Drink from the Firehose...
TweetFollow Us on Twitter

Drink from the Firehose...

Wednesday October 30

06:10
LG G8X ThinQ review: More screens aren't always...

As far as smartphone makers go, LG is an oddball. It takes a certain degree of chutzpah to design, build and market devices that completely defy convention. And this company has been responsible for more than a few of those over the years. The modula...

| Read more »
06:00
Google brings its ‘.new’ domains to the rest of the...

Take a minute to open up a new browser window and enter the address:

doc.new

If you are a user of Google docs, you’ll create a new document. You can also use:

sheet.new

That’ll create a new spreadsheet.

If this is new to you (it’s been this way for about a year), no surprise, it’s not well publicized.

With that as the baseline, read the linked article to see all of new “.new” coming. The two biggest are “word.new” to create a new Word document, and “playlist.new” to create a new Spotify playlist.

Interesting that Apple is not a player here.

∞ Read this on The Loop

| Read more »
06:00
10x faster internet? Yes, it’s just around the corner

Can you imagine what it would be like if you suddenly discovered you could read 10 times faster than you could yesterday? Or if you went to the gym and started to work out 10 times harder than before?

These exaggerated super powers may seem like the plot details in the latest Marvel movie, but there is actually something — a broadband technology platform from the cable industry — that’s projected to ramp up by a factor of 10 in the not too distant future.

Cable broadband providers in the U.S. and around the globe are beginning work on this new service, called 10G. “10G” stands for 10 gigabits per second, and should not to be confused with 5G, a mobile industry term, which stands for fifth-generation cellular wireless. This super speedy cable broadband technology platform will not only provide blazing internet speeds but it will have the capacity to handle more data from the dozens of connected devices we have in our homes. When is it going...

| Read more »
05:57
Apple TV+ has strong pre-launch awareness

RapidTV News reports that Ampere Analysis finds strong awareness already for Apple TV+ offer.

The study found that nearly two-fifths (38%) of US respondents said they were aware of the Apple TV+ product. Among Apple device owners awareness was 51%; for non-Apple device users this was 25%.

Looking more at age demographics, Ampere found that Apple’s decision to include the TV+ service with new device purchases appeals particularly to the younger consumers in the research. The research group found that 21% of Apple device owners are likely or highly likely to subscribe, compared with 13% of non-Apple owners. This rises to 29% of the 18-24 age...

| Read more »
05:53
Apple resumes human reviews of Siri audio with...

Mae Anderson, AP:

Apple is giving consumers notice when installing the update, iOS 13.2. Individuals can choose “Not Now” to decline audio storage and review. Users who enable this can turn it off later in the settings. Apple also specifies that Siri data is not associated with a user’s Apple ID.

One of the little publicized changes that came with iOS 13.2. Most likely because the HomePod change and bricking monopolized the news.

Personally, I opted in. Comes down to trust. I trust Apple with my privacy.

∞ Read this on The Loop

| Read more »
05:46
New modular Mac Pro’s release seems to be imminent

Apple’s promised modular Mac Pro has popped up on the FCC registry site, with its regulatory testing information publicly released. Expect its release soon, along with the 32-inch Apple XDR Pro Display.

The new pro desktop boasts workstation-class Xeon processors up to 28 cores, a high-performance memory system with a 1.5TB capacity, eight PCIe expansion slots and a graphics architecture for the most powerful graphics card. It also introduces Apple Afterburner, an accelerator card that enables playback of three streams of 8K ProRes RAW video simultaneously.

The Mac Pro features Xeon processors up to 28 cores, with 64 PCI Express lanes. It also provides over 300W of power along with a state-of-the-art thermal architecture to allow the processor to run fully unconstrained all the time.

Featuring a six-channel memory architecture and 12 physical DIMM slots, the new Mac Pro...

| Read more »
05:43
iOS 13.2 emoji changelog

Lots of changes. Worth the time to scroll through the linked post just to get a sense of what’s new.

∞ Read this on The Loop

| Read more »
05:38
Sonos pushing AirPlay 2 speaker lineup with new...

Sonos has announced a new initiative today that makes it easy for existing customers to trade in older Sonos products for a nice discount on new ones. For Apple customers, the Trade Up program is a neat opportunity to bring Sonos’ AirPlay 2 compatible speakers into your home.

more…

The post Sonos pushing AirPlay 2 speaker lineup with new Trade Up discount program appeared first on 9to5Mac.

| Read more »
05:31
Sublime Text 3211 - Sophisticated text editor for...

Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, markup, and prose. You'll love the slick user interface, extraordinary features, and amazing performance.

Features

  • Goto Anything. Use Goto Anything to open files with only a few keystrokes, and instantly jump to symbols, lines, or words. Triggered with ⌘P, it is possible to:
    • Type part of a file name to open it
    • Type @ to jump to symbols, # to search within the file, and : to go to a line number

    These shortcuts can be combined, so tp@rf may take you to a function read_file within a file text_parser.py. Similarly, tp:100 would take you to line 100 of the same file.

  • Multiple Selections. Make ten changes at the same time, not one change ten times. Multiple selections allow you to interactively change many lines at once, rename variables with ease, and manipulate files faster than ever. Try pressing ⇧⌘L to split the...
| Read more »
05:23
AirPods Pro Available for In-Store Pickup

While Apple has started making the first AirPods Pro deliveries to customers in some countries, those hoping to make a purchase in person can head to Apple's AirPods Pro product page and make a purchase for in-store pickup. Pickup is currently available in many countries where Apple has retail stores.

In the U.S., where most stores have yet to open, all stores we've checked are listed as having ‌AirPods Pro‌ available today, but if you want to guarantee to be able to walk in and pick some up, it's probably best to place an online order and select pickup at your local retail store. Store staff will then set aside a pair for you and you won't have to worry about supplies running out.

At one retail store we checked out this morning, there was a line of about four customers waiting roughly an hour before opening.

‌AirPods Pro‌ became...

| Read more »
05:20
WhatsApp hack sees Facebook sue; company pays...

Facebook is suing an Israeli company for a WhatsApp hack which allowed various governments to spy on more than 1,000 users, reports ReutersThe attack was made possible by a security vulnerability in the app, later fixed.

WhatsApp sued Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group on Tuesday, accusing it of helping government...

| Read more »
05:16
LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign now supports macOS...

Zevrix Solutions has announced LinkOptimizer 5.3.11, a compatibility update to company’s workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. 

The software can reduce InDesign link size by resizing images to their final dimensions at a target resolution specified. The app can also assign colors profiles, convert file formats, and perform image adjustments. Version 5.3.11 makes LinkOptimizer compatible with macOS 10.15 Catalina.

LinkOptimizer can be purchased from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com) for $259.95; a “lite” version is offered for $179.95. A demo is available for download. The update is free for LinkOptimizer 5.x users and $130 to upgrade from previous versions. LinkOptimizer requires macOS 10.8-10.15 and Adobe InDesign / Photoshop CS5-CC 2019.

The post LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign now supports...

| Read more »
05:16
LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign now supports macOS...

Zevrix Solutions has announced LinkOptimizer 5.3.11, a compatibility update to company’s workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. 

The software can reduce InDesign link size by resizing images to their final dimensions at a target resolution specified. The app can also assign colors profiles, convert file formats, and perform image adjustments. Version 5.3.11 makes LinkOptimizer compatible with macOS 10.15 Catalina.

LinkOptimizer can be purchased from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com) for $259.95; a “lite” version is offered for $179.95. A demo is available for download. The update is free for LinkOptimizer 5.x users and $130 to upgrade from previous versions. LinkOptimizer requires macOS 10.8-10.15 and Adobe InDesign / Photoshop CS5-CC 2019.

The post LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign now supports...

| Read more »
05:16
LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign now supports macOS...

Zevrix Solutions has announced LinkOptimizer 5.3.11, a compatibility update to company’s workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. 

The software can reduce InDesign link size by resizing images to their final dimensions at a target resolution specified. The app can also assign colors profiles, convert file formats, and perform image adjustments. Version 5.3.11 makes LinkOptimizer compatible with macOS 10.15 Catalina.

LinkOptimizer can be purchased from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com) for $259.95; a “lite” version is offered for $179.95. A demo is available for download. The update is free for LinkOptimizer 5.x users and $130 to upgrade from previous versions. LinkOptimizer requires macOS 10.8-10.15 and Adobe InDesign / Photoshop CS5-CC 2019.

The post LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign now supports...

| Read more »
05:16
LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign now supports macOS...

Zevrix Solutions has announced LinkOptimizer 5.3.11, a compatibility update to company’s workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. 

The software can reduce InDesign link size by resizing images to their final dimensions at a target resolution specified. The app can also assign colors profiles, convert file formats, and perform image adjustments. Version 5.3.11 makes LinkOptimizer compatible with macOS 10.15 Catalina.

LinkOptimizer can be purchased from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com) for $259.95; a “lite” version is offered for $179.95. A demo is available for download. The update is free for LinkOptimizer 5.x users and $130 to upgrade from previous versions. LinkOptimizer requires macOS 10.8-10.15 and Adobe InDesign / Photoshop CS5-CC 2019.

The post LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign now supports...

| Read more »
05:13
AirPods Pro are arriving in Apple stores around the...

Apple says its new AirPods Pro are beginning to arrive at Apple retail stores and to customers. Mine are supposed to arrive today, so expect a review very soon.

AirPods Pro cost $249 and are available to order from apple.com and in the Apple Store app in the U.S. and more than 25 other countries and regions. They require Apple devices running iOS 13.2 or later, iPadOS 13.2 or later, watchOS 6.1 or later, tvOS 13.2 or later, or macOS Catalina 10.15.1 or later.

Customers can add personal engraving to AirPods Pro, AirPods with Charging Case and AirPods with Wireless Charging Case for free on apple.com and the Apple Store app.

| Read more »
05:10
A Major Breakthrough in US-China Trade Talks was...

Leaders of the world’s two biggest economies are working to agree on the text for a "Phase One" trade agreement announced by Trump on Oct. 11. A major breakthrough was announced yesterday in Beijing.

| Read more »
05:09
Apple gets FCC approval for Mac Pro, release imminent




On Wednesday morning, Apple was granted FCC approval for the forthcoming Mac Pro, with historical precedent suggesting strongly that preorders for the unit will start very soon.

| Read more »
05:08
iPhone shipments in China fell by 28% in the third...

iPhone shipments in China fell by 28%, according to new data from Canalys. The research group says the iPhone 11 saved the decline from being even worse.

Apple maintained the number five position among smartphone vendors in China, thanks to the immediate boost of iPhone 11 launches in September, which accounted for nearly 40% of the tech giant’s third quarter shipments, according to Canalys.

“Apple is more prepared than previous years to face strong headwinds in China,” says analyst Louis Liu. “Its iPhone 11 models focused on camera improvements, which proved desirable to Chinese consumers. More importantly, a lower launch price of iPhone 11 and a more flexible channel margin structure for local distribution on the new devices, were critical market stimuli for Apple. However, it faces a looming challenge, as Chinese vendors and operators are set to drive heavy marketing and promotions...

| Read more »
05:06
New Mac Pro Receives FCC Approval Ahead of Launch

Apple's new Mac Pro has received FCC approval today ahead of its release later this year. Apple's website still says the new ‌Mac Pro‌ is "coming this fall," but FCC approval could signal an imminent announcement.

The all-new ‌‌Mac Pro‌‌ is a powerhouse, with up to 28-core Intel Xeon processors, up to 1.5TB of ECC RAM, up to 4TB of SSD storage, and up to AMD Radeon Pro Vega II Duo graphics with 64GB of HBM2 memory. The computer also has eight PCIe expansion slots for maximum performance, expansion, and configurability.

A new design includes a stainless steel frame with smooth handles and an aluminum housing that lifts off for 360-degree access to the entire system. The housing also has a unique lattice pattern to maximize airflow and quiet operation.

The new ‌‌Mac Pro‌‌ will start at $5,999 in the United States with an eight-core Intel Xeon processor, 32GB of ECC...

| Read more »
05:06
The new Mac Pro gets FCC approval ahead of launch

The Mac Pro has appeared today on the FCC registry site, with its regulatory testing information publicly released. This usually means a product launch is imminent.

more…

The post The new Mac Pro gets FCC approval ahead of launch appeared first on 9to5Mac.

| Read more »
05:02
DJI Mavic Mini introduced — new $399 Ultra-Light...

The new Ultra-Light DJI Mavic Mini is officially introduced by the world’s largest drone marker this morning. And it weighs only 249 grams! And that is with the micro-SD card included! You can preorder the drone starting right now. It’s $399 for the Standard Version and $499 for the Fly More Combo.

It feels like we’ve known this drone a long time already with all the photos that were leaked over the last week or so. Anyway, we have a lot of information to go over, so let’s get started.

more…

The post...

| Read more »
05:00
Call Recorder for iPhone Annual Subscription: One-...

Do you need to record phone calls? Doing so can be important in business dealings, helpful when you’re trying to get decent customer service, and even serve as a way of remembering a loved one after they’re gone. Call Recorder for iPhone is the best and easiest way to grab those phone calls for posterity, and we have a one-year subscription to this app on sale today for $39.99 or a lifetime subscription for $59.99.

Record phone calls in one tap for later use with Call Recorder! This phone call recording app will be extremely useful for business people, teachers, as well as anyone who wants to save important information. How do you do it? Open...

| Read more »
04:59
Apple announces Apple Music/Apple TV+ student bundle

Well, I didn’t see that coming: Apple has announced its first bundle deal for Apple TV+. For subscribers to Apple Music on the student plan ($4.99 per month) Apple will giveaway Apple TV+ at no additional charge.

As noted by 9to5 Mac, the news was announced on Hailee Steinfeld’s Instagram page, who stars in Apple’s Dickinson series. As the student subscription only covers a single person, it is possible the free Apple TV+ doesn’t  support Family Sharing. Still, the student bundle is a great deal.

Apple TV+ launches this Friday, Nov. 1. It costs $4.99 per month, though you can get a year’s subscription free with the purchase of a new Mac, iPhone, iPad, or an Apple TV set-top box.

Also, in an interview with Variety, Apple’s heads of worldwide...

| Read more »
04:51
Apple plans to ship at least 80 million 5G-equipped...

Apple plans to ship at least 80 million of 2020 iPhones with 5G technology, according to The Nikkei Asian Review. The article says the next gen smartphones will also sport “leading-edge screens.”

