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Apple Store online launches in India

07:07 23 Sep - AppleInsider News

As planned, Apple on Wednesday opened the virtual doors to its Apple Store online in India, marking a retail first for the tech titan.Apple has long been rumored to enter the burgeoning Indian market, an important growth opportunity for the iPhone maker, but previous attempts were stymied by government restrictions on production sourcing and import/export rules. With recent changes to local commerce laws, made in part to goose international investment, Apple is now free to enter the region for the first time.Announced last week, the online storefront delivers a full array of products and, importantly, support services directly to customers in India. While the company does not yet operate a brick-and-mortar outlet, customers will be able to access personalized shopping support and service through a dedicated website. Apple Specialists are also available to assist with retail orders, device set up, product information and more in both English and Hindi. Read more...

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Apple Store online launches in India

07:07 23 Sep - AppleInsider News

As planned, Apple on Wednesday opened the virtual doors to its Apple Store online in India, marking a retail first for the tech titan.Apple has long been rumored to enter the burgeoning Indian market, an important growth opportunity for the iPhone maker, but previous attempts were stymied by government restrictions on production sourcing and import/export rules. With recent changes to local commerce laws, made in part to goose international investment, Apple is now free to enter the region for the first time.Announced last week, the online storefront delivers a full array of products and, importantly, support services directly to customers in India. While the company does not yet operate a brick-and-mortar outlet, customers will be able to access personalized shopping support and service through a dedicated website. Apple Specialists are also available to assist with retail orders, device set up, product information and more in both English and Hindi. Read more...

Apple halts iOS 13.7 signing following release of iOS 14

02:35 23 Sep - AppleInsider News

Apple on Tuesday stopped signing code for iOS 13.7, the last iteration of iOS 13 to be issued prior to last week's debut of iOS 14.The halt of iOS 13.7 code signing comes six days after Apple pushed out the next-generation iOS 14 in a release that took the public ? and developers ? by surprise. With Apple no longer authenticating iOS 13.7 code, device users who upgraded to iOS 14 are no longer able to download or install the now out-of-date operating system.The outgoing operating system version included support for Apple and Google's Exposure Notification Express system, which enables users to take advantage of the framework without downloading an app. Local health authorities are required to support the feature, though the update takes much of the burden off of users. Read more...

Latest Apple Pay promo nets free drink at Jimmy John's

02:33 23 Sep - AppleInsider News

Apple on Tuesday publicized a new Apple Pay promotion that allows users to earn a free drink at fast food chain Jimmy John's.Apple Pay users who spend $10 or more when they order ahead through the Jimmy John's app are eligible to receive a credit for a free drink on an associated Freaky Fast Rewards account. The deal arrives as an increasing number of people place takeout orders due to coronavirus restrictions on local businesses.In addition to in-app ordering, the promo offer applies to customers checking out with Apple Pay through JimmyJohns.com and at participating stores. The reward period runs through Sept. 27. Read more...

Apple Stops Signing iOS 13.7 After Releasing iOS 14, Downgrading No Longer Possible

01:15 23 Sep - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page

Following the release of iOS 14 last Wednesday, Apple has stopped signing iOS 13.7, which means downgrading to iOS 13 after upgrading to iOS 14 is no longer possible. Apple routinely stops signing older versions of software updates after new releases come out in order to encourage customers to keep their operating systems up to date. As of Monday, ‌iOS 14‌ was installed on approximately 26 percent of active iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, and earlier today, the first jailbreak for ‌iOS 14‌ devices was released. The jailbreak only works with devices that have an A9 chip and earlier because of new security mitigations put in place by Apple. ‌iOS 14‌ is the current publicly available version of iOS that people can download, but there's also a version of iOS 14.2 that has been provided to developers and public beta testers. iOS 14.2 introduces a new Shazam Music Recognition feature for the Control Center, while also bringing some other Apple Music-related Control Center tweaks.This article, "Apple Stops Signing iOS 13.7 After Releasing iOS 14, Downgrading No Longer Possible" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums

Developers can now build and run Swift code on Windows

01:06 23 Sep - AppleInsider News

Apple's Swift programming language officially landed on Windows this week, with Swift toolchain images now available for download from the open source project.Announced in a blog post on Tuesday, the release of Swift tools enables developers to build, run and debug code directly on Windows 10.The toolchain includes the compiler, standard library, and core libraries, all key ingredients for creating functional apps. Read more...

