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Xeon iMacs, 100% green, Earth Day, Chinese porn concerns, Setapp search

Why Apple will be using Xeon CPUs in this fall’s ‘pro’ iMac — Recently, we learned that Apple may be seriously considering the use of a Xeon CPU in its so-called ‘server-grade’ iMac planned for later this year. There are good technical reasons why the use of the Xeon has entered the discussion in what has traditionally been considered a consumer iMac, in contrast to the Mac Pro which has had Xeons all along.

Apple promises future products to be made from 100% recycled materials — Apple is on the cusp of launching a new initiative, pledging to use 100% recycled materials in a closed supply loop for fabrication of its devices, but how Apple intends to do so isn’t clear: “We’re actually doing something we rarely do, which is announce a goal before we’ve completely figured out how to do it,” Apple’s Vice President of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson, told VICE News in an interview.

Apple publishes new Earth Day videos explaining company’s environmental efforts — Apple has published a set of new videos commemorating Earth Day that explain clean energy technologies, Apple’s own environmental protection efforts, and feature Apple employees and executives narrating and explaining the concepts behind the programs. Apple has also installed special signage into Stores.

Apple meets with Chinese government over App Store oversight because of porn streamers — More information has emerged about the Chinese government demand that Apple crack down on streaming apps, with a new report circulating claiming that porn streamers are the government’s major concern.

Macpaw’s Setapp adds an inbuilt app search and discovery tool — Setapp, Macpaw’s app subscription service, has launched a user interface enhancement: an inbuilt app search and discovery tool. In response to the top requested feature by current customers, it offers quick access to the collection of all the apps in a single window by introducing an in-built App Discovery tool.


Earth Day, 12-inch MacBook, Mac Permissions Repair

Repair Permissions in Apple's Disc Utility fixes 90% of problems on your Mac
Repair Permissions in Apple’s Disc Utility fixes 90% of problems on your Mac

Apple celebrates Earth Day with green retail store logos, App Store promos — Apple Stores across the globe have once again turned their leaves green in celebration of Earth Day, while a special iTunes Store section highlights environmentally-friendly apps.

Steve Sande of Apple World Today buys a 12-inch MacBook — “It’s incredibly slim; even compared to the two MacBook Airs that I’ve owned over the years. It just feels different. I was surprised to see that it was about the same physical size, but thinner than an iPad Air 2 in a ClamCase Pro keyboard case.”

The ins and outs of an OS X Permissions fix — Since you use a Mac, then at some point you’ve likely run into the mention of a “Permissions Fix” as a solution to just about any problem—slowdowns, random crashes, your Mac not booting up. Because it can refer to a bunch of different problems, hearing this term might leave you wondering what it is, what permissions are, and whether or not you actually need to run this routine on your Mac.