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MacRumors Giveaway: Win a MacBook Pro-Compatible Signature Backpack and Luggage From Vessel

Friday May 22, 2020 11:00 AM PDT by
For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Vessel to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Signature 2.0 Backpack and matching Signature 2.0 Luggage. Vessel offers a range of backpacks, briefcases, bags, luggage, and other items, and the Signature 2.0 Backpack is one of its most popular items. Priced at $235, the Signature 2.0 Backpack is designed to be an everyday bag that can ...

Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of Upcoming macOS Catalina 10.15.5 Update to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Wednesday May 20, 2020 10:49 AM PDT by
Apple today seeded the fifth beta of an upcoming macOS Catalina 10.15.5 update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after seeding the fourth beta and over a month after releasing ‌macOS Catalina‌ 10.15.4 with Screen Time Communication Limits, iCloud Folder Sharing, and real-time Apple Music lyrics. The new ‌macOS Catalina‌ beta can be downloaded from the Software Update mechanism in ...

FileMaker 19 for macOS Launches With Support for Third-Party Libraries

Wednesday May 20, 2020 6:00 AM PDT by
Apple subsidiary Claris today announced the launch of FileMaker 19, marking the debut of its first open platform for developers to build custom apps that leverage JavaScript integrations, drag-and-drop add-ons, AI through Core ML, and more. Claris says that with FileMaker 19, developers are able to be more productive and businesses are able to leverage Claris' global community of developers, ...

Deals: Save $300 on Apple's 16-Inch MacBook Pro, Starting at $2,099 for the 512GB Model

Wednesday May 20, 2020 5:35 AM PDT by
A fresh set of discounts on the 16-inch MacBook Pro have returned today, with low prices on both the 512GB and 1TB models of Apple's high-end notebook. The sales today can be found across numerous retailers, including Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo, and Tiger Direct. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a...

Samsung's T7 Portable SSD Now Available for Purchase

Tuesday May 19, 2020 7:00 AM PDT by
Samsung today announced that its new T7 Portable SSD is available for purchase, joining the T7 Touch in Samsung's 2020 portable SSD lineup. Samsung first announced the new T7 Portable SSD in January at CES, but focused on releasing the more expensive T7 Touch with fingerprint sensor first. The T7 Portable SSD is similar to the T7 Touch, measuring in at the size of a business card. The...

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Classicbot Plush or Classicbot OS 2.0 Toy

Friday May 15, 2020 11:00 AM PDT by
For this week's giveaway we've teamed up with designer Philip Lee of Classicbot to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win either a Classicbot Plush or a Classicbot Classic OS 2.0, both of which are designed to look like the Macintosh Classic sold by Apple in the early 1990s. Lee makes a range of cute Apple-themed toys and products that are perfect for any Apple collector. Priced at $67,...

Deals: B&H Photo Offering Discounts on MacBook Pro, 2018 iPad Pro, and Mac Pro in New Sale

Thursday May 14, 2020 11:51 AM PDT by
B&H Photo has a new series of specials on Apple devices going on today, including sales on MacBook Pro, 2018 iPad Pro, and the Mac Pro. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. Low prices on the MacBook Pro start at $1,149.00 for the 13-inch MacBook Pro ...

Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 106 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

Thursday May 14, 2020 10:21 AM PDT by
Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced four years ago in March 2016. Apple designed the Safari Technology Preview to test features that may be introduced into future release versions of Safari. Safari Technology Preview release 106 includes bug fixes and performance improvements for Web Inspector, Async Scrolling, Web...

Deals: Shop Low Prices on the 2019 13-Inch and 16-Inch MacBook Pro (Up to $300 Off)

Thursday May 14, 2020 7:14 AM PDT by
There are a few new discounts across Apple's MacBook Pro family today, including deals on the 13-inch MacBook Pro from 2019 and the 16-inch MacBook Pro. Many of these sales represent lowest-ever prices, including a return to the notable low price of $2,099.00 for the 512GB 16-inch MacBook Pro. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a...

