Monday June 7, 2021 12:44 pm PDT by Juli CloverThe macOS 12 Monterey and iPadOS 15 updates that Apple introduced today bring a key iPhone feature over
by Juli Clover
The macOS 12 Monterey and iPadOS 15 updates that Apple introduced today bring a key iPhone feature over to the Mac and iPad — Low Power Mode. On Apple’s Monterey page that breaks down all of the new updates, there’s a listing for Low Power Mode.
According to Apple, Low Power Mode on Mac reduces the system clock speed and the display brightness in order to extend your battery life even further. This means that if you’re doing less intensive tasks like watching videos or browsing the web, you can eke even more out of your Mac’s battery.
On the Mac, Low Power Mode is compatible with the MacBook (Early 2016 and later) and MacBook Pro (Early 2016 and later).
There is no mention of Low Power Mode on Apple’s iPadOS 15 page, but there is a Low Power Mode feature available after installing the update.
Wednesday May 5, 2021 1:14 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Astropad’s Luna Display accessory that’s able to turn an old iPad or Mac into a secondary display for a primary Mac was today updated with a new feature that’s designed to allow Mac-to-Mac mode to work over Ethernet and Thunderbolt.
The Luna Display is an alternative to Apple’s Sidecar, allowing an iPad to be used as a display for a Mac. Unlike Sidecar, it works with other Macs, so you can…
Friday May 21, 2021 10:44 am PDT by Juli Clover
Apple today added a new “Why Mac” explainer page to its main Apple.com website, which, as the name suggests, pitches reasons why customers should choose to buy a Mac.
The Mac is “easy to learn,” powerful, and equipped with tons of apps and free software updates.Easy to learn. Astoundingly powerful. And designed to let you work, play, and create in ways you never imagined. It’s the computer…
Tuesday June 1, 2021 5:50 am PDT by Sami Fathi
Following the release of iOS and iPadOS 14.6 last week, some users have taken to social media and online forums to note that their devices have been experiencing excessive battery drain since installing the software updates.
The Apple Support Community and MacRumors forums are riddled with posts from users stating their device now drains faster following the update. One user on the Apple…
Wednesday June 2, 2021 10:44 pm PDT by Sami Fathi
Apple plans to announce its long-rumored 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro with Apple silicon at WWDC, taking place in less than five days, according to Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives.
In a note to investors seen by MacRumors, Ives says alongside the normally expected announcement of new versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS, Apple is planning a “few surprises,” including the…
Apple is widely rumored to be planning new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, each with a mini-LED display and an improved iteration of the M1 chip. The notebooks are expected to feature a new design with a flatter top and bottom and more ports, including the return of an HDMI port, SD card slot, and a magnetic power cable. Rumors also suggest the Touch Bar will be retired in favor of…
Friday May 7, 2021 11:53 am PDT by Juli Clover
Apple has hired Stella Low as its new vice president of worldwide corporate communications, reports BuzzFeed News. Low was the former communications chief at Cisco, and will report directly to Apple CEO Tim Cook.
The role that Low is taking on at Apple has been empty for the last two years after PR chief Steve Dowling departed the company. Apple Fellow Phil Schiller has been handling the PR…
Friday May 28, 2021 10:58 am PDT by Juli Clover
For this week’s giveaway, we’ve teamed up with MAXOAK to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Bluetti AC200P 2000Wh Portable Power Station, a Bluetti AC50S 500Wh Portable Power Station, or a Bluetti AC30 300Wh Backup Battery, all of which are fantastic to have on hand for camping, RV use, off-grid living, power outages, emergencies, and more.
Priced at $1,599 after a $100 discount from…
Wednesday May 5, 2021 1:17 am PDT by Sami Fathi
Nearly two years following the release of iOS and iPadOS 13, which included native, built-in, and systemwide dark mode, Snapchat, one of the world’s most prominent social media networks, has finally rolled out a dark mode theme for iOS users.
Snapchat began testing a dark mode theme of its app design late last year with a small group of iOS users. Now, Snapchat says that as of this week, it…
Amazon today is offering the 512GB versions of the M1 MacBook Pro and M1 MacBook Air at all-time low prices. Starting with the M1 MacBook Air, you can get the 512GB model in Gold at $1,149.00, down from $1,249.00. This is a match of the lowest price we’ve ever tracked on this notebook, and it’s also being offered at B&H Photo.
Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with these vendors. When…