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iWatches are the Best


Smart Watches: How They WorkContrary to popular belief, it is not difficult to understand how smart watches work. The backend, or "brain" of the watches are powered by Smart Personal Object Technology (SPOT), a technology introduced by Microsoft i...

MacBooks are the Best Choice


MacBooks are Clearly the Very Best Choice Contrary to popular belief, it is not difficult to understand how smart watches work. The backend, or "brain" of the watches are powered by Smart Personal Object Technology (SPOT), a technology introduced ...

How to Stop the Annoying Verification Required Prompts While Installing Apps on iPhone and iPad


Do you keep getting the annoying popup asking you to verify every time you try to download something from the App Store? It shows up even when you’re trying to download a free app! The popup usually says something like “Before you can make p...

Trump Says Apple Will 'Be Fine' Despite Earnings Downgrade and Claims Stock is Up 'Hundreds of Percent'


In a press conference at the White House this afternoon, U.S. President Donald Trump weighed in on Apple's recent revenue woes, suggesting the company will "be fine" despite its downgraded Q1 2019 guidance. When asked about Apple's announcement...

Deals: Microsoft Office 2016 Professional for less than $30 at GVGMall [sponsor]


GVGMall offers discounts on Microsoft’s productivity software, including the full Office 2016 Professional license for under $30 and the Office 2019 Professional key for less than $45. They also offer deals on license keys for Windows 10 Pro...

Samsung Smart TVs Will Support AirPlay 2 and iTunes Movies


Samsung and Apple are competing companies, and it wasn’t too long ago that the companies were going at it in lengthy legal battles. Continue reading →

Apple May Support RCS for Improved Text Messaging Outside of iMessage


Standard text messages aren’t great, but thankfully there’s technology out there that has improved the experience for the companies who actually support it. Continue reading →

‘iPhone XI’ Renders Reveal Triple Camera Setup on the Back


Despite the fact that we’re in 2019 already, the rumor mill has been pretty quiet on the iPhone XS successor up to this point. Continue reading →

Top 25 PUBG Mobile Tips and Tricks to Get the Chicken Dinner


PUGB or Playerunknown’s Battle Ground is quickly becoming the most popular game in the world. You can’t miss it. You’ll find groups of people playing it in cafes, in street corners, across the world. It’s a really fun way...

CES 2019: Eve Debuts New HomeKit-Enabled Eve Light Strip and Eve Energy Strip


Eve, known for its line of HomeKit-enabled smart products, today announced two new accessories that will be coming out later this year: the Eve Light Strip and the Eve Energy Strip. The Eve Light Strip claims to be the brightest HomeKit-enabled...

Samsung Smart TVs Adding Support for iTunes Video Content and AirPlay 2


Samsung today announced that it has worked with Apple to integrate iTunes movies and TV shows, as well as AirPlay 2 support, into its latest smart TVs. The features will roll out to 2018 models via a firmware update this spring and will be include...

Apple admits iPad Pro has ”subtle” flatness deviations “imperceptible” during normal use


The enclosure has subtle deviations in flatness which may be more visible “only from certain viewing angles” that Apple claims are “imperceptible during normal use.”

Pandora releases an Apple Watch app with offline playback as a paid-for feature


Being able to listen to songs when the watch doesn't have an internet connection means you can now leave your iPhone at home and listen to your Pandora playlists while on a run.

AirPlay 2 & the iTunes Movies and TV Shows app is coming to Samsung Smart TVs


AirPlay 2 support will be available on Samsung Smart TVs in 190 countries worldwide while a new iTunes Movies and TV Shows app will debut in more than a hundred countries.

Pwn20wnd launches unc0ver v2.1.1 pre-release for public testing


Hacker and unc0ver lead developer Pwn20wnd dropped the unc0ver v2.1.1 pre-release for public testing over the weekend.

Wallpapers of the week: considering the color blue


Inspired by the color of a bright sunny sky, these are perfect refreshers in the cold of winter. Grab one of these cool blue iPhone wallpapers for your Lock or Home screen.

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: HiddenAlbumLock, NextUp, Waves, and more


This roundup encompasses all the jailbreak tweaks released in Cydia from Monday, December 31st to Sunday, January 6th.

The top stories of the week on iDB


Like every Sunday, we get to take a look at some of the most popular posts that were published on iDB during the week that just ended. Whether it is a news item, a new jailbreak tweak, a tutorial, or an app review, we sum it all up in one convenie...

CES 2019: ZAGG Intros Three New Keyboard Cases for the iPad and iPad Pro


This year’s Consumer Electronics Show has officially kicked off, which means there are more new accessory announcements than you can shake a stick at. Continue reading →

Apple Supplier Announces New Light and Proximity Sensors to Help Shrink the 2019 iPhone Notch


Apple obviously has its own pipe dreams related to the iPhone, but it can only go so far based on the realities of the technology available to it. Continue reading →

Protect Your Internet Safety In The New Year With This Top-Rated VPN [Deals Hub]


This new year, make a resolution to secure your internet browsing. You never know what kind of nefarious hackers are out there, looking to steal your data. Give yourself peace of mind with ZenMate VPN: Lifetime Ultimate Subscription. Though it u...

Apple Seeds iOS 12.1.3, watchOS 5.1.3 Beta 3 to Developers [Updated]


Courtesy of the holiday break, Apple took some time off from seeding new beta releases. But now the grind is back on. Continue reading →

Deal: Apple Watch Series 3 Discounted to $229; Apple Watch Series 4 to $384


If you are looking to buy an Apple Watch Series 3 or Series 4, there are some tempting deals from Costco available right now. The retailer is offering a $50 discount on the Apple Watch Series 3 for its members thereby bringing its price down to ...

CES 2019: LG Confirms its TVs Will Support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit


2019 is apparently going to be a bold new year for Apple, as the company has already announced that its AirPlay 2 feature will be expanding to Samsung smart TVs. Continue reading →

CES 2019: Kohler Introduces HomeKit-Enabled Sensate Faucet


There have been faucets on the market, specifically from Kohler, that allow for hands-free usage. But now things are getting really interesting. Continue reading →

CES 2019: Vizio is Adding AirPlay 2 Support to SmartCast-Enabled TVs


Vizio has made a name for itself by offering up premium-experience smart TVs without charging a ridiculous amount of money for the baked-in features. Continue reading →

New iPhone Concept Showcases a Punch Hole Design


The iPhone X wasn’t the first phone with a notch, but it was Apple’s design that brought the notch design to the masses, and, as such, a variety of different smartphone manufacturers out there quickly adopted it themselves. Conti...

CES 2019: Mophie Announces Juice Pack Access Battery Case for iPhone XS, XS Max, and iPhone XR


mophie is one of the most popular third-party accessory makers out there, based on some phenomenal battery cases released over the years. Continue reading →

Apple Music Lyric Availability Expands to Additional Countries


Apple Music subscribers in a number of countries now have access to lyrics for select Apple Music songs, according to an updated Apple support page. Lyric availability has expanded to Germany, Ireland, South Africa, Spain, Mexico, New Zealand, ...

Apple Now Charging Sales Tax on All iTunes Purchases and Apple Music Subscriptions in Canada


As noted by customers on Reddit and Twitter, and on the blog iPhone in Canada, Apple has begun charging sales tax on the purchases of TV shows, movies, music, and audiobooks in iTunes and Apple Music subscriptions in Canada. The change went i...

CES 2019: The Best of CES Unveiled: Sphero's Specdrums, Artemis Smart Mirror, LG 17-Inch Ultralight Laptop and More


The annual Consumer Electronics Show starts this week, with thousands of companies overtaking Las Vegas, Nevada to show off their latest technology products. The Show officially starts on Tuesday, January 8, but as usual, there was a CES Unveiled ...

CES 2019: Honeywell Debuts T9 and T10 Pro Smart Thermostats With Room-by-Room Temperature Control, HomeKit Later This Year


Honeywell parent company Resideo today at CES 2019 introduced its latest Honeywell Home smart thermostats, the T9 and T10 Pro. The latest T-series thermostats feature wireless sensors that measure temperature and humidity on a room-by-room ba...

Apple Seeds Third Beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.3 Update to Developers and Public Beta Testers


Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming macOS Mojave 10.14.3 update to developers and public beta testers, three weeks after releasing the second beta and a month after the launch of macOS Mojave 10.14.2. The new macOS Mojave 10.14.3 ...

CES 2019: Kwikset and Mighton Announce New HomeKit-Enabled Door Locks


Kwikset today at CES 2019 announced that its HomeKit-enabled Premis smart door lock will be available in a new contemporary style with sleek, square lines later this year in the United States. While pricing was not disclosed, the current Premis is...

CES 2019: Netgear Unveils New Orbi 802.11ax Mesh Wi-Fi System for Gigabit Internet


Netgear today announced a new version of its Orbi Mesh Wi-Fi System, which is equipped with 6th-generation Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax technology that supports gigabit wireless speeds. According to Netgear, the Wi-Fi 6 version of the Orbi will allow for n...

CES 2019: ZAGG Launches New Keyboards for 9.7-Inch iPad and New iPad Pro Models


Zagg today unveiled a new line of keyboard products designed for Apple's latest iPads, including the fifth and sixth-generation 9.7-inch iPads and the 2018 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models. Slim Book Go ZAGG's Slim Book Go offers full protecti...

Judge Cuts Patent Licensing Company WiLan's $145.1M Award From Apple to $10M


Back in August, a California jury awarded Canadian patent holding company WiLan $145.1 million in an ongoing dispute with Apple after the iPhone was found to have infringed on two WiLan patents related to wireless communications technology. ...

Deals: Save on Apple Watch Series 3 and 4, Anker's USB-C Hubs, AirPods, and More


There are quite a few notable deals that began today to kick off the new year, starting with discounts on Anker's wall chargers, wireless chargers, car chargers, Bluetooth speakers, and more. Many of the sales don't require a discount code, and th...

Ikea's HomeKit-Enabled Smart Blinds Launch in Germany


Ikea this week added to its line of HomeKit-connected smart home products with the launch of the Kadrilj and Fyrtur smart roller blinds, which are now available for purchase in Germany. Both of the smart blind products are powered via a battery...

CES 2019: Seagate Launches New Seagate and LaCie SSDs and HDDs


At this year's Consumer Electronics Show, Seagate is launching a number of new external hard drives and solid state drives under its Seagate and LaCie brand names, offering up a new range of data storage solutions. Seagate's premium LaCie brand...

2019 iPhones Could Feature Smaller Notch as Apple Supplier Announces Under-Display Light and Proximity Sensors


Austrian Apple supplier AMS today announced the launch of new sensor technology that could be incorporated into future iPhones to cut down on the size of the notch that houses the TrueDepth Camera System used for Face ID. AMS has developed a ne...

Apple Seeds Third Beta of iOS 12.1.3 to Developers [Updated]


Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming iOS 12.1.3 update to developers, three weeks after releasing the last beta and a little over three weeks after releasing iOS 12.1.2, an update that focused on bug fixes for the eSIM feature and chan...

Apple Seeds Third Beta of Upcoming watchOS 5.1.3 Update to Developers


Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming watchOS 5.1.3 update to developers, three weeks after seeding the second beta and a month after releasing watchOS 5.1.2. Once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Apple D...

Apple Seeds Third Beta of Upcoming tvOS 12.1.2 to Developers [Updated]


Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming tvOS 12.1.2 update to developers for testing purposes, three weeks after seeding the second tvOS 12.1.2 beta and a month after releasing tvOS 12.1.1. Designed for the fourth and fifth-generation ...

CES 2019: Ring Debuts New Door View Cam, HomeKit Still Not Included


Ring, which was purchased by Amazon last year, today debuted its latest line of home security products. The Ring Door View Cam, its newest doorbell option, is the most notable. The Door View Cam is designed to replace the viewfinder or peephole...

CES 2019: Griffin Releasing New Wireless Charging Mats, Stands, and Power Banks for iPhone and Apple Watch Later This Year


Apple-certified accessory maker Griffin today at CES 2019 announced that it will be releasing a collection of new wireless charging solutions under its PowerBlock and Reserve brands for the iPhone and Apple Watch later this year. PowerB...

CES 2019: Griffin Releasing USB-C to Lightning Cables and Chargers Later This Year


Apple-certified accessory maker Griffin today at CES 2019 announced that it will be releasing a collection of USB-C to Lightning cables and power adapters for the latest Apple devices in the second quarter of 2019. Griffin will offer basic US...

CES 2019: Lutron Announces Caseta Smart Control System for Regular Ceiling Fans


Lutron Electronics today announced a new addition to its Caseta smart lighting system, this one focused on making most ceiling fans into "smart" ceiling fans with a new fan speed control switch. Lutron doesn't specifically mention HomeKit compatib...

Here’s how AirPlay 2, HomeKit & Siri voice control integrations will work on Smart TVs


Apple has confirmed that leading television manufacturers are bringing support for AirPlay and HomeKit to their Smart TVs. Here's what this means for you and how these capabilities, previously requiring an Apple TV, will work on third-party TV har...

How to set multiple timers on your HomePod


Save yourself from forgetting by using your HomePod for timers. Here’s how to quickly set multiple timers on HomePod with Siri.

Support for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit is also coming to LG’s 2019 Smart TV lineup


LG has become a third major television manufacturer to have announced support for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit, conveniently ahead of Apple's rumored Hollywood push.

iOS 12.1.3, watchOS 5.1.3 and tvOS 12.1.2 beta 3 have been released for testing


Following a break for the holidays, Apple on Monday released beta 3 of the upcoming iOS 12.1.3, watchOS 5.1.3 and tvOS 12.1.2 software updates.

S0rryMybad could release an iOS 12 exploit after Apple patches it in a software update


It appears that a tfp0 exploit for iOS 12 could be released in the near future, but what does this mean for the potential jailbreakability of Apple's latest mobile operating system?

It’s not just Apple: Samsung too could blame China for its first operating profit drop in 2 years


As slowing economic growth in China erodes demand for its products, Samsung is expected to announce its first drop in quarterly operating profit in two years.

Recent Vizio Smart TVs will get support for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit


Vizio has revealed SmartCast 3.0 at CES 2019 today, adding support for Apple's AirPlay 2 and HomeKit technologies to bring customers features like multi-room audio and casting from iOS/macOS without needing an Apple TV.

Mophie unveils battery cases for latest iPhones with Qi wireless charging, Lightning port access


In addition to advanced impact protection, the new Juice Pack cases feature full access to your iPhone's Lightning port and integrate a built-in battery and wireless charging.

How to send and receive SMS text messages on iPad and Mac


Do you want to send and receive SMS text messages that aren’t from other iPhone users on your iPad or Mac? This tutorial shows you how to set it up.

How to clear the DNS cache on your iPhone, iPad & Mac


A stale or corrupt DNS cache may prevent some webpages from loading at all. In this step-by-step tutorial, you will learn how to clear the DNS caches maintained by your operating system and your browser, which will speed up your web browsing exper...

CES 2019: A New Service is Using AI to Find Password Sharers


Password sharing is a thing. There’s no denying that. Whether it’s a college campus or family and friends, services like Netflix, Hulu, and others have their content shared all the time. Continue reading →

New Report Sheds Light on Carriers Like AT&T and T-Mobile Selling Customer Location Data to Some Unsavory Characters


It isn’t a secret that wireless carriers gather a lot of data from phone users on their networks — yes, even iPhones. But a new report sheds light on why that may be a bigger issue than some may have assumed. Continue reading &#8...

Tim Cook Says Apple’s Ecosystem ‘Has Never Been Stronger’


If anyone is going to go to bat for a company, it should be the chief executive. Enter Tim Cook, stage left, following warnings of a forthcoming weak first quarter. Continue reading →

Actually Keep Your New Year’s Resolution To Be More Organized With This App [Deals Hub]


Raise your hand if you have a neat, uncluttered and orderly desktop! No one? Well, that’s what we thought. Allow us to introduce you to Unclutter for Mac, the perfect tool to help you keep that New Year’s resolution to get more organ...

Hulu Now Has More Than 25 Million Subscribers, Sets Sights on Even More Content


Hulu’s been working on expanding its library of content for quite some time, which does involve grabbing some streaming rights from the previously-held Netflix. Continue reading →

Some Doctors are Worried About the ECG App in the Apple Watch Series 4


Data goes a long way, both for companies and individuals, but it looks like some doctors are worried that too much data might not be a good thing. Continue reading →

Photos Show ‘iPad Mini 4s’ With Subtle Design Change


Word on the street is that Apple is planning on launching a brand new iPad mini at some point this year. And this may be our first look at it. Continue reading →

Apple Publishes a List of AirPlay 2 Supported Smart TVs


One of the biggest announcements of 2019, surprisingly, revolves around AirPlay 2 and its broadening availability. Continue reading →

This Concept Envisions the iPhone X2 With a Slider Design


The leaked iPhone XI renders have left many people disappointed. While it is exciting that Apple is switching to a triple camera setup for its 2019 iPhone, the camera setup looks a bit odd. Well, there’s still hope for the 2020 iPhone and ...

Xiaomi Unveils $60 AirPods Clone in China, AirDots Pro


After launching the $29 AirDots last year, Xiaomi has now launched a more premium AirPods clone in China: AirDots Pro. The AirDots did not resemble the AirPods but the AirDots Pro resembles Apple’s AirPods very strongly. Continue readi...

Apple CEO Tim Cook Earned Over $15 Million in 2018, Not Counting Stock Awards


Apple CEO Tim Cook earned more than $15 million in salary in 2018 according to the 2018 proxy statement Apple filed with the SEC today. Cook earned a base salary of $3 million along with $12 million in incentives awarded for perform...

Apple Maps Gains New Indoor Mall Maps and Flyover Locations


According to its Feature Availability page, Apple today introduced a number of new features for Apple Maps. Several new Flyover locations have been added, and available maps for indoor malls have expanded. In some of these locations, the update...

CES 2019: The Best of Pepcom With Mophie, Brilliant, Aibo and More


The 2019 Consumer Electronics Show officially kicked off today, with thousands of vendors showing off everything from smart toilets to new battery packs for the iPhone. At CES, there are several major media events that are less overwhelming tha...

Apple's Annual Shareholders Meeting to Take Place on March 1 at Apple Park, Pre-Registration Required


Apple's annual shareholders meeting is set to take place at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time on March 1, 2019, the company said today in a filing with the SEC. Apple has been holding its shareholder meetings at Ste...

CES 2019: Pad & Quill Expands TechFolio Series With New Mini and Pro Options for Storing Your Gear


Pad & Quill, known for its line of Apple accessories made from high-quality leather, is expanding its TechFolio series that's designed to house cords, cables, power adapters, Apple Watch bands, the Apple Pencil, and more in one convenient place. ...

CES 2019: LifeProof Launches $99 'Lifeactiv' Water Resistant Battery Pack


LifeProof today announced the launch of a $99 Lifeactiv Power Pack 20, a 20,000 mAh battery pack that features a USB-C port and built-in water resistance. The Lifeactiv Power Pack 20 includes two 10,000mAh batteries inside, and with the USB...

CES 2019: OtterBox Teams Up With Corning for New Line of Screen Protectors


OtterBox today announced that it's teaming up with Corning for a new line of Amplify screen protectors for smartphones. For those unfamiliar with Corning, Corning is the company that creates the super strong Gorilla Glass that's used in Apple's...

Google Assistant Coming to Google Maps for iOS Today


Google is adding its Google Assistant feature to the Google Maps apps for iOS and Android, Google announced today. The feature will be available on iPhones starting this afternoon, with Google planning to enable Assistant for Google Maps via an...

Apple CEO Tim Cook: Apple's 'Ecosystem Has Never Been Stronger' and Long-Term Health Has 'Never Been Better'


Apple CEO Tim Cook will appear on CNBC's "Mad Money" show this evening, where he will speak with host Jim Cramer, and ahead of the interview, CNBC has shared some of what was discussed. The topic was, of course, Apple's recent guidance downgrad...

CES 2019: Yubico Debuts First Apple-Approved Lightning-Enabled YubiKey for Secure Physical Authentication on iOS Devices


Yubico, a company that makes physical security keys for physical two-factor authentication, today announced the upcoming launch of a Lightning-based YubiKey device that will work with Apple's iPhones and iPads. Yubico has long offered USB-A, US...

CES 2019: Nanoleaf Shows Off New Hexagon-Shaped Canvas Light Panels, Upcoming Grid Mounting Option


Nanoleaf, the company that makes lighting panels designed for walls and ceilings, is showing off an upcoming product at CES -- hexagon-shaped light panels. Nanoleaf currently offers triangle-shaped light panels and square-shaped Canvas panels, ...

CES 2019: Kenwood and JVC Debut Lineup of Wireless CarPlay Receivers


Following in the footsteps of Alpine and Pioneer, Kenwood today at CES 2019 introduced its first in-car multimedia receivers with wireless CarPlay. Kenwood is offering seven new receivers with wireless CarPlay support, many of which are part ...

Unreleased iPad Mini With Redesigned Cellular Antenna Appears in Photos


Photos of an unreleased iPad mini with hardware different than that of any previous generation of the tablet were shared on Twitter today by a person using the pseudonym Mr. White. The same user has shared many photos of what appear to be early pr...

CES 2019: Satechi Launches New Multi-Port USB-C Chargers Ideal for Latest iPad Pro, MacBook Air, and More


Satechi today at CES 2019 announced it has released two new power adapters, including a dual-port wall charger and a four-port travel charger. The wall charger features one 18W USB-C Power Delivery port and one 12W USB-A port, while the trave...

CES 2019: Sony Unveils New 6.9-Inch CarPlay Receiver With Improved Sound and Dedicated Voice Button


Sony today at CES 2019 introduced its latest aftermarket CarPlay receiver with improved sound quality and a dedicated voice button. The new XAV-AX7000 has the same 6.95-inch capacitive touchscreen as the current XAV-AX5000, but features a hig...

Apple Shares List of AirPlay 2-Enabled Smart TVs From Samsung, LG, Sony, and Vizio


A few days ago, Apple announced that AirPlay 2–enabled smart TVs are coming soon from leading manufacturers, and we've since seen a series of announcements from Samsung, LG, Sony, and Vizio at CES 2019. Apple has now shared a list of AirPla...

CES 2019: Philips Hue Gains New Outdoor Lighting Range and Outdoor Motion Sensor


Signify today announced that its Philips Hue lighting lineup is gaining new outdoor lighting and sensor options in 2019. New to the Hue Outdoor line is the Philips Hue Outdoor Sensor, which, like the indoor sensor, is designed to detect motion....

CES 2019: Anker Announces Soundcore 'Rave' Series of Portable Speakers


Anker has announced a new line of portable speakers under its Soundcore home audio brand. Dubbed the Rave series, the high-watt speakers are aimed at providing the soundtrack to your next outdoor summer party. The standard Rave speaker costs...

Plex Said to Be Mulling Ad-Supported Movies and More Premium Content Subscriptions


In a bid to compete with the likes of Amazon Prime and Roku, Plex is reportedly planning to offer users ad-supported movies and premium content subscriptions through its platform. Plex Web Shows According to TechCrunch, the personal media mana...

Xiaomi Unveils Its Own AirPods Clones


Xiaomi today unveiled a new version of its AirDots wireless headphones, and it's safe to say that the average consumer on the street would be hard pressed to distinguish the look from Apple's own AirPods. The Chinese mobile maker first appear...

iTunes movie deals: Interstellar $10, The Hunger Games $8, and more


Apple on Tuesday updated its iTunes Store with new discounts on movies and other content. Among the deals are popular space exploration films like Interstellar and Contact for under $10, and young adult adaptations like The Hunger Games and Twilig...

Your location data may have landed in the hands of bounty hunters and the black market


While carriers record locations of customers' devices on their network, they have little oversight in terms of monitoring how that data is being used once sold to a third party.

Google is rolling out Assistant in Maps for iOS


Google's voice-activated Assistant feature can now help you navigate in Google Maps for iPhone and iPad, play music, reply to messages and more.

Yubico launches first Apple approved physical security key that works with USB-C & Lightning


With Lightning on one end and USB-C on the other, this dongle can be used with iPhones, iPads and Macs to boost your security and the two-factor authentication experience on iOS.

Claimed photos of unreleased iPad mini with redesigned antenna & no LED flash


A pair of photos published Tuesday appear to depict an unreleased iPad mini model in Rose Gold that seems to have a redesigned cellular antenna and no camera flash on the back.... Read the rest of this post here "Claimed...

How to search through tabs in Safari on iPhone and iPad


Find sites and pages you have open in Safari faster. This short tutorial shows you how to search through your Safari tabs on iPhone and iPad.

My favorite accessories to use with the 2018 iPad Pro


From keyboard to protecting sleeve, and USB-C cable to battery pack, here are Anthony’s favorite 2018 iPad Pro accessories.

Satechi unveils new USB-C Power Delivery portable chargers


The new 30W and 75W portable chargers feature both USB-C and the older USB-A ports so that you can easily fast-charge multiple devices at once, such as your iPhone, iPad and Mac.

Apple shares a list of AirPlay 2–enabled televisions


Now everyone can track when new AirPlay 2-compatible television sets from major manufacturers make the list.

AirPlay 2 and HomeKit are coming to Sony’s new Android-powered 4K and 8K televisions


Sony's upcoming Z9G Series, A9G Series and X950G Series of 4K and 8K LCD and OLED television sets will be compatible with Apple's AirPlay 2 and HomeKit technologies.

How to disable Hey Siri on iPhone and iPad


If you’ve decided that you don’t want Siri listening for your request, this tutorial shows you how to disable Hey Siri in just a few taps.

Xiaomi’s new wireless earbuds look familiar


Meet Mi AirDots Pro, Xiaomi's affordable replica of AirPods that includes some features not found on Apple's buds, such as active noise cancellation and sweat resistance.

Let’s Talk iOS 273: It’s not all bad


Cody and Sebastien take a look at Apple's bad financial week. While the news certainly isn't great, it's really not all doom and gloom either. Listen in as the two try to make sense of it all.

Instagram Now Supports Posting to Multiple Accounts at the Same Time


Instagram is all about sharing those photos or videos, and it’s also a platform for influencers, companies, and markets to show off everything they can. Continue reading →

More Than a Million People Have Preordered Amazon’s Echo Auto Aftermarket Accessory


If you want to get a digital personal assistant in your car, there are ways. And Amazon’s aftermarket option has apparently proven very popular. Continue reading →

Apple Watch Series 4 and ECG App Helped One Man Identify AFIB Heart Condition


The Apple Watch Series 4 launched not too long ago, and Apple (eventually) brought with it a brand new ECG app that’s meant to help identify specific heart irregularities. Continue reading →

This Portable Charger Will Power Up Your iPhone 3x Faster [Deals Hub]


Got a lot planned for 2019? You’re going to need to stay connected. For those that know they’ll be on the go often in the new year, the Nimble Eco-Friendly 5-Day Fast Portable Charger will keep you powered up and ready to keep moving...

Apple Reportedly Told Chinese iPhone Venders to Drop iPhone 8, iPhone XR, iPhone XS and XS Max Prices


There are always two sides to every story, and that definitely appears to be the case when it comes to how the iPhone market is doing. Continue reading →

Apple Brings on Sandy Parakilas for an Internal Product Privacy Position


Apple has made sure that privacy and user security is one of the major tentpoles for the company over the years, so some hires just make sense. Continue reading →

Qualcomm Says Tim Cook’s No Settlement Discussions Comment ‘Misleading’


In his interview with CNBC’s Jim Cramer for Mad Money, Tim Cook said that Apple has not been involved in any “settlement discussions” with Qualcomm since Q3 of 2018. He also shot down reports and statements from Qualcomm of bot...

Apple to Thank Korean Police for Seizing Fake Accessories Worth $900k


Apple will be giving local Korean police a plaque to express its gratitude for getting hold of fake Apple accessories worth over a billion won (~$900,000).  Continue reading →

Apple Cuts iPhone XS and iPhone XR Production By Another 10 Percent for Q1, 2019


Apple is reportedly cutting production for the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max by 10 percent for Q1, 2019 of the calendar year. The company has already informed its suppliers about the order reduction. Continue reading →

Tim Cook: New Services Launching in 2019; Wearable Business Revenue Has Exceeded iPod Business by 50 Percent


In his extensive interview with Mad Money’s Jim Cramer, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the company’s most important contribution to mankind will be in health. Tim Cook spoke about varying topics in the interview and dismissed reports o...

Qualcomm Calls Tim Cook's Statement on Settlement Talks 'Misleading'


Apple CEO Tim Cook in an interview yesterday said that Apple had not been in any kind of settlement talks with Qualcomm since the third calendar quarter of 2018, which ended in September. Cook was referencing November comments from Qualcomm CEO...

Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 73 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements


Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced in March 2016. Apple designed the Safari Technology Preview to test features that may be introduced into future release versions of Sa...

CES 2019: Alpine Previews New CarPlay Receivers, One Features Oversized 9-Inch Hovering Screen


Alpine Electronics at CES 2019 this week debuted two new in-car multimedia receivers with wired CarPlay and Android Auto support. The new iLX-W650 receiver features a seven-inch anti-glare capacitive touchscreen with a shallow chassis that meas...

FuboTV vs. DirecTV Now: Solid Streaming TV Services With Some Drawbacks


Over the past few years, the number of streaming TV services has grown exponentially, to the point where it can get overwhelming to figure out which platform is the best for you. Major offerings include DirecTV Now, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, Hulu...

CES 2019: Elgato Unveils Thunderbolt 3 Pro Dock With Dual USB-C, Dual USB-A, Gigabit Ethernet, DisplayPort, and More


Elgato parent company Corsair at CES 2019 this week unveiled its new Thunderbolt 3 Pro Dock. The dock connects to the latest MacBook Pro and MacBook Air with a single Thunderbolt 3 cable and provides a wide variety of additional I/O connectivity o...

Sources: Apple to Expand Crowded Eaton Centre Store in Toronto, More Evidence of Yonge-Bloor Flagship Emerges


Apple's efforts to modernize its chain of over 500 retail stores around the world may extend to Canada soon. Apple plans to relocate its oft-crowded store at the Eaton Centre shopping mall in Downtown Toronto to a much larger space in the mall,...

How to Create a Virtual Home Button in iOS Using Assistive Touch


After testing some apps on an old iPhone 6 recently, I started to notice the device's Home button was becoming less and less responsive to finger presses, especially when it came to double-clicking it. Sure enough, after a few more days' use, the ...

Apple to Present Plaque to Korean Police for Cracking Down on Sale of Fake Accessories


Apple will express its gratitude to Korean police for seizing fake accessories worth 1 billion won ($892,000) by presenting a plaque to officers at a local police unit, reports The Korea Herald. As a token of thanks, Donald Shruhan, senio...

Apple Hires Prominent Facebook Critic for Internal-Facing Product Privacy Role


Apple has recruited a former Facebook employee who went on to become one of the social network's most ardent critics, reports The Financial Times (paywall). Sandy Parakilas monitored the privacy and policy compliance of Facebook developers for 18 ...

CES 2019: Gardena Smart System Now Works With Apple HomeKit


The Gardena Smart System is gaining support for Apple's HomeKit, with HomeKit integration coming to Gardena devices like the Smart Water Control, Smart Irrigation Control, Smart Sensor, and Smart Power. Gardena accessories are gaining HomeKit c...

Apple Tells Suppliers to Cut iPhone XR and XS Production by 10% for Next Three Months


Apple is telling its suppliers to cut production on new iPhones by 10 percent over the course of the next three months, reports Nikkei. Apple made the request of its suppliers late last month, asking them to produce fewer iPhones for the Januar...

Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'Apple's Most Important Contribution to Mankind' Will Be in Health


In an interview with Mad Money's Jim Cramer that aired tonight, Apple CEO Tim Cook discussed a wide range of topics, including Apple's future product plans, its health ambitions, wearable sales, and Siri improvements. According to Cook, Apple'...

Apple's Legal Dispute With Qualcomm to Continue as Tim Cook Says Claims of Settlement Talks Are False


In an interview today with Mad Money's Jim Cramer, Apple CEO Tim Cook shared some details about the company's ongoing legal battle with Qualcomm. Despite rumors of settlement talks, Cook says that Apple has not been in any settlement discussion...

Apple CEO Tim Cook Calls Reports That iPhone XR is a Flop 'Bologna'


Apple CEO Tim Cook recently sat down for an interview with Mad Money's Jim Cramer, which aired today at 6:00 p.m Eastern Time. CNBC shared tidbits of the interview this morning, but now the full discussion is available. Cook covered topics that...

30% off Holy Stone drones, $70 off iPad, and other tech deals


It’s a new year and you know what that means: new discounts on your favorite products and services. We’ve rounded up our favorite deals on electronics, video games, accessories and more. But hurry, these prices won’t last forever!

2 billionth iOS device shipped & other 2018 milestones highlighted in Apple’s SEC filing


The SEC filing reveals interesting tidbits related to Apple's important milestones in 2018, including the cost of Cook's personal security and private flying.

How to change keyboard layout on Mac


Do you want to switch from QWERTY to AZERTY or even Dvorak for your keyboard layout? Here’s how to make that change quickly on your Mac.

Apple gave Tim Cook a $12 million bonus as his total 2018 compensation hits $136 million


The iPhone maker gave its CEO 22% Increase in pay, helping boost his compensation for fiscal 2018 to to $15.7 million as the company topped financial targets.

Apple hires prominent Facebook critic Sandy Parakilas to bolster its privacy team


One of the most vocal Facebook critics has been hired by the iPhone maker as a product manager in its privacy team.

Shortcuts Focus: how to work around publication paywalls to read articles for free


Taking advantage of a feature that some publishers have chosen to turn on, this handy iOS automation workflow for Apple's Shortcuts app lets you bypass paywalls in Safari to read subscription-only articles from the likes of WSJ, NYT, FT and others...

How to change formats for dates, times, numbers and currencies on Mac


Want to customize the date or time format on your Mac or change the currency type or measurement units? Here’s how to do it all.

Pwn20wnd revises unc0ver v2.1.1 pre-release with bug fixes and improvements


The unc0ver v2.1.1 pre-release received a small revision on Tuesday with bug fixes and improvements.

Apple cutting iPhone production by 10% this quarter, report claims


For the second time in two months, Apple is cutting iPhone production, according to a new report from Nikkei. Citing sources with knowledge of the request, the outlet says Apple has asked its suppliers to produce 10% fewer handsets than originally...

