Apple Seeds Third Beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.6 to Developers

Apple Seeds Third Beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.6 to Developers

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming macOS Mojave 10.14.6 update to developers, two weeks after seeding the second macOS Mojave 10.14.6 beta and more than a month after the release of macOS Mojave 10.14.5, which brought AirPlay 2 support for third-party TVs. The new macOS Mojave 10.14.6 beta can be downloaded through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences after the proper profile has been installed from Apple’s Developer Center. There were no new features or significant changes discovered in the first two betas of macOS Mojave 10.14.6, which indicates it likely focuses on bug fixes and …

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How to install tvOS 13 public beta on your Apple TV

How to install tvOS 13 public beta on your Apple TV

Apple has seeded the beta version of tvOS to its public beta testing group. The first beta of tvOS 13 corresponds to the second tvOS 13 update made available to developers last week. While there aren’t any major changes to the operating system, there is a redesigned Home screen, multi-user support, and personalized recommendations for each user who’s logged into the Apple TV. You also have a new Control Center to swap between profiles. tvOS 13 comes with Apple Arcade, the company’s new game subscription service that’s expected to be available across all of its platforms later this year. Then there’s the support for …

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New Leak Suggests Apple Won’t Kill Off Lightning for USB-C on iPhone 11

New Leak Suggests Apple Won’t Kill Off Lightning for USB-C on iPhone 11

The closer we get to September when Apple is expected to take the wraps off new iPhones, the more rumors make the rounds, and the latest tidbit of information could be bad news for a number of iFans. Olixar cases published on MobileFun seem to indicate that Apple won’t give up on the Lightning port on the next-generation iPhone despite the previous reports indicating that this would otherwise be the case. Early 2019 speculation claimed the 2019 iPhone lineup would be the first one to make the move from Lightning to USB-C, and other rumors that made the rounds since …

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Microsoft Begins Testing Windows 10 Version 1903 Cumulative Update KB4501375

Microsoft Begins Testing Windows 10 Version 1903 Cumulative Update KB4501375

Microsoft is gearing up for another release of a cumulative update, this time for its most recent Windows 10 version called May 2019 Update and also referred to as version 1903. As a result, cumulative update KB4501375 is now available for download for users enrolled in the Release Preview ring of the Windows Insider program. After the installation of KB4501375, the OS build number is increased to 18362.207. Given the update is only offered to testers, a changelog isn’t yet available, and further information on what it fixes is expected to be published when the public rollout to production devices …

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The best iPhone 8 Plus plans and prices in Australia compared

The best iPhone 8 Plus plans and prices in Australia compared

A lot of the hype that normally comes with the Plus-sized releases has been stifled when it comes to the poor iPhone 8 Plus. Being announced in the shadow of the larger and, frankly, more impressive iPhone X may well hurt its reputation, and the recent news about the iPhone XS and iPhone XR range has all but quenched its hopes. That said, there’s a valuable role that the iPhone 8 Plus plays, particularly considering that the price sits at the midpoint between its smaller iPhone 8 brethren and the oversized 10th anniversary edition handset. For more detailed info, check …

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Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of iOS 12.4 to Developers

Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of iOS 12.4 to Developers

Apple today seeded the fifth beta of an upcoming iOS 12.4 update to developers, two weeks after seeding the fourth iOS 12.4 beta, and over a month after releasing iOS 12.3, a major update that introduced a revamped TV app. Registered developers can download the new iOS 12.4 beta from Apple’s Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center. There were no new features discovered in the first four iOS 12.4 betas, so it’s not entirely clear what’s coming in the update. As a more significant 12.x update, it’s possible that the …

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Microsoft’s mysterious dual-screen Surface will reportedly run Android apps

Microsoft’s mysterious dual-screen Surface will reportedly run Android apps

The rumor mill has long suggested Microsoft is working on a dual-screen Surface, but we’ve seen little in the way of specifics. Originally, rumors pointed towards a pocketable device named Andromeda, but more recently it seems Microsoft is focusing on a larger device codenamed Centaurus. A report from Forbes has shed some light on what we might expect from the device. IHS Markit, a market research firm with “supply chain info,” told Forbes the foldable Surface could be released the first half of next year and is expected two have dual 9-inch screens and a 4:3 aspect ratio. It’s also …

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The Dell G5587 Nvidia GTX 1060 Gaming Laptop Just Dropped to $799

The Dell G5587 Nvidia GTX 1060 Gaming Laptop Just Dropped to $799

The gap between laptops and desktop PCs continues to shrink, and gone are the days when you had to spend a boatload of cash to get a portable machine that could offer good gaming performance. While brands such as Razer and Alienware are still making high-end, flashy gaming PCs, makers like Dell are cranking out some highly affordable (not to mention a bit more normal-looking) laptops like the Dell G5587, which is on sale right now from Walmart at a great price before Amazon Prime Day 2019. The Dell G5 series is one of the maker’s premium gaming laptop lines, …

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Samsung Galaxy Fit

Samsung Galaxy Fit vs. Fit e: What are the differences and which should you buy?

