Huge Collection of Apple Computers Up for Sale as Longtime Austrian Repairman Goes Out of Business

Roland Borsky, an Apple computer repairman in Vienna, Austria, has amassed a private collection of 1,100 Apple computers that he’s picked up over the years.

At 1,100 machines, his collection dwarfs the collection of computers at the Apple Museum in Prague, which claims to have the world’s biggest private collection of Apple products. “Just as others collect cars and live in a little box to afford them, so it is with me,” he said.

There’s little detail on the full extent of his collection, but according to Reuters, Borsky is searching for a buyer as he can no longer afford the rent on the warehouse where the computers are held.

Borsky told Reuters that his business has dried up after Apple opened its first store in Vienna in February, taking over repairs that used to be done by repair firms like his. Parts have also become harder to replace

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Apple gives your data away, but only when you request it

New protection

Apple also introduces new privacy protection and anti-phishing tools in iOS 11.3 and macOS 10.13.4, which are currently in beta.

One week before CEO Tim Cook gives a speech to EU privacy chiefs, Apple has published a new Data and Privacy Portalonline, making it possible for more customers to download everything Apple knows about them,

Privacy is a human right

Apple CEO Tim Cook will give a speech at the 40th annual international conference of data protection and privacy commissioners in Brussels on Wednesday, 24 October.

He will take pains to articulate the company’s position that privacy is a fundamental human right.

He’s expected to once again stress the deep need for privacy both to protect democratic freedoms and to support emerging digital business models and connected infrastructure.

“At Apple, we believe privacy is a fundamental human right. And so much of your personal information —

Privacy is important
What's inside your portal?
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What is TLS and why does it matter to Apple (and you)?

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No matter what platform you run your business on, if you have any old connected enterprise infrastructure around you’d better replace it fast, because Apple and every other Internet giant just declared a key protocol that kit may rely on EOL.

A Transport Layer Security primer

In a coordinated announcement, Apple, Google,Microsoft and Mozilla revealed plans to deprecate use of Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 and 1.1 by early 2020. TLS is a critical security protocol that protects data when it moves between clients and servers – it’s one of the systems that protects passwords and other sensitive information and is used in to securedata over HTTPS, FTPS, SMTP, and so on.

Because it is so important, TLS has come in for deep scrutiny by security researchers and flaws have been identified, exploited and patched. Now the big tech firms are

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Apple Debuts Limited Edition Mickey Mouse Beats Solo 3 Wireless Headphones Created in Collaboration With Disney

To celebrate the 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse, Apple has introduced special edition Mickey-themed Beats Solo 3 Wireless Headphones.

Priced at $329.95, the headphones are a gray color with a classic Mickey design. The headphones come with a matching gray felt carrying case, a collectible pin, and a decal sticker.

Celebrate “The True Original” with Mickey’s 90th Anniversary Edition Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones. Keep the magic going with award-winning sound and up to 40 hours of battery life. The cool-gray headphone features Mickey Mouse in the iconic pose seen on classic t-shirts that we all know and love. It also comes with a custom felt case inspired by the materials from Mickey Mouse ear hats, along with a collectible pin and decal sticker to honor the collaboration.

Mickey Mouse made his first appearance on November 18, 1928 to replace Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, one of Disney’s original characters. He

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Apple wants you to know iPads are professional computers

Full Photoshop for iPad in 2019

Full Photoshop for iPad in 2019

With Apple rumors predicting an iPad Pro launch event this month, Apple has taken the unprecedented step of publishing a press release announcing the introduction of Photoshop CC for iPad and other new Adobe apps for creative pros.

Photoshop for iPad

Adobe previewed Photoshop for iPad at Adobe MAX this week. The company also gave designers a chance to look at Project Aero tools to create AR experiences, drawing app Project Gemini and Premiere Rush CC for social media video production.

What’s important about these apps is that most of them are designed to run effectively on an iPad. Indeed, Photoshop offers all the features

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Apple Ending Safari Support for TLS 1.0 and 1.1 in March 2020

Apple today announced on its WebKit blog that it is ending support for TLS 1.0 and 1.1 starting in March 2020. TLS, or Transport Layer Security, is a security protocol used to protect web traffic.

Ahead of the planned deprecation, Apple recommends apps adopt TLS 1.2, which offers “security fit for the modern web.” Upgrading from TLS 1.0 and 1.1 provides the following benefits, according to Apple:

– Modern cryptographic cipher suites and algorithms with desirable performance and security properties, e.g., perfect forward secrecy and authenticated encryption, that are not vulnerable to attacks such as BEAST.

– Removal of mandatory and insecure SHA-1 and MD5 hash functions as part of peer authentication.

– Resistance to downgrade-related attacks such as LogJam and FREAK.

TLS 1.2 is the standard on Apple platforms and already represents 99.6 percent of connections made from Safari.

