Apple is working to bring Music and Podcasts apps to the Microsoft Store, according to a report from 9to5Mac that cites unnamed sources. Apple is allegedly testing Music and Podcasts apps for Microsoft’s platforms in a private beta capacity at this time. There is no word on whether the apps will be compatible with Windows PCs or if they are being developed for Microsoft’s Xbox consoles. Apple in November released an Apple…

BMW today announced future plans to roll out Digital Key Plus, an enhanced version of Apple’s Car Keys feature that incorporates Ultra Wideband technology, enabling drivers to unlock and start their vehicle without needing to take their iPhone out of their pocket or bag. BMW says the feature will first launch in its new iX electric vehicle, slated to launch in Europe in late 2021 and in North America in early 2022….

Apple today sent out emails highlighting a new U.S. Apple Pay promotion, which will see Panera Bread offering four months of unlimited free coffee to those who sign up for a MyPanera+ Coffee subscription and use Apple Pay to check out. New subscribers who sign up for a MyPanera+ subscription by January 27, 2021 can get the first four months free. After that, the subscription is priced at $8.99 per month. Using…

CES 2021 is taking place digitally this year, and it hasn’t been as exciting as in past years because many vendors have opted out. That said, some companies are still showing off some interesting Apple-related accessories that are coming out this year and that will be of interest to Mac, iPad, and iPhone users. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Pioneer Wireless CarPlay Receiver Wireless CarPlay is catching on,…

Apple held talks with electric vehicle company Canoo in early 2020, according to a new report from The Verge. Apple and Canoo discussed several options from an investment to an acquisition as part of Apple’s efforts to further its electric vehicle project. Canoo has developed a scalable, modular electric vehicle platform that drew Apple’s interest. It is designed to support a range of vehicle applications for consumers and businesses, and as described…

We’ve compared the AirPods Max to several other competing sets of headphones from companies like Bose, Sennheiser, and Sony, but recently, the Drop + THX Panda Wireless Headphones have been getting some attention, so we thought we’d see how they measure up to Apple’s over-ear headphones. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Priced at $400, the Drop + THX Panda Wireless headphones are the first headphones that offer THX…

Home security company Arlo highlighted two upcoming products at CES this year, both of which received Smart Home awards at the event. The Essential Indoor camera and the Touchless Video Doorbell are both new product offerings that will be released in the coming months. The Essential Indoor camera is designed to let families choose when the camera monitors and records video through a “disarm mode.” In disarm mode, recording, motion, and audio…

Facebook is today rolling out an update for its “Access Your Information” tool to make it easier to use and to better explain how data is used, reports TechCrunch. “Access Your Information” provides a detailed look at the information about you that’s shared on Facebook. The updated version is organized into eight categories: Your Activity Across Facebook, Personal Information, Friends and Followers, Logged Information, Security and Login Information, Apps and Websites off…

If you run into trouble with your AirPods Max and need to get a replacement pair under warranty, it looks like the new set will be delivered without a refreshed set of ear cushions. A 9to5Mac reader sent in a pair of ‌AirPods Max‌ for repair due to an issue with the Digital Crown, and the replacement set that he received back did not include ear cushions. Apple instead expects users to…

Apple has scored the rights to an upcoming sci-fi comedy drama from Ben Stiller, Noah Hawley, and “Palm Springs” team Andy Samberg and Andy Siara, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Apple apparently won a bid for the show over the weekend, which is based on an original idea from “BoJack Horseman” creator and author Raphael Bob-Waksberg. The project is untitled as of yet. Andy Samberg will produce and star in the series,…