• Ignore that call from “Apple” about an iCloud breach
    Earlier on Monday, my wife let me know that “Apple Support” had called about iCloud security. She was dubious, and rightly so. “Apple” then called five more times (and counting). Suffice it to say, it wasn’t Apple, but fraudsters trying…
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Mar 17, 12:15am -
  • Sky Dancer soars at first, although the sensation is short-lived
    Free-to-play games often look appealing, but it’s difficult to know at a glance whether the business model is insidious and fun ruining, or reasonable and worth pumping a few bucks into. With Freemium Field Test, we’ll take a recent free-to-pl…
    - 7 hours ago, 27 Mar 17, 11:00pm -
  • Apple and Facebook are serious about augmented reality glasses, according to new report
    A new report brings back the speculation that Apple is working on a pair of augmented reality glasses, and paints Facebook as a direct competitor.According to the Financial Times (note: this article is behind a paywall), Apple and Facebook have s…
    - 8 hours ago, 27 Mar 17, 10:40pm -
  • Amazon Prime Members Get Up To $75 off Kindle E-Reader Bundles Through 4/3 - Deal Alert
    Amazon has quietly released another good set of deals on its popular Kindle series of e-readers, and this time the discount runs through 4/3 only. $30 off: Paperwhite, Kindle, and Kindle for Kids Bundle$50 off: Voyage and Paperwhite Essentia…
    - 8 hours ago, 27 Mar 17, 10:28pm -
  • Get these 10 top rated Mac apps (plus all future updates) for $29 - Deal Alert
    Imagine creating the macOS workflow of your dreams — with unlimited access to the App Store’s top rated Mac apps. And imagine you wouldn’t have to pay to upgrade them ever again. The World's First Lifetime Mac Bundle offers just that - and y…
    - 9 hours ago, 27 Mar 17, 9:04pm -
  • iOS 10.3: All the new features worth checking out right now
    iOS 10.3 is finally hereImage by ThinkstockAfter seven (yes seven!) beta releases, iOS 10.3 is ready for the masses. But before you install it, be sure to back up your device—and we really mean it this time, because iOS 10.3 comes with an all-new…
    - 10 hours ago, 27 Mar 17, 8:10pm -
  • Apple opens registration lottery for WWDC 2017
    Apple on Monday announced that developers who want to attend the Worldwide Developers Conference in June can now enter a lottery for the opportunity to buy tickets. Would-be attendees have until Friday, March 31 at 10 a.m. PT to register into the…
    - 11 hours ago, 27 Mar 17, 7:40pm -
  • Apple releases watchOS 3.2 and tvOS 10.2
    In addition to updates for iOS and macOS, Apple has released updates for watchOS and tvOS.watchOS 3.2To update to watchOS 3.2, you first need to update your iPhone to iOS 10.3. Your Apple Watch needs to has at least a 50 percent battery charge an…
    - 12 hours ago, 27 Mar 17, 6:06pm -

TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Blog

  • SpaceX prepares to reuse the first rocket it landed on a barge
    We might be days away from witnessing SpaceX make history. The private space corporation has conducted a static test fire (yet again) of the first rocket it landed on an ocean platform. SpaceX wants to make sure it's in tip-top shape for lift off, be…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Mar 17, 3:14am -
  • What's on TV: 'Planet Earth II,' 'Review,' 'Legion' and 'Walking Dead' finale
    This week it's time to pick up some new demo material for your Ultra HD television, since Planet Earth II is available in 4K and HDR. Other than that it's a big week for finales, with Legion and The Walking Dead wrapping up their most recent seasons.…
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Mar 17, 1:48am -
  • The Apple TV Remote app is finally optimized for iPads
    No, we still don't have an iPad version of the Instagram app, but another longtime holdout has gotten some big(ger) screen love. Apple has finally given its Apple TV Remote app a refresh tailored for the slate's display. The iTunes listing says that.…
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Mar 17, 12:18am -
  • Gigantic drones may be the key to low-cost air shipping
    Wonder why some companies still ship products on boats instead of speedy aircraft? It's because air freight is much more expensive -- the costs of the crew and fuel quickly add up. Natilus, however, thinks drones might offer a solution. The startup i…
    - 7 hours ago, 27 Mar 17, 11:31pm -
  • Dell's 8K monitor is available for $5,000
    Dell introduced its 31.5-inch 8K monitor at CES, which the company claims is the world's first consumer screen to meet such a ridiculous resolution. While it took a backseat to the artist-aimed Canvas at the tech show, the Ultrasharp 32 is finally av…
    - 8 hours ago, 27 Mar 17, 10:44pm -
  • Scientists turn spinach into a farm for human heart cells
    In the future, you might not have to resort to exotic materials to create heart cells -- you could just raid your grocery store's produce section. Scientists have invented a process that turns spinach leaves into farms for functioning human heart cel…
    - 8 hours ago, 27 Mar 17, 9:53pm -
  • Elon Musk's Neuralink will plug AI into your brain
    Somewhere between rolling out new Teslas, launching re-usable rockets and digging a tunnel under Los Angeles, Elon Musk managed to start yet another new company. According to a Wall Street Journal report, Musk's latest project is called Neuralink and…
    - 9 hours ago, 27 Mar 17, 9:22pm -
  • Verizon plans to test 4K TV for its FiOS customers
    Verizon has been relatively late to 4K TV (its competitors hopped aboard a while back), but it's at least making up for lost time. The carrier and its partner SES have confirmed that they'll soon test 4K delivery to FiOS TV customers. There's no ment…
    - 9 hours ago, 27 Mar 17, 8:56pm -


