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macOS 10.14 Mojave Compatibility: Full List Of Compatible Macs

By | September 24th, 2018

With Apple releasing macOS Mojave today, you’re probably wondering which Mac hardware will support the latest version of macOS? Well, we have the full list for you right here.

Fall season is always an interesting time of year for those lucky individuals who own one of Apple’s Mac computers. On one hand, those individuals have likely had a great experience using the MacBook, iMac, or Mac Pro/Mini on the current version of macOS.

However, on the other hand, there’s also the slight trepidation that a new version of macOS could signal the end of the compatibility for that particular model. It’s for that reason that Mac owners take a keen interest and pay particular attention to supported hardware.

Where compatibility is concerned, you can check out the list below to see if your current Mac hardware offers compatibility with macOS 10.14 Mojave or not (Spoiler: With Mojave being a major update, support for a lot of Macs have been dropped compared to High Sierra):

  • MacBook (Early 2015 or newer)
  • MacBook Air (Mid 2012 or newer)
  • MacBook Pro (Mid 2012 or newer)
  • Mac mini (Late 2012 or newer)
  • iMac (Late 2012 or newer)
  • iMac Pro (2017)
  • Mac Pro (Late 2013, plus mid 2010 and mid 2012 models with recommend Metal-capable GPU)

If you do happen to own one of those machines, or are planning to purchase a brand new Mac or one through a secondary sales channel which falls within those models, then you are definitely in luck. It instantly means that macOS 10.14 Mojave will support your hardware on day of the release later in the year. It also means that you are going to immediately benefit from all of the features and underlying functionality improvements that have just been announced alongside macOS 10.14 Mojave.

If you don’t have one of the Macs above and are desperate to get macOS 10.14 Mojave, then it’s probably time you thought about making a new investment into Apple’s modern hardware. Of course, if you are perfectly happy running an older version of macOS/OS X, then sit tight where you are and see what Apple brings to the market in terms of new Mac hardware later in the year.

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How To Send WhatsApp Message Without Saving Contact Using iOS 12 Siri Shortcuts

By | September 23rd, 2018

We’re huge fans of WhatsApp here at RP, and the instant messaging service is massive in certain parts of the world. In fact, it’s pretty huge everywhere except the United States, but it does have one minor issue in the fact that you cannot normally send messages to phone numbers without them first being part of your contacts.

That can be a real pain if you just need to send a quick message to someone you’re selling something to, or are perhaps looking to buy their house. It’s a huge pain and can leave your contacts full of random people. Thankfully, this can all be avoided thanks to a relatively simple Shortcut.

In order to use this, you’ll need to be using iOS 12 and have downloaded the Shortcuts app, but assuming that’s the case, you can head on over to the link here then download the Shortcut via iCloud. Once that’s done, you’ll have a new Shortcut that can be run whenever you want. When you do, the Shortcut will check your clipboard to see if a phone number exists. If it does, the Shortcut will use that as the recipient’s number but if no number is found, it will prompt you to enter one.

Once that’s done, the Shortcut will create a new WhatsApp message with that number as the recipient. Super simple, and super slick.

By default, the Shortcut has the country code set to 65, so remember to change that to your local code when you download it but beyond that, there’s no input from you needed in order to get this up and running.

We’re really keen to see what great Shortcuts people come up with and this is just a prime example of one that doesn’t need to be super complicated in order to do something awesome.

We’re really keen to see what great Shortcuts people come up with and this is just a prime example of one that doesn’t need to be super complicated in order to do something awesome.

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How To Check iPhone XS, XS Max Stock At Your Apple Store

By | September 22nd, 2018

Both the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are now available for the first time, with those who pre-ordered early having received their devices now. If you were a little late on the uptake, then you may have to wait a few more days to get your hands on your new pride and joy, but the delays are minimal compared to previous years.

If you don’t have a pre-order in and have plans to chance your arm at an Apple Store, there’s a great way to avoid making a wasted trip by checking stock before you set off.

