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The Galaxy Z Fold & Flip 4 Aren't the Only Foldables That May Be on the Way - CNET

New foldable phones from Samsung, Google and Motorola are in the works, if rumors are true.

Cnet 8 Aug 2022 12:30 am

Best MagSafe and Magnetic Wireless Chargers for Apple iPhone 13 - CNET

Looking for a wireless MagSafe charger for your iPhone 13 (or iPhone 12)? Here are some options beyond Apple's own MagSafe charger.

Cnet 8 Aug 2022 12:30 am

Rumor Claims Next iPad Pro to Feature New Four-Pin Smart Connector

A new rumor claims that the next-generation 12.9-inch and 11-inch iPad Pro will feature a new four-pin Smart Connector, an update from the current three-pin connector in the iPad Pro. The rumor from Macotakara , citing eliable sources, says that the next iPad Pro, expected to debut possibly as soon as this fall, will feature a new Smart Connector that has four-pins rather than three. The publication suggests that the additional pin could make it easier to power accessories through the Smart Connector. The Smart Connector is used to connect accessories such as the Magic Keyboard to the iPad and can also provide power to both the iPad and the connected peripheral. Apple is working on updated versions of both the 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro that are expected to launch in September or October . It has been recently reported that Apple plans to delay the launch of iPadOS 16 until October , which could coincide with the launch of new iPads. The 2022 iPad Pro will feature the M2 Apple silicon chip and MagSafe charging capabilities . You can learn more about the 2022 iPad Pro with our dedicated guide . Related Roundup: iPad Pro Tags: macotakara.jp , 2022 iPad Pro Buyer's Guide: 11 iPad Pro (Don't Buy) , 12.9 iPad Pro (Don't Buy) Related Forum: iPad This article, Rumor Claims Next iPad Pro to Feature New Four-Pin Smart Connector first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 8 Aug 2022 12:27 am

The Fastest Way to Charge Your iPhone if You're Low on Time - CNET

A wireless MagSafe or fast charger are great options, but aren't the only ways to a speedier iPhone battery boost.

Cnet 7 Aug 2022 11:30 pm

Your guide to the best e-book readers for 2022

For bookworms, an e-book reader can be an important part of life, but which should you get? Here are the best e-book readers available right now.

Digital Trends 7 Aug 2022 10:30 pm

No, throttling and overheating isnt a problem on M2 MacBook Air

Apples release of the new MacBook Air was highly anticipated, mostly for two reasons: its highly anticipated redesign and the introduction of the M2 processor, the next generation of Apples M-series of chips. As expected, the reviews for the M2 MacBook Air have been favorable, with Macworlds Jason Cross calling it a success and delightful everyday computer for most users. But the praise for the MacBook Air has been overshadowed by reports of throttled performance. Article after article warns of a performance shortcoming , severe throttling, and how it cant handle the heat , and video after video demonstrates whats supposedly wrong with the new laptop. It might lead some people to question whether its worth their money and wonder what Apple was thinking. Heres the thing: weve been here before, people. Back in 2020 when the new M1 MacBook Air was introduced, it made splashy headlines with its jaw-dropping speed improvement over the Intel chips as well as the throttling it needed to maintain a proper temperature under more strenuous workloads. In fact, heat has always been an issue with the MacBook Air even before Apple silicon. Its the same story, different year. Why is it news all over again? Why didnt Apple fix the problem? The answer is simple and lies in what the MacBook Airs intended user. MacBook Air M2 (2022) Read our review MSRP: $1,199 Best Prices Today: $1199 at Apple | $1199.00 at Best Buy Using the proper tool for the job The MacBook Air doesnt have any fans built into it. Its a passively-cooled machine, meaning that it doesnt use any special hardware to actively cool it. This is done purposefully by design so that the MacBook Air can be thinner than the MacBook Pro. If the MacBook Air starts to heat up, it will throttle performance to maintain a proper running temperature. This is another aspect of the MacBook Air that is by design. The MacBook Air is also Apples most popular laptop because its the companys most affordable one. Its price attracts what well call casual users, those who spend most of their time on the web, use productivity apps like iWork or Microsoft Office, stream audio and video either for entertainment or for online meetings, and other productivity tasks that everyone does with a computer. The most stressful work likely involves apps like Photos, iMovie, GarageBand, or some other consumer-level creative software for short stints. If youre using a MacBook Air and youre taxing the CPU all the time and you get frustrated by it, you know what? Youre using the wrong tool for the job. The MacBook Air handles these task without any problemsits as fast as the 13-inch MacBook Pro with the same M2 processor. Its the one most people should buyadd the Airs redesign and feature set, and we think its a better value than the 13-inch Pro. If Ive just described what you do on a daily basis, the MacBook Air is a better value for you. (There is a separate performance issue with the MacBook Air or 13-inch MacBook Pro with a 256GB SSD that is a head-scratching design decision, but its not related to the throttling concerns.) Thats not to say the MacBook Air doesnt throttle. It does. But what makes it throttle? Tasks that casual users dont regularly do. For example, one report of the Airs severe throttling involved an export of 8K Canon RAW video . You know what produces 8K Canon RAW video? Cameras that are priced over $4,000. You know who works in 8K Canon RAW video? Video professionals. You know what Macs they buy? MacBook Pros. The MacBook Air isnt a high-end work machine, even if it does have an speedy processor. IDG The MacBook Air throttles when doing CPU-intensive tasks that are often done by users doing serious work, often in a professional setting. This is by design. If youre using a MacBook Air and you are often rendering 8K RAW video, or producing lengthy high-resolution videos in Final Cut Pro, or professionally making music, or doing whatever it is that you do that taxes the CPU all the time and you get frustrated by it, you know what? Youre using the wrong tool for the job. You should be using a MacBook Pro. If you insist that Apple fix the MacBook Air instead, ask yourself, if youre willing to spend on equipment to produce the content you want, why are you skimping on the MacBook to do the finish the job? Headlines that grab you A lot of these reports that use screaming headlines about the issue do actually point out that you have to be doing something atypical of a casual user to get the MacBook Air to throttle. But there are also a lot of reports that gloss over the fact that youre probably not going to render a 60-minute 4K video in Final Cut Pro while you have 20 tabs open in Safari and youre sorting your FileMaker Pro collection database of 10,000 gemstones. And when they gloss over this, it makes it seem like its an issue that affects everyone. As someone who works in media, I admit, were in a battle for your attention, and some outlets are more willing to exaggerate in their headlines than others. (And yes, Macworld is guilty of this too. I hear about it in your emails and tweets.) But most outlets do clarify in its content who the intended user is for the MacBook Air. The fanless MacBook Air is by designApple isnt overlooking anything. Its target user is the rest of us, everyday users with productivity tasks to get done. The MacBook Pro is for users who are demanding of processing power. Get the right Mac for what you want to do. 14-inch MacBook Pro (2021) MSRP: $1,999 (8-Core CPU, 14-Core GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD); $2,499 (10-Core CPU, 16-Core GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) Best Prices Today: $1,899.91 at Amazon | $1999 at Apple | $1999 at B&H Photo and Video Read our full 14-inch MacBook Pro (2021) review 13-inch MacBook Pro M2 (2022) MSRP: $1,299 Best Prices Today: $1149.00 at Best Buy | $1299 at Apple | Not Available at Amazon Read our full 13-inch MacBook Pro M2 (2022) review MacBook

Macworld 7 Aug 2022 8:45 pm

Gurman: Apple Considering Updated HomePod Mini Alongside New High-End HomePod

Apple is reportedly considering an update to the HomePod mini as it plans a larger push into the Home devices market, which includes releasing an updated version of the full-sized HomePod in the early months of 2023, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman . In his latest Power On newsletter , Gurman reports that Apple is considering updating the HomePod mini, which was announced in October 2020. Gurman doesn't shed any details on what a possible update could include but states it's unlikely to be anything super-impressive. As has been previously reported , Apple is planning to resurrect the original full-sized HomePod after discontinuing it in March 2021 . The updated version of the HomePod is rumored to feature an updated S8 processor and possibly a new multi-touch display on top. Gurman says the new full-sized HomePod is on track for a launch in early 2023, lining up with a timeline set forth by Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo . Other than an updated HomePod mini and a new full-sized HomePod, Gurman has previously reported that Apple is working on several new products for the Home. The most ambitious project under development is reportedly a HomePod product that combines a speaker, Apple TV functions, and a FaceTime camera into one device. Additionally, Apple is working on a device focused on use in the kitchen that combines an iPad and a speaker connected to a robotic arm . Gurman expects at least one of these two Home products to launch towards the end of 2023 or in early 2024. Related Roundup: HomePod mini Buyer's Guide: HomePod Mini (Neutral) Related Forum: HomePod, HomeKit, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology This article, Gurman: Apple Considering Updated HomePod Mini Alongside New High-End HomePod first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 7 Aug 2022 7:06 pm

Gurman: Apple Preparing Pre-Recorded iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Series 8 Event

Apple has started to record its virtual September event, where it's expected to announce the upcoming iPhone 14 lineup, the Apple Watch Series 8 , and a new ugged Apple Watch model, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman . Writing in his latest Power On newsletter , Gurman says the event, which is expected to take place in the early part of September, is already under production, implying that Apple is planning another virtual, pre-recorded event. Some may have hoped that Apple would resume full in-person events for its headlining iPhone launch this year, but that doesn't seem to be the case. Apple held a mostly digital WWDC event in June but had a limited in-person crowd at Apple Park to watch the pre-recorded keynote and have hands-on time with new products. Gurman says that Apple may plan to hold two events this fall, similar to the last several years. The September event will focus on the new iPhone and Apple Watch, while the second event in October will be Mac and iPad-focused. Apple has a long list of products it's aiming to launch this fall, so it's not surprising we could see two events in the coming months. Alongside the new iPhones and Apple Watch, Apple is also planning to announce a new iPad Pro , the second-generation AirPods Pro , and more. Tag: Mark Gurman This article, Gurman: Apple Preparing Pre-Recorded iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Series 8 Event first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 7 Aug 2022 6:43 pm

OnePlus 10T vs. Google Pixel 6: Should you spend $649 or $599?

Can't choose between the OnePlus 10T Pro and the Google Pixel 6? We compare these phones to help you figure out which is the best buy for you.

Digital Trends 7 Aug 2022 4:30 pm

Have You Cleared Your iPhone Cache This Month? - CNET

Clear your cache each month to give your browser a fresh start.

Cnet 7 Aug 2022 3:30 pm

This child-friendly 3D printer is currently 25% off MSRP

The Toybox 3D Printer Deluxe Bundle allows kids to choose and print their own toys, all while learning about cutting-edge technology. In a special deal for Macworld readers, you can currently pick up the printer bundled with printing materials for only $349.99 . That is 25% off MSRP! Imagine being a kid in the worlds biggest toy store. Pretty exciting stuff, huh? Thats basically what you get with Toybox. As featured on Shark Tank, this 3D printer connects with an easy-to-use app on your phone. Here, your kids can browse a vast catalog of toy designs or even create their own.They can then hit Print to see any design brought to life, right in front of their eyes. Its an amazing way to introduce technology, and a sure way to keep bright little minds entertained. Along with the printer, this bundle includes eight filaments, which should be enough for 100-300 toys. Order today for $349.99 to get the Toybox bundle at 25% off the regular price. Toybox 3D Printer Deluxe Bundle $349.99 See Deal Prices subject to change Multifunction Printers, Toys and Recreation

Macworld 7 Aug 2022 1:30 pm

Why do they NOT allow you to change camera resolution?

Motorola (G60 and G82) and Samsung (M31s) have camera software where you have no option to change the capture resolution. What is this new trend? Because last I remember most camera software had a resolution picking option. Does your phone camera let you change the resolution?

Digit 7 Aug 2022 1:46 am

Best Apple AirTag Accessories - CNET

Looking for the best key ring or holder for your new AirTags? There are plenty of options, starting at well under $20.

Cnet 7 Aug 2022 1:30 am

Skip tiny solar on your next camping trip. There is a better, easier way

Solar power is great, but it's not worth spending a long time babysitting a tiny panel just to get a decent charge.

Digital Trends 6 Aug 2022 11:30 pm

The best Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max screen protectors for 2022

Did you drop over $1,000 on a new iPhone 13 Pro Max? You'll want to invest in a screen protector, and we've rounded up some of the very best right here.

Digital Trends 6 Aug 2022 9:30 pm

Best 5G Phones to Buy in 2022 - CNET

Want to get those super-fast data speeds? Here are the best 5G phones that'll get you there.

Cnet 6 Aug 2022 9:14 pm

Best iPhone 13 Accessories for Better Mobile Videos and Photos - CNET

These lenses, gimbals, microphones and tripods will help you get pro-level cinematic video from your iPhone.

