Apple Adds Alchemy Synthesizer Support to Logic Pro X

4:15 PM, Aug. 25th, 2015 · · Product News

Logic Pro X gets a serious update with Alchemy support

Apple released Logic Pro X 10.2 on Tuesday with several new features, most notably support for Alchemy—a synthesizer plug-in with several sound generators. Logic Pro is Apple's professional audio editing application for the Mac.

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That's a seriously big update for Logic Pro.

Parallels Releases Desktop 11 for Mac with El Capitan & Windows 10 Support

3:15 PM, Aug. 19th, 2015 · · Product News

Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac released

On August 19, Parallels released Desktop 11 for Mac. It fully supports Windows 10, including Cortana access in OS X, and is ready for OS X El Capitan. One focus of this release, as always, is performance increases. Additional focuses are 1) Even better integration between OS X and Windows for a more seamless experience, 2) Travel mode, and 3) a new Pro version with special features for developers, power users and IT professionals.

Google’s OnHub is the Wi-Fi Router Apple Should’ve Designed

5:11 PM, Aug. 18th, 2015 · · Product News

Google's OnHub handles your Wi-Fi network and smart home

Google wants to be your home network's one-stop-shop with its just announced OnHub. The OnHub bundles together a Wi-Fi router, smart home device bridge, Bluetooth Smart Ready, and a network management system in a cylinder packed with antennas and enough smarts to help keep your network in top shape—and it sounds like a really great idea that Apple should've already jumped on.

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Hey Apple, it looks like Google is blowing the AirPort Extreme out of the water with its OnHub. What are you going to do about it?

Apple Music Adds Beats 1 Schedule in iTunes 12.2.2

5:13 PM, Aug. 13th, 2015 · · Product News

iTunes 12.2.2 Screenshot

Apple released iTunes 12.2.2 on Thursday. Like iOS 8.4.1, this update focuses almost exclusively on Apple Music, and the top new feature is the ability to view a schedule in Beats 1 radio, as shown in the screenshot in the full story.

iOS 8.4.1 Released with Focus on Apple Music Improvements

2:52 PM, Aug. 13th, 2015 · · Product News

iOS 8 Icon

Apple released iOS 8.4.1 Thursday, an update with a major focus on Apple Music. The patch notes list fixes for iCloud Music Library, interface issues, playlist improvements, artwork fixes, improvements to Connect, and a fix for tapping Love when listening to Beats 1.

Firefox Exploit Found in Wild, Mozilla Releases Patch

4:54 PM, Aug. 11th, 2015 · · Product News

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Mozilla announced on Tuesday that a Firefox exploit has been discovered in the wild. The exploit affects Windows, Linux, and Mac users, and Mozilla has issued a patch. If you're a Firefox user, TMO recommends you update immediately.

Epson Ditches Printer Cartridges for More Affordable Ink Tanks

7:13 PM, Aug. 5th, 2015 · · Product News

Epson's EcoTank printers crank out pages for two years before they need more ink

Epson is hoping to take the sting out of inkjet printer ink prices, and is tossing the printer consumables market on end at the same time. The company's new EcoTank printers come with enough ink to last years, and refills come it at a fraction of the cost of traditional ink cartridges.

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You'll pay more up front for Epson's new printers, but in exchange you get far more affordable ink and less to throw away when it's time for a refill.

Photoshop CS6 Stragglers Out of Luck for Camera Raw Updates

10:15 AM, Jul. 29th, 2015 · · Product News

Adobe leaves Photoshop CS6 behind with last Camera Raw update

It's no secret that Adobe left its Creative Suite 6 apps behind when it moved to Creative Cloud and annual software licenses, and if you've been holding out hope for extended support for the old versions of Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, get ready for the bad news. Adobe says Camera Raw 9.1.1 will be the last version released that still offers Photoshop CS6 support. For people using Adobe's apps professionally, this is another reminder that Creative Suite 6 is now a relic and it's time to let it go.

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Dropping Camera Raw updates for Photoshop CS6 is yet another sign from Adobe they really want everyone to move to Creative Cloud. The fact that they offered CS6 ACR updates for this long is pretty amazing.