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Pursuing a fitness resolution? Nab a sports band for your Apple Watch [Watch Store]

It’s January of a brand new year, and you find yourself with two things that go well together: a resolution for better fitness and a new Apple Watch. What you might be missing is a band that is made to stand up to the rigors of a tough workout.There’s good news: The...

Clever iPhone X2 concept finds a cool way to hide notch

Here's one way Apple could ditch the notch. Photo: ConceptsiPhone The death of the iPhone’s notch can’t come soon enough for some Apple fans. Concept designer Ran Avini has come out with a new spoof iPhone ad that shows how Apple could easily remove the notch by...

iOS 13 is the right time for a modern take on skeuomorphism

One of the biggest shake-ups we’ve seen in the iOS user-interface was the replacement of skeuomorphism – making things look like real-life objects – with the complete opposite in iOS 7. Where once we had realistic looking 3D representations, we instead got a ‘flat’ UI...

Giant laptops and tablets are back, but how large is too large? [Poll]

At CES this week, we’ve seen a wide array of unique gadgets, some great electric vehicles and whatever this thing is. Shrinking bezels with more screen are certainly all the rage this year, and 17-inch laptops are back in the limelight. Tablets are also having an...

Concept iPhone case makes true wireless charging a reality

Ossia's iPhone cases will be a total game changer. Photo: Ossia The era of using cables to charge your iPhone may finally be coming to an end. During CES 2019, Ossia, a company that specializes in creating truly wireless charging solutions, debuted its first case for...

T-Mobile and Sprint promise to stop selling user location data to third-parties, for real this time

Update: AT&T now says it will also stop selling user location to aggregation services, according to CNET. After Motherboard published details about a concerning investigation into how US wireless carriers are selling user location data to third-parties, T-Mobile...

Powerful MacBook dock lets you escape ‘dongle hell’

LineDock has ports, power and plenty of storage. Photo: Linedock Linedock is a device designed to deliver power and salvation from what its creators refer to as “dongle hell.” It’s a massive messiah at two pounds with nine ports, a 20,000mAH battery with 100 W...

Ikea launches braided MFi Lightning cable in Sweden for $9, US plans unclear

Ikea is out with another Apple accessory, this time a braided nylon MFi Lightning cable at an affordable price. This latest release comes after news about the company launching its HomeKit smart blinds that are priced well below other manufacturers and will be...

Sonos now selling Play:1 and One stands and shelves, new cables in 3 lengths

Sonos today has quietly started selling a handful of new accessories via its online store. The new accessories include shelves and stands for the Sonos  One and Play:1, as well as new power cable lengths for all of its speakers. Sylvania HomeKit Light Strip Generally,...

How to improve hearing by turning iPhone and AirPods into remote microphones

AirPods are great fully wireless earphones, and they can also be used as a sort of hearing aid device with iPhone as a remote microphone. Follow along for how to improve hearing by turning iPhone and AirPods into remote microphones with the iOS Live Listen feature....



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iOS 13 concept gives iPad the features it desperately needs

Apple, please steal this. Photo: Léo Vallet There are less than 100 days until WWDC 2019 and new iPad features are looming large on the mind of Apple fans. In a new iOS 13 mockup, concept designer Léo Valle suggests some simple, yet groundbreaking features that would...

Where is Apple’s Beats AirPlay 2 speaker and how will it work?

It’s been almost two years since Apple announced that Beats was making an AirPlay 2 speaker. The announcement was brief so you might have missed it — a few minutes before the big HomePod preview — but it was on stage at an Apple event. “All of these speaker makers...

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Truck with secret Apple payload crashes, killing security guard

Truck with secret Apple payload crashes, killing security guard

Tragic incident took place on Wednesday. Photo: Lyle Kahney/Cult of Mac A box truck, featuring armed guards reportedly looking after a “special load” for Apple, was tragically involved in a fatal crash this week. The incident took place Wednesday on Highway 101 in San...

How to make your own dynamic wallpapers on iPhone

The iPhone comes with some cool dynamic wallpapers — they’re the ones where blobs of color float around the screen like wax in a lava lamp. But did you know you can create your own Dynamic Wallpaper using your own Live Photos?You can — and it’s super-easy. Dynamic...

