TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Blog

  • Snapchat's much-needed Android overhaul is hiding in plain sight
    Snap promised a sorely needed redesign for Snapchat's sluggish Android app back in November, and it's now clear what that tune-up will entail. Jane Manchun Wong has discovered (with additional detail from Kieron Quinn) that Snapchat's Android app hi…
    - 17 mins ago, 19 Aug 18, 9:03pm -
  • Egypt signs censorship-focused cybercrime bill into law
    Egypt's increasingly strict regulation of internet use just became that much harsher. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has signed a cybercrime law that makes it illegal to run and even visit sites considered threats to the country's economy and nationa…
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Aug 18, 7:29pm -
  • The next 'Rainbow Six: Siege' update shakes up a familiar formula
    Ubisoft has revealed the full details for Rainbow Six: Siege's upcoming Operation Grim Sky update, and it's clear that this is as much about changing the mechanics of the game itself as it is adding some variety. Both new characters, Clash (above) an…
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Aug 18, 6:02pm -
  • The best iPhone cases
    By Nick GuyThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full iPhone cases guide here.A good case i…
    - 5 hours ago, 19 Aug 18, 4:30pm -
  • After Math: What could go wrong?
    It's been a week of risk in the tech world, and I don't just mean Elon Musk's recent Twitter-on-acid experiment. Best Buy is wagering $800 million on a company that teaches your grandparents how gadgets work, Saint Louis University is peppering its d…
    - 6 hours ago, 19 Aug 18, 3:00pm -
  • The best and worst gaming laptop brands of 2018
    Gaming laptops are awesome. In some cases, they are highly configurable powerhouses with their own light shows, and in others, they are bargain machines that offer just enough oomph to play the latest and greatest PC games. But there's a lot to consi…
    - 8 hours ago, 19 Aug 18, 1:00pm -
  • Federal court orders alleged hacker to pay for bail with cryptocurrency
    Defendants in US federal court cases now have another option for staying out on bail: emptying their virtual wallets. A district court in San Francisco has ordered alleged hacker Martin Marsich to pay the equivalent of $750,000 in cryptocurrency if h…
    - 12 hours ago, 19 Aug 18, 9:49am -
  • 'Forza Horizon 2' leaves the Xbox Store on September 30th
    We hope you weren't thinking of scoring Forza Horizon 2 on the cheap now that Horizon 4 is almost here. Turn 10 and Microsoft are removing the open-world arcade racer and its add-ons from the Xbox Games Store on September 30th. You can still play i…
    - 17 hours ago, 19 Aug 18, 4:22am -


  • Apple Store in Amsterdam Evacuated, Likely After iPad Battery Overheated
    Dutch media is reporting that an Apple Store at Leidseplein in Amsterdam was briefly evacuated today, likely after an iPad battery overheated.Image Credit: AS MediaAt 2:20 p.m. local time on Sunday afternoon, the Amsterdam fire department tweet…
    - 5 hours ago, 19 Aug 18, 4:09pm -
  • Facebook Fights US Government Demand to Break Messenger Encryption in Criminal Case
    Facebook is contesting a demand from the U.S. government that it break the encryption of its popular Messenger app so that law enforcement can listen in to a suspect's conversations as part of an ongoing investigation into the MS-13 gang.The U.S.…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Aug 18, 10:36am -
  • Motorola's New P30 Smartphone Blatantly Copies iPhone X
    Motorola's latest P30 smartphone is making headlines this week, but not for an impressive feature set or a unique design. As it turns out, Motorola has opted to copy the design of the iPhone X, resulting in an Android smartphone that's nearly identic…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Aug 18, 8:17pm -
  • Apple's Upcoming Drama Based on Child Journalist Hilde Lysiak Gains Lead Actress
    Child actress Brooklynn Prince has been cast in the lead role of Apple's upcoming drama series that's based on the life of young journalist Hilde Lysiak, reports Deadline.Eight-year-old actress Prince is known for playing Moonee in "The Florida P…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Aug 18, 7:56pm -
  • Netflix Tests Video Promos Between TV Show Episodes
    Netflix is testing a new feature that adds video promos in between episodes of TV shows, Netflix confirmed to TechCrunch this afternoon.The promos Netflix is showing to some users include full-screen personalized videos with content recommendatio…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Aug 18, 7:32pm -
  • Review: Logitech's $70 'POWERED' 7.5W Wireless Charging Stand Offers a Hassle-Free Upright Design
    Logitech often works with Apple to introduce new accessories for Apple devices, and in early August, Logitech announced its latest product designed in collaboration with Apple, the new POWERED wireless charging stand for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Aug 18, 6:48pm -
  • MacRumors Giveaway: Win a 7.5W Wireless Car Charger From Choetech
    For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Choetech to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a 7.5W Wireless Car Charging Mount that can be used to charge an iPhone X, iPhone 8, or iPhone 8 Plus in the car or at home.Priced at $30, Choetech…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Aug 18, 6:06pm -
  • Transit App Expands Real-Time Crowdsourced Data to 175 Cities
    The developers of the Transit app this week announced the expansion of real-time crowdsourced data for buses, trains, streetcars, ferries, and so forth to 175 cities across the United States, Canada, and Europe.Normally, the locations of public…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Aug 18, 5:53pm -

