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Wi-Fi Explorer Pro 3 launches with support for Big Sur, Apple Silicon, and more

Wi-Fi Explorer Pro is one of my favorite Wi-Fi tools to use when troubleshooting poor connections or generally to learn more about the RF health of the environment I am in. Version 3 is now available with support for macOS Big Sur, Apple Silicon, and more. more The post Wi-Fi Explorer Pro 3 launches with support for Big Sur, Apple Silicon, and more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Comment: Why has Apple left the exterior design of M1 Macs unchanged?

Apple‘s switch from Intel processors to Apple Silicon is the most significant change to the Mac lineup in many years, and yet the exterior design of M1 Macs has been left almost completely unchanged. A few function keys aside on the new MacBook Air, there is no clue that the new machines are radically different from the old ones. Some believe this is a very deliberate move by the Cupertino company. I agree, but not for the reason that has

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Pegatron India: 150M investment as first stage of reported 1B plan

Apple‘s work to reduce its manufacturing dependence on China took another step forward as Pegatron‘s board approved an initial 150M investment in a new plant in India. It was reported in July that Pegatron‘s India plans will eventually see the company invest around a billion dollars in the facility. A follow-up report in the summer said that Pegatron was making preparations to join Foxconn and Wistron in setting up an iPhone pl

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Apple accused of trying to water down anti forced labor bill

Unnamed congressional staffers have accused Apple of trying to water down an anti forced labor bill that would place obligations on US companies to ensure their supply chain was not involved in such abuse. The bill aims to end the use of forced Uighur labor in the Xinjiang region of China. The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act passed 406 to 3 in the House in September and has now reached the Senate. We learned last month that Apple enlisted a l

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Apple Store Black Friday: get up to 150 gift card with purchase of iPhone, iPad, Mac and more

The Apple Store has today announced its Black Friday shopping event. The company is offering a gift card with eligible iPhone, iPad Mac, Apple Watch, AirPods, Apple TV, HomePod and Beats purchases. The event runs from November 27 through November 30. As usual, you will definitely find better promotions elsewhere: check out 9to5Toys for the best Black Friday deals coverage. However, if you were planning on buying from the Apple Store, you can now

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Best Black Friday iPad deals: Take up to 150 off iPad Pro, new iPad Air 559, more

Black Friday is underway here at 9to5Mac and we‘re already tracking all of the latest deals. This year‘s event is shaping up to include every bit of Apple‘s latest releases, including the new MacBook Air and Pro, Apple Watch, and of course, iPads. Black Friday has become synonymous with Apple‘s tablets, which are expected to be discounted across the board. Below you‘ll find all of this year‘s best iPad deals a

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First-generation HomePod can now be jailbroken with Checkra1n

Jailbreaking iPhones and iPads is common for some users, but unlocking the HomePod‘s operating system - which is based on tvOS - is something we have never seen until today. The latest Checkra1n update does just that and allows users to jailbreak the first-generation HomePod for the first time. more The post First-generation HomePod can now be jailbroken with Checkra1n appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Best Black Friday Apple Deals: iPad Pro 150 off, latest Apple Watches from 230, much more

Welcome to Black Friday week at 9to5Mac. Throughout Thanksgiving and the following days, we are expecting to see one of the biggest stretches of online deals we‘ve ever seen. Our team at 9to5Toys is working around the clock to bring you all of the best deals on the latest tech, TVs, home goods, fashion, and much more throughout Black Friday week. As always, the major players will be center stage this week, with Amazon, Walmart, Target, Bes

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Giveaway: CardioBot Apple Watch heart rate tracker adds new iOS 14 widgets and more

CardioBot is a powerful app for iOS and watchOS that taps into the data collected by your Apple Watch to provide a comprehensive overview of your health. A new version of the app adds iOS 14 home screen widgets for blood oxygen statistics, new workout features, and more. Plus, we have 1,000 codes to unlock the premium version of CardioBot exclusively for 9to5Mac readershead below for the details. more The post Giveaway: CardioBot Apple Watch he

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This week‘s top stories: M1 Mac details, iOS 14.2.1, App Store changes, and more

In this week‘s top stories: The first M1 Macs have officially arrived, Apple shakes up its App Store commission structure, iOS 14.2.1 released for iPhone 12 users, and more. Read on for all of this week‘s top stories. Read more The post This week‘s top stories: M1 Mac details, iOS 14.2.1, App Store changes, and more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Universal Electronics unveils alternate Apple TV remote with Bluetooth, only available to cable companies for now

Over the last several years, a handful of alternatives to the Apple TV‘s controversial Siri Remote have surfaced. The latest comes from Universal Electronics, and it ditches the touchpad design favoring more traditional buttons, plus Bluetooth connectivity. more The post Universal Electronics unveils alternate Apple TV remote with Bluetooth, only available to cable companies for now appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Rumor: Apple to drop support for iPhone 6s and original iPhone SE with iOS 15 next year

