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[5:30 pm] Venmo privacy flaw reveals users’ sensitive info


Companies don’t always succeed at keeping user data private, but Venmo doesn’t even seem to be trying. This service that allows users to make payments to individuals or merchants has the privacy f...


[5:29 pm] Apple releases macOS Mojave Public Beta 3


Apple released the third macOS Mojave public beta just a day after releasing...


[5:25 pm] 14 features in iOS 12 you need to know about - CNET


Want to be the cool kid who shows everyone else the cool features included in the iOS 12 update? Check this out.


[5:20 pm] Apple rolls out third public beta of iOS 12, tvOS 12


A day after the fourth developer beta, Apple has deployed the third public beta of iOS 12, and tvOS 12 for a wider testing audience.


[5:19 pm] City permits confirm Apple’s plans to restore LA’s historic Tower Theatre


According to a new report from Curbed Los Angeles, Apple’s long-rumored plans to transform the neglected Tower Theatre in downtown Los Angeles have been confirmed by work permits filed with the city...


[5:05 pm] Apple releases third iOS 12 public beta for iPhone and iPad


Apple has released the third iOS 12 public beta for iPhone and iPad. The new version follows iOS 12 developer beta 4 which was released yesterday. The new version includes more Activity app stickers i...


[4:59 pm] How today’s Apple has thrown out the classic Apple rulebook


When Steve Jobs came back to Apple in 1997, he didn’t like what he saw, so he set about changing...


[4:49 pm] Why Apple Needs to Launch Its Foldable iPhone Now


Apple’s flagship smartphone continues to dominate the market, and with new models coming our way this fall it seems that the company will continue to reign supreme over the industry. But while the c...


[4:45 pm] External True Tone display feature only works when 2018 MacBook Pro lid is open


AppleInsider has confirmed that compatible monitors will only use the True Tone feature when the lid is open in the 2018 MacBook Pro.


[4:30 pm] Walmart plans to take on Netflix with its own streaming service


Netflix and HBO might be getting some fresh competition soon and we’re not talking about Apple’s growing TV streaming ambitions. Walmart is supposedly planning to get into the streaming game and i...


[4:30 pm] Apple’s MacBook eGPU is a step towards winning back creative pros


Even though Apple makes a lot more money on iPhones and iPads, Macs are still crucial to its bottom line. For years, they were widely loved by creative folks and influencers because they were simpler...


[4:27 pm] Save up to $1,400 on Apple hardware during the Amazing Mac Savings blowout event


Apple authorized resellers are slashing prices on Apple hardware with the lowest prices anywhere on AirPods, MacBook Pros, iMacs and more. Discounts include $400 off 2017 15" MacBook Pros,...


[4:25 pm] Fantastical now lets you send time proposals, sync Meetup accounts


Fantastical, the hugely popular calendar app for macOS, just got a big update that adds a number of features users have been calling for. With version 2.5, you can now send and receive time proposals...


[4:10 pm] Fantastical for macOS gets new features in version 2.5


Flexibits has updated Fantastical, its calendar app for the Mac, to version 2.5. The upgrade adds requested and features and is a free update for existing users. Fantastical 2.5 allows you to send and...


[4:03 pm] Verizon blocking older iPhone activations, only supporting iPhone 6 and later


Verizon is making a controversial change to its activation process, according to a new report from CNET. Going forward and effective immediately, the carrier says it will no longer activate phones tha...


[4:01 pm] Comparing the 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro Touch Bar versus the MacBook Pro with function keys


Choosing a new MacBook Pro has gotten a little more complicated since Apple introduced the Touch Bar, as not everyone necessarily needs to have the secondary touch-enabled display. AppleIns...


[4:00 pm] iPhone vs Android could be ruining your dating life


Do you find it hard to score a date? Well, using an Android phone could be one of the reasons your dating life is in the trash. A recent survey of U.S. singles found that 70% of people who are eligibl...


[3:59 pm] Phones with facial recognition: iPhone X, Galaxy S9, LG G7 and more - CNET


A look at the most popular phones that let you unlock the screen (and sometimes even pay for stuff) with your face.


[3:53 pm] LEGO James Bond Aston Martin DB5: Shut Up and Take My Money


James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 is an incredibly cool car, which is why I’m inappropriately excited it’s now a LEGO kit. Just like the car Sean Connery drove as agent 007, it has retractable tire...


[3:50 pm] August touts 1 million smart lock and door bell camera customers since 2013


The popular smart lock and doorbell camera maker, August, has today announced it has hit 1 million users. The milestone comes after August’s first smart lock hit the market back in 2013.


[3:38 pm] Apple releases macOS Movaje Public Beta 3


Apple released the third macOS Mojave public beta just a day after releasing the fourth developer beta.


[3:30 pm] Instagram tests feature that lets you remove followers


Got a follower on Instagram that’s annoying af but you don’t want to totally block them? Pretty soon you might be able to remove certain followers without completely blocking them or taking your p...


[3:28 pm] Ed Sheeran documentary ‘Songwriter’ to debut exclusively on Apple Music next month


Earlier this year, Apple obtained world rights to the Ed Sheeran documentary “Songwriter.” Now, Sheeran has announced on his Instagram that the film will be available exclusively on Apple Music be...


[3:20 pm] Apple discards doorbells from HomeKit accessories list - CNET


Ask not for whom the doorbell tolls.


[3:00 pm] Fantastical 2.5 for the Mac Adds Meetup Support


Flexibits rolled out Fantastical 2.5 for the Mac on Wednesday with Meetup support so you can see the events in your groups.


[3:00 pm] Discover new music you’ll love with Spotify [50 Essential iOS Apps #39]


Spotify is a streaming music platform with over 35 million songs. Focused on music discovery, it allows users to see what their friends are listening to, share playlists, follow artists and influencer...


[2:43 pm] Samsung is absolutely terrified of Apple’s iPhone X


Samsung is afraid of the new iPhone X in a year when its flagship, the Galaxy S9, hasn’t been able to meet internal goals...


