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Apple’s new Lockdown Mode brings enhanced security to iPhone, iPad and Mac users facing targeted attacks

Apple has introduced a new security feature that most people are probably never going to use… but which could come in handy if you’re a journalist, activist, or government worker at high risk of a sophisticated, targeted attack. Lockdown Mode, which will roll out this fall to iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura, essentially […]

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Apple’s new software drops support for some older (and not that old) hardware

Apple plans to launch new versions of its smartphone, tablet, and desktop operating systems this fall, with beta releases of iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS 13 Ventura scheduled to drop in July. But the company is also dropping support for some older devices. Still using an iPhone 7 or an older model? No iOS […]

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Apple’s Continuity Camera turns your iPhone into a Mac webcam

Laptop webcams have a history of being… not great. And while computer makers are finally starting to release models with better-than-potato quality, you know what’s typically better than even the best laptop webcams? A good smartphone camera. So Apple has announced a new feature that will let you use an iPhone as a webcam with […]

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You can hide the MacBook Pro notch with a virtual bezel (on a per-app basis)

Apple’s new MacBook Pro 14 and 16 are some of the most powerful laptops available, thanks to the new M1 Pro and M1 Max processors. But they also have a controversial design – while Apple shrunk the display bezels for its latest MacBook Pro laptops, the company also introduced a camera notch. Not only does […]

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This DIY macOS handheld is the portable Mac Apple won’t build

Apple’s iPads and MacBooks have the same processors these days, and you can even run iOS apps on a Mac… but you cannot run Mac apps on an iPad or iPhone because Apple continues to draw a distinction between Macs (laptops and desktops without touchscreens) and iOS devices (touch-first tablets and phones). But all of […]

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Some macOS Monterey features only work with newer Macs with M1 chips

The next major update to macOS is coming this fall, and Apple introduced the operating system during its WWDC keynote this week. Developer previews of macOS Monterey are already available, and public betas are coming next month. But if you read the fine print on the macOS Monterey preview site, you’ll find that some of […]

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Wine 6.0.1 lets you run 64-bit Windows apps on Apple Silicon

Wine is a free and open source utility that makes it possible to run some Windows applications on non-Windows operating systems including Linux, and Android, macOS. And starting with Wine version 6.0.1, that also includes support for running 64-bit Windows applications on Macs with Apple M1 processors. Apple Silicon support comes courtesy of code contributions […]

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Here’s what’s new for iOS, iPadOS and macOS (news from Apple’s WWDC 2021 keynote)

Apple is kicking off its annual Worldwide Developer Conference with a keynote where the company is revealing updates coming to iOS, iPadOS, and macOS. Among other things, the company is bringing Zoom-like features to its FaceTime service, including a new grid view and support for generating meeting invitation links that you can send to anyone […]

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It makes no sense that Mac apps don’t run on iPads, now that they have the same chips

Reviews of Apple’s new iPad Pro tablets with Apple M1 processors are in, and unsurprisingly reviewers are praising the speed, performance, and displays of the new tablets – particularly the 12.9 inch model, which is the first to feature mini LED display technology for more vivid colors and deeper blacks. But now that Apple is […]