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2019

App & Web developers asked to put 'Sign in with Apple' above all other sign-in buttons

Wednesday June 05, 2019

Apple's rules for the upcoming "Sign in with Apple" feature in iOS 13 include urging developers to put its button above any social media alternatives, according to official Human Interface Guidelines.

How iPhones and iPads back up & synchronize with iOS 13 and macOS Catalina

Wednesday June 05, 2019

With macOS Catalina, Apple's iTunes has been broken up into discrete apps. Alongside that action, is the migration of iPad and iPhone synchronization to someplace obvious -- the Finder itself.

Hands on with our favorite features in macOS Catalina

Wednesday June 05, 2019

Apple is bringing sweeping changes to macOS 10.15 Catalina, and we've gone hands-on to highlight the biggest and best features of the new update.

Mouse support in iOS 13 and iPadOS includes USB and Bluetooth devices

Tuesday June 04, 2019

Apple on Tuesday elaborated on mouse support in iOS 13 and iPadOS, saying both USB and Bluetooth devices will be recognized by the operating systems. The company made it clear, however, that the feature is designed specifically for a subset of users who have difficulty interacting with touch screen interfaces.

ARKit 3 features restricted to latest iPhones and iPads

Tuesday June 04, 2019

Apple's upcoming ARKit 3 feature set, which include People Occlusion and motion capture, will only be available to users of current-generation iPhones and iPads, the company revealed this week.

Cook: iPhone is 'made everywhere,' but US would be 'hurt most' from tariff

Tuesday June 04, 2019

Apple CEO Tim Cook in a CBS Evening News interview aired Tuesday touched on hot-button issues like the U.S.-China trade war, saying his company has not yet been impacted by the international scrum. He also commented on recent scrutiny of Apple's outsized presence in the tech sector, its efforts to curb so-called device addiction and more.

Apple finally kills vestigial Dashboard in macOS Catalina

Tuesday June 04, 2019

After digging around in the first macOS 10.15 Catalina beta, one thing has become abundantly clear -- Dashboard is officially getting phased out in favor of Notification Center.

Fraud ring stole $19M worth of iPhones, other hardware from stores across the US

Tuesday June 04, 2019

Using fake IDs, an organized group of thieves posed as customers buying new phones and spreading the cost out over long-term contracts. The group operated for at least seven years before being caught.

Twitter for Mac returns this fall with macOS Catalina, built with Project Catalyst

Tuesday June 04, 2019

After a contentious decision to discontinue its Mac client last year, Twitter on Tuesday said it is working to bring the popular app back to Apple desktops and laptops in time for the release of macOS 10.15 Catalina.

Apple posts WWDC Platform State of the Union video with deeper dive on new features

Tuesday June 04, 2019

Apple delivered it's Platform State of the Union yesterday, announcing major overhauls and new tools for the way that developers create apps. Apple has posted a video of the presentation, with the main things for developers to focus on for the rest of the event.

Apple eases up on third-party parental control app restrictions, introduces new MDM guidelines

Tuesday June 04, 2019

Perhaps worried about imminent antitrust probes by the U.S. government, Apple has reportedly eased off on rules concerning parental control apps that use mobile device management (MDM) and virtual private network (VPN) technology to track and limit user screen time.

How to master Dark Mode in iOS 13 & iPadOS

Tuesday June 04, 2019

Apple put a significant amount of effort into developing Dark Mode on iPhone and iPad. Here is everything you need to know to master the new inky appearance when iOS 13 is available for all, later in 2019.

Apple Car could have battery-filled floor and reinforced wide-opening doors

Tuesday June 04, 2019

Apple is continuing to come up with new designs for essential elements of a car, potentially as part of its "Project Titan" vehicular efforts, with ideas surrounding how to improve the floor assemblies and doors that make up a considerable portion of a vehicle's body to be stronger and to accommodate more batteries.

'Sign in with Apple' about convenience of social media sign-on 'without the tracking part'

Tuesday June 04, 2019

Apple's "Sign in with Apple" feature, coming to iOS 13 apps this fall, is about acknowledging the convenience of social media sign-on options from Google, Facebook, and Twitter without the "heavy privacy price," the company's software technology VP said in an interview.

Apple is not deleting your iTunes or movie purchases, and it isn't getting out of media sales

Tuesday June 04, 2019

It's true that Apple likes the Apple Music streaming service, and it is true that it's breaking up iTunes into separate apps. Nothing else you've heard is true, in particular the rumors that Apple is getting out of media sales are completely bogus -- and you're not going to lose anything with macOS Catalina because Apple wants it gone.

Apple releases 'For All Mankind' trailer to YouTube

Tuesday June 04, 2019

Apple has released the trailer for its space race drama 'For All Mankind,' a show that forms part of its Apple TV+ roster, posting the video clip to YouTube after first airing it during Monday's WWDC keynote address.

How to prepare for macOS Catalina by organizing your iTunes library

Tuesday June 04, 2019

You've got years upon years of music, film and TV clogging up your library and you're not really sure where it all is. Take some time now to let your Mac sort out your iTunes library before you move to macOS Catalina.

Craig Federighi says iPadOS created because iPad is now a 'truly distinct experience'

Tuesday June 04, 2019

The splintering of the iPad-specific "iPadOS" from the iPhone's "iOS" is due to it being a "truly distinct experience" separate from the company's other platforms, according to Apple's Craig Federighi in a post-WWDC keynote interview.

Early 'Find My' code appears to back reports of Tile-style 'tag' tracker

Tuesday June 04, 2019

Code uncovered by an iOS developer appears to support rumors that that Apple's Find My app will support an unannounced Tile-like tracking device.

Apple's Mac Pro efforts started well before the April 2017 announcement

Tuesday June 04, 2019

Apple had the new Mac Pro in the works for several years, even before the declarations in early 2017 that it was being worked on, making it clear that this is a carefully crafted machine with serious thought behind what went into it.