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Apple’s Group FaceTime delay is the right move. Here’s why

This week, Apple removed Group FaceTime from the beta for iOS 12 and macOS Mojave. The company indicated that the feature will not appear in the …

iOS

Apple may have found a brilliant way to bring fingerprint sensors back to all-screen iPhones

Apple has a tendency to shock people when it unveils new iPhones. The phones themselves aren’t surprising at all to those of us who keep an ear to …

Mobile Technology

Apple Finally Suffers Some Beta Bumps and Bruises

The iOS 12 Beta process started out very smooth. Even Beta 1, which is notorious for being very buggy, slow, unstable and tough on a battery, was surprisingly solid this year. I usually hold out and wait for Beta 2, but I went ahead and ran the first Beta on my iPhone and didn’t have any major …

iOS

Apple Watch Series 4: What We Know So Far

Here's a rundown of what we know so far about the Apple Watch Series 4.<p>With Apple expected to unveil a new set of devices this September, rumors are …

Smartwatches

Apple Confirms 2018 MacBook Pro Keyboard Has 'Membrane' to 'Prevent Debris From Entering the Butterfly Mechanism'

In an internal document distributed to Apple Authorized Service Providers, obtained by MacRumors from multiple reliable sources, Apple has confirmed that the third-generation keyboard on 2018 MacBook Pro models is equipped with a "membrane" to "prevent debris from entering the butterfly …

MacBook Pro

Amazon is running a huge MacBook Air and MacBook Pro sale for Prime Day

If you’ve been waiting for the right opportunity to upgrade to a new Apple laptop, holy moly are you in luck. Amazon just kicked off a huge sale on …

2018 iPhone screen protectors reveal a nasty surprise

It turns out the more affordable 6.1-inch iPhone that Apple has planned for 2018 won’t quite be the iPhone X lookalike we were expecting.<p>The brand new handset will certainly borrow a lot of the iPhone X’s design traits, but according to new screen protectors, its LCD display won’t be truly …

How to Teach Siri to Pronounce Names, Learn Nicknames

Need to teach Siri how to pronounce a name or understand a nickname in your contacts list? You can train her to better understand your commands on …

How to install the iOS 12 public beta on your eligible iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

As we recently noted, the iOS 12 public beta has been released for those interested in trying iOS 12 before it officially launches later this fall. In other words, you don’t have to be a registered Apple developer in order to install iOS 12 prior to its public debut.<p>The public beta process is for …

Apple’s MacBook Pro problem will make you want to backup your files ASAP

After user outcry over keyboard issues on the latest MacBook Pro laptops, Apple has another problem on its hands. This time, the issue affects the …

Hits and Misses from WWDC- The Misses

Almost a week out from the WWDC Keynote, the reviews of Apple’s new software features and improvements are overwhelmingly positive. Their focus on performance and small details will benefit all users, not just those with the latest devices. Siri got what could turn out to be a huge boost from the …

Your Apple Watch workout is about to get way better

Apple announced some great new features for the Apple Watch with WatchOS 5: a Walkie Talkie app, Siri shortcuts and Podcast support. But as someone who uses her Apple Watch mostly for its fitness and workout features, those are the improvements I'm most looking forward to with the new update.<p>Here …

How to Use AirPods: Tips, Tricks and General Instructions

After months of scouring Amazon and your local Apple Store, you've finally snagged a pair of AirPods. Kudos, and welcome to the brotherhood of truly …

Apple Watch to adopt solid state Side button and Digital Crown with Haptic Feedback

While we didn’t see a new Apple Watch at WWDC, it’s still very possible that it’ll be revealed this fall, alongside all other Apple hardware that we typically see.<p>One of the changes that could be made is the removal of physical buttons, in favor of solid state ones. <i>Fast Company</i> reports that Apple …

With iOS 12, AirPods will be able to help you hear better

Everyone's had the experience of being in a noisy restaurant and not being able to hear the person sitting across from you.<p>Well, if you have AirPods …

Apple products you shouldn't buy (June 2018 edition) | ZDNet

Mac mini<p><i>Guidance: This is a total fossil!</i><p>Once the low-cost gateway device into the Mac ecosystem, the Mac mini last saw refresh love from Apple in …

How To: Register a Second Face ID Look on Your iPhone X in iOS 12

Setting up Face ID is simple, but getting it to work correctly every time is a different story. While there are numerous tips for getting Face ID to …

iOS 12 makes closing apps on your iPhone X a lot simpler

WWDC is in full swing and Apple has already announced a number of new updates for both iOS and macOS. On the iPhone, iOS 12 will make notifications easier to ignore and attempt to curtail phone addiction, but it'll also make closing apps on the iPhone X so much simpler.<p>Right now, quitting apps on …

Apps

Speed through the WWDC 2018 keynote with sketchnotes

It is always exciting to capture the WWDC keynote in sketchnotes, and this year I filled up four pages of my notebook with drawings showcasing the biggest new features coming in iOS 12, macOS Mojave and watchOS 5.<p>As seen in my first sketchnote, above, iOS 12 makes performance on both old and new …

The 6 biggest highlights from Apple WWDC 2018

Apple kickstarted its annual WWDC event today with a keynote led by CEO Tim Cook, where he introduced all the latest updates for iOS 12 and the new macOS. The keynote this year comes off of a quieter season for Apple. The company just had a press event back in March for its educational iPad launch …

iOS

‘Seek medical attention,’ her Apple Watch said. Good thing she did.

Deanna Recktenwald remembers feeling slightly out of breath. But she chalked it up to being out of shape.<p>"I used to play volleyball at school. I was …

Apple Says AirPods Are 'Incredibly Popular' as Availability Remains Limited

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday said AirPods continue to be "incredibly popular" and a "runaway hit" for the company.<p>"AirPods are incredibly popular and we're seeing them in more and more places—in the gym, in coffee shops, wherever people are enjoying music on their Apple devices," said Cook, …

This is probably what the iPhone X Plus looks like, and I need one right now

If you’re anything like me, you’re going to have a hell of a time choosing your next iPhone when September rolls around. On one hand, you’ve got a …

Apple TV: How to download, update, and delete apps

Whether you’ve just upgraded to an Apple TV 4K or 4th gen model or have gotten one for the first time, follow along for how to download, update, and delete Apple TV apps.<p>Even if you’re used to downloading and managing apps on iPhone and iPad, Apple TV’s unique interface and navigation may take a …

Smart TV

Apparently nobody's buying Apple's HomePod

Apple's HomePod smart speaker is not off to a good start.<p>Despite receiving high praise for its incredible sound from a cadre of tech reviewers …

Tech Trends

Apple introduces iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition

Apple’s redesigned Mac Pro is coming in 2019

The overhaul of Apple’s most performant desktop Mac involves just a little more waiting<p>Apple’s long-awaited update to the 2013 Mac Pro won’t be released until sometime next year, the company confirmed in an interview with <i>TechCrunch</i>. We’ve known since a press roundtable in April 2017 that Apple was …

Apple introduces new 9.7-inch iPad with Apple Pencil support

New Apple Watch bands feature spring colors and styles

Smartwatches

8 New Things Apple Might Unveil at the March Education Event

Last week Apple began sending out press invites for an education-focused keynote event scheduled for Tuesday, March 27. That event, which will take …