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10/06/2022 01:20 PM
Apple external display with mini-LED may be delayed until early 2023

Following up on its return to the external monitor market after the Pro Display XDR and Studio Display, rumors surfaced about Apple launching a higher-end 27-inch model with mini-LED. While early expectations included a possible summer and then October 2022 launch, that may have been pushed to early 2023.

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10/06/2022 12:30 PM
Apple scores hefty discount on 1.1 billion euro antitrust fine in France

Apple appears to have secured a major discount on its 1.1 billion euro antitrust fine in France. The company has successfully had the fine reduced to 372 million euros by a French court, according to a new report.

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10/06/2022 12:24 PM
Twitter rolling out ‘Edit’ button for Blue subscribers, but only if you live in these countries [U: Now in the US]

Earlier this year, Twitter confirmed that it is finally working on the long-awaited “Edit” button. After a brief public demonstration of how this feature will work, Twitter is now rolling out the option to Twitter Blue subscribers to edit tweets – but only in select countries.

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10/06/2022 11:59 AM
Google VP teases Apple over always-on display, night mode, RCS, and more during event [Video]

At its Made by Google 2022 event today, the company officially launched its Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, Pixel Watch, and more. During the keynote, Google also took the opportunity to take some shots – with smiles – at Apple including a thanks for choosing to “follow our lead.” Here’s what Google’s VP of product management had to say…

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10/06/2022 11:52 AM
Deals: Apple Watch SE runs watchOS 9 from $199 all-time lows, AirPods 2 hit $90, more

All of Thursday’s best deals are now up for the taking with a clearance sale on Apple Watch SE from $199 all-time lows. Then go score AirPods 2 for just $90, delivering plenty of value backed by Apple’s H1 chip and “Hey Siri” support. MacBook owners can also expand their machine’s I/O with Satechi’s USB4 9-in-1 hub at $120. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

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10/06/2022 11:03 AM
Here’s a first look at Google’s iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Series 8 competitors

During its Made by Google 2022 event today in NYC, the company officially announced its Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, Pixel Watch, and more. Read on for a closer look at what Google is doing with its iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Series 8 competitors, G2 Tensor custom silicon, and more.

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10/06/2022 09:53 AM
Best iPhone carriers for business: Verizon vs T-Mobile vs AT&T on performance, price, incentives

Want to explore wireless carrier options for your business? With market competition strong there are some compelling offers if you’re ready to make a switch. We’ll cover Verizon vs T-Mobile vs AT&T when it comes to business plans. This guide will also detail how to find real-world coverage maps, how to test a new carrier for free, instantly with eSIM, the T-Mobile dedicated business plan for iPhone that includes AppleCare+ and IT support. Let’s dig into the best iPhone carriers for business.

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10/06/2022 09:35 AM
See how Apple Accessibility transforms lives, working hand-in-hand with HomeKit [Video]

For severely disabled people, it’s no exaggeration to say that Apple Accessibility transforms lives – but it can be difficult to appreciate the impact that even minor-sounding changes can make until you see it for yourself.

Colin Hughes is a former TV producer and now disability campaigner who kindly showed me around his home to see how he uses both Accessibility features and HomeKit control to maximize the independence he retains over his daily life …

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10/06/2022 09:26 AM
Apple reminds customers about iPhone 14 Plus availability, in stores tomorrow

Apple has reminded customers about iPhone 14 Plus availability, with the larger version of the base model on sale in Apple Stores tomorrow, October 6.

It follows reviews landing this morning, in which those who got early access praised the great battery life of the final model to go on sale following last month’s launch …

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10/06/2022 08:00 AM
Dashlane adds new version of its password management services geared toward businesses

Dashlane has updated its suite of enterprise plans to offer stronger security tools for IT admins and launched Dashlane Starter – a tool geared toward teams with up to 10 individuals. Starter takes the friction out of getting started by packing Dashlane’s password management tools into a flexible, no-commitment plan that only costs $20 per month.

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10/06/2022 07:46 AM
A16 chip design means it’s really an A15+, argues Macworld

One of the differences between the base and Pro model iPhone 14 this year is that only the latter get the latest A16 chip. But a new piece today argues that this is a smaller difference than Apple might like to suggest.

A comparison of the two chip designs concludes that the differences are far more limited than is normally the case for Apple’s annual iPhone chip upgrade …

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10/06/2022 07:09 AM
Fast Company website back online after obscene Apple News alerts; poor password security

The Fast Company website is finally back after being taken completely offline for eight days. The drastic action was in response to an attack which saw obscene and racist alerts pushed to Apple News.

