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YubiKey Gains iOS SDK to Enable Secure 2FA Logins in Select Apps Using NFC

Yubico is a company that sells the "YubiKey," a small piece of hardware that protects access to computers and online accounts by providing strong two-factor authentication in lieu of receiving a text message code on a smartphone or other 2FA steps. With the NFC-equipped YubiKey NEO, Android users have been able to authenticate their log-ins with a tap, and this week Yubico announced that ability has launched for iPhone users as well (via The Next

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Spark 2.0 Launches for Mac and iOS With Support for Team Email

Readdle, the company behind the popular Spark email client for Mac and iOS, today announced the launch of Spark 2.0, a free update to the existing line of Spark apps. Spark 2.0 continues to offer the same feature set for individual users, but it introduces a new collaborative email experience for teams. Teams can use Spark 2.0 to discuss email using private in-line conversations, share emails through email threads rather than forwarding,

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1Password 7 for Mac Launching Today With Redesigned Sidebar, Easier Access to Vaults, and Much More

Following two months of beta testing, AgileBits has announced that 1Password 7 for Mac will be released for all users at some point on Tuesday. The latest version of the popular password manager is a major update with dozens of new features and improvements, including a new dark-themed, collapsible sidebar that makes it easier to use and manage password vaults. Users can now access their vaults by clicking on "All Vaults" in the sidebar,

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‘Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia‘ Coming to Mac on Thursday, May 24

Feral has announced that Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia will be released this week for macOS. The epic historical strategy game made its way onto Windows last month to generally favorable reviews, and from Thursday, May 24, Mac owners too can test their strategic nous on the battlefield, provided they can match the system requirements. Originally developed by Creative Assembly, Thrones of Britannia is the first in the new Total War Saga

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Google Photos Gains ‘Favorite‘ Feature and Shared Album ‘Hearts‘

Google Photos is set to plug a couple of holes in its basic feature set over the next few days, bringing it in line with similar functions available in Apple Photos. Up until now, the cloud-based photo service has lacked the ability to favorite photos, but that‘s about to change. Google says it‘s rolling out an option for users to tap a star in the upper right of any photo in their library, and the photos will be automatically a

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Razer Launches New Core X External Graphics Enclosure, Adds Mac Support to Razer Core Lineup

Razer today announced the launch of its latest external graphics enclosure, the Core X, and alongside the debut of the new accessory, the company is also adding Mac support to its enclosure lineup. Both the new Core X and the existing Core V2 and Core V1 external graphics enclosures are now compatible with all Macs that offer support for Thunderbolt 3, including the MacBook Pro, iMac, and iMac Pro. The Razer Core X, which also works with

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1Password 7 for Mac Launches Today With Redesigned Sidebar, Easier Access to Vaults, and Much More

Following two months of beta testing, AgileBits has announced that 1Password 7 for Mac is being released for all users today. The latest version of the popular password manager is a major update with dozens of new features and improvements, including a new dark-themed, collapsible sidebar that makes it easier to use and manage password vaults. Users can now access their vaults by clicking on "All Vaults" in the sidebar, with full drag-and

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Instagram Working on ‘You‘re All Caught Up‘ Feature to Let You Know When All New Posts Have Been Viewed

Instagram has not used a chronological feed for years now, making it difficult to determine when you‘ve seen all of the new content on the social network. Instagram may be planning to fix this issue with a new "You‘re All Caught Up" feature that‘s designed to notify users when all unseen posts from the last 48 hours have been viewed. The feature was first noticed by TechCrunch, and an Instagram spokesperson confirmed tha

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Intel Discloses New ‘Variant 4‘ Spectre-Like Vulnerability

Intel, Google, and Microsoft today disclosed a new variant of the Spectre design flaw and security vulnerability that impacts millions of computers and mobile devices from a range of manufacturers. Called Variant 4, or the Speculative Store Bypass, the vulnerability is similar to Spectre, taking advantage of the speculative execution mechanism of a CPU to allow hackers to gain access to sensitive information. Variant 4 was demonstrated by rese

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Apple‘s Clips App for iOS Gains New Soccer Graphics, Poster and Label

Apple today updated its Clips video app for iOS devices to introduce new soccer assets ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, set to kick off in Russia on June 14. Apple has added new soccer graphics that can be added to video clips, and there‘s a new soccer label and a soccer-related background poster that includes customizable text elements. Today‘s Clips update comes several months after the launch of Clips 2.0, a new version of

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Sonos Launches New Lineup of Discounted Speaker Bundles

Sonos today introduced several new speaker bundles, which are designed to allow customers to purchase more than one Sonos speaker at a discounted price. The new bundles range in price from 379 to 1,899 depending on the products included, with discounts up to 157 on the highest priced bundles. A two room set that includes two Sonos One speakers is priced at 379, for example, down from the regular price of 398 that the speakers would cost w

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MacRumors Exclusive Sale: Power Your Apple Devices With RavPower‘s Portable Batteries, Qi Mats, Cables, and More

Our next exclusive partner sale is debuting this week, and it allows our readers the chance to save on nine Apple accessories from well-known company RavPower. The products on sale focus on power delivery for your Apple devices, with Qi mats, Lightning cables, portable battery packs, and more available at a discount. All of RavPower‘s products included in the sale are on Amazon, so if you‘re interested in any of the accessories sim

