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Tuesday November 10

15:27
macOS 11 Big Sur Arrives Thursday, Delay Upgrades

macOS 11 Big Sur is right around the corner, but we recommend holding off until Apple, Mac developers, and the Mac community can smooth the rough edges.

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15:15
Four missed opportunities in the new M1-based Macs

Apple’s got new Macs with its first-ever custom designed system-on-chip, the M1. We’re getting three new Macs with the chip—a MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini—all available for order now and shipping soon.

Apple’s claims of performance and efficiency are eye-popping, and if even remotely true could be more than enough reason for Mac fans to be excited about Apple’s switch from Intel processors to its own.

Yet, we can’t help but feel the company’s entering this new era for the Mac just a little too conservatively. Outside of the M1 processor, these Macs are dead ringers for their predecessors. Here are five ways Apple could have easily made these Macs better, but didn’t.

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15:13
Noise Machine is a tiny MIDI controller for creating...

You don’t have to look far to find a capable MIDI controller in 2020, but most aren’t as small as the Noise Machine. The diminutive device measures in at 2.1 x 2.3 x 0.4 inches, making it compact enough to fit inside of a jean pocket. Whether that’s...

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15:09
9to5Mac Daily: November 10, 2020 – Apple Silicon...

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

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15:02
Apple Launches Extended Holiday Return Policy,...

Apple today updated its Returns Policy for the holiday period, extending the time in which holiday gifts and purchases can be returned in the United States.

Items purchased from the Apple Online Store that are received between November 10 and December 25, 2020 can be returned to Apple until January 8, 2021, offering holiday shoppers more than two weeks to make returns.

These dates are applicable for the U.S. store, but Apple also extends return periods in other countries as well. The time available for a return can vary by country, so before making an Apple purchase as a gift, it's worth checking the return policy where you are located.Items purchased at the Apple Online Store that are received between 10 November and 25 December 2020 may be returned up to 8 January 2021. Please note that all other terms and conditions provided in the Apple Online Store Sales and Refunds Policy are still applicable with...

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15:02
Apple Launches Extended Holiday Return Policy,...

Apple today updated its Returns Policy for the holiday period, extending the time in which holiday gifts and purchases can be returned in the United States.

Items purchased from the Apple Online Store that are received between November 10 and December 25, 2020 can be returned to Apple until January 8, 2021, offering holiday shoppers more than two weeks to make returns.

These dates are applicable for the U.S. store, but Apple also extends return periods in other countries as well. The time available for a return can vary by country, so before making an Apple purchase as a gift, it's worth checking the return policy where you are located.Items purchased at the Apple Online Store that are received between 10 November and 25 December 2020 may be returned up to 8 January 2021. Please note that all other terms and conditions provided in the Apple Online Store Sales and Refunds Policy are still applicable with...

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15:00
Apple Brings Back the PC Guy To Boast About M1...

At the end of Apple's big event today, where it launched three new Macs powered by the company's new M1 chip, the company had a surprise guest star: actor John Hodman reprising his role as the PC guy from Apple's "I'm a Mac, and I'm a PC" commercials that ran in the mid-2000s. The Verge reports: In the short video, Hodgman's put-upon PC reacts to the announcement of Apple's new M1-powered Macs, complaining about the improved performance and battery life that the new chip purportedly offers on the updated Macs, compared to what PCs can do. (Absent is Justin Long's Mac character, who made up the other half of the ad spots.)

The original ads -- launched in 2006, just after Apple began its last major architecture transition to Intel chips -- echoed a similar style, with Long's character extolling the virtues of the Mac while the hapless PC character would argue that the Windows side of things was just as good. It's not clear whether Apple will be resurrecting the ad campaign for...

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14:43
Apple's new M1 Macs won't work with...

Today Apple showed off the first Macs powered by its new M1 CPU, with a new Mac mini, MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro. It touted impressive performance marks for the new machines and promised excellent battery life, however they won’t come withou...

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14:39
MacBook Air gets dedicated Dictation, Spotlight and...

Apple has tweaked the function key layout on its new M1 MacBook Air, swapping Launchpad and keyboard brightness for Dictation, Spotlight, and Do Not Disturb.Credit: AppleThe new function key arrangement was first spotted by Bloomberg's Mark Gurman and only applies to the Apple Silicon MacBook Air. Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro with an M1 chip has a Touch Bar.

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14:33
Apple unveils holiday gift guide featuring iPhone 12...

Apple has launched its 2020 holiday gift guide in the US and some other countries just after its November Apple Silicon Mac event today. The launch comes a bit earlier than in past years and features Apple’s latest releases like the iPhone 12 lineup, Apple Watch Series 6 and SE, AirPods, the new Apple Silicon MacBooks, accessories, and more. Apple has also shared this season’s extended holiday return period.

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14:29
Apple begins accepting macOS Big Sur apps as it...

Apple has released the second macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 Release Candidate to developers at the same time as it has opened up app submissions for the new operating system.Credit: AppleThe new Release Candidate, which carries a build number of 20B28, comes ahead of the official release of macOS Big Sur on Thursday. Developers can acquire the new build from the Apple Developer Portal or as an over-the-air update in System Preferences.

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14:26
New 'Behind the Mac' ad features Kendrick...

Aired during Apple's "One More Thing" special event on Tuesday, a new "Behind the Mac" ad showcases notable figures who use the platform to create music, television, movies and more.Like past "Behind the Mac" campaigns, today's spot runs just over a minute in length and features celebrities, musicians, journalists and other content creators who rely on Mac for work.Set to Raury's "Take Back the Power," the ad transitions between photographs and video clips of Kendrick Lamar, Gloria Steinem, Billie Eilish, RuPaul, Tarana Burke, Spike Lee, Stephen Colbert, Takashi Murakami, and Saul Perlmutter. They are all seen using Mac — typically some ilk of MacBook — as they work on their respective projects.

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14:24
M1 Macs Support WiFi 6, MacBook Air Has Updated...

The M1 MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini are the first of Apple's Macs to support WiFi 6, or 802.11ax. WiFi 6 support started rolling out in Apple devices with the March 2020 launch of the iPad Pro, but Apple did not include the feature in Macs refreshed earlier in the year.

WiFi 6 brings faster speeds, expanded network capacity, lower latency, and improved power efficiency, plus it is ideal for homes where there are many WiFi-connected smart home products in use. With more and more routers starting to offer WiFi 6 performance, the update is a welcome change to the Mac lineup.

None of the Macs refreshed today got major design changes, but the ‌MacBook Air‌ features an updated row of function...

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14:16
macOS Big Sur: Next version of macOS will be...

The newest version of the Mac operating system, macOS Big Sur, is coming soon. Really soon. Big Sur is version 11, and it replaces macOS 10.15 Catalina.

Big Sur is a major upgrade with several features that users can take advantage of. In this article, we cover the major new features, as well as answer frequently asked questions. We’ll update this article as new information becomes available.

The latest: macOS Big Sur available on Nov. 12

Apple announced at its "One more thing" event that Big Sur will be available on November 12. You can download it through the App Store. You can also install it through the Software Update system preference.

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14:14
Mac App Store is now accepting app updates with...

Apple confirmed today that macOS Big Sur will be officially available to the public on Thursday, November 12. And now, developers can finally update their Mac apps with macOS Big Sur compatibility. Apple shared the news through the Apple Developer portal right after its special event today.

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13:55
M1 MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac Mini Not...

Apple's new M1-equipped MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini do not appear to be compatible with eGPUs, including the Blackmagic eGPU that Apple has promoted alongside other Macs and that is available through the online store.

As noted on Twitter, under the lists of accessories compatible with the new Macs, the Blackmagic eGPU is not listed. In the image above, the eGPU is listed as compatible with the Intel ‌MacBook Pro‌ models still available, but not compatible with the M1 models.

I assumed the M1 Macs would support eGPUs since they have Thunderbolt ports but I was wrong. Maybe a software update can bring back eGPU...

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13:47
Compared: New Apple Silicon Mac mini versus Intel...

The new Apple Silicon-based Mac mini is an entry point into Apple's new processor ecosystem, but here's how exactly it compares to the old Intel-based model.The new Mac mini with Apple Silicon M1One of the things that Apple Silicon will have to do is to draw developers and users to the platform, and one way it can accomplish that is by offering itself as a reasonably-priced computing option. For many people needing a desktop-based Mac replacement or switching from Windows-based PCs, that option largely boiled down to the Mac mini.

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13:45
Compared: New Apple Silicon MacBook Air versus Intel...

Apple's new M1-based MacBook Air could be the next portable workstation for Mac users, but how does it measure up against the long-standing Intel-based version? We compare the specifications between the two lightweights.The new MacBook Air is very similar to the old MacBook Air, at least externally.The MacBook Air has been the go-to for anyone wanting to have a MacBook that is thin and highly portable. Add in that it is the cheapest MacBook money could buy in the entire range, and you can easily see why it has become such a popular model.

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13:35
'Roblox' is hosting a Lil Nas X concert...

Lil Nas X is coming to take your kids to an old town road. On Tuesday, the rapper and singer announced that he will host a virtual concert inside of Roblox. He’ll be the first artist to perform within the hit kids game, and developer Roblox Corporati...

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13:33
Apple M1 MacBook Air, MacBook Pro stuck with 720p...

Apple has introduced a new image signal processor to its Apple Silicon MacBook Air and MacBook Pro that should bring better built-in camera quality to the laptops.Credit: AppleThe 13-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models equipped with an M1 Apple Silicon chip don't feature upgraded camera hardware. According to Apple's specifications, they still use the same 720p FaceTime HD camera that has been available on MacBook for years.

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13:26
MacBook Pro and Mac mini still available with Intel...

Today Apple released its M1 chip for the 13-inch MacBook Air and Pro and Mac mini. Currently, for the MacBook Air, Apple is only offering the M1 chip starting at $999. But for the MacBook Pro and Mac mini, Intel processor models are still available from Apple for the time being.

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13:22
Black Friday 2020: The best tech deals at Amazon,...

As in previous years, Black Friday began early in 2020—no one's waiting until the day after Thanksgiving to kick off sales. Amazon tried to get the ball rolling as early as October this year, and other retailers like Walmart are trying to tempt shoppers with staggered waves of deals in November.

Despite a more low-key vibe from stores this fall, several tantalizing deals have popped up already, with more likely to come between now and Black Friday proper (November 27). Unlike previous years, you may want to purchase items as discounts surface, due to shipping delays and increased demand for certain types of products.

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13:11
Here are the huge battery life improvements with the...

As Apple launched its new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro powered by its M1 custom Apple Silicon, we learned about the big performance gains to expect. Beyond processor and graphics performance, Apple says battery performance is seeing massive improvements giving them the “longest battery life ever in a Mac.” Here’s what Apple is rating battery runtime for the new MacBook Air and Pro.

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13:11
The Apple M1: Welcome to the Next Wave of Innovation...

Apple not only launched new Macs powered by their newly developed chip officially branded the Apple M1 today, they launched the next wave of innovation for Mac that is already crushing the competiton on day one!

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13:08
New MacBook Air keyboard features dedicated keys for...

Apple has made a small but notable tweak to the MacBook Air keyboard alongside its transition to Apple Silicon processors. The function row on the MacBook Air keyboard now features dedicated keys for Do Not Disturb, Dictation, and Spotlight.

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13:06
Everything Announced at Today's Apple Event in...

Apple today held a third fall event, this time focused on Macs. Apple announced new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini models, all of which are equipped with the first Apple Silicon chip, the M1.

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It took Apple a little bit under an hour to introduce all of the new devices during the "One More Thing" event, but we've recapped all of the announcements in just six minutes for our readers who want quick but thorough overview of the announcements.

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12:56
'Fall Guys' will be infiltrated by...

Fall Guys is becoming even more adorable with its latest costume, the goose from Untitled Goose Game. The new suit goes live on Friday, November 13th, but developers at Fall Guys studio Mediatonic showed it off on Twitch today. Notably, the four deve...

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12:52
Eufy’s popular baby monitor drops to $79 at Newegg

Eufy’s Spaceview baby monitors have been a favorite of the parents at Engadget for a reason: The company produces reliable, simple to operate video monitors that work in a variety of rooms and positions to keep an eye on your little one. The manual-p...

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12:49
Apple unveils new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac...

The switch from Intel processors to Apple Silicon is now underway, and Apple on Tuesday during its “One more thing” event unveiled three Macs with Apple’s new M1 processor.

The three new Apple Silicon Macs—MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini—are available for purchase now, and will start shipping next week. Here are the details on these new Macs.

