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[Tue Mar 19th 12:29 am] Netflix won’t take part in Apple’s upgraded TV app


We’re just a week away from the expected announcement of Apple’s streaming video service...


[Tue Mar 19th 12:14 am] Netflix says it won’t be a part of Apple’s upgraded TV app, analysts still skeptical of Apple’s plans


We’re just a week away from the expected announcement of Apple’s streaming video service. While details are still sparse, a report earlier today listed five TV shows that have already wrapped sho...


[Tue Mar 19th 12:13 am] Netflix Won’t Be Part of Apple’s Video Service, Confirms CEO Reed Hastings


Netflix CEO Reed Hastings confirmed at a press event in Los Angeles Monday that his company won’t be taking part in Apple’s upcoming video service. “Apple is a great company,” Hastings said. H...


[Tue Mar 19th 12:10 am] Apple’s original content: Free to owners of Apple devices


When buying a Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, etc. gets you access to FREE exclusive hit series and other content...


[Tue Mar 19th 12:00 am] Goodbye, iPhone SE; Hello, iPhone Air


Allow me to wiggle out on the proverbial limb and make a prediction. iPhone SE is dead. That’s too bad because many iPhone customers want a phone that fits in their hands and pockets. What was not t...


[11:00 pm] Folding iPhone concept video mixes rumors and dreams


Apple is at least exploring the possibility of making a folding iPhone, and artists have been playing around with designs as well. Today we have a concept video showing a flexible iOS model that also...


[11:00 pm] Apple’s iPad Line Is Now More Confusing


Apple has this interesting practice of using a handful of features to differentiate parts of each product line. For the Mac, it’s SSD storage and CPU. For iPhone, look at CPU, display quality, camer...


[10:42 pm] Apple ceases iOS 12.1.3 code signing following iOS 12.1.4 release


Apple on Monday stopped signing iOS 12.1.3 code after the release of iOS 12.1.4, a routine process that ensures iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners are running the latest version of the oper...


[10:27 pm] iPad Air vs. Pro vs. mini: Which one’s right for you?


Apple today added two new iPads to its lineup while dropping the 10.5-inch iPad Pro released in 2017. It now offers five different tablets, each of which has its own advantages. So how do you choose t...


[10:18 pm] Apple stops signing iOS 12.1.3 following last month’s release of iOS 12.1.4


Apple today has stopped signing iOS 12.1.3, which means it is no longer possible to downgrade from iOS 12.1.4. iOS 12.1.4 was released last month to resolve the FaceTime eavesdropping bug. The post...


[10:10 pm] 2 Good Ideas For A New Mac Keyboard


Love ’em or hate ‘me, keyboards on the Mac are here to stay, right? Right? Maybe. About four of every five Macs are notebooks and they come with built-in keyboards designed to satisfy all customer...


[10:03 pm] New iPad Air and iPad Mini Released


Apple has released two new hardware updates to the iPad lineup; a new iPad Air 10.5″ model, and an updated iPad mini 7.9″ model. The new iPad models will be appealing to many users for differing r...


[10:00 pm] Which iPad should you buy? Here’s how the new iPad Air compares to the rest of the lineup


Apple released the new iPad Air and iPad mini today with a variety of improvements including processor updates, Apple Pencil support, and more. Read on for how the latest iPad models compare to the e...


[9:46 pm] IDC: Apple Watch will account for 27.5% of all smartwatches in 2023


The worldwide market for wearable devices, now inclusive of wireless headphones with smart assistants...


[9:32 pm] Peeling off chunks of a pineapple is a thing now and everyone is freaking out


A video of a person peeling off chunks of a pineapple went viral when it was shared to Twitter. For the trick to work, the pineapple has to be ripe.        


[9:30 pm] 3 pieces of hot Apple hardware we’re still waiting for


Apple surprised everyone by launching two iPad models this morning. But there’s has been plenty of evidence that the company is about to release three more products that haven’t yet seen the light...


[9:15 pm] Beware the Magnets – Mac Geek Gab 753


You want Cool Stuff Found? You want to know how to uninstall apps properly? What about the dangers of disabling SIP? John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton, your two favorite geeks, come together to answer a...


[9:13 pm] The Three Eras of the Apple Retail Stores


At ZDNet, Chris Matyszczyk, recounts his discussion with a former Apple store manager. Described are the three eras of the Apple retail stores, starting with the “golden age” under SVP Ron Johnson...


[8:59 pm] Aramark Uses iOS Business Chat in Cleveland


Aramark and the Cleveland Cavaliers teamed up with Apple’s Business Chat to let fans order drinks from their seats in the Quicken Loans arena.


[8:59 pm] Quicken Loans Arena integrating Apple Business Chat for in-seat drink orders


Last summer, Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia began testing Apple’s Business Chat platform as way to handle beer and other drink orders during games. That test is now expanding to Cleveland, wher...


[8:42 pm] Syncing Trello and Todoist to Boost Productivity


Trello and Todoist are key tools in lots of people’s productivity armoury, but it is not obvious how they can best work together.


[8:30 pm] Golden Apple Surprises Three High School Teachers with Prestigious Award for Excellence in Teaching


CHICAGO, March 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Golden Apple, a leading Illinois nonprofit committed to recognizing exemplary educators and developing future educators, today surprised three high school teach...


[8:24 pm] Apple Set to Role Out Red Carpet for Hollywood Stars at March 25 Event


LONDON- Apple’s March 25th “It’s Showtime” event looks like it is going to be a bit different from normal tech-company shows. The Times of London reported that Hollywood A-Listers like Jenni...


[8:24 pm] Apple unveils new iPads ahead of streaming service launch


Apple, in a surprise move on Monday, launched a new 10.5-inch iPad Air and updated its iPad Mini ahead of a March 25 event where it is expected to launch a television and video service. So far in its...


