January 10

As the iPhone’s camera continues to improve with every generation of the device, shooting professional looking video with smartphones becomes more and more of a viable solution. To tackle this market, DJI introduced the original Osmo Mobile, a compact gimbal for your iPhone that allows for smooth stabilization and quick control over camera movement. This year at CES, DJI built upon what they’ve learned from customers and announced the Osmo Mobile 2. We took a hands-on look at what’s new.

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Now 30 class action suits against Apple over iPhone throttling; latest alleges five wrongdoings

The total number of class action lawsuits against Apple for deliberately slowing older iPhones has now doubled to 30, from the 15 we reported just a couple of weeks ago. There’s something about the most lucrative product on earth being slowed down without telling users that seems to have gotten the ear of the legal community. Will they get a big settlement out of Apple? The sharks are certainly circling …

January 9

Welcome to 9to5Mac Daily, a new podcast bringing you the latest in Apple news and top 9to5Mac stories every Monday through Friday. Today on 9to5Mac Daily we’ve got Apple’s response to a high-profile letter from investors, a giant new CarPlay screen, and tons of news out of CES 2018.

9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

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Apple offers various parental control features for iPhone and iPad with the Restrictions settings. You can block access to some system apps altogether, like making it impossible to launch Safari, but there are also more fine-grained controls to restrict younger users from freely surfing the web.

The iPhone and iPad include a website content filter that can automatically detect explicit and adult content not suitable for younger viewers and prevent access to those pages. You can also block private browsing completely and prevent browsing history from being deleted, disabling the ability to activate the incognito feature. Full how-to instructions after the jump …

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January 8

Welcome to 9to5Mac Daily, a new podcast bringing you the latest in Apple news and top 9to5Mac stories every Monday through Friday. Today on 9to5Mac Daily we’ve got CES HomeKit announcements, a possible HomePod launch date, iPhone SE 2 rumors, and important iOS security updates.

9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

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Significant Apple investors have published a new open letter, ‘Think Differently About Kids’, asking Apple to dramatically improve the parental control features in iPhone and iPads, citing research into the negative psychological effects of kids over-using technology.

The letter asks Apple to add new iOS features which allow parents to limit screen-on time, hours of use, monitoring and other features. It also wants Apple to assign a high-profile executive to the case and release annual progress reports.

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January 7

The 75th annual Golden Globe Awards take place tonight, hosted by late night comedian Seth Myers. For the first time ever, the Globes will be available to stream through several different platforms.

How do you stream The Golden Globes on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV? Read on to find out…

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January 6

Despite its apology and cheaper battery replacement pricing, Apple is still facing scrutiny for how it slows down older iPhones in conjunction with battery wear. Joining the growing number of cases against Apple, consumer-rights law firm Hagens Berman has filed a class action suit against Apple for “secretly” installing a “feature to intentionally slow down” the iPhone.

If that law firm sounds familiar, it’s because Hagens Berman was the firm behind the infamous $450 million iBooks price fixing case against Apple…

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January 5

January 4

Apple Stores always seem to be packed to the gills with customers waiting for tech support at the Genius Bar, and that’s doubly true now with Apple’s discounted battery replacement program for iPhones throttled by aging batteries. A promised update to iOS coming in the future will certainly increase the number of users who are aware of the need to replace batteries even more, so now is the best time to take advantage of the replacement discount.

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Just in time for the massive ‘bomb cycle’ winter storm rolling over the East Coast, Weather Line is out with a new version optimized for iPhone X. In addition to going full screen on the flagship iPhone, the data rich forecast app includes a few tweaks and a temporary price cut as well.

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