Opinion: Should Apple follow Xiaomi, and start building more smart home devices on its own?

Apple’s HomeKit seemed to be the star of the show at the Consumer Electronics Show this year, with a wide range of home-based gadgets — TVs, ceiling fans, outdoor sensors, light panels, a screen-based hub, 4K security cameras, thermostats and more — making headlines....

How to improve hearing by turning iPhone and AirPods into remote microphones

AirPods are great fully wireless earphones, and they can also be used as a sort of hearing aid device with iPhone as a remote microphone. Follow along for how to improve hearing by turning iPhone and AirPods into remote microphones with the iOS Live Listen feature....

VLC to cross 3 billion downloads tomorrow, says AirPlay for Android coming soon

VLC, the popular open source video and audio client, may be surpassing 3 billion downloads soon. VLC also looks to be supporting AirPlay on Android in a future update.  According to Variety, lead develoepr Jean-Baptist Kempf says that VLC is expected to break 3...

2019 iPhone may boast super-fast Wi-Fi 6

You’ll connect to Wi-Fi access points much faster with the 2019 iPhone. Photo: Alan Levine/Flickr The next-generation iPhone will reportedly include a version of Wi-Fi that’s up to 30 percent faster than the current one. And that’s not even its biggest improvement in...

9to5Toys Last Call: Latest iPad Pro $150 off, Twelve South HiRise iPhone/Watch Dock $49, HP 27-inch Monitor $110, more

9to5Toys now has a new app! Download it to stay up to date on the best gear and deals on the web. Plus don’t forget to check us out on Apple News and sign up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari...

Scosche unveils Qi-enabled MagicGrip car mount with motorized arms to hold your iPhone in place

After announcing a nifty modular charging station yesterday, accessory maker Scosche today announced a new “MagicGrip Charge” wireless charger for in-car use. While there are already a host of wireless car chargers available, Scosche’s MagicGrip is unique in how it...

Truck with secret Apple payload crashes, killing security guard

Tragic incident took place on Wednesday. Photo: Lyle Kahney/Cult of Mac A box truck, featuring armed guards reportedly looking after a “special load” for Apple, was tragically involved in a fatal crash this week. The incident took place Wednesday on Highway 101 in San...

Where is Apple’s Beats AirPlay 2 speaker and how will it work?

It’s been almost two years since Apple announced that Beats was making an AirPlay 2 speaker. The announcement was brief so you might have missed it — a few minutes before the big HomePod preview — but it was on stage at an Apple event. “All of these speaker makers...

Lady Gaga’s track with R. Kelly pulled from both iTunes and Apple Music

A Lady Gaga song performed with hiphop performer R. Kelly has been pulled from her 2013 album Artpop on both iTunes and Apple Music. The duet Do What U Want (With My Body) was track 7 on the album, which now jumps straight from track 6 to track 8 …   NordVPN Lady...

iPhone prices discounted by up to 20% at Chinese retailers

As rumored earlier in the week, prominent Chinese retailers have cut the price of iPhone XR, and other models, as Apple faces demand weakness in the region. Leading resellers JD.com and Suning have cut the sales price of iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and XR this week by...

How to: MacBook Air Windows 10 RTX 2080 eGPU gaming setup [Video]

On its own, the 2018 MacBook Air is a downright terrible gaming machine. Connected to my LG UltraWide 5K2K Display, the MacBook Air averages around 1-2 frames per second in Rocket League, and similarly abysmal scores in Unigine Heaven and Valley benchmarks. That’s no...

Concept iPhone case makes true wireless charging a reality

Ossia's iPhone cases will be a total game changer. Photo: Ossia The era of using cables to charge your iPhone may finally be coming to an end. During CES 2019, Ossia, a company that specializes in creating truly wireless charging solutions, debuted its first case for...

Poll: Do you prefer these iPhone 11 and iPhone XR 2 renders?

There’s still a little less than 9 months left until the usual September Apple event, where Apple is set to announce its latest rounds of iPhones. However, that doesn’t stop various leaks and renders from being shared online. A new render from Ben Geskin shows off...

iOS 13 is the right time for a modern take on skeuomorphism

One of the biggest shake-ups we’ve seen in the iOS user-interface was the replacement of skeuomorphism – making things look like real-life objects – with the complete opposite in iOS 7. Where once we had realistic looking 3D representations, we instead got a ‘flat’ UI...

