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Apple is helping you choose the best Mac with a new online tool

Apple has added a new tool to its website to help you choose the best Mac for your needs. The tool asks you a series of questions, including the maximum amount you want to spend, and then makes recommendations … The questions are: multiple choice and allow select more than one answer. For example, for …

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Breaking News: Apple Watch X Rumors, New Final Cut App for iPhone and More

From the MacRumors staff The avalanche of news coming out of WWDC earlier this month is finally starting to slow down, but that doesn't mean there isn't plenty to talk about in Apple news and rumors this week. This week has seen additional rumors about future Apple Watch models, the release of major Final Cut …

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SharePlay in Apple Music becomes more accessible in iPadOS 18

SharePlay with Apple Music gets an update in iPadOS 18 1 Facebook x.com Reddit Apple has updated SharePlay when working with Apple Music in iPadOS 18, but only when connected to supported external devices such as HomePods and some speakers. Having an active SharePlay session in Apple Music is no longer dependent on being in …

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iPhone Emulator Lock for PC Called Confusing, Inconsistent and Likely Illegal

Apple's decision to block iPhone emulators for PC has been criticized by developers, who have variously said it is confusing, inconsistent, and likely illegal. One even said that even Apple's own app reviewers don't seem to understand the company's policy because it took them two months to make a decision… Game console emulators allowed Apple …

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Spotify launches cheaper $10.99/month premium plan without audiobooks

By Julie Clover Spotify today announced the launch of a new paid Basic plan that offers a small discount for not having access to audiobooks. The basic $10.99/month option includes all the music benefits of Spotify, such as ad-free playback, but without the additional monthly audiobook listening time. The $11.99 Standard Individual Premium plan offered …

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Apple and Meta aren't discussing AI chatbot, report claims

Apple and Meta Reportedly Not Discussing AI Chatbot Integration 0 Facebook x.com Reddit Apple Reportedly Not Talking to Meta About Integrating Its AI with iPhone Similar to Its Partnership with OpenAI, citing privacy concerns. Earlier in June, a report claimed that Apple and Meta had been in active discussions about potentially integrating Meta’s AI software …

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Qualcomm's New Snapdragon Laptop Chip Is Slower Than Apple's M3 in Single-Core Mode, and Less Power-Efficient

Qualcomm has been touting the performance specs of its new Snapdragon X Elite series of ARM chips for some time now, and they finally debuted this week in new Copilot+ PCs (though without the fancy AI Recall feature, which was delayed due to security concerns). While reviewers have more testing to do, initial benchmarks and …

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How to Get Started with iPhone Mirroring in iOS 18 and macOS Sequoia

Mirroring an iPhone on iOS 18 and macOS Sequoia as shown at WWDC 0 Facebook x.com Reddit Apple included iPhone Mirroring in its second developer beta for iOS 18 and macOS Sequoia. Here's how to mirror your iPhone screen on your Mac. iPhone mirroring, introduced as part of the iOS 18 feature update package, promises …

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AT&T Announces Price Increase on Old “Unlimited” Plans to $20 a Month

AT&T announced another price increase, this time affecting customers who have already abandoned their unlimited plans. The carrier says prices will increase by as much as $20 per month starting in August. AT&T says the price increase will affect “most » their “legacy unlimited wireless plans.” Here's the full list: AT&T Unlimited & More details …