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Topic: macOS

WWDC19: SwiftUI was the brightest star in a galaxy of new ideas

06/19/2019, 02:06 pm

I talked to lots of developers at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference, from fresh-faced scholarship winners entirely new to WWDC to an experienced veteran who reported having first attended Apple's annual dev event back in 1991. The unanimous answer to "what's the most exciting thing you saw this week?" was SwiftUI, hands down.

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Apple News, Stocks, Home getting a Catalyst upgrade in macOS Catalina

06/19/2019, 02:06 pm

Apple is planning to upgrade News, Stocks, Voice Memos and Home -- the first four apps converted from iOS to macOS under Marzipan, now known as Project Catalyst, software head Craig Federighi said on Wednesday.

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Mac page design app Affinity Publisher comes out of beta

06/19/2019, 01:06 pm

The long-awaited page layout app Affinity Publisher has launched after an extended public beta period. Alongside its own design tools, the app leverages its sister Affinity products to create a publishing workflow.

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Reminder: iWork '09 & some iMovie files won't work in macOS Catalina

06/19/2019, 11:06 am

If you've been hanging on to a popular version of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, or have some iMovie files relying on older plugins, time's up. You're going to have to take some steps in order to move to macOS Catalina.

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Apple has expanded authorized repair services to Best Buy

06/19/2019, 10:06 am

Apple has announced that nearly 1,000 Best Buy stores are now Apple-authorized service centers, giving customers more locations for repair for the Mac, iPad and iPhone.

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Apple issues second iOS 13, iPadOS 13, tvOS 13, watchOS 6, macOS 10.15 betas

06/17/2019, 01:06 pm

Apple has moved on to its second round of betas for its milestone releases, offering developers new builds of iOS 13, iPadOS 13, tvOS 13, watchOS 6 and macOS 10.15 Catalina for testing.

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Microsoft brings native version of To-Do to macOS

06/17/2019, 10:06 am

Microsoft has released a native Mac version of To-Do, its day planner and checklist app ultimately intended to replace Wunderlist.

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Aspyr ends 32-bit Mac game sales in shift to 64-bit support only

06/17/2019, 09:06 am

Game publisher Aspyr is ceasing sale of its 32-bit Mac game catalog on Tuesday, with Monday being the last day the company is offering the titles for purchase, citing Apple's shift of macOS to 64-bit and end of support for 32-bit as the reason for the change.

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Best Alternatives to Adobe Illustrator for iOS and Mac

06/16/2019, 01:06 pm

Adobe Illustrator used to be the gold standard for graphic design for years, but due to an increasingly expensive subscription model, many users are moving away from it. Here's our list of our favorite vector-based design software.

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Cellebrite says it can pull data from any iOS device ever made

06/15/2019, 09:06 am

Israeli mobile device forensics company Cellebrite proclaimed on Friday that it can break into any iOS device, including those running iOS 12.3.

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Apple restricts online Apple Store access to newer versions of Safari and macOS

06/14/2019, 07:06 pm

In a move presumably designed to protect customers from potential online threats, Apple recently changed access requirements of its online store to restrict compatibility to more current versions of macOS and Safari.

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How to use Tags in macOS Mojave and Catalina

06/14/2019, 01:06 pm

Apple seems to have decided that tags for the Mac didn't need changes, with no improvements coming in macOS Catalina. Yet, when you know how to use what we've already got, tags can become a superb way to organize your files.

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Patch for macOS Mojave fixes Boot Camp issue on Fusion Drive Macs

06/13/2019, 02:06 pm

Apple has issued a patch for macOS Mojave 10.14.5 that fixes a problem with Boot Camp, one that prevents users from using the tool to produce a new partition on some Macs equipped with a Fusion Drive.

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Apple updates Logic Pro X with performance upgrades for 2019 Mac Pro

06/13/2019, 01:06 pm

Apple on Thursday updated Logic Pro X, its audio workflow suite, in order to lift performance caps ahead of the launch of a new Mac Pro this fall.

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Dashboard has been permanently pulled from macOS Catalina

06/13/2019, 09:06 am

Apple is scrubbing references to Dashboard from WebKit, the engine underlying Safari, hammering a final nail in the coffin for the feature ahead of this fall's macOS Catalina.

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Best alternatives to Adobe Photoshop for iOS and Mac

06/12/2019, 07:06 pm

Adobe Photoshop has been the number one app for most photographers and digital artists for decades. But with a plethora of other apps available it may not be the best one for you -- and we have suggestions.

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Apple releases fourth iOS 12.4, third tvOS 12.4 & watchOS 5.3, second macOS 10.14.6 developer betas

06/11/2019, 01:06 pm

Apple has provided participants of its developer beta program the fourth test build of iOS 12.4, along with the second build of macOS Mojave 10.14.6, and third builds of watchOS 5.3 and tvOS 12.4.

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Editorial: Siri is greatly improved in iPadOS and iOS 13, but we still need more

06/10/2019, 01:06 pm

Apple's Siri is always said to lag behind its competitors, but Apple has made giant strides with it. Even still, though, there are a few really key things we still long to see added.

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Apple's Screen Time for macOS Catalina is a tool, not a nanny

06/09/2019, 01:06 pm

Screen Time on the Mac will prevent you over-using social media and it will encourage you to step away from your Mac. Yet it's still up to you whether or how much you let it help you.

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Project Catalyst aims to bring apps to the Mac, enhance titles for iPad

06/08/2019, 03:06 pm

Project Catalyst is designed to enable many of the existing one million iPad apps to also work natively on the Mac in a way that's effectively indistinguishable from existing Mac software and transparent to users. At the same time, it's also expected to help fuel the supply of iPad optimized apps. Here's how.

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