Hartley Charlton

Hartley is an Editor at MacRumors.

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Classic Macintosh Re-Imagined in Modern Fan-Made Ad

Monday June 21, 2021 8:22 am PDT by
A Macintosh 128K fan has created a fun video that re-imagines the original Mac from 1984 in a modern-style advert. The project comes from motion designer Thibaut Crepelle, who outlined the creative process behind the video in a Behance post. I wanted to pursue my idea of creating modern motion design stuff for vintage products. For this piece, since everything is a learning experiment,...
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Users Underwhelmed by iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, Survey Suggests

Monday June 21, 2021 7:17 am PDT by
Users appear to be underwhelmed by Apple's upcoming iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 updates, according to the findings of a new survey by SellCell. The survey asked 3,000 iPhone and iPad users, evenly split between men and women, aged 18 or over in the United States, what they thought of ‌iOS 15‌, ‌iPadOS 15‌, and the naming of the upcoming iPhone 13 lineup. Over 50 percent of all of the survey's...
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Apple Developing a Whole New Kind of MacBook Air

Monday June 21, 2021 2:15 am PDT by
Apple is believed to be working on a completely new, high-end version of the MacBook Air, according to recent reports. Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, who often reveals accurate insights into Apple's plans, has repeatedly discussed the company's work on a high-end ‌MacBook Air‌. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and leaker Jon Prosser have also referred to a similar ‌MacBook Air‌ model. The high-end...
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Apple Updates iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Motion, and Compressor With New Backgrounds, Enhanced Search, Notifications, and More

Friday June 18, 2021 4:25 am PDT by
Apple has released updates for iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Motion, and Compressor, introducing a handful of new features such as enhanced media search and notifications for encoding batches, as well as bug fixes. iMovie 10.2.4 brings sixteen new solid and textured backgrounds with adjustable colors, the ability to import projects created with iMovie for iOS (version 2.3), and general stability...
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Apple Gaming Controller Arrives in Unexpected Way

Friday June 18, 2021 3:10 am PDT by
Apple has long been rumored to be developing on a gaming controller, and at WWDC this month, a form of Apple's gaming controller appears to have emerged, albeit not quite in the way that some users had hoped for. Apple has clearly expanded its interest in gaming controllers over the past year, integrating full support for even the latest Xbox and PlayStation controllers into iOS, iPadOS, macO...
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Apple Awarding $5 Million 'Innovation Grants' to Four Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Thursday June 17, 2021 6:03 am PDT by
Apple has today announced that it is awarding "innovation grants" worth five million dollars to four historically black colleges and universities (HBCU), as reported by USA Today. Alabama A&M University, Howard University, Morgan State University, and Prairie View A&M University will receive the grants as part of Apple's wider $100 million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative that was...
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When Can We Expect the Redesigned MacBook Pros Now?

Wednesday June 16, 2021 7:11 am PDT by
With no sign of redesigned MacBook Pro models at this year's WWDC, when can customers expect the much-anticipated new models to launch? A number of reports, including investor notes from Morgan Stanley and Wedbush analysts, claimed that new MacBook Pro models would be coming during this year's WWDC. This did not happen, much to the disappointment of MacBook Pro fans, who have been...
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Apple Planned Black Ceramic Apple Watch Edition Series 5

Wednesday June 16, 2021 5:45 am PDT by
Apple considered offering a black version of the ceramic Apple Watch Edition Series 5, according to newly-shared images of the prototype casing. The images, shared on Twitter by the prototype collector and leaker known as "Mr. White," show a prototype black ceramic Apple Watch casing, alongside the white ceramic version. The ceramic Apple Watch Edition Series 5 was never available in a...
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Apple Planning to Rival Amazon and Google in a Whole New Way

Wednesday June 16, 2021 3:16 am PDT by
Apple may be planning to rival Amazon, Google, and Microsoft with its own cloud infrastructure services, according to a speculative report by Protocol. The report highlights the fact that Apple has initiated an aggressive cloud computing hiring spree, selecting a range of well-known software engineers working in a range of cloud technologies such as containers and Kubernetes. The hires...
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Apple and Google 'Duopoly' to Come Under Scrutiny in the UK

Tuesday June 15, 2021 4:45 am PDT by
The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has today announced an investigation into the "duopoly" of Apple and Google on mobile ecosystems, just one day after a similar investigation was initiated in Japan. The CMA will be taking a closer look at Apple and Google's "effective duopoly" on the supply of operating systems, including iOS and Android, the App Store and Google Play Store, ...
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Apple Accidentally Leaks Fitness+ Audio Meditations for Apple Watch

