catalina. WWDC 2018 marked Apple’s first attempt at porting its own...


[5:00 pm] Apple expands repairs to nearly 1,000 Best Buy stores in US - CNET


Best Buy is here to fix your broken iPhone.


[4:56 pm] Apple Watch is not an enterprise product?


Do you think Apple Watch is a great fitness tracker, but not really an enterprise product?I’d like to prove you wrong I’ve been saying for years that Apple would need to ensure Apple Watch coul...


[4:55 pm] iPhone demand in China is on the rise again


The drop in iPhone sales among Chinese consumers that hurt Apple so much last year is now a thing of the past, according to market analysts. The company saw five straight months of growth in that impo...


[4:42 pm] Audio Sharing Is Live in iOS 13, Here’s Why You’ll Need AirPods to Use It


When Apple took the wraps off iOS 13 earlier this month, one of the new features that was briefly mentioned was Audio Sharing, a feature that the company promised would allow two users to listen to th...


[4:39 pm] This is what the 2020 iPhones might look like


The 2019 iPhone lineup hasn’t even been revealed yet but we might already know what next year’s iPhones will look like too. Recent rumors have claimed that Apple will come out with new screen size...


[4:13 pm] Don’t miss the Best Buy 24-hour Flash Sale, Anker’s Amazon Gold Box, and more in today’s best deals


The Best Buy 24-hour Flash Sale delivers all-time lows on the latest iPads, plus you’ll find Anker’s 1-day Amazon Gold Box and $160 off the popular Xiaomi Mi electric scooter in today’s 9to5Toy...


[4:05 pm] Moderators Break Facebook NDAs to Tell All


Three Facebook moderators have broken their NDAs and told The Verge what they saw at the company’s moderation sites. It is a gripping, horrifying, read. [Kevin] Utley worked the overnight shift at...


[4:02 pm] Safari on iPadOS 13: Apple’s Safari web browser is about to get a lot better on iPad


Apple has finally given us a Safari browsing experience that makes it easier to take the iPad seriously as a laptop alternative or replacement...


[4:00 pm] You’ll Finally Be Able to Delete Built-in Apps in watchOS 6


It looks like 2019 is shaping up to finally be the year that the Apple Watch will be entirely unshackled from the iPhone. This is a process that actually started with watchOS 4 and the Apple Watch Ser...


[3:56 pm] How to take underwater photos on iPhone


Underwater photography can be rewarding, but be cautious when taking your expensive iPhone into a swimming pool. Here are 6 top tips for those taking photos in the sea or a swimming pool


[3:35 pm] Meet The Man On A Quest To Document Every Apple In North America


And the mammoth book he wrote about it.


[3:30 pm] iMore reviews the 23.7-inch LG UltraFine 4K Display: Two screens for the price of one


About two-and-a-half years ago, Apple announced a partnership with LG to provide a display that, when plugged into a Mac, just worked...


[3:03 pm] 5 Tips to Speed Up Your MacBook: A collection of hints to improve MacBook performance


Almost seven years ago, I bought my first MacBook, the one I’m still using to write this article...


[2:51 pm] Best Buy stores will soon offer Apple-certified repairs


Today, Apple announced that it's partnering with Best Buy in a push to expand its service network. Customers can now choose from nearly 1,000 Best Buy stores across the US for service and repairs on A...


[2:46 pm] The 2020 iPhone XII Might Be Closer to the iPhone SE


We’ve been hearing rumours for a while now that Apple is going to change things up again with its 2020 iPhone lineup, with reliable sources suggesting the company is sourcing both smaller and larger...


[2:44 pm] iPhone Sales Slowdown Slowsdown Global Market


A drop in iPhone shipments reduced the global premium smartphone market, according to new data as Samsung and Huawei challenged Apple.


[2:40 pm] New lens adds Hollywood sheen to iPhone video


The iPhone may be a game-changing tool in the film industry, but it still needs a supporting cast that includes software and accessories. Sandmarc believes its new anamorphic lens can play a starring...


[2:35 pm] Opinion: How likely are reports of Apple moving production out of China?


A Nikkei report today suggested that Apple moving production out of China is under consideration as part of a ‘fundamental restructuring of its supply chain.’ The report suggests Apple’s goal...


[2:31 pm] Apple’s Mac no longer needs compatibility to thrive


Compatibility and interoperability are concepts Apple has ignored or embraced, depending on its situation. To me, it seems that the Mac is about to enter a new era of incompatibility - and I’m okay...


[2:30 pm] Apple is fourth largest gaming company globally, thanks to the iPhone


Apple is the fourth-biggest public gaming company in the world, according to a report by analysts at Newzoo, with the continued rise of mobile gaming and its operation of the App Store help...


[2:30 pm] Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Launches July 21


Niantic announced that its upcoming augmented reality game, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, will launch this Friday, July 21. In a press conference outside Universal Studio’s Wizarding World in Florida...


[2:29 pm] All Best Buy stores can now repair your Apple devices


This morning, Apple announced that Best Buy now offers authorized repairs on its products at each and every one of the retailer’s stores. This gives consumers an important alternative to visit...


