Juli Clover

Juli is a Senior Editor at MacRumors, photographer, voracious reader, cinephile, gamer, plant eater, and cat parent. She can be reached at juli@macrumors.com or on Twitter.

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HomeKit Essentials Worth Checking Out

Saturday February 27, 2021 7:05 am PST by
HomeKit was slow to take off after its 2014 launch, but now that it's been around for seven years, there are hundreds of ‌HomeKit‌ products available, ranging from doorbells and speakers to TVs, lights, and cameras. In our latest YouTube video, we rounded up some of our favorite ‌HomeKit‌ products that we find most useful. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. HomePod...
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Apple Requiring Developers to Return DTK Mac Minis by March 31

Friday February 26, 2021 3:57 pm PST by
Apple today sent out emails to developers who are in possession of a Developer Transition Kit, asking them to return the machines by March 31. The Developer Transition Kits are Mac minis with A12Z chips that Apple provided for development purposes ahead of the release of the M1 Macs. Apple in the emails provided developers with shipping instructions, and plans to begin collecting the DTKs...
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Minnesota and Arizona Bills Aim to Let Developers Skirt Apple's In-App Purchase Rules

Friday February 26, 2021 1:54 pm PST by
After North Dakota tried and failed to pass legislation that would have paved the way for third-party App Store options, Minnesota and Arizona have introduced new bills that would loosen Apple's control over ‌App Store‌ developers. A Minnesota bill shared by Star Tribune would force Apple and Google to keep products from Minnesotan developers on their app stores even if those developers sell...
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Review: SwitchEasy's MagDoka and MagStand Add MagSafe Compatibility to iPhone 11 Models

Friday February 26, 2021 1:32 pm PST by
SwitchEasy recently came out with a series of "MagEasy" accessories that are designed to add MagSafe compatibility to older devices or to iPhone 12 cases that aren't equipped with built-in magnets. The MagDoka is a circle-shaped magnetic ring that attaches to an iPhone or an ‌iPhone‌ case using adhesive. At 2mm in thickness, the MagDoka doesn't add a lot of bulk to an ‌iPhone‌, and in my...
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MacRumors Giveaway: Win True Wireless Earbuds With Active Noise Cancellation From Aukey

Friday February 26, 2021 11:00 am PST by
For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Aukey to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a set of Aukey's EP-N7 True Wireless Earbuds, which feature Active Noise Cancellation technology and have a wire-free design. Priced at $65, the True Wireless Earbuds connect to an iPhone or Apple device over Bluetooth and are ideal for those who are looking for a wireless headphone option but...
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Apple's 'Band of Brothers' Followup 'Masters of Air' to Star Austin Butler and Callum Turner

Friday February 26, 2021 10:30 am PST by
Momentum is picking up on "Masters of Air," a followup to "Band of Brothers," that's coming to Apple TV+, reports Deadline. "Masters of Air" is the first series that's coming from Apple's own internal production studio run by ‌Apple TV+‌ heads Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht. Austin Butler and Callum Turner have been cast as the series stars. Austin Butler is currently filming "Elvis," a...
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Apple Training Siri to Better Understand People With Atypical Speech

Thursday February 25, 2021 1:42 pm PST by
Apple is researching how to improve Siri to better understand people who talk with a stutter, according to new details shared by The Wall Street Journal in a piece on how companies train voice assistants to handle atypical speech. Apple has built a bank of 28,000 audio clips from podcasts featuring people who stutter, which could be used to train ‌Siri‌. The data that Apple has collected will...
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Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 121 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

Thursday February 25, 2021 1:32 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 release 121 includes bug fixes and performance improvements for Web Inspector, CSS, GPU Process, Media, Web API,...
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Apple Releases macOS Big Sur 11.2.2 to Prevent MacBooks From Being Damaged by Third-Party Non-Compliant Docks

Thursday February 25, 2021 10:07 am PST by
Apple today released macOS Big Sur 11.2.2, the fourth update to the ‌macOS Big Sur‌ operating system that launched in November. ‌macOS Big Sur‌ 11.2.2 comes two weeks after the release of ‌macOS Big Sur‌ 11.2.1, a bug fix update. The new ‌‌‌‌‌macOS Big Sur‌‌‌‌ 11.2.2‌ update can be downloaded for free on all eligible Macs using the Software Update section of System Preferences....
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Apple Teams Up With Encircle to Develop New Community Resource Centers for LGBTQ+ Youth

Thursday February 25, 2021 6:00 am PST by
Apple today announced that it is teaming up with Encircle LGBTQ+ Family and Youth Center to fund a new "$8 million, 8 Houses" initiative that will allow Encircle to build new community centers that provide support, mental health services, and community to LGBTQ+ youth and their families. Apple is donating $1 million and Apple products like iPads that promote digital connection, creativity,...
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Belkin Designing 'Soundform Connect' Adapter to Add AirPlay 2 to Speakers

