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Apple issues fifth developer betas of iOS 10.3.3 & macOS 10.12.6

Apple on Wednesday released fifth developer betas of iOS 10.3.3 and macOS 10.12.6, available as over-the-air updates or through the company's official developer portal.

Apple Music's latest personalized playlist helps you chill

Ever since Apple Music got its big redesign last year, you've had access to just two personalized playlists: a favorites mix and a new releases mix. Suffice it to say that this won't cover the bases if you want tunes that suit a specific mood. Show More Summary

Google Photos starts rolling out Suggested Sharing, Shared Libraries to iOS and web

7 hours agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

Google Photos is beginning to rollout Suggested Sharing and Shared Libraries following their announcement at I/O 2017 last month. The first feature recommends images to share, while the latter allows entire libraries to be continuously shared with another person. more…

Apple releases fifth iOS 10.3.3 + macOS 10.12.6 betas

7 hours agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

Apple has released the fifth iOS 10.3.3 beta for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple has also released the fifth macOS 10.12.6 beta. The beta version only includes new wallpapers for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and no other visible changes, although the release may be the last bug fix update for devices not able to run iOS 11. more…

New Token Ring uses fingerprint reader, Bluetooth to securely authenticate wearer

A new ring called Token embeds Bluetooth and a fingerprint reader, and promises to enhance biometric authentication with compatibility across a large array of existing technologies.

Honda adds Apple CarPlay to some 2018 Fit configurations

Honda on Wednesday filled in an important gap in its support for Apple CarPlay, finally announcing compatibility for the Fit hatchback line via 2018 models, which launch in July.

9to5Toys Lunch Break: LG 29? USB-C Monitor $229, Aurora HDR for Mac $79, Arlo Security Camera Bundle $199, more

7 hours agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

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Snapchat update adds custom geofilter creation from the app

8 hours agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

Snapchat first started letting users create custom geofilters at the beginning of last year, and now a new app update is making that process much easier. Starting today, anyone can create a custom geofilter right from the Snapchat app without using the dedicated website previously required. more…

Review: Hover Camera Passport drone is light and takes good pictures, suffers from poor support

Despite online documentation support and instructions charitably described as a nightmare, early impressions of the Hover Camera are decent -- but only time, and usage will ultimately tell the tale.

Honda adds CarPlay to its 2018 Fit Sport

9 hours agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

It’s getting easier to find new cars that offer Apple’s CarPlay feature, but it’s still not standard on every new model yet. Honda is expanding which models it offers CarPlay on, however, by bringing CarPlay to its new 2018 Fit for the first time. more…

More video! Apple's new HEVC codec cuts storage needs, but should you care?

Apple claims its new and improved codec delivers the same quality with half the file size, or better quality with the same size. OK, but the real question is, should you care? Only sometimes.

Hands-on: CalDigit’s TS3 is a compact dock with full speed MacBook Pro power delivery [Video]

9 hours agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

CalDigit’s TS3 is a Thunderbolt 3-enabled dock in a very compact form factor. The dock omits the flat landscape design that has been the hallmark of most Thunderbolt 3 docks thus far, and instead comes with a compact design that canShow More Summary

Toshiba sues Western Digital for $1.07B to keep sale of memory chip unit on track

Toshiba on Wednesday filed a $1.07 billion lawsuit against Western Digital in Tokyo District Court, trying to halt any intervention in the sale of Toshiba's memory chip business to a consortium including Bain Capital and Japanese government investors.

PSA: Check which apps have access to your Dropbox account with new security tool

10 hours agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

If you’re anything like me, you try out a lot of apps but keep only a small proportion of them. As some of them need Dropbox access, it’s easy to find that you’ve authorized a whole bunch of apps you no longer use … more…

Qualcomm demos under-display ultrasonic fingerprint sensor destined for mobile in 2018

Qualcomm and smartphone vendor Oppo have demonstrated a prototype of a fingerprint sensor that works under common materials used for smartphones, like displays, glass, and aluminum that will see use in consumer devices in the summer of 2018.

21% of Windows users plan to switch to Mac, says survey – against 2% Mac to Windows

11 hours agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

A survey of U.S. computer owners found that 21% of Windows laptop users planned a future switch to Mac, while just 2% of Mac owners intended to switch to Windows … more…

diskAshur Pro2 review: Cross-platform, maximum security portable hard drive

11 hours agoTechnology / Apple : Macworld

diskAshur Pro2 (pronounced “disk assure”) is the second generation of what manufacturer iStorage calls “the most secure hard drive ever made.” This is accomplished in a few different ways, most notably with the black, epoxy-coated keypad...Show More Summary

OnePlus 5 first Android phone to beat the iPhone in speed test … kind of [Video]

12 hours agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

David Rahimi has been conducting speed-test battles between iPhones and Android phones for quite some time now, and his latest test is the first time anything has beaten an iPhone. The OnePlus 5 – which is a blatant copy of the iPhone 7 Plus design – proved faster than the phone it mimicks … more…

Tony Fadell describes competing teams working on different iPhone designs

12 hours agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

It scarcely seems possible now that Apple ever considered an iPhone based on a click-wheel iPod, but we actually got to see a surviving prototype earlier this year. Steve Jobs created competing teams to work on different approaches to an iPhone, and ‘father of the iPod’ Tony Fadell has spoken about this in a new interview … more…

Qualcomm demos working in-screen fingerprint reader, lending confidence to iPhone 8 hopes

13 hours agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

Qualcomm has demonstrated a working under-display fingerprint reader, lending confidence to the idea that Apple will have its own version ready for the iPhone 8. So far, the idea of embedding a fingerprint reader into the display of a device has been the stuff of patents and promises. Show More Summary

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