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09:59
Which Magic Keyboard is compatible with your iPad?...

Apple’s line of Magic Keyboard accessories for iPad is always changing, and it can be hard to keep up with which Magic Keyboard will work with your iPad model. But most iPad models do offer support for a version of Magic Keyboard, you just need to know which one.

That’s why we’ve assembled this guide to outline exactly which Magic Keyboards will and won’t work with the various iPad Pro, iPad Air, and base-model iPads currently available.

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09:08
Grab two 6-foot USB-C fast-charging cables for the...

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Don’t you hate being tethered to whatever socket your phone is charging from? Well, let’s change that because this two-cable bundle from INIU features USB-C to C fast charging cables that are 6 feet long each. The whole bundle will cost you a mere $8.40, down from the regular $14. 

You can expect high charging speeds of up to 100W, which means you can get your MacBook to 60% in just 45 minutes, and your iPhone 15 in even less time. INIU claims the cables support Samsung’s Super Fast Charging 2.0, so powering up your Galaxy gadgets will be just as easy. 

Fast charging isn’t just limited to your phone or laptop. The INIU USB C to USB C Cable works seamlessly with a wide range of devices, including tablets, consoles, controllers,...

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09:05
Apple wants to price the iPhone SE 4 under $500–...

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If you’re looking to buy a phone for under $500 right now, it’s hard to recommend an iPhone. The only iPhone priced under $500, the $429 iPhone SE, is more than three years old and has an outdated design and an old camera. The iPhone 13, which is a better phone, starts at $599.

But that could be changing. Rumors have been swirling for months that Apple is preparing a new SE that will be a radical departure from previous SEs in that it won’t have a Home button or an outdated display. Now a new report from since-deleted X account Revengnus (via...

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08:51
Apple’s 16GB M3 MacBook Airs up to $200 off, Apple...

Your mid-week roundup of the best Apple deals of the day has arrived with up to $200 in savings on the latest M3 MacBook Air models, and this time we are talking about the maxed-out 16GB configurations in both 13- and 15-inch form-factors. From there, we move over to a one day-only offer on the 45mm Apple Watch Series 9 GPS + Cell model at $140 off – one of the best prices ever – alongside some exclusive deals on cases and Watch bands, Apple Pencil (and alternatives), plus more. Head below or...

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08:35
Ready to become a Vision Pro superhero? Marvel’s ‘...

One of the most exciting Vision Pro apps announced recently was Marvel’s collaboration with ILM for “What If…? — An Immersive Story.” Today, the new app scored a May 30 release date, pricing info, and a first-look trailer that shows just how fun it will be to enter the Marvel universe with your Vision Pro.

Are you ready to become a Marvel superhero? Because that’s exactly the experience this new app looks to deliver.

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08:33
Get the 2nd Gen Apple Watch SE for Just $189 on...

Apple's 40mm GPS Apple Watch SE is available for $189.00 today on Amazon, down from $249.00. This is just $10 higher compared to the all-time low price on the wearable. This deal is available in all three aluminum color options, and only Amazon has the discount.

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You can also get the 44mm GPS Apple Watch SE on sale right now, available for $219.00 on Amazon, down from $279.00. This is another near all-time low price that's just $10 away from the lowest price on the...

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08:20
iPhone Not Sending or Receiving Pictures? Here’s the...

iPhone Not Sending or Receiving Pictures? Here’s the Fix

After snapping some great photos all day, you try to send them to friends or family, but get hit with a “Not Delivered” error on your iPhone, right? This happens a lot, but don’t worry. In this guide, I’ll show you how to fix this. How To Fix iPhone Not Sending Pictures via Text Message […]

This post iPhone Not Sending or Receiving Pictures? Here’s the Fix appeared first on The Mac Observer

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08:14
Apple Customers Hang on to iPads Longer Than iPhones

Apple Customers Hang on to iPads Longer Than iPhones

New data shows that Apple customers hold onto their iPads for much longer than their iPhones before upgrading. A report by CIRP (Consumer Intelligence Research Partners) reveals this information. This data comes after Apple recently unveiled a new lineup of iPads. The question remains: what drives iPad upgrades? A main factor seems to be whether users feel their current device is still […]

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08:07
Here’s what Apple users do with their old iPads

Last week we saw a report from CIRP revealing that a growing percentage of iPad owners are waiting 3 years or more before upgrading their tablets. In a follow-up study, CIRP answers what those users are doing with their old iPads.

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08:05
Shazam app now supports Live Activities for seamless...

Today the Shazam app has been updated to version 17.11, which adds support for Live Activities on all compatible iPhone models.

If you own an iPhone 15 or 15 Pro model, or an iPhone 14 Pro, you’ll now be able to keep Shazam’s music detection running in the background via the Dynamic Island while doing other things on your device.

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07:43
T-Mobile Announces Price Increases for Some Older...

T-Mobile today revealed that it will be increasing the monthly prices of some of its older plans in the U.S. by $2 to $5 per line.

Affected customers will receive a text message from T-Mobile if their plan will be receiving a price increase, which will take effect next month. Affected plans appear to include certain T-Mobile ONE, Simple Choice, and Magenta plans.

In its text message to customers, T-Mobile said this is the first time that it has changed the prices of some of its monthly plans in "nearly a decade."

"We're adjusting prices to respond to rising costs, but we are committed to offering low prices and the best value in postpaid wireless," said T-Mobile, in response to a customer inquiry on social media platform X. "We offer customers more for every dollar they spend than ever before, especially when you consider taxes & fees included."

In an...

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07:24
Apple’s iPhone shipments in Europe declined by 1%...

Apple’s iPhone shipments in Europe declined by 1% year-over-year (YoY) in the first quarter (Q1) as iPhone 15 sales continued to tail off due to seasonality, according to new data from Counterpoint Research

With no iPhone SE expected in 2024, shipments should continue to drop until the launch of the iPhone 16 later in the year, the research group adds. Overall, European smartphone shipments rose 10% YoY in Q1 2024, finally putting an end to a string of YoY declines going back to Q3 2021. 

Samsung regained top spot from Apple in the quarter, helped by the well-received Galaxy S24 series, notes Counterpoint Research. And in Central and Eastern Europe, Samsung regained the number one spot from Xiaomi for the first time since Q1 2022.

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07:24
Apple’s iPhone shipments in Europe declined by 1%...

Apple’s iPhone shipments in Europe declined by 1% year-over-year (YoY) in the first quarter (Q1) as iPhone 15 sales continued to tail off due to seasonality, according to new data from Counterpoint Research

With no iPhone SE expected in 2024, shipments should continue to drop until the launch of the iPhone 16 later in the year, the research group adds. Overall, European smartphone shipments rose 10% YoY in Q1 2024, finally putting an end to a string of YoY declines going back to Q3 2021. 

Samsung regained top spot from Apple in the quarter, helped by the well-received Galaxy S24 series, notes Counterpoint Research. And in Central and Eastern Europe, Samsung regained the number one spot from Xiaomi for the first time since Q1 2022.

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07:24
Apple’s iPhone shipments in Europe declined by 1%...

Apple’s iPhone shipments in Europe declined by 1% year-over-year (YoY) in the first quarter (Q1) as iPhone 15 sales continued to tail off due to seasonality, according to new data from Counterpoint Research

With no iPhone SE expected in 2024, shipments should continue to drop until the launch of the iPhone 16 later in the year, the research group adds. Overall, European smartphone shipments rose 10% YoY in Q1 2024, finally putting an end to a string of YoY declines going back to Q3 2021. 

Samsung regained top spot from Apple in the quarter, helped by the well-received Galaxy S24 series, notes Counterpoint Research. And in Central and Eastern Europe, Samsung regained the number one spot from Xiaomi for the first time since Q1 2022.

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07:18
T-Mobile price increase of $2 or $5 per line for...

You might need to prepare yourself for a T-Mobile price increase, if you’re on one of the company’s older plans. The company is reportedly set to announce increases of $2 or $5 per line tomorrow …

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07:09
Apple's M1 MacBook Air Drops to Low Price of $...

Amazon is selling the 13-inch M1 MacBook Air for $699.00, down from the original price of $999.00. This is an overall solid second-best price on this version of the MacBook Air, and it's the first time the computer has been in stock at a steep discount in weeks.

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The model that Amazon has for $699.00 is the entry-level version with 8GB Unified Memory, an 8-core CPU, a 7-core GPU, and a 256GB SSD. You can get both the Gold and Silver colorways at this price, with delivery as soon as May 24 if you have Amazon Prime.

$300 OFF13-inch M1 MacBook Air for $699.00

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06:59
iOS 18’s new emoji will finally represent the...

Today the Unicode Consortium previewed the new emoji that are expected to be added to Apple’s upcoming OS updates, including iOS and iPadOS 18, watchOS 11, and more. Though the list isn’t finalized yet, it’s likely that everything outlined will be approved and added to the official set of emoji that platform owners like Apple and Google will adopt.

One standout from the list is a new ‘face with bags under eyes’ emoji that makes me feel truly seen. It’s undoubtedly bound to be one of the most popular additions. Other new emoji include a shovel, fingerprint, beet, and more.

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06:58
Apple published a new Press Release
06:45
Best M4 iPad Pro Cases Currently Available

Apple launched its new 11-inch and 13-inch iPad Pro models on May 15, and there's still a notable lack of cases available for the device. For new owners wanting to protect their pricey investment from scuffs or an accidental drop, we've shortlisted a handful of options.

Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

We would have included the popular Zugu brand in this shortlist, but the company says it is still working on new cases for the M4 iPad Pro and plans to make them available in June or July.

Burton Goods Magnetic Leather Case

A full-grain leather case with a soft microfiber lining, Burton Goods' slim but pricey case props up to offer multiple viewing angles, and the front flap supports the...

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06:21
Little Snitch visualization makes it easier to...

The popular security utility Little Snitch, which monitors Mac network traffic for suspicious activity, has been updated to a much more modern interface, with a whole range of new features.

Key among these is DNS encryption, which shields server name queries, and a curated list of blocklists which can be installed with a single click …

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06:18
Banking veteran Cynthia Bowman is Apple’s new...

Apple has hired a new diversity chief for the fourth time in recent years as the company “seeks to make its workforce more inclusive,” reports Bloomberg.

Banking veteran Cynthia Bowman is taking over the role from Barbara Whye, becoming vice president of inclusion and diversity. Bowman left Bank of America Corp. earlier this year after a 17-year career there, serving most recently as chief diversity, inclusion and social responsibility officer.

Whye was hired as Apple’s diversity chief in November 2020. She replaced Christie Smith who resigned in July 2020.

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06:18
Banking veteran Cynthia Bowman is Apple’s new...

Apple has hired a new diversity chief for the fourth time in recent years as the company “seeks to make its workforce more inclusive,” reports Bloomberg.

Banking veteran Cynthia Bowman is taking over the role from Barbara Whye, becoming vice president of inclusion and diversity. Bowman left Bank of America Corp. earlier this year after a 17-year career there, serving most recently as chief diversity, inclusion and social responsibility officer.

Whye was hired as Apple’s diversity chief in November 2020. She replaced Christie Smith who resigned in July 2020.

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06:18
Banking veteran Cynthia Bowman is Apple’s new...

Apple has hired a new diversity chief for the fourth time in recent years as the company “seeks to make its workforce more inclusive,” reports Bloomberg.

Banking veteran Cynthia Bowman is taking over the role from Barbara Whye, becoming vice president of inclusion and diversity. Bowman left Bank of America Corp. earlier this year after a 17-year career there, serving most recently as chief diversity, inclusion and social responsibility officer.

Whye was hired as Apple’s diversity chief in November 2020. She replaced Christie Smith who resigned in July 2020.

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06:11
Xiaomi Again Copies Apple, This Time with...

Xiaomi Again Copies Apple, This Time with Controversial “Crush!” Ad

Apple recently unveiled its latest set of much-awaited iPads during an event. However, one particular aspect of the event didn’t go well: the infamous iPad Pro’s “Crush!” ad. As a result, Apple realized its mistake, issued a public apology, and promised not to stream it on TV. “Creativity is in our DNA at Apple, and […]

This post Xiaomi Again Copies Apple, This Time with Controversial “Crush!” Ad appeared first on The Mac Observer

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06:01
Beet, exhausted face, splatter emoji could be coming...

Macworld

If you think there are far too many emoji already, get ready for some bad news: There are always more emoji on their way. The conveyor belt of emojis never stops, and new emojis will keep arriving on your iPhone until the heat death of the emojiverse.

We’ve now got a good idea of the emoji that the conveyor belt is likely to disgorge next year, thanks to the Unicode Consortium publishing the proposals currently expected to feature in version 16.0 of its emoji list. (At time of writing the latest set of emoji is version 15.1.) Version 16.0 is currently slated to include new emoji for:

  • Face with bags under eyes
  • Fingerprint
  • Leafless tree
  • Root vegetable (...
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05:56
Apple Music reveals the top 10 albums of all time on...

Apple Music’s 100 Best Albums list culminates today with the reveal of the top 10 albums of all time and “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” crowned No. 1.

Apple Music’s 100 Best Albums is a “modern 21st-century ranking of the greatest records ever made, crafted by Apple Music’s team of experts alongside a select group of artists, songwriters, producers, and industry professionals.” Apple says the list is an editorial statement, fully independent of any streaming numbers on Apple Music.

The other albums in the top 10 are “Thriller” by Michael Jackson, “Abbey Road” by the Beatles, “Purple Rain” by Prince & The Revolution,” “Blonde” by Frank Ocean, “Songs in the key of Life” by Steve Wonder, “good kid, m.A.A.d city” by Kendrick Lamar, “Back to Black” by Amy Winehouse, “Nevermind” by Nirvana, “Lemonade” by Beyonce.

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05:56
Apple Music reveals the top 10 albums of all time on...

Apple Music’s 100 Best Albums list culminates today with the reveal of the top 10 albums of all time and “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” crowned No. 1.

Apple Music’s 100 Best Albums is a “modern 21st-century ranking of the greatest records ever made, crafted by Apple Music’s team of experts alongside a select group of artists, songwriters, producers, and industry professionals.” Apple says the list is an editorial statement, fully independent of any streaming numbers on Apple Music.

The other albums in the top 10 are “Thriller” by Michael Jackson, “Abbey Road” by the Beatles, “Purple Rain” by Prince & The Revolution,” “Blonde” by Frank Ocean, “Songs in the key of Life” by Steve Wonder, “good kid, m.A.A.d city” by Kendrick Lamar, “Back to Black” by Amy Winehouse, “Nevermind” by Nirvana, “Lemonade” by Beyonce.