[2:25 pm] Apple says its devices can now be repaired in over 1,000 Best Buys locations across the US, expanding on its current network of ~270 Apple stores (Brian Heater/TechCrunch)


Brian Heater / TechCrunch: Apple says its devices can now be repaired in over 1,000 Best Buys locations across the US, expanding on its current network of ~270 Apple stores  —  Since 2001, Apple...


[2:21 pm] Best Buy Joins Apple for Expanded Repair Service


Today Apple announced a partnership with Best Buy for an expanded repair service at almost 1,000 Best Buy stores across the United States.


[2:15 pm] Eagerly anticipated Harry Potter: Wizards Unite launches this Friday


What property could possibly make for an AR game more tantalizing to ’90s kids than Pokémon Go? Answer: The Harry Potter franchise, of course. We’re about to get it, too, since Harry Potter: Wiza...


[2:14 pm] Best Buy can now service and repair your Apple products


ApplApple has partnered with Best Buy to make it even easier for customers to obtain service and repairs. Nearly 1,000 Best Buy stores across the U.S. can now fix your Apple devices. They are offering...


[2:14 pm] Apple completes Best Buy repair partnership with nearly 1,000 US locations


While Apple customers in major metropolitan areas are often in reach of an Apple Store when it comes time to make a device repair appointment, those outside of city centers or regions without Apple a...


[2:14 pm] Hands-on with iOS 13 beta 2 new changes and features [Video]


On Monday iOS 13 beta 2 was released to developers and, as expected, it comes with a whole host of new changes and features. The update is headlined by the SMB server functionality in the Files app,...


[2:10 pm] Bernies Sanders Suggests Looking at Possible Tech Monopolies


Bernie Sanders wants to take a look at tech giants like Apple, Amazon, and Google, although he didn’t specifically say they should be broken up.


[2:09 pm] Apple partners with Best Buy for expanded repair service


Apple has announced the completion of a major expansion of its Apple authorized service network. With nearly 1,000 Best Buy stores across the U.S. now providing expert service and repairs for Apple pr...


[2:04 pm] Apple has expanded authorized repair services to Best Buy


Apple has announced that nearly 1000 Best Buy stores are now Apple-authorized service centers, giving customers more locations for repair for the Mac, iPad, and iPhone.


[2:04 pm] Pond5 announces collection of royalty-free editorial videos


Pond5, a video marketplace, today announced the launch of its royalty-free Editorial collection, featuring footage from the worlds of current events, sports, and entertainment, plus a wealth of video...


[2:01 pm] Senator Bernie Sanders: ‘We should definitely take a look at’ breaking up Google, Amazon, Apple


Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said Tuesday "we should definitely take a look at" splitting up Google, Amazon and Apple...


[2:00 pm] Podcast app Castbox adds Waze support in latest update


While I use Apple Maps day to day, I love Waze for car rides longer than a half hour or so. Thanks to its proactive alerts for speed traps, upcoming traffic, and debris on the road, I find it to be...


[1:43 pm] New Kindle Oasis E-reader channels Apple’s True Tone displays


It’s hardware refresh season at Amazon, as today we’re getting our first look at the new Kindle Oasis E-reader. This comes on the heels of last month’s Fire 7 tablet announcement and our first...


[1:41 pm] ∞ Sharing data between iPhone and external devices in iOS 13


[VIDEO] Loop reader Niles Mitchell was playing around with an iPhone running an iOS 13 beta and showed off (video embedded in main Loop post) sharing books from an iPhone to an attached Kindle. While...


[1:30 pm] Learn to make your own way (and money) as an entrepreneur [Deals]


The treadmill, the hamster wheel, the rat race, the daily grind. None of us like the idea of working on other people’s terms and for other people’s goals, so no wonder there’s so much appeal to...


[1:27 pm] Fan creates surprisingly brilliant Super Mario battle royale


The battle royale genre has become so insanely popular that almost every franchise has its own version at this point. That includes classic Super Mario Bros., thanks to one talented Nintendo fan. And...


[1:25 pm] Wireless Audio Sync: tvOS beta uses your iOS device’s mic to maintain correct Apple TV audio sync


iOS 13 beta 2 dropped last night with the usual bevy of changes. tvOS has had several surprises...


[1:24 pm] You can now add GIFs in Apple Mail with Mailbutler’s GIPHY Extension


Mailbutler has introduced the free GIPHY extension (https://www.mailbutler.io/giphy/) for Apple Mail on macOS. It enables users to drop in GIFs — animated, looped video shorts — from the GIPHY lib...


[1:19 pm] QuarkXPress is now available in the Mac App Store with subscription options


Quark Software says QuarkXPress, its graphic design software, is now available with monthly and yearly subscription pricing options through the Mac App Store.  Quark introduced QuarkXPress to the Mac...


[1:03 pm] Bernie Sanders says Apple, Google, Facebook breakup needs study


The potential breaking up of major technology companies like Apple should be examined, presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders has suggested, seemingly joining calls to curtail the in...


[12:36 pm] iPhone users hold onto aging handsets for longer than ever


The global smartphone market is slowing down, but nowhere are things declining faster than the premium end of the market. According to new figures from Counterpoint Research, that end of the market fe...


[12:35 pm] Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Awards for the Top U.S. CEOs in 2019: Apple CEO Tim Cook No.69


Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites, today announced the winners of its annual Employees’ Choice Awards...


