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Apple says its retail stores will keep their mask mandates for now

Apple says its retail stores will keep their mask mandates for now

A number of big retailers, including Trader Joe's, Walmart, and Costco, have already announced that they will no longer require vaccinated customers to wear masks in their stores. The decision came, in some cases, within hours of the CDC's latest mask guidance, but not all companies are ready to lift their mask requirements. Apple is officially counted among the latter group.

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Apple Music HiFi lossless audio details found in latest Android app beta

Apple Music HiFi lossless audio details found in latest Android app beta

It seems that Apple is gearing up to launch a lossless audio plan for its Apple Music streaming service, and a new app teardown reveals some new details about this unannounced lossless option. The hints were found in a teardown of the Apple Music 3.6.0 Beta app, including warnings about how much data it will take to stream lossless music when not connected to WiFi.

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Beats design at Apple now lead by Android hardware legend

Beats design at Apple now lead by Android hardware legend

Apple appears to have pinpointed one of the most influential Android hardware designers of the last decade in Scott Croyle. This guy was the head of HTC's design team when they created the HTC One M7 - he was also a founder of the company Nextbit, creators of the Nextbit Robin. A report this week details the timing and details surrounding the designer's joining Apple.

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The FDA is testing odd magnet health claims – but not because of vaccines

The FDA is testing odd magnet health claims – but not because of vaccines

Your arm won't be magnetic after the COVID-19 vaccine, but the US FDA is undertaking a review of how implanted medical devices like pacemakers can be temporarily affected by the latest smartphones and wearables. The new FDA warning comes amid reports that some medical devices have been placed into their so-called "magnet mode" after recent consumer tech like phones were used near them.

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MacBook Pro 2021 leaks a return to greatness

MacBook Pro 2021 leaks a return to greatness

This week a set of leaks suggest that the 2021 version of the MacBook Pro will bring back some long-lost must-have features. Where the MacBook Pro used to come with a variety of ports: USB, HDMI, headphone jack, and SD-card included. With the latest data leak on the next MacBook Pro release from Apple, it would seem that we could get at least SOME of that variety back later this year.

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Why is this weird iPhone 13 M1 concept so compelling?

Why is this weird iPhone 13 M1 concept so compelling?

There's an iPhone 13 M1 concept phone making the rounds this week with a design that's quite odd. The design sits on the edge of a nightmare, pushing the top of the phone up on one half, while the other stays down, making room for a set of front-facing cameras and/or sensors. If this concept were done with less finesse, it would be pretty easy to dismiss. But for some reason, it looks amazing.

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Apple Find My network exploit gets iPhones to send arbitrary data

Apple Find My network exploit gets iPhones to send arbitrary data

New Bluetooth-enabled item trackers would have flown under the radar in most announcements but since Apple made them, the new AirTags have landed at the center of attention in more ways than one. Apple's newest nondescript accessory has irked rivals like Tile who are complaining about the company's anticompetitive behavior once again but has also raised concerns among privacy advocates and security researchers alike. A new study, for example, shows just how easy it is to abuse the convenience Apple's Find My network offers to do unauthorized by thankfully still harmless things.

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Apple gaming handheld rumor is raising false hopes

Apple gaming handheld rumor is raising false hopes

When Apple was rumored to launch a games subscription, not streaming, service, there was a great deal of doubt and skepticism. Even when Apple did launch Apple Arcade with a rather strong selection of iOS exclusives, some still doubted whether it will be a profitable venture. As some bluntly put it, Apple just doesn't really get gaming, which is why this rumor about the company making a "Switch-style" handheld gaming console not only sounds too good to be true, it's almost cruel to those getting excited over it.

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iPhone 13 leaks: Pick your color

iPhone 13 leaks: Pick your color

Today we're looking at the near-future color possibilities with the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, and iPhone 13 Pro. Colors are expected to expand beyond what's offered with the iPhone 12 family, adding orange, yellow, and pink to the mix. Can you imagine a pink iPhone that's not just the sort called Rose Gold?

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New iPhone 13 leak tips a mighty change in size

New iPhone 13 leak tips a mighty change in size

The latest iPhone info leak suggests there'll be a significant change in how the devices look and feel in your hand - when you're looking from the back, or the side. If you're the sort of person who never looks at the back of your phone and always uses a protective case the differences may not seem all that extreme. The biggest change comes in the Pro model, where the camera array becomes massive.

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3D printed Apple TV Siri remote case holds an Apple AirTag

3D printed Apple TV Siri remote case holds an Apple AirTag

We've all lost the remote to the TV at some point and spent what felt like hours searching everything in an attempt to find it. Recently, Apple launched its AirTag devices to help users find lost items. The small AirTag devices can lead you to the exact location of anything that it can be fitted to. A seller on Etsy is offering a 3D printed Apple TV Siri remote case that is made to order $12.99.

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This MacBook Air leak made me want to switch back to Apple

This MacBook Air leak made me want to switch back to Apple

A hardware leak this week shows a set of MacBook devices that made we want to switch back to using an Apple computer. I've used either Windows or Mac OS computers for the past couple of decades - at this point I could go either way with the software. With what I do on either platform, apps I use pretty much roll right, regardless of OS. For me, the hardware now needs to make the case for my next purchase.

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