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Apple’s Craig Federighi and Greg Joswiak Appear on The Talk Show

In a welcome change from pundits pontificating, Apple executives Craig Federighi and Greg Joswiak appeared on John Gruber’s The Talk Show podcast to discuss the company’s announcements at WWDC 2020.

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Apple Reportedly Canceling Some Apple Arcade Games and Changing Direction

Reporting by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman hints at trouble with Apple Arcade, with Apple canceling upcoming titles to focus on “engagement.”

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The New York Times Pulls Out of Apple News

In a bid for more direct relationships with its readers—hopefully leading to subscriptions—The New York Times is leaving Apple News.

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Apple’s 2020 Apple Design Awards Snub the Mac Again

Apple waited until after WWDC to announce its 2020 Apple Design Award winners, but it once again snubbed Mac apps.

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Troubleshooting Startups Will Work Differently in Apple Silicon Macs

There are big changes coming to how you invoke various startup modes on Apple Silicon Macs, but the good news is that you won’t have to remember obscure keyboard combinations.

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Serenity Caldwell Summarizes the WWDC Keynote in Under 90 Seconds

Don’t have nearly 2 hours to watch the WWDC keynote, fast-paced though it was? Former Macworld and iMore editor Serenity Caldwell narrates a highly edited summary that covers the key points in less than 90 seconds.

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Slow Motion Video of the Apple Watch Ejecting Water

The Slow Mo Guys have published a YouTube video with slow-motion, highly magnified footage of an Apple Watch ejecting water. Well worth a look.

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Poll Shows Backup Frequency Increasing, Results Still Depressing

Backblaze’s annual poll asking how often people back up their data shows small improvements across the board. But the percentage of people who either don’t back up at all or back up once a year or less is still far too high.

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Keep Kids Entertained This Summer with Apple Camp at Home

Looking for something for your kids to do this summer with in-person camps limited or canceled? Apple is offering a free online camp this summer for kids to learn about art, coding, design, and video.

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Sony Recalls TOUGH SD Cards Due to Data Corruption

Sony has recalled a number of its SD cards due to possible data corruption, and the company will replace them for free through 31 March 2022.

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Apple Rolls Out Two Professional Mac Upgrades Before WWDC

Apple has rolled out an ultra-high-end graphics option for the 16-inch MacBook Pro and do-it-yourself SSD upgrades for the Mac Pro.

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As Hardware Becomes Ever More Impressive, Software Suffers Rough Edges

Essayist Craig Mod points out that the fit and finish of software isn’t on par with what today’s tech companies are doing in hardware. He suggests that developers need to refocus on their craft.

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Apple Announces WWDC 2020 Schedule

Apple has unveiled the schedule for its first all-virtual WWDC, including the keynote, new developer forums, and one-on-one sessions with Apple engineers.

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Apple Plans In-Store Mac Trade-in Program

You’ve been able to trade in old Macs while purchasing online for a while now, but Apple is reportedly planning to extend the program to in-store Mac trade-ins.

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Wearables Like the Apple Watch Show Promise in Detecting COVID-19 Infections

Two preliminary studies have shown promise in using wearable health trackers as an early warning system for COVID-19 infections.