[12:32 pm] Twitter precise location tagging being dropped, though there’s a workaround


Twitter precise location tagging is being dropped from the iOS and Android apps, so you’ll no longer have the option of letting people know exactly where you were when you tweeted … The post Tw...


[12:30 pm] How to set up HomePod to play music when you arrive home


With the arrival of iOS 13, you can now automate your HomePod to play your favorite songs as soon as you walk through the door. Setting up the automation involves using the Home App, and can be done w...


[12:27 pm] Openly Operated Wants to Improve Privacy Policies


Openly Operated is a certification for apps and services. The certification process ensures that they live up to their privacy and security claims with an audit. An OO-certified app or site must meet...


[11:45 am] How to save data on iPhone or iPad


Does your iPhone (or iPad) keep running out of cellular data before your allowance is reset each month? Follow our tips and never run out of data again


[11:19 am] Tim Cook’s Glassdoor rating continues to slide, but stays top 100 for 7th year


Tim Cook’s Glassdoor rating, measuring Apple employee satisfaction with his performance, has continued its slide, but he is one of only two CEOs to remain in the top 100 for all seven years. Glassd...


[11:09 am] Bitcoin Inventor Claims Battle Heads to Court


Craig Wright says he is Satoshi Nakamoto – the inventor of Bitcoin.  Many dispute his claim. That includes Ether creator Vitalik Buterin. The two men clashed a conference and now Mr. Wright is goin...


[11:00 am] Safari on iPadOS 13: The best new features


Since the iPad was introduced in 2010, users have endured the same Safari experience they knew from the iPhone, which fueled jabs that Apple’s tablet was little more than a gigantic version of th...


[11:00 am] Apple Contemplates Moving 15 to 30 Percent of Production Capacity Outside of China Over Trade War: Report


Apple is exploring a shift of anywhere from 15 percent to 30 percent of its production capacity outside of China to somewhere in Southeast Asia, according to a new report from the Nikkei Asia Review....


[10:49 am] Apple wants to cut down on manufacturing in China


Apple has reportedly asked its main suppliers to evaluate the cost of shifting 15% to 30% of their production from China to Southeast Asia. This is a response to the burgeoning China and U.S. trade wa...


[10:49 am] Apple Could Shift 30% of Output From China


Apple is considering moving between 15% and 30% of its output away from China as a result of trade tensions and a number of other issues.


[10:37 am] Harry Potter: Wizards Unite launches June 21 on Android, iOS in US, UK


The long-awaited release of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is now set for a June 21 release date in the US and UK. The post Harry Potter: Wizards Unite launches June 21 on Android, iOS in US, UK appear...


[10:32 am] Apple investigating move of up to 30% of production out of China


A special team within Apple has been tasked with investigating the costs of moving between 15% and 30% of iPhone, iPad and AirPod to other countries in order to reduce the impact of US/Chin...


[10:30 am] Unbroken Soul looks like the best action platformer the ’90s never gave us


For all the cool AR-based games and AAA-quality titles you’ll find in the App Store, a big part of me hankers after some good, old-fashioned retro gaming fun. The upcoming action platformer Unbroken...


[10:19 am] New Sony Xperia could have twice as many cameras as iPhone 11


Sony could be preparing to finally step up its smartphone camera game. A new Xperia handset has been leaked with twice as many rear-facing cameras as the upcoming iPhone 11. It will reportedly offer e...


[10:07 am] The iPod Touch 2019 is the cheapest way to get iOS 13 and Apple Arcade - CNET


Commentary: What the latest iPod Touch lacks in screen and battery life, it makes up for in apps, games, AR and a headphone jack.


[10:03 am] Report: Apple talking with supply chain to investigate moving 30% of production out of China


The US/Chinese trade war has sent ripples of concern throughout big corporations. Apple has relied almost exclusively on Chinese manufacturing and assembly for its product lines for many years, and h...


[10:02 am] Juniper: digital remittances to reach $525 billion by 2024


New data from Juniper Research has found that international digital remittances will reach $525 billion by 2024, up from an estimated $332 in 2019. According to the research group, the mobile channel...


[9:56 am] Apple partners with Best Buy for expanded repair service


Apple partners with Best Buy for expanded repair serviceApple today announced the completion of a major expansion of its Apple authorized service network. With nearly 1,000 Best Buy stores across the...


[9:15 am] Samsung exec insists Galaxy Fold is ready to hit the market


The lengthy wait for Galaxy Fold could soon be over. One Samsung executive says the company’s first foldable phone is now “ready to hit the market.” Its launch was delayed due to a huge design f...


[9:00 am] Tim Cook has staggering 92% approval rate from Apple employees


Tim Cook is one of America’s top CEOs based on financial performance. But he’s also a CEO picked out as one of Glassdoor’s “employee’s choices” of chief exec. Glassdoor, for those unfamili...


[7:06 am] Apple plans to move some manufacturing out of China, reports Nikkei


Apple is exploring moving between 15 and 30 percent of its hardware production out of China, according to a new report by Nikkei. The company reportedly has a growing team looking into moving pr...


[7:00 am] Share your Mac screen on a Sharp TV


AirBeamTV today releasees Mirror for Sharp TV, its new screen mirroring app exclusively developed for Mac computers. Easily mirror the screen of your Mac to any Sharp TV models from 2012 and onward. N...


