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Mac Rumors
May 21, 2019

Seven Safari Tricks on iOS You Might Not Know
Safari on iOS has a surprising number of hidden tricks, letting you manipulate tabs, conduct page-specific searches, and more, and not all of these features are immediately obvious due to the gestures involved.




Mac Rumors
May 21, 2019

Transit Riders in Portland Now Able to Add Hop Fastpass to Apple's Wallet App
As of today, transit users in the Portland-Vancouver area are able to use their iPhones and Apple Watches to ride the TriMet, C-Tran, and Portland Streetcar, according to the Portland Tribune.

Mac Rumors
May 21, 2019

Apple Named Cannes Lions' 2019 Creative Marketer of the Year
Cannes Lions today announced that Apple has been named the Creative Marketer of the Year, marking the first time the Cupertino company has won the award.

Mac Rumors
May 21, 2019

Apple's Online Store Now Offering New 4K 23.7-Inch LG UltraFine Display
The Apple online store and Apple retail stores in the United States are now offering a new 4K 23.7-inch LG UltraFine Display, which replaces the previously available 4K and 5K displays from LG.

Mac Rumors
May 21, 2019

Apple Debuts New 8-Core MacBook Pro With Updated Keyboard
Apple today announced the surprise launch of a new 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro models, which are the fastest Mac notebooks ever at the top of the line. The updated machines feature Intel's 8th and 9th-generation processors, with high-end models featuring eight cores for the first time.

Mac Rumors
May 21, 2019

Apple Launches New Backlight Service Program for 2016 13-Inch MacBook Pro Display to Address 'Flexgate' Issues
Alongside the launch of new MacBook Pro models, Apple today introduced a new Backlight Service Program for the 13-inch MacBook Pro.

Mac Rumors
May 21, 2019

2018 and Newer MacBook Pro and MacBook Air Now Eligible for Apple's Keyboard Service Program
Apple today extended its Keyboard Service Program to all MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro models equipped with any generation of its butterfly mechanism keyboard, not long after apologizing over the issues.

Mac Rumors
May 21, 2019

Apple Said to Have Made 'Serious Bid' of ~$240 Per Share to Acquire Tesla Around 2013
It has long been rumored that Apple plans to compete in the electric vehicle market in some capacity, ranging from supplying other automakers with underlying technologies to developing its own vehicle entirely, and new information suggests that Apple may have been eyeing a major acquisition to boost its efforts.

Mac Rumors
May 21, 2019

Vizio's 2019 Smart TVs Now Available With AirPlay 2 and HomeKit Support Coming This Summer
Vizio today announced that its 2019 smart TV models with forthcoming AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support are now available at various retailers in the United States, including Amazon, Best Buy, Costco, Sam's Club, Target, and Walmart.

Mac Rumors
May 21, 2019

Deals: $50 iTunes Gift Cards for $42.50, $10 4K iTunes Movies, Up to $500 Off 2017 iMacs, and More
There are quite a few deals happening today that could save shoppers some money on iTunes credit, Apple's Smart Battery Case for the iPhone XR, and previous generation Retina iMacs. All of these discounts can be seen below, and our readers should also remember to check out an exclusive Anker sale we have going on this week only, with discounts on high-quality battery packs and Bluetooth speakers.

Mac Rumors
May 21, 2019

Apple Highlights 'Great Feedback' Received From Hundreds of Apple News Publishers
While the highlight of last week's iOS 12.3 release was a revamped TV app with a new "Channels" feature, the release notes also mentioned a minor change to the Apple News interface that did not receive as much attention.

Mac Rumors
May 21, 2019

Health Canada Gives Green Light to ECG App on Apple Watch
Health Canada has cleared the ECG app and irregular heart rhythm notifications on the Apple Watch Series 4, suggesting that both features will make their much-anticipated debut in Canada in the near future.

Mac Rumors
May 21, 2019

Tado Launches Smart AC Controller With HomeKit Support
Smart home company Tado has announced an updated version of its Smart AC Controller that includes Apple HomeKit support out of the box.

