Apple

iPad Slow? Learn How to Speed up iPad, Even Older Ones!

If you have an older iPad, you may have noticed that it's not as fast as it used to be and asked yourself, "why is my iPad so slow?" There are lots of different reasons why your iPad may be running more slowly than it did when you first bought it, and luckily there are just as many ways to speed it …

iPhone

14 features in iOS 12 you need to know about

How-To's

7 Reasons NOT to Buy an iPhone from Your Wireless Carrier

- Jul 18, 2018<p>For many in the U.S., the process of getting a new iPhone probably involves going to their carrier and purchasing or leasing one on an …

Wireless

Netflix shows off redesigned TV app with new slide-out navigation menu

Netflix today announced an upcoming overhaul for its TV applications. In a blog post, the company explains that it hopes the new design will make it easier for users to discover content to watch, while the time spent browsing…<p>The streaming giant says that one of the primary goals of the new design …

Apple TV

Here’s how Apple’s new MacBook Pro throttles with Final Cut Pro X exports

It seems like there’s always some controversy surrounding new Apple hardware. These devices are some of the most popular in the world, which means that they’re bound to get closely scrutinized, perhaps more so than any other tech product on earth.<p>With that said, there’s a brewing controversy over …

MacBook Pro

Verizon blocking older iPhone activations, only supporting iPhone 6 and later

Verizon is making a controversial change to its activation process, according to a new report from <i>CNET</i>. Going forward and effective immediately, the carrier says it will no longer activate phones that do not operate on the 4G network with VoLTE capabilities…<p>In a statement, Verizon explains that …

4G LTE

‘It had Apple’s fairy dust sprinkled on it.’

The official trailer for General Magic, the documentary film, was posted on YouTube last week.<p>From the Hollywood Reporter’s Tribeca Film Festival …

Film Festivals

5 Best Bags for Your iPad or Laptop

Whether you are looking a messenger bag for your laptop or iPad that's all professional style or a briefcase or backpack that can transition from work bag to carry-on or hiking accessory, you need a bag that can carry all your essential tech from one activity to another. We've rounded up five great …

iPhone

Apple releases third iOS 12 public beta for iPhone and iPad

Apple has released the third iOS 12 public beta for iPhone and iPad. The new version follows iOS 12 developer beta 4 which was released yesterday. The new version includes more Activity app stickers in Messages, more Memoji customization, and more.<p>The latest version also includes cellular data for …

iOS

2018 MacBook Pro review roundup: blazing fast; True Tone a standout feature

With major new product launches, Apple typically seeds review units to friendly sites ahead of time, with an embargo ensuring that all the reviews land at the same time.<p>With the 2018 MacBook Pro refresh being more of an iterative update, the company hasn’t done that this time around, so we’re …

MacBook Pro

Report of iCloud data on servers belonging to state-owned China Telecom causes concern [U]

<i>Update: It appears the TechCrunch report is based on a misunderstanding. Post updated to reflect our own understanding of the position, including a statement made by Apple to us.</i><p>A reported change to the way iCloud data is stored for Chinese iCloud accounts has raised further concerns about the ease …

Privacy

New Ultra-Durable Glass Poised to Make iPhone Tougher Than Ever

- Jul 18, 2018<p>Corning on Wednesday officially took the wraps off its latest Gorilla Glass 6 product, which could soon end up in Apple’s iPhone …

Gorilla Glass

How to Use AirPlay 2 from Control Center on iPhone

iOS 11.4 finally rolled out the much-anticipated AirPlay 2. This upgraded version of AirPlay allows multiple HomePods to wirelessly connect, sync, and stream content from Apple devices including iPads, iPhones, Apple TVs, and the sixth-generation iPod Touch. AirPlay 2 makes multi-room streaming …

iPhone

Apple removes entire doorbell category from HomeKit accessory list

In the last day or so, Apple has updated its list of HomeKit accessories with some seemingly bad news: all references to HomeKit doorbells have been removed. The page previously featured the August Doorbell Cam as ‘coming soon’.<p>Infamously, August first promised HomeKit support in 2016, and the Ring …

Home Automation

Apple purges 'Doorbell' category from HomeKit accessories page

Apple has quietly removed the entire "Doorbell" category from its roster of current and future HomeKit accessories, suggesting that once-promised …