Cnet 6 Aug 2022 7:30 pm

The M2 chip blows our mind with this record-setting Safari speed test

Weve gone over the benefits of the M2 over the M1 processor in our reviews of the new MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro , but theres one benchmark we didnt perform that everyone can relate to and demonstrates the M2s prowess. David Heinemeier Hanson ( @dhh on Twitter ) recently tweeted his results from Speedometer 2.0 , a test that gauges browser speed. He found that the M2 is 33 percent faster than the M1, and its also 2.5 times faster than the iMac running a 4.2GHz Core i7 CPU. Apple's chip team continues to embarrass everyone else in the business. Just clocked a clean 400 on the Speedometer 2.0 test for the M2 Air. That's 33% faster than the M1 (and A15) can do. 2.5x faster than a 4.2Ghz i7 Intel iMac. Bananas. Try your own CPU: https://t.co/o25wL35Zu4 pic.twitter.com/WbBmys2bk1 DHH (@dhh) July 31, 2022 The 400 score is mighty impressive, especially since we reported back in March that Google Chrome (version 99) and the Safari Technology Preview 15.4(Release 141) posted scores at or close to 300. In fact, that 400 score is a 33 percent increase over that 300 score. With Heinemeier Hansons tweet and our prior testing in mind, and that the browser is likely the most frequently-used Mac app by just about everyone, we thought wed give Speedometer a run on the M2 and different browsers and see what happens. Here are our results. How we tested The Speedometer browser benchmark is made by the WebKit team at Apple and uses web-based applications and simulates user actions. The benchmark gauges the browsers responsiveness to those actions and then creates a performance score. The higher the score, the better the performance. You can learn more about how Speedometer benchmarks performance , and Speedometer is available for anyone to use for free . I ran Speedometer 2.0 on Safari 15.6, Chrome 104, and the Safari Technology Preview (Release 150). The hardware involved the following chips and Macs: Processor CPU cores GPU Mac model M2 8 CPU cores 4 performance cores 4 efficiency cores 10-core 13-inch MacBook Pro (2020) M1 8 CPU cores 4 performance cores 4 efficiency cores 8-Core 13-inch MacBook Pro (2022) M1 Pro 10 CPU cores 8 performance cores 2 efficiency cores 16-Core 14-inch MacBook Pro (2021) Results: M2 provides a boost When I tested Safari 15.6, I experienced an 18 percent increase of the M2 over the M1. Thats a little more than half of what Heinemeier Hansons tweeted, but he compares the M2 to an M1 score that is not stated. As I pointed out earlier, a 33 percent increase would mean that the M1 posted a 300 score. Our results are an average of three trials, and while I didnt get an exact 400 score for the M2, I got an average just above that, and one of the trials actually scored 408. Our testing also found an 11 percent boost of the M2 over the M1 Pro. The difference using Chrome 104 was smaller, with the M2 posting a 9 percent increase over the M1. Speedometer is a test designed by Apple, which may have something to do with Chromes showing here. Another interesting tidbit as a result of this testing is that Chromes speed edge that Google bragged about in March is goneagain, Speedometer is an Apple-created test, so Safari has an advantage. On the M2, Safari is 18 percent faster than Chrome, and it gets better with the Safari Technology Preview. The Safari Technology Preview is a beta version of the browser that Apple makes available to the public to test new features. Hopefully, the general public will get to feel the speed improvements that STP providesit posted a whopping average score of 420 on the M2, with one of our trials hitting 425. The 420 score is 18 percent better than the STP on the M1. What does this all mean? Safari is quite fast on the M2 and considering how much we are all on the internet, every optimization counts. But in the end, it doesnt matter how fast a browser is, your experience is only as fast as your connection. CPUs and Processors, Mac, Safari

Macworld 6 Aug 2022 7:29 pm

Top Stories: iPadOS 16 Delayed, iPhone 14 Pro Rumors, Studio Display Speaker Issues

The big Apple news this week was word that the upcoming iPadOS 16 update apparently won't be arriving alongside its counterpart update for the iPhone in September, largely due to a need to continue refining the new Stage Manager multitasking feature. Other popular stories this week included more hints about the iPhone 14 Pro's rumored always-on display, potential design leaks for the next-generation entry-level iPad, speaker issues with the Apple Studio Display, and more, so read on for all the details on these stories and more! Apple to Delay iPadOS 16 Launch Until October Apple plans to delay the release of iPadOS 16 until October , instead of releasing the update in the usual timeframe of September, according to a report from Bloomberg 's Mark Gurman. iOS 16 and watchOS 9 are still expected to be released in September, with iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura to follow in October. Gurman said delaying the release of iPadOS 16 will allow Apple to dedicate more engineering resources towards finishing iOS 16 development, and provide Apple with more time to refine iPadOS 16's new Stage Manager multitasking feature , which has received some criticism. Hints of iPhone 14 Pro Always-On Display May Be in Xcode 14 Rumors suggest that the upcoming iPhone 14 Pro models will feature an always-on display, similar to the Apple Watch, and hints of what that always-on display might look like are possibly hiding in plain sight in the latest beta of Apple's developer tool Xcode . The always-on display would let users view the time and date, number of unread notifications, and iOS 16's new Lock screen widgets without having to tap to wake the screen. Next Entry-Level iPad Rumored to Feature Flat Edges, Camera Bump, and More Apple is expected to update its entry-level 10.2-inch iPad later this year, and newly leaked renders offer a look at what to expect from the device . According to the renders, shared by MySmartPrice, the 10th-generation iPad could feature a design closer to that of the latest iPad mini, including flat edges and a protruding rear camera. The report also reiterated rumors of a larger display, USB-C port, 5G, and A14 chip . Apple Acknowledges Studio Display Speaker Issues, Releases Software Update In an internal memo to Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers, obtained by MacRumors , Apple has acknowledged that some customers may experience audio-related issues with the Studio Display's speakers , including sound unexpectedly and abruptly cutting out, audio playing at a high speed, distorted audio quality, and choppy playback. Shortly after sending out the memo, Apple released a new Studio Display software update that appears to address the speaker issues. Apple Adds Eight More Macs to Vintage Products List Apple this week updated its vintage products list with eight more MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and iMac models released in 2015 and 2016. Notably, the first MacBook Pro models with the Touch Bar are now classified as vintage. Apple first introduced the Touch Bar in October 2016 as part of a complete redesign of the MacBook Pro, but Apple has since dropped the feature on all models except the 13-inch MacBook Pro. YouTubers Test macOS Ventura's Continuity Camera Feature With Belkin Mount One of the new features coming with macOS Ventura and iOS 16 is Continuity Camera, which allows an iPhone to be used as a webcam for a Mac. Belkin has designed a MagSafe-enabled Continuity Camera mount that allows an iPhone to be set up in an ideal spot on a Mac to be used as a webcam, and while the mount is not yet released, several YouTubers have been able to test it out to give us an idea of how it works. MacRumors Newsletter Each week, we publish an email newsletter like this highlighting the top Apple stories, making it a great way to get a bite-sized recap of the week hitting all of the major topics we've covered and tying together related stories for a big-picture view. So if you want to have top stories like the above recap delivered to your email inbox each week, subscribe to our newsletter ! Tag: Top Stories This article, Top Stories: iPadOS 16 Delayed, iPhone 14 Pro Rumors, Studio Display Speaker Issues first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 6 Aug 2022 6:30 pm

When did 5G come out? The long, complicated history of its release

Although 2022 will be heralded as the year 5G went mainstream, weve traveled a long and winding road to get here.

Digital Trends 6 Aug 2022 5:00 pm

Quick charge your iPhone in a pinch with over 50% off this wireless charger

Current iPhones offer fantastic battery life , but they arent magical devices. You have to charge up eventually, especially if youre constantly on social media, streaming videos, or playing mobile games. But you wont always have access to an outlet, which is why keeping a portable power bank on hand is essential. One excellent option is this Speedy Mag, a wireless charger thats compatible with iPhone 12 and 13 models. It attaches to the back of your iPhone magnetically, allowing you to juice up seamlessly, so you dont have to stay tethered to a wire. Measuring just 5 inches long by 3 inches wide, its also incredibly small, so itll barely make a dent in your bag or pocket. It even has built-in safeguards to keep your iPhone from overcharging, so you can simply set it and forget it. Youll never know when youll find yourself in desperate need of a power-up. This magnetic wireless charger can get your iPhone back up to speed, and its on sale for $49.99, over 50% off. Speedy Mag Wireless Charger for iPhone (Black) $48.99 Portable Power On The Go Prices subject to change. Wireless Charging

Macworld 6 Aug 2022 1:30 pm

The best MacBook Pro and MacBook Air deals this month

With a number of MacBook models and configurations available, making sure youre getting the best price on the latest model and not being misled by reductions on older MacBooks is important. So, how can you make sure you find the best deals? Were here to help. Below youll find our top picks on todays best MacBook deals, as well as real-time price comparison at all major retailers for each of the MacBook models in Apples current line-up. Should you find a so-called deal that we do not list here, also refer to our chart listing the standard retail prices for each model, so you can be sure it really is a good deal. How much do MacBooks normally cost? For your reference, here are the regular prices for the standard configurations of the current-generation MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. Anything else is an older-generation model (which is fineas long as you buy it knowing that this is the case, and consider any discounts with this in mind.) Model Price Specifications MacBook Air $999 M1, 8-core CPU, 7-core GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD MacBook Air $1,199 M2, 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD MacBook Air $1,499 M2, 8-core CPU, 10-core GPU, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD 13-inch MacBook Pro $1,299 M2, 8core CPU, 10core GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD 13-inch MacBook Pro $1,499 M2, 8core CPU, 10core GPU, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD 14-inch MacBook Pro $1,999 M1 Pro, 8-core CPU, 14-core GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD 14-inch MacBook Pro $2,499 M1 Pro, 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD 16-inch MacBook Pro $2,499 M1 Pro, 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD 16-inch MacBook Pro $2,699 M1 Pro, 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD 16-inch MacBook Pro $3,499 M1 Max, 10-core CPU, 32-core GPU, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD MacBook Deals from Apple Apple doesnt offer discounted prices for any of its products. Nevertheless, if your preference is to buy at Apple and nowhere else, consider shopping at Apples Refurbished and Clearance store . You can save $150 or more, depending on the laptop you pick. Refurbished Macs are just like new and they come with a full warranty. The stock of the Refurbished and Clearance Store varies from day to day, so if you dont find what you want, check back at a later date. Best Prices on M1 MacBook Air today The new M2 MacBook Air has been on the market for about a month, so you wont find deals on it. If you absolutely cant wait and need a MacBook Air now, there are deals on the M1 model on Amazon. Best Buy has a few deals on the M1 MacBook Air with an 8-core GPU, which is one more GPU core than in the current $999 M1 MacBook Air: Best Buy: Space Gray MacBook Air M1 with 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB Storage : $849.99 ($150 lower than the current M1 MacBook Air) Best Buy: Silver MacBook Air M1 with 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB Storage : $849.99 ($150 lower than the current M1 MacBook Air) Best Buy: Gold MacBook Air M1 with 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 8GB RAM, 512GB Storage : $849.99 ($150 lower than the current M1 MacBook Air) In the U.K. you can find the following deals: Laptops Direct has the 1,549 M2 MacBook Air model for 1,499.97 (49.03 off) At KRCS you can get the MacBook Air with M2 discounted to 1,186.55 from 1,249 (62.45 off). Very has the entry-level MacBook Air (M1) for 919, which is 80 off the RRP. MacBook Air deals For more MacBook Air deals check out our round-up of the best MacBook Air deals . And since they are selling out fast, read this to find out Where is the MacBook Air in stock . Retailer Price Delivery $849.99 Free View Adorama $949.00 Free View Costco $949.99 View $951.49 Free View $999.00 Free View Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices Best Prices on 13-inch MacBook Pro today Apple released the new 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro just last June, so its not yet being offered with any discounts. U.S: DataVision has the 13in MacBook Pro for $1,199 ($100 off). U.K: Laptops Direct has the M2 MacBook Pro discounted to 1,229.97 (119.03 off). AO has the 13in MacBook Pro for 1,225. 13in MacBook Pro deals For more MacBook Pro deals check out our round up of the best MacBook Pro deals . Retailer Price Delivery $1199.00 Free View $1299 View Not Available Free View Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Best Prices on 14-inch MacBook Pro today Amazon has the following deals on the 14-inch MacBook Pro: Amazon: Space Gray 14-inch MacBook Pro with 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB Storage : $2,199.99 ($300 off the regular price) Amazon: Silver 14-inch MacBook Pro with 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB Storage : $2,199.99 ($300 off the regular price) Amazon also has the 512GB 14in MacBook Pro for $1,918.99 ($80.01 off) B&H Photo Video has the 1TB 14in MacBook Pro discounted to $1,799 ($200 off) In the U.K.: Laptops Direct has 151 off the 10-core GPU MacBook Pro. Get it for 1,397.97. John Lewis has discounted the 14in MacBook Pro to 1,735 (164 off). Very also has the 14in MacBook Pro discounted to 1,735 (164 off). 14in MacBook Pro deals Cant find the MacBook Pro you want in stock? Find out where the MacBook Pro is in stock . Retailer Price Delivery $1,899.91 View $1999 View B&H Photo and Video $1999 View Adorama Not Available Free View Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Best Prices on 16-inch MacBook Pro today Amazon has the following deals on the 16-inch MacBook Pro: Amazon: Silver 16-inch MacBook Pro with 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB Storage : $2,199 ($300 off the regular price) Amazon: Space Gray 16-inch MacBook Pro with 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB Storage : $2,399 ($300 off the regular price) Amazon: Silver 16-inch MacBook Pro with 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB Storage : $2,399 ($300 off the regular price) Best Buy also has the 16in MacBook Pro discounted to $2,199 ($300 off). B&H Photo Video also has the 16in MacBook Pro discounted to $2,399 ($300 off). 16in MacBook Pro deals Retailer Price Delivery $2,199.00 Free View $2199.00 Free View $2499 View Adorama Not Available Free View Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide MacBook Buying Advice For most general consumers, the MacBook Air or the 13-inch MacBook Pro is the laptop to get. It offers a great combination of price and performance. Apples most affordable laptop is the $999 MacBook Air. The 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros are made for pro users who make high demands of the processor and graphics. These laptops were released in October 2021. If youre not clear on which MacBook to buy, we have a guide with recommendations for different use cases. Be aware that many third-party retailers will have Intel-based MacBooks for sale . Apple no longer uses Intel processors in its laptops, and these Intel models are older. Get the latest by looking for M1, M1 Pro, or M1 Max processors. If you have an Apple Card , use it with Apple Pay. You get 3 percent cash back on purchases made at the Apple Store, and 2 percent back on all other purchases made using Apple Pay. If you use the physical Apple Card, youll only get 1 percent back. If you plan to use the MacBook on the road often, consider buying AppleCare+ , Apples extended warranty. It adds up to two incidents of accidental damage protection every 12 months, each subject to a servicefee of $99 for screen damage or external enclosure damage, or $299 for other damage. It also includes 24/7 priority access tech support. AppleCare+ MSRP: From $29 Best Prices Today: $29 at Apple More Apple Deals Best Apple deals Best Mac deals Best iPhone deals Best iPad deals Best Apple Watch deals Best AirPods deals Best Apple TV deals Mac, MacBook

Macworld 6 Aug 2022 12:58 pm

Amazon cut the price of the 2021 iPad to $300

Right now, Amazon is giving you the opportunity to score the 2021 Apple iPad for only $300.

Digital Trends 6 Aug 2022 3:25 am

The Apple Watch Series 8 might not get the redesign you were hoping for

Rumors have suggested that the Apple Watch Series 8 could get a major redesign with flat edges. Now, that may not be happening.

