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Meridio‘s Italian-made leather and environmentally-conscious Apple Watch bands now 50% off

Meridio is now offering 50% off all of its Italian leather Watch bands and even deeper deals on a selection of its other accessories. Described as ‘where the strong character of Italian tradition meets cutting-edge technology,‘ Meridio bands are handmade in Italy by an ancient tannery in the Marche and span across a wide range of textured leather treatments, moody colorways, and more. Head below for a closer look at some of Meridio&

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Best Black Friday iPad deals: 10.2-inch iPad from 280, iPad Air starts at 559, more

Black Friday is underway here at 9to5Mac and we‘re already tracking all of the latest deals. This year‘s event is shaping up to include every bit of Apple‘s latest releases, including the new MacBook Air and Pro, Apple Watch, and of course, iPads. Black Friday has become synonymous with Apple‘s tablets, which are expected to be discounted across the board. Below you‘ll find all of this year‘s best iPad deals a

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Best Black Friday Apple Deals: Latest M1-powered MacBooks from 948, AirPods starting at 99, more

Welcome to Black Friday week at 9to5Mac. Throughout Thanksgiving and the following days, we are expecting to see one of the biggest stretches of online deals we‘ve ever seen. Our team at 9to5Toys is working around the clock to bring you all of the best deals on the latest tech, TVs, home goods, fashion, and much more throughout Black Friday week. As always, the major players will be center stage this week, with Amazon, Walmart, Target, Bes

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How to watch the Peanuts Charlie Brown holiday specials this year

The partnership started with an Apple TV+ x Peanuts original last year with Snoopy in Space and now to the frustration of many fans, the beloved Peanuts Charlie Brown holiday specials are now exclusive to Apple TV+ (now PBS too). However, the good news is they‘ll remain free to access. Read on for when and how to watch Peanuts Charlie Brown holiday specials this year. more The post How to watch the Peanuts Charlie Brown holiday specials t

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9to5Mac Happy Hour 305: macOS Big Sur review, redesigned MacBooks, Apple Black Friday

This week Benjamin Mayo and Zac Hall discuss the latest Ming-Chi Kuo rumors of redesigned MacBooks and Apple Watches, our time spent with macOS Big Sur so far, Apple‘s plans for Black Friday, and much more. Sponsored by Roborock:Get the Roborock S6 Pure robot vacuum and mopin black for 359.99(Reg. 599). Sponsored byExpressVPN:Take back your Internet privacy today and get 3 months free with a 1-year package atExpressVPN.com/HappyHour. Spons

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Aqara testing Apple‘s Adaptive Lighting for budget smart lights

Chinese smart home company Aqara has begun a beta test of Apple‘s Adaptive Lighting feature for its budget smart lights. This is an iOS 14 feature, which automatically adjust the color temperature of lighting to the time of day more The post Aqara testing Apple‘s Adaptive Lighting for budget smart lights appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Deadline for TikTok sale slips again; may never happen

The deadline for the TikTok sale ordered by the Trump administration has slipped again. It was earlier extended until November 27, and has now been further extended until December 4 more The post Deadline for TikTok sale slips again; may never happen appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Foxconn moving some iPad production outside China for the first time

Foxconn is reportedly moving some iPad production outside of China for the very first time, according to a supply-chain source. The report says that some iPads will be made in Vietnam, starting in the first half of next year. Apple has long diversified iPhone production across a number of countries, with India increasing in importance as a manufacturing center, but Foxconn has so far only assembled iPads in China more The post Foxconn moving

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Tasks app gets update with new features, macOS version, more

Earlier this year I wrote about Tasks, a new iOS app that let users manage reminders and organize personal and work projects with some really cool features. Tasks was updated today with some important tweaks and also a macOS version for the first time. more The post Tasks app gets update with new features, macOS version, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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ConnectKit is a new app that lets developers integrate App Store Connect with Shortcuts

Developer Josh Holtz today announced a new iOS app called ConnecKit, which promises to be a powerful tool for developers. ConnecKit uses the App Store Connect API keys to let developers integrate Apple‘s platform with the Shortcuts app and also iOS widgets. more The post ConnectKit is a new app that lets developers integrate App Store Connect with Shortcuts appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Roborock‘s Siri-ready S6 Pure robotic vacuum and mop now 240 off for Black Friday

Today we are taking a closer look at the Roborock S6 Pure robotic vacuum and mop, nowavailable in black for 359.99(Reg. 599) for 9to5Mac readers. Designed to offer users a completely customizable cleaning solution, the S6 Pure mops and sweeps on your command via the companion iOS app or just by yelling at Siri. Making use of a wide array of intelligent sensors and a LiDAR navigation system, the Roborock S6 Pure offers up a more intelligent clea

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Five ways to check if apps are optimized for M1 Macs

Now that M1 Macs are available and developers are updating their apps for official M1 support, you might be trying to figure out which of your apps (as well as ones you might want) are optimized for Apple Silicon. Read along for five free ways to check Universal macOS apps. more The post Five ways to check if apps are optimized for M1 Macs appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Rogue Amoeba audio apps are now compatible with new M1 Macs

