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Visual Studio Code now runs natively on M1 Macs

Enlarge / The 2020, M1-equipped Mac mini. (credit: Samuel Axon) Microsoft has released a new version of source-code editor Visual Studio Code that runs natively on Apple Silicon Macs like the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini models with Apple M1 chips. The change came in Visual Studio Code 1.54 (now 1.54.1 thanks to a bug fix update), which...

Apple clarifies iOS default music app feature, and it’s not what people thought

Enlarge / Siri in iOS 14. (credit: Samuel Axon) Over the past few weeks, there have been several reports (including one of our own) on a feature found in recent beta releases of iOS 14.5 that appeared to allow users to change the default music app on their iPhones. However, Apple just clarified to TechCrunch that the feature is not as it first seemed....

Arizona House advances bill targeting Apple, Google mobile app stores

Enlarge / The Arizona State Capitol museum, flanked by the House of Representatives building (R) and a cactus (L). (credit: mixmotive | Getty Images) The Arizona state House of Representatives this week passed a landmark bill that, if adopted, would require Google and Apple to allow Arizona-based app developers to choose their own alternate payment...

All US Apple stores are open for the first time in almost a year

Enlarge / NEW YORK, June 17, 2020 - Staff workers serve customers outside an Apple store on Fifth Avenue. (credit: Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images) For the first time in just a few days shy of a year, all Apple Store retail locations in the United States are open this week, reports 9to5Mac. Apple first closed all retail locations outside of China...

All the little things that add up to make iPadOS productivity a pain

The 12.9-inch 2020 iPad Pro with the Smart Keyboard and Magic Trackpad peripherals. [credit: Samuel Axon ] Rumor has it a new iPad Pro is around the corner, which means Apple is about to make another big pitch for the iPad as a productivity...

Apple beats Samsung in phone sales for first time since 2016

The iPhone 12 Pro Max (left) and iPhone 12 mini (right). [credit: Samuel Axon ] Apple beat out Samsung to become the world's leading seller of smartphones in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to a new data report by research firm Gartner....

Apple faces development hurdles with MagSafe battery pack accessory

This is the current MagSafe charger, which is sold separately from the iPhone 12. [credit: Samuel Axon ] Bloomberg has published yet another report sharing details of a planned Apple product launch. This time, the publication's sources say...

Apple is already working on developing 6G wireless technology

Enlarge / The iPhone 12 and 12 Pro, side by side. (credit: Samuel Axon) Apple has posted multiple job listings indicating that it is hiring engineers to work on 6G technology internally so it does not have to rely on partners like Qualcomm as the next generation of wireless technology hits several years down the line. The job listings, which were...

Apple M1-native malware has already begun to appear

Enlarge / GoSearch22 isn't, technically speaking, any sort of "virus." But it's certainly not anything you'd want on your shiny new M1 Mac. (credit: Pete Linforth) Last year, Apple released Macbooks and Mac Minis powered by a new ARM CPU—the Apple M1. A few months later, malware authors are already targeting the new hardware directly. Wired interviewed Mac...

Fortnite fight expands as Epic claims Apple broke EU competition law

Enlarge / Fortnite on an iPhone... back when that was a thing. (credit: Savusia Konstantin | Getty Images) Epic Games, maker of Fortnite, is loading up a new map in its ongoing fight against Apple as it files an antitrust complaint against the mobile phone maker in the European Union. Epic alleges in its complaint that Apple uses its sole control...

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