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[9:37 pm] Teenager Pleads Guilty to Massive Apple Server Hack, Data Theft


Apple prides itself on offering some of the most secure, private, and heavily-encrypted hardware and software platforms in the tech space. And the company has always placed the privacy and security of...


[9:05 pm] Apple Retail’s mission: Embodied values


We’ve recently studied Apple retail and believe it is an underappreciated competitive advantage...


[8:25 pm] Apple shares hit new all-time intraday and closing highs


Today in Nasdaq trading, shares of Apple Inc. (AAPL) rose to hit a new all-time…


[8:25 pm] Review: Leviton’s USB-C & USB-A wall outlet offers lots of charging convenience


While the tech industry is still in the middle of a transition to USB-C, it can be easy to wind up with lots of various charging bricks and adapters. Leviton’s Type A & Type C USB Charger/Receptacl...


[8:17 pm] Four Thieves Steal $20K Worth of Devices from Roseville Apple Store


A band of thieves raided an Apple Store in Roseville, California on Tuesday, making off with at least 23 Apple products. Four men entered the brick-and-mortar Apple location in the Roseville Galleria...


[8:02 pm] Now You Can Search for Songs with Just a Lyric in Apple Music


Apple Music is just one of the many native applications that’s getting an upgrade in iOS 12. One of its new features will help users figure out the title of those pesky songs they can sing, but can...


[8:00 pm] Inside Apple’s massive 1.3 million-square-foot data center in Mesa, Arizona


The hallways are sparse, painted white. Some are seemingly endless stretches of gray, concrete floor...


[7:54 pm] Twitter Absurdity, iPhone Pencils, Cyborg Vision – ACM 475


Twitter killed some key APIs third party apps used to make their apps useful because Twitter hates influencers and power users. Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet drop a few f-bombs. They also talk about th...


[7:50 pm] OWC reveals Thunderbolt 3 10G Ethernet Adapter for MacBook Pro, iMac


Aftermarket Mac upgrade vendor OWC has launched its Thunderbolt 3 10G Ethernet Adapter, allowing users to connect their Mac or MacBook to a 10-gigabit network at the same maximum network sp...


[7:45 pm] Hilarious Jimmy Kimmel video mocks fear that iPhones spy on us


Apple takes a firm stance on iPhone privacy, with strict rules. Nevertheless, many people remain nervous that their phone is spying on them. Comedian Jimmy Kimmel, on his eponymous TV show, pokes fun...


[7:37 pm] Apple’s Highly-Anticipated All-New MacBook Air to Launch in Q3


After months of rather inconsistent reports and speculation surrounding the company’s development of a new low-cost 13-inch MacBook Air model, a new report out of Taiwan this week is proclaiming tha...


[7:28 pm] Microsoft Office experiencing activation issues on Mac and Windows


Microsoft Office appears to be experiencing activation issues...


[7:14 pm] Charge 7 Devices at Once with this Universal Charging Station: $39.99


Check out the Okra 7-Port USB Desktop Universal Charging Station. It’s aimed at people, families, and work settings where you need to charge many devices at once. It has 7 USB charging ports and cl...


[7:10 pm] How to Break Spaghetti in Half Like a Physicist


In 2005, scientists confirmed that dry spaghetti noodles never break cleanly in half. Instead they tend to split into three or more pieces. If you’ve ever cooked spaghetti you’re probably familiar...


[7:08 pm] Tips for making Launchpad a useful app launcher for Mac


As part of Apple’s “Back to the Mac” event in late 2010, Apple introduced OS X Lion which included lots of features and user interface decisions inspired by the iPhone and iPad. While much of th...


[6:56 pm] Here’s How You Can Fill Your Home With Apple Decorations


Specifically, plushy pillows in the shape of certain Apple products.


[6:53 pm] See Turks smash iPhones to protest Trump’s tariffs


iPhone owners in Turkey are taking to the streets to smash their iPhones in protest against the country’s strained relationship with the United States. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on Turks...


[6:44 pm] ISPs Say They Can’t Expand Broadband Without More Money


Apparently ISPs have been recently saying that they can’t expand broadband without more government handouts. Broadband providers have spent years lobbying against utility-style regulations that prot...


[6:35 pm] Save Time and Effort with Keyboard Maestro


Keyboard Maestro creates macros —sequences of actions that can be saved and then invoked and played back with a single keystroke (or other trigger), and the latest version (version 8) adds welcome i...


[6:33 pm] Apple A-series-powered Mac idea boosted as ARM claims its chips can out-perform Intel


It’s long been rumored that Apple is working on Macs powered by custom-designed ARM CPUs...


[6:14 pm] Apple Pencil Support Corroborated for 2018 iPhone X, iPhone X Plus


When announcing the original iPhone back in 2007, Apple’s late co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs famously quipped that “nobody wants a stylus.” His argument certainly held precedent over 11-y...


[6:00 pm] Cycle might be the world’s most relaxing music app


Cycle is a relaxing, meditative music app for iPhone and iPad. Just try to stay tense while playing it. Just try. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


[5:56 pm] Reminder: Third Party Twitter Apps Have Been Hamstrung


Twitter’s API changes go into effect today, and apps like Tweetbot have already begun updating.


[5:46 pm] Apple Secretly Wants Developers to Charge You for App Subscriptions


In April 2017, Apple reportedly met with a group of app developers in secret to push for them to move to a subscription-based business model for their products. That’s according to a new report by B...


[5:34 pm] MoviePass finds new way to limit remaining members with daily movie lineup restriction


In another erratic move, today MoviePass is letting customers know that it will begin limiting what movies will be available on a daily basis.


[5:32 pm] Your Tweets Can Help Scientists Map Wildfires


Your tweets can help scientists map the spread of wildfires. Researchers from the U.S. Forest Service published a study [PDF] where they found that—in large numbers—tweets about wildfires can mod...


