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Apple Music Debuts New 'Interview Series' Podcast Hosted by Zane Lowe

Saturday May 30, 2020 9:11 am PDT by
Apple this week launched a new Apple Music podcast titled "The Zane Lowe Interview Series," featuring iconic artists such as Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, and Kanye West. The series is set to be home to interviews with popular artists, often coinciding with the launch of new albums. Artists will speak "about their lives and the stories behind their songs," in "candid, in depth conversations." ...

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a HyperCube Wireless Charging Station From Ampere

Friday May 29, 2020 11:02 am PDT by
For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Ampere to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a HyperCube Wireless Charging Station, which is a nifty cube-shaped wireless charger that has more than 13 smart features packed into it. The HyperCube, priced at $160, is designed to be an all-in-one bedside charging solution and sleep aid. It has three Qi-based wireless charging surfaces...

Apple Asks LG Display for Urgent Supply of LCD Panels to Meet iPad Demand in Asia

Friday May 29, 2020 5:07 am PDT by
Apple has asked LG Display to urgently supply LCD panels for iPads, following a surge in orders for tablet PCs and laptop monitors in the wake of the global health crisis, reports Business Korea. Apple has recently asked LG Display to supply LCD panels for the iPad fast. LG Display is expected to start supplying them as early as June by operating the production lines at full throttle.Apple...

YouTube Rolls Out 'Chapters' Feature to Mark Specific Content in a Video

Friday May 29, 2020 3:44 am PDT by
YouTube is rolling out a new Chapters feature across mobile and web that should make searching through a video for specific content a lot less annoying. One of the frustrating things about YouTube is having to scrub through long videos and stopping and starting playback to find the content that interests you. Until now, users had to rely on considerate YouTubers adding a list of timestamps...

Deals: Get Apple's Official Silicone and Leather iPhone 11 Cases for as Low as $16 at Verizon

Thursday May 28, 2020 6:36 am PDT by
Verizon this week has a series of ongoing discounts on Apple's official iPhone cases, including Leather and Silicone Cases for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Verizon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. These sales start as low as $16.00 for an...

Deals: Get a Refurbished 12.9-Inch iPad Pro From 2018 (64GB, Wi-Fi) for $730 in Woot's Flash Sale

Thursday May 28, 2020 5:04 am PDT by
Woot is offering the 12.9-inch iPad Pro from 2018 in refurbished condition at $729.99 for the 64GB Wi-Fi model. This model originally ran for a price of $999.00. 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. You can also get the 256GB Wi-Fi 12.9-inch iPad Pro for $839.99, or ...

Heart Analyzer App Gains New Dashboard, Revamped Interface, Dark Mode, and More

Thursday May 28, 2020 2:12 am PDT by
Version 8 of Heart Analyzer has been released, bringing a new dashboard, a revamped interface, a dark mode, and more data to iOS users. Following version 7's big update last year, the developer has spent seven months rewriting much of the app using Apple's SwiftUI framework, and it now has new interfaces throughout, including a refined Apple Watch experience with more precise Infograph...

Apple in Final Talks to Produce Martin Scorsese's 'Killers of the Flower Moon'

Wednesday May 27, 2020 5:25 pm PDT by
Apple is in final talks with Paramount to co-finance and produce "Killers of the Flower Moon," a Martin Scorsese film that has Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro attached, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film will cost upwards of $150 million, a price tag that led the project's backers to look for ways to mitigate its cost. MGM and Netflix were also potentially interested....

Apple Stops Signing iOS 13.4.1 Following Release of iOS 13.5

Wednesday May 27, 2020 1:43 pm PDT by
Following the release of iOS 13.5 on May 20, Apple has stopped signing iOS 13.4.1, which means downgrading to that version of iOS is no longer possible. iOS 13.4.1 was a minor update that addressed a bug that prevented devices running iOS 13.4 from participating in FaceTime calls with devices running iOS 9.3.6 and earlier. Apple routinely stops signing older versions of software updates...