MacBook Air

Apple has replaced all the Intel-based models with M1-based laptops. According to Apple, the new MacBook AirRemove non-product link offers 3.5 times faster CPU performance than its predecessor, as well as 5 times faster graphics performance, nine times faster machine learning speed, and two times the SSD speed.

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12:47
Apple Silicon M1 Macs do not support eGPUs

While Apple was touting the improved graphical capability of the new Apple Silicon Macs, they neglected to mention during the event that the M1 chip does not support eGPU technologies.A MacBook Pro with an external GPU.AppleInsider has confirmed that the new Apple Silicon Macs based on the M1 processor will not support any external graphics processing units. This means the new Mac mini, MacBook Air, and 13-inch MacBook Pro will solely utilize their own on-processor GPUs.

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12:45
Apple's M1 Chip Brings Massive Battery Life...

Apple's new 13-inch MacBook Pro and 13-inch MacBook Air models are equipped with the M1, which is the first Apple Silicon chip. In addition to bringing impressive performance improvements, the M1 chip also significantly increases battery life.

The battery in the ‌MacBook Air‌ (49.9WHr) lasts for up to 15 hours with wireless web browsing and up to 18 hours when watching movies using the Apple TV app. The prior-generation model lasted for up to 11 hours when browsing the web, or up to 12 hours when watching movies.

Battery life is even better in the new ‌MacBook Pro‌, which has a 58.2 WHr battery. The battery lasts for up to 17 hours when browsing the web and up to 20 hours when watching a movie using the ‌Apple TV‌ app. The prior-...

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12:36
Apple Ends Today's Mac Event With Return of...

Apple today hosted a virtual event to introduce its first three Macs with its custom-designed M1 chip, promising up to 3.5x faster CPU performance, up to 6x faster graphics, up to 15x faster machine learning capabilities, and up to 2x as long battery life.

Humorously, the event ended with a brief appearance from John Hodgman, known as the PC guy in Apple's iconic "Get a Mac" ads from 2006-2009. Matching his persona from those ads, Hodgman attempted to justify his louder operation and inferior battery life as a PC compared to the new fanless MacBook Air with up to 18 hours of battery life.

Hodgman can be seen at the 45:27 mark of the Apple Event. We've also embedded a user-uploaded clip below, but it might be removed at some...

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12:35
Amazon makes it easier to link smart home devices to...

Amazon is making it easier for you to connect devices to your Alexa ecosystem with its latest feature. When Device Discovery is enabled on your Alexa app, you can go to the More section then Add a Device. You’ll see products on your WiFi network that...

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12:35
Here's which Intel-based Macs you can still buy...

Apple on Tuesday updated the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini with Apple Silicon chips, but customers can still buy Intel versions of two of those Macs.Credit: Andrew O'Hara, AppleInsiderWhile M1-equipped models have replaced the lower end of the 13-inch MacBook Pro lineup, Apple still has a 2.0GHz 10th-generation Core i5 MacBook Pro available for $1,799. That can be bumped up to an Intel Core i7 for an additional $200.

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12:33
Here’s how I/O has changed on the Apple Silicon Mac...

The all-new Mac mini with the M1 Apple Silicon has launched today. Like the new MacBook Air and Pro, the Mac mini gains some impressive performance from the M1’s 8-core CPU and 8-Core GPU. But there have also been some I/O changes with the new model. Here’s what’s different…

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12:31
Apple's M1, new MacBook Air, Mac mini, 13-inch...

On this special episode of the AppleInsider Podcast, we recap Apple's "One more thing" event including the new M1 Apple Silicon chip, a new 13-inch MacBook Air, Mac mini, and 13-inch MacBook Pro.Apple's M1 chip powering the new MacsToday, Apple announced its first silicon chip for Mac, the M1. With over 16 billion transistors, 4 high-efficiency cores, 4 high-performance cores, 8-core integrated GPU and 16-core Neural Engine, it promises to make new Macs considerably faster.

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12:24
New M1 Mac Models Feature Thunderbolt 3 Ports, Not...

The new M1-equipped MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini are each equipped with two USB-C ports that support USB 4 and Thunderbolt, but as it turns out, Apple is continuing to use Thunderbolt 3 rather than upgrading the new models to Thunderbolt 4.

Intel in July shared details on Thunderbolt 4, which is coming out in new PCs with Tiger Lake processors. Thunderbolt 4 offers the same 40Gb/s maximum speeds available through Thunderbolt 3, but it does bring some notable improvements, such as support for docks with four downstream Thunderbolt ports. From Intel:

  • Double the minimum video and data requirements of Thunderbolt 3.
  • Video: Support for two 4K displays or one 8K display.
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12:16
Apple Unveils New M1 Apple Silicon-powered MacBook...

Apple announced three Macs today that are powered by the company's new M1 chip. They are: MacBook Air: The first Mac that will be powered by the M1 chip is the MacBook Air. According to Apple, the new Air is 3.5x faster with up to 5x graphics performance than the previous generation thanks to the M1 processor. The new MacBook Air doesn't have a fan, so it'll be completely quiet at all times. It has up to 18 hours of total battery life when watching videos or 15 hours when browsing the web. You can get it with up to 2TB of storage and 16GB of memory, with the price still starting at $999.

Mac Mini: Additionally, Apple will release an Apple Silicon-powered Mac Mini. It's the same design Apple used for the DTK, but with the M1 processor. The new Mac Mini starts at $699, a drop in the price of $100, and supports up to a 6K display via USB-C Thunderbolt ports with USB-4 support.

MacBook Pro: Lastly, Apple is updating the 13-inch MacBook Pro with the M1 chip. Again, Apple...

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12:10
The eSwap X Pro is a $160 very modular controller...

Just in time for the release of the Xbox Series X and Series S, Thrustmaster has announced a new eSwap Pro controller for Microsoft’s current and next-generation consoles. Like the PlayStation version that came out earlier this year, the eSwap X Pro...

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12:05
The MacBook Pro vs. the competition: Breaking away...

The new 13-inch MacBook Pro here, and it’s packed with Apple’s own custom silicon chip, the M1. The company is touting faster performance and better battery life in this new machine, though we’ll have to wait for Engadget’s full review to see if thes...

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12:01
Apple announces M1 as first Mac Apple Silicon chip

Apple has announced the M1 at its November event, the first Apple Silicon system-on-chip designed for the Mac.Said to be designed for low-powered systems while offering as much performance as possible, the M1 is the first in the new series of chips Apple is producing in its two-year migration of the Mac line away from Intel processors.Made using a 5-nanometer process and using 16 billion transistors, the M1 is an eight-core chip that uses four high-performance cores and four high-efficiency cores, balancing performance and power. Apple claims it gives the highest performance per watt in a CPU, and the four high-efficiency cores deliver the same performance as a dual-core Intel-based MacBook Air alone.

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11:58
Apple's macOS Big Sur features tighter...

Apple has tightened the integration between macOS and Apple Silicon with Big Sur, bringing a much snappier, smoother, and more versatile experience to the Mac.Credit: AppleDuring its Nov. 10 "One more thing" event, Apple showed off some of the benefits of that tight integration between its own software and hardware.

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11:55
John Hodgman returns to critique Apple Silicon...

John Hodgman, the co-star of Apple's popular "Get a Mac" ad campaign, returned during the company's Nov. 10 keynote to portray a PC criticizing the new Apple Silicon Macs.Credit: AppleThe "Get a Mac" ad campaign featured Hodgman's PC character alongside Justin Long playing a Mac. Ad spots always opened with Long saying "Hello, I'm a Mac," and provided a contrast between the bumbling and uncool PC character and the casual and creative Mac.

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11:55
Here's everything Apple announced at its M1 Mac...

Apple’s “One More Thing” event was all about gadgets larger than an iPhone 12 Pro Max, powered by a piece of technology smaller than an iPhone 12 Mini. CEO Tim Cook and co. unveiled Apple’s M1 chip and a lineup of devices that will use it, including...

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11:52
New Apple Silicon Mac mini, MacBook Air, and MacBook...

The new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini models equipped with Apple Silicon chips are now available to pre-order.Credit: AppleApple unveiled its stable of Mac devices with proprietary chipsets at its Nov. 10 "One more thing" event. The first three Mac models to be refreshed with the M1 chipset are among the company's most popular, and all will feature significant power efficiency and performance gains from the Apple-designed silicon.

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11:52
Apple makes bold claims about its M1 chip for Macs

Apple has unveiled its first Macs with Apple silicon, and they’re powered by an all new Mac-specific chip: the M1. It’s based on the same fundamental design of the A14 (found in the iPhone 12), but scaled up to laptop-grade performance levels with more cores, more memory, and higher thermal limits.

The result, Apple says, is a shocking increase in performance and power efficiency. Here’s what you need to know about the M1 system-on-chip.

Eight core CPU and GPU

Where the A14 has a six-core CPU—four high-efficiency cores and two high-performance cores—the M1 expands that by adding another pair of high-performance cores for a total of eight.

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11:51
Adobe bringing Lightroom to Apple Silicon in December

Apple has revealed that Adobe is to release its first Apple Silicon app, Lightroom, next month. Photoshop and other flagship apps are to follow early next year.During its November 10 event, Apple has announced that Adobe is bringing its major apps to Apple Silicon, starting with the Lightroom photography software. All current versions will continue to run, but the new ones will take advantage of Apple Silicon directly."Adobe is bringing universal versions of their apps, starting with Lightroom next month," said Craig Federighi, "and other flagship apps, including Photoshop, early next year."

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11:47
Apple introduces Mac mini with M1 chip and new $699...

At Apple's "one more thing" event, the company debuted a new Mac mini equipped with the company's M1 Apple Silicon, and it starts at $699.Credit: AppleThe M1 Apple-designed chipset features an eight-core CPU and an eight-core GPU, bringing the Mac mini up to three times the CPU performance and six times the graphics performance compared to the previous four-core Intel version.

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11:44
Apple unveils new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Apple...

Apple has unveiled a third hardware refresh during the "one more thing" event, in the form of a new 13-inch MacBook Pro.The new M1-equipped MacBook Pro Like the new MacBook Air, the 13-inch MacBook Pro reuses the existing 13-inch MacBook Pro chassis. Apple is using the Apple Silicon M1 chip in the MacBook Pro as well, delivering up to 2.8x faster performance than the existing 13-inch MacBook Pro.

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11:42
Apple's 'One more thing' Mac event:...

After the credits rolled on Apple’s short but sweet “One more thing” event Tuesday, we knew two things for sure: Apple isn’t hiding any more events in 2020 and the new Macs are very different than the old ones.

We’ll have deeper-dive news stories shortly, but for now, here’s the summary report.

As expected, Apple rolled out the first Macs with Apple silicon processors, and Craig Federighi and crew spent a lot of time playing up the difference between them and similar Windows machines. According to the somewhat vague charts and claims, the new M1 chip delivers “a giant leap in performance per watt” with “the world’s fastest” CPU core and the highest performance CPU Apple has ever created.

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11:41
Why I'm buying a MacBook Air with M1

The announcement is out there. Apple has delivered three Macs — a 13-inch MacBook Air, a Mac mini, and a 13-inch MacBook Pro, all with the outstanding M1 SoC. As a writer who focuses on Apple, I had to jump on one of these three machines immediately so I can write about them. I chose the MacBook Air, and here’s why.

I currently have two MacBooks; a 16-inch MacBook Pro and a 13-inch MacBook Air. The MBA is my travel machine, because I usually am more concerned about light weight than a bigger screen when I’m on the road. It’s also a “backup and beta” Mac — if my MacBook Pro goes into the shop (like it did when I spilled a glass of water onto it…), it’s there for me to do work, and I’ve also been happily testing macOS Big Sur on it. That 13-inch MBA has Touch ID but...

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11:40
M1 MacBook Pro Replaces Low-End Model, Higher-End...

The new 13-inch MacBook Pro with an M1 chip replaces the lower-end ‌MacBook Pro‌ models that were previously available, and Apple is continuing to sell it right alongside higher-end models that continue to feature Intel chips.

Apple introduced the Intel-equipped ‌MacBook Pro‌ models in May 2020. They're available for $1,799 and $1,999 alongside the $1,299 and $1,499 M1 ‌MacBook Pro‌ models.

Because the M1 ‌MacBook Pro‌ models are replacing the lower-end models, it's worth noting that the machines have just two USB-C ports that offer Thunderbolt 3 and USB 4, while the higher-end models have four ports.

