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Happy Hour is a podcast hosted by Benjamin Mayo, Zac Hall and the staff of 9to5Mac discussing the latest in tech news.
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Benjamin and Zac unpack the week of news including more features coming to iOS 14 and watchOS 7, Siri for Spotify on Apple Watch, Apple's COVID-19 app, the Amazon Prime Video App Store situation, new AirTag leaks, Apple buying Dark Sky, breaking 2020 iPhone SE news, and much more. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR and get $50 OFF toward your first job post! Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep tracking solution to help you get a better night’s sleep. Download it from the App Store today. Sponsored by SaneBox: The easiest way to get your email under control and hit inbox zero. Get a free two-week free trial and a $25 credit at sanebox.com/9to5mac. Stories we discuss in this episode: 9to5Mac Happy Hour 257: Our first product memories and Apple’s decade in review iOS 14: Keychain password manager to gain new 1Password-like features iOS 14 code reveals updated Activity rings for Apple Watch in upcoming kids mode on watchOS 7 Review: This adapter turns standard CarPlay into Wireless CarPlay, and somehow it actually works Spotify launches Siri support for Apple Watches running watchOS 6 [Update: Now available globally in App Store] Facebook kicks off long-awaited Messenger for Mac rollout Apple launches informative COVID-19 app and website screener in partnership with FEMA and CDC Amazon Prime Video now lets users buy TV shows and movies in the app, seemingly struck special deal with Apple Apple references unreleased AirTag item trackers in new support video What Apple buying Dark Sky could mean for iOS 14, iPad and Mac, and developers Apple purchases hyperlocal weather app Dark Sky, ending API and killing Android apps Rumor: Apple developing Touch ID fingerprint biometrics for Apple Watch, Series 2 will not support watchOS 7 Exclusive: iPhone 9 launch imminent, 2020 ‘iPhone SE’ in red, white, and black with up to 256GB Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: SpaceExplored.com Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: bzamayo.com Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Chapters: 00:00:00 — Anniversary! 00:02:30 — iOS 14 iCloud Keychain 00:07:15 — Apple Watch activity tracking for kids 00:11:35 — Apple's Logic leak 00:13:55 — Wireless CarPlay Adapter 00:19:22 — Spotify for Siri on Apple Watch 00:20:31 — Messenger for Mac 00:24:21 — COVID-19 app 00:29:56 — Amazon 00:53:39 — iPhone SE 2020 00:58:06 — AirTag 01:35:58 — Apple Watch Touch ID 01:39:47 — iOS 13.4.5 beta Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's first theatrical release film, iPhone 9 and iPhone 12 rumors, the latest 9to5Mac exclusives from iOS 14, iOS 13.4, and more. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Sponsored by Soulver: A powerful hybrid between a calculator app and a text editor, designed for your Mac. Get 15% off with code 9to5Mac at checkout.  Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep tracking solution to help you get a better night’s sleep. Download it from the App Store today. Stories we discuss in this episode: Watch now on Apple TV: The Banker movie, Amazing Stories starring Robert Forster, Carpool Karaoke with Stranger Things cast Hands-on: What’s new in iOS 13.4? An awesome productivity update for iPad users [Video] ‘Find My’ features found in iOS 14 code include new notification triggers and AR mode iOS 14: CarPlay wallpapers, deeper Apple Store integration in Maps iOS 14 code confirms Apple planning ‘iPhone 9 Plus’ with A13 as larger version of rumored entry-level model iOS 14 code reveals Apple working with BMW on futuristic ‘CarKey’ iPhone feature App Store rules are preventing game streaming services from reaching iPhone and iPad users Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: SpaceExplored.com Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: bzamayo.com Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Chapters: 00:00:00 — The Banker 00:09:23 — iPhone 9 Plus 00:22:40 — iPhone 12 camera 00:31:15 — CarPlay wallpapers 00:38:52 — New Find My features 00:46:20 — CarKey and BMW 00:55:10 — App Store and game services 01:01:47 — iPadOS 13.4 Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
