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Privacy Glitch Gives Google an Excuse to Trash Google+

The Google+ social network has been struggling for years, and now that an API glitch has potentially exposed user data, Google will be shutting it down in August 2019.

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Five Ways Google’s Pixel 3 Advances Computational Photography

Apple made much of the computational photography capabilities of the new iPhone XS and XR, but it isn’t the only company innovating in the field. Digital Photography Review outlines five features of Google’s Pixel 3 that push computational photography forward. Will we see similar features in 2019’s iPhones?

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Halide Designer Explores iPhone XS Camera Improvements

The designer of a popular professional iOS camera app has documented all the ways the iPhone XS camera improves on the iPhone X camera.

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Apple Releases “Everyone Can Create” Series on Apple Books

To complement its Everyone Can Code initiative, Apple has launched a new media creation training program called Everyone Can Create. It’s aimed at schools but is free for everyone.

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Follow These Steps to Enable Backblaze for Mojave

The Backblaze Mac client can’t back up all your data in macOS 10.14 Mojave unless you give it full disk access, and its companion menu bar utility also needs automation permissions. Follow Backblaze’s instructions to restore full functionality.

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50 Million Facebook Accounts Hacked

Facebook has acknowledged that attackers took advantage of the platform’s View As feature to breach the security of at least 50 million accounts. If you’re forced to log in again, you might be among the affected users.

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Astro Acquired by Slack: Apps to Shut Down October 10th

The enterprise messaging service Slack has acquired email app maker Astro Technology. Unfortunately, the Astro apps will stop working soon, forcing users to switch quickly.

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Mojave Won’t Install on Some 2012 iMacs with Boot Camp

Apple has published a support document stating that having a Boot Camp partition on a 27-inch iMac (Late 2012) with a 3 TB hard drive prevents macOS 10.14 Mojave from installing. Read on for workarounds.

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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.

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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.

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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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Reeder RSS App Temporarily Free for Mac and iOS

Developer Silvio Rizzi has made his popular RSS client Reeder 3 available for free until he releases an upcoming paid update.

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Apple Details Changes Coming in Mojave and iOS 12 for System Administrators

In a support note, Apple has listed a variety of changes coming in macOS 10.14 Mojave and iOS 12 that might affect Macs and iOS devices used in the enterprise.