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  • iOS 14.6 lets you list an email as a contact method for your lost AirTag 11/05/2021 at 02:03h
    iOS 14.6 gives you more options for your lost AirTags. What you need to know iOS 14.6 will let you list an email address as a contact method for a lost AirTag. You can currently only list a phone number for someone who finds your tracker. Someone will soon be able to email you if they first your lost AirTag. As reported by 9to5Mac, Apple has released the third beta of iOS 14.6 to developers earlier today. In addition to some small updates, the latest version of iOS 14.6 has also enabled the ability for AirTag owners to enter an email address as a contact method when the AirTag is set to Lost Mode. If you lose your AirTag, you can set it into Lost Mode. In addition to helping you find your lost AirTag by networking with other Apple devices, you can list your phone number for someone to call if they come across your AirTag. With the latest version of iOS 14.6 released earlier today, Apple has added the ability to enter an email address instead. As noted by 9to5Mac, users wil...
  • Report: iPhone 13 models will be thicker with even larger camera bump 11/05/2021 at 01:44h
    The iPhone 13 is going to have some huge cameras. What you need to know MacRumors has reportedly gained access to iPhone 13 schematics. The outlet details that the iPhone 13 will grow in thickness as well as camera size. The camera bump on the iPhone 13 is going to get even bigger. As reported by MacRumors, Apple's upcoming iPhone 13 will be slightly thicker than the current iPhone 12. In addition, the size of the camera system on the back of the phone will be larger than previous models. This is according to schematics that the outlet has gained access to. The new iPhone 13 and 13 Pro models are expected to feature a thickness of 7.57mm, up from 7.4mm in the iPhone 12 models. That's an increase of 0.17mm, which won't be hugely noticeable to most people. Changes coming to the camera bumps of the new iPhones may be more noticeable. The iPhone 13 and 13 Pro will have thicker camera bumps, with the change most noticeable on the iPhone 13 Pro. The iPhone 12 and 12 Pro feat...
  • Jamie Bell signs on to star in upcoming Apple original 'Shining Girls' 11/05/2021 at 01:26h
    "Shining Girls" has a new cast member. What you need to know Jamie Bell has signed on to star in the upcoming Apple TV+ series "Shining Girls." Bell will star opposite Elisabeth Moss and Wagner Moura Elisabeth Moss has company for her upcoming Apple TV+ series "Shining Girls." As reported by Variety, Jamie Bell has signed on to star opposite of Moss and Wagner Moura. The film is based on the 2013 Lauren Beukes novel "The Shining Girls.". Bell is best known for his roles in "Billy Elliot," "Jumper," "Fantastic Four," and "Snowpiercer." Bell, a BAFTA Award-winner known best for his work on "Rocketman," "Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool" and "Billy Elliot" will play the role of Harper in the metaphysical thriller. Harper is described as a mysterious loner with a surprising connection to Moss' character, Kirby. Kirby is a Chicago reporter who survived a brutal assault only to find her reality shifting as she hunts down her attacker. Moura will play Dan, a veteran journalist b...
  • Apple shares first look at Martin Scorsese's 'Killers of the Flower Moon' 11/05/2021 at 01:13h
    We finally have our first look at Martin Scorsese's next film. What you need to know Apple has shared its first look at "Killers of the Flower Moon." The film, helmed by Martin Scorsese, stars Leonardo Dicaprio and Robert DeNiro. We finally have our first look at the upcoming Apple TV+ film "Killers of the Flower Moon." As reported by the Osage News, Apple has revealed its first image of "Killers of the Flower Moon," the new Martin Scorsese film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert DeNiro. The photo depicts DiCaprio and Lily Gladstone sharing a meal. It's a simple photo, but it gives us a first look at the film which has been under wraps until now. The film is based on David Grann's bestselling novel of the same name. DiCaprio plays Ernest Burkhart, and Gladstone plays Mollie Burkhart, an Osage woman who falls in love with Ernest. The scene takes place in Grayhorse, Okla., in 1919 and is early in their relationship after Mollie invites him in for a meal and they form a bo...
