Michael Potuck

@michaelpotuck

Editor for 9to5Mac and 9to5Google. You’ll find Michael’s articles most often on 9to5Mac where he writes the weekly ‘Become Tech Savvy’ series and also covers news, reviews, and how- to’s. Reach out to Michael with tips, deliberations, and feedback at michaelp@9to5mac.com

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Yesterday

AAPL: 145.82

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As Google’s Waymo announced a deal with Avis this morning to store and service a fleet of its autonomous vehicles, Apple is reported to be partnering with Hertz as a part of its self-driving vehicle efforts.

The arrangement between Waymo and Avis will be based on vehicle storage and light service while Waymo will retain vehicle ownership. In contrast, Apple’s deal with Hertz will include leasing a small number of Lexus RX450H vehicles, the same model it has been using since the California Department of Motor Vehicles approved Apple to test self-driving technology.

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June 22

AAPL: 145.63

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June 21

AAPL: 145.87

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June 20

AAPL: 145.01

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Uber has today announced the addition of tipping along with 7 more updates to how it handles earnings for its drivers. This announcement is the first of many changes the company is looking to implement as Uber shared its “180 Days of Change” campaign in an email to drivers as well as a press release.

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June 16

AAPL: 142.27

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June 14

AAPL: 145.16

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June 13

AAPL: 146.59

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The upcoming iMac Pro will be available this December and Apple shared that the base model will cost $4,999. However, some of the most impressive specs will be pricey upgrade options like an 18-Core processor, 128GB ECC memory, 4TB SSD, and more.

Apple hasn’t shared any pricing details on custom configuration options, but ZDNet has taken a fascinating in-depth look at estimating what you’ll need to fork over to obtain Apple’s most powerful iMac Pro…

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Apple released updates to its iWork suite for macOS today. The new versions include a new library of 500 professionally drawn shapes, more efficient auto-correction and text replacement options, added stock and currency features, improved language support, and more.

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electrek 

Two months ago Apple announced 96% of its worldwide energy now comes from renewable sources and also pledged to reach 100% by getting its supply chain to invest in renewable energy. Today Apple has announced it is issuing a $1 billion green bond to further its renewable initiatives…

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June 9

AAPL: 148.98

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June 5

AAPL: 153.93

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Now that Apple’s online store has been refreshed after today’s WWDC keynote we’re seeing a variety of new accessories available. Among the notable new products is the wireless Magic Keyboard with a numeric keypad.

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Apple has announced its augmented reality platform today, ARKit for iPhone and iPad…

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May 30

AAPL: 153.67

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As the amount of people who use a mobile phone number as their primary number grows, it feels like spam phone calls and text messages are growing as well. Let’s take a look at how to block calls on your iPhone as well as how to prevent a good portion of unwanted calls in the first place.

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9to5google 

Apple has launched a featured page on its website this week to commemorate and celebrate JFK’s centennial year. The new webpage features JFK history on a variety of topics and values, along with an app and resources for teachers to help students explore and learn more.

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May 29

AAPL: 153.61

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For the last few weeks I’ve been testing out the Apple Watch Strap by Survival Straps which is made with a mix of paracord and high quality stainless steel. While there are lots of cheap Apple Watch band options on the market, Survival Straps’ deliberate approach with custom craftsmanship and quality materials makes this product worth looking at.

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May 28

AAPL: 153.61

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iMessages are a great way to communicate with others from any of your Apple devices, however, sometimes they fail to send. Let’s take a look at what to do to get iMessage working properly.

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electrek 

May 27

AAPL: 153.61

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If you’re setting up a new iPhone or have recently replaced or reset your iPhone you may run into an iMessage issue where it is waiting for activation. Let’s take a look at what to do to get it to activate.

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