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2020 iMac Teardown Reveals Internal Changes and SimilaritiesA teardown video, shared by OWC, reveals the internal changes in the new 2020 27-inch iMac.

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Apple objects to app's pear logo trademark applicationApple has reportedly objected to a meal planner app's logo of a pear, with the iPhone maker allegedly objecting to a trademark application for a fruit-based logo.

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New Profile Looks Into Apple CEO Tim Cook's Leadership Style And How It Differs From Steve JobsFew could argue that Apple CEO Tim Cook is doing a decent job at the helm of a company that almost has a license to print money right now, but there are plenty of insights that we could learn from how he runs Apple and how he differs to the approach taken by Steve Jobs.

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How to use Control Center on Apple WatchYou may not even have realized it was there, but your Apple Watch contains a Control Center with one-tap buttons for key functions — and you can customize it.

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Apple Takes Legal Action Against Small Company With Pear LogoApple is taking legal action against the developers of the app "Prepear" due to its logo, according to iPhone in Canada.

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Big Back To School Sale Drops 16-Inch MacBook Pro to $2,099Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro is on sale this weekend, with prices dropping to $2,099 for the standard model during the back-to-school sale.

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Vissles-M review: Attractive 15.6-inch portable monitorThe 15.6-inch Vissles-M is a thin and light-weight LCD screen that easily connects to a Mac or iPad Pro, making you more productive.

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2020 iMac SSD Is Soldered To Its Logic Board And Can't Be ReplacedHere is everything you need to know, including how to expand storage down the road.

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Phil Schiller's greatest hits!We're all going to miss Phil Schiller now that he's stepped down from his role as Apple's marketing chief.

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Prototype iPhones bearing engraved mute button surface in photosPhotographs of unreleased prototypes for the iPhone 2G have been published on Twitter, indicating Apple was considering different positions for the mute switch, as well as engraving the button itself.

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Today in Apple history: It's time to ‘Think different' about Apple adsOn August 8, 1997, Steve Jobs introduced the world to the iconic slogan, "Think different." It became Apple's most famous catchphrase.

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WSJ profile of Tim Cook offers new insight into the life and leadership style of the Apple CEOA new profile from The Wall Street Journal offers an inside look at how Apple has evolved under the leadership of CEO Tim Cook.

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Apple Arcade Picks Up Game of Thrones: Tale of CrowsIn the shadow of the Wall, your watch begins. Eight thousand years before Jon Snow took the Black, the Night's Watch was formed to secure the Wall and defend the border of Westeros against the perils of the North, and all that lies beyond.

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Profits Rebound at Warren Buffett's Berkshire HathawayBerkshire reported earnings of $26.4 billion in the second quarter, a turnaround from its $49.7 billion loss in the first quarter, when the pandemic caused a plunge in the stock market.

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This massive bundle of lessons covers the range digital marketing tools.Connect your brand or product to the widest possible audience by mastering the Google, Facebook, Amazon and other digital marketing mainstays.

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Apple thrives in India, China for Q2 despite COVID-19 effectsThe iPhone was the most popular premium smartphone in India for the second quarter of 2020, according to IDC, but while the smartphone market in China slumped as a whole, Apple continued to see growth in the important market.

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Top Stories: New 27-Inch iMac, macOS Big Sur Public Beta, No Microsoft xCloud for iOSThis week saw some big developments on both the hardware and software fronts, led by a significant update to the 27-inch iMac and the launch of public beta testing for macOS Big Sur.

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Future Apple Watches may have a wireless antenna array build into the display  Apple World TodayHere's the summary of the invention: "An electronic device such as a wristwatch may be provided with wireless circuitry and a display having a display module and a cover layer."

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Notable apps and updates, Aug. 3-8On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released.

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Tim Cook's leadership style has 'reshaped how Apple staff work and think'A new profile examines how Apple CEO Tim Cook, with "cautious, collaborative and tactical" leadership, honed the Cupertino tech giant into the world's largest company.

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A supply issue won't prevent Apple from shipping the iPhone 12 in OctoberApple's iPhone 12 release was pushed back a few weeks on account of the coronavirus.

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Amazon's iPhone 8 refurbs a steal at under $262Need an iPhone that will run iOS 14 this fall? Pick up a refurbished iPhone 8 on Amazon today and pay less than $262!

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Facebook Gaming app debuts amid fight with Apple over instant gamesFacebook launched its standalone Facebook Gaming app on iOS today, but it complained loudly that Apple would not let it launch instant games that are part of the app on Android.

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Safari iOS 14 Guide: Privacy Report, Built-In Translation, Compromised Password Alerts and MoreApple introduces improvements for almost all of the built-in apps with each new iteration of iOS, and iOS 14 is no exception.

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Apple's antitrust woes stem from its obsessions with control and moneyAs it nears a $2 trillion valuation, Apple should realize it's too big to keep fighting with developers over issues that are creating antitrust headaches.

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Why we're skipping the new iMac and buying Apple stock, this week on The CultCastThis week on The CultCast: The brand-new iMac may look the same, but it's so powerful that video editors are gleefully buying two or three at a time — we'll tell you everything that's new.

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Facebook Finally Launches Its Gaming App On iOS But Not Without A Swipe At AppleFacebook has today released its Facebook Gaming app on the App Store, but in order to do that it had to comply with Apple's strict App Store policies.

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Battery Life Test: How Does iOS 14 Beta 4 Hold Up Against Beta 1 And iOS 13.6, 13.5.1So how did things pan out? Across both the iPhone 11 and iPhone SE we can say that iOS 14 beta 4 compares well with the other releases, but the real star of the show was the first iOS 14 beta.

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IPads will keep 1 million California students in need connectedApple and T-Mobile are collaborating to connect up to 1 million California students in need with iPads equipped with 4G internet connectivity.

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'The Good Place,' 'Jurassic World,' 'The Secret Garden'Apple holds sales on iTunes content every week, and this week's best deals include 4K movies like "Jurassic World," fourth wall breakers like "The Muppets," and TV boxsets like "The Good Place."

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MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Blue Light Screen Protector for Mac or iPad From OcushieldFor this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Ocushield to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Blue Light Screen Protector for the Mac or the iPad.

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These are the latest Apple Arcade games for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and Apple TVApple Arcade launched with over 100 titles in September 2019 and more exclusive titles are being added weekly.

