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How to install the watchOS 7 public beta

For the first time ever, Apple is offering a public beta for its latest Apple Watch software. If you want to test out all the new features including sleep tracking, watch face sharing, new watch faces, new workout types, and more, follow along below for how to install the free watchOS 7 public beta. more The post How to install the watchOS 7 public beta appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Apple releases first public beta of watchOS 7 to Apple Watch users

Apple has officially released the the first public beta of watchOS 7 to Apple Watch users today. If you‘re an Apple Watch user who is interested in running the watchOS 7 public beta, you can head to Apple‘s Beta Software Program website to get started. more The post Apple releases first public beta of watchOS 7 to Apple Watch users appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Google Maps coming back to Apple Watch, now supports CarPlay Dashboard

Google today announced two big features for its mapping service on Apple platforms. After removing in 2017, Google Maps is bringing back its Apple Watch app, as well as adding support for CarPlay Dashboard. more The post Google Maps coming back to Apple Watch, now supports CarPlay Dashboard appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Deals: Apple‘s official iPhone 11/Pro/Max cases from 12, HomePod 200, fresh Anker sale, more

Today‘s top deals include official iPhone 11/Pro/Max cases on sale from 12, plus HomePod returns to 200, and Anker‘s Back to School promotion is now live. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more The post Deals: Apple‘s official iPhone 11/Pro/Max cases from 12, HomePod 200, fresh Anker sale, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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9to5Mac Daily: August 10, 2020 iPhone 12 production, iOS gaming

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. Sponsored byCrypto Pro: Cryptocurrency portfolio tracker app. Get one month of Premium with code9TO5MAC. more The post 9to5Mac Daily: August 10, 2020 iPhone 12 production, iOS gaming appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Large filament bulbs and more coming to Philips Hue range

Large filament bulbs with their vintage look are very much in vogue when it comes to home decor, and it seems Philips is getting in on the action with new Hue bulbs coming as early as next month more The post Large filament bulbs and more coming to Philips Hue range appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Apple Store staff t-shirts cited in Chinese forced labor claims

A report today suggests that Apple Store staff t-shirts may have been made by a Chinese company which is believed to have used forced labor in its production. The claims against the garment company have been taken seriously enough for US sanctions to be imposed more The post Apple Store staff t-shirts cited in Chinese forced labor claims appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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PSA: Posting your running achievements online could reveal more than you intend

People half-joke that if you don‘t post the logs from your run or cycle ride, it didn‘t happen. But posting your running achievements on social media could reveal more than you realize more The post PSA: Posting your running achievements online could reveal more than you intend appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Opinion: WeChat threat is Cook‘s greatest Trump challenge yet

A report earlier today cited a potentially huge WeChat threat to the future of the iPhone in China. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is concerned that the Trump administration could force Apple to remove the WeChat app not just from the US App Store, but globally. Kuo warned that this could see a massive 30% reduction in global iPhone sales, and if that sounds hyperbolic, it‘s likely not more The post Opinion: WeChat threat is Cook‘s greatest

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WhatsApp iPad app awaiting proper multi-device support, says leaker

It‘s more than a year since we first heard that an official WhatsApp iPad app was in the works along with a Mac one also but it has so far come to nothing. A new report today may explain this. We explained last time the rather messy situation with Mac and iPad apps more The post WhatsApp iPad app awaiting proper multi-device support, says leaker appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Apple countersues stereo headphone inventor Koss, with interesting twist

Stereo headphone inventor Koss last month sued Apple, alleging infringement of five patents on wireless headphones. The lawsuit targets bothAirPodsandBeats wireless headphones. Apple is now hitting back with a six-point countersuit. Five of the counts ask for a court to rule that Apple has not infringed each of the five patents listed in the original lawsuit, while a sixth one claims that Koss has no right to sue anyway more The post Apple co

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Kuo: WeChat ban could significantly hurt iPhone sales

The Trump executive order banning US companies from having a business relationship with WeChat has many ramifications, and analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is concerned that the hit to iPhone sales will be significant. If the order is implemented in full, it would see WeChat being removed from the App Store worldwide. WeChat is a critically important app for the Chinese market and if it‘s no longer available on iOS, iPhone sales could decline by as mu

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How to upgrade iMac (2020) RAM and save up to 2000 in the process

This past week Apple released what could be the swan song for the current design of the 27-inch iMac. With Apple Silicon-based Macs on the horizon, it‘s possible that we‘ve seen the last of the current iMac‘s design, and with it the end of user-accessible memory that makes it easy to upgrade iMac (2020) RAM. The current 5K iMac design is unique, because it‘s the only Mac machine that Apple sells outside of the 6000 Mac Pr