The Mac mini models with M1 chips, priced at $699 and $899 depending on storage, are also being sold alongside an older Intel-equipped ‌Mac mini‌ model. The MacBook Air models,...

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11:38
Apple debuts new MacBook Air with Apple Silicon M1...

Apple's M1 chip "changes everything" in a new MacBook Air, which Apple claims is three times faster than 98% of the PC laptops sold in the last year — and without a fan.Announced at its November 10 event, the first device with Apple Silicon is the MacBook Air. Reusing the same chassis as the previous model, Apple said that the new MacBook air is up to 3.5x faster than the previous generation.The new MacBook Air retains the pricing of the previous model, starting at $999, or $899 for education buyers. Apple has announced that pre-orders begin today.

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11:27
New MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Still Have 720p...

During today's event where Apple unveiled the new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models, there was a mention of a new image signal processor for the camera, which brings some improvements to camera quality.

Apple did not, however, add new camera hardware to the two machines, and the technical specifications pages continue to list the same 720p camera used in prior-generation models.

Camera quality, especially in the ‌MacBook Air‌, has been something that Mac owners have complained about for years now. Apple has gone through many generations of the ‌MacBook Air‌ without adding any new camera hardware.

Apple says the M1 chip improves MacBook camera quality with better noise reduction, greater dynamic range, improved auto white balance, and ML-enhanced face detection so users "look their best during video calls," but we'll need to wait to see...

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11:27
New MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Still Have 720p...

During today's event where Apple unveiled the new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models, there was a mention of a new image signal processor for the camera, which brings some improvements to camera quality.

Apple did not, however, add new camera hardware to the two machines, and the technical specifications pages continue to list the same 720p camera used in prior-generation models.

Camera quality, especially in the ‌MacBook Air‌, has been something that Mac owners have complained about for years now. Apple has gone through many generations of the ‌MacBook Air‌ without adding any new camera hardware.

Apple says the M1 chip improves MacBook camera quality with better noise reduction, greater dynamic range, improved auto white balance, and ML-enhanced face detection so users "look their best during video calls," but we'll need to wait to see...

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11:26
macOS Big Sur to be released into the wild on...

macOS Big Sur, the latest version of the Mac operating system, will be out of beta testing and available this Thursday, Nov. 12.

The update was previewed in June at the annual Apple Worldwide Developer Conference. macOS Big Sur introduces a major redesign. Safari is packed with new features, including a customizable start page, more powerful tabs, a translation feature, and a new Privacy Report. The updated Messages app lets Mac users send and receive more personal and expressive messages, and easily keep track of and interact within group messages. Maps also offers an all-new experience with immersive features for exploring and navigating the world.



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11:20
‘One more thing’ keynote now available on Apple’s...

Right after its special ‘One more thing’ event, Apple shared today’s keynote on its website and the company’s official YouTube channel.

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11:16
First Apple Silicon Macs are 13-inch MacBook Air, 13...

No iMac or 16-inch MacBook Pro update were announced at today’s “One More Thing” event, so the first “Apple Silicon” Macs are a 13-inch MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini (and I didn’t see that last one coming). All are powered by the M1, the most powerful chip Apple’s ever developed.

“The introduction of three new Macs featuring Apple’s breakthrough M1 chip represents a bold change that was years in the making, and marks a truly historic day for the Mac and for Apple,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said at today’s virtual event. “M1 is by far the most powerful chip we’ve ever created, and combined with macOS Big Sur, delivers mind-blowing performance, extraordinary battery life, and access to more software and apps than ever before. We can’t wait for our customers to experience this new generation of Mac, and we have no doubt...

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11:16
The MacBook Air vs. the competition: The M1 hits the...

We’ve known for a while that Apple was working on its own processor for Mac. Today we finally got a look at the new chip, M1, and the computers it will live in. However, while Apple boasts about the new Air’s fanless design and long battery life, how...

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11:12
MacBook Air and MacBook Pro M1 Chips Have Same 8-...

The newly announced MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models that Apple announced today are equipped with the same 8-core M1 chip that also offers an integrated GPU, with Apple offering no CPU upgrades.

There is, however, a GPU upgrade available for the ‌MacBook Air‌. By default, the ‌MacBook Air‌ ships with an M1 chip with a 7-core GPU, while the ‌MacBook Pro‌ has the same M1 chip with an 8-core GPU.

If you choose the $1,249 ‌MacBook Air‌ model with a 512GB SSD, it upgrades to an 8-core GPU instead of the default 7-core GPU, but there is no custom configuration option to choose the lower tier model with the upgraded 8-core GPU option.

Both the ‌MacBook Air‌ and the ‌MacBook Pro‌ can be customized with more RAM and more storage space. The Mac mini also has the same M1 chip with 8-core...

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11:08
Apple’s M1-powered MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac...

MacBook Air is Apple’s most popular Mac and the world’s best-selling 13-inch notebook. With the M1 chip, MacBook Air speeds through everything from editing family photos to exporting videos for the web. The powerful 8-core CPU performs up to 3.5x faster than the previous generation. With up to an 8-core GPU, graphics are up to 5x faster, the biggest leap ever for MacBook Air, so immersive, graphics-intensive games run at significantly higher frame rates. ML workloads are up to 9x faster, so apps that use ML-based features like face recognition or object detection can do so in a fraction of the time. The M1 chip’s storage controller and latest flash technology deliver up to 2x faster SSD performance, so previewing massive images or importing large files is faster than ever. And in MacBook Air, M1 is faster than the chips in 98 percent of PC laptops sold in the past year.

Take a look at the performance information and then realize this is all in a MacBook Air. This laptop was...

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11:07
Apple releases macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 RC 2 to...

Apple has just released the second Release Candidate of macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 to developers following today’s special event. This comes ahead of the macOS Big Sur official release on November 12.

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11:06
Apple Seeds Second macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 Release...

Apple today seeded a second macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 release candidate to developers for testing purposes, with the new RC coming one week after the first macOS Big Sur RC was released.

The ‌macOS Big Sur‌ beta can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center and once the appropriate profile is installed, subsequent betas will be available through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences.

‌macOS Big Sur‌ introduces a refreshed design to the Mac operating system, overhauling the entire look from the curvature of the window corners to the dock icons to the system sounds. Everything features a lighter and more modern appearance. There's a new customizable Control Center that mirrors the Control Center on iOS devices, putting key system controls right at your fingertips.

The Notification Center has been...

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11:06
Apple Silicon M1 MacBook Air and Pro get improved...

Apple has unveiled its first Macs with custom M1 chips. For its notebooks, those include the 13-inch MacBook Air and MacBook Pro and they come with what looks like some huge performance upgrades thanks to Apple’s custom M1 chip. While they also include improved FaceTime cameras, unfortunately, they’re still 720p.

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11:05
Here are all the best MacBook trade in values...

The new MacBooks are here, and that means it’s time to trade in your old, clunky, slow computer! While we’re always keeping you in the loop on the best MacBook trade in deals in our roundups every month, here’s what we’re finding for trade in values for Macs all the way from older MacBook Air models to the new-ish 16-inch MacBook Pro…

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10:59
∞ Apple unleashes M1

Apple today announced M1, the most powerful chip it has ever created and the first chip designed specifically for the Mac. M1 is optimized for Mac systems in which small size and power efficiency are critically important. As a system on a chip (SoC), M1 combines numerous powerful technologies into a single chip, and features a unified memory architecture for dramatically improved performance and efficiency. M1 is the first personal computer chip built using cutting-edge 5-nanometer process technology and is packed with an astounding 16 billion transistors, the most Apple has ever put into a chip. It features the world’s fastest CPU core in low-power silicon, the world’s best CPU performance per watt, the world’s fastest integrated graphics in a personal computer, and breakthrough machine learning performance with the Apple Neural Engine. As a result, M1 delivers up to 3.5x faster CPU performance, up to 6x faster GPU performance, and up to 15x faster machine learning, all while...

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10:59
Apple announces M1, its first chip made just for the...

Apple has announced the M1, the most powerful chip it’s ever created and the first chip designed specifically for the Mac. 

Johny Srouji, Apple’s senior vice president of Hardware Technologies, says it’s optimized for Mac systems in which small size and power efficiency are critically important. As a system on a chip (SoC), the M1 combines numerous powerful technologies into a single chip, and features a unified memory architecture for dramatically improved performance and efficiency, he adds.

The M1 is the first personal computer chip built using 5-nanometer process technology and is packed with 16 billion transistors, the most Apple has ever put into a chip. Srouji says it features the world’s fastest CPU core in low-power silicon, the world’s best CPU performance per watt, the world’s fastest integrated graphics in a personal computer, and breakthrough machine learning performance with the Apple Neural Engine. 

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10:56
Apple will ship macOS Big Sur on Thursday

Apple will be releasing macOS Big Sur on Thursday, enabling existing Mac owners to upgrade to the new version of the operating system ahead of the release of the new M1-based Mac range.Announced after the reveal of the M1 chip, the new Mac mini, MacBook Air, and 13-inch MacBook Pro, Apple will be providing macOS Big Sur's update for download from November 12. The download will be free to all users, as usual.The release takes place almost two months after Apple issued iOS 14, iPadOS 14, tvOS 14, and watchOS 7, with it undergoing an extensive beta-testing period. It has undergone ten rounds of testing, with the release candidate issued on November 5.

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10:55
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10:55
You can order the new Macs with M1 chips right now

The Apple Store is back online and you can order Apple’s new lineup of M1-equipped Macs today, with first shipments coming next week.

In today’s 45-minute event, Apple launched a new 13-inch MacBook Air, a new 13-inch MacBook Pro and a new Mac mini. Each of the machines feature the new M1 chip, providing significant power efficiency and performance increases.

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10:48
New MacBook Air, 13-Inch MacBook Pro, and Mac Mini...

Apple's new MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini with the Apple-designed M1 chip are now available to order on Apple.com and through the Apple Store app, and they will be available in stores starting November 17.

The new MacBook Air starts at $999, the new 13-inch MacBook Pro starts at $1,299, and the new Mac mini starts at $699.

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10:46
Apple Introduces M1 Chip To Power Its New Arm-Based...

Apple has introduced the new M1 chip that will power its new generation of Arm-based Macs. It's a 5nm processor, just like the A14 Bionic powering its latest iPhones. From a report: Apple says the new processor will focus on combining power efficiency with performance. It has an eight-core CPU, which Apple says offers the world's best performance per watt of an CPU. Apple says it delivers the same peak performance as a typical laptop CPU at a quarter of the power draw. It says this has four of the world's fastest CPUs cores, paired with four high-efficiency cores. It pairs this with up to an eight-core GPU, which Apple claims offers the world's fastest integrated graphics, and a 16-core Neural Engine. In addition, the M1 processor has a universal memory architecture, a USB 4 controller, media encode and decode engines, and a host of security features. These include hardware-verified secure boot, encryption, and run-time protections.

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10:44
Apple Releasing macOS Big Sur on November 12

Apple today announced that macOS Big Sur will be released on Thursday, November 12. The news came out of Apple's "One More Thing" event, where it revealed new Mac mini, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro models with the M1 chip.

macOS Big Sur was previously revealed at WWDC in June, and will feature an overhauled look with what Apple is calling the biggest design update to macOS since the introduction of Mac OS X. This includes overhauling the curvature of window corners and dock icon designs.

While subtle, the changes should have a fresh feel in comparison to the current macOS. Other changes include lighter windows with additional translucency, a more translucent dock, app icons with a new uniform squircle shape, redone system sounds, and more.

There's a refreshed menu bar with access to a customizable Control Center that includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and AirDrop controls, keyboard brightness, Do Not Disturb, Dark Mode, sound level, and more. Likewise, Notification...

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10:43
Apple's M1 chip is coming to the 13-inch...

Just four months after Apple announced that it would transition the Mac to run on its own custom chips, the company is unveiling its first computers with Apple Silicon. To the surprise of few, Apple is starting with laptops — the company is showing o...

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10:43
macOS 11 Big Sur launches on November 12

Today, Apple announced that macOS 11 Big Sur will launch on all supported devices on November 12. The operating system update was first announced at the company's annual developer conference in June and has been working its way through various phases of beta testing since.

Big Sur primarily lays the groundwork for Apple Silicon-based Macs. Apple says the update has been designed to maximize the performance of the company's...

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10:42
macOS 11 Big Sur with new design, widgets, and more...

macOS gets a major overhaul this year with version 11 that comes with an all-new iOS inspired design and much more. At its November Mac event today, Apple has revealed that the macOS Big Sur launch is set for November 12.