Rogue Amoeba, the company behind several popular audio apps for Mac, has updated all of its software today with full support for M1 Macs - which includes the new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini. more The post Rogue Amoeba audio apps are now compatible with new M1 Macs appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Best Black Friday Apple Watch deals: Latest Series 6/SE up to 120 off, Series 5 now 250 off, more

Black Friday week is upon us, and the best deals on the latest from Apple are popping up everywhere. There are plenty of discounts to go around on iPads and MacBooks with some of this year‘s best prices. We‘re also seeing a number of Black Friday Apple Watch deals, too. It‘s been a big year for Apple‘s wearable, as the new Series 6 and SE were both introduced to rave reviews. In a rather unlikely move, both are also alrea

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Apple Silicon Macs still to come: Redesigned iMac, new MacBook Pro, and more

The early Apple Silicon Macs are officially available to consumers. The first options include a 13-inch MacBook Pro, the MacBook Air, and the Mac mini, each of which is powered by Apple‘s new M1 processor. There are still new Macs with Apple Silicon to come, and here are all of the details we know right now. more The post Apple Silicon Macs still to come: Redesigned iMac, new MacBook Pro, and more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Stacktrace Podcast 111: ‘Mini reviews, maximum reviews‘

John reviews the M1 Mac mini, and Rambo reviews the iPhone 12 mini. Two ‘mini products‘ that turn out to be not very mini in terms of performance. What‘s it like using an M1 Mac for tasks like iOS development, and does the iPhone 12 mini feel like a proper flagship phone in 2020? Sponsored by Honeybadger:Exception and uptime monitoring for application developers. Tell them 9to5Mac/Stacktracesent you and get30% off for 6 months.

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Best Black Friday Apple Deals: 250 off Apple Watch Series 5, HomeKit lighting from Philips, NanoLeaf, more

Welcome to Black Friday week at 9to5Mac. Throughout Thanksgiving and the following days, we are expecting to see one of the biggest stretches of online deals we‘ve ever seen. Our team at 9to5Toys is working around the clock to bring you all of the best deals on the latest tech, TVs, home goods, fashion, and much more throughout Black Friday week. As always, the major players will be center stage this week, with Amazon, Walmart, Target, Bes

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Widgetsmith updated with new themes and artwork for iOS 14 home screen widgets

Update: Version 2.1 is now available with new widgets and themes. Head below for more. The popular Widgetsmith app received a major update to version 2.0 today. Widgetsmith, which allows you to create custom widgets for your iOS 14 home screen, now includes pre-built themes for your widgets that are fully customizable, an RGB/HEX color chooser, and more. more The post Widgetsmith updated with new themes and artwork for iOS 14 home screen widget

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Online Today at Apple sessions are perfect activities for a virtual classroom

Quarantine life leaves little room for the moments of serendipity that lead to discovery. Online Today at Apple sessions offer a low barrier to entry and a high potential for creative growth. The virtual experiences might just be Apple‘s best gift for educators this holiday session. more The post Online Today at Apple sessions are perfect activities for a virtual classroom appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Tweetbot updated with native support for M1 Macs, new Big Sur icon

The popular Twitter client Tweetbot is now optimized for Apple Silicon and the first M1 Macs. Plus, there‘s a new Tweetbot icon to fit in with the rest of your Big Sur dock. more The post Tweetbot updated with native support for M1 Macs, new Big Sur icon appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Apple is now using TikTok, with influencer videos for iPhone 12 mini

Apple is now using TikTok, more than six months after creating an official account for the company on the short-form video platform. It has apparently commissioned promotional videos from existing TikTok influencers more The post Apple is now using TikTok, with influencer videos for iPhone 12 mini appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Apple highlights HomePod in its annual holiday ad: ‘the magic of mini‘

Apple has shared its annual holiday advertisement today, this year touting the the magic of mini. The ad features the rapper Tierra Whack and includes a focus primarily on Apple‘s new 99 HomePod mini and the 299 full-sized HomePod. more The post Apple highlights HomePod in its annual holiday ad: ‘the magic of mini‘ appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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PSA: Don‘t enable an Apple ID recovery key yet or maybe ever

We explained way back in 2014 why you might want to have an Apple ID recovery key. In those days, it was an extra precaution you could take against getting locked out of your account. Apple abandoned recovery keys when it switched to a smarter two-factor authentication process, before reintroducing them in a new form in iOS 14. However, they now work in a different way. You definitely won‘t want to enable one now, and you may not want to d

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iOS and macOS tips and tricks to assist friends and family during Thanksgiving

It‘s Thanksgiving in the United States, and many of us are getting ready to spend time with family, watch some American football, relax, and get ready to hunt for Black Friday deals ahead of the Christmas shopping season. Even if you aren‘t seeing all of your family this year, you might be spending some time with just a few people, so Thanksgiving ‘tech‘ tune-ups might be in order. more The post iOS and macOS tips and tr

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