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Apple Arcade Gains 'Game of Thrones: Tale of Crows'Apple regularly adds new games to its Apple Arcade gaming service, and this week's new title is "Game of Thrones: Tale of Crows," which is described as a real time idle game, where time passes even when you're not playing.

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Join the Night's Watch in Game of Thrones: Tale of Crows on Apple ArcadeReturn to the world of Game of Thrones in a new game for Mac, iPhone and Apple TV.Photo: HBO.

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Review: Nanoleaf's $200 HomeKit-Enabled Hexagons Paint Your Walls With ColorNanoleaf has been making wall-mounted HomeKit-connected lights since 2017 with the launch of the triangle-shaped Light Panels, which were followed by 2018's square-shaped Canvas panels.

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Leather cuff for Apple Watch is crazy comfortable, super-stylishMonowear's Contemporary Leather Cuff is so good, it might just be my favorite Apple Watch band to date.

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August 7, 2020Six Colors by Jason Snell and Dan Moren.

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You Can Make Dark Mode Even Darker In macOS 11 Big SurApps running in Dark Mode benefit from Desktop Tinting. When active, Desktop Tinting causes window backgrounds to pick up color from the user’s desktop picture.

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Game of Thrones: Tale of Crows is the latest addition to Apple Arcade  Apple World TodayGame of Thrones: Tale of Crow s is this week's addition to Apple Arcade, Apple's US$4.99/month or $49.99/year game streaming service that has over 120 games.

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27-inch iMac flash storage cannot be replaced or upgradedWhile a 27-inch iMac with 4TB or 8TB of flash storage has that storage in a slot, the entire line does not support user storage upgrades.

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Apple, T-Mobile providing Internet-equipped iPads to one million California students  Apple World TodayState Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond has announced that the California Department of Education is collaborating with Apple and T-Mobile to connect up to one million students in need as most schools across California expect to begin the next school year in distance learnin.

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California school students are getting 1 million iPads for back-to-schoolTo support virtual learning programs in the fall, Apple and T-mobile are teaming up to provide up to one million discounted iPads for California's neediest students and families.

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Apple donates to Beirut relief efforts following massive explosions  Apple World TodayApple CEO Tim Cook has tweeted that the tech giant is donating to relief organizations that are helping with immediate needs and long-term support in Beirut following a devastating explosion.

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Leaked Photo Shows What Could Be The iPhone 12 OLED Display UnitWe already know that Apple will equip all of this year's iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro releases with an OLED screen, but we might have just been treated to our first look at one.

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How to upgrade the RAM on the 27-Inch iMacThe 2020 27-inch iMac is a worthwhile upgrade to the previous version, Apple still has exorbitant prices on RAM.

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Tim Cook pledges relief aid to BeirutApple is to support both the "immediate needs" and "long-term support" of relief organizations in Beirut, following the explosion that claimed at least 137 lives.

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Apple pledges to support Beirut relief efforts after tragic explosionIn the aftermath of the devastating explosion in Beirut, Apple CEO Tim Cook has announced that the company will be donating to both short and long-term relief efforts.

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Apple and T-Mobile to Supply 1 Million iPads to California StudentsApple and T-Mobile are to supply students in California with up to one million iPads, according to a press release from the California Department of Education.

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Apple Donating to Beirut Relief Efforts: 'We Grieve With the People of Lebanon'In a tweet, Apple CEO Tim Cook today indicated that Apple will be donating to relief organizations that are helping with immediate needs and long-term support in Beirut, following a deadly explosion in the city earlier this week.

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New 27-Inch iMac's Storage Affixed to Logic Board, 4TB and 8TB Configurations Have Expansion ConnectorFollowing a report from German blog iFun.de that claimed the new 27-inch iMac's flash storage is soldered to the logic board, MacRumors has obtained additional information in an internal document for Apple technicians.

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IPhone 12 camera lenses fail during testing. But don't panicAccording to noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple has encountered a problem with the camera lenses it plans to use for the iPhone 12.

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Sony's brilliant AirPods Pro alternatives are now even cheaper — save $52Sony's terrific WF-1000XM3 earbuds are widely regarded as the best alternatives to AirPods Pro. Get yours today for $51.99 less.

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Apple Explains Why xCloud, Google Stadia and Other Game Streaming Services Will Not Be Allowed On iOSOur customers enjoy great apps and games from millions of developers, and gaming services can absolutely launch on the App Store as long as they follow the same set of guidelines applicable to all developers, including submitting games individually for review, and appearing in charts and search.

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Deals: Shop the First Sale on Apple's New 27-Inch iMac on ExpercomMacRumors readers have a chance to save on the just-released 27-inch iMac this week at Expercom, thanks to our partnership with the retailer.

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Apple Watch Fall Detection could send your health data to emergency servicesApple Watch Fall Detection has been credited with saving a number of lives, thanks to its ability to automatically call emergency services if it detects you falling and you dont confirm that youre ok.

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Apple's block of Xcloud and Stadia game streaming apps is at best consumer-hostileApple's policies have effectively spiked an entire category of gaming apps that are no different from a security, technical, or content review standpoint than controlling a Netflix movie with a game controller.

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Score 4 awesome iPhone apps for less than half-priceThis roundup of four massively discounted iOS apps covers coding languages, workouts and meal plans, cloud storage and more.

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Facebook blasts Apple policies, Gaming app finally debuts in App StoreFacebook's Gaming app is coming to iOS after a several month delay following its launch on Android.

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Apple, Microsoft spar over cloud gaming against antitrust backdropOur customers enjoy great apps and games from millions of developers, and gaming services can absolutely launch on the App Store as long as they follow the same set of guidelines applicable to all developers, including submitting games individually for review, and appearing in charts and search.

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New 27-inch iMac, Phil Schiller's new role and more, on the AppleInsider podcastApple refreshed the iMac lineup, Phil Schiller is now an Apple Fellow while Greg Joswiak is promoted to marketing SVP, Microsoft is in talks to acquire TikTok, all this week, on the AppleInsider Podcast.

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Always have the right charging cable: the 3-in-1 SupercordDon't you hate it when you need to charge a bunch of different devices? You might need a Lightning charging cable for your iPhone or iPad, a USB-C cable for your iPad Pro, and a micro-USB cable for a drone or camera.

