Need to Run Windows on Your Mac? This Discounted Software Bundle Does That and More.

Get Parallels Desktop for an unbeatable price. Grow Your Business, Not Your Inbox Stay informed and join our daily newsletter now! June 3, 2020 2 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. Remember those “I’m a Mac” ads? If you believed them, you’d be convinced that Macs can do everything and PCs can do practically nothing. That, of course, is not entirely true. There are benefits and drawbacks to both systems, one of the primary drawbacks being that you can’t run one operating system on the other machine. That is, not without some extra software. Parallels Desktop is a top 15 grossing app in the Mac App Store, trusted by more than seven million users because it makes […]

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5 Accessories Under $40 That Make Your MacBook Even More Functional

Improve your laptop’s functionality with these tools. February 28, 2020 3 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. On its own, a MacBook is a highly functional device, but pair it with other accessories, and the laptop can run at its peak efficiency. Plus, if these add-ons are designed ergonomically, they can also ensure that you’re working at peak efficiency, too.  The products you’ll find real added value in for your workplace setup include a protective case, keyboard, ergonomic mouse, laptop stand and a power meter, which can ensure safe charging. Consider these five top-rated options below your starter pack of essentials when it comes to MacBook accessories.  As an added incentive, all five of these options are also […]

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Apple Ordered to Pay Employees for Time Lost to Bag Searches

The company broke California’s labor laws, the state’s supreme court ruled. February 14, 2020 2 min read This story originally appeared on Endgadget Apple broke the law in California by failing to pay employees while they waited for mandatory bag and iPhone searches, the state’s supreme court has ruled. The fight began over six years ago, when Apple Store employees sued the company, saying they were required to clock out before being searched for stolen merchandise or trade secrets. The workers felt they were still under Apple’s control during that five to 20 minute process and should therefore be compensated. Apple in turn argued that the employees could choose not to bring their bags or iPhones, thus avoiding a search in the first place. Apple won an earlier battle in district court, but the case went to the California Supreme Court on appeal. There, the judges ruled that Apple workers were “clearly under Apple’s […]

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Taika Watiti Slams Apple’s Keyboards After Oscar Win

February 10, 2020 2 min read This story originally appeared on Engadget Winning an Academy Award makes you feel like you’re ruler of the world, at least for the rest of Oscar night. Taiki Waititi, winning a gong for best adapted screenplay, started issuing demands of his favorite technology company shortly after leaving the stage. When asked by reporters about the forthcoming Writers’ Guild of America negotiations, the director focused his ire on Apple. Specifically, its keyboards, which the director says are “impossible to write on.” “They’ve gotten worse,” said Waititi, “it makes me want to go back to PCs,” emphasizing in his own way his preference for deeper key travel and stronger resistance. He also said that the narrowness of the keys were inflaming issues with his shoulder and tendons, which is an issue if you’re spending plenty of time writing. Of course, the director, who made his name with […]

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Steve Wozniak Still Gets a $50 Paycheck Each Week From Apple

He’s mostly a figurehead at this point, but Wozniak says he’s the ‘only person who received a paycheck every week since we started the company.’ February 6, 2020 2 min read This story originally appeared on Business Insider Steve Wozniak is still an employee at Apple, and his paycheck is about $50 per week after savings and taxes, the Apple cofounder said in an interview with Guy Kawasaki.  “I’m still an Apple employee — the only person who’s received a paycheck every week since we started the company,” Wozniak said in a podcast interview released on Wednesday and covered by 9to5Mac. After savings and taxes, Wozniak said he gets “$50 a week or something into my bank account.”  Wozniak said that while the amount is small, he has stayed on the payroll at Apple “out of loyalty.”  “What could I do that’s more important in my life?” Wozniak said. “Nobody’s gonna fire me, […]

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Apple News’ 2020 Presidential Election Coverage Includes Livestreams

