Latest Technology updates from around the Globe

  • ET Deals: Dell Alienware AW2521HF 1080p 240Hz IPS Gaming Monitor + $80 Gift Card for $379, Apple AirPods Pro for $197 April 15, 2021 9:25 pm
    Stay home where it's safe and indulge in a blazingly fast gaming experience with one of Dell's 240Hz Alienware displays for just $379.99, and it comes with a bonus $80 gift card too. The post ET Deals: Dell Alienware AW2521HF 1080p 240Hz IPS Gaming Monitor + $80 Gift Card for $379, Apple AirPods Pro for $197 appeared first on ExtremeTech.
    Michael Justin Allen Sexton
  • Windows Timeline Is About to Lose Cross-Device Sync April 15, 2021 7:01 pm
    The company had to circle back just hours after posting the changelog to explain what it's doing with Timeline. While it's not completely removing the feature, it's about to become much less useful.  The post Windows Timeline Is About to Lose Cross-Device Sync appeared first on ExtremeTech.
    Ryan Whitwam
  • This Gaming Desk And Massage Chair Set Is Now On Sale For 35 Percent Off April 15, 2021 4:35 pm
    The Goplus Gaming Computer Desk & Massage Gaming Chair Set is on sale right now for just $354.99, a significant saving of $194.01 off the full purchase price of $549. The post This Gaming Desk And Massage Chair Set Is Now On Sale For 35 Percent Off appeared first on ExtremeTech.
    ExtremeTech Staff
  • AMD Launches New Ryzen 5000 8-Core APUs April 15, 2021 2:15 pm
    AMD has launched its new eight-core Ryzen 5000 APUs for OEM machines, with channel availability supposed to follow later this year. The post AMD Launches New Ryzen 5000 8-Core APUs appeared first on ExtremeTech.
    Joel Hruska
  • DJI Air 2S Review: Big Improvements for a Mid-Cycle Upgrade April 15, 2021 1:00 pm
    For an "S-style" update, the DJI Air 2S packs a lot of new features, starting with a seriously upgraded sensor and obstacle detection. We've been working with one and have come away impressed. The post DJI Air 2S Review: Big Improvements for a Mid-Cycle Upgrade appeared first on ExtremeTech.
    David Cardinal
  • Fast-Spinning Black Holes May Narrow Search for Dark Matter April 15, 2021 11:30 am
    Credit: Robin Dienel, courtesy of the Carnegie Institution for Science The possible existence of dark matter is one of the more vexing problems in physics, but a team from MIT thinks fast-spinning black holes might help narrow the search for these mysterious particles. The post Fast-Spinning Black Holes May Narrow Search for Dark Matter appeared first on ExtremeTech.
    Ryan Whitwam
  • ET Deals: Dell Alienware M15 R4 Intel Core i7 Nvidia RTX 3060 300Hz Gaming Laptop for $1,499, $100 Off Apple MacBook Air M1 Chip April 14, 2021 8:35 pm
    Gaming is at an all time high in terms of popularity right now with gaming hardware becoming increasingly hard to find. Today for just $1,499 you can buy one of Dell's new Alienware M15 R4 that has all the hardware you need to run games with blistering speed and with high quality graphics settings. The post ET Deals: Dell Alienware M15 R4 Intel Core i7 Nvidia RTX 3060 300Hz Gaming Laptop for $1,499, $100 Off Apple MacBook Air M1 Chip appeared first on ExtremeTech.
    Michael Justin Allen Sexton
  • Samsung Teases Its ‘Most Powerful Galaxy’ Yet for April Unpacked Event April 14, 2021 8:32 pm
    Samsung says it's going to unveil the "the most powerful Galaxy" device it's ever made on April 28th. That could mean new Galaxy Books are finally on the way with new Intel chips. The post Samsung Teases Its ‘Most Powerful Galaxy’ Yet for April Unpacked Event appeared first on ExtremeTech.
    Ryan Whitwam
  • This Enterprise-Level Encryption Software Is On Sale For Over 90 Percent Off April 14, 2021 5:02 pm
    Lifetime subscriptions to GhostVolt Encryption Software are currently on sale for just $29.99, a significant saving of $320.01 off the full purchase price of $350. Improve your data security and keep your files private with this new tool. The post This Enterprise-Level Encryption Software Is On Sale For Over 90 Percent Off appeared first on ExtremeTech.
    ExtremeTech Staff
  • Tesla Angers Customers With Last-Minute Solar Roof Price Increases April 14, 2021 4:19 pm
    While Tesla isn't commenting on the reason for the price increase, changes to its website suggest this is thanks to the cost of installing on complicated roofs. The post Tesla Angers Customers With Last-Minute Solar Roof Price Increases appeared first on ExtremeTech.
    Ryan Whitwam

 

