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Apple drops new $5 movie sale featuring holiday classics, bundles, more

Apple is rolling into the weekend with a fresh batch of movie deals for $5. You’d typically pay at least $10 here with many titles going for $15 or more regularly. There’s also a handful of new movie bundles discounted, which you’ll find below. With the holiday season upon us, now is a great time to load up on new films to enjoy during the break. Head...

Seven years later, FCC reaffirms in-flight phone calls will remain illegal

The nightmare scenario of people being allowed to make in-flight phone calls on their smartphones has finally been ended by the FCC, some seven years after it sought passenger feedback on the idea … more… The post Seven years later, FCC reaffirms in-flight phone calls will remain illegal appeared first on 9to5Mac.

Apple says it is working on a fix for iPhone 12 wireless charging problem

Apple support says that the company is working on a fix for the iPhone 12 wireless charging problem experienced by a number of owners when using Qi-certified chargers. I described the problem in an early iPhone 12 Diary piece … more… The post Apple says it is working on a fix for iPhone 12 wireless charging problem appeared first on 9to5Mac.

Apple patent describes ‘light absorbing’ matte black MacBooks

If you’ve ever wished Apple made matte black MacBooks, a new patent shows that the company is at least considering the idea. Apple begins by explaining the likely reason it hasn’t yet done it: it’s really hard to get a true black, rather than a dark grey … more… The post Apple patent describes ‘light absorbing’ matte black MacBooks appeared first...

Facebook and Instagram will remove misleading information about COVID-19 vaccines

Facebook announced today more changes in its policy against fake news on its social networks. The company will now be more aggressive in punishing users who share misleading information on Facebook and also Instagram. more… The post Facebook and Instagram will remove misleading information about COVID-19 vaccines appeared first on 9to5Mac.

Twitter rolls back threaded replies as users considered them difficult to use

Twitter had been testing threaded answers for some time before releasing the feature to all users in February this year. However, the company is now reverting to the classic conversation method as users considered the new threaded conversation confusing and difficult to use. more… The post Twitter rolls back threaded replies as users considered them...

macOS Big Sur: Customize the menu bar with Control Center

One of the big changes with macOS Big Sur is Control Center arriving on the Mac and this has simplified the default menu bar. However, you may be missing some functionality you’re used to or want to try out the new options. Read along for how to customize the menu bar with Control Center in macOS Big Sur. Read more The post macOS Big Sur: Customize...

Users can now share in-app purchases and subscriptions via iCloud Family Sharing

Earlier this year at WWDC 2020, Apple announced a major change to its in-app purchases system that would let users share in-app paid content with the family. This option is now officially available for developers and users running iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur. more… The post Users can now share in-app purchases and subscriptions via iCloud Family Sharing...

FTC issues warning about new wave of robocall scammers pretending to be Apple

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has published a blog post today specifically warning consumers about robocall scammers pretending to be Apple and Amazon. While these types of scams are common, an increase in prevalence has recently prompted the FTC to publish this warning. more… The post FTC issues warning about new wave of robocall scammers pretending...

Apple TV+ picks up ‘Gutsy Women’ docuseries hosted by Hillary and Chelsea Clinton

Apple TV+ has given a straight-to-series order for a docuseries hosted by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, as first reported by Deadline. The series will be inspired by their new book entitled The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience. more… The post Apple TV+ picks up ‘Gutsy Women’ docuseries hosted by Hillary...

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