Elon Musk says Apple's 30% commission rate is 'definitely not ok'

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Elon Musk has taken another shot at Apple, saying that the company’s App Store commission on app and in-app purchases is “like having a 30% tax on the Internet.” Elon Musk The outspoken billionaire, who made the comment in a reply to an unrelated story about a European Union complaint focused on Apple Pay, said […]

Beats launches HBCU Creators Program as three-month content production course

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Beats has launched the HBCU Creators Program, a three-month paid course aiming to help Black content creators hone their craft with the assistance of Apple’s headphone producer. Starting from July and running until September, the HBCU (Historically Black colleges and Universities) Creators Program is a cultural immersion learning program intended for current HBCU students and […]

Apple's first retail store union will get an employee vote on June 2

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Workers at an Apple Store in Atlanta, Georgia will vote on whether or not to unionize on June 2, just days before Apple’s WWDC. Apple Cumberland Mall After making public the plan to unionize in late April, The Verge has learned that the election for the site will happen on Friday, June 2. The proposed […]

OWC Gemini review: External storage and a few more ports for your Mac

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The OWC Gemini is a dock that offers not only grants a few more port options for your Thunderbolt 3-equipped Mac, but also local storage. There are a few “problems” that we hear about as it pertains to Apple’s modern Mac lineup. More connectivity options than Apple offers has historically been one, which is solvable […]

Activity Monitor in macOS is wrong about energy usage of Apple Silicon

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The Activity Monitor in macOS may not be as accurate with the data it provides to Apple Silicon users, with a report claiming the tool cannot properly tell the difference between performance and efficiency cores. The Activity Monitor offers a way for users and developers to tell what apps are using up the most resources, […]

AT&T plans first price hike in years for older single-line, family plans

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AT&T is set to raise prices on some of its older mobile service plans to combat rising inflation, squeeze more revenue from existing customers, and encourage subscribers to switch to unlimited plans. AT&T logo on a building It will be the first increase on the affected plans in three years, Bloomberg has reported. The monthly […]

Apple issues second Studio Display 15.5 firmware beta

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Apple’s fourth beta for macOS Monterey 12.4 also includes a second beta firmware for the Studio Display, Apple’s premium display. Issued on Tuesday, macOS Monterey 12.4’s fourth beta had an extra element, providing an update to the Studio Display. The version 15.5 beta update is the second for the display, following the first Studio Display […]

Apple seeds fourth macOS Monterey 12.4 developer beta

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Apple has provided developers with a new fourth beta build of macOS Monterey 12.4 to test out on their systems. Second developer beta for macOS 12.4 now available The newest builds can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center for developers enrolled in the test program, or as an over-the-air update for devices already running […]

How to use Dropbox to replace iCloud

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Apple makes iCloud compelling, but there are reasons to opt for Dropbox instead once you know how to use it fully. Here’s how to shift over. You’re an Apple user so you’ve got an iCloud account, even if it’s just Apple’s minimum 5GB version. Apple leans on iCloud for syncing everything from app data and […]