Podcast

9to5Mac Happy Hour

Happy Hour is a podcast hosted by Benjamin Mayo, Zac Hall and the staff of 9to5Mac discussing the latest in tech news.

Episodes

  • Apple Headset news heats up, iPad Pro redesign details

    Jan 21 2022

    Benjamin and Zac follow up with even more Apple headset rumors, discuss whether ProMotion will trickle down the iPhone lineup, new details about the 2022 iPad Pro redesign, and the App Store has a date with the Dutch authorities. Sponsored by New Relic: That next 9:00 p.m. call is just waiting to happen, get New Relic before it does! You can get access to the whole New Relic platform and 100GB of data free, forever – no credit card required. Sign up at NewRelic.com/happyhour. Sponsored by Better...more

  • iPhone 14 pill holes, Beddit discontinued, Apple-MLB rumors

    Jan 14 2022

    Benjamin and Zac mourn the loss of the (multiple) products Apple discontinued this week. Plus, there’s some funny rumors circling around the new look for the iPhone 14 notch, updates to Fitness+ and ‘serious talks’ about Apple acquiring some MLB broadcasting rights. Sponsored by Babbel: Purchase a three-month Babbel subscription and you'll get an additional three months for free! Just go to Babbel.com and use the promo code HappyHour. Sponsored by Zocdoc: Go to Zocdoc.com/happyhour and download ...more

  • CarPlay complications, Lossless AirPods Pro, Apple Watch 911

    Jan 07 2022

    Benjamin and Zac discuss the divisive new series of Apple Watch commercials, intriguing rumors about Lossless music coming to AirPods Pro 2 courtesy of Ming-Chi Kuo, and whether the iPhone 15 will lose the physical SIM card slot. Plus, Zac poses a mysterious CarPlay riddle (find out the answer at the end of the show). Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR. Sponsored by Headspace: You d...more

  • A look back at every Apple product from 2021

    Dec 31 2021

    Benjamin and Zac look back on all the Apple hardware releases in 2021, from the iPhone 13 to the long awaited release of the AirTags accessory, revamped iPad mini, the colorful M1 iMac, and the ultimate MacBook Pro update. Happy New Year! Sponsored by Prisoner Wine: Go to ThePrisonerWine.com/HAPPYHOUR for 20% off plus shipping included on your first purchase - get it in time for the Holidays. Sponsored by BetterHelp: As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at B...more

  • More Apple display rumors, macOS 12.2 features, Swift Playgrounds 4

    Dec 24 2021

    Apple’s return to work deadline is extended indefinitely. Meanwhile, Zac and Benjamin share some grievances about keyboard shortcuts and Live Text behavior. There’s also renewed rumors about a possible trio of Apple external displays coming soon and Swift Playgrounds 4 launches on iPadOS. Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9to5Mac Happy Hour to save 20% off your first year! Sponsored by Upstart: Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you...more

  • iOS 15.2 is out, Apple’s new Android app, Universal Control officially delayed

    Dec 17 2021

    iOS 15.2 is out with a bevy of interesting new features including the Apple Music Voice Plan and Legacy Contacts support. Apple launches a new app for Android this week in the form of the Tracker Detector for identifying nearby AirTags. Universal Control is officially delayed and the tvOS 15.2 has a few cool surprises inside. Plus, Zac has an update in the ongoing iCloud Photos saga. Sponsored by BetterHelp: As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at BetterHelp...more

  • iCloud Photos backups, keys in Apple Wallet, AR headset specs

    Dec 10 2021

    It’s storytime with Zac leading into a discussion about just how hard it can be to keep backups of iCloud Photos. Meanwhile, Apple avoids the Epic deadline, launches hotel keys in Apple Wallet and Ming-Chi Kuo releases some specs for the upcoming AR/VR Apple headset. Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9to5Mac Happy Hour to save 20% off your first year! Sponsored by ExpressVPN: Take back your Internet privacy today and get 3 months free with a 1-year package at E...more

  • Kuo thinks AR will replace the iPhone, Apple Watch notifications, Beats Fit Pro hands-on

    Dec 03 2021

    Apple celebrates the Best Apps of the Year but Apple Music Unwrapped remains non-existent. Zac and Benjamin discuss Ming Chi Kuo’s proclamation that Apple wants to replace the iPhone with AR within a decade, and discuss some possible improvements to how the iPhone handles mirroring notifications to the Apple Watch. Sponsored by Upstart: Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to Upstart.com/HAPPYHOUR. Sponsored by Prisoner Wine: Go to ThePrisonerWine.com/HAPPYHOUR ...more

  • Hands on with the new MacBook Pro, Apple Car back on the road and more

    Nov 25 2021

    Benjamin finally has time to share his hands-on thoughts with his new 16-inch MacBook Pro. Meanwhile, Apple reportedly has an aggressive timeline for its autonomous car project, and the company is suing the NSO Group for repeated state-sponsored iPhone spyware hacks. Happy Thanksgiving! Sponsored by Simply Mac: The Simply Mac Black Friday sale is on, offering savings of up to 50% on a whole range of Apple products and accessories – with child and adult Segway scooters thrown into the mix! Sponso...more

  • Apple’s self-service repair surprise, Twitter Blue, macro updates

    Nov 19 2021

    Mayo’s new laptop has arrived but he’s not quite ready to talk about it yet. Apple surprises everyone with the announcement of a new self-service repair program coming next year. Apple follows up on macro mode for iPhone 13 with much-welcomed refinements in iOS 15.2. And Twitter wants Services revenue, but also opens the floodgates for third-party clients to exist and — possibly — thrive. Sponsored by Overland: So don’t wait another day to slip into something way more comfortable. Get the best, ...more

  • iOS 15.2 features, AirPods 3 experience, Tim Cook talks crypto

    Nov 12 2021

    Benjamin is still waiting for his new laptop, but it’s getting closer. Meanwhile, every tech company in Silicon Valley is giving them away. Zac tries out the AirPods 3. Tim Cook provides some surprising opinions on cryptocurrency. And, Apple is trying to use Keynote decks as holiday card templates. Sponsored by DEVONtechnologies: Get a 10% discount on DEVONthink 3 or upgrades to it with the coupon code "9to5mac-2021” on the DEVONtechnologies website. Sponsored by Raycon: Get 15% off your order w...more

  • New 27-inch iMac Pro rumors, app sideloading, iPhone car crash detection

    Nov 05 2021

    This week on Happy Hour, Zac had a chance to see the new MacBook Pro in person. Benjamin is still waiting (impatiently) for his to arrive. We also have Apple Silicon iMac Pro rumors to discuss, and some App Store policy news with Craig Federighi giving his propaganda presentation on the perils of app sideloading at the Web Summit. Sponsored by BetterHelp: As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at BetterHelp.com/MacHappyHour. Sponsored by ExpressVPN: Take back ...more

