It took nearly two months following the on-sale date for the iPhone XR, but Apple’s highly anticipated clear case for the colorful device is now available. We’re not entirely sure what the delay was in launching it, and it’s currently the only first-party case available for the iPhone XR, so we went hands-on with the new case to see how it stacks up. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos….

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…

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)…

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…

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…

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…

Apple today released the watchOS 5.1.2 update to the public, and the update implements a much-anticipated ECG feature for all Apple Watch Series 4 users in the United States. Following the launch of the new update, we installed the software and went hands-on with the ECG function to see just how it works. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. An ECG, or electrocardiogram, is designed to measure the electrical…

Apple today released watchOS 5.1.2, which enables the ECG app on Apple Watch Series 4 models. However, as Apple made clear, the ECG app is currently only available in the United States and its territories of Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, preventing it from being used internationally at this time. Many software features on Apple devices are initially limited to the United States, but international users have often been…

Apple is reportedly in negotiations to purchase the rights to Israeli drama series “Nevelot” (or, “Bastards”), which is described as a violent and mature drama series (via CNBC). Richard Gere could star in the adaptation, which is being written and created by “Homeland” creator Howard Gordon and “Law and Order: SVU” showrunner Warren Leight. Image via Variety / Rex Features Apple is said to be in a bidding war with Showtime, FX,…

Bang & Olufsen over the past week has added AirPlay 2 support to more of its speakers, including the BeoPlay A9 and BeoPlay M5. BeoPlay M5 speaker in AirPlay Picker via Brad Thomas This follows the addition of AirPlay 2 to the BeoPlay M3, BeoSound 1 and 2, BeoSound Core, and BeoSound Shape earlier in November, to be followed by the BeoPlay A6, BeoSound Essence, and BeoSound 35 by the end of…