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Apple’s Merged iPad, Mac Apps Leave Developers Uneasy, Users Paying Twice

Headlines

Company now lets iPad apps run on Mac computers, but developers say it’s more work than expected.

Apple rejected the app, HKmap.live, from the App Store, but it reversed that decision only a few days later and made it available for download. As of October 10th, it’s been taken out of the store, basically reversing the original reversal.

macOS Catalina, the latest version of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, is now available as a free software update.

News

Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook defended the company’s decision to remove a mapping app in Hong Kong, saying on Thursday that the company received “credible information” from authorities indicating the software was being used “maliciously” to attack police.

Apple has removed US publication Quartz’s mobile news app from the Chinese version of its App Store over complaints from the country’s government. According to Quartz, this is due to the publication’s ongoing coverage of the Hong Kong protests, and the company says its entire website has also been blocked from being accessed in mainland China.

Reviews

Ironically, Apple chose to name this year’s update to macOS after an island. Since the iPhone and iOS took off, macOS has sometimes felt like an island isolated from the rest of the company’s OSes, but the goal articulated by the company at WWDC this year was quite the opposite.

Catalyst is in some ways a miraculous technology – just click a check box and instantly have a working Mac version of your app.

This summer, Apple finally revealed the design and specifications of its new Mac Pro. It’s Apple’s first significantly updated tower model in a decade, and the first designed from scratch since the imposing aluminum PowerMac G5 originally arrived back in 2003. Here’s a look at what the new Mac Pro will deliver for pro users and the strategy behind its radically new redesign.

Since the iPhone 11 announcement, theories have abounded that Apple’s new U1 wireless chip is actually a Decawave Ultra Wideband DW1000. But it turns out the iPhone’s ultra wideband chip is Apple’s own design, and they have some exciting plans for it.

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Apple shares are currently trading above the $234 mark on the intraday market, setting a new all-time high for the company.

Finally

So, three questions, no answers:

- When was HKmap.live “used maliciously to target individual officers for violence”?

- When was it used to “victimize individuals and property where no police are present”?

- What local laws in Hong Kong does it violate?

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