• The best Prime Day Apple deals: Macs, iPads, AirPods, and more
    Amazon Prime Day is just around the corner and there are sure to be some great deals to be had on Apple products. But if you need a new Mac or iPad now, you don’t need to wait. Here are the best deals we can find and be sure to check back throughou…
    - 14 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 5:00pm -
  • Coming to Apple TV+: ‘Ted Lasso’ gets a season 2 trailer, premieres July 23
    Apple’s list of currently available content for Apple TV+ continues to grow, but there’s an even faster-growing list of projects in the works. Films, limited series, specials, and multi-season series, Apple’s got lots of irons in the fire for a…
    - 15 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 3:47pm -
  • Prime Day blowout: These M1 Macs are cheaper than they’ve ever been
    Deals on M1 Macs aren’t all that hard to come by, but Amazon’s Prime Day deals are way better than usual. We’re already seeing some colors and configurations sell out, so if you want one, we recommend grabbing it quickly. Just note, some prices…
    - 16 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 3:09pm -
  • Best Video Editor to Upgrade From iMovie
    Selecting a new editing software may seem like a daunting task. With countless choices, tiered packages and limited free trials, you may feel frustrated and overwhelmed even before you make the initial investment. Introducing PowerDirector for Mac Po…
    - 17 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 1:56pm -
  • If you want a pair of AirPods or AirPods Pro, they’ve never been cheaper
    We’ve recommended more AirPods deals than we can count over the past couple of years, but none are better than this one. Amazon has discounted the AirPods with Wired Charged case to $100 and the Airpods Pro to $190, both all-time low prices. These…
    - 17 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 1:42pm -
  • PSA: Don’t connect to this silly Wi-Fi network if you see it on your iPhone
    Every now and again someone spots a weird iPhone bug that blows up your phone with a random text message or video, and we have another one. Carl Schou on Twitter has discovered a very specific Wi-Fi network that will completely bork your phone’s al…
    - 17 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 1:15pm -
  • The best USB-C hubs for the iPad Pro and iPad Air
    Since the Liquid Retina redesign in 2018, Apple’s higher-end iPads have used the universal USB-C connector port rather than Apple’s own Lightning connector. You’ll find a USB-C port on the 11-inch iPad Pro (1st and 2nd gen) and 12.9-inch iPad P…
    - 21 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 10:00am -
  • Three upcoming Apple features that matter more than FaceTime and SharePlay
    With Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference firmly behind us, we’re taking our sweet time picking our way through everything coming to Apple’s platforms this fall. As usual, there were way more changes than Apple talked about onstage, and betw…
    - 21 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 10:00am -

TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Blog


  • Everything That's New in the iOS 15 FaceTime App: SharePlay, Android Support, Spatial Audio and More
    Apple in iOS 15 is making major changes to the FaceTime app, introducing a whole range of new features that turn ‌FaceTime‌ into the ultimate hub for interacting with friends, family, coworkers, and more.Our ‌FaceTime‌ guide outlines ev…
    - 10 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 8:55pm -
  • Apple TV App Offering Extended One-Month Paramount+ Trial Through June
    Apple today announced it is offering an extended one-month free trial for the Paramount+ streaming service to new users who subscribe within the Apple TV app through June 30, as spotted by The Mac Observer. The offer is valid in the U.S. only.P…
    - 12 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 6:23pm -
  • Official Ted Lasso Merch Now Available, Starting With $60 'Richmond' Jersey
    Building on the success of the series, Apple TV+'s "Ted Lasso" is now officially selling merchandise related to the show, including mugs, t-shirts, jerseys, and more.The new listings, spotted by 9to5Mac, including marketing from the team portra…
    - 14 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 5:00pm -
  • iCloud Users Continue to Be Plagued by Calendar Spam
    Despite previous attempts to put the situation at rest, some iCloud users continue to experience spam calendar invitations, causing their calendars to be filled with random events.The situation received widespread coverage in 2016, where Apple…
    - 15 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 3:51pm -
  • Amazon Prime Day: Apple's 64GB iPad Air Drops to New Low of $519.99 ($79 Off)
    In an ongoing effort to highlight the best Prime Day deals on Apple products, in this post we're spotlighting Amazon's current record low deal on the 2020 iPad Air. The 64GB Wi-Fi model of the iPad Air is available for $519.99, down from $599.00, and…
    - 15 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 3:45pm -
  • CARROT Weather Shares Humorous Unboxing of Apple Design Award
    As part of WWDC this month, Apple announced this year's winners of an Apple Design Award, which honors excellence in innovation, ingenuity, and technical achievement in app and game design. Among the recipients in 2021 was CARROT Weather, a popular a…
    - 15 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 3:39pm -
  • Classic Macintosh Re-Imagined in Modern Fan-Made Ad
    A Macintosh 128K fan has created a fun video that re-imagines the original Mac from 1984 in a modern-style advert.The project comes from motion designer Thibaut Crepelle, who outlined the creative process behind the video in a Behance post.…
    - 15 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 3:22pm -
  • Amazon Prime Day: Get AirPods for $119.00 and AirPods Pro for $189.99
    Amazon Prime Day is in full swing today, and earlier today we shared all of the best Apple deals you can find right now on Amazon. We're also putting the spotlight on a few of these record low sales in unique posts, and first up is AirPods.Note:…
    - 15 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 3:12pm -

