iOS

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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How to Add a Quick Drawing or Sketch to an Email in the Mail App in iOS 11

In iOS 11, Apple introduced a new feature that lets you add a quick drawing or sketch to an email message right within the Mail app. It’s a simple, easy-to-access feature, but it’s a little bit hidden, so you might not know that it exists. Here’s how you can get to the built-in drawing tools …

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WeChat Users Again Allowed to Send Tips After Apple and Tencent Reach Deal

Apple and Tencent, the company that owns the popular WeChat messaging app, have reached a deal that will let WeChat users resume sending in-app tips to content creators, reports The Wall Street Journal. Apple first asked Chinese social networking apps to disable tipping functionality back in May 2017 as it violated App Store rules. Tipping, …

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Apple Releases macOS High Sierra Security Update to Fix Root Password Vulnerability

Apple today released Security Update 2017-001 to fix a serious vulnerability that enables access to the root superuser with a blank password on any Mac running macOS High Sierra version 10.13.1. The critical bug, which gained attention after it was tweeted by developer Lemi Ergin yesterday, lets anyone gain administrator privileges by simply entering the …

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Review: Bento Stack Keeps Your iPhone Cables and Accessories Neatly Organized

The Bento Stack, a new project being funded on Indiegogo, takes the concept of a Bento lunch box and applies it to iPhone and iPad accessories. Available in three colors (silver, space gray, and rose gold) for $38, the Bento Stack is a container that offers up several sections that can hold a variety of …

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Review: Heat Water for Tea From Afar With the iPhone-Connected iKettle 3.0

Smarter’s Bluetooth-enabled iKettle has been available for purchase in the UK for years now, but the newest version, iKettle 3.0, recently made its way to the United States. Priced at $150, the iKettle is a variable temperature kettle that can heat water to a specified temperature from 68°F to 212°F, making it ideal for tea …

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iPhone X Case Review Roundup: Apple, Twelve South, Nomad and Speck

Case reviews aren’t often something that we do here at MacRumors because for the last several years, there’s been little variation in case design since there’s been little variation in iPhone design. With the iPhone X, Apple introduced its first major design overhaul in years, so I thought I’d take a look at a wide …

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Photographer Austin Mann Lauds iPhone X's Telephoto Lens and Size in Camera Review

Travel photographer Austin Mann often goes hands-on with new iPhone models to test their camera performance in real world situations, and with the iPhone X, he went to Guatemala to evaluate its new features and its capabilities compared to previous iPhone cameras. Mann loved the size of the iPhone X as a photography device. Previous …

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Apple's Craig Federighi Confirms There's No October Event in the Works

This shouldn’t come as any surprise given that it’s already the 20th of October, but Apple has no plans to hold an event to introduce new products this month. Apple software engineering chief Craig Federighi confirmed there will be no October event in an email to MacRumors reader Luke. “Will we see an October keynote …

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Apple Trails Google, Amazon, and Microsoft Among Ideal Employers in Recent Survey

Apple has ranked fourth, behind Google, Amazon, and Microsoft, in a recent survey of the most ideal employers for tech professionals in the United States. Apple ranked ahead of Facebook, IBM, The Walt Disney Company, and Tesla. The online survey was conducted by tech careers site Dice between June 2017 and August 2017. There were …

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Twitter Working on 'Save for Later' Feature for Bookmarking Tweets

Twitter is developing a new Save for Later feature that will allow users to bookmark tweets for later reference, a Twitter product manager announced today. On Twitter, product manager Jesar Shah said Twitter began working on a Save for Later feature during a recent Hack Week. An accompanying video demoed the new bookmarking option, which …

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