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Companies turning to apps to make it easier to report workplace sexual harrassment

While the #metoo movement has focused attention on the problem of sexual harrassment in the workplace, forcing companies to take the issue more seriously, it can still take courage to file a report more

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WhatsApp founder gives 50M to fund future development of Signal messenger

Signal has announced that WhatsApp c0founder Brian Acton is providing 50M in funding for future development of the secure messaging app more

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New AirPods reportedly coming this year with ‘Hey Siri‘ support, water resistant model in development

Apple is working on a new version of the AirPods truly wireless earbuds for release later this year, featuring a new wireless chip and support for Hey Siri‘ activation, according to a report from Bloomberg today. This is despite the fact the first-generation model continue to be supply constrained on Apple.com, more than a year after release. This would mean users would be able to interact with Siri hands-free, an improvement over the curre

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Apple shares fresh photos of new Vienna, Austria retail store ahead of grand opening Saturday

In a press release this morning, Apple revealed fresh images and details about their brand new retail location on Vienna‘s Krntner Strae. We previously reported that the store is set to open this coming Saturday, February 24th. Apple Krntner Strae marks the company‘s first official presence in Austria. more

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Apple offers look at the development of Portrait Lighting camera feature in new video

Apple this evening has shared a new video offering a look into the development process that led to the creation of the Portrait Lighting feature on iPhone X. The video shows how Apple used the ‘art of portraiture‘ to come up with the technology more

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Study finds early HomePod adoption at 3% as smart speaker market hits 89% satisfaction

Apple‘s HomePod has been available for less than two weeks, but an early survey from Loup Ventures aims to show its penetration into the smart speaker market. According to the survey, HomePod has captured 3 percent of the market in its early days of availability more

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Apple updates Human Interface Guidelines w/ new details & tips for ARKit

Apple today has updated its Human Interface Guidelines for augmented reality to reflect the new features introduced in ARKit 1.5, which comes as part of iOS 11.3. The new guidelines cover things such as support for vertical surfaces, objects that are placed offscreen, and more. more

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Apple files for updated Apple TV trademark potentially hinting at more advanced gaming capabilities

Apple has apparently updated its Apple TV trademark with new conditions related to gaming. Patently Apple reports today that the company filed an updated trademark last Friday to cover gaming use cases, a move that the site calls ‘a significant update that has to be taken seriously.‘ more

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Snapchat officially responds to anti-redesign petition with over 1M signatures

Snapchat today officially responded to a Change.org petition that has accumulated nearly 1.5 million signatures and asks the company revert to the old design of the application. Snapchat‘s response to the petition acknowledges upcoming changes that it hopes will make the design more user-friendly, while also defending some of the controversial changes more

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9to5Toys Last Call: 12-inch MacBook from 800, Blue iCE Podcasting Mic 40, AOC 1080p 21-inch Monitor 80, more

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web bysigning up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on:Twitter,RSS Feed,Facebook,Google+andSafari push notifications. more

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Apple sponsors UK BRIT music awards featuring new Animoji karaoke ad

There is a major Apple Music presence at the BRIT music awards today, with large banners dominating the Apple Music Browse pages for UK users, withan Apple Music playlist listing the performers and winners. Apple is also playing a few commercials during the televised ceremony‘s ad breaks, including the debut of a new Animoji karaoke advert: Panda‘. Watch the new ad after the jump more

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032: New iPad rumors, first HomeKit baby monitor, Alto‘s Odyssey | 9to5Mac Daily

Today we‘ve got details about the latest new iPad rumors, the first HomeKit baby monitor, and new apps including Alto‘s Odyssey and Things 3.4. 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. https://9to5mac.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/9to5mac-daily-02-21-2018.mp3 more

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Apple releases third iOS 11.3 and tvOS 11.3, macOS 10.13.4 public betas

Apple has released the third iOS 11.3 public beta loaded with new features for iPhone and iPad. The third macOS 10.13.4 public beta for Mac and tvOS 11.3 public betas are also available. Apple originally previewed several new features prior to the first developer beta: more

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Be My Eyes for iOS adding Microsoft tech support for blind or impaired customers

The iOS appBe My Eyesannounced that itwill be offering support for blind or impaired customers through Microsoft‘sDisability Answer Desk in the latest release of the app. more

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Apple releases third iOS 11.3 public beta for iPhone and iPad, macOS 10.13.4 public beta for Mac

Apple has released the third iOS 11.3 public beta loaded with new features for iPhone and iPad. The third macOS 10.13.4 public beta for Mac is also available. Apple originally previewed several new features prior to the first developer beta: more

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Apple releases third iOS 11.3 public beta for iPhone and iPad

Apple has released the third iOS 11.3 public beta loaded with new features for iPhone and iPad.Apple originally previewed several new features prior to the first developer beta: more

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watchOS 4.3 beta 3 for Apple Watch developers now available

Apple has released watchOS 4.3 beta 3 for registered developers to test on Apple Watch. We‘ll dig in to the new version and detail changes below. more

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Woman credits FaceTime with saving her life after her sister detected signs of a stroke

Just a week after the Apple Watch aided a mother and son who were involved in a car accident, FaceTime is being credited with helping save a woman‘s life. As reported by the BBC, a woman was on FaceTime with her sister when she suffered from a stroke more

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9to5Toys Lunch Break: 12-inch MacBook from 800, Blue iCE Podcasting Mic 40, AOC 1080p 21-inch Monitor 80, more

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web bysigning up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on:Twitter,RSS Feed,Facebook,Google+andSafari push notifications. more

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Netgear ships first HomeKit baby monitor with app-updated Arlo Baby Camera

Lots of companies promise HomeKit support for existing products then fail to follow through for one reason or another, but Netgear‘s Arlo has proven to be an exception to that trend. After promising HomeKit support for its Arlo Baby Camera line, Netgear has released an app update that makes the baby monitor cameras work with Apple HomeKit. more

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Facebook Messenger now lets you easily turn one-on-one video calls into group calls

Facebook has released an update today to its Messenger platform that makes it easy and seamless to go from a one-on-one audio or video call to a group session. more

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Smart Home Diary: Adding HomePod, smart(ish) heating and Nanoleaf Rhythm

I explained in my first HomePod Diary piece that there was one smart home issue we needed to address: while I‘m happy to use Siri to control everything from my Apple Watch or iPhone, my partner would often find that she wanted to switch lights on or off while her phone was in another room. We‘d partially addressed this with Hue dimmer switches, but wanted more flexibility. Some kind of smart speaker was the obvious solution to this, a

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Final Cut Pro X: Revisiting the Synology NAS, this time with 10GbE

I‘ve used a Synology NAS to store Final Cut Pro X libraries in the past, but the process wasn‘t very straightforward at the time, and performance was never good enough to convince me to use it over the long-term. This was especially true as I started to dabble more in 4K workflows. As we all know, the iMac Pro features built in 10GbE connectivity, which opens up the possibilities when it comes to using a NAS as a Final Cut Pro X stora

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New ‘Angry Birds Champions‘ spin-off for iOS lets players battle for real cash

A new Angry Birds title is out for iOS and it‘s bringing a new take on the franchise. This time around, players will slingshot the well-known birds and compete for real money. more

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