[2:33 pm] Apple slammed by gadget expert for SLOWING down its new £2,700 MacBook Pro to prevent overheating


APPLE is facing criticism for over its new MacBook Pro after a YouTuber claimed the laptop was being slowed down intentionally. It’s claimed that the £2,700 notebook – which launched just last we...


[2:31 pm] Twitter puts verification reform on hold; Instagram testing silent block feature


Twitter is pausing its efforts to reform the blue check-mark verification process. The company says that it is currently directing all its efforts to addressing the fake news problem in the run-up to...


[2:23 pm] How to Make Your iPhone Default to Speaker for Calls


If you use the speaker on your iPhone during calls more often than not, then set that as the default! We’ll tell you how to change this setting so you won’t have to tap the darned button every tim...


[2:20 pm] Apple removes entire doorbell category from HomeKit accessory list


In the last day or so, Apple has updated its list of HomeKit accessories with some seemingly bad news: all references to HomeKit doorbells have been removed. The page previously featured the August Do...


[2:20 pm] Attaching an iPad to your steering wheel is world’s most idiotic hack


So long as you can afford to pay for its products, Apple device ownership doesn’t come with any extra conditions. But maybe Apple should think of instituting an intelligence test — for the sake of...


[2:07 pm] Core i9 MacBook Pro Thermal Issues Throttle Performance


Apple’s new top of the line Touch Bar MacBook Pro with an i9 processor upgrade looks blazing fast on paper, but may not be in real world use.


[2:00 pm] Boost your charging game with these superior cables [Deals]


Got a drawer full of charging cables, or are your old cables are showing their age? Either way, this pair of replacement cables can help you out, offering the choice of super toughness and super versa...


[2:00 pm] Fantastical 2.5 for Mac brings Meetup․com integration, new time proposals, much more


Flexibits is out with a big update to Fantastical for Mac today that includes lots of enhancements to the feature-packed calendar. Fantastical 2.5 brings integration with the event scheduling service...


[1:46 pm] Apple iCloud data in China is being stored by a state-run telco


Six months ago Apple caused controversy by moving Chinese users' iCloud keys out of the US and into China, in order to comply with Chinese law. Now, that data, which includes emails, text messages and...


[1:35 pm] This week’s best iTunes deals: popular TV complete seasons from $10, superhero movies, much more


Lost in the shuffle of Prime Day is a new batch of sales over at the iTunes store. We’re seeing all-time lows on popular TV show complete season, such as Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Star Trek and...


[1:30 pm] TechCrunch reviews Apple’s new 15-inch MacBook Pro: ‘Extremely powerful machine; Apple’s not messing around here’


These are in fact extremely powerful machines built around the premise that


[1:29 pm] iPhone of the FUTURE? Apple reveals designs for stretchable screens and phones you control with your eyes


FUTURE Apple iPhones could pack stretchable screens that fold over and controls powered by your eyes. Around 40 of the tech giant’s concept designs have been revealed today, giving us a glimpse at i...


[1:23 pm] Venmo’s default settings expose ‘alarming’ personal data, shows analysis of 200M transactions


A security researcher who analyzed more than 200 million Venmo transactions said that she was able to learn ‘an alarming amount’ about the private lives of users thanks to a privacy weakness in th...


[1:07 pm] App Tamer 2.4 for macOS gets new option to hide idle apps and more


St. Clair Software has updated App Tamer 2.4, an update to its Mac utility that manages applications to yield more efficient CPU usage, increased battery life and quieter operation. App Tamer’s Aut...


[1:02 pm] PDF Studio gets redesigned user interface, more


Qoppa Software has announced version 2018 of PDF Studio (https://www.qoppa.com/pdfstudio/), their PDF Editor for Mac, Windows and Linux systems.  The upgrade adds such new features as a redesigned us...


[1:00 pm] New iPhone X screen leaks and Apple gets a Memoji makeover video - CNET


A side-by-side photo of the screens of the three new iPhone X models, and the key feature hidden in the keyboard of the new MacBook Pros.


[12:58 pm] EU hits Google with record €4.34 billion fine for abusing market dominance


Google has been hit with a record €4.34bn (£3.8bn) fine by the European Union for abusing...


[12:56 pm] iOS 12 beta 4 fixes Fortnite crashes, adds other new bugs


iOS 12 users can finally enjoy Fortnite again after Apple’s latest beta fixed random game crashes. A problem with downloading Netflix titles has also been eliminated, but a number of new bugs have b...


[12:51 pm] 2018 MacBook Pro review roundup: blazing fast; True Tone a standout feature


With major new product launches, Apple typically seeds review units to friendly sites ahead of time, with an embargo ensuring that all the reviews land at the same time. With the 2018 MacBook Pro refr...


[12:30 pm] Chinese iCloud data now controlled by state-owned company


When Apple moved iCloud data for Chinese customers over to Apple partner Guizhou-Cloud Big Data Industry earlier this year, a lot of privacy advocates were worried about the implications. They might h...


[12:29 pm] James Bond Aston Martin DB5 Lego Expert Creator Set


Among other gadgetry, it sports revolving number plates, retractable machine guns, and even a working ejector seat.  ★ 


[12:01 pm] Google hit with $5B antitrust fine over Android search restrictions


The European Commission has fined Google 4.34 billion euro ($5 billion) for breaking antitrust rules, claiming the restrictions the tech giant imposes on carriers and smartphone producers u...


[12:00 pm] Today in Apple history: Multimedia Macs take on the world


July 18, 1994: Apple launches the Quadra, Performa and LC 630 Macintoshes, three similar computers with slight differences tailored for the professional, home and educational markets. Buyers can confi...


[11:43 am] Apple’s new fast charger could be exclusively for 2018 iPhones


Apple is expected to ship faster charging adapters with this year’s iPhone lineup to take advantage of newer technology that allows for increased charging speeds. But you won’t be able to get one...


[11:40 am] Samsung is absolutely terrified of the iPhone X


Samsung’s love/hate relationship with the iPhone continues with a brand new cringe-worthy commercial that attempts to mock Apple and the iPhone X for the silliest possible reason. Mocking the iPhon...


