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Apple Releases Public Betas of macOS 10.15 Catalina, iOS 13, iPadOS 13, and tvOS 13

Apple has opened the public beta program for its upcoming versions of macOS, iOS, iPadOS, and tvOS. watchOS 6 isn’t included, but Apple has started to invite select people to its AppleSeed program.

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10th Annual MacTech Conference Returns to LA in October

One of the mainstays of the Apple conference circuit—MacTech Conference—is returning to Los Angeles for its tenth anniversary in mid-October, a change from its November dates in recent years.

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How Apple’s New Find My Service Locates Missing Hardware That’s Offline

Apple’s updated Find My service crowdsources the location of a missing device by letting other Apple equipment identify its unique Bluetooth signals and transmit them to Apple anonymously and securely.

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A Million Streams and Nothing to Watch? Reelgood and JustWatch to the Rescue!

Tired of never knowing which streaming service has the show you want to watch? Reelgood and JustWatch can help.

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Stop Using Your 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro

Apple has issued a recall for certain 15-inch MacBook Pros sold between 2015 and 2017 due to a fire hazard caused by overheating batteries, and Apple even says to not use affected computers until they’re repaired.

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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?

Adam Engst 21 comments

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.

Nik Bhatt 15 comments

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.