Mac App Store

Apple updates Final Cut Pro & iMovie for Mac w/ bug fixes & performance improvements

Apple this evening has released minor updates to iMovie and Final Cut Pro for Mac. The updates bring the former to version 10.1.6 and the latter to version 10.3.4, including primarily bug fixes and performance improvements for both<p>Apple quietly issued the updates tonight, with a quick and to the …

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Upgrade Your Digital Security: 5 Ways to Stay Safe Online

Life isn’t just in the real world anymore.<p>We hang out in virtual chat rooms, our “friends” on various social networks are often people we’ve never …

Cybersecurity

Bear 1.2 Brings Sketching, New Icons, and VoiceOver to Note-Taking App

Popular note-taking app Bear received an update on Thursday across Mac and iOS that adds a number of notable features to the Evernote rival.<p>The biggest change to Bear is the ability to sketch on iOS. Users can now add sketches to their notes using a finger or stylus. Sketches are drawn on a …

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Apple releases second iTunes 12.6.1 update with new build number

Apple has released an updated version of iTunes through the Mac App Store, although the version number and release notes appear the same.<p>iTunes 12.6.1 with ‘minor app and performance improvements’ was first released last Monday with no visible changes, but Apple has issued a new iTunes update …

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Screens 4 for macOS brings new look, file transfers and more

Screens, arguably the finest and most attractive VNC client for Mac and iOS, is now even greater.<p>Its version 4 update for macOS brings a more polished user interface, the ability to transfer files between your devices, Touch Bar support for the new MacBook Pro, and more.<p>Not only is Screens …

Mac Apps

The best pomodoro app for Mac and iOS

There are a lot of great options available for a digital implementation of the pomodoro method, but we believe that none of them offer the simple …

Apps

Dash Returns to the iOS App Store

Last fall, Dash, a popular iOS and macOS developer documentation app by Kapeli, was pulled from Apple’s Mac and iOS App Stores amid allegations of fraudulent reviews and Kapeli’s Apple developer account was terminated. Since then, Kapeli has continued to sell Dash for macOS outside the Mac App …

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NotePlan app mashes up calendars with plain text notes [Reviews]

Plain-text nerds probably also enjoy over-organizing things. If that sounds like you, then NotePlan might just send you over the top, joy-wise. NotePlan is an app for iOS and Mac which combines plain-text (and Markdown) notes with a calendar.<p>Plain text meets your calendar<p>Right now, NotePlan is …

Apple

Redesigned Version of Microsoft OneNote Now Available on Mac and iOS

This week, Microsoft took the unusual step of pushing out a redesigned version of OneNote for Mac and iOS ahead of its release on Windows and Android. The update to the note-taking platform introduces a new interface that aims to enhance usability for users of assistive technologies, simplify …

Apple

Things 3 is out with overhauled interface and multiple new features

German developer Cultured Code on Thursday released Things 3, a major new iteration of its powerful personal task manager for iPhone, Apple Watch, …

Apps

Source Code for Several Panic Apps Stolen via HandBrake Malware Attack

In early May, a mirror download server hosting popular Mac transcoder app HandBrake was hacked, and the legitimate version of HandBrake was replaced with a version infected with OSX.PROTON, a remote access trojan giving hackers root-access privileges to a Mac.<p>In a blog post shared today, Panic Inc. …

Security

The macOS Sierra 10.12.5 Software Update Is Now Available

Apple has released the macOS Sierra 10.12.5 software update for its range of Mac computers and the update comes with some performance improvements …

Mac Apps

Is Windows 10 S for you? The good, the bad, and the target users

The "S" could stand for Student. Or Special. Or Stupid. David Gewirtz suggests Secure, Safe and Sandboxed.<p>I'll be honest with you. When I first read …

Microsoft

Windows 10 S vs Windows 10 Pro: what's the difference?

