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Why Apple Might Soon Be the Best Choice For Tracking Your Period

Reproductive health tech is going through some growing pains. On the one hand, there’s been a lot of progress now that menstruation—and all it entails—isn’t quite so taboo. For instance, there’s now a wearable that’s conducting clinical studies about how various factors could lead to more accurate fertile window predictions. But there’s also been some troubling developments. Recently, a popular pregnancy tracking app was found handing private data to employers, and another fertility app was found to be funded by anti-abortion groups. At this year's WWDC, Apple threw its hat into the ring by expanding its period tracking options via a new Cycles Tracking feature on the Apple Watch and iPhone. None of it was revolutionary per se, but there’s reason to believe that Apple might be the company that gets it right. Read More >>

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Is the New Mac Pro Worth the Apple Tax?

The Mac Pro is a statement. With a vented case that calls to mind a kitchen tool, it’s a homage to and advancement of the Power Mac G5 that fans affectionately likened to a cheese grater. Sporting a current generation Xeon processor, it’s an Apple device that seems to have finally launched on time and in step with its competitors. Still, the paltry GPU and SSD that comes with the $6,000 (~£4,700) base model seems incongruous with the rest of its industry-leading design. To the point that I kept asking myself as I walked through the showroom Apple had set up to show off the device, would it be worth the high price Apple products command? Read More >>

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Sign In With Apple Mandatory For Apps With Third Party Logins

One of the biggest privacy features shown during WWDC’s keynote this week was Sign In With Apple. Read More >>

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How Ridiculously Priced Is Apple’s Monitor Stand, Really?

At $5,000 (UK price expected to be around £4700, but TBC), Apple’s new Pro Display XDR definitely ain’t cheap, but with a 32-inch screen, 6K resolution, full HDR support (with a ridiculous peak brightness of 1600 nits), and color reproduction that some are claiming is better than OLED, you can sort of see where all that money is going. Read More >>

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Alert: iPads Are Getting Mouse Support!

During the WWDC 2019 keynote last night, Apple announced a dedicated OS for the iPad. Read More >>

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Here’s Every New Privacy Feature Apple Announced Last Night

Apple has been facing increased criticism of its privacy practices lately, and rightfully so. During CES 2019 last year, the company tried trolling visitors of the annual conference—which it famously does not attend—with a brazenly false piece of advertising: a massive outdoor ad declaring “What happens on your iPhone stays on your iPhone.” Nothing could be further from the truth. Read More >>

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Apple’s Got a Fresh Plan to Make HomeKit Actually Useful

When it comes to smart home platforms, Apple HomeKit’s been sort of like the ugly stepchild. Smart home devices were much slower to adopt it than Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, and even though it works well, it required a bit more research to make sure the devices you were buying specifically supported it. Read More >>

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Everything Apple Announced Yesterday

It’s not uncommon for Apple’s annual developer conference to start a little sleepily. That was not the case yesterday, as Tim Cook and friends made significant announcements including the death of a legendary app and the birth of a brand new computer. It actually felt a little bit exhilarating. Read More >>

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Everything Apple Tried to Kill at WWDC 2019

For every new innovation Apple announces at WWDC, there are always a few app developers who clutch their pearls and whisper a pained “No.” That’s because Apple has a long history of taking problems solved by third-party apps and putting its own Cupertino-approved spin on things. Read More >>

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Apple’s Voice Control Feature Lets You Use Your Mac or iPhone With Only Your Voice

Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote is a time for company execs to stand on a big stage and shout a bunch of new features and changes to a bunch of clapping geeks. While many of these changes are expected refreshes of Apple operating systems, one announcement is a major milestone for the company in terms of making its products much more accessible. Read More >>

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The Mac Pro Cheese Grater Is Back (And It Looks Powerful as Hell)

It’s been over a year since Apple last teased the Mac Pro, a major refresh to its traditionally priciest and most powerful computer. And finally—finally! The successor to the “trashcan” is here and it looks a lot like a cheese grater (it also looks like it’s potentially very powerful). Read More >>

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Everything Apple Revealed About macOS at WWDC

With Apple Music, Apple TV+ (and other streaming services) making owning gigabytes of MP3 and video files a thing of the past, iTunes, the iOS desktop companion app that’s been around since the iPod first debuted, is finally dead. In its place are a collection of purpose-built apps that might make the next version of macOS—Catalina—worth the upgrade. iTunes, you probably won’t be missed. Read More >>

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And Here’s the Final Bingo Card for the WWDC Keynote

So here we are at the end of another WWDC keynote, which was far less excruciating than I expected. Possibly because we were playing bingo throughout the whole thing. Read More >>

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Your iPad Can be Used as Your Mac’s Second Display

There's a lot you can do with a tablet, but not enough that it's worth using instead of the laptop or desktop that's sitting in front of you. So why couldn't you use that big-ass device as an extra display? Third party apps have supported it for a while, but now Apple's doing it officially. Read More >>

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Apple Really is Killing Off iTunes

So the rumours were true, iTunes is dying. It's being split into three apps instead of sticking around as some crappy barely-competent-at-anything software nobody likes. Thank fucking god. Read More >>