[8:15 pm] New iPads support cheaper Apple Pencil alternative


A highlight of the newly announced iPad Air 3 and iPad mini 5 is support for the original Apple Pencil. But these new tablets can also be used with the Logitech Crayon. This has a lower price than App...


[7:58 pm] What it is Like When a Massive Accidental Data Breach is Your Responsibility


In June 2018, Steve Hardigree awoke to find that his marketing firm, Exactis, was at the centre of a massive data leak. In fact, his company had accidentally exposed the personal records of almost eve...


[7:52 pm] TMO Background Mode Interview #4 with Tidbits Managing Editor Josh Centers


Josh Centers is the Managing Editor of Tidbits.com and has published several Take Control (TC) books. He’s the author of Take Control of Apple TV and Take Control of Home Automation. He’s been wri...


[7:46 pm] Beta 6 of iOS 12.2 & macOS 10.14.4 Available for Testing


Apple has released the sixth beta version of MacOS Mojave 10.14.4 and iOS 12.2 for users engaged in the beta testing programs for Apple system software. Both developer beta and public beta builds are...


[7:42 pm] ∞ Inside Game of Thrones: a story in stunts


h"We burn more people than anyone else!" He said gleefully.


[7:40 pm] Just in time for March Madness, PlayStation Vue app delivers multi-view on Apple TV with up to four live channels on one screen


This comes just in time for NCAA March Madness, so you can keep an eye on all the action or mix and match live games...


[7:37 pm] Apple’s Video Streaming Plans: Key Open Questions


Apple is expected to give a glimpse of its upcoming video streaming service at an event on its Cupertino, California-based campus on March 25. Reports over the past year have trickled out hinting at w...


[7:36 pm] Large Apple Watch Survey Shows Device Does Detect Irregular Heart Beats


There have been a number of amazing stories about how an Apple Watch alerted users to a heart condition, saving their life. Results from a large Apple-funded study, presented Saturday at a meeting of...


[7:34 pm] Meditab Health Tech Company Data Leak


California company Meditab, which makes medical records software for hospitals, doctor’s offices, and pharmacies, exposed data on a server without a password (via TechCrunch). [Apple Health Records...


[7:31 pm] IDC: Apple Watch to ‘undoubtedly lead the way’ as the wearables industry grows 15% in 2019


IDC is out today with its forecast for the wearables industry in 2019, predicting continued double-digit growth. According to IDC, the worldwide wearables market will grow 15.3 percent in 2019 to 198...


[7:02 pm] Analyst: Apple is planning to give billions of video content away for free


To-date, Apple has announced 25 shows in development with what we believe is a video service launched planned for mid-2019...


[7:00 pm] Apple Watch forecast to hit 27.5 percent of all smartwatches by 2023


The Apple Watch has become so popular as a wearable that it could account for 27.5 percent of all smartwatches of any kind in 2023, research firm IDC argued on Monday.


[6:58 pm] Slowing iPhone Sales Prompting Far East Suppliers to Look Elsewhere for Business


Major Apple suppliers and manufacturers are having to look for business elsewhere after a slump in iPhone sales.


[6:48 pm] Apple’s Latest Privacy Ad is Relatable to Everyone


Writing for ZDNet, Chris Matyszczyk thinks Apple’s latest privacy ad is a joke. He was expecting a serious message about privacy and thinks the video was too superficial. We’re offered scenes from...


[6:39 pm] New iPad, iPad mini, Current Apple Lineup – TMO Daily Observations 2019-03-18


Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to talk about Apple’s new iPad Air/iPad mini announcements, and how they fit in.


[6:38 pm] Oprah, Brie, Snoopy and Jen: Here's a list of the Apple TV shows and movies coming soon


Apple signs major stars like Oprah, 'Peanuts,' Chris Evans and more in big push for new streaming service        


[6:30 pm] Leather Smart Cover makes a comeback with new iPads


Apple just took the wraps off fresh accessories for the tablets it unveiled this morning. There are cases in a variety of colors for both the new iPad Air and iPad mini.  There’s also a leather cov...


[6:24 pm] Your Phone Number Shouldn’t Be Your Identity


Brian Krebs wrote a good article on how our phone numbers have become security and authentication tools, and thus closely tied to our identity. But there’s a problem with that. Phone numbers stink f...


[6:22 pm] Best Google Home add-ons and accessories


These mostly inexpensive gadgets can make Google Home smart speakers even better.


[6:15 pm] iPhone XS Max finally loses in speed test


The iPhone XS Max absolutely crushed every competing smartphone in real-world speed tests since it came out, but it looks like its reign may be over. In a new speed test pitting the iPhone XS Max agai...


[6:09 pm] Which Styli Are Compatible With the New iPads?


Which styli are they compatible with the new iPads? Andrew does some research to find out.


[6:05 pm] [Sponsor] GravityView: Don’t Write Code. Blow Minds.


Use WordPress? GravityView is the solution your WordPress clients need. Your clients have custom workflows and the need to manage form submissions. GravityView makes this easy. “If you are tryi...


[6:00 pm] Here’s Why You Should Be Buying Certified Refurbished Apple Devices


Apple products aren’t cheap and the company rarely offers deals or discounts on its devices. That’s why you should be aware of, and take advantage of, any savings on Apple devices that you can get...


[6:00 pm] Pro tip: Roll your own USB-C-to-Lightning cable today


Snap an Apple microUSB-to-Lightning adapter onto any old USB-C-to-microUSB cable, and you can charge your iPhone from your iPad. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


[5:50 pm] Charge up to 4 Devices with USB, USB-C, Qi Wireless Charging: $38.24


We have a cool device for today’s deal, the GOSPACE SuperCharger. It can charge up to four devices at once, with two USB charging ports, a USB-C charging port, and built-in Qi wireless charging. It...


[5:49 pm] Apple Champs-Élysées escapes damage during ‘yellow vest’ vandalism rampage


It is meant to be one of the world’s most elegant streets...