The hackers said that unbelievably poor password security made multiple systems easy to access …

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10/06/2022 01:47 AM
iPhone 14 Plus reviews: Great battery life within a familiar hardware

Apple last month introduced four new iPhones: the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. While three of these models hit stores in September, iPhone 14 Plus had its official launch slated for October 7. Now the first iPhone 14 Plus reviews are here, and they make it clear that this phone is all about great battery life within a familiar hardware.

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10/05/2022 09:18 PM
Accessory makers begin selling cases for redesigned 10th-gen iPad ahead of official announcement

Apple has been rumored to introduce new iPad models later this month, which has even been corroborated by 9to5Mac. Now, accessory makers have begun selling cases for a redesigned (and non-existent) 10th-generation iPad ahead of the official launch, which suggests that the new products are indeed coming soon.

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10/05/2022 08:07 PM
Facebook is making it easier for users to decide what content they want to see in their feed

Facebook on Wednesday announced an update to its platform that will make it easier for users to decide what content they want to see in their feeds. With today’s changes, the social network offers new ways to help users discover posts that are relevant to them.

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10/05/2022 07:00 PM
macOS 13 Ventura includes new wallpaper, and you can download it right here [U: More wallpapers]

Apple announced at WWDC 2022 the next version of the Mac operating system, which is called macOS Ventura (or macOS 13). The update adds even more connectivity features between the Mac and iOS devices, as well as other enhancements to system apps. There’s also a beautiful new wallpaper, which you can download here for your devices.

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10/05/2022 05:38 PM
9to5Mac Daily: October 5, 2022 – No TSMC discount for Apple

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10/05/2022 05:31 PM
How to use the Apple Watch Ultra Action button with third-party apps

Apple Watch Ultra is the first wearable from the company with an additional button beyond the Digital Crown and side button. While the Action button by default opens the Workout app it can work with other apps that build in support. Here’s how to use the Apple Watch Ultra Action button with third-party apps.

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10/05/2022 04:41 PM
Apple Watch overheats on customer’s wrist before blowing up and prompting ER visit

An Apple Watch Series 7 user is speaking out after their device overheated, started smoking, and eventually exploded. The case was brought to Apple’s attention and the company confirmed it would investigate what happened. At the same time, however, Apple also attempted to coerce the user into staying silent and not sharing the story.

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10/05/2022 04:31 PM
Instagram bug affecting some users causing iOS app to crash on opening [U: Fixed]

An Instagram bug that causes the iOS app to crash on opening has been affecting a number of users on Wednesday. On the web, a few users shared their reports of the bug, which doesn’t seem to be widespread at this point – but has still been annoying some iPhone users.

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10/05/2022 03:37 PM
Ventura adds dynamic wallpaper and new screensaver as macOS 13 readies for release

We’re 20 days shy of macOS 12 Monterey turning a year old, and that means macOS 13 Ventura is just around the corner. This week’s macOS 13 beta version includes a couple finishing touches that signal Apple’s readiness to ship.

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10/05/2022 03:28 PM
Twitter now lets anyone combine GIFs, videos, and images in the same tweet

Having the ability to post images, videos, and GIFs on Twitter is not something new. However, users have never had the option to combine all these options in the same tweet – until now. The platform announced on Wednesday that, starting today, anyone can combine different types of media when posting a new tweet.

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10/05/2022 02:32 PM
Night mode on iPhone: How to use it and best shots we’ve seen

Night mode continues to be one of the iPhone’s most impressive camera system features. After asking the 9to5Mac community on Twitter to reply with their best nighttime shots, I gathered the top comments and what I thought was the most awe-inspiring. Here’s how to use Night mode and the best photos I’ve seen with it.

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10/05/2022 01:50 PM
This guy mowed his lawn for the ultimate Apple Watch Ultra GPS test

We’ve seen some incredibly extreme Apple Watch Ultra tests, but nothing comes close to this one. Reddit user suburbandad1999 endured the workout that we all dread: mowing the lawn. The results are actually fascinating for seeing how the new GPS in Apple Watch Ultra performs.

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10/05/2022 01:41 PM
Best USB-C and Thunderbolt displays for Mac

USB-C/Thunderbolt display options have really grown over the last couple of years. While Apple’s Pro Display XDR isn’t the best fit for most Mac users at $5,000+, it now offers the more affordable Studio Display. And there are also lots of solid choices from LG, Samsung, BenQ, and more. Let’s look at the best USB-C/Thunderbolt displays available in the $400-$1,600 range.

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10/05/2022 01:16 PM
watchOS 9.1 beta 4 update is now available to developers

Following the release of the fourth beta of iOS 16.1 on Tuesday, Apple has now released watchOS 9.1 beta 4 for developers. The update comes to improve the stability of the Apple Watch operating system – which is now in its ninth version.

