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What‘s New in iOS 12 Beta 2: Screen Time Updates, Battery Usage Tweaks and More

Apple this morning released the second beta of iOS 12 to developers, and as expected, there are tweaks and changes to many of the new features introduced in iOS 12. Changes to Screen Time include new options to sort by device and view additional details on a per app basis, while tweaks made to Battery Usage make it easier to see which apps are eating up battery. There are several other smaller changes in iOS 12 beta 2, which we‘ve listed

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watchOS 5 Beta 2 Includes Functional Walkie-Talkie App

In the first watchOS 5 beta, the Walkie-Talkie app, which is one of the key new features in the update, was unavailable and said only "Coming Soon," but in the second watchOS 5 beta, the Walkie-Talkie feature is available. When you launch the Walkie-Talkie app after installing the second beta update, you‘ll be able to scroll through your contacts and choose a person to connect to. The person on the receiving end of your Walkie-Talkie mes

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MacRumors Exclusives: Save 20% on Elevation Lab‘s ‘DraftTable‘ and 40% on RAVPower‘s 7.5W Charger

There are a few exclusive deals we have to share today, beginning with a partnership with accessory company Elevation Lab. Over on Amazon, our readers can purchase Elevation Lab‘s DraftTable or DraftTable Kit for 20 percent off, marking the accessories down to 39.96 and 55.96 respectively. Just head to Amazon and enter the code MACLAB20 during the checkout process before the code expires on Friday, June 22 at 11:59 p.m. PT. DraftTables w

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Apple Releases Second Beta of New watchOS 5 Operating System to Developers

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming watchOS 5 update, two weeks after releasing the first beta following the 2018 Worldwide Developers Conference Keynote and one week after releasing an updated watchOS 5 beta 1 with a bug fix. watchOS 5 is the newest version of the software that runs on the Apple Watch. To install the beta, you‘ll need the proper configuration profile, which can be obtained through the Apple Developer Cente

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Apple Seeds Second Beta of macOS 10.14 Mojave to Developers

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming macOS Mojave update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after releasing the first beta following the new software‘s debut at the Worldwide Developers Conference. macOS Mojave introduces a new method of installing software updates, so after you‘ve installed the first beta from the Apple Developer Center, additional betas can be downloaded clicking on the Apple in the menu b

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Second Beta of tvOS 12 Now Available for Registered Developers

Apple today seeded the second beta of a new tvOS 12 operating system to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after releasing the first beta following the 2018 Worldwide Developers Conference keynote. Designed for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV, the new tvOS 12 developer beta can be downloaded onto the Apple TV via a profile that‘s installed using Xcode. Subsequent betas can be downloaded via the software update mechanism

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Apple Seeds Second Beta of iOS 12 to Developers

Apple this morning seeded the second beta of the upcoming iOS 12 update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after seeding the first beta following the Worldwide Developers Conference. Registered developers can download the first iOS 12 beta from Apple‘s Developer Center or over-the-air after installing the proper certificate. The iOS 12 update brings major changes to the iOS operating system, with Apple working from top to

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‘Keepsafe Browser‘ Launches on iOS With Tracker Blockers, Secret Tabs, Touch ID/Face ID Log-Ins, and More

Keepsafe is a company behind privacy-focused iOS apps like Photo Vault, Blur for iMessages, Unlisted, and Secure VPN Proxy. Today the company expanded its suite of secure apps with the launch of "Keepsafe Browser," an app that enables users to browse the web privately [Direct Link]. The company says Keepsafe Browser ensures that all internet browsing history is kept private, and the app prevents third-party trackers from being able to target

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Tim Cook Visits Ireland as Apple Promotes Its Support of Over 1.7 Million Jobs in Europe

Apple CEO Tim Cook has arrived in Ireland, the latest destination on his European tour, which has included stops in Italy and the Netherlands. Apple CEO Tim Cook and Ireland‘s Taoiseach Leo Varadkar Leo Varadkar, the Taoiseach or Prime Minister of Ireland, tweeted that he had a "good meeting" with Cook in the capital of Dublin on Monday. It‘s unclear what was discussed, but it appears to have been a routine meeting. Good meetin

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Yahoo Mail Debuts New Mobile Web Service for iOS and Android Smartphones

Yahoo today announced the launch of a new Yahoo Mail website optimized for mobile devices, allowing users to access their inboxes without having to download an app on their iPhone or Android smartphone (via TechCrunch). On the website for the new mobile web experience, Yahoo says that its users will have access to swipe gestures to easily mark messages as read or delete them completely, organizable folders, auto-suggest email addresses, and cu

