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Topic: macOS

Hands on with Apple's new voice control accessibility feature in iOS 13

06/07/2019, 12:06 pm

Accessibility is getting a major upgrade in iOS 13 and macOS Catalina -- adding not just the ability to use a mouse with iOS, but also granting users the ability to control their devices using only their voice.

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Apple's Craig Federighi says Catalyst will boost quality of both Mac & iPad apps

06/06/2019, 03:06 pm

Catalyst, meant to simplify porting apps between iPads and the Mac, offers the potential of improving the quality of apps on both platforms, said Apple software engineering head Craig Federighi in an podcast interview published on Thursday.

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Google Stadia game streaming launching in November with $129 'Founder's Edition' hardware

06/06/2019, 01:06 pm

Google on Thursday revealed key details of its upcoming Stadia service, which will let people stream A-list games to the Mac without having to own a high-end console or PC.

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Sidecar in macOS Catalina is limited to newer Macs, but there's a work-around

06/06/2019, 08:06 am

Sidecar, a feature in macOS 10.15 Catalina that can turn an iPad into a second monitor for a Mac, may be limited to only a small selection of newer Macs at first, with the first beta of the operating system preventing it from being used on a large number of older Macs.

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Editorial: Apple's WWDC 2019 was far more than just the Mac Pro and Apple Pro Display XDR

06/06/2019, 07:06 am

This year's WWDC keynote announcements were unusual for Apple in how broad and deep they were, amplified by sessions throughout the event that will ultimately bring a great deal to every single Mac and iOS user.

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Apple's Federighi and Joswiak talk iOS 13, macOS, Mac Pro and more in interview

06/05/2019, 11:06 pm

Following the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, Apple executives Craig Federighi and Greg Joswiak went into more detail about Monday's announcements, including how the Mac Pro had to be 'something special,' and how iPadOS is less of a marketing ploy and more something that was needed for iPad as a platform.

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Apple's Find My feature requires two devices, boasts extreme security safeguards

06/05/2019, 06:06 pm

A report on Wednesday digs deep into Apple's new Find My service, an upcoming iOS 13 and macOS Catalina feature that leverages encrypted crowdsourced data to pinpoint the location of a missing or stolen iPhone, iPad or Mac.

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How to use your iPad as a display in macOS Catalina with Sidecar [u]

06/05/2019, 06:06 pm

In macOS Catalina, an iPad running iPadOS can be a secondary display for your Mac with a single click using Sidecar. Here is everything you need to know to use Sidecar for yourself, when Catalina and iPadOS ship.

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iTunes isn't dead! It's faster, streamlined and renamed Apple Music in macOS Catalina

06/05/2019, 02:06 pm

Don't panic! Apple has issued a new support document clarifying that in macOS Catalina, "all your favorite iTunes features, including the iTunes Store, will soon be available in three new and more focused apps."

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Affinity releases major Photo, Designer updates suited for new Mac Pro, Pro Display XDR

06/05/2019, 01:06 pm

Serif's Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer have received updates to version 1.7 today, receiving enhanced GPU compute acceleration, HDR monitor support, and a new memory management system.

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

06/05/2019, 09:06 am

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.

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Hands on with our favorite features in macOS Catalina

06/05/2019, 09:06 am

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.

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Apple finally kills vestigial Dashboard in macOS Catalina

06/04/2019, 06:06 pm

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.

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

06/04/2019, 05:06 pm

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.

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How to prepare for macOS Catalina by organizing your iTunes library

06/04/2019, 01:06 pm

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.

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Apple's break-up of iTunes will have little impact on libraries and playback for Mac users

06/04/2019, 12:06 pm

Starting in the next release of MacOS, Apple is replacing iTunes in favor of three new apps -- Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and Apple TV. Here's a look at what you can expect to see once Apple makes the split.

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Full WWDC 2019 keynote now available to view on-demand

06/04/2019, 07:06 am

Apple has started to offer a replay of its Worldwide Developers Conference keynote address, with the full two-hour presentation available to view by attendees wanting to see all of the new announcements relating to iOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS, and iPadOS.

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Apple folds bug reporting into Feedback Assistant, discontinues Bug Reporter

06/04/2019, 12:06 am

In a major change to its bug reporting system, Apple on Monday announced the deprecation of its standalone Bug Reporter service, the capabilities of which are now folded into the Feedback Assistant app for iOS and Mac.

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Apple's macOS Catalina is first to require app notarization by default

06/03/2019, 04:06 pm

Apps that have not passed through Apple's software security process will be prevented from running on macOS Catalina by an updated version of Gatekeeper.

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Apple reveals which Macs will run macOS Catalina

06/03/2019, 03:06 pm

Users looking to benefit from Apple's forthcoming macOS Catalina innovations will need to have a desktop Mac or MacBook Pro from 2012 or later, or a MacBook from 2015 onwards.

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