Mac Rumors
May 21, 2019

Apple Sued by 'Over the Rainbow' Composer for Alleged Piracy
Apple and other tech firms are being sued for piracy by the estate of composer Harold Arlen for offering unauthorized copies of his songs, reports the BBC. Arlen's son, Sam Arlen, says he has found more than 6,000 unauthorized copies of his father's songs on Apple, Google, Amazon and Microsoft's services.

Mac Rumors
May 21, 2019

Apple Sued by Estate of 'Over the Rainbow' Composer for Alleged Piracy
Apple and other tech firms are being sued for piracy by the estate of composer Harold Arlen for offering unauthorized copies of his songs, reports the BBC. Arlen's son, Sam Arlen, says he has found more than 6,000 unauthorized copies of his father's songs on Apple, Google, Amazon and Microsoft's services.

Mac Rumors
May 21, 2019

Apple Pay Launches in Hungary and Luxembourg
Apple Pay officially launched in Hungary and Luxembourg today, enabling bank card holders there to use Apple's mobile payment system for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch wherever they see the contactless logo.

Mac Rumors
May 20, 2019

Australia's National Australia Bank Now Accepts Apple Pay
National Australia Bank (NAB) today announced support for Apple Pay, allowing NAB customers with a Visa Card to make purchases using the Apple Pay payments service.
— NAB (@NAB) May 20, 2019

Mac Rumors
May 20, 2019

Contact Info for Millions of Instagram Influencers, Celebrities, and Brand Accounts Leaked Online
A database that contained contact information for millions of Instagram influencers, celebrities, and brand accounts was recently leaked online, reports TechCrunch.

Mac Rumors
May 20, 2019

U.S. Justice Department 'Leaning Against' Approving T-Mobile/Sprint Merger
The United States Justice Department is "leaning against" approving the merger between T-Mobile and Sprint, reports Bloomberg.

Mac Rumors
May 20, 2019

Google Launches New $999 Glass AR Headset for Enterprise Customers
Google today announced the launch of a new enterprise-focused Google Glass headset, the Glass Enterprise Edition 2.

Mac Rumors
May 20, 2019

MacRumors Exclusive: Save Up to 40% on Anker's Bluetooth Speakers, Headphones, and Portable Batteries
MacRumors readers have a chance to save on a collection of Anker accessories this week, thanks to our latest exclusive sale with the popular accessory maker. This time around our sale includes up to 40 percent off Bluetooth speakers, wireless headphones, and portable battery packs.

Mac Rumors
May 20, 2019

New HyperJuice USB-C Battery Pack Offers 130W of Power and 27,000mAh Capacity
Hyper today announced the launch of its new HyperJuice 130W Dual USB-C Battery Pack, which is now available for purchase following a successful crowdfunding campaign.

Mac Rumors
May 20, 2019

Microsoft Launches First Microsoft Edge Preview Builds for Mac Users
Microsoft today announced the launch of a preview or canary build of its Microsoft Edge browser designed for the macOS operating system.

Mac Rumors
May 20, 2019

Apple Seeds Second Beta of iOS 12.4 to Developers
Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming iOS 12.4 update to developers, almost one week after seeding the first iOS 12.4 beta, and two weeks after releasing iOS 12.3, a major update that introduced a revamped TV app.

Mac Rumors
May 20, 2019

Apple Seeds Second Beta of iOS 12.4 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]
Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming iOS 12.4 update to developers, almost one week after seeding the first iOS 12.4 beta, and two weeks after releasing iOS 12.3, a major update that introduced a revamped TV app. The second beta of iOS 12.4 is also available for public beta testers.

Mac Rumors
May 20, 2019

Pandora Launches New Desktop App for Mac
Pandora today launched a new desktop app for Mac, aimed at all Pandora listeners across both its free and paid tiers. Similar to its mobile apps, Pandora for Mac allows for full access to Pandora without needing to open a web browser.

