Google Chrome Will Support Dark Mode in macOS Mojave by Early 2019

Google released Chrome 71 earlier this week, but the latest version of the web browser still lacks support for Dark Mode on macOS Mojave. Fortunately, it appears that will change by early next year.
Dark Mode in Canary, a developer build of Chrome

As mentioned on Reddit, a Google developer recently submitted a code change that implements system-level Dark Mode in Chromium, the open source web browser that serves as the foundation of Chrome. The code change …περισσότερα

Apple Celebrates Holiday Spirit With Live Performance of ‘Let It Go’ by Award-Winning Singer Idina Menzel

Apple celebrated the holiday season today with a live performance by award-winning singer Idina Menzel, who sang a handful of songs from the Disney animated film Frozen, including the soundtrack Let It Go.
A big thank-you from our Apple family to the phenomenally talented @idinamenzel. Your voice is a gift — thank you for sharing it with us. What a wonderful way to celebrate the holidays! ☃️ pic.twitter.com/nc9SOpVmMj— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) December 8, 2018

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Apple Expected to Release iPhone XS Battery Case Soon, Possibly iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR Versions Too

Apple appears to be readying the release of a new Smart Battery Case for the iPhone XS, and possibly versions for the iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR too, based on information uncovered by 9to5Mac’s Guilherme Rambo.

Rambo uncovered references to three model identifiers for the case in iOS code, including A2070, A2071 and A2171, suggesting that Apple could release the case in three different sizes for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. …περισσότερα

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Vector Robot From Anki

For this week’s giveaway, we’ve teamed up with Anki to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win one of the company’s adorable little Vector robots, which designed to be a personal robot companions that are fun for the whole family.

Vector is an autonomous, cloud-connected robot that’s eager to entertain, interact with you, and answer questions on a range of topics with the «Hey Vector» trigger word, much like Siri, Cortana, or Alexa.

Priced at $249.99, Vector …περισσότερα

Elago’s New ‘W5 Stand’ Turns Your Apple Watch Into an Original Nintendo Game Boy

Last year, accessory company Elago launched the W3 Charging Stand for Apple Watch, which turned Apple’s modern wearable into a classic Macintosh. This week, Elago announced the latest iteration of its classic stand lineup, this one called the Elago W5 Stand, modeled after the original Nintendo Game Boy.

The stand works with all Apple Watch models, is compatible with Nightstand Mode, and includes a cutout to place your inductive puck charger (not included) into the stand. …περισσότερα

Apple Begins Selling New Beddit 3.5 Sleep Monitor

Apple today began selling a new Beddit sleep monitor identified as model 3.5 after receiving FCC approval for the product earlier this week.

The new version looks similar to the previous Beddit 3 sleep monitor, so we’ll have to dive deeper and see if there are any major differences.

The new version is also listed on Beddit’s website.

More details to follow…
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Bluesound’s Generation 2i Speakers and Home Theater Systems to Receive AirPlay 2 Update on December 11

Bluesound today announced that its Generation 2i line of high-fidelity wireless speakers and home theater systems will each receive a software update on December 11 that will enable AirPlay 2, including the Pulse 2i, Pulse Mini 2i, Pulse Flex 2i, Pulse Soundbar 2i, Node 2i, Powernode 2i, and Vault 2i.

With the AirPlay 2 update, multi-room audio playback will be possible between multiple Generation 2i speakers or systems and other AirPlay 2-enabled devices, including the HomePod, …περισσότερα

Apple Has Reportedly Acquired British Startup ‘Platoon’ Focused on Discovering Up-and-Coming Music Artists

Apple has acquired Platoon, a London-based A&R startup focused on discovering rising music artists, according to Music Business Worldwide.

Platoon was founded in 2016 by Saul Klein, co-founder of defunct British video-on-demand service LoveFilm, and Denzyl Feigelson, who is a 40-year music industry veteran and has been advisor to Apple about matters related to iTunes and later Apple Music since 2003, according to his LinkedIn profile.

The startup reportedly worked with California singer Billie Eilish before she …περισσότερα

DxOMark: iPhone XR is ‘Best Single-Cam Smartphone We’ve Tested’

DxOMark today published the results of its in-depth analysis of the iPhone XR’s single-lens rear camera. Apple’s flagship smartphone achieved an overall score of 101 points, surpassing Google’s Pixel 2 to make it the top-ranked single lens phone in the site’s rankings.

In its testing, DxOMark found the iPhone XR to offer «a very similar proposition for image quality as the flagship iPhone XS Max,» across key photo attributes like exposure, color, detail, noise, and …περισσότερα

O2 and Ericsson Apologize After 4G Service Outage Affects Millions of Smartphones

Cellular network operator O2 on Friday said its data networks had been restored after millions of smartphones across the UK and Japan were taken offline yesterday (via BBC).

A statement on its website said the 4G network was finally working again, after having been affected from about 05:30 GMT on Thursday.

Earlier, mobile network equipment supplier Ericsson said that an expired certificate was the reason behind the outage, which also created problems in several other countries. …περισσότερα