Music and more to help you get through our social distancing.
What you need to know
Apple Music has released a new featured collection called ”Come Together”.
The collection was made to ”help you get through our social distancing.”
It is available now to Apple Music subscribers in the U.S. and is expanding globally this week.
Last week, Apple Music launched a personalized playlist called the ”Get Up! Mix” to give its subscribers a constantly updated playlist of upbeat music from their favorite artists. This week, the service is rolling out a new featured collection called ”Come Together” that is filled with music, music videos, and radio shows to ”help you get through our social distancing.”
The collection features a number of different sections that are made to uplift you, motivate you to work out at home, relax, focus on work, or have some fun with the family. There is also a video playlist section if you feel like binging out music videos instead of Netflix, as well as some …read more
We may be only days away from an iPhone 9 announcement.
What you need to know
The iPhone 9 may be announced as soon as this week.
iPhone 9 cases are already showing up at Best Buy stores.
Employees are being instructed that the cases can be sold starting April 5th.
The iPhone 9 has long been rumored to be released this spring and was most likely going to be announced at the March event that Apple had to cancel due to coronavirus concerns. Many speculated that the phone may be delayed indefinitely, but recent developments at retailers like Best Buy indicate we may in store for a release sooner than we thought.
As reported by 9to5Mac, Best Buy stores have begun to receive phone cases for the unannounced iPhone. One case from Urban Armor Gear is described as being designed for the ”New iPhone 4.7″, 2020”. Employees at the stores are currently being instructed to keep the cases out of inventory until April 5th, spelling a potential sell date as early as this Sunday.
This could p…read more
Working from home is not stopping Apple from moving forward.
What you need to know
Apple is still planning on releasing a number of products this year.
A new MacBook Pro, Apple TV, HomePod, and more are expected in 2020.
The company is adapting to its remote work environment.
While many of Apple’s corporate employees have been working from home as part of the company’s efforts to protect its people from the novel coronavirus, it has not stopped the company from moving forward on a number of new generations of its products.
A new report from Bloomberg details that, while the shift to remote work has not been easy, it has not stopped progress on new devices. According to the report, Apple is still planning on releasing new versions of the HomePod, Apple TV, Macbook Pro, iPad, Apple Watch, iMac, and iPhone by the end of this year.
”The company is working on new versions of the HomePod speaker, Apple TV set-top box, MacBook Pro, budget iPads, Apple Watch and iMac for as early a…read more
Kids are going to track their Move goal their own way now.
What you need to know
A new Kids mode is coming to Apple Watch in watchOS 7.
Activity rings are being updated to track active minutes instead of active calories.
The new feature is expected to be announced at WWDC in June.
The Activity rings on Apple Watch have always been a way to stay motivated every day. In Apple’s upcoming watchOS 7 update, it sounds like they are about to get even better for kids.
Reported by 9to5Mac, code found within iOS 14 points to a new Kids mode on Apple Watch that will change how kids close their rings.
The Activity rings currently track your Move, Exercise, and Stand goals to help you live a more active day.
”Three rings: Move, Exercise, Stand. One goal: Close them every day. It’s such a simple and fun way to live a healthier day that you’ll want to do it all the time. That’s the idea behind the Activity app on Apple Watch.”
The red Activity ring currently tracks your active calories…read more
When you wish upon a star…
In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you’ve probably seen rainy weather, or balloons floating across the sky carrying presents, but there’s something else you might want to watch the skies for: meteor showers! If you’re lucky enough to wish upon a shooting star, your island will be blessed with star fragments, and we here at iMore have all the details!
What are shooting stars in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?
Much like in real life, shooting stars are meteors – pieces of asteroids or comets that have broken off and burn up as they enter the astmosphere. In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, these meteor showers last for several hours, nine hours to be precise. From 7 PM until 4 AM, hundreds of shooting stars will cross the skies in your island, but only on especially clear nights. Fortunately, if you’re talking with your villagers daily, they will let you know when a meteor shower is going to happen. Then just follow these easy steps:
Pick a nice spot w…read more
While you’re bored and stuck inside over the next few weeks, there are plenty of great ways to put your extra free time to good use. If there was ever a topic you wanted to learn more about, now’s one of the best times to get started.
