With Chrome a resource hog and privacy nightmare, Firefox relatively slow and boring, and Microsoft Edge not ready for prime time, there's not a lot to be excited about in the world of Windows browsers, especially for a multi-platform Mac fan. If only Safari for Windows was still around. Hey, let's see how Apple's abandoned browser works today!
Keychain is a great option for your Mac and has been for some time. Now, through iCloud, you can have access to your Keychain entries on your iOS device.
It's been reported, according to sources, that the iPhone 6s family will have the ability to record 4K video. Apple sells a 5K iMac. So why wouldn't a next generation Apple TV have the ability to display 4K video? John Martellaro makes the case.
Sometimes keeping your Mac's harddrive healthy takes more than Disk Utility, and that's where Drive Genius 4 comes in. You can use it to find and fix a long list of issues, build bootable maintenance drives, improve your Mac's overall performance, remove duplicate files, look for corrupted files and folders, and more. Drive Genius 4 works with OS X 10.8 and newer. It's regularly priced at $99, but you can pick it up for 49% off at $49.99 thanks to TMO's deal.
Apple's man in charge of Apple Music, Ian Rogers, has left the company and the music industry, too. That's a big loss for Apple, and considering his influence on the digital music market, it's a big loss for everyone else, too.
In a note to advertisers on Wednesday, Google appeared to be instructing them how to bypass Apple's new App Transport Security. However, the issue is complicated and won't be resolved for some time. John Martellaro digs, lightly, into what Apple customers need to know.
We've recently written some tips on how you can have more freedom when working with your OS X Dock. But what if you need the opposite: to lock it down? Here are some easy Terminal commands to lock the Dock's size, position, and contents in OS X, and how to change it back when you realize you've gone too far.
There's no such thing as "too much storage," so we're always on the lookout for great deals on massive drives, and this morning we found one. B&H has the 5TB Western Digital Elements USB 3.0 external hard drive on sale for $129.99 with free expedited shipping in the United States. This is the best deal we've seen this particular drive yet, as it normally runs around $150. And don't let the lack of "Mac" branding fool you, this drive will work just fine with OS X if you format it with Disk Utility before using it.
Apple moved iPods from its front-end store displays to the shelves along side AirPort Basestations, but that doesn't mean the iPod is doomed. John Martellaro joins Jeff Gamet to look at the changes in Apple's iPod retail strategy and why we won't be seeing the end of the iPod touch, nano, or shuffle any time soon.
If you have an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, you've been carrying a barometer around with you this whole time. There's a couple of things you can do with it besides track flights of stairs, and Kelly has some examples of other ways you can put it to work.
Apple Watch sales are approaching Fitbit's numbers, according to data from IDC. The market research firm estimated Apple sold 3.6 million smartwatches during the second quarter while Fitbit sold 4.4 million of its fitness trackers. That doesn't necessarily mean, however, that Apple is about to eat Fitbit's lunch.
You may notice something different the next time you visit an Apple Retail Store. The iPod, arguably the savior of Apple at the turn of the century, is now missing from its usual table in the front of the store. While this may seem like a disrespectful demotion, the logic behind it is pretty clear.
Apple's announcement of iOS 9 at WWDC included a feature that sent ripples through the online publishing community: iOS 9 will support third-party Content Blockers (as will/does Safari on OS X). The main goal of these, of course, is to give users the ability to filter out crap that slows down their (mobile) web experience. There's nothing wrong with that. They also (primarily) mean blocking ad-serving scripts. There's nothing wrong with that, either. In fact, I welcome it.
Another piping-hot El Capitan tip, coming right up! Today Melissa Holt's talking about how we can "pin" sites to the Safari toolbar, which makes accessing favorite webpages faster. These pinned tabs even keep themselves updated in the background! That's the niftiness available in today's Quick Tip.
Previously, Apple events, as they were streamed, were restricted to OS X and Safari 6 or later, iOS 7 or later or the Apple TV. Now, the September event will also be available to Windows 10 users with the Microsoft Edge browser. Is this a change of heart by Apple? John Martellaro thinks not.
Griffin's Twenty is a cool amplifier that connects to your current audio setup so you can play your favorite songs from your iPhone or iPad through a Bluetooth link. While the Twenty is physically connected to your sound system, you're free to roam around with your iOS device since it sends audio to the receiver wirelessly. It also includes an optical audio port, and can power your subwoofer. The Twenty typically costs US$150, but thanks to TMO's deal you can pick one up with a 20% discout for only $119.99.
PayAnywhere is onboard with Apple Pay and will be launching its compatible mobile device credit card transaction reader in September. This should give independent merchants another option for joining in on the Apple Pay action, and give consumers more payment options when they're out on a spending spree.
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Once iPhone and Apple Watch users get a taste for Apple Pay they want to use it everywhere. With both PayAnywhere and Square on board we should have a much easier time paying our favorite street vendors and food carts without breaking out our wallets.
In August of 2014, John Martellaro reviewed, in detail, the Amazon Fire Phone. Even though it was missing some key features, he found it to be a solid smartphone with good looks and a good looking GUI. However, the creepy factor of a feature called Firefly doomed the product from the start. The failure tells us something important about Apple and the consumer marketplace.
Apple's September 9 media event comes with the tagline, "Hey Siri, give us a hint." Since we can already ask Siri questions it seemed appropriate to see if she would, in fact, give us a hint. Turns out she won't, and instead says we have to wait until September 9. Well played, Apple.
Apple officially announced it's September 9 media event by saying, "Hey Siri, give us a hint." John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on the just announced media event and what they hope Apple announces, plus they offer up their take on the demise of Amazon's Fire Phone.
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