The M2 MacBook Pro has started making its way into customers’ hands and we’re learning more about how it performs in a variety of situations, but all eyes are really on the upcoming M2 MacBook Air which has seen a complete redesign and should be arriving in a couple of weeks. Other top stories this week included a host of product rumors including additional M2 and even M3 Macs, an updated Apple…

Apple in iOS 15 introduced Focus mode, an expansion of Do Not Disturb that allows you to set up different permissions for apps, contacts, and more depending on what you’re doing. You can have separate tasks for when you’re at work, when you’re studying, when you’re at home, and more. In iOS 16, Apple has improved Focus with new features, and this guide covers everything that you need to know about using…

TikTok is working on a plan to better safeguard the data of its U.S. users, the company said in an open letter [PDF] to several U.S. Senators that have expressed concern that the China-based app is a national security risk. Shared by The New York Times, the letter outlines a multi-pronged undertaking called “Project Texas,” aimed at strengthening data security. TikTok says that 100 percent of U.S. user data is stored in…

Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs is to be posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the White House today announced. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the United States’ highest civilian honor, presented to individuals “who have made exemplary contributions to the prosperity, values, or security of the United States, world peace, or other significant societal, public or private endeavors.” President Biden has long said that America can be defined…

Monday is Independence Day in the U.S., and stores and online retailers nationwide are celebrating with deals on a wide variety of products. Of particular note for Apple fans, Amazon has several good deals on Apple products, while third-party accessories are also on sale at various retailers. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small…

Apple today began selling refurbished Mac Studio models for the first time in the United States, Canada, and select European countries, such as Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. In the United States, two refurbished Mac Studio configurations are currently available, including one with the M1 Max chip (10-core CPU and 24-core GPU) for $1,799 (down from $1,999 brand new) and one with the M1 Ultra chip…

The Apple TV+ team is heading to San Diego Comic-Con International for the first time, with Apple planning to host a number of different panels. The cast and creative teams from “Severance,” “For All Mankind,” “Mythic Quest,” “See,” “Invasion,” “Foundation,” and “For All Mankind” will be holding panels. Comic-Con attendees will also be able to participate in a special “Severance” experience with Lumon Industries. In addition to these must-see panels, attendees will…

Apple last week launched the first M2 Mac, the 13-inch MacBook Pro, and repair site iFixit picked up the new machine to do a traditional device teardown. Design wise, there’s not a lot for iFixit to say about the ‌M2‌ MacBook Pro because aside from the ‌M2‌ chip, it is identical to the prior-generation MacBook Pro. It features the same chassis, Touch Bar, and display, with updates focused under-the-hood. As expected, iFixit…

Comcast today released its long-awaited Xfinity Stream app on the Apple TV, allowing ‌Apple TV‌ HD and ‌Apple TV‌ 4K owners who subscribe to Xfinity TV to access live TV shows and on-demand content on their set-top boxes. According to Comcast, the app supports more than 250 live TV channels and DVR recordings that can be accessed from any device. There are also thousands of movies and shows that can be streamed…

The redesigned MacBook Air with the all-new M2 Apple silicon chip will be available for customers starting Friday, July 15, MacRumors has learned from a retail source. The new ‌MacBook Air‌ was announced and previewed during WWDC earlier this month, with Apple stating availability will begin in July. The ‌MacBook Air‌ features a redesigned body that is thinner and lighter than the previous model. Thanks to the ‌M2‌ chip, the ‌MacBook Air‌…