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Mac Rumors
Feb 21, 2018

Apple Partners With 2018 BRIT Awards, Shares New Apple Music Feature and Playlists
Apple today announced on Twitter that it was the official digital music partner of the 2018 BRIT Awards, which is celebrated each year with a major awards ceremony in London. Experience highlights from 30 years of The BRIT Awards. #BRITs2018https://t.co/6GSNCOpxKJ pic.twitter.com/gnxuAKVlIx

— Apple Music (@AppleMusic) February 21, 2018

Mac Rumors
Feb 21, 2018

Netgear's 'Arlo Baby' Smart Cameras Now Offer HomeKit Support
Starting today, all of Netgear's existing Arlo Baby smart monitoring cameras are compatible with Apple HomeKit following the release of a HomeKit update for the Arlo app.

Mac Rumors
Feb 21, 2018

T-Mobile Announces $200 Rebate Offer for iPhones and BOGO Deal for Apple Watch Series 3
T-Mobile today announced a new iPhone offer for customers thinking about purchasing one of Apple's latest smartphones. Following a BOGO deal from January, T-Mobile is now offering customers the chance to get a $200 rebate when purchasing the iPhone X, 8, 8 Plus, 7, or 7 Plus on a 24-month Equipment Installment Plan, received in the form of a prepaid MasterCard card. That's in addition to the value of an eligible smartphone that users can trade in to T-Mobile.

Mac Rumors
Feb 21, 2018

Apple Seeds Third Beta of tvOS 11.3 to Public Beta Testers
Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming tvOS 11.3 update to its public beta testing group, one day after providing the third beta to developers and two weeks after releasing the second tvOS 11.3 public beta.

Mac Rumors
Feb 21, 2018

Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 50 With Bug Fixes and Feature Improvements
Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced nearly two years ago in March of 2016. Apple designed the Safari Technology Preview to test features that may be introduced in future release versions of Safari.

Mac Rumors
Feb 21, 2018

Apple Releases Third Beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 to Public Beta Testers
Apple today released the third beta of an upcoming macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 update to public beta testers, one day after seeding the third beta to developers and two weeks after releasing the second 10.13.4 public beta.

Mac Rumors
Feb 21, 2018

Apple Releases Third Beta of iOS 11.3 for Public Beta Testers
Apple today released the third public beta of an upcoming iOS 11.3 update for its public beta testing group, one day after seeding the third beta to developers and two weeks after releasing the second public beta.

Mac Rumors
Feb 21, 2018

Apple Seeds Third Beta of watchOS 4.3 to Developers
Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming watchOS 4.3 update to developers, two weeks after seeding the second beta and two days after releasing watchOS 4.2.3, a minor update focusing on bug fixes.

Mac Rumors
Feb 21, 2018

Dish Reports Sling TV Has Grown to 2.2M Subscribers as of the End of 2017
Dish Network today reported official numbers for its streaming television service Sling TV, which marks the first time that the company disclosed the service's subscriber numbers separately from its traditional pay TV numbers. According to Dish, Sling TV had 2.212 million subscribers as of the end of 2017, aligning with previous estimates that the service had well over 2 million subscribers (via TechCrunch).

Mac Rumors
Feb 21, 2018

Tim Cook Says Apple is Always Focused on 'Products and People' Over Wall Street Expectations
Fast Company today published an interview with Tim Cook after naming Apple the world's most innovative company yesterday.

Mac Rumors
Feb 21, 2018

Facebook Messenger Streamlines Controls for Creating Group Video and Audio Chats
In December 2016, Facebook Messenger rolled out the ability for users to create group video chats with up to six members participating, and today the company has further streamlined the feature. Before today's update, if users were already in a one-on-one video or audio call they had to hang up, start a new conversation, and choose every member to invite to the new group chat.

Mac Rumors
Feb 21, 2018

Things 3.4 Update Introduces URL Linking Support, App Handover and Automation Features
Popular to-do app Things reached version 3.4 today and gained a trio of additional features made possible by the introduction of all-new Things URL links. Basically, the app now supports a special kind of link that starts with "things:" and enables users to send a variety of commands to the app.

