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Mac Rumors
May 22, 2018

Apple Confirms June 4 WWDC Keynote Will Be Live Streamed
Apple today added a new events page to its main website, confirming that the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference keynote on June 4 will be live streamed and available to watch on the Apple website, through the WWDC app, and through the events app on the Apple TV.

Mac Rumors
May 22, 2018

iOS 12 Wishlist: Features MacRumors Readers Hope to See in the Next Version of iOS
Apple plans to introduce the next-generation version of iOS, iOS 12, on June 4 at its Worldwide Developers Conference. Rumors have suggested this is going to be a bug fix and performance improvement update, with Apple delaying some features until iOS 13 to focus on these internal changes.

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Mac Rumors
May 22, 2018

Graphic Designer Envisions Apple Music With Simpler UI, Music History Stats, Group Playlists, and More
Graphic designer Álvaro Pabesio shared his vision for an updated, enhanced Apple Music on Behance earlier today, and it's an impressively detailed look at UI tweaks and changes that Apple could make to fix a few user gripes with its streaming music app. As you look at Pabesio's designs, remember that this is a concept and in no way indicates or confirms what we'll see with Apple Music in iOS 12 later this year.

Mac Rumors
May 22, 2018

Deals: eBay 15% Off Memorial Day Coupon, Anker and Koogeek Amazon Sales, and More
eBay shoppers this week have the chance to save 15 percent off their purchases thanks to the online marketplace's new Memorial Day coupon. While the coupon is limited to certain sellers, it provides savings on select top brands like Apple, DJI, Dyson, and more.

Mac Rumors
May 22, 2018

'Once Upon a Time' Co-Creators to Work on Apple's 'Amazing Stories' Reboot
One of Apple's upcoming original television shows is a reboot of Steven Spielberg's "Amazing Stories," a science fiction and horror series that originally ran from 1985 to 1987.

Mac Rumors
May 22, 2018

Apple Sends Media Invites for WWDC Keynote on June 4
Apple today sent press invites to a variety of news and media sites for the upcoming 2018 Worldwide Developers Conference, confirming the company's plans to hold a keynote event on Monday, June 4 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time.

Mac Rumors
May 22, 2018

Belkin Launching Lightning to 3.5mm Audio Cable for iPhones
Belkin today introduced a certified Lightning to 3.5mm audio cable, and announced that pre-orders will begin on its website today.

Mac Rumors
May 22, 2018

Instagram Announces Mute Feature So You Can Hide Posts Without Unfollowing People
Instagram today announced the ability for you to mute accounts in your feed, so that you can hide posts from people or brands you may not want to see anymore without needing to unfollow them completely. Instagram says that the change is another update to make your feed "even more personalized to what matters to you."

Mac Rumors
May 22, 2018

Legrand Launches Wall-Mounted, Qi-Certified Wireless Charger Compatible With Latest iPhones
Legrand today introduced a new Radiant wall plate with a Qi-certified wireless charger, compatible with the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X.

Mac Rumors
May 22, 2018

Starbucks' In-Store Mobile Payments Estimated to Be More Popular Than Apple Pay in U.S.
By the end of 2018, an estimated 23.4 million users in the United States will be paying for their coffees and bakery items at Starbucks using the company's own in-store mobile payment system. The estimate comes from research firm eMarketer (via Recode), which also predicts that Apple Pay will hit 22 million users by the end of the year.

Mac Rumors
May 22, 2018

Castro Podcasts Updates With Quicker AirPlay Controls, Cleaner Layout, Apple Watch App, and More
Podcast app "Castro" updated to version 3.0 this week, introducing a collection of notable additions like a rebuilt player engine, cleaner layout, Apple Watch app, and more.

Mac Rumors
May 22, 2018

YubiKey Gains iOS SDK to Enable Secure 2FA Logins in Select Apps Using NFC
Yubico is a company that sells the "YubiKey," a small piece of hardware that protects access to computers and online accounts by providing strong two-factor authentication in lieu of receiving a text message code on a smartphone or other 2FA steps. With the NFC-equipped YubiKey NEO, Android users have been able to authenticate their log-ins with a tap, and this week Yubico announced that ability has launched for iPhone users as well (via The Next Web).

