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Upcoming macOS 11.3 update may remove Rosetta 2 in some regions

Apple may be planning to remove support for Rosetta 2 on M1 Macs in certain regions with the release of macOS 11.3, according to code strings discovered in the third beta build of the software update.Credit: AppleCode strings discovered in the third beta version of macOS 11.3, which was seeded to developers Tuesday, suggest that Rosetta 2 "will be removed upon installing this update." Another string may advise that "Rosetta is no longer available

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How to block channels in Apple News - and try to keep them blocked

It‘s supposed to be simple enough to tell Apple News that you don‘t want to read a particular channel or publication, but in practice you have to keep telling it. Here‘s what to do.You can tell Apple News to stop bothering you with certain publications. And you can keep on telling it.Whether you‘re using the free Apple News app or the paid Apple News+ one, the service is meant to configure itself to suit you. If you live f

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Apple has stopped producing 512GB, 1TB SSD iMac 4K models, claim sources

Apple has reportedly stopped production of the 512 gigabyte and 1 terabyte flash media configurations of the 21.5-inch iMac, which may signify an update is coming sooner rather than later.Credit: AppleLong-time AppleInsider sources familiar with Apple‘s supply chain have told us that Apple has stopped producing the 512GB and 1TB SSD configurations of the iMac 4K. Additionally, both models are newly listed as "currently unavailable" on Apple

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Apple releases third developer betas of iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 [u]

Apple on Tuesday seeded the third beta builds of its upcoming iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 software updates to registered developers, hours after it released the third beta of macOS 11.3.The latest builds can be downloaded by developers in the beta-testing scheme via the Apple Developer Center, or as an over-the-air update for hardware already using earlier beta builds. A public beta version of the releases is expected to start arriving soon, and wil

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Apple releases third developer betas of iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5

Apple on Tuesday seeded the third beta builds of its upcoming iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 software updates to registered developers, hours after it released the third beta of macOS 11.3.The latest builds can be downloaded by developers in the beta-testing scheme via the Apple Developer Center, or as an over-the-air update for hardware already using earlier beta builds. A public beta version of the releases is expected to start arriving soon, and wil

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How to block channels in Apple News - and try keeping them blocked

It‘s supposed to be simple enough to tell Apple News that you don‘t want to read a particular channel or publication, but in practice you have to keep telling it. Here‘s what to do.You can tell Apple News to stop bothering you with certain publications. And you can keep on telling it.Whether you‘re using the free Apple News app or the paid Apple News+ one, the service is meant to configure itself to suit you. If you live f

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Review: Belkin MagSafe BoostCharge Pro is a great, but pricey, 2-in-1 charger

The new Belkin MagSafe 2-in-1 BoostCharge Pro is designed for iPhone 12 and AirPods. While it is an exceptional charger, the price still may give users pause.Belkin BoostCharge 2-in-1 MagSafe chargerBelkin first showed off its 2-in-1 MagSafe charging stand at the all-virtual CES 2021, it is now readying to open up preorders. We got an early look at the capable charger to see if it lived up to the high standard set by the original 3-in-1 we loved.

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Intel to pay 2.18B to VLSI for patent infringement

Intel has been ordered to pay 2.18 billion to VLSI Technology, after a federal jury found the major chip producer had infringed on a pair of patents.The jury in the Western District of Texas delivered the verdict on Tuesday, declaring Intel had infringed on both of the patents under scrutiny. The decision requires Intel to pay 1.5 billion for one of the patents, and 675 million for the other.The lawsuit was brought by VLSI Technology, which recei

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Microsoft embraces Mixed Reality future with Microsoft Mesh

Microsoft Mesh, making its debut at the annual Ignite conference, is an Azure-powered AR and VR platform that will one day allow users to collaborate on projects in real-time using "holoportation" and will give developers tools to create other experiences.Microsoft announces new AR/VR developer tools at Ignite eventMicrosoft announced several new initiatives across its platforms during the first day of Microsoft Ignite, and Microsoft Mesh was the

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Australian man sues Apple, seeks compensation after iPhone explodes in pocket

An Australian man who landed himself in the hospital after his iPhone X exploded in his pocket now seeks compensation from Apple.Image credit: 7NewsIn 2019, Melbourne-based scientist Robert De Rose suffered second-degree burns when his year-old iPhone X exploded in his pocket while at work. Read more...

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Review: Belkin MagSafe BoostCharge Pro is a great, bur pricey, 2-in-1 charger

The new Belkin MagSafe 2-in-1 BoostCharge Pro is designed for iPhone 12 and AirPods. While it is an exceptional charger, the price still may give users pause.Belkin BoostCharge 2-in-1 MagSafe chargerBelkin first showed off its 2-in-1 MagSafe charging stand at the all-virtual CES 2021, it is now readying to open up preorders. We got an early look at the capable charger to see if it lived up to the high standard set by the original 3-in-1 we loved.

