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  • Apple Stores Getting All-New 'Lead' and 'Schedule Planner' Positions

    Apple Stores Getting All-New 'Lead' and 'Schedule Planner' Positions

    MacRumors has learned that Apple is introducing two all-new Apple Store positions named Lead and Schedule Planner. Apple today informed existing retail employees that applications open Monday, July 24, although it appears that select stores started interviewing candidates as early as a few weeks ago.Apple says the Lead position will give team members the chance to learn the ins and outs of running an Apple Store firsthand. The majority of a Lead's time will be spent as the Support Leader o…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jul 17, 3:48am -
  • Review: Elgato's $300 Thunderbolt 3 Dock Offers a Solid Set of Ports in a Slim Design

    Review: Elgato's $300 Thunderbolt 3 Dock Offers a Solid Set of Ports in a Slim Design

    Over the past few months, I've taken a look at a number of Thunderbolt 3 docks that all hit the market around the same time, including models from OWC, CalDigit, Belkin, and Kensington. There's at least one more major player in the market, so today I'm sharing my thoughts on Elgato's $300 Thunderbolt 3 Dock. Elgato's dock has a lot in common with many of its competitors, including a slim horizontal design of brushed aluminum and plastic, an array of ports for expanding the capabilities of your T…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jul 17, 1:23am -
  • TouchArcade iOS Gaming Roundup: RuneScape, Layton's Mystery Journey, Full Throttle Remastered, and More

    TouchArcade iOS Gaming Roundup: RuneScape, Layton's Mystery Journey, Full Throttle Remastered, and More

    This week I'm finally allowed to talk about what should be some pretty massive news for iOS gamers who are also old-school MMORPG players: RuneScape for mobile was announced, and it's coming in late 2017 / early 2018 for Android and iOS. If the name RuneScape doesn't ring a bell, it's a browser-based MMORPG that was first released back in 2001. Like EverQuest and Ultima Online, players who were into RuneScape were really into RuneScape. It has even earned Guinness records for the world's largest…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jul 17, 12:50am -
  • Verizon Throttling Netflix Traffic as Part of Temporary Video Optimization Test

    Verizon Throttling Netflix Traffic as Part of Temporary Video Optimization Test

    Some Verizon Wireless users this week began noticing throttled streaming speeds when watching content from streaming services like Netflix and YouTube, and Verizon today confirmed to Ars Technica that it has indeed been throttling speeds as "part of a temporary test" of a "new video optimization system.""We've been doing network testing over the past few days to optimize the performance of video applications on our network," a Verizon spokesperson told Ars. "The testing should be completed short…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 11:31pm -
  • Apple Appoints Deirdre O'Brien to New 'Vice President of People' Role

    Apple Appoints Deirdre O'Brien to New 'Vice President of People' Role

    Apple today announced that it is promoting Deirdre O'Brien to a new head HR role, "vice president of People." O'Brien, who previously served as vice president of Worldwide Sales and Operations, has been at Apple for nearly 30 years.According to the news release, O'Brien will lead all HR functions, like talent development, recruiting, benefits, compensation, and business support, plus she'll oversee Apple University, where employees are trained. She will be reporting directly to Apple CEO Tim…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 10:42pm -
  • Apple Has Spent Record $2.2 Million Lobbying Trump Administration Over Past Three Months

    Apple Has Spent Record $2.2 Million Lobbying Trump Administration Over Past Three Months

    Apple spent an all-time high $2.2 million lobbying Donald Trump's federal government between April 1 and June 30, 2017, according to a disclosure form filed by the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives.Image: Drew Angerer—Getty ImagesThat amount is by far the most Apple has ever spent on lobbying in a single quarter, eclipsing the previous record of nearly $1.4 million spent during Trump's first three months as President of the United States. Apple has now spent nearly…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 9:24pm -
  • ARKit Roundup: Turn-by-Turn Directions, Precise Room Measurements, and Pac-Man

    ARKit Roundup: Turn-by-Turn Directions, Precise Room Measurements, and Pac-Man

    Since the announcement of Apple's new augmented reality developer platform at WWDC in June, developers have been sharing interesting new AR experiences on iOS devices, including practical applications like measuring tape apps and basic character model demos. Today, we've rounded up the newest examples of how ARKit could work in real-world scenarios, starting off with a maps addition that could bolster directions in Apple Maps. As with all ARKit demos, today's examples are not confirmed to be…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 9:13pm -
  • New Editorial Content Begins Appearing Within App Store on iOS 11 Beta

    New Editorial Content Begins Appearing Within App Store on iOS 11 Beta

    A few testers on the iOS 11 beta have noticed that new editorial content appeared within the App Store this week, related to information about HBO NOW, Pokémon Go, and new App of the Day and Game of the Day cards. MacRumors forum member mariusignorello posted about the new content recently, pointing out other changes as well, like updated carousels on the Apps and Games tabs. Previously, the App Store on iOS 11 remained on the date of Monday, June 26 for many users without any new content added…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 7:03pm -
  • Wisconsin Resident Sues Apple For Over $75,000, Claims Defective iPhone Caused House Fire

    Wisconsin Resident Sues Apple For Over $75,000, Claims Defective iPhone Caused House Fire

    Wisconsin resident Xai Thao and her home insurance provider State Farm have jointly sued Apple for over $75,000 this week, claiming the company sold Thao a defective and dangerous iPhone 4s that started a fire in her home last year.The lawsuit, filed in U.S. district court, alleges the house fire was the direct result of the iPhone's battery short-circuiting and heating up. Thao nor anyone else ever changed the battery in the iPhone, according to the complaint.On or about April 1, 2016, th…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 6:36pm -
  • Firefox 8.0 for iOS Brings New Tab Experience, Night Mode, and QR Code Reader

    Firefox 8.0 for iOS Brings New Tab Experience, Night Mode, and QR Code Reader

    Mozilla has released Firefox 8.0 for iOS with several notable new features including a Night Mode, a built-in QR code reader, and a redesigned tab experience.Changes to the web browser's tabs mean users now see recently visited sites whenever they open up a new one, combined with highlights from previous web visits. Mozilla says this change in particular will be rolled out to users gradually over the next few weeks.As for the new Night Mode, this refers to a web page brightness dimming…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 2:48pm -
  • Report Claims LG Will Be Sole Supplier of Batteries for Next Year's 'iPhone 9'

    Report Claims LG Will Be Sole Supplier of Batteries for Next Year's 'iPhone 9'