Mac Rumors
May 22, 2018

Spark 2.0 Launches for Mac and iOS With Support for Team Email
Readdle, the company behind the popular Spark email client for Mac and iOS, today announced the launch of Spark 2.0, a free update to the existing line of Spark apps.

Mac Rumors
May 22, 2018

'Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia' Coming to Mac on Thursday, May 24
Feral has announced that Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia will be released this week for macOS. The epic historical strategy game made its way onto Windows last month to generally favorable reviews, and from Thursday, May 24, Mac owners too can test their strategic nous on the battlefield, provided they can match the system requirements.

Mac Rumors
May 22, 2018

Google Photos Gains 'Favorite' Feature and Shared Album 'Hearts'
Google Photos is set to plug a couple of holes in its basic feature set over the next few days, bringing it in line with similar functions available in Apple Photos.
— Google Photos (@googlephotos) May 21, 2018

Mac Rumors
May 22, 2018

Razer Launches New Core X External Graphics Enclosure, Adds Mac Support to Razer Core Lineup
Razer today announced the launch of its latest external graphics enclosure, the Core X, and alongside the debut of the new accessory, the company is also adding Mac support to its enclosure lineup.

Mac Rumors
May 22, 2018

1Password 7 for Mac Launches Today With Redesigned Sidebar, Easier Access to Vaults, and Much More
Following two months of beta testing, AgileBits has announced that 1Password 7 for Mac is being released for all users today.

Mac Rumors
May 21, 2018

1Password 7 for Mac Launching Today With Redesigned Sidebar, Easier Access to Vaults, and Much More
Following two months of beta testing, AgileBits has announced that 1Password 7 for Mac will be released for all users at some point on Tuesday.

Mac Rumors
May 21, 2018

Instagram Working on 'You're All Caught Up' Feature to Let You Know When All New Posts Have Been Viewed
Instagram has not used a chronological feed for years now, making it difficult to determine when you've seen all of the new content on the social network.

Mac Rumors
May 21, 2018

Intel Discloses New 'Variant 4' Spectre-Like Vulnerability
Intel, Google, and Microsoft today disclosed a new variant of the Spectre design flaw and security vulnerability that impacts millions of computers and mobile devices from a range of manufacturers.

Mac Rumors
May 21, 2018

Apple's Clips App for iOS Gains New Soccer Graphics, Poster and Label
Apple today updated its Clips video app for iOS devices to introduce new soccer assets ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, set to kick off in Russia on June 14.

Mac Rumors
May 21, 2018

Sonos Launches New Lineup of Discounted Speaker Bundles
Sonos today introduced several new speaker bundles, which are designed to allow customers to purchase more than one Sonos speaker at a discounted price.

Mac Rumors
May 21, 2018

MacRumors Exclusive Sale: Power Your Apple Devices With RavPower's Portable Batteries, Qi Mats, Cables, and More
Our next exclusive partner sale is debuting this week, and it allows our readers the chance to save on nine Apple accessories from well-known company RavPower. The products on sale focus on power delivery for your Apple devices, with Qi mats, Lightning cables, portable battery packs, and more available at a discount.





Mac Rumors
May 21, 2018

Apple Shares New Animoji Karaoke Ad Featuring Korean Band HYUKOH
Apple yesterday shared a new Animoji karaoke ad on its Korean YouTube channel to highlight the newly released "Citizen Kane" single from Korean indie group HYUKOH.

Mac Rumors
May 21, 2018

Apple Loses Out as Netflix Inks Content Deal With Former President Obama
Former United States President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama have signed a multiyear production deal with Netflix that will see the two producing television shows and films for the service, reports The New York Times.

Mac Rumors
May 21, 2018

Evernote Adds Ability to Transcribe Voice-to-Text Notes via AirPods, BeatsX, and More
Note-taking app Evernote was updated over the weekend with a new feature that allows you to connect your Bluetooth headphones to the app and use them to record audio and transcribe voice-to-text notes. The company says that as long as the headphones have a microphone they will work, so if you own AirPods or BeatsX you'll be able to use the wireless earphones to quickly jot down notes and reminders using your voice and Evernote.

