November 23

Display your message on the iPad flying around the Moon

That’s right! While Artemis 1 is an important mission for the return of humanity to the Moon, everyone back here on Earth has the opportunity to participate by sending messages to an iPad that resides within the Orion spacecraft. A camera will capture the message on the iPad within the capsule and share the recording, so while sending your message beyond the Moon you can spread it to other people here on Earth. And sending your message is really simple. Here’s how.

Design virtuoso Basic Apple Guy launched incredibly detailed, layered iPhone 14 schematic wallpapers in a variety of colors yesterday. Today, he has followed up by releasing his beautiful iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max wallpapers. Read on to download the new wallpapers for your iPhone plus insights on his creative process, tips for designers and artists, and more in a short interview with us.

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When 5G was first launched, the big question for smartphone users faced with the prospect of replacing their devices to use it was: Is 5G worth it?

The huge popularity of 5G devices seemed at first to indicate a resounding yes, but there are now concerns that the novelty has worn off, and that many are still seeing little real-life difference between 4G/LTE and 5G speeds …

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Apple works with a wide range of suppliers to make millions of units of iPhones, iPads, and other products. And when it comes to displays, it has been a while since the company has been using Samsung OLED displays for the iPhone. According to a recent The Elec report, Samsung Display is expected to account for 70% of the OLED panels used by Apple for the iPhone 14 models by the end of the year.

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Aqara, one of my favorite HomeKit vendors, has debuted another product just after the release of its Smart Feeder for Pets. Today, it’s upgrading the popular Aqara Cube Controller with HomeKit and Alexa support. The Aqara Cube T1 Pro’s functionality is similar to the original design, except it recognizes additional actions: push, shake, rotate, and tap.

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The British government says that the UK digital services tax (DST) has raised £360M ($430M) in its first year, and that 90% of it came from five tech giants, known to include Apple.

The tax of 2% of gross revenue earned in the UK was designed to partly counter tax-avoidance measures used by Apple and others to funnel UK profits into low-tax territories like Ireland. Other business paying the DST include Amazon, Google, and Facebook

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Violent clashes between iPhone workers and police have been seen in video footage from Foxconn’s primary iPhone assembly plant in Zhengzhou, China. You can see the video clips below.

Workers say that promised bonuses (referred to in local reports as “subsidies”) have not been paid; that there is inadequate food and medical supplies for workers locked into the facility; and that the company is failing to properly separate infected and uninfected employees …

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Apple TV+ is the exclusive streaming home of Peantus and Charlie Brown, including classic specials and new originals.

For the holidays, Apple TV+ is streaming A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving free for a limited time. In the last two years, Apple partnered with PBS to broadcast the Peanuts holiday specials on free-to-air TV. However, this year, they are streaming only.

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November 22

Moved up from its usual Friday release time, Apple TV+ today released the first three episodes of its new action thriller series Echo 3, starring Luke Evans and Michiel Huisman.

The series focuses on the rescue of Amber, a brilliant young scientist. With no one else stepping up to the plate, military veterans Bambi and Prince, her brother and husband respectively, embark on a treacherous mission to locate and rescue her.

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Apple could be one of the first to transform the story of the collapse of Sam Bankman-Fried and his FTX crypto company into a feature film. Deadline reports that Apple is in the lead for a deal to turn an upcoming book from Michael Lewis into a film, but the company is facing intense competition from Netflix and Amazon.

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iPhone 14 Pro availability continues to wane as the holiday shopping season enters full swing. Now, Apple partner Best Buy is warning that it is seeing strong demand for the flagship iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max devices, and it doesn’t have the supply to be able to keep up with that demand.

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To coincide with the new Lock Screen widgets, Apple has also redesigned the notification system in iOS 16. Starting this year, notifications now appear at the bottom of your Lock Screen rather than at the top below the clock. This change is proving to be controversial for many iPhone users, but there are a few settings you can tweak that might improve the experience for you…

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It’s been 15 months since Apple purchased the three-year-old classical music streaming service Primephonic. Meanwhile, there’s one month left for Apple Music to meet its plan of launching a stand-alone Apple Classical app that replaces the discontinued Primephonic app. In classic VH1 fashion, we wondered what happened to the Primephonic folks and where are they now. This is what we’ve learned.

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While the 10th-gen iPad comes with a slew of great updates, the 9th-gen iPad stays in the lineup and there’s also the 2022 iPad Air to consider. However, the iPad 10 may offer a sweet spot for modern features at an affordable price. Below we’ll break down all the similarities and differences between the iPad 10 vs 9 vs iPad Air to help you decide which is the best choice.

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Deals: M1 MacBook Air all-time low lands at $200 off, AirPods 2 $79, Sonos Black Friday sale, more

All of today’s best deals are now live and headlined by a $200 discount on Apple’s M1 MacBook Air returning to all-time lows ahead of Black Friday. Then go check out the best price yet on AirPods 2, which are an even better value at $79. And last up, new all-time lows have arrived as part of this year’s Sonos Black Friday Sale from $127. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

Design wizard Basic Apple Guy is back with his latest creation – incredibly detailed, layered iPhone 14 schematic wallpapers in a variety of colors. Check out the work that went into this project below and download the new wallpapers for your iPhone.

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Apple cloud gaming and mobile browser policies are again under investigation in the UK, following a public consultation on the topics.

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) had already investigated both issues, and found Apple and Google guilty of anticompetitive behavior, but says that the public wants a “fuller” investigation …

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November 21

Update November 21, 2022: I’m re-upping my review from August 2021 while AirPods Max are on sale for $450 on Amazon and Best Buy.

While I’m here, I’ll add that AirPods Max are still a great purchase in November 2022. They’re that good and the only rumored change has been new colors, but we no longer expect that to happen this year. I recommend AirPods Max at $549, and the price is even more palatable for $100 less.


AirPods Max weren’t an instant purchase for me when they showed up online last December, but I talked myself into giving them a shot when they showed up in stores a week later. Eight months later, I can’t stop recommending them to anyone who can stomach the $549 price tag (or find a deal).

My validation for the purchase was heavily weighted by my role as a writer and podcast host for 9to5Mac, yet it was my appreciation for music that convinced me to close my eyes and click the buy button.

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The flight tracking app Flighty has been one of the top implementations yet of Apple’s new Live Activities feature in iOS 16 and the iPhone 14 Pro. A new update rolling out this week, just in time for holiday travel, adds a clever new trick for updating your flight progress with real data even when you’re in the air.

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Tim Cook hit Las Vegas this weekend to attend a pair of big events on Friday night. The Apple CEO was in the audience alongside Mark Zuckerberg and James Corden at opening night of Adele’s residency at Caesars Palace. He then headed down the strip to XS Nightclub at the Wynn for a Diplo concert, where he was given an important job to do while on stage…

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