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Luna Display turns an iPad into a second monitor for Macs

Luna Display turns an iPad into a second monitor for Macs

Multi-monitor setups are so common these days that even notebooks that are normally meant to have only one screen are being used with external monitors. Those external monitors, however, are often expensive, bulky, and stationary. There are, of course, portable monitors which are just as expensive. If, however, you own a MacBook and happen to also have an iPad, you're in luck, because Luna Display can wirelessly join those two screens together to give you a bigger but still portable digital workspace.

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macOS 10.14 Mojave, Boot Camp, Macs: what you need too know

macOS 10.14 Mojave, Boot Camp, Macs: what you need too know

Apple’s latest major update for the macOS is out. Nicknamed “Mojave”, macOS version 10.12 naturally brings a ton of new features, like dark mode, for example. But with every new macOS release, some older Macs may be left behind. So before you hit that update button, you might want to double check first if you’re Mac is invited to the party. More importantly, better double check you won’t have to say goodbye to your Windows dual boot as well.

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macOS Mojave released: Dark Mode, Stacks, more

macOS Mojave released: Dark Mode, Stacks, more

Apple has released macOS Mojave, the latest version of its Mac operating system, bringing with it a new Dark Mode along with paving the way for iOS app support. The update, which is free to existing Mac users, also offers a new Dynamic Desktop feature along with Stacks, which promises to help tidy up your digital workspace.

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Apple’s privacy drive gives iOS devs an ultimatum

Apple’s privacy drive gives iOS devs an ultimatum

Apple announced today that some big changes are on the way to the App Store. Beginning in October, every single app that's hosted on the App Store will need to have a privacy policy to go along with it. With the privacy debate that has come to the forefront in 2018 - thanks to things like GDPR in Europe and Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal - the fact that Apple will require all apps to have a privacy policy is definitely a welcome change.

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Apple Migration Assistant now pulls more Windows data into macOS

Apple Migration Assistant now pulls more Windows data into macOS

Platform and device makers naturally want you to jump from your old device or OS and into their arms. It was only in the past few years, however, that they’ve actually taken steps to make that easier with migration tools that try their best to free your data, or even your apps, and bring them to your shiny new computer or phone. Now Apple is stepping up its game in preparation for the launch of macOS 10.14 Mojave with a new Windows Migration Assistant that can pull out even more user data from the old PC to the new Mac.

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macOS Mojave public beta released: Here’s what you get

macOS Mojave public beta released: Here’s what you get

Apple has released the first macOS Mojave public beta, an early taste of its next big software release for Mac. The new OS brings with it tentative support for iOS software, with Apple porting four of its mobile apps over to run on macOS as a precursor to further narrowing the gap between desktop and mobile.

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GarageBand 10.3 adds 1,000 loops, 400 sound effects, and much more

GarageBand 10.3 adds 1,000 loops, 400 sound effects, and much more

Apple has released an update for GarageBand, its audio recording and editing application. The software is popular amongst both amateur musicians and podcasters, and will no doubt hold its appeal as Apple has made it even better: there are 1,000 new loops, among other things. This update brings the software to version 10.3.

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iOS 12, watchOS 5, tvOS 12, macOS 10.14 beta 2: here’s what’s new

iOS 12, watchOS 5, tvOS 12, macOS 10.14 beta 2: here’s what’s new

Inching closer to its massive Fall rollout, Apple released the second developer beta of all of its four operating systems. Of course, most of the new features have already been revealed at WWDC earlier this month so there are few surprises here, if any. That said, it’s still reassuring to see those promised features come to life and hopefully remain there as developers help hunt bugs and iron out the kinks.

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These new Mac ads are Apple’s reminder it hasn’t forgotten

These new Mac ads are Apple’s reminder it hasn’t forgotten

Apple wants you to know that it's still gung-ho about the Mac, releasing a quartet of new "Behind the Mac" ads that show how people - some famous, some not - rely on their laptops. The commercials come as Apple's strategy with its macOS machines faces renewed attention.

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iOS app on Macs: here’s how it will go down

iOS app on Macs: here’s how it will go down

iOS and macOS are not going to merge. Apple CEO Tim Cook already set his foot down on that matter. That’s just the TL;DR version, though. The fine print, however, does mention something about a more “unified” experience. At WWDC 2018 earlier this week, SVP Craig Federighi made a not so surprising and still surprising revelation: iOS apps will, in the near future, run on Macs. Not so surprising because it is what rumors and leaks have been leading up to but also surprising because Apple has admitted as much.

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New Mac App Store revealed: video previews, tips and more

New Mac App Store revealed: video previews, tips and more

Apple has unveiled a totally redesigned Mac App Store arriving in macOS Mojave. The new App Store brings over some features you'll recognize from iOS, such as video previews for apps on the Mac version of the store for the first time. Apps are split into new sections, reviews are more prominent, and the company is even bringing tips directly to the store.

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iOS apps are coming to macOS – eventually

iOS apps are coming to macOS – eventually

Apple has given a sneak peak of its attempt to bring iOS apps to the Mac, teasing how iPhone and iPad apps will run on macOS. The news comes amid another denial from Apple that iOS and macOS will ever merge, though it will eventually mean apps currently only available through the App Store will also run on MacBook, iMac, and other Mac hardware.

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