Juli Clover

Juli is the Managing 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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Testing Belkin's Auto-Tracking Stand Pro With DockKit

Friday February 23, 2024 7:01 am PST by
Belkin recently came out with the Auto-Tracking Stand Pro for capturing video, and while there are several other similar products with video tracking on the market, we thought we'd test Belkin's because it brings something new - support for DockKit. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. DockKit is a feature that provides automated subject tracking technology through the...
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Some iPhone 15 Users Complain of Ongoing Bluetooth Issues

Thursday February 22, 2024 4:37 pm PST by
Some iPhone 15 users have been experiencing ongoing Bluetooth connection issues that have persisted since the new devices launched, based on complaints on the Apple Support Community and the MacRumors forums. Affected customers are having trouble keeping their iPhones connected to older Bluetooth devices such as in-car systems or headphones that rely on the technology. From the MacRumors...
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Spark Mail Gets 'My Writing Style' AI Email Assistant

Thursday February 22, 2024 3:54 pm PST by
Readdle today announced the launch of a new "My Writing Style" artificial intelligence feature created for the Spark email app. Spark already had an option for using AI to write emails in different styles like formal, neutral, and friendly, but the updated AI option is designed to write emails in each user's own voice. According to Readdle, it is able to mirror style, tone, and personality...
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Apple Says Spotify Wants 'Limitless Access' to App Store Tools Without Paying

Thursday February 22, 2024 2:36 pm PST by
Amid rumors that the European Commission will soon fine Apple 500 million euros for breaking EU law over access to streaming music services, Apple today commented on its relationship with Apple Music competitor Spotify and the ongoing complaints that Spotify has made to the EC to attempt to get the App Store rules changed. In a statement to MacRumors, Apple said that Spotify is aiming to get ...
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Chrome for Mac Gains 'Help Me Write' Generative AI Feature

Thursday February 22, 2024 9:00 am PST by
Google today announced the launch of a new "Help me Write" feature that is available for the Chrome browser on both Macs and Windows PCs. It is a tool that is able to help users start writing something, or refine something that's already been written. Help me Write uses the Gemini model that Google announced back in December. At the time, Google said that Gemini was its most capable and...
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Apple Immersive Video Featuring 2023 MLS Playoffs Coming to Vision Pro

Wednesday February 21, 2024 3:55 pm PST by
Apple today announced plans to introduce an Apple Immersive Video that features the best of the 2023 MLS Cup Playoffs. Apple says that this will be the first-ever sports film captured in Apple Immersive Video, and it will be viewable on the Vision Pro headset. According to Apple, the MLS Playoffs were recorded in 8K 3D with a 180-degree field of view and Spatial Audio. Coming soon, all...
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PlayStation Adds Support for Passkeys as Password Alternative

Wednesday February 21, 2024 3:06 pm PST by
PlayStation account owners will soon be able to start using a passkey as an alternative to a password when logging into a PlayStation account on the web, in an app, or on a PlayStation device. Passkey integration is set to be introduced at some point today, and users will be able to log in and authenticate their accounts with Face ID, Touch ID, or a device passcode on an iPhone. Passkeys...
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Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 189 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

Wednesday February 21, 2024 2:19 pm PST by
Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced in March 2016. Apple designed the ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ to test features that may be introduced into future release versions of Safari. ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ 189 includes fixes and updates for CSS, HTML, SVG, Web API, Web Inspector, WebAuthn, WebGL, and WebRTC. The...
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Insight Timer CEO Upset With Apple's Abrupt Enforcement of App Store Rules [Updated]

Wednesday February 21, 2024 1:36 pm PST by
Apple has frustrated another app developer with arbitrary enforcement of its App Store rules, with Insight Timer CEO Christopher Plowman this week taking to LinkedIn and speaking with TechCrunch to complain about a frustrating experience with the ‌App Store‌ review team. Insight Timer is a meditation app that is subscription based. Customers pay $60 per year to access guided meditations, yoga...
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FDA Warns Consumers Not to Use Smart Watches or Rings That Claim to Measure Blood Glucose Levels

Wednesday February 21, 2024 12:44 pm PST by
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not want consumers to purchase or use smart watches or smart rings that claim to measure blood glucose levels using non-invasive methods. In a safety warning shared today, the FDA says that smart devices that claim to check blood sugar without piercing the skin can lead to errors in diabetes management, including taking too much or too...
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Astropad Launches Updated Rock Paper Pencil Kit for Realistic Writing Experience on iPad