  • Latest App Store scam exposed is a kids game with a hidden online casino April 15, 2021 9:42 pm
    Developer Kosta Eleftheriou has developed a knack for finding App Store scams over the last few months. And the latest one he’s exposed is quite interesting. The app disguises itself as a kids’ game but in reality, it’s an online casino that bypasses Apple’s in-app purchase system and appears to be scamming users out of unknown sums. more… The post Latest App Store scam exposed is a kids game with a hidden online casino appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Michael Potuck
  • Apple Pay with Express Transit support comes to San Francisco’s Clipper card April 15, 2021 7:53 pm
    Public transit users in San Francisco now have a new way to pay. The Clipper card, which is used for most public transit systems in San Francisco, now supports Apple Pay with Express Transit Mode. This was first announced back in February, and it’s now available to everyone. more… The post Apple Pay with Express Transit support comes to San Francisco’s Clipper card appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Chance Miller
  • Microsoft Edge for macOS updated with new Kids Mode April 15, 2021 7:14 pm
    Microsoft is rolling out an update to its Edge web browser on macOS, bringing a new Kids Mode. This feature locks children into the browser with access to only approved sites. more… The post Microsoft Edge for macOS updated with new Kids Mode appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    José Adorno
  • Apple TV+ acquires ‘Fathom’ documentary, premiering on June 25 April 15, 2021 6:33 pm
    Apple announced today it has bought the rights to the documentary “Fathom,” which follows Dr. Ellen Garland and Dr. Michelle Fournet, two scientists focused on the study of humpback whale songs and social communication. more… The post Apple TV+ acquires ‘Fathom’ documentary, premiering on June 25 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    José Adorno
  • Latest Camo app update adds power user features for turning your iPhone into a Mac webcam April 15, 2021 5:50 pm
    Reincubate launched its Camo app last summer to let users leverage modern iPhones as 1080p HD Mac webcams. Now the great software has gotten an update with more advanced features including a new screen curtain and pause screen, option to save images, support for 11 languages, improved performance, and more. more… The post Latest Camo app update adds power user features for turning your iPhone into a Mac webcam appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Michael Potuck
  • WhatsApp for iOS update improves media previews and Disappearing Messages April 15, 2021 5:44 pm
    WhatsApp for iOS started rolling out version 2.21.71 of its app today with notable new features, including Disappearing Message changes and improvements to media viewing. more… The post WhatsApp for iOS update improves media previews and Disappearing Messages appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    José Adorno
  • US House committee approves road map to address big-tech antitrust concerns April 15, 2021 5:13 pm
    By a 24-17 vote, a report has formally been approved by the US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee addressing antitrust concerns related to big tech companies like Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google. more… The post US House committee approves road map to address big-tech antitrust concerns appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    José Adorno
  • Verizon launches 5G Business Internet in 21 more cities with speeds up to 400 Mbps April 15, 2021 4:49 pm
    On the heels of Verizon making its 5G Home Internet for consumers available in 30 cities with average speeds of 300 Mbps, the carrier is expanding the same service for businesses. Verizon’s 5G Business Internet is now available in 21 more US cities and includes up to 400 Mbps plans with no data caps and a 10-year price lock. more… The post Verizon launches 5G Business Internet in 21 more cities with speeds up to 400 Mbps appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Michael Potuck
  • Apple Silicon support arrives for Docker collaborative app dev platform April 15, 2021 4:00 pm
    After running a preview of the new software, Docker is officially launching its collaborative app development platform for M1 Macs today. The release means faster and quieter performance for Docker Desktop on macOS. more… The post Apple Silicon support arrives for Docker collaborative app dev platform appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Michael Potuck
  • Deals: Apple MagSafe Leather Wallet $50, Anker Gold Box sale from $11, more April 15, 2021 3:54 pm
    All of today’s best deals are headlined by Apple’s official MagSafe Leather Wallet at a new low of $50 alongside Anker iPhone accessory Gold Box sale from $11 and Belkin’s 15W MagSafe 3-in-1 Charger for $122. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Deals: Apple MagSafe Leather Wallet $50, Anker Gold Box sale from $11, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Blair Altland
  • Apple wins appeal in $506 million lawsuit over LTE patent infringement April 15, 2021 3:45 pm
    Last summer, Apple lost a lawsuit over LTE patents filed by Optis Wireless, resulting in damages of $506 million. At the time, Apple said it would appeal the decision and today, a federal judge threw out those damages and ruled that Apple should be able to argue whether the royalty demands were fair. more… The post Apple wins appeal in $506 million lawsuit over LTE patent infringement appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Michael Potuck
  • Today at Apple and Oliver Jeffers celebrate Earth Day with virtual sessions April 15, 2021 3:11 pm
    Apple will mark Earth Day this year with virtual creative sessions hosted in collaboration with artist and author Oliver Jeffers. Families and individuals can sign up for two live events on April 22. more… The post Today at Apple and Oliver Jeffers celebrate Earth Day with virtual sessions appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Michael Steeber
  • Apple Fitness+ expanding with new workouts for pregnancy, older adults, and beginners April 15, 2021 3:03 pm
    Apple is expanding its Fitness+ subscription service today with new workout categories and types, as well as more trainers and a new “Time to Walk” guest. Apple made these announcements in a press release today. more… The post Apple Fitness+ expanding with new workouts for pregnancy, older adults, and beginners appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Chance Miller
  • Roundup: 5 things to expect from Apple’s 2021 iPad Pro April 15, 2021 2:58 pm
    Apple is expected to unveil the fifth-generation iPad Pro at the “Spring Loaded” event on April 20. As the rumors gain traction, here are five new features the 2021 iPad Pro could have. more… The post Roundup: 5 things to expect from Apple’s 2021 iPad Pro appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    José Adorno
  • Leaked photos reveal more new colors for Spring iPhone 12 MagSafe cases April 15, 2021 1:27 pm
    A few days ago, a Twitter user who goes by the name of “Tommy Boi” shared images of four new iPhone 12 MagSafe case colors. This morning, Twitter user Majin Bu has shared new images that depict even more colors for the spring collection of MagSafe cases and Apple accessories. more… The post Leaked photos reveal more new colors for Spring iPhone 12 MagSafe cases appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Parker Ortolani
  • 9to5Mac Daily: April 15, 2021 – Apple Pencil 3 rumors, more April 15, 2021 1:22 pm
    Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Calory: The quickest way to count calories, track macros, water, and all of your food intake. Get started on the App Store for free. more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: April 15, 2021 – Apple Pencil 3 rumors, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Chance Miller
  • Apple announces $200 million investment fund for forest restoration projects April 15, 2021 1:18 pm
    As part of Apple’s continued environmental commitments, the company today announced a new $200 million ‘Restore Fund’ that will develop new financially-viable initiatives to restore forest woodland areas, which removes carbon from the atmosphere. The fund aims to generate meaningful financial returns on the investments. Apple hopes that will convince other companies to follow its lead and start up other forest restoration projects. more… The post Apple announces $200 million investment fund for forest restoration projects appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Benjamin Mayo
  • iOS 14.5: Apple Podcasts now automatically detects a show’s release schedule April 15, 2021 1:06 pm
    iOS 14.5 is bringing a variety of changes and enhancements to the Podcasts app on iPhone and iPad. With a recent server side change, the new Podcasts app displays the release schedule for a particular podcast on the show details page. As shown in the screenshots, the episodic release period — such as weekly, monthly, or daily — is now shown alongside the podcast category and ratings summary inside of Apple Podcasts … more… The post iOS 14.5: Apple Podcasts now automatically detects a show’s release schedule appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Benjamin Mayo
  • DroneDJ Review: DJI’s Air 2S hits a sweet spot with 1″ sensor, new features April 15, 2021 1:04 pm
    If you liked the Mavic Air 2, you’re going to love the Air 2S. It’s a substantial improvement on what was an already-great drone. more… The post DroneDJ Review: DJI’s Air 2S hits a sweet spot with 1″ sensor, new features appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    DroneDJ
  • Adobe emoji survey shows users want even more customization options April 15, 2021 1:01 pm
    Adobe is out with a new study today that asked people from all around the world how they feel about emoji and what they want to see with future releases. Some of the big themes include only half of users feeling represented in the current emoji options and the vast majority wanting to see more inclusive customization options. more… The post Adobe emoji survey shows users want even more customization options appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Michael Potuck
  • Coalition urges Facebook to abandon its plans to create an Instagram for children April 15, 2021 12:52 pm
    The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, an international coalition of 35 children’s and consumer groups, is calling on Instagram to stop its plans to create a version of the app for users under age 13. more… The post Coalition urges Facebook to abandon its plans to create an Instagram for children appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    José Adorno
  • Apple vs Peloton battle brewing? GymKit removed on Peloton Bootcamp classes April 15, 2021 12:08 pm
