Following the release of iOS 13.3.1 on January 28, Apple has stopped signing iOS 13.3, which means downgrading to that version of iOS is no longer possible. iOS 13.3 was a major update that included Communication Limits for Screen Time, support for NFC, USB, and Lightning FIDO2-compliant security keys in Safari, and more. Apple routinely stops signing older versions of software updates after new releases come out in order to encourage customers…

Darkroom today announced that it has switched to a subscription-based business model for new users, with pricing set at $3.99 per month or $19.99 per year. A one-time $49.99 purchase option is also available. A subscription provides access to all of Darkroom’s filters and tools, plus any new features added later. In a blog post explaining the move, Darkroom says existing users will continue to have access to all of the app’s…

Microsoft in September introduced Project xCloud, a service designed to allow gamers to play games on any device, from PCs to consoles to mobile devices. Project xCloud for mobile devices has been available on Android for a few months now, but as of today, Microsoft is expanding it to the iPhone and iPad through a limited TestFlight beta test. The Project xCloud beta test is available in the United States, UK, and…

Mobile World Congress, a major smartphone trade show event held each year in Barcelona, Spain, has been canceled in 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Mobile World Congress event in Spain is a huge trade show that’s important to the tech world because it’s where many device manufacturers announce new smartphones and other hardware. Apple doesn’t participate, but many other major brands make announcements at MWC. Starting in early February, multiple…

Apple is said to be working with supply chain partners in Taiwan on several upcoming products, including a so-called “AirPod Pro Lite,” according to DigiTimes. Other products mentioned include next-generation iPad, Apple Watch, and iMac models, all of which will be due for updates in the coming months, although some like the ‌iPad‌ and ‌Apple Watch‌ are unlikely to launch before September. The AirPod Pro Lite mention comes without further details, buried…

Samsung today announced a new slate of 2020 smartphones, debuting a range of devices that include the S20 5G, the S20+ 5G, the S20 Ultra 5G, and the most novel, the foldable Galaxy Z Flip. MacRumors videographer Dan was in attendance at Samsung’s Unpacked event in San Francisco, and he was able to spend some hands-on time with the new smartphones. Watch the video below for some close-up details and opinions on…

Antivirus software developer Malwarebytes today shared its State of Malware Report for 2020 [PDF], which suggests that Mac malware is growing much more common. For the first time ever, Macs outpaced Windows PCs in the number of threats detected per endpoint. Malwarebytes detected 11 threats per endpoint for its Mac users, compared to 5.8 for its Windows users. The Mac threats were up quite a bit from the 4.8 threats detected per…

Apple today sent out emails advertising its latest Apple Pay promo, which offers $15 off of an order of $30 or more in the 1-800-Flowers app or on 1800Flowers.com. To get the discount, customers need to make a purchase of $30 and then use ‌Apple Pay‌ when checking out. Input the promo code PAYFASTER to get the deal. Apple says that the promo code can’t be combined or used with other discounts…

A judge overseeing a lawsuit aiming to stop the merger between T-Mobile and Sprint is planning to rule in favor of allowing the deal to go forward, reports The New York Times. The FCC formally approved the merger between T-Mobile and Sprint in November 2019, but attorneys general from 13 states and the District of Columbia filed an antitrust lawsuit aiming to block it. The states argued that combining the two companies…

Apple is rumored to be working on a low-cost iPhone that could launch within the next few months, and as with any new imminent ‌iPhone‌ launch, case makers are already scrambling to get cases ready for the new devices. Case manufacturers often pre-design cases for new iPhones well in advance of when the devices launch, basing designs on rumors, leaked schematics, renders, and other details. Most often this information is accurate enough…