Apple begrudgingly allows EU customers to use rival app stores on iPhone

vrijdag 26 januari 2024 inThe Next Web (Mac algemeen)

Apple will allow EU-based users of its devices to download apps without going through its app store, as the tech giant reluctantly moves to comply with the bloc’s incoming Digital Markets Act (DMA).  Apple will also give iPhone and iPad users a rang…

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Apple store workers in France to strike during iPhone 15 launch

donderdag 21 september 2023 inThe Next Web (Mac algemeen)

Apple is having a rough time of it in France as of late. As if mandated updates to the iPhone 12 due to radiation concerns weren’t enough, Apple customers in the country may now struggle to get their mitts on the latest model when it’s released.  Fr…

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8 foolproof ways to clutter up your Mac

maandag 21 november 2022 inThe Next Web (Mac algemeen)

If there’s one thing I’ve learnt in this life, it’s that the more stuff you have, the better. If you have a higher number of things, basic math tells you that you have more money. And we all know that more money is better than less money. That’s why…

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An easy guide to ruining your MacBook’s battery

dinsdag 20 september 2022 inThe Next Web (Mac algemeen)

You’ve got a brand new MacBook? Perfect. Now’s the time for you to completely ruin its battery, to ensure it only lasts for minutes when you’re out and about. I mean, what’s the point in your laptop being portable? As far as I’m concerned, none. Tha…

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With iOS 16, Apple’s banishing CAPTCHAs to the underworld

dinsdag 21 juni 2022 inThe Next Web (Mac algemeen)

Know when you click on a link? And it takes you to a weird page? One that asks you to select all the motorcycles in a picture? Or to try and decipher some bizarre wiggly text that could well be an incantation to raise some sort of vengeful spirit? W…

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Oi, Apple! Here’s what you must do to make the HomePod a success

dinsdag 24 mei 2022 inThe Next Web (Mac algemeen)

Fans of Apple-powered smart devices, rejoice — it’s rumored there’ll be a new HomePod released either at the end of 2022, or the start of 2023. What’s currently unclear is whether this will be a direct replacement for the now-discontinued original H…

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Blessed be the Find My app, savior of my lost AirPods

donderdag 19 mei 2022 inThe Next Web (Mac algemeen)

The AirPods Pro weaseled their way into my life two years ago and haven’t let up since. I take Apple’s earbuds with me everywhere — and I love them dearly. But, today, I had a horrendous shock. I got up nice and early to go for a run (that #FitBoy l…

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If Apple embracing USB-C is great news, then why am I so sad?

maandag 16 mei 2022 inThe Next Web (Mac algemeen)

Friends, some excellent news: recent reports suggest Apple will ditch the Lightning port and embrace USB-C on its gadgets from next year. There’s a problem though. If this news is excellent (which I’m certain it is), then why do I feel so sad? Befor…

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Fitbit’s new heart monitoring algorithm reveals Google’s plan to dethrone the Apple Watch

dinsdag 12 april 2022 inThe Next Web (Mac algemeen)

Fitbit has just vaulted over a huge hurdle: it can now continuously monitor users’ heart rhythms. This was authorized by the US’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA) — and takes the wearable company a step closer to combating the Apple Watch. Google —…

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Apple’s rumored 15-inch MacBook Air is long overdue

dinsdag 29 maart 2022 inThe Next Web (Mac algemeen)

Some of the spiciest news to leave the Apple rumor mill this month tells us the company plans to release a 15-inch MacBook Air. Actually, it might not even be called a MacBook ‘Air,’ but it would at least offer a lighter and cheaper alternative to t…

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I have a theory about why Apple won’t release another router

dinsdag 22 maart 2022 inThe Next Web (Mac algemeen)

I miss Apple’s AirPort range. Back when I was taking my first forays into home networking, these wireless routers and extenders were a vital part of my setup. Yet, as per usual, good things couldn’t last. Back in 2018, Apple bowed out of the network…

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Why is Apple’s Studio Display basically a giant iPad?

dinsdag 22 maart 2022 inThe Next Web (Mac algemeen)

Much like the tiny-but-beastly Mac Studio, the Apple Studio Display is the type of device only Apple could make. No, I’m not talking about the fancy metallic design, 5K resolution, nor its sextuple speaker system. Nor am I even making fun of the $1,…

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We ranked the new iOS 15.4 features from best to worst

dinsdag 15 maart 2022 inThe Next Web (Mac algemeen)

It’s that time again, people! The long-awaited iOS 15.4 is finally here — and that means one thing and one thing only: it’s time to rank the new features soon to be on your iPhone. We’ve done this a few times before — whether that’s rating each iOS …

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I like the Apple Studio Display, but I’d love a $500 version

maandag 14 maart 2022 inThe Next Web (Mac algemeen)

It’s been almost a week and I’m still thinking about Apple’s Studio Display. This isn’t because I adore it (although I do), it’s because I’ve seen the light and I know what the company needs to do: release a $500 monitor called the Apple Display. I …

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AirTags are as dangerous as the society that surrounds them

maandag 28 februari 2022 inThe Next Web (Mac algemeen)

Apple has released another category-defining product — but not in the way it would’ve wanted. AirTags, the company’s cheap and cheerful tracking devices, have become the category’s foremost technology, yet their misuse has embroiled the company in s…

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You can select all your typed text by tapping thrice on iOS

maandag 21 februari 2022 inThe Next Web (Mac algemeen)

If all I know is that I don’t know anything, that means I actually know loads. Let me illustrate. I’ve been on iOS since the iPhone 4, meaning I’ve been using Apple’s mobile devices for around 12 years. On top of that, I’ve been covering and analyzi…

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Ranking the names of Apple’s operating systems from worst to best

maandag 14 februari 2022 inThe Next Web (Mac algemeen)

It’s not often Apple launches an entirely new operating system, but this year (or potentially the next) the company will do just that. Why? Because that’s when its long-awaited mixed reality headset is slated to be released. Until recently, the name…

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Apple’s ‘Tap to Pay’ feature shows how damn smart the company is

woensdag 9 februari 2022 inThe Next Web (Mac algemeen)

We all knew it, but Apple finally made it official: it will now allow businesses to accept card payments through iPhones. The company announced that, later this year, US merchants will be able to use its handsets as payment terminals. It refers to t…

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I’m praying that the new AirPods Max won’t have touch controls

maandag 7 februari 2022 inThe Next Web (Mac algemeen)

They say it’s a person’s flaws we fall in love with. That explains how I feel about the AirPods Max then. Apple’s over-ear headphones are one of the more intriguing products the company has released in recent years — and I’ve found them both wonderf…

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You can add your COVID vaccination certificate to the Apple Wallet… but should you?

maandag 31 januari 2022 inThe Next Web (Mac algemeen)

The modern world hurts my brain. Let’s take the news that Apple enables users to store their COVID vaccination certificates in the Wallet and Health apps as an example. When I first heard about it, I was pumped. Flashing my QR code to enter a restau…

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Apple might replace the notch with a cut-out — here’s what it should look like

donderdag 13 januari 2022 inThe Next Web (Mac algemeen)

I don’t know what to believe anymore. After the MacBook Pro was launched with a notch, it appeared that Apple was doubling down on the design feature. Effectively, the notch was now an integral part of Apple’s brand identity. But that might actually…

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