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10:41
Apple’s new Mac Mini with M1 starts at $699

Apple is refreshing its smallest desktop. The company showed off an updated Mac Mini with its new M1 chip that starts at $699. At first glance, the 2.6-pound Mac Mini has a similar compact design as Apple’s 2018 model. It’s equipped with two USB-C po...

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10:39
Apple Announces New 13-inch MacBook Pro With M1 Chip...

Apple today introduced a new 13-inch MacBook Pro, its third announced Mac powered by the company's custom M1 Apple Silicon chip with integrated graphics processor.

The first ‌Apple Silicon‌ 13-inch ‌MacBook Pro‌ replaces the low-end 13-inch Intel model, but Apple's M1 chip boasts a more powerful 8-Core CPU and an 8-Core GPU featuring a 16-core Neural Engine, which when paired with the ‌MacBook Pro‌’s active cooling system, is up to 2.8x faster than the previous generation, according to Apple, making it up to 3x faster than the best-selling Windows laptop in its class.

Machine Learning is up to 11x faster, and for on-device Machine Learning tasks that use the Neural Engine, the new 13-inch ‌MacBook Pro‌ is now the world's fastest compact pro notebook, says Apple. It also features up to 17 hours of wireless web browsing and up to 20 hours of video...

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10:37
Apple announces new M1 Mac Mini, starting at $699

Apple's M1-filled announcement flurry on Tuesday included a serious surprise for Mac enthusiasts: a brand-new Mac Mini model, starting at $699. Orders begin today, with Mac Minis being available "next week."

The tiny new desktop model comes packed with an eight-core M1 chip, which Apple says will deliver three times the CPU performance compared to the prior quad-core base Mac Mini model. (How that compares to the last model's upgrade option to a 6-core processor remains to be seen.) Apple's representatives say it's one-tenth the size of a comparable PC in its price range, while also running "five times faster" than...

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10:37
Apple announces 13-inch MacBook Pro with faster...

Apple today unveiled a new 13-inch MacBook Pro featuring the Apple M1 chip, replacing the previous Intel x86 models. Apple retained the same $1299 price point for the notebook.

The 8-core CPU offers up to 2.8x faster performance compared with the previous 13-inch MacBook Pro. Thanks to the efficiency of the M1 chip, the new MacBook Pro offers up to 20 hours of video playback on a single charge, twice the previous quoted figure.

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10:32
Apple announces new Mac mini featuring Apple M1 chip...

Apple today announced a new Mac mini featuring the Apple M1 chip. Apple said the new chip enables up to 3x faster CPU performance, and up to 6x better graphics, than the previous generation Mac mini.

The new Mac mini features the same industrial design, but with greatly overhauled performance thanks to the M1 chip. Apple also lowered the price, now starting at $699.

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10:32
Apple Unveils New Mac Mini Powered By M1 Chip,...

Apple today introduced a new Mac mini, one of three new Macs powered by the company's new custom M1 chip with integrated graphics.

Thanks to the introduction of the M1 chip, the Mac mini's 8-core CPU provides faster performance than the previous generation. Specifically, Apple says that the M1-powered ‌Mac mini‌ is able to compile code in Xcode up to three times faster, play a graphics-intensive game with up to four times higher frame rates, and render a complex timeline in Final Cut Pro up to six times faster.

The new ‌Mac mini‌ also features an advanced thermal design to sustain performance, allowing it to stay cool and quiet. It supports up to two displays and Wi-Fi 6 for faster...

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10:28
Apple's M1-optimized macOS Big Sur arrives...

Apple announced macOS Big Sur at WWDC in June, and though we’ve seen a preview by way of a public beta in September, the software has yet to officially roll out. At its Mac-focused event today, the company unveiled its new ARM-based chipset for lapto...

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10:28
First ARM-based Mac laptops: MacBook Air and 13-inch...

The new Macbook Air with M1 is a 13", completely fanless and silent design. (credit: Apple)

After 15 years shipping Mac computers with Intel processors, Apple has announced details about its first Mac to forgo Intel CPUs in favor of Apple-designed, ARM-based chips dubbed Apple Silicon. Apple announced that the first Apple Silicon Mac will be the 13-inch, $999 Macbook Air with M1, a completely fanless and silent design.


The Apple M1 ARM CPU includes four high-performance CPU cores, four low-power / high-efficiency CPU cores, and eight GPU cores with 128 Execution Units....

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10:27
Apple's new MacBook Air has an M1 chip and no...

Apple made the MacBook Air a far better notebook earlier this year, thanks to its revamped keyboard, improved specs and lower starting price. But that was just the start. Apple’s next revision will swap the MacBook Air’s Intel CPU for its own M1 chip...

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10:25
Apple unveils all-new MacBook Air powered by Apple...

During its “One more thing” event today, Apple has officially announced an all-new MacBook Air powered by Apple Silicon. The new MacBook Air is Apple’s first laptop to be powered by in-house processors rather than Intel. Head below for live updates on the new MacBook Air.

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10:24
New MacBook Air Announced as First Apple Silicon Mac...

Apple today introduced a new MacBook Air as its first Mac with a custom Apple Silicon processor known as the M1 chip. The new MacBook Air is up to 3.5x faster than the previous-generation MacBook Air, with up to 5x faster graphics performance.

Key features of the new MacBook Air:

  • Apple-designed M1 chip with 8‑core CPU and 8‑core GPU
  • A completely silent, fanless design
  • Up to 3.5x faster CPU, up to 5x faster graphics, and up to 2x faster SSD
  • Up to 9x faster machine learning
  • 13-inch Retina display with True Tone and P3 wide color gamut support
  • Up to 2TB of SSD storage and up to 16GB of memory
  • Up to 18 hours of battery life
  • Two Thunderbolt 3/USB4 ports
  • Magic Keyboard, Force Touch trackpad, and Touch ID
  • Wi-Fi 6

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10:24
Rosetta 2 will keep old Intel apps running on Apple...

The new M1 silicon chip that Apple unveiled at its One More Thing event on Tuesday is the first of company’s new line of custom Arm-based silicon processors. These will utilize an ARM64 architecture — a departure from the x86–64 architecture found on...

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10:10
Apple Announces M1 Chip for the Mac

Apple has today announced the first Apple Silicon processor for the Mac titled the "M1" chip. The M1 is optimized for Mac systems that prioritize small size and power efficiency.

The M1 chip has an eight-core CPU, with four high-performance cores, in what Apple calls "the world's fastest CPU core." The other four cores are high-efficiency cores that use one-tenth of the power while still delivering high performance. Apple says that M1 delivers the best CPU performance per watt.

The M1 has integrated graphics with GPU containing up to eight cores, and with 2.6 teraflops of throughput, Apple says the M1 contains the world's fastest integrated graphics. The chip also contains a six-core neural engine that can process 11 trillion operations per second, as well as Apple's Secure Enclave and a high-performance storage controller.

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10:10
M1 is the first Apple Silicon chip for the Mac

After years of anticipation and a tease at WWDC 2020, Apple’s first ARM-based Mac processor is here. The 5nm M1 system-on-a-chip (SoC) features an 8-core CPU, which the company claims delivers the best performance-per-watt of any processor on the mar...

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10:10
Apple unveils M1, its first system-on-a-chip for Mac...

Apple is unveiling its first Apple Silicon Macs today at its event that marks the beginning of the end of Intel inside Apple notebooks and desktops. The first in a family of Apple Silicon chips based on ARM is called the Apple M1 chip.

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10:06
How to trade in or recycle your old MacBook and...

After a long history of Intel-based Macs, top-tier computers from Apple running on Apple Silicon are finally coming. Regardless of which old Mac you have, moving to an Apple Silicon model will have its benefits — and if you are coming from an older model, it’s certain to be a huge performance upgrade. But what should you do about that aging Mac now that you’re planning to upgrade? Here’s how to trade in and recycle your old computer…

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10:05
Apple Event Kicks Off With Discussion of Apple...

Apple's virtual "One More Thing" event is underway and, as expected, the company has started discussing its transition to Apple Silicon for Macs.

Apple first revealed its plans to transition from Intel processors to its own custom Apple Silicon processors for Macs during its WWDC keynote in June, promising industry-leading performance per watt. At the time, Apple said that it planned to ship its first Mac with Apple Silicon by yearend, and complete the transition in about two years.

Apple said that it will continue to support and release new versions of macOS for Intel-based Macs for years to come, and it also teased new Intel-based Macs in development in the interim, including an updated 27-inch iMac released in August.

Update: Apple's event has concluded and new MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini models with an Apple-designed M1 chip are now...

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10:03
YouTube Premium members can get Stadia Premiere...

Google has quietly launched a killer deal for YouTube Premium members in the US and UK: free access to Stadia Premiere Edition, a $99 bundle that includes a Chromecast Ultra and Stadia Controller. Anyone with an active YouTube Premium subscription ca...

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09:46
'Call of Duty: Warzone' gets support for...

Call of Duty: Warzone esports are about to get much more intriguing after the latest patch added support for private matches. The feature is in beta and, at the outset, you'll need at least 50 players to start a battle royale match, 30 players for a...

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09:41
Amazon hit with EU antitrust accusations over third-...

Amazon has been accused of violating antitrust laws in Europe, with the European Commission alleging that Amazon takes advantage of confidential third-party business data to further its own competing retail business.Announced on Tuesday, the European Commission has informed Amazon of its "preliminary view" that it had breached EU antitrust rules covering online retail. The Commission believes that Apple is abusing its position as a retail platform to monitor sales data generated by independent sellers that use its website, which it then employs to improve its own rival product offerings.The Commission is also starting a second formal antitrust investigation, looking into the "possible preferential treatment" of Apple's own products and for items from marketplace sellers that employ Amazon's logistics and delivery services.

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09:31
Follow our live coverage of Apple's 'One...

Apple might be out of new iPhones to announce, but its last launch "event" of the year just might be the most important. Today, the company is widely expected to reveal the first wave of Mac computers powered by Apple Silicon in a streamed present...

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09:22
‘Defending Jacob’ and ‘Greyhound’ are Apple TV+’s...

The Parrot Analytics research group — as noted by Business Insider — Apple TV+’s "second wave" of original shows was more popular than its first batch.

Defending Jacob, the limited series starring Chris Evans that debuted in April, has been Apple's most in-demand original series and Ted Lasso — the comedy that’s been renewed for two more seasons — has grown slowly but steadily in popularity.

On average, the show was 29.5 times more in demand than the average series in the U.S. in its first 60 days after its debut, according to Parrot Analytics. The No. 2 most in-demand Apple original was Truth Be Told starring Octavia Spencer and Aaron Paul, followed by M. Night Shyamalan's Servant at No. 3.

Apple hasn’t revealed Apple TV+ subscriber numbers, but the...

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09:21
Tunnelblick 3.8.4 - GUI for OpenVPN.

Tunnelblick is a free, open source graphic user interface for OpenVPN on OS X. It provides easy control of OpenVPN client and/or server connections. It comes as a ready-to-use application with all necessary binaries and drivers (including OpenVPN, easy-rsa, and tun/tap drivers). No additional installation is necessary -- just add your configuration and encryption information.

Support is provided by the Tunnelblick Discussion Group.



Version 3.8.4:

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09:20
Adobe Pepper Flash Player 32.0.0.453 - Plug-in plays...

Adobe Pepper Flash Player is a cross-platform, browser-based application runtime that provides uncompromised viewing of expressive applications, content, and videos across browsers and operating systems. Pepper Flash plugin is built for Chromium-based browsers, i.e. Chrome, Opera, Chromium etc.



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09:20
Slack 4.11.0 - Collaborative communication app.

Slack brings team communication and collaboration into one place so you can get more work done, whether you belong to a large enterprise or a small business. Check off your to-do list and move your projects forward by bringing the right people, conversations, tools, and information you need together. Slack is available on any device, so you can find and access your team and your work, whether you’re at your desk or on the go.

Use Slack to:

  • Communicate with your team and organize your conversations by topics, projects, or anything else that matters to your work
  • Message or call any person or group within your team
  • Share and edit documents and collaborate with the right people all in Slack
  • Integrate into your workflow, the tools and services you already use including Google Drive, Salesforce, Dropbox, Asana, Twitter, Zendesk, and more
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09:15
Galaxy Tab A7 review: You get what you pay for

Few companies are even making budget Android tablets anymore. Amazon’s Fire series is the best-known in the space, and its sub-$200 devices are great for kids to play on. But Amazon’s Fire OS might not be good enough for those who live in Google’s ec...

