Juli Clover

Juli is a Senior Editor at MacRumors, and has been covering Apple news and rumors since 2010. She oversees MacRumors' guides, roundups, how tos, reviews, and giveaways in addition to covering daily news. Her work is regularly highlighted on Techmeme and cited by tech publications and news sites.

She is a voracious reader, cinephile, gardener, and gamer, and she resides in California with her carnivorous plants. Juli can be reached at juli@macrumors.com or on Twitter.

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iOS 15 Find My Feature

What's New With Find My in iOS 15: Tracking When iPhone is Off, Live Locations, Locate After Erase and More

Friday July 30, 2021 2:24 pm PDT by
Since introducing the unified Find My app, Apple has been working to improve the ‌Find My‌ experience. iOS 15 brings some major new features to ‌Find My‌, including features like live locations and the ability to track an iPhone even after it's been erased or powered off. This guide covers everything that Apple added to the ‌Find My‌ app in ‌iOS 15‌. Live Locations When you track a friend or a...
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'Unicorn Hunters' Show Starring Steve Wozniak and Lance Bass Seeks TV Distribution

Friday July 30, 2021 11:29 am PDT by
"Unicorn Hunters," a YouTube and Facebook show starring Apple-cofounder Steve Wozniak and singer Lance Bass as judges, is aiming to make its way to television, reports Variety. The show aims to find "unicorn" companies, which are startups able to reach a $1 billion valuation. A panel of investors called the "Circle of Money" serve as judges on the show, in a format that's similar to "Shark...
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MacRumors Giveaway: Win an Everyday Briefcase and Magnetic Sleeve for Mac From Harber London

Friday July 30, 2021 11:02 am PDT by
For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Harber London to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win an Everyday Leather Briefcase and a matching Magnetic Envelope Sleeve for either the MacBook or the iPad. Harber London makes a range of attractive, quality leather accessories designed for Apple devices, including multiple bag and briefcase options. The Everyday Briefcase is a sleek,...
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Elon Musk: Apple's App Store Fees Are a 'De Facto Global Tax on the Internet'

Friday July 30, 2021 10:04 am PDT by
Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter today to criticize Apple's App Store fees in a tweet that sides with Epic in the ongoing Epic v. Apple dispute. "Epic is right," wrote Musk, before going on to call Apple's ‌App Store‌ fees a "de facto global tax on the Internet." Musk earlier this week made veiled comments about ‌App Store‌ fees, but today's statement is a much more direct criticism....
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App Store Not Working? You're Not Alone [Update: Fixed]

Thursday July 29, 2021 5:06 pm PDT by
Apple's App Store and iTunes Store are both experiencing outages at the current time, according to Apple's System Status page. The outage started this afternoon, and affected users may see slow ‌App Store‌ performance or may be unable to use the ‌App Store‌ at all. There are numerous reports on social media from users who are seeing ‌App Store‌ issues. It is not clear what caused the outage nor ...
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Apple Pay Promo Offers Discounts for SONIC, HotelTonight, and ParkWhiz

Thursday July 29, 2021 4:30 pm PDT by
Apple today sent out emails letting customers know about the latest Apple Pay promotion, which offers discounts for SONIC, ParkWhiz, and HotelTonight. From now until August 4, customers can get a free SONIC cheeseburger, 10 percent off three parking reservations with ParkWhiz, and 10 percent off hotel reservations with HotelTonight. To get the SONIC deal, customers must be logged into...
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Apple Releases watchOS 7.6.1 With Security Updates

Thursday July 29, 2021 10:30 am PDT by
Apple today released watchOS 7.6.1, a minor update to the watchOS 7 operating system that was released in September 2020. watchOS 7.6.1 comes two weeks after the release of watchOS 7.6, an update that brought ECG capabilities to new regions. ‌‌The watchOS 7.6.1 update‌‌ can be downloaded for free through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the ‌iPhone‌ by going to General > Software ...
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'Playdate' Handheld Game System Now Available for Pre-Order

Thursday July 29, 2021 10:17 am PDT by
Panic, a company known for its range of apps designed for Apple's iPhones, iPads, and Macs, today announced the launch of pre-orders for its Playdate handheld gaming system. Panic had 20,000 Playdate systems available for preorder for shipping in late 2021, but those quickly sold out and orders placed now will ship out in 2022. Priced at $179, the Playdate is a pocket-sized gaming system ...
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Zens Debuts New 4-in-1 Wireless Charger for iPhone 12

Thursday July 29, 2021 12:00 am PDT by
Zens today announced the launch of a new 4-in-1 Magnetic Wireless Charger that's designed to work with Apple's latest iPhone 12 models. The 4-in-1 charger offers a magnetic charging puck that is compatible with the ‌iPhone 12‌. Zens says that it is a 15W magnetic charger, but it's worth noting that third-party chargers that are not using Apple's official MagSafe solution are limited to 7.5W Qi ...
iOS 15 Siri Feature