    LG Chemical will be the sole supplier of batteries for Apple's "iPhone 9" next year, according to The Korea Economic Daily. If the report is accurate, the South Korean firm has scored a big win, since Apple usually takes a multi-vendor approach when it comes to sourcing batteries for its iPhones. Citing industry insiders, the newspaper said LG has made a sizable investment to bolster the capability of its facilities and that production of the batteries would begin in 2018."LG has invest…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 2:08pm -
  • Tech Group Representing Samsung, Google, Microsoft and More Supports Apple in Qualcomm Fight

    Tech Group Representing Samsung, Google, Microsoft and More Supports Apple in Qualcomm Fight

    The Computer & Communications Industry Association, a lobbying group that represents Google, eBay, Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook, Netflix, Intel, Samsung, and other tech companies today asked the United States International Trade Commission to reject Qualcomm's request for an import ban on select iPhone and iPad models.According to the CCIA, preventing Apple from importing iPhones made abroad would result in harm to consumers by enabling Qualcomm's anti-competitive behavior. CCIA President &…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 5:57am -
  • Puzzle Game 'Yankai's Triangle' Available for Free as Apple's App of the Week

    Puzzle Game 'Yankai's Triangle' Available for Free as Apple's App of the Week

    Puzzle game Yankai's Triangle was named Apple's App of the Week, making it free to download for the next seven days. This is the first time the game has been made available for free since it was released in November of 2016.Yankai's Triangle is, as the name suggests, a puzzle game based on triangles. The idea is to tap on different colored triangles to rotate them into a triangle shape to solve puzzles. From the App Store Editors:This deceptively simple puzzle game is pure Pythagorean plea…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 4:40am -
  • Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 Expected to Debut at Upcoming August 23 Event

    Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 Expected to Debut at Upcoming August 23 Event

    Samsung today sent out invitations announcing an upcoming Unpacked event set to be held on August 23 in New York City.The South Korean company is widely expected to introduce its next-generation Galaxy Note device at the event, with the new smartphone hinted at through a "Do Bigger Things" slogan and a stylized image of an S Pen next to a smartphone-sized device.Rumors suggest the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 will feature a design that's similar to the existing Galaxy S8 with thin bezels, ro…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 4:08am -
  • Google Play Music iOS App Now Supports CarPlay

    Google Play Music iOS App Now Supports CarPlay

    Google's music subscription service, Google Play Music, now has a dedicated CarPlay app available, according to comments shared on reddit. That means Google Play Music users who own a vehicle equipped with CarPlay can access their music directly through the CarPlay interface when an iPhone is connected to the car.The Google Play Music CarPlay app is sectioned off into Home, Recents, Music Library, and Stations, giving subscribers access to recommendations, their own custom playlists, radio s…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 3:35am -
  • Apple May Replace Some Original Apple Watch Models in Need of Repair With Series 1 Models

    Apple May Replace Some Original Apple Watch Models in Need of Repair With Series 1 Models

    Apple today informed retail store employees and Apple Authorized Service Providers that some original first-generation Apple Watch models that require repairs can be replaced with Series 1 Apple Watch models.The substitutions are limited to aluminum Apple Watch models in Silver, Space Gray, Gold, and Rose Gold, and are only available in some countries, which were not specified in Apple's directive.In some countries, Apple Watch Aluminum (1st generation) parts (in all colors) may be substitut…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 2:12am -
  • Apple Music to Feature Exclusive Arcade Fire Live Performance on July 27

    Apple Music to Feature Exclusive Arcade Fire Live Performance on July 27

    Apple today announced that it will feature a live global performance of popular Canadian indie band Arcade Fire on Friday, July 27 at 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time.Arcade Fire is promoting its upcoming album, Everything Now, which is set to be released on July 28, a day after the live Apple performance.Several songs from the new album have already been released and are available on Apple Music, including the popular Everything Now single, which came out in June.Just announced!@arcadefire…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 11:22pm -
  • Apple Updates 'Clips' Video App With Disney Characters, New Graphics Overlays

    Apple Updates 'Clips' Video App With Disney Characters, New Graphics Overlays

    Apple today updated its video creation app Clips with a handful of new features, introducing new graphic overlay options and support for Disney and Pixar characters.Clips, first released back in April, is designed to let users combine several video clips, images, and photos with voice-based titles, music, filters, and graphics to create videos that can be shared in Messages and via social networks.With today's update, Apple has added dozens of new graphic overlays and animated poster d…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 10:51pm -
  • Microsoft Partners With Johnson Controls for New Cortana Thermostat 'GLAS'

    Microsoft Partners With Johnson Controls for New Cortana Thermostat 'GLAS'

    Microsoft and Johnson Controls today revealed a new product partnership in a smart thermostat called "GLAS." The thermostat has been built by Johnson Controls, the company that made the first electric thermostat, with Microsoft providing all of the internal software, including the ability for users to awake and control its functions with smart AI assistant Cortana (via The Verge).In the announcement video, GLAS is showcased as having an aluminum edge that attaches the thermostat to a wall, a…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 9:57pm -
  • Apple Earns Title of World's Most Profitable Company on Fortune Global 500 List

    Apple Earns Title of World's Most Profitable Company on Fortune Global 500 List

    In June, Apple was ranked as #3 on the 2017 Fortune 500 annual list of the top U.S. corporations based on gross revenue. Today, the Fortune Global 500 rankings have been released, using the same data collected in the earlier rankings but expanding it and adding in companies on a global scale, resulting in a list that shares the 500 largest companies in the world. Apple sits at #9 on the list in terms of total revenue, a spot it retains from 2016, and having climbed from #15 in 2014 and 2015.…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 9:18pm -

The Unofficial Apple Blog

  • newNissan preps its semi-autonomous driving assist for the US

    Nissan preps its semi-autonomous driving assist for the US

    Nissan is one step closer to bringing its semi-autonomous ProPilot Assist feature to American roads. The automaker has shed more light on the US-optimized version of the assistant ahead of its launch in the new Leaf near the end of 2017. As Nissan st...
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Jul 17, 4:02pm -
  • newTwitch will stream the '80s arcade gaming show 'Starcade'

    Twitch will stream the '80s arcade gaming show 'Starcade'

    Starcade, the '80s TV show that had participants compete in arcade video games, will be back by the end of August. No, not as a reboot, which is in the works, but as a Twitch marathon. The video gaming platform has teamed up with Shout! Factory, the...
    - 7 hours ago, 23 Jul 17, 11:03am -
  • newYes, Microsoft is still working on a 'Halo' TV series

