Drink from the Firehose...
TweetFollow Us on Twitter

Drink from the Firehose...

Friday September 23

04:30
How to open ANY app in macOS Sierra

macOS Sierra really doesn’t want you to run apps that weren’t purchased from the Mac App Store. Before the latest version of the Mac operating system, you could allow apps to be downloaded from the Mac App Store, identified developers, and “anywhere.” The latter option has vanished in Sierra. However, there are still two ways to do this.

First, download the app and move it to your Applications folder. Right-click on its icon and select Open. After you select Open, Sierra will frantically warn you that the app is “from an unidentified developer” and ask if you’re really dumb enough to open it (well, okay, so it asks if you really want to open it). If you do, click Open; if you don’t, click Cancel. 

There’s a second way. Download the app and move it to your Applications folder. Launch it, and you’ll get the same warning. However, you’ll only be presented with a blue “OK” button. Click it and you’re taken to the Finder. Go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy...

| Read more »
04:29
Opera 40.0.2308.62 - High-performance Web browser.

Opera is a fast and secure browser trusted by millions of users. With the intuitive interface, Speed Dial and visual bookmarks for organizing favorite sites, news feature with fresh, relevant content, speed-boosting Opera Turbo mode and more handy features, Opera has everything you need to do more on the web. Also, with 1700+ available extensions, you can mix and match additional features to customize the browser the way you want.



Version 40.0.2308.62:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.9 or later



Download Now]]>

| Read more »
04:20
Macgo Blu-ray Player 2.16.17 - Blu-ray player.

Macgo Blu-ray Player can bring you the most unforgettable Blu-ray experience on your Mac. Overview Macgo Mac Blu-ray Player can satisfy just about every need you could possibly have in a Blu-ray Player. It features a friendly user interface, ultrafast loading and super high quality. Besides that, it perfectly supports Blu-ray, DVD and any other media format that you want to play. It outputs video at up to 1080p high-definition quality without loss of data and frame, and allows full preservation of all audio tracks (like DTS 5.1, Dolby TrueHD Audio, etc.).

Macgo Mac Blu-ray Player is really easy to operate. You can control almost everything on the main interface with your mouse. More settings can be done by right-click on the interface while playing. Or you can change preferences in the menu on the top of the interface. Macgo Mac Blu-ray Player is the first Blu-ray player on Mac, and its uniqueness doesn't just end with that. It can support any media...

| Read more »
04:19
Cyber attacks against smart city services may pose...

Tripwire (www.tripwire.com), a provider of security and compliance solutions for enterprises and industrial organizations, has announced the results of a survey conducted on behalf of Tripwire by Dimensional Research.

The June survey assessed cyber security challenges associated with smart city technologies. Survey respondents included over 200 IT professionals working for state and local governments.

read more

| Read more »
04:18
Notable apps and app updates for Sept. 23, 2016

On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are today's picks.

iOS Apps/Updates

FancyTap has introduced React 1.0, a free iMessage app for iOS 10 devices. It lets iOS users lock a message containing either a text, a photo or a video for a reaction from the message receiver.

Renniksoft has launched Book Max - The Smart Marketplace for eBooks. It’s a free eBook search solution. Users start typing a search term or using the bubble interface to find a book.

Tupilak Gaming has unveiled Kheshig 1.0, a multi-platform board/...

| Read more »
04:15
Watch the Apple Watch Series 2 eject water from the...

One of the challenges Apple faced with making the Apple Watch Series 2 ‘swimproof‘ was that it has two large-ish holes in the casing in the form of the speaker grilles. The company said during the keynote that it actually used sound waves to eject water from the speaker enclosure, and we can now see this happening in full slow-motion glory in a YouTube video.

more…

Filed under: Apple ...

| Read more »
04:00
Collage creation is a breeze with Diptic for Mac

If you need a quick, easy and fun way to combine photos into a collage, Diptic for Mac is the tool for you. You can combine up to six photos to create a new image without working up a sweat. 

Diptic is as user friendly as an app gets. You start by selecting one of 56 layouts. You can adjust the canvas size to get a square, portrait or landscape image.

Next choose the photos for your collage. You can pick from pics on your Mac or drag and drop photos from online services such as Facebook, Twitter, and Shutterfly. Arrange your pics as you'd like. You can even swap photos between frames. 

Next customize the inner frame dimensions using the frame sliders. You can adjust brightness, contrast, hue and saturation, and adjust border color, width and curvature. Once you've finished your collage, you can export it in JPG or PNG formats at resolutions up to 3072 x 3072. 

Diptic takes advantages of macOS technologies. It supports gestures on your Magic Mouse or...

| Read more »
03:53
Tidy Up 4.1.17 - $29.99

Tidy Up is a full-featured duplicate finder and disk-tidiness utility.

Features

  • With Tidy Up you can search for duplicate files and packages by the owner application, content, type, creator, extension, time modified, time created, name, label, visibility, and date/age. You can also search by the tag, duration, and bit installments of MP3 and AAC sound files and EXIF metadata; search the contents of the Photos, iPhoto, Aperture, iTunes, iPod databases, and Mail mailboxes; and synchronize deletions with iPhoto, Mail, and iTunes.
  • Tidy Up comes with a two search modes. Basic Mode includes more than 90 pre-defined searches. For a customized strategy, you can opt for the Strategy Wizard which based on your choices creates the appropriate criteria to search for duplicates.
  • Tidy Up has a built-in security system that assures you will keep at least one file of the duplicate group on your disk, the ability to undo copied and moved...
| Read more »
03:52
Sporadic reports of poor phone call quality on...

A small number of iPhone 7/7 Plus owners are reporting poor sound quality during phone calls. The issue doesn’t appear to be widespread, but there have seemingly been enough reports for Apple to update a generic support document for the sound issues.

more…

Filed under: Apple ...

| Read more »
03:29
Herald 7.0 - Notification plugin for Mail.app.

Note: Versions 2.1.3 (for OS X 10.7), 3.0.6 (for OS X 10.8), 4.0.8 (for OS X 10.9), 5.0.2 (for OS X 10.10), and 6.0.3 (for OS X 10.11) are no longer supported by the developer.

Herald is a notification plugin for Mail.app, Apple's macOS email client. Inspired by the excellent Mail.appetizer plugin, Herald shows you popup notifications whenever you receive new Mail. It also allows you to perform common actions directly from within the notification window, including deleting messages, initiating replies, viewing messages in Mail, or marking messages as read. Herald's appearance is highly customizable, allowing you to change the background color, text color, size, shadow, transparency, and position of the window. Herald even provides a scrolling text view so you can read full messages without having to switch back to Mail. Herald is a free download and requires macOS Sierra. Note: Mail plugins are not officially supported by Apple....

| Read more »
02:48
Safari 10.0

Prefers displaying HTML 5 video whenever available and fixes a number of security vulnerabilities for OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite and 10.11.6 El Capitan. (Free)

 

Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

| Read more »
02:40
TunnelBear 3.0.1 - Subscription-based private...

TunnelBear is a subscription-based virtual private network (VPN) service and companion app, enabling you to browse the internet privately and securely.

Features

  • Browse privately - Secure your data and hide your IP address behind a bear.
  • Experience the Internet as if you’re in another country - A TunnelBear can "tunnel" you around censorship and blocked sites to another country of your choosing.
  • Zap creepy trackers - Block the website trackers (ads, analytics, scripts, social buttons) that track everything you and your family do online.
  • A TunnelBear is really, really simple - On. Off. On. Off. You get the idea.
  • TunnelBear comes in three subscription tiers:
    • Little: 500 MB per month; free
    • Giant: unlimited; $6.99/month
    • Grizzly: unlimited; $49.99/year

See...

| Read more »
02:33
ExpanDrive 5.4.0 - Access cloud storage just like a...

ExpanDrive builds cloud storage in every application, acts just like a USB drive plugged into your Mac. With ExpanDrive, you can securely access any remote file server directly from the Finder or even the terminal. ExpanDrive supports:

  • SFTP/FTP/FTPS
  • Amazon S3
  • Dropbox
  • WebDAV
  • Rackspace Cloud Files
  • Openstack Swift
  • Dreamhost DreamObjects
  • Google Drive
  • OneDrive
  • Box.com
  • Copy.com
  • HP Helion
  • hubiC



Version 5.4.0:

  • [New] Support for macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • [Fixed] Various speed and caching improvements



  • OS X 10.7 or later



Download Now]]>

| Read more »
02:31
Video Response: U.S. Treasury Secretary Speaks out...

Yesterday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Video Interview: EU Commissioner Vestager on Apple's Massive Tax Penalty." In response, U.S Treasury Secretary Jack Lew spoke with the BBC about why they're unhappy with the EU's tax order against Apple.

| Read more »
01:18
Apple's 2017 iPhone may use Samsung's new...

With Apple reportedly shifting to iPhones with OLED displays starting in 2017, it will be interesting to see if Apple will be using Samsung's latest OLED technology that may be ready for the 2017 anniversary iPhone.

| Read more »
00:13
Highlights from Apple's Music Festival 10

Apple Music Festival 10 kicked off this week at the intimate Roundhouse stage in London with groundbreaking performances by some of the biggest names in music. Fans from around the world are tuning in to watch live and on-demand video ...

| Read more »

Thursday September 22

21:48
1Password 6.3.3

Fixes a number of issues found on macOS 10.12 Sierra. ($64.99 new, free update, 43.8 MB)

 

Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

| Read more »
20:59
CleanMyMac 3.5.1 - $39.95

CleanMyMac makes space for the things you love. Sporting a range of ingenious new features, CleanMyMac lets you safely and intelligently scan and clean your entire system, delete large, unused files, reduce the size of your iPhoto library, uninstall unneeded apps or fix the ones that started to work improperly, manage all your extensions from one place and do much more - all from one newly designed and beautifully simple interface.



Version 3.5.1:

  • Fixed an issue that affected Live Photos
  • Resolved a UI glitch on opening the app
  • Minor stability improvements



  • OS X 10.8 or later



Download Now]]>

| Read more »
20:59
Sublime Text 3124 - Sophisticated text editor for...

Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, markup, and prose. You'll love the slick user interface, extraordinary features, and amazing performance.

Features

  • Goto Anything. Use Goto Anything to open files with only a few keystrokes, and instantly jump to symbols, lines, or words. Triggered with ⌘P, it is possible to:
    • Type part of a file name to open it
    • Type @ to jump to symbols, # to search within the file, and : to go to a line number

    These shortcuts can be combined, so tp@rf may take you to a function read_file within a file text_parser.py. Similarly, tp:100 would take you to line 100 of the same file.

  • Multiple Selections. Make ten changes at the same time, not one change ten times. Multiple selections allow you to interactively change many lines at once, rename variables with ease, and manipulate files faster than ever. Try pressing ⇧⌘L to split the...
| Read more »
20:59
ForkLift 3.0 Beta 1 - Powerful file manager: FTP,...

ForkLift is a powerful file manager and ferociously fast FTP client clothed in a clean and versatile UI that offers the combination of absolute simplicity and raw power expected from a well-executed Mac software.

ForkLift will connect to any remote server FTP, SFTP, Amazon S3, WebDAV, the SMB and AFP shares on your local network,- pretty much anything you can plug into or hook up to a Mac. ForkLift also carries a complete toolbox for managing your files, including Folder Synchronization, Batch Renaming, Archive handling, Application deleter, editing files over remote connections and many more. All these power features are packaged into a Finder-like, dual-pane interface that delivers superior workflow while remaining absolutely familiar to use, along with QuickLook, Spotlight search and all.

Features

  • Completely re-built from scratch inside and out
  • Disklets (you can mount a remote connection as a disk and access it from any app...
| Read more »
20:59
Twitter 4.2.2 - Official Twitter client for Mac (was...

Twitter (was Tweetie) is a Twitter client with a variety of features.

Important Note: As of January 2011, AteBit's Tweetie application has been acquired and renamed by Twitter. Version 1.2.8 of the original Tweetie application is available above as an alternate download.

Features

  • Conversations: Double click on a tweet to view not only that tweet, but the entire conversation history leading up to that tweet. Never lose track of a conversation again.
  • Easy Compose: Independent compose windows stay out of your way until you need them. Have as many open at a time as you'd like while you compose your thoughts. Everything has a keyboard shortcut, (Command-Enter will send a tweet).
  • Easy Search Trends: See what's hot on Twitter right now, then search for the most recent tweets on those popular topics with a single click.
  • Easy Threaded DM's: Have a real private conversation over Twitter with your Direct...
| Read more »
20:59
iExplorer 4.0.9.0 - View and transfer files on your...

iExplorer is an iPhone browser for Mac lets you view the files on your iOS device. By using a drag and drop interface, you can quickly copy files and folders between your Mac and your iPhone or iTouch. It works with both jailbroken and non-jailbroken iPhones and works quickly with a standard USB cable.

Features

  • All the best technology from Phone to Mac, Phone Disk, and iExplorer 3, and then some
  • One-click recovery of music and videos straight to iTunes
  • Explore and export photos and videos (even from older iPods)
  • Mount any folder or category, including playlists and photo albums, then browse in Finder and open with other apps
  • Browse any iTunes backups (encrypted too). Export: Messages (including attachments), notes, voicemail, call history, contacts, calendars...
  • Works with all types of iPhones, iPads, iPod Touch, and regular iPod



Version 4.0.9.0:

  • Fixes...
| Read more »
20:59
Delicious Library 3.6 - Import, browse and share...

