Apple is shifting its Apple Arcade strategy and canceling contracts for some games while pursuing titles that it thinks will help it better retain subscribers, reports Bloomberg. Apple earlier this year ended contracts with multiple game studios and let them know about its new approach to choosing games for the service. Some upcoming games Apple had planned to support didn’t have a high enough level of “engagement” as Apple is now looking…

There’s a new ‘EvilQuest’ Mac ransomware variant that’s spreading through pirated Mac apps, according to a new report shared today by Malwarebytes. The new ransomware was found in pirated download for the Little Snitch app found on a Russian forum. Right from the point of download, it was clear that something was wrong with the illicit version of Little Snitch, as it had a generic installer package. It installed the actual version…

Belkin today introduced the Thunderbolt 3 Dock Core, a “dual power” dock option that supports passthrough power from a laptop to connected devices, so a separate power cable is not required. Belkin says the Dock Core is aimed at those who are looking for fast transfer rates and a one-cable solution for connecting laptops to peripherals. Designed for both Mac and Windows machines, Thunderbolt 3 Dock Core offers a compact form factor…

Safari 14, introduced in the iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur betas, introduces HDR video support and allows Netflix users to watch content in 4K HDR and Dolby Vision for the first time. As pointed out by 9to5Mac, Netflix has long offered 4K content that can be viewed on other platforms like the 4K Apple TV, but it has not been available to Mac users due to hardware limitations. OMG! Netflix on…

Apple today launched a new Apple Card program and website that are designed to help people who have their ‌Apple Card‌ applications declined improve their credit to qualify, reports TechCrunch. Starting today, declined ‌Apple Card‌ applicants will begin seeing emails that offer the Path to ‌Apple Card‌ program, which is opt-in and can run for four months. It uses the information from the initial ‌Apple Card‌ credit application to provide people with…

Apple was hoping to use OLED panels sourced from display manufacturer BOE for some of the iPhone models coming in 2020, but BOE will not be a supplier for the first batch of panel shipments for the new iPhones due to manufacturing issues. According to DigiTimes, BOE has failed to secure Apple’s validation for the OLED screens. Apple is planning to release four OLED iPhones this year, measuring in at 5.4 inches,…

In this week’s App Recap, we’ve highlighted utility app “Bluelane,” graphics and design app “Originate,” and productivity app “Twobird” as three apps that are worth checking out. We’ve also compiled a list of apps that received major updates this week. Apps to Check Out Bluelane (iOS, Free) – Bluelane is an app that allows for easy sharing of a route and location with anyone. Those who have access to this data are…

Apple plans to launch a new 10.8-inch iPad in the second half of 2020, followed by a new 8.5-inch iPad in the first half of 2021, oft-reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said today in a research note obtained by MacRumors. Kuo did not specify if the 10.8-inch iPad model will be a new version of the existing 10.2-inch iPad or the 10.5-inch iPad Air, but he has previously said that the 8.5-inch model…

iPhone 12 models will not include EarPods or a power adapter in the box, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said today in a research note obtained by MacRumors. This lines up with a prediction shared by analysts at Barclays earlier this week. Kuo said that Apple will instead release a new 20W power adapter as an optional accessory for iPhones and end production of its existing 5W and 18W power adapters later this year….

Now that WWDC week is winding down, it’s good to take a step back and look at all of the biggest announcements and smaller details, as Apple had an awful lot to say about its operating systems, the direction of future Mac hardware, and more. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. While we didn’t get any new hardware launches, Apple certainly made an impact with its software news, including…