Mac App Store

Agenda Review: Mac-Based Note Taking with a Calendar-Focused Twist

Agenda is an intriguing approach to note taking on the Mac that’s organized around dates and your calendar. The app is beautifully-designed and notably feature-rich for a 1.0 but lacks an iOS counterpart, which is still in the works, and collaboration features, which will limit its appeal to some …

Evernote

Apple Releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 With Fix for Messages Bug

Apple today released macOS High Sierra 10.13.3, the third major update to the macOS High Sierra operating system available for Apple's Macs. macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 comes over a month after the release of macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 and a little over a week after a macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 …

Apple

Apple releases security update, fixes Meltdown on macOS Sierra and El Capitan

Alongside macOS High Sierra 10.13.3, released today, Apple has also issued Security Update 2018-001 for macOS Sierra and macOS El Capitan.<p>This update also fixes other serious security vulnerabilities, including an issue that could cause an application to run arbitrary code using kernel privileges …

Mac Apps

Apple's latest iTunes release includes HomePod support

Following the release of macOS 10.13.3 and new versions of iOS, watchOS and tvOS, Apple on Tuesday issued the latest version of iTunes for Mac, with …

Mac Apps

Pixelmator Pro Gets Update – Brings Large Number of Improvements

Popular pro-level image editing software for the Mac, Pixelmator Pro has been updated to version 1.0.6, bringing a large number of improvements and …

Adobe

AppStories, Episode 39 – The Mac App Store’s Problems

On this week's episode of AppStories, we discuss how the Mac App Store has fallen behind the iOS App Store and consider how Apple might address its problems.<p>Sponsored by:<p>A Better Finder Rename 10<p>Use the coupon code APPSTORIES at checkout for 30% off.<p>→ Source: appstories.net

Mac Apps

iOS 11.2.5 Update Download Released for iPhone and iPad

Apple has released iOS 11.2.5 for iPhone and iPad. The final version of iOS 11.2.5 includes bug fixes, security enhancements, along with support for …

OS X

Apple issues Meltdown and Spectre fixes for older Mac operating systems

Apple's latest macOS High Sierra was not the only Mac operating system to receive fixes for Meltdown and Spectre on Tuesday, as a separately released …

Mac Apps

Pixelmator Pro adds new cropping features alongside numerous bug fixes in latest update

The Pixelmator team has today released an important update to Pixelmator Pro (currently $60), adding new cropping abilities that didn’t quite make the cut for the 1.0 release. Other changes include tweaks to selection and text tools and many more bug fixes. Pixelmator Pro is available exclusively …

Apple

Mac and iOS App Store Web Preview Pages Get a Makeover

Apple has introduced new web preview pages for the App Store and Mac App Store. The new design more closely tracks the App Store changes debuted as part of iOS 11. Interestingly, the web previews for Mac apps share the same refreshed design despite the fact that the Mac App Store has barely changed …

Apps

MacOS 10.13.3 Beta 6 and iOS 11.2.5 Beta 7 Released for Testing

Apple has released macOS 10.13.3 High Sierra beta 7 to users enrolled in the MacOS beta testing programs, along with iOS 11.2.5 beta 7 for iPhone and …

Apple

Twitterrific App Updates Add Haptic Feedback Features and Chronological Threads

Twitterrific issued a couple of notable updates for its macOS and iOS apps today that include new haptic feedback, chronological threads, and more.<p>First up, version 5.18.3 of the third-party iOS Twitter interface introduces haptic responses whenever a user likes or retweets content, or pulls down …

Apps

There’s more than one way to open Mac archives

<i>This post is presented by Trend Micro, maker of Dr. Unarchiver.</i><p>Archives are a great way to compress and bundle all sorts of files. Whether massive applications or complex media projects, to get at the contents of an archive you typically must unarchive the whole thing. Depending on the type of …