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Apple rolls into the weekend with new movie promo from $4, Spider-Man sale, moreApples latest movie sale on its iTunes storefront offers a large selection of films from $4 for the weekend.

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IPhone 12 supplier having issuesIn a note to clients — as noted by MacRumors — analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that one of Apple's camera lens suppliers for the "non-Pro" iPhone 12 is having quality issues.

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HBO and Peacock indirectly make Apple TV the best streaming boxApple released the Apple TV 4K in late 2017, along with annual updates to tvOS.

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Woot brings big discounts to 10.2-inch iPad, 2018 iPad Pro refurbsWoot's latest blowout on Apple devices offers big discounts on 10.2-inch iPad and 2018 iPad Pro refurbs.

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Trump signs executive order banning TikTok, WeChat on Sept. 20President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order that will block any transactions between U.S. companies and the parent firms of TikTok and WeChat starting Sept.

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Despite its challenges, TikTok remains world's no. 1 non-gaming appDespite the controversy surrounding it, 15-second video creation and sharing app TikTok remained the world's most downloaded non-gaming app in July, according to a new report by Sensor Tower.

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TikTok 'shocked' by US executive order and impending banSocial media platform TikTok says that President Donald Trump's executive order that will ban TikTok and WeChat in the US was issued without due process, and it will fight the order.

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Today in Apple history: Original Mac Pro launch brings serious Intel powerOn August 7, 2006, Apple's first Mac Pro launched. The high-end desktop Mac marked the completion of Apple's transition to Intel processors.

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Best Mac laptop in 2020: Apple laptop reviews and ratings  Apple World TodayIf you are about to purchase a new laptop, we are sure that the latest MacBook devices are at the top of your shopping list.

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Facebook blames Apple for not allowing games in Facebook Gaming appThe social media giant says that it has been forced to release an "inferior" version of its Facebook Gaming app in order for Apple to accept it onto the App Store.

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A New iMac, a Google Gotcha, and a Zoom ZingerApple updated the 27" iMac this week, and it may be the last new desktop Mac running Intel processors, but should you buy this one or wait for Apple's own chips?"

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Facebook Criticizes Apple's App Store Policies, Launches Gaming App on iOS Without GamesFacebook today joined Microsoft in condemning Apple's App Store policies, after the company was forced to remove the games feature from its Facebook Gaming app, which launches today on iOS.

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How to Sign PDFs on iPhone, iPad, and MacDo you have documents to sign? You don't need to worry about printing, scanning, or even downloading a third-party app.

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Microsoft fires back at Apple, accusing it of treating gaming apps differentlyHour after Apple explained why Microsoft's xCloud wouldn't be coming to iOS, Microsoft shot back and accused the company of "consistently treating gaming apps differently."

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How to use QuickPath keyboard in iOS 13IOS 13 QuickType keyboard includes QuickPath, so you can swipe your finger from one letter to the next to enter a word without removing your finger from the keyboard.

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How to Send Files SecurelyThere are a number of ways you can send files securely to anyone over the internet.

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Trump's executive order won't hurt Fortnite or League of LegendsPresident Trump's executive order blocking transactions involving Tencent's WeChat will not hurt games owned, or partially owned, by Tencent.

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News round-up: OWC Rover for Apple's Mac Pro, more  Apple World TodaySince Steve and I can't cover everything, we'll frequently offer a wrap-up of news items you should check out.

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Trump Signs Executive Orders to Ban US Transactions With Chinese Companies ByteDance and TencentPresident Donald Trump has signed two executive orders that would officially ban any U.S. transactions with the Chinese companies that own TikTok and WeChat, in an escalation of the ongoing technological cold war between the two countries.

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Facebook Gaming Finally Clears Apple Hurdle, Arriving in App StoreSaying Apple forced changes during months of rejection, the social network is releasing a version for iPhone and iPad users today.

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More quality control issues hit 'iPhone 12', but won't alter launchA new report from Ming-Chi Kuo stays that one manufacturer is finding cracked coatings on their camera lenses for the "iPhone 12" and "iPhone 12 Max," but it's not expected to delay the launch.

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PSA: New episode of Little Voice and The Oprah Conversation on Apple TV+Having launched with a two-part episode last week, episode 3 of The Oprah Conversation is titled "How to be an antiracist." It features Winfrey in conversation with author, historian and race and discrimination scholar Ibram X. Kendi.

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Sony WH-1000XM4 Noise-Canceling Headphones Now Available for $350Sony's flagship WH-1000MX3 noise-canceling headphones have been among the best on the market for some time, and this week Sony released its fourth-generation WH-1000XM4 headphones boasting some notable improvements on the previous model.

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Kuo: iPhone 12 Camera Lens Supplier Experiencing Quality Issues, But May Not Affect Launch ScheduleOne of Apple's camera lens suppliers for the upcoming non-Pro iPhone 12 models is having quality issues, according to a new research note from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo seen by MacRumors.

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Photo of iPhone 12 OLED display leaks onlineA new photo posted on Twitter purports to show an OLED display from Apple's forthcoming iPhone 12.

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2020 iMac benchmarks show substantial speed boostThe very first benchmark scores are coming to light for the 2020 iMac that Apple unveiled Tuesday, and this computer is already showing a healthy performance increase over the 2019 version.

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Apple confirms Google Stadia and services like it aren't currently allowed on iPhone, iPadGoogles Stadia platform has helped start a new form of gaming, streaming from the cloud.

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Review: Nimble Disc Case does good while protecting your iPhoneNimble's latest iPhone case blends sleek protection with an eco-friendly cause as the accessory maker debuts its latest offering — the clear Disc Case, made of recycled CDs.

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PSA: Apple Cash service experiencing downtime for some usersUpdate: Apple says the issue is now fixed and users should be able to use Apple Cash again.

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App Store approvals mean major headaches for cloud gaming servicesGoogle Stadia and Microsoft Xbox Game Pass cloud gaming services aren’t debuting on iPhone or iPad any time soon.

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Microsoft's xCloud and Xbox Game Pass Not Coming to iOS Due to Apple's RestrictionsMicrosoft's "Project xCloud" streaming game service that pairs with its Xbox Game Pass won't be available on iPhone and iPad when it launches this September, and Apple's App Store restrictions are to blame.