    Yes, Microsoft is still working on a 'Halo' TV series

    Remember the Halo live action TV show Microsoft announced way back in 2013? Unlike Spartans that never die, it sure felt like the project's been dead for quite a while. The tech titan told AR12Gaming in an interview, though, that it has never stopped...
    - 9 hours ago, 23 Jul 17, 8:55am -
  • newWells Fargo accidentally leaks 50,000 clients' records

    Wells Fargo accidentally leaks 50,000 clients' records

    Wells Fargo accidentally leaked thousands of sensitive documents, but not in the way you think. The bank wasn't hacked, and its computers didn't go on the fritz: it just inadvertently sent 1.4 gigabytes of files to a former financial adviser who subp...
    - 11 hours ago, 23 Jul 17, 7:41am -
  • new'Westworld' season 2 trailer reveals a park gone horribly wrong

    'Westworld' season 2 trailer reveals a park gone horribly wrong

    Westworld won't return to TV until 2018, but we're getting a peek at what that return will entail... and things have clearly gone downhill. A new trailer for the second season reveals that the robots are rebelling against the humans who've treated th...
    - 12 hours ago, 23 Jul 17, 6:35am -
  • newLatest 'Star Trek: Discovery' trailer shows more of the crew

    Latest 'Star Trek: Discovery' trailer shows more of the crew

    No, CBS' much-delayed Star Trek: Discovery still isn't out yet, but you're at least getting a better look at how the streaming-focused series will play out. The broadcaster has released a hefty second trailer for the show that gives a better look at...
    - 12 hours ago, 23 Jul 17, 5:53am -
  • newWatch the full 'Stranger Things' season 2 trailer

    Watch the full 'Stranger Things' season 2 trailer

    At last, Netflix is offering more than minuscule teasers for Stranger Things' second season. The service just premiered a full-length trailer for season 2, and it sheds much more light on what to expect. It reveals just how much Will is affected by t...
    - 13 hours ago, 23 Jul 17, 4:50am -
  • newDrowned security robot wasn't a victim of foul play

    Drowned security robot wasn't a victim of foul play

    By now you've probably heard of that security robot that fell into a fountain in Washington, DC-- it's practically the stuff of legend as far as the internet is concerned. But what really happened on that tragic day? We're starting to get a clearer p...
    - 15 hours ago, 23 Jul 17, 3:28am -
  • newWatch the nostalgic trailer for Spielberg's 'Ready Player One'

    Watch the nostalgic trailer for Spielberg's 'Ready Player One'

    After no shortage of hype, Warner Bros. is finally ready to show what Steven Spielberg's take on Ready Player One is all about. The studio has released the first trailer for the adaptation of Ernest Cline's novel, and it's clear that the flick is pla...
    - 16 hours ago, 23 Jul 17, 1:57am -
  • newUK drone rules will require you to take safety tests

    UK drone rules will require you to take safety tests

    US officials might be easing up on drone regulations, but their UK counterparts are pushing forward. The British government has instituted rules that require you to not only register any robotic aircraft weighing over 250g (0.55lbs), but to take a "s...
    - 18 hours ago, 23 Jul 17, 12:28am -
  • newASUS ROG Zephyrus review: Gaming laptops will never be the same again

    ASUS ROG Zephyrus review: Gaming laptops will never be the same again

    The ASUS ROG Zephyrus is an entirely new breed of gaming notebook. It packs in the most powerful laptop graphics hardware on the market, NVIDIA's GTX 1080, in a frame that's almost half the size of similar machines. Mostly, that's due to being one of...
    - 19 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 11:00pm -
  • newRecommended Reading: Instagram's influence on restaurants

    Recommended Reading: Instagram's influence on restaurants

    Instagram Is PushingRestaurants to BeKitschy, Colorful andIrresistible to PhotographersCasey Newton,The VergeIt's no secret that Instagram is full of brunch pics and food porn, but restaurants have noticed the trend. The Verge details how fo...
    - 21 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 9:30pm -
  • newHobbyist developers will make $30 million via 'Roblox' this year

    Hobbyist developers will make $30 million via 'Roblox' this year

    Roblox has exploded over the past two years. It's not quite a game and not quite a development platform, allowing players to boot up millions of user-made projects, or create their own games and immediately publish them across all supported platforms...
    - 23 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 7:30pm -
  • The Morning After: Weekend Edition

    The Morning After: Weekend Edition

    Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to the weekend. We'll take a look back at some of the big stories from earlier this week, plus key updates like NASA's tips for viewing a solar eclipse.
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jul 17, 5:30pm -
  • Strava's new Premium perks will insure your phone while you ride

    Strava's new Premium perks will insure your phone while you ride

    Strava makes a popular tracking app for workout warriors, however many cyclists have questions about whether its $60 per year (or $8 per month) Premium package is worth the cost. Features already include personalized feedback, analysis and more, but...
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jul 17, 2:19pm -
  • 'Minecraft' novel by 'World War Z' author is now available

    'Minecraft' novel by 'World War Z' author is now available

    As strange as it sounds, Minecraft got the novelization treatment, and the final product is now out for purchase. The good news is that the Mojang team put Microsoft's millions to good use by commissioning Max Brooks, author of the apocalyptic zombie...
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jul 17, 9:24am -
  • 'The Defenders' Comic-Con trailer features punching, heroes

    'The Defenders' Comic-Con trailer features punching, heroes

    Stop us if you've heard this one before: There's a threat facing New York, and a few of Marvel's punch-happy heroes need to clean it up. Based on the new trailer shown tonight at Comic-Con -- where, Deadline reports, Netflix screened the entire first...
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jul 17, 8:02am -
  • Google Play Music tweak adds a sidebar full of shortcuts

    Google Play Music tweak adds a sidebar full of shortcuts

    As a music streaming service, Google Play Music works well enough but its user interface leaves an awful lot to be desired. Following the mobile app's update that added persistent navigation buttons, as 9to5 Google spotted, Mountain View has added th...
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jul 17, 7:18am -
  • Spider-Man and Frank West join latest ‘Marvel vs. Capcom’ roster

    Spider-Man and Frank West join latest ‘Marvel vs. Capcom’ roster

    Like comic books, fighting games are ripe for the crossover treatment. Nintendo has done it with good success in the Super Smash Bros. series, bringing characters from disparate franchises like Street Fighter and Fire Emblem together to brawl on the...
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jul 17, 6:22am -
  • Aphex Twin is the latest artist to open an online record store