[5:47 pm] iOS 12.2 inches closer to launch with sixth beta


Apple is back with an all-new iOS 12.2 beta for developers, just one week after the iPhone-maker released iOS 12.2 beta 5 into the wild. iOS 12.2 beta 6 could be the last beta build Apple puts out bef...


[5:47 pm] Worldline Enables Apple Pay Support In Germany; Khalti Rolls Out eTicketing Feature


Welcome to The Axis, your late look at payments news from around the world. Coverage includes Wordline’s support of Google Pay and Apple Pay through its payment terminals in Germany. Singapore’s...


[5:41 pm] PlayStation Vue for Apple TV now lets you watch up to four live channels at once


PlayStation announced today that it is adding support for multi-view to its PS Vue app for Apple TV. This feature, previously exclusive to PlayStation 4, allows users to watch up to four live channel...


[5:39 pm] Facebook Can’t Find Enough Local News for its Platform


Facebook is in a bit of a dilemma when it comes to news. Back in November it launched a feature called Today In, which would give people local news in their area. But the company is having trouble fil...


[5:34 pm] How Apple is about to improve iWork


Many enterprise users will be interested to learn that Apple has introduced significantly faster iPad mini and iPad air models – they may also be interested to learn about new features the compan...


[5:27 pm] Latest folding iPhone concept offers detailed imagination of the ‘iPhone X Fold’ [Gallery]


Amid the influx of foldable Android smartphones from the likes of Samsung and Huawei, several designers have attempted to imagine what a foldable iPhone might one day look like. Today, a new concept...


[5:22 pm] Landmark Apple Watch Heart Study Is "Not a Gold Rush," Says Cardiologist


In November, Ed Dentel was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation by his Apple Watch. The Virginia man wasn’t shy about saying that his wearable saved his life. But was Dentel’s case was a fluke, or a...


[5:14 pm] With no simulators ready, 737 Max pilots trained on iPads


The iPad has replaced the bulky flight manuals airline pilots lugged from gate to gate. But should it be used to train pilots on how to fly new aircraft? Aviation officials will pursue this question a...


[5:09 pm] Apple posts sixth developer betas of macOS 10.14.4, iOS 12.2, tvOS 12.2, watchOS 5.2


Apple has released the sixth developer betas of macOS 10.14.4, iOS 12.2, tvOS 12.2, and watchOS 5.2.  Registered developers can download the betas via Apple’s developer portal (https://developer.ap...


[5:06 pm] This $23 Charging Hub Includes Quick Charge 3.0, Which Is More Useful For iPhones Than You May Think


This six-port USB charging hub doesn’t have USB-C like some others we’ve seen, but it does include a Quick Charge 3.0 port. That can charge certain Android phones more quickly, obviously, but what...


[5:04 pm] Apple deploys sixth developer betas of iOS 12.2, tvOS 12.2, watchOS 5.2, and macOS 10.14.4


Apple is quickening the release schedule for its developer betas, with the sixth beta versions of iOS 12.2, tvOS 12.2, watchOS 5.2, and macOS 10.14.4 available to download for testing.


[5:01 pm] Uh, for whom is Apple’s new iPad mini intended?


The iPad mini has long had a rather odd position in the model lineup...


[5:01 pm] Tired of waiting on new AirPods? Here’s three low cost alternatives


With AirPods seemingly in a holding pattern and a 2019 launch inevitable but unconfirmed, there’s growing interest in looking at alternatives to Apple’s in-house earbuds. We’ve looked at a numb...


[5:00 pm] How to Transfer Photos from Your iPhone to Your Mac or PC


iPhones have proven themselves to be amazing cameras for basically any level of photographer. But storage space on an iPhone is finite, and all of those photos can quickly take up more room than you t...


[4:40 pm] Apple launches Smart Covers for new iPad Air and iPad mini including return of leather options


Along with the launch of the new iPad Air and iPad mini today, Apple has updated a few of its accessories including the Smart Cover and iPad Pro Smart Folio. The post Apple launches Smart Covers fo...


[4:36 pm] PlayStation Vue now lets you watch four channels at once on Apple TV


Sony is bringing PlayStation Vue’s multi-view feature, which lets users view several channels at once, to the Apple TV today. Until now, multi-view has only worked on the company’s own PlayS...


[4:32 pm] Apple updates iPad Mini and iPad Air video - CNET


After years of ignoring the smallest iPad, Apple packs lots of power into a new model. Also, the iPad Air grows to 10.5 inches.


[4:30 pm] 10.5-inch iPad Pro killed off by new iPad Air


The 10.5-inch iPad Pro has been removed from the Apple Online Store following the introduction of the new iPad Air. Apple’s newest slate combines the same 10.5-inch screen with its fastest A12 Bioni...


[4:29 pm] Apple VP of Health elaborates on Heart Study results, explains how Apple Watch tries to prevent false positives


Over the weekend, Apple and Stanford Medicine published the full results from the Apple Watch Heart Study. In conjunction with that publication, Apple’s VP of Health Dr. Sumbul Desai has offered ad...


[4:14 pm] Apple releasing sixth iOS 12.2 developer beta today


Apple is releasing iOS 12.2 beta 6 for iPhone and iPad today. The latest beta update should be released over-the-air at the top of the hour. Apple will also likely release the sixth beta versions of...


[4:12 pm] Moby’s latest album is an exclusive to top iOS meditation app


Music exclusives are nothing unusual when it comes to streaming music services, such as Tidal and Apple Music. But electronic music legend Moby has thought different with his approach to releasing his...


[4:09 pm] Apple iPad Air (2019) vs iPad 9.7 (2018): Which should you buy?


Apple recently updated its iPad family with an iPad mini 5, alongside a new 10.5-inch iPad that will sit above the iPad 9.7 and below the iPad Pro line.The


[4:02 pm] Apple closes in on a killer use-case for wearables


The latest data from Apple’s study with Stanford University is encouraging and represents a step closer...