Amazon’s IMDb Launches ‘Freedive’, a New Ad-Supported Movie and TV Streaming Service


You get a streaming service! You get a streaming service! And you get a streaming service! Continue reading →

Wireless Charging Is Completely Hassle-Free With This Charger [Deals Hub]


We thought wireless charging was supposed to make life easier! Unfortunately, most wireless chargers require you to set your phone up at a certain angle or place it just right, so tossing your phone down and going about your business isn’t...

Carriers Say They Will Close Access to Customer Geo-Location Data to Third-Parties


One of the pieces of the giant data puzzle that carriers are able to routinely obtain from a smartphone on its network is geo-location, but unfortunately for customers that data hasn’t been handled all that well. Continue reading →

Apple Seeds iOS 12.1.3 Beta 4 to Developers and Public Beta Testers [Updated]


Apple appears to be fast-tracking the next release for iOS, as it seeds another beta to developers. Continue reading →

Samsung Galaxy S10 Unveiling Set for February 20


Samsung has confirmed via its official social media platforms that it will indeed be launching the Galaxy S10 at an Unpacked event on February 20 in San Francisco. While not mentioned in the invite, Samsung is also expected to unveil its foldabl...

Samsung’s Galaxy S10 and Foldable Phone Could Launch Next Month


Samsung is reportedly looking to unveil the Galaxy S10 and its foldable phone on February 20 at an Unpacked event to be held simultaneously in San Francisco and London. If true, this means the company will not be waiting for MWC 2019 to unveil i...

Apple Maps Gains Turn-by-Turn Directions in Select Cities in India


Apple has rolled out turn-by-turn directions for Apple Maps in India. Right now, the service is only available in selected metro cities of the country. Similar to Google Maps, Apple is also offering users option to book cab rides from Uber or Ol...

Apple's Mac Sales Drop in Q4 2018 Amid Worldwide PC Shipment Decline


Apple's worldwide Mac shipments fell in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to new preliminary PC shipping estimates shared this afternoon by Gartner. During the quarter, Apple shipped an estimated 4.9 million Macs, down from 5.1 million in t...

Reports Suggest Ring Allowed Employees Unfettered Access to Customer Camera Feeds


Over the course of the last month, some troubling information has surfaced about Ring, the Amazon-owned company that has millions of cameras inside and outside homes across the globe. The Information in December suggested Ring employees in both...

Apple Cuts iPhone XR Prices for Third-Party Distributors in China


Apple has dropped the price of the iPhone XR by about $100 for its channel partners in China, reports Yahoo Finance. The price cut allows third-party vendors to purchase the iPhone XR more cheaply, which allows the device to be sold to custome...

Amazon Deals: Save on Aukey's MFi-Certified Lightning Cables, Twelve South's PowerPic Frame, and More


There are a few notable deals happening on Amazon this week, including promo codes from Aukey, a lowest-ever discount on Twelve South's new PowerPic frame, a combo deal on Mophie Qi chargers, and more. Starting with Aukey, the accessory maker h...

CES 2019: The Best of ShowStoppers and the Show Floor


The 2019 Consumer Electronics Show is wrapping up, with Friday being the final day. For our last CES video, we visited ShowStoppers, the show floor, and a few vendor events to show MacRumors readers some of the coolest stuff that we saw this year....

T-Mobile Launches 'Caller Verified' Tool to Protect Subscribers From Scammers


T-Mobile today launched a new "Caller Verified" feature that's designed to offer its customers more protection from scammers and spammers who spoof legitimate phone calls to attempt to fool smartphone owners. Caller Verified uses the STIR and S...

Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.3 Update to Developers and Public Beta Testers


Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming macOS Mojave 10.14.3 update to developers and public beta testers, a few days after releasing the third beta and more than a month after the launch of macOS Mojave 10.14.2. The new macOS Mojave...

Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of iOS 12.1.3 to Developers and Public Beta Testers


Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming iOS 12.1.3 update to developers and public beta testers, a few days after releasing the third beta and three weeks after releasing iOS 12.1.2. Registered developers can download the new iOS 12.1...

CES 2019: Scosche Launches New Qi-Based Wireless Charging Options


Scosche today announced the launch of several new products that make Qi wireless charging easier and more convenient for Apple's iPhone 8 and later. MagicMount Charge 3 The new Qi-compatible 10W MagicMount Charge 3 is the latest MagicMount pro...

Samsung Announces Galaxy S10 Event on February 20 in San Francisco, May Include Foldable Smartphone


Samsung today announced it will be hosting an event on Wednesday, February 20 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, with the media invitation teasing new Galaxy S10 smartphones. Samsung's event invite ...

How to Check AirPods Battery Life on iPhone and Apple Watch


Apple AirPods offer around five hours of listening time and two hours of talk time on a single charge, and if you pop your AirPods for 15 minutes in their case, you can get up to three hours of listening time or over an hour of talk time. ...

Upcoming Hulu App Interface Changes Aim to Simplify Navigation and Aid Discoverability


Hulu is about to update its streaming app to make it easier to navigate and discover new content, according to TechCrunch. The big change coming in the next few weeks will be to the Hulu Lineup screen that users see when the app is launched....

Instagram Now Lets Users Post to Multiple Accounts Simultaneously


Instagram is rolling out a new feature that allows posting content to multiple accounts at the same time. The social network confirmed to TechCrunch that the feature is now rolling out to all users of its iOS app: An Instagram spokesperson conf...

Apple Maps Gains Turn-by-Turn Directions for India


Apple has added turn-by-turn navigation to Apple Maps for India. The app now offers the detailed directions for driving and walking, with options to book a ride through Uber and Ola also showing within the app. Still missing for users in Indi...

CES 2019: Pioneer's Smart Sync In-Dash Smartphone Receiver Turns Your iPhone Into a Car Radio Display


Pioneer today announced the U.S. launch of the SPH-10BT, a new in-dash digital media receiver designed to work with a smartphone as a display. The SPH-10BT is Pioneer's first receiver of this type equipped with a built-in smartphone cradle that...

Tihmstar is tinkering with an exploit for iOS 11.4-11.4.1 devices, but there are caveats


Respected jailbreak hacker tihmstar is experimenting with an iOS 11.4-11.4.1-centric exploit that could potentially put a jailbreak in more people's hands.

Checking how long it’s been since you last rebooted or started up your Mac


If you're trying to troubleshoot your Mac, knowing when precisely you last rebooted or started the machine up can be quite useful, if not enlightening. Checking your Mac's uptime is easy, and we'll show you how.

AirPlay support is coming to VLC for Android


The popular VLC media player will bring AirPlay support to its Android app in a future update. The news has been formally confirmed by one of the app’s lead developers.

Apple slashes iPhone XR prices for resellers in China by about $100


Conveniently ahead of Chinese New Year in February, Apple has now cut iPhone XR prices for local resellers following what has been described as a tumultuous few months.

T-Mobile’s new Caller Verified feature offers more protection from scammers and spammers


“It’s a bad day to be a scammer,” said the carrier as it launched a new feature that offers customers even more protection from scammers and spammers than before.

Apple seeds fourth betas of iOS 12.1.3 and macOS 10.14.3


Apple on Thursday seeded the fourth beta of iOS 12.1.3 to developers. The release comes just three days after the beta 3 rollout, and registered developers can install the update via the iOS over-the-air mechanism, or through Apple's Dev Center.

Samsung to unveil Galaxy S10 with punch-hole display & foldable smartphone on February 20


It will launch as many as five premium smartphone models by midyear following official unveiling ahead of Mobile World Congress later this month.

Apple Maps: new Flyover locations & indoor maps, turn-by-turn directions in India


Apple Maps has rolled out several of its offerings to new markets, including speed limits in Canada, turn-by-turn directions in India and new flyover locations and indoor maps.

Your can now upload feed posts across multiple Instagram accounts at once


Instagram for iPhone is rolling out now a handy new feature which permits its iOS customers to publish a feed post to several of their own accounts at once.

The best apps to help you fall asleep


At the end of the day, you may feel exhausted but that doesn’t mean you can fall right to sleep. Here are the best apps to help you fall asleep.

Verizon is Testing a Cloud Streaming Service for Games Called ‘Verizon Gaming’


As 5G starts to become the norm, which is going to happen sooner rather than later for some customers, wireless companies are going to start finding new ways to tap into the more powerful wireless technology. Continue reading →

Apple Considered Using 5G Modems From Samsung, MediaTek, and Intel for 2019 iPhones


Word on the street is that Apple isn’t rushing to adopt 5G technology in its iPhone lineup this year, but it appears that the company at least considered it. Continue reading →

2019 iPhones May Support Wi-Fi 6


Apple’s newest iPhones, which are expected to launch later this year, are already rumored to feature quite a few noteworthy changes. Continue reading →

Upgrade Your MacBook Pro’s Port Situation With This Hub [Deals Hub]


MacBook Pros are sleek and functional, but let’s face it — they aren’t super handy when it comes to ports. If you’re the owner of a 2016 or 2017 MacBook Pro, chances are pretty good that you’ve discovered this flaw. For...

Should the iPhone Adopt the Punch-Hole Design?


Apple wasn’t the first company to launch a smartphone with a notch, but the company definitely brought all of the attention to the design philosophy. As a result, we saw a lot of different phones with their own take on the notch. Conti...

unc0ver Jailbreak Users Can Now Install Sileo Package Manager


Just over two weeks after the first public beta of Sileo was released, the package manager now works with unc0ver jailbreak which is a popular and frequently updated iOS 11 – iOS 11.3.1 (iOS 11.4 beta 3) jailbreak. The original version of ...

Don’t Expect TCL to Support AirPlay 2 in Its Smart TVs Any Time Soon


Apple decided that 2019 was going to start off with a bang as the company announced that AirPlay 2 support was landing on several different smart TVs from different brands. Continue reading →

Late-2012 iMac Becomes Obsolete on January 30


As another year ticks by, more of Apple’s older devices become officially listed as obsolete or vintage, depending on the region. Continue reading →

Best Buy 2-Day Sale Discounts iPad Pro by $150, 9.7-inch iPad by $75


Best Buy is offering some sweet discounts on various Apple products for the weekend including discounts of up to $75 on the 9.7-inch iPad, $400 on the iPhone XR and iPhone XS, iPad Pro, and more. Continue reading →

Do AirPods Work Well on Android Devices?


Though designed for the iPhone, Apple's AirPods are also compatible with Android smartphones and tablets, so you can take advantage of Apple's wire-free tech even if you're an Android user or have both Android and Apple devices. You do, of cour...

Vizio Says 2016 4K SmartCast TVs Will Support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit


AirPlay 2 and HomeKit functionality will be available on all of Vizio's 2016 4K UHD SmartCast Displays, the company recently confirmed on Twitter. Vizio's Twitter account for support questions supplied the information in response to a question ...

Apple Buys 50 Business Class Seats From San Francisco to Shanghai Every Day


Apple is United Airlines' biggest customer at the San Francisco International Airport, according to signs the airline has available that were shared on Twitter today. According to United, Apple spends $150 million on airline tickets each ye...

Possibilities of a Triple-Lens iPhone Camera: Improved 3D Sensing, Zoom, and Low-Light Photos


Following in the footsteps of Huawei and likely Samsung, Apple is widely rumored to release at least one new iPhone model with a triple-lens rear camera in 2019. That model is now believed to be the next generation of the iPhone XS Max. A rende...

Apple Considered 5G Modem Chips From Samsung, MediaTek, and Intel for 2019 iPhones


Qualcomm, Apple, and other suppliers are in court this week as Qualcomm faces off with the FTC over an antitrust lawsuit accusing the company of using anticompetitive tactics to remain the main supplier for baseband processor for smartphones. S...

Apple Music Debuts Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Video From Queen Biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody'


Apple Music today debuted a new exclusive special feature that takes a look behind the scenes of the Queen biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody." The 16-minute feature is called "Rami Malek: Becoming Freddie," and it focuses on the transformation that actor ...

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a 'Limitless 2.0' iPhone Case and Accessory from Mous


For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Mous to give MacRumors readers a chance to win an iPhone case and an iPhone case accessory from the company's Limitless 2.0 product line. Priced from $39.99 to $59.99, the Limitless 2.0 cas...

2019 iPhones Could Feature Support for Wi-Fi 6


Apple's upcoming 2019 iPhones could feature support for Wi-Fi 6, Barclays analyst Blaine Curtis said today in a CES wrap-up report. Wi-Fi 6, otherwise known as 802.11ax, is the next-generation Wi-Fi standard following 802.11ac. The new sta...

CES 2019 Wrap-Up: AirPlay 2 TVs, Battery Cases for Latest iPhones, Third-Party Lightning to USB-C Cables, and More


Today is the final day of CES 2019 in Las Vegas, where thousands of companies showed off their latest connected tech products. As usual, Apple did not have an official presence on the show floor, but there were several announcements and a wide var...

TCL on AirPlay-2 Enabled TVs: 'We Are Currently Committed to Roku'


Earlier this week, Apple announced that AirPlay 2-enabled smart TVs are coming from leading manufacturers, including Samsung, LG, Vizio, and Sony. Those four brands lead the TV market in the United States, but up-and-coming Chinese vendor TCL has ...

First-Generation iPod Shuffle Turns 14 Today


Today marks the 14th anniversary of the unveiling of the first-generation iPod shuffle, presented by former Apple CEO Steve Jobs on stage at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco. On January 11, 2005, Apple debuted the first-of-its-kind iPod shuffle,...

Apple Adding Late 2012 iMacs to Vintage and Obsolete Products Pilot Program at End of January


In an internal memo distributed to Apple Authorized Service Providers, obtained by MacRumors, Apple has indicated that Late 2012 model 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMacs will be added to its vintage and obsolete products list on January 30. Vintage ...

WSJ on 2019 iPhones: Triple-Lens Rear Camera on Next iPhone XS Max and Dual Rear on Next iPhone XR


Apple plans to release three new iPhone models later this year, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal today:iPhone XR successor with a LCD display and dual-lens rear camera iPhone XS successor with an OLED display and dual-lens rear ...

TiVo to Launch Apple TV App Later This Year


TiVo is planning to launch apps for Apple TV, Roku, and Fire TV later this year, reports Zatz Not Funny via The Verge. The apps will let people watch live or recorded video on multiple TVs without the need to purchase a TiVo Mini. The TiVo Mini...

Building a Mac style menu for iOS


iPhone and iPad are held back in the productivity department in part due to Apple's decision not to adopt a more comprehensive menu system beyond iOS's weird popovers. What iOS needs is Mac style menus.

How Apple could make the notch less notchy


Samsung’s Galaxy A8s has a hole-punch display and the upcoming Galaxy S10 should put the camera and the sensor array inside a small circular cutout in the display. Apple, meanwhile, is rumored to get rid of the notch entirely in future models. ...

Chart: every product Apple has made so far


What's your best-loved Apple gadget? Apple has 40 years of history building great hardware so this isn't an easy question to answer. To help you with it, here's handy infographic covering every product Apple's ever made.

Several jailbreak hackers and developers now warn that Sileo could end the BigBoss repository


Several developers and hackers are now warning that Sileo's methods could run the BigBoss repository out of business. Is using the new package manager worth it?

How to see the exact dates when apps and macOS were last updated on your Mac


Have you been wondering how you can find out the exact dates when apps and macOS were last updated on your Mac? This tutorial shows you how.

HomeKit for TV allegedly supports controlling power, volume, input source, brightness & more


Apple's HomeKit platform allegedly includes support for controlling power, volume, input source, brightness and so forth on compatible Smart TV sets.

Tihmstar achieves tfp0 exploit on iOS 11.4-11.4.1, jailbreaks could soon adopt support


The exploit that tihmstar was tinkering with on iOS 11.4 and 11.4.1 has granted the hacker tfp0, which means if could soon be used in public jailbreaks such as unc0ver.

How to install the Sileo package manager on the unc0ver jailbreak


In this tutorial, we show you how to install the Sileo package manager alongside Cydia on a handset jailbroken with Pwn20wnd's unc0ver jailbreak tool.

You can now install the Sileo package manager on the unc0ver jailbreak


You can now install the Sileo package manager on a device pwned by way of the unc0ver jailbreak.

TiVo’s upcoming tvOS app will let you watch live and recorded television on your Apple TV


TiVo's tvOS software will permit customers to watch live or recorded video on additional televisions in their home without having to invest in separate TiVo Mini extender boxes.

Pwn20wnd pushes another revision to unc0ver v2.1.1 pre-release with bug fixes and improvements


Hacker Pwn20wnd issued another revision to the unc0ver v2.1.1 pre-release this week with bug fixes and improvements.

WSJ: 2019’s iPhone XS Max will rock 3 rear cameras, XR’s successor to gain 2 rear cameras


Three new iPhone models are planned for 2019, including an iPhone XR successor with two rear cameras instead of one and a model with a triple-rear camera on the back.

How to download your Flickr photos and videos


If you’ve decided to move away from Flickr or just back up your items on your computer, here are a few ways to download your Flickr photos and videos.

Apply a custom color palette to iOS’ official Twitch app with Serene


Ever wish you could customize the color scheme of the official Twitch app for iOS? If so, you're in luck!

FullMusic11 makes the Music app’s Now Playing interface look nicer on iOS 11


The look and feel of the Now Playing interface in iOS 11's Music app leaves a lot to be desired. Fortunately, this tweak can fix that.

AirPower Has Reportedly Entered Production


A report originating from ChargerLAB in Hong Kong claims that Apple supplier Luxshare Precision has started producing AirPower. The report is based on news from “credible sources” so there’s no way to verify its authenticity. T...

PSA: Beware of WhatsApp Gold and Account Takeover Scam


If you are a heavy WhatsApp user, there are two scams going on currently that you should be aware of. The first one is ‘WhatsApp Gold,’ an old scam which is recirculating again. You might receive a message from an unknown number or f...

Apple Spends Over $35 Million Yearly and Books 50 Business Class Tickets to Shanghai From SFO Daily


As per promotional banners shared by United Airlines, Apple is its biggest corporate customer and spends $150 million on tickets every year. The Cupertino company books 50 business class tickets on flights to Shanghai from the SFO airport from U...

Report: AirPower Has Entered Production and Coming Soon [Updated]


Apple's long-awaited wireless charging mat AirPower might finally be on the horizon if the latest rumor is to be believed. Hong Kong website ChargerLAB cites a "credible source" within Apple's supply chain who claims Chinese manufacturer Luxs...

Apple’s allegedly begun production of the elusive AirPower multi-device wireless charger


Originally intended to be released in 2018, the Qi wireless charger could be coming soon because Apple's suppliers have purportedly begun mass production of the device, with one company said to start churning out first units later this month.

Harpy: A new jailbreak app that lets you rule your local Wi-Fi network with an iron fist


You can now manage your local Wi-Fi network or Personal Hotspot with a powerful new jailbreak app called Harpy.

Quoth, Good Chats, Moderation, and other apps to check out this weekend


This week's edition of our Apps of the Week roundup includes an AI app for Instagram quotes, a Hunger Games-inspired chat client and a simpler solution for tracking what you eat. And as always, we've selected two great new games for you to check out.

Tihmstar Says ‘Something Cool’ Coming for iPhones Running iOS 11 Featuring a Headphone Jack


Last week, Tihmstar revealed found a useful exploit in iOS 11 that could have possibly allowed for an iOS 11.2.6 – iOS 11.4.1 jailbreak for iOS devices featuring a headphone jack. After doing the hard work of getting tfp0, Tihmstar has de...

How to Fix Face ID Problems on iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR


Love it or hate it, you cannot ignore Face ID now. After first being introduced with the iPhone X in 2017, Face ID is now the only biometric authentication method offered by Apple across its 2018 iPhone and iPad Pro lineup. It took years for the...

HomePod Launching in China and Hong Kong on January 18


Apple today announced that its HomePod speaker launches in China and Hong Kong on Friday, January 18. It will be available for 2,799 yuan in China and HK$2,799 in Hong Kong from Apple.com, Apple Stores, and authorized resellers. Apple had...

Report: AirPower Has Entered Production and Coming Soon


Apple's long-awaited wireless charging mat AirPower might finally be on the horizon if the latest rumor is to be believed. Hong Kong website ChargerLAB cites a "credible source" within Apple's supply chain who claims Chinese manufacturer Luxs...

Pwn20wnd pushes unc0ver v2.1.1 to the public, no longer considered a ‘pre-release’


Hacker and unc0ver lead developer Pwn20wnd has released unc0ver v2.1.1 to the masses following a week-long beta period. This release encompasses bug fixes and jailbreak optimizations.

Wallpapers of the Week: streets and roads


Download this collection of wallpapers of winding forest roads, city streets, and wide open country vistas. Perfect for a Lock screen, these wallpapers range from super busy to serene.

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: FullMusic11, Harpy, Serene, and more


This roundup encompasses all the jailbreak tweaks released during the past week, from Monday, January 7th to Sunday, January 13th.

Tihmstar opts not to release standalone exploit, instead says “something cool coming”


A recently-announced tfp0 exploit will not be released to the public by hacker tihmstar. Instead, something different appears to be in the works.

Pwn20wnd drops a fifth revision to the unc0ver v2.1.1 pre-release with more improvements


Pwn20wnd released the fifth revision to the unc0ver v2.1.1 pre-release this weekend with more bug fixes and improvements.

NBC is Going to Launch an Ad-Supported Streaming Service in Q1 2020


Another day, another company is launching another streaming service. At least this one’s not arriving for another year. Continue reading →

Apple Wanted to Use Qualcomm Chips in 2018 iPhones but Qualcomm Wouldn’t Sell


By now it’s old news that the iPhone XS lineup and the iPhone XR use Intel chips under the hood, rather than a mix of Intel and Qualcomm. Continue reading →

Norway is Investigating Tidal’s Allegedly Fraudulent Streaming Numbers


Tidal, one of the other streaming services out there, ran afoul of some troubling reports regarding its streaming numbers. Continue reading →

This iPhone Gadget Ups Your iPhone Photography Game [Deals Hub]


These days your iPhone also serves as your camera. While that certainly makes life more convenient, it doesn’t always result in quality photographs. That’s where Shuttercase for iPhone comes in! For just $49.99, Shuttercase for iPhon...

Apple Now Emailing Owners With Older iPhones to Try and Sell the iPhone XR


It might be possible that some owners of older iPhone models don’t know about the iPhone XR, but, hey, just in case Apple’s sending out email reminders! Continue reading →

Facebook is Expanding Stories to Cover Live Events


Facebook’s Stories feature, which was a grasp at trying to steal folks away from the Snapchat platform, might be getting quite a bit more useful in the coming months. Continue reading →

YouTube Adds Native Support for 2018 iPad Pro; Instagram Once Again Optimized for iPhone XR, XS Max


Apps need to support device displays if people actually want to enjoy them, but sometimes the rollout takes time or leads to more issues. Continue reading →

iPhone Shipments Declined by 50 Percent in India in 2018


It was not only the poor iPhone sales in China which led Apple to revise its revenue forecast for Q4, 2018. The company also had a poor run in India where it saw iPhone sales decline by a staggering 50 percent in 2018. Continue reading →

Apple Music No Longer Allows Streaming Songs on HomePod and iPhone Simultaneously


If you own a HomePod and don’t have an Apple Music family account, your music listening experience is going to get a bit more restrictive. Apple is no longer allowing HomePod owners to stream different tracks on their HomePod and on their ...

iPhone XR IP67 Water-Resistant Rating Explained: Here’s What It Really Means


Despite costing almost $250 less than the iPhone XS, the iPhone XR offers almost the same set of features and experience as its more expensive sibling. Apple does make a few compromises to reach that $749 price tag of the iPhone XR including a d...

Apple-Owned Company FoundationDB Open Sources FoundationDB Record Layer Used by CloudKit


Apple-owned company FoundationDB today announced the open source release of the FoundationDB Record Layer, which it says offers up relational database semantics on top of FoundationDB with schema management, indexing facilities, and a "rich set of...

Anker to Launch USB-C to Lightning Cables in March


Apple late last year began allowing third-party companies to produce Made for iPhone or "MFi" certified USB-C to Lightning cables, and as a result, multiple companies have been announcing the upcoming launch of new USB-C to Lightning cable options...

NBCUniversal to Launch Standalone Streaming TV Service in 2020


Comcast's NBCUniversal is planning to launch its own ad-supported streaming television service in the first quarter of 2020, the company announced today. The upcoming service will be available for free to anyone that subscribes to a traditional...

2020 Toyota Supra Features Wireless CarPlay


Toyota today announced that its all-new 2020 Supra sports car, introduced at the annual Detroit Auto Show this week, will feature wireless CarPlay. 2020 Toyota Supra The upgraded 3.0 Premium trim, starting at $53,990 in the United States, ...

Confirmed: Toronto's Eaton Centre is Finally Getting a New Apple Store


The busiest shopping mall in North America for the past several years will finally be getting a brand new Apple Store in the not too distant future. Apple's new store will take over this Abercrombie & Fitch location via Pedro Marques A new bui...

Apple Wanted to Use Qualcomm Chips for 2018 iPhones, But Qualcomm Wouldn't Sell Them


As the FTC's antitrust trial against Qualcomm continues, Apple's chief operating officer, Jeff Williams, has taken the stand to share details on the terms of Apple's contracts with Qualcomm. There's no live feed of the trial, but reporters incl...

Facebook Stories to Get Experimental Event Planning Feature


Facebook has revealed plans to start testing a way for users to "share the events" they are interested in and "coordinate to meet up with friends" using its Stories feature, according to The Verge. The test will roll out to Facebook users on iPhon...

Apple's Interactive Mobile Website Highlights New Features of 2018 iPad Pro


Apple is featuring a mobile website that allows visitors to interact with the 2018 iPad Pro, "the biggest change to iPad since iPad," according to the interactive website's banner (via Reddit). The page features four tabs revolving around the bigg...

Apple Targeting Users of Older iPhones With iPhone XR Email Campaign


Apple continues to aggressively market the iPhone XR, with one of its latest tactics being customized emails to owners of older iPhone models with a trade-in value of the older device and a tech specs comparison with the iPhone XR. An email s...

HomePod Now Counts Toward Apple Music Device Streaming Limits for Single Memberships, Apple Encouraging Family Upgrades


When it launched, Apple's HomePod smart speaker did not count toward an Apple Music subscription's device streaming limit. This meant that single-user Apple Music subscribers could stream one song on an iOS device and another on HomePod simultaneo...

YouTube App Now Natively Supports 2018 iPad Pro Displays, But Home Indicator Overlaps Menu Bar


YouTube updated its iOS app over the weekend with native support for the layout and resolutions of the latest 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro displays, but as noted on Twitter and Reddit, the home indicator now overlaps the bottom menu bar. Tw...

Apple Pay Expected to Launch in Czech Republic and Slovakia in Late February to Early March


Apple Pay will launch in the Czech Republic and Slovakia in late February to early March, according to Seznam Zprávy and Živé. Czech Republic's two largest banks Česká spořitelna and Komerční banka, along with mBank, MONETA, and Air B...

How to Use AirPods With Your Mac and Customize Controls


If you've set up your AirPods with your iPhone and your Mac is signed in to iCloud with the same Apple ID, then your AirPods should be ready to use with your Mac. Ideally, all you need to do is put your AirPods in your ears, click the Blueto...

iPhone Chipmaker Dialog Reports Low Sales Projection for Fourth Quarter


Apple supplier Dialog Semiconductor reported on Monday that its projected sales for the fourth quarter of 2018 would be at the low end of its original target (via CNET). The German chipmaker, whose partnership with Apple makes up around 75 pe...

Survey Finds 78% of Patients Satisfied With Apple Health Records at UC San Diego Hospital


UC San Diego Health recently sent an online survey to its first 425 patients who activated Apple Health Records in 2018, and among 132 respondents, 78 percent indicated that they were "satisfied with using the feature." 96 percent of responde...

In change of heart, Sileo Team says BigBoss repository can display one ad


The Sileo Team announced Monday evening that it would allow the BigBoss repository to display a single ad in the next beta preview. But will that be enough?

15 actually useful iPhone tips


If you just got a brand spanking new iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8 or older running Apple's latest iOS 12 software or last year's iOS 11 update, be sure to check out our collection of more than a dozen lesser known but useful tips and t...

How to customize folder icons on Mac


Want to change a default folder icon to a photo or logo? We’ll show you how to customize the folder icons on Mac.

Vizio’s AirPlay 2 & HomeKit support stretches all the way back to 2016 SmartCast TV models


The American TV manufacturer's now confirmed that its older 2016 models will be gaining the handy AirPlay 2 and HomeKit features via a firmware update.

Launchtron is a side-oriented quick app launcher for jailbroken devices


Looking for a fancy new way of switching between apps on your jailbroken iPhone or iPad? If so, try a new free release called Launchtron.

MessageBubbles brings a new look and feel to your messaging notifications


If you do a lot of messaging, then MessageBubbles can put a fresh coat of paint over your incoming notification interface.

Apple Music no longer allows parallel streaming on HomePod & iPhone without a family account


A bug which permitted Apple Music subscribers to listen to different music on their HomePod and iPhone at a time has now been fixed.

HomePod will be available in mainland China and Hong Kong starting Friday


Availability of Apple's Siri-powered wireless speaker is scheduled to expand to mainland China and Hong Kong starting this coming Friday, January 18

Apple Launches New Smart Battery Cases for iPhone XS, XS Max, and iPhone XR


Apple didn’t launch a battery case for the iPhone X, but the company is coming back strong with three new cases for its three newest iPhones. Continue reading →

Apple and A24’s First Film Will be Directed by Sofia Coppola, Will Star Bill Murray and Rashida Jones


Apple is investing quite a bit into a streaming initiative that will more than likely see the light of day in 2019. Continue reading →

2019 iPhone With Triple Rear Camera System Shown Off in New Render


Word on the street is that Apple is going to use three cameras on the back of at least one of the new iPhone models this year, and renders are starting to surface. Continue reading →

Apple Loses Appeal Against VirnetX in Patent Case, Must Pay Out $440 Million


Apple has been battling VirnetX in patent cases for quite some time, and the trials have typically not gone in Apple’s favor, which is a trend that continues today. Continue reading →

DuckDuckGo is Going to Use Apple Maps for Local Searches


If you choose to use the other search engine, DuckDuckGo, then you may be happy to know Apple Maps is getting some big integration into the service. Continue reading →

It Is Time for Apple Switch to USB-C for iPhones


After ditching the Lightning port and switching to USB-C for its 2018 iPad Pro lineup, Apple is reportedly also considering switching to USB-C for its 2019 iPhone lineup. But are you ready to give up on your Lightning accessories and welcome USB...

Start Building Your Own Apps With The Help Of This Online Course [Deals Hub]


Want to start developing your own apps in 2019? Into to macOS Development gives you the hand-on practice necessary to hone your skills. This online course typically retails for $199, but is currently available for 90% – that’s just $...

Apple Executive Johny Srouji May be a Candidate to Become Intel’s New CEO


Intel is currently looking for a new Chief Executive Officer. The company is eyeballing several different potentials, and an Apple executive may be on the list. Continue reading →

Nike Introduces the ‘Adapt BB’ for the Perfect Fit in a Shoe Thanks to an App and Power-Lacing System


Self-lacing shoes have been a pipe-dream for quite some time, with some past iterations almost getting it just right. Continue reading →

Pandora Launches a Native Smart Assistant Called ‘Voice Mode’ for iOS


One day there might be one digital assistant to rule them all (probably not), but until that day arrives we’re just going to keep using a lot of them. Continue reading →

AirPower: Everything We Know


What is AirPower? AirPower is an Apple-designed charging mat designed to charge Qi-based iPhones, the Apple Watch, and the AirPods, using a specially designed and as-of-yet unreleased wireless compatible AirPods Charging Case. Apple's AirPower...

Apple Releases Smart Battery Cases for iPhone XS, XS Max and XR, Qi Wireless Charging Supported


Apple today released new Smart Battery Cases designed for its 2018 iPhone lineup, including the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR. Available in black or white, each Smart Battery Case is priced at $129 and is designed to add extra battery life to t...

AirPods Live Listen: Hearing Aid or Spy Tool?


Apple in iOS 12 introduced a new Live Listen feature that's designed to turn the iPhone into a remote microphone for the AirPods. Live Listen has been around for years for MFi-compatible hearing aids, but it's only with the addition of AirPods ...

Apple's First A24 Film to Star Bill Murray and Rashida Jones, Sofia Coppola to Direct


Apple late last year teamed up with indie entertainment studio A24 to produce a series of films for its upcoming streaming service, and now the first film under that partnership is in the works. According to Variety, Apple and A24's first movie...

Another Possible Triple-Lens Camera Design in 2019 iPhone Shown Off in Renderings


Multiple rumors have suggested at least one of the 2019 iPhone models will feature a triple-lens camera design, but smartphone leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer (aka OnLeaks) believes Apple is still finalizing just what the triple-lens design will look l...

Apple Must Pay VirnetX $440 Million for Patent Infringement, Appeals Court Rules


Apple must pay VirnetX $440 million after an appeals court upheld an earlier judgement in favor of the patent holding company, reports Reuters. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit today denied Apple's appeal of a 2016 verdict ...

DuckDuckGo Integrates Apple Maps for Map and Address Searches


Privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo today announced that it is using Apple's MapKit JS framework to power the map and address-related searches that its users conduct on both mobile and desktop. MapKit JS allows DuckDuckGo to provide users ...

Deals: Save on Pad & Quill's iPhone Cases, New 4K Films for $10 on iTunes, and More


This week is seeing notable discounts hit Pad & Quill's leather iPhone cases, Apple Watch Series 3 at Best Buy, brand-new 4K films on iTunes, and much more. At Pad & Quill this month, you can save some money on the company's leather iPhone case...

Apple's Chipmaking Chief Johny Srouji Reportedly on Intel's List of Potential CEOs


Intel has been searching for a new CEO since Brian Krzanich resigned nearly seven months ago, and Axios now reports that the chipmaker's list of candidates includes Johny Srouji, Senior Vice President of Hardware Technologies at Apple. Srouji...

Netflix Plans Latest Price Hike, Standard Plan Increasing From $11 to $13/Month


Netflix today announced that it will raise the prices for all of its subscription tiers, the latest price hike since November 2017. Specifically, the cheap "Basic" tier will rise from $8 to $9/month, the popular HD "Standard" tier will ris...

Verizon Reportedly Adding Apple Music as Free Perk on Select Unlimited Data Plans [Update: Confirmed]


Verizon subscribers with an iPhone or Android smartphone and a Beyond Unlimited or Above Unlimited data plan will soon have unlimited access to Apple Music at no additional cost, according to documentation obtained by 9to5Mac. The report clai...

