• Best Black Friday tech deals at Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Newegg, and more
    Our editors have been hard at work sifting through the Black Friday deals at all the major online retailers in order to curate a list of those that offer the best value. We'll be updating our recommendations throughout the weekend, so bookmark thi…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Nov 20, 3:00pm -
  • How to erase an encrypted Mac volume if you don’t need its contents
    macOS offers a number of drive encryption options. With a Mac with a T2 chip built in, the startup volume is always encrypted. On other Macs, enabling FileVault encrypts that volume. (On all Macs, FileVault provides additional protection for a pow…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Nov 20, 1:00pm -
  • IPVanish review: Come for the VPN, stay for the cloud storage
    A VPN service can often be distinct or unique in its app design, approach to privacy, extra services and tools, and general branding. Despite this, you might be surprised to learn that a number of VPNs are under a single corporate umbrella. IPVani…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Nov 20, 12:00pm -
  • The best wireless chargers for iPhone
    Over the last few years wireless charging has gone from novelty concept to being a conventional function of any modern iPhone. We won’t pretend that wireless charging is always an ideal substitute for plugging in, but it’s a very hassle-free…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Nov 20, 11:30am -
  • Report: Apple’s 2021 roadmap might be its most ambitious yet
    After a whirlwind fall release schedule that brought two new Apple Watches, four new iPhones, a new HomePod, and a speedy new processor for the Mac, Apple analysts Ming-Chi Kuo is already looking ahead to 2021. And it could be another huge year.In…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Nov 20, 3:09pm -
  • Apple ID adds recovery key option, but it’s not yet ready for you to use
    In a little-noticed change that arrived with iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, Apple re-enabled the option to have a recovery key associated with an Apple ID. The Apple ecosystem-spanning account system offers two-factor authentication, which requires both a…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Nov 20, 1:00pm -
  • How to fix the M1 Mac’s most disappointing feature: iOS apps on the Mac
    If there’s a single disappointment in the release of Apple’s first wave of M1 Macs, it’s the lackluster launch of iOS apps running inside of macOS. What should be an amazing unification of Apple’s platforms and a massive expansion of the M…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Nov 20, 12:00pm -
  • 10 must-have apps for your new Apple Watch
    The Apple Watch is great right out of the box, but you’ll want to add a few apps to really make it sing. Apple’s wearable is a true marvel, and the Series 6 is the best yet, but you’ll never know just how useful it can be if you don’t exp…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Nov 20, 11:30am -

TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Blog

  • Hitting the Books: How autonomous EVs could help solve climate change
    Climate change is far and away the greatest threat of the modern human era — a crisis that will only get worse the longer we dither — with American car culture as a major contributor to the nation’s greenhouse emissions. But carbon-neutralizing…
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Nov 20, 4:30pm -
  • Zappos' pioneering ex-CEO Tony Hsieh dies at 46
    Internet shopping just lost one of its most influential figures. TechCrunch has confirmed that Tony Hsieh, the former CEO of online shoe giant Zappos, died on November 27th at the age of 46 from injuries sustained in a house fire. He’s best known f…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Nov 20, 4:24pm -
  • The Morning After: The best Black Friday deals that are still going
    Black Friday is over, but many of the discounts are still available. Packing into stores is a riskier idea than usual this year, but we’re still keeping track of the best offers and continually updating posts to reflect which special offers are exp…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Nov 20, 3:58pm -
  • Recommended Reading: Using AI to create alarmingly realistic fake people
    Designed to deceive: Do these people look real to you?Kashmir Hill and Jeremy White, The New York TimesFake personas on the internet are nothing new, but completely fake people that appear to be alarmingly real in photographs or animations are becomi…
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Nov 20, 3:00pm -
  • Engadget readers get $200 off Roomba's i7+ vacuum at Wellbots
    Roomba’s i7 series has some of the most advanced robo-vacs you can get, but they come at high prices. But for Black Friday, Engadget readers can save $200 on both of the robot vacuums in the line. The Roomba i7+ drops to $599 and the Roomba i7 fall…
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Nov 20, 1:00pm -
  • Vava’s 4K ultra short-throw projector is $840 off at Amazon
    If you’re in the market for a short-throw projector, you could do much worse than the Vava 4K Ultra Short Throw Laser TV Projector. The well-reviewed model typically costs $2,800. However, if you have a couple thousand dollars burning a hole in you…
    - 10 hours ago, 28 Nov 20, 8:30am -
  • Google shows off 'Cyberpunk 2077' running on Stadia at 4K
    We’ve seen gameplay footage of Cyberpunk 2077 running on RTX-equipped PCs, the previous generation of consoles, as well as the PS5 and Xbox Series X through backward compatibility. And now you can get a sense of what the game looks like on Google S…
    - 21 hours ago, 27 Nov 20, 10:00pm -
  • The best deals on computer and phone accessories for Black Friday
    Many of us tend to buy computer and phone accessories at the last minute — a charging brick when you forgot yours at home, a wireless mouse on a whim when you’re sick of using your laptop’s trackpad and the like. But investing in a few solid te…
    - 22 hours ago, 27 Nov 20, 9:21pm -


