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Facebook launches experimental Tuned iOS chat app for couples

Facebook‘s New Product Experimentation (NPE) Team has released its newest app today for iOS. Named Tuned the app is aimed at offering space where you and your significant other can just be yourselves. more The post Facebook launches experimental Tuned iOS chat app for couples appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Apple‘s Clips video creation app updated with iPad cursor support, new stickers, much more

In addition to the release of iOS 13.4.1 today, Apple has also updated its creative Clips application. Today‘s update brings the app to version 2.1.1 and includes cursor support for iPad, new editing features, and more. more The post Apple‘s Clips video creation app updated with iPad cursor support, new stickers, much more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Apple has no plans to phase out its successful Beats hardware brand

Six years ago Apple dropped 3 billion on its largest acquisition ever to acquire Beats Electronics. Music mogul Jimmy Iovine and hip-hop legend Dr. Dre built the consumer electronics brand into a household name, and Beats-branded headphones were flying off the shelves. Apple could tell. It sold Beats headphones and speakers in Apple Stores so the success of Beats was no secret. Beats also had a months-old streaming music service that Apple used

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Apple releases iOS 13.4.1 and iPadOS 13.4.1 with FaceTime and Bluetooth bug fixes, more

Apple is releasing iOS 13.4.1 and iPadOS 13.4.1 to the public today. These updates follow the public release of iOS 13.4 last month and focus on bug fixes, performance improvements, and security enhancements. more The post Apple releases iOS 13.4.1 and iPadOS 13.4.1 with FaceTime and Bluetooth bug fixes, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Book calls Apple‘s IS&T group ‘a Game of Thrones nightmare‘

A new book out today calledAlways Day One takes a look at the inner workings of the tech giants and what they do to stay on top. Of particular note when it comes to Apple, the book interviewed several former employees from the company‘s IST group who described it as a Game of Thrones nightmare and that there‘s a Cold War going on everyday. more The post Book calls Apple‘s IST group a Game of Thrones nightmare‘ appeared f

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Concept shows how Apple could implement a ‘Main Menu‘ for iPadOS apps

We have recently shared some great concepts that show how the next version of iOS might look - with some of them based on leaked details from the iOS 14 code. Now, designer Alexander Kaessner has created a concept that imagines a new Main Menu that could be used by all apps on iPadOS to offer similar options to what already exists on macOS. more The post Concept shows how Apple could implement a Main Menu‘ for iPadOS apps appeared first o

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Apple publishes new details for its Face Shield designed to help health workers avoid coronavirus

As Tim Cook announced over the weekend, Apple has designed and is shipping a custom Face Shield to medical workers on the frontlines of COVID-19. Now, Apple has shared a support document with more details on the Face Shield. more The post Apple publishes new details for its Face Shield designed to help health workers avoid coronavirus appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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iPhone deals start at 120 for today only, plus take 300 off 16-inch MacBook Pro, more

Today‘s best deals include a new iPhone sale at Woot from 120, plus you can take 300 off the 16-inch MacBook Pro, and Retina 4K iMacs are discounted again. Hit the jump for all that and more. more The post iPhone deals start at 120 for today only, plus take 300 off 16-inch MacBook Pro, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Apple Maps emphasizes food delivery, hospitals, and pharmacies during COVID-19 pandemic

Apple Maps has made slight adjustments to better promote things like food delivery and medical services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Apple‘s adjustments follow similar changes made by Google Maps, though Apple does not go as far in its efforts. more The post Apple Maps emphasizes food delivery, hospitals, and pharmacies during COVID-19 pandemic appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Opinion: The coronavirus outbreak could have some beneficial long-term effects

I should start by making it absolutely clear that I am of course not suggesting in this piece that the coronavirus outbreak was a good thing. It was a terrible thing. Many have died, many more have suffered extremely unpleasant illnesses, many have lost loved ones. If I could wave a magic wand and erase it from history, I‘d do that in a heartbeat. Nor am I suggesting that there is any equivalence between the terrible harm done and the poss

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9to5Mac Daily: April 07, 2020 iPhone 12 Pro leaks, NextVR acquisition

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple‘s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Enjoy the podcast?:Shop Apple at Amazon to support 9to5Mac Daily! https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/04/9to5Mac-Daily-04-07-2020.mp3 more The post 9to5Mac Daily: April 07, 2020 iPhone 12 Pro lea

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Cosmicast is a universal new podcast player that brings back the skeuomorphic design of iOS

I still remember listening to podcasts on my first iPhone - the iPhone 3G - and being amused by the realistic-looking tape deck user interface that showed up while a podcast was playing. Shortly after, Apple started moving to what people used to call ‘flat UI. For some, it meant iOS was losing some of its charm, while for others it was considered a welcome evolution. If you‘re one of those people who miss the old skeuomorphic design