Delicious Library allows you to import, browse, and share all your books, movies, music, and video games with Delicious Library. Run your very own library from your home or office using our impossibly simple interface. Delicious Library's digital shelves act as a visual card-catalog.

A scan of a barcode is all Delicious Library needs to add an item to your digital shelves, downloading tons of info from the Internet like the author, release date, current value, description, and even a high-resolution picture of the cover. Import your entire library using our exclusive full-speed iSight video barcode scanner, our Flic Wireless Laser Bar Code Scanner, or (the slow way) entering the titles by hand. Once you have all of your items in your Mac, you can browse though your digital shelves, check stuff out to friends using Apple's built-in Address Book and calendar, and find new items to read, watch, and play using Library's recommendations.

Quickly importing...

| Read more »
20:59
Merlin Project 4.0.7 - Project management software (...

Merlin Project is the leading professional project management software for OS X.

If you plan complex projects on your Mac, you won’t get far with a simple list of tasks. Good planning raises questions about the dependencies of activities on each other, the impact of delays on the project completion date, and budget planning.

These are precisely the answers Merlin Project provides for your projects - with just a few mouse clicks. Download now our free demo version and test Merlin Project on OS X for full 30 days.



Version 4.0.7:

Fixes & improvements

  • Improved general stability
  • Works fine under macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • Publishing to some WebDAV servers was not possible
  • With activated "Dynamic Planning", activities were sometimes only shifted 30 seconds after opening a document



  • OS X 10.10.5 or later



...

| Read more »
20:59
Tidy Up 4.1.16 - $29.99

Tidy Up is a full-featured duplicate finder and disk-tidiness utility.

Features

  • With Tidy Up you can search for duplicate files and packages by the owner application, content, type, creator, extension, time modified, time created, name, label, visibility, and date/age. You can also search by the tag, duration, and bit installments of MP3 and AAC sound files and EXIF metadata; search the contents of the Photos, iPhoto, Aperture, iTunes, iPod databases, and Mail mailboxes; and synchronize deletions with iPhoto, Mail, and iTunes.
  • Tidy Up comes with a two search modes. Basic Mode includes more than 90 pre-defined searches. For a customized strategy, you can opt for the Strategy Wizard which based on your choices creates the appropriate criteria to search for duplicates.
  • Tidy Up has a built-in security system that assures you will keep at least one file of the duplicate group on your disk, the ability to undo copied and moved...
| Read more »
20:59
Dropbox 10.4.26 - Cloud backup and synchronization...

Dropbox is an application that creates a special Finder folder that automatically syncs online and between your computers. It allows you to both backup files and keep them up-to-date between systems.

Note: You must first sign up to use Dropbox.

The Dropbox application is available for OS X, Windows, and Linux. A video on the site explains more.



Version 10.4.26:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.6 or later



Download Now]]>

| Read more »
20:12
Signs You’ve Hit Your Stride In IT

My latest post is up over on Huffington Post. It starts a little like this:

You work hard, you work harder, and then you get a montage. The montage starts when you get hit in the face with a pizza by the other engineers on your team. Then you get a little better as Bon Jovi or Tina Turner belt out a power ballad just for you. Then things start to click. You catch the bugs before you compile, you close all the tickets in your queue, and finally you get carried out of the office door on the shoulders of your coworkers, given the key to the city, and promoted to Grand Puba. It’s awesome.

Read more at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/charles-edge/signs-youve-hit-your-stri_b_12107664.html.

The post...

| Read more »
19:57
Save Bandwidth with iMessage Images Using Low...

iOS 10 has something called Low Quality Mode for images you send out in iMessage. When active, Low Quality Mode reduces any images you are sending out to approximately 100K. This can save you a lot of cellular data usage, especially if you’re sending out photographs you take on your iPhone.


| Read more »
18:39
macOS Sierra: RAID Support Returns to Disk Utility

Guess what? RAID support is back in Disk Utility in macOS Sierra. You won’t find it in the main interface (see below), but you will find it in the File Menu.


| Read more »
18:36
Google opens Daydream VR platform to developers

From its debut at Google I/O, Daydream seemed like a much more ambitious smartphone-based VR software platform than the earlier Cardboard system. The countdown clock for the former's public release began after a Bloomberg article back in August hinte...

| Read more »
17:51
Yahoo confirms at least 500M accounts impacted by...

Yahoo on Thursday announced that information associated with at least 500 million accounts was stolen in a security breach of its network in 2014, claiming a "state-sponsored actor" was behind the attack.

| Read more »
17:41
Deezer's family streaming plan is now available...

Like most streaming services, music or otherwise, Deezer has a family plan that offers enough individual accounts to cover your whole household for a significantly discounted price. This particular subscription option, however, was previously exclusi...

| Read more »
17:16
Supposedly leaked ad showcases Apple Watch Series 2...

A video posted to YouTube on Thursday claims to show an Apple-produced television commercial promoting the new Apple Watch Series 2 Hermes model, which, if legitimate, is the company's first ad dedicated to the luxury brand's special edition.

| Read more »
16:57
Library of Congress repatriates 163,000 files to...

The Library of Congress has completed a three-year project to digitize 163,000 documents relating to the cultural history of Afghanistan, and this week officials handed over these hard drives to the Afghan Minister of Information and Culture, Abdul B...

| Read more »
16:35
Token Authentication Now Available for Push...

You can now take advantage of a simpler method of authentication by using tokens instead of certificates when sending push notifications. A token is easy to generate, doesn’t expire, and can be used to send notifications to all of your apps. Learn more about push notifications.

| Read more »
16:35
Token Authentication Now Available for Push...

You can now take advantage of a simpler method of authentication by using tokens instead of certificates when sending push notifications. A token is easy to generate, doesn’t expire, and can be used to send notifications to all of your apps. Learn more about push notifications.

| Read more »
16:33
Apple Scouting Top Locations for their First...

In 2014 the Korean press bitterly complained about Apple opening one store after another in China while having none in their country. It's now being reported that Apple isn't only looking at a prime location in Korea, they're actually looking at one location that's just ...

| Read more »
16:28
'Minecraft: Education Edition' officially...

After a summer of test runs, the full version of Minecraft: Education Edition will officially launch on November 1st. When it goes live, the service will require a $5 yearly membership per user or a district-wide license, but the Early Access edition...

| Read more »
16:25
First ad for Apple Watch Series 2 Hermès shared...

Update: Hermès has officially shared this ad on its YouTube channel.

Apple has already shared a few advertisements for its new iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2, as well as a new Apple Music commercial starring James Corden. Now, an apparent Apple ad has leaked on YouTube that showcases the Apple Watch Series 2 Hermès ahead of its release tomorrow.

more…

Filed under: Apple ...

| Read more »
16:22
Beats to skip Studio Wireless headphone update in...

Apple-owned Beats won't be updating its over-ear Studio Wireless headphones in 2016 due to a lack of battery life improvements, according to a report published Thursday.

| Read more »
16:00
The CW's shows will be available on streaming...

Reports surfaced in January that CBS and Time Warner were planning a streaming service for The CW network. So far, those plans haven't come to fruition, but starting next week, it'll be a lot easier to stream shows that air on the the channel. The CW...

| Read more »
15:45
AWT News Update: September 22, 2016

If you weren't at the new Hong Kong store at 11 AM today, it's too late to get a free t-shirt...

It's the first day of Autumn, and it's also the last AWT News Update of the week -- be sure to join us again on Monday afternoon. Steve had to do this podcast unscripted, so we have just a few Apple-related stories today:

  • A 19-year-old hacker claims to have jailbroken an iPhone 7 in less than 24 hours; we're wondering if he'll release the jailbreak to the public or get a bounty from Apple for revealing the vulnerability he used;
  • ABC News is added to Live Tune-in on the 4th-generation Apple TV;
  • Apple opens another Apple retail outlet, this one is the sixth in Hong Kong

Sadly for you, there's no text version of the podcast today so you're going to have to listen to it!

Subscribe to the Podcast...

| Read more »
15:32
Where Did Music Controls in iOS 10 Control Center Go...

One of the many changes in iOS 10 is Control Center. The most striking change is that controls for music are gone. Well, it turns out they aren’t gone, they’ve just been moved. To access them, swipe left in Control Center.  Bryan Chaffin has pictures, with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one.


| Read more »
15:28
Windows 10 Maps will show the traffic on your route...

Fans of the Maps app on Windows 10 will have something to look forward to with its latest update. Now, you can see what the roads are like either to home or work (or whatever locations you've labeled as such) and even take a gander at realtime traffi...

| Read more »
15:01
Satellite tracking for airliners may help prevent...

The fact that a passenger airliner can disappear without a trace is still pretty difficult to comprehend. Two companies are looking to bring a new satellite tracking solution to market that they say will prevent mysterious disappearances like that of...

| Read more »
14:58
Hacker claims to have jailbroken iPhone 7 in just 24...

The iPhone 7 hit the market just a week ago, but hackers have already started work on attempting to jailbreak the device. As noted by Motherboard, one teenage hacker has already had success in jailbreaking the iPhone 7 running iOS 10. In fact, the 19-year-old developer, Luca Todesco, claims to have successfully done so in just 24 hours…

more…

Filed under: Apple ...

| Read more »
14:42
∞ iPhone 7 Plus Depth Effect

One of the cool visual effects of the iPhone 7 Plus’ new camera is called Depth Effect—it was released as part of the new iOS 10.1 beta yesterday, so I downloaded it and gave it a try. […]

| Read more »
14:30
Report: Beats not updating Studio Wireless...

Alongside the iPhone 7 earlier this month, Apple introduced a new lineup of Beats products, including the Solo3, Powerbeats 3, Beats X, and Beats Ep. Noticeably missing from the refresh, though, were the Beats Studio Wireless. Coming in near the top of the Beats lineup, the Studio Wireless offer an over-ear design and improved noise-canceling compared to the company’s other offerings.

If you were holding out for a refresh of the Beats Studio Wireless, perhaps for the holiday season, you’re going to be waiting for a while, according to a new report from CNET.

more…

Filed under: Apple...

| Read more »
14:29
Apple Leather Case for iPhone 7, Same Style with...

Bryan Chaffin used Apple’s Leather Case for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s, but he says that the new Leather Case for iPhone 7 is a big improvement. There’s one reason for that, the buttons.


| Read more »
14:27
The Wirecutter's best deals: Save $100 on...

This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read their continuously updated list of deals atTheWirecutter.com.

You may have already seen Engadget posting reviews from our friends at The Wirecutter....

| Read more »
14:03
Apple adds ABC News to Apple TV's 'Live...

Apple on Thursday added ABC News to the roster of apps supported by Live Tune-In, a feature of the fourth-generation Apple TV.

| Read more »
14:03
White House hopes to fight climate change with data...

Despite some scary evidence that climate change is affecting weather patterns and even shifting how the Earth moves, 43 percent of Americans wouldn't spend a buck a month to fight it. With Congressional deadlock standing in the way of a national stra...

| Read more »
14:00
Notable apps and app updates for Sept. 22, 2016

On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are today's picks.

macOS Apps/Updates

Twocanoes Software says Winclone, Boot Runner and SD Clone are macOS Sierra ready. 

Winclone is a solution for cloning and migrating Boot Camp on the Mac; pricing starts at $19.99. Boot Runner is a dual-boot startup control and boot management utility for enterprise Macs; pricing starts at $9.99. SD Clone offers a way to clone SD and other media cards on the Mac; pricing starts at $99.99.

Houdah Software has unveiled HoudahGeo 5.1, an upgrade to the photo geotagging tool for Mac. 

The app tags photos with location coordinates and names. Standard EXIF, XMP and IPTC geotags allow photo cataloging tools to organize and later find photos...

| Read more »
13:59
Apple Falls off Worldwide Top 5 PC Vendors List for...

The year started off well for Apple's PC sales as usual over the Holiday Quarter where they were listed as the number four in Worldwide PC shipments barely squeezing out ASUS. Fast forward to Q2 and Apple has fallen off the top 5 vendors list as noted in IDC's latest chart published today. Why the stats for Q2 are only...

| Read more »
13:50
19-Year-Old Jailbreaks iPhone 7 In 24 Hours

An anonymous reader writes: 19-year-old hacker qwertyoruiop, aka Luca Todesco, jailbroke the new iPhone 7 just 24 hours after he got it, in what's the first known iPhone 7 jailbreak. Todesco tweeted a screenshot of a terminal where he has "root," alongside the message: "This is a jailbroken iPhone 7." He even has video proof of the jailbreak. Motherboard reports: "He also said that he could definitely submit the vulnerabilities he found to Apple, since they fall under the newly launched bug bounty, but he hasn't decided whether to do that yet. The hacker told me that he needs to polish the exploits a bit more to make the jailbreak 'smoother,' and that he is also planning to make this jailbreak work through the Safari browser just like the famous 'jailbreakme.com,' which allowed anyone to jailbreak their iPhone 4 just by clicking on a link." Apple responded to the news by saying, "Apple strongly cautions against installing any software that hacks iOS."

...

| Read more »
13:48
Hands-on: Apple’s slightly-redesigned iPhone 7...