Kano Teaming Up With Disney for New Star Wars-Themed Coding Products


Kano, the company known for its range of products designed to teach coding to kids and adults alike through innovative coding projects, today announced a new two-year partnership with Disney. Under the terms of the partnership, Kano plans to de...

Pandora Launches Voice Assistant in iOS App


Following in the footsteps of Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, Pandora today launched its own voice assistant available within its iOS and Android apps. When the app is opened, users can turn on "voice mode" and say "Hey Pandora," asking the ass...

Nike Debuts $350 iPhone-Controlled Self-Adjusting Basketball Shoes


Nike today introduced new iPhone-controlled self-adjusting basketball shoes based on its latest FitAdapt technology. The new Nike Adapt BB shoes feature an advanced power-lacing system with a custom motor that senses the tension needed by the...

German Court Throws Out Latest Qualcomm Patent Case Against Apple


A German court on Tuesday threw out a new patent lawsuit filed by Qualcomm, which the U.S. company claimed was violated by the use of its chips in Apple's iPhones (via Reuters). The regional court in the city of Mannheim dismissed the Qualcomm ...

Samsung Prioritizes India With Launch of Galaxy M Series With Infinity-V Display


Later this month, Samsung will launch its new mid-range Galaxy M series. These are the first smartphones to feature the company's Infinity-V display, so-called due to its centered teardrop-shaped notch housing the front-facing camera. Samsung h...

Apple Replaced 11 Million iPhone Batteries in 2018, Up From 1 to 2 Million


Apple replaced a total of 11 million iPhone batteries under the $29 battery replacement program that was introduced at the end of 2017 and ran through 2018 before ending on December 31, 2018. The tidbit was shared by Tim Cook at a recent al...

Apple May Be Working on 7th-Generation iPod Touch, 2019 iPhones Could Adopt USB-C


Apple could have a 7th-generation iPod touch in the works, according to new information shared today by Japanese site Mac Otakara. Several suppliers at CES 2019 reportedly told Mac Otakara that a 7th-generation iPod touch "might" be in developm...

Police Can't Force You to Unlock an iPhone Using Face ID or Touch ID, California Judge Rules


Law enforcement officials can't force smartphone users to unlock their devices using fingerprints or other biometric features such as facial recognition, according to a Northern California court ruling from last week. The ruling, which was shar...

iTunes movie deals: Get Out, Split, Unbreakable and other hits under $10


Apple on Tuesday updated its iTunes Store with new discounts on movies and other media. Among the deals are classics like Forrest Gump and The Big Lebowski, and newer hits like Get Out and Ex Machina, all for under $10. Check out our full roundup ...

Appeals court rules Apple must pay VirnetX $440 million in patent case


A U.S. appeals court has upheld a judgement against Apple worth $440 million, reports Reuters. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denied the iPhone-maker's request to throw out the 2016 jury verdict, which found it guilty of infring...

Apple releases Smart Battery Cases for iPhone XR, XS and XS Max


Apple on Tuesday released a handful of new Smart Battery Cases for its latest line of iPhones. The Cases are priced at $129, available in both black and white colorways, and are available for the iPhone XR, the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max.

New renderings show another possible triple-lens iPhone design


New renders surfaced on the web today, purporting to show the design of one of Apple's next iPhone. In a joint venture, Indian website CompareRaja and notorious smartphone leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer (OnLeaks) released the images, which they believ...

Nomad launches new Natural leather accessory line for Apple Watch and AirPods


Nomad on Tuesday released a new line of Apple accessories it's calling the Natural Collection. The lineup includes new Apple Watch bands  and an AirPods case, all draped in the same beautiful Horween leather the Santa Barbara company has become k...

How to close your move, exercise and stand rings on Apple Watch without leaving your couch


Closing those activity goals and rings on your Apple Watch each day isn’t easy. Here’s how to close them from the comfort of your couch.

DuckDuckGo’s address and map searches are now powered by Apple Maps


DuckDuckGo says it's worked closely with Apple “to set a new standard of trust online” for address and map searches performed on desktop and mobile devices.

Apple’s chip wizard Johny Srouji is allegedly being considered for the CEO job at Intel


Apple's boss of hardware and chip technologies is being considered as Intel's new chief executive following the resignation of the previous CEO, Brian Krzanich.

Netflix raises Standard plan from $11 to $13 a month, Basic & Premium get a price hike too


The new rate hikes constitute a jump of between 13 and 18 percent, which files as the company’s biggest increase since launching the popular video-streaming service twelve years ago.

Apple’s replaced 11 million iPhone batteries under the discounted $29 program


The figure was revealed during Apple’s all-hands meeting with employees on January 3. This is the first real number we have about market performance of the company's $29 offer.

How to use a different spell check language on iPhone, iPad and Mac


Want to add another dialect or change the spell check language on your iOS device or Mac? You can do this in a few steps and here’s how.

Charlie Sloth hosts a new rap show on Beats 1 after departing BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra


The United Kingdom's hip-hop DJ Charlie Sloth departed BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra in November. The controversial hip-hop DJ has now confirmed that he has joined Apple Music and Beats 1.

Let’s Talk iOS 274: It’s getting sizzling


New year, new iPhone! Cody and Sebastien talk about rumors of a 3-lens iPhone, the imminent release of AirPower, and more concrete news, such as Apple opening up to TV makers, and more.

Shortcuts Focus: how to turn on your Apple TV with a custom Siri phrase


If you use Apple' Shortcuts app for iOS automation, this simple script will let you turn on or wake up your Apple TV and its connected TV set, on demand, with a custom Siri phrase.

Good Morning: A tweak that launches your favorite app before you wake up every morning


Good Morning launches a specific app of your choice when you wake up every morning to ensure you don't miss a beat.

Report claims Apple may be working on new iPod touch, bringing USB-C to 2019 iPhones


Apple may be working on a new iPod touch, according to a report from Japanese blog Mac Otakara. Citing supplier sources at CES earlier this month, the outlet says the company may be working on a 7th generation of the device, which was last updated...

A look at the beautiful Reclaimed Wood Stand Up Desk from UPLIFT


The tough part about writing a review for a standing desk is feeling the need to first convince you that you need a standing desk. Standing is good for your health, sitting is the new smoking, blah-blah-blah-blah. But for the purpose of this hands...

Due to Poor Holiday iPhone Sales, Apple May Cut Back on New Hires


Apple is a giant company and that means there are a lot of spots to fill, but it sounds like the company may be reigning in any extra new hires. Continue reading →

Spotify is Testing ‘Car View’ for Better Controls While Driving


You should not use your smartphone while you’re driving, but if you do use it to control music while behind the wheel, Spotify wants to help in some way. Continue reading →

iPhone XI Said to Feature 10MP Selfie Camera, Will Stick With Lightning


The rumor mill is starting to pick up steam when it comes to the incoming 2019 iPhone lineup, and today we have new information to share. Continue reading →

iPhone XS Battery Case Kind of Fits the iPhone X, but Charging System Fails to Function [Update: Kind of Works!]


The iPhone XS Smart Battery Case launched earlier this week, and initial hands-on impressions are starting to trickle in. Continue reading →

Veteran Producer Jason Katims is Joining Apple


Apple has a streaming service on the way, one that will include movies and TV shows, and it’s hiring a lot of people to help bring that vision to life. Continue reading →

Make Your MacBook Pro Way More Functional With This Hub [Deals Hub]


MacBook Pros are sleek and functional, but let’s face it — they aren’t super handy when it comes to ports. If you’re the owner of a 2016 or 2017 MacBook Pro, chances are pretty good that you’ve discovered this flaw. For...

iPhone XS, XS Max Smart Battery Cases Have a Lower Battery Capacity Than Previous Cases


Yesterday, Apple made sure the rumor mill wasn’t a liar and launched three new Smart Battery Cases. Continue reading →

Fortnite is Estimated to Have Made $2.4 Billion in 2018


Have you heard of this thing called Fortnite? It sure does seem pretty popular! Continue reading →

How to Repair and Unlock Your iPhone With dr.fone


The iPhone works great most of the time. But when it stops working, fixing it up usually ends up causing you a lot of frustration. If you forgot your iPhone passcode, you’ll have to reset the whole device again. If your iPhone is stuck on the ...

Deal: Amazon Discounting the 2018 iPad Pro by $100


Amazon is offering a discount of up to $100 on Apple’s 2018 iPad Pro lineup. That’s a great deal given the amount of technology and horsepower these tablets pack. Continue reading →

Apple to Cut Back on New Hires Following Disappointing Holiday iPhone Sales


Apple plans to cut back on hiring for some divisions of the company after disappointing iPhone sales during the holiday season, reports Bloomberg. Apple CEO Tim Cook shared the news with employees at an all-hands meeting earlier this month. Acc...

2019 iPhone Could Feature 10MP Front Camera, 10MP and 14MP Rear Lenses, No USB-C


Apple's 2019 iPhones could feature upgraded front-facing and rear cameras, redesigned internal layouts, and Lightning ports, according to new details known leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer (aka OnLeaks) shared with Indian site ComparaRaja. Over the c...

Smart Battery Case for iPhone XS Appears to Be Compatible With iPhone X


Apple yesterday debuted new Smart Battery Cases for the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR, and review units are in the hands of members of the media and some lucky people who received early deliveries. Many iPhone X users have been wondering if the iPh...

Showrunner Jason Katims Leaves Universal TV to Develop Content for Apple


Well-known producer, writer, and show creator Jason Katims has departed Universal TV after inking a multi-year deal with Apple, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Under the exclusive deal, which kicks off this summer, Katims will create conte...

Correction: iPhone XS and XS Max Smart Battery Cases Have Larger Capacity Than Previous Versions


While reports today suggested that Apple's new Smart Battery Cases for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max have lower battery capacities than previous versions for iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 models, it turns out the new cases actually have larger capacitie...

Apple Business Chat Expands to Sprint Customers, TD Ameritrade Deposits via Apple Pay, and More


Sprint today announced that customers can now chat directly with its support representatives using Apple Business Chat. Sprint customers can use Apple Business Chat to message an agent, learn about Sprint plans, and more at any time of the da...

Apple in Discussions With Private Medicare Plans to Offer Apple Watch to Seniors


Apple is in talks with at least three private Medicare plans in regards to subsidizing the Apple Watch for people over the age of 65. The news comes from a report today by CNBC, citing sources familiar with Apple's plans. The discussions are ...

Apple Pay Head Jennifer Bailey to Deliver Keynote at World's Largest Payments Technology Event


Apple Pay vice president Jennifer Bailey will be the keynote speaker at TRANSACT, the world's largest payments technology event. Bailey, who leads the Apple Pay team under Apple services chief Eddy Cue, will discuss how Apple is bringing custom...

Westworld Mobile Game Removed From iOS App Store Following Bethesda Dispute


Warner Bros' Westworld mobile game, which bore a notable resemblance to Bethesda Softworks' Fallout Shelter game for smartphones, has been removed from the iOS App Store and Google Play Store. The removal comes seven months after Bethesda sued War...

AirPower Referenced in iPhone XS Smart Battery Case Description in Malaysia [Removed]


As discovered by MacRumors tipster Sri Ram and others on Twitter, Apple has referenced its long-awaited AirPower charging mat in the product description for its new iPhone XS Smart Battery Case in Malaysia. Apple released Smart Battery Cases ...

Tim Cook Tweets Story of User's Apple Watch Detecting Atrial Fibrillation


Apple CEO Tim Cook today shared a story on Twitter of an Apple Watch that alerted its user to atrial fibrillation, potentially saving their life in the process. Elissa Lombardo tweeted Cook with her husband's experience with Apple Watch that ...

Review: Anker's Soundcore Life 2 Bluetooth Headphones Offer Active Noise Cancelation Without Breaking the Bank


Anker is best known for its well-received power banks and mobile charging accessories, but the Chinese company has also been busy building its subsidiary Soundcore brand, under which it offers home audio products like smart Bluetooth speakers and ...

How to Use the macOS Help Menu


The ever-present Help menu in your Mac's menu bar is an easily overlooked aspect of macOS, but it's home to some surprising and extremely handy features that every user can benefit from. Apart from being a useful first port of call for any qu...

Apple planning to cut hiring due to slipping iPhone sales


Apple is looking to cut back on hiring due to slipping iPhone sales, reports Bloomberg. Citing sources familiar with the matter, the outlet's Mark Gurman says the company plans to reduce hiring for some divisions following weaker-than-anticipated ...

Next iPhone could feature 10MP front camera and 14MP rear camera


This year's iPhone may feature significantly upgraded front and rear camera sensors, according to Indian website CompareRaja. In a joint report with prolific smartphone leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer (OnLeaks), the outlet says at least one of the pro...

Apple’s new Smart Battery Case fits an iPhone X, but charging requires iOS 12.1.3


Apple's new Smart Battery Case does fit your iPhone X but charging reportedly requires iOS 12.1.3, currently in beta, due to an apparent software block in iOS 12.1.2.

Apple’s new Smart Battery Cases sport larger capacity than previous versions


While Apple's tech specs for just-released Smart Battery Cases for the latest phones omit any mention of battery capacity, they do have larger capacities than the old ones when taking voltage into consideration.

Apple could subsidize Apple Watch for seniors with private Medicare plans


Good news for older Medicare users who can't afford Apple's wearable device: the iPhone maker is reportedly working to subsidize Apple Watch costs for at-risk seniors.

Apple Pay chief Jennifer Bailey to deliver keynote at the leading payments tech event


Apple Pay’s Vice President Jennifer Bailey will deliver the keynote speech at TRANSACT, the world’s largest payments technology show running from April 30 through May 2.

Two innovations that make Apple’s updated Smart Battery Case a worthwhile purchase


Apple's revised Smart Battery Case provides owners of the latest iPhones with multi-day battery life. Here are two key innovations that set it apart from the old case.

How to use the Irregular Rhythm Notifications on Apple Watch


Interested in receiving Irregular Rhythm Notifications on your Apple Watch? This could be the first step in identifying a heart condition called AFib.

Verizon is now offering free access to Apple Music


Apple has just expanded its reach with free Apple Music membership now being offered as a perk to Verizon Wireless customers who are on the carrier's Beyond Unlimited and Above Unlimited plans.

Apple’s first collaboration with A24 is Sofia Coppola’s “On the Rocks” starring Bill Murray


The first Apple-A24 project will be a feature film directed by Sofia Coppola, starring Bill Murray and Rashida Jones of “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation”.

Video: former iOS chief Scott Forstall reveals tidbits about macOS & Apple TV development


Thanks to a rare interview with Scott published last week, we now have yet another nice glimpse of Apple's creative process during Steve Jobs's heyday.

Netflix: ‘We Compete With (and Lose to) Fortnite More Than HBO’


Netflix just announced that it is raising prices, which may be a sticking point for a lot of subscribers. But that isn’t stopping the streaming company from looking ahead and staying competitive in a very busy market. Continue reading ...

NHL Teams Get New iPad Pro Units and a Custom App to Help Track Stats


As is the case with any sport, stats are a big deal. And not just to the fans out there, but even more so for the teams and players. Continue reading →

Walmart Has Abandoned Plans for Its Own Streaming Service


Rumors had been growing that Walmart was working on its own streaming service of some kind, but now it turns out that has all gone out the window. Continue reading →

Google is Paying Fossil $40 Million for IP Related to Smartwatch Tech


Fossil uses Google’s Wear OS as a platform for its smartwatches, but there is other technology baked into the smart devices to help them stand out. Continue reading →

Simon Kinberg, David Weil Land 10-Episode Sci-Fi Series at Apple


Apple has decided to throw the gloves off when it comes to the streaming battle, and has landed yet another major deal. Continue reading →

Conquer Your Aversion To PDFs With This Handy Transformative Tool [Deals Hub]


In today’s world, PDFs are unavoidable. So even if you’re not the biggest fan of the inconvenient file type, you’re bound to have to work with them. Let PDF Converter OCR 6 help you conquer your aversion to this pesky problem w...

Analysts Believe Apple May Tap Qualcomm for 5G Modems in 2020 iPhones After All


Apple is going to have to jump on the 5G bandwagon at some point, and all signs point to a 5G iPhone launch in 2020. Continue reading →

Leaked Samsung Galaxy S10+ Benchmarks Show it Can’t Keep up With the iPhone XS


The Samsung Galaxy S10 lineup is scheduled to be unveiled on February 20, but leaked benchmark scores for one of the unreleased models doesn’t paint a great picture for the upcoming flagship. Continue reading →

New iPhone XR May Feature a New Antenna Design for Faster Data Speeds


Wireless carriers are upgrading their networks to offer faster, more stable data speeds. But that only counts for so much if devices don’t support it. Continue reading →

Apple and Johnson & Jonson Will Host an Apple Watch Study to Diagnose Stroke Risk


The Apple Watch is a powerful machine, capable of helping people identify a AFib heart condition, but now Apple is trying to discover yet another feature. Continue reading →

Hands-On With Apple's New Smart Battery Cases


Apple on Tuesday released new Smart Battery Cases for the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR, offering a convenient but expensive way for iPhone users to get additional battery life. The Smart Battery Cases will be in stores starting tomorrow, but we go...

HomePod Now Available for Purchase in China and Hong Kong


Apple earlier this week announced that the HomePod would be available in China and Hong Kong on Friday, January 18, and as promised, the smart speaker is now available for purchase in both locations. HomePod is priced at 2,799 yuan in China and...

New NHL iPad App Offers Coaches Access to 60+ Real-Time Individual and Team Statistics


The National Hockey League today announced the upcoming launch of a new app designed for the iPad that will provide coaches with more than 60 different real-time individual and team statistics on iPads that will be available on the bench during ga...

Apple Suppliers Cutting Sales Forecasts Amid 'Extraordinary' Decline in Chinese Demand


Major Apple suppliers in Asia have been cutting their 2019 sales forecasts and some have cited an "extraordinary" drop in Chinese demand, reports Nikkei. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC), which supplies the A-series chips used in th...

Review: Belkin's Boost Up Wireless Charging Dock for iPhone and Apple Watch is Convenient but Expensive


Belkin is known for a range of accessories for the iPhone, and when Apple introduced support for Qi-based wireless chargers, Belkin was quick to come out with a range of options. The Boost Up Wireless Charging Dock, which debuted in September, ...

Apple Inks Deal for 'Large Budget, Ambitious' Sci-Fi Series From Simon Kinberg, Known for 'X-Men' Movies


Apple has inked a deal for a 10 episode season for an as-of-yet untitled science fiction series from Simon Kinberg and David Weil, reports Deadline. Simon Kinberg is known primarily for his work on the "X-Men" series, as well as movies like "Mr...

Deals Spotlight: Get Aukey's USB Wall Chargers for as Low as $7 This Week


Popular third-party accessory company Aukey has debuted a new crop of discount codes this week, this time including two sales on useful wall charger accessories. Both of the deals seen below will expire on Monday, January 21, so be sure to check t...

Barclays: There's Still a 'Good Chance' Apple Will Have to Use Qualcomm 5G Modems in 2020 iPhones


While recent reports have suggested Intel will supply Apple with 5G modems for 2020 iPhones, the chipmaker has struggled with its consumer 5G modems, to the extent that Apple has allegedly "been unhappy" with Intel's progress. Despite its app...

Johnson & Johnson and Apple Collaborate on New Heart Health Program Aimed at Accelerating AFib Diagnosis


Johnson & Johnson today announced that it has entered into a research study with Apple to investigate whether a new heart health program using a Johnson & Johnson app in combination with the Apple Watch's irregular rhythm notifications and ECG app...

Next-Generation iPhone XR Said to Feature 4x4 MIMO Antenna Design Enabling Faster Data Speeds


The next-generation iPhone XR will feature a 4x4 MIMO antenna design, according to a Barclays research note obtained by MacRumors. 4x4 MIMO, short for multiple-input, multiple-output, has the potential to significantly improve LTE transmissio...

Google Pixel 3 'Lite' Shows Up in Video Leak


Google's answer to the iPhone XR appears to be close to launch in the form of a more affordable version of its flagship Pixel 3 smartphone, if a new video leak is accurate. Andro News apparently got hold of a pre-production unit of the upcomi...

iPad Mini 5 and New Entry-Level iPad Said to Launch in First Half of 2019


Apple is said to be launching two new tablets in the first half of this year, including the rumored "iPad mini 5" as well as a likely replacement for its current entry-level iPad. DigiTimes made the claim today in a report highlighting stable...

How to Make Your iPhone Display Dimmer Than Standard Brightness Controls Allow


If the screen of your iPhone or iPad is too bright for comfort, the usual solution is to go to Settings -> Display & Brightness and drag the Brightness slider to the left, or open Control Center and adjust the corresponding setting from there. ...

Tim Cook Urges U.S. Congress to Pass Comprehensive Federal Privacy Legislation in Op-Ed


U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Wednesday introduced the American Data Dissemination Act, legislation that would require the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to submit detailed recommendations for privacy requirements that Congress can impose on t...

Leaked Benchmarks Suggest iPhone XS Outperforms Samsung's Upcoming Galaxy S10+


Samsung is planning to announce its new 2019 flagship smartphones on February 20, but ahead of their debut date, benchmarks of the new S10+ model were shared on Slashleaks. According to the data, Apple's current crop of iPhones, equipped with A...

Video: hands-on with Caviar’s $4,200 gold-plated, solar-powered iPhone X


iDownloadBlog's Harris Craycraft is taking a closer look at an insane 24k gold, solar-powered iPhone X made possible by Caviar, a company known for creating ridiculously luxurious replacement casings for Apple's iPhone models.

Apple has green lit a large-budget sci-fi series co-written by “X-Men” producer Simon Kingberg


Apple continues to build out its upcoming video-streaming service: it has green lit a 10-episode season of an untitled science fiction series created and co-written by Simon Kinberg of the X-Men fame.

DigiTimes: iPad mini 5 and a replacement for the 9.7″ iPad launching in the first half of 2019


Apple could launch the next iPad mini alongside an updated entry-level 9.7-inch iPad in the first half of 2019, according to a new supply chain report released Thursday.

Barclays: the next iPhone XR may bring faster data speeds via 4×4 MIMO antennas


The next iPhone XR may enable faster data speeds thanks to a new 4×4 MIMO antenna design, an improvement over the 2×2 MIMO LTE antennas in the current iPhone XR.

How to forward a text message on iPhone, iPad and Mac


Want to forward a text message on iPhone, iPad, or Mac? It’s easy to do, takes just a few seconds, and this tutorial shows you how.

Review: Picaso Lab leather sleeve—pack your 2018 iPad Pro with confidence


If you're looking for a stylish, protective sleeve for your 2018 iPad Pro made out of premium Napa leather using the unmatched crafting skills, look no further than Picaso Lab.

Apple Posts 5 Tutorial Videos for the New iPad Pro


Apple has a handful of new tutorial videos for the newest iPad Pro. No, it doesn’t include a video on how not to bend the new tablet. Continue reading →

Spotify Reportedly Working on an In-Car Device to Play Music


Auto manufacturers take kindly to Apple’s CarPlay and Android Auto at this point, both of which Spotify supports as well, but it looks like the streaming service wants to fork out on its own. Continue reading →

Leaked Emails Reveal the Reason Why Apple and Qualcomm Fell Apart


Things aren’t going so hot between Apple and Qualcomm at the moment, with no end in sight to the issues. Continue reading →

Apple Forced to Retract Part of Press Release Regarding iPhone Sales in Germany in Qualcomm Battle


First Apple was dealt a blow as certain iPhone models were banned in Germany, and now the company has to retract a statement in a press release! Continue reading →

Did You Ever Try Out Microsoft’s Windows Phone?


It feels like forever ago that Microsoft had a viable option in the smartphone wars, but that time is officially coming to an end. Continue reading →

Facebook Messenger’s Redesign is Finally Rolling Out to All Users


Facebook Messenger has picked up a lot of features and design tweaks over the years, but late last year the social network finally decided to tone things down. Continue reading →

PSA: Verizon’s Free Apple Music Subscription Isn’t Available for the Grandfathered ‘Verizon Plan Unlimited’


Verizon and Apple have collaborated on a nice deal for Apple Music subscribers, with the carrier opting to cover the cost of a monthly subscription for some. Continue reading →

Get The Most Out Of Your Mac With This App Bundle [Deals Hub]


Get a new Mac over the holiday season? The Mac Power User Bundle will ensure you’re using your new gadget to the best of its ability, giving you four top Mac apps that will help manage your Mac’s data, increase download speeds and mu...

Verizon is Going to Start Offering Spam Protection to All Customers in March


T-Mobile and AT&T have been offering free spam protection on some level or another as a free service to customers for quite some time, and Verizon is finally following suit. Continue reading →

Foxconn Removes 50,000 Contract Workers Months Earlier Than Usual


The slowdown in iPhone sales has led many Apple suppliers to cut thousands of seasonal jobs earlier than usual. Foxconn, Apple’s biggest supplier, has removed 50,000 contract workers from its factory in Zhengzhou since October. Usually, F...

How to Passcode Lock an App in iOS


Apple doesn't have an official method for individually locking sensitive apps like Photos with a passcode, but luckily there's a workaround that was introduced in iOS 12 with Screen Time. If you really want to make sure one of your apps is inac...

Apple Shares New Videos Highlighting What You Can Do With an iPad Pro


Apple today uploaded a new series of iPad Pro videos to its YouTube channel, showing off the different features and capabilities of the new devices. There are five videos, focusing on taking notes, going paperless by scanning documents, hosting...

7 Useful iPhone Tips You Might Not Know


So you've been using an iPhone for years now and think you have it all figured out? Don't be so sure. We've gathered up 7 tricks obscure enough that even the most seasoned iPhone user is likely to learn something new, so make sure to check out our...

Apple Highlighting Future's 'THE WIZRD' Album and Documentary


Future's newest album, "THE WIZRD, is now available on Apple Music along with an exclusive documentary. Apple is highlighting the new content on its main Apple.com website. "THE WIZRD" includes previously released singles like "Crushed Up" and ...

Apple's New Smart Battery Case: Everything You Need to Know


Apple in January launched Smart Battery Cases designed for the iPhone XS, XS Max, and iPhone XR. The Smart Battery Cases are designed to add additional battery life to Apple's newest iPhones. Priced at $129, the Smart Battery Cases come in ...

Qualcomm and Apple Partnership Crumbled Over Fears Apple Would Leak Qualcomm Software to Competitors


Apple and Qualcomm are embroiled in a bitter legal battle over licensing and royalty fees that's lasted for two years now and has led to the breakdown of the relationship between the two companies, but there may have been other factors in the brea...

Review: Apple's Beddit 3.5 Sleep Monitor Loses Features, but Gains Accuracy


Apple in 2017 purchased Beddit, a company that makes a sleep monitoring system designed to track your sleeping habits to help you improve your sleep hygiene. Apple hasn't said much about the purchase, nor what it's doing with the data it collec...

Apple Ordered to Retract Part of Press Release in Ongoing Qualcomm Battle


Apple has been ordered to stop using a part of a recent press release that claimed the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 would still be available in Germany through carriers and resellers, reports Bloomberg. Apple released the statement following a prelimi...

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a 'MagicMount Pro Charge' Wireless Charger for iPhone From Scosche


For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Scosche to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win one of the company's MagicMount Pro Charge wireless chargers. Priced at $69.99, the MagicMount Pro Charge is a versatile, upright wireless cha...

Microsoft Suggests Windows 10 Mobile Users Switch to iOS or Android as Support Winds Down


With support for the now-discontinued Windows 10 Mobile devices set to end on December 10, 2019, Microsoft is recommending that its current Windows 10 Mobile customers move to an Android or iOS device instead. Microsoft made the recommendation ...

AAPL Stock Recoups Losses Incurred After Tim Cook Slashed Apple's Revenue Guidance


AAPL shares are currently trading above the $157 mark on the intraday market, recouping virtually all losses incurred since Apple CEO Tim Cook slashed Apple's revenue guidance by up to $9 billion for the first quarter of its 2019 fiscal ye...

Foxconn Cut 50,000 Contract Workers Months Ahead of Schedule Due to Poor iPhone Demand


Apple supplier Foxconn has let go around 50,000 contract workers at its iPhone factory in Zhengzhou, China, with the first cuts happening in October 2018. As one source with knowledge of Foxconn's plans told Nikkei, the scale of the cuts is not wh...

Austrian Privacy Watchdog NOYB Accuses Apple and Others of Failing to Comply With GDPR in Europe


Austrian non-profit organization NOYB, the "European Center for Digital Rights," has reportedly filed a complaint against Apple and seven other tech companies for allegedly failing to comply with GDPR in the European Union. NOYB said it teste...

Google Fuels 'Pixel Watch' Rumors in $40 Million Deal for Fossil Smartwatch Tech


Google and watchmaker Fossil Group today jointly announced a $40 million deal that will see the search giant take ownership of a portion of Fossil's smartwatch technology. Fossil Sport smartwatch The deal, which is being described as "tran...

Data Broker Acxiom Comes Out in Support of Apple CEO Tim Cook's Call for US Data Privacy Regulation


One of the biggest ad data brokers has come out in support of Apple CEO Tim Cook's call for federal privacy legislation to regulate the collection and use of personal data in the United States. In a statement Thursday evening provided to Busi...

Sketchy Rumor Suggests 2019 iPhone Could Feature 4,000mAh Battery, 15W Wireless Charging, 3X Telephoto Camera and 120Hz Display [Update: Fake]


Earlier this month, Weibo user C Technology (via Wccftech) shared some alleged details about the upcoming successor to the iPhone XS Max, which may or may not be accurate. The next iPhone XS Max has been pegged as the 2019 iPhone that will feat...

Apple posts new videos demonstrating things you can do with iPad Pro


Apple on Friday posted a series of videos to its YouTube channel, highlighting things you can do with the iPad Pro. There are a total of 5 clips, and they cover tasks like creating a presentation, hosting a podcast and taking notes. We've rounded ...

Foxconn cuts 50K contract workers early amid iPhone sales slump


Foxconn has been forced to cut contract workers early amid iPhone sales slump, reports Nikkei. Citing an industry source familiar with the situation, the outlet says around 50,000 seasonal employees have been let go since October at the company's ...

Microsoft pushing users to iOS and Android as it ends support for Windows 10 Mobile


Microsoft is officially putting an end to its mobile phone efforts, at least in their current form. In a new support document, first spotted by Thurrott, the company says that on December 10, 2019, Windows 10 Mobile users will stop receiving secur...

The best apps to discover new music


Tired of the same old songs and music apps? Try something different with these awesome apps to discover new music and artists from all over the world.

How to extract audio from video on iPhone, iPad and Mac


Creating a sound file from a video on iPhone, iPad, or Mac is easier than you think. This tutorial shows you how to extract audio from video on your device.

Blurbe puts a darker spin on some of iOS’ blurred interfaces


Blurbe is a new free jailbreak tweak that ensures a darker UI tint for most of iOS' blurred interfaces; it works great with Dark Mode tweaks!

NCFancy replaces the ‘No Notifications’ text in iOS 10’s Notification Center with storage info


If you're still rocking a jailbroken iOS 10 handset, then this new free jailbreak tweak can replace your Notification Center's useless 'No Notifications' text with storage capacity widgets.

iPhone XS and iPhone XR Smart Battery Case FAQ: Everything You Need to Know!


Earlier this week, Apple launched the Smart Battery Cases for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. The battery cases are now available for purchase through Apple’s retail and online store. Planning on buying one? Read this article ...

Apple Begins Selling iPhone SE Again on Clearance Store, Starting at $249 Brand New


Four months after Apple stopped selling the iPhone SE, the beloved device has made a sudden return to Apple's online store. Apple is offering the iPhone SE with 32GB of storage for $249 and with 128GB of storage for $299 on its cleara...

Pwn20wnd releases unc0ver v2.1.3 with bug fixes and improvements


Hacker and unc0ver lead developer Pwn20wnd has released an update to the iOS 11-centric jailbreak tool on Saturday with bug fixes and improvements.

10 ways Apple could improve the MacBook Pro


I love my MacBook Pro, but I still think there are some ways Apple could make it better. In this piece, I share ten ways Apple could improve the MacBook Pro.

Wally Next, Flake Face, Key Passages, and other apps to check out this weekend


This week's edition of our Apps of the Week roundup includes a sharp-looking financial tracker, a selfie-snowflake-maker, and an app for making digital annotations on physical books. And as always, we've selected two great new games for you to che...

YTMiniBarX rounds the corners of the mini bar in the official YouTube app


YTMiniBarX gives the mini bar in Google's official YouTube app rounded corners. If you ask us, this is how Google should have shipped their app to begin with.

Apple Shares New ‘Shot on iPhone’ Video, ‘The Lonely Palm Tree, Samoa’


The long-running “Shot on iPhone” ad campaign has been used to showcase the camera prowess in quite a few different iPhone models over the years. Continue reading →

The Top 6 Cheap Accessories for 2018 iPad Pro


An iPad Pro is built to serve all purpose, be it entertainment or work. It is a super-efficient device to have. Despite its versatility and a stellar selection of pro apps, it still requires some catalysts to increase its productivity, especiall...

Apple Starts Selling the iPhone SE Again through Its Clearance Store


Apple has once again started selling the iPhone SE through its online store. The company had stopped selling the iPhone SE after its iPhone event in September last year. This time around, Apple is selling the iPhone SE through its clearance stor...

Apple's Latest 'Shot on iPhone' Video Reflects on Life of 17-Year-Old Athlete From American Samoa


Apple has shared a new "Shot on iPhone" video on its YouTube channel that presents a portrait of Eddie Siaumau, a 17-year-old athlete from American Samoa who has just accepted a full-ride scholarship to a NCAA Division I university. The small...

How to Cancel an Over-the-Air iOS Update in Progress


When an over-the-air iOS update starts downloading on your iPhone or iPad, you can monitor its progress in the Settings app via General -> Software Update. The lack of a cancel option on this screen seems to imply that there's no way to prev...

Apple Begins Selling iPhone SE Again on Clearance Store, Starting at $249 Brand New [Sold Out]


Four months after Apple stopped selling the iPhone SE, the beloved device has made a sudden return to Apple's online store. Apple is offering the iPhone SE with 32GB of storage for $249 and with 128GB of storage for $299 on its cleara...

Pwn20wnd drops unc0ver v2.2.0 pre-release for public testing with a bevy of improvements


Hacker and unc0ver lead developer Pwn20wnd dropped the first and second unc0ver v2.2.0 pre-releases on Sunday, bringing a long list of changes to the iOS 11-centric jailbreak tool.