Mac Rumors
Feb 21, 2018

Fire Emblem Heroes Marked as Nintendo and DeNA's 'Most Successful Mobile Game to Date'
It's been just over one year since Fire Emblem Heroes launched on the iOS App Store in the United States, Japan, and over 30 other countries, and this week new data researched by Sensor Tower has titled the app as Nintendo and DeNA's "most successful mobile game to date." Over the course of its first year, Fire Emblem Heroes earned an estimated $295 million in player spending worldwide, helped by the game's free-to-play structure that includes in-app purchases of various items like game-boosting "Orbs."

Mac Rumors
Feb 21, 2018

iPad Refresh in March Likely as Apple Receives Certification for New Tablets in Eurasia
Apple has registered new tablets with the Eurasian Economic Commission this week, suggesting that an iPad refresh is likely on the horizon. The filings, uncovered by French website Consomac, are legally required for any devices with encryption sold in Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia.

Mac Rumors
Feb 21, 2018

'Alto's Odyssey' Launches One Day Early on iOS and tvOS App Stores
Earlier in February, developer Snowman announced that "Alto's Odyssey" would be launching on iOS and tvOS Thursday, February 22, but the game has appeared one day early on both App Stores and is available to download right now for $4.99 [Direct Link] (via TouchArcade). Alto's Odyssey isn't featured yet on the United States App Store, but a search for it on both iOS and tvOS should surface the correct game.

Mac Rumors
Feb 21, 2018

Parallels Toolbox 2.5 for Mac Gains Web Page Screenshot Feature, Batch Image Conversion, and More
Parallels has released Parallels Toolbox 2.5 for Mac, bringing a handful of new features to the standalone application which aren't necessarily tied to virtualization. Essentially, the Toolbox places a drop-down menu in the Mac's menu bar, allowing users to do certain tasks more quickly. Tasks include the ability to record the screen, take screenshots, record audio, archive files, convert and download video, lock the screen, and more.

Mac Rumors
Feb 21, 2018

10 Essential Tips for Using the macOS Finder More Efficiently
The Finder is a classic Mac system component that's ever-present on your desktop, ready to help you find and organize your documents, media, folders, and other files. It's the smiling icon known as the Happy Mac logo on your Dock, and includes the Finder menu bar at the top of the screen.

Mac Rumors
Feb 21, 2018

Apple in Talks to Buy Key Battery Ingredient Cobalt Directly From Miners
Apple is in talks to purchase long-term supplies of cobalt directly from miners to ensure a steady supply of the key battery ingredient amid industry fears of a shortage, according to a report by Bloomberg today.

Mac Rumors
Feb 20, 2018

Apple Named World's Most Innovative Company Due to Focus on Hardware and Software Integration
Fast Company today published its annual rankings of the 50 most innovative companies in the world, and this year, Apple is the number one company on the list for "delivering the future today."

Mac Rumors
Feb 20, 2018

Apple Shares Three New iPhone Photography Tutorials
Apple this afternoon updated its YouTube channel with three new tutorials designed to walk people through using various photography features on the iPhone.

Mac Rumors
Feb 20, 2018

AirPlay 2 Features Removed From iOS 11.3 and tvOS 11.3
Early AirPlay 2 functionality, which was present in initial iOS 11.3 and tvOS 11.3 betas, has been removed from the third beta that was provided to developers this morning.

Mac Rumors
Feb 20, 2018

Smart Speaker Showdown: HomePod vs. Google Home vs. Sonos One
Apple's new HomePod is late to the smart speaker market, which is already crowded with speakers from companies like Amazon, Google, and Sonos. The latter two companies, Google and Sonos, have released speakers with high-quality sound and robust voice assistants, giving the HomePod some serious competition.

Mac Rumors
Feb 20, 2018

Apple Seeds Third Beta of iOS 11.3 to Developers
Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming iOS 11.3 update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after seeding the second beta and one month after releasing iOS 11.2.5, an update that focused primarily on bug fixes and security improvements. The update also comes just a day after the release of iOS 11.2.6, which fixed a bug that caused iPhones and iPads to crash when a character from the Indian language Telugu was rendered improperly.

