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CBS didn't tell the ugly side of Masters champion Patrick Reed's story

The announcers for CBS' Masters coverage Sunday talked a lot about Patrick Reed.<p>They just didn't tell viewers much about Patrick Reed.<p>They told us often that Reed is known as Captain America because of his stellar record in international match play for the United States; that a career highlight was …

Golf

Comment: Managing expectations for AirPower release, price, and features

We’re four months into 2018 and AirPower is still not available despite its announcement back in September. While there’s a lot unknown about Apple’s special charging mat — like when it will be available and how much it will cost — there are a few things we can reasonably expect…<p>AirPower …

Tech Trends

In pursuit of the perfect AI voice

The virtual personal assistant is romanticized in utopian portrayals of the future from <i>The Jetsons</i> to Star Trek. It's the cultured, disembodied voice at humanity's beck and call, eager and willing to do any number of menial tasks.<p>In its early real-world implementations, a virtual receptionist …

Star Trek

How Apple Watch could shape up for fitness at WWDC [Mockups]

When it comes to fitness apps on Apple Watch, sometimes it feels like Cupertino is running before it can walk. Fancy new features like Heart Rate Recovery are very welcome, but a few of the basics remain missing.<p>Apple could make major strides when it releases watchOS 5. So in the second of three …

Smartwatches

The iPhone X gets a RED leather folio

An unspecified percentage of sales will go toward The Global Fund HIV and AIDS grants<p>Apple announced a new iPhone X leather folio, which comes out tomorrow. It’s a $99 leather phone case that was “specially tanned and finished” in Europe. The case has an outer flap to cover and protect the screen. …

IPhone 8

iPhone With Triple-Lens Rear Camera Predicted to Launch Next Year

At least one new iPhone with a triple-lens rear camera led by a 12-megapixel lens may be introduced in 2019, according to Taiwan's <i>Economic Daily News</i>.<p>The report predicts the camera would have a 6P lens design with 5x zoom, but it doesn't specify whether that pertains to optical, digital, or hybrid …

Cameras

How to clean your Apple cables, keyboards, mice, trackpads, and more

Accessories for your Apple devices can add up quickly and before you know it they’re also looking a lot dirtier than when you first unboxed them. Follow along for the best ways to clean your first- and third-party accessories.<p>Last week we covered some of the best ways to clean your AirPods and …

Apple Watch

Do you need a smart home hub?

When life gets chaotic, it can be convenient to have all your smart home devices operating on the same wavelength. Achieving this sort of harmony sometimes requires a hub to consolidate the myriad gadgets in your house. But not everyone needs a dedicated smart hub to make their setup run smoothly. …

Smart Homes

How to Make Song Volume Consistent on iPhone

iPhones provide many useful services, not least of which is listening to music in a portable, convenient, and customizable fashion. One thing that can really deter from enjoying music on our iPhones, though, is the way that the volume can shift up and down from song to song. It can be a bit of a …

Mobile Technology

Apple Now Runs On 100% Green Energy, And Here’s How It Got There

The most important thing about the company’s big renewable push might be that it’s bringing everyone–from suppliers to local utilities–along for the ride.<p>You have to see Apple’s Reno, Nevada, data center from the inside to truly understand how huge it is. It’s made up of five long white buildings …

Renewable Energy

iPhone X Gets (RED) Leather Folio, But No Rumored Red or Gold Finish, While AirPower Wait Continues

In addition to the (PRODUCT)RED edition iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, Apple today introduced a (RED) leather folio for the iPhone X.<p>The folio, which looks more like burgundy in the render, will be available for $99 beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, April 10, from Apple.com, Apple Stores, and the Apple …

IPhone 8

The Rock is Hosting 'HQ Trivia' Tomorrow, and a New Update is Coming

I doubt I'm the only one who is surprised that <i>HQ Trivia</i> [Free] is still going as strong as it is - particularly with how quickly fads die on the app …

App Store

New web standard would allow Touch ID and Face ID to be used to login to websites

A new web standard being recommended for adoption would open the way for both Face ID and Touch ID to be used to login to websites.<p>The API, known as WebAuthn, allows existing security devices – like fingerprint readers, cameras and USB keys – to be used for website authentication …<p>Firefox supports …

Touch ID

Apple Pencil, Augmented Reality Makes 2018 iPad Work Like a Pro

REVIEW: The newest version of Apple’s iconic tablet offers features and capabilities that are starting to resemble the iPad Pro, including the …

IPad Pro

Wish list: 9 new CarPlay features for iOS 12

After seeing release four years ago, Apple's CarPlay continues to gain traction in the automotive world as it bulks up on features with each major …

