TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Blog

  • Ubisoft CEO lays out a plan to change the company's toxic culture
    A week after launching investigations into many claims of harassment and misconduct, Ubisoft’s CEO gave an update on what the company is doing to change things. In a letter posted on its website and emailed to employees, Yves Guillemot said “the…
    - 8 hours ago, 3 Jul 20, 1:30am -
  • Verizon adds free Disney+, Hulu streaming to some Fios packages
    Verizon (Engadget's parent company) has launched a new deal to try to entice people to its Fios service. Building on the Disney+ promotion the telecom announced last year, new customers can get up to 12 months of Hulu free when they subscribe to Ve…
    - 12 hours ago, 2 Jul 20, 10:13pm -
  • Amazon's Windows 10 Prime Video app brings offline viewing to PCs
    It's been a long wait, but Windows 10 users can finally download Amazon Prime Video to their computer. The UWP app’s most notable feature is that it allows you to download content for offline watching. That will be handy once it's safe to travel ag…
    - 13 hours ago, 2 Jul 20, 9:01pm -
  • Walmart is turning some of its parking lots into drive-in theaters
    Select Walmart parking lots around the US will soon be transformed into drive-in theaters, thanks to a partnership with the company behind the Tribeca Film Festival, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The “safe, socially distanced drive-in events…
    - 14 hours ago, 2 Jul 20, 8:15pm -
  • PlayStation is the latest to join the Facebook ad boycott
    Sony’s PlayStation brand is the latest to jump on board with other companies who have stopped running ads on Facebook and Instagram, reports PlayStation is joining a host of other brands who’ve stopped running ads on the platfo…
    - 14 hours ago, 2 Jul 20, 7:51pm -
  • BMW wants to sell subscriptions to in-car features
    In an expansion of its ConnectedDrive Store, BMW wants to give owners of its cars the option to access specific hardware and software features through a subscription (via Autoblog). BMW hasn't detailed exactly how the service will work, but the short…
    - 14 hours ago, 2 Jul 20, 7:37pm -
  • Flash games site Kongregate will stop accepting submissions on July 22nd
    If you played Flash-based games in the 2000s, you probably remember Kongregate, a website that hosted over 100,000 browser games. Developers of any experience level could upload their creations, and users could find a host of oddball options that you…
    - 15 hours ago, 2 Jul 20, 7:15pm -
  • 'Cyberpunk 2077' ditches its wall-running mechanic
    Cyberpunk 2077 will no longer have one of its more intriguing movement mechanics that have been showcased in demos over the last couple of years. CD Projekt Red says it has ditched the wall-running ability."[Wall-running] is something that we removed…
    - 16 hours ago, 2 Jul 20, 6:17pm -


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

  • How to start designing assets in Display P3
    An eye-catching icon or splash of color can focus attention and help people locate the right information inside your app. Consider designing those assets in the Display P3 color space: They’ll look richer and more vibrant on any device with a wide…
    - 17 hours ago, 2 Jul 20, 4:45pm -
  • Announcing the 2020 Apple Design Awards
    The Apple Design Awards celebrate innovation, ingenuity, design excellence, and outstanding technical achievement. A WWDC tradition, the ADAs highlight those who take thoughtful and creative approaches to their apps and games, giving people new ways…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Jun 20, 8:59am -
  • Changing the world, one Swift playground at a time
    Earlier this year, students from all around the world put their passion, ingenuity, and determination to work crafting Swift playground projects for the WWDC20 Swift Student Challenge. Students from 60 different countries and regions brought their ta…
    - 8 days ago, 25 Jun 20, 6:00pm -
  • Game Center updates now available.
    Now games with Game Center capabilities display a beautifully redesigned in-game dashboard on iOS, tvOS, and macOS. Users can see their achievements, leaderboards, and Game Center profiles directly in your game when you implement the new Access Point…
    - 8 days ago, 25 Jun 20, 3:18am -
  • Machine learning updates now available.
    New tools in Core ML enable secure, cloud-based model deployment and model encryption, Create ML offers new templates and training capabilities, and new APIs for Vision and Natural Language give your apps more power. You can also work with third-part…
    - 8 days ago, 25 Jun 20, 2:37am -
  • Augmented reality updates now available.
    ARKit 4 introduces brand-new features that make the AR experiences in your apps even more lifelike. You can now access even more precise distance information gathered by the LiDAR Scanner on iPad Pro using Depth API, place AR experiences at a specifi…
    - 8 days ago, 25 Jun 20, 2:34am -
  • Refund notifications for all in-app purchases now available.
    App Store server notifications now include refund notifications for all types of in-app purchases, including consumables, non-consumables, and non-renewing subscriptions. You can use this information to take action in response, let the user know of a…
    - 8 days ago, 25 Jun 20, 2:20am -
  • Introducing Teams for Feedback Assistant.
    You can now view and respond to feedback filed by your team members if you’re part of an organization in the Apple Developer Program, the Apple Developer Enterprise Program, Apple School Manager, or Apple Business Manager. And you’ll still have a…
    - 8 days ago, 25 Jun 20, 2:09am -

