• Macworld's November digital magazine: Apple Watch SE reviewed
    Every day, Macworld brings you the essential daily news and other info about all things Apple. But staying on top of that torrent of information can be a constant challenge. One solution: the Macworld digital magazine. In the November issueIn…
    - 8 hours ago, 20 Oct 20, 11:18pm -
  • Apple releases iOS 14.1 with support for iPhone 12, 10-bit HDR, and bug fixes
    Apple has release iOS 14.1, a sort of intermediary release between the big iOS 14 release a month ago, and the iOS 14.2 release currently in beta testing. This iOS version didn’t go through the normal public beta testing process, but it also doe…
    - 9 hours ago, 20 Oct 20, 9:34pm -
  • Will it stick? We tested Apple’s new MagSafe charger on everything but the iPhone 12
    We ordered new iPhone 12s last Friday and we still have to wait until they arrive, but the MagSafe Charger arrived early. So while we wait for our phones to arrive, we decided to test it out on, well, anything we could find.The results were a lit…
    - 10 hours ago, 20 Oct 20, 9:00pm -
  • iOS 14.2: Apple releases third beta to developers
    Apple has already released a beta of iOS 14.2, making it available to developers just one day after the public release of iOS 14 and then to public testers just a few days later. In addition to iOS and iPadOS 14.2, Apple made beta versions of tvOS…
    - 11 hours ago, 20 Oct 20, 8:19pm -
  • Apple releases HomePod software update 14.1 with Intercom and other enhancements
    Apple has released an update to its HomePod software. Version 14.1 adds support for the upcoming HomePod mini as well as the new Intercom feature for all HomePods and a handful of Siri enhancements.Release notesThe full release notes for HomePod…
    - 12 hours ago, 20 Oct 20, 7:18pm -
  • HomePod: What you need to know about Apple's smart speaker lineup
    Apple’s HomePod (originally rumored to be called Siri Speaker) is a smart speaker with Wi-Fi capabilities intended to compete against Amazon Echo devices and Google Home—although it’s more expensive. Revealed during Apple’s 2017 WWDC…
    - 12 hours ago, 20 Oct 20, 6:50pm -
  • Apple Music TV launches quietly, streaming curated music videos and more 24/7
    Without so much as a press release, Apple has unveiled a new 24-hour-a-day music video channel. Simply called “Apple Music TV,” the service currently streams nothing but one music video after another, all day, every day.You’ll find Apple Mus…
    - 13 hours ago, 20 Oct 20, 6:09pm -
  • DOJ sues Google: Let's break down the government's case
    The U.S. Department of Justice and several states have sued Google, alleging that the search provider uses its dominant position on the desktop and on mobile to preserve its market share to the detriment of competitors.
    - 13 hours ago, 20 Oct 20, 5:36pm -

TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Blog

  • 'Pokémon Go' gets AR Mapping tasks to enable more realistic effects
    Pokémon Go players may see a new tag marking some PokéStops next time they check the app. Niantic has officially launched AR Mapping tasks for level 20 Trainers and up, almost five months after the company announced that it’s launching the featur…
    - 2 hours ago, 21 Oct 20, 5:03am -
  • Quibi chairman reportedly looked into selling its content library
    Not sure about whether or not Quibi will make it? The mobile-first video service with its “quick bites” content approach and Turnstyle technology for portrait or landscape viewing has failed to make much of an impact on viewers this year. Execs b…
    - 3 hours ago, 21 Oct 20, 3:38am -
  • GMC's 1000HP Hummer EV is an 'all-electric supertruck'
    During a livestream Tuesday coinciding with the start of the first game of the World Series, GMC executives took to a virtual stage and unveiled the first new Hummer model in more than a decade and the first ever to sport an electric power plant. Plu…
    - 7 hours ago, 21 Oct 20, 12:13am -
  • AOC's 'Among Us' Twitch stream peaked at over 435,000 viewers
    About a year ago the campaign for Donald Trump joined Twitch to push promotional live streams, and tonight, US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will host her first stream on the service. Trump’s foray into Twitch streaming was curious after…
    - 7 hours ago, 20 Oct 20, 11:47pm -
  • Ford will use its Escape SUV to power a self-driving car service
    With the unveiling of its latest autonomous test vehicle, Ford believes it’s one step closer to offering a commercial self-driving car service (via NBC News). In a new Medium post, the automaker detailed its fourth-generation autonomous test vehicl…
    - 8 hours ago, 20 Oct 20, 10:38pm -
  • NASA's OSIRIS-REx successfully collected bits of an orbiting asteroid
    NASA made history on Tuesday afternoon as its OSIRIS-REx spacecraft successfully “tagged” the asteroid, 101955 Bennu, and in doing so collected a small sample of regolith from the passing celestial body’s surface. This marks the first time that…
    - 9 hours ago, 20 Oct 20, 10:15pm -
  • One-time Foursquare competitor Gowalla is coming back as an AR app
    We’ll forgive you if you don’t remember Gowalla. It was a short-lived Fourspace competitor Facebook acquired in 2011 for a modest $3 million. Well, it turns out Gowalla is coming back as a social app with an augmented reality twist thanks to the…
    - 10 hours ago, 20 Oct 20, 9:20pm -
  • Snap is adding new users and growing its ad business during the pandemic
    While the coronavirus pandemic has hit the ad industry hard, Snap seems to be navigating it just fine. Snapchat app added 11 million new users, according to its third-quarter earnings report, bringing its total daily active users up to 249 million. M…
    - 10 hours ago, 20 Oct 20, 9:05pm -