T-Mobile and Sprint promise to stop selling user location data to third-parties, for real this time

Update: AT&T now says it will also stop selling user location to aggregation services, according to CNET. After Motherboard published details about a concerning investigation into how US wireless carriers are selling user location data to third-parties, T-Mobile...

Sonos now selling Play:1 and One stands and shelves, new cables in 3 lengths

Sonos today has quietly started selling a handful of new accessories via its online store. The new accessories include shelves and stands for the Sonos  One and Play:1, as well as new power cable lengths for all of its speakers. Sylvania HomeKit Light Strip Generally,...

Nest competitor Ring reportedly gave employees full access to customers’ live camera feeds

Last year, Amazon made waves in the smart home space by acquiring Ring for over $1 billion. Known for home security doorbells, a new report today claims that the company has a lax stance towards privacy that allowed more employees than seemingly necessary to access...

9to5Mac Daily: January 11, 2019

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

iOS 13 concept gives iPad the features it desperately needs

Apple, please steal this. Photo: Léo Vallet There are less than 100 days until WWDC 2019 and new iPad features are looming large on the mind of Apple fans. In a new iOS 13 mockup, concept designer Léo Valle suggests some simple, yet groundbreaking features that would...

Petition calls on LG to extend AirPlay 2/HomeKit support to 2018 premium TV models

When Apple made its surprise (but smart) announcement that ‘leading television manufacturers’ will be integrating AirPlay 2 into their TV sets, there was good news for existing owners of some Samsung and Vizio models – but not for LG TV owners …   NordVPN Support...

China cracks down on Twitter as WeChat logs 1B users and astronomical use time

New reports from The New York Times detail some of the mind-boggling statistics and gravity that the sensationally popular WeChat messaging app yields across China. In a separate report, the paper details a government led initiative to silence Chinese Twitter users...

Mac shipments dropped nearly 4% YOY during the holiday quarter, Gartner estimates

Ahead of Apple’s fiscal Q1 2019 earnings call in a few weeks, Gartner today is out without its look at the PC industry during the holiday quarter. According to Gartner, worldwide PC shipments fell 4.3 percent during calendar Q4 2018.   Sylvania HomeKit Light...

WSJ: High-end ‘iPhone 11’ will feature triple rear camera, XR successor gets dual lenses

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple’s flagship 2019 lineup will feature three models, including 2 OLED and 1 LCD variant. The high-end ‘iPhone 11’ (iPhone 11 Max?) will feature a triple rear camera system. The successor to the iPhone XR, with LCD screen...

Powerful MacBook dock lets you escape ‘dongle hell’

LineDock has ports, power and plenty of storage. Photo: Linedock Linedock is a device designed to deliver power and salvation from what its creators refer to as “dongle hell.” It’s a massive messiah at two pounds with nine ports, a 20,000mAH battery with 100 W...

Shipping next month for $660] Robin Telecom claims to offer the first HomeKit enabled doorbell with its ProLine Doorbell

Update 1/8: Netatmo too! Robin Telecom, based in The Netherlands, has what looks like the first HomeKit doorbell approved by Apple. The company’s ProLine Doorbell also includes features like an all aluminum design, 130° field of view, HD video, and more.  ...

How to make your old iPhone last longer [Cult of Mac Magazine No. 279]

If you're not a serial upgrader, you can eke out even more life from your iPhone with these tips. Photo and cover: hikersbay/Pixabay CC and Marty Cortinas/Cult of Mac iPhones typically keep going strong for years, but a few smooth moves on your part can make them last...

TiVo to launch Apple TV app later this year with live TV support and DVR access

At CES 2019 this week, TiVo showcased new applications for the Apple TV, Fire TV, and Roku. The new apps will allow existing TiVo users to view live and recorded content on multiple TVs using their existing hardware, as opposed to shelling out for additional TiVo Mini...