All of the basics Samsung Galaxy Fit The bare essentials Samsung Galaxy Fit e If you’re dipping your toe into the fitness tracking pond for the very first time, the Galaxy Fit will serve you well. It tracks your steps, sleep, and heart rate, and it all comes in a simple, lightweight design with a bright color screen. $100 at Amazon Pros Week-long battery life Water resistance Smartphone notifications Wireless charging Cons No GPS Minimal watch face options Realtime OS The Fit e is suitable for beginners and it’s cheaper, but you’ll only get the bare essentials here. A few …

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Lawyers for Huawei CFO urge Canada to withdraw extradition proceedings

Lawyers for Huawei CFO urge Canada to withdraw extradition proceedings

(Reuters) – Lawyers for Huawei’s chief financial officer urged Canada’s justice minister on Monday to withdraw extradition proceedings against Meng Wanzhou, who has been detained in Vancouver since December on U.S. fraud charges. FILE PHOTO: Huawei’s Financial Chief Meng Wanzhou leaves her family home in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, May 8, 2019. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson/File Photo Meng, 47, the daughter of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s founder, Ren Zhengfei, was arrested on charges alleging she misled global banks about Huawei’s relationship with a company in Iran. She has denied any wrongdoing, and Huawei pleaded not guilty in a New York court in …

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Apple plans move to the middle of Amazon's Seattle hub

Apple plans move to the middle of Amazon’s Seattle hub

Apple will bring 2,000 new jobs to Seattle over the next five years as part of its national expansion effort, company officials said at a press conference Monday. The company signed a lease at 333 Dexter, for two 12-story buildings in the South Lake Union neighborhood, which is already filled with buildings that house thousands of Amazon workers. The space will hold more than 3,000 employees, according to the Seattle Times, and will officially open by the end of the year. “These new jobs confirm what we already knew: We have the best talent and city anywhere,” Seattle Mayor Jenny …

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Google Drive on the web adds offline saving for all files

Google Drive on the web adds offline saving for all files

You’ve always been able to access Google Drive files offline with the official ‘Backup & Sync’ desktop client, but given how terrible that application is, it’s nice to see the web app get similar functionality. Google added the ability to mark Docs files for offline access (and edit them offline) earlier this year, but now you can save any Drive file. “You can already make Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides files available offline,” the company wrote in a blog post. “Now, as part of a new beta, you can mark also PDF, image, Microsoft Office, and other non-Google files for …

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Apple Releases First Public Betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS

Apple Releases First Public Betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS

Apple today released the first public betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS to its public beta testing group, giving non-developers a chance to test out the software ahead of its upcoming fall release. The first public beta of iOS 13 corresponds to the second developer beta released last week. Apple originally said that the public beta would be coming in July, but has apparently decided to release it a few days early. Apple’s public beta testing website is still down, so public beta testers will not be able to install the software until it’s up. Beta testers who have signed …

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LG and SK Telecom to co-develop 5G robots

LG and SK Telecom to co-develop 5G robots

LG Electronics and SK Telecom have partnered up to create robots that use 5G wireless networks, the companies announced. As part of the partnership, the South Korean companies will develop autonomous robots that use a 5G Mobile Edge Computing-based cloud platform. The plan is to design a robot that can draw maps, perform security tasks, and provide guidance, the companies said. See also: Postal robots take to the streets with backing from Toyota AI Ventures The robots will also be able to move autonomously, all the while having the capacity to film high resolution videos and send the reels to data …

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Apple doubles planned Seattle expansion to 2,000 employees

Apple doubles planned Seattle expansion to 2,000 employees

At a press conference today, Apple and Seattle’s mayor, Jenny Durkan, announced that the company would bring 2,000 employees to the city over the next five years. That’s double the number of employees Apple had originally planned when it announced Seattle was part of a major US expansion this past December. Apple plans to occupy two 12-story towers, both powered by renewable energy. GeekWire reports that it will total 630,000 square feet of floor space. Apple intends for its Seattle offices to become a “key engineering hub,” in the same city that hosts Amazon’s HQ. Engineering positions will include “hardware, …

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