About the Author

Filipe Espósito

@filipeesposito

Filipe Espósito is a Brazilian tech Journalist who started covering Apple news on iHelp BR with some exclusive scoops — including the reveal of the new Apple Watch Series 5 models in titanium and ceramic. He joined 9to5Mac to share even more tech news around the world.

He currently owns an iPhone 11 Pro Max, Apple Watch Series 4, iPad 9.7″, MacBook Pro 13″ with Touch Bar, AirPods (2nd Gen) and lots of older devices such as an iPhone 3G and even a Grape iMac G3.

December 13

Apple today released a new version of its iTunes Remote app for iOS, which has not been updated for more than a year. Version 4.5 of the app features Dark Mode and enhanced support for the new Music and TV apps included with macOS Catalina.

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December 11

Recently we covered an iPhone app that simulates the iPod interface. Although its creator wasn’t sure about releasing it yet due to the Apple review process, another developer came out ahead and managed to get a similar app approved in the App Store. Created by Louis Anslow, Rewound transforms your iPhone into an iPod Classic.

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Ecobee HomeKit Thermostat

December 10

Following the launch of iOS 13.3, watchOS 6.1.1, and tvOS 13.3, Apple today has released macOS Catalina 10.15.2. This update includes several improvements and bug fixes across the system, including some new features.

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Edison Mail is a popular email client known for its more efficient features for blocking spam and privacy concerns. Until now, the app only had versions for iOS and Android, and starting today, Edison Mail is also available for Mac users.

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December 5

The new 16-inch MacBook Pro was released last month with several enhancements, including the return of the scissor mechanism keyboard. Even so, it seems that it was not this time that Apple managed to deliver a new laptop without some random issue. This time, it appears that some users are having problems with the 16-inch MacBook Pro speakers.

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December 4

BMW began offering Apple’s CarPlay service on its cars in 2016. The German car maker decided to charge $300 to include the feature, which then turned into a $80-a-year subscription. After complaints from consumers, the company seems to have rethought its strategy on the availability of CarPlay, which now should no longer have any extra cost to users.

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December 3

Apple today announced its selection of best apps and games for 2019 after inviting developers and members of the press to a related special event in New York. The company follows the tradition of choosing apps for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV that stood out this year.

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December 2

Spotify launched earlier this year the new “Sleep Timer” feature, which stops the music playback after a specific time, but it was only available for the Android version of the app at the time. Starting today, Spotify for iOS will get access to the same functionality.

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November 29

Microsoft Remote Desktop is a service that allows users to access and use their computer through another device, such as an iPhone or iPad. The iOS app, which had been abandoned for over a year, was updated this week with several new features, including support for recently released Apple devices and also Dark Mode compatibility on iOS 13.

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November 25

Facebook today introduced Viewpoints, its new dedicated market research app that offers rewards for participating users who contribute in surveys and other tasks. That came a year after the company got involved in privacy scandals as a result of an alleged research app that collected data from users.

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November 21

WWDC and the next versions of Apple’s operating systems are still far away, but there are already some people making bets on how the new iOS and macOS should look in the future. This particular concept created by designer Kamer Avdan imagines what a redesigned “macOS 11” would look like if it was more similar to iPadOS in some respects.

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November 20

Apple today is releasing the third developer beta of iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3, following last week’s release of the second beta. The company is also running tests with macOS Catalina 10.15.2, watchOS 6.1.1, and tvOS 13.3.

Update: Apple has also released the third beta version of macOS Catalina 10.15.2, watchOS 6.1.1, and tvOS 13.3 for developers. iOS 13.3 public beta 3 is also being released today.

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November 19

Apple releases Boot Camp Assistant drivers for 16-inch MacBook Pro

Apple today released new Boot Camp Assistant drivers for the 16-inch MacBook Pro. These drivers are required for installing and running Windows on Macs.

Apple has already some softwares for Windows, such as iTunes and the iCloud Utility. But it may be that even more apps from Apple will be released soon for the Microsoft platform. First spotted by Neowin, Apple is looking for engineers to “build the next generation of media apps for Windows.”

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AirPods have become the favorite truly wireless earphones for many people, and this has put the product in the top-selling position in its category. According to a new report from Counterpoint Research, Apple’s AirPods still leads the wireless hearables segment, but the company has lost some space in the market with the competition steadily increasing.

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November 15

16-inch MacBook Pro supports up to two 6K external displays

Apple launched the new 16-inch MacBook Pro with several improvements aimed at professional users such as programmers, photographers, designers, and video editors. These users should be pleased to know that the new laptop is now able to work with up to two external 6K monitors simultaneously.

November 14

The new 16-inch MacBook Pro is finally here. It has thinner bezels, a scissor switch “Magic Keyboard,” an improved sound system, and better specs overall. But is that enough for users of the hitherto top-of-the-line 15-inch MacBook Pro to upgrade? Or, if you’re thinking about buying a new MacBook, is it worth investing in newly released models or buying the old one at a lower price?

Read on as we compare the latest 15-inch MacBook Pro vs. the new 16-inch model.

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November 13

Apple today has released the second developer beta of macOS Catalina 10.15.2, following yesterday’s release of the second beta of iOS 13.3, tvOS 13.3 and watchOS 6.1.1. Apple does not specify what’s new in the update, but it likely focuses on performance improvements, security updates, and bug fixes.

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Spotify has been working with podcasts for a number of years now, and they have been investing more and more in this area that Apple used to dominate. Spotify has spent millions of dollars to acquire original content and also improve their platform for users and creators.

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November 11

Developer and hacker Axi0mX announced back in September a new exploit called “checkm8” that offers the possibility to jailbreak almost every Apple A-series CPU up to A11 Bionic chip. Today they’re releasing Checkra1n, the first public jailbreak tool compatible with iPhone and iPad running iOS 13.

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