[5:29 pm] Australian teen pleads guilty to hacking Apple


An Australian teenager pleaded guilty today to charges over repeatedly hacking into Apple's computer systems, The Age reports. He reportedly was able to access authorized keys, view customer accounts...


[5:25 pm] Tim Cook mourns the passing of Aretha Franklin


Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, died today at the age of 76...


[5:23 pm] How Did Steve Jobs Fake the First iPhone?


Curiosity.com writes about Steve Jobs and the first iPhone. There was a little more to that keynote than meets the eye.


[5:19 pm] Apple considers ways to improve 360-degree, multi-camera video for use with VR headsets


Apple is contemplating ways 360-degree video content for VR headsets could be improved, by coming up with a method for stitching together multi-directional image data from videos to make th...


[5:14 pm] Apple Now Expected to Launch Its Apple Car Between 2023 and 2025


Apple’s ambitious goal of entering the automotive market is no secret up in Silicon Valley. As far back as 2014, reports began circulating that Apple was planning to design, develop and build its ow...


[5:07 pm] St. Louis University installing Amazon Alexa campus-wide


The first college or university in the nation is installing Alexa-enabled Amazon Echo Dots in every single dorm room...


[5:06 pm] Here Comes In Home 5G Broadband – TMO Daily Observations 2018-08-16


John Martellaro and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to look at Verizon’s plans for 5G broadband in our homes and how that may work out.


[5:03 pm] How to Enable a Virtual Home Button on iPhone or iPad with AssistiveTouch


Do you miss having a Home button on the iPhone X? Maybe your Home button isn’t working as expected, or is broken on an iPhone or iPad? Or maybe you’d just find it easier to tap on the screen to mi...


[5:00 pm] iOS 12 public beta 6 kills Group FaceTime


The wait for a new pre-release version of iOS 12 is over: the sixth beta can be downloaded now by anyone who wants to try it. Unfortunately, the major change is the removal of Group FaceTime. Apple pu...


[5:00 pm] Beats Studio 3 Wireless review


With active noise cancellation, big bass and a comfortable design, the Beats Studio 3 Wireless are the ultimate Beats headphones. But are they for everyone? Here’s our full review


[4:48 pm] Apple Store seen growing to 600 locations worldwide by 2023


Gene Munster sees growth in China and India leading to a big future expansion, with Apple employing 80,000 customer service employees just at Apple Stores within five years.


[4:45 pm] Twitter explains why it’s hurting Tweetbot and Twitterrific in internal email


TechCrunch has published an internal Twitter email that includes the company’s explanation for shutting down their API that powered many features in useful apps like Tweetbot and Twitterrific.


[4:34 pm] 9to5Toys Lunch Break: 12″ MacBook $250 off, Philips Hue Bundle w/ HomeKit $100, PNY 240GB Portable SSD $70, more


Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications....


[4:29 pm] Beats Solo 3 Wireless review


You could fly round the world before the Beats Solo 3 Wireless run out of power, but do you listen to the right kind of music to be suited? Find out in our full review.


[4:24 pm] Apple probed in Japan over claims it stifles App Store competition


Apple is under investigation in Japan for alleged anti-competitive behavior related to the App Store, which is the default and only source of applications on iOS devices, including iPhone, iPod and iP...


[4:20 pm] Tim Cook pays ‘Respect’ to Aretha Franklin, the late Queen of Soul


Apple CEO Tim Cook’s tweet mourning the death of soul singer Aretha Franklin was among countless remembrances flooding social media this morning after news of her passing began to spread. Cook’s h...


[4:01 pm] MacBook Air: Could a 2018 refresh of the budget MacBook be on the way?


A refresh of the MacBook Air to celebrate a decade of sales could rejuvenate a MacBook model that has seemingly been left behind. Could Apple be planning to update the MacBook Air, and if s...


[3:49 pm] Apple allegedly pressured Yahoo to quash App Store rival in Japan


Japan is investigating allegations that pressure from Apple forced Yahoo Japan to pull back...


[3:47 pm] Apple Commemorates Aretha Franklin’s Life with Apple Music Playlists


The music world lost a pillar with the passing of Aretha Franklin. She was suffering from pancreatic cancer, as did Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. To commemorate her life Apple has several playlists on...


[3:46 pm] Back to School 2018: The best tech and accessories to help you succeed


Back to school season is in full swing as we move through the month of August. With many students already back in the classroom and many preparing, it’s crucial to start off the year with the right...


[3:29 pm] ★ Twitter Addresses Why They’ve Broken Twitter for Third-Party Clients


Good piece by Sarah Perez at TechCrunch regarding a Twitter internal email on why they’ve broken significant functionality for third-party clients: And Twitter wonders why users don’t want to...


[3:27 pm] Twitter Just Killed Key Features in Third-party Client Apps


Twitter is turning off the APIs for key features on August 16th, essentially hobbling all client apps except its own.


[3:25 pm] Apple Hacked by Biggest Teen Fan


A teenager in Melbourne, Australia, is facing criminal charges after he reportedly hacked Apple’s secure computer network multiple times....


[3:05 pm] For the low, low price of $127K you too can have a gold iPhone


Everyone already regards iPhones as among the ultimate status symbols, with an army of fans that don’t care how expensive the pricey handsets get. They will snatch up each new release, as reliably a...


[3:00 pm] An Australian Teen Reportedly Hacked Apple Multiple Times Over a Year


Die-hard Apple fans typically spend their days scouring forums, digging through obscure blogs, and scrolling through the depths of Twitter to get the latest. But a 16-year-old boy from Melbourne decid...


[2:55 pm] Teen Charged with Hacking in to Apple Servers, Stealing Files


A teenager from Melbourne, Australia, has been arrested for hacking in to Apple’s servers, making off with over 90 GB of files, and accessing customer accounts. Apparently the boy developed a system...


[2:55 pm] How to get six free months of Apple Music on Verizon


Last week, Verizon somewhat randomly announced a new, close partnership with Apple. Phase one of their alliance is pretty great if you’re a Verizon customer: you get six free months of Apple M...