Like it always does, Apple released new silicon and leather cases for its latest iPhones. Outside of the obvious camera hole differences, the silicon case remains the same. The leather case, on the other hand, received a subtle, yet notable change. more…

Filed under: Apple ...

| Read more »
13:40
Sony's Xperia XZ arrives in the US October 2nd...

Sony debuted its latest handsets back at IFA and now the duo will soon debut in the US. The flagship Xperia XZ is slated to arrive October 2nd at Amazon, Best Buy and other retailers. Priced at $700 unlocked, the unlocked model supports GSM networks...

| Read more »
13:13
Amazon takes aim at Shutterfly with photo printing...

Photo printing is the latest addition to Amazon's slate of services and that's not great news for the likes of Shutterfly. Amazon Prints outputs snapshots for as little as 9 cents each and offers photo books starting at $20. What's more, options like...

| Read more »
13:03
Firefox 49.0

Improves performance on OS X systems without hardware acceleration and ends support for Snow Leopard, Lion, and Mountain Lion. (Free, 81.3 MB)

 

Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

| Read more »
13:00
New Office training courses from LinkedIn Learning

Today’s post was written by Peter Loforte, general manager for the Office Modern User Assistance and Localization team.

In our continuing effort to provide better help to our customers, we’ve partnered with LinkedIn to provide an array of new LinkedIn Learning training courses to help you get more out of Office.

The new courses are available today and focus on helping you get the most out of Outlook 2016 and Excel 2016. Learn how to use Outlook 2016 to set up an email account; send, receive and organize messages; add a signature; manage contacts and calendars; manage meetings; and collaborate and share with others. Get started with Excel 2016 by learning how to enter and organize data, create formulas and functions, build charts and PivotTables, and use...

| Read more »
13:00
iOS 10 Messages: How to Control Who Sees When You...

iOS 10 lets you set who gets receipts on a case-by-case basis for the chats you read in Messages. It’s easy to set up once you know where to look. Follow along with The Mac Observer’s video tip to learn how.


| Read more »
12:59
External Link: Dejal Marks 25 Years of Mac...

Congrats to David Sinclair of Dejal, who is celebrating his Mac development company’s 25th anniversary (check out the photo of his original Mac Plus!). Dejal is perhaps best known for its Simon monitoring tool, but the company also makes the free Time Out break reminder app, along with the Caboodle snippet keeper, and the BlogAssist utility for simplifying the process of making HTML markup. Through the end of the month, Dejal is offering a 50 percent discount on all its products.

 

Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related...

| Read more »
12:49
ABC News now works with Apple TV’s Live tune-in...

Apple TV gained a new feature earlier this year called Live tune-in that lets you tell Siri what channel you want to watch and jump right in to the current stream. The feature is somewhat difficult to discover, but Apple maintains a list of “live channels” that work with Live tune-in on the fourth-gen Apple TV.

more…

Filed under: Apple ...

| Read more »
12:48
Tesla sues Michigan over law prohibiting direct sales

Tesla is suing the home of the auto industry. The electric car manufacturer started litigation against Michigan Governor Rick Snyder today over a law that prohibits the automaker's direct-sale model in the state, according to a report from Reuters. T...

| Read more »
12:45
Review: Thought Out Simplex Tablet iPad Stand

We recently received Thought Out's Simplex Tablet iPad Stand ($30), which is as simple as its name suggests. Simplex is a $30 steel stand with an "oven baked finish" coating. The stand comes with vinyl holding pads already attached — to prevent an iPad from rubbing on the steel — as well as four feet to protect the stand from scratching any surface. Simplex should be able to hold any iPad, and the stand also includes gaps for cable management, which makes it easier to charge an iPad while viewing in either portrait or landscape mode.{/exp:char_limit}

| Read more »
12:42
Apple's Latest Flagship Store in Hong Kong...

As we noted in yesterday's report, Apple's Sixth Apple Store in Hong Kong opened today in Kwun Tong, the city's second-highest populated district. The crowds were huge ...

| Read more »
12:36
Opera's Free VPN Takes On Internet Privacy...


Opera earlier this week released a new version of its browser, Opera 40, which comes with a free virtual private network service built in. The official rollout follows five months of user experimentation with a beta version. The company evaluated beta users' feedback and subsequently brought on additional servers, added options for global or private browsing, and created versions that would run on iOS and Android. The VPN creates a secure connection to one of Opera's five servers around the world, letting users spoof their IP address.

| Read more »
12:33
Cocoatech releases Path Finder 7.4 (macOS Sierra...

Cocoatech has announced Path Finder 7.4 (http://www.cocoatech.com/) , a free update of their file browser for users running macOS Sierra 10.12.

Path Finder allows you to view hidden files, compare, merge and synchronize folders, batch rename and batch select files, use Dual Pane and full keyboard navigation to browse your file system and much more. P

read more

| Read more »
12:24
Amazon's Kindle for Kids bundle offers children...

To offer kids a way to read via Kindle, Amazon is back with another $99 bundle. The Kindle for Kids offer combines the latest e-reader with a cover and a "2-year worry-free guarantee." It's meant to boost reading habits for children complete with too...

| Read more »
12:22
Twitter 4.2.2 - Official Twitter client for Mac (was...

Twitter (was Tweetie) is a Twitter client with a variety of features.

Important Note: As of January 2011, AteBit's Tweetie application has been acquired and renamed by Twitter. Version 1.2.8 of the original Tweetie application is available above as an alternate download.

Features

  • Conversations: Double click on a tweet to view not only that tweet, but the entire conversation history leading up to that tweet. Never lose track of a conversation again.
  • Easy Compose: Independent compose windows stay out of your way until you need them. Have as many open at a time as you'd like while you compose your thoughts. Everything has a keyboard shortcut, (Command-Enter will send a tweet).
  • Easy Search Trends: See what's hot on Twitter right now, then search for the most recent tweets on those popular topics with a single click.
  • Easy Threaded DM's: Have a real private conversation over Twitter with your Direct...
| Read more »
12:19
Pokemon Go tests global property laws

This is a very interesting, and frustrating problem. It’s only going to get to worse as more games like this come to market.

∞ Read this on The Loop

| Read more »
12:12
Yahoo confirms 500 million accounts compromised

Yahoo (YHOO, Tech30) confirmed on Thursday data “associated with at least 500 million user accounts” have been stolen in what may be one of the largest cybersecurity breaches ever.

The company said it believes a “state-sponsored actor” was behind the data breach, meaning an individual acting on behalf of a government. The breach is said to have occurred in late 2014.

Ugh.

∞ Read this on The Loop

| Read more »
12:10
500 million Yahoo accounts hacked, change your...

1Password to the rescue!

∞ Read this on The Loop

| Read more »
12:08
Inside iOS 10: Apple's Data Detectors offer...

Finding local movie showtimes or viewing an artist's complete discography is as simple as striking up a conversation in Messages, thanks to expanded content-driven Data Detectors included in Apple's iOS 10.

| Read more »
12:02
At Least 500 Million Yahoo Accounts Hacked in Late...

Yahoo today confirmed that "at least" 500 million Yahoo accounts were compromised in an attack in late 2014, leaking customer information like names, email addresses, telephone numbers, birthdates, hashed passwords, and both encrypted and unencrypted security questions and answers.

Yahoo does not believe unprotected passwords, payment card data, or bank account information was accessed, as that data is not stored in the system that was hacked. According to Yahoo, account information was stolen by a "state-sponsored actor" and the company is working with law enforcement on a full investigation.

Starting today, Yahoo will notify all affected users and is asking them to change their passwords immediately if passwords have not been changed since 2014. All compromised security questions and answers have also been invalidated. Yahoo has laid out a set of recommendations...

| Read more »
12:00
How to outsource your love life

It's 5PM on a Friday. I pour myself a glass of three-day-old white wine and wait for my wing woman to call. Her name is Ally. She has a soothing voice and a gentle demeanor. She lives in Temecula, California, somewhere between Los Angeles and the hyp...

| Read more »
11:58
Apple buys out machine learning firm Tuplejump [u]

Apple has bought out India's Tuplejump, its fourth machine learning acquisition in the space of a year, a report said on Thursday. [Updated with additional information]

| Read more »
11:55
News: Apple acquires machine learning company...

Apple has acquired machine learning company Tuplejump, TechCrunch reports. According to the report, Apple had specific interest in the company’s “FiloDB”, an opensource project designed to “efficiently apply machine learning concepts and analytics to massive amounts of complex data right as it streamed in.” Apple gave its typical response to the reported acquisition, saying that it “buys smaller technology companies…

| Read more »
11:46
Review: My First Five Days With an iPhone 7

John Martellaro has had his drop-dead gorgeous black, 128 GB iPhone 7 for five days now.  He takes a look at Apple’s official list of features, then delves into his initial reactions and technical observations about this remarkable iPhone. It’s hardly a yawner of an update.


| Read more »
11:46
iPhone 7 Review: My First Five Days

John Martellaro has had his drop-dead gorgeous black, 128 GB iPhone 7 for five days now.  He takes a look at Apple’s official list of features, then delves into his initial reactions and technical observations about this remarkable iPhone. It’s hardly a yawner of an update.


| Read more »
11:45
Apple FCC filing shows Apple TV-sized device with...

This week's update of the U.S. Federal Communication Commission's database has revealed an as-yet-unannounced Apple product, with screw placement and case dimensions similar to that of the fourth-generation Apple TV.

| Read more »
11:42
The iOS Portrait Mode update is live in public beta

Apple just launched iOS 10 last week, but it's already working full throttle on the next update. Today, Apple made iOS 10.1 available in its public beta program, just one day after launching it for developers. The latest update adds Portrait Mode to...

| Read more »
11:42
Yahoo confirms over 500 million users affected in...

Yahoo has confirmed reports that it was the victim of a major hack in late 2014, which has led to some 500 million user accounts being compromised. The story first broke way back in August when a hacker known as Peace was promising to sell 200 millio...

| Read more »
11:37
Review: SmartX Galaxy ZEGA Starter Kit

There's been an interesting market developing over the past few years for iPhone-controlled toys, beginning with Parrot's original AR.Drone in 2010 and moving on through a series of smaller drones, battle tanks, rovers, rolling balls, and more. While each of these have had their own merits, most of the toys we've seen in this category have generally been simple remote control devices with open-ended play and no specific "gaming" element behind them. This makes Galaxy ZEGA, a new entry into the market from Chinese startup SmartX, all the more interesting, as the company has gone quite a ways beyond the simple RC model into creating an interactive game that mixes real-world play with a more typical gaming experience, extending on-device gaming into the real world. It's currently available for pre-order and should be available soon — it was released in China in 2015.{/exp:char_limit}
...

| Read more »
11:23
Apple Acquires a Small Indian Machine Learning...

Apple appears to be on a machine learning company buying spree. After buying Perceptio at the end of 2015 and Turi just a few months ago, Apple has now acquired an India/US-based machine learning team....

| Read more »
11:20
The Fitbit Charge 2's upgrades are incremental...

Fitbit's 2-year-old Charge HR has been in dire need of an upgrade, and thankfully, the company has finally refreshed its lineup. The new Charge 2 boasts better exercise tracking, more informative stats, GPS capability and a larger screen for the same...

| Read more »
11:17
iOS 10.1, macOS Sierra 10.12.1 public betas now...

Apple has posted public beta versions of iOS 10.1 and macOS 10.12.1 to eligible participants.

The goal of the public beta program is to get feedback on bugs and features from a large number of users. If you're not already signed up for the public beta program, you can do so here (https://beta.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/).

| Read more »
11:05
Apple scoops up another machine learning company

Apple has acquired its fourth machine learning company since 2015, purchasing India-based company Tuplejump, reports TechCrunch. It’s a a data mining and analysis platform specializes in bigdata, data engineering, apache cassandra and apache spark.

Tuplejump’s website has been taken down following the acquisition, but a Wayback Machine capture of its about page has the company describing itself this way:

“A few years ago people realized that the volume of data that businesses generate was becoming unwieldy. A new set of technologies to handle this huge amounts of data cropped up. We were one of the early adopters of these ‘big-data’ technologies. Having helped Fortune 500 companies adopt these technologies we quickly realized how complicated they were and how...

| Read more »
11:04
CleanMyMac 3.5.1 - $39.95

CleanMyMac makes space for the things you love. Sporting a range of ingenious new features, CleanMyMac lets you safely and intelligently scan and clean your entire system, delete large, unused files, reduce the size of your iPhoto library, uninstall unneeded apps or fix the ones that started to work improperly, manage all your extensions from one place and do much more - all from one newly designed and beautifully simple interface.



Version 3.5.1:

  • Fixed an issue that affected Live Photos
  • Resolved a UI glitch on opening the app
  • Minor stability improvements



  • OS X 10.8 or later



Download Now]]>

| Read more »
11:00
Elon Musk to show SolarCity rooftop panels October...

We knew that Elon Musk was working on a roof made of solar panels, and now we know when we'll see them: October 28th, according to a tweet from the real life Tony Stark. Assuming San Francisco's trademark fog doesn't make a surprise appearance too, t...

| Read more »
10:57
TMO Daily Observations 2016-09-22: The State of...

Apple’s car project is still something of a mystery, and that’s leading to all kinds of speculation. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to look at reports that Apple wanted to buy a high end car maker, plus they have some thoughts on Apple’s paper bag patent.


| Read more »
10:53
Apple bolsters continuing machine learning efforts...

