• Apple’s next big thing feels further away than ever
    Apple’s “California Streaming” event was supposed to be the premier event of the fall. Sandwiched between Samsung’s foldable-heavy unpacked and Google’s Pixel 6 unveiling, Apple’s first event of the fall came with a ton of anticipation, h…
    - 15 hours ago, 18 Sep 21, 1:00pm -
  • Apple slashes iPhone 11 prices in Certified Refurbished Store
    Looking for a way to save some money on the latest Apple products? Consider a refurbished MacBook, refurbished iPhone, or refurbished iPad from the Apple Certified Refurbished store. A refurbished product is just like a new, but at a lower price. Her…
    - 20 hours ago, 18 Sep 21, 8:00am -
  • iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro: How to get the best preorder deal
    It’s been a long time since you could only get an iPhone directly from Apple or from AT&T. Today, it’s offered by all major carriers and big retailers, and many of them want to entice you to buy with them by offering special deals. Of course, y…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Sep 21, 5:25pm -
  • Apple Arcade FAQ: Castlevania and Temple Run: Puzzle Adventure are available today
    Gaming subscription services are all the rage now, but Apple Arcade isn’t quite like Google Stadia or Xbox Live. So if you’ve got questions about it, we’ve got plenty of answers. Updated 09/17/21: Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls and Temple Run:…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Sep 21, 4:57pm -
  • Take $40 off the new iPad mini in rare preorder sale
    If you’re staring longingly at the new iPad mini but can’t bring yourself to hand over $499 to get one, this deal might help: Walmart is already selling the new iPad mini for $459, knocking $40 off the price and marking another rare preorder sale…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Sep 21, 4:54pm -
  • Apple TV+: All the shows, series, and movies you can watch now
    Apple has planted its own flag in the streaming wars with Apple TV+, its in-house streaming service that focuses almost entirely on original programming rather than an extensive library of existing TV shows or movies. The service launched on November…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Sep 21, 3:59pm -
  • Best Mac cleaner apps: Regain precious storage space
    Whether it’s your home, car, or your Mac, no one really likes cleaning (unless you’re Felix Unger). While there are other sites that are better versed in cleaning your house and car, we’ve done some research to find out which apps are the best…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Sep 21, 10:30am -
  • How to properly log your devices out of iCloud
    There are many occasions on which you need to sign out of iCloud on a device. Maybe you’re returning it to an employer, sending it to Apple or another company for trade-in credit, handing it down to a family member, selling it, or consigning a fail…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Sep 21, 9:00am -

TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Blog

  • Watch SpaceX's all-civilian spaceflight return to Earth starting at 6PM ET
    SpaceX's all-civilian Inspiration4 spaceflight is coming to an end, and the company wants to be sure you see those last moments. The firm is livestreaming its Crew Dragon capsule's return to Earth starting at 6PM Eastern, with an expected splashdown…
    - 6 hours ago, 18 Sep 21, 9:45pm -
  • Telegram blocks Russian opposition leader's chat bots during vote
    The Russian government still has a strong influence on Telegram despite lifting a ban last year. RadioFreeEuropereports Telegram has temporarily blocked all of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's Telegram chat bots during voting in the country…
    - 7 hours ago, 18 Sep 21, 9:15pm -
  • Harley-Davidson will sell its retro-inspired e-bike by the end of 2021
    Don't worry if you were disappointed that Harley-Davidson's first e-bikes didn't include that eye-catching vintage model. As Electreknotes, Harley's Serial 1 brand now plans to sell a highly similar retro bike, the MOSH/TRIBUTE, in "late Q4" (read: D…
    - 8 hours ago, 18 Sep 21, 8:02pm -
  • Tesla kills referral programs for cars and solar panels
    If you were hoping to score a few thousand Supercharging miles from Tesla referrals, we're afraid you may already be too late. In a notice on its website spotted by Electrek, Tesla said that "vehicle products and solar panels are no longer eligible f…
    - 8 hours ago, 18 Sep 21, 7:49pm -
  • Amazon has banned over 600 Chinese brands as part of review fraud crackdown
    Have you noticed some well-known tech accessory makers disappearing from Amazon? Those aren't just rare incidents — they're part of a larger campaign. In a response to The Verge, Amazon has confirmed a South China Morning Postreport that the intern…
    - 9 hours ago, 18 Sep 21, 7:18pm -
  • Elon Musk says Starlink internet service will leave beta in October
    SpaceX's Starlink satellite broadband might not be considered a test for much longer. Elon Musk told Twitter users that Starlink should exit beta "next month" — that is, sometime in October. You could theoretically could use the quicker-than-usual…
    - 10 hours ago, 18 Sep 21, 6:17pm -
  • Valve's second Steam Next Fest starts October 1st
    Valve didn't wait long to hold its second Steam Next Fest. The Vergereports the games extravaganza (formerly the Steam Game Festival) is now slated to take place October 1st through October 7th. You'll see a range of upcoming games, including livestr…
    - 11 hours ago, 18 Sep 21, 4:50pm -
  • ICYMI: We test out the GoPro Hero 10 Black action cam
    This week we’ve got a few reviews for music and photography enthusiasts. First, James Trew put the GoPro Hero 10 Black through its paces and was impressed by the capabilities of the new GP2 processor. Next, Billy Steele listened to Jabra’s $80 El…
    - 12 hours ago, 18 Sep 21, 4:00pm -


