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 Pay Promo Offers 50% Off Snapfish Purchases

Thursday July 9, 2020 4:19 pm PDT by
Apple's latest Apple Pay promotion provides 50 percent off when purchasing custom photo books, cards, and more from Snapfish with promo code APPLEPAY. The promotion will be available until 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on July 15, 2020, and it is valid in the United States and Canada. ‌Apple Pay‌ must be used in during checkout and purchases must be made through the Snapfish app....

iOS 14 Home Screen Changes: App Library, Widgets, Hiding Apps and More

Thursday July 9, 2020 3:06 pm PDT by
Apple in iOS 14 redesigned the Home Screen for the first time in a long time, introducing an App Library that lets you hide apps, widgets that can be placed among apps, and more. This guide walks through all of the new Home Screen changes from widgets to the App Library, and includes how tos with walkthroughs on using all of the new features. Widgets Widgets have been available in the...

Apple's Worldwide Mac Shipments Up in Q2 2020 Amid Overall PC Market Growth

Thursday July 9, 2020 2:46 pm PDT by
Apple's worldwide Mac shipments were up 5.1 percent during the second quarter of 2020, according to new PC shipping estimates shared this afternoon by Gartner. Gartner's Preliminary Worldwide PC Vendor Unit Shipment Estimates for 2Q20 (Thousands of Units) Apple shipped an estimated 4.4 million Macs in Q2 2020, up from the 4.2 million shipped in Q2 2019, with shipments growing even amid the...

Hands-On With tvOS 14: Picture in Picture, 4K YouTube, HomeKit and More

Thursday July 9, 2020 12:48 pm PDT by
Apple at WWDC introduced a new version of tvOS, the software that's designed to run on the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models. tvOS updates are often more minor in scale than iOS, watchOS, and macOS updates, but tvOS 14 has some useful new features. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Apple in tvOS 13 introduced a Picture in Picture option for the ‌Apple TV‌...

Belkin Launches New Special Edition Boost Wireless Chargers

Thursday July 9, 2020 11:32 am PDT by
Belkin today added to its lineup of wireless chargers with a range of new special Boost Charge wireless charging options. The Boost Charge 3-in-1 Wireless Charger Special Edition, priced at $130, allows the iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods to be charged at the same time. There's an upright charger for the ‌iPhone‌, a charging puck for the ‌Apple Watch‌, and then the ‌AirPods‌ charge right behind the ...

Apple Updates iWork Apps for Mac for iBooks Author Transition, YouTube and Vimeo Embeds [Update: iWork for iOS Apps Updated Too]

Thursday July 9, 2020 11:06 am PDT by
Apple today updated its iWork apps for the Mac to version 10.1, introducing new features for Pages, Keynote, and Numbers. The Pages app now supports importing books from iBooks Author, which Apple discontinued and removed from the App Store on July 1. The update app also allows videos from YouTube and Vimeo to be played right in documents, with release notes below.- Play YouTube and Vimeo...

Apple Seeds First Betas of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 to Public Beta Testers

Thursday July 9, 2020 10:14 am PDT by
Apple today seeded the first public betas of upcoming iOS and iPadOS 14 updates to its public beta testing group, two weeks after first providing the updates to developers after the WWDC keynote and a day after seeding the second developer betas. Public beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program can download the iOS/‌iPadOS‌ 14 updates over the air after installing ...

Apple Seeds GM Betas of iOS and iPadOS 13.6 to Developers for Testing Purposes [Update: Public Beta Available]

Thursday July 9, 2020 10:13 am PDT by
Apple today seeded the final betas of upcoming iOS and iPadOS 13.6 updates to developers, a week and a half after seeding the third betas and over a month after releasing iOS/‌iPadOS‌ 13.5 with Exposure Notification API, Face ID updates, Group FaceTime changes, and more. iOS and ‌iPadOS‌ 13.6 can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center or over the air once the proper developer profile has...

Apple Seeds First Beta of tvOS 14 to Public Beta Testers

Thursday July 9, 2020 10:12 am PDT by
Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming tvOS 14 software update to its public beta testing group, allowing non-developers to try the software ahead of its fall public release. Public beta testers can download the new update by opening up the Settings app on the Apple TV, navigating to the Software Updates section under "System" and then toggling on "Get Public Beta Updates" after...

Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of Upcoming macOS Catalina 10.15.6 Update to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Thursday July 9, 2020 10:11 am PDT by
Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming macOS Catalina 10.15.6 update to developers for testing purposes, a week and a half releasing the third beta and over a month after releasing ‌macOS Catalina‌ 10.15.5 with battery health management features for Macs. The ‌macOS Catalina‌ 10.15.6 beta can be downloaded from the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences after the proper...

