Steve Levitt

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How to prepare your Mac for MacOS Mojave

Apple will release the latest version of its Mac operating system on Monday, Sept. 24. MacOS Mojave will introduce a number of new features and enhancements to your Mac. Stacks will help you keep a tidy desktop. You'll also get an honest-to-goodness Dark Mode along with an awesome dynamic wallpaper …

App Store

Thousands of Customers Waiting in Line at Apple Retail Stores for iPhone XS, XS Max and Apple Watch Series 4 as Global Launch Continues

iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and Apple Watch Series 4 have started rolling out in Australia and New Zealand where it is after 8:00 a.m. on Friday, September 21, and in other countries, as the launch date approaches, customers are queueing up with the hopes of purchasing one of Apple's new devices.<p>At …

Apple Store

Now you can listen to Audible on your Apple Watch

WatchOS 5 lets you listen to your Audible books without your iPhone<p>The latest Audible update brings the app to your Apple Watch, so you can listen to your audiobooks and podcasts without an iPhone. The new feature takes advantage of watchOS 5, which just rolled out this week to allow third-party …

Apple Watch

How to let Dashlane and 1Password autofill passwords in iOS 12

One fantastic new feature of iOS 2 is that password manager apps can integrate into the built-in password autofill. You know how when you tap a password field in Safari, and it offers to fill the password in from your iCloud Keychain? It’s pretty handy right?<p>Now it can also use passwords form …

iOS

How to (Really) Delete Your iPhone's Built-in Apps

The apps that Apple pre-installs on the iPhone are meant to be helpful. But if you don’t use them, they’re just taking up valuable storage space <i>and</i> a …

Apps

Timing app for macOS updated with improved design, dark mode, Chinese localization, more

Popular time tracking app for macOS, Timing has just received its update for macOS Mojave. The new version includes support for dark mode, which combined with a design overhaul makes the app look great on the new macOS in both light and dark mode.<p>Timing allows users to track how their time is spent …

iOS

Apple Working With Health Canada to Bring Apple Watch Series 4's ECG Functionality to Canadian Market

Apple says it is working with Health Canada to bring the Apple Watch Series 4's all-new ECG functionality to the Canadian market, according to <i>MobileSyrup</i>'s Patrick O'Rourke. No timeframe was specified.<p>This likely means that Apple has submitted an application with Health Canada for clearance to sell …

Apple Watch

Apple Watch Series 4 Unboxing Videos Reveal New Packaging for Aluminum and Stainless Steel Models

A few days after unboxing videos for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max were shared online, some of the same YouTubers have now provided a glimpse into the unboxing experience of the Apple Watch Series 4. Unlike this year's new iPhones, the Apple Watch Series 4's packaging is noticeably different from …

Apple Watch

With Apple iOS 12, iPhones show augmented reality in your web browser. Here’s where you can try it.

For the past year, Apple has let creators add augmented reality features into their applications. Using your camera, your iPhone’s screen will show …

iOS

HomeCam 1.5 Adds Shortcuts to View Live HomeKit Camera Feeds in Siri, Search, and the Shortcuts App

I previously covered HomeCam, a HomeKit utility by indie developer Aaron Pearce, as a superior way to watch live video streams from multiple HomeKit cameras. In addition to a clean design and straightforward approach (your cameras are displayed in a grid), what set HomeCam apart was the ability to …

iOS

Apple monitors your iPhone usage to assign you a ‘trust score’

In an attempt to prevent fraudulent purchases from the iTunes Store, Apple has begun giving each iOS device a “trust score.” Exactly how this is computed isn’t known, but one of the factors is how many phone calls and emails are sent and received by the phone or tablet.<p>Despite the laudable goal of …

iTunes

How to Turn Off Auto-Brightness in iOS 11 and iOS 12

Apple moved the Auto-Brightness setting to the Accessibility menu starting with iOS 11 and continuing in iOS 12.<p>Turn Off Auto-Brightness on iOS 11 …

iOS

iOS 12.1 Public Beta Officially Released with Group FaceTime

Apple on Thursday seeded the first public beta version of iOS 12.1 a couple days after releasing the developer beta counterpart.<p>Currently, there’s …

Beta Testing

Apple Seeds First Beta of iOS 12.1 to Public Beta Testers With Group FaceTime

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming iOS 12.1 update to its public beta testing group, two days after releasing the beta to developers and three days after the launch of iOS 12, a new major version of the iOS software.<p>Beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program will …

iOS

Customers begin lining up at Apple stores for Apple Watch Series 4 & iPhone XS

Ahead of the official release of the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and Apple Watch Series 4 tomorrow, customers have started lining up at Apple stores around the world. Images shared on Instagram and Twitter show queues forming in Australia, Singapore, and other countries.<p>Sylvania HomeKit Light …