  • SharePlay now available, Apple Watch Series 7 hands on, new MacBook Pro quirks

    Oct 29 2021

    This week on 9to5Mac, Zac and Ben discuss new additions with iOS 15.1 and macOS Monterey, Zac's thoughts on his new Apple Watch Series 7, and reviews of the new MacBook Pros. Sponsored by Ladder: Go to Ladder.com/HappyHour today to see if you're instantly approved. Sponsored by Notion: Go to Notion.so and use promo code HAPPYHOUR to get $250 off its annual team plan. That’s multiple months free for your growing team. Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9to5Mac Ha...more

  • New 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro unleashed at the October Apple event

    Oct 22 2021

    This week on Happy Hour, Benjamin and Zac break down everything that was announced at the October 2021 Apple event, including the bizarre Apple Music Voice Plan, new AirPods and HomePod mini colors. But the stars of the show are the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro sporting the latest-generation Apple Silicon chips. Sponsored by Upstart: Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to Upstart.com/HAPPYHOUR. Sponsored by Headspace: You deserve to feel happier, and Hea...more

  • New MacBook Pro expectations unleashed, Apple Watch Series 7 reviews

    Oct 15 2021

    Benjamin and Zac discuss the initial reaction to the Apple Watch Series 7, HomeKit announcements, some TV+ news, and — most importantly — get hyped for the new MacBook Pros coming at the ‘Unleashed’ Apple event next week. Sponsored by Totallee: Get 20% off totallee iPhone 13 cases and more with code SLEEK at totalleecase.com or (SLEEK20DEAL on Amazon). Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9to5Mac Happy Hour to save 20% off your first year! Sponsored by ExpressVPN:...more

  • Apple Watch goes on sale, Find My AirPods, iOS 15.1 beta 3

    Oct 08 2021

    This week on Happy Hour, Benjamin and Chance discuss this week’s Apple news including the latest antitrust case with the EU, the surprisingly fast availability of Apple Watch Series 7, new AirPods Find My features and a rumored roadmap for CarPlay. Plus, we cover what’s new in iOS 15.1 beta 3. Sponsored by MacUpdater: Keep all your software up-to-date effortlessly. Download MacUpdater at corecode.io/happyhour. Get 10% off by using HAPPYHOURQ3 at checkout. Sponsored by Raycon: Get 15% off your or...more

  • Hands-on with iPhone 13 Pro, new iPad mini impressions, iTunes DRM struggles

    Oct 02 2021

    This week on Happy Hour, Zac gives his thoughts after a week with the iPhone 13 Pro and trying a new iPad mini at Best Buy. There’s also some news about Apple TV+ and a ‘High Power Mode’ for Mac. Plus, Zac and Benjamin explore how antiquated DRM of the iTunes Store continue to rear its ugly head on the modern Apple experience. Sponsored by Western Digital: Get a special deal on the latest My Passport SSDs from WD in select configurations for a limited time. Sponsored by Upstart: Find out how Ups...more

  • iPhone 13 and iPad mini reviews, iOS 15 released, Epic trial conclusion

    Sep 24 2021

    This week on Happy Hour Zac and Benjamin break down the features and quirks revealed by the iPhone 13 reviews dropping, and consider the personal appeal of the new iPad mini. iOS 15 is here … and we catch up on the Epic Games lawsuit decision from a couple weeks ago. Sponsored by Notion: Go to Notion.so and use promo code HAPPYHOUR to get $250 off its annual team plan. That’s multiple months free for your growing team. Sponsored by Headspace: You deserve to feel happier, and Headspace is meditat...more

  • iPhone 13, iPad mini, and Apple Watch Series 7 first impressions

    Sep 17 2021

    This week on Happy Hour Zac and Benjamin break down all the announcements from the September Apple event, featuring the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro, Apple Watch Series 7 with larger display and the all-new iPad mini. Sponsored by Raycon: Get 15% off your order when you go to BuyRaycon.com/HappyHour. It's such a good deal you'll want to grab a pair and a spare. Sponsored by Decluttr: Trade-in your iPhone or other device with a 28 day price lock and get an extra 10%* cash back with code 9TO5MAC (*...more

  • iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7 and more September Apple event expectations

    Sep 11 2021

    This week on Happy Hour Benjamin and Zac discuss the latest leadership changes in the Apple Car teams, and get hyped for next week’s Apple event with last-minute rumor roundups for iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7 and more. California dreamin’. Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9to5Mac Happy Hour to save 20% off your first year! Sponsored by ExpressVPN: Take back your Internet privacy today and get 3 months free with a 1-year package at ExpressVPN.com/HappyHour....more

  • iPhone 13 satellite communication, Apple Watch production delays, App Store settlements

    Sep 03 2021

    This week on Happy Hour Benjamin and Zac break down the App Store settlements of the week, and the policy changes they have caused, as well as some fascinating rumors about the iPhone 13’s satellite communication abilities and the Apple Watch health sensor roadmap. Sponsored by Things: The award-winning to-do app for iPhone, iPad, and Mac — now with Markdown support! Sponsored by Notion: Go to Notion.so and use promo code HAPPYHOUR to get $250 off its annual team plan. That’s multiple months fre...more

  • Steve Jobs legacy, Apple Watch design changes, TestFlight on Mac

    Aug 27 2021

    This week on Happy Hour Zac and Benjamin take a retrospective tone this week, remembering the short-lived Cards app, the passing of Steve Jobs on the tenth anniversary of his retirement as CEO, all the incredible new features in iOS 15 beta 7, and the not-so-great-deal that is the Apple News Partner Program. Sponsored by Baseus: Get a special deal on the new Baseus 10,000mAh portable Mag-Safe charger and power bank with code 9TO5MACBASE. Sponsored by BetterHelp: As a listener, you’ll get 10% off...more

  • iOS 15 Safari design reverted, Apple Watch Series 7 rumors, SharePlay delay

    Aug 20 2021

    This week, Benjamin and Zac reflect on the design safari that was the iOS 15 beta period for Apple’s browser, as well as cover the features that won’t quite make the cut for the .0 release. Also, there are more Apple Watch Series 7 rumors, an update on Apple TV+ movie pipeline, and more. Sponsored by Headspace: You deserve to feel happier, and Headspace is meditation made simple. Go to Headspace.com/MAC for a one-month free trial. Sponsored by Raycon: Get 15% off your order when you go to BuyRay...more

  • iPhone 13 video features, Apple in the living room, more on iCloud Child Safety

    Aug 13 2021

    This week on Happy Hour, Benjamin and Zac follow up on the iCloud Child Safety backlash and look forward to the iPhone 13 with new reports from Bloomberg about expected new video and photo features. Plus, a wacky way to reset AirPods in iOS 15 and the state of Apple’s presence in the home. Sponsored by MacUpdater: Keep all your software up-to-date effortlessly. Download MacUpdater at corecode.io/happyhour. Get 10% off by using HAPPYHOURQ3 at checkout. Sponsored by ExpressVPN: Take back your Inte...more

  • Apple Store Online, iCloud Photos adds new protections for child safety, titanium iPhone 14