Microsoft contributes to Java port for Apple silicon Macs

00:29 23 Sep - AppleInsider News

Microsoft, along with a number of other major developers, are working to port Java to ARM-based Mac and Windows machines, including upcoming Apple silicon Macs.Project collaborators Microsoft, Azul, and others, hope to have a working port of OpenJDK ready for Apple's ARM-based Macs when the machines begin to hit store shelves in 2021, reports InfoQ.JVM performance expert Monica Beckwith is spearheading the initiative for Microsoft. A self-proclaimed "Java champion," Beckwith is an experienced Java performance engineer with a specialization in ARM architecture. She previously handled similar projects at Oracle and Sun. Read more...

Hands-On With iOS 14 Widgets, Custom Icons, and Home Screen Setup

00:25 23 Sep - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page

Apple with iOS 14 introduced widgets on the Home Screen, leading to unprecedented levels of customization for the iPhone. Combined with Shortcuts that let you change an app's icon, ‌iOS 14‌ lets you create a whole new look for your ‌Home Screen‌. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. We've been following along with some of the ultra creative alternative Home Screen designs that MacRumors readers have come up with and thought we'd even try to build out a custom app icon and home screen setup to mimic an old school Mac design. In the video up above, you can check out our superficial attempt at making ‌iOS 14‌ look like Mac OS X Aqua, arguably one of the most iconic Mac looks. Widgets are simple enough to use and hundreds of apps are now updating with innovative widgets that you can add to the Today Center and the ‌Home Screen‌ with just a few taps. Widgets run the gamut from weather to fitness to finance and travel, so there's a good chance most of your favorite apps have widgets you can incorporate into a design. There are also apps that are dedicated just to making different customizable ‌widgets‌ with unique styles and functions, such as Widgetsmith, or Widgeridoo, which are essential to custom designs. We've used Widgetsmith for our OS X setup because it lets us create ‌widgets‌ with custom graphics. Widgets are simple enough to use, but taking a ‌Home Screen‌ design to the next level requires custom icons, something possible through Apple's Shortcuts app. Custom icons are more pretty than useful, and everything you create a custom icon for will route through the Shortcuts app, which is less than ideal. We've seen custom designs that have taken hours upon hours to create, and even our own Aqua theme took quite awhile to complete, so expect to invest some time if you want a unique ‌iPhone‌ ‌Home Screen‌. Our setup looks fantastic and is reminiscent of an old-school Mac, but it's worth noting that it's not particularly functional. Most of our ‌widgets‌ are really just for show, so creating a design that's nice looking and useful is a real effort. If you want to recreate our "Mac OS X Aqua theme" for the ‌iPhone‌, we've got a link to the assets available here. All the elements, however, are really just a carefully crafted illusion. But we'd love to see a developer build functional Mac OS X Dashboard styled ‌widgets‌, and for Apple to allow for transparency in icons and ‌widgets‌. Wondering how to set it all up? Just check out our how to on using Home Screen widgets and our how to on customizing app icons using Shortcuts. Have you made an awesome ‌Home Screen‌ setup that you want to share? Post it down below in the comments, and feel free to share your icon skins, wallpapers, and widget setups.Related Roundups: iOS 14, iPadOS 14This article, "Hands-On With iOS 14 Widgets, Custom Icons, and Home Screen Setup" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums

Pinterest sees surge as iOS 14 users seek out home screen inspiration

23:37 22 Sep - AppleInsider News

Pinterest has seen a surge in usage as users seek out design ideas and inspiration for iOS 14 Home Screen customization options.Credit: Amber Neely, AppleInsiderApple's iOS 14 update gives users a much wider variety of options to customize their home screens, such as new widgets that can be placed within the app grid. Read more...

