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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Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of macOS Big Sur to Developers

Tuesday August 4, 2020 1:44 pm PDT by
Apple today seeded the fourth beta of the upcoming macOS Big Sur update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after releasing the third beta and over a month after the new update was unveiled at the Worldwide Developers Conference. The macOS Big Sur beta can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center and once the appropriate profile is installed, subsequent betas will be...

Disney+ Now Has 57.5 Million Paid Subscribers

Tuesday August 4, 2020 1:31 pm PDT by
Disney's streaming television and movie service Disney+ boasts 57.5 million paid subscribers worldwide as of June 27, up three million from the 54.5 million subscribers it had in May 2020. By early 2020, Disney+ had already hit 50 million subscribers, marking impressive growth since it launched in November. When Disney+ launched, Disney estimated that it would see 60 to 90 million...

Apple Maps Gains Look Around in Some Japanese Cities

Tuesday August 4, 2020 1:13 pm PDT by
Look Around, an Apple Maps feature introduced in iOS 13, has today rolled out in some cities in Japan, allowing for a close-up street-level view of various locations and landmarks. Look Around is available in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, and Nagoya. The new feature was noticed by Ata Distance, who also says some areas like Yoyogi Park and Meiji Shrine now feature the ‌Apple Maps‌ 2.0 data with more...

Apple and UCLA Launch Depression and Anxiety Study

Tuesday August 4, 2020 11:38 am PDT by
Apple is teaming up with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to launch a three-year study to understand how sleep, physical activity, heart rate, and daily routine can impact anxiety and depression (via CNBC). Kicking off this week, the study was co-designed by researchers at UCLA and Apple, and it will utilize the iPhone, Apple Watch, and Beddit sleep tracker that Apple owns...

Everything New in iOS 14 Beta 4: Apple TV Widget, Search Improvements, Exposure Notification API and More

Tuesday August 4, 2020 11:14 am PDT by
Apple today released the fourth developer betas of iOS and iPadOS 14 for testing purposes, tweaking and refining some of the features and design changes included in the update. Changes get smaller and less notable as the beta testing period goes on, but there are still some noteworthy new features in the fourth beta, which we've highlighted below. - Apple TV widget - There's a new ‌Apple TV‌...

Apple's Exposure Notification API Now Available in iOS 14 With Fourth Beta Update

Tuesday August 4, 2020 10:41 am PDT by
As of today, the iOS 14 beta supports the Exposure Notification API, which will let ‌iOS 14‌ users download ‌Exposure Notification‌ and COVID tracking apps in countries where those apps are available. ‌Exposure Notification‌ support was added in the fourth beta released this morning, and it is listed as a feature in the update's release notes. ‌Exposure Notification‌ was released as an iOS 13.5...

Apple Seeds Fourth Betas of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 to Developers

Tuesday August 4, 2020 10:11 am PDT by
Apple today seeded the fourth betas of upcoming iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 updates to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after seeding the third betas and more than a month after unveiling the new software at the WWDC keynote. Registered developers can download the betas over the air after installing the proper profile from the Apple Developer Center. ‌iOS 14‌ introduces a redesigned Home ...

Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of tvOS 14 to Developers

Tuesday August 4, 2020 10:10 am PDT by
Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming tvOS 14 update to developers for testing purposes. Designed for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models, the new ‌tvOS 14‌ beta comes two weeks after the release of the third beta. Registered developers can download the new ‌tvOS 14‌ beta onto the ‌Apple TV‌ through a profile that's installed using Apple's Xcode software. ‌tvOS 14‌...

Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of watchOS 7 to Developers [Updated]

Tuesday August 4, 2020 10:09 am PDT by
Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming watchOS 7 beta to developers, two weeks after releasing the third beta and over a month after unveiling ‌watchOS 7‌ at the Worldwide Developers Conference. To install the ‌watchOS 7‌ beta, developers will need to download the proper configuration profile from the Apple Developer Center. Once the profile is in place, the ‌‌watchOS 7‌‌ beta can...

Phil Schiller Moving on to Become 'Apple Fellow,' Greg Joswiak Taking Over as Marketing SVP

Tuesday August 4, 2020 10:07 am PDT by
Apple's Phil Schiller is moving on to become an "Apple Fellow," Apple announced today, while Greg Joswiak will take over as Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. Schiller will continue to lead the App Store and Apple Events, but will no longer be in charge of marketing. Apple CEO Tim Cook said he is "thrilled" that Joswiak will be leading the marketing team, and that his...

