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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

These celebs get paid by Android but got caught using iPhones

Paying a celebrity to be seen using your product is a fairly common practice. Apple doesn’t make a habit of it, but other companies do.<p>When it gets funny is when the celebs are caught using their iPhones to endorse rival devices. A Reddit user compiled a list of people who got caught not being able …

Gal Gadot

Parrot tells firefighter to 'f*ck off' during rescue attempt

This bird was not in the mood to be saved.<p>Jessie, a bright yellow and turquoise Macaw parrot, escaped her home in Edmonton, UK over the weekend and …

London Fire Brigade

RapidWeaver 8 Debuts Redesign, New Responsive Themes, Unsplash Support, and Improved Plug-In Management

RapidWeaver by Realmac Software got a significant update today. Starting from scratch or with one of over 50 Themes, RapidWeaver allows users to create highly-customized websites by offering a wide array of tools and properties that can be tweaked. The app also supports third-party plug-ins and …

Web Design

Listen to Podcasts on Apple Watch Without An iPhone

Apple Watch owners haven’t been able to easily listen to podcasts without their iPhone nearby. As the Apple Watch gains more abilities, however, …

Apps

Apple Hosts Nobel Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai for Talk at Apple Park

Apple today held an event at its Apple Park campus where Apple CEO Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson, Apple Vice President of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, interviewed and honored Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who spoke to hundreds of young people about her work with the Malala …

Malala Yousafzai

New Apple patent hints that Siri could offer multiuser support

The focus is on making Siri more accurate<p>Apple has been stubbornly resistant to the idea of adding multiuser support to iOS. But according to the company’s newly granted patent for “User profiling for voice input processing,” it may be implementing that idea with Siri, via <i>AppleInsider</i>. Siri can …

Patents

Select 12-inch MacBook models sold out at Best Buy, could hint at fall refresh

Unlike previous years, Apple did not update the 12-inch MacBook this spring. Typically, the company does a spec bump to the line every March or April.<p>However, it looks like certain models of the 12-inch MacBook have gone out of stock at Best Buy. Specifically, the Core i5 with 512GB of storage is …

Rose Gold

90-Year-Old Photographer Continues to Delight the World with Amusing Self Portraits

You’re never too old to discover your passions—just ask Kimiko Nishimoto. At 72 years young, she picked up a camera, and her life hasn’t been the same since. She’s now 90 years old and still delights people across the globe with her quirky self-portrait photography. Her images turn the ordinary …

Photography

How to Use Secure Code AutoFill in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave

Most readers will have at some point received a two-factor authentication code delivered to them by SMS text message. Many apps and websites send the one-time codes to confirm that the person attempting to log in to an account is the legitimate account holder, and not just someone using a stolen …

iOS

You can find out your current glasses prescription using this app by GlassesUSA — making it super quick and easy to order a new pair

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>GlassesUSA.com<p>As someone who has worn glasses for a large majority of my life, I've been through the process of buying new pairs quite a …

Apps

Google makes big improvements to Gmail, Google Voice on iOS

Google just rolled out its latest Gmail and Google Voice updates on iOS.<p>Users can look forward to big improvements, particularly in Voice, which now sports a brand new design. iPhone owners even get their hands on it ahead of those on Android.<p>Google has made some significant changes to its iOS apps …

Apps

Five tips to get much more out of Apple Notes on iOS and macOS

Apple's note-taking app went from a toy to an indispensable tool when it was revamped in 2015. Yet three years on, there is still more to discover in …

Apps

CNBC: Apple developing chips for processing health data on new fitness sensors

<i>CNBC</i> has published a new report that highlights recent job listings from Apple and what they could mean for future products. Specifically, the report cites three job listings from this summer that relate to sensor processors and fitness sensors, which <i>CNBC</i> believes could hint at a future chip …

Apple Watch

Apple TV 4K included in Verizon’s upcoming 5G service

In an effort to get ahead with 5G, Verizon is looking to include YouTube TV or Apple TV as part of a launch promotion in its initial four markets.<p>As reported by <i>Variety</i>, Verizon will include a YouTube TV subscription, or an Apple TV 4K in Sacramento, Los Angeles, Houston, and Indianapolis — the …

YouTube TV

Delete old iOS backups to free up tons of space on your Mac

I was shocked to discover that the biggest chunk of data occupying my MacBook's ($1,249 at Amazon.com) limited storage were iOS files. Needless iOS files, to be exact. I was unknowingly storing iPhone ($1,000 at Cricket Wireless) backups on my Mac for an iPhone and an iPad ($346 at Amazon …