Apps

Instagram launches rumored Focus feature, like Portrait Mode for iPhone 6s and later

Instagram has today launched its latest feature, ‘Focus’, the portrait mode feature that we reported on last month. While this is almost identical to what Apple offers with its stock iOS camera app, it will be more of a challenge to social media rival Snapchat. And the good news is that Instagram …

Mobile Photography

Missouri school touts success with iPad Pro curriculum, saves nearly $600K annually on hardware

Maryville University on Monday detailed its ongoing iPad Pro curriculum, a unique program that provides each incoming student a new iPad Pro and …

IPad Pro

Vimeo Launches macOS App Aimed at Final Cut Pro Users

Vimeo today announced a new "Vimeo for macOS" app that brings some of the service's core functionalities to Mac computers, particularly aimed at creators using Apple's Final Cut Pro video editing software. While users could already upload to Vimeo from Final Cut Pro, the company noted that its new …

Final Cut

IDC: ‘Apple suddenly finds itself on top of the wearables market’

Apple Watch shipments grew 57% year over year, according to IDC.<p>From Global Wearables Market Grows 7.7% in 4Q17 and 10.3% in 2017 as Apple Seizes the …

Apple Watch

Four out of five U.S. teenagers own an iPhone, and that number is growing

More than four out of five U.S. teenagers now own an iPhone, and that number is growing, according to the latest results from a large-scale survey.<p>Back in the spring of 2014, the percentage was at 60% – it’s now at 82% and looks set to increase further …<p>Piper Jaffray has run its twice-yearly Teens …

Apple Watch

Building The Perfect 2018 Festival With Eminem, Beyonce, Aerosmith And More

Outside Lands announced their 2018 lineup yesterday, with the Weeknd, Florence + The Machine and Janet Jackson headlining. I have looked at dozens of festival lineups this year. And as I am sure everyone deciding which fest to give their money to has done, I have thought, “If this band were here …

New Albums

How to enable Wi-Fi calling on iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch

Wi-Fi calling is a nifty feature that allows you to make phone calls on your iPhone even when it doesn’t have any cellular connectivity. Follow along as we walk you through how to enable Wi-Fi calling on your iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.<p>These steps are pretty much the same on the iPhone and iPad. …

Wi-Fi

iOS 11.3 update breaks iPhone 8 devices with third party-repaired screens

Software update disables touchscreen on £700-plus smartphones that have not had their screens repaired by Apple<p>Apple’s latest iOS 11.3 software update is causing iPhone 8 devices with third-party repaired screens to stop working.<p>Users who have had a screen repair performed by a third party, rather …

Mobile Technology

Death of Touch ID scheduled for this fall

All of the 2018 iPhone models will have Face ID, according to an industry analyst. This helps confirm earlier reports that Apple is phasing out its Touch ID fingerprint-scanning system in favor of the facial-recognition system that debuted in the iPhone X.<p>The analyst also indicated that two of the …

Mobile Technology

Here Is the Gender Pay Gap in Every U.S. State — and What Could Be Behind It

There are some huge differences.<p>Women in America earn around 80 cents on the dollar compared to men. That means that, across the board, women have to …

Demographics

20+ must-know HomePod tips [Video]

If you’re an Apple Music subscriber who’s all in on the Apple ecosystem, then the HomePod is a compelling smart speaker. Not only does it sound excellent, but it has Siri built in, which can do things like control your music and control smart home accessories.<p>HomePod isn’t yet as “smart” as Google …

024: HomePod arrives in Australia, Apple News covers Olympics, iBoot leak | 9to5Mac Daily

Today we’ve got HomePod arriving in Austrlia as ship dates slip in the US, Apple News launching a new featured section for the 2018 Winter Olympics, and the iOS 9 bootloader leaking and Apple’s response.<p>9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or …

Week’s best Apple deals: Save on iPad Pro, iPhone 7 and accessories!

This week, you can go pro and upgrade your iPad, or snag a sweet deal on a refurbished iPhone. Plus, get an app that tracks cryptocurrencies — for free! You’ll find those bargains and more in our roundup of the week’s best Apple deals.<p>iPad Pro 10.5-inch 64GB Wi-Fi for $500<p>Apple’s latest generation …

How Google and Apple solve one of photography's biggest problems

Google Photos yesterday upped its AI game by allowing users to cobble together slideshows of their favorite images with a number of new themes. While the Assistant always pieced together matching images in the form of mini-collages, the new update goes full-on slideshow in creating a collage with …

The Apple HomePod reviews are here!

Apple delivers with great sound, but does it do anything better? iOS 11.3 gets a new Battery Health feature, and we've got Apple Watch and iPad news.

Apple Watch