Today

While the Apple Watch is one of the most popular fitness trackers on the market, Apple has always tiptoed around the device’s usefulness as a weight loss tool. A new report from the Washington Post explores recent research that says wearing a fitness tracker like the Apple Watch “doesn’t necessarily give people the motivation to change their behavior.”

expand full story

Since Apple acquired Shazam, the company has been adding multiple new features to take advantage of what iOS and its other operating systems can do. With iOS 16, Apple has even created a fancy new animation for when you ask Siri to identify a song with Shazam. But there’s still much more the company can do.

expand full story

Nomad is out with a nice update today for its website that makes it quick and easy to visualize your exact Apple Watch with the company’s different bands and link bracelets. Apple Watch DesignLab lets you pick your watch with its specific model, size, and finish to see precisely how it will look with all of Nomad’s bands.

expand full story

Twelve South refreshes popular aluminum Backpack shelf for Apple Studio Display

Today, Twelve South is refreshing one of its more unique Mac accessories for Apple’s latest desktop monitor. The Studio Display first hit the scene last spring, and now one of 9to5Toys’ favorite accessories the company makes is being updated: the signature Backpack stand for the premium Mac companion.

9to5Mac Daily: February 7, 2023 – iPhone reverse charging, how Apple avoids layoffs

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

Enjoy the podcast? Shop Apple at Amazon to support 9to5Mac Daily!

Apple is rolling out a notable change to the design of its website, focused on making it easier to navigate through different product categories. Now, when you mouse over items in Apple’s top menu bar, you’ll see new dropdown menus with quick links to more details on that category of products…

expand full story

Curious what display Apple has put in its iPhones over the years or the specs your current iPhone display has? Follow along for a look at the complete iPhone display list for the size, resolution, pixels per inch (ppi), brightness, and more that’s found on the screen of every iPhone model.

expand full story

A new rumor suggests Apple could upgrade the display in the high-end iPhone 15 Pro Max this year to be even brighter. Currently, the iPhone 14 Pro Max can reach 2000 nits of peak brightness, but this rumor suggests that peak brightness could increase to 2500 nits this year…

expand full story

Deals: 10.2-inch iPad now $79 off, iPad mini 6 hits $400, ecobee HomeKit thermostat, more

Tuesday has refreshed all of the best Apple discounts, and today we’re looking at a handful of notable chances to save. Leading the way is the best value in the iPadOS stable, with Apple’s 10.2-inch iPad seeing a $79 discount to an all-time low. That’s alongside its compact iPad mini 6, which now has an even smaller price tag at $400. Not to mention, the price cut on ecobee’s new Smart Thermostat Enhanced which uses HomeKit to heat your space at $160. Hit the jump for all of the best deals and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

In honor of Safer Internet Day, Apple has shared a list of features and tips to provide a more secure and private experience for kids on devices like iPhone and iPad. Along with 8 ways to stay safer, Apple has highlighted its dedicated educational hub for parents and families plus a new free Today at Apple session called “Your Kids and Their Devices.”

expand full story

We may soon see entirely new iPhone browsers available, as both Google and Mozilla anticipate the end of Apple’s insistence that all iOS browsers use the same WebKit engine as Safari.

This will enable new versions of Chrome and Firefox to offer greater feature differentiation, and for the first time allow them to aim for faster performance than Safari …

expand full story

Apple announced that they officially have two billion active iPhone users globally, which is an absurd amount of smartphones out in the wild. With each of those iPhones, whether you love it or hate it, they come pre-installed with Safari as the default browser. So if you have had an iPhone since 2007, that means that you have used Safari on an iPhone for over 15 years (unless you switched your browser). Most people are not aware of how much you can do within Safari; here are some features that I think every Safari user should know!

expand full story

WhatsApp status updates include the #1 requested feature

Five new WhatsApp status and reaction updates have been announced by the company, including the ability to limit your audience, and what Meta says was the most-requested new feature …

An Apple patent granted today appears to describe a new approach to under-screen Face ID, which could also allow the company to embed additional sensors into an iPhone display.

The patent seemingly describes an evolution of the Dynamic Island approach, but applied in a more flexible way …

expand full story

Apple chip designer Tim Millet implied in a new interview that annual updates – or something close to this – are likely to be the norm for future Macs.

He talked about the company’s original goals for the development of the M1 chip, and how Apple is approaching work on each successive generation of Mac chip …

expand full story

Apple @ Work is brought to you by Mosyle, the only Apple Unified Platform. Mosyle is the only solution that fully integrates 5 different applications on a single Apple-only platform, allowing Businesses to easily and automatically deploy, manage & protect all their Apple devices. Over 38,000 organizations leverage Mosyle solutions to automate the deployment,  management, and security of millions of Apple devices daily. Request a FREE account today and discover how you can put your Apple fleet on auto-pilot at a price point that is hard to believe.

In this episode of Apple @ Work, Jason Dettbarn from Addigy returns to the show to talk about System Updates, Conditional Access, and how Microsoft still runs the IT world.

expand full story

Yesterday

It has been almost three years since Apple changed how it holds special events because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, all events have been pre-recorded, with only the last two having guests there. But it seems that the company is now ready to go back to its traditional way of holding events, at least for its employees. The company will hold its annual in-house “AI summit” at the Steve Jobs Theater this month.

expand full story

As previously announced, Microsoft has dropped support for the Microsoft Authenticator app on Apple Watch. The company blamed this decision on watchOS being “incompatible with Authenticator security features.” There are a couple of other options for Apple Watch users, though…

expand full story

When Apple announced the transition of Macs powered by Intel processors to its own Apple Silicon in 2020, the company said it would complete the transition of the entire lineup in two years. However, that timeline has passed, and Apple still has one Intel Mac available in its lineup: the Mac Pro. Did Apple overestimate its ability to build a Mac Pro with an Apple Silicon chip?

expand full story

Over the weekend, a report from Bloomberg suggested that Apple is considering adding a new high-end option to the iPhone lineup. This device, potentially branded as the “Ultra,” would be more expensive than the “Pro Max,” but the question is, how much more

expand full story

Apple announced last year that it will be the new sponsor of the Super Bowl Halftime Show, starting with Super Bowl 57 on February 12, 2023 with a performance by Rihanna. A few days ahead of the show, Twitter is now rolling out a new #AppleMusic hashflag with a custom Apple logo.

expand full story

Last summer we got a sneak peek at the new high-end speakers that Sonos has in the works. Now it’s surfaced that the upcoming premium products will be called the Era 100 and 300, set to compete with Apple’s HomePod 2. Further, a second-gen portable Sonos Move is in the pipeline and another release is coming that will be in a “brand new category.”

expand full story

As I wrote last month, AirTags are an indispensable travel accessory, especially for your checked luggage. Now, a couple in Canada is crediting an AirTag with helping them locate their lost luggage, but not before they watched it travel through Quebec and Ontario and sit at a mysterious storage facility for months, without any help from Air Canada.

expand full story

Twitter earlier this year rolled out an update that forced the algorithm timeline onto the homepage of its mobile app. After several complaints, the platform decided to reverse its decision and users can once again set the “Following” timeline as their default.

expand full story

Powered by WordPress VIP