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iPadOS 15 Features Widgets Anywhere on Home Screen and App Library

Monday June 7, 2021 10:59 am PDT by
Apple today announced iPadOS 15, which introduces the ability to place widgets anywhere on the Home Screen and includes an App Library, a feature first introduced in iOS 14. Widgets can be pinned in different sizes on any page of the Home Screen, providing useful information to users at a glance. Widgets on iPad also get a new larger format to make better use of the device's larger screen. ...
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Redesigned Apple Maps Expanding to Spain and Portugal Today, Italy and Australia Later This Year

Monday June 7, 2021 10:49 am PDT by
Apple today announced that an expansion of the company's more detailed Apple Maps app will be expanding to Spain and Portugal today, followed by Italy and Australia later this year. The revamped Maps app features richer landscape details such as roads, parking lots, parks, buildings, airports, and more. Apple uses its own vehicles equipped with LiDAR sensors and cameras to obtain mapping...
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Apple Announces Apple Podcasts Subscriptions

Tuesday April 20, 2021 10:18 am PDT by
Apple today announced Apple Podcasts Subscriptions, allowing users to unlock additional podcast benefits such as ad-free listening, access to additional content, and early or exclusive access to new series. Apple says that users will be able to enjoy a range of premium subscriptions from NPR, the Los Angeles Times, Sony Music Entertainment, and more. Listeners will also be able to access...
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Apple Partners With Restaurants to Offer Free Pizza in Celebration of 'Servant' Season 2 Finale

Friday March 19, 2021 10:07 pm PDT by
Apple is partnering with two Los Angeles-based restaurants this weekend to offer free pizza in celebration of the second-season finale of the Apple TV+ show "Servant." The promotion pays homage to "Cheezus Crust," a fictional pizza delivery business in the show. Those in Los Angeles can order the free pizza from either Gjelina or Milo & Olive through Grubhub, with the offer lasting through...
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Jailbreak Tool 'unc0ver' 6.0.0 Released With iOS 14.3 Compatibility

Sunday February 28, 2021 8:26 am PST by
The team behind the "unc0ver" jailbreaking tool for iOS has released version 6.0.0 of its software, which can allegedly be used to jailbreak any device running iOS 11.0 through iOS 14.3 using a kernel vulnerability. The unc0ver website describes how the tool has been extensively tested across a range of iOS devices running various software versions, including an iPhone 12 Pro Max running iOS ...
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Apple's Heart Month Activity Challenge Requires 60 Minutes of Exercise on Valentine's Day

Saturday February 13, 2021 9:15 pm PST by
Today only, Apple Watch owners can complete a new Apple Watch activity challenge in celebration of Heart Month, which is aimed at promoting cardiovascular health. The challenge, which is listed in the Fitness app on the iPhone, tasks users with earning 60 minutes on their Exercise ring. Show your heart some love. Get this award by earning 60 minutes on your Exercise ring this Valentine's...
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Apple Pays $25+ Million for Worldwide Rights to Upcoming Film 'CODA'

Saturday January 30, 2021 12:03 pm PST by
Apple has paid over $25 million for the rights to upcoming movie "CODA," setting a new Sundance Film Festival acquisition record, reports Deadline. Directed and written by Siân Heder, "CODA" stars actress Emilia Jones as Ruby, the only hearing individual in her deaf family. As her high school years come to an end, Ruby is torn between staying at home to help family or heading off to college ...
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Microsoft Touts Surface Pro 7 as 'The Better Choice' Over MacBook Pro in New Ad

Saturday January 23, 2021 10:02 am PST by
Microsoft yesterday shared a new ad on YouTube titled "Microsoft Surface Pro 7: The Better Choice," in which the company compares its tablet computer to Apple's 13-inch M1 MacBook Pro, as spotted by MSPoweruser. The ad highlights the Surface Pro 7's touchscreen and included stylus as opposed to only a "little bar" (the Touch Bar) on the MacBook Pro. Other advantages of the Surface Pro 7...
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Apple and Hyundai to Sign Apple Car Deal by March With Production Beginning in 2024

Sunday January 10, 2021 10:22 am PST by
Apple and Hyundai will reach a partnership agreement for the upcoming Apple Car by March, according to a new report shared by Reuters, citing Korea IT News. Before being revised, the Korea IT News report said that the companies may either manufacture the electric vehicles at a Georgia factory owned by Kia Motors, a Hyundai Motor Group affiliate, or invest in a new facility in the United...
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Adobe Officially Ends Flash Support, Recommends Uninstalling Immediately

Saturday January 2, 2021 3:33 pm PST by
Adobe in 2017 announced plans to end support for its Flash browser plug-in at the end of 2020. Now that it's officially 2021, support for the software has ended, and Adobe will begin blocking content from running in Flash Player beginning on January 12. Flash's elimination should not heavily impact users because many popular browsers have already moved away from the format. Additionally,...
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AirPods Max Begin Shipping to Customers Ahead of December 15 Launch

