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Safari bug threatens identity theft to all Mac, iPhone, iPad users

Safari browser iconFor years, Apple has been heralding privacy as the central theme for its products. Safari, Apple default web browser, comes with a range of privacy features to prevent websites from capturing data related to users’ browsing habits and creating personas that can be used serve them ads on other websites and platforms including — but not limited to — Google … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/safari-bug-threatens-identity-theft-to-all-mac-iphone-ipad-users-18707660/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Tushar Mehta

How to Find Out How Much Your Old Mac Is Worth

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One of the best ways of funding a computer upgrade is by selling your old one, and that’s especially true for Apple products. Macs tend to hold their value much better than comparable Windows PCs, but knowing exactly what to charge isn’t easy.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/771271/how-to-find-out-how-much-your-old-mac-is-worth/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Tim Brookes

Windows 11’s Default Command Line Catches up to Mac and Linux

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Microsoft is making a significant change to its command-line experience in Windows 11, as the company is changing the default to Windows Terminal. This creates an experience that’s more competitive with Mac and Linux.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/774447/windows-11s-default-command-line-catches-up-to-mac-and-linux/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Dave LeClair

OneDrive Is Now the Best iCloud Alternative for Mac Users, Here’s Why

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Microsoft is now offering Mac users a pre-release build of OneDrive for Apple Silicon. The ARM-based application runs faster and more efficiently on M1 devices than previous OneDrive releases, and funny enough, it makes OneDrive the best iCloud alternative on macOS.

Technically speaking, most x86 apps work fine on Apple Silicon. But they have to run through Apple’s Rosetta 2 compatibility layer, an advanced hunk of software that translates x86 “Intel” apps to Apple Silicon in real-time.

This compatibility layer can create performance bottlenecks for some applications, which would run a lot faster if they were reconfigured for the Apple Silicon ARM architecture. But more importantly, Rosetta 2 kinda blows through battery life—that’s a big problem if you’re using a cloud storage app like Dropbox or OneDrive, which constantly runs in the background as it looks for files to upload, download, or update.

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Over a year after Apple Silicon’s launch, companies like Dropbox still don’t offer native support for the architecture. That means M1 Mac users are stuck using either iCloud or the new Google Drive desktop app (which kinda sucks) if they want a battery-efficient, native cloud storage solution.

Dropbox now says its working on an Apple Silicon native version of its desktop app, but OneDrive beat it to the punch. That makes OneDrive the best iCloud alternative for M1 Mac owners—OneDrive won’t blow through battery life like Dropbox, it’s less annoying than Google Drive, and unlike iCloud, it works properly on non-Apple products.

There are two ways to install this pre-release build. If you’re impatient, you can download the package directly from Microsoft (clicking this hyperlink will immediately start the download). You can also open OneDrive on your Mac (from the Menu Bar), click the “About” tab, toggle the button to get pre-release updates, and click the “Get Apple Silicon Build” to install this build.


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OneDrive starts at $2 a month for 100GB of cloud storage. I suggest buying the Microsoft 365 Personal package, though. It includes 1TB of cloud storage plus access to Microsoft’s best Office apps for $70 a year. That’s less than $6 a month!

Source: Microsoft via MacRumors

Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/104920/onedrive-is-now-the-best-icloud-alternative-for-mac-users-heres-why/
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How to Find and Share Your Wi-Fi Password Easily on Any Device

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Will you be having guests who you know will ask for your Wi-Fi password? You may not want to force your guests to type it down or may have even forgotten it or don’t want to divulge it. Let’s see how to find and share Wi-Fi passwords on Android, iPhone, and Windows.

How to Find Your Wi-Fi Password on iPhone

Unfortunately, it’s not possible to find Wi-Fi passwords directly on an iPhone. You will need to connect your iPhone to a Mac and use iCloud Keychain to view the Wi-Fi passwords.

Here are the steps:

  1. On your iPhone, go to “Settings → [your name].”
  2. Tap on “iCloud → Keychain.”
  3. Enable the toggle next to iCloud Keychain. Wait for a few… Read more14827118.gif

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Apple is reportedly on track to release its new MacBook Pro this fall

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Apple has already updated the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch for the holiday season, but we’re still waiting on an update to the Mac lineup. There have been plenty of rumors about a totally redesigned MacBook Pro coming out this fall, and the reliable Mark Gurman at Bloomberg reported in his Power On newsletter that an M1X-powered MacBook Pro will arrive “in the next month.” Apple has typically held Mac-focused events in October or early November; the first M1-based Macs were announced in early November of last year.

As noted by 9to5Mac, Gurman predicts that there will be two M1X variants, both 10-core processors with eight high-performance cores and two efficiency cores. The difference between the two chips are in the graphics department — Apple may be offering an M1X with either 16 or 32 graphics cores. As for Apple’s other Macs, Gurman says that the company is working on a high-performance chip for a future Mac Pro, and an M2 for the MacBook Air, iMac and lower-end MacBook Pro models. 

Rumors have swirled all year long about Apple’s next MacBook Pro revision; the first 13-inch M1 model that was released last fall was essentially identical to the one it replaced, aside from the Apple Silicon inside. And Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro hasn’t been updated since it was released in late 2019, so the whole lineup is due for a refresh. 

Potential changes include new 14- and 16-inch models with a redesigned case that’ll bring back more ports like HDMI and an SD card slot. It might also bring back a MagSafe-style power charging port, and Apple is expected to drop the Touch Bar, which was first introduced with the 2016 MacBook Pro revision. 

Source: https://www.engadget.com/apple-new-macbook-pro-2021-m-1-x-152614042.html?src=rss
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Nathan Ingraham

New smartphone has more RAM than a Macbook

You can’t even buy an Apple-silicon Macbook with more than 16GB of RAM, but Asus’s new Republic of Gamers 5S Pro—a smartphone—has 18 of them.

The phones are very similar and definitely feel like “S” models. The main upgrade to both the Phone 5s and 5s Pro is the slightly faster Snapdragon 888+ 5G chip (the Adreno 660 GPU is the same as on the 888 chip) and the world’s first 360Hz touch sampling rate in any phone.

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Source: https://boingboing.net/2021/08/18/new-smartphone-has-more-ram-than-a-macbook.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=new-smartphone-has-more-ram-than-a-macbook
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Complete Mac Buyer’s Guide: Which One’s Right for You?

best-mac-for-you-27-featured.jpeg Despite there only being a few models in Apple’s computer lineup, it’s important to recognize they each fit their own niche. Whether you are searching for portability for travel or power for gaming, understanding which computer is right for you can be incredibly helpful as you make an expensive purchase. Browse through this complete Mac buyer’s guide to find which one is right for you. Related: How to Choose Between iPad Pro and MacBook Air Best for Games When it comes to gaming, the iMac lineup is undoubtedly the best place to start in this… Read more14691753.gif

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