Mac Rumors
May 21, 2018

Speculative Report Claims 'Low-Priced' HomePod Will Fall Under Beats Brand
A questionable new report from Apple's supply chain claims that the company's rumored "low-priced" version of the HomePod will be placed under the Beats by Dre brand instead of the expected Apple branding. The report comes from Chinese news site Sina, which also says the $199 speaker will have MediaTek as the supplier, a change from Apple's decision to give Inventec sole supplier duties on the first HomePod (via LoveiOS).

Mac Rumors
May 21, 2018

Apple Drops to #4 Spot in Annual Fortune 500 Rankings
After retaining the #3 spot on the Fortune 500 list for the past two years, in 2018 Apple has dropped one place and now sits at #4 on the list of the top U.S. corporations based on gross revenue. Apple's displacement on the list came due to Exxon Mobil rising from #4 in 2017 to #2 in 2018.

Mac Rumors
May 21, 2018

'Procreate Pocket' Gets Major 2.0 Update With New Interface, Hundreds of Handcrafted Brushes, and More
Illustration app Procreate today updated its Procreate Pocket iPhone app to version 2.0, which developer Savage describes as "reengineered from the ground up" and "an entirely new app." Procreate Pocket 2 is powered by Silica-M, the same graphics engine that powers Procreate for iPad, as well as Apple's own Metal technology.

Mac Rumors
May 21, 2018

How to View All Events as a List in Your Mac's Calendar App
Some third-party calendar apps (Fantastical, for example) allow you to view all your upcoming events as a vertical list. Many users find this sort of viewing mode beats staring at the regular calendar interface, since it provides a quick at-a-glance summary of their entire schedule over the coming days and months.

Mac Rumors
May 21, 2018

Thousands of Apple ID Passwords Leaked by Teen Phone Monitoring App Server
ZDNet reports that a server used by an app for parents to monitor their teenagers' phone activity has leaked tens of thousands of login credentials, including the Apple IDs of children.

Mac Rumors
May 18, 2018

Google News vs. Apple News on iOS
Google recently introduced a new Google News app with an entirely updated interface and a range of new features that put it on par with Apple's own News app, including a "For You" recommendation section and "Full Coverage" headlines that present a story from multiple angles.

Mac Rumors
May 18, 2018

Apple Reintroduces Financing Options in the United Kingdom
Apple has resumed offering financing options in the United Kingdom after eliminating the option earlier this year. Apple has a new financing page on its UK website, outlining its Barclays financing plan.

Mac Rumors
May 18, 2018

MacRumors Giveaway: Win an Apple Watch Band From Southern Straps
For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Southern Straps to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a high-quality leather or nylon watch band for the Apple Watch.

Mac Rumors
May 18, 2018

App Store Developers Form a 'Union' Ahead of WWDC Calling for Free App Trials, Better Rates
A group of App Store developers calling themselves "The Developers Union" today published an open letter to Apple asking the company to commit to allowing free trials for apps and a "more reasonable revenue cut."

Mac Rumors
May 18, 2018

LocationSmart Bug Provided Easy Access to Real-Time Location Data of Millions of Phones
Robert Xiao, a computer science student at Carnegie Mellon, recently discovered a vulnerability in LocationSmart's website that made the real-time location of millions of phones readily available to anyone with the knowhow.

Mac Rumors
May 18, 2018

Tidal Investigating 'Potential Data Breach' After Reports of Late Royalty Payments and Inflated Streams
A few days after Norwegian news site Dagens Næringsliv accused subscription music service Tidal of being months behind on royalty payments, as well as falsifying and inflating streaming numbers, Music Business Worldwide now reports that Tidal has learned of a "potential data breach" on its platform.

Mac Rumors
May 18, 2018

Apple Watch Bands in Spring Collection Begin to Dwindle in Availability
If you want an Apple Watch band in Lemonade, Denim Blue, or Red Raspberry, you may want to place your order sooner rather than later.

Mac Rumors
May 18, 2018

PayPal Acquiring iZettle to Compete With Square for In-Store Payments Processing
PayPal this week announced plans to acquire the Swedish-based payments hardware company iZettle for $2.2 billion, with a plan to expand its presence in brick and mortar stores thanks to iZettle's technology. The acquisition will also help PayPal bolster its business across iZettle's main markets of Europe and Latin America (via Bloomberg).