Nikkei Asian Review says that the 2020 iPhones will pack the most advanced 5G modem chip, known as X55, which is designed by Qualcomm, and an A14 Apple-made processor that will use the world's most advanced 5-nanometer chip technology. 

At least two of the three new phones will purportedly have flexible organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays. In addition, Apple is developing a new 3D sensing rear-camera that can sense the environment and detect objects for applications such as augmented reality games, sources said. 

By 2021 or 2022, expect smartphones to include Apple-made...

| Read more »
04:41
All three 2020 iPhones will have the most advanced...

While Apple is running a year behind most flagship smartphones in supporting 5G, a new report today says that next year’s iPhones will have most advanced 5G chip on the market.

The report echoes earlier ones in stating that all three 2020 iPhones will be 5G-compatible, but this one has more specifics…

more…

The post All three 2020 iPhones will have the most advanced 5G chip available — Nikkei appeared first on 9to5Mac.

| Read more »
04:38
No 16-inch MacBook Pro until mid-2020?

Where is the rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro? I’m beginning to think we won’t see it until next year. In a new note to clients — as noted by MacRumors — analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says a new Mac portable with a scissor keyboard will launch in mid-2020.

What he doesn’t clarify is if the Mac laptop in question is a new MacBook Air, a new 12-inch MacBook, a new MacBook Pro (13-inch and 15-inch), or the anticipated “supersized” MacBook Pro. The analyst has previously predicted that Apple will transition its entire laptop lineup to scissor switch keyboards in 2020, moving away from the controversial butterfly keyboard.

Of course, it’s possible that a 16-inch MacBook Pro could be announced along with the modular Mac Pro and XDR Pro Display that Apple has promised will arrive this year. Fingers crossed.



| Read more »
04:12
Apple sets next Apple Watch Activity Challenge for...

Apple updated its Activity Challenge servers today in preparation for its next Apple Watch challenge (via Kyle Seth Gray).

Apple Watch owners will be able to earn the 2019 Veterans Day badge by doing a workout of 11 minutes or more on Veterans Day: Monday, 11th November.

more…

The post Apple sets next Apple Watch Activity Challenge for Veterans Day appeared first on 9to5Mac.

| Read more »
04:09
Apple Shares Photos of AirPods Pro Launch in Stores...

Apple's new AirPods Pro wireless earphones have begun launching around the world today. To celebrate, the company shared a few images of customers trying on the ‌AirPods Pro‌ for the first time at Apple retail stores in Shanghai and Tokyo.

‌AirPods Pro‌ feature active noise cancellation, IPX4 water and sweat resistance, H1 chip with "Hey Siri" support, and a new in-ear design that supports silicone tips in three different sizes. All of these upgrades have increased the price of the ‌AirPods Pro‌ to $249. That's compared to $159 for the regular AirPods and $199 for the ‌AirPods‌ with Wireless Charging Case.

If you're on the hunt for more...

| Read more »
04:03
AirPods Pro now available in Apple Stores worldwide




Apple's new noise-cancelling AirPods Pro have gone on sale in Apple Stores across the globe.

| Read more »
04:00
Tomorrow is Halloween; celebrate accordingly

Tomorrow is Halloween. Here are some macOS and iOS apps to help elebrate the scary day.

For macOS

Application Systems' Spookick is a fun little game available at the  for $2.49. Here’s how the game is described: “In the small, dark and eerie town of Spookville, the people are being terrorized by the dead residents of 17 Chester Street. Only you can save them from the hell of haunting this Halloween by keeping the ghosts amused with the one thing they love the most - a good game of pumpkin passing. Use your bat to flip the flesh-creeping fruit over to each member of the ghostly gang and up your points by clicking on the letter-stealing spirits that help you spell out a spooky theme. Time is running out for the townsfolk of Spookville, so watch the clock as you exorcise the phantoms in this fun-filled ghostly game.”

Carving Technologies offers Me-...

| Read more »
03:55
Apple gearing up to sell 80 million 5G iPhones in...




Apple has reportedly set lofty sales goals for the 2020 iPhone launch, and the company's market power could spur more and faster 5G rollouts.

| Read more »
03:43
iPhone shipments in China fell 28% in Q3; iPhone 11...

iPhone shipments in China fell by 28% in Q3 thanks to fallout from the US trade war, according to the latest Canalys data. The slump would have been even more dramatic but for the popularity of the iPhone 11, says the company.

There could, though, be tougher times ahead for Apple …

more…

The post iPhone shipments in China fell 28% in Q3; iPhone 11 prevented bigger drop appeared first on 9to5Mac.

| Read more »
03:39
AirPods Pro come with higher repair costs that make...




Alongside the higher purchase price for the new Apple AirPods Pro, the costs of repairing damaged or replacing lost ones is greater.

| Read more »
03:38
Apple Security Update 2019-004 - For macOS High...

Apple Security Update is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X. For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit lists security updates for Apple software.

See Related Links for additional security updates.



Version 2019-006:

Security Update 2019-006 is recommended for all users and improves the security of macOS.

For more information on the security content of this update see: this link



  • macOS 10.13
  • See Related Links for other system versions



Download Now

| Read more »
03:30
Guidemaster: Our favorite accessories for iPhones...

Enlarge (credit: Sitthiphong Thadakun / EyeEm)

With the popularity of the iPhone and iPad comes a sea of accessories for both devices. While iPhones and iPads are powerful devices on their own, they can be enhanced by accessories that protect them, let you use them in different ways, and make them work harder for you.

But sifting through the plethora of cases, cables, keyboards, adapters and other accessories available today is a daunting task. It's made even harder thanks to all the different companies making accessories—while that means you...

| Read more »
03:19
Apple Safari 13.0.3 - Apple's Web browser.

Apple Safari is Apple's web browser that comes bundled with the most recent macOS. Safari is faster and more energy efficient than other browsers, so sites are more responsive and your notebook battery lasts longer between charges. Built-in privacy features are stronger than ever. It works with iCloud to let you browse seamlessly across all your devices. And it gives you great ways to find and share your favorites. Put it all together, and no other browser offers such a rich web experience.

Safari for Mac has a condensed and minimalistic interface that offers mac users faster, private browsing with fewer interruptions and extended battery life.

When you download Safari for Mac you will get enhanced protection against invasive malicious software and customizable private browsing options to protect your information.

While browsing privately in Safari, pages that you visit in private mode will not appear in your browsing history list.

The...

| Read more »
03:18
Apple starts sharing photos of AirPods Pro arriving...

We yesterday posted photos of AirPods Pro arriving in Apple Stores around the world, and the Cupertino company has now started sharing its own photos…

more…

The post Apple starts sharing photos of AirPods Pro arriving in stores around the world appeared first on 9to5Mac.

| Read more »
03:00
Beats Solo Pro review: Noise cancelling makes all...

I personally don’t prefer on-ear headphones. If it’s portability I’m after, I’ll go for a pair of true wireless earbuds, or if I want the best sound quality for extended listening, I’ll use over-the-ear cans.

On-ear headphones certainly have their place, though. They tend to be more affordable than their larger over-the-ear counterparts, they’re smaller and easier to stuff in a bag, and often lighter and easier to wear for long periods. The success of the Beats Solo series has made it clear: on-ear headphones have lots of fans.

With the Beats Solo Pro, Apple’s headphone brand has taken the very successful design of the Beats Solo 3 and tweaked it in some meaningful ways, while also adding a stellar active noice cancellation mode. The result is a fantastic, if pricey, pair of on-ear noise cancelling headphones. They don’t break new ground, but they’re probably...

| Read more »
02:57
Report: Apple to Use Qualcomm's X55 5G Modem in...

Apple's 2020 iPhones will all use Qualcomm's newest and fastest 5G-capable modem chip, claims a new report out of Asia today.

Apple is expected to launch three iPhones next year in 5.4-inch, 6.1-inch, and 6.7-inch sizes. According to Nikkei Asian Review, all three will carry the 5G modem chip designed by Qualcomm called the X55.

All three of the new iPhones will carry the most advanced 5G modem chip, known as X55 that is designed by U.S. mobile chip developer Qualcomm, four people familiar with the plan told Nikkei. The chip, which enables much faster downloads, faces such an increase in demand that there could be supply constraints, one person added.The X55 chip offers 7Gb/s peak download speeds and 3Gb/s upload speeds, though these numbers are...

| Read more »
02:50
Kool Tools: Xcentz 36W wall charger

Xcentz, a consumer electronics and intelligent hardware company, has launched the $23 AW-32011 wall charger that supports both Power Delivery (PD) and Quick Charge (QC) fast charging protocols to charge two devices at full-speed simultaneously.

“The PD fast charging technology provided the industry with an unprecedented opportunity to revolutionize the way we charge devices,” says Travel Liu, product manager of Xcentz. “ The transformation from the traditional 5W charging to 18W fast charging will lead consumers to expect a rapid charge in every possible scenario. The launch of Xcentz AW-32011 for PD and QC fast charging meets this need, no matter where the user may find themselves or with what type of device.”

The AW-32011 features:

° 36W Fast Charging: equipped with 18W USB-C Power Delivery and 18W USB Quick Charge 3.0, efficiently charge USB-C and USB device at high-speed simultaneously. It can charge iPhone...

| Read more »
02:50
Kool Tools: Xcentz 36W wall charger

Xcentz, a consumer electronics and intelligent hardware company, has launched the $23 AW-32011 wall charger that supports both Power Delivery (PD) and Quick Charge (QC) fast charging protocols to charge two devices at full-speed simultaneously.

“The PD fast charging technology provided the industry with an unprecedented opportunity to revolutionize the way we charge devices,” says Travel Liu, product manager of Xcentz. “ The transformation from the traditional 5W charging to 18W fast charging will lead consumers to expect a rapid charge in every possible scenario. The launch of Xcentz AW-32011 for PD and QC fast charging meets this need, no matter where the user may find themselves or with what type of device.”

The AW-32011 features:

° 36W Fast Charging: equipped with 18W USB-C Power Delivery and 18W USB Quick Charge 3.0, efficiently charge USB-C and USB device at high-speed simultaneously. It can charge iPhone...

| Read more »
02:50
Kool Tools: Xcentz 36W wall charger

Xcentz, a consumer electronics and intelligent hardware company, has launched the $23 AW-32011 wall charger that supports both Power Delivery (PD) and Quick Charge (QC) fast charging protocols to charge two devices at full-speed simultaneously.

“The PD fast charging technology provided the industry with an unprecedented opportunity to revolutionize the way we charge devices,” says Travel Liu, product manager of Xcentz. “ The transformation from the traditional 5W charging to 18W fast charging will lead consumers to expect a rapid charge in every possible scenario. The launch of Xcentz AW-32011 for PD and QC fast charging meets this need, no matter where the user may find themselves or with what type of device.”

The AW-32011 features:

° 36W Fast Charging: equipped with 18W USB-C Power Delivery and 18W USB Quick Charge 3.0, efficiently charge USB-C and USB device at high-speed simultaneously. It can charge iPhone...

| Read more »
02:50
Kool Tools: Xcentz 36W wall charger

Xcentz, a consumer electronics and intelligent hardware company, has launched the $23 AW-32011 wall charger that supports both Power Delivery (PD) and Quick Charge (QC) fast charging protocols to charge two devices at full-speed simultaneously.

“The PD fast charging technology provided the industry with an unprecedented opportunity to revolutionize the way we charge devices,” says Travel Liu, product manager of Xcentz. “ The transformation from the traditional 5W charging to 18W fast charging will lead consumers to expect a rapid charge in every possible scenario. The launch of Xcentz AW-32011 for PD and QC fast charging meets this need, no matter where the user may find themselves or with what type of device.”

The AW-32011 features:

° 36W Fast Charging: equipped with 18W USB-C Power Delivery and 18W USB Quick Charge 3.0, efficiently charge USB-C and USB device at high-speed simultaneously. It can charge iPhone...

| Read more »
02:49
Editorial: Following Fold fiasco, Samsung fields a...




At its annual Samsung Developer Conference, Google's leading Android licensee is working hard to be taken seriously as a software platform vendor on its own, highlighting Bixby, SmartThings, a closer copying of Apple's iOS appearance, and new plans to license Tizen OS to other TV makers. Yet most of its attention is centered on a few seconds of a video depicting the concept of a flip-phone.

| Read more »
02:30
Apple releases macOS Catalina 10.15.1 update, adds...

If you’ve been hankering for the first major update for macOS 10 Catalina, it’s here.

Late Tuesday, Apple released macOS Catalina 10.15.1, which offered the following slew of bug fixes and changes:

Emoji:

  • Over 70 new or updated emoji, including animals, food, activities, new accessibility emoji, gender neutral emoji, and skin tones selection for couple emoji

AirPods:

  • Introduces support for AirPods Pro

Home app:

  • HomeKit Secure Video enables you to privately capture, store, and view encrypted video from your security cameras and features people, animal, and vehicle detection
  • HomeKit enabled routers let you control how your HomeKit accessories communicate over the internet or in your home
  • Adds support for AirPlay 2-enabled speakers in scenes and automations
  • ...
| Read more »
02:21
Mobile mixed reality market value to exceed $43...

A new study from Juniper Research has found that the global value of the mobile mixed reality market will exceed $43 billion by 2024, rising from $8 billion in 2019. Mixed reality overlays interactive digital images and videos onto the real word through a smartphone, tablet or smart glasses.

The research group identified 5G networks and edge computing as two key emerging technologies that will accelerate the development of mixed reality services in 2020. Juniper urged smart glasses vendors to incorporate hardware to enable 5G and edge computing capabilities. It forecast that the enhanced content and services enabled by these technologies would usher in the second wave of smart glasses adoption by increasing the end users’...

| Read more »
02:21
Mobile mixed reality market value to exceed $43...

A new study from Juniper Research has found that the global value of the mobile mixed reality market will exceed $43 billion by 2024, rising from $8 billion in 2019. Mixed reality overlays interactive digital images and videos onto the real word through a smartphone, tablet or smart glasses.

The research group identified 5G networks and edge computing as two key emerging technologies that will accelerate the development of mixed reality services in 2020. Juniper urged smart glasses vendors to incorporate hardware to enable 5G and edge computing capabilities. It forecast that the enhanced content and services enabled by these technologies would usher in the second wave of smart glasses adoption by increasing the end users’...

| Read more »
02:21
Mobile mixed reality market value to exceed $43...