  • Everything you need to know about the Pokémon Go Luminous Legends Y event 11/05/2021 at 01:05h
    Yveltal, the destruction Pokémon is coming along with other Dark type Pokémon! The Pokémon Go Season of Legends continues with the appearance of a new Legendary Pokémon, Yveltal, the Destruction Pokémon, during the Luminous Legends Y event running from May 18 to May 31, 2021. Fortunately, we here at iMore have everything you need to know to make the most out of the event. And be sure to check out our best Pokémon Go accessories so you can be fully equipped on the journey ahead! What is the Pokémon Go Luminous Legends Y event? Following the conclusion of the Luminous Legends X event, the Luminous Legends Y event will introduce the mascot of Pokémon Y, Yveltal. The Destruction Pokémon is a Legendary Dark type that will take over Five Star Raids for two weeks. Yveltal will be joined by other Dark type Pokémon, as well as a handful of Pokémon from the Luminous Legends X event, and even Eevee, whose Fairy type Eeveelution, Sylveon will also be making its Pokémon Go debut. ...
  • Review: The PowerA Fusion Pro Controller doesn't have enough features 11/05/2021 at 00:30h
    A premium controller that doesn't feature all the bells and whistles. When it comes to playing the Nintendo Switch in docked mode, the Pro Controller has remained the gamepad of choice for many years. That's not surprising given its traditional design, rechargeable internal battery, motion controls, amiibo functionality, and hefty feel. Many third-party Nintendo Switch controllers have tried to unseat the Pro Controller, and while they've brought their own flair to the table, they've been unable to do so. Now, PowerA has released the Fusion Pro Wireless Controller complete with mappable back buttons, rubberized grips, and swappable faceplates. It even has a headphone jack, which the Pro Controller does not have. So how does this new controller match up to the Pro Controller? It doesn't have as many features as you'd expect given the high price point. PowerA Fusion Pro Wireless Controller review: Price and availability What's good What's not good The competition Should you buy...
  • What if Apple let us choose between iPhone screens that scratch or crack? 10/05/2021 at 22:53h
    This might be one of my more silly ideas, but bear with me. It could also be one of my best. See, Apple announced today that it is giving Corning $45 million as part of its Advanced Manufacturing fund. Corning is the company responsible for the Ceramic Shield that all iPhone 12 models have and it's that treatment that is supposed to make those screens less susceptible to breaking when dropped. And that's cool – if you're someone who drops their phone regularly. Or doesn't use a case. Or both. But there's one drawback to having a screen that doesn't crack. By making it less likely to explode upon impact, screen makers have to produce glass that's softer. Softer glass is more forgiving when dropped or placed under other kinds of stress because it can give. By contrast, glass that's designed to be as hard as can be won't scratch – but it'll break into a million pieces at the slightest sign of stress. It's a trade-off for sure, and it's one that Apple has been making for years a...
  • Colorful MacBook Airs are cool and all, but let me buy a black one too 10/05/2021 at 22:15h
    It's looking likely the next MacBook Air will come in some funky colors, but what if you're boring like me? I've nothing against colorful computers, except the potential for Apple overstretching itself. I love the look of the green and blue concepts that are knocking around today and I'm sure there will be a ton of them in your local coffee shop. But not in front of me. I'm old, boring, and just not hip enough to pull it off. I need Space Gray otherwise I'll look like I'm trying to be hip. I am far from hip. The renders Jon Prosser shared earlier today do show something that looks a little like a cross between the Silver and Space Gray colors we've seen Apple offer its portables in of late and I could presumably get away with one of those. I'm still no fan of the claimed white display bezels because, frankly, it makes the whole shebang look like it's either escaped from the 1980s or, worse, a Microsoft store. Maybe it'll grow on me. I doubt it. For now, I'll just hope that's on...
