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Why is TikTok (and other iOS apps) constantly snooping on your clipboard?

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This year’s WWDC saw Apple lean heavily on privacy. It touted all new features and initiatives that would protect and give a better idea on how companies are using your data. But a new privacy feature might have inadvertently exposed that Apple’s privacy messaging might just be smoke and mirrors. iOS 14 will now alert you when an application accesses your clipboard – basically, the place where you store anything […]

End of Era for macOS X, Hello macOS Big Sur

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Apple today introduced the newest version of macOS, the operating system that runs on the Mac. macOS 11.0 Big Sur is now available in beta for registered developers who want to test out the new features and ensure their software is compatible. This signals the end of macOS X (formally Mac OS X), or macOS 10.0 which originally released March 24, 2001. macOS Big Sur is a major update that […]

iOS 14 introduces setting default Mail and Web Browser apps

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This morning Apple ran through with its WWDC announcement, however, they left something out that was only included on the Preview website for the update. You will now be able to set the default application for Mail and Web Browser Apple has been heavily criticised in the past for forcing all iOS and iPadOS users to use its built-in Safari and Mail applications, with no option to change the defaults. […]

iOS 14 adds widgets to home screen, redesigned Siri

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The newest major version of iOS has been revealed at WWDC 2020, and the biggest change you’ll notice will be the fact that you can now add widgets to the home screen. Widgets, in general, get a noticeable redesign that allows them to fit in better with the home screen whilst also showing relevant and timely information at a glance – and they come in a variety of sizes versus […]

“A historic day”: Apple confirms Macs will move to its own processors

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It’s been an open secret in recent weeks, but Apple has today confirmed at WWDC 2020 that it will release future Macs with its own ARM-powered silicon processors. The move, according to Apple, will allow it to have much better performance whilst also using less power – something ideal for its line of laptops (such as the MacBook Pro). It will also mean that the gap between the iPhone/iPad and […]

No, Apple and Google didn’t secretly install a COVID-19 tracker on your phone

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It’s not new information that it is very easy to distribute misinformation on Facebook – and often it’s because someone tries to connect the dots on two separate pieces of information and thinks “oh my god, there must be something suspicious going on” when there isn’t. Add this one to your list of things you shouldn’t trust on Facebook. So, did you know that when everyone was having ‘phone disruptions’ […]

Despite the Coronavirus economic impact, Apple shares at an all-time high

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January was a peaceful time for most, with COVID-19 not spreading recklessly, you could comfortably sit in a restaurant, there were no toilet paper shortages, and Apple’s stock was sitting comfortably at $327.85 USD (January 29). However, by 23rd of March, we saw their share price drop harshly by 33% to $224.37. Now come June, we’re able to buy toilet paper, we’re easing out of isolation, Australia has become one […]

AirPods Studio: Apple’s $500 over-ear headphones enter mass production in time for WWDC 2020 unveiling

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Concept Image Curtesy by MacRumours This year will be the first time we experience a full virtual WWDC event. Word on the street that Apple AirPods Studio may have already entered mass production, well ahead of the WWDC event. Expected to be announced at this WWDC 2020 this month, the US$349 (~AUD$515) over-ear headphones will compete with the likes of the Bose 700, the upcoming Sony WH-1000XM4 and the Surface […]

Apple and Google release update with COVID-19 Exposure API for contact tracing

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Governments and health authorities across the world are working together to create and implement viable solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic. During April we saw Apple and Google join forces to develop a solution using Bluetooth to help governments and health authorities implement useful contact tracing, with user privacy and security at the centre of the design. Today, Apple and Google have released the first version of their Exposure API which […]

SPOILER: What apple is announcing for iOS 14 at this years WWDC

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The past few years Apple has not been too good at keep it’s secrets internal. An early test version if iOS 14 was leaked, and this gave us a glance into what is to come. But here is what we know so far to be announced at this years virtual World Wide Developers Conference.  Home Screen Update There are two major leaks about the Home Screen that we’ve seen so […]

Swift Student Challenge from Apple announced

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From now until Sunday, May 17 students can enter into Apple’s Swift Student Challenge, an opportunity for student developers to showcase their love of coding by creating their own Swift playground. Submissions will be judged on three areas, Technical accomplishment in the submitted Swift playground Creativity of ideas in the submitted Swift playground Content of written responses to the questions in the submission form. Each student selected for a challenge […]

Apple goes VIRTUAL with Worldwide Developers Conference

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Apple has announced it will host its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) virtually, starting on the 22nd of June. Developers will be able to access WWDC in the Apple Developer app and on the Apple Developer website for free for all developers. The usual cost of a ticket at WWDC in the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, costs charges over $1,000. But this time we’ll see no cost […]

Apple’s newest MacBook Pro: all the details, and Australian pricing

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Early this morning, Apple confirmed what it accidentally leaked – that we are going to get a brand new MacBook Pro, and that it will dump all the function keys with a touch-sensitive OLED strip. However, that’s not all: Apple says that this iteration will be faster, lighter and thinner than its predecessor. The OLED strip – called the Touch Bar – adapts to whatever app you use. For example, the bar […]

Square launches new payment reader in Australia – includes support for Apple and Android Pay

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Square, the global payment startup founded by Twitter founder and CEO Jack Dorsey, has today announced that it will finally bring its new payment reader to Australians – being only the second country the new reader has rolled out to. The new reader supports chip cards and contactless payment methods – such as Apple Pay, Android Pay, or tap-and-pay with your credit or debit card. “We know NFC is important to Australian […]

SONOS to sell its speakers in Apple Stores in October

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SONOS has today announced that it will partner with Apple to bring its speakers to 486 Apple Stores worldwide (including all 22 Apple Stores in Australia) and online. The deal extends its existing relationship with Apple, with SONOS being Apple Music’s exclusive partner for connected home devices. From October 5, you will be able to purchase a SONOS system at 468 Apple Stores around the world. You will also be able to purchase […]

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