    Aug 06 2021

    This week on Happy Hour Benjamin and Chance break down this week’s news including the new child safety initiatives for Messages and iCloud Photos, the possibility of a titanium iPhone in future, surprise updates to the Mac Pro and speculating on its future, and the implications of SiriKit intent deprecation. Sponsored by ExpressVPN: Take back your Internet privacy today and get 3 months free with a 1-year package at ExpressVPN.com/HappyHour. Sponsored by Chargeasap: Get a special preorder deal o...more

  • Always-on display for iPhone 13, iOS 15 beta 4 Safari changes, new Pro Display XDR rumors

    Jul 30 2021

    This week on 9to5Mac Happy Hour Zac and Benjamin discuss the latest Apple hardware rumors including a new smart Apple external display, an always-on iPhone 13, and the proliferation of Face ID across Apple’s product line. This week also saw the latest round of changes to Safari in iOS 15 beta 4, and Apple’s quarterly earning results give some insight on the planned fall release cycle.  Sponsored by Zocdoc: Go to Zocdoc.com/happyhour and download the Zocdoc app to sign-up for free and book a top-...more

  • MagSafe battery pack hands-on, zero-click iPhone exploits, TV+ rumors

    Jul 23 2021

    This week on 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour Zac and Benjamin discuss the practicalities and inconveniences of of the MagSafe Battery Pack, the fears surrounding the Pegasus zero-click malware affecting iPhones around the world, and some new possible new services initiatives include TV+ live sports and Apple Pay Later financing. Sponsored by She's Birdie: Right now, She's Birdie is offering our listeners 15% off your first purchase when you tgo to ShesBirdie.com/HAPPYHOUR. Sponsored by BetterHelp: As a lis...more

  • Apple TV spatial audio, MagSafe battery pack, iOS 15 beta 3

    Jul 17 2021

    This week on 9to5Mac Happy Hour, Zac and Benjamin discuss the Spatial Audio and UI updates coming in tvOS 15, adapting to an iPadOS 15 lifestyle, the newly-announced MagSafe Battery Pack, and the latest changes to Safari in iOS 15 beta 3. Sponsored by MacUpdater: Keep all your software up-to-date effortlessly. Download MacUpdater at corecode.io/happyhour. Get 10% off by using HAPPYHOURQ3 at checkout. Sponsored by ALOGIC: Get 20% off the new ALOGIC DX2 and DX3 Docking Stations now for a limited t...more

  • iPadOS 15 productivity, state of Apple TV+, LiveWire review

    Jul 09 2021

    This week on Happy Hour 9to5Mac's Benjamin and Taylor assess the difference iPadOS 15 makes for iPad productivity, and tackle the state of Apple TV+. Plus, a bonus review of the LiveWire motorcycle. Sponsored by ExpressVPN: Take back your Internet privacy today and get 3 months free with a 1-year package at ExpressVPN.com/HappyHour. Sponsored by BetterHelp: As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at BetterHelp.com/MacHappyHour. Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit ...more

  • Big screen iPads, a decade of selfies, iOS 15 (public) beta 2

    Jul 02 2021

    This week on Happy Hour 9to5tMac’s Benjamin and Taylor discuss a bevy of recent iPad rumors, look back on a decade of the selfie, evaluate the new lineup of Apple Watch International bands, and discuss the new features and changes in iOS 15 beta 2. Sponsored by WALTR PRO for Mac: Make it easy to transfer virtually any file (in any format) to your iPhone, iPad, iPod, and now, HomePod. Get 30% off now. Sponsored by Headspace: You deserve to feel happier, and Headspace is meditation made simple. Go...more

  • Antitrust bills, Safari struggles, iPadOS 15 keyboard shortcuts

    Jun 25 2021

    This week on Happy Hour, 9to5Mac's Benjamin and Taylor give their thoughts on the redesigned Safari across iPhone, iPad, and Mac after a few weeks of getting accustomed to the new versions. There’s also a lot of antitrust regulatory news to cover … and iOS 15 beta 2 interrupts the show. Sponsored by Magic Spoon: Go to magicspoon.com/happyhour to grab a variety pack and try it today! Be sure to use code HAPPYHOUR at checkout. Sponsored by BetterHelp: As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first m...more

  • Spatial Audio, Beats Studio Buds, and Apple hardware rumors

    Jun 18 2021

    This week 9to5Mac's Benjamin and Zac discuss the long-awaited release of Apple Podcast Subscriptions, Spatial Audio in Apple Music, the new Beats Studio Buds, and rumors about upcoming new Apple devices. Sponsored by WALTR PRO for Mac: Make it easy to transfer virtually any file (in any format) to your iPhone, iPad, iPod and now, HomePod. Get 30% off now. Sponsored by BetterHelp: As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at BetterHelp.com/MacHappyHour. Sponsored ...more

  • iOS 15, watchOS 8, macOS Monterey and tvOS 15 impressions

    Jun 11 2021

    This week 9to5Mac's Benjamin and Zac break down everything that happened at this week’s WWDC keynote, with first impressions of iOS 15, watchOS 8, tvOS 15, and macOS Monterey — as well as Apple’s latest announcements in the health, fitness, and smart home space. Sponsored by MacStadium: MacStadium is the leading provider of enterprise-class cloud solutions for Mac and iOS app development. Save 50% on your first two months of a hosted Mac mini subscription from MacStadium, with code 9TO5MAC at ch...more

  • WWDC hopes, dreams, and expectations

    Jun 04 2021

    This week on Happy Hour 9to5Mac's Benjamin and Zac explore this week’s news including the delay of Podcasts Subscriptions, AirTags stalking, Apple’s new remote work policies for employees, and the ‘homeOS’ job listing. They then get hyped for WWDC next week. Sponsored by iMazing: 9to5Mac readers can download iMazing for 30% off a limited time. Sponsored by BetterHelp: As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at BetterHelp.com/MacHappyHour. Sponsored by Mint Mobi...more

  • Hands on with the new Apple TV and M1 iPad Pro

    May 28 2021

    Zac and Benjamin close out the Apple/Epic trial, marvel at some amazing upcoming Apple Watch accessibility features, analyze the rumored thinner M1X Mac mini mockups, and give their hands-on impressions with the new M1 iPad Pro and the new Apple TV remote.  Sponsored by She's Birdie: Right now, She's Birdie is offering our listeners 15% off your first purchase when you go to ShesBirdie.com/HAPPYHOUR. Sponsored by Magic Spoon: Go to magicspoon.com/happyhour to grab a variety pack and try it today...more

  • Lossless Apple Music, iPadOS wishes, Apple Silicon rumors

    May 20 2021

    This week on Happy Hour Zac and Benjamin break down all the announcements out of Apple Music this week, with Lossless and Spatial Audio. Plus, there’s a new 2021 Pride Band, rumors about upcoming Apple Silicon Macs, new truly wireless earbuds from Beats, and wishes for iPadOS 15 as we approach WWDC. Sponsored by ProClip USA: Save 10% on ProClip's tough and rugged MagSafe phone mounts with code 9to5. Sponsored by Magic Spoon: Go to magicspoon.com/happyhour to grab a variety pack and try it today!...more