    Aphex Twin is the latest artist to open an online record store

    Aphex Twin is opening an online record store. For his own music, of course. The Vinyl Factory reports that Richard D. James has started his direct-to-fans store with reissues of his back catalog including ... I Care Because You Do and newer stuff lik...
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jul 17, 5:24am -
  • Australia's first vinyl factory in 30 years will open next year

    Australia's first vinyl factory in 30 years will open next year

    Thanks to new production technology and the support of big companies like Sony, vinyl is hot these days. Trent Reznor is releasing his Quake score for LP, the Contra soundtrack is available as a record at Comic-Con this year, and Blu-ray versions of...
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jul 17, 4:27am -
  • Missing Malaysia Airlines flight search yields valuable seafloor data

    Missing Malaysia Airlines flight search yields valuable seafloor data

    In 2014, Malaysia Airlines flight MH 370 disappeared from radar and a massive search for the missing aircraft ensued. For two years, scientists used sonar to map the seafloor where the plane was thought to have crashed, and then search for any remnan...
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jul 17, 3:36am -
  • First Amendment suit halts anti-'Pokémon Go' law

    First Amendment suit halts anti-'Pokémon Go' law

    A legal battle against AR games like Pokémon Go has been brewing in Wisconsin and this week, the games scored a win. In February, Milwaukee County introduced a new law that required AR game makers to get a permit before their games could be de...
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jul 17, 3:11am -
  • Google tests VR as a replacement for dull training videos

    Google tests VR as a replacement for dull training videos

    We've heard about medical professionals using VR to augment their suites for years, but Google is testing its fit in the broader workplace, starting with employment's least fun experience: Training. The company's Daydream Labs hosted an experiment to...
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jul 17, 2:47am -
  • Mini's new plug-in hybrid packs thrills into a compact cruiser

    Mini's new plug-in hybrid packs thrills into a compact cruiser

    From the moment it appeared at the LA Auto Show, the new Mini Countryman ALL4 plug-in hybrid seemed to run in a different pack than other affordable EVs. That's due in large part to the Mini's heritage. Driving a Mini always meant having a good time,...
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jul 17, 2:20am -

9to5 Mac Apple News

  • newNetwork & server issues plague first Pokémon GO Fest , Niantic to issue refunds & in-game credit

    Network & server issues plague first Pokémon GO Fest , Niantic to issue refunds & in-game credit

    Niantic heavily touted this weekend’s Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago, the first-ever event of its kind. Despite the company’s promises, however, the event didn’t live up to expectations. Server and network issues plagued Pokémon GO Fest from the start, and Niantic is now saying it will offer refunds to those who attended… more…
    - 15 hours ago, 23 Jul 17, 3:18am -
  • newHappy Hour Podcast 129 | Clips meets Disney/Pixar, new Apple VPs, and the latest iPhone 8 rumors

    Happy Hour Podcast 129 | Clips meets Disney/Pixar, new Apple VPs, and the latest iPhone 8 rumors

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss changes in watchOS 4 beta 3, the first major update to Apple’s Clips app, detailed new emoji coming later this year, Apple’s new Machine Learning Journal, new VP roles at the company, and the latest iPhone 8 (and iPhone SE) rumors.9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. more…
    - 22 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 8:33pm -
  • newThis week’s top stories: OLED iPhone 8 availability & pricing, Apple’s car battery project, iOS 10.3.3, new apps & more

    This week’s top stories: OLED iPhone 8 availability & pricing, Apple’s car battery project, iOS 10.3.3, new apps & more

    In this week’s top stories: OLED iPhone 8 availability and pricing reports, iOS 10.3.3, the latest intel on Apple’s secret car project, new apps and updates, and much more. more…
    - 23 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 7:09pm -
  • Intel slams Qualcomm in new legal filing, alleges a ‘long list’ of monopolistic practices

    Intel slams Qualcomm in new legal filing, alleges a ‘long list’ of monopolistic practices

    After being named in a group legal filing expressing support for Apple in its case against Qualcomm, Intel has now filed its own statement with the International Trade Commission. The chipmaker alleges that Qualcomm is not licensing its patents at a fair rate and thus abusing its position in the industry. more…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jul 17, 5:17pm -
  • Logic Pros: What’s new in iOS & Mac music production this week

    Logic Pros: What’s new in iOS & Mac music production this week

    This is the place to catch up on all the biggest product announcements, hardware, apps, synths, Logic/GarageBand instruments and so much more in the world of iOS/Mac music production. This week, IK releases its new Syntronik analog synth beast, we get major price drops on the KORG iOS apps, new software instruments for Mac and much more… more…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jul 17, 4:09am -
  • Friday 5: Apple’s Clips update adds a much-needed infusion of new content and features [Video]

    Friday 5: Apple’s Clips update adds a much-needed infusion of new content and features [Video]

    As we noted yesterday, a major update to Apple’s Clips app was released, and it brings several noteworthy features to the table. The update includes animated Disney stickers featuring Micky and Minnie, along with Pixar assets from Toy Story and Inside Out.Clips is a solid app for editing short videos on iOS, and the 1.1 update makes it even better. It’s why we’ve decided to make this free-to-download app our Friday 5 app of the week. more…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jul 17, 2:40am -
  • iOS 11: How to use the new Live Photos features

    iOS 11: How to use the new Live Photos features

    Another new addition in iOS 11 is an upgraded Live Photos experience. The features include new effects, adjusting the key photo, and trimming Live Photos. Keep reading after the break for a detailed look… more…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jul 17, 2:23am -
  • 9to5Rewards: Nodus Access 2 leather portfolio case for iPhone [Giveaway]

    9to5Rewards: Nodus Access 2 leather portfolio case for iPhone [Giveaway]

    This week’s 9to5Rewards partner is Nodus, makers of high-quality leather iPhone cases and other accessories. The company has three of its Nodus Access 2 cases for iPhone to giveaway to 9to5 readers this week. more…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jul 17, 12:42am -
  • Apple promotes Deirdre O’Brien to new VP of People role over HR and Apple University

    Apple promotes Deirdre O’Brien to new VP of People role over HR and Apple University

    Apple has created a new vice president of People position which will be held by Deirdre O’Brien starting this fall. Today’s announcement marks the second newly created position at Apple this week following Isabel Ge Mahe’s move to vice president and managing director of Greater China on Tuesday. more…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 11:06pm -
  • Apple’s lobbying spending has spiked to record amounts since Trump took office