Mac Rumors
Feb 20, 2018

Apple Seeds Third Beta of tvOS 11.3 to Developers
Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming tvOS 11.3 update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after seeding the second beta and just a day after releasing the tvOS 11.2.6 update.

Mac Rumors
Feb 20, 2018

Apple Seeds Third Beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 to Developers
Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 update to developers, two weeks after seeding the second beta and a month after releasing macOS High Sierra 10.13.3. The update also comes one day after the release of a 10.13.3 Supplemental Update to address a bug that could cause apps to crash when receiving a character from the Indian language Telugu.

Mac Rumors
Feb 20, 2018

Sketchy Rumor: iPhone SE 2 Will Debut at WWDC With Classic Design But Larger 4.2-Inch Display
We've already heard multiple rumors suggesting Apple will unveil a so-called iPhone SE 2 later this year, and a new supply chain report from Chinese news website QQ.com claims to have knowledge of the device's tech specs.

Mac Rumors
Feb 20, 2018

Snapchat Updating Friends and Discover Pages With 'Tabs' for Easier Navigation, Introduces GIPHY Support
Over the past few weeks Snapchat has been rolling out a major user interface overhaul to more and more users on its iOS and Android apps. Most users have responded negatively to the app redesign, which separates friends from brands so that users can focus on people they actually know, but condenses stories and text chats into one page.

Mac Rumors
Feb 20, 2018

Apple TV 4K With 64GB is Back in Stock After Extended Shipping Delays
Apple TV 4K models with 64GB of storage are finally back in stock following months of shipping delays for the larger capacity model.

Mac Rumors
Feb 20, 2018

Spotify Job Listings Say Company 'On Its Way' to Launch of First Physical Products, Hinting at HomePod Rival
Following an ad for a senior product manager last spring that hinted at Spotify's interest in creating a hardware product, this week a collection of new job listings by Spotify further suggest the potential launch of a physical Spotify product coming in the future (via Music Ally). The listings call for an Operations Manager: Hardware Product, Senior Product Manager: Hardware Production, and Project Manager: Hardware Production and Engineering.

Mac Rumors
Feb 20, 2018

Nuance Discontinues Swype Keyboard for iOS and Android
After over three years on the App Store, developer Nuance has decided to discontinue the gesture-based Swype Keyboard apps for both iOS and Android devices. The company's announcement of the iOS app's discontinuation came earlier this month, but it's only just begun to garner attention due to a confirmation of the Android app's removal given to XDA Developers.

Mac Rumors
Feb 20, 2018

Samsung to Slash OLED Panel Production on 'Weak Demand' for iPhone X, Claims Nikkei
Samsung plans to slash its OLED panel output in response to Apple's decision to cut production of iPhone X due to "weak demand", the Nikkei Asian Review reported on Tuesday. Samsung will make OLED panels for 20 million fewer iPhones at its South Chungcheong plant in the January to March quarter, a lot lower than its original goal of supplying panels for 45 million to 50 million iPhones, according to the paper.

Mac Rumors
Feb 20, 2018

Apple Files New Trademark Application for Classic 'Rainbow' Logo
Apple has applied for a new U.S. trademark for its famous multicolor logo for use on apparel, reports The Blast. The Apple filing was processed in December by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Trademark Reporting and Monitoring System (TRAM), and is now being considered for approval.

Mac Rumors
Feb 20, 2018

Nike Run Club iOS App Updated With New Weekly Challenges Feature
Nike today updated its Nike Run Club iOS app with a new Challenges feature that aims to help users stay motivated throughout the week by letting them see how their mileage stacks up against other users in the global Nike running community.

Mac Rumors
Feb 19, 2018

Apple Releases macOS 10.13.3 Supplemental Update With Telugu Crash Fix
Apple today released a new version of macOS High Sierra 10.13.3, which comes approximately one month after the first version of macOS High Sierra 10.13.3, an update that offered fixes for the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities discovered in early January.

Mac Rumors
Feb 19, 2018

Apple Releases Minor watchOS 4.2.3 Update With Bug Fixes
Apple today released a minor software update for the Apple Watch, upgrading watchOS 4.2.2 to watchOS 4.2.3. The watchOS 4.2.3 update comes one month after the release of watchOS 4.2.2, a minor update focusing on bug fixes.