Here’s how you go about checking whether iPhones are in stock at your store of choice.

Step 1: Head on over to the Apple Store website that serves your country.

Step 2: Select the iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max, depending on which you would like and then select any carrier or color preferences you have.

Step 3: On the page where you select the storage option, you will notice a “Pickup: Check Availability” link beneath each storage capacity. Click the one below the capacity you want.

Step 4: When a new box appears, enter your ZIP or postal code and the page will show what availability is like for your local Apple Stores.

At this point, you’ll either be in luck or, more likely right now, be told that no stock is available. Now you can either select a different option and hope for the best or just come back and try again tomorrow.

This should work just fine in the following countries, although depending on the location, it may be unavailable currently – in the UK, for example.

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • The Netherlands
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Good luck, and happy hunting!

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Top Folio Wallet Cases For iPhone XS And iPhone XS Max [List]

By | September 22nd, 2018

Here’s our selection of the best folio wallet cases for your brand new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max smartphone. These cases will not only protect the back of your phone, but the display as well.

if you are planning to ditch your wallet and maybe add some protection to your iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, then you might want to consider buying a folio wallet case. Such a case will allow you to keep your phone safe from the front and back while also allowing you to keep your cards and cash within said case. Needless to say that you are taking down two birds with one stone here.

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Let’s dive right into the options we have today.

Spigen Wallet S for iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max

With two dedicated compartments for holding your cards and a third one for cash, this case has the hallmarks of a wonderfully designed product. The phone protecting part is made of hard plastic so you can rest assured that it will be safe from minor drops or dents.

Buy: Spigen Wallet S for iPhone XS from Amazon: $ 16.99
Buy: Spigen Wallet S for iPhone XS Max from Amazon: $ 14.99

Maxboost Wallet Case for iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max

Compared to the Spigen option, this one’s quite cheap. However, with that low price tag, don’t expect this case to wimp out in any way. It even doubles up as a stand for your phone so you can enjoy your photos and movies in landscape mode while you sit there and sip that hot coffee.

Buy: Maxboost Wallet Case for iPhone XS from Amazon: $ 5.99
Buy: Maxboost Wallet Case for iPhone XS Max from Amazon: $ 10.99

Case-Mate Wallet Folio for iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max

This one’s in the ‘Apple spectrum’ of pricing, but it is made from extremely high quality materials and has tons of room for your cards and cash. But that’s not all, it offers ultimate protection for your iPhone as well. If you want to get noticed with a folio wallet case, then this is the one you should get.

Buy: Case-Mate Wallet Folio for iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max: $ 59.99

OtterBox Strada Series for iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max

OtterBox is synonymous with extreme protection and this folio case has ‘no compromises’ written all over it, something which is reflected by its price tag too. This case will protect your iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max from everything around it in a nice little enclosure that’s only made from high quality materials.

Buy: OtterBox Strada Series for iPhone XS from Amazon: $ 28.06
Buy: OtterBox Strada Series for iPhone XS Max from Amazon: $ 59.95

Amber & Ash Mimi Crossbody Folio Case for iPhone XS

Need one reason to buy this case? It comes with a lanyard. That’s reason enough to pick this up. Period.

Buy: Amber & Ash Mimi Crossbody Folio Case for iPhone XS from Amazon: $ 19.99

GUAGUA Wallet Case for iPhone XS Max

The only reason this case managed to find a place in our list is the epic pattern that lives on the front and back of the case itself. It really gives the entire package a wonderful look. And oh, that blue color option truly looks slick and cool.

Buy: GUAGUA Wallet Case for iPhone XS Max from Amazon: $ 11.99

Wopoint Leather Folio Case for iPhone XS Max

Craving for some saddle brown leather look on your iPhone XS Max? This is the option you should go for. It’s reasonably priced, has several slots for your cards and money, and of course, protects your iPhone in the process. In case you’re curious to know, it’s also available in a multitude of color options too.