Tidbits - Apple News

  • Apple Releases Minor watchOS 4.3, tvOS 11.3, and HomePod 11.3 Updates
    watchOS 4.3 lets you control your HomePod from your Apple Watch, allows the Apple Watch’s Nightstand mode work in any orientation, and shows more information on the Siri watch face. tvOS 11.3 merely lets fourth-generation Apple TV owners play video…
    - 30 Mar 18, 2:23pm -
  • macOS 10.13.4 High Sierra Adds Business Chat and External GPU Support
    macOS 10.13.4 doesn't add any major features for most users, but it includes some welcome new features and fixes for professional users.The post macOS 10.13.4 High Sierra Adds Business Chat and External GPU Support appeared first on TidBITS.
    - 30 Mar 18, 2:11pm -
  • iOS 11.3 Adds Battery Health Screen and Much More
    Worried about your iPhone battery? iOS 11.3 tells you if you need a replacement. The latest version of iOS also introduces the beta of Business Chat, shows videos in Apple Music, and features improvements to Safari.The post iOS 11.3 Adds Battery Hea…
    - 30 Mar 18, 2:50am -
  • Apple Strikes Back at Google with Education Initiatives
    Apple is a bit of an underdog in the education market, where Google increasingly dominates with inexpensive, easily managed Chromebook laptops. On Tuesday, Apple staged an education-specific press event at a Chicago magnet school to trot out a host o…
    - 28 Mar 18, 12:16pm -
  • iWork Apps Add Apple Pencil Support, Pages Gains Ebook Creation Features
    The iPad versions of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote gain Apple Pencil support for drawing and writing, along with Smart Annotations. Also, Pages has new ebook creation features.The post iWork Apps Add Apple Pencil Support, Pages Gains Ebook Creation Fe…
    - 27 Mar 18, 3:06pm -
  • Apple Releases Sixth-Generation 9.7-inch iPad with Apple Pencil Support
    In a welcome move, Apple has updated the entry-level 9.7-inch iPad with a faster chip, support for the Apple Pencil, and a few enhanced camera features. The price remains the same, starting at $329 for 32 GB.The post Apple Releases Sixth-Generation…
    - 27 Mar 18, 2:53pm -
  • Should You Delete Your Facebook Page?
    Mark Jeftovic, the outspoken CEO of DNS provider easyDNS, has weighed in on the whole Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal with opinions that are simultaneously harsh and realistic. He starts by equating social media platforms to “The Spew,” a 19…
    - 26 Mar 18, 10:02pm -
  • Freezing Finder? Dropbox and Overstuffed Folders May Be the Culprit
    Is your Finder sputtering and freezing? Josh Centers solved his Finder problems by cleaning out his Downloads folder and toggling Dropbox’s Finder integration.The post Freezing Finder? Dropbox and Overstuffed Folders May Be the Culprit appeared fi…
    - 26 Mar 18, 3:09pm -