Tidbits - Apple News

  • Mellel 5.0.8
    Adds support for for communicating with recently upgraded Bookends 14 and fixes bugs. ($49 new, free update, 91.6 MB, macOS 10.9+)
    - 14 hours ago, 18 Sep 21, 2:29pm -
  • Timing 2021.5.2
    Improves the display of durations in the sidebar in macOS 11 Big Sur. ($42 annual subscription, free update, 34.6 MB, macOS 10.13+)
    - 1 day ago, 17 Sep 21, 9:58pm -
  • Carbon Copy Cloner 6.0.3
    Maintenance update for the drive-cloning and backup utility with bug fixes and improvements. ($39.99 new, free update, 19.7 MB, macOS 10.15+)
    - 1 day ago, 17 Sep 21, 9:57pm -
  • Bookends 14.0
    Major upgrade to the full-featured bibliography, reference, and information management system for students and professionals. ($59.99 new, free update, 98.8 MB, macOS 10.13+)
    - 3 days ago, 15 Sep 21, 6:34pm -
  • iPhone 13 Brings Evolutionary Improvements: A15 Bionic Chip, Improved Cameras, and Better Displays 
    There’s no question that Apple’s new iPhone 13 models are the best iPhones the company has ever made, but their evolutionary changes may be compelling mostly to those with older iPhones.
    - 4 days ago, 14 Sep 21, 11:43pm -
  • Apple Watch Series 7 Brings Modest Tweaks
    Rumors suggested the Apple Watch was due for a major physical design, but the Series 7 turned out to look much like its predecessor—albeit with a few physical and software changes. Also, watchOS 8 gets some fitness improvements aimed largely at cyc…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Sep 21, 11:40pm -
  • iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and watchOS 8 Slated for 20 September 2021
    Apple made no mention of operating system release dates during its big iPhone event, but the company press releases reveal that the new operating systems will drop on 20 September 2021, with macOS 12 Monterey expected later in the year.
    - 4 days ago, 14 Sep 21, 10:37pm -
  • Apple Redesigns the iPad mini, Upgrades the iPad
    In an unexpected announcement, Apple unveiled new versions of the iPad and iPad mini. The ninth-generation iPad borrows a couple more features from the iPad Pro while maintaining its low price, while the company completely redesigned the sixth-genera…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Sep 21, 10:31pm -

Apple Developer News

  • New App Store marketing tools now available
    You can now easily create custom marketing assets — such as banners and images — to promote your apps on social media and more. Simply select your app, choose a template, customize your design, and add preset messages in multiple languages. Your…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Sep 21, 5:45pm -
  • App Store submissions now open for iOS 15 & iPadOS 15
    iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, the world’s most advanced mobile operating systems, will soon be available to customers worldwide. Improve your app’s performance by refactoring your code to take advantage of asynchronous functions in Swift. Use SwiftUI to…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Sep 21, 7:22pm -
  • App Store submissions now open for watchOS 8
    Deliver even more powerful and personal apps for Apple Watch with the new capabilities of watchOS 8. With the Always-On Retina Display, your apps are always available at a quick glance. Gather HealthKit data and connect to Bluetooth peripherals in th…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Sep 21, 7:21pm -
  • App Store submissions now open for tvOS 15
    With the tvOS 15 SDK, you can let people sign in to your app and authorize purchases using Face ID or Touch ID on their iPhone or iPad. A redesigned playback UI provides users with convenient access to relevant controls and information while always f…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Sep 21, 7:20pm -
  • California streaming.
    Watch the replay from September 14 at the replay
    - 4 days ago, 14 Sep 21, 5:00pm -
  • Developer Spotlight: Prêt-à-Template
    It wasn’t long after Prêt-à-Template founder and CEO Roberta Weiand launched her app in 2014 that it became a darling among fashion designers around the world. With its library of templates, textures, and patterns, the app lets anyone sketch the…
    - 17 days ago, 1 Sep 21, 5:17pm -
  • Introducing the News Partner Program
    Enrollment is now open for the News Partner Program, designed for subscription news publications that provide their content to Apple News in Apple News Format. Publishers that work with Apple News may qualify for a commission rate of 15% on qualifyin…
    - 23 days ago, 26 Aug 21, 8:05pm -
  • Developer Spotlight: Puppr
    If Loki the sheepdog hadn’t been so smart — or if his owners had a backyard — the dog-training app Puppr might not exist.Developers Michael Gao and Alice Mongkongllite got their first dog when they were newlyweds living in a Los Angeles apartm…
    - 24 days ago, 25 Aug 21, 6:53pm -

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 -