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Apple explains why Microsoft xCloud won't be coming to the iPhoneApple has now specified why Microsoft's xCloud won't be coming to iOS, by pointing out that streaming game services are explicitly prohibited according to App Store policies.

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Intel hacked, first wave of stolen chip data released in 20GB dumpA hacker has released 20GB of confidential chip engineering data stolen from Intel, with the data made available potentially leading to new zero-day threats for users across multiple platforms.

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Apple's new iMacs are now discounted with our exclusive promo codeYesterday, Apple officially announced new iMacs coming down the pipeline, and today were seeing our first discounts.

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Amazon launches Big Summer Sale, back-to-school deals offer up to 75% offAmazon's long-awaited Big Summer Sale is here, and while we still have to wait for Prime Day 2020, shoppers can save up to 75% off back-to-school supplies, tech accessories and more.

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You can now try the macOS Big Sur public betaApple today made the first public beta of macOS Big Sur — version 11 of Apple's desktop OS — a month after it did so for iOS and iPadOS 14.

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AirDrop Proved Handy on NASA's Demo-2 MissionThe successful completion of the NASA Demo-2 mission recently made headlines, but it turns out there was an Apple-related twist during the mission.

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Download: First macOS 11 Big Sur Public Beta ReleasedApple has today made the first release of the macOS 11 Big Sur public beta available to those who had registered with Apple for public testing.

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How to Install the macOS Big Sur Public BetaApple in August released the macOS Big Sur beta for its public beta testing group, allowing them to test out the new software for Macs ahead of its release this fall.

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OWC adds wheels to your Mac Pro for a mere $199Apple's wheels for the 2019 Mac Pro cost a whopping $699. On Thursday, a third-party accessory maker launched a cheaper option.

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Anker's PowerCore Play 6700 is a portable battery bank for iPhone gamersIf you're tired of draining your iPhone's battery during long gaming sessions, Anker's new PowerCore Play 6700 portable battery combines a controller-like feel with hours of extra power.

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Apple has removed almost 42,000 games so far in App Store licensing purge in ChinaTo comply with Chinese law, Apple has removed nearly 42,000 games from its App Store in China because they didn't have proper licenses.

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How to weed out fake news you receive via WhatsAppWhatsApp has long been taking steps to fight the spread of fake news on its platform.

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Apple posts first public beta of macOS Big Sur  Apple World TodayApple has released the first public beta of macOS Big Sur and the fourth public betas of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14.

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First macOS Big Sur, fourth iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 public betas now availableApple on Thursday released the first public beta of macOS Big Sur and the fourth iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 betas to the public software testing program.

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Leaked iPhone 12 display shows the notch isn't shrinkingAn image supposedly of the iPhone 12 display hardware shows that the notch is the same size as in its predecessors.

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Apple launches macOS Big Sur public betaApple made its public betas available for iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 back in July and weve been eagerly awaiting the macOS Big Sur public.

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Apple Seeds First Public Beta of macOS Big Sur to Public Beta TestersApple today seeded the first beta of the upcoming macOS 11 Big Sur update to its public beta testing group, allowing non-developers to give the software a try ahead of its public release this fall.

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First Look: macOS Big Sur Public BetaWith the release of the macOS Big Sur Public Beta, Apple is inviting users to get a head start on the journey that will eventually lead to Macs running Apple-designed processors and software built for iPhones and iPads alongside apps made specifically for the Mac.

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Apple Seeds iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 Public Beta 4 to TestersApple today seeded new public betas of upcoming iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 updates to its public beta testing group.

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Apple releases fourth iOS 14 public beta with TV app widgets and moreApple will release fourth public betas of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 to testers today.

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IOS 14 public beta 4 was just released for the iPhoneAfter releasing iOS 14 beta 4 and iPadOS 14 beta 4 for developers on Tuesday, Apple has now issued iOS 14 public beta 4 and iPadOS 14 public beta 4.

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Is it time for Apple to reconsider an Apple branded HDTV?  Apple World TodayI doubt that this will happen, but perhaps it's time for Apple to revisit its abandoned plans for an Apple-branded HDTV.

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2020 27-Inch iMac Reviews: A Great Machine for Working From Home With Upgraded Camera, Speakers, Microphone and MoreThe 2020 27-inch iMac was announced earlier this week with updated 10th-generation Intel chips, new AMD 5000 graphics, a True Tone display, and an improved webcam, but unfortunately, the machine features no design changes.

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Nimble introduces iPhone case made from recycled compact discsNimble — a company that makes "ethically-made personal tech" — has announced Disc Case, which it says is the first protective case for iPhone made from recycled compacts discs.

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How to Move Money from Apple Cash to a Bank  Apple World TodayPerhaps you've received a payment from a friend for a shared lunch, or maybe you sold someone your old bike and they paid through Apple Cash.

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Conviva: Apple TV set-top box has 8.75% of the connected TV device market  Apple World TodayRoku remained the leader among connected TV devices, capturing half of the total viewing time for the category in the second quarter of 2020.

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Leaked Google Documents Suggest Foldable Pixel Phone in the WorksGoogle plans to release a foldable Pixel phone in the fourth quarter of next year, according to leaked internal documents.

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With Apple out of the picture, Microsoft may buyout TikTok, not just U.S. businessMicrosoft recently shared its efforts to acquire TikToks U.S. business in a public blog post.

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Will It Work? Connecting an iPod Photo to SCSI and IDE DrivesOur buddy Niles Mitchell is back with another round of Will It Work? — his YouTube series where you can see all sorts of old and new devices attempting to work with each other.

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2020 iMac review: The last picture showApple has announced that it’s moving the Mac to Apple-designed processors. The design of the iMac is stale and in desperate need of as it was last year when Apple updated the iMac.

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Deals: Price wars offer triple-digit savings on Apple's new 27-inch iMac, 2020 iMac ProApple resellers are discounting 2020 iMac models, with exclusive savings on 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMac configurations, along with the 2020 iMac Pro that now comes standard with a 10-core processor.

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This fast-charging iPhone and Apple Watch stand is a monument to good designTwelve South's HiRise Duet iPhone and Apple Watch Stand is one of the best high-end charging stands on the market.

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Save 38% on this handy, 4-in-1 USB-C hub for MacBook, iPad ProA decent USB-C hub is an essential accessory for any MacBook or iPad Pro owner.