Benjamin and Zac unpack new releases from Apple including a cheaper and improved MacBook Air, Mac mini storage upgrades, the new 2020 iPad Pro model, iOS 13.4 and trackpad support coming to iPad, the new Magic Keyboard coming in May, Beats Powerbeats debut, and more. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Sponsored by SaneBox: The easiest way to get your email under control and hit inbox zero. Get a free two-week free trial and a $25 credit at sanebox.com/9to5mac. Sponsored by ExpressVPN: Take back your Internet privacy today and get 3 months free with a 1-year package at ExpressVPN.com/HappyHour. Stories we discuss in this episode: 9to5Mac - Apple News & Mac Rumors Breaking All Day Apple announces WWDC 2020 coming in June as an ‘online experience’: Apple will reveal iOS 14 and more All-new Powerbeats replacing Powerbeats3 for $50 less, 3 hours more battery, ‘Pro’ design Apple announces new MacBook Air with scissor switch keyboard, $999 price point Apple unveils new iPad Pro with backlit Magic Keyboard case, available to order today Apple updates Mac mini with double the storage Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: SpaceExplored.com Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: bzamayo.com Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
Benjamin and Zac have a week of 9to5Mac exclusives to discuss including loads of iOS 14, watchOS 7, and Apple Watch Series 6 details, new details about iPad cursor support, and much more. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Sponsored by OWC: Get the new OWC memory and Accelsior 4M2 SSD for the 2019 Mac Pro now. Enter the Mac Pro Rack giveaway here. Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9to5Mac Happy Hour to save 20% off your first year! Sponsored by Capterra: Visit Capterra.com/HappyHour today and join the millions of people who use Capterra each month. Stories we discuss in this episode: Exclusive Archives Apple Watch blood oxygen detection feature found in iOS 14 code snippet iOS 14 icon leak reveals first look at Apple's high-end, over-ear headphones with AirPods features Apple Watch Series 6 and watchOS 7 to include 'Infograph Pro' with tachymeter, SchoolTime and kids mode, sleep tracking, more Sophisticated mouse cursor support coming to iOS 14, new iPad Smart Keyboard models with trackpad Apple developing new augmented reality app for iOS 14, testing Apple Store and Starbucks partnership iOS 14 reveals iPhone 9 and updated iPad Pro details, new Apple TV remote, AirTags, more iOS 14 to include new homescreen list view option with Siri suggestions and more HomeKit in iOS 14: Face recognition, Apple TV audio, Night Shift for lights iOS 14: Major accessibility features, Alipay Apple Pay, wallpaper app integration, more watchOS 7 to include new 'International' Apple Watch face with multiple country flags Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: SpaceExplored.com Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: bzamayo.com Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Chapters: 00:00:00 — Apple Watch Series 6 blood oxygen saturation 00:11:54 — AirPods Studio icon 00:24:32 — watchOS 7 SchoolTime 00:47:57 — iPadOS cursor details 01:01:38 — AR in iOS 14 01:10:50 — Hardware clues 01:15:48 — Apple TV remote??? 01:31:02 — HomeKit in iOS 14 01:40:55 — Accessibility in iOS 14 01:49:52 — watchOS 7 "International" Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
App Store has new review guidelines, Ming-Chi Kuo predicts new iMac Pro and 14.1-inch MacBook Pro, @coiiiiiiiin predicts new iMac and Mac mini, Apple has to deal with COVID-19 and SXSW, and Apple's first theatrical release film is coming Friday. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or through our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes are released every Friday. Sponsored by SaneBox: The easiest way to get your email under control and hit inbox zero. Get a free two-week free trial and a $25 credit at sanebox.com/9to5mac. Stories we discuss in this episode: Apple now allows push notification advertising, updates dating app review guidelines and more Kuo: 14.1-inch MacBook Pro joining lineup after 16-inch redesign, new iMac Pro in Q4 New Mac mini and iMac updates coming 'soon' alongside new iPad, leaker says Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: SpaceExplored.com Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: bzamayo.com Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Chapters: 00:00:00 — Zac's AirPods Pro journey 00:11:26 — App Store guidelines 00:22:10 — 14" MacBook Pro 00:34:54 — CoinX on iMac, Mac mini, iPad 00:50:02 — SXSW, WWDC, COVID-19 01:02:36 — Apple TV+ premiers Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
