Verizon to Offer Free Apple TV 4K in 5G Residential Broadband Package

Tuesday August 14, 2018 5:20 pm PDT by
Verizon today announced that it will offer the Apple TV 4K as part of its 5G residential broadband package that's set to launch in four markets this year, including Indianapolis, Houston, Los Angeles, and Sacramento. A free Apple TV 4K will be provided to Verizon 5G broadband customers in lieu of a traditional cable box. Several other cable providers have also been offering the Apple TV 4K as...

Apple's Upcoming Sci-Fi Series From Ronald D. Moore Casts Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman, and Sarah Jones

Tuesday August 14, 2018 4:56 pm PDT by
One of Apple's upcoming television shows is an unnamed sci-fi series from Battlestar Galactica developer Ronald D. Moore, which is currently in the casting stages. According to Variety, several actors and actresses have inked deals to star in the show, which has been described as a series that will explore what would have happened had the global space race never ended. Image via Variety ...

HQ Trivia Expands to Apple TV

Tuesday August 14, 2018 12:53 pm PDT by
Popular iPhone trivia game HQ Trivia has expanded to the Apple TV as of today, the company announced on Twitter. The new Apple TV version of the app allows Apple TV owners to play the twice-daily trivia game on the big screen, which is ideal for playing in a group. Games take place at 3:00 p.m. ET and 9:00 p.m. ET. With HQ Trivia, each game has a prize pot that is distributed to all...

DirecTV Now Rolling Out Support for Many Local ABC, NBC, and CBS Stations Owned by Nexstar

Tuesday August 14, 2018 10:39 am PDT by
Live TV streaming service DirecTV Now this week began expanding support for local stations on its platform, with numerous posts on r/DirecTVNow reporting that local network affiliates for ABC, NBC, and CBS have appeared in cities across the United States. As pointed out by CordCuttersNews, these affiliates are owned and operated by Nexstar Media Group, a television broadcasting company that...

How to Use Secure Code AutoFill in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave

Tuesday August 14, 2018 2:26 am PDT by
Most readers will have at some point received a two-factor authentication code delivered to them by SMS text message. Many apps and websites send the one-time codes to confirm that the person attempting to log in to an account is the legitimate account holder, and not just someone using a stolen password. Depending on how notifications are set up on your iPhone, receiving a code via text...

Apple Hosts Nobel Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai for Talk at Apple Park

Monday August 13, 2018 7:06 pm PDT by
Apple today held an event at its Apple Park campus where Apple CEO Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson, Apple Vice President of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, interviewed and honored Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who spoke to hundreds of young people about her work with the Malala Fund. “If you stand for truth, you cannot lose.” Honored to host @Malala at Apple Park today ...

MacRumors Exclusive: Gear Up for Back-to-School With Twelve South's Cases, Stands, and Chargers

Monday August 13, 2018 12:03 pm PDT by
MacRumors and Twelve South are partnering up for another discount event, this time centering on a collection of nine products that should help students, parents, and teachers gear up for the new school year. In the MacRumors exclusive sale, you'll find 15 percent discounts on Twelve South products like the BookBook Vol. 2, Fermata headphone stand, Curve for MacBook, and more. Note: MacRumors...

Seventh Beta of tvOS 12 Now Available for Registered Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Monday August 13, 2018 11:04 am PDT by
Apple today seeded the seventh beta of a new tvOS 12 operating system to developers for testing purposes, one week after releasing the sixth beta and two months after introducing the new software at the 2018 Worldwide Developers Conference. Designed for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV, the tvOS 12 developer beta can be downloaded onto the Apple TV using a profile that's installed...

Apple Seeds Seventh Beta of New watchOS 5 Operating System to Developers

Monday August 13, 2018 11:03 am PDT by
Apple today seeded the seventh beta of an upcoming watchOS 5 update to developers, one week after releasing the sixth beta and two months after introducing the software at the Worldwide Developers Conference. To get the beta, you'll need the proper configuration profile, which can be obtained through the Apple Developer Center. Once the profile is in place, the watchOS 5 beta can be downloaded ...

