iPod

How to Quickly Set a Photo as a Watch Face on Your Apple Watch

If you’re like me, you occasionally see a photo on Twitter that you realize would look great as a watch face on your Apple Watch. Did you know you …

Smartwatches

Apple WebKit Team Announces Release of Speedometer 2.0 Web Benchmark

Apple’s WebKit team announced Speedometer 2.0, the update to the “benchmark for web app responsiveness.” Speedometer allows developers to simulate …

JavaScript

MacTrast Deals: FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth Earbuds

FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth Earbuds are back and they’re improved, with enhanced battery life, a smoother fit, and better sound …

Headphones

Digitimes Report: No Major MacBook Pro Updates for 2018

<i>Digitimes</i> on Monday reported that Apple is shifting MacBook Pro production from Quanta to Foxconn in an effort to lower costs and reduce risks. The …

MacBook Pro

Toyota Announces First Vehicle to Support Apple CarPlay

Toyota on Monday will debut its first vehicle with Apple CarPlay support. The all-new 2019 Toyota Avalon will be introduced at the North American …

Toyota

MacTrast Deals: Spiel Bluetooth Speaker System

The Spiel Bluetooth Speaker System is a 3-piece desktop speaker set features Bluetooth connectivity so you can set up a complete surround sound …

Gear & Gadgets

How To Download and Use the Safari Technology Preview on Your Mac

You may have noticed that we always note when a new version of the developer-focused “Safari Technology Preview” is ready for download. What is …

High Sierra

Apple Updates iOS Security Guide With Face ID, Apple Pay Cash and Other Information

Apple on Thursday updated its iOS Security white paper (PDF) for iOS 11 to include information about Face ID, Apple Cash, and other features …

iOS

MacTrast Deals: Bizplan Premium: Lifetime Subscription

With a Bizplan Premium: Lifetime Subscription you can break down major projects into bite sized pieces so you can accomplish more in less …

Small Business

7 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

CES 2018 is in full swing right now, but there isn’t much for Apple users to get excited about unless you’re willing to dive head-first into the …

iOS

MacTrast Deals: Focus@Will: 1-Yr Premium Subscription

A Focus@Will: 1-Yr Premium Subscription helps you remove the world’s distractions so you can capitalize on every second of your free …

Apple Confirms Chinese Customers’ iCloud Data Moving From U.S. to Mainland China

Apple on Wednesday confirmed that its iCloud services serving mainland China will be handled by a Chinese firm beginning next month. <i>People’s Daily,</i> …

China

FBI Director Wray Says His Agency Will Continue to Fight for Access to Encrypted Data on Devices Like the iPhone

FBI Director Christopher Wray has indicated that his agency is ready to wade back into the battle with Apple and other tech companies over access to …

Privacy

Apple Releases macOS 10.13.2 and iOS 11.2.2 Update to Address ‘Spectre’ Vulnerabilities

As expected, Apple on Monday released macOS 10.13.2 and iOS 11.2.2. Both updates are free, and address the recently announced hardware-based …

Information Security

Apple Says $29 iPhone Battery Replacement Deal is Limited to One Per Device

iPhone users hoping to make a double-tap on Apple’s $29 iPhone battery replacement program are in for a bit of disappointment.<p><i>MacRumors:</i><p><i>While we</i> …

iOS

ZAGG Debuts Rugged Book Wireless Keyboard & Detachable Case for iPad, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, iPad Air, and iPad Air 2

ZAGG has debuted their new Rugged Book Wireless Keyboard & Detachable Case for iPad, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, iPad Air, and iPad Air 2 devices.<p>The case …

Tablets

MacTrast Deals: Dashlane Password Manager: Premium Subscriptions

A Dashlane Password Manager: Premium Subscription lets you instantly log into any website, make digital payments, securely store vital personal data, …

Encryption

CES 2018: Belkin Adds HomeKit Support With New Wemo Bridge

Belkin on Sunday announced that it is adding HomeKit support for its popular Wemo lineup of home automation accessories by launching the new Wemo …

Home Automation

Shareholders Issue Open Letter Urging Apple to Study Impact of iPhone Addiction on Children

Two major Apple shareholders have issued an open letter urging the iOS device maker to study the impact of heavy usage of devices like the iPhone by …

MacTrast Deals: Cresuer Touchwave Bluetooth Earbuds

Cresuer Touchwave Bluetooth Earbuds are intuitive and simple to use. They deliver impressive sound performance with an uncluttered, minimalistic …

Headphones

It Was a Very Happy Holiday Season for the App Store, As $1.2B Spent on Apps During Holiday Season

Apple App Store shoppers spent a total of nearly $1.2 billion in the store over the holiday season. Starting on Christmas Eve, over $890 million was …

Pokémon Go

ARM security update suggests some iPhones, iPads, iPods and Apple TVs may be affected by CPU bug

Following clarification that what was initially reported as an Intel chip bug also affects AMD processors and ARM-based chips, Intel’s CEO has said that ‘phones and everything’ will be impacted.<p>A security update by ARM suggests that a number of iPhones, iPads, iPods and Apple TVs may be affected …

Apple

AT&T Plans to Launch Mobile 5G Service in 12 Cities by End of 2018

AT&T on Wednesday announced plans to begin launching 5G mobile wireless service in 12 cities by the end of 2018. The cellular industry agreed on the …

Telecoms

Protect Your Kids With NetSanity Parental Controls for iPhone and Samsung Android

Let’s face it. Kids these days spend a lot of time on devices. You try to monitor it all but it is a struggle for most people. There is all kinds of …

Parenting

We’ll Get Our First Look at iPhone X Sales When Apple Announces Fiscal Q1 2018 Earnings on February 1

Apple has announced it will share earnings results for the fiscal first quarter of 2018 on Thursday, February 1. The report will give us our first …

Markets

The Best Cheap MP3 Player

After researching 39 different MP3 players and testing seven top-rated options, we found that the SanDisk Clip Sport Plus is the best MP3 player …

Headphones

Watch: Goodbye to all the personal technology that did not make it to 2018 (and we know why)

Let’s take a minute of silence for the Windows phone, 3D TVs, and the iPod Nano.<p>We’ll remember the successful technologies that 2017 gave us. From …

Xbox

Chappelle On Netflix - The Big Picture

What kind of crazy fucked-up world do we live in where a comedian has more impact than a musician?<p>One in which the comedians function as individuals …

Netflix

Citi Analysts: There is a 40% Chance Apple Will Use Cash War Chest to Acquire Netflix

Might Apple use some of that $252 billion in offshore cash that it could bring home under President Trump’s new corporate tax laws to buy other …

Reese Witherspoon

MacTrast Deals: Aura Premium Mindfulness App: Lifetime Subscription

An Aura Premium: Lifetime Subscription gives you access to a mindfulness app that uses machine learning to completely cater to you and your specific …

Mindfulness