High Sierra

Buyer beware: Think twice about pricey iPhone X, MacBook Pro models

In the age of cloud computing, consumers should reconsider the old rule of thumb of always opting for the bigger hard drive.<p>It’s tempting to splurge for a top-of-the-line iPhone X or high-end MacBook Pro with lots of storage. The iPhone X costs $999 for the 64GB model and $1,149 for the 256GB model …

MacBook Pro

Top 10 Places for a Family Vacation

San Juan Island, WA<p>Unwind on Washington's San Juan Island where there are as many wilderness activities as there are water sports. Book a cabin (or a …

Ventura County

Tahoe Resorts thrive thanks to high-tech snow making

Ski resorts in Lake Tahoe have a message for Bay Area skiers--don't let looks deceive you. It is true that December has been especially dry, but …

Skiing

Long-running AOL Instant Messenger shuts down for good

As promised, Verizon's Oath on Friday shut down AOL Instant Messenger, once as omnipresent on the internet as services like WhatsApp and Facebook …

Encryption

marsedit-4-update-to-the-best-wordpress-client-for-mac

Last week, Red Sweater Software updated widely-loved MarsEdit to version 4.0. Inside MarsEdit 4.0 are a refresh of the app’s design to make it look …

Mac App Store

Apple Releases Motion 5.4 With Support for 360 VR Motion Graphics, HEVC, More

Apple has released Motion 5.4 bringing support for 360 VR motion graphics, import, playback, and editing of High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) …

Graphics

Pro Video Formats macOS extension updated for new Final Cut Pro X support

Alongside the update to Final Cut Pro X, Apple has also made available a new version of the Pro Video Formats extension, with extension of MXF to not …

Final Cut Pro

What Is Layer3 TV and How Does It Work?

Layer3 TV — a cable TV company that T-Mobile is looking to acquire and use as a foundation for a new streaming service — has launched with lofty …

Televisions

Apple Rolling Out More Powerful iMac Pro Workstations

Apple's most powerful iMac workstation computers yet will go on sale starting Dec. 14, six months after being announced at the company's Worldwide …

Enterprise Tech

Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Pro w/ 512GB storage is $300 off (Tax NY/NJ only)

B&H offers Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Pro 512GB with Touch Bar for <b>$2,499 shipped</b>. That’s good for $300 off the regular price at retailers like Best Buy, $50 better than our Black Friday mention and the best offer available from a trusted seller. Better yet, B&H only charges tax for New York and New …

MacBook Pro

Making Sense of Apple's Recent Security Stumbles

All software has flaws, no matter how carefully you vet it. So the question isn't how to write perfect code, but how to respond to mistakes as you …

iOS

Apple Photos: What do you need to do to get People to sync?

Apple promised that when we identified people in Photos in iOS 10 or macOS 10.12 Sierra, it would sync and merge this special album’s contents across …

iOS

"Photos: A Take Control Crash Course" update released

My ebook, Photos: A Take Control Crash Course, has just been updated for High Sierra and iOS 11.<p>If you bought the previous version of this book, the …

iOS

How to forget a network on a Mac

It’s great that our laptops quickly remember familiar networks without having to ask for permission to connect, but sometimes you’ll want to forget a …

Wi-Fi

Apple Releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 Beta 1

Apple has released its first beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.3, the software is available to members of Apple’s Developer Program. The software is …

iOS

Why doesn’t Apple make its devices as carefully as it’s making Apple Park?

Toward the end of a talk late last month at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, Apple’s chief design officer, Jonathan Ive, vented for a moment about the backlash against Apple Park, the company’s 2.8-million-square-foot circular headquarters building that has drawn some scorn for a perfectionist …

Jonathan Ive

Sleeping Bags for Thru-Hiking

<i>“I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know.”</i><p><i>~ Ernest Hemingway</i><p>The sleeping bag is perhaps the most cherished item …

Trails

PC Companies Are Getting Sloppy With Security

Nothing is perfectly secure, and we’ll never eliminate every vulnerability out there. But we shouldn’t be seeing as many sloppy mistakes as we’ve …

Information Security

Sony A7Riii Firmware Update Released | Mac Users Take Note

Sony has released a firmware update for its new and vaunted A7Riii, and since the first significant batch of the cameras have finally arrived in the …

OS X

Apple Patches a Very Bad iOS HomeKit Bug

Political turmoil and hijinks abounded this week, but there were plenty of security antics playing out online, too. Researcher Sabri Haddouche …

Information Security

A Look Back at the New Gear We Discovered This Week

Saturday, Dec 9, 2017<p>December 4-8<p>By Gear Patrol | Photo by Incase<p><b>Incase NoviConnected 4 Wheel Hubless Travel Roller</b><br>Incase’s NoviConnected hard-sided …

Watches

Apple Puts 4K Aerial View of Los Angeles at Night Into Apple TV 4K Screen Saver Rotation

Apple recently added all-new 4K aerial footage of Los Angeles at night to its aerial screen savers rotation on the Apple TV 4K.<p>Screen capture via …

Smart TV

HomeKit is the latest Apple product to have a serious security flaw

A zero-day vulnerability with Apple’s HomeKit exposed users’ smart door locks and garage-door openers to hackers, <i>9to5Mac</i> reports. The serious …

Information Security

iTunes 12.7.2: Apple Rolls Out Minor Update With Performance Improvements

Apple has pushed out a new version of iTunes to users. iTunes 12.7.2 promises performance improvements to the app despite being a minor update.<p>This …

Mac App Store

Apple to iPhone, Mac users: Here's why our data gathering doesn't invade your privacy

Apple explains how it can tell, say, which emojis users type into iPhones without seeing which users typed them.<p>Apple has added a new post to its …

Privacy

Apple gets around to patching all the other High Sierra security holes

Apple has released a security update to address nearly two dozen vulnerabilities in macOS High Sierra.<p>The update comes little more than a week after …

Information Security

Apple Updates iOS and macOS With Patches for Critical Security Flaws

The new macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 and iOS 11.2 updates patch multiple flaws across Apple's desktop and mobile operating systems.

Information Security

SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2017/18 Contest Standings after Lillehammer

December 06, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – Here are the standings for the SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest following Lillehammer where American Sadie …

Nordic Skiing

Apple puts 4K Aerial screen saver of Los Angeles skyline into rotation on Apple TV 4K

Apple recently updated its list of Aerial screen savers for Apple TV 4K with ultra high-resolution snippets ported over from the fourth-generation …

Apple TV

macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 is here with enterprise and security updates | Ars Technica

Enterprise and security updates comprise most of the update that launched today.<p>Rounding out several days of OS updates that included iOS 11.2, tvOS …

Information Security