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09:10
Hyundai is reportedly in talks to buy Boston Dynamics

Boston Dynamics, the robotics company behind nightmare-fuel products like Spot, may be headed to Hyundai, Bloomberg reports. Sources say that current owner Softbank is in talks with the Korean automaker. The deal could be worth up to $1 billion, thou...

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09:07
ForkLift 3.4.3 - Powerful file manager: FTP, SFTP,...

ForkLift is a powerful file manager and ferociously fast FTP client clothed in a clean and versatile UI that offers the combination of absolute simplicity and raw power expected from a well-executed Mac software.

ForkLift will connect to any remote server SFTP, FTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, Backblaze B2, Google Drive, Rackspace CloudFiles, SMB, AFP and NFS shares on your local network,- pretty much anything you can plug into or hook up to a Mac. ForkLift also carries a complete toolbox for managing your files, including Folder Synchronization, Multi-Rename, Archive handling, Application deleter, editing files over remote connections and many more. All these power features are packaged into a Finder-like, dual-pane interface that delivers superior workflow while remaining absolutely familiar to use, along with Quick Look, Spotlight search and all.

Features

  • Completely rewritten entirely in Swift
  • ForkLift Mini
  • Two-way Sync...
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09:00
Apple Event News Hub and Live Blog — The first Apple...

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Apple is holding a special “One more thing” event today, streamed directly from Apple Park. During this event, we expect the full details on Apple’s transition to Apple Silicon in the Mac lineup, the macOS Big Sur release date, and more.

Apple’s live stream will begin at 10 am PT/1 pm ET, and you can follow along in 9to5Mac’s Apple Event News Hub for the latest coverage. Head below and refresh throughout the event for more.

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09:00
Watch Apple's 'One More Thing' event...

Apple’s last event of 2020 is almost here, and as usual you can tune in. The tech giant is streaming its “One More Thing” presentation starting at 1PM Eastern on its website as well as YouTube (available below). The company has only dropped vague hin...

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09:00
HyperDrive Gen2 Thunderbolt 3 docking station...

Hyper has released a new Thunderbolt 3 docking station, featuring 16 ports geared toward professional users who need unparalleled connectivity and performance from their devices.The HyperDrive GEN2 Docking Station boasts a DisplayPort 1.4 port that supports a single 8K device for compatible hardware, or two 4K displays for Mac, allowing users to easily connect two displays for more workspace. For those who have a collection of legacy devices, this dock features multiple USB-A ports — two USB-A 10Gbps 5V/900mA ports, three USB-A 5Gbps 5V/900mA ports, and a quick-charge only USB-A QC 3.0 18W port.A 40Gbps upstream Thunderbolt 3 port provides 85W of power delivery. In contrast, a 40Gbps downstream Thunderbolt 3 port acts as a DisplayPort 1.4, provides 15W of power, and enables users to daisy-chain up to six Thunderbolt 3 devices together. Both Thunderbolt 3 ports are backward-compatible with...

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09:00
Apple Event Live Coverage: Apple Silicon Macs...

Apple's virtual "One More Thing" event kicks off today at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time, with Apple expected to debut its first Mac models based on its own Apple Silicon chips. Rumors have indicated that the 13-inch MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro will be the first models to make the transition, while the 16-inch ‌MacBook Pro‌ is a possibility.

It's not clear whether we'll see any other announcements today, as Apple has several other rumored products like AirTags and AirPods Studio in the pipeline but rumors have suggested those may not be quite ready to debut.

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08:59
OmniFocus launches iOS 14 widgets with latest update

Popular productivity software OmniFocus has released its latest update with the major change being iOS 14 widgets. Three options are included in a variety of sizes.

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08:55
Deals: 9.7-inch iPad $260, iPhone XS $400, Amazon...

Today’s best deals include previous-generation iPads, various iPhones on sale, and Amazon’s one-day storage Gold Box. Head below for all that and more in today’s 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

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08:05
Peter McKinnon tackles ‘why everyone is wrong’ about...

Apple’s new iPhone 12 Leather Wallet with MagSafe has stirred up a bit of controversy around the strength of the magnet, functionality, and more. Now photographer and YouTuber Peter McKinnon (also has a background in leatherwork) has shared a new video making his case for why “everyone is wrong” about the new iPhone MagSafe Leather Wallet.

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08:05
On Apple's Piss-Poor Documentation

Casey Liss: For the last year or two, I've come to realize that the number one thing that makes it harder for me to do my job is documentation. Or, more specifically, the utter dearth of documentation that Apple provides for its platforms. As a developer, Apple provides us a series of tools -- APIs -- that allow us to make apps on iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and tvOS. In many cases, it's fairly straightforward to figure out how to use these APIs. There's only so many ways you can use a screwdriver, and similarly, in many cases there's only one obvious way to use an API. However, as users rightly demand more complicated and fancy apps, the APIs often need to get more fancy and complicated as well. Suddenly you look up and, instead of only using screwdrivers and hammers, you're using power tools and complicated saws, and everything is much more fiddly than it once was. With real tools, you'd expect to receive an owner's manual, which explains how to use the tool you've just purchased. A...

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08:00
'Second wave' of Apple TV+ series doing...

A year after Apple TV+ launched, its "second wave" of original series appears to be more popular among audiences than those available at the start.Credit: AppleThe Apple streaming service largely got off to a slow start, with fairly underwhelmed audiences and lackluster adoption. However, new data from research firm Parrot Analytics suggests that Apple's later shows are doing better among viewers.

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07:55
Apple Won 43 Patents today covering a Tungsten...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of xx newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover a feedback system possibly for the iPhone 12 (or future iPhone) executing a haptic feedback event. In addition, the iPhone frame may use a new material, tungsten.

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07:34
Rogue Amoeba audio apps now compatible with macOS...

Today’s “One more thing” Apple event will likely include details on the release date for macOS 11 Big Sur. Ahead of that, Rogue Amoeba has announced that all of its audio products are now compatible with Big Sur, though some issues might still persist.

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07:19
∞ Two takes worth reading on the iPhone 12 Pro Max...

First things first, there’s Austin Mann’s comprehensive review. Read the detailed comments, check out the images and videos. There’s a lot to process.

Don’t miss the wish list and low light shooting tips at the end of Austin’s post. And, most importantly, don’t miss the decision tree at the very end, which lays out the questions you should ask yourself before you plunk down your hard earned cash for the upgrade.

Next up, there’s Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max review: The best smartphone camera you can get, by The Verge’s Nilay Patel.

While it’s expensive, it’s not that much more expensive than the smaller iPhone 12 Pro: it’s just $100 more at every storage level, starting at $1,099 with 128GB of storage and going up to $1,399 for 512GB of storage. For that money, you get a...

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07:01
∞ Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 mini “...

[VIDEO] I kind of love this ad (video embedded in the main Loop post). Apple Marketing sure does know how to pick out the perfect music.

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06:58
Demand for Apple TV+ Shows Increasing With Second-...

Demand for Apple TV+ programs is increasing as its shows become more popular in the United States, according to demand data from research company Parrot Analytics (via Business Insider).

‌Apple TV‌+ mostly underwhelmed audiences and critics in the months after its launch, and this has been supported by data based on social media, fan ratings, and piracy. However, new research by Parrot Analytics shows that the streaming service's "second wave" of original programs was much more popular with audiences than its launch titles, suggesting that it is gaining momentum after a lackluster start.

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06:53
PetaPixel interview: Apple reveals iPhone camera...

PetaPixel:

Since the Pro Max marks the first time in a while that Apple changed the size of its camera sensor, PetaPixel spoke to two Apple executives who outlined the company’s vision and design philosophy behind camera development.

In an interview with Apple’s Product Line Manager, iPhone Francesca Sweet and Vice President, Camera Software Engineering Jon McCormack, both made clear that the company thinks of camera development holistically: it’s not just the sensor and lenses, but also everything from Apple’s A14 Bionic chip, to the image signal processing, to the software behind its computational photography.

This is an interesting read, especially the discussion of the new, bigger sensor in the iPhone 12 Pro Max.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:45
iPhone 12 Diary: The case arriving early gives me a...

Yep, after being all set to buy the iPhone 12 mini – the phone I’d wanted for years – I found myself going to the opposite end of the range: pre-ordering the largest model, not the smallest.

I explained last time the reason for that, but the tl;dr version is that the iPhone 12 Pro Max is the only way to get the best camera …

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06:39
November 2020 Apple Event: Spoiler-Free Video Stream

Apple is holding its third virtual media event in as many months today, with the event kicking off at 10:00 am Pacific Time and likely consisting of a pre-recorded stream from Apple Park. Still, some MacRumors readers who can't follow the event as it's being broadcast are interested in avoiding all of the announcements and waiting until the event has ended and is available for on-demand viewing so as to experience it without already knowing the outcome.

For those individuals, we've posted this news story, which will be updated with a direct link to the presentation once it becomes available from Apple. No other news stories or announcements will be displayed alongside this story.

Apple's recent virtual events have been made available to view almost immediately following the conclusion of the broadcasts, and we expect similar timing for today's event.

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06:37
Apple MagSafe Duo Charger Review: Useful, but...

Matthew Panzarino, TechCrunch:

For context, you have to understand that this thing is $129 but feels like it should be $70. When you realize that it is a charger that doesn’t come with a power adapter, I would not be shocked if you mentally downgraded it to $40.

And (look at the pic of the hinge in the review):

The hinge and casing are coated in soft-touch rubber that is sort of press-molded on. While the hinge works fine, it is wobbly and immediately creases. The rubber is thick enough that it doesn’t give the impression that it will rip immediately or anything — but it’s not exactly confidence-inducing. This is an inexpensive hinge solution that you would expect to see from a price-conscious third-party accessory, not from Apple.

One of those takes where it’s all laid out in the headline.

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06:23
∞ Rene Ritchie digs into the iPhone 12 mini,...

[VIDEO] If you are considering the iPhone 12 mini, this is absolutely worth your time. Rene does an excellent job, both verbally and visually, walking through the decision process, the things you should think about before you click the iPhone 12 mini buy button. Video embedded in main Loop post.

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06:02
Apple Store Goes Down Ahead of Apple Event Today,...

Apple's online store has gone down ahead of its "One More Thing" event at 10 a.m. Pacific Time today. The event is widely expected to mark the introduction of the first Apple Silicon Mac(s) and may have another surprise or two in store.

At WWDC in June, Apple announced that it will be transitioning from Intel processors to its own custom Apple Silicon processors in Macs, promising industry-leading performance per watt. Rumors have suggested that the first Apple Silicon Macs could be lower-end notebooks like new MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro models.

Stay tuned to MacRumors for full coverage of the Apple Event. We've put together a guide on how to watch the...

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06:02
Plugable's new Thunderbolt 3 dock provides 96W...

Plugable aims to solve all your port problems with its now TBT3-UDZ Thunderbolt 3 docking station, featuring 14 ports and 96W of power delivery.Plugable's TBT3-USD offers maximum compatibility in a relatively small desktop package and AC/DC power brick. Designed to be used in both vertical or horizontal orientation, this dock can fit nearly anywhere.It features 14 ports, which include a micro SD and SD card reader, a USB-C 10 Gbps port, a USB 3.2 type A 10Gbps port, five USB 3.0 Type A ports, an audio in/out port, a Gigabit Ethernet port, two DisplayPorts, two HDMI ports, and a Thunderbolt 3 port that supports 96W of charging and up to 40Gbps transfer speeds.

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06:01
Apple takes down Apple Store ahead of Apple Silicon...

Hours ahead of the "one more thing" event that will feature Apple Silicon Macs, Apple has taken down the Apple Store.Apple CEO Tim Cook at Apple ParkApple has taken down the online Apple Store just over four hours ahead of its November 10 event, widely expected to be about Apple Silicon Macs. This is closer to the event than Apple has previously taken the store offline, but it's likely to be for the same reason of promoting changes coming later today.

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06:00
Photo Effect Studio Pro: Fine-tune Your Photography...

Make commonplace photos POP with Photo Effect Studio Pro ($19.99). This app for Mac or Windows is from Everimaging, leaders in creating effects for digital photos. The app includes over a hundred effects, fine tuning controls, and a simple interface.

Photo Effect Studio Pro is an intuitive, easy-to-use software that lets you create stunning photos in minutes. With nearly 100 effects developed by professional photographers and graphic designers, you can transform raw images into better ones. When you're done editing, you can select from more than 30 frames to give your photo an extra degree of sophistication. It also allows you to do many levels of fine-tuning for Exposure,...