Mac Rumors
May 20, 2019

Apple Stores Quietly Carrying New LG 23.7-Inch UltraFine Display
Over the past few months, supplies of the LG UltraFine 4K and 5K displays have dried up at Apple's retail and online stores, leading to speculation on the future of Apple-approved displays beyond a rumored ultra high-end 6K display perhaps coming alongside a revamped Mac Pro later this year.

Mac Rumors
May 20, 2019

Some Apple Watch Series 3 Repairs Can Now Qualify for Series 4 Replacement
Apple has informed its retail staff that it will substitute some Apple Watch Series 3 repairs with the Apple Watch Series 4, due to low inventory on the older model. The announcement was spotted by an internal memo delivered to staff and Authorized Service Providers, seen by 9to5Mac.

Mac Rumors
May 20, 2019

Proposed T-Mobile and Sprint Merger Gains Support From FCC Chairman Ajit Pai
United States Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said this week that he would recommend approval of the merger between T-Mobile and Sprint (via Bloomberg). The news comes after T-Mobile and Sprint announced changes to their $26.5 billion merger agreement, including the sale of the prepaid brand Boost Mobile, a three-year buildout of their 5G network, and a pledge not to raise prices while the network is being built.

Mac Rumors
May 20, 2019

Google and Other Suppliers Begin Cutting Off Huawei Following U.S. Trade Ban
Last week, president Donald Trump signed an order to restrict Huawei Technologies from selling its equipment in the United States in an attempt to curb Huawei's access to U.S. markets. This included placing Huawei on a blacklist that could forbid it from doing business with American companies.

Mac Rumors
May 20, 2019

Toshiba Planning to Buy Back Memory Unit Shares Purchased Last Year by Apple and Others
Last June, Toshiba completed the sale of its memory chip unit to a global consortium of companies led by Bain Capital and including Apple, Dell, Kingston, and Seagate Technology. Today, The Wall Street Journal reported that Toshiba is now set to buy back these shares under a refinancing plan.

Mac Rumors
May 20, 2019

New 'Friends of Hue' Partner Lutron Debuts New Smart Bulb Aurora Dimmer
Lutron, a new "Friends of Hue" partner, today announced the launch of the Aurora Smart Bulb Dimmer, a Hue accessory that's designed to be placed over a traditional toggle light switch to prevent it from being turned off and accidentally disabling Hue smart bulbs.

Mac Rumors
May 19, 2019

iOS 13: Everything We Know So Far
iOS 13 is expected to be announced at WWDC in just a few weeks. The leaks so far have suggested a number of new features: dark mode, iPad tweaks, new gestures, speed improvements, Live Photo improvements and a whole lot more. Read our full roundup for the latest rumors about iOS 13.

Mac Rumors
May 17, 2019

Powerbeats Pro Water Resistance Test: Find Out What Happens if You Drop Apple's Newest Earbuds in the Toilet
Apple's new Powerbeats Pro earbuds feature a "reinforced design" for improved "sweat and water resistance" along with an official IPX4 water resistance rating, which means they should be able to hold up to a good amount of moisture.

Mac Rumors
May 17, 2019

Hands-on With Boss Audio's Latest CarPlay Receiver (With Exclusive Deal for MacRumors Readers)
A couple of months ago, Boss Audio debuted its latest aftermarket CarPlay receiver, the BVCP9685A, offering a relatively low-cost way to add wired CarPlay (and Android Auto) to your existing vehicle.

Mac Rumors
May 17, 2019

Some 2018 Lexus Vehicles Eligible for $199 Software Update to Add CarPlay Support
Lexus recently announced that it is bringing CarPlay to some older vehicles, following the launch of CarPlay in new 2019 Lexus vehicles last September.

Mac Rumors
May 17, 2019

Apple Park Decorated With Rainbow Colors in Celebration of Steve Jobs and Formal Opening of Campus
Apple Park is decorated with the colors of Apple's classic rainbow logo today in celebration of the formal opening of Apple's new headquarters, and as a tribute to its late co-founder Steve Jobs, who helped conceptualize the spaceship-like design of the main building on the campus prior to his death.

