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Michael Potuck


Editor for 9to5Mac, 9to5Google, Electrek, and DroneDJ. You’ll find Michael’s articles most often on 9to5Mac where he covers news, reviews, and how-tos, and more. Reach out to Michael with tips, deliberations, and feedback at potuck@9to5mac.com

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December 6

As the DJIA ended the week over $28,000 and the overall US stock market saw solid gains after Thanksgiving weekend, AAPL ended the week with its own record high.

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Apple releases macOS Catalina 10.15.2 beta 4 for developers

Apple has made the fourth developer beta of macOS Catalina 10.15.2 available today.

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Apple Park holding special ‘Neighborhood Open House’ with Toys for Tots drive in California

Apple is opening its doors to nearby residents with an open house scheduled for December 14 at Apple Park that includes a Toys for Tots holiday drive.

We’ve been learning more about the new budget iPhone that Apple’s expected to launch next spring. While reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo calls it the iPhone SE 2, it will more closely resemble the iPhone 8.  Now a new report suggests that Apple could call it the iPhone 9.

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How to quickly see and download Family Purchases on iPhone and iPad

Want to check what your family has downloaded from the App Store or iTunes Store or add it to your own device? Follow along for how to quickly see and download Family Purchases on iPhone and iPad.

December 5

Pad & Quill’s limited-run Lowry Cuff for Apple Watch is hand-made from 80-year-old leather

If you like cuff-style Apple Watch bands, Pad & Quill has a new artisan-made option, the Lowry Cuff for Apple Watch. It features 80-year-old fully restored vegetable-tanned leather with your choice of black or silver hardware. Read on for more details about this limited-run…

This week we learned that the iPhone 11 Pro still tracks location data even when users have turned the features off. Apple gave a limited response saying that “We do not see any actual security implications,” and that it was working as intended. However, now Apple has followed up with more details about why the iPhone 11 Pro is doing this and that it will include a toggle in an iOS update to stop location tracking totally.

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Up for auction today is a neat piece of Steve Jobs signed Apple memorabilia, a Macintosh floppy disk. This is a little different than some of the items we often see up for auction like Jobs autographed Mac manuals, posters, or Apple awards, and may go for a more reasonable price, relatively speaking that is.

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Chirp for Twitter has received a major 2.0 update today that brings a host of great features and changes to the Apple Watch app. Headlining the update is a totally rewritten timeline for watchOS 6 with infinite scrolling that offers a major speed boost, the ability to send DMs directly from profiles, improved video player, username colors, and much more.

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How to disable screenshots on Apple Watch

Do you find yourself taking more accidental screenshots on Apple Watch than intentional ones? Read on for how to quickly disable screenshots on Apple Watch.

December 4

How to find your AirPods Pro serial number

Want to find the serial number of your AirPods Pro? Follow along for a few different ways to look it up.

Readdle’s Calendars 5 for iOS gains support for Microsoft Exchange and more

Readdle’s Calendars 5 for iPhone and iPad recently received an update that brings support for Microsoft Exchange calendars as well as the ability to use multiple iCloud, Google, or Exchange calendars.

Catalyst launches its waterproof AirPods Pro case with military-grade drop protection

Catalyst debuted its waterproof case for AirPods last year and it became the first accessory for the truly wireless earbuds that Apple endorsed and started selling in its stores. Now that case has been adapted for AirPods Pro.

Craigslist gets official iPhone app 11 years after the App Store launched

Craigslist debuted all the way back in 1995 and became a household name for internet classified ads. However, curious enough, in the eleven years since Apple debuted the iOS App Store, Craigslist hasn’t had an official app for iPhone and iPad.

December 3

macOS Catalina: How to show the iTunes Store in the Music app

The iTunes app for Mac was officially killed with the release of macOS Catalina. Since it’s hidden by default, follow along for how to show the iTunes Store in the Music app on Mac.

‘Black Ink’ crossword puzzle app for Mac gets new modern design, Dark Mode and VoiceOver support, more

Developer Red Sweater has released a big update to its popular Black Ink crossword puzzle app for Mac today. Headlining features include a fresh, modern design, support for Dark Mode and VoiceOver, and a free 14-day trial.

OtterBox’s first Apple Watch case gets full launch after Apple Store exclusive [25% off deal]

After initially launching as an Apple Store exclusive, OtterBox has fully launched its first Apple Watch case, the Exo Edge and they’re eligible for the 25% off promotion the company is running.

December 2

What is mini LED and what could it mean for iPad and MacBook?

Over the last year or so, we’ve been hearing more and more about new LCD display technologies, and we may see Apple adopt them in its devices as soon as next year. Follow along for an explainer on what mini LED display tech is, and why Apple is moving to it with iPad and MacBook Pro soon.

Transit delivers promised Apple Watch app return while wheelchair-accessible trips arrive on iPhone

After pulling its Apple Watch app almost two years ago, the popular Transit for iOS is back on Apple’s wearable and on iPhone, it’s gaining details when trips are wheelchair-accessible.

November 29

Ekster wasn’t on my radar until just about a month ago when I got to test out the company’s smart wallets and I’ve found myself very impressed with the design, build quality, and functionality of the offerings. Read on for our full review of Ekster’s smart wallets and what sets them apart from the rest of the market. And, yep, the company is also doing a Black Friday promotion with a 40% off deal.

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