Apple Developer News

  • WWDC18 Video Subtitles Now in More Languages
    You can now watch all the session videos from this year’s Apple Worldwide Developers Conference with Japanese and Simplified Chinese subtitles.View WWDC18 videos
    - 11 days ago, 8 Aug 18, 10:00pm -
  • Search Ads is Expanding to More Countries
    You can now create campaigns for apps on the App Store in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Japan, and South Korea. Search Ads is an efficient and easy way to help people discover your app at the top of relevant search results on the App Store.Learn mor…
    - 24 days ago, 27 Jul 18, 9:00am -
  • New Design Resources Now Available
    It’s never been easier to design apps for Mac and Apple Watch. The Human Interface Guidelines now include a full set of essential AppKit UI elements for designing Mac apps in Sketch or Photoshop, as well as dozens of new UI elements for watchOS app…
    - 24 days ago, 26 Jul 18, 3:00pm -
  • WWDC18 Video Transcripts Now Available
    Take advantage of transcripts to quickly discover and share information presented in WWDC18 videos. You can search by keyword, see all instances where the keyword is mentioned in the video, go straight to the time it was mentioned, and even share a l…
    - 41 days ago, 9 Jul 18, 10:30pm -
  • Introducing App Store Connect
    For app developers and their teams, iTunes Connect is now called App Store Connect. And with the new App Store Connect app, it’s even easier to manage your apps, view trends, respond to reviews, and reply to active Resolution Center issues, all on…
    - 74 days ago, 6 Jun 18, 6:00pm -
  • Siri Shortcuts
    Siri can now intelligently pair users’ daily routines with your apps to suggest convenient shortcuts right when they’re needed. Use the Shortcuts API to help users quickly accomplish tasks related to your app, directly from the lock screen, in Sp…
    - 76 days ago, 4 Jun 18, 6:00pm -
  • Updated Guidelines Now Available
    The App Store Review Guidelines have been updated. We review all apps submitted to the App Store in an effort to determine whether they are reliable, perform as expected, and are free of offensive material. As you plan and develop your app, make sure…
    - 76 days ago, 4 Jun 18, 6:00pm -
  • See What’s New on Apple Platforms
    Download the Xcode 10 beta, which includes the SDKs for iOS 12, watchOS 5, tvOS 12, and macOS Mojave. With powerful advancements in Apple software and tools, you can build your most interactive, intelligent, and engaging experiences yet.Learn more
    - 76 days ago, 4 Jun 18, 6:00pm -

