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Apple Increases iPhone 15's Advertised Battery Lifespan

In a support document updated today, Apple says the batteries in the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max are designed to retain 80% of their original capacity at 1,000 complete charge cycles under ideal conditions, which is double the 500 charge cycles it advertises for all earlier iPhone models. Apple told 9to5Mac that iPhone 15 models have a higher advertised battery lifespan as a result of the company making continued updates to battery components and power management systems over the years. The report says Apple tested the batteries under specific circumstances representing common use cases. This revelation means that it could take longer for the maximum battery capacity of iPhone 15 models to decline to 80% compared to previous iPhone models. However, Apple told 9to5Mac that it is investigating the battery lifespan of older iPhone models, so a comparison based on the latest testing parameters remains to be seen. In its support document, Apple says the battery lifespan of any iPhone model ultimately depends on how the device is regularly used and charged. To view an iPhone's battery capacity, open the Settings app and tap Battery Battery Health & Charging. On iPhone 15 models updated to the latest iOS 17.4 beta, the menu is now simply called Battery Health and shows more info at a glance . Related Roundups: iPhone 15 , iPhone 15 Pro Buyer's Guide: iPhone 15 (Neutral) , iPhone 15 Pro (Neutral) Related Forum: iPhone This article, Apple Increases iPhone 15's Advertised Battery Lifespan first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 21 Feb 2024 3:01 am

Save over $100 on HYPERs 96W 11-port Thunderbolt 4 Dock down at $245 today

The official HYPER Amazon store is now offering its HyperDrive Thunderbolt 4 Dock down at $244.99 shipped . Be sure to clip the on-page coupon . Regularly $350 and still fetching as much via HYPERs official site , youre looking at a solid 30% price drop and the lowest price we can find. Todays $105 discount undercuts the previous offer at $310 and marks one of the best prices we have tracked on Amazon it dropped to $210 and $228 during Black Friday last year. Designed for enterprise businesses, PC gamers, and video editors, it expands your setups connectivity options significantly with a pair of Thunderbolt 4 downstream ports capable of 40Gb/s data transfers alongside a Thunderbolt 4 upstream port that provides up to 96W Power Delivery charging for your MacBook (or other host device). Head below for more details. more

9To5Toys 21 Feb 2024 2:46 am

KeySmarts Find My SmartCard tracker with wireless charging drops to $34 (Today only)

Today only, as part of its Lightning deals, the official KeySmart Amazon storefront is now offering its SmartCard Apple Find My tracker down at $33.99 shipped . This is a limited time offer that will be live for this afternoon/evening only or until discounted stock runs out. Regularly $40, this is 15% off the going rate and among the lowest we have tracked. Todays deal is matching our limited offer from last month and a great chance to land the smart card tracker at a discount. It launched for the first time back in late September as one of the only devices quite like it. There are other wallet card trackers out there, but this is one of the only options youll find with wireless charging. In fact, KeySmart says its the only one of its kind you can recharge without plugging in. Head below for more details. more

9To5Toys 21 Feb 2024 2:14 am

Apples official black Magic Keyboard with Touch ID hits $170, plus Magic Trackpad at $139

Amazon is now offering the official Apple Magic Keyboard with Touch ID for $170.05 shipped. This Space Black keyboard normally fetches $199, and is now clocking in at the second-best price to date. We last saw it on sale for the holidays last year at this same price. It hasnt sold for less since back in August, either. Apples Magic Keyboard elevates your desktop workstation with a metal build that complements the rest of your devices. This model, in particular, sports black keys to pair with the brands latest scissor key switches underneath. Perfect for pairing with a Mac or iPad, theres the Lightning port on the front to top off the rechargeable battery thatrounds out the packagealongside a built-in Touch ID sensor. more

9To5Toys 21 Feb 2024 2:11 am

Just $150 scores you a 43-inch 4K smart TV with AirPlay and HDMI 2.1 (Save $120)

Today only, as part of its Deals of the Day , Best Buy is offering the Pioneer 43-inch Class LED 4K UHD Smart TV for just $149.99 shipped . Regularly $270, this is a solid $120 price drop and the lowest we can find. It also a particularly low price to land a modestly-sized 43-inch TV with 4K resolutions. For comparison, this entry-level TCL 43-inch smart TV has never dropped below $199 at Amazon and this comparable Roku 43-inch model has never sold for less than $229. Even Amazons 40-inch 2-Seriesmodel has never seen prices under $180, and thats a 1080p model. Head below for more details om the Pioneer featured above. more

9To5Toys 21 Feb 2024 1:41 am

Winter isnt over yet, and Marmots Ares Down Jacket ends the season with a 68% discount to $65

We still have another month of winter left, and now is a great time to get a winter coat for the remainder of the season. The Marmot Mens Ares Down Jacket currently available for $65 , marked down from $200 is a coat that will keep you warm and protected against all the weather that winter throws your way. Featuring a 700-fill-power, you can wear this coat while shoveling snow in your backyard or while camping in the woods. Standard shipping rates apply. Head below to learn more about the Marmot Mens Ares Down Jacket . more

9To5Toys 21 Feb 2024 1:27 am

Apple Acoustics VP Leaves Role, AirPods and HomePod Audio Team Gets New Leadership

The team responsible for audio at Apple will soon undergo leadership changes due to the departure of longtime acoustics vice president Gary Geaves, reports Bloomberg . Geaves is stepping down from his role, though he will be replaced with op deputy Ruchir Dav. Apple's acoustics group has approximately 300 members that have developed audio technology for the AirPods, HomePods, and other Apple devices. The team was responsible for creating spatial audio, the 3D sound feature that has been built into AirPods, the Vision Pro, and other devices. AirPods product designer Tang Tan was overseeing the acoustic team under John Ternus, but he started preparing to leave Apple back in December. Since then, the acoustics team has been reporting to Matt Costello, who oversees the HomePod and Beats headphones. Geaves joined Apple in 2011 from Bowers & Wilkins, and Bloomberg says he will be staying on at Apple as an advisor to Costello as he prepares to retire. Over the course of the last two years, Geaves has been working on an overhaul to the AirPods lineup, and the first updates are expected this year. Rumors suggest we will see AirPods 4 and new AirPods Max this year, with revamped AirPods Pro to follow in 2025 . This article, Apple Acoustics VP Leaves Role, AirPods and HomePod Audio Team Gets New Leadership first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 21 Feb 2024 1:22 am

Get Windows 11 Pro and Microsoft Office Pro for $80 (Reg. $420), this week only

If youre a PC user, you want to make sure youre running the most up-to-date programs. That includes your operating system. If youve been resisting making the upgrade to Windows 11 Pro because you felt it was too expensive, then take a look at The All-in-One Microsoft Office Pro 2021 for Windows: Lifetime License + Windows 11 Pro Bundle . This week only, you can get lifetime licenses to both Windows 11 Pro and Microsoft Office Pro 2021 for an extra $20 off our already discounted price at just $79.97 . more

9To5Toys 21 Feb 2024 1:20 am

Save 50% on Samsungs latest Galaxy Chromebook 2 at new all-time low of $349

Best Buy now offers the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 for $349 shipped . This is 50% off the usual $699 price tag and marking a new all-time low. Its $50 under what youd pay with Amazons competing sale price on the 128GB/8GB model and is the first discount since back on Black Friday when it hit $449. You can get a closer look in our launch coverage . more

