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macOS Big Sur Update Bricking Some Older MacBook Pro Models

Sunday November 15, 2020 5:33 am PST by
A large number of late 2013 and mid 2014 13-inch MacBook Pro owners are reporting that the macOS Big Sur update is bricking their machines. A MacRumors forum thread contains a significant number of users reporting the issue, and similar problems are being reported across Reddit and the Apple Support Communities, suggesting the problem is widespread. Users are reporting that during the...

Apple Silicon M1 Mac Mini vs. Intel Mac Mini Buyer's Guide

Thursday November 12, 2020 12:08 pm PST by
In November 2020, Apple updated the Mac mini with the first Apple Silicon chip for the Mac, the M1 chip. However, Apple continues to sell its older, Intel-based ‌Mac mini‌. The Intel ‌Mac mini‌ last received a significant update in 2018, so why is Apple still selling its older ‌Mac mini‌? Curiously, rather than making the older model available for a lower price, Apple is presenting the...

djay Pro AI for Mac Released With Support for M1 Chip

Thursday November 12, 2020 7:44 am PST by
Algoriddim has today unveiled djay Pro AI for Mac, a universal app that can run natively on the M1 chip and take advantage of Apple's 16-core Neural Engine. djay Pro AI allows users to separate vocals and instrumentals in real-time, as well as crossfade between individual components of two songs independently. This allows for impressive remixing capabilities as DJs can easily swap bass...

Serif Updates Affinity Apps for 'Superfast Performance' With M1 Chip

Thursday November 12, 2020 6:50 am PST by
Following Apple's unveiling this week of Macs with the M1 chip, Serif has released new versions of its Affinity apps for Mac that include support for macOS Big Sur and compatibility with Apple Silicon machines. This means that Affinity Designer, Affinity Photo, and Affinity Publisher can be installed and run on Apple's latest 13-inch MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini without...

Apple M1 MacBook Air vs. M1 MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide

Wednesday November 11, 2020 9:21 am PST by
In November 2020, Apple updated its popular 13-inch MacBook lineup with the first Apple Silicon chip for the Mac, the M1 chip. Both the 13-inch MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro received updates with the M1 chip. The M1 MacBook Air and M1 MacBook Pro appear to be very similar owing to their shared processor, form factor, and keyboard, so should you consider purchasing the lower-cost...

Apple Announces M1 Chip for the Mac

Tuesday November 10, 2020 10:10 am PST by
Apple has today announced the first Apple Silicon processor for the Mac titled the "M1" chip. The ‌M1‌ is optimized for Mac systems that prioritize small size and power efficiency. The ‌M1‌ chip has an eight-core CPU, with four high-performance cores, in what Apple calls "the world's fastest CPU core." The other four cores are high-efficiency cores that use one-tenth of the power while still...

Demand for Apple TV+ Shows Increasing With Second-Wave Series Like 'Defending Jacob' and 'Truth Be Told'

Tuesday November 10, 2020 6:58 am PST by
Demand for Apple TV+ programs is increasing as its shows become more popular in the United States, according to demand data from research company Parrot Analytics (via Business Insider). ‌Apple TV‌+ mostly underwhelmed audiences and critics in the months after its launch, and this has been supported by data based on social media, fan ratings, and piracy. However, new research by Parrot...

Apple Executives Discuss iPhone 12 and Apple's Approach to Camera Design

Monday November 9, 2020 8:37 am PST by
iPhone Product Line Manager Francesca Sweet and Apple Camera Software Engineering Vice President Jon McCormack have provided a new interview to PetaPixel, offering insight into Apple's approach to camera design and development. Crucially, the executives explained that Apple sees camera technology as a holistic union of hardware and software. The interview reveals that Apple sees its main...

iPhone 12 Mini Reviews: The Best Small Smartphone but Battery Life 'Leaves Much to Be Desired'

Monday November 9, 2020 7:26 am PST by
First impressions of the iPhone 12 mini have now been shared by select media outlets and YouTubers, providing a closer look at Apple's small form factor smartphone. Reviewers praised the ‌iPhone‌ 12 mini's size and full feature set, but were disappointed about the device's battery life. Photo via The Verge Size The Verge's Dieter Bohn believes that surprisingly little is lost on the ‌iPhone‌...

A12Z vs. A14: Which Apple Chip is Better?

Monday November 9, 2020 7:13 am PST by
In March 2020, Apple introduced a new iPad Pro with the A12Z Bionic processor. In September, Apple premiered the fourth-generation iPad Air with the A14 Bionic processor, and a month later, the chip made its way into the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. These processors are among the most powerful Apple-designed chips to date, but how do they compare? Our guide takes a closer look at each of...

