Hartley Charlton

Hartley is a Contributing Writer at MacRumors.

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BBC Select Now Available Through Apple TV Channels

Friday February 19, 2021 5:28 am PST by
BBC Select, a new streamer for factual programming in the U.S. and Canada, is the latest video subscription service to arrive through Apple TV Channels. BBC Select offers curated non-fiction and factual programming, spotlighting culture, politics, and ideas through a candid, unbiased, and sometimes playful lens. Shows available on the new channel include the acclaimed documentary...
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CalDigit and OWC Unveil Thunderbolt 4 and USB 4 Cables

Thursday February 18, 2021 8:35 am PST by
Popular Mac accessory makers CalDigit and OWC have today announced new all-in-one Thunderbolt 4 and USB 4 cables, promising maximum data and power transfer over a single cable, as well as full compatibility with older USB devices. Thunderbolt 4 and USB 4 is the latest connectivity specification present in the newest Macs and high-end external hardware, offering performance up to 40Gb/s,...
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Safari for Mac to Support WebM Video Playback 11 Years After Its Launch

Thursday February 18, 2021 6:33 am PST by
Safari features support for WebM video playback in the second beta of macOS Big Sur 11.3 Beta, indicating that Apple's browser will finally support the format after failing to do so for almost 11 years. The added functionality, first spotted by The 8-Bit, allows users to play WebM videos in Safari for the first time. WebM is a video format designed to be a royalty-free alternative to...
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First Malware Running Natively on M1 Chip Discovered

Wednesday February 17, 2021 2:33 pm PST by
Malware specifically tailored to run on Apple's M1 chip has been discovered, indicating that malware authors have begun adapting malicious software for Apple's new generation of Macs with Apple silicon. Mac security researcher Patrick Wardle has now published a report, cited by Wired, that explains in detail how malware has started to be adapted and recompiled to run natively on the ‌M1‌ chip. ...
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LG Reportedly Assisting Apple on Foldable Display Development

Wednesday February 17, 2021 12:02 pm PST by
Apple has commissioned LG Display to develop a display panel destined for a foldable iPhone, according to the Chinese-language version of DigiTimes. Citing industry sources, DigiTimes claims that LG Display is assisting Apple with the development of a foldable OLED display panel for an ‌iPhone‌. It is not clear, however, if LG Display will supply Apple with this display panel for mass...
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MagSafe to Make Unexpected Return to MacBook Pro

Tuesday February 16, 2021 8:27 am PST by
Apple's MagSafe charging connector is expected to make a long-awaited return to the MacBook Pro later this year, according to new reports. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has said in a recent report, which outlined many of the changes coming to the new high-end Mac laptops, that "the ‌‌MagSafe‌‌ charging connector design is restored" on the upcoming MacBook Pro models. Expected to come in 14- and...
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Apple May Launch 7-Inch Foldable iPhone With Apple Pencil Support in 2023

Tuesday February 16, 2021 5:37 am PST by
Apple may launch a foldable iPhone with a 7-inch OLED display and Apple Pencil support as soon as 2023, according to global technology research firm Omdia. In analysis cited by investment research firm EqualOcean, spotted by ‌iPhone‌ in Canada, Omdia predicts that Apple will launch its long-rumored foldable ‌iPhone‌ in 2023. The device is said to have a display size in the range of 7.3 to...
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France Pushes to Widen EU Regulations on Big Tech Companies

Monday February 15, 2021 7:10 am PST by
France is pushing for changes to the EU's upcoming regulations on big tech companies, including Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook, that would make it easier for governments to penalize bad behavior and widen controls on content, according to a new report by the Financial Times. The Digital Services Act, presented in December 2020, is designed to tackle illegal online content in the...
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Apple Maps Takes Waze Head-On

Saturday February 13, 2021 3:31 am PST by
After adding support for speed and red light cameras in iOS 14 last year, Apple now appears to be directly challenging rival maps app Waze with the latest iOS 14.5 beta, which adds a plethora of new features to Apple Maps such as accident reporting, hazards, and speed checks. Waze is a popular maps app, now owned by Google, that describes itself as a community-driven GPS navigation app....
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Qualcomm Opposes Nvidia's Acquisition of Arm as Deal Comes Under Increasing Scrutiny

Friday February 12, 2021 8:43 am PST by
U.S. chipmaker and Apple supplier Qualcomm has told regulators around the world that it opposes Nvidia's $40 billion proposed acquisition of Arm, according to CNBC. Qualcomm has registered an objection to Nvidia's acquisition of Arm with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the European Commission, the UK Competition and Markets Authority, and China's State Administration for Market...
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Major Upgrades Coming to the iPad in 2021