Digital Trends 6 Aug 2022 3:04 am

What's Next for Apple's 14-Inch and 16-Inch MacBook Pro Models

Apple is developing new versions of the 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, but a refresh is still a ways off, so we don't have a lot of information on what to expect. We do know the machines will get M2 Pro and M2 Max chips that will bring notable performance improvements. This guide highlights everything that we know about the upcoming 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, and it will be updated over time as we hear new information. Design We aren't expecting design changes for the updated 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models. Apple just updated the look with the 2021 launch of the M1 Pro and M1 Max machines, and the company typically uses the same design for several years. Apple is still using an aluminum unibody design, but the shape was tweaked to be flatter and less curved at the bottom. The machines include an all-black keyboard, a large Force Touch Trackpad, and two speaker grilles at the side of the keyboard. The current MacBook Pro models feature mini-LED displays with ProMotion technology, slim 3.5mm bezels at the top and bottom of the display, and a notch that houses the 1080p webcam. M2 Pro and M2 Max Chips Though we're not counting on design changes, there will be internal updates with Apple rumored to be planning to use M2 Pro and M2 Max chips in the upgraded MacBook Pro models. According to Bloomberg 's Mark Gurman , the M2 Max chip will offer up to a 12-core CPU, up from the 10-core CPU in the M1 Max, along with up to a 38-core GPU, up from the current 32-core maximum. The M2 Max will support up to 64GB Unified Memory. Gurman did not share details on the M2 Pro, but it is expected to be less powerful than the M2 Max. Possible Features Apple is working on OLED displays for future devices, including MacBook Pro models. Some rumors have suggested that Apple could introduce OLED displays as soon as 2022 , but more recent information has indicated OLED technology won't be coming until 2024 , so it seems like a long shot for the 2023 refresh. There have also been rumors suggesting Apple is working on Face ID for the Mac , and the higher-end MacBook Pro models would be prime candidates for the technology, but so far, there are no specific rumors indicating Face ID is coming to the Mac with the MacBook Pro refresh. Launch Date Apple introduced the M1 Pro and M1 Max 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models in October 2021, and while Macs sometimes get yearly refreshes, that's not expected to be the case this year. Gurman has indicated that Apple is not planning to refresh the 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models until 2023, so we may not see new models this year. Apple did update the 13-inch MacBook Pro with an M2 chip, the machine's first update since the M1 MacBook Pro launched in 2020. Related Roundup: 14 & 16 MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide: 14 & 16 MacBook Pro (Caution) Related Forum: MacBook Pro This article, What's Next for Apple's 14-Inch and 16-Inch MacBook Pro Models first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 6 Aug 2022 2:22 am

The Pixel Fold may skip an important feature used on other foldables

A folding smartphone without a selfie camera on the inner display? That might be what Google gives us with the Pixel Fold.

Digital Trends 6 Aug 2022 2:07 am

Samsungs One UI 5 beta is already available for some Galaxy S22 owners

Samsung's One UI 5 beta is starting to roll out to select Galaxy S22 owners in spite of a botched announcement from earlier today.

Digital Trends 6 Aug 2022 1:09 am

The Nothing Phone 1 is what the OnePlus 10T could have been

Launching so close together and with shared brand history, the Nothing Phone 1 and OnePlus 10T show two different ways to meet the same goals.

Digital Trends 6 Aug 2022 12:30 am

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 Spotted on Amazon Ahead of Launch; Specifications, Features Tipped

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 listing has gone live on Amazons Netherland website ahead of its launch. The listing reveals some specifications of the companys upcoming foldable handset. The smartphone is listed to weigh 263g. It can be seen with a 6.2-inch cover display. The listing also shows the S Pen and while showing off the software interface of the foldable smar...

NDTV 6 Aug 2022 12:28 am

Best Apple Deals of the Week: Steep Discounts Hit Apple TV 4K and iPad While Back to School Sales Arrive

Although not a particularly busy week for Apple deals, we continued to track ongoing solid sales on a few Apple products, including the Apple TV 4K and 10.2-inch iPad. Additionally, if you're shopping for back to school, don't forget to visit our guide for the best back to school Apple accessory deals . Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. Apple TV 4K What's the deal? Take $59 off Apple TV 4K Where can I get it? Amazon Where can I find the original deal? Right here $59 OFF 32GB Apple TV 4K for $119.99 The week kicked off with a solid deal on the 32GB Apple TV 4K, available for $119.99 on Amazon, down from $179.00. Later in the week, Amazon doubled down on the Apple TV 4K deals by introducing a sale on the 64GB model, on sale for $139.99 , down from $199.00. iPad What's the deal? Take up to $80 off iPad Where can I get it? Amazon Where can I find the original deal? Right here $30 OFF 64GB Wi-Fi iPad for $299.00 Mirroring the Apple TV 4K deals, in the beginning of the week we tracked a deal on the 64GB Wi-Fi iPad for $299.00 on Amazon, down from $329.00. Then, later in the week Amazon decided to introduce an all-time low price on the 256GB Wi-Fi model as well, available for $399.00 , down from $479.00. AirPods Max What's the deal? Take $99 off AirPods Max Where can I get it? Amazon Where can I find the original deal? Right here $99 OFF AirPods Max for $449.99 You can get three colors of the AirPods Max for $449.99 on Amazon, down from $549.00, and you won't see the deal price until you reach the checkout screen with these sales. Head to our full Deals Roundup to get caught up with all of the latest deals and discounts that we've been tracking over the past week. Related Roundup: Apple Deals This article, Best Apple Deals of the Week: Steep Discounts Hit Apple TV 4K and iPad While Back to School Sales Arrive first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 6 Aug 2022 12:23 am

All of the Live Text Updates in iOS 16

Last year in iOS 15 , Apple added a feature that is designed to let you highlight and select written and typed text from photos, interacting with it as you would text in any other place in the operating system. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. With iOS 16 , likely launching to the public in September, Apple has continued to improve Live Text, and it has some impressive new capabilities, which we've outlined below. Live Text in Videos Video support is the biggest new feature added to Live Text. Rather than just being able to select text in photos, you can now pause a video and interact with the text like you would in an image. Text in any paused video frame can be copied and pasted or translated, plus it works with Look Up. Live Text works across the operating system in Photos , Camera, Safari, and other apps. To copy text in a video, pause it on the frame that you want and then touch and hold on a word. You can grab the two blue markers to narrow or widen your selection, and then you can press and hold to get to options like translate and copy. Quick Actions Text that is in a photo or a video also supports quick actions, something that Apple added in iOS 15. In iOS 16, there are new quick actions that let you track flights, track packages, translate languages, and convert currencies right from a photo or video. If you have a photo with a sign in a foreign language, for example, you might see the Translate quick action available. Or if there's a foreign currency, Apple will offer up the conversion quick action. Translate Camera Apple is using Live Text's functionality in the Translate app, adding a Camera button that opens up the device camera so you can get live translations in real time. New Languages Live Text now works with Japanese, Korean, and Ukrainian text in addition to English, Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. Live Text Spotlight Search Live Text capabilities that allow for text to be recognized in photos and videos can be used in Spotlight search in iOS 16, so you can do a Spotlight search to find specific text in an image or video. Live Text Requirements Using Live Text features requires an iPhone with an A12 Bionic or later. The iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max from 2018 are equipped with an A12 Bionic, so if you have one of these devices or newer you can take advantage of Live Text. Guide Feedback Have questions about Live Text in iOS 16, know of a feature we left out, or want to offer feedback on this guide? Send us an email here . Related Roundups: iOS 16 , iPadOS 16 This article, All of the Live Text Updates in iOS 16 first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 5 Aug 2022 11:28 pm

The Apple Watch Series 8 might not get a redesign after all

For the past two years, weve been hearing reports of a redesigned Apple Watch with flat edges and a thinner design. When it didnt arrive with the Apple Watch Series 7 , we assumed it would show up this year. Now a new rumor claims Apple has scrapped the new design once again. According to ShrimpApplePro (who has an impressive track record), the base model of the Apple Watch Series 8 will look the same as the Series 7 with 41mm and 45mm displays and the same dimensions. They also say their source doesnt notice any new sensors visually. Alright Apple Watch Series 8 leak Note: the info is about the base series 8 only. No info abt the higher version atm 1/3 pic.twitter.com/AT6tuUANUd ShrimpApplePro (@VNchocoTaco) August 5, 2022 Thats not to say there wont be internal improvements in the Apple Watch Series 8. Apple has been rumored to add a temperature sensor to the Apple Watch along with battery improvements, so there could still be big under-the-hood changes on the way. ShrimpApplePros source only said they didnt notice anything new about the watch, but that doesnt mean new features wont be there. ShrimpApplePro doesnt offer any details on the new Pro model, which is expected to bring the most obvious changes, including a larger display size and rugged titanium body. Of note, the leakers sources say there will no longer be a titanium option for the base models. Apple is expected to unveil the Apple Watch Series 8 at an event in September where the iPhone 14 will also make an appearance. ShrimpApplePro says the mass production date is late August. Apple Watch

