Apple Might Soon Be Embracing Mini-LEDs in a Major Way

Now that the transition to Apple Silicon is well underway, it seems like Apple could be gearing up for a rapid shift to mini-LED displays too.Read more...
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Amazon’s Lord of the Rings Series Reveals 20 New Cast Members

Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series reveals 20 new cast members Amazon Studios today announces twenty additional cast members joining the ensemble cast of the Amazon Original series based on the iconic The Lord of the Rings novels by J.R.R. Tolkien. The newly revealed cast members, including Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter star Benjamin Walker, will join the previously announced global cast and crew, currently filming in New Zealand. PB = PB || {}; P...
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Older people are spending more on video games and playing more during the pandemic than ever before

Gorodenkoff/Shutterstock As the impacts of the coronavirus continue in the US, more people than ever are playing video games. That's especially true with people aged 35 and up, according to a new study from the NPD Group. Most notably, the demographic that reported the greatest overall increase were people between 45 and 54 years old. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In March 2020, as the coronavirus began to rapidly spread across the United States, the video game busi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Gaming, Microsoft, Video Games, Entertainment, US, Trends, Smartphone, Pc, Steam, Playstation, United States, Sony, Nintendo, World Health Organization

Apple Launches Redesigned Accessibility Site and New Support Videos

Apple today is honoring International Day of Persons with Disabilities with a re-launch of its Accessibility site and a new collection of tutorial videos highlighting the accessibility features of its software. As spotted by iMore, the redesigned site is made up of four broad sections that showcase many of the accessibility features across Apple's product range, with new categories covering vision, mobility, hearing, and cognitive features. The vision section covers several iOS features such...
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Multiple iPhone 12 Users Report Sudden Drops in 5G and LTE Cellular Coverage

Since Apple launched the iPhone 12 in October, an increasing number of users of the new smartphone have been reporting persistent drops in cellular coverage. Multiple reports of dropped 5G and LTE connectivity have appeared on Reddit, on Apple's support forums, and on the , with many people suffering issues when walking or in transit and some seeing the same problem when stationary. Several users report suddenly losing all reception bars and seeing a "no service" message on their ‌iPhone ...
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Family Sharing for App Store Subscriptions Now Available

iPhone and iPad users who share apps with their families through Apple's Family Sharing feature can now share subscription apps as well. In the App Store settings under "Subscriptions," there's a "Share New Subscriptions" setting that appears to be enabled automatically, allowing subscription apps to be shared among family members. The new option is available on the current release version of iOS, iOS 14.2. Apple announced subscription sharing options as part of iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and macOS ...
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Want your iPhone 12 to come with a charger? Go to Brazil

In September, Apple said that it’ll stop shipping a power brick with the Apple Watch. The next month, the company followed it up by removing the wall charger from the iPhone 12 range. While consumers around the world were not happy with the decision, there was nothing they could do. However, a decision by the consumer protection agency in Brazil will force the company to ship iPhones with the wall charger included. Procon-SP, the consumer interest agency for Sao Paulo state, asked Apple to provi...
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$299 'Wristcam' Adds a Pair of Cameras to Your Apple Watch

The Apple Watch has never included a camera, likely due to battery life and space concerns. A new Apple Watch product aims to address that lack by introducing a wrist-worn camera that works with the Apple Watch. The Apple-certified Wristcam attaches to the Apple Watch in the form of a band that adds a rather large camera set to the top of the Apple Watch. It's quite thick and bulky, but can capture 1080p video and 4K resolution stills. There's an 8-megapixel "world-facing" camera and a 2-megapi...
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Amazon iOS Users Can Now Text Alexa Questions and Requests

Amazon has added a new feature to its Alexa app for iOS devices, which is designed to allow users to type Alexa commands rather than having to use voice commands to interact with the personal assistant. In a statement provided to The Verge, Amazon says that Type with Alexa is a new feature that's available as of today in public preview capacity in the United States. Alexa iOS users can type anything that would normally require a voice command into the app. Type to Alexa can be accessed by ta...
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Telegram Beta Becomes First Third-Party App to Use Announce Messages With Siri

The latest beta of messaging app Telegram supports Apple's Announce Messages with Siri feature on AirPods, allowing users to listen and reply to new messages without an iPhone or iPad handy (via The 8-Bit). Announce Messages with ‌Siri‌ reads an incoming message to a user's headphones when they are connected to an ‌iPhone‌ or ‌iPad‌ and their device is locked. When a new message arrives, ‌Siri‌ plays a tone, announces the sender's name, and reads the message. There is then the option to reply...
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Apple's new iPad strikes the right balance of power and affordability, making it the best value for most people

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Lisa Eadicicco/Business Insider With long battery life, a fairly new Apple processor, and a high-quality screen, Apple's $329 iPad is the best value in its tablet lineup. It lacks some of the more premium features found on the iPad Air, like a nearly borderless design and more colorful screen, but it nails the basics.The biggest drawback is that the iPad only comes with 32GB at the base level, whic...
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Apple Could Be Forced to Include a Charger with Every iPhone Sold in Brazil