Apple 'iPhone 12' event rumored for Oct. 13 as Eddy Cue promotes Services to UK carrier staff

23:20 22 Sep - AppleInsider News

Apple may be preparing to hold its next special event for the "iPhone 12" on October 13, meanwhile Eddy Cue has appeared in an internal presentation for a UK carrier about the next iPhone, and its rumored 5G capabilities.Mock-ups of the iPhone 12 ProApple is anticipated to be holding a second special event in the not too distant future, but it is unclear when it will take place. According to a tipster contacting AppleInsider, Apple will be holding the event on Tuesday, October 13, with preorders starting the following Friday, October 16. Read more...

Pennsylvania launches COVID Alert PA app based on Apple-Google tech, Hawaii next

23:17 22 Sep - AppleInsider News

The state of Pennsylvania has launched its coronavirus exposure notification app, dubbed COVID Alert PA and based on Apple and Google technology.Credit: Pennsylvania Department of HealthOn Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health officially released COVID Alert PA on both the Apple App Store and the Google Play store. The state first signaled intent to release a COVID-19 app based on the Apple-Google exposure notification framework in August. Read more...

The best resources and tips for customizing your iOS 14 Home Screen

21:23 22 Sep - AppleInsider News

Whether you want to create your own icons or are looking to find some ready-made ones, we've got some tips and tricks to help you customize your iOS 14 Home Screen.On Monday, we showed you how to customize your iOS 14 Home Screen. But, the rabbit hole goes much deeper.If you're looking for a little inspiration, the iOS 14 subreddit is currently filled to bursting with people showing off their custom home screen designs. We're also really digging this gorgeous Animal Crossing theme that Twitter user Okpng has made. Read more...

Belkin rolls out HomeKit support to Linksys Velop Tri-Band mesh routers

20:25 22 Sep - AppleInsider News

Belkin has finally started to roll out a firmware update for its line of Linksys Velop Tri-Band mesh routers that enables support for HomeKit, allowing users to closely manage which devices can communicate with the wider Internet.The Linksys Velop app will show if HomeKit is enabled for the router.Rolling out to Linksys Velop Tri-Band mesh routers, the update aims to make the already secure HomeKit smart home platform even more secure, by managing access. Belkin confirmed HomeKit support was arriving on Tuesday, with a phased rollout taking place across the United States with a limited number of users, before a later rollout to other territories. Read more...

Compared: Apple Watch Series 6 versus Apple Watch Nike

20:24 22 Sep - AppleInsider News

The Apple Watch Series 6 and the new Apple Watch Nike edition are identical in terms of performance, but feature a few key differences in band, case, and aesthetic options. Here's what you should know.Credit: Andrew O'Hara, AppleInsiderAs far as specifications, the two Apple Watch variants are identical. Both sport a new blood oxygen sensor, Apple Silicon S6 chipset, baked-in altimeter, and a brighter display. Performance and capabilities between the two will be the same. Read more...

Bing mobile app database left open to hackers, millions of user data sets compromised

20:23 22 Sep - AppleInsider News

Bing mobile app users on every platform including iOS and iPadOS are at risk after terabytes of user information have been stolen from an open server.Bing mobile app leaked millions of user's dataBing is the search engine owned by Microsoft and data related to the mobile app for iOS and Android has been found in an open server. The server had over 6.5TB of data and was growing by 200GB per day upon discovery. Read more...

Apple updates Pages, Numbers, Keynote for iOS 14, iPadOS 14

20:04 22 Sep - AppleInsider News

Apple has updated its suite of iWork apps to include new features introduced in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, as well as other enhancements in both iOS and macOS.Credit: AppleThe apps updates to Pages, Numbers, and Keynote ? which are now available on the App Store ? introduce the new iPadOS 14 Scribble feature that lets users handwrite words into text fields using an Apple Pencil. Read more...

Apple orders 'High Desert' comedy starring Patricia Arquette for Apple TV+

20:02 22 Sep - AppleInsider News

Apple today announced that the comedy "High Desert," starring Patricia Arquette, will be coming to Apple TV+ soon.Patricia Arquette stars in Apple TV+ "High Desert""High Desert" is set in Yucca, California and follows Arquette as Peggy, a former addict who decides to make a new start after the death of her mother. Following the death, Peggy makes the decision to become a private investigator. Read more...

