Apple Releases Second Developer Beta for macOS Catalina 10.15.3, watchOS 6.1.2, tvOS 13.3.1

Apple has released the second beta for macOS 10.15.3 for developers. The first beta for macOS Catalina 10.15.3 was released a month ago. As expected the second developer beta of macOS Catalina focusses on bug fixes and stability improvements. Furthermore, the company has also released second developer beta for watchOS 6.1.2 and second developer beta of tvOS 13.3.1. At this point in time, it is not clear as to what improvements the new developers beta brings to macOS Catalina. In all likelihood, it will improve performance, security update and also…

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Apple Releases Second Developer Beta of iOS 13.3.1, iPadOS 13.3.1 Today

Apple has released the second beta version of iOS 13.3.1 and iPadOS 13.3.1 for iPhones and iPads, respectively, to registered developers. The first developer beta of iOS 13.3.1 and iPadOS 13.3.1 was released on December 17. After the holiday break, Apple seems to have entered work mode as the iPhone maker has released the second developer beta of iOS and iPadOS today. The company has also released second trial builds of macOS 10.15.3, tvOS 13.3.1, and watchOS 6.1.2 to developers, all of which can be downloaded via OTA or the…

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Apple Is Reportedly Readying a 5G iPad Pro with mmWave Support

Reports by Digitimes claims that Apple is developing an iPad Pro with 5G mmWave support. It is no secret that 2020 iPhones are expected to come with 5G and now iPad Pro might get 5G support as well. According to the report, Taiwan Advanced Semiconductor will supply the antenna-in-package for the 5G iPad alongside 5G iPhone. The report seems to be referring to iPad Pro as 5G is a premium feature and is expected to cost more. Apple is expected to launch the 2020 iPhones in spring this year. Typically,…

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Rack Mountable Version of Apple Mac Pro is Now Available For Purchase, Price Starts From $6,499

The Mac Pro was made available for purchase last month. Now, as promised by the company, the rack-mountable version of the Mac Pro is available for purchase from Apple’s website. The company will start shipping them early next month. The base variant of the Mac Pro with the rack configuration starts at $6,499, a $500 premium compared to the normal version of the computer.  The base variant features an 8-core 3.5GHz Intel Xeon W CPU, 32GB of DDR4 ECC RAM, one AMD Radeon RX 580X GPU, and 256GB of PCIe…

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App Store’s Worldwide Downloads Growth of 2.7% in 2019 Still Trailing Google’s Play Store Growth

Sensor Tower, a market research firm that keeps track of mobile application downloads throughout the globe, has released a new report revealing a ton of interesting aspects regarding the number of app downloads through Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store for 2019. According to Sensor Tower, the total number of app downloads through the App Store in 2019 stands at 30.6 billion. That is a noticeable 2.7% growth over the 29.8 billion app download figure of the platform last year. Although, in 2018, the App Store had seen a…

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Charge Your Apple Watch With This Tiny, Yet Powerful, Portable Charger [Deals Hub]

Do you have trouble keeping your Apple Watch charged up? If you’re in need of some help in the powering up department, this Portable Keychain Apple Watch Charger is here to save the day. It’s available now in the iPhone Hacks Deals Hub in black or white for just $16.99, 43% off the usual price of $29.99. This Portable Keychain Apple Watch Charger offers you a convenient solution to powering up your Apple Watch on the go. And though it might be small, it’s very powerful, and compatible with all…

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Nomad Unveils Base Station Stand Wireless Charger with AirPods Support

Accessory maker, Nomad has today unveiled the Base Station Stand. The single device wireless charger is Qi-certified and can be used to charge the iPhone and the AirPods. Interestingly single device wireless charging stands are compatible with iPhone but not with AirPods. This is because they come with a single central charging coil. Nomad offers two charging coils, one horizontal and the other vertical. This allows Nomad to charge both iPhone and AirPods. This also means that you can charge your devices in both vertical and horizontal orientation. Each wireless…

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How to Use AirPods Pro Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency Modes

The most popular features of Apple’s AirPods Pro are Active Noise Cancellation and the cool Transparency mode. In this article, we will explain how these features work, and also show you how to quickly switch between both Noise Cancellation and the Transparency mode on AirPods Pro. Before we show you how to switch between the different noise-modes, let us first understand the difference between the noise-modes so you can select them appropriately based on your environment. What is Active Noise Cancellation or ANC on AirPods Pro? When Active Noise Cancellation…

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Apple Shipped Fewer Macs in Q4 2019, despite PC Market Growth

The two popular market research firms, Gartner and IDC, have released their worldwide PC shipment figures. And the reports from both the agencies show that Apple has lost a significant chunk of market share in the segment. According to Gartner’s figures, Apple has shipped 5.26 million PCs in Q4 2019 as opposed to 5.42 million units in the fourth quarter of 2018. The firm places Apple in the fourth place in Q4 2019 global PC shipments’ chart with a market share of 7.5%, down from 7.9% in the same quarter…

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AirPods Pro 2C54 Firmware Update Made Active Noise Cancellation Worse, Improved Bass

Back in December, Apple rolled out the 2C54 firmware for the AirPods Pro before pulling it a few days later. Turns out, there is a good reason as to why Apple pulled the update. As testing by RTINGS.com shows, the 2C54 update for the AirPods Pro brought about a “significant drop in isolation performance, primarily in the bass-range” On the plus side, the firmware update brought about a “fairly significant improvement to bass accuracy.” Other changes noticed after the firmware update include a “very slight reduction in mid accuracy” and…

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