[2:53 pm] T-Mobile targeting switchers with 30-day trials without changing carriers


Along with announcing a new approach to customer service and some perks like a free year of Pandora Plus for customers yesterday, T-Mobile is offering a new free 30-day trial program to attract new cu...


[2:46 pm] BeatsX review


Despite the size, the BeatsX earphones pack a punch and boast impressive battery life. Find out more in our review.


[2:44 pm] BundleHunt Summer Mac App bundle starts at $5 with your choice of popular titles


BundleHunt has a new offer this morning with over 40 popular Mac Apps available from just $5. Here’s how it works, simply pay the initial $5 fee than you can add each listing at your leisure for an...


[2:41 pm] Australian teen stole 90 gigabytes of private data from Apple servers


A Melbourne, Australia teenager is facing criminal charges after accessing Apple’s backend network multiple times over a year, according to Australian newspaper The Age. He apparently did this...


[2:38 pm] Another Report Says iPhone Getting Apple Pencil Support


Another report claims the 2018 iPhone models will include Apple Pencil support.


[2:35 pm] Improved keyless entry system could replace car key fob with iPhone


Apple wants iPhone owners to be able to use their mobile devices as alternatives to a keyless entry system for their car, with a proposal that would let users unlock and start a vehicle sim...


[2:32 pm] How to prevent Mac apps from using your FaceTime camera and microphone without permission


macOS Mojave strengthens user security and privacy by barring apps from using...


[2:30 pm] What’s in store for Apple Watch Series 4? [Wish List]


In just a few weeks, Apple looks set to unveil the biggest upgrade yet to its popular wearable. While the external appearance of Apple Watch has not changed much since its launch, recent leaks suggest...


[2:28 pm] Review: Understands Butler, a neat wooden shelf for an iMac or Apple monitor


I like to keep a clean desk. That’s helped enormously by being paperless, but another key is what I refer to as my OCDesk: a custom-built desk with a rear undershelf to hold all the power-strips, po...


[2:22 pm] Analyst: Apple’s road to $2 trillion will be paved with AR, Apple Car, and Services


Soon after passing $1 trillion in market capitalization, some Apple investors are already looking ahead to $2 trillion...


[2:15 pm] New clue points to Apple Pencil coming to iPhone


Both of this year’s OLED iPhones will support the Apple Pencil, a new report suggests, citing “industry insiders.” If true, this would represent the first time in Apple history in which the iPho...


[2:13 pm] Melbourne teen who hacked into Apple’s secure computer network and 90GB of files faces criminal charges


A Melbourne private schoolboy who repeatedly broke into Apple’s secure computer systems...


[2:06 pm] ARM-powered Mac idea boosted by firm claiming its chips can out-perform Intel


It’s long been rumored that Apple is working on Macs powered by custom-designed ARM CPUs, moving away from Intel ones. Here at 9to5Mac we’ve long argued that it’s a question of when and not if,...


[2:00 pm] Build and host a website with this economic Squarespace alternative [Deals]


Almost anyone has use for a personal or professional website. But building and hosting a site can be expensive, so deal hunting pays off. But if you think you’re getting the best deal with Squarespa...


[1:50 pm] Check Out Apple’s Giant Cafeteria Doors Opening


Apple’s new campus is pretty impressive, and even things like opening the cafeteria doors is something worth watching. In this case, it’s because the doors are multi-story tall glass panels that s...


[1:31 pm] Further report that this year’s OLED iPhones will support the Apple Pencil


A new report echoes one just a couple of days ago, stating that the two OLED models in this year’s iPhone lineup will support the Apple Pencil …


[1:27 pm] iOS 11: How to Wake Up to Your Own Music


For today’s Quick Tip, we’re going over how to set your own music on an alarm…so if waking up to the joyous sounds of heavy metal is your thing, we’ve got you covered.


[1:27 pm] Why Apple’s AR glasses will transform your enterprise


Apple is working to develop AR glasses. It has been working on these for years and is now expected to introduce them as soon as 2020. What use will they be?Apple: The next generation Analyst Ming-C...


[1:25 pm] Robber snatched iPhone out of 8-year-old boy’s hands: cops


A grown man robbed an 8-year-old of his iPhone this week in the Bronx, ripping the device out of the child’s hands when he bravely resisted, authorities said. The theft occurred at around 5:50 p.m....


[1:16 pm] Police are seeking help in solving another Apple Store robbery


The Roseville Police Department in California has released a photo of two of the thieves who robbed a local Apple Store this week. The crooks stole 20 iPhones, two MacBook Pros, and one iPad mini. For...


[12:54 pm] Russians buy Apple shares as sanctions push investment overseas


Russian politicians may be warning that U.S. sanctions will backfire and undermine the dollar, but to the middle classes...


[12:53 pm] LinkOptimizer for InDesign 5.2.8 improves access to variable name tokens


Zevrix Solutions has announced LinkOptimizer 5.2.8, a feature update to company’s workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign.  LinkOptimizer can automatically resize InDesign links to their fi...


[12:51 pm] ‘The Oldest Trick in the Book’


Speaking of Penn and Teller, there’s a fantastic episode of This American Life on which Teller — the half of the duo who usually doesn’t speak — explains how he does one of his signature routi...


[12:08 pm] This New iOS 12 Feature Could Hint at iPhone Apple Pencil Support


The sixth public beta for Apple’s upcoming iOS 12 software release has hit iPhones and iPads across the globe. Much like the recent developers beta, the biggest change with this latest iteration is...


[12:00 pm] Today in Apple history: PowerBook 165 becomes Apple’s most affordable laptop


August 16, 1993: Apple ships the PowerBook 165, a lower-cost grayscale version of the PowerBook 165c, which was the company’s first laptop to offer a color display. The new model lacks the most atte...


[12:00 pm] How to control the order of images in a Photos for Mac slideshow


It’s absolutely frustrating when you set out on a task that seems like it should work, and then wind up wondering if it’s your fault. This is the case with Photos 3.0 for macOS and its broken w...


