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Apple's iWork Apps for Mac and iOS Gain Text Styles, Apple Pencil Customization Options and More
Apple today updated its line of iWork apps for iOS and macOS, bringing new features to Pages, Keynote, and Numbers on both iOS devices and Macs. All of the apps have a new feature designed to let you style text by filling it with gradients or images, or by applying new outline styles. Images, shapes, and equations can be placed inline in text boxes
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Apple Has Explored Adding Positionable Cameras to Apple Watch Bands
Apple has explored the idea of adding a camera to the Apple Watch, although not in the way one might expect. MacRumors mockup of Apple Watch with camera band The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today granted Apple a patent that describes an Apple Watch band with a camera or optical sensor affixed to the end of it. This would enable the Apple Watch
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Amazon's 48-Hour 'Prime Day' Event Takes Place July 15 and 16
For the last few years, Amazon has been hosting an epic Prime Day sale that offers up deals and discounts on a huge range of products. This year, Prime Day is actually going to take place over two days, kicking off at midnight on July 15 and lasting through July 16. Last year's Prime Day ultimately lasted 36 hours, but 48 hours will be the longest
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Apple Says Multiple iTunes Libraries Are Not Supported in First Public Beta of macOS Catalina
In a new support document, Apple has indicated that the first public beta release of macOS Catalina does not support switching between multiple iTunes libraries. This also applies to the first two developer betas of macOS Catalina. Initial betas of macOS Catalina can only open the previously selected iTunes library on your Mac, according to Apple.
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Review: Twelve South's New 'HiRise Wireless' Converts From Stand to Mat for Charging iPhone and AirPods
Twelve South today announced its latest HiRise accessory, called the "HiRise Wireless," and it's available to purchase now on Twelve South's website. The new accessory is a multi-purpose wireless charging stand with two distinct positions: you can charge your iPhone upright in a traditional stand position, or pop out the Qi-certified Power Disc for
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OWC Debuts 'Fastest USB-C SSD Ever' With Up to 2TB of Storage and Thunderbolt 3 Compatibility
OWC, a well-known maker of storage solutions for Macs and PCs, today debuted what it says is "the fastest USB-C SSD ever." The new OWC Envoy Pro EX with USB-C is a bus-powered NVMe M.2 SSD with transfer speeds up to 980MB/s, one bay with up to 2TB of storage, and Thunderbolt 3 compatibility on both Macs and PCs. The external drive has a silver anod
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Mophie Debuts 3-in-1 Powerstation Hub With 6,100mAh Battery, USB-C and USB-A Ports, and Qi Wireless Charging
Apple accessory maker Mophie today debuted a three-in-one portable battery pack, wall charger, and wireless charging pad. The new Powerstation Hub is equipped with a 6,100mAh battery, one 5W USB-A port, one 15W USB-A port, one 18W USB-C Power Delivery port, and a Qi-enabled 5W wireless charging surface. The USB-C port can be used to recharge both t
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Telegram Update Brings Location-Based Chats, Add People Nearby Option, and More
Encrypted messaging platform Telegram has pushed out an update that introduces a number of new location-based features, including the ability to Add People Nearby. Users of the chat app can open Contacts -> Add People Nearby to quickly exchange contact info with Telegram users who are standing next to them and also have the same section of the app
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How to Install the macOS Catalina Public Beta
Apple has released the first public beta of macOS Catalina, the next major version of its Mac operating system due to launch in the fall. The availability of the public beta means Mac users don't need to be part of the Apple Developer Program to be able to download and test the software. This article shows you how it's done. macOS Catalina is a maj
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How to Install iOS 13 Public Beta on iPhone
Apple has released the first public beta of iOS 13 for compatible iPhone and iPod touch models, enabling users who aren't signed up for the Apple Developer Program to test the software update ahead of its official release in the fall. iOS 13 introduces a swathe of new features and improvements, including a systemwide Dark Mode, a Find My app, a rev
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iOS 13 Likely to Include Support for Hong Kong's Octopus Transit Card
iOS 13 may come with built-in support for Hong Kong's Octopus contactless payment system, if a few lines of code discovered on Apple's servers are any indication. Tech blog Ata Distance spotted the code snippet in Apple's online JSON-based Apple Pay pass identifier (link now removed), which shows references to Octopus in iOS 13. The discovery also
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Apple to Expand Seattle Presence With 2,000 New Hires Over Next 5 Years
Apple is planning to expand in Seattle with an additional 2,000 new hires over the course of the next five years, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced in a statement today. 333 Dexter, where Apple is rumored to be expanding in Seattle Apple has several offices in Seattle with teams working on iCloud, artificial intelligence, and Siri, and recent ru
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Apple Providing watchOS 6 Beta to Select AppleSeed Members
Apple today started offering the watchOS 6 beta to select AppleSeed members, allowing some non-developers to test the software for the first time. AppleSeed is a version of the public beta testing program that's invite only, making it more selective and limited than the open betas that are provided to all public beta testers. As AppleInsider notes,
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Apple Seeds First Beta of tvOS 13 to Public Beta Testers
Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming tvOS 13 software update to its public beta testing group, giving non-developers a chance to try out the new software ahead of its fall public release. The first beta of tvOS 13 corresponds to the second tvOS 13 update made available to developers last week. Public beta testers can download the new up