Benjamin and Zac discuss the latest report that Apple is planning to release an iPad Pro Smart Keyboard with a trackpad, new Powerbeats4 leaks, the latest Ming-Chi Kuo prediction on Macs dropping Intel, HomeKit routers, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or through our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes are released every Friday. Sponsored by Hyper: Preorder the new HyperDrive GEN2: Next Generation USB-C Hub for $59 (40% off the expected retail price). Enter the Mac Pro Giveaway. Sponsored by Zapier:Right now through the end of the month, try Zapier free by going to our special link Zapier.com/HAPPYHOUR Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR and get $50 OFF toward your first job post! Stories we discuss in this episode: Report: Apple releasing iPad Pro Smart Keyboard with built-in trackpad this year 2020 AAPL shareholders meeting recap Target inventory system also includes placeholder listings for new Apple TV, iPod touch, and Apple Watch bands New Powerbeats wireless headphones get FCC approval, 'Hey Siri' support expected Apple to launch ARM Mac without Intel CPU in 2021, says Kuo Apple planning over-the-air OS recovery for iOS devices based on iOS 13.4 beta code Report: iPhone 12 may support new short-range WiFi standard, AirTags to charge wirelessly like an Apple Watch Amazon’s Eero debuts first HomeKit router update, bringing enhanced smart home security Apple support document details HomeKit router features, complicated setup process Apple lists the cameras and routers that will be compatible with the latest HomeKit features Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
Apple Music gains new features, coronavirus forces Apple to adjust earnings guidance (again), new iPhone SE and iPad Pro rumors continue, and Apple may finaly be considering third-party default apps. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or through our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes are released every Friday. Sponsored by Capterra: Visit Capterra.com/HappyHour today and join the millions of people who use Capterra each month. Stories we discuss in this episode: Ming-Chi Kuo casts doubt on 2x2 MIMO uplink support for 5G iPhone 12 Three is launching 5G in time for 'critical' launch of new iPhones Pandora now lets you stream music on the Apple Watch without iPhone iPhone 12 may use custom 5G antenna with Qualcomm modems Apple March event rumored: iPhone 9 and more expected Apple says it won't hit Q2 revenue target due to coronavirus Tim Cook details Apple’s response to coronavirus outbreak in memo to employees Bloomberg: iPhone SE 2 on track to launch in March despite coronavirus production delays, new iPad Pro in first half of the year Digitimes: New '12-inch' iPad Pro in production with 3D-sensing rear camera, likely March launch Alternate albums now get smarter handling on Apple Music Kuo: Ultra-wide band chip production ramp predicts Q3 2020 launch for Apple AirTags watchOS 6.1.3 for Apple Watch available today with critical bug fixes iPhone 9 mass production 'likely' delayed due to coronavirus, report says China to Taiwan: Apple shifting production over coronavirus Bloomberg: Apple considers allowing iPhone users to set third-party web browsers and email apps as defaults, native Spotify on HomePod Apple Music for Mac adds time-synced lyrics feature in latest macOS 10.15.4 beta Episode 32: CES and HomeKit Roundtable with Special Guests Zac Hall, Adam Justice and Richard Gunther Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! https://twitter.com/apollozac/status/1229947001527246854 Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
Apple Swift Playgrounds iPad app comes to the Mac, we talk about the ongoing state of Mac Catalyst apps, cheap iPhone and 5G iPhone rumors, and more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or through our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes are released every Friday. Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9to5Mac Happy Hour to save 20% off your first year! Stories we discuss in this episode: Have a question about the 2020 election? Siri can now answer it for you You can now opt-out of receiving subscription renewal emails from Apple Oscar winner Taika Waititi says Writers Guild union needs to get Apple to fix the MacBook keyboards France has fined Apple $27M for adding battery management features to iPhones Apple launches Swift Playgrounds app for the Mac, built using Catalyst Apple launches purchase button for AR Quick Look feature with Home Depot and Wayfair on board iPhone 9 price: Starting even lower than the iPhone 8 Digitimes: Coronavirus production delays will not affect iPhone 12 September launch, high demand for 5G A14 chips SwitchGlass app brings a customizable application switcher to macOS Marshall Ramsey on digital sketching with iPad Pro and Apple Pencil 9to5Mac Watch Time episode 15: watchOS 7 concepts with Matt Birchler Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
