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Luna Display turns on Mac-to-Mac Mode after Apple sherlocks with Sidecar

Luna Display turns on Mac-to-Mac Mode after Apple sherlocks with Sidecar

In the app world it's known as "sherlocking": when a big company like Apple tugs the carpet out from under a developer's feet, by integrating a feature into iOS or macOS that they'd been selling as standalone software. That happened to Luna Display with the arrival of macOS Catalina and the Sidecar feature that turns a nearby iPad into a second screen, but rather than throwing in the towel the developers are adding an even more useful function.

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macOS Catalina is less buggy than iOS 13 but has a different problem

macOS Catalina is less buggy than iOS 13 but has a different problem

This year might end up being unkind to Apple's software if the past few days continue their trend. iOS 13, one of Apple's most monumental releases for its mobile platform, has had three emergency releases in just a week to quickly patch up critical security bugs. macOS Catalina, an equally big release, was pushed back later than initially promised. The latest macOS update has finally rolled out and, fortunately, it isn't as bug-ridden as iOS 13. Unfortunately, it has its own share of controversy that is leaving some users and developers out in the cold.

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macOS Catalina released today: What’s in Apple’s free update

macOS Catalina released today: What’s in Apple’s free update

Apple has released macOS Catalina, the latest version of its software for Macs, and as expected it's a free update if you've got a machine from the last few years. Previewed at WWDC 2019 earlier this year, Catalina includes features like Apple Arcade support and the new Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and Apple TV apps, which finally see little-loved iTunes retired.

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New Mac Pro to be Texas-made after Apple escapes Trump tariffs

New Mac Pro to be Texas-made after Apple escapes Trump tariffs

Apple announced today that it will be manufacturing its new Mac Pros at a production facility in Austin, Texas. This is the same Flex facility that has been making Mac Pros since 2013, making the computer something of a rarity among Apple's product lineup, as most of its other devices are made in China. Production is set to kick off soon, and it'll use components made by "more than a dozen American companies."

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Untitled Goose Game release date revealed at last

Untitled Goose Game release date revealed at last

Today the game known as Untitled Goose Game was given an official release date. It'll arrive on September 20, 2019 for each of its three different launch platforms. Untitled Goose Game was developed by the folks at House House, the makers of another very, very strange game by the name of Push Me Pull You. In Untitled Goose Game, you play the part of a Goose causing trouble for humans - and yes, that goose is carrying a knife.

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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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