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05:56
Apple Music reveals the top 10 albums of all time on...

Apple Music’s 100 Best Albums list culminates today with the reveal of the top 10 albums of all time and “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” crowned No. 1.

Apple Music’s 100 Best Albums is a “modern 21st-century ranking of the greatest records ever made, crafted by Apple Music’s team of experts alongside a select group of artists, songwriters, producers, and industry professionals.” Apple says the list is an editorial statement, fully independent of any streaming numbers on Apple Music.

The other albums in the top 10 are “Thriller” by Michael Jackson, “Abbey Road” by the Beatles, “Purple Rain” by Prince & The Revolution,” “Blonde” by Frank Ocean, “Songs in the key of Life” by Steve Wonder, “good kid, m.A.A.d city” by Kendrick Lamar, “Back to Black” by Amy Winehouse, “Nevermind” by Nirvana, “Lemonade” by Beyonce.

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05:52
Speed Up Text Editing With iPhone's Hidden...

Navigating and editing text on your iPhone can sometimes feel cumbersome, especially when trying to precisely place the cursor. Fortunately, Apple has integrated a hidden feature in the virtual keyboard that can make this task much easier. Here's how to unlock and utilize this powerful tool to streamline your text editing.

The next time you are writing something a little more lengthy and need to go back and change something, simply long-press the space bar, and the on-screen keyboard will transform into a trackpad that you can use to control the cursor. This allows you to navigate quickly through your text, moving the cursor to any desired spot with ease.

But that's not all. If you tap the trackpad with another finger while in this mode, you can also select chunks of text. This dual-functionality makes editing and tweaking text on your iPhone a breeze. Give it a try next time you're typing a message or note.

If you're looking to cut down on the amount of time...

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05:33
Apple Music ‘best albums of all time’ countdown...

Apple Music’s ‘100 best albums of all time’ ranking kicked off last week, with the company revealing 10 of its choices each day, starting with 91-100.

Apple has today completed its list, revealing its top 10 choices, with the number one album described as “a seismic event” by a “once-in-a-generation talent” …

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05:28
Apple Music Reveals Top 10 Albums of All Time

Apple Music today unveiled its list of the top 10 albums of all time, with Lauryn Hill's "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" securing the number one spot.

The announcement is part of a 10-day countdown event culminating in a special finale featuring discussions with prominent artists and ‌Apple Music‌ hosts. "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill," released in 1998, was praised for its impact and relevance. Hill was given an award made of blasted anodized aluminum sourced from recycled Apple products. The top 10 albums list is as follows:

  • 1. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998), Lauryn Hill
  • 2. Thriller (1982), Michael Jackson
  • 3....
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05:05
Apple News+ could be a lifeline for news &...

While many publishers were initially cautious about the launch of Apple News+, with some fearing that it could do more harm than good, there’s increasing evidence that it might act as a lifeline in what has become an increasingly precarious business.

News sites have faced a two-pronged challenge in recent years: Traffic alone is worth less than it used to be, and driving that traffic has become far harder …

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04:45
Best VPN for iPhone: Unlock content with these...

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There are two main reasons why someone might want to install a VPN on an iPhone. One important reason is to protect their privacy and increase their security. Another key reason is that a VPN can be used to make it look like you are based in a different country, which can unlock content, such as movies and TV shows, that wouldn’t be available where you are.

If you are concerned about how secure the data on you iPhone is a VPN may be a solution that could give you peace of mind. We have a selection of VPNs for iPhone that we recommend below. But first we’ll quickly address why you might, or might not, need a VPN to protect the data on your iPhone.

Do I need a VPN on my iPhone?

Whether you need a VPN on your iPhone depends on your reasons for wanting one. If you were looking for the added security and privacy of a VPN, then Apple covers much of that with iCloud Private Relay. This feature of iCloud+ (which...

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04:15
Xiaomi clones controversial Apple Crush ad, with one...

The Apple Crush ad missed so badly that the company cancelled its planned TV slots and issued a public apology. That seemed to mostly make the issue go away, but Xiaomi seems determined to try to use the publicity to its own advantage.

The Chinese smartphone maker – which has in the past cloned everything from the iPad to Steve Job’s trademark jeans and turtleneck shirts – has now cloned the Crush ad, with one crucial difference …

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04:15
MacBook Air and Pro compared: Battery capacity in...

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Measuring MacBook battery life in straight hours of real-world usage (as Apple likes to do) is not always an accurate metric for comparison purposes as so many use and environmental factors play a part. We can, however, rely on straight technical specifications to tell us the stated battery capacities of each MacBook.

Where Apple is secretive about iPhone battery specifications (see our list of iPhone battery capacities based on teardowns), the company does list MacBook capacities in Watt hours (Wh). We have trawled through the Apple product Tech Specs pages from 2009 to 2024 to bring you as complete a list as we can gather using official Apple battery declarations.

The watt-hour is a unit of energy equivalent to one watt (1W) of power...

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04:11
Apple accused of still sourcing minerals from...

International lawyers representing the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo said on Wednesday they had new evidence gathered from whistleblowers, which deepened concerns that Apple could be sourcing minerals from conflict areas in eastern Congo, reports Reuters.

In a statement, the lawyers urged Apple to answer questions about its supply chain in the country, and said they were evaluating legal options. Apple did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

Last month the Democratic Republic of Congo’s government notified Apple over concerns that the tech giant’s supply chain may be tainted by conflict minerals sourced from the central African nation, reported Bloomberg.

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04:11
Apple accused of still sourcing minerals from...

International lawyers representing the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo said on Wednesday they had new evidence gathered from whistleblowers, which deepened concerns that Apple could be sourcing minerals from conflict areas in eastern Congo, reports Reuters.

In a statement, the lawyers urged Apple to answer questions about its supply chain in the country, and said they were evaluating legal options. Apple did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

Last month the Democratic Republic of Congo’s government notified Apple over concerns that the tech giant’s supply chain may be tainted by conflict minerals sourced from the central African nation, reported Bloomberg.

A group of...

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04:11
Apple accused of still sourcing minerals from...

International lawyers representing the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo said on Wednesday they had new evidence gathered from whistleblowers, which deepened concerns that Apple could be sourcing minerals from conflict areas in eastern Congo, reports Reuters.

In a statement, the lawyers urged Apple to answer questions about its supply chain in the country, and said they were evaluating legal options. Apple did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

Last month the Democratic Republic of Congo’s government notified Apple over concerns that the tech giant’s supply chain may be tainted by conflict minerals sourced from the central African nation, reported Bloomberg.

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04:08
Fourth season of comedy ‘Trying’ debuts today on...

The fourth season of the comedy series, “Trying,” debuts today on Apple TV+.

It stars  BAFTA Award nominee Esther Smith and SAG Award nominee Rafe Spall. Here’s how season four is described: In this exciting new season, we fast-forward six years to discover that Nikki (Smith) and Jason (Spall) are experienced adopters having built a lovely little nuclear family, enriched by an extraordinary support network. However, as their teenage daughter, Princess (Scarlett Rayner), starts to yearn for a connection with her birth mother, Nikki and Jason find themselves confronted with the ultimate test of their parenting skills.

In addition to Smith and Spall, the ensemble cast is led by Sian Brooke, BAFTA Award winner Darren Boyd, and welcomes Rayner and Cooper Turner.

About Apple TV+

Apple TV+ is available on the Apple TV app in over 100 countries and regions, on over 1 billion screens, including iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Vision Pro,...

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04:07
Apple adds support for Live Activities in its Shazam...

Apple has added support for Live Activities in Shazam, its free music discovery and identification app. They keep you updated when you’re searching for music in the background.

Shazam is a music recognition app that Apple acquired in 2018 for US$400 million. Last year it passed 220 million monthly active users worldwide. It’s available as a standalone app and as a built-in feature on the iPhone and iPad.

The post Apple adds support for Live Activities in its Shazam app appeared first on MacTech.com.

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04:06
Addigy Extends One-Click Apple Device Security

Addigy — a solution built to deliver live, real-time, and continuously connected Apple device management — has announced “significant” compliance capabilities. 

The company revealed extended compliance benchmarks for iOS and iPadOS devices and enhanced customization capabilities for all Apple devices. With this announcement, Addigy offers the easiest, fastest, and most flexible way for IT admins and MSPs to secure Apple devices, at any scale, according to Addigy Founder and CEO Jason Dettbarn.

In addition to supporting Apple MDM (mobile device management), Addigy’s extended solution also supports DDM (declarative device management), Apple’s next-gen protocol. Dettbarn says that Addigy extended compliance benefits include:

  • Immediate compliance of all macOS, iOS and iPadOS devices
    • One-click, seamless deployments of robust, built-in benchmarks that meet CIS and NIST standards, and releasing shortly, the only vendor...
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04:06
Addigy Extends One-Click Apple Device Security

Addigy — a solution built to deliver live, real-time, and continuously connected Apple device management — has announced “significant” compliance capabilities. 

The company revealed extended compliance benchmarks for iOS and iPadOS devices and enhanced customization capabilities for all Apple devices. With this announcement, Addigy offers the easiest, fastest, and most flexible way for IT admins and MSPs to secure Apple devices, at any scale, according to Addigy Founder and CEO Jason Dettbarn.

In addition to supporting Apple MDM (mobile device management), Addigy’s extended solution also supports DDM (declarative device management), Apple’s next-gen protocol. Dettbarn says that Addigy extended compliance benefits include:

  • Immediate compliance of all macOS, iOS and iPadOS devices
    • One-click, seamless deployments of robust, built-in benchmarks that meet CIS and NIST standards, and releasing shortly, the only vendor...
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04:06
Addigy Extends One-Click Apple Device Security

Addigy — a solution built to deliver live, real-time, and continuously connected Apple device management — has announced “significant” compliance capabilities. 

The company revealed extended compliance benchmarks for iOS and iPadOS devices and enhanced customization capabilities for all Apple devices. With this announcement, Addigy offers the easiest, fastest, and most flexible way for IT admins and MSPs to secure Apple devices, at any scale, according to Addigy Founder and CEO Jason Dettbarn.

In addition to supporting Apple MDM (mobile device management), Addigy’s extended solution also supports DDM (declarative device management), Apple’s next-gen protocol. Dettbarn says that Addigy extended compliance benefits include:

  • Immediate compliance of all macOS, iOS and iPadOS devices
    • One-click, seamless deployments of robust, built-in benchmarks that meet CIS and NIST standards, and releasing shortly, the only vendor...
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04:05
Apple TV+ renews drama ‘Drops of God’ for a second...

Apple TV+ announced it has acquired season two of the multilingual French-Japanese drama “Drops of God” from Legendary Entertainment. 

A Legendary Entertainment production, the series is produced by Les Productions Dynamic in association with 22H22 and Adline Entertainment. “Drops of God” is adapted from the New York Times bestselling Japanese manga series of the same name created and written by the award-winning Tadashi Agi, illustrated by Shu Okimoto and published by Kodansha Ltd. The series stars Fleur Geffrier (“Das Boot,” “Elle”) as Camille Léger and Tomohisa Yamashita (“The Head,” “Tokyo Vice,” “Alice in Borderland”) as Issei Tomine. The complete first season is now streaming on Apple TV+.

In season two of “Drops of God,” Camille (Geffrier) and Issei (Yamashita) once again face a nearly impossible...

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04:05
Apple TV+ renews drama ‘Drops of God’ for a second...

Apple TV+ announced it has acquired season two of the multilingual French-Japanese drama “Drops of God” from Legendary Entertainment. 

A Legendary Entertainment production, the series is produced by Les Productions Dynamic in association with 22H22 and Adline Entertainment. “Drops of God” is adapted from the New York Times bestselling Japanese manga series of the same name created and written by the award-winning Tadashi Agi, illustrated by Shu Okimoto and published by Kodansha Ltd. The series stars Fleur Geffrier (“Das Boot,” “Elle”) as Camille Léger and Tomohisa Yamashita (“The Head,” “Tokyo Vice,” “Alice in Borderland”) as Issei Tomine. The complete first season is now streaming on Apple TV+.

In season two of “Drops of God,” Camille (Geffrier) and Issei (Yamashita) once again face a nearly impossible...

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04:05
Apple TV+ renews drama ‘Drops of God’ for a second...

Apple TV+ announced it has acquired season two of the multilingual French-Japanese drama “Drops of God” from Legendary Entertainment. 

A Legendary Entertainment production, the series is produced by Les Productions Dynamic in association with 22H22 and Adline Entertainment. “Drops of God” is adapted from the New York Times bestselling Japanese manga series of the same name created and written by the award-winning Tadashi Agi, illustrated by Shu Okimoto and published by Kodansha Ltd. The series stars Fleur Geffrier (“Das Boot,” “Elle”) as Camille Léger and Tomohisa Yamashita (“The Head,” “Tokyo Vice,” “Alice in Borderland”) as Issei Tomine. The complete first season is now streaming on Apple TV+.

In season two of “Drops of God,” Camille (Geffrier) and Issei (Yamashita) once again face a nearly impossible...

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04:03
Apple TV+s ‘Time Bandits’ with Lisa Kudrow will...

Apple TV+ has announced the premiere date for the all-new comedic adventure series, “Time Bandits,” the first-ever television adaptation of the beloved cult classic movie, to launch globally on Wednesday, July 24. 

Here’s how the series is described: Created for television by Jemaine Clement (“Flight of the Conchords”), Iain Morris (“The Inbetweeners”) and Taika Waititi (“Our Flag Means Death”), and produced for Apple TV+ by Paramount Television Studios, Anonymous Content’s AC Studios and MRC, “Time Bandits” is an unpredictable journey through time and space with a ragtag group of thieves and their newest recruit: an 11-year-old history buff named Kevin. Together, they set out on a thrilling quest to save the boy’s parents — and the world. 

Guided by Lisa...

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04:03
Apple TV+s ‘Time Bandits’ with Lisa Kudrow will...

Apple TV+ has announced the premiere date for the all-new comedic adventure series, “Time Bandits,” the first-ever television adaptation of the beloved cult classic movie, to launch globally on Wednesday, July 24. 

Here’s how the series is described: Created for television by Jemaine Clement (“Flight of the Conchords”), Iain Morris (“The Inbetweeners”) and Taika Waititi (“Our Flag Means Death”), and produced for Apple TV+ by Paramount Television Studios, Anonymous Content’s AC Studios and MRC, “Time Bandits” is an unpredictable journey through time and space with a ragtag group of thieves and their newest recruit: an 11-year-old history buff named Kevin. Together, they set out on a thrilling quest to save the boy’s parents — and the world. 

Guided by Lisa...