A new study from Juniper Research has found that the global value of the mobile mixed reality market will exceed $43 billion by 2024, rising from $8 billion in 2019. Mixed reality overlays interactive digital images and videos onto the real word through a smartphone, tablet or smart glasses.

The research group identified 5G networks and edge computing as two key emerging technologies that will accelerate the development of mixed reality services in 2020. Juniper urged smart glasses vendors to incorporate hardware to enable 5G and edge computing capabilities. It forecast that the enhanced content and services enabled by these technologies would usher in the second wave of smart glasses adoption by increasing the end users’...

| Read more »
02:21
Mobile mixed reality market value to exceed $43...

A new study from Juniper Research has found that the global value of the mobile mixed reality market will exceed $43 billion by 2024, rising from $8 billion in 2019. Mixed reality overlays interactive digital images and videos onto the real word through a smartphone, tablet or smart glasses.

The research group identified 5G networks and edge computing as two key emerging technologies that will accelerate the development of mixed reality services in 2020. Juniper urged smart glasses vendors to incorporate hardware to enable 5G and edge computing capabilities. It forecast that the enhanced content and services enabled by these technologies would usher in the second wave of smart glasses adoption by increasing the end users’...

| Read more »
02:15
Apple warns of potentially fatal conflict between...

As nifty as the newly-released iOS 13.2 update may be, there appear to be some significant conflicts between the new operating system and the HomePod.

In an updated support document, Apple is urging that anyone using a HomePod with the newest iOS 13.2 update does not reset their device or attempt to remove it from the Home app. That means if you have the update on your HomePod and things aren’t working as they should, you shouldn’t try to troubleshoot until a new update rolls out.

Apple has stated that attempting to reset the HomePod or removing it from the Home app could render the smart speaker unusable with no easy fix. If this has already happened with your HomePod, you should contact Apple support. It’s presently unclear as to whether you’ll need to physically take the HomePod in for service.

Apple will likely repost the HomePod update shortly with a fix for the resetting issue.

If you’ve encountered this issue, please let us know about your...

| Read more »
02:00
Apple to charge $89 to replace single AirPods Pro...

If you’re hankering over the new AirPods Pro earbuds, try not to lose one.

With each pair retailing for $249, Apple has stated that the company will charge $89 to replace a single AirPods Pro earbud.

The company will also charge $89 to replace the Wireless Charging case, as compared to a $69 free to replace a lost original AirPod. The cost reduces to $29 for all these products with Apple Care+.

In short: They’re nice, they’re expensive, and try not to lose them.

Via The Mac Observer and support.apple.com

| Read more »
02:00
How to create a Memoji in iOS 12/13

iOS 12 added the ability to create “Memoji" characters that can be created and customized right within Messages by choosing from a set of inclusive and diverse characteristics to form a unique personality. And it works the same in iOS 13. To create your own:

Open the Messages app.

Open a message or create a new one.

Choose the Animoji icon (it looks like a monkey) in the tray underneath the message (text) composition window.

Expand the Animoji selection by swiping up. Tap the plus sign to create a Memoji.

You’re then walked through options for skin color, hair color, hair style, head (brow, chin, etc.) shape, eyes, nose, lips, ears, eyewear, and headwear. Choose the ones you want and tap done. You can create as many as you like, and you’re Memoji are saved in the collection of Animojis available for use.



| Read more »
02:00
Legrand Smart Tru-Universal review: DIY controllers...

These smart dimmers and smart plugs are HomeKit compatible, but you can control any of them with Alexa and Google Assistant, too.

| Read more »
02:00
Philips Smart Wi-Fi LED review: You don’t need a...

The bulbs are fine, but the Wiz Connected app isn’t nearly as polished as its Philips Hue stablemate.

| Read more »
02:00
macOS Catalina: How to keep your internet radio...

Internet radio was a wonderful idea decades ago when radio stations first tentatively entered the online world and offered often quite low-bandwidth streaming versions of their broadcasts. It also provided a way for those without a radio transmitter to set up an online station with which they could reach people with words, original music, and recorded songs.

Apple included an Internet Radio option in iTunes for nearly two decades. A directory of streaming options, broadcast and otherwise, it persisted until macOS 10.15 Catalina. The new Music app omits the Internet Radio directory, although it can still play online streams—and import playlists that contain streaming URLs from previous versions of iTunes.

To read this article in full, please click here

| Read more »
01:35
Subscribers to Apple Music's $4.99 Monthly...

Subscribers to Apple Music's $4.99 student plan will get access to Apple TV+ at no additional charge when the streaming video service launches on November 1.

First spotted by 9to5Mac, the bundle deal was revealed in an Instagram Story by "Dickinson" star Hailee Steinfeld and later shared on the official ‌Apple TV‌ Instagram account.

Steinfeld's announcement is short on detail and simply reveals that ‌Apple Music‌ student subscribers will be able to access ‌Apple TV‌+ "for free" when the service launches this Friday, so we don't yet know if this is a time-limited offer or a permanent deal. We also don't know if it will include the Family Sharing feature that comes with all standard ‌Apple TV‌+ subscriptions...

| Read more »
01:05
Hype 4.0.2 - $49.99

Create stunning animated and interactive web content with Hype. Hype’s HTML5 output works on all modern browsers and mobile devices like iPhones and iPads. No coding required.

Hype’s free download includes 14-day fully functional trial and document viewer mode. In-App Purchases are available for Hype Standard and Professional editions, with discounts for previous owners.

Hype is an award-winning tool used by leading designers. Create animations which add a "wow" factor to web pages, infographics, presentations, digital magazines, ads, iBooks, educational content, app prototypes, portfolios, animated GIFs, videos, entire websites, and much more. From prototype to production, anyone can create rich interactive media with Hype.

Quickly Animate:

  • Easy to use keyframe-based animation system
  • Record mode watches your every move, automatically creating keyframes as needed
  • Create natural motion curves with bézier paths...
| Read more »

Tuesday October 29

23:43
$4.99/month Apple Music student subscription now...

In a surprise announcement, Apple has announced its first bundle deal for Apple TV+. For subscribers to Apple Music on the student plan, $4.99 per month, Apple will giveaway Apple TV+ at no additional charge.

The news was announced on Hailee Steinfeld’s Instagram page, who stars in Dickinson. Apple TV+ launches this Friday.

more…

The post $4.99/month Apple Music student subscription now bundles Apple TV+ for free appeared first on 9to5Mac.

| Read more »
23:43
$4.99/month Apple Music student subscription now...

In a surprise announcement, Apple has announced its first bundle deal for Apple TV+. For subscribers to Apple Music on the student plan, $4.99 per month, Apple will giveaway Apple TV+ at no additional charge.

The news was announced on Hailee Steinfeld’s Instagram page, who stars in Dickinson. Apple TV+ launches this Friday.

more…

The post $4.99/month Apple Music student subscription now bundles Apple TV+ for free appeared first on 9to5Mac.

| Read more »
23:29
Microsoft Remote Desktop 10.3.4 - Connect to Windows...

With Microsoft Remote Desktop, you can connect to a remote PC and your work resources from almost anywhere. Experience the power of Windows with RemoteFX in a Remote Desktop client designed to help you get your work done wherever you are.

Features

  • Access to remote resources through the Remote Desktop Gateway
  • Secure connection to your data and applications with breakthrough Network Layer Authentication (NLA) technology
  • Simple management of all remote connections from the connection center
  • High quality video and sound streaming with improved compression and bandwidth usage
  • Easy connection to multiple monitors or projectors for presentations
  • Print from Windows applications to any printer configured on your Mac
  • Access local files on your Mac from your Windows applications



Version 10.3.4:

  • When connecting via an RD Gateway with multifactor authentication,...
| Read more »
23:25
Fission 2.5.0 - Streamlined audio editor.

Fission can crop and trim audio, paste in or join files, or just rapidly split one long file into many. It's streamlined for fast editing. Plus, it works without the quality loss caused by other editors, so you can get perfect quality audio even when editing MP3 and AAC files.

If you need to convert formats, Fission can do that too! You can rapidly export or batch convert files to the MP3, AAC, Apple Lossless, FLAC, AIFF, and WAV formats.

Key Features:

  • Edit MP3, AAC, Apple Lossless, and AIFF files with no quality loss
  • Quickly split a long audio file into smaller files
  • Remove unwanted content, such as commercials, from your audio file
  • Re-arrange audio in a single file, copy audio from one file to another, or merge with a quick drag and drop
  • Create great-sounding MP3 or AAC ringtones for your cell phone.



Version 2.5.0:

  • Full MacOS 10.15 (Catalina) Support...
| Read more »
22:16
AirPods Pro Earpiece Tip Replacements Will Cost $4

Daring Fireball's John Gruber posted his first impressions of the new AirPods Pro this evening. Gruber was able to use the new ‌AirPods Pro‌ for several hours on a return trip from Apple's media briefing back home. Overall, he liked the new AirPods and found the noise cancellation to work well, and the battery life to match Apple's claims.Apple invited a few dozen media folks to New York today for a briefing and early access to the new ‌AirPods Pro‌. My initial impression: I like them.

Gruber also notes that the earpiece tips that come in three sizes are available from Apple for $4 if you happen to lose them.Swapping the tips is easy, but it takes a bit more pull than I expected to pop them off. Don’t be afraid — the tips seem rugged. And replacement tips from Apple will cost only $4...

| Read more »
19:59
AirPods Pro First Impressions

Apple invited a few dozen media folks to New York today for a briefing and early access to the new AirPods Pro. My initial impression: I like them.

I left Apple’s Tribeca townhouse/mansion around 2:30 in the afternoon, and wore the AirPods Pro for the next three hours: on the subway in Manhattan, waiting (briefly, mercifully) in the cacophonous Penn Station, on the train ride home to Philadelphia, walking home through Center City Philadelphia, and then in my house. The subway, a train ride, and busy city streets are pretty good tests for noise cancellation.

Noise cancellation worked really well for me. I own a pair of Bose over-the-ear noise canceling wireless headphones, but almost exclusively wear them only on airplanes and trains. Wearing noise-canceling earbuds on the subway and walking through the city is going to take some getting used to. It’s so good you really do lose sense of your surrounding aural environment.

I was a dummy and didn’t take my Bose...

| Read more »
19:59
AirPods Pro First Impressions

Apple invited a few dozen media folks to New York today for a briefing and early access to the new AirPods Pro. My initial impression: I like them.

I left Apple’s Tribeca townhouse/mansion around 2:30 in the afternoon, and wore the AirPods Pro for the next three hours: on the subway in Manhattan, waiting (briefly, mercifully) in the cacophonous Penn Station, on the train ride home to Philadelphia, walking home through Center City Philadelphia, and then in my house. The subway, a train ride, and busy city streets are pretty good tests for noise cancellation.

Noise cancellation worked really well for me. I own a pair of Bose over-the-ear noise canceling wireless headphones, but almost exclusively wear them only on airplanes and trains. Wearing noise-canceling earbuds on the subway and walking through the city is going to take some getting used to. It’s so good you really do lose sense of your surrounding aural environment.

I was a dummy and didn’t take my Bose...

| Read more »
19:47
Apple Stores welcome AirPods Pro with larger-than-...

Apple is celebrating the arrival of AirPods Pro across the world with lively banners and special new displays at a select number of its retail stores. The custom decals and fixtures are timed to coincide with availability of the headphones in-store and online beginning October 30.

more…

The post Apple Stores welcome AirPods Pro with larger-than-life window photography, custom displays appeared first on 9to5Mac.

| Read more »
19:46
Apple to introduce MacBook with scissor switch...




Noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in a research note released on Tuesday presented a more definitive timeline of the company's MacBook plans, saying a new laptop model featuring a traditional scissor switch keyboard will debut in the middle of 2020.

| Read more »
19:14
EA's 'NBA Live' franchise is out for...

One again, EA's NBA franchise is skipping a season, as the company announced during today's earnings call that NBA Live 20 has been cancelled. Three months ago the project was simply delayed with plans for a "different approach," but that won't be en...

| Read more »
18:32
Kuo Says New MacBook With Scissor Keyboard to Launch...

Apple plans to introduce a new MacBook model with a scissor switch keyboard in the late second quarter or early third quarter of 2020, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, suggesting the notebook could be announced at either WWDC in June or with a press release in July next year.

16-inch MacBook Pro concept by MacRumors

In a research note today for TF International Securities, seen by MacRumors, Kuo said Taiwanese manufacturer Wistron will be the primary supplier of parts for the scissor switch keyboards in 2020.

It is unclear if this represents a delay of the widely rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro, which Kuo said would launch in the fourth quarter of 2019 with a scissor switch keyboard. There was some hope that Apple would announce the 16-inch MacBook Pro with a press release...

| Read more »
16:57
EU regulators query retailers over Apple Pay...




In a bid to determine whether Apple's mobile payments strategy runs afoul of European Union laws, antitrust regulators earlier this year asked participating retailers to fill out a questionnaire regarding Apple Pay terms and conditions, according to a report on Tuesday.

| Read more »
16:49
Apple TV+ competitor HBO Max launching in May 2020...

After teasing some details of HBO Max over the weekend, AT&T has officially offered up more specific information about the upcoming streaming service. At an event this evening, AT&T reveled that HBO Max will launch in May of 2020 for $14.99 per month.

more…

The post Apple TV+ competitor HBO Max launching in May 2020 for $15 per month appeared first on 9to5Mac.

| Read more »
16:28
CNN Catches Up to the News that Samsung is...

On October 16 Patently Apple posted a report titled "Samsung to Introduce a Second Foldable Smartphone Design that Reinvents the Classic Flip Phone using Next-Gen Thin Glass." A Korean report at the time stated that Samsung was preparing to release a second foldable smartphone design in 2020. Tonight a new report states that Samsung ...

| Read more »
16:09
HBO announces 'Game of Thrones' spin-off...

To close out its big HBO Max presentation -- the service will launch in May 2020 with a $14.99 per month price -- execs revealed that the flagship HBO show Game of Thrones will get a new spin-off based on Fire & Blood. House of the Dragon is a sp...

| Read more »
16:01
Nike Run Club now available as a completely...

Nike today has rolled out an update to the Nike Run Club app for Apple Watch. This update makes the Run Club app available completely independent of iOS, with Nike touting that you can “enjoy all the Apple Watch features without your phone.”

more…

The post Nike Run Club now available as a completely standalone Apple Watch app appeared first on 9to5Mac.

| Read more »
15:57
HBO Max will cost $14.99, and is a free upgrade to...