9To5Toys 21 Feb 2024 1:13 am

iOS 17.4 Lets You See Your iPhone 15 Battery Health at a Glance

With iOS 17.4, Apple is tweaking how battery health is reported to iPhone 15 users, making it easier for them to understand their battery status at a glance. In the Battery section of the Settings app, the Battery Health listing now has a readout such as Normal that is accessible without tapping in to the prior Battery Health & Charging section. If you tap on the battery health readout on an iPhone 15, the battery cycle count, manufacture date, and first use will be listed. This information was previously hidden in the General > About section of the Settings app. The Charging Optimization section continues to provide the same settings. Optimized Battery Charging preserves battery health by learning usage habits and limiting the amount of time that the battery sits at a 100 percent charge. There is also an option to limit charging to 80 percent to further preserve health, and a toggle for turning off optimized charging all together. Note that these changes are limited to the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro , and iPhone 15 Pro Max. Battery settings have not changed on older iPhone models. Related Roundups: iOS 17 , iPadOS 17 Related Forums: iOS 17 , iPadOS 17 This article, iOS 17.4 Lets You See Your iPhone 15 Battery Health at a Glance first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 21 Feb 2024 12:56 am

iOS 17.4 Beta Adds CarPlay Option to Show Upcoming Maneuvers in Instrument Cluster

The fourth beta of iOS 17.4 that Apple released today adds a new CarPlay feature, according to the notes that Apple provided to developers . In supported CarPlay vehicles, there's now an Apple Maps option to show information about upcoming maneuvers in the instrument cluster. CarPlay users will be able to swap the display type between the main and instrument cluster by tapping on the map configuration button located in the upper right of the main Maps screen. Apple this year introduced a new next-generation CarPlay experience that will show up in high-end vehicles starting in 2024, but this feature addition is separate from that. It appears this new experience will be available in vehicles that support a dual-screen Apple Maps CarPlay experience , with a supplementary Apple Maps view that's located in the driver display or head-up display. CarPlay began supporting this functionality several years ago, but manufacturers have been slow to adopt it with BMW, Volvo, and Polestar being among the first on select vehicles. While those vehicles have supported an Apple Maps view in the driver display, they have not shown text prompts such as upcoming turns or lane guidance, so it appears today's addition will give users some control about what information appears where. With the iOS 17.4 update, the driver display will optionally display turn-by-turn directions so that CarPlay users can navigate without having to look away from the display directly in front of them. iOS 17.4 is limited to developers and public beta testers at this time, but it will see a public release in March. Related Roundups: CarPlay , iOS 17 , iPadOS 17 Related Forums: HomePod, HomeKit, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology , iOS 17 , iPadOS 17 This article, iOS 17.4 Beta Adds CarPlay Option to Show Upcoming Maneuvers in Instrument Cluster first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 21 Feb 2024 12:17 am

Baseus 140W 6-port 48,000mAh portable laptop power bank station now $96 off at new $74 low

Update: The official Baseus Amazon storefront has dropped the price down to $79.99 $73.99 shipped, after clipping the on-page $30 off coupon and using the promo code L77LSJCJ at checkout for an additional 20% off. The official Baseus Amazon storefront is offering its 140W 6-port Portable Laptop Power Bank Station for $89.99 shipped , after clipping the on-page $60 off coupon . Down from its $170 price tag, this device started off at a $220 MSRP upon its release in August, with three discounts in 2023 that ultimately brought its list price down to the current $150. Todays deal comes in as a 40% markdown off this new rate, giving you $130 off its original MSRP and marking a new all-time low. more

9To5Toys 21 Feb 2024 12:15 am

Electric Bike Co.s Model J e-bike offers 60-mile range with $268 in free gear for $1,299 low

Electric Bike Co. is offering its Model J e-bike for $1,299 shipped in four colorways ( Army Green , Ocean Breeze , Living Coral or Black ) or you can fully customize your own. Down from $1,499, this deal is a $200 markdown off the going rate, which is the usual discounted rate that this particular model often drops to, returning costs to the all-time lowest we have tracked. There are also two other options for this e-bike with the Niagara colorway for $1,399 and the accessory-loaded Desert Rover for $1,799 . There is also an exclusive offer on all e-bike models that gives you a complimentary Boost 5A Super Charger worth $229, as well as a free upgraded tool kit worth $39 that includes self-sealing puncture gel, a mini hand pump, and a CO2 canister just mention Spring in the notes during checkout. You can learn more about this e-bike by heading below or reading through our hands-on review at Electrek . more

9To5Toys 20 Feb 2024 11:59 pm

This Instant Pot Appliance Sale on Woot Will Net You a Kitchen Gadget for Cheap - CNET

If you've been wanting to buy an air fryer, coffee maker or pressure cooker at a reasonable price, you won't want to miss this sale.

Cnet 20 Feb 2024 11:51 pm

Apple Releases Third Beta of visionOS 1.1

Apple today released the third beta of an upcoming visionOS 1.1 update for developers, allowing them to test new features ahead of the software seeing a public launch. The third beta comes a week after the release of the second beta . The visionOS beta can be downloaded by going to the Settings app on the device and toggling on developer betas. A registered developer account is required, and Apple recommends making a backup before installing new software. visionOS 1.1 brings support for iMessage Contact Key Verification and it adds Apple device management to the Vision Pro. With this functionality, IT departments at companies and educational institutions can manage Vision Pro headsets in the same way they manage iPhones, iPads, and Macs. According to Apple's beta notes, users can now reposition volumetric scenes closer than before, enabling easier direct interaction with the volumetric scene content. That means objects can be placed closer to you. Apple has also improved Personas in visionOS 1.1, making them look more natural and lifelike than before. Related Roundup: visionOS Related Forum: Apple Vision Pro This article, Apple Releases Third Beta of visionOS 1.1 first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 20 Feb 2024 11:44 pm

Apple Seeds Fourth Betas of iOS 17.4 and iPadOS 17.4 to Developers

Apple today seeded the fourth betas of upcoming iOS 17.4 and iPadOS 17.4 to developers for testing purposes, with the updates coming one week after Apple seeded the third betas . Registered developers are able to opt into the betas by opening up the Settings app, going to the Software Update section, tapping on the Beta Updates option, and toggling on the iOS 17 or iPadOS 17 Developer Beta. A free or paid Apple ID associated with a developer account is required to download and install the beta. iOS 17.4 introduces sweeping changes to the way the App Store and apps operate in the European Union, paving the way for alternative app marketplaces, alternative payment systems, third-party browser engine support, and NFC access for banks and third-party payment providers. These features are limited to the EU, and won't be available in other countries. There are, however, changes to gaming apps, and with the launch of iOS 17.4, Apple will be allowing cloud gaming apps like Xbox Cloud Gaming and Nvidia GeForce NOW. Mini games, chatbots, and plug-ins are also now able to use the in-app purchase system. Along with these updates, iOS 17.4 adds new emoji characters, transcripts for podcasts in the Podcasts app, support for using SharePlay with the HomePod , Stopwatch Live Activities, and more. Full details on everything new in iOS 17.4 can be found in our iOS 17.4 features guide . Related Roundups: iOS 17 , iPadOS 17 Related Forums: iOS 17 , iPadOS 17 This article, Apple Seeds Fourth Betas of iOS 17.4 and iPadOS 17.4 to Developers first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 20 Feb 2024 11:38 pm

Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of macOS Sonoma 14.4 to Developers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming macOS Sonoma 14.4 update to developers for testing purposes, with the software coming a week after the release of the third beta . Registered developers can opt-in to the beta through the Software Update section of the System Settings app. Note that an Apple ID associated with an Apple Developer account is required to get the beta. macOS Sonoma 14.4 introduces some of the features in the iOS 17.4 beta, such as new emoji characters. We don't know what Mac-specific features are included, and little else was found in the first three betas. Related Roundup: macOS Sonoma Related Forum: macOS Sonoma This article, Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of macOS Sonoma 14.4 to Developers first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 20 Feb 2024 11:37 pm

Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of watchOS 10.4 to Developers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming watchOS 10.4 update to developers for testing purposes, with the beta coming a week after the release of the third watchOS 10.4 beta . To install the watchOS 10.4 update, developers need to open the Apple Watch app, go to the Software Update section under General in Settings, and toggle on the watchOS 10 Developer Beta. An Apple ID linked to a developer account is required. Once beta updates have been activated, watchOS 10.4 can be downloaded under the same Software Update section. To install software, an Apple Watch needs to have 50 percent battery life and it must be placed on an Apple Watch charger. watchOS 10.4 includes new emoji characters such as a lime, an edible brown mushroom, a phoenix, a broken chain, shaking head vertically (as in a yes nod), and shaking head horizontally (a o head shake). There is also a Setting to disable the Double Tap feature on Apple Watch when using Vision Pro, as the Double Tap gestures might be accidentally activated when controlling Vision Pro. Related Roundup: Apple Watch Series 9 Buyer's Guide: Apple Watch (Neutral) This article, Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of watchOS 10.4 to Developers first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 20 Feb 2024 11:36 pm

Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of tvOS 17.4 to Developers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming tvOS 17.4 update to developers for testing purposes, with the beta coming one week after the release of the third tvOS 17.4 beta . Registered developers are able to download the tvOS 17.4 update by opting in to the beta through the Settings app on the Apple TV . A registered developer account is required. tvOS software releases are usually minor in scale compared to other operating system updates, focusing primarily on smaller improvements rather than outward-facing changes. The tvOS 17.4 update adds support for Apple Music SharePlay on the Apple TV. The Apple TV user can pull up an Apple Music QR code that can be scanned by anyone, which then allows multiple people to contribute to what's playing via Apple Music. An Apple Music subscription is not required. We've also seen references to homeOS in tvOS 17.4, but it's not yet clear what homeOS is. tvOS 17.4 is expected to see a release in March alongside iOS 17.4. Related Roundup: Apple TV Buyer's Guide: Apple TV (Caution) Related Forum: Apple TV and Home Theater This article, Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of tvOS 17.4 to Developers first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 20 Feb 2024 11:35 pm

WORX Nitro 40V 20-inch cordless electric snow blower with two 4.0Ah batteries hits $320

WORX is offering its Nitro 40V 20-inch Cordless Electric Snow Blower with two 4.0Ah batteries for $319.99 shipped . Down from its usual $400 price tag, this snow blower saw some massive discounts over 2023. While previous years saw prices only drop to $331 at the lowest, in 2023 we saw three major discounts that dropped costs to ridiculous lows of $269, $246, and $155 in the middle of June on Amazon. After summers end we saw prices quickly rise back up to their usual ranges, keeping above $300. Todays deal comes in as a 20% markdown off the going rate and lands among the lowest prices weve seen in eight months. more

9To5Toys 20 Feb 2024 11:17 pm

Sperrys Cold Bay Rubber Chelsea boots keep you dry through spring showers at $70 (Save 30%)

There is a Sperrys Sale Event going on right now just in time for a refresh on spring wardrobes, and the Sperry Mens Cold Bay Rubber Chelsea Boots are now 30% off, coming in at $70 . Grab yourself a pair of these boots before the deal expires. A great boot for any season, the Cold Bay Rubber Chelsea Boots are available in three colorways Brown, Black, and Gray and feature a classic slip-on style, making them easy to take on and off. Free standard shipping applies. Head below to learn more about the Sperry Mens Cold Bay Rubber Chelsea Boots . more

9To5Toys 20 Feb 2024 11:09 pm

iPhone 16 Models Again Rumored to Feature Upgraded Microphones for iOS 18's Revamped Siri

iPhone 16 models will feature upgraded microphones with a higher signal-to-noise ratio compared to previous models, allowing for the devices to hear your voice more clearly, according to Haitong analyst Jeff Pu. This upgrade should improve the accuracy of Siri, which is expected to be revamped with generative AI features on iOS 18 later this year. In a research note earlier this month, Pu said some of iOS 18's generative AI features will likely be limited to iPhone 16 models, as a result of the upgraded microphones and a larger Neural Engine in the A18 and A18 Pro chips for the devices. Both of these hardware changes have been rumored by other sources , increasing their likelihood. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo previously said the upgraded microphones on iPhone 16 models could improve the Siri experience significantly. In addition to a higher signal-to-noise ratio, he said the new microphones will offer improved water resistance. On an earnings call earlier this month, Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed that the company was working on generative AI and will share details later this year. In addition to Siri, iOS 18 is rumored to add new generative AI capabilities to Spotlight, Shortcuts, Messages, Apple Music, Numbers, Pages, Keynote, Health, and more. Apple is expected to announce iOS 18 at WWDC in June, and the update should be released to all users in September alongside the iPhone 16 series. Related Roundups: iOS 18 , iPhone 16 , iPhone 16 Pro This article, iPhone 16 Models Again Rumored to Feature Upgraded Microphones for iOS 18's Revamped Siri first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 20 Feb 2024 11:08 pm

AirPods Max 2 Could Miss Out on Adaptive Audio Features

The second-generation AirPods Max could miss out on Adaptive Audio, according to a rumor coming out of Asia. The rumor comes from Weibo user Instant Digital , who claims that while new AirPods Max will definitely come out this year, the only change will be a USB-C port. The headphones will apparently continue to forgo Adaptive Audio due to the presence of an older processor. Adaptive Audio encompasses three features: Adaptive Noise Control, Personalized Volume, and Conversation Awareness. Adaptive Noise Control blends Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode to adjust the level of noise control based on the changing noise conditions in your environment, Personalized Volume adjusts the media volume based on environmental conditions and volume preferences, and Conversation Awareness lowers media volume and enhances voices in front of you. The features are exclusive to the second-generation AirPods Pro because they require the H2 chip's processing power. The first-generation AirPods Max feature the H1 chip and did not gain Adaptive Audio via a software update as a result. Multiple rumors suggest that the only notable improvement offered by the second-generation AirPods Max will be a USB-C port instead of Lightning for charging and wired audio playback, potentially alongside some new color options, meaning that the H2 chip will continue to be absent. Despite the AirPods Max's $549 price point, the second-generation AirPods Pro might still offer superior hardware and software than their over-ear sibling, touting features such as the H2 chip, Bluetooth 5.3, Adaptive Audio, improved Active Noise Cancellation, skin-detect sensors, sweat and water resistance, the U1 chip, Precision Finding, and support for MagSafe and Qi wireless charging. Apple's refreshed over-ear headphones are expected to launch in late 2024 alongside two fourth-generation AirPods models. Related Roundup: AirPods Max Tag: Setsuna Digital Buyer's Guide: AirPods Max (Caution) Related Forum: AirPods This article, AirPods Max 2 Could Miss Out on Adaptive Audio Features first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 20 Feb 2024 10:51 pm

UGREENs 10,000mAh MagSafe Power Bank for iPhone 15 has never sold for less at $45.50

UGREENs official Amazon storefront now offers its 10,000mAh MagSafe Power Bank for $45.50 shipped after youve clipped the on-page coupon . Youd normally pay $70, with todays offer clocking in at 35% off. Its a new all-time low at an extra $4 below our previous mention from over a month ago, too. We further explore what you get in the box in our launch coverage , or just below the fold. more

9To5Toys 20 Feb 2024 10:50 pm

Regal Apple Pay Promo Offers Free Popcorn With Movie Ticket Purchase

To celebrate the award nominations given to Killers of the Flower Moon, Apple today sent out emails about a new Apple Pay promotion that offers users a free popcorn when purchasing a ticket to a movie at a Regal theater. For each ticket purchased to Killers of the Flower Moon or another film that is part of Regal's Best Picture Film Festival, Apple Pay users can get a free small popcorn. The promotion is available starting today and will last until March 9. To get the deal, tickets will need to be purchased with Apple Pay from the Regal website or the Regal app. After purchase, a voucher for a free small popcorn will be emailed out, and it can be redeemed from March 1 through March 10. Killers of the Flower Moon, from director Martin Scorsese, earned 10 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture of the Year. It is still in theaters, and can also be watched on Apple TV+ . Tag: Apple Pay Promo This article, Regal Apple Pay Promo Offers Free Popcorn With Movie Ticket Purchase first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 20 Feb 2024 10:45 pm

Z Grills 450B PID wood pellet grill and smoker offers 8-in-1 functionality at new $429 low

