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Hidden features of iOS 12 worth getting excited about

Not every iOS 12 feature is headline-grabber, but sometimes it's the little things that matter most.

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Which devices support iOS 12, watchOS 5, tvOS 12, and macOS Mojave?

Is your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or Mac going to get the latest OS update? This list has your answer.

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The Microsoft Store is selling the Core i5 Surface Laptop for $200 off today

The Core i5 version of the Surface Laptop is the same price as the Core m3 version at the Microsoft Store

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Apple puts privacy and security foremost in iOS 12, macOS Mojave

Several features in the upcoming operating systems make it easier to increase security without pain and offer users greater protection from tracking.

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Screen Time in iOS 12 shows how badly the iPad needs user accounts

Earth to Apple: A lot of families share a single iPad. But the cool new Screen Time feature only works as intended if everyone has his or her own device.

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11 fantastic iOS 12 features that didn't make the WWDC keynote

Apple's WWDC keynote was so jammed with new features, some of the best ones don't make the cut.

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Apple says you can port iOS apps to the Mac next year

Apple has begun porting some of its simple apps to test out the porting approach now under development

Microsoft lost its antitrust suit almost two decades ago. What would be different if it had won?

A lot has changed in the tech sector since 1998. How much of that change is due to the landmark decision against Microsoft?

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Our favorite new features in macOS Mojave

MacOS Mojave will bring Dark Mode, desktop stacks, and iOS apps on Mac, among other highlights.

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iOS 12: All the WWDC reveals, from augmented reality to memoji, Siri, FaceTime and more

Apple's iOS 12 improvements will include faster performance for older phones, plus improvements in augmented reality, Siri, FaceTime and more.

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Apple finally tackles smartphone addiction with new Screen Time app, grouped notifications

Apple is finally addressing smartphone addiction and digital wellness in iOS 12, with major changes to Do Not Disturb and notifications, as well as a new Screen Time app.

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Shortcuts looks like the killer Siri feature we've been waiting for

In iOS 12, Siri can perform multiple actions at once with phrases you choose.

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iOS 12: ARKit 2 extends Apple's lead in mobile augmented reality

Here's what's new in ARKit 2. With multi-user environments, persistence, and a Measure app, Apple extends AR leadership.

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Apple patches Macs as it starts retirement clock for El Capitan

About one in eight Mac owners still runs OS X 10.11, which may only get one more update before gertting bumped off the support list.

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The 10 iPhone and iPad games you need to play from May 2018

You're sure to find something fun to play in this diverse bunch of new releases.

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How to enable Messages in iCloud on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Keep all your iMessages in sync with the best new feature of iOS 11.4.

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Apple releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 update with Messages in iCloud

Your Mac can finally connect to Messages in iCloud.

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Spoiler alert: Apple's WWDC 2018 is probably going to be boring, and that's the way it should be

Apple's WWDC 2018 keynote kicks off on Monday morning, and it's shaping up to be a pretty boring show. That's just what Apple needs right now.

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WWDC 2018: What to expect from Apple’s big event

iOS 12, MacOS, Siri, MacBooks, and more. What will Apple have in store for us this year?

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14 wireless chargers for Apple's iPhone X

Thinking about wireless charging now that the iPhone supports it? We've compiled a list of Qi-enabled chargers that will pair perfectly with Apple's top-end phone, as well as the iPhone 8 or 8+ and various Android devices.

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