iMore Show 694: The Best Use of Taffeta Since Prom Dresses

The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Watch, TV, Mac, and Apple!

COVID-19 is having a massive effect on the tech industry as companies deal with delayed component availability, missed revenue targets, and canceled trade shows. Focus is shifting to Apple and the possibility that this summer’s WWDC could be canceled. What’s the fear vs. reality of the situation?

How close is Apple coming to releasing a MacBook based on an ARM processor of their own design? Rumors are suggesting it could be as soon as 2021.

Last up, wireless OS recovery may be coming to iOS sooner than later. It paves the way for a future with portless phones, but also enables an iOS device to be recovered without the use of a computer.

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Will there be a WWDC in light of COVID-19
2021 MacBook may come with Apple-designed processor
A trackpad for iPad?

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Give your old 2012 Mac Mini new life and use it in 2020

The 2012 Mac Mini held a special place in many hearts thanks to how easy it was to upgrade. It remains Apple’s last properly upgradeable Mac Mini, and even in 2019 can be a pretty handy little computer with the right bits inside. Here we’ll walk you through breathing new life into your old Mac for not a lot of money.

Products used in this guide

New storage: Kingston 480GB SSD ($60 at Amazon)
More memory: Crucial 16GB RAM kit ($79 at Amazon)
Blowing cobwebs: Canned air ($14 at Amazon)
The right cable: AmazonBasics miniDP to DP ($9 at Amazon)
A second hard drive: Seagate Firecuda 1TB ($60 at Amazon)
Right tools: ORIA Magnetic Screwdriver set ($16 at Amazon)
Magic cable: Mac Mini second drive kit ($15 at Amazon)

What you’ll be upgrading

The 2012 model remains to this day Apple’s last, properly upgradeable Mac Mini. On more recent models, users have been able to upgrade some bits, such as the RAM in the 2018 release, but in the 2012 model, you can go ahead and get really crazy.

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Apple stänger av app efter nytt missbruk av enterprise-program

Apple har strypt appen Clearview AI:s utvecklarkonto efter ett avslöjat missbruk.

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March will bring Entei, Thundurus, Psychic Pokémon, and more to Pokémon Go

Excitement and Events await Trainers this March in Pokémon Go!

What you need to know

Niantic announced the Events for Pokémon Go for March 2020.
In addition to Giovanni captuiring the Legendary Beast, Entei, a Team GO Rocket Take-Over is coming.
Thundurus will take over Five Star Raids and weekends will feature Legendary Special Raids.
A Psychic Event and a mysterious weekend Event will also be happening.

Despite yesterday’s news that Pokémon Go Events for Sunday March 1, 2020 were canceled in Japan, South Korea, and Italy, Niantic announced today the Events for March and the list is quite impressive. Trainers will have ample opportunities to add a number of Legendary Pokémon to their collections with Legendary Special Raid Weekends, Thundurus taking over Five Star Raids, and Giovanni capturing Entei.

Starting March 2, 2020 at 1 PM PST, Thundurus will take over Five Star Raids. So, Trainers, if you haven’t caught Tornadus, you have just two days left! Thundurus, the Bolt St…

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Get far in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon using these tips and tricks

You’ll need to manage your items, teammates, and money if you want to do well in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon.

As the name implies, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX is all about going on rescue missions to save other Pokémon. That means there’s lots of battling, leveling up, and recruiting to do as you progress through the storyline. If you’re wanting to get far in this game without any majoy complications, there are a few things you should know. Here are some tips and tricks for Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX.

That Pokémon life

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX

$60 at Amazon

Pokémon dungeon crawl

You and your teammates dive into dungeons in order to save defenseless Pokémon. You’ll recruit new members to your team, level up your Pokémon, and earn points in the process.

Choose a good starter

The game starts off by having you complete a personality quiz, which assigns a Pokémon to you. However, you don’t have to stick with this suggestion. There…

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Student spends £1,200 on ’Macbook and iPhone’, gets two bottles of lemonade

Dre Twenti paid £1,200 for a MacBook Pro and three iPhone 11s, but ended up with lemonade.

What you need to know

A UK student was conned into paying £1,200 for 2 bottles of lemonade.
He actually thought he was getting a Macbook Pro and three iPhones.
The trickster even had receipts showing ”proof” of purchase, before switching the bags at the last second.

A UK student who thought he was buying a MacBook Pro and three iPhones was actually tricked into spending £1,200 ($1,500) on two bottles of lemonade.

According to Express and Star: Dre Twenti, from Tipton in the Midlands, says he and his girlfriend were approached by a stranger in the street, who asked him if he’d like to buy a laptop.

He says:

”I was asked if I’d like to buy a laptop which I thought was dodgy but still went and had a peek, it was a Apple Mac Pro.

”He also had few other items so I asked to take a look – three iPhone 11s.

”He showed me all the receipts which were brought from Liverpool Apple…

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Lady Gaga släpper ny musikvideo – filmad på Iphone

Lady Gaga gör comeback med en ny singel, och en musikvideo som filmats med en Iphone 11 Pro.

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How Apple can fix the HomePod for 2020

Seven years ago or so, when Apple first started working on the HomePod, they just wanted to make a great sounding speaker that you could drop anywhere in a room and that would sound great no matter where you dropped it or where you were standing to listen to it.

They were investing heavily in building up their audio engineering team and delving deeply into the concepts around computational audio. Hardware and software tightly integrated together. Apple’s forte. So what could possibly go wrong?

Well, in the time it took Apple to bring the HomePod to market, the market had changed. Amazon had shipped the Echo with Alexa, Google had begun replicating them, and, it turns out, Apple had brought a premium speaker to a commodity assistant market.

There have been a couple of software updates since, but nothing that set fire to the HomePod like the early, heady days of the iPhone, iPad, Watch, probably even Apple TV.

So, what can Apple do now? How can the HomePod be fixed?

I’m Rene Rit…

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Moving the Mac to ARM

Speculation about Apple transitioning some or all of its Mac computer lineup from Intel to Arm is running hot and heavy again. I’ve already written all about how Steve Jobs’ famous keynote announcing the previous PowerPC to Intel transition could be replayed almost note by note for an Intel to ARM transition. So, now I want to touch on what happens next: The transition itself.


A decade and a half ago, Intel was already making commodity x86 chips for everything from laptops to desktops to workstations. In other words, everything Apple needed.

Right now, publicly, Apple is only making custom ARM chips for tablets, phones, and even lower power devices.

Sure, those ultra-mobile tablet chips are, as they say, screamers, and in terms of power-efficiency put everything in the same class to utter, desolate shame, including and especially Intel. But, they’re still ultra-mobile chips. So, as is, they could probably power a new MacBook or MacBook Air really, really well. With inc…

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Protect your iPhone 8 with a case that’s great!

The iPhone 8 might be yesterday’s news, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth protecting, especially when its exterior made primarily of one material: glass. This means that you’ll probably want some kind of case to keep it safe and scratch-free. Whether you’re looking for a case that offers bare-bones protection or one that does a little more, this collection is sure to have something you’ll want.

Official Protection

Apple iPhone 8 Silicone Case

Staff Favorite

Apple’s own silicone iPhone 8 case offers no-frills protection for your new device, and it comes in several beautiful colors. The silicone is comfortable in your hand, and it offers the added benefit of keeping your iPhone from slipping to the ground.

$35 at Amazon

Luxury Leather

Apple Leather Case

Apple’s official leather case is an excellent option if you want something a little fancier than the Silicone case but still made by Apple. It comes in an assortment of excellent colors, from standards such as black and b…

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