  • JavaScript-Based Safari Ransomware Exploit Patched in iOS 10.3
    iOS 10.3, released to the public this morning, fixes a bug that allowed scammers to attempt to extort money from iOS users through a JavaScript pop-up in Safari.As explained by mobile security firm Lookout (via Ars Technica), the scammers targete…
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Mar 17, 4:27am -
  • Analyst Suggests Third-Generation Apple Watch Will Include Cellular Connectivity
    Based on supply chain analysis following a trip to Asia, Susquehanna Financial Group analyst Christopher Rolland (via Barron's) believes Apple's third-generation Apple Watch may introduce cellular connectivity, a feature that's been long rumored for…
    - 7 hours ago, 27 Mar 17, 10:55pm -
  • How to Use Theater Mode on the Apple Watch in watchOS 3.2
    Introduced in watchOS 3.2, Theater Mode is a simple but useful feature that's designed to prevent the Apple Watch's screen from activating when you raise your wrist.It's useful in situations where the bright screen can be a distraction, such as a…
    - 9 hours ago, 27 Mar 17, 9:39pm -
  • How to Use Night Shift in macOS Sierra 10.12.4
    Night Shift, the feature first introduced in iOS devices with iOS 9.3, has expanded to the Mac with the release of 10.12.4. Night Shift is compatible with 2012 and newer Macs, so it won't work on older machines. For those unfamiliar with Night Sh…
    - 10 hours ago, 27 Mar 17, 7:51pm -
  • 10.5-Inch iPad Pro Entering Limited Production, But Spring, WWDC, or Fall Launch Remains Unclear
    Apple's manufacturing partners will begin limited production of the rumored 10.5-inch iPad Pro this month, according to IHS Markit analyst Rhoda Alexander, who spoke with Forbes over the weekend.At this point, however, it remains unclear whethe…
    - 11 hours ago, 27 Mar 17, 6:59pm -
  • How to Use iOS 10.3's New Find My AirPods Feature
    iOS 10.3 introduces "Find My AirPods," a new feature designed to make it easier to keep track of Apple's recently released wireless earphones.Find My AirPods has its limitations because it's not able to work when the AirPods aren't connected to a…
    - 11 hours ago, 27 Mar 17, 6:52pm -
  • Low-Cost iPad Not Among the New iPad Models Spotted in Device Logs Earlier This Month
    Back in mid-March, mobile marketing company Fiksu spotted four new iPad identifiers in its device data, hinting at the imminent release of new hardware.We did indeed see a new low-cost 9.7-inch iPad introduced via press release on Tuesday, March…
    - 12 hours ago, 27 Mar 17, 6:19pm -
  • Apple Adds iPad Support to Apple TV Remote App
    Apple today updated its Apple TV Remote app to introduce iPad support, allowing the Remote app to be used on the iPad for the first time. Prior to today's update, the Apple TV Remote interface was only designed for the iPhone.For those unfamiliar…
    - 12 hours ago, 27 Mar 17, 5:46pm -