The official Z GRILLS Amazon storefront is offering its PIONEER 450B Wood Pellet Grill and Smoker for $429 shipped. Down from its $519 price tag, it only saw five discounts over 2023, with the biggest among them dropping costs down to a $430 low. Todays deal comes in as a $90 markdown off the going rate, landing it by $1 at a new all-time low. more

9To5Toys 20 Feb 2024 10:40 pm

Amazon PowerA Pokmon sale from $13: Slim Switch cases and controllers up to 30% off

Just after the brands new Fortnite Peely Switch controller and case went up for pre-order with the bonus in-game Prickly Axe item, Amazon has now launched a sale event featuring a host of PowerA Pokmon Switch gear. The deals start from $13 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $25 and include both a series of Switch carry cases as well as the brands Enhanced Wired Controllers in various designs. These are fun officially licensed accessories that wont break the bank that also make for great Pokmon collectibles, all of which are now on sale by up to 30%. Youll find all of the deals right here alongside some top picks below. more

9To5Toys 20 Feb 2024 10:28 pm

Pelotons Presidents Day Sale takes up to $600 off at-home workout gear, guides, more

The Peloton Presidents Day Sale is live through February 29 and has a variety of savings across the board, from Peloton Bike and Bike+ equipment packages to individual bikes and Peloton Guides. The Peloton Bike+ Ultimate Package is now available for $2,390 , marked down from $2,990. The Peloton Bike+ Ultimate Package has everything you need for an elite exercise experience, including the Peloton Bike+, cycling shoes, light weights, a water bottle, a Bike mat, a reversible workout mat, and three sets of dumbbells. Shipping is free, and Bike+ setup is included. Head below to learn more about Pelotons Presidents Day Sale . more

9To5Toys 20 Feb 2024 10:21 pm

Levis Think Spring Sale takes 30% off sitewide + an extra 40% off clearance: Jeans, more

The Levis Think Spring Sale takes 30% off sitewide including best-selling denim, t-shirts, accessories, and more. Prices are as marked. Plus, save an extra 40% off clearance items as well. Red Tab Members ( free to sign-up ) receive complimentary delivery on all orders. A standout from this sale is the 541 Athletic Taper Jeans that are currently marked down to $49 and originally sold for $70. These jeans are available in twenty color options and feature a stretch-infused fabric to promote all day comfort. Theyre also designed with more room in the thighs for athletic builds and have a tapered hem that gives a flattering fit. Score additional deals by heading below, or you can shop the entire sale here . more

9To5Toys 20 Feb 2024 10:13 pm

9to5Toys Daily: February 20, 2024 iPhone and Apple Watch sale, Z Flip 5 $150 off, more

Listen to a recap of the best deals and news from 9to5Toys each day at noon. 9to5Toys Daily is available on iTunes and Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed. New episodes of 9to5Toys Daily are recorded every weekday. Subscribe to our podcast in iTunes/Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee new episodes are delivered as soon as they are available. Woot discounts iPhone 13 Pro to $490 and Apple Watch Series 7 to $200 in refurb sale, more Samsungs Galaxy Z Flip 5 folding smartphone comes with a $150 Amazon credit at $1,003 Save $400 on Dells XPS 13 Plus Laptop at $1,099 before new models begin shipping more

9To5Toys 20 Feb 2024 10:00 pm

Our Favorite Smart Lock Is Down to Only $150 at Amazon While This Deal Lasts - CNET

If you want an added layer of protection to your home, a smart lock does that and adds a lot of convenience, so this deal on our favorite smart lock is worth grabbing.

Cnet 20 Feb 2024 9:32 pm

Keep Your Hands Warm and Drink Cold With This BruMate Koozie - CNET

The BruMate Hopsulator Trio is my favorite because it keeps my drinks cold for hours in the summer, and prevents me from touching a cold, wet drink in the winter.

Cnet 20 Feb 2024 9:30 pm

GoTrax Z4 Pro foldable e-bike carries you 50 miles and saves space after arrival for $1,000

Best Buy is offering the GoTrax Z4 Pro Foldable e-bike for $999.99 shipped . Only down from its $1,100 price tag by $100, we have seen this particular model go as low as $860, with todays deal coming in as the best price in the last few months and landing at the second-lowest price we have tracked. You wont be able to find this model on GoTraxs website either Best Buy seems to be the main outside retailer who primarily sells it (but dont worry, it still seems to be a popular model so replacement parts arent hard to come by). more

9To5Toys 20 Feb 2024 9:22 pm

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 official cases now start from just $21 at Amazon (Reg. $40+)

Amazon is following up this mornings Z Flip 5 promotion with a collection of official case discounts. Falling to new all-time lows across the board, youll be able to save on four different designs to protect your new foldable. A favorite has theSamsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 Flap Eco Leatherat $53.02 shipped after clipping the on-page coupon . This is down from $90 and marking a new all-time low at $5 under our previous mention. This in-house case from Samsung covers your Z Flip 5 in a premium eco leather material that on top of just looking far more stylish, also protects your handset. Theres a soft lining on the inside, too, as well as a flap that helps safeguard the hinge. Head below for more official case discounts from $21 . more

9To5Toys 20 Feb 2024 9:19 pm

Fujifilms new X100VI refreshes its viral fixed-lens camera with a 40MP sensor

If youve spent any time on the photography side of TikTok, youll likely know about the famous Fujifilm X100V. The camera became so popular over the past few years that it sold out and practically remained out of stock since. Now, Fujifilm is meeting all of that demand and fanfare with the new X100VI camera. more

9To5Toys 20 Feb 2024 9:16 pm

Logitechs Pebble 2 keyboard and mouse for Windows/Mac back at $50 low, more from $22

Amazon has now launched a new Logitech productivity sale featuring deals on mice, keyboards, webcams, and more. One standout has the new Logitech Pebble 2 keyboard and mouse combo on sale for $49.99 shipped . Youll find both the Windows and Mac versions of this combo in various at the same price right now. Regularly $60, this is nearly 20% off and matching the lowest price we have tracked at Amazon. While you can purchase the Pebble 2 keyboard and mouse separately, they carry a regular price of $40 and $30 respectively. The Logitech Pebble 2 launched last September with more sustainable builds made of at least 49% recycled plastic on the keyboard and closer to 60% on the mouse. Head below for more details. more

9To5Toys 20 Feb 2024 9:12 pm

An Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Costs Just $23 Today Only at Woot (Save $27) - CNET

Save 54% on Amazon's streaming device with this one-day deal at Woot and stream your favorite content in 4K for less.

Cnet 20 Feb 2024 9:04 pm

Dell Has Marked Down Prices on Laptops, Desktops and Monitors - CNET

Upgrade your work or gaming space and save hundreds of dollars with these deals happening right now at Dell.

Cnet 20 Feb 2024 9:00 pm

Todays best iOS app deals: Boxville, Rotaeno, Fait The Machine, and more

Tuesdays collection of the best iOS game and app deals is now ready and waiting down below. Alongside the App Store offers, we are also tracking deals on Apples 20W USB-C charger as well as these refurbished offers on iPhone 13 and Apple Watch Series 7 , but for now its on to the apps. Highlights include Boxville, Rotaeno, Fait The Machine, FILCA SLR Film Camera, and more. Hit the jump for a closer look at all of todays best iOS game and app deals. more

9To5Toys 20 Feb 2024 8:35 pm

This Multi-Tool Is in All My Emergency Go Bags, and It's on Sale - CNET

I wish I'd bought this pocket multi-tool while it was on sale.

Cnet 20 Feb 2024 8:31 pm

I played through five levels of Princess Peach: Showtime, and here are my first impressions

Princess Peach: Showtime isnt slated to land on Nintendo Switch until next month, but ahead of time, I got to play it. Last week, I spent an afternoon exploring the companys latest first-party title and Peachs big break as she finally stares in your own game. more

9To5Toys 20 Feb 2024 8:30 pm

Best Mattress Deals: Extended Presidents Day Sales You Won't Want to Miss - CNET

Presidents Day mattress sales have been extended. It's more affordable than ever to upgrade to a new bed.