Apple Store

Spotify will now let artists directly upload their music to the platform

The beta program is still invite-only<p>Spotify has announced a new beta feature that will allow independent artists to upload their music directly to the platform instead of through a label or digital aggregator. Normally, artists who aren’t signed to a major label (which can directly upload music to …

Universal Music

Instagram may let users start hiding hashtags from posts

There’s no limit to how many hashtags you can use<p>If you want to boost your follower count without having to use an embarrassing amount of hashtags, Instagram is testing a feature that might let you hide hashtags from your captions. Developer Jane Manchun Wong tweeted a screenshot of the new …

Instagram

Apple Played With Fire (and Water, Liquid Metal and Vapor) to Create Apple Watch Series 4 Motion Faces

- Sep 20, 2018<p>One of the most beautiful parts of the Apple Watch Series 4 unveiling last week were the gorgeous new motion watch faces. Considering …

Apple Watch

John Hancock to Require Use of Apple Watch or Other Activity Tracker to Buy Life Insurance

- Sep 20, 2018<p>If you’re looking to buy a life insurance policy from U.S. insurance giant John Hancock you’ll be required to agree to wear an activity …

Apple Watch

Apple Music Adds Android Auto Support, Song Search by Lyrics to Android App

- Sep 20, 2018<p>Apple on Wednesday added Android Auto support and song search by lyrics to the Android version of the Apple Music app. Song search by …

Android Auto

Today’s Best iOS & Mac App Deals: Doom and Destiny, Batman Most Wanted, more

In today’s best iOS and Mac app/game deals, we have notable price drops on KORG Gadget, Doom and Destiny, Batman: Gotham’s Most Wanted, Among the Stars, Rusty Lake Paradise and more. You’ll find a complete list of today’s absolute best apps curated by hand down below:<p>Luxury Book iPhone 7 Plus …

IPhone 7

No more procrastinating! Here's how to set up Activity sharing

You and your friends can motivate each other to get and stay in shape.Before you can take advantage of the watchOS 5 Activity Competition, you'll …

Apple Watch

What to do first when you get your new iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max

Video<p>By<p>The iPhone XS and XS Max will make their way into the hands of excited customers as soon as tomorrow. Before your shiny new device arrives, …

iPhone

First iOS 12.1 public beta with Group FaceTime now available along with tvOS 12.1

Just two days after releasing the first developer beta for iOS 12.1, Apple has now made its public beta of iOS 12.1 available for iPhone and iPad users. The latest beta software comes with a few notable changes.<p>Whoosh! Screen Cleaner<p>After the public release of iOS 12 on Monday, Apple made the first …

iOS

iPhone XS reveals its secrets in first teardown video

The iPhone XS debuts tomorrow, but a video showing this device being disassembled is already available. This not only gives the first look at the internal components but reveals some of the details about this smartphone.<p>Perhaps the most unusual feature of Apple’s new high-end model is the L-shaped …

Apple introduces new data recovery process for Macs with T2 chip

Apple has recently documented a new data recovery process internally for Macs that utilize its T2 chip introduced with the iMac Pro and the 2018 MacBook Pro. The new process for repair staff is being introduced due to the T2 chip’s advanced security features including hardware encryption for SSD …

MacBook Pro

How to Get the Perks of the New iPhone Camera on Your Current Phone

Trust us: You're going to want to download iOS 12 before your next trip.<p>Just a few days ago, Apple announced the latest generation of iPhones: The …

iOS

The cool new AR measuring app Apple released in iOS 12 has some issues with accuracy

Apple’s big iOS 12 update was finally released to the public earlier this week and it truly is a breath of fresh air in so many ways. The company’s …

iOS

KORG’s Gadget music making iOS app comes loaded w/ instruments, now 50% off

KORG Gadget is an all-in-one music making platform for both Mac and iOS. It includes a fantastic collection of software instruments along with its own built-in recording features. We had a chance to go hands-on with the Mac collection and loved every second of it (I still use them regularly to this …

iOS Apps

iPhone XS, XS Max, XR specs: Battery size, RAM details revealed in new filings

The iPhone XS Max has the largest-capacity battery of any iPhone, but the iPhone XR lasts longest.<p>Unlike most Android handset makers, Apple doesn't …

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