Apple is continuing to add to its team of machine learning experts in Cupertino. TechCrunch reports that Apple has acquired Tuplejump, which describes itself as a service that “presents all your data in a familiar format” on their now-removed website. An Apple spokesperson gave TC the usual non-denial confirmation regarding the acquisition:

more…

Filed under: Apple ...

| Read more »
10:46
Hackers allegedly leak First Lady's passport...

The hacking group that was able to get a hold of former Secretary of State Colin Powell's emails earlier this month is back with a new breach: Emails from a White House staffer Ian Mellul. The newly released messages include planning, travel informat...

| Read more »
10:45
Apple iOS 10.1, macOS Sierra 10.12.1 public betas...

One day after the release of the first post-September release event developer betas, Apple has also made available a public versions of the iOS 10.1 and macOS 10.12.1 to eligible participants.

| Read more »
10:44
News: Apple releases iOS 10.1 public beta

Following yesterday’s release of the iOS 10.1 developer beta, Apple has now released a public beta version of iOS 10.1 through its Apple Software Beta Program. The iOS 10.1 public beta notably adds the “Portrait Camera” depth of field effect for iPhone 7 Plus, which Apple demonstrated at its event earlier this month — an enhancement that may encourage iPhone 7 Plus users to sign up for the public beta program to take an early peek…

| Read more »
10:41
Apple Acquires Machine Learning Startup Tuplejump

Apple recently acquired its third machine learning company since 2015, purchasing India-based company Tuplejump, reports TechCrunch. Tuplejump focused on simplifying data management techniques and creating tools to make it easy to deal with large quantities of data. From an archive of the now-defunct Tuplejump website:A few years ago people realised that the volume of data that businesses generate was becoming unwieldy. A new set of technologies to handle this huge amounts of data cropped up. We were one of the early adopters of these 'big-data' technologies. Having helped Fortune 500 companies adopt these technologies we quickly realised how complicated they were and how much simpler they could get.

Thus started our quest to simplify data management technologies and make them extremely simple to use. We are building technology that is simple to use, scalable...

| Read more »
10:34
Video Interview: EU Commissioner Vestager on Apple...

Margrethe Vestager is the European Union's antitrust commissioner who handed Apple a $14.5-billion back taxes bill in August — the largest tax penalty for a U.S. tech company. In an interview ...

| Read more »
10:26
Apple releases first iOS 10.1 public beta with...

Coming just a day after Apple released the iOS 10.1 developer beta 1 with the new depth of field effect, the iOS 10.1 public beta is also now available. Users installing the public beta on the iPhone 7 Plus will see the new beta Portrait mode under their camera settings. Users on the macOS Sierra public beta will also be seeing the first macOS 10.12.1 public beta update rolling out too.

more…

Filed under: Apple ...

| Read more »
10:22
Facebook and Intel reign supreme in 'Doom...

On the island of Santorini, Greece, a group of AIs has been facing off in an epic battle of Doom.

This is VizDoom, a contest born from one man's idea: to improve the state of artificial intelligence by teaching computers the art of fragging. That si...

| Read more »
10:17
Apple Releases First macOS Sierra 10.12.1 Beta for...

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming macOS Sierra update to public beta testers, one day after seeding the beta to developers and two days after releasing the first version of macOS Sierra to the public.

Beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program will receive the macOS Sierra beta through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.

Those who want to be a part of Apple's beta testing program can sign up to participate through the beta testing website, which gives users access to both iOS and macOS Sierra betas. Betas should not be installed on a primary machine due to the potential for instability.

macOS Sierra 10.12.1 appears to focus on bug fixes and performance improvements for issues that have popped up since macOS Sierra was first released....

| Read more »
10:13
Apple Releases First iOS 10.1 Beta to Public Beta...

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming iOS 10 update to public beta testers for testing purposes, just under two weeks after releasing iOS 10 to the public and one day after providing the iOS 10.1 beta to developers.

Beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program will receive the iOS 10 beta update over-the-air after installing the proper certificate on their iOS device.

Those who want to be a part of Apple's beta testing program can sign up to participate through the beta testing website, which gives users access to both iOS and macOS Sierra betas. Betas are not stable and include many bugs, so they should be installed on a secondary device.

iOS 10.1...

| Read more »
10:10
Some users complain about poor phone call sound on...

Some people are experiencing unusually bad sound quality from the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus when taking phone calls, according to complaints received by AppleInsider and shared on Apple's support forums.

| Read more »
09:55
Oakley and Intel's sunglasses put a personal...

Running can be a pretty lonely sport, but you may soon get a companion that's always ready to go. Oakley and Intel have teamed up to create a sunglasses-smart-earbuds hybrid that will tell you how you're doing during your run or bike ride. The Oakley...

| Read more »
09:52
The JCB Token Platform (JTP) will be used for the...

Oberthur Technologies, which specializes in secure payment technologies, has been selected by JCB — is a credit card company based in Tokyo, Japan — for the launch of Apple Pay in Japan. 

JCB will use an agnostic, scalable digitization and tokenization platform. This advanced platform: the JCB Token Platform (JTP), which was developed in collaboration with OT, leveraging its next generation digital payment enablement solution. It allows not only JCB, but also its issuing and processing partners to integrate with Apple Pay and offer real-time enrollment, provisioning and tokenization capabilities, according to Mehdi Elhaoussine, OT’s head of Digital Payments.

| Read more »
09:48
UPS Shows Some iPhone 7 Shipments Bouncing Back and...

An increasing number of customers who ordered the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus have noticed irregular movement on their shipments, as confirmed by multiple tipsters who have contacted us. The peculiar UPS tracking information has also been documented by several Twitter and Reddit users.

MacRumors reader Daniel G., for example, has seemingly seen his iPhone 7 Plus order move between Shanghai, China and Anchorage, Alaska, only to end up back in China. The shipment even made a brief stop in Osaka, Japan, before heading to Louisville, Kentucky en route to Long Island City in Queens.My iPhone got stuck in China, was sent to Alaska, sent back to China, and is now in Japan. I called Apple and they noted I am one of several who has called about this issue. I placed my order on September 11th. Original...

| Read more »
09:43
Comment: Activity Sharing in iOS 10 and watchOS 3 is...

Apple is known to be notoriously bad at social — look no further than Ping, a social feature embedded in iTunes that Tim Cook killed because no one used it. That’s fine for the most part because Apple makes the platform (iOS) where the best social network apps (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc.) exist and people continue buying iPhones.

Apple isn’t completely socially awkward either. Music lets you tweet and post playlists, Photos lets you share Photo Streams with contacts and on the web, and iOS share sheets facilitate the majority of my social sharing. It’s Apple’s new Activity Sharing feature that I’ve been enjoying the most since...

| Read more »
09:41
Grand Apple Patent Covers a Smart Chameleonic Apple...

Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals 3D optically transparent structures filled with an electrically active fluid that could be used, for example, in an Apple Watch band that could provide chameleonic value to it whereby it could change colors to match a user's outfit or mood. The band could ultimately be a smart band with an added mini touch sensitive display with 3D touch capabilities and much more.

| Read more »
09:38
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 9.7″ 32GB iPad Pro + Cell $570...

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications.

TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Apple’s 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular 32GB is on sale for $570 shipped (Reg. $729)

...

| Read more »
09:30
Inside iOS 10: Examining the new smart Photos...

With the new iOS 10 and macOS Sierra updates Apple introduced a set of automated Photos tools, like new machine learning algorithms that automatically identify faces and places, that combine to make image search and organization easier than ever.

| Read more »
09:28
Star and galaxy birth causes giant space blobs...

A team of scientists have unraveled the secret behind lyman-alpha blobs and their intense glow. These massive clouds of hydrogen gas baffled astronomers from the time they first found out about their existence. A scientist named Charles Steidel disco...

| Read more »
09:02
OmniFocus 2.7

Adds the capability to set an encryption passphrase separate from your sync password. ($39.99 new, free update, 29.5 MB)

 

Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

| Read more »
09:00
Dropbox 10.4.26 - Cloud backup and synchronization...

Dropbox is an application that creates a special Finder folder that automatically syncs online and between your computers. It allows you to both backup files and keep them up-to-date between systems.

Note: You must first sign up to use Dropbox.

The Dropbox application is available for OS X, Windows, and Linux. A video on the site explains more.



Version 10.4.26:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.6 or later



Download Now]]>

| Read more »
09:00
Build your own Lego drone with these affordable kits

Lego bricks have been the foundation of so many awesome and elaborate creations, it's no wonder people have already had the idea to send them skyward in drone form. But while there are plenty of DIY tutorials around, as well as the odd prebuilt model...

| Read more »
09:00
Force your pals to make decisions with Facebook...

Instead of having lengthy discussions with your friends on which movie to watch or where to go for brunch, you could just offer them a poll with a list of suggestions. Starting today, you can now do so on Facebook Messenger. While in a group convo, y...

| Read more »
09:00
Flywheel's phone-based taxi meter arrives in NYC

Flywheel is giving taxis in New York City the modern touch. The company is bringing its software meter and app-based hailing system to the Big Apple after its initial release in a handful of cities last year. TaxiOS puts a cab's navigation, payment,...

| Read more »
08:39
iOS 10: How to Use Your iPhone as a Magnifying Lens

If you really stretch the whole “the best camera is the one you have with you” thing, you can say the same about magnifying lenses, too. Since your iPhone is always with you—hence, the best camera line—why not use it as a magnifying lens, too? That’s exactly what you can do in iOS 10.


| Read more »
08:15
Apple considers locations in Seoul for first Korean...

Apple is reportedly examining several possible retail sites in Seoul, South Korea, hoping to establish its first official outlet in the country.

| Read more »
08:13
Apple Maps now has public webpages for some...

Apple is now publishing public web pages for landmarks and POI in its Apple Maps database: here’s one such place. The website link shows details about the place such as location, name, telephone number and reviews. The design is identical to the cards in the iOS 10 Maps app.

When on an Apple platform, these URLs appear to act as deep links into the native Maps app. If viewing in Chrome or on a non-Apple device like Android, the fallback webpage is loaded. The purpose for these URLs is unclear, but it may possibly foreshadow a larger move by Apple to offer its own online mapping service to compete with Google Maps on the web.

more…

Filed...

| Read more »
08:03
Four Affordable Wireless Audio Solutions

The iPhone 7 may not have a traditional headphone jack, but don’t worry: Josh Centers has four affordable wireless solutions, one of which lets you keep using your favorite pair of wired headphones.

 

Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

| Read more »
07:40
Intel's Mobile Processor Roadmap May Force...

While many Mac notebook users have been long awaiting refreshes for the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air lineups based on Intel's 6th-generation Core "Skylake" processors, a recently leaked April roadmap for Intel's processors beyond Skylake posted to the AnandTech forums raises questions about future updates for the 15-inch MacBook Pro in particular.

The update bottleneck for future Mac notebooks is primarily related to the performance of Intel's integrated graphics, and it appears that an emphasis on processing cores over graphics by Intel may force Apple to make some changes to its graphics strategy down the road.

The MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro run exclusively on integrated graphics bundled...

| Read more »
07:30
Music theory for nerds

If you are new to music theory and have a technical bent, this is an interesting introduction, one that lays some important foundations, especially if you have any interest in songwriting. It’s written as a non-musical engineer digging in to the science behind music and discovering the mathematics that ties everything together.

Don’t let the science bog you down. Intervals, scales, and modes are the key concepts here.

∞ Read this on The Loop

| Read more »
07:21
iPhone 7 display technology shoot-out

Dr. Raymond M. Soneira, DisplayMate:

At first glance the iPhone 7 looks almost indistinguishable from the 2014 iPhone 6 and 2015 iPhone 6s. Actually, the displays are the same size and have the same pixel resolution. But that is as far as it goes… The iPhone 7 display is a Truly Impressive major enhancement and advancement on the iPhone 6 display… and even every other mobile LCD display that we have ever tested… note that I hand out compliments on displays very carefully. And for those of you thinking of Emailing that we got hand-picked units, the iPhones were purchased retail from Verizon Wireless.

The iPhone 7 got extraordinarily high scores, and this from someone who really knows display tech. Read the post for the details, but this is one area in which the iPhone 7 is hands down the best in class.

...

| Read more »
07:14
Apple looks to open first store in Samsung’s backyard

Jonathan Cheng, writing for the Wall Street Journal:

Apple Inc. has made inquiries about opening its first retail store in South Korea, in a signal that the technology giant may be looking to step up competition in smartphone rival Samsung Group’s backyard.

Apple looked at sites across the street from the Samsung’s longtime headquarters in Seoul, according to people familiar with the matter.

The Cupertino, Calif. company, which is Samsung Electronics Co.’s biggest rival in the mobile-phone market as well as a major customer of its smartphone components, is looking at locations near the South Korean company’s own three-story global flagship store in Seoul’s upscale Gangnam neighborhood, the people said. The company has sent retail executives to South Korea in recent months to check out potential sites for the store, they said.

The people warned that Apple’s plan hasn’t been finalized and a store opening could take about a year.

