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Apple

Apple's 'Tap to Pay' feature allows iPhones to accept contactless payments
Apple iPhone accepting a contactless payment
Mobile Phones

Apple's 'Tap to Pay' feature allows iPhones to accept contactless payments

US merchants can access the feature through a supporting iOS app on the iPhone XS or later
9 Feb 2022
Meta says Apple's iOS privacy changes will cost it $10 billion in 2022
A photograph of the Apple iPhone 13 standing against a white background
privacy

Meta says Apple's iOS privacy changes will cost it $10 billion in 2022

The company's CFO suggests Google "faces a different set of restrictions" because it pays Apple to remain the default iOS search engine
3 Feb 2022
Apple warns of boot loop bug in latest macOS beta
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Software

Apple warns of boot loop bug in latest macOS beta

MacBook users with FileVault enabled might lose access to volume after updating
31 Jan 2022
Global smartphone shipments grow for the first time in four years
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Mobile Phones

Global smartphone shipments grow for the first time in four years

Demand for the first 5G-enabled iPhone saw first positive shift for the market since 2017
28 Jan 2022
Apple will let businesses accept payments on iPhones without the need for extra hardware
A blue model of the iPhone 12
Mobile Phones

Apple will let businesses accept payments on iPhones without the need for extra hardware

The feature is likely to arrive as a software update later this year and will remove the need for third-party payment terminals
27 Jan 2022
Apple fixes array of iOS, macOS zero-days and code execution security flaws
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zero-day exploit

Apple fixes array of iOS, macOS zero-days and code execution security flaws

The first wave of security updates for Apple products in 2022 follows a year in which a wide variety of security flaws plagued its portfolio of device…
27 Jan 2022
Safari bug lets websites track browsing activity and unique identifiers
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web browser

Safari bug lets websites track browsing activity and unique identifiers

The flaw, found in Apple's WebKit browser engine, affects Safari 15 on macOS and all browsers on iOS and iPadOS 15
18 Jan 2022
El Salvador becomes latest target of Pegasus spyware
The Apple logo displayed on a store building in Washington, DC
spyware

El Salvador becomes latest target of Pegasus spyware

The list of nations with access to Pegasus is growing, with evidence pointing to potential links between 35 confirmed Pegasus cases and the Salvadoran…
13 Jan 2022
Mac shipments grew at twice the pace of PCs in 2021
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Hardware

Mac shipments grew at twice the pace of PCs in 2021

Impressive growth across the board shows industry weathering supply issues
13 Jan 2022
Apple becomes world's first $3 trillion company
iPhone13 handset with glowing Apple logo
business management

Apple becomes world's first $3 trillion company

The company's share price has risen by more than 5,000% since it first launched the iPhone in 2007
4 Jan 2022
The IT Pro Products of the Year 2021: The year’s best hardware and software
IT Pro Product of the Year Awards 2021
Hardware

The IT Pro Products of the Year 2021: The year’s best hardware and software

Our pick of the best products from the past 12 months
31 Dec 2021
Apple delays Universal Control for Mac and iPads until spring 2022
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Software

Apple delays Universal Control for Mac and iPads until spring 2022

Users must wait a little longer for single keyboard and mouse control
15 Dec 2021
Apple CEO reportedly signed $275 billion deal with China
The Apple logo on a glass storefront in Ireland
Business strategy

Apple CEO reportedly signed $275 billion deal with China

Tim Cook is said to have signed the agreement in 2016 to avoid regulatory pressure and gain greater access to the Chinese market
8 Dec 2021
MacBook Pro owners report MagSafe charging issues
A MacBook with its lid slightly open
Laptops

MacBook Pro owners report MagSafe charging issues

The return of MagSafe charger on the new 16in MacBook is creating problems for users
30 Nov 2021
Apple's mixed reality headset could debut in 2022
A women using a VR headset to enter the metaverse
augmented reality (AR)

Apple's mixed reality headset could debut in 2022

Analyst expects a high-end device that supports both augmented and virtual reality
29 Nov 2021
Apple sues NSO Group over Pegasus attacks on its customers
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spyware

Apple sues NSO Group over Pegasus attacks on its customers

The lawsuit claims 'flagrant' violations of US federal and state law from the Israeli firm behind the infamous spyware
24 Nov 2021
Apple launches self-repair scheme for iPhones and Macs
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Business strategy

Apple launches self-repair scheme for iPhones and Macs

Genuine Apple parts and tools will be available to purchase alongside free instruction manuals - Genius bar t-shirt not included
18 Nov 2021
Apple unveils Business Essentials suite for small businesses
Image of Apple's Business Essentials suite running on a range of devices including the latest MacBook Pro, iPhone, and iPad
business management

Apple unveils Business Essentials suite for small businesses

The device management and support subscription is aimed at SMBs looking for help in managing their growing IT demands
11 Nov 2021
Judge denies Apple appeal in Epic ruling
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iOS

Judge denies Apple appeal in Epic ruling

The tech giant will have to allow developers to link to non-App Store payment systems by 9 December
10 Nov 2021
Apple iPad Pro 12.9in (2021) review: A giant leap for Apple silicon
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tablets

Apple iPad Pro 12.9in (2021) review: A giant leap for Apple silicon

Paired with a 120Hz display with incredible colour accuracy, the iPad Pro is more deserving of its name than ever
5 Nov 2021
The IT Pro Podcast: Saying goodbye to software
The IT Pro Podcast: Saying goodbye to software
Software

The IT Pro Podcast: Saying goodbye to software

Why do we find it so hard to let go of our favourite applications?
5 Nov 2021
Podcast transcript: Saying goodbye to software
Podcast transcript: Saying goodbye to software
Software

Podcast transcript: Saying goodbye to software

Read the full transcript for this episode of the IT Pro Podcast
5 Nov 2021
Apple iPhone 13 review: A video powerhouse
A photograph of the iPhone 13
iOS

Apple iPhone 13 review: A video powerhouse

An unadventurous but undeniably great addition to the iPhone family
3 Nov 2021
macOS Monterey is reportedly bricking some older MacBooks
Screenshot of macOS Monterey with new software features open on the desktop in windowed mode
operating systems

macOS Monterey is reportedly bricking some older MacBooks

The issues are thought to mostly affect older generations of Macs, but users are reporting issues on even the newest devices
2 Nov 2021