Jeff Benjamin, 9to5Mac

Jeff Benjamin

9to5Mac

Kentucky, United States

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Recent:
  • 9to5Mac
Past:
  • 9to5Toys
  • Electrek.Co
  • iDownloadBlog

Recent articles by Jeff:

Mac mini

Launched in 2005 as the first sub-$500 Mac — a key in attracting “switchers” from Windows PCs — the Mac mini (now $799 and up from the Apple Store) was most recently redesigned in late 2018. → Read More

Hands-on with new iOS 13 Beta 2 changes and features [Video]

Hands-on with new iOS 13.2 beta 2 changes and features including new emoji, and a new resolution and frame rate picker in the iPhone 11 Camera app. → Read More

macOS Catalina top features and changes for Mac [Video]

Hands on with macOS Catalina top features and changes for Mac users. New features include Sidecar, Catalyst apps, the removal of iTunes, and much more. → Read More

Final Cut Pro X receives new Metal engine for increased performance along with internal/external GPU selection

Alongside today’s release of macOS Catalina, Apple has pushed a new performance-oriented Final Cut Pro X update featuring optimizations for the new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR. The new Final Cut Pro 10.4.7 update is available for download today on the Mac App Store. Although the new Mac Pro is a centerpiece of this year’s … → Read More

Top iPhone 11 Pro features: built for photo and video enthusiasts

A hands-on look at the top iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max features. This is a smartphone that is built with mobile photo and video enthusiasts in mind. → Read More

Hands on with new iOS 13.2 beta 1 changes and features [Video]

Hands-on with iOS 13.2 beta 1 changes and features including the return of Announce Messages with Siri, and the Deep Fusion camera feature for iPhone 11. → Read More

Hands on with new iOS 13.2 beta 1 changes and features [Video]

iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2 beta 1, which were released yesterday for the iPhone and iPad, feature many new changes and features. Included with the update is the new Deep Fusion camera feature for iPhone 11, the return of the “Announce Messages with Siri” feature found in earlier betas, New AirPlay and Handoff settings, and new Music app listening history. Watch our hands-on video walkthrough for a… → Read More

Hands on with new iOS 13.2 beta 1 changes and features [Video]

iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2 beta 1, which were released yesterday for the iPhone and iPad, feature many new changes and features. Included with the update is the new Deep Fusion camera feature for iPhone 11, the return of the “Announce Messages with Siri” feature found in earlier betas, New AirPlay and Handoff settings, and new Music app listening history. Watch our hands-on video walkthrough for a… → Read More

Gnarbox launches version 2.0 of its rugged, portable photo and video backup device

The original Gnarbox, a small, rugged portable media manager and backup device, was a great idea on paper, but the execution needed work. Today the team from Gnarbox is back with version 2.0 of its hardware. The new Gnarbox features noteworthy improvements over its predecessor, such as a built-in screen for on-device management, and multi-destination … → Read More

iPhone 11 Clear Case review: is it worth $40? [Video]

A hands-on video review of the iPhone 11 Clear Case. Is Apple's case worth $40? Does it prevent yellowing and scratches? Watch to learn more. → Read More

Top iPhone 11 features – an even better bang for the buck [Video]

In this hands-on video we unbox and showcase the top iPhone 11 features. Included are new colors, camera improvements, an A13 Bionic CPU upgrade, and more. → Read More

iPadOS 13.1: Hands-on with the top new features and changes [Video]

A hands-on look at the top new iPadOS 13.1 features and changes. New updates improved multitasking, dark mode, external drive support, and more. → Read More

Force restart iPhone 11 Pro Max, DFU, recovery mode, SOS, power off

How to force restart iPhone 11 Pro Max, enter recovery mode, DFU mode, and more. This tutorial is for all modern iPhones without a Home button. → Read More

watchOS 6: Hands-on with the top new features and changes [Video]

A hands-on look at the top new watchOS 6 features and changes. New updates include a standalone App Store, new watch faces, new complications, and more. → Read More

iOS 13: Hands-on with the top new features and changes for iPhone [Video]

A hands-on look at the top new iOS 13 features and changes. New updates include Dark Mode, Safari Downloads, Audio Sharing for AirPods, and much more. → Read More

Apple Arcade: a brief look at device storage requirements

Today Apple’s highly-anticipated Apple Arcade video game streaming service launched in limited fashion to iOS 13.1 beta testers ahead of Thursday’s launch. At this stage of the rollout, only 53 games are available on the service, with more surely to come soon. Apple says that eventually, over 100 games will be available on Apple Arcade. … → Read More

iPhone 11 Pro Max: hands on with every official Apple case [Video]

Hands-on with all of the new iPhone 11 Pro case options and colors, including new silicone, leather, leather folio, and clear cases. → Read More

watchOS 6 includes new Meridian watch face

A new Meredian watch face, first shown during the Apple Watch Series 5 portion of Apple's September event, is now available on watchOS 6 GM. → Read More

Sleep tracking with Apple Watch: are you excited about it?

Sleep tracking capability is in the works for the Apple Watch, but such a feature means that you will have to wear your Apple Watch to bed. → Read More

Final Cut Friday: Using keywords to locate clips cut from the timeline

Final Cut Friday: How assigning keywords to clips can make them easier to find and speed up your video editing workflow in Final Cut Pro X. → Read More