Apple will be required to include a power adapter with every iPhone sold in São Paulo, Brazil, the state's consumer protection agency has declared. The public agency Procon-SP contacted Apple in October and asked the company to explain why it was no longer providing charging accessories with its new iPhones. Apple responded by touting the environmental benefits of no longer including a power adapter with iPhones, noting that many users already have spare chargers, plus the move reduces carb...
Tags: Apple, France, Brazil, Sao Paulo Brazil, Procon SP

VSCO acquires mobile app Trash to expand into AI-powered video editing

VSCO, the popular photo and video editing app, today announced it has acquired AI-powered video editing app Trash, as the company pushes further into the video market. The deal will see Trash’s technology integrated into the VSCO app in the months ahead, with the goal of making it easier for users to creatively edit their videos. Trash, which was co-founded by Hannah Donovan and Genevieve Patterson, cleverly uses artificial intelligence technology to analyze multiple video clips and identify the...
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$99 Speaker Showdown: HomePod Mini vs. Amazon Echo and Google Nest Audio

Apple recently released the HomePod mini, a new $99 version of the original HomePod that's smaller, cuter, and, most importantly, competitively priced. At $99, the ‌HomePod mini‌ can better compete with affordable smart speakers from companies like Google and Amazon. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The ‌HomePod mini‌ has been praised for its high-quality sound at its price point, so we thought we'd compare it to Google's Nest Audio and Amazon's Echo to see how...
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Apple Releases Third Betas of iOS 14.3 and iPadOS 14.3 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Apple today seeded the third betas of upcoming iOS 14.3 and iPadOS 14.3 updates to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after releasing the second betas and a month after the launch of iOS and iPadOS 14.2. iOS and iPadOS 14.3 can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or over the air after the proper developer profile has been installed. The iOS 14.3 update brings the ProRAW format to the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max. ProRAW is designed for those who prefer to shoot in RAW bu...
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iOS Wi-Fi Exploit Could Have Let Hackers Remotely Access Nearby iPhones

Earlier this year, Apple patched an iOS vulnerability that potentially could have allowed hackers to remotely access nearby iPhones and gain control of their entire device. Devised by Ian Beer, a researcher at Project Zero, Google's vulnerability research team, the exploit used a vulnerability in Apple Wireless Direct Link (AWDL), Apple's proprietary mesh networking protocol that enables things like AirDrop and Sidecar to work. Beer revealed the stunning exploit on Tuesday in a 30,000-word ...
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‘Cherry’, the New Russo Brothers Movie Starring Tom Holland, Will Hit Theaters in February Before Going to Apple TV+ in March

Cherry, the first Russo Brothers movie since Avengers: Endgame, now has a release date. The pic, which stars Tom Holland as an Army vet who becomes a bank robber, will open in theaters in February 2021 before heading to Apple TV+ in March 2021. In addition to Holland, Cherry stars Ciara Bravo, Jack Reynor, Michael Rispoli, Jeff Wahlberg, Forrest Goodluck, and Michael Gandolfini, and is based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Nico Walker. The Cherry release date has finally been revealed....
Tags: Apple, Movies, Drama, Iraq, Army, Ohio, Academy Awards, Anthony, Cherry, Emily, Joe Russo, Tom Holland, Jessica Goldberg, Release Dates, The Russo Brothers, Appletv

AppleCare Memo Hints at Potential Hardware Announcement Next Tuesday

Following a busy fall season in which Apple hosted three events in as many months, the company may have one more product announcement in store this year. In an internal memo this week, obtained by MacRumors from a reliable source, Apple informed service providers that it has AppleCare-related changes planned for Tuesday, December 8 at approximately 5:30 a.m. Pacific Time. Specifically, Apple has advised technicians to prepare for new product SKUs, new/updated product descriptions, and new/upd...
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It could take 4 years to recover the 22 million jobs lost in the US during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, Moody's warns

Paul Sakuma/AP Images The 22 million US jobs that were lost during the COVID-19 pandemic in the spring won't be regained until early 2024, according to the chief economist at Moody's Analytics, part of ratings giant Moody's. Mark Zandi said the industries that have been hit hardest in the pandemic include, retail, leisure, hospitality and recreational activities. Tens of thousands of small retailers have failed or filed for bankruptcy "while the retail behemoths gobbled up market share," ...
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iOS 14.2 Quietly Added FaceTime 1080p Support to iPhone 8 and Later Models

Back in early November, Apple released iOS 14.2 and announced with it a slew of new features for iPhones, but one thing it didn't mention was the apparent addition of support for 1080p FaceTime calls on iPhone 8 and later devices. The little-known fact was discovered by MacMagazine, which found that Apple quietly updated the specs pages for devices like iPhone XR shortly after the release of iOS 14.2. Prior to the release, Apple didn't list FaceTime HD (1080p) video calls on its iPhone XR pa...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Facetime, Wi Fi, iPhone SE, iPhone 8, iPhone X, Iphone Xs, iPhone Xr, MacMagazine

‘Earth at Night in Color’ Exclusive Clip: “Refuge in the Darkness” Shows Brown Bears After Dark