[11:42 am] High school student hacked into Apple servers and downloaded 90GB of ‘secure files’


An Australian high school student repeatedly hacked into Apple servers, succeeding in downloading 90GB of what were described as ‘secure files.’ The teenage boy also reportedly accessed customer a...


[11:26 am] How to set up two HomePods as a stereo pair


Got a second HomePod? Thanks to the arrival of AirPlay 2 and HomePod OS 11.4, you can set the two up in the same room as a stereo pair, or in separate rooms for multiroom audio. We show how


[11:00 am] Kickstarter campaign offers nostalgic Apple pillow collection without saying so …


I wouldn’t have foreseen much overlap in the market for Apple memorabilia and that for throw pillows, but one Kickstarter campaign seems to be proving me wrong …


[11:00 am] Working it: iPad productivity isn’t about cursors


The Macalope is happy to stipulate that there are some people for whom an iPad is not going to be a great work device. That doesn’t mean, however, that the iPad is not a great work device for man...


[10:50 am] Apple is under investigation in Japan over allegations that it stifles competition


Apple is under investigation in Japan for alleged anti-competitive behavior related to the App Store, which is the default, and only source of applications on iOS devices, including iPhone, iPod, and...


[10:30 am] Teen pleads guilty to hacking Apple’s computer system


An Australian teenager who repeatedly broke into Apple’s computer system is facing criminal charges after Apple contacted the FBI. The teenager, who hasn’t been named for legal reasons, reportedly...


[10:00 am] What the cord cutting naysayers still get wrong


Once more with feeling: Streaming TV is not cable all over again.


[10:00 am] Smart home systems vs. home security systems: How to choose the right DIY platform


What do you value most: Convenience or security? Maybe you can have both.


[10:00 am] Home security systems vs. smart home systems: How to choose the right DIY platform


What’s more important to you, security or convenience? Maybe you can have both.


[9:51 am] Printed electronics manufacturing breakthrough could lead to flexible electronics revolution


A new form of electronics manufacturing which embeds silicon nanowires into flexible surfaces could lead to radical new forms of bendable electronics, scientists say. In a new paper published Monday i...


[9:42 am] Check out Apple Park’s spectacular new giant glass doors


In case you hadn’t noticed, Apple’s enormous Apple Park HQ is a pretty architecturally ambitious place — and it’s continuing to underscore that point. Accompanied by a message titled “Luncht...


[9:21 am] Kool Tools: BeActive S100 headphones


BEEM UNITED has announced its second offering from the new BeActiv line of wireless fitness earphones – BeActiv S100.  The new S100 offers the same superior sound and high-performing Bluetooth in t...


[8:38 am] WhatsApp backups to be free and unlimited on Android, not so iPhone


Thanks to a deal with Google, WhatsApp backups to Google Drive will be free and unlimited from 12 November 2018.That means, if you use an Android handset


[8:21 am] Microsoft Office Experiencing Activation Issues on Mac and PC [Fixed]


Microsoft Office appears to be experiencing activation issues on both Mac and PC today, according to several user reports on Twitter. MacRumors also received emails from multiple readers affected....


[7:00 am] iPhone & iPad: How to customize notes settings


Whether you’ve been using the iOS notes app for a while and never customized it or are just starting to use it, follow along below for how to dial in your settings.


[4:15 am] Hands-on: iOS 12 beta 7/8 changes and features [Video]


After pulling the 7th iOS 12 beta due to issues with performance, Apple today released the 8th developer beta for iOS 12. In this brief hands-on walkthrough, we cover new changes and features across b...


[4:06 am] Watch this breaktaking GIF of Apple Park’s 3-story lunchroom door opening


This afternoon, Apple CEO Tim Cook took to Twitter regarding updates to the lunchroom at the company’s spaceship headquarters.


[2:06 am] Your favorite Twitter clients are about to get less useful


Twitter is scheduled to modify its API on Thursday, deprecating features in a move that significantly degrades the performance and utility of third-party clients like popular iOS and macOS...


[12:20 am] Glimpse the inside of Apple’s gargantuan Arizona data center


Apple is very secretive about its data centers. For good reason: they’re at risk from criminals, foreign spy agencies, terrorists, and more. But the company gave a local newspaper a look inside its...


[12:12 am] 9to5Mac Happy Hour 186: Group FaceTime delay, Twitter API damage, 2018 iPhone rumors


This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Group FaceTime’s delay, Twitter’s destructive API change, new details about AirPower, iPhone rumors including Apple Pencil support, Apple Car development, and mu...


[12:05 am] iOS 12 Public Beta 6 for iPhone, iPad Available


Apple’s developer beta releases on Monday were followed up Wednesday with iOS 12 public beta 6 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


[12:02 am] How About New iPhones Every Two Years?


No new iPhones every year? I know what you’re thinking: “Wil, you’re an idiot.” Well, I’m here to tell you that I’ve heard that before but I’ve heard that idea– about no need for new s...


[12:01 am] On Using A VPN On Mac, iPhone, iPad


Do you not find it interesting that the information superhighway we though we were getting in the 1990s turned out to be a disinformation superhighway; a road where all traffic can go, anytime at all,...


[12:00 am] Give Your Mac More Keyboard Shortcuts


Got Mac? Of course you do. Got shortcuts? If not, remember that shortcuts can be your friend. Shortcuts are what turn average Mac users into power Mac users. Without the Mac Pro. Most of us already kn...


[12:00 am] An Easier Way To Open All Mac Links


Here’s a problem that not every Mac user has, therefore, here’s a solution that not every Mac user needs. The problem? Opening a URL link or Email link in the appropriate application. For example,...


[Wed Aug 15th 11:15 pm] Review: iOttie’s iON wireless chargers are versatile options that can charge more than just your iPhone


Wireless chargers are a dime a dozen nowadays, with a slew of companies attempting to hop on the bandwagon now that Apple has rolled out Qi support to its latest iPhone models. In the past, we’ve ta...


