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Gmail iPad App Update Adds Support for Split View Multitasking

Tuesday July 7, 2020 2:17 am PDT by
Google has updated its Gmail app for iPad to add long-awaited Split View support, meaning the app can now be used in Apple's multitasking split screen mode alongside another app. Google announced the introduction of Split View support in a blog post, saying the feature is available now to all users. When using an ‌iPad‌, you're now able to multitask with Gmail and other iOS applications....

How to Hide Home Screen App Pages on iPhone in iOS 14

Monday July 6, 2020 12:32 pm PDT by
With so many apps available for iPhone on the App Store, it doesn't take long before you download so many that managing them can start to get a bit tiresome and unwieldy. Having multiple pages of apps extending off the initial Home Screen can be a burden, especially if you like to organize what you can see on the screen into any sort of meaningful order. Fortunately, in iOS 14 and later,...

WhatsApp Stops Processing Requests for User Data From Hong Kong Authorities

Monday July 6, 2020 6:30 am PDT by
WhatsApp has suspended its processing of requests for user data from Hong Kong law enforcement agencies, in response to China's imposition of a new national security law on the city, reports The Wall Street Journal. The company is "pausing" such reviews "pending further assessment of the impact of the National Security Law, including formal human rights due diligence and consultations with...

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Trio Wireless Charging Pad From Satechi

Friday July 3, 2020 11:01 am PDT by
For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Satechi to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Trio Wireless Charging Pad that can wirelessly charge the iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods all at once. Priced at $119, the Trio Wireless Charging Pad has a simple rectangular design that looks clean and organized on a desk, counter, or table top. There's a slight wedge look to the charger,...

Apple Maps Transit Directions Go Live in Iceland

Friday July 3, 2020 2:42 am PDT by
Apple appears to have updated its Maps coverage to add transit directions in Iceland, with a focus on bus routes in and around the capital, Reykjavik. Apple Maps users in the region can now select public transportation routes when getting directions between two locations. Transit directions were first added to ‌Apple Maps‌ in 2015 with the launch of iOS 9. Maps initially only offered...

Influential Wristwatch Website Hodinkee Becomes an Authorized Apple Watch Retailer

Thursday July 2, 2020 8:35 am PDT by
New York City-based watch retailer Hodinkee today announced that it is now an authorized retailer for the Apple Watch. The company has been known as an influential watch review site and recently launched an e-commerce platform, the Hodinkee Shop, where high-end mechanical watches can be purchased. From today, the Hodinkee Shop also includes Apple Watch Series 5 models along with a variety of ‌...

Deals: Nomad's Outlet Sale Has Up to 70% Off Wireless Chargers, Lightning and USB-C Cables, iPhone Cases, and More

Thursday July 2, 2020 6:42 am PDT by
Nomad kicked off an outlet sale today, clearing out previous generation versions of its most popular accessories. This includes discounts on accessories like AirPods cases, wireless chargers, Lightning and USB-C cables, iPhone cases, and more. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Nomad. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the...

YouTube TV Raises Prices From $50/Month to $65/Month

Tuesday June 30, 2020 1:25 pm PDT by
YouTube is increasing the price of its live streaming YouTube TV service yet again, raising the price from $50 per month to $65 per month for new subscribers as of today. Current YouTube TV users will see service prices increase on the next billing cycle after June 30. YouTube TV previously saw a price increase in April 2019 when prices jumped from $40 per month to $50 per month, or $55 when ...

Apple Seeds Third Beta of watchOS 6.2.8 to Developers

Tuesday June 30, 2020 10:02 am PDT by
Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming watchOS 6.2.8 update to developers, three weeks after releasing the second 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 install the new software,...

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

Tuesday June 30, 2020 10:01 am PDT by
Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming tvOS 13.4.8 update to developers for testing purposes, three weeks after seeding the second tvOS 13.4.8 beta and more a month after the release of the tvOS 13.4.5 update. Designed for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models, the tvOS 13.4.8 beta can be downloaded onto the ‌Apple TV‌ through a profile that's installed using Xcode....

Deals: Get Up to 40% Off SanDisk and Western Digital Accessories in Today's Amazon Gold Box

Tuesday June 30, 2020 6:02 am PDT by
SanDisk and Western Digital storage accessories are receiving notable discounts in Amazon's Gold Box today. During this sale, you can save up to 50 percent on memory cards, flash drives, hard drives, portable SSD devices, and more. 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 site running....

Apple Pay Launches in Serbia

Tuesday June 30, 2020 4:12 am PDT by
Apple Pay is launching in Serbia today, according to tipsters who got in touch with MacRumors. ProCredit bank is launching ‌Apple Pay‌ in the country as of June 30, according to Mastercard's Serbian website. Raiffeisen bank is also believed to be coming on board with support for Apple's digital payment method. ‌Apple Pay‌ ProCredit banka Srbija @MastercardRS pic.twitter.com/rWfMAejxuk— ...

Google Photos Stops Backing Up Social Media Folders By Default

Tuesday June 30, 2020 2:45 am PDT by
Google Photos has stopped backing up images and videos from folders created by social media and messaging apps like WhatsApp, Messages, and TikTok (via Android Police). Previously, Google's photo app would automatically upload all media saved to an iOS device, including any files saved in folders originating from social and messaging apps. Google says it's now turning off this aspect of...

How to Downgrade From iOS 14 and iPadOS 14

Monday June 29, 2020 10:55 am PDT by
If you've installed iOS 14 or iPadOS 14 through Apple's developer program or the public beta after it's been released, you may decide you want to downgrade because of issues. Keep reading to learn how it's done. Compared to betas of previous years, ‌iOS 14‌ and ‌iPadOS 14‌ are relatively stable. That said, Apple's beta versions of its major software updates can be notoriously buggy,...

Deals: Apple's 2019 128GB iPod Touch Discounted to $274.99 on Amazon ($24 Off)

Monday June 29, 2020 8:56 am PDT by
Amazon today is discounting Apple's 128GB iPod touch from 2019 to $274.99, down from $299.00. This discount is a match of the previous Amazon low price seen on this model of the iPod touch, and it's only available in the Silver color option. 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: Get the 2018 12.9-Inch iPad Pro for $799 ($200 Off) and Smart Folio Accessory for $30 ($70 Off)

Monday June 29, 2020 7:22 am PDT by
A pair of iPad Pro deals has appeared today on B&H Photo and Verizon, offering low prices for a new tablet and compatible Smart Folio accessory. On B&H Photo, you can get the 12.9-inch iPad Pro from 2018 (64GB Wi-Fi) for $799.00, down from $999.00. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps...

Deals: Apple Watch Series 3 Drops to $169 on Amazon ($30 Off)

Monday June 29, 2020 5:21 am PDT by
Amazon has kicked off the week with a new discount on the Apple Watch Series 3 (38mm, GPS), available for $169.00, down from $199.00. This version of the Apple Watch typically sees discounts to around $179, so Amazon's sale is about $10 below the previous sale price and among the best online right now. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a...

Google Meet to Get Background Blur, Captioning, and Low-Light Mode

Monday June 29, 2020 1:59 am PDT by
Google Meet will soon allow users to add images or a blur effect to backgrounds on video calls, reports 9to5Google. In addition, Google told The Verge that it is working on several other features that should make Meet more competitive against rival videoconferencing platforms like Zoom and Microsoft Teams. These new options include real-time captioning, a low-light mode, hand-raising,...