Mac Rumors
May 18, 2018

How to Convert Several Images into a Single PDF Using Preview
Over the years, Adobe's PDF file type has become a universally accepted method for sharing digital documents. The format's cross-platform adoption means the documents can be viewed on almost any mobile device or computer, so it's no surprise to find that macOS includes native support for viewing and creating PDF files.

Mac Rumors
May 17, 2018

Apple Sold an Estimated 600,000 HomePod Speakers During the First Quarter of 2018
Apple sold an estimated 600,000 HomePod speakers during the first quarter of 2018, according to new estimates shared this morning by Strategy Analytics. Apple's sales allowed it to capture just 6 percent of the global smart speaker market, coming in well behind Amazon and Google.

Mac Rumors
May 17, 2018

Apple Seeds Sixth Beta of iOS 11.4 to Developers
Apple today seeded the sixth beta of an upcoming iOS 11.4 update to developers, three days after seeding the fifth beta and more than a month after releasing iOS 11.3, a major update that introduced several new features.

Mac Rumors
May 17, 2018

Apple Seeds Sixth Beta of iOS 11.4 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]
Apple today seeded the sixth beta of an upcoming iOS 11.4 update to developers, three days after seeding the fifth beta and more than a month after releasing iOS 11.3, a major update that introduced several new features.

Mac Rumors
May 17, 2018

TouchArcade Goes Hands-On With Valve's Steam Link App: 'This is the Killer App for iOS Devices'
Next week, Valve is launching a "Steam Link" app for iOS and tvOS, allowing users in the Apple ecosystem to play Steam games streamed from a host Mac/PC (using either a 5GHz network or a wired Ethernet connection) onto an iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV. In advance of the app's launch, our sister site TouchArcade got the chance to go hands-on with Steam Link and came away entirely impressed by the quality of gaming that can come out of Valve's app.

Mac Rumors
May 17, 2018

Instagram Now Letting Users Share Feed Posts to Stories
Instagram today added a feature that's designed to let users share posts from their accounts and public accounts that they follow directly to their story feed as a sticker.

Mac Rumors
May 17, 2018

Apple Begins to Sell Out of AirPort Base Stations
AirPort base stations are beginning to sell out or disappear entirely from Apple's online and retail stores in select countries, a few weeks after Apple announced it has discontinued the lineup of routers.

Mac Rumors
May 17, 2018

Apple Begins to Sell Out of AirPort Base Stations [Updated]
AirPort base stations are beginning to sell out or disappear entirely from Apple's online and retail stores in select countries, a few weeks after Apple announced it has discontinued the lineup of routers.

Mac Rumors
May 17, 2018

Samsung Compares Galaxy S9 to Very Slow iPhone 6 in Frivolous Ad
Samsung has released a new ad encouraging iPhone users to upgrade to the Galaxy S9, but there are several holes in the video.

Mac Rumors
May 17, 2018

Waze Launches on Ford's SYNC 3 Infotainment Systems Through iOS AppLink
At CES in January, Ford discussed a new partnership with crowdsource navigation app Waze that aimed to bring Waze onto the touch screen of SYNC 3 vehicles through Ford's AppLink. That partnership has been fully realized today with Waze users worldwide now able to connect their iPhones to AppLink via USB and mirror Waze on their infotainment system.

Mac Rumors
May 17, 2018

eBay Updates App With Apple Music-Inspired 'Interests' Feature for More Personalized Shopping
eBay today announced "Interests," a new feature that tailors the iOS and Android app's shopping experience to your own personal passions, hobbies, and style. The company says that the feature is aimed at making it easier for you to find unique, interesting items you care about among eBay's vast assortment of inventory.

Mac Rumors
May 17, 2018

Latest Apple Pay Promo Offers Free Grocery Deliveries on Instacart Orders Over $35
The latest Apple Pay promotion grants you free delivery on groceries with Instacart as long as you use Apple's mobile wallet to checkout on the app through 11:59 p.m. PT on May 23, and your order runs for $35 or more. There is no specific promo code, so as long as you meet these requirements the discount should appear automatically during the checkout process in Instacart.