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Smart Speaker Owners Aren‘t Yet Widely Using Them to Control Connected Home Devices

IHS Markit conducted a new survey in March and April 2018, asking 937 smart speaker owners various questions about the usage of their devices, spreading across the United States, United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, and Brazil. According to the findings that have been shared today, just six percent of smart speaker owners used their speakers to command smart home devices like lights, switches, and thermostats. The speakers and assistants included i

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Tim Cook Visits Ireland as Apple Promotes Its Job Creation in Europe

Apple CEO Tim Cook has arrived in Ireland, the latest destination on his European tour, which has included stops in Italy and the Netherlands. Apple CEO Tim Cook and Ireland‘s Taoiseach Leo Varadkar Leo Varadkar, the Taoiseach or Prime Minister of Ireland, tweeted that he had a "good meeting" with Cook in the capital of Dublin on Monday. It‘s unclear what was discussed, but it appears to have been a routine meeting. Good meetin

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TP-Link Announces New ‘Deco M9 Plus‘ Mesh Wi-Fi System That Doubles as Smart Home Hub

The latest entry in the mesh router market comes today from TP-Link, which has announced availability of the Deco M9 Plus Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi 2-Pack System. The router is TP-Link‘s newest mesh offering and promises to eliminate Wi-Fi dead spots with dependable connections to "more than 100 devices" throughout a home, and it also doubles as a smart home hub for IoT products. TP-Link says the Deco M9 Plus provides a "stronger and more dyna

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Ten One Design‘s ‘Stella‘ MacBook Power Cord Uses Light to Guide You to an Outlet

Ten One Design this morning debuted the Stella, a premium laptop cord that offers several compelling features over a standard extension cable for the MacBook, MacBook Pro, and other machines. Made from a flexible fabric-covered material, the Stella has a built-in LED located near the plug prongs that activates when it‘s near a power outlet, so you can easily plug in your Mac even when it‘s dark. Stella is able to detect faint

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Adobe Unveils Project Rush, an All-in-One Cross-Device Video Editing App

Just ahead of VidCon, a conference designed for video makers, Adobe this morning unveiled Project Rush, an all-in-one cross-device video editing app that it plans to launch later this year. Project Rush, unlike Adobe‘s existing Premiere Pro video editing software, is designed to be easy to learn and easy to use, similar to Apple‘s iMovie video editing software. It will use technology from Premiere Pro and After Effects, but wi

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How to Change a File Type‘s Default App in macOS

Each document that you have on your Mac is associated with a default application which macOS uses to open the file whenever you double-click on its icon in Finder. Sometimes you may have a legitimate reason for changing which app your Mac automatically launches when you open a common file type when you want to open AVI video files in VLC instead of QuickTime, for instance. The following steps show you how to do just that. In a Finder wind

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Adobe Scan App‘s Latest AI Feature Converts Business Cards into Phone Contacts

Adobe Scan, Adobe‘s document scanning app, was updated today with a new feature that lets users capture business cards and convert them into phone contacts. AI enhancements courtesy of Adobe‘s Sensei machine learning platform enable the app to recognize a business card when placed in view of the phone‘s built-in camera. Once the card is recognized, the app presents a "Save Contact" button to the user. Tapping the new op

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Apple Pay Launches in Poland

Apple Pay today launched in Poland, according to reports from several MacRumors readers who are living in the country and Polish Apple site ThinkApple. iPhone, iPad, and Mac users in Poland are now able to add eligible cards to the Wallet app for use with Apple Pay. Image via MacRumors reader Kornel According to Apple, the following banks support Apple Pay in Poland: BGZ BNP Paribas Bank Zachodni WBK Alior Bank Raiffeisen Polban

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Apple Fined 9 Million for Misleading Some Australian Customers Over ‘Error 53‘ Device Repairs

The Australian government today fined Apple 9 million for misleading some customers into believing they could not have their iOS devices fixed by Apple if they had been previously repaired by a third-party repair shop, reports The Sydney Morning Herald. Today‘s ruling comes after the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) launched an investigation into Apple after the ACCC received complaints over "error 53," issues.

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macOS ‘Quick Look‘ Bug Can Leak Encrypted Data Through Thumbnail Caches

A long-standing bug in macOS‘s Quick Look feature has the potential to expose sensitive user files like photo thumbnails and the text of documents, even on encrypted drives, according to security researchers. Details on the Quick Look flaw were shared earlier this month by security researcher Wojciech Regula and over the weekend on security researcher Patrick Wardle‘s blog (via The Hacker News). Image via Wojciech Regula Quick

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