Tom Magrini

12,472 Flips | 2 Magazines | 5 Likes | 522 Followers | @tmagrini | Tom is the author of six books in the best-selling Customizing macOS and OS X series.  His latest book is “Customizing macOS High Sierra:  Fantastic Tricks, Tweaks, Hacks, Secret Commands, & Hidden Features."  Tom is also the author of  "Cut the Cord:  How to Cut Your Cable or Satellite Cord & Save Big Bucks."  Tom's books are available in paperback and Kindle formats at Amazon and in paperback at Barnes & Noble and other fine booksellers.

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Sep 21, 2018 - Leave a Comment<p>If you previously enrolled an iPhone or iPad in the iOS 12 beta testing program, either as a public beta tester or as a …

Batteries

First Impressions From New Apple Watch Series 4 Owners

With Apple Watch Series 4 models wending their way to Apple customers in the United States and many other countries today, some people have already picked up their orders and are sharing their first impressions of the new smartwatch online.<p>Apple Watch Series 4 owners on Reddit and the MacRumors …

Apple Watch

Apple Watch Series 4: A Closer Look at Design & Complications

At the heart of any watch is time; it is the core function of any timepiece. In the development of the all-new Apple Watch Series 4, previewed last …

Apple Watch

First iPhone XS pre-orders arrive as sales begin at Apple Stores around the globe

While those of us in the states still have less than 12 hours to go, the clock is beginning to turn to September 21 around the globe. That means iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max is officially available to purchase at Apple Stores, and the first batch of pre-orders are making their way to customers …

Apple

First iPhone XS teardown reveals more watertight seals, new single-cell L-shaped battery inside [Video]

With iPhone XS and Apple Watch Series 4 officially launching on Friday, expect a wave of teardowns, drop tests, speed tests and such over the next few days. The first complete teardown we’ve seen is by FixjeiPhone.<p>They managed to get their hands on a 5.8-inch iPhone XS ahead of time, which lets us …

Batteries

Apple Store iPhone XS and Apple Watch Series 4 orders now shipping ahead of Friday launch

Customers all over the world are now receiving shipment alerts for their shiny new Apple product orders. We have seen shipping notifications for iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, as well as Apple Watch Series 4.<p>Whilst there is less hype this year for the new iPhones compared to the drastically …

Apple Store

First iOS 12.1 public beta with Group FaceTime now available along with tvOS 12.1

Just two days after releasing the first developer beta for iOS 12.1, Apple has now made its public beta of iOS 12.1 available for iPhone and iPad users. The latest beta software comes with a few notable changes.<p>Whoosh! Screen Cleaner<p>After the public release of iOS 12 on Monday, Apple made the first …

iOS

Apple introduces new data recovery process for Macs with T2 chip

Apple has recently documented a new data recovery process internally for Macs that utilize its T2 chip introduced with the iMac Pro and the 2018 MacBook Pro. The new process for repair staff is being introduced due to the T2 chip’s advanced security features including hardware encryption for SSD …

MacBook Pro

Why moving iPhone production to the US would be pointless as well as impractical

We’ve examined before the impracticality of Trump’s call for Apple to make iPhones in the US, and Tim Cook has spoken on numerous occasions about how it’s about skill-sets, not labor costs.<p>There’s also the fact that the move toward fully-automated production mean that any US jobs that were created …

Tim Cook

John Hancock requires Vitality program membership; sharing fitness data earns rewards [U]

<i>Update: Hancock advises us that the original Reuters story was incorrect – this has since been corrected. It is mandatory to join the Vitality program, but sharing of fitness data is optional.</i><p>Anyone with a life insurance policy from John Hancock – one of the largest insurers in the US – is now …

John Hancock

Audible updates iOS app with support for offline audiobook playback on Apple Watch

With the release of iOS 12 and watchOS 5 earlier this week, developers are hard at work updating their apps to support the new features. Specifically for watchOS, developers of major third-party audio playing apps are now updating their apps to allow playback without the need of your iPhone. …

Apple Watch

iOS 12: How to edit, duplicate, and delete Memoij on iPhone

After getting started with Memoji in iOS 12, you might be wondering how to go further with the fun feature. Follow along for how to edit, duplicate, and delete Memoji on iPhone X, XS, and XR.<p>Whoosh! Screen Cleaner<p>Memoji is a fresh way to communicate that’s like a hybrid between Animoji and …

iOS

Apple actually set things on fire to create those gorgeous new Watch faces [Video]

When Apple showed off those beautiful new motion Apple Watch Series 4 faces, you might have assumed they were artificially created.<p>But no: a new behind-the-scenes video reveals that what you are seeing is video footage of real fire, water and powder …<p>NordVPN<p><i>CoolHunting</i> shared the story and video …

Apple Watch

HomeCam app for HomeKit cameras adds support for Siri Shortcuts, Apple Watch app, more

HomeCam, the popular HomeKit app for iOS and tvOS that allows you to view multiple video streams from your HomeKit cameras simultaneously, has received a nice update today on iOS. The update brings a new Apple Watch app, Siri Shortcut support, and more more.<p>Sylvania HomeKit Light Strip<p>We’re big …

Touch ID

Customers begin lining up at Apple stores for Apple Watch Series 4 & iPhone XS

Ahead of the official release of the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and Apple Watch Series 4 tomorrow, customers have started lining up at Apple stores around the world. Images shared on Instagram and Twitter show queues forming in Australia, Singapore, and other countries.<p>Sylvania HomeKit Light …