  • Apple hires, AirTag hacks, watchOS 8 feature requests

    May 14 2021

    This week on 9to5Mac's Happy Hour, Apple welcomes a new corporate communications chief, as the company draws criticism for a new high-profile hire. Zac and Benjamin also cover the latest in smart home Matters, AirTag hacks, and look forward to watchOS 8. Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9to5Mac Happy Hour to save 20% off your first year! Sponsored by ExpressVPN: Take back your Internet privacy today and get 3 months free with a 1-year package at ExpressVPN.com...more

  • Apple Music HiFi rumors, AirTag hands-on, Epic court battle commences

    May 07 2021

    There’s a flurry of rumors this week about a new premium 'HiFi' tier for Apple Music and some disappointing news about the iPad mini. Zac and Benjamin also go hands-on with the AirTag, and Apple execs head to the courtroom. Sponsored by ExpressVPN: Take back your Internet privacy today and get 3 months free with a 1-year package at ExpressVPN.com/HappyHour. Sponsored by BetterHelp: As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at BetterHelp.com/MacHappyHour. Follow...more

  • First iOS 15 rumors, App Tracking Transparency, Apple earnings

    Apr 30 2021

    This week 9to5Mac's Zac Hall and Benjamin Mayo apologize for Apple Podcast's issues, explore the launch of App Tracking Transparency and the big new features in Apple's just released software updates. Then, they discuss the rumored software updates coming at WWDC. Sponsored by tomtoc: Get 360 protection for iPad and convenient storage for accessories with tomtoc's PadFolio case Sponsored by BetterHelp: As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at BetterHelp.com/M...more

  • April Apple event impressions, new iMac, AirTag and more [Repost]

    Apr 27 2021

    *Editor's Note: We're republishing last week's episode to hopefully work around an Apple Podcasts bug in iOS 14.5. Zac and Benjamin break down Apple's April event and give their first impressions of all the announcements from purple iPhones to crazy new iMacs. Sponsored by ExpressVPN: Take back your Internet privacy today and get 3 months free with a 1-year package at ExpressVPN.com/HappyHour. Sponsored by Mint Mobile: To get your new wireless plan for just $15 a month and get the plan shipped t...more

  • April Apple event impressions, new iMac, AirTag and more

    Apr 23 2021

    Zac and Benjamin break down Apple's April event and give their first impressions of all the announcements from purple iPhones to crazy new iMacs. Sponsored by ExpressVPN: Take back your Internet privacy today and get 3 months free with a 1-year package at ExpressVPN.com/HappyHour. Sponsored by Mint Mobile: To get your new wireless plan for just $15 a month and get the plan shipped to your door for FREE go to MintMobile.com/HappyHour Sponsored by Privacy: Take back control of your payments and ge...more

  • 'Spring Loaded' Apple iPad Pro event preview

    Apr 16 2021

    This week join 9to5Mac's Zac Hall and Benjamin Mayo to discuss Apple's upcoming Spring Loaded event, expectations for iPad Pro updates and Mac releases, iPhone 14 rumors, and much more. Sponsored by Privacy․com: Take back control of your payments and get $5 to spend on your first purchase. Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9to5Mac Happy Hour to save 20% off your first year! Sponsored by Twobird: — one inbox for all your tasks —Write emails, create notes, set re...more

  • Find My third-party accessories, Apple Arcade+, iPhone 12 mini experience

    Apr 09 2021

    This week join 9to5Mac's Zac Hall and Benjamin Mayo to discuss Zac's switch to the iPhone 12 mini, iPad mini leaks, Find My updates, Kara Swisher's interview with Tim Cook, and more. Sponsored by ALOGIC: 30% off the ALOGIC Rapid USB-C Wall Charger on Amazon [Amazon UK] and enter the iPad Pro giveaway. Sponsored by BetterHelp: As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at BetterHelp.com/MacHappyHour. Sponsored by ExpressVPN: Take back your Internet privacy today an...more

  • WWDC 2021 announced, rugged Apple Watch rumor, matte black iPhone 13 Pro

    Apr 02 2021

    Apple announces WWDC 2021 for June 7th and overhauls the selection of Siri voices with iOS 14.5 beta 6. There are also rumors of matte black iPhone 13s and a new rugged Apple Watch. Plus, the Apple TV remote leaks weren’t quite as they first seemed. Sponsored by Helix Sleep: Learn more and take the Helix Sleep quiz at helixsleep.com/9to5mac. Sponsored by Sun Basket: Save $35 off your order when you go to sunbasket.com/happyhour and use promo code happyhour. Follow Zac Hall @apollozac Benjamin ...more

  • macOS turns twenty, iPad multitasking, iPhone 13 rumors

    Mar 26 2021

    Zac and Benjamin touch on the state of iPad multitasking, Mac OS X turning 20 and its future, Apple accidentally breaking shared Shortcuts, HomePod and iPhone 13 rumors, and much more. Sponsored by VMware Workspace ONE: To learn more about Workspace ONE for macOS visit vmware.com/go/macos. Sponsored by Ladder: Check out ladderlife.com/happyhour to see if you're instantly approved. Sponsored by Audible: Visit audible.com/9to5mac or text 9to5mac to 500-500 to start your 30 day trial. Sponsored by ...more

  • Goodbye HomePod, Thunderbolt iPad Pro, Apple’s aimless smart home strategy

    Mar 19 2021

    This week on Happy Hour 9to5Mac's Benjamin and Zac bid farewell to the big HomePod speaker amidst Apple’s confused smart home strategy, and discuss the latest iPad Pro rumors. Sponsored by TwoBird —one inbox for all your tasks- Write emails, create notes, set reminders, view events, and collaborate live. Learn more about Twobird and download it for free at twobird.com. Sponsored by Sun Basket: Save $35 off your order when you go to sunbasket.com/happyhour and use promo code happyhour. Sponsored ...more

  • March Apple event rumors, AirPods 3 pictured, iMac Pro discontinued

    Mar 13 2021

    Benjamin and Zac discuss the latest rumors surrounding the upcoming March Apple event. Kuo’s latest augmented reality report is (quite literally) far out, and Zac finally has something go wrong with his M1 Mac. Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR and get $50 OFF toward your first job post! Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9to5Mac Happy Hour to save 20% off your first year! Follow Zac Hall @apollozac Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo Subscribe Appl...more

  • Paramount+ premieres, Find My Items, iPhone rumor roadmap

    Mar 05 2021

    This week join 9to5Mac's Zac Hall and Benjamin Mayo to discuss Apple TV+ shows and movies, the launch of Paramount+, what's new in the recent batches of betas, loads of rumors that cover the next few years of iPhones releases, and more. Sponsored by Things: The award-winning to-do app for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Sponsored by Helix Sleep: Learn more and take the Helix Sleep quiz at helixsleep.com/9to5mac. Sponsored by ExpressVPN: Take back your Internet privacy today and get 3 months free with a ...more

