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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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How to Create a Custom Ringtone Vibration on Your iPhone

You can create custom sounds and ringtones for alerts, texts, phone calls, and more on your iPhone, but did you know the same functionality exists for vibrations? Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Instead of using the set vibration patterns Apple has available, you can create your own vibrations using simple touch …

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Apple Releases 2018 Supplier Responsibility Progress Report

Apple today released its 2018 Supplier Responsibility Report, which provides a look into Code of Conduct violations in the Apple supply chain and outlines progress made with new programs promoting health and education awareness. Apple provides supplier responsibility progress reports on an annual basis in an effort to be transparent about the steps it takes …

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Apple Shares New Tutorial Videos on Framing Photos and Composing Shots With the Telephoto Camera

Apple this afternoon shared two new iPhone photography tutorial videos on its website, focused on composing images using the telephoto camera and experimenting with framing. Each short video walks users through a series of step-by-step instructions on how to use the camera to capture unique shots. In the telephoto camera video, for example, Apple suggests …

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Apple Reportedly Hires Former Twitter Engineer Michael Abbott, Who is 'Captivated' by AR and AI

Apple has reportedly hired engineer Michael Abbott for an unspecified role within the company, according to information obtained by MacGeneration [Google Translate]. Abbott’s job history includes vice president of engineering for Twitter, team lead for the Azure cloud platform at Microsoft, and senior vice president of apps and services at Palm, where he helped create …

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Apple Launching 'AC Wellness' Medical Clinics for its Employees

Apple is planning to open two “AC Wellness” health clinics for its employees and their families this spring, reports CNBC. The clinics, detailed on an accompanying AC Wellness website, will serve Apple employees in Santa Clara County, which is where its Apple Park and One Infinite Loop campuses are located. One of the clinics, the …

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Apple Shares New Tutorial Video Focusing on Experimenting With Color in Photography

Apple this afternoon uploaded a new iPhone tutorial video that’s aimed at encouraging users to experiment with color when editing an iPhone shot to get a more distinctive photo. The 32 second video walks users through selecting a photo, selecting the “Edit” function in the Photos app, and then tweaking the color levels to get …

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Vulkan Apps Now Compatible With macOS and iOS

Popular cross-platform 3D graphics and compute API Vulkan is gaining support for the Apple ecosystem, which means Mac and iOS developers will be able to build and run Vulkan apps on Apple devices. Valve, LunarG, and The Brenwill Workshop, members of The Khronos Group consortium that developed Vulkan, have worked together with the Khronos Group …

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Intel Didn't Tell U.S. Government About Meltdown and Spectre Until Vulnerabilities Went Public

Intel failed to inform U.S. cyber security officials about the Meltdown and Spectre chip flaws ahead of when they leaked to the public even though Intel had advanced knowledge of the vulnerabilities, several tech companies said in letters sent out to lawmakers on Thursday. According to Reuters, Apple and Google parent company Alphabet sent letters …

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Highlights of Apple's 2018 Shareholders Meeting

Apple’s annual shareholders meeting took place at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park this morning, with shareholders gathering to vote on proposals and ask questions of Apple executives. Apple does not live stream its shareholders meetings, but several members of the press, such as CNET’s Shara Tibken and Business Insider’s Kif Leswing, were at …

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