Earth at Night in Color is not your average nature docuseries. The new Apple TV+ show uses special cameras and a unique editing process to capture crystal-clear footage of animals at night. Normally when shows want to do this sort of thing they rely on night vision, but the Earth at Night in Color process has bright, clear footage that would be pitch-black in other circumstances. Below, check out an Earth at Night in Color exclusive clip featuring some brown bears waking up for the evening. ...
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AWS Engineer Puts Windows 10 on Arm on Apple Mac M1 -- and It Thrashes Surface Pro X

An Amazon Web Services (AWS) virtualization engineer has shown what Windows 10 on Arm could be like if Microsoft licensed its Arm-based OS to the public rather than just to Windows 10 manufacturers. From a report: With Apple's new M1 Arm-based system on chip, Mac users who need to use Windows 10 can't run Microsoft's Arm-based version of Windows using Apple's Bootcamp. The key obstacle is that Microsoft doesn't license Windows 10 on Arm to any entities other than its own Surface group and Window...
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The AirUnleashed wirelessly charges your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods at once, but it's finicky to use and not built to last

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Simon Hill/Business Insider The AirUnleashed is a large Qi wireless charging pad with space for three devices that's designed to emulate Apple's AirPower charger.You can use this pad to simultaneously charge an iPhone, an Apple Watch, and AirPods or a second iPhone.It features an attractive, minimal design in black or white, but the need for precise placement is annoying.Read the best wireless char...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Apple Watch, Qi, Google Pixel, Simon Hill, Nomad Base Station Pro, Belkin Boost Charge, Apple Watch Mount

Daily Crunch: Apple announces its best apps of 2020

Apple releases its annual best apps list, a self-driving truck startup raises $350 million and the BioNTech/Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine gets emergency approval in the United Kingdom. This is your Daily Crunch for December 2, 2020. The big story: Apple announces its best apps of 2020 There were different winners — all selected by App Store editors — for different devices. Home workout app Wakeout! was named the iPhone App of the Year, Disney+ was the Apple TV App of the Year and the productivity a...
Tags: Apple, Google, Mobile, Apps, Disney, US, Tech, Earth, United Kingdom, Loon, Mac App, Jonathan, Virta, Virta Health, Tiktok, Daily Crunch

Kuo: Two Redesigned MacBook Pros in 2021 and New MacBook Air in 2022, All With Apple Silicon and Mini-LED Displays

Apple plans to release two redesigned MacBook Pros in 2021 and a new MacBook Air in 2022, all with mini-LED displays and Apple Silicon chips, according to TFI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In a research note to investors, seen by MacRumors, Kuo explained that two new MacBook Pro models equipped with an all-new form factor design are expected to launch in 2021, and a new "affordable" ‌MacBook Air‌ is expected in 2022, all with ‌Apple Silicon‌ chips and mini-LED displays. This appears to be ...
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Apple brought back the familiar startup chime with macOS 11. It might seem like a small change, but it's actually a big deal.

Apple's latest operating system brought back the brand's iconic chime that signals a Mac is being booted up. Apple Apple's latest operating system, macOS 11 Big Sur, brought back the signature startup chime that signals to a user that the computer is booting up. Tech columnist Jason Aten argues that while this change is simple if not unnecessary for some, it's actually more important than just a fun addition. The chime is part of Apple's identity, he says, and creating that consist...
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Consumer Group Sues Apple in Belgium and Spain Over iPhone Throttling

An EU consumer advocacy group has filed class-action lawsuits against Apple in both Belgium and Spain for "unfair and misleading commercial practices" related to the iPhone performance management system it introduced in iOS 10.2.1 without informing customers. Brought by Euroconsumers, which describes itself as the "world's leading consumer cluster organization," the suits allege that the system introduced via iOS update in order to preserve battery life amount to "planned obsolescence." In a...
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iPhone Upgrade Program Resumes in England

As England's second national lockdown comes to an end today, after four weeks of waiting, many customers enrolled in Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program are finally able to go in-store to complete their upgrade. England entered a second national lockdown on Thursday, November 5, meaning that Apple stores in England were forced to close, with some converting to a click-and-collect service only. Unlike the United States, ‌iPhone‌ Upgrade Program customers in the United Kingdom have to attend an in-...
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Italy Fines Apple $12 Million For Unfair Claims About iPhone Water Resistance

Iwastheone writes: Italian regulators have fined Apple $12 million for making misleading and unfair claims about iPhone water resistance. The fine was imposed by L'Autorita Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (AGCM), which translates literally as the guarantee authority for competition and the market. This is the competition watchdog responsible for ensuring that companies treat both consumers and competitors fairly. First, it says, Apple made water resistance claims without making it clea...
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31 work-appropriate gifts for your boss - all under $50

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. If you have a great boss, show them your appreciation with a thoughtful (but office-friendly) gift. You can do it for less than $50 with these gifts that will make their life better, both in and out of the office. Looking for more gifts from Insider Reviews? Shop gift ideas for everyone in your life here.Sign up for Insider Reviews' weekly newsletter for more buying advice and great dealsYou spend the majo...
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