[Wed Aug 15th 11:05 pm] Motorola P30 looks like an iPhone X and Huawei P20 Pro mashup


Motorola has launched a new phone in China, and it pretty much looks like an Apple iPhone X but with a Huawei P20 Pro paint job.This is a beautiful-looking


[Wed Aug 15th 10:41 pm] Apple Releases New iOS 12 Beta After Pulling Bug-Plagued Beta 7


Apple on Wednesday seeded iOS 12 beta 8 to registered Apple developers, just a few days after pulling the previous beta version due to bugginess. The new iOS 12 beta can be downloaded through the Appl...


[Wed Aug 15th 10:41 pm] MEDIA ALERT: Remind, a communication platform for education, tops the Apple iOS App Store for a second straight year


SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Remind, a communication platform for education, today announced that its free app had reached No. 1 in the iOS App Store for the second consecutive year. A...


[Wed Aug 15th 10:40 pm] Apple runs afoul of the Japanese government again


For the second time this year, Apple is being investigated by the Japanese Fair Trade Commission. This time, it may have forced Yahoo to scale back a web-only gaming platform that competes with the Ap...


[Wed Aug 15th 10:23 pm] 6 Ways Apple’s iMac G3 Revolutionized Computing Forever


While the iMac G3 was first introduced in May 1998, it didn’t hit store shelves until twenty years ago today: August 15, 1998. And even two decades later, the iMac G3 stands as one of Apple’s most...


[Wed Aug 15th 10:16 pm] Kids Can Drown While Parents Immersed in Smartphone


The article’s opening paragraph puts it bluntly. “The world’s largest lifeguard organization claims there’s a direct link between child drownings and the smartphones parents hold in their hand...


[Wed Aug 15th 10:11 pm] Beware, this apple pop-up shop isn’t selling iPhones


Apple fans in NYC eager to visit the company’s first ever pop-up shop in The Big Apple are going to be in for a rude surprise when they show up to the doors tomorrow morning. A new store has popped...


[Wed Aug 15th 9:51 pm] Verizon Planning to Bring 5G Into (Some) Homes With Apple TV 4K


Verizon has announced plans for a residential 5G service to be tested in four cities that includes an option for an Apple TV 4K. You’ll need a Verizon 5G modem and plan.


[Wed Aug 15th 9:40 pm] Apple’s growth story has returned with a vengeance


Apple is on a roll....


[Wed Aug 15th 9:15 pm] Google One brings cheap cloud storage to the masses


Google One was unveiled this spring, promising 2TB of online storage at half the cost of the old Google Drive. As of now, you can actually subscribe to this service, which wasn’t possible before. Th...


[Wed Aug 15th 9:10 pm] Best Rugged iPhone X Cases for Outdoor Adventure


Let’s be realistic: accidents happen. Whether you knock your phone off of a cliff, drop it on the dirt path, spill something on it, or accidentally run over it with your mountain bike, there are any...


[Wed Aug 15th 8:52 pm] Pokémon GO gaining parental controls with ‘Niantic Kids’ log in feature


Pokémon GO will be getting an update soon that will let parents easily manage their kid’s profile and permissions.


[Wed Aug 15th 8:41 pm] Apple hits new all-time closing high


Today in Nasdaq trading, shares of Apple Inc. (AAPL) rose to hit a new all-time…


[Wed Aug 15th 8:16 pm] Tour Apple’s global data command center at its 1.3 million square foot facility in Mesa, AZ


Apple’s Mesa, Arizona facility was the previous home to GT Advanced Technologies, the sapphire glass supplier, before it went bankrupt back in 2014. Now the 1.3 million square foot building is one o...


[Wed Aug 15th 8:16 pm] HomeKit Weekly: Four ways to control cooling with fans and air conditioners


HomeKit Weekly is a series focused on smart home accessories, automation tips and tricks, and everything to do with Apple’s smart home framework. We’re halfway through August, but summer doesn’t...


[Wed Aug 15th 8:15 pm] Group FaceTime has been pulled from the Mac too


Apple just released a fresh beta of macOS Mojave to the public, on the way to a full launch this fall. Betas usually bring new capabilities, but the one just introduced is missing a feature. Apple ann...


[Wed Aug 15th 8:05 pm] Ahead of Twitter API changes coming on August 16, Tapbots removes several features from Tweetbot for iOS, following similar moves by Twitterrific and others (Juli Clover/MacRumors)


Juli Clover / MacRumors: Ahead of Twitter API changes coming on August 16, Tapbots removes several features from Tweetbot for iOS, following similar moves by Twitterrific and others  —  Ahead of...


[Wed Aug 15th 8:00 pm] Everything you need to know about your iPhone camera’s shutter speed


Everything you need to know about camera shutters, shutter speed, blur, camera shake, and the iPhone camera. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


[Wed Aug 15th 7:56 pm] Turkish President Calls for a Boycott of Apple and All U.S. Devices


Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is calling for the country to boycott Apple products and other U.S. technology in the midst of rising tensions between the two nations. “Every product that we...


[Wed Aug 15th 7:44 pm] ‘Screen Time’ Might Just Kill Your iPhone Addiction


According to Craig Federighi, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Software Engineering, iOS 12 is designed to help users understand and better manage the time they spend using apps and websites. This w...


[Wed Aug 15th 7:42 pm] Eli Apple flashes the talent and mindset Giants want to see


ALLEN PARK, Mich. — If it is not how you start but how you finish that is most important, Eli Apple had a good day Wednesday as the Giants and Lions went through a second joint practice. Apple gave...


[Wed Aug 15th 7:35 pm] Popular quiz app HQ Trivia goes big with new Apple TV app


One of the most popular new iPhone games of the last year is set to take over your living room. HQ Trivia, the popular mobile trivia game that offers cash prizes to participants, is making the leap fr...