Mac Rumors
May 17, 2018

Apple's Everyone Can Code Curriculum Expanding to Schools Serving Blind and Deaf Students
Apple today on Global Accessibility Awareness Day announced that its Everyone Can Code curriculum is expanding to schools serving deaf, blind, or visually impaired students, starting with various locations in the United States in the fall.

Mac Rumors
May 17, 2018

Apple.com Updated With Focus on Accessibility Features of iPhone, Mac, Apple Watch, and More
Apple today updated the front page and accessibility section of Apple.com in celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day. The event is held on the third Thursday of May every year and was created to promote inclusion and usability of technology for anyone with a disability.

Mac Rumors
May 17, 2018

How to Quickly Resize Images on Your Mac Using an Automator Service
Resizing images in macOS is easily done in the Preview app, but if your daily workflow requires you to scale images to a specific size - for uploading to a blog, for example - then using an image resize service is a much faster way of getting the job done.

Mac Rumors
May 17, 2018

Apple Pay Launches in Ukraine
Apple Pay launched in Ukraine today. Owners of Apple devices in the country this morning found that they could add credit cards to the mobile payment system, including MasterCard and Visa (via Tehnot).
— alexanderslev1n (@alexanderslev1n) May 17, 2018

Mac Rumors
May 17, 2018

New $10 YouTube Music Service to Launch Next Week, Replacing Google Play Music
Google is launching YouTube Music next week, shortly followed by YouTube Premium - a revamped version of its ad-free YouTube Red subscription service with a renewed focus on original programming. Announced on Wednesday in a blog post, the shake-up in services represents a splitting of the original YouTube Red subscription model, which gave users both ad-free music streaming and access to original video content for $10 a month.

Mac Rumors
May 16, 2018

Apple Music Competitor Tidal Allegedly Months Behind on Royalty Payments
Subscription based music service and Apple Music competitor Tidal is months behind on its royalty payments to record labels according to a report from Norwegian news site Dagens Næringsliv that was translated by Music Business Worldwide.

Mac Rumors
May 16, 2018

U.S. Senate Votes to Restore Net Neutrality, Now Expected to Face Major Hurdle in House
The United States Senate today voted to repeal the Federal Communication Commission's "Restoring Internet Freedom" order, which was enacted last December and reverses Obama-era Net Neutrality rules. Today's decision ended with a vote of 52-47 in favor of restoring Net Neutrality protections, with supporters totaling all 47 Democratic Senators, two independents, and three Republican Senators.

Mac Rumors
May 16, 2018

OnePlus Again Pokes Fun at Apple's Headphone Jack Removal During OnePlus 6 Announcement
OnePlus today announced the launch of its latest flagship phone, the OnePlus 6, and the company couldn't resist taking yet another jab at Apple and its decision to remove the headphone jack from its flagship iPhones.

Mac Rumors
May 16, 2018

Hulu for iOS Gaining Live TV Guide, Enhanced Scrubbing and Options to Better Tailor Recommendations
Hulu today announced several features that are coming to the web and its mobile apps for iOS and Android to optimize the mobile viewing experience.

Mac Rumors
May 16, 2018

Apple Accessory Sales: Get 25-45% Off iPhone/iPad Cases and More at Speck and Belkin
Accessory maker Speck today launched a notable sale that discounts products by 45 percent across its online storefront, ranging from smartphone cases to bags, screen protectors, cables, and more. To see the sale prices, find an item to add to your cart, click "View Cart" in the pop-up menu, then enter the discount code SUPER45 in the box at the bottom lefthand corner of the screen.

Mac Rumors
May 16, 2018

Twitter Shares Pricing on New Account Activity APIs, Some Third-Party Apps in Jeopardy
Twitter today unveiled new details on its upcoming activity API changes, which will affect how third-party apps are able to access Twitter APIs and provide services to Twitter users who prefer to use apps like Twitterrific and Tweetbot.
— Sean Heber (@BigZaphod) May 16, 2018

Mac Rumors
May 16, 2018

Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 56 With Bug Fixes and Feature Improvements
Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced over two years ago in March of 2016. Apple designed the Safari Technology Preview to test features that may be introduced into future release versions of Safari.