[11:28 am] Tim Cook Hoards His Apple Stock


Company executives and directors have sold only a fourth of the shares they did in the year-ago period.


[11:13 am] iCloud data for Chinese accounts moved to servers belonging to state-owned China Telecom


A second change to the way iCloud data is stored for Chinese iCloud accounts has raised further concerns about the ease with which the government could access sensitive information. Apple has confirme...


[11:10 am] Apple iPhone Activations On The Rise In Q2


New data shows that more customers are choosing iPhone over Samsung devices this year, with iPhones accounting for 36 percent of total US smartphone activations during the second quarter of 2018. The...


[11:00 am] Apple 15-inch 2.9GHz MacBook Pro review: A laptop that pro app users will love


Since its introduction in 2016, the MacBook Pro as we know it today has produced mixed reactions from its users. People love the combination of size, weight, and performance. But there are legitima...


[10:45 am] Google could be slapped with $5 billion fine for Android tactics


Google is bracing itself to be hit with a 4.3 billion euro ($5 billion) fine as a result of its Android operating system strategy, the BBC reports. The European Commission’s action will mark the con...


[10:17 am] Samsung predictably takes shots at iPhone X in latest Galaxy S9 ad


Apple is known for strikingly original ads which have changed the course of advertising history, and are studied by creatives decades after they first aired. Samsung is known for ads that rip on Apple...


[10:00 am] How today’s Apple has thrown out its old rulebook


When Steve Jobs came back to Apple in 1997, he didn’t like what he saw, so he set about changing the corporate culture. A decade later, one proof of his success was the fact that the company seem...


[9:48 am] IoT, analytics packages to drive $35 new revenue opportunity


A new study from Juniper Research has found that by 2022, mobile operators can collectively generate an additional $35 billion per annum from new and underdeveloped revenue streams.  If implemented,...


[9:44 am] Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 61 With Bug Fixes and Feature Improvements


Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced over two years ago in March of 2016. Apple designed the Safari Technology Preview to te...


[9:34 am] Samsung Galaxy S10 LEAK – Apple rival tipped to launch THREE flagship phones in desperate bid to match iPhone


SAMSUNG is hoping to go toe-to-toe with the iPhone next year by launching three new high-end smartphones. That’s according to a top mobile expert who reckons Samsung is keen to play catch-up with ri...


[8:03 am] iOS 12 Beta: Why Screen Time May Show Unreliable Stats


Apple’s next software update is almost here, but it needs a little more development time. iOS 12, the upcoming release that entered beta stages in June and is due for wider launch in the fall, featu...


[7:31 am] Mac Shutdown 4.1 offers improved management of the Status Menu only functionality


Tension Software has updated Mac Shutdown to version 4.1. It’s an app that allows you to use “soft shutdown” and “hard shutdown” on your Mac.  The former is issued at Finder level and ask t...


[3:20 am] Samsung touts Galaxy S9 LTE speeds, mocks iPhone X and Genius Bar in new ad


Samsung is back today with its latest Apple-bashing ad for its Galaxy S9 flagship. This time around, the ad takes it straight to an Apple Store, where a customer inquires about the difference in LTE s...


[2:44 am] Hands-on: iOS 12 beta 4 changes and features [Video]


The fourth iOS 12 developer beta was released earlier today for iPhones and iPads, and we’ve compared it with the previous beta to help identify new changes and features. Watch our hands-on video co...


[2:19 am] 2018 iPhone 18W USB-C fast charger may not be sold separately at launch, limited to new iPhone purchases


A report last month suggested that Apple this year will bundle USB-C charge cables with the iPhone for the first time, including a USB-C charging block. Now, Macotakara reports that while the new 18W...


[1:42 am] Walmart Mulls Streaming Video Service to Compete with Netflix, Amazon


Bryan Chaffin argues that a streaming service without original content is no competition for Netflix, Amazon, or any of the other services.


[12:58 am] New photos detail possible construction of second Taiwanese Apple retail store


Construction of Apple’s second retail store in Taiwan may be well underway, new photos show. The country’s first official Apple store opened in the Taipei 101 skyscraper last June with 130 employe...


[12:48 am] Video raises concerns about excessive thermal throttling on 2018 MacBook Pro w/ Intel Core i9


Last week, Apple announced new versions of its 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar. Perhaps most notable is the new power that is now available with the 15-inch, including the Intel...


[12:46 am] $100 iTunes Card for $85 from Ebay


As deals on iTunes cards have become rarer, this is one of the best offers out there.


[12:02 am] Why Samsung Cannot Clobber Apple


What do iPhone competitor smartphones look like? iPhones. From the day Steve Jobs’ creation debuted in 2007, the entire smartphone industry has worked to be like Apple. Highest on the list of copyca...


[12:01 am] The Once And Future MacBook Air


What’s your favorite Mac? I don’t have one. I have many. From iMac on the desktop, to a MacBook Pro with a butterfly keyboard at home. But one I rely on the most at work is an aging ...  


[12:01 am] 9 New Things You Didn’t Know the Amazon App Could Do


When it comes to clever features built into the Amazon shopping ecosystem, the company’s website and Echo devices usually get most of the attention. What many Amazon customers might not know is just...


[12:00 am] Use A Mac To Make Your Own Spam


What’s the one thing you hate most about email? If you’re at all like me and like most Mac users, you probably get more than your fair share of email. As in, email you don’t want. Bulk email. ....


[12:00 am] How To Reconnect A Dropped VPN


What good is a VPN? Well, a virtual private network is another good layer of privacy and security for your Mac, iPhone, and iPad because it provides an encrypted, private network connection to the int...


[Tue Jul 17th 11:46 pm] Apple ceases iOS 11.4 code signing after release of iOS 11.4.1


Following the release of iOS 11.4.1 earlier in July, Apple on Tuesday stopped signing code for the prior iOS version 11.4 to ensure users are running the latest operating system on their de...


