iPadOS 15 and macOS Monterey bring Low Power Mode to iPad and Mac, here’s how to enable it

Uncategorized

Apple announced iPadOS 15 and macOS Monterey earlier this week at WWDC 2021, but we keep discovering new features that weren’t mentioned by the company during the event. This year, iPad and Mac users will finally get a Low Power Mode to save battery life, just like on the iPhone.

more…

The post iPadOS 15 and macOS Monterey bring Low Power Mode to iPad and Mac, here’s how to enable it appeared first on 9to5Mac.

iOS 15 tidbits: AirPrint overhaul, live locations in Find My, more

Uncategorized

Small changes within iOS 15 continue to emerge as beta testing continues. In addition to headlining features like a dramatic update to FaceTime, SharePlay, and more, iOS 15 includes a variety of smaller quality-of-life improvements. Head below as we highlight changes to AirPrint, the Find My app, and more.

more…

The post iOS 15 tidbits: AirPrint overhaul, live locations in Find My, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

A Lord of the Rings anime movie is headed to theaters

Uncategorized

Image: New Line Cinema

New Line Cinema and Warner Brothers Animation are working on a new Lord of the Rings movie that’s bound for theaters, with an anime twist (via Variety). The movie will be called The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim, and it will cover the history behind the fortress at Helm’s Deep — whose battle is one of the most exciting parts of the entire original trilogy with its exploding walls, shield surfing, and incredible horse stunts.

In case you need your memory jogged:

Kenji Kamiyama will be directing the movie, and it’ll be interesting to see how well his style maps to a medieval fantasy setting — he’s mostly tackled futuristic sci-fi projects before, including Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, 009 Re: Cyborg, and…

Continue reading…

How Joe Biden’s order could be bad news for TikTok

Uncategorized

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Last summer, former President Trump cast TikTok as the mascot for the US’s growing concerns over China when he signed a series of executive orders to erase the popular short video platform off app stores. It set off a wave of lawsuits keeping the orders from going into effect but left the door open for a future administration to take more serious action.

That’s what President Joe Biden did Wednesday when he signed his own order revoking these Trump-era bans and beginning the process to set new rules for software tied to the Chinese government. Biden’s order laid out a fresh framework for identifying the actual national security risks posed by these apps — a stark contrast with the chaos spurred on by Trump’s individual bans.

WHAT IT…

Continue reading…

Apple hires former Canoo CEO as it ramps up electric car project

Uncategorized

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Ulrich Kranz, a former BMW executive and the recently departed CEO and co-founder of EV startup Canoo, has been hired by Apple, the company has confirmed to The Verge. Kranz will reportedly work on the Silicon Valley behemoth’s electric car under Doug Field, the former Tesla executive who runs the day-to-day operations of the project, which is codenamed “Project Titan.” News of Kranz joining Apple was first reported by Bloomberg.

Kranz was one of the executives who helped launch BMW’s all-electric i3 hatchback and hybrid i8 sports car. Shortly after he left the German automaker at the end of 2016, he and fellow BMW executive Stefan Krause were tapped to help turn around struggling EV startup Faraday Future. The pair clashed with Faraday…

Continue reading…

Save 50% off a hosted Mac Mini subscription from MacStadium with this exclusive WWDC offer

Uncategorized

MacStadium has been the best place for developers and Mac enthusiasts to go for Mac infrastructure for nearly a decade. MacStadium’s solutions are used by iOS developers, mobile testing teams, and DevOps engineers at thousands of companies worldwide, including Fortune 100 organizations. MacStadium is also heavily used by startups looking to avoid to cost of building and managing their own data centers. If you’re ready to get started, use code 9TO5MAC at checkout to save 50% off your first two months. Read on to learn more about what MacStadium offers.

more…

The post Save 50% off a hosted Mac Mini subscription from MacStadium with this exclusive WWDC offer appeared first on 9to5Mac.

Apple opens testing for passwordless Face ID future with ‘passkeys in iCloud Keychain’ preview

Uncategorized

In the years ahead, passwords, as we know them, will become a thing of the past. However, that change won’t happen overnight and will take a concerted effort from lots of different parties, including the major tech giants. At WWDC, Apple announced how it’s moving toward a more secure and easy-to-use passwordless authentication powered by WebAuthn and Face ID/Touch ID with the preview of passkeys in iCloud Keychain.

more…

The post Apple opens testing for passwordless Face ID future with ‘passkeys in iCloud Keychain’ preview appeared first on 9to5Mac.