If this is an...

| Read more »
07:09
The New York Times’ dark, dark Messages review

Amanda Hess, writing for the New York Times:

Apple built an empire on hermetically sealed systems with sleek, minimalist designs. Nowhere was its strategy more evident than in iMessage, the company’s instant messaging system that offered a free, elegant chatting solution exclusive to Apple devices. Until last week, that is, when Apple updated its software, cracked open iMessage and allowed the ephemera of the outside internet to seep in.

And:

These features mimic the aesthetics of the open internet, which is obsessed with nostalgia and is not exactly subtle. But they can’t replicate the feeling of collecting digital miscellany in our travels across the internet, remixing the material and sending it along to friends who might appreciate the find. The programmatic iMessage sucks the spontaneity from the experience. It standardizes the strange.

And:

Mostly, this thing feels like Facebook. A new class of iMessage apps — yes, apps within an app — lets...

| Read more »
07:04
iPhone 7 Plus Seeing its Widest Availability Yet...

Just one week after Apple said there would be no iPhone 7 Plus stock on launch day for walk-in customers, in-store availability of the dual-camera smartphone has reached its widest level yet across the United States. iPhone Upgrade Program members can use Apple's online reservation system to secure their model for in-store pickup, or visit an Apple location as a walk-in customer.

iPhone 7 Plus stock at Apple Stores in the U.S. on Thursday

iStockNow, a website that uses Google Maps to visualize the real-time status of...

| Read more »
07:04
Pro surfer puts the iPhone 7 & 7 Plus to the...

While Apple makes rather modest water-resistance claims for the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, suggesting nothing more demanding than a cycle ride in the rain, that hasn’t stopped people putting them through some rather more extreme tests.

We’ve already seen the phone survive immersion in water, soda and coffee, and even dropped into 35 feet of water. This latest test has pro surfer Kai Lenny take the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus out into the waves …

more…

Filed under:...

| Read more »
07:00
Uiee Portable Battery and Wall Charger: $21.99

Check out this handy little gadget called the Uiee Portable Battery and Wall Charger. It has a retractable Lightning cable and two foldable plugs on the back so you can plug it directly into the wall and use it as a charger. But it also has an internal 1050mAh battery, which means you can take it with you as a portable charger, too. You can get this device for $21.99 through our deal.


| Read more »
07:00
GoPro Karma Lets New Hero5s Fly High


Pro earlier this week refreshed its product line, announcing two new action cameras, a cloud service and a drone. Its new Hero5 Black camera can capture 4K video at 30 frames a second and still photos at 12 megapixels, with RAW and WDR support. It has a 2-inch touch display, and stereo sound recording with advanced wind noise reduction. It can be voice-controlled in seven languages. The shooter will be available Oct. 2. Unlike prior models, the Hero5 Black is waterproof to 33 feet without the need for a separate housing.

| Read more »
06:59
Happy Hour Podcast 086 | macOS Sierra ships, Apple...

This week Benjamin and Zac unpack 9to5Mac’s Apple Watch Series 2 review, the launch of macOS Sierra, iOS 10.1 beta’s Portrait mode blur effect on iPhone 7 Plus, and much more. 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

more…

Filed under: Apple ...

| Read more »
06:59
OWC launches the USB 3.1 Gen 1 Drive Dock

OWC has launched the Mac compatible, $89.95 USB 3.1 Gen 1 Drive Dock, a tool for creative professionals such as photographers, videographers, and music producers. It’s a solution for those who need constant access to multiple drives, providing a quick and easy way to access data, archive files, perform backups and more.

The USB 3.1 Gen 1 Drive Dock provides a way to access bare SATA drives. You can hot swap, read multiple drives simultaneously, or boot from bare drives, all at the speed of the USB 3.1 Gen 1 interface.

Two drive bays accommodate both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drives and can access a drive in each simultaneously. Each bay features its own independent power switch and LED activity monitor. It boasts a rugged aluminum construction and quiet, fanless operation,

...

| Read more »
06:54
Shoppers looking at Apple's iPhone leaning...

A larger proportion of people are now choosing Plus-sized iPhone models, while about half of buyers are picking mid-tier storage, according to an RBC Capital Markets survey shared with AppleInsider.

| Read more »
06:53
Apple buying McLaren would make perfect sense

Jordan Golson, writing for The Verge:

An acquisition would give Apple a small but significant carmaker that has enormous amounts of technological expertise in building drivetrains, vehicle control systems, and navigating complicated supplier-OEM relationships. McLaren also has significant experience working with advanced materials like carbon composites, aluminum, and carbon fiber.

It’s a small but important firm, best known for its sports cars — it sold 1,654 road cars in 2015 — and its Formula One team. But the company is much more than just a car manufacturer. The 5,000 employees of the McLaren Technology Group work across six different divisions including automotive, racing, marketing, and as an automotive supplier for race teams and high-end performance cars.

McLaren has quietly been growing its consulting division as well. McLaren Applied Technologies works with firms across a number of industries — both automotive and otherwise — to provide R&D and...

| Read more »
06:48
Winclone, Boot Runner and SD Clone are macOS Sierra...

Twocanoes Software (www.twocanoes.com) says Winclone, Boot Runner and SD Clone are macOS Sierra ready. 

Winclone is a solution for cloning and migrating Boot Camp on the Mac; pricing starts at $19.99. Boot Runner is a dual-boot startup control and boot management utility for enterprise Macs; pricing starts at $9.99. SD Clone offers a way to clone SD and other media cards on the Mac; pricing starts at $99.99.

| Read more »
06:45
HoudahGeo 5.1 adds locations to photos

Houdah Software has unveiled HoudahGeo 5.1, an upgrade to the photo geotagging tool for Mac.

The app tags photos with location coordinates and names. Standard EXIF, XMP and IPTC geotags allow photo cataloging tools to organize and later find photos by location. HoudahGeo integrates with Apple Photos, iPhoto, Aperture and Adobe Lightroom. Version 5.1 adds locations to photos in the Apple Photos library on macOS Sierra, as well as offers Apple Maps in addition to MapBox maps.

read more

| Read more »
06:25
Overwhelming majority of 9to5Mac readers opting to...

A poll we ran yesterday reveals that the overwhelming majority of 9to5Mac readers are opting to switch off the new storage-management features introduced in macOS Sierra.

more…

Filed under: Apple ...

| Read more »
06:25
Apple opening its first Mexican store, may also be...

In an email alert — as noted by AppleInsider — Apple invited customers to attend the grand opening of its first retail outlet in Mexico, scheduled to take place Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Centro Santa Fe mall. 

The graphic on the invite (pictured), reading "Hola Mexico" (translated as "Hello Mexico"), was subsequently posted to the front page of Apple's regional website. With the opening of the store, Apple will have 489 retail stores in 22 countries and an online store available in 39 countries.

The company has also made inquiries about opening its first retail store in South Korea, according to The Wall Street Journal. Interestingly, the article says that Apple has looked at sites...

| Read more »
06:25
macOS Sierra: Using Picture-in-Picture

Today’s Quick Tip is all about the new macOS Sierra picture-in-picture feature, which’ll let you pop out a player in which to watch your iTunes media or supported Web content. It’s new and it’s neat, so come check it out!


| Read more »
06:14
Apple granted patent for ‘group peer-to-peer...

Apple has been granted a patent (number 201602755475) for “group peer-to-peer financial transactions.” With macOS Sierra, Mac users can now pay online in Safari using a “Pay with Apple Pay” button, and authenticate their purchase using Touch ID on their phone or watch. Soon owners of iOS and macOS devices may be able to easily send electronic cash to each other.

In the patent filing, Apple notes that, as we move to a more mobile and fast-paced society, the use of cash or currency is being increasingly replaced by electronic transactions using credit cards, debit cards, etc. It’s pretty common for consumers to hold multiple non-currency accounts concurrently (e.g., multiple credit cards or debits cards corresponding to a respective banking provider), each of which may be dedicated for a particular type of purchase or financial exchange. 

For example, a consumer may concurrently hold a credit card account that may be dedicated for gas or automotive purchases, a credit...

| Read more »
06:06
David Pogue walkthrough of the new Messages interface

The tone of this walkthrough is very beginner, but bear with. Spend 5 minutes with Pogue and you’ll quickly get your arms around all the major new features that come with the new iOS 10 Messages rewrite.

∞ Read this on The Loop

| Read more »
06:01
California Supreme Court votes to review a libel...

Paresh Dave, writing for the LA Times:

The California Supreme Court agreed to review Yelp’s objection to a decision ordering it to strip the Internet of comments posted about a San Francisco law firm.

The law firm owner, Dawn Hassell, sued Ava Bird, the disgruntled former client who allegedly posted the reviews — and lower courts agreed that Yelp should be forced to remove them.

And:

To the frustration of many plaintiffs’ attorneys, the Communications Decency Act has long freed online publishers from liability for user postings on their websites and apps. But many technology experts say the Hassell case may be the biggest threat yet to the immunity.

The appellate court found that no liability was being placed on Yelp, and thus the ruling didn’t go against federal law. Instead, as the “administrator of the forum” where defamatory speech existed, Yelp bears the responsibility of removal, the court said.

Experts in technology law say they’re...

| Read more »
06:00
News: Daily Deal: iPhone Family Pack — AnyTrans,...

Today in iLounge Deals, you can get the iPhone Family Pack/a> for only $19.99 — that’s 85% off the regular price. Including AnyTrans, PhoneClean, and PhoneRescue, this collection of apps will ensure your whole family’s Apple devices are running at top efficiency. AnyTrans provides an all-in-one content manager that streamlines access to files spread out across your various Apple devices, while PhoneClean will eliminate unwanted junk…

| Read more »
05:55
Apple taking the fight to Samsung: planning an Apple...

The rivalry between Apple and Samsung may be about to intensify: the WSJ reports that the iPhone maker is considering opening up an Apple Store very close to Samsung’s HQ in Seoul, South Korea. Perhaps very close indeed!

Apple looked at sites across the street from the Samsung ’s longtime headquarters in Seoul, according to people familiar with the matter.

The move could be a very smart one for Apple …

more…

Filed under: Apple ...

| Read more »
05:38
Back in black: iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus mega...

Apple's latest iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are faster, sport significantly better cameras, expand system-wide haptics in iOS 10 with a new solid state Home button and Taptic Engine, introduce Wide Color and other major Retina HD technology improvements without changing their display resolutions, add new water resistance and include updates to system components ranging from RAM to storage to wireless capabilities.

| Read more »
05:18
Review: The Brydge keyboard for 12.9-inch iPad Pro...

When I tried the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, one of the things that put me off was the quality of the keyboards available at the time. The only one I could get hold of on day one was the Logitech Create, which I found ugly and not a great typing experience. The Apple Smart Keyboard, that I got to try later, was a bit prettier but still not fantastic to type on.

What I really wanted at the time was for Brydge to bring out a version of its iPad keyboard for the 12.9-inch model. It eventually did so, and I got the chance to try it this week …

more…

Filed under: Apple...

| Read more »
05:15
IHS completes initial teardown, estimates iPhone 7...

They’ve run the numbers and after a preliminary teardown, iPhone 7 component costs are estimated to start at $219.80, which is $36.89 higher than iPhone 6s, according to a preliminary teardown of a 32GB model by IHS Markit.

According to the report, the display remains the most expensive component, clocking in at an estimated $43 while the Intel modem and other baseband chips retail for about $33.90.

Apple’s quad-core A10 Fusion chip is the third most expensive item on the bill of materials, costing an estimated $26.90. Meanwhile, the larger 1,920 mAh battery is said to cost just $2.50.

The new rear-facing iSight camera and updated 7-megapixel go for a combined $19.90 while electromechanical components, including the Taptic Engine, antennas,...

| Read more »
05:09
Analysts upgrade AAPL financial estimates following...

Two more investor analyst institutions have upgrade their targets for Apple’s bottom line, as demand for iPhone 7 continues to surprise industry watchers and exceed investor expectations from earlier in the year.

more…

Filed under: Apple ...

| Read more »
05:02
Capto 1.1

Adds a new dual-recording video option that enables simultaneous recording from a camere and the screen. ($29.99 new, free update, 25.3 MB)

 

Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

| Read more »
05:00
Rumor: Apple in talks to acquire Lit Motors, may be...

Moving beyond the McLaren rumor, Apple is also said to be talking to Lit Motors, a small company that participated in the Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt SF back in 2012, a contest they finished second in.

The San Francisco-based startup is developing a new kind of electric vehicle vehicle that seems something like a two-wheeled motorcycle that can’t tip over thanks to built-in stabilization technologies.

Lit is said to have only raised $2.2 million in total in venture capital and it’s unclear if the company still has money today to survive as an independent entity or if it has been looking for an acquirer.

Apple has been working on a car project for a few years now. While it’s still a secretive project, there are plenty...

| Read more »
05:00
The larger the screen, the larger the content?

Everyone who has ever tried to watch a full movie on an iPhone will probably agree that it's not the best way to see the latest blockbuster. On the other hand, a smartphone works just fine when you're watching a funny YouTube clip while commuting home from work. 

The point is: different devices are suited for different types of video content. A study by Ooyala confirms this: while only 49% of the time spent watching video on smartphones is spent with videos longer than 10 minutes, long-form video accounts for more than 80% of total video consumption on connected TVs. 

Interestingly, the rule is not as simple as "the larger the screen the longer the content." Tablets such as the iPad, which typically have smaller screens than desktop PCs such at the iMac, see a higher percentage of long-form video than PCs.

