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Smartwatch unit sales up 61 percent in 2018 as Apple is ‘the clear market leader,’ NPD says

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As Apple’s own Wearables category continues to grow, new data from The NPD Group shows how Apple’s success is affecting the rest of the smartwatch industry. According to the data, unit sales for smartwatches were up 61 percent during the 12 month period ending in November of 2018… more… The post Smartwatch unit sales up 61 … [Read more...]

Apple Health VP talks Heart Study results and more during event at San Francisco Apple Store

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Apple is holding a string of heart health-related events at its retail stores this month in honor of Heart Month. Last night, such an event was held at Apple’s Union Square store in San Francisco, and the company’s health vice president Sumbul Desai was in attendance. Desai talked about the Apple Heart Study and more. more… The … [Read more...]

Apple ranks worst in self-driving car disengagements, California DMV data shows

The California DMV today briefly published self-driving car disengagement reports for the period of December 2017 to November 2018. While the data has since been pulled (and will be republished later this week), The Last Driver License Holder was able to summarize all of the information, including Apple self-driving numbers. more… The post … [Read more...]

Unlimited cloud backup service Backblaze announces price increase coming next month

Popular unlimited cloud backup service Backblaze today announced its first-ever price increase. The company says it will increase its monthly price from $5 to $6 for both new and existing users. more… The post Unlimited cloud backup service Backblaze announces price increase coming next month appeared first on 9to5Mac. … [Read more...]

Apple reportedly holding special Services-focused event at Steve Jobs Theater on March 25th

BuzzFeed News reports today that Apple will hold a special spring event on March 25th at Steve Jobs Theater. The event is said to focus on Apple’s upcoming news subscription service, with hardware announcements unlikely. more… The post Apple reportedly holding special Services-focused event at Steve Jobs Theater on March 25th appeared … [Read more...]

Instagram testing support for Direct messages on the web, including on iPad

Instagram is planning to bring direct message support to the web, helping make its web experience more app-like. According to a new report from TechCrunch, Instagram is testing Instagram Direct on the web with support for desktop and mobile, including the iPad. more… The post Instagram testing support for Direct messages on the web, including … [Read more...]

Apple shares new video about Smart HDR with ‘Shot on iPhone’ short film director Jia Zhangke

Apple has shared a new video on its YouTube channel this evening featuring director Jia Zhangke talking about Smart HDR. Last month, Apple shared a Shot on iPhone video directed by Zhangke in celebration of Chinese New Year. more… The post Apple shares new video about Smart HDR with ‘Shot on iPhone’ short film director Jia … [Read more...]

Apple no longer signing iOS 12.1.1 and iOS 12.1.2 after iOS 12.1.3 release

Apple today has stopped signing iOS 12.1.2 and iOS 12.1.1, which means it is no longer possible to downgrade from iOS 12.1.3. Apple regularly stops signing older versions of iOS to ensures users stay on the most up-to-date builds for security and stability reasons. more… The post Apple no longer signing iOS 12.1.1 and iOS 12.1.2 after iOS … [Read more...]

Snap reports increase in iOS daily active users as stock soars 20% on Q4 2018 earnings

Snap today announced its Q4 2018 earnings, reporting $390 million in revenue and a 4 cent loss per share. While overall active usage numbers were flat for the quarter, Wall Street is pleased with Snap’s earnings as the stock is up nearly 20%. more… The post Snap reports increase in iOS daily active users as stock soars 20% on Q4 2018 … [Read more...]

Democrats pen letter to Tim Cook seeking answers on FaceTime eavesdropping bug

The US House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee has today penned a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook with a list of questions about the FaceTime eavesdropping bug. The letter is signed by Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. and Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee Chairwoman Jan Schakowsky. In the letter, the committee … [Read more...]

How to stream the State of the Union on Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, and Mac

After a bit of a delay, President Trump will give his second State of the Union address tonight. As usual, the festivities will be broadcast on nearly every platform. Here’s how to stream the State of the Union on your Apple TV, Mac, iPhone, and iPad. more… The post How to stream the State of the Union on Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, and … [Read more...]

OmniGraffle 3 updated with second-generation Apple Pencil features, more

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As the new iPad Pros start to arrive to consumers around the world, app updates continue to roll in for the new devices. Popular graphic design app OmniGraffle 3 has been updated this even with support for the new iPad Pro displays, as well as optimization for the new Apple Pencil. more… The post OmniGraffle 3 updated with second-generation … [Read more...]

AirPods were the best-selling product at Best Buy last month, followed by Lightning to 3.5mm adapter

Apple’s October event has come and gone without an update to the truly wireless AirPods, but they continue to remain incredibly popular. According to data compiled by Thinknum, AirPods were the top-selling product at Best Buy during the month of October. more… The post AirPods were the best-selling product at Best Buy last month, followed by … [Read more...]

First MacBook Air, Mac mini, and iPad Pro pre-orders arrive to customers

As the clock turns to November 7th around the world, the first MacBook Air, Mac mini, and iPad Pro pre-orders are beginning to arrive to eager customers. Have you received yours yet? more… The post First MacBook Air, Mac mini, and iPad Pro pre-orders arrive to customers appeared first on 9to5Mac. … [Read more...]

iPad Pro, Retina MacBook Air, and Mac mini video review roundup

Over the past few days, reviews for Apple’s latest iPad Pros, MacBook Air, and Mac mini have started rolling in. While we’ve rounded up all of the written reviews for each of the new products, there are also a slew of video reviews available as well… more… The post iPad Pro, Retina MacBook Air, and Mac mini video review … [Read more...]

Stardew Valley now available on iPhone and iPad for $7.99

As announced earlier this month, the popular farming RPG Stardew Valley is now available for iOS. The game is a $7.99 download on the App Store, and is optimized for both iPhone and iPad. more… The post Stardew Valley now available on iPhone and iPad for $7.99 appeared first on 9to5Mac. … [Read more...]

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