Apple Seeds GM Version of watchOS 6.2.8 to Developers

Thursday July 9, 2020 10:10 am PDT by
Apple today seeded the golden master version of an upcoming watchOS 6.2.8 update to developers, a week and a half after releasing the third beta and a over month after releasing the watchOS 6.2.5 update with new Pride Apple Watch faces. watchOS 6.2.8 can be downloaded for free through the dedicated ‌‌‌‌Apple Watch‌‌‌‌ app on the iPhone by going to General > Software Update. To...

Apple Seeds GM Version of tvOS 13.4.8 Update to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Thursday July 9, 2020 10:09 am PDT by
Apple today seeded the golden master version of an upcoming tvOS 13.4.8 update to developers for testing purposes, a week and a half after seeding the third tvOS 13.4.8 beta and more a month after the release of the tvOS 13.4.5 update. The GM version represents the final version of tvOS 13.4.8 that will be released to the public. Designed for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models, ...

Apple's Arm-Based Macs With Apple Silicon Chips Will Support Thunderbolt

Wednesday July 8, 2020 3:14 pm PDT by
Apple is working on Macs that use its custom Apple-designed Apple Silicon chips instead of Intel chips, but Apple has committed to continuing to support Thunderbolt, reports The Verge. In a statement, an Apple spokesperson said that Apple's upcoming machines will offer support for Intel's Thunderbolt USB-C standard. "Over a decade ago, Apple partnered with Intel to design and develop...

Testing Sonnet's Fusion Flex J3i Mount With the Mac Pro

Wednesday July 8, 2020 2:01 pm PDT by
Sonnet earlier this year announced the launch of the Fusion Flex J3i internal drive mount, which is designed to let users add up to three SATA storage drives to the 2019 Mac Pro. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. In our latest YouTube video, we went hands on with the Fusion Flex J3i, hooking it up to our ‌Mac Pro‌ to see how it performs. The Fusion Flex J3i is a...

Apple Launches Back to School Promotion in Europe, Asia, Mexico and the Middle East

Wednesday July 8, 2020 12:44 pm PDT by
Apple today launched its annual Back to School promotion in Mexico, most countries in Europe, some countries in Asia, and the Middle East providing qualifying higher education students and educators with free AirPods when purchasing an eligible Mac or iPad. Second-generation ‌AirPods‌ with a wired charging case (valued at $159) are available when purchasing a new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro,...

Apple Stores Now Offering 'Shop With a Specialist' Appointments

Wednesday July 8, 2020 12:10 pm PDT by
Apple retail stores are now accepting appointments from customers who want to book a time at a local store to make a purchase with the one-on-one help of an Apple specialist, similar to Genius Bar reservations. The continued spread of the coronavirus in the United States and other countries has led Apple to implement safety measures that include limiting the number of people in a store, and...

Apple Shares Inside Look at Upcoming WWII Movie 'Greyhound' With Tom Hanks

Wednesday July 8, 2020 10:58 am PDT by
Apple today shared an "inside look" trailer for upcoming Apple TV+ movie "Greyhound" starring Tom Hanks. The trailer, narrated by Tom Hanks, explains some of the background of the Battle of the Atlantic that the movie explores. "Greyhound" features Tom Hanks as George Krause, a career naval officer given command of Navy destroyer Greyhound during the Battle of the Atlantic. Krause fights his ...

Samsung to Follow Apple and Stop Offering Power Adapters With Smartphones Next Year

Wednesday July 8, 2020 9:56 am PDT by
Samsung does not plan to include chargers in the boxes of some of its smartphones starting in 2021, according to Korean site ETnews (via The Verge). Samsung, like Apple, is planning to nix power adapters because chargers "have become widespread" and it will allow the company to reduce smartphone production costs. Multiple rumors have suggested that Apple plans to stop offering power...

Apple Shares New 'Behind the Mac' Video Featuring James Blake

Wednesday July 8, 2020 9:25 am PDT by
Apple this morning shared a new video in its "Behind the Mac" series, which provides a look into the Apple tools used by musician James Blake to create his work. GRAMMY(R) award winner, James Blake, takes us into his home studio as he works Behind the Mac to put the finishing touches on his latest song, "Are you even real." Editing, looping, pitching, and layering the track in Logic Pro X on...

Apple Pay Could Be Used to Make Payments With QR Codes in the Future

Tuesday July 7, 2020 3:11 pm PDT by
Code in iOS 14 suggests that Apple is working on a feature that would let users make payments with Apple Pay by scanning a QR code or barcode with the iPhone camera. References to the feature were found in the Wallet app by 9to5Mac after updating to the second ‌iOS 14‌ beta that was released today. The feature for scanning a QR code does not work at this time, but it appears users will scan ...