    Apple’s lobbying spending has spiked to record amounts since Trump took office

    Tim Cook and Apple have had a very public relationship with President Trump during his term thus far. Cook has had several meetings with Trump and various members of his administration, and new numbers revealed late last night show that Apple has spent a record amount of money lobbying Trump… more…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 10:26pm -
  • 9to5Toys Last Call: Sony NC Wireless Headphones $148, iOttie iPhone Car Mount $14, Seagate 5TB Portable HDD $130, more

    9to5Toys Last Call: Sony NC Wireless Headphones $148, iOttie iPhone Car Mount $14, Seagate 5TB Portable HDD $130, more

    Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. more…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 9:59pm -
  • iOS 11 ARKit demo showcases real world navigation and Maps POI

    iOS 11 ARKit demo showcases real world navigation and Maps POI

    Less than two months after the announcement of ARKit with iOS 11 and we’ve seen a plethora of great uses of the tech from developers. From gaming to creative, humorous to utility, there are a lot of use cases. The latest useful example of ARKit shows off how informational augmented reality can improve navigation and Maps. more…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 8:30pm -
  • T-Mobile discounting iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus by up to $400 for new upgrades

    T-Mobile discounting iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus by up to $400 for new upgrades

    If you’re in the market for an iPhone now and can’t wait for new models later this year, T-Mobile is kicking off a new promotion to discount the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus for customers. The deal starts today and discounts new iPhones by up to $400 after trading in a qualified iPhone. more…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 7:50pm -
  • Verizon allegedly throttling Netflix & YouTube even before usage limits hit; VPN circumvents

    Verizon allegedly throttling Netflix & YouTube even before usage limits hit; VPN circumvents

    Unlimited data plans have to be one of the most blatant examples of false advertising. Whether you’re grandfathered into an old plan, or buy one today, deep in the small-print will be a note that the carrier reserves the right to throttle your speeds once you hit a certain usage level.But Verizon Wireless has been accused of taking this one stage further, and throttling Netflix and YouTube usage for unlimited plan users even before they hit the 22GB level at which the company says it may redu…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 7:20pm -
  • Smart Home Diary: What will & won’t make the cut in my new home?

    Smart Home Diary: What will & won’t make the cut in my new home?

    Anyone engaging me in conversation at the moment would be well advised to avoid the topic of realtors in particular, and the joys of finding, buying and selling homes in general.Progress has been rather frustratingly slow, but we will, at some point, be making the move – and one of the many items on my to-do list has been deciding what will and won’t make the cut in terms of smart home technology … more…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 6:57pm -
  • More than 10M people take part in FCC consultation on net neutrality

    More than 10M people take part in FCC consultation on net neutrality

    Some 40 tech giants calling on the public to voice their support for net neutrality appears to have been successful: more than 10.5M comments have been made on the FCC website … more…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 4:25pm -
  • Report claims LG will be exclusive battery supplier for next year’s ‘iPhone 9’

    Report claims LG will be exclusive battery supplier for next year’s ‘iPhone 9’

    Even though we are still well in the midst of iPhone 8 rumor season, a new report from The Korea Economic Daily flashes forward a year to the so-called ‘iPhone 9.’ The report claims that Apple has reached an agreement with LG Chemical for it to be the sole provider of the iPhone 9’s battery. more…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 8:26am -
  • Samsung, Google, & others formally back Apple in legal dispute with Qualcomm

    Samsung, Google, & others formally back Apple in legal dispute with Qualcomm

    Apple today has received support from a handful of tech companies in its ongoing legal dispute with Qualcomm. As reported by Reuters, the Computer & Communications Industry Association, which consists of tech companies such as Samsung, Intel, Google, Amazon, and more, today filed comments with the U.S. International Trade Commission arguing that an import ban on iPhones would hurt consumers… more…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 5:33am -
  • What’s coming to Apple Music and Beats 1 in July 2017

    What’s coming to Apple Music and Beats 1 in July 2017

    We’re halfway through July, but exclusive Apple Music and Beats 1 content continues to be announced. In June, we finally saw the release of Apple’s oft-discussed Planet of the Apps series. While many readers shared they won’t be watching it, it remains as Apple’s first steps into original content. Carpool Karaoke which had been slated for Spring, will now see an official release date on August 8th.We’ll be sure to update this list with information as it arrives, so be sure to check…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 2:49am -
  • iOS 11: How to use the new Files app

    iOS 11: How to use the new Files app

    Apple has introduced its new Files app with iOS 11 and along with it come improvements for managing, editing, and sharing your data. Follow along for a look at this new iOS app. more…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 1:44am -
  • Google Play Music for iPhone now works with Apple CarPlay 

    Google Play Music for iPhone now works with Apple CarPlay 

    Google Play Music for iOS now works with Apple’s CarPlay feature when used with compatible car systems. CarPlay support lets Google Play Music users safely control music playback from the built-in car display using a streamlined interface. more…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 11:30pm -
  • YouTube TV expands to 10 new locations around the U.S.

    YouTube TV expands to 10 new locations around the U.S.

    As announced last month, YouTube TV is now available in 10 more locations around the United States. For $35 per month, users can watch the Big Four networks, sports, and other cable channels on iOS and Apple TV (via AirPlay) clients that feature an unlimited DVR for saving movies and TV shows. more…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 11:03pm -
  • Apple is reportedly working on electric car batteries with China’s biggest battery maker

    Apple is reportedly working on electric car batteries with China’s biggest battery maker

    Last year, Apple was rumored to be working on an autonomous all-electric car codenamed ‘Project Titan’. The company later confirmed development work on an autonomous driving platform and CEO Tim Cook even referred to it as “a core technology” for the company, but it showed signs of giving up on developing an actual car.But now Apple is reportedly working on electric car batteries with China’s biggest battery maker. more…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 10:50pm -
  • Clips app adds Disney/Pixar & Apple-designed effects, has over 1M monthly unique users

    Clips app adds Disney/Pixar & Apple-designed effects, has over 1M monthly unique users

    After launching Clips for iOS back in early April, Apple is today releasing an update for the social video editing app that adds a handful of notable new features. We also confirmed that the app now has over a million monthly unique users to date. more…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 10:29pm -
  • 9to5Toys Last Call: 9.7″ iPad Pro $200 off, BeatsX Headphones $100, SanDisk 32GB Lightning Flash Drive $30, more

