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#1468: tvOS 13 sneak peek, Dark Mode dissected, VMs not being backed up, Qi wireless charging, Apple bullies small repair shop

Our WWDC coverage wraps up this week with a sneak peek at tvOS 13, which may be the most notable update to tvOS in years. Apple continues to harass a small Norwegian business in its nonsensical quest to crush independent repair shops. If you’ve been unenthused about Qi wireless charging, Josh Centers would have agreed with you until it saved his vacation. Speaking of saving things, did you know that cloud backup services may not be backing up all your files, particularly virtual machine images? Adam Engst explains that before delving into the scientific research that reveals the dark side of Dark Mode—for most people, most of the time, it will make text harder to read, understand, and edit. Unsurprisingly, given that most Mac developers were paying attention to WWDC last week, the only notable Mac app release was Cyberduck 7.0.

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The Dark Side of Dark Mode

Apple has pushed Dark Mode hard in Mojave, and it will appear in iOS 13 as well. If Apple thinks Dark Mode is such a good idea, should you switch to it? Only if you’re more interested in being trendy than productive, since the science behind human visual perception is resoundingly against Dark Mode.


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Cyberduck 7.0

Open-source file transfer app adds a new multi-segmented download feature and simplifies sharing files from file sharing services. (Free, 93.6 MB)