[Wed Aug 15th 7:33 pm] Tweetbot loses timeline streaming, activity/stats tab, and Apple Watch app over Twitter API change


Tapbots has released an updated version of Tweetbot for iPhone and iPad that removes or degrades lots of useful features due to Twitter’s API change set to occur tomorrow. Due to the API changes, Tw...


[Wed Aug 15th 7:28 pm] George Soros’ fund loads up on Apple shares


Soros Fund Management added Facebook, Apple, and Twitter, but trimmed stakes in Alphabet and Amazon...


[Wed Aug 15th 7:21 pm] Japan investigating Apple over allegations of anti-competitive practices with App Store


After making it out of a Japanese antitrust investigation unscathed just last month, Apple is being probed once again by the country’s Fair Trade Commission over alleged interactions with Yahoo and...


[Wed Aug 15th 7:11 pm] Apple posts eighth developer beta of iOS 12


Apple has released the eighth developer beta of an upcoming iOS 12 update after seeding the seventh beta — then pulling it earlier this week. Apparently, the seventh beta was pulled due to performan...


[Wed Aug 15th 7:05 pm] Children ‘at risk of robot influence,’ research study suggests


Forget peer pressure, future generations are more likely to be influenced by robots...


[Wed Aug 15th 7:05 pm] Maybe Wi-Fi Could Replace Invasive TSA Body Searches


Raise your hand if you’ve ever been groped by the TSA. A team of researchers claim that ordinary Wi-Fi can detect weapons and explosives, and maybe it could replace TSA body searches. The team behin...


[Wed Aug 15th 7:01 pm] Have Your Phone Gotten iPhone 7 Loop Disease?


There seems to be a new epidemic among iPhone users. Called “iPhone 7 loop disease,” it can affect older iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models.


[Wed Aug 15th 7:00 pm] Apple’s Group FaceTime delay is the right move. Here’s why


This week, Apple removed Group FaceTime from the beta for iOS 12 and macOS Mojave. The company indicated that the feature will not appear in the initial release, but will rather appear in a subsequ...


[Wed Aug 15th 6:59 pm] New MacBook Air reportedly slated for Q3 launch


New MacBook Airs could launch as soon as the end of Q3 2018, according to a new report out of Taiwan that signals the wait for an affordable new MacBook is nearly over. Apple hasn’t updated the MacB...


[Wed Aug 15th 6:30 pm] Apple replaces flawed iOS 12 beta


Just two days after hastily withdrawing a beta of iOS 12, Apple is back with a new version that hopefully fixes the problems in the original. No one expects betas to be perfect, but iOS 12 beta 7 had...


[Wed Aug 15th 6:26 pm] Apple Releases macOS Mojave Public Beta 6


Apple released macOS Mojave Public Beta 6 on Wednesday, following Monday’s release of macOS Mojave developer beta 7.


[Wed Aug 15th 6:20 pm] Every Apple TV show currently in the works


The star-studded Apple TV show lineup is starting to look like it could become a legitimate contender to Netflix and HBO. After going on a Hollywood spending spree in the last eight months, Apple appe...


[Wed Aug 15th 6:17 pm] The Right to Disconnect From Work


In France, the right to disconnect from work has been solidified into law. In the El Khomri law, every employee contract must include a negotiation of obligations required of an employee regarding ho...


[Wed Aug 15th 6:15 pm] Apple expected to release new MacBook Air this fall as company retreats to 6th place in global notebook market share


The worldwide notebook shipments in 2Q18 grew above expectations by 10.2% QoQ and 2.8% YoY to 41.08 million units...


[Wed Aug 15th 6:08 pm] Latest version of Marvel Contest of Champions causing iPhones to overheat


If you updated your Marvel Contest of Champions (MCoC) app recently, you might have noticed something -- your phone heating up to the point of not being usable. Although version 19.0 of the game was s...


[Wed Aug 15th 6:06 pm] Here’s a List of Dark Mode Apps in macOS Mojave


There are 75 apps in total, and the list is sure to grow once macOS Mojave is officially released this fall.


[Wed Aug 15th 6:04 pm] Apple Seeds iOS 12 Developer Beta 8 after Pulling DB7


The company pulled the earlier version due to performance issues, and the new release gets the iOS 12 developer beta program back on track.


[Wed Aug 15th 5:53 pm] New MacBook Air coming by end of quarter, research firm claims


Apple is planning to release an updated MacBook Air towards the end of the current quarter, which ends in September, according to one research firm.


[Wed Aug 15th 5:52 pm] WALTR 2: $19


We have a deal on WALTR 2, an app that lets you manage the content on your iOS device from your Mac or Windows device. It will handle some file conversions, too. Check out the promo video below. You c...


[Wed Aug 15th 5:51 pm] iOS 12 Beta 8 Just Dropped a Day After Apple Abruptly Pulled iOS Beta 7


A day after Apple retracted the seventh iOS 12 developers beta hours after its release, the company has pushed out iOS beta 8 in an effort to address some of the seventh beta’s blunders.The previous...


[Wed Aug 15th 5:49 pm] YouPorn AI Generated a List of Future Porn Star Names (SFW)


Last year, YouPorn Foresights used AI to predict what the most popular search terms would be in porn. This year the company did something similar. The data science and machine learning teams trained a...


[Wed Aug 15th 5:44 pm] Apple releases iOS 12 beta 8 after pulling previous beta


Apple released today a new beta version of its forthcoming iOS 12 mobile operating system...


[Wed Aug 15th 5:36 pm] S.E.C. Is Said to Subpoena Tesla After Elon Musk’s Take-Private Tweet


The New York Times: Federal securities regulators have served Tesla with a subpoena, according to a person familiar with the investigation, increasing pressure on the electric car company as it de...


[Wed Aug 15th 5:31 pm] iOS 12 Beta 8 Released to Download for Beta Testers


Apple has released iOS 12 developer beta 8 for users enrolled in the iOS beta testing program. iOS 12 beta 8 arrives just a few days after iOS 12 beta 7, which was quickly pulled down due to performan...