Apple prepares to sponsor its first presidential debate, iOS 13.4 beta packs lots of changes, 9to5Mac discovers a new CarKey feature coming in the future, Apple takes steps toward unifying the iOS and Mac App Store, and more Apple TV rumors emerge. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or through our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes are released every Friday. Sponsored by Chargeasap: Preorder the new Flash 150W USB-C Powerbank for $139 (Reg $299) & enter our iPhone 11 giveaway. Sponsored by Zapier:Right now through the end of the month, try Zapier free by going to our special link Zapier.com/HAPPYHOUR Stories we discuss in this episode: Apple News app accepting voter questions for Democratic debate in New Hampshire Apple News calls its special 2020 presidential election coverage 'the most comprehensive resource' Apple News head of business steps down as service struggles to attract subscribers Apple releases first developer betas of iOS 13.4, watchOS 6.2, more What's new in iOS 13.4 beta 1? iCloud Drive folder sharing, new Memoji, more iOS 13.4 features a new Mail toolbar, fixing the bad design introduced with iOS 13 New ‘CarKey’ feature in iOS 13.4 beta brings built-in support for unlocking, driving, and sharing NFC car keys Apple adds ability for developers to sell Mac and iOS apps as a single purchase Hands-on with iOS 13.4 beta 1 changes and features [Video] New Apple TV 4K hardware appears closer to launching based on tvOS 13.4 beta code LG launches Apple TV app for its 2019 TVs Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
Benjamin and Zac discuss what's new in iOS 13.3.1 and other new software updates, Apple Maps 2.0 coming to Europe, new Fantastical and Filmic DoubleTake apps, the current state of HomeKit routers, and Apple hardware rumors including a new 13-inch MacBook Pro, iPad Pro, backlit iPad Pro Smart Keyboard, and possibly a spinoff of AirPower. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or through our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes are released every Friday. Sponsored by Capterra: Visit Capterra.com/HappyHour today and join the millions of people who use Capterra each month. Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR and get $50 OFF toward your first job post! Stories we discuss in this episode: Apple reportedly abandoned plans to roll out end-to-end encrypted iCloud backups, apparently due to pressure from the FBI Apple releasing iOS 13.3.1 today with Screen Time and Mail app fixes, more How to turn off Ultra Wideband U1 chip to prevent background location tracking on iPhone 11 and 11 Pro Apple Card adds native support for exporting transactions to a spreadsheet Apple officially completes rollout of rebuilt Apple Maps in the US, coming to Europe next Say hello to the new Fantastical: one robust calendar for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac Following demo at iPhone 11 event, FiLMiC multi-cam recording now available as new 'DoubleTake' app HomeKit support for Eero appears imminent following latest firmware update Apple Watch Connected offers real rewards for gym workouts Bloomberg: New low-cost iPhone entering production next month, could be released in March iPhone 9, 13-inch MacBook update, (RED) Apple Watch — is an Apple event around the corner? Digitimes: Backlit Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro coming later this year, 13-inch MacBook Pro with scissor keys sooner Kuo expects new Apple products this year: wireless charging mat, AirTag, and high-end headphones EjectBar — Benjamin Mayo 9to5Mac Watch Time episode 14: Movement and momentum with Michael Potuck Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
Special guest Astronaut Garrett Reisman joins Zac and Benjamin to discuss his experience with 'For All Mankind' on Apple TV+. Dr. Reisman joined NASA in 1998, traveled to space on the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 2008 and Space Shuttle Atlantis in 2010, and performed three spacewalks from the International Space Station. Dr. Reisman is also a Professor of Astronautical Engineering at the University of Southern California, motivational speaker, Senior Advisor for SpaceX, technical consultant for the film Ad Astra, and technical advisor for the series 'For All Mankind' on Apple TV+. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or through our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes are released every Friday. Stories we discuss in this episode: For All Mankind on Apple TV+ Apple renews ‘For All Mankind’ and other TV+ shows for second seasons Covering a SpaceX rocket launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center with the iPhone 11 Pro Max Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Astronaut Reisman: Twitter @astro_g_dogg Website garrettreisman.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSUJh-rxs68 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWQ4wXVPUco https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3RjayAF0b4 Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQw4zbhDIco&feature=youtu.be Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the iPhone XS Smart Battery Case repair program, the new Sensei app for Mac, Apple's AI startup acquisition, the new Apple security battle with the FBI, racked mounted Mac Pro launch, a new 'Pro Mode' coming to Macs, and the latest Apple TV+ developments. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or through our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes are released every Friday. Stories we discuss in this episode: Apple accepting donations to aid Australian bushfire relief Are you having problems charging with iPhone XS or XR Smart Battery Case? Apple opens replacement program for affected units Sensei app for Mac launches with SSD trim, battery health, storage management features, more Apple acquires low-power AI startup behind Wyze on-device person detection for $200M FBI again asking Apple to unlock two iPhones belonging to suspected shooter The FBI wants Apple to break encryption for iPhone models that third-party companies can already unlock Report: The FBI recently unlocked an iPhone 11 Pro with GrayKey, raising more doubts about the Pensacola case Apple's rack-mountable Mac Pro is now available for purchase for $6499 Back to the Mac 015: my Mac Pro setup and upgrades Pro Display XDR top features — amazing build quality and stunning view macOS beta hints at future 'Pro Mode' to boost performance on portable Macs Oprah cancels Apple TV+ documentary on sexual assault in the music industry, only one month after Apple announced it Apple TV+ takes home its first awards win, as Billy Crudup named Best Supporting Actor at the Critics Choice Awards Apple TV+ seals multi-year content deal with 'Little America' co-creator 'Beastie Boys Story' doc from Spike Jonze coming to Apple TV+ in April after IMAX debut Apple TV+ originals ‘Home’ and ‘Central Park’ debuting at SXSW in March Apple TV+ planning first theatrical movie release with ‘The Banker’ after delay over controversy Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
Apple wins CES with AirPods emoji, Global Privacy Senior Director Jane Horvath talks privacy on behalf of Apple, PopSocket now works with wireless charging, HomeKit advances in 2020, Apple marks a new era of Services, iPhone 11 has a new Night mode photo contest this month, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or through our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes are released every Friday. Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9to5Mac Happy Hour to save 20% off your first year! Sponsored by Capterra: Visit Capterra.com/HappyHour today and join the millions of people who use Capterra each month. Sponsored by Hyper: Our CES 2020 coverage partner — get an exclusive sneak peek at the new heavy duty Hyper USB-C hubs here. Stories we discuss in this episode: AirPods can now be engraved with select emoji as Apple refreshes exclusive font Apple returns to CES for privacy roundtable alongside Facebook and others You can now use a Popsocket + wirelessly charge your iPhone Pioneer’s 2020 Wireless CarPlay lineup includes a premium 10.1-inch floating receiver for your old car Eve Cam indoor camera with support for HomeKit Secure Video Lutron expands HomeKit-compatible Caséta line with new motion sensor and repeater IKEA Tradfri smart blinds finally rolling out support for Apple HomeKit Hands on with IKEA's smart blinds and HomeKit Best iPhone Night mode photos – submit yours to Apple Apple wins Christmas: iPhone claims top 9 spots for mobile device activations in the US Apple announces new single-day record for App Store purchases: $386 million spent on New Year's Day Analyst: Apple to launch sub-6GHz 5G iPhones this year, but faster mmWave 5G iPhones delayed until 2021 Ricky Gervais praised ‘The Morning Show’ in front of Tim Cook ... then roasted Apple's ‘sweatshops in China’ Apple TV+ to close out Television Critics Association Press Tour with presentation on January 19 New trailer for Apple TV+ comedy ‘Mythic Quest’ teases ‘Always Sunny’ star Rob McElhenney as outlandish creative director LG bringing Apple TV app to 2018 and newer TVs this year Covering a SpaceX rocket launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center with the iPhone 11 Pro Max Defining the decade: ten years of Apple on one page 'Front and Center' brings classic Mac window management to macOS Catalina ‎Doomsday Vault on the Mac App Store Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
