TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Blog

  • Congressional internet privacy bill would counter FCC rollbacks
    The US House of Representatives may have voted to roll back the FCC's privacy rules and let internet providers sell your browser history without your explicit permission, but there's a proper replacement waiting in the wings... maybe. Tennessee Repre…
    - 13 mins ago, 24 May 17, 11:03pm -
  • Google Photos adds an archive button to declutter your stream
    Google Photos has been gently nudging users to store and share more on its service lately. Earlier this month, the Photos team unveiled some AI-powered sharing suggestions and a Google Lens integration that will make its image recognitions even smart…
    - 1 hour ago, 24 May 17, 10:14pm -
  • Sensor-embedded plastic wrap makes brain surgery safer
    It almost goes without saying that brain surgery requires extreme precision, but there hasn't been much advancement in brain mapping techniques for the past two decades. What good is a breakthrough procedure if you're still using bulky, imprecise 199…
    - 1 hour ago, 24 May 17, 9:48pm -
  • Bacteria open vents in this shirt when you sweat
    Fashion and tech are teaming up yet again. Engineers at MIT have designed a workout suit that responds to your body heat, according to a study published last week in Science Advances. The clothing, made from latex, is covered with thumbnail- to finge…
    - 2 hours ago, 24 May 17, 9:04pm -
  • NASA probe on a fast track to reach metallic asteroid
    While NASA's plans to put humans on Mars have suffered recent setbacks, its unmanned robotic programs are achieving milestones on a daily basis. Earlier this year, NASA announced that it had approved a mission, Psyche, to the asteroid belt. Today, th…
    - 3 hours ago, 24 May 17, 8:42pm -
  • Twitter's live 360-degree videos arrive on Apple TV
    Twitter launched its very first streaming app on Apple TV last year with the promise of Thursday Night Football and live sports. Now it's expanding its television repertoire with even more live content: 360-degree videos. The social media company jus…
    - 3 hours ago, 24 May 17, 8:20pm -
  • Attackers can use video subtitles to hijack your devices
    Be careful before you fire up media player software to play that foreign-language movie -- it might be a way for intruders to compromise your system. Check Point researchers have discovered an exploit that uses maliciously crafted subtitles to take c…
    - 3 hours ago, 24 May 17, 8:01pm -
  • Ellen coyly hints at return to standup with Netflix special
    It's been over 15 years since Ellen DeGeneres took the stage for a proper stand-up special. With a smash hit daytime talk show, a record-setting Twitter account and bonafide American treasure status, DeGeneres doesn't exactly need the exposure of ano…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 May 17, 7:38pm -


Tidbits - Apple News

  • External Link: Supreme Court Decision Deals a Blow to Patent Trolls
    Since the 1990s, the Eastern District of Texas has been the preferred hunting ground for patent trolls. Judges in that district have been friendly to those who hold patents they never intend to use outside of litigation, so nearly 45 percent of paten…
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 17, 6:55pm -
  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 22 May 2017
    Notable software releases this week include OmniOutliner Essentials and Pro 5.0.4, TextExpander 6.2.1, Things 3.0.2, Microsoft Office 2016 15.34 and Office 2011 14.7.4, Mellel 3.5.3, KeyCue 8.4, Airfoil 5.6, iTunes 12.6.1, Safari 10.1.1, and Security…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 17, 9:35pm -
  • ExtraBITS for 22 May 2017
    In ExtraBITS this week, Apple has spent $200 million to buy a company whose engineering skills could improve Siri, Panic’s source code was stolen as a result of the HandBrake-carried malware, HomeKit support may be coming to Belkin’s Wemo line of…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 17, 9:35pm -
  • Google Aims to Attract Apple Users with Google I/O Announcements
    At its Google I/O conference last week, the Mountain View tech giant again unleashed a torrent of product and service announcements. These, as usual, had more than a little relevance for Apple users. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest cont…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 17, 4:56pm -
  • Never Be Late or Forget a Task Again with “Take Control of Calendar and Reminders”
    You know that Apple’s built-in Calendar and Reminders apps can help you manage your schedule and to-do list. But there’s often a gap between theory and reality, so we’ll share a few key troubleshooting tips in this excerpt from Scholle McFarlan…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 17, 4:26pm -
  • External Link: Apple Spends $200 Million on Lattice Data to Improve Siri
    Apple’s Siri was the first voice-driven assistant of its kind on the market, but in some ways, it is being overshadowed by Amazon’s Alexa, Google’s Assistant, and Microsoft’s Cortana. To boost Siri's capabilities, Apple has acquired artificia…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 17, 12:50pm -
  • OmniOutliner Essentials and Pro 5.0.4
    Refines the recently upgraded outlining and information organization apps. ($9.99/59.99 new, free update, 26.9 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS fee…
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 17, 9:58am -
  • TextExpander 6.2.1
    Maintenance release provides a smattering of bug fixes. ($40 annual subscription, free update, 6.4 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help supp…
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 17, 2:39am -

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

  • Apple Pay Has Expanded to Italy
    You can now support Apple Pay for your customers in Italy, providing an easy and secure way for them to pay within your apps and websites with a single touch.Learn more about Apple Pay.
    - 7 days ago, 17 May 17, 3:30pm -
  • New Beyond WWDC Events Added
    In addition to WWDC, a variety of other exciting developer events will take place throughout the week in San Jose — and more have just been added. You can connect with a talented, international developer community, whether you’re attending the co…
    - 8 days ago, 16 May 17, 5:00pm -
  • New Downloads Now Available
    Test your apps with the latest release of macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.macOS Sierra 10.12.6 (16G8c)iOS 10.3.3 (14G5028a)watchOS 3.2.3 (14V5726a)tvOS 10.2.2 (14W5726a)View all downloads.
    - 8 days ago, 16 May 17, 5:00pm -
  • New Downloads Now Available
    Test your apps with the latest release of macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.macOS Sierra 10.12.5 (16F73)iOS 10.3.2 (14F89 | 14F90)watchOS 3.2.2 (14V485)tvOS 10.2.1 (14W585a)View all downloads.
    - 9 days ago, 15 May 17, 5:00pm -
  • App Store Sources and App Referrer Data Now Available
    App Analytics in iTunes Connect now provides insight on where customers discover your app, including App Store browsing and search, within other apps, or on the web. With key metrics based on source types, you can see your top referring apps and webs…
    - 21 days ago, 3 May 17, 10:49pm -
  • 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.
    - 34 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…
    - 35 days ago, 19 Apr 17, 11:30pm -
  • 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…
    - 43 days ago, 11 Apr 17, 8:40pm -

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…
    - 70 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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