Apple Picks Up 'High Desert' TV Show Starring Patricia Arquette and Directed by Ben Stiller

19:50 22 Sep - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page

Apple today announced its latest Apple TV+ series, "High Desert," an upcoming half-hour comedy from Ben Stiller and Patricia Arquette. "High Desert" will follow Peggy (who will be played by Arquette), a former addict who decides to make a new start after the death of her mother, whom she lived with in the desert town of Yucca Valley, California. Peggy decides to make a life-changing decision to become a private investigator. Along with starring in the series, Arquette will serve as executive producer, while Ben Stiller will direct and serve as an executive producer as well. "High Desert" is Apple's second TV series created in partnership with Stiller and Arquette following "Severance," which is an upcoming workplace thriller. ‌Apple TV‌+ is priced at $4.99 per month, but Apple is continuing to offer a free year of service to customers who purchase a new iPhone, iPad, ‌Apple TV‌, Mac, or iPod touch.Tags: Apple TV Shows, Apple TV PlusThis article, "Apple Picks Up 'High Desert' TV Show Starring Patricia Arquette and Directed by Ben Stiller" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums

Apple Updates iWork Apps for iOS With Support for Scribble, New Image Picker, Editable Shapes and More

19:43 22 Sep - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page

Apple today updated its iWork apps designed for iOS devices, introducing new iOS 14 features and support for Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. All three of the apps now support the Scribble feature that was introduced in iPadOS 14, allowing Apple Pencil owners to handwrite anywhere in any text field within the iWork apps, with the written text then converted right into typed text. The new feature will let ‌Apple Pencil‌ users write out Pages documents, Numbers spreadsheets, and Keynote presentations without having to swap over to the keyboard to fill in data. Apple has also added new editable shapes in each of the apps along with support for the redesigned iOS and ‌iPadOS 14‌ image picker. Full release notes for each app are below: Pages Use Scribble to write by hand with ‌Apple Pencil‌, and your words will automatically convert to text. Requires ‌iPadOS 14‌. Select from new report templates to help you get started. Enhance your documents with a variety of new, editable shapes. Easily find pictures and videos using new zoom and search capabilities in the redesigned image picker. Requires ‌iOS 14‌ or ‌iPadOS 14‌. Keynote Use Scribble to write by hand with ‌Apple Pencil‌, and your words will automatically convert to text. Requires ‌iPadOS 14‌. Use the new Outline View to focus on the structure and flow of your content without other distractions. Play YouTube and Vimeo videos right in your presentations. Movie export now supports a wide selection of formats and frame rates. Hold the option key while dragging an object to duplicate it. Easily find pictures and videos using new zoom and search capabilities in the redesigned image picker. Requires ‌iOS 14‌ or ‌iPadOS 14‌. Enhance your presentations with a variety of new, editable shapes. Numbers Use Scribble to write by hand with ‌Apple Pencil‌, and your words will automatically convert to text. Requires ‌iPadOS 14‌. Forms are now easier to create and customize. Add a form to any table or use the new Basic Form template. Improved performance when working with large tables. Easily find pictures and videos using new zoom and search capabilities in the redesigned image picker. Requires ‌iOS 14‌ or ‌iPadOS 14‌. Enhance your spreadsheets with a variety of new, editable shapes. Apple has also updated the Mac versions of Pages, Keynote, and Numbers with new report templates and editable shapes. All of the new updates are available from the iOS App Store and macOS ‌App Store‌ as of this morning. Pages for iOS [Direct Link] Keynote for iOS [Direct Link] Numbers for iOS [Direct Link] Pages for macOS [Direct Link] Keynote for macOS [Direct Link] Numbers for macOS [Direct Link] Apple's iWork apps for Mac and iOS are free downloads for all users.Tags: iWork, Pages, Keynote, NumbersThis article, "Apple Updates iWork Apps for iOS With Support for Scribble, New Image Picker, Editable Shapes and More" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums

App Store, Apple Music & other services hit by three-hour outage

19:29 22 Sep - AppleInsider News

Apple's online services experienced multiple outages on Tuesday, with problems cropping up in Apple's digital storefronts, Apple TV services, Apple Business Manager, and Apple School Manager.The Apple System Status page for September 22, 2020Update: Outages have been resolved. Read more...

