Back when Steve Jobs unveiled iCloud in 2011, we were pitched a vision of data being available everywhere. Jobs pitched demoting the Mac and moving the digital hub into the cloud. All of our devices had connectivity built-in, so data should be available everywhere. The problem was it didn’t cover all of our photos. We didn’t get that until iCloud Photos came in iOS 8. It didn’t cover iMessage, as that didn’t come until a few years ago. It didn’t cover all of our files, but only those in the iCloud folder stored inside of app folders. We didn’t get seamless syncing of files until Apple added Desktop and Document folder syncing. more…
This month we’ve teamed up with our friends at Wiplabs to offer an exclusive 15% off the company’s amazing Slope stand for iPhone and iPad for a limited time. This is the stand you might have noticed featured in many of 9to5Mac’s recent YouTube videos.
Featured in the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) Design Stores, Slope is the ultimate iPhone/iPad stand with a patented design made from the same brushed and anodized finish as an iMac or Macbook. Head below for our hands-on look:
Justin Titi displays intelligently curated photo albums in iOS 13.
You can adjust the perspective along the x-axis and y-axis in Photos, starting in iOS 13, Apple told us at WWDC. Here’s what you’ll need to know to start adjusting perspective in Photos on iPad and iPhone.
Now you can adjust perspective in Photos
Apple introduced a range of new Photos editing tools and effects in iOS 13, including two for adjusting perspective, which you’ll find inside of the crop tool when editing a photo or video.
You can get some sense of how the perspective shift works in iOS 13 here:
Another cool iOS 13 feature: adjusting x and y skew for photos and videos. (Instagram has had this feature for ages) pic.twitter.com/QErzWBX3Sz
The Israeli forensics firm Cellebrite revealed this week that it now has the ability to unlock any iOS device that’s running up to iOS 12.3. The firm made the announcement on Twitter, touting a new version of its Universal Forensic Extraction Device.
At WWDC last week, Apple announced its new Project Catalyst technology to make it easier for developers to bring iPad applications to the Mac. Apple teased that Twitter was an early partner and would be using Project Catalyst to bring Twitter back to the Mac. Now, Twitter has offered up some more details on that process in a blog post.
The tram stop outside of WWDC 2019 flew Apple’s colours
Apple launched a range of enhancements designed for business users at WWDC, including Business Chat Suggest. What is Business Chat Suggest, what does it do, and how is it used?
What is Business Chat Suggest?
Apple introduced Business Chat in the U.S. in early 2018, expanding it internationally a few months later.
The message-based customer service is now in use worldwide. Business Chat Suggest makes the service even easier to use.
Originally, when you search for a business that supports Business Chat, you get given an option to connect to them using the service.
Business Chat Suggest takes this a step further because when you tap the number to call a supported business iOS recognizes the number relates to a Business Chat supporting enterprise and offers to start a Business Chat instead of making the call.
Apple customers today celebrated the grand opening of Taiwan’s second official Apple Store. Apple Xinyi A13 brings new designs, new ideas, and new opportunities to Taipei. Fans gathered outside the doors and in an overnight queue stretching to Le Méridien Taipei hotel for many hours to be among the first to see what Apple has in store.
Hot Wheels is likely a toy that you either played with as a kid or still have many of now. I still have quite the collection hidden somewhere in the attic, but enough about me. For the longest time, Hot Wheels have stayed just cars on a track (or in the air). Pieces of metal on wheels, nothing more, nothing less. Now, with Hot Wheels id, the iconic toy is entering the 21st century. Hot Wheels id is a new system that brings together both physical and digital play and is available exclusively from Apple.
When iOS 13 debuts later this fall, HomeKit video cameras will be able to work with a new security feature from Apple called HomeKit Secure Video. Apple highlighted upcoming support from select companies including Logitech, and now Logitech has confirmed that one of its existing products will be supported.
Spam and other unwanted calls have become a real nuisance over the past few years. Luckily, Apple is bringing a new feature to iOS 13 that allows users to automatically silence unknown and spam calls on iPhone. Read on for how this smart feature works and how to enable it in iOS 13.
Described as a portable isometric-based strength training device with digital coaching, the Activ5 coaches users through each isometric exercise, measures maximum strength for each exercise, and communicates this to an iPhone.
The device itself is a small pad that’s outfitted with a number of pressure sensors inside.
The Activ5 is personalized to each user to create a challenging but achievable workout. Each workout pose is demonstrated in the app, and the device itself is able to tell users to push harder or less hard throughout the workout. Every detail of the workout is tracked via the app, providing fitness stats for each exercise.
There are more than 100 full body workouts available based on isometric exercises, which are designed around contractions of a specific muscle or group of muscles. Activbody
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss new uses for Apple’s updated iPod touch, hands-on experience using CarPlay in iOS 13, the future of 3D Touch, how Face ID has improved on iPhone XS, macOS Catalina and Apple’s new Sidecar feature, initial watchOS 6 face impressions, and much more.