  • Apple’s space ambitions, MacBook Pro ports, MagSafe battery pack

    Feb 26 2021

    This week join 9to5Mac's Zac Hall and Benjamin Mayo to discuss Apple in space, what ports might we see on the upcoming MacBook Pros refresh, where is Apple's MagSafe battery case, Benjamin's love/hate relationship with Apple Music Radio, and more. Sponsored by Unite 4: Take any website and make a stand-alone app out of it. Get 20% off when you purchase Unite 4, go to https://bit.ly/3jfbuxW, and use promo code happyhour at checkout. Sponsored by Amazon Pharmacy: Amazon Prime Members can save on p...more

  • Ads in Apple software, iOS 14.5 changes, Apple Music shareable lyrics

    Feb 19 2021

    This week, Benjamin and Chance discuss the latest changes in iOS 14.5 beta 2 including shareable lyrics in Apple Music, as well as ponder the fate of the iPhone 12 mini and assess how much Apple services advertising and marketing is hurting the Apple software experience. Sponsored by TwoBird —one inbox for all your tasks- Write emails, create notes, set reminders, view events, and collaborate live. Learn more about Twobird and download it for free at twobird.com. Sponsored by Unite 4: Take any w...more

  • iOS 14.5 Maps, Apple Glasses rumors, first TV+ AR app

    Feb 11 2021

    This week Zac and Benjamin discuss Apple’s updated offer on the Developer Transition Kit, the stalled state of Apple Car talks, new features coming in iOS 14.5, Dan Riccio’s not so secret project at Apple, Apple’s first AR app for Apple TV+ shows, and more. Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9to5Mac Happy Hour to save 20% off your first year! Sponsored by ExpressVPN: Take back your Internet privacy today and get 3 months free with a 1-year package at ExpressVPN....more

  • iOS 14.5 beta features, Apple Car dealmaking, Ted Lasso award season

    Feb 04 2021

    This week 9to5Mac’s Benjamin Mayo and Zac Hall explain the fate of Apple’s Developer Transition Kit program, iOS 14.5 beta features, iPhone 13 hardware rumors, Apple Car developments, and much more. Sponsored by RemoteHQ: Try the future of virtual meetings for three months free at remotehq.co/happyhour. Sponsored by Helix Sleep: Learn more and take the Helix Sleep quiz at helixsleep.com/9to5mac. Sponsored by ExpressVPN: Take back your Internet privacy today and get 3 months free with a 1-year pa...more

  • Premium MacBook Air, iOS 14.4 release, AAPL earnings

    Jan 28 2021

    9to5Mac’s Benjamin Mayo and Zac Hall unpack the newest MacBook Air rumors about a thinner and lighter model with higher performance, iOS 14.4 and Apple’s latest software updates and new features, Dan Riccio’s mysterious new role at Apple, and the company’s big earnings results. Sponsored by Amazon Pharmacy: Amazon Prime Members can save on prescription medication when not using insurance and get FREE 2-Day delivery! Learn more at amazon.com/happyhourrx. Sponsored by Headspace: You deserve to fee...more

  • Apple’s first AR device, iPhone 13 notch, Unity Apple Watch face

    Jan 22 2021

    9to5Mac's Benjamin Mayo and Zac Hall discuss what came out at CES this week, Samsung beatS Apple to AirTags, Apple's first AR device, 2021 iPhone rumors, and more on this week's episode. Sponsored by Audible: Visit audible.com/9to5mac or text 9to5mac to 500-500 to start your 30 day trial. Sponsored by Ladder: Check out ladderlife.com/happyhour to see if you're instantly approved. Sponsored by Guardian: Download the Guardian app to protect your data and receive a 3-day free trial or $10 off the p...more

  • MagSafe and more coming in 2021 MacBook Pro, redesigned iMac and Apple external display rumors

    Jan 16 2021

    9to5Mac's Benjamin Mayo and Zac Hall unpack the latest 2021 rumors from Ming-Chi Kuo and Bloomberg including redesigned iMac, MacBook Pro, and Apple display hardware. Sponsored by TwoBird —one inbox for all your tasks- Write emails, create notes, set reminders, view events, and collaborate live. Learn more about Twobird and download it for free at twobird.com. Sponsored by Headspace: You deserve to feel happier, and Headspace is meditation made simple. Go to headspace.com/mac to start your free ...more

  • Apple Car shifts to reverse, 2021 product rumors, Fitness+ audio workouts

    Jan 08 2021

    9to5Mac's Zac Hall and Benjamin Mayo discuss the latest Apple news of the week, including new rumors about Apple's car project, loads of hardware rumors across this year, and new features likely coming to Apple Fitness+. Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR and get $50 OFF toward your first job post! Sponsored by ExpressVPN: Take back your Internet privacy today and get 3 months free with a 1-year package at ExpressVPN.com/HappyHour. Sponsored by RemoteHQ: Try the future of v...more

  • Apple’s 2020 in review

    Dec 31 2020

    9to5Mac's Benjamin Mayo and Zac Hall discuss the latest with 5G UWB in the wild, iOS 14 Shortcut triggers, and Apple's 2020 in product releases and service updates. Sponsored by Helix Sleep: Learn more and take the Helix Sleep quiz at helixsleep.com/9to5mac. Sponsored by Sun Basket: Save $35 off your order when you go to sunbasket.com/happyhour and use promo code happyhour. Sponsored by CleanMyMac X: Learn more about CleanMyMac X and download it for free at macpaw.app/happyhour. Follow Zac Hal...more

  • AirPods Max review, Apple TV+ anniversary

    Dec 26 2020

    9to5Mac's Benjamin Mayo and Zac Hall discuss changes in watchOS 7.2, new features in HomeKit, HomePod audio with the Apple TV, the first anniversary of AppleTV+, and Zac's impressions of the AirPod Max. Sponsored by BetterHelp: Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. Discount code “machappyhour" will be automatically applied. Sponsored by Fundrise: Welcome to the future of real estate investing. Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep tracking solution to help you get a ...more

  • Privacy nutrition labels, Apple Fitness+ launch experience

    Dec 18 2020

    9to5Mac's Benjamin Mayo and Zac Hall discuss Stadia for iOS, App Store privacy labels, Facebook's reaction to new tracking permissions, Apple TV+ in iOS 14.3, Tim Cook rejecting a series on Gawker after Apple bought it, and the launch of Apple Fitness+. Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR and get $50 OFF toward your first job post! Sponsored by ExpressVPN: Take back your Internet privacy today and get 3 months free with a 1-year package at ExpressVPN.com/HappyHour. Sponsored...more

  • MagSafe Duo experience, iOS 14.3, AirPods Max announced

    Dec 12 2020

    9to5Mac's Benjamin Mayo and Zac Hall discuss the launch of Apple's new MagSafe Duo charger, the upcoming launch of Apple Fitness+, new features in iOS 14.3, high-end Apple silicon Mac expectations, and the surprise debut of Apple AirPods Max. Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9to5Mac Happy Hour to save 20% off your first year! Sponsored by Headspace: You deserve to feel happier, and Headspace is meditation made simple. Go to headspace.com/mac to start your free...more

