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How to check your Mac for 32-bit apps before Apple drops support

We recently reported that Apple is now beginning to warn users about 32-bit applications potentially not working in a future version of macOS. The alert that appears on macOS is surprisingly vague and doesn’t give much detail on what to do next.<p>Follow along as we guide you through how to check …

Apps

How to Group Mac App Icons More Prominently in Your Dock

In macOS, the Dock provides convenient one-click access to your most frequently used Mac applications. The simplest way to organize docked apps is to click and drag them into your preferred place, but here we're going to show you a lesser-known trick for arranging docked items more clearly.<p>To …

Operating Systems

Revisiting the forgotten history of obscure Apple accessories

For many iPhone X owners, two of the most hotly anticipated upcoming Apple products are accessories. Both previewed during last fall’s keynote address at Steve Jobs Theater, the AirPower wireless charging mat and AirPods wireless charging case arrive on the heels of another high-profile Apple …

iPod

This Pocket-Sized Sensor Can Identify The Exact Color of Anything

Take the guesswork out of color-matching.<p>If you're upgrading your home and need to paint your walls to match a certain color, the human eyes has its limitations. That's where the Nix Mini Color Sensor comes in.<p>This pocket-sized spheroid capable of identifying colors instantaneously. Just place it …

Hands-on w/ the iPhone-size ‘Crave Plus’ 10,000 mAh Portable Charger + 40% off deal [Video]

The Crave Plus is a portable charger with an iPhone-like design that packs in an impressive 10,000 mAh battery to charge your iPhone and other devices up to 3 times. Thanks to our sponsor Crave, 9to5 readers can get an exclusive 40% off for a limited time.<p>Get Crave Plus for 40% off with promo code …

Review: The Zoom iQ7 Lightning mic is a suitable companion to your Shot on iPhone toolkit

While I’ve been highly impressed with the video capabilities of recent iPhone cameras, the accompanying microphone has always left something to be desired. Recently, I found myself in need of a more professional audio solution for on the go video. Looking for an affordable, compact, and high …

The best mobile photo-editing apps

There's no shortage of photo-editing apps for mobile devices. But if you want to graduate beyond Instagram filters, the sheer number of listings on the App Store or Google Play can be overwhelming. We've sifted through dozens to find the ones worth your time (and money, in some cases).<p>A word about …

Best iOS games of 2017

2017 has been one heck of a year for iOS gaming fans. From action-oriented arcade blasters to strategy games so deep they should come with a warning, just about every genre has been well represented.<p>Distilling hundreds of great titles down to a single shortlist isn’t easy, but we’ve done our best. …

App Store

30 free macOS apps every Mac user should have

Powerful Mac apps that won't break the bankThere’s something of a misconception when it comes to the Mac. While powerful tools like Photoshop or …

Apps

My Must-Have Mac Apps, 2017 Edition – MacStories - page 2

Utilities<p>The utilities I use on my Mac fall into a couple of categories. First, there are those apps that are so core to my use of macOS that they may as well be part of the operating system themselves. These are the first apps I install if I’m setting up a fresh Mac. The second category of …

Apps

How to combine multiple screenshots into a single image on iPhone

iOS 11 brought some nice improvements to screenshots, but one feature we didn’t get was the ability to take scrolling screenshots or an integrated way to stitch them together. Let’s take a look at an easy way to do so.<p>Tailor is a free download from the App Store and works with both iPhone and iPad. …

Behind the scenes of a cinematic short film shot entirely on iPhone X

Less than a week after release, the iPhone X is being quickly put through its paces by photo and video professionals eager to explore the new capabilities afforded by its new camera system. We’ve already seen the camera put head to head with a Panasonic GH5, and photography experts have weighed in …

Cardhop for Mac is a seriously intelligent contacts app from the makers of Fantastical

Flexibits, the team behind the excellent calendar app Fantastical, is out with a brand new Mac app that turns your messy contacts database into something completely usable and interactive. Cardhop is a super smart contacts app that makes the built-in Contacts app feel like it was made 20 years …

Popular interactive console game ‘Flower’ arrives on iOS

Acclaimed developer thatgamecompany has today brought Flower, one of its long popular titles, to iOS. If you haven’t heard of thatgamecompany or Flower before, you may remember the demo of upcoming iOS game Sky at Apple’s September event.<p>Flower is an interactive game that lets players control the …

Download this: Ikea's AR app lets you preview furniture before you buy

Apple dropped iOS 11 this week and, in addition to a load of new features, the update brings the first wave of augmented reality apps created using …

