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Michael Potuck


Editor for 9to5Mac, 9to5Google, Electrek, and DroneDJ. You’ll find Michael’s articles most often on 9to5Mac where he covers news, reviews, and how-tos, and more. Reach out to Michael with tips, deliberations, and feedback at potuck@9to5mac.com

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December 13

How to watch UFC 245 Usman vs. Covington on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV

UFC 245 Usman vs. Covington is set for T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on December 14 at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT. Read on below for how to watch the fight on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV.

iFixit dives into the Mac Pro with initial look at the modular machine

Continuing the recent tradition of doing a live initial look inside Apple’s machines as soon as they get them, iFixit is diving into the Mac Pro to check out the new modular pro desktop (and yep, they actually grated cheese with it 😅).

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Apple Pro Display XDR works with iMac Pro, but with limitations

Apple shared which Macs will be compatible with the Pro Display XDR and very notably, the iMac Pro wasn’t on the list. However, we’ve got confirmation today that it will work, but with a limitation.

December 12

The Federal Trade Commission is reportedly looking into filing a preliminary injunction against Facebook over antitrust concerns based on the interoperability of its apps. A potential injunction could focus on how Facebook interacts with Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp.

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AirPods to hit quarterly sales of $4B, surpassing peak iPod sales

AirPods are set up to have an amazing holiday quarter and a new research note predicts that they will soon overtake the $4 billion quarterly revenue that Apple saw at the peak of iPod in 2007.

Renowned music producers put the Mac Pro to the test with Logic Pro X session

After we saw first impressions and some early benchmarks for the Mac Pro, YouTuber Jonathan Morrison has partnered up with two successful music producers to see how the new pro machine performs during a recording session in Logic Pro X.

Mac Pro: How to install more storage or another GPU with an MPX module

The 2019 Mac Pro features a modular design that makes it easy to upgrade or swap out components like graphics cards and storage. Follow along for how to install more storage or another GPU with an MPX module.

December 11

Twitter introducing Live Photo support using GIFs four years after feature debuted

In another update to how Twitter handles photos, the company today shared the news that users can upload Live Photos from iPhone or iPad and they will show as GIFs on the social media platform.

Apple now carrying MacBook-like Brydge Keyboard for 10.2- and 10.5-inch iPad

Brydge has been making great iPad keyboards for years now and we’ve noted how they offer a MacBook-like experience for iPad in our reviews, something even Apple’s Smart Keyboard Folios don’t match. Now Brydge Keyboards have landed at Apple.com and some Apple Stores.

Twitter improving photo upload quality and investing in open standard social network experiment

Twitter has announced today that users uploading images via the web will now see JPEG quality preserved. Separately, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey shared that the company is building a small team of open-source architects, engineers, and designers to create an “open and decentralized standard” that Twitter could be based on in the future.

Michelle Obama partnered with The Ellen Show and Tim Cook/Apple to surprise Randle Highlands Elementary School in Washington, D.C. with all new Macs, iPads, and a basketball court. And when she snuck in Steve Jobs’ famous “One more thing” line, the students went wild with excitement…

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Mac Pro: Memory specifications and how to install more RAM

The 2019 Mac Pro features a user-accessible modular design, and customers can easily upgrade RAM, MPX Modules, PCIe cards, and more. Read on for how to check on the memory specs required for the Mac Pro, and a step-by-step walkthrough on how to install more RAM.

December 10

Apple details how to upgrade Mac Pro RAM, MPX Modules, PCIe cards, more in new videos and docs

Since the Mac Pro brings a user-accessible modular design Apple has shared new resources ahead of the machine shipping to customers on how to upgrade RAM, MPX Modules, PCIe cards, and more. Follow along for Apple’s new resources on upgrading your Mac Pro.

Scosche launches modular iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch charging system as Apple Store exclusive

Scosche teased its BaseLynx modular charging system for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and more back in January. Now the product has officially launched as an Apple Store exclusive.

Apple’s Pro Display XDR marks the company’s return to professional monitors and it packs some impressive specs. It’s not made for the average customer with a starting price of $5,000 but it includes a lot of important specs for professional users. Coming as no surprise, the new 6K 32-inch Pro Display XDR is only compatible with a handful of recent Macs and MacBooks. However, there is a way to use it with any Mac with Thunderbolt 3.

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We learned about many of the planned Mac Pro accessories both from third-parties and Apple back in June at WWDC. Now we’ve got specs and pricing for accessories like storage and GPU modules, the Afterburner card, a specially designed Logitech webcam, the Apple VESA mount adapter, a lock from Belkin and more.

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New black and silver Magic Keyboard and Mouse only coming with Mac Pro, at least for now

Now that the Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR are officially available to order, Apple has confirmed that the new color variant of the Magic Keyboard, Mouse, and Trackpad will only come with the new pro machine for now. And the same goes for Apple’s first black USB-C to Lightning cable.

The highly anticipated all-new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR have officially launched with preorders now open. Over the last few weeks, YouTubers MKBHD, iJustine, and Jonathan Morrison have been testing out the latest Mac hardware for professionals and have shared their first thoughts on what Apple has delivered. Follow along for early impressions on the new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR, performance benchmarks, and more.

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Magic Leap lets businesses jump into spatial computing with new enterprise suite

Magic Leap has released its enterprise suite today that will focus on leveraging its augmented reality headset, the Magic Leap 1 and software to take “Communication, Collaboration and Co-presence; 3D Visualization; Learn and Assist; and Location-based Services” to the next level with spatial computing.

Versatile Insta360 GO action camera lands at Apple Stores in exclusive bundle

One of the latest products to land at Apple Stores is the Insta360 GO action camera that’s easy to hold, wear, or mount to capture great footage. The Insta360 GO comes in a new Apple-exclusive bundle that includes a selfie-stick, ring grip, and carry case alongside a pendant mount, pivot mount, sticky base, and more.

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