After two hours of listing content for the new HBO Max service and showing how its apps work, execs revealed the price when it launches in May next year will be $14.99 per month. If you're an AT&T customer with HBO, then it will be included for f...

| Read more »
15:56
Samsung Shows Off New Foldable Smartphone Concept

At the Samsung Developer Conference this week, Samsung showed off a new conceptual design for a foldable smartphone, which could be technology that the company works on after the Galaxy Fold.

Rather than folding from tablet sized to smartphone sized like the Galaxy Fold, the design Samsung showed off today features a smartphone-sized device that folds in half much like a flip phone, collapsing down into a smaller size.

The device is also pictured folded in half in a way that would allow one half of it to serve as a stand for the other half, with a cooking video used as an example of a use case.

Samsung says that it plans to continue to explore a "range of new form factors" in the foldable category following the launch of the Galaxy Fold.

The Galaxy Fold finally debuted in September, months after its early 2019 unveiling. Samsung initially planned to launch the device earlier, but had to shelve it due to major issues that impacted the durability and...

| Read more »
15:41
Samsung teases a clamshell foldable phone concept

Samsung's foldable display tech won't just be limited to book-like phones akin to the Galaxy Fold. The company used its annual Developer Conference to preview a vertically folding, clamshell-style form factor. The company only said it was "explorin...

| Read more »
15:32
HBO Max to take on Apple TV+ in May 2020




An already competitive streaming video field will get even more crowded in mid 2020, as AT&T's WarnerMedia plans to debut its awaited HBO Max service in May, executives said on Tuesday.

| Read more »
15:22
How to use the Deep Fusion iPhone 11 and iPhone 11...

iOS 13.2 has arrived and it brings Apple’s Deep Fusion camera tech that the company described as “computational photography mad science” to the iPhone 11 lineup. Follow along for how to use Deep Fusion including how it works and when the feature kicks in.

more…

The post How to use the Deep Fusion iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro camera feature appeared first on 9to5Mac.

| Read more »
15:16
Apple Pay antitrust scrutiny continues in the EU,...

Apple Pay is facing scrutiny in the European Union, as a report earlier this month first detailed. Now, a new report from Reuters dives deeper into the antitrust concerns regulators in the EU have about Apple’s contactless payments platform.

more…

The post Apple Pay antitrust scrutiny continues in the EU, new report says appeared first on 9to5Mac.

| Read more »
15:02
The first season of Call of Duty League begins...

Activision Blizzard's bid at an Overwatch-style, city-based Call of Duty esports competition is relatively close to getting underway. The publisher has announced that the first season of the Call of Duty League will get started on the weekend of Jan...

| Read more »
14:48
Sony to shutter PlayStation Vue live TV service in...




Sony plans to shut down its PlayStation Vue live television service on Jan. 30, 2020, the company said on Tuesday, ending a four-year attempt to disrupt the pay TV industry.

| Read more »
14:32
HBO Max will launch in May 2020 with 'curated...

After Disney+ and Apple TV+ launch, the next big new streaming service will be HBO Max. At a presentation for investors today, AT&T revealed the service will launch in May next year, including the "entire HBO service and library," as well exclusi...

| Read more »
14:30
NCAA will allow college athletes to earn money off...

In a departure from a long-standing position, the NCAA has voted to allow student athletes to "benefit" from the use of their likeness. The organization's Board of Governors made the announcement on Tuesday, and said they've instructed all three of t...

| Read more »
13:56
Apple TV app is available on some Sony smart TVs

When the redesigned Apple TV app arrived in May, it was compatible with Samsung smart TVs, as well as the expected Apple products. Apple promised that the app would eventually work on more platforms, and in the past weeks, it's arrived on Roku and Am...

| Read more »
13:35
Apple TV app lands on select Sony TVs ahead of Apple...




As promised in early 2019, Sony this week began to roll out a software update containing the Apple TV app to a handful of smart television sets, enabling access to the upcoming Apple TV+ service.

| Read more »
13:28
AirTags: Everything We Know So Far

Apple is working on a Tile-like Bluetooth tracking device that's designed to be attached to items like keys and wallets for tracking purposes, letting you find them right in the Find My app.

Based on assets found in iOS 13.2 and trademarking details dug up by MacRumors, Apple seems to be planning to call its tracking accessory the "AirTag."

A mockup of what AirTags could look like

AirTags are still in the works and there's no prospective release date yet, but signs of them have been found in iOS 13 betas so we do know a bit about what we can expect when they're available. This guide goes over everything that we know about AirTags at the current time.

What are AirTags?

AirTags are small tracking tiles with Bluetooth connectivity that can be used to find lost items. There are several similar products on the...

| Read more »
13:16
HomePod adds new Ambient Sounds feature, here’s...

Along with the release of iOS 13.2 for iPhone and iPad, Apple rolled out the same update for HomePod, bringing highly anticipated features like Handoff, support for multiple users, and Ambient Sounds (now temporarily pulled). Read on for how to use HomePod Ambient Sounds to play all the available options including white noise, rain, fireplace, ocean, forest, and more.

more…

The post HomePod adds new Ambient Sounds feature, here’s every...

| Read more »
13:14
Apple AirPods Pro hands-on: I can already hear the...

Earlier today, I popped in a set of Apple AirPods, jumped onto an uptown 6 train, and began a short journey to our New York office. That would be a pretty apt description of any of my daily commutes to work, but today was different: Because I was usi...

| Read more »
13:00
PlayStation Vue is the canary in the cord-cutting...

We knew this day would come. Sony will officially shut down PlayStation Vue on January 30th, 2020, following days of rumors and years of whispers about the longevity of the on-demand, OTT television service. PlayStation Vue offers a mix of live and s...

| Read more »
12:56
Xbox-to-Android game streaming is available in...

You can finally stream your Xbox One games to your phone, provided you meet some rather specific criteria. Microsoft has launched an Xbox Console Streaming preview that enables playing your installed Xbox One games (this isn't the Project xCloud ser...

| Read more »
12:42
Apple Releases macOS 10.15.1 Catalina, watchOS 6.1,...

Hot on the heels of iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2, Apple has pushed out macOS 10.15.1 Catalina, watchOS 6.1 (with support for the Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2, finally!), and tvOS 13.2. All three offer support for the new AirPods Pro and bring bug fixes.

| Read more »
12:27
Apple TV App Rolling Out to Sony TVs Ahead of Apple...

Apple has been expanding its Apple TV app to other platforms like the Samsung Smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV devices, and the Roku, and as of today, the ‌Apple TV‌ app is also rolling out to recent Sony TV sets.

As noted by 9to5Mac, owners of some 2019 Sony TV sets can install a firmware upgrade that introduces the ‌Apple TV‌ app.

Image via 9to5Mac

It's not clear which Sony TVs are getting the ‌Apple TV‌ app, but it's likely the same TVs that support AirPlay 2, which includes the Sony Z9G series, the Sony A9G series, the Sony X950G Series, and the Sony X850G series.

The firmware update is being gradually released to Sony TV users, and is probably going to roll out to most prior to the...

| Read more »
12:24
Razer game controller turns your phone into a...

Razer had one more mobile gaming accessory in store today, and this one will seem... familiar. Its newly released Junglecat controller effectively turns your phone into an ad hoc Nintendo Switch. If you have a Razer Phone 2, Galaxy Note 9 or Galaxy...

| Read more »
12:00
Corellium says its software helps Apple in spite of...

Motherboard, reports that virtualization software company Corellium says that despite Apple’s lawsuit against it, its software is good for Apple and iPhone users. The company even asserts that the tech giant owes it money.

In August, Apple sued Corellium with a copyright infringement suit ripping into the developer's "illegal replication" of "everything" that makes up Apple's copyrighted operating system and applications.

In the Apple lawsuit, the tech giant said Corellium’s business is based entirely on commercializing the illegal replication of the copyrighted operating system and applications. Apple said the product Corellium offers is a “virtual” version of Apple mobile hardware products that’s accessible to anyone with a web browser....

| Read more »
12:00
Twitter for Mac receives first update since iPad...

Twitter brought its app back to the Mac earlier this month with the help of Catalyst. Now the app is seeing its first major update and there are a host of improvements and bug fixes for app stability, keyboard shortcuts, multiple account management, and much more.

more…

The post Twitter for Mac receives first update since iPad version adapted for macOS appeared first on 9to5Mac.

| Read more »
11:59
Dubreq’s touch-powered Stylophone Gen R-8...

After missing its originally planned February release, Dubreq's latest Stylophone synthesizer is now available for purchase. This upgrade to the pocket-sized classic boasts new features and controls, an all-analog circuit and a hefty metal chassis. M...

| Read more »
11:53
The History of Computing: The Apache Web Server
11:50
iPhone 11 and 11 Pro: Camera Features and Tips

With the new iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro, Apple introduced updated dual and triple-lens camera systems, respectively, and added quite a few new camera features that are worth knowing about.

In our latest YouTube video, we've highlighted all of the most useful camera features and functions included in the ‌iPhone 11‌ and 11 Pro for those who are coming from an older iPhone and want to know what's new.

Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.

Photos Outside the Frame

When you take a photo with the telephoto or wide-angle camera on the ‌iPhone 11 Pro‌ or the wide-angle lens on the ‌iPhone 11‌, there's a feature that automatically captures what's outside the frame using one...

| Read more »
11:49
Apple TV app expands beyond Samsung Smart TVs with...

Apple announced back in March that it would take the Apple TV app to other platforms, including Smart TVs from LG, Samsung, Sony, and Vizio. Although only Samsung TVs have received the app so far, some users have noticed today that the Apple TV app is now available on some Sony TV models.

more…

The post Apple TV app expands beyond Samsung Smart TVs with Sony update ahead of Apple TV+ debut appeared first on 9to5Mac.

| Read more »
11:31
Corellium responds to Apple lawsuit with security...




Software virtualization firm Corellium has answered a lawsuit from Apple complaining it infringed on copyrights covering iOS, iTunes, and other Apple assets by claiming Apple had previously supported the company in its security-minded efforts, and that the lawsuit itself is an attempt by Apple to control how security research is performed on its products.

| Read more »
11:30
AirPods Pro vs Powerbeats Pro: How specs, size,...

Apple has officially released AirPods Pro with new features such as Active Noise Cancellation, Transparency mode, and more. With a $249 price tag, they’re direct competitors to the Powerbeats Pro. Read on as we walk through how AirPods Pro stack up vs Powerbeats Pro.

more…

The post AirPods Pro vs Powerbeats Pro: How specs, size, price, and more compare appeared first on 9to5Mac.

| Read more »
11:28
Alexa can use smart lights to wake you or lull you...

It's getting a bit easier to fall asleep or wake up in sync with your lights -- if you have an Alexa-powered device. Amazon has introduced a trio of Alexa options that can gradually adjust smart lights to suit your daily habits. Wake-up lighting br...

| Read more »
11:01
Ubisoft plans to improve ‘Ghost Recon Breakpoint’...

By most accounts, Ghost Recon Breakpoint, the latest game from Assassin's Creed publisher Ubisoft, is a broken mess. Thanks to its unfinished state, the game performed so poorly in its first week of availability that Ubisoft recently delayed most of...

| Read more »
10:39
Corellium Responds to Apple Lawsuit, Claims its iOS...

Apple in August filed a lawsuit against Corellium, a mobile device virtualization company that supports iOS, with Apple accusing Corellium of copyright infringement for replicating the operating system that runs on the iPhone and iPad.

As noted by Motherboard, Corellium today filed its response to Apple's lawsuit, accusing the Cupertino company of owing $300,000 and claiming that its software helps Apple by making it easier for security researchers to track down iOS bugs.

A virtual iPhone on Corellium's website used as evidence in Apple's lawsuit against the company

According to Apple, Corellium's product infringes on its copyrights by creating digital replicas of...

| Read more »
10:37
First macOS Catalina update brings new emoji and...

Apple just released macOS Catalina 10.15.1, which is notable as it includes a lot of the same enhancements Apple packaged with yesterday's iOS 13.2 release. To start, there are 70 new emoji, including the accessibility-focused ones the company showed...

| Read more »
10:24
Apple posts watchOS 6.1 for Apple Watch Series 1-5

Apple has released watchOS 6.1, which runs on the Apple Watch Series 1-5. To install, launch the Watch app on your iPhone and go to General > Software Update.

Here is Apple’s release notes: “watchOS 6.1 introduces support for AirPods Pro and includes improvements and bug fixes. This update also brings watchOS 6 to Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2.”

| Read more »
10:23
PlayStation Vue shutting down after Sony can’t find...

Last week we heard that Sony was looking to sell its streaming TV service, PlayStation Vue. Now, shortly after that news, the company has announced that it will be permanently shutting down the service in January 2020 as the “highly competitive Pay TV industry, with expensive content and network deals, has been slower to change than we expected.”

more…

The post PlayStation Vue shutting down after Sony can’t find buyer for streaming TV service appeared first on 9to5Mac.

| Read more »
10:20
Sony will shut down PlayStation Vue in January 2020

The rumors of Sony ditching PlayStation Vue were true, at least to a degree. The company has announced that it will shut down its streaming TV service on January 30th, 2020. It attributed the decision to a pay TV industry that was "slower to change t...

| Read more »
10:18
Apple releases macOS Catalina 10.15.1 with AirPods...

Apple has released macOS Catalina 10.15.1. You can install it by going to System Preferences then Software Update. Here are Apple’s release notes on the upgrade:

The macOS Catalina 10.15.1 update includes updated and additional emoji, support for AirPods Pro, HomeKit Secure Video, HomeKit enabled routers, and new Siri privacy settings, as well as bug fixes and improvements. 

Emoji 

- Over 70 new or updated emoji, including animals, food, activities, new accessibility emoji, gender neutral emoji, and skin tones selection for couple emoji 

AirPods 

- Introduces support for AirPods Pro 

Home app 

- HomeKit Secure Video enables you to privately capture, store, and view encrypted video from your security cameras and features people, animal, and vehicle detection 

- HomeKit enabled routers let you control how your HomeKit accessories communicate over...

| Read more »
10:15
Apple releases macOS Catalina 10.15.1

Apple has released macOS Catalina 10.15.1. You can install it by going to System Preferences then Software Update. Here are Apple’s release notes on the upgrade:

The macOS Catalina 10.15.1 update includes updated and additional emoji, support for AirPods Pro, HomeKit Secure Video, HomeKit enabled routers, and new Siri privacy settings, as well as bug fixes and improvements. 

