• The next Apple Silicon Macs may be a reboot of the G4 Cube and colorful iMac G3
    We already expect 2021 is going to be an exciting year for the Mac, with even faster chips, new 14- and 16-inch MacBooks, and redesigned iMacs on the way. But a new rumor suggests Apple may be looking to some of its most popular Mac products for i…
    - 17 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 5:27pm -
  • Your new Mac's speedy SSD might not last as long as it should
    If you have a new Mac, you probably think it's going to last for years and years, but some new troubling data suggests that might not be the case. More than a few users are reporting that SSDs on new M1 and Intel Macs are possibly being overused…
    - 18 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 3:42pm -
  • What Apple Music can do to catch up with Spotify
    Apple ignited the legal music-download revolution with iTunes, led again by dropping copy-protecting DRM from its music downloads, and in 2007 led a major upgrade in digital-music quality with the launch of iTunes Plus.But more than a decade later…
    - 22 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 12:00pm -
  • Roon 1.8 review: An unparalleled service for critical listening and music exploration
    The barrier to entry can be steep, but the reward is oh so worth the investment.
    - 22 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 12:00pm -
  • Five great iPhone weather apps you should try
    We spend hours a day in messaging and social media apps, and probably no more than a few minutes in a weather app. Nonetheless, a good weather app is one of the most important apps on our iPhones. It’s how we know when to wear a heavier jacket o…
    - 23 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 11:00am -
  • Apple Pay FAQ: Apple Pay is now available in Mexico
    Apple Pay—the company’s flagship mobile payment platform—has grown at a breathtaking rate since its introduction in 2015. Apple Pay transactions continue to rise, and more banks, retailers, and countries continue to join. You can use Apple…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Feb 21, 6:01pm -
  • Fitbit teams with Deepak Chopra to bolster its Premium membership
    Fitbit users have long used their devices to track their steps, heart rate, and blood-oxygen levels, but a new feature for Premium subscribers isn’t about your body at all. Fitbit has announced a partnership with Deepak Chopra to bring mindfulne…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Feb 21, 2:55pm -
  • Once in a blue moon: Facebook is actually right about something
    There are few things the Macalope hates more than Facebook.Hoof in mouth disease. Showing up to a technology mascots reunion and finding Clippy is already drunk. Just Clippy in general. But high on that list is Facebook.At least partly because Fa…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Feb 21, 12:00pm -

TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Blog

  • Australian Parliament passes law that requires Google, Facebook to pay for news
    The Australian law that makes it mandatory for companies like Google and Facebook to pay for news they use is ready to be enforced. Australia's Parliament has passed the final amendments to the News Media Bargaining Code, and according to AP, the…
    - 4 hours ago, 25 Feb 21, 6:21am -
  • 'Cyberpunk 2077' patch delayed as developers reportedly can't access their VPN
    Earlier today, CD Projekt Red announced that the second major patch for Cyberpunk 2077 will be delayed until late March, and it cited a recent ransomware attack as well as the patch's extensive scope as reasons why. The company didn't go into…
    - 6 hours ago, 25 Feb 21, 3:47am -
  • Nickelodeon builds on Aang's adventures with Avatar Studios project
    Fans of award-winning animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender and its sequel, The Legend of Korra, are in for a treat. ViacomCBS execs announced on Wednesday that its subsidiary, Nickelodeon, will launch a new production studio dedicated to expand…
    - 10 hours ago, 25 Feb 21, 12:06am -
  • 'Star Trek: Prodigy' will debut on Paramount+ before airing on Nickelodeon
    When CBS first shared details on Star Trek: Prodigy last year, it should it would premiere on Nickelodeon. That’s no longer the case. The computer-animated series for kids will now instead debut on Paramount+ later this year. Only once it completes…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 11:34pm -
  • Paramount+ snags long-awaited 'Halo' TV series from Showtime
    First announced all the way back in 2013, the highly anticipated Halo television series, based on the megahit Xbox game franchise is finally set to premiere in the first quarter of 2022. But don't go signing up for a Showtime subscription just ye…
    - 11 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 11:06pm -
  • Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile spent $78 billion on C-band spectrum for 5G
    The Federal Communications Commission has shared the results of its long-awaited C-band spectrum auction. A company called Cellco Partnership, better known as Verizon (Engadget's parent company), came away from the proceedings the clear winner. I…
    - 11 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 10:55pm -
  • Paramount+ will cost $5 per month with ads, or $10 without
    On March 4th, ViacomCBS will transform CBS All Access into Paramount+, but first it's telling investors all the details about its new streaming plans, similar to events we saw before Disney, HBO and Comcast all launched their respective internet.…
    - 11 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 10:42pm -
  • AMD will announce its next Radeon RX 6000 GPU on March 3rd
    Excited to learn about more GPUs you probably won’t be able to buy anytime soon? Us too. And thankfully AMD is about to oblige. After promising at CES it had more desktop GPUs on the way for the first half of the year, the company announced today i…
    - 13 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 8:51pm -