Apple Shares Requirements for Default Third-Party Browser and Email Apps With Developers

Monday August 3, 2020 4:28 pm PDT by
Apple in iOS 14 plans to allow users to set a third-party app as the default email or browser app on an iPhone or iPad, replacing the current Apple-made default apps Safari and Mail. Apple hasn't provided many details on the new feature to users, but as noted by MacStories' Federico Vittici, Apple has shared documentation with developers who want their apps to have the option to be set as a...

Apple Explains Why You Might See 'Not Charging' When a Mac is Plugged In

Monday August 3, 2020 1:42 pm PDT by
If you have a Mac and have seen a "Not Charging" warning when plugging it in to power, Apple last week released a support document that explains why. Macs running macOS 10.15.5 or later have a Battery Health Management feature to preserve the life of the battery, and occasionally, the Battery Health Management option will cause the Mac to pause its charging for calibration purposes.Depending ...

Apple Shipped an Estimated 14.3 Million iPads Worldwide in Q2 2020 Amid Surging Tablet Market

Monday August 3, 2020 12:59 pm PDT by
Apple shipped an estimated 14.3 million iPads in the second quarter of 2020, maintaining its position as the number one tablet vendor in the world, according to new data shared today by Canalys. That's up 19.8 percent from the 11.9 million sold in the year-ago quarter. Apple's own earnings for Q2 2020 indicated a major surge in iPad sales as people work and learn from home. Apple does not...

Microsoft to Stop Supporting Office 2016 for Mac in October

Monday August 3, 2020 12:21 pm PDT by
Microsoft's Office 2016 for Mac is set to reach its end of support date on October 13, 2020, and after that date, connecting to Office 365 services using the Office 2016 for Mac software will no longer be supported. Microsoft shared the detail in a support document from July highlighting which versions of Office will be supported for connecting to Office 365 services in the future.Connecting ...

Apple Signs First Look TV and Movie Deal With Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way Production Company

Monday August 3, 2020 11:16 am PDT by
Apple has inked a first look deal with Appian Way Productions, a film and television production company founded by actor Leonardo DiCaprio, reports Deadline. The multi-year deal will allow Apple the first opportunity to pick up new TV and movie projects produced by Appian Way. Apple is already working with Appian Way on "Shining Girls," a metaphysical thriller starring Elisabeth Moss....

Apple Encourages Developers to Use iOS 14's New App Attest API to Protect Against Security Threats

Monday August 3, 2020 9:56 am PDT by
Apple in iOS 14 added a new App Attest API to the DeviceCheck feature that helps keep iOS apps secure. Apple today sent out a reminder to developers, letting them know about the new API. App Attest is designed to reduce fraudulent app use, generating a cryptographic key on a device to verify app integrity before the server provides access, which will help cut down on hacked apps and apps...

Google Launches Pixel 4a, a $349 iPhone SE Competitor

Monday August 3, 2020 9:44 am PDT by
Google today announced the launch of its latest smartphone, the Pixel 4a, which has a $349 price tag and is designed to compete with lower-cost devices like Apple's $399 iPhone SE. The Pixel 4a features a 5.81-inch display that's all screen, with a small front-facing pinhole camera at the top left, a square-shaped camera bump at the rear, and fingerprint biometrics on the back. Design...

Apple Card Deferred Payment Program Extended Through August

Saturday August 1, 2020 1:21 pm PDT by
Apple has again extended its Apple Card COVID-19 Customer Assistance Program by a month, which will allow cardholders who apply for aid to defer their August payments without incurring interest charges. Enrolling in the program can be done by opening up the Wallet app on the iPhone or iPad, tapping on ‌Apple Card‌, tapping on the black circle with three dots, tapping on the message bubble, and ...

Apple Acquired Mobeewave, a Startup That Lets Smartphones Accept Payments Using NFC

Friday July 31, 2020 5:57 pm PDT by
Apple has purchased payments startup Mobeewave, which created a system that lets shoppers tap a credit card or smartphone on another phone to process a payment. The functionality could allow iPhones to be used as payment terminals with no additional hardware required. According to Bloomberg, Apple purchased the startup for approximately $100 million. Mobeewave's technology works with NFC,...

What's New in iOS 14 Maps: Cycling Directions, Guides, Refine Location and More

Friday July 31, 2020 2:00 pm PDT by
Apple often adds new features to its built-in apps with each iOS update, and iOS 14 is no exception. Many apps have important new features, including Apple Maps, which gains cycling directions, EV routes, guides, and more. This guide highlights all of the new features that Apple has added to the Maps app in the iOS and iPadOS 14 updates. Cycling Directions Maps in ‌iOS 14‌ offers cycling...