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macOS 10.12.4 Beta Displays Native Icons of Windows.EXE Files





According to Vaclav Vancura who works as a Mac product designer at Microsoft, the latest beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.4 displays native icons of executable Windows files instead of using generic images for unknown file types. This, however, doesn’t mean that Mac users can launch EXE files on their computers, at least now.


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Sunday, January 29th, 2017. 15:19

Apple Removes iCloud Activation Lock Status Page



Apple has quietly removed the iCloud Activation Lock status page from its website. This means that it is now impossible to check whether the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch you’re supposed to buy second-hand is locked before you actually get it. It is unclear why the company has decided to shut down such a useful page.


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Sunday, January 29th, 2017. 0:58

iPad Celebrates 7th Birthday Today



Seven years ago, Apple CEO unveiled the original iPad, marking a new milestone in the history of the company. The device was a success, even though there were no support for Flash, camera, or multitasking.


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Friday, January 27th, 2017. 20:34

Apple Seeds First Public Betas of iOS 10.3 and macOS 10.12.4



Apple has released first public betas of iOS 10.3 and macOS Sierra 10.12.4 to the members of its Beta Software Program. If you have signed up for this program, you can now get access to the latest updates.


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Friday, January 27th, 2017. 13:01

Apple Releases First macOS Sierra 10.12.4 Beta to Developers



Apple has released the first beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.4 to developers. The update features a new Night Shift mode similar to the one that debuted in iOS 9.3 and contains some other minor tweaks.


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Wednesday, January 25th, 2017. 14:07

Apple Releases First iOS 10.3 Beta with Lots of Improvements



Apple has released the first beta of iOS 10.3 with several new features to developers. The update brings a new file system to the firmware and includes other noticeable changes.


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Wednesday, January 25th, 2017. 13:06

iPhone 8 to Use Apple’s Own Wireless Charging Technology



According to the latest report from a research firm Copperfield Research, the iPhone 8 may support a wireless charging technology developed by Apple, not the one created by Energous or other firms that work in this field. The report is based on Apple’s patent filings that suggest that the company is interested in inductive chargers for the new iPhone and other products. Most of the patents have been filed quite long ago, so it’s high time Apple developed something based on these patents.


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Tuesday, January 24th, 2017. 15:15

Apple Releases macOS Sierra 10.12.3 for Mac Users



Apple has released macOS Sierra 10.12.3 with a number of bug fixes as well as several important enhancements for new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro units. The update is recommended for all users as it improves the stability and security.


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Tuesday, January 24th, 2017. 14:13

Apple Investigates Issue Causing AirPods to Disconnect on Calls



A growing number of iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPhone 7 users are complaining about the AirPods that drop signal and disconnect during calls. As it turns out, Apple is aware of the issue and already investigating it.


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Monday, January 23rd, 2017. 18:40

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Top 10 Stories of the Week



 It is Sunday today, which means it’s time to discuss the most popular posts of the last couple of days. Let’s start right now.

Most of the articles this week deal with the iPhone 8 and its alleged specs. There are several posts about Samsung, new iPads, and AirPods.


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Sunday, January 22nd, 2017. 18:50

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iPhone 8 to get New 3D Touch Sensor – Analyst



According to the latest report from usually reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the next-generation iPhone will feature a new 3D Touch sensor compatible with new wraparound OLED display panel that is supposed to be used in the handset. This new panel will be more sensitive and offer users more levels of pressure levels. To make the new sensor stronger and reinforce the entire structure of the OLED panel, Apple will use an additional layer of metal, Kuo says.


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Saturday, January 21st, 2017. 19:16

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iPhone 8 to Get Facial and Gesture Recognition – Report



According to the latest report from Cowen and Company analyst Timothy Arcuri, the iPhone 8 will get a 5.8-inch OLED wraparound screen with a thin bezel at the top featuring two sensors used for facial and gesture recognition. Furthermore, the Home button with Touch ID scanner will be integrated in the display, Arcuri claims. Apple may also add wireless charging capabilities to the next-generation iPhone.


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Thursday, January 19th, 2017. 20:49

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AirPods Captured 2% of Market One Month After Debut



Last week, Slice Intelligence reported that Apple’s new wireless AirPods captured about 26% of market just month after official release. Looks like these estimates are not accurate. According to Ben Arnold, an executive director and industry analyst at NPD Group, the earbuds took 2% of market in unit sales and 3% of dollar sales, leaving Beats, Bose and other brands far ahead. The reason for a big difference between the figures of Slice Intelligence and NPD Group is that the latter one uses a much larger panel of shoppers that includes those who shop online and offline.


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Wednesday, January 18th, 2017. 18:56

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Apple Releases Security Update for OS X El Capitan



Apple has released a supplemental security update for OS X El Capitan. The update addresses a kernel issue that may make the computer running this version of the operating system unresponsive or slow. If you still haven’t upgraded to macOS Sierra 10.12, it is recommended that you update your computer now.


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Wednesday, January 18th, 2017. 18:40

Apple to Launch iPhone 6 Battery Replacement Program – Rumor



According to the latest report from a Japanese site Mac Otakara, Apple may be planning to launch an iPhone 6 battery replacement program. As of now, however, it is unknown, what range of serial numbers is affected and whether Apple’s intentions are serious. The issue behind possible battery replacement program is also unknown, reporters add.


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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017. 22:25

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