Day: April 4, 2018

How to Get the Most Out of Your New Sixth-Generation iPad

Apple last week announced and debuted an attractive new iPad option — a sixth-generation model with an affordable $329 price tag, an upgraded A10 Fusion processor, and support for the Apple Pencil, an accessory previously limited to the more expensive iPad Pro models. For MacRumors readers who are upgrading to Apple’s stellar new tablet from …

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Apple Shares Tutorial Videos and How To Website Highlighting Apple Pencil and New iPad

Apple today shared new iPad tutorial videos on its YouTube channel, which appear to be aimed at customers who have purchased the new sixth-generation iPad with Apple Pencil support. Apple has also aggregated all of the videos on an iPad how to website. The first video, which is a minute long, focuses on using the …

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Total Number of App Store Apps Shrank in 2017 Thanks to Apple's Quality Crackdown

The number of apps available in the App Store shrank for the first time ever in 2017, according to data shared today by App Store analytics company Appfigures (via TechCrunch). At the end of 2017, there were 2.1 million iOS apps available in the App Store, compared to 2.2 million apps at the beginning of …

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Instagram Disables Several APIs Used by Third-Party Apps

Along with multiple privacy-related API changes being made to Facebook, Facebook, which owns Instagram, announced that it has disabled several Instagram Platform APIs as of today, disabling certain Instagram features that are available in third-party Instagram apps. Third-party Instagram apps will no longer be able to use APIs that provide access to follower lists, likes, …

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Facebook Details Several Privacy Changes Coming in the Wake of Cambridge Analytica Scandal

Facebook Chief Technology Officer Mike Shroepfer today wrote a blog post outlining several changes that are being made to Facebook APIs to limit the amount of data apps can collect from Facebook users. Changes are being made to the Events, Groups, and Pages API to cut down on what apps can see. With the Events …

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iPhone Slowdown Lawsuits Ordered to Be Centralized in Northern California District Court

Apple’s legal battle against dozens of iPhone slowdown class action lawsuits will take place in a courtroom near its headquarters. The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation today disclosed it has ordered [PDF] all iPhone slowdown lawsuits to be transferred to the U.S. District Court for Northern California and, with the consent of that court, …

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Apple Releases First Beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 to Public Beta Testers

Apple today released the first beta of an upcoming macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 update to public beta testers, one day after seeding the update to developers and one week after releasing macOS High Sierra 10.13.4. Beta testers who have signed up for Apple’s beta testing program will be able to download the new macOS High …

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Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 53 With Bug Fixes and Feature Improvements

Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced two years ago in March of 2016. Apple designed the Safari Technology Preview to test features that may be introduced into future release versions of Safari. Safari Technology Preview release 53 includes bug fixes and feature improvements for Service …

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Apple Music and iCloud Music Library Face Syncing Issues as Users Discover Temporary Fixes

Apple Music and iCloud Music Library sometimes face slight delays when syncing your music between devices like a Mac and iPhone, but since the launch of iOS 11.3 reports about these delays have grown much more frequent. On the MacRumors forums, in Apple’s support communities, and throughout numerous Reddit posts, users have mentioned that when …

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