Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming watchOS 5.3 update to developers, just a couple of days after releasing watchOS 5.2.1, an update that expanded ECG availability and introduced new pride watch faces. Once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Apple Developer Center, the new watchOS beta can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General –> Software update. To…

Apple’s Smart Battery Case for iPhone XR is available for $102 from Amazon right now, a $27 discount off of the regular $129 price tag for the accessory. The discounted price is limited to the Smart Battery Case that comes in black, with the white color option still available for the regular price. There are also no discounts on the Smart Battery cases for the iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max. $102…

Apple CEO Tim Cook this afternoon encouraged his Twitter followers to check out the new Statue of Liberty augmented reality app for iOS, which was conceptualized by Diane von Fürstenberg to celebrate the launch of the Statue of Liberty Museum this Thursday. According to the Vogue article on the app, it was created by the Statue of Liberty Foundation and Yap Studio. Its creation took more than a year of scanning and…

OnePlus today unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 7 Pro, which offers an impressive feature set at a price that beats out flagship devices from other smartphone manufacturers, including Apple. We were able to go hands-on with the OnePlus 7 Pro at the OnePlus event this morning, so we thought we’d give MacRumors readers a look at the bezel-free display and pop-up camera, both of which are great smartphone features. Subscribe…

Facebook today announced that it is reintroducing the “View As Public” feature that’s designed to let you see your Facebook profile as a non-friend sees it, so you can double check that you’re not sharing information publicly that you don’t want to share. In addition, Facebook is adding an “Edit Public Details” button directly to your profile, which will make it easier to adjust what information about you is publicly visible. Today,…

WhatsApp today disclosed a vulnerability that allowed hackers to remotely install spyware on iOS and Android phones by exploiting a bug in the audio call feature of the app. The vulnerability let spyware be installed on a target device when a call was initiated regardless of whether the call was answered, according to TechCrunch. Hackers took advantage of this security flaw to install Israeli spyware called Pegasus from NSO Group, normally licensed…

Apple products have largely escaped the tariffs imposed on goods manufactured in China, but since earlier this year, Apple accessories like power adapters, cables, and cases have been subject to a 10 percent fee. As noted by The Verge, the United States on Friday raised import taxes from 10 percent to 25 percent, a tax increase that’s going to impact these Apple accessories. Thus far, Apple and its suppliers have absorbed the…

At the TRANSACT Conference in Las Vegas back in early May, Apple VP of Apple Pay Jennifer Bailey detailed some new Apple Pay features that Apple will be rolling out in the future. As noted by Scott Harkey and Steve Moser on Twitter, Bailey outlined support for new NFC stickers or tags that will trigger Apple Pay for a payment without needing to have an app installed. When you tap these stickers,…

Procreate Pocket 3 was released today, bringing several new features to the iPhone version of the acclaimed iPad illustration app. This latest version aims to bring the full artistic power of Procreate from your iPad to your pocket, with an overhaul of the user interface allowing the introduction of iPad app-originating tools, without taking the focus away from the canvas. To this end, Procreate’s QuickShape feature does away with the need for…

Apple’s colorful iPhone XR lineup comes in a total of six colors, offering plenty of options for users to choose one that best suits their preferences. This year’s successor to the iPhone XR will similarly be available in six colors, but Mac Otakara says Apple will be tweaking a couple of the options. Mac Otakara’s examples of expected 2019 iPhone XR colors According to the report, the 2019 iPhone XR will be…