Category: macOS


The public beta of macOS Catalina has been released. Review

On June 24, Apple released the first public beta of macOS Catalina, which was presented at a conference for WWDC developers. We talk about the main innovations.

More developer opportunities

A very important, albeit inconspicuous for ordinary users, Xcode received the update. In its 11th version, it became possible to visually preview a selected section of code. The editor received the support of the intelligent assistant, SwiftUI. In addition, it has new tools for rapid prototyping and visualization of the interface on various devices, also Catalyst, which allows porting applications created for iPad to Mac.

For example, thanks to Catalyst, the release of Gameloft’s Asphalt 9: Legends game, which Apple has already announced, has become possible.

New Augmented Reality Tools on Mac

Another new developer tool is an application for creating worlds in augmented reality Reality Composer.

Reality Composer creates …


Huawei head: Hongmeng will be the fastest operating system

The founder and CEO of Huawei, Ren Zhengfei, told the French magazine Le Point that he would be the Hongmeng operating system (alternatively Ark), which the company is working on.

According to the head of Huawei, Hongmeng will work not only on smartphones, but also on tablets and computers. There are even versions for routers and data centers.

Huawei hopes to release the fastest operating system. Ren Zhengfei promises that Hongmeng will be faster than iOS, Android and macOS.

Applications for Hongmeng, according to a top manager of Huawei, will be even more than in Google Play.

Read also our material “Why the conflict between the United States and China is a big chance for Huawei”.

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Popular application quietly activates Mac camera (updated)

Security researcher Jonathan Leitshu found a zero-day vulnerability in the Zoom video calling application on Mac computers. Malicious sites add users to macOS video conferencing without their knowledge.

This became possible due to the installation of local Zoom servers in macOS. They continue to work even after uninstalling the application and can reinstall it without the user's permission.

Zoom developers explained that a local server is needed to store information about settings. Updates to the Safari browser caused each time Zoom was launched, users had to re-configure the application. Chromium and Mozilla also discovered a vulnerability, but did not find a way to close it.

Representatives of the company have promised to release an update with the correction of an error this month.

In older versions of Zoom, Leitshu discovered a vulnerability to DDoS attacks.

UPD: Zoom released an update …


All that is known about the successor to the iPhone XS Max

In Chinese social network Weibo appeared the first information about the new upcoming iPhone models that Apple will introduce in the fall of 2019.

The most interesting innovation for smartphones can be the displays with a higher refresh rate in the interval from 90 to 120 Hz. Thus, Apple will be able to find a “middle ground” between the improved display refresh rate and battery life of the device.

Also, according to Weibo, the successor to the iPhone XS Max will be equipped with a …


Netflix fears the competition with Fortnite more than Apple c

Netflix published a report on financial indicators for the year 2018, which commented on the competition from other streaming services and Fortnite.

In 2018, the revenue of Netflix was 15.8 billion dollars, 4.1 billion more than in 2017. The number of subscribers grew by 22.9 million to 88,77 million.

Netflix is not afraid of competition from Hulu, because this is a streaming service, the average viewing time is less than YouTube. In addition, Hulu is available only in the United …


Analysts believe that Apple will continue to cooperate with Qualcomm

Despite the rumors that Apple will use 5G modems Intel iPhone 2020, analysts from Barclays believe that the company will change its decision and will continue to cooperate with Qualcomm.

Macrumors received a copy of the internal document Barclays, which says that “Apple has all the chances to use 5G modems Qualcomm in their phones 2020”. Analysts also believe that this transaction could lead to the settlement of legal conflict.

This is a very bold statement, considering that the …


Wallpaper for iPhone in honor of the birthday of Winnie the Pooh

18 January 2019 marks the 93 years the most recognizable bear in the world. In honor of this we chose five of the most adorable Wallpapers with Winnie the Pooh for your iPhone.






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Is it worth buying refurbished iPhone

A Reddit user asked to share opinions about problems with Apple devices restored and added that he is thinking about buying a restored iPad. In comments came from a former Apple employee.

According to the employee, who spent seven years in customer support Genius Bar, do not worry about the quality of the restored Apple devices. The company is very meticulously monitors the quality of repairs and full testing of rebuilt (in the USA know them as Refurbished, Russia — “as new”) …


The hackers posted a database of 773 millions of e-mail addresses and 22 million passwords

More 87 gigabytes of passwords and addresses was leaked. The data collected in the folder “Collection # 1” and uploaded it to a cloud service MEGA and “popular hacking forum”.

Hackers have built a formidable database of nearly 773 million e-mail addresses and 22 million unique passwords. This was told by Troy hunt, a specialist in the field of computer security. For the first time the Internet got 140 million addresses and 10 million passwords, other data were previously published. …