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Compared: $4,999 27-inch iMac vs $4,999 iMac ProAlthough the iMac Pro carries Apple's professional designation, your money may be better spent on a 2020 27-inch iMac.

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Supposed iPhone 12 Display Unit LeaksAn image supposedly of an iPhone 12 display unit has been shared online by leaker "Twitter user Mr."

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Twitter app's latest update lets you control who can reply to your tweetsTwitter started testing the feature with a small number of users back in May. However, with this latest update it rolls it out to every user.

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Microsoft ends cloud streaming beta for iOS, preps Android-only launchThis is disappointing, to say the least. I took a look at the xCloud preview back in February and found it passable, if not amazing, but I was hopeful that its continued development would see it becoming a more refined product.

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Leak claims to show 'iPhone 12' OLED screenA new photograph from a reliable leaker shows what's claimed to be the OLED screen from the forthcoming "iPhone 12."

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2020 iMac Benchmarks Surface Online, SSDs Soldered to MotherboardBenchmarks from the new 2020 iMac have today been shared online by Mac Otakara. The Geekbench benchmarks are from the newly-released...

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Apple could 'lead the industry' in AI, says Cupertino's machine learning bossApple is using machine learning technology in more and more of its features, John Giannandrea, Apple's Senior Vice President for Machine Learning and AI Strategy, reveals in a new interview with Ars Technica.

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Apple wants to bring Zoom-like background replacement to 'Apple Glass'Future "Apple Glass," or other such Apple headsets, may be able to replace a background with any image chosen by the wearer.

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OWC Quick-Change Wheel Kit for 2019 Mac Pro Available for Pre-Order for Just $199OWC today announced the upcoming launch of its Rover Pro wheels kit for the new Mac Pro, an innovative quick-change solution to convert back and forth between feet and wheels at a much cheaper price than Apple's official wheels kit.

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Apple's AI chief on the critical nature of machine learning in the company's productsThere’s a lot packed in here, from Apple’s feelings about on-device processing of data to the company’s view on privacy, to even the threats—or lack thereof—of machine learning and AI.

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Become a true master of Microsoft Excel with these master classesThis massive set of Excel lessons covers everything from the basics to some of its most advanced and powerful features.

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OWC undercuts Apple's $699 Mac Pro wheels with $199 conversion kitOWC has begun accepting preorders for it's Rover Pro wheel kit that allows you to easily add wheels to your Mac Pro for less than a third of the cost of Apple's add-on wheel kit.

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Light up your life with style: The Marangoni Electronic LightTired of lamps and desktop lights that are just plain boring? The Marangoni Electronic Light brings a sense of style into your home or office, with no traditional power switch to speak of.

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US could boot more of China's 'untrusted' apps from the App StoreThe Trump Administration wants to eliminate "untrusted" Chinese apps from the App Store as part of a multi-phase "Clean Network" plan to cut down on potential security risks from China.

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Apple's technology helps quadriplegic man, but still needs workFor someone living with a disability, the right technology can literally be life-changing. Apple's technology helps many people live a more independent...

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Apple's John Giannandrea talks Apple Silicon, moving from Google to AppleIn a wide-ranging interview, Apple's head of Artificial Intelligence John Giannandrea states that it's "technically wrong" for AI to be processed at data centers instead of on a user's own device.

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Apple using machine learning for almost everythingApple's artificial intelligence chief says that Apple is using machine learning in almost every aspect of how we interact with our devices, but there is much more to come.

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Apple wants its ‘Apple Glasses' to have embedded chroma keying  Apple World TodayApple has filed for another patent involving its rumored "Apple Glasses," an augmented reality / mixed reality head-mounted display.

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Apple patent filing involves a multi-function peripheral attachment for an iPad  Apple World TodayApple has filed for a patent for "peripheral housing for a computing device." It involves a multi-functional iPad accessory that can serve as a stand, a handle, and an Apple Pencil holder, as well as providing a lot for inserting an external keyboard.

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US to Purge ‘Untrusted' Apps in New Measures Against ChinaThe U.S. government is stepping up efforts against Chinese technology companies as it prepares to purge App Stores of "untrusted" Chinese apps, reports Reuters.

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Twitter iOS App Now Lets All Users Limit Who Can Reply to Their TweetsTwitter has updated its official iOS app to allow all users to limit who can reply to their tweets.

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Today in Apple history: Microsoft investment helps save AppleOn August 6, 1997, Steve Jobs reveals that Microsoft invested $150 million into Apple. The controversial cash infusion saves Apple.

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Apple Watch Series 3 still an insanely good deal at $169The wonderful Apple Watch Series 3 is still more affordable than ever thanks to a $30 discount from Amazon.

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US trying for 'clean network' by banning 'untrusted Chinese apps' like WeChat, TikTokDescribing them as "untrusted Chinese apps," the US government says it wants WeChat, TikTok, and other unspecified services to be banned from all of the app stores in the US.

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Lady Gaga will be hosting a new show on Apple Music starting FridayThe song "Radio Ga-Ga" gave Lady Gaga her stage name, and now, years later, Lady Gaga has her own radio show.

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Future iPhone may pre-process video on the image sensor to cut size and reduce power demandApple is looking at ways of reducing how much processing an iPhone or other device has to do on the image sensor itself in order to produce high quality video, with the aim of saving both file size and battery power.

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Google Announces New Mobile Features for Docs, Sheets, and Slides, Including Upcoming Dark ModeGoogle has announced a handful of mobile enhancements for its Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps that are active now or will be rolling out on iOS soon. ...

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News round-up: ‘August Five to Buy,' moreSince Steve and I can't cover everything, we'll frequently offer a wrap-up of news items you should check out.

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Oscar-winning director's iPhone short is all about the joy of shooting verticallyPeople who shoot iPhone videos vertically are often mocked for having committed some nigh-unforgivable sin.

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Apple Adds 27-inch iMac to Nano-Texture Glass Cleaning Guidance and That Apple-Approved ClothApple's latest 27-inch iMac comes with an optional nano-texture glass, which is etched at the nanometer level to cut down on reflectivity and glare for a matte look.

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Apple shares 'vertical' Damien Chazelle short film shot on iPhone 11 ProApple on Wednesday shared a new short film by director Damien Chazelle that was shot on an iPhone 11 Pro entirely in a vertical aspect ratio.