Emoji 

– Over 70 new or updated emoji, including animals, food, activities, new accessibility emoji, gender neutral emoji, and skin tones selection for couple emoji 

AirPods 

– Introduces support for AirPods Pro 

Home app 

– HomeKit Secure Video enables you to privately capture, store, and view encrypted video from your security cameras and features people, animal, and vehicle detection 

– HomeKit enabled routers let you control how your HomeKit accessories communicate over the internet or in your home 

– Adds support for AirPlay 2-enabled speakers...

| Read more »
10:15
Apple releases macOS Catalina 10.15.1

Apple has released macOS Catalina 10.15.1. You can install it by going to System Preferences then Software Update. Here are Apple’s release notes on the upgrade:

The macOS Catalina 10.15.1 update includes updated and additional emoji, support for AirPods Pro, HomeKit Secure Video, HomeKit enabled routers, and new Siri privacy settings, as well as bug fixes and improvements. 

Emoji 

– Over 70 new or updated emoji, including animals, food, activities, new accessibility emoji, gender neutral emoji, and skin tones selection for couple emoji 

AirPods 

– Introduces support for AirPods Pro 

Home app 

– HomeKit Secure Video enables you to privately capture, store, and view encrypted video from your security cameras and features people, animal, and vehicle detection 

– HomeKit enabled routers let you control how your HomeKit accessories communicate over the internet or in your home 

– Adds support for AirPlay 2-enabled speakers...

| Read more »
10:15
Apple releases macOS Catalina 10.15.1

Apple has released macOS Catalina 10.15.1. You can install it by going to System Preferences then Software Update. Here are Apple’s release notes on the upgrade:

The macOS Catalina 10.15.1 update includes updated and additional emoji, support for AirPods Pro, HomeKit Secure Video, HomeKit enabled routers, and new Siri privacy settings, as well as bug fixes and improvements. 

Emoji 

– Over 70 new or updated emoji, including animals, food, activities, new accessibility emoji, gender neutral emoji, and skin tones selection for couple emoji 

AirPods 

– Introduces support for AirPods Pro 

Home app 

– HomeKit Secure Video enables you to privately capture, store, and view encrypted video from your security cameras and features people, animal, and vehicle detection 

– HomeKit enabled routers let you control how your HomeKit accessories communicate over the internet or in your home 

– Adds support for AirPlay 2-enabled speakers...

| Read more »
10:15
Apple releases macOS Catalina 10.15.1

Apple has released macOS Catalina 10.15.1. You can install it by going to System Preferences then Software Update. Here are Apple’s release notes on the upgrade:

The macOS Catalina 10.15.1 update includes updated and additional emoji, support for AirPods Pro, HomeKit Secure Video, HomeKit enabled routers, and new Siri privacy settings, as well as bug fixes and improvements. 

Emoji 

– Over 70 new or updated emoji, including animals, food, activities, new accessibility emoji, gender neutral emoji, and skin tones selection for couple emoji 

AirPods 

– Introduces support for AirPods Pro 

Home app 

– HomeKit Secure Video enables you to privately capture, store, and view encrypted video from your security cameras and features people, animal, and vehicle detection 

– HomeKit enabled routers let you control how your HomeKit accessories communicate over the internet or in your home 

– Adds support for AirPlay 2-enabled speakers...

| Read more »
10:00
Galaxy Book Flex and Ion hands-on: Gorgeous QLED...

It might be time to take Samsung seriously as a PC maker again. After releasing a slew of underwhelming laptops, the company charmed me with the Galaxy Book S it revealed in August. Today, Samsung is launching two new laptops that once again ha...

| Read more »
09:55
Netflix defends its controversial variable playback...

The backlash over Netflix's variable playback speed test, which allowed some Android users to slow down or speed up their content, came quickly. Cinephiles and Hollywood creatives like Judd Apatow roundly criticized the feature for changing the way f...

| Read more »
09:39
Microsoft and Ninja Theory are making games to fight...

In 2015, Ninja Theory released Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, a journey through the mind of the Celtic warrior Senua as she faced anxiety, depression, hallucinations and delusions. The Microsoft-owned studio took careful steps to respect people suffer...

| Read more »
09:30
Apple releases macOS 10.15.1 Catalina update

Apple on Tuesday released an update to macOS Catalina, its operating system for the Macintosh. Version 10.15.1 comes after the company released the macOS Catalina Supplemental Update earlier this month.

If you just put in your order for Apple’s new AirPods Pro, you’ll want to install this update, which will allow you to use the AirPods Pro with your Mac.

Apple also includes a couple of Siri updates. You can now grant Apple permission to store your Siri and Dictation interactions, and you also can delete your Siri and Dictation history.

To read this article in full, please click here

| Read more »
09:19
Apple releases macOS Catalina 10.15.1 update with...

Following the launch of iOS 13.2 and watchOS 6.1, Apple today has released macOS Catalina 10.15.1. This update includes over 70 new Emoji, support for AirPods Pro, HomeKit Secure Video, and more. This is the first major update since the launch of macOS Catalina earlier this month.

more…

The post Apple releases macOS Catalina 10.15.1 update with new Emoji, HomeKit Secure Video...

| Read more »
09:17
Linksys launches its first WiFi 6 System with...

Linksys has announced its newest addition to the Velop product family – the Velop WiFi 6 system. WiFi 6 also known as “AX WiFi" or "802.11ax WiFi” is the latest WiFi standard, promising more speed, coverage, and capacity than any WiFi technology has before. 

With the proliferation of smart devices in the home (phones, tablets, TVs, speakers, etc. and now, the 2019 iPhone 11 line) and increase in high-bandwidth applications such as 4K/8K connections, WiFi 6 was built to handle all of the WiFi traffic while providing uninterrupted streaming, faster connectivity and improved battery life for connected devices.

The Velop WiFi 6 system takes advantage of Intelligent Mesh Technology to provide 4x faster speeds, more WiFi range and increased WiFi capacity, all with the flexibility, scalability and ease-of-use of Velop mesh ...

| Read more »
09:11
Apple rolls out watchOS 6.1 update for Apple Watch...




Not only does watchOS 6.1 add compatibility with Apple's new AirPods Pro, but it can now be loaded on the Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2.

| Read more »
09:10
macOS Catalina 10.15.1 is now available with opt-in...




An update to macOS Catalina has just been released, in time to support the use of Apple's new AirPods Pro with Macs.

| Read more »
09:09
Apple Releases macOS Catalina 10.15.1 Update With...

Apple today released macOS Catalina 10.15.1, the first update to the macOS Catalina operating system that was released in October.

‌macOS Catalina‌ can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for free using the Update feature in the System Preferences app, and it is available to anyone who has a compatible Mac.

macOS Catalina 10.15.1 is a fairly significant update, introducing new emoji characters that were added in iOS 13.2 earlier this week, adding support for the AirPods Pro that are launching tomorrow, and bringing Siri privacy controls to the Mac to allow users to opt out of sharing their Siri recordings with Apple.

HomeKit Secure Video support is included, as is support for adding AirPlay 2-enabled speakers in scenes and automations in the Home app. There are also quite a few bug fixes for Photos, Messages, Contacts, and more. Apple's release notes for the update are below:...

| Read more »
09:07
Apple Releases watchOS 6.1 With Support for AirPods...

Apple today released watchOS 6.1, the first major update to the watchOS 6 operating system that's designed to run on modern Apple Watch models. watchOS 6.1 comes more than a month after the launch of watchOS 6.

‌‌watchOS 6‌‌.1 can be downloaded for free through the dedicated ‌‌Apple Watch‌‌ app on the iPhone by going to General > Software Update. To install the new software, the ‌‌Apple Watch‌‌ needs to have at least 50 percent battery, it needs to be placed on a charger, and it needs to be in range of the iPhone.

No major changes were found during the watchOS 6.1 beta testing period, but according to Apple's release notes the update introduces support for the AirPods Pro and brings ‌watchOS 6‌ to older models...

| Read more »
09:04
Apple releasing watchOS 6.1 to the public with Apple...

Apple today is releasing watchOS 6.1 to the public after developer beta testing. The update includes performance improvements, and brings watchOS 6 to the Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2.

more…

The post Apple releasing watchOS 6.1 to the public with Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2 support, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

| Read more »
09:04
Apple should adopt these Pixel 4 features for iPhone...




There are a lot of exciting features in the Google Pixel 4. Even if the entire Pixel 4 package is flawed, there are still features that it has, that we like so much that we hope Apple adopts them for the next generation iPhone.

| Read more »
08:50
iPhone Emulation Company Sued by Apple Says It'...

A startup that makes replicas of the iPhone that help hackers find vulnerabilities is accusing Apple of suing it in an attempt to shut it down. Corellium also fired back at Apple and claimed the company owes it $300,000. From a report: On Monday, Corellium, the startup that was sued by Apple for alleged copyright infringement in August, filed its response to the lawsuit. Apple alleged that Corellium's product is illegal, and helps researchers sell hacking tools based on software bugs found in iOS to government agencies that then use them to hack targets. The cybersecurity world was shocked by Apple's lawsuit, which was seen as an attempt to use copyright as an excuse to control the thriving, and largely legal, market for software vulnerabilities. The lawsuit was filed just a few days after Apple announced it would give researchers special "pre-hacked" devices to allow them to find and report more bugs to the company.

"Through its invitation-only research device program and...

| Read more »
08:38
Lyft's new monthly subscription is cheaper, but...

Last year, Lyft tried to get users to pay $299 per month for its All-Access Plan. That included 30 "free" monthly trips (as long as they were under $15), but people were, understandably, shocked by the price tag. Now, Lyft is trying a new approach. I...

| Read more »
08:37
The Apple TV+ User Interface will Deliver a new...

When Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg relocated to Apple in 2017 after more than 15 years at Sony Pictures Television, the first thing they did was set up a whirlwind series of meetings with writers, talent agencies and studios. In their first extensive interview as heads of Apple TV Plus, Erlicht and Van Amburg provide a brief overview of the process of building Apple’s bold video venture from scratch.

| Read more »
08:31
Linksys debuts Velop WiFi 6 mesh system with speeds...

Linksys is out today with its latest router that brings WiFi 6 (802.11ax) to its Velop mesh system. The new Velop WiFi 6 is capable of speeds up to 5.3Gbps, has a 2.2GHz quad-core processor, covers homes up to 6,000 sq. ft., and comes in one- or two-packs.

more…

The post Linksys debuts Velop WiFi 6 mesh system with speeds up to 5.3Gbps, 6,000 sq ft coverage appeared first on 9to5Mac.

| Read more »
08:24
Photoshop's latest AI-powered tool makes quick...

Isolating objects in Photoshop can be a painstaking process. If you want to select simple objects, the marquee or lasso tools will get the job done quickly. But if you're working on a complex subject, like a dog with frizzy fur or a shirt with lots o...

| Read more »
08:13
Razer's first true wireless earbuds include a...

Razer couldn't resist hopping on the true wireless earbud bandwagon, and it's unsurprisingly putting a gaming spin on its offering. The company's newly unveiled Hammerhead True Wireless earbuds will look very familiar between the stem-equipped buds...

| Read more »
08:12
AirPods Pro delivery times jump ahead for some early...

AirPods Pro are set to arrive in Apple Stores and to early customers who ordered online as soon as tomorrow, October 30th. However, some who ordered immediately got a delivery date of October 31st. Now some of those customers are seeing an updated delivery date of the 30th.

more…

The post AirPods Pro delivery times jump ahead for some early customers appeared first on 9to5Mac.

| Read more »
08:02
Best Buy Apple Event discounts MacBook Pro, AirPods...
07:54
ToothFairy Mac utility updated for AirPods Pro ahead...

On the heels of the unveil of AirPods Pro yesterday, the ToothFairy utility app for macOS has been updated with AirPods Pro support and more.

more…

The post ToothFairy Mac utility updated for AirPods Pro ahead of launch appeared first on 9to5Mac.

| Read more »
07:46
Apple may sell iPhone 11 and 11 Pro Smart Battery...

If you recently purchased an iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro, you may want to hold off buying a case for your new smartphone. Apple may have a Smart Battery Case for its iPhone 11 lineup in the works. 9to5Mac found a photo of the unannounced accessory (s...

| Read more »
07:40
Deal alert: Free AppleCare with these 2019 MacBook...




Just in, AppleInsider readers can exclusively nab free AppleCare with popular Mid 2019 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops. Select from a variety of upgraded models, including those with better graphics cards, additional storage or 8-core processors. Even Vega 20 options are included, with the free gift valued at up to $379.

| Read more »
07:39
AirPods Pro coupon: Save $20 on the new Apple...




For a limited time only, shoppers can save $20 instantly on the brand-new Apple AirPods Pro, delivering the lowest price anywhere on preorders. This offer is available exclusively for AppleInsider readers.

| Read more »
07:34
IKEA's upcoming smart home shortcut button...

IKEA's next smart home product may be a Tradfri Shortcut Button that allows users to control their smart home with one click. Based on an FCC listing, first spotted by Swedish site Teknikveckan, it appears to be a small, square device that will let u...

| Read more »
07:21
Apple TV+ chiefs speak about the service's...




Days before the launch of Apple TV+, Apple's chiefs of Worldwide Video Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht have revealed some of the work that went into building up the video streaming service from scratch, as well as hinting at the growth of the service beyond its opening year.

| Read more »
06:58
Apple Wins a Patent for Future Advanced Haptics that...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 42 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover one of Apple's long standing inventions related to advanced haptics that could simulate heat on a MacBook Trackpad. Apple's original work on this was first covered in a patent report that we published back in Q2 2015 that Apple filed in 2013.

| Read more »
06:58
Apple TV+ execs: November 1 is just ‘the starting...

In a new interview with Variety, Apple’s head of worldwide video programming Zac van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht discuss the Apple TV+ streaming service ahead of its November 1 launch.

The execs say that Apple TV+’s first year of programming is bigger than they thought it would be, with at least one new TV show or movie every month. They tease that the investment is only ramping up, with even higher total number of originals in the second year.

more…

The post Apple TV+ execs: November 1 is just ‘the starting line’ for Apple’s video service appeared first on 9to5Mac.

| Read more »
06:54
Day One 4.2.3 - Maintain a daily journal.

Day One is an easy, great-looking way to use a journal / diary / text-logging application. Day One is well designed and extremely focused to encourage you to write more through quick Menu Bar entry, a Reminder system, and inspirational messages. Support for Dropbox syncing allows easy backup and syncing with the Day One iPhone application.