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10/05/2022 12:02 PM
Wednesday’s best deals: M2 MacBook Pro $200 off, Anker iPhone 14 essentials from $16, more

Wednesday has arrived and is bringing in a fresh selection discounts on the latest from Apple and more. Kicking things off, we have the second-best prices yet on M2 MacBook Pro models at $200 off. Not to mention, there’s Anker iPhone 14 essentials from $16 as well as Apple’s official Leather Link Watch bands at $60. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

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10/05/2022 11:34 AM
Apple isn’t selling its own lanyard for AirPods Pro 2; here are some other options

AirPods Pro 2 is already out. One of the interesting features of this product is that a lanyard can hold it, so customers can lock their earbuds on their bags, jeans, or hands. While Apple is not planning to make its own AirPods Pro 2 lanyard – probably fearing the enormous success it had with the Polishing Cloth and customers having to wait months to get their own – here are some options to better protect your new wireless earbuds.

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10/05/2022 09:55 AM
Elon Musk Twitter saga: Banks sweating, employees resigned, likely implications

Season one of the Elon Musk Twitter saga drew to a close yesterday when the billionaire announced that he would proceed with his promised purchase, and the company accepted.

But there’s much more to come, of course, even if there is no surprise twist. The latest fun begins with banks starting to sweat over the terms of their own involvement…

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10/05/2022 09:50 AM
Apple AirPods Pro 2 review – fitness tested!

The have finally received an update this year with the release of the second generation. There have been a large number of improvements made, including stronger active noise cancellation, an increased battery life, and better sound quality.

But how do the second-generation Apple AirPods Pro hold up for exercise? Read below to to get our review after taking them through over a dozen workouts!

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10/05/2022 08:48 AM
Apple US manufacturing operations double, but likely mostly small-scale test production

On paper, Apple US manufacturing operations doubled between 2020 and 2021 – but the likely reality is that the vast majority of US production is carried out on a small scale, for test purposes.

The number of US manufacturing sites among Apple’s suppliers increased from 25 to 48 in the course of a year, according to the company’s latest supplier list …

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10/05/2022 08:35 AM
Do iPhone 13 cases fit the iPhone 14?

If you just picked up your new iPhone 14 or iPhone 14 Pro, you might be wondering if your existing iPhone 13 case will fit the iPhone 14. Unfortunately, Apple has made enough changes to this year’s iPhone 14 models that you’ll need to buy new cases alongside your new iPhone this year. Here are the details.

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10/05/2022 07:32 AM
AirPods to be made in India for the first time, in Apple’s latest diversification move

Some AirPods and Beats headphones are to be made in India for the first time, as Apple continues a gradual reduction of its dependence on China for product manufacturing.

AirPods production is predominantly split between Foxconn and Luxshare, and a report today says that Apple has instructed both companies to move some of their assembly work to India …

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10/04/2022 09:19 PM
Concept imagines a dedicated Apple Sports app for iOS and watchOS

Apple has been investing more in sports content recently. This year, the company made a deal with Major League Baseball to broadcast games every Friday on Apple TV+. As rumors suggest that this is just the beginning, designer Parker Ortolani has made a concept imagining a dedicated Apple Sports app for iOS and watchOS.

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10/04/2022 07:01 PM
Apple reportedly agrees to TSMC chip price increase after saying it wouldn’t

A report from Economic Daily News last week revealed that TSMC told Apple that it would increase the price of the company’s chip production for 2023, but Apple reportedly rejected the new prices. However, Economic Daily News is now back with a new report, this time saying that Apple has decided to agree to price increases for TSMC’s chips.

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10/04/2022 05:18 PM
Remind Later with Mail: How to get more efficient with email in iOS 16

The Mail app gets some nice improvements with iOS 16. One of the headlining features is the ability to set a future reminder for an email. Read along for a look at how it works to Remind Later with Mail on iPhone.

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10/04/2022 04:28 PM
9to5Mac Daily: October 4, 2022 – AirPods Pro, Will Smith’s return, Elon buying Twitter (again)

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10/04/2022 03:56 PM
WhatsApp for iPhone to block screenshots for ‘View Once’ images and videos

WhatsApp last year introduced a new option called “View Once” to let users send photos and videos that disappear after they’re opened, similar to what you can do in apps like Snapchat and Instagram. Now the platform wants to take that feature even further, this time blocking screenshots and screen recordings for “View Once” images and videos.