  • MagSafe Duo released, best apps of the year, Apple product mystery

    Dec 05 2020

    Benjamin Mayo and Zac Hall discuss how Apple's new leather sleeve for iPhone 12 works, MagSafe Duo launching, Apple Music Replay versus Spotify Wrapped, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air rumors for 2021, Apple's apps of the year choices, Apple Fitness+ launching soon, and a mystery Apple product possibly launching on December 8. Sponsored by Amazon Alexa: Get $10 off a two-pack of Sengled Smart Color-Changing Light Bulbs, only at amazon.com/happyhour. Sponsored by RemoteHQ: Try the future of virtual m...more

  • macOS Big Sur review, redesigned MacBooks, Apple Black Friday

    Nov 26 2020

    This week Benjamin Mayo and Zac Hall discuss the latest Ming-Chi Kuo rumors of redesigned MacBooks and Apple Watches, our time spent with macOS Big Sur so far, Apple's plans for Black Friday, and much more. Sponsored by Roborock: Get the Roborock S6 Pure robot vacuum and mop in black for $359.99 (Reg. $599). Sponsored by ExpressVPN: Take back your Internet privacy today and get 3 months free with a 1-year package at ExpressVPN.com/HappyHour. Sponsored by Amazon Alexa: Get $10 off a two-pack of S...more

  • HomePod mini and M1 Mac hands-on

    Nov 20 2020

    Benjamin and Zac discuss the first few days with the all-new HomePod mini and M1 Macs, macOS Big Sur experience, and much more. Sponsored by Headspace: You deserve to feel happier, and Headspace is meditation made simple. Go to headspace.com/mac to start your free one-month trial. Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR and get $50 OFF toward your first job post! Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep tracking solution to help you get a better night’s sleep. Download...more

  • Apple M1 Mac event impressions

    Nov 14 2020

    Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's major M1 chip event where it unveiled the first Macs to switch from Intel processors to Apple Silicon. Sponsored by Appfigures: The tools you need to monitor, optimize, and get more downloads. Use code HH3030 to get 30% off for the next 3 months. Sponsored by CleanMyMac X: Try CleanMyMac X for free & get 30% off to optimize and clean your Mac. Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9to5Mac Happy Hour to save 20% off your first year! ...more

  • Apple Silicon Mac event expectations

    Nov 07 2020

    Zac Hall and Benjamin Mayo discuss iOS 14.2, new HomePod features, what to expect from Apple's November 10 event, and much more. Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep tracking solution to help you get a better night’s sleep. Download it from the App Store today. Sponsored by Survivor: Refined Rugged protection for all iPhone 12 models. Sponsored by Appfigures: The tools you need to monitor, optimize, and get more downloads. Use code HH3030 to get 30% off for the next 3 months. Fol...more

  • Apple One premiers, ARM Macs near, iPhone 12 reverse charging

    Oct 30 2020

    Zac Hall and Benjamin Mayo talk Apple One bundle, AAPL earnings, Apple Silicon Macs, iPhone 12 features, and much more. Sponsored by Right Side Up: Listeners can gain a FREE WEEK of service after your first quarter of engagement when you go to ​RightSideUp.com/HAPPYHOUR​. Sponsored by CleanMyMac X: Learn more about CleanMyMac X and download it for free at macpaw.app/happyhour. Sponsored by Incipio: Listeners can get 20% off cases for iPhone 12 models with code HAPPYHOUR Sponsored by totallee: G...more

  • iPhone 12 Pro and iPad Air 4 hands-on

    Oct 23 2020

    Zac Hall and Benjamin Mayo discuss iPhone 12 / iPhone 12 Pro and iPad Air 4 day one launch, Apple TV on PlayStation, Apple Music TV, HomePod OS 14.1, and much more. Sponsored by Raptic: Take 20% off all iPhone 12 cases with code 9to5MaciP12  Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep tracking solution to help you get a better night’s sleep. Download it from the App Store today. Sponsored by ExpressVPN: Take back your Internet privacy today and get 3 months free with a 1-year package at E...more

  • iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and HomePod mini impressions

    Oct 17 2020

    Zac Hall and Benjamin Mayo unpack Apple's iPhone 12 and HomePod mini event. Sponsored by Appfigures: The tools you need to monitor, optimize, and get more downloads. Use code HH3030 to get 30% off for the next 3 months. Sponsored by Decluttr: Trade-in your old Apple device with a10% cash bonus and 28-day price lock guarantee now. Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR and get $50 OFF toward your first job post! Sponsored by Sun Basket: Save $35 off your order when you go to ...more

  • Last minute iPhone 12 leaks and October Apple event expectations

    Oct 10 2020

    Zac Hall and Benjamin Mayo preview Apple's upcoming iPhone 12 event on October 13. Sponsored by Concepts App: Sketch and design your ideas on an infinite canvas with flexible vector ink. Available on iPad and iPhone. Try it for free. Sponsored by RavPower:Get the new RAVPower 65W 4-Port Desktop USB-C Charging Station for $39 (Reg $59) with code 9TO5MACRP. Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9to5Mac Happy Hour to save 20% off your first year! Follow Zac Hall @ap...more

  • 9to5Mac Happy Hour 297: AirPods Spatial Audio, iOS 14.2 emoji, Apple TV on Xbox

    Oct 02 2020

    Zac Hall and Benjamin Mayo talk AirPods and Spatial Audio in iOS 14, Apple Maps expansion in the UK, the latest updates to iOS 14.2 beta, Roku gaining AirPlay 2 and the Apple TV app, TV+ coming to consoles, and much more. Sponsored by Chargeasap: Preorder the Omega 200W or 100W GaN USB-C Charger for 55% off. And enter our MacBook Pro giveaway! Sponsored by Fundrise: Welcome to the future of real estate investing. Sponsored by CleanMyMac X: Learn more about CleanMyMac X and download it for free a...more

  • iOS 14 mania, Apple Watch Series 6 experience, iPhone 12 naming

    Sep 26 2020

    Benjamin and Zac discuss the launch of iOS 14, best features, Home screen customization trends, new features in iOS 14.2 beta, Zac's experience with the all-new Apple Watch Series 6, and new rumors about a 'mini' iPhone 12. Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep tracking solution to help you get a better night’s sleep. Download it from the App Store today. Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR and get $50 OFF toward your first job post! Sponsored by ExpressVPN: Tak...more

  • Apple Watch Series 6 & SE, iPad 8 and iPad Air 4 event

    Sep 17 2020

    Zac and Benjamin unpack everything announced at Apple's September 15 event where Apple Watch Series 6 and SE were revealed, iPad 8 and iPad Air 4 debuted, and Apple One bundle and Fitness+ premiered. Tune in at 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SR2uOqN8U08 Sponsored by Sun Basket: Save $35 off your order when you go to sunbasket.com/happyhour and use promo code happyhour. Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep tracking solution to help you get a better ni...more

  • Apple Watch Series 6 and iPad event expectations

    Sep 10 2020

    Apple's September event is official, but iPhones aren't on the agenda this month. Zac and Benjamin discuss what we can expect from iPads to Apple Watches, when we'll see iPhone 12, and much more. Tune in at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vv7ysLtJr38 Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9to5Mac Happy Hour to save 20% off your first year! Sponsored by Fundrise: Welcome to the future of real estate investing. Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is a...more