    9to5Toys Last Call: 9.7″ iPad Pro $200 off, BeatsX Headphones $100, SanDisk 32GB Lightning Flash Drive $30, more

    Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. more…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 10:00pm -

Cult of Mac

  • Apple Stores go green in advance of Earth Day
    One week before Earth Day, Apple has changed its iconic one color logo to a green-leafed one at select Apple Stores — echoing Apple’s goal under Tim Cook of leaving the world a better place. Retail staff will also be rocking special green shirts for the week — celebrating the fact that select brick-and-mortar retail stores belonging […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
    - 15 Apr 16, 7:51pm -
  • Apple taps Surface Pro hinge maker for super-thin MacBooks
    Apple has hit up the makers of the ultra-tiny hinges used for the Microsoft Surface Pro to come and work on its next-gen MacBooks, which will launch in the second half of 2016. It’s worth noting that this is the Surface Pro and not the innovative Surface Book we’re talking about, so don’t necessarily expect […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
    - 15 Apr 16, 7:02pm -
  • How Steve Jobs and the industrial design team saved Apple, this week on The CultCast
    This week on The CultCast: We recall how Steve Jobs and the industrial design team brought Apple back from the brink. Plus: The reason Jony Ive gave up his car for a chauffeur; one year with the Apple Watch; and we reveal the strange cultural phenomena we’ve been secretly loving in an all-new What We’re […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
    - 15 Apr 16, 6:43pm -
  • Use free Snapseed on iPad to tune your photos to best effect
    Snapseed is a free image editing app from Google that has some fantastic editing tools to make any photo even better. The killer feature here is the set of Tune Image tools that let you take a good photo and turn it into a great photo, right on your iPad, with very little effort. Here’s […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
    - 15 Apr 16, 6:30pm -
  • Apple reveals how long its devices typically last
    How many years do you use your iPhone, iPad, Apple TV or Mac before shutting it down for the last time and sending it to the big Apple Store in the sky? While Apple products are typically far more solid and long-lasting than those made by rivals, the company offers a clue in a newly released […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
    - 15 Apr 16, 4:14pm -
  • Drawings reveal new buildings inside Apple’s ‘spaceship’ campus
    More architectural renderings have surfaced showing off a few new details of Apple’s eagerly-anticipated “spaceship” campus — including ancillary buildings such as a reception center, food stations for employees, and more. Check them out below. The main reception building will reportedly be located at “the main pedestrian entrances to the Apple Campus II site,” and will be […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
    - 15 Apr 16, 3:10pm -
  • Apple reaches deal with Samsung to buy OLED iPhone displays
    Samsung: you can’t live with ’em, you can’t make iPhones without ’em, a new report reveals. Apple has reportedly brokered a deal with its long-time South Korean “frenemy” to provide OLED panels for a future iPhone, scheduled to ship in 2017. According to the alleged terms of the deal, Samsung Display will supply in the region of 100 […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
    - 15 Apr 16, 12:43pm -
  • iPhone recycling is Apple’s latest gold mine
    If this whole computer and smartwatch thing doesn’t work out, Apple could have a prosperous future in iPhone recycling. The company released its annual environmental report today, which covers 2015. While the whole thing is pretty interesting, we really started paying attention at the part where the company shared how much material its recycling initiative […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
    - 15 Apr 16, 6:58am -
  • Apple looks to paid search to ‘improve’ discoverability on App Store
    Apple seems to be looking to improve the way people find apps in the App Store. According to unnamed sources, paid search is one way Apple might both improve discoverability as well as make some money off the feature, like Google does on its own Google Play store. Paid search would let developers pay Apple […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
    - 15 Apr 16, 5:14am -
  • $2 billion lawsuit claims Apple Watch idea was stolen
    A Michigan woman is suing Apple and Nike for a combined $5 billion over claims that the two companies stole her concept for a device called a “Detachable Beeper Disc Digital Gym Shoe with Sensor.” She states that she filed a patent for her invention 20 years ago, well before the companies came up with […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
    - 15 Apr 16, 3:01am -
  • Microsoft’s one-handed iOS keyboard goes beta
    Typing on your iPhone with one hand is about to get a whole lot easier thanks to good samaritans at Microsoft that have invented a custom keyboard for iOS. Microsoft revealed today that its latest iOS app, Word Flow, just entered the beta testing phase. The new keyboard (which is different than the Hub keyboard […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
    - 15 Apr 16, 1:20am -
  • Why Jony Ive rides in a chauffeured Bentley
    The striking thing about Motor Trend‘s piece on the rumored Apple car is all the talk of the “user experience.” The various auto designers and experts interviewed by Motor Trend speculate that Apple will try to redefine the car “experience.” They talk about stuff like acoustics, and look and feel, rather than specs like miles […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
    - 14 Apr 16, 11:35pm -
  • Psst. We’re giving away $1,000 iTunes gift cards [Deals]
    You can think of iTunes like the biggest content candy store in the world, a mother lode of albums, apps, games, movies and TV shows, and on and on. If you’ve ever wondered what it’d be like to go into iTunes with a huge bag to fill as you please, today could be your lucky […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
    - 14 Apr 16, 11:25pm -
  • Instagram gets personal with ‘Videos You Might Like’
    Instagram gets personal in hopes of helping you find interesting shared videos much more easily with a new feature in the Explore area of its popular photo sharing service. Called “Videos You Might Like,” the new personalized channel can be found in the Explore grid within the mobile app. Now you can spend less time […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
    - 14 Apr 16, 11:20pm -
  • Apple lines up Manchester City star as sport ambassador
    Apple is planning to make a big advertising push during the 2016 UEFA European Championship football tournament, and Raheem Sterling could be the star of the company’s ads. Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling is reportedly close to signing a deal with Apple to become its first ever global sports ambassador from England, but the entire deal […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
    - 14 Apr 16, 10:53pm -
  • Otherwise great platformer is virtually unplayable in VR Mode [Reviews]
    Let me say this up front: Space Box is a fantastic game. It’s challenging, fun, and has some really great mechanics and art. And if you have a set of virtual-reality goggles to plunk your iPhone into, you can even play it hands-free in 3-D using head-tracking controls. And that’s where it runs into some […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
    - 14 Apr 16, 10:30pm -
  • Apple deals: Lowest prices ever on iMac, MacBook and more
    While the anticipated MacBook Pro revamp is grabbing all the headlines, we’ve got an iMac deal that should be getting your attention. Get the details on this hot buy, plus the lowest prices we’ve ever seen on a premium MacBook and a handy iPad accessory, in this week’s roundup of the best Apple deals. 27-inch […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
    - 14 Apr 16, 10:10pm -
  • Samsung’s Gear Manager app for iPhone leaks out early
    Samsung’s new Gear Manager app for iOS, which will let you pair an iPhone with the Gear S2 smartwatch, has leaked out ahead of its official debut. Testers say the app will bring a surprising amount of functionality, allowing users control music from their watch, and even sync new faces to it. Samsung has already confirmed […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
    - 14 Apr 16, 9:51pm -
  • Apple taps former Biden aide to be top lobbyist
    As Apple continues to be embroiled in ongoing encryption drama, the company has hired a former NFL lobbyist and former aide to Vice President Joe Biden to head up its new Washington office. Cynthia Hogan’s new role as vice president for public policy and government affairs for the Americas region will cover the U.S., as well […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
    - 14 Apr 16, 9:40pm -
  • The only way to benefit from the digital age is to study it [Deals]
    These days, being an entrepreneur means being a master of the digital marketplace. Savvy use of social media, search engine optimization, and developing effective work habits make the difference between thriving or floundering. This bundle of seven courses covers those and a host of other essential topics to doing business in the digital age, and […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
    - 14 Apr 16, 9:00pm -

