Mac Evo concept imagines small, liquid-cooled Apple desktop

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The Mac Evo would fit between the Mac mini and Mac Pro in Apple’s lineup.
The Mac Evo would fit between the Mac mini and Mac Pro in size, capabilities, and assumably price.
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A new concept called the Mac Evo seeks to bring faster performance through liquid cooling. The computer would be just three times the size of Mac mini but offer greater speed by lowering the temperature of the processor.

The Intel chips Apple uses in its OS X computers often have to be throttled down to keep them from overheating. Liquid cooling is one solution.

Quick! Grab an iPhone 6s for just $199 [Deals & Steals]

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The iPhone isn't ditching LCD screens.
If you can handle a scratch-and-dent model, you can save yourself some serious scratch.
Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

If you want an iPhone on the cheap, you’re in luck — as long as you act fast! Woot is selling refurbished iPhone 6s handsets for less than $200, but the deal ends today.

Elsewhere in today’s Deals & Steals roundup, you’ll find astonishing Black Friday pricing on the 10.5-inch iPad Pro (less than $500). Not to mention, you can bag big savings on Beats headphones and a waterproof Kindle Paperwhite.

Better hurry!

3D Touch is probably dead

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3D Touch
The handy but not vital tricks that come with 3D Touch are reportedly going away.
Photo: Apple

iPhone’s ability to tell how hard someone is pressing on the display won‘t be a part of the 2019 models, according to multiple sources.

It will apparently be a victim of Apple’s attempts to lower the price tag of future models.

Even billionaires don’t like buying extra Apple cables

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Anand Mahindra, USB-C, Apple, charging cables, Twitter, iPad Pro
The object of his ire, the iPad Pro's USB-C port.
Photo: Viktor Kádár

Billionaires are just like the rest of us: they put their pants on one leg at a time and rage when Apple changes charging ports on its devices.

Anand Mahindra, CEO of Mahindra Group, aired his beef on Twitter with having to carry different chargers for his iPhone and new iPad Pro.

How to recover previous versions of your files on Mac

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Files may be clunky, but it's better than this.
There's no need to keep a zillion different versions of a file on the Mac.
Photo: Phil Roeder/Flickr CC

What happens if you’re working on a document and you realize you screwed it up? Maybe you deleted a few paragraphs without realizing. Or you’ve just been writing a bunch of nonsense for the past half-hour and wish you could go back to where you were before? On the Mac, you can easily do just that. It’s called versions, and it’s automatic.

Using versions, you can easily browse and restore previous versions of any document. Some apps have this built in, so you can do it right there inside the app itself. But the Finder also supports versions, so you can revert to a previous state of almost anything.

Concept video brings 2019 iPhone rumors to life

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A USB-C port is one of the features rumored to be part of the 2019 iPhone.
A USB-C port is one of the features rumored to be part of the 2019 iPhone.
Screenshot: ConceptsiPhone

An artist has compiled many of the recent 2019 iPhone leaks into a video that might — or might not — portray Apple’s next handset.

It includes features like the smaller notch that’s many people are hoping for, and a much larger camera bump that no one wants.

Watch it now:

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If you need to deal with data on iOS or Android devices, iSkysoft Toolbox can help.
If you need to deal with data on iOS or Android devices, iSkysoft Toolbox can help.
Photo: iSkysoft

Pro Tip: This to-do list hack turns your tasks into questions

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Question mark to list trick
Rephrase your tasks as questions.
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Pro Tip: This to-do list hack turns your tasks into questions How many times have you stared at the same list of stale tasks on your to-do list? I have whole sections that have been there so long they’ve become invisible to me —- just like the sign in by bathroom telling guests to sit down to pee has become invisible to certain of my antisocial visitors.

Now, today’s tip isn’t going to help you to finish off those lingering tasks. You may as well just delete them, because you’re never, ever going to complete them. But it might help you rescue newly added tasks from the same stagnant fate. It’s called the “question mark to-do list trick”, and so far it’s working for me.

Apple volunteers donate more than $365 million to charitable causes

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Apple volunteers teach coding at a disadvantaged high school in Ireland.
Apple volunteers teach coding at a disadvantaged high school in Ireland.
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To honor the life of service of Martin Luther King Jr., Apple is highlighting charitable contributions made by its employees.

Thanks to matching funds from the iPhone-maker’s Giving program, donations by employees in time and money have reached considerable sums.

Spotify will let you mute artists you don’t want to hear

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Spotify
You won't have to listen to music you don't like.
Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Spotify will soon let you mute artists you don’t want to listen to.

It is currently testing a “don’t play this artist” feature in the latest version of its iOS app. Using it will prevent the artist’s tracks from playing altogether — even if they feature in a playlist, chart list, or on a radio station you listen to.