Apple: Press Releases

  • Apple honors eight developers with annual Apple Design Awards
    Winners are recognized for outstanding app design, innovation, ingenuity, and technical achievement<br/><br/>Peter Nguyen,Apple, ,(669) 276-2520<br/>Apple Media Helpline,,(408) 974-2042<br/>
    - 4 days ago, 29 Jun 20, 12:58pm -
  • WWDC20 highlights

    - 10 days ago, 23 Jun 20, 4:02am -
  • Apple reveals new developer technologies to foster the next generation of apps
    Powerful APIs enable developers to create all-new app experiences<br/>Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple T…
    - 10 days ago, 22 Jun 20, 10:30pm -
  • 13 new innovative technologies and features unveiled at WWDC20
    From macOS Big Sur to iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, and tvOS 14, here are the biggest features announced at WWDC20.<br/><br/>Alex Kirschner,Apple, ,(408) 974-2479 <br/>Bill Evans,Apple,,(408) 974-0610<br/>Apple…
    - 11 days ago, 22 Jun 20, 6:51pm -
  • Apple announces Mac transition to Apple silicon
    Developers can start building apps today and first system ships by year’s end, beginning a two-year transition<br/>Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation w…
    - 11 days ago, 22 Jun 20, 6:48pm -
  • Apple introduces macOS Big Sur with a beautiful new design
    macOS Big Sur includes the biggest Safari update ever and powerful enhancements to Messages, Maps, and privacy<br/>Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation wit…
    - 11 days ago, 22 Jun 20, 6:28pm -
  • iPadOS 14 introduces new features designed specifically for iPad
    Made-for-iPad app designs, streamlined system interactions with compact UIs for Siri, Search, and calls, powerful new handwriting features with Apple Pencil, and more<br/>Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh…
    - 11 days ago, 22 Jun 20, 6:11pm -
  • Apple reimagines the iPhone experience with iOS 14
    iOS 14 introduces new ways to customize the Home Screen, discover and use apps with App Clips, and stay connected in Messages<br/>Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in…
    - 11 days ago, 22 Jun 20, 6:09pm -

The Real Mac Genius

  • How To: Change Your IP Address on the iPhone
    Ever run into Wi-Fi issues on your iPhone? Changing the IP Address on an iPhone is often a way to fix your Wi-Fi. Note: this will only work depending on the configuration of DHCP setup of the wireless router On your iPhone, open the Settings app and…
    - 19 Feb 20, 2:00pm -
  • 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 cr…
    - 28 Dec 19, 8:11pm -
  • 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 Nov 19, 8:01pm -
  • Keyboard shortcuts for the Mac Genius!
    Most of us know about shortcuts. If you have ever copied something by clicking the Command button and the C button, you know that shortcuts can be a very quick and efficient way of working. You should take advantage of the different shortcuts incorpo…
    - 26 Aug 19, 1:00pm -
  • How To: Take Audio Tracks Out of Videos with GarageBand
    Taking the audio out of a video is very easy when using GarageBand. You can even add the audio clip to iTunes and listen to it on your iPhone. The first step is selecting your .m4v file and dragging it into GarageBand. Then GarageBand will create a M…
    - 24 Jul 19, 1:00pm -
  • How to: Mount an ISO on Mac

    - 23 Mar 19, 4:56am -
  • The Basics and More: Terminal
      Basics             Terminal to most people seems very complex, but there are ways that the average Joe can have fun on it too.  Simple commands like “man” which is used as a manual are easy to do. The basic way to type something in…
    - 14 Sep 18, 1:00pm -
  • How To: Securely Delete Your Trash
    When you have private content that you do not want people to ever be able to access, Secure Empty Trash is the best way to do it. There are two ways to do it. The first way is to be in Finder, then click on the Finder menu option in the top left, a…
    - 6 Feb 18, 2:00pm -