    From 9to5Mac’s new sister site ConnectTheWatts: One of the selling points of the newer, upgraded, and more expensive Peloton Bike+ was the inclusion of the Apple GymKit, an Apple platform that makes it very easy to pair the bike with your Apple Watch to see your heart rate and have your workouts directly imported into Apple Fitness and Apple Health. But Apple’s relationship with Peloton has always been a dicey one and a move this week by the rising star of connected fitness might disappoint users of both platforms. more… The post Apple vs Peloton battle brewing? GymKit removed on Peloton Bootcamp classes appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Colin Jenkins
  • Rumor: Apple Pencil 3 coming alongside new iPad Pro at event next week April 15, 2021 10:41 am
    According to a leak on Weibo, Apple is preparing to launch a new third generation of Apple Pencil, seemingly as part of its April “Spring Loaded” event. The Weibo account, UnclePan, has been pretty accurate in the past. more… The post Rumor: Apple Pencil 3 coming alongside new iPad Pro at event next week appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Benjamin Mayo
  • Apple silicon supplier TSMC warns chip shortages will persist into 2022 April 15, 2021 9:11 am
    TSMC is Apple’s primary chipmaker and serves as the exclusive supplier of A-series and M-series Apple silicon chips. The company today reported strong earnings results for the first quarter, with downstream partners such as smartphone, tablet, and laptop makers seeing strong demand as people continue to work from home. However, it warned that the global chip shortages will continue for the foreseeable future and well into next year. Naturally, this has concerning implications for Apple’s product rollouts. more… The post Apple silicon supplier TSMC warns chip shortages will persist into 2022 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Benjamin Mayo
  • iPhone 12: How to manually manage 5G to optimize for speed or battery life April 15, 2021 7:00 am
    Next-generation 5G cellular service is one of the key features of the iPhone 12 lineup. Apple is using a “5G Auto” setting it refers to as “Smart Data mode” as the default to give users a balance between network speed and battery life. Follow along for how to turn 5G on/off on iPhone 12, including how to keep it on permanently or turn it off completely. more… The post iPhone 12: How to manually manage 5G to optimize for speed or battery life appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Michael Potuck
  • Poll: How much would you pay for a two-in-one HomePod and Apple TV box? April 15, 2021 1:13 am
    Earlier this week, Bloomberg reported that Apple is working on a new smart home product that would combine an Apple TV and a HomePod, and add in a camera for FaceTime support. While the idea of this product sounds incredibly intriguing, the question on everyone’s mind is price… more… The post Poll: How much would you pay for a two-in-one HomePod and Apple TV box? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Chance Miller
  • Apple raising money for Conservation International with Apple Pay Earth Day promotion April 14, 2021 11:44 pm
    Apple has announced its latest Apple Pay promotion, this time in celebration of Earth Day. Apple says that from now through Earth Day, which is April 22, it will donate $1 to Conservation International for every Apple Pay transaction made on Apple’s website, through the Apple Store app, or in Apple Stores. more… The post Apple raising money for Conservation International with Apple Pay Earth Day promotion appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Chance Miller
  • Renders imagine iPhone 13 mini with redesigned camera bump, smaller notch April 14, 2021 8:03 pm
    Leaked schematics yesterday offered a closer look at some of the design changes Apple could have in store for this year’s iPhone 13 lineup. Now, Svet Apple has published new renders imagining what the iPhone 13 mini could look like with these changes. more… The post Renders imagine iPhone 13 mini with redesigned camera bump, smaller notch appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Chance Miller
  • Twitter announces new initiative to analyze its own algorithmic choices April 14, 2021 7:37 pm
    Twitter announced today the “Responsible Machine Learning Initiative” to take responsibility for its own algorithmic decisions after several controversies about what its algorithm chose to display. more… The post Twitter announces new initiative to analyze its own algorithmic choices appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    José Adorno
  • Apple and Skydance Animation announce ‘Blush’ short film coming to TV+ April 14, 2021 4:30 pm
    Apple TV+ has announced the animated short film “Blush,” the first project to come from its expansive multi-year partnership with Skydance Animation. more… The post Apple and Skydance Animation announce ‘Blush’ short film coming to TV+ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    José Adorno
  • Apple’s event artwork usually only hints at one thing: wallpapers for new devices April 14, 2021 4:16 pm
    With Apple event invites going out yesterday, the world is abuzz with wild ideas and rampant kremlinology. Whenever an Apple event graphic hits the web, it gets torn apart as people try and decode whatever hint they have told themselves is hidden within. I’m here to tell you that there’s usually only ever one thing that these graphics are hiding, the default wallpaper of whatever new device is being introduced at the event. more… The post Apple’s event artwork usually only hints at one thing: wallpapers for new devices appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Parker Ortolani
  • ‘Ian’s Awesome Counter’ for Apple Watch aims to help you be more focused and aware April 14, 2021 4:10 pm
    David Smith, the prolific developer behind apps like Watchsmith and Widgetsmith, is out with a new Apple Watch app today. “Ian’s Awesome Counter” is a new application for Apple Watch that Smith says is “designed to help you be more focused and aware of yourself.” more… The post ‘Ian’s Awesome Counter’ for Apple Watch aims to help you be more focused and aware appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Chance Miller
  • Google Assistant can now find/ring silenced iPhones as Duplex expands to online food orders April 14, 2021 4:01 pm
    Google today announced a handful of new Assistant features, while making others more widely available. The biggest lets iPhone owners find misplaced devices using Google Smart Displays and speakers as Assistant Routines availability expands. more… The post Google Assistant can now find/ring silenced iPhones as Duplex expands to online food orders appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    9to5Google
  • Wednesday’s best deals: Apple Watch Series 6 $164 off, official iPhone 12 cases, more April 14, 2021 3:49 pm
    All of today’s best deals include up to $164 in savings on Apple Watch Series 6 models. That’s alongside the first discount on Apple’s Leather MagSafe iPhone 12/Pro Case to $55 and unlocked iPhone 11 Pro/Max at $249 off. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Wednesday’s best deals: Apple Watch Series 6 $164 off, official iPhone 12 cases, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Blair Altland
  • Facebook to start labeling posts suggesting COVID-19 treatments without scientific proof April 14, 2021 3:42 pm
    Facebook is rolling out a new COVID-19 label about treatments without scientific proof, as it already does with COVID-19 information overall. more… The post Facebook to start labeling posts suggesting COVID-19 treatments without scientific proof appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    José Adorno
  • New Instagram test offers 3 options for managing like counts instead of just removing them April 14, 2021 3:42 pm
    Instagram has been playing with like counts for several years now. In about half a dozen countries, the platform has been doing a test where it hides like counts altogether. Now Instagram is giving users the choice to customize how like counts work in a new test. more… The post New Instagram test offers 3 options for managing like counts instead of just removing them appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Michael Potuck
  • Spotify continues to focus on podcasts with new top and trending charts April 14, 2021 3:07 pm
    After Spotify unveiled its first hardware product on Tuesday, it’s today launching a new Top Podcasts and Trending Podcasts Charts feature. This comes as Spotify continues to ramp up its competition with Apple Podcasts. more… The post Spotify continues to focus on podcasts with new top and trending charts appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    José Adorno
  • Plex raises $50M for its mission to become the ‘best content enjoyment platform’ April 14, 2021 2:53 pm
    After launching a game service and Apple TV app integration, popular media platform Plex is out today with the news that it has raised $50 million in funding to advance its goal to become the top content platform on the market. more… The post Plex raises $50M for its mission to become the ‘best content enjoyment platform’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Michael Potuck
  • Apple trade-in partner under fire amid ‘alarming uptick’ in complaints April 14, 2021 2:51 pm
    Over the last several years, Apple has ramped up its focus on product trade-ins, providing users instant credit toward new products when they trade in their old devices. Some of these trade-ins are handled by Apple itself, but the company largely relies on third-party partners. A new report from The Verge highlights a growing number of complaints centered around Phobio, an Atlanta-based trade-in partner that Apple works with closely. more… The post Apple trade-in partner under fire amid ‘alarming uptick’ in complaints appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Chance Miller
  • ‘Moderation’ is a food diary app with Apple Watch rings to complete April 14, 2021 2:04 pm
    Moderation is a food diary app developed by Pixelfolio in Wales, and it has received its biggest update yet to version 3.0. Different from other apps where you can count how many calories you have eaten through the day, Moderation is simpler and the user just has to categorize if a meal is healthy or unhealthy. more… The post ‘Moderation’ is a food diary app with Apple Watch rings to complete appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    José Adorno
  • 9to5Mac Daily: April 14, 2021 – Apple Event confirmed, iPhone rumors  April 14, 2021 1:58 pm
    Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Calory: The quickest way to count calories, track macros, water, and all of your food intake. Get started on the App Store for free. more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: April 14, 2021 – Apple Event confirmed, iPhone rumors  appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Chance Miller
  • Amazon enters familiar territory with new white Echo Buds as AirPods 3 rumors continue April 14, 2021 1:48 pm
    Amazon today introduced the second-generation of its Echo Buds while the Apple community awaits the introduction of AirPods 3. For the first-gen buds, Amazon only offered them in black, but this year they have added a white color… and the white case design very much borders on AirPods Pro/AirPods 3 territory. Also just like AirPods, the new wireless charging case is an optional extra, priced $20 above the normal $119 price point. However, to be fair, that is where the similarities end, as the Echo Buds lack the stems that are currently AirPods’ trademark … more… The post Amazon enters familiar territory with new white Echo Buds as AirPods 3 rumors continue appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Benjamin Mayo