Tidbits - Apple News

  • The Best Mac Site-Specific Browser for Google Docs
    If you’re a Mac user who wants to turn Google Docs into a standalone app using a site-specific browser, you have at least seven choices. However, as Adam Engst discovered, there’s a great deal of variability in the site-specific browser world, an…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jun 21, 8:04pm -
  • Ben Thompson Examines US Big Tech Legislation
    Confused by what’s involved with the recent bills proposed by lawmakers in the US House of Representatives aimed at curbing the power of Big Tech? Ben Thompson of Stratechery breaks down each bill and evaluates the impact on different companies, in…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jun 21, 7:09pm -
  • Apple Releases iOS 12.5.4 to Block Security Vulnerabilities in Older iOS Devices
    Apple has released what is essentially a security update for iOS 12 to address three security vulnerabilities, including two that are actively being exploited in the wild.
    - 7 days ago, 14 Jun 21, 8:56pm -
  • No Email Issue on 21 June 2021 for New Staff Onboarding
    We’re taking a brief break from building an email issue of TidBITS next week to make way for the latest addition to the Centers family, so look for the next issue in your mailbox on 28 June 2021.
    - 7 days ago, 14 Jun 21, 6:58pm -
  • GraphicConverter 11.5
    Brings a variety of improvements and bug features to the Swiss Army knife of graphics programs. ($39.95 new, free update, 260 MB, macOS 10.9+)
    - 8 days ago, 14 Jun 21, 12:25am -
  • RAW Power 3.3.2
    New Extended RAW feature adds support for cameras beyond those offered by Apple’s RAW engine. ($39.99 new, free update, 53.7 MB, macOS 10.14+)
    - 8 days ago, 14 Jun 21, 12:22am -
  • Bookends 13.5.5
    Restores direct downloading of PDFs from publishers that use ScienceDirect. ($59.99 new, free update, 97.8 MB, macOS 10.13+)
    - 8 days ago, 14 Jun 21, 12:16am -
  • MoneyWell 3.1.2
    Provides fixes to support USAA’s new Direct Connect method. ($60 new, free update, 13.9 MB, macOS 10.11+)
    - 8 days ago, 14 Jun 21, 12:14am -

Apple Developer News

  • Fine-tune your App Transport Security settings
    At Apple, we believe privacy is a fundamental human right. When people connect to a public Wi-Fi hotspot, they expect to use your app to send and receive data without worrying that someone in the vicinity could intercept their connection and gain acc…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Jun 21, 12:00pm -
  • Best of WWDC21
    While WWDC has come to a close, you can still explore the pavilions and check out some of the best sessions and challenges from the week. And to get you started, here are some of our favorites.WWDC21 Daily Recaps…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Jun 21, 12:00pm -
  • WWDC21 resources and survey
    Thank you to everyone who joined us for an amazing week. We hope you found value, connection, and fun. You can continue to:Watch sessions at any time.Review key newly announced technologies.View sample code from sessions.Post on the Apple Develop…
    - 11 days ago, 11 Jun 21, 11:00am -
  • Challenge: Create an engaging tutorial
    The DocC documentation compiler, available in Xcode 13, converts Markdown-based text into rich documentation for Swift frameworks and packages and displays it right in the Xcode documentation window. DocC also powers the interactive developer tutoria…
    - 11 days ago, 11 Jun 21, 5:00am -
  • WWDC21 Daily Digest: Day 5
    This is it! The final day of WWDC. (We can’t believe it, either.) Before we power down, however, we’ve got one more big day of events and activities for you.Relive the weekIt’s been a busy week — and we understand if you missed some of the ac…
    - 11 days ago, 11 Jun 21, 4:00am -
  • Challenge: VoiceOver Maze
    Can you escape from Castle Park using only VoiceOver? Challenge yourself to solve this puzzle while getting familiar with VoiceOver, an assistive technology for people who are blind and low-vision. VoiceOver is a screen reader that allows people who…
    - 11 days ago, 11 Jun 21, 1:00am -
  • Challenge: Prototype with SwiftUI
    While SwiftUI is a powerful framework, one of its key features is its simplicity. Designers with very little knowledge of code can easily create prototypes with human-readable syntax and interactive Xcode Previews. In this challenge, we invite you to…
    - 11 days ago, 11 Jun 21, 1:00am -
  • Take part in the WWDC21 Developer Survey
    Thank you to everyone who joined us for an amazing week. We’d love to know what you thought of this year’s conference. If you’d like to tell us about your experience, please complete the WWDC21 survey.Take part in the WWDC21 Developer Survey
    - 11 days ago, 11 Jun 21, 1:00am -

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 -