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MacTrast Deals: PDF Expert 2.2 for Mac

PDF Expert 2.2 for Mac allows you to edit PDF text, images, links, and outlines quickly and easily. It will transform the way you work with documents …

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Preparing for the Jump to a New Operating System

<b>Q.</b> <i>I have been a dedicated PC user since the mid-1980s and have only used Windows-based computers, but I am now contemplating a switch to Apple and have concerns. Will my external backup drives be accessed smoothly once connected to a Mac? I don’t use the cloud because I don’t want my stuff out</i> …

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Apple issues security updates for Mac and iOS to stop potential attack through Wi-Fi

Apple has issued critical security patches for iOS devices and for Macintosh computers to thwart a potential hacker attack that could come remotely via Wi-Fi.<p>The dangerous vulnerability, called Broadpwn,had been exposed by a security researcher Nitay Artenstein of Exodus Intelligence, who indicated …

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Apple fanboys reveal their most controversial opinions on Apple products

Apple fans have a reputation for being — how can we put this kindly? — very, very loyal. Samsung built its massive smartphone empire almost entirely …

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Bear Notes 1.2.2 Update Brings Text Highlighting, Multiple Windows, and More

Popular note-taking platform Bear received an update on Wednesday across Mac and iOS that adds a number of community-requested features to the Apple Notes rival.<p>Top of the feature list in version 1.2.2 is the ability to highlight parts of notes in a neon color to indicate importance, by bracketing …

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Apple iOS 10.3.3 Is Now Available: What Is Included In This Update?

<i>Update: It has been determined that Apple iOS 10.3.3 fixes a major security vulnerability, but there is a Safari bug within the software update.</i><p>Apple has released iOS 10.3.3 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to the public today. Six betas of iOS 10.3.3 were rolled out to developers and the public …

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macOS Sierra 10.12.6 Update Released for Mac

Apple has released the final version of macOS Sierra 10.12.6 for Mac users running the Sierra operating system.<p>The update includes bug fixes and …

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Apple releases minor iTunes update with version 12.6.2

Alongside macOS 10.12.6, Apple has released a minor update to iTunes for macOS today. iTunes 12.6.2 includes “minor app and performance improvements” according to release notes. The update is available through the Mac App Store now.<p>Today Apple also released iOS 10.3.3 for iPhone and iPad, watchOS …

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Transmit 5: Everything you need to know!

Everything you need to know about the latest version of Panic's file transfer app.<p>After seven years, Panic has released its latest major version of …

Mac Apps

Shopping for New Software

<b>Q.</b> <i>Why are some programs not available in the software app stores, even if I know they exist? If I find them anyway, are they safe to install?</i><p><b>A.</b> The “app store” approach to distributing software, which downloads the program directly to the device (or computer), is a convenience for consumers, but …

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Panic's truck drops off Transmit 5

Panic’s truck drops off Transmit 5<p>Transmit 5, the new version of Panic’s venerable file-transfer client for Mac, has arrived at last. It’s $35 this …

Mac Apps

Apple makes it easier for devs to respond to App Store reviews

Apple is making it easier for developers to interact with their customers by changing the rules concerning responses to App Store reviews.<p>Instead of being limited only to developers with admin access, Apple has now made it possible for the newly-created Customer Support developer roles to also …

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Apple Updates Logic Pro X With New Drummers and Performance Improvements

Apple today updated its professional audio editing software Logic Pro X to version 10.3.2, introducing bug fixes, performance improvements, and a couple of new features.<p>Today's update brings three new Drummers able to play percussion in the styles of Pop, Songwriter, and Latin, and the new Drummer …

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How to tell which of your Mac apps is 32-bit vs 64-bit

Why should you care whether an app is 32-bit or 64-bit?<p>At WWDC 2017, we announced new apps submitted to the Mac App Store must support 64-bit …

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1Password for iOS Updated With Auto Copy Feature to Make One-Time Passwords Easier to Use

AgileBits today updated 1Password for iOS, introducing a new auto copy feature that's going to make it a lot easier to use two-step authentication for various apps and services.<p>Whenever you use 1Password to sign into a service on your iPhone that features 1Password integration, the app will now …