Cnet 20 Feb 2024 8:29 pm

Greenworks 80V 21-inch electric lawn mower with 5Ah battery hits $429 (New low, Save $121)

Amazon is offering the Greenworks 80V 21-inch Cordless Electric Lawn Mower with 5.0Ah battery for $428.99 shipped. Down from a $550 price tag, this mower only received two previous discounts this year to $465 and a $430 low. Todays deal falls further, amounting to a 22% markdown off the going rate, beating our previous mention by $1 and landing as a new all-time low for this particular model. It even beats Greenworks website where it is listed at a higher discounted rate of $479. more

9To5Toys 20 Feb 2024 8:25 pm

Will Smith parodies viral AI-generated video by actually eating spaghetti

Actor pokes fun at 2023 AI video by eating spaghetti messily and claiming it's AI-generated.

Ars Technica 20 Feb 2024 8:20 pm

Sperrys Sale Event updates your spring shoes with deals starting at $35: Boat shoes, more

Sperry is having a clearance sale thats offering spring shoes with deals starting at $35 . Prices are as marked. Customers receive free delivery on orders of $50 or more. Easily update your shoes for spring with the Leeward Boat Shoes for men that are currently marked down to $65 and originally sold for $110. These boat shoes feature a shock absorbing heel cup for added comfort and 360-degree lacing system for support. Theyre lightweight and are a classic style you can wear for years to come. Plus, they pair nicely with shorts or chino pants alike. With over 240 positive reviews, this style is rated 4.4/5 stars from Sperry customers. Score additional deals by heading below, and be sure to swing by our fashion guide for even more sales today. more

9To5Toys 20 Feb 2024 8:11 pm

Sharges new 170W power bank with triangular transparent design hits $149 (New low, $50 off)

Sharge just launched its newest transparent charger last week, and now its on sale. Direct from the companys own storefront, the Sharge 170 Power Bank sells for $149 shipped . This is down from its usual $199 price tag and marks a $50 discount. Its an extra $11 under the launch sale we saw at Amazon and is a new all-time low. Todays sale is only the second chance to save on this all-new release, too. You can get the full scoop in our launch coverage , too. more

9To5Toys 20 Feb 2024 8:09 pm

LockBit ransomware group taken down in multinational operation

Thousands of domains and servers seized from group responsible for thousands of attacks.

Ars Technica 20 Feb 2024 8:00 pm

Sennheiser begins shipping its new ACCENTUM Plus ANC headphones at $230

The new Sennheiser ACCENTUM Plus headphones are shipping today . These new over-ear cans were first revealed back at CES 2024 in January amongst two pairs of earbuds. Now, theyre the first of the new unveils to begin shipping out to shoppers. more

9To5Toys 20 Feb 2024 7:48 pm

Apple Music Launches Monthly Replay Experience

Apple today rolled out a monthly version of Apple Music Replay, allowing subscribers to see statistics about their listening habits on a more regular basis (via Engadget ). The new Apple Music Replay variant offers a more granular version of the full, annual Apple Music Replay experience offered toward the end of the year, which takes a retrospective look back at a user's entire year of music consumption. The monthly version of the feature shows the total number of listening minutes for the previous month and top artists, songs, and albums, as well as monthly milestones. This data is archived and continues to be available for revisiting at a later date, allowing users to see go back and see Replays for previous months. The feature is viewable at replay.music.apple.com and remains a browser-only experience. Unlike the annual version, the monthly version of Apple Music Replay does not come with an accompanying playlist that can be added to a user's library or a highlight reel. Tag: Apple Music This article, Apple Music Launches Monthly Replay Experience first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 20 Feb 2024 7:43 pm

Boses originally $899 AirPlay 2 Smart Soundbar 900 is now down at $650

Best Buy is now offering the Bose Smart Soundbar 900 at $649.99 shipped . This model originally carried a regular price at $899 and currently fetches a going rate at $750. Todays $100 price drop undercuts our mention from last summer by $50 and comes in at $20 under the refurbished price youll find directly from Bose right now for the best we can find. This model is currently out of stock at Amazon. While, in some ways, Bose has replaced the Smart Soundbar 900 with the new Ultramodel that fetches $899, the 900 still delivers on a flagship worthy experience with a very similar design outside of the new AI dialogue enhancement features on the Ultra. Head below for more details. more

9To5Toys 20 Feb 2024 7:39 pm

Apple COO Jeff Williams Visits Taiwan to Celebrate 50 Years of Foxconn

Apple's Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams is making a rare visit to Taiwan to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Foxconn, one of the company's key suppliers, Bloomberg reports. Apple's COO is joined by senior vice president of operations Sabih Khan, as well as representatives from SoftBank and Arm. Foxconn assembles Apple devices including the iPhone , iPad , and MacBook. The supplier is currently helping Apple shift some iPhone assembly to India as the company looks to diversify its global supply chain. Williams last visited Taiwan in 2017 for TSMC's 30th anniversary celebrations. Apple CEO Tim Cook has not visited Taiwan since 2008. Williams spearheaded development of the Apple Watch and Apple's various health initiatives. He now oversees many vital areas of the company, including hardware and software design. Williams is reportedly the frontrunner to succeed Cook as Apple's CEO. He is apparently seen as the heir apparent within the company, having run Apple's global operations under Cook's leadership, a role that Cook previously undertook for Steve Jobs prior to becoming CEO himself. Tags: Jeff Williams , Foxconn , Bloomberg This article, Apple COO Jeff Williams Visits Taiwan to Celebrate 50 Years of Foxconn first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 20 Feb 2024 7:32 pm

Help, My Friend Got Me a Dumb AI-Generated Present

WIREDs advice columnist on the true purpose of gift giving.

Wired 20 Feb 2024 7:30 pm

Apple Likely Adopting RCS Messaging Standard to Comply With Chinese Law

Apple's surprise decision to bring RCS support to its Messages app for iPhone later this year was not a result of impending EU legislation, but an about-face caused by Chinese political pressure, claimed a report over the weekend. In November 2023, Apple announced that it planned to bring RCS (Rich Communication Services) support to Messages alongside iMessage, a move that seemingly came out of the blue, given Apple's staunch resistance to pressure from Google and Samsung to adopt the communication protocol. In the weeks that followed, one popular theory for Apple's reversal was that its hand had been forced by the EU's Digital Markets Act, which would have required Apple to make changes to iMessage to make it interoperable with other platforms. That theory has since been debunked for two reasons. First, the DMA does not specifically mention RCA as a requirement of interoperability between messaging platforms. And second, the EU earlier this month concluded that iMessage does not hold a dominant enough position to be brought under the DMA's strict rules for services provided by big tech's so-called digital gatekeepers. A more plausible theory has since been offered by John Gruber, who says little birdies (Gruber's code for sources at Apple) tell him that iOS support for RCS is all about China. Writing on his blog Daring Fireball , Gruber points to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, which in July 2023 solicited feedback for upcoming rules that would require new 5G devices to support RCS (an English translation of the law can be found on Reddit ). I can't say for certain, admits Gruber, ut after spending the last few months periodically poking around the trees inhabited by little birdies, I do have good news for fans of coercive government regulation. Apple's hand was effectively forced. But by China, not the EU. As Gruber notes, reports that Apple's decision was influenced by inbound EU regulations subsequently make zero sense. Apple would prefer, says Gruber, simply to continue ignoring RCS, on the grounds that they want to support neither any new non-E2EE protocols, nor any new carrier-controlled protocols (whether encrypted or not). But when the [Chinese Communist Party] says device makers must jump to sell their products in China, Apple asks 'How high?' Gruber's full piece is worth a read over on Daring Fireball . As for RCS coming to the Messages app, support for the protocol should result in several improvements to the default messaging experience between iPhones and Android devices, such as higher-resolution photos, audio messages, read receipts, improved group chats, and typing indicators. Apple said RCS support in Messages would arrive later in 2024, which corresponds with the timeframe we expect iOS 18 to be released, suggesting it could be a feature of Apple's next major software update. Tags: Daring Fireball , RCS This article, Apple Likely Adopting RCS Messaging Standard to Comply With Chinese Law first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 20 Feb 2024 7:26 pm