  • U.S. Government Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google for Search Engine Dominance
    The United States Justice Department today filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google, claiming the Mountain View-based company has used anticompetitive and exclusionary practices in the search and advertising markets to maintain an unlawful monopoly.…
    - 8 hours ago, 20 Oct 20, 10:36pm -
  • Amazon's Luna Gaming Service Available on Mac and iOS as Part of Early Access Rollout
    Amazon today announced that its Luna cloud-based gaming service is available in the United States as part of an early access test, with Luna able to be used on Macs, PCs, Fire TV, and iOS devices through web apps.Amazon is not able to develop a…
    - 9 hours ago, 20 Oct 20, 9:51pm -
  • Hands-On With Apple's iPhone 12 and 12 Pro MagSafe Cases
    Apple's iPhone 12 and 12 Pro are launching this Friday, and ahead of that release date, Apple is shipping out various accessories like the MagSafe charger and MagSafe cases. Yesterday we took a look at the MagSafe charger, and today our MagSafe case…
    - 10 hours ago, 20 Oct 20, 8:33pm -
  • Apple Releases Fourth Betas of iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 to Developers
    Apple today seeded the fourth betas of upcoming iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 updates to developers, one week after seeding the third betas and a month after releasing the iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 updates.iOS and iPadOS 14.2 can be downloaded through th…
    - 11 hours ago, 20 Oct 20, 8:10pm -
  • Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of tvOS 14.2 Update to Developers
    Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming tvOS 14.2 update to developers for testing purposes, a week after seeding the third beta and more than a month after releasing the tvOS 14 update.Designed for the fourth and fifth-generation App…
    - 11 hours ago, 20 Oct 20, 8:08pm -
  • iPhone 12 and 12 Pro Models in Europe Have Regulatory Symbols Engraved on Side
    Apple's iPhone 12 and 12 Pro have no visible regulatory symbols in the United States, as the U.S. allows this information to be relegated to the Settings app on the devices thanks to the E-Label Act passed in 2014.That's not the case in Europe,…
    - 12 hours ago, 20 Oct 20, 7:08pm -
  • Gold Version of iPhone 12 Pro Apparently Has a More Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel Frame
    iPhone 12 Pro reviews hit the web today, and one of the more interesting tidbits came from TechCrunch's Matthew Panzarino, who revealed that the Gold version of the device apparently has a more fingerprint resistant coating applied to the stainless s…
    - 12 hours ago, 20 Oct 20, 6:56pm -
  • Redesigned Apple Maps Expanding to Canada Soon
    Apple is planning to expand its redesigned Apple Maps app to Canada, and is publicly testing the new map options in the country. The Canadian expansion comes 10 months after Apple completed the rollout of the revamped app in the United States.Red…
    - 13 hours ago, 20 Oct 20, 6:10pm -