Apple’s News app pulls together election guides and live news. February 4, 2020 2 min read This story originally appeared on Engadget Like Apple’s done during previous election years, it’s announced special dedicated Apple News coverage for the presidential election, just in time for those tricky caucuses. Sources will include most major US news networks and outlets, including CBS, CNN, FiveThirtyEight, Fox News, NBC, ProPublica, Reuters, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. All the stories and information can be accessed through the News app across iPhone, iPad and Macs. Apple says it’ll include content and guides for readers from “all political viewpoints”, and will include live coverage of Super Tuesday, both the Democratic and Republican conventions and election night itself. Real-time election results from AP can be monitored inside the Apple News app now, with the ability to check out county-by-county results and other tracking metrics. No word on how […]

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Apple Envisions a Mac Made From a Sheet of Curved Glass

January 27, 2020 2 min read This story originally appeared on Engadget Apple is known to explore unusual Mac designs, but its latest may be more eye-catching than most. The company has applied for a patent on a desktop Mac design whose main body consists of a single, curved sheet of glass — a wedge at the back could both house processing components and prop up the design. A slot at the bottom center would let you slot a keyboard through, and Apple even envisions the possibility of altering the curve to adjust the display angle or fold the system shut. One section of the patent imagines sliding a MacBook’s keyboard section through the slot, suggesting this design could also be used for a laptop dock instead of a full-fledged computer. This isn’t a product roadmap for Apple — we wouldn’t count on a curved-glass Mac like this arriving soon, if at all. […]

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Apple’s Rare CES Appearance Was Another Privacy Pitch

The company’s latest marketing strategy is touting its commitment to consumer data privacy January 8, 2020 3 min read This story originally appeared on Endgadget It had been 28 years since Apple last made an official trip to CES until today when Jane Horvath, the company’s senior director for global privacy, appeared on a panel discussing consumer privacy. Touting privacy, of course, has become one of the company’s main marketing strategies. The pitch is that, in a post-Cambridge Analytica world that’s become an arms-race for consumer data, Apple alone — not Google, Amazon or Facebook — can be trusted with personal information. Its business comes from hardware and software (and maybe now entertainment), not trafficking user data. Apple CEO Tim Cook has been vocal about it and his company has both introduced new privacy features and trolled its competitors. But for those expecting a three-way dust-up between Apple, Facebook and the FTC at CES, there […]

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Score ‘Parallels Desktop’ and 12 More Essential Mac Apps Today During This Limited-Time Sale

Jump on the Mac app bundle before it’s gone. December 2, 2019 2 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. The standard-issue apps on your Mac are fine, but they won’t let you really get the most out of your computer. If you want to reach new heights with your productivity and organization, you need some third-party software. However, most top apps cost money. That’s why you buy them bundled, like in The 2020 Limited Edition Mac Bundle. This bundle includes 13 top apps, some of which are award-winners, all for just $59.99 ($36 with code CMSAVE40). Check out what you’ll get: Parallels Desktop 15: This top-15 grossing app in the App Store allows you to run thousands […]

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What It’s Like to Design Apple’s Retail Stores Alongside Steve Jobs

Tim Kobe, CEO of Eight Inc. and X Eight Ventures, discusses what it means to successfully adapt your design plans. November 21, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. On this episode of The Playbook, Tim Kobe, CEO of Eight Inc. and X Eight Ventures, shares his ideas on: Why a career in design should be treated as a lifelong learning opportunity [3:07]. The importance of prototyping offline before launching a product or location [8:29]. What it means to connect to your customers by designing human experience [11:44]. How Steve Jobs taught him to focus on people with his design and not profit [14:00]. Related: Cracking the Code for Making Money With Jordan Belfort Read_More Related posts: What Steve Jobs Taught Me About Success 5 Inspirational Tips From My ‘Day in the Life of Steve Jobs’ Even Steve Jobs Knew When to Let Go of Tasks — Now […]

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4 Features That Make Apple AirPods Pro Supremely Versatile

There’s a good reason they remain the gold standard of wireless listening convenience. November 3, 2019 2 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. When Apple released the AirPods, they completely revolutionized the headphone industry. Bluetooth headphones existed before but they didn’t become as ubiquitous as they are today until the AirPods took the world by storm. And why not? The tiny earbuds fit easily in your ear, deliver outstanding sound, and allow you to listen to your music without worrying about tangled or caught wires. Now, Apple’s taken it a step further with the AirPods Pro, which may just establish a new standard for wireless listening tech. Why? Ready to discover the gold standard of wireless listening? […]

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Apple Is Expected to Launch 3 New iPhones This Year. Here’s Everything We Know So Far.