[5:25 am] Apple Reportedly Considering Moving Up to 30% of Production Out of China to Diversify Supply Chain


With the U.S.-China trade war seemingly showing no signs of slowing down, a new report claims that Apple is getting serious about diversifying its supply chain in an effort to reduce its reliance on C...


[3:00 am] Apple Watch will soon let users easily delete Apple’s own apps


Among the big changes coming to Apple Watch this fall is the ability to remove many of the applications that come pre-installed on it. watchOS 6 will reportedly make it as easy to delete Apple’s own...


[2:00 am] iPhone Gets A Very Clever VPN Firewall


What keeps the bad guys out of your Mac? macOS. Apple is so confident your Mac remains secure that it does not bother to turn on the built-in macOS firewall. What about iOS? Nope. No firewall there, e...


[1:59 am] ‘He hurt people’: West Virginia’s faithful Catholics grapple with bishop’s misconduct


Bishop Michael Bransfield’s extravagant spending and alleged sexual misconduct only recently came to light. Now West Virginians struggle to understand.


[1:38 am] Wall Street nears record as mood on trade again turns optimistic


Wall Street surged on Tuesday and the S&P 500 approached a record high after Washington rekindled trade talks with Beijing...


[12:49 am] Family credits Apple’s Find My Friends with helping locate daughter after severe car crash


A mother in North Carolina says that Apple’s Find My Friends application helped locate her daughter after she missed her curfew. Find My Friends led Catrina Alexander to her daughter Macy Smith, wh...


[12:00 am] OMG, Apple Technology Is So Boring


Earlier this week I was showing a staff member how to use Reminders, Calendar, and Notes on an iPad, when a teacher entered the conversation. “I read that iPhone 11 will be a dud.” I said, “Oh,...


[Tue Jun 18th 11:58 pm] Apple Watch users will be able to delete stock apps with watchOS 6


Since the first version, Apple Watch has shipped with a lot of stock apps on the honeycomb grid. watchOS 6 adds even more; App Store, Audiobooks, Calculator, Cycle Tracking, Noise, and Voice Memos. T...


[Tue Jun 18th 11:12 pm] On the Mac Pro, the G4 Cube and their shared vent design


It seems that the vents on the new Mac Pro came from a design rooted in the era of the G4 Cube, nearly 20 years ago...


[Tue Jun 18th 11:00 pm] How The New Tim Cook Reinvented Apple


Sorry, folks. Things change. Seasons change. Time marches on. It’s time to get over the fact that Steve Jobs is gone and his version of Apple, let’s call it Apple 2.0, is now at version 3.0, and T...


[Tue Jun 18th 10:43 pm] Next Apple Watch Activity Challenge set for International Day of Yoga on Friday


Apple has set its next Apple Watch Activity Challenge for Friday in honor of the International Day of Yoga. Apple Watch users will be able to unlock the achievement by completing a yoga workout of 15...


[Tue Jun 18th 10:41 pm] Pro Users Tell What They Think of the New Mac Pro


AppleInsider writes: Apple aimed the new Mac Pro at the most demanding of all high-end users, so we went to users like that and asked what they thought. Video editors, medical experts and the Departme...


[Tue Jun 18th 10:29 pm] Why I Won’t Be Buying a 4K/UHD Blu-ray Player


John, who often obsesses over all things video, made the leap to 4K/UHD TV long ago. But he’s not making the leap to a 4K/UHD Blu-ray player. He tells us why.


[Tue Jun 18th 10:20 pm] Kanex adapter makes using wired headphones with iPad Pro a snap [Review]


The 2018 iPad Pro has no room for a headphone jack, but Kanex makes a USB-C adapter that includes the 3.5mm audio port needed for standard headphones or speakers. We tested this handy accessory with A...


[Tue Jun 18th 10:10 pm] External drive support in iOS 13 makes it possible to easily share files with a Kindle


iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 add long-awaited support for external drive access in the Files application. This means you can access files on a USB drive, SD card, or hard drive directly from your iPhone. One...


[Tue Jun 18th 10:05 pm] The Sexy, Minimal StandONE iPhone X Stand: $22.99


Check out the StandONE iPhone X Stand we have for a deal today. I think it looks sexy, a lovely exercise in minimalism. It’s made of uni-body stainless steel with a high-reflective, mirror-polished...


[Tue Jun 18th 10:03 pm] Ocean Beach Plane Crash Spotted on Snapchat, But It’s Not What You Think


Social media users on Twitter, Tik Tok, and Instagram are seemingly freaking out over what appears to be an underwater airplane near the pier in Ocean Beach, a coastal neighborhood located in San Die...


[Tue Jun 18th 9:35 pm] Dish Network nears $6 billion deal for T-Mobile, Sprint assets including Boost Mobile brand


Dish Network Corp. is in talks to pay at least $6 billion for assets that T-Mobile US Inc. and Sprint Corp....


[Tue Jun 18th 9:25 pm] What the latest iOS passcode hack means for you


A mobile device forensics company now says it can break into any Apple device running iOS 12.3 or below.Israeli-based Cellebrite made the announcement on an updated webpage and through a tweet wher...