[Tue Jul 17th 11:17 pm] Apple stops signing iOS 11.4 following the release of iOS 11.4.1


On the heels of last week’s release of iOS 11.4.1, Apple today has stopped signing iOS 11.4. This means that users are no longer able to downgrade to the previous version of iOS, whether it be for a...


[Tue Jul 17th 11:00 pm] 9 things you didn’t know about Apple’s new Seattle store


Chamfered Edges. Hidden gardens. Bathroom secrets. Apple’s new flagship store in Seattle has got it all. Apple recently opened the doors on its new flagship store located in Seattle, only unlike mos...


[Tue Jul 17th 10:48 pm] 2018 MacBook Pro Teardown Reveals Larger Battery and More


Popular tech repair site iFixit has completed its teardown of the 2018 MacBook Pro — and though it hinted at a new feature last week, there were quite a few more differences discovered in the new mo...


[Tue Jul 17th 10:37 pm] Instagram says it’s planning non-SMS two-factor in response to SIM hackers


While two-factor authentication has become a necessity, Instagram currently only offers the added security layer in the form of SMS two-factor – which has its own share of concerns. According to Tec...


[Tue Jul 17th 10:20 pm] Samsung’s new RAM chip will make future iPhones even faster


Samsung developed a type of RAM that’s 1.5 times faster than what’s included in smartphones today. And, even though Apple and Samsung are arch rivals, it’s very likely to be in iPhone someday. T...


[Tue Jul 17th 10:09 pm] Watch as Supersonic Rocket Goes Through Cloud of Ice Crystals


Ice crystals refract light. That’s what causes a sun dog. But when a rocket goes supersonic and vibrates the ice crystals in a cirrus cloud, the effect we see is even more astounding. I’ve never s...


[Tue Jul 17th 9:45 pm] Silicon Valley Socialists Want Workers to Have More Power


A group of Silicon valley socialists want to take power from billionaires and give it to workers and local communities. At a protest on July 9, about 40 people chanted things like “Caging children i...


[Tue Jul 17th 9:40 pm] How to Predict When Apple Will Ship New Macs


It’s not an exact science by any means. But there are often subtle hints that Apple is ready to ship a new Mac. John has some tips.


[Tue Jul 17th 9:25 pm] 7 Ways to Speed Up a Slow iPhone


We expect our iPhones to keep up with our busy lifestyles and sense of urgency. But from extended use and old age, our iPhones can slow down and leave us frustrated from less-than-stellar performance....


[Tue Jul 17th 9:23 pm] These Artificial Gills Could One Day Help Divers


Jun Kamei, graduate of the Royal College of Art, designed artificial gills using 3D printing. They consist of a gill and a respiratory mask, and it lets people breathe underwater. Mr. Kamei has built...


[Tue Jul 17th 9:22 pm] Sharecuts will be the place to swap Siri Shortcuts


Siri users looking forward to a new app called Shortcuts will have a place called Sharecuts to suggest and swamp custom voice commands for the Apple-based digital assistant. Sharecuts creator, Guilher...


[Tue Jul 17th 9:21 pm] Mophie’s new Apple-exclusive Powerstation portable chargers recharge via Lightning


Mophie has announced some new external battery chargers aimed at users of iPhones, iPads, and AirPods...


[Tue Jul 17th 9:15 pm] Apple Granted a Smart Clothing Patent Today


Apple was granted 40 patents today, which cover stretchable displays, smart clothing, gaze controls, and a whole lot more.


[Tue Jul 17th 9:15 pm] mophie battery packs ease iPhone, iPad charging with Lightning ports and connectors


Accessory-maker mophie launched a family of external batteries designed specifically for iPhone and iPad. They’re among the first to be charged through a Lightning port. Even better, some models hav...


[Tue Jul 17th 8:53 pm] 9to5Mac Daily: July 17, 2018


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 Over...


[Tue Jul 17th 8:51 pm] iPhone gains on Android in U.S. smartphone activations


Apple gained ground on its Android competition in the U.S. last quarter when it comes to smartphone activations. The iPhone accounted for 36 percent of total smartphone activations from April to June,...


[Tue Jul 17th 8:50 pm] ∞ Greta Van Fleet: “When The Curtain Falls”


Here is their new song. This is a great band!


[Tue Jul 17th 8:39 pm] Apple Pulls Right-Wing Conspiracy QDrops App From App Store


Embarrassingly for Apple, at one point it was the number 10 app on the App Store.


[Tue Jul 17th 8:39 pm] Amazon Is Giving Away Free Money in Honor of Prime Day


If thousands of deals and discounts on a variety of products wasn’t enough, Amazon is also giving away free money in honor of Prime Day. You heard that right. Amazon is just giving people free money...


[Tue Jul 17th 8:21 pm] New Walnut Creek Apple Store Opens July 28


The Walnut Creek Apple Store has a beautiful, modern design and will be opening on July 28 at 10:00 AM.


[Tue Jul 17th 8:14 pm] Sharecuts is creating a community for sharing Siri Shortcuts


With the upcoming release of iOS 12, Apple is introducing a new app called Shortcuts...


[Tue Jul 17th 8:13 pm] Apple gains ground on Samsung & Android as iOS activations rise in Q2, CIRP says


CIRP today has released its latest report covering the smartphone industry during Q2 of 2018. The data highlights Apple’s growing share of smartphone activations, though it still trails far behind A...


[Tue Jul 17th 7:59 pm] 5 Common Ways You’re Damaging Your iPhone’s Battery


Battery health is one of the most important factors in taking proper care of your iPhone — because without a good battery, your device is no more than a brick. Did you know that some of your common...


[Tue Jul 17th 7:45 pm] California’s data privacy law highlights growing frustration with tech industry


Driven by everything from the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandals...


[Tue Jul 17th 7:30 pm] Secret ingredient in new MacBook Pro? Glue. Lots and lots of glue


Apple makes no attempt to have MacBook Pro models easy to repair. The ones released just a few days ago are no exception. We all have to hope that the redesigned key mechanism fixes the previous probl...