Wednesday February 24, 2021 4:11 pm PST by
Belkin appears to be working on a new "Belkin Soundform Connect" adapter that will connect to a standard speaker to add AirPlay 2 capabilities. The adapter was found in FCC filings by Janko Roettgers (via 9to5Mac), and it looks like it will be powered by a USB-C cable and will feature a 3.5mm mini jack port for audio output and Optical Digital Audio. Looks like it will retail for around ...
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Hands-On With Bose's 'Tenor' Audio Sunglasses

Wednesday February 24, 2021 10:13 am PST by
Bluetooth-enabled audio sunglasses have been trending lately, and Bose recently came out with the Frames Tenor, a set of high-end sunglasses that connect to your iPhone over Bluetooth, allowing you to listen to music without needing to bother with headphones. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. We thought we'd check out the $250 Tenor audio sunglasses to see whether...
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Today Marks Steve Jobs' 66th Birthday as MacRumors Turns 21

Wednesday February 24, 2021 6:14 am PST by
Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs was born on February 24, 1955, and if he was still alive, today would mark his 66th birthday. Jobs founded Apple alongside Steve Wozniak in 1976, producing the very first Apple computers, but he also served as CEO during a pivotal period and was largely responsible for the company's wild success with products like the iPhone and the iPod. Under...
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Firefox 86 Gains Total Cookie Protection and Multiple Picture-in-Picture Views

Tuesday February 23, 2021 3:35 pm PST by
Mozilla today released Firefox 86 for Macs, Windows, and Linux machines, introducing a new feature called Total Cookie Protection. Total Cookie Protection is designed to stop cookies from tracking users across the web by introducing a "separate cookie jar for every website." Total Cookie Protection is available as part of Firefox's Enhanced Tracking Protection functionality, and can be...
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Apple Offers Developers Clarification on Some App Privacy Data Reporting Requirements

Tuesday February 23, 2021 2:50 pm PST by
Apple today informed developers that it has introduced additional guidance for App Store privacy labels, a feature that Apple has been requiring for all apps since December. Apple says that rules surrounding data types like email, text messages, and gameplay content have been expanded to make it easier for developers to understand and comply with requirements.Additional details have been...
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Apple Facing Antitrust Probe Over 'Sign in With Apple' and Other Developer Complaints

Tuesday February 23, 2021 2:05 pm PST by
The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating complaints from developers over Apple's "Sign in with Apple" option, reports The Information. Introduced in iOS 13, ‌Sign in with Apple‌ is a privacy-focused login option that lets users opt to sign in to an app with their Apple ID, without the need to create a username or share an email address with developers. Apple requires all App Store...
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Sensibo Air Gains HomeKit Compatibility

Tuesday February 23, 2021 1:51 pm PST by
The Sensibo Air smart air conditioning controller was recently updated with HomeKit support, allowing Sensibo Air owners to access air conditioning controls through the Home app in addition to using Siri commands. Priced at $139, the Sensibo Air is compatible with standalone air conditioning units rather than central air conditioning options. It works with in-window units, introducing smart...
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Apple Now Selling Refurbished M1 MacBook Air Models Priced Starting at $849

Tuesday February 23, 2021 11:48 am PST by
Apple today began offering refurbished versions of the M1 MacBook Air that was first released in November 2020. Pricing on refurbished ‌MacBook Air‌ models starts at $849, which is $150 cheaper than the standard $999 starting price for a new model. Apple has gold, silver, and space gray ‌M1‌ ‌MacBook Air‌ models with an 8-core CPU, 7-core GPU, and 8GB RAM available to purchase, along with one...
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Tim Cook Shares Details on Acquisitions, Future of Mac and More at Shareholders Meeting

Tuesday February 23, 2021 10:44 am PST by
Apple's annual shareholders meeting took place this morning in a virtual format, allowing shareholders to vote on proposals and submit questions to Apple executives. Apple does not typically reveal product info in shareholder meetings, and 2021 was no exception. Much of what was said was a recap of the Q1 earnings results and a reiteration of Apple's policies on privacy, the environment, and...
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Five Mac Apps Worth Checking Out - February 2021

Tuesday February 23, 2021 8:42 am PST by
Apps developed for the Mac don't typically receive as much attention as apps designed for iPhones and iPads, so we've created a series at MacRumors that highlights useful Mac apps worth checking out. This month's picks feature new apps for managing email, organizing calendar events, enhancing productivity, and more. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Shareful...