Twitter today launched its Twitter Prototype Program and is accepting applications from people who want to beta test new Twitter features on iOS devices. Twitter’s tests will be done through a new app called Twttr rather than in the existing Twitter app. The first feature Twitter plans to test is a new design for conversations, which will make it easier to follow replies to an initial tweet. Twitter asks beta testing applicants…

Shazam, the song discovery app that’s now owned by Apple, received a minor bug fix update last week, which, according to AppFigures, removes all third-party SDKs. Shazam for iOS is no longer using ad networks, analytics trackers, or open-source utilities that had the potential to provide app usage data to third-party companies. Admob, Bolts, Doubleclick, FB Ads, FB Analytics, FB login, Inmobi, IAS, Moat, and Mopub SDKS were all eliminated in the…

macOS, the operating system that runs on Apple’s Macs, has tons of hidden shortcuts, keyboard commands, and features that have gone under the radar. In our latest video over on our YouTube channel, we dug deep into macOS and came up with a list of useful but lesser known tips and tricks. You might think you know everything there is to know about the Mac, but we bet there’s something new here…

Apple today released a white paper outlining its self-driving car testing procedures as required by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [PDF via CNET]. The short seven-page document is scant on details about Apple’s autonomous car project, but the company says that it is “excited about the potential of automated systems” in many areas, including transportation. Apple believes autonomous driving systems have the potential to “enhance the human experience” through road safety…

Apple today shared two new iPhone XS and iPhone XS tutorial videos on its YouTube channel, both of which are designed to highlight available features on the new devices. The first video is designed to teach users how to better use the search feature in the Photos app. You can search for people, places, and objects, such as food, cats, dogs, beaches, flowers, and more. There are thousands of different objects the…

Google’s “Keep” app for taking notes and making lists today expanded to the Apple Watch, allowing the app’s users to use the note taking and list making functionality right on their wrists. With Google Keep for Apple Watch, you can create new notes or reminder lists, pin items to lists, and check off items on existing lists. Google Keep, for those unfamiliar with the app, is designed to let users create, edit,…

Apple this morning released the third beta of iOS 12.2 to developers, and as with most early betas, the new software introduces refinements and user interface changes for various features. There are several minor tweaks, such as an update to the Apple News logo, along with more major updates that include a new Apple TV Remote design and multiple important bug fixes. We’ve outlined everything new in the third beta of iOS…

The third beta of iOS 12.2, released to developers this morning, includes a fix for the Group FaceTime bug, which also reenables Group FaceTime on devices running the iOS 12.2 beta. Apple addressed the Group FaceTime bug in the iOS 12.1.4 update released on February 7, but there has been no new iOS 12.2 beta until today, so the Group FaceTime feature has remained unavailable to iOS 12.2 users because the server…

Last night, we saw the release of a extensive research note from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who laid out his timeline for product releases from Apple in the coming year. MacRumors videographer Dan Barbera recaps Kuo’s predictions in this video which covers an extensive range of products including an all new 16″ MacBook Pro, 6K Apple Display and much more. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Kuo is well regarded…

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming macOS Mojave 10.14.4 update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after seeding the second macOS Mojave 10.14.4 beta and almost a month after releasing macOS Mojave 10.14.3. The new macOS Mojave 10.14.4 beta can be downloaded through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences after the proper profile has been installed from Apple’s Developer Center. macOS Mojave 10.14.4 brings Apple News to…