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Friday 5: Fantastical 2 – a better way to manage calendars and reminders on your Mac

When not using Apple’s built-in default option, Fantastical has long been my go to Calendar app on macOS. The app was just recently updated to version 2.4, a major feature upgrade encompassing things like attachment support, advanced undo/redo, travel time, and more.<p>But it’s not just the latest …

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Yoink is the macOS Shelf Utility I Want on iOS Too

At WWDC, I was disappointed that the iOS 11 announcements didn't include a shelf where content can be temporarily parked. When Federico and Sam Beckett made an iOS 11 concept video earlier this year they included a shelf, which felt like a natural way to make touch-based drag and drop simpler. I …

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Live in NYC? Test Apple HomeKit for free with with your air conditioner, ThinkEco SmartAC & Homebridge

Feature<p>If you're a ConEdison customer, iPhone user and Mac owner in New York City and you want to dabble in HomeKit with your existing Apple …

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Fantastical 2.4 for Mac brings lots of new features and improvements to the popular calendar app

Fantastical 2, the popular calendar app from developer, Flexibits, has received a big update for the Mac. Version 2.4, which just landed on the Mac App Store, brings several notable new features to the fore.<p>Users will be happy to learn that you can now add attachments directly to iCloud and …

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How to Make Your Photos Look Like 1-Bit B&W Images from the Original Macintosh

OK, to be honest, this really isn’t a traditional “how to” article, but this is so cool, that we had to share it with you. Old school users of the …

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macOS High Sierra 10.13 developer beta 3 rolling out on Mac App Store

Apple today released a third beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13 for Mac systems. macOS High Sierra 10.13 beta 3 is now available to Apple’s registered …

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10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

The 4th of July holiday might be behind us but don’t worry, because there’s still plenty of cause for celebration. We’ve got 10 paid iPhone and iPad …

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Beta 6 of MacOS 10.12.6 and iOS 10.3.3 Available for Testing

Apple has released the sixth beta versions of iOS 10.3.3 and macOS Sierra 10.12.6. The beta updates are available now for users enrolled in the beta …

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Airmail: An Elegant, Customizable Email Client for Mac and iOS [Sponsor]

Airmail is the 2017 Apple Design Award-winning email client from Bloop that marries elegant design with rich, customizable features that tame your inbox.<p>Everyone approaches email a little differently. For some people, their inbox is a sort of task manager. For others, keeping their inbox empty and …

iOS

How to Install the macOS High Sierra Beta on Your Mac (If You Must)

Back up Your Mac!<p>Before installing any Mac update, but <i>especially</i> a beta update, always have a good backup of your Mac. Use Time Machine or your …

High Sierra

High Sierra will be last macOS release to fully support 32-bit apps

Apple’s mission to eliminate 32-bit apps is no longer focused solely on iOS. The company told developers this week that its upcoming High Sierra update will be the last macOS release to support 32-bit titles “without compromise.”<p>Apple has been using 64-bit chips in iOS devices since the iPhone 5s, …

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Mac Drag-and-Drop App 'Yoink' Gains File Recall Feature and Better Sharing Tools

Popular Mac drag-and-drop app Yoink received a substantial update on Thursday, adding the ability to bring back last removed files and better sharing options, as well as many smaller improvements.<p>The Yoink app aims to simplify the action of dragging and dropping files and app-content on the macOS …

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Journaling Platform 'Day One' Transitions to a Subscription Service

Popular journaling app Day One announced on Wednesday that it is transitioning its platform to a subscription-based service because it offers a more sustainable business model.<p>The Day One Premium service costs $50 per year and allows users to create unlimited journals, with the promise of …

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How to install the MacOS High Sierra public beta

If you can't wait until this fall for the official release, then you can get the beta of Apple's MacOS High Sierra right now.<p>Apple has released the public beta of MacOS High Sierra, which means that you don't need a developer account to check out the next version of MacOS. All you need is an Apple …

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Download & Install MacOS High Sierra Public Beta 1 Now

Apple has opened the public beta testing program for macOS High Sierra 10.13, the next major version of the Mac operating system.<p>MacOS High Sierra …

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