[Tue Jul 17th 7:15 pm] Keyboard shootout: 2018 vs. 2017 MacBook Pro butterfly keyboards compared


Yes, the new MacBook Pro 2018 is a lot faster than previous MacBooks, but many people are wondering...


[Tue Jul 17th 7:00 pm] MacBook Pro: Features, specifications, and prices for Apple’s high-end laptop


The MacBook Pro is Apple’s top-of-the-line laptop. It offers top-notch performance for demanding users who need processing power and are willing to spend top dollar for it.The current version of...


[Tue Jul 17th 6:57 pm] Pocket-sized breath analyzer promises to hack your metabolism


Figuring out the perfect weight-loss diet might soon become as easy as breathing into a tiny breath analyzer. Lumen, a digital health and wellness company, revealed its debut product that connects a p...


[Tue Jul 17th 6:44 pm] Best Amazon Prime Day 2018 tech deals for students


Here are the best Amazon Prime Day deals for tech obsessed students heading to school.


[Tue Jul 17th 6:38 pm] 2018 iPhone Rumors Solidified After This Screen Protector Image Leaked


By now, we can rest assured knowing that Apple is readying three new iPhone models for release this fall — including two high-end models boasting 5.8- and 6.5-inch Super Retina OLED displays, as wel...


[Tue Jul 17th 6:30 pm] Ghostek Rapture headphones bring expensive sound at affordable price [Review]


Brooklyn brand Ghostek manufactures some really interesting phone cases, backpacks, speakers and headphones. One of its latest offerings, the Ghostek Rapture Bluetooth headphones, are some of the firs...


[Tue Jul 17th 6:21 pm] Apple no longer offers free repairs for faulty iPhone 7 speakers


You now have to pay to have faulty iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus speakers repaired by Apple. The company’s unofficial repair program, which offered free fixes for those who were unable to activate the s...


[Tue Jul 17th 6:18 pm] Best smart bulbs for your connected home


Today’s smart bulbs are brighter and easier to control than ever, but choosing the right one for your environment remains a challenge.


[Tue Jul 17th 6:17 pm] Future iPhone may get fastest ever LPDDR5 power-sipping DRAM from Samsung


Samsung has developed what it calls the first 10-nanometer 8-gigabit LPDDR5 DRAM prototype, a memory module that is faster than the previous generation and is intended to help machine learn...


[Tue Jul 17th 6:14 pm] Get the treat-tossing Furbo 1080p Dog Camera for its lowest price yet $139 (Reg. $249)


Thanks to our sponsor Furbo, you can get its popular Furbo Dog Camera– best selling dog camera on Amazon– for its lowest price yet with the company offering $110 off for a limited time. That bring...


[Tue Jul 17th 6:12 pm] RIP iPhone 4s: Verizon Confirms It’s Killing 3G Phone Activations


Verizon will no longer activate smartphones that only support 3G cellular networks, the company announced this week. Essentially, that means you won’t be able to activate your 3G-only iPhone or Andr...


[Tue Jul 17th 6:11 pm] Apple is releasing 70 new emojis


Cupcakes, superheroes and much more diversity.        


[Tue Jul 17th 6:11 pm] Apple is releasing 70 new emojis


Cupcakes, superheroes and much more diversity.        


[Tue Jul 17th 6:01 pm] iOS 12 Developer Beta 4 Available for iPhone, iPad


Apple released iOS 12 Developer Beta 4 on Tuesday for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


[Tue Jul 17th 6:01 pm] Apple’s leadership page gets Memoji overhaul for World Emoji Day


Memoji, one of the headline new features of iOS 12, is at the heart of an amusing overhaul...


[Tue Jul 17th 6:00 pm] Best add-on lenses for your iPhone


For a huge percentage of mobile photographers — from amateur snappers to creative artists — the iPhone is the camera you always have with you. But as with DSLRs or mirrorless cams, the more you sh...


[Tue Jul 17th 5:59 pm] Flir unveils One Pro LT thermal image camera for iPhone with more affordable price


Flir has released its newest professional-grade thermal image camera for iPhone today, the One Pro LT. This new model features the same core benefits of the popular One Pro model but at a more afforda...


[Tue Jul 17th 5:49 pm] Ginger Page Premium 1-Year Subscription: $29.99


We have a deal on a 1 year subscription to Ginger Page Premium, a writing platform that aims to help you write better. Ginger Page can read your sentences back to you, has its own grammar checker, can...


[Tue Jul 17th 5:46 pm] Apple Ends Free Out-of-Warranty iPhone 7 Microphone Repairs


Apple has ended free out-of-warranty repairs for iPhone 7 devices with microphone issues. Reportedly, the problem affects iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus devices running iOS 11.3 or later. The bug caused i...


[Tue Jul 17th 5:45 pm] Here’s how Apple execs stack up with their Memojis


If Jony Ive was going for that Wanted Poster look for his executive profile picture, he now looks like an adorable puppy thanks to Memoji. Never has the leadership page on Apple’s website been so fu...


[Tue Jul 17th 5:40 pm] Apple posts fourth developer betas of iOS 12, tvOS 12, watchOS 5


Apple has released the fourth developer betas of iOS 12, tvOS 12, and watchOS 5. Registered developers can download them via Apple’s developer portal (https://developer.apple.com/account/#/welcome)....


[Tue Jul 17th 5:40 pm] Apple’s New AI Boss, Leaked iPhone Glass Photo – TMO Daily Observations 2018-07-17


Adam Christianson from the Maccast and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple’s AI boss John Giannandrea, plus they share their thoughts on a leaked photo showing the next iPhone’s glas...


[Tue Jul 17th 5:30 pm] So, about Apple’s new MacBook Pro butterfly keyboard


Last week, Apple announced an updated MacBook Pro, packing in fresh processors that were announced...


[Tue Jul 17th 5:27 pm] iOS 12 Beta 4 Download Released for Developers


Apple has released iOS 12 beta 4 to iPhone and iPad users enrolled in the iOS developer beta testing program. The accompanying update to the iOS 12 public beta will likely arrive soon after. The fourt...