Buy: Wopoint Leather Folio Case for iPhone XS Max from Amazon: $ 19.97

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Dodocool Tech Deals: 7.5/10W Wireless Charger For $10, Multi Plug Outlet With 4 USB Ports For $12, More

By | September 21st, 2018

You can never have enough bargains to choose from, so when we heard that there were three new deals on offer from the folks over at Dodocool, we had to share them with you. With two devices designed to charge your stuff and another built to make any audio device Bluetooth-compatible, we think you’re going to love what we have here.

So with that said, let’s take a look at what we have to offer, shall we?

Dodocool 2-in-1 Wireless Transmitter

Do you have an audio source that does not have wireless capabilities? Of course you do, otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this. With this nifty little accessory, you can add Bluetooth capabilities to any device that has a 3.5mm audio jack. No need to spend extra dollars on a brand new speaker system at all.

Buy: Dodocool 2-in-1 Wireless Transmitter from Amazon: $ 11.59 with code 392FZVJH | | Original price $ 19.99

Dodocool 10W & 7.5W Qi Fast Wireless Charging Pad

Being able to charge smartphones is pretty important, even with improvements in how long they can last between charges. We’re huge fans of wireless chargers because it removes any friction related to fishing a cable out from behind the sofa and you can have them dotted around the house, too. This wireless charger will charge as quickly as your phone will let it thanks to support for 10w wireless charging.

Buy: Dodocool 10W & 7.5W Qi Fast Wireless Charging Pad from Amazon: $ 10.94 with code TOMMYD88 | | Original price $ 14.99

Dodocool Wall Mount Adapter USB Charging Station 1250W

Wireless chargers are all well and good, but sometimes you just need a way to get power out of a plug socket, and if you don’t have enough of those you’re out of luck. This box of tricks has your back, with four AC outlets and four USB ports capable of charging smartphones and tablets, you should never be short of a charging plug again.

Buy: Dodocool Wall Mount Adapter USB Charging Station 1250W from Amazon: $ 12.95 with code TMDODO01 | | Original price $ 14.99

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iPhone XS, XS Max, XR Battery Capacity / Size In mAh Revealed

By | September 20th, 2018

While the new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max aren’t yet available and the iPhone XR is around a month away, we are still learning little bits of information about the new iPhones over a week after they were announced.

The latest tidbit comes thanks to MyDrivers who noticed that documents from TENAA, China’s version of the FCC, reveal that the iPhone XS actually has a smaller battery capacity than that of the iPhone X.

The new iPhone XS was already known to offer an hour less talk time than the iPhone X but with longer video playback time.

The reason for the shorter talk time appears to be the fact that the new iPhone XS has a battery capacity of 2,658 mAh capacity compared to 2,716 mAh of the X. That only equates to a 2% difference, but any reduction at all is still interesting.

The larger iPhone XS Max has the largest battery that has ever found its way into an iPhone thanks to its 3,174 mAh capacity, while the middle-of-the-road iPhone XR has a 2,942 mAh battery. We already know that the iPhone XR will have the longest battery life according to Apple’s claims, with anything up to 25 hours of talk time, 65 hours of audio playback, and 16 hours of video.

Both the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will go on sale this coming Friday, with the less costly iPhone XR not set to be ready for sale until October. It’s not clear why that is the case – perhaps Apple knows people will be swayed by those great color options and wanted to push buyers to the more expensive products in the lineup instead. Maybe we’re just cynical!

(Source: MyDrivers [Google Translate])

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How To Track Your iPhone XS, XS Max Pre-Order Delivery Early Right Now

By | September 19th, 2018

The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max go on sale this coming Friday, and if you placed a pre-order last week, you’re probably already very much looking forward to your new smartphone appearing on your doorstep, as well you should be, and if you’re lucky, you’ve already had shipping confirmation from UPS as well, which means you’re definitely on for a Friday delivery.

