With COVID-19 restrictions being eased in various parts of the world, many people are beginning to venture out to beaches, campgrounds, and parks to enjoy life again. The MOGICS Coconut Portable Waterproof Light ($36.99) is foldable and completely waterproof, so it can go everywhere you go regardless of the weather.
A report from supply chain blog Macotakara — as translated by 9to5Mac — says the fourth generation iPad Air will offer USB-C connectivity, while the iPad mini will stick with Lightning connectivity. Currently, the only Apple table with USB-C is the iPad Pro.
As noted by MacRumors, Apple Maps vehicles will begin surveying Belgium and the Netherlands during June, per the list of locations maintained on Apple's website.
The US$29.99 USB-C Wireless Charging Dock for Apple AirPods from Satechi is a one-trick pony that does its track very, very well. The dock is impressively small (2.28 x 1.75 x 0.48 inches and 1.21 ounces) and plugs into any Type-C device. Once connected, just place the AirPods wireless charging case onto the pad to top off the AirPods or AirPods Pro.
Joe Kissell has updated “Take Control of Apple Mail” to the 5th edition. In the latest episode of MacVoices, he joins host Chuck Joiner to discuss some of the nastier bugs in Apple Mail, including one that can lose data, explains why you may want to avoid column view, and why recovering a specific message from your backups can be a challenge. He discusses the evolution of the program, and why it is both powerful and frustrating.
Canalys forecasts that global personal computer (PC) and tablet shipments will fall 7% from 395.6 million units in 2019 to 367.8 million units in 2020. The research group expects the global PC market will stay flat in 2021 and return to growth of 2% in 2022.
The Apple Pencil has only been available in white, but leaker “Mr-white” tweets that the next iteration of the iPad accessory could be available in white for the first time.
Apple has updated its Apple Research Tool to version 1.3. According to the release notes, the new version provides:
Target is offering shoppers a chance to get an US$15 Target gift card when they buy a $100 App Store and iTunes e-gift card.
Apple has been granted a patent (number 10,672,167) for making it easy to generate a “synthetic group selfie” with an iPhone or iPad.
Apple has filed for a patent (number 10,671,176) for “motion and gesture input from a wearable device” that hints at future features for the Apple Watch.
Apple Music is joining in a music industry wide “Black Out Tuesday” campaign, to raise awareness for Black Lives Matter in the wake of Minneapolis resident George Floyd being killed whilst under police arrest, according to 9to5Mac.
One of the most useful tools for any Mac user is an app that will turn the computer into an AirPlay “receiver”. There are a number of different solutions, but one of the best-known is X-Mirage for Mac. We have a lifetime license for X-Mirage for Mac available for just $9.99.
As noted by MacRumors, Apple has updated its Maps app to include real time transit directions and data for Hong Kong residents. Users can search for metro train stations, bus routes and ferry piers, and get real time transit information for services. The only limitation appears to be a lack of indoor station mapping.
If you sign up for an Apple Card credit card account, you’re eligible to receive US$50 in bonus Daily Cash if you spend at least $50 at a Walgreens within the first 30 days.
Apple has cut the prices of its latest iPhones in China ahead of a major online shopping festival called 6.18, reports CNBC.
Like most of us years, and maybe even decades, of your family photos are in the proverbial shoe box under a bed somewhere. Derrick Story has a new course, “Digitizing Family Memories,” that will help you through the process of converting them to digital format, from selecting hardware to the scanning process, and metadata entry, to long-term storage.
Global sales of smartphones to end users declined 20.2% in the first quarter of 2020, according to Gartner, Inc. Like all other manufacturers, Apple was affected.
Theresa Kang-Lowe, a literary agent and partner at WME (an agency that specializes in entertainment, sports, and fashion, is leaving the agency to launch her own management/production company and is finalizing a multi-year overall deal with Apple TV+, reports Deadline.
Apple has doubled the RAM upgrade price for its entry-level, 13-inch MacBook Pro. Or has it?