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10/04/2022 02:39 PM
iOS 16.1 beta 4 removes ‘Adaptive Transparency’ toggle for older AirPods Pro and Max

With the release of iOS 16.1 beta 3 last week, owners of the first-generation AirPods Pro and AirPods Max noticed that the update enabled the “Adaptive Transparency” option for these earphones. While it was unclear whether the feature was actually coming to older AirPods or not, Apple has now removed the option with iOS 16.1 beta 4, confirming that it was just a bug.

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10/04/2022 02:30 PM
Review: Courant MAG:2 offers a minimalist sculptural take on an iPhone and AirPods charger

Luxury Apple accessory maker Courant recently launched its newest charger as the follow-up and bigger brother to MAG:1. MAG:2 features MagSafe compatibility with a minimalist sculptural metal and leather or soft-touch plastic and cloth design. Here’s what I discovered after going hands-on with this unique dual-charger.

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10/04/2022 02:18 PM
Apple hit with US Labor Board complaint in NYC as unionization efforts continue

Apple has seen a growing amount of negative feedback from its retail staff this year about working conditions and compensation in its retail stores. Efforts to unionize have ranged from its NYC Grand Central store to Atlanta, Oklahoma, Glasgow, UK, and more. Now the US Labor Board has issued an official complaint against Apple in NYC.

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10/04/2022 01:06 PM
iOS 16.1 beta 4 now available as public release quickly approaches

iOS 16.1 beta 4 is now rolling out to developers as Apple prepares for a broader release sometime this fall. iOS 16.1 adds a number of new features to the iPhone, including Live Activities, Clean Energy Charging, changes to the Lock Screen, a redesigned battery percentage icon, and more.

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10/04/2022 12:38 PM
More ads are coming to Instagram, including your profile feed

Even more ads will soon start appearing in your Instagram feed, Meta announced today. With these changes, advertisers will now be able to place ads on the Explore homepage as well as directly in profile feeds. The addition of more ads comes as Instagram continues to face backlash for recent changes…

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10/04/2022 12:33 PM
Everything we know about the M2 Pro and M2 Max 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro

Apple is expected to release the first revision to the 2021 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro as soon as this month. Here’s everything we expect to see with the M2 Pro chip and M2 Max chip MacBook Pro notebooks so far.

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10/04/2022 12:26 PM
Elon Musk swears he really wants to buy Twitter this time [Update: Twitter intends to accept]

It’s been a roller coaster ride between Elon Musk and Twitter this year with the Tesla CEO giving up on the acquisition back in July. Days after, Twitter sued Musk for breach of contract. Now in the latest chapter of the saga, Musk has sent a letter to Twitter with a proposal to go through with the $44 billion purchase.

Update 12:26 pm PT: Via Walter Bloomberg, a Twitter spokesperson has shared “the intention of the company is to close the transaction at $54.20 per share.”

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10/04/2022 12:00 PM
Apple-backed Matter smart home standard officially launches as iOS 16.1 adds support

The long-running push for the launch of the new smart home standard Matter is taking a big step forward. The Connectivity Standards Alliance announced today that it, along with members of the alliance, are formally releasing the Matter 1.0 standard and certification program.

This opens the door to official product certification for the first Matter accessories, and it comes as the latest iOS 16.1 betas add support for the technology.

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10/04/2022 11:58 AM
Deals: Apple Watch clearance sale, Belkin 15W MagSafe iPhone 14 charger $85, more

All of today’s best deals are now up for the taking and headlined by a clearance sale at Woot, discounting Apple Watch models to all-time lows. Plus, you can score the best prices yet on official iPhone SE 3 silicone cases from $21 while locking in a rare chance to save on Belkin’s 2-in-1 MagSafe 15W Charger. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

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10/04/2022 10:37 AM
‘Storming’ iPhone 14 Pro demand sees assembler Foxconn set new record revenue

Analysts have given conflicting views on iPhone 14 sales, but lead assembly partner Foxconn has reported a new monthly revenue record on the back of “storming” iPhone 14 Pro demand.

The company said that it is positive on the outlook for the current quarter, though remains cautious about the potential impact of continuing supply chain issues and inflation …

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10/04/2022 09:43 AM
Samsung chipmaking plans could see it competing with TSMC for Apple’s business

Samsung chipmaking plans revealed today suggest that the company may be hoping to compete with TSMC for Apple’s A-series and M-series chip business.

The Korean company is not only targeting 3nm processes and beyond, but also plans to make these new advanced chips in the US …

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10/04/2022 09:00 AM
Spark mail gets major productivity update with new Home Screen, Smart Inbox, email blocking, more

Readdle is out with a major update for its popular Spark email client today. The release brings a slew of updates and fresh features like a new Home Screen, Smart Inbox, Priority Email, Set Aside feature, Command Center, “Gatekeeper” email blocking, and much more. And for the first time, Spark is expanding beyond Mac, iOS, and Android and is now available on Windows.

