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Facebook Launches 'Tuned' Messaging App for Couples

Wednesday April 8, 2020 4:50 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Facebook has quietly released Tuned, a new messaging app designed to provide a "private space" for couples to connect, reports The Information. Designed by NPE, an experimental group within the company that was established last year, the app encourages couples to share messages, notes, cards, voice memos, photos and Spotify songs with each other, thereby creating a "digital scrapbook" of...

'Forza Street' Simulation Racing Game Coming to iOS on May 5

Wednesday April 8, 2020 4:02 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Developers Turn 10 Studios and Microsoft have announced that simulation racing game Forza Street is coming to iPhone and iPad on May 5. Forza Street is a simplified version of the original Forza racing game series for Xbox and PC that emulates the performance and handling characteristics of real-life production, modified, and racing cars. The mobile version will include a story-driven mode...

Apple TV 3 Owners Report Issues Viewing YouTube Content

Wednesday April 8, 2020 3:39 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Google appears to have handicapped its YouTube support for the third-generation Apple TV, based on hundreds of user complaints on Apple’s support forums and in YouTube’s Help Center. Multiple users are reporting problems accessing certain YouTube content such as music videos. When attempting to watch the content, viewers are being met with the message "An error occurred loading this content. ...

Netflix Now Lets You Add a PIN to Your Profile

Tuesday April 7, 2020 3:20 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Netflix today announced the addition of several new parental control options, including a feature that lets parents and others add a PIN to their profile to prevent the profile from being accessed by others. Setting a PIN can be done by opening up the account settings and scrolling down to the Profile and Parental Controls section. From here, users can choose to enable the "Profile Lock"...

Apple Updates Clips App With Trackpad and Mouse Support, New Stickers

Tuesday April 7, 2020 10:38 am PDT by Juli Clover
Apple today updated its Clips app for iPhone and iPad, introducing trackpad and mouse support on devices running iPadOS 13.4 or later as well as a few other improvements and fixes. The update includes a new Duplicate button for creating a copy of a clip with its effects, there's a new springtime poster, and there are new Mickey and Minnie Mouse stickers. Apple has also added new 8-bit...

Pixelmator Photo for iPad Updates With Trackpad Support, Split View, and Machine Learning Color Matching Feature

Tuesday April 7, 2020 6:37 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Pixelmator Photo for iPad today updated to version 1.2, adding Magic Keyboard, trackpad, and mouse support, as well as a few other features. This release comes after the launch of iOS and iPadOS 13.4, which added support for trackpads and mice on ‌iPad‌. According to Pixelmator, the new cursor in iPadOS will allow creatives to work "in a whole new way" inside the Pixelmator Photo app. Next...

Deals: Woot Returns With New Flash Sale on Refurbished iPhones, Starting at $120 for iPhone 7

Tuesday April 7, 2020 5:33 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Woot is back today with a new slate of refurbished iPhones on sale from $119.99. That price is for the 32GB iPhone 7, and you can opt for a 128GB model at $134.99 or 256GB at $159.99. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Woot. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. The iPhone 7 Plus starts at $179.99 for 32GB, ...

Google Fit iOS App Update Switches Focus to Step Goals

Tuesday April 7, 2020 3:26 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Google's fitness tracking app Google Fit is getting a redesign this week that puts the user's step count front and center. The app launched on iOS in April 2019 with an interface oriented around Move Minutes and Heart Points, based on American Heart Association and World Health Organization recommendations for weekly physical activity. These activity data points were visualized with two...

WhatsApp Imposes New Limit on Bulk Message Forwarding to Slow Spread of Misinformation

Tuesday April 7, 2020 2:15 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
WhatsApp today implemented new restrictions on the mass forwarding of messages in an effort to slow the spread of misinformation on the chat platform. The new limits on bulk forwarding mean if a user receives a message that has been forwarded more than five times, they will only be able to send it on to a single chat at a time. The previous limit was five chats at once, which WhatsApp...

Former Apple Engineering Leader Joins Microsoft to Work on HoloLens and Other Hardware

Monday April 6, 2020 4:24 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Rubén Caballero, a hardware engineering executive at Apple who worked with suppliers on modem hardware, has taken on a new role at Microsoft, reports Bloomberg. At Microsoft, Caballero is serving as corporate vice president of engineering and based on his Linkedin profile, he will work on mixed reality hardware such as Microsoft's HoloLens. He is listed as part of Microsoft's Mixed Reality...

Deals: Amazon Discounts Numerous Apple Watch Series 5 Models by $50 (Starting at $349)

Monday April 6, 2020 5:51 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
To start this week, Amazon has introduced a new sale that discounts a handful of Apple Watch Series 5 models to notable low prices. In the sale, prices start at just $349.00 for 40mm GPS models with aluminum cases, and similar $50 off discounts can be found for over a dozen Series 5 models. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may...

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Luna Display Adapter for Converting an iPad or Mac Into a Second Screen

Friday April 3, 2020 11:01 am PDT by Juli Clover
For this week's giveaway, we've once again teamed up with Astro to give MacRumors readers a chance to win a Luna Display adapter that's able to transform an iPad or an extra Mac into a secondary display for a main machine. The tiny Luna Display adapter plugs into your Mac through a USB-C port (newer Macs) or a Mini DisplayPort (older Macs) and then when paired with the Luna Display software, ...

Deals: AirPods Pro Are Available to Ship Today at $234.98 on Amazon

Friday April 3, 2020 9:29 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Apple's AirPods Pro have returned to their low price of $234.98 on Amazon, down from $249.00. At about $14 off, this remains the lowest price we've ever tracked for a brand new model of the AirPods Pro among the major Apple resellers online. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the...

Deals: Refurbished Orbi Mesh Wi-Fi Routers Discounted by Up to 50% at Woot Today Only, Starting at $175

Friday April 3, 2020 8:23 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Woot today began a new flash sale on Netgear Orbi Mesh Routers, offering up to 50 percent discounts on two Orbi systems in refurbished condition. Both routers come with a 90 day warranty from Netgear. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Woot. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. To start, there's the...

Deals: Powerbeats Pro Return to $200 at Multiple Retailers ($50 Off, Lowest Price)

Friday April 3, 2020 6:44 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
New sales on a variety of Beats headphones have appeared this morning, headlined by a return of the lowest-ever price on the Powerbeats Pro at $199.95, down from $249.99. This sale has popped up at numerous retailers today, including Amazon, B&H Photo, Target, and more. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small ...

Apple News Currently Down for Some Users [Updated]

Friday April 3, 2020 3:02 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Apple News appears to be running into problems this morning, with social media chatter indicating the service is down for many users. Apple's System Status page isn't reporting issues with its News service, but launching the iOS app and tapping the Today tab is throwing up a "Feed Unavailable" message for many users. However, other sections of the app do appear to be functioning. MacRumors...

Deals: AirPods With Charging Case on Sale for Low Price of $129.98 ($29 Off)

Thursday April 2, 2020 8:34 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Amazon has returned the 2019 AirPods with Charging Case to a low price of $129.98, down from $159.00. This price is just about $1 away from Amazon's previous lowest-ever price on the AirPods, and the current best deal you'll find online among the major Apple resellers. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small...

Facebook Messenger Launches Standalone Video and Text Chat App for macOS and Windows

Thursday April 2, 2020 7:34 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Facebook today launched a standalone Messenger app for macOS and Windows platforms, allowing users to video and text chat with friends and family from their desktop computer. Along with all of the expected features, Messenger on macOS supports Dark Mode. The Messenger app connects directly to your Facebook account, so you can chat with existing friends without needing an email or phone...