[4:02 pm] Apple closes in on a killer user-case for wearables


The latest data from Apple’s study with Stanford University is encouraging and represents a step closer...


[3:44 pm] How to set up emergency location sharing on Android and iOS


Smartphones are spectacular for snapping photos, scanning the news, and sending messages, but they can also be literal lifesavers if you take the time to set them up before the need arises. Both...


[3:41 pm] Grab three TP-Link Kasa smart Wi-Fi light switches to control from anywhere with this $43 discount


Controlla. B&H has the three-pack of TP-Link Kasa smart Wi-Fi light switches on sale for $56.99 today. Just one of these switches usually goes for around $30 on average at Amazon. This deal beats o...


[3:21 pm] iPhone XS Max finally loses a speed test to a Samsung flagship, the Galaxy S10+


Over the last four years, iPhone has consistently beaten out Samsung’s flagship smartphones in speeds tests. Now, YouTuber PhoneBuff has put the new Galaxy S10+ up against the iPhone XS Max and it...


[3:15 pm] Apple suppliers like Largan & TSMC turn elsewhere in wake of weak iPhone sales


A number of Apple suppliers such as Largan and TSMC are diversifying orders amid declining iPhone sales, a supply chain report claimed on Monday.


[3:07 pm] 9to5Mac Daily: March 18, 2019


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


[2:57 pm] iWork update will make Apple Pencil even more useful


Apple’s iWork suite of apps for iOS is getting an upgrade, making it more suited for use with the Apple Pencil. iWork apps include Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, all of which are available as a free d...


[2:54 pm] Apple resurrects the Air and updates the mini, but the iPad lineup has the same old problems


Apple is going retro with its new iPad lineup. Ahead of next week’s “Show time” event where we expect Apple to introduce a brand-new video streaming service, Apple has unveiled two new iPad...


[2:52 pm] Apple Launches New 10.5-inch iPad Air, Fifth-Generation iPad Mini


A week ahead of the company’s It’s Show Time event, Apple has quietly unveiled the much-anticipated updates to its non-Pro iPad lineup, surprising many with a new 10.5-inch “iPad Air” rather t...


[2:47 pm] Apple’s new iPad mini and iPad Air both support the Logitech Crayon


Apple announced two new iPads this morning, finally updating the iPad mini and bridging the gap between its entry-level and high-end models with a new iPad Air. For the first time, both new product l...


[2:33 pm] YouTube says one copy of NZ shooting video uploaded every second, describes its response


YouTube says that in the hours after the terrorist attack in New Zealand, people were uploading copies of the shooter’s live-streamed video footage at the rate of one copy every second. Facebook sa...


[2:28 pm] Foldable, 5G phones make your $1,000 Android or iPhone seem almost reasonable - CNET


The price ceiling on phones just keeps getting higher.


[2:21 pm] Brexit Might Disrupt UK Delivery of New iPad Airs and Minis


UK delivery of new iPad Airs and Minis could be disrupted – they are set to arrive in the UK at the same time as the country leaves the EU.


[2:14 pm] Apple unveils new 10.5-inch iPad Air and iPad mini with Apple Pencil support


Apple has unveiled two new iPads ahead of its event scheduled for March 25.


[2:00 pm] Stanford Medicine Releases Results of Apple Heart Study


For a little over a year now, Apple has been conducting a heart health study in partnership with Stanford University’s School of Medicine in order to determine the accuracy and application for the h...


[1:52 pm] Comment: It seems as if Apple doesn’t know who the new iPad mini is for


The iPad mini has long had a rather odd position in the model lineup, but things got weirder still with the new iPad mini launched today. The smallest iPad in the line-up originally had to try to sat...


[1:52 pm] WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton renews call for users to delete Facebook


WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton defended his decision to sell his company to Facebook, but...


[1:52 pm] New Yesway Green Apple Jones® Soda Is Here!


DES MOINES, Iowa, March 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesway, the fast growing and innovative convenience store chain with locations in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Nebraska, New Mexico, South...


[1:47 pm] Apple launches new iPad Air, gives iPad Mini a refresh one week before streaming event


Apple may be holding an event on March 25, but that doesn't mean the company will need to wait until then to reveal new gadgets.        


[1:47 pm] Apple launches new iPad Air, gives iPad Mini a refresh one week before streaming event


Apple may be holding an event on March 25, but that doesn't mean the company will need to wait until then to reveal new gadgets.        


[1:42 pm] Apple rolls out new Smart Covers for 2019 iPad Air & Mini models


Capitalizing on the launch of new iPad Air and Mini tablets, Apple on Monday released matching Smart Covers in varying colors and materials.


[1:38 pm] Apple removes 10.5-inch iPad Pro from online store following iPad Air launch


Apple has quietly retired the 10.5-inch version of the iPad Pro as part of its iPad shakeup, following the launch of the 10.5-inch iPad Air, a move that now leaves the 11-inch and 12.9-inch...


[1:30 pm] Get Corel’s pro digital art Mac app at a massive discount [Deals]


Creating great digital art requires great tools, and a few graphic design apps. Unfortunately that also means spending a ton of money. So this deal on one of the best industry-standard Mac apps is a c...


[1:22 pm] Mail Archiver 5.0 for macOS adds support for encrypting archives, more


Moth Software has announced Mail Archiver X 5.0 for macOS, a feature update to their app designed as a companion to a user’s email application. It allows consolidation, archiving, and permanent stor...


[1:12 pm] Massive study proves Apple Watch could save your life


Stanford scientists have declared that the Apple Watch is capable of safely identifying the heart rate irregularities known as atrial fibrillation. This is a big step in the Apple Watch being taken se...