  • Parallels 16.5 with native Apple Silicon support now available, up 30% faster VM performance than Intel April 14, 2021 1:26 pm
    M1 Mac users now have a new way to virtualize Windows on their machines. Parallels has officially released Parallels Desktop 16.5 today with native support for Apple Silicon, enabling users to run the Windows 10 ARM Insider Preview on M1 Macs. more… The post Parallels 16.5 with native Apple Silicon support now available, up 30% faster VM performance than Intel appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Chance Miller
  • Stacktrace Podcast 131: “Apple product therapy” April 14, 2021 1:21 pm
    It’s finally time for another round of Apple Event Keynote Poker, with John and Rambo placing their bets as to what Apple might announce during their “Spring Loaded” event on April 20th. Also, the power of HTTP, SwiftUI for AR, Swift’s Result Builders feature, and more. Sponsored by ALOGIC: Get 30% off the ALOGIC Rapid USB-C Wall Charger on Amazon [Amazon UK] and enter the iPad Pro giveaway. Sponsored by Linode: Get $100 in free credit to Develop, deploy, and scale your modern applications faster and easier. Download MP3 more… The post Stacktrace Podcast 131: “Apple product therapy” appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Guilherme Rambo
  • Report reveals how little-known ‘Azimuth Security’ cracked the iPhone in the San Bernardino FBI case April 14, 2021 12:54 pm
    An exclusive new report today from the Washington Post claims to have the details about how the FBI was able to crack the iPhone 5C in the San Bernardino case, who the little-known security firm was that it used, and how Apple has ended up suing a company co-founded by one of the hackers that cracked the iPhone. more… The post Report reveals how little-known ‘Azimuth Security’ cracked the iPhone in the San Bernardino FBI case appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Michael Potuck
  • Apple respiratory study now recruiting, aims to find if Apple Watch can detect COVID-19 early April 14, 2021 12:25 pm
    Back at the September 2020 event, as part of the Apple Watch Series 6 announcement, Apple said it was collaborating with the Seattle Flu Study and the University of Washington to determine if the Apple Watch can predict respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19 … more… The post Apple respiratory study now recruiting, aims to find if Apple Watch can detect COVID-19 early appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Benjamin Mayo
  • Photo shows iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini notch, about ~30% smaller in width April 14, 2021 10:13 am
    Although the overall chassis design of the iPhone 13 this fall will look almost identical to the iPhone 12 series, the rumor mill has come to a consensus that the notch is getting smaller. The display notch first appeared on the iPhone lineup with the iPhone X in 2017, when Apple shrank the screen bezels dramatically. The design and size of the notch remained unchanged with the following three generations of iPhone. It seems this year Apple is finally ready to make some design improvements in that area … more… The post Photo shows iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini notch, about ~30% smaller in width appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Benjamin Mayo
  • Kuo: Apple AR headset to include 15 cameras April 14, 2021 7:42 am
    As part of a sweeping report released today, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that the long-rumored Apple AR/VR headset will feature as many as fifteen cameras.  Previously, Kuo has said that he expects the headset to arrive in 2022, priced around $1000.  more… The post Kuo: Apple AR headset to include 15 cameras appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Benjamin Mayo
  • 2023 iPhones will feature under-display Face ID and periscope telephoto lens, according to Ming-Chi Kuo April 14, 2021 7:31 am
    In 2023, Kuo expects even more drastic changes to the iPhone lineup. This apparently includes moving Face ID from a visible notch to being integrated under the screen. A periscope-style telephoto lens is also predicted … more… The post 2023 iPhones will feature under-display Face ID and periscope telephoto lens, according to Ming-Chi Kuo appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Benjamin Mayo
  • Kuo: iPhone 14 Pro to feature significant camera upgrades, including 48-megapixel sensor and 8K video recording April 14, 2021 7:14 am
    In addition to claiming that the iPhone mini screen size is no more, Kuo detailed some impressive camera specs for the 2022 iPhones.  He reports that the standard rear cameras on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will be upgraded to 48-megapixels, an increase from the 12-megapixel sensor in iPhone 12.  more… The post Kuo: iPhone 14 Pro to feature significant camera upgrades, including 48-megapixel sensor and 8K video recording appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Benjamin Mayo
  • Kuo: ‘iPhone 14’ lineup in 2022 will not include 5.4-inch mini size April 14, 2021 7:02 am
    A report today form renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that Apple will drop the 5.4-inch iPhone in 2022, instead offering a lineup of high-end and low-end 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch phones.  The 5.4-inch screen sized featured this year in the iPhone 12 mini, and will be available in the iPhone 13 range this fall. However, it seems that will be its final outing.  more… The post Kuo: ‘iPhone 14’ lineup in 2022 will not include 5.4-inch mini size appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Benjamin Mayo
  • Apple Watch: How to see your detailed heart rate history April 14, 2021 7:00 am
    Apple Watch can be an amazing tool for health and fitness, but are you taking advantage of the useful data it records? Read along for how to see your Apple Watch heart rate history across a variety of categories like resting, walking, workouts, and variability across days, months, and years. more… The post Apple Watch: How to see your detailed heart rate history appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Michael Potuck
  • Poll: What product are you most excited to see at Apple’s April Event? April 13, 2021 11:00 pm
    Apple has announced its first event of the year on April 20. With the tagline of ‘Spring Loaded’, there are a number of products Apple could reveal during the event as well as the relase date for iOS 14.5 What are you most excited to see? more… The post Poll: What product are you most excited to see at Apple’s April Event? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    José Adorno
  • #AppleEvent hashflag now live on Twitter following official announcement April 13, 2021 9:28 pm
    Following the announcement of Apple’s April 20 event, the company has added a new hashflag to Twitter. When you tweet the hashtag #AppleEvent, Twitter will display a mini version of the rainbow curly Apple logo depicted in the event’s invitation. more… The post #AppleEvent hashflag now live on Twitter following official announcement appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Parker Ortolani
  • Toning down the Apple Watch: Tips and feature requests to avoid being overwhelmed April 13, 2021 8:43 pm
    Apple Watch is at the top of its class, but it isn’t a perfect product. The hardware and design is space age compared to the competition, and the software experience meets Apple’s mark. It’s also very personal because you wear it. Apple has known this from the start, so it designs personalization into the product. From watch colors and materials to strap choices and watch faces, it’s easy to make the Apple Watch uniquely yours. How you use the Apple Watch is even more personal. The tech enthusiast in me wants to find a use for every Apple Watch feature, but this can create an overwhelming experience if you’re not intentional about your approach. It’s possible to want to reduce your reliance on the iPhone through the Apple Watch, only to find yourself even more annoyed by interruptions on your wrist. Identifying utility from the Apple Watch while toning it down when the watch becomes too much has been something I’ve been working through recently. I’ll share where I’ve landed as well as a few feature requests for managing the experience for the better. more… The post Toning down the Apple Watch: Tips and feature requests to avoid being overwhelmed appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Zac Hall
  • Maxon Redshift rendering software comes to Mac with M1 support, early testers seeing ‘crazy results’ April 13, 2021 8:01 pm
    Maxon is out today with the news that its popular Redshift rendering software is launching for macOS. Along with the debut comes support for Apple Silicon Macs and Apple’s Metal API. Notably, early testers are reporting “crazy results.” more… The post Maxon Redshift rendering software comes to Mac with M1 support, early testers seeing ‘crazy results’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Michael Potuck
  • Roundup: Here’s everything Apple could announce at its April 20 ‘Spring Loaded’ event April 13, 2021 7:58 pm
    Apple today officially confirmed its long-anticipated spring 2021 event. This year, Apple is holding a virtual event on April 20, and it’s teasing it with the tagline “Spring Loaded.” The event could include a new iPad Pro, AirTags, and more. Read on as we round up everything that Apple could announce during its April 20 special event. more… The post Roundup: Here’s everything Apple could announce at its April 20 ‘Spring Loaded’ event appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Chance Miller
  • How to watch Apple’s ‘Spring Loaded’ April event on YouTube and more April 13, 2021 7:08 pm
    Apple’s “Spring Loaded” event is officially set for April 20 and the live stream placeholder is already up on YouTube. Read on for how to watch Apple’s April event on any device, set an event reminder, and more. more… The post How to watch Apple’s ‘Spring Loaded’ April event on YouTube and more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Michael Potuck
  • Apple seeds macOS 11.3 beta 8 as public release looms April 13, 2021 5:17 pm
    Apple has released macOS 11.3 beta 8 today. The software features new sorting options in Reminders, expanded support for Xbox/PlayStation controllers, autoplay in Apple Music, mentions of the first Apple Silicon Macs, and more. Update: Now rolling out to public beta users as well. more… The post Apple seeds macOS 11.3 beta 8 as public release looms appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Michael Potuck
  • Apple releases iOS 14.5 beta 8 to developers, public release expected soon April 13, 2021 5:07 pm