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Apple Releases First Public Betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS
Apple today released the first public betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS to its public beta testing group, giving non-developers a chance to test out the software ahead of its upcoming fall release. The first public beta of iOS 13 corresponds to the second developer beta released last week. Apple originally said that the public beta would be coming in July
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Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of iOS 12.4 to Developers
Apple today seeded the fifth beta of an upcoming iOS 12.4 update to developers, two weeks after seeding the fourth iOS 12.4 beta, and over a month after releasing iOS 12.3, a major update that introduced a revamped TV app. Registered developers can download the new iOS 12.4 beta from Apple's Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper configur
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Apple Seeds Third Beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.6 to Developers
Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming macOS Mojave 10.14.6 update to developers, two weeks after seeding the second macOS Mojave 10.14.6 beta and more than a month after the release of macOS Mojave 10.14.5, which brought AirPlay 2 support for third-party TVs. The new macOS Mojave 10.14.6 beta can be downloaded through the Software Update
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Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of watchOS 5.3 to Developers
Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming watchOS 5.3 update to developers, two weeks after releasing the third watchOS 5.3 beta and a month after the launch of watchOS 5.2.1, an update that expanded ECG availability and introduced new pride watch faces. Once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Apple Developer Cente
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Apple Releases First Public Beta of macOS Catalina to Public Beta Testers
Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming macOS Catalina update to its public beta testing group, giving non-developers a chance to try out the software ahead of its fall public release. Beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program will be able to download the macOS Catalina beta through the Software Update mechanism in S
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Apple Says Spotify Only Pays 15% Fee on About 0.5% of Subscribers in Response to App Store Complaint
Apple has filed a response to Spotify's anticompetitive complaint about the App Store in Europe, noting that Spotify pays Apple a 15 percent commission for only about 0.5 percent of its paying subscribers, according to CNET. That figure equates to around 680,000 users who subscribed to Spotify through its iOS app, via Apple's in-app purchase system
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Bill Gates Regrets Microsoft Losing to Android as Dominant Platform Beyond iPhone
At a recent event hosted by venture capital firm Village Global, highlighted by TechCrunch, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates lamented on losing to Android, calling it "one of the greatest mistakes of all time." Skip to the 11:40 mark: Transcript:In the software world, it's very predictable for platforms. These are winner-take-all markets. The greate
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Deals Spotlight: B&H Photo Discounting 2017 iMacs by as Much as $600
B&H Photo is further discounting a set of previous generation iMacs, providing the lowest ever price for the 21.5-inch model with 8GB RAM and a 1TB Fusion Drive. You can get this model for $1,049, which is $450 off its original price of $1,499 and the lowest it's ever been among the major Apple resellers online. Note: MacRumors is an af
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Microsoft Prepping Foldable Dual-Screen Surface Tablet That Runs Android Apps
Microsoft plans to launch a small foldable Surface tablet in the first half of 2020, according to Jeff Lin, an analyst at research firm IHS Markit. Microsoft Surface Go In an email shared with Forbes citing supply chain information, Lin said he expects Microsoft to debut a Surface with dual 9-inch screens featuring a 4:3 aspect ratio. Perhaps more
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Augmented Reality Game 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' Rolls Out to Over 130 Additional Countries
Augmented reality game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite got a surprise early release last week in the U.S. and the U.K., and Niantic has now rolled the game out to a global audience. Early Sunday the Pokémon GO creator announced that the game was available in 25 additional countries including Canada, Germany, India, and Mexico. Since then, it has added
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16-Inch MacBook Pro Said to Launch in September With LCD and 3072x1920 Resolution
Apple plans to release a 16-inch MacBook Pro in September, according to Jeff Lin, an analyst at research firm IHS Markit. MacRumors concept of 16-inch MacBook Pro display Lin believes the 16-inch display will be an LCD supplied by LG Display, with a resolution of 3,072×1,920 pixels, as outlined in IHS's latest Emerging PC Market Tracker report, pub
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MacBook Air and Possibly 13-Inch MacBook Pro Without Touch Bar Said to Receive Processor Refresh in the Fall
Apple plans to refresh its MacBook Air lineup with faster processors in September, according to IHS Markit analyst Jeff Lin's latest Emerging PC Market Tracker report, published Thursday and shared by Forbes:Apple is also expected to update the 13.3-inch MacBook Pro and Retina MacBook Air with the new MacOS Catalina and new processors in September,
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Apple Highlights iMessage Encryption, App Store Privacy, and iPhone Recycling in Trio of New Ads
Apple today shared three new ads on its YouTube channel in Australia, highlighting iMessage encryption, App Store privacy, and iPhone recycling, as part of its ongoing "That's iPhone" marketing campaign around the world. Apple also shared a new Shot on iPhone XS video and a companion behind-the-scenes video on its main YouTube channel on Saturday:
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