Mac Apps

Apple Debuts Redesigned Web Interface for iOS and Mac Apps

Apple recently introduced an all new design for App Store apps on the web, with a new, cleaner interface that puts screenshots and critical information front and center.<p>You can see the new redesigned interface by accessing or searching for any iOS or Mac app while on the web. With iOS apps, you'll …

Apps

How to compare and restore previous versions of your Dropbox files

Did you know that when you make changes to a file you have in your Dropbox, Dropbox actually remembers those changes? In fact, it remembers unlimited versions of your files for 30 days. That means that you can go back and recover a single deleted sentence from a text file, for example, but it also …

Software

Fifth macOS 10.13.3 lands for developers

Apple seeded a new beta build to developers today with the release of macOS 10.13.3 beta 5.<p>The new beta comes a week after Apple dropped the fourth beta build on developers, bringing with it a host of new bug fixes and performance improvements.<p>Registered developers can download macOS 10.13.3 beta 5 …

Mac Apps

A decade without discs: The original MacBook Air turns 10 today

The first new product Steve Jobs announced after taking the stage for the Macworld 2008 keynote was Time Capsule, a router and wireless backup solution designed to work with Time Machine, Apple’s then new backup software. Jobs would talk about another kind of time machine before the keynote was …

Technology

25 Mac Apps For University And High School Students

With the world’s school kids going back to school after the new year, I thought it would be a good idea to put together a list of apps for Mac using …

Apps

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 Releases Safari Technology Preview 47 With Spectre Mitigations

Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced more than a year ago in March of 2016. Apple designed the Safari Technology Preview to test features that may be introduced into future release versions of Safari.<p>Safari Technology …

APIs

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

Mac exploit lets you change App Store preferences with any password

Apple's Mac password troubles aren't over yet. Users have discovered that it's possible to change Mac App Store preferences in macOS High Sierra using any password. You do need to login as an administrator, which is <i>supposed</i> to unlock preferences, but you're allowed to use any password you like if …

Mac Apps

Apple releases iOS and macOS updates with a mitigation for Spectre

Apple just released iOS 11.2.2 with some Safari and WebKit improvements to mitigate the Spectre vulnerability. macOS is also receiving an update. It’s a supplemental update to macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 and it includes the same fix.<p>As always, you should update your devices with the latest security …

Gear & Gadgets

Aquarelo: A Beautifully-Designed Mac Color Utility

There are a seemingly endless number of ways to represent colors. Whether you’re a professional designer or developer, or someone who just wants to update a website template, you’ve undoubtedly come across several. The trouble with so many different formats is that it guarantees that at some point, …

Mac Apps

macOS 10.3.2 arrives with Spectre fixes for Mac

Alongside the release of iOS 11.2.2 this morning, Apple has also pushed out a software update that brings a number of bug fixes and crucial improvements to the Mac.<p>The supplemental update arrives in the form of macOS 10.13.2 and it includes a couple of changes that mitigate the effects of the nasty …

Mac Apps

Hands on with Sound Studio

I have been using Sound Studio, seemingly forever. Although I now use Logic Pro to finish off my major audio projects, Sound Studio is still my app …

Amazing

3 things you can do to protect yourself against the 'Meltdown' and 'Spectre' chip flaws

Now that some of the dust is settling surrounding the discovery of two critical design flaws in computer chips running inside a huge number of devices, we can start looking for ways to protect ourselves.<p>Fortunately, it shouldn't be too hard for most users to take the required measures to protect …

Microsoft

Software solutions in train to combat computer chip security flaws

Information Security

What to expect from Apple in 2018

We’re only five days into the new year and I’m personally already itching to see what Apple has planned for this year.<p>While 2017 was a disappointment of a year in general, Apple released some brilliant products. But what better way to get excited about the year than rounding up all of the rumors …

Apple

25 Productivity Apps to Explore in 2018

The Official Yearly Toolkit to Get Organized<p>As we start 2018, there’s a lot of focus on New Year’s Resolutions and accomplishing your yearly goals …

Time Management