Potential changes include a new three-lens camera system and the ability to use the iPhone as a charging pad for other products. August 22, 2019 9 min read This story originally appeared on Business Insider Apple typically introduces new iPhones each September, and it looks as though 2019 is shaping up to be no different. Keeping with the pattern in 2017 and 2018, Apple is widely expected to debut three new iPhones in 2019 — and it sounds as if one of the biggest changes could be a triple-lens camera system. Apple’s iPhone launches draw massive attention from news outlets, consumers and Wall Street, and that’s bound to be the case more than ever in 2019 as the company grapples with falling iPhone sales. In its fiscal third quarter earnings report, Apple revealed that iPhone revenue fell yet again compared to the same quarter a year ago, dropping from $29.5 billion in […]

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Apple Is Ramping Up R&D to Find Its Next Big Product

Amid stagnant growth and declining profits, Apple is pouring money into research and development. August 2, 2019 3 min read This story originally appeared on PCMag Apple’s Q3 earnings came with good news and bad news. The tech giant’s services segment continues to grow steadily and helped buoy Apple’s overall revenue growth, but profits dipped more than 12 percent amid declining iPhone sales. Though Apple’s services, wearables, and accessories products are still showing healthy growth, the iPhone has been its cash cow for a decade. As the smartphone market stalls and iPhone sales stagnate, Apple needs a breakthrough technological innovation the likes of which we haven’t seen much of during the Tim Cook era. And the company knows it. So it’s not surprising that Apple spent a higher percentage of its total sales revenue in Q3 on research and development than it had in any quarter since before the launch of the iPhone. The company spent […]

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WSJ Report on Jony Ive Is ‘Absurd’

The CEO claimed the article shows a ‘lack of understanding’ about Apple. July 2, 2019 2 min read This story originally appeared on Engadget A lengthy Wall Street Journal article described design chief Jony Ive leaving Apple as a process that started long before it was announced last week, and specifically linked it to issues with CEO Tim Cook. The article claimed Ive was “dispirited” by Cook’s lack of interest in design — particularly in comparison to Steve Jobs — and now Cook has responded in an email to NBC News reporter Dylan Byers. Exclusive: In scathing email, Apple CEO Tim Cook tells me the @WSJ report about Jony Ive’s departure — and his frustration with Cook’s alleged lack of interest in design — is “absurd.” Says reporting and conclusions “don’t match with reality.” Full story coming soon @NBCNews … pic.twitter.com/QX9L4MvjFs — Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) July 1, 2019 In the message, Cook called the story “absurd” and said its […]

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Jony Ive Reportedly Felt That Tim Cook Wasn’t Interested in Design

Ive was often absent from key product meetings, according to the WSJ. July 1, 2019 3 min read This story originally appeared on Engadget Jony Ive’s departure was made official last week, but may have begun years ago because of Apple’s shift in focus from design to operations, according to the WSJ and Bloomberg. Citing multiple unnamed sources, the reports stated that Ive was “dispirited” by Tim Cook’s lack of interest in design, especially considering the close synergy he shared with former Apple CEO Steve Jobs. At the same time, Ive was coming into Apple’s offices much less often than before, “straining the cohesion central to product development,” the WSJ stated. Ive reportedly started showing up at Apple’s offices less often after the release of the Watch. Rather than an iPhone peripheral, Ive saw it was a fashion accessory, clashing with Apple executives over how to position it. The resulting device, at $349, sold only 10 million […]

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iPhone Designer Jony Ive to Leave Apple to Start His Own Firm

