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Josh Centers 3 comments

Apple Likely to Announce New Macs and iPads at Brooklyn Event on 30 October 2018

Apple is having another special event at the end of October. Josh Centers ponders what Apple might unveil. New Macs? New iPads? An autonomous flying car? OK, maybe not that last one.

Adam Engst 19 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.

Josh Centers 2 comments

Twitter Cripples Third-Party Clients…Again

Twitter has once again crippled third-party clients in its ongoing campaign to slowly drain the life out of them, this time removing major features.

Josh Centers No comments

To Send a Public Health Message, France Bans Smartphone Use in Schools for Younger Students

France has officially banned the use of smartphones, tablets, computers, and more in schools for students under the age of 15. In reality, the law is more about sending a public health message than actually separating kids from electronics during school.

Adam Engst 31 comments

Apple’s Termination of App Store Affiliate Payments Is Unnecessary, Mean-Spirited, and Harmful

As of 1 October 2018, Apple will stop paying affiliate fees on apps purchased through recommendation links. It’s a small-minded, unpleasant move that can’t benefit Apple in any significant way but will hurt many small publishers, although TidBITS won’t be affected.

Josh Centers 6 comments

Reddit Announces Account Data Breach

Social news site Reddit has announced a relatively minor data theft that’s a good reminder to change old passwords, turn on two-factor authentication, and delete any Reddit content you don’t want linked to your email address.

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Apple Expands Business Chat

Apple has brought more companies to its Business Chat service, which enables users to get customer support from participating firms right in Messages.

Jeff Porten 4 comments

CE Week 2018: New Tech at “CES East”

Curious about what consumer electronics companies are up to in the months that follow the big CES show in Las Vegas? They’re not sitting still, as Jeff Porten discovered while attending two mini-CES shows in New York City. Read on for the latest in geeky gear, gadgets, and gizmos.

Josh Centers 13 comments

New EU Copyright Regulations Threaten the Internet

Two European Union copyright reform proposals, if they pass, could hamper sharing news articles and uploading content online.

Adam Engst 13 comments

Xmarks Bookmark-Syncing Service Shuts Down

The Xmarks bookmark-syncing service shut down on 1 May 2018—with users receiving little warning. Looks like there never really was a viable business model behind cross-browser and platform bookmark syncing.

Josh Centers 8 comments

Sal Soghoian’s Automation Legacy

Wired has published an entertaining profile of Sal Soghoian, the AppleScript and Automator guru who championed automation technology at Apple across three decades.

Josh Centers 2 comments

Apple Announces 2018 Apple Design Award Winners

Apple has announced the winners of 2018’s Apple Design Awards, including some interesting games, an app for surgeons, and a productivity app reviewed by TidBITS.

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Apple Will Soon Report on Government App Store Takedown Requests

Apple will soon be adding information about government requests to remove apps from the App Store to its biannual transparency report.

Kirk McElhearn 14 comments

How to Download all Your Apple Data

Apple now allows Europeans to download most of the data linked to an Apple ID that is stored on their servers. Kirk McElhearn tried it out to see what data was available and how complex the process was.

Josh Centers 25 comments

How Apple Is Chipping Away at Intel

For decades, Intel was the undisputed king of chips for desktops and laptops, but in just a few short years, Apple's A-series chips have almost caught up to Intel in performance. The Motley Fool’s Ashraf Eassa explains why.