Apple World Today Video Tip: Format a Flash or Hard Drive for Mac and PC Compatibility

Apple World Today Video Tip: Format a Flash or Hard Drive for Mac and PC Compatibility

One of our most popular old posts by Dennis Sellers shows how to use the macOS Disk Utility to set up a flash drive or hard drive so that it can transfer information between a Mac and a Windows PC. Currently, if you format a flash or hard drive in Apple’s APFS file system, copy data to it, and try to open it on a Windows 10 PC, you won’t be able to see the data. In this video, we show you how to use an older set of disk formats that can be used by both macOS and Windows 10 to format a transfer disk for compatibility.

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Strategy Analytics: Apple to place fourth among 5G smartphone makers -- next year

Strategy Analytics: Apple to place fourth among 5G smartphone makers -- next year

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global smartphone shipments will reach a modest five million units in 2019. Early 5G smartphone models will be expensive and available in limited volumes. Samsung, LG and Huawei will be the early 5G smartphone leaders this year, followed by Apple next year, according to the research group.

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Test-driving the Logitech Slim Folio Pro keyboard case for 2018 iPad Pro

Test-driving the Logitech Slim Folio Pro keyboard case for 2018 iPad Pro

This week we’re taking a close look at some accessories for the 2018 iPad Pro — yesterday we reviewed the DODOcase Smart Keyboard Folio Sleeve and today we’re looking at an alternative to Apple’s Smart Keyboard Folio. Accessory manufacturer Logitech has been making quality keyboards and keyboard cases for Apple devices for a long time, and their new product for the 2018 iPad Pro models (both 11- and 12.9-inch) is the Slim Folio Pro keyboard case ($119.99 for 11-inch, $129.99 for 12.9=inch).

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Keep Hackers In The Dark with Camera Guard 3 Pro, On Sale For $9.99

Keep Hackers In The Dark with Camera Guard 3 Pro, On Sale For $9.99

That nice webcam that’s installed on your iMac, iMac Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro works great for FaceTime and Skype calls, but did you know that with just a few lines of code on a website, a malicious hacker can take control of the camera and spy on you and your family without you knowing? That’s why we’re happy to have Camera Guard 3 Pro as our deal of the day — it’s a Mac app that protects your Mac’s webcam and microphone from unauthorized use and also keeps your Mac apps safe with a PIN.

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Apple and Qualcomm end litigation, agree on global patents and chipset supply

Apple and Qualcomm end litigation, agree on global patents and chipset supply

For years, Apple and Qualcomm have been locked in a very contentious battle over patents, with Qualcomm accusing Apple of stealing intellectual property and Apple responding by refusing to use Qualcomm chipsets in its designs. Today, the two companies agreed to dismiss all litigation and have reached a six-year license agreement (with a two-year option to extend) as well as a multi-year chipset supply agreement.

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Rumored ‘Sidecar’ feature for macOS 10.15 will benefit Macs and iPads

Rumored ‘Sidecar’ feature for macOS 10.15 will benefit Macs and iPads

According to 9to5Mac, Apple is planning a feature for the upcoming macOS 10.15 dubbed “Sidecar,” which will offer the functionality of the Luna Display (see my review) and Duet Display. In other words, it will allow an iPad to act as a secondary display (and more) when paired with your Mac.

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