Benjamin and Zac kick off 2020 with rumors about a Product (RED) Apple Watch Series 5, new perks for Apple Store staff, the first Made for iPhone external flash, HBO's former chief signing an exclusive deal with Apple TV+, Apple's surprise agreement with Imagination Technologies, and the latest iPad Pro and iPhone 12 rumors. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes are released every Friday. Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR and get $50 OFF toward your first job post! Stories we discuss in this episode: (RED) Apple Watch found in Apple database, could arrive next spring 9to5Mac Watch Time episode 12: Gregory McFadden on losing 100 pounds with Apple Watch Apple Watchcast appearance Apple Store employees to get Apple Music, TV+, and Arcade for free Apple introduces specs for photography strobe accessories that augment iPhone 11’s flash First MFi-certified LED flash for iPhone 11 photography now available [U] Former HBO boss officially inks five-year exclusive production deal with Apple TV+ Apple restores Imagination GPU chip agreement after public dispute and employee poaching Renders based on claimed design leaks show 2020 iPads with triple rear cameras First supposed case designs of iPhone 12 hit the web, shows flat sides like iPhone 4 TSMC will reportedly start production of A14 chip for this year's iPhones in Q2, new 5 nanometer process iPhone 9: Latest sketchy report suggests two different models Notchless iPhone could be top-end 2020 model – report iPhone capacitor supplier looks forward to strong 2020 with upcoming 5G demand Upgrade for 5G? More than a third of iPhone owners may do so. Chinese-made OLED screens in 2020 iPhones, says report Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
Christmas week has arrived and so has the end of the decade. Benjamin and Zac walk down memory lane to recall their first Apple products including iPhone and Mac. The duo also explores the biggest Apple stories of the decade from each decade. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Stitcher Google Play Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss a wide range of topics including Apple Podcasts, Arcade, News, and more service news, the latest iOS beta software updates, more Mac Pro and Apple Pro Display XDR details, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR and get $50 OFF toward your first job post! Sponsored by Hyper: Get 25% off sitewide at Hyper with our exclusive promo code HOLIDAY25 for a limited time. Stories we discuss in this episode: ‎BlueHeart: Bluetooth HeartRate on the App Store Smart home security: Apple, others, working on open standard You can now ask Alexa to play Apple Podcasts on Amazon Echo speakers Apple Arcade annual subscription now available, 2 months free Apple News confirms ABC News partnership for presidential election coverage Where to watch Apple TV+: iPhone, iPad, Mac, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, smart TVs, and more Five-part Apple TV+ docuseries 'Visible' to explore LGBTQ  movement and television in February Apple TV+ announces Mythic Quest comedy series, all episodes available on February 7 MusicBot leverages the power of Shortcuts to enhance Apple Music, AirPlay 2, and HomePods Apple releasing first public beta of iOS 13.3.1 today Apple’s ‘Assembled in USA’ Mac Pro is made in China for international customers Apple Pro Display XDR works with iMac Pro, but with limitations iPad Pro and 12-inch MacBook compatibility with Apple Pro Display XDR tested in new video review iPhone 11 Pro Max Smart Battery Case enhances the camera, but the battery may not be necessary Apple Watch 'Ring in the New Year' Activity Challenge returning in January after missing 2019 Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Stitcher Google Play Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
Benjamin and Zac reflect on the Apple TV Siri remote, the first round of award nominations for TV+, what's new in iOS 13.3 and other software updates, the launch of the 2019 Mac Pro, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Defense: Get 20% off the Defense Shield case lineup for iPhone 11 models and the Defense Duo Qi Wireless charger for a limited time. Sponsored by Bitsbox: A crazy-fun subscription box that teaches kids how to code — save $25 with promo code HAPPYHOUR. Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9to5Mac Happy Hour to save 20% off your first year! Stories we discuss in this episode: Swiss cable company offering alternative remote to control Apple TV, like Apple's own IR remote Winners & Nominees 2020 | Golden Globes Apple's 'The Morning Show' gets nominated for multiple Golden Globes awards, including best TV series Apple TV+ sets January premier for 'Little America' anthology, renews for season 2 Apple releases iOS 13.3, watchOS 6.1.1, and tvOS 13.3, here's what's new [U: HomePod] Apple releases macOS Catalina 10.15.2 with iTunes Remote for Music and TV apps Apple News launches daily email newsletter Apple News co-hosting its first presidential debate between Democrats in February Apple preparing new ‘Powerbeats4’ headphones with 'Hey Siri'- 9to5Mac Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR now available to order from Apple Online Store Apple's new Mac Pro maxes out at over $50,000, and higher specs are coming Mac Pro fans: randomization and tire tech controls the noise Apple warns customers not to clean special Pro Display XDR with non-Apple polishing cloth Where to use or buy GymKit workout equipment with Apple Watch Mac Power Users #514: Apple is Listening — The 2019 Mac Pro, with Thomas Grove Carter - Relay FM Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Stitcher Google Play Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