Mac Rumors
May 17, 2019

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Luna Display Adapter That Turns Your iPad Into a Second Screen for Your Mac
For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Astropad to give MacRumors readers a chance to win a Luna Display adapter, a useful dongle that turns your iPad into a second screen for your Mac.

Mac Rumors
May 17, 2019

Google Pixel 4 Leaks Suggest Punch-Hole Selfie Camera and Total Lack of Physical Buttons
Google may have only just announced its Pixel 3a and 3a XL smartphones, but rumors about this year's forthcoming Pixel 4 are already appearing, and the latest alleged leak suggests the search giant's redesigned handset will lack physical buttons.

Mac Rumors
May 17, 2019

Microsoft Reveals New Augmented Reality Mobile Game 'Minecraft Earth'
Microsoft today announced "Minecraft Earth," a new game coming to iOS and Android in beta this summer that uses augmented reality to place virtual Minecraft blocks and characters into the real world. Similar to Pokémon Go, Minecraft World requires players to venture outside to collect resources for building and to see what their friends have created around the neighborhood.

Mac Rumors
May 17, 2019

Apple Promotes Music-Making on Mac in New Ad
Apple today shared a new "Behind the Music" ad in the United Kingdom that promotes music-making on the Mac with portraits of artists.

Mac Rumors
May 16, 2019

Apple's U.S. iPhone User Base Sees Slowing Growth in Q1 2019
Apple's estimated U.S. iPhone installed base saw little growth in the first calendar quarter of (second fiscal quarter) of 2019, according to new data shared today by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP).

Mac Rumors
May 16, 2019

TweetDeck for Mac Gains New Compose Window With Support for GIFs and Polls
Twitter today updated its TweetDeck for Mac app to introduce a new compose window with a refreshed look and new capabilities.
— TweetDeck (@TweetDeck) May 16, 2019

Mac Rumors
May 16, 2019

How AirPlay 2 and the Apple TV App Work on a Samsung TV
When iOS 12.3 and tvOS 12.3 launched earlier this week with the updated TV app that Apple first teased at its March event, Samsung also rolled out support for both AirPlay 2 and the new TV app, making it the first third-party company to launch these features.

Mac Rumors
May 16, 2019

Apple's Former Retail Chief Angela Ahrendts Named to Airbnb's Board of Directors
Apple's former retail chief Angela Ahrendts, who left the company last month after five years, has joined Airbnb's board of directors.

Mac Rumors
May 16, 2019

Apple Pay Launch in the Netherlands Appears Imminent
Apple Pay will likely launch in the Netherlands in the very near future, as the service has now been elevated to "beta" status internally at Apple ahead of its much-anticipated rollout in the country. The server-side change was first spotted by WolfMeister's Small Tools and confirmed by MacRumors.

Mac Rumors
May 16, 2019

Apple Highlights Global Accessibility Awareness Day With Front-Page Feature
Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day, an event that promotes inclusion and access to technology for anyone with a disability. As it has over the past few years, Apple is marking the day by updating Apple.com in a few regions around the world with a message promoting accessibility: "Technology is most powerful when it empowers everyone."

Mac Rumors
May 16, 2019

Apple Highlights Global Accessibility Awareness Day With Front-Page Feature [Updated]
Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day, an event that promotes inclusion and access to technology for anyone with a disability. As it has over the past few years, Apple is marking the day by updating Apple.com in the United States and a few regions around the world with a message promoting accessibility: "Technology is most powerful when it empowers everyone."

Mac Rumors
May 16, 2019

Deals Spotlight: Get the 512GB 12-Inch MacBook for $999 ($600 Off, Lowest Ever)
B&H Photo is discounting the latest 12-inch MacBook in a variety of configurations and color options, with prices starting at $899 for the 256GB model. However, the highlight of the sale is for the 512GB 12-inch MacBook, priced at $999 and representing the lowest-ever discount for this model among the major Apple resellers.