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Easy Steps to Keep Your Mac Secure, Your Data Safe, And Your Mind At Ease

Keeping your Mac secure, your data safe, and your mind at ease is easy when you follow a routine to back up, clean up, and protect your data. Almost everyone knows they need to run certain programs to keep their computer in top shape but maintaining a routine is difficult.

The best way to solidify a Mac cleanup routine is to enter it into your calendar as if it were a scheduled appointment with your doctor. Seriously, if you don’t set aside time specifically designated for maintaining your computer, you’ll only do it when something goes wrong. If you have a habit of scrambling to back up your files only when your Mac starts acting up, one day, the problem might be serious and you won’t be able to backup your files.

Every good computer maintenance routine begins with the right tools. Here are several you should install and use

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OWC Announces New Lower Price on Thunderbolt 3 Dock for Holidays

OWC’s Best in Class Thunderbolt 3 Dock for Mac (and Windows) Now $249 – One Cable to connect your world and eliminate dongle chaos + Powers Laptops

OWC announced that their best  OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock (Mac and Windows™ PC) is now available for only $249 MSRP.  Just in time for the holiday season, OWC’s most powerful 12 port, desktop docking station is available at an even more exceptional value, delivering connectivity through one Thunderbolt 3 port and power and charging capabilities at the fastest speeds available.  

Docks are no longer only used by creative professionals, but also by mobile office workers, road warriors, students, and anyone who needs to be able to disconnect and reconnect quickly within their workspace. This sleek dock offers 12 ports including dual Thunderbolt 3, five USB 3.1 Gen 1, Gigabit/Ethernet, Mini DisplayPort, combo audio, SD Card Slot S/PDIF, and supports notebook

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How to use split screen on Mac

Split View El Capitan

Split View first appeared in OS X El Capitan in 2015.

Your Mac can open two windows side-by-side in split screen mode, which Apple calls Split View. Here is everything you need to know to make use of the feature, which is one of the best ways to work between two applications.

What is Split View?

Available since OS X El Capitan and designed to make Full Screen View even more effective, Split View lets you work between two applications, even in Full Screen View – really useful when you want to focus on getting work done and cut out background clutter.

Split view in action

Split view in action

How to use split screen/Split View on a Mac

To begin you must enter Full Screen View for your first application.

To use Split View first you must tap and hold the green button to the top let of the window belonging to the

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7 more Photos tips for Mac users

Backup photos

If you use a Mac, you probably own an iPhone and use Photos to edit the images you take. What follows are 7 little Photos tips you to help you get more done faster in the application.


When looking at images in full view, had you noticed that you can swipe left or right with two fingers to see the next or a previous image in an album or Memory?


You can rotate multiple images at once. Just select them one at a time while pressing Command and then tap the rotate button.

How a Mac can speed your iOS life


You can use third-party apps to augment your tool choices in Photos. When in Edit mode just tap the ellipse (it’s beside the heart) at the top of the window to access your available Extensions. Any third-party app you have installed on your Mac that works will be listed there, and you’ll find a

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Apple is bigger than Microsoft

This is not a headline I ever expected to write, but the brutal truth is that Apple is bigger than Microsoft when it comes to PC hardware sales in the U.S., even using Gartner’s obfuscated statistics.

When push comes to shove

The latest market share data sees Microsoft push Windows partner Acer aside on strength of Surface sales alone. What makes that stat so weird is that while Gartner counts Surface as a PC, it fails to account for Apple’s iPad sales in the same way.

That’s incredibly odd when you consider that iPads are more powerful machines that are perfectly capable of running macOS if used with Parallels Access software. I still believe Gartner’s (and IDC’s) refusal to count iPads as PCs calls its credibility into question.

All the same, the stats do show that, in the U.S. at least, Apple is a bigger hardware vendor

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Apple’s secret Spektral purchase puts Lucas in your iPhone

Apple ARKit 2

It looks so real…

Apple in December 2017 purchased Danish VR firm Spektral in a top secret $30 million deal it kept to itself until the deal’s reveal by local newspaper, Brsen.

Keeping it VR real

Spektral (originally CloudCutOut) was a VR firm with a focus on machine imaging and machine intelligence.

In this case, it used deep learning techniques and machine intelligence running on hardware (think CoreML) to make it possible to do so much more with images, such as taking a subject (down to a single hair) out of one image and into another.

This is significant, as some explanations of the technology describe it as working in a similar way to the green screens used when making movies that enable the subject to be extracted from the background and then placed in a different environment convincingly.

This was an effect widely used in every movie, but

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Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 67 With Bug Fixes and Feature Improvements

safaripreviewiconApple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced over two years ago in March of 2016. Apple designed the Safari Technology Preview to test features that may be introduced into future release versions of Safari.