A new report suggests that Apple is planning to drop support for the iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 6s Plus with next year‘s release of iOS 15. This comes after Apple maintained compatibility with all of those devices this year with iOS 14. more The post Rumor: Apple to drop support for iPhone 6s and original iPhone SE with iOS 15 next year appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Black Friday pricing on Apple Watch Series 6/SE takes up to 120 off latest models

Amazon has now launched Black Friday pricing on Apple Watch Series 6 with up to 120 off cellular models. Meanwhile, GPS configurations are down to 329.98, equating at least 69 off the regular going rate. Free shipping is available for all. Apple Watch SE is also on sale for Black Friday with deals from 229.99. Many of these prices are reflected at checkout after the on-page coupon is accounted for. That‘s a 49 savings and a match of our pr

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Making the Grade: I‘ve deployed AirPlay 2 TVs to an entire school and lived to tell about it

Earlier this year, I looked at the idea of deploying AirPlay 2 using in the classroom without using Apple. I have now deployed 30 AirPlay 2 TVs to my entire school, and I‘ve lived to tell you the benefits, negatives, and pitfalls. more The post Making the Grade: I‘ve deployed AirPlay 2 TVs to an entire school and lived to tell about it appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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First generation HomePod can now be jailbroken with Checkra1n

Jailbreaking iPhones and iPads is common for some users, but unlocking the HomePod‘s operating system - which is based on tvOS - is something we have never seen until today. The latest Checkra1n update does just that and allows users to jailbreak the first generation HomePod for the first time. more The post First generation HomePod can now be jailbroken with Checkra1n appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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PSA: App Store Connect will now require an Apple ID with two-step verification enabled

If you‘re a developer, you might want to check now if your Apple ID has two-step verification enabled. Apple is warning developers that the App Store Connect will no longer accept accounts that haven‘t set up two-factor authentication. more The post PSA: App Store Connect will now require an Apple ID with two-step verification enabled appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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How to manage battery health and optimized charging on Intel and M1 Macs

Over the last year, Apple has introduced battery health management to its devices like iPhone, AirPods, Apple Watch, and the Mac got it this past April. Follow along for how to turn on/off optimized battery charging and battery health management on Intel and M1 Macs. more The post How to manage battery health and optimized charging on Intel and M1 Macs appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Apple is working with Microsoft to bring Xbox Series X controller support to Apple devices

According to Apple‘s support website, the company is currently working together with Microsoft to bring Xbox Series X and Series S controller support to iPhones and iPads. The support website states, Microsoft and Apple are working together to bring compatibility for the Xbox Series X controller to customers in a future update. more The post Apple is working with Microsoft to bring Xbox Series X controller support to Apple devices appeare

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Peek inside your new iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max with iFixit‘s X-ray wallpapers

Following up on its fun iPhone 12 and 12 Pro X-ray and internal wallpapers that it shared last month, iFixit has released versions of the same for the iPhone 12 mini and 12 Pro Max. more The post Peek inside your new iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max with iFixit‘s X-ray wallpapers appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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iPhone 12 Pro/Pro Max Unboxing & Review: A promise of the future [Video]

The iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max are solid refinements to last year‘s 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, but there have been some let downs. There‘s no high-refresh-rate display to be found, battery life has gotten worse, and Apple‘s making the phone more expensive for those of you who don‘t already own a USB-C power adapter and earphones. But is it still worth it? more The post iPhone 12 Pro/Pro Max Unboxing Review: A promise of t

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Craig Federighi says Windows can run natively on M1 Macs but is ‘really up to Microsoft‘

While the transition to Apple Silicon has been impressively smooth overall for the first M1 Macs, a big lingering question is what Windows support will look like as Boot Camp is not supported on the new generation of Macs. Now in a new in-depth interview, Apple‘s VP of software engineering Craig Federighi has said that the ARM version of Windows could run natively on Apple Silicon Macs, but it will be up to Microsoft. more The post Craig

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Best of Black Friday 2020 Top 10 deals coming next week

We‘re officially one week away from Black Friday. But as we‘ve told you before, this is shaping up to be unlike any Thanksgiving week we‘ve ever seen before. In fact, many Black Friday sales are already underway. But as we look towards the best offer next week, it‘s time for our annual tradition of naming the top 10 Black Friday deals coming down the pipeline over the next few days. Head below for our full list of this ye

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New iPhone 12 Leather Sleeve with MagSafe now available to order for 129

Apple‘s new iPhone 12 Leather Sleeve with MagSafe is now available to order. The accessory was first announced alongside the iPhone 12 lineup back in October, but it‘s now available to order via the Apple Online Store for 129. more The post New iPhone 12 Leather Sleeve with MagSafe now available to order for 129 appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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TweetDeck for Mac updated to run natively on Apple Silicon M1 chip

TweetDeck for Mac has been updated today with support to run natively on the first M1 Macs. This means TweetDeck now runs natively without translation on the new Mac mini, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air. more The post TweetDeck for Mac updated to run natively on Apple Silicon M1 chip appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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