  • Valve Ordered to Give Apple Information on 436 Steam Games As Part of Epic Games Legal Case
    Valve, the makers behind popular game distribution platform Steam, will be forced to hand over aggregate historical sales, price, and other information on 436 games hosted on the store to Apple, as part of the Apple vs. Epic Games antitrust case.…
    - 11 mins ago, 25 Feb 21, 9:50am -
  • Paramount+ Channel to Cost $9.99 a Month Ad-Free or $4.99 With Ads
    Paramount+, the CBS All Access streaming service rebrand that launches March 4, will cost $4.99 per month with ads in the U.S. (less than the $5.99 charged for CBS All Access), or $9.99 without ads and with additional sports, news and live TV content…
    - 31 mins ago, 25 Feb 21, 9:30am -
  • Belkin Designing 'Soundform Connect' Adapter to Add AirPlay 2 to Speakers
    Belkin appears to be working on a new "Belkin Soundform Connect" adapter that will connect to a standard speaker to add AirPlay 2 capabilities.The adapter was found in FCC filings by Janko Roettgers (via 9to5Mac), and it looks like it will be p…
    - 10 hours ago, 25 Feb 21, 12:11am -
  • Hands-On With Bose's 'Tenor' Audio Sunglasses
    Bluetooth-enabled audio sunglasses have been trending lately, and Bose recently came out with the Frames Tenor, a set of high-end sunglasses that connect to your iPhone over Bluetooth, allowing you to listen to music without needing to bother with he…
    - 16 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 6:13pm -
  • Apple Pay Launch Appears Imminent in Israel
    Apple Pay is likely a few days to a few weeks away from launching in Israel, according to local website The Verifier.The report notes that Israeli mobile banking service Pepper recently updated its iPhone app, with the release notes for the lat…
    - 17 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 4:52pm -
  • iPhone 13 Lineup Expected to Use Qualcomm's Snapdragon X60 Modem With Several 5G Improvements
    Apple's next-generation iPhone 13 lineup will use Qualcomm's Snapdragon X60 5G modem, with Samsung to handle manufacturing of the chip, according to DigiTimes.Built on a 5nm process, the X60 packs higher power efficiency into a smaller footprin…
    - 18 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 4:10pm -
  • Prosser: 2021 iMac to Come in Five Colors, Apple Silicon Mac Pro to Resemble 'Stacked' Mac Minis
    Hit-and-miss leaker Jon Prosser has today alleged that the upcoming 2021 iMac models will offer five color options, mirroring the colors of the fourth-generation iPad Air, and revealed a number of additional details about the Mac Pro with Apple Silic…
    - 19 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 3:26pm -
  • Today Marks Steve Jobs' 66th Birthday as MacRumors Turns 21
    Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs was born on February 24, 1955, and if he was still alive, today would mark his 66th birthday. Jobs founded Apple alongside Steve Wozniak in 1976, producing the very first Apple computers, but he also s…
    - 20 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 2:14pm -