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Smartwatches helping to monitor the coronavirus spread; Apple Watch limited

Smartwatches are now being used to help monitor the spread of the coronavirus in Germany, though the role the Apple Watch can play in this is limited more The post Smartwatches helping to monitor the coronavirus spread; Apple Watch limited appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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[Update: Open beta signups live] iTunes-connected Movies Anywhere to let customers loan out content to friends

Movies Anywhere is a great free service that brings together your digital movies purchased on different services - including iTunes - into one place. Today the company has announced that a new feature called Screen Pass is launching in its beta program to let users loan out a few movies per month to friends and family. more The post [Update: Open beta signups live] iTunes-connected Movies Anywhere to let customers loan out content to friends ap

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Facebook removing 5G coronavirus conspiracy theories; opens coronavirus survey

We noted yesterday that bizarre 5G coronavirus conspiracy theories were leading to mobile phone masts being set alight, and Facebook has now said that it is acting in response. The social network says that it is now removing posts claiming a link between the rollout of 5G service and the spread of the coronavirus more The post Facebook removing 5G coronavirus conspiracy theories; opens coronavirus survey appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Pixelmator Photo for iPad adds trackpad support, Split View, Match Colors feature

Following an update to their premier desktop app last week, Pixelmator are today updating Pixelmator Photo with a handful of new features. This includes supporting the new pointer and cursor features of iPadOS, compatible with Magic Trackpad and external mice, and ready for the launch of the Magic Keyboard accessory for iPad Pro. more The post Pixelmator Photo for iPad adds trackpad support, Split View, Match Colors feature appeared first on 9t

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China expected to be first smartphone market to recover from coronavirus hit

China appears to be on track to be the first country to recover from the coronavirus outbreak, and a new report today suggests that its smartphone market may likewise be the first to pick up. Earnings reports, share prices, and analyst reports all give cause for optimism, suggests the piece more The post China expected to be first smartphone market to recover from coronavirus hit appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Apple movie complete collection sale, 5 iconic films, more from 1

Apple‘s latest movie sale includes the complete Harry Pottery collection, and a5 film promotion highlighting the anniversary of varies titles. You‘ll also find this week‘s1 HD rental and more down below. Hit the jump for all of our top picks. more The post Apple movie complete collection sale, 5 iconic films, more from 1 appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Edison Mail announces new OnMail email service aimed to eliminate clutter

Edison Mail has just announced a new venture for their company. Currently, they make an email app for iOS and macOS. This summer, they are branching out into something that you don‘t see from most email application developers: an actual email service. Email services are something that most app developers don‘t attempt because Google, Microsoft, and Apple all offer free services that work very well. But Edison thinks they can offer so

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Parents able to FaceTime babies in neonatal ICU during coronavirus crisis

Parents are able to FaceTime their babies in neonatal intensive care units after hospitals were forced to ban physical visits over coronavirus fears. The iPad-based arrangement has been set up at hospitals in both the US and Europe as they enact measures designed to limit the spread of the virus more The post Parents able to FaceTime babies in neonatal ICU during coronavirus crisis appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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WhatsApp coronavirus hoaxes prompt tighter limits on forwarding messages

The increasing number of WhatsApp coronavirus hoax messages has prompted the company to clamp down further on the mindless forwarding of messages more The post WhatsApp coronavirus hoaxes prompt tighter limits on forwarding messages appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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After Mac and iPad, Company of Heroes iPhone app coming ‘later this year‘

After versions for Mac and iPad, Feral Interactive has announced that a Company of Heroes iPhone app is coming later this year.‘ The critically-acclaimed game was first released for Windows back in 2006, came to the Mac in 2012 and then to the iPad a couple of months ago more The post After Mac and iPad, Company of Heroes iPhone app coming later this year‘ appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Image reportedly shows iPhone 12 design with smaller notch and iOS 14 home screen widgets

As a continuation of a purported leak of what the iPhone 12 camera bump will look like, the same Twitter source has now shared a larger image that shows the supposed front of the iPhone 12 as well. What appears to be shown is a new design iPhone 12 with a notch that is less wide than the current iPhone 11 series. The outlined graphic shows a stylized representation of the home screen, as if this image was meant to be used in an instructional man

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Concept imagines what home screen widgets could look like with iOS 14

Over the weekend, 9to5Mac reported that Apple is developing ‘real widgets on the iPhone and iPad home screen for the first time‘ in iOS 14. Now, a new concept created by Parker Ortolani imagines what that could like for iPhone users. more The post Concept imagines what home screen widgets could look like with iOS 14 appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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