• iPhone 8 rumors: New renderings depict edge-to-edge display and vertical camera alignment
    We’d forgive the iPhone 7 for feeling a little under-appreciated, since it seems like all anyone can talk about these days is the next iPhone. After all, 2017 marks the iPhone’s 10th birthday, so Apple is reportedly gearing up to make its an…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 7:03pm -
  • Get 20% off BeatsX Wireless In-Ear Headphones - Deal Alert
    BeatsX wireless in-ear headphones are currently discounted 20% on Amazon. BeatsX features Fast Fuel charging (5 mins of charge = 2 mins of playback), multiple tips for a personalized fit, and seamless setup & connection with iOS devices via class…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 5:52pm -
  • Staples is selling a color laser printer for $75
    Printers aren’t the most exciting technology out there, but they’re like toothbrushes: Everybody needs one, even in 2017. And until Saturday—or supplies sell out—you can get a great deal on a Dell C17690nw color laser printer at Staples, w…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 5:49pm -
  • Design a Dream Home with Live Home 3D Pro for Mac, Now 60% Off - Deal Alert
    Everybody learns in different ways, but those of us who are visual learners don't always have the tools we need to accomplish the dreams we have. Live Home 3D Pro is a powerful Mac app to help everyone from professional architects to armchair b…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 5:32pm -
  • How Uber ran afoul of Apple's privacy rules
    In 2015, Uber almost got itself kicked out of the iOS App Store.Apple CEO Tim Cook brought Uber CEO Travis Kalanick into the company’s Cupertino offices and laid down the law, the New York Times reported.So what exactly did Uber do to land itsel…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 4:53pm -
  • Readiris Pro 16 review: Mac OCR software more focused on speed than accuracy
    Optical character recognition (OCR) software provides a way to quickly convert printed or scanned documents into editable text or searchable PDF files. In recent years, OCR has found its way into numerous cloud services and mobile apps, allowing c…
    - 14 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 1:00pm -
  • Why read/write permissions go awry with macOS File Sharing
    Jan Miller writes:I have six computers and use a Mac mini as a fileserver with sharing set up on it. About every week some of the files become read-only for some of the users.She also asks:When I open the files on one computer two servers show…
    - 15 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 12:00pm -
  • Tested: 5 protective bumpers for the Apple Watch
    The Apple Watch is actually pretty durable—and, since it’s worn on your wrist, it’s nowhere near as likely as your iPhone is to sustain a fall. Even the old Apple Watch Sport, which is the cheapest, weakest model, is built out of an aluminum…
    - 16 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 11:00am -

TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Blog

  • HipChat resets all passwords after hackers break in
    Today, Hipchat alerted its users that someone broke into one of its servers through a vulnerability in a third-party library. The chat service saw no evidence that other Atlassian systems or products like Jira or Trello were affected, but they're for…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Apr 17, 12:56am -
  • NVIDIA's Shield TV upgrades to 4K for Cast and Google Play movies
    Despite all the 4K material NVIDIA's Shield TV can handle, there have still been a few gaps: you couldn't play Google Play Movies & TV content in 4K, for instance, and you definitely couldn't Google Cast the 4K videos of your choice. Thankfully,.…
    - 3 hours ago, 25 Apr 17, 12:09am -
  • ABC affiliate deal makes it easier to livestream local channels
    Disney has signed deals with more than 160 television stations that will finally enable them to stream their local content. Most of the affiliates will now use services like DirecTV Now, Sony PlayStation Vue and YouTube TV to broadcast their own show…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 11:08pm -
  • Google Photos for iOS beams images to your TV with AirPlay
    Google has been improving its Photos app for a while now, adding features like automatic white balance, compensation for wobbly video, social photo editing tools and even improving Apple's own Live Photos. The one thing it's been missing, however, is…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 9:58pm -
  • FCC may unveil softer net neutrality rules this week
    Like it or not, the FCC may be close to divulging its plans for relaxing net neutrality rules. Recode contacts claim that Chairman Ajit Pai may talk about the softer regulation as soon as April 26th, when he speaks at a conservative group's event. Th…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 9:37pm -
  • Stephens College is the first all-women's school with an eSports team
    Last Thursday, Stephens College made history when it officially created the first varsity-level eSports team at an all-women's school. The program's 12-player squad will begin digitally competing in collegiate Overwatch leagues this fall.
    - 6 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 9:16pm -
  • Sling TV's Cloud DVR records your guilty pleasures on Apple TV
    Two weeks after Sling TV rolled out its Cloud DVR feature to Android and Roku users, the streaming service is now doing the same for people who own an Apple TV. "First Look," which was introduced last November, lets Sling TV subscribers get 50 hours.…
    - 6 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 8:54pm -
  • is sorry-not-sorry it sold email data to Uber
    When the New York Times revealed that Apple had threatened to drop Uber's app over privacy guideline violations, there was a juicy tidbit tucked inside:'s email management service had anonymized Lyft receipts and sold them to Uber to help i…
    - 6 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 8:33pm -