    Update: iOS 14.5 beta 8 is also now rolling out to public beta testers. Apple has released iOS 14.5 beta 8 to developers, coming one week after the release of beta 7. iOS 14.5 packs a variety of new features, including the ability to unlock your iPhone using Apple Watch and new Siri voices.  This comes after Apple officially announced its April 20 event, where we expect Apple to formally announce the release of iOS 14.5 to the public. more… The post Apple releases iOS 14.5 beta 8 to developers, public release expected soon appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Chance Miller
  • Apple celebrates ‘Spring Loaded’ April event with AR easter egg April 13, 2021 4:22 pm
    Apple officially announced its next event “Spring Loaded” for April 20 today. Along with the colorful invitation artwork, another AR Easter egg has been included on Apple’s Events webpage. more… The post Apple celebrates ‘Spring Loaded’ April event with AR easter egg appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Michael Potuck
  • Get ready for Apple’s April 20th event with these colorful wallpapers April 13, 2021 4:19 pm
    Apple’s just announced the long anticipated April event where we expect to see new products like the next generation iPad Pro, AirTags and maybe even an iMac. The artwork Apple’s made for the event invitation is just stunning and we’ve thrown together some wallpapers to celebrate. more… The post Get ready for Apple’s April 20th event with these colorful wallpapers appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Parker Ortolani
  • Apple officially announces special event for April 20: ‘Spring Loaded’ April 13, 2021 4:03 pm
    Apple has announced the first Apple event of the year for April 20, and it will be completely virtual. At this event, Apple is likely to announce new iPad Pro models, AirTags, and more. The event will be streamed live from Apple Park starting at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET. The news of this event was first revealed via Siri this morning. more… The post Apple officially announces special event for April 20: ‘Spring Loaded’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Chance Miller
  • Discord for iOS will block users from accessing all NSFW servers April 13, 2021 3:57 pm
    Discord is making some changes to how it handles NSFW servers, and it will have a particular effect on users of the iOS application. The company says that Discord for iOS will now block all NSFW servers, potentially because of Apple’s App Store guidelines around adult content. more… The post Discord for iOS will block users from accessing all NSFW servers appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Chance Miller
  • Deals: Apple M1 MacBook Air falls to new low at $100 off, AirPods Pro $200, more April 13, 2021 3:51 pm
    All of today’s best deals are headlined by a new all-time low on Apple’s latest M1 MacBook Air at $100 off. That’s alongside $449 in savings on the previous-generation MacBook Pro and AirPods Pro at $200. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Deals: Apple M1 MacBook Air falls to new low at $100 off, AirPods Pro $200, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Blair Altland
  • Apple TV+ announces ‘Black & Blues: The Colorful Ballad of Louis Armstrong’ documentary April 13, 2021 3:22 pm
    Apple TV+ has announced its latest original film: “Black & Blues: The Colorful Ballad of Louis Armstrong.” The company describes this as the “definitive” documentary about Armstrong. more… The post Apple TV+ announces ‘Black & Blues: The Colorful Ballad of Louis Armstrong’ documentary appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    José Adorno
  • Head of engineering for Apple Retail departing company after 10 years April 13, 2021 2:29 pm
    Diogo Rau, head of engineering for Apple Retail, is leaving the company after 10 years, the executive wrote on his LinkedIn page. According to Rau, he will now become senior vice-president and chief information and digital officer at Eli Lilly. more… The post Head of engineering for Apple Retail departing company after 10 years appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    José Adorno
  • Stephen King’s ‘Lisey’s Story’ coming to Apple TV+ on June 4 April 13, 2021 2:18 pm
    The Apple TV+ original series Lisey’s Story, based on the novel by Stephen King, arrives on the streaming service on June 4th. The series stars Julianne Moore and Clive Owen. more… The post Stephen King’s ‘Lisey’s Story’ coming to Apple TV+ on June 4 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Benjamin Mayo
  • Spotify’s ‘Car Thing’ takes on CarPlay as a touchscreen smart media player April 13, 2021 1:58 pm
    Spotify has officially launched its new in-vehicle device, “Car Thing.” The smart player comes with support for “Hey Spotify” voice commands as well as a knob, touch screen, and preset buttons for controls. For the initial product launch, Spotify is giving out Car Thing for free to a limited group of Premium subscribers in the US. more… The post Spotify’s ‘Car Thing’ takes on CarPlay as a touchscreen smart media player appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Michael Potuck
  • Facebook testing a video-based speed dating app called Sparked April 13, 2021 1:49 pm
    Facebook is testing a video dating app called Sparked, as reported by The Verge. The app, which requires a Facebook account, is developed by the company’s NPE team. more… The post Facebook testing a video-based speed dating app called Sparked appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    José Adorno
  • Rumor: Leaked renders show strange new arrangement for iPhone 13 cameras April 13, 2021 1:30 pm
    This is a bit strange, but renders based on schematics provided to MySmartPrice indicate some external design changes to the iPhone 13. These adjustments don’t really tell us much about any new features, but they are notable if accurate. In addition to the new slimmer width notch we’ve seen elsewhere, the MySmartPrice renders depict a diagonal arrangement of the iPhone 13’s dual camera system. Rather than being stacked vertically as in the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12, the depicted render places the lenses diagonally in the top-left and bottom right corner of the square camera module. more… The post Rumor: Leaked renders show strange new arrangement for iPhone 13 cameras appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Benjamin Mayo
  • Roku unveils new remote with dedicated Apple TV+ button, ‘find my remote’ feature April 13, 2021 1:13 pm
    Roku has made a handful of announcements this morning, and two of them are particularly notable for Apple users. The company has announced the rollout of Roku OS 10, bringing HomeKit and AirPlay 2 to its HD streaming devices. There’s also a new Voice Remote Pro with a dedicated Apple TV+ button… more… The post Roku unveils new remote with dedicated Apple TV+ button, ‘find my remote’ feature appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Chance Miller
  • Apple TV+ features the highest-rated content of any streaming service, study says April 13, 2021 1:02 pm
    A new study reveals that Apple TV+ has the highest-quality content when compared to Netflix, HBO Max, Prime Video, Disney+, and Hulu. The analysis from Self Financial uses IMDb scores with US customer data. more… The post Apple TV+ features the highest-rated content of any streaming service, study says appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    José Adorno
  • Adobe Premiere Rush is now optimized for Apple Silicon Macs April 13, 2021 1:00 pm
    Adobe has been gradually updating its Creative Cloud apps with native support for Apple Silicon Macs. Today, Premiere Rush gets an upgrade. more… The post Adobe Premiere Rush is now optimized for Apple Silicon Macs appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Michael Steeber
  • 9to5Mac Daily: April 13, 2021 – April event, Apple Car rumors April 13, 2021 12:46 pm
    Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Calory: The quickest way to count calories, track macros, water, and all of your food intake. Get started on the App Store for free. more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: April 13, 2021 – April event, Apple Car rumors appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Chance Miller
  • LG and Magna reportedly ‘very near’ to signing deal for Apple Car production April 13, 2021 11:31 am
    According to a report today from The Korea Times, Apple is apparently close to signing a deal with the joint automotive venture of LG and Magna, currently named “LG Magna e-Powertrain.” The contracts would supposedly see the LG and Magna International venture produce the initial rounds of Apple Car production. Apple is currently expected to introduce its own electric vehicle in 2025 at the earliest. more… The post LG and Magna reportedly ‘very near’ to signing deal for Apple Car production appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Benjamin Mayo
  • German regulator seeks order to stop Facebook from using WhatsApp data April 13, 2021 10:55 am
    WhatsApp has been trying to introduce a new privacy policy for some time that would seemingly give it more freedom to share data with Facebook, its owner. This was meant to start at the beginning of 2021 but was delayed in January, with WhatsApp citing “misinformation causing concern.” more… The post German regulator seeks order to stop Facebook from using WhatsApp data appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Benjamin Mayo
  • Apple @ Work Podcast: Mac backup technology with pCloud April 13, 2021 10:00 am
    In this episode of the Apple @ Work podcast, Bradley is joined by Tunio Zafe from pCloud to talk about their new business backup tool. more… The post Apple @ Work Podcast: Mac backup technology with pCloud appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Bradley Chambers
  • Siri says the next Apple event is on April 20: new iPad Pro expected April 13, 2021 8:22 am
    In a weird revelation, Siri is telling some people that Apple will host its next event on April 20, a week from today. The discovery was first reported by MacRumors. Obviously, this is either a complete mistake or Siri has jumped the gun and Apple will be sending out invites to members of the press shortly. more… The post Siri says the next Apple event is on April 20: new iPad Pro expected appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Benjamin Mayo
  • Another sketchy photo gives us a look at the new spring colors for iPhone 12 MagSafe cases [U] April 13, 2021 4:46 am
    Earlier this month, some rumors began circulating on the web about Apple planning a spring refresh for its accessories lineup. More specifically, the iPhone 12 MagSafe cases are expected to get new colors. Now another sketchy photo gives us a closer look at what these new MagSafe cases should look like. more… The post Another sketchy photo gives us a look at the new spring colors for iPhone 12 MagSafe cases [U] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Filipe Espósito
  • PSA: Some Apple Developer services down due to scheduled maintenance April 13, 2021 3:47 am
    If you’re trying to access some Apple Developer-related services tonight without success, you’re not alone. Apple has confirmed that there’s a scheduled maintenance going on that has affected some parts of the Apple Developer portal. more… The post PSA: Some Apple Developer services down due to scheduled maintenance appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Filipe Espósito