...

| Read more »
04:58
New Apple Invention Stops 'Butt Calling'...

Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple titled "detecting stowing or unstowing of a mobile device." The invention solves two common problems or annoyances. The first is to stop the user from accidentally sending a 'butt call.' Sometimes these calls are funny, sometimes they're not. The second problem solved by this invention is saving a user ...

| Read more »
04:57
Delicious Library 3.6 - Import, browse and share...

Delicious Library allows you to import, browse, and share all your books, movies, music, and video games with Delicious Library. Run your very own library from your home or office using our impossibly simple interface. Delicious Library's digital shelves act as a visual card-catalog.

A scan of a barcode is all Delicious Library needs to add an item to your digital shelves, downloading tons of info from the Internet like the author, release date, current value, description, and even a high-resolution picture of the cover. Import your entire library using our exclusive full-speed iSight video barcode scanner, our Flic Wireless Laser Bar Code Scanner, or (the slow way) entering the titles by hand. Once you have all of your items in your Mac, you can browse though your digital shelves, check stuff out to friends using Apple's built-in Address Book and calendar, and find new items to read, watch, and play using Library's recommendations.

Quickly importing...

| Read more »
04:48
ForkLift 3.0 Beta 1 - Powerful file manager: FTP,...

ForkLift is a powerful file manager and ferociously fast FTP client clothed in a clean and versatile UI that offers the combination of absolute simplicity and raw power expected from a well-executed Mac software.

ForkLift will connect to any remote server FTP, SFTP, Amazon S3, WebDAV, the SMB and AFP shares on your local network,- pretty much anything you can plug into or hook up to a Mac. ForkLift also carries a complete toolbox for managing your files, including Folder Synchronization, Batch Renaming, Archive handling, Application deleter, editing files over remote connections and many more. All these power features are packaged into a Finder-like, dual-pane interface that delivers superior workflow while remaining absolutely familiar to use, along with QuickLook, Spotlight search and all.

Features

  • Completely re-built from scratch inside and out
  • Disklets (you can mount a remote connection as a disk and access it from any app...
| Read more »
04:48
Kool Tools: Laptop-Ready OTG Jackets

SCOTTeVEST has announced its Off The Grid (OTG) Jackets for Men and Women. The jackets feature 29 pockets including two front Rapid Access Panels, which reveal massive compartments that can hold a laptop (except Women’s XS and S) without showing bumps or bulges.

With the OTG Jackets, SCOTTeVEST has taken every design detail into account to ensure maximum carrying capacity while retaining a sleek and streamlined profile.

read more

| Read more »
04:30
How to do a clean install of macOS Sierra

Sometimes it’s nice to do some thorough housecleaning on your Mac. This could mean doing a “clean install.” A clean install is a software installation in which any previous version — and all its files — are completely eradicated.

The alternative to a clean install is an upgrade, in which elements of a previous version remain. For example, when I did an upgrade of macOS Sierra on my Macs, elements of Mac OS X El Capitan remained. If I had done a clean install, those elements would be history.

If you decide to do a clean install on your Mac, back up all your important files in case something goes wrong. So if you want to do a clean install of macOS Sierra, first create a bootable drive of the operating system, then:

  • Make sure your Mac is online.
  • Click on the Apple icon ().
  • Choose Restart from the drop-down menu.
  • ...
| Read more »
04:16
Tidy Up 4.1.16 - $29.99

Tidy Up is a full-featured duplicate finder and disk-tidiness utility.

Features

  • With Tidy Up you can search for duplicate files and packages by the owner application, content, type, creator, extension, time modified, time created, name, label, visibility, and date/age. You can also search by the tag, duration, and bit installments of MP3 and AAC sound files and EXIF metadata; search the contents of the Photos, iPhoto, Aperture, iTunes, iPod databases, and Mail mailboxes; and synchronize deletions with iPhoto, Mail, and iTunes.
  • Tidy Up comes with a two search modes. Basic Mode includes more than 90 pre-defined searches. For a customized strategy, you can opt for the Strategy Wizard which based on your choices creates the appropriate criteria to search for duplicates.
  • Tidy Up has a built-in security system that assures you will keep at least one file of the duplicate group on your disk, the ability to undo copied and moved...
| Read more »
04:15
Review: The still optional but pleasantly refined...

Video shot/edited by Jennifer Hahn. (video link)

Whether you wanted to or not, you knew about the Apple Watch as soon as it came out last year. And even if you heard "wearble" and immediately thought "fitness," Apple was very intentional about pushing the Watch's non-fitness features as the main reason to buy it. While there are things the Apple Watch can do that are primarily found in smartwatches versus fitness trackers, Apple hasn't yet convinced consumers at large that they need those features—or that they're worth $350, at least.

The true value of a smartwatch may still up for debate, but what's undeniable is that people see practical value in connected fitness devices. With the Apple Watch Series 2, Apple has decided to embrace...

| Read more »
04:03
Contactless POS terminal retail transactions to boom

A new study from Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com) has found that the global value of contactless POS (point of sale) terminal transactions, conducted in-store via cards, mobile and wearables, will approach $500 billion annually by 2017. This is up from an estimated $321 billion this year.

read more

| Read more »
04:00
The DKnight Big MagicBox is a solid, portable...

The DKnight Big MagicBox portable Bluetooth speaker offers surprisingly sound considering its low (under $60) price, though it won’t appeal to audiophiles. Then, again, that’s not the target audience. 

That audience consisted of folks who want an affordable wireless speaker that sounds good and which is easily transported to use with iOS devices. And, in that regard, it shines. Measuring 8.8 x 3.4 x 3..3 inches and weighing 1.4 pounds, it can fit in a suitcase or big backpack for a day trip.

Its tubular design makes it easy to grasp with one hand, even as one flat side makes it easy to be placed on a surface without it rolling off. It’s coated with soft touch rubber which protects your speaker and also the surface you want to place it on.

The Dknight Big MagicBox’s physical controls (for play/pause, skip, previous, volume up and down) are atop...

| Read more »
03:51
Sublime Text 3124 - Sophisticated text editor for...

Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, markup, and prose. You'll love the slick user interface, extraordinary features, and amazing performance.

Features

  • Goto Anything. Use Goto Anything to open files with only a few keystrokes, and instantly jump to symbols, lines, or words. Triggered with ⌘P, it is possible to:
    • Type part of a file name to open it
    • Type @ to jump to symbols, # to search within the file, and : to go to a line number

    These shortcuts can be combined, so tp@rf may take you to a function read_file within a file text_parser.py. Similarly, tp:100 would take you to line 100 of the same file.

  • Multiple Selections. Make ten changes at the same time, not one change ten times. Multiple selections allow you to interactively change many lines at once, rename variables with ease, and manipulate files faster than ever. Try pressing ⇧⌘L to split the...
| Read more »
03:51
Yahoo expected to confirm hack that exposed data for...

If the new Yahoo View app tempted you to dust off your Yahoo account to give it a try, you might want to change your password while you’re at it. Re/code reports that the company is expected to confirm that a hack has exposed the account details of ‘several hundred million user accounts.’

more…

Filed under: Apple ...

| Read more »
03:00
Pre-roll ads on Amazon and Netflix are a poor...

Amazon Video's unskippable pre-roll teaser ads annoy as much as they inform.

| Read more »
02:42
iExplorer 4.0.9.0 - View and transfer files on your...

iExplorer is an iPhone browser for Mac lets you view the files on your iOS device. By using a drag and drop interface, you can quickly copy files and folders between your Mac and your iPhone or iTouch. It works with both jailbroken and non-jailbroken iPhones and works quickly with a standard USB cable.

Features

  • All the best technology from Phone to Mac, Phone Disk, and iExplorer 3, and then some
  • One-click recovery of music and videos straight to iTunes
  • Explore and export photos and videos (even from older iPods)
  • Mount any folder or category, including playlists and photo albums, then browse in Finder and open with other apps
  • Browse any iTunes backups (encrypted too). Export: Messages (including attachments), notes, voicemail, call history, contacts, calendars...
  • Works with all types of iPhones, iPads, iPod Touch, and regular iPod



Version 4.0.9.0:

  • Fixes...
| Read more »
02:32
Merlin Project 4.0.7 - Project management software (...

Merlin Project is the leading professional project management software for OS X.

If you plan complex projects on your Mac, you won’t get far with a simple list of tasks. Good planning raises questions about the dependencies of activities on each other, the impact of delays on the project completion date, and budget planning.

These are precisely the answers Merlin Project provides for your projects - with just a few mouse clicks. Download now our free demo version and test Merlin Project on OS X for full 30 days.



Version 4.0.7:

Fixes & improvements

  • Improved general stability
  • Works fine under macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • Publishing to some WebDAV servers was not possible
  • With activated "Dynamic Planning", activities were sometimes only shifted 30 seconds after opening a document



  • OS X 10.10.5 or later



...

| Read more »
02:29
Apple investigating 'active fluids' for...

Apple in a patent application published on Thursday describes a versatile technology that applies optically transparent shells filled with conductive fluid -- transparent, opaque or state-changing -- as flexible interconnects, interactive displays and windows for environmental or biometric sensors, among other implementations.

| Read more »
01:02
Lightroom CC 2015.7 and Lightroom 6.7

Addresses compatibility fixes for macOS 10.12 Sierra and adds support for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus cameras. ($149 new or $9.99 monthly Creative Cloud subscription, free update)

 

Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

| Read more »

Wednesday September 21

21:02
Pages 6.0, Numbers 4.0, and Keynote 7.0 for Mac

Adds real-time collaboration beta feature that enables editing documents from a Mac, iPad, iPhone, or iCloud.com. ($19.99 each, free updates)

 

Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

| Read more »
20:59
OmniPlan Pro 3.5.1 - Professional-grade project...

With OmniPlan Pro, you can create logical, manageable project plans with Gantt charts, schedules, summaries, milestones, and critical paths. Break down the tasks needed to make your project a success, optimize resources, and streamline budgets. It's project management made painless.

How to get your project done on time and under budget:

  • Translate strategy into tactics everyone can understand
  • Create summaries of work broken into lists of activities
  • Distribute workloads fairly and efficiently
  • Manage costs as you go

OmniPlan Pro adds the following features to OmniPlan's robust management abilities:

  • Publish and subscribe
  • Change tracking
  • Monte Carlo simulation
  • AppleScript support
  • Earned-value analysis
  • Multi-project dashboard
  • Beautiful reports
  • Microsoft Project support
  • Auto-effort estimation



Version 3...

| Read more »
20:59
Markly 1.8.1 - Create measurement and design specs...

Markly is a measurement and design-spec plugin/extension for Photoshop and Sketch. It is made for modern Web designers and app front-end developers. You can add specification marks simply by clicking-and-dragging. Coordinates, dimensions, distance, or fonts, no matter what or where you want.

  • Super Easy and Fast - Without Markly, you have to spend time applying styles to each individual specification element. Even if you create a list of styles in your layer settings--styles which execute an intricate set of steps--you will soon find the design difficult to maintain.
  • Highly Maintainable - The efficiently organized measurements data are saved in the metadata of your file, ensuring high maintainability and portability.
  • Smart...
| Read more »
20:59
Tunnelblick 3.6.8beta02 - GUI for OpenVPN (beta).

Tunnelblick is a free, open source graphic user interface for OpenVPN on OS X. It provides easy control of OpenVPN client and/or server connections. It comes as a ready-to-use application with all necessary binaries and drivers (including OpenVPN, easy-rsa, and tun/tap drivers). No additional installation is necessary -- just add your configuration and encryption information.

To use Tunnelblick you need access to a VPN server -- your computer is one end of the tunnel and the VPN server is the other end. For more information, see Getting VPN Service.

Support is provided by the Tunnelblick Discussion Group.



Version 3.6.8beta02 (build 4618):

Note: Now requires OS X 10.7 or...

| Read more »
20:59
Firefox 49.0 - Fast, safe Web browser.

Firefox offers a fast, safe Web browsing experience. Browse quickly, securely, and effortlessly. With its industry-leading features, Firefox is the choice of Web development professionals and casual users alike.

The Web, as it's meant to be experienced

Features

  • Faster than Safari. Firefox stays speedy when other browsers become sluggish.
  • More private than Chrome. Firefox respects your privacy by minimizing suggestive pop-ups.
  • Bursting with features. Tabbed browsing, developer tools, extensions -- Firefox has it all, giving you the power to explore, customize, and create like never before.



Version 49.0:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.9 or later

New

  • Updated Firefox Login Manager to allow HTTPS pages to use saved HTTP logins. It’s one more way Firefox is supporting Let’s Encrypt and...
| Read more »
20:59
OmniPlan 3.5.1 - Robust project management software.

With OmniPlan, you can create logical, manageable project plans with Gantt charts, schedules, summaries, milestones, and critical paths. Break down the tasks needed to make your project a success, optimize resources, and streamline budgets. It's project management made painless.

How to get your project done on time and under budget:

  • Translate strategy into tactics everyone can understand
  • Create summaries of work broken into lists of activities
  • Distribute workloads fairly and efficiently
  • Manage costs as you go

Plan, monitor, and control it all with software designed to make your job easier, not harder.