1Password partners with Privacy.com on secure virtual credit card numbers

19:26 22 Sep - AppleInsider News

1Password on Tuesday announced a new feature that integrations with Privacy.com's virtual credit cards, offering users more privacy and security as they shop online.Credit: 1Password/Privacy.comThe partnership between the two companies will allow users to be more private online through the use of virtual credit card numbers. The capability is similar to built-in features of Apple Pay. Read more...

Apple seeds eighth macOS Big Sur developer beta for testing

19:24 22 Sep - AppleInsider News

On Tuesday, Apple seeded the eighth beta version of macOS Big Sur to registered developers.macOS Big Sur Beta 8The newest beta can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center by those in the Developer Beta program, or as an over-the-air update on devices with the proper configuration profile installed. Read more...

Linksys Tri-Band Velop Routers Gain HomeKit Support

19:21 22 Sep - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page

Linksys today announced that its line of Linksys Velop Tri-Band mesh routers are now compatible with HomeKit, making good on a promise to introduce ‌HomeKit‌ support. Unfortunately, support is being implemented on a rolling basis. A limited number of Velop Tri-Band users in the U.S. will be able to update their routers to add ‌HomeKit‌ support through a free firmware update made available in the Velop app for iOS and iPadOS. After the initial launch, a phased rollout will continue to bring ‌HomeKit‌ support to other users in the United States along with those in other countries. With ‌HomeKit‌ integration, Linksys Velop routers will be able to be managed through the Home app on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac, providing secure access to HomeKit-enabled accessories. There are options to define how each accessory is able to communicate within the home and through the internet. Through ‌HomeKit‌, Velop users can choose to firewall off ‌HomeKit‌ accessories to prevent them from communicating with other WiFi devices on a home network and untrusted internet services to prevent hacking attempts and provide better security for connected home devices. HomeKit-compatible Velop Tri-band model numbers that work with ?‌HomeKit‌? include A03, WHW0301, WHW0301B, WHW0302, WHW0302B, WHW0303, and WHW0303B. Linksys has been working on ‌HomeKit‌ support for some time. Back in February, the company mistakenly updated its website with information suggesting the ‌HomeKit‌ update would roll out in the near future, but Linksys later clarified that the launch timing was inaccurate.Tags: HomeKit, LinksysThis article, "Linksys Tri-Band Velop Routers Gain HomeKit Support" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums

Apple Releases Eighth Beta of macOS Big Sur to Developers

19:08 22 Sep - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page

Apple today seeded the eighth beta of an upcoming macOS Big Sur update to developers for testing purposes, close to a week after releasing the sixth beta and more than two months after the new update was unveiled at the Worldwide Developers Conference. The macOS Big Sur beta can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center and once the appropriate profile is installed, subsequent betas will be available through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences. macOS Big Sur introduces a refreshed design to the Mac operating system, overhauling the entire look from the curvature of the window corners to the dock icons to the system sounds. Everything feels fresh but familiar, with a lighter and more modern appearance. There's a new customizable Control Center that mirrors the Control Center on iOS devices, putting key system controls right at your fingertips. The Notification Center has been redesigned with iOS-style widgets that are available in multiple sizes, plus there are more interactive notifications that are now grouped by app to make it easier to see what's going on. Safari is faster and more battery efficient, plus there's a new start page that can be customized with wallpapers and sections that include Reading List and iCloud Tabs, which makes Safari more tailored to your individual usage needs. Tabs have been redesigned, there's a built-in language translation feature, Chrome and Firefox Extensions can be ported to Safari, and YouTube supports 4K video playback. There's also an option to choose which sites an extension works with for greater privacy. Speaking of privacy, a new Privacy Report feature lets users know the trackers Safari is blocking when you visit websites. Messages is more similar to the Messages app on iOS with support for pinned conversations, mentions, inline replies, and Memoji creation, plus the built-in search feature has been overhauled to make it easier to find links, photos, and conversations in the app. Apple redesigned the Maps app to add support for Look Around, indoor maps, and Guides, which are lists of notable attractions, restaurants, and more created by trusted sources. Maps can also be used to generate directions for cycling routes and electric vehicle trips that can be sent to iPhone, and shared ETA updates are now viewable on the Mac. Photos includes a better Retouch tool, Apple Music's For You section has been replaced with a Listen Now section, HomeKit Secure Video cameras support Face Recognition and Activity zones, and Siri can answer a wider range of questions than before. In the future, the macOS Big Sur App Store will help users better understand privacy practices with clear info on the information that an app collects, and after installing macOS Big Sur, you'll see faster updates that begin in the background and then finish more quickly to make it easier to keep your Mac up to date. Apple in the third beta of macOS Big Sur changed the battery icon for the Battery section in System Preferences, refining the design to make it look more clean and streamlined. The beta testing period also brought a new design for the Music app icon (it's red), and some color changes to the buttons and icons inside the music app. According to Apple, the eighth beta of macOS Big Sur fixes an issue with the kernel that could cause applications to quit unexpectedly. Apple says that this beta qualifies for 50 percent of the Apple Security Bounty bonus payment for security researchers who discover issues that are unknown to Apple or reintroduced in this release. For more on everything that's new in macOS Big Sur, make sure to check out our roundup.Related Roundup: macOS 11 Big SurThis article, "Apple Releases Eighth Beta of macOS Big Sur to Developers" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums

How to use Apple Watch without Force Touch in watchOS 7

18:10 22 Sep - AppleInsider News

Apple has completely removed Force Touch from watchOS 7, and with it has taken a handy way to do so much. Here's what you now have to do instead.Apple's watchOS 7 has dropped Force TouchFirst they come for 3D Touch on the iPhone. Then they take it away from Apple Watch, too. Read more...

British Carrier Says 5G iPhone Just 'Days Away' in Internal Video Featuring Apple's Eddy Cue

18:05 22 Sep - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page

Apple is on the cusp of launching its first 5G iPhone models, according to Marc Allera, the CEO of British Telecom's consumer brands BT and EE. "We are just days away from Apple's next major launch, a 5G iPhone, which will be a huge boost for 5G," said Allera, in an internal video presentation shared with the company's employees today. "Teams in all parts of Consumer have been preparing all year to win this launch, and be Europe's number one partner for Apple." Apple's services chief Eddy Cue made a brief appearance during the video, praising EE for becoming the first carrier to offer smartphone plans bundled with multiple Apple services, including Apple Music, Apple Arcade, and Apple TV+. While new iPhones are usually announced in September, multiple reports claim that Apple plans to unveil its iPhone 12 lineup in October this year. This timeframe was effectively confirmed by Apple itself, which during its June quarter earnings call indicated that supply of new iPhones would be available "a few weeks later" this year. Four new iPhone 12 models are expected, including one 5.4-inch model, two 6.1-inch models, and one 6.7-inch model, all with OLED displays, 5G support, and a new flat-edged design. Rumors have suggested that Apple may opt for a staggered launch, with some models launching later than others, but the exact order of the rollout remains to be seen.Related Roundup: iPhone 12Tag: Eddy CueThis article, "British Carrier Says 5G iPhone Just 'Days Away' in Internal Video Featuring Apple's Eddy Cue" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums

Microsoft Announces Outlook for Mac Redesign, Improvements to iOS and watchOS Apps

