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Topic: macOS

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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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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