by Tim Hardwick
Spotify has introduced a new CarPlay interface in the latest beta version of the app that is now available via TestFlight.
Notably, the redesigned UI adds a new queue system that brings the Spotify CarPlay experience a lot closer to the way Apple Music works.
Users can now see which tracks are queued up without having to look at their iPhone, thanks to a “Go to queue” button on the Now Playing screen. Users can now also navigate to an artist’s Spotify page by tapping the artist’s name.
Elsewhere, the CarPlay app includes four tabs at the top of the screen for quick access to Home, Recently Played, Browse, and Library, while more album artwork and new accents add a lick of color to the interface.
It’s not known when the updated version will arrive in the App Store, but its presence in TestFlight is a good indicator that it should be on the way soon.
In November, Spotify rolled out support for standalone streaming through the Spotify app for Apple Watch, allowing users to listen to music or podcasts from Spotify over WiFi or cellular without having to have an iPhone nearby.
Thursday January 7, 2021 4:44 pm PST by Juli Clover
Apple is planning to work with Hyundai on the upcoming Apple Car, according to a report from Korean site Korea Economic Daily.
The report suggests that Apple is in negotiations with Hyundai Motor Group to manufacture an Apple Car. Apple is said to be planning to work with Hyundai to produce electric vehicles and develop batteries due to the “enormous costs” of the technology and the…
Tuesday January 5, 2021 3:18 pm PST by Juli Clover
Razer in November released the Razer Book 13, a new portable laptop focused on productivity rather than gaming. Since it is similar in many ways to the M1 Macs that Apple also launched in November, we thought we’d compare the Razer Book 13 to the M1 MacBook Pro.
Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. As the name suggests, the Razer Book 13 is a 13.4-inch laptop featuring…
Tuesday January 5, 2021 12:06 pm PST by Juli Clover
Apple’s 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini, which is the smallest iPhone that has been released since the 2016 iPhone SE, may not be selling as well as Apple hoped. According to new sales numbers from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, the iPhone 12 mini accounted for a lower number of sales than other iPhone 12 models that Apple offers.
Combined, all new iPhone 12 models accounted for 76 percent …
Microsoft is planning to replace Outlook for Mac with a new web-based universal Outlook client, according to Windows Central.
Months after announcing a complete redesign of Outlook for Mac, Microsoft is reportedly intending to scrap its current Mac app and replace it with a new client based on the Outlook web app.
Codenamed “Monarch,” the project is Microsoft’s attempt to build a single …
Wednesday January 6, 2021 11:08 am PST by Juli Clover
The ninth-generation low-cost iPad that Apple is expected to debut in 2021 will feature a design that’s based on the third-generation iPad Air that Apple introduced in 2019, reports Mac Otakara, citing Chinese supply chain sources.
The display size is expected to remain the same at 10.2 inches, but it will be “significantly thinner” at 6.3mm. The current eighth-generation iPad is 7.5mm…