Aluminum Apple logo wallpapers for iPhone


There's nothing like a classic Apple logo wallpaper for your favorite device. We've featured loads of Apple logo wallpapers but today there is a fancy new aluminum skeuomorphic twist.

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: Blurbe, Launchtron, and more


This roundup encompasses all the jailbreak tweaks released in Cydia from Monday, January 14th to Sunday, January 20th.

Smart Battery Case, rumors of a new iPod touch, iPad mini, USB-C iPhone, and more news to check out this weekend


Were too busy to keep up with all the Apple news this week? We've got you covered with this roundup summing up everything you should know about.

A New ‘iPhone XI’ Concept Video Shows Off Three Rear Cameras, USB-C, and an iPad Pro-Like Design


The rumor mill is starting to really dig into the idea that Apple is going to introduce an iPhone in 2019 that features three rear cameras. Continue reading →

‘Musish’ is Another Unofficial Apple Music Web Player


For better or worse, Apple Music lives within iTunes on a computer, but some enterprising folks out there in the wild have opted to create a different experience. Continue reading →

Help Ease Presentation Nerves With This Handy Hub [Deals Hub]


Public speaking is nerve-racking enough, so do yourself a favor and ensure you don’t have any technical issues during your next presentation. The CASA 3-in-1 USB-C Hub lets you seamlessly present in 4K and 1080p from either your smartphone...

Apple’s Giving Program Has Raised $365 Million for Global Nonprofits


Apple is not a stranger to nonprofit organizations or volunteer efforts, and the company has just announced that it is still doing quite a bit to try and put some good out there in the world. Continue reading →

Spotify Working on the Ability to Block Artists


Even if you have a natural love for several different types of music, there may be some artists out there you simply don’t want to see or hear at all. Continue reading →

Unc0ver 2.2.0 Beta for iOS 11 – iOS 11.3.1 Released With Bug Fixes and Other Improvements


The unc0ver jailbreak team has released v2.2.0 of their jailbreak tool for public beta testing. The latest beta update brings a plethora of bug fixes and improvements for enhanced stability. Continue reading →

Indian Billionaire Is Not Happy with His iPad Pro


It is not just us average folks who are complaining about the various accessories that one has to buy to go along with any new Apple product they buy. Indian billionaire Anand Mahindra, chairman of the multi-billion dollar Mahindra Group, took t...

WhatsApp to Globally Limit Forwarding of Messages to Five Chats


WhatsApp today announced that it is going to limit the forwarding of messages on its platform to 5 five chats globally. The messaging app had first rolled out this limit for its users in India last year. Continue reading →

Speed Limit and Speed Traps Features Are Now Live in Google Maps


After initially introducing Speed Limits feature in Google Maps in San Francisco and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil in 2016, Google has finally gotten around to expanding the feature to additional cities in the US along with the UK and Denmark. Co...

Chinese Security Researchers Show Off an iOS 12.1.2 Security Exploit On the iPhone XS


Chinese security researchers Min Zheng and Xialong Bai have taken to Twitter to show off a POP attack proof on the iPhone XS Max running iOS 12.1.2. Min Zheng had earlier showcased a similar security exploit but that was only applicable on an iP...

Deals Spotlight: 10.5-Inch iPad Pro Discounted to New Low Price at Amazon and Best Buy


Amazon and Best Buy today kicked off new discounts for the 2017 10.5-inch iPad Pro, which include a new low price for the 64GB version at $499.99, down from $649.99. You can find every iPad Pro on sale today in the list below, with prices ...

Hyper-Luxury 2019 Cadillac Escalade Retrofitted With Multiple iPad Pros, Mac Mini, 48" Curved Smart TV, and More


California-based company Lexani Motorcars today unveiled its latest vehicle conversion, the 2019 Cadillac Escalade Viceroy Edition. The hyper-luxury vehicle is equipped with a wide variety of technology and entertainment options, including mu...

Apple Music Gets Another Unofficial Web Player With Launch of 'Musish'


Last month, software engineer Naveed Golafshani created an unofficial Apple Music web player that allowed users to sign into their Apple Music accounts and listen to music on a laptop or desktop computer, without needing to open iTunes. This i...

Apple Hosting Employee Activity Challenge in February With Exclusive Sport Loop as Reward


Like it did last year, Apple in February will host an internal activity challenge for its employees around the world, tasking them with closing all three Apple Watch Activity rings every day for the month (via WatchGeneration). Image via WatchG...

Apple's Giving Program Has Raised More Than $365 Million for Non-Profits Around the World


Apple has shared a new feature on its Newsroom that highlights its workforce's charitable and volunteer efforts. Apple says that its internal Giving program has raised more than $365 million for non-profit organizations around the world s...

Spotify Adding Feature That Lets You Block Artists From Playlists, Radio Stations, and More


Spotify will soon launch a "don't play this artist" feature in its iOS app, which will allow subscribers to block an entire artist from playing across the app (via The Verge). This means that you won't hear their songs in your library, Spotify pla...

Apple and Tim Cook Commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States, a federal holiday commemorating the American civil rights movement leader. Apple today has honored the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a full-page tribute on its website. A phot...

Apple's 'Everyone Can Create' Curriculum Now Available in German, French, Spanish, and Italian


Apple today announced that its Everyone Can Create curriculum is now available in German, French, Spanish, and Italian on Apple Books. The free creative guides will also be available in Swedish and Dutch this spring. Everyone Can Create is de...

Leaked Image Shows Three Models in Samsung Galaxy S10 Line-up


Over the weekend, serial mobile leaker Evan Blass shared a leaked image of Samsung's forthcoming Galaxy S10 lineup, confirming earlier rumors that it will initially consist of three models to compete directly with Apple's latest devices, the iPhon...

Google Maps Begins Rolling Out Support for Driver Speed Limits and Speed Traps


Google is currently rolling out support for road speed limits and speed traps in its navigation app, Google Maps. When drivers are using the app, the speed limit feature shows the speed limit of the road they are driving on in the lower left of...

Apple Maps Gains Transit Directions for Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland


Apple Maps today gained comprehensive transit directions for Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland, in the largest single combined update to its European coverage thus far. The coverage includes train, tram, and bus routes in the capital citie...

Spotify to bring a block feature for muting artists you don’t want to hear from


Spotify will soon give you the ability to block any artists on the platform that you don't want to hear from, like R. Kelly. Blocking will apply throughout the app, including global charts and auto-curated playlists like Discover Weekly and your D...

Revisited: Apple’s sixth-generation iPod touch media player—is it still worth it in 2019?


At just $199, the sixth-generation iPod touch used to be a gateway drug to get the youngsters addicted to the iPhone. It's still got a lot going for it as a portable gaming device and an App Store machine, but is it worth it in 2019?

Unc0ver v2.2.0 pre-release receives two more revisions with minor bug fixes and improvements


Pwn20wnd has issued at least two more revisions to the unc0ver jailbreak tool on Monday with bug fixes and improvements.

Watch this Apple-commissioned film about a teenage athlete from American Samoa


Commissioned by Apple, it reflects on the life of Eddie Siaumau, a 17-year-old athlete from American Samoa who just accepted a full-ride scholarship to a NCAA Division I university.

Apple’s charitable and volunteer efforts have raised $365 million in the past eight years


Apple today shared some interesting tidbits regarding a culture of giving, highlighting how its volunteers and employees are helping transform lives.

Could this be the year Apple nixes 3D Touch for good?


Following its debut on iPhone 6s in September 2016, 3D Touch has since been a regular feature of all iPhone models, except the inexpensive iPhone SE and the new iPhone XR. As useful as it is, 3D Touch could be completely phased out or replaced wit...

How to open links in Chrome on iPhone and iPad


Are you a Chrome user wishing you could open links on iOS directly in that browser instead of Safari? This tutorial shows you how to open links in Chrome.

An internal Activity challenge lets Apple employees win an exclusive Apple Watch band


Apple's internal fitness challenge for its own employees who own an Apple Watch is back, and this time around participants can win an exclusive strap for their wearable device.

How to adjust the volume of your alarm clock on iPhone


Need to change the alarm clock volume on your iPhone? Whether it’s up, down, or right in the middle, here’s how to adjust it.

Commonwealth Bank in Australia Now Supports Apple Pay


Today is a big day for Apple’s mobile payment option, with news that another major bank in Australia is supporting it. Continue reading →

Starship Technologies Will Deliver Food to George Mason University Students Via Robots


PepsiCo and Kiwi aren’t the only companies getting in on the food delivery market courtesy of robots. Continue reading →

Twitter Rolling Out New Web Interface With Emoji Button, Keyboard Shortcuts, and More


Twitter has been teasing the idea of adopting a new web interface for quite some time, and the social network is beginning to finally roll it out. Continue reading →

You Can Now Share Netflix Movies and TV Shows in Instagram Stories


Being able to quickly share something that interests you is important, so it’s always a good thing when apps support the effort. Continue reading →

Apple Says Climate Change Could Lead People to Rely on the iPhone Even More


The iPhone is an important tool for many people, and not simply just a fashionable gadget that they pull out of their pocket. Continue reading →

Apple Asks iPhone Photographers to Submit Their Photos for ‘Shot on iPhone’ Challenge


Apple has been publishing photographs and videos taken by iPhone owners for quite some time, all part of the “Shot on iPhone” ad campaign. Continue reading →

Apple Releases iOS 12.1.3 With Bug Fixes


Apple, as usual, has been beta testing its latest software upgrade for iOS for weeks now, but the company is finally releasing the software to the public. Continue reading →

Apple Releases macOS Mojave 10.14.3, watchOS 5.1.3, and tvOS 12.1.2


Following the public release of the latest update to iOS, Apple has also seen fit to update its other popular operating systems as well. Continue reading →

Less Than $20 Will Have You Building Apps For The Apple Watch [Deals Hub]


The new frontier in app building? Creating apps for the Apple Watch! Even if you’re brand new to the world of app building, The Apple Watch Development For watchOS course will get you caught up to this exciting new world, and though it usu...

Some Users of 2016 and Newer MacBook Pro Models Running Into Display Backlight Issues


Apple decided to change a specific key internal part in the 2016 and newer MacBook Pro, and as a result some owners are running into a frustrating hardware issue. Continue reading →

Apple CEO Tim Cook in Davos for World Economic Forum, Does Education-Related Interview


Apple CEO Tim Cook is at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this week, meeting with world leaders, mingling with other CEOs of major companies, attending dinners, and doing interviews. According to reports on Twitter, Cook met wit...

Australia's Commonwealth Bank Now Supports Apple Pay


Commonwealth Bank (CBA) today implemented support for Apple Pay, making it the second of Australia's "Big Four" banks to offer the payments service. CBA is the biggest retail bank in Australia and was a notable Apple Pay holdout. Multiple MacRu...

Apple Extends iPod Touch Trademark to Include Gaming Devices


The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office earlier this month approved for publication a trademark application from Apple for the term "iPod touch" that would extend protection to cover "Hand-held units for playing electronic games; Handheld game consol...

Netflix Debuts New Integration for Sharing Movies and TV Shows in Instagram Stories


Netflix today launched a new Instagram integration that's designed to allow Instagram users to share their favorite movies and TV shows in Stories, reports Variety. The feature can be used by selecting a title of choice within the Netflix app f...

Huawei Launches New 'Honor View 20' Smartphone With 'Hole-Punch' Camera Cutout


Honor, a smartphone brand owned by Huawei, today unveiled its newest device, the Honor View 20. The device launched at an event in Paris, and several tech publications were able to go hands-on with it. A mid-range device, the Honor View 20 is t...

Twitter Starts Rolling Out Simplified Web View, Preps Updated Dark Mode


Twitter today announced that it has started rolling out a new, simplified interface on the web, which is available to some users starting today. The updated interface features a two-column design instead of the current three-column layout, and ...

Climate Change Could Lead to Greater Reliance on iPhones, Says Apple


A U.K.-based non-profit organization, CDP, recently asked major companies to provide reports on their environmental impact with details on the risks and opportunities that climate change might present. Apple was one of the respondents, and as o...

Apple Asks Users to Submit Their Best 'Shot on iPhone' Photos for New Challenge


Apple is hosting a "Shot on iPhone" photography challenge, and is asking iPhone users to submit outstanding photographs that were captured on an iPhone. Entries are being collected starting today, with users able to submit a photo on Instagram ...

Apple Releases Updated HomePod Software With Bug Fixes


Alongside the release of iOS 12.1.3, the latest update to the iOS 12 operating system, Apple has released new 12.1.13 software that's designed for the HomePod. The new HomePod software will be installed automatically on the HomePod after you up...

Apple Releases watchOS 5.1.3 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements


Apple today released watchOS 5.1.3, the fourth update to the watchOS 5 operating system that runs on modern Apple Watch models. watchOS 5.1.3 comes more than a month after the release of watchOS 5.1.2, a major update that brought ECG functionality...

Apple Releases macOS Mojave 10.14.3


Apple today released macOS Mojave 10.14.3, the third update to the macOS Mojave operating system that first launched in September. macOS 10.14.3 comes six weeks after the launch of macOS Mojave 10.14.2, a bug fix update. macOS Mojave 10.14.3 ca...

Apple Releases tvOS 12.1.2 for Fourth and Fifth-Generation Apple TV


Apple today released tvOS 12.1.2, the fourth update to the tvOS 12 operating system designed for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models. tvOS 12.1.2 comes more than a month after the launch of tvOS 12.1.1. tvOS 12.1.2 can be downloaded...

Apple Releasing iOS 12.1.3 With Bug Fixes for HomePod, iPad Pro, CarPlay, Messages and More Today


Apple will today release iOS 12.1.3, the fifth update to the iOS 12 operating system since its September launch. iOS 12.1.3 is a minor update that follows iOS 12.1.2 (iPhone only), released back in December, and iOS 12.1.1, also released in Decemb...

iPhone XS Max Ranks 'Among the Best' in DxOMark’s Selfie Camera Test, but Loses Points for Low-Light Performance


DxOMark today published the results of its "Selfie scores" test, which gauged the performance of the front-facing cameras for 12 modern smartphones. Apple's iPhone XS Max sits at fourth place on the overall selfie rankings with a score of 82, beat...

'Flexgate': 2016 and Newer MacBook Pro Users Report Display Issues Due to Fragile Flex Cables


An increasing number of users have experienced backlight issues on 2016 and newer MacBook Pro models, particularly those with the Touch Bar, often resulting in a so-called "stage light effect" along the bottom of the display. Image via MacRumor...

Apple Pay Rolling Out at Target, Taco Bell, and Jack in the Box Across the U.S. in Coming Weeks


Apple today announced that Apple Pay is in the process of rolling out in Target stores across the United States and will be available at all of the retailer's 1,850 locations nationwide in the coming weeks. While it has accepted Apple Pay in ...

Apple Named 'World's Most Admired Company' for 12th Year in a Row


Despite its recent financial stumble, Apple has topped Fortune's annual ranking of the World's Most Admired Companies for the 12th consecutive year. Apple finished ahead of Amazon, the runner-up for a third consecutive year, while Warren Buff...

iPhone Assembler Foxconn Looks to India to Diversify Supply Chain Away From China


A larger portion of the world's iPhones could one day be manufactured in India, if a new report by the Wall Street Journal proves accurate. According to Tuesday's report, Apple's main iPhone assembler Foxconn is considering building production ...

Pixelmator Pro Gains Clipping Masks, Layer Improvements and More


Popular photo editing and art creation software Pixelmator Pro received a major update today, adding a number of new and improved features. Pixelmator Pro 1.3 "Prism" introduces layer color tags, layer filtering and search, support for clipping...

Apple Settles Lawsuit With Biometric Sensor Company Valencell That Accused it of Stealing Technology for Apple Watch


Biometric sensor company Valencell has reportedly settled a three-year-old lawsuit against Apple that accused the tech giant of stealing its technology for Apple Watch. Valencell filed the patent infringement lawsuit against Apple back in Jan...

You Can Now Type Like ‘Mocking SpongeBob’


Add third-party keyboard support to iOS, it’ll be great they said. No one saw mocking SpongeBob coming, though. Continue reading →

Apple Pay Cash Gets Promoted in New ‘They Send, You Spend’ Videos


Apple Pay is now available from 75 of the 100 top retailers in the United States, which now includes Target, and Apple is posting some new videos to help promote one of the features baked into the mobile payment option. Continue reading →

Target REDcard Doesn’t Support Apple Pay


Apple made a big announcement yesterday, finally bringing in the big box retailer Target into the Apple Pay fold. Continue reading →

Egypt Prime Minister Seeking an Apple ‘Hub’ as Fight Over iPhone Prices Continues


Egypt and Apple aren’t exactly seeing eye-to-eye at the time being, but it looks like the country’s Prime Minister doesn’t want to see Apple leave anytime soon. Continue reading →

Amazon is Field Testing a Delivery Robot Called Amazon Scout in Washington State


Delivery robots are all the rage these days, apparently. And while most are finding a home on university campuses in the United States, Amazon has bigger ambitions. Continue reading →

These 10-Ft Lightning Cables Will Make Life Much More Convenient [Deals Hub]


What’s the ultimate luxury these days? Having plenty of places to charge your phone. This 3-Pack of 10-Ft MFi-Certified Lightning Cables aims to make your life easier, and it can be yours for only $32.99 — that’s 67% off the usual ...

Hulu is Lowering the Price of its Base, Ad-Supported Plan


Streaming services are becoming the dominant platform to watch content, splintering off into a ridiculous number of options. Continue reading →

iOS 12 Kernel Exploit Paves the Way for an iOS 12 Jailbreak


Since November last year, we have seen Chinese security researchers show off an iOS 12 exploit but they never got around to detailing it or releasing it to the public. Today though, Qixun Zhao of the Qihoo 360 Vulcan team has provided a detailed...

iOS 9.3.5 vs iOS 10.3.3 vs iOS 11.4.1 vs iOS 12.1.3 Speed Test


When iOS 12 was first released, a comparison with previous iOS releases highlighted the performance improvements brought about by the latest release of the OS. Now that a few months have passed and Apple has released quite a few major and minor ...

iPhone SE is Again Available From Apple's Clearance Site for $249


Apple is once again offering the iPhone SE on its clearance site, making the now-discontinued device available for $249 to $299. You can purchase the 32GB iPhone SE in Gold, Space Gray, Silver, or Rose Gold for $249, and the 128GB i...

Hands-On With Dell's Massive 49-Inch 5K Ultrawide Display


Dell recently unveiled the first 49-inch ultrawide 5K monitor with a 32:9 aspect ratio, the result of which is a wide, immersive display with an impressive resolution. In our latest YouTube video, we were able to go hands-on with Dell's U4919DW...

Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 74 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements


Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced three years ago in March 2016. Apple designed the Safari Technology Preview to test features that may be introduced into future releas...

Hulu Drops Price of Ad-Supported Service to $5.99/Month, but Raises Live TV Price


Hulu today announced a revised pricing structure, which will see it cutting the cost of its base streaming tier just days after Netflix announced a price hike. Hulu's base service, which offers access to more than 85,000 episodes of on-demand t...

Apple Highlights Apple Pay Cash in New YouTube Videos


Apple today uploaded several new videos to its YouTube channel, each one designed to show off the Apple Pay Cash feature available on iOS devices. Each 15 second video demonstrates the process of requesting and spending money using Apple Pay Ca...

Target Confirms Apple Pay Rollout Won't Include REDcard


Target yesterday announced that all of its stores will begin accepting Apple Pay in the coming weeks, but it still won't be possible to add its store-branded REDcard debit or credit cards to the Apple Wallet app. REDcard is Target's loyalty progra...

YouTube TV Expands to Cover 98% of Markets, Full Nationwide Coverage Coming Soon


Google's live streaming TV service, YouTube TV, is expanding to an additional 95 markets in the United States today, resulting in total coverage of over 98 percent of U.S. households. Soon after this rollout, YouTube TV will expand to cover the re...

Apple Continued to Spend Near-Record Amounts of Money Lobbying the Trump Administration in 2018


Apple spent $6.6 million on lobbying the U.S. government in 2018, after spending a record $7.1 million in 2017, according to disclosure forms (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4) filed with the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives. Ap...

Next-Gen AirPods With 'Health Monitoring' Features Said to be Coming in First Half of 2019


DigiTimes reports today that Apple will release next-generation AirPods that include "health monitoring features" in the first half of 2019. In terms of wireless headsets, Apple is set to release AirPods 2 sometime in the first half of 2019, ...

Microsoft Adds NewsGuard to Edge Browser for iOS to Warn Users of Untrustworthy Sites


Going forward, regular users of Microsoft's Edge mobile browser for iOS can expect to receive warnings when they visit untrustworthy news sites. The company's browser is integrating NewsGuard, a green-red rating system founded by journalists ...

Amazon Pulls Echo Wall Clock Over Connectivity Issues


Amazon has pulled its Echo Wall Clock over concerns about connectivity issues, just a little over a month since it began shipping the product. The Wall Clock's lack of availability on the Amazon website was first spotted by The Wall Street Jo...

Instagram Denies Limiting the Reach of User Posts


Instagram has moved to address rumors that it actively suppresses the reach of user posts on the social network. In a statement posted on its official Twitter account, Instagram said that it has not made any recent changes to the way its feed a...

Xiaomi Reveals Dual-Folding Flexible Phone in Teaser Video


Amidst increasing hype about foldable displays, Xiaomi has revealed that it is also working on its own flexible phone. The Chinese mobile maker broke the news with a teaser video posted on Weibo that shows Xiaomi president and co-founder Lin...

How to Move Multiple Apps on iOS


For those of you who like to rearrange the Home screen on your iPhone and iPad to organize your apps, you might be interested to know that there's a handy little hidden feature for moving multiple apps at one time. With this option, you can mov...

Hulu lowers entry level plan price to $5.99/month, raises Live TV price


Just a week after Netflix announced it will be raising its prices, Hulu on Wednesday said it will be tweaking its pricing strategy as well. The streaming service is lowering the price of its entry-level plan to $5.99 per month,...

Twitterrific and relevant, well-designed advertising


The Iconfactory is offering some creative advertising opportunities in its award-winning Twitterrific app—a thousand guaranteed taps on an ad is just $100.

Apple posts new ‘They send, you spend’ videos highlighting Apple Pay Cash


Apple on Wednesday posted a series of short videos to its YouTube channel highlighting Apple Pay Cash. The clips, aptly titled 'They Send, you spend,' are just 15 seconds in length, but do a great job demonstrating how easy it is to send money via...

How to password protect your Pages, Numbers and Keynote documents


Want to add some security to your files? Here’s how to password protect Pages, Numbers, and Keynote documents on iOS and Mac.

Twitter’s Dark Mode is about to get a lot darker


People are complaining that Twitter's Dark Mode is a bit on the gray side so they've confirmed working on a pure black mode.

Fuzion for iPhone boosts your portraiture photography with double exposure effects


Create double exposure effects from your selfies and depth-of-field Portrait shots, automagically, by using the dual cameras on your iPhone and this app.

Unc0ver v2.2.0 pre-release receives additional revisions with more improvements


Pwn20wnd has published three more revisions to the unc0ver v2.2.0 pre-release with more bug fixes and improvements.

Last chance to downgrade to iOS 12.1.1 as S0rryMyBad publishes details about iOS 12-centric kernel exploit


Apple is still signing iOS 12.1.1 as of this writing, and it's the lowest firmware impacted by @S0rryMyBad's recently-released bug. Downgrade now if you care about jailbreaking.

Apple Maps launches transit directions in Denmark, Sweden, Norway & Finland


Apple has expanded availability of transit directions in its Maps app for iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch to four European markets: Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland.

How to copy and paste across iPhone, iPad and Mac with Universal Clipboard


It’s easy to copy from one device and paste to another. This tutorial shows you how to use the Universal Clipboard to copy and paste across iOS and Mac.

DigiTimes: health-tracking AirPods are supposedly on their way in the first half of 2019


Apple is reportedly set to release AirPods 2 sometime in the first half of 2019, and they're rumored to support health-monitoring functions.

WishDia adds a functional wish list to the Cydia app


All great online stores, including the likes of Amazon and eBay, have a wish list feature that lets you take note of things you’d like to purchase later. But wouldn’t it be great if digital content stores like Cydia touted...

Appstore Unrestrict lets you download app updates larger than 150MB over cellular


iOS limits App Store update downloads to 150MB while you're connected to a cellular network. This free jailbreak tweak does away with that silly limitation.

S0rryMyBad shares PoC of the bug he used to jailbreak iOS 12 on pre-A12 devices


Security researcher S0rryMyBad made good on his word on Tuesday and released a proof of concept of the bug he used to achieve a jailbreak on iOS 12.1.2. But will this help facilitate an iOS 12 jailbreak? Only time will tell.

$30 off Amazon’s Fire HD 8 tablet, $40 off Apple Watch 4, and other tech deals


It’s a new year and you know what that means: new discounts on your favorite products and services. We’ve rounded up our favorite deals on electronics, video games, accessories and more. But hurry, these prices won’t last forever! ...

Apple announces ‘Shot on iPhone’ contest


Apple today announced the 'Shot on iPhone Challenge,' inviting iPhone users from around the globe to submit their best shots for a chance to be featured on billboards, in retail stores and online. Submissions will be accepted from January 22 to Fe...

iTunes movie deals: Mission: Impossible – Fallout, The Town and more under $10


Apple on Tuesday updated its iTunes Store with new discounts on movies and other content. Among the deals are newer hits like Baby Driver and The Meg and classics like The Town and Goodfellas for under $10. Check out our full roundup below.

How to listen to FM radio on your iPhone


Ready to listen to some good, old FM radio stations with music, news, sports, and more? Here’s how to listen to FM radio right on your iPhone.

Netflix for iOS picks up a handy new Instagram Stories share option


Surprisingly enough, Netflix has decided to tap into Instagram's popular Stories feature for some cool word-of-mouth promotion.

10 actually useful iPad tips


These obscure yet super useful tips work on your iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad, iPad Air, iPad mini and other Apple tablet models as long as they're compatible with the iOS 12 software.

What’s New in iOS 12.2


On Thursday, Apple seeded the first developer beta of iOS 12.2, and with it brought new features to the mix. Continue reading →

Apple Music for Android Now Supports Tablets


Android is incredibly popular on smartphones. Tablets, however, are a different story. Continue reading →

iOS 12.2 Includes ‘Hey Siri’ Support for AirPods 2


Apple seeded the first developer beta of iOS 12.2 earlier today, and details are starting to come to light. Continue reading →

CIRP Data Shows iPhone XR Most Popular Model


If you ask Apple, the company is doing just fine with iPhone sales — even if it does plan on having a relatively weak first fiscal quarter earnings report. Continue reading →

Apple News Now Available in Canada Thanks to iOS 12.2, macOS 10.14.4


Earlier today, Apple seeded a variety of different betas, including iOS 12.2, to registered developers. Continue reading →

Facebook is Shuttering Its Photo-Sharing App Moments in February


There was a long stretch of time there where Facebook was on a standalone app kick, launching all sorts of options that might have existed better in the stock Facebook app just fine. Continue reading →

Apple Seeds iOS 12.2, watchOS 5.2, macOS 10.14.4, and tvOS 12.2 Beta 1 to Developers


Following the public launch of iOS 12.1.3 and watchOS 5.1.3 to the public, Apple is moving ahead with new betas. Continue reading →

Microsoft Office May Launch in the Mac App Store Soon [Updated: Now Available!]


Microsoft Office has been missing from the Mac App Store for years, but that is finally changing. Continue reading →

Declutter And Ditch Your Hard Drive With This Cloud Storage Solution [Deals Hub]


If you’re like most of the world, you’ve spent 2019 decluttering your life. If hard drives are piling up and not sparking joy, allow us to introduce you to a much tidier solution: Zoolz Cloud Backup Storage: Lifetime of 1TB Instant V...

Sonos May be Planning on Launching Wireless Headphones Priced Around $300


While word on the street is that Apple is planning on launching an updated pair of AirPods sometime in early 2019, it looks like Sonos may be aiming to make some waves in the headphones market as well. Continue reading →

AirPods 2 Support for 'Hey Siri' Already in iOS 12.2 Beta


The iOS 12.2 beta, which was seeded to developers this morning, includes a hidden setup screen that confirms Apple's work on a new version of the AirPods with a "Hey Siri" feature. The new setup screen, which was uncovered by 9to5Mac, indicates...

Apple CEO Tim Cook Meets Czech Prime Minister, Promises New Apple Store in Prague


Apple CEO Tim Cook is in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum this week, and today he met with Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš. Babiš shared photos of his meeting with Cook on Facebook (via Letemsvetemapplem.eu), and provided som...

Apple's iPhone XR Was the Best Selling iPhone in U.S. During Holiday Quarter


Apple's iPhone XR was the best selling iPhone in the U.S. during the holiday quarter despite the fact that it was not released until the end of October, according to data shared today by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners. The iPhone XR ac...

Everything New in iOS 12.2: HomeKit TV Support, Redesigned Remote, Safari Updates and More


Apple today released the first beta of iOS 12.2 for developers, and while it doesn't bring as many new changes as we might have hoped for in a 12.x update, there are still quite a few minor tweaks to be aware of. Below, we've listed all of the ...

After Winning $11 Million From Samsung, Rembrandt Sues Apple Over Same Bluetooth-Related Patents


Pennsylvania-based entity Rembrandt Wireless Technologies has filed a lawsuit against Apple today in the U.S. district court for Eastern Texas, accusing the iPhone maker of infringing on two of its Bluetooth-related patents. In its complaint,...

Review: ZENS Dual Wireless Powerbank Supports Qi Charging On the Go, but Low Battery Capacity Limits Usefulness


Last fall I had the chance to take a look at ZENS' all-new Dual + Watch Wireless Charger, which offers spots to charge two Qi-enabled smartphones and one perch for the Apple Watch. I came away quite liking the accessory, which should be a great ch...

Apple News Expands to Canada in iOS 12.2 and macOS 10.14.4


iOS 12.2 and macOS Mojave 10.14.4, available in a beta capacity for developers as of this morning, expands the availability of Apple News app to Canada for the first time. Canadian iPhone, iPad, and Mac owners can use Apple News in both English...

Apple Seeds First Beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.4 Update to Developers


Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming macOS Mojave 10.14.4 update to developers for testing purposes, a couple of days after releasing the prior update, macOS 10.14.3, which focused on bug fixes. The new macOS Mojave 10.14.4 beta can...

Apple Seeds First Beta of iOS 12.2 to Developers [Updated]


Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming iOS 12.2 update to developers, just a couple of days after the release of iOS 12.1.3, a minor update that introduced bug fixes for Messages, Photos, the iPad Pro, and the HomePod. Registered deve...

Apple Seeds First Beta of watchOS 5.2 to Developers


Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming watchOS 5.2 update to developers, two days after releasing watchOS 5.1.3, a minor update focused on bug fixes. Once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Apple Developer Ce...

Apple Seeds First Beta of Upcoming tvOS 12.2 Update to Developers


Apple this morning seeded the first beta of an upcoming tvOS 12.2 update to developers for testing purposes, two days after releasing the tvOS 12.1.2 update. Designed for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models, the new tvOS 12.2 develo...

Microsoft Office Launching Soon on Mac App Store [Update: Out Now]


Last June at WWDC, Apple revealed that Microsoft Office and its suite of apps would finally be launching on the Mac App Store, without giving a specific launch date. That launch now appears imminent as iOS App Stores in select countries have updat...

Apple-Branded Over-Ear Headphones Said to Launch as Early as Second Half of 2019


Apple is planning its own over-ear headphones for as early as the second half of 2019, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Beats Solo3 Gurman briefly mentioned the more specific timeframe in a report claiming that Sonos is also developing a ...

MoviePass Relaunching With New Unlimited Plan as Company Aims to Be 'More Humble' in 2019


Six months after MoviePass began placing numerous restrictions on its subscribers in an attempt to prevent the service from completely shutting down, the company today has relaunched with a new advertising campaign and the promise of a new unlimit...

Verizon-Owned Network Visible Begins Selling iPhones, Offers $40/Month Unlimited Data Up to 5 Mbps


Verizon-owned network Visible today announced it has started selling iPhones with zero-percent-interest financing in partnership with Affirm. The available models include the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhon...

Apple Pay Users Can Get 10% Off Purchases in Under Armour App This Week


The latest Apple Pay promotion offers 10 percent off Under Armour purchases. The 10 percent offer will automatically be applied in the Under Armour app at checkout with the use of Apple Pay through January 31, 2019 in the United States, accor...

TiVo Streaming Apple TV App Will Be Limited to 720p at 30 FPS


TiVo's upcoming Apple TV app will limit streaming to 720p at 30 frames per second and won't support native MPEG-2 broadcasts or 5.1 surround sound, it has been revealed. TiVo's app is coming to Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Apple TV later this yea...

Twitter Testing 'Original Tweeter' Tag to Identify Who Started a Thread


Twitter is testing a new feature it hopes will make it easier for users to work out who started a thread. The new tag, which has begun appearing for some users of the platform, identifies the "original tweeter" in a thread. Twitter hopes th...

Macintosh Turns 35


Today marks the 35th anniversary of Apple's late co-founder Steve Jobs unveiling the original Macintosh. Jobs pulled the Macintosh out of a bag during Apple's annual shareholders meeting on January 24, 1984 at the Flint Center in Cupertino, C...

Apple Cuts 200+ Employees From 'Project Titan' Autonomous Car Team


Apple this week removed more than 200 employees from its autonomous car team, known internally as "Project Titan," reports CNBC. An Apple spokesperson confirmed the layoffs to CNBC, but said that Apple continues to believe there is a "huge oppo...

$180 Dyson Upright vacuum, $150 off Vizio 4K Smart TV, and other tech deals


In need of a new 4K big screen TV for the big game? How about a xxxxx? iDB has you covered in our latest deals roundup with discounts on electronics, video games, accessories and more. But hurry, these prices won't last forever!

50 common keyboard shortcuts all Mac users should know


If you’re on your Mac every day, then doing things faster and easier can make you more productive. Here are 50 common Mac keyboard shortcuts.

White vs. black unboxing: Smart Battery Case for iPhone X/XR/XS/Max


Check out our initial impressions, including the unboxing experience and color comparison, of Apple's new Smart Battery Case for the iPhone X/XS/XS Max/XR models.