Upcoming Chrome Browser Feature Lets You Group Together Multiple Tabs

Thursday May 14, 2020 2:05 AM PDT by
Google has announced a new tab grouping feature coming to Chrome browser that lets users better organize their tabs, however many they have open at the same time. The new Tab groups option will appear in a tab's right-click menu and lets you group your tabs together and label them with a custom name and color. Once the tabs are grouped together, you can move and reorder them on the tab strip ...

Apple Policy Exec Cynthia Hogan Departs Company

Wednesday May 13, 2020 4:09 PM PDT by
Apple's vice president for public policy and government affairs, Cynthia Hogan, has resigned from the company, reports Axios. Hogan will be leaving Apple next month after recently being selected as one of the members of Joe Biden's vice presidential selection committee. Hogan joined Apple back in April 2016 to head its Washington D.C. office under Apple's environmental, policy, and social...

Apple Adds Some 2013 and 2014 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Models to Vintage Products List

Tuesday May 12, 2020 2:26 AM PDT by
A little later than expected, Apple has added the following 2013 and 2014 models of the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro to its vintage and obsolete products list: ‌MacBook Air‌ (11-inch, Mid 2013) ‌MacBook Air‌ (13-inch, Mid 2013) ‌MacBook Air‌ (11-inch, Early 2014) ‌MacBook Air‌ (13-inch, Early 2014) ‌MacBook Pro‌ (13-inch, Mid 2014) Also today, Apple added the iPod touch (5th generation) ...

HYPER Introduces Updated HyperDrive DUO 7-in-2 USB-C Hub for Mac Notebooks

Monday May 11, 2020 12:04 AM PDT by
USB-C hubs that attach directly to Apple's notebooks have become quite commonplace in recent years, but Sanho Corporation's HYPER brand is today releasing an updated version of its HyperDrive Duo hub that includes a couple of new twists. As with most USB-C hubs, the new HyperDrive DUO includes an array of expansion ports for your Mac, including an HDMI port, a pair of USB-C ports (one...

Base 13-Inch MacBook Pro vs. MacBook Air

Friday May 8, 2020 2:26 PM PDT by
Apple recently updated the 13-inch MacBook Pro, and the $1,299 base model remains a popular alternative to the $999 MacBook Air. To help with your buying decision, read our comparison of the notebooks below. The differences between the base 13-inch MacBook Pro and the MacBook Air are quite nuanced, with each notebook possessing some unique features. What's the Same13-inch Retina display...

Deals: Refurbished 15-Inch MacBook Pro Notebooks on Sale at Woot From $1,580 ($800+ Off)

Friday May 8, 2020 8:35 AM PDT by
Woot is ending the week with a refurbished sale on the 15-inch MacBook Pro, available in multiple storage sizes and colors. The sale starts with the 256GB SSD model (16GB RAM, Intel Core i7) for $1,579.99. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Woot. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. For more storage, the...

Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of Upcoming macOS Catalina 10.15.5 Update to Developers

Thursday May 7, 2020 10:17 AM PDT by
Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming macOS Catalina 10.15.5 update to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the third beta and over a month after releasing ‌macOS Catalina‌ 10.15.4 with Screen Time Communication Limits, iCloud Folder Sharing, and real-time Apple Music lyrics. The new ‌macOS Catalina‌ beta can be downloaded from the Software Update mechanism in...

Deals: Get the New 512GB MacBook Air for $1,199 ($100 Off, Lowest Price)

Wednesday May 6, 2020 9:12 AM PDT by
Amazon and B&H Photo are discounting the 512GB MacBook Air from 2020 this week, returning the notebook to its lowest ever price. At both retailers you'll find the 13-inch MacBook Air (Gold, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) for $1,199.00, down from $1,299.00. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us...

Firefox 76 Now Available on Mac With Improved Password Management Features

Tuesday May 5, 2020 12:44 PM PDT by
Mozilla today released the latest version of its Firefox browser, Firefox 76, which includes password management updates, picture-in-picture support, better Zoom integration, and more. The new Firefox update includes improvements for Firefox Lockwise, which offers built-in password management features much like Safari to protect saved passwords. Firefox Lockwise will require a device's...