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Global Accessibility Awareness Day commemorated on Apple's homepage

05/16/2019, 10:05 am

Global Accessibility Awareness Day is May 16, and Apple has chosen to mark the occasion with a big section on the front page highlighting features in Apple's products.

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Apple says these Macs may not be patched for future vulnerabilities similar to 'ZombieLoad'

05/16/2019, 08:05 am

Several pre-2011 Macs could still be vulnerable to "ZombieLoad"-like security exploits, and Apple can't fix that because Intel won't release the necessary microcode updates.

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Why that 40% performance hit for full 'ZombieLoad' mitigations probably won't affect you

05/15/2019, 02:05 pm

Tuesday's revelation of the existence of the "ZombieLoad" vulnerability and the subsequent patching of the issue in macOS has led some users to be angry about the potential 40% reduction in system performance for their Mac. While significant, that impact will really only impact a small percentage of Mac owners, while the vast majority of complainants are upset at something they just don't need to endure.

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Apple restarts beta cycle with first developer builds of iOS 12.4, tvOS 12.4, watchOS 5.3, macOS 10.14.6

05/15/2019, 01:05 pm

After releasing iOS 12.3 and its other operating system updates to the public on Monday, Apple has restarted the beta testing process once more, this time issuing the first builds of iOS 12.4, tvOS 12.4, watchOS 5.3 and macOS 10.14.6 to developers for testing.

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'ZombieLoad' vulnerability in Intel processors puts data in danger on Mac

05/14/2019, 01:05 pm

Yet another major flaw has been discovered in practically all of Intel's processors released since 2011, with a new class of discovered vulnerabilities that could allow sensitive information to be stolen from the processor, in an issue likened to the Meltdown and Spectre fiasco.

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Adobe Lightroom for macOS, iOS adds editing tutorials & inspiring photographs

05/14/2019, 09:05 am

Adobe's latest updates to Lightroom CC for iOS and macOS could help photographers improve their image editing skills, with the introduction of new tutorials and inspirational photos alongside new collaboration options and a new "Texture" tool.

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macOS 10.14.5 goes live with security and bug fixes

05/13/2019, 01:05 pm

Apple on Monday released the finished version of macOS 10.14.5, the latest update for Mojave, as it paves the way for macOS 10.15 to land this fall.

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How to get more from the Finder's windows and its hidden power features

05/10/2019, 12:05 pm

It's the first thing you see when you switch on your Mac -- but then you might not look at it again for the rest of the day. Yet if you take some time to see what the Finder can do for you just in its regular windows and it'll become a tool instead of simply where you keep that pretty wallpaper.

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macOS 10.15's Music app should retain core iTunes features

05/09/2019, 01:05 pm

While Apple is expected to split iTunes into several apps in macOS 10.15, due sometime this fall, the new Music app will reportedly keep most of iTunes's associated functions.

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Proposed US bill would ban loot boxes in Mac & iOS games for players under 18

05/08/2019, 02:05 pm

A bill proposed by U.S. Republican Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri would prohibit game developers from selling loot boxes in Mac, iPhone, and iPad games played by people under 18.

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Editorial: Can Apple Arcade level up gaming on Macs and Apple TV?

05/08/2019, 06:05 am

Video games have long been literally the center of attention in the App Store, so Apple's prospects for finding Arcade subscribers among its installed base of over 1 billion iOS devices is pretty straightforward. But can Apple Arcade spread the wealth of iOS' developer attention to its other platforms, meaningfully driving new interest in gaming on Macs and Apple TV? Here's a look at the future of macOS and tvOS games.

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Early dev builds go live for Microsoft's Edge for Mac

05/07/2019, 10:05 am

Just a day after teasing the browser, Microsoft has posted live download links for the Dev and Canary builds of Edge for Mac, allowing macOS users to try out the software ahead of a formal public release of the Chromium-ported version.

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Microsoft teases Chromium-based Edge browser for macOS

05/06/2019, 01:05 pm

At the start of its Build developer conference on Monday, Microsoft offered a fleeting glimpse at the macOS version of Edge, a browser once exclusive to Windows 10.

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iOS 13 will be speed-focused with revamped Screen Time, iMessage, Books, Health features

05/06/2019, 08:05 am

The Health app in iOS could include a new "hearing health" section while Reminders could face an overhaul, a report claims, detailing some of the changes that may be arriving in iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS Apple could introduce as part of WWDC 2019.

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No, Adobe did not cancel its popular $10 Creative Cloud Photography plan

05/02/2019, 08:05 pm

A number of visitors to Adobe's website recently noticed the popular $9.99 a month Creative Cloud Photography plan replaced by a $19.99 option, but the company says the change only impacts some customers and is not permanent. At least not yet.

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Some macOS users having problems with discovery in App Store [u]

05/02/2019, 02:05 pm

Some Mac users are having problems accessing the Mac App Store, with reports of issues accessing items on a few of the store's pages meaning they cannot see what apps are being recommended by Apple, nor charts of what apps other users are installing -- but server-side fixes are underway.

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Quicktime 7, Carbon, Ink, Apple's hardware RAID support predicted to be gone in macOS 10.15

04/30/2019, 02:04 pm

QuickTime7, Carbon, Ink, and Apple's own hardware RAID support look to be on the chopping block for macOS 10.15, along with the removal of support for 32-bit apps.

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Pro photo workflow tool Aperture won't work after macOS Mojave, Apple says

04/30/2019, 11:04 am

Flagging the end of an era, Aperture -- Apple's pro-oriented photo workflow software -- will no longer work in the next major version of macOS following Mojave, the company says.

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How to share files using iCloud Drive

04/29/2019, 02:04 pm

Once you understand how it works -- and know the right sequence of steps to go through -- then file sharing with iCloud Drive is tremendous when it's working. It's just that setting it up is surprisingly confusing, so let's walk through it.

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Apple issues fourth developer builds of iOS 12.3, tvOS 12.3, macOS 10.14.5, watchOS 5.2.1 [u]

04/29/2019, 01:04 pm

Apple has moved on to its fourth round of betas for this cycle, providing developers testing its operating systems new builds of iOS 12.3, tvOS 12.3, watchOS 5.2.1, and macOS 10.14.5, as well as a third build of new Apple TV software

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