Mac Rumors
Feb 19, 2018

Apple Releases Minor tvOS 11.2.6 Update
Apple today released a new update for tvOS 11, the operating system designed to run on the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TVs. tvOS 11.2.6 comes one month after the release of the tvOS 11.2.5 update, which focused on bug fixes and other under-the-hood improvements.

Mac Rumors
Feb 19, 2018

Apple Releases iOS 11.2.6 With Fix for Telugu Character Bug That Causes iOS Devices to Crash
Apple today released iOS 11.2.6, the eleventh official update to the iOS 11 operating system. iOS 11.2.6 comes approximately one month after the launch of iOS 11.2.5, an update that introduced support for the HomePod, Control Center updates, Siri news, and a slew of bug fixes.

Mac Rumors
Feb 19, 2018

Twitterrific 5 for Mac Drops to $7.99 Following Discontinuation of Twitter's Main Mac App
Third-party Twitter client "Twitterrific" has dropped the price of the latest Mac app -- Twitterrific 5 for Mac [Direct Link] -- to $7.99, down from $19.99. The new price tag marks the lowest that Iconfactory's app has ever been on the Mac App Store, and follows a 50 percent discount to $9.99 that emerged in December 2017.

Mac Rumors
Feb 19, 2018

New Footage Captures Drone Crash Over Apple Park
It's been well over two years since monthly drone updates have been shared online covering the construction progress of Apple's second campus in California, called Apple Park. Over the weekend, drone videographer Matthew Roberts posted his latest video on YouTube, but instead of covering the newest updates to the campus, the video captured a drone that malfunctioned and crashed over Apple Park.

Mac Rumors
Feb 19, 2018

Industrial Design Experts Say HomePod's White Ring Issue 'Shouldn't Be Too Hard to Fix' for Apple
Last week, Apple confirmed that the HomePod can potentially leave white rings on the surface of wooden furniture with oil or wax finishes. In an effort to help users prevent seeing these rings appear on their own furniture, Apple shared a support document on "Where to place HomePod," detailing how the interaction between the HomePod's vibration-dampening silicone base and a wooden surface has the chance to result in a white ring.

Mac Rumors
Feb 19, 2018

How to Add, Remove, and Rearrange Menu Bar Icons in macOS
The macOS menu bar is a great place for quickly accessing system and application functions using menu extras or "menulets", but it can get cluttered pretty quickly as more and more icons vie for a space there.

Mac Rumors
Feb 19, 2018

Feral Announces 'Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia' Coming to Mac
Feral Interactive today announced that epic historical strategy game Thrones of Britannia will be released for macOS "shortly after" the upcoming Windows release on April 19.

Mac Rumors
Feb 19, 2018

APFS Bug in macOS High Sierra Can Cause Data Loss When Writing to Disk Images
Apple's APFS file system included in macOS High Sierra suffers from a disk image vulnerability that in certain circumstances can lead to data loss, according to the creator of Carbon Copy Cloner.

Mac Rumors
Feb 16, 2018

Apple Shares New Video on Getting the Most From HomePod
Apple this afternoon shared a new HomePod tutorial video on its Apple Support YouTube channel, which is designed to help new HomePod users get the most out of their new speakers.

Mac Rumors
Feb 16, 2018

Twitter Discontinues Twitter for Mac App
Twitter today announced that it plans to stop supporting the Twitter for Mac app in order to focus its attention on a "great Twitter experience that's consistent across all platforms.
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) February 16, 2018
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport)

Mac Rumors
Feb 16, 2018

How to Use the Hidden Camera Level Tool in iOS 11
Apple's native Camera app in iOS 11 has plenty of tools for helping you get the right shot, but some are more hidden than others. The camera level is the perfect example of a really handy tool that many users don't even know exists, mainly because it's part of a feature that's turned off by default.

Mac Rumors
Feb 16, 2018

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Keyring Lightning Cable From Popcord
For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Popcord to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Popcord Lightning cable, which is a portable cable that's designed to fit right on your keyring so it's always with you for charging emergencies.