Apple seeds first betas of iOS 12.2, macOS 10.14.4, watchOS 5.2 and tvOS 12.2


Apple on Thursday started a new round of beta testing, issuing the first betas of iOS 12.2, macOS 10.14.4, watchOS 5.2 and tvOS 12.2 to developers. Registered devs can install the updates via each platform's respective OTA mechanism, or through th...

Microsoft Office 365 is now available on Mac App Store for the first time


Getting Microsoft's productivity suite with apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and others has just become much easier and more convenient for Mac owners.

How to mark all your emails as Read on iPhone, iPad and Mac


Clear the unread messages in your Mail inboxes easily. Here’s how to quickly mark all emails as Read on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

Twitter is testing a new tag to help you distinguish genuine accounts from copycats


The feature shouldn't just let users distinguish threads started by genuine users from posts made by fake accounts, but also help curb abuse on the platform.

Dimage brings smart image diming to Dark Mode-supported apps


Dimage prevents the eye-searing bright images in Dark Mode-centric apps from disturbing your eyes.

AutoShiftFix can help prevent capital letter-centric typos throughout iOS


AutoShiftFix can help prevent capital letter-centric typos in your texting and writing workflow.

Apple poaches a Samsung executive to help lead its own battery work


Apple has reportedly poached an executive from Samsung SDI, Samsung Electronics’ battery-making affiliate, to help lead its own battery work.... Read the rest of this post here "Apple poaches a Samsung executive to help lead its own battery ...

Apple dismisses 200+ employees from its stealthy autonomous vehicle initiative


The layoffs were internally likened to a restructuring move of sorts under Project Titan's relatively new leadership.

Apple’s Upcoming Magazine Subscription App Shown Off in New iOS 12.2 Images


In March of last year, Apple acquired Texture, which offered an easy way to subscribe to magazines. Continue reading →

Apple Now Promoting Monthly Payments and Trade-Ins Towards iPhone XS and XR


Is the iPhone XS and iPhone XR doing well? Apple says they are. Especially the iPhone XR — which is backed by third-party data. Continue reading →

T-Mobile’s Free, Ad-Supported Streaming Service to Launch in the ‘Coming Weeks’


T-Mobile has had its sights set on launching a TV streaming service of its own. That may become a reality soon. Continue reading →

Get A Refurbished MacBook Pro 13.3″ For Half The Price [Deals Hub]


You can’t get more convenient than a MacBook Pro — they serve up all the best bells and whistles of Apple products in a compact frame. And if you don’t have the $1199 to shell out for one, you’re in luck! A Certified Refurbis...

Multiple iPad Models Earn EEC Certification Ahead of Rumored iPad mini 5 Launch


It isn’t a shock to hear that Apple is going to launch new iPads this year. What is a bit surprising is the fact it may finally be a refresh to the iPad mini. Continue reading →

Los Angeles Metro Transit Will Reportedly Add Apple Pay Support This Year


Apple Pay is one of the best services that Apple offers, especially considering how quickly it can handle certain tasks. Continue reading →

Facebook Integrating Messenger, Whatsapp and Instagram


Facebook is reportedly planning on integrating its various messaging platforms — Instagram, Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp, a move that’s going to raise a lot of eyebrows and make existing users uncomfortable. Mark Zuckerberg is no...

How to Downgrade iOS 12.1.3 – iOS 12.1.2 to iOS 12.1.1 for Potential iOS 12.1.1 Jailbreak


A Chinese security researcher recently detailed Chaos exploit for iOS 12.1.1 and lower that will work on all non-A12 devices like the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 7. While he did not release the exploit code, it has given hopes to the jailbre...

Japanese Carrier SoftBank Announces $100 Price Cut on iPhone XR


Back in November, Japanese carrier NTT Docomo announced a $100 price cut for the iPhone XR on contract. Today, SoftBank has also announced a similar price cut for the handset. Being marketed as the “iPhone XR Happy Price Campaign,” t...

Apple Shares ‘Shot on iPhone’ Film To Celebrate Chinese New Year


Ahead of the Chinese New Year early next month, Apple has shared a “Shot on iPhone” film directed by Jia Zhangke titled “The Bucket.” Shot entirely on an iPhone XS, the film shows a son visiting her mom for the holidays a...

macOS 10.14.4 Beta Includes Touch ID Safari AutoFill Feature


The macOS 10.14.4 update, currently available to developers, introduces a new AutoFill feature designed for Touch ID-equipped MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models. As iMore points out, in the Touch ID section of the Settings app on macOS 10.14.4,...

Apple's AirPods vs. Jabra's Elite 65t Wire-Free Earbuds


After Apple released its AirPods in late 2016, other headphone manufacturers have been attempting to compete with their own wire-free earbuds, most of which can't match the AirPods' comfort level, battery life, Bluetooth range, and ease of use. ...

Review: 2019 Ram 1500 Offers a Gorgeous 12.3-Inch Portrait Display With CarPlay Support


Back in November, I took a look at Fiat Chrysler's Uconnect infotainment system and CarPlay integration in the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan, discovering a quite positive user experience that nearly seamlessly incorporates CarPlay into Uconnect...

Hints of Magazine Subscription Service Spotted in Apple News in iOS 12.2 Beta


Apple is rumored to be working on a subscription-based service that will be offered in the Apple News app, and hints of that service were discovered in the iOS 12.2 beta. Apple in 2018 acquired subscription-based digital magazine app Texture, l...

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a BentoStack Charge for Organizing and Charging Your Devices


For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Function 101 to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win one of the company's new BentoStack Charge accessory organizers. We've covered the handy BentoStack accessory organizers before, but this new...

Adobe's Photoshop Sketch and Illustrator Draw Apps Now Support Double-Tap Gestures With Apple Pencil 2


Adobe this week updated its Photoshop Sketch and Illustrator Draw apps for iPad with support for the second-generation Apple Pencil. In the latest versions of the apps, 2018 iPad Pro users can now take advantage of the new Apple Pencil's doub...

Apple Now Promoting iPhone XR and iPhone XS Trade-Ups With Monthly Payment Option


Apple today updated its website to promote a monthly payment option for iPhone XR and iPhone XS trade-ups in the United States. With the trade in of an older iPhone at an Apple Store in the United States, customers can get a new iPhone XR for...

Apple Registers Seven New iPad Models in Eurasian Database, Rumors Expect New 10-Inch iPad and iPad Mini 5 [Updated]


Apple has registered seven unreleased iPad models in the Eurasian Economic Commission database this week, including models A2123, A2124, A2126, A2153, A2154, A2133, and A2152, according to the Indian blog MySmartPrice. The filings are legally r...

Mark Zuckerberg Plans to Make Facebook Messenger, Instagram Messaging, and WhatsApp Interoperable


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is planning to integrate three disparate messaging services -- Facebook Messenger, Instagram messaging, and WhatsApp -- into one "underlying messaging infrastructure" (via The New York Times). Facebook Messenger Th...

Los Angeles Metro Transit System Plans to Support Apple Pay This Fall


The Los Angeles rail and bus transit system should allow iPhone-owning members of the public to use Apple Pay for fare payments before the year is out. MacRumors can confirm that LA Metro, the transit agency that manages integration of the T...

Apple Shares Short 'Shot on iPhone' Film Ahead of Chinese New Year


Ahead of Chinese New Year, which falls on February 5, Apple has shared a new "Shot on iPhone" film created by Jia Zhangke. Called, "The Bucket," the film was captured entirely on an iPhone XS, and it features a family wrapping up their Chinese ...

Apple to Pay Licensing Fees to 'Shot on iPhone' Contest Winners After Artist Complaints


Apple is planning to pay the photographers who win its "Shot on iPhone" photography contest, the company announced today in an updated press release. Apple clarified its position on payment for the photographs following multiple complaints from...

Strategy Analytics: Apple Shipped an Estimated 2.5 Million Fewer iPhones in China in 2018 Than in 2017


Apple shipped an estimated 34.2 million iPhones in China in 2018, down from 36.7 million in 2017, according to new data shared today by Strategy Analytics. During the fourth calendar quarter of 2018 (Apple's first fiscal quarter), Apple shipped...

HomeKit support for Smart TVs shown in action


A developer's managed to add his Smart TV to the Home app on the iOS 12.2 beta by hacking the HomeKit protocol. Here are all the Smart TV controls he was able to discover.

The best free apps for creating animated GIFs on iPhone


Are you interested in making your own animated GIFs to share with friends and family? These are the best GIF creators for iPhone.

Apple News is expanding to Canada with iOS 12.2 & macOS Mojave 10.14.4


Apple News in Canada supports both English and French, with readers getting a bilingual experience when they follow a channel in a second language.

Ninth unc0ver v2.2.0 pre-release revision now available for public testing


Hacker and unc0ver lead developer Pwn20wnd has pushed a ninth revision of the unc0ver v2.2.0 pre-release with more bug fixes and improvements.

Apple decides to compensate “Shot on iPhone” contest winners for their work after all


10 lucky photographers who win Apple's "Shot on iPhone Challenge" will be indeed compensated for their work after all, the iPhone maker has acknowledged.

NYT: Facebook to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger chats


Facebook is planning to integrate chats from its messaging properties WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger in 2020.

How to disable the Guest User login screen on Mac


If you don’t use the Guest User login option or simply don’t want to, here’s how to easily disable the Guest User login screen on Mac in just a few steps.

Watch Apple’s short film celebrating the upcoming Chinese New Year


The new shot-on-iPhone video was released to celebrate Chinese New Year, which falls on February 5.

Hive: A hexagonal take on the iPhone’s passcode interface


Hive is a new jailbreak tweak that brings a beehive-inspired hexagonal passcode entry interface to jailbroken iOS 11 devices.

Set iPhone wallpapers that change throughout the day with AutoWall


You can have a time-oriented dynamic wallpaper system on macOS Mojave, so why not iOS? This tweak fixes that.

Lower your bills and budget for the future with Truebill


Unlike most financial and budgeting apps that passively tell you how much you're spending, this wide-ranging personal financial control center helps you stay on top of every aspect of your financial life by helping you view your cash, credit, and ...

How to Lock Apps Using Passcode On Your iPhone


Despite putting so much emphasis on security and privacy, Apple still does not offer a simple app lock feature on iPhones. This means that once you hand over your unlocked phone to someone, they will be able to access any installed app on your d...

iOS 12.2 References Four New iPads and a New iPod touch


As far as new hardware is concerned, Apple may launch new iPads and a new iPod touch early this year. Continue reading →

Johny Srouji Reportedly Staying at Apple, Not in the Running for Intel CEO


Following a report last week that Apple's chipmaking chief Johny Srouji was on Intel's list of candidates for CEO, The Motley Fool's Ashraf Eassa says that Srouji has informed his team that he will be staying at Apple. Eassa, who follows Inte...

References to New iPads and 7th-Generation iPod Touch Found in iOS 12.2


Earlier today, registration info for seven new iPad models was discovered in the Eurasian Economic Commission Database, and now signs of new iPads and a 7th-generation iPod touch have been found in iOS 12.2. Developer Steven Troughton-Smith has...

Totallee’s super thin cases are now available on Amazon for Prime shipping [sponsor]


Totallee's super thin cases for the new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR  are now available on Amazon for Prime shipping.

Umbreon: A customizable Dark Mode for web pages in iOS


Dark Mode should be universal. Wouldn't it be nice if you could have it for web pages too? This tweak lets you do that.

Glitch Art Studio, LazyHabit, Brut. and other apps to check out this weekend


This week's edition of our Apps of the Week roundup includes a glitchy photo editor, a healthy habit-forming coach and a video clip curator. And as always, we've selected two great new games for you to check out.

Enjoy a fuller Home screen experience with Fullboard


FullBoard does away with the Home screen's Dock for a pleasant full-screen app scrolling effect.

Kuo: iPhone Shipments to Remain Flat in H2, 2019


In his latest note for TF Industries, Ming-Chi Kuo says that the overall market is extremely pessimistic of iPhone sales. He believes that in Q1, 2019, Apple will ship around 36-38 million iPhones led by increased demand in non-Chinese markets d...

The Top 10 Cheap HomeKit Accessories For Your iPhone


HomeKit is Apple’s home automation protocol. If an appliance supports HomeKit, you can control all of its functions using the Home app on the iPhone or just using Siri on your iPhone or HomePod. When it works, it’s truly magical. You can jus...

iPhone XI Concept Envisions Triple Camera Unit, 120Hz OLED Display, More


The iPhone XI is likely going to follow the same design language as the iPhone XS and iPhone X before it. While there’s not much one can do about that, we can always look at stunning new iPhone concepts and hope that Apple will end up taki...

Ming-Chi Kuo Says 'Worst Soon Over' in Regards to Slowing iPhone Sales


Earlier this month, Apple lowered its revenue guidance for the first quarter of the 2019 fiscal year by up to $9 billion due to fewer iPhone upgrades than it anticipated, particularly in the Greater China region. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Ku...

Apple Hosts NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, All-Stars Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews, and Stanley Cup


National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman, and star players Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers and Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs, sat down with Apple's marketing chief Phil Schiller on Thursday to discuss how technology is i...

The iOS 12.2 beta confirms the next AirPods have a built-in Hey Siri feature


A setup card in the iOS 12.2 beta has confirmed Apple's work on a new AirPods version with a built-in Hey Siri feature. The handy addition will permit you to invoke your personal digital assistant without having to double-tap on an earbud.

macOS Mojave 10.14.4 enables automatic Dark Mode on websites with black themes


Safari in macOS Mojave 10.14.4 lets websites with themes adapt their styling to complement Mojave's new Dark Mode.

Wallpapers of the week: true black with colorful gradients


Download these gorgeous wallpapers for iPhone featuring true black and colorful gradients that really make your screen pop.

macOS Mojave 10.14.4 brings Touch ID support to Safari AutoFill


The macOS Mojave 10.14.4 beta, which was released last week, streamlines Safari AutoFill on Macs that are outfitted with Apple's seamless Touch ID fingerprint scanner.

Pwn20wnd drops new revision of unc0ver v2.2.0 pre-release, says he’s “actively implementing user requests”


Pwn20wnd is actively listening to feature requests and responding to bug reports for unc0ver. The v2.2.0 pre-release was revised a 13th time on Sunday.

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: AutoWall, Dimage, Hive, & more


This roundup encompasses all the jailbreak tweaks released in Cydia from Monday, January 21st to Sunday, January 27th.

Pwn20wnd releases unc0ver v2.1.4 to the masses, revises v2.2.0 pre-release with bug fixes & improvements


Hacker and unc0ver lead developer Pwn20wnd released v2.1.4 of unc0ver and revised the v2.2.0 pre-release three times over the weekend.

Apple Shares ‘Shot on iPhone XR – Experiments II: Full Circle’ Which Used 32 iPhone XRs


The iPhone XR has a powerful single camera system, and Apple is really showing it off in its latest video. Continue reading →

AirBuddy is a Mac App That Makes Connecting AirPods Easier


Apple designed the W1 wireless chip to make connecting devices easier within its ecosystem, but there is room to improve. Continue reading →

Samsung May Buy a Camera Company That is Suing Apple for Patent Infringement


Apple is not a stranger to legal battles involving patents. And Samsung may inherit one real soon with the company. Continue reading →

Apple Seeds iOS 12.2 Public Beta 1 to Public Beta Testers


Apple is beta testing new iOS software. As usual, it started with developers. Now public testers can get a test. Continue reading →

Apple Says Developers Have Earned $120 Billion Since App Store’s Launch in 2008


Apple relies on the App Store for a huge chunk of its earnings, but some developers have found their own prosperity in the digital storefront as well. Continue reading →

Bluetooth 5.1 Will Make Finding Things Easier With ‘Direction Finding’


Bluetooth is one of the most important features in a lot of devices, including smartphones. It is getting even more helpful in an upcoming version. Continue reading →

Apple Shares ‘A New Way to go Behind the Scenes’ With the New iPad Pro


Apple launched the brand new, redesigned iPad Pro in late 2018. Now that 2019 is in full swing, the company is ready to show off the tablet’s usefulness. Continue reading →

Keep Your Data Under Lock And Key With NordVPN [Deals Hub]


Did you know our data is more at risk now that ever? Let Data Privacy Day serve as a reminder that it’s time to protect your data and arm yourself with NordVPN. A three year subscription to NordVPN would typically run you $430.20, but righ...

Apple Allegedly Working on a Video Game Subscription Service


Subscription services are all the rage these days. Apple is not a stranger to this idea, and it may be going all-in with video games. Continue reading →

U.S. DoJ Charges Chinese Smartphone Company Huawei With Stealing Trade Secrets and Fraud


The United States Justice Department today announced a series of criminal charges against Chinese smartphone maker Huawei for stealing trade secrets, bank fraud, wire fraud, and obstructing justice. In the first of two indictments unsealed this...

Repairs of Some Older Apple Watches May Qualify for Series 2 Replacement Due to Parts Shortage


Repair parts are temporarily constrained for 42mm models of the Apple Watch Series 1 and first-generation Apple Watch, nicknamed Series 0, according to an internal document distributed to Apple Authorized Service Providers today. If a custome...

Google Developing More Secure Face ID-Style Facial Recognition System for Android Devices


Google appears to be working on a facial recognition system that would offer similar security to Face ID, based on code for the next-generation version of Android that was highlighted by XDA Developers. Code in Android Q, set to be shown off at...

Apple Pay Promo Offers 20% Discount on Fanatics Purchases


Apple today sent out its latest Apple Pay promo, which is offering Apple Pay users a 20 percent discount on a purchase of $25 or more from the Fanatics app or the Fanatics website in celebration of the upcoming Super Bowl. Fanatics is a sit...

iMac Last Updated 602 Days Ago, Longest Span Ever Between Updates


As noted in the MacRumors Buyer's Guide and discussed in the MacRumors forums, it has now been 602 days since Apple last updated its iMac lineup, a new record for the longest span between iMac refreshes ever. The previous record was 601 days betwe...

Apple Shares New 'Full Circle' Experimental Video Shot on 32 iPhone XRs


Apple today shared a new experimental Shot on iPhone XR video that features footage captured using 32 iPhone XR devices mounted on a bullet time rig. The video depicts various materials, including fire, colored water, dry ice bubbles, and color...

Samsung Set to Buy Camera Company That Sued Apple for Patent Infringement


Samsung is close to completing a deal that will see it purchasing Israeli smartphone camera company Corephotonics for $150 million, reports Israeli news site Globes (via Android Authority). The Corephotonics name may sound familiar to those...

AirBuddy Extends iOS-Like AirPods Integration to Mac


Well-known developer and 9to5Mac contributor Guilherme Rambo has released a new macOS utility named AirBuddy that extends iOS-like AirPods integration to the Mac. We were provided a copy of the utility to try out in advance. AirBuddy comes wi...

Apple Releases First Public Beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.4


Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming macOS Mojave 10.14.4 update to its public beta testing group, a few days after seeding the beta to developers and a week after releasing macOS Mojave 10.14.3. The macOS Mojave update can be downl...

Apple Seeds First Public Beta of tvOS 12.2


Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming tvOS 12.2 update to its public beta testing group, a few days after providing the beta to developers and a week after releasing the tvOS 12.1.2 update. The tvOS 12.2 public beta can be obtained b...

First Public Beta of iOS 12.2 Coming Today [Out Now]


Apple is today seeding the first beta of an upcoming iOS 12.2 update to its public beta testing group, a few days after releasing the beta to developers and a week after releasing the iOS 12.1.3 update. Beta testers who have joined Apple's beta...

App Developers Have Earned $120 Billion Since App Store Launched in 2008


App Store developers have earned a total of $120 billion since the App Store launched back in 2008, Apple announced today. More than a quarter of that total was earned in the past year alone, according to Apple. The App Store has seen signi...

Apple Shares Behind the Scenes Look at How New iPad Pro Videos Were Made


Apple today uploaded a new iPad Pro video called "A new way to go behind the scenes," which, as the title suggests, offers a behind the scenes look at some of the recent iPad Pro ads Apple has shared. Apple's latest round of ads featured a seri...

Apple Spent $60B on 9,000 American Suppliers in 2018, Supporting 450K Jobs


Well timed with a report from The New York Times today that explained why Apple is unlikely to manufacture more of its products in the United States, Apple has published a press release highlighting how several components it uses are manufactured ...

Deals: New Anker Codes, B&H One-Day Sale on 12.9-Inch iPad Pro, and More


Today only, you can save on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro from 2017 thanks to a flash sale at B&H Photo. The retailer has the 512GB model (Wi-Fi + Cellular) for $799.00, down from an original price of $1,279.00. This sale has all three colors ava...

Apple Reportedly Considering Gaming Subscription Service


Apple has held discussions with developers about a potential gaming subscription service, according to Cheddar's Alex Heath. The report, citing five unnamed sources, claims the service would function like "Netflix for games," providing paying...

2013 Mac Pro Launch Was 'Postponed' Due Partly to Shortage of 'Made in USA' Screws


The New York Times today published a story explaining why Apple is unlikely to manufacture more of its products in the United States. The report reveals an interesting anecdote about the latest Mac Pro. In late 2012, Apple CEO Tim Cook touted...

CIRP Says iOS Loyalty 'Hit the Highest Levels We've Ever Measured' Last Quarter


Nine out of every ten iPhone users who upgrade their smartphone will stick with the iPhone, a recent survey suggests. Consumer Intelligence Research Partners surveyed 500 consumers in the U.S. who activated a new or used phone in the final th...

Website Demos Safari Browser's Upcoming Support for Dark Mode CSS in macOS Mojave 10.14.4


In the next official update to macOS Mojave, Apple's Safari browser will enable automatic Dark Mode for websites that support it. Since the release of Safari Technology Preview 68 in October, Apple has been building support for the use of Dar...

Apple's Interest in Augmented Reality Technology Continues at CES 2019


AppleInsider reports that Apple engineers and key personnel were continuing to show interest in AR (Augmented Reality) technology companies at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. More than half a dozen incognito Apple representatives, including...

How to set up iCloud email forwarding to another address


If you use multiple email accounts, having messages all land in the same inbox is handy. Here’s how to set up iCloud email forwarding to another address.

Apple’s Entrepreneur Camp launches today


Announced at the end of November 2018, Apple's Entrepreneur Camp initiative for female coders and entrepreneurs has launched today.

Apple seeds first public betas of iOS 12.2, macOS 10.14.4, and tvOS 12.2


Apple on Monday seeded the first public betas of iOS 12.2, macOS 10.14.4 and tvOS 12.2. Users registered with Apple's public beta testing program can install the updates via each platform's respective OTA mechanism.

Developers have earned $120 billion since App Store’s 2008 debut


Since its inception more than a decade ago back in 2008, the App Store juggernaut has earned app makers an astounding $120 billion in revenue, setting a new record.

Hints of next-gen iPad & iPod touch models spotted in iOS 12.2 and Eurasian database


New Face ID-less iPads are in the works, in addition to the next iPod touch that won't have Face ID nor Touch ID, according to a regulatory filing and the iOS 12.2 code.

Making-of video: how Apple shot, edited and composed its latest iPad Pro ads


The behind-the-scenes video reveals that the latest iPad Pro ads were filmed, edited, animated, designed and composed completely with iPad Pro.

Apple in 2018 spent $60 billion with American component suppliers


In 2018 alone, Apple spent $90 billion with its American component suppliers and companies such as Finisar, Corning and Broadcom.

How to convert iPhone HEVC videos to H.264 with VideoProc [sponsor]


Playing back those 4K HEVC videos recorded with your iPhone on a non-Apple device often leads to incompatibilities or poor performance. What you need is a fast video converter with an easy to use interface.

Apple is rumored to be working on a subscription service for games


Games have been the most lucrative category on App Store since its inception back in 2008 and now Apple is thought to be working on a subscription service for games.... Read the rest of this post here "Apple is rumored...

A tiny custom screw: the issues Apple will face if it moves iPhone assembly back to America


"Made in USA" iPhones? Not so fast. A tale of a tiny custom screw illustrates how Apple found that no country can match China’s combination of scale, skills, infrastructure and cost.

Review: Apple’s Smart Battery Case for iPhone XR, XS & XS Max


Apple's second-generation Smart Battery Case for the latest iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max smartphones is definitely a solid accessory, but is it worth $100?

How to turn off animations on iPhone and iPad


Don’t like the animations on your iOS device or sensitive to the motion? Here’s how to turn off animations on iPhone and iPad.

Slyd: A new jailbreak tweak that cures your nostalgia for ‘slide to unlock’


If you miss the classic 'slide to unlock' interface on your Lock screen, then this new free jailbreak tweak can help.

iOS 12.2 seemingly confirms plans for a new Apple News Magazines subscription service


The iOS 12.2 beta includes a previously unseen landing page within the news app for a subscription feature, called Apple News Magazines.

Keep your devices powered up in 150 countries with this travel charger


Stay powered-up in 150 countries without having to carry around a sea of cumbersome adapters. The Twist Plus World Charging Station gets the job done for just $31.99—over 25% off its usual price.

Apple Says It’s Going to Help With the ‘Breakdown’ of the Cable Bundle


Traditional cable is already seeing a major blow thanks to a variety of different streaming services, but there’s still room to keep breaking things down. Continue reading →

Tim Cook Discusses Reasons Why There Are Fewer iPhone Upgrades


Apple has a plan to help combat slacking iPhone sales in some international markets, but it may take a bit more than that to right the iPhone ship. Continue reading →

Apple Music Reaches 50 Million Paid Subscribers Milestone


Apple Music’s primary competitor is Spotify, and it consistently adds subscribers to help catch up to the reigning champion. Continue reading →

Apple Has 1.4 Billion Active Devices Around the Globe


In February of 2018, it was reported that Apple had 1.3 billion active devices around the world. Continue reading →

Apple ‘Rethinking iPhone Pricing’ in Some International Markets Due to Price Fluctuations


Apple is having a bit of a rough go of it when it comes to some international markets, but the company may have a plan. Continue reading →

Apple Announces Q1 2019 Revenue of $84.3 Billion


Following along with its yearly routine, Apple today announced it latest quarterly earnings. Continue reading →

iPad mini 5 May Support the Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil


The iPad Pro started out as the only tablet in Apple’s lineup that supports the Apple Pencil. Continue reading →

‘Today at Apple’ is Adding 50 More Sessions Across Apple Stores


Today at Apple has already expanded quite a bit since its launch, and has become one of the most popular elements of the company’s physical retail sites. Continue reading →

Fill Your House With Music Thanks To Apple’s Genius HomePod [Deals Hub]


Is listening to more music among your resolutions for 2019? The Apple HomePod will keep the tunes coming, letting you fill your space with your favorite songs. Studies have shown that listening to music can make you happier and healthier, so why...

Apple Was Notified of the FaceTime Audio Bug More Than a Week Ago


Apple almost made it out of January without a major issue dominating the news cycle, but the company wasn’t that lucky. Continue reading →

Tim Cook Says Apple Plans to Participate in the 'Breakdown of the Cable Bundle' With AirPlay 2, Original Content and More


Apple CEO Tim Cook today commented on the opportunities Apple sees in the video market, though he declined to provide details on the company's specific plans. Cook said that Apple sees "huge changes" taking place in customer behavior, which the...

Apple CEO Tim Cook 'I Do Think Price is a Factor' in Declining iPhone Upgrades


During today's earnings call for the first fiscal quarter of 2019, Apple CEO Tim Cook was asked whether he thought that the pricing of the iPhone XR, XS, and iPhone XS Max was too high. In response, Cook said that while he didn't feel that was ...

Apple CEO Tim Cook: Customers Are Holding on to Older iPhones 'a Bit Longer' Than in the Past


Apple saw lower than expected iPhone sales during its first fiscal quarter of 2019 (aka the 2018 holiday quarter) and one explanation provided by Apple was lower quarterly iPhone upgrades. During today's earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook delved in...

Apple's Services Revenue Up 19% Year-Over-Year in Q1 2019, Hits New All-Time High


Apple's services category, which includes iTunes, the App Store, the Mac App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay, and AppleCare is an increasingly important revenue driver for Apple amid stagnating iPhone sales, and services growth is once again hitting...

Apple Now Has 1.4 Billion Active Devices Worldwide


Apple CEO Tim Cook today announced that its active installed base of devices has hit 1.4 billion, a milestone the company hit at the end of December. Apple's active installed base includes the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, and Apple ...

Apple Lowering iPhone Prices in Some International Markets to Boost Sales


Apple CEO Tim Cook today told Reuters that the company is "rethinking" iPhone prices outside of the United States. Setting prices in U.S. dollars has made phones more expensive in local currencies, so Apple is planning to lower prices. Cook say...

Apple's 'Wearables, Home and Accessories' Category Now Bringing in More Revenue Than iPad, and Soon Mac


Apple's "Wearables, Home, and Accessories" category, which used to be called the "Other" category, has surpassed the iPad in revenue and is closing in on the Mac lineup as well. The Wearables, Home, and Accessories category brought in $7.3...

Apple Reports 1Q 2019 Results: Nearly $20B Profit on $84.3B Revenue, Second-Best Quarter Ever Despite Earnings Warning


Apple today announced financial results for its first fiscal quarter of 2019, which corresponds to the fourth calendar quarter of 2018. For the quarter, Apple posted revenue of $84.31 billion and net quarterly profit of $19.965 billion,...

Gmail Redesign for iOS Rolling Out Starting Today


Google today announced that its mobile apps for Android and iOS are gaining a new look to bring them in line with the design changes and new features that were previously made available on the web. With the updated version of Gmail for iOS, att...

New iPad Mini 5 Could Support Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard


Apple's upcoming refreshed iPad mini and next-generation iPad could feature support for the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard, according to details shared today by developer Steve Troughton-Smith. Troughton-Smith has been digging into the latest ...

Apple Support App Gains New Search Tab to Make Finding Articles Easier


Apple today updated its Apple Support app to overhaul the design of the bottom navigation bar with the aim of improving search. In place of the former Account tab that was at the bottom, there's a new "Search" tab that's designed to let you qui...

Apple to Announce Earnings Today Following First Revenue Warning in 16 Years, End of Unit Sales Reporting


Apple is set to report its earnings results for the first quarter of its 2019 fiscal year at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time today. The quarter began September 30, 2018 and ran through December 29, 2018, according to Apple's fiscal year accounting calen...

'Today at Apple' Expands With 50 New Sessions Focused on Skills, Walks, and Labs


Apple Stores are getting a series of 50 new Today at Apple sessions for 2019. The new sessions, being added to the Today at Apple page alongside the announcement, relate to Skills, Walks, and Labs.Skills are meant for those interested in lear...

Apple Was Apparently Notified About Major FaceTime Eavesdropping Bug Over a Week Ago [Updated]


While it only made the news yesterday, it appears Apple was alerted to a major FaceTime privacy bug over a week ago. Twitter user MGT7500 tagged the official Apple Support account in a January 20 tweet claiming that her 14-year-old son discov...

Mattress Company Casper Debuts iOS-Connected 'Glow' Bedside Lamp


Mattress company Casper today revealed its first non-bedding product, called the "Glow" lamp. The device is a 5-inch tall by 3 inch wide HomePod-shaped smart light that connects to your iPhone, allowing you to set sleeping and waking light pattern...

Fortnite on iOS Gains Support for MFi Controllers


Fortnite today has been updated to version 7.30 on the iOS App Store, introducing support for MFi controllers on iPhones and iPads. This means that controllers like the SteelSeries Nimbus and Gamevice accessories can now be used to play Fortnite w...

Angela Ahrendts Discusses Apple's Experiential Retail Strategy in New Interview


In a new interview with Vogue Business this week, Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts has talked about Apple's approach to "experiential" retail. Namely, Ahrendts discussed Apple's ongoing expansion of Today at Apple sessions, which transform the c...

Aetna Launching New Apple Watch Health Coach Program 'Attain' in Spring 2019


Aetna, the third-largest health insurance provider in the United States, today announced the upcoming launch of Attain, a personalized well-being app for iPhone and Apple Watch created in collaboration with Apple. Through the use of an Apple ...

Apple Disables Group FaceTime as Temporary Workaround to Major Privacy Bug


Apple appears to have disabled Group FaceTime on its server side as a temporary workaround for a major bug discovered today that allowed anyone who places a FaceTime call to listen to audio from the recipient without them answering the call. The b...

Apple Plans to Have Streaming TV Service Ready to Launch by Mid-April


Apple is aiming to have its video streaming service ready for launch in mid-April, reports The Information. The tidbit about Apple's service was shared in a wider piece on Amazon's plans for Amazon Prime Video. According to the report, Apple ha...

Security researcher Brandon Azad publishes iOS 12.0-12.1.2 exploit


In an unforeseen turn of events, security researcher Brandon Azad has released an iOS 12-centric exploit for 12.0-12.1.2 not long after tihmstar released an iOS 11.4-11.4.1 exploit. Will the jailbreak community benefit?

Apple earnings tidbits: 1.4 billion active devices, 50 million Apple Music subscribers, and more


Following the release of its fiscal Q1 2019 financial results, Apple's CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri hopped on a conference call to talk about the company's performance over the past 3 months. As usual, we've rounded up some of the more intere...

In change of heart, tihmstar releases tfp0 exploit for iOS 11.4-11.4.1 devices with headphone jacks


In a change of heart, hacking guru tihmstar has decided to release his iOS 11.4-11.4.1 exploit for devices with a headphone jack after all.

Apple reports Q1 2019 revenue of $84.3B


Apple on Tuesday disclosed its [fiscal] Q1 2019 earnings report, offering a look at its performance over the past 3 months. During the holiday period, the company says it pulled in $84.3B in revenue, a decline of 5% from the year-ago quarter.

Pwn20wnd revises the unc0ver v2.2.0 pre-release with rewritten Cydia installation & other changes


Hacker and unc0ver lead developer Pwn20wnd dropped a fourteenth revision to the unc0ver v2.2.0 pre-release on Tuesday with more improvements.

3 free and easy ways to view PSD files on Mac without Photoshop


You’ve received a Photoshop file that you need to look at, but you don’t have Photoshop? Here are a few ways you can view PSD files on Mac.

Gmail for iOS gets Material Design overhaul with new features


Part of a larger effort to make G Suite look and act like a family of products, this refresh brings some of the features we've seen in Gmail's web interface over the past year or so.

50 new Today at Apple sessions now available free at every Apple Store worldwide


A variety of new Today at Apple sessions just launched at every Apple Store worldwide, covering photography, design, health, fitness and more.

Apple’s video-streaming service could launch in mid-April alongside subscriptions in the TV app


According to a new report, Apple is reportedly aiming to have its rumored video-streaming service ready for launch in mid-April 2019 alongside subscriptions in the TV app.