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10/04/2022 09:00 AM
Mosyle Embark aims to make setting up a Mac at work as easy and intuitive as possible

Mosyle has designed a new Mac workflow tool called Mosyle Embark that guides employees during the configuration of their new computer and informs them about policies. This allows IT teams to enhance protection and compliance from the start. Read on to learn more about it, and when it will be available to use for enterprise IT managers managing Apple devices.

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10/04/2022 08:57 AM
iPhone 14 Action Mode test against GoPro Hero 11 unsurprisingly shows mixed results

An iPhone 14 Action Mode test put the new feature up against the current leading action cam, the .

It’s not a fair fight, of course. The iPhone 14 has to do it all, while the GoPro only has to do one thing well – but it’s still interesting to see where the iPhone held up against the competition, and where it didn’t …

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10/04/2022 07:59 AM
USB-C iPhone will be a legal requirement in Europe by 2024, as law finally passes

We reported back in June that USB-C iPhones would become mandatory from 2024 for all models sold in Europe, as the European Union reached an agreement on a common charging port for all smartphones.

We said then that although a full vote of the European Parliament was required, it was certain to pass – and the EU has today confirmed that this did indeed happen …

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10/04/2022 07:22 AM
App Store revenue last month experienced its biggest drop in seven years

Apple’s App Store revenue fell by 5% year-on-year in September, with games revenue down by 14%, according to Sensor Tower analytics.

Morgan Stanley, which carried out financial modeling based on the data, said that this was the biggest drop seen since it first started tracking, back in 2015. The fall is likely explained by two factors …

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10/04/2022 05:00 AM
Apple @ Work Podcast: October is coming with Tom Bridge from JumpCloud

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10/03/2022 08:01 PM
PSA: iOS 16 has a limit to how many custom lock screens users can create

One of the key features of iOS 16 is the new, customizable iPhone lock screen. It lets users create multiple sets with different wallpapers, font settings, and even widgets. However, despite having multiple customization options, the latest version of iPhone’s operating system won’t let you create as many custom lock screens as you want.

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10/03/2022 06:23 PM
Apple TV+ Guide: Every Apple TV show and movie available now

Apple TV+ offers exclusive Apple original TV shows and movies in 4K HDR quality. You can watch across all of your screens and pick up where you left off on any device. Apple TV+ costs $4.99 per month. Here’s every Apple original television show and movie available now on Apple TV+, as well as the latest trailers …
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10/03/2022 05:16 PM
Zillow now lets iOS users explore a neighborhood with Apple Maps’ Look Around feature

Zillow, a popular US real estate platform, announced on Monday an update to its iOS app that makes it even more integrated with Apple services. iPhone and iPad users now will be able to explore the surroundings of a neighborhood directly in Zillow’s app using Apple Maps’ Look Around feature.

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10/03/2022 03:48 PM
9to5Mac Daily: October 3, 2022 – iPhone Touch ID, metaverse mystery, more

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10/03/2022 03:12 PM
Adaptive Transparency isn’t actually coming to older AirPods despite iOS 16.1 beta setting

Last week, an odd story emerged on Reddit when original AirPods Pro users noticed that the latest iOS 16.1 beta had added Adaptive Transparency to the first-generation model. As we speculated at the time, this appears to be a bug and it seems like the next beta iOS 16.1 will remove the toggle from the Settings app altogether.

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10/03/2022 02:40 PM
watchOS 10 concept flexes ‘Rest mode’ for fitness, exclusive Apple Watch Ultra features, more

Now that Apple has released its latest round of major software updates, including watchOS 9 and iOS 16, Apple fans are shifting their focus to what’s next. A new concept from Parker Ortolani imagines what Apple could have in store for watchOS 10, with a focus on new features for Apple Watch Ultra, Live Activities, and more.

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10/03/2022 01:30 PM
How to use Apple Watch Ultra 2,000 nits or Series 8 1,000 nits screen brightness

Want to take advantage of Apple’s brightest screen yet on the Ultra? Or get your Apple Watch Series 8, SE, or earlier Apple Watch up to the full 1,000 nits? Here’s how to turn up Apple Watch screen brightness plus a couple of details to keep in mind.

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10/03/2022 01:00 PM
Kandji announces new Device Harmony platform to streamline Mac IT and infosec operations

After launching in 2019, to help organizations manage their Apple fleet, Kandji went to work on solving additional problems. Today, Kandji announced its new Device Harmony platform, which is aimed at bridging the gap between enterprise IT and InfoSec teams, so they can truly work together to keep every Apple user secure and productive.