[Wed Aug 15th 5:25 pm] How to use Python on a Mac


Learn to code in Python on a Mac with our guide to installation, setup and training courses


[Wed Aug 15th 5:23 pm] Apple Supposedly Working on Custom Health Chip


Apple creating its own chips could help it protect its intellectual property, as well as keep it tightly integrated with the rest of the system.


[Wed Aug 15th 5:19 pm] New AirPods Case Is Expected to Work with ANY Qi Wireless Charger


You may not need an AirPower wireless charging mat to keep all of your Apple devices and accessories charged up. Reportedly, a new version of the AirPods case equipped with wireless charging capabilit...


[Wed Aug 15th 5:04 pm] Ronald D. Moore’s Apple sci-fi series casts Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman, Sarah Jones


Ron Moore’s upcoming Apple series is filling out its main cast...


[Wed Aug 15th 5:00 pm] 8 ways the iMac changed computing


Editor’s note: 20 years ago today, Apple officially released the iMac. To commemorate the anniversary, we are reposting this article that originally appeared on the iMac’s tenth anniversary on...


[Wed Aug 15th 4:56 pm] Motorola P30 Is a Pure iPhone X Rip-Off


They even ripped off the default wallpaper. Do “designers” at Motorola even list the job on their resumes or do they work in anonymous shame?  ★ 


[Wed Aug 15th 4:56 pm] T-Mobile customer service ditches robots and call transfers as ‘Team of Experts’ offers dedicated 24/hr. support


At its un-carrier next event this morning, T-Mobile detailed its latest move, “Team of Experts” to evolve customer support. Designed to be good for customers and good for business, the new plan fo...


[Wed Aug 15th 4:45 pm] These celebs are paid by Android but caught still using iPhone


Paying a celebrity to be seen using your product is a fairly common practice. Apple doesn’t make a habit of it, but other companies do. When it gets funny is when the celebs are caught using their i...


[Wed Aug 15th 4:42 pm] Apple readying iPhone-ready augmented reality glasses: report


The Apple Watch is only a few years old, but it’s already the best-sold smartwatch in the world, as more and more people appreciate the many features built into a computer that sits on their wrists....


[Wed Aug 15th 4:34 pm] Japan regulator reportedly looking into whether Apple secretly crushed an App Store competitor


Japan’s Fair Trade Commission is looking into whether Apple improperly pressured Yahoo Japan to shut down a game streaming platform that competed with the iOS App Store, according to Nikkei. Y...


[Wed Aug 15th 4:30 pm] 9to5Toys Last Call: up to $450 off MacBook Pro, Elago MacBook Stand $22, Anker Nylon Lightning Cables from $8, more


Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications....


[Wed Aug 15th 4:19 pm] iOS 12 developer beta 8 for iPhone and iPad expected today after beta 7 pulled


We expect Apple to release iOS 12 developer beta 8 for iPhone and iPad today after pulling iOS 12 developer beta 7 on Monday. The release earlier this week included initial performance issues that eve...


[Wed Aug 15th 4:17 pm] When does Apple release new iPhones?


iPhone buying decisions vary from person to person, and not everyone cares about having the latest version. This works for a lot of consumers since you can generally buy any modern iPhone and have a p...


[Wed Aug 15th 4:16 pm] Epic iPhone X, Galaxy S9 Plus, Huawei P20 Pro, Pixel 2 camera showdown - CNET


One of these top-notch phones has three rear cameras. One has...one. But the results of our mega smartphone camera test could surprise you.


[Wed Aug 15th 4:07 pm] Motorola’s latest phone looks exactly like an iPhone X with a Huawei paint job


Motorola has made a new iPhone X clone called the P30 that comes in an iridescent twilight color reminiscent of Huawei’s P20, as spotted by PhoneArena. When we say clone, the rear of the phone...


[Wed Aug 15th 4:00 pm] How to connect a TV or audio receiver to Apple’s HomePod


Apple’s HomePods have evolved in function since their introduction as Apple has pushed out firmware updates...


[Wed Aug 15th 3:59 pm] New Apple Watch Predictions, 20 Years of iMac – TMO Daily Observations 2018-08-15


Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about what might be coming in the next Apple Watch along with what product announcements may be coming this fall. They also look back at the i...


[Wed Aug 15th 3:40 pm] Henry Ford Museum celebrates iMac G3 birthday by exhibiting all 13 ‘flavors’


Do you know your Sage from your Grape? How about your Bondi Blue from your Graphite? And who in their right mind could forget Flower Power or Blue Dalmatian? If you know your Apple trivia, you’ll re...


[Wed Aug 15th 3:36 pm] How to lock an iPhone app with a password or Touch ID


Worried that friends will look in sensitive apps when borrowing your iPhone? You can lock them with Touch ID or a password


[Wed Aug 15th 3:25 pm] How Apple could redesign money: Is it time for Apple to reinvent the dollar?


If only there were some way Apple could also create a stable and predictable means of financial exchange...


[Wed Aug 15th 3:15 pm] These pillows will help the Apple geek dream different


Five of the most historic pieces of hardware are back as soft plush pillows cuddle-ready for all Apple geeks. The Iconic Pillow Collection, designed to resemble the Apple II, Apple Macintosh, the Bond...


[Wed Aug 15th 3:02 pm] Stop cloning your hard drive as a backup


Many people still use cloning as a method of backing up a Mac...


[Wed Aug 15th 3:00 pm] Save your reading list for later with Pocket [50 Essential iOS Apps #49]


Pocket makes it easy to save articles and news stories for later and catch up on your reading list of things you want to read, on your schedule. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple le...


[Wed Aug 15th 3:00 pm] Love your Mac enough to hug it? You’ll dig this new Kickstarter from Throwboy


Steve Jobs was deeply proud of the iMac G3, even to the point of cuddling one for a spread in a 1998 issue of Newsweek. He looks happy in the shot, but he couldn’t have been too comfortable. In f...


