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Apple Music launches 'New Music Daily' playlist

Apple Music today launched a new curated playlist on the service, called “New Music Daily”. Unlike most Apple Music human editorial playlists, New Music Daily is refreshed every single day. The debut lead single on the playlist is Taylor Swift’s “The Man”, from her brand new album, and the cover art also features a photo … → Read More

You can now order Powerbeats Pro in moss, ivory and navy colors

The Powerbeats Pro have been available in black since May, but it has taken Apple a few more months to get the other colors out the door … Today, you can now order the Powerbeats Pro truly wireless earphones in moss green, bone white ivory, and navy blue colorways. The Apple Store is currently quoting … → Read More

Apple registers new (16-inch?) MacBook Pro and Apple Watch models in Eurasian database

Apple has just registered a lot of products with the Eurasian Economic Commission database, from iPads to Watches to iPhones and even the iPod touch. However, most of these filings do not represent new products and are merely updating the database to account for the fact that these hardware models will soon ship with new … → Read More

Photoshop for iPad begins beta testing ahead of public release

Adobe has started private beta testing of Photoshop CC for iPad. When the application was announced back in October 2018, Adobe promised a 2019 launch. Adobe has now sent out TestFlight builds to its invite group, which suggests it is approaching a shippable version… Whilst Adobe has not expounded on the original 2019 time frame, … → Read More

Another report claims iPhone 11 will bundle USB-C charger in the box

With the iPhone 11 announcement only a couple of weeks away now, the hype train is getting to its peak. We believe Apple will officially unveil the new 2019 iPhone lineup at a media event on September 10, but official press invites have not yet been sent out to confirm the date. Today, ChargerLAB claimed … → Read More

Apple launches Twitter account for the Apple Card

Apple has launched a Twitter account dedicated to its credit card service, the Apple Card. You can follow the account @AppleCard on Twitter. Apple has an interesting relationship with social media. In some areas, it is very connected. For example, whilst it owns an @Apple company account, it never tweets from it. Instead, the @Apple … → Read More

How to add an Infrared remote-controlled accessory to your HomeKit smart home

Theoretically, HomeKit supports fans as a smart home accessory. There are some HomeKit ceiling fans already on sale, but what I’ve been holding out for is a HomeKit tower fan for my office. Unfortunately, there aren’t really any to speak of. After years of waiting, and a particularly hot summer, I gave up and explored … → Read More

macOS Catalina Home app adds new icon options for HomeKit lights and plugs

The new macOS beta released today includes a nice little surprise for HomeKit users: new icon options for HomeKit lights, smart outlets, and fans. It seems that the beta 6 build of Catalina actually includes a newer build of the Home app than what it is included on iPhone and iPad with iOS 13 beta … → Read More

watchOS 6 assets reveal new Apple Watch models coming in titanium and ceramic cases

Apple is continuing its asset leak spree. We already saw an iPhone asset in iOS 13 beta 7 that seemingly confirmed the date of the iPhone event, and now iHelpBR has found assets that show new Apple Watch models is on the way. The images indicate Apple is about to launch a new ceramic Apple … → Read More

Report: iPhone 11 to use same OLED display materials as Samsung Galaxy S10 and Note 10

According to a South Korea industry report, Apple is set to use the same OLED display panel materials for the iPhone 11 as is found in the Samsung Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy Note 10. For the iPhone X and iPhone XS, Apple used a distinct set of materials — presumably custom chosen by Apple … → Read More

App Store Today editorial stories are now available on the web in full

Apple has recently updated its App Store Preview pages for stories to allow users to view the full content of stories from inside their desktop web browser. App Store stories have always been shareable as links, but the web version was just a title and a navigation link to ‘open this story in the App … → Read More

Case maker expecting 'iPhone 11', 'iPhone 11 Pro' and 'iPhone 11 Pro Max' brand names

As we get closer to the iPhone September launch window, iPhone naming speculation ramps up. We have heard the iPhone Pro moniker being bandied about from other sources, and it seems case makers agree. ESR, which sells a multitude of iPhone cases on Amazon and other outlets, is currently betting on the names ‘iPhone 11’, … → Read More

Analyst predicts simultaneous iPhone 11 release date for all three models

We obviously expect Apple to announce its new iPhone 11 lineup next month, as it has hosted a September iPhone media event every year since 2012. An analyst at Wedbush today reports that his latest checks indicate that all three new iPhone 11 models will also be released in September too, successors to the iPhone … → Read More

Apple shares sneak peek trailer for 'The Morning Show', launching on Apple TV+ this fall

Apple today shared a minute-long trailer for its upcoming Apple TV+ drama ‘The Morning Show’. Apple TV+ is Apple’s original content video subscription service, first previewed at the March event, and is set to launch this fall. The Morning Show is a drama starring Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carell. It is said to … → Read More

iPhone Pro? Leaker suggests marketing name of iPhone 11

In an interesting proposition, an anonymous Twitter user who leaked many accurate details about the iPhone XS and iPad lineup this morning tweeted a suggestion as to the iPhone 11 naming scheme. CoinX says rhetorically that Apple will use the Pro suffix branding for the new iPhone. The source previously corrected named the iPhone XS, … → Read More

Apple says 88% of all iPhones and iPads now running iOS 12, as iOS 13 release nears

Apple has today updated its iOS version statistics for developers. Apple publishes these numbers every few months based on usage traffic to the App Store. The company says that 88% of all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models are now running iOS 12. That proportion rises to 90% if counting only devices released in the … → Read More

Apple Card rollout starts today, first invites being sent out to users

Apple has officially started the Apple Card rollout. Apple will send out invites to a select group of customers today, who showed interest in Apple Card by filling out the ‘Notify Me’ form on the Apple website (via TechCrunch). Invited users to the Apple Card Preview will be able to sign up for the card … → Read More

Apple shares series of how-to videos explaining how to set up and use Apple Card

Apple has just shared a flurry of videos to its YouTube channel, detailing the set up process for Apple Card, the physical titanium card activation, and how to use Apple Card to buy things. It seems that the launch of Apple Card is indeed imminent, as Apple prepares its support documentation and onboarding resources. There … → Read More

Apple Card onboarding website goes live ahead of launch, includes how to setup video

The website for the Apple Card onboarding process has now gone live ahead of the much-anticipated credit card’s public launch. Tim Cook has previously said that the Apple Card rollout will begin in August. The page says users can setup on any iPhone and iPad with Face ID or Touch ID (apart from iPhone 5s). iPad users … → Read More

Kuo: Apple to release iPhone with both Face ID and under-screen Touch ID in 2021

Ming-Chi Kuo today released a report claiming that Apple will bring back Touch ID fingerprint recognition to its iPhones starting in 2021. The analyst said that he believes Apple will release a iPhone with both Face ID and under-display Touch ID fingerprint biometrics. Kuo says that over the next 18 months, a lot of technical … → Read More