If you’re really keen on keeping an eye on things as the parcel wings its way through the chaos that is international delivery, then you can do exactly that, and let’s be honest, there’s little else to do while you wait for Friday to roll around, right?

So with that said, here’s how you can go about tracking your iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max delivery right now.

Step 1: Fire up a web browser on your computer or mobile device and visit UPS.com before clicking on the green tracking arrow.

Step 2: Click on Track by Reference.

Step 3: Under the Shipment Reference entry, enter the 10-digit phone number you have associated with your order.

Step 4: Click Track at the bottom of the web page.

Step 5: At this point, you’ll be shown the delivery status and location of your order, and this is the page you’ll likely spend the next few days staring at or at the very least, checking religiously.

Apple’s new iPhones officially go on sale this Friday but it is not unheard of for some lucky customers to receive their devices early after shelling out for a pre-order. It doesn’t happen often, though, so don’t go crossing your fingers and toes just yet. Besides, Friday isn’t all that far away.

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iOS 12 Mail Not Working With Exchange ActiveSync, Intune, MDM For O365, Fix In The Works

By | September 18th, 2018

Apple’s big iOS 12 update is now out in the wild and available for everyone to download, and if our social feeds are anything to go by, that’s exactly what they are doing in droves. Apple’s iOS updates are usually a pretty safe bet, especially after months of betas that did not yield any showstopping bugs, but that doesn’t mean everything will be plain sailing for everyone. In fact, depending on the email solution you use, you might be in for a world of pain, at least for a couple of days.

This comes after the Microsoft Intune Support Team blog published a post relating to Intune support for iOS 12. As it turns out, while support is indeed in place, there may still be issues depending on the functionality being used, especially relating to email. In fact, if you or your teams use Intune or MDM (Mobile Device Management) for Office 365, email access may simply be unavailable.

It’s not all bad news, though – the issue is known and a fix has already been devised. The bad news here is that it could take up to 48 hours to take effect due to the safe rollout process that is in place.

Known issue: We’re posting this in the Office Message Center regarding a known issue with native mail (this does not affect the Outlook app for iOS). There’s a known issue with iOS 12, EAS, and conditional access policies. Customers whose end users update to iOS 12 immediately on the September 17th expected iOS 12 availability may find that their iOS native mail app is blocked by conditional access even if they meet the criteria to pass the policies. While a fix is in production in Exchange, it is rolling out as part of the safe rollout process, so it’s possible for at most a 48-hour period after iOS releases that conditional access policies will need to be adjusted by the MDM admin to ensure continued email access on iOS devices.

The upshot of all that is simple. If you’re likely to be impacted, don’t update to iOS 12 until at least September 19th, just to be safe.

(Via: Tero Alhonen [Twitter])

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iOS 12 Jailbreak Status Update: Here’s What You Need To Know Before Upgrading

By | September 17th, 2018

Want to jailbreak iOS 12, iOS 12.0.1 or even iOS 12.1 final version? Here’s what iPhone and iPad users upgrading from iOS 11 to iOS 12 need to know.

Apple has officially released iOS 12 into the public domain. With that release comes a slew of device owners distributed all over the globe pondering about whether or not the move to iOS 12 is worth it. Apple’s latest iOS update really speaks for itself in terms of the features, functionality, and improvements that it offers but some iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners also need to pass in the variable of jailbreaking when making their decision.

Unfortunately, unlike many generations of iOS ago, the current jailbreak landscape isn’t as smooth and plain sailing as many would like it to be. With that in mind, it means that device owners really need to take a long, hard, and informed look at the landscape and ascertain whether or not it’s worth upgrading to iOS 12 and losing access to a jailbreakable version of iOS 11 or whether it makes sense to stay jailbroken on iOS 11 and forego all of the new iOS 12 improvements.

It’s a tough decision which requires being informed. Thankfully, in order to try and help, we are going to look at where the community appears to be as far as an iOS 12 jailbreak goes.