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04:03
Apple TV+s ‘Time Bandits’ with Lisa Kudrow will...

Apple TV+ has announced the premiere date for the all-new comedic adventure series, “Time Bandits,” the first-ever television adaptation of the beloved cult classic movie, to launch globally on Wednesday, July 24. 

Here’s how the series is described: Created for television by Jemaine Clement (“Flight of the Conchords”), Iain Morris (“The Inbetweeners”) and Taika Waititi (“Our Flag Means Death”), and produced for Apple TV+ by Paramount Television Studios, Anonymous Content’s AC Studios and MRC, “Time Bandits” is an unpredictable journey through time and space with a ragtag group of thieves and their newest recruit: an 11-year-old history buff named Kevin. Together, they set out on a thrilling quest to save the boy’s parents — and the world. 

Guided by Lisa...

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04:02
ESR introduces a waterproof pouch for the iPhone

ESR has launched a US$21.99 waterproof pouch design exclusively for iPhone users. 

This new addition incorporates an inner shell precisely shaped for Apple smartphones, ensuring full functionality of the device, particularly for photography, while providing protection from water. The ESR waterproof pouch features an inflatable design that allows for touchscreen photography up to 3 meters underwater. For optimal photo quality, the camera lens is fitted with precision cutouts and made from transparent TPU material with a light transmission rate exceeding 92%.

Featuring a fully enclosed design with a secure locking mechanism and a waterproof silicone seal ring, the pouch offers 360° comprehensive protection. According to ESR CEO Tim Wu, it’s been certified by SGS...

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04:02
ESR introduces a waterproof pouch for the iPhone

ESR has launched a US$21.99 waterproof pouch design exclusively for iPhone users. 

This new addition incorporates an inner shell precisely shaped for Apple smartphones, ensuring full functionality of the device, particularly for photography, while providing protection from water. The ESR waterproof pouch features an inflatable design that allows for touchscreen photography up to 3 meters underwater. For optimal photo quality, the camera lens is fitted with precision cutouts and made from transparent TPU material with a light transmission rate exceeding 92%.

Featuring a fully enclosed design with a secure locking mechanism and a waterproof silicone seal ring, the pouch offers 360° comprehensive protection. According to ESR CEO Tim Wu, it’s been certified by SGS...

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04:02
ESR introduces a waterproof pouch for the iPhone

ESR has launched a US$21.99 waterproof pouch design exclusively for iPhone users. 

This new addition incorporates an inner shell precisely shaped for Apple smartphones, ensuring full functionality of the device, particularly for photography, while providing protection from water. The ESR waterproof pouch features an inflatable design that allows for touchscreen photography up to 3 meters underwater. For optimal photo quality, the camera lens is fitted with precision cutouts and made from transparent TPU material with a light transmission rate exceeding 92%.

Featuring a fully enclosed design with a secure locking mechanism and a waterproof silicone seal ring, the pouch offers 360° comprehensive protection. According to ESR CEO Tim Wu, it’s been certified by SGS...

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03:32
Recover deleted files from an SD card on a Mac in 5...

Macworld

SD cards are lightweight and portable, making them popular storage devices. They are commonly used in cameras, car recorders, security doorbells and more. Suppose you are a photography enthusiast who uses SD cards to store your precious memories: you need to be aware that the opposite of their ease of use is their fragility, which means data loss on an SD card may happen suddenly.

This post will provide five effective ways to recover deleted files from an SD card on a Mac, providing step-by-step guides on SD card recovery on a Mac, including using data recovery software, Terminal command lines, recovering from the trash bin folder, and restoring from advanced backups.

Where do deleted files go on an SD card?

If your SD card is...

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03:31
Little Snitch 6 Released for macOS Sonoma With DNS...

Austrian developer Objective Development has announced Little Snitch 6, the latest evolution of its popular firewall and network monitoring utility on the Mac. Whenever an app attempts to connect to a server on the internet, Little Snitch shows a connection alert, allowing you to decide whether to allow or deny the connection.

The key new features include DNS encryption, easier access to blocklists, a redesigned interactive traffic chart, a new Control Center in the menu bar, new hierarchical grouping options in the connection list, new sound notifications, and an overhauled user interface. The full advertised features list is as follows:

  • DNS Encryption: Let Little Snitch encrypt your server name queries to shield your online activities from prying eyes.
  • Integrated Blocklists: Effortlessly select from a curated list of blocklists. Install them with a single click to add...
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    03:30
    The future of the iPhone is coming but it’ll cost...

    Macworld

    It’s kind of hard to believe today, given how wildly successful the iPhone has been, that in the product’s early days there was only a single iPhone model for sale. It wasn’t until ten years ago, in 2014, that Apple introduced two different iPhone models, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. But that opened the floodgates, and Apple has spent the last ten years trying to find the right combination of new iPhone models to maximize the money it makes from its most important product.

    If reports are true, next year Apple’s going to be switching things up again, dropping the iPhone Plus for a dramatic new model. After the discontinuation of the iPhone mini after two years and the (apparent) death of the iPhone Plus after three, what does Apple have up its sleeve for 2025?

    The iPhone Ultra...

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    03:21
    Apple Adds Support for Live Activities to Shazam

    Apple today added support for Live Activities in Shazam, its free music discovery and identification app.

    Shazam's Live Activities keep the user updated when searching for music in the background, which is particularly useful when multitasking or identifying songs in other apps. The last significant update to Shazam arrived in January, allowing users to identify songs from other apps while listening with headphones.

    Apple acquired Shazam in 2018, and has been gradually bringing the app into closer alignment with ‌Apple Music‌ ever since, offering trials to the streaming service through the app and the ability to sync Shazams directly to ‌‌...

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    03:15
    Rumor: iPhone 16 Pro, iPhone 16 Pro Max models to...

    The next-gen iPhone Pro could arrive with some significant improvements to its camera system, according to one leaker. Per a post from leaker “Baby Sauce” on Weibo, the iPhone 16 Pro lineup could feature an ultra-wide sensor update as well as an update for the telephoto’s zoom. As of now, the Tetraprism lens on the […]

    Source

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    03:00
    Become a music creator with this AI app for only $49...

    Macworld

    SuperMusic AI is an app that can turn any music enthusiast into a music creator — no music skills needed! In a matter of minutes, you can be creating full studio quality songs in any genre you choose, from pop and hip-hop to rock, pop, country, and more.

    With SuperMusic AI, you feed some basic AI prompts into the app, like asking it to create the greatest love ballad ever. You can even pen your own lyrics and feed those in too. Armed with your prompts, the algorithm kicks into gear, creating a complete,...

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    03:00
    Passe Navigo support added for iPhone and Apple...

    If you’re headed to Paris this summer, you’re going to like this. Passe Navigo, the travelcard used for Metro, bus, rail, and tram access in Paris, has arrived for Apple Wallet, allowing users to use their iPhone and Apple Watch as opposed to a physical card. Passe Navigo – the travelcard used for Metro, bus, […]

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    02:40
    Comedy series ‘Trying’ returns today for season four...

    Today, Apple TV+ premieres the fourth season of British original comedy series Trying, starring Rafe Spall and Esther Smith. The first two episodes of the new season are streaming now.

    more…

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    01:05
    iOS 18 To Get New Eye Bags, Shovel, and Fingerprint...

    iOS 18 To Get New Eye Bags, Shovel, and Fingerprint Emoji

    Apple is working on implementing a new set of emojis. From a face with bags under the eyes to a tree without leaves, these recent additions will surely enhance our digital emotions. One of the seven new emojis is a fingerprint. It also has a root vegetable, harp, shovel, and splatter emoji. They were shown […]

    This post iOS 18 To Get New Eye Bags, Shovel, and Fingerprint Emoji appeared first on The Mac Observer

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    01:00
    Save over $200 on Office 2019 for Mac or Windows...

    Macworld

    Whether you’re running a small business, heading to school, or just need the tools for personal projects, Microsoft Office is the standard. Right now, you can get the 2019 edition for Mac or...

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    00:09
    How to Install tvOS 17.5.1 on Your Apple TV

    How to Install tvOS 17.5.1 on Your Apple TV

    For those wanting to download and install tvOS 17.5.1, the update is now officially available for Apple TV devices, bringing the usual bug fixes and minor improvements. Here’s how to update: What Models Support tvOS 17.5.1? The following devices support iOS 17.5: How to Install tvOS 17.5.1 Once the update is complete, your Apple TV […]

    This post How to Install tvOS 17.5.1 on Your Apple TV appeared first on The Mac Observer

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    Tuesday May 21

    22:31
    Apple Music to Debut Smarter Song Transitions on...

    Apple Music to Debut Smarter Song Transitions on macOS 15 & iOS 18

    Apple’s Music app is on the verge of getting a makeover with smarter song transitions, according to reports from AppleInsider. The upcoming iOS 18 and macOS 15 updates could pack this feature to refine the existing crossfade option. As noted by the publication, once the update rolls out, users can customize the duration of the crossfade effect, ranging […]

    This post Apple Music to Debut Smarter Song Transitions on macOS 15 & iOS 18 appeared first on The Mac Observer

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    19:06
    Does the M4 iPad Pro have a mysterious sensor in the...

    Apple this month announced a , which comes with the M4 chip and a slimmer design. However, the company has quietly removed the ultra-wide lens from the rear camera, returning to a single wide lens and LiDAR scanner. But some customers have noticed an extra hole in the rear camera. Is it a mysterious new sensor?

    more…

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    19:02
    10 Best Mac Games With Controller Support [2024]

    10 Best Mac Games With Controller Support [2024]

    Mac has gained massive recognition and popularity in the gaming community over the years. It recently introduced the Game Mode on Silicon MacBooks, allowing AAA titles to run smoothly. While we cannot compare it with Windows or PC systems, it’s still something that long-time Apple fans might find exciting. To kick things off, I made […]

    This post 10 Best Mac Games With Controller Support [2024] appeared first on The Mac Observer

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    18:59
    Apple published a new Press Release
    16:54
    ‘Your Apple ID Is Missing Age Information’ Error [...

    ‘Your Apple ID Is Missing Age Information’ Error [Solved]

    Are you receiving an error saying, “This setting cannot be changed because your Apple ID is missing age information”? You’ll likely see it while configuring App Tracking Transparency (ATT), a feature that limits the information third parties collect from your iPhone. Considering ATT is also important when using age-restricted apps, let’s take a look at […]

    This post ‘Your Apple ID Is Missing Age Information’ Error [Solved] appeared first on The Mac Observer

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    16:44
    GRID offers steep discounts on its popular...

    As we approach Father’s Day next month, our friends at GRID Studio are running a sale this week with some notable discounts on their iconic deconstructed wall art. Head below for the full details on everything you need to know.

    more…

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    16:13
    Next Emoji Coming to iOS Could Include Face With Eye...

    Apple adds new emoji to the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and other devices regularly based on updates made to the emoji catalog by the Unicode Consortium, and the there are seven new emoji that we could see sometime in late 2024 or early 2025.

    The next emoji characters being considered include face with bags under eyes, fingerprint, leafless tree, root vegetable, harp, shovel, and splatter.

    The Unicode Consortium today opened the beta review period for Unicode 16, which includes the new emoji characters. The beta period lasts until July 2, and after that, Unicode 16 will see a release and the new characters will be officially approved.

    It often takes smartphone makers like Apple several months to create...

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    15:58
    Rumor: iOS 18 to include new ‘smart song transitions...

    We’re less than three weeks away from WWDC, where Apple will announce iOS 18 and its array of new AI and new home screen customization features. A new rumor today suggests that Apple is also working on updates to Apple Music crossfade for iOS 18…

    more…

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    15:33
    M4 iPad Pro vs Microsoft Surface Pro: How do they...

    On the heels of Apple’s launching, Microsoft has debuted the 11th edition of the Surface Pro. Curious about what’s similar and different between these two portable devices? Join along for a look at the M4 iPad Pro vs Surface Pro.

    more…

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    15:02
    Apple Says US Antitrust Lawsuit Should Be Dismissed

    Apple said on Tuesday it plans to ask a U.S. judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Justice Department and 15 states in March that alleged the iPhone maker monopolized the smartphone market, hurt smaller rivals and drove up prices. From a report: In a letter to U.S. District Judge Julien X. Neals in New Jersey, Apple said "far from being a monopolist, Apple faces fierce competition from well-established rivals, and the complaint fails to allege that Apple has the ability to charge supra-competitive prices or restrict output in the alleged smartphone markets." In the letter to the judge, Apple said the DOJ relies on a new "theory of antitrust liability that no court has recognized."

    The government is expected to respond within seven days to the Apple letter, which the court requires parties to submit, hoping to expedite cases before advancing to a potentially more robust and expensive effort to dismiss a lawsuit. The Justice Department alleges that Apple uses its market...

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    14:05
    iOS 18 Apple Music App to Get Smarter Song...

    With iOS 18 and macOS 15, the Apple Music app will gain smarter song transitions, reports AppleInsider. Apple is reportedly testing a new feature called "smart song transitions" that would be an improvement to the current crossfade option that comes into play when transitioning from one song to the next.

    With smart song transitions, ‌Apple Music‌ users will be able to adjust the crossfade duration from 1 to 12 seconds. As it stands, crossfade bridges the gap between songs by lowering the volume of the song that's ending while increasing the volume of the new song, creating a successful transition without the music ever coming to an end.

    ...

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    13:56
    Apple re-launches online Education Store with...

    Apple on Tuesday announced a new version of its online Education Store, which comes with a new design similar to the main Apple Online Store introduced in 2021. The new webpage highlights all the Apple products that students can get at a discount.

    more…

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    12:48
    New 'Parkour' Immersive Video Coming to...

    Apple is set to release a new immersive video on the Vision Pro on Friday, with "Parkour" labeled as episode two in the "Adventure" series. Episode one is the "Highlining" video that shows highliner Faith Dickey walking across a tightrope 3,000 feet above Norway's fjords.

    A description of the Parkour episode invites Vision Pro wearers to join the "world's leading parkour athletes" as they go on a "gravity-defying trek across the streets and rooftops of Paris."

    Apple says that its Adventure series is aimed at immersing Vision Pro users in the world of adventure "like never before." Apple works with pioneering athletes facing extraordinary challenges across the world.

    Apple Immersive Video is an entertainment format that features 180-degree 3D 8K video recordings captured with spatial audio. The Vision Pro launched with several Immersive Videos, including Prehistoric Planet,...

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    12:33
    Threads now lets users mute post notifications,...