Wednesday February 21, 2024 11:00 am PST by
Astropad is launching a new version of the Rock Paper Pencil kit that it came out with last summer, bringing some notable improvements that will allow for a better paper-like writing experience on the iPad. Rock Paper Pencil combines a screen protector and a unique Apple Pencil tip so that writing on the ‌iPad‌ feels like writing on a piece of paper. The new version of Rock Paper Pencil has a...
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Hands-On With the New 'Apple Sports' App

Wednesday February 21, 2024 9:21 am PST by
Apple today released Apple Sports, a brand new app that's designed to be a dedicated hub for sports fans to find real-time statistics, scores, lineup details, live betting odds, and more. This is Apple's first new app in some time, so we thought we'd give it a quick evaluation. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The Apple Sports app has a straightforward design that...
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Duo That Defrauded Apple Out of 5,000 iPhones With Repair Scheme Could Spend Up to 20 Years in Prison

Tuesday February 20, 2024 4:30 pm PST by
Two Maryland residents that tried to defraud Apple out of 5,000 iPhones worth millions of dollars were today found guilty of mail fraud. Chinese nationals Haotian Sun and Pengfei Xue masterminded a scheme to get Apple to exchange genuine iPhones for counterfeit iPhones sent in for repair. Between May 2017 and September 2019, Sun and Xue received shipments of inauthentic iPhones from Hong...
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U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear VirnetX Patent Case, Saving Apple $503 Million

Tuesday February 20, 2024 3:45 pm PST by
The United States Supreme Court today said that it will not hear the VirnetX vs. Apple patent case, putting an end to a 14-year-long legal battle and ultimately saving Apple $502.8 million. As noted by CNBC, with the Supreme Court not weighing in, a March 2023 ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will stand, so Apple will not have to pay the damages that VirnetX won...
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'Masters of the Air' Sees Most Watched Apple TV+ Launch to Date

Tuesday February 20, 2024 3:05 pm PST by
Apple TV+ series Masters of the Air had more viewers in its opening weekend than any other ‌Apple TV+‌ show has had in its first season, Apple told Variety. Apple did not provide details on the exact number of viewers, but the show beat out popular ‌Apple TV+‌ offerings like The Morning Show and Severance. Masters of the Air features the 100th Bomb Group that performed dangerous aviation raids...
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Apple's Upcoming OLED iPad Pro Models Rumored to Be Much Thinner

Tuesday February 20, 2024 1:39 pm PST by
Apple is planning to update the iPad Air and iPad Pro lineups as soon as March, and the new ‌iPad Pro‌ models will be significantly thinner according to dimensions shared by 9to5Mac. Citing sources with knowledge of Apple's plans, the site claims that the larger version will be more than 1mm thinner. The current 12.9-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ measures in at 6.4mm thick, but the new model is said to be 5mm ...
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Apple Acoustics VP Leaves Role, AirPods and HomePod Audio Team Gets New Leadership

Tuesday February 20, 2024 11:52 am PST by
The team responsible for audio at Apple will soon undergo leadership changes due to the departure of longtime acoustics vice president Gary Geaves, reports Bloomberg. Geaves is stepping down from his role, though he will be replaced with "top deputy" Ruchir Davé. Apple's acoustics group has approximately 300 members that have developed audio technology for the AirPods, HomePods, and other...
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iOS 17.4 Lets You See Your iPhone 15 Battery Health at a Glance

Tuesday February 20, 2024 11:26 am PST by
With iOS 17.4, Apple is tweaking how battery health is reported to iPhone 15 users, making it easier for them to understand their battery status at a glance. In the Battery section of the Settings app, the Battery Health listing now has a readout such as "Normal" that is accessible without tapping in to the prior "Battery Health & Charging" section. If you tap on the battery health...
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iOS 17.4 Beta Adds CarPlay Option to Show Upcoming Maneuvers in Instrument Cluster

Tuesday February 20, 2024 10:47 am PST by
The fourth beta of iOS 17.4 that Apple released today adds a new CarPlay feature, according to the notes that Apple provided to developers. In supported ‌CarPlay‌ vehicles, there's now an Apple Maps option to show information about upcoming maneuvers in the instrument cluster. ‌CarPlay‌ users will be able to swap the display type between the main and instrument cluster by tapping on the map...
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Apple Releases Third Beta of visionOS 1.1

Tuesday February 20, 2024 10:14 am PST by
Apple today released the third beta of an upcoming visionOS 1.1 update for developers, allowing them to test new features ahead of the software seeing a public launch. The third beta comes a week after the release of the second beta. The ‌visionOS‌ beta can be downloaded by going to the Settings app on the device and toggling on developer betas. A registered developer account is required, and...