Baseus 100W 7-port AC charging station with surge protection now 30% off at $50, more from $14

The official Baseus Amazon storefront is now offering some notable deals on a range of its now even more affordable charging gear. First up, we have the Baseus 100W 7-Port Charging Station in black or white down at $49.99 shipped. Be sure to clip the on-page coupon . Regularly $70, this is a solid $20 or 30% off the going rate for the lowest we can find. Todays deal lands at $6 under the previous deal price and among the lowest we have tracked since it hit Amazon back in August. This model sports a maximum output of 100W spread across three AC outlets, a pair of USB-C ports, and two USB-A options. alongside the 5-foot extension cable to power the unit, it also packs in 1200J surge protection to safeguard your gear in case of electrical spikes during storms or otherwise. Head below for more details and additional deals. more

9To5Toys 20 Feb 2024 7:21 pm

Pay Just $199 for Bose's Amazing QuietComfort 45 ANC Headphones - CNET

Bose's hugely popular QuietComfort 45 headphones won't break the bank with this $130 discount.

Cnet 20 Feb 2024 7:07 pm

Keep an eye on things with Rings smart Spotlight Cam Plus down at $120 (30% off)

Joining a series of doorbell and complete security system deals from the brand, Amazon is now offering Ring Spotlight Cam Plus in both the wired or battery-powered configuration at $119.99 shipped one of the requires an outlet to function and the other has a quick-release battery pack you recharge. Regularly $170, this is nearly 30% in savings and the lowest we can find. Todays $50 deal is on par with last years Black Friday price as well. While you can leverage the ongoing subscription for bonus features (more details on this below), these cams work without it to deliver live 1080p video feeds to your smartphone of choice alongside wide-angle color night vision. They also sport a pair of motion-activated LED spotlights that turn on when they detect motion and can even sound the built-in security siren with just a few taps. Users can set customizable motion zones to focus on certain areas of their property as well as leverage two-way talk to speak with visitors and the like. More deals and details below. more

9To5Toys 20 Feb 2024 6:58 pm

Samsungs Galaxy Z Flip 5 folding smartphone comes with a $150 Amazon credit at $1,003

Amazon is currently offering the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 for $1,003.30 shipped with a bundled $150 Amazon credit. Todays offer scores you the unlocked foldable for just about its MSRP, with an added $150 in cash back to spend on your future Amazon purchase. We last saw the smartphone at $100 off, and now todays offer arrives with an extra $50 in savings and enough value to be the second-best price cut to date. We break down the experience in our hands-on review , as well. more

9To5Toys 20 Feb 2024 6:40 pm

Apple AirTags Are Still $20 Off at Amazon Post-Presidents Day - CNET

Nab a four-pack of Apple's top-rated Bluetooth trackers for just $79 and keep tabs on your possessions with ease.

Cnet 20 Feb 2024 6:38 pm

The worlds fastest 1.5TB UHS-I microSD card from SanDisk now back at the $120 Amazon low

Today, Amazon is bringing back its Lightning Deal we tracked earlier this month on the new SanDisk 1.5TB Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Memory Card at $119.99 shipped. This one launched in October at $150 as the worlds fastest 1.5TB UHS-I microSD card, and it is now at the best price we can find. Todays offer marks the third deal we have tracked, landing on par with the2023 Black Friday offer and the discount we spotted a couple weeks ago. This one is marketed as one of the only cards from a big-time brand that comes with this kind of storage capacity. Its not quite as fast as something like the Samsung PRO Ultimate models at 150MB/s, but it is among the fastest out there with 1.5TB of space. SanDisk says it is ideal Android smartphones and tablets, Chromebooks, Windows laptops, and more, while also shipping with the full-size SD card adapter. Get a closer look from our launch coverage and more details below. more

9To5Toys 20 Feb 2024 6:31 pm

Ditch the Stick Vac With $300 Off This Self-Emptying Roomba Robot Vacuum Today Only - CNET

The iRobot Roomba I3 Plus Evo is yours for just $250 if you order before the day is out.

Cnet 20 Feb 2024 6:31 pm

Nintendo Switch OLED console deals: New with $75 gift card or refurb for $315 (Up to $75 off)

After seeing a $50 gift card promotion earlier this year, Dell is now offering the Nintendo Switch OLED in black/white with a $75 gift card at $349.99 shipped . The OLED Switch regularly goes for $350 atAmazonand Best Buy . With the added value of todays gift card offer, youre looking at the lowest price we can find with an effective $75 in savings you can use the Dell gift card towards everything the retailer sells from PC gear to Switch games and more.Todays $75 gift card offer is on par with the deal we featured from Dell just ahead of Black Friday last year and marks the best value we have tracked in 2024. However, if you dont mind going with a Geek Squad refurbished unit , Best Buy is offering them down at $314.99 shipped right now. Head below for more details. more

9To5Toys 20 Feb 2024 6:18 pm

Woot discounts iPhone 13 Pro to $490 and Apple Watch Series 7 to $200 in refurb sale, more

Woot today is launching one of its signature refurbished Apple sales . Youll be able to save on a collection of previous-generation iPhones and Apple Watches starting at $129.99 Prime shipped . Delivery will run you an extra $6 otherwise. Todays deals apply to some of the more recent releases from Apple, like the iPhone 13 series as well as Apple Watch Series 7. Everything is backed by a 1-year warranty and comes in refurbished condition to save you even more cash. Shop everything right here or check out our top picks below. more

9To5Toys 20 Feb 2024 6:14 pm

These Refurb iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods Deals Start From Just $60 - CNET

Picking up a new Apple device can be expensive which makes refurbished deals like these worth considering if you want to save some cash.

Cnet 20 Feb 2024 5:25 pm

'Apple Ring' Allegedly in Development to Rival Samsung Galaxy Ring

Apple is speeding up development of a smart ring that can be worn on the finger to track users' health biometrics, claims a new report coming out of Korea. Teaser image of Samsung Galaxy Ring shown at Galaxy Unpacked in January Apple has toyed with the idea of a ring wearable for several years, as indicated by several patents , but with Samsung preparing to bring its own product to market, the time could be ripe for Apple to follow it with something that embodies CEO Tim Cook 's mantra, e best, not first. According to the Electronic Times , Apple has been paying close attention to the market for signs that a smart ring would be a popular, less intrusive alternative to a watch, that can be worn for longer and is easier to sleep with. Apple is said to be seriously weighing up the idea as a viable expansion of its wearables lineup, and has been increasingly applying for patents related to an NFC-enabled finger-worn device as it coordinates the timing of the release. It seems likely that commercialization is imminent, said an industry insider quoted in the machine-translated report. The rumor comes as Samsung prepares to unveil a Galaxy Ring at its second Galaxy Unpacked 2024 event, which is likely to take place in the second half of July. The Korean firm teased the product's existence at the end of its first Unpacked event in January, and it is now expected to enter mass production in the second half of the year. Besides its rumored ability to measure blood flow, the Galaxy Ring is also expected to feature ECG monitoring, sleep tracking, and functionalities for controlling other devices and making wireless payments remotely. The device is expected to come in several sizes. The emerging smart ring category is currently led by Oura Ring, first released by Finnish health technology company Oura back in 2015. The device collects activity, heart rate, respiratory rate, and sleep data, and transmits it via Bluetooth to the Oura app. Now in its third-generation, the device can also measure body temperature and menstrual cycle, and the battery is said to last for a week on a single charge. In March 2022, Oura announced that it had sold more than one million rings, but its latest incarnation has come in for criticism after the company introduced a $5.99 monthly subscription fee that put certain aspects of user data behind a paywall. Would you be interested in an Apple Ring as an alternative to Apple Watch? Let us know in the comments. Tag: Samsung This article, 'Apple Ring' Allegedly in Development to Rival Samsung Galaxy Ring first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 20 Feb 2024 3:57 pm

