Month: April 2018

Apple Reminds Developers App Updates Must Support 64-Bit Starting June 2018, Warns Customers About Unoptimized Apps

Apple today reminded developers about upcoming changes being made to the Mac App Store. Starting on June 1, all new app updates submitted to the Mac App Store must support 64-bit. Apple already requires new apps submitted to the Mac App Store to offer 64-bit support, a change that went into effect in January of …

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StarTech Launches New DisplayPort and HDMI Thunderbolt 3 Mini Docking Stations

StarTech today announced the launch of a new line of bus-powered Thunderbolt 3 Mini Docking Stations designed to be used with the latest Apple Macs equipped with Thunderbolt 3 support. StarTech is offering two TB3 dock variations — the Mini Thunderbolt 3 Dock with Dual HDMI, priced at $183, and the Mini Thunderbolt 3 Dock …

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Mac Shipments Remain Steady in Q1 2018 Amid Continuing Worldwide PC Decline

Amid a continuing decline in worldwide PC shipments, Apple’s Mac sales have remained steady in the first quarter of 2018, according to new PC shipping estimates shared this afternoon by Gartner. Apple shipped an estimated 4.26 million Macs during the first quarter of 2018, up from 4.2 million Macs in the year-ago quarter, marking 1.5 …

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T-Mobile Introduces Support for Business Chat in Messages

T-Mobile today announced support for Business Chat in the Messages app on iOS devices, a feature Apple introduced in a beta capacity with the release of iOS 11.3 and macOS 10.13.4. Apple Business Chat is available for all T-Mobile customers, allowing them to interact with T-Mobile’s support staff directly in the Messages app. T-Mobile says …

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Instagram Developing Tool to Let You Download Everything You've Shared

Instagram is working on a new data portability tool that will let you download all of the content that you’ve shared on the social network, reports TechCrunch. According to an Instagram spokesperson, Instagram users will be able to download photos, videos, and messages using the upcoming tool. Instagram parent company Facebook already offers such a …

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Unauthorized iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X Display Replacements Can Break Ambient Light Sensor

iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X models that have been repaired with a new display by an unauthorized third-party repair outlet are affected by a problem where the fix seems to disable the device’s ability to adjust brightness automatically, according to report from Engadget and Motherboard. The issue appears to impact replacement displays …

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Snapchat's Spectacles 'Model 002' Appears in FCC Filing With Improved Wi-Fi and Hint at Redesign

Late last night the Federal Communications Commission published a new filing for a “wearable video camera” that was registered by Snap Inc and designated as “model 002.” The filing is believed to be for the rumored second iteration of Snapchat’s Spectacles device, with multiple snippets from the redacted documents specifically referencing the “Spectacles” brand. According …

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Apple Now Powered by 100 Percent Renewable Energy Worldwide

Apple today announced that its global facilities, including retail stores, offices, data centers, and more, are powered with 100 percent clean energy. Apple’s 100 percent clean energy figure encompasses facilities in 43 countries, including the United States, UK, China, and India. In a statement, Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple is “committed to leaving the …

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Apple 'Likely' to Face Sanctions in South Korea Over Unfair Carrier Contracts

Apple will likely face sanctions from the Korean Fair Trade Commission for unfair iPhone contracts that require local carriers to pay advertising and repair costs, reports The Korea Herald, citing industry sources. Apple’s Korean division has been criticized for asking carriers to foot the bill for advertising costs, launch events, and iPhone repairs, leading to …

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iMovie for Mac Updated With iPhone X Support for App Store Video Previews and Bug Fixes

Apple today released iMovie version 10.1.9 for macOS as a free update to its consumer video editing software on the desktop. It’s the first update to the app since shortly after macOS High Sierra was released. iMovie 10.1.9 adds support for the iPhone X and additional iPad resolutions in relation to App Previews, the feature …

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Final Cut Pro 10.4.1 and Motion and Compressor Updates Now Available on Mac App Store

Apple today released Final Cut Pro version 10.4.1, the latest update to its professional video editing software that it previewed last week. The update is available from the Mac App Store free of charge for existing users, while Final Cut Pro remains $299.99 for new users in the United States. The update may still be …

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