Pwn20wnd advises jailbreakers to avoid impending software update despite FaceTime bug


Despite the serious FaceTime bug affecting iOS 12 at the time of this writing, potential jailbreakers are still being advised to avoid updating their firmware.

You can now play Fortnite with MFi controllers


Finally! Epic Games' tremendously popular free-to-play battle royale title can now be played with any MFi-certified controller.

Watch out for malicious Shortcuts


Beware of the Shortcuts you download because there are malicious scripts out there that can and will steal your personal information. Being less trusting of the shortcuts you download is one way to address the privacy and security concerns dealing...

AirBuddy brings proper AirPods support to the Mac


Apple's support for the AirPods isn't as impressive on the Mac as it is on the iOS platform. This new app changes that.

DashBored: A tweak to reduce your boredom with the iPhone’s Dashboard interface


If you'd like to customize the look and feel of the Dashboard interface on your iPhone or iPad, then you should try a new free jailbreak tweak called DashBored.

Ventana brings a Windows 10-inspired Lock screen to jailbroken iPhones and iPads


You can now experience a Windows 10-inspired Lock screen on your jailbroken iOS 10 or iOS 11 device, assuming it was jailbroken with Electra and not unc0ver.

Let’s Talk iOS 276: The Health & Fitness edition


In this special episode focusing on Health & Fitness, Cody and Sebastien talk about their routines as well as the apps and accessories they use to track and manage their health goals.

Track and maintain positive habits in your life with the free Habit app


With this app, you will run out of excuses for failing to meditate daily or stop smoking. Creating and maintaining good habits has never been this easy. If you need a little motivation to help you achieve your longterm goals, be sure to check out ...

Create wearables, robots, and more with this $20 Arduino eBook bundle


With fifteen extensive eBooks, this bundle walks you through everything from the absolute fundamentals of Arduino to its more advanced tricks.

Apple disables Group FaceTime after critical privacy bug surfaces


Apple has disabled its newly-launched Group FaceTime feature, as it works to patch a serious privacy bug that surfaced late Monday afternoon. The bug, first reported by 9to5Mac, allows FaceTime users to access the microphone and front-facing camer...

New York State AG Says Group FaceTime Eavesdropping Bug is ‘Serious Threat’ as it Launches Investigation


Group FaceTime was one of the more exciting new features that Apple launched last year, but now it has turned into a big headache. Continue reading →

Apple May Adopt 3D Cameras in 2020 iPhones to Help Improve AR; iOS 13 to Add Dark Mode


Augmented reality is a major focal point for Apple, especially with its ARKit development platform. Continue reading →

Google’s ‘Screenwise Meter’ Collects User Data in a Similar Way to Facebook’s Research VPN iOS App [Updated]


A lot of companies out there collect data. That’s an understood reality. However, doing so in a shady way isn’t a good look for any of them. Continue reading →

Microsoft Outlook With New Design Rolling Out to All iOS Users


Back in December of last year, Microsoft teased an incoming design change for Outlook for iOS. At the time, unfortunately, it was only available for beta testers. Continue reading →

A Second Apple Employee Has Been Charged With Stealing ‘Project Titan’ Secrets


Project Titan is an effort still at Apple, even if it did just lose over 200 employees. As a result, secrets are still important. Continue reading →

Did You Upgrade to the iPhone XS or iPhone XR?


There is a bit of tug of war happening for Apple right now. The company says the iPhone XS, and especially the iPhone XR, are popular. However, it also admits not enough people upgraded to those popular devices in 2018. Continue reading →

This Lightning Cable Won’t Fray And Ruin Your Day [Deals Hub]


It’s a fact of life in this modern world — your iPhone charging cable is going to fray and break at some point. And at that steep price, that’s a very frustrating truth to come to terms with. That’s where the Syncwire 2M UNBR...

Latest iTunes 12.9 Beta No Longer Allows Downgrading iPhones to Older iOS Versions Using IPSWs Firmware Files


Apple has disabled the ability to downgrade one’s iPhone or iPads using local IPSW firmware files starting with the latest iTunes 12.9.4.61 beta release. This means that when one tries to downgrade their iPhone or iPad using iTunes, it wil...

iFixit’s DIY iPhone Battery Replacement Kit is Staying $29.99 Until the End of the Year


Just before the end of 2017, the repair blog iFixit announced that it was lowering the price of its do-it-yourself iPhone battery repair kit. Continue reading →

Starting Friday, Apple Music Subscribers Can Stream for Free on Domestic American Airlines Flights


If you happen to find yourself on a specific flight under the American Airlines banner in the United States, you will soon get a nice Apple Music perk. Continue reading →

Apple Trailed Samsung in Holiday Quarter With an Estimated 68.4M iPhones Shipped


Apple was the number two smartphone vendor in the world during the 2018 holiday quarter with an estimated 68.4 million iPhones shipped, according to new data shared today by IDC. IDC's new iPhone shipment estimates come one day after Apple's Q1...

New York Officials Investigating Apple's FaceTime Eavesdropping Bug


New York Attorney General Letitia James and Governor Andrew Cuomo are investigating the FaceTime eavesdropping bug on iOS devices that allowed a person to FaceTime another person and hear conversations and see videos even when the call was not ans...

New 10-Inch iPad and Cheaper iPad Mini Coming 'As Early As This Spring'


Apple is working on an updated version of the $329 6th-generation iPad and a new, cheaper iPad mini, Bloomberg today confirmed in an extensive report on Apple's future product plans. The new version of the iPad will feature a "roughly 10-in...

iOS 13 to Include Dark Mode, iPad Upgrades, CarPlay Improvements and More


Apple's iOS 13 operating system, which will likely be previewed this summer at Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, will include a number of major updates that iOS users have been desiring for years. According to Bloomberg, iOS 13 wi...

Triple-Lens Cameras Coming to 2019 iPhone, 2020 iPhones and iPads to Feature Laser-Powered 3D Cameras


Apple is planning on introducing triple-lens cameras in its 2019 iPhone lineup, reports Bloomberg, confirming many triple-lens camera rumors that we've previously heard. Like The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg says the followup to the iPhone XS...

Google Also Exploiting Enterprise Certificates to Bypass iOS App Store for Data Collection [Update: Disabled]


Facebook is facing the wrath of Apple today for misusing an enterprise certificate meant for internal use to get Facebook users to sideload a data harvesting "Facebook Research" app that violates App Store policies, and as it turns out, Google has...

Second Apple Employee Accused of Stealing Apple Car Details


The United States FBI this week accused a Chinese citizen working for Apple of attempting to steal trade secrets that are related to the company's autonomous vehicle program, reports NBC Bay Area. Apple launched an investigation into the employ...

Apple Shut Down All of Facebook's Internal Apps When Revoking Enterprise Certificate


Facebook is no longer able to use or distribute important internal iOS apps after Apple disabled the Enterprise Certificate Facebook was abusing to surreptitiously gather data from iOS users right under Apple's nose. Since 2016, Facebook has be...

DirecTV Now Lost 267K Subscribers Last Quarter, Partly Due to End of Apple TV Offer


DirecTV Now today reported that it lost 267,000 subscribers during the fourth quarter of 2018, causing the service to dip from 1.8 million subscribers in Q1 2018 to 1.6 million in Q4 (via TechCrunch). Despite the decline, DirecTV Now is still at t...

Beats 1's Zane Lowe to Keynote Music Business Conference in Nashville as Apple Music Crosses 50M Paying Subscribers


The Music Business Association today announced that Beats 1 anchor Zane Lowe will be the keynote speaker at its 2019 conference on May 5 at 5 p.m. local time. The event will take place at the JW Marriott in Nashville. In addition to his Beats...

Cardiogram App for Apple Watch Gains Premium Service With Cross-Platform Family Mode, Doctor Sharing


Popular Apple Watch heart rate monitoring app Cardiogram today launched a new premium service that includes data sharing options and a cross-platform Family Mode designed to allow remote monitoring of a loved one's wearable data. If a person wi...

18 Key Takeaways From Apple's First Earnings Call of 2019


Apple yesterday reported its earnings results for the first quarter of the 2019 fiscal year. Apple's CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri then went on a conference call with analysts to discuss the results. Key takeaways are below. Revenue of &#...

Deals Spotlight: Apple's Smart Battery Cases for iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR Discounted by $11


Amazon and B&H Photo this week have introduced the first straight price discount on Apple's just-released Smart Battery Case for iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR. The sales are discounting the price of the new accessory by about $11. Visit the Mac...

Foxconn's Wisconsin Site Will No Longer Be a Factory for Smartphone Displays, Instead Focusing on R&D


Foxconn is once again changing plans for its upcoming Wisconsin-based plant in the United States, according to a new report out today by Reuters. Originally set to produce large television displays, and then small to medium displays for smartphone...

Apple Music Subscribers Can Stream Songs Without Buying Wi-Fi on American Airlines Flights in U.S. Starting Friday


Apple today announced that, starting February 1, Apple Music subscribers can access Apple Music on any American Airlines flight in the United States equipped with Viasat satellite technology with no Wi-Fi purchase required. American Airlines ...

Samsung Begins Mass Production of 1TB Flash Storage Chip Suitable for iPhones


Samsung has started developing what it says is the first one terabyte embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) storage chip, powered by the company's fifth-generation V-NAND. Most Android phones include a microSD slot that lets owners upgrade t...

iFixit's Do-it-Yourself iPhone Battery Replacement Kits to Remain $29.99 Until End of 2019


iFixit today announced that its do-it-yourself iPhone battery replacement kits will remain $29.99 until the end of 2019. The repair website lowered the price of its kits in late 2017 to match Apple's discounted iPhone battery replacement ...

Facebook to Shut Down Controversial iOS Market Research App as Apple Revokes Certificate [Updated]


Facebook has said it will end a controversial market research program in which the company paid users to install a mobile app that tracked their activity and data. In a statement given to TechCrunch and other websites, the company said that its...

Apple Hit With Lawsuit Over FaceTime Eavesdropping Bug


Apple is already facing its first lawsuit over the FaceTime eavesdropping bug that was discovered just last night, reports Bloomberg. Houston lawyer Larry Williams II today filed a lawsuit against Apple claiming that his iPhone allowed an unkno...

Facebook Paying Teens $20/Month to Install Data Harvesting VPN App on iPhones


Apple in August 2018 forced Facebook to remove its Onavo VPN app from the App Store, because Facebook was using it to track user activity and data across multiple apps, something that violate's Apple's App Store policies. As it turns out, Faceb...

Apple is allegedly testing USB-C iPhones


Moving to the industry-standard I/O would make iPhone compatible with USB-C chargers and other accessories.

No major changes are reportedly planned for iPad Pro this year


Apple apparently isn't expected to bring any major changes to iPad Pro in 2019. It's entirely possible that the tablet won't be getting any update at all this year.

$329 6th generation iPad to gain a 10″ screen, a cheaper iPad mini on the way


A follow-up to 2015's iPad mini 4 will be cheaper than the current $399 128GB model while the $329 sixth-generation iPad should get a bigger display.

iTunes movie deals: $5 hits, $10 comedies, and more


Apple has updated its iTunes Store with new discounts on movies and other media. Among the deals are hit movies like The Book of Eli and Trolls for $5 and ensemble comedies like Office Space and Superbad for under $10. Check out the full roundup b...

Pwn20wnd releases unc0ver v2.2.2, updates v3.0.0 pre-release to fix Cydia installation and bootstrap bugs


Pwn20wnd released unc0ver v2.2.1 and v2.2.2 to the general public on Wednesday with more bug fixes and improvements.

Electra updated to version 1.2.2 with build number fix & other improvements


The Electra Team updated its brand-new Electra jailbreak tool with two separate updates on Wednesday to address some bugs.

iOS 13 to bring system-wide Dark Mode, tabs, enhanced Live Photos & Home screen, more


iOS 13 will rock Dark Mode for easier nighttime viewing and power savings on OLED devices.

The latest iTunes beta prevents iOS downgrades


We’ve always been able to downgrade to a recent iOS version by installing an IPSW file on an iPhone or iPad through iTunes for Mac and Windows, but that’s no longer possible in the latest iTunes 12.9 beta, distributed last...

How to jailbreak iOS 11.4 and iOS 11.4.1 with Electra


Follow these instructions on how to jailbreak iOS 11.4.x with Electra. While not necessarily the preferred method, this guide gets you through the process.

Pwn20wnd drops unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release with support for iOS 11.4.x, releases unc0ver v2.2.0 to the masses


Hacker and unc0ver lead developer Pwn20wnd has released unc0ver v2.2.0 to the general public and issued the first unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release with initial support for iOS 11.4-11.4.1.

Apple has 900 million iPhones in the wild, 1.4 billion devices worldwide


As the narrative shifts from products to services, Apple could find itself in a serious trouble should iPhone sales contract in the US and Europe.

Electra Team releases Electra version 1.2.0 with support for iOS 11.4-11.4.1


The Electra Team has updated the Electra jailbreak tool with official support for iOS 11.4-11.4.1. Read more about it inside.

Cook: iPhone sales slowed due to higher prices, death of subsidies & less frequent upgrades


Investors wanted to know if Apple might have pushed the envelope a little bit too far with current iPhone prices, here's how Cook responded.

Screen Time in iOS 12.2 lets you pick specific days and times to activate Downtime


The iOS 12.2 beta brings more granular control to Screen Time's Downtime feature, allowing you to schedule it separately on any given day of the week.

How to add a folder from your Finder Sidebar to the Dock on Mac


With one click you can quickly add a folder from your Finder’s Sidebar to the Dock on your Mac, for fast and easy access every day.

Apple is already hit with the first lawsuit over the FaceTime eavesdropping bug


The nightmare bug couldn't have come at a worse time given Apple's commitment to protecting user privacy and because it happened on Data Privacy Day.

BLightAlert leverages your iPhone’s display brightness to get your attention for notifications


If you frequently miss or forget about incoming notifications, then a free jailbreak tweak called BLightAlert can help.

American Airlines to provide Apple Music streaming starting Friday with no added fees


On American Airlines, Apple Music subscribers can listen to curated playlists, such as The New Chicago, with no Wi-Fi purchase required.

BigShotJb lets you capture taller screenshots more easily


iOS makes it a hassle to take extended screenshots of tall, scrollable interfaces. Fortunately, this free jailbreak tweak can help.

iFixit extends its discounted DIY $30 iPhone battery replacement service through 2019


The iFixit kits include everything you need to open up and swap your own battery. And unlike Apple's own program, iFixit's battery kits are available for older iPhones as well.

Apple Has Restored Facebook’s Certification to Run Internal iOS Apps


Facebook found itself on the wrong end of Apple’s company wrath recently, but it looks like things are starting to even out. Continue reading →

German Court Rejects Four Out of Eight Patent Suits Brought Against Apple by Qualcomm


The legal battle between Apple and Qualcomm will continue for at least a while, and Apple has seen a pretty strong case made against it up to this point. Continue reading →

Apple Has Now Blocked Google From Running Its Internal iOS Apps and Betas


What started as a pretty big Facebook issue transformed into an equally-sized Google issue, and Apple has responded in kind. Continue reading →

iOS 13 Rumored to Drop Support for iPhone 5s Through iPhone 6s, Several iPad Models


iOS 13 is starting to get some attention as January wraps up, but the latest rumor isn’t a positive one. Continue reading →

Facebook iOS App Finally Supports Native Screen Resolution for iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, and New iPad Pro


Apple launched new hardware in late-2018, but for some of those devices Facebook has been late to the support train. Continue reading →

Qualcomm is Demanding Apple Pay Fines for Still Selling Banned iPhones in Germany


Apple was told to stop selling specific iPhone models in Germany last year. The company already ran afoul of that court order once, in the form of a press release. Continue reading →

Puma Takes on Nike With the Self-Lacing ‘Puma Fi’ Shoes


Self-lacing shoes aren’t entirely new, but the technology is improving enough to still make them a marvel. Continue reading →

Law Firm in Canada Applies for Class Action Lawsuit Against Apple Over Group FaceTime Eavesdropping Bug


Apple had a rough end to 2018 thanks to the “bendgate” issue and the new iPad Pro. Unfortunately, 2019 didn’t start off all that well, either. Continue reading →

Uber Now Shows Public Transportation in Its App


The ride-hailing service Uber is looking to expand its usefulness to customers, and has set its sights on public transportation. Continue reading →

Strategy Analytics: Apple Shipped 14.5 Million iPads in Latest Holiday Quarter


Apple decided to make a change to how it hands quarterly earnings reports, no longer breaking down specific numbers. Continue reading →

Nintendo's Next Mobile Game Will Be 'Dr. Mario World,' Developed in Partnership With LINE


Nintendo today announced that its next iOS and Android release will be Dr. Mario World, an action puzzle game set to be released later in 2019. Nintendo will be partnering with messaging app LINE to develop the new title. Little detail is avail...

Five of the Best Email Apps on iOS


Email apps are a popular App Store category for one simple reason - almost all of us need to access email on our iPhones and iPads. While Apple has its own Mail app built into iOS devices, some people want a more feature rich experience. Luckil...

Apple Shuts Down All of Google's Internal Apps for Abusing Enterprise Certificate [Updated]


Apple is cracking down hard on companies that have been abusing its Enterprise Certificate program, and Google today joined Facebook in losing access to Apple's internal app tools, reports The Verge. Apple revoked Google's Enterprise Certificat...

Questionable Rumor Suggests iOS 13 Will Drop Compatibility for iPhone 5s Through iPhone 6s [Updated]


A questionable and unconfirmed rumor from Israeli site The Verifier suggests that Apple's iOS 13 update, expected to be previewed this summer at the Worldwide Developers Conference, will drop support for a number of iPhones and iPads. The site ...

One Drop Glucose Monitor Gains Personal Diabetes Assistant and Health Records Integration


One Drop, a company known for its iPhone-connected One Drop Blood Glucose Monitor, today announced the launch of a new Personal Diabetes Assistant and integration with the Health Records feature on iPhone. The One Drop Personal Diabetes Assista...

Apple's iOS 12.1.4 Update to Fix FaceTime Eavesdropping Bug Showing Up in Analytics


Apple's upcoming fix for the FaceTime eavesdropping bug that was discovered on Monday will come in the form of an iOS 12.1.4 update, according to MacRumors analytics data. We began seeing a handful of visits from devices running an iOS 12.1.4 u...

'Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition' Now Available on Mac


Highly anticipated role-playing title Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition got its official release on Mac today, exactly three months since Apple teased the game at its October 2018 Keynote event. Developed in partnership with Mac p...

Qualcomm Demands German Court Fine Apple for Continuing to Sell iPhones After Ban


Qualcomm today filed a motion calling for a German court to levy fines against Apple for not complying with a December import ban barring iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 models from being sold in Germany, reports Bloomberg. According to Qualcomm, Apple f...

Puma Debuts $330 iPhone-Connected Self-Lacing Sneakers to Compete With Nike


Nike in January announced the launch of iPhone-controlled self-adjusting basketball shoes, and now another popular shoe brand, Puma, is set to launch its own self-lacing sneaker. The upcoming Puma Fi, which was able to be tested by Engadget's R...

Canadian Law Firm Applies for Class Action Lawsuit Over FaceTime Bug


Montréal-based law firm Lambert Avocat Inc. has applied for a class action lawsuit against Apple with the Superior Court of Québec, seeking compensation for all persons exposed to a major FaceTime privacy bug that enabled users to eavesdrop on t...

Apple Shipped 14.5M iPads in Holiday Quarter According to Strategy Analytics


Apple shipped an estimated 14.5 million iPads in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to research firm Strategy Analytics. Apple no longer discloses iPad, iPhone, or Mac unit sales in its earnings reports, leaving us with these estimated fig...

iPhone SE Makes Third Appearance on Apple's Clearance Store at $249—Act Fast


Apple has replenished stock of the iPhone SE on its online clearance store for the third time this month. These are brand new, unopened, and unlocked models starting at $249 in the United States. Availability dwindled very quickly in the each ...

Criterion Collection Launching $11/Month Streaming Service in April, Coming to tvOS and iOS


The Criterion Collection has announced the upcoming launch of an all-new streaming service aimed at classic movie fans, called the "Criterion Channel." Launching on April 8 in the United States and Canada, Criterion Channel will include over 1,000...

FuboTV Rolls Out Apple TV App Integration


FuboTV this week has quietly rolled out support for the TV app on Apple TV, allowing subscribers to connect their FuboTV account with the TV app and keep track of all the shows and movies they watch within FuboTV. For those keeping track, this mea...

Hulu's New 'Pause Ad' Experience Coming Q2 2019, Will Not Play Audio/Video Every Time You Pause


Last month, Hulu began talking about a new form of advertising it had in the works that it called "pause ads." At the time, the company said it tested numerous versions of the format, but they all boiled down to showing subscribers some form of ad...

UltraViolet Digital Movie Locker Service Will Close on July 31, 2019


Cloud movie locker service UltraViolet will officially shut down on July 31, 2019. The Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE) announced the closure late last night, and will begin informing users of the service's end throughout today (via ...

Intel Names Robert Swan CEO Following Reports That Apple's Johny Srouji Was a Candidate


Intel today announced that it has appointed Robert Swan as its new CEO, ending the chipmaker's long search for a new leader. Swan had served as Intel's interim CEO since Brian Krzanich resigned seven months ago after violating the company's n...

Compal Expected to Assemble iPad Mini 5 Launching 'Later in 2019'


Taiwanese manufacturer Compal Electronics is expected to be a supplier of the so-called iPad mini 5 when the tablet launches later in 2019, according to DigiTimes. This would likely entail final assembly of the device. iPad mini 4 Rumors sugge...

'Rome: Total War' iOS Update Brings New Playable Factions and Game Features


Feral has pushed out an update to ROME: Total War that brings some welcome enhancements to the acclaimed strategy game on iOS. First up, v1.10 adds eight more playable factions to the war theater, significantly increasing the strategy options a...

Nintendo Delays Launch of 'Mario Kart Tour' Mobile Game Until Summer


Nintendo has announced that its upcoming Mario Kart Tour game for iOS devices won't be ready until the summer (via The Verge). The news came in Nintendo's quarterly earnings report released today, exactly a year since the company first reveal...

Electra updated to version 1.2.6 to resolve various problems on A7 & A8 devices


The Electra Team pushed another update to the Electra jailbreak tool Thursday afternoon to address app crashing bugs and more on A7/A8 devices running iOS 11.2-11.4.1.

Apple shuts down Google’s internal apps over Enterprise Certificate abuse


Apple has shut down Google's internal apps over its abuse of the Enterprise Certificate program, reports The Verge. Citing sources familiar with the situation, the outlet says that beta versions of Google Maps, Hangouts and Gmail, as well as emplo...

$100 off Sonos Playbase, up to 30% off Logitech PC accessories, and other tech deals


Are you in the market for a new mouse, keyboard or gaming headset? Then you are in luck! Logitech is taking up to 30% off of its PC accessories on Amazon today. There are also 4K smart TVs on sale for the Big Game, discounts on Sonos hardware and ...

How to set the Calendar app to start on Monday instead of Sunday


Does your week start on Monday instead of Sunday? You can change the Calendar app on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac to reflect this and here’s how.

Pwn20wnd releases unc0ver v2.2.3, revises the unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release with more improvements


Pwn20wnd has released unc0ver v2.2.3 to the general public and revised the unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release with more bug fixes and improvements.

Zuckerberg: WhatsApp, Instagram & Messenger merger to create an iMessage-like layer for SMS


Merging your Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram chats might serve as an iMessage-like layer for SMS that would offer more functionality and security.

Sileo beta preview receives a small update with support for the latest dpkg


The Sileo beta preview has been updated with support for the latest version of dpkg (1.19.4) for more stability while installing jailbreak packages.

The Facebook app gains native display support on iPhone XR, iPhone XS Max & iPad Pro


The update adds native display support for the 6.1-inch iPhone XR, the 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max and the new iPad Pros.

Electra update adds tihmstar’s new v1ntex exploit, brings support for A7, A8 devices


The Electra Team has updated its jailbreak tool Thursday morning with official support for tihmstar's new v1ntex exploit.

DigiTimes: iPad mini 5 rumored to arrive later in 2019


Taiwanese contract manufacturer Compal Electronics is expected to build Apple’s fifth-generation iPad mini tablet that should arrive “later in 2019”.... Read the rest of this post here "DigiTimes: iPad mini 5 rumored to arrive la...

Tihmstar releases v1ntex, a voucher_swap-like exploit for 4K devices (16K support coming soon)


Tihmstar has released his own version of the voucher_swap exploit on Thursday with official support for 4K devices such as the iPhone 6. Read more inside.

How to increase the text size in Messages on iPhone, iPad and Mac


Make your messages and conversations easier to read. Here’s how to increase the text size for the Messages app on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

Watch Apple’s new video shot on 32 iPhone XR cameras mounted on a bullet-time rig


Apple's latest mind-bending experiments showcases some of the creative possibilities that can be achieved when pairing the iPhone XR camera with professional videographers.

This tweak lets you colorize iOS’ multitude of Today View widgets


Being able to customize the look and feel of your iPhone or iPad is one of the pinnacles of jailbreaking. This new tweak lets you colorize your Today widgets.

Looking to give Cydia a modernized facelift? Try CellDia


CellDia gives Cydia a modernized look and feel with larger jailbreak package previews and easier access to Install/Remove buttons app-wide.

Create your own reminders with this $60 ink-free printer


Using special thermal paper, the MEMOBIRD Mobile Thermal Printer can print text, handwriting, photos, pictures, stickers, and even secret messages with absolutely zero ink.

Geosn0w releases OsirisJailbreak12, an incomplete ‘developer-only’ “jailbreak” PoC for iOS 12.0-12.1.2


Software tinkerer Geosn0w has released an incomplete 'developer-only' jailbreak proof-of-concept for iOS 12-12.1.2 that appears to be built from Brandon Azad's tfp0 exploit.

2020 iPhones to rock laser cameras capable of recreating the real world in 3D


2020 iPhones will have longer-range laser cameras out the back designed to scan the environment to create 3D reconstructions of the real world.

2019 iPhones getting better cameras, triple-lens system headed to an iPhone XS Max successor


The follow-up to the flagship iPhone XS Max model will ostensibly feature a third camera out the back, resulting in a wider zoom range, a larger field of view and increased pixel count.

iPhone Price Cuts Are Boosting Sales in China


Back in January, Apple dropped the pricing of specific iPhone models for vendors in China. As a result, sales are starting to turn around already. Continue reading →

7th-Generation iPod touch conceptualized in New Video


Word on the street is that Apple is going to refresh the iPod touch lineup this year, which means a seventh-generation device may be on the horizon. Continue reading →

Alphabet Company Verily is Developing Smart Shoes to Detect Falls and Other Health-Tracking Features


Smart clothing isn’t a new concept, but while Apple’s smartwatch has taken off on its own, the wearable technology movement hasn’t really found general pieces of clothing to be all that accepting. Continue reading →

Apple Has the Right to Hand Out Consequences to Companies That Break App Store Rules


A question of whether or not Apple is too powerful has cropped up recently, especially as it relates to its own digital storefront. Continue reading →

Save Yourself The Heartache Of Data Loss With This Recovery Solution [Deals Hub]


It’s a fact of life: at one point in your life your computer will crash or fall victim to a virus. And you will be left crying over all the data you lost in the process. Do Your Data Recovery Professional helps prevent those tears, and for...

Apple Publishes ‘How to Take an ECG’ on the Apple Watch Series 4 Video


Tutorial videos are not new for Apple, and the company has added another one to its growing library. Continue reading →

Netflix Spices Things up With a New Logo Animation


It’s a slow Friday, so how about we check out what Netflix has been working on for the last couple years in regards to its logo? Continue reading →

Apple Apologizes for FaceTime Audio Bug, Delays Software Update Fix Until Next Week


Apple has issued a statement apologizing for the FaceTime bug. It has also delayed the rollout of the software update to fix the bug until next week. Continue reading →

Huawei Is Unveiling a 5G Foldable Phone Later This Month


Huawei today teased the unveiling of its first foldable 5G phone at MWC 2019. Featuring the tagline “Connecting the Future,” the image shows the close up of a foldable phone. Continue reading →

German Court Dismisses Four Qualcomm Patent Claims against Apple


In a blow to Qualcomm, a German court has rejected four of its patent claims against Apple. In total, Qualcomm had alleged that Apple was infringing on eight of its patents. The regional court of Munich is yet to take a decision on the remaining...

Gruber: Apple TV is Sold at Cost, HomePod at Slight Loss


On the latest episode of The Talk Show, Daring Fireball's John Gruber discusses Apple TV and HomePod pricing and whether Apple is charging too much for some of its products. According to Gruber, Apple is actually selling the 2017 Apple TV 4K at...

Apple Exec Overseeing Siri Departs Role


Bill Stasior, who has been heading up Apple's Siri team since 2012, recently left his role as the leader of the voice assistant group, reports The Information. Stasior was recruited from Amazon in 2012 to oversee Siri following the departure of...

Amazon Prime Video App for Apple TV Gains 'X-Ray' Feature


Amazon appears to have recently added its popular "X-Ray" feature to the Amazon Prime Video app on the Apple TV. X-Ray lets Amazon Prime Video users get more information about the TV shows and movies they're offering, with the feature providing...

iPhone Sales Growing Following Price Cuts in China


Apple is seeing improved iPhone sales in China following some recent price cuts on the iPhone XR, XS, XS Max, and older models that were introduced earlier in January, reports Chinese site Feng. Apple dropped iPhone prices for third-party distr...

Review: Anker's 30W 'Atom' USB-C Charger is Tiny, Affordable, and Perfect for Charging iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks


With a new material called Gallium nitride (GaN), semiconductor components have been able to be shrunk down, leading to smaller than ever charging accessories. Several accessory makers have been taking advantage of GaN technology for new products,...

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a UV iPhone Sanitizer From PhoneSoap


For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with PhoneSoap to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a PhoneSoap 3 Smartphone UV Sanitizer. As the name suggests, the PhoneSoap is designed to eliminate all of the nasty germs on your iPhone usin...

'Flexgate' Display Issues Affecting 2016 MacBook Pro and Later


Some 2016 and later MacBook Pro models appear to be displaying issues with uneven backlighting caused by a delicate and easy-to-break flex cable, which has been dubbed "flexgate." Impacted machines can feature uneven lighting at the bottom of t...

Deals Spotlight: Save 30% on Incipio's Qi Mats, Battery Packs, and Other Charging Accessories


Incipio today kicked off a new sale on its charging products, allowing customers the chance to save 30 percent on all of the "power" products found on Incipio.com. This includes Qi wireless charging mats, iPhone battery cases, cables, car chargers...

Group FaceTime Will Remain Permanently Disabled on iOS 12.1.3 and Earlier


Apple today issued an apology for its major FaceTime security bug that allowed for eavesdropping on calls. "We have fixed the Group FaceTime security bug on Apple's servers and we will issue a software update to re-enable the feature for user...

Apple Confirms Some Users Currently Unable to Access the App Store, Apple Music, and iTunes [Updated]


We're seeing an increasing number of reports across Reddit and Twitter from iOS 11 users who have been unable to access Apple services such as the App Store, Apple Music, and iTunes since as early as Thursday morning. Apple's system status pa...

Apple Apologizes About FaceTime Bug, Software Update With Fix Delayed Until Next Week


Apple issued the following statement to MacRumors today in which it apologized for a major FaceTime eavesdropping bug:We have fixed the Group FaceTime security bug on Apple's servers and we will issue a software update to re-enable the feature f...

Apple Promotes Heart Health With Activity Challenge and Apple Store Events Throughout February


In recognition of Heart Month, Apple today announced it will offer an Activity Challenge on Apple Watch and heart health events at Apple Stores in San Francisco, Chicago, and New York throughout February. Apple Watch users who close their exe...

iPad Pro (2018) Bending Issue


Shortly after the 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models were released, some MacRumors readers began complaining of noticeable bends in their tablets, with some of the bends appearing to be worse than others. The issue received little attention until...

The best world clock widgets for iPhone


Need to know the time in a different city or country often? Add a handy widget to your iPhone Today screen. These are the best world clock widgets.

Facebook employees considered quitting after Apple blocked their internal apps


When Apple on late Thursday revoked Facebook's access to an internal app that snooped on users’ online activity, some employees considered quitting.

Apple acknowledges temporary issues with Apple Music, App and iTunes Stores


It's not just you—some people are reporting difficulty accessing App Store and iTunes Store while Apple Music seems to be down, too.

UK government spooks want to join encrypted chats and calls as an invisible eavesdropper


UK's GCHQ is looking to take advantage of exploits like the group FaceTime bug to secretly join encrypted messaging and voice conversations as an invisible eavesdropper.

How to enable the Firefox Dark Theme on Mac


Do you enjoy using Dark Mode on your Mac? If you’re a Mozilla Firefox user, you can use the browser’s Dark Theme too and here’s how.

Group FaceTime eavesdropping bug will be fixed next week as Apple issues an apology


In addition, Apple will reevaluate its internal processes to ensure that critical issues like this are escalated "to the right people as fast as possible."

GoodWiFi forces iOS to show more information about nearby Wi-Fi networks


GoodWiFi forces iOS' Wi-Fi Settings page to display more relevant information about your network and others around you.

Complete Apple’s Heart Month challenge in February to unlock this special badge


Apple is marking Heart Month by offering a new Activity challenge on Apple Watch along with related events in select brick-and-mortar retail stores in the US.

Turkey brings a pitch-black Dark Mode theme to Cydia


If you're ready to give Cydia an uncompromising, pitch-black Dark Mode, then try a new jailbreak tweak called Turkey.

This smart safe monitors your valuables and lets you access them in a pinch


Available in two different mounting configurations, this Wi-Fi enabled smart safe protects your goods while allowing for easy access in a pinch. You can get it on sale for only $99 today.

Electra version 1.2.7 released to fix a kernel panic issue on some devices


The Electra Team just pushed another update for the Electra jailbreak tool, bringing it up to version 1.2.7 with more bug fixes.

Nintendo announces ‘Dr. Mario World’ coming to iOS and Android this summer


Nintendo on Thursday announced that its next game for iOS and Android will be Dr. Mario World. They are calling it an ‘action puzzler’ and as you’d expect it will be free to play with optional in-app purchases. The company...