  • Apple shares ‘New Beginnings’ Mac ad aimed at newly admitted college students April 13, 2021 2:07 am
    This evening Apple shared a new ad that’s part of the Behind the Mac campaign, aimed at newly admitted college students. Like Apple’s previous Behind the Mac ads, this one features black and white clips of people interacting with their Macs. In this new ad you can see a series of college students reacting to acceptance letters on their Macs. more… The post Apple shares ‘New Beginnings’ Mac ad aimed at newly admitted college students appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Parker Ortolani
  • Clubhouse user data gets exposed; CEO claims it wasn’t a leak April 13, 2021 12:52 am
    Clubhouse continues to make headlines around the world for another week, but this time with some controversial news. Personal data of 1.3 million users of the audio-based social network was exposed on a popular hacker forum, but the company disagrees that it was a leak. more… The post Clubhouse user data gets exposed; CEO claims it wasn’t a leak appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Filipe Espósito
  • [Update: Maps] Google releases on iOS resume in earnest with Gmail, Search, more April 12, 2021 11:14 pm
    At the start of last month, Google started to release new iOS versions of the YouTube family of applications following a long, unspecified pause. Gmail, Google Calendar, Docs, and other apps were updated today in a seeming return to normal for iPhone and iPad owners.  more… The post [Update: Maps] Google releases on iOS resume in earnest with Gmail, Search, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    9to5Google
  • Pokémon GO has been mistakenly banning multiple iPhone players April 12, 2021 8:42 pm
    Pokémon GO, Niantic and Nintendo’s popular augmented reality game for mobile devices, is now causing troubles for some players. More specifically, iPhone users have been reporting that the game is mistakenly banning players for no reason. more… The post Pokémon GO has been mistakenly banning multiple iPhone players appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Filipe Espósito
  • Concept: Apple TV and HomePod would be a match made in tech heaven, here’s what a mashup could look like April 12, 2021 7:55 pm
    With the latest round of HomePod rumors from Bloomberg comes a particularly big one. Apple is looking to combine the Apple TV and the HomePod into a singular product. They’re also testing ways to incorporate a FaceTime camera into the device for calls in the living room. While our concept imagines what this product might look like, it’s truly a shot in the dark. A product like this might require an entirely new design from Apple rather than some kind of Frankenstein monster made up of different pieces of the HomePod and Apple TV 4K. We tried putting the best of each together to imagine a product that would feel familiar to customers. more… The post Concept: Apple TV and HomePod would be a match made in tech heaven, here’s what a mashup could look like appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Parker Ortolani
  • TikTok’s fate in the US still up in the air as Biden admin extends review deadline to June 11 April 12, 2021 7:35 pm
    The Trump administration was adamant about banning TikTok or forcing a sale to a US company last year, but then multiple deadlines passed without anything happening before the end of 2020. Now after previously pressing pause on the matter, the Biden administration and TikTok say they will take more time to discuss the situation with a new June 11 deadline on further action. more… The post TikTok’s fate in the US still up in the air as Biden admin extends review deadline to June 11 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Michael Potuck
  • Analyst: Apple’s switch to LTPO displays in iPhone 13 will make it the dominant tech by 2023 April 12, 2021 7:05 pm
    A handful of rumors have indicated that this year’s iPhone 13 will use new LTPO display technology to enable ProMotion high-refresh rate. Now, display analyst Ross Young is corroborating this expectation, saying that Apple’s adoption of LTPO will help make it the dominant display technology over the next two years. more… The post Analyst: Apple’s switch to LTPO displays in iPhone 13 will make it the dominant tech by 2023 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Chance Miller
  • Biden admin calls global chip shortage a ‘national security issue’ ahead of summit with manufacturers April 12, 2021 5:21 pm
    After committing to an investigation into the global chip shortage, the Biden administration has called the problem a “national security issue.” Later today it is looking to hear feedback directly from affected companies at a White House Summit as it works on short and long-term solutions. more… The post Biden admin calls global chip shortage a ‘national security issue’ ahead of summit with manufacturers appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Michael Potuck
  • Apple upgraded the security of older iPhone and Apple Watch processors in fall of 2020 April 12, 2021 4:56 pm
    An Apple Support document has revealed that Apple made a very rare change to the production of its A12 and S5 processors last fall. According to the company, Apple upgraded the Secure Enclave in those processors to a second-generation version of the Storage component during the fall of 2020. more… The post Apple upgraded the security of older iPhone and Apple Watch processors in fall of 2020 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Chance Miller
  • Tim Cook: Epic wants to turn the App Store into a ‘flea market’ April 12, 2021 4:39 pm
    As the launch of App Tracking Transparency with iOS 14.5 nears, Apple continues to defend the privacy-preserving feature against backlash. In a new interview with the Toronto Star, Apple CEO Tim Cook discussed App Tracking Transparency, as well as Apple’s ongoing legal battle with Epic Games. more… The post Tim Cook: Epic wants to turn the App Store into a ‘flea market’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Chance Miller
  • Apple says the App Store now supports more than 243,000 jobs in Canada, up 18% year-over-year April 12, 2021 4:07 pm
    Apple has shared a Newsroom post today featuring four Canadian App Store developers as well as highlighting the growth that the platform has seen in the country over the last year. more… The post Apple says the App Store now supports more than 243,000 jobs in Canada, up 18% year-over-year appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Michael Potuck
  • Deals: M1 MacBook Pro $100 off, official iPhone 12 MagSafe Case $24, Beats Flex $40, more April 12, 2021 3:47 pm
    All of today’s best deals kick off with a $100 discount on the M1 MacBook Pro. That’s alongside official Apple iPhone 11/12 cases from $16 and the New Beats Flex Wireless Earphones at $40. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Deals: M1 MacBook Pro $100 off, official iPhone 12 MagSafe Case $24, Beats Flex $40, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Blair Altland
  • Siri backend creator Nuance acquired by Microsoft in $19.7 billion deal April 12, 2021 3:45 pm
    Microsoft has announced today that it is acquiring Nuance Communications, the company that originally built Siri’s backend. With the $19.7 billion deal, Microsoft is looking to advance its AI and cloud capabilities in the healthcare industry – what Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella calls “the most urgent application.” more… The post Siri backend creator Nuance acquired by Microsoft in $19.7 billion deal appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Michael Potuck
  • Apple removes ‘far beyond HDR’ claim for Pro Display XDR after UK ASA complaint April 12, 2021 2:06 pm
    Apple’s marketing for the Pro Display XDR recently went under review by the Advertising Standards Authority in the UK. After looking into several complaints, the authority asked Apple to drop the term “Far beyond HDR,” clarify its P3 wide color range, and also questioned the display’s 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio. Now Apple has updated its website in the UK. more… The post Apple removes ‘far beyond HDR’ claim for Pro Display XDR after UK ASA complaint appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Michael Potuck
  • Apple TV+ Guide: Here are all the Apple TV shows and movies available now April 12, 2021 2:05 pm
    Apple TV+ offers exclusive Apple original TV shows and movies in 4K HDR quality. You can watch across all of your screens and pick up where you left off on any device. Apple TV+ costs $4.99 per month. Here’s every Apple original television show and movie available now on Apple TV+, as well as the latest trailers … more… The post Apple TV+ Guide: Here are all the Apple TV shows and movies available now appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Benjamin Mayo
  • Shipment data suggests Chinese smartphone market has recovered to pre-pandemic levels April 12, 2021 1:51 pm
    Although COVID-19 remains an ongoing concern in many parts of the world, China’s aggressive social distancing and quarantining policies have seen its daily case rates fall below 100 for most of the last year. According to the latest data from the CAICT, the Chinese smartphone market has also now recovered to pre-pandemic levels. more… The post Shipment data suggests Chinese smartphone market has recovered to pre-pandemic levels appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Benjamin Mayo
  • 9to5Mac Daily: April 12, 2021 – Apple TV and HomePod combo rumors, more April 12, 2021 1:04 pm
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    Chance Miller
  • Fake reviews and ratings manipulation continue to plague the App Store charts April 12, 2021 12:19 pm
    With so much focus on the App Store at the moment, Apple’s leading argument is that its App Store review policies offer security and safety for users. However, unscrupulous apps continue to slip through the net and rake in millions from Apple customers before being caught. One of the biggest drivers of these scams is the use of fake reviews to prop up apps that otherwise wouldn’t get a second look. A common pattern for such an App Store scam is to make a very simple app targeting popular search keywords, attach aggressive subscription pricing to it, and make it rise high in search results by faking hundreds of 5-star App Store reviews … more… The post Fake reviews and ratings manipulation continue to plague the App Store charts appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    Benjamin Mayo
  • Google and Apple block NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app update over privacy issues April 12, 2021 12:07 pm
    The UK government is bungling yet another aspect of the pandemic response as it appears Google and Apple have blocked a recent update to the NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app over location sharing issues. more… The post Google and Apple block NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app update over privacy issues appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    9to5Google