Augmented Reality

Apple fixes Siri's robotic voice with deep learning - hear the difference

Ahead of the launch of iOS 11 this fall, Apple has published a research paper detailing its methods for improving Siri to make the voice assistant sound more natural, with the help of machine learning.<p>Beyond capturing several hours of high-quality audio that can be sliced and diced to create voice …

Black Hat 2017: The Best (and Scariest) Hacks

Black Hat brings together the best minds in security to terrify the pants off each other.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

Black Hat

Life hack: how to best arrange your iPhone apps, one icon at a time

After years of fiddling, I finally cracked it. This is how you should organise your home screen – and it’s advice that could be handy for Android users too<p>In the 10 years since the iPhone launched, I’ve never really settled on a way to arrange my home screen that I actually like. Folders seem …

Apps

Feeling nostalgic? You can now download every macOS wallpaper since Cheetah in 5K

Often one of the best things about a new version of macOS is the new wallpaper options. Over the years though, some of the most iconic wallpapers have gradually disappeared from the operating system as screen resolution has improved. Fear not, as Stephen Hackett of 512 Pixels has rounded up every …

The Truth About Those "Shot on iPhone" Claims

There's a new video on Youtube that is getting a lot of attention by honing in on those claims by Apple and other smartphone manufacturers about the …

Marketing

Michel Gondry Shoots a Short Film Entirely on an iPhone 7 Plus

For its latest iPhone promo, Apple has tapped French director Michel Gondry to create a short film shot entirely on an iPhone 7 Plus. As it’s a …

Mobile Technology

Apple shares short film shot on iPhone by Oscar-winning filmmaker

Apple has posted a short film online, shot on iPhone by Michel Gondry, the director of 2004’s <i>Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind</i>. Called “Detour,” the short French language comedy tells the somewhat surreal story of a girl’s lost tricycle — which just so happens to also include plenty of …

Birth of the iPhone: How Apple turned clunky prototypes into a truly magical device

The world had never seen anything like the iPhone when Apple launched the device on June 29, 2007. But the touchscreen device that blew everyone’s minds immediately didn’t come about so easily.<p>The iPhone was the result of years of arduous work by Apple’s industrial designers. They labored over a …

Product Design

Here's How The iPhone 7 Measures Up Against A £64,000 Hollywood Film Camera

It's a question we've all pondered from time to time: "Just how would my iPhone compare to a blockbuster-grade Hollywood camera that costs more than …

Mobile Technology

Ex-Apple designer & former Twitter engineer launch Halide, a premium iPhone camera app

An ex-Apple designer and former Twitter engineer have teamed up for a new take on iPhone photography, with today’s launch of their iOS camera app called Halide. The idea is to offer a variety of high-end tools for taking quality photographs, but packaged in a way where accessing those controls via …

Apps

44 of the hardest questions Apple will ask in a job interview

Apple asks both technical interview questions, based on your past work experience, and some mind-boggling puzzles.<p>And if you're interviewing to work at Apple's retail stores, you'll be asked a lot of questions about how you'd handle an angry customer.<p>We combed through posts on Glassdoor to find …

Employment

Wallpaper Weekends: ‘In the Hall of the Mountain King’ for iPhone, iPad, Mac, & Apple Watch

Wallpaper Weekends is a series that works to bring you stunning, high-quality wallpapers for your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Mac, and Apple Watch.<p>This …

Apple Watch

13 Must-Download Apps to Help Make Your Home Renovation *MUCH* Easier

If your Pinterest boards are overflowing with marble kitchens, statement wallpaper, and mid-century modern Amazon finds (two-day shipping, y’all!), it may be time to *seriously* consider embarking on a springtime renovation. But because renos are practically synonymous with stress, we’ve decided to …

Apps

You'll know Apple blew it when it makes a fingerprint dongle

April 19th, 2017<p>By now you've probably read that Apple's next flagship iPhone might be running a bit behind the company's usual release schedule. The culprit seems to be a fingerprint sensor of Apple’s own design, that’s meant to sit behind the full edge-to-edge OLED display on the front of the new …

IPad Pro

Looking for new iPhone wallpaper? Here are almost 1,000 images to choose from …

There’s no shortage of iPhone wallpaper sites out there, but trawling through them to find decent images can be a tedious process. One Reddit user, however, has done the work for you, pulling together some 944 images from wallpaper sites across the web …<p>Images include textured and graphic …