Today

New M1 iMacs will ship with a new screen saver in macOS 11.3 RC entitled Hello, a not-so-subtle homage to the original Macintosh, and to the original iMac. The new Hello screen saver is available in macOS 11.3 RC, and can run on any M1 Mac with a little bit of finessing. Watch our hands-on video for more details.

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Yesterday

After numerous rumors, Apple finally introduced AirTag during today’s special event. Apple’s item tracker works based on the ultra-wideband U1 chip and relies on the Find My network to work even offline. However, an interesting detail that wasn’t mentioned during the keynote is that even Android users can identify an AirTag in Lost Mode.

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Apple today officially held its first event of the year with the tagline “Spring Loaded.” During the event, the company unveiled updates for the iPad Pro, iMac, its AirTag item trackers, and much more. Read on as we recap everything Apple announced during today’s event.

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While we were all focused on Apple’s special event today, the company was facing an unusual situation. The group behind the REvil ransomware claims to have confidential information about the engineering of Apple’s products, threatening the company for money in order to not release these files.

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In addition to updates to the MagSafe iPhone cases and Apple Watch bands, the company has also released two new colors for the iPad Smart Folio and Smart Covers. These new colors are “Electric Orange” and “Mallard Green.” They are available for all current iPad models.

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