Friday February 12, 2021 7:20 am PST by
Apple is looking to launch an updated ninth-generation iPad with a larger display, the A13 Bionic chip, 4GB of RAM, and a thinner, lighter design in the first half of this year, according to recent reports. Reports from cnBeta and Mac Otakara, citing supply chain sources in China, have offered similar projections for the ninth-generation ‌‌iPad‌, explaining that the updated device will...
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'Foundation' Showrunner Hopes for Unparalleled 80 Episodes on Apple TV+

Friday February 12, 2021 7:03 am PST by
"Foundation" writer and showrunner David Goyer is ambitiously hoping to tell Isaac Asimov's science-fiction story over the course of eighty hours, which is as yet unheard of on Apple TV+. Foundation tells the story of "a band of exiles on their monumental journey to save humanity and rebuild civilization amid the fall of the Galactic Empire," and is based on Isaac Asimov's science-fiction...
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Apple Surprisingly Sticking With Intel Chips for One Last Mac

Thursday February 11, 2021 10:52 am PST by
Despite having begun the transition towards using its own custom silicon across the Mac product lineup, somewhat surprising recent rumors have suggested that Apple may continue to use Intel chips for one Mac model. Last year at WWDC, Apple announced plans to transition away from Intel chips to Macs built with its own Apple Silicon, such as the M1 chip, starting in late 2020. It set out its ...
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Apple's Work on Mixed Reality Headsets Revealed in New Patent Filings

Thursday February 11, 2021 9:46 am PST by
A number of Apple patent applications, published earlier today, appear to be directly related to its long-rumored mixed reality headset, covering a range of aspects including design elements, lens adjustment, eye-tracking technology, and even software. The patents, filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by Apple, were made public earlier today and seemingly relate to specific...
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Intel and AMD Ask for Government Incentives While Apple Supplier TSMC Expands to Meet Unprecedented Demand

Thursday February 11, 2021 6:18 am PST by
A group of U.S. chip companies, including Intel, Qualcomm, Micron, and AMD, have today sent a letter to President Joe Biden to request "funding for incentives," while Apple supplier TSMC is undertaking a considerable expansion as chip demand outstrips supply (via Reuters). The letter to the President asked for "substantial funding for incentives for semiconductor manufacturing" to be...
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MacBook Pro to See the Return of an SD Card Reader in 2021

Wednesday February 10, 2021 2:04 pm PST by
After removing the feature in 2016, much to the disappointment of photographers and videographers, Apple is finally looking to restore the SD card reader on its new 2021 MacBook Pro models. A concept of a modern MacBook Pro with an SD card reader Last month, reputable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo outlined his surprising expectations for the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro set to arrive models...
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Apple Mixed Reality Headset Renders Depict Rumored Design

Wednesday February 10, 2021 9:11 am PST by
Designer Antonio De Rosa has created 3D renders of Apple's long-rumored mixed-reality headset based on recent reports about the device, giving the first photorealistic look at the mysterious Apple device. De Rosa tentatively titles Apple's mixed-reality headset device the "Apple View," but there has been no evidence that this is the company's chosen moniker. What Apple may call the device...
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Researcher Breaches Systems of Over 35 Companies, Including Apple, Microsoft, and PayPal

Wednesday February 10, 2021 7:31 am PST by
A security researcher was able to breach the internal systems of over 35 major companies, including Apple, Microsoft, and PayPal, using a software supply chain attack (via Bleeping Computer). Security researcher Alex Birsan was able to exploit a unique design flaw in some open-source ecosystems called "dependency confusion" to attack the systems of companies such as Apple, Microsoft,...
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iPad Pro Getting Thicker in 2021 to Fit New Technology

Tuesday February 9, 2021 11:35 am PST by
Apple's affinity for thin and light product designs is well-known, so it is not often the case that the company chooses to make its existing products thicker. This year, Apple's largest and most expensive iPad offering, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, is looking to buck the trend and get thicker, according to recent reports. Alleged factory CAD drawings leaked in January revealed that, as...
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Twelve South Announces 'SurfaceSnap' Cable Management Solution

Tuesday February 9, 2021 7:26 am PST by
Popular accessory maker Twelve South has today announced the "SurfaceSnap" cable management solution. SurfaceSnap features a genuine leather band, polished metal button snaps, and a strong semi-permanent adhesive to attach it to a surface. Twelve South assures that SurfaceSnap's adhesive can stick to almost any smooth surface and leaves no residue when removed, allowing it to be...