Macworld 5 Aug 2022 10:52 pm

Apple Watch Series 8: Everything we know so far

The Apple Watch Series 7 wasnt quite what we thought it would be. It has a slightly bigger display, a few new colors, and slightly faster charging, but otherwise, its identical to the Apple Watch Series 6, from the chip to the sensors. So that means the Series 8 will be the one to, er, watch, in 2022. In this article we gather up all the latest leaks and rumours about the Apple Watch Series 8 launch in 2022. We cover its likely release date, pricing details, new features, tech specs and design changes. Heres everything we know about whats coming. Check back regularly for the latest Apple Watch Series 8 gossip. What will the new Apple Watch be called? An easy one to start with the main release this year will almost certainly be called the Apple Watch Series 8. Of the nine models released so far, only two (the original Apple Watch, and the cheaper Apple Watch SE) have had names that arent based on the word Series and a number. Talking of the SE, however, its possible well see a new Apple Watch SE released alongside the Series 8 and a brand new, larger Apple Watch which may be dubbed the Apple Watch Sport or the Apple Watch Pro, a brand Apple reportedly considered back in 2015. Read more about the 2022 Apple Watch SE and the Apple Watch Pro (said to have a 50mm face) in our dedicated articles. When will the Apple Watch Series 8 be released? We expect the Apple Watch Series 8 to come out in September 2022. Apples smartwatches didnt used to be as predictable as its iPhones, but the company now seems to be settling on September as the launch window for its Watches. You can see this from the last few iterations: Apple Watch Series 7: 15 October 2021 Apple Watch SE: 18 September 2020 Apple Watch Series 6: 18 September 2020 Apple Watch Series 5: 20 September 2019 Apple Watch Series 4: 21 September 2018 With an October announcement, the Apple Watch Series 7 is the only device to buck this particular trend of recent years. But 2021 was an unusual year in a number of ways; we suspect that semi-conductor shortages and COVID-related distribution disruptions played a part in the delay although there were rumors in the run up that Apple had to go back to the drawing board with regards to its plans for the Apple Watch 7, meaning that it missed the September release window. Regardless of the precise month and wed still bet heavily on September you should certainly expect the Series 8, and the other new Apple Watches, to make its debut in the fall of 2022. How much will the Apple Watch Series 8 cost? Again, Apple has been quite consistent with the pricing on the Watch range, so with that in mind wed expect the Apple Watch Series 8 to cost the same (although some countries may see price rises in line with inflation). The Apple Watch Series 7 costs $399/369/AU$599 for the 41mm version and US$429/399/AU$649 for the larger 45mm model. There is also said to be a 50mm model coming which we expect to be the new extreme sports, or rugged Apple Watch rather than a Series 8 expect that larger model to cost more. If the starting price of the Watch 8 is too high then the Apple Watch SE (2022) is likely to have a lower price. The current model costs 249/US$249/AU$429 for the 40mm and 279/US$279/AU$479 if you prefer a 44mm display. There is a cheaper Apple Watch the Apple Watch Series 3 (which costs $199/179/AU$299 for the 38mm and $229/209/AU$349 for the 42mm) but we expect that Apple will discontinue that model because it is not going to be able to run the latest software . If you want to get a bargain, then check out best Apple Watch deals guide, as its updated regularly with all the latest discounts on the whole range. Apple Watch Series 8: Design and screen size We havent heard any specific rumors about the design of the Apple Watch Series 8, but we did hear a flurry of rumors about a new Series 7 design that didnt come to pass. Jon Prosser of Front Page Tech reported in May 2021 that Apple was working on a new Apple Watch design, one that has flat edges like the iPhone 13 and iPad mini. Additionally, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that the 2021 watch would feature an improved form factor. Meanwhile, Bloombergs Gurman reported in August 2021 that a bit of a redesign, with flatter displays was expected, which collaborated Apple leaker Jon Prosser and Ian Zelbos designs from May 2021 (below) that were based on a mixture of images as well as CAD files for this new design sent to Prosser by sources. So, prior to the launch of the Apple Watch Series 7, pundits were expecting it to look different, but when it launched there was no dramatic change other than a 1mm increase in screen size. Prosser claimed that that something had gone catastrophically wrong during mass production of the watch back in 2021. Our intuition tells us that the redesigned Apple Watch was simply scrapped. A rumor by ShrimpApplePro in August 2022 seemingly confirms that the Apple Watch Series 8 will have the same design as the Series 7. But a new size is almost certain to arrive. Back in October 2021 Ross Young of Display Supply Chain Consultants suggested that Apple will launch three size option with the Series 8 . He tweeted that, alongside the traditional 41mm and 45mm models, we shouldnt be surprised if theres a third size in 2022. Would you like to see a bigger display on Series 8 of the Apple Watch in 2022? Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) October 12, 2021 Young later indicated that this new Apple Watch screen size could be 50mm , 5mm larger than the largest Apple Watch 7 at almost 2in. A larger version of the Apple Watch could offer a bigger battery. There may also be room for additional features and sensors. New size is larger, 1.99. Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) July 4, 2022 However, instead of bringing this larger size to the standard Apple Watch lineup, it sounds like Apple is introducing a whole new Watch category: a larger screened, more rugged model aimed at extreme sports fans. Even if the standard Apple Watch Series 8 doesnt get a bigger screen we may still see improvements to the screen technology. In mid-2021, Mark Gurman reported that the Series 7 watch would sport updated screen technology while 91mobiles added Apple may be using a new lamination technique that is expected to bring the panel closer to the front cover. While we did get thinner bezels and a harder coating, the Apple Watch Series 7 appears to use the same overall display tech as the prior models. So well be keeping an eye out for a new screen process in the 2022 flagship model. Its possible that the Apple Watch could adopt Mini-LED panels. It could be too soon in terms of cost and production, but this would be a significant new feature if it did come to fruition. New color options This is a perennial design rumor, because its easy for pundits to imagine their favourite device in a different color. The issue for Apple is deciding which color finishes will actually sell. So remain sceptical when we show you some concept illustrations posted on Instagram by the account Appledsign . These show the Apple Watch Series 7 as it could have been with a different and bolder set of colours and look pretty great. Whether Apple will take heed in time for the launch of the Series 8 is a different matter. Along with new colors for the Watch we can expect to see new Apple Watch bands, which are likely to support all recent models of Apple Watch. The Series 7 watch delivered a new round of colors, but didnt introduce any new band styles. Apple Watch Series 8: Health and fitness features While the Apple Watch Series 7 has identical health features and sensors to the Series 6, the next model could bring huge advancements. A report by The Telegraph in May 2021 divulged that Apple is a customer of a company that specializes in next-gen health sensors, fueling speculation that future watches will have blood pressure, glucose, and alcohol level monitoring. However, Bloomberg reported in April that while Apple is working on such functionality, it might not be ready until 2024 at the earliest. Temperature tracker One new feature that does seem to be making its way to the next generation Apple Watch though is a temperature tacker although rather than take the wearers temperature, it sounds like its purpose will be to alert them to possible fever or for fertility tracking . Apparently the temperature sensor was originally planned for the Series 7 watch, but according to Ming-Chi Kyo it failed Apples tests. Bloomberg reported in June 2021 that Apple had pushed the feature back until at least 2022. Sleep tracking In January, Apple stopped selling the Beddit sleep tracker, a device that measures sleep time, heart rate, breathing, snoring, bedroom temperature, and humidity. Apple acquired Beddit in 2017, and its been rumored that it will be bringing much of its advanced sleep-tracking features to the Apple Watch Series 8. Blood-sugar sensor Apple has decidedly placed the Watch at the centre of its healthy-lifestyle world and if rumors are to be believed then we may finally see the arrival of a blood sugar sensor in the Apple Watch Series 8. Apple has already submitted patents for measuring blood glucose including ones with non-invasive tetrahertz (THz) electromagnetic radiation , which would no doubt be a real blessing for diabetics who currently need to use needles multiple times a day. However, this is a feature that may not make it into the Series 8. Apparently noninvasive blood sugar monitoring is years away . Atrial fibrillation As per an April 12 report, Bloombergs Mark Gurman believes that watchOS 9 will bring an enhanced atrial fibrillation feature . Blood pressure According to Bloombergs Mark Gurman, Apple is working on blood pressure (hypertension) features for the Apple Watch , but the feature will now be ready for several years. Apple Watch Series 8: Processor and specs The Apple Watch Series 7 tech specs list an S7 system-in-package, but numerous reports suggest that this processor was new in name only. For all intents and purposes the S7 chip is the same as the S6 chip. This is despite rumours that Apple was working on a brand new processor for the Apple Watch Series 7. Back in June, a DigiTimes report claimed that Apple was going to use a new double-sided chip packaging process to further shrink the size of the S7 chip, which could allow room for more battery or other components, or to shrink the overall thickness of the watch. A follow-up report from the Economic Daily news out of China suggested that Apple was freeing up space to make room for a larger capacity battery. These rumored features never came to fruition. What of the S8 chip? Unfortunately it sounds like the A8 will be no better than the A7. Mark Gurman wrote in July that: All of the new Apple Watches will use an S8 processor with similar performance to the S7 chip in the Apple Watch Series 7, which was on par with the S6 in the Apple Watch Series 6 from two years ago. Improved battery life Compared to some other smartwatches, the Apple Watch can be a little wanting in the battery-life stakes. If Apple introduces a larger screened Apple Watch then it is likely to be able to take advantage of a more capacious battery in that model. Whether this will be a feature reserved for the rumored sports edition of the Apple Watch remains to be seen. See Extreme Apple Watch to bring a bigger screen, longer battery life, metal case. Even without a bigger Apple Watch we could see better battery life. Gurman has reported that a new low-power mode is due to arrive in watchOS 9. This new power saving mode will work like on iOS and iPadOS, where you can still use basic functions and apps, but with lower speed and some background functions turned off. The feature wasnt announced at WWDC though. Ultra-wideband Bloomberg previously reported that the Series 7 watch could bring updated ultra-wideband functionality that didnt arrive. Apple first introduced the ultra-wideband U1 chip with the Apple Watch Series 6 and since has expanded the techs usefulness with AirTag trackers and digital keys in Wallet. Its not clear how Apple would upgrade the tech in the Apple Watch Series 7, but it will likely mean a U2 chip. Satellite communication While rumors that the iPhone 13 could receive satellite communications for emergency purposes never proved true, something similar may be going on for the Apple Watch, according to information from Bloombergs Mark Gurman (via an April Power On newsletter). Gurman revealed that satellite company Globalstar had bought 17 new satellites to implement a satellite service for a potential customer. This customer may be Apple, says Gurman, and the satellite function might arrive this fall (although it may also be delayed until 2023). Further reading If you cant wait for the arrival of the Apple Watch Series 8 (2022) then be sure to take a look at our Apple Watch buying guide to ensure you pick up the model thats best for you. And dont pay over the odds! To find the lowest possible prices, check our in-depth guide to the best Apple Watch deals . Apple Watch

Macworld 5 Aug 2022 10:47 pm

Best Android tablet with high resolution display with qhd+ at lowest price.

Hi I am Rupesh from India and I want to buy a new tablet with low specifications but with high resolution display with qhd+ type. At present Apple ipad has the highest resolution with DCI-P3 feature. But I can't spend 50000 to 60000 and so I am searching for android tablet. I found that Xiaomi pad 5 has similar features like DCI-P3 and wqhd+ display and it costs around 26000. Still I want a new tablet with even lower spec but with qhd+ resolution and if possible OLED display. I found... Read more

Digit 5 Aug 2022 10:07 pm

Apple pushes a new Studio Display Firmware Update 15.5 to fix audio issues

Apple has released Studio Display Firmware Update 15.5 (19F80) , a firmware update for the display that addresses audio problems that have been widely reported by its owners. Initially, Apple recommended power cycling the display to fix the issuea process that involves shutting down the display, disconnecting anything in its ports, and unplugging the power cord for at least 10 seconds. This update will presumably alleviate the need for such workarounds. While the Studio Display has an elaborate six-speaker system, force-canceling woofers, and support for Dolby Atmos and spatial audio, users experienced choppy audio that would cut out. MacRumors had obtained an Apple service memo that stated that the problem was not caused by hardware; the Studio Display runs iOS. How to install the Studio Display Firmware Update 15.5 (19F80) At a glance Time to complete: 20 minutes Tools required: internet connection Materials required: macOS Monterey 12.3 (restart required) Cost: Free 1. Software Update The Software Update System Preference. Foundry Go to System Preferences and open Software Update . 2. Available update(s) The Studio Display Firmware Update will appear if its available. Foundry The Mac will check Apples servers for the update. If its available, it will appear as Apple Studio Display Firmware Update 15.5. You can click the More Info link to see the release notes. You may also see other macOS updates here and you can install those at the same time. 3. Download the update The download will take a few minutes. Foundry Click the Update Now button to start downloading the update. If youre looking at the release notes, click Install Now . Youll see a progress bar of the download. 4. Restart to install Your Mac needs to restart to complete the installation. Foundry When the download is complete, a notification will appear in the upper right to let you know that the Mac will restart to do the installation. You can let the timer run down or click the Restart button in the lower right of the notification. 5. Installation Willis Lai/Foundry When your Mac restarts, the Apple logo appears with a progress bar below it, and it will say, The screen may turn off for a few minutes during the firmware update. Do not disconnect of power off your Apple Studio Display. When the installation is done, the Mac will complete the startup process and youll be able to use your Macand hopefully play audio without and hitches. Studio Display Read our review MSRP: $1,599 Best Prices Today: $1599 at Apple US | $1599.99 at Best Buy Monitors

Macworld 5 Aug 2022 10:03 pm

Take $80 off Apples entry-level iPad with fresh all-time-low pricing

There may be reports that Apple is planning a major redesign for its entry level iPad, but we still cant pass up a great deal when we see one: Amazon is selling the 9th generation iPad with 256GB of storage for $399 , a savings of $80 off the MSRP and the best price weve ever seen. You can also get the 64GB model for $299 ($30 off) but we recommend spending a little more to get extra storage. Apples basic iPad has a 10.2-inch display and an A13 Bionic processor along with Apple Pencil support and a 12MP FaceTime camera with Center Stage. It has Apples classic iPad design with a home button below the display, but its still a fantastic tablet for kids and families that will get many years of updates. We praised the entry-level iPad as a very capable device that will prove pleasant to use and last for years in our 4-star review , so forget the rumors and go grab one before the price goes back up. iPad (2021, 9th generation) Read our review MSRP: $329 (base model) Best Prices Today: $299.00 at Amazon | $329.00 at Apple | $329.99 at Best Buy iPad

Macworld 5 Aug 2022 9:44 pm

Standard Apple Watch Series 8 Rumored to Feature Same Design as Series 7

The standard 41mm and 45mm models of the Apple Watch Series 8 will feature the same design as the Apple Watch Series 7, according to Twitter user @ShrimpApplePro , who was first to reveal that iPhone 14 Pro models would feature a new pill-and-hole display . Titanium will no longer be an option for the standard Apple Watch Series 8 models either, according to @ShrimpApplePro, but Bloomberg 's Mark Gurman reported that a new higher-end extreme sports version of the Apple Watch Series 8 will have a titanium case , so there would still be a titanium option within the overall Series 8 lineup. The extreme model is also expected to have a slightly larger display compared to standard Series 8 models. @ShrimpApplePro said their source is not aware of any new sensors on the standard Apple Watch Series 8, which will supposedly enter mass production this month. The leaker said color options for the standard Apple Watch Series 8 will include Midnight, Starlight, Silver, and (PRODUCT)RED for aluminum models and Silver and Graphite for stainless steel models. This would be fewer colors than offered for Series 7 models, which also came in finishes like Blue, Green, Space Black, and Gold. Apple Watch Series 8 models are expected to be announced in September alongside the iPhone 14 series. watchOS 9 should be released in September as well. Alright Apple Watch Series 8 leak Note: the info is about the base series 8 only. No info abt the higher version atm 1/3 pic.twitter.com/AT6tuUANUd ShrimpApplePro (@VNchocoTaco) August 5, 2022 Related Roundup: Apple Watch Series 7 Tags: Apple Watch Series 8 , ShrimpApplePro Buyer's Guide: Apple Watch (Caution) Related Forum: Apple Watch This article, Standard Apple Watch Series 8 Rumored to Feature Same Design as Series 7 first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 5 Aug 2022 8:16 pm

Apple Card Customers Can Get Three Months of Apple TV+ for Free

Apple has announced a new offer that gives Apple Card customers three months of Apple TV+ for free, in part to celebrate the premiere of the new animated film Luck on the streaming platform. The offer, which runs until October 31, will give new and existing Apple TV+ subscribers who are Apple Card customers a free three-month subscription to the service. Alongside access to the new animated show Luck, users will have access to the ever-growing catalog of Apple TV+ shows and movies, including Ted Lasso, The Morning Show, Servant, and more. Apple One subscribers who are also Apple Card customers are not eligible for the offer. Tags: Apple Card , Apple TV Plus This article, Apple Card Customers Can Get Three Months of Apple TV+ for Free first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 5 Aug 2022 8:04 pm

ColorOS 13 to Release Globally This Month; Reno 8 Series to Get the Update in September: Report

Oppo is reportedly going to roll out the ColorOS 13 globally in August. As per the report, citing industry sources, Oppo Reno 8 series are expected to get the new OS version in September. The company had recently announced the first public beta recruitment for the ColorOS 13 for three smartphones in select markets.

NDTV 5 Aug 2022 7:45 pm

Realme 9i 5G Launch Date, Key Specifications Revealed: Details

Realme 9i 5G is heading for its launch on August 18. The upcoming smartphone will launch on August 18 and will be powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 810 5G chipset. The handset is also said to house a massive battery and sport a triple rear camera setup.

NDTV 5 Aug 2022 6:48 pm

Samsung Galaxy A23 5G With 6.6-Inch Infinity-V Display, 5,000mAh Battery Launched: Details

Samsung has silently launched the Galaxy A23 5G smartphone today by listing it on its official company website. The company has also revealed some specifications of the smartphone. It features a 6.6-inch Infinity-V display. It sports a quad rear camera setup. The Galaxy A23 5G packs a 5,000mAh battery.

NDTV 5 Aug 2022 6:43 pm

The best Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus screen protectors

Got your hands on a brand-new Galaxy S22 Plus? Protect your new phone's display with our picks for the best Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus screen protectors around.

Digital Trends 5 Aug 2022 6:30 pm

YouTube Testing Ability for Users to Zoom Into Videos

YouTube is testing the ability for users to zoom into videos on iOS as part of its suite of features offered to premium subscribers. The Pinch to zoom feature is available as an experimenatal feature to YouTube Premium subscribers, and as it sounds, lets viewers zoom 2x into a video as they're watching it. The feature will be available until September 1 and may become a permanent fixture of the YouTube Premium package somewhere down the line. YouTube has been rolling out picture-in-picture to all users in the U.S. and premium subscribers globally over the last several weeks. Tag: YouTube This article, YouTube Testing Ability for Users to Zoom Into Videos first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 5 Aug 2022 6:28 pm

Deals: Apple's 256GB Wi-Fi iPad Hits New All-Time Low Price of $399 ($80 Off)

Amazon has knocked the 256GB Wi-Fi iPad down to $399.00 today, from an original price of $479.00. This is a new all-time low price on the tablet, and it beats the previous record low by about $30. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. Only silver is available at this price, and as of writing there is a slight shipping delay of five days. You can still lock in the sale right now ahead of the delivery estimate, which is around August 8-10 for most United States residents. $80 OFF 256GB Wi-Fi iPad for $399.00 You can also get the 64GB Wi-Fi iPad for $299.00 right now on Amazon, down from $329.00, which is another all-time low price. For even more iPad deals, head to our full Best Deals guide for iPad . In that guide we track the best discounts online for iPad, iPad mini, iPad Air, and iPad Pro. Related Roundup: Apple Deals This article, Deals: Apple's 256GB Wi-Fi iPad Hits New All-Time Low Price of $399 ($80 Off) first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 5 Aug 2022 6:20 pm

Redmi K50 Extreme Edition to Launch This Month With Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC: All Details

Redmi K50 Extreme Edition has been confirmed to launch in China this month with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC. Redmi has confirmed the launch of the smartphone via Weibo. Specifications of Redmi K50S Pro were recently tipped.