Clever iPhone X2 concept finds a cool way to hide notch

Here's one way Apple could ditch the notch. Photo: ConceptsiPhone The death of the iPhone’s notch can’t come soon enough for some Apple fans. Concept designer Ran Avini has come out with a new spoof iPhone ad that shows how Apple could easily remove the notch by...

iPhone 11 may tap Samsung or MediaTek to join Intel in replacing Qualcomm modems

There have been multiple reports citing that Apple’s iPhone won’t be getting a 5G modem until the 2020 models. However, a new report from Reuters says that this year’s iPhone 11 may include it…   According to the report, Apple has considered Samsung, MediaTek,...

‘Torpedo’ location detection exploit could target iPhones on both 4G & 5G networks

Flaws in both 4G and 5G cellular networks could potentially let hackers pinpoint the location of any given smartphone, including the iPhone according to researchers.

Late 2012 iMac becomes vintage/obsolete this month, but is eligible for pilot repair scheme

The Late 2012 iMac – both 21.5-inch and 27-inch – becomes officially obsolete on January 30. As usual, the machines are instead labelled ‘vintage’ in California and Turkey, where the law requires Apple to continue to offer support …   NordVPN A memo seen by us...

9to5Rewards: Win Apple’s new MacBook Air from Setapp & 9to5Mac [Giveaway]

Thanks to subscription Mac app service Setapp, we’re giving 9to5Mac readers the chance to win Apple’s brand new 2018 MacBook Air! Get a free trial of Setapp’s collection of 130+ Mac apps. Head below for full details on how to enter: Check out the Setapp Mac app...

Today in Apple history: iPod drives profits to new heights

January 12, 2005: Apple reports record earnings for the preceding three months, with holiday sales of the iPod and demand for the latest iBook giving the company a four-fold increase in profits.Apple brags that it has sold a total of 10 million iPods, and rightly so....

Save up to $150 on the newest iPad Pro [Deals & Steals]

Have you got yours yet? Photo: Apple If you’re planning to buy Apple’s latest iPad Pro, do yourself a favor and get it from Best Buy. The retailer has slashed up to $150 off the latest lineup for a limited time. It’s just one of the awesome offers in today’s Deals...

Pursuing a fitness resolution? Nab a sports band for your Apple Watch [Watch Store]

It’s January of a brand new year, and you find yourself with two things that go well together: a resolution for better fitness and a new Apple Watch. What you might be missing is a band that is made to stand up to the rigors of a tough workout.There’s good news: The...

There’s mixed news on Apple’s plan to grow its Services business, say commentators

Apple is making some big changes as it seeks to focus more on Services revenue at a time when it’s struggling to grow its hardware business. The company has set itself a goal of generating $50B per year from Services by 2020. How successful it will be in using...

Lightroom CC for iPad updated with support for Siri Shortcuts

Adobe Lightroom CC for iPad is getting an update today that brings a few much-anticipated features to the app.   Today’s update brings the app to version 4.1.1, and brings support for Apple’s Shortcuts app, which now lets you create a shortcut to allow directly...

Cheap accessories that make iPad Pro a productivity powerhouse

Is the iPad Pro a laptop replacement? Despite what you might think, and what many reviewers will tell you, it can be for a lot of professionals. But not by itself. If you’re going to use your iPad to get real work done, and to be as productive as possible, you’ll need...

Giant laptops and tablets are back, but how large is too large? [Poll]

At CES this week, we’ve seen a wide array of unique gadgets, some great electric vehicles and whatever this thing is. Shrinking bezels with more screen are certainly all the rage this year, and 17-inch laptops are back in the limelight. Tablets are also having an...

iPhone 11 could include Wi-Fi 6 in addition to triple-camera, improved Face ID, more

Barclays is out today with a forecast that iPhone 11 will include support for the newest generation of Wi-Fi. This prediction comes as we’ve been learning more about the triple-camera system that could land with the 6.5-inch iPhone 11 along with improvements to Face...

Ikea launches braided MFi Lightning cable in Sweden for $9, US plans unclear

Ikea is out with another Apple accessory, this time a braided nylon MFi Lightning cable at an affordable price. This latest release comes after news about the company launching its HomeKit smart blinds that are priced well below other manufacturers and will be...

iOS 13 concept gives iPad the features it desperately needs

Apple, please steal this. Photo: Léo Vallet There are less than 100 days until WWDC 2019 and new iPad features are looming large on the mind of Apple fans. In a new iOS 13 mockup, concept designer Léo Valle suggests some simple, yet groundbreaking features that would...