Mac Rumors
Feb 16, 2018

WWDC 2018 Dates Possibly June 4-8 at San Jose Convention Center
Apple has yet to announce dates for the 2018 edition of its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, but there's evidence to suggest the event may take place between Monday, June 4 and Friday, June 8 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, the same venue where WWDC 2017 was hosted.

Mac Rumors
Feb 16, 2018

Apple's Website Promotes 'Closing Your Rings' as Fun Way to Maintain Active Lifestyle With Apple Watch
Apple has added a new "Close Your Rings" page to its website that highlights how the Activity app works on Apple Watch.

Mac Rumors
Feb 16, 2018

Apple Resumes Selling Belkin's InvisiGlass Ultra Screen Protector for iPhone X Following Durability Improvements
Apple this week has begun selling an updated version of Belkin's InvisiGlass Ultra screen protector for iPhone X on its website and at its retail stores, nearly two months after the original was recalled due to quality issues.

Mac Rumors
Feb 16, 2018

iDevices Launches HomeKit-Compatible Wireless 'Instant Switch'
iDevices today announced the launch of the latest product in its smart home lineup, the iDevices Instant Switch. The Instant Switch is a simple wireless wall switch that's designed to attach to a surface using adhesive, so there's no tricky installation required.

Mac Rumors
Feb 16, 2018

Google Maps for iOS Gains Quick-Access Traffic, Transit, and Local Info Tabs
Google has updated its iOS Maps app with three new quick-access options that Android users have had access to for over a year now. The new tabs sit across the bottom of the home screen and are called Explore, Driving, and Transit.

Mac Rumors
Feb 16, 2018

Danish E-Commerce Payment Provider Clearhaus Announces Support for Apple Pay
Danish acquirer Clearhaus today announced support for Apple Pay, bringing Apple's mobile payment platform to over 5,000 Nordic online merchants who use the e-commerce payment institution.

Mac Rumors
Feb 15, 2018

Shazam for iOS Gains Revamped Interface, Real-Time Lyric Syncing Feature
Shazam, which Apple is in the process of acquiring, was today updated to version 11.7.0, introducing several major new features.

Mac Rumors
Feb 15, 2018

Apple Renews 'Carpool Karaoke: The Series' for Second Season
Apple has renewed "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" for a second season, CBS CEO Les Moonves announced this afternoon (via The Hollywood Reporter). Positioned as Apple's second original TV show after "Planet of the Apps," "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" season 1 debuted last August.

Mac Rumors
Feb 15, 2018

All New Apps Must Be Built With iOS 11 SDK Starting in April
Apple today sent out a notice to developers letting them know that starting in April of 2018, all new apps submitted to the App Store must be built using the iOS 11 SDK, which is included in Xcode 9 or later.

Mac Rumors
Feb 15, 2018

Apple to Fix Telugu Character Bug Causing Devices to Crash in Minor iOS Update
Apple has confirmed that a fix for a recently discovered bug that causes apps like Messages to crash on iPhone, iPad, and Mac has been included in iOS 11.3, macOS 10.13.4, watchOS 4.3, and tvOS 11.3, updates that are currently being beta tested ahead of a release this spring.

Mac Rumors
Feb 15, 2018

Pad & Quill Debuts New Leather Coasters for HomePod
Following news that the HomePod leaves white rings on some wood surfaces treated with oil or wax, Pad & Quill has designed and debuted new Leather Coasters that are meant to be used with the HomePod.

Mac Rumors
Feb 15, 2018

Like HomePod, Sonos One Leaves White Rings on Some Furniture
The HomePod's silicone base can leave white rings on some wood surfaces that have an oil or wax finish, a problem that Apple yesterday said was "not unusual." As it turns out, Apple wasn't incorrect -- the Sonos One, a competing smart speaker, also leaves white rings on furniture.

Mac Rumors
Feb 15, 2018

Apple Recorded More Than Half of Total Smartphone Industry Revenue in iPhone X Launch Quarter
Apple captured a record 51 percent share of revenue in the worldwide smartphone industry last quarter, which encompassed the launch of the iPhone X, according to research firm Strategy Analytics.

