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Uber Updates iOS App With New Features Aimed at Simplifying Pickups

Uber today announced new tools for its iOS app that aim to simplify and streamline stressful pickup situations for both riders and drivers. To start, there‘s a new "Spotlight" feature that will light up the rider‘s iPhone display with a bright, color-specific hue. The driver will be notified to which color has been chosen, so when the rider holds their iPhone in the air they‘ll know exactly who to pick up. Uber has been

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Deals: Up to 500 Off 2017 MacBook Pro at Best Buy and 100 iTunes Gift Cards for 85 at PayPal

Best Buy today kicked off its latest discount event, marking down prices on MacBook Pros, Apple TVs, Beats headphones, and more for two days only. For students who don‘t mind purchasing last year‘s MacBook Pro models, Best Buy‘s new sale is particularly noteworthy since you can get as much as 350 off certain configurations and an extra 150 off with Student Deals. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with these vendors. Whe

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Apple Watch Series 3 Featured in Three New ‘Close Your Rings‘ Ads

Apple has shared three new Close Your Rings ads on its YouTube channel in Australia, highlighting the Activity app on Apple Watch. The fast-paced, 15-second videos each feature a different person - Eric, Atilla, and Yocelin -as they go about their busy days, closing their Move, Exercise, and Stand rings on the Apple Watch Series 3 in the process. Eric bikes, walks his dog, purchases seafood, cooks, walks the stairs, and dances. Atilla run

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How to Use the New Photos App Features in iOS 12

In iOS 12, Apple has introduced some new features to the Photos app that aim to make it easier for you to search, share, and enjoy your photo collection. Here‘s how to make the most of them. The most prominent addition in the Photos app is a new For You tab, which replaces the old Memories and Shared tabs and brings together their features along with any iCloud Shared Albums you may have in a single scrolling panel. For You Tab: Sh

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Apple Restructures Sales Team in India Amid Sluggish Growth

Apple sold fewer than a million iPhones in India in the first half of 2018, according to Bloomberg. The company has suffered slowing sales in the world‘s largest smartphone market, which has reportedly seen three high-ranking sales executives leave Apple as the company restructures its operations there. Among the executives who‘ve departed are its national sales and distribution chief, the head of its commercial channels and mid-ma

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Apple Says Third-Generation Keyboards Exclusive to 2018 MacBook Pro

Last month, Apple initiated a Keyboard Service Program for MacBook and MacBook Pro, after determining that a "small percentage" of the keyboards in 2015-2017 MacBook and 2016-2017 MacBook Pro models may experience keys that feel "sticky," repeat, or do not respond in a consistent manner. Apple did not identify a cause for the issues, which they call "behaviors," but they‘re believed to be caused by dust and other particulates becoming

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Geekbench Shows 2018 MacBook Pro Has Biggest Yearly Performance Gain Since 2011

2018 MacBook Pro models feature the biggest yearly CPU performance gains since 2011, according to Geekbench founder John Poole. Geekbench 4 scores indicate the latest 15-inch models have a 12 to 15 percent increase in single-core performance, while multi-core performance is up 39 to 46 percent, compared to the equivalent 2017 models. A new 15-inch MacBook Pro with the best-available 2.9GHz six-core Intel Core i9 processor, with Turbo Boos

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2018 MacBook Pro Models Now Available for In-Store Pickup in the United States

Apple retail stores in the United States have received supplies of the new 2018 MacBook Pro models, which means stock configurations are available for in-store pickup and walk-in purchase as of today. Both 13 and 15-inch models are available in many Apple retail stores around the country, but not all stores appear to have full stock at this time. When the MacBook Pro was announced on Thursday, Apple said the new machines would be in retai

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Apple Outlines 2018 MacBook Pro Repair Options and Parts Availability

Apple has outlined repair options and parts availability for the new 2018 MacBook Pro in an internal document distributed to Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers on Friday and obtained by MacRumors. If a defective 2018 MacBook Pro is taken to an Apple Store, the Genius Bar will be able to mail it to an off-site Apple Repair Center, which will be able to repair minor components beginning in late July, and major components begin

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iFixit Teardown Suggests 2018 MacBook Pro Keys Feature a Silicone Barrier to Prevent Malfunctions Due to Dust

The keys of the new 2018 MacBook Pro, which uses a third-generation butterfly keyboard, appear to be cocooned in a "thin, silicone barrier" according to a teardown that‘s underway over at iFixit. According to iFixit, the quieter typing Apple has been advertising in the 2018 MacBook Pro models is a side-effect of the new membrane, which the site believes is actually an "ingress-proofing measure" to prevent the butterfly keys from seizing

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2018 MacBook Pro Features ‘Fastest SSD Ever‘ in a Laptop According to Benchmarks

The 2018 MacBook Pros just went on sale yesterday, but Apple was quick about shipping them out and some customers already have the new machines in hand. Laptop Mag was able to get one of the new 13-inch 2018 MacBook Pro models and performed some benchmarks to give us an idea of how it measures up to competing PCs. According to Laptop Mag, it the new 13-inch MacBook Pro is the "fastest system in its class." The site‘s tests were perf

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Useful iOS 12 Features You Might Not Know About

iOS 12 introduces several significant new features like Memoji, Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time for keeping track of the time you‘re spending on your iOS devices, Group FaceTime with up to 32 people, new parental controls, ARKit 2.0, and more. Along with all of the major additions, there are dozens of smaller, more hidden features. In our latest YouTube video, we‘ve pulled out several of the most useful, less well-known features that a