Features:

  • Customizable reminder system
  • Quick-entry via the menu bar
  • Inspirational messages to encourage writing
  • iPhone application sync (via Dropbox)
  • Starred entries list

Note: While the software is classified as free, it offers in-App Purchases.



Version 4.2.3:

  • Fixed an issue that could cause some attachments to fail to upload or download correctly



  • macOS 10.13 or later



Download Now...

| Read more »
06:29
Judge axes putative class action accusing Apple of...

Law360 — a subscription is required to read the entire article — a California federal judge on Friday axed a putative class action accusing Apple of illegally selling iTunes users' listening histories to third parties, ruling the plaintiffs had failed to show that the tech giant actually disclosed their information and identities to data brokers or app developers.

In May Apple was sued by  by customers who said Apple was unlawfully disclosing and selling personal info about their iTunes purchases, as well as their personal data, despite the company’s advertising claim that “What happens on your iPhone. stays on your iPhone.”

On May 24, three iTunes customers from Rhode Island and Michigan sued in federal court in San Francisco, seeking to represent hundreds of thousands of residents of their home states. The lawsuit asked for $250 for each Rhode Island iTunes customer whose information was...

| Read more »
06:25
Replacing a Pair of AirPods Pro Costs $178, or $29...

As noted by 9to5Mac, Apple has outlined replacement costs for the AirPods Pro on its website for customers that skip out on AppleCare+.

If you lose or damage the AirPods Pro, the left and right AirPod will cost $89 each to replace in the United States, totaling $178 for a pair. The wireless charging case is also $89 to replace if lost or damaged.

The fees are lower if a customer has purchased AppleCare+ for Headphones. The plan costs $29 upfront, plus charges a $29 fee to replace a pair of damaged AirPods Pro or their case. This coverage applies for up to two years from the date AppleCare+ is purchased and is limited to two incidents.

AppleCare+ for Headphones does not cover lost or stolen AirPods Pro.

Related Roundup...

| Read more »
06:24
9to5Mac Daily: October 29, 2019 – AirPods Pro...

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

Sponsored by ChannelsChannels makes it easy to watch live TV from all of your devices. Get your first month of Channels Plus for free here

https://...

| Read more »
06:20
Software update ‘bricking’ some HomePods

Yikes! Apple released iOS 13.2 and HomePod 13.2 updates yesterday, but it seems the latter is “bricking” some HomePods. However, in an updated support document, Apple says that if your HomePod is running iOS 13.2, don’t follow these steps. If you’ve already reset or removed your HomePod from the Home app, contact Apple Support.

If HomePod isn’t responding, first try to restart it with the Home app. If HomePod still doesn't respond, reset it. You should only reset HomePod when:

  • You want to reset HomePod to factory settings.

  • You need to send your HomePod in for service.

  • You want to sell or give away your HomePod.

If you have...

| Read more »
06:15
Hazel 4.4 - Create rules for organizing and cleaning...

Hazel is your personal housekeeper, organizing and cleaning folders based on rules you define. Hazel can also manage your trash and uninstall your applications.

Organize your files using a familiar rule interface. Filter on the file's name, type, date, the site or email address it came from and more. And do more than just file. You can set color labels, Spotlight keywords and comments and even archive files. Hazel also cleans, sporting options to clean out incomplete and duplicate downloads. All this is done automatically in the background allowing you to focus on your real work.

In addition, Hazel can manage your Trash for you, relieving you of having to empty it yourself.



Version 4.4:

New Features:

  • Compatibility with Catalina. This mostly affects handling certain new privacy protections.
  • Added support for the new Music app on Catalina. Should work as "Import into iTunes" did before.
  • Hazel is...
| Read more »
06:15
Springy Apple Watch bands could expand to improve...




The Apple Watch could include a system for automatically keeping the band tight around the wrist of the wearer in the future, one that could keep the band at a tension that is optimal for biometric readings while still maintaining user comfort.

| Read more »
06:13
Claris floats out FileMaker Cloud

Claris International, a wholly owned Apple subsidiary, says it’s opened its doors to FileMaker Cloud, which delivers a toolset for low-code app development.

“FileMaker Cloud is critical to drive the next phase of digital transformation and massive acceleration of workplace innovation,” says Brad Freitag, CEO of Claris. “This is the foundation for a new breed of low-code apps, supercharged by third party cloud services and ready for the next-level of orchestration and intelligence.”

He saysFileMaker Cloud brings the following benefits to Claris developers:

° Future-proof development – Built to ensure developers can always leverage the latest cloud technologies: AI, ML, assistants, IoT, AR/VR, and whatever comes next.

° Constant expert and AI monitoring – CloudOps, SecOps, DevSecOps teams constantly monitor performance and security signals using AI.

° Privacy, security and support – architected for privacy by default, with end-to-end encryption, HSM...

| Read more »
06:13
Claris floats out FileMaker Cloud

Claris International, a wholly owned Apple subsidiary, says it’s opened its doors to FileMaker Cloud, which delivers a toolset for low-code app development.

“FileMaker Cloud is critical to drive the next phase of digital transformation and massive acceleration of workplace innovation,” says Brad Freitag, CEO of Claris. “This is the foundation for a new breed of low-code apps, supercharged by third party cloud services and ready for the next-level of orchestration and intelligence.”

He saysFileMaker Cloud brings the following benefits to Claris developers:

° Future-proof development – Built to ensure developers can always leverage the latest cloud technologies: AI, ML, assistants, IoT, AR/VR, and whatever comes next.

° Constant expert and AI monitoring – CloudOps, SecOps, DevSecOps teams constantly monitor performance and security signals using AI.

° Privacy, security and support – architected for privacy by default, with end-to-end encryption, HSM...

| Read more »
06:13
Claris floats out FileMaker Cloud

Claris International, a wholly owned Apple subsidiary, says it’s opened its doors to FileMaker Cloud, which delivers a toolset for low-code app development.

“FileMaker Cloud is critical to drive the next phase of digital transformation and massive acceleration of workplace innovation,” says Brad Freitag, CEO of Claris. “This is the foundation for a new breed of low-code apps, supercharged by third party cloud services and ready for the next-level of orchestration and intelligence.”

He saysFileMaker Cloud brings the following benefits to Claris developers:

° Future-proof development – Built to ensure developers can always leverage the latest cloud technologies: AI, ML, assistants, IoT, AR/VR, and whatever comes next.

° Constant expert and AI monitoring – CloudOps, SecOps, DevSecOps teams constantly monitor performance and security signals using AI.

° Privacy, security and support – architected for privacy by default, with end-to-end encryption, HSM...

| Read more »
06:13
Claris floats out FileMaker Cloud

Claris International, a wholly owned Apple subsidiary, says it’s opened its doors to FileMaker Cloud, which delivers a toolset for low-code app development.

“FileMaker Cloud is critical to drive the next phase of digital transformation and massive acceleration of workplace innovation,” says Brad Freitag, CEO of Claris. “This is the foundation for a new breed of low-code apps, supercharged by third party cloud services and ready for the next-level of orchestration and intelligence.”

He saysFileMaker Cloud brings the following benefits to Claris developers:

° Future-proof development – Built to ensure developers can always leverage the latest cloud technologies: AI, ML, assistants, IoT, AR/VR, and whatever comes next.

° Constant expert and AI monitoring – CloudOps, SecOps, DevSecOps teams constantly monitor performance and security signals using AI.

° Privacy, security and support – architected for privacy by default, with end-to-end encryption, HSM...

| Read more »
06:06
Simply Mac announces $3.15 million partnership with...

Cool Holdings and Torque Esports have announced that they’ve entered into a partnership valued at $3.15 million between Simply Mac, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cool, and Ideas & Cars, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Torque.  

The three-year partnership calls for Simply Mac, Apple’s largest Premiere Partner, to be named the sole and exclusive supplier of Apple products to Ideas & Cars, and for Simply Mac to serve as a sponsor for "America's Fastest Gamer" events produced by Ideas & Cars.  

Thanks to Simply Mac, Esports racing fans got a unique inside look at the#GamerToRacer competition that started last week when the World's Fastest Gamer finals began.  Simply Mac will be a key partner for the competition, which will put ten gamers to the test over a 12-day #CaliforniaDreamin tour.

The winner of Simply...

| Read more »
06:00
Apple warns HomePod users of potentially fatal iOS...

When Apple released the iOS 13.2 update to HomePod alongside the new AirPods Pro Monday, people likely rushed to install it. However, just hours after its release, Apple pulled the update and is now warning that HomePods running it are in danger of becoming pretty paperweights.

In an updated support document, Apple is urging that anyone using a HomePod with the newest iOS 13.2 update does not reset their device or attempt to remove it from the Home app. That means if you have the update on your HomePod and things aren’t working as they should, you shouldn’t try to troubleshoot until a new update rolls out.

...

| Read more »
05:57
Act surprised: the first Xiaomi smartwatch closely...

The new Xiaomi smartwatch hasn’t yet been officially launched, but the company has shared images and details for the device, which will probably be named the Mi Watch.

Unsurprisingly, for a company born out of copying Apple devices, the Mi Watch bears an, er, strong resemblance to the Apple Watch

more…

The post Act surprised: the first Xiaomi smartwatch closely resembles the Apple Watch appeared first on 9to5Mac.

| Read more »
05:49
eufyCam 2 adds support for Apple HomeKit

eufy, which specializes in home security and smart home appliances, has announced the eufyCam 2, the next generation of its home security system. 

It adds integration with Apple HomeKit, as well as an improved battery and better video resolution. HomeKit is a framework that allows control of compatible home automation devices through iOS and Siri.

Users can now  use the Apple Home app and Siri to stream live video from the eufyCam 2 to an iOS or iPadOS devices. The eufyCam 2 sends notifications directly to iPhones or iPads whenever it detects motion, so that customers can see live video immediately from the lock screen of their devices. 

The folks at eufy say the eufyCam 2 will be one of the first security cameras to take advantage of HomeKit Secure Video as an update for customers later this year. Apple Secure Video will allow iOS customers to privately and securely capture activity from eufyCam 2 cameras in iCloud. 

... | Read more »
05:40
Apple Won 42 Patents Today Covering Hybrid Quantum...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted Apple 42 newly granted patents today. Our final granted patent report of the day covers three patents. The first covers Apple's work on future hybrid quantum dot display. The second covers Apple's work on health studies and the third covers 3D Model support for augmented reality apps in iOS. Apple was also granted a design patents for ...

| Read more »
05:37
AirPods Pro replacement and repair costs rise to $89...

AirPods Pro have launched with new features that make them some of the most capable fully wireless earphones on the market. With the new features and $249 price tag, the replacement and repair costs have gone up for both the Wireless Charging Case and the AirPods Pro earbuds which will likely make the $29 AppleCare an easier decision for many customers.

more…

The post AirPods Pro replacement and repair costs rise to $89 per earbud, same for case appeared first on 9to5Mac.

| Read more »
05:35
BatchOutput for Microsoft Word now supports macOS...

Zevrix Solutions has announced BatchOutput DOC 2.5.13, a compatibility update to company’s output automation solution for Microsoft Word. 

The tool automates printing and exporting to PDF from Word. The app offers batch printing, PDF security, variable file names, single page export and more. Version 2.5.13 adds support for macOS 10.15 Catalina and improves handling of Word documents on non-standard Office installations.

BatchOutput DOC can be purchased for $19.95 from the Zevrix Solutions website (www.zevrix.com). A demo is available for download. The update is free for users of version 2 and $20 from version 1. BatchOutput DOC requires macOS 10.8-10.15 and Microsoft Word 2008-2019.

The post BatchOutput for Microsoft Word now supports macOS Catalina appeared first on...

| Read more »
05:35
BatchOutput for Microsoft Word now supports macOS...

Zevrix Solutions has announced BatchOutput DOC 2.5.13, a compatibility update to company’s output automation solution for Microsoft Word. 

The tool automates printing and exporting to PDF from Word. The app offers batch printing, PDF security, variable file names, single page export and more. Version 2.5.13 adds support for macOS 10.15 Catalina and improves handling of Word documents on non-standard Office installations.

BatchOutput DOC can be purchased for $19.95 from the Zevrix Solutions website (www.zevrix.com). A demo is available for download. The update is free for users of version 2 and $20 from version 1. BatchOutput DOC requires macOS 10.8-10.15 and Microsoft Word 2008-2019.

The post BatchOutput for Microsoft Word now supports macOS Catalina appeared first on...

| Read more »
05:35
BatchOutput for Microsoft Word now supports macOS...

Zevrix Solutions has announced BatchOutput DOC 2.5.13, a compatibility update to company’s output automation solution for Microsoft Word. 

The tool automates printing and exporting to PDF from Word. The app offers batch printing, PDF security, variable file names, single page export and more. Version 2.5.13 adds support for macOS 10.15 Catalina and improves handling of Word documents on non-standard Office installations.

BatchOutput DOC can be purchased for $19.95 from the Zevrix Solutions website (www.zevrix.com). A demo is available for download. The update is free for users of version 2 and $20 from version 1. BatchOutput DOC requires macOS 10.8-10.15 and Microsoft Word 2008-2019.

The post BatchOutput for Microsoft Word now supports macOS Catalina appeared first on...

| Read more »
05:35
BatchOutput for Microsoft Word now supports macOS...

Zevrix Solutions has announced BatchOutput DOC 2.5.13, a compatibility update to company’s output automation solution for Microsoft Word. 

The tool automates printing and exporting to PDF from Word. The app offers batch printing, PDF security, variable file names, single page export and more. Version 2.5.13 adds support for macOS 10.15 Catalina and improves handling of Word documents on non-standard Office installations.

BatchOutput DOC can be purchased for $19.95 from the Zevrix Solutions website (www.zevrix.com). A demo is available for download. The update is free for users of version 2 and $20 from version 1. BatchOutput DOC requires macOS 10.8-10.15 and Microsoft Word 2008-2019.

The post BatchOutput for Microsoft Word now supports macOS Catalina appeared first on...

| Read more »
05:31
64BitApps releases PDF Plus 1.3 for macOS

64BitApps has released PDF Plus 1.3, an update to the macOS app that allows users to merge, split, crop and watermark their PDF documents in batch mode. 

The tool can also edit the properties of PDF files in batch mode. The user can define the pages or page intervals that will be processed and the location where the output PDF documents will be saved. Version 1.3 features a new user interface, and users can now cover the entire page with watermarks.