#iPhone12Studio Gets New Twitter Hashflag, May Indicate New Apple Store Feature [Update: Now Available]

Saturday November 7, 2020 9:36 am PST by
The hashtag #iphone12studio has gained a new hashflag from Apple. The hashflag may indicate that a new Apple Watch-style studio is on its way for the iPhone 12, but it is not yet known exactly what it will be used to promote. The new hashflag, first highlighted by Twitter account @hashflagsio, is the first to be used by Apple for something other than an event. Apple launched its logo...

Top 5 Benefits of Apple Silicon Macs [Updated]

Friday November 6, 2020 9:39 am PST by
After announcing the transition away from Intel chips at WWDC earlier this year, Apple is expected to unveil its first Macs with Apple Silicon at its "One More Thing" event on Tuesday, November 10. Apple's custom chips are Arm-based and similar to the A-series chips used in its iPhones and iPads. But what tangible benefits can ‌Apple Silicon‌ offer in the Mac, and why should customers be...

'Reigns: Beyond' and 'All of You' Released on Apple Arcade

Friday November 6, 2020 7:41 am PST by
Apple Arcade has today gained two new games: "Reigns: Beyond" and "All of You." Reigns: Beyond is the fourth game in the popular Reigns series from Nerial and Devolver Digital, and takes the decision-based game to space. As an intergalactic indie rockband, plot your rise to "stardom", traveling from planet to planet and gig to gig on your quest for fame and fortune. Play local (and...

iPhone 12 Leather Case Product Pages Include Images Demonstrating MagSafe Imprint Wear

Friday November 6, 2020 6:01 am PST by
Apple's selection of leather cases for all iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro models are now available on the Apple Store. Amid concern that the MagSafe Charger may damage cases, Apple has directly addressed the issue and included an image on the storefront of how the charger may imprint the case over time. The final image of every Apple Leather Case on the Apple Store depicts how the appearance...

iPhone 12 Colors: Deciding on The Right Color

Thursday November 5, 2020 8:35 am PST by
The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro arrived last month in a range of color options, with entirely new hues available on both devices, as well as some popular classics. The 12 and 12 Pro have different color choices, so if you have your heart set on a particular shade, you might not be able to get your preferred model in that color. ‌iPhone 12‌ mini and ‌iPhone 12‌ The ‌iPhone 12‌ mini and ‌iPhone 12‌ are ...

Another Unique Apple Logo Hashflag Prepared for Apple Event

Thursday November 5, 2020 7:04 am PST by
Another unique Apple logo hashflag has been prepared for next week's "One More Thing" Apple event. The custom Twitter hashtag includes an Apple logo in the same orange, red, purple, and blue hues as Apple's event invites. The hashflag is set to go live at 12:00 EST. Twitter allows brands to add custom emojis next to hashtags as a marketing strategy. According to Agency Creative, these...

Fortnite to Return to iOS via Nvidia GeForce Now Streaming Service

Thursday November 5, 2020 6:07 am PST by
Plans are in place to allow users to play Epic Games' "Fortnite" on iOS and iPadOS again using Nvidia's GeForce Now cloud gaming service in Safari, the BBC has discovered. Nvidia has reportedly developed a version of its GeForce Now cloud gaming service that works in Safari on iOS and iPadOS, and Fortnite looks to be a key title on the platform for Apple devices that have lost the game due ...

WhatsApp Rolling Out Disappearing Messages Feature

Thursday November 5, 2020 5:31 am PST by
Facebook is now rolling out a new disappearing messages feature to all WhatsApp users on iOS and Android, allowing messages, photos, and videos to be marked to disappear after seven days (via TechCrunch). Users can use the feature for direct messages, and it can be enabled in groups by members with administrator privileges. The seven-day limit exists regardless of whether the recipient...

iPhone 12 Said to be Facing Severe Shortage of Power Management Chips

Thursday November 5, 2020 4:01 am PST by
Apple is facing a severe shortage of vital power management chips for the iPhone 12, as well as other devices, according to Bloomberg. Bloomberg notes that power management is particularly important for the ‌iPhone 12‌ due to its additional camera features and 5G capabilities. Apple has multiple power management chip suppliers, as revealed by a recent teardown from iFixit. The ‌iPhone 12‌...

Apple Reportedly Using iPad Parts in the iPhone 12 Pro to Combat Shortages

Thursday November 5, 2020 3:17 am PST by
Amid long waiting times for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro around the world, Apple has reportedly placed large orders for older iPhone models and is reallocating iPad parts to make up for shortages, according to Nikkei Asia Review. Demand for ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ in particular has been higher than expected, and the issue has reportedly been compounded by supply constraints for specific parts...