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Today Marks the 44th Anniversary of Apple's Founding 44 years ago today, on April 1, 1976, Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne signed a contract founding the Apple Computer Company.

Keep on keeping on: It's too late to downgrade to iOS 13.3.1 - Cult of Mac Apple has stopped signing iOS 13.3.1 after the release of iOS 13.4, stopping people who have upgraded to the latest version from going back again. Every iOS update Apple introduces is designed to be speedier, more stable, and more secure than its predecessor.

Apple @ Work Podcast: FIDO Alliance and the future of passwords Apple @ Work Podcast is brought to you by Jamf, the standard for Apple in the enterprise. Learn more at Jamf.com/9to5mac. In this episode of the Apple @ Work podcast, Bradley is joined by Joel Rennich to discuss the FIDO Alliance and the future of password management for the enterprise and consumers.

Niantic acquires augmented reality startup as it looks to build powerful rival to Apple's ARKit Niantic, the studio behind Pokémon GO, announced today that it has acquired augmented reality startup 6D.ai. As TechCrunch reports, this San Francisco-based startup had focused on creating technology that would allow smartphones to quickly detect 3D layouts.

Apple Updates iMovie and iWork Apps for iOS With Trackpad and Mouse Support After releasing new Keynote, Pages, and Numbers updates for the Mac earlier today, Apple has also started rolling out updates for the iWork apps designed to work on iPhones and iPads. The updates to Keynote, Pages, and Numbers for iOS bring support for the upcoming Magic Keyboard, mice, and trackpads when using the iWork apps on an iPad.

IMovie is now ready for Apple's new Magic Keyboard and trackpad for iPad Pro Apple has updated iMovie for iPadOS with new features including mouse and trackpad support, new keyboard shortcuts, more image format, and more. The new version also prepares Apple's video editing app for the upcoming Magic Keyboard accessory for iPad Pro.

Apple stops iOS 13.3.1 code signing following release of iOS 13.4 Apple on Tuesday ceased signing code for iOS 13.3.1 after the release of iOS 13.4, effectively restricting users who upgraded to the latest operating system version from downgrading. The halt to iOS 13.3.1 signing arrives exactly one week after the current iOS 13.4 was issued to users on March 24.

IPhone 12 production is still on track, but Apple may wait until May to decide on a release date TSMC’s plan to mass produce an A14 chip with a 5nm process for the iPhone 12 is still on schedule. The iPhone 12 release may be delayed for a few months due to the economic impact of the coro…

Add wireless charging to your AirPods with this $25 Elkson case One of the nicest features of the latest AirPods is the ability to charge them wirelessly. Just plunk them on top of a Qi-compatible charger and you're good to go. But what about the original AirPods, which didn't have wireless charging? Well, now you can add Qi-charging for just $25, thanks to Elkson's Wireless Charging and Bumper Case.

IWork for Mac embraces iCloud Drive folder sharing All the apps in Apple's free iWork productivity suite for Mac now support iCloud Drive folder sharing, a collaboration feature that debuted last Tuesday in macOS 10.15.4. This new feature is a highlight of each iWork application - Pages, Numbers and Keynote - reaching version 10.0.

Apple Stops Signing iOS 13.3.1 Following Release of iOS 13.4 Following the release of iOS 13.4 on March 24, Apple has stopped signing iOS 13.3.1, which means downgrading to that version of iOS is no longer possible. iOS 13.3.1 was a minor update that added a toggle for disabling the U1 chip in Apple's iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max.

Apple blocks downgrades to iOS 13.3.1 following release of iOS 13.4 Apple today has officially stopped signing iOS 13.3.1 following last week's release of iOS 13.4. This means users can no longer downgrade from iOS 13.4 to iOS 13.3.1. Apple has also stopped signing iOS 12.4.5 and tvOS 13.3.1. iOS 13.4 was released to the public last week.

2020 WWDC online is just what most developers love. Apple's decision to cancel the 2020 Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California, and move to an online-only format was not only a good idea but a no-brainer, according to an international survey of more than 2,200 independent software programmers.

IPhone 9 seemingly confirmed by new iOS 13.4.5 beta release IPhone 9 references have been discovered in the code for the new iOS 13.4.5 beta release. The iOS 13.4.5 beta refers to an iPhone with a list of features that don’t match any device currently…

IOS 13.4.5 beta suggests Apple's 'iPhone SE 2' will support 'CarKey' Apple's latest iOS 13.4.5 beta contains snippets of code that reveal details about the company's CarKey digital key API and potential integrations with a rumored low-cost iPhone. Initial details about CarKey were first discovered in an iOS 13.4 beta in February, and though the API certainly exists, there's few concrete details about it.

How to get new music notifications in Apple Music Here's how to switch them on. Open up the Music app, and tap on the For You tab. Then, tap on your avatar icon at the top right. Then, tap on Notifications. You'll end up at this screen:. Pay attention to the top two options. The first, New Music, will switch on alerts for new music, as you'd expect.

Apple to Continue Paying Contract Workers While Campuses Are Shuttered Contract workers at Apple's Silicon Valley campuses will continue to be paid their normal wages while Santa Clara County's shelter in place order is in effect, an Apple spokesperson told The Wall Street Journal today. The announcement was a departure from Apple's original plans.

FCC forces carriers to crack down on caller ID spoofing The FCC on Tuesday gave wireless carriers until next summer to implement a system designed to prevent caller ID spoofing. The goal is blocking phone scammers from using fake caller ID information to convince call recipients that they are talking to someone trustworthy or from their local area.

Apple updates iWork for Mac with iCloud Drive folder sharing, new themes, and more Apple is rolling out a round of updates today to the iWork collection of apps for Mac. These updates bring iCloud Drive folder sharing support and much more to Keynote, Pages, and Numbers for macOS. All three applications now allow you to add a document to a shared iCloud Drive folder, thanks to the recent release of macOS Catalina 10.15.4.

Apple iWork Mac apps updated to support iCloud Drive folder sharing The iWork Mac apps have been updated to support collaboration via shared iCloud Drive folders, and other new features. Apple updated their Pages, Numbers, and Keynote apps on Mac to support a new iCloud Drive feature for sharing folders.

Microsoft Family Safety for iOS helps protect and monitor loved ones Microsoft on Tuesday revealed its brand-new Family Safety app designed to make it easier to protect and monitor your loved ones. Family Safety will be part of the upcoming Microsoft 365 overhaul, and will include features like location sharing, driver safety stats, activity reporting, and more.

Apple acquires Dark Sky weather app, and that's bad news for Android users The post claims that Dark Sky will now "reach far more people, with far more impact, than we ever could alone." As for the website, which is also popular:. A lot seems to be up in the air about where this will go in the long term, though.

Apple Music gains new 'share to Instagram and Facebook' option in iOS 13.4.5 developer beta Apple has made sharing the music you love even easier with a feature that generates shareable images for Facebook and Instagram Stories. There's a new feature in the iOS 13.4.5 developer beta for Apple Music subscribers - the ability to share what they're listening to Facebook and Instagram Stories.

Apple partners with AR startup to become driving force in indoor navigation An augmented reality startup named Dent Reality has announced a new partnership with Apple Maps that could have wide-ranging implications for the Cupertino tech giant, the Apple Indoor Maps program, and augmented reality programs as a whole. Dent Reality is a London-based startup focused on augmented reality systems, including indoor navigation.

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