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2018

Apple confirms iOS 12's 'USB Restricted Mode' will thwart police, criminal access [u]

Wednesday June 13, 2018

Apple in a statement to AppleInsider on Wednesday said iOS 12's incarnation of "USB Restricted Mode" will thwart criminals, and enhance user's privacy.

How to watermark PDFs and images using Quick Actions in macOS Mojave

Wednesday June 13, 2018

When Apple revealed macOS Mojave at WWDC 2018 last week, the company briefly teased a new ability that allows Mac users to quickly add watermarks to multiple pages within a PDF file, or a batch of images, using the new operating system's Quick Actions feature. Check out how it works before Mojave sees release this fall.

Apple rolls out second developer beta for watchOS 4.3.2

Wednesday June 13, 2018

Apple has made available the second beta of watchOS 4.3.2 to developers for testing, two days after the company released the second betas for iOS 11.4.1, tvOS 11.4.1, and macOS 10.13.6.

Here are all the big changes to Apple Maps in 2017 and 2018

Wednesday June 13, 2018

In a bid to beat Google, Apple is continually updating Apple Maps, bringing in new features and expanding coverage. Here's what the company's been adding over the last year, current through June 20, 2018.

The Mac gaming landscape remains dire, with no improvements in sight

Wednesday June 13, 2018

Apple is in a very strange position with the Mac and iOS in regards to gaming. One platform is enormous and making a ton of money for Apple and some developers, and the other is nearly dead. AppleInsider talks about the two, and what, if anything, is going on to improve the situation.

Owners of Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE now have more US carrier choices

Wednesday June 13, 2018

People who own or plan to buy an LTE-equipped Apple Watch Series 3 now have the option of two of the bigger regional U.S. carriers, and aren't just stuck with the so-called big four anymore.

Tim Cook talks about Steve Jobs thinking differently, Apple product philosophy

Wednesday June 13, 2018

Apple CEO Tim Cook praised co-founder Steve Jobs in a recent interview for Bloomberg, including his vision for how the iPhone producer should be operated and Cook's interactions with him, as well as covering the company's views on subjects like privacy and civil liberties.

Even faster charging might be coming to 2018 iPhone lineup

Wednesday June 13, 2018

A new analyst report sees Apple switching to higher powered charging for its next generation of iPhones, with new component suppliers possibly coming aboard.

Future Macs could adopt Intel's new, high-performance discrete graphics chips

Wednesday June 13, 2018

Intel has confirmed it intends to create its own discrete graphics processing chips by 2020, a move that opens up the possibility of Apple using discrete Intel GPUs across its laptop and desktop Mac lines.

Apple's Worldwide Video hires former Broadway Video, Netflix executives [u]

Tuesday June 12, 2018

Apple recently hired Kelly Costello, formerly of Lorne Michaels' Broadway Video Entertainment studio, to head up business affairs for its fledgling Worldwide Video initiative. The company also picked up creative executive Layne Eskridge from market competitor Netflix.

Hands on: Netgear Cable Orbi modem & mesh Wi-Fi router

Tuesday June 12, 2018

The Cable Orbi, the latest in Netgear's Orbi line, attempts to kill three birds with one stone: cable internet, Wi-Fi, and mesh access.

Judge rules AT&T can complete $85B acquisition of Time Warner

Tuesday June 12, 2018

AT&T on Tuesday received the green light to move forward with an $85 billion deal to buy media giant Time Warner, bringing an end to a contentious antitrust lawsuit leveled by the U.S. Justice Department last year.

Apple disallows developers from collecting and sharing Contacts data

Tuesday June 12, 2018

A largely unnoticed change in the revised App Store Guidelines Apple issued during WWDC was a ban on developers building their own databases with collected contact info, and/or sharing them without further permission.

How to create custom Quick Actions in macOS Mojave

Tuesday June 12, 2018

The Quick Actions of macOS Mojave show promise, but there's more that can be done with them than what Apple demonstrated during the WWDC keynote. AppleInsider explains how to get started producing custom workflows that can save you time.

How to quickly force restart the iPhone X in case of a crash

Tuesday June 12, 2018

Yes, even the iPhone X can crash or hang sometimes. AppleInsider shows you how to quickly and easily force a restart on your iPhone X when your device no longer responds.

Apple Support app comes to over 20 new regions, picks up more languages

Tuesday June 12, 2018

On Tuesday the Apple Support app for iPhones and iPads became accessible in over 20 more regions, picking up nine new languages along the way.

Apple gears up for World Cup with Siri, News, App Store refinements

Tuesday June 12, 2018

The U.S. may not be in the World Cup, but Apple is jumping in with a variety of features added to help users watch and enjoy Earth's biggest sporting event.

Stand-alone Microsoft Office 2019 for Mac preview arrives for enterprise customers

Tuesday June 12, 2018

Microsoft on Tuesday issued a new preview of the next Office for Mac, intended only for commercial clients in its volume purchase program.

WWDC was all about software, just like it was when Steve Jobs ran the show

Tuesday June 12, 2018

Some were disappointed that Apple failed to introduce hardware at last week's WWDC, but keeping the focus on software was consistent with how the company has always done things, and also with Steve Jobs' vision.

macOS Mojave will include 'Plug & Play' support for HTC Vive Pro headset

Tuesday June 12, 2018

Apple will make it easy for owners of the HTC Vive Pro to use their virtual reality headset with their Mac, with the company advising it has worked directly with HTC and Valve to add support for the peripheral to macOS Mojave.