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives.</i><p>Recently, Microsoft announced a new version of Windows. …

Microsoft

First macOS 10.12.6 beta rolling out on Mac App Store

Apple has released the first macOS 10.12.6 beta for developer testing. The new update likely focuses on bug fixes and security improvements.<p>Release notes for the update which is available to developers through the Mac App Store do not mention any specific focus areas.<p>The new update follows one day …

Mac Apps

macOS 10.12.5 fixes problems with USB headphones, Windows 10 & more

In addition to updates for iOS, tvOS, and watchOS, Apple on Monday issued macOS 10.12.5, making various bug and security fixes while laying the …

Windows 10

Apple iOS 10.3.2 Is Now Available: What Is Included In This Update?

Today Apple has launched iOS 10.3.2 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Apple released five betas of iOS 10.3.2 to developers and the public before rolling out the final version. This update comes a bit over a month since iOS 10.3.1 was released on April 3rd. iOS 10.3.2 is considered a minor point …

Apple Watch

iOS 10 and macOS Sierra updated for perhaps the last time

<b>Apple has issued some minor updates for its mobile and desktop operating systems, ahead of much larger overhauls at next months WWDC keynote.</b><p>The …

Gear & Gadgets

Friday 5: Handy Mac utilities to check out this weekend

In this week’s edition of Friday 5, we have a look at a few handy Mac utilities that I use on a regular basis. Apps include SuperDuper, a long-available tool that lets you create reliable disk clones, and Intel Power Gadget, a handy way to monitor CPU performance on macOS. But it doesn’t stop …

Apple

FocusList Review: A Minimalist, Pomodoro To-Do App

Through testing productivity apps like Doo and Time, my to-do preferences have changed; while I was once a fan of feature-rich task managers, I’ve learned to appreciate the simplicity of apps that just focus on helping me get stuff done.<p>FocusList is a great example of that sort of minimalism in …

Apps

How to disable in-app ratings and review requests on iPhone and iPad

Apple included a handy new feature in iOS 10.3 to give people the power to disable in-app prompts seeking feedback in one fell swoop. Apps that use …

Apps

10 Years of iPhone — A Developer’s Perspective – Adrian Kosmaczewski – Medium

10 Years of iPhone — A Developer’s Perspective<p>This is the talk that I gave in the 4th MCE Conference in Warsaw, Poland, on May 8th, 2017. This …

Apple

SQLPro Studio: A Cross DB Management Tool for macOS [Sponsor]

Do you work on a Mac, but need to interface with Enterprise Databases such as Oracle or Microsoft SQL server? Are you tired of firing up a Windows virtual machine just to run a query? Have you ever wished for a native Mac client? SQLPro Studio is the answer you've been looking for.<p>SQLPro Studio is …

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Security Benefits Of The App Store

Apple takes plenty of public heat for its so-called walled garden; that curated residence where most Apple customers live. The App Store. You can’t …

Apps

Macs Infected by Windows Malware Disguised as Flash

Mac users beware: an infamous and sophisticated Windows malware has made its way to macOS, and it could infect your machine via a common outlet.<p>The …

Malware

Snake, the latest MacOS malware, makes its way over from Windows

Why it matters to you<p>If you're running a MacOS machine, then the latest malware attack serves as a reminder to follow safe-computing …

Malware

How to Clean Up and Optimise Your Sluggish Mac

Your Mac is running a little slow these days. It takes forever to boot up. You have to delete something just to download that file attachment from …

OS X

Windows 'Snake' Malware Ported to Mac, Imitates Adobe Flash Player Installer

Well-known Windows backdoor malware "Snake" has been ported to the Mac for the first time, according to <i>MalwareBytes</i>. Described as "highly-sophisticated," Snake (also called Turla and Uroburos) has been infecting Windows systems since 2008 and was ported to Linux systems in 2014 before making its …

Malware

Damage

No company has done as much damage to the perceived value of software, and the sustainability of being an independent developer, as Apple.<p>Not that …

Mac Apps

Dispelling the Apple Services Myth

Apple is known for its quality hardware and software, but services are another story.<p>Cloud-based services are the future – there's no denying that. And Apple historically has struggled with its cloud offerings. From MobileMe, to the early growing pains of iCloud, to the Apple Maps fiasco, the …

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