Tidbits - Apple News

  • The Role of Bootable Duplicates in a Modern Backup Strategy
    macOS 11 Big Sur has thrown a cryptographically signed monkey wrench into the inner workings of backup apps that make bootable duplicates. There are now workarounds, and Apple promises to fix the necessary underlying tool, but Adam Engst suggests tha…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Feb 21, 7:53pm -
  • CES 2021: 4K Picture Frames, Another iPad Dock, Talking Dog Collars, and Lots of Smart Glasses
    Jeff Porten closes his CES 2021 coverage with a first-ever deep dive into the annual Innovation Awards given out by the Consumer Technology Association. The range is impressive, but which of these products would you actually use?
    - 3 days ago, 22 Feb 21, 8:29pm -
  • Brave 1.20.108
    Fixes a DNS leak regression in Tor private browsing windows. (Free, 106 MB, macOS 10.11+)
    - 3 days ago, 22 Feb 21, 4:29pm -
  • Microsoft Office for Mac 16.46
    Monthly maintenance update for the productivity suite enables government customers to apply sensitivity labels. ($149.99 new for one-time purchase, $99.99/$69.99 annual subscription options, free update)
    - 3 days ago, 22 Feb 21, 4:22pm -
  • OmniOutliner Essentials and Pro 5.8.2
    Brings automation improvements to the Pro edition of the outlining and information organization app. ($9.99/59.99 new, free update, 40.5 MB, macOS 10.14+)
    - 3 days ago, 22 Feb 21, 4:16pm -
  • OmniFocus 3.11.4
    Brings automation improvements to the Pro edition of the task management app, plus bug fixes for both Standard and Pro editions. ($39.99 new, free update, 70.7 MB, macOS 10.14+)
    - 3 days ago, 22 Feb 21, 4:04pm -
  • EagleFiler 1.9.3
    Improves importing of Web pages from various publications and optimizes performance when importing large numbers of small files. ($40 new, free update, 32 MB, macOS 10.12+)
    - 3 days ago, 22 Feb 21, 3:51pm -
  • Malwarebytes Reports on the State of Mac Malware in 2020
    Malwarebytes Labs has published its annual report on the state of malware in the computer industry, with a section focusing on the Mac. The good news is that the number of malware detections is down 38% and very little detected Mac malware is dangero…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Feb 21, 12:03am -

Apple Developer News

  • IMDF now recognized as Global Community Standard
    Indoor Mapping Data Format (IMDF) lets you present your users with fully-customized indoor maps of venues around the world, such as stadiums, airports, and campuses — all under the security and privacy controls of the property owner. Developed by A…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Feb 21, 7:21pm -
  • Additional guidance available for App Store privacy labels
    Additional details have been published on completing your App Store privacy labels, including more information about data types, such as email or text messages, and gameplay content. You’ll also find more information about data collected in web vie…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Feb 21, 5:11pm -
  • App Analytics now includes App Clip data
    You can now view important details about your App Clips, such as the number of installations, sessions, and crashes. You can also see how users found your App Clips — for example, through an App Clip Code, Maps, or an external referral. App Clip da…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Feb 21, 2:22am -
  • Apple Entrepreneur Camp applications open for female 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…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Feb 21, 12:24am -
  • Submitting health pass apps
    With the recent release of COVID-19 vaccines, we’ve seen an increase in apps that generate health passes used to enter buildings and access in-person services based on testing and vaccination records. To ensure these apps responsibly handle sensiti…
    - 9 days ago, 16 Feb 21, 6:31pm -
  • New features available on the Apple Developer Forums
    The Apple Developer Forums are a great place to connect with fellow developers and Apple engineers as you give and receive help on development topics. And now, it’s easier to find and keep track of content you’re interested in. Take advantage of…
    - 12 days ago, 13 Feb 21, 2:01am -
  • Developer Spotlight: WaterMinder
    Staying hydrated is like eating your vegetables: You know it’s a good idea, and you probably don’t do it enough. If that sounds like you, WaterMinder is your solution. The app makes it easy to track how much water you’ve consumed with a playfu…
    - 13 days ago, 12 Feb 21, 1:00pm -
  • Apple Push Notification service server certificate update
    On March 29, 2021, token and certificate-based HTTP/2 connections to the Apple Push Notification service must incorporate the new root certificate (AAACertificateServices 5/12/2020) which replaces the old GeoTrust Global CA root certificate. To ensur…
    - 15 days ago, 10 Feb 21, 6:46pm -

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 -