[1:08 pm] Apple Pencil Now Eligible for AppleCare+ Even Without Being Purchased Alongside an iPad


Effective today, the Apple Pencil no longer needs to be purchased at the same time as an iPad to be eligible for AppleCare+ coverage, according to an announcement shared with Apple Stores and Apple Au...


[1:03 pm] Apple finally updates the iPad Mini and iPad Air after 3.5 years


With little fanfare, Apple today announced major (and, dare I say, long overdue) updates to the iPad Mini and the iPad Air. The iPad Air is perhaps the most surprising of the lot. Apple officially dis...


[1:02 pm] Seattle Times: ‘Flawed Analysis, Failed Oversight: How Boeing, FAA Certified the Suspect 737 Max Flight Control System’


Dominic Gates, reporting for The Seattle Times: As Boeing hustled in 2015 to catch up to Airbus and certify its new 737 MAX, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) managers pushed the agency’s s...


[12:57 pm] Apple announces new iPad Air and iPad mini


Apple has introduced a new iPad Air in a 10.5-inch design with Apple Pencil support and the A12 Bionic chip with Apple’s Neural Engine. With the chip, Apple says the iPad Air delivers a 70% boost in...


[12:57 pm] Apple owes Qualcomm $31M for stolen smartphone patents, jury rules


Apple Inc. stole patented smartphone technology from Qualcomm Inc., and owes the San Diego-based chipmaker $31 million in damages, a federal jury ruled late last week. The verdict comes just weeks be...


[12:50 pm] Apple launches surprise all-new iPad Air and iPad mini


Apple’s online store partially closed down earlier today, suggesting new products were about to be released, even though no one was really expecting anything, given there’s a big Apple event happe...


[12:49 pm] Apple launches all-new, A12 Bionic-powered 10.5-inch iPad Air and 7.9-inch iPad mini


Apple today introduced the all-new iPad Air in an ultra-thin 10.5-inch design, offering the latest innovations...


[12:42 pm] New $499 iPad Air boasts A12 Bionic processor and a new 10.5-inch display


Apple has revealed its latest iteration of the iPad of 2019 in the form of the iPad Air, with the latest version of the "budget" model retaining Touch ID and a specifications bump, but also...


[12:42 pm] New iPad mini, iPad Air Released


This morning Apple announced the release of a new iPad Air and an iPad mini. The iPad Air is a 10.5-inch model, while the iPad Mini keeps the 7.9-inch form factor. iPad Air The all-new iPad Air in f...


[12:40 pm] Apple announces new 10.5-inch iPad Air and 7.9-inch iPad mini with Apple Pencil support (Apple)


Apple: Apple announces new 10.5-inch iPad Air and 7.9-inch iPad mini with Apple Pencil support  —  10.5-Inch iPad Air Offers High-End Features and Performance at a Breakthrough Price  —  7.9...


[12:38 pm] Apple unveils 5th-gen iPad mini with Apple Pencil support, better Retina display


Alongside the new iPad Air, Apple has finally updated the iPad mini with a new processor and Apple Pencil support.


[12:37 pm] New iPad Air and iPad mini deliver blazing-fast performance


A new iPad Air with a larger 10.5-inch display and a fifth-generation iPad mini are available to order now from Apple.com. Both feature a blazing-fast A12 Bionic chip, improved displays with True Tone...


[12:34 pm] Apple unveils new iPad Air and iPad mini 5 with Apple Pencil support in surprise announcement


APPLE has blindsided gadget fans with the surprise launch of a new “miniature” iPad and a new iPad Air this afternoon. The iPad mini 5 is the first new entry to the “mini” series in nearly fou...


[12:34 pm] Use iNaturalist to Identify Flora and Fauna


I’ve used iNaturalist for a couple years and think it’s a great tool. Two features that help the app stand out from competitors are 1: The machine learning it uses. Once you take a picture, it can...


[12:33 pm] Here’s The List of Original Shows That Apple Is Likely To Debut This Fall


With Apple set to unveil its long-rumoured video streaming service next Monday, it now appears that the company has already completed actual filming on several of its original content projects, althou...


[12:33 pm] Apple announces new 10.5-inch iPad Air and iPad mini with Apple Pencil support


Apple today announced updates to its iPad line. There’s a new iPad mini and a new iPad Air, with a 10.5-inch screen. The iPad Air features a thinner design with a 10.5-inch display and the Apple A1...


[12:30 pm] Angela Ahrendts the ‘Renaissance that never quite was’


It’s not 100 percent clear whether former retail boss Angela Ahrendts left Apple voluntarily or was pushed out. However, a new report suggests that she didn’t quite live up to the hype. “Angela...


[12:30 pm] Apple’s first wave of original TV shows and feature-length films revealed


On March 25, a delegation of producers, studio executives and big-name actors will enter...


[12:29 pm] Apple finally refreshes the iPad mini alongside a new 10.5-inch iPad Air


Apple has finally announced a replacement for the four year-old iPad mini as well as a new 10.5-inch version of the iPad Air. Although both still feature


[12:23 pm] UK Spotify Premium for Family customers can now claim free Google Home Mini speaker


Spotify last year offered a free Google Home Mini speaker to Premium for Family subscribers in the US, and it is now offering the same deal to customers in the UK … The post UK Spotify Premium fo...


[12:20 pm] Apple quietly announces 10.5-inch iPad Air and refreshed iPad mini


Apple's online store went dark earlier this morning, and now it's clear why: the company decided to quietly roll out not one, but two new iPads ahead of its big event next week.


[12:15 pm] 5 Apple original shows finish filming ahead of March 25 event


Five of Apple’s original TV shows have now finished filming, according to a new report. They have entered post-production ahead of the company’s March 25 event, but they’re not expected to be av...


[12:00 pm] Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs gets hitched


March 18, 1991: Steve Jobs marries 27-year-old Stanford MBA Laurene Powell. The couple’s friends and family attend the wedding, which takes place at Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park. Steve J...