iPhone 11 has a privacy concern, Ming-Chi Kuo forecasts a whole new wave of iPhone releases with major changes, Zac takes the Apple Watch Series 5's always-on display for a half marathon, Zac and Benjamin talk more about the 16-inch MacBook Pro, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by ExpressVPN: Take back your Internet privacy today and get 3 months free with a 1-year package at ExpressVPN.com/HappyHour. Sponsored by Capterra: Visit Capterra.com/HappyHour today and join the millions of people who use Capterra each month. Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR and get $50 OFF toward your first job post! Stories we discuss in this episode: Apple responds to iPhone 11 Pro location sharing controversy, iOS update will add new toggle Kuo: Four new OLED iPhones in 2020, iPhone without Lightning port in 2021 16-inch MacBook Pro review — a great keyboard is just the start [Video] Peloton launches official Apple Watch app for viewing workout data Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Stitcher Google Play Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
Apple's annual special holiday ad is out alongside Black Friday through Cyber Monday promotions, Benjamin and Zac take a retrospective look at Group FaceTime and how it's perfect for the holidays, the prospect an using a cellular Apple Watch with kids, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Bitsbox: A crazy-fun subscription box that teaches kids how to code — save $25 with promo code HAPPYHOUR. Sponsored by Hyper: Get early access to HYPER's Black Friday Sale using code HYPER30 for 30% off site wide. Stories we discuss in this episode: Apple reportedly cancelling first theatrical movie debut and TV+ release after pulling from film festival The Banker — Official Trailer | Apple TV+ Apple’s new ‘Make Someone’s Holiday’ ad uses the iPad to create a moment out of memories Apple announces its Black Friday deals: up to $200 Apple Store gift card with device purchase Use FaceTime on your Mac - Apple Support 16-inch MacBook Pro top features - a bonafide return to form Apple Card 3% cashback offer expands to Nike stores Here's how to tell when iPhone 11 camera is using Deep Fusion Smart Battery Case for iPhone 11 review Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Stitcher Google Play Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
Apple has a 'special event' dedicated to apps, the WWDC app has been rebranded, iPhone 11 has an all-new Smart Battery Case, Zac has hands-on experience with HomeKit Secure Video, and Apple TV+ has some unexpected movie drama. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Bitsbox: A crazy-fun subscription box that teaches kids how to code — save $25 with promo code HAPPYHOUR. Stories we discuss in this episode: Apple holding 'special event' for December 2nd in New York City Apple renames WWDC app to "Apple Developer", adds new features Apple releases new Smart Battery Cases for iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro Bloomberg: Apple is changing the way it tests software following iOS 13's buggy debut, new process starts with iOS 14 Logitech now rolling out HomeKit Secure Video support to Circle 2 Wired camera Using HomeKit Secure Video in iOS 13.2 with Logitech Circle 2 cameras HomeKit Secure Video is a privacy win, but expect some missing features for now site:9to5mac.com theater mode [Update: Officially announced with full specs] Netatmo’s upcoming HomeKit video doorbell features microSD card slot for no-cost recording, more Netatmo Weather Station now supports HomeKit: air quality, humidity, temperature and CO2 sensors Hands-on: Netatmo Weather Station combines indoor and outside sensors with excellent HomeKit integration Apple wants to premiere Apple TV+ films in movie theaters weeks ahead of their streaming release Apple TV+ Plus Guide: Here's all the Apple TV shows and movies available now Apple cancels premiere of 'The Banker' original film starring Samuel L. Jackson over 'concerns' [U] HomeKit Weekly: Hyperlocal temperature and humidity with Siri and the Home app afi festival Apple TV Channels to add support for CBS All Access subscriptions next week CBS All Access now available through Apple TV Channels 9to5Mac Watch Time podcast Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Stitcher Google Play Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
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