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Modified iPhone lightning cables give hackers wireless access to Macs

Modified iPhone lightning cables give hackers wireless access to Macs

Apple has always discouraged the use of third-party accessories, especially those that have not been certified for its devices. Its argument has always been on the safety of devices, especially lightning cables that charge iPhones and carry data to and from the mobile device. Now it might have yet another reason to discourage such accessories as a hacker just proved how relatively easy it is to modify a Lightning cable to turn it into a tool for remotely hacking Macs.

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LG UltraFine 27″ 5K and 24″ 4K Monitors are also made for iPad Pros

LG UltraFine 27″ 5K and 24″ 4K Monitors are also made for iPad Pros

Monitors are often used primarily for desktop and sometimes for laptops. But with the introduction of a USB-C port on the iPad Pros, all of Apple's computing devices save for the iPhones are now directly capable of putting their outputs on an external display. That's why LG is now putting out new UltraFine Displays that are of course usable on any other computer but are advertised specifically for Macs and iPads.

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Pixelmator Pro 1.4 brings editing tools extension to Mac’s Photos app

Pixelmator Pro 1.4 brings editing tools extension to Mac’s Photos app

Photoshop alternative Pixelmator Pro has been updated to version 1.4 'Hummingbird,' bringing a major change for macOS users: the application's full suite of tools are now available in the Photos app on Mac. In addition to offering users an editing extension, 'Hummingbird' also brings a new zoom tool, additional templates, and more.

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Apple removes Zoom-based software from Macs via a silent update

Apple removes Zoom-based software from Macs via a silent update

Apple is known for running a tight ship on iOS but things aren't that clear-cut on macOS. While the company does scrutinize the apps that go through its App Store, it has less control over those that are sourced elsewhere and some do get through the restrictions it places on macOS. One of the most recent high-profile cases involves the popular Zoom video conferencing software. Now Apple itself is taking action by silently removing other software that makes use of the same flawed Zoom technologies on Mac.

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Apple quietly updates Macs to remove Zoom’s risky web server

Apple quietly updates Macs to remove Zoom’s risky web server

Zoom, a popular video conferencing software, was recently found to contain a serious security vulnerability that left millions of Mac users at risk. According to security researcher Jonathan Leitschuh who detailed the matter in a post on Medium, the security flaw could potentially be used by an attacker to access on a Mac's webcam without the user's permission.

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Mac Pro production returns to China as Trump-Apple showdown tipped

Mac Pro production returns to China as Trump-Apple showdown tipped

Apple's much-vaunted US production of the last-generation Mac Pro won't continue with the new "cheese grater" model, it's been reported, despite increasing political pressure for American tech companies to shift manufacturing out of China. The Cupertino firm made headlines back in 2013 with its willingness to prioritize American production of the cylindrical Mac Pro, despite the costs involved.

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The macOS Catalina public beta is here

The macOS Catalina public beta is here

Apple has released the first public beta of macOS Catalina, the latest version of its Mac software announced at WWDC 2019 earlier this month. While Catalina - aka macOS 10.15 - isn't expected to be fully released until later in the year, this public beta allows those feeling brave or ambitious (or some combination of the two) to try it out in advance.

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Microsoft To-Do for Mac’s arrival heralds Wunderlist’s exit

Microsoft To-Do for Mac’s arrival heralds Wunderlist’s exit

When Microsoft bought popular list app Wunderlist, there were fears that it would sunset the app and service just like it did with Sunrise Calendar. Microsoft didn't leave these users hanging and did confirm the inevitable but not until it has made its own replacement is ready. That day may now be fast approaching as it announces that Microsoft To-Do is finally available in the last missing platform: macOS.

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The new Mac Pro isn’t even here yet, but Logic Pro X is ready

The new Mac Pro isn’t even here yet, but Logic Pro X is ready

Apple's potent new Mac Pro isn't even on shelves yet, but the company can't help tease us with updates for some of the apps that'll make most use of the speedy workstation. Logic Pro X is among the first to get a preemptive Mac Pro update, as Apple sets out some of the ways software can be optimized to make the most of the new hardware.

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Seven new macOS ‘portable personal computers’ just appeared

Seven new macOS ‘portable personal computers’ just appeared

This week the folks at the Eurasian Economic Commission database posted several new Mac models previously undisclosed to the public. These model numbers might not necessarily mean a whole lot to the lay person on their own, but in the context of previous Apple hardware, they're telling. In the mix were all of the following: A2141, A2147, A2158, A2159, A2179, A2182, and A2251.

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10 things you missed at WWDC 2019

10 things you missed at WWDC 2019

Apple made a number of announcements during its WWDC 2019 keynote today -- so many, in fact, that you probably missed a few. We've combed over all the details Apple released today and found a bunch you may have missed the first time around, including small things like a new batch of Apple Watch bands and large things like the arrival of mouse support on the iPad.

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Apple’s Project Catalyst will bring iOS apps to macOS Catalina this fall

Apple’s Project Catalyst will bring iOS apps to macOS Catalina this fall

During its WWDC 2019 keynote today, Apple announced that its users will soon be able to access iOS apps on their Mac computers, something made possible by Project Catalyst. The news isn't entirely surprising -- it was teased last year under the codename Marzipan. With Apple's event today, the plan became official alongside important details, including that the new support will arrive with macOS Catalina.

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