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Apple announced a new generation of the MacBook Air earlier this month at WWDC 2022 along with the new 13-inch MacBook Pro. However, while the MacBook Pro with the M2 chip is already available in stores, Apple said that the M2 MacBook Air will be available sometime in July. Now it seems that we finally have a release date for the M2 MacBook Air.

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TweetDeck is a powerful Twitter account manager that lets users explore the social network with specific features for more advanced users such as multiple columns to keep an eye on a specific account or keyword. Unfortunately, Twitter confirmed earlier this month that TweetDeck will no longer be available for Mac users.

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Apple is set to unveil the all-new iPhone 14 lineup this fall, bringing new features such as an always-on display and upgraded camera hardware. What about the iPhone 14 chip? As it turns out, things are going to be interesting this year. The iPhone 14 chip will be different than the iPhone 14 Pro chip for the first time.

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A source revealed to 9to5Mac that employee badges at Chicago’s 167 Green Street are now Apple Wallet compatible. Instead of having a physical badge, employees only need their iPhone or Apple Watch to connect to access their destination.

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It has been 15 years since the first iPhone was introduced by Steve Jobs, and a lot has changed since then. Each generation of the iPhone has brought unique advances that are sometimes hard to notice, but that have made a difference when we look back at the past. And that’s what I did with GRID iPhone frames.

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Apple is offering new perks and “white-glove experiences” to members who make an impact within its support community. These include unpaid support technicians who are active in helping answer user questions online regarding Apple products and services.

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Apple is debuting its new Stage Manager feature on Macs with macOS Ventura and iPadOS 16 for M1 iPads to help “make focusing on tasks and moving between apps and windows easier and faster than ever.” Follow along for a hands-on look at how to turn on Stage Manager on Mac, how it works, and how to use it.

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Tested: Twelve South HiRise 3 delivers one of my favorite MagSafe charging stations yet

Twelve South is now out with a new way to dock all of your Apple essentials into a single charging station with its just-released HiRise 3. Delivering 7.5W MagSafe support alongside an integrated spot for AirPods and Apple Watch, the 3-in-1 charger delivers one of the better values on the market – that is, if you already have 20W USB-C wall charger.

Do you foresee any online shopping sprees in your future? If you own an Apple Card, you may want to check the latest deal before it ends. Apple Card users can enjoy double daily cash back at select retailers (and select items) from now until the end of July.

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What were you doing on June 29, 2007? Some of you may say: on the line, waiting to buy the original iPhone. After being introduced a few months earlier, in January, the future of mobile was finally being made available to the public. Did you own the original iPhone when it launched 15 years ago? And, if so, what’s your favorite memory of the early days of this phone?

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Google makes its latest case on why iPhone users should switch to Android

Back in April, Google launched a “Switch to Android” iOS app that first worked with Pixel phones. Availability is now expanding to all Android 12 phones as Google makes its case for why iPhone users should switch.

Niantic is trying to prove that it’s more than its hitmaker Pokémon GO, but the company is not finding success at it, as Niantic will fire 8% of the staff while canceling four projects – including the anticipated game Transformers: Heavy Metal.

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The Pebblebee Card and Clip, like Apple’s AirTag, are Bluetooth-enabled item trackers. Using your iPhone, you can track down lost items like your wallet or keys. For this review, I’ve been trying the Pebblebee Card and Pebblebee Clip for a few weeks now. They’re essentially the same devices, just physically designed to track different items. Let’s see how both products stand up to AirTag…

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Firefox now automatically removes tracking parameters from URLs to enhance privacy

In the release of Mozilla Firefox 102 comes an important new privacy feature for users. This new tool strips parameters from URLs that track your internet usage.

Wednesday’s best deals: 10.2-inch iPad $309, official Apple MagSafe charger $36, more

It’s Wednesday! And all of today’s best mid-week deals are now headlined by Apple’s latest 10.2-inch iPad from $309. That’s alongside a chance to save on Apple’s official MagSafe charger for only the second time this year and the first price cut on TP-Link’s all-new energy monitoring HomeKit smart plugs. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

One of the first Apple Originals unveiled, SEE, will meet its season finale when the third part of the series launches later in August. Starring Jason Momoa, Apple TV+ just unveiled the first look at the final chapter in a new teaser video.

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Anyone who has signed in to a website or app knows that it can be a challenge to remember how you originally signed in to that website, app, or service. The popular password manager 1Password is rolling out a new feature to help you keep track of which service you used…

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Apple is expanding its engineering R&D hub in the Palestinian Authority, in the city of Rawabi. As of now, the company employs over 60 engineers, but it doesn’t disclose how many more roles it will open in the city, as it plans to “address an important regional matter.”

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Apple has launched a new way to support European developers in its App Store. Called Founders, it’s a new campaign aiming to spotlight smaller developers and their apps through editorials.

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Five years ago, Apple introduced the iPhone X. With a new design, powerful chip, new gestures, and a new unlock method, the Face ID, the Cupertino company paid a well-deserved tribute to the original iPhone, at the time, released ten years ago. Who would’ve thought that this innovative iPhone would be the oldest model to support iOS 16? For this 15-year anniversary, what does Apple have planned for its users?

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Snapchat Plus paid subscription is official, costs $3.99/month

Plans for a Snapchat Plus paid subscription were uncovered by a developer earlier this month, pushing the company to confirm that the option was in testing. Snap has today announced that the subscription is official, and launching this week …

Developers working on VR apps for Meta’s headsets have accused the Facebook owner of hypocrisy over commissions.

They say company founder Mark Zuckerberg described Apple’s 15-30% commissions as “monopoly rents,” yet Meta will take the exact same cuts from them for virtual reality apps …

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An FCC commissioner has called on both Apple and Google to delete TikTok from their respective app stores, giving the companies until July 8 to respond. It is not clear what measures the Federal Communications Commission might take if the companies do not comply.

The lengthy four-page letter says that TikTok is not a video-sharing app, but a “sophisticated surveillance tool” for the Chinese government …

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