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Apple Expands Its Repair Partnership with Best Buy

Apple has expanded its repair partnership with technology superstore Best Buy to include every Best Buy store in the United States. But if you have a choice, is Best Buy the best place to go for Apple repairs?

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George Jedenoff: A 101-year-old TidBITS Reader

We’ve known since the beginning that TidBITS readers are an unusual and fascinating group, but George Jedenoff stands out. As an infant, he escaped the Russian Revolution with his parents, and after picking up a Stanford MBA and serving with the US Navy Reserve during World War II, he worked his way through the ranks of the steel industry, retiring as president of Kaiser Steel. And that was all before Apple even existed—he started with the Mac in 1987.

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The Ins and Outs of Non-destructive Editing in Photos for Mac and iOS

Photos boasts non-destructive editing of photos, even when you use a Photos extension to make changes. While the basic non-destructive feature works well, there are some snags that can result in undesirable outcomes, particularly with RAW images and when using multiple editors.

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TipBITS: Make the Apple TV’s Home Button Go Home

Tired of the Apple TV’s Home button taking you to the Apple TV app instead of the Home screen? Here’s a quick and easy fix.

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How Catalyst and SwiftUI will Change App Development

Macworld veteran Jason Snell has penned a column explaining what Catalyst and SwiftUI are and how they’ll change app development across the entire Apple ecosystem.

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A Plethora of WWDC Podcasts for Your Listening Pleasure

If you’d like to while away some hours getting the latest details about Apple from the proverbial horse’s mouth, Apple employees appeared on an unprecedented six community podcasts during WWDC.

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Apple’s 2019 Apple Design Award Winners

Apple gave nine apps an Apple Design Award this year, but Mac apps didn’t get much representation.

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Apple Releases iOS 12.3.2 to Resolve iPhone 8 Plus Portrait Mode Bug

Apple has quietly pushed out an iOS 12.3.2 update for the iPhone 8 Plus to fix a depth effect bug in Portrait mode. Owners of other iOS devices need not worry about it.

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An Early Look at tvOS 13

“Take Control of Apple TV” author Josh Centers offers a sneak peek at what’s to come in tvOS 13, the most consequential tvOS update in years.

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Apple Continues to Harass Tiny Norwegian Repair Shop

Last year, Apple sued a small Norwegian repair shop over 63 unauthorized iPhone screens and lost, but Apple is appealing the case anyway. We worry that lutefisk may be involved.

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Wireless Charging

Josh Centers wasn’t a fan of Qi charging until his iPhone X’s Lightning port died while he was on vacation. A Qi charging stand let him recharge wirelessly instead of taking a lengthy side trip to an Apple Store.

Michael E. Cohen 52 comments

New Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR Offer Power for a (High) Price

It has been a long time coming, but Apple’s new highly configurable Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR monitor raise the bar—and the price—of a high-end Mac workstation. Well-heeled creative professionals who need maximum performance will be delighted.

Julio Ojeda-Zapata 6 comments

watchOS 6 Adds an App Store, Expands Health Tracking

With watchOS 6, Apple has made the Apple Watch more self-reliant and more versatile. It gains an App Store with a library of apps that are, in some cases, iPhone-independent. As a health device, it helps protect users’ hearing and assists women in their menstrual and fertility tracking.

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Apple Announces iOS 13 and Breaks Out iPadOS

At WWDC, Apple predictably announced iOS 13 with a slew of new features. In a move no one was expecting, however, the company also announced a new, iPad-specific operating system called iPadOS that’s essentially a superset of iOS 13.

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No Mac Is an Island with macOS Catalina

At WWDC, Apple threw back the curtains on macOS 10.15 Catalina, bringing the Mac ever closer to iOS without losing sight of what makes the Mac unique. We’re particularly impressed with the work the company did on accessibility features.