NDTV 5 Aug 2022 6:00 pm

Tecno Camon 19 Pro 5G India Launch Teased, to Sport 64-Megapixel Camera Sensor

Tecno Camon 19 Pro 5G launch in India has been teased, and the smartphone will come with a custom-made 64-megapixel camera sensor. The handset gets a triple rear camera setup.

NDTV 5 Aug 2022 5:59 pm

iPhone 14 to Be Made in India Simultaneously With China at Launch: Ming-Chi Kuo

iPhone 14 series models with a 6.1-inch display are expected to be made in India simultaneously with the Chinese production sites. The iPhone 14 lineup is said to include the regular iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Max, and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

NDTV 5 Aug 2022 5:47 pm

ASRock Industrial NUC BOX-1260P and 4X4 BOX-5800U Review: Alder Lake-P and Cezanne UCFF Faceoff

The past few years have seen Intel and AMD delivering new processors in a staggered manner. In the sub-45W category, Intel's incumbency has allowed it to deliver products for both the notebook and ultra-compact form factor (UCFF) within a few months of each other. On the other hand, AMD's focus has been on the high-margin notebook market, with the chips filtering down to the desktop market a year or so down the road. In this context, AMD's Cezanne (most SKUs based on the Zen 3 microarchitecture) and Intel's Tiger Lake went head-to-head last year in the notebook market, while Rembrandt (based on Zen3+) and Alder Lake-P are tussling it out this year. In the desktop space, Cezanne-based mini-PCs started making an appearance a few months back, coinciding with the first wave of Alder Lake-P systems. ASRock Industrial launched the NUC BOX-1200 series (Alder Lake-P) and the 4X4 BOX-5000 series (Cezanne) within a few weeks of each other. The company sent over the flagship models in both lineups for review, giving us a chance to evaluate the performance and value proposition of the NUC BOX-1260P and 4X4 BOX-5800U. Read on to find out how Alder Lake-P and Cezanne stack up against each other in the mini-PC space, and a look into what helps ASRock Industrial introduce mini-PCs based on the latest processors well ahead of its competitors.

AnandTech 5 Aug 2022 5:45 pm

Apple Watch: Buy now or wait?

Theres no bad time to buy an Apple Watch, but there are better and worse times. Apple releases new Apple Watch models (called series) on a yearly cadence, and the price rarely changes by all that much. So to avoid buying an Apple Watch that is outdated after just a few weeks, you want to time it right. Heres what we know about Apple Watch release dates and when you should or should not buy. Updated 08/05/21: With the Apple Watch series 8 and possibly a new Apple Watch SE coming as soon as next month, this is not a great time to buy. Apple Watch: Pricing and specs Most recent release: October 2021 Apple released the Apple Watch Series 7 on October 15, 2021. Its mostly identical to the Series 6, only with a bigger display thanks to slimmer bezels and a USB-C charging cable that enables slightly faster charging. It carries the same price the Series 6 did, starting at $399. In the fall of 2020 Apple introduced the Apple Watch SE . Its basically a slightly updated Series 4 and starts at $279 for 40mm and $309 for 44mm, with cellular options costing $50 extra. Its often a little cheaper at Amazon. Apple often sells earlier-model Apple Watches at a reduced price, and right now thats the Series 3, which starts at a modest $199. Apple Watch Series 7 Read our review MSRP: $399 (base model) Best Prices Today: $279.99 at Amazon | $390 at Costco | $399 at Apple Apple Watch: Why you should buy While we dont think the Series 7 is much of an upgrade over the Series 6, it is better, and is essentially the best smartwatch you can buy. And the iPhone SE is a very affordable entry to Apple Watch. With both models possibly being replaced in the lineup soon, you might want to consider holding off, though. Apple Watch: Why you should wait Apple typically introduces the new Apple Watch at the same event as the new iPhonesalmost always in September. With that coming up so soon, you dont want to buy an Apple Watch only to have it made obsolete a few weeks later. Or, to spend more on a Series 7 that drops in price right afterward. The Apple Watch Series 8 is expected to have similar specs to the series 7, with the possible addition of a skin temperature sensor. The latest rumors say a bigger Pro model with great durability and battery life for heavy sports use is going to join the lineup. The Apple Watch SE 2 will probably look just like the current Apple Watch SE, but with a better processor and possibly new sensors and an always-on display. Macworld recommends: WAIT The new Apple Watch lineup is probably less than two months away, making this a bad time to buy a current model. The biggest change in the Series 8 is probably going to be the new extra-large, extra-rugged Pro sports model, but the possible addition of a skin temperature sensor is intriguing. If youre thinking about the Apple Watch SE, you should definitely wait, as the new model is rumored to bring several useful new features like an always-on display and newer health sensors. Apple Watch SE (2020) Read our review MSRP: $279 Best Prices Today: $190.67 at Amazon | $279 at Apple | $279 at Target Apple Watch

Macworld 5 Aug 2022 5:30 pm

Apple Removes Scam App That Led to Hijacked Facebook Ad Accounts

Apple has removed an app that it was unknowingly hosting on the App Store that scammed Facebook advertisers and led hackers to use advertisers' ad budgets to run possibly malicious ads on Facebook's platforms, Business Insider reports . The app previously ranked highly on the App Store when searching for Facebook ads manager, the app used by advertisers to control their presence and ads they're running on the Facebook platform. The app presented itself as the legitimate ads manager for Facebook but was actually a backdoor that let hackers gain access to an account. One employee of an ad agency told Insider they were locked out of their account within just 10 minutes of downloading and logging into the app from Apple's App Store. Apple said that the app was originally submitted to the App Store as a simple document manager with no ties or functionality to the Facebook platform. Apple claimed in a statement to Insider that the app turned malicous after it was approved for the company's platform. Facebook, a parent company of Meta, flagged the app to Apple in mid-July, but only after Insider's request for comment to the Cupertino tech giant was the app removed from the platform. Apple proudly states that the App Store is a safe and trusted place to discover and download apps, with apps being held to the highest standards for privacy, security, and content. Apple screens all apps before they're presented for download on the App Store. According to the company, over 250,000 apps were rejected for the App Store last year for violating privacy guidelines, with an even larger 1 million apps rejected for possibly harmful and unsafe content. Despite Apple's efforts, scam apps have remained a problem for the platform. A study last year found that 2% of the top 1000 top paid apps on the App Store at the time were scam apps , with those apps reportedly earning over $1 million in revenue . In a separate instance, a fake bitcoin app scammed its way to gain over $610,000 after being on Apple's platform. Tag: App Store This article, Apple Removes Scam App That Led to Hijacked Facebook Ad Accounts first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 5 Aug 2022 5:24 pm

Apple Asks Suppliers to Follow China Customs Rules Amid Sino-US Tensions: Report

Apple has asked suppliers to ensure that shipments from Taiwan to comply with Chinas customs regulations to avoid them from being held for scrutiny, according to a report. The instructions come amid ongoing Sino-US trade tensions and Nancy Pelosis visit to Taiwan.

NDTV 5 Aug 2022 5:04 pm

Galaxy S23: Everything we know about Samsungs 2023 flagship

The Galaxy S23 is still a bit of a mystery, but the leaks and rumors surrounding it are beginning to paint a better, clearer picture.

Digital Trends 5 Aug 2022 5:00 pm

13 hidden features you probably missed in the iOS 16 beta

The WWDC keynote was nearly two hours packed with awesome new features for the iPhone , iPad , and Mac , new Mac hardware , and even a very early sneak peek at next-generation CarPlay . Despite the marathon keynote presentation that brought dozens of new features, there are so many changes in iOS 16 that quite a lot had to be left out. Some were covered in the iPadOS and macOS presentationsimprovements to apps like Mail are coming to all devicesbut here are 10 smaller iOS 16 details we think are worth pointing out. Support for Switch controllers (and others) iOS 16 officially includes support for multiple new Bluetooth game controllers, including Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons and Pro Controllers so youll have even more options when you play games. This support extends to tvOS and iPadOS, too. Locked folders in Photos As an extra privacy measure, the Hidden and Recently Deleted folders in Photos are locked by default now so someone wont accidentally stumble upon them. You use your iPhone login credentials (Face ID, Touch ID, or passcode) to access them. Photos duplicate detection In the Photos apps Albums view youll find a new Duplicates option in Utilities. It automatically finds identical images and lets you merge them, combining captions, keywords, and favorites into whichever duplicate image is of the highest quality. So now you can keep your photo library a little cleaner. The notifications that come in on the iOS 16 lock screen can be customized. Apple Lock screen notification layouts When Apple showed off its fancy new lock screen, it only demonstrated notifications arriving in a stack, but that isnt the only option. You can set it to list view if you want to see them all covering up your fancy lock screen like before, or a single banner with a counter if you want to keep everything super tidy. Web push notifications During the keynote, Apple noted that Safari in macOS Ventura will support web push notifications. Thats coming to iOS and iPadOS as well, but not right awayApple lists the feature as coming in 2023 for its mobile OSeswhich is probably a good thing to be honest. More offline Siri functions Speaking of Siri, if you have an iPhone 12 or later it will do even more offline than before. Most Home control functions, Intercom, and Voicemail functions will operate without sending anything to Apple. You obviously need a network connection to communicate with your HomeKit hub, for instance, but all processing stays on your iPhone and nothing goes beyond your local network. See your Wi-Fi passwords With iOS 16 you can finally see the passwords for your saved Wi-Fi networks in plain text! You can then easily copy it to the clipboard to share how you wish, if necessary. Or just see it to read it out loud to a friend for whom the usual seamless Apple Wi-Fi sharing isnt available. Simply open Settings , then Wi-Fi . Tap the info button (i) next to the Wi-Fi network you wish to get the password for. This will take you to a screen with a lot of options and information. The Password field will have dots instead of the password, but just tap that and your iPhone will authenticate you with Face ID or Touch ID and display the password in plain text, with a prompt to Copy it if you wish. Hang up with Siri Speaking of Siri, you can finally hang up a phone call or FaceTime call with Siri. Its kind of weird that it took this long. Sure, the other person will hear you say it, but so what? Youll be able to take better photos in iOS 16 without needing to upgrade your iPhone. Better blurring on iPhone 13 If you have an iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 Pro, youll get better bokeh in a couple of noticeable ways. In Portrait shots, objects in the foregroundin front of the subjectwill get a blurring effect. And in Cinematic mode videos, the depth-of-field effect has better accuracy around things like hair and glasses. And were still amazed at the on-demand cutouts its doing with lock screen photos. Remove more Apple apps Apple has allowed us to remove some of its pre-installed apps since iOS 10, and its adding three more in iOS 16: Find My, Clock, and Health. However, Apple notes that some built-in Find My features will still work and some Apple Watch features might be affected. Haptic keyboard support The built-in iOS 16 keyboard will now have an option for haptic feedback as you type, so itll feel a little more natural tapping the glass. Though sadly, it doesnt appear to be coming to the iPad just yet. iCloud+ improvements The Hide My Email and custom email domain features of iCloud+ are getting a little more useful in iOS 16. Hide My Email is integrated directly into QuickType keyboard suggestions, so it should always be available in thirdpartyapps. And your custom domain can be shared with people outside your FamilySharing group. From the iCloud Mail settings you can purchase a new domain or enable catchall aliases right from iCloudMailsettings. Memoji improvements What can we say, we like Memoji . And theyre getting a number of meaningful improvements in iOS 16 (and iPadOS 16 and macOS 13). There are more sticker poses, and all the sticker poses can be used for your contact image. There are 17 new and updated hairstyles, more headwear, more noses, and more neutral lip colors. It should be easier than ever to make your Memoji match your look and your style. iOS

Macworld 5 Aug 2022 4:45 pm

How to Charge Your iPhone Faster When You Don't Have Much Time - CNET

Need some juice in a pinch? These tips can help get your iPhone battery charged faster.

Cnet 5 Aug 2022 4:30 pm

Rocket review: Blast your way through the difficulty of inserting emoji on a Mac

At a glance Experts Rating Price When Reviewed Free; $10 Pro version available Best Prices Today: Rocket Retailer Price Delivery Matthew Palmer $0 View Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide If you like emoji, its easy to find and insert them in apps like Discord, Messages, and Slack, and on many websites, particularly social media ones like Facebook and Twitter, which commissioned emoji drawings unique to their products. But outside of apps and sites that embrace emoji, macOS offers a convoluted process to access them otherwise. Rocket blasts its way into that gap. This simple utility provides the same simplicity as in Slack in typing a colon, part of an emoji name, and pressing a completion key (like Return) to insert it. For instance, type :rocket and press Return, and theres a . You can change the trigger key from a colon or require typing the trigger twice to invoke the emoji picker. The free flavor of the app matches names with an option in preferences to enable fuzzy search. It relies on the common names of emoji for matching, or the app matches names with an option in preferences to enable fuzzy search. App developer Matthew Palmer also includes Boosterschoose that item from the Rocket system menusomething he had planned before the pandemic to include in the Pro pack. His generosity at providing it free gives you access to emoticons (pre-emoji text symbology), certain Unicode symbols and marks (like dingbats and elements used in math), and what Rocket labels Deeper Emoji Keywords: 10,000 additional keywords to help with matching. Rocket brings ease to emoji insertion: just type a trigger and par of an emoji name. Rocket even enables emoji picking for the blind through a combination of Apples accessibility features and its own preferences. You have it speak the emoji name, copy a selected one to the clipboard, and override VoiceOver when using Rocket if thats necessary. You can add apps and websites to exclusion lists to avoid conflicts with expansion shortcuts or emoji systems already available. You can exclude apps from Rockets picker, enable fuzzy searching, and choose a skin tone in preferences. Rockets free version provides typing-based access to selecting and inserting emoji, including setting a default skin tone. Upgrade to Pro for $10 and you unlock the emoji browser, but also add the ability to insert GIFs (including 150 prefabricated ones), generate usage statistics, and let you set custom emoji expansion names. It also adds general text expansion, moving it closer to something like TextExpander or Typinator . Rockets Pro upgrade adds an emoji browser, among other features. If emoji delight you and are part of your language, stop exercising the tedium of using macOSs Character View to find them. Install at least the free flavor of Rocket, and extend the ease of expression. With the strong resurgence of the Mac in recent years, we want to celebrate the tools we use and that readers recommend to make the most of your macOS experience. Mac Gems highlights great nuggets of Mac software, apps that have a high utility, have a sharp focus on a limited set of problems to solve, and are generally developed by an individual or small company. Stay tuned for weekly updates, and send your suggestions to the Mac Gems Twitter feed ( @macgems ). Mac

Macworld 5 Aug 2022 4:30 pm

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4 Renders Surface Online Ahead of Galaxy Unpacked Event: Report

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy Watch 5 series, and Galaxy Buds 2 Pro alleged images have reportedly leaked online ahead of the Galaxy Unpacked event. The launch event will be held on August 10. The company is expected to launch the above-mentioned products at the event.