  • Top Stories: Black Friday Deals, Redesigned MacBooks, Hands-On With Apple's M1 Macs
    With Apple's holiday hardware lineup seemingly all set, attention this week turned to the shopping end of things with Apple and other retailers rolling out their Black Friday deals.That wasn't the only news this week, however, as we've contin…
    - 5 hours ago, 28 Nov 20, 2:00pm -
  • Shazam Promotion Offers Users Up to Five Free Months of Apple Music
    Apple is offering up to a five-month free trial of Apple Music to new users of the streaming service, with the promotion appearing in the company's Shazam music identification app.Apple usually offers up to a three-month free trial of Apple Mus…
    - 11 hours ago, 28 Nov 20, 8:14am -
  • Apple Black Friday 2020: Best iPhone Deals
    Black Friday is halfway done, but there are still a few deals to shop for on iPhones at carriers like AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile/Sprint.Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase…
    - 22 hours ago, 27 Nov 20, 8:56pm -
  • Apple M1 Chip: Everything You Need to Know
    Apple in November released the first Macs with an Arm-based M1 chip, debuting new 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini models. The M1 chip has received rave reviews for its incredible performance and efficiency, and it is the culminati…
    - 23 hours ago, 27 Nov 20, 8:13pm -
  • MacRumors Giveaway: Win a 9-in-1 USB-C Adapter From Choetech
    For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Choetech to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a 9-in-1 USB-C Adapter that works with Apple's Mac models, including the new M1 Macs.Design wise, the USB-C Adapter is slim and compact, plugging…
    - 24 hours ago, 27 Nov 20, 7:00pm -
  • Apple Black Friday 2020: Best Deals on HomeKit-Supported TVs
    Solid deals on TVs are always expected on Black Friday, and today is no different. Below we've rounded up a few TV deals from Best Buy and B&H Photo, specifically for TV sets that support HomeKit and AirPlay 2.Note: MacRumors is an affiliate part…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Nov 20, 6:43pm -
  • Fast-Paced Racing Game 'Warp Drive' With Teleporting Feature Now Available on Apple Arcade
    British developer Supergonk's new racing game "Warp Drive" made its debut on Apple Arcade today across the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV."Warp Drive" aims to differentiate itself by allowing players to teleport around the track to find shortc…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Nov 20, 6:24pm -
  • European Parliament Votes to Support Right to Repair
    The European Parliament has this week voted to support the recommendations of the EU Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection on the "Right to Repair," including a system of mandatory labelling on consumer electronics to provide expli…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Nov 20, 5:00pm -