The Current Jailbreak Situation

Currently, pre-iOS 12, jailbreaking is actually in a relatively positive position. In the last twelve months, we have seen a lot of jailbreak-based activity which initially resulted in Electra being released for early versions of iOS 11 and then subsequently expanded on the back of a new vulnerability release to support devices running all the way up to iOS 11.3.1. Those same vulnerabilities have been patched by Apple in iOS 11.4 and beyond, meaning that iOS 11.3.1 is the furthest that Electra support goes for production firmware, but even that is enough to class jailbreaking as far as iOS 11 goes as a success giving the circumstances.

Apple’s Cat and Mouse Game

Apple doesn’t want iOS 12 to be jailbroken. In fact, Apple doesn’t want iOS jailbroken full-stop but, according to recent tweets by developer @nullriver, it seems that the company is putting at least some effort into trying to make iOS 12 harder to liberate. With iOS 12, Apple has introduced an initiative in the form of the CoreTrust framework which is tasked with checking and verifying all signatures to ensure that they come directly from Apple. There has also been work carried out under-the-hood to make sure that iOS 12 works in conjunction with the new A12 Bionic chip to make things harder for jailbreakers. Not show-stopping changes to the platform but certainly enough of an effort on Apple’s part to signify the company’s intent and to at least have developers performing in-depth research.

iOS 12 Jailbreak Timeline

Well, friends, that’s a wonderful question and one that is entirely easy to answer! Since June, when the first developer preview of iOS 12 was released, developers and security researchers with an interest in jailbreaking and cracking security have been hard at work on iOS 12. And, much to the delight of the community, some of that work has resulted in positive progress being shared publicly. So, let’s have a recap:

Should Jailbreakers Update To iOS 12 Today?

We’ve had very public acknowledgments that jailbreak developers are actively working on the platform. We’ve had the discovery of multiple 0day bugs within iOS 12. And we’ve had developers with jailbreak pedigree actively working on iOS 12 liberation. No-one has yet managed to demonstrate and showcase an end-to-end iOS 12 jailbreak that could be released to the public but we think it’s only a matter of time. Still, if you are some who is jailbroken on iOS 11 and relies a lot on jailbreaking, we will suggest staying away from iOS 12 update for now until there’s confirmation of one coming for public really soon. We will of course keep you updated on this situation as it develops. Stay tuned for more.

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How To Get iPhone XS, XR Bokeh / Focus Adjustment Feature On X, 8, 8 Plus

By | September 16th, 2018

When Apple announced the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, one of the many features they touted as changing the game (again) was the ability to change the level of bokeh in a photo after it is taken.

Adjustable focus on a Portrait image is something that was demonstrated on-stage and certainly looked impressive at the time, but if it felt at all familiar to you, there’s a very good reason – it’s not new.

Ignoring the fact that there have been Android phones doing this for years, there’s already an app in the App Store that allows users to take a portrait photo and then edit its depth of field, or bokeh effect, after the image has been taken. It’s called Focos, available to download from the App Store now and it’s free (for most part). Best of all, Focos uses Apple’s depth-of-field API provided officially by Apple which means the result will be pretty close to what is being offered natively now in the stock Camera app on the newer iPhones.

While there’s a case to be made that the final images aren’t quite as polished as those Apple showed off during the iPhone event, it’s absolutely clear that the technology already existed and was, in fact, possible with older iPhones. With that in mind, it’s a shame to see that the iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone 7 Plus won’t be getting the same effect as part of a software update, but we should perhaps not be too surprised by that fact.

Apple did something similar with Animoji with the iPhone X, preventing it from being available on other devices when there appeared to be no technical reason for that to be the case.

When the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max start to find their way into the hands of buyers next week, we’ll see just how good their bokeh-adjusting effects are, but if they’re not significantly better than what Focos already does, that’s going to be greatly disappointing.

(Download: Focos for iPhone on App Store)

(Via: Wojtek Pietrusiewicz [Twitter])

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