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You definitely need to try the best new Apple Maps featureThe Apple Maps Look Around feature has started rolling out internationally, with Japan being the first country outside the US to get it.

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Apple shares new ‘Vertical Cinema' Shot on iPhone short filmApple today shared a new short film that was entirely shot on the iPhone. However, unlike other clips that the company has already promoted, this one was recorded vertically.

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Apple Shares Vertical 'Shot on iPhone' Short Film by Damien ChazelleApple today shared a new video in its ongoing "Shot on iPhone" series, this time highlighting a short film that was captured by director Damien Chazelle, known for films like "La La Land" and "Whiplash."

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Day One journaling app for iOS gets major update with new Today view and Sign in with AppleDay One is one of the most popular journaling apps available for iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

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Microsoft ends iOS xCloud testing, launching as Android exclusiveMicrosoft has confirmed that it has ended its xCloud game service testing on iOS — on the same day it announced new partnerships with Samsung.

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This shoestring iPad Pro setup is flexible and frugalFor law teacher Craig Smith, working from home meant improvising. And the inexpensive but effective DIY setup he concocted throws together a couple of strange Apple bedfellows: He uses a vintage PowerBook G4 to elevate his main computer, an 11-inch iPad Pro.

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Apple had issues with Game Center, iCloud Account, and iCloud Keychain on WednesdayFor about three hours, Apple's System Status page indicated some users were unable to use certain services, such as Game Center and various iCloud features.

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Brilliant iMac concept includes a feature Apple should adopt immediatelyA new iMac concept design includes is a small-but-genius improvement that Apple should have thought of years ago.

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Make Dark Mode Darker in macOS Big Sur With New Toggle to Disable Wallpaper TintThe fourth beta of macOS Big Sur, released yesterday, adds a new toggle in System Preferences that's designed to disable the wallpaper tinting feature that's meant to make windows blend in with the desktop wallpaper.

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Now-fixed exploit used Microsoft Office macros to hack macOSA now-fixed exploit in the macOS version of Microsoft Office may have allowed attackers to hack a Mac user just by getting them to open a document.

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How to Send Your Medical ID to First Responders in an iPhone Emergency CallSince the appearance of the Apple Health App, it's been possible to store emergency Medical ID information on your iPhone where it can be viewed by first responders.

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Apple TV+ nabs detective drama from Robert Downey Jr.'s production companyThe series centers on a down-at-the-heels cop trying to solve a decades-old cold case.

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The Co-Inventor of the Computer Mouse Has Passed OnLargely overlooked while he was alive, his contributions make him one of the most influential people in the history of computing.

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Smart TV adoption outpacing streaming devices like Apple TV, RokuStreaming devices and set-top boxes like Roku or the Apple TV are increasingly losing ground to internet-connected smart TVs with the shift amplified by the coronavirus pandemic, new data shows.

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SoundSource 5 adds new features, revamped interfaceSoundSource has always excelled at being a replacement for the traditional macOS menu bar audio widget, but I have a confession to make: for years, I’ve kept both SoundSource and the default widget in my menu bar, because the latter made it a little easier to switch audio inputs.

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Olive Smart Ear: An earbud for enhancing soundToday we're taking a look at a smart earbud that is designed to enhance sound.

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This Apple Store Easter egg is popping!The Apple Store app debuted 10 years ago, and laid an Easter egg to recognize this milestone.

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Google's $349 Pixel 4a vs. Apple's $399 iPhone SEGoogle this week launched its newest smartphone, the $349 Pixel 4a, a low-cost device that's designed to compete with other affordable devices like Apple's iPhone SE.

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Strapa band for Apple Watch puts fine Italian leather on your wristIf you want a leather Apple Watch band that feels great, looks spectacular, and is built to last you years, you should really do yourself a favor and check out the wonderful Ingenium band from Strapa.

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Robert and Susan Downey's production company to product Apple TV+ series  Apple World TodayApple has given a straight-to-series order to a drama that hails from Adam Perlman as well as Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey's Team Downey production company, reports Variety.

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8 Third-Party Home Screen Widgets That You Can Try Out Now on iOS 14One of the biggest new features of iOS 14 is Home Screen widgets, which provide information from apps at a glance.

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IOS 14: How to Use Safari's Webpage Translation FeatureIn iOS 14, Apple introduced a Translate app that can translate several different languages in real-time, and Safari picked up new translation capabilities, too.

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Apple signs straight-to-series order to Robert Downey Jr.'s production companyRobert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey's production company, Team Downey, will be producing a new drama for Apple TV+.

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Apple Adds New 'Benefits' Section to Jobs SiteApple this week updated its "Jobs at Apple" website with a new Benefits section that's designed to explain to potential employees the perks that Apple offers to its workforce.

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The Rebound 301: Stunned SilenceSix Colors by Jason Snell and Dan Moren.

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Apple Inks Deal for Detective Show Produced by Robert Downey Jr.Apple has given a straight to series order for a detective drama series executive produced by Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey's Team Downey production company, reports Variety.

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The best Thunderbolt 3 docks for your Mac in 2020If you need to add more ports to your MacBook Pro or iMac, one of the best ways to do that is to get a Thunderbolt 3 dock.

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Lady Gaga will host 'Gaga Radio' every Friday in August on Beats1Starting Friday, Lady Gaga will host a radio show on Apple Music's Beats1 called Gaga Radio, centered around dance music and the creation of her latest album, Chromatica.

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Lady Gaga to launch new radio show on Apple Music  Apple World TodayGaga Radio premieres Friday, August 7 at 11 am , with new episodes every Friday.

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Bargain iPhone refurbs are back from as little as $144.99In addition to unbelievably cheap Apple Watch refurbs, Woot is also blowing out bargain iPhones from as little as $144.99 today only.

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Security Researcher Shows Off Now-Fixed macOS Hack That Used Microsoft OfficeMacOS users could be targeted with malicious attacks using Microsoft Office files that have macros embedded, according to details on the now-fixed exploit shared today by security researcher Patrick Wardle, who also spoke to Motherboard.

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10 reasons I'll miss Phil Schiller as he becomes Apple FellowFor long-time Apple fans like myself, Tuesday marked the end of an era. Phil Schiller stepped down from his role as VP of worldwide marketing.

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Apple says multiple iCloud services are currently down for some usersApple has updated its System Status webpage today to note that a variety of different iCloud services are suffering from downtime.