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MacWorld

  • newThe Week in iOS Apps: Listen to your favorite longform articles on Audm

    The Week in iOS Apps: Listen to your favorite longform articles on Audm

    Apps that make you happyImage by Rob Schultz/MacworldThis week’s roundup will help you form new habits, track your productivity, and teach your kids about the world. Read on!AudmImage by AudmTo read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
    - 23 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 7:30pm -
  • Wishful thinking: Alexa fan fiction
    Hey, it’s the weekend! Who’s up for a some domination?Writing for Wired, Brian Barrett and David Pierce think Amazon is.“The first Alexa Phone gets Amazon even closer to total domination.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Nick Sayer.)There is… an Alexa Phone?That doesn’t seem possible because the Macalope feels sure there would have been nothing shy of 9 bazillion breathless pieces written about it if were even rumored let alone announced. Five of which might mention the Fire Phone in one…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jul 17, 4:30pm -
  • Pokémon: Magikarp Jump doesn't do enough with its fun premise
    Free-to-play games often look appealing, but it’s difficult to know at a glance whether the business model is insidious and fun ruining, or reasonable and worth pumping a few bucks into. With Freemium Field Test, we’ll take a recent free-to-play iOS game, put it through its paces, and let you know if it’s really worth your time (and money).Of all the many hundreds of Pokémon available in the monster-catching franchise today, the lowly Magikarp remains one of the least appreciated. The…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jul 17, 5:00am -
  • Tested: iPhone 7 adapters to make up for the missing headphone jack
    No headphone jack? No problem—or at least, not a problem that can’t be fixed with a solid adapter.Apple caused a commotion after confirming that the iPhone 7 would only sport a Lightning port. This means that all your old headphones with a 3.5mm plug would have to be hooked up to your iPhone 7 using an adapter. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus have been out since September 2016, and we still struggle from headphone jack woes.But which adapter is right for you? Here are a few choices...and one th…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jul 17, 4:05am -
  • Update to iOS 10.3.3 now: Apple patches serious Wi-Fi exploit
    iOS users should update immediately to version 10.3.3 to eliminate the risk of a Wi-Fi-based exploit that can be carried out by an attacker in proximity to a device—or potentially through a compromised Wi-Fi router—without any interaction from the user at all.In the iOS 10.3.3 update, Apple patched a bug that arises from how three models of Broadcom wireless chips, which Apple uses in iOS hardware, processes data. The chips are designed for smartphones and tablets, and aren’t used in Ma…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jul 17, 2:26am -
  • Best Buy is currently selling the HDHomeRun Connect for $70
    If you've been thinking about going the cord-cutter route, consider this a sign. Best Buy is selling the SiliconDust HDHomeRun Connect for $70 right now. This external TV tuner features two tuners, allowing you to watch over-the-air (OTA) broadcast TV on two sets or to record one show while watching the other.The Connect's specifications say it supports up to 1080p, but broadcast TV is usually 1080i. That's still 1920-by-1080 resolution, however. The one extra thing you will need in addition…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 10:25pm -
  • The Week in iOS Accessories and Cases: Louis Vuitton brings luxury to smart watches

    The Week in iOS Accessories and Cases: Louis Vuitton brings luxury to smart watches