NDTV 5 Aug 2022 4:29 pm

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4: Everything we know about the foldable flip phone

Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip 4 is around the corner. Here's everything we know so far about the company's latest compact foldable.

Digital Trends 5 Aug 2022 4:15 pm

The M2 processor is even faster than we thoughtwhen it matters most

Weve gone over the benefits of the M2 over the M1 processor in our reviews of the new MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro , but theres one benchmark we didnt perform that everyone can relate to and demonstrates the M2s prowess. David Heinemeier Hanson ( @dhh on Twitter ) recently tweeted his results from Speedometer 2.0 , a test that gauges browser speed. He found that the M2 is 33 percent faster than the M1, and its also 2.5 times faster than the iMac running a 4.2GHz Core i7 CPU. Apple's chip team continues to embarrass everyone else in the business. Just clocked a clean 400 on the Speedometer 2.0 test for the M2 Air. That's 33% faster than the M1 (and A15) can do. 2.5x faster than a 4.2Ghz i7 Intel iMac. Bananas. Try your own CPU: https://t.co/o25wL35Zu4 pic.twitter.com/WbBmys2bk1 DHH (@dhh) July 31, 2022 The 400 score is mighty impressive, especially since we reported back in March that Google Chrome (version 99) and the Safari Technology Preview 15.4 (Release 141) posted scores at or close to 300. In fact, that 400 score is a 33 percent increase over that 300 score. With Heinemeier Hansons tweet and our prior testing in mind, and that the browser is likely the most frequently-used Mac app by just about everyone, we thought wed give Speedometer a run on the M2 and different browsers and see what happens. Here are our results. How we tested The Speedometer browser benchmark is made by the WebKit team at Apple and uses web-based applications and simulates user actions. The benchmark gauges the browsers responsiveness to those actions and then creates a performance score. The higher the score, the better the performance. You can learn more about how Speedometer benchmarks performance , and Speedometer is available for anyone to use for free . I ran Speedometer 2.0 on Safari 15.6, Chrome 104, and the Safari Technology Preview (Release 150). The hardware involved the following chips and Macs: Processor CPU cores GPU Mac model M2 8 CPU cores 4 performance cores 4 efficiency cores 10-core 13-inch MacBook Pro (2020) M1 8 CPU cores 4 performance cores 4 efficiency cores 8-Core 13-inch MacBook Pro (2022) M1 Pro 10 CPU cores 8 performance cores 2 efficiency cores 16-Core 14-inch MacBook Pro (2021) Results: M2 provides a boost When I tested Safari 15.6, I experienced an 18 percent increase of the M2 over the M1. Thats a little more than half of what Heinemeier Hansons tweeted, but he compares the M2 to an M1 score that is not stated. As I pointed out earlier, a 33 percent increase would mean that the M1 posted a 300 score. Our results are an average of three trials, and while I didnt get an exact 400 score for the M2, I got an average just above that, and one of the trials actually scored 408. Our testing also found an 11 percent boost of the M2 over the M1 Pro. The difference using Chrome 104 was smaller, with the M2 posting a 9 percent increase over the M1. Speedometer is a test designed by Apple, which may have something to do with Chromes showing here. Another interesting tidbit as a result of this testing is that Chromes speed edge that Google bragged about in March is goneagain, Speedometer is an Apple-created test, so Safari has an advantage. On the M2, Safari is 18 percent faster than Chrome, and it gets better with the Safari Technology Preview. The Safari Technology Preview is a beta version of the browser that Apple makes available to the public to test new features. Hopefully, the general public will get to feel the speed improvements that STP providesit posted a whopping average score of 420 on the M2, with one of our trials hitting 425. The 420 score is 18 percent better than the STP on the M1. What does this all mean? Safari is quite fast on the M2 and considering how much we are all on the internet, every optimization counts. But in the end, it doesnt matter how fast a browser is, your experience is only as fast as your connection. CPUs and Processors, Mac, Safari

Macworld 5 Aug 2022 4:00 pm

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4: Everything we know about the flagship foldable

If the rumors are to be believed, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will be a significant upgrade over the Samsung Galaxy Fold 3.

Digital Trends 5 Aug 2022 3:45 pm

Vivo Y22 Series Storage Options, Colours Tipped Ahead of India Launch: Report

The standard Vivo Y22 and Vivo Y22s have been reportedly spotted on a few certification sites. These handsets could launch soon in India. A recent report hints at the storage options and specifications of the Vivo Y22 lineup. They are expected to pack a 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support.

NDTV 5 Aug 2022 3:36 pm

Apple Supplier Pegatron Denies Reports of China Blocking Shipments

Apple supplier Pegatron has denied media reports claiming shipments to and from its factories in China were being held for scrutiny by Chinese customs officials, following a Pegatron executive's meeting with U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (via DigiTimes ). In a filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange, the company indicated that iPhone production at its China-based sites is continuing as normal and shipments have not been affected. The reports appeared after Pegatron vice chairman Jason Cheng met with Pelosi on Wednesday at a lunch hosted by Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen. TSMC founder Morris Chang and chairman Mark Liu were also reportedly among the guests. Pelosi's visit to Taiwan has angered the Chinese government, which sees the island as a breakaway province that will eventually be part of the country, despite many Taiwanese people considering their self-ruled island to be a separate nation. In response to the visit, China is currently conducting live-fire military drills in and around the Taiwan strait, with some aircraft and naval vessels reported to have crossed the median line, an unofficial but once largely adhered-to border that separates Taiwan and China. Chinese media on Friday reported that its missiles flew over Taiwan during its latest drills. Pegatron is the second largest Taiwanese contract electronics manufacturer and iPhone assembler behind Foxconn, while TSMC is the sole supplier of Apple's custom silicon chips and the world's most valuable semiconductor company. All three firms operate plants in China. Apple has been trying to diversify its supply chain outside of China to reduce its reliance on the country and mitigate the impact of geopolitical unrest, with Vietnam, and more recently India , emerging as important locations for supply chain expansion and investment. Update: Nikkei reports that Apple on Friday asked suppliers to ensure that shipments from Taiwan to China strictly comply with Chinese customs regulations, which state that Taiwanese-made parts and components must be labeled as being made either in Taiwan, China or Chinese Taipei, language that indicates the island is part of China. Tag: Pegatron This article, Apple Supplier Pegatron Denies Reports of China Blocking Shipments first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 5 Aug 2022 3:30 pm

Why You Need a VPN on Your Phone, and How to Set It Up in Under 10 Minutes - CNET

A mobile VPN is the first step to private conversations and browsing, and setting it up is easy.

Cnet 5 Aug 2022 3:30 pm

New iOS App Blocks Those Annoying 'Open in App' Pop-Ups in Safari

You've probably experienced visiting a website like Reddit or LinkedIn on your iPhone only to be greeted with an annoying, almost full-screen pop-up urging you to view the content in their app instead of on the website. It's a common practice for websites that have accompanying iOS apps to push users to open (if they already have the app installed) or download their app from the App Store to view the content they're trying to view. It can be very annoying for end-users, though, as these pop-ups are usually rather intrusive to the actual content, creating a subpar experience. Thankfully, there is a new way to block these pop-ups within Safari on iPhone and iPad . Developer Alex Zamoshchin has created a new Safari extension called Banish (via Daring Fireball ) that can run on iOS and iPadOS and is designed to specifically get rid of those pop-ups. The app, which costs $2, helps eliminate a majority of those pop-ups in popular web versions of apps, but it doesnt get rid of similar banners that show up at the top of Safari to recommend opening the current page in an installed app. The banner at the top of Safari is built into Safari and WebKit itself, so to get rid of those, you'll have to uninstall the respective app from your device. Banish, instead, gets rid of pop-ups implemented in the websites themselves. To use Banish, download it from the App Store and follow the on-screen instructions to give the app the needed permission within Settings, Safari, and Extensions. You can learn more about Banish here . This article, New iOS App Blocks Those Annoying 'Open in App' Pop-Ups in Safari first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 5 Aug 2022 3:17 pm

5 Hidden iOS 16 Features We Didn't Expect to Find - CNET

Master your iPhone with these buried tips and tricks.

Cnet 5 Aug 2022 2:30 pm

Unlock cheap travel with lifetime access to Dollar Flight Club for $99

If you wouldlike to make travel more affordable this summer, Dollar Flight Club can help. This service tracks down super-cheap flights to destinations around the world and Macworld readers can get lifetime access today for only $99 (Reg. $1,690). Used by over one million travelers, Dollar Flight Club helps subscribers to book cheaper flights by finding secret discounts and mistake fares. The average saving is $500, and families can take up to $2,000 off the price of their vacation. This deal lets you join the Plus+ plan for life. This means you get instant alerts for low-price flights in Business, Premium Economy, and Economy Class. You can also benefit from huge discounts at partners like Babbel, Acanela Expeditions, and Huckberry, and you get unlimited access to essential travel info. In the words of Cond Nast Traveler: Dollar Flight Club has an impressive track record hunting down low-priced seats. Order now for $99 to get your lifetime subscription, normally worth $1,690. Dollar Flight Club Premium Plus+ Lifetime Subscription (Save up to $2K on Business, Premium Economy & Economy Class) $99 See Deal Prices subject to change Travel Apps

Macworld 5 Aug 2022 1:30 pm

Google Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, and Pixel 6a Receiving New Update to Fix GPS Related Bug

Google is currently rolling out a new bug fix update for the Pixel 6 series and the Pixel 6a. The additional update aims to fix a GPS related bug on the Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, and Pixel 6a smartphones and is not to be confused with the upcoming August 2022 update, which is scheduled to roll out later.

NDTV 5 Aug 2022 12:59 pm

Apple Reportedly Accused of Mishandling Sexual Misconduct Complaints by Women Workers

Apple is facing accusations of mishandling sexual misconduct claims lodged by women while working for the iPhone maker, according to a report. The tech form has been reportedly accused by 15 current and former employees. Apart from Apple, Activision Blizzard and Elon Musk's Tesla have also been roiled by lawsuits over similar claims of mishandling complaints.

NDTV 5 Aug 2022 12:17 pm

Samsung Galaxy A23 5G Design Renders, Specifications Leaked, Said to Offer 25W Fast Charging: Report

Samsung Galaxy A23 5G leaked renders and specifications have reportedly surfaced online. The renders suggest the design of the phone and leaked specifications tip that the purported smartphone could come with 4GB/6GB/8GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB inbuilt storage options.

NDTV 5 Aug 2022 12:16 pm

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Tipped to Get Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, 5,000mAh Battery

Samsung Galaxy S23 ultra has been tipped to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. Also, it could pack a 5,000mAh battery. Rumours suggest that Samsung might only use Snapdragon chipsets for the Galaxy S23 lineup.

NDTV 5 Aug 2022 11:17 am

Motorola Razr 2022, X30 Pro Could Launch on August 11, May Go on Sale the Same Day

Motorola General Manager Chen Jin has teased the latest image of the Motorola Razr 2022 foldable smartphone. The smartphone can be seen displaying the date August 11 with the time set to 2pm. This hints at the next expected date and time for the launch of the smartphone. The Motorola X30 Pro could also be launched in the same event, as scheduled earlier.

