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Leaked images show a Vivo X Fold 3 controlling macOS

There’s a pretty well-defined line between Apple products and other products. iOS, iPadOS, and macOS exist only on Apple’s devices, but that’s not stopping some companies from blurring the line. According to a new leak, it appears that the Vivo X Fold 3 will be able to clone and remote control macOS. This honestly sounds more like a clever engineer experimenting with adding absurd software to phones rather than a legitimate feature. We’ve seen this many times before with people loading full Windows 11 until a Pixel 6 or…

I ran Ubuntu Linux inside MacOS Xcode and you can too with this odd little hack

Screenshot by David Gewirtz/ZDNETSo, you want to install Linux on a Mac? Well, there's more than one way to get that done. Compared to what I'm going to show you below, there's a somewhat easier set of steps that my colleague Adrian Kingsley-Hughes ran through using an installer on the App Store and Kali Linux.Also: How to install Ubuntu Linux (It's easy!)But I'm going full geek. Together, we're going to use Xcode and build our own sample app, which we'll then use to install the full distribution of the latest Ubuntu…

macOS 14.4 beta 4 available with these tweaks in Apple services

macOS 14.4 beta 4 is now available to developers as Apple aims at a March release of this new operating system update. While macOS 14.3 was already a mild update, 14.4 doesn’t look much more than that. That said, Apple is pretty much adding small new features across the macOS 14.4 beta system.For example, with macOS 14.2, Apple added support for multiple timers on macOS Sonoma. With macOS 14.4 beta, the company is expanding this feature with all ringtones currently available. Previously, only the classic tones…

How to send a voice message on your iPhone

Typing out text messages to people is one of the simplest functions of your iPhone. However, there are times where you need to send a message but can't easily type on your keyboard — whether you're out grocery shopping, cooking, doing dishes, etc. Luckily, your iPhone 15 or other iOS device has a tool that lets you record and send audio messages directly from the Messages app. Here’s how it works. Digital Trends How to send a voice message on your iPhoneTo send a voice message on…

how to take a screenshot on an iPhone (any generation)

There's no print screen button on your iPhone, but you can take a screenshot on an iPhone with just a couple of button presses. It doesn't matter if you have the iPhone 8, iPhone 15, or any other model of iPhone — they can all do this. Using screenshots is a perfect way to share problems with smartphone updates, funny things you see on websites, or that weird text you just got. All you need to know is what the right buttons are, which we'll cover here, alongside a few techniques to spruce up your iPhone…

Best Apple Watch Presidents’ Day Deals: Series 9 and More

Andy Boxall / Digital Trends If you’ve always wanted to own an Apple Watch, or you’ve been thinking about making an upgrade from an older model, now’s a great time to do so by taking advantage of this year’s Apple Watch Presidents’ Day deals from various retailers. Whether you want to stick to a tight budget with the Apple Watch SE, or you have an eye on the latest models — the Apple Watch Series 9 and the Apple Watch Ultra 2 — there’s something for you here, but you have to hurry because we’re not sure how long…

How to play Fortnite on a Mac: all methods, explained

It’s no secret that Apple and Epic Games don’t exactly see eye to eye, with the two companies frequently at loggerheads over Apple’s App Store practices and commissions. The fallout from that dispute has made it much more difficult to play Fortnite on a Mac than it used to be, as Epic has placed numerous restrictions on gamers running Apple’s hardware. The good news is that it is still possible to play Fortnite on a Mac -- it's just not as straightforward as it was in the past. Alex Blake /…

How to turn off Apple Vision Pro

The Vision Pro is an amazingly complex piece of hardware, an ultra-premium head-mounted display that's as powerful as a MacBook. As wonderful as it might be to use one of the best VR headsets in the world, there comes a time to turn off the Apple Vision Pro, and that can be the cause of some concern. Unlike an iPhone, an iPad, and a Mac, the Vision Pro doesn't have an off or a sleep button. With an Apple Watch, you can cover the screen to make it sleep. Even if that worked here, which Vision Pro screen should…

Vision Pro App Store reaches early milestone, Apple reveals

One of the drawbacks of Apple’s new Vision Pro headset is the small number of available apps. Sure, you can load most iPad apps onto the mixed-reality headset, but it’s the tailor-made apps that really bring out the best in the Vision Pro. The good news is that the Vision Pro App Store now has 1,000 visionOS apps ready for download by owners of the face-based computer, which started shipping for $3,499 on February 2. The 1,000-app figure was revealed by Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president for marketing, in a…

The MacBook Pro is a good enough gaming laptop for me

Jacob Roach / Digital Trends I’m not a hardcore gamer. But like a lot of people, I like to dabble here and there. Looking at my limited Steam account, I find a handful of remotely current titles I’ve been enjoying lately, whether that’s Baldur’s Gate 3 or Civilization VI. When I fully converted to a MacBook Pro from Windows, I didn’t expect to have even my limited gaming needs met. I figured it would just be something I’d lose in the transition. To my surprise, I’ve found myself quite enjoying the experience of…