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Load up on Mac apps with the latest BundleHunt sale, deals from 1

BundleHunt has now launched its biggest app sale ever with deals from1. You‘ll simply need to pay the single dollar unlock fee and from there add your choice of apps from a selection of 54 different titles. This is a great way to save on a substantial number of apps, all of which have been discounted from the regular going rate. So if you‘re headed back to school, load up now and enjoy notable price reductions to maximize your produc

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Logic Pro X 10.5: Drag and Drop export - one-click audio/MIDI region sharing

Today we are taking a closer look at the new Logic Pro X drag and drop export functionality. A trend you may have noticed through our recent exploration of LPX‘s blockbuster new features - Sampler, Step Sequencer, Live Loops, more - is Apple‘s focus on simple drag and drop control over our audio/MIDI. This has also notably extended to the way we can export tracks and regions from our Logic Pro X projects directly into the Finder, ema

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This week‘s top stories: 2020 iMac details, iOS 14 beta changes, Phil Schiller‘s new role, more

In this week‘s top stories: iOS 14 beta 4 released to developers and public beta users, a new iMac, Phil Schiller‘s new role at Apple, and much more. Read on for all of this week‘s biggest news. Read more The post This week‘s top stories: 2020 iMac details, iOS 14 beta changes, Phil Schiller‘s new role, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Apple takes legal action against meal planning service with a pear-shaped logo

Apple is apparently taking legal action against a company called Prepear, which is an app and service that makes it easier for people to meal plan and find new recipes. Apple‘s legal complaint? The pear-shaped logo used by Prepear, seen above, is too similar the Apple logo. more The post Apple takes legal action against meal planning service with a pear-shaped logo appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Review: Roborock S6 MaxV is the complete package for smart vacuums

Robot vacuums have been around for several years, but they‘ve advanced in quality and intelligence quite a bit in recent years. My wife and I tried several lower-cost models years ago, but we weren‘t impressed with their intelligence as they frequently miss items. They were suitable for midweek cleanups, but they weren‘t good enough to get rid of your full-size vacuum cleaner. In the past year, I‘ve added two Robo vacuums

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WSJ: Twitter has held ‘preliminary talks‘ about a potential ‘combination‘ with TikTok

The drama around TikTok‘s fate in the United States continues to evolve. A new report from The Wall Street Journal today says that Twitter has held ‘preliminary talks‘ with TikTok about a potential ‘combination.‘ Despite these talks, Microsoft is still said to be the ‘front-runner‘ to acquire the company. more The post WSJ: Twitter has held ‘preliminary talks‘ about a potential ‘combin

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Hands-on: Incase x BIONIC collection turns recovered ocean plastics into high quality backpacks and cases

Incase and BIONIC have teamed up to bring a new collection of backpacks, MacBook sleeves, and organizers to help combat the 8 million metric tons of plastic that end up in the ocean. 91% of plastic is not recycled and just discarded due to poor recycling practices. For this reason, Incase created its new collection with help from BIONIC, a devoted materials company taking plastics out of the ocean and putting them into products meant for creativ

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Podcast of the Week: Park Predators

Park Predators is a new crime podcast, but it‘s not your typical crime podcast. It‘s shot up the charts on Apple Podcasts, and I‘ve really enjoyed the past few weeks of new episodes. more The post Podcast of the Week: Park Predators appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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WSJ profile of Tim Cook offers new insight into the life and leadership style of the Apple CEO

A new profile from The Wall Street Journal offers an inside look at how Apple has evolved under the leadership of CEO Tim Cook. The report highlights the differences in leadership between Cook and Steve Jobs, including Cook‘s more hands-off approach to product engineering and design. more The post WSJ profile of Tim Cook offers new insight into the life and leadership style of the Apple CEO appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Making The Grade: When should IT departments release iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur for their device inventory?

Most tech communities spend the summer working through the iOS and macOS betas ahead of the fall releases. For something that‘s been happening for the last few years, it feels like fall software releases have been part of our lives for decades. As fun as these updates are for general consumers, they can be a significant source of stress for IT departments. As you work through these beta updates to verify compatibility, you‘ll want to

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Download the new CarPlay wallpapers for your devices right here

In addition to all the new features of iOS 14, the update also includes CarPlay wallpapers for for the first time. We have previously shared the new iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 wallpapers here on 9to5Mac, and now you can also download the CarPlay versions. more The post Download the new CarPlay wallpapers for your devices right here appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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