    Woo-wee Louis!Image by Rob Schultz/MacworldThis week’s roundup includes one of the most expensive accessories we’ve ever seen. But don’t worry! There’s affordable cases, speakers, and more, too. Read on!Louis VuittonImage by Louis VuittonTo read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 7:30pm -
  • Waiting on Apple's podcast recording app—or for better GarageBand features
    Hey, Apple, where’s the podcast creation app?That’s what I found myself wondering recently after the company’s GarageBand audio-editing software got a significant revamp. There’s a new coat of paint that brings it into line with the company’s pro-level Logic suite, as well as a few new tricks—not all of which are positive—but what I found more surprising is what’s still missing. Apple clearly still intends GarageBand to be primarily aimed at musicians; that’s understandable…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 5:30pm -
  • The future of the Finder
    This is the last installment of this column, and as such, I wanted to cover one of the most important features on the Mac: the Finder. This file manager, browser, and user interface layer is the tool that people use to launch applications, work with and manage files and folders, and control pretty much everything their computer does.The early Mac was revolutionary, bringing the desktop metaphor to everyday computers. It wasn’t the first computer to use this type of interface, but it was the…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 4:30pm -
  • Best password managers of 2017: Reviews of the top products
    The best password is one you probably can't easily remember—that's why a password manager is so crucial to your online security. This guide will help you find the best tool for generating and storing strong passwords to shore up your online defenses.
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 4:00pm -
  • LastPass review: This virtual vault makes password protection effortless
    LastPass remains the standard by which all other password managers are judged.
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 3:30pm -
  • 1Password review: Capable password manager is missing some key features
    This veteran password protector emphasizes security but at the expense of automation.
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 3:30pm -
  • Cord cutting is easier and better than ever, but it’s not the right choice for every TV fan
    Cable and satellite TV can be expensive, but don’t feel guilty if you want to keep it.
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 3:30pm -
  • Sticky Password review: Strong features behind a bare-bones interface
    It looks downright dated, but this manager's password protection rivals the best.
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 3:30pm -
  • What to do when a calendar isn’t syncing to your Mac
    David Farren has a macOS calendar issue. He has two Macs, an iPhone, and an iPad mini, and after using a third-party calendar app for a year, he decided to switch back to Apple’s native Calendar apps in iOS and macOS.On one Mac and his iOS devices, all went tickety-boo: the entries he’d made in the third-party app for iCloud calendars all appropriately appeared. But his second Mac is throwing up errors.When I try to prompt it to sync with iCloud, it just brings up a message saying, “Ca…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 3:30pm -
  • Dashlane review: This password manager makes you smarter about security
    With its top-notch password auditing, Dashlane teaches you to better protect yourself online.
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 3:30pm -
  • Keeper review: A strong focus on security
    You won't find the emphasis on automation of competing password managers, but Keeper will give you peace of mind.
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 3:30pm -
  • Transmit 5 review: File transfer utility expands support for cloud services
    File-transfer programs seem like a vestige of the internet that once was. FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is one of the oldest of the internet’s standards, and it’s still in broad use. But our need to shift files around among servers we control or those run by others hasn’t decreased a bit. So many companies offer cloud-based storage and sync that you may be drowning in a multiplicity of options. For that, Panic’s updated Transmit 5 can help clear the fog away.Transmit lets you connect y…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 6:30pm -
  • Insanely Gr8: The iPhone 8 paradox
    The iPhone 8 summer of doom continues with a surprising twist that is so logically challenged it should not be viewed by small children, the infirm or those prone to episodes, even if they’re just episodes of the long-running supernatural drama, Supernatural.Which the Macalope believes is in its 427th season. He may be off by one or two seasons.Writing for The Boy Genius Report, Jacob Siegal says “Delays and an inflated price could doom the iPhone 8.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Kegan Tyle…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 5:30pm -
  • Phiaton BT 460 Bluetooth headphone review: Sleek, smart, and feature rich. But they sound best wired
    Innovative features and strong battery life set these headphones apart from the pack. Unfortunately, their Bluetooth audio performance falls short.
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 4:30pm -
  • Hoping for a small Mac mini revival
    A funny thing happened to the Mac mini last week. The single Mac model that’s the most long in the tooth surpassed 1,000 days without an update. But this shouldn’t be too surprising to Mac mini fans: that update, in October 2014, was 723 days after the previous Mac mini update, in October 2012. The quad-core Mac mini released in 2012 (and discontinued in 2014) still stands as the fastest Mac mini ever made, since the 2014 models maxed out at two processor cores.To read this article in ful…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 4:30pm -
  • What happened to Fling, Amazon's Chromecast clone on Fire TV?
    Amazon Fling was supposed to bring Chromecast-like features to Fire TV devices. Two years later, that effort has fizzled.
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 3:30pm -
  • How to use an Android Wear watch with an iPhone—and why you might want to
    Editor's note: This article originally ran in May 2016, but was updated in July 2017 to include info on Android Wear 2.0 and the latest Android Wear watches. Apple built the Apple Watch to coexist with your iPhone, and they’re a near-perfect pair if you want a connected device on your wrist. However, it’s not the only smartwatch out there for iPhone owners. The dearly departed Pebble watches are compatible, as is the Samsung Gear S3 and S2—and yes, even Google’s Android Wear watches…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 10:15am -
  • Newegg is offering a four-port USB hub for free today (after rebate)
    Periodically Newegg decides to heavily discount its Rosewill cables and connectors. Right now, the retailer has a sale on its in-house products that’ll beat even a $0.99 HDMI cable on eBay: Everything’s free. Kind of.These products are free after rebate, so you still have to pay up front. (And depending on where you live, you’ll also have to pay sales tax, which won’t get reimbursed.) After the rebate, you’ll get a gift card worth the value of the purchase. Of all the products avail…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 11:51pm -
  • Best VPN services of 2017: Reviews and buying advice
    Surfing the web through a virtual private network (VPN) can keep your identity and data safe and secure online. We show you what to look for in a VPN and help you pick the best one for your needs.
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 11:25pm -
  • Apple releases iOS 10.3.3, macOS Sierra 10.12.6, and watchOS 3.2.3 updates
    Apple on Wednesday released updates for iOS 10, macOS Sierra, and watchOS 3. Before you install any OS update, back up your device, just in case you have problems with the update and need to revert.iOS 10.3.3You can install the iOS 10.3.3 update directly on your iPhone or iPad on a wireless connection. The update is 84.6MB, and Apple says the update includes bug fixes and security improvements. Your iOS device will need to restart. Follow these steps to do the installation:Tap on the Settin…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 11:18pm -
  • Goodbye Google Now, hello new feed that obsessively tracks your interests
    Google has officially killed off the Google Now name, replacing it with a smarter, more personalized feed that aims to deliver only the most relevant information to your phone.
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 10:46pm -
  • Save 38% on the TP-LINK Wi-Fi Smart Plug, Works with Amazon Alexa - Deal Alert
    The TP-LINK HS100 smart plug is quite simply a power outlet that you can control from anywhere. Using your smartphone, you can turn devices on & off, set programs to turn them on & off at set times while you're away, or engage a "countdown timer" which powers the switch off after a set amount of time. Installation is simple -- just plug a device into your smart plug and connect to your wifi network. The HS100 is also compatible with Amazon Alexa, for voice control. Buy multiple plugs and get…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 7:15pm -
  • Get $100 off Amazon Echo When You Buy 2 Right Now - Deal Alert
    Put 2 Echo devices in your cart and Amazon will credit you back $100 right now, effectively pricing each one at $129.99 vs. the typical $179.99 list price. But you'll have to use a special code at checkout, to activate the discount: ECHO2PACK. Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice. Echo connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more—instantly. All you have to do is ask. Echo has seven microphones and…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 7:13pm -
  • How to replace the missing optical-digital audio output on newer Macs
    Jeff K. has a bone to pick with Apple:I have a great set of speakers that I connected to my old iMac with a optical audio/mini-plug cable through the headphone jack. They had terrific sound. Imagine my surprise then when I connected the cable to the headphone jack on my new iMac and it wasn’t recognized. I called Apple, and it turns out someone decided to change that part of the audio electronics. No more digital optical. My speakers already have a DAC [digital-to-analog converter] built i…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 5:30pm -