Mac Rumors
Feb 15, 2018

Indian Character Bug Causing System Crashes is Fixed in iOS 11.3 and macOS 10.13.4
A recently discovered bug that causes app and system crashing on iPhone, iPad, and Mac due to a specific letter in the Indian language Telugu has been fixed in Apple's upcoming iOS 11.3 and macOS 10.13.4 software updates.

Mac Rumors
Feb 15, 2018

Gamevice Launches Special Minecraft Gaming Controller Bundle
Gamevice today announced the launch of a new Minecraft-themed controller bundle, which comes with a standard Gamevice controller, a Gamevice carrying case, and a code to download Minecraft on iOS.

Mac Rumors
Feb 15, 2018

Microsoft Releases 'Photos Companion' iOS App for Quickly Transferring Photos to PC
Microsoft today released Photos Companion, an iOS app specially made for Windows 10 users to let them transfer photos from their Apple devices to PCs more easily. First circulated among beta testers in November, Photos Companion links with Windows 10's built-in photos app by way of a QR code, after which multiple photos can be sent over the same Wi-Fi network.

Mac Rumors
Feb 14, 2018

HomePod Component Costs Estimated at $216
It costs Apple an estimated $216 in raw components to build the HomePod, which sells for $349, according to research conducted by TechInsights and shared by Bloomberg.

Mac Rumors
Feb 14, 2018

HomePod Costs an Estimated $216 to Make
It costs Apple an estimated $216 in raw components to build the HomePod, which sells for $349, according to research conducted by TechInsights and shared by Bloomberg.

Mac Rumors
Feb 14, 2018

How to Drag and Drop Text Between Apps on the iPad
iOS 11 introduced handy new drag and drop features on the iPad, that let you drag photos, files, links, and more between apps. What you might not know, though, is that drag and drop also works for blocks of text.

Mac Rumors
Feb 14, 2018

Some HomePod Owners Still Plagued With Setup Issues
Days after the HomePod was released, there are still some new HomePod owners who are unable to use their new speakers due to HomeKit and Wi-Fi-related setup errors.

Mac Rumors
Feb 14, 2018

Apple Now Selling Refurbished Apple Watch Series 3 Models
Apple today updated its online store for refurbished products in the United States to add a selection of Apple Watch Series 3 models, marking the first time Apple's newest wrist-worn device has been available from the refurbished store since its September 2017 release.

Mac Rumors
Feb 14, 2018

Apple Confirms HomePod Can Leave White Rings on Wood Surfaces With Oil or Wax Finishes
Apple has issued a statement confirming that the HomePod can possibly leave white rings on wood surfaces with an oil or wax finish.

Mac Rumors
Feb 14, 2018

Apple Confirms HomePod Can Leave White Rings on Wood Surfaces With Oil or Wax Finishes [Updated]
Apple has issued a statement confirming that the HomePod can possibly leave white rings on wood surfaces with an oil or wax finish.

Mac Rumors
Feb 14, 2018

Twelve South Debuts New SurfacePad Case for iPhone X
Twelve South today announced the launch of a new SurfacePad case for the iPhone X, expanding its popular SurfacePad design to Apple's latest flagship iPhone.

Mac Rumors
Feb 14, 2018

Apple News Drives Significant Traffic to Stories, Publishers Can Pitch Articles via Slack
Apple News can yield a flood of traffic for news publishers, with the app accounting for as much as 50 to 60 percent of readership for some stories, according to a paywalled report by Tom Dotan for The Information.

Mac Rumors
Feb 14, 2018

Barclays Says Second-Generation iPhone X Could Have Smaller Notch
Apple will launch a trio of new iPhone models later this year with a second-generation TrueDepth camera system, which will potentially be reduced in size, according to a research note issued today by analysts Andrew Gardiner, Hiral Patel, Joseph Wolf, and Blayne Curtis at investment bank Barclays.

Mac Rumors
Feb 14, 2018

Valentine's Day Sales: Save on iPhone Cases, Bluetooth Speakers, and More
In celebration of Valentine's Day today, February 14, numerous companies have launched sales for a variety of products, ranging from iPhone and MacBook accessories to Bluetooth speakers and more. Below we've rounded up a few of the sales going on today, most of which will be ending by midnight tonight or early tomorrow.