Mac Rumors
May 16, 2019

AirPlay 2 Support Rolling Out to Select DTS Play-Fi Products
DTS today announced availability of AirPlay 2 in select DTS Play-Fi products, including the McIntosh RS200 wireless loudspeaker system and the Arcam rPlay music streamer, with support for additional products to be added later this year.

Mac Rumors
May 16, 2019

Apple Rises to Third in Annual Fortune 500 List of America's Largest Companies
Apple has ranked third in the annual Fortune 500 list of the highest-revenue-generating companies based in the United States, with $265.5 billion revenue in fiscal 2018, trailing only Walmart and oil giant ExxonMobil.

Mac Rumors
May 16, 2019

Instagram to Scrap Standalone 'Direct' Messaging App
Direct for Instagram, the companion direct messaging app for the photo-sharing social media platform, is being killed off by Instagram in the next few weeks.
— Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) May 16, 2019

Mac Rumors
May 15, 2019

Valve's 'Steam Link' App Now Available on iOS
Valve's Steam Link app, which is designed to let you play Steam games on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV has finally made its way to iOS and is available for download as of today.

Mac Rumors
May 15, 2019

Apple Seeds First Beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.6 to Developers
Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming macOS 10.14.6 update to developers for testing purposes, just a few days after releasing macOS 10.14.5, an update that brought AirPlay 2 support to the Mac.

Mac Rumors
May 15, 2019

Apple Seeds First Beta of Upcoming tvOS 12.4 Update to Developers
Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming tvOS 12.4 update to developers for testing purposes, a few days after releasing the tvOS 12.3 update.

Mac Rumors
May 15, 2019

Apple Seeds First Beta of watchOS 5.3 to Developers
Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming watchOS 5.3 update to developers, just a couple of days after releasing watchOS 5.2.1, an update that expanded ECG availability and introduced new pride watch faces.

Mac Rumors
May 15, 2019

Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 82 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements
Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced three years ago in March 2016. Apple designed the Safari Technology Preview to test features that may be introduced into future release versions of Safari.

Mac Rumors
May 15, 2019

Apple Seeding First Beta of iOS 12.4 to Developers Today
Apple will today seed the first beta of an upcoming iOS 12.4 beta to developers, a few days after the launch of iOS 12.3, a major update that introduced Apple's revamped TV app.

Mac Rumors
May 15, 2019

Apple Seeds First Beta of iOS 12.4 to Developers
Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming iOS 12.4 beta to developers, a few days after the launch of iOS 12.3, a major update that introduced Apple's revamped TV app.

Mac Rumors
May 15, 2019

Alexa Now Supports Apple Music in Australia and New Zealand on Echo, Sonos, and Fire TV Devices
Alexa now supports Apple Music in Australia and New Zealand on Amazon Echo and Amazon Fire TV devices, and compatible Sonos speakers, as reflected in a recently updated Apple support document.

Mac Rumors
May 15, 2019

Apple-Designed iPhone Modems Could Take Until 2025, Intel Confirms Interest in Its Modem Business
The Information has published a lengthy look into Apple's seemingly deteriorating relationship with Intel in terms of iPhone modems, leading to Apple's rekindled relationship with rival chipmaker Qualcomm last month.

Mac Rumors
May 15, 2019

FCC Proposes 'New Powers' for Mobile Carriers in Effort to Combat Robocalls
Ajit Pai, Chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commission, wants to allow mobile phone companies to block robocalls by default, in the ongoing fight against call spam (via Reuters). Pai will present his proposal today, where all of the FCC commissioners are set to testify before a U.S. House panel regarding the widespread problem of robocalls.

Mac Rumors
May 15, 2019

Apple Pay Will Soon Launch in 16 More Countries
Apple Pay has been gradually expanding across Europe and the Middle East, launching in Poland, Norway, Kazakhstan, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia, Austria, and Iceland over the last year.
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— Monese (@monese) May 15, 2019

Mac Rumors
May 15, 2019

Apple Pay Will Soon Launch in 16 More Countries, Including Bulgaria and Croatia
Apple Pay has been gradually expanding across Europe and the Middle East, launching in Poland, Norway, Kazakhstan, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia, Austria, and Iceland over the last year.
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— Monese (@monese) May 15, 2019

Mac Rumors
May 14, 2019

Deals Spotlight: Apple's Smart Battery Case for iPhone XR Available for $102 ($27 Off) From Amazon
Apple's Smart Battery Case for iPhone XR is available for $102 from Amazon right now, a $27 discount off of the regular $129 price tag for the accessory.