Everything New With Siri in iOS 15: On-Device Processing, Offline Support, Sharing, Improved Context and More

Wednesday July 28, 2021 2:42 pm PDT by
There are some major improvements to Siri in iOS 15, with Apple introducing features that iPhone users have long asked for. On devices with an A12 chip or later, ‌Siri‌ can do on-device processing and there's support for offline requests. This guide highlights all of the new ‌Siri‌ features that are available in iOS (and iPadOS) 15. On-Device Speech Processing and Personalization Starting in ...
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Many U.S. Apple Retail Stores Again Require Customers to Wear Masks

Wednesday July 28, 2021 12:48 pm PDT by
Customers who visit U.S. Apple Stores will once again be required to wear masks at most retail locations, reports Bloomberg. Apple dropped its mask requirement for vaccinated customers and employees back in June, but earlier this month, Apple began requiring employees in select regions to wear masks and encouraged other employees to do so. Now both customers and employees in areas where...
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Nintendo Discontinuing Dr. Mario World iOS Game

Wednesday July 28, 2021 11:41 am PDT by
Nintendo today announced that it is sunsetting Dr. Mario World for iOS, a game that launched just two years ago. According to Nintendo, service for Dr. Mario World is set to end on Monday, November 1. As of today, diamonds, the game's in-app currency, are no longer available for purchase. Starting on November 1, Nintendo says an end-of-service notification will be displayed and the game will ...
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Apple Says Don't Buy AirTag Replacement Batteries With Bitter Coating

Wednesday July 28, 2021 11:08 am PDT by
Since AirTags were just released earlier this year and are expected to have a year-long battery life, it may be some time yet before AirTag users need a replacement battery, but when the time comes for a refresh, Apple is warning customers not to buy batteries with a bitter coating. ‌AirTags‌ use coin-shaped CR2032 batteries, which happen to be a size that's easy to swallow. Some battery...
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Apple Considering Vaccination Requirement for Employees Returning to Offices

Wednesday July 28, 2021 10:57 am PDT by
Apple has not decided whether or not it will require vaccines for corporate employees that return to work this October, according to CNBC's Josh Lipton. Cook reportedly told Lipton that Apple is primarily focusing on when to have employees return, but the company is "monitoring things daily" to determine whether a vaccination requirement "is the right answer or not." .@tim_cook spoke w/ ...
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Apple Releases New macOS 12 Monterey Public Beta

Wednesday July 28, 2021 10:19 am PDT by
Apple today seeded the third public beta of the macOS 12 Monterey beta to public beta testers, allowing non-developers to test the new macOS Monterey software ahead of its public release. The third beta comes two weeks after Apple released the second ‌macOS Monterey‌ public beta. Public beta testers can download the macOS 12 Monterey update from the Software Update section of the System...
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Apple Releases New Public Betas of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15

Wednesday July 28, 2021 10:16 am PDT by
Apple today seeded the third betas of iOS and iPadOS 15 to public beta testers, allowing non-developers to download and test the new updates ahead of their fall release. The third public betas come two weeks after Apple released the second public betas. Public beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program can download the iOS and ‌iPadOS 15‌ updates over the air after...
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Google Maps Gains Home Screen Widgets on iPhone

Wednesday July 28, 2021 9:40 am PDT by
Google today updated its Google Maps app for the iPhone to add support for widgets that can be added both to the Today View and the Home Screen. There are two separate widget options. The first allows users to check traffic conditions, store opening times, restaurant reviews, and more for a given location, while the second is designed to let users find places that are nearby like...
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Hands-On With Sonnet's DuoModo Modular Desktop Enclosures and eGPU

Wednesday July 28, 2021 8:11 am PDT by
Sonnet in June announced a new DuoModo series of mix and match modular Thunderbolt expansion options both for the desktop and for rack installation, and we thought we'd take a hands-on look at the new offerings for MacRumors readers who are looking to power up their desktops. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. There are three interchangeable expansion modules that are ...
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Tim Cook on Apple Deciding to Manufacture Components: 'We Ask Ourselves If We Can Do Something Better'

Tuesday July 27, 2021 3:04 pm PDT by
During today's earnings call for the third fiscal quarter of 2021 (second calendar quarter), Apple CEO Tim Cook was asked how Apple decides what components to purchase and what components to develop, and Cook said that Apple asks if it can be done better. We ask ourselves if we can do something better. If we can deliver a better product. If we can buy something in the market and it's great...
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Apple Saw Double Digit Growth in iPhone Upgraders and Switchers in Q3 2021

Tuesday July 27, 2021 2:45 pm PDT by
Apple experienced "strong double digit growth" in the number of iPhone users who were upgrading an older device or swapping to an ‌iPhone‌ from an Android device, Apple CEO Tim Cook said during today's earnings call covering the third fiscal quarter of 2021. Cook said that it was the largest upgrade quarter for Q3 ever, and that the iPhone 12 upgrade cycle on the whole was "very strong."...