Mac Rumors
Feb 14, 2018

Professional-Grade Acoustic Tests Support Apple's Claims About HomePod's Superior Sound Distribution
HomePod acoustic tests performed by Fast Company and published Tuesday appear to support Apple's claim that algorithms built into the smart speaker make it capable of distributing sound evenly throughout a room.

Mac Rumors
Feb 14, 2018

KGI: Apple Could Ship 100 Million Units of New 6.1-inch LCD iPhone, Replacing iPhone 8 and 8 Plus in 2018 Device Line-up
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo today shared shipment projections with MacRumors for Apple's rumored 6.1-inch iPhone that he expects to launch in the second half of 2018.

Mac Rumors
Feb 14, 2018

Flipboard Founder Claims Apple News is 'a Product Living in the Past'
Apple's mobile news platform has been accused of "living in the past" by the co-founder and head of rival news curation service Flipboard. The comments were made at Tuesday's Code Media event in California, where Flipboard CEO Mike McCue participated in an onstage Q&A regarding the future of content curation in the digital mobile space.

Mac Rumors
Feb 13, 2018

Highlights of Apple's 2018 Shareholders Meeting
Apple's annual shareholders meeting took place at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park this morning, with shareholders gathering to vote on proposals and ask questions of Apple executives.

Mac Rumors
Feb 13, 2018

Apple Working on 'Swagger' TV Show Based on NBA Star Kevin Durant
Apple is developing a new drama series that's based on the early life and career of NBA star Kevin Durant, who plays for the Golden State Warriors, reports Variety.

Mac Rumors
Feb 13, 2018

Facebook Promoting its Onavo VPN in Facebook iOS App
Facebook has started promoting the Onavo VPN client it acquired back in 2013 directly within the Facebook app for iOS devices. A link to the Onavo VPN client is available in the Facebook app in the United States under a new "Protect" section of the Facebook navigation menu.

Mac Rumors
Feb 13, 2018

Samsung's Galaxy S9 Expected to Copy iPhone X's Animoji Feature
Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus will reportedly copy one of the iPhone X's most popular new features: Animoji.

Mac Rumors
Feb 13, 2018

'Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration' Coming to Mac This Spring
Just over two years after "Rise of the Tomb Raider" first launched as an Xbox console exclusive in late 2015, Feral Interactive today announced that it will bring the definitive edition of the game to macOS and Linux this spring. Called "Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration," the Mac game will be a port of the same title that launched for PS4 in late 2016, bundling the base game with all special add-on and DLC pack content.

Mac Rumors
Feb 12, 2018

Facebook and Apple Work Out Deal for Subscription News Purchases in iOS App
Facebook in October introduced a new feature designed to let publishers sell subscriptions to their news sites directly on Facebook, but the social network could not work out a deal with Apple, preventing the news subscription options from being available on Facebook for iOS.

Mac Rumors
Feb 12, 2018

Apple Expanding Discounted Apple Music Student Subscriptions to 82 New Markets
Apple is expanding discounted student memberships for Apple Music to 82 additional markets, making half price subscriptions available in nearly all regions where the Apple Music streaming service is available.

Mac Rumors
Feb 12, 2018

Instagram Testing Feature That Alerts Users When You Screenshot a Story
Instagram is testing a new feature that will send an alert whenever you take a screenshot of a story, effectively putting an end to the practice of covertly taking screenshots of the temporary story posts on the social network.
— iz reading On the Edge of Scandal ?? (@readbyher) February 11, 2018

Mac Rumors
Feb 12, 2018

How to Create Alarms on Your HomePod
HomePod, much like an iPhone or iPad, can be used as an alarm clock replacement to wake you up in the morning or remind you of important tasks.

Mac Rumors
Feb 12, 2018

How to AirPlay Audio From Your Mac to HomePod
To play music from third-party music services like Spotify to your HomePod, you don't need an iOS device -- a Mac will work too. You can send any audio playing on your Mac right to your HomePod, and not just audio from iTunes.

Mac Rumors
Feb 12, 2018

Consumer Reports: Google Home Max and Sonos One Sound Better Than HomePod
Consumer Reports has conducted some early audio testing of the HomePod, and while the full evaluation isn't yet finished, the site believes that both the $400 Google Home Max and the $200 Sonos One sound better than Apple's new $349 smart speaker.