  • iOS 13.7 released, two new Apple Watch models, Apple TV+ AR

    Sep 03 2020

    Join Zac Hall and Benjamin Mayo from 9to5Mac to discuss this week's top Apple and technology stories. Tune in at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G34kZxEpHmA Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep tracking solution to help you get a better night’s sleep. Download it from the App Store today. Sponsored by Fundrise: Welcome to the future of real estate investing. Follow Zac Hall @apollozac Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify

  • iPad Air 4 design, Apple Watch GymKit, iPhone 12 rumors

    Aug 27 2020

    There's a new iPad Air 4 on the way, Apple Watch GymKit is real, and Benjamin and Zac unpack the week in iPhone 12 and iPad Air 4 rumors. Tune in at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PM3_IBeNku8 Sponsored by Sun Basket and Raycon Earbuds — check out both to support the podcast! Sponsored by ALOGIC: Get the 10-in-1 Super Dock 50% off retail on Indiegogo for a limited time. Enter the MacBook Air giveaway.  Stories Alleged iPad Air 4 pamphlet shows new full-screen design,...more

  • Apple Music Radio rebrand, iOS 14 beta 5 changes, Epic’s App Store fight continues

    Aug 21 2020

    This week on 9to5Mac Happy Hour, Benjamin Mayo and Zac Hall discuss the rebranding of Beats 1, new changes in iOS 14, week two of Apple's Fortnite battle, and much more. Our thanks to LinkedIn Jobs and Fundrise for supporting the podcast! Stories Apple releases iOS 14 beta 5 and iPadOS 14 beta 5 to developers Hands-on: iOS 14 beta 5 changes and features [Video] Save 50%: CBS and Showtime bundle offer now available for Apple TV+ subscribers How to sign into CBS apps and CBS․com with your Apple...more

  • Fortnite provokes App Store fight and ‘Apple One’ services bundle

    Aug 13 2020

    This week on 9to5Mac Happy Hour, Benjamin Mayo and Zac Hall unpack the rumored Apple One bundle, the App Store removing the popular Fortnite game from Epic, and much more. Sponsored by Crypto Pro, a Bitcoin / crypto ticker and portfolio. Get a month of Premium with code 9TO5MAC Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9to5Mac Happy Hour to save 20% off your first year! Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4 p.m. ET (or the video after 5 p.m. ET): h...more

  • 9to5Mac Happy Hour 289: Schiller retires, iMac design refuses to retire, iPhone 12 parts leak

    Aug 06 2020

    This week on 9to5Mac Happy Hour, Benjamin Mayo and Zac Hall make sense of Phil Schiller's "Fellow" retirement, the new nano-texture (option) iMac, this week in iPhone 12 part leaks, and much more. Sponsored by Space Time — check out the 9to5 Network's new space news podcast! Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4 p.m. ET (or the video after 5 p.m. ET): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcPQxABqQR0 Links: Apple veteran Phil Schiller transitions to new ‘Fellow’ role, Greg Jo...more

  • Face ID on Mac, Apple confirms iPhone 12 delays, antitrust hearing

    Aug 01 2020

    Apple has a unified gift card system, Face ID Mac evidence piles up, Digitimes backs Apple Watch Series 6 reporting, MacBook Air refresh clues, Apple's informative antitrust hearing, iPhone 12 release clues in Apple earnings, and much more. Sponsored by Things: The award-winning to-do app for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Links: New Apple Gift Cards can be used in Apple Stores and the App Store Excl...more

  • iOS 14 beta 3 changes, iPhone 12 specs, iOS apps on the Mac

    Jul 23 2020

    This week on 9to5Mac Happy Hour, Benjamin Mayo and Zac Hall talk iPhone 12, iOS 14, ARM Mac apps, and much more. Sponsored by LinkedIn — check out our offer to support the podcast!  Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4 p.m. ET (or the video after 5 p.m. ET): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yv0ANu9CSSs Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Links: New benchmarks and details about iPhone and iPad apps emerge from Apple Silico...more

  • iOS 14 privacy, iOS 13.6 released, the state of the Apple Watch

    Jul 17 2020

    This week Benjamin Mayo and Zac Hall unpack privacy features in iOS 14, Apple's first tweet, iPhone 12 and the braided USB-C cable, the latest Apple Silicon Mac expectations, iOS 13.6, and much more. Sponsored by Sun Basket and Raycon Earbuds — check both out to support the podcast! Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Links: Apple's official Twitter account hacked in widespread cryptocurrency scam LinkedIn sued after being caught reading us...more

  • iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur impressions

    Jul 10 2020

    This week Zac and Benjamin discuss the iOS 14 public beta, two weeks using macOS Big Sur and the latest OS updates, favorite under-the-radar features so far, and much more. Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9to5Mac Happy Hour to save 20% off your first year! Sponsored by Griffin: Get Griffin Survivor iPhone SE cases now for 15% offwith code 9TO5SURVIVOR.  Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Follow Zac: Spac...more

  • iPhone 12 charger rumors, Force Touch on watchOS 7, shifting Arcade strategy

    Jul 03 2020

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple’s Developer Transition Kit ARM Mac mini, rumors that iPhone 12 won’t include a charger in the box, Apple Watch losing Force Touch in watchOS 7, Apple Arcade’s shifting game strategy, and new Apple Card features. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Follow Zac: SpaceExplored.com Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: bzamayo.com Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook ...more

  • WWDC 2020 impressions: iOS 14, watchOS 7, macOS Big Sur and tvOS 14

    Jun 25 2020

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple’s major WWDC 2020 keynote, including what’s new in iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, macOS Big Sur, and tvOS 14. Sponsored by CleanMyMac X: Get CleanMyMac X 30% off valid until July 5. Sponsored by MacStadium: Get 50% off the first six months of a Mac mini subscription with code WWDC2020 Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Post a healthcare or essential service job for free, or if you're in another industry and have hiring needs, visit LinkedIn.com/HappyHour. Here’...more

  • WWDC Preview: iOS 14, watchOS 7, and more

    Jun 18 2020

    This week Zac and Benjamin preview WWDC 2020, iOS 14, and much more. Sponsored by Sun Basket: Save $35 off your order when you go to sunbasket.com/happyhour and use promo code happyhour. Sponsored by ExpressVPN: Take back your Internet privacy today and get 3 months free with a 1-year package at ExpressVPN.com/HappyHour. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Stories: 9to5Mac Exclusives Exclusive: iOS 14 to include overhauled Podcasts app wi...more

  • iMac redesign, ARM Mac transition, WWDC plans

    Jun 12 2020

    This week Zac and Benjamin are joined by Mark Gurman to unpack the long-running rumors that Apple will switch from Intel to custom-designed chips in Macs, a new rumor that Apple has a redesigned iMac coming at WWDC, new changes in iOS 13.6 beta, Apple's plans for WWDC week, and much more. Sponsored by Incipio: Check out the 100% plant-based case collection for Apple’s iPhone SE and more Sponsored by CleanMyMac: Visit macpaw.com/podcast and use coupon code HAPPYHOUR to save 5% on CleanMyMac X at...more