Apple Store

10 awesome hidden features you need to try in iOS 12

Apple on Monday finally released iOS 12 to the public after three months of beta testing with developers and eager early adopters who signed up for …

iOS

Apple acknowledges missing Activity achievements, says fix coming in future software update

If you’re missing a couple of Activity achievements after upgrading to iOS 12, you’re not alone. Specifically, a few of the limited edition achievements are missing.<p>Apple says it is aware of the issue and these should reappear in a future update to iOS 12. In a new support document, the company …

iOS

How to replace Apple Maps with Google Maps on CarPlay

In the four years since CarPlay debuted, Apple Maps has been the only option for navigation. Today, the long-awaited support for Google Maps has officially arrived. Follow along for how to replace Apple Maps with Google Maps on CarPlay.<p>Whoosh! Screen Cleaner<p>While Apple Maps has made some solid …

Google Maps

Amid claims it’s in a ‘death spiral,’ report says Evernote has laid off 15% of its workforce

Earlier this month, a report suggested that Evernote was in a “death spiral” as it cycled through several of its most senior executives. Now, <i>TechCrunch</i> reports that Evernote has cut roughly 15 percent of its workforce, a move that was announced to employees today at an all-hands meeting.<p>Sylvania …

Note-Taking

iOS 12: Hands-on with a dozen new changes and features [Video]

Today the official version of iOS 12 was released to the public, and it brings a wealth of new changes and features to the table. Major speed improvements, better notifications, and enhanced Do Not Disturb are just some of the new items to explore in iOS 12.<p>If you’ve had the willpower to remain off …

iOS

Sky Guide teaches Siri how to identify stars with iOS 12

An update to Sky Guide is now available today with a few notable changes such as support for Siri Shortcuts. For those unaware, Sky Guide is an app that lets you look up and see stars and constellations, right in the palm of your hands.<p>Today’s update brings support for Siri Shortcuts. So, you can …

iOS

iOS 12 is now available with performance boosts, Screen Time, smarter notifications, much more

iOS 12 is officially out of beta and now available for everyone. The major software update for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch runs on any device that runs iOS 11 — including iPhone 5s and newer, iPad mini 2 and newer, and the latest iPod touch.<p>For older devices, iOS 12 should noticeably improvement …

Apps

watchOS 5 for Apple Watch now available with Podcasts and Walkie-Talkie apps, much more

The major watchOS 5 software update for Apple Watch is now available. watchOS 5 runs on Apple Watch Series 1 and later; the original Apple Watch is not supported. Read on to see what’s new in watchOS 5:<p>9to5Mac Happy Hour<p>watchOS 5 brings Apple’s Podcasts app to the watch for the first time, improves …

Apple Watch

Apple updates iOS Security Guide w/ details on Shortcuts, multi appearance Face ID, more

In conjunction with the release of iOS 12 today, Apple has released a new version of its iOS Security Guide. This update includes new details on the Secure Enclave, DFU and recovery mode, Screen Time, Shortcuts, and more.<p>Sylvania HomeKit Light Strip<p>Apple releases updated versions of its Security …

iOS

How to use keyboard trackpad mode on every iPhone and iPad with iOS 12

One of the best parts of 3D Touch is the ability to turn the iPhone keyboard into a trackpad that you can use to move the blinking blue text input cursor. With iOS 12, Apple has brought this feature to all iPhone and iPad models with a new gesture, removing the 3D Touch requirement.<p>To activate …

iOS

iWork for iOS updated with support for Siri Shortcuts, macOS apps gain Dark Mode

With a ton of other releases Apple has been rolling out today, the company has also updated its iWork suite on iOS. All three apps come with a slew of new features that take advantage of iOS 12. Apple has also updated iWork for Mac as well, giving it support for dark mode.<p>As with nearly every other …

iOS

1Password now works with Password Autofill on iOS 12

One of the great new enhancements of iOS 12 is Password Autofill. This brings login credentials like usernames, emails, and passwords from password vaults to iOS apps and websites right on the iOS keyboard — and it’s not just limited to Apple’s iCloud Keychain. 1Password 7.2 for iOS 12 brings full …

iOS

Shortcuts user guide for getting started now available, Siri Shortcuts Field Guide course available for learning more

Along with the public release of iOS 12 today, Apple has brought the Shortcuts app out of its invite-only status and made it available to all. It has also published a user guide for getting up and running with the useful automation focused app. And if you’ve already been a Workflow/Shortcuts user, …

iOS

First real-world iPhone XS photos from travel photographer’s visit to Zanzibar

[<b>Update:</b> <i>We’ve now got another collection of images from the iPhone XS taken by former White House Photographer Pete Souza, published by</i> <i>Daily Mail</i>.]<p>While we’ve seen some brief hands-on coverage of the iPhone XS and XS Max from Apple’s event last week, the new devices aren’t out in the wild quite …

Apple TV Remote and Support apps updated for larger screens, AppleCare and password features

<b>UPDATE:</b> Apple has also updated GarageBand for iOS today with new touch instruments and loops, as well as support for importing and playing back MIDI files.<p>With the release of iOS 12 today, Apple is updating both its Apple TV Remote and Apple Support apps. Both aim to bring a more seamless and …

iOS