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Apple Shares New Animoji Karaoke Ad Featuring Korean Band HYUKOH

Apple yesterday shared a new Animoji karaoke ad on its Korean YouTube channel to highlight the newly released "Citizen Kane" single from Korean indie group HYUKOH. As with previous Animoji karaoke songs Apple has shared, the new spot features Apple‘s Animoji characters lip syncing to the new song. HYUKOH‘s "Citizen Kane" single comes ahead of the planned release of the group‘s newest album on May 31. Apple first adopt

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Apple Loses Out as Netflix Inks Content Deal With Former President Obama

Former United States President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama have signed a multiyear production deal with Netflix that will see the two producing television shows and films for the service, reports The New York Times. Though Netflix had been in negotiations with the Obamas for several months, Apple was rumored to be interested in working with the duo had the Netflix deal fallen through. Apple has been developing a slew of o

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Evernote Adds Ability to Transcribe Voice-to-Text Notes via AirPods, BeatsX, and More

Note-taking app Evernote was updated over the weekend with a new feature that allows you to connect your Bluetooth headphones to the app and use them to record audio and transcribe voice-to-text notes. The company says that as long as the headphones have a microphone they will work, so if you own AirPods or BeatsX you‘ll be able to use the wireless earphones to quickly jot down notes and reminders using your voice and Evernote. To use th

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Speculative Report Claims ‘Low-Priced‘ HomePod Will Fall Under Beats Brand

A questionable new report from Apple‘s supply chain claims that the company‘s rumored "low-priced" version of the HomePod will be placed under the Beats by Dre brand instead of the expected Apple branding. The report comes from Chinese news site Sina, which also says the 199 speaker will have MediaTek as the supplier, a change from Apple‘s decision to give Inventec sole supplier duties on the first HomePod (via LoveiOS). Repo

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Apple Drops to #4 Spot in Annual Fortune 500 Rankings

After retaining the #3 spot on the Fortune 500 list for the past two years, in 2018 Apple has dropped one place and now sits at #4 on the list of the top U.S. corporations based on gross revenue. Apple‘s displacement on the list came due to Exxon Mobil rising from #4 in 2017 to #2 in 2018. The full top five spots were Walmart at #1, Exxon Mobil at #2, Berkshire Hathaway at #3, Apple at #4, and UnitedHealth Group at #5. Other technology c

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‘Procreate Pocket‘ Gets Major 2.0 Update With New Interface, Hundreds of Handcrafted Brushes, and More

Illustration app Procreate today updated its Procreate Pocket iPhone app to version 2.0, which developer Savage describes as "reengineered from the ground up" and "an entirely new app." Procreate Pocket 2 is powered by Silica-M, the same graphics engine that powers Procreate for iPad, as well as Apple‘s own Metal technology. Savage says that with the upgraded technology boost in version 2.0, Procreate Pocket can now create canvases wit

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How to View All Events as a List in Your Mac‘s Calendar App

Some third-party calendar apps (Fantastical, for example) allow you to view all your upcoming events as a vertical list. Many users find this sort of viewing mode beats staring at the regular calendar interface, since it provides a quick at-a-glance summary of their entire schedule over the coming days and months. Fantastical 2 for Mac On the face of it, Apple‘s Calendar for macOS lacks an equivalent feature. However, there is one way

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Thousands of Apple ID Passwords Leaked By Teen Phone Monitoring App Server

ZDNet reports that a server used by an app for parents to monitor their teenagers‘ phone activity has leaked tens of thousands of login credentials, including the Apple IDs of children. The leaked data belonged to customers of TeenSafe, a "secure" monitoring app for iOS and Android that allows parents to view their child‘s text messages and location, call history, web browsing history, and installed apps. The customer databas

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Google News vs. Apple News on iOS

Google recently introduced a new Google News app with an entirely updated interface and a range of new features that put it on par with Apple‘s own News app, including a "For You" recommendation section and "Full Coverage" headlines that present a story from multiple angles. We went hands-on with Google News to check out the new features and to see how it compares to Apple News, the built-in news app that‘s available on the iPhone

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Apple Reintroduces Financing Options in the United Kingdom

Apple has resumed offering financing options in the United Kingdom after eliminating the option earlier this year. Apple has a new financing page on its UK website, outlining its Barclays financing plan. While the financing page specifically focuses on the Barclays financing options, when checking out, customers can choose installment payments through Barclays or PayPal Credit. To use the Barclays financing option, customers in the UK m

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MacRumors Giveaway: Win an Apple Watch Band From Southern Straps

For this week‘s giveaway, we‘ve teamed up with Southern Straps to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a high-quality leather or nylon watch band for the Apple Watch. Southern Straps has a wide selection of nylon Apple Watch bands, which are similar in style and design to the Woven Nylon bands that Apple sells, but in unique color combinations. Bands are available in one, two, or three colors, and each comes equipped with lugs t

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App Store Developers Form a ‘Union‘ Ahead of WWDC Calling for Free App Trials, Better Rates

A group of App Store developers calling themselves "The Developers Union" today published an open letter to Apple asking the company to commit to allowing free trials for apps and a "more reasonable revenue cut." The group says that it is first aiming to get Apple to implement free trials for all apps in the iOS and Mac App Stores by this July, with plans after that to advocate for other changes.We believe that people who create great software

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