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Today, Parallels announces the release of Parallels Desktop 18 for Mac. Parallels Desktop 18 includes substantial enhancements to the core, changes to enable IT managers to deploy Parallels and Windows across their environments, and support for the latest macOS operating systems. For Mac users who need to run Windows applications, Parallels 18 aims to simplify the process and speed up workflows. Users can run over 200,000 Windows apps and classic games on macOS using Parallels 18. This new version comes in three different flavors depending on your business (or gaming) needs. Let’s dive into what’s new.

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While iMessage is getting the option to “unsend” messages for the first time with iOS 16 beta, WhatsApp already provides a similar feature. However, the Meta (Facebook)-owned messaging app is now releasing an update that will let users delete messages up to two days after they were sent.

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The Microsoft Edge web browser, which is available not only for Windows but also for macOS and Linux, has been updated this week with some new features. With the latest update, Microsoft Edge users can now enable a new Enhanced Security Mode that makes web browsing safer on unknown websites.

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OtterBox is stepping up the benefits it offers with its screen protectors today. Going beyond the lifetime warranty of replacing broken iPhone screen protectors and cases, the company will now additionally cover up to $150 for replacing your iPhone screen if it breaks while using Amplify or Alpha OtterBox screen protectors.

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The HBO Max app for iPhone and iPad has received a major update this week with SharePlay support, reliability improvements, and more. WarnerMedia says that this completes its goal of bringing all HBO Max apps to a “new, more performant tech stack.”

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Apple on Monday released iOS 16 beta 5 to developers. As we’re only a month away from the official release of iOS 16 to the public, today’s beta comes with only a few minor changes – although some of them are quite interesting. One of these changes is a new sound alert used by the Find My app for when users ping a lost iPhone or iPad.

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In addition to the new battery percentage icon in the status bar, iOS 16 beta 5 includes another useful new feature. Now, when you take a screenshot in iOS 16, you’ll see a handy new option to “Copy and Delete” that screenshot…

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The battery percentage has finally been added back to the status bar with today’s release of iOS 16 beta 5. This addresses one of the most common iOS requests since Apple removed the icon with the release of the iPhone X.

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iOS 16 beta 5 and iPadOS 16 beta 5 are now rolling out to developers, two weeks after the fourth beta was released. The last iOS 16 brings a number of changes, including updates to the Lock Screen, new wallpaper options, and more. iOS 16 beta 5 will continue refining these new features…

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macOS 13 Ventura beta 5 is finally available to developers. Apple is seeding a new build to developers to keep testing what’s next for the company’s computers. It’s also been a month since the company released its public beta version and a revised version to developers.

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tvOS 16 beta 5 is now available to developers as Apple aims for a September release of this operating system. Although the company almost forgot about tvOS 16 during the WWDC 2022 keynote, there are some features users should be excited about when it launches next month.

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watchOS 9 beta 5 is here. After delaying a day the release of watchOS 9 beta 4 regarding the other betas, Apple is now seeding its fifth version of the upcoming operating system for the Apple Watch. It’s also been a month since the company released watchOS 9 first public beta.

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It’s early August, and that can only mean one thing: iPhone 14 event date predictions! Guessing when Apple will announce the new iPhone isn’t all that challenging — pandemics and global supply constraints withstanding. Based on a decade of dates and current conditions, here is our best guess and how we decided.

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Curious what display Apple has put in its iPhones over the years or the specs your current iPhone display has? Follow along for a look at the complete iPhone display list for the size, resolution, pixels per inch (ppi), brightness, and more that’s found on the screen of every iPhone model.

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Monday’s best deals: iPad Air 4 $149 off clearance, Anker iPhone accessories from $9, more

We’re back with another round of the best deals, and to kick off the week, a notable clearance sale has gone live on iPad Air 4 at $149 off. That’s alongside official iPhone 13 MagSafe Leather Cases at $36 and the latest batch of Anker iPhone accessories from $9. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

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An industry body whose prominent members include Apple has claimed that there is no support for the tech antitrust bill which could threaten the App Store.

It’s now looking increasingly unlikely that two antitrust bills will make it to a vote before the summer recess – and that raises the prospect that they may be completely sidelined …

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The names of many iOS apps are changing as even big brands engage in keyword spamming

The effectiveness of keyword spamming on the App Store is leading developers of many apps to change the names of their apps – including those owned by major brands …

The Apple mixed reality headset is expected to be unveiled next year. As we still have at least a few more months until we can take a look at Apple’s next big product, a report indicates that it will use LG’s OLEDoS display technology.

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Update: Twitter has rather belatedly confirmed that a hacker was able to expose the account details, though the company has not commented on the 5.4M number. See statement at the end of the piece.

A Twitter data breach has allowed an attacker to get access to the contact details of 5.4M accounts. Twitter has confirmed the security vulnerability which allowed the data to be extracted.

The data – which ties Twitter handles to phone numbers and email addresses – has been offered for sale on a hacking forum, for $30,000 …

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AAPL acquisitions have fallen dramatically in the past couple of years, according the company’s regulatory filings.

Apple spent $1.5B on buying companies in fiscal 2020, falling to just $33M in 2021 and $169M in the first nine months of its 2022 fiscal year …

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Netflix is trying to diversify its income as the company launched last year a video game catalog for iOS and Android users. While the streaming service already offers 24 games and plans to add 26 more by the end of the year, a study showed less than 1% of its subscribers are playing the games.

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There’s good news if you own LIFX smart home products. Although the company went bust back in April, an acquisition means that LIFX lives on.

Global lighting giant Feit Electric has bought the brand, and says that it will support existing products, introduce new ones, and improve the app …

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A Taiwanese report says that Apple had told its suppliers to boost initial iPhone 14 production from 90M units to 95M, an increase of more than 5%.

In response, lead iPhone assembler Foxconn is said to have substantially increased its recruitment bonus for iPhone workers …

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