Apple Music Testing Feature That Imports Libraries From Other Services

Apple Music is testing a new feature that allows users to import songs and playlists into their library from rival streaming services like Spotify. References to the feature in the latest Apple Music beta for Android were first spotted by a Reddit user , and MacRumors has now independently confirmed that the references are indeed in the APK, or Android Package Kit. The feature appears to be a collaborative effort with SongShift , a long-running third-party service that enables users to transfer their music libraries and playlists between different music streaming services. Images shared on Reddit show new prompts in Apple Music for Android that offer to add saved music and playlists you made in other music services to your Apple Music library. The option also appears in the Android app's settings. The feature does not yet appear to be fully functional, and the screens are not showing for everyone running the beta, suggesting Apple is at an early stage of A/B testing, or split testing the feature. A/B testing is a method used to compare two versions of the same app, and users are randomly exposed to either version. Statistical analysis is then used to determine which variation performs better for a given conversion goal. Third-party music transfer services have been available for a few years, but many have limited functionality without a one-off payment or subscription. There's no guarantee that Apple Music will take the SongShift integration through to full development, but if it does retain the feature, there's a good chance it will eventually appear in the Apple Music app for Apple devices. Tag: Apple Music This article, Apple Music Testing Feature That Imports Libraries From Other Services first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 20 Feb 2024 2:25 pm

Brain drain from Putins Russia is far from over

An estimated 11-28% of Russian techies have left since the outbreak of war. Yandex NV, once hailed as the countrys answer to Google and valued at $30 billion before the Ukraine invasion, is selling its domestic business for about $5.2 billion. The pressure is even more acute in scientific research. Russia has lost more than 50,000 researchers in the past five years

Money Control 20 Feb 2024 1:52 pm

Adidas: Save Up to 65% Off During Presidents Day Sale - CNET

Use code BIGSALE to stock up on your favorite three-stripe gear.

Cnet 20 Feb 2024 10:10 am

Apple Now Selling Refurbished M3 Pro and M3 Max MacBook Pro Models

Apple today began offering refurbished versions of the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with M3 Pro and M3 Max chip options, offering the machines at a discount for the first time since their October 2023 release. The release of M3 Pro and M3 Max models on Apple's refurbished store comes almost two weeks after the entry-level 14-inch M3 MacBook Pro first appeared on the store . Pricing on these latest refurbished MacBook Pro models starts at $1,699 for the 14-inch M3 Pro model with 11-core CPU and 14-core GPU, a $300 discount off of the original $1,999 starting price. The 16-inch MacBook Pro starts at $2,119 for the M3 Pro chip with 12-core CPU and 18-core GPU, offering savings of $380 compared to a brand-new unit priced at $2,499. Additional configurations with chip, memory, and/or storage space upgrades are also available, although availability will fluctuate over time. Customers looking for a specific configuration should check back often. All of Apple's refurbished Macs are close to identical to new products. They are subject to a refurbishment process that includes full functionality testing, with any defective modules replaced, as well as a thorough cleaning and inspection. Refurbished products are eligible for AppleCare + and have the same 14-day return period as new Apple devices. Related Roundup: MacBook Pro 14 & 16 Tag: Apple Refurbished Products Buyer's Guide: 14 & 16 MacBook Pro (Buy Now) Related Forum: MacBook Pro This article, Apple Now Selling Refurbished M3 Pro and M3 Max MacBook Pro Models first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 20 Feb 2024 6:34 am

Enjoy regional favorites in Cuisinarts indoor pizza oven with stone, pan, and peel for $283 ($117 off)

Amazon is offering the Cuisinart Indoor Pizza Oven for $282.59 shipped in the black colorway. Down from its $400 price tag, it only saw a small handful of discounts since its release back over the summer, with Black Friday and Christmas sales bringing costs down to its $223 low. Todays deal comes in as a 29% markdown off the going rate and lands as the third-lowest price we have tracked. The silver model can also be found discounted to $300, which is only beaten out by a drop to $280 and $223 over the previous year. more

9To5Toys 20 Feb 2024 4:04 am

OnePlus 12 Preorder Deals: Save Up to $800 in Trade-In Plus Free Services for New Subscribers - CNET

With the OnePlus 12 being well and truly out, its status as a new flagship means there aren't any great direct discounts, but there are quite a few great trade-in programs you can take advantage of.

Cnet 20 Feb 2024 4:00 am

Ankers Life Q30 Bluetooth headphones offer 3-mode ANC and up to 60-hour battery for $64

Anker is offering its Soundcore Life Q30 Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Headphones for $63.99 shipped , after using the on-page promo code WSCP0XUGSF at checkout for 20% off. Down from its usual $80 price tag, it saw many minor discounts and a few spaced out major discounts over 2023, with todays deal coming in as the third-lowest price we have tracked behind November and Decembers $60 and $56 lows. It also matches Amazons current price as well. more

9To5Toys 20 Feb 2024 3:19 am

Give your Series X|S a 2024 boost: Limited deal on WD_BLACK 1TB Expansion card at $127.50

Today only, as part of its Lightning Deals, Amazon is now offering the WD_BLACK 1TB C50 Storage Expansion Card for Xbox Series X|S on sale for $127.49 shipped for the next hour or so. Regularly $150, this is nearly 20% off the going rate andthe lowest price we can find. It has only gone on sale a handful of times since release, with todays offer landing within $7.50 of the all-time low. If youre looking to give your Xbox Series X|S console a boost for 2024 and to handle any upcoming new releases, this is great chance to do so with one of the only officially licensed solutions.More details below. more

9To5Toys 20 Feb 2024 2:50 am

Lenovos Legion Go portable battlestation handheld gaming PC starts at $650 ($50 off)

Newegg is now offering some solid price drops on the Lenovo Legion Go portable handheld gaming systems . Youll find the 512GB model on sale for $649.99 shipped as well as the upgraded 1TB version for $699.99 shipped . Todays deals come by way of trusted seller AntOnline and the official Lenovo store at Newegg. Regularly $700 and $750 respectively, youre looking at a solid $50 in savings on both to deliver the lowest prices we can find. Outside of limitedopen-box listings and the like previously, todays deals are matching the lowest we can find and our last mention. Both models are still at full price via Amazon. The Lenovo Legion Go is one of the latest portable handheld systems on the market alongside the new MSI Claw starting at $699 from MSI and the ASUS Reg Ally before that. Head below for a closer look. more

9To5Toys 20 Feb 2024 2:41 am

Reddit sells training data to unnamed AI company ahead of IPO

If you've posted on Reddit, you're likely feeding the future of AI.

Ars Technica 20 Feb 2024 2:40 am

LGs Cinebeam UHD 4K Smart Projector casts 140-inch screen for $997 (Amazon low, $503 off)

Amazon is offering the LG CineBeam UHD 4K Smart Home Theater Projector for $996.99 shipped. Down from its usual $1,500 price tag, this projectors prices fluctuated for most of 2023 between its MSRP and $1,200. As fall rolled around costs began dropping further on occasion with Black Friday sales bringing it down to its $997 low. Todays deal comes in as a repeat 34% markdown off the going rate, beating our previous mention by $103 and returning it to the all-time low from Novembers sales. more

9To5Toys 20 Feb 2024 2:18 am

Tested: Journeys Apple Find My Passport wallet keeps travel documents secured [Deal]

Today we are going hands-on with the new Journey Apple Find My Passport Wallet. The brand has found itself bringing its design approach and penchant for creating accessories for all of your Apple gear to the Find My-equipped space with its latest LOC8 lineup . Today we are taking a look at the passport wallet holder, but the family of gear also features a MagSafe wallet and item trackers , all of which with hidden internal batteries and mini speakers to support Apples location-tracking Find My network. Head below to dive into our impressions of the Find My passport wallet and for a notable 20% discount on it. more

9To5Toys 20 Feb 2024 2:11 am

Best Laptop Deals: Save Up to $550 on Microsoft Surface, MacBooks, Asus, Lenovo and More - CNET

Now is the perfect time to pick up a new laptop if you've been waiting for a good sale.

