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21.5-inch iMac supply dwindles amid chip shortages, possible refresh

The front of the 2020 27-inch iMac. Samuel Axon It still has the same shape on the back. Samuel Axon Here’s the back. Samuel Axon This is the port lineup. Samuel Axon It still comes with a Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse (or Magic Trackpad, if you prefer). Samuel Axon Apple’s low-end, 21.5-inch iMac appears …

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What to expect from Apple’s “Spring Loaded” event on April 20

Enlarge / The teaser image on this event’s invitation looks like Apple Pencil scribbles, perhaps supporting the idea this will be an iPad-focused event. Apple It might have taken longer than expected (the event has historically taken place in March), but Apple announced its spring product unveiling event this week. Executives from the company will …

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It’s been 20 years since the launch of Mac OS X

Enlarge / When presenting a new path forward, Apple CEO Tim Cook put the ARM transition up with the Mac’s other big transitions: PowerPC, MacOS X, and Intel. Apple It was two decades ago to the day—March 24, 2001—that Mac OS X first became available to users the world over. We’re not always big on …

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Valve releases Steam Link app on Apple’s Mac App Store

Enlarge / A screenshot from Steam Link for macOS. Valve Valve has launched a standalone app for Steam Link on Apple’s macOS App Store, adding a new option for Mac users who want to play games on machines that are often labeled as poor choices for gaming. Steam Link allows users to stream games from …

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Adobe Photoshop now runs natively on M1 Macs

Enlarge / Adobe Photoshop in macOS Big Sur. Samuel Axon After a multi-month beta period, software company Adobe has publicly released a version of its Photoshop image-editing software that runs natively on M1 Macs like the late-2020 models of the MacBook Air, Mac mini, and 13-inch MacBook Pro. In a blog post announcing the release, …

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iCloud allegedly locked out a user over her last name

iCloud has had the occasional service issue, but its latest problem appears to be highly… specific. Actor and author Rachel True claims iCloud has effectively locked her out of her account due to the way her last name was written. Reportedly, her Mac thought lower-case “true” was a Boolean (true or false) flag, leading the …

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The world’s second-most popular desktop operating system isn’t macOS anymore

Enlarge Ars Technica For ages now, every annual report on desktop operating system market share has had the same top two contenders: Microsoft’s Windows in a commanding lead at number one and Apple’s macOS in distant second place. But in 2020, Chrome OS became the second-most popular OS, and Apple fell to third. That’s according …

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macOS Big Sur 11.2.1 addresses MacBook Pro charging issues

Enlarge / The update is available on supported Macs today. Samuel Axon Today, Apple released a small update to macOS Big Sur, numbered 11.2.1. Primarily, it fixes a problem affecting some MacBook Pro models that prevented their batteries from charging properly. The update also fixed a sudo bug that could in some cases play a …

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Intel tries to take down Apple’s M1 chip with a flurry of benchmarks

If it wasn’t already clear that Intel is anxious about Apple’s M1 chip, it is now. PC World and Tom’s Hardware report that Intel has shared a legion of benchmarks claiming to show that 11th-generation Core i7 laptop processors are faster than the M1. They do suggest there are areas where Intel can claim victory, …

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