  • Test your tactics with the best strategy games for iPhone and iPad 10/05/2021 at 22:00h
    Carefully consider your moves to achieve victory. The best strategy games require you to think critically and always be two steps ahead of your opponent, making you use serious brain power to complete your objectives. The broad genre can include tactical RPGs, digital versions of board games or collectible card games, and epic battles where you'll need to carefully consider how you design a base and deploy troops. Whatever your favorite aspect of the genre is, these are the best strategy games for iPhone and iPad. Best Strategy Games for iOS: Slay the Spire Raiders of the North Sea Clash of Clans The Elder Scrolls: Legends Reigns Plague Inc Fallout: Shelter Ticket to Earth Slay the Spire A deck-building game fused with a roguelike dungeon crawler, Slay the Spire provides endless challenges with the layout of levels, enemies, and bosses you face changing every time you play. You'll need to carefully craft your decks to take advantage of synergies from the cards and powerf...
  • Play your PlayStation games on iOS devices with your DualSense controller! 10/05/2021 at 21:23h
    Sony's latest controller can now connect to your iPhone and other Apple devices. What you need to know Sony's Remote Play allows persons with a PlayStation Network account to stream games and view system menus on compatible devices. Sony has recently announced that iOS users who use Sony's Remote Play service will now be able to use DualSense controllers to control compatible games. Those who are playing PlayStation games on Apple devices must be running iOS 14.5 or higher in order to use Sony's newest DualSense controller. Sony has recently reported in a tweet that Remote Play users will now be able to use their PlayStation 5 DualSense controllers to play PlayStation games on iOS devices. Remote Play is now available using the DualSense wireless controller to play compatible games on a range of Apple devices. Full details: https://t.co/4fpa77oFqx pic.twitter.com/Z2BlehDLjO— PlayStation (@PlayStation) May 10, 2021 Sony's Remote Play allows anyone with a PlayStation 4 or Pl...
  • Game Builder Garage preorders are now live 10/05/2021 at 20:31h
    Making your own games just got a lot easier. Have you ever wanted to make your own video games? Nintendo is setting out to make that task a whole lot easier with the upcoming Game Builder Garage for Nintendo Switch. Players will experience interactive lessons for adding player controls, building levels for seven fun games. These lessons include creating a game of tag, a ball puzzle game with motion controls, a racing game, and more. Once you've got the basics down, the Free Programming mode lets you take the skills you've learned and make whatever you can dream up. See what awesome creations you can create. Excited to check this game out? Fortunately, it's already up for preorder. Here's where you can buy it. Game Builder Garage Preorder: Physical Copy Game Builder Garage teaches you how to program games and then lets you build anything you can set your mind to. If you like owning physical copies of the best Nintendo Switch games, then this is the way to go: Note: It looks lik...
  • Next-gen MacBook Air renders show an impossibly thin design, white keycaps 10/05/2021 at 19:21h
    What you need to know New renders show an unannounced MacBook Air with new white keycaps and more. Leaker Jon Prosser says the renders are based on images of MacBook Air parts he has seen photos of. No more wedge shape. Leaker Jon Prosser today shared a new video detailing what he believes to be the next generation of MacBook Air. The renders shared by Prosser are said to be based on images of MacBook Air components that he has seen. The most obvious change in the new MacBook Air design is the removal of the wedge shape design, making this appear to be an impossibly thin computer. But there's more going on here, too. According to Prosser, the refreshed MacBook Air will feature white keycaps for the first time alongside larger function keys. That, in turn, means for a smaller trackpad as well. Prosser's source believes that there will be MacBook Airs sold in the same colors as the new 24-inch iMac's stand. Unfortunately Prosser doesn't know how big the screen's bezels will b...