    Threads on Tuesday announced some important updates coming for its users. More specifically, the platform is rolling out two new features: an option to mute post notifications and also quote controls to limit re-shares. Read on as we go into more detail about these updates.

    more…

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    12:17
    PETA Slams Apple TV+’s ‘Bad Monkey’ for ‘Animal...

    Primatologist and PETA Foundation Director of Captive Animal Welfare Debbie Metzler has slammed Apple TV+’s upcoming series, “Bad Monkey,” which used a real monkey despite receiving warnings from PETA about the tragic lives of primates used for film and TV.

    “The real mystery of Bad Monkey is why showrunner Bill Lawrence decided to brazenly ignore PETA’s warnings that dragging real monkeys onto a set hinders conservation efforts and fuels an industry that snatches them away from their mothers, in addition to condemning them to lives of deprivation, misery, and pain,” Metzler says. “PETA is calling on audiences to skip this sad spectacle and for Lawrence to solve the case of his missing moral compass by choosing cutting-edge CGI or other humane technology.”

    PETA [People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals] notes that most...

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    12:17
    PETA Slams Apple TV+’s ‘Bad Monkey’ for ‘Animal...

    Primatologist and PETA Foundation Director of Captive Animal Welfare Debbie Metzler has slammed Apple TV+’s upcoming series, “Bad Monkey,” which used a real monkey despite receiving warnings from PETA about the tragic lives of primates used for film and TV.

    “The real mystery of Bad Monkey is why showrunner Bill Lawrence decided to brazenly ignore PETA’s warnings that dragging real monkeys onto a set hinders conservation efforts and fuels an industry that snatches them away from their mothers, in addition to condemning them to lives of deprivation, misery, and pain,” Metzler says. “PETA is calling on audiences to skip this sad spectacle and for Lawrence to solve the case of his missing moral compass by choosing cutting-edge CGI or other humane technology.”

    PETA [People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals] notes that most...

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    12:17
    PETA Slams Apple TV+’s ‘Bad Monkey’ for ‘Animal...

    Primatologist and PETA Foundation Director of Captive Animal Welfare Debbie Metzler has slammed Apple TV+’s upcoming series, “Bad Monkey,” which used a real monkey despite receiving warnings from PETA about the tragic lives of primates used for film and TV.

    “The real mystery of Bad Monkey is why showrunner Bill Lawrence decided to brazenly ignore PETA’s warnings that dragging real monkeys onto a set hinders conservation efforts and fuels an industry that snatches them away from their mothers, in addition to condemning them to lives of deprivation, misery, and pain,” Metzler says. “PETA is calling on audiences to skip this sad spectacle and for Lawrence to solve the case of his missing moral compass by choosing cutting-edge CGI or other humane technology.”

    PETA [People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals] notes that most...

    | Read more »
    12:17
    PETA Slams Apple TV+’s ‘Bad Monkey’ for ‘Animal...

    Primatologist and PETA Foundation Director of Captive Animal Welfare Debbie Metzler has slammed Apple TV+’s upcoming series, “Bad Monkey,” which used a real monkey despite receiving warnings from PETA about the tragic lives of primates used for film and TV.

    “The real mystery of Bad Monkey is why showrunner Bill Lawrence decided to brazenly ignore PETA’s warnings that dragging real monkeys onto a set hinders conservation efforts and fuels an industry that snatches them away from their mothers, in addition to condemning them to lives of deprivation, misery, and pain,” Metzler says. “PETA is calling on audiences to skip this sad spectacle and for Lawrence to solve the case of his missing moral compass by choosing cutting-edge CGI or other humane technology.”

    PETA [People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals] notes that most...

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    11:51
    9to5Mac Daily: May 21, 2024 – Apple fixes ‘rare’...

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

    Subscribe to support Chance directly with 9to5Mac Daily Plus and unlock:

    • Ad-free versions of every episode
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    11:37
    SpaceX just demoed its first Starlink phone-to-phone...

    SpaceX has been cooking up Starlink-backed satellite cell service for a while now, and the company just demoed a major milestone.

    more…

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    11:23
    Apple’s iPhone 15 sales in the MEA region were ‘...

    Apple fell off the top-five chart of smartphone sales in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region in the first quarter of 2024, according to new data from Counterpoint Research.

    The iPhone maker is now in sixth place, behind Samsung, Tecno, Transsion, Infinix, and Xiaomi. According to Counterpoint, the iPhone 15 series’ performance in the MEA region has been mediocre, while the economic hit in Israel has affected Apple the most, as the country is traditionally the company’s third-largest market in the region, behind Saudi Arabia and UAE.

    Overall, however, smartphone growth in the region increased 6% year-over-year in quarter one. The macroeconomic situation continued to improve with inflation rates moderating, according to Counterpoint.

    I hope that you’ll consider becoming a patron of Apple World Today. Prices range from $2 a month to $10 a month. You can sign up ...

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    11:23
    Apple’s iPhone 15 sales in the MEA region were ‘...

    Apple fell off the top-five chart of smartphone sales in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region in the first quarter of 2024, according to new data from Counterpoint Research.

    The iPhone maker is now in sixth place, behind Samsung, Tecno, Transsion, Infinix, and Xiaomi. According to Counterpoint, the iPhone 15 series’ performance in the MEA region has been mediocre, while the economic hit in Israel has affected Apple the most, as the country is traditionally the company’s third-largest market in the region, behind Saudi Arabia and UAE.

    Overall, however, smartphone growth in the region increased 6% year-over-year in quarter one. The macroeconomic situation continued to improve with inflation rates moderating, according to Counterpoint.

    I hope that you’ll consider becoming a patron of Apple World Today. Prices range from $2 a month to $10 a month. You can sign up ...

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    11:23
    Apple’s iPhone 15 sales in the MEA region were ‘...

    Apple fell off the top-five chart of smartphone sales in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region in the first quarter of 2024, according to new data from Counterpoint Research.

    The iPhone maker is now in sixth place, behind Samsung, Tecno, Transsion, Infinix, and Xiaomi. According to Counterpoint, the iPhone 15 series’ performance in the MEA region has been mediocre, while the economic hit in Israel has affected Apple the most, as the country is traditionally the company’s third-largest market in the region, behind Saudi Arabia and UAE.

    Overall, however, smartphone growth in the region increased 6% year-over-year in quarter one. The macroeconomic situation continued to improve with inflation rates moderating, according to Counterpoint.

    I hope that you’ll consider becoming a patron of Apple World Today. Prices range from $2 a month to $10 a month. You can sign up ...

    | Read more »
    11:23
    Apple’s iPhone 15 sales in the MEA region were ‘...

    Apple fell off the top-five chart of smartphone sales in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region in the first quarter of 2024, according to new data from Counterpoint Research.

    The iPhone maker is now in sixth place, behind Samsung, Tecno, Transsion, Infinix, and Xiaomi. According to Counterpoint, the iPhone 15 series’ performance in the MEA region has been mediocre, while the economic hit in Israel has affected Apple the most, as the country is traditionally the company’s third-largest market in the region, behind Saudi Arabia and UAE.

    Overall, however, smartphone growth in the region increased 6% year-over-year in quarter one. The macroeconomic situation continued to improve with inflation rates moderating, according to Counterpoint.

    I hope that you’ll consider becoming a patron of Apple World Today. Prices range from $2 a month to $10 a month. You can sign up ...

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    11:22
    Comcast Introduces Peacock, Netflix, and Apple TV+...

    Comcast has announced Xfinity StreamSaver, a streaming bundle of Apple TV+, Netflix and Peacock for new and existing Xfinity Internet and TV customers. 

    StreamSaver will launch next week to Xfinity customers nationwide. It includes a subscription to Netflix Standard with ads, Peacock Premium, and Apple TV+, delivering a savings of over 30% or nearly US$100 a year, according to Dave Watson, CEO of Connectivity and Platforms, Comcast.

    Current and new Xfinity Internet or TV customers can add Xfinity StreamSaver for an everyday price of $15 per month, with no annual contracts. Customers can also combine the bundled apps with NOW TV for one all-in-monthly price of $30. Watson says that, together, the NOW StreamSaver bundles represents the...

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    11:22
    Comcast Introduces Peacock, Netflix, and Apple TV+...

    Comcast has announced Xfinity StreamSaver, a streaming bundle of Apple TV+, Netflix and Peacock for new and existing Xfinity Internet and TV customers. 

    StreamSaver will launch next week to Xfinity customers nationwide. It includes a subscription to Netflix Standard with ads, Peacock Premium, and Apple TV+, delivering a savings of over 30% or nearly US$100 a year, according to Dave Watson, CEO of Connectivity and Platforms, Comcast.

    Current and new Xfinity Internet or TV customers can add Xfinity StreamSaver for an everyday price of $15 per month, with no annual contracts. Customers can also combine the bundled apps with NOW TV for one all-in-monthly price of $30. Watson says that, together, the NOW StreamSaver bundles represents the...

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    11:22
    Comcast Introduces Peacock, Netflix, and Apple TV+...

    Comcast has announced Xfinity StreamSaver, a streaming bundle of Apple TV+, Netflix and Peacock for new and existing Xfinity Internet and TV customers. 

    StreamSaver will launch next week to Xfinity customers nationwide. It includes a subscription to Netflix Standard with ads, Peacock Premium, and Apple TV+, delivering a savings of over 30% or nearly US$100 a year, according to Dave Watson, CEO of Connectivity and Platforms, Comcast.

    Current and new Xfinity Internet or TV customers can add Xfinity StreamSaver for an everyday price of $15 per month, with no annual contracts. Customers can also combine the bundled apps with NOW TV for one all-in-monthly price of $30. Watson says that, together, the NOW StreamSaver bundles represents the...

    | Read more »
    11:22
    Comcast Introduces Peacock, Netflix, and Apple TV+...

    Comcast has announced Xfinity StreamSaver, a streaming bundle of Apple TV+, Netflix and Peacock for new and existing Xfinity Internet and TV customers. 

    StreamSaver will launch next week to Xfinity customers nationwide. It includes a subscription to Netflix Standard with ads, Peacock Premium, and Apple TV+, delivering a savings of over 30% or nearly US$100 a year, according to Dave Watson, CEO of Connectivity and Platforms, Comcast.

    Current and new Xfinity Internet or TV customers can add Xfinity StreamSaver for an everyday price of $15 per month, with no annual contracts. Customers can also combine the bundled apps with NOW TV for one all-in-monthly price of $30. Watson says that, together, the NOW StreamSaver bundles represents the...

    | Read more »
    11:21
    Apple wants judge to dismiss lawsuit claiming it...

    Apple plans to ask a U.S. judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Justice Department and 15 states in March that alleged the tech giant monopolized the smartphone market, hurt smaller rivals and drove up prices, reports Reuters.

    In a letter to U.S. District Judge Julien X. Neals in New Jersey, Apple said “far from being a monopolist, Apple faces fierce competition from well-established rivals, and the complaint fails to allege that Apple has the ability to charge supra-competitive prices or restrict output in the alleged smartphone markets.”

    Apple said the complaint should be dismissed on a number of grounds. In the letter to the judge, Apple argues that the DOJ relies on a new “theory of antitrust liability that no court has recognized.”

    In March the U.S. Department of Justice announced it had filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple — and the tech giant...

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    11:21
    Apple wants judge to dismiss lawsuit claiming it...

    Apple plans to ask a U.S. judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Justice Department and 15 states in March that alleged the tech giant monopolized the smartphone market, hurt smaller rivals and drove up prices, reports Reuters.

    In a letter to U.S. District Judge Julien X. Neals in New Jersey, Apple said “far from being a monopolist, Apple faces fierce competition from well-established rivals, and the complaint fails to allege that Apple has the ability to charge supra-competitive prices or restrict output in the alleged smartphone markets.”

    Apple said the complaint should be dismissed on a number of grounds. In the letter to the judge, Apple argues that the DOJ relies on a new “theory of antitrust liability that no court has recognized.”

    In March the U.S. Department of Justice announced it had filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple — and the tech giant...

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    11:21
    Apple wants judge to dismiss lawsuit claiming it...

    Apple plans to ask a U.S. judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Justice Department and 15 states in March that alleged the tech giant monopolized the smartphone market, hurt smaller rivals and drove up prices, reports Reuters.

    In a letter to U.S. District Judge Julien X. Neals in New Jersey, Apple said “far from being a monopolist, Apple faces fierce competition from well-established rivals, and the complaint fails to allege that Apple has the ability to charge supra-competitive prices or restrict output in the alleged smartphone markets.”

    Apple said the complaint should be dismissed on a number of grounds. In the letter to the judge, Apple argues that the DOJ relies on a new “theory of antitrust liability that no court has recognized.”

    In March the U.S. Department of Justice announced it had filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple — and the tech giant...

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    11:21
    Apple wants judge to dismiss lawsuit claiming it...

    Apple plans to ask a U.S. judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Justice Department and 15 states in March that alleged the tech giant monopolized the smartphone market, hurt smaller rivals and drove up prices, reports Reuters.

    In a letter to U.S. District Judge Julien X. Neals in New Jersey, Apple said “far from being a monopolist, Apple faces fierce competition from well-established rivals, and the complaint fails to allege that Apple has the ability to charge supra-competitive prices or restrict output in the alleged smartphone markets.”

    Apple said the complaint should be dismissed on a number of grounds. In the letter to the judge, Apple argues that the DOJ relies on a new “theory of antitrust liability that no court has recognized.”

    In March the U.S. Department of Justice announced it had filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple — and the tech giant...

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    11:14
    Apple releases tvOS 17.5.1 that fixes photos bug...

    Apple has released tvOS 17.5.1, a maintenance update with an important bug fix.

    According to Apple’s release notes, this update “addresses a rare issue where photos that experienced database corruption could reappear in the Photos library even if they were deleted.can be downloaded using the Settings app on the ‌Apple TV set-top box‌.”

    To install tvOS 17.5.1 Go to System > Software Update to get the new software. ‌‌Apple TV‌‌ owners who have automatic software updates activated will be upgraded to tvOS 17.5.1 automatically.

    The post Apple releases tvOS 17.5.1 that fixes photos bug glitch appeared first on MacTech.com.

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    11:14
    Apple releases tvOS 17.5.1 that fixes photos bug...

    Apple has released tvOS 17.5.1, a maintenance update with an important bug fix.

    According to Apple’s release notes, this update “addresses a rare issue where photos that experienced database corruption could reappear in the Photos library even if they were deleted.can be downloaded using the Settings app on the ‌Apple TV set-top box‌.”

    To install tvOS 17.5.1 Go to System > Software Update to get the new software. ‌‌Apple TV‌‌ owners who have automatic software updates activated will be upgraded to tvOS 17.5.1 automatically.