[Tue Jul 17th 5:19 pm] Apple Seeds tvOS 12 Developer Beta 4


tvOS 12 includes new features like Dolby Atmos audio support, the ability to auto-fill passwords from user’s iPhones, and Zero Sign-on for cable TV services. Zero Sign-on lets Apple TV detect which...


[Tue Jul 17th 5:15 pm] Microsoft Edge for iOS to get visual search and more


Microsoft knows that Edge is nowhere near as popular as its rivals, but it has no plans to stop making its browser as good as can be. Its next big update will give those on iOS the ability to search b...


[Tue Jul 17th 5:13 pm] Apple releases fourth developer betas of iOS 12, tvOS 12, and watchOS 5


Apple has rolled out new developer betas for its milestone operating systems, with fourth beta builds of iOS 12, tvOS 12, and watchOS 5 available for testing one day after the newest beta o...


[Tue Jul 17th 5:10 pm] The Schlage Z-Wave Connect Camelot touchscreen deadbolt is only $134


Upgrade your front door. The Schlage Z-Wave Connect Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt is down to $134.13 with the 20% off for Prime on the product page. This deadbolt has been regularly selling around $17...


[Tue Jul 17th 5:10 pm] The Schlage Z-Wave Connect Camelot touchscreen deadbolt is only $134


Upgrade your front door. The Schlage Z-Wave Connect Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt is down to $134.13 with the 20% off for Prime on the product page. This deadbolt has been regularly selling around $17...


[Tue Jul 17th 5:08 pm] Apple seeds iOS 12 beta 4 to developers


A fresh new version of iOS 12 is waiting for developers to download, bringing with it a fresh batch of fixes and some UI tweaks. Apple released iOS 12 beta 4 this morning for both iPhone and iPad. The...


[Tue Jul 17th 5:06 pm] watchOS 5 developer beta 4 for Apple Watch now available


watchOS 5 developer beta 4 for Apple Watch is now available for testing. As always, we’ll dig through the latest beta version and highlight all the changes between the previous beta and the latest...


[Tue Jul 17th 5:06 pm] iOS 12 developer beta 4 is available for download right now


Continuing with the onwards march of progress, Apple has just released the fourth developer beta of iOS 12 for developers and bug-loving masochists to download right now. If you’re already on the d...


[Tue Jul 17th 5:06 pm] tvOS 12 developer beta 4 for Apple TV 4 and Apple TV 4K now available


tvOS 12 developer beta 4 is now available for Apple TV 4 and Apple TV 4K. tvOS 12 includes expanded audio format support, app sign-on improvements, updates to Aerial screensavers, and more.


[Tue Jul 17th 5:06 pm] iOS 12 developer beta 4 for iPhone and iPad now available


Time to update your iPhones and iPads — iOS 12 developer beta 4 is out now. This beta is one of the last versions to possibly include interface tweaks, so we’ll dig in and see if anything has chan...


[Tue Jul 17th 5:02 pm] The Washington Post: ‘Amazon Continues to Profit From the Sale of White-Supremacist Propaganda’


Tracy Jan, reporting earlier this month for The Washington Post: Shoppers can purchase Amazon.com merchandise displaying symbols of white supremacy, such as a swastika necklace, a baby onesie with...


[Tue Jul 17th 5:01 pm] Why the US-China trade war may not have much impact on Apple


Apple stock fell 1.3% on July 11 as a result of the escalating US-China trade war...


[Tue Jul 17th 5:00 pm] Apple wants to embed stretchable displays in your clothes


It sounds like science fiction, but Apple has created a method for making stretchable displays. This means that, instead of your computer being in your pocket or on your wrist, it could be made into y...


[Tue Jul 17th 4:46 pm] Happy World Emoji Day! Apple unveils more than 70 new emojis coming this fall


Apple will introduce more than 70 new emojis alongside an iOS 12 update later this year.        


[Tue Jul 17th 4:46 pm] Happy World Emoji Day! Apple unveils more than 70 new emojis coming this fall


Apple will introduce more than 70 new emojis alongside an iOS 12 update later this year.        


[Tue Jul 17th 4:45 pm] Uber Head of HR Liane Hornsey Resigns Following Discrimination Probe


Salvador Rodriguez, reporting last week for Reuters: Uber Technologies Inc’s Chief People Officer Liane Hornsey resigned in an email to staff on Tuesday, following an investigation into how she...


[Tue Jul 17th 4:39 pm] Mophie rolls out iPhone battery packs that charge by a Lightning cable


Mophie, a best-selling manufacturer of stylish battery cases, just announced a range of battery packs specifically built for use with different iOS devices, including the iPhone, iPad, and AirPo...


[Tue Jul 17th 4:34 pm] Mophie expands Lightning battery lineup with four new MFi power banks


Mophie has today introduced a new lineup of power banks that makes it more convenient than ever to keep your iPhone and iPad juiced up. All four of the latest portable batteries feature a Lightning po...


[Tue Jul 17th 4:32 pm] Fortnite fights intensify with brand new submachine gun


The mammoth Fortnite season five update gave us stacks of awesome new content to enjoy, but it seems it wasn’t enough for Epic Games. This week, players can enjoy a brand new submachine gun which is...


[Tue Jul 17th 4:31 pm] 9to5Toys Lunch Break: Amazon MacBook Blowout from $989, Apple TV 64GB $99.50, ecobee3 Thermostat bundle $200, more


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


[Tue Jul 17th 4:30 pm] Native Instruments releases Polar Flare


Native Instruments has released Polar Flare, a $49 Expansion that captures an otherworldly sound heard in a broad range of artists from Boards of Canada, to Caribou, Bonobo, Four Tet, and beyond.  It...


[Tue Jul 17th 4:20 pm] When is the best time to buy an iPhone?


When is the best time to buy an iPhone? Should you buy a new iPhone now or wait? And will a new iPhone launch soon? We answer all these questions and more


[Tue Jul 17th 4:11 pm] ‘The Axis Is Constructive-Destructive’


Steve Jobs, in a 2010 conversation with Rupert Murdoch, in which Jobs told Murdoch he was “blowing it with Fox News”: “The axis today is not liberal and conservative, the axis is constructiv...