NDTV 5 Aug 2022 11:03 am

Apple TV+ Animated Film 'Luck' Now Streaming, Takes Over Apple's Homepage

Apple TV+'s first feature-length 3D animated film Luck is now available to watch in the U.S. a few hours earlier than promised. Apple is promoting the film with a full-page takeover on its homepage , with characters from the film appearing in several spots. Created by Skydance Animation, Luck revolves around an unlucky person named Sam Greenfield who suddenly finds herself in the never-before-seen Land of Luck, where she must unite with magical creatures to turn her luck around. Sam partners with a lucky black cat named Bob as they embark on a quest that could change her luck forever. The film stars the voices of Eva Noblezada (Sam), Simon Pegg (Bob), Jane Fonda (the Dragon), Whoopi Goldberg (the Captain), and others. Luck and other Apple TV+ content can be watched in the Apple TV app across the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV box, select Xbox and PlayStation consoles, select smart TVs, on the web at tv.apple.com, and on select other platforms. Apple TV+ costs $4.99 per month in the U.S., with a free seven-day trial available. Tag: Apple TV Plus This article, Apple TV+ Animated Film 'Luck' Now Streaming, Takes Over Apple's Homepage first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 5 Aug 2022 7:38 am

iOS 16 Security and Privacy Features: Everything You Need to Know

Every iOS update adds new privacy and security features, and iOS 16 is no exception. Apple has added tools to make it easier to apply security updates, new Face ID capabilities, improvements to photo security, and more, with details on all of the new privacy and security options outlined below. Safety Check The Settings app houses a new Safety Check feature that is designed to make it easy for people to quickly reset all of the data and location access that they have granted to other people. According to Apple, Safety Check is aimed at people in domestic or intimate partner violence situations. You can get to Safety Check by opening up the Settings app and tapping into the Privacy and Security section. From there, scroll down to Safety Check. Safety Check has two options, including an Emergency Reset and a checklist of all your data sharing options. Note that Safety Check has a Quick Exit button that takes you right to the iPhone 's Home Screen in case you're in danger of getting caught using it. Emergency Reset Emergency Reset is a one-tap option that lets you you protect your iOS device with just a couple taps. When you use Emergency Reset, it immediately stops sharing everything with all people and apps. That includes anything you might be sharing with people, such as location information, your home data, photo albums, and more. Emergency Reset also lets you remove all emergency contacts and reset your Apple ID and password so no one can log into your account. Manage Sharing For less of an emergency situation, there's a Manage Sharing and Access walkthrough that lets you see an overview of what you're sharing so you can't be secretly tracked or monitored using location sharing, shared albums, or other iPhone features. You can see exactly who you're sharing data with and what data those people have access to, along with which apps have access to your data. You can select people or apps and choose the Stop Sharing option to turn off sharing right away. You will also see a list of all the third-party apps that you have installed and what data they have access to, along with tools to disable that access. You can see which permissions an app has on an individual basis, or by data such as Bluetooth, Location, Contacts, and more. Manage Sharing will tell you exactly which devices your iCloud account is logged into, giving you the option to log out, plus it will let you reset your Apple ID and password as well as deactivate Emergency contacts. Locked Hidden and Recently Deleted Photo Albums In the iOS 16 Photos app, the Hidden and Recently Deleted albums are not able to be opened up without biometric authentication through Face ID, Touch ID , or a passcode. Landscape Face ID On iPhone 13 models, Face ID works in landscape mode after iOS 16 has been installed. This allows Face ID to unlock the iPhone regardless of whether it's held in portrait or landscape orientation. Rapid Security Response With iOS 16, Apple can send out security updates without needing to update the entire operating system. in iOS 15 , security updates are tied to iOS updates and require a full update, but iOS 16 will make it easier for Apple to distribute security updates, and it will make them quicker to download. When you update to iOS 16, Apple will set your device to install security updates automatically, but the feature can be turned off under General > Software Update > Automatic Updates. Get important security improvements to your devices even faster. These improvements can be applied automatically between standard software updates. Pasteboard Permissions Apps in iOS 16 need explicit user permission before accessing the clipboard to copy and paste content. Apps will need to ask to use the copy and paste feature, similar to the way apps need permission to access the microphone, camera, location, and other sensitive data. Passkeys With iOS 16 and its sister updates, Apple is adding Passkeys that are designed to replace traditional passwords when signing into a website or app. Apple says that Passkeys are more secure than passwords, protecting users from phishing, malware, and other attacks that attempt to again account access. Passkeys are not implemented in the iOS 16 beta, but will be introduced later this year. Passkeys work through a key system. One key is public and stored on the website server, while the second key is private and kept on-device. On the iPhone and other devices with biometric authentication, Face ID or Touch ID is used to authorize the passkey to authenticate the user to a website or app. The key from the website and the key from the Apple device must match to allow for a log in, and since the device key is private and only available to the user, it cannot be stolen, leaked, or phished. Passkeys use iCloud Keychain, which requires two-factor authentication for further protection. Passkeys sync across all of a user's devices through iCloud Keychain, which is end-to-end encrypted with its own cryptographic keys. Passkey synchronization across devices offers redundancy in case an iPhone is lost, but should all of a person's Apple devices become lost and the passkeys along with them, Apple created an iCloud keychain escrow function to recover passkey information. There is a multi-step authentication process to go through to recover an iCloud Keychain with passkeys, or users can set up a person to serve as an account recovery contact. Passkeys sound complicated, but in practice, it will be as simple as using Touch ID or Face ID to create a passkey to go along with a login. Apple has been working with members of the FIDO Alliance, including Google and Microsoft, to ensure that passkeys can also be used with non-Apple devices and across platforms. On non-Apple devices, Passkeys will work through QR codes that will authenticate using the iPhone, but it will require support from other companies and needs to be adopted across the tech world. Lockdown Mode iOS 16 adds Lockdown Mode , which has an extreme level of security for activists, journalists, and others who are targeted by sophisticated cyberattacks. Lockdown Mode strictly limits or disables the functionality of many of the iPhone's features as well as locking down apps and websites. Lockdown Mode blocks most attachment types in Messages, blocks FaceTime calls from non-contacts, limits web browsing functions, prevents configuration profiles from being installed, and more, with a full list available in our Lockdown article . Lockdown Mode is not for the average user and most people should not turn it on given how restrictive it is. The feature is disabled by default and can activated in the Privacy and Security section of the Settings app. Guide Feedback Have questions about the new security and privacy features in iOS 16, know of a feature we left out, or want to offer feedback on this guide? Send us an email here . Security and Privacy With iOS 16, there are a number of security and privacy-focused updates that include landscape Face ID, Security Check, faster security updates, Passkeys, and more. We have a dedicated Security and Privacy Guide that highlights every new feature you need to know about. Related Roundups: iOS 16 , iPadOS 16 This article, iOS 16 Security and Privacy Features: Everything You Need to Know first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 5 Aug 2022 4:16 am

iOS 15.6: The iPhone Enhancements You'll Get After Downloading - CNET

The latest Apple software upgrade is ready to be installed on your iPhone.

Cnet 5 Aug 2022 3:50 am

HPs Surface Pro alternative is down to only $400 today

Right now, you can save $400 when you add HP's Surface Pro alternative to your cart, and while you're at it, grab a tablet keyboard to complete your setup.

Digital Trends 5 Aug 2022 3:38 am

New Month, New Reminder to Clear Your iPhone Cache - CNET

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Cnet 5 Aug 2022 3:30 am

What's Next for HomePod: Larger Model With S8 Chip, Matter Support, and More

While the original HomePod was discontinued over a year ago , rumors suggest that Apple plans to release another larger HomePod model in the future. Meanwhile, the HomePod mini will likely expand its presence by launching in additional countries over time. Keep reading for a recap of the latest rumors about the HomePod and HomePod mini and the future of Apple's smart home ambitions. New HomePod With S8 Chip Apple is developing a new HomePod with the same S8 chip rumored for the Apple Watch Series 8, according to Bloomberg 's Mark Gurman. In June, Gurman said the new HomePod would be closer to the original HomePod than the HomePod mini in terms of size and audio performance, and would have an updated display on top with potential multi-touch functionality. No other details are known about this rumored HomePod, which Gurman said is unlikely to arrive until next year. In May, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said Apple would release a new HomePod in the fourth quarter of 2022 or the first quarter of 2023 , adding that there may not be much innovation in hardware design. Kuo did not share any further details, so it's unclear if he was referring to a new version of the HomePod or the HomePod mini. The original HomePod is just under seven inches tall and is equipped with the same A8 chip as found in the iPhone 6, seven beamforming tweeters, and six microphones. When it launched in February 2018, the full-size HomePod was priced at $349 in the United States, but Apple lowered the speaker's price to $299 in April 2019. While early reviews of the HomePod praised the speaker's audio quality, it was expensive and held back by Siri's shortcomings. HomePod sales were reportedly lackluster over the years it was available, but the speaker has fetched high prices on eBay since being discontinued and has become something of a collector's item. With the right price, size, and feature set, there is potential for a new HomePod to be more of a success. HomePod Combined With Apple TV Earlier this year, Gurman said he believes that Apple is also planning a new device that combines a HomePod, Apple TV, and a camera . He said this combination device would probably be at the center of Apple's approach in the home. Gurman has claimed that Apple has een developing new speakers with screens and cameras since early 2021 , which would enable the device to be used for FaceTime calls and other new functionality. Such a device could compete with the likes of Google's Nest Hub and Amazon's Echo Show in the smart home accessories market. No further details are known about the combo HomePod/Apple TV device at this time. HomePod Mini in More Countries Last month, Apple released software version 15.6 for the HomePod and HomePod mini. In addition to performance and stability improvements, the update added support for Siri in Swedish and Norwegian on the HomePod and HomePod mini. The addition of Swedish and Norwegian support likely means the HomePod mini will be released in Sweden and Norway over the coming months. Apple has also been testing Siri in Danish and Finnish with select HomePod mini users in recent months, so the HomePod mini may launch in Denmark and Finland eventually as well. However, Danish and Finnish are not listed as supported languages yet within the HomePod mini's settings. Apple released the HomePod mini in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Switzerland in late March, around one month after rolling out support for Dutch on HomePods. Matter Support Matter is an upcoming connectivity standard that will enable compatible smart home accessories to work together seamlessly across multiple platforms, including Apple's HomeKit, Amazon's Alexa, and Google's Home. Apple says Matter support is coming in an update later this year across its software platforms. Controlling Matter accessories with the Home app and Siri will require a HomePod, HomePod mini, Apple TV 4K, or Apple TV HD running as a home hub. Related Roundup: HomePod mini Buyer's Guide: HomePod Mini (Neutral) Related Forum: HomePod, HomeKit, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology This article, What's Next for HomePod: Larger Model With S8 Chip, Matter Support, and More first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 5 Aug 2022 3:22 am

Dont need a flagship? Get this Motorola Android phone for $150

If you're looking for a cheap but effective Android smartphone, you can buy the Moto G Fast for $150 right now. Here's why it's worth it.

Digital Trends 5 Aug 2022 2:04 am

The next iPad could ditch the headphone jack too

Apple's next gen iPad has been tipped to feature a design that looks a lot like the iPad Mini. It's also set to ditch the headphone jack and adopt USB-C.

Digital Trends 5 Aug 2022 12:42 am

iPhone 14 Pro Screen Protector Surfaces Online, Tips Pill-Shaped Hole-Punch Cutout Again: All Details

iPhone 14 Pro has been tipped to sport a pill-shaped and a hole-punch cutout on the display. The tipster has shared an alleged image of the screen protector of the smartphone. The pill-shaped hole-punch cutout for iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max has been tipped in the past as well.

NDTV 5 Aug 2022 12:13 am

Deals: Get the 41mm Cellular Apple Watch Series 7 for All-Time Low Price of $359 ($140 Off)

Amazon today has the 41mm Cellular Apple Watch Series 7 for $359.00 , down from $499.00. This sale is only available for the Blue Aluminum Case with Abyss Blue Sport Band option, although the Green Aluminum model is just $20 higher. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. At $140 off, this is the best price we've ever tracked on this version of the Apple Watch Series 7 and it's now the cheapest entry point for a cellular model. You can also still save 20 percent on Beats Studio Buds or Beats Fit Pro when purchased simultaneously with an Apple Watch on Amazon. $140 OFF Apple Watch Series 7 (41mm Cellular) for $359.00 If you're on the hunt for more discounts, be sure to visit our Apple Deals roundup where we recap the best Apple-related bargains of the past week. Related Roundup: Apple Deals This article, Deals: Get the 41mm Cellular Apple Watch Series 7 for All-Time Low Price of $359 ($140 Off) first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 5 Aug 2022 12:05 am

Best refurbished iPad deals and sales for August 2022

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Digital Trends 5 Aug 2022 12:03 am

Best refurbished iPhone deals and sales for August 2022

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Digital Trends 5 Aug 2022 12:00 am

Apple's iPhone 14 May Have a Higher Price Than We Thought - CNET

The iPhone 14's price might be higher than the iPhone 13's, reflecting rumors of a significant upgrade.

Cnet 4 Aug 2022 11:56 pm

Best Samsung Galaxy Note 20 deals for August 2022

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Digital Trends 4 Aug 2022 11:55 pm

Apple Releases Studio Display Firmware Update to Fix Speaker Issue

Apple today released an updated version of the 15.5 firmware for the Studio Display, with the update coming more than two months after the Studio Display firmware was last updated. The prior version of the 15.5 firmware had a build number of 19F77, while the new version is 19F80. Apple's release notes for the update confirm that it addresses an issue with the Studio Display speakers. Since the launch of the Studio Display, there have been complaints about the speaker quality. Apple last week sent out a memo to authorized service providers, acknowledging that some customers have had issues with the Studio Display speakers cutting out or offering distorted playback. Apple said in the memo that a future update would fix the issue, hence today's firmware update. The Studio Display firmware can be updated by connecting it to a Mac. Studio Display owners can go to System Preferences > Software Update to install the firmware. Related Roundups: Apple Pro Display XDR , Apple Studio Display Related Forum: Mac Accessories This article, Apple Releases Studio Display Firmware Update to Fix Speaker Issue first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 4 Aug 2022 10:48 pm

How to get 2 free books at Audible

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Digital Trends 4 Aug 2022 10:39 pm

