Tidbits - Apple News

  • Apple Posts Record-Breaking Q1 2022 Despite Supply Constraints
    Apple had a typical record-breaking quarter, with especially robust growth for the Mac. But iPad and Japanese sales were notably weak, with no satisfactory answers from Apple.
    - 1 day ago, 27 Jan 22, 11:54pm -
  • Apple Releases iOS 15.3, iPadOS 15.3, macOS Monterey 12.2, watchOS 8.4, tvOS 15.3, and HomePod Software Version 15.3
    Apple has updated all of its operating systems with bug fixes and security updates but no new features apart from Siri on the HomePod learning to recognize two new languages.
    - 2 days ago, 26 Jan 22, 9:01pm -
  • Yahoo-Backed POP Connections Cause TidBITS Formatting Error
    After much sleuthing, Adam Engst uncovers why some TidBITS readers experience a situation where an article in a TidBITS issue would be formatted as a column of text a single character wide. The culprit? An ancient email retrieval protocol as implemen…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Jan 22, 8:52pm -
  • LittleBITS: iCloud Delivery Issues, Naples MUG, Howard Oakley
    Many Mac user groups have dissolved or are a shadow of their former selves. Not so the Naples MacFriends User Group, which has embraced the Internet and attracted hundreds of members from around the world. Adam Engst shares more on that, plus recomme…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Jan 22, 7:21pm -
  • AT&T and Verizon Debut Faster, More Widely Available 5G Service
    AT&T and Verizon have started using C-band wireless spectrum that will speed up their 5G cellular service and make it available to more customers. This important step in 5G’s overall evolution brings AT&T and Verizon more in line with T-Mobile, whi…
    - 6 days ago, 22 Jan 22, 7:17pm -
  • Pixelmator Pro 2.3.5
    Brings an updated Export for Web tool and adds the capability to space objects of different sizes evenly. ($39.99 new, free update, 434.5 MB, macOS 10.15+)
    - 8 days ago, 21 Jan 22, 3:13pm -
  • Apple’s New Focus Feature May Be Overkill
    Apple’s Do Not Disturb feature has evolved into the ecosystem-wide Focus, which provides so many options and capabilities that it may be impossible to predict when notifications will work and when they won't. Adam Engst shows you how to use Focus a…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Jan 22, 10:17pm -
  • Learn to Tickle the Ivories with Simply Piano
    Simply Piano gamifies the tedious process of learning to play piano, but is it worth the subscription cost?
    - 8 days ago, 20 Jan 22, 9:37pm -

Apple Developer News

  • Apple Search Ads now supports custom product pages
    With custom product pages, you can create up to 35 additional versions of your App Store product page to showcase different app features, content, or promotions. And now, new seamless integration with Apple Search Ads lets you easily use these pages…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Jan 22, 9:32pm -
  • New App Store Connect API capabilities now available
    The App Store Connect API now offers greater flexibility to automate and customize workflows for your app. With these new capabilities, you can create and submit in-app events, custom product pages, and product page optimization tests. This release a…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jan 22, 12:27am -
  • Deadline for in-app purchase and account deletion requirements extended
    In order to provide more time for you to update your apps, we’ve changed the following requirement deadlines to June 30, 2022.Online group event in-app purchasesIn 2020, we chose to support apps and developers that needed to adapt services from in-…
    - 7 days ago, 22 Jan 22, 5:28pm -
  • Custom offer codes for subscriptions now available
    Now it's even easier to acquire, retain, and win back subscribers. In addition to one-time-use codes, you can now create custom codes in App Store Connect — each with a unique name that you choose (such as SPRINGPROMO). Each code can be redeemed th…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Jan 22, 10:18pm -
  • Explore the latest videos
    Discover how you can add support for in-app events, develop for Apple Watch, learn about Metal for A15, and more.…
    - 10 days ago, 19 Jan 22, 3:00pm -
  • Update on dating apps distributed on the App Store in the Netherlands
    Apple designed the App Store to be a safe and trusted place for people to discover and download apps. Apple’s in-app purchase system, an integral part of our world-class commerce platform, offers people a private and secure user experience across a…
    - 14 days ago, 15 Jan 22, 6:28am -
  • About the updated App Store submission experience
    Last year, we introduced an updated way to submit apps, in-app events, custom product pages, and product page optimization tests for review in App Store Connect. Starting January 25, 2022, the submission experience will be automatically updated for a…
    - 14 days ago, 14 Jan 22, 8:20pm -
  • Upcoming tax and price changes for apps and in-app purchases
    When taxes or foreign exchange rates change, we sometimes need to update prices on the App Store in certain regions and/or adjust your proceeds.In the next few days, prices of apps and in-app purchases (excluding auto-renewable subscriptions) on the…
    - 16 days ago, 13 Jan 22, 12:08am -

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 -