[Wed Aug 15th 2:38 pm] Check Out Steve Jobs Unveiling the First iMac 20 Years Ago


The iMac is 20 years old, and it’s the computer that started Apple down the path to become the first company with a trillion dollar market cap. Then interim CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the first iMac on...


[Wed Aug 15th 2:38 pm] How to empty trash on a Mac


Deleting files and emptying the trash on a Mac can be easy, unless you run into one of these problems: Emptying trash when item is in use, deleting a locked file, deleting files from a hard drive. We...


[Wed Aug 15th 2:30 pm] 20 most important Macs of all time


Today marks 20 years since the launch of the Bondi Blue iMac, the product that helped set Apple back on the right course. The iMac definitely revolutionized the personal computer industry, but which o...


[Wed Aug 15th 2:29 pm] These deeply discounted 256GB SanDisk flash drives give you SSD-sized storage on the go


Have you ever wanted to carry a hard drive around in your pocket? Two deeply discounted 256GB flash drives give you SSD-sized storage on the go, and both for $50 or less. The SanDisk Cruzer is on s...


[Wed Aug 15th 2:13 pm] How to Enable Instagram Two-factor Authentication


Instagram accounts are getting hacked in big numbers right now so you should enable two-factor authentication on your account. Read on to learn how.


[Wed Aug 15th 2:04 pm] Ming-Chi Kuo: Apple to launch revolutionary Apple Car within 5-7 years


Kuo foresees the Apple Car revolutionizing the automobile market much as the iPhone did back in 2007...


[Wed Aug 15th 2:00 pm] Simply drag and drop music, videos and photos onto your iPhone with Waltr 2 [Deals]


When you want to move files among your Mac and iOS devices, you probably use iTunes. But Apple’s software isn’t always cooperative, especially if your files need converting. Luckily, there’s ano...


[Wed Aug 15th 1:51 pm] If you want a gold-plated 2018 iPhone, you can preorder one now for $113,000


The British company that offers gold-plated versions of iPhones and other high-end products is listing an 18-karat gold version of what it calls the iPhone XS -- for over 100 times the pric...


[Wed Aug 15th 1:49 pm] Fleetsmith extends Apple device management to iOS, tvOS devices


Fleetsmith — a provider of secure, automated Apple device management — has released support for iOS and tvOS, extending its Fleetsmith Intelligence and Fleetsmith Managed products to all Apple dev...


[Wed Aug 15th 1:45 pm] Rome: Total War marches onto iPhone this month


The classic PC strategy game Rome: Total War is coming to iPhone — and you don’t have long to wait. Well, technically you may have been waiting since the game arrived on PC more than a decade ago,...


[Wed Aug 15th 1:43 pm] Sarah Jones, Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman Cast in Ronald D. Moore’s Apple Sci-fi Series


Sarah Jones, Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman are joining the cast of Ronald D. Moore’s sci-fi series for Apple. Variety says, Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman, and Sarah Jones have all been cast in the s...


[Wed Aug 15th 1:40 pm] Joel Kinnaman To Star In Astronaut Drama At Apple


Kinnaman will play a top NASA astronaut in a world where the global space race never ended.


[Wed Aug 15th 1:38 pm] Verizon's 5G broadband plan includes Apple TV 4K, YouTube TV and Indianapolis


Verizon has announced the fourth city in its 5G plan – Indianapolis – and also some of the services that will be available on its super-fast wireless system with YouTube TV's live video servi...


[Wed Aug 15th 1:36 pm] iOS and Android Users Are Seeing Different Data About the Same Heart Rates


Earlier in August, Cardiogram, the startup whose new DeepHeart algorithm has revealed its ability to pinpoint dangerous heart conditions, announced that its apps would officially integrate with Garmin...


[Wed Aug 15th 1:27 pm] 2019 Nissan Sentra expands Apple CarPlay, Android Auto availability - Roadshow


The sporty SR Turbo variant also loses its manual transmission, going CVT-only from here on out.


[Wed Aug 15th 1:26 pm] Twitter bans Alex Jones from posting on Twitter for seven days


Twitter Inc. on Tuesday suspended the far-right talk-show host Alex Jones for violating...


[Wed Aug 15th 1:25 pm] AudFree launches DRM Audio Converter to remove DRM from Apple Music


AudFree has debuted DRM Audio Converter for macOS and Windows. Its an Apple Music converting tool for removing DRM protection from Apple Music tracks.  It allows folks who subscribed Apple Music serv...


[Wed Aug 15th 1:24 pm] Apple plotting augmented reality GOGGLES in 2020, top expert claims


APPLE is working on a pair of augmented reality goggles that could be less than two years away. That’s according to legendary Apple tipster Ming-Chi Kuo, who has revealed his predictions for the Cal...


[Wed Aug 15th 1:24 pm] Opinion: My money is still against an Apple-branded car in 2025


Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has a good (if imperfect) track-record, but his latest note – in which he predicts that an Apple Car will go on sale sometime in the 2023 to 2025 timeframe – needs to be...


[Wed Aug 15th 1:09 pm] Verizon's 5G broadband plan includes Apple TV 4K, YouTube TV and Indianapolis


Verizon has announced the fourth city in its 5G plan – Indianapolis – and also some of the services that will be available on its super-fast wireless system with YouTube TV's live video servi...


[Wed Aug 15th 1:00 pm] MacTech Pro San Francisco


Join us at MacTech Pro San Francisco About the Event Date: August 29, 2018 Time: All Day. See Detailed Schedule. Registration at 8:30am Sessions start at 9am. Day ends by 6pm. Location: Westin San Fra...


[Wed Aug 15th 12:49 pm] Fat cats can order their gold-dipped 2018 iPhones right now


Apple’s next-gen iPhones haven’t even been announced yet, but already a few rich folks are seemingly worried about how they’ll stand out from the pack with a boring old regular 2018 Apple handse...


[Wed Aug 15th 12:36 pm] Verizon offers free Apple TVs and YouTube subscriptions to new 5G customers in four cities


Verizon will offer customers who sign up for its new 5G internet service a free Apple TV...