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How to Rename a Bluetooth Device on Your Mac

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Bluetooth accessories often have long and complex default names that are hard to keep track of. On your Mac, thankfully, you have the option to rename a Bluetooth device to whatever you want—even an emoji. Here’s how.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/712257/how-to-rename-a-bluetooth-device-on-your-mac/
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Target Is Opening Mini Apple Stores Inside Some Locations

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Forget the mall, Target is opening mini Apple Stores inside its retail locations. These dedicated kiosks are twice the size of Target’s current “Apple section” and are run by staff with special training from Apple. Target plans to open mini Apple Stores at 17 locations before the end of February, with more to come throughout 2021.

Large retail outlets like Target have enjoyed a steady stream of business during the COVID-19 pandemic. But as people grow more comfortable going to malls and other casual shopping spaces, it’s possible that big-box retailers could lose some sales. By replicating the Apple Store experience at a kiosk, Target could keep some of its customers away from the mall and generate more big-ticket sales.

Here are the 17 stores that will open Apple kiosks in February:

  • Monticello, MN
  • San Jose, CA
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Allen, TX
  • Hurst, TX
  • Austin, TX
  • Irving, TX
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Gainesville, FL
  • Orlando, FL
  • Clearwater, FL
  • Miami, FL
  • North Wales, PA
  • Newark, DE
  • Woburn, MA
  • Nashua, NH
  • Latham, NY

Target plans to open more mini Apple Stores throughout 2021, but the company hasn’t clarified how many of its locations will actually have an Apple kiosk. It’s possible that some Target stores will skip the Apple kiosk due to its size constraints or staff requirements.

Along with the new in-store experience, Target has redesigned its online Apple storefront with organized, easy-to-read icons. The online storefront also emphasizes the “benefits of getting Apple devices at Target,” like easy returns, free two-day shipping, curbside delivery, and 5% savings with a Target RedCard.

Interestingly, Apple still won’t sell Macs in-store or online. It will instead focus on smaller items like the iPhone, AirPods, iPad, HomePod, and Apple Watch. These items take up less space and (presumably) have higher profit margins than Macs. Plus, they require very little troubleshooting, so Target can spend less time training its Apple kiosk employees.

Source: Target via 9to5Mac

Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/72131/target-is-opening-mini-apple-stores-inside-some-locations/
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MacBook Pro models featuring HDMI output and SD card reader rumored

A new rumor is going around that suggests Apple is gearing up to launch new MacBook Pro models that feature additional outputs later this year. One of the complaints that many MacBook fans have about Apple’s high-end notebooks are the lack of connectivity options. Ports standard on any other computer brand require Apple users to buy expensive Apple accessories like … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/macbook-pro-models-featuring-hdmi-output-and-sd-card-reader-rumored-23660695/
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How to Pin a Folder or a File to Your Mac’s Dock

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The macOS dock is a versatile tool that you can customize to your liking. It can also save you a trip to the Finder. Here’s how you can pin any folder or file and access it right from your Mac’s dock.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/712237/how-to-pin-a-folder-or-a-file-to-your-macs-dock/
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Alarming macOS Malware Found on Over 30k Machines (Including M1 Macs)

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Security researchers at Red Canary have discovered a mysterious new malware on nearly 30,000 Macs, though the actual number of infected computers is probably much higher. It appears that the malware, nicknamed Silver Sparrow, is waiting for the right moment to deliver a malicious payload to its host devices. It’s one of the first viruses to run natively on both Intel and M1 Macs.

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Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/71741/alarming-macos-malware-found-on-over-30k-machines-including-m1-macs/
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NASA says some Earth organisms could temporarily survive on Mars

48342390-72ac-11eb-b1bf-ca3296e82b00We could unknowingly contaminate Mars and any other world we’re exploring in the future with microorganisms from our planet. Scientists from NASA and the German Aerospace Center launched several fungal and bacterial organisms to the stratosphere…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/nasa-studyorganisms-earth-survive-on-mars-050034231.html
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Chrome OS Tops macOS as 2nd Most Popular OS

Chrome-OS-2nd-Featured.jpg We’ve moved beyond the Windows vs. Mac battle. Mac always had its fans, but it could never quite topple Windows. And now it appears to have fallen further down the steps. Chrome OS overtook it and is now the second most popular OS for the first time. Is This a Fall from Grace for macOS? First, let’s get real. Neither one – macOS or Chrome OS – is knocking on Windows’ door. Windows has a market share of 80.5 percent, according to market data firm IDC and a report at GeekWire. That doesn’t leave much room for any… Read more14292713.gif

Source: https://tracking.feedpress.com/link/12555/14292713/chrome-os-tops-macos-2nd-most-popular-os
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Apple’s new emoji include biracial couples and a vaccine-friendly syringe

2d3f8dc0-7a7a-11ea-b7bf-8cbbcb367e38Apple is adding a raft of new emoji with a focus on inclusivity, plus a few notable extras and timely updates. Of the 217 new icons included in the iOS 14.5 beta, 200 include couples with a mix of skin tones, including same-sex partners, according to…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/apple-new-emoji-biracial-couples-syringe-140045206.html
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MacOS Big Sur update squashes annoying bug leading to installation failure

Apple has released an updated macOS Big Sur installer bringing the software to version 11.2.1. This version of the installer can correctly check for available free disk space to prevent errors during the installation process. The update is a patch for a critical bug in previous installers for Big Sur that could result in installation failure and data loss. The … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/macos-big-sur-update-squashes-annoying-bug-leading-to-installation-failure-16659570/
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