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Topic: Mac OS X

Apple will release macOS Mojave on September 24

09/12/2018, 03:09 pm

The macOS Mojave release date has been confirmed by Tim Cook at Special Event conclusion, with it coming a week after iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12.

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Looking back at Steve Jobs's NeXT, Inc -- the most successful failure ever

09/12/2018, 10:09 am

It seems little went right for NeXT and certainly nothing remains of this once promising company -- except that it is the reason Apple survives and it's how the web began. AppleInsider on the peculiar story of the company Steve Jobs formed after leaving Apple on September 12, 1985.

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What app-specific iCloud passwords are and when Apple forces you to use them

09/10/2018, 01:09 pm

Sometimes, an app wants your iCloud credentials for legitimate reasons, and Apple has app-specific passwords to keep your data safe -- but, there are limits to them that Apple doesn't mention. AppleInsider shows you what they do, plus how and when to use them.

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Evernote might be in trouble, so here's how to get your notes out of it completely and safely

09/05/2018, 02:09 pm

We wish the company well -- but while there's any chance it's in trouble, we at least want a backup of our information, and we want it accessible in one of the firm's rivals. There's much more to backing up than copying notes, though, so AppleInsider shows you how to be certain you save everything.

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Remote macOS exploit using custom URL schemes demonstrated by security researcher

09/05/2018, 12:09 am

Researchers demoed a recently discovered exploit in macOS that allows malware to be remotely installed on a target machine through the use of custom URL handlers in Safari.

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Skype users can now record calls on Mac and iOS

09/04/2018, 08:09 pm

Microsoft on Tuesday added call recording functionality to its Skype voice and video calling service, an oft-requested feature that will add platform value for a wide swath of users, from professionals to on-the-go podcasters.

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How to work around Split View's rough edges on the Mac to make it the tool it should be

09/04/2018, 11:09 am

If you've ever used this macOS feature, you know it's useful -- but you also how clunky it is when you want to stop or to change the apps in view. AppleInsider shows you the quickest ways to use it and when alternative apps are better.

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Beyond the new 'iPhone Xs,' what to expect from Apple's Sept. 12 'Gather round' special event

08/30/2018, 04:08 pm

Now the invitation is out, you could brace yourself for speculation, wild predictions, a lot of wishful thinking, and a few Apple leaks. AppleInsider examines Apple's hardware lineup, detailing what we might see -- and exactly why.

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How to use Keynote's hidden presentation features to hold your audience's attention

08/28/2018, 12:08 pm

It isn't enough to finely craft a Keynote presentation if it is poorly delivered, AppleInsider examines the many ways that Apple's Keynote can help improve how you actually present your slideshow to audiences.

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Hands on: Airmail 3.6 for Mac updated with fix for security issue

08/27/2018, 03:08 pm

Together with its companion iOS app, Airmail is far from perfect but its features are well worth the quirks now that it has been patched. AppleInsider checks it out, post-security update.

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How to use Apple's Keynote on the Mac and iPad to prepare compelling presentations

08/27/2018, 02:08 pm

AppleInsider looks at the little-used extra tools in Keynote that make creating presentations faster, clearer and more powerful.

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Testing an AMD WX 9100 eGPU with the 15-inch i9 MacBook Pro

08/25/2018, 11:08 am

Apple's eGPU support extends beyond consumer-grade cards. AppleInsider takes a look at the AMD Radeon Pro WX 9100 GPU workstation card, inside a Sonnet eGFX 650 Breakaway Box.

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How to find Apple's Numbers power spreadsheet features behind the simplicity

08/24/2018, 12:08 pm

Numbers is still seen as a lite version of Excel but Apple's spreadsheet is exceptionally powerful -- it just keeps as much of that power hidden away as it can. AppleInsider adds up all the time-saving benefits that are just a click away.

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Hands on: TextSoap 8 cleans up your text for online and publishers

08/23/2018, 02:08 pm

TextSoap 8 is supremely handy, easy to start. and hard to master -- but so very powerful for writers of all ability levels.

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What's new in macOS Mojave beta 8

08/22/2018, 11:08 am

The eighth beta of macOS Mojave was released on Monday and while we are close to release, it seems we could still stand to see a few more performance improvements ahead of the full release.

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Hands on: Dark Sky weather app for iOS brightens up with new at-a-glance view

08/22/2018, 09:08 am

Its excellent data is now clearer, becoming slightly odder later. AppleInsider checks out the forecast.

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Here are three quick and easy alternatives to Back to My Mac in macOS Mojave

08/21/2018, 03:08 pm

Apple's Mojave is dropping macOS's long-standing remote access feature but it's no loss, as long as you're prepared. AppleInsider details the alternatives you can use right now.

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Apple axes Back to My Mac in macOS Mojave

08/21/2018, 02:08 pm

Back to My Mac will be no more once macOS Mojave is released this fall. Apple on Tuesday made the discontinuation official by notifying customers of the removal, and sharing a support document outlining the changes.

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New 'professional' Mac mini, low-cost MacBook refresh coming soon says report

08/20/2018, 03:08 pm

Apple appears poised to add a "professional" Mac mini to its product line later in 2018, and has a new low-cost MacBook in the works.

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How to curate your own reading list with the Instapaper and Pocket apps

08/20/2018, 02:08 pm

We are all swamped with information, yet we also can't help ourselves looking out more for both work and pleasure. When you need to collate articles or you just want a good read, use Pocket or Instapaper. AppleInsider goes browsing to explain why and how.

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