[11:46 am] New MacBook 2019 release date, price & specs rumours


We round up all the rumours about the new 12in MacBook for 2019, including design, tech specs, new features and pricing


[11:21 am] Apple’s new iPads cling to old Apple Pencil


When a company, in this case, Apple, replaces one simply named product like the Apple Pencil with an identically titled successor, you’d usually be forgiven for assuming that the old product i...


[11:10 am] Court Sides With Qualcomm In Apple Infringement Case


Apple was dealt a blow last week after a jury in federal court in San Diego sided with Qualcomm in their long-running patent court battle. According to a report in Reuters citing court proceedings, th...


[11:00 am] Another Apple supplier struggles with declining iPhone sales


Another major Apple supplier is reportedly searching for new ways of diversifying its business at a time of slumping iPhone sales. According to a new report, camera lens maker Largan Precision is targ...


[11:00 am] How to add other people’s fingerprints to Touch ID


Touch ID is old hat, having first appeared in 2013 with the iPhone 5s. However, some features still remain obscure, based on reader email and conversations I have. A key one is that you don’t hav...


[10:48 am] CryptoEdit for macOS revved to version 2.3.1


Ecleti (www.ecleti.com) has updated CryptoEdit to version 2.3.1. It’s an app for creating and editing documents that are encrypted by default. CrytoEdit can handle EXT, RTF, and RTFD (RTF with image...


[10:42 am] Cyber attack traffic up by 32%in 2018


New research from cyber security provider F-Secure (www.f-secure.com) reports a significant increase in attack traffic in the latter half of 2018. But while attacks are increasing, it seems many compa...


[10:32 am] Apple Store DOWN amid rumours of new iPad and AirPower wireless charger that powers three gadgets at once


APPLE’S online store has gone down, leading to rampant speculation that new gadgets are on the way. Chief among the rumours is talk of a brand new iPad launching – as well as Apple’s long-awaite...


[10:29 am] New York Times names five of Apple’s original content TV shows that have finished filming


In a lengthy profile over the weekend, the New York Times sets up its narrative for the upcoming Apple spring event; specifically the state of Apple’s TV service. Echoing other publications, the NY...


[10:00 am] The kidnapper calling from his daughter's iPhone demanded money or she would die. It was all a scam.


His iPhone showed a call from his daughter, but the voice screamed demands for cash and threatened violence. The FBI calls it "virtual kidnapping."        


[9:47 am] AirPower incoming? Apple Online Store mysteriously goes down


The Apple Online Store has mysteriously gone down this morning, leading fans to wonder whether AirPower and new iPads are on the way. Apple has an event planned for March 25, but it’s thought that w...


[9:42 am] Apple takes its online Store down ahead of rumored iPad updates


As is routine when Apple unveils new hardware, the online Store is temporarily closed. However, this particular closure comes one week ahead of the March 25 event, which makes it likely tha...


[9:27 am] Apple Store down a week before event - CNET


The online store went down on Monday.


[9:11 am] Apple fears how its TV shows might use its products


Studios that are working on content for Apple’s forthcoming streaming service are reportedly experiencing a culture clash in their dealings with the Cupertino-based company, according to The N...


[9:06 am] New iPad Mini and iPad Air: Apple Pencil Support Gives Big Boost to Artists


Apple took the wraps off two big upgrades to its iPad line on Monday: a 7.9-inch iPad Mini and 10.5-inch iPad Air, both packed with Apple Pencil support and the latest A12 Bionic system processors. Su...


[9:03 am] Apple Store is down as iPad and iMac updates rumored


The Apple Store has just gone down, a move usually associated with new products. Whilst there is an Apple event next Monday focused on software and services, it is about time for Apple’s spring har...


[9:02 am] Apple brings back the iPad Air with new 10.5-inch display and Apple Pencil support


Apple is bringing back the iPad Air today with a bigger model. Alongside a new iPad mini, Apple is launching a 10.5-inch version of the iPad Air with support for the original Apple Pencil (not t...


[8:39 am] Apple updates $399 iPad mini with Apple Pencil support


Apple has updated the iPad mini for the first time in three and a half years, refreshing the tablet with a new processor and support for the Pencil stylus. The iPad mini now has last year’s A1...


[8:31 am] All-new iPad Air and iPad mini deliver dramatic power and capability


All-new iPad Air and iPad mini deliver dramatic power and capability10.5-Inch iPad Air Offers High-End Features and Performance at a Breakthrough Price7.9-Inch iPad mini Brings Apple Pencil Support,...


[8:27 am] Phil Schiller on ATP


Terrific interview, including a hilarious anecdote about Schiller’s on-stage stunt at Macworld Expo in New York in 1999.  ★ 


[7:00 am] How to check battery cycle count on your MacBook


Most of Apple’s modern notebooks can go through 1,000 charge cycles before needing a battery replacement. Follow along for how to check the battery cycle count on your MacBook. The post How to c...


[7:00 am] FmPro Migrator 8.74 Improves FileMaker to LiveCode & MySQL Data Transfer


California based .com Solutions Inc. has released FmPro Migrator Platinum Edition 8.74, supporting FileMaker Pro Advanced 11-17 on macOS and Windows. FmPro Migrator is a stand-alone application which...


[6:44 am] iWork Apps on iOS Will Be Updated Next Week With Enhanced Apple Pencil Integration and More


Apple today announced that its iWork suite of apps for iOS will be updated next week with enhanced Apple Pencil integration, including new animation options in the Keynote app that let users draw an a...


[5:47 am] Apple Launches New 10.5-Inch iPad Air With A12 Bionic Chip and Apple Pencil Support, Starts at $499


Apple today introduced an all-new iPad Air with a 10.5-inch display, A12 Bionic chip, and Apple Pencil support. The new iPad Air is available to order on Apple.com and at Apple Stores and select...