    The post Apple releases tvOS 17.5.1 that fixes photos bug glitch appeared first on MacTech.com.

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    11:14
    Apple releases tvOS 17.5.1 that fixes photos bug...

    Apple has released tvOS 17.5.1, a maintenance update with an important bug fix.

    According to Apple’s release notes, this update “addresses a rare issue where photos that experienced database corruption could reappear in the Photos library even if they were deleted.can be downloaded using the Settings app on the ‌Apple TV set-top box‌.”

    To install tvOS 17.5.1 Go to System > Software Update to get the new software. ‌‌Apple TV‌‌ owners who have automatic software updates activated will be upgraded to tvOS 17.5.1 automatically.

    The post Apple releases tvOS 17.5.1 that fixes photos bug glitch appeared first on MacTech.com.

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    11:14
    Apple releases tvOS 17.5.1 that fixes photos bug...

    Apple has released tvOS 17.5.1, a maintenance update with an important bug fix.

    According to Apple’s release notes, this update “addresses a rare issue where photos that experienced database corruption could reappear in the Photos library even if they were deleted.can be downloaded using the Settings app on the ‌Apple TV set-top box‌.”

    To install tvOS 17.5.1 Go to System > Software Update to get the new software. ‌‌Apple TV‌‌ owners who have automatic software updates activated will be upgraded to tvOS 17.5.1 automatically.

    The post Apple releases tvOS 17.5.1 that fixes photos bug glitch appeared first on MacTech.com.

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    11:13
    Number Cannot Be Used by iMessage and FaceTime [...

    Number Cannot Be Used by iMessage and FaceTime [Solved]

    iMessage and FaceTime are the backbone of iOS communication, so understandably, any error that says your phone number can’t be used by these apps is quite concerning. You’ll get left scrambling for other messaging apps. This persistent error has plagued Apple users for some time now. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not necessarily a carrier […]

    This post Number Cannot Be Used by iMessage and FaceTime [Solved] appeared first on The Mac Observer

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    11:03
    Apple and Île-de-France Mobilités introduce Navigo...

    Apple and Île-de-France Mobilités have introduced an “easy, secure, and private way” for customers to add a new Navigo card to Apple Wallet and purchase passes to ride transit in the Paris region. 

    Riders can buy passes from the Île-de-France Mobilités iOS app or directly from Apple Wallet, and use an iPhone or Apple Watch to tap and ride. Additionally, beginning this week, real-time transit information in Apple Maps is available in Paris to help users navigate their travels throughout the city.

    Starting today, users can add a new Navigo card to Wallet by opening the Wallet app, tapping the Add (+) button, selecting “Transit Card,” and following the instructions. With a Navigo card in Apple Wallet, users no longer need to visit a ticket vending machine or reload a Navigo card at retailers, as they can purchase any pass from the Île-de-...

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    11:03
    Apple and Île-de-France Mobilités introduce Navigo...

    Apple and Île-de-France Mobilités have introduced an “easy, secure, and private way” for customers to add a new Navigo card to Apple Wallet and purchase passes to ride transit in the Paris region. 

    Riders can buy passes from the Île-de-France Mobilités iOS app or directly from Apple Wallet, and use an iPhone or Apple Watch to tap and ride. Additionally, beginning this week, real-time transit information in Apple Maps is available in Paris to help users navigate their travels throughout the city.

    Starting today, users can add a new Navigo card to Wallet by opening the Wallet app, tapping the Add (+) button, selecting “Transit Card,” and following the instructions. With a Navigo card in Apple Wallet, users no longer need to visit a ticket vending machine or reload a Navigo card at retailers, as they can purchase any pass from the Île-de-...

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    11:03
    Apple and Île-de-France Mobilités introduce Navigo...

    Apple and Île-de-France Mobilités have introduced an “easy, secure, and private way” for customers to add a new Navigo card to Apple Wallet and purchase passes to ride transit in the Paris region. 

    Riders can buy passes from the Île-de-France Mobilités iOS app or directly from Apple Wallet, and use an iPhone or Apple Watch to tap and ride. Additionally, beginning this week, real-time transit information in Apple Maps is available in Paris to help users navigate their travels throughout the city.

    Starting today, users can add a new Navigo card to Wallet by opening the Wallet app, tapping the Add (+) button, selecting “Transit Card,” and following the instructions. With a Navigo card in Apple Wallet, users no longer need to visit a ticket vending machine or reload a Navigo card at retailers, as they can purchase any pass from the Île-de-...

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    11:03
    Apple and Île-de-France Mobilités introduce Navigo...

    Apple and Île-de-France Mobilités have introduced an “easy, secure, and private way” for customers to add a new Navigo card to Apple Wallet and purchase passes to ride transit in the Paris region. 

    Riders can buy passes from the Île-de-France Mobilités iOS app or directly from Apple Wallet, and use an iPhone or Apple Watch to tap and ride. Additionally, beginning this week, real-time transit information in Apple Maps is available in Paris to help users navigate their travels throughout the city.

    Starting today, users can add a new Navigo card to Wallet by opening the Wallet app, tapping the Add (+) button, selecting “Transit Card,” and following the instructions. With a Navigo card in Apple Wallet, users no longer need to visit a ticket vending machine or reload a Navigo card at retailers, as they can purchase any pass from the Île-de-...

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    10:55
    This $31 Logitech K585 deal lets you type with ease...

    Macworld

    We just found an amazing discount for the excellent Logitech K585 multi-device keyboard, which may very well be the perfect solution to your multitasking needs. Now available for $31, down from the regular $50, the keyboard is very close to its best price ever. 

    Picture this – you’re working on your MacBook, and you suddenly need a second screen, so you pull out your iPad. You connect the two devices, place the iPad in the K585’s slot, and start typing on the keyboard. As the keyboard is connected to both your iPad and the MacBook, you can just press a button and swap from one device to the other with ease. 

    This cool...

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    10:48
    New Beats Pill Appears in FCC Database Ahead of...

    Multiple celebrities have been spotted with a new version of the Beats Pill speaker, and today the device showed up in an FCC database, suggesting that we're getting closer to a potential launch.

    FCC filings typically happen just weeks ahead of when a product launches, so we could see this new Beats Pill speaker sometime in June. Apple plans to launch Solo Buds earphones in June, so the Pill could launch around the same timeframe.

    Apple has clearly provided these Beats Pill speakers to a number of sports stars and celebrities to create hype for it, and the speaker has been seen with basketball star LeBron James, F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo, soccer star Lionel Messi, and Kim Kardashian.

    Apple has shared no details on the speaker, but it has a pill-shaped design that's similar to the Beats Pill that was ...

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    10:36
    Apple Asks Judge to Dismiss U.S. Antitrust Lawsuit

    Apple today filed a pre-motion letter seeking to dismiss the antitrust case that the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) levied against Apple back in March.

    In the pre-motion letter, Apple says that the government's lawsuit is flawed in multiple ways, and has not successfully alleged that Apple is a monopoly power in the relevant market, proven anticompetitive conduct, or demonstrated consumer harm. From Apple's filing:

    This case lies well beyond the outer limits of antitrust law. A Section 2 Sherman Act claim can move past the pleadings only if the complaint alleges (1) monopoly power in a relevant market; (2) anticompetitive conduct; and (3) anticompetitive effects. [...]

    This complaint fails on all three fronts. The Supreme Court has repeatedly held that the type of conduct at the core of this case--namely, Apple's decisions about how and whether to grant...

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    10:36
    Apple questions validity of DOJ antitrust lawsuit in...

    It’s been two months since the United States Department of Justice filed its lawsuit against Apple over alleged antitrust violations. While Apple has voiced opposition to the case before now, today the company has taken the first step toward filing a motion to dismiss the case altogether. The move also sets up a number of upcoming deadlines for the case.

    more…

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    10:30
    Apple published a new Press Release
    10:23
    Apple releases tvOS 17.5.1 for Apple TV users

    One day after releasing iOS 17.5.1 with a fix for a rare bug that caused deleted photos to resurface, Apple today has released its latest update for the Apple TV: tvOS 17.5.1.

    more…

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    10:13
    Apple Releases tvOS 17.5.1 to Fix Photos Corruption...

    Apple today released tvOS 17.5, a minor update to the tvOS 17 operating system that came out last September. tvOS 17.5.1 comes a week after the release of tvOS 17.5.

    tvOS 17.5.1 can be downloaded using the Settings app on the ‌Apple TV‌. Go to System > Software Update to get the new software. ‌‌Apple TV‌‌ owners who have automatic software updates activated will be upgraded to tvOS 17.5.1 automatically.

    Compared to other operating system updates, tvOS updates are often minor in scale, focusing on bug fixes and other small improvements. According to Apple's release notes, the update addresses a bug with the Photos app that could cause deleted images to reappear. This update addresses a rare issue where photos that experienced database corruption could reappear in the Photos...

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    10:01
    One week with the M4 iPad Pro: full of surprises,...

    It’s been a full week since the M4 iPad Pro first arrived in users’ hands, and I’ve been working full-time on mine every day since then.

    I’ve used my new 13-inch iPad Pro for all my work at 9to5Mac, both indoors and outdoors, plus TV watching, journaling, organizing for a move, giving speeches, and more.

    Here are the things that have most surprised me in my first week of use, plus the questions on my mind ahead of next month’s WWDC.

    more…

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    10:00
    Do’s and don’ts for cleaning your dirty Apple Watch...

    A recent study has found our Apple Watch bands are home to dangerous bacteria, highlighting the importance of regularly cleaning them. But what’s safe or best to use? Here’s how to clean Apple Watch bands with step-by-step do’s and don’ts.

    more…

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    09:30
    iPad 10 vs. iPad Air Buyer's Guide: Is the $250...

    With the same design, display size, camera systems, and more, the entry-level iPad is now a formidable rival to the iPad Air at a markedly lower $349 price point. With $250 between these two ‌iPad‌ lines, how different are they and which should you buy?

    Upon the discontinuation of the ninth-generation ‌iPad‌, Apple dropped the price of the 10th-generation ‌iPad‌ from $449 to $349. This means that the 10th-generation ‌iPad‌ is now $250 less than the $599 starting price of the ‌iPad Air‌ that Apple just released.

    The 10th-generation model completes the transformation of the ‌iPad‌ product lineup toward a flat look with squared-off edges, no home button, and an all-screen design with curved corners. With the exact same display size and identical features like a Touch ID top button, USB-C port, and 5G...

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    09:28
    Apple Wallet App Gaining Support for Transit Cards...

    Apple has announced that the Navigo transit card can be added to the Wallet app starting today, allowing iPhone and Apple Watch users to simply tap their devices to pay for rides on the metro, trains, buses, and more in the Paris, France area.

    With the Navigo card in the Wallet app, a rider no longer needs to visit a ticket vending machine, or reload the card at retailers. Instead, passes can be purchased directly in the Wallet app on the iPhone, or in the Île-de-France Mobilités app.

    Apple also announced that real-time transit information for the Paris area will be available in Apple Maps starting this week. This feature will allow riders to view detailed schedules, live departure and arrival times, delays, outages, and any connections required to complete a trip across multiple transit systems.

    In related news, it was recently...

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    08:51
    Apple 2TB 13-inch M4 iPad Pro $125 off, iPad 10th...

    Your Tuesday edition of the best Apple deals is now ready and waiting below. Today’s collection is headlined by the very first deal on the maxed-out (if you don’t count the nano-texture) 2TB 13-inch iPad Pro with M4 at $125 off alongside ongoing deals starting from $950. From there, we move over to the entry-level Apple tablet with a new all-time low on the iPad 10th Gen and up to 49% in savings on official iPhone 15 Silicone Cases with MagSafe. Head below for a closer look at today’s 9to5Toys...

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    08:44
    Adobe Lightroom gets ‘fast and easy’ AI editing on...

    Adobe is bringing its Firefly AI features to Lightroom users today across iPhone, iPad, Mac (web, Android, and PC too). New capabilities for the app include Generative Remove, Lens Blur, and more alongside a fresh “mobile editing experience.” Here are all the details.

    more…

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    08:29
    iPhone Maker Foxconn Reportedly Asked to Reduce...

    iPhone Maker Foxconn Reportedly Asked to Reduce Power Consumption in Vietnam

    Vietnam is asking iPhone’s leading manufacturer Foxconn to cut power usage by 30%, according to a report from Reuters citing two people in the know. That said, Foxconn isn’t the only one Vietnamese officials are asking. The request is being sent to several manufacturers that caused over a billion dollars in lost output last summer. […]

    This post iPhone Maker Foxconn Reportedly Asked to Reduce Power Consumption in Vietnam appeared first on The Mac Observer

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    08:25
    Top 12 Mac games for 2024

    Macworld

    Unfortunately in recent years, the number of great games for Mac has declined because many are no longer supported. Every new version of macOS tends to break a few games, but macOS Catalina in 2019 meant that lot of games that used 32-bit code were no longer Mac compatible.

    At the same time that Apple went 64-bit only it also introduced Metal for 3D graphics, which left a lot of games developers with a decision: make new Mac versions of their games or stop making them. Unfortunately many chose the latter.

    This will hopefully change now that macOS Sonoma is here. With Sonoma, Apple provides two things: a new Game Porting Toolkit to make it easier for game developers to bring their games to the Mac, and...

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    08:08
    iPhone 16 Pro & Pro Max Purportedly in Line for...

    iPhone 16 Pro & Pro Max Purportedly in Line for Major Camera Upgrades

    Rumors surrounding the iPhone 16 series continue to swirl without cease. The latest speculation coming out of China suggests some major camera improvements are coming to the iPhone 16 Pro models. According to “Baby Sauce” on Weibo, the iPhone 16 Pro Max is expected to feature a larger main camera sensor. Additionally, both the iPhone […]

    This post iPhone 16 Pro & Pro Max Purportedly in Line for Major Camera Upgrades appeared first on The Mac Observer

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    07:54
    ‘Parkour’ immersive video is coming to the Apple...

    As noted by AppleInsider, Apple’s next “adventure experience” for the Vision Pro is coming May 24 and is dubbed “Parkour.” The description of the spatial video says users can “Join the world’s leading parkour athletes on a gravity-defying trek across the streets and rooftops of Paris.”

    Apple describes Immersive Video as 180-degree 8K recordings, captured with Spatial Audio that puts “you right inside the action, and transporting you to places you’ve never been.”

    In the Apple TV app , tap Home in the tab bar, then choose any title that says “Apple Immersive.”

    You can also navigate to Search and select “Only on Vision Pro” to access the exclusive editorial room where you can find all Apple Immersive Video titles as well as top 3D movies, all in one place.