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iOS 13 concept gives iPad the features it desperately needs

Apple, please steal this. Photo: Léo Vallet There are less than 100 days until WWDC 2019 and new iPad features are looming large on the mind of Apple fans. In a new iOS 13 mockup, concept designer Léo Valle suggests some simple, yet groundbreaking features that would...

‘Torpedo’ location detection exploit could target iPhones on both 4G & 5G networks

Flaws in both 4G and 5G cellular networks could potentially let hackers pinpoint the location of any given smartphone, including the iPhone according to researchers.

Where is Apple’s Beats AirPlay 2 speaker and how will it work?

It’s been almost two years since Apple announced that Beats was making an AirPlay 2 speaker. The announcement was brief so you might have missed it — a few minutes before the big HomePod preview — but it was on stage at an Apple event. “All of these speaker makers...

Truck with secret Apple payload crashes, killing security guard

Tragic incident took place on Wednesday. Photo: Lyle Kahney/Cult of Mac A box truck, featuring armed guards reportedly looking after a “special load” for Apple, was tragically involved in a fatal crash this week. The incident took place Wednesday on Highway 101 in San...

Concept iPhone case makes true wireless charging a reality

Ossia's iPhone cases will be a total game changer. Photo: Ossia The era of using cables to charge your iPhone may finally be coming to an end. During CES 2019, Ossia, a company that specializes in creating truly wireless charging solutions, debuted its first case for...

Cheap accessories that make iPad Pro a productivity powerhouse

Is the iPad Pro a laptop replacement? Despite what you might think, and what many reviewers will tell you, it can be for a lot of professionals. But not by itself. If you’re going to use your iPad to get real work done, and to be as productive as possible, you’ll need...

iOS 13 concept gives iPad the features it desperately needs

Apple, please steal this. Photo: Léo Vallet There are less than 100 days until WWDC 2019 and new iPad features are looming large on the mind of Apple fans. In a new iOS 13 mockup, concept designer Léo Valle suggests some simple, yet groundbreaking features that would...

iOS 13 concept gives iPad the features it desperately needs

Apple, please steal this. Photo: Léo Vallet There are less than 100 days until WWDC 2019 and new iPad features are looming large on the mind of Apple fans. In a new iOS 13 mockup, concept designer Léo Valle suggests some simple, yet groundbreaking features that would...

Where is Apple’s Beats AirPlay 2 speaker and how will it work?

It’s been almost two years since Apple announced that Beats was making an AirPlay 2 speaker. The announcement was brief so you might have missed it — a few minutes before the big HomePod preview — but it was on stage at an Apple event. “All of these speaker makers...

Truck with secret Apple payload crashes, killing security guard

Tragic incident took place on Wednesday. Photo: Lyle Kahney/Cult of Mac A box truck, featuring armed guards reportedly looking after a “special load” for Apple, was tragically involved in a fatal crash this week. The incident took place Wednesday on Highway 101 in San...

Concept iPhone case makes true wireless charging a reality

Ossia's iPhone cases will be a total game changer. Photo: Ossia The era of using cables to charge your iPhone may finally be coming to an end. During CES 2019, Ossia, a company that specializes in creating truly wireless charging solutions, debuted its first case for...

Cheap accessories that make iPad Pro a productivity powerhouse

Is the iPad Pro a laptop replacement? Despite what you might think, and what many reviewers will tell you, it can be for a lot of professionals. But not by itself. If you’re going to use your iPad to get real work done, and to be as productive as possible, you’ll need...

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Where is Apple’s Beats AirPlay 2 speaker and how will it work?

Where is Apple’s Beats AirPlay 2 speaker and how will it work?

It’s been almost two years since Apple announced that Beats was making an AirPlay 2 speaker. The announcement was brief so you might have missed it — a few minutes before the big HomePod preview — but it was on stage at an Apple event. “All of these speaker makers...

Truck with secret Apple payload crashes, killing security guard

Truck with secret Apple payload crashes, killing security guard

Tragic incident took place on Wednesday. Photo: Lyle Kahney/Cult of Mac A box truck, featuring armed guards reportedly looking after a “special load” for Apple, was tragically involved in a fatal crash this week. The incident took place Wednesday on Highway 101 in San...

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