17:56 22 Sep - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page

Microsoft has today announced plans to bring a new design to its Outlook for Mac app along with several other improvements and features for Outlook on iOS and watchOS. In preparation for the public release of macOS Big Sur, Microsoft has been testing a new design for Outlook on Mac. The design includes Microsoft's Fluent icons and several design cues from Big Sur such as rounded corners. To make the design more simple, Microsoft's Ribbon interface has been removed. The end product is an amalgam of the design languages of Apple and Microsoft. Reading and writing emails has been improved with the implementation of a new mail compose UI, single-line views, and an "ignore" feature. Collapsible panels and a compressible message list allow for greater customization of the main view. Outlook's contacts system has also been tweaked, with separation of contacts and co-workers within events and emails, detection of frequent contacts, and a new feature to mark contacts as favorites. Calendar and search has been improved with groups and emphasis on relevance, and there is greater integration with Microsoft Teams. Microsoft's sync technology from iOS, Android, and Windows Mail will also be coming to Outlook for Mac, resulting in much faster sync between platforms. Support for iCloud and IMAP accounts is also said to be coming soon. The update is set to arrive for all Mac users in mid-October. Microsoft also announced a number of smaller updates to Outlook for iOS, including a new calendar widget to display upcoming meetings from multiple accounts on the home screen, emoji reactions, voice commands, and an expansion of Play My Emails to Canada, Australia, India, and the UK. Apple Watch complications will be coming to Outlook for watchOS 7, allowing users to see their number of unread emails or calendar status. These additions to Outlook for iOS and watchOS are marked to arrive later this year.Tag: Microsoft OutlookThis article, "Microsoft Announces Outlook for Mac Redesign, Improvements to iOS and watchOS Apps" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums

1Password Introduces New 'Virtual Cards' for Safer Online Payments, Coming Soon as Safari Extension

17:31 22 Sep - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page

1Password today announced a new partnership with Privacy.com, allowing users to make safer payments online by creating virtual cards that are unique to each of your online accounts. 1Password users can do this in their browser, and soon the feature will launch as a Safari extension. Each virtual card is locked to a particular merchant, and can only be used for that site or service. This way, if the card details are ever exposed in a data breach, it can't be used elsewhere. When asked to enter a card number for an account like Netflix or Hulu, 1Password will present an option to create a virtual card instead. The virtual card will funnel payments from an existing credit or debit card, or banking account. Users can set spending limits, set it as a one-off payment or monthly/yearly payment, and more. The card can be saved in 1Password for easy access, and when you go to enter payment again, 1Password will prompt users with their existing virtual cards. The feature is limited to users in the United States for now. 1Password is also running a promo that takes 25 percent off your first year of 1Password -- including Business, Teams, and Families -- for a limited time. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with 1Password. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.Tag: 1PasswordThis article, "1Password Introduces New 'Virtual Cards' for Safer Online Payments, Coming Soon as Safari Extension" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums

KEF LS50 high-end speaker range promises low distortion, AirPlay 2 support

17:30 22 Sep - AppleInsider News

KEF has released a pair of high-end speakers in its LS50 Collection that are the first to use "Metamaterial Absorption Technology," with one model including support for AirPlay 2.The KEF LS50 Wireless II with AirPlay 2 supportThe KEF LS50 Meta and LS50 Wireless II are bookshelf and wireless hi-fi speakers that are upgraded versions of earlier models, with KEF claiming to have worked on the improvements over three years. The new models are high-powered and are said to be capable of creating an "authentic and natural sound," regardless of the content playing through them. Read more...

DOJ could launch omnibus Google antitrust lawsuit as soon as Sept. 28

17:19 22 Sep - AppleInsider News

The U.S. Justice Department reportedly plans to brief states on Wednesday regarding an antitrust lawsuit against Google, which may be kicked off very soon.Credit: TimeThe DOJ first launched its antitrust investigation against the search and advertising giant in 2019. That probe focused on Google's internet search business, as well as "other practices" that could be anticompetitive. Read more...

Apple Music, App Store, Apple TV+ and Other Services Are Currently Down [Update: Resolved]

17:16 22 Sep - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page

Apple's system status page indicates that a handful of its services are currently down or experiencing issues, including Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple TV Channels, the App Store, the Mac App Store, the iTunes Store, and more. The multi-service outage appears to be quite widespread and affects users on multiple devices, including the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV. However, not all users are affected, so your mileage may vary. Update 9:53 a.m.: Apple says that all issues have been resolved.Tags: system status, Apple MusicThis article, "Apple Music, App Store, Apple TV+ and Other Services Are Currently Down [Update: Resolved]" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums