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Apple rolled out two updates on Thursday to address Mac security and performance issues. The first update blocks older versions of Flash from running in Safari, the second addresses an issue where the late 2012 model Mac mini wouldn't recognize USB keyboards after waking from sleep.
This morning my iPhone battery went from a full charge to completely dead in a little over four hours without me using it for anything at all. That's not at all what I expect from a smart phone that's doing little more than laying on my desk, so I wondered exactly what was eating all the juice in my iPhone's battery. Thanks to a tip TMO's own Melissa Holt wrote almost a year ago I was able to solve the mystery.
Apple hasn't forgotten about the iPod line and showed that today by updating the iPod touch. Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus and The Maccast's Adam Christianson join Jeff Gamet to see how the sixth generation iPod touch fits into Apple's media player lineup, plus they have some thoughts on the sort of updated iPod nano and iPod shuffle not supporting Apple Music.
Amazon is stacking up the discounts for its Prime Day Deals, so The Mac Observer sifted through the offerings to find some of our favorites. Read on to see what we liked, and remember deals are selling out quickly.
Apple released new iPod touch models on Wednesday with significant updates. The new model includes a faster 64-bit processor, the M8 fitness chip that's in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, 128GB storage, an 8 megapixel camera, and new colors including gold.
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Great updates for the iPod touch, but no Apple Music support for the nano or shuffle. That's too bad.
Apple's online store was replaced with the "We'll be Back" message that usually indicates new products or product updates are on the way. With rumors of an updated iPod touch circulating, we may finally get to see a refresh to the aging iOS-based iPod model.
The 12.9-inch iPad Pro isn't a rumor and will be on store shelves this fall, or so say Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro. Bryan and John join Jeff Gamet to explain why they're sure the iPad Pro is coming soon, how it will impact Apple's business, and why DigiTimes has become a source we should be watching.
It took US$3 billion and a decade to get the New Horizons probe to Pluto, and the images from its very brief encounter will be coming back soon. New Horizons zipped past Pluto on Tuesday at over 30,000 miles per hour, and at its closest point was only 7,750 miles away from the dwarf planet—which is far closer than the Moon is to Earth. Pluto is the farthest away body in our solar system humans have explored and was discovered only 85 years ago. Until now, we haven't had any close up photographs of Pluto and its moons, and the images that have been coming is as New Horizons made its approach have been amazing. To celebrate New Horizons reaching its closest point to Pluto before moving farther out into the solar system Google gave us a new doodle on its home page depicting the flight. Be sure to click the doodle animation for more information about Pluto and the New Horizons probe.
Adobe's Flash has gone from the darling of the Internet party to creepy crasher everyone wishes would leave. Apple turned its back on Flash years ago, Google and YouTube aren't fans any more, Firefox now blocks Flash content automatically, and the latest nail in the coffin is coming from Facebook's Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos is calling for a kill date where all Web browsers drop support for the multimedia platform at the same time.
If you install iOS 9 public beta and think one star reviews for apps that break is the way to give good feedback, you're part of the problem. Jeff Gamet explains how you can be a good citizen in Apple's public beta community.