Mac Rumors
Feb 12, 2018

Apple Shares New Tutorial Videos on Portrait Selfies and Live Photos
Apple today shared three new iPhone tutorial videos on its YouTube channel, providing quick walkthroughs on shooting a Portrait mode selfie, editing a Portrait selfie, and creating a Live Photo that uses the "bounce" effect.

Mac Rumors
Feb 12, 2018

Apple Maps Transit Directions Now Available in Tucson, Arizona
Apple recently updated its Maps app to add transit directions and data for Tucson, Arizona. Transit directions have been available in Phoenix, Arizona since October of 2017, but transit information for Tucson appears to be new.

Mac Rumors
Feb 12, 2018

How to Reset Your HomePod
If you're having trouble with HomePod and need to return it to its factory settings, there are two simple methods for resetting the device and erasing all of your content.

Mac Rumors
Feb 12, 2018

How To Play and Control Podcasts on HomePod With Siri
Siri on HomePod lets you listen to any show found in Apple's Podcasts catalog with a few voice controls that are similar to those for Apple Music playback. In this guide, we've listed some of the most useful Siri controls for Podcasts, along with basic commands that will help you do things like pause and rewind parts of a Podcast you might have missed, subscribe to a podcast, change the volume, and more.

Mac Rumors
Feb 12, 2018

Verizon No Longer Plans to Sell Unlocked iPhones
Verizon plans to stop selling unlocked smartphones as a way to deter criminals from stealing the devices, the company told CNET.

Mac Rumors
Feb 12, 2018

Apple Goes to Court With French Tax Activist Group That Paints Company as The Empire From Star Wars
Last month, Apple sued French tax activist group "Attac" for occupying its flagship Parisian store during a protest of what Attac called "wide-scale tax evasion." Today, Apple has asked the court in Paris to ban the group from its French stores and prevent any further stunts from happening.

Mac Rumors
Feb 12, 2018

MacBook Lineup Represented Estimated 1 in 10 Notebooks Shipped Worldwide Last Year
Apple's lineup of MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro models accounted for roughly one in ten notebooks shipped worldwide last year, according to data published today by research firm TrendForce.

Mac Rumors
Feb 12, 2018

'Alto's Odyssey' Launching on iOS and tvOS February 22
iOS game developer Snowman today announced that "Alto's Odyssey" will launch on the iOS and tvOS App Stores on Thursday, February 22. With the confirmation of a release date, Apple today shared a new card on the iOS App Store noting the launch, along with snippets of an interview with the game's developers (via TouchArcade). The game was originally set to debut in the summer of 2017 but got delayed because "it takes longer to build things right."

Mac Rumors
Feb 12, 2018

iOS 12 Said to Feature Animoji in FaceTime, Deeper Siri Integration, and Do Not Disturb Improvements
Apple's alleged plans to double down on the quality of its iPhone, iPad, and Mac software platforms, rather than rush to introduce new features, have been revealed in more detail by Mark Gurman at Bloomberg News.

Mac Rumors
Feb 12, 2018

Apple Joins Group Investment in OLED Microdisplay Company eMagin Amid Ongoing AR/VR Efforts
Apple has joined a group of companies investing in OLED microdisplay maker eMagin, believed to be part of Apple's overall virtual and augmented reality hardware strategy. LG, Valve, Immerex, and Stillwater Holdings have all joined in on the investment with Apple, which is said to be worth up to a total of $10.6 million (via TechCrunch).

Mac Rumors
Feb 12, 2018

Apple Joins Group Investment in OLED Microdisplay Company eMagin Amid Ongoing AR/VR Efforts [Update: Not True]
EMagin's Chief Financial Officer Jeffrey Lucas told Bloomberg that Apple has not invested in the company, despite the document filed with the Securities and Exchange commission.

Mac Rumors
Feb 12, 2018

Google 'Embracing' Notch Design in 2018 Android Update, Preparing for New Wave of iPhone X Clones
Google's upcoming software update for its Android smartphone operating system will "embrace" an iPhone X notch-like design, according to people familiar with the company's plans speaking to Bloomberg.

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