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Get free 3-month Parallels Desktop subscription with Visual Studio Dev Essentials

Thanks to Microsoft’s Visual Studio Dev Essentials, you can get a 3-month Parallels Desktop, the popular virtualization software for Mac, for free. Microsoft is also offering Visual Studio Community, SQL Server Developer Edition, Windows R Server, Parallels Access and Windows Platform VM as downloads to VS Dev Essentials users. All you need is a Microsoft account to register and get access.

Apple releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Supplemental Update 2 for MacBook Pro 2018

Apple has released a second supplemental update for macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 for 2018 MacBook Pro models. The update is around 1.3GB in size and aims to improve stability and reliability for users with 2018 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. Apple had released the first supplemental update in July, to address issues related to throttling of Core i9 processors, under heavy work load.

AirPort Express Firmware Update adds AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support

In an unexpected tun of events, Apple has released a firmware update (version 7.8) for AirPort Express which brings AirPlay 2 support to the devices. Even though these devices were discontinued this April, Apple has made them even more useful by adding AirPlay 2 compatibility. Users can take advantage of the 3.5mm headphone jack in AirPort Express by plugging in their speakers and turning them into …

Google’s Gboard can turn selfie into stickers called ‘Minis’

Google has added a new feature called ‘Minis’ to Gboard, which lets users create customized stickers by taking a selfie. This creates a Bitmoji/Memoji like virtual avatar that can be copy and pasted in different apps. The feature works by using a combination of algorithms and neural networks, along with a number of personalization options, to create a digital replica of you.

Download and install macOS Mojave public beta 8

Apple has released the eighth public beta for macOS Mojave. Announced at WWDC 2018, macOS 10.14 Mojave has a number of major new features including dark mode, desktop stacks, updates to Finder and Quick Look, dynamic wallpapers, new screenshot capture tool, and many more. You can try out all these new features by following our guide on how to download and install macOS Mojave public …

YouTube now lets you track your time spent watching videos

YouTube has introduced new tools to help users manage their digital wellbeing. These tools let users track how much time they spend on the service while watching videos, and lets them configure notifications and break reminders to control their usage. Google just introduced digital wellbeing tools in Android P, which also let users track and control their usage. Expanding similar tools to Youtube only makes …

Apple releases iOS 12 beta 8 after a buggy beta 7 roll-back

Apple has released iOS 12 beta 8 as an over-the-air update as well as an IPSW on Apple Developer Center. Beta 7 was released earlier this week but was taken off after many users reported a bunch of performance issues on iPhone. These issues included sluggish performance during app launch and when using the notification center and lock screen. With this new release, Apple is …

Apple pulls iOS 12 beta 7 due to performance issues

Apple has pulled iOS 12 beta 7 developer preview due to performance issues. Released as an over-the-air update to developer beta testers, as well as an IPSW on Apple Developer Center, the new build resulted in users complaining in sluggishness through the operating system. Ultimately, this resulted in Apple removing the build as an OTA update, followed later by the removal of the IPSW from …