Apple: Press Releases

  • Apple Reports Third Quarter Results
    Apple Reports Third Quarter Results<br/>Revenue Up 17 Percent and EPS Up 40 Percent to New June Quarter Records<br/>Services Revenue Reaches New All-Time High<br/>Cupertino, California — July 31, 2018 — Apple today announced financial results for…
    - 19 days ago, 31 Jul 18, 8:31pm -
  • Apple Piazza Liberty now open in Milan
    Apple Piazza Liberty now open in Milan<br/>Apple Piazza Liberty opened in Milan this evening to thousands of customers who came to experience Apple’s new retail store design for the first time in Italy. Guests gathered on the public piazza and in…
    - 24 days ago, 26 Jul 18, 10:18pm -
  • Apple Piazza Liberty opens Thursday in Milan
    Apple Piazza Liberty opens Thursday in Milan<br/>Apple Piazza Liberty Will Revitalize a Piazza in the Center of Milan<br/>Milan — Apple today premiered Apple Piazza Liberty, a new retail location that will revitalize a piazza in the center of Milan…
    - 27 days ago, 24 Jul 18, 8:59am -
  • Apple celebrates World Emoji Day
    Apple celebrates World Emoji Day<br/>More than 70 new emoji characters are coming to iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac later this year in a free software update. The new emoji designs, created based on approved characters in Unicode 11.0, include eve…
    - 34 days ago, 16 Jul 18, 4:58pm -
  • Apple supports Malala Fund expansion in Latin America
    Apple supports Malala Fund expansion in Latin America<br/>Collaboration Includes App Development Challenge with Apple Developer Academies in Brazil to Expand Girls’ Education<br/>Rio de Janeiro — Apple today launched a new collaboration between i…
    - 37 days ago, 13 Jul 18, 6:31pm -
  • Apple launches new clean energy fund in China
    Apple launches new clean energy fund in China<br/>Ten Suppliers Will Jointly Invest in Climate Change Solutions in China<br/>Cupertino, California — Apple today announced a new first-of-its-kind investment fund in China to connect suppliers with re…
    - 38 days ago, 12 Jul 18, 11:02pm -
  • Apple updates MacBook Pro with faster performance and new features for pros
    Apple updates MacBook Pro with faster performance and new features for pros<br/>Now Featuring Up to 6-Core Processors and 32GB of Memory, True Tone Display and the Apple T2 Chip<br/>Cupertino, California — Apple today updated MacBook Pro with fast…
    - 38 days ago, 12 Jul 18, 12:31pm -
  • The App Store turns 10
    The App Store turns 10<br/>How Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ignited a Worldwide App Phenomenon<br/>When Apple introduced the App Store on July 10, 2008 with 500 apps, it ignited a cultural, social and economic phenomenon that changed h…
    - 45 days ago, 5 Jul 18, 4:59pm -

The Real Mac Genius

  • How To: Take a Screen Recording
    Taking a screen recording on Mac can be used for many purposes. Whether you are a gamer and want to film yourself destroying trees with your hands in Minecraft or you just need to show your grandmother how to send an email, screen recordings are a ne…
    - 7 Dec 17, 8:11pm -
  • Apple Pay Cash, where is Apple headed?
    Apple Pay Cash is a new feature that came alongside iOS 11.2. This feature is available on iPhone 6 and later, all iPad Pros, fifth-generation iPad, iPad Mini 3, and iPad Air 2 as long as they have iOS 11.2. However, this feature has been failing on…
    - 5 Dec 17, 8:27pm -
  • Virtual Reality: The Future of Stimulation
    We hear the words “virtual reality” thrown around alot these days. From commercials about ostridges to your elderly neighbors saying that kids these days are socially introverted, untalented disgraces to the human race, virtual reality is a vibra…
    - 4 Oct 17, 7:01pm -
  • Suede Jacket for iPhone 7 – WaterField Designs | SFBags
    Silicon Valley is notorious for its rising tech companies. In fact, this tech “boom,” if you will, is similar to the Gold Rush of the 1840s. People from around the country and even the world rushing to this beautiful place in search of a prospero…
    - 2 Oct 17, 5:55pm -
  • Apple Blows up the Internet
    Like many other tech writers, I was watching the Apple keynote in anticipation of something huge. Apple’s market share is something that is important to note before explaining exactly how Apple blew up the internet. Please check out our previous ar…
    - 18 Sep 17, 12:46am -
  • Reviews: Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless On-Ear Headphones
    Product Breakdown Presentation:                  4   out of    5 Innovation:                      3   out of     5 Usability:                          4   out of     5 Comfort:              …
    - 4 Sep 17, 3:00pm -
  • Reviews: Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2 On-Ear Headphones
    Product Breakdown Presentation:                   4   out of     5 Innovation:                       3   out of     5 Usability:                           5   out of     5 Comfort:         … Co…
    - 3 Sep 17, 3:00pm -
  • Reviews: Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2 In-Ear Headphones
    Product Breakdown Presentation:                     4   out of     5 Innovation:                          5   out of     5 Usability:                             … Continue reading Reviews: Bowers & Wilkin…
    - 2 Sep 17, 3:00pm -

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