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iOS and macOS universal app merge tipped for 2018

iOS and macOS universal app merge tipped for 2018

Apple will follow Microsoft in encouraging developers to build a single app that runs on both iOS and macOS, insiders claim, upending the current ecosystem in the name of cross-platform ubiquity. Currently, developers must choose between creating software intended for iOS devices, like iPhones and iPads, and macOS devices, like the MacBook Pro and iMac. However, one is clearly more popular than the other.

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iMac Pro price and specs: All the details

iMac Pro price and specs: All the details

Earlier in the week, Apple gave the iMac Pro a release date of December 14. That, as you've hopefully already realized, is today, meaning Apple's iMac Pro configurator is live, allowing us to swap hardware in and out and figure out just how expensive this beast is going to be. iMac Pro prices start at $5,000, but in just a short time spent customizing hardware, one thing is sure: There's potential for that price to go much, much higher.

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Apple iMac Pro launches December 14: Everything we know

Apple iMac Pro launches December 14: Everything we know

Back at WWDC 2017, Apple unveiled the iMac Pro, a new all-in-one Mac that's packing a lot of power under the hood. In the time since that reveal, other Apple devices have taken most of the spotlight for themselves, namely the iPhone 8/8 Plus and the iPhone X. Apple is drawing focus back to the iMac Pro today, announcing a release date for the iMac Pro at long last.

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Pixelmator Pro is a Mac Photoshop alternative with AI features

Pixelmator Pro is a Mac Photoshop alternative with AI features

Pixelmator has just launched a powerful Adobe Photoshop alternative, and it only costs $60. Called Pixelmator Pro, this Mac exclusive boasts features that utilize machine learning for accomplishing certain tasks, not to mention a roster of other image editing tools. The app was previewed months ago and is now available for any Mac owner to buy straight from the Mac App Store.

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MacOS flaw fix update out now

MacOS flaw fix update out now

This morning Apple released a fix for the flaw discovered yesterday in their macOS High Sierra system. Anyone using High Sierra would potentially be at risk of data theft via unauthorized login without this software update today. The security flaw allowed any user to log in to an Apple computer by logging in with the self-created user ROOT.

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Major macOS High Sierra flaw found: How to fix it (for now)

Major macOS High Sierra flaw found: How to fix it (for now)

Today a bit of a security flaw was found in macOS High Sierra, Apple's latest MacBook operating system. This flaw includes a few taps of the login submit button, the entering of the name ROOT, and a password field left blank. That's all it takes to log in to a MacBook with High Sierra onboard. Until Apple submits an update which fixes this security flaw, you're going to want to follow the directions provided below.

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iOS predictive text bug is frustrating, but Apple has a workaround

iOS predictive text bug is frustrating, but Apple has a workaround

It appears that iOS users are grappling with a new bug that is small in nature yet very frustrating at the same time. The bug centers around the iOS predictive keyboard, with a lot of users seeing predictive text autocorrecting "I" inputs to "A[?]." This, as you can probably imagine, is problematic for pretty much anyone who uses their keyboard on a regular basis.

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iPhone, iPad, Mac sales back on the rise

iPhone, iPad, Mac sales back on the rise

Apple fiscal 4th quarter sales results are in with a return to growth in the smartphone, tablet, and notebook markets. While MacBook sales never really went anywhere drastic, both iPad and iPhone unit sales have been between flat or dropping for the last several quarters. It would appear that Apple's newest moves in smartphones and tablets have made the difference - and this in the quarter before the holiday season.

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Cardhop breathes life into the dead ‘contacts’ app

Cardhop breathes life into the dead ‘contacts’ app

We shouldn’t ignore the obvious: managing your contacts are boring. Chances are, if you dip into whatever app/service(s) you use to corral your contacts now, it’s an unruly mess or duplicates and misinformation. Somehow, contacts never quite made it past a pretty static SQL database, on the backend or via an app. A new offering hopes to change that. From the same team that improved the calendar comes Cardhop for Mac, and it has big ambitions.

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Outlook desktop app is finally getting a long overdue facelift

Outlook desktop app is finally getting a long overdue facelift

Outlook, at least until recently, has been hailed as the pinnacle of Personal Information Management (PIM) software. It has, however, never really been user friendly in its interface and appearance. And even when Microsoft gave its Office suite a visual overhaul, Outlook remained inconsistent between platforms and versions. But with Microsoft trying to push its new Fluent Design language, that is slowly changing. Outlook fans will soon be treated to a whole new desktop app that won’t look out of place beside other updated Microsoft Office software, whether on Windows, Mac, and even the Web.

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Some Macs are missing updates, and you might never realize

Some Macs are missing updates, and you might never realize

An unexplained Mac issue has left thousands of Apple's computers potentially vulnerable to malware, though the Cupertino firm has downplayed the severity of the flaw. Researchers at Duo Security discovered that, while Apple had been diligent in upgrading macOS and security updates, the EFI - or Extensible Firmware Interface - was in some cases left unchanged. That, they point out, could open the door to those with nefarious intentions using loopholes in outdated firmware to hack a system.

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How to download macOS High Sierra today and install

How to download macOS High Sierra today and install

On Monday Apple released the newest version of macOS to the Mac App Store for all to download and enjoy. This version of macOS was named macOS High Sierra, and its most important features are the ones you'll never see. This version of macOS is just as free as the last several releases, and I and we recommend you make with the download whenever you get a free span of time to download and load.

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