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Texture Drops Premium Pricing to 9.99 for Existing Subscribers

Texture, the digital magazine service that Apple acquired earlier this year, recently dropped its 14.99 Premium price point for existing subscribers. Texture Premium, which allows for access to both weekly and monthly magazines, is now priced at 9.99 for all customers, new and existing. The price change was shared in an email from Harry McCracken yesterday, and confirmed today by Texture. Texture is streamlining its pricing plans and opti

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2018 MacBook Pro‘s ‘Quieter‘ Keyboard Compared to Previous MacBook Pro Keyboard

Apple‘s new 2018 MacBook Pro models feature a third-generation butterfly keyboard, which Apple says has been improved for a "quieter typing experience." The difference in sound between the quieter 2018 MacBook Pro keyboard and the older butterfly keyboard in an earlier version of the MacBook Pro has been demoed in video by TechCrunch, with the difference in sound clearly audible. The sound coming from the 2018 MacBook Pro keyboard i

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Malala Fund Partners With Apple‘s Developer Academies in Brazil to Advance Education Opportunities for Girls

Apple today announced a new collaboration between its Apple Developer Academies in Brazil and the Malala Fund to further advance education opportunities for girls. Apple became the Malala Fund‘s first Laureate partner in January 2018. The Malala Fund, led by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, advocates for quality education and equal opportunity for girls around the world. Apple CEO Tim Cook with Malala Yousafzai and student

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MacRumors Giveaway: Win a HomeKit-Compatible Smart Home Bundle From Eve

For this week‘s giveaway, we‘ve teamed up with Eve Systems to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win the company‘s entire HomeKit product line, which includes an Eve Motion, an Eve Energy, an Eve Door Window sensor, an Eve Button, an Eve Light Switch, an Eve Degree, and an Eve Aqua. Eve Systems, formerly known as Elgato, was one of the first companies to create HomeKit products for Apple‘s smart home platform, and tod

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True Tone in 2018 MacBook Pro Extends to LG UltraFine and Apple Thunderbolt Displays

When using certain external monitors with the new 2018 MacBook Pro models, the built-in True Tone feature that matches the color of the MacBook Pro‘s screen to the ambient lighting in a room will also extend to the connected display. According to a support document published this morning by Apple, True Tone can adjust the Apple Thunderbolt Display using an Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter, the LG UltraFine 5K Display, and the

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Apple Registers Two More Unreleased iPad Models in Eurasia

Over the past few months, Apple has been preparing itself for product launches later in the year by registering several new iPads, iPhones, and Macs with the Eurasian Economic Commission. The filings are legally required for any products that include encryption features and are to be sold in Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia, making them good indicators of products coming down the line. Earlier in July, Apple registered five

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Adobe to Launch Full Version of Photoshop for iPad, Expected in 2019

Adobe will launch a "full version" of Photoshop for iPad in 2019, according to Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman and Nico Grant. The report claims Adobe will preview the app at its annual MAX creative conference in October. Adobe‘s chief of Creative Cloud software Scott Belsky confirmed that the company is working on a new cross-platform version of Photoshop and other apps, but declined to specify the timing of their launches."My aspiratio

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Adobe Said to Launch Full Version of Photoshop for iPad in 2019

Adobe will launch a "full version" of Photoshop for iPad in 2019, according to Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman and Nico Grant. Adobe‘s head of its Creative Cloud software suite Scott Belsky confirmed that the company is working on a new cross-platform version of Photoshop and other applications, but declined to specify the timing of their launches. ‘My aspiration is to get these on the market as soon as possible,‘ Belsky s

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Adobe Will Reportedly Launch Photoshop for iPad in 2019

Adobe will launch a "full version" of Photoshop for iPad in 2019, according to Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman and Nico Grant. An excerpt from the report:The software developer is planning to unveil the new app at its annual MAX creative conference in October, according to people with knowledge of the plan. The app is slated to hit the market in 2019, said the people, who asked not to be identified discussing private product plans. Engineering

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LG Display Signs Deal With Apple to Supply OLED and LCD Panels for 2018 iPhones

LG Display has signed a deal with Apple to supply both LCD and OLED panels for the company‘s 2018 range of iPhones, according to a new report by Korea-based Newspin (via DigiTimes). The contract will see LG Display ship around 20 million LCD smartphone panels to Apple in 2018, according to the report, which also puts the number of OLED panels to be supplied by LG in the 3 to 4 million ballpark range, as per previous rumors. In addit

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Apple‘s New ‘Just Text Them the Money‘ Ads Feature Apple Pay Cash

Apple today released a series of new 15-second ads highlighting Apple Pay Cash under the tagline "Just text them the money." One ad shows how roommates can use Apple Pay Cash in Messages to send rent money, while another includes a "lost shirt" scenario that demonstrates the ability to request a specific dollar amount. A third ad highlights two friends discussing and paying for tickets to a game even though it conflicts with another f

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First 2018 MacBook Pro Orders Set to Be Delivered Tomorrow

Customers who ordered one of the new 2018 MacBook Pro models that Apple released this morning are starting to see shipment notifications with the first deliveries of stock configurations slated for tomorrow. As noted by 9to5Mac, customers have had their cards charged, and orders started shifting to preparing for shipment earlier today before some new machines were sent out by Apple. Apple‘s delivery estimates when placing an order s

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