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When and How to Upgrade to iOS 12, watchOS 5, tvOS 12, and macOS 10.14 Mojave

Three of Apple’s four major operating system upgrades—iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12—are now out, and the fourth, macOS 10.14 Mojave, is due on September 24th. Read on for our advice on when and how to install.

Josh Centers Adam Engst 66 comments

Apple Focuses on X Appeal with the iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max

Apple has announced its 2018 iPhone lineup: the less expensive iPhone XR, the updated iPhone XS, and the big-screen iPhone XS Max. All three take their core design cue from last year’s iPhone X, dropping the Home button and Touch ID in favor of Face ID.

Julio Ojeda-Zapata 16 comments

Apple Watch Series 4: Bigger Screens, New Faces, and Enhanced Health Monitoring

Apple has announced the Apple Watch Series 4 models that morph a bit in size and shape and boast larger, edge-to-edge screens. Also new are health-monitoring capabilities courtesy of new hardware—including a Digital Crown that can take an electrocardiogram.

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An Oral History of Apple’s Infinite Loop Campus

Steven Levy has compiled an oral history of Apple’s Infinite Loop campus, getting an insider look at some of Apple’s most consequential events.

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Apple’s AirPower Wireless Charger: What Happened?

The AirPower wireless charging pad that Apple announced last year seems to have proved significantly more difficult to engineer than Apple had anticipated. If and when it ships, it may be quite different from what Apple previously described.

Adam Engst 2 comments

Trend Micro Mac Apps Stole Users’ Browser Histories

A number of Mac apps from Trend Micro have been discovered to be collecting users’ browsing histories and have been removed from the Mac App Store.

Adam Engst 16 comments

Apple Reveals iOS 12, Mojave, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12 Ship Dates

If you’re jonesing for major operating system upgrades for your Apple devices, you don’t have long to wait. iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12 ship on September 17th, with macOS 10.14 Mojave to follow a week later on September 24th. Read on for our advice on when to install.

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Get Ready for iOS 12 by Backing Up, Cleaning Up, and Updating Apps

iOS 12 is coming soon, and "Take Control of iOS 12" author Josh Centers has some tips on how to prepare your devices so the update goes smoothly. You’ll want to clear space, make sure your apps are updated, and make two backups before updating.

Rich Mogull 18 comments

Mojave’s New Security and Privacy Protections Face Usability Challenges

macOS 10.14 Mojave brings important security and privacy improvements to the Mac, but both Apple and developers need to work harder to avoid overwhelming users with a cacophony of alerts.

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Can You Distinguish Helvetica from Arial?

If you’re a font geek, or just want to challenge your powers of observation, check out David Friedman’s online quiz that asks you to identify which of two nearly identical logos is in Helvetica, as opposed to Arial.

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Popular Mac App Store Utility Turned Out to Be Spyware

A paid utility that was secretly spying on users’ Web browsing histories somehow made it past both Apple’s review process and macOS’s application sandboxing.

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TipBITS: How to Move Your Evernote Notes to Apple’s Notes

Evernote, the company behind the popular note-taking app, appears to be in trouble. If you’re worried about Evernote going under, now may be a good time to transfer your notes over to Apple’s Notes app for safe-keeping. Here’s how.

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Apple Announces iPhone 8 Logic Board Replacement Program

Apple has announced a replacement program for faulty logic boards in certain units of the iPhone 8. If your iPhone 8 is suffering problems, check to see if its serial number is in the range of units eligible for replacement.

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The HomeKit-Compatible Arlo Baby Security Cam Is Not Just for Parents

The Arlo Baby security camera is officially a souped-up baby monitor. But look beyond its marketing and you’ll find a quality—if pricey—security camera with broad appeal. Though HomeKit is not yet fully integrated, other capabilities help make up for its limitations. Just ditch those animal ears.

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Use Movies Anywhere to Take Advantage of Bargains

If you've been buying movies from iTunes so you can play them on your Apple devices, you may be paying more than necessary. With the Movies Anywhere service, you can shop around and buy from the digital retailer with the best price.