[2:31 am] iPhone ‘Price’ Tag vs. Android Phone ‘Cost’


What’s the difference between price and cost? Most people think of them as the same. An iPhone Xs Max can cost as much as $1,449, right? Not so fast. Cost is not price. What does it cost to ...  


[2:29 am] Uncomplicated Apple Watch Complications


Do you remember all the noise a few years ago when Apple had already missed the smartwatch revolution? Apple was doomed. Watch launched. Guess who leads the smartwatch revolution, circa 2018? Apple Wa...


[2:25 am] Why You Need An Ad And Tracker Blocker


Information age, my ass! We’re living in the misinformation age where fake news abounds and scurrilous and nefarious actors track your every move online to enrich themselves at your expense. Google,...


[Sun Mar 17th 7:46 pm] Apple Watch may spot heart problem, but more research is needed


The Apple Watch can detect a worrisome irregular heartbeat at least sometimes, a newe study suggests, but experts say more research is needed.        


[Sun Mar 17th 7:46 pm] Apple Watch may spot heart problem, but more research is needed


The Apple Watch can detect a worrisome irregular heartbeat at least sometimes, a newe study suggests, but experts say more research is needed.        


[Sun Mar 17th 6:00 pm] The Truth About 5G in 2019


Back in 2017 we began to hear confirmation of a new cellular technology on the horizon. Now here we are; it’s 2019 and it looks like we will finally be getting true 5G. But what is 5G? In short, 5G...


[Sun Mar 17th 5:00 pm] Have You Heard of the 3, 2, 1 Rule for iPhone Backups?


Imagine you just got back from a nice vacation and a friend asks you to see the photos from your trip. You go to take your phone out of your pocket and you drop it right into a puddle. Two things go t...


[Sun Mar 17th 5:00 pm] Here are the week’s best new photo, writing and music apps


This week we mangle music with Enso, the amazing new audio looper for iPad, and chop up images with Hyperspektiv 2.0. Plus a new music player app, and a big update to our favourite writing app. (via C...


[Sun Mar 17th 4:45 pm] The best Android and iPhone gimbal


By Signe Brewster This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commissio...


[Sun Mar 17th 4:25 pm] How to Change Spotify Music Quality for Streaming on iPhone, iPad, Android


Spotify defaults to automatically adjusting music quality when streaming songs. That default music quality setting is recommended for most Spotify users, but some audiophiles may like to manually adju...


[Sun Mar 17th 4:16 pm] Apple Watch and Fitbit can cause rashes and boils as they are ‘perfect breeding ground for bacteria’


APPLE Watches and Fitbit devices can cause rashes and boils as they are the “perfect breeding ground for bacteria”, it has been revealed. Fitness fans who don’t clean their devices every day cou...


[Sun Mar 17th 4:00 pm] WhatsApp co-founder renews call for users to delete Facebook, questions Apple’s App Store moderation


Almost exactly one year ago, WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton publicly called on users to delete Facebook. Now, Acton is renewing that call, while also criticizing companies like Apple for certain pri...


[Sun Mar 17th 3:27 pm] How to stream NCAA Selection Sunday on Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad


It’s easier than ever this year to stream Selection Sunday on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV. As conference tournaments start to wrap up, NCAA March Madness is about to begin in full force....


[Sun Mar 17th 3:18 pm] Foldable screen, triple camera and a FART sensor – the weirdest tech Apple’s iPhone 11 could feature


APPLE is keeping its rumoured iPhone 11 under tight wraps – but we can still guess at the fancy features it might boast. We’ve tracked down some of the wackiest features that could make it into th...


[Sun Mar 17th 2:30 pm] Today in Apple history: Microsoft gets sued for ripping off Mac OS


March 17, 1988: Apple sues Microsoft for allegedly stealing 189 different elements of its Macintosh operating system to create Windows 2.0. The incident, which causes a deep rift between Apple and one...


[Sun Mar 17th 2:15 pm] Siri currently down for many iOS and HomePod users across Europe


Many Apple users in Europe are reporting issues accessing Siri today. The problems appear to have started several hours ago, with Siri seemingly down completely in many areas of the world. In the Uni...


[Sun Mar 17th 1:30 pm] Save over half on the ultimate portable charging hub [Deals]


Portable power is at a premium in our always-on age. But carrying around a bunch of batteries isn’t really a solution. What you want is a single device that can juice up all your gear. That’s just...


[Sun Mar 17th 1:00 pm] What’s the best sports app for iPhone?


Baseball season is upon us here in the United States, and I am already looking forward to Spring Practice for college football. To be perfectly honest, I am a glutton for punishment when it comes to...


[Sun Mar 17th 11:22 am] Nicole Appleton cosies up to her Facebook millionaire man amid claims she will move to the US


NICOLE Appleton has cosied up to her Facebook millionaire man amid claims she could move to the US. The All Saints singer appeared to confirm her new romance with Facebook executive Stephen Haines by...


[Sun Mar 17th 11:00 am] Foldable and 5G phones make $1,000 Androids and iPhones almost reasonable - CNET


The price ceiling on phones just keeps getting higher.


[Sun Mar 17th 8:00 am] Spotify vs. Apple: the latest updates


A war of words


[Sun Mar 17th 1:56 am] Inside Apple’s GarageBand, the app that’s ruling the sound of modern music


Musicians’ applause for Apple’s Garageband — which celebrates its 15th birthday this year...


[Sat Mar 16th 11:19 pm] The Talk Show: ‘Loan It to Nien Nunb’


Matthew “Hondo” Panzarino returns to the show. Topics include WWDC 2019, the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web, Apple and privacy, the Boeing 737 Max, and Disney’s upcoming Star Wars: Galax...


[Sat Mar 16th 7:35 pm] All the ways Mophie’s iPhone battery pack beats Apple’s [Review]


The Mophie Juice Pack Access is designed to extend the already long battery lives of the 2018 iPhone models. And charging can be done wirelessly, so the handset’s Lightning port is always available....


