Skype for Mac Hotfix Released to fix Audio Selection Issues

11:21 AM, May. 29th, 2015 · · News

On Friday Microsoft released an update for Skype for Mac, version 7.8.390, that fixes the audio selection bug introduced earlier this week. In the new version Skype will again honor the audio device selections chosen in Skype > Preferences > Audio/Video. The prior version ignored these selections and defaulted everything to whatever was chosen in OS X's system preferences. Skype for Mac 7.8.390 is available using Skype's built-in update function or as a manual download from Skype. Kudos to the Skype team for engineering a quick fix!

Apple’s Fix for the Messages Text String Crash

11:19 AM, May. 29th, 2015 · · News

Apple offers workaround for Messages bug until a real fix is ready

The Internet has been in a tizzy this week over the iOS 8 bug that lets someone crash your iPhone with a text message. Apple has acknowledged the problem and even has a fix for the issue. Sort of.

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At least Apple confirmed it knows about the bug and is working on a real fix. Until then, we'll have to deal with workarounds if our friends decide they want to crash our iPhones with text messages.

Apple Buys Augmented Reality Company Metaio

9:55 AM, May. 29th, 2015 · · News

Apple gets into the VR world with Metaio purchase

It looks like Apple is ready to get into the virtual reality and augmented reality world with its recent purchase of Metaio. The company has already worked with big names Ferrari and Ikea, and now it will bring its expertise to Apple's products, too.

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Google and Facebook both think augmented and virtual reality is going to be huge for smartphones, and now it looks like Apple is in the same camp, too.

Apple Store Adds Same Day Delivery through Postmates in Bay Area

5:40 PM, May. 28th, 2015 · · News

Apple Store Adds Same Day Delivery through Postmates in Bay Area

Apple has added a same day delivery option on some items through the Apple Store app in iOS. The service is being offered in conjunction with courier service Postmates, and is currently available in parts of the Bay Area in California. Shipping options for some products are listed as "Today within 4 hours - Fastest," and come with a US$19 delivery charge.

6 Calculator Apps for Apple Watch

2:42 PM, May. 28th, 2015 · · News

TMO rounds up some Apple Watch calculator apps

Watches from a few decades ago included calculators, so why not Apple Watch? Even though Apple didn't include a calculator app on its smartwatch that doesn't mean you can't add one yourself. TMO's Jeff Gamet rounded up a few and checked them out for you. Read on to see what he liked and what he didn't.

Pebble Time Ships, Apple Watch Comparisons Coming Soon

9:12 AM, May. 28th, 2015 · · News

Pebble Time is now shipping, which means we're about to see head-to-head comparisons with Apple Watch. Pebble introduced its newest smartwatch with a Kickstarter campaign earlier this year that was fully funded in only 20 minutes. With Apple Watch shipping, too, the smartwatch market is heating up.

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Pebble Time offers built-in accessory support, goes a week between recharging, and comes with a lower price than Apple Watch. Now we get to see if that's enough to compete with Apple.

TextExpander 5 and TextExpander touch 3.5 Released

6:47 PM, May. 27th, 2015 · · News

Smile Software has released significant updates to both the Mac and iOS versions of TextExpander, adding support for JavaScript snippets and expanded syncing options. Kelly has the rest of the story on notable features in each release.

iOS Bug can Crash Your iPhone with a Text Message

6:04 PM, May. 27th, 2015 · · News

Apple is working to fix an iOS bug that lets someone crash your iPhone via SMS

Thanks to a bug in the iOS Messages app it's possible to crash your iPhone with a text message. The bug requires a specific string of Unicode characters, and there are some workarounds while we wait for Apple to release a fix.