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YouTube PiP mode stops working on iOS 14, except for Premium subscribers

YouTube PiP mode stops working on iOS 14, except for Premium subscribers

Many consumers have expressed frustration over YouTube's pushy Premium marketing, which often badgers users with prompts encouraging them to sign up for the service. The company may have taken things to a new level for iPhone users, though, by seemingly disabling their ability to use the system's picture-in-picture mode unless they pay for the subscription service. Users are, quite understandably, not happy about this change.

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Fortnite: Save the World on macOS is the latest victim of Epic and Apple’s feud

Fortnite: Save the World on macOS is the latest victim of Epic and Apple’s feud

The feud between Epic Games and Apple has claimed another victim - Fortnite: Save the World on Mac. Epic has revealed that Apple is blocking its ability to sign "games and patches for distribution on Mac," which means that development on the Mac version of Save the World has essentially come to a halt. In just a few days, Epic says, Fortnite: Save the World will become unplayable on macOS.

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Olympus OM-D Webcam Beta is now compatible with Macs

Olympus OM-D Webcam Beta is now compatible with Macs

Almost all major camera makers have, by now, announced one form of software or another that turns a select number of their cameras into hi-res webcams. The motivation behind this push is hardly any secret as anyone and everyone tries to ride the Zoom wave. Unfortunately but unsurprisingly, only a few camera models are supported and most of them start off supporting only Windows. Owners of Olympus' OM-D cameras with Macs might be happy to know that they're no longer being left out of video conferencing party.

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Epic claims Apple threat to remove Unreal Engine from iOS, macOS

Epic claims Apple threat to remove Unreal Engine from iOS, macOS

Today the Apple vs Epic Games war is ramping up a bit, with Epic claiming that Apple is about to ban Unreal Engine from all Apple platforms. Epic broke Apple's rules by placing in-app purchases in their game Fortnite, resulting in Apple removing the game Fortnite from their app store. Apple apparently also aims to remove all Epic Games software from their platforms, including development tools for Unreal Engine.

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Epic Games Store free game today works on your MacBook

Epic Games Store free game today works on your MacBook

The game "A Total War Saga: TROY" was released on the 13th of August, 2020, and through the Epic Games Store it was delivered for free. This game will eventually cost users approximately $50, but for now, it's available with a tap of the "GET" button. This is the latest game that's "free" through the Epic Games Store as such.

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Apple macOS Big Sur public beta released with new controls and rounder icons

Apple macOS Big Sur public beta released with new controls and rounder icons

Today you'll be able to access the next big update to Apple's desktop operating system. This is macOS Big Sur, an update to the desktop space for users that wish to check said major changes out before they're sent to all Apple computers post-beta. For now, we're in Public Beta, which means it's probably OK to give the software a whirl, but it's still BETA - which can mean there MAY be issues.

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Apple iMac gets mid-2020 Intel upgrade

Apple iMac gets mid-2020 Intel upgrade

Apple has updated the iMac, giving the all-in-one desktop a processor bump and other improvements, though not changing the familiar styling of the macOS computer. The refresh - a longstanding rumor - comes ahead of the switch to Apple Silicon, the Cupertino company's in-house Arm-based chipsets which it officially confirmed at WWDC 2020 earlier this year.

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Mac OS 8 emulator lets you relive the past for the first time

Mac OS 8 emulator lets you relive the past for the first time

When people talk about Macs or Mac OS, they're most likely referring to what was previously and perhaps lovingly called "OS X". That "X" is, of course, the Roman numeral that notes that this is the 10th incarnation of Apple's desktop operating system. Few of today's Mac users have probably used Macintoshes before that, let alone older versions of their favorite operating system. Whether you're discovering it for the first time or planning a nostalgia trip, a new macintosh.js project now lets you run the 90s era Mac OS 8, even without owning a 90s era Macintosh.

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Your next MacBook may have Face ID and a 3D light sensor

Your next MacBook may have Face ID and a 3D light sensor

Code included with the latest update to builds of macOS Big Sur suggest that FaceID and/or TrueDepth camera tech are coming to the Mac. MacBooks and iMac computers could very well get their own 3D depth-sensing cameras in the very near future if what this code indicates comes to fruition with what's called "PearlCamera."

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Mac ThiefQuest ransomware should be a reminder that no one is safe

Mac ThiefQuest ransomware should be a reminder that no one is safe

Long gone are the days when Windows is the only vulnerable operating system or at least the most reported one. Mac and Linux computers have their own share of vulnerabilities, some worse than others, but recent times have made them just as enticing to data and money thieves as Microsoft's platform. And then there is Android and iOS which is home to even more personal and sensitive data than our desktops and laptops. A new ransomware has popped up that specifically targets Macs and its mere existence is reason enough for both users and developers to wake up and be on guard.

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iPhone as a desktop running macOS is allegedly being worked on

iPhone as a desktop running macOS is allegedly being worked on

For years, Apple's mobile and desktop worlds have been distinct and separate islands of their own. Lately, however, the company has been working to bridge the two together, like running iOS apps on Macs with Catalyst. It turns out that Apple's newly revealed ARM-based Silicon processor maybe smashing those two worlds together in more ways than one. A new leak has surfaced pointing to the almost dreamy possibility of an iPhone running on an Apple Silicon running macOS, possibly when connected to an external monitor, keyboard, and mouse.

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Sign in with Apple has hidden problems says AnyList app dev

Sign in with Apple has hidden problems says AnyList app dev

The deadline for affected apps to implement Apple's new single sign-on or SSO experience has now passed. Announced mid-2019, the system was praised for its privacy-focused implementation compared to what the likes of Facebook and Google have been offering on apps and services for years. While few will contest Apple's intentions and the security of its system, there are some who are still on the fence about it. In fact, one app will be throwing out all third-party logins because of the problems that Apple won't tell you about Sign in with Apple.

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