Mac Rumors
May 16, 2018

Apple Exploring North Carolina, Northern Virginia for New Campus
For the last several months, Apple has been exploring locations for a new campus focusing on technical support, and according to new reports, sites in North Carolina and Northern Virginia are under consideration.

Mac Rumors
May 16, 2018

2018 iPhones Again Said to Have Faster 18W USB-C Charger in Box
Apple's widely rumored trio of new iPhone models expected to be announced in September will feature 18-watt USB-C power adapters in the box for much faster wired charging, according to ChargerLab.

Mac Rumors
May 16, 2018

Facebook to Launch Cloud Storage Feature for Photos and Videos Taken With In-App Camera
Facebook today announced three new mobile app features aimed at helping its users better "create and save memories," with a launch in India first and then rolling out to the global community "shortly thereafter" (via The Verge).

Mac Rumors
May 16, 2018

Arlo Pro Camera Firmware Release Notes Suggest Incoming HomeKit Support
Netgear's line of connected smart home cameras, called "Arlo," currently only support HomeKit for the Arlo Baby camera. However, this could be changing in the near future as release notes posted by an Arlo community manager on the company forums suggest that support for HomeKit will be part of a soon-to-launch firmware update for the Arlo Pro camera.

Mac Rumors
May 16, 2018

Apple Has Fully Restored Inventory of Mid 2012 and Early 2013 MacBook Pro Batteries
Following over a year of shortages, Apple has fully replenished its supply of top case assemblies with glued-in batteries for Mid 2012 and Early 2013 models of the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display.

Mac Rumors
May 16, 2018

Microsoft Planning Low-Cost Surface Line to Compete With Apple's $329 iPad
As Apple's iPad and Microsoft's Surface continue to compete in the tablet market, a new report out today by Bloomberg claims that Microsoft is planning its next tablet line to be lower-cost in an effort to attract people to Surface products who aren't interested in the more expensive Surface Pro. The move is directly aimed at competing with Apple's recently launched $329 iPad, and could see Microsoft debut the devices as soon as the second half of 2018.

Mac Rumors
May 16, 2018

Instagram to Offer 'Time Spent' Usage Insights to Promote Healthy Online Habits
Instagram is developing a Usage Insights feature for its social media platform that will let users know how much time they're spending in the app.

Mac Rumors
May 16, 2018

Logitech Releases New Magnetic Mount for Logitech Circle 2 Camera
Logitech today announced the launch of a new accessory for the wired and wire-free versions of its Logitech Circle 2 camera, the Magnetic Mount.

Mac Rumors
May 15, 2018

Google's Revamped News App Now Available on iOS Devices
At its Google I/O developer conference last week, Google debuted a revamped Google News app focusing on balanced news delivery with personalized news suggestions, and as of today, the new Google News app is available for download on the iPhone and iPad.

Mac Rumors
May 15, 2018

Apple Demands $1 Billion From Samsung for Design Patent Violations as New Damages Trial Kicks Off
Apple and Samsung are back in court this week for a damages retrial that will determine just how much Samsung has to pay Apple for infringing on Apple design patents. Samsung was found guilty of violating the patents back in 2012, but the two companies have been fighting over the amount of money Samsung should pay as a result for the last six years.

Mac Rumors
May 15, 2018

All the Crazy iPhone SE 2 Rumors
We've been hearing rumors about a second-generation iPhone SE for quite some time, but leaks have suggested everything from minor changes to a full iPhone X-style redesign, and it seems some information might be confused with details about the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone coming in 2018.

Mac Rumors
May 15, 2018

MacRumors Giveaway: Win Alligator Leather AirPods From Hadoro
We normally host our giveaways on Friday, but this week, we've teamed up with Hadoro for what may be our most unique giveaway to date -- custom black AirPods with an AirPods Charging Case covered in alligator leather.

Mac Rumors
May 15, 2018

iPad Pro and iPhone X Win 'Displays of the Year' Awards
The iPad Pro and the iPhone X were today named Displays of the Year by The Society for Information Display (SID) during the annual Display Industry Awards that will take place at Display Week, a yearly symposium and trade show.