 

UI/UX Designer Job in San Francisco for Fortune 100 Company

Citrusbits is looking to fill in a position of UI/UX Designer for a well known company in San Francisco.

Who are you?
Excited about human-centered design
Passionate about pixel perfection
You’ll continually re-evaluate current UIs and identify areas for improvement as part of our Design Team
You’ll produce sketches, flowcharts, mind maps, wireframes, mockups, prototypes and other designs as you iterate toward the best solutions to UI/UX challenges.

Required Skill Set:
BA or BFA in Graphic Design, with a minimum of 2 years work experience in a design-related field, working knowledge of key concepts in web and interactive design
Ability to articulate ideas in a manner that is clearly understood by senior creative and project management staff
Demonstrated proficiency in the formal elements of design, including typography, layout, balance, proportion, rhythm, emphasis and unity
Solid understanding of the technical side of web development, including working knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, iOS and other technologies

Technical Skills
• Ability to deliver design material on target for schedule, budget, and quality
• Knowledge of user centered design processes and methods
• Experience with Omnigraffle/Visio, Axure, Creative Studio, Keynotes, Fireworks, Illustrator, Photoshop;
• Interest in and aptitude for structure, organization, and terminology
• Understanding of usability protocols and methods a plus
• Appreciation of the influence of interactive web technologies (HTML/CSS, DHTML, JavaScript) and industry trends on design
• Ability to coordinate and track user stories, use cases, and design deliverables
• Ability to engender trust and respect of peers and stakeholders.
• Ability to communicate with and understand the needs of non-technical internal clients
• Domain knowledge of networking fundamentals a plus

Education
• Bachelor’s degree in Interaction Design or a related field, or 2 or more years of relevant experience
• Coursework in or familiarity with usability and design principles
• Coursework in or familiarity with software development practices, especially integrating UX into Agile methods
• Specialty in visualization and data management a plus

Job Snapshot:
Contract
Salary is Negotiable so LETS TALK :)

Job Location: San Francisco

 

 

App of The Day “Free Wi-Fi Finder”

Description:

Instantly find FREE Wi-Fi Internet hotspots wherever you are in the world online or offline!
JiWire’s Global FREE Wi-Fi app uses your iPhone’s GPS and network triangulation capabilities to locate free Wi-Fi Internet access.

Citrusbits App of the day 1

Features:

  • Free
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated: Jan 08, 2013
  • Version: 2.9.8
  • Size: 6.3 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: JiWire Inc.
  • ★ Over 145,000 Free locations worldwide
    ★ “Near me” search based on your current location
    ★ Search specific geographic regions
    ★ Filter by location type (Cafe, Library, etc..)
    ★ Phone numbers and address info
    ★ Bookmark your favorite locationsNew locations are added on a daily basis, so you always have the latest hotspot data at your fingertips.

Citrusbits App of the day 2

Compatibility:

Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

More details on Enterprise App Developers San Francisco

THE PREREQUISITE STEPS TO SOLVE ORGANIZATIONAL MISCOMMUNICATION: HOW TO USE A MOBILE APP TO CREATE THE COHERENCE

Ever wonder how to make a flawless and quick communication network inside the organization?

Companies always try to be smart. They improve efficiency, customer service and response time… Because to prove the point that they are the best!

Organizational Communication structure defines how effectively they are capable to perform the job they are offering. Companies strive to do the best — They setup CRM systems, hire professionals, educate employees, arrange seminars and motivate team to do one thing…

That’s to Perform Better.

Have you watched White Collar, an American TV Series, on USA Network?

The character of Neal Caffrey, a con-turned-FBI-Consultant remains ahead of his team members, because he foresees the possibilities, plans for them and goes to test them…

And he gets through pursuing his own ways.

The point is, you have to ready and right on the toes to get things done, even before they don’t seem to popping up any sort of issue.

Prerequisite Steps and Solving Organizational Miscommunication

Prerequisite steps are those moves which are needed to taken prior to the actual appearance of something related or actionable.

The control over the process and understanding of requirements are those factors that make any system smooth — When this system doesn’t remain smooth by any reason, it causes troubles. To avoid those troubles prerequisite steps create a space which ensures minimum or zero damage.

Step #1: Identification of the Space

Understanding the situation matters a lot. An organizational cognitive process can’t be accurate if there isn’t a coherence among each other.

Identification of space means knowing the area which could be lacking in the coming days.

Ever wondered why Companies prefer task management systems like TaskWorldHitask and Producteev?

Because they want to narrow down the errors that cause due to the lack of communication. Hence, it seems that utilization of quick messaging, task and file sharing, notices creation and a collaborative team work can make a huge difference.

Citrusbits. developed an iOS app for iPhone and iPad, it’s called Shipey. It helps people to hire the contractor easily to move your stuff from one place to another. Hasn’t it been a hassle to shift the bed, couch, refrigerator and other things?

Shipey is the solution. It gets you the right company to come at your door step and get your shifting done within no time. Well, Shipey looks a great idea, it makes anyone with a sizeable vehicle to turn himself into the driver to shift the stuff and get the cut.

Why did actually the Founder of Shipey think that way?

Why did Shipey born?

It came out, because was an empty space. People always move their stuff, people always shift their home.

Once you find out the lacking point, when you fix it, you’d have a better chance to make it an opportunity to make it big.

Step #2: Finding the Loop Holes

One of the important tasks would be prior lookup for the possible loop holes that can be nailed down before they appear and stem into couple of more issues.

Cogxia, is an upcoming Social Meetup and Networking app, being released soon on Android. The maker/makers probably know a lot about LINE and WeChat. It’s more than just a social app or dating app, it comes with a different approach that encircles the like-mindedness, locality, privacy and connectivity.

When you already know the problem (which might be the competition), you probably get a chance to make your arsenal ready for the big fight. From finding the lacking points to adding the extra features(which aren’t offered by the competition) everything makes you ahead of them. When you’re fixing the problems or giving something awesome, remember, in either case you stay ahead.

Step #3: Writing up the Solutions

Thinking out of the box makes us stand out in the crowd. We see every about on social networking and community apps like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and others about following.

When Citrus Inc. developed the Thinkabout iOS app for iPhone and iPad, it turned out to be a unique connectivity app. Tap and let others know that you’re thinking about them.

George D Bishop mentioned ‘Robert Sternberg’ in his article and quoted the reference of Sternberg’s statement on Innovation. “Creativity is, in large part, a decision that people make”, said Robert Sternberg.

So, it’s all about finding the solutions.

Giving something that has to occur yet.

Using the Mobile Apps to Create the Coherence

Speaking of Innovation, foreseeing becomes a vital credential to meet the requirement, to fight the chaos, and to enlighten the darkest part.

When it comes to solving the problems and assisting the employees or peers, not only task management softwares can help you out, but mobile apps can also going to make a huge difference.

Coherence defines how quick, reliable and effective any organization’s hierarchical structure is. Making an official Mobile App or multiple smartphone apps for various platforms/departments might help many multi-national firms.

3 Reasons Why Mobile Apps are Essential for Communication

  1. Easily Useable

Mobile apps aren’t any rocket science. Anyone with an iPhone or Android phone can use the Smartphone app. When an organization’s Smartphone app would create a link between department to department or employee to employee, it would certainly be a handy thing.

  1. Simple to Access

Accessibility might be an issue inside the organization. There are always files, pictures, worksheets that need to be floated and transferred from desk to desk. In fact, mobile app of any organization provides an access to the information and resources to limited or all employees inside the organization.

  1. Increase the Efficiency

Efficiency has always been considered as important element, and it would be, no matter what. Smartphone apps certainly increase the efficiency of the organizational structure. From communication to notifications, file sharing to messages and data transfer to social networking, there are lots of things which can be achieved through the branded Smartphone app of your organization.

Enterprise Mobile App Developers in California

Free Mobile App Development

The procedure to create an iPhone application is not as hard or as straightforward as one may think. Like cooking, there is a bit of a methodology involved in “cooking” up an application. This article surely isn’t about your style of cooking, but about the general steps to make your iPhone App idea a reality.

Making an application isn’t altogether free, so it is essential to know in advance that, sooner or later in this procedure, you will be spending  US$99. Likewise, it is vital to know in advance that you will need to utilize a Mac sooner or later, and will need to utilize particular Mac-happy code to make your application.