  • OmniFocus 4 is a big iOS refresh and you can get on the public beta now 10/05/2021 at 19:06h
    What you need to know OmniFocus is one of the most popular task management apps around. OmniFocus 4 is set to be a big user experience refresh and you can sign up for the public beta now. Both iPhone and iPad versions are getting an overhaul. Omni Group, a developer that has been around longer than most, today announced that OmniFocus 4 will be a significant user experience refresh for the popular task management app. Users can sign up to be on the public TestFlight beta, too. The updated app, set to ship later this year, will offer an all-new interface that will make it easier for beginners to get started while still offering the power and capabilities that existing users are so fond of. The upcoming OmniFocus 4 for iPad and iPhone brings a complete user experience redesign to the powerful and highly-customizable personal task manager. The new user experience is more elegant and smooth, with app behavior that's consistent across all of Apple's platforms, while adapting beh...
  • Snag Apple's MagSafe Charger at close to 25% off via Amazon 10/05/2021 at 16:18h
    If you've been holding out on picking up an MagSafe accessories for your iPhone 12 so far, Amazon has got a deal that might be just enough to tempt you. Over there, you can score Apple's own MagSafe Charger with close to 25% off. Down to under $30, this is the lowest we've seen Apple's first-party magnetic charger go since its release. With the iPhone 12, Apple resurrected the MagSafe name for its new magnetic charging technology in its latest phones. Built upon standard Qi charging, MagSafe uses an array of magnets to automatically align the wireless charger in the exact right spot on the back of your phone, making the process more convenient while also enabling faster charging speeds. Apple's MagSafe Charger allows for up to 15W of charging power when used with the appropriate 20W wall plug while also accommodating standard Qi devices at regular speeds. That means you can use it to charge your iPhone 8 or later and even your AirPods Pro or AirPods with wireless charging case. No...
  • 7 Apple suppliers are accused of using forced labor from Xinjiang, China 10/05/2021 at 15:57h
    What you need to know No fewer than seven Apple suppliers have been accused of using forced labor. The suppliers are accused of operating little sort of a prison in Xinjiang, China. The same suppliers produce components for other companies, too. Apple finds itself in the middle of another forced labor storm after no fewer than seven of its suppliers were accused of using forced labor in Xinjiang, China. In a report by The Information, accusations include factories that resemble prisons including guard towers. Advanced-Connectek has made unglamorous but critical computer components for Apple for more than a decade. For two of those years, it operated a factory inside an industrial park on the edge of the deserts of Xinjiang, a region of western China populated by a predominantly Muslim group known as Uyghurs. The industrial park is surrounded by walls and fences with only one way in or out. This isn't the first time that particular supplier has been in the spotlight – ph...
  • Oprah and Prince Harry to premiere 'The Me You Can’t See' on May 21 10/05/2021 at 15:20h
    What you need to know Oprah and Price Harry have a new TV show coming to Apple TV+ on May 21. The show will be "exploring mental health and emotional well-being." Lady Gaga and Glenn Close are just two of the stars taking part. Apple TV+ today announced that the upcoming 'The Me You Can't See' show, featuring Oprah and Prince Harry, will debut on May 21. The show, which will focus on mental health among other things. will feature some of the biggest names in sport and show business as they discuss mental health and more. Apple TV+ announced today that "The Me You Can't See," the highly anticipated multi-part documentary series from co-creators and executive producers Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, featuring illuminating stories that help lift the veil on the current state of mental health and emotional well-being, will premiere May 21 on Apple TV+. The show isn't just Oprah and Prince Harry talking up a storm, though. Apple TV+ says that more than a d...
