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Here‘s why 5G speeds are slow in the US and why that could change this year

Last year, if you were just listening to the major US carriers, it seemed like 2020 was the year that impressive 5G coverage with lightning fast speeds was going to arrive for the masses. However, what actually arrived for many was very small pockets of dramatically faster speeds with overall speeds not so different from 4G. A new report from Speedcheck today dives into why the rollout of 5G in the US turned out to be so disappointing and also g

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9to5Mac Daily: March 03, 2021iOS 14.5 beta 3 changes and features

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! more The post 9to5Mac Daily: March 03, 2021iOS 14.5 beta 3 changes and features appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Apple slows down 21.5-inch iMac production as redesigned 24-inch model with Apple Silicon nears

Apple began the transition to Apple Silicon last year with new M1-powered Mac mini, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air models. The company expects a two-year cycle for all their computers to have their own processor, and with some 21.5-inch iMacs not available to buy anymore, it could mean that they are next in line for an upgrade. more The post Apple slows down 21.5-inch iMac production as redesigned 24-inch model with Apple Silicon nears appeared f

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UK increases contactless payment limit, but little Apple Pay impact

The UK has increased the contactless payment limit from 45 (63) to 100 (140). This means that contactless payment cards can now be used for larger purchases. There will, however, be very little impact on Apple Pay purchases more The post UK increases contactless payment limit, but little Apple Pay impact appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Leaked image allegedly shows new Apple Pencil with glossy design

Apple is widely rumored to have new iPad Pros coming as soon as sometime this month. Now, a leaked image claims to show a ‘new Apple Pencil‘ model that could theoretically be released alongside the new iPad Pro models, but details here are sparse. more The post Leaked image allegedly shows new Apple Pencil with glossy design appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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2021 iPad mini reports take an odd twist with sketchy iPad mini Pro rumor

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said last year that we can expect a 2021 iPad mini in the first half of this year, but a sketchy report today gives it a new twist. Some of what is suggested aligns with what we‘ve heard before, but a Korean blog suggests that it will be billed as an iPad mini Pro more The post 2021 iPad mini reports take an odd twist with sketchy iPad mini Pro rumor appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Apple Watch ECG feature set to come to Australia after regulatory approval

Apple launched the ECG feature in 2018 exclusively for the Apple Watch Series 4 and primarily in the US with the FDA approval. Three years after that, some countries got the electrocardiogram app, and Australia is probably the next one to get the feature. more The post Apple Watch ECG feature set to come to Australia after regulatory approval appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Apple may disable Rosetta 2 on M1 Macs in some regions, macOS 11.3 code suggests

Just like the original Rosetta technology, Rosetta 2 lets users run macOS apps from one platform on another - this time translating Intel apps to the ARM architecture of the M1 chips. While I don‘t expect Rosetta to go away anytime soon, Apple may disable it in some regions as macOS 11.3 beta codes suggest just that. more The post Apple may disable Rosetta 2 on M1 Macs in some regions, macOS 11.3 code suggests appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Apple re-enables the option to change default music player for Siri requests with iOS 14.5 beta 3

One of the new features introduced with the iOS 14.5 beta was the ability to change the default music player used for Siri commands, similar to what‘s already available to HomePod users. For some unknown reason, this option was removed from iOS 14.5 beta 2, but Apple has re-enabled it with today‘s release of iOS 14.5 beta 3. more The post Apple re-enables the option to change default music player for Siri requests with iOS 14.5 beta

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iOS 14.5 beta 3 enables new ‘Items‘ tab in Find My to track AirTags and third-party accessories

Apple today released the third iOS 14.5 beta to developers, following two other betas that brought some nice changes for iPhone and iPad users. With today‘s beta release, the company has enabled the new Items tab in the Find My app, which will allow users to track the rumored AirTags and third-party accessories. more The post iOS 14.5 beta 3 enables new Items‘ tab in Find My to track AirTags and third-party accessories appeared firs

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iOS 14.5 beta 3 includes more evidence of Apple Card Family support coming soon

When Apple released the first beta of iOS 14.5 to developers in early February, 9to5Mac reported references to a new Apple Card Family feature that is under development based on internal system code. Now with iOS 14.5 beta 3 Apple has added even more references to the Apple Card Family - suggesting that the feature is coming soon. more The post iOS 14.5 beta 3 includes more evidence of Apple Card Family support coming soon appeared first on 9to

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[Update: Pulled] iOS 14.5 beta 3 now available to developers with Music app changes and more

Update: Apple has pulled the third developer beta of iOS 14.5. It is no longer available from the Developer website. OS 14.5 beta 3 is rolling out to registered developers today, coming two weeks after the release of iOS 14.5 beta 2. iOS 14.5 packs a variety of new features including the ability to unlock your iPhone using Apple Watch. Today‘s release of the third beta makes further refinements to the new features and changes. iOS 14.5

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Australian man takes legal action against Apple after his iPhone X ‘exploded‘ in his pocket

Apple is facing a lawsuit in Australia after an iPhone X user claims the device exploded in his pocket, leading to second-degree burns. As reported by 7 News, the incident occurred in 2019 and the man is now taking legal action after Apple allegedly failed to respond to his inquiries about the problem. more The post Australian man takes legal action against Apple after his iPhone X ‘exploded‘ in his pocket appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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iOS 14.5 beta 3 now available to developers with Music app changes and more

iOS 14.5 beta 3 is rolling out to registered developers today, coming two weeks after the release of iOS 14.5 beta 2. iOS 14.5 packs a variety of new features including the ability to unlock your iPhone using Apple Watch. Today‘s release of the third beta makes further refinements to the new features and changes. iOS 14.5 beta 3 is currently available via Apple‘s Developer web portal. It does not appear to have rolled out over the a

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‘Soro‘ is a new app that adds Shortcuts and Siri support to Sonos smart speakers

If you‘re a Sonos user looking to bring deeper iPhone, iPad, and Siri integration to your smart speakers, Soro is a new iOS app to accomplish just that. The app is designed to give you additional features for controlling your Sonos speakers with Siri and the Shortcuts app. more The post ‘Soro‘ is a new app that adds Shortcuts and Siri support to Sonos smart speakers appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Amazon‘s GameOn app lets you easily create gaming clips, now available on iPhone and iPad

Amazon is expanding its platform for sharing mobile gaming clips, GameOn, to the iPhone and iPad. If you ever want to record short clips from your gameplay, Amazon‘s GameOn app makes it easy. more The post Amazon‘s GameOn app lets you easily create gaming clips, now available on iPhone and iPad appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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9to5Mac BundleHunt sale features over 45 top Mac apps from 1

Today we‘re kicking off a new BundleHunt app sale in partnership with 9to5Mac to bring our readers a selection of deals from just 1. With over 45 titles to choose from, you‘llenjoy lifetime access along with consistent upgrades on each app. Everything has been updated to support macOS Big Sur, making for a great time to score some top-rated picks to elevate your workflow or score some new software for an M1 Mac. Head below for a few

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As Apple AR headset rumors gain traction, Microsoft details the future of its HoloLens platform

As the Microsoft Ignite event kicked off today, the company took time to focus on its AR/VR efforts with the announcement of the Microsoft Mesh platform. The new mixed-reality software will work with the company‘s hardware like the HoloLens 2 and more to offer collaborative virtual experiences and eventually holoportation. All of this comes as Apple could launch its first AR headset as soon as this year. more The post As Apple AR headset

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‘Fantasian‘ is a new Apple Arcade game coming soon from Final Fantasy‘s creator

If you like the Final Fantasy franchise, you‘ll be glad to hear that a new game from Hironobu Sakaguchi is coming exclusively to the Apple Arcade. Fantasian is an RPG set against a backdrop made from over 150 handmade dioramas that blend physical environments and 3D characters. more The post Fantasian‘ is a new Apple Arcade game coming soon from Final Fantasy‘s creator appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Sub 100 Apple TV keeps losing apps without a replacement on the market

The third generation Apple TV streaming media box continues to lose access to its limited collection of apps, and there‘s no replacement product from Apple in the sub 100 part of the market. more The post Sub 100 Apple TV keeps losing apps without a replacement on the market appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Apple seeds developers with macOS 11.3 beta 3

Apple has released macOS 11.3 beta 3 today for developers. The build arrives two weeks after we got11.3 beta 2. macOS 11.3 includes a variety of changes and new features like sorting in the Reminders app, Safari customizations, improved support for stereo HomePods, Autoplay in the Apple Music app, and more. more The post Apple seeds developers with macOS 11.3 beta 3 appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Anker launches new PowerExpand 9-in-2 USB-C Hub for MacBooks [Deal]

Today, Anker is growing its stable of USB-C hubs with a new offering geared solely towards Apple‘s MacBook lineup. Entering as the latest model in the PowerExpand family, the new 9-in-2 USB-C hub arrives with a bevy of ports ranging from USB-A slots for connecting legacy devices to 4K HDMI, USB-C PD, and more. Head below for a closer look at the new Anker PowerExpand USB-C Hub and all of the details on scoring a launch discount. more The

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Apple TV+ gives order to ‘Roar‘ original series, a ‘female-driven anthology‘

Apple TV+ has ordered a new anthology series entitled Roar starring Nicole Kidman, Cynthia Erivo, Merritt Wever, and Alison Brie. Apple announced the new series in a press release this morning. more The post Apple TV+ gives order to Roar‘ original series, a female-driven anthology‘ appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Comment: Apple could acquire Blinkist to bolster an Apple Podcasts+ offering

Apple has two problems with its spoken word ventures. On the audiobook front, Amazon has a near-monopoly with Audible. On the podcast front, they are facing intense competition from Amazon and Spotify. After spending a few weeks with Blinkist, I think it would make an ideal acquisition for Apple. more The post Comment: Apple could acquire Blinkist to bolster an Apple Podcasts+ offering appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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