Tidbits - Apple News

  • Timing 2020.12
    Adds support for M1-based Macs and fixes an issue that could lead to high CPU usage on Macs running macOS 11 Big Sur. ($42 annual subscription, free update, 35.3 MB, macOS 10.13+)
    - 5 days ago, 23 Nov 20, 4:46pm -
  • Quicken 6.0
    Major release for the financial management app introduces a new modern interface plus compatibility with macOS 11 Big Sur and M1-based Macs. ($35.99/51.99/77.99 annual subscription, free update for subscribers, 86.2 MB, macOS 10.13+)
    - 5 days ago, 23 Nov 20, 4:41pm -
  • Sip 2.5
    Brings support for macOS 11 Big Sur to the menubar-based color picker app. ($10 new, free update, 10.4 MB, macOS 10.14+)
    - 5 days ago, 23 Nov 20, 4:35pm -
  • Yojimbo 4.6
    Adds native support for M1-based Macs and returns the Downloads window to the Window menu. ($30 new, free update, 9.4 MB, macOS 10.13.6+)
    - 5 days ago, 23 Nov 20, 4:34pm -
  • PDFpen and PDFpenPro 12.2.1
    Adds compatibility with M1-based Macs and addresses multiple issues in macOS 11 Big Sur. ($79.95/$129.95 new, free update, 91.4/140.6 MB, macOS 10.13+)
    - 5 days ago, 23 Nov 20, 4:31pm -
  • No TidBITS Issue on 30 November 2020
    We’re taking the next email issue of TidBITS off to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday—without traveling!—in the United States, although we’ll continue to publish articles on our Web site. You can look forward to the next email issue on 7 Dec…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Nov 20, 1:00pm -
  • 1Password 7.7
    Brings design improvements for macOS 11 Big Sur and enhances integration with Safari. ($64.99 new, free update, 57.5 MB, macOS 10.13+)
    - 8 days ago, 20 Nov 20, 5:55pm -
  • Zoom 5.4.4
    Adds the capability to share multiple desktop programs during a meeting instead of just a window or screen. (Free, 23.0 MB, macOS 10.9+)
    - 8 days ago, 20 Nov 20, 5:52pm -

Apple Developer News

  • Source App ID and Conversion Value now available in SKAdNetwork 2.0
    The SKAdNetwork API helps advertising networks measure the success of ad campaigns for your app while maintaining user privacy. With SKAdNetwork 2.0, networks can use Source App ID to identify which app initiated a download from the App Store. And…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Nov 20, 1:01am -
  • App privacy questions requirement starts December 8
    The App Store will soon help users understand an app’s privacy practices before they download the app on any Apple platform. On each app’s product page, users can learn about some of the data types the app may collect, and whether that data is l…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Nov 20, 12:58am -
  • Deadline extended for online group event in-app purchase requirement
    As the world fights COVID-19, we recognize that adapting experiences from in-person to digital continues to be a top priority. Although apps are required to offer any paid online group event experiences (one-to-few and one-to-many realtime experience…
    - 5 days ago, 24 Nov 20, 2:35am -
  • App Store Connect holiday schedule
    The busiest season on the App Store is almost here. Make sure your apps are up to date and ready for the holidays, as new apps and app updates will not be accepted December 23 through 27 (Pacific Time). Please ensure time for your releases to be sc…
    - 5 days ago, 24 Nov 20, 12:56am -
  • Market your subscriptions with offer codes
    You can now create and distribute subscription offer codes for your apps, giving you new ways to market your subscription. These one-time use, alphanumeric codes can be redeemed on the App Store or within your app. You can also create unique URLs ass…
    - 9 days ago, 19 Nov 20, 4:45pm -
  • Announcing the App Store Small Business Program
    We believe that small businesses are the backbone of our global economy and the beating heart of innovation and opportunity in communities around the world. Launching January 1, 2021, the industry-leading new App Store Small Business Program is d…
    - 10 days ago, 18 Nov 20, 2:46pm -
  • Subscription offer codes now available
    You can now create subscription offer codes to acquire, retain, and win back subscribers. Offer codes are unique, alphanumeric codes that provide auto-renewable subscriptions at a discounted price or for free for a specific duration. Provide your one…
    - 11 days ago, 17 Nov 20, 6:51pm -
  • New features available in Transporter 1.2
    You can now use Transporter for Mac to upload metadata, view a history of delivered builds for each app version, and filter that history by time period. This latest version also includes support for 29 additional languages.View on the Mac App Stor…
    - 12 days ago, 16 Nov 20, 7:53pm -

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 -