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10/03/2022 12:59 PM
US Supreme Court puts Apple vs. Qualcomm battle to rest (again)

Apple has lost its bid to cancel two Qualcomm patents for the second time since June. The US Supreme Court has again declined to hear Apple’s argument because the two companies have already reached a settlement.

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10/03/2022 12:30 PM
Apple presses on with Will Smith film ‘Emancipation,’ theatrical and TV+ release set

Deciding what to do with Will Smith’s latest film Emancipation hasn’t been simple for Apple. The actor’s infamous television appearance during which he slapped comedian Chris Rock on stage at The Oscars in March complicated things; now the verdict is in for how the company has chosen to handle the movie.

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10/03/2022 12:21 PM
IKEA DIRIGERA smart home hub with Matter support slated for November with ~$60 price

Back in May, IKEA teased an overhauled smart home hub with Matter support for cross-platform connectivity, plus a brand-new app for an improved experience with its smart home products. Now early listings for the DIRIGERA have popped up giving us a look at the price, release date, and more.

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10/03/2022 12:09 PM
Gmail and Google News updates add iOS 16 Lock Screen widgets

Following Chrome and Google Drive last week, Google has rolled out the iOS 16 Lock Screen widget updates to Gmail and Google News.

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10/03/2022 12:03 PM
Apple Watch Series 8 first discounts from $659, Samsung monitors, more in Monday’s best deals

All of today’s best discounts are now going live to kick off this fine Monday, with some of the very first Apple Watch Series 8 deals leading the way. Pricing now starts at $659 on cellular models, which are joined by a chance to save on Samsung’s M8 AirPlay 2 Smart Monitor at $120 off. Plus, you can score a new all-time low on Razer’s Kishi MFi iPhone controller at $45. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

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10/03/2022 10:45 AM
Chase offering up to 50% bonus when redeeming points for Apple products [U]

Update October 3, 2022: Chase says the launch of this promotion has been delayed. It will now start on October 15.

Chase is once again launching one of its more lucrative credit card promotions for those shopping at Apple. Starting today through November 30, Chase is offering boosted redemption values when cardholders use Ultimate Rewards points to shop at Apple. The exact values vary depending on which Chase card you have.

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10/03/2022 10:43 AM
Apple and University of Illinois working with Meta, Google, and more on Speech Accessibility Project

Apple and the University of Illinois are teaming up with Google, Meta, and more tech companies to collaborate on something called the Speech Accessibility Project. The goal of the initiative is to study and improve how artificial intelligence algorithms can be tuned to improve voice recognition for users with diseases that affect speech, including ALS and Down Syndrome.

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10/03/2022 10:32 AM
Apple and Amazon antitrust fines canceled by Italian court after companies appealed

An Apple and Amazon antitrust investigation in Italy last year found both companies guilty of price-fixing, fining them $225M. Both companies appealed, and a court has now cancelled the fines.

The basis of the decision has not yet been announced, and Apple had not commented at the time of writing …

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10/03/2022 10:14 AM
Apple CEO Tim Cook visits with Pope Francis at the Vatican

As part of his trek through Europe, Apple CEO Tim Cook has paid a visit to the Vatican to meet with Pope Francis. Details about what exactly the two discussed during the visit are unclear, but there was a “private audience” in attendance, according to the Vatican.

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10/03/2022 10:08 AM
Apple Music crosses 100 million songs milestone; over 3x growth since original launch

Apple is out with a new press release this morning touting a milestone for Apple Music. The company says that Apple Music now offers an expansive library with over 100 million songs. With this, however, Apple says that it’s focus on human curation has never been stronger…

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10/03/2022 09:20 AM
Working for Apple: Tim Cook shares five traits the company seeks

If you have the dream of working for Apple, you can’t get much more help than the company’s CEO telling you exactly what the company looks for when hiring.

Tim Cook says that they seek out five traits, and have found that a very good formula when it comes to new hires …

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10/03/2022 08:37 AM
M2 Extreme chip in upcoming Mac Pro could get 48-core CPU, 160-core GPU, 384GB RAM

We don’t yet know exactly what Apple has planned for the upcoming Apple Silicon Mac Pro model, but Macworld has been doing some speculating, based on extrapolating from the M1 journey.

It suggests that next year might see the release of an M2 Extreme chip, to power a new Mac Pro …

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10/03/2022 08:03 AM
Rachio smart sprinkler system drops HomeKit support due to unsolvable ‘No Response’ errors

Rachio, maker of a popular smart sprinkler controller, has announced that it will no longer support HomeKit going forward. This decision comes after the company faced a number of challenges with its HomeKit integration, prompting complaints from users and a multi-month investigation.