  • Apple Delays Launch of 'Carpool Karaoke' Series
    Apple has delayed the release of "Carpool Karaoke: The Series," its first original television series, reports Reuters. The series, which will premiere on Apple Music, was supposed to launch in April, but its debut has been delayed.Apple, a compan…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Apr 17, 1:13am -
  • Apple Hires NASA Augmented Reality Expert Jeff Norris
    Apple has hired Jeff Norris, an augmented reality expert who founded the Mission Operations Innovation Office at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, reports Bloomberg.Norris has reportedly joined Apple as a senior manager working on the augmented reality…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 10:43pm -
  • Sling TV's Cloud DVR Functionality Comes to Apple TV for $5 Per Month
    Starting today, Sling TV is expanding its Cloud DVR service to Apple TV users. Sling TV subscribers with an Apple TV can purchase 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage for $5 per month, which is a fee in addition to the standard Sling TV subscription cost.…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 7:08pm -
  • Spotify May Be Working on its First Hardware Device
    Spotify appears to be working on its first wearable device, developing a "category defining product akin to Pebble Watch, Amazon Echo, and Snap Spectacles," based on a job listing discovered by Zatz Not Funny. The text from the job description, which…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 6:27pm -
  • Galaxy S8 Preorders Were Samsung's 'Best Ever'
    Samsung's trouble with the Galaxy Note 7, which notably caused several fires due to battery troubles and led to a full recall, hasn't affected demand for its newly launched Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.According to a statement released this morning b…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 6:00pm -
  • Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of watchOS 3.2.2 to Developers
    Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming watchOS 3.2.2 update to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the third watchOS 3.2.2 beta and one month after the release of watchOS 3.2, which introduced Theater Mode.The fourt…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 4:59pm -
  • Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of tvOS 10.2.1 to Developers
    Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming tvOS 10.2.1 update to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the third 10.2.1 beta and one month after releasing tvOS 10.2, an update that included improve scrolling and iPad support…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 4:59pm -
  • Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.5 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Too]
    Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming macOS Sierra 10.12.5 update to developers, one week after seeding the third beta and one month after releasing macOS Sierra 10.12.4, which introduced Night Shift for the Mac.The fourth beta of mac…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 4:58pm -

Tidbits - Apple News

  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 24 April 2017
    Notable software releases this week include EagleFiler 1.7.6, Parallels Desktop 12.2.0, and Lightroom CC 2015.10 and Lightroom 6.10. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 4:39pm -
  • ExtraBITS for 24 April 2017
    In ExtraBITS this week, Apple has apologized for erroneous email messages saying that iCloud storage or Apple Music subscriptions were discontinued, and Apple CEO Tim Cook chastised ride-sharing company Uber for spying on iPhone users. Read the full…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 4:39pm -
  • External Link: Apple Acknowledges Weird “Discontinued” Email Messages
    If you subscribe to iCloud storage or Apple Music, you may have received an odd email message from Apple saying that your subscription was discontinued last week. There was speculation at the time that the messages were sent by mistake due to a serve…
    - 14 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 12:35pm -
  • External Link: Tim Cook Dressed Down Uber for Spying on iPhone Users
    Ride-sharing company Uber has had a rough 2017 so far, getting caught in one sleazy business practice after another. But Mike Isaac’s report in the New York Times may be the last straw for many Apple users. It turns out that Uber was using its popu…
    - 15 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 12:01pm -
  • MacTech Pro 2017 Dates and Locations
    If you’re an Apple consultant or IT professional, check out the MacTech Pro series of events, which take place throughout the United States during the rest of this year. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technolog…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Apr 17, 7:29pm -
  • Apple Releases 10th Annual Environmental Responsibility Report
    In its 10th annual Environmental Responsibility Report, Apple shares how well it has executed on its environmental policies and sets bold goals for the future. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publicatio…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Apr 17, 7:12pm -
  • EagleFiler 1.7.6
    Adds support for searching EagleFiler libraries from third-party applications like Alfred and LaunchBar. ($40 new, free update, 18.0 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To g…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Apr 17, 11:08pm -
  • iLife and iWork Apps Now Free for Everyone
    Apple has made its iLife and iWork apps free for all iOS and macOS users running supported versions of Apple’s operating systems. That’s great, but why now? Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publicati…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Apr 17, 3:34pm -