[Tue Jun 18th 8:52 pm] Top Apple’s App Store developers are earning 64% more than Google Play’s


We analyzed quarterly consumer spending in apps from the top 100 publishers on the App Store and Google Play between Q1 2014 and 2019...


[Tue Jun 18th 8:48 pm] Nintendo’s Next Mario Game for iPhone and iPad Is Coming This July


Nintendo has officially announced the release date for its latest iOS and Android game, Dr. Mario World. It also opened the game for preorders. The highly-anticipated Mario title was first debuted bac...


[Tue Jun 18th 8:48 pm] What if Plants Could Be Smart Home Devices?


What if plants could be smart home devices? That’s the idea of Harpreet Sareen and Pattie Maes in their cyborg botany research. These experiments led the researchers to possible future applications...


[Tue Jun 18th 8:45 pm] Dish might pay $6B or more for Sprint & T-Mobile assets including Boost Mobile


Dish Network is reportedly in talks to pay $6 billion or more to snap up assets from Sprint and T-Mobile as the two carriers try to win regulatory approval for a $26.5 billion merger, which...


[Tue Jun 18th 8:25 pm] iPhone users can scan German ID cards in iOS 13; many other countries expected to follow


The Federal Ministry of the Interior has announced that it will be possible to scan German ID cards with an iPhone running iOS 13...


[Tue Jun 18th 8:15 pm] Top iPhone apps still pull in vastly more money than Android‘s best sellers


The 100 biggest software developers on the Apple App Store took in a whopping 64 percent more than the highest-earning Android app makers during the first the first three months of this year. And the...


[Tue Jun 18th 8:04 pm] Apple Watch said to get standalone update support in watchOS 6


Further signaling that the Apple Watch may become independent from iPhones later this year, current watchOS 6 betas...


[Tue Jun 18th 8:04 pm] Hands-on photos explore G4 Cube and the likely origin of the Mac Pro lattice design


An interesting story about the history of the new cheese grater lattice design of the upcoming Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR points to Apple coming up with the idea almost two decades ago for the Power...


[Tue Jun 18th 7:58 pm] PCIe 6.0 will double the bandwidth of PCIe 5.0 to 256GB/s in 2021


Just a few months after standards for PCIe 5.0 were ratified, PCI-SIG has announced the specification for PCIe 6.0, a connection that will double the effective bandwidth from PCIe 5.0 to a...


[Tue Jun 18th 7:57 pm] Updates Tied to iPhone in watchOS 6 Beta 1


Although Apple introduced an over-the-air (OTA) mechanism in watchOS beta 1, software updates still require an iPhone. But it is still a beta, after all.


[Tue Jun 18th 7:56 pm] Apple’s Hottest New Hires May Be Animal Researchers – Here’s Why


Technology giants raiding universities to hire top-tier researchers isn’t really unexpected. But recently, companies like Apple are tapping an unlikely source for new talent: animal research labs. F...


[Tue Jun 18th 7:50 pm] How to Resume a Download in Safari on Mac


Safari on the Mac can resume stopped downloads and restart failed downloads rather easily. For example, if you were downloading Xcode from Apple but your internet connection was interrupted and the do...


[Tue Jun 18th 7:46 pm] What Finder Sync on macOS Catalina Looks Like


In macOS Catalina, you won’t sync your iDevices in iTunes. Instead, you’ll have Finder sync. Stephen Hackett gives us an idea of what it will look like and how it works. When you plug in an iPod t...


[Tue Jun 18th 7:39 pm] MacOS Catalina Release Dates: Public Beta, Final Version


Mac users anticipating the next major release of MacOS Catalina may likely be wondering when the release dates are for the next operating system. As you may know already, MacOS Catalina is currently i...


[Tue Jun 18th 7:03 pm] KeyBanc analyst: Apple iPhone demand has ‘potential for ongoing weakness’


KeyBanc analyst Andy Hargreaves today repeated his Sector Weight rating on Apple stock, while trimming his estimates...


[Tue Jun 18th 6:56 pm] Review: Satechi M1 wireless mouse gets the aluminum treatment


Satechi has given the aluminum treatment to every accessory under the sun from headphones to mousepads. An aluminum mouse was an appropriate extension of that design aesthetic -- hence the...


[Tue Jun 18th 6:45 pm] Apple’s Fixing One of the Apple Watch’s Most Annoying Limitations


Apple is taking steps to make the Apple Watch a much more independent platform. The latest watchOS 6 beta hints at another leap in that direction. Specifically, the very first watchOS 6 beta contained...


[Tue Jun 18th 6:44 pm] Apple: The Potential 5G Flop



[Tue Jun 18th 6:43 pm] Fake App Sales, Cryptocurrency From Facebook – TMO Daily Observations 2019-06-18


Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss iOS apps running “limited” sales, and Facebook getting into cryptocurrency.


[Tue Jun 18th 6:36 pm] Deirdre O’Brien Changes Apple Stores to be More Direct


Deirdre O’Brien is the new SVP of Retail + People, and she’s changing Apple retail to be more straightforward.


[Tue Jun 18th 6:32 pm] Apple’s iOS 13 lets you share your headphones audio with a friend (compatible devices list)


Audio sharing is a new feature in iOS 13 that lets you share the music you are listening to in your headphones with a friend...