Version 3.5.1:

  • Dragging task bars in the Gantt View and Resource Timeline on macOS 10.12 Sierra no longer lags



  • OS X 10.10 or later



Download Now]]...

| Read more »
20:59
AppCleaner 3.4 - Uninstall your apps easily.

AppCleaner allows you to uninstall your apps easily.

It searches the files created by the applications and you can delete them quickly.



Version 3.4:

  • Supports macOS Sierra.
  • Sound effects are no longer played if disabled in System Preferences.
  • Fixed various Spanish localization mistakes, thanks to Vicente Greus.
  • Fixed minor Italian localization mistake, thanks to TranSuppo.



  • OS X 10.10 or later



Download Now]]>

| Read more »
20:59
Postbox 5.0 - Powerful and flexible email client.

Postbox is a new email application that helps you organize your work life and get stuff done. It has all the elegance and simplicity of Apple Mail, but with more power and flexibility to manage even the most demanding workloads.

Features

  • Ultra-Fast Search - Instantly find messages, attachments, images, links, and contacts.
  • Conversation Views - Make sense of email threads through chronological message views.
  • Better Organization - Tabs, Topics, and To-Dos help you stay organized with less effort.
  • Works Great with OS X - Postbox integrates with the Address Book, iCal, iPhoto, Spotlight, and Quick Look. Postbox even works with OmniFocus and Things!
  • Quick and Easy Setup - Postbox will automatically determine your connection settings for you!

Postbox is available in English, German, French, Spanish (Spain), English (British), Italian, Dutch, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, and Swedish.

... | Read more »
20:59
OmniFocus 2.7 - GTD task manager with iOS companion...

OmniFocus helps you manage your tasks the way that you want, freeing you to focus your attention on the things that matter to you most.

Capturing tasks and ideas is always a keyboard shortcut away in OmniFocus 2. Clip data from Mail, Safari, Messages, or third-party apps. Bring up Quick Entry to file away an idea before it drifts away; it's always at your fingertips, waiting for more.

OmniFocus comes in two feature levels: Standard, available for $39.99; and Pro, available for $79.99.



Version 2.7:

  • Encryption - We added the ability to set a separate encryption passphrase, and to revert to using the sync password for encryption. You’ll find these options in Synchronization Preferences.
  • Database Migration - Fixed several problems with the database migration flow.
  • Pasteboard Format - OmniFocus for Mac now uses the same TaskPaper Text format as OmniFocus for iOS.
  • Export - Updated our old plain-text...
| Read more »
20:59
Capto 1.1 - $29.99

Capto (was Voila) is an easy-to-use app that takes capturing, recording, video and image editing to the next level. With an intelligent file manager and quick sharing options, Capto is perfect for teachers, students, creative professionals and anyone in need of a powerful screen capture tool.

Features

  • Screen Recorder - Capture your screen in all its high-definition glory along with clear audio! By doing so at a smooth 60 FPS, you get sharp and clear recordings that look great on any device.
  • Video Editor - Make your screen recordings look professional. Capto's powerful video editing suite gives you all the tools necessary to perfect your screen recordings, post-capture.
  • Screen and Web Capture - Capto's options allow for effortless capturing of screenshots in different ways. Capture fullscreen or just select parts as required. You can also save a whole webpage in one click!...
| Read more »
20:59
Skim 1.4.21 - PDF reader and note-taker for...

Skim is a PDF reader and note-taker for OS X. It is designed to help you read and annotate scientific papers in PDF, but is also great for viewing any PDF file.

Skim includes many features and has a great user interface.



Version 1.4.21:

Bug Fixes

  • Fix Open Selected PDF service broken by the system
  • Improve full screen animation on OS X 10.11
  • Extend freehand and line note drawing workarounds for still buggy macOS 10.12
  • Workaround for find bug on macOS 10.12
  • Workaround for PDF search bug on macOS 10.12



  • OS X 10.6 or later



Download Now]]>

| Read more »
20:59
CrossOver 15.3 - Run Windows apps on your Mac.

CrossOver can get your Windows productivity applications and PC games up and running on your Mac quickly and easily. CrossOver runs the Windows software that you need on Mac at home, in the office, or at school without purchasing a Windows license, without rebooting your computer, and without having to use a virtual machine. And CrossOver can run a wide range of Windows software.

Easy Installs! Many Windows titles can be installed using our CrossTie technology. If you have CrossOver installed, and have the installer for your Windows software, simply click the button in our Compatibility Database, and CrossOver will automatically install your application for you!



Version 15.3:

  • Steam crashes when loading certain fonts have been fixed
  • Fixed some crashes in GOG Galaxy
  • Fixed a crash in the Microsoft Office 2007 diagnostic tools



  • OS X 10.8 or later
...

| Read more »
20:59
beaTunes 4.6.7 - Organize your music collection.

beaTunes is a full-featured music player and organizational tool for music collections.

How well organized is your music Library? Are your artists always spelled the same way? Any R.E.M. vs REM? beaTunes can easily fix this and other problems with its unique inspection feature (license required for applying one-click solutions). Could your last mix CD's song order use some improvement? Let beaTunes re-arrange your playlist for you! Always wondered how you could take advantage of the BPM (beats per minute) field? Let beaTunes fill in the blanks and help you while DJ'ing at your next party.

Here are some more examples of what you can do with beaTunes:

  • Navigate in songs semantically, i.e., segment to segment.
  • Automatically determine BPM (beats per minute).
  • Automatically determine the musical key your songs are in.
  • Sort existing playlists so that matching songs succeed each other.
  • Create matchlists, i.e...
| Read more »
20:59
Apple Numbers 4.0 - Apple's spreadsheet app...

With Apple Numbers, sophisticated spreadsheets are just the start. The whole sheet is your canvas. Just add dramatic interactive charts, tables, and images that paint a revealing picture of your data. You can work seamlessly between Mac and iOS devices, and work effortlessly with people who use Microsoft Excel.



Version 4.0:

Note: Now requires macOS 10.12 or later running on a 64-bit Intel processor

  • Real-time collaboration (feature in beta)
    • Edit a spreadsheet with others at the same time in Numbers on Mac, iPad, iPhone, and iCloud.com
    • Share your spreadsheet publicly or with specific people
    • See who else is in a spreadsheet
    • See participants’ cursors as they’re editing
  • Use tabs to work with multiple spreadsheets in one window
  • Wide color gamut image support



  • OS X 10.12 or later



...

| Read more »
20:59
Sandvox 2.10.8 - Easily build eye-catching Web sites.

Sandvox is for Mac users who want to create a professional looking website quickly and easily. With Sandvox, you don't need to be a Web genius to build a stylish, feature-rich, standards-compliant website that's functional and user friendly. Sandvox's drag and drop interface lets you watch your website take shape and come to life as you build it. And, once finished, you can upload your site to your favorite host.

Whether you're a new website creator or a seasoned professional, you can make use of Sandvox to build the website of your dreams. New users can build a professional looking website in minutes and professional users can build an advanced, multimedia-rich site in no time at all.



Version 2.10.8:

  • Fix crash that happens when publishing to FTP or SFTP sites in macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • On macOS 10.12 Sierra, newly created documents will have simpler language code if one of Sandvox's main supported languages
  • Work...
| Read more »
20:59
OnyX 3.1.8 - Maintenance and optimization tool.

OnyX is a multifunction utility that you can use to verify the startup disk and the structure of its system files, to run miscellaneous maintenance and cleaning tasks, to configure parameters in the Finder, Dock, Safari, and some of Apple's applications, to delete caches, to remove certain problematic folders and files, to rebuild various databases and indexes, and more.



Version 3.1.8:

  • Built with Xcode version 8
  • Deleting the system archived logs improved
  • Deleting the Internet cache improved
  • Deleting the cookies improved
  • New option to correct the localization of folders' names
  • New option: Turn on/Turn off the graphic effect when showing Launchpad
  • New option: Turn on/Turn off the graphic effect when hiding Launchpad
  • New option: Turn on/Turn off the graphic effect when changing pages in Launchpad
  • Integrates version 3.14.2 of SQLite 3
  • Integrates new version...
| Read more »
20:59
Apple Pages 6.0 - Apple's word processor from...

Apple Pages is a powerful word processor that gives you everything you need to create documents that look beautiful. And read beautifully. It lets you work seamlessly between Mac and iOS devices, and even work effortlessly with people who use Microsoft Word.



Version 6.0:

Note: Now requires macOS 10.12 or later running on a 64-bit Intel processor

  • Real-time collaboration (feature in beta)
    • Edit a document with others at the same time in Pages on Mac, iPad, iPhone, and iCloud.com
    • Share your document publicly or with specific people
    • See who else is in a document
    • See participants’ cursors as they’re editing
  • Open and edit Pages ’05 documents
  • Use tabs to work with multiple documents in one window
  • Wide color gamut image support



  • macOS 10.12 or later



...

| Read more »
20:59
Apple Keynote 7.0 - Apple's presentation...

Easily create gorgeous presentations with the all-new Keynote, featuring powerful yet easy-to-use tools and dazzling effects that will make you a very hard act to follow.

The Theme Chooser lets you skim through an impressive collection of 30 new and updated Apple-designed themes. Once you’ve chosen the perfect canvas for your presentation, simply replace the placeholder text and graphics with your own words and images. Easy-to-use tools let you add tables, charts, shapes, photos, and videos to slides--and bring it all to life with cinematic animations and transitions that look as though they were created by your own special effects team. Animate your data with new interactive column, bar, scatter, and bubble charts.

Use iCloud to keep your presentations up to date across all your devices. You can instantly share a presentation using just a link, giving others the latest version and the ability to edit it directly with Keynote for iCloud beta from...

| Read more »
20:59
Sierra Cache Cleaner 11.0.0 - Clear caches, access...

Sierra Cache Cleaner is an award-winning general purpose tool for macOS X. SCC makes system maintenance simple with an easy point-and-click interface to many macOS X functions. Novice and expert users alike will appreciate the powerful toolset SCC provides. Sierra Cache Cleaner is one of the world's leading maintenance tools, with millions of downloads around the globe.

Features

  • Maintenance. Sierra Cache Cleaner is a one-stop solution for all of your macOS X maintenance needs. Intel or PPC, Tiger or Sierra, SCC has the tools to keep your system running at its best.
  • Optimization. Sierra Cache Cleaner can improve system performance by tuning Internet and file cache settings, implementing RAM disks, and cleaning out various cached and stale data.
  • Customization. Sierra Cache Cleaner lets you control your macOS X experience. Turn off Spotlight or Dashboard, or turn on a Login Items...
| Read more »
20:59
EtreCheck 3.0.4 - For troubleshooting your Mac;...

EtreCheck is an app that displays the important details of your system configuration and allow you to copy that information to the Clipboard. It is meant to be used with Apple Support Communities to help people help you with your Mac. EtreCheck automatically removes any personally identifiable information from the output.

EtreCheck will automatically alert you to serious problems like adware, insufficient RAM, or a failing hard drive.



Version 3.0.4:

  • Compatibility with macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • Updates adware and whitelist signatures



  • OS X 10.6 or later



Download Now]]>

| Read more »
20:59
Sound Studio 4.8.2 - Robust audio recording and...

Sound Studio lets you easily record and professionally edit audio on your Mac. Easily rip vinyls and digitize cassette tapes, or record lectures and voice memos. Prepare for live shows with live effect processing and level tweaking, then record it all with performance recording capabilities.

Any audio project, completed with ease

  • Expansive compatibility. Record your work as an MP3 or AAC M4A file. Edit and export audio in several formats including AIFF and WAV.
  • Creative effects. Layer several effects like delay, reverb, chorus, or flanger filters, then tweak levels or EQ settings.
  • Multi-track support. Record live audio alongside multiple tracks of studio-added sounds.



Version 4.8.2:

  • Added an error message for audio unit plug-ins that are not Sandbox Safe. (Audio unit plug-ins that are not Sandbox Safe will not work in Sound Studio.)...
| Read more »
20:59
TextMate 2.0-beta.12.12 - Code/markup editor with...

TextMate is a versatile plain text editor with a unique and innovative feature set which caused it to win an Apple Design Award for Best Mac OS X Developer Tool in August 2006.

A rapidly growing community have created modes for more than a hundred different "modes" including support for all major programming languages, writing prose in structured formats such as LaTeX, Markdown, Textile, etc., blogging, running SQL queries, writing screen plays, doing your budget, and much much more.

Some of the features include:

  • collapsable text blocks - fold away the code you don´t want to see
  • recordable macros - you don´t have to write a script to automate tedious work
  • a CSS-inspired selector system which allows preferences and more to be applied to subsets of your document - you want return to do something different inside comments? or maybe you want spell checking enabled for your strings in C++, both can be done in seconds....
| Read more »
20:59
WhatRoute 2.0.6 - Geographically trace online data-...

WhatRoute is designed to find the names of all the routers an IP packet passes through on its way from your Mac to a destination host. It also measures the round-trip time from your Mac to the router, thus enabling you to determine slow links--or hops--in the Internet. WhatRoute can also find dead links, such as routers that don't respond.

  • A geo-location server is queried and the locations of the hosts discovered in a trace or seen active on the LAN, can be plotted on a low resolution map or viewed in high resolution on Google Earth
  • WhatRoute also provides network and port scanning, ping, whois, DNS, and LAN monitoring functions.
  • Find the ASN with which a network is registered and the networks with which it peers.
  • View network flows

Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.