How to watch live MLB games for free on Apple TV+

Starting on Friday, April 8, Apple TV+ began streaming Friday Night Baseball ,a weekly doubleheader that will be available for free to anyone with internet access in one of the countries where the service will be available. You dont need to subscribe to Apple TV+ to watch any of these games in the schedule that has been released. Heres how to watch Friday Night Baseball, whether you have Apple TV+ or not. We also run through all the ways you can get Apple TV+ for free in a separate article. Updated 08/04/22: Apple has released the September schedule for Friday Night Baseball games. Whats more, the games will now be available in Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Germany, and Italy. Apple TV+ Friday Night Baseball: How to watch for free Apple has announced that going into August, the games will be free, so you dont need an Apple TV+ subscription. You will need an Apple ID, however. On Mac, iPhone, and iPad: Friday Night Baseball will be available through the TV app. Click on the Originals tab and then scroll down to Major League Baseball . On Apple TV 4K and HD: Go to the Sports tab and scroll down to Major League Baseball . From there, you can see the schedule and add games to your Up Next queue. On the web: Apple TV+ is available through a browser at tv.apple.com . If Friday Night Baseball isnt appearing in the marquee spot at the top of the page, scroll down and look for the Major League Baseball section. On a smart TV or set-top box: Many smart TVs and set-top boxes come with the Apple TV app installed. If not, you can search for it through the App Store on your device (Amazon, Google, Roku, etc.). If you cant find the Apple TV app, check your device for a software update. Apple TV+ Friday Night Baseball: Remaining schedule Apple has posted the Friday Night Baseball schedule through September 23. Start times for the first game are at 6:30, 7, or 8 p.m. ET, while the second game starts at 8, 9:30, or 10 p.m. ET. It seems as though the two games will air on separate streams, so the length of the first game will not affect the start time of the second game. These are the upcoming games on the schedule: Friday,September 2 Miami Marlins at Atlanta Braves 7 p.m. ET Philadelphia Phillies at San Francisco Giants 10 p.m. ET Friday, September 9 Cleveland Guardians at Minnesota Twins 8 p.m. ET Atlanta Braves at Seattle Mariners 9:30 p.m. ET Friday, September 16 Baltimore Orioles at Toronto Blue Jays 7 p.m. ET Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants 10 p.m. ET Friday, September 23 Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees 7 p.m. ET St. Louis Cardinals at Los Angeles Dodgers 10 p.m. ET Apple TV+ Friday Night Baseball: Where to watch Friday Night Baseball is available in the following countries/territories: United States Canada Mexico Australia Brazil Japan Puerto Rico South Korea United Kingdom Columbia Dominican Republic Germany Italy Apple TV+ Friday Night Baseball: Streaming quality While games will not be shown in 4K, Apple has announced that game broadcasts will employ state-of-the-art cameras, including high-speed Phantoms, the high-resolution Megalodon, and more throughout the season to present vivid, live-action shots. Additionally, audio will be presented in 5.1 with spatial audio enabled. Friday Night Baseball will also use new on-screen graphics that include innovative new probabilities-based forecasts of different situational outcomes, plus highlights and live look-ins from around the league integrated right into the broadcast, according to Apple. Apple TV+ Friday Night Baseball: Expanded coverage Apple announced that the games will include pre- and post-game coverage hosted by Lauren Gardner with a rotating group of analysts and former players, including Carlos Pea, Cliff Floyd, and Yonder Alonso. Broadcast teams for each game will be announced on a weekly basis. The broadcast teams are all MLB Network personalities, and Apple is relying on the MLB Network for its telecast production. In a press release , Apple stated that the production involves high-speed Phantom and high-resolution Megalodon cameras, immersive sound in 5.1 with spatial audio enabled, new on-screen graphics that include probabilities-based forecasts, and highlights and live look-ins from around the league integrated right into the broadcast. Games also display on-screen callouts about batters walk-up songs from Apple Music, Siri-based baseball trivia, and more. Apple will also offer shows with more baseball coverage. On Thursdays, Countdown to First Pitch previews the weeks upcoming games. Every morning, MLB Daily Recap shows highlightsfrom the previous night. Every weeknight, MLB Big Inning, features highlights and coverage of the games in progress. In the U.S. and Canada, viewers can watch a livestream of highlights, analysis, classic games and shows, and more, in addition to on-demand programming. However, access to this content will require an Apple TV+ subscription. MLB in Apple News and Apple Music On Fridays, Apple News will have curated highlights and stories from around MLB, and you can get personalized MLBhighlights in the News app. Apple Music has playlists of batters walk-up songs from teams featured on Friday Night Baseball. There are also collections of songs with the theme of baseball. Apple TV, Streaming Media

Macworld 4 Aug 2022 10:29 pm

Leaked 10th-gen iPad renders show off a Pro redesign with a home button

Earlier this week, Mark Gurman at Bloomberg reported that iPadOS 16 will be delayed until October , in part due to the launch of new iPads at a mid-fall event. Based on a report by MySmartPrice , a redesigned 10th-generation iPad could be part of the new lineup. MySmartPrice speculates that a new iPad is coming soon based on its acquisition of CAD renders from a maker of iPad cases. The renders show that the new iPad will have a similar bezel-heavy design as the current 9th generation iPad, but with a wider screen (10.5 inches) on a slimmer device with flat edges. The measurements are 9.8 x 7.1 x 0.27 inches (248.62 x 179.50 x 6.98 millimeters). The 10th-generation iPad will reportedly have flat edges like the iPad Air. MySmartPrice The front of the iPad will still have a 12MP FaceTime camera and a Touch ID button, according to the report. The back, however, has a change from the current iPad, with a camera island as last seen on the iPhone XS and an LED flash accompanying the single lens camera. The Apple logo on the back appears to still be in a vertical position. The flat sides in the renders are more like the iPad Pro and iPad Air and a change from the rounded edges of the current iPad. The renders, however, do not indicate if the port will be Lightning or USB-C, though rumors have suggested Apple is dumping the Lightning port. Apple has made the switch to USB-C in the iPad Air and the iPad Pro, and a law in the European Union requires USB-C to be used in mobile devices. Theres a very good chance the next iPad makes the switch as well. CAD renders of the front and back of the next iPad. MySmartPrice Other reports have stated that the next iPad could have an A14 chip that replaces the A13 Bionic thats in current use. According to Gurmans report for Bloomberg, the new iPad could be announced along with new iPad Pro models and iPadOS 16 in October. Its not clear whether Apple will increase the price of the 10th-generation iPad, which starts at $329. iPad (2021, 9th generation) Read our review MSRP: $329 (base model) Best Prices Today: $299.00 at Amazon | $329 at Apple | $329.00 at Apple iPad

Macworld 4 Aug 2022 10:03 pm

Apple could launch a HomePod with screen heres whats expected

When Apple started to sell the HomePod mini in November 2020 the standard HomePods days were numbered, and inevitably the larger device was discontinued in March 2021. However, there may yet be a new HomePod in the future one equipped with a screen and combining features from other Apple devices. In fact there are rumors that three new HomePods could be on the horizon. Read on to find out whats in store for the HomePod and how Apple is improving its speaker, with rumors indicating that the next model may be larger, feature a screen and offer the ability to host conference calls. New HomePod: Release date Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo tweeted in May 2022 that Apples working on a new HomePod for later this year or early in 2023. Apple would release a new version of HomePod in 4Q22-1Q23, and there may not be much innovation in hardware design. Smart speakers are undoubtedly one of the essential elements of the home ecosystem, but I think Apple is still figuring out how to succeed in this market. (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) May 20, 2022 Kuo isnt the only one expecting a new HomePod. A June 2022 Power On newsletter from Apple rumor monger Mark Gurman suggests that we wont see a new HomePod in 2022, but Gurman does indicate that it could be one product of of a deluge coming between the fall of 2022 and first half of2023. He wrote: the companysfirst mixed-reality headset, low-end and high-end iPads, updatedAirPods Pro earbuds, a freshHomePod and an upgradedApple TV. So its feasible that we could see a new HomePod in the spring of 2023. Will this be the rumored HomePod with a screen? Will Apple make a HomePod with a screen? We feel that the absence of a screen and over-reliance on Siri has been one of the biggest failings of the HomePod. We feel that a screen would help users interact with the device as well as open it up as a platform for watching other content, such as YouTube videos and news reports. A Bloomberg report from Gurman back in April 2021 discussed Apples plans for two future Apple products which do seem to indicate that Apple was at least considering making a HomePod with a screen. These rumored products included: A product that fuses the HomePod and Apple TV with a camera that could be used for video conferencing via the TV screen. A product that combines a smart speaker with a touch screen it could combine an iPad with a HomePod and mount a camera on a robotic arm that could actually follow the user around the room during a video chat. Read more about that Bloomberg report here: Apple planning hybrid HomePod/Apple TV and HomePod/iPad products . A second Bloomberg report from Gurman in May 2021 also mentioned Apples plans to so sell these hybrid HomePod products . And in April 2022 Gurman referred to these plans again, stating that Apple is absolutely still working on a new HomePod, which Gurman says will combine a HomePod, Apple TV, and FaceTime camera into a single combination product will probably be at the center of Apples approach . If Apple does launch a HomePod with a screen it will help the HomePod compete with devices from Google and Amazon which have combined a speaker with a screen for some time, such as the Amazon Echo Show (you can buy the Echo Show 15 on Amazon US for $239.99 or Amazon UK for 239.99.) There are plans then, it seems, for Apple to give the HomePod a screen, perhaps by combining it with an iPad or an Apple TV. The April 2021 Bloomberg report indicated that these two projects focused on combining the HomePod with other Apple products are underway at Apple, but at that time they were only in the concept stage its unknown if Apple is any closer to making them a reality. For more ideas about how Apple might reinvent the HomePod read: How the HomePod can be Apples new iPod: Fun, popular, and simple . Plus, Could Apples rumored HomePod actually be a tiny Studio Display? New HomePod: Design According to Gurmans June newsletter, the new HomePod will be more like the original HomePod so expect something larger and with better audio performance than the HomePod mini. While its not known if this new HomePod will incorporate a screen, as per the rumor above, this new HomePod could have an updated display on top, according to Gurman. The screen may also have multi-touch functionality. As for the HomePod with a screen, the April 2021 Bloomberg talked about a HomePod with a screen mounted on a robotic arm so that the camera could follow you around the room. To get an idea of how this could look we need only look to the Amazon Echo Show 10, which combines a display that moves automatically with Amazons speaker. The Echo Show 10 costs 239.99/$249.99. Buy one here (UK) and here (US). The Echo Show 10 has a screen attached to a speaker. Apple might do something similar with the HomePod. Foundry / Jim Martin Swiss website Handy Abovergleich and designer Eric Huismann have created a series of concept illustrations of how this new generation of HomePod could look . They have come up with concept designs for two separate devices: the HomePod TV (a mixture of the HomePod and the Apple TV) and the HomePod Show (a HomePod with a touchscreen display). Heres how they image the HomePod Show a speaker with a camera and a touchscreen could look. New HomePod: Spec & Features According to Gurman, thenew HomePod, is code-named B620. Heres what we can expect in terms of specs and features: Processor Gurman indicates that the new HomePod will feature the same S8chip that will arrive with the new Apple Watch 8 , Apple Watch Pro and Apple Watch SE . Camera The new HomePod could feature a camera, as is rumoured in the Bloomberg piece. With a camera incorporated into the HomePod it would be possible to participate in a video conference on the TV screen. A camera could also be used to recognise gestures. Some years ago a patent was filed that related to a future HomePod that could interpret 3D hand gestures. See more on Patently Apple . The patent describes a HomePod that can interpret three-dimensional hand gestures as a means of controlling the device so as to execute an action or function. Multi-touch display Perhaps not the display we are hoping for, but a more interactive display than the one we have currently. Wed like to see more than just volume controls. Will Apple combine HomePod and Apple TV? Combining the HomePod and Apple TV does look like something that is being investigated by Apple. The Bloomberg report above mentions it, but that wasnt the first indication that something like this was planned. In April 2020 it emerged that Apple had switched the software on the HomePod from iOS to tvOS, according to a 9to5Mac report. Such a move makes it even easier to merge those products in the future. Whats less obvious is what Apple would achieve by combining the HomePod and Apple TV, those looking for audio improvements can already use the HomePod as the audio output of their Apple TV. Swiss website Handy Abovergleich did come up with an illustration of how this might look. They call this one the HomePod TV the bar under the TV becomes not only the hub for TV, internet and smart devices, but also a sound system with support for standards such as Dolby Atmos and Apple Lossless . Apple TV

Macworld 4 Aug 2022 9:24 pm

Review: GRID Studio iPod and iPad Mini Offer Nostalgic Apple Wall Art

GRID Studio is known for offering wall art showcasing vintage devices that are an important part of Apple's history. Each device is disassembled and the components are artistically displayed in a frame that can be hung on the wall of any Apple fan. The fourth-generation iPod Classic and first-generation iPad mini are among the newest additions to GRID's lineup of devices, selling for $499 and $249, respectively. Prices for GRID's pieces start at $40 for an A-series chip and go up to $400 for the original iPhone , but there are all kinds of options priced at around the $200 mark. GRID's frames come well-packaged to protect them in transit and are enclosed in thick black paper, finished with a ribbon and a wax seal to make the device within feel truly special. While GRID's products come impressively packaged, I'd warn customers about getting paper cuts from the packaging something that has happened to me repeatedly when opening multiple GRID frames. The black wooden frames GRID uses contrast well with the white card upon which the device components are glued and go relatively easily with most interior designs. Unfortunately, the black frames seem to immediately attract quite a lot of fingerprints and dust, but they are mostly easy enough to remove with a damp cloth. The frame contains a pane of transparent plastic rather than glass. I would have preferred glass, but it doesn't negatively affect displaying the device at all. To remove the film protecting the clear plastic, you need to open the frame from behind. This also enables you to wipe away any excess fingerprints or dust from inside the frame or the components. The fourth-generation iPod is GRID's first display of a classic iPod with a Click Wheel, making it a particularly iconic piece for Apple enthusiasts. Announced in 2004, the fourth-generation iPod replaced the touch wheel from the third-generation iPod with the Click Wheel from the iPod Mini, placing the four buttons below a touch-sensitive scroll wheel, and introduced a slimmer casing. The 20GB model in the frame originally sold for $299. Like GRID's other displays, the disassembled iPod's components are methodically laid out inside the frame, with printed details to highlight different aspects, such as a printed image below the iPod's display to give a 3D effect and show what it would have looked like in use. Annotations explain what each of the components are, a bit of the device's history, and provide a quote from Steve Jobs. The first-generation iPad mini is GRID's first iPad display. The first iPad mini was introduced in 2012, featuring similar specifications to the iPad 2, including its display resolution, for a starting price of $329. The iPad mini takes up a lot of space inside the frame, but I'm pleased that all of GRID's frames are the same size for consistency. The devices do have some wear and tear in places due to their age and because they are used. Nevertheless, they are more than adequate for display and it is clear that GRID has selected devices with only minimal wear. For my frames, the polished, mirror finish of the iPod, its internal hard drive, and the immaculate display of the iPad mini look particularly good and emphasize the devices at their best. All in all, the fourth-generation iPod and first-generation iPad mini are great additions to GRID's product lineup. With attention to detail and plenty of nice touches to make the device feel special, GRID's frames are the perfect items for any Apple fan looking to bring some of the company's iconic designs into their home in a thoughtful way. How to Buy GRID Studio's products are available from its website, gridstudio.cc . The GRID Studio iPod Classic and iPad mini are currently $100 off. GRID Studio iPod Classic (fourth-generation) $499 $399 GRID Studio iPad mini (first-generation) $249 $199 Note: GRID Studio provided MacRumors with a framed iPod Classic (fourth-generation) and iPad mini (first-generation) for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received. Tag: Grid Studio This article, Review: GRID Studio iPod and iPad Mini Offer Nostalgic Apple Wall Art first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 4 Aug 2022 8:59 pm