Ian Beer Publishes Another iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2 Exploit for Possible iOS 12 Jailbreak


Over the last few weeks, quite a few iOS 12 exploits have been detailed raising hopes of a possible iOS 12 jailbreak. Ian Beer of Google’s Project Zero team has now published another new iOS 12 exploit. Continue reading →

How to Delete or Temporarily Disable Your Instagram Account


Instagram might be getting a bit too much for you right about now. For some, social media peer pressure just becomes too much. If you need a break, or if you’re over Instagram as a platform, you might want to delete your Instagram account ...

Apple Sells the HomePod at Loss, Apple TV and AirPods at Cost


John Gruber of Daring Fireball has revealed that Apple sells the Apple TV 4K at cost, while the HomePod is actually sold at a slight loss. That’s pretty surprising since it was always believed that Apple charges a hefty premium for its p...

Gravity brings realistic gravitational physics to your jailbroken handset’s Home screen


Gravity brings realistic gravitational physics to your jailbroken iPhone's Home screen without the price tag associated with some of the other alternatives.

Kiindly, Disco FM and other apps to check out right now


This week's edition of our Apps of the Week roundup features an app to help you save money while shopping online, a digital vinyl shopping buddy and a simple-yet-beautiful habit tracker. And as always, we've selected two great new games for you to...

CyPush2 brings push notification support to Cydia


You can now get push notifications from Cydia with a free jailbreak tweak called CyPush2.

The Best Battery Cases For iPhone X and iPhone XS


The iPhone X and iPhone XS offer ‘all-day’ battery life for most users. With medium usage, they can easily last a whole day. But what if you’re traveling? Or you spend a lot of time watching Netflix or playing PUBG on your iPho...

Electra 1.3.0 with ‘jailbreakd2’ for iOS 11 – iOS 11.4.1 Released to Fix Freezing Issues


Following the release of Electra 1.2.0 last week based on a new exploit for iOS 11 – iOS 11.4.1, the Electra team has updated their jailbreak tool for v1.3.0 with ‘jailbreakd2’, a “next-gen version rewritten from groundup...

rootlessJB 3.0 Is a SSH-Based Jailbreak for iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2 Aimed at Developers


Following the release of a developer-only jailbreak for iOS 12 by GeoSn0w, Jake James has released rootlessJB 3.0 with iOS 12 support. Right now, rootlessJB supports A9-A11 devices running iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2. This means Apple’s late...

GeoSn0w Releases OsirisJailbreak, a Developer Only iOS 12 Jailbreak


Developer @GeoSn0w has released a developer-only iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2 jailbreak. Don’t get too excited thinking that you will be able to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad running iOS 12 using this jailbreak since that is not the case. ...

Electra Team says it won’t be long before Sileo becomes the default package manager for Electra


The Electra Team will soon force Electra users to use Sileo instead of Cydia. The latter could be installed optionally, but through a convoluted process. Learn more inside.

Wallpapers of the week: full spectrum color


One of the best ways to show the power of your iPhone screen is using a full spectrum wallpaper to enhance all of the colors. Download these today!

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: Colorful Widgets, GoodWiFi, Gravity, & more


This roundup encompasses all the jailbreak tweaks released in Cydia from Monday, January 28th to Sunday, February 3rd.

Electra 1.3.0 released with ‘next-gen jailbreakd2’ to prevent device freezes and improve performance


The Electra Team released Electra version 1.3.0 on Saturday with significant improvements to help prevent device freezing and more.

Jake James releases rootlessJB 3.0, a rootless SSH-based iOS 12 jailbreak for developers


Hacker and software developer Jake James has released rootlessJB 3.0, a developer-centric rootless jailbreak for iOS 12.0-12.1.2 based on recent exploit releases. Read more about the tool inside.

This Software Lets You Edit and Convert Your 4K Footage Easier Than Ever [Deals Hub]


It’s never been easier to record 4K footage, but unfortunately editing and converting that content is still a struggle. But even if you don’t have the right high-end computer and editing software, there’s still hope thanks to V...

AT&T’s Misleading ‘5G E’ Label Shows up on Some iPhones in Certain Markets With iOS 12.2


iOS 12.2 just saw its second developer beta get seeded, and while four new Animoji is the main new feature, there’s some misleading marketing happening with the software, too. Continue reading →

AR/VR Pioneer, HoloLens Co-Creator Avi Bar-Zeev Left Apple in January, Was Reportedly Working on AR Glasses


Apple sees augmented reality (AR) as the next major tentpole for the company, but what that looks like beyond ARKit on iOS devices remains to be seen. Continue reading →

Apple Introduces Four New Animoji: Boar, Shark, Giraffe, and Owl


With the second developer beta being seeded of iOS 12.2 today, some new details have been uncovered. Continue reading →

Apple Seeds iOS 12.2, watchOS 5.2, macOS 10.14.4, and tvOS 12.2 Beta 2 to Developers


Following the public launch of iOS 12.1.3 and watchOS 5.1.3 to the public, Apple is moving ahead with new betas. Continue reading →

Apple now Selling Refurbished iPhone X


If you didn’t find yourself upgrading to the iPhone XS or iPhone XR, maybe you’d be interested in a refurbished iPhone X instead. Continue reading →

Survey Says: Many People Believe Apple ‘Will Lead in 5G’


Word on the street is that Apple is going to wait until 2020 before it launches a 5G iPhone, but that doesn’t mean consumers don’t think the company is going to lead in that technology. Continue reading →

An Apple Executive Met With the Teenager That Discovered the Group FaceTime Audio Bug, May be Eligible for Bug Bounty


Despite a teenager’s mother’s best efforts to notify Apple of an audio bug tied to Group FaceTime, the company went unaware of the issue until it made the news cycle. Continue reading →

Deal: $100 iTunes Gift Card for $85


Looking to buy an iTunes Gift card? PayPal’s store on eBay has discounted the $100 iTunes Gift Card by 15 percent. This means you can grab one for just $85. Continue reading →

Microsoft Bringing Xbox Live to iOS and Android for Cross-Platform Multiplayer Gaming


Microsoft is looking to bring its cross-platform gaming service, Xbox Live, to iOS, Android, and Nintendo Switch. The company has not made any official announcement about the same but a GDC 2019 session schedule points to Xbox Live getting &#822...

Gmail, Google Docs and Google Sheets Gain Support for 2018 iPad Pro Models


Google today updated its Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Sheets apps for iOS devices, introducing support for the new 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models. The update brings an optimized form factor that no longer features distracting black bars at ...

HoloLens Inventor Avi Bar-Zeev Departs Apple's AR/VR Team


Avi Bar-Zeev, who was the co-creator of Microsoft's HoloLens, has left his position at Apple, reports Variety. Bar-Zeev was reportedly working on Apple's augmented reality headset, which rumors have suggested could launch as early as 2020. Bar-...

Roku in Talks With Apple About AirPlay 2 Support


Roku is in talks with Apple about supporting AirPlay 2, with the two companies currently working out details surrounding the partnership, according to a source familiar with the matter. The plans are not finalized and are subject to change. W...

Some AT&T iPhones Displaying Misleading '5G E' Icon in iOS 12.2 Beta 2 [Updated]


Some AT&T users who have installed the new iOS 12.2 beta are noticing their iPhones displaying a '5G E' connection to AT&T's network, which is AT&T's misleading name for an "upgraded" version of 4G LTE. AT&T began rolling out its fake 5G icon t...

Apple Introduces New Giraffe, Shark, Owl and Boar Animoji in iOS 12.2 Beta


In the latest iOS 12.2 beta, Apple has introduced four new Animoji characters that can be used in the Messages and FaceTime apps. The new Animoji include a giraffe, a shark, an owl, and a boar. Animoji are designed to work on devices with a Tru...

Apple Releases Second Developer Beta of iOS 12.2


Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming iOS 12.2 update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after seeding the first beta of iOS 12.2 and a little over two weeks since the release of iOS 12.1.3. Registered developers can down...

Apple Seeds Second Beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.4 to Developers


Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming macOS Mojave 10.14.4 update to developers for testing purposes, almost two weeks after seeding the first macOS Mojave 10.14.4 beta and two weeks after releasing macOS Mojave 10.14.3. The new mac...

Apple Seeds Second Beta of watchOS 5.2 to Developers


Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming watchOS 5.2 update to developers, almost two weeks after seeding the first watchOS 5.2 beta and two weeks after releasing watchOS 5.1.3. Once the proper configuration profile has been installed ...

Apple Seeds Second Beta of Upcoming tvOS 12.2 Update to Developers


Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming tvOS 12.2 update to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the first beta and a little over a week after releasing the tvOS 12.1.2 update. Designed for the fourth and fifth-gene...

Buggy iOS 12.2 Beta 2 Lock Screen Shows Battery Percentage Instead of Date [Updated]


The second iOS 12.2 beta introduces a significant change to the Lock screen, updating it to display battery percent rather than the date in most situations. It's not clear if this is the intended behavior, but after updating to iOS 12.2, battery p...

Apple Begins Selling Refurbished iPhone X Models Starting at $769


Apple today began selling refurbished iPhone X models for the first time since the device was released in November 2017. Stock will likely deplete quickly, so we recommend using Refurb Tracker to monitor inventory. The listing can be found unde...

Deals Spotlight: B&H Photo Discounting Large Selection of Apple Watch Series 3 Models


B&H Photo has kicked off the week with a new sale on Apple Watch Series 3 and Series 4, discounting select new Series 3 models by as much as $380. Both Aluminum and Stainless Steel models are available in the sale, and some of the Apple Watche...

Apple to Limit Accelerometer and Gyroscope Access in Safari on iOS 12.2 for Privacy Reasons


Last month, Apple released iOS 12.2 in beta with several new features, including the Apple News app in Canada, a redesigned TV remote in Control Center, support for adding HomeKit-enabled TVs in the Home app, and more. The upcoming software upd...

Target Begins Apple Pay Rollout at Select Locations


Target last month announced that it would begin accepting Apple Pay at all of its stores in the coming weeks. That rollout has now begun. MacRumors readers have shared photos of NFC-enabled payment terminals at select Target stores in the Nor...

Microsoft Working on SDK That Will Expand Xbox Live Features to More Games on iOS


Microsoft is working on a new software development kit that will allow your Xbox Live data to sync "to almost every screen" that you own, including iOS devices, Android smartphones, and Nintendo Switch, in addition to existing support on Xbox cons...

Deals Spotlight: Get a $100 iTunes Gift Card for $85 via PayPal on eBay


PayPal on eBay today debuted the latest App Store and iTunes gift card sale, marking down the $100 iTunes gift card to just $85 for a limited time. As usual, you'll need a PayPal account to gain access to the sale, and the gift card will b...

Anker Opens Pre-Orders for First MFi Lightning to USB-C cable, Shipping February 20


Mobile accessory maker Anker has opened pre-orders for the first Apple-certified USB-C to Lightning cable under the Made for iPhone (MFi) program, and will start shipping the cables later this month. Apple late last year began allowing third-...

Apple Exploring New Glass Panel MacBook Keyboards That Could End Sticky Key Problems


Apple is exploring a new keyboard design that could eventually replace its butterfly switch MacBook keyboards and finally solve the problem of "sticky" or inconsistently functioning keys. Issues that Apple has acknowledged can occur with some...

WhatsApp for iPhone Now Lets You Lock App With Face ID or Touch ID


WhatsApp has enabled a new Face ID authentication option for iPhones that support the feature, in the latest update to the messenger app (via WABetaInfo). The Facebook-owned platform has been testing the feature for iPhone X and newer devices i...

iOS 12-centric ‘rootlessJB 3.0’ picks up support for tweak injection


Jake James announced a significant update to the rootlessJB 3.0 tool for iOS 12 on Monday, bringing official support for tweak injection.

15% off iTunes gift cards, $110 off Apple Watch, and more tech deals


Are you in the market for an Apple Watch? You've come to the right place. Today's tech deals roundup features a number of Apple Watch models on sale at BHPhoto. We also have discounted iTunes cards, Anker charging accessories, and much more. But y...

Say hello to the new giraffe, shark, owl and boar Animoji in iOS 12.2


Apple introduced some new Animoji characters in iOS 12.2, with a giraffe, a shark, an owl and a warthog all available in today’s second developer beta of iOS 12.2. You can use these new animated characters, along with the rest...

Pwn20wnd revises the unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release again with exploit-related fixes


Pwn20wnd has pushed a 13th beta of the unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release to address some exploit issues.

Roku media players to gain AirPlay 2 support via an upcoming Roku OS software update


In addition to AirPlay 2, the partnership may extend to Apple Music, meaning Roku OS would gain a new app alongside existing apps for Spotify, Amazon Music and Pandora.

Viber 10 is here: a sleek new look, 2x faster, new privacy measures & more


Viber 10 welcomes you to your unified chat list, an overhauled call screen, additional privacy protections and other perks.

How to require Face ID or Touch ID to protect your private conversations on WhatsApp


You can optionally strengthen your security and increase the privacy of your conversations on WhatsApp by requiring Face ID or Touch ID to unlock the app.... Read the rest of this post here "How to require Face ID or Touch...

How to set up iCloud.com Mail rules for emails


Organize and manage your inbox without lifting a finger. Here’s how to set up and work with email rules for iCloud.com Mail.

Refurbished iPhone X models now available from Apple, starting at $769 shipped


iPhone X, which launched with a $999 price tag, is no longer sold by Apple but the company’s Refurbished Store is now offering good-as-new iPhone X, starting at $769 shipped.... Read the rest of this post here "Refurbished iPhone X...

Apple issues seconds betas of iOS 12.2, macOS Mojave 10.14.4, watchOS 5.2 & tvOS 12.2


Second betas of iOS 12.2, watchOS 5.2, macOS Mojave 10.14.4 and tvOS 12.2 are now available for developer testing.

The kid who discovered the group FaceTime bug is eligible for Apple’s bug bounty program


Grant Thompson accidentally discovered the flaw but is nevertheless eligible for the company's bug bounty program.

Pwn20wnd revises unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release with partial support for iOS 12.0-12.1.2


Hacker and unc0ver lead developer Pwn20wnd has added partial support for iOS 12 to the unc0ver v3.0.0 beta, but it doesn't install Cydia or Cydia Substrate, you shouldn't use it unless you're a developer.

Unc0ver v2.2.5 released with improvements to the tool’s diagnostics


Pwn20wnd has updated the public release of unc0ver to v2.2.5 with improvements to the tool's built-in diagnostics.

Apple Pay begins its staggered rollout at Target


It's been confirmed that Apple Pay's staggered launch in Target's retail stores is underway. Previously, only Target's iOS app accepted the mobile payments system.

Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day are working on a scripted comedy series for Apple


Apple's comedy show, set in a video game development studio, explores the intricacies of the human condition through "hilarious and innovative ways."

This tweak lets you free up iPhone storage space by clearing app caches


Apps develop cache files as they're used, which can eat up a lot of your handset's storage space. This tweak lets you clear those cache files on demand, empowering you to reclaim that storage space.

Anker’s MFi-certified Lighting to USB-C cables arriving February 20, pre-orders now live


Apple's only just started sanctioning official Lightning to USB-C cables under its MFi program, and Anker is now first out of the gate with its ow product undercutting Apple's prices.

HeySiri brings untethered ‘Hey Siri’ support to older devices


Untethered Hey Siri is incredibly convenient, but it's unavailable on some of Apple's older handsets. This jailbreak tweak fixes that.

Apple TV 4K is apparently selling at cost, HomePod at a loss


Many Apple gadgets carry a premium price tag but it's now suggested that the Apple TV 4K set-top box and the HomePod wireless speaker are actually selling at cost.

How to turn off the keyboard click sounds on iPhone and iPad


When you’re trying to type quietly, the clicking noises your keyboard makes can be annoying. Here’s how to turn of keyboard click sounds on iPhone and iPad.

Deirdre O’Brien Named Senior Vice President of Retail and People; Angela Ahrendts Leaving Company in April


Angela Ahrendts has been leading the charge for Apple’s physical retail arm for years now, but that tenure will be coming to an end soon. Continue reading →

230 New Emoji Being Added in 2019, Includes a Waffle, More Inclusive Options, a Sloth, and More


Another year, another giant batch of new emoji coming to devices. This time around there are more than 200 new additions. Continue reading →

Tesla Launches an Amazon Store With New iPhone Cases


Tesla is not a stranger to iPhone accessories, with the company launching cases for the iPhone 6s back in 2015. Continue reading →

Apple Seeds iOS 12.2 Public Beta 2 to Public Beta Testers


Apple is beta testing new iOS software. As usual, it started with developers. Now public testers can get a test. Continue reading →

iOS 13 and ‘iPhone XI’ Concept Photos Show Off a Sleek System Wide Dark Mode


Word on the street is that iOS 13 will adopt a system wide dark mode, which is one of the most oft-requested features to date. Continue reading →

Google Goes Behind-the-Scenes in New Video Showing Off the Power of Night Sight in the Pixel 3


Google introduced Night Sight with the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL late last year, which is a breakout feature for the smartphone lineup. Continue reading →

Keep Better Track Of Your Online Content With This Cloud-Based Solution [Deals Hub]


Keeping up with all of your favorite online content can be overwhelming. That’s where Offcloud Download Manager steps in, ready to download and back up your online content quickly and easily. Though a lifetime subscription to Offcloud typi...

FuboTV is the Second Live TV Streaming Service Supported by Apple’s TV App


Back in October of last year, the live TV streaming service PlayStation Vue became the first of its kind to be integrated with Apple’s TV app. Continue reading →

SSH-based iOS 12.1.2 – iOS 12 Jailbreak RootlessJB 3.1 Released With Ability to Install Cydia Tweaks


Earlier this week, we saw Jake James release rootlessJB, an SSH-based developer oriented iOS 12.1.2 – iOS 12 jailbreak. It was not particularly a useful jailbreak since it did not support tweaks or code injection of any kind. Thanks to rap...

Apple Stops Signing iOS 12.1.2 Following Release of iOS 12.1.3


Following the release of iOS 12.1.3 on January 22, Apple has stopped signing iOS 12.1.2, the previous version of iOS that was available to consumers. iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners who have upgraded to iOS 12.1.3 will no longer be able to ...

Apple Expands Transit Directions to New Areas, Introduces More Indoor Maps for Malls and Airports


Transit directions for Apple Maps have recently expanded to encompass the entirety of multiple states and countries, Apple today confirmed in an update to its Feature Availability page. Transit directions are now available across all of Alaska,...

New Razer Blade Stealth vs. Apple's MacBooks


For the last few years, Razer, known for its gaming PCs and accessories, has been making the Razer Blade Stealth, an ultrabook that's quite sleek and snazzy. We went hands-on with the latest version of the Razer Blade Stealth, released in 2019,...

U.S. Committee Sends Letter to Tim Cook Asking for Answers About Group FaceTime Eavesdropping Flaw


The U.S. Committee on Energy & Commerce is now seeking answers from Apple over the Group FaceTime flaw that allowed people to eavesdrop on conversations. Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ) and Consumer Protection and Commerce...

Angela Ahrendts Departing Apple in April, Deirdre O'Brien to Oversee Retail and People


Apple's retail chief, Angela Ahrendts is set to leave Apple in April after spending five years at the company, Apple announced today. Deirdre O'Brien, Apple's current "Vice President of People," is set to take Ahrendts' place. O'Brien will be t...

Waffle, Flamingo, Otter, Sloth, Skunk, and Garlic Among New Emojis Coming to iOS in 2019


More than 200 new emojis will be coming to iOS later this year, with the Unicode Consortium officially approving the final 2019 emoji list. Emojipedia has a full list of all the emoji we can expect to see in 2019, including flamingo, otter, waf...

Apple Seeds Second Public Beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.4


Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming macOS Mojave 10.14.4 update to its public beta testing group, one day after seeding the second beta to developers and a week after releasing the first macOS Mojave 10.14.4 public beta. The macOS...

Apple Seeds Second Public Beta of tvOS 12.2 for Fourth and Fifth-Generation Apple TV


Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming tvOS 12.2 update to its public beta testing group, one day after providing the beta to developers and a week after releasing the first tvOS 12.2 public beta. The tvOS 12.2 public beta can be obt...

Second Public Beta of iOS 12.2 Now Available


Apple today released the second beta of an upcoming iOS 12.2 update to its public beta testing group, one day after seeding the second beta to developers and a week after releasing the first public beta. Beta testers who have joined Apple's bet...

Fuse's 'Side Kick' Helps You Manage Your MacBook Pro USB-C Cable


Fuse, the company that came up with the Side Winder cable organizer for wrangling the extension cord of a MacBook, is today out with its newest product, the Side Kick, which can be pre-ordered via Kickstarter. The Side Kick is designed for the ...

Apple Launches Annual 'Back to School' Promotion in Japan, Offers Free Gift Cards With Select Macs, iPad Pros


Apple has launched its annual Back to School promotion in Japan this week, according to Japanese blog Mac Otakara. While the promotion typically offers free Beats headphones in the United States and Europe, the Japanese edition offers student...

Apple Music's New Memoji Billboards Highlight Grammy Nominees Shawn Mendes, Ariana Grande, and Kacey Musgraves


Apple Music has recently launched a new advertising campaign in Los Angeles, showcasing the Memoji versions of musicians including Shawn Mendes, Ariana Grande, and Kacey Musgraves. Apple put up the billboards ahead of the 61st Annual Grammy Awards...

Apple Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Erroneous 'This Accessory May Not Be Supported' Alerts


California resident Monica Emerson has filed a class action lawsuit against Apple this week, accusing the company of releasing iOS updates which were "specifically designed and programmed to reject, starting on November of 2016, old iPhone charger...

Sonos Debuts New In-Wall, In-Ceiling, and Outdoor Speakers With AirPlay 2 Support


Audio company Sonos today announced a new range of speakers called "Sonos Architectural by Sonance," which are a collection of passive speakers that are designed for both indoor and outdoor use. There are three new speakers total: the Sonos In-Cei...

Eve's HomeKit-Enabled Light Strip Now Available for Purchase


Eve, known for its line of HomeKit-enabled smart products, today announced the availability of its newest HomeKit accessory, the Eve Light Strip. First announced at CES, the Eve Light Strip is advertised as the brightest HomeKit-enabled LED str...

HomePod Struggling to Gain Market Share Alongside Cheaper Amazon Echo and Google Home Speakers


Apple's expensive HomePod speaker accounted for just six percent of the U.S. smart speaker installed base through the fourth quarter of 2018, according to research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners. CIRP estimates that the U.S. ins...

Apple Pay Expands to BNP Paribas and HSBC Banks in France


Apple Pay adoption received a big boost in France today as two major banks officially announced their support for Apple's mobile payment system. HSBC officially launched a dedicated support page for Apple Pay, confirming an earlier discovery ...

Apple Reaches Deal With France to Pay Estimated $571M in Back-Taxes


Apple has reached a deal with French authorities to pay an undeclared amount of back-dated tax, according to multiple reports today. Apple's French division confirmed the tax payment agreement to Reuters, but didn't disclose how much it had a...

Apple Supplier of iPhone 3D Optical Sensors Warns of Weak First Quarter Outlook, Skips Dividend


The Austrian firm that supplies Apple with optical sensors for 3D facial recognition features in iPhones expects revenue to fall in the first quarter of 2019 (via Reuters). Sensor specialist AMS said its adjusted operating profit fell more th...

Apple officially stops signing iOS 12.1.1 and 12.1.2, thwarting firmware downgrades via iTunes


Apple is no longer signing iOS 12.1.1 and 12.1.2, which prevents users from downgrading to these particular versions via iTunes. Notably, these versions were jailbreakable.

Ahead of the Grammys, Apple posts Memoji-themed billboards around L.A.


Ahead of this year's 61st annual Grammy Awards, Apple's Music division has launched a new billboard advertising campaign around the city of Los Angeles. As you can see in the images, the billboards feature Memoji characters of some of the more pro...

Angela Ahrendts to depart Apple in April, Deirdre O’ Brien named SVP of Retail + People


Apple today announced that Angela Ahrendts, who is currently the company's SVP of retail, will be departing in April after 5 years. Her successor will be Dierdre O'Brien, under the official title of senior Vice President of Retail + People.

230 new emojis are coming in 2019, including a much-requested white heart


The final emoji list for 2019 packs a total of 230 new characters, including the previously drafted candidates such as a flamingo, otter, and guide dog, as well as a waffle, hindu temple, sari, sloth and mate.

Tesla launches iPhone case line on Amazon


Tesla has opened up a new Amazon storefront to sell iPhone cases and other merchandise. First spotted by 9to5Mac, the store features everything from sweatshirts to coffee mugs, and even 1:18 scale die cast models of some of its vehicles.

Apple’s Back to School promo in Japan offers free gift cards with select Mac & iPad purchases


The Cupertino firm is treating students in Japan to free gift cards with select Mac and iPad Pro purchases.

Second betas of iOS 12.2, tvOS 12.2 and macOS 10.14.4 now available to public testers


Apple on Tuesday seeded the second public betas of iOS 12.2, tvOS 12.2 and macOS 10.14.4. Users registered with Apple's public beta testing program can install the updates via each platform's respective OTA mechanism.

12 actually useful tips and tricks every Mac owner should know about


Be sure to take a look at our newest selection of tips every Mac owner should be aware of, then pick your favorites and memorize them to take your productivity to the next level.

Pwn20wnd revises the unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release with bug fixes and code improvements


Hacker and unc0ver lead developer Pwn20wnd has updated the unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release on Tuesday with more bug fixes and improvements.

Electra 1.3.1 released to improve exploit success rate for A7-A8(X) devices on iOS 11.2+


The Electra Team published an update for the Electra jailbreak on Tuesday, bringing the tool up to version 1.3.1. This version allegedly increases the exploit's success rate.

How to turn off Call Waiting on iPhone


Call waiting is a great feature if you want to make sure you never miss a call, but if you want to turn off call waiting on your iPhone, here’s how.

Customize your iPhone’s locking animation with LockAnim


If you wish your iPhone had a snazzy locking animation, then you'll come to appreciate a free jailbreak tweak called LockAnim.

This jailbreak tweak prevents incoming notifications from waking the display


I've never liked how my iPhone's display automatically wakes every time I receive a notification. Fortunately, this jailbreak tweak can fix that if you agree.

Let’s Talk iOS 277: There is no safety net


A talk about the Group FaceTime bug that allowed people to listen in on you, how Apple handled the situation and whether the company should have been able to prevent it. Also a discussion about how Facebook violated Apple's terms of service and go...

Apple is Once Again the World’s Most Valuable Public Company


Things were looking grim on the investor side of things when it comes to Apple ahead of its most recent quarterly earnings report. Continue reading →

Facebook is Making it Easier to See How Contact Info is Used for Targeted Advertising


Facebook has had a rough go of things recently, but the company’s executives keep saying change is coming. Continue reading →

Latest Safari Betas Remove the ‘Do Not Track’ Feature


Do Not Track has been around for quite some time, but it appears to be at the end of its lifespan. Continue reading →

Samsung’s Truly Wireless ‘Galaxy Buds’ Headphones May Feature Wireless Charging


Apple is planning on launching a successor to the original AirPods soon. At least, that’s what iOS 12.2 tells us. Continue reading →

Report Exposes Massive Effort by Hackers and Others to Bypass iCloud-Locked iPhones


Apple introduced more detailed security features in iOS (and macOS) devices to try and deter device theft and illegitimate access to iCloud accounts. Continue reading →

Bundle Up and Binge-Watch With This Streaming Solution [Deals Hub]


It’s 2019 and it’s time to cut the cord! Free yourself from the those steep monthly cable fees with SelectTV by Freecast, your one-stop content solution filled more entertainment options that Netflix or Hulu. A one year subscription ...

Tim Cook Says Apple Retail Will Find ‘New Ways to Elevate Our In-Store and Online Experiences’


Apple is making another change to its executive lineup, with a potential shift in the way it handles retail coming along with it. Continue reading →

Apple Goes on the Offensive and Preemptively Sues a ‘Patent Troll’ Over USB Power Patents


“Patent trolls” exist, with an entire industry built around the idea that litigation can lead to big monetary returns. Continue reading →

Apple Considering Changing Parts of iPhone 7, iPhone 8 to Restart Sales in Germany


If you ask Qualcomm, Apple is still selling banned iPhones in Germany. But it sounds like Apple is mulling ideas to actually start doing that in an official capacity. Continue reading →

5KPlayer Review: Free 4K Video Player to Download and AirPlay Videos


5KPlayer is an all-rounder media player you didn’t know you needed. If you’ve been using the QuickTime player or the VLC player, it’s time for an upgrade. Especially if you tend to mirror or screen content from your iPhone to t...

Some Popular iPhone Apps Secretly Record Your Screen for Analytics Purposes


Multiple popular iPhone apps from major companies are using intrusive analytics services that capture detailed data like taps, swipes, and even screen recordings without customer knowledge, reports TechCrunch. Apps that include Abercrombie & Fi...

Newton Mail for iOS and Mac is Back for $50/Year


Back in September, iOS and macOS email app Newton were shut down, much to the disappointment of Newton Mail enthusiasts. At the time, Newton parent company CloudMagic said that though the company tried various business models, it wasn't able to fi...

Apple Once Again the Most Valuable Public Company in the World


Apple has once again reclaimed the title of most valuable publicly traded company marking the first time the Cupertino company has held that title since December. As noted by CNBC, Apple surpassed Microsoft and Amazon this afternoon with a clos...

Apple Store at Natick Collection in Greater Boston Reopens February 16


Apple today announced that its retail store at the Natick Collection shopping mall in Natick, Massachusetts, near Boston, will reopen on Saturday, February 16 at 10:00 a.m. local time. The store had been closed for renovations since May 2018. I...

Apple Removes Useless 'Do Not Track' Feature From Latest Beta Versions of Safari


In the release notes for Safari 12.1, the new version of Apple's browser installed in iOS 12.2, Apple says that it is removing support for the "Do Not Track" feature, which is now outdated. From the release notes: "Removed support for the expir...

macOS Keychain Security Flaw Discovered by Researcher, but Details Not Shared With Apple Over Bug Bounty Protest


German security researcher Linus Henze this week discovered a new zero-day macOS vulnerability dubbed "KeySteal," which, as demoed in the video below, can be used to get to all of the sensitive data stored in the Keychain app. Henze appears to ...

Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 75 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements


Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced three years ago in March 2016. Apple designed the Safari Technology Preview to test features that may be introduced into future releas...

Apple May Be Modifying iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 to Skirt German Sales Ban


Apple may be working on new versions of the iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 8, and 8 Plus with updated modem hardware that does not violate the injunction levied against Apple in Germany. As FOSS Patents points out, German website WinFuture says that sources...

Some Users Report Adobe Premiere Pro Issue Causing Blown Out MacBook Pro Speakers


There appears to be an issue with recent versions of Adobe Premiere Pro that can result in blown out MacBook Pro speakers. MacRumors reader Alvin Shen alerted us to multiple users on the Adobe support forums who report that Premiere Pro sudde...

Deals: Save on Apple's 9.7-Inch iPad, 12-Inch MacBook, HomePod, Beats, iTunes Gift Cards, and More


There are quite a few deals on Apple devices going on this week, including notable discounts on the company's 2018 9.7-inch iPad, most recent 12-inch MacBook, HomePod, and more. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with these vendors. When y...

Apple Preemptively Sues 'Patent Troll' to Address Threats Over USB-Related Power Patents


Apple on Tuesday filed suit against Fundamental Innovation Systems International (FISI), preemptively asking a California court to declare that Apple has not infringed upon a number of USB power patents held by FISI. FISI, described by Apple ...

Apple Maps Launches Revamped Data Collection Website


As part of its efforts to rebuild Apple Maps "from the ground up," Apple has been collecting street-level data with LiDAR-equipped vehicles for over three years. Apple also deployed employees wearing LiDAR-equipped backpacks to collect pedestrian-...

Spotify Reaches 96M Paid Subscribers Compared to Apple Music's 'Over 50 Million'


Spotify today shared its Q4 2018 earnings report, detailing a 36 percent growth in Spotify Premium subscribers from the year-ago quarter. Specifically, Spotify now has 96 million paid subscribers around the world as of the end of 2018, compared to...

Apple Lists New 'Neymar Jr. Custom Edition' Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones


Apple has added a listing for a new custom-designed pair of Beats Studio3 Wireless headphones that celebrate the 27th birthday of Brazilian soccer star Neymar Jr. The Neymar Jr. Custom Edition headphones feature graffiti-style decals over the...

Apple Stops Signing iOS 12.1.1 and 12.1.2 Following Release of iOS 12.1.3


Following the release of iOS 12.1.3 on January 22, Apple has stopped signing iOS 12.1.1 and iOS 12.1.2 the previous versions of iOS that were available to consumers. iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners who have upgraded to iOS 12.1.3 will no lo...

What to Do If Your iPhone is Lost or Stolen


iPhones are lost and stolen every day, but luckily Apple has robust tools built into iOS that will keep your data safe and your device unusable if it's misplaced or snatched by a thief. With Find My iPhone, you can locate lost devices, disable ...

Unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release receives async_wake and firmware checker-related bug fixes


Pwn20wnd revised the unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release again on Wednesday after dropping beta 17 and beta 18 with more bug fixes. This is still a beta.

$190 Dyson cordless vacuum, discounted gift cards, and other tech deals


Looking for a good deal on a Dyson vacuum or iTunes gift card? How about an Apple Watch? Well you've come to the right place. We've discounts on these items and more in today's tech deals roundup. But you better hurry, these prices won't last long!

Apple is removing the outdated Do Not Track feature from Safari


According to the company, Do Not Track has "expired" and is now an outdated feature (it was added to Safari in 2011). Good riddance, we say, because Apple's Intelligent Tracking Prevention is more than a suitable replacement.

iTunes movie deals: Venom, Ocean’s 8, Mid90s, and much more


Apple has updated its iTunes Store with new discounts on movies and other content. Among this week's deals are films like I, Tonya, Grease, Venom, Ocean's 8, Dodgeball and more. Check out our full roundup below.

Apple’s new video wants to sell you on Smart HDR photography of the latest iPhones


Apple’s official YouTube channel last night published a video dedicated to the Smart HDR photography feature available on the new iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max models. In it, acclaimed film director Jia Zhangke talks about the impor...

An audio screeching issue in Adobe Premiere Pro is damaging MacBook Pro speakers


Premiere Pro customers who reported the issue to Adobe heard really loud, terrible screeching noise when working on a project which blew their MacBook Pro speakers.

What to do if you forgot your Apple ID or password


What do you do if you forget your Apple ID or password? This guide shows you the many options for recovering your ID or resetting your password.

Cook to troops: Apple to “elevate” its in-store and online shopping experiences


Apple is looking to find new ways to elevate its in-store and online shopping experiences, with the goal of forging deeper relationships with its loyal customers.