Deals: AirPods for $140, BOGO 20% Off iTunes Gift Cards, and New Anker Flash Sale

Monday August 13, 2018 10:35 am PDT by
Costco today kicked off a new "5 Days of Deals" event just for its members, and one of the discounts is for Apple's AirPods. Today only Costco members can purchase the headphones for $139.99, down from $159.99 -- one of the best deals online for a new pair when compared to retailers like Adorama and Best Buy. Free shipping is also available. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of ...

Samsung Introduces 'SmartThings Wi-Fi' Combination Mesh Router and Smart Home Hub

Monday August 13, 2018 10:08 am PDT by
The latest offering for users looking to add mesh networking to their homes has been revealed by Samsung today, called the SmartThings Wi-Fi (via The Verge). The router includes mesh networking technology from Plume, which itself recently revealed its "SuperPod" mesh router along with a $60/year subscription. Samsung's SmartThings Wi-Fi isn't subscription-based, and in addition to the usual...

Spotify Continues Strong Push Into Podcasts With Addition of BBC's Podcast Library

Monday August 13, 2018 6:40 am PDT by
Spotify today announced that listeners across the globe can now tune into the BBC's podcast catalog directly within the Spotify app, including "hundreds of programs across thousands of episodes." In the announcement, the company focuses on podcast listeners in the United Kingdom, but it appears that BBC podcasts on Spotify are also appearing for users in the United States and elsewhere outside of ...

Latest Firefox iOS Update Brings New Dark Mode and Tab Features

Monday August 13, 2018 5:59 am PDT by
Firefox received an update on iOS today that brings a new dark theme and a handful of new tab functions to the popular web browser. For some time now, Mozilla's mobile browser has had a "Night Mode" option, which inverts the colors of web pages except for images and certain other elements, similar to the way Apple's Smart Invert works for the iOS interface. From left to right: Standard ...

How to Send and Receive SMS Messages on iPad and Mac via Text Message Forwarding

Monday August 13, 2018 2:56 am PDT by
Ever since iOS 7, Apple has provided a Text Message Forwarding service that can push SMS messages received through your iPhone's cellular network to your other Apple devices. Using the same network, the forwarding service also allows you to send messages from your iPad or Mac to other phone numbers, even if they don't support Apple's iMessages platform (dumbphones and Android devices, for...

MacRumors Giveaway: Win AirPods Retro From ColorWare

Friday August 10, 2018 12:00 pm PDT by
For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with ColorWare to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a set of custom-painted AirPods that have been designed to look like a classic Macintosh. The AirPods Retro case has been painted a soft beige shade that matches the design of Apple's earliest computers, with gray lines representing faux vents. There's also a rainbow colored button at the back...

Apple Music Launches New Classical Music Section Curated by Deutsche Grammophon, Including Full-Length Operas

Friday August 10, 2018 10:39 am PDT by
Apple Music this week began rolling out a new section in Browse curated by Deutsche Grammophon, known as one of the biggest classical musical labels in the world. In this section, classical music fans will find featured playlists of specific composers, highlighted radio stations, and all-new visual albums stocked with the "full-length performance" of select operas (via Engadget)....

Philips Hue Announces Lineup of New Fixtures and Lights, First Few Launching August 20

Friday August 10, 2018 9:43 am PDT by
Over the summer, a few new and upcoming Philips Hue light fixtures leaked online, including an Outdoor Light Strip and White Ambience Adore Vanity Mirror. This week, the company has announced prices and confirmed an August 20 launch date for most of these products, as well as revealed a collection of new Hue lights. As usual, all of the new Hue lights are compatible with Apple's HomeKit platform. ...

Qualcomm and Taiwanese Regulators Reach Settlement 'Reversing Most' of $773M Fine

Friday August 10, 2018 8:39 am PDT by
Nearly one year after Qualcomm received a $773 million fine by Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission regarding how the company prices smartphone chips and patents, Qualcomm this week reached a settlement agreement with the Taiwanese regulators that "reverses most" of the $773 million fine. In the settlement, Qualcomm will invest $700 million over the next five years to "boost research activities in ...