    To see a list of all available Apple Immersive Video titles, search for “immersive...

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    07:54
    ‘Parkour’ immersive video is coming to the Apple...

    As noted by AppleInsider, Apple’s next “adventure experience” for the Vision Pro is coming May 24 and is dubbed “Parkour.” The description of the spatial video says users can “Join the world’s leading parkour athletes on a gravity-defying trek across the streets and rooftops of Paris.”

    Apple describes Immersive Video as 180-degree 8K recordings, captured with Spatial Audio that puts “you right inside the action, and transporting you to places you’ve never been.”

    In the Apple TV app , tap Home in the tab bar, then choose any title that says “Apple Immersive.”

    You can also navigate to Search and select “Only on Vision Pro” to access the exclusive editorial room where you can find all Apple Immersive Video titles as well as top 3D movies, all in one place.

    To see a list of all available Apple Immersive Video titles, search for “immersive...

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    07:54
    ‘Parkour’ immersive video is coming to the Apple...

    As noted by AppleInsider, Apple’s next “adventure experience” for the Vision Pro is coming May 24 and is dubbed “Parkour.” The description of the spatial video says users can “Join the world’s leading parkour athletes on a gravity-defying trek across the streets and rooftops of Paris.”

    Apple describes Immersive Video as 180-degree 8K recordings, captured with Spatial Audio that puts “you right inside the action, and transporting you to places you’ve never been.”

    In the Apple TV app , tap Home in the tab bar, then choose any title that says “Apple Immersive.”

    You can also navigate to Search and select “Only on Vision Pro” to access the exclusive editorial room where you can find all Apple Immersive Video titles as well as top 3D movies, all in one place.

    To see a list of all available Apple Immersive Video titles, search for “immersive...

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    07:54
    ‘Parkour’ immersive video is coming to the Apple...

    As noted by AppleInsider, Apple’s next “adventure experience” for the Vision Pro is coming May 24 and is dubbed “Parkour.” The description of the spatial video says users can “Join the world’s leading parkour athletes on a gravity-defying trek across the streets and rooftops of Paris.”

    Apple describes Immersive Video as 180-degree 8K recordings, captured with Spatial Audio that puts “you right inside the action, and transporting you to places you’ve never been.”

    In the Apple TV app , tap Home in the tab bar, then choose any title that says “Apple Immersive.”

    You can also navigate to Search and select “Only on Vision Pro” to access the exclusive editorial room where you can find all Apple Immersive Video titles as well as top 3D movies, all in one place.

    To see a list of all available Apple Immersive Video titles, search for “immersive...

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    07:51
    Record Low Prices Arrive for M4 iPad Pro and 10th...

    Amazon today has a collection of iPad deals, including all-time low prices on the brand new M4 iPad Pro and the 10th generation iPad.

    M4 11-Inch iPad Pro

    Starting with the M4 iPad Pro, Amazon is back with a solid $49 markdown on one model of the 11-inch iPad Pro. You can get the 256GB Wi-Fi 11-inch iPad Pro for $949.99, down from $999.00.

    Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

    $49 OFF256GB Wi-Fi M4 iPad Pro for $949.99

    This is a match of the record low price for this brand new iPad Pro, and as such it's been fairly popular and has resulted in some shipping delays. As of writing, you can still...

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    07:39
    How to edit a PDF on iPhone

    Macworld

    PDFs might seem like a blast from the past, but they are still in heavy use when filling in official forms, online submissions, and various other documentation. Interacting with them can seem like a pain, with some people resorting to printing them off to fill them in, then scanning the finished document to email it to the recipient. 

    But, you don’t have to go through that convoluted process. You can open and edit PDFs on your iPhone with ease using the markup tools that are built into iOS. Just open the PDF on your iPhone and access the markup tools via either the pen icon or the icon that looks like a pen and a box with three dots. Here you will find drawing tools as well as the ability to select a block to add text to.

    We’ll run through these free tools provided by Apple below and also recommend a few third-party apps for a bit more flexibility. Read on to find out how to use Apple’s tools to edit a PDF on...

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    07:35
    Netflix, Apple TV+ and Peacock bundle priced at $15/...

    After being teased by the Comcast CEO last week, the StreamSaver bundle is now official. The bundle can be purchased by Xfinity Internet and TV customers, for $15 per month.

    For that price, you get access to Netflix Basic with ads, Peacock Premium (with ads), and Apple TV+ (no ads as Apple does not currently offer an ad-supported tier). Purchased individually, theses services would cost about $23 per month.

    more…

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    07:29
    5 Biggest Changes Rumored for iPhone 16 Pro Max

    Given Apple's rumored plan to add an all-new high-end tier to its iPhone 17 series in 2025, this could be the year for Apple to bring its boldest "Pro Max" model to the table — the kind of iPhone 16 upgrade that stands tall above its siblings, both figuratively and literally.

    If you have been holding out for the iPhone 16 Pro Max, here are five of the biggest changes rumored to be coming to Apple's largest smartphone. The iPhone 16 series is expected to be released in the fall around mid-September. For all the details, see our dedicated roundup.




    1. Bigger Size


    6.9 Inches


    According to multiple sources, the iPhone 16 Pro Max will increase in size, potentially making it Apple's...

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    07:11
    Passe Navigo finally comes to Wallet app on iPhone...

    Passe Navigo – the travelcard used for Metro, bus, rail, and tram journeys in Paris – has finally come to Apple Wallet, allowing users to use their iPhone and Apple Watch instead of a physical card.

    Navigo already offered support for topping up the pass direct from the iPhone app, but it was not previously possible to add the card to the Wallet app …

    more…

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    06:52
    Apple Vision Pro immersive ‘Adventure’ video shot in...

    When the Vision Pro first arrived in users’ hands earlier this year, one of its most universally-praised features was content shot in the 180-degree Immersive Video format. There was a limited collection of such immersive content available on day one, but users’ general expectation was that Apple would regularly add to that collection.

    Those additions have been slower than anyone expected, but the latest video is finally dropping this Friday, May 24. ‘Parkour’ will arrive for Vision Pro users as the second episode of the ‘Adventure’ series and take viewers on a remarkable parkour tour of Paris.

    ...

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    06:03
    ‘Microsoft’s MacBook Air’ is more like a MacBook Pro

    Two new laptops announced yesterday are being touted as “Microsoft’s MacBook Air,” with the company claiming that they offer similar performance to the M3 MacBook Air, with even greater battery life.

    But commentators have been quick to point out that this isn’t a like-for-like comparison. A key feature of the MacBook Air is it achieves its impressive performance without the need for cooling fans, so a fairer comparison would be with the MacBook Pro

    ...

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    06:02
    Adobe Lightroom Gains AI-Based Generative Remove...

    Adobe today updated its Lightroom software for the iPad and Mac with Generative Remove, an AI-powered feature that can remove any element from a photo with a single click. Generative Remove eliminates unwanted objects in images non-destructively, intelligently matching the removed area with AI-generated content that matches the surrounding photo.

    Generative Remove is able to fix everything from an unwanted reflection in water to wrinkles in a tablecloth in food photography. It works with complicated backgrounds, and can be used for removing distractions from images or retouching photos.

    According to Adobe, users can expect to see "high-quality, realistic and stunning results." The Generate Remove feature is powered by Adobe Firefly, generative AI features that have previously been available in Photoshop. Generative Remove is available today as an early access feature for Lightroom for mobile, desktop, ‌iPad‌, Web...

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    06:01
    Sonos officially unveils Ace, their highly...

    Sonos has officially announced the , marking their first foray into the over-ear headphone market. Best known for its wireless home speaker solutions and ecosystem, particularly with Apple products, Sonos aims to bring the same value, quality, and ease of use to their new premium Ace headphones. Sonos customers have long wondered when the company would create its own headset, and it is finally here. We were fortunate enough to get an exclusive first look at these new headphones, and they did not disappoint. Here is everything you need to know!

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    06:00
    Hands-On With the New Sonos 'Ace'...

    Sonos today announced the launch of the Sonos Ace, the company's long-rumored over-ear headphones that are designed to compete with the AirPods Max. We were able to spend some time with the Sonos Ace last week, getting a firsthand look at the design and sound quality.

    Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.

    Compared to the ‌AirPods Max‌, the Sonos Ace headphones are lighter weight and don't exert as much pressure on the side of the head. Sonos designed the ear cups from a soft memory foam that's wrapped in vegan leather, and the cups are designed to create a seal around the ears without catching on hair.

    The cup material isn't quite as premium looking as the aluminum of the ‌AirPods Max‌, and the Sonos Ace has a more traditional headband compared to...

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    05:46
    A classic iPhone color is looking more likely than...

    Macworld

    At least once a year (and frequently twice) Apple shakes up the colors of its iPhone range. This is the subject of surprisingly feverish speculation: Is yellow going to face the axe in 2024? Will white make the cut? What’s the fate of green?

    The latest word, in fact, is that white is in and yellow is out, at least on the standard iPhone models. On the Pro and Pro Max for 2024, meanwhile, we’re believed to be getting a new “rose” finish. This is all according to Ming-Chi Kuo, a reputable analyst with a long history of decently accurate predictions.

    In Apple land, rose generally means a pinkish gold. It was highly popular back in the days of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 7, but has been scarce since then.

    2H24 iPhone 16系列機殼顏色預測

    iPhone 16 Pro & Pro Max:黑色、白色 (或銀色)、灰色 (...

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    05:04
    Apple chipmaker TSMC makes contingency plans against...

    The prospect of a Chinese invasion of Taiwan is a nightmare scenario that keeps western intelligence agencies awake at night, and there are growing concerns that this could happen in 2027.

    With the US legally obliged to defend Taiwan, the potential consequences could be catastrophic, placing two of the world’s biggest superpowers at war. But among the less extreme scenarios that have been modelled, one of them is what happens if China gets its hands on TSMC’s chipmaking capabilities …

    ...

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    04:48
    Apple Challenges $2 Billion EU Antitrust Fine Over...

    Apple is challenging a $1.95 billion fine imposed by the European Commission for thwarting fair competition from music-streaming rivals, including Spotify (via Bloomberg).

    The Commission fined Apple in March, saying that the company abused its dominant position in the market by forbidding music streaming apps to tell users about cheaper subscription prices outside the app.

    The EU crackdown also mandated that Apple "remove anti-steering provisions" for music apps in the European Economic Area (EEA). Apple subsequently updated its App Store rules to let music apps in the EEA inform users of other ways to purchase digital music content or services and to add website links for purchasing digital music...

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    04:16
    Apple fights $2B antitrust fine over Spotify...

    Apple said back in March that it would appeal the $2B antitrust fine levied against it by the EU in respect of a complaint made by Spotify, and it is now reported to have filed its lawsuit.

    It’s the latest example of the iPhone maker taking an aggressive stance against competition law on both sides of the Atlantic …

    more…

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    04:10
    Apple challenges $1.9 billion fine levied by the...

    Apple is challenging a €1.8 billion (about US$1.9 billion) fine levied by the European Union for thwarting fair competition from music-streaming rivals, including Spotify, reports Bloomberg.

    The tech giant has filed a suit at the EU’s General Court in Luxembourg to topple the March decision, the article adds, quoting unnamed “people familiar with the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity.” The EU’s regulatory body, the European Commission, fined Apple inn March, saying the company abused its dominance by forbidding music streaming apps to info users about cheaper subscription prices outside the Apple Music app.

    This is all part of an ongoing brouhaha. In November 2023, Apple filed a legal case contesting decisions taken by the EC under its recently DMA, according to a post shared by the Court of Justice of the...

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    04:10
    Apple challenges $1.9 billion fine levied by the...

    Apple is challenging a €1.8 billion (about US$1.9 billion) fine levied by the European Union for thwarting fair competition from music-streaming rivals, including Spotify, reports Bloomberg.

    The tech giant has filed a suit at the EU’s General Court in Luxembourg to topple the March decision, the article adds, quoting unnamed “people familiar with the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity.” The EU’s regulatory body, the European Commission, fined Apple inn March, saying the company abused its dominance by forbidding music streaming apps to info users about cheaper subscription prices outside the Apple Music app.

    This is all part of an ongoing brouhaha. In November 2023, Apple filed a legal case contesting decisions taken by the EC under its recently DMA, according to a post shared by the Court of Justice of the...

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    04:10
    Apple challenges $1.9 billion fine levied by the...

    Apple is challenging a €1.8 billion (about US$1.9 billion) fine levied by the European Union for thwarting fair competition from music-streaming rivals, including Spotify, reports Bloomberg.

    The tech giant has filed a suit at the EU’s General Court in Luxembourg to topple the March decision, the article adds, quoting unnamed “people familiar with the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity.” The EU’s regulatory body, the European Commission, fined Apple inn March, saying the company abused its dominance by forbidding music streaming apps to info users about cheaper subscription prices outside the Apple Music app.

    This is all part of an ongoing brouhaha. In November 2023, Apple filed a legal case contesting decisions taken by the EC under its recently DMA, according to a post shared by the Court of Justice of the...

    | Read more »
    04:10
    Apple challenges $1.9 billion fine levied by the...

    Apple is challenging a €1.8 billion (about US$1.9 billion) fine levied by the European Union for thwarting fair competition from music-streaming rivals, including Spotify, reports Bloomberg.

    The tech giant has filed a suit at the EU’s General Court in Luxembourg to topple the March decision, the article adds, quoting unnamed “people familiar with the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity.” The EU’s regulatory body, the European Commission, fined Apple inn March, saying the company abused its dominance by forbidding music streaming apps to info users about cheaper subscription prices outside the Apple Music app.

    This is all part of an ongoing brouhaha. In November 2023, Apple filed a legal case contesting decisions taken by the EC under its recently DMA, according to a post shared by the Court of Justice of the...

    | Read more »
    04:03
    ‘Bad Monkey’ starring Vince Vaughn to debut on Apple...

    Apple TV+ has unveiled the premiere date and a first look at “Bad Monkey,” the comedy from g executive producer Bill Lawrence (“Ted Lasso,” “Shrinking”) and starring actor, producer and screenwriter Vince Vaughn, who also serves as an executive producer. 

    Based on Carl Hiaasen’s New York Times bestselling novel and cult favorite, the 10-episode series makes its global debut on Apple TV+ with the first two episodes on August 14 followed by new episodes every Wednesday through October 9.

    Here’s how the series is described: “Bad Monkey” tells the story of Andrew Yancy (Vaughn), who has been bounced from the Miami Police Department and is now a health inspector in the Keys. But after stumbling upon a case that begins with a human...

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    04:03
    ‘Bad Monkey’ starring Vince Vaughn to debut on Apple...