Mac Rumors
May 14, 2019

Deals Spotlight: Apple's Smart Battery Case for iPhone XR Available for $102 ($27 Off) From Amazon [Updated]
Apple's Smart Battery Case for iPhone XR is available for $102 from Amazon right now, a $27 discount off of the regular $129 price tag for the accessory.

Mac Rumors
May 14, 2019

Apple CEO Tim Cook Promotes New Statue of Liberty Augmented Reality App
Apple CEO Tim Cook this afternoon encouraged his Twitter followers to check out the new Statue of Liberty augmented reality app for iOS, which was conceptualized by Diane von Fürstenberg to celebrate the launch of the Statue of Liberty Museum this Thursday.
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) May 14, 2019

Mac Rumors
May 14, 2019

Hands-On With the OnePlus 7 Pro's New Pop-Up Camera and Bezel-Free Display
OnePlus today unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 7 Pro, which offers an impressive feature set at a price that beats out flagship devices from other smartphone manufacturers, including Apple.

Mac Rumors
May 14, 2019

Facebook Brings Back 'View As Public' Feature That Was Removed Because of Security Issues
Facebook today announced that it is reintroducing the "View As Public" feature that's designed to let you see your Facebook profile as a non-friend sees it, so you can double check that you're not sharing information publicly that you don't want to share.
— Facebook (@facebook) May 14, 2019

Mac Rumors
May 14, 2019

Many Warner Bros Movies Have Reverted to HD Instead of 4K on iTunes and in User Movie Libraries
Over the course of the last week or so, multiple Warner Bros movies that were previously available in 4K have reverted to HD, a change that applies to new purchases from iTunes as well as previously purchased movies.

Mac Rumors
May 14, 2019

Many Warner Bros Movies Have Reverted to HD Instead of 4K on iTunes and in User Movie Libraries [Update]
Over the course of the last week or so, multiple Warner Bros movies that were previously available in 4K have reverted to HD, a change that applies to new purchases from iTunes as well as previously purchased movies.

Mac Rumors
May 14, 2019

iPhone XS Max Signal Strength Compared to OnePlus 7 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S10
The Samsung Galaxy S10 and the new OnePlus 7 Pro are both flagship smartphones that are designed to compete with the iPhone XS Max, and to see how their LTE chips compare, PCMag teamed up with Cellular Insights to test the signal strength of the new devices.

Mac Rumors
May 14, 2019

New 'ZombieLoad' Vulnerability Affects Intel Chips Dating Back to 2011, Apple Released Patch in macOS 10.14.5 [Updated]
Security researchers have discovered a new set of vulnerabilities that affect Intel chips dating back to 2011, including the chips that have been used in Apple devices.

Mac Rumors
May 14, 2019

Here Are the Green and Lavender Colors Rumored for 2019's iPhone XR
Last week, Japanese blog Mac Otakara claimed that the 2019 version of the iPhone XR will be available in new Green and Lavender colors, with the existing Blue and Coral colors to be discontinued. White, Black, Yellow, and (PRODUCT)RED will continue to be offered, according to the report.
— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) May 14, 2019

Mac Rumors
May 14, 2019

Apple Lowers Maximum iPhone Trade-In Values, Best Deals Now Limited to Trade-Ins with Purchase
Apple recently lowered direct trade-in values for iPhones, providing customers with a maximum of $349 when trading in an iPhone without purchasing a new one at the same time.

Mac Rumors
May 14, 2019

Apple Pay Now Accepted for iTunes, App Store, Apple Music, and iCloud Purchases in Some Countries
Apple Pay is now an accepted payment method for iTunes, App Store, and Apple Books purchases, as well as Apple Music and iCloud storage subscriptions, as reflected in a recently updated Apple support document.