With StackSkills Unlimited, you can gain lifetime access to over 1,000 courses that you’ll be able to use and learn from whenever you’d like, and thanks to a limited time sale at the Android Central Digital Offers store, the subscription is down to just $59 right now. That saves you nearly $250, though there’s not much time left as this deal is only set to last through tomorrow.
StackSkills will help you master some of the most in-demand skills you could have these days. That will be extremely helpful once it’s safe to go back out in the world again, and you might even be able to put some to use while you’re stuck at home. StackSkills can teach you important skills in IT, graphic design, finance, business, marketing, web design, and so much more, and …read more
Whatever you and yours are into, there’s an app for that on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV.
With the world sheltering in place right now, we’re all trying to figure out what to do to pass the time. Movies, TV, games, workouts, reading … it’s like we just got that extra few hours in the day we’ve always wanted because we’re stuck inside. Apple’s team behind the curtain has been busily building up recommendations for great content you can find to help pass the time while you’re practicing social distancing. Here’s just some of the great curated content Apple is recommending for the whole family.
TV+ for kids
The TV app has a dedicated page for families looking for TV content for kids. Kids can ”Pick Your Pals” by choosing such topics as Frozen, Snoopy, Mickey Mouse, Doc McStuffins, SpongeBob SquarePants, and more.
$5 per month at Apple
100% exclusive content for the price of a cup of coffee.
With TV+, you can watch well-produced, big-budget TV s…read more
Netflix Party takes movie night with friends online for when you can’t be there in person.
Whether you’re taking a break while working from home or having a night in while digitally hanging out with friends, Netflix Party is a great tool to keep you in touch while also keeping you on your couch. It’s a Chrome extension that lets you share a movie or TV episode with your friends through a special link so you can all watch it at the same time.
After starting Netflix Party, a chat window opens to the side of the video in your browser, letting you and your friends chat while the video plays. It’s a great way to both keep in touch and watch something together when circumstances keep you from doing so in person.
Here’s what you need to know about setting up and using Netflix Party.
How to install Netflix Party
Netflix Party is a browser extension for Google Chrome and other Chromium-based browsers like Brave and Microsoft Edge. You’ll need to install one of those browsers to use it. F…read more
Inviting new villagers to your island just got a lot easier.
If you’re like me, then you have an adorable set of Animal Crossing amiibo figures as well as Animal Crossing amiibo cards sitting around your house somewhere. Each figure or card can bring a specific villager to the game either for a photoshoot or so that you can invite them to become a permanent resident. Considering that there are over 400 villagers, amiibo are very helpful in that they allow you to invite specific villagers to your island instead of letting the game to choose them at random.
If you’ve been playing the game for a while and still haven’t found out how to use amiibo, that’s because they can only get used once amiibo functionality has been unlocked within the game. On this page, we’ll explain how to unlock amiibo functionality, what amiibo do in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and also explain how to use them.
The amiibo figures vs. the amiibo cards
How to unlock amiibo functionality
Try a new way of shopping by ordering your groceries online from Target.
With so many people starting to work from home, many are facing major changes to their usual routines. Others are taking the time to explore other ways to complete their weekly tasks that don’t involve leaving the house, including shopping for groceries.
Target, for instance, allows shoppers to order their groceries online. You can choose to pick them up, either in-store or curbside, or to have them delivered directly to your home. You can place your orders directly into Target’s mobile app, which is probably the best way for most people to go about the processes.
How to add a delivery address to your Target account
If you want to receive your groceries from Target via same-day delivery, you’re going to need to associate your address with your Target account.
Open Target on your iPhone or iPad.
Tap your name to open the account tab.
Tap Add shipping address.
Enter your address in the field…