[Tue Jul 17th 4:01 pm] Amazon Stumbles with Prime Day Server Problems


Amazon Prime Day didn’t go as smoothly as customers hoped thanks to server headaches.


[Tue Jul 17th 4:00 pm] Best Group Calling Apps to Download Before iOS 12


Support for group calling is coming to FaceTime this fall as part of iOS 12. It looks awesome, and users can participate in group calls with up to 32 people. They can overlay their face with Memoji, a...


[Tue Jul 17th 3:41 pm] MacOS 10.14 Mojave Removes Subpixel Anti-Aliasing


I was a huge fan of sub-pixel anti-aliasing back in the day (and in fact still have it enabled on 10.13), but it matters far more on non-retina displays than retina ones. I think it’s proper for App...


[Tue Jul 17th 3:34 pm] ∞ I wish the App Store had a delete button on the Update tab


I really enjoy the new App Store, especially the Today tab, where I can in-depth stories about developers, apps, and even collections of apps that I may find interesting. I spend more time on the new...


[Tue Jul 17th 3:29 pm] US House Finally gets a Republican to Back Net Neutrality


Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) says he’s ready to take action and restore net neutrality protection. The rules were overturned and ultimately expired on July 11th, opening the door for ISPs to c...


[Tue Jul 17th 3:25 pm] Apple granted two major Apple Pencil patents for iPad Pro


The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 40 newly granted patents for Apple...


[Tue Jul 17th 3:22 pm] Third-Generation MacBook Pro Keyboards Have a Protective Silicon Barrier


Sam Lionhart, writing for iFixit: Here’s an inflammatory take for you: Apple’s new quieter keyboard is actually a silent scheme to fix their keyboard reliability issues. We’re in the middle...


[Tue Jul 17th 3:17 pm] Supporting Michael Tsai’s Blog


Michael Tsai: I’ve been told this is overdue, but I’d like to ask you to help support this site financially. This is optional. I’m not creating a paywall, and I don’t want you to feel guil...


[Tue Jul 17th 3:12 pm] Today only: Save up to 20% at eBay with coupon


Not to be outdone by Amazon, eBay has issued two Prime Day coupon codes, one which is valid sitewide and the other which knocks 20% off select tech, including many iPhones and iPads. Both o...


[Tue Jul 17th 3:10 pm] Dedicated Apple fan creates needlework Mac masterpieces


So you’ve got your perfect Apple geek room: Steve Jobs biographies on the bookshelves, iMac Pro on your desk, and maybe a couple of rare vintage Macs locked in a display cabinet. Looking for somethi...


[Tue Jul 17th 3:06 pm] VirtualLink USB-C standard reduces cables count for VR headsets, is a boon for Mac users


The VirtualLink Consortium has launched a new "Alternate Mode" for USB Type-C designed to reduce the number of cables required for virtual reality headsets to function, one that could make...


[Tue Jul 17th 3:00 pm] Former Apple employee pleads not guilty in trade secret case


A former Apple Inc employee pleaded not guilty on Monday after federal prosecutors filed an indictment...


[Tue Jul 17th 2:58 pm] Popular Science: ‘Do You Really Need to Properly Eject a USB Drive Before Yanking It Out?’


Rob Verger, writing for Popular Science: Pull a USB flash drive out of your Mac without first clicking to eject it, and you’ll get a stern, shameful warning: “Disk Not Ejected Properly.” Bu...


[Tue Jul 17th 2:57 pm] How to download Netflix on a Mac


Want to watch download your favourite Netflix movies and TV shows on your Mac so you (or the kids) can watch them offline? Our guide shows how to download Netflix on a Mac.


[Tue Jul 17th 2:54 pm] Republican Mike Coffman joins push to restore net neutrality


Colorado Representative Mike Coffman on Tuesday become the first Republican to demonstrate support for U.S. House efforts to force a vote on net neutrality protections, undone earlier this...


[Tue Jul 17th 2:50 pm] GOP congressman tries belt-and-braces approach to restoring net neutrality


The US Senate may have voted to restore net neutrality, but getting it through the House is a bigger hurdle. However, we’re now at least one step closer thanks to one Republican congressman taking a...


[Tue Jul 17th 2:46 pm] More Than 70 New Emoji Are Coming to an iPhone Near You


It’s World Emoji Day. And Apple, undeniably home of the world’s most recognizable emoji, announced it will unveil 70 new symbols later this year. That includes a long-time fan request for red-head...


[Tue Jul 17th 2:43 pm] Leaked Photo Shows Front Glass for Bigger iPhone Lineup


A leaked photo shows what appears to be the front glass panel for three iPhone models with bigger screen sizes across the board.


[Tue Jul 17th 2:28 pm] Apple, Google cashed in on Pizzagate-offshoot conspiracy app


An app promoting a conspiracy theory featuring Hillary Clinton and a child sex ring lingered at the top of Apple’s App Store...


[Tue Jul 17th 2:04 pm] iFixit 13-inch Touch Bar MacBook Pro Teardown Reveals Bigger Battery, More


iFixit finished tearing down the mid-2018 13-inch Touch Bar MacBook Pro and along with the redesigned keyboard they found a higher capacity battery, a T2 chip, and no chance for user upgrades.


[Tue Jul 17th 2:00 pm] Lead your team to victory by mastering scrum project management [Deals]


There are many ways to manage teams around big projects, but few as proven as scrum. The agile framework is ideal for everything from software development to marketing and beyond, so learning it can o...


[Tue Jul 17th 1:59 pm] NBC News: ‘Apple, Google Cashed in on Pizzagate-Offshoot Conspiracy App’


NBC News: An app promoting a conspiracy theory featuring Hillary Clinton and a child sex ring lingered at the top of Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store for months, with both tech giants...