Mac Rumors
May 14, 2019

Apple Says Some iCloud Services Experiencing Slowness
Apple has updated its System Status page to reflect ongoing performance issues with a handful of iCloud services.

Mac Rumors
May 14, 2019

Apple Says Some iCloud Services Experiencing Slowness [Resolved]
Apple has updated its System Status page to reflect ongoing performance issues with a handful of iCloud services.

Mac Rumors
May 14, 2019

Apple Music Updates 'For You' With New Layout Featuring More Frequent Song Recommendations
As part of the iOS 12.3 release yesterday, Apple Music updated with a brand-new "For You" section. This refreshed tab now updates multiple times per day with new music suggestions based on genres you love, artists you might enjoy, and moods that match certain themes. Overall, the tab also now falls in line with the layout changes previously seen in Apple Music's Browse tab that hit earlier this year.

Mac Rumors
May 14, 2019

Proposed Tariffs Could Lead to 14% Increase in U.S. iPhone Prices
While U.S. tariffs on Apple's chargers and cases are already at 25 percent, the company's main products like the iPhone have so far escaped the extra taxes. That may soon change, however, as the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has begun the approval process to subject an additional $300 billion in Chinese-made products, including iPhones, to tariffs that could go into effect in late June.

Mac Rumors
May 14, 2019

Disney Gains Full Control of Hulu Following Deal With Comcast
Disney has slowly been acquiring a larger stake in Hulu, most recently thanks to its acquisition of certain assets owned by 20th Century Fox. According to Variety, today Disney has "full operational control" of Hulu thanks to a new deal with Comcast.

Mac Rumors
May 14, 2019

HP's New Dual-Screen Gaming Laptop Takes Apple's Touch Bar to the Next Level
HP today unveiled its first dual-screen gaming laptop, the OMEN X 2S. The notebook's primary 15-inch 1080p display is complemented by a secondary six-inch 1080p touchscreen integrated above the keyboard.

Mac Rumors
May 14, 2019

Deals: $50 Off Apple Watch Series 4, New Low Prices on 2019 iMacs, and Latest Anker Discounts
Amazon is discounting a few models of the Apple Watch Series 4 today, with prices starting at $349 for the 40mm aluminum model. The savings also include a few 44mm options, cellular models, and even a few previous-generation Series 3 devices. Amazon's sale is joined today by savings on the latest iMac refresh on Expercom and new discounts offered by Anker.

Mac Rumors
May 14, 2019

Pixelmator Pro Gains New ML Match Colors Feature for Matching Colors Across Different Photos
Pixelmator Pro, a popular photo editing app for the Mac, was today updated with a useful new feature called ML Match Colors. ML Match Colors is designed to intelligently match the colors of different photos to give them the same overall look, which is a useful feature if you want all of your photos to have the same aesthetic.

Mac Rumors
May 14, 2019

Adobe Updates Lightroom Apps for Mac and iOS With New Tutorials, Texture Tool and More
Adobe today announced new Lightroom updates for the Lightroom iOS app and the Lightroom app designed for Macs.

Mac Rumors
May 14, 2019

'Alexa Guard' Security Feature Rolls Out to Amazon Echo Devices in the US
Amazon announced this morning that Alexa Guard is now rolling out to all Echo device owners in the U.S.

Mac Rumors
May 14, 2019

Vodafone to Switch on UK's First 5G Network on July 3, 2019
Vodafone on Tuesday said it will switch on its 5G network in the United Kingdom on July 3, 2019, making it the first carrier to announce a firm date for the launch of the next-generation cellular technology in the country.

Mac Rumors
May 14, 2019

Adobe Sends Out First Beta Invites for Photoshop CC for iPad
Adobe is now accepting applications to a beta version of its forthcoming Photoshop CC for iPad app, due to be released later this year.