Mac Rumors
May 15, 2018

DirecTV Now Launches Cloud DVR With 20 Hours of Storage at No Extra Monthly Cost
DirecTV Now is today officially launching its "True Cloud DVR" for all subscribers of the cord-cutting service, while still retaining that the DVR is in beta at this point. The new DVR feature supports 20 hours of recorded shows and movies on DirecTV Now across devices -- including Apple TV and iPhone/iPad -- at no additional cost. When users record a show on the DVR they will be able to skip through commercials, but DirecTV Now noted that the DVR is "not available for select channels."

Mac Rumors
May 15, 2018

Tapbots Launches Tweetbot 3 for Mac With Redesigned Interface, New Features
Tapbots is today launching Tweetbot 3, a new and updated version of its popular Tweetbot for Mac app.

Mac Rumors
May 15, 2018

YouTube Testing Incognito Mode for Private Video Browsing in Mobile App
Google has offered an Incognito Mode in its Chrome web browser for nearly ten years now, offering users the chance to disable their browsing history and web cache while the mode remains active. Features like Incognito Mode offer peace of mind since users can navigate to any website without being tracked and without cookies being stored, all while maintaining the same features as a normal web browsing experience.

Mac Rumors
May 15, 2018

WhatsApp Updates With New Group Features and More Admin Controls
Facebook-owned chat app WhatsApp today updated its iOS and Android applications with a collection of new features aimed at making group chats more in-depth and easier to catch up with. The update also introduces revamped administrator controls to enhance a group's privacy during chats.

Mac Rumors
May 15, 2018

Apple News Now Allows All Publishers to Serve Ads via Google DoubleClick
Apple News now lets all publishers use Google's industry standard ad-serving tool DoubleClick, after limited testing last year.

Mac Rumors
May 15, 2018

B&H Photo Launches New Apple Sale: Save on MacBook Pro and Air, iMac and iMac Pro, and More
Apple device reseller B&H Photo today opened up a new Apple sale, which includes instant savings on products like the MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, iMac Pro, and more. As usual, B&H Photo doesn't collect sales tax on orders shipped to addresses outside of New York and New Jersey, and most orders over $49 will qualify for free expedited shipping (ranging between 1-3 days depending on the state).

Mac Rumors
May 15, 2018

Adonit Releases 'Snap 2' Selfie Stylus for iPhones
Adonit today announced the launch of the Snap 2, an accessory that melds a traditional stylus with selfie stick functionality.

Mac Rumors
May 15, 2018

Twelve South Debuts New 'AirFly' Wireless Transmitter for Using AirPods With In-Flight Entertainment Systems
Twelve South today announced the launch of the AirFly, a new adapter accessory that's designed to let you use your AirPods or other Bluetooth headphones in situations where only wired headphone jacks are available, such as on an airplane or at the gym.

Mac Rumors
May 15, 2018

FileMaker 17 Launches With Improvements to App Development Speed and Interface
Apple subsidiary FileMaker today announced the launch of FileMaker 17, the newest version of the company's popular database platform designed to make it easy for businesses to create a range of customized apps able to operate effortlessly across iPhone, iPad, Mac, Windows, and the Web.

Mac Rumors
May 15, 2018

Adobe Makes XD Design Software Free Through New XD CC Starter Plan
Adobe today announced the launch of the XD CC Starter plan, which provides users with free access to Adobe's all-in-one UX/UI design platform. Adobe's new XD CC Starter plan offers no-cost usage of Adobe XD for Mac and Windows and mobile apps for iOS and Android to allow users to design, prototype, and share user experiences.

Mac Rumors
May 15, 2018

Apple Music Has Over 50 Million Paid Subscribers and Free Trial Users Combined
Apple Music now has over 50 million users on either paid subscriptions or free trials, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook.

Mac Rumors
May 15, 2018

Tim Cook Told Donald Trump China Tariffs Are 'Not the Right Approach' in Recent Meeting
Apple CEO Tim Cook conducted a private meeting with United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday, April 25, where the discussion was said to be focused "on trade." Following a recent interview with Bloomberg Television, Cook divulged more details about the meeting, mentioning that the two men discussed topics like recently imposed tariffs on China and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Mac Rumors
May 15, 2018

Google Announces New Cloud Storage Plans Including 2TB for $9.99 a Month
Google has announced a new series of cloud storage plans arriving for Google Account holders, including a new family option for divvying up a single storage plan amongst up to five members.

