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The Mac mini just became even better value

The Mac mini just became even better value

The Mac mini just became better value for money, with Apple quietly doubling the standard storage in its smallest desktop computer. While most of the big Mac attention has been paid to the potent Mac Pro over the past twelve months, Apple's powerhouse is out of reach of the average user. That's why improving the value proposition for the Mac mini is arguably far more important.

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Apple’s new Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro will work with older tablets

Apple’s new Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro will work with older tablets

Apple's new Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro isn't just for the updated 2020 tablet, the company has confirmed, with news about backward compatibility shared today. Announced alongside the latest iPad Pro, the Magic Keyboard promises to address some of the lingering complaints tablet users have had about Apple's keyboard covers, including bringing trackpad support for the first time.

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iPad trackpad and mouse support isn’t just for the new iPad Pro

iPad trackpad and mouse support isn’t just for the new iPad Pro

Apple's trackpad support isn't just limited to the new 2020 iPad Pro and its Magic Keyboard cover. Though the new tablet and accessory were announced today with the addition of trackpad functionality, they'll actually be features of iPadOS 13.4, Apple has confirmed. That's good news for existing iPad owners - and they won't have to wait until iOS 14.

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New MacBook Air gets Magic Keyboard and doubles storage and speed

New MacBook Air gets Magic Keyboard and doubles storage and speed

Apple has revealed the new MacBook Air, with its most portable notebook now kicking off at a cheaper price and switching over to the company's new favorite keyboard technology. The 2020 MacBook Air now starts at $999 - or $899 if you have a qualifying education account - though still features a 13-inch Retina display.

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New iPad Pro official: Magic Keyboard with trackpad plus LiDAR Scanner

New iPad Pro official: Magic Keyboard with trackpad plus LiDAR Scanner

Apple has announced a new iPad Pro, adding a Magic Keyboard cover with trackpad, upgrading the processor, and building in a LiDAR Scanner camera for augmented reality. The new iPad Pro looks much the same as its predecessor from the front, but flip it over and there's a square camera cluster much like that of the iPhone 11 Pro on the rear.

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New iPhone 12 Pro leak suggests 3D is key for Apple’s 2020 flagships

New iPhone 12 Pro leak suggests 3D is key for Apple’s 2020 flagships

2020 is shaping up to be the year that Apple embraces Time of Flight sensors, with new evidence indicating at least some versions of the new iPhone will feature the depth-tracking camera tech. While typically found alongside regular cameras, ToF sensors generally rely on light invisible to human eyes, tracking the distance to objects in the room.

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Apple store closures extended “until further notice”

Apple store closures extended “until further notice”

Apple has extended its retail store closure, having first announced earlier in the month that it would be shuttering all physical locations outside of those in China until later this month. The original timeline would have seen Apple begin to reopen stores from March 27, something the Cupertino company now seems to be indicating is no longer the case.

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iPad Pro leak exposes four new Apple tablets

iPad Pro leak exposes four new Apple tablets

Four unannounced iPad Pro models have prematurely leaked, listings for the quartet of iPadOS tablets apparently being added to Apple's site before hurriedly being removed. Apple has been widely predicted to launch new iPad Pro models in the first half of 2020, complete with features like an iPhone 11 Pro-style triple camera array on the rear.

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iPhone 9 Plus could offer a larger but still affordable option

iPhone 9 Plus could offer a larger but still affordable option

The iPhone SE 2 or iPhone 9 may soon be announced, despite all the uncertainty surrounding its production and supply due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether there will be enough people around to drive sales is a different question. But when Apple's second "cheaper" iPhone comes out, it might not be alone as code hidden in iOS 14 beta apparently points to the existence of a larger variant that could very well be called the iPhone 9 Plus.

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Don’t download coronavirus (COVID-19) apps: Here’s why

Don’t download coronavirus (COVID-19) apps: Here’s why

If you're having COVID-19 problems, I've got news for you, son, there are plenty of proven sources and an app ain't one. A perfect example of a situation appeared today showing why apps should not be downloaded in a panic. The app was called COVID19Tracker, or Covid Lock, and it locked smartphone users' phones, demanding a ransom. This app went so far as to display a countdown and assurances that the user was being tracked via GPS - just to make extra sure the user, already in a panic over our current global pandemic, was sent into a frenzy.

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Beats Powerbeats official: $149 for Pro drivers and a neck cable

Beats Powerbeats official: $149 for Pro drivers and a neck cable

Apple has officially revealed the Beats Powerbeats, packaging the audio quality of last year's Powerbeats Pro into a more affordable, longer-lasting set of earbuds. Despite slicing $100 off the sticker, the promise is up to 15 hours of playback compared to the nine hours your Powerbeats Pro should last, plus arguably easier charging.

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Apple cracks down on COVID-19 apps, bans games based on virus

Apple cracks down on COVID-19 apps, bans games based on virus

Apple is turning a critical eye toward apps that present information about COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The company detailed how it is evaluating these apps; it also says that it has banned games and entertainment apps with themes related to the virus. In a statement on Saturday, Apple said, 'The App Store should always be a safe and trusted place for users to download apps.'

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