[Tue Jun 18th 6:23 pm] App Store publishers are pulling in more cash from Apple than Google Play, report says - CNET


Apple app buyers spent $130 million on apps in the first few months of 2019.


[Tue Jun 18th 6:23 pm] Cardhop update adds a bunch of handy new features on Mac and iOS


Cardhop, the wonderful contact management app from Flexibits, just got big updates on Mac and iOS. The latest releases bring a whole bunch of handy new features and improvements — including new tem...


[Tue Jun 18th 6:14 pm] iOS Game Dr. Mario World Launches July 10


Dr. Mario World is the latest mobile game from Nintendo, and it launches on July 10. It’s based on the puzzle game called Dr. Mario from 1990.


[Tue Jun 18th 6:02 pm] The easiest way to install iOS 13 beta 2


Apple recently released the second (developer) version of the iOS 13 beta. That means features plenty of bug fixes and new features...


[Tue Jun 18th 6:00 pm] Guardian Firewall is the first true privacy-protecting firewall for iOS


Guardian Firewall routes all your data traffic through a secure VPN, and blocks trackers, and apps that steal your private data. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


[Tue Jun 18th 5:35 pm] George Jedenoff: A 101-Year-Old TidBITS Reader


Adam Engst: While helping a TidBITS member with a login problem recently, Lauri Reinhardt learned something fascinating. The reader, an amiable gentleman named George Jedenoff, was almost 102 year...


[Tue Jun 18th 5:29 pm] Red Giant Introduces: VFX Suite for Adobe After Effects


Red Giant has announced VFX Suite, a new suite of keying, tracking, cleanup and visual effects compositing tools, all right inside Adobe After Effects, part of Adobe Creative Cloud.  Comprised of nin...


[Tue Jun 18th 5:28 pm] Apple Stores showing signs of change under new leader Deirdre O’Brien


Apple is evolving its in-store shopping experience with signage and display fixtures that remove ambiguity and encourage...


[Tue Jun 18th 5:25 pm] Control Satechi’s handy dual-plug outlet from your iPhone


There’s new home automation option from Satechi. The Dual Smart Outlet allows two devices to be controlled independently. And it supports Apple’s HomeKit so it can be accessed from an iPhone or Ma...


[Tue Jun 18th 5:16 pm] How to update iPhone and iPad to iOS 13 developer beta 2


After requiring an installation via iTunes for the first iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 beta, Apple has released the second developer beta as an OTA yesterday. However, you won’t automatically see it appear...


[Tue Jun 18th 4:45 pm] Arrival of Microsoft’s To-Do for Mac heralds Wunderlist’s exit


When Microsoft bought popular list app Wunderlist, there were fears that it would sunset the app and service...


[Tue Jun 18th 4:42 pm] iOS 13 uses iPhone to perfectly sync wireless audio on Apple TV


Nothing ruins a good movie like sound that’s completely out of sync. But thanks to iOS 13 and tvOS 13, you will no longer have to suffer that when watching video on your Apple TV. A new feature lets...


[Tue Jun 18th 4:42 pm] How much storage do you need on an iPhone or iPad?


Choosing the right storage option for your iPhone or iPad can be tricky - how many gigabytes (or even terabytes) do you need? We offer advice and factors to consider that should help you decide on the...


[Tue Jun 18th 4:40 pm] Apple adds a feature in iOS 13 beta 2 that tells users about ongoing subscriptions for apps they are about to delete (Jon Porter/The Verge)


Jon Porter / The Verge: Apple adds a feature in iOS 13 beta 2 that tells users about ongoing subscriptions for apps they are about to delete  —  ‘Do you want to keep your subscription for this...


[Tue Jun 18th 4:15 pm] watchOS 6 brings over-the-air updates to Apple Watch


Apple Watch is taking a big stride toward independence from iPhone. It’s possible to install the latest watchOS 6 beta directly to this wearable… sort of. This is all part of an ongoing move to ma...


[Tue Jun 18th 4:11 pm] Apple will release ultra-fast 5G ‘iPhone 12’ in 2020 that will let you download HD movies in seconds


RUMOURS about Apple bringing out an ultra-fast 5G iPhone in 2020 may be true as one of the most trusted analysts in the industry has now predicted it. Ming-Chi Kuo has had almost all of his Apple pred...


[Tue Jun 18th 4:04 pm] Picture-in-Picture Video is Coming to Apple TV


Yesterday’s release of the second beta of iOS 13 mostly just added or enhanced features that Apple has already talked about, so while there was some interesting new stuff, there weren’t any huge s...


[Tue Jun 18th 4:04 pm] iPad mini 5 deals, SanDisk storage sale, and elago’s AirPods case are in Tuesday’s best offers


Headlining Tuesday’s 9to5Toys Lunch Break is the return of iPad mini 5 deals, plus a notable SanDisk 1-day storage sale, and elago’s latest AirPods case. Hit the jump for more of today’s best o...


[Tue Jun 18th 4:00 pm] Apple dominates the global premium smartphone market


The premium segment remains the most difficult for OEMs to penetrate as it requires brand power to command such a high price across the world...


[Tue Jun 18th 3:59 pm] 8 New Features in iOS 13 Beta 2


As we’re sure you’re already aware, there’s a ton of new stuff coming to iOS 13, and while the bulk of it has already appeared in the first developer beta that Apple shipped out a couple of week...