Mac Rumors
May 14, 2019

Spotify Tests Snapchat-Style Stories Feature Called 'Storyline' Offering Additional Artist Content
Spotify is testing its own version of Snapchat/Instagram-style Stories, reports TechCrunch. The short-form sharing format now ubiquitous across social media platforms is to be called "Storyline" on the music streaming service, and will enable artists to share their inspirations, insights, and provide further details about their work and creative process.

Mac Rumors
May 13, 2019

WhatsApp Vulnerability Left iPhones Vulnerable to Israeli Spyware

A buffer overflow vulnerability in WhatsApp VOIP stack allowed remote code execution via specially crafted series of SRTCP packets sent to a target phone number.
The issue affects WhatsApp for Android prior to v2.19.134, WhatsApp Business for Android prior to v2.19.44, WhatsApp for iOS prior to v2.19.51, WhatsApp Business for iOS prior to v2.19.51, WhatsApp for Windows Phone prior to v2.18.348, and WhatsApp for Tizen prior to v2.18.15.WhatsApp says that it believes a small number of users were targeted, because it's "nontrivial to deploy, limiting it to advanced and highly motivated actors." It's not clear, though, how long the security flaw was available nor how many people were affected.

Mac Rumors
May 13, 2019

Tariff on Apple Chargers and Cases Jumps Now at 25%
Apple products have largely escaped the tariffs imposed on goods manufactured in China, but since earlier this year, Apple accessories like power adapters, cables, and cases have been subject to a 10 percent fee.

Mac Rumors
May 13, 2019

Tariff on Apple Chargers and Cases Jumps, Now at 25%
Apple products have largely escaped the tariffs imposed on goods manufactured in China, but since earlier this year, Apple accessories like power adapters, cables, and cases have been subject to a 10 percent fee.

Mac Rumors
May 13, 2019

Adobe Warns Customers of Potential Legal Action for Using Older Versions of Creative Cloud Apps
Last week, Adobe announced that older versions of Creative Cloud apps such as Photoshop and Lightroom would no longer be available to its subscribers, and today, Adobe started sending out warning emails encouraging customers to update or potentially risk legal action.
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Mac Rumors
May 13, 2019

Apple Announces Support for NFC Tags That Trigger Apple Pay
At the TRANSACT Conference in Las Vegas back in early May, Apple VP of Apple Pay Jennifer Bailey detailed some new Apple Pay features that Apple will be rolling out in the future.

Mac Rumors
May 13, 2019

Lenovo Debuts Foldable PC Prototype
Lenovo today unveiled a new foldable ThinkPad, marking the first foldable PC that we've seen. The new foldable PC made its debut at the Lenovo Transform event at the Accelerate conference in Florida.

Mac Rumors
May 13, 2019

Powerbeats Pro vs. Powerbeats 3
Powerbeats Pro launched last week, and the first orders are now in the hands of customers. We already did a Powerbeats Pro vs. AirPods hands-on comparison, but we got requests for a video detailing how the new Powerbeats Pro compare to the previous-generation Powerbeats 3 Wireless Earphones.

Mac Rumors
May 13, 2019

New Pride Watch Faces Available in watchOS 5.2.1
The watchOS 5.2.1 update released today includes several rainbow-colored Pride watch faces that are new to the Apple Watch face gallery.

Mac Rumors
May 13, 2019

Twitter Fixes iOS Bug That Accidentally Stored and Shared Location Data
Twitter today announced that it has addressed an iOS bug that caused the service to inadvertently collect and share location data.

Mac Rumors
May 13, 2019

Apple Support App Now Lets You Chat With an Expert in Messages
Apple today updated its Apple Support app to version 3.1, adding a new feature that's designed to let you chat with an expert to get support help using the Messages app.

Mac Rumors
May 13, 2019

Deals Spotlight: Anker's Gold Box Sale Has Savings on Power Banks, Wireless Chargers, and More
One of today's Gold Box deals on Amazon includes ten Anker accessories that make perfect companions to Apple devices like iPhones and iPads. The Gold Box includes discounts on Anker's portable battery packs, USB-C wall chargers, wireless chargers, and more.

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