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Review: Plugable's New 480GB Thunderbolt 3 SSD Offers Super Fast Transfer Speeds

Plugable, a company that offers a range of hubs, docking stations, storage solutions, and other accessories for Mac and Windows machines this week launched a new external NVME SSD that offers 480GB and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity for incredibly fast transfer speeds. The Plugable TBT3-NVME480 SSD is designed for Thunderbolt machines like Apple’s latest line of …

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Apple Confirms iPhone Source Code Leak is Real, But Says its Security Doesn't Depend on Secrecy

Source code for iBoot, a core component of the iPhone’s operating system leaked on GitHub yesterday, raising concerns that the hackers and security researchers could dig into the code to find iOS vulnerabilities. In a statement issued to MacRumors this morning, Apple confirmed the authenticity of the code but emphasized that it’s for iOS 9, …

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iPhone Source Code From iOS 9 Leaked on Github

Source code for a core component of the iPhone’s operating system recently leaked on GitHub, according to reports from Motherboard and Redmond Pie. The code, which appears to be for iBoot, or the part of iOS that ensures a trusted boot of the operating system, was initially shared online several months ago on Reddit, but …

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Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 49 With Bug Fixes and Feature Improvements

Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced almost two years ago in March of 2016. Apple designed the Safari Technology Preview to test features that may be introduced into future release versions of Safari. Safari Technology Preview release 49 includes bug fixes and feature improvements for …

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Apple Explains Why Power Management Features Were Introduced in January 2017 But Not Disclosed Until February 2017

iOS 10.2.1, introduced on January 23, 2017, has become one of Apple’s most infamous iOS updates as it marked the introduction of power management features that slow down older iPhones with degraded batteries. Apple introduced the update, and designed the power management features, to fix unexpected shutdowns that were impacting iPhone 6 and 6s devices. …

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Chinese Counterfeiter Busted for Selling $1.1M of Fake iPhones and iPads

A Chinese counterfeiter who participated in a scheme to traffic and smuggle counterfeit products mimicking Apple’s iPhones and iPads today pled guilty to trafficking and conspiracy charges, according to a press release shared on the website of the U.S. Department of Justice. Jianhua “Jeff” Li, working through a company called Dream Digitals, conspired with several …

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Apple Employees to Receive 50% Off HomePod

Apple employees will be able to purchase one of Apple’s new HomePod speakers at a significant discount, with Apple dropping the price by 50 percent for its staff members. Several Apple employees have taken to Twitter to share news of Apple’s generosity, and Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has confirmed the discount. In the United States, the …

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Review: Lifeprint's 'Hyperphoto' Printer Lets You Instantly Print Your iPhone Photos and Videos

Lifeprint, a company known for its iPhone-compatible ZINK photo printer, recently introduced a new, larger photo printer that’s able to print images that are 3 by 4.5 inches instead of 2 by 3 inches, the normal standard size for mini printers designed for the iPhone. The new Lifeprint 3×4.5 Hyperphoto Printer for iPhone, priced at …

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How to Share Your Wi-Fi Password With a Friend in iOS 11

In iOS 11, there’s a handy new feature that’s designed to let you quickly share your Wi-Fi password with a friend, and, if you’re at a friend’s house, to get the Wi-Fi password with just a tap. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The only prerequisite for this feature, aside from iOS …

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MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Protective 'Limitless' Case for iPhone X From Mous

For this week’s giveaway, we’ve teamed up with Mous to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win an ultraprotective Limitless iPhone case for the iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or earlier iPhones. Mous’ Limitless cases all feature a shell that’s made from a high impact “AiroShock” material, TPU, and Polycarbonate. Mous says the …

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Apple Now Has 1.3 Billion Active Devices Worldwide

Apple today announced that its active installed base of devices has reached 1.3 billion, a milestone the company hit in January. That includes iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, and Apple Watch models in use around the world. The number was shared by Apple CEO Tim Cook in a press release announcing the company’s …

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Review: Here's a Look at the $99 Colgate Smart Toothbrush You Can Get From the Apple Store

One of the surprises of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show was a smart toothbrush from Colgate, which, as it turns out, was designed to be an Apple Store exclusive. The new $100 Colgate Smart Electronic Toothbrush is both Colgate’s first smart iPhone-connected brush and the first personal hygiene product you can get right from an …

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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 Releases Swift Playgrounds 2.0 With New Gallery, Subscription Feature for Following Content Creators

Alongside new iOS 11.3, macOS 10.13.4, and tvOS 11.3 betas, Apple today released a major update for Swift Playgrounds, the iPad app that’s designed to teach students how to code. Swift Playgrounds 2.0 introduces a new feature that lets users subscribe to playgrounds from third-party creators, browse and download their content, and get alerts when …

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