PDF Plus 1.3 requires macOS 10.10 or later and costs $4.99. It can be purchased from the Mac App Store and from 64BitApps online (https://64bitapps.com). 

The post 64BitApps releases PDF Plus 1.3 for macOS appeared first on MacTech.com.

| Read more »
05:31
64BitApps releases PDF Plus 1.3 for macOS

64BitApps has released PDF Plus 1.3, an update to the macOS app that allows users to merge, split, crop and watermark their PDF documents in batch mode. 

The tool can also edit the properties of PDF files in batch mode. The user can define the pages or page intervals that will be processed and the location where the output PDF documents will be saved. Version 1.3 features a new user interface, and users can now cover the entire page with watermarks.

PDF Plus 1.3 requires macOS 10.10 or later and costs $4.99. It can be purchased from the Mac App Store and from 64BitApps online (https://64bitapps.com). 

The post 64BitApps releases PDF Plus 1.3 for macOS appeared first on MacTech.com.

| Read more »
05:31
64BitApps releases PDF Plus 1.3 for macOS

64BitApps has released PDF Plus 1.3, an update to the macOS app that allows users to merge, split, crop and watermark their PDF documents in batch mode. 

The tool can also edit the properties of PDF files in batch mode. The user can define the pages or page intervals that will be processed and the location where the output PDF documents will be saved. Version 1.3 features a new user interface, and users can now cover the entire page with watermarks.

PDF Plus 1.3 requires macOS 10.10 or later and costs $4.99. It can be purchased from the Mac App Store and from 64BitApps online (https://64bitapps.com). 

The post 64BitApps releases PDF Plus 1.3 for macOS appeared first on MacTech.com.

| Read more »
05:31
64BitApps releases PDF Plus 1.3 for macOS

64BitApps has released PDF Plus 1.3, an update to the macOS app that allows users to merge, split, crop and watermark their PDF documents in batch mode. 

The tool can also edit the properties of PDF files in batch mode. The user can define the pages or page intervals that will be processed and the location where the output PDF documents will be saved. Version 1.3 features a new user interface, and users can now cover the entire page with watermarks.

PDF Plus 1.3 requires macOS 10.10 or later and costs $4.99. It can be purchased from the Mac App Store and from 64BitApps online (https://64bitapps.com). 

The post 64BitApps releases PDF Plus 1.3 for macOS appeared first on MacTech.com.

| Read more »
05:31
Pinegrow 5.8 - Mockup and design web pages faster.

Pinegrow (was Pinegrow Web Designer) is desktop app that lets you mockup and design webpages faster with multi-page editing, CSS and LESS styling, and smart components for Bootstrap, Foundation, Angular JS, and WordPress.



Version 5.8:

  • Reveal CSS rule in source code, control CSS code formatting, WordPress Post Breadcrumbs
  • Bug fixes



  • OS X 10.9 or later



Download Now]]>

| Read more »
05:27
Apple patent involves iPhones, iPads, Macs that can...

Apple has been granted a patent (number 10.459,521) for a “touch surface for simulating materials” that hints at iPhones, iPads, and Macs that can mimic the feel of different textures.

In the patent data, the tech giant notes that typically, the tactile characteristics of touch surfaces are usually limited by the physical characteristics of the materials utilized to construct the surfaces. Apple is considering devices with bodies equipped with vibrators and sensors that can make them feel warmer or cooler, perhaps even rougher or smoother.

Here’s the summary of the patent: “A system for simulating materials using touch surfaces includes a touch surface, an actuator and/or an temperature control device, and a control unit. The control unit controls the actuator or the temperature control device to cause at least a portion of the touch surface to simulate a material. Such control may include utilizing the actuator to vibrate the surface to...

| Read more »
05:12
Duolingo Stories provide a fun way to test your...

Learning a new language can be hard work, and testing your reading and listening comprehension isn’t always the most riveting part of the process. Duolingo Stories is designed to change that, providing a more interesting way to map your progress…

more…

The post Duolingo Stories provide a fun way to test your language skills in the iOS app appeared first on 9to5Mac.

| Read more »
05:07
Apple granted patent for a ‘consistently tight’...

Apple has been granted a patent a “consistently tight” Apple Watch to improve the health and fitness features of the smart watch.

It involves watch bands that maintain a constant tension despite changes in their lengths while worn by a user. Such changes in length may occur automatically to accommodate changes in the size and circumference of a user's wrist as they move their wrist normally (e.g., moving it from straight, with a smaller circumference, to bent, with a larger circumference). 

By maintaining a constant tension, the watch bands may also maintain a constant force on the user's wrist, and they may cause a watch body attached to the bands to also maintain a constant force on the user's wrist. Apple says that this can increase a user's comfort, since the watch will not get tighter or constrict their wrist as they straighten and bend their wrist. The tech giant adds that it can also help optimize operation of any sensors in the watch...

| Read more »
05:07
AirPods Pro Unboxing Videos: Design, Sound, Ear Tip...

The first AirPods Pro unboxing videos have surfaced on YouTube from tech reviewers Marques Brownlee, Justine Ezarik, and Safwan Ahmedmia.

The reviewers were all impressed with sound quality and active noise cancellation, with Brownlee saying noise cancellation on the ‌AirPods Pro‌ is roughly on par with the new Beats Solo Pro. As for fit, Ahmedmia found the ‌AirPods Pro‌ with in-ear tips to be more comfortable than the regular AirPods.

Brownlee's video provides a first look at the new Ear Tip Fit Test, a feature that checks the fit of the ‌AirPods Pro‌ in your ear to determine which size ear tips provides the best seal and acoustic performance. Ear Tip Fit Test can be accessed by...

| Read more »
05:05
∞ First take on AirPods Pro in the wild

[VIDEO] MKBHD unboxes his brand new AirPods Pro, offers up his impressions after one day of use. Video embedded in main Loop post.

| Read more »
05:00
Adobe previews precise Photoshop object selection...

Adobe has published a sneak peek video showing off an impressive new feature coming soon to desktop Photoshop. A new Object Selection Tool hopes to speed up editing workflows through Sensei technology, Adobe’s artificial intelligence platform.

more…

The post Adobe previews precise Photoshop object selection powered by Sensei AI appeared first on 9to5Mac.

| Read more »
05:00
Take 60% Off on SideNotes for Mac

Need to keep your notes organized and immediately available at any time? SideNotes for Mac is a powerful smart app for taking notes on the Mac, and today we have it on sale for $7.99 — that’s 60% off of the usual $19.99 price tag.

SideNotes is a smart app for note-taking. It shows and hides on the side of your monitor to manage your notes without distracting you. You can finally keep your notes organized, personalized and always at your fingertips using this simple, productivity-boosting software.

  • Show & hide notes instantly by clicking the Open Bar, pressing a keyboard shortcut, and making a swipe gesture

  • Drag...

| Read more »
04:59
Apple’s annual Halloween movie sale starts at $5,...

Apple has now kicked off its annual Halloween movie sale, discounting various genres and more from $5. There’s also a nice selection of $1 rentals this week too alongside a handful of other notable price drops. Hit the jump for all of our top picks from Apple’s latest sale.

more…

The post Apple’s annual Halloween movie sale starts at $5, plus new $1 rentals, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

| Read more »
04:51
∞ Apple’s brand new, “exploding” AirPods Pro ad

[VIDEO] There it is, at 35 seconds in (video embedded in main Loop post). The exploded view, showing all the pieces that come together to make the new noise cancelling, water splash resistant, AirPods Pro.

The first time I saw this image, I had a brief moment of hope that I’d be able to take these apart myself and swap the batteries. But I’m going to assume that all these pieces are glued tightly together, with the exception of the click-in-place rubber ear-tips.

As to splash-resistance, the AirPods Pro are rated at IPX4, which you can read all about here.

| Read more »
04:34
Future iPhone screen could simulate surface textures...




Touching a future iPhone or iPad display could provide a sensation of texture, with Apple coming up with a way to alter how a touch-enabled surface can be controlled to simulate the feel of different types of materials.

| Read more »
04:26
AirPods Pro first impressions: Noise cancellation ‘...

AirPods Pro are set to arrive at Apple Stores and for customers who preordered tomorrow, October 30th. Ahead of the official release, we’ve got our first look at Apple’s latest fully wireless earphones with active noise cancellation in unboxing and initial review videos from iJustine, MKBHD, and SuperSaf.

more…

The post AirPods Pro first impressions: Noise cancellation ‘better than expected,’ impressive fit, design [Videos] appeared first on 9to5Mac.

| Read more »
04:15
Could We See a 16-inch MacBook Pro Announcement...

Apple unveiled AirPods Pro on Monday via press release, and speculation is now rife that Apple plans to trickle out further product announcements this week, with Apple's widely anticipated 16-inch MacBook Pro rumored to be next.

Apple's plans to release a 16-inch ‌MacBook Pro‌ were first revealed by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo back in February. Kuo said Apple was working on a 16-inch ‌MacBook Pro‌ with an all-new design, including the return of a more reliable scissor mechanism keyboard, for release by the end of 2019. Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has also reported that the notebook is coming in 2019.

... | Read more »
04:00
Grammarian Pro3 X a useful tool for those of us who...

One of the advantages Microsoft's Word has over Apple's Pages is a good grammar checker. (Or at least used to have; I haven’t used Word in a long time). Pages’ proofreader feature is basically just spellchecking and sometimes you need more.

If you want to add better grammar checking features to Pages, try Grammarian Pro3 X from Linguisoft. It’s an interactive spell and grammar checking, dictionary, thesaurus, AutoCorrect, and AutoType tool that works within every program on the Mac. Sporting a new redesigned user interface, the latest version is 64-bit and macOS Catalina-ready.

It’s a bit of a pain to install, but I guess the procedure is necessary. 

From your downloaded GrammarianPRO3X.dmg, drag the Grammarian PRO3 X folder over to the Applications folder on your Mac’s drive. (Don’t move the Grammarian app outside of the folder.)

Now run the Grammarian app (identified with...

| Read more »
04:00
How to play ambient sounds on your HomePod

It only took two years, but you can now use your HomePod to play ambient sounds from nature if you want to relax or you’re seeking some background white noise for working or sleeping. Currently, we know of seven available tracks, but we’ll update this guide as we learn more.

Editor's note: Apple has pulled the iOS 13.2 update for HomePod, which this function requires. We will update this how-to appropriately when Apple reissues the update.

First off, though, make sure your iPhone and HomePod are both running iOS 13.2. To update your HomePod, open the Home app, press the little house icon in the upper left-hand corner, and then press Software Update under Speakers & TVs. If your software isn’t up to date, you should see a prompt to download the latest patch immediately. For more detailed information, check our our ...

| Read more »
03:59
WhatsApp fixes one of its most annoying bugs in new...

WhatsApp has finally fixed one its annoying bugs in the latest update to its iOS update: you will no longer see unread notifications badges for muted chats …

more…

The post WhatsApp fixes one of its most annoying bugs in new update to iOS app appeared first on 9to5Mac.

| Read more »
03:16
Supply-chain gives more evidence of base model...

We’ve heard a number of reports of the iPhone 11 beating expectations in terms of early sales. A new supply chain report today backs the idea that it’s the base model which is leading the way.

That always seemed a likely bet, the LCD model arguably offering the best bang for the buck, and relatively few reasons to opt for the more expensive Pro model …

more…

The post Supply-chain gives more evidence of base model iPhone 11 beating expectations appeared first on 9to5Mac.

| Read more »
03:15
Apple Wins Patent for a Next-Gen Apple Watch Band...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 42 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's patent that relates to a possible next-gen Apple Watch band that provides the user with constant wrist tension so as to stay firmly in place while providing superior comfort.

| Read more »
03:14
Posterino 3.6.5 - Create posters, collages,...

Posterino offers enhanced customization and flexibility including a variety of new, stylish templates featuring grids of identical or odd-sized image boxes. You can customize the size and shape of these boxes at any time. And with a single click, the application will automatically fill those boxes with random images drawn from the photos you uploaded. If you prefer to manually select images, you can simply drag and drop images into the template.

Sharing your photos is quick and simple as well. You can directly upload your completed collages to your Facebook, Twitter or Flickr account from inside the app, and export photos to iPhoto and your email. Posterino also lets you create and send custom e-cards with your very own stamps and postmarks.

The new features of Posterino 3 are:

  • Improved workflow throughout: Adding, removing or creating image objects now results in an instant re-layout of your document.
  • New and improved content:...
| Read more »
03:00
To badly go: Samsung’s not-so-great fall

Disclaimer before reading this column: Apple is not perfect!

There. Got that out of the way.

Some people seem to think this furry critic of malformed musings believes Apple can do no wrong. Let The Macalope assure you that he knows Apple can do wrong. He is typing this on a 2016 MacBook Pro, after all. You don’t have to look further than the cognitive dissonance between Tim Cook’s Twitter bio and Apple’s removal of an app helping protestors in Hong Kong not get tear gassed to know Apple doesn’t have it all figured out. But if you want to, take a look at the early reviews of the Apple TV+ shows. They’re not great, Bob!

To read this article in full, please click here

| Read more »
02:34
Mobile financial services’ transactions to exceed $1...

A new study from Juniper Research found that the total transaction value of the MFS (mobile financial services) market will exceed $1 trillion by 2024, rising from $580 billion in 2019. 

This is a growth of 70%. The research group identified a range of untapped opportunities in Latin America for services such as microfinance, microloans and money transfer, as a key driver of MFS growth over the next five years.

Juniper forecasts that the total number of users accessing MFS in Latin America will grow 20% on average annually over the next five years. This is predicted to grow twice as fast as saturated markets such as Africa and the Middle East. In response, the research group urged MFS vendors to leverage existing experience...

| Read more »
02:34
Mobile financial services’ transactions to exceed $1...

A new study from Juniper Research found that the total transaction value of the MFS (mobile financial services) market will exceed $1 trillion by 2024, rising from $580 billion in 2019. 

This is a growth of 70%. The research group identified a range of untapped opportunities in Latin America for services such as microfinance, microloans and money transfer, as a key driver of MFS growth over the next five years.

Juniper forecasts that the total number of users accessing MFS in Latin America will grow 20% on average annually over the next five years. This is predicted to grow twice as fast as saturated markets such as Africa and the Middle East. In response, the research group urged MFS vendors to leverage existing experience...

| Read more »
02:34
Mobile financial services’ transactions to exceed $1...