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06:00
Oops, they did it again: More App Store follies

Would you be surprised to learn that here in the 12 year of the App Store, the vagaries of the approval process have still not gotten ironed out?

Probably not, but doesn’t it seem like they should have on Apple’s side, at least more than they have been to date? At any rate, it happened again.

On Sunday, the makers of iSH, a Linux shell app for iOS, indicated that their app was going to be removed from the App Store on Monday for what Apple claimed was a violation of section 2.5.2 of the company’s Review Guidelines.

If you’re not familiar with all of the sections of the App Store Review Guidelines, well, what have you been reading for the past 10 years? Books? How well has that turned out for you? Anyway, section 2.5.2 says, among other things, that apps may not:

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05:58
Apple celebrates event day with wide-ranging $5...

Apple is celebrating today’s One More Thing keynote with a new movie sale on its iTunes storefront. This time around, we’re tracking a wide range of $5 movie deals across a number of genres, making it a great time to load up your library with some fresh content before the holiday season.

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05:57
iOS and macOS 'Fortnite' players given in-...

Epic Games has compensated players affected by its lawsuit against Apple over "Fortnite," by crediting macOS and iOS players with V-Bucks to their accounts that can be spent on other platforms.Epic Games' Fortnite parody of Apple's 1984 commercialPlayers of "Fortnite" on iOS and macOS have been left without the ability to enjoy their V-Bucks, an in-game currency used to buy items, following Apple's decision to block further updates to the game while the Apple-Epic lawsuit rolls on. For the moment, Epic has attempted to appease affected players who are not able to enjoy the funds they have paid for.

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05:47
Apple Store is down ahead of event, Apple expected...

The Apple Store is down for what is most likely Apple’s last product event of the year. At 10 AM PT, Tim Cook and team will take to the virtual pre-recorded stage to announce the first Apple Silicon Macs. 

As previewed at WWDC in June, Apple is embarking on a transition to move from Intel-based Macs to ARM architecture using chips of its own design, just like how it designs the A-series processors in iPhones and iPads.

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05:39
Apple looks for ways to make electronic magazines...

Apple is looking for ways to make electronic magazines even more appealing in its Apple News+ subscription service. The tech giant has been granted a patent (number 10,831,807) for “generation and presentation of an overview of an electronic magazine issue.”

In the patent data, Apple notes that various devices such as computers, tablets, and smartphones are increasingly being used to access magazine media including electronically-readable collections of articles that have been traditionally published in paper form. Some of the companies offering such electronic magazine media include, for example, Next Issue Media (NIM, or Texture) and Magzter. 

These and other companies — often described as “Netflix for magazines” — provide user interfaces, typically on a subscription basis, which permit a user to access any of a multitude of different magazine issues. However, Apple says there’s a problem:...

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05:25
2021 iPhone display to use less power; outside...

The 2021 iPhone display may use 10-20% less power than the iPhone 12, thanks to a more power-efficient technology, according to a new report today. There’s even an outside possibility of some kind of always-on display on next year’s iPhones.

The report says that LG is preparing to create a new type of OLED panel for next year’s iPhones, using a technology known as (LPTO). This is currently used in the Apple Watch Series 5, and is...

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05:21
Luxshare is Rumored to be Entering Apple's...

Apple supplier Luxshare is reportedly trying to break into iPhone manufacturing ahead of schedule, a move backed by Apple and aimed at challenging Taiwanese rival Foxconn, the world's leading assembler of Apple's iconic devices. The trouble with Pegatron reported yesterday could possibly open that door for Luxshare.

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05:21
Luxshare looking to quick start production of iPhone...

Nikkei Asia reports that Luxshare-ICT, a Chinese tech company, wants to start manufacturing iPhones quicker than planned — at least iPhone 12 mini models. The article says the company has sent employees to study Apple smartphone production at a Chinese plant it is in the process of buying from Wistron, a smaller Taiwanese assembler. 

Luxshare has purportedly been in talks with Catcher Technology, the world's second-largest metal casing provider, for more than a year. The deal, if finalized, would give Luxshare the ability to produce high-quality metal casing as well as access to smartphone assembly knowledge, which would take it a step closer to becoming the Chinese version of Foxconn, one of Apple’s major manufacturing partners.

Luxhare, one of the main assemblers of Apple's AirPods, bought Wistron's...

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05:12
Rumor: some ‘iPhone 13’ models will have OLED...

Some iPhone 12 models still haven’t made it to customers’ hands, but rumors about the “iPhone 13” have already started. For example: Apple will adopt OLED displays with low-power LPTO backplane technology from LG Display for at least two smartphone models in 2021, according to Korean website The Elec.

A low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) display is a special kind of backplane technology designed for OLED screens and developed by Apple. LG Display is planning to put in low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LPTO) thin-film transistors (TFT) equipment that can add 25,000 substrates per month in monthly production rate into the lines by next year, according to The Elec.

LPTO tech allows a variable refresh rate of 120Hz for a smooth display and is able to optimize battery life. LTPO displays can already be seen on the Apple Watch Series 5 and Series 6. 

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05:10
Luxshare could produce iPhone 12 mini for Apple...

Apple Watch assembly partner Luxshare hopes to be able to work on the iPhone supply chain earlier than anticipated, with it now making preparations to start work making the iPhone 12 mini following the acquisition of a Wistron facility ahead of its acquisition.Apple CEO Tim Cook at a facility in its supply chainLuxshare was reported in July to be acquiring an iPhone production facility in China from Wistron, in a purchase valued at 3.3 billion yuan ($499 million). While the acquisition has yet to complete, it appears Luxshare is keen to get the production of iPhones in the facility up and running as quickly as possible.

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05:00
JumpCloud announces $75 million in Series E funding...

JumpCloud, the popular cloud directory service for Mac and PC organizations, has announced that it finalized a Series E round of funding to continue expanding its operations. The round was led by Blackrock, but its existing investor General Atlantic also participated in the round.

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05:00
How to tell if your USB-C cable is USB only or...

USB-C introduced simplicity: a simple flat connector with rounded sides that has two correct orientations: the long side can be inserted into a compatible port without checking. It’s used universally for USB 3, DisplayPort, and Thunderbolt 3, and other data standards. It can support high-wattage charging and power (see “How to tell whether a USB-C cable can carry high-wattage power and Thunderbolt 3 data.”)

It can be relatively easy to figure out if the port you have supports only what’s now called USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps maximum)—also known as “SuperSpeed+” or “SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps”—or, in addition to the high-speed USB flavor, it also handles Thunderbolt 3.

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05:00
Plugable’s TBT3-UDZ dock has all the ports and power...

Not everyone needs a dock for their Mac, but if you do the TBT3-UDZ is Plugable’s most versatile dock yet — and supports 96W charging. It goes on sale today Amazon,...

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04:50
iPad Air 2020 review: Semi-pro

For a long, long time, most of Apple's iPads looked fundamentally the same. They all had a home button, they all had a similar aesthetic, and they all had similar screen-to-body ratios, with some minor variation over time. All of that changed in 2018 with the overhauled iPad Pro, and that design has since carried over across the majority of Apple's recently released mobile devices, from the iPhone 12 to the iPad Air.

Today, we're going to give the new iPad Air a quick review.

The Air incorporates Apple's latest processor (the A14), which is also seen in the iPhone 12. And it adopts the general aesthetic and language of the iPad Pro, sans Face ID. The base price of the iPad Air is up from that of its predecessor, but you'...

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04:43
Apple Wins a Patent for Filtering Unintended...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of xx newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover to touch input processing for touch-sensitive devices, and more particularly, to filtering unintended contact detected on a touch sensor panel or touch screen from a wet fabric that could drain battery life.

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04:19
Apple Backs AirPods Assembler Luxshare to Move into...

Luxshare, Apple's key assembler of AirPods, is reportedly attempting to break into iPhone manufacturing ahead of schedule, a move backed by Apple and aimed at challenging Taiwanese rival Foxconn's dominance in the ‌iPhone‌ supply chain.

Earlier this year, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo mentioned the possibility of Luxshare pushing into the ‌iPhone‌ assembly business, starting with small-scale production of older iPhones and Apple Watch models. However, Nikkei today cites multiple sources claiming that Luxshare is already studying production of the new...

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04:16
Blackmagic Design announces DaVince Resolve Speed...

Blackmagic Design made several new announcements this week, including (with the company’s descriptions):

° DaVinci Resolve Speed Editor (pictured, US$295; available now) – A new keyboard for DaVinci Resolve's cut page that allows a new and dramatically faster editing solution that’s a combination of integrated hardware and software. This means the editor can work much faster because, unlike a mouse, the DaVinci Resolve Speed Editor has a control for each edit function and can perform multiple tasks at the same time.

° In addition, for a limited time, every customer who purchases DaVinci Resolve Studio from a Blackmagic Design reseller will get the DaVinci Resolve Speed Editor included free of charge.

° Fairlight Desktop Console ($3,495; available in...

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04:13
MacBook maker Compal hit by $17M ransom attack at...

MacBook maker Compal has reportedly been hit by a ransomware attack over the weekend, the hackers claiming to have encrypted files and stolen unencrypted data.

It comes just ahead of today’s event to announce the first Apple Silicon MacBooks, and at a time when Apple has reportedly placed very large orders for the next-generation MacBooks …

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04:00
Kathryn Hahn joins cast of ‘The Shrink Next Door’...

Actor Kathryn Hahn will star with Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd in The Shrink Next Door, an eight-episode series coming to Apple TV+, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It’s based on the #1 new podcast of 2019 by Wondery and Bloomberg Media.   

Here’s how Deadline describes he series: "Directed by Showalter (The Big Sick, The Lovebirds) based on a script by Pritchett (Succession, Veep), The Shrink Next Door is a dark comedy inspired by true events that detail the bizarre relationship between psychiatrist to the stars Dr. Isaac ‘Ike’ Herschkopf, played by Paul Rudd, and his longtime patient Martin “Marty” Markowitz, played by Will Ferrell. Over the course of their relationship, the all-too-charming Ike slowly takes over Marty’s life, even moving into Marty’s Hamptons home...

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04:00
macOS Big Sur 11: What’s new in Safari 14

With Safari in macOS Big Sur, Apple puts a priority on speed and privacy. In all, the changes make for a browsing experience that feels more personalized than ever. Here’s an overview of the new features in Safari.

Speed and efficiency

Apple claims that the new Safari is up to 50 percent faster than Google Chrome. The company also says that Safari on a MacBook is less power hungry than other browsers, because the software is optimized for the Mac.

Apple claims that compared to the Chrome and Firefox browsers, Safari provides up to an hour more browsing time, and up to three hours of video streaming time, on a single battery charge.

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03:59
Purported photo depicts AirTags keychain, offers...

This could be the long-rumored Apple AirTag (albeit with a saddle brown accessory attached to it).

Rumors have suggested Apple’s upcoming AirTags Bluetooth item trackers will come with various accessories to allow them to be attached to items, and now an alleged AirTag keychain has surfaced on Twitter.

The design of the ring appears to be similar to what’s been seen in an AirTag patent, although this could be easily faked.

Apple’s AirTag devices are believed to be small, round discs that can be attached to devices alongside iPhones, iPads, Macs, and other gear. The devices can be tracked via the Find My App program as needed.

It’s presently thought that AirTags could make an appearance at the upcoming Apple media event, albeit Apple has yet to offer specific details as to this.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

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03:59
Apple is Rumored to be Switching to Higher-End...

(Click on Image to Enlarge) In October Patently Apple posted a report titled "Korean Analysts are buzzing over LG's Profits to Rise as OLED Displays for iPhones expected to Soar." The buzz had been building for months. Today a Korean rumor report has surfaced claiming that LG Display will be expanding their production rate of its organic light emitting diode...

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03:54
‘MacVoices’ looks at the panel’s iPhone 12...

The most recent edition of MacVoices Live! was and the panel took advantage of it to discuss a wide variety of topics, starting off with the iPhone 12. David Ginsburg, Frank Petrie, Kelly Guimont, and host Chuck Joiner covered their iPhone 12 buying plans, what gear they already have on order (or in hand), and what else might be on the shopping list (this is part one of two).

MacVoices is an Internet show that delivers in-depth discussions with the most influential people in the Mac industry as well as the individuals who are out there making it happen on the front lines of the global Apple community. Founded as an audio program in 2005, the show has evolved into audio and video versions to offer the best of both worlds.

Joiner is the producer and host of MacVoices. You can catch up with what he’s doing on...

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03:32
Apple is Granted a Patent Covering Future Radial...