Mac News Network

  • Ricoh launches new ultra-short throw projectors for business
    Ricoh has launched two new ultra-short throw projectors for business. The Ricoh PJ WX4152NI and PJ WX4152N are both designed for meetings held in unconventional locations, like smaller meeting rooms, huddle rooms, or offsite training sessions....
    - 15 Apr 16, 2:50pm -
  • MacNN Deals: Four online services to keep you, your data safe
    Alongside our regular Daily Deals post, we are showcasing some of the offers available from our own MacNN Deals store. Today's selections are all online services to help keep you and your data safe online, including access through a VPN, a way to sec…
    - 15 Apr 16, 2:35pm -
  • Apple partners with World Wildlife Fund on 'Apps for Earth' promo
    Apple has teamed up with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in an initiative dubbed 'Apps for Earth.' The new App Store promotion comes with Earth Day approaching on Friday, April 22, with a number of prominent apps participating in the fund raiser. The promo…
    - 15 Apr 16, 2:32pm -
  • Chinese Apple movie, iBook stores off-line, cause unknown
    Starting at some point overnight, the Chinese iTunes movie and iBook stores have been inaccessible. While Apple is not always prompt about updating status pages, the stores have been down for eight hours, and Apple reports that all systems are functi…
    - 15 Apr 16, 2:23pm -
  • Apple, FBI headed back to Congress to debate encryption
    Apple and the FBI will continue to lobby for their respective positions on smartphone encryption before Congress next week, reports Reuters. The two combatants have been at loggerheads in a debate that spans both security and privacy concerns. The Ho…
    - 15 Apr 16, 2:00pm -
  • Raheem Sterling, English soccer star, set for Apple endorsement deal
    Former Liverpool soccer star Raheem Sterling is said to be nearing an endorsement deal with Apple. According to The Sun, Sterling could earn around $354,000 a year if the deal goes through. Apparently Apple is interested in targeting the upcoming 201…
    - 15 Apr 16, 1:36pm -
  • Giveaway: Win a Makerbot Replicator Mini 3D Printer from MacNN Deals
    Getting into 3D printing is an expensive undertaking, with a decent printer sometimes costing thousands of dollars, but here's a reminder that there's at least one way to do it without breaking the bank. MacNN Deals is holding a giveaway which will p…
    - 15 Apr 16, 12:53pm -
  • Samsung reportedly signs deal with Apple to supply 100M OLED panels
    Apple is tasking Samsung with producing OLED displays for a future iPhone, after allegedly placing an order with the electronics giant. A report claims Samsung will be supplying iPhone-sized display panels, measuring five inches, which are destined f…
    - 15 Apr 16, 11:58am -