    Apple TV+ has unveiled the premiere date and a first look at “Bad Monkey,” the comedy from g executive producer Bill Lawrence (“Ted Lasso,” “Shrinking”) and starring actor, producer and screenwriter Vince Vaughn, who also serves as an executive producer. 

    Based on Carl Hiaasen’s New York Times bestselling novel and cult favorite, the 10-episode series makes its global debut on Apple TV+ with the first two episodes on August 14 followed by new episodes every Wednesday through October 9.

    Here’s how the series is described: “Bad Monkey” tells the story of Andrew Yancy (Vaughn), who has been bounced from the Miami Police Department and is now a health inspector in the Keys. But after stumbling upon a case that begins with a human...

    | Read more »
    04:03
    ‘Bad Monkey’ starring Vince Vaughn to debut on Apple...

    Apple TV+ has unveiled the premiere date and a first look at “Bad Monkey,” the comedy from g executive producer Bill Lawrence (“Ted Lasso,” “Shrinking”) and starring actor, producer and screenwriter Vince Vaughn, who also serves as an executive producer. 

    Based on Carl Hiaasen’s New York Times bestselling novel and cult favorite, the 10-episode series makes its global debut on Apple TV+ with the first two episodes on August 14 followed by new episodes every Wednesday through October 9.

    Here’s how the series is described: “Bad Monkey” tells the story of Andrew Yancy (Vaughn), who has been bounced from the Miami Police Department and is now a health inspector in the Keys. But after stumbling upon a case that begins with a human...

    | Read more »
    04:03
    ‘Bad Monkey’ starring Vince Vaughn to debut on Apple...

    Apple TV+ has unveiled the premiere date and a first look at “Bad Monkey,” the comedy from g executive producer Bill Lawrence (“Ted Lasso,” “Shrinking”) and starring actor, producer and screenwriter Vince Vaughn, who also serves as an executive producer. 

    Based on Carl Hiaasen’s New York Times bestselling novel and cult favorite, the 10-episode series makes its global debut on Apple TV+ with the first two episodes on August 14 followed by new episodes every Wednesday through October 9.

    Here’s how the series is described: “Bad Monkey” tells the story of Andrew Yancy (Vaughn), who has been bounced from the Miami Police Department and is now a health inspector in the Keys. But after stumbling upon a case that begins with a human...

    | Read more »
    04:01
    OtterBox debuts new Cactus Leather accessories for...

    OtterBox is offering a new phone case experience comprised of Desserto, a plant-based material made from nopal cactus to the iPhone 15 line.

    The material is offered exclusively on OtterBox Symmetry Series for iPhone 15 and 15 Pro devices. The collection, including Symmetry Series Cactus Leather phone case and Apple Watch Band Cactus Leather, is available now on otterbox.com.

    OtterBox CEO JC Richardson says Symmetry Series Cactus Leather cases “exude a subtle luxury while keeping protection at the forefront of the design.” Built with durability in mind, ditch the leather conditioner and know these cases stay in top shape, as they are resilient to scratches and stains, he adds. 

    Symmetry Series Cactus...

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    04:01
    OtterBox debuts new Cactus Leather accessories for...

    OtterBox is offering a new phone case experience comprised of Desserto, a plant-based material made from nopal cactus to the iPhone 15 line.

    The material is offered exclusively on OtterBox Symmetry Series for iPhone 15 and 15 Pro devices. The collection, including Symmetry Series Cactus Leather phone case and Apple Watch Band Cactus Leather, is available now on otterbox.com.

    OtterBox CEO JC Richardson says Symmetry Series Cactus Leather cases “exude a subtle luxury while keeping protection at the forefront of the design.” Built with durability in mind, ditch the leather conditioner and know these cases stay in top shape, as they are resilient to scratches and stains, he adds. 

    Symmetry Series Cactus...

    | Read more »
    04:01
    OtterBox debuts new Cactus Leather accessories for...

    OtterBox is offering a new phone case experience comprised of Desserto, a plant-based material made from nopal cactus to the iPhone 15 line.

    The material is offered exclusively on OtterBox Symmetry Series for iPhone 15 and 15 Pro devices. The collection, including Symmetry Series Cactus Leather phone case and Apple Watch Band Cactus Leather, is available now on otterbox.com.

    OtterBox CEO JC Richardson says Symmetry Series Cactus Leather cases “exude a subtle luxury while keeping protection at the forefront of the design.” Built with durability in mind, ditch the leather conditioner and know these cases stay in top shape, as they are resilient to scratches and stains, he adds. 

    Symmetry Series Cactus...

    | Read more »
    04:01
    OtterBox debuts new Cactus Leather accessories for...

    OtterBox is offering a new phone case experience comprised of Desserto, a plant-based material made from nopal cactus to the iPhone 15 line.

    The material is offered exclusively on OtterBox Symmetry Series for iPhone 15 and 15 Pro devices. The collection, including Symmetry Series Cactus Leather phone case and Apple Watch Band Cactus Leather, is available now on otterbox.com.

    OtterBox CEO JC Richardson says Symmetry Series Cactus Leather cases “exude a subtle luxury while keeping protection at the forefront of the design.” Built with durability in mind, ditch the leather conditioner and know these cases stay in top shape, as they are resilient to scratches and stains, he adds. 

    Symmetry Series Cactus...

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    04:00
    News items you should check out: May 21

    Since I can’t cover everything, here are some recommended articles you should check out:

    ° From AppleInsider: Apple is preparing to start the production of chips using a 2-nanometer process, and sent COO Jeff Williams to Taiwan with a view to securing the first batch.

    ° From iMore: Seen in an airport in Istanbul, Apple Vision Pro is selling for €4,699, down €160 from the €4,859 it was originally selling for.

    ° From 9to5Mac: Opensignal is out with an annual update for its US fixed broadband experience report. 

    ° From Cult of Mac...

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    04:00
    News items you should check out: May 21

    Since I can’t cover everything, here are some recommended articles you should check out:

    ° From AppleInsider: Apple is preparing to start the production of chips using a 2-nanometer process, and sent COO Jeff Williams to Taiwan with a view to securing the first batch.

    ° From iMore: Seen in an airport in Istanbul, Apple Vision Pro is selling for €4,699, down €160 from the €4,859 it was originally selling for.

    ° From 9to5Mac: Opensignal is out with an annual update for its US fixed broadband experience report. 

    ° From Cult of Mac...

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    04:00
    News items you should check out: May 21

    Since I can’t cover everything, here are some recommended articles you should check out:

    ° From AppleInsider: Apple is preparing to start the production of chips using a 2-nanometer process, and sent COO Jeff Williams to Taiwan with a view to securing the first batch.

    ° From iMore: Seen in an airport in Istanbul, Apple Vision Pro is selling for €4,699, down €160 from the €4,859 it was originally selling for.

    ° From 9to5Mac: Opensignal is out with an annual update for its US fixed broadband experience report. 

    ° From Cult of Mac...

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    03:36
    iPhone 16 Pro Max to Feature New 48MP Wide and Ultra...

    Apple's iPhone 16 Pro Max will boast a bigger main camera sensor while both iPhone 16 Pro models will feature a 48-megapixel Ultra Wide camera for the first time, claims a rumor coming out of Asia.

    According to Weibo user OvO Baby Sauce OvO, the main camera of the iPhone 16 Pro Max will be based on an advanced custom 48-megapixel Sony IMX903 sensor. In contrast, the iPhone 16 Pro will use the same 48-megapixel custom Sony IMX803 sensor as that found on the current iPhone 15 Pro models.

    The leaker also claims that this year's iPhone 16 Pro models will feature an upgraded Ultra Wide camera with a 48-megapixel sensor, allowing it to capture more light and result in better photos when shooting in 0.5x mode, especially in low-light conditions. The Ultra Wide lens on the current iPhone 15 Pro models is 12-megapixels.

    This is the second time we have heard rumors that the iPhone 16 Pro Max will feature a more...

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    03:30
    12 incredibly useful ways to repurpose your old Mac...

    Macworld

    When it comes time to get a new Mac, you have three options: Trade in your old Mac, sell it, or hold onto it. Macs tend to maintain a good amount of value but some Macs are more in demand than others. MacBooks are relatively hot sellers, but on the other hand, there seems to be a glut of used Mac minis for sale. With inexpensive Macs like the Mac mini, it’s probably not worth the hassle of selling it and Apple isn’t going to give you very much for a trade-in.

    So, why not keep that old Mac mini? There are many sensible uses for it, even if it’s past its prime. If you have an old Mac mini that has been replaced by a newer model, here are a few ideas on how you can put it to good use.

    As an emergency Mac

    Apple devices are very reliable, but stuff happens–a Mac can fall off a desk and we’ve all heard about someone who spilled a beverage onto a computer. So, while your primary Mac is at the shop recovering from...

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    03:15
    iFixit posts teardown of M4 iPad Pro, Apple Pencil...

    If you’re looking to get to the components of the new Apple Pencil Pro, it’ll take time, patience, and an ultrasonic cutter. Apple’s new M4-based iPad Pro, on the other hand, got quite a bit easier to repair. Per a new video teardown posted by the cool cats at iFixit, the Apple Pencil Pro required […]

    Source

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    03:00
    Apple @ Work Podcast: Taking the next steps

    Apple @ Work is exclusively brought to you by Mosyle, the only Apple Unified Platform. Mosyle is the only solution that integrates in a single professional-grade platform all the solutions necessary to seamlessly and automatically deploy, manage & protect Apple devices at work. Over 45,000 organizations trust Mosyle to make millions of Apple devices work-ready with no effort and at an affordable cost. Request your EXTENDED TRIAL today and understand why Mosyle is everything you need to work with Apple.

    In this episode of Apple @ Work, I talk with Chris King about her new book, .

    ...

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    03:00
    Learn data analytics and more with this $69.99 Excel...

    Macworld

    Data analysts have long known that Excel can be the most powerful tool in the Microsoft software arsenal. But now that data is the driver of today’s cutting-edge AI, it’s more important than ever. Luckily, anyone can learn to use Excel with the right training, and at less than $70, the Excel Mastery Bundle is the most efficient way to get up to speed.

    Complete beginners can gain confidence in using Excel by learning basics like building easy apps, using pivot tables, and other core...

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    03:00
    Apple releases iOS 17.5.1, iPadOS 17.5.1 updates,...

    First comes the major update, then the follow-up bug fixes via the minor updates to smooth things out. Apple on Monday released both its iOS 17.5.1 and iPadOS 17.5.1 patches for its mobile operating systems. Per the release notes, the updates offer the following fixes and changes while largely focusing on the reappearing images/Photos bug: […]

    Source

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    02:08
    Microsoft Claims the New Surface Pro is Faster Than...

    Microsoft Claims the New Surface Pro is Faster Than the 15” M3 MacBook Pro

    Microsoft has made a big claim while introducing the new Surface Pro. It says this device is quicker than Apple’s 15″ M3 MacBook Air and with that, it enters into world of AI as well. Microsoft showed off Copilot+ PCs that have been especially crafter for Artificial Intelligence tasks. Meanwhile, the Surface Pro leads the […]

    This post Microsoft Claims the New Surface Pro is Faster Than the 15” M3 MacBook Pro appeared first on The Mac Observer

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    01:34
    iOS 17.5.1, iPadOS 17.5.1 Finally Fixes Deleted...

    iOS 17.5.1, iPadOS 17.5.1 Finally Fixes Deleted Photos from Resurfacing

    Last week, Apple rolled out iOS 17.5 — which packed several features along with a major bug. According to multiple user reports across social media platforms, users said that after installing the iOS 17.5 update, they saw their old deleted photos reappearing in the Photos app. One user even mentioned that pictures they had deleted over a decade ago […]

    This post iOS 17.5.1, iPadOS 17.5.1 Finally Fixes Deleted Photos from Resurfacing appeared first on The Mac Observer

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    01:17
    Apple likely to produce quarter of iPhones in India...

    Apple plans to boost its iPhone production in India, increasing from below 15% to 25% by 2028. This target underscores Apple’s commitment to building a robust network of local suppliers and reducing its reliance on Chinese suppliers. It’s also a reality check on inflated projections made in recent reports.

    more…

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    01:00
    AirTag: Everything you need to know about Apple’s...

    Macworld

    Apple opened up its Find My network to third-party device makers, but that’s not stopping the company from making its own item tracker. We’ve heard rumors about AirTag since around 2019, and the company has finally released them. They’re pretty simple, really: You add the AirTag to your account, attach it to some object, and then the Find My app will tell you where it is in the Items tab.

    Since nearly all modern Apple products can passively (and privately) use their Bluetooth radios to locate lost devices, you’ll have a pretty good chance of locating something that you accidentally leave somewhere. You can locate devices in real time, and also set a...

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    01:00
    Power up all your Apple gear with $20 off this 3-in-...

    Macworld

    Apple fans know the pain of having too much cool stuff and not enough ways to charge it. This 3-in-1 transparent magnetic wireless charging station not only powers up your stuff, it does it with style.

    ...

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    00:51
    14 Must-Have Drawing Apps for Your iPad in 2024

    14 Must-Have Drawing Apps for Your iPad in 2024

    Paired with the Apple Pencil and a good drawing app, the iPad has been transformed into a useful tool for digital artists. You’ve probably tried using it to draw at least once. It’s an excellent platform to practice your drawing skills and create digital pieces, for personal and business purposes alike. The task becomes easier […]

    This post 14 Must-Have Drawing Apps for Your iPad in 2024 appeared first on The Mac Observer

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    00:51
    Brave Browser May Soon Drop Separate Ad Blocking...

    Brave Browser May Soon Drop Separate Ad Blocking List for iOS

    Popular browser Brave may be exploring a new way to block ads and trackers, particularly on iPhone. Right now, Brave uses two separate lists to block unwanted content, the Slim List and the Filter List. The Slim List is specific to the Brave for iOS, while the Filter List is used by both the desktop and mobile versions of […]

    This post Brave Browser May Soon Drop Separate Ad Blocking List for iOS appeared first on The Mac Observer

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    00:24
    Samsung expects to possibly catch up with last year’...

    Samsung Electronics is set to mass-produce its 3nm Exynos application processors in the latter half of 2024, challenging Apple’s smartphone dominance, and pressuring TSMC and Qualcomm.

    more…

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    Monday May 20

    23:53
    How To Install iPadOS 17.5.1 on Your iPad

    How To Install iPadOS 17.5.1 on Your iPad

    Apple just dropped the new iPadOS 17.5.1 on May 20, only one week after the launch of iPadOS 17.5. This update fixes a “rare” bug that caused previously deleted images to reappear in the Photos library. In this guide, we’ll show you how to install the latest update. Which Devices Support iPadOS 17.5.1? iPadOS 17 […]

    This post How To Install iPadOS 17.5.1 on Your iPad appeared first on The Mac Observer

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    23:46
    Vietnam urges Apple supplier Foxconn to cut power...