Patently Apple first reported on a radial menu patent back in 2012 when Apple was granted their first patent. Apple has been updating their invention on a consistent basis since that time and in today's patent, Apple ....

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03:27
Heart Analyzer App Gains Blood Oxygen Complication...

Heart Analyzer today reached version 8.3, bringing some notable improvements to the popular heart health app including new complications and customizations.

Top of the list for Apple Watch Series 6 owners will be the new Blood Oxygen Saturation complication, which lets you track the SPO2 metric over the past week with a glance of your watch face.

There's also a new complication that shows the chart for today and yesterday's heart rate, and a new toggle in workouts that lets you view heart rate zones by percentages or time in zone.

Meanwhile, on the iPhone app, a new custom scaling feature lets you fix the minimum and maximum values on heart rate day charts for better day-to-day comparisons.

Following version 8's...

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03:20
ProMotion displays again rumored for 'iPhone...

LG Display is expanding production of its factory lines devoted to Apple, reportedly making low-power LTPO displays that may bring ProMotion to 2021's higher-end "iPhone 13" models.ProMotion may come to the "iPhone 13"Following many previous rumors that a 120hz ProMotion iPhone will arrive in 2021, LG Display is reportedly increasing production of the displays that this would require. The company is to produce more OLED panels using low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) technology.

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03:15
macOS Big Sur: What’s new in the Messages app

Users who are fully invested in Apple’s ecosystem—you use Macs, iPhone, iPads, etc.—have noticed for a while that some apps that you can use on all platforms don’t always have the same features. Messages is a prime example of that. The iOS and iPadOS version have had features you won’t find on macOS.

That’s changed with macOS Big Sur. Apple used its Mac Catalyst technology to convert the iOS version of Messages to a version for the Mac. The result is that the Mac’s instant messaging app is more robust and works just like it does on the iPhone and iPad.

Here’s an overview of Messages in Big Sur.

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03:00
GeForce gaming cloud workaround could allow iOS/...

As the legal battle between Apple and Fortnite-maker Epic Games rages on, there could be a backdoor that allows for iOS and iPadOS users to play the game via Nvidia’s cloud gaming service.

Nvidia, which has developed a version of its GeForce cloud gaming service that runs in the mobile version of the Safari web browser, could be that back door. While Apple wouldn’t receive a cut of virtual item sales when played this way, it could still be a viable way to play the game while Apple and Epic Games continue their courtroom-based dispute.

Unlike Google’s Android operating system, Apple does not restrict which third-party services can run within Safari or other web browsers.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via The Mac Observer and The BBC

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03:00
Apple @ Work Podcast: Kandji adds a new breed of...

In this episode of the Apple @ Work podcast, Bradley is joined by Adam Pettit from Kandj to discuss automation in the Apple device management space.

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03:00
Shelly Plug US review: A European brand makes a...

Though rough around the edges, this affordable smart plug includes some excellent features, such as energy monitoring.

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02:45
Report: 'iPhone 13 Pro' Models to Feature...

Apple will adopt OLED displays with low-power LPTO backplane technology for at least two iPhone models in 2021, according to Korean website The Elec.

From the report:

LG Display will expand the production rate of its organic light emitting diode (OLED) panel factory lines dedicated to Apple, TheElec has learned.

LG Display is planning to put in low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LPTO) thin-film transistors (TFT) equipment that can add 25,000 substrates per month in monthly production rate into the lines by next year.

The LTPO equipment being placed in the factory lines will be for OLED panel supply to ‌iPhone‌ next year, while the ones after May will likely be for panels for iPhones of 2022.LTPO technology would result in a more power efficient backplane, which is responsible for turning individual pixels on and...

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02:34
Network Radar 2.10 - $17.99

Network Radar is an advanced network scanning and managing tool. Featuring an easy-to-use and streamlined design, the all-new Network Radar 2 has been engineered from the ground up as a modern Mac application.

Features:

  • Scan your network and retrieve detailed information on network devices
  • Run useful network tools and commands with the click of a button
  • Use the monitoring feature and get notified about changes in your network
  • Access devices from previous scans, even in different networks
  • Use the simple rules / actions system for automatic processing of devices
  • Simply connect to a device by double-clicking it in the list
  • Assign your own names and choose from provided icons or import own icons
  • Organize your hosts in folders and smart folders
  • Create scans with custom IP ranges
  • Export a scan to XML, CSV, TXT, PDF or NETRADR

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01:22
Posterino 3.9 - Create posters, collages, calendars...

Posterino offers enhanced customization and flexibility including a variety of new, stylish templates featuring grids of identical or odd-sized image boxes. You can customize the size and shape of these boxes at any time. And with a single click, the application will automatically fill those boxes with random images drawn from the photos you uploaded. If you prefer to manually select images, you can simply drag and drop images into the template.

Sharing your photos is quick and simple as well. You can directly upload your completed collages to your Facebook, Twitter or Flickr account from inside the app, and export photos to iPhoto and your email. Posterino also lets you create and send custom e-cards with your very own stamps and postmarks.

The new features of Posterino 3 are:

  • Improved workflow throughout: Adding, removing or creating image objects now results in an instant re-layout of your document.
  • New and improved content:...
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00:35
Evernote 10.3.6 - Create searchable notes and access...

Evernote allows you to easily capture information in any environment using whatever device or platform you find most convenient, and makes this information accessible and searchable at anytime, from anywhere.

  • Create notes containing text and audio
  • Find printed and handwritten text within images
  • Clip application and web content directly into Evernote
  • Synchronize with the Evernote Service and access all notes, even ones taken using other clients

Note: while Evernote is listed as free, there are subscription pricing plans that can be viewed here.



Version 10.3.6:

New:

  • View note counts in the left navigation
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22:36
Bookends 13.4.7 - Reference management and...

Bookends is a full-featured bibliography/reference and information-management system for students and professionals.

  • Bookends uses the cloud to sync reference libraries on all the Macs you use. Access the power of Bookends directly from Mellel, Nisus Writer Pro, or MS Word (including Word 2016): Bookends allows you to scan your existing word-processor files and automatically generate finished manuscripts with properly formatted bibliographies. You can also scan Apple Pages '08, '09, and 5, Manuscripts.app, and LibreOffice/OpenOffice 4 files, or RTF files saved from any word processor.
  • Bookends allows you to share your references over the Internet with anyone, on any platform. And with Bookends, you can directly search and import references from...
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22:14
SteerMouse 5.5.4 - Powerful third-party mouse driver.

SteerMouse is an advanced driver for USB and Bluetooth mice.

SteerMouse can assign various functions to buttons that Apple's software does not allow, including double-clicks, modifier clicks, application switching, assignment of shortcut keys, "snap to" cursor movement, which moves the cursor to target (such as an OK button), and more.

SteerMouse lets you control the cursor's sensitivity on top of the tracking speed. (Apple's software only allows adjustment for the tracking speed.) By adjusting both configurations, you can customize the ideal setting for the cursor to fit the movements of your hand.



Version 5.5.4

  • Supports Logitech MX Anywhere 3 for Mac.
  • Problem solved where some buttons on Razer Bluetooth mice would trigger unexpectedly.



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22:06
EarthDesk 7.4.6 - $24.99

EarthDesk replaces your static desktop picture with a rendered image of Earth showing correct sun, moon, and city illumination.

With an Internet connection, EarthDesk displays near-real-time global cloud cover, allowing users to track hurricanes and typhoons, or simply admire our beautiful planet. User options allow you to adjust the overall transparency of the cloud layer.

Features

  • Crisp, Realistic Images - Unique to EarthDesk is accurate rendering of moonlight on the Living Earth satellite map. To create this stunning effect, the phase of the moon and reflectiveness of the Earth's surface are used to determine correct coloring of the image, ensuring a realistic view of the Earth from space.
  • Global Cloud Cover - EarthDesk displays near real-time global cloud cover (internet access required), letting you track storms and volcanic eruptions, or simply admire our beautiful planet. You can also...
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21:52
Apple Event deals: save up to $550 on Macs, AirPods...

Apple's "one more thing" event is almost here and B&H is slashing prices on Apple hardware in celebration of the special occasion. Save on everything from AirPods Pro to MacBook Pros with discounts of up to $550 off and prices as low as $229.AirPods Pro with AppleCare $229Shoppers looking for a bundle deal on Apple AirPods Pro with AppleCare can save $50 on the kit, bringing the price down to $229.99.

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19:29
Powerbeats3 Wireless Earphones dip to $78 for...

In celebration of Apple's "one more thing" event on Nov. 10, retailers are issuing price cuts on Powerbeats3 wireless earphones, with prices falling to just $77.99.Powerbeats on saleThere are a few places to grab bonus savings on Powerbeats3 wireless, with the absolute lowest price available in the AppleInsider Shop. There you can pick up the wireless earphones in Indigo, Violet or White for $77.99, a discount of $120 off original MSRP.

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18:56
Brazil has by far the most expensive iPhone 12 in...

While the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max went up for pre-order last Friday, the company also announced that its full lineup of 2020 iPhones is coming to more countries on November 20, including Brazil. While this may sound irrelevant, Brazil will once again have the world’s most expensive iPhone by far — but it might lose first place in the ranking over the next few weeks.

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18:50
How to buy an Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S on...

After all the rumors, teases, reveals and reviews, the launch of a new generation of consoles is upon us. Microsoft is going first with the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S officially going on sale and shipping starting on November 10th. If you’re div...

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18:34
[Sponsor] Atoms

Why do your shoelaces become untied? Why are shoes only made in half sizes? Why do your shoes stink? Why do your feet ache? Why are your shoes so uncomfortable?

Atoms fixed all of the annoying things about your shoes with the Model Zero sneaker.

It moves with you throughout the day, has elastic shoelaces that don’t become untied, and features an odor-fighting copper-thread lining. You’ll feel like you’re walking on clouds when you wear them. They’re ultra comfortable and cushion every step.

Visit the Atoms website to buy your first pair today. You’ll get a free Atoms mask — which was rated Best Material by The Wall Street Journal — with each order using the coupon code “DF” while checking out.

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18:25
The iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max

There is a structural problem with writing reviews of multiple new iPhones when they are released together — Mini and Max sizes, say, or Pro and non-Pro tiers, or, in this review’s case, two phones that span both gamuts. Each phone is a potential story unto itself, but to be truly understood, they need to be compared and contrasted with each other. I’ve spent the last week using a black iPhone 12 Mini and gold iPhone 12 Pro Max, and my thoughts on both follow upon my take on Apple’s iPhone 12 event and my review three weeks ago of the mid-sized iPhones, the 12 and 12 Pro. That’s a large reading assignment if you haven’t been following along, I’m afraid, but we’re not going to slow down for the benefit of those who haven’t been paying attention.

iPhone 12 Mini

The name tells you...

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17:50
Facebook takes down pages spreading 'Stop the...

Facebook is still trying to get a handle on people and groups spreading election misinformation via “Stop the Steal” messaging. The company took down a handful of prominent Facebook pages and at least one group promoting “Stop the Steal,” for inauthe...

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17:00
Sketchy photo claims to show 'AirTags'...

A photo circulating online suggests Apple is preparing a leather keyring accessory for an as-yet-unannounced "AirTags" tracking device.Spotted by known Apple product leaker "choco_bit," the supposed "AirTags" accessory sports a simple leather design with clasp that attaches to a metal keyring, onto which is emblazoned "Designed by Apple in California, Assembled in China.""Potentially AirTag carrying accessory in Saddle Brown. Looks a lot like this previously reported patent, but take it with a bit of salt though since something similar is easily reproducible in China," the leaker said in a tweet Monday.

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16:31
Photo Depicts Alleged AirTag Keychain

Rumors have suggested Apple's upcoming AirTags Bluetooth item trackers will come with various accessories to allow them to be attached to items, and now an alleged AirTag keychain has surfaced on Twitter.

Leaker Fudge (@choco_bit) shared what might be an AirTag carrying accessory in a Saddle Brown color.

A patent for an 'AirTag' accessory

As Fudge points out, the design of the ring is similar to what's been seen in an AirTag patent, but it is something that's easy to fake and therefore the legitimacy of the accessory in the photo cannot be confirmed. Fudge suggests taking the leak with a "bit of salt" because it's easy to reproduce, but if legitimate, this could be our first look at an AirTag accessory.

Another AirTag accessory patent image

‌AirTags‌ themselves are believed to be small, round...

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16:30
Facebook, Google, other major developers decline to...

