Apple Music is rolling out a small update to its latest weekly playlist, renaming the “Get Up! Mix” to simply “Workout Mix” (via MacStories‘ John Voorhees). Apple launched the “Get Up! Mix” in March 2020, boosting the weekly curated playlist count to five, including “Favorites Mix,” “Friends Mix,” “New Music Mix,” and “Chill Mix.”
The “Get Up! Mix” was built around curating a collection of songs to help Apple Music subscribers get up and move, so the switch to a direct “Workout Mix” makes sense. The new name appears to be rolling out slowly today.
Apple began a large-scale playlist rebranding in 2019, switching “The A-List: Dance” to “danceXL,” “The A-List: Hip-Hop” to “Rap Life,” “The A-List: Alternative” to “ALT CTRL,” and “Best of the Week” to “New Music Daily.” All of the playlists essentially stayed the same, but ditched “The A-List” moniker that had been around since Apple Music launched in 2015.
Apple Music received a few updates in iOS 14 this month, with a new “Listen Now” tab that highlights new playlists, albums, and artists that match your listening tastes. Apple Music playlists in the Listen Now section feature larger artwork that is also animated, and pressing the play, pause, next, and back buttons on the Now Playing screen in the app provides haptic feedback.
Friday September 25, 2020 1:58 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Earlier this week a proven leaker claimed that the iPhone 12 lineup would be named “iPhone 12 mini,” “iPhone 12,” “iPhone 12 Pro,” and “iPhone 12 Pro Max,” and today the same nomenclature has appeared again in a photo depicting alleged stickers from unreleased Silicone iPhone cases originating from Apple’s international distribution center in Ireland.
The photo shows three stickers with the…
Things started to calm down a bit this week following last week’s rush of media event, Apple Watch and iPad launches, and the release of iOS 14 and other operating updates. But that doesn’t mean there wasn’t still a lot of news, from digging deeper into iOS 14 to more iPhone 12 rumors to the uproar over trying to exchange band sizes on the new Apple Watch.
On top of all of that, we heard…
Thursday September 24, 2020 10:12 am PDT by Juli Clover
Apple today released iOS 14.0.1, the first update to the iOS 14 operating system that was released on September 16. Today’s update is a bug fix update addressing issues that weren’t able to be fixed in the initial iOS 14 launch.
The iOS 14.0.1 update is available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the new software, go to Settings > General > Software Update.
Thursday September 24, 2020 2:37 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Rumors suggest Apple’s upcoming iPhone 12 models will ship with a new Lightning to USB-C cable that includes a braided fabric design. Images of the purported cables were leaked in July, and today leaker Mr White has shared new images that give us a closer look at what we might get included in the iPhone 12 box.
The photos show a USB-C to Lightning cable with a clearly braided design rather…
Thursday September 24, 2020 1:53 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Microsoft will next year offer a new perpetual release of Microsoft Office for Mac and Windows that doesn’t require a subscription to use, according to the software giant (via Windows Central).
“Microsoft Office will also see a new perpetual release for both Windows and Mac, in the second half of 2021,” said Microsoft in a blog post announcing the next version of its Exchange server,…
YouTube channel Unbox Therapy has today shared a new video giving a closer look at Apple’s reusable face masks for corporate and retail employees.
Apple’s own face mask was designed by the company’s Engineering and Industrial Design teams amid the global health crisis for corporate and retail employees, and the boxes include Apple’s famous “Designed by Apple in California” text.
Friday September 25, 2020 11:58 am PDT by Juli Clover
Microsoft is testing a new version of its Xbox app that will let Xbox users play games remotely on their iPhones and iPads using streaming functionality. The new feature was rolled out to TestFlight users this morning.
The Xbox streaming option is distinct from Microsoft’s xCloud service, which it has been clashing with Apple over. xCloud is designed to stream games from Microsoft’s servers, …
Thursday September 24, 2020 10:32 am PDT by Juli Clover
Apple today released macOS Catalina 10.15.7, the latest update to the macOS Catalina software. macOS Catalina 10.15.7 fixes several major bugs that Mac users have been experiencing, and it comes a month after the latest macOS Catalina release.
The macOS Catalina 10.15.6 Supplemental Update can be downloaded from the Mac App Store using the Update feature in the System…
Saturday September 26, 2020 2:08 pm PDT by Arnold Kim
One of the new features that arrived in iOS 14 is called App Clips. App Clips is described by Apple to be a “small part of your app” that can be available to users at just the right moment.App Clips focus on finishing one task quickly. An ideal App Clip experience allows users to open and complete a task in seconds.
Instead of requiring an App Store download, they can be loaded and run via…
Wednesday September 23, 2020 11:51 am PDT by Juli Clover
Apple’s upcoming iPhone-centric event could perhaps be held on Tuesday, October 13, according to information shared with MacRumors by an employee at a UK cellular carrier.
There’s no way for us to confirm the dates at this point in time nor are we sure on the credibility of the source, but even without a rumor, Tuesday, October 13 is a good guess based on Apple’s historic launch timelines, …