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Apple issues third macOS Big Sur 11.3 developer beta

Apple has provided developers testing its betas with the third build of macOS Big Sur 11.3 to try out.The newest builds and configuration profiles can be acquired from the Apple Developer Center, or as an over-the-air update on hardware already running beta software. Like Apple‘s other operating system betas, a public beta variant will usually arrive a short time after the developer version.Previously Apple provided the second developer bet

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MLB returns game video to dugout iPads, kills MLB.tv on third-gen Apple TV

MLB is reintroducing iPad video to the dugout to allow players to gain useful intelligence while the game is underway, and at the same time it has disabled support for the MLB.TV app on the third-generation Apple TV.Major League Baseball will be allowing teams to watch video of the game in progress once again, following a period of absence. As part of its changes for the 2021 season, MLB is once again allowing video to be piped through to teams o

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Spotify may overtake Apple Podcasts by end of 2021, report claims

A market forecast claims that Spotify will overtake Apple in podcast listenership by the end of 2021, but it appears to have missed where recent growth stems from or why it may or may not continue.Spotify to overtake Apple Podcasts by end of 2021Spotify has invested heavily in premium and exclusive podcasts in order to quickly capture the market. Between the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the acquisition of Joe Rogan‘s podcast, Spotify ha

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Nicole Kidman and Alison Brie to star in ‘Roar‘ on Apple TV+

Apple TV+ has announced a new "darkly comic" anthology series based on Cecelia Ahern‘s book "Roar," and starring Nicole Kidman, Alison Brie, and Cynthia Erivo.Apple TV+Novelist Cecelia Ahern‘s "Roar" collection of short stories is to become what Apple TV+ describes as an "anthology series of darkly comic feminist fables." It‘s the first production to come from Apple‘s overall production deal with Liz Flahive and Carly Mens

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MagSafe connector could return and replace Lightning on iPhone

Apple‘s MagSafe connector that it popularized on the MacBook Pro could make a return in the future, with Apple researching the use of a revised version as a replacement to Lightning as it potentially moves to a "portless" iPhone design.A MagSafe connector attached to a MacBook ProThe introduction of MagSafe as a way to attach accessories to an iPhone and to improve wireless charging has led some to reminisce about its predecessor. The origi

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Australian man seeks compensation after iPhone explodes in pocket

An Australian man who landed himself in the hospital after his iPhone X exploded in his pocket now seeks compensation from Apple.Image credit: 7NewsIn 2019, Melbourne-based scientist Robert De Rose suffered second-degree burns when his year-old iPhone X exploded in his pocket while at work. Read more...

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Apple Hearing Study reveals users aren‘t taking care of their hearing very well

One in 10 people are using headphones like AirPods more than the WHO recommended limit, results from the Apple Hearing Study reveals, with a quarter of people exposing themselves to potentially hearing-damaging volumes daily.Apple launched the Apple Hearing Study in November 2019, with the aim of determining the effects of long-term sound exposure on people. In a report released on Tuesday, ahead of March 3‘s World hearing Day, Apple has of

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New Apple Card customers get 6% Daily Cash in March

Apple is encouraging more people to sign up for Apple Card throughout March with increased benefits, by offering new customers up to 6% Daily Cash instead of the usual maximum of 3%.Apple Card promotes Daily Cash as one of its incentives to use Apple Card. The feature provides customers with cash back on their purchases, a bonus that is being temporarily increased for new card owners.An update to the Apple Card application page lists a "Limited T

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Samsung adds AirPlay 2 to rotating Sero in display range refresh

Samsung‘s Unbox & Discover virtual event for display hardware revealed support for AirPlay 2 will be added to the rotatable Sero television, among other changes to Samsung‘s 2021 television and display lineup.Following one month after the virtual CES and its Unpacked smartphone event, the virtual Unbox & Discover event features the launch of Apple‘s AV-related products. While it largely consisted of items that were launched duri

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Deals: Apple‘s iPad 8th Gen returns to 299, plus 549 iPad Air 4 & up to 100 off iPad Pros

Always a popular favorite at Amazon, the company‘s 299 iPad deal is back. But you‘ll want to secure your place in line early as units are already on backorder.299 iPad at AmazonThe sale price is available on the 32GB Wi-Fi model in Space Gray (MYL92LL/A), with units available to ship on March 28 at press time. Read more...

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Avoidable chain of events with Apple Card led to disabled Apple ID

A missed Apple Card payment and an avoidable chain of events associated with device payments, missed emails, and unreturned trade-ins led to one Twitter user‘s Apple ID being disabled. Here‘s what you can do to stop this from happening to you.If you don‘t pay for your new Apple product, Apple will make it functionally uselessA man named Dustin Curtis reportedly had his Apple account "taken hostage" after he failed to pay an Appl

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Samsung adds AirPlay2 to rotating Sero in display range refresh

Samsung‘s Unbox & Discover virtual event for display hardware revealed support for AirPlay 2 will be added to the rotatable Sero television, among other changes to Samsung‘s 2021 television and display lineup.Following one month after the virtual CES and its Unpacked smartphone event, the virtual Unbox & Discover event features the launch of Apple‘s AV-related products. While it largely consisted of items that were launched duri

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Review: DJI FPV drone is an incredible new experience for drone enthusiasts

The DJI FPV drone is the company‘s first all-in-one, ready-to-fly, first-person POV, and we‘ve been testing it out for the last week or so.The new DJI FPV droneThis drone is unlike most consumer drones to date. Rather than flying the drone via line-of-sight or using your iPhone as a display to see where the drone is going, you operate the drone while wearing a set of goggles. Read more...

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