Operating Systems

iPhone could get the accessory that every iPad Pro owner loves

If you’ve been hankering to use the Apple Pencil with your iPhone, you may finally get your wish this year. That’s according to a new report from market intelligence firm TrendForce, which suggests that Apple’s next-gen OLED iPhones will boast support for the company’s high-end stylus.<p>At present, …

Apple Pencil

macOS Mojave developer beta 7 for Mac now available

macOS Mojave developer beta 7 is now available for testing. As always, we’ll dig through the latest beta version and highlight all the changes between the first beta and the latest beta below.<p>New in macOS Mojave<p>macOS Mojave includes a system-wide dark mode; a new dynamic desktop wallpaper type; …

MacBook Pro

New iOS 12 Shortcuts Beta Brings Limited HomeKit Integration

- Aug 13, 2018<p>Apple on Friday, seeded a new beta of its Shortcuts app for iOS 12 to developers for testing. While it appears the new beta doesn’t …

iOS

watchOS 5 developer beta 7 for Apple Watch now available

watchOS 5 developer beta 7 for Apple Watch is now available for testing. As always, we’ll dig through the latest beta version and highlight all the changes between the previous beta and the latest beta below.<p>New in watchOS 5<p>watchOS 5 for Apple Watch includes Competitions for Activity Sharing; yoga …

Smartwatches

DaVinci Resolve 15 launched with hundreds of new features by Jose Antunes

The new upgrade to DaVinci Resolve fully integrates visual effects and motion graphics, adds even more audio tools plus hundreds of new features and …

Videography

Apple pulls iOS 12 beta 7 OTA update amid reports of sluggish performance

Apple has temporarily pulled the over-the-air update for iOS 12 developer beta 7 after testers reported widespread issues with sluggish performance after updating.<p>The issues may only affect users who update using the OTA software update and not manually with the IPSW file. Registered developers can …

iPad

Apple secretly urges iOS app makers to add subscriptions

Apple wants developers to stop selling iOS applications and start renting them instead. The reason is simple: this forces users to pay more for software.<p>Apple held a secret meeting in New York City last year to convince developers to give up charging users a one-time fee for apps, and go instead to …

Apps

Apple Pulls iOS 12 Beta 7 Update Due to Performance Issues

If you haven't updated to the new iOS 12 beta 7 on your iOS device as of yet, you may notice that the over-the-air update option is no longer available, and that's because Apple has pulled the download.<p>Apple appears to have removed the beta 7 update because of performance issues.<p>On the <i>MacRumors</i> …

iOS

How to Send and Receive SMS Messages on iPad and Mac via Text Message Forwarding

Ever since iOS 7, Apple has provided a Text Message Forwarding service that can push SMS messages received through your iPhone's cellular network to your other Apple devices.<p>Using the same network, the forwarding service also allows you to send messages from your iPad or Mac to other phone numbers, …

Security

Comment: First impressions after nearly a month with Apple’s 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro

Apple’s 2018 MacBook Pro has been available for almost a month now and despite the fact that the update was announced via a press release, this year’s revision brings some notable changes. While everything looks the same on the surface, the 2018 MacBook Pro packs more power, an improved keyboard, …

MacBook Pro

tvOS 12 beta now includes Dolby Atmos support for iTunes Movies on Apple TV

Dolby Atmos audio support on Apple TV is one of the headlining features of the upcoming tvOS software update, but support during the beta cycle has been limited so far. Now as Apple readies tvOS 12 for release likely next month, several titles on iTunes Movies are being upgraded to work with the …

Smart TV

Apple Music Launches New Classical Music Section Curated by Deutsche Grammophon, Including Full-Length Operas

Apple Music this week began rolling out a new section in Browse curated by Deutsche Grammophon, known as one of the biggest classical musical labels in the world. In this section, classical music fans will find featured playlists of specific composers, highlighted radio stations, and all-new visual …

Apple Music

iPhone X smokes Galaxy Note 9 in speed tests

Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 9 has lost to the iPhone X in speed test, even though the smartphone packs one of the best processors and more RAM than any of Apple’s phones.<p>The Galaxy Note 9 was revealed at an event yesterday and has already been scored on Geekbench and a number of other performance …

Galaxy Note

Apple Pay has over 252M users globally, more popular internationally than US

Following a positive outlook on Apple’s earnings call last week, Loup Ventures is out today with an in-depth look at the state of Apple Pay. Currently, Loup Ventures estimates that just 20 percent of global smartphone users rely on their phone as a wallet, but it expects that number to rise to 80 …

Apple Pay