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How to keep third-party apps active on your Apple Watch, rather than returning to the clock

By default, the Apple Watch acts as first and foremost as a watch, displaying the time when a user raises their wrist. But the settings on the Apple Watch also allow users to have the device operate more like a smartphone, resuming the last activity.

Poll: Three months in, are those Apple Watch activity circles motivating, annoying or irrelevant?

12 hours agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

I asked back in May whether you thought the Apple Watch Activity app would lead to a leaner, fitter you. At that point, more than 80% of you said that it either would or already had. A Wristly survey yesterday suggested that the reality perhaps hadn’t quite lived up to this promise, but still contained some pretty impressive […]

Apple increases its presence in China with new flagship Hong Kong store

11 hours agoTechnology / Apple : Cult Of Mac

Apple is set to open its 23rd Apple Store in China this week — with Hong Kong’s fourth retail outlet opening its doors, Thursday local time, in the city’s tourist-heavy Tsim Sha Tsui district. This represents another step in Apple’s massive Chinese retail expansion, which Tim Cook has said will result in 40 stores in […]

Apple Music won’t take a byte out of your T-Mobile data

23 hours agoTechnology / Apple : Cult Of Mac

In great news for music lovers, T-Mobile is adding Apple Music to its “Music Freedom” program, meaning customers can now listen to Apple’s streaming music service without using up their monthly data allowance. T-Mobile already offers Spotify, Pandora, Google Music and more than two dozen other streaming services on Music Freedom, and users were apparently […]

Aaron Sorkin's 'Steve Jobs' selected as Centerpiece of New York Film Festival

The highly anticipated biopic of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, with Michael Fassbender in the title role, will hold the prestigious "Centerpiece" slot at the New York Film Festival on Oct. 3.

C you never! Apple scraps plans for 4-inch iPhone 6c

Apple has scrapped plans to release a new iPhone with a 4-inch display, according to Cowen and Company analyst Timothy Arcuri. Arcuri claims that Apple was previously considering an “iPhone 6-looking version of the iPhone 5c,” which would include the same internal components as the iPhone 6, but with the smaller form factor Apple ditched […]

Apple reveals 3 new Apple Watch ads focused on fitness, music, and travel apps

Apple today, just a week after debuting a new set of videos showcasing Apple Watch, has revealed three new TV advertisements showcasing the various apps of the Apple Watch. The first video, seen above, showcases the music applications that Apple Watch supports. Apps showcased include ones such as Shazam, Instagram, and Apple’s own Music app. […]

Power for Apple Watch, the iPhone battery monitor, adds charging and low power alerts

We told you last month about a neat Apple Watch utility app called Power, and today it’s learning a handy new trick and becoming even more useful. Power, created in part by jailbreak developer Surenix, lets you check how much battery power your iPhone has remotely from your Apple Watch. As I mentioned before, this is a […]

StubHub iOS app adds Uber and Apple Music integration

< 1 minute agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

StubHub is rolling out an updated version of its iOS app today that adds integration with both Uber and Apple Music. For Uber, users can now request a vehicle directly from within the app when purchasing event tickets or setup a reminder to do so for an upcoming event. Once you’ve booked a ride with […]

Apple releases OS X 10.11 Public Beta 3 to testers

1 minute agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

Apple today released OS X 10.11 Public Beta 3 to non-developer testers trying El Capitan ahead of its public release later this fall. The latest public beta version follows the off-cycle release of OS X 10.11 developer beta 5 seeded out on Monday. Prior to these off-cycle releases, Apple typically stuck to releasing updates roughly two […]

Happy Hour Podcast 025 | Apple Watch holiday plans, Apple Music growing pains, & Apple’s latest marketing approach

1 minute agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

It looks like the Apple Watch is launching in a certain big box retailer soon. Also, big changes may be coming to third-party Apple Watch accessories. Along with that, Zac and Benjamin discuss some issues with iTunes and Apple Music. The Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and through our dedicated RSS […]

iPhone 6 vs OnePlus 2: Hands-on comparison [Video]

2 minutes agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

Today we’re comparing Apples to Oranges. Well not really, but instead Apple’s iPhone 6 to OnePlus’s new flagship killer on the block. Question is, does the OnePlus 2 bring enough to the table in order to take on one of the most popular smartphones on the planet? Apple’s iPhone 6 may be nearly one year old, […]

Apple Music uses Snapchat to give behind-the-scenes look at Beats 1 studio

3 minutes agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

Apple has published a behind-the-scenes look at Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 studio where Apple Music’s streaming radio station is broadcasted … on Snapchat of all places. Apple snatched up the ‘applemusic’ username on Snapchat earlier this summer, and now the company is using the account to promote its subscription music service and Zane Lowe’s radio show […]

Fantastical adds Mail-like multitasking drafts to iPhone, Japanese localization

4 minutes agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

Following Fantastical’s recent debut on the Apple Watch, which includes the full iCloud Reminders experience and more, Flexibits is delivering a neat new drafts feature to the intelligent calendar app and newly added support for another language. Fantastical users can enjoy a clever new multitasking feature like the one Apple added to Mail in iOS 8. The new […]

Apple issues MacBook FaceTime driver update for Windows users

4 minutes agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

With Microsoft’s Windows 10 major operating system update launching today, Apple has issued a new driver update for Windows users with 2015 MacBooks, MacBook Airs, and MacBook Pros. Specifically, the FaceTime Camera Driver Update is meant to improve FaceTime camera compatibility with Windows when using OS X’s built-in Boot Camp functionality. Show More Summary

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5 minutes agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

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IDC: iPad lead continues to decline while overall tablet market shrinks

5 minutes agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

Apple’s iPad continues to lead the tablet market, according to new data from IDC, but its marketshare has dropped a few points year-over-year, and the overall market for tablets saw negative growth, based on units shipped globally. That’s according to second quarter 2015 unit shipments and marketshare over the same quarter a year ago, as Apple shipped […]

Qualcomm tech could bring wireless charging to iPhones, iPads

With metal cases and backs, Apple's iOS devices don't play nicely with wireless chargers. Enter Qualcomm: Its WiPower tech now works through metal to recharge batteries.

How to Disable Automatic Renewal in Apple Music

It is hard to believe, but Apple Music has been streaming songs for a month already. During that time, the service has been much maligned, with critics, many of whom say that it has a long way to go before it catches up with competitors like Spotify. Show More Summary

Patent for “Inverted Ear Tips” May Point to Apple Wireless Earbuds

I wish! Seriously. People who run, jog, or work out at the gym know all too well how the default Apple earbuds suck for these activities. They don’t fit comfortably. They are more prone to falling out. The cable gets annoying. WhileShow More Summary

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