Apple Developer News

  • New Beta Downloads Now Available
    Test your apps with the latest release of macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.macOS Sierra 10.12.5 beta 4 (16F67a)iOS 10.3.2 beta 4 (14F5086a)watchOS 3.2.2 beta 4 (14V5485a)tvOS 10.2.1 beta 4 (14W5583a)View all downloads.
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 5:00pm -
  • Introducing LivePhotosKit JS
    This new JavaScript-based API makes it easy to embed Live Photos on your websites. In addition to enabling Live Photos on iOS and macOS, you can now let users display their Live Photos on the web. Learn more about Live Photos.
    - 4 days ago, 20 Apr 17, 6:00pm -
  • Search Ads is Expanding to the UK, Australia, and New Zealand
    Starting April 25, 2017 at 10 a.m. PDT, Search Ads will be available on the App Store in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand, providing an efficient and easy way to promote your app at the top of relevant search results in more markets. Get started wi…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Apr 17, 11:30pm -
  • Xcode 8.3.2 (8E2002) Now Available
    Xcode 8.3.2 (8E2002) Now Available
    - 6 days ago, 18 Apr 17, 10:00pm -
  • New Beta Downloads Now Available
    Test your apps with the latest release of macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.macOS Sierra 10.12.5 beta 3 (16F60a)iOS 10.3.2 beta 3 (14F5080a)watchOS 3.2.2 beta 3 (14V5480a)tvOS 10.2.1 beta 3 (14W5578b)View all downloads.
    - 7 days ago, 17 Apr 17, 5:00pm -
  • What’s New in TestFlight
    TestFlight in iTunes Connect now provides multiple build support, enhanced group capabilities, and improved tester management—making it even easier to test your apps.Multiple BuildsTestFlight now lets you distribute and test multiple builds at the…
    - 13 days ago, 11 Apr 17, 8:40pm -
  • Xcode 8.3.1 (8E1000a) Now Available
    Xcode 8.3.1 (8E1000a) Now Available
    - 18 days ago, 6 Apr 17, 9:00pm -
  • iOS 10.3.1 (14E304) Now Available
    iOS 10.3.1 (14E304) Now Available
    - 21 days ago, 3 Apr 17, 6:00pm -

Apple: Press Releases

The Real Mac Genius

  • iPhone 8 Rumors: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    The Good Entire Screen will be Touch ID This is a potential addition to the new iPhone as dozens of rumors have surfaced about it following Apple winning the patent for the concept. This could be one of the most revolutionary and significant additio…
    - 40 days ago, 15 Mar 17, 4:50pm -
  • Why the Headphone Jack is the Same as the 30-Pin Connector
    George Bernard Shaw, an Irish playwright and critic, once said, “If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.” As eloquent as this quotation is, it comes down to one simple t…
    - 12 Oct 16, 3:35pm -
  • Why Apple Trashed the Headphone Jack, and Whether It Was a Good Idea
    On September 7th, 2016, we all suffered a great loss. On this day, Apple announced their iPhone 7 would not have a headphone jack, which is one of the most universally used analog audio connectors. The headphone jack was a great utility, and it will…
    - 5 Oct 16, 4:32pm -
  • Bowers & Wilkins | P5 Wireless
    Over the past few years, Bluetooth headphones have entered the market. High-end brands such as Bowers & Wilkins decided to stay out of the market because the company claimed Bluetooth did not provide the ability to deliver high-quality audio. B&W has…
    - 27 Mar 16, 7:36am -
  • Best Beginner Drones for Filming
    Low Cost: Cheerson CX-20 Price: $300 A great drone for anyone starting out. When I first got my Cheerson CX-20 I beat, dropped, and slammed into walls. Eventually the drone broke after a few months, but this was a great way to learn how to fly. The…
    - 29 Jan 16, 9:00am -
  • How To: Change Your IP Address on the iPhone
    Changing the IP Address on an iPhone is an old school way to fix networking problems. (Note that this tip will only work depending on the configuration of DHCP setup of the wireless router) Go into your iPhone’s Settings and select “Wi-Fi” Enab…
    - 21 Jan 16, 2:00pm -
  • How To: Check Your Computers Log In Times
    Checking your login times are very helpful in many way. For example, if you feel like someone maybe a friend or family member has been snooping around on your computer, you can check to see if someone logged in and at what time it occurred. Another…
    - 5 Jan 16, 2:00pm -
  • For All Writers: Mac writing applications you didn’t know about
    Ever since Microsoft Word was developed in the late 90’s, it seems like everyone has been using Word to do anything with writing. Despite the expensive price, Schools and even businesses have required people to use Word for the past two decades. H…
    - 12 Dec 15, 11:58pm -

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