Tidbits - Apple News

  • Safari 10.1
    Makes a couple of user interface improvements and patches a number of security vulnerabilities in Yosemite and El Capitan. (Free) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a fu…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Mar 17, 3:35am -
  • Security Update 2017-001 (Yosemite, El Capitan)
    Resolves several security vulnerabilities for the two older operating systems. (Free, various sizes) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help suppor…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Mar 17, 3:05am -
  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 27 March 2017
    Notable software releases this week include iTunes 12.6, EagleFiler 1.7.5, GraphicConverter 10.4, HoudahGeo 5.1.8, PopChar X 7.7, and Default Folder X 5.1.4. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication…
    - 9 hours ago, 27 Mar 17, 9:42pm -
  • ExtraBITS for 27 March 2017
    In ExtraBITS this week, Apple has announced (but not released) Clips, a new social photo and video app, and the U.S. and UK have both banned large carry-on electronics from flights originating from several African and Middle Eastern countries. Read…
    - 9 hours ago, 27 Mar 17, 9:42pm -
  • Apple Releases macOS 10.12.4, watchOS 3.2, and tvOS 10.2
    The most significant release of the day may have been iOS 10.3, but Apple showed some love to its other three operating systems as well, adding a new feature or two and providing some bug fixes and other under-the-hood improvements. Read the full ar…
    - 9 hours ago, 27 Mar 17, 8:51pm -
  • iOS 10.3 Adds New File System, Find My AirPods, and More
    The iOS 10.3 update introduces huge new changes, such as the new APFS file system, AirPods support in Find My iPhone, cross-platform iTunes movie rentals, developer responses to App Store reviews, and more. Read the full article at TidBITS, the olde…
    - 12 hours ago, 27 Mar 17, 5:51pm -
  • What Apple’s Purchase of Workflow Means for Automation
    Apple’s months-long saga involving automation has taken a twist with the company’s purchase of the popular iOS automation app Workflow. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. T…
    - 18 hours ago, 27 Mar 17, 12:27pm -
  • EagleFiler 1.7.5
    Adjusts behavior of some commands and keyboard shortcuts for improved consistency with the Finder. ($40 new, free update, 18.0 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a f…
    - 1 day ago, 26 Mar 17, 10:43pm -

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 Downloads Now Available
    Xcode 8.3 is now available, and includes Swift 3 and SDKs that you can use to build and test apps for the latest release of macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.macOS Sierra 10.12.4 (16E195)iOS 10.3 (14E277)watchOS 3.2 (14V249)tvOS 10.2 (14W265)Xcode 8.3 (8…
    - 13 hours ago, 27 Mar 17, 5:00pm -
  • WWDC 2017 Registration Now Open
    The opportunity to buy tickets to this year’s conference is offered by random selection. Register by Friday, March 31 at 10:00 a.m. PDT for your chance to join thousands of others coming together to change the world.Learn more about WWDC 2017.
    - 13 hours ago, 27 Mar 17, 5:00pm -
  • Swift Playgrounds 1.2 Now Available
    Swift Playgrounds, the revolutionary app for iPad that helps students learn to code, is now localized in Simplified Chinese, French, German, Japanese, and Latin American Spanish, making it even easier for more students around the world to learn and e…
    - 4 days ago, 23 Mar 17, 10:30pm -
  • Apple Pay Has Expanded to Ireland
    You can now support Apple Pay for your customers in Ireland, providing an easy and secure way for them to pay within your app and website with a single touch. Learn more about Apple Pay.
    - 21 days ago, 7 Mar 17, 4:30pm -
  • WWDC Scholarship Details Now Available
    WWDC Scholarships reward talented students and STEM organization members with the opportunity to attend this year’s conference. Developers selected for a scholarship will receive a WWDC17 ticket and lodging free of charge.Learn more about WWDC Scho…
    - 21 days ago, 6 Mar 17, 6:35pm -
  • Announcing WWDC 2017
    Apple’s developer community will come together at WWDC 2017 in San Jose, California from June 5 to 9 to learn about the future of Apple platforms and connect with thousands of developers from all around the world. In addition to the activities plan…
    - 40 days ago, 16 Feb 17, 2:03pm -
  • Developer Insights Series: Managing a Community
    Super Evil Megacorp, the developer behind the mobile-first multiplayer game Vainglory, shares its approach to community management, and how it evolves the game by listening to player feedback. Learn more.
    - 40 days ago, 15 Feb 17, 7:00pm -
  • Updated Certificate for Game Center Authentication
    On February 13, 2017, a new certificate for server-based Game Center Player ID verification will be available via the publicKeyUrl property of generateIdentityVerificationSignature, and the previous certificate will expire.Apps that dynamically query…
    - 54 days ago, 2 Feb 17, 12:50am -

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…
    - 13 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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