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Michael Potuck

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Editor for 9to5Mac and 9to5Google. You’ll find Michael’s articles most often on 9to5Mac where he covers news, reviews, and how-tos. Reach out to Michael with tips, deliberations, and feedback at potuck@9to5mac.com

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U.S. intervention in Apple’s Irish tax case rejected by EU court

The latest development in Apple’s long running $15B Irish tax case is an EU court shooting down a request from the U.S. government to become involved.

It was recently discovered in a support document for Apple Configurator 2 that the iMac Pro may become unresponsive and will need to be restored in certain situations like a power failure during an update.

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December 14

Dropbox Paper update brings refreshed UI, enhanced editing, and more to iOS

An update today to the Dropbox Paper app for iPad and iPhone introduces a refreshed and enhanced editor, the option to create to-dos, new calendar integrations, and a new UI for iPad.

The FCC has today voted to repeal net neutrality policies put in place in 2015 during the Obama administration.

While today’s outcome isn’t much of a surprise, the proposed plan drew more and more criticism and concern from individuals as well as businesses and organizations in the lead up to today’s vote.

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Satechi unveils new USB C ‘Clamp Hub Pro’ for iMac and iMac Pro

Alongside iMac Pro preorders starting today, Satechi has announced a new USB C hub for iMac Pro and iMac that neatly mounts underneath the machine with a clean and functional design.

iMac Pro VESA Mount Kit sold separately, installed by user

Along with the iMac Pro availability today, we’re finding out more details about accessories and options. Apple has changed how it handles its VESA mount, giving iMac Pro users flexibility to change between using the stand and mount as they please.

December 13

Whether you’re thinking of your own wish list or looking for gifts for others, picking up some gear to make traveling easier and more fun are sure to be appreciated. Follow along for options from $10 that are useful for traveling near or far.

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How to combine multiple screenshots into a single image on iPhone

iOS 11 brought some nice improvements to screenshots, but one feature we didn’t get was the ability to take scrolling screenshots or an integrated way to stitch them together. Let’s take a look at an easy way to do so.

T-Mobile has today shared that it will be entering the TV market next year with its own streaming service. To make this possible, the carrier has announced that it is acquiring Layer3 TV, which refers to itself as a “next generation cable company.”

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December 12

AirPort firmware updates arrive with important security fixes

[Update: Apple’s release notes detail that these updates include fixes for the KRACK and Broadpwn vulnerabilities.]

Apple has today released firmware updates for its AirPort devices, including the AirPort Time Capsule, AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Express.

A new report today from Variety shares that Apple has hired two new executives for its original content efforts with one coming from Hulu and the other from Legendary Entertainment.

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Twelve South releases new slick HiRise Pro stand for iMac and iMac Pro

Twelve South has today released its latest Mac accessory alongside Apple’s announcement that iMac Pro orders will start on December 14. Even if you don’t plan on splurging on the $5,000+ iMac Pro, this new slick accessory will work for any iMac as well as many displays.

December 11

Last week, news of a Google-found iOS exploit caught the attention of the developer community and opened up the potential for the first iOS 11 jailbreak. Now, the kernel vulnerability has been publicly shared.

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Apple has released a statement today sharing that it will be donating $1 million towards relief efforts for ongoing Southern California wildfires. This adds to the millions the company has donated this year for disaster relief.

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December 8

It’s easy to focus on the new tech we’ll see from Apple and its flagship iPhones in the coming years after the iPhone X has paved a whole new course. However, iDrop News today has shared an interesting concept for how the iPhone X might influence its entry-level models. Yep, iPhone X meets iPhone 5c.

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Google’s Project Zero, a team focused on discovering vulnerabilities in others companies’ software, appears set to release an exploit it recently found in iOS 11. While the vulnerability has been patched with iOS 11.2, the exploit may allow for the first publicly available jailbreak for iOS 11.

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December 6

Apple’s latest machine learning journal entry describes how it discovers popular emoji and more

Apple has shared its latest white paper via its machine learning journal. Today’s entry is “Learning with Privacy at Scale” and covers specific algorithms Apple is using with differential privacy to improve product features with some specific use cases like discovering popular emoji.

Apple posts new job positions for ‘Path Forward’ return to work program

Apple has posted new job positions in conjunction with Path Forward’s Spring 2018 San Francisco return to work program.

December 5

[Update: Apple has shared a new video on its YouTube channel promoting Apple Pay Cash called How to send money on iPhone, check it out below.]

While Apple Pay Cash started rolling out yesterday, the new feature has just gone live for many users today. Follow along for a look at how to set up Apple Pay Cash and the various ways to use it.

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December 4

While features that were announced for iOS 11 back at WWDC this past June are still rolling out to users, the latest iOS version has been out long enough for users, developers, and designers to put thought into what iOS 12 should bring to the table. Now, an iOS 12 wishlist based on highly requested features shows us what Apple could have in store for the next major iOS update.

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