Day: January 26, 2018

Apple Releases First Beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 to Public Beta Testers

Apple today released the first beta of an upcoming macOS High Sierra 10.134 update to public beta testers, two days after seeding the update to developers and a few days after releasing macOS High Sierra 10.13.3. Beta testers who have signed up for Apple’s beta testing program will be able to download the new macOS …

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Everything New in watchOS 4.3: iPhone Music Controls, Portrait Orientation Nightstand Mode and More

Apple yesterday seeded the first beta of watchOS 4.3 to developers, and there are some great new features that many Apple Watch owners have been requesting for quite some time. We’ve outlined all of the changes you’ll find in the watchOS 4.3 update in the video and the post below. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube …

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MacRumors Giveaway: Win an Anki OVERDRIVE Fast & Furious Edition Racing Game

For this week’s giveaway, we’ve teamed up with Anki to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win the Anki OVERDRIVE: Fast & Furious Edition iPhone-compatible racing game. Anki OVERDRIVE is an intelligent battle racing system where players construct different battle tracks for AI-controlled cars to race on. Each car that races on the OVERDRIVE track …

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Apple's Grammy Ads Feature Animoji Singing Songs From Migos and Childish Gambino [Updated]

Apple’s Animoji are starring in two new ads Apple created for the Grammys, with Apple using the popular Animoji karaoke phenomenon to promote the iPhone X. The ads, shared by Apple on YouTube, feature the alien Animoji singing “Redbone” by Childish Gambino and the Animoji dog, fox, and poop singing “Stir Fry” from Migos. Other …

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Verizon Details New BOGO Deal: Buy One iPhone 8, 8 Plus, or X and Get $699 Off Second

Verizon this morning announced an offer coming for both existing customers and new customers who are switching to a Verizon line, which will go live on Monday, January 29. With the deal, if you trade in an eligible smartphone and then purchase an iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or iPhone X, you’ll get $699 off …

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Review: Promise's $249 TD-300 Thunderbolt 3 Dock Offers Lots of USB Ports and an SD Card Reader

Thunderbolt 3 docks continue to hit the market, and today we’re taking a look a recent entrant from popular data storage company Promise Technology, the TD-300 Thunderbolt 3 Dock. I’ve tested quite a few Thunderbolt 3 docks over the past year, and the TD-300 ranks right up with the best I’ve seen due to standout …

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Several iCloud Services Experiencing Outage

Multiple iCloud services are currently experiencing downtime, according to Apple’s System Status page, leaving them inaccessible to some users. Find My Friends, Find My iPhone, iCloud Backup, Contacts, Calendar, Drive, Keychain, Mail, Notes, Reminders, Storage Upgrades, and Web Apps have all been down for some people since 8:35 a.m. Pacific Time. Back to My Mac, …

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Apple Says HomePod Consumes Less Power Than Average LED Bulb During Music Playback

Apple has outlined the HomePod’s power consumption in an environmental report [PDF] about the speaker published today. Apple says the HomePod consumes less power than an average ENERGY STAR certified LED household light bulb during music playback. The comparison is true, as a classic-shaped A-series LED bulb typically draws around 9-10 watts, while the HomePod …

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HomePod Early Hands-On Reviews: 'Seamless' Siri Commands and Audio Quality 'Feels Like You're at a Live Performance'

Although longer and more in-depth reviews for Apple’s smart speaker, the HomePod, have not yet been published, a few websites have gotten the chance to spend an hour or so with the speaker and have been sharing their experiences this week. At Digital Trends, Julian Chokkattu liked the unassuming design of the HomePod, noting that …

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HomePod Now Available to Order in United States, Australia, and United Kingdom

Apple is now accepting HomePod orders through its online store and Apple Store app for iPhone and iPad in the United States, Australia, and United Kingdom, with the first deliveries to customers estimated to arrive Friday, February 9, which is when in-store availability begins as well. HomePod is available in Space Gray and White for …

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Apple's Transition to New Headquarters Should Accelerate as More Occupancy Permits Granted

While some construction remains underway at Apple Park on both the inside and outside, an increasing number of Apple employees will likely transition to the company’s new headquarters over the next few months. VentureBeat reports that Apple received temporary occupancy permits for five of the 12 sections of the main circular building on the campus …

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Apple's New 2018 iPhone Line-up May Consist of Two Phones With LCD Displays and One Larger OLED Model, Claims Analyst

Apple could release just one new OLED-based iPhone alongside two new iPhone models with LCD displays this year, according to a new report today. Previous reports have gravitated towards the view that Apple will launch two new 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch OLED iPhone models and only one 6.1-inch model with an LCD display. However, Digitimes Research …

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'iPhone SE 2' With Wireless Charging Said to Launch in May or June

Apple is reportedly working on a new entry-level smartphone model similar to the iPhone SE that will support wireless charging and be released in time for summer 2018. The prediction comes from Digitimes Research analyst Luke Lin, who believes that Apple’s iPhone SE successor will have a glass back similar to the iPhone 8 series …

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Cellular Apple Watch Series 3 Launching in Singapore and Hong Kong in February

Starting on February 2, the Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular connectivity will be available for purchase in Singapore and Hong Kong, according to updated information shared on Apple’s Singapore and Hong Kong websites. Customers in Singapore and Hong Kong will be able to place orders for the cellular Apple Watch starting on February 2, …

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