A number of major app makers, including Facebook, Google and Candy Crush Saga developer King, will not offer initial support for Apple silicon Macs at launch, according to a report on Monday.Apple is widely expected to unveil the first Macs powered by its in-house A-series processors at a special event on Tuesday. The company has been working hard to get developers aboard the new platform, but some larger companies are taking a wait-and-see approach.Because Apple silicon Macs run on chips bearing a largely identical architecture to those in iPhone and iPad, iOS developers can port their wares to the new Mac operating system with minimal effort. Apple is also allowing iOS and iPadOS app makers to offer apps through the Mac App Store. While some, like Netflix and HBO, have elected to do so, others have...

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16:10
New photo claims to show alleged Apple’s AirTag...

Apple is rumored to introduce a new product called AirTag, which is basically a Tile competitor that will let users track any objects through the Find My network. Although we don’t know when the AirTags will be unveiled, the leaker Fudge shared today on Twitter an image that shows an alleged AirTag carrying accessory designed by Apple to work with AirTags.

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16:10
Apple Suspends Supplier For Using Illegal Student...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Apple has reprimanded one of its largest manufacturers after a Financial Times investigation found that thousands of student interns had worked overtime to assemble iPhones, in breach of Chinese law. After being contacted by the FT, Apple said it had stopped giving "new business" to Pegatron, its second-largest iPhone assembler after Foxconn. However, workers there said the factory was still manufacturing new products ahead of the holidays.

Pegatron, which has headquarters in Taiwan but has operations in China, is one of Apple's largest manufacturers, producing iPhones, Macs, iPads and other components for several years. It has also faced recurring allegations about working conditions from campaign groups such as China Labor Watch. Until last month, thousands of student interns had assembled iPhones at Pegatron's Kunshan plant and illegally worked overtime and night shifts, according to former interns and workers at the...

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16:08
Adobe to Acquire 'Workfront,' the Leading...

Adobe has just announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Workfront, the leading work management platform for marketers, for $1.5 billion...

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15:36
Slingbox server shutdown will kill every box in two...

Before streaming video from the cloud was a normal thing, a Slingbox was the best way to access TV from anywhere. Just plug one of their transcoders into your antenna or cable box, plug in the internet, and it provided a stream you could watch at wor...

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15:33
Kathryn Hahn joins Apple TV+ exclusive 'The...

Kathryn Hahn is set to join Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd in the "The Shrink Next Door," an upcoming Apple TV+ series based on the eponymous podcast from Wondery.Source: DeadlineThe limited Apple TV+ series is inspired by true events and details the "bizarre" relationship between psychiatrist Dr. Isaac Herschkopf, played by Rudd, and longtime patient Martin "Marty" Markowitz," played by Ferrell.

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15:29
The Entire Tech Industry will be watching Apple...

The PC market has been dominated by chips from Intel and Advanced Micro Devices for decades and Apple's shift to Intel processors was big news back in January 2006. Tomorrow Apple is expected to start a two-year process of ending its nearly 15-year relationship with Intel

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15:28
Patent trollin’: Apple can move Unilock lawsuit to...

The Federal Circuit has granted a petition from Apple to spring a Uniloc patent infringement lawsuit from a Texas court to one in California, according to AppleInsider. Chief Judge Sharon Prost led a majority that found Albright to have placed too much weight on Apple's presence in Waco, Texas, and on an aggressive trial schedule, the article adds.

Uniloc, an Australia-based company that I consider a “patent troll,” has sued  Apple numerous times on dubious claims. A “patent troll” is an individual or an organization that purchases and holds patents for unscrupulous purposes such as stifling competition or launching patent infringement suits. In legal terms, a patent troll is a type of non-practicing entity: someone who holds a patent but is not involved in the design or manufacture of any product or process...

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15:22
Dish to shut down Slingbox services, hardware...

Dish Network on Monday announced it will shut down its Slingbox services and hardware support in two years.Credit: Dish NetworkIn a message to customers, Dish said that its Slingbox servers would be permanently disabled 24 months after Nov. 9, 2020. That means the devices will officially be killed off in November 2022.

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15:14
Federal Circuit grants Apple petition to move Uniloc...

The Federal Circuit granted a petition from Apple to spring a Uniloc patent infringement lawsuit from a Texas court to one in California.Credit: AppleBack in September 2019, non-practicing entity Uniloc filed a lawsuit against Apple alleging that its app update mechanisms infringe on a patent developed by Philip Electronics. That lawsuit was filed in the patent holder-friendly U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.

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15:03
'Spider-Man' PS4 update will let you...

In a reversal of an earlier decision, Insomniac Games announced on Monday that PlayStation 4 players will have the ability to transfer their save files from Marvel’s Spider-Man to the upcoming PlayStation 5 remaster of the game. What’s more, they won...

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14:29
Kathryn Hann Joins the cast of the Apple TV+ Series...

In late April Patently Apple reported that Apple had given a straight-to-series order for The Shrink Next Door, an eight-episode limited series starring Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd. Today we're learning that Kathryn Hahn is joining the cast...

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14:21
iOS apps will run on Apple Silicon Macs, but major...

Apple will hold another special event tomorrow, and we expect to see the first Mac with Apple Silicon chips. While we don’t know much about these Macs, Apple confirmed at WWDC 2020 that ARM Macs will be able to run any iOS app — however, things will not be as easy as you might think.

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14:21
iOS apps will run on Apple Silicon Macs, but major...

Apple will hold another special event tomorrow, and we expect to see the first Mac with Apple Silicon chips. While we don’t know much about these Macs, Apple confirmed at WWDC 2020 that ARM Macs will be able to run any iOS app — however, things will not be as easy as you might think.

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13:57
Hands-On With Apple's Intercom Feature for...

With the iOS 14.2 update and the HomePod 14.2 software, Apple enabled full functionality for Intercom, a new feature that was introduced alongside the HomePod mini. Intercom is now fully functional and works across all of your devices, and we thought we'd test it out so MacRumors readers can see just how it works.

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Intercom, as the name suggests, is designed to let you use your devices as an Intercom platform to communicate with members of your household. It is designed primarily as a feature for the ‌HomePod‌ and the ‌HomePod mini‌, and to use it, you need at least one ‌HomePod‌. Intercom is managed and activated through the Home app in the Settings section, and if you want instructions on setting...

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13:50
Magnetic FreeBOT orbs work together to climb large...

We’ve seen both companies and research teams attempt to make modular robots an everyday reality, but, more often than not, they all run into the same problem: the mechanism that allows those devices to connect to each other is complicated and fragile...

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13:47
Apple's MagSafe Duo Charger approved by FCC

Apple's MagSafe Duo Charger has received approval from the Federal Communications Commission, suggesting that a release date could be near.Credit: AppleThe two-in-one iPhone and Apple Watch charger was initially unveiled at Apple's October keynote, and although it appeared on Apple's online store last week, it doesn't yet have an official release date.

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13:33
Apple Gets FCC Approval for MagSafe Duo Wireless...

Apple today received FCC approval for its MagSafe Duo Wireless Charger accessory, which means it could be launching in the near future. An imminent release also makes sense given that ‌MagSafe‌ Duo reviews went live today.

The FCC filing covers a "two coil charger" with a model number of A2458. The filing includes images, user manuals, and RF exposure reports.

Apple announced the ‌MagSafe‌ Duo at its October event that saw the unveiling of the iPhone 12 lineup and the new ‌MagSafe‌ accessories, but the charger continues to be listed as "Coming Soon" on Apple's site.

The ‌MagSafe‌ Duo is priced at $129, combining a ‌MagSafe‌ charger for iPhone with an Apple Watch charging puck for Apple Watch in a fold-over design ideal for travel.

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13:13
Apple’s MagSafe Duo wireless charger receives FCC...

Apple’s upcoming MagSafe Duo Charger has officially recovered approval from the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) in the United States. Apple’s website still lists the 2-in-1 Apple Watch and iPhone charger as “coming soon,” but FCC approval is a good indication that a release could happen soon.

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13:02
Photographer Austin Mann reviews the iPhone 12 Pro...

Travel photographer Austin Mann has taken the iPhone 12 Pro Max to Utah's Zion National Park, providing a look at what 2020's highest-end iPhone camera is capable of.Image Credit: Austin MannIn October, Austin Mann reviewed the iPhone 12 Pro at Glacier National Park in Montana, praising the improvement to the lineup over the iPhone 11 lineup. Now, he's taken the iPhone 12 Pro Max to Utah to see how it stands up against its smaller counterpart.

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12:36
Blackmagic Design unveils DaVinci Resolve 17 with...

Blackmagic Design on Monday unveiled the next-generation version of DaVinci Resolve, which brings a slew of new features and improvements to the video editing platform.Credit: Blackmagic DesignDaVinci Resolve 17 introduces 100 new features and 200 improvements, including major updates to the Fairlight audio workstation and color grading toolset alongside broader user interface upgrades.

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12:26
Furries recreate Four Seasons Total Landscaping in...

A Philadelphia landscaping business carved out its place in history over the weekend after a Trump campaign press conference was held there. President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani and other campaign supporters spoke to the press outside Four S...

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12:25
On the iPhone 12 Pro Max, Apple Executives Point to...

In a new report posted today, we hear from two of Apple executives sharing the company's vision and design philosophy behind the iPhone's camera development.

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12:07
Photographer Austin Mann Shares iPhone 12 Pro Max...

When it comes to testing the camera features in new iPhone models, photographer Austin Mann's detailed reviews are second to none. iPhone 12 Pro Max reviews went live this morning, and Mann's in-depth camera test is also now available.

Mann's review a must-read review for anyone who is interested in the ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ Max for its camera, because this is the first year in some time that Apple has introduced different cameras in the Pro and Pro Max models. The Pro Max has a larger sensor and larger pixels, plus a different telephoto lens.

Despite the improvements in the ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ Max over the Pro, Mann said that in his testing, he could "barely see a difference" between the two iPhones in most lighting...

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11:51
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate adds one free month of...

One of the best deals in gaming is about to get even better, albeit for a relatively short time. Starting today, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate comes with one free month of Disney+ — provided you’re new to the streaming service. You have until January 31st,...

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11:37
Review: iBoy is a Must-Have Desk Toy for iPod Fans

Designer Philip Lee, known for his line of Classicbot toys modeled after Apple products, earlier this year came out with his latest figurine, the iBoy.

The palm-sized iBoy is an homage to Apple's iPod Classic, first released in 2001. Design wise, the iBoy is a cross between an iPod and a robot, and it makes for a fun desktop toy or shelf decoration.

iBoy's body looks similar to a classic iPod, with a fake screen that houses a robot face and a functional click wheel with buttons that can be pressed. The wheel in the middle turns just like on an iPod, and all four buttons around the wheel can be pressed in, as can the middle button.

The buttons have a satisfying click that will remind iPod fans of their classic music players, and the weight is also similar to an original iPod. iBoy's buttons were my favorite part because in addition to being a cute...

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11:35
Gallery: Travel photographer Austin Mann compares...

Following his in-depth review of the iPhone 12 Pro camera last month, travel photographer Austin Mann is back today with a look at the new iPhone 12 Pro Max. Apple has made big claims about the iPhone 12 Pro Max camera system, and Mann’s review offers more details on what you can expect.

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Apple’s new 2020 13″ MacBook Airs with M1 Apple Silicon CPUs are now on sale at B&H Photo for $100-$110 off MSRP, starting at $999, as part of their Cyber Monday 2020 sales event. Free expedited... Read more
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Apple has a full line of Certified Refurbished 2020 13″ 2.0GHz 4-Core Touch Bar MacBook Pros, with 10th generation Intel processors, available starting at $1529 and up to $300 off MSRP. Apple’s one-... Read more
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Amazon has 2020 11″ WiFi iPad Pros in 512GB and 1TB configurations on sale for $150 off Apple’s MSRP as part of their Black Friday 2020 sale. These are the same iPad Pros sold by Apple in its retail... Read more
Black Friday Sale: Apple Watch Series 3 avail...
Amazon has Apple Watch Series 3 GPS models on sale for $80 off MSRP, starting at only $119.99, as part of their Black Friday 2020 sale. Their prices are the lowest available for these models from any... Read more

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Senior Data Engineer - *Apple* - Theorem, L...
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Cub Foods - Apple Valley - Now Hiring Part Time! United States of America, Minnesota, Apple Valley Retail Post Date Nov 18, 2020 Requisition # 124800 Sign Up for Read more
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Overview The Apple Test Engineer (TE) works as part of a team to perform the integration, packaging, testing, and trobleshooting of applications/changes delivered to Read more
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