Anker Launches $100 24K Gold-Plated USB-C to Lightning Cable

Wednesday May 27, 2020 12:47 pm PDT by
Anker, a brand normally known for its well-made, affordable accessories for Apple devices, has debuted a new $100 24K gold-plated USB-C to Lightning cable. According to Anker, the cable, which is in the PowerLine+ III family, features a "Special Edition Gold Design" that's "bold yet elegant" with the aforementioned gold-plated cable heads and matching braided gold and black cable. The...

Skullcandy Launches Four New Headphones With Built-In Tile Bluetooth Tracking Support

Wednesday May 27, 2020 7:29 am PDT by
Skullcandy today announced a series of four new wireless headphones that include Tile's Bluetooth tracking technology. The headphones are called the Push Ultra ($99.99), Indy Evo ($79.99), Indy Fuel ($99.99), and Sesh Evo ($59.99). The Push Ultra headphones are one of the more expensive Skullcandy headphones launching today, with 40 hours of battery life, a wireless charging case, IP67 sweat ...

Deals: Woot's Newest Refurbished iPhone Sale Starts at $40 for iPhone 5s

Wednesday May 27, 2020 5:46 am PDT by
Woot's newest refurbished sale has a collection of older iPhone models at a discounted price. This includes the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, and iPhone 5s. The iPhone 5 and 5c were included in the sale, but have already sold out. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Woot. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which...

Facebook Launches 'Catchup' Audio Calling App

Wednesday May 27, 2020 4:10 am PDT by
Facebook is testing a new app that's designed to help friends and families in the U.S. to coordinate phone calls or set up group calls with up to eight people. "Catchup," built by Facebook's internal R&D group, differs from other group chat apps, in that the calls are audio-only, not video, and displays users' status to indicate they're available to talk. Catching up has never been this...

HBO Max Now Available on Apple TV and iOS Devices

Wednesday May 27, 2020 2:42 am PDT by
HBO Max launched today, and is now available on Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad. WarnerMedia's new streaming service, which replaces HBO Now, combines HBO content with shows and films from Warner Bros and Turner TV. The service is available as a native app on the ‌‌Apple TV‌‌ HD and ‌‌Apple TV‌‌ 4K, but second and third-generation ‌‌Apple TV‌‌ owners will need to AirPlay HBO Max content from an...

Quibi for iPhone Gains AirPlay Support for Streaming to the Big Screen

Wednesday May 27, 2020 1:41 am PDT by
Quibi has added AirPlay support, allowing iPhone users to stream content from the short-form mobile video service to Apple TV and AirPlay-compatible smart TVs. Quibi features "movie quality" original shows that are framed to fit phone screens and come in episodes of 10 minutes or less to cater for on-the-go lifestyles. The service first announced it would offer support for streaming...

Deals: Anker's New Flash Sale Has Up to 37% Off Portable Batteries, Lightning Cables, and Wall Chargers

Tuesday May 26, 2020 6:29 am PDT by
Anker today has a new Gold Box deal on Amazon, with 10 discounts across portable batteries, Lightning and USB-C cables, and wall chargers. In total, you can save up to 37 percent off of these accessories, and all of the discounts will expire later tonight. 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 ...

IDC: Huawei Toppled Apple From China's Tablet Market Top Spot in First Quarter

Tuesday May 26, 2020 3:39 am PDT by
Apple lost its top spot to Huawei in the Chinese tablet market in the first quarter of 2020 as the health crisis battered local sales, according to a new report today (via South China Morning Post). China's tablet shipments plunged 30 per cent in the first quarter compared to the same period last year, based on data from research firm IDC. Huawei was the only brand to see positive...

Apollo for Reddit 1.8 Improves Media Viewing, Sharing Options, and More

Monday May 25, 2020 4:28 am PDT by
Former Apple intern Christian Selig has released version 1.8 of Apollo, the popular Reddit client developed with Apple's iOS design guidelines in mind. The latest update focuses on improving the viewing of media. For example GIFs can now be paused and videos play inline with the feed, so users no longer have to tap them in order to see what's going on at a glance. Users can also save and...