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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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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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Apple Facing Lawsuit Over Heart Rate Sensor in Apple Watch

Apple is facing a lawsuit from Omni MedSci, a company that says Apple is infringing on its patented technology with the Apple Watch’s heart rate sensor, reports Axios. Omni MedSci claims to have met with Apple from 2014 until 2016, but Apple ultimately ended discussions for a partnership and then reportedly used Omni MedSci’s patented …

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Apple Stops Signing iOS 11.2.6 Following iOS 11.3 Release

Following the release of iOS 11.3 last week, Apple has stopped signing iOS 11.2.6, the previous version of iOS that was available to consumers. iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners who have upgraded to iOS 11.2.6 will no longer be able to downgrade to earlier versions of iOS. Apple routinely stops signing older versions of …

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MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Lightpad Block M From ROLI

For this week’s giveaway, we’ve once again teamed up with ROLI, this time to give away one of the company’s LightPad Block M music making devices. For those unfamiliar with ROLI, it’s a company that makes a fun, modular music creation system called Blocks, designed for everyone from beginners to professionals. The Lightpad M, priced …

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Review: Prynt Pocket Turns Your iPhone Into an Instant Camera

Prynt Pocket, priced at $150, is a portable printer that’s designed to work with the iPhone, allowing you to print small 2×3 photos wherever you go thanks to ZINK paper, which does not require printer cartridges to work. There are several of these iPhone-compatible miniature printers on the market, but the Prynt Pocket is unique …

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Apple to Launch Revamped Apple ID Website That Lets Users Download All Their Data

Apple will soon introduce an updated website for managing Apple IDs, which will allow Apple users to download a copy of all of their data stored by the company, reports Bloomberg. Customers will be able to download data like their Contacts, photos, music preferences, Calendar information, and more. The site will essentially let users download …

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How to Hide and Remove System Preference Panes in macOS

In macOS, the System Preferences app located in the Applications folder is where you can adjust various settings to customize your Mac. Most system preference panes are native to macOS and cannot be removed – although they can be hidden. In this article, we’ll show you how it’s done. Occasionally, third-party apps installed on your …

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Everything Apple Announced at Today's Educational Event in Under Three Minutes

Apple held its first event of 2018 this morning in Chicago, Illinois, at the Lane Tech College Prep High School. The event’s unusual location was due to the fact that it focused on education, marking Apple’s first education-oriented event since 2012. The main draw of the event was a new low-cost iPad with Apple Pencil …

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App Store Experiencing Issues With Customers Unable to Update and Download Content

The App Store for iOS devices appears to be experiencing issues at this time, with many customers unable to access the store to make purchases and install updates to apps. It appears the iTunes Store is also affected. Affected customers are getting a popup message that reads: “The iTunes Store is unable to process purchases …

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Apple Debuts New iPhone and iPad Cases, Launches New Apple Watch Bands

Following its educational event in Chicago, Apple quietly introduced iPhone and iPad cases in new spring colors and officially launched the Apple Watch bands that were introduced last week. The new iPhone cases, iPad Smart Covers, Apple Pencil covers, and more, are available in bright primary colors, perhaps a nod to the educational focus of …

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Apple Now Selling Standalone Space Gray Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, and Magic Trackpad 2

Starting today, Apple is selling the Magic Keyboard With Numeric Keypad in Space Gray on a standalone basis, allowing customers who don’t own an iMac Pro to purchase the accessory for $149. The Space Gray Magic Keyboard was introduced alongside the iMac Pro and was previously only sold alongside that machine. Apple is also selling …

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