Boot Camp Is Dead on New Macs and 8 Other Things Apple Didn’t Say at WWDC

You’d be forgiven for missing every change to iOS, macOS, and more that Apple execs speed-talked through during Monday’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote. But even after catching up on all the announcements, there are more useful features coming to iPhones, Macs, Apple Watches, and more – and some big shifts that Apple didn’t even mention. Read More >>

iPadOS 14 Could Solve a Bunch of Little Problems We Have with iPads

It seemed like Apple completely reinvented the way we used iPads with the recent iPadOS 13 upgrade that added support for trackpads and mice. Read More >>

Major Mac Changes and App Store Drama: What We Expect at Apple’s WWDC 2020

Next Monday, Apple is kicking off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, where, as usual, the company will reveal the features coming to iPhones, Macs, and more this autumn. But things are a little weird this year due to [gestures at everything]. Instead of showing off demos to excited developers in a San Jose convention hall, Apple executives will announce the latest news in a live-streamed keynote. Read More >>

Yes, Apple Will Eventually Make a Foldable Phone, But Dear God, No, It Will Not Be This One

Apple has long been rumoured to be working on a flexible smartphone that would rival some of the experimental devices we’ve seen from Samsung and Motorola – though presumably more refined, one would hope. But today in Apple rumours that make you go “...what the fuck?” the foldable iPhone might have two displays separated by a hinge rather than an actual flexible screen. No thank you. Read More >>

Once Friends, Google and Sonos Are Now Suing Each Other

Google, bored of constantly duking it out with Apple and Amazon, is now suing Sonos – though, to be fair, Sonos did sue Google first. Read More >>

Logitech’s iPad Keyboard is the Magic Keyboard for Everyone Else

Apple’s 10.2-inch base-model iPad is a great deal. For £350, you get a speedy, solid tablet perfect for streaming TV, reading ebooks, and surfing the internet. But one little difference I didn’t think much about when Apple refreshed its cheapest iPad last year is the addition of the Smart Connector, which allows you to instantly connect a third-party accessory without using Bluetooth to pair it. The Smart Connector, introduced with the iPad Pro, is how Apple’s Magic Keyboard connects to the new iPad Pros, and now Logitech has created a similar experience for the most affordable iPad, using the Smart Connector to create the £130 Combo Touch keyboard case with touchpad. It’s like the Magic Keyboard, but cheaper. Read More >>

Publishers Mad About Ebooks Again, Sue Internet Archive Over Free Library Program

With schools and libraries closed, essential sources of education and entertainment have been cut off. That’s why, in March, the Internet Archive began digitising books and offering them for free without restrictions as part of its National Emergency Library program. The biggest publishers in the US are now suing the Internet Archive over the free ebook programme, citing copyright infringement. Read More >>

The Best Pair of Workout Earbuds Now Comes in Actual Fun Colours

I don’t know about you, but I’m over workout earbuds that only come in dark, boring colours. The options usually range from black to grey – occasionally navy, if you’re feeling spicy. Apple-owned Beats is now giving those of us who want more colour a few more shades to choose from in its Powerbeats Pro lineup, making some of the best workout earbuds stand out even more. Read More >>

The New 13-Inch MacBook Pro’s Keyboard Really Is That Good

I sit here typing on Apple’s new 13-inch MacBook Pro, which is somehow both an incremental and radical upgrade over the 13-inch MacBook Pros of recent years. The Pro I bought in 2017 sits to my left, and while the two look similar, the experience of using them is completely different. My 3-year-old laptop sports the controversial butterfly keyboard, which Apple is phasing out of its product lineup, but I still have to pound away at it every day. After using the new Pro with its scissor-switch keyboard, my old Pro actually makes me angry. Read More >>

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Fitbit Is Studying Whether Its Watches Can Detect Coronavirus Early

Fitbit owners wear their watches and fitness trackers day and night, which gives the company tonnes of data about their health. Fitbit is now launching a study to determine whether all of that data can be used to diagnose covid-19 before any noticeable symptoms—including fever and cough—even begin. Read More >>

Apple’s Magic Keyboard Really Does Turn the iPad Pro Into a Neat Little Laptop

The iPad Pro is the best tablet you can buy, but without the right accessories, it can’t fully replace your laptop for every task. The Magic Keyboard for iPad is the right accessory. In fact, it’s the perfect accessory. Read More >>

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Here’s What Apple and Google Want Coronavirus Contact-Tracing Apps to Look Like

Apple and Google aren’t developing coronavirus-tracking apps, but on Monday they shared examples of what those apps could look like. Most notably, the tech giants detailed what the public health authorities who can use their contact-tracing APIs to create those apps can’t do: namely, they can’t track your location and they can’t use your data to advertise to you. Read More >>

Apple Has A Bright Future

Apple, a technology company you may remember from such hits as the iPhone, iPad, Mac, AirPods, and Apple Watch, has announced that it expects to remain in business through 2020. Read More >>

Your iPhone Can’t Recognise You With a Mask On, So Apple Has a New Workaround

Coronavirus has upended lives in countless ways, and of those, my inability to unlock my iPhone with Face ID while wearing a mask in public spaces is not that consequential. Read More >>

Apple iPhone SE Review: This Is the iPhone to Buy Right Now

Rumours of a cheaper, smaller iPhone swirled for years before Apple actually announced the £420 second-gen iPhone SE this month, so it’s likely that the company has long been planning to release a successor to its popular pint-sized iPhone. But the iPhone SE is so much a gadget of this specific moment in time that, if I didn’t know any better, I’d think Apple rushed its release. Read More >>