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10/03/2022 07:49 AM
Pegasus spyware used against anti-corruption journalists in Mexico, despite government promises

A new report reveals that Pegasus spyware was used in Mexico after the president expressly said that the government no longer used the malware.

It was used to capture data from the phones of two journalists specialising in reporting on government corruption, as well as a prominent human rights defender …

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10/03/2022 07:12 AM
Dynamic Island UI result of years of discussion, biggest iOS change in five years – Apple execs

The Dynamic Island UI seen in the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max was the end result of years of discussion, revealed Apple VP of Human Interface Design Alan Dye.

Software engineering head Craig Federighi said that the new user interface was biggest change to iOS since those required for the iPhone X

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10/02/2022 06:26 PM
BLUETTI highlights powerful home backup and portable power stations with new solar energy solutions

With a focus on renewable energy, BLUETTI has built a solid lineup of solar power storage products for adventurers and all kinds of people who like to go off-grid. Below are some of them with home backup power stations and portable power stations for whenever you’re on the go or need extra help at home.

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10/02/2022 05:58 PM
How to turn Apple Watch haptic feedback to the max

Whether you’re missing notifications on your Apple Watch or just prefer to get more noticeable haptic feedback, read along for how to turn up Apple Watch vibrations.

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10/02/2022 09:05 AM
Report: Apple unlikely to bring Touch ID back to the iPhone despite testing it

Face ID replaced Touch ID on the iPhone starting with the iPhone X in 2017. Since then, there have been scattered rumors about Apple potentially adding Touch ID back to the iPhone, but nothing has actually come to fruition.

Now, a new report from Bloomberg says that while Apple has tested adding Touch ID back to the iPhone, it’s unlikely to actually happen anytime soon.

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10/02/2022 08:12 AM
Best iPhone 14 cases available for purchase [Updated: Fabric-wrapped, new designs, more]

Our yearly roundup of the best iPhone 14 cases is here with new updates waiting for you below. With pre-order dates set on Apple’s latest releases, it’s time to dive into some of the best iPhone 14 cases out there from wallet covers and eco-friendly leather to protective sheaths, branding-free clear options, creative designs, natural wood, and more. The official Apple silicone, leather, and clear MagSafe iPhone 14 cases are live alongside the new 2022 collections from our favorite brands, and you’ll find everything ready and waiting down below (be sure to check back for more in the coming weeks and months). Hit the jump for a closer look at the best iPhone 14 cases, including base model, iPhone 14 Plus, Pro, and Pro Max options, now available for purchase. 

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10/01/2022 07:00 AM
Apple @ Work: XCreds supercharges your Mac login window

The lines between logging into your Mac, signing into your cloud-based apps, and signing into identity providers have certainly been blurred in recent years. Many organizations have deployed solutions tied in with your device management solution, and those work great. There’s another option on the market now, and it’s called XCreds. XCreds is a streamlined app aimed at keeping your macOS login password in sync with Azure Active Directory, Google Cloud, Okta, or any OpenID Connect password.

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09/30/2022 07:45 PM
Twitter rolling out TikTok-like full-screen vertical videos to iOS users

At this point, you can’t deny that vertical videos are here to stay, and more platforms are focusing on such content following the success of TikTok. This time, Twitter is the one to follow in the footsteps of the competing social network. The company announced this week that it is now rolling full-screen vertical videos out to iOS users.

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09/30/2022 06:09 PM
9to5Mac Happy Hour 401: More iPhone 14 Pro thoughts, Stage Manager changes, October event rumors

Benjamin and Zac have more to say about the iPhone 14 Pro, with another week of usage under their belts. They also dissect what’s new in the iOS 16.1 beta including the policy changes surrounding Stage Manager on iPad. There’s also rumors about the hardware products we expect to see before the end of the year, and whether they’ll arrive via an October media event or press release.

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09/30/2022 03:50 PM
iPhone 6 is now considered a ‘Vintage’ product by Apple

iPhone 6 will certainly remain in the memory of many Apple users as it was the company’s first smartphone with a considerably larger display than its predecessors. The phone was discontinued a few years ago, but it still gets security patches and technical support from Apple – perhaps not for much longer. Apple has now added the iPhone 6 to its list of “vintage” products.

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09/30/2022 03:19 PM
Apple Watch cycling metrics: Hands-on with new Workout features in watchOS 9

A variety of handy new cycling features come with watchOS 9. From heart rate zones, splits, a pacer, custom workouts, and more, the Workout app offers a new experience when tracking rides. Here’s a hands-on look at the new Apple Watch cycling metrics in watchOS 9.