[Tue Jun 18th 3:51 pm] KeyBanc cuts FY20 Apple view



[Tue Jun 18th 3:48 pm] watchOS 6 should support direct-to-Apple Watch software updates


Further signalling that the Apple Watch may become independent from iPhones later this year, current watchOS 6 betas appear to support direct OS updates -- with one catch.


[Tue Jun 18th 3:25 pm] The best Apple Watch apps to keep you healthy


You already know your Apple Watch can do a lot. From monitoring your heart rate to sending "take a break" reminders...


[Tue Jun 18th 3:11 pm] iAdapt docking station brings must-have ports to 2018 iPad Pro


Kanex is the latest to deliver a USB-C hub for the 2018 iPad Pro. The iAdapt looks like one of the better options for adding must-have ports to your tablet, and it neatly clips onto the side of your d...


[Tue Jun 18th 3:01 pm] I now dread going to the Apple Store, and that’s a problem for Apple


I have never, not once, been able to have an Apple Store round trip take less than four hours...


[Tue Jun 18th 3:00 pm] Satechi now sells a HomeKit plug that turns one dumb outlet into two smart outlets [30% off]


Smart outlets that work with Apple HomeKit are super common these days, so how does a new entry stand out in the market? Satechi may have the answer with its brand new Dual Smart Outlet, a two-in-one...


[Tue Jun 18th 3:00 pm] Satechi releases HomeKit-capable Dual Smart Outlet


Satechi is entering the smart home market with the new HomeKit-equipped Dual Smart Outlet, which is available to order starting today.


[Tue Jun 18th 2:54 pm] Chase takes on Amex with 5% cash back on streaming services


Heads up! We share savvy shopping and personal finance tips to put extra cash in your wallet. iMore may receive a commission from The Points Guy Affiliate Network. For those with or considering the...


[Tue Jun 18th 2:54 pm] Chase takes on Amex with 5% cash back on streaming services


Heads up! We share savvy shopping and personal finance tips to put extra cash in your wallet. iMore may receive a commission from The Points Guy Affiliate Network. For those with or considering the...


[Tue Jun 18th 2:45 pm] iOS 13 Will Remind You to Cancel Those Bloodsucking Subscriptions


Competition is great for the consumer, but it also means you end up having to keep tabs on umpteen different subscriptions for services like streaming music, movies, and even games. In an effort to en...


[Tue Jun 18th 2:42 pm] Cardhop 1.1 Adds Multiple Business Cards, Template Settings, More


Cardhop 1.1 came out today, bringing with it a lot of improvements: Template settings to customize fields and labels for new contacts; smart group templates: Create smart groups that automatically up...


[Tue Jun 18th 2:41 pm] Google’s Working on an iMessage Killer for Android


There’s really no doubt that Apple’s iMessage has become the glue that holds many iPhone users together, and often keeps many of them in the iOS ecosystem. Although it was far from the first insta...


[Tue Jun 18th 2:38 pm] In iOS 13: Apple’s working hard to shed Maps’ bad reputation


Apple has a bad reputation with maps. Seven years ago, Apple replaced Google Maps with its own Apple Maps service in iOS 6...


[Tue Jun 18th 2:17 pm] Hands-on: The best iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 features [Video]


After going hands-on with over 250 new changes and features across both iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, I set out to distill the list down to 13 of my favorite new features. What stands out the most amongst so...


[Tue Jun 18th 2:05 pm] New Apple Store design changes prioritize a straightforward shopping experience


Apple is evolving its in-store shopping experience with signage and display fixtures that remove ambiguity and encourage increased hands-on interaction with products. New designs that have been spott...


[Tue Jun 18th 2:00 pm] Using the Calculator on Apple Watch


An official Calculator app is coming to Apple Watch this fall In watchOS 6, Apple is finally bringing a Calculator app to Apple Watch. Launching this fall alongside other watchOS 6 goodies such as Vo...


[Tue Jun 18th 2:00 pm] Using the Calculator on Apple Watch


An official Calculator app is coming to Apple Watch this fall In watchOS 6, Apple is finally bringing a Calculator app to Apple Watch. Launching this fall alongside other watchOS 6 goodies such as Vo...


[Tue Jun 18th 2:00 pm] Cardhop contacts fixer adds multiple business cards, Gravatar pictures, new sticker pack, more


Flexibits brought its excellent contact manager Cardhop from the Mac to iOS earlier this year, and today both versions of the Fantastical maker’s actionable contacts app are being updated with all-...


[Tue Jun 18th 1:57 pm] Body Suite 2 Update Offers New Keep and Contacts Apps


Boxy Suite is a collection of Google apps on the Mac, to give users a native, non-web experience. Today Boxy Suite 2 is rolling out, with automatic dark mode; new apps for Google Keep and Google Conta...


[Tue Jun 18th 1:50 pm] Attorneys punished for discussing confidential Apple documents in court


Two attorneys have been sanctioned for sharing proprietary Apple information as part of a lawsuit. Lawyers Joseph Cotchett and Mark Molumphy from the firm Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy repeatedly referen...


