• 50% off Dell UltraSharp U3415W PXF79 34-Inch Curved LED-Lit Monitor
    This 34-inch 21:9 curved monitor with a panoramic view, cinematic WQHD resolution and rich sound has just sunk 50% to its best price yet on Amazon, making this a solid deal on the U3415W. Learn more and explore buying options for the U3415W on Ama…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 8:29pm -
  • Google updates Gboard for iOS with new emoji and voice-typing
    Apple upgraded Messages in iOS 10 to include a ton of new features, but that doesn’t mean that Google is giving up on Gboard, its third-party iOS keyboard. On Thursday, Google updated Gboard to support new emoji, voice-typing, 15 additional lan…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 8:20pm -
  • 33% off NETGEAR N300 Wi-Fi Router with High Power 5dBi External Antennas - Deal Alert
    Currently discounted 33% and selling for just $19.99, the NETGEAR N300 WiFi Router with external antennas (WNR2020) offers high-performance wireless speeds of up to 300 Mbps, and for the current price is a good consideration for the internet needs…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 5:50pm -
  • Apple opposes Trump’s transgender rights rollback
    The Trump administration on Wednesday announced plans to roll back Obama protections for transgender kids in schools. Apple quickly responded with a forceful statement against the move.“Apple believes everyone deserves a chance to thrive in…
    - 9 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 4:46pm -
  • Past isn’t prologue: Apple isn’t today’s Microsoft
    Remember how iOS versus Android was just like the Mac versus Windows? Well, if you loved that old hit… you’re probably reading the wrong column. But pundits have a new spin on it that still makes no sense: Apple is Microsoft!See, they were App…
    - 10 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 3:00pm -
  • SoundSource 3 review: Easy-to-access macOS audio controls
    IDG The SoundSource menu provides access to nearly all sound settings in one place and at a glance.Shaving off annoyances in macOS is always worth a few bucks, and if you manipulate audio sources and volumes frequently, it should be worth $10…
    - 11 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 2:00pm -
  • The Gamevice turns your iPhone 7 into a handheld game console
    There are a few pretty good MFi-approved game controllers for iOS, but most of them seem more ideally designed for iPad than iPhone. It makes sense to prop up your iPad and use a gamepad from a few feet away, but would you do the same with an iPh…
    - 13 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 12:00pm -
  • For a bigger iPad to work, iOS needs some interface improvements
    The future of iOS is bright. While I love my Mac and expect to be using the Mac for a long time yet, iOS is the Apple operating system for the next 30 years. As I described last week, there are many different directions iOS can go in, taking the p…
    - 13 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 11:56am -

TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Blog

  • 'Skullgirls' heads to iOS and Android this spring
    Popular fighting game Skullgirls has been released on almost every other modern platform; now it's time to play it on your smartphone. Originally teased last July, the free-to-play version of this fan-favorite title is slated to arrive in Spring 2017…
    - 53 mins ago, 24 Feb 17, 12:27am -
  • Alphabet sues Uber over Waymo's self-driving car tech
    Waymo, Alphabet's autonomous car business, has sued Uber for stealing crucial technical information about its self-driving technology. Waymo's lawsuit targets Otto, a promising self-driving truck startup that Uber acquired in mid-2016. As we noted in…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 11:44pm -
  • Transgender protection rollback sparks opposition from tech
    On Wednesday, the Trump administration announced that it would roll back federal protections for transgender citizens and require states and local school boards to decide how (or, more accurately, whether) they would enforce these people's civil righ…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 11:20pm -
  • Spotify gets into podcasting with three music-themed shows
    Spotify dipped its toes into podcasting in 2015 by adding pre-existing programs to its lineup. Now it's getting into content creation and rolling out its own shows. The company is launching three original podcasts, and it says that's just the start.
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 11:11pm -
  • Facebook is inserting ads midway through videos
    Facebook's ambitions for video have been pretty explicit. And now the social network is (officially) introducing a way for its publishing partners to get paid for them. Rather than front-loading ads the way YouTube and so many others do, these will a…
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 10:25pm -
  • The Wirecutter's best deals: Save $100 on a Dell UltraSharp monitor
    This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn affiliate commissions that support their work. Read their c…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 9:45pm -
  • Indie devs with disabilities win full ride on Train Jam to GDC 
    Two game developers with disabilities are headed to the 31st annual Game Developers Conference (GDC) this year via Train Jam, a four-day rail excursion from Chicago to San Francisco that was founded in 2013. Train Jam participants collaborate to crea…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 9:23pm -
  • It will cost $670 to get 90 percent of 2017's 'Hearthstone' cards
    Since it launched in 2014, Blizzard's free-to-play digital card game Hearthstone has dominated its niche. To keep gameplay fresh, the studio has alternated new content additions between Adventures, which guarantees some cards for a $20 flat fee, and.…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 9:00pm -


