Costco appears to have recently started selling subscriptions to Apple services at discounted yearly prices. On the Costco website, Costco members can purchase a subscription to Apple TV+, Apple News+, or Apple Arcade at a lower cost. ‌Apple Arcade‌ is available for $44.99, down from the standard yearly price of $49.99, and ‌Apple TV+‌ is also available at the same $44.99 price point. ‌Apple News‌+ is available for $89.99 for a year…

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming macOS Monterey 12.5 update to its public beta testing group, with the update coming one day after Apple provided the beta to developers. Public beta testers can download the ‌macOS Monterey‌ 12.5 update from the Software Update section of the System Preferences app after installing the proper profile from Apple’s beta software website. There’s no word yet on what new features or changes…

Apple today seeded the first betas of upcoming iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6 updates to public beta testers, with the new software coming one day after the release of the first developer beta. The iOS and iPadOS 15.6 betas can be downloaded over the air after the proper profile from Apple’s public beta testing website has been installed on an iPhone or iPad. There were no new features found in the developer…

Apple last week demonstrated its upcoming AR/VR headset to Apple board members, indicating that the device is in an advanced stage of development and could see a debut in the not too distant future, reports Bloomberg. Apple has also ramped up development of the software that runs on the headset, with that software expected to be called “RealityOS,” or rOS for short. Render via designer Ian Zelbo Work on a headworn AR/VR…

Apple CEO Tim Cook this week met with Vietnam Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh at the Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California, where the two reportedly discussed trade, investment, and finance. According to Vietnamese news site SGGP (via iMore), Chinh said that the Vietnamese Government wants to create a “fair, transparent, and market-based business environment” to enable U.S. firms and investors to gain ground in Vietnam. Vietnam has 31 companies that employ…

Apple today released an iTunes 12.12.4 update for Windows, with the new software adding several security fixes to address vulnerabilities. According to Apple’s security support document for the new Windows version of iTunes, it includes fixes for AppleGraphicsControl, ImageIO, Mobile Device Service, WebKit, and more. Apple did not mention that the exploits were found in the wild, but iTunes for Windows users should still update to the latest version when possible. There…

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming macOS Monterey 12.5 update to developers for testing purposes, with the new update coming two days after the release of macOS Monterey 12.4. Registered developers can download the beta through the Apple Developer Center and after the appropriate profile is installed, betas will be available through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences. There’s no word yet on what new features or changes…

Apple today seeded the first betas of upcoming iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6 updates to developers for testing purposes, with the new software coming two days after the launch of iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5. Developers can download iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6 through the Apple Developer Center or over the air after the proper profile has been installed on an iPhone or iPad. We don’t yet know what might be introduced…

Earlier this month, former Apple director of machine learning Ian Goodfellow made headlines when he resigned from his position due to Apple’s refusal to allow employees to continue to work remotely full time. Goodfellow has now found another company to work for, taking a position with DeepMind, a subsidiary of Alphabet, reports Bloomberg. DeepMind is a machine learning company Google purchased in 2014, and the company this week announced the launch of…

If you live in a family household, there’s a good chance that at some stage you’ve been disturbed by someone else’s alarm going off on their iPhone. If their phone is out of your reach and no one else is bothering to turn off the alarm, the disturbance can quickly become irritating, but if your own ‌iPhone‌ or iPad is nearby, there’s a handy trick you can use to silence that alarm…