[Sat Mar 16th 7:30 pm] Deal of the Month: Get 50% off HyperDrive wireless charger + USB hub, car charger & more


This month, Hyper is back to give our readers the 9to5Mac Deal of the Month. For the entire month of March, you can get 50% off Hyper’s combo wireless charger/USB-C hub and its other wireless charg...


[Sat Mar 16th 6:28 pm] Apple Watch detects irregular heart beat in large U.S. study


Results of the largest AF screening and detection study, involving over 400,000 Apple Watch users...


[Sat Mar 16th 6:28 pm] Stanford study finds Apple Watch can detect irregular heart rhythms


Stanford has released the results of its Apple Watch-based heart study more than a year after it began, and it appears to have been a success, with a few caveats. Only 0.5 percent of the more than 40...


[Sat Mar 16th 6:22 pm] What’s a town crier and why did Tony Appleton ‘announce’ the birth of Kate Middleton’s royal baby?


TOWN criers have been part of British civic life for centuries, though their role nowadays is mostly ceremonial. Though one has recently climbed to unusual prominence by being a frequent fixture at ro...


[Sat Mar 16th 6:14 pm] Spotify fires back at Apple, says ‘every monopolist will suggest they’ve done nothing wrong’


Yesterday morning, Apple responded to Spotify’s aggressive PR campaign regarding its App Store policies. Now, Spotify has fired back at Apple yet again, this time calling the company a “monopolis...


[Sat Mar 16th 6:00 pm] How to Enable Dark Mode on Your Mac (In macOS Mojave and Earlier)


Dark Mode has long been one of the most highly requested features for macOS and iOS. Last year, macOS users got their wish when Apple debuted a systemwide dark mode on macOS Mojave. But how does the m...


[Sat Mar 16th 5:38 pm] Police grapple with fans at Bournemouth’s clash with Newcastle as senseless pitch invasions continue


THE Premier League has once again been hit by a spate of pitch invaders today – as the threat to players continues to spiral out of control. Last Sunday, Jack Grealish was attacked by a Birmingham-s...


[Sat Mar 16th 5:00 pm] How Did Steve Jobs feel About Monopolies, Competition and Big Tech?


Recently, Presidential Candidate, Elizabeth Warren said she wants to break up many of the big tech companies because they are monopolies – Apple, Facebook, Google, Amazon and more would be on the ch...


[Sat Mar 16th 4:26 pm] This week’s top stories: iPhone privacy ad, March 25th event confirmed, WWDC registration, more


In this week’s top stories: Apple makes its March 25th event official and confirms WWDC dates, Spotify takes on Apple, Apple’s new iPhone privacy ad, and more. Read on for all of this week’s t...


[Sat Mar 16th 4:23 pm] How to Use Google Maps with CarPlay


Some CarPlay users may prefer to use Google Maps on CarPlay, instead of Apple Maps. Using Google Maps on CarPlay is simple, and you can easily replace the maps icon on a CarPlay unit with Google Maps...


[Sat Mar 16th 3:48 pm] Spotify responds to Apple, calling it a ‘monopolist’


The tit-for-tat war of words between Spotify and Apple continued today, with the former calling the latter a “monopolist,” and that it’s response to the lawsuit was “entirely in line wit...


[Sat Mar 16th 3:00 pm] Armor iPhone with edge-to-edge 9H tempered glass screen protectors


A few weeks ago, I dropped my iPhone down a flight of stairs. What else is new? It’s a ridiculous story that no one wants to hear, and yet all of you have probably experienced in some form or anothe...


[Sat Mar 16th 3:00 pm] Predictions for Apple’s big ‘show time’ event [Cult of Mac Magazine No. 288]


Brace yourself for an Apple event like no other. In a little over a week, Cupertino execs — and probably a passel of Hollywood stars — will give us our first peek at Apple’s (not so) secret vide...


[Sat Mar 16th 2:51 pm] Rolling Stone feature explores Apple’s ‘Music Apps’ team, GarageBand’s origin and future


As GarageBand celebrates its 15-year anniversary this year, Rolling Stone is out with an inside look at how Apple creates the sounds in the app, the role of GarageBand in music production today, and...


[Sat Mar 16th 2:43 pm] Apple keeps a pulse in healthcare



[Sat Mar 16th 2:20 pm] Apple and Stanford’s Apple Watch study identified irregular heartbeats in over 2,000 patients


Apple and the Stanford University School of Medicine each issued press releases today citing the results of the Apple Heart Study that they jointly announced in November 2017. Stanford Medicine...


[Sat Mar 16th 2:09 pm] Apple and Stanford Medicine announce full results from Apple Watch Heart Study


Apple and Stanford Medicine today announced the results of the Apple Heart Study. The study enrolled over 400,000 participants, making it the “largest study ever of its kind,” according to Apple....


[Sat Mar 16th 2:00 pm] Today in Apple history: iPad gets an eye-dazzling Retina display


March 16, 2012: Apple introduces the third-generation iPad, its first tablet to come with a Retina display. Marketed as simply “The new iPad,” it’s widely known as the “iPad 3.” Boasting tha...


[Sat Mar 16th 1:52 pm] Apple SVP Phil Schiller: We read Apple-centric websites as much as possible and we’re always listening


Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller made an appearance...


[Sat Mar 16th 1:52 pm] Apple shares new ‘There’s more to iPhone’ videos highlighting iOS 12, Face ID, more


Apple this weekend has shared three new videos in the United Kingdom as part of its “There’s more to iPhone” marketing campaign. These videos focus on Face ID, iOS 12, and smartphone recycling...


[Sat Mar 16th 1:30 pm] Score a second phone number, sweatproof earbuds and more [Deals]


As spring approaches, we’re stocking up on discounted gear, gadgets and more. This week, we’ve got deals on a burner phone number, lessons in social media marketing, a music subscription that fost...