A new study from Juniper Research found that the total transaction value of the MFS (mobile financial services) market will exceed $1 trillion by 2024, rising from $580 billion in 2019. 

This is a growth of 70%. The research group identified a range of untapped opportunities in Latin America for services such as microfinance, microloans and money transfer, as a key driver of MFS growth over the next five years.

Juniper forecasts that the total number of users accessing MFS in Latin America will grow 20% on average annually over the next five years. This is predicted to grow twice as fast as saturated markets such as Africa and the Middle East. In response, the research group urged MFS vendors to leverage existing experience...

| Read more »
02:34
Mobile financial services’ transactions to exceed $1...

A new study from Juniper Research found that the total transaction value of the MFS (mobile financial services) market will exceed $1 trillion by 2024, rising from $580 billion in 2019. 

This is a growth of 70%. The research group identified a range of untapped opportunities in Latin America for services such as microfinance, microloans and money transfer, as a key driver of MFS growth over the next five years.

Juniper forecasts that the total number of users accessing MFS in Latin America will grow 20% on average annually over the next five years. This is predicted to grow twice as fast as saturated markets such as Africa and the Middle East. In response, the research group urged MFS vendors to leverage existing experience...

| Read more »
02:15
Apple announces AirPods Pro, will be available...

Apple on Monday announced that its new AirPods Pro earbuds would be available on October 30th, would feature a new shape and silicone ear tips to support active noise cancellation technology, and retail for $249.

Apple says that the AirPods Pro have been engineered for “comfort and fit” and each earbud ships with three different sizes of silicone ear tips that conform to the contours of the individual ear, offering up a comfortable fit and a “superior seal.” 

Upon inserting the AirPods Pro in each ear, Apple’s software will leverage the built-in microphones to measure the sound level in the ear and compare it to what’s coming from the speaker driver. The company says this task is achieved within seconds, and that its algorithm will be able to tell whether the ear tip is the right size and has a good fit or should be adjusted for a better seal. 

An “innovative vent system” within the AirPods Pro earbuds is also designed to equalize pressure to minimize...

| Read more »
02:11
If you updated your HomePod to 13.2, do not reset it...




Apple has withdrawn the HomePod 13.2 update. If you've had a successful update, you're fine -- but do not reset the HomePod, nor remove it from the Home app, or you're going to have a problem that will require service.

| Read more »
02:00
Apple releases iOS 13.2, iPadOS 13.2 updates

It’s a hefty pair of updates and they’re here.

On Monday, Apple released its long-awaited iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2 updates, which bring a slew of new features to its mobile operating systems.

The updates add support for the newly-announced AirPods Pro, more than 70 new emojis, as well as new features for Siri, the Home app, and multiple bug fixes.

Kicking off, Deep Fusion serves as an image-processing feature that does a pixel-by-pixel comparison of multiple images, and then fuse the best parts together for, “dramatically better texture, detail, and reduced noise in lower light.”

Deep Fusion requires the the A13 Bionic Neural Engine, which means it’s currently limited to iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max handsets.

iOS 13.2 also gives users the ability to change video resolution directly from the Camera app for iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max.

iOS 13.2 adds support for the new AirPods Pro units, which were...

| Read more »
02:00
HDMI ARC and HDMI eARC explained: The evolution of...

The Enhanced Audio Return channel delivers higher-quality movie soundtracks and music, too—and you won't need a new cable. What's not to like?

| Read more »
02:00
Samsung CJ791 QLED review: Thunderbolt meets curvy,...

Apple makes some darn fine displays, but the company doesn’t offer an ultra-wide model. If you want extra horizontal screen space for productivity or gaming, or just a panoramic viewing experience, you need something like Samsung’s $800, curved, ultra-wide CJ791. Quantum dots make colors super-accurate, and it has enough ports to functions nicely as docking station. 

Design and features

With a resolution of 3440 by 1440 spread over 34-inches of width and approximately 14.5-inches of height (21:9 ratio), the CJ791 doesn’t offer quite the pixel density of most Apple displays, but it’s close enough that you likely won’t care. Put another way, it’s not quite Retina—you can see the pixels if you sit too close, but it didn’t take long to get over than and appreciate the extra width.

To read this article in full, please click here

| Read more »
01:12
Apple Executives and the Cast of the The Morning...

Apple celebrated “The Morning Show” today at the global premiere of the original series at Josie Robertson Plaza and David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. Written by Kerry Ehrin and directed by Mimi Leder, “The Morning Show” explores the cutthroat world of morning news and the lives of the people who help America...

| Read more »

Monday October 28

19:59
Slidepad 1.0.18 - A Slide Over browser on your Mac.

Slidepad is a lightweight slide over browser that will greatly improve your productivity.

An iPad slide over window By slide in and slide out, Slidepad brings iPad style multitasking to your Mac. Using Slidepad is as easy as using your dock.

A simple sidebar to switch between apps

Slidepad borrowed the concept of sidebar from Franz and Station. It is much smoother than tabs, and it helps you quickly switch between different web apps.

An omnibox lets you open any websites, tutorials or PDFs

Unlike other similar apps, there is no limit on what can be placed on Slidepad. You can type any keywords, URLs like what you do in common browsers!

A small tool with many use cases

You can use Slidepad to quickly send someone a message, check out what should be done next, write down some random thoughts at your favorite note tool or switch your favorite songs.

More Features:

  • Slim sidebar
  • Corner...
| Read more »
19:18
Three episodes of 'The Morning Show'...




Following the world premiere of Apple TV+ exclusive "The Morning Show" in New York City on Monday, Apple announced the series' first three episodes will be available to stream when the service debuts this week.

| Read more »
17:41
New 'The Mandalorian' trailer looks like...

Need a reason to stay interested in Disney+? Between Netflix's content assault, an HBO Max event tomorrow and Apple TV+ launching this week, Disney's plan to stand out is apparently this new trailer for its live-action Star Wars show, The Mandalorian...

| Read more »
 

Community Search:
MacTech Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

Viber 11.9.1 - Send messages and make fr...
Viber lets you send free messages and make free calls to other Viber users, on any device and network, in any country! Viber syncs your contacts, messages and call history with your mobile device, so... Read more
Vallum 3.3.2 - $15.00
Vallum is a little tool that helps you monitor and block apps connections and throttle apps bandwidth. It is able to intercept connections at the application layer, and hold them while you decide... Read more
Microsoft OneNote 16.31 - Free digital n...
OneNote is your very own digital notebook. With OneNote, you can capture that flash of genius, that moment of inspiration, or that list of errands that's too important to forget. Whether you're at... Read more
Apple Pages 8.2.1 - Apple's word pr...
Apple Pages is a powerful word processor that gives you everything you need to create documents that look beautiful. And read beautifully. It lets you work seamlessly between Mac and iOS devices, and... Read more
Numbers 6.2.1 - Apple's spreadsheet...
With Apple Numbers, sophisticated spreadsheets are just the start. The whole sheet is your canvas. Just add dramatic interactive charts, tables, and images that paint a revealing picture of your data... Read more
f.lux 39.9873 - Adjusts the color of you...
f.lux makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day. Ever notice how people texting at night have that eerie blue glow? Or wake... Read more
Deeper 2.5.0 - Enable hidden features in...
Deeper is a personalization utility for macOS which allows you to enable and disable the hidden functions of the Finder, Dock, QuickTime, Safari, iTunes, login window, Spotlight, and many of Apple's... Read more
NTFS 15.5.71 - Provides full read and wr...
NTFS breaks down the barriers between Windows and macOS. Paragon NTFS effectively solves the communication problems between the Mac system and NTFS. Write, edit, copy, move, delete files on NTFS... Read more
MTR 5.3.0.0 - The Mac's oldest and...
MTR (was MacTheRipper)--the Mac's oldest and smartest DVD-backup app. MTR - the complete toolbox, not a one-trick, point-and-click extractor. MTR is intended for making fair-use, backup copies of... Read more
Keynote 9.2.1 - Apple's presentatio...
Easily create gorgeous presentations with the all-new Keynote, featuring powerful yet easy-to-use tools and dazzling effects that will make you a very hard act to follow. The Theme Chooser lets you... Read more

Latest Forum Discussions

See All

Black Desert Mobile gets an official rel...
Pearl Abyss has just announced that its highly-anticipated MMO, Black Desert Mobile, will launch globally for iOS and Android on December 11th. [Read more] | Read more »
Another Eden receives new a episode, cha...
Another Eden, WFS' popular RPG, has received another update that brings new story content to the game alongside a few new heroes to discover. [Read more] | Read more »
Overdox guide - Tips and tricks for begi...
Overdox is a clever battle royale that changes things up by adding MOBA mechanics and melee combat to the mix. This new hybrid game can be quite a bit to take in at first, so we’ve put together a list of tips to help you get a leg up on the... | Read more »
Roterra Extreme - Great Escape is a pers...
Roterra Extreme – Great Escape has been described by developers Dig-It Games as a mini-sequel to their acclaimed title Roterra: Flip the Fairytale. It continues that game's tradition of messing with which way is up, tasking you with solving... | Read more »
Hearthstone: Battlegrounds open beta lau...
Remember earlier this year when auto battlers were the latest hotness? We had Auto Chess, DOTA Underlords, Chess Rush, and more all gunning for our attention. They all had their own reasons to play, but, at least from where I'm standing, most... | Read more »
The House of Da Vinci 2 gets a new gamep...
The House of Da Vinci launched all the way back in 2017. Now, developer Blue Brain Games is gearing up to deliver a second dose of The Room-inspired puzzling. Some fresh details have now emerged, alongside the game's first official trailer. [Read... | Read more »
Shoot 'em up action awaits in Battl...
BattleBrew Productions has just introduced another entry into its award winning, barrelpunk inspired, BattleSky Brigade series. Whilst its previous title BattleSky Brigade TapTap provided fans with idle town building gameplay, this time the... | Read more »
Arcade classic R-Type Dimensions EX blas...
If you're a long time fan of shmups and have been looking for something to play lately, Tozai Games may have just released an ideal game for you on iOS. R-Type Dimensions EX brings the first R-Type and its sequel to iOS devices. [Read more] | Read more »
Intense VR first-person shooter Colonicl...
Our latest VR obsession is Colonicle, an intense VR FPS, recently released on Oculus and Google Play, courtesy of From Fake Eyes and Goboogie Games. It's a pulse-pounding multiplayer shooter which should appeal to genre fanatics and newcomers alike... | Read more »
PUBG Mobile's incoming update bring...
PUGB Mobile's newest Royale Pass season they're calling Fury of the Wasteland arrives tomorrow and with it comes a fair chunk of new content to the game. We'll be seeing a new map, weapon and even a companion system. [Read more] | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

New 2019 16″ MacBook Pros on sale for $100 of...
Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama has new 2019 16″ MacBook Pros on sale today for $100 off Apple’s MSRP, each including free shipping. In addition, Adorama charges sales tax for NY & NJ residents... Read more
Apple Watch Series 3 GPS models on sale for l...
Amazon has Apple Watch Series 3 GPS models on sale starting at only $179. There prices are the lowest we’ve ever seen for these models from any Apple reseller. Choose Amazon as the seller rather than... Read more
iOS Bug In Facebook News Feed Lets Device Ca...
NEWS: 11.15.19- Users of the Facebook social media platform’s mobile app running on iOS devices won’t, like, this piece of news one bit in where a bug in the News Feed gave access to the camera... Read more
16″ MacBook Pros on sale! Preorder at Amazon...
Apple’s new 16″ MacBook Pros were only introduced yesterday, but Amazon is already offering a $100 discount on preorders. Prices for the base 6-Core 16″ MacBook Pros start at $2299: – 2019 16″ 2.6GHz... Read more
Use our exclusive MacBook Price Trackers to f...
Our Apple award-winning MacBook price trackers are the best place to look for the best sales & lowest prices on new and clearance MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros–including Apple’s new 16″ MacBook... Read more
New November Verizon iPhone deal: Get an iPho...
Verizon has the 64GB iPhone Xr on sale for 50% off for a limited time, plus they will include a free $200 prepaid MasterCard and a free Amazon Echo Dot. That reduces their price for the 64GB iPhone... Read more
Apple cuts prices on clearance, refurbished 2...
Apple has clearance 2018 15″ 6-Core Touch Bar MacBook Pros, Certified Refurbished, now available starting at only $1829. Each model features a new outer case, shipping is free, and an Apple 1-year... Read more
Up to $450 price drop on clearance 15″ MacBoo...
B&H Photo has dropped prices Apple’s 2019 15″ 6-Core and 8-Core MacBook Pros by $400-$450 off original MSRP, starting at $1999, with free overnight shipping available to many addresses in the US... Read more
Here’s how to save $200 on Apple’s new 16″ Ma...
Apple has released details of their Education discount associated with the new 2019 16″ 6-Core and 8-Core MacBook Pros. Take $200 off the price of the new 8-Core model (now $2599) and $200 off the 16... Read more
Price drop! 2019 15″ 2.6GHz 6-Core MacBook Pr...
Focus Camera has dropped their price for clearance 2019 15″ 2.6GHz 6-Core Space Gray MacBook Pros by $400 to $1999 shipped. Apple’s original MSRP for this model was $2399. Focus charges sales tax for... Read more

Jobs Board

Best Buy *Apple* Computing Master - Best Bu...
**746655BR** **Job Title:** Best Buy Apple Computing Master **Job Category:** Sales **Store NUmber or Department:** 002518-Atlantic Center-Store **Job Description:** Read more
*Apple* Mobility Pro - Best Buy (United Stat...
**744973BR** **Job Title:** Apple Mobility Pro **Job Category:** Store Associates **Store NUmber or Department:** 000949-Rochester Hills-Store **Job Description:** Read more
AV Systems Engineer at *Apple* - Theorem, L...
Job Summary Apple Retail Technology is looking for an Audio Visual Systems Engineer to design and implement scalable, next-generation A/V solutions for Apple ?s Read more
Nurse Practitioner - Field Based (San Bernard...
Nurse Practitioner - Field Based (San Bernardino, CA, Apple Valley, Hesperia) **Location:** **United States** **New** **Requisition #:** PS30312 **Post Date:** 3 Read more
Best Buy *Apple* Computing Master - Best Bu...
**746510BR** **Job Title:** Best Buy Apple Computing Master **Job Category:** Store Associates **Store NUmber or Department:** 001407-Milford-Store **Job Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.