  • Deals: Apple's MagSafe Charger Hits New Low Price at $29.85 ($9 Off) 10/05/2021 at 15:04h
    Amazon today has dropped the price of Apple's MagSafe Charger to $29.85, down from $39.00. The previous best sale for the accessory was priced at $34.00 over the past few weeks, so Amazon's new deal is an all-time low price for the MagSafe Charger. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. The MagSafe Charger magnetically aligns with the magnets in the iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, and 12 mini. It's also compatible for wireless charging with iPhone models dating back to the iPhone 8. It has an attached USB-C cable, but it doesn't come with a 20W USB-C Power Adapter. $9 OFFMagSafe Charger for $29.85 Apple's other MagSafe accessory, the MagSafe Duo Charger, also remains on sale this week. You can get this dual-purpose device for $112.45 on Amazon, down from $129.00. The MagSafe Duo provides charging to both a Qi-compatible iPhone and an Apple Watch. $16 OFFMagSafe Duo Charger for $112.45 We've seen the MagSafe Duo Charger go down to as low as $99.00 in previous sales at Best Buy, but that sale hasn't ever returned. Amazon's offer today is the second-best price that we've tracked, and it's a solid discount for those interested in purchasing the accessory soon. Be sure to visit our full Deals Roundup to shop for even more Apple-related products and accessories.Related Roundup: Apple DealsTag: MagSafeThis article, "Deals: Apple's MagSafe Charger Hits New Low Price at $29.85 ($9 Off)" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
  • Review: The tiny but mighty Marshall Emberton Speaker packs quite a punch 10/05/2021 at 15:00h
    Go ahead, turn up the volume. From Marshall, a rock legend of a company founded in the 1960s, comes the Emberton Speaker. This durable Bluetooth speaker is small enough to toss in your bag but it plays your music seriously loud. The sound is rich and powerful. It's an iMore favorite, as we've named it one of the best wireless speakers you can buy. I found it quite easy to pair with my iPhone 12 mini. Unlike many Bluetooth accessories I've tested, the connection remains each time I turn on the Marshall Emberton Speaker. A single control knob serves several functions: power on/off, play/pause, skip forward/back, fast forward/rewind, and volume up/down. Push and hold the knob for two seconds to power the speaker on and off. Press it once to play or pause. Push the knob to the right to skip forward or to the left to skip back a song. Push and hold the knob to the right to fast forward, push and hold it left to rewind. Push the control knob up to turn up the volume, push it down to turn...
  • Anime-themed RPG Spiral Warrior is up for pre-order on iPhone and iPad 10/05/2021 at 14:47h
    What you need to know Anime-themed RPG Spiral Warrior is now available for pre-order on iPhone and iPad. Spiral Warrior is a spinning top battler. But you'll be waiting until October 22 to play it. RPG fans have a new game to look forward to after Electronic Soul made Spiral Warrior available for pre-order on iPhone and iPad. The bad news? You'll be waiting until October 22 to play it, according to the game's App Store page. The game itself, spotted by Pocket Gamer, sounds intriguing and it's already proving popular over in the Android world. Gamers can look forward to an anime-themed spinning top battler and the promo video should be more than enough to whet your appetite. Spiral Warrior is an anime-themed Role-playing game developed by the original team of Light x Shadow, extending Light x Shadow's world view. The design also follows certain characters' settings of Light x Shadow, which makes the Tops in game very unique. You can choose exquisite loyal Avatars an...
  • Apple Maps vans are out and about in Hong Kong ahead of a huge upgrade 10/05/2021 at 14:29h
    What you need to know Apple Maps vans are driving around Hong Kong to build out the Look Around feature. Look Around will give Apple Maps users a 3D view of an area, similar to Google Street View. The vans started driving around Hong Kong today. Apple Maps vans are driving around the streets of Hong Kong in an effort to capture the footage needed to bring the Look Around feature to the country. According to the South China Morning Post and Apple Insider, the vans started doing their thing today ahead of an expansion of the Look Around feature. Look Around works in a similar way to Google's Street View, giving users a 3D look at an area before they travel. It's great for finding shops and whatnot before setting off and Apple continues to roll Look Around out to more areas around the globe. Importantly, Apple will make sure that all people have their faces blurred and the same goes for car registration plates, too. Apple is promising to do everything it can to ensure Hongko...