Sunday December 13, 2020 3:29 pm PST by
Apple last week announced the AirPods Max, the first Apple-branded over-ear headphones. Now, AirPods Max preorders are beginning to ship to customers around the world ahead of the December 15 launch date. Although several orders for the headphones are still in the "Processing" or "Preparing to Ship" stages, one MacRumors reader has shared a screenshot of an AirPods Max order marked as...
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Hands-On Video Compares Unreleased Samsung Galaxy S21+ With iPhone 12 Pro

Sunday December 13, 2020 4:42 am PST by
Samsung's Galaxy S21 smartphone lineup is set to be released in 2021, and a new video shared on YouTube compares an alleged Samsung Galaxy S21+ with an iPhone 12 Pro. The back of the iPhone 12 Pro features precision-milled matte glass, while the back of the alleged Galaxy S21+ seems to be constructed from a plastic-like material. Additionally, the three distinct cameras of the Galaxy S21+...
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Apple CFO Luca Maestri and Jony Ive Reportedly Candidates for Ferrari CEO Position

Saturday December 12, 2020 6:27 pm PST by
Apple Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri and former Chief Design Officer Jony Ive are reportedly candidates to be Ferrari's next CEO, reports Reuters, citing Italian media. Former Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri departed the company last week citing personal reasons, and potential successors have since emerged, among those reportedly being Maestri and Ive. Additionally, former Vodafone CEO...
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Waze Integration With CarPlay Dashboard Goes Live

Sunday December 6, 2020 2:29 pm PST by
After a period of beta testing, Waze is now able to directly integrate with Apple CarPlay's multiscreen dashboard, as noted by users of the navigation app on the MacRumors forums. In addition to CarPlay Dashboard support, the update appears to introduce in-app lane guidance for the first time. @9to5mac @MacRumors @waze Waze dashboard is here!!!!! pic.twitter.com/gvuaaTSJRG— Camilo Díaz ...
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App Store Best of 2020 Winners Begin Receiving Physical Award

Saturday December 5, 2020 9:21 am PST by
Apple this week announced its App Store Best of 2020 winners, recognizing 15 apps released over the course of the year. For the first time, winners are now receiving a physical award, and some developers have begun sharing their respective awards over the past few days. Image via Flexibits Fantastical developer Flexibits, Genshin Impact, and Share the Meal have all provided photos of their...
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Apple Silicon M1 Emulating x86 is Still Faster Than Every Other Mac in Single Core Benchmark

Sunday November 15, 2020 1:30 pm PST by
The first native benchmarks of Apple's M1 chip appeared on the Geekbench site last week showing impressive native performance. Today, new benchmarks have begun showing up for the ‌M1‌ chip emulating x86 under Rosetta 2. Single Core Mac benchmarks The new Rosetta 2 Geekbench results uploaded show that the ‌M1‌ chip running on a MacBook Air with 8GB of RAM has single-core and multi-core scores of ...
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Apple Begins Issuing Monthly Credits to Apple TV+ Subscribers Through January

Saturday November 14, 2020 6:50 pm PST by
Apple TV+ subscribers who have paid for an annual or monthly plan have begun receiving emails from Apple letting them know that they'll be credited $4.99 for each month subscribed through January 2021. The amount varies based on ‌Apple TV+‌ pricing in other countries, including $5.99 per month in Canada and $7.99 per month in Australia. The credit will be applied to a subscriber's Apple ID and ...
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Reliable Leaker Says Apple Plans to Introduce 'Christmas Surprise'

Saturday November 14, 2020 4:07 pm PST by
Apple is planning to introduce a "Christmas surprise" next month, according to reliable leaker L0vetodream. In a usual enigmatic tweet, L0vetodream says that Apple's "surprise" will be "good for winter." It remains to be seen at the current time as to what the tweet may be referring to. You'll get a Christmas surprise from Apple(PS:Winter exclusive、good for winter)— 有没有搞措 (@L0vetodream) N ...
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MagSafe Duo Charger Showcased in New Hands-On Video

Saturday November 7, 2020 12:15 pm PST by
Apple last month introduced the MagSafe Duo Charger, which features a foldable design with a built-in MagSafe Charger and Apple Watch charging puck. A new video recently shared on Instagram goes hands-on with the accessory. View this post on Instagram Apple’s MagSafe Charger Duo will soon be available for $129. I prefer to buy AirPower once that will be released. What ...
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Apple Shares New 'Dark Universe' Experimental Video Shot on iPhone 12 Pro

Sunday October 25, 2020 11:21 am PDT by
Apple today shared a new video on its YouTube channel that features footage shot on the iPhone 12 Pro. Apple says the two-minute video pushes the ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌'s new Dolby Vision and low-light capabilities to the limit as an attempt to "capture darkness itself." The video is also accompanied by a behind the scenes look at how it was made. Watch other Shot on iPhone videos here....