Angela Ahrendts apparently not interested in taking the reins of another company


A new report Wednesday claimed that the 58-year-old executive wasn't really interested in taking the reins of another company as some feared.

Spotify: 30% earnings growth, 96 million paid subscribers, two podcast-related acquisitions


The company reported 2017 million monthly active users on paid and ad-supported tiers. And for the first time since its founding, Spotify has operated at a profit.

Pwn20wnd releases unc0ver v2.2.6, revises unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release with fixes & improvements


Hacker and unc0ver lead developer Pwn20wnd has released unc0ver v2.2.6 to the public and issued two more revisions to the unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release.

Apple Maps data collection expands to Hawaii and Nevada, coming to Andorra in April


Apple's LiDAR-equipped vehicles have been conducting ground surveys around the world for three years now, collecting data which will be used to improve Apple Maps.

This tweak lets you change between iOS keyboards with just a swipe


With KeySwipe (iOS 11), you can now swipe up or down on your iPhone's keyboard to switch between available keyboards. No more tapping on a tiny button!

Apple Maps transit directions and indoor maps expand to new areas


Apple has expanded coverage of Maps' transit directions to encompass the entirety of a bunch of US states while indoor maps are now available for quite a few shopping malls.

Attach root filesystem files to any iMessage or SMS on a jailbroken device with MessageFile


With a free jailbreak tweak called MessageFile, you can send any file from your jailbroken iPhone or iPad's root filesystem to someone else via iMessage or SMS.

Read up to 3x faster with this $20 speed reading bundle


Whether you're an avid reader or you dread picking up a book, there's no denying that being able to read faster would come in handy. The 2019 Award-Wining Speed Reading Bundle is equipped with three products to increase your reading speed, vocabul...

New Patent Details a Futuristic HomePod With an LED Siri, Face ID Support, and More


The HomePod is a fantastic speaker, but it’s also limited in terms of scope when it comes to the smarts and compared to the major competition. Continue reading →

Apple Tells App Developers to Remove, or Disclose, the Screen Recording Code in Some Popular Apps


Recently it was reported that some of the most popular iOS apps out there use a secret screen recording feature for analytics. Continue reading →

Apple Hires Obstetrician Dr. Christine Curry as it Focuses on Women’s Health


The Apple Watch is a successful device for the company behind it, due in part for its significant health-related features. Continue reading →

Apple Showcases Depth Control in iPhone XS and iPhone XR in New Video


Apple is a fan of showing off the features of its iPhone lineup in quick videos, and it has added yet another one to the growing library. Continue reading →

Spotify’s New Terms of Service Bans Ad Blockers


Spotify sent out an updated Terms of Service (ToS) today, and it cracks down on ad blockers in a big way. Continue reading →

Apple is Going to Compensate the Teenager Who Discovered the Group FaceTime Audio Bug; Also Fixed Live Photos Security Bug


Today, Apple released iOS 12.1.4 to the public. The new software is designed to patch the audio bug in Group FaceTime that allows for easy eavesdropping. Continue reading →

Netflix Finally Launches ‘Smart Downloads’ for iOS


Netflix loves those streaming numbers, but sometimes users need to download content to watch when their schedule permits. Continue reading →

Following Release of iOS 12.1.4, Group FaceTime is Back Online


Apple today released the newest version of iOS to the public, with the primary goal being to fix a security-related issue with Group FaceTime. Continue reading →

Apple Releases Updated Version of macOS Mojave 10.14.3 to Fix Group FaceTime Eavesdropping Bug


Alongside the public launch of iOS 12.1.4 today, Apple is also releasing an updated version of macOS 10.14.3. Continue reading →

Apple Releases iOS 12.1.4 to Fix Group FaceTime Eavesdropping Bug


Apple ran afoul of some security issues recently, after a bug within Group FaceTime was revealed to allow callers to hear a recipient’s audio even before they answered the incoming call. Continue reading →

Apple Forces Developers to Remove Screen Recording Code From iOS Apps


Yesterday, TechCrunch discovered that multiple popular iPhone apps from major companies are using intrusive analytics services that capture data ranging from taps and swipes to full screen recordings, all without customers knowing about it. T...

Apple Hires Obstetrician for Health Team to Bolster Women's Health Efforts


Apple recently added obstetrician Dr. Christine Curry to its health team, reports CNBC. With this hiring, Apple is said to be looking in to how to bolster its efforts in women's health. Curry comes to Apple from a stint at Kaiser Permanente in ...

Netflix Launches 'Smart Downloads' for Streamlined Access to Offline Content


Netflix today announced the launch of a new Smart Downloads feature that's designed to streamline the process of downloading content for offline viewing. With Smart Downloads, when you finish viewing an episode of a TV show that you've download...

PSA: Group FaceTime Not Working in iOS 12.2 Beta Because Bug Isn't Fixed Yet


Apple earlier this week released a new beta of iOS 12.2 to developers and public beta testers, but that beta does not include the same Group FaceTime bug fix that was introduced in today's iOS 12.1.4 update. Apple's Group FaceTime servers are b...

Apple Highlights Depth Control on iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR in New Video


Apple today uploaded a new video to its YouTube channel that's dedicated to showing off the Depth Control feature available on the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. Entitled "The Backdrop," the video features the Depth Control in action ...

Apple's iOS 12.1.4 Update Also Fixes Live Photos Vulnerability, FaceTime Bug Reporter to Receive Bounty and Gift Toward Education


Following the release of iOS 12.1.4, Apple today issued an apology to customers and said that it had found and fixed the Group FaceTime bug and an additional security vulnerability involving Live Photos in the FaceTime app. From a statement p...

Future HomePod Could Feature 3D Hand Gestures and Face ID


A recently published Apple patent application suggests that a future HomePod could feature support for 3D hand gestures, Face ID, and much more. While the patent application does not refer to the HomePod by name, it describes a voice-controll...

Lowest Ever: 2018 11-Inch iPad Pro 256GB for $799 ($150 Off)


Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with B&H Photo. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. B&H Photo is discounting Apple's 11-inch iPad Pro in multiple configuration...

Apple's Group FaceTime Servers Back Online Following iOS 12.1.4 Launch


Following the launch of iOS 12.1.4 this morning, which addressed a serious bug in Group FaceTime, Apple has been able to bring its Group FaceTime servers back online. Group FaceTime has been unavailable as a feature on all compatible devices si...

Apple Releases Updated Version of macOS Mojave 10.14.3 With Group FaceTime Bug Fix


Apple today released a new version of macOS 10.14.3, which is designed to address a major Group FaceTime bug affecting both iOS and macOS. The update comes three weeks after the initial release of macOS Mojave 10.14.3. The new macOS Mojave 10.1...

iOS 12.1.4 Now Available With Group FaceTime Bug Fix


Apple today released a new iOS 12.1.4 update for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, with the new software designed to fix an insidious privacy-invading Group FaceTime bug that could be exploited to eavesdrop on conversations. The new iOS 12.1.4 ...

Apple Fixing FaceTime Eavesdropping Bug in iOS 12.1.4 Update Coming Today


Apple is today releasing an updated version of iOS 12.1.4, which is designed to address a major FaceTime bug that was widely publicized last Monday. The new update comes two weeks after the launch of iOS 12.1.3, an update that introduced bug fixes...

Deals: Save on Charging Accessories With the Latest Discounts From Anker and Aukey


Reliable accessory brands Anker and Aukey have a new suite of discount codes this week, offering customers the chance to save on portable battery packs, Lightning cables, wall chargers, car chargers, USB-C accessories, and much more. Below you ...

Review: First Alert's Onelink Safe & Sound Packs HomeKit, a Speaker, and Alexa Into a Smoke Detector


Back in mid-2018, First Alert launched its Onelink Safe & Sound smoke and carbon dioxide detector that doubles as a Bluetooth speaker and Wi-Fi connected Alexa assistant while also including HomeKit support to integrate with the rest of your smart...

Toyota Expanding CarPlay to 2020 Tacoma, Tundra, Sequoia, and 4Runner


Toyota today ahead of the Chicago Auto Show announced that its 2020 model year Tacoma, Tundra, Sequoia, and 4Runner vehicles will feature CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa in the United States. CarPlay in 2020 Toyota Sequoia CarPlay will...

Apple Reportedly Shifts to In-House Modem Engineering Led by Johny Srouji


Apple has assembled an in-house modem engineering team led by its chipmaking chief Johny Srouji, according to Reuters. From the report:Apple Inc has moved its modem chip engineering effort into its in-house hardware technology group from its ...

Apple Pay Valentine's Day Promo Offers $15 Off at 1-800-Flowers


In the latest Apple Pay promotion, customers can get $15 off at 1-800-Flowers when they use Apple Pay to shop in the retailer's "Gift Collection." This can be done in the 1-800-Flowers app or on 1800Flowers.com now through Friday, February 15 ...

Skype Gains Background Blurring Feature


Skype is getting a new screen-blurring feature this week. Users of Microsoft's video and voice calling service can now choose to blur the background on video calls if the scene behind them is something they'd rather not share. The idea behind t...

Apple adds noted obstetrician to growing health team


Apple has added prominent obstetrician, Dr. Christine Curry, to its growing health team, reports CNBC. Citing sources familiar with the hiring, the outlet says the company hopes Curry can bolster its efforts in women's health.

Netflix’s ‘Smart Downloads’ feature now available on iOS


Several months after unveiling the feature, Netflix on Thursday said that Smart Downloads is now available in its iOS app. As you may recall, the option streamlines the process of accessing content to watch when offline.

An update for Apple’s Shortcuts app fixes security holes allowing malicious actions


An update to the Shortcuts app has fixed a glaring omission that allowed a local user to view sensitive user information, like contacts, files and so forth.

macOS Mojave 10.14.3 Supplemental Update re-enables group FaceTime on your Mac


A supplemental macOS software update resolves any privacy intrusions that the group FaceTime eavesdropping bug may have caused on Mac computers.

Apple restores group FaceTime servers


Apple has brought its Group FaceTime servers back online following today's iOS 12.1.4 update that fixed the eavesdropping bug.

The best mileage tracking apps for iPhone


Need to keep track of your miles for business expenses or tax reporting? These are the best mileage tracking apps for iPhone.

Apple releases iOS 12.1.4 update fixing the massive eavesdropping FaceTime bug


Apple today released the iOS 12.1.4 update with an emergency fix for the embarrassing bug in the group FaceTime feature that enabled anyone to eavesdrop on private conversations.

The world of hacking iCloud-locked iPhones


Creative hackers and scammers are using fake receipts and invoices to to steal iCloud passwords from a phone’s original owner and bypass Activation Lock.

Apple accelerates in-house modem development ahead of 5G iPhone


Future iPhones may combine Apple's own cellular modems with the main processor to save space and battery life, which is what Samsung, Huawei and others have been doing for some time.

References to an unreleased LG monitor have been discovered in the latest Mojave beta


LG could soon release a brand-new external display designed to work great with your Mac, as hinted by the latest macOS Mojave 10.14.4 beta.

How to leave a group text on iPhone, iPad and Mac


Group texts are great for communicating with several people at one time. But when the conversation is over and you want to leave, here’s how to do it.

MPScale adds a functional distance scale to Apple’s Maps app


Apple's Maps app has evolved a lot over the years, but it still lacks one of the most primitive features: a functional distance scale. This jailbreak tweak fixes that.

LockDroid gives your jailbroken iPhone the classic Android-style matrix passcode screen


If you wish iOS would adopt Android's matrix-style passcode interface, then look no further than a free jailbreak tweak called LockDroid.

Apple Starts Selling Refurbished 2018 Mac mini and MacBook Air in the United Kingdom


If you have been in the market for a new computer, and if the Mac mini or MacBook Air from 2018 have been on your radar, now might be a good time to snatch one up. Continue reading →

This Certified Refurbished Apple iPad Air Gives You Best of Both Worlds [Deals Hub]


An Apple iPad Air gives you the best of both worlds. It’s slimmer and lighter like the iPad Mini, but equipped with the bells and whistles of your standard iPad. And though you might not have the $499.99 to buy a brand new one, this Apple ...

Sprint is Suing AT&T Over Its Misleading ‘5G E’ Label


What started out on some Android phones has now rolled over to some iPhones, and, as a result, Sprint is ready to throw down the gauntlet in front of AT&T. Continue reading →

Apple Shares Three New Memoji and Apple Music Ads


Apple today shared three new Memoji and Apple Music ads on its YouTube channel. The Memoji in the three videos are based on Ariana Grande, Khalid, and Florida Georgia Line. Continue reading →

Apple Contributing Towards Education of Teenager Who Discovered Group FaceTime Bug


After initially not rewarding the 14-year-old teenager who found the Group FaceTime bug, Apple has decided to contribute towards his further education. The Group FaceTime eavesdropping bug was first discovered by Grant Thompson of Arizona. His ...

What’s New in iOS 12.1.4


Apple finally got around to releasing iOS 12.1.4 to fix the Group FaceTime eavesdropping bug. At first glance, it might look like iOS 12.1.4 only contains fixes for the Group FaceTime bug but there’s more to the update than that. Conti...

PSA: Apple Still Signing iOS 12.1.1 Beta 3; Downgrade to Jailbreak Your iPhone


Earlier this week, Apple stopped signing iOS 12.1.1 and iOS 12.1.2 making downgrades from iOS 12.1.3 no longer possible for it. With a possible iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2 jailbreak expected to drop later this month, the closing of signing window ...

Fortnite for iOS Generates $500M in Revenue in Less Than a Year


The latest number from Sensor Tower points to Epic Games’ Fortnite generating over $500 million in revenue in less than a year of its launch. The game officially launched in March 2018 and crossed the $500 billion revenue mark at the begin...

Apple Fixed Two Zero-Day Vulnerabilities in iOS 12.1.4


Earlier today, Apple released iOS 12.1.4 which fixed the critical Group FaceTime bug. As it turns out though, Apple has also fixed two critical zero-day vulnerabilities with the update. Continue reading →

Apple Reportedly Advised Technicians to Push iPhone Upgrades to Customers With Out-of-Warranty Devices


Last month, Apple lowered its revenue guidance for the first quarter of its 2019 fiscal year by up to $9 billion due to fewer iPhone upgrades than it anticipated, primarily due to economic weakness in the Greater China region. A few month...

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer 240


For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Jackery to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Jackery Portable Power Station Generator 240, which offers 240Wh (67000mAh) of power for camping, emergencies, and more. Jackery makes a wide ra...

Deals Spotlight: AT&T Discounting Apple's Silicone and Leather iPhone Cases to Just $5


AT&T today is offering a selection of Apple's silicone and leather iPhone cases for just $5.00 in new condition, during a limited time promotion. Cases in the sale cover the iPhone XS, iPhone X, and iPhone 8 Plus, and these are as much as &#36...

Apple Begins Selling Refurbished 2018 MacBook Air and Mac Mini Starting in Europe


Apple today began selling refurbished 2018 models of the MacBook Air and Mac mini for the first time, although availability is currently limited to Europe. Listings for refurbished 2018 MacBook Air models have also gone live in the United States, ...

Apple Shares New Memoji Ads Featuring Ariana Grande, Khalid, and Florida Georgia Line


Apple today shared a trio of new Memoji ads on its YouTube channel featuring Ariana Grande, Khalid, and Florida Georgia Line. The videos highlight today's release of Grande's full album "Thank U, Next," yesterday's release of Khalid's sin...

Texas Software Engineer Daven Morris Also Reported FaceTime Bug to Apple One Day Before it Made Headlines


In a support document outlining the security content of iOS 12.1.4, Apple credited both 14-year-old Grant Thompson of Catalina Foothills High School in Tucson, Arizona and Daven Morris of Arlington, Texas with reporting a major Group FaceTime bug ...

AT&T Sued by Sprint for Misleading '5GE' Branding [Updated With AT&T Statement]


Sprint has filed a lawsuit in federal court against AT&T for its false "5G Evolution" claims that appeared on some iPhones in iOS 12.2 beta 2 earlier this week, and on Android phones in January (via Engadget). AT&T says that this "5GE" label indic...

Google Researchers Say Hackers Exploited Two Zero-Day Vulnerabilities Patched in Apple's iOS 12.1.4 Update


Two vulnerabilities that Apple patched in its latest iOS 12.1.4 update were successfully exploited by hackers before they were known to Apple, according to a top Google security engineer. Ben Hawkes, team leader at Google's Project Zero securit...

Popular Weather App 'Dark Sky' Gains Dark Mode


Dark Sky has gained an optional Dark Mode in the latest version of the hyperlocal weather app for iOS. The update means users can check weather information in the app with white text on a dark background, a new design that's supposed to be ea...

Apple CEO Tim Cook to Deliver Commencement Speech to Tulane Graduates in May


Apple CEO Tim Cook is set to deliver the keynote address to Tulane graduates at the university's 2019 commencement event, set to take place on May 18 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the university announced today. Tulane University shared the n...

Apple Forces Developers to Remove Screen Recording Code From iOS Apps [Update]


Yesterday, TechCrunch discovered that multiple popular iPhone apps from major companies are using intrusive analytics services that capture data ranging from taps and swipes to full screen recordings, all without customers knowing about it. T...

Ralph Lauren refutes speculation that Angela Ahrendts might join the luxury fashion maker


Following speculation that Apple’s outgoing retail chief Angela Ahrendts might take up a significant role at Ralph Lauren, the fashion firm has now shot down that rumor as unfounded. 9to5Mac’s Michael Steeber got this statement from a ...

Apple will compensate the kid who spotted the FaceTime bug and invest in his education


Aside from undisclosed compensation, Apple is going to contribute to the US teen's education for spotting the embarrassing FaceTime bug.

Apple has also fixed a previously unidentified Live Photos vulnerability in FaceTime


A thorough security audit of the FaceTime service apparently uncovered a previously unknown issue with Live Photos in FaceTime. That vulnerability has been fixed, too.

iOS 12.2 beta doesn’t include a fix for the eavesdropping FaceTime bug


Neither the iOS 12.2 beta nor the macOS Mojave 10.14.4 beta include a fix for the eavesdropping FaceTime issue, meaning group FaceTime currently does not work on beta devices.

How to recover a forgotten Restrictions or Screen Time passcode


What do you do if you forgot the Restrictions passcode for Screen Time? This tutorial shows you how to recover the passcode without resetting your device.

Watch the latest iPhone XS/XR ad spotlighting Apple’s new Depth Control photography feature


The video is all about changing the intensity of the depth of field effect after the photo has been taken, which is possible only on the latest iPhones.

New revision to unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release adds support for tihmstar’s v1ntex exploit


The unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release has been revised on Friday with official support for tihmstar's v1ntex exploit. This change brings support for 4K devices on iOS 11.4.x for the first time.

Apple researching new HomePod features: 3D hand gestures, Face ID & much more


If the latest patent application, Apple explores a future HomePod that could gather hand gestures and other 3D gesture input, including waving, clapping and so forth.

Ariana Grande, Khalid & Florida Georgia Line receive a Memoji treatment in Apple Music ads


A trio of short films posted to YouTube this morning by the Apple Music team use the Memoji feature to represent musicians Ariana Grande, Khalid and Florida Georgia Line.

Angela Ahrendts post-Apple: traveling, could take up a role at Ralph Lauren & more


Apple's outgoing retail boss has detailed her plans for life after Apple, saying she is planning to enjoy some traveling before making any new commitments.

How to customize the Finder Preview Pane options on Mac


Customize the Finder Preview Pane on your Mac to show all of the details you need at a glance. This tutorial shows you how to change those preview options.

Change your iPhone’s display resolution with Upscale


Have you ever wanted to change your iPhone's display resolution? If so, then you should check out a jailbreak tweak called Upscale.

Cr4shed: A new tweak that can assist in troubleshooting various types of crashes


CrashReporter is a must-have app if you're a jailbreak tweak developer or a beta tester, but Cr4shed is a new free jailbreak tweak that aims to simplify the troubleshooting process.

Electra 1.3.2 released, bundles both Cydia and Sileo as default package managers


The Electra Team pushed Electra version 1.3.2 to the public on Thursday. This version installs both Cydia and Sileo together for the first time.

Former Genius Bar Expert Describes Apple’s Aggressive Sales Policy For Older iPhone Owners


A former Apple Genius Bar Expert has shed more light on the company’s new policy to aggressively push customers towards buying a new iPhone when they give in their existing iPhone for repair.  Continue reading →

Former Apple Music Subscribers Being Offered Three-Month Trial Again Via Push Notification


Apple is sending out push notifications to former Apple Music subscribers to try out the music service again. It is offering former Apple Music subscribers a free three-month trial again. Continue reading →

How to Post Instagram Stories Longer Than 15 Seconds on iPhone At One Go


Instagram is one of the best mediums for sharing videos. But they’re quite limited. You can only share videos of up to 15 seconds, in vertical format, and they disappear in 24 minutes. We previously talked about how you can use third-party...

5 iPhone Features that Android Users Want the Most: Do You Agree?


iPhones and Android devices are fundamentally very different from each other, though they are meant to accomplish the same thing. While both operating systems have matured a lot since their inception, there are still some areas where the iPhone ...

Apple Technicians Pushing Older iPhone Customers to Upgrade To New One


The slowdown in iPhone sales due to most consumers holding on to their iPhone longer is leading Apple to try out new methods to increase sales. After reducing prices of popular iPhone models in China and Japan and running a trade-in program, the...

Apple Sued Over Not Letting Customers Disable Two-Factor Authentication After Two Weeks


New York resident Jay Brodsky has filed a frivolous class action lawsuit against Apple, alleging that the company's so-called "coercive" policy of not letting customers disable two-factor authentication beyond a two-week grace period is both incon...

Apple Expands Availability of Refurbished 2018 MacBook Air, Mac Mini to U.S. and Canada


Apple has begun selling certified refurbished 2018 MacBook Air and Mac mini models in the United States and Canada for the first time, following availability in several European countries starting Friday. In the United States, refurbished pri...

A rootfs remount is being released for iOS 12, raising hope for a normal iOS 12 jailbreak with Cydia


With an impending iOS 12-centric rootfs remount, the jailbreak community is now one step closer to achieving a full-featured jailbreak on iOS 12 with Cydia.

Unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release revised with v1ntex-related bug fixes and improvements


Pwn20wnd has revised the unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release with v1ntex-related bug fixes and improvements.

Siliqua 2 lets you customize your AirPods’ gesture system


With Siliqua 2, you can now customize the gestures that you use with your AirPods to control media playback. Learn more inside.

Morphin, Anyride, TapText, and other apps to check out this weekend


This week's edition of our Apps of the Week roundup features a CGI editor to help you up your GIF game, a ride-sharing price comparing app, and a keyboard shortcuts app for Messages. And as always, we've selected two great new games for you to che...

Colorize the Twitter app however you like with TwitterDarkMode


You can now colorize your Twitter app however you'd like with a free jailbreak tweak called TwitterDarkMode.

Apple Offering Free 4-Month Apple Music Trial During the Grammys to Shazam Users


Apple is offering a four-month free Apple Music trial to Shazam users who use the app while watching the Grammy Awards tonight. Apple is highlighting this offer as a part of the App Store story today. Continue reading →

How to Send Animoji or Memoji in Apps like WhatsApp on iPhone


Bitmoji’s got nothing on Memoji. Except that its available everywhere, on any platform you can think of. Memoji’s character creation, motion tracking, and face filters are all superior. But the problem is that it only works in the M...

Latest unc0ver 3.0 Jailbreak Beta Brings Root Filesystem Support on iOS 12


The pwn20wnd team has released a new beta of unc0ver 3.0 which comes with root filesystem remount for iOS 12. In simple words, that means there’s one less hurdle for developers to cross before they can get a fully working jailbreak for iOS...

Sileo beta preview receives minor update with support for depiction tint colors, cache fixes


The Sileo Team released another incremental update to the Sileo beta preview, adding support for tinted package depictions and more.

Unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release revised with rootfs remount support on iOS 12 & more


Pwn20wnd has issued a series of revisions to the unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release to extend the tool's 'partial' iOS 12 support on A8X-A12 devices with yesterday's rootfs remount.

Wallpapers of the week: more planets for iPhone and iPad


Download these planet wallpapers featuring incredible spiraling colors. Reminiscent of the gases of Jupiter, these original wallpapers even hide the notch.

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: LockAnim, Siliqua 2, TwitterDarkMode, and more


This curated roundup will encompass every jailbreak tweak released from Monday, February 4th to Sunday, February 10th.

The top stories of the week


Were too busy to keep up with all the Apple news this week? We've got you covered with this roundup summing up everything you should know about.

Apple’s Changes in iOS 12.1 Have Weakened Qualcomm’s ITC Complaint


In July of 2017, Qualcomm officially filed a patent infringement case against Apple. At the time, the company was seeking a sales/import ban in the United States. Continue reading →

You Can Now Buy Samsung’s QLED 2019 TV Lineup That Supports AirPlay 2


Earlier this year, Samsung announced that its new series of smart TVs would support Apple’s AirPlay 2 and HomeKit. Continue reading →

This Car Mount And Wireless Charging Hybrid Brings Convenience To Your Commute [Deals Hub]


Car mounts make driving much safer, letting us use our phones hands-free while we’re on the road. But wouldn’t it be great if they could charge your phone at the same time, while cutting out those pesky wires? ENEGARM Wireless Car Ch...

Apple and Veterans Affairs Partner to Launch Digital Health Records


Back in November, it was rumored that Apple was in talks with the Department of Veterans Affairs in the United States to launch digital health records. Continue reading →

IDC: iPhone Shipments in China Dropped Almost 20% in Q4 2018


Apple had what some might call a good news/bad news situation in the fourth quarter of 2018. Surprisingly, the iPhone wasn’t the good news. Continue reading →

Apple Now Has to Detail iPhone Slowdown Due to Performance Management Systems in Italy


Italian authorities were not pleased by Apple’s tweaks to iPhone software that was meant to address random shutdown issues in older models, but which also led to devices seeing a major impact to their performance. Continue reading →

Report Highlights Depressing Working Conditions and Poor Treatment of Contract Workers at an Apple ‘Black Site’


A Bloomberg report details the experience of working at one of Apple’s “black site.” The report cites experiences of employees working at one such black site located six miles away from Apple Park on Hammerwood Avenue in Sunn...

Concept iPhone SE 2 Envisioned with Notched Display, Glass Back


The iPhone SE might be old and it is definitely not as powerful as the iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max. Yet, it has its own set of fans and user base. No wonder then that the device was sold out within a few hours of going up for sale on Apple’...

iPad mini 5 Will Feature Same Design as iPad mini 4


Citing accessory makers, Mac Otakara says that the upcoming iPad mini 5 will resemble the iPad mini 4. The new mini tablet will retain the same design and dimensions like its predecessor in a bid to keep its price point down. Continue read...

2019 iPhones Will Feature Lightning Port, Ship with 5W Wall Adapter


Contrary to rumors, Mac Otakara sources believe that Apple will continue to stick to Lightning port on its 2019 iPhone lineup. What’s even worse is that Apple plans to continue bundling a 5W charger with the phones. Continue reading ...

MacRumors Readers Hoping for USB-C Instead of Lightning in 2019 iPhones


This morning, we asked our readers on Twitter if they'd prefer to see USB-C ports or Lightning ports in the 2019 iPhone lineup, and the results so far are clear -- MacRumors readers are ready to transition to USB-C. With more than 15,000 respon...

Amazon Acquires Mesh WiFi Maker Eero


Amazon today announced that it is acquiring eero, a company known for its mesh Wi-Fi systems. eero makes a range of easy-to-use and somewhat affordable mesh Wi-Fi systems, designed to extend Wi-Fi signal across a person's entire home, putting a...

Average U.S. iPhone User Spent $79 on Apps Last Year


iPhone users in the United States spent an average of $79 on App Store games and apps in 2018 according to an upcoming Sensor Tower report shared today by TechCrunch. At $79, the revenue generated per active U.S. iPhone grew 36 percent ...

New 'Epix Now' Service Offers 4K TV and Movies for $5.99 Per Month


Epix, owned by MGM, today announced the launch of a new Epix Now service, which provides access to original Epix TV shows and thousands of movies for $5.99 per month. Original Epix Now TV shows include "Berlin Station," "Deep State," "Get S...

Samsung Again Teases Foldable Smartphone Ahead of February 20 Event


In a new "The Future Unfolds" ad for its upcoming February 20 keynote event, Samsung today teased hints of its upcoming "Galaxy Fold" foldable smartphone. Not a lot can be seen in the video, but the words in the video appear to wrap around a fo...

Deals Spotlight: AT&T Offering Apple TV 4K At No Cost When Signing Up for Fiber Internet


AT&T has kicked off a new Apple TV 4K promotion, this one tied to the company's Fiber Internet service. For the month of February, anyone who signs up for AT&T Fiber Internet 300 or Fiber Internet 1000 will have the chance to get a 32GB Apple TV 4...

Qualcomm's U.S. ITC Complaint Falling Apart as Apple Implements Workaround in iOS 12.1


Back in 2017, Qualcomm filed a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) accusing Apple's iPhones of infringing on six Qualcomm patents. Qualcomm was hoping to ban imports of select iPhone and iPad models using Intel...

Samsung's 2019 AirPlay 2-Compatible QLED TVs Now Available for Purchase


Samsung today announced that its 2019 TV lineup with QLED 4K and 8K options, can now be pre-ordered or purchased from the Samsung website or from select retailers across the United States. Available in sizes ranging from 43 inches to 98 inches,...

Apple's Health Records Feature Will Be Available Soon to U.S. Veterans


Apple today announced that its Health Records feature on iPhone will be available soon to military veterans across the United States. In partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, American veterans receiving care through the Ve...

Apple CEO Tim Cook Joins Coalition Renewing Push for Immigration Reform


Apple CEO Tim Cook, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and others have signed a new letter urging Congress to pass bipartisan legislation that would enable more than 700,000 immi...

Apple Forced to Add Notice About iPhone Slowdown Saga on Italian Homepage


Last year, the Italian Competition Authority hit Apple with a 10 million euro fine over "dishonest commercial practices" related to an iPhone performance management system it introduced in iOS 10.2.1 without informing customers. The antitrust watc...

Ariana Grande's 'Thank U, Next' Breaks Apple Music Record for Most-Streamed Pop Album in First 24 Hours


Ariana Grande's latest album "Thank U, Next" has set a few Apple Music records since its debut on Friday, February 8. The music streaming service told Billboard that "Thank U, Next" saw the highest day 1 streams ever for a pop album on Apple Music...

New Report Delves Into Poor Working Conditions at an Apple Maps 'Black Site'


A new report out today by Bloomberg offers a look inside one of Apple's so-called "black sites," this one a satellite office near Apple Park in California where the company hires contractors to work on Apple Maps. These contract workers were hired...

2019 iPhones Said to Keep Lightning Connector With Same Old 5W Charger and EarPods in Box


While it was recently reported that Apple has at least considered switching to USB-C on the iPhone, Japanese blog Mac Otakara believes that 2019 models will stick with the Lightning connector as a cost-saving measure. Based on its conversatio...

New iPads Expected in First Half of 2019, Including iPad Mini 5 With Similar Design as iPad Mini 4


Apple is set to launch new iPad models in the first half of 2019, according to Taiwanese supply chain website DigiTimes. One of those new models is expected to be the so-called iPad mini 5, but anyone hoping for a major redesign should lower ...

AirPods 2 With Grip Coating and AirPower Said to Launch This Spring


Apple's forthcoming second-generation AirPods will feature a new design and improved audio performance, while its AirPower wireless charging pad will launch in the Spring, a new report claims today. Rumor site MySmartPrice said one of its "t...

Amazon acquires mesh router firm eero


Amazon on Monday announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire eero, the firm behind the popular mesh routers. Details of the deal are scarce at this point, but the two companies say they have a shared vision that "the smart home experienc...

2019 iPhones said to retain the Lightning port after all and ship with the tiny 5W power brick


Contrary to prior reports, it looks like you won't be able to fast-charge your 2019 iPhone out of the box after all because cheap Apple is adamant to save a few cents.

Samsung teases its upcoming foldable smartphone ahead of the February 20 event


Only nine days left until Samsung introduces us to its first-ever foldable smartphone, paving the way for an interesting concept that could become mainstream some day.

A standalone Qi wireless charging case for AirPods said to launch in the spring


Apple promised us a wireless charging case for the first-generation AirPods quite some time ago. Thankfully, it looks like the accessory is launching soon.

iPhone XS Max successor may use a special coating for better grip & scratch resistance


While the notch will not be going away this year, some iPhones releasing this year are likely to feature a polished coating to help improve grip as well as scratch resistance.

How to find and delete duplicate files on Mac


If you want to free up some space on your Mac, it might be time to find and delete duplicate files. There’s an easy way to do this and we show you how.

Nomad’s titanium Apple Watch band launches, resembles a high-end metal link bracelet


Designed with Nomad's premium custom lugs, the titanium band has been engineered to be light and strong while giving you "the confidence of a high-end metal link bracelet.

Tihmstar releases v3ntex, a tfp0 exploit for iOS 12 devices


Hacking guru tihmstar has just released v3ntex, a new exploit impacting 4K devices running iOS 12.

The Health Records on iPhone feature will be available soon to veterans


Apple’s software that allows American veterans receiving care through the United States Veterans Health Administration (VA) to securely view their aggregated health records on iPhones will be launching soon, the company acknowledged Monday. ...

Unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release revised with reliability enhancements for the voucher_swap exploit on iOS 12


Pwn20wnd has issued another revision to the unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release on Monday that improves the reliability of the iOS 12-centric voucher_swap exploit.

Apple is reportedly testing Face ID Mac prototypes with touchscreen displays


Just don't expect a Face ID Mac to launch anytime soon: Apple is only testing these early prototypes internally.

AirPower launching this spring at $150 with “exclusive” features that may require iOS 13


The multi-device charging mat is ready to go on sale soon with some "exclusive" features and Apple is already filming inaugural TV ads for it.

AirPods 2 to sport a black color offering, deeper bass, better grip & more, launch this spring


What you'll love about the next AirPods: improved audio quality with greater bass response, a grip-coated top and a black color offering. What you'll dislike: a 20% higher price tag.

How to fix red eyes in photos on iPhone


Do your iPhone photos of people or pets have red or glowing eyes? You can fix this easily right on your device and here’s how.

AirWave brings more media control gestures to your iPhone when AirPods are connected


With a new free jailbreak tweak called AirWave, you can extend your AirPods' native gesture system with more actions.