Mac Rumors
May 15, 2018

How to Stop Your Apple Watch From Launching the 'Now Playing' App When Audio Plays on Your iPhone
Most Apple Watch owners will recognize the "Now Playing" app - it automatically launches by default whenever you play audio through the Music or Podcasts app on your iPhone. A similar screen shows when you play audio through any third-party iPhone app that also has an Apple Watch extension, like Overcast, for example.

Mac Rumors
May 14, 2018

iPhone X Camera Compared to LG G7 ThinQ Camera
LG recently released its latest flagship smartphone, the LG G7 ThinQ, which, like flagship smartphones from many other manufacturers, includes a high-quality dual-lens camera that enables impressive photographic capabilities.

Mac Rumors
May 14, 2018

Doom Creator John Carmack Shares His Interactions With Steve Jobs
John Carmack, best known for his work on iconic games that include Quake, Doom, and Wolfenstein 3D, today took to Facebook to share details on his interactions with Steve Jobs and to provide some insight into Jobs' opinion on gaming, what it was like working with Jobs, and what it felt like to participate in one of Jobs' famous keynotes.

Mac Rumors
May 14, 2018

Apple Partners With French Cable Company Canal to Offer Apple TV 4K as Cable Box Alternative
Apple has partnered up with French cable television Canal to allow 5.2 million Canal subscribers in France to opt to receive an Apple TV 4K in lieu of a traditional cable box.

Mac Rumors
May 14, 2018

Apple VP Lisa Jackson Wins 2018 Environmental Achievement Award
Apple's vice president of environment, policy, and social initiatives Lisa Jackson is being awarded the 2018 Environmental Award from the Environmental Law Institute "in recognition of her visionary leadership and outstanding environmental stewardship over a most distinguished career.
— Lis

Mac Rumors
May 14, 2018

Spigen Launches New iPhone X Cases Inspired by Classic Apple Designs
Apple recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of the iMac G3, and to mark the occasion, Spigen has created a line of fun cases for the iPhone X that have been designed in homage to the candy-colored iMacs that restored Apple's reputation and revenue streams while also establishing the company as a force to be reckoned with.

Mac Rumors
May 14, 2018

Apple Shares New Ad Highlighting Portrait Lighting on iPhone X
Apple this afternoon shared a new ad designed to show off the Portrait Lighting feature on the iPhone X.

Mac Rumors
May 14, 2018

Apple Music Hosting Shawn Mendes Concert in Los Angeles on Thursday
Apple is hosting a one-night-only Shawn Mendes concert at the Ford Theatres in Los Angeles, California this Thursday, the company shared today on Twitter. Watch @ShawnMendes at the Ford Theatres for a special #OneNightOnly concert and Q&A.
Grab your tickets here: https://t.co/QpzBnXt2Tn pic.twitter.com/8J76XGt4zP

— Apple Music (@AppleMusic) May 14, 2018

Mac Rumors
May 14, 2018

Apple Continues to Expand Self-Driving Car Fleet
Apple continues to expand the number of self-driving vehicles it is testing on the streets of Northern California, according to new numbers sourced from the California DMV (via macReports).

Mac Rumors
May 14, 2018

Carpool Karaoke's Distribution in Apple's TV App Suggests Roadmap for Future Shows
On Friday, Apple began promoting its streaming show Carpool Karaoke: The Series inside of the TV app, marking the first time the entire series will be available for people who don't subscribe to Apple Music. Carpool Karaoke and Planet of the Apps -- which represent Apple's foray into original television content -- have been mainly housed inside of the Music app since they both launched last year, and in the ensuing months the company has been connected to over a dozen upcoming original TV shows.

Mac Rumors
May 14, 2018

Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of iOS 11.4 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]
Apple today seeded the fifth beta of an upcoming iOS 11.4 update to developers, one week after seeding the fourth beta and more than a month after releasing iOS 11.3, a major update that introduced several new features.

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