Five new Mac models pop up in regulatory documents, suggesting imminent release

An international regulator is showing five unannounced Apple Mac models running macOS Big Sur, although unusually, the new listing also includes multiple Macs and iOS devices that have previously been registered.

Four new entries in the Eurasian Economic Commission’s regulatory database together list a total of 64 Apple devices — though only five have not appeared before. It’s unusual to see so many re-listings, and the EEC database does not explain them, but the new devices are required to be listed before they can go on sale.

All five of the entirely new entries are Macs listed, in translation, as “personal computers of the Apple trademark, and spare parts for it.” They are running “macOS software version 11.0.” These new devices have the model numbers A2348, A2438, A2439, A2337, and A2338.

Also listed and not yet released are Macs with macOS Big Sur model numbers A2147, A2158, and A2182. These

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Apple May Delay First Mac Computer With Own Silicon Processor

KEY POINTS

  • Apple is working on a Mac that’s powered by in-house silicon
  • The first Mac of this kind will not be launched this month, a report claims
  • The device will be announced during another event in November

It’s not a secret that Apple is working on a Mac that runs on the company’s own silicon. The first device of this kind, however, might not be announced alongside the new iPhones that will be revealed in the Apple event set for Tuesday, a report said.

Apple previously said that it will transition its Macs from Intel chips to in-house silicon. At the time, the company said that it will be able to release the first Mac with Apple silicon by the end of the year. A report from Bloomberg, however, said that those who are looking forward to seeing the device during the upcoming Apple event will have to wait

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Idaho TikTok Star Who Sent Fleetwood Mac Sales Soaring : NPR

Nathan Apodaca, whose TikTok video longboarding to Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” has catapulting him to viral fame. Here, he is standing in the pickup truck donated to him by Ocean Spray. In his video, Apodaca sips a bottle of Ocean Spray’s Cran-Raspberry juice.

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Nathan Apodaca, whose TikTok video longboarding to Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” has catapulting him to viral fame. Here, he is standing in the pickup truck donated to him by Ocean Spray. In his video, Apodaca sips a bottle of Ocean Spray’s Cran-Raspberry juice.

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Nathan Apodaca’s truck had already logged some 320,000 miles. One morning last month, it couldn’t go a mile more. The truck broke down on a highway in Idaho Falls, about two miles from the potato warehouse where he has worked for nearly two decades.

Luckily, he had a skateboard in his truck, along with a bottle

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Mac with T2 Security Chip required to play 4K Netflix streams in macOS Big Sur

Those looking forward to streaming Netflix content in 4K HDR with the upcoming macOS Big Sur operating system will need a Mac with Apple’s T2 Security Chip, limiting the feature to recently released hardware.

Netflix recently updated a Help Center webpage with new guidance on viewing 4K HDR content in Safari on macOS Big Sur, noting both operating system and hardware requirements, reports Apple Terminal.

According to the support document only “[s]elect 2018 or later Mac computer[s] with an Apple T2 Security chip” are compatible with Ultra HD streaming. Further, all external monitors must feature 60Hz 4K capabilities and an HDCP 2.2 compliant connection.

Netflix fails to explain why Macs need a T2 chip to play back 4K HDR streams when comparable Windows machines do not. The chip does integrate a number of critical controllers like the system’s image signal processor and audio controller, which have been

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Make your iPad more like a Mac. How to use Apple’s new iPadOS 14 features

There’s an argument to be made that the iPad is actually a computer, just not in the traditional sense. It easily switches from a flat slab of glass you can tap and sketch on with a fingertip or Apple Pencil, to a laptop-like device, complete with a keyboard and trackpad when you need to get work done. 



an open laptop computer sitting on top of a wooden table: iPadOS 14 adds some Mac-like features to Apple's tablet line. Scott Stein/CNET


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iPadOS 14 adds some Mac-like features to Apple’s tablet line. Scott Stein/CNET

Apple’s iPadOS 14 adds plenty of new features to its tablet lineup, like new-look widgets and a more streamlined Siri , but there are also some tools that make the iPad more like a Mac than ever before. Here’s how to install iPadOS 14 on your iPad and how to use the new software tools. 

A new and improved Search tool

If you’ve ever used the Mac’s Spotlight tool to perform quick searches, then you’ll feel

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Amazon’s Luna cloud gaming platform coming to iPhone, iPad, Mac

At Amazon’s release event on Thursday afternoon, the company announced the Luna cloud gaming platform, which the company promises will arrive at launch on the Mac, iPhone, and iPad.

Amazon says that the service will be browser-based, utilizing web apps for streaming. It also appears to be roughly the same technology base that Microsoft’s Xcloud streaming service uses, utilizing H.265 streams to a user’s device, and returning only user inputs.

Subscribers will be allowed to play Luna games on two devices simultaneously. Resolution will ultimately be 4K at 60 frames per second on what Amazon calls “select titles.” All games at launch, and most games afterward will stream at 1080p at 60 frames per second.

More than 100 games will be available at launch, and the company has also announced a partnership with a dedicated Ubisoft gaming channel. Amazon and Ubisoft say that the channel will “will have access to

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You can now use a Nikon mirrorless or DSLR camera as a webcam on Mac

Nikon has just launched an initial beta of its Webcam Utility software for macOS users, bringing the field of view and clarity of their DSLR and mirrorless cameras to your FaceTime and Zoom calls.

The new Webcam Utility for Mac follows the similar beta launched for Windows users in August. It supports Nikon’s DSLR cameras as well as its Z line of mirrorless cameras. That includes the just-launched — and reviewed — Nikon Z5.

During the work-from-home boom, users have been flocking to video conferencing software such as Zoom but were limited on the quality of their video meetings, in part, by their Mac’s integrated cameras. By utilizing the larger sensors and glass of a dedicated camera, users are able to get a much sharper image, a higher resolution image, and an increased depth of field.

Nikon isn’t the only one releasing a webcam utility for Mac users. Canon, Olympus,

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