Tag: category-/Computers & Electronics/Software/Operating Systems

Apple may combine Find My Friends and iPhone apps, sell tracking tags

Apple’s longstanding location tracking applications Find My Friends and Find my iPhone are reportedly set for an imminent overhaul — a single iOS app that will also include the ability to track Apple-developed hardware tags. According to 9to5Mac, the new app will also become available on macOS as a native app for the first time, […]

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macOS 10.15 will reportedly turn iPads into external touchscreens

Following a tease earlier this year from Apple software chief Craig Federighi, it’s not entirely surprising that the next version of macOS will support the use of certain iPads as external displays. But a new report from 9to5Mac claims that the feature — codenamed “Sidecar” — will go further, enabling iPads with Apple Pencil support […]

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From Macintosh to Granny Smith: The rise and fall of Apple

The iPod turns 20 this year — holy you-know-what! Apple’s first foray into truly disruptive technology since the PC wars is basically old enough to drink. And it was followed by a string of lucrative successes with the iPhone, the App Store, and Apple Watch. In the early 2000s Apple was the standard of innovation […]

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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with East Asian IME improvements

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview with Narrator improvements. The update bumps Windows 10 from build 18865 (made available to testers on March 27) to build 18875. These builds are from the 20H1 branch, which represents the Windows 10 update that will arrive in the first half of next year. Windows 10 is […]

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Apple reportedly plans macOS Music and Podcasts apps to replace iTunes

Apple may finally be preparing to put its famous iTunes app out to pasture, as a new report today suggests that its one-time key components — Music, Podcasts, TV, and Books — will all be separate apps in the next major release of macOS. Mac-specific icons for unannounced Music and Podcasts apps were discovered today […]

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Apple may switch iMac, iPad, and MacBook to colorful mini LED screens

While certain deluxe iPhone models have moved from LCD to OLED screens, Apple is apparently planning to transition its key computers and tablets to an interim display technology — mini LED — in an effort to economically improve their color and contrast performance. That’s the latest word from generally reliable supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo […]

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Microsoft launches first Chromium Edge builds for Windows 10

Microsoft today released the first Edge builds based on Google’s Chromium open source project, the same browser that Google’s Chrome is based on. Microsoft is even adopting the same naming scheme that Google uses for Chrome development: It is debuting Canary (preview builds that will be updated daily) and Developer builds (preview builds that will […]

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Two-thirds of Steam users now run Windows 10

Valve updated its Hardware & Software Survey today for March 2019 today, revealing that more than two in every three gamers on its Steam PC gaming community and store are now using Windows 10. The latest and greatest from Microsoft isn’t even at 40% market share, but gamers are early adopters: On Steam the figure […]

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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Narrator improvements

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview with Narrator improvements. The update bumps Windows 10 from build 18860 (made available to testers on March 20) to build 18865. These builds are from the 20H1 branch, which represents the Windows 10 update that will arrive in the first half of next year. Windows 10 is […]

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Apple releases Swift 5 with ABI stability, library evolution, and more

A new premium TV offering (Apple TV+), news and magazine subscription service (Apple News+), and credit card (Apple Card) weren’t the only things Apple unveiled today. In a blog post on Swift.org, Ted Kremenek, manager of the languages and runtimes team at Apple, announced that the newest release of Apple’s compiled programming language for iOS, […]

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Apple’s iOS and tvOS 12.2, macOS 10.14.4, and watchOS 5.2 arrive March 25

All of Apple’s operating systems have had point releases in beta form for two months, and they’re getting official release dates today, March 25. The announcement was made at Apple’s It’s Show Time media event in Cupertino. Following the updates, the official versions of iOS and tvOS for iPads, iPhones, iPod touches, and Apple TVs […]

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Apple updates Final Cut Pro and iMovie to reformat videos for 64-bit macOS

As Apple’s first macOS 10.15 beta is now only months away from its WWDC 2019 debut, the company has continued to warn users that certain old apps won’t work going forward — a compatibility break due to dropping support for 32-bit apps. Now the company is releasing updates to its video editing apps Final Cut Pro […]

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Microsoft launches previews of Windows Virtual Desktop and Defender ATP for Mac

Microsoft today made a slew of announcements to help IT pros reduce costs, increase security, and boost employee productivity. The headline items are the launch of Windows Virtual Desktop in public preview and Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) for macOS in limited preview. But there are also updates around Office 365 ProPlus, Windows 10, […]

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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with SwiftKey in 39 more languages

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview with SwiftKey’s Typing Intelligence in 39 more languages. The update bumps Windows 10 from build 18855 (made available to testers on March 13) to build 18860. These builds are from the 20H1 branch, which represents the Windows 10 update that will arrive in the first half of […]

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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with 2 bug fixes ahead of April 2019 Update

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview with just two bug fixes. The update bumps Windows 10 from build 18358 (made available to testers on March 15) to build 18361. These builds are from the 19H1 branch, which represents the Windows 10 update that will arrive in the first half of this year (likely […]

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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with 6 bug fixes ahead of April 2019 Update

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview with six bug fixes. The update bumps Windows 10 from build 18356 (made available to testers on March 12) to build 18358. These builds are from the 19H1 branch, which represents the Windows 10 update that will arrive in the first half of this year (likely finalized […]

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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Notepad and Sandbox improvements

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview with improvements to the Notepad app and Windows Sandbox. The update bumps Windows 10 from build 18850 (made available to testers on March 6) to build 18855. These builds are from the 20H1 branch, which represents the Windows 10 update that will arrive in the first half […]

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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Android phone screen mirroring

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview with Android phone screen mirroring. The update bumps Windows 10 from build 18353 (made available to testers on March 8) to build 18356. These builds are from the 19H1 branch, which represents the Windows 10 update that will arrive in the first half of this year (likely […]

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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Sandbox and gaming improvements

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview with Windows Sandbox and gaming improvements. The update bumps Windows 10 from build 18351 (made available to testers on March 5) to build 18353. These builds are from the 19H1 branch, which represents the Windows 10 update that will arrive in the first half of this year […]

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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview: The first 20H1 build

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview, the first 20H1 build. No, that’s not a typo: Microsoft really is already developing the update that will be released in the first half of 2020. The update bumps Windows 10 from build 18334 (made available to testers on February 9) to build 18836. Windows 10 is […]

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