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How to efficiently free up space and recover lost storage on your Mac

As our devices continually improve at capturing rich content like 4K video and bursts of high quality photos in a few seconds, and applications become increasingly powerful (and larger), our Macs often fill up faster than we expect.
There is always the option to offload your data to external drives or to iCloud Drive (or other cloud services), but it is often convenient or just preferred to hav…

macOS 10.12.3 beta includes new Display Brightness energy saving recommendation for extending battery life

Apple appears to be further optimizing macOS Sierra for battery performance after controversy over MacBook Pro battery life issues. macOS 10.12.3 beta 4 includes a new Display Brightness item under the Battery status indicator on the menu bar when checking which apps and features are using significant energy.
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Apple commemorates Martin Luther King Jr Day by devoting homepage to photo & quote

Apple is commemorating Martin Luther King Jr Day by devoting its homepage to a full-page photo and quote.

Commit yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights. You will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in.

Tim Cook also tweeted in honor of Dr King, who led the non-violent civil disobedience protests that played a crucial role in…

Latest absurd patent troll claim suggests Messages app infringes 2002 point-of-sale patent

Apple has been the subject of some pretty absurd patent troll claims over the years, and a new one seems determined to push the boundaries still further. Seatoun Media is claiming that Apple’s Messages app infringes a 2002 patent regarding a point-of-sale system, reports Patently Apple.
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Samsung’s Official Note7 Investigation Concludes Battery Was the Cause of Fires

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Samsung’s investigation into what caused some Galaxy Note7 smartphones to catch fire has concluded that the battery was the main reason, according to sources who spoke to Reuters on Monday.

Rumors had suggested Samsung pushed suppliers to meet tighter deadlines for an earlier launch in order to beat the iPhone 7, leading to critical oversights that led to some batteries catching fire. A person…

Jimmy Iovine says music not enough, confirms Apple’s interest in ‘pop culture’ TV shows

Apple exec Jimmy Iovine has lent weight to a WSJ report that Apple planned to offer scripted TV shows to Apple Music subscribers by the end of the year. The Hollywood Reporter reports Iovine telling TV critics that the company’s streaming music service needed to go beyond songs in order to grow.

The hope for Apple is that it will be better able to compete with streaming music competitors lik…

Amazon Unveils Curated TV Subscriptions Strategy with ‘Anime Strike’ Prime Channel

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Amazon launched Anime Strike this week, the company’s first self-branded content to appear under its Channels subscriptions program for Prime members.

Anime Strike offers U.S. Prime members access to over 1,000 anime TV shows and movies for an extra $4.99 per month on top of the $99 Prime subscription. Amazon says the channel will serve up seinen classics as well as weekly anime exclusives from…

Logic Pros: Give your low-end some Substance with Output’s latest bass engine for Logic

It’s 2017 and Logic Pros is back! We’re continuing down the ever-expanding rabbit hole of music creation on Mac and iOS this year with product reviews, tutorials, tips/tricks for Logic users, and much more. That includes a weekly installment (starting with this one!), and an upcoming Logic Pro X 101 guide for beginners.
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This week’s top stories: 10 year iPhone anniversary, iOS 10.2.1 betas, best new HomeKit accessories, incoming iPad updates & more

In this week’s top stories: Apple commemorates the 10 year iPhone anniversary, iOS 10.2.1 betas arrive, we give you the rundown on the best HomeKit accessories coming this year, more reports of an incoming iPad refresh, and much more.
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