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Kuo: Apple to include new scissor switch keyboard in 2019 MacBook Air and 2020 MacBook Pro

Apple is apparently set to ditch the butterfly mechanism used in MacBooks since 2015, which has been the root of reliability issues and its low-travel design has also not been popular with many Mac users.

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iOS 13 beta 3 suggests new wired method for transferring data between devices

Earlier today, Apple released the third developer betas of iOS 13, iPadOS 13, tvOS 13, watchOS 6 and macOS Catalina. While new betas are usually focused mostly on performance improvements and bug fixes, it’s not uncommon for new features to be discovered.

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What’s new in iOS 13 beta 3?

Apple today released the third developer betas of iOS 13, iPadOS 13, macOS Catalina, tvOS 13, and watchOS 6. Read on for a full roundup of all of the changes in today’s new betas.

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Confirmed: Samsung’s new iPhone XS Max rival will arrive on August 7

Samsung today issued invites for a big Galaxy Unpacked event on August 7. The South Korean company is expected to unveil its newest rival to the iPhone XS Max — the much-anticipated Galaxy Note 10.

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You can now enjoy Spotify Stations on the road with CarPlay

Spotify has updated its Spotify Stations app with support for CarPlay. The app is intended to provide a radio station-like experience, which customizes itself to your tastes.

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Apple finds issue w/ logic board in some 2018 MacBook Airs, offers free repair

Apple has confirmed in an internal document to repair staff that it’s identified an issue with the main logic board in what it says is a “very small number” of MacBook Air models. Apple Stores and authorized repair staff have been informed to replace the main logic board in affected machines at no cost to customers, according to the document obtained by 9to5Mac.

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Google․com testing ‘Search’ button that replaces ‘magnifying glass’ icon

One recent trend in interface design has been to replace icons with text buttons. Aimed at reducing confusion by being explicit about the nature of an action, Google.com is now testing a “Search” button.

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Lyd lets you use Sonos with your Apple Watch

When the Apple Watch hit the market in 2015, the smart watch appealed as a great way to put a Sonos speaker remote on your wrist. I asked the founder and former CEO of Sonos about the idea during a briefing on the soon-to-debut Sonos Play:5. He didn’t rule it out:

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Jony Ive to depart Apple, form his own independent design company

Apple’s chief design officer Jony Ive is leaving the company after more than 20 years. Ive will form his own independent design firm. Apple will be a client of Ive’s new design firm, but he will not be an Apple employee.

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Google is now the official supporter of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games

Google is set to become a ‘supporter’ for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics after announcing the partnership in an official blog post.

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