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Apple Probably Isn’t Releasing New Macs and iPads This Summer, But it Did Register Some

When it comes to product releases, Apple may be secretive but it’s also predictable. Software announcements come in the spring during WWDC (as was the case this year) and hardware typically comes in the fall. A new rumour, fuelled by filings made with the Eurasian Economic Commission, has sparked some speculation of a summer release, but don’t hold your breath. Read More >>

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How Apple’s New Software Turned My Life Upside Down

Software updates are exciting. I keep telling my friends this, and when they get behind on their updates, I’m all, “Hey, you’re missing out on good stuff!” This is part of the reason why I’m sometimes the guy who downloads beta versions of software. The bugs are annoying, but hey, the features are better. This approach recently backfired on me with macOS and iOS 12. Unexpectedly, I think the resulting disaster made me a better computer user. Read More >>

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Everything Apple Announced at WWDC

If you hoped that Tim Cook would surprise the world and introduce some new Apple hardware at this year’s WWDC keynote, you must feel sorely disappointed. But if you get all hot and bothered by attractive and useful macOS upgrades, you are in luck. The annual developer conference introduced a long list of little things that will make using Apple products a lot better. Read More >>

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Signal’s Disappearing Messages Have a Huge Flaw on Macs

A bevy of secure messaging options exist to serve the needs of whistleblowers, journalists, and those wanting greater privacy in general, and among them Signal has become one of the most trusted. It even comes baked in with “disappearing” messages that users can set to self-destruct anywhere from five seconds to one week after they’re checked. Read More >>

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Apple’s New External GPU Support for Macs Is a Boon for Gamers and Graphics Pros

Alongside yesterday’s big update to iOS 11.3, Apple also quietly pushed out an update for macOS High Sierra. Included in the new update (version 10.13.4) are a number of helpful, but not super exciting improvements, such as the addition of new privacy icons and data management, additional sorting functions for bookmarks in Safari, and the usual assortment of bug fixes and stability enhancements. If you weren’t looking closely at the change log, you might have skipped over the line talking about new external GPU support coming to macOS. Read More >>

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Go Update Your Apple Devices to Fix the Telugu ‘Text Bomb’ Bug Now

What started out as a seemingly simple bug turned into a real hassle when people figured out it was possible to crash iMessage, Twitter or even the Wi-Fi app on Apple products by inserting a single character from the Indian language of Telugu. And once an app had crashed, it would keep crashing forever until you took somewhat extreme measures like deleting and reinstalling the app, erasing entire conversation threads, or upgrading to a beta version of your device’s OS. Read More >>

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Apple Is Rushing to Fix the Telugu Bug as Arseholes Use It to ‘Bomb’ People’s iPhones and Macs

While many bugs are relatively benign, often getting patched before the user knows anything is wrong, the latest plague to hit Apple devices is already wreaking havoc on the internet. Read More >>

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Another Weird iOS Bug Can Totally Screw Up Your Messaging Apps

The seemingly endless string of iOS bugs is a sickness that just won’t go away. Just a month ago, people discovered that a strange hyperlink could cause Messages to crash. And while that issue has been patched, a new bug has appeared that can wreck Messages, along with a number of other major apps. Read More >>

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Apple Is Reportedly Preparing a Way to Unify Mac and iOS Apps

Despite the wealth of software available for Macs, Apple’s desktop app store largely feels abandoned, as many of the important apps you might actually want are more readily obtained directly from the developer. However, after years of theorising and speculation, Apple is reportedly trying to bridge the gap between its desktop and mobile stores, by enabling developers to create a single app that would be compatible with both platforms. Read More >>

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A Maxed-Out iMac Pro Costs Over £12,000

Apple’s new, most powerful iMac Pro is finally available for sale, and while some may think its £4,899 starting price is a bit steep, it’s the all extras that will really get you. That’s because when fully loaded with an 18-core Intel Xeon CPU (which won’t even ship until next year), 128GB of error-checking memory, and a 4TB SSD, you’re looking at a total price of £12,279. Read More >>

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Apple’s Long-Awaited iMac Pro Finally Goes on Sale in Two Days

Back at WWDC 2017 in June, Apple teased us with the iMac Pro, its most powerful desktop yet. But for months, there was barely a peep about when it might available. Now we know it’s definitely going to be available before the end of the year (unlike the HomePod), when the 8 and 10 core models go on sale later this week on Thursday, 14th December. (The high-end 14 and 18-core models probably won’t go on sale until sometime in early 2018.) Read More >>

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5 Reasons to Build a Hackintosh (and How to Get Started)

Windows fans can build their own computers when they can’t find one in stores to match their needs, but custom-made Macs are much harder to put together, as Apple doesn’t like having its software and hardware separated. But if you’ve got the time, and really need your beefy computer running macOS, then you should build up your own Hackintosh—that’s what people call custom build macOS machines. Read More >>

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An Overhauled MacPro Is Finally Coming Next Year, No Matter What Anybody Thinks

Four years after the launch of the trashcan shaped MacPro, Apple has finally, slyly, announced a new MacPro. The news comes via John Gruber of Daring Fireball: Read More >>

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How To Save an Old Laptop By Installing This Free OS

The new and improved default OS for the Raspberry Pi isn’t just for hobbyist computer boards any longer. Thanks to an experimental version of the Linux-based software for PCs and Macs, you can use it to reinvigorate an old laptop and get a few more years out of an ageing machine. Read More >>

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Apple is Having a Mac Crisis

A lot of people, including some of the world’s best known commentators on Apple, are saying that the company is facing serious challenges in its Mac business — unsurprisingly, Apple is clapping back at those reports and says everything is just fine. Read More >>