Tidbits - Apple News

  • Apple Releases iOS 14.1, iPadOS 14.1, HomePod Software 14.1, and tvOS 14.0.2
    Apple has released iOS 14.1, iPadOS 14.1, and HomePod Software 14.1, with the first two adding support for playing and editing HDR video and the HomePod update adding the new Intercom feature.
    - 6 hours ago, 21 Oct 20, 12:41am -
  • I Hope You Have Broadband, Charlie Brown!
    Apple is now the exclusive home of the Peanuts holiday specials, and will stream them for free for a limited time, no account required.Read original article
    - 12 hours ago, 20 Oct 20, 7:08pm -
  • US Justice Department Files Antitrust Suit Against Google
    The US Justice Department has launched an antitrust lawsuit against Google. In a rarity for 2020, the lawsuit has broad bipartisan support.Read original article
    - 15 hours ago, 20 Oct 20, 3:49pm -
  • Coda 2.7.6
    Brings Dark mode improvements and bug fixes to the Web site development tool. ($99 new, free update, 68.6 MB, macOS 10.13+)
    - 1 day ago, 19 Oct 20, 8:40pm -
  • Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.22
    Addresses an issue that prevented the drive-cloning and backup utility from accessing a new Apple data store introduced in macOS 10.15.7 Catalina. ($39.99 new, free update, 14.7 MB, macOS 10.10+)
    - 1 day ago, 19 Oct 20, 8:36pm -
  • BBEdit 13.5 Offers Mid-Cycle Efficiency Improvements
    The latest version of the powerful text editor from Bare Bones Software offers a wide variety of new features, refinements, and bug fixes. Adam Engst explores a few of the most notable.
    - 1 day ago, 19 Oct 20, 7:17pm -
  • Yojimbo 4.5.1
    Maintenance update with a variety of enhancements and fixes for the information organizer. ($30 new, free update, 7.9 MB, macOS 10.13.6+)
    - 4 days ago, 16 Oct 20, 8:07pm -
  • Microsoft Teams 1.3
    Adds the capability to view meeting details from your calendar without opening the meeting. (Free, 92.9 MB, macOS 10.11+)
    - 4 days ago, 16 Oct 20, 8:04pm -

Apple Developer News

  • Apple Entrepreneur Camp applications open for Black founders and developers
    Apple Entrepreneur Camp supports underrepresented founders and developers as they build the next generation of cutting-edge apps and helps form a global network that encourages the pipeline and longevity of these entrepreneurs in technology. Applicat…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Oct 20, 9:17pm -
  • Offer your apps for pre-order even earlier
    Now you can let customers pre-order your app up to 180 days before it’s released for download on the App Store. Take advantage of this longer lead time to build more excitement for your app’s features, services, and content, and to encourage mor…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Oct 20, 11:58pm -
  • Build AR experiences for iPhone and iPad
    Discover how you can create unparalleled augmented reality experiences within your apps and games on iOS and iPadOS. We’ll show you how to work with powerful frameworks like ARKit and RealityKit, bring your AR scenes to life with creative tools lik…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Oct 20, 3:00pm -
  • Updated APNs provider API deadline
    The HTTP/2-based Apple Push Notification service (APNs) provider API lets you take advantage of great features, such as authentication with a JSON Web Token, improved error messaging, and per-notification feedback. If you send push notifications with…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Oct 20, 9:36pm -
  • Deadline extended for app updates using UIWebView
    Apple designed WKWebView in 2014 to ensure that you can integrate web content into your app quickly, securely, and consistently across iOS and macOS. Since then, we’ve recommended that you adopt WKWebView instead of UIWebView and WebView — both o…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Oct 20, 7:32pm -
  • Apple Developer app updates for the United Kingdom and Ireland
    Now it’s simpler than ever for developers based in the United Kingdom and Ireland to enroll in the Apple Developer Program. The Apple Developer app now supports enrollment in these regions, allowing developers to start and finish their membershi…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Oct 20, 6:54pm -
  • New subscription server notifications available to test
    App Store server notifications provide real-time updates on a subscriber’s status, so you can create customized user experiences. The following new notifications are now available in the App Store sandbox environment and you can use them in produc…
    - 13 days ago, 8 Oct 20, 6:48pm -
  • Should I use WKWebView or SFSafariViewController for web views in my app?
    Whether your app needs to provide a full web browsing experience, display richly-styled content, or incorporate external websites without taking people out of your app, you can make the experience smooth and seamless by choosing the right API.You ca…
    - 13 days ago, 8 Oct 20, 4:00pm -

Apple: Press Releases

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 -