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5 things we wish we could change with the new MacBook Air

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At long last, there’s a new MacBook Air! The most beloved of Apple’s laptops, after being largely neglected for several years, has gotta a total makeover. Apple says, “every part of the product has been redesigned and re-engineered.”That’s good, right? It’s the MacBook Air we love, without the low-res display and huge silver bezels? With a … [Read more...]

Apple releases Shortcuts 2.1 app with new weather, alarm, timer, and photos functions

As if Apple weren't busy enough releasing iOS 12.1 and announcing new MacBook Airs, iPad Pros, Apple Pencils, and Mac minis today, it also released version 2.1 of the Shortcuts app.This isn't just another bug-fix release. Shortcuts 2.1 adds a host of new features that will allow you to create even more powerful and useful automations (and if you … [Read more...]

iOS 12.1 is released, adding with Group FaceTime, new emoji, dual-SIM, and more

Apple wasted no time jumping on the first point release of it's latest mobile operating system, releasing the first beta just 24 hours after the release of iOS 12. Now, Apple is ready to release iOS 12.1. It re-introduces Group FaceTime, fixes bugs, adds emojis, and includes a number of hints about new iPads that we may see this fall.To update your … [Read more...]

The new MacBook Air: Everything you need to know

After years of borderline neglect, the MacBook Air finally received the long-overdue update it deserved at Apple’s Brooklyn event on October 30, dragging the ultra-thin laptop into the modern era with a design overhaul and a Retina display.The previous MacBook Air felt out-of-place in Apple’s current lineup. It was the only Mac without a Retina … [Read more...]

Apple’s original TV shows and series: Steve Carell joins Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon morning show drama

Apple is said to be spending as much as $1 billion over the course of 2018 on original TV programming. That’s a lot of TV! It’s not the $8 billion Netflix is going to spend, but it’s still a huge commitment.What can you get for a billion dollars? Well, some simple math gives us 200 episodes at $5 million a piece (a reasonable per-episode price for … [Read more...]

Apple describes ‘beautygate’ iPhone XS bug, says it will be fixed in iOS 12.1

Shortly after the release of the iPhone XS, users began to notice that photos taken with the front-facing camera have a somewhat softer appearance than those taken with previous iPhones. It’s almost as if Apple is intentionally applying a “beauty filter,” a popular optional feature in a lot of camera apps. And because we all apparently can’t think … [Read more...]

Google’s new products look great, but they’re still no threat to Apple

Google just announced its suite of new hardware for 2018, including the new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL phones, Pixel Slate tablet, and Home Hub smart display. They look like great products for those who are committed to the Google ecosystem.But there’s nothing about them that should cause Apple to start sweating yet. As impressed as we may be by some … [Read more...]

iOS 12.1 beta 2 is available for developers with bug fixes, new emojis, Group FaceTime, and eSIM support

Apple wasted no time jumping on the first point release of it's latest mobile operating system, releasing the first beta just 24 hours after the release of iOS 12. The iOS 12.1 beta continues, but is moving along rapidly and we expect the final release sometime in October. It re-introduces Group FaceTime, fixes bugs, adds emojis, and includes a … [Read more...]

iOS 12.1 will add more than 70 new emoji

Back in July, Apple celebrated World Emoji Day by announcing more than 70 new emoji that would make their way to iPhones and iPads in iOS 12. Unfortunately, those emoji didn't make it into the initial launch of iOS 12.On Monday, Apple announced that the new images will be included in the iOS 12.1 release. The emoji are all part of the Emoji 11.0 … [Read more...]

iPhone XS benchmarks: The fastest gets faster (and lasts longer, too)

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The A11 Bionic processor in the iPhone X and iPhone 8 made those phones the most powerful smartphones of 2017. While it’s difficult to directly compare performance between Android and iOS devices, even the fastest Android phones of today haven’t quite caught up to Apple’s best from last year.Now, the A12 Bionic makes the iPhone XS even faster, … [Read more...]

How to use the augmented reality Measure app in iOS 12

With the introduction of ARKit in iOS 11, Apple put a stake in the ground in the mobile Augmented Reality race. Some of the best early AR apps used your phone to measure linear distances—a digital tape measure, if you will. With iOS 12, Apple is expanding it’s Augmented Reality capabilities with ARKit 2, and has built-in a new utility app called … [Read more...]

Predicting the MacBook Air replacement

Over the last year we’ve seen several rumors from reliable sources stating that Apple plans to introduce a new low-cost MacBook. Basically, it’s aiming to replace the beloved (but aging) MacBook Air, and probably make the MacBook obsolete in the process.This makes a lot of sense: both the MacBook and MacBook Air are in need of an update. The rumors … [Read more...]

Apple’s original TV shows and series: Apple lands ‘Losing Earth’ series on climate change

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Updated 08/20/18: Apple has landed the rights to a TV series based on the New York Times Magazine article “Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change.”Apple is said to be spending as much as $1 billion over the course of 2018 on original TV programming. That’s a lot of TV! It’s not the $8 billion Netflix is going to spend, but it’s … [Read more...]

Mophie Powerstation XXL review: High capacity, multi-port, Lightning-based power

Mophie’s Powerstation line of portable battery packs have been around for some time, and they’re generally solid (if somewhat expensive) products. Now, the company has versions made exclusively for the Apple Store. What sets these apart is that they recharge using a Lightning port, so you can use your standard iPhone or iPad power adapter and cable … [Read more...]

How to use iOS 12’s new animated Activity stickers for Messages

Apple continues its emphasis on health and fitness features in iOS 12 and watchOS 5. Apple Watch users can enjoy new workout types and auto workout tracking, for example, and they can challenge other Watch users to week-long Activity Challenges duels.On the phone side, iOS 12 makes talking about fitness more fun with a new set of animated Stickers … [Read more...]

How to use Bedtime Mode for Do Not Disturb in iOS 12

You wake up in the middle of the night and pick up your phone to quickly glance at the time...and you spend the next 30 minutes glued to it. We’ve all been there. Sure, you enabled Do Not Disturb so that your notifications come in silently, but now the display's bright light and the lock screen’s string of notifications are practically begging you … [Read more...]

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