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Topic: macOS

Top 5 utilities that every new Mac user needs

07/19/2018, 01:07 pm

They're not your everyday workhorse apps like a word processor or spreadsheet, but these extras are what makes it worth having a Mac. AppleInsider picks the utilities that pack the most punch.

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Hands On: Fantastical 2.5 adds scheduling updates and Meetup support to the Mac

07/18/2018, 10:07 am

AppleInsider tries out the small but significant improvements in Wednesday's release of Fantastical 2.5, that all aim to keep this macOS calendar app a power user's favorite

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Test suggests 2018 MacBook Pro can't keep up with Intel Core i9 chip's thermal demands

07/17/2018, 09:07 pm

Technology-centric YouTuber Dave Lee claims the thermal design of Apple's latest 15-inch MacBook Pro does not provide sufficient cooling for Intel's Core i9 processor, causing the chip to throttle down performance to prevent serious damage.

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Apple issues third macOS Mojave beta to public beta testers

07/17/2018, 05:07 pm

Following Apple's release of a fourth macOS Mojave developer beta, the company on Tuesday pushed out a third evaluation version of the upcoming Mac operating system to members of its public beta program.

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These are the top five best Menubar apps for your Mac

07/17/2018, 03:07 pm

Menubar apps are the unsung heroes of your Mac. After a decade of trying just about everything that's come down the pipeline, AppleInsider tells you about the very best ones ranging from tools you use every day to once in a blue moon lifesavers.

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How and when to turn CDs, DVDs or folders into disk image files on macOS

07/17/2018, 12:07 pm

Apple's macOS makes it easy to create disk images, the virtual equivalent of physical media. You already use them every time you install an app on your Mac but you can also exploit them for archiving and sharing your own work. AppleInsider shows you how to do it, and what to do with them after you're done.

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Hands on with Apple's new Unicode 11 emoji coming later this year

07/16/2018, 06:07 pm

Apple on Monday previewed a new set of emoji coming later this year to iOS, watchOS and macOS. Take a sneak peek at the more than 70 new characters you can expect to see on your Apple device in this video.

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Apple issues fourth developer beta of macOS 10.14 Mojave

07/16/2018, 04:07 pm

Apple has issued the fourth beta of macOS 10.14 Mojave to developers for testing, with fourth betas for Apple's other milestone operating system releases also likely to arrive in the near future.

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Apple teases upcoming emoji additions in iOS and macOS to mark World Emoji Day

07/16/2018, 02:07 pm

Apple is celebrating World Emoji Day on July 17 by sharing what some of the new emoji arriving to iOS, macOS, and watchOS later this year will look like, with the new batch featuring new hair options for characters and more expressions.

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Hands on with the new Apple and Blackmagic Thunderbolt 3 eGPU

07/15/2018, 11:07 am

Along with Thursday's 2018 Macbook Pro refresh, Apple also announced a partnership with Blackmagic Design which resulted in a new external GPU with an 8GB AMD Radeon Pro 580 GPU -- and AppleInsider has it on the test bench.

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App Roundup: Astropad, Oilist, Cthulhu Chronicles, Farrago, more!

07/14/2018, 07:07 am

In the constantly-changing landscape of the App Store and the software marketplace, new apps and updates to existing titles are announced all the time. AppleInsider highlights some of the more notable app introductions and software updates for iOS and macOS that surfaced in the past week.

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First look: Apple's 2018 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

07/13/2018, 09:07 pm

Our new 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is already in for testing after orders for Apple's latest professional laptop went live on Thursday. Read on for our first look at each new feature, benchmarks for the new quad-core CPU and a comparison with a top-spec 2017 15-inch MacBook Pro.

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LG UltraFine 4K, 5K & Apple Thunderbolt monitors can be used as True Tone displays

07/13/2018, 02:07 pm

Apple has detailed True Tone features in the 2018 MacBook Pro, with some surprising displays on a list of compatible monitors.

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Apple says the 2018 MacBook Pro keyboard doesn't improve reliability, and that's not great

07/13/2018, 09:07 am

While repair data collated by AppleInsider continues to suggest that Apple has made some reliability improvements in the MacBook Pro keyboard in the past year, there appears to be no changes made to the third generation butterfly switch keyboard beyond a quieter typing experience -- but there should have been.

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Apple warns last Photo Print Products orders must go out before Sept. 30

07/12/2018, 11:07 am

Apple on Thursday began alerting Photos users on the Mac that it will stop taking orders for its Photo Print Products service after Sept. 30 this year.

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Maxed out 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro at $6699 isn't Apple's most expensive laptop ever

07/12/2018, 09:07 am

The 15-inch MacBook Pro configured to the hilt is a very expensive machine, but it isn't even Apple's most expensive laptop in history.

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Apple refreshes MacBook Pro with six-core processors, 32GB of RAM

07/12/2018, 08:07 am

Apple's MacBook Pro refresh features up to six-core processors, a 32GB of RAM option, a True Tone display on some models, and a new quieter third-generation keyboard.

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Apple issues minor update to third beta of macOS Mojave for developers

07/11/2018, 11:07 am

Developers received a slight update to the third beta of macOS 10.14 Mojave today, following the original beta three last week, and Monday's public release of macOS 10.13.6.

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Apple brings AirPlay 2 to Mac with the release of macOS High Sierra 10.13.6

07/09/2018, 05:07 pm

Apple completed an update of its four major platforms -- iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS -- on Monday with the release of macOS High Sierra 10.13.6, delivering AirPlay 2 and various performance improvements to the Mac operating system.

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The Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro is well implemented, but serves no useful purpose

07/07/2018, 03:07 pm

With the 2016 MacBook Pro came polarization of the user base. It wasn't just over USB-C, but also Apple's new Touch Bar as well.

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