Safari Technology Preview release 67 includes bug fixes and feature improvements for Pointer Events, WebRTC, Media, CSS, JavaScript, Web Animations, Shadow DOM, Web API, Apple Pay, Web Inspector, Web Driver, and Storage.

The new Safari Technology Preview update is available for macOS Mojave, the newest version of the Mac operating system that was released to the public in September, and macOS High Sierra.

The Safari Technology Preview update is available through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store to anyone who has downloaded the browser. Full release notes for the update are available on the Safari Technology Preview website.

Apple’s aim with Safari

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Astropad’s Luna Display for Turning an iPad Into a Second Screen for Mac is Now Available

Introduced as a Kickstarter project in 2017, Astropad’s Luna Display adapter turns any iPad into a second wireless display for the Mac.

The Astropad software alone is designed to mirror the Mac’s display to an iPad, while the Luna Display, which plugs into a Mac using Mini DisplayPort or USB-C, extends the Mac display instead of mirroring it.

Once Luna Display is plugged into a Mac and the Luna Display software has been downloaded, a connected iPad serves as an extension of the Mac, letting Mac content be accessed directly from an iPad.

Astropad began taking pre-orders for Luna Display back in July, and with those orders fulfilled, the adapter is now widely available and can be purchased from the Luna Display website for $79.99.
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How to stop Safari remembering the wrong credit card

When entering credit card details online, does your Safari regularly recommend old or deleted cards? That’s less of a problem for you lucky Apple Pay users on modern Macs, but for most users its a pain.

Don’t worry – changing this behaviour won’t mess up your insurance, mortgage or loan payments, but will make it much easier to shop online.

How to stop Safari remembering the wrong credit card

What has happened is that Safari’s AutoFill feature has remembered your old card numbers and continues to recommend them. I will confess that this has been a problem for me for a long time, I’d just never got round to dealing with it – too busy writing stories for you, I suppose.

The good news? Fixing this is super-easy.

The secret's in AutoFill

The secret’s in AutoFill

What you need to do

The procedure is slightly different on both Mac and iOS device

On iOS:

How to Recover Files, Contacts, Bookmarks, Calendars and Reminders in iCloud

Apple has little known iCloud tools that are designed to let you recover files that have been deleted from iCloud, as well as recover Contacts, Calendars, and Reminders that have been lost.

Lost iCloud data isn’t a situation that comes up often, but these tools were introduced following an iCloud Drive bug in 2015 that caused some users to lose documents stored in iCloud Drive, prompting the creation of the tool.

Accessing Your Files on

  1. Visit the website on your web browser of choice.
  2. Enter your Apple ID, password, and two-factor authentication code if the feature is enabled.
  3. Once logged in, click on the “Settings” app in the main iCloud menu.
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the page until you reach the “Advanced” section.
  5. Click on the content that you need to restore. Options include files stored in iCloud Drive, a list of contacts, your

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Hands-On With Google’s New Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Smartphones

Google today announced its latest flagship smartphones, the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL, which are designed to compete with Apple’s new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.

MacRumors was in attendance at Google’s fall unveiling event and was able to get some hands-on time with the new devices, and we did a quick comparison to the iPhone XS Max.

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The 5.5-inch Google Pixel 3, which has no notch, is similar in size to the 5.8-inch iPhone XS, while the 6.3-inch Pixel 3 XL is similar in size to the iPhone XS Max and takes some design cues from Apple’s devices.

As we saw in leaked images and heard in rumors leading up to the Pixel 3 XL’s debut, it has a deep notch on the front housing its front-facing camera system. The rest of the display

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Stardew Valley Coming to iOS on October 24, Pre-Orders Available Now

Ultra popular farming simulation RPG Stardew Valley is set to expand to iOS devices starting on October 24, developer ConcernedApe announced today.

For those unfamiliar with Stardew Valley, it’s an incredibly in-depth game where players take on the role of a character who takes over their grandfather’s small, failing farm, working to bring it back to prosperity by planting and tending crops, raising animals, and crafting goods to sell. It’s similar to other games like Harvest Moon and Animal Crossing.

Players are also tasked with fighting monsters to earn money, mining ores, getting to know all the townspeople, and engaging in various social activities within the town. There are cyclical seasons and different crops and activities to partake in as the game progresses through different years.

The mobile version of Stardew Valley is the full version of the game that “plays almost identically to all the other versions.” It

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Review: Yoink Adds Support for Latest Mojave and iOS 12 Features

Yoink is the app I use on my Mac every day as a temporary spot to park files, snippets of text, images, and URLs. By itself, Yoink for Mac has been a fantastic time-saver. The latest updates to Yoink for iOS and the Mac, however, have been transformative. There’s more that can be done to support the cross-platform use of Yoink, but Handoff support, which makes it simple to move data between my Mac and iOS devices, and several other new features have already added a new dimension to the way I use the app and embedded it deeper into my day-to-day workflow than ever before.

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