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Apple’s MagSafe Duo charger finally shows up in online stores

The MagSafe Duo charger. [credit: Apple ] Today, Apple finally began selling and shipping the MagSafe Duo charger, an accessory that was announced alongside the new iPhone 12 lineup on October 13. The MagSafe Duo is a charging pad that...

iPhone zero-click Wi-Fi exploit is one of the most breathtaking hacks ever

Enlarge / That's a lot of screen. (credit: Samuel Axon) Earlier this year, Apple patched one of the most breathtaking iPhone vulnerabilities ever: a memory corruption bug in the iOS kernel that gave attackers remote access to the entire device—over Wi-Fi, with no user interaction required at all. Oh, and exploits were wormable—meaning radio-proximity...

European regulator hits Apple with a fine over iPhone water-resistance claims

Enlarge / The iPhone 11 Pro Max. (credit: Samuel Axon) Italy has again hit Apple with a fine for what the country's regulators deem to be misleading marketing claims, though the fine is only €10 million ($12 million)—a pittance from a company like Apple. This time around, Italy's Autorita Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (AGCM) claims that...

Growl, once a staple of the Mac desktop experience, has been retired

A Growl notification. (credit: Aurich Lawson) Growl, once a key part of the Mac desktop experience, is being retired after 17 years. Christopher Forsythe, who acted as the lead developer for the project for years, announced the retirement in a blog post on Friday. Launched in 2004, Growl provided notifications for applications on Macs (it was also...

Linus Torvalds doubts Linux will get ported to Apple M1 hardware

Enlarge / It would be great to see Linux running and fully operational on Apple M1 hardware like this Mac Mini—but it seems unlikely to happen. (credit: Produnis / Jim Salter) In a recent post on the Real World Technologies forum—one of the few public Internet venues Linux founder Linus Torvalds is known to regularly visit—a user named Paul asked...

The best Apple deals of Black Friday 2020

Enlarge / It's been a busy year for Apple, which means a busy year for deals. It’s Black Friday, which means it’s time for larger-than-usual discounts on Apple products. We have a more general roundup of the best Black Friday tech deals on the site, but because we know many people are specifically looking to grab new Apple gear this holiday season,...

Apple security chief maintains innocence after bribery charges

Enlarge / Apple's global headquarters in Cupertino, California. (credit: Sam Hall/Bloomberg via Getty Images) A grand jury in California's Santa Clara County has indicted Thomas Moyer, Apple's head of global security, for bribery. Moyer is accused of offering 200 iPads to the Santa County Sheriff's office in exchange for concealed carry permits for...

Apple moving forward with plan to limit “creepy” user tracking

Enlarge / A man glowers at an iPhone, just as ad firms are worried iOS users will when they discover how they are being tracked and that they can opt out of it. (credit: Jaap Arriens | NurPhoto | Getty Images) Apple's plan to add a new privacy feature to iOS to limit "invasive, even creepy" tracking by third-party firms is nothing but an abuse of...

Apple pushes out iOS 14.2.1, and it’s mostly bug fixes

Enlarge / The iPhone 12 mini. iOS 14.2.1 fixes an issue that affected the lock screen on this phone. (credit: Samuel Axon) Yesterday, Apple released iOS 14.2.1 to fix bugs users have encountered since iOS 14.2 launched on November 5. Unlike many other iOS releases, this release was not accompanied by updates to all of the company's other operating...

“We are giddy”—interviewing Apple about its Mac silicon revolution

The graphic representing the Apple M1 chip, as presented by Apple at an event earlier this month. Some time ago, in an Apple campus building, a group of engineers got together. Isolated from others in the company, they took the guts of old MacBook Air laptops and connected them to their own prototype boards with the goal of building the very first...

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