[Tue Jun 18th 1:30 pm] Get a one-two punch of premium photo editing software and education [Deals]


Working with photos today means knowing how to use photo editing software. But that takes two things: the software, and the knowledge. So we’ve gone ahead and put them both together for you, with th...


[Tue Jun 18th 1:29 pm] Apple looks willing to help struggling iPhone-display maker Japan Display


Japan Display Inc., which makes liquid-crystal display panels for the iPhone XR, is running out of cash...


[Tue Jun 18th 1:27 pm] Typinator for macOS revved to version 8


Ergonis Software has announced Typinator 9, a new version of their text expander for the Mac. It improves support for macOS. In particular, Typinator contains built-in helper applications that have no...


[Tue Jun 18th 1:09 pm] Apple among those outbid by WarnerMedia for J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot production company


The sweepstakes to land a massive overall deal with Bad Robot, the famed production company run by J.J. Abrams and his wife and co-CEO Katie McGrath...


[Tue Jun 18th 12:52 pm] Best iTunes movie deals of the week: $10 4K sale, $1 horror rentals, more from $5


Following yesterday’s particularly notable TV show sale at iTunes, we’re getting a fresh batch of deals this morning headlined by 4K films for $10. We also have a new $1 rental promotion and th...


[Tue Jun 18th 12:51 pm] Kanex launches iAdapt USB-C Multiport Docking Station for 2018 iPad Pro


Adding to the small number of hubs taking advantage of USB-C on 2018 iPad Pros, Kanex on Tuesday announced the iAdapt Multiport Docking Station, turning one connection into six.


[Tue Jun 18th 12:39 pm] Rescue plan for Apple supplier Japan Display in doubt as major backer exits


The long-running saga surrounding troubled Apple supplier Japan Display continues, with a much-touted rescue plan today thrown into doubt. A backer who was putting up almost a third of the cash for J...


[Tue Jun 18th 12:38 pm] Case manufacturer Olixar betting on three lenses for most 2019 iPhones


Accessory producer Olixar has started to produce protectors for the rear camera module of the 2019 iPhone models, with the firm seemingly confident of the size and layout of the square came...


[Tue Jun 18th 12:32 pm] Apple, Google, and Facebook are raiding animal research labs, luring neuroscience experts with seven-figure salaries


With whole new industries at stake, the race to unlock the secrets of the animal mind is getting weird...


[Tue Jun 18th 12:30 pm] Apple may throw a lifeline to struggling iPhone display maker


Apple may help out struggling display maker Japan Display, a new report claims. Japan Display, which makes screens for the iPhone XR and an upcoming Apple Watch model, suffered a devastating blow this...


[Tue Jun 18th 12:29 pm] iOS 13 Will Warn You When You Delete an App With an Active Subscription


A new popup warning users when they are about to delete an app with an active subscription was spotted in the second beta of iOS 13. Cult of Mac reported that the pop also features a “Manage Subscri...


[Tue Jun 18th 12:19 pm] Black and White Photo Editor ‘Carbon’ Has Fake Sale


There’s a photo editor on the App Store called Carbon for black and white photo editing. And the developers are lying about a sale.


[Tue Jun 18th 12:18 pm] Libra, Facebook’s Cryptocurrency, Coming 2020


Facebook provided a first look at its forthcoming cryptocurrency, Libra, Tuesday. It said the service could be with users as early as 2020. The Guardian posted on a rundown of the announcement. Libr...


[Tue Jun 18th 12:09 pm] RCS Launching For UK and French Android Users This Month


Google will bring RCS messaging directly to Android users but, unlike iMessage, the service is not yet end-to-end encrypted.


[Tue Jun 18th 12:06 pm] Apple considering further measures to save Japan Display


The financially struggling Japan Display is reportedly in talks with Apple about reinvestment and waiving debts following its loss of a bailout partner this week.


[Tue Jun 18th 12:05 pm] iOS 13 warns you when you delete apps with active subscriptions


iOS 13 and iPadOS now warn you if you attempt to delete apps with active subscriptions. The new popup, which was introduced in Apple’s second beta builds on Monday, also includes a “Manage Subscri...


[Tue Jun 18th 12:00 pm] Kanex unveils 6-in-1 USB-C dock for iPad Pro, works with Apple’s Smart Keyboard Folio


Kanex has launched its new iAdapt 6-in-1 Multiport USB-C Docking Station today for the 11- and 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Featured ports on the new hub include USB-C, USB-A, HDMI, 3.5mm headphone jack, micr...


[Tue Jun 18th 12:00 pm] The 17 best health and fitness apps for Apple Watch - CNET


You’ll want to download these ASAP


[Tue Jun 18th 12:00 pm] Can’t download an app update? It might be time to update your Mac


There’s got to be the name for the paradox that occurs when you’re told by the Mac App Store that you both have an update for a free or purchased app and you can’t install it. Maybe it’s th...


[Tue Jun 18th 11:59 am] How to send an iMessage to an Android user


We show how to break out of the walled garden and send an iMessage to an Android-using friend or relative


[Tue Jun 18th 11:53 am] Facebook confirms cryptocurrency plans: Libra currency, Calibra wallet


Facebook has confirmed its long-rumored plans for a cryptocurrency, to be named Libra and launch at some point next year. It will launch a cryptocurrency wallet called Calibra at the same time …...