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So now lets start and move step by step:

Step One: Unique App Idea

Since you know there are millions of apps out there already so why would anybody need to utilize your app? Why would they pay cash for it  in the case you are going to charge? So it is all about a unique idea to make an app a success. Make sure there aren’t so many different applications available to do the same as you are proposing.  If you think that the app you are going to create will do better than the other apps already exist,  make sure you have analyzed thoroughly. Jot down the idea on a paper or draw it on a machine.

Step Two: Get a Mac

The iPhone is an Apple gadget and uses a variety of the Mac OS. As for now the iPhone app building tools are only available for Mac users, although there are some possibilities of designing in jail break mode of a computer but to submit your app to the App store you eventually need a Mac. If you can’t afford a Mac you can use Mac mini which is relatively cheaper.

Step Three: Becoming an official Apple Developer

You need to register as an Apple Developer to work with Mac tools. There are no charges for registration. You simply have to give them your information and agree to their terms and conditions. Once you are registered you can use the same ID and Password for your iTunes Accounts and you can develop an app for any of the Mac Products.

Step Four: Software Development Kit (SDK) for iPhone

Once you registered to Apple and become an official Apple Developer,  you need to download the software development kit for iPhone.  The version of SDK you need to download  depends upon the Operating System you are currently using. This download is very large because it comes with all sorts of documentation, sample codes, and all sorts of things you will be glad to have later on. So it can take few hours.

Step Five: X Code

In case you don’t have XCode already, download it now. As described by Apple Inc, This code is a complete, full featured  IDE assembled around a smooth work process that integrates the editing of source code, with the build and compile steps, through to a graphical debugging experience – all without leaving the view of your source code.”  This is too a huge download.

Step Six: Start Developing Your App with the Templates Given in SDK

After drawing your application out on a paper or in Photoshop, you can start designing it with the templates given in the Software Development Kit. There is a great number of templates available to choose from. This is where the time you spent on downloading SDK will give you a huge benefit. There are a lot of tutorials and video clips available on the internet on how to use these templates effectively or you can contact Citrusbits, An iPhone App Development Company in San Francisco. They have a great and helpful team to walk you through the whole app development process.

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Step Seven: Objective-C For Cocoa

It would be a great thing if  you love programming languages, because you are going to like Objective C. But if you don’t know how to write a code you can get stuck here and you will need help from a  friend who is a programmer or you have to hire someone. Here again I would mention that Citrusbits iPhone App Developer in San Francisco and Los Angeles can help you out.

Step 8: Program Your App In Objective-C

Once you are able to understand the basics of Objective-C or possibly know how to answer programming inquiries, you are prepared to program your application. It will help you to take screenshots of what you do along  so you can remember what you have tried. Some of the applications can take simply a couple of hours to program while others may consume several months, depends upon how much detail you want.

Step 9: Testing the App

The SDK accompanies a great iPhone Simulator. You will need to load up your application and do your own testing. You must attempt to work out as many bugs as you could and think about all the possible way a user can use your application.

Step 10: Host Your Ready App

As I have already told you that you would need some money to spend while developing an iPhone App. So this is the point. Loading an App to Apple Store costs a one time fee of US$99. There is no way out to this fee but you can earn back many times more to this amount if your app is a success.

Step 11:  Testing

After paying  your fee,  others in app community will be app to test your app for final bugs. Testing an app is not less than having fun. Testing process can take some time depends upon the complexity and nature of your application.

Step 12: Submitting Your iPhone App for Approval

Once the testing is complete and you work out all the bugs and errors, your app is ready to be submitted to iTunes for approval. You can upload the app from community and have to be patient because it can take some time for your app to be approved.

Step 13: Monetization

You have to check the traffic if you created a free iPhone Application and for a paid app watch for money. If you want to avoid all this hassle you can simply contact Citrusbits iPhone App Development Company based in San Francisco and Los Angeles and they will walk you through the entire app development cycle from idea->development->app store -> monetization.

Samsung, Apple retain global smartphone lead in Q3 as Xiaomi rockets into third

Samsung remained at the top of IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker for the quarter ending September, shipping 78.1 million units for a 23.8 percent marketshare, but the result represents an 8.5 percent decline from the same time last year. By contrast, the Korean electronics giant moved 85 million in the third quarter of 2013.

Coming in second was Apple, which already announced a record-breaking quarter earlier this month with sales reaching 39.27 million iPhones for the three-month period, up 16.1 percent from the year prior. Applied to the worldwide market, IDC says Apple’s smartphone accounted for 12 percent of the total, down slightly from 12.9 percent in 2013.

“Despite rumors of a slowing market, smartphone shipments continue to see record-setting volumes,” said IDC program director Ryan Reith. “We’ve finally reached a point where most developed markets are experiencing single-digit growth while emerging markets are still growing at more than 30% collectively. In these markets, smartphone price points are making mobile computing possible where we once expected feature phones to remain dominant. This is great news for overall volumes, but the challenge has now become how to make money on devices that are quickly becoming commodity products. Outside of Apple, many are struggling to do this.”

The note pointed out that Apple’s older iPhone 5s and 5C models contributed to a bulk of the company’s sales, despite most attention being paid to the latest iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

The big story this quarter came out of Asia, with upstart Xiaomi posting a year-over-year change of 211.3 percent to end the quarter with 17.3 million units shipped, up from 5.6 million last year. The manufacturer known for its budget-friendly phones jumped from a 2.1 percent marketshare in quarter three of 2013 to 5.3 percent by the period ending in September.

Fellow Asian firms Lenovo and LG came in fourth and fifth with 16.9 million and 16.8 million smartphones shipped, respectively. The result is unchanged from 2013, though each company bumped their share of the market by 5 percent.

No longer in the top five is Huawei, which previously sat in the No. 3 spot behind Apple as recently as the second quarter of 2014.

Overall, IDC saw a total of 327.6 million smartphone shipments and sales in quarter three, accounting for a 25.2 percent increase from the same time last year.

MCX defends CurrentC against Apple Pay controversy, says sensitive customer data is saved in the cloud

MCX posted a new blog post on Wednesday entitled “Answers to Your Questions,” in which CEO Dekkers Davidson promoted his company’s forthcoming CurrentC mobile payment service. A number of major retailers are partners in the program, and the contract forbids them from using alternative mobile payment services like Apple Pay.

But while CurrentC is an exclusive program, retailers who wish to stop working with MCX do not pay any fines, Davidson said. He also touted “key benefits” of the system, such as cross-platform compatibility, and the ability to integrate coupons, loyalty cards and payment methods into one “seamless transaction.”

Davidson also addressed concerns about consumer privacy and data security, particularly considering the service taps directly into users’ bank accounts rather than using credit cards. The CEO said that MCX will not store sensitive customer data within the application, and will instead save it on a “secure cloud-hosted network.”

“Removing this sensitive information from the mobile device significantly lowers the risk of it being inappropriately disclosed in a case that the mobile device is hacked, stolen or otherwise compromised,” Davidson wrote.

As for collection of consumer data, the MCX chief executive said users will be able to “make informed decisions” about their personal data through a privacy dashboard in the CurrentC mobile application. CurrentC will also comply with privacy laws required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA.

“CurrentC does not collect any information from any other apps, or health information stored in the mobile device,” Davidson said. The CEO also included a link to the CurrentC privacy policy, but as of Wednesday morning the page was broken, returning a 404 error.

MCX has found itself under fire after merchant partners Rite Aid and CVS began declining Apple Pay and Google Wallet NFC-based transactions this past weekend. Other MCX partners, including Walmart and Best Buy, have already announced they will not support Apple Pay.

The CurrentC payment system from MCX is set to roll out in 2015, and it relies on unique QR codes that are presented upon checkout. Unlike Apple Pay, which allows users to simply place their iPhone within proximity of a compatible terminal and authorize the purchase with their fingerprint, CurrentC requires users to unlock their device, launch the application, and have a retail employee scan the QR code displayed on their device.

The consortium is looking to bypass credit card network fees by linking directly to customers’ bank accounts, which has raised some security concerns amongst critics. Apple’s system instead works with existing credit card providers, allowing users to continue to receive the same points, benefits and rewards when completing transactions via their iPhone.

In addition to avoiding swipe fees, CurrentC enables purchase tracking and processing for loyalty programs, coupons and special offers to further boost MCX merchant sales.

Apple Pay launched on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus last week, and users activated more than one million cards in the first 72 hours of availability. That means within just three days, Apple Pay became the largest contactless payments service in the U.S., outpacing services like Google Wallet which have been on the market for years.