[Tue Jul 17th 1:51 pm] T-Mobile extends (useless) free 2G data to 210 countries, offers $5/day pass for LTE


T-Mobile is extending Simple Global, the scheme that pretends to offer you free unlimited data when travelling, to 210 countries – up from the previous 140. We say ‘pretends’ as what you actuall...


[Tue Jul 17th 1:46 pm] 2018 iPhone glass panels revealed


So far, we’ve heard many reports of this year’s iPhone line-up...


[Tue Jul 17th 1:39 pm] How to hide photos on your iPhone so they don’t show up in your camera roll


ARE YOU looking for a way to keep your saucy iPhone pics locked away from prying eyes? Well, you’re in luck. Apple’s blower has a handy hidden album feature, where you can tuck away those photos...


[Tue Jul 17th 1:30 pm] Comic: The Quiet Keyboard Conspiracy


Blink twice if you really wanted a quieter keyboard. comics from The Pixel Project. ...


[Tue Jul 17th 1:30 pm] Comic: The Quiet Keyboard Conspiracy


Blink twice if you really wanted a quieter keyboard. comics from The Pixel Project. ...


[Tue Jul 17th 1:17 pm] ‘Reverse AR’ Disney app aims to entertain your family as you wait in line


If you’ve ever been bored while waiting in line for a ride at a Disney theme park, the company has a solution – a kind of reverse augmented reality app …


[Tue Jul 17th 1:15 pm] Ex-Apple employee pleads not guilty to stealing secret blueprints for self-driving car project


A former member of Apple’s self-driving car team pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he stole trade secrets from his employer in his final weeks on the job. Xiaolang Zhang, 33, faces up to 1...


[Tue Jul 17th 1:15 pm] TomTom raises full-year outlook, sees no damage from U.S. tariffs


Dutch digital mapping company TomTom on Tuesday raised its full-year outlook as upbeat sales of software and services...


[Tue Jul 17th 1:04 pm] How to use Time Machine to back up a Mac


Everything you need to know about backing up your Mac using Time Machine, including: how to use Time Machine, what to do if Time Machine is too slow, what Time Machine backs up and whether it backs up...


[Tue Jul 17th 12:50 pm] Best Mac for music production


Which is the best Mac for making music? We compare the Apple Mac range to see which one is best for music production.


[Tue Jul 17th 12:45 pm] Apple unveils new emoji characters for World Emoji Day


More than 70 new emoji characters are coming to iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac...


[Tue Jul 17th 12:43 pm] KeyQue 9 shows a table of available emoji characters


Ergonis Software has rolled out KeyCue 9, an update of their keyboard shortcut cheat sheet. The upgrade shows a table of all available emoji characters and lets you insert any emoji with a click. Key...


[Tue Jul 17th 12:30 pm] Logo Pop Adds 250 New Editable Graphics


MacAppware, a division of 128bit Technologies, has added 250 new editable graphics to Logo Pop, its logo design app for Mac.  The utility allows you to create a professional looking vector based logo...


[Tue Jul 17th 12:28 pm] iOS beta of Microsoft Edge browser now lets you use a photo to search [Video]


I haven’t yet seen any particular reason to give Microsoft’s Edge browser a try, but one feature added to the beta today looks neat: you can now use a photo from your camera roll to perform a sear...


[Tue Jul 17th 12:25 pm] Stretchy substrates could help Apple produce flexible displays for future iPhone


Apple is considering alternative ways to mount sensors, indicators, switches, and other elements to create devices and components like a flexible display, including attaching parts to an el...


[Tue Jul 17th 12:20 pm] Apple’s modern new store in Walnut Creek, CA set to open on July 28th


Less than a month after relocating an aging store in Seattle’s University Village to a dramatically larger and more modern space nearby, Apple will do the same in Walnut Creek’s Broadway Plaza. Ac...


[Tue Jul 17th 12:00 pm] Today in Apple history: iMac G4 gets super-sized screen


July 17, 2002: Apple ships a new super-sized iMac G4, offering a 17-inch widescreen LCD display that becomes the envy of most computer users at the time. “The best consumer desktop just got even bet...


[Tue Jul 17th 11:58 am] 2018 iPhone glass panels make their first appearance


So far, we’ve heard many reports of this year’s iPhone line-up, and seen some claimed schematics, along with renders based on them, but a photo posted today claims to give us our first look at act...


[Tue Jul 17th 11:43 am] New iPhone 9 and iPhone X Leaks Appear to Confirm Budget-Friendly Features


A new iPhone leak appears to confirm the company’s plans to launch three new devices this year — and it’s great news for those on a budget. Benjamin Geskin, a prolific Apple leaker that revealed...


[Tue Jul 17th 10:50 am] Apple turns to Memoji to decorate its executive profiles page


Apple on Monday unveiled all the new emoji that are coming to iPhone, iPad, and Mac this fall. Of course, we already knew those emoji were in the making and that they’ll soon be available on all sma...


[Tue Jul 17th 10:11 am] 2018 iPhone screen protectors reveal a nasty surprise


It turns out the more affordable 6.1-inch iPhone that Apple has planned for 2018 won’t quite be the iPhone X lookalike we were expecting. The brand new handset will certainly borrow a lot of the iP...


[Tue Jul 17th 10:00 am] Sonos Beam review: Features galore, but best suited to smaller home theaters


Alexa and AirPlay 2 support are just two of the features the Sonos Beam delivers, just don’t expect it to fill a big room.


[Tue Jul 17th 9:46 am] Apple pulls controversial conspiracy app from the App Store


Apple has removed QDrops, a $0.99 paid app designed to promote a conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton and a supposed child sex ring, from the App Store. Despite its pro-free speech position, Apple...


[Tue Jul 17th 9:40 am] Best pro Mac 2018


Should creative pro users buy the iMac, MacBook Pro or iMac Pro, or should they wait for the Mac Pro?


[Tue Jul 17th 9:35 am] Apple replaced its executive portraits with Memoji


Today is World Emoji Day, and to get in on the fun, Apple has replaced all of its executives’ headshots with Memoji versions of their faces. Technically, Memoji are not the same thing as emoji...