...

| Read more »
18:47
Apple Eying Flagship Store in Washington, D.C.'...

The Washington Post is reporting today that "Representatives from Apple have proposed opening a flagship store and events center in one of the District’s most prominent and historic buildings, the Carnegie Library in Mount Vernon Square." In addition, Apple is opening two new stores this week in ....

| Read more »
18:15
Turns Out Apple CAN Patent Its Way Out of a Paper Bag

Who says the U.S. Patent system needs an overhaul? Companies like Apple patent everything they can. It’s not only a smart strategy, it’s a necessary strategy within the legal framework and patent structure we have today. With that in mind, I present to you patent application 20160264304, for a patent called “Bag.” The abstract described the patent as, “A paper bag is disclosed. The paper bag may include a bag container formed of white solid bleached sulfate paper with at least 60% post-consumer content.” OK, I see your lols bubbling forth, and I’m with you. But, the patent appears to focus on innovations in the way the handles are attached to “Bag.” The patent hasn’t yet been granted. The application was sent to our own Dave Hamilton by a...

| Read more »
17:58
Apple proposes retail outlet, events space in...

Apple is reportedly in talks to open a retail store and events center at Carnegie Library in Mount Vernon Square, a 113-year-old historic building located in downtown Washington, D.C.

| Read more »
17:52
Oppo's first Ultra HD Blu-ray player is coming...

Lately we've paid more attention to Oppo's mobile devices, but it's still the home of some well-regarded audio/video equipment. The company revealed its first Ultra HD Blu-ray player at CEDIA 2016 last week, and now is taking sign-ups for more inform...

| Read more »
17:34
Opinion: Apple Watch Series 2 may right enough...

Read Zac’s full Apple Watch Series 2 review

I’ve never been entirely sold on Apple Watch. From the get go, I didn’t necessarily see a clear purpose for the device. Nevertheless, I purchased the first-gen model on launch day, being the Apple fanboy that I am. Over the course of my first year and a half with Apple Watch, though, I didn’t find myself consistently wearing it. I would go through phases where I would use it for a few weeks, but then I would go weeks without even charging it.

This year, Apple revamped the Apple Watch lineup and I was pressed with the decision of upgrading or sticking with my first-generation model. It didn’t make a lot of sense for me to spend money on something that I wasn’t consistently using, but factors such as the improved speed seemed like enough to dispel some of my issues with the first-gen. So much so, that I went ahead and purchased the Apple Watch...

| Read more »
17:11
Report: Apple in talks to open retail store &...

Apple is no stranger to flagship retail locations and according to a recent report, Washington D.C. is next on the docket to receive one. The Washington Post reports that Apple has proposed opening a flagship “store and events center” within the Carnegie Library in Mount Vernon Square.

more…

Filed under: Apple ...

| Read more »
16:58
Gawker Media has been renamed 'Gizmodo Media...

It's been about a month since Gawker.com shut down, and now the last traces of the site's heritage have been effectively erased. Parent company Univision, which purchased Gawker Media's assets after it filed for bankruptcy (thanks to Hulk Hogan and r...

| Read more »
16:43
Apple filed for Two Figurative '8'...

Apple has filed for two figurative trademarks for the number '8' in Hong Kong today. They were originally filed in Jamaica in July. One of the trademark filings was filed under International Class 9 which covers everything under the sun as noted further in our report. In the second filing, Apple filed their trademark under International Class 45 which covers the following specifics: (A) "Personal concierge services...

| Read more »
16:23
First Apple stock certificate awarded to Steve Jobs...

An Apple stock certificate thought to be the first awarded to company cofounder Steve Jobs, and later recovered from a trash heap, is being sold by an autograph and rare documents dealer for $195,000.

| Read more »
16:14
Some Lenovo PCs can't run Linux

Lenovo just can't seem to avoid troubles with its PC firmware. Linux users are worried that some of Lenovo's PCs, such as variants of the Yoga 710 and Yoga 900, aren't allowing them to install their preferred operating system. They note that the syst...

| Read more »
16:00
AWT News Update: September 21, 2016

The Memories Feature in macOS Sierra's Photos app

Today we take a quick look at a nifty new high-tech jacket from SCOTTeVEST, but most of the 6 minutes or so of this podcast is spent talking about what Steve thinks are some of the marquee features of macOS Sierra. If you haven't yet installed the latest version of the Mac operating system, you're in for a very nice surprise!

The text version of the podcast can be viewed below. To listen to the podcast here, click the play button on the player below.

Subscribe to the Podcast

Text Version

Hi, this is Steve Sande for Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for September 21, 2016.

SCOTTeVEST has been making tech-friendly clothing for a while now; I personally own one of their vests and a jacket, and I find them useful for carrying all sorts of...

| Read more »
15:59
Hands-On With the New 'Portrait' Mode Beta...

When Apple announced the iPhone 7 Plus, one major feature it focused on was a new "Portrait" mode that allows the device's camera to simulate a shallow depth of field effect, similar to what can be achieved with a high-end DSLR.

Portrait mode wasn't ready to go when the iPhone 7 Plus shipped, but Apple promised to introduce it at a later date and did so today, with the release of iOS 10.1. Available as a beta feature, Portrait mode is built into iOS 10.1, and we went hands-on with it to see how well it performs.

...

| Read more »
 

Community Search:
MacTech Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

VOX 2.8.6 - Music player that supports m...
VOX just sounds better! The beauty is in its simplicity, yet behind the minimal exterior lies a powerful music player with a ton of features and support for all audio formats you should ever need.... Read more
MacUpdate Desktop 6.1.3 - Search and ins...
MacUpdate Desktop 6 brings seamless 1-click app installs and version updates to your Mac. With a free MacUpdate account and MacUpdate Desktop 6, Mac users can now install almost any Mac app on... Read more
ExpanDrive 5.4.1 - Access cloud storage...
ExpanDrive builds cloud storage in every application, acts just like a USB drive plugged into your Mac. With ExpanDrive, you can securely access any remote file server directly from the Finder or... Read more
Espionage 3.6.6 - Simple, state-of-the-a...
Espionage offers state-of-the-art encryption and plausible deniability for your confidential data. Sometimes, encrypting your data isn't enough to protect it. That's why Espionage 3 goes beyond data... Read more
Pinegrow Web Designer 2.94 - Mockup and...
Pinegrow Web Designer is desktop app that lets you mockup and design webpages faster with multi-page editing, CSS and LESS styling, and smart components for Bootstrap, Foundation, Angular JS, and... Read more
1Password 6.3.3 - Powerful password mana...
1Password is a password manager that uniquely brings you both security and convenience. It is the only program that provides anti-phishing protection and goes beyond password management by adding Web... Read more
Sublime Text 3126 - Sophisticated text e...
Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, markup, and prose. You'll love the slick user interface, extraordinary features, and amazing performance. Features Goto Anything. Use Goto... Read more
ForkLift 3.0 Beta 2 - Powerful file mana...
ForkLift is a powerful file manager and ferociously fast FTP client clothed in a clean and versatile UI that offers the combination of absolute simplicity and raw power expected from a well-executed... Read more
OmniFocus 2.7.1 - GTD task manager with...
OmniFocus helps you manage your tasks the way that you want, freeing you to focus your attention on the things that matter to you most. Capturing tasks and ideas is always a keyboard shortcut away in... Read more
CleanApp 5.1.1 - Application deinstaller...
CleanApp is an application deinstaller and archiver.... Your hard drive gets fuller day by day, but do you know why? CleanApp 5 provides you with insights how to reclaim disk space. There are... Read more

Concrete Jungle (Games)
Concrete Jungle 1.16 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $4.99, Version: 1.16 (iTunes) Description: A follow up to the puzzle hit 'MegaCity'! Concrete Jungle is a new take on the city building genre that swaps micro-... | Read more »
5 great apps for the budget traveller
Travelling abroad, or even within your home country, has never been easier thanks to our handy smartphone companions. There are hundreds of apps on the market that promise to make your world journeys hassle-free, but we've selected five of the... | Read more »
Zip—Zap (Games)
Zip—Zap 1.01 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $1.99, Version: 1.01 (iTunes) Description: Touch to contract.Release to let go.Bring the clumsy mechanical beings home. · · · over 100 levelsno adsno in-app-purchases Zip—... | Read more »
Paperback: The Game (Games)
Paperback: The Game 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $3.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: You are an author trying to finish kitschy paperback novels. Complete Westerns, Science Fiction, Romance or even a Crime... | Read more »
How to Rule With a Firm Hand in My Majes...
My Majesty is a kingdom management sim not unlike August’s magisterial hit, Reigns. It’s essentially a reskin of developer Tigrido’s previous management sim, Dictator. As supreme ruler of the land, you must consult with a number of subjects to... | Read more »
Our 5 Favorite iMessage Sticker Packs
At long last, iMessage joins the ranks of messaging apps the likes of LINE and Whatsapp, adding an impressive collection of stickers. They’re a great way to add a little something extra to your daily conversations. [Read more] | Read more »
How to get past Vulture Island's tr...
Vulture Island is a colorful and quirky mish-mash of platforming and puzzles. It’s creative and fresh, but sometimes the game can throw a curveball at you, leaving you stuck as to how you should progress. These tips will help you explore smoothly... | Read more »
The new Clash of Kings is just for Weste...
If you’ve played the original Clash of Kings, you’ll probably recognise the city building, alliance forging and strategic battles in Clash of Kings: The West. What sets this version apart is that it’s tailor made for a Western audience and the... | Read more »
Frost - Survival card game (Games)
Frost - Survival card game 1.12.1 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $3.99, Version: 1.12.1 (iTunes) Description: *Warning: the game will work on iPhone 5C and above and iPad Pro / 4. Other devices are not supported* | Read more »
How to build and care for your team in D...
Before you hit the trail and become a dog sledding legend, there’s actually a fair bit of prep work to be done. In Dog Sled Saga, you’re not only racing, you’re also building and caring for a team of furry friends. There’s a lot to consider—... | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

Apple refurbished Mac minis available startin...
Apple has Certified Refurbished Mac minis available starting at $419. Apple’s one-year warranty is included with each mini, and shipping is free: - 1.4GHz Mac mini: $419 $80 off MSRP - 2.6GHz Mac... Read more
13-inch 2.5GHz MacBook Pro available for $928...
Overstock has the 13″ 2.5GHz MacBook Pro available for $927.99 including free shipping. Their price is $171 off MSRP. Read more
Buying McLaren Would Give Apple Instant Car C...
Apple “iCar” rumors have waxed and waned over the years, piquing interest and speculation as to whether Apple is seriously interested in getting into the automotobile business, either in a joint... Read more
Aetna to Transform Members’ Consumer Health E...
Health care benefits company Aetna, which has an estimated 46.3 million clients, today announced a new initiative to revolutionize members consumer health experience by combining the power of iOS... Read more
USB-IF Announces USB Audio Device Class 3.0 S...
USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF), the support organization for the advancement and adoption of USB technology, today announced the USB Audio Device Class 3.0 specification to establish USB Audio over... Read more
Clearance 12-inch 1.2GHz Retina MacBooks, App...
Apple has Certified Refurbished 2015 12″ 1.2GHz Retina MacBooks available for $1189, or $410 off original MSRP. Apple will include a standard one-year warranty with each MacBook, and shipping is free... Read more
Logitech SmartDock and Skype For Business Com...
Logitech has announced Logitech SmartDock, an AV meeting room solution designed in collaboration with Microsoft. Logitech SmartDock works with Skype for Business and qualified devices, including... Read more
27-inch iMacs on sale for up to $220 off MSRP
B&H Photo has 27″ Apple iMacs on sale for up to $200 off MSRP including free shipping plus NY sales tax only: - 27″ 3.3GHz iMac 5K: $2099 $200 off MSRP - 27″ 3.2GHz/1TB Fusion iMac 5K: $1899.99 $... Read more
Apple Macs and iPads available for up to $300...
Purchase a new Mac or iPad using Apple’s Education Store and take up to $300 off MSRP. All teachers, students, and staff of any educational institution qualify for the discount. Shipping is free, and... Read more
Save up to $600 with Apple refurbished Mac Pr...
Apple has Certified Refurbished Mac Pros available for up to $600 off the cost of new models. An Apple one-year warranty is included with each Mac Pro, and shipping is free. The following... Read more

Jobs Board

Restaurant Manager (Neighborhood Captain) - A...
…in every aspect of daily operation. WHY YOU'LL LIKE IT: You'll be the Big Apple . You'll solve problems. You'll get to show your ability to handle the stress and Read more
US- *Apple* Store Leader Program - Apple (Un...
…Summary Learn and grow as you explore the art of leadership at the Apple Store. You'll master our retail business inside and out through training, hands-on Read more
*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions (US) - A...
Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, you're also the Read more
Restaurant Manager (Neighborhood Captain) - A...
…in every aspect of daily operation. WHY YOU'LL LIKE IT: You'll be the Big Apple . You'll solve problems. You'll get to show your ability to handle the stress and Read more
Sr. *Apple* Mac Engineer - Net2Source Inc....
…staffing, training and technology. We have following position open with our client. Sr. Apple Mac Engineer6+ Months CTH Start date : 19th Sept Travelling Job If Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.