  • Rumored iPad upgrades, Apple News+ Audio hands on, more iOS 14 leaks

    Jun 04 2020

    This week Zac and Benjamin take 9to5Mac Happy Hour live on video for the first time to discuss the upcoming Apple News+ Audio feature, evidence of an Apple bundle in code, iPad Pro and iPad Air 4 rumors, and much more. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Stories: 9to5Mac Watch Time 24: A conversation on race with Ish ShaBazz (In memory of George Floyd) Killing of George Floyd: Tim Cook memo to all staff Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks out on Geor...more

  • Apple Store at the curb, macOS 10.15.5, Apple TV+ expansions

    May 29 2020

    This week Zac and Benjamin discuss the state of Apple Stores during the global pandemic, updates to Apple's Exposure Notifications API, macOS 10.15.5 and new battery features, new details about Messages for Mac on macOS 10.16, loads of Apple TV+ developments, and much more. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep tracking solution to help you get a better night’s sleep. Download it from the App S...more

  • iOS 13.5 release, iPhone 12 EarPods, Apple TV+ back catalog

    May 22 2020

    Benjamin and Zac unpack the release of iOS 13.5 and the Apple/Google Exposure Notification API app adoption, Apple Watch 2020 Pride bands and faces, Ming-Chi Kuo's prediction that iPhone 12 won't include EarPods in the box, Apple TV+ potentially buying a back catalog of content, a new Tom Hanks film coming to the service, and much more. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep tracking solution to...more

  • AirPods Studio, new iPads rumored and iPhone 12 Pro exclusive features

    May 15 2020

    Apple closes deal to buy NextVR, Logic Pro X gains Live Loops, exclusive new details on AirPods Studio, Kuo on iPad size updates, iPhone 12 features, and much more. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep tracking solution to help you get a better night’s sleep. Download it from the App Store today. Sponsored by Bitrise: iOS Continuous Integration and Delivery for building better applications, fa...more

  • iOS 13.5 beta 4, the ’new’ 13-inch MacBook Pro, making a HomeKit house

    May 08 2020

    Benjamin explains a recent Facebook bug, iOS 13.5 beta 4 brings changes to Exposure Notification, Apple unveils WWDC 2020 dates, 13-inch MacBook Pro switches to Magic Keyboard, Zac recaps recent HomeKit updates, Apple TV+ reaches half a year, and much more. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep tracking solution to help you get a better night’s sleep. Download it from the App Store today. Sponso...more

  • iOS 13.5 beta addresses COVID-19, AirPods rumors, HomePod mini

    May 01 2020

    iOS 13.5 arrives in beta, Apple's Exposure Notification API is ready to combat COVID-19 risks, Face ID and Group FaceTime are making changes, Zac has more thoughts on the iPad Pro Magic Keyboard, iPhone SE has a missing feature, Ming-Chi Kuo predicts new AirPods, Apple announces earnings results, and much more. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep tracking solution to help you get a better nigh...more

  • Magic Keyboard for iPad, Apple Music on Samsung TVs, 23-inch iMac

    Apr 24 2020

    Zac has hands-on impressions with the Magic Keyboard for iPad, Benjamin has an update on the Logitech trackpad, Apple has a new Mac battery feature, and there's a 23-inch iMac update rumored. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep tracking solution to help you get a better night’s sleep. Download it from the App Store today. Sponsored by Intego: Get 9to5Mac's deal of the month with 50% off Intego...more

  • iPhone SE launch, magnetic headphones rumors, contact tracing explained

    Apr 17 2020

    Apple releases its Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro, Logitech starts selling its own, Mac Pro feet and wheels are rolling off the shelves, Apple has a brand new iPhone SE available to order, Bloomberg reports new details about Apple's high-end, over-ear headphones, and we explain how Apple's contact tracing works. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep tracking solution to help you get a better night’...more

  • iPad Pro LiDAR, iOS 14 wallpapers and widgets, App Store clips

    Apr 10 2020

    Benjamin and Zac dive into LiDAR on the new iPad Pro, Magic Keyboard weight and availability, a new ARKit app called Pocket Rocket, iPad Pro's new hardware disconnect feature, new iOS 14 wallpaper and widget features, a new app clips feature, Watchsmith for Apple Watch, the new Quibi video app, and what's happening with HBO on Apple TV 3. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9...more

  • Amazon skirts App Store rules, Apple buys Dark Sky, iPhone 9 is iPhone SE

    Apr 03 2020

    Benjamin and Zac unpack the week of news including more features coming to iOS 14 and watchOS 7, Siri for Spotify on Apple Watch, Apple's COVID-19 app, the Amazon Prime Video App Store situation, new AirTag leaks, Apple buying Dark Sky, breaking 2020 iPhone SE news, and much more. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR and get $50 OFF toward your first job post! Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow ...more

  • iPhone 9 Plus, Apple CarKey, iPadOS 13.4

    Mar 27 2020

    Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's first theatrical release film, iPhone 9 and iPhone 12 rumors, the latest 9to5Mac exclusives from iOS 14, iOS 13.4, and more. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Sponsored by Soulver: A powerful hybrid between a calculator app and a text editor, designed for your Mac. Get 15% off with code 9to5Mac at checkout.  Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep tracking solution to help you get a better night’s ...more

  • 2020 MacBook Air, iPad Pro with trackpad, iOS 13.4

    Mar 20 2020

    Benjamin and Zac unpack new releases from Apple including a cheaper and improved MacBook Air, Mac mini storage upgrades, the new 2020 iPad Pro model, iOS 13.4 and trackpad support coming to iPad, the new Magic Keyboard coming in May, Beats Powerbeats debut, and more. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Sponsored by SaneBox: The easiest way to get your email under control and hit inbox zero. Get a free two-week free trial and a $25 credit at sa...more

  • iOS 14 and watchOS 7 leaks, iPad Pro cursor, Apple Watch Series 6 features

    Mar 13 2020

    Benjamin and Zac have a week of 9to5Mac exclusives to discuss including loads of iOS 14, watchOS 7, and Apple Watch Series 6 details, new details about iPad cursor support, and much more. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Sponsored by OWC: Get the new OWC memory and Accelsior 4M2 SSD for the 2019 Mac Pro now. Enter the Mac Pro Rack giveaway here. Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9to5Mac Happy Hour to save ...more

  • 14-inch MacBook Pro, mini LED displays, WWDC fate

    Mar 05 2020

    App Store has new review guidelines, Ming-Chi Kuo predicts new iMac Pro and 14.1-inch MacBook Pro, @coiiiiiiiin predicts new iMac and Mac mini, Apple has to deal with COVID-19 and SXSW, and Apple's first theatrical release film is coming Friday. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or through our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes are released every Friday. Sponsored by SaneBox: The easiest way to get your email under control and...more