    Vietnamese officials have asked Apple supplier Foxconn to voluntarily reduce power usage by 30% at its northern assembly plants to prevent power shortages like last summer, which led to over a billion dollars in lost output.

    more…

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    23:40
    How To Install iOS 17.5.1 on Your iPhone

    How To Install iOS 17.5.1 on Your iPhone

    Apple released iOS 17.5.1 on May 20, fixing the bug that caused old deleted images to reappear in the Photos library. Here’s how to install the update. Which Devices Support iOS 17.5.1? iOS 17 supports a wide range of devices, from the iPhone 15 series to older models as far back as the iPhone SE (2nd generation). […]

    This post How To Install iOS 17.5.1 on Your iPhone appeared first on The Mac Observer

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    22:50
    iPhone Ear Speaker Not Working After iOS 17.5 Update...

    iPhone Ear Speaker Not Working After iOS 17.5 Update [Fix]

    Being forced to put every call on speaker is an inconvenient bug that compromises your privacy. Nobody wants to broadcast their conversations. Unfortunately, after installing the iOS 17.5 update, some iPhone users noticed that their ear speakers were not working anymore, forcing them to put up with speakerphone-only calls. It’s a surprisingly widespread issue. However, […]

    This post iPhone Ear Speaker Not Working After iOS 17.5 Update [Fix] appeared first on The Mac Observer

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    20:25
    The last MacBook Pro to have a Touch Bar is down to...

    Macworld

    When we say our jaws hit the floor when we saw the price of this M2 MacBook Pro, we’re not kidding. This 13-inch powerhouse with 1TB of storage and 24GB of RAM is $500 off, available for $1,599 right now in what might be the best deal you’ll ever see. 

    Supercharged by the still-great M2 chip, this discounted...

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    19:34
    Here’s how a tvOS restriction keeps game developers...

    When the first with tvOS and App Store was introduced in 2015, Apple tried to promote it as a kind of game console. However, years have passed and the catalog of games available for tvOS is quite small. While Apple TV isn’t exactly a super popular product like the iPhone, a specific tvOS restriction could be the main reason why game developers stay away from the platform.

    more…

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    18:16
    How to Fix AirPods Blinking/Flashing Orange

    How to Fix AirPods Blinking/Flashing Orange

    AirPods flash orange light to indicate connectivity issues. In this guide, we’ll help you fix these issues and your AirPods flashing orange

    This post How to Fix AirPods Blinking/Flashing Orange appeared first on The Mac Observer

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    16:30
    Apple Slashes iPhone Prices In China Amid Fierce...

    Apple is offering discounts of up to $318 on select iPhone models in China, hoping to "defend its position in the high-end smartphone market, where it faces increasing competition from local rivals such as Huawei," reports Reuters. From the report: The increased competitive pressure on Apple comes after Huawei last month introduced its new series of high-end smartphones, the Pura 70, following the launch of the Mate 60 last August. Apple's previous discounting effort in February appears to have helped the company mitigate a sales slowdown in China. Apple's shipments in China increased by 12% in March, according to Reuters' calculations based on data from the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT). This marks a significant improvement from the first two months of 2024, when the company experienced a 37% slump in sales.

    ...

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    15:20
    Redesigned iPhone SE might cost a bit more than the...

    We’ve been hearing a lot of rumors about the next generation iPhone SE, which is expected to be announced sometime next year with a major redesign compared to the current model. Of course, one of the main selling points of the is the more affordable price – and there’s some news about that.

    more…

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    15:19
    Microsoft Says New Surface Pro is Faster Than 15...

    Microsoft is going all in on AI, today introducing a series of Copilot+ PCs that have AI-focused hardware. The new Surface Pro is one of the first Copilot+ PCs, equipped with Qualcomm's Arm-based Snapdragon X Elite processor.

    Microsoft is already pitting the Surface Pro against Apple's M3 MacBook Air, and in marketing materials, claims that the Surface Pro has superior processing power and battery life. Compared to the 15-inch ‌MacBook Air‌ with 8-core CPU and 10-core GPU, the Surface Pro and other Copilot+ PCs with 12-core and 10-core processors offer 58 percent better sustained multithreaded performance (based on Cinebench benchmarks).

    As for battery life, Copilot+ PCs support up to 15 hours of web browsing or 22 hours of local video playback....

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    14:43
    Slack AI Privacy Principles Generate Confusion and...

    After a section of a Slack document laying out its privacy principles surrounding AI was taken out of context on social media, controversy ensued. Adam Engst attempts to calm the waters, with help from ChatGPT.

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    14:34
    iOS 17.5.1 and iPadOS 17.5.1 Fix Photo Reappearance...

    Apple has released new versions of iOS and iPadOS in response to bug reports that iOS 17.5 and iPadOS 17.5 caused deleted photos to reappear and show blank images.

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    14:27
    Review: NuPhy Halo75 V2 mechanical keyboard is a...

    Anyone play Mega Man back in the day? That’s the first thing I thought of when I unboxed the new NuPhy Halo75 V2 mechanical keyboard. The awesome “blue lagoon” color just screams Mega Man, and the aptly named Halo75 puts on a really playful light show for your Mac as you type. Come to think of it, those blues also give 9to5Mac vibes…

    more…

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    14:13
    iOS 17.5.1 update fixes rare bug that caused some...

    Macworld

    Shortly after the release of iOS 17.5 last week, some users started to notice that certain photos they had previously deleted (though not all of them) started to reappear in their photo libraries.Some of the photos were quite old, and there wasn’t any rhyme or reason as to which images would be impacted; some reported photos sent through Messages, others not.

    There was speculation about Apple potentially keeping photos they said they deleted, among other accusations.

    The mystery appears to now be solved, and fixed, with iOS 17.5.1. The release notes are as follows:

    This update provides important bug fixes and addresses a rare issue where photos that experienced database corruption could reappear in the Photos library even if they were deleted.

    When you “delete” a file in iOS (and most other operating...

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    13:56
    DTK Mac mini scrapped by Apple is successfully...

    Back in 2020, Apple offered selected developers a custom DTK Mac mini with the A12Z Bionic chip inside, so that they could develop apps for the Apple Silicon platform. After the official launch of the M1 Macs, developers had to return their DTK Mac mini to Apple, which scrapped the machines. But one of these scrapped DTKs was successfully restored.

    more…

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    13:28
    iOS and iPadOS 17.5.1 fix a nasty bug that...

    Enlarge / iPadOS 17.5.1 ready to install on an iPad Pro. (credit: Samuel Axon)

    Apple has released its first bug fix update for iOS and iPadOS. The 17.5.1 release claims to fix a bug that saw some users' deleted photos resurface long after deletion.

    The release notes list just one bullet point:

    This update provides important bug fixes and addresses a rare issue where photos that experienced database corruption could reappear in the Photos library even if they were deleted.

    Users started reporting the issue after iOS 17.5 and iPadOS 17.5 were released on May 13. The optics certainly weren't great for Apple, as some users assumed that the company was keeping their long-lost deleted photos (sometimes nude photos, as some reported seeing those pop up again) in the...

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    13:21
    FastScripts 3.3.2

    Maintenance release for the macOS scripting utility. ($$39.95 new, free update, 4.8 MB, macOS 10.15+)

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    13:18
    Little Snitch 5.7.6

    Improves detection of Wi-Fi networks for Automatic Profile Switching in macOS 14.5 Sonoma. ($45 new, free update, 32 MB, macOS 11+)

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    13:16
    Audio Hijack 4.4.1

    Introduces a new Audio Device Selection section for enhanced audio capture through Application blocks. ($64 new, free update, 37.1 MB, macOS 14.4+)

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    12:35
    M4 iPad Pro teardown finds easier-to-access battery...

    iFixit's M4 iPad Pro teardown.

    Right on schedule for past releases, iFixit has done a teardown of Apple's new, redesigned iPad Pro. It found that the iPad itself has one big improvement in repairability over its predecessor but that the Apple Pencil Pro is basically unserviceable.

    The first step in the teardown video revealed arguably Apple's most interesting new tech: the "Tandem OLED" screen. It doesn't reveal anything we didn't already know and describe in our review last week, but it's neat to see what it all looks like up close.

    The teardown also found that there are not one but two metal brackets all the way through the middle of the iPad to help with durability. Some worried that the new, thinner iPad Pro would be thinner than past models to snap in half, but durability tests have shown that's not the case. This could be part of why.

    ...

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    12:25
    Microsoft Debuts New Copilot+ Windows PCs Designed...

    Microsoft today announced the launch of new Windows PCs that have integrated AI hardware, called Copilot+ PCs. According to Microsoft, the Copilot+ PCs are the fastest PCs "ever built" with all-day battery life, chips capable of 40 trillion operations per second, and "access to the most advanced AI models."

    The new machines are designed with "AI at the center," introducing experiences that can be run directly on device to cut down on latency and improve privacy.

    • Recall - Recall gives the PC a "photographic memory" so users can access anything they've seen or done on their PC. Content can be located using timelines across any website, application, or document, with support for snapshots.
    • Cocreator - Text prompts can be used to generate new images using the neural processing units of the computer. Art can be created based...
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    From now until June 3, Apple is improving its trade-in offers for those giving up their old iPhones and getting a new one. The deal is good on any new iPhone purchase, as long as you’re trading in at least an iPhone 11 or newer.

    The amount you get varies based on the model and condition of the phone, but trade-in values are going up from $10 to $30. An iPhone 13 used to have a trade-in value of $300, but you’ll get $320 until June 3, for example.

    Apple is planning to launch the iPhone 16 in September, but if you need a new iPhone now, this is a great chance...

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    iPhone 17 Ultra could be the next iPhone X moment

    I still remember my first moments with an iPhone X. It felt like something from the future: the OLED display, Face ID, all-screen design, new UX paradigms for navigation. The iPhone X truly was a leap forward for the iPhone following several years of iterative updates.

    Per the latest reporting, next year’s iPhone 17 might bring with it another iPhone X-style moment. A new ultra-thin iPhone model is said to be the new highest-end model, perhaps sporting the name iPhone 17 Ultra.

    Here’s what that next leap-forward iPhone might bring.

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    Apple’s Top Executive Visits Taiwan to Possibly...

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    It’s no secret that Apple has been very interested in designing 2nm chips to power up its next-gen processors. Now, a new report from the Taiwan-based Economic Daily claims further progress. It notes that Apple’s Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams held talks “secretly” with TSMC to secure the first batch of upcoming 2nm processors. Per report, Williams met with TSMC President Wei Zhejia to discuss […]

    This post Apple’s Top Executive Visits Taiwan to Possibly Reserve All 2nm Chips appeared first on The Mac Observer

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    Apple just released OTA iOS 9.9.17.5.1 (beta) (Build 21F6090) for:

    • iPad mini 5 (Wi-Fi) (iPad11,1)
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    • iPad Pro 2 (12.9'', Wi-Fi) (iPad7,1)
    • ...

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    more…

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    The “i” Prefix Might Need To Bow Out, Suggests the...

    The “i” Prefix Might Need To Bow Out, Suggests the Man Who Named iPhone

    As much as Apple is known for its bitten Apple logo, it is known for the “i” prefix before most of its successful product names. It is as if the “i” prefix is the ultimate mantra for everything Apple successful, and iPads, iPhones, and iMac are proven testimonials to this statement. The “i” prefix became an Apple thing as seen with services such […]

    This post The “i” Prefix Might Need To Bow Out, Suggests the Man Who Named iPhone appeared first on The Mac Observer

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    9to5Mac Daily: May 20, 2024 – iPhone Plus out,...

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

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    Coming to Apple TV+: All the upcoming shows, series...

    Macworld

    Apple’s list of currently available content for Apple TV+ continues to grow, and so does the list of upcoming projects in the works. Films, limited series, specials, and multi-season series—Apple’s got lots of irons in the fire.d

    Some of these projects have been officially announced and acknowledged by Apple, while others have been reported by the Hollywood press, which always has its ear to the ground about what projects actors, directors, and producers are involved in.

    We’ve divided this list in two: Coming Soon is a list of shows for which Apple has given an official release date or release window, and Further Out compiles content that is still in production or perhaps haven’t even begun yet.

    Updated 05/20/23: Apple has announced...

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    Microsoft debuts AI-focused PCs it claims outpace M3...

    Today Microsoft unveiled a new lineup of PCs centered around AI, complete with advanced AI-driven features like Recall, a tool that keeps track of everything you’ve ever done on your screen so you can easily revisit it later.

    Microsoft was especially eager to show how its new ARM-based PCs could outperform Apple’s M3 MacBook Airs, both in sheer performance as well as battery life. The Mac vs. PC fires were very much being stoked in this presentation.

    more…

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    MagSafe Monday: Spigen Smart Fold 2 easily holds up...

    I am all in on MagSafe Wallets. I am not sure I’ll ever return to a wallet not attached to my iPhone. It’s one less thing to keep track of day to day. They’re also small enough if I didn’t want to leave my iPhone behind, and they fit right in my pocket. I am on a mission to try all of them. Today, I am looking at the Spigen Smart Fold 2 with its strong and durable design.

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    This Anker Prime power bank that can charge your...

    Macworld

    I think we can all agree that the most annoying thing in the world (besides slow internet) is seeing your phone’s battery dying out slowly. Thankfully, this Anker Prime Power Bank 27,650mAh is now available for its best price ever, which means you can get it for $125, down from $180. 

    What makes this power bank so special? Well, it can charge multiple devices at once. Featuring 250W multi-device fast charging, the Anker Prime Power Bank has two USB-C ports and one USB-A port. It takes this power bank just under half an hour to get your MacBook Pro to 50 percent, while your iPhone will get to 100 percent in what will feel like no time.

    So, whether you’re traveling, enjoying a night out on the town, or working remotely, this power bank will...

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    iPhone 16 Leak Suggests New Colors May Replace Two...

    iPhone 16 Leak Suggests New Colors May Replace Two Existing Ones

    The bars are being set high each passing day for the upcoming iPhone 16 series. As much as the anticipations say, it’s expected to debut a plethora of upgrades over the predecessor in nearly most departments. On the same note, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo today revealed all the color options for the next iPhone 16 series, adding that two new color options will […]

    This post iPhone 16 Leak Suggests New Colors May Replace Two Existing Ones appeared first on The Mac Observer

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