June 28, 2019 2 min read This story originally appeared on PCMag Jony Ive, the major designer behind the iPhone, is leaving Apple later this year to start his own company. Ive’s new firm will also focus on design and count Apple as among its primary clients. “Apple will continue to benefit from Jony’s talents by working directly with him on exclusive projects,” company CEO Tim Cook said in the announcement. Ive has been at the company since 1992 and he currently serves as Apple’s chief design officer. “While I will not be an [Apple] employee, I will still be very involved — I hope for many, many years to come,” Ive told The Financial Times in an interview. “This just seems like a natural and gentle time to make this change.” For almost three decades, Ive has been Apple’s main hardware designer on the major products, including the iPod, the iPad and MacBooks, […]

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Everything You Need to Know

With macOS Catalina, Apple is replacing iTunes with three separate apps: Music, TV and Podcasts. June 7, 2019 4 min read This story originally appeared on PCMag As expected, Apple announced the demise of iTunes at WWDC 2019 this week, but it’s not as simple as killing the aging software and calling it a day. Apple’s iTunes has been its primary media library, media player, and iPhone management tool since 2001, but with the release of macOS Catalina, it will be going away for good, at least on Macs. Naturally, this creates a lot of questions. Here’s what you need to know. Is iTunes Really Dead? The short and easy answer is yes, iTunes will be eliminated as a standalone app with the next update to macOS. That’s expected in the fall of 2019, when Catalina arrives to replace Mojave. Instead of having one app that handles all your music, movies, TV, and podcasts, […]

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Developers File Antitrust Lawsuit Against Apple over App Store

The Supreme Court recently ruled that both iPhone owners and iOS developers can bring antitrust lawsuits against Apple over its app store practices. June 5, 2019 3 min read This story originally appeared on PCMag Two iOS developers have filed a class action lawsuit against Apple on claims the company’s App Store is a monopoly. The lawsuit from California resident Donald R. Cameron and Illinois-based Pure Sweat Basketball is demanding an end to Apple’s control over the iOS ecosystem as the only official provider for iPhone apps. “There is no reason to believe that other reputable vendors, including Amazon, for example, could not host an app store and provide a trustworthy app-distribution system if Apple were to open up its system to other providers,” claims the lawsuit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for northern California. The legal complaint arrives weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that both iPhone owners […]

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All the Important Stuff From Apple’s WWDC Keynote

We got a glimpse of the new Mac Pro, iOS 13 and a wave of new features to better integrate Apple devices. June 4, 2019 7 min read This story originally appeared on Engadget Apple unveiled a slew of new features and updates at this year’s WWDC that will impact every corner of its ecosystem. In addition to iOS 13, macOS Catalina and watchOS 6, Apple also unveiled the new iPadOS for, you guessed it, the iPad. Users can expect a long-awaited dark mode in iOS, a more natural-sounding Siri, an Apple Watch that can stream audio and an array of new editing features for Photos. Software changes weren’t the only announcements at this year’s WWDC, though. As expected, we’re also getting a new Mac Pro this fall, complete with a new 6K Retina display with a revolving stand. Consumer demands for more security were also addressed with much-needed privacy […]

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Apple Launches a New iPod Touch

It’s been nearly four years since the 6th generation iPod touch was released, but today Apple upgraded it with an A10 Fusion chip, augmented reality, and Group FaceTime. May 28, 2019 2 min read This story originally appeared on PCMag Today, Apple surprised everyone by announcing the iPod touch is getting a better-late-than-never hardware refresh just in time for the summer months. The new iPod touch retains the 1136-by-640 (326ppi) 4-inch display of the previous generation, but upgrades the internals to use an A10 Fusion processor for running iOS 12. The quad-core A10 was first used for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, but also made its way into the 2018 iPad ($249.00 at Amazon), and it’s a major step up from the dual-core Apple Typhoon chip powering the old iPod touch. You can argue it’s an old processor, but there’s only a low resolution display to deal with and the upgrade allowed Apple to […]

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