Cnet 20 Feb 2024 2:00 am

Hoka Mens Bondi 8 Running Shoes are now 20% off at $132

As a part of a Dicks Sporting Goods sale, you can now snag a pair of the Hoka Mens Bondi 8 Running Shoes for $30 off its original price, coming in at $132 . Available in two colorways Outerspace/All Aboard and Puffins Bill/Amber Yellow the Bondi 8 Cushioned Running Shoes are an everyday running shoe that feature an engineered mesh construction, a partially gusseted tongue, and a heel pull tab, making it easy to take the shoes both on and off coming in at $132 shipped . Head below to learn more about the Mens Bondi 8 Running Shoes from Hoka. more

9To5Toys 20 Feb 2024 1:55 am

Android game and app deals: ScourgeBringer, Sigma Theory, Ailment, Fran Bow, more

This afternoons collection of the best Android game and app deals is now ready and waiting down below courtesy of Google Play. Just be sure to also scope out the deals we are tracking on Googles OG Pixel Stand as well as Lenovos Tab Extreme and Samsungs Galaxy A54 5G , but for now we are focused on the apps. Highlights of todays collections include titles like ScourgeBringer, Sigma Theory, Ailment, Fran Bow, and more. Head below for a complete look at all of todays best Android game and app deals. more

9To5Toys 20 Feb 2024 1:20 am

Belkins 2-in-1 BoostCharge Pro 15W MagSafe charger sees second-ever discount to $117

Belkin is now offering its new BoostCharge Pro 2-in-1 15W MagSafe Charger for $116.99 shipped . This is only the second discount since launching last fall and now drops from the usual $130 price tag. Its the first chance to save since back in December and is the second-best offer so far. The savings should apply automatically once added to your cart, but if not, applying code PD24 will lock-in the deals. We break it down below the fold and over in our launch coverage . Head below for more. more

9To5Toys 20 Feb 2024 12:58 am

Take 15% Off Your Next Specialty Coffee Order With This Exclusive Deal - CNET

CNET readers can get over 150 different coffees from around the world, via Volcanica Coffee, at a great price.

Cnet 20 Feb 2024 12:33 am

Ninja's Amazing Thirsti Drink System Is Down to $140, an All-Time Low - CNET

Step aside, SodaStream. The Thirsti makes flavored seltzer, lemonade and energy drinks in seconds, and it's never been this cheap.

Cnet 20 Feb 2024 12:14 am

Score Up to 60% Off Amazon Devices for Presidents Day - CNET

Amazon is offering a ton of Presidents Day deals, including massive discounts on Echo devices, tablets, smart lights and more.

Cnet 20 Feb 2024 12:13 am

Save $400 on Dells XPS 13 Plus Laptop at $1,099 before new models begin shipping

Dell is currently offering its XPS 13 Plus Laptop for $1,099 shipped . This marks down the 13th Gen i7 model with 16GB of memory and a 512GB NVMe SSD from its usual $1,499 price tag. There are other configurations available, but this is the most affordable. Youre looking at $400 in savings alongside the best price weve seen to date. Dell did just announce a new version earlier in the year that comes with a dedicated Copilot key, but otherwise, the previous-generation XPS 13 Plus offers much of the same premium build and high-end software experience. more

9To5Toys 20 Feb 2024 12:10 am

Beats Partners With Major League Soccer on New Marketing Campaign

Apple's partnership with Major League Soccer (MLS) is expanding with a new agreement that will see Apple's Beats brand become the official consumer audio products partner of MLS. As part of the partnership, Beats will produce exclusive custom headphones for eight MLS clubs, with additional clubs to follow. The eight clubs that will initially receive custom Beats headphones include Atlanta United, Columbus Crew, Inter Miami, LAFC, Nashville SC, NYCFC, St. Louis City SC, and Toronto FC, and MLS players will be featured in Beats marketing campaigns through both Beats and MLS. For more than a decade, Beats headphones have been chosen by the world's top athletes to help them get game ready and heighten their focus, while also allowing them to show off their style and personality, said Chris Thorne, Beats' CMO. We are extremely excited to join forces with the MLS, one of the fastest growing and most dynamic sports leagues in the world. Beats will be working closely with the MLS clubs and top players to deliver amazing experiences throughout the upcoming season. The announcement comes just a few days ahead of the new MLS season which will see Apple TV once again serving as the worldwide home for MLS streaming with MLS Season Pass . MLS Season Pass is available in over 100 countries, with pricing in the U.S. set at $14.99 per month or $99 for the full season. Apple TV+ subscribers receive a discounted price of $12.99 per month or $79 for the full season. Tag: Beats This article, Beats Partners With Major League Soccer on New Marketing Campaign first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 20 Feb 2024 12:09 am

New low knocks 50% off Yummlys elegant magnetic meat thermometer at $50 (Today only)

Today only, as part of its Deals of the Day , Best Buy is now offering the latest Yummly Smart Meat Thermometer for $49.99 shipped . Regularly $100, this is a straight up 50% price drop and the lowest price we can find. currently $84 on Amazon where it has never dropped below $65, todays deal is also the lowest price we have tracked yet. Made to deliver the perfect cook whether youre using your oven, stovetop, grill, or smoker, this is an elegant thermometer solution with a leave-in steel probe that delivers cooking data wirelessly to your smartphone. The three onboard sensors transmit to the app from 150 feet away to tell you the temperature, when to flip, how long to let it rest, and when dinner is ready to eat. It also ships with a magnetic charging and storage case. Head below for more details. more

9To5Toys 20 Feb 2024 12:05 am

Baseus 140W 6-port 48,000mAh portable laptop power bank station now $90 off at new $80 low

Update: The official Baseus Amazon storefront has dropped the price down to $79.99 shipped, after clipping the on-page $50 off coupon. The official Baseus Amazon storefront is offering its 140W 6-port Portable Laptop Power Bank Station for $89.99 shipped , after clipping the on-page $60 off coupon . Down from its $170 price tag, this device started off at a $220 MSRP upon its release in August, with three discounts in 2023 that ultimately brought its list price down to the current $150. Todays deal comes in as a 40% markdown off this new rate, giving you $130 off its original MSRP and marking a new all-time low. more

9To5Toys 19 Feb 2024 11:57 pm

Save Up to 44% Off Your New Samsung Monitor With These Amazon Deals - CNET

Pick up a Samsung monitor from this huge list of deals and save some cash on your next display.

Cnet 19 Feb 2024 11:41 pm

Sous Vide like a pro with Anovas upgraded precision cooker 3.0 for $149 (Reg. $199)

Amazon is offering the Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker 3.0 for $149 shipped. Down from its $199 price tag, it saw seven major discounts over 2023, with the biggest of them dropping costs to a short-lived $133 low. Todays deal comes in as a 25% markdown off the going rate and matches the second-lowest price we have tracked since its launch last spring. It also currently matches the discounted price on Anovas website as well. more

9To5Toys 19 Feb 2024 11:37 pm

Hoka drops new Kawana 2 transitional trainer running shoe ahead of spring

Hoka, the popular training and running shoe company, has just added its newest shoe to the lineup, the Kawana 2 . Made for men and women , this shoe is designed to be worn while on the go or while you are out and about in between training sessions. Its a lifestyle shoe that features a single-layer mesh upper, an internal bootie, a rubber outsole for stability, and a pull tab at the heel its now available for $140 , and shipping is free. Keep reading below to learn more about the Hoka Kawana 2 . more

9To5Toys 19 Feb 2024 11:29 pm