Thursday June 10, 2021 5:30 am PDT by
Apple is looking to add Fitness+ Audio Meditations to the Mindfulness Apple Watch app, according to a now-removed image from WWDC. Apple's Platforms State of the Union video featured a brief image of a collection of devices running the company's various new operating systems, and the Apple Watch in that image showed the Mindfulness app with a Fitness+ Audio Meditations feature. Apple...
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Apple Announces Range of New Home Features for HomePod Mini, Apple TV, and Apple Watch

Monday June 7, 2021 11:22 am PDT by
Apple today announced a range of new smart home features for HomePod mini, Apple TV, and Apple Watch, as well as third-party Siri integration on accessories for the first time. ‌Siri‌ on the HomePod now supports making commands to control content on an ‌Apple TV‌. The ‌HomePod mini‌ can also be set as a default output for an ‌Apple TV‌. SharePlay will work with the ‌Apple TV‌ through FaceTime on...
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iPadOS 15 Allows You to Build iPhone and iPad Apps on an iPad

Monday June 7, 2021 11:04 am PDT by
Apple today announced that iPadOS 15 features the ability to build iPhone and iPad apps directly on the ‌iPad‌ in the Swift Playgrounds app. In ‌iPadOS 15‌, Swift Playgrounds features the ability to create ‌iPhone‌ and ‌iPad‌ apps using Swift UI. Swift Playgrounds app project packages can also be opened and edited in Xcode on a Mac, giving users the option to develop apps across the ‌iPad‌ and Mac. ...
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Apple Announces iOS 15: First Look at New Features

Monday June 7, 2021 10:07 am PDT by
Apple today previewed iOS 15, the company's next major update for the iPhone, featuring new video calling capabilities, improvements to Messages, user statuses, a smart notification summary, and more. FaceTime In ‌iOS 15‌, ‌FaceTime‌ features a new grid view and portrait mode support for video. For audio, ‌FaceTime‌ calls now offer Spatial Audio so that voices sound as if they are coming from...
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Apps Continuing to Track Users Despite Apple's Privacy Prompt

Monday June 7, 2021 8:04 am PDT by
Apple is facing increasing pressure to tighten its App Tracking Transparency rules after it was found that third parties are using workarounds to identify users who do not consent to be tracked, according to the Financial Times. Apple rules around App Tracking Transparency, which came into effect as part of iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5, require apps to ask for consent to track users across...
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Big Tech Companies to Be Hit by 'Historic' International Tax Agreement

Saturday June 5, 2021 5:24 am PDT by
Some of the world's richest countries have today reached a landmark agreement to close international tax loopholes used by some of the biggest multinational corporations, including big tech companies like Apple, Google, and Amazon (via Reuters). At the G7 summit in London, representatives of the U.S., UK, France, Germany, Canada, Italy, and Japan reached an agreement on a coordinated effort...
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Apple Isn't Done With the 13-Inch MacBook Pro Yet

Saturday June 5, 2021 1:21 am PDT by
Despite expectations that Apple was looking to focus on redesigned 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models later this year, it now seems that Apple still has plans for the smaller, entry-level MacBook Pro. The 13.3-inch MacBook Pro was last updated in November last year with the M1 chip. This model is the entry-level MacBook Pro in the lineup, with the more expensive Intel models, last updated in ...
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Apple Staff Complain About Plans for Return to Office Work in Letter to Tim Cook

Saturday June 5, 2021 1:11 am PDT by
A large group of Apple employees are opposing the company's plans to require three days of in-person work a week from September, according to a internal letter seen by The Verge. In the detailed letter sent yesterday afternoon, addressed to CEO Tim Cook and the company's executive leadership, the Apple employees said that they want a more flexible approach where those who want to work...
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'Who Are You, Charlie Brown?' Coming to Apple TV+ on June 25

Friday June 4, 2021 6:31 am PDT by
Apple has today announced "Who Are You, Charlie Brown?," a new documentary that takes a look at the origins of Peanuts and its creator Charles M. Schulz. Who Are You, Charlie Brown? celebrates Schulz and the global popularity of Peanuts using an interweaved animated story that follows Charlie Brown as he embarks on a journey of self-discovery. Who Are You, Charlie Brown? comes from...
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The Great Courses Signature Collection Now Available Through Apple TV Channels

Friday June 4, 2021 5:15 am PDT by
The Great Courses Signature Collection is the latest video subscription service to be made available through Apple TV Channels. Previously only available through Amazon and Roku, The Great Courses Signature Collection offers access to over 200 of The Great Courses' latest video courses taught by leading U.S. professors. Categories include history, better living, science and mathematics, and...