Tidbits - Apple News

  • How to Restore Data from iCloud
    Calendar confused? Contacts corrupted? Bookmarks bungled? A trip to can help you recover lost data. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, h…
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 7:19pm -
  • Keyboard Cases for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro
    The iPad Pro is a decent laptop stand-in for productivity on the go, but can’t realize its full potential without a physical keyboard. Julio Ojeda-Zapata tested the latest keyboard accessories for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. They’re all good, though n…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Feb 17, 2:45pm -
  • A Prairie HomeKit Companion: Fine Tuning with the Other “Home” App
    Apple’s Home app is easy to use, but an older app with the same name gives you more control over your HomeKit home automation. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a ful…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Feb 17, 12:24pm -
  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 20 February 2017
    Notable software releases this week include ScreenFlow 6.2.1, GarageBand 10.1.6, Parallels Desktop 12.1.3, and Microsoft Office 2016 15.31. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. T…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Feb 17, 6:47pm -
  • ScreenFlow 6.2.1
    Brings a number of bug fixes and adds the option to publish 2K and 4K video to Vimeo ($99 new, free update, 61.5 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS f…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Feb 17, 3:52pm -
  • GarageBand 10.1.6
    Patches a security vulnerability related to a memory corruption issue. (Free with new Macs or $4.99 new, free update, 956 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-t…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Feb 17, 3:05am -
  • Parallels Desktop 12.1.3
    Maintenance update for the popular virtualization software resolves several fixes. ($79.99 new for standard edition, $99.99 annual subscription for Pro/Business Edition, free update, 256 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Feb 17, 10:51pm -
  • The State of iBooks in Early 2017
    The capability of storing your iBooks library on iCloud Drive caused problems when Apple introduced it last year. Michael Cohen takes a look to see if the company has resolved those issues. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously p…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Feb 17, 10:58am -

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
    Xcode 8.3 beta 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 10.12.4 beta 3 (16E163f)iOS 10.3 beta 3 (14E5249d)watchOS 3.2 beta 3 (14V5224d)tvOS…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Feb 17, 5:00pm -
  • 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…
    - 7 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.
    - 8 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…
    - 22 days ago, 2 Feb 17, 12:50am -
  • Allow Users to Provide Ratings From Within Your App
    With iOS 10.3, you can use a new API to ask users to provide App Store ratings and reviews without leaving your app. You can also publicly respond to customer reviews on the App Store and Mac App Store. Learn more.
    - 30 days ago, 24 Jan 17, 10:50pm -
  • SiriKit Now Available on watchOS 3.2
    Use APIs to integrate Siri’s natural language experience into your watchOS app. SiriKit supports apps for fitness, payments, rides, and messages so users can ask Siri to start a workout, send money, book a ride, and more. Learn more about SiriKit…
    - 30 days ago, 24 Jan 17, 10:50pm -
  • New Downloads Now Available
    New downloads are now available that you can use to test apps for the latest release of macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.macOS Sierra 10.12.3 (16D32)iOS 10.2.1 (14D27)watchOS 3.1.3 (14S960)tvOS 10.1.1 (14U712a)View all downloads.
    - 31 days ago, 23 Jan 17, 5:00pm -
  • Design Resources for iOS Apps Now Available
    Creating iOS apps is even easier with the updated Apple UI Design Resources. Use the latest Sketch and Photoshop templates and guides, color palettes, and the San Francisco typeface to quickly and accurately design iOS apps that integrate seamlessly…
    - 35 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 7:45pm -

Apple: Press Releases

  • Apple Park Opens to Employees in April
    CUPERTINO, California — February 22, 2017 — Apple® today announced that Apple Park, the company’s new 175-acre campus, will be ready for employees to begin occupying in April. The process of moving more than 12,000 people will take over six m…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Feb 17, 1:00pm -
  • WWDC, Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, returns to San Jose June 5-9, 2017
    CUPERTINO, California — February 16, 2017 — Apple® today announced its 28th annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) — hosting the world’s most talented developer community — will be held at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose.…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Feb 17, 1:30pm -
  • Apple Reports Record First Quarter Results
    CUPERTINO, California — January 31, 2017 — Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2017 first quarter ended December 31, 2016. The Company posted all-time record quarterly revenue of $78.4 billion and all-time record quarterly ea…
    - 23 days ago, 31 Jan 17, 9:30pm -
  • FY 17 First Quarter Results Conference Call
    WHAT: Apple® FY 17 First Quarter Results Conference CallWHERE: Via conference call. The dial-in numbers for press are (877) 406-0010 (toll-free) or (913) 312-0414. Please enter confirmation code 373736.WHEN: Tuesday, January 31, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. P…
    - 27 days ago, 27 Jan 17, 1:30pm -
  • GarageBand and Logic Pro X Music Apps Get Major Updates
    CUPERTINO, California — January 18, 2017 — Apple® today announced major updates to its music creation apps with exciting new features for music makers of all levels on iPhone®, iPad® and Mac®. GarageBand® for iOS 2.2 now features the po…
    - 36 days ago, 18 Jan 17, 6:00pm -
  • App Store Shatters Records on New Year’s Day
    CUPERTINO, California — January 5, 2017 — Apple® today announced that the App Store® welcomed 2017 with its busiest single day ever on New Year’s Day, capping a record-breaking holiday season and a year of unprecedented developer earnings and…
    - 49 days ago, 5 Jan 17, 1:30pm -
  • Apple Turns (RED) with More Ways than Ever to Join the Fight Against AIDS
    CUPERTINO, California — November 30, 2016 — In honor of World AIDS Day, Apple® is offering more ways than ever for customers to join (RED) in its mission to create an AIDS-free generation. Apple is the world’s largest corporate contributor…
    - 86 days ago, 30 Nov 16, 1:00pm -
  • Free Hour of Code Workshops December 5 through 11 at Every Apple Store
    CUPERTINO, California — November 17, 2016 — Apple® today opened registration for Hour of Code workshops at all 487 Apple retail stores worldwide, from December 5 through 11 in celebration of Computer Science Education Week. Among the most popul…
    - 98 days ago, 17 Nov 16, 3:00pm -

The Real Mac Genius

  • 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 -
  • Customizing Your Mac’s Trackpad
    Tapping the track pad in order to click has become a very popular way for selecting application or texts when using a Macintosh. Its popularity comes from the convinces factor of not having to press down completely on the trackpad every time. However…
    - 18 Oct 15, 1:00pm -

Apple: Support