HomeKit

Apple Ceases Signing iOS 11.4 in Wake of iOS 11.4.1 Release

- Jul 18, 2018<p>Apple has ceased signing iOS 11.4 following the release of iOS 11.4.1 on July 9. This means iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users that …

iOS

How today’s Apple has thrown out its old rulebook

When Steve Jobs came back to Apple in 1997, he didn’t like what he saw, so he set about changing the corporate culture. A decade later, one proof of …

Tim Cook

True Tone on New MacBook Pro Relies on Multi-Channel Ambient Light Sensor With Display Open to Work

Following in the footsteps of the latest iPhone and iPad Pro models, the new MacBook Pro features True Tone technology.<p>True Tone automatically adjusts the white balance of the MacBook Pro display to match the color temperature of the light around you, which, as Apple says, provides a more natural …

MacBook Pro

Apple removes smart doorbells from its list of HomeKit-enabled devices

Apple has removed smart doorbells from its page of HomeKit accessories. There aren't any Wi-Fi buzzers that officially work with Apple's Siri-powered smart home platform right now, but the tech giant announced an upcoming integration with doorbells back at WWDC 2016 when the Home app was first …

Smart Homes

9to5Mac Happy Hour 182: 2018 MacBook Pro upgrade, thermal throttling concerns, macOS Mojave and watchOS 5 changes

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the newly announced 2018 MacBook Pro hardware upgrades, higher RAM and SSD storage upgrades, Apple’s T2 chip in the iMac Pro and MacBook Pro, Hey Siri and True Tone, iFixit’s keyboard discovery, the 6-core i9 thermal throttling issue, the state of HomeKit doorbell …

MacBook Pro

How To Toggle ‘Automatic Downloads’ On or Off on Your iOS Device

- Jul 18, 2018<p>Have you ever bought an image editing program on your iPad, which is great because of its huge screen, and have it also show up on your …

Apps

Phones with facial recognition (roundup)

In addition to using your fingerprint, unlocking your phone with your face isn't exactly new. As far back as 2011, Google included face unlock in its Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS and Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone. The feature, however, was easy to bypass, and since that time phone companies have …

Mobile Technology

Fantastical 2.5 for Mac brings Meetup․com integration, new time proposals, much more

Flexibits is out with a big update to Fantastical for Mac today that includes lots of enhancements to the feature-packed calendar. Fantastical 2.5 brings integration with the event scheduling service Meetup․com, the ability to propose new times for events right from the calendar, and much …

Apps

Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 61 With Bug Fixes and Feature Improvements

Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced over two years ago in March of 2016. Apple designed the Safari Technology Preview to test features that may be introduced into future release versions of Safari.<p>Safari Technology Preview …

Operating Systems

City permits confirm Apple’s plans to restore LA’s historic Tower Theatre

According to a new report from <i>Curbed Los Angeles</i>, Apple’s long-rumored plans to transform the neglected Tower Theatre in downtown Los Angeles have been confirmed by work permits filed with the city’s department of building and safety.<p>While rumors of an Apple retail presence in downtown Los Angeles …

Los Angeles

Apple continues to ramp up testing of its self-driving car technology in California

Apple is continuing to expand its testing of autonomous vehicles. According to new details from macReports, the company now has upwards of 65 autonomous vehicles on the road in California, continuing the gradual increase that has been taking place over recent months…<p>This information comes from …

Autonomous Cars

How to Use Screen Time in iOS 12

Apple in iOS 12 introduced Screen Time, which is designed to provide you with information on how you're using your time on your iPhone and iPad.<p>With Screen Time, you can see how often you pick up your iOS device, which apps you're using, which apps are sending the most notifications, and other …

Apps

Ed Sheeran documentary ‘Songwriter’ to debut exclusively on Apple Music next month

Earlier this year, Apple obtained world rights to the Ed Sheeran documentary “Songwriter.” Now, Sheeran has announced on his Instagram that the film will be available exclusively on Apple Music beginning next month…<p>Sheeran says that “Songwriter” will be available on Apple Music starting August …

Celebrity (UK)

MacTrast Deals: Syncwire UNBREAKcable – This Super Tough Cable is Rated for More Than 30,000 Bends

- Jul 18, 2018<p>The Syncwire UNBREAKcable is a heavy-duty cable that features a tinplate interior, a TPE jacket exterior, and wrapped internal wires to …

IPad Air

9to5Toys Lunch Break: HomePod $309, B&H Mega Mac Sale, Apple Watch Series 3 from $279, more

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by <i>signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter</i>. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications.<p>Listen to the new 9to5Toys Daily Podcast:<p>9to5Toys Lunch Break delivers the best deals every day of the week …

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