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Topic: macOS

How to make your own custom iPhone ringtones with GarageBand for macOS

04/09/2018, 03:04 pm

While Apple's tone store is stocked with a huge collection of sounds an iPhone could play for a ringtone, it is also possible to customize an iOS device with a unique ringtone of your own creation. AppleInsider explains how to get a ringtone out of a Mac's GarageBand project and into your iPhone's tone collection.

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Final Cut Pro 10.4.1 update with ProRes RAW now available

04/09/2018, 11:04 am

Apple on Monday released its expected Final Cut Pro X 10.4.1 update, introducing a new video format -- ProRes RAW -- and improved closed captioning support.

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How to make typing in macOS like iOS with auto capitalization, double-space periods, and word prediction

04/09/2018, 08:04 am

Apple has always offered assistance to iPhone and iPad users typing on their devices using the onscreen keyboard, automatically fixing some common mistakes and providing spelling and next word suggestions. AppleInsider shows how some of these features are also available to use in macOS.

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Apple poaches ex-Amazon, HP executive for growing software team

04/06/2018, 06:04 pm

Apple has made a second big hire in a week, with the latest being an HP executive who was previously the chief technology officer of the "Lab126" devices group at Amazon and a vice president of software for the Kindle ecosystem.

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How to unclutter your Mac's desktop by opening windows in tabs

04/05/2018, 02:04 pm

Many Safari users will be familiar with tabs, a way to have multiple webpages open within a single browser window, but Safari is not the only application to offer this handy organization option. AppleInsider tells you how to start using tabs away from the browser, to help reduce the number of windows on the Mac desktop.

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Final Cut Pro X update brings ProRes RAW format, improved closed captioning

04/05/2018, 11:04 am

Apple has introduced a new update coming April 9 to Final Cut Pro X, with version 10.4.1 introducing ProRes RAW, combining the visual and workflow benefits of RAW video with the performance of ProRes.

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How to use Parental Controls in macOS to limit access to features and apps

04/04/2018, 03:04 pm

Providing children and others access to your Mac can be an issue if left unmonitored, as giving free reign could cause the younger users to see inappropriate material or perform unwanted actions that could drastically affect the Mac's performance. AppleInsider explains how to use the Parental Controls already built into macOS to limit what can be done on accounts.

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macOS 10.13.4 update breaks Duet Display, Air Display & USB DisplayLink drivers

04/04/2018, 12:04 pm

Apple's recent macOS 10.13.4 update is causing some havoc among people using screen extenders like Duet Display and Air Display, as well as USB DisplayLink-connected monitors.

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Stop panicking about Apple's rumored switch from Intel to its own chips in the Mac

04/04/2018, 09:04 am

A lot has been made about Apple's possible shift to the A-series processor in the Mac starting in 2020 -- but this isn't the first time that Apple has convinced a generation to change hardware architectures.

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Apple issues first macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 beta to developers

04/03/2018, 06:04 pm

Following the release of macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 on Friday, Apple has restarted the operating system testing cycle once again, issuing its first beta of macOS 10.13.5 to developers enrolled in Apple's testing program on Tuesday.

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Video: Everything you need to know about AirPlay 2 in iOS 11.4

04/03/2018, 12:04 pm

AirPlay 2 will bring new enhancements to streaming audio on the HomePod, Apple TV, iOS devices, and third-party speakers. We went hands-on to see how it works.

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Apple planning to ditch Intel chips in Macs for its own custom silicon in 2020

04/02/2018, 02:04 pm

Apple is expected to ditch Intel's x86 architecture using its own chips in the Mac as soon as 2020, with the fruits of project "Kalamata" similar to a move that it has pulled twice before.

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Apple's Business Manager provides web-based IT management, launches this spring

04/01/2018, 12:04 am

In a move that flew under the radar with this week's iPad launch and education announcements, Apple began the quiet promotion of a new web-based business management platform to deploy and manage iOS, macOS, and tvOS devices.

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How to add AirDrop to the Dock in macOS to quickly send files to a nearby iPhone or iPad

03/31/2018, 10:03 pm

AirDrop is one of the quickest and easiest ways to transfer files between macOS and iOS devices, but performing a small change in macOS can make it even simpler to start using straight away. AppleInsider shows how to add this handy file-sharing tool to your Mac's dock, ready to initiate transfers at a moment's notice.

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Apple details eGPU support in macOS 10.13.4 High Sierra, notes no Nvidia support

03/30/2018, 10:03 am

The release of macOS 10.13.4 brings with it official external GPU support by Apple, but the company is recommending specific enclosures/chassis and cards, excluding ones some people might hope to use.

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Apple debuts macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 with Business Chat and eGPU support

03/29/2018, 07:03 pm

Apple today updated macOS to version 10.13.4, bringing new features like Business Chat in Messages and support for external GPU (eGPU) enclosures to Mac users.

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How to keep your Mac data secure from visitors by using Guest Accounts

03/28/2018, 11:03 pm

In situations where a visitor wants to use your Mac for a task, providing them access via your personal account may be an unwise move, especially if it isn't someone you completely trust. AppleInsider explains how to set up a guest account in macOS that provides access without endangering your personal data.

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iMac Pro's Space Gray Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, Magic Trackpad 2 now available individually

03/27/2018, 12:03 pm

After four months of only being available to iMac Pro owners, the Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad, Magic Mouse 2, Magic Trackpad 2 are available to all.

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Apple's Schoolwork App & ClassKit API let teachers deliver assignments via the Cloud; Classroom coming to Mac

03/27/2018, 12:03 pm

Apple's continued push to make Mac and iPad central to education has been detailed at its 'Field Trip' event, with the Classroom app making the jump from iOS to Mac later this year, as well as a cloud-based Schoolwork app for teachers to provide assignments and handouts to students.

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Apple issues seventh macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 beta for testing

03/26/2018, 05:03 pm

Exactly one week after issuing its last macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 beta to developers, Apple on Monday released a seventh version of the evaluation software for testing.

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