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09/30/2022 03:00 PM
Now Playing Plus solves a corner complication on the Apple Watch

Apple Watch aficionado Craig Hockenberry of The Iconfactory has scratched his own itch with a new app we can all appreciate.

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09/30/2022 03:00 PM
HomeKit Weekly: Nanoleaf Essentials A19 is a great HomeKit Bulb with Thread support

The world of smart home lighting is getting more and more crowded. HomeKit-enabled products are popping up left and right, but that’s not always a bad thing. There are plenty of great options out there now, and Nanoleaf is one of them. Today, we’ll be looking at the newest addition to their lineup: the ! If you only read one thing about this review, know this: It’s one of the only HomeKit bulbs with Thread support.

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09/30/2022 02:16 PM
9to5Mac Daily: September 30, 2022 – Instagram third-party app, iPhone 14 ‘Max’

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09/30/2022 01:55 PM
Tim Cook in new interview: ‘I’m really not sure the average person can tell you what the metaverse is’

As he continues his travels through Europe, Apple CEO Tim Cook has sat down with the Dutch news outlet Bright for an interview. As we’ve come to expect from interviews with Tim Cook, there’s a focus on augmented reality, the importance of people learning to code, and climate change.

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09/30/2022 12:45 PM
Apple touts iPhone 14 Pro camera prowess with high-energy ‘Chase’ ad

Apple is out with its latest ad, focused on the power of its iPhone 14 Pro camera system. The high-speed ad “Chase” highlights the all-new 48MP main camera and features like Action Mode, 4K Cinematic mode, improved low-light performance, and more.

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09/30/2022 11:54 AM
Apple Watch for kids tips

Apple Watch for kids is something parents are embracing more and more. The New York Times ran a story a few weeks ago about Apple Watch adoption among children as young as five. Parents are finding the Apple Watch more appropriate for kids wanting smartphones. The Apple Watch gives kids a way to stay in touch with parents, share location, and build responsibility without the full cost and risk of a smartphone.

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09/30/2022 11:51 AM
Friday’s best deals: M1 Pro MacBook Pros $399 off, Leather Link Apple Watch bands from $60, more

It is Friday, once again! And we’re rounding up all of today’s best deals as we head into the weekend with Apple’s M1 Pro MacBook Pros sitting at $399 off. That’s alongside Apple’s Magic Keyboard for 12.9-inch iPad Pro at $49 off and official Leather Link Apple Watch bands from $60. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

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09/30/2022 11:41 AM
How to turn on Apple Watch Low Power Mode and what you give up to use it

A valuable new feature that’s arrived for Apple Watch Series 4 and later with watchOS 9 is Low Power Mode. When needed, that means up to 2x longer battery life for the wearables. Here’s how to turn on Apple Watch Lower Power mode plus extra details on how it works and everything you give up when using it.

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09/30/2022 10:48 AM
Apple Music exclusively streaming Billie Eilish’s full O2 Arena concert, here’s how to watch

Apple is once again teaming up with Billie Eilish, this time to exclusively stream her concert from the O2 Arena in London on Apple Music. This is the latest expansion of the Apple Music Live initiative by Apple, which has previously offered exclusive concerts from the likes of Harry Styles and Luke Combs.

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09/30/2022 09:43 AM
Apple Arcade games for iPhone, Mac, Apple TV [New 9/30: GRIS+]

Apple Arcade launched with close to 100 titles and the service is seeing new games added regularly with over 200 games now in the library. Follow along with our guide on Apple Arcade games.

New for 9/30: The serene-adventure GRIS+ is the latest release.

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09/30/2022 09:34 AM
Use two-factor authentication (2FA) at all these websites

We imagine no 9to5Mac reader needs to be told to use two-factor authentication (2FA) security wherever possible, but how do you know which websites support it … ?

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09/30/2022 09:09 AM
iPhone 14 panel orders down 38% vs. iPhone 13, iPhone 14 Pro Max production strong

We’ve heard quite a bit about how the iPhone 14 Pro models are selling better than the rest of the iPhone 14 lineup. Now, Display Supply Chain Consultants analyst Ross Young has some additional data, this time focused on iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro shipments in comparison to last year’s iPhone 13 lineup.

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09/30/2022 08:35 AM
Self-harm content led to death of 14-year-old girl; Meta and Pinterest admit failings

Exposure to a massive amount of self-harm content on both Instagram and Pinterest played a key role in the death of 14-year-old Molly Russell, concluded an inquest.

Executives from both social media companies have admitted that the teenager was exposed to material she should not have been able to see, and apologized for the failings …

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