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Signal Foundation: WhatsApp co-founder makes private chat a nonprofit

Signal Foundation: WhatsApp co-founder makes private chat a nonprofit

A nonprofit organization was just revealed, made by the folks at Signal (the chat platform and app) and co-founder of WhatsApp, Brian Acton. This nonprofit organization was "made possible" by Brian Acton and aims to "support, accelerate, and broaden Signal’s mission of making private communication accessible and ubiquitous." In short, it'll turn Signal into an organization into which funds can flow for the betterment of Signal, a truly private form of communication.

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Adobe Creative Cloud: 2 years later, I begrudgingly submit

Adobe Creative Cloud: 2 years later, I begrudgingly submit

I use Photoshop almost every day of my life, and for the past two years, I've used Adobe Creative Cloud. When the cloud services for the whole Adobe app suite were first announced, I had reservations. Partially because I'd been using my very very old copy of Photoshop from a half-decade ago and it hadn't caused me any major trouble until then. Partially because I didn't realize how much I'd use Adobe apps if they were available in the way the company made them available with Adobe Creative Cloud.

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Twitter for Mac officially discontinued: here are alternatives

Twitter for Mac officially discontinued: here are alternatives

Twitter's Mac software has never been great; it's 1.5-star rating in the App Store underscores that fact. Rather than putting in the effort to improve it, Twitter has decided to discontinue the software entirely. The company announced its plans in a tweet, saying that the app is no longer available to new users, but existing users have a grace period.

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Telegram flaw targets crypto users with Russian miners

Telegram flaw targets crypto users with Russian miners

A new flaw in Telegram messaging - and quite possibly in other platforms as well - flips the text in a file share to mislead users. This flipped bit of text suggests that the user is being sent an image file, for example - but in reality, the file is anything but. In an example given this morning by the folks at Kaspersky Lab at Secure List, a user might send a PNG file, but when it's accessed, it becomes an executable javascript file - of the malicious sort.

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Apple’s Touch Bar needs to grow up

Apple’s Touch Bar needs to grow up

Apple’s biggest changes to its MacBook range in 2018 may be focused on overhauling the processors inside its notebooks, but it’s making the most of one of its most misunderstood features that I really hope changes this year. I was one of what seemed like only a few people - outside of Apple, at least - upbeat about the Touch Bar when it first arrived on the MacBook Pro in 2016, though even then it was clear there was room for improvement. Apple’s concept of a contextually changing array of shortcuts placed within easier reach of your hands on the keyboard had potential, but its first implementation felt cautiously tentative.

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2018 Apple roadmap leak tips more custom Mac chips

2018 Apple roadmap leak tips more custom Mac chips

Apple plans to release at least three new Mac models in 2018 that will include custom co-processor chips developed in-house, new reports suggest. The Cupertino firm has long been an Intel partner when it comes to its Mac notebooks and desktops. However, in recent years Apple has been turning its newfound mobile chipset expertise to desktop use.

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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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