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Clockwise 358: What's It Called? The Yellow OneSix Colors by Jason Snell and Dan Moren.

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7 features Apple should steal from Samsung Galaxy Note 20 UltraSamsung's newly-unveiled Galaxy Note 20 Ultra offers 7 features iOS fans should hope will be in Apple's next flagship iPhone.

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SoundSource 5 Brings a Streamlined Interface and More to the Powerful Mac Audio Control UtilityLongtime Mac developer Rogue Amoeba today announced the launch of SoundSource 5, the next-generation version of its software utility that gives you much greater control over audio on your Mac.

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Lady Gaga Hosting 'Gaga Radio' Show on Apple MusicLady Gaga is the latest artist to launch an Apple Music weekly show, and with "Gaga Radio" she'll chat with dance and music stars and debut exclusive DJ mixes.

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Samsung Launches Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Z Fold 2, and Galaxy Buds to Compete With Apple's iPhones and AirPods ProSamsung today held a virtual Galaxy Unpacked event where it unveiled its next-generation smartphones that will compete with Apple's 2020 iPhone lineup, set to come out in the fall.

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Microsoft in talks to buy TikTok for up to $30 billionMicrosoft plans on finishing its TikTok acquisition talks ahead of the September 15 deadline set by President Trump, with a potential offer of up to $30 billion on the table.

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Apple Store Easter egg celebrates its 10th anniversaryA whimsical Easter egg celebrates the Apple Store's 10th anniversary when users search for "10 years" in the app.

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Consumers went on a ‘tablet buying spree' in quarter two with the iPad the clear winnerDespite intense economic hardship related to COVID-19 quarantine orders, consumer and commercial customers went on a tablet buying spree to support initiatives.

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Apple Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Apple Store App With BalloonsIt's been 10 years since the launch of the Apple Store app, and to celebrate, Apple has a little hidden easter egg that you can find if you search for "10 years" in the Apple Store app.

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Samsung targets Apple with new flagship smartphones, Apple Watch competitor, and Galaxy Buds with ANCSamsung has launched a slew of products at its virtual Unpacked event today including its latest smartphones, smartwatch, fully-wireless earbuds, and more.

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The Hackett File: When Apple stumblesThat’s not to say that I don’t think widgets will be popular and successful — I just think that there will see a spike in popularity before things level off.

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Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time heads for Apple ArcadeSamurai Jack is back in a new adventure. Adult Swim Games is bringing Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time to Apple Arcade in the near future.

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IPhone and Apple Watch deals from $100, Satechi Back to School sale, moreWoots 1-day iPhone and Apple Watch sale highlights todays 9to5Toys Lunch Break, along with the new Satechi back to school promotion, and Apples Space Gray Keyboard.

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Four New Games Coming to Apple Arcade: Next Stop Nowhere, Samurai Jack, The Last Campfire, World's End ClubUsers on the iOS 14 beta will find that Apple has listed four new Apple Arcade games as "coming soon" in the App Store, as noted by our sister site TouchArcade.

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The high-end 27-inch iMac is more 'pro' than the iMac Pro isEven though the new 27-inch iMac has received mostly minor updates, Apple's upgrade decisions make it look as if the iMac Pro is on the way out.

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Where does the iMac go from here?The big question is, what’s next for the iMac? While this new revision makes the current iMac a bit faster and a bit nicer, it’s a fairly modest upgrade.

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Developer's App Store account erroneously flagged as maliciousApple might like to disingenuously compare itself to a brick and mortar store, but is there really an analogous case where something like this happens overnight to an independent supplier, with little ability for recourse?

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Samsung unveils Galaxy Note20, Watch3, Z Fold2, Buds LiveSamsung's Unpacked event has seen the launch of a number of new devices, including the Galaxy Fold 2, the Galaxy Note 20 Series, Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+, Galaxy Buds Live, and the Galaxy Watch 3.

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Kensington UltraThin Magnetic Privacy Screens released for MacBook Pro, MacBook AirPrevent shoulder-surfers and "visual hackers" with the Apple Store-exclusive Kensington magnetic privacy screen for your MacBook Air or MacBook Pro.

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The Apple Store app is hiding a virtual surprise partyThe Apple Store app turned 10 this past June, and Apple is celebrating the milestone with a fun Easter egg.

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Instagram Launches TikTok Competitor 'Reels'Instagram has today officially launched "Reels," a new short-form video service set to rival TikTok, in over 50 countries, including the U.S., India, France, Germany, Japan, Australia, and the U.K.

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Apple Releases New Version of 30W USB-C Power Adapter, But Changes UnclearApple today quietly released a new version of its 30W USB-C power adapter with the model number MY1W2AM/A.

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Virginiafirst state to launch COVID-tracking app using Apple APIVirginia has launched its contact-tracing app using Apple and Google's COVID-19-focused API, becoming the first state in the U.S. to do so.

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Virginia Releases COVID-19 Exposure App Based on Apple and Google APIVirginia this week became the first U.S. state to release a COVID-19 exposure notification app using Apple's and Google's jointly developed API, as noted by Kyle Carmitchel on Twitter.

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Mistake by Apple kills all Mac developer's appsAn automated mistake by Apple resulted in the company remotely killing all of a Mac developer's apps.

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Microsoft's xCloud Unavailable on iOS at Launch, Future UncertainMicrosoft's upcoming "Project xCloud" game streaming service is set to launch on September 15th, exclusively on Android devices.

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Virginia launches first COVID-19 exposure notification app in U.S. using Google-Apple APIOn Wednesday, the Virginia Department of Health released its official COVID-19 exposure notification app, and it is the first in the United States to use the Google and Apple API.

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Deals: MacBook Pro and Air Sales Hit at Multiple Retailers, Save Up to $300 on Latest ModelsThere are a few Mac notebook sales happening this week at Amazon and B&H Photo.

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Get comprehensive lessons in four of Adobe's top powerhouse apps.Master the fundamentals and advanced features and techniques of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Spark.

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Virginia becomes first US state to debut COVID-19 tracing app using Apple and Google APIThe Exposure Notification API developed by Apple and Google is officially being put to use in the United States.

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Pair arrested in Netherlands for theft of $629,000 in Apple WatchesA massive Apple Watch theft occurred in May, with Danish authorities making an arrest after the unsolved case was highlighted on a television show.

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Ring of magnets could make iPhone 12's wireless charging easierThe new iPhone 12 chassis could include a mysterious circular array of 36 magnets inside its chassis, possibly to help with wireless charging, suggest new images posted to Weibo and shared by the EverythingApplePro Twitter account.

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Spending on the Apple App Store grew 22.7% year-over-year in first half of 2020  Apple World TodayConsumer spending on mobile apps and app installs grew significantly during the first half of 2020, in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new data from Sensor Tower.

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Pixelate Your Sound with the Tivoo-Max Smart Alarm Clock and SpeakerTired of boring old Bluetooth speakers? Imagine having one with a bright LED display that YOU can program, or load with fun animated pixel art from creators around the world.

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Bag Apple Watch refurbs for as little as $99.99 today onlyWoot's spectacular sale on Apple Watch refurbs has returned for one day only. A range of models is available, from Series 1 to Series 4, with prices starting at just $99.99.

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Judge enters final judgement in Apple vs. Caltech legal battle  Apple World TodayA California federal judge has entered final judgment against Apple and Broadcom after the California Institute of Technology's US$1.1 billion patent jury trial win, but held off on deciding Caltech's bid to double the damages until after the inevitable appeal in the case is concluded, reports Law3.

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An introduction to every Apple Fellow in company historyPhil Schiller is far from the only Apple Fellow in history. Here's what you need to know about the other employees awarded the title.

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Today in Apple history: Beginning of the end for clone MacsOn August 5, 1997, Apple got into a standoff with Mac clone makers Power Computing, marking the beginning of the end for the clone era.

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How to use the Calculator app in watchOS 6The Apple Watch received a Calculator app as of watchOS 6. You can tap its icon on the Apple Watch screen to open it.

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Alleged 'iPhone 12' Images Depict Circular Array of Magnets in ChassisEverythingApplePro, who shared the Weibo-originating images on Twitter, also posted an image of an alleged iPhone 12 case with a similar array of magnets built in, which he suggests are "likely for perfect alignment with Apple's wireless chargers."

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ARM MacBook Air a possible destination for new Apple batteryAn Apple battery has received a safety certification in South Korea, and one possibility is that its intended for use in the first ARM MacBook Air...

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Save up to 47% on the Apple Clear Case for iPhone 11, 11 ProWant an iPhone case that won't hide your smartphone's colorful design? Look no further than Apple's official Clear Case, which is now down to as little as $20.86 on Amazon for a limited time.

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Apple looks for way to help the disabled better use iPhones, iPads  Apple World TodayApple has been granted a patent for "devices, methods, and graphical user interfaces for providing control of a touch-based user interface absent physical touch capabilities." The goal is to make it easier for folks with certain disabilities to use iPhone and iPads.

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Third-Party RAM for 27-inch iMac Still Far More Affordable Than Apple's Checkout Upgrade OptionsApple yesterday announced a new 27-inch iMac with faster 10th-generation Intel Core processor options, next-generation AMD graphics, and up to a whopping 128GB of RAM.

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News round-up: lots of new developer betas, moreSince Steve and I can't cover everything, we'll frequently offer a wrap-up of news items you should check out.

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AirPods + Wireless Charging Case get rare $59 discount a€” the biggest yetAirPods with an official Wireless Charging Case are now available at their lowest price to date, thanks to a rare $59.02 discount from Amazon.

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Apple tries to make 2FA safer with domain bound SMS codesAuthenticating transactions or login sessions through SMS-based two-factor authentication is standard practice. However, SMS as a 2FA medium might not be totally secure.

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Battery Likely for New MacBook Air Again Spotted in Certification ListingsRumors suggest an updated MacBook Air could be launching sooner rather than later, and we've already seen certifications for a possible MacBook Air battery recently filed in China and Denmark.

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Apple Maps expands Look Around coverage to a country outside U.S. for the first timeApple Maps' Look Around feature, the company's answer to Google Street View, has expanded to its first international market: Japan.

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Mac App Not Starting? Here's How to Fix ItSo, you've downloaded and installed a new Mac app, only for it to refuse to open.

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Which U.S. states are using Apple's Exposure Notification API for COVID-19 contact tracing?Update August 5: Virginia becomes the first state to release a contact tracing app. Update July 13: Six weeks after the release of this feature for iPhone and Android, zero U.S. states have released apps that support contact tracing.

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MacOS Big Sur gets support for 4K YouTube videos in latest betaApple seeded macOS Big Sur beta 4 to developers on Tuesday, and the hottest new feature is very high-resolution YouTube videos.

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Apple expands Apple Maps 'Look Around' feature to JapanApple is slowly expanding the Look Around feature that was introduced last year with iOS 13.

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Compared: 2020 27-inch iMac vs 2019 iMac 5KApple on Tuesday unveiled a new generation of 27-inch iMac with faster processors, the T2 chip and only SSD storage options.

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27-inch iMac Receives Significant Update, Other iMacs Get a NodAt long last, Apple has updated the workhorse of its desktop Mac line, the 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display.

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Hand-crafted leather bands give Apple Watch an even greater feelFew things make Apple Watch more luxurious than high-quality leather. And few leather bands are as beautifully made as those from Olpr.

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UCLA explores using Apple Watch, iPhone to diagnose depressionUCLA launched a new study on Tuesday, in collaboration with Apple, designed to help revolutionize diagnosing depression and then treating it.

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2020 iMac deals: save up to $2,160 on Apple's new 27-inch iMac 5K, plus AppleCare discountApple's new 27-inch iMac may have just been announced, but AppleInsider readers can already snap up steep markdowns on the 5K systems with exclusive coupon deals and bonus savings on AppleCare for 48 hours only.

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Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of macOS Big Sur to DevelopersApple today seeded the fourth beta of the upcoming macOS Big Sur update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after releasing the third beta and over a month after the new update was unveiled at the Worldwide Developers Conference.

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Apple releases macOS 11 Big Sur beta 4 to developers, public beta still ‘coming soon'The beta testing process for macOS 11 Big Sur